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BTD.8. JUKKIN, D.D.
' His 1 bar ' la always supplied with the choicest
liquor. Hotel adnertUement.
Why call it a bar? whence is derived
This name for a depot of evil ?
Was the name by some sly friends of virtue
Or, like the thing named, did it come from
the devil .'
Be this as it mav. 'tin a capital name.
(Short, easilv said, and of meaning uioet
And I rather 8unpect from the devil it comes,
X or e'en to his menus ne is siyiy niaug-
Bnt what is its meaning? Why call it a bar?
Because, 'prima facie it bars Iroin the
But that's not Its full honest meaning by I
Just iincle the money and rum follows
I'll tell what It means 'tls'a barto all good,
And a constant promoter of everything evil ;
Tis a bar to oil virtue, that is well under
A bar to the right, and a fort for the devil.
Tis a liar to
all industry, prudence and
A bar to clear thought, a bar
A bar to good conscience, to prayer and to
A bar to the sending of children to school.
To clothing and giving them good educa
A bar to the observance of every good rule,
A bar to the welfare of lamily and nation.
A bar to the hallowed enjoyments of home,
A bar to the holiest earthly Iruition,
A bar that forbids its frequenters to come,
lo the goal and rewards of a virtuous am-
A bar to integrity, honor and fame,
To friendship and connubial love.
To the purest delight that on earth we may
A bar to falvation and heaven above.
4 Come,' said Cora Deane to her cous
in, who was visiting her at her elegant
country home, get your hat and we
will co down to tho lake and have a
row. It is just the morning to boon
the water, and the walk to the lake is
I will lie ready in half a second.
answered Kate, as she threw the book
in which she had teen engrossed upon
the library table, and rushed up stairs
for her hat. The girls were soon stroll
ing arm in arm down the long shaded
avenue, chatting gaily, stopping now
and then to gather flowers to fasten at
their belts themselves as fresh, fair,
and charm ing in their maiden beauty,
as any flower they plucked. As they
passed from the avenue to the street.
they met a young man with his box of
tools mi his shoulder, stom.ino- lirrl.tK-
along, who returned Cora's "pleasant
'good morning, Mr. Arnold,' with case
' Why. CW.'fuiid Kuto. with n lirno-
of her shoulders and a slightly turned
up inclination of her rather arLsto-
cratic nose: 'do vou know that
Cora for a moment couldn't S2cak
for laughter at her cousin's generally
shocked npjicarancc, but finally iiuui
aged to answer :
4 Yes, I do ; and a very nice young
iHiui he is. I itcenmo acquainted with
him at our mission school, whore he Is
a teacher, lie is a temperate, indus
trious young man, a
comfort to his mother.
Teat help and
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yes, I know him quite well.'
'But he may lx all that, a very nice
young man, and so on, do you think it
just the thing for one in your position
to have a shaking acquaintance with
eople so much below vou! But look,
Cora, there comes Dick Earle ain't
he jierfectly splendid?' said Kate,
without waiting for an answer to her
question, as a young man came toward
them, swinging a cane and puffing
awaj' at a cigar. As young Earle aj
proaclied the girls, he lifted his hat in
tha inost approved style, and as they
met stopped to converse with them.
Kate found herself doing mo't of the
talking, for Cora seemed suddenly to
be taken with a fit of silence.
' What a charming day for a drive,'
said Dick. 4 Will you accompany me
this afternoon, young ladies?
' O thank you," said Kate, 'it would
And you, Miss Dean?'
' Thiiuk you,' was the answer ; ' but
I think not this evening. Come, Kate,
we shall not have our row ami get back
in time for lunch, unless we hurry.'
And the two girl.s moved on, alter
Dick had promised to call for Kate at
' Why, Cora Dean what engage
ment have you got this afternoon, that
you declined Dick's invitation?' said
Kate, as they walked on.
4 No engagement; but I don't care
Why, how strange ! I guess there
are not many girls who would decline
an invitation lrotn such a stylish fel
low, with such prospects, too. Come,
Cora, do tell me the reason you won't
go. How queer you are, to sjieak and
smile to that carpenter, and then lie
so cool and indifferent to Dick Earle,
one of the richest fellows in town !'
4 Well,' said Corn, 'if you must
know the rea-on, I will give it. I do
not think Dick Earle resectable
enough for me to associate with.'
' Cora, I believe you are crazy ;' and
Kate stopped short in her walk, her
countenance indicating the greatest
' I meant it,' said Cora, 4 1 know
Dick's course at college the last year
to have been very discreditable to him.
He has been a great expense to his
father, and uses intoxicating liquors,'
and, in fact, is called rather fast. Did
veil not. notice the fumes of liquor as
he talked to us just now ? Oh, Kate,
I will never associate with young men
who pursue such courses, especially if
I know they drjink.'
4 Dear me, what a dreadful serious
thing you make of it said Kate.
You'll certainly die an old maid it you
stick to that j Why, I don't believe
there is a fellow in our set in the city
thai don't drink, and get a little high
once in a while. Young fellows must
be a little gay, you know they'll
come out all right after a while. Well
I am jure I consider Dic k respectable
enough for me to associate with, and I
fuess when you see me riding off with
im you will wish you had not been so
silly ; but here we arc, and now for a
jolty row. "What a lovely boat the
Stella is !
Tho girls were soon busy at their
oars, ana tne conversation was noi re
At four o'clock Dick drove up in his
stylish phaeton for Kate. lie did not
seem quite so gay as usual, and Kate
thought he cast rather a regretful look
back at Cora, standing on the veran
dah as they drove off.
Ihey had not rode tar belore Dick
turned to Kate, saying: 'Do you
know why Cora would not ride with
us? She seems mighty cool lately, I'd
like to know what lor.
Kate colored, but made no answer.
Tell a lie she dared not, and what to
sav she did not know.
4 Come,' said Dick, noticing her
confusion, 'you know well enough ; tell
me the truth. I don't care any way,
only I'd just like to know.'
Kate saw Dick was determined to
have an answer, bo she laughingly
gave a version 01 what iora nau sam
m the forenoon.
Zounds ; that's the reason is it,' said
Dick, giving his horse a sharp cut
with his whin, although the animal
was going at a brisk pace ; 4 1 didn't
know she was such a little Puritan as
all that. One would think she ex
pected to see me lying in the gutter
some clay, l hope you have more
sense than to have such silly notions,
looking down with an ad-
Hilling gliiiicc Hi ixttw:, mnuii uiuue
her blush brightly, as she answered
4 O yes ; I told Cora she was dread
fully foolish to think and talk so.'
'Oh well, said Dick, 'she may think
so if she wishes to ; I don't care.' But
during the rest of the drive he seemed
preoccupied and unlike himself, and
Kate was glad when he turned the
horse's head homeward.
After tca Dick refused all requests
of.ms slstcr an tlie tww voul,S IaYv
friends to take a hand at croquet on the
lawn a most unusual thing lor him,
he wa8 considered an exceedingly
JligS person. He was shockingly
llrea i,aa a neauaciie, aim saiti tney
must excuse him. For a long while he
sat musintr alone, not even having
the inevitable cijrar for a companion
do KMXi Ueau don t tlimk l am re
spectable enough for her to associate
with, because I smoke, and occasion
ally take a gla s of liquor, and once in
a while have a hidi time with the other
fellows. All right, there arc plenty
foll.ier Sirl9 aH ricn an1 naiKisomc as
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lilt , illJll Jl'UI IltlLlVJVU 11 X BUU1Y
them any attention.'
bull Dick was lar from ln-nig satis
fied, even if lots of other girls did like
us company. I le thought a good deal
more of Cora Dean's not liking it, for
there was no girl's company he
liked so well as bright, bewitching
4 1 say, Nell, I guess I'll go up to the
mountains witli your party, after all,
instead of loafing around here all va
cation,' he said to his sister that even
ing. Why what has made you change
your mind ? Is. Cora Deane going away?'
she asked, with a merry twinkle in her
' Cora Deane lie hanged,' was the
rather inelegant resjMinsc ; 4 what do
you suppose I care about her? Don't
you invite her to join the party; if you
do, I won't go.'
Nell stared at he r brother in jicrfect
astonishment, for she knew that he had
always preferred Cora to any other.
She said nothing, however, but won
dered the more. Dick lay awake a
long time that night, and after much
thought, concluded that for the sake of
lteing thought resectable by people
that is the way he put it ho would
change his course of life.
When Dick returned to college after
his vacation, the whole of which he had
sjH?nt at the mountains, his comrades
were greatly surprised at his refusal to
drink, or even smoke, and subjected
him to much ridicule, and in every
way tried to tempt him back to his
No use, boys,' he finally
said; 'if you want to go to the
devil, you may; but I ain't go
ing with you.' So, keeping
his own counsel, and frequently saying
to himself, Now, Dick Earle, what
ever you do, lie resectable, he stead
ily kept on his way, growing stronger,
loving virtue for its own sake, until
what had once lieen a pleasure to him
became, in his sight, a hideous vice.
Four year9 rolled on. Cora Deane
had developed into a high-toned, truly
refined and lovely young lady a joy
and pride to, her parents and the fa
voiite of many friends. Dick Earle
had graduated with honors, and wts
nearing the completion of a medical
course, pronounced by all who knew
him to be a manly, noble-hearted fel
low. Cora Deane was never cool to
him now, neit her did she refuse to ride
with him, and as she rode with him
one evening, she did not refuse to
plight her troth to hini.
Oh, Cora, said Dick, 'much as I
bless you for bestowing this hand upon
me, I bless you more for saving me
from a wrecked and useless life, and
perhaps a drunkard's grave.' And
then for the first time thee passed
from dick's lips the history of Cora's
repeated conversation, in which she
said : 4 I do not think Dick Earle a
How surprised was Cora to know that
words spoken by ter girlish lips, and
forgotten long ago, had been the
means of Dick Earle's sudden and
Oh, girls, for you I have written
this bit wf history. Look at the power
you hold and can wield over your
young gentleman friends. Young
men can be influenced by you (you
girls, with your youth and lieauty),
when mothers and sisters plead in vain.
Come up, then, to this work in behalf
of the thousands ol disgraced and
broken-heated parents and sisters of
our homes, and bodily place yourself
upon the ground never to court or en
courage the acquaintance or friendship
iu uny young u.au nm,
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li me young women ui
mate it uiiuerstoou Dy worn aim act
that they consider intemperance a dis
gustmg vice, it would prove the salva-
n o ' .
tion ol many a man from the rum
DR. COLLYER'S LITTLE STORY.
What a Eepublican Thinks of His Party,
At a meeting of Mr. Bistow's friends,
bobl in Choari inst. before, tlifl Cinr.in -
nati convention, Rev. Robert Collyer
bogged leave to tell a little story which
should illustrate the position of the jeweler to increase the price of the
republican managers toward the bet- stones. Ihey persisted in their de
ter filemnnts of the rartv. This was mand for immediate attention. Dia-
the parson's story and the moral he
drew from it :
"A great many years ago, on one of
our southwestern rivers, there was an
old skipper who had a steamboat which
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was sailing in shoaly water and got
stuck in the mud. bhe swung around
in the water, and there was no chance
to uet her afloat, do what they would.
He was a terrib'y profaue old fellow
and everybody knew it through the
country. Suddenly an idea struck him
He said to one of his deck-hands ;
4 You go up to the town and tell them
I have got religion, and I want them
to come and hold a prayer-meeting on
board.' The deck-hand went to the
town and spread the news around, and
everv one Ijeinir interested in the old
alriiirwi'tt niiivorKion. V(Mlt. til Imlil .iO. I
praver-meetinir, The : old man was I
standing ready to receive them, and
i t ipv riuiift clown h Siihl to everv
nisiii I in nit ' niui r. nev a I went iiil i
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until tho irreat load was at that end.
Thev all went alt until there was a
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great weight, and the end that was in
the mud got loose, and the ship floated
off. As soon as the ship was afloat the
skipper said, ' lhe meeting is over.
Jump ashore.' In our republican party
1 mean those leaders there are
men who get religion every time there
is going to be an election. 1 hey say,
'Gentlemen, go aft; go aft.' And we
go ait. We are a good uatured crowd
in this country. The liest-natured
fellows anywhere on this planet are a
crowd of Americans, such as I see be
fore me to-night. We are good fel
lows, and we go aft, and the old ship
il.ifilu iKr:iin nmi 1 hrm wa en
Now I don't mean to irointo that
prayer-meeting any more. I don't
t...m to l.nvfi nnvtliino- morn to do
wi.b Tb.it ..hi l.-.,wr T nioMii to find- I
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it I can. some man who doesn't get
mi;i ,.;i m-nrrf,,nrvMr"
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Mystery of Dreams.
It 13 lVlcllA;il lilldb l 111(111 11 iOiWI' I
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twelve. He awakened ere the echo
,.fiutw,lftl, strokn had dio,l aw.iv.
i. : . t : i .1 .1 t."..l
llilVlllir 111 Hie liueiviii uitrtmui umi ,
he hail committed the crime, was de
tected after five years, tried and con
denied ; the shock of finding the halter
aliout his neck aroused him to con
sciousness, when he discovered that all
these events had happened in an in
finitesimal fragment of time. Mo
hammed wishing to illustrate the won
ders of sleep, told how a certain man,
being a sheik, found himself, lor his
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iviiIk lii-i. lr. si lumr ti.h-niiaii ; that, no I
nvtu lis one lor liuy yeuis, uiiiiuiiiii up i
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a lamily. and working hard ; and how.
upon waking up from his long dream.
so short a time had he been asleep that
tne narrow-necKeti gouni oouie wneci
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with water, which he knew he over-
turned as he fell asleep, had not time
in which to empty itseir. now iast
the soul travels when the body is
asleep! Ulten when we awaKe, we
shrink from going back into the dull
routine ot a sordid existence, regret-
ting the pleasanttr life of dreamland.
How is it that sometime, when we go
into a place, we lancy that we luivc
seen it lelore Js it ixissibie tnat
when one has been asleep the soul has
floated away, seen the place, and has
that memory of it which so surprises
ns? In a word, how far dual is tho
life of man, how far not?
All languages have a literature of
terror of death, but living is far more
terrible in reality than dying. It is
life that foments pride, that inflames
vairty, that excites passions, that feeds
the apjietite, that founds and builds
habits, that establishes character, and,
binding up the separate traws of ac
tion into one sheaf, hands into the fu
ture, saying, "As you have sowed, so
shall ye reap ; and again, "As ye reap,
so shall ye sow !" Yet life, which is
the mischief maker, is not at all
feared. Death, that does no harm,
and is only the revealer of life's work,
is feared. Ex.
- TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1876.
For Our Young Folks.
LEARN A LITTLE EVERY DAY.
Tiny seeds make boundless harvests,
Drops of rain compose the showers,
Seconds make the flying minutes,
And the minutes make the hours,
Let us hasten, then, and catch them
As they pass us on the way,
And with honest, true endeavor
Learn a little every day.
Let ns read some striking passage,
Cull a verse from every page;
Here a line and there a sentence
'Gainst the lonely time of age.
At onr work or by the wayside,
While the sun shines making hay,
Thus we may, by help of study,
Learn a little every day.
The Jeweler of Ascalon.
Dnmu wna Via ictf lawalao rf A a
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calon eminently distinguished for
his exemplary life and many virtues,
Un a certajn occasion a committee of
tbe elJera caUe(1 n bim for
whh which to ornament the eDnod of
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buu j'htow xsiuiuunuB were iiie
stones they sought, and having thus
inDjrmea the jeweler, they ottered him
what they considered a fair price for
the gems, llama told them he could
not at that time attend to them, and
ade them call again later in the day.
1 -I ne elders did not wish to be thus put
off; and, moreover, they suspected that
"ua wna ruse pa" oi tne
mauds such as only Dama possessed
were necessary lo complete the ephod,
a,na they ottered double, and triple,
P"ca they had at hrst proposed.
" ama was immovable, and they
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"""v m. ujgiwiuv uisuupoiuieu,
"u w 6v wnuniui.
Later in the day the elders called
again, and Dama placed before them
the diamonds they desired, and when
thev had made their selection thev
tendered to him the higher price which
they had last ottered.
"JNo, said the jeweler. "lour
first otter was all the stones are w orth,
and that only will I take.
44 Why, then, exclaimed the chief
ot the elders, in astonishment, "did
)ru not close with that otter this morn-
"JXJcause, answered uama, "my
lather had the key ot the chest m
uiamuuua wcitj ut-injsittru,
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fir.il liA li-. 1 u ill itinf iinta n.L.An Tfn
ag1 a'- mhrm, and his short hour
of sleep was of more worth to him than
was your increased offer of price to
me. My father has not so many com
forts that I can knowingly deprive
hini ot a single one ot them
The high priest, when he had heard
the story, came to the jewelers house,
and laid his hand ujkiii Dama's head,
and said :
" Blessed be thou bv Him who hath
said, 'Honor thy lather and thy
mother ; aud in the time to come may
thy children honor thee as thou hast
honored the author t thy being.
Ifc (Stratford House) is only a mile
from the birth-place of A lungton,
antl stwl m tUC midst ot a highly
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cultivated country, dotted with the
mansions of people who formed a very
reimed society. i nere Washington
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mill xbivuaiu Axi-m jr uksv uiuiuuuieuiy
often played together, and within that
mile between the dwellings was the
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ne ot the following correspondence
K J J 7 "" inne years
lih there lieing only a few weeks
difference between their ages. Little
I'a brought me two pretty books full
of pictures ho got them in Alexandria
they have pictures of dogs and cats and
tigers and elcfants and ever so many
pretty things cousin bids me scud you
one ot them it has a picture of an ele-
iiint and a little nuiiaii boy on his back
like uncle jo's sam pa says it I learn
my tasks good he will let uncle jo bring
mo to sue you vou iiaa. yuur ilia iu
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n-"- twu umi, oi.v u.v.
Richard Henry Lee.
To this note little Washington re-
Dear Dicky 1 thank you very
much for the nrettv picture book vou
gave me. Sam asked me to show him
the pictures and I showed him all the
pictures in it: and 1 read to him how
the tame Elephant took care of the
master's little boy, and put hini on his
back and would not let anybody touch
hL, master's son. I can read three or
lour pages sometimes without missing
a word. Ma says I may go to see you
ami stay all day with you next week
jr it be not rainy. She says I may
ride my pony Hero if Uncle Bon will
ro with me and lead II"ro. I have a
little piece of poetry about the picture
IhhiIv you gave me but I musn't tell
you who wrote the poetry.
t;. w. s eoniiilinients to K. Ii. L.
Ami like his hKik full well.
Henceforth will count him his friend.
And hopes many happy days he may pend.
Your gofxl friend,
The poetry was written, it is said,
bv Mr. Howard, a gentleman who used
to visit at the house of Mrs. Wash-
The popular notion that a bed is
ili safteM place in a thunder storm,
has received a shock from the report
hat two or three victims of the storm
f Sunday were in bed when they re
ceived the fatal stroke. It would be
interesting to know whether the beds
were formed in any part by feathers.
A young lady in bed at the residence
of J. W. Page, in Sharon, Mass., had
a startling experience. The lightning
came down the chimney, shattered the
head-board of the bedstead into a thou
sand pieces, covered the young lady
with debris, without inflicting any per
sonal injury. Providence ft. .)
I was walking down street the other
morning rather briskly, with my arms
full of books and bundles, when I met
an individual similarly laden and meas
uring off the distance at the same
rapid rate. I was on the right side,
but, fearing he would run into me, I
turned to the .'eft, while at the same
moment he moved in the same direc
tion and faced me. I suddenly
turned to pass him, and the obliging
friend turned, to, and still confronted
me. It needed but one more move.
which we both made just in time to
collide, books and bundles Hying in al
directions. As we gathered up the
spilled articles my friend remarked.
1 his came lrom your fickleness,
" Yes, together v.ith yours," said I,
when we both laughed.
Aow, it was very amiable on the
part of each of us to lie willing to vield
to the other, but firmness would have
been a greater kindness. The right
way would have wen to follow the
rules of the road, and turn to the
right; or, after deciding wrong, had I
kept to it, my neighbor, adapting
himselt to the circumstances, would
have found it easy to pass me : but
had no sooner adopted one line of ac
tion, than I immediately dropped it
and took another, so mutual under
standing was at an end, aud collision
This indecision works mischief in
whatever way it croiis out. It is a sa:
state of things not to know one's mind,
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der still, whicli i more nearly the true
definition of well developed fickleness
It is a great piece of good fortune to bo
born with a firm wiJl but firmness
may be trained in those not so fortu
nate. The first step to help a weak
will is to practice decision in small
things. Every one has at least the
germ of t lis quality, and it can be cul
tivated. V henever you deliberately
decide a question for yourself, you
strengthen the only faculty on whose
firmness your success in life depends
more thau upon any other. It is liet-
ter to decide now and then unwisely,
and take the consequences, than to
waver, halt, and vacillate from one
side to the other. Huch a person is
never ready to act. He flatters him
self that he is " making up his mind,''
but no sooner is it made than lie wishes
:ie hail made it tho other way, and so
unmakes it, and his life lieconies a
tangle of ineffective cross-purjioses.
It is a misfortune to be born with a
lump-back, or a cluli-foot, or a weak
imb, or any deformity of body ; but
to be lxru with a limp in the mind is
lar worse; and as in the hrst case
we do not bandage the weak part,
and so let it become entirely
withered and useless for want
of exercise, so the work aliovc all
other work one should do who liegins
ife with a weak, vacillating will, is to
choose in small things, and then dis
miss the opposite side from the mind
and follow up the decision. Choose
some worthy object to be accomplised,
and then lose sight of all interfering
inclinations ami obstacles, and give
your time, thought, energy, yourself,
to its attainment.
Become rooted then you can grow
and expand ; there is no chance for
growth, or even life, worth the name, if
you are continually pulling yourselt up
and dropping into new relations.
Curing A Bad Temper.
I had not seen Mrs. for a week,
and supjKised her cither sick or away
from home, when she drove up to the
gate one morning with all her children
the carriage and stopinxl to ex
change salutations. .She really looked
ess bright and blooming than usual,
and I said, " You have Wn ill."
"There it i again," exclaimed she,
aughing; "everylxxly sees the want
of oxygen in my blood. The truth is,
have been sewing steadily lor a week
upon the children's dresses, and have
lot allowed mysclt a breath ot Jrcsh
lr, which I have always deemed essen
tial to my health, and on which I am
now convinced my good nature dejieuds
entirely. At the end of three days of
unbroken sedentary employment I be
gin always to falter, and can hardly
eat or sloop ; but on this occasion I
held on to my work and finished arti
cle after article, till mv head was in
such a w hirl that I could hardly count
the garments as I laid them away.
iut yesterday I lieeame desiterate ; I
scolded poor Bridget for a slight mis
take, till she looked at me in unuttera-
ile amazement. I ordered every child
, t l T-
out ol the house, even oany jx-iiny
iere, because I couldn't ltear the sound
of a footfall within it; and when mv
msband came at night and told me I
ookod really ill and nervous, it was
the last feather that broke tho camel's
mck I was sure it was only'fa courte
ous way of saying I looked cross and
ugly, and I burst into a fit of uncon
trollable sobbing, and went to bed like
a naughty child at eight o'clock.
" This morning I locket! up the un-
r i ji , r r x 1
W e have a
dinner basket there in the carriage,
and are off for the woods. The chil
dren say they arc in pursuit of fun,
but I am after oxygen." Icnca Stale
The Evils Nerves are Heir to.
Mrs. Walter C. Lymons lectured at
Association hall recently on " Nervous
Diseases," as follows :
" The human body is a complicated
affair. First, is the bo'nv lorm or
frame work ; over this, muscular sys
tem and overlying both the nervous
and intelligent one, and aliove all the
brain, carefully protected by the skull,
and far within us. From the brain go
out little fine threads of nerves com
municating with all parts of the body ;
hence the mind may not he affected
without influencing the body, or the
Ixxly without affecting the mind. In
the hands the nerves are many, also in
the feet, producing sensitiveness. Tho
.i i . . . . ,
nerves in me oouoni oi tne reel con
nect with those of the spine, which!
makes improper care of the feet the oc
casion of many nervous headaches;
for these headaches try a foot-bath
twice a day, allowing the feet to re
main in the water long enough to ab
sorb the water needed, fifteen or twen
ty minutes. One hour of mental
anxiety will derange the functions of
the body more than a j-car of physica
labor without worry. In one part of
the brain lies the nerves which control
through the will, the animal part of
our natures, while m another place
are the nerves controlling the digestive
organs, the generative organs, etc.
etc. Any trouble in either of these
parte of the brain affects of course the
organs it controls. The mind ant
body do not work independent of each
other. A large proiiortion of the
crimes committed come from a dis
eased condition of the brain. All sui
cides are committed through insanity
as well as many ether murders. Or
ganic disease of the heart is very rare,
owing to the wise and peculiar distri
bution of its nerves. The left side of
the Ixxly is more liable to disease than
uic right, owing to our being a one-
handed eople, and exercising one side
more than the other, leach children
to use Ixjth hands alike ami to have
iK?rfectly develoiied IxkIIcs. Women
who use their brains much and judi
ciously at the same time, are happier,
healthier, and live longer than those
who allow household and other cares to
ab-orb them get away now and then
from all vexations and troubles, hud
rest in picture galleries, reading-rooms,
and places of amusement. Ladies
who are very nervous, with the palms
ot the hand and hollow ot the feet hot,
put the hands in water to cover the
pulse, the feet in water, and bathe the
temples and head behind the ears,
1 here is an electric action in water;
it is also required in the system ; fivc-
eights ot the Ixxly being pure water or
should be. b or constant irritation in
the small of the back, hiii-baths are
good ; for exhaustion and restlessness
they are strongly advised. X.
The Perfume of Flowers.
Boxes of heliotroiK), mignonette and
pansies placed in windows, will sweeten
the air ot all dwellings.
The seamstress, and all of the lalxir-
ing classes should have sweet-scented
plants blooming in their windows to
i ltii .i
keep the atmosphere fresh and pure,
and act as a disinfectant. We can also
use the lietals of roses, violets, pinks,
tuberoses, etc., to produce a sweet per
fume for the parlor or Ixmdoir ; ami by
the aid of modern science it can lie
very easily done.
h ill a small wide-mouthed iar with
ether, and ue a glass stopper, dipped
in glycerine, to thoroughly exclude the
air. r ill tins jar with tne iresn petals
of any fragrant plant, cut after the
dew is dry ; and only the petals should
xi used ; but clusters of iKMotrojx! can
xi cut off close to the stems. Ether
jiossesses the proiicrty of taking up the
fragrant particles from flowers, and
every day the old petals must 1x3 taken
out, and fresh ones added. Quantities
of flowers are required, but when the
ether is all evaporated, it will leave an
essential oil of the flower, and three or
four drops of it, added to a deodor
ized alcohol, will give a delicious ex-
All delicious odors can Ixj impris
oned in dtiodorized alcohol, which is
nade by filtering pure spirits through
, i i i i .
animal ciiarconi or none oiacK in iow-
ler. It can I X! used over many times,
uid a thick flannel bag, with a wire
uu around the top, will make a good
filter. Fill it with the bone-black, and
our in the alcohol, hanging the bag
. .1 ..1 ! -I'll
ver a bowl, so mat me nqiim win
Irop into it. Jake jars as described
above, and fill half full with the alco-
iol, and then fill up with poach leaves
oinon peel, slices of pineapple, rasji-
lxrrios, cherries, strawwrries indeed,
anything from which you may desire
to extract essence, ami you will have
as fine an assortment of essences as the
manufacturer can furnish you. House
hold. BrsrNEPH Activity in Texas.
San Antoino Herald: Alxiul nine
o'clock this morning one of our most
active bu -iness men was heard to say :
I'm g-ing to be worked to death again
to-day. I've got to get that letter in
the. post-office lefore niht and ii. isn't
directed yet, and there is no stamp on
it yet, eit her. That will take an hou
and then it will be too hot to go to the
jxist-tiffice except in a hack, and there
is nobody alxmt to help me into it,"
nd he sighed like a furnace.
An impecunious individual was heard
to mutter, as he finished reading a
railroad hand-bill headed 44 through
without change," " Tlwt's the rood I
shall take ; no fault to find with them
Max Adeler get off the following
Terry-ific pun :
We hope soon to hear that Terry
has given Sitting Bull a Terry-Bull
thrashing. If Terry kills half the
Sioux and routes the other half the
burying ground might be Sioux-tably
called a semi-Terry.
John Henry, reading to his wife
from a newspaper : . " There is not a
single woman in tho house of correc
tion. There, you see, don't you, what
wicked creatures wives are? Every
woman in that gaol is married." " It
is curious," she said ; but don't you
think, John, dear, that some of them
go there for relief?"
"Dar are," said a salle orator,
44 two roads through dis world. De
one am a broad and a narrow road
dat leads to perdition, and the udder
am a narrow and broad road dat leads
to shure destruction." 44 If that am
de case," said a sable hearer, " dis cul
lud individual takes to de woods."
At Fanny Davenport's benefit in
New York the other day, John Broug
ham sent her a fan, accompanying it
with the following delicate note :
" A fan to Fan, although a gift not great.
i lancy may oe deemed appropriate,
For when you're funning t unny, doyou sec,
You'll have to think ol your warm" friend,
44 Not Guilty, 'Cordin to Foli
tics." Augusta (Ga.) Constitution
alists : Utxm the jury that tried tho
republican ex-treasurer Camp, for re
fusing to turn over to his successor
money's belonging to Spartansburg
county, were two colored men. Uixm
the jury's retiring to the jury room it
was discoveretl that these two coloretl
men stood alone for acquittal, and for
some hours they could not be budged
from their position. Hunger or sonic
other cause compelled them U yield,
and in giving their consent to a ver
dict of guilty, it is reported that one
of them said, " Gentlemen, I alius did
tink dat 'cording to law he's guilty,
but 'cording to jxjlitics I don't tink he
A Boston Boy on Hens: The
Boston Courier prints the lollowing
44 boy's composition:" " Hens is cu
rious animals. They don't have no
nose, nor no teeth, nor no ears. They
swaller their wittlcs whole and chaw
it up in their crojis inside of 'cm. Tho
outside of hens is goncrally put inter
pillars and made inter feather dusters.
The inside of a hen is sometimes fille-d
up with marbles and shirt buttons aud
sich. A hen is very much smaller
than a good many other animals, but
they'll dig up more tomato plants than
anything that ain't a hen. Hens is
very useful to lay eggs for plum pud-
bng. Bet yer lite 1 like plum pud
ding. Skinny Bates cat so much
plum pudding once that it set hini in
ter the collery. Hens has got wings
and can fly when they are scarf. I
cut my uncle William's hen's neck off
with a hatchet and it scan her to
death. Hens sometimes makes very
fine spring chikkens."
" An Octacion."-
-" Do I lix.k like
an octagon r asked
as she sat at
breakfast at the Grand
Central, Oakland, with the newspajicr
iiefore her, and George, the Ix-ammg
ami genial cxKuient of gastronomic
science, pouring her Mocha; "do I
look like an octagon?" placing her
finger smilingly on the paragraph
fixing her age at seventy-seven. " An
octagon, indeed? she continued, not
severly, a smile wreathing her lijs as
the odor of the coffee exhaled, and her
pectacles were dewy with the rising
vapor from her cup ; " they w ill, jier-
aps, make me a centurion next, ana
a relic of antipalhv, but this is tne
i r . . . i t . i ii
year lor suc:i, anu peruaps x mioumi
e grateful for it, as age is honoranie.
and I might find a place at the great
national imposition. But it is better
not to assume years anv more than
virtues, and I shall lie content ii l am
never older than I am now. This
coffee is very fragrant George, and
. i l .I.
as she spoke sue gazeu into un; cup,
seeing therein her good looks re
flected, which sixty years had not im-
ired. while George Ix'amcd down
upon her with radiant satisfaction.
Ir is a notable fact that our soldiers
luring the Me xican war, suffered ter-
ibly for the first six months from the
icat whicli was often one hundred and
fifteen degrees iiijthe shade. Sunstroke
was common, and feve rs and bowel
lisorelers swept off whole companies.
Jut an immediate change ttxik place
. .i ui i
when me men were coiniieiiou u out
u heavy flannel undershirts and draw-
rs. They then suffered less from heat,
. J . i . .. i
ess lrom want oi water on long
marches, ami less from the change of
hot days to cxl dewy nights, hun-
trokes, fevers and btiwci disorders ai-
nost entirely tlisapiieared in every
ceirps in which this regulation was ol
servod. Here in Louisiana, nil of our
outdoor laborers wear flannel shirts,
and tho heat and exiKisnrc an Irish
itchor undergoes would kill him in-
tantly, but for the fact that he always
wears heavy woolen clothing whde at
work in the sun. AVii hhw Tim?.
The excavation of the site of the
temple ol the sun, at Jtaallwk, in
Svria, has revealed stones used in the
tlifico that were sixty bv twenty feet
1 .1 T - A .l .1.1
ii length, in nnswer to uie om ' urv
ioii, how these immense nwrs were.
noved, Mr. I'nllan, a li.-1 uiui; lied
pecialist, who has examined them,
states that he has no doubt, whatever,
that those simple means, the roller and
nclmed plane, were adequate to the
word, anel must have been those actu