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"Why urn yon here, mv little Ind?"
H:iil it nmn tn h himthiiir town.
" Hin Hflllnir pnpors, nil," 'twns SHid,
''And my iimm; Is Janilo Hrown."
"VVtwrp fin you live, my little led.
With your ioctts so crisply cllll''?,
"I have no homo" inn voire whs wild
"Kxci'plliiK tho wide, wide world."
'ITnvp you no friends by hlnnil allied,
No mother, kind mid trni'i""
"No mother or trlende." the child replied,
With his hH,eleyrs drw.
Where do ynn sleep, my little Ind.
Vi'lien your ptipers are not sold.'"
"',.1 nnr.iis Hlld corners, wherever I can,
1 cuddle up from the cold."
"Whenever it hiippen you eurn no dinner,
Wtuit do vou do lor hri'iidf"
"I live in hop -s of hotter times,
And (to without," he suid.
What Is your Hro? my little Ind,
Vim look like 11 boy of mine,
Vho went I'll H journey pust the fltltrfl.'4
ISrttd the urchin, "I oin nine."
4,Do you try to lie pood? my little Ind,
Own truthfully unto mo.
4,l inn sorry, str. I Hin sometimes lind.
Hut 1 do not menu to be."
'Will you come with me, my little Ind,
To my warm and plensnnt henrthy"
'I will iro with you, the child replied,
"Wherever you wish, on eiirth. '
Together they left the wind-swept street.
And enter d ft dnorwny, where
A wiMiiml wiitehi'd with n gentle face,
And a (flint of pold in her hair.
'Von hnve hroupht the child," she softly Bald,
'He will till our liven with joy;
Yt can iove with a tender love the dead,
Vet cherish the orphan hoy."
And a kiss, like the touch of a rose-leaf lltfht,
us pn i-srd on the lone lad's hrow.
And he sotiliinirly cried : "It niiirels bright
C an ever look here, Just now,
"I pray my mother hir child enn see.
And I hope that yours she's found.
And that noth of them know that mothers
Have been only chnnffod around."
And there was a flush and dash of tears,
And a wave of 'kerchiefs white.
And tiie little newsboy had a homo
In the hoitrtu of loe that night.
And if others could only know the Joy
That In kindly deiils is found.
Full inn ii v- Hn orphan irirl and hoy
Would be quickly "cbanired around."
Mrt. ii. W. U'liile, tn Ckerland Lcatlcr.
LESSON FOR A FIRST READER.
I see. a book. It is a First Reader.
A First Header is a book for very young
And being a book for very young
children, containing in a condensed
form tin; milk of literature, who would
have imagined that it ever could have
by anv possibility become the means
Virilizing the greatest confusion and
vexation to a grown-up? Hut it did.
I, Samunlla (iolden, am that grown
up. And I am the author, or nearly
the author (under tho ablest super
vision, 1 frankly confess) of that First
The wav it camo about was this.
liavo always been passionately fond
children. When but a decidedly small
.specimen ot humanity myself I adored
all tho smaller specimens with whom
chanced to meet. At the tender age
.six, there being no baby then at my
own home, I deliberately entered the
home of our washer-woman one day,
knowing her to be absent at the time,
and stoic her five-months-old l'atsey
from the cradle in which he was peace
fully sleeping, and in spite of his kicks
and yells, when he awoke to tho situa
tion, I managed to carry him safely
our house fortunately not far distant
and place him in the arms of my
very niuch astonished mother. And
when he was reclaimed and carried
( away again by his rightful owner,
' sat me down on the tloor with a bang,
and opened my mouth to its utmost
width, and lifted my voice to its utmost
height, and refused most emphatically
to be comforted.
This love of littlo ones did not
diminish in the least as I grew in stature
and in years. On the contrary, it seemed
to increase, and it became as natural
me to talk baby talk and make baby
rhymes for every wee darling that came
i my way as it was for me to breathe,
and for the older youngsters I had
always a story ready some simple
thing about simple things, but,
virtue of creation, my own. And
having contrived to bo an unobserved
listener to several of these stories, and
having also learned from Sue, his little
niece, and "I made up out of my own
head" the jingles with which she often
sought to entertain him, Mr. Krickson,
our school-master and a very clever
fellow, too said to rue one afternoon:
".Miss Golden, 1 have undertaken
task in which 1 think nay, I am sure
that you can, if you will, bo of great
assistance to me."
'And pray what, may that task be?"
asked I wonderingly.
"The preparation of a First Reader,"
he replied. "I do not expect
pecuniary results to be princely,
though no doubt you would realizo
enough to compensate you for what
ever time you might expend; but
practieo would be excellent for you,
and perhaps open t lit? way for better
paying literary work."
"Literary work," repeated I. "Why,
1 never even dreamed of such a thing."
"Did yon not," he said, with a snide.
'Well, you are not the first person
lias remained in ignorance of his or
particular talent until a friend dis
covered it. Jiut are you willing to
me a helping hand with the book?"
"Most willingly," said I. "Toll
plainly what I am to do, or to try to
and I will begin this very evening."
And I did begin that very evening,
and extremely glad I was to do so.
I had already, although April
scarcely set in, trimmed my usual
amount of spring hals and bonnets,
which our community not following
strictly, for good and sulliciout reasons,
the decrees of fashion also included
Host of tho summer ones, thereby cut
ting off that source of income for
or live months. And it had been highly
necessary that another source should
be discovered immediately. From which
statement we shall naturally infer
the (Jolden family was gulden only
name. It was. Otherwise, of course
luenn in a money sense, it was nickelly,
. and not that ti as great an extent
Father well, any kind of steady
business seemed to disagree with fat
consequently he contributed to our sup
port im'.y by lit.s and starts. Daniel,
our eldest boy, worked faithfully as
assistant bookkeeper in a publishing
house in New iork 4'ity, and
nearly half his salary to mother
lirsl of every month. (ioorgo,
youngest boy, was clerk with (a hope
some d:iy becoming one of the linn)
tin'. Wihlwood general store; and 1,
I have intimated above, was the, Wild
wood milliner. Hut work us hard as
might, Daniel, (ieorgo and I, we
do no more, even with the intermittent
lielp from father, than take care of
belvcs and the rest of the family lu
rimn1lnt wnv. (Tlio r't of tlio fumily J
ronsisteil if tiinthiT n diirlino-- irrnnil-
nuitlicr - :i no! Iht linrlin iiml three of
the sweetest, rnntiitirrst liuln eirls,
two. live anil nix yen's old, tlial ever
needed lo lie Inkon care of.) So, ns you
limy well imnrrinn, wan not, only de
lilitiol, lint t'xlicnielv delii'lited, to jri't
llm (iliaiico of nssi.sl.inir fFr. Krickson
with tlio Header And 1 conliiled as
much to Malt liri-wslor wlien we worn
comin;; homo from clitircli toellier tlio
next Sunday evoninjr. "liei-ause, you
see, It :i 1 1 , T said I, "if I hikvgimI with
this, may tie I- can fro on wriline; until''
and 1 faitsrht my lirealh nt this bold -noss
of tlio Idea "I am found worthy
of a place in the juveniln maijazines.
and, as a successful writer, I could help
1 no family much more than 1 can now,
for literary work is for all seasons, and
millinery only for two or three months
out of tiie whole year."
"You forget," said Matl, "your rich
uncle who is coming hero from Austra
lia soon, and who will, no doubt, so ar
rango things that tho family will need
no help at all from your hands."
"O dear! saiil I, "so I did. Hut ho
has forgotten us for so many years
ever since I was live, and I was nine
teen on my last birthday that now he
has condescended to remember our ex
istence, and promise us a visit, it's no
wonder that I can't keep him in mind.
Ami we are not sure that his coming
will benelit ns any. He may be a
cranky old man, and very hard to
please. It is more Mian likely hn is,
for father (with whom he could never
agree, though he is his only brother)
teHs mo ho was an unusually cranky
'(), you must, make him pleased with
vou," declared Matt, decisively. "You
nave one advantage, and a great one,
over the others. You are his god
daughter, you know."
"I know it tomy sorrow," 1 assented.
"Samuella! What a name to give an
unfortunate girl baby! If it hadn't
been for that saving 'F.lla-,' what would
I have done? Fanev a woman's being
called 'Sam' all her life!"
"Hut you will do your best to get
into the old chap's good graces, won't
you?" said Matt, coaxingly.
"Well, yes, I will, since your heart
seems to be set upon it," I promised,
though I wondered at the time why he
was so anxious that I should become a
favorite of Uncle Sam's. "I'll do
everything but give up tho Reader."
Matt lirewster was chief proprietor
of the store where my brother (ieorgo
was clerk, and he was also my ackowl
odged lover. The latter fact made
me tho envy of half the girls in Wild
wood, for Matt was considered tho
handsomest and most fascinating yonng
bacholor in the place. He was tall and
slender, with very fair hair, light blue
eyes, a straight nose, and a small
Mrs. Lcroy, the young wife of old
Captain Leroy looked up to with great
respect by three-fourths of the popula
tion of Wildwood. because she had her
bonnet nnd gloves straight from Paris
gave it as her opinion that his brow
was too narrow, and his chin too re
treating, "(iive me," sho said, calmly
and coolly, "the school-master, any
day, m preterenco. lie is not quite as
tall, but his shoulders are broader, to
is his forehead, and he has a certain
manly look and way about him that is
utterly lacking in Mr. Mathew Hrews
tor." Strange as it may appear, I did not
feel as indignant at tins adverse criticism
of my betrothed (by tho way,
had stipulated at tho time of nty en
gagement, now two months old, that
marriage should not be thought of for
at least two years) as some of the other
girls did. Nettie Haley, for instance
daughter of Haley, the builder, with
snug little tortune in tier own right, in
herited from her mother was purticu
"She only talks that way," sho said.
referring to Mrs. Leroy, "because she
wants to seem different from everybody
else, just as she sends to Paris from this
out-of-the-way village for her bonnets
and gloves. hy, there s no coin
parison between the two men. Matt
dances beautifully; Mr. Erickson don't
danco a step. Matt sings lovely; Mr.
Krickson can only join in a bass. Matt
has a complexion like a girl's; and Mr.
Erickson has one like like "
"A man's," I suggested, mischiev
ously, as she paused for a comparison.
"O, pshaw, Ella, what a tease you
arc! And about your own beau, too!
Hut I don't really believe you know"
and here she heaved a deep sigh'
"what a lucky girl you are."
"Well, I began the Header,' and soon
became so absorbed in my work that
everything I cast eyes upon instantly
resolved itself into a First Hesson. Did
the butcher stop at the door, "I see
man; he is a butcher; a butcher sells
meat," immediately Hashed through
my brain. Did one of my intimate
friends call, I greeted her in my mind
with, "I see a girl; her name is May"
(or Fib, or Molly, whichever it might
bo; "she comes to tell some news."
My very dreams were haunted by like
examples. 1 saw tho queerest things
Their names were gibberish. They
played strange and ridiculous pranks,
liut for all that perchance in conse
quence of all that the book progressed
rapidly, and the first hundred lessons
were almost completed, when mother
received a letter from a cousin of hers,
dated from the same place in Australia
from which L'nclo Sam had come.
read as follows:
'Dk.mi Sauah: Your brother-in-law starts
for Wildwood In a few tlnvs. I trust that
will arrive safely, and bring you permanent
relief from your pecuniary troubles. Vou
will flid him much changed in personal ap
pearance the result ol several hard tights
w iilch he has been engaged since you last
haw 111 in. Never haul-'.ouie. hu Is now culiar-looking.
I write this especially
warn you, and to have vou warn the others,
not to allude in the slightest way to the phys
ical bleuu-tics it will be impossible for you
to observe, as any such allusion would have
theetfect of rousing hilll to furious anger.
With love to Hauiucllii. upon whom he senilis
Inclined to look with favor, and kind remem
brances to the rest, I am youra faithfully,
And not very long aflertho reception
of this letter Uncle Sam made his ap
pearance. He was "peculiar-looking,"
to use a favorite remark of one of
oldest citizens, "with a vengeance."
His head was bald in spots, as though
the haVr had been pulled out by great
handl'uls, and his faco was all awry.
Add to this the expression of an ogre,
and you will not wonder that the chil
dren, who had been hastily dressed
news of his approach, were as hastily
withdrawn to the kitchen when lie
Poor litl )e darlings, we got them
away just in time, for their lips had be-
guu to ipiiver and their eyes to grow
Lug with trightened surprise. "Ihey
will get used to him by degrees," whis
pered my mother, as I gave each
them a reassuring kiss. "And now,
Klladcar, go back and do your best
en I ertaiu him tint ily our father comes
while 1 set about, tiie dinner."
1 returucd to tiie, parlor. 1 sat. down
opposite our visitor. 1 found a dread
ful fascination in his unsymmut rical
face. I could not remove my eves from
it. 1 essayed to sneak, but before
tbo I moutii was fairly ojicu Uncle Sam
lih slinky browx mid prowld: "And
so im rn Sain, tire you. Anil what
do you see that vou stare in that way?"
And then the spirit of that First
Header, in spile of all that I could do to
resist it, took complete possession of mil.
I replied slowly anil distinctly: "I see
ft man; he Is a ipieer looking man: ho
has a (crooked nose; he has a crooked
mouth; helms a crooked chin ; lie has
crooked ryes; ho has an awful hoovvI;
he Is a rich man. I am a poor pirl. I
would rather be a pretty poor girl than
a rich crooked man."
And that was the last of our expecta
tions from I'ncle Sam. I In arose,
thundeied forth some words which I
an not repeat, broke all the mantel or-
j natuenls at one fell .swoop, and left the
house never to return a .rain
I'll just add, to whom it may con
cern, that soon after the hopes of a
fortune from my godfather were thus
destroyed, my engagement to Matt
Hrewster was broken and that young
gentleman married Nottio Daley.
As for me, I was "lucky" enough to
become the happy wife of John Krick
son. And our First, Header proved a
perfect success. Rtarqaret Eilinge, in
Jones and Hrown were riding along
a country road, and seeing some
"alder" bushes in full bloom, Jones re
marked to Hrown, who isn't very bright
on puns and that sort of things:
"I say, Hrown, did you see that gag
in the Chicago .Nuj.-"'
"What's that?'' inquired Hrown.
"Why, that way of spelling 'elder
blow tea' with four letters.
"No, I never saw it. How do you do
"Easy enough I.-double o-t."
"Ha, ha! that's good. I'll just give
that to my wife, anil Hrown s face
took a deeply studious expression.
Arriving at home, Hrown, with a
handful of the llower, hurried to his
wife before he should forget tho point
of his story.
"My dear, ho broke out, "here are
some elder blossoms redolent of tho
odors of spring, and Jones gave me a
good gag, too, on them.
"They are lovely," said his wife,
"but what is the gag?"
"Why, my dear, can you spell 'elder
blossom ta' with four letters?"
"Elder blossom tea? Of course 1
can't, and I don't think you can
"Yes I can, too. Ha, ha! A man is
always quicker than a woman in that
sort of thing. Don't you know that all
the great American paragraphurs are
men, my dear?"
'That's no sign, but go on with the
"Ila, ha! Haw, haw! Ho, ho! That's
a good one on you, my love. It's tho
easiest thing in the world. Listen here
"Fsliaw, that doesn't spell 'elder
blossom tea;' that spells 'loot.1 "
"Wha wha ?" and Hrown
scratched his head and looked vacantly
at his w ife and repeated slowly "L-double
o-t; L-double o-t. That's the way Jones
spcllod it, anyhow, and it came out all
right. I wonder what's wrong with it.
Darned if I don't r an 1 see Jones,"
and ho Hew out, while his wifo stared
after him and remarked: "I can spell
'fool' with live letters, and the first one
is a capital U." Merchant 'Iravelcr.
The English Premier.
There, in office (on .the Treasury
bench), sits the first Lord of the Treas
ury, and Leader of the House of Com
mons, stretched out, 'with his . lers
straight before him, and his toes turned
up to the lantern roof. His hands ho
listlessly crosses on his lap. His head
droops over his right shoulder. His
face is pallid. The corners of his
mouth droop as if in pain. - His scant
gray hair clings like a fringe of floss
about the base of his great skull. His
eyes are closed. The powerful features
touched with a tinge of sweetness and
overworn with half a century of poli
tics, ' mutely engender pity. His ill-
fitting clothes hang loosely about hi
liirure, always lithe and active
motion, and with tho free stride of
wild thing of the woods. Hut when
Mr. , Gladstone is once aroused
attacks ol his opponents the lax
figure, which seemed to sleep, suddenly
sits bolt upright, chin in the air. and
hands clasping his knees. There are
only three lingers on the left hand, the
bare knuckles being concealed with
circular black patch kept in its place
by a narrow black ribbon drawn back
and front of the palm. All tr..ces
fatigue pass away, the eyes, large and
luminous, keen and grey, re-l with
anger upon the enemy. Tho nostrils
dilate, the lips, still close, work im
patiently, the body leans forward, the
hands glide upon the knees pressed
"In a moment Mr. Gladstone is
his feet. Say it is a field night, and
that he has come from some political
reception. He wears evening clothes
and a llower. When he comes down
tho House decorated with the spoils
the garden, tho reporters sharpen their
pencils and members Wait about tho
lobbies to hear him. Iiy what process
tho liberal chief rumples the fronts
his dress shirts is a secret as close
that of the age of the world. With
couple of quick steps he comes to the
dispatch box at the corner of the tablet
ana for an instant beams upon the
House. Then he opens the flood gase,
of his oratory, and deluges the Com
mons with superb eloquence." Scenes
in the Commons.
The Cheaper Way.
Secretary of a certain railroad, enter
ing the president's otlice with a news
paper in his hand
"Why, hero is an article asking
our road can moot its Juno interest
Hid you ever?"
"Never! That editor ought to
"Shall I begin a libel suit?"
"Yes yes -at once! That is, wait
few days. I'll see tho treasurer,
if he says wo can borrow the money
pay the interest we'll make that in
fernal newspaper sweat "
"And if we can't burrow?"
"O ah ! Yes, we may be short.
I guess, upon tins whole, we had better
ignore the article. Also, the nevvs-
i paper. Also, all tlio people connected
mm mug so Hurts a newspaper
as to ignore its existence. --H'att
"There is no class of workman
the country," says tho New York Jour
mil of Coinnieree, "so miserably
clothed and paid as the clergy. ''hcr
is no class of mull to whom others
high or low, rich or poor, faithful
unbelievers, so uniformly go, and froti
' v bom they uniformly receive help
mv . ynysicai as wen as inculal sullcritig au
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
President White expresses tlin
piuion that, present college life is an
Improvement upon that of lifleen )enrs
Igo. Sinirinn ( ;V. Y.) Journal.
Rev. Phillips Hrooks savs that his
recent tour through India has led him
to believe with great, faith and earnest
ness in the general work of foreign mis
s i j 1 1 si .
The Huston Wtrfchnmtl says that,
within the last nine years nearly eight
hundrod churches have been burned in
America, mostly through defective heat
ing apparat us.
The Mormon church claims that it
has as many missionaries as the Ameri
can board, anil that they are well scat
tered over the eastern hemisphere, even
to tho Holy Land itself. Chinfjo Jour
nal. Joseph Cook has an alarm clock
on bis desk on the Huston platform, to
warn him when to end his prelude and
begin his lecture, when to break off for
for an interlude, when to resume his
lecturo, and when to conclude the
wholo performance. Jlo-iton llrrnld.
The Moravians have just been cel
ebrating their 4'27th anniversary. This
leaves tho Edinburgh tercentenary far
in tho rear. The Moravians claim to
be the oldest Protestant sect in Christen
dom. They aro able to go back to tho
vear 1 I.ri7.
"Our observation is," snv the
Methodist bishops in their quadrennial
address, "that where the ministry is
holy and aggressive, the churches
prosper, whether in our rural districts
or in our cities; but when men remain
the ministry simply to retain po
sitions and to reeoive support, and me
chanically perform the duties of olhce.
our churches fail."
A missal or mass book printed in
Antwerp in HUD is in use ut the chapel
attached to Carmelwood, the priests'
residence, near I ppcr Marlborough,
Va. The type is clear and beautiful,
the paper still fresh and of the best
texture, and the wood cuts, represent
ing tho various events in tho life of
Christ, are wonderfully choice and ar
tistic. The book is suj posed to havo
been brought over by some ono of the
early Catholic settlers in Maryland.
- The people who believe that the
English aro tho long-lost tribes of Is
rael, are collecting money for what is
known as the Tara Trust Fund, estab
lished not only to look after the lost
tribes, but to excavate the Tara Mount,
County Meath, Ireland, in the hope of
discovering buried therein the deeds
that were given to the Prophet Jere
miah when he purchased the land of
Palestine. Mr. Spurgeon recently took
this subject for his sermon, and de
clared that the liction of tho lost ten
tribes has no warrant in Scripture.
There were no tribes lost, hence there
are no such persons yet to be discov
ered. Neither are we the descendants
of those tribes. We are (ientiles, and
the Jews to-day aro themselves the d
scendants of tho tribes mentioned
holy writ. Drtroit 1'o.st.
Credit is like a looking glass,
which, when onlvfc tllied by a breath,
may be wiped clear again, but if once
cracked can never be repaired. ocoff.
W hen little Ldith was visiting
Detroit she went with ono of her cousins
to Sundav-sehool. "Where is vour
homo?" asked the teacher kindly, with
a view to putting the little one at hei
ea.se. "Heaven," said Edith, thinking
that sho was being religiously cate
chised. Detroit Free Press.
It was a young wife who, traveling
with her son, an infant, wrote to
husband as follows: "Wo are doing
lirst-rato, and enjoying ourselves very
much. We are in line health. The
boy can crawl about on all-fours.
Hoping that the same may be said
you, 1 remain, etc., i'anny." Oolder,
First Cabman What did
charge that stranger for driving
round the corner to the hotel? Second
Cabman I charged $4.97. "t.u7?
That is a queer ligure. Why didn't
you make it an even i?.j?" "Hecaust
.f l.97 was all ho had. rnladcljitiin
Fipps, who has been lunching with
a friend upon frogs' legs. "Kverythinn
you see is of some use in this worlil,
even the frog." Friend, who is dispu
tatious: "I don't agree witli you.
what use is the mosquito to us?" Fipps:
"Ah, my dear fellow, you take a wrong
view of things. Just think how useful
wo arc to tho mosquito." lioston
A man in a train was heard
groan so frightfully that the passengers
took pity on him, and one of them gave
him a drink out of a tlask. "Uo
feel better?" asked the giver. "I do,"
said ho who had groaned. "What
ailed you?" "Ailed m
what made vou groan so
1 was singing.'
the term goose
egg! It means
! Great land of freedom
"In what sense is
egg used, (ieorgo, in
base ball?" "Goose
nothing, Angelina. I hat is to sav
means a cipher. The iilnver who
to score anvthing is said to have mad
agoo-ieegg." "How funny! 1 thought
it meant something entirely ditlcrent.
"Indeed: what was your idea of it?"
thought it might be an egg laid
some of the 'fouls' of the game." Lou
Elizabeth is a liuffalo girl about
eight years old. When asked how
she had got in her geography lessons
tho little woman said: "We are in
Alps now. And what do you think?
The girls there wear short red skirts
and a sort of green jacket laced in front
and behind, with pulled sleeves. IdonH
just remember what kind of stockings
thev wear, but I think tney are blue.
"Well!" exclaimed the paraly.ed parent
when she could recover her breath,
"but where aro tho Alps, child?"
don't know," was the artless response
"It doesn't say anything about that!'
llu 'J'alo Commereial.
It often occurs that doctors do
care to tell patients the wholo
An Austin doctor has a very neat
of encouraging tho patient, and at
same time he does not deviate from
"Doctor, please examine my chest.
There is something the matter with
lungs," said a man far gone in
Tho doctor examined tho patients
chest, and consoled In ill by saving:
"loll lust go homo and don t bother
about your lungs."
"Is thero nothing the matter
"I don't say that there is nothing
mutter with them, but they will
on until vou draw your last breath.
and vou certainly will not have
uso for them utter that." Texat
THE RUM EVIL.
In tbo reldnlirht calm nnd holy, when tho
world Iims sunk to rest.
When the snol less dew is trembling OH the
Illy i folded crest.
When the pliftiinif of the rephyr creeps and
Meals noon the ear,
Foft and ireiule as an echo wafted from an
I will leave my heated room, leave th dark
lies and the Rlonm,
1 will U-rvo the crowded city, quit the crimo-
liolluted HI reel ;
.Wander ihrounh the meadows, where I may
breathe a puiorair.
Feel ft purer, holier, better earth boneath
my si rwylntf teet.
On thromrh s'lent Innes where rust 'Injf trees
Ri-e noddiillf overhefid.
Whispering filler to one another of tho pleas
ant summer thsj ;
On throiiifh lb-Ids where corn Is waving, as if
in a sleep i heard
Pome soft anthem stealing round it to whose
melody is stirred:
Btarfl are Rlistenliuf In the sky, dew drops (rlit
lor in reply.
Silent conveise wllli each other violets and
Itoblll with the si'iirlet breast dreams of mis
chief in his net.
Klow'rets. tired of b -Inff happy, close tholr
petals now to sleep.
Yonder Is a ent half hidden In a robe of red
("ovorc'l ii it with countless rosea balhlnpf in
the pale moon's sheen:
Surely nothlnir less than uuKols dwell within
that cottage there:
Winnie fairies must lie hidingr round a spot
so bn-rlit am tair.
To the window I wilt creep, throtiK'h the lat
tice 1 will peep
Alas! that such an Kden should have such
a hell wli liin :
8eo the drunken lather lie with his children
And a bower of beauty blackened with ttw
awful brand of sin.
Out atratn'upon the highway, all my heart with
From t tun ooiiasf' uuickly flying to a village
now I come:
Rows of cotlaircs. surrounded by irrccn fields
like verdant sen.
Or like hi iden treasures crouching in tho
shallow of tile trees.
Hut as I nm drawing near, frightful noises
greet mv ear
Curses like the yHls of devils, oaths that
taint llie very air.
Never city built by man sinco the world Its
Could eclipse tin. scenes of horror that with
in that villu;re were.
Hum again," ! faintly muttor, as my foot
steps nurrv nv.
On past sights of drink and riot, evil plague
snots to tnoeve.
Out again Into the meadows, hare at least I
may breathe free.
In thl1 solitude of nftturo no drink traces
shall I sefi.
Rivers glisten calm and bright In tho moon
beams spectrnl light.
Laughing streamlets, never sleeping, leap
oowii i ne green niiisuie:
Isow the nigh tin gale's sweet song breaks upon
a list mug throng
Of primroses and lo.x-giovesthiit beneath
inc ncilgcs mile.
But the magic note Is brokon by a shrink so
louil nun Sltrill
That the streamlets seem to stagger In their
racing down the hill:
And I heard rude, clamorous voices, yonder
ov uie river s tirink.
Grewsomi; curse and ribald laughter can 1
never leave tiie drink?
Back again Into the town, with apirlt broken
Ily the crime that over meets me whcrcsO'
ever I may roam.
Vainly may I strive to !Ieo, Btill tho serpent's
trim i see
Blasting, ruining, destroying evory spot
ucam Heaven e broad uoiiip.
The Safe Way.
We find ourselves quite of! en puzzled
as to the issues of right and wrong
the practical questions of daily life. We
have a strong inclination to some course
of procedure concerning the wisdom or
propriety or lawfulness of winch we can
not help entertaining a doubt. V ill
do for us to go torward, or will it vio
late sonio standard of duly by which
we ought to be governed? May we
gratily our desire, or will such self-in
dulgence strain and weaken our alle
giance to the purest morality? way we.
salcly take some step quite ngreeanle
to us, or will the act exert an unwhole
some influence upon those whose esti
mate of good and evil is affected by our
example? We wish we could see clear
ly the merits of the case, and we can
not assume the affirmative in the prob
lem of privilege without some slight
misgiving as to the vindication of our
course. We do not mean to do wrong,
and we hope we have not gono astray,
for nothing would induce us to trample
upon any positive law of rectitude.
Still there is a little cloud brooding tho
whole transaction. with;n which thero
may lurk above our head a shadow of
condemnation. How can we be guided
in such questions of personal conduct
so as to seo the right clearly, through
the haze, and commit no trespass
Well, I would suggest that there is,
in most of these puzzles, one indisputa
bly safe side. It iiuiv not be quite right
to gratify our inclination in a given in
stance, but it is unquestionably right
not lo ilo no. Shall we take the cup
lifted to our lips, so sparkling and fra
grant and stimulating? We hesitate to
say: "Yes," but. without hesitation,
we may say: "No," and forego the
There is some profitable walk of busi
ness, the influence of which upon the
public good and the conmioti safety
oflen questioned, but the prolits
which are large. May we engage in
without just censure? Well, there will
be no deserved reproach for letting
Will it be safe and right for us
place upon our board for our own use.
and to offer to our guests, stimulating
and intoxicating drinks, and lo ticciis
tom our children to this feature of do
mestic life? We hope we have enough
strength of self control and that oth
ers have to prevent any mischief.
That may be so, but it can not be d
Iiied that a'slinenrr is sale.
There is some style of public enter
tainment, which, in its own nature,
in the character of the performers,
in the more usual and prevalent type
of its exhibition, is a violation of tin"
most sensitive purity and delicacy; and
leads often practically to wantonness
imagination, if nothing worse. May
ranclion and endorse it with my pres
ence, for the sake of some gratilicatton
of my taste? If, in such gratilication,
1 have no thought or meaning or experi
ence but what is pure and wholesome,
still if there be a question of its pro
priety and beneliceiice on the broad
scale of public morals it will --I can
not dispute-be safe for nio to stay
away, and keep my skirts clyar from
possible evil. There is one safe ite.
Let us learn and apply this truth
all the round of our personal habits, and
so escape impeachment from God and
inau. Dr. A. L. Stone, in i'ariic.
A SON of Patrick l inniU, of Danbury,
Conn., only six years of ae, helped
himself to lliren drinks of whisky aud
died two days later.
Tiik total amount that has been paid
by the I'nited Stales in Tensions on ac
count of the hue w ar is iiH,!U l.!U7.;
or about two-thirds as niui h is paid
for pensions in twenty years as is an
nually expended loriiiloxieiitiiiir liquors.
A riiYsiciAN i;ot up in the l'eniisylva
nia Slate Medical Society the other day
and said that there, were more rabies
from ruin than from mud dogs. If
man dies of hydrophobia it is au
nounced all over the world; but. if
hundred die of alcoholic convulsions,
almost like tiiose of rabies huaiuoa,
iiothiu id said about it.
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