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TIIK rXSTITITKN THE V.MOX AXD THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS.
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.. t 3IIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENNA., OCTOBER '2-2, 1S73.
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THE LI05 AAl TUE MoL-SK.
A Ik lay a-aleepiag,
A liule awaa can erwplng
aroaad tha foraet kin a :
Sot reck log of hi daager
The care.-a little ftraagcr
CLaaced on Ma ear to prtu
Tine Uoa quickly wakiox
Aroae, aad fliely at.akii.tf
HI lordly mane, looked roud ;
The tivmblio little arranger,
re friithlened at Lia tUcgr.
Crept c.ee. to the gruand-
The Ua aooa piid him
Crouctiltt low beaide him, -
Aad raiaed hi paw to kill
"traat air! cried moaney, "pare e
I prithee, do not barm ice
1 aaly bear good will.
"To die I am not wlllluif,
What would' thoa caia by kllilatf
S aanall a tfciaf aa I V
Well ; j o, tbea ! aaid Ui iUu,
Bat let me ne'er aet eye on
Your CArcaa-, or 70a die !'
'&fh autama leave abidlaf.
Oar BMiuey lay a-hlding ;
'Ttii afiar mnj dya ;
He bard a frightful ruariug, -Aad
creia$ forth exploring.
Soon in la great auiaxe,
'Nath bnnter'a toll eataagled,
S-r rata passed aad half traac led
TUa lordly lion lie;
Aad nous, la eoasternatioa
Took U th aitaation
With coaiprel.adiiij eyo.
Tba airtight began to aibfc!
Pid raaht but albbla, aibbl
Till every card waa rut.
Oaoe oor- tie It a atsadia ,
(.played hia front conau.Bd;&Tf
Wiia pride and pteamra blent.
i iscel I :i tty.
Tbonsht-4 on a Nbirl.
A woman, trembling with weariness,
and nearly discouraged with ill-success,
stands anil looks ruefully down on the
shirt she is ironing, when a new train
of thought arrives, and she mu.f heed
its voice. "Why are bhirts made with
ruffles and plaits and ttitehing and
puffs ? and why are they starched aud
ironed with such infinite trouble T Is a
bian any more or less a man, because of
the ornamental shirt front which fashion
.lic-tate? Which is the uglier, a plug
hat or a atarched shirt? aud would not
either of them suit a Feejee Islander
better than a civilized man? I shall
endeavor to prove the shirt to be a great
promoter of Inng disease and censump-lio-i.
The ornamental part, which i"
ihf part to show, is mode of linen, and
just covers the vital organs in front.
'otVon is bad enough, but linen is cruel.
Then the dress, which should be made
to protect the breast, is left open one
third of the front, to display ornamental
needle-work and jewelry, and men go
backing around with hereditary con
sumption. Why not say an hereditary
love for display ? AjJ a" general thing,
men dress warmly and comfortably on
cold stormy day, when they go out,
iiul the moment they set foot iuside
their homes, about s;x or eight thick
nesses of woolen goods, and about one
tind one-half or two inches of cotton
wadding are laid aside, or turned back
to display the shirt It is not at all
necessary that a shirt should be seen,
then how much labor would be saved
lo woman. It has never yet been my
fortune to know a woman who could
ca her husbcud's shirt right. Among
the s-ary earliest recollections of my
childhood, arises a ghost of a shirt with
its button off, or too for back, or too
far front ; iu collar always too stiff, or
too limp the one big bugbear of the
tash tab, and the one thing that could
cot be put off till another day, in case
jf aickneas or trouble. Then," whoever
uiad a shirt right? For my part, I
have never seen one that proved to be
right. And where is the m.ed of perfec
tion in au undergarmeut, if it be clean
.ad whole? Men suffer from exposing
their persons to display a shirt, and
women gaffer from anxiety and fatigue
and unnecessary labor in preparing it.
Would not the cause of humanity be
promoted by wearing a plain garment,
without ornament or starch, and devo
ting the time usually spent on 6hirts,
to a careful study of the laws of health ?
Thus one or two ot coaauuiption's causes
would be done away.
Hir William S apier was one day taking
a long country walk, when he met a
little girl about five years old sobbing
over broken bowL Hhe had dropped
and broken it, iu bringing it back from
the field to which she had taken her
father's dinner, and said she would be
beaten on her return home for having
broken it As she said this, a sudden
pleam of hope seemed to cheer her.
She innocently looked np into Sir Wil
liam's face and said : "But yon can
mend it, can't you?" He explained
that be could not mend the bowl, but
the trouble be could overcome by the
.rift of a sixpence to bny another.
However, on opening bis purse it was
empty of silver, and he promised to
meet his littba friend on the same spot
tit the saiao hoar next day, and to bring
sixpeuee with him ; bidding ber mean
while tell ber mother sho had seen a
gentleman who would bring her the
ftuiucy for a bowl next day. The child,
entirely trusting him, went on her way
comforted. On his return home he
found au invitation awaiting him to
dine in Batli the following evening to
meet some one whom he especially
wiabi! to see. He hesitated for some
little time, trying to calculate the possi
bility of giving the meeting to bis little
friend of the broken bowl and still being
in time for the dinner party in Bath,
Put finding this could not be, be wrote
to decline accepting the invitation, on
the plea of "a previous engagement,"
Baying, "I cannot disappoint her ; she
il Home" in m Bulb.
"LenkerbaJ," "is a favorite resort of
invalids who come to seek health in tbe
warm waters. I went into the bath
bouse, saw both sexes dreaaoJ in long
tiaunei gowns soaking in the sameshssm
ingpooL Friends come to chat with
them, and you may see a great' fellow
kicking out like Giovanni's frog, while
carrying on conversation with hia pos
sible dul jinea. Those not so fortunate,
in company play solitaire, read papers
ot books, or divert themselves in the
various ways that a floating table per
mits. One woman I saw arranging
dowers, which, in their natural beauty,
lent a alight refining influence to the
scene, but not enough to detain me
long. I hastened back into an atmos
phere which, in temperature and odors,
wasn't-quite so suggestive of cutaneous
KOLLIX WCSTN WILL.
Well. I declare 1"
Miss Chirrup was always "declaring!"
might be said, iudeed. to be in the
! indicative moo J. Declare, we mnr ad J,
iu iter idiotn, was a verb intransitive,
11 u less tbe note of adniiratiou with
which she invariably followed it might
1 be taken to be iU object.
"Well, I declare !" said Miss Chir
rup, in a shrill whisper.
"Did you evrr replied Miss Chirk,
It was Rollin West's will that the two
were discussing. It was very brief and
explicit. "I bequeath my entire estate,
real and personal, to my niece, Knth
Morgan," with date, signature, and
attestation, waa all there was of it.
The Missies Chirrup and Chirk were
too distantly related to tbe testator to
have entertained any considerable hope
; on their own account. A trifling re
minder, iu deference to family etiquette,
waa aa much as either bad a right to
expect. But that ltoltiu West should
have left bid whole fortune to one of
bis nieces, to the exclusion of the other,
whom everybody had supposed to be
! his favorite fciok more thn the Misses
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: i,l.,arr H, M.il.lr.. -li .lil in
: infancy, and a cuple of onihaned uiecea I a crowd uegon to ciuiect. i ue ingu
; cousins to each other, and reared under ; f1 K-rl sobbed and glauced apjal
bis ro,if. constituted bis Itonsehold. 'U.J frm oue coarse face to another
! That bis large fortune would be left to j ""o fueountennS a tangle look of
1 them equally, waa a' point people took ! P : '
for granted; but should ai.y discrimina-1 ,A J i"hiut the driver and the
tiou made between them. nolody I c,lerk. 5uo clo to the' carriage
' -.ml,! i... hif.ti .. .. ; u i door, found themselves aimultaneously
! in favor of Millie rranger. ber uncle's
pet. whose blithesome smiles ho had
! Iieeu wont to call the sunlight of his
i Millie's loviiiiT h art was too fall of
! sorrow at her uncle's death, and of
!uraiitudtj for bis kindness iu bveoue
j years, to leave rouui for any feeling of
reproach at hia lost uuaccouutuhlo act.
which the Misses Chirrup and Chirk so
earnestly protested asainst.
An elderly maiden aunt came to live
with the two young ladies, and the
household remained unbroken. Except
the changes caused by the vacancy in
their home, the lives of Ruth and Millie
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wuuuucu a uriviri
It was not till the cousins bad resumed
their places in society that Millie began
to notice the difference made by her
altered prospects. It was Ruth now,
and not herself, that was the centre of
attraction, . . .
To be rid of tbe common herb of fops,
j and to be mi longer pestered by their
silly flattery, .Millie felt waa g thing to
be thankful for. Rat when Orville
Ryors turned bis back npon her, and
joined tbe ranks of ber consiu's admir
ers, she must have been other than a
woman not to feel it.
Mr. Ryors was the pet lieau of Bil
lingdald. Handsome in person, accom
plished in manners, and of fosoinating
address, he was not one whose atten
tions were likely to prove distasteful in
any quarter, and when they were directed
toward Millie Granger in a manner suf
ficiently marked to excite no small de
gree of envy, we need not be surprised
if, instead of repelling, she just a little
It would have rf quired a closer analy
sis than Millie had ever made of her
feelings to show her how little she really
cored for Mr. Royers, and how much
she cared for Arthur Warren, whom
she had known and liked since they had
played and, sometimes, quarreled to
gether in childhood. Rut Arthur's self
examination had gone deeper. He de
votedly loved Millie, and kntw it. If
he had never said so outright, it was
from motives of delicacy, prompted by
tbe difference of their positions. She
was a prospective heiress ; he was with
out fortune, and void of expectations,
save those whose realization depended
on hiuaself. - - -
Having never spoken out, it may be
that Arthur Warren bad no right to feel
aggrieved by the attentions paid by Mr.
Ryors to Millie, ne should have re
membered that young gentlemeu who
j have nothing to say for themselves are
! not privileged to stand in the way of
' others who have.
! But Arthur was not reasonable.
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'was 110. eveu cnuuiu. xjv inaii icuru . . . - , .
I with Millie on the score of On?"
Ryors, without a word of explanation
' as to what coucern it was of hi if she
! married that gentleman the next day.
I Xow Millie was a girl of spirit. She
i not only refused to decline Mr. Ryors
attention at the nnwarrantabb) Uicta
' tion of Arthur, but received them with
! rather more encouragement than before.
I People began to say it would be
I match soon, and it might Lave beeu,
j bad not Millie's nncle died. For Mr.
j Ryors, as we have said, was a very at.
j tractive person, and Millie bad not srifli-
ciently scrutinized her heart to be aware
j that her chief interest in him sprang
i from the pleasure of having triumphed
j where ao many others had failed, and a
disposition to assert ner own wiiL
When Arthur Warren left his native
village without so much aa calling to
bid her good-bye, Millie cried a little,
without well knowing why, and that
evening went to a ball with Orville
Ryors, and was among tbe gayest of the
gay. It is very likely she would then
and there have accepted Mr. Ryors,
bad he said tbe word, just to show how
little she cared for Arthur Warren.
The grief that Millie felt at her nnole's
death for a season overshadowed all
other thoughts. But when time at
length had ao tempered her sorrow that
her life began again to flow in its accus
tomed chaunel, it was not with a little
chagrin that she beheld tbe man whose
attentions had beeu lately so devoted
to her that people began to couple their
names significantly, turn and follow her
fortune instead of herself.
Millie knew now how little she bad
ever cared for Orville Ryors ; but would
others understand it? The thought
stung ber past endurance. And the
meanness of him who thus humiliated
ber scarce exceeded in her eyes that of
her cousin Rutb, who permitted, in
stead of spurning bis advances.
In tbe bitterness of her heart, Millie
resolved to quit ber oousin's abode, and
make her way to the great city, trusting
that where so many live there mnst be
many ways of getting a living, some of
which would be open to her.
She had been liberallv supplied with
money during ber uncle a lifetime, aud
bad husbanded enough to meet the ex
penses of her journey, and, for a time,
her living. So one day, without a word
to any one, she secretly packed her
trunk, caused it to be cnuveyed to the
railway station, and took the traiu for
The day and night her journey lasted
was one of alternate hopes and misgiv
ings. At times she would have fain
turned back, but when she thought of
tbe jeering tongues behind her, her
eyes would flash through her tears, and
though her lips quivered, her heart
would again become firm and resolute.
Millie bad never seen the city before.
IU din and bustle confused her. Sur-
rounded by importunate haekmeu and
hotel runners quick to perceive her in
experience, she found herself at last,
without her own volition, seated in a
carriage whose driver undertook to
convey ber to the Kickshaw, the best
house in the city, be assured her, though
it had not a very inviting look, Millie
thought, as the carriage stopped in
front of it.
"Your fare. Miss, said the . driver,
jam ping down "five dollars you know. "
It was not the extortionate demand
that brought a troubled look over the
girl's face: j Tutting her hand into her
pocket, she found ber ' money had dis
appeared. Hhe searched everywhere,
butiu vain, titie had doubtless been
robbed in the crowd after leaving the
train. A feeling of hopeless terror over
came her at the thought of being there,
a total stranger, without a cent in the
Iu a trembling voice Millie explained
"That, dodge won't do. said tbe
"So. it wou't do." added a frowsy-
lookiug clerk, who made his appearance
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, J u n no moueou
the irkbUa that hae no money, jou
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Avoaa I a II XV nwiu-ia. au M U VUlt am
! lHceniau !" exclaimed the driver.
; fired and thrust a cousi.lerable dis- j
tauce asunder by a right-and-left shove
iivui 1'iAix ua viifuiuua aiuia.
"Millie Or ineer I" txclaimed a voice
' maideu's blanched cheeks.
! "Arthur Warner 1" was all fcbe could
"Well, I declare 1" uttered shrill
voice uoue other than Miss Chirrup's,
who, without Millie's knowledge, had
00 rue to live iu tbe city, aud who chanced
to bo passing at the time. ,:)
Matters were rfdon explained, m3 Miss
Chirrup, who had the kindest of hearts,
invited her relative borne with her ; and
Arthur, having paid the driver his just
due. called another carriage, aud es-
courted the ladiea to their ilMBtiuatuiu.
He called round that evening and s.ioke
his mind to .Millie. And .Millie found
out she bad always loved him. Aud
Arthur explained that it was only the
difference iu their former prospects that
had kept him silent. '
And Millie said she wouldn't care to
be riah if it wasn't ' for his sake. And
Arthur said he was glad she wasu't rich,
and added that he was earuiug a salary
that two could live on comfortably.
And, in short, the two lovers were as
happy as heart could desire.
Ruth Morgan's anxiety at Millie's
sudden disappearance had been relieved
bv intelligence of her safety, and Uutli
waa iu high spirits when Mr. Ryors
called, determined, this time, to bring
matters to a crisis. He had more thau
once tried the plan of gradual ap- "but the mau who lost it was up before
proaches. On this occasion he resolved you."
to come directly to the point, aud bad "My son," said the other worthy
actually gotten half way on bis knees j parent, "jbserve that it's the early bird
when Ruth said, quietly : ' ' ! that catches tbe worm."
"Don't be too hastv, Mr. Ryors ; you "I ''. O " lffx, !" replied the ex
may regret it." " tcellentboy; "also that the worm was
iTti -li 4i- t , I caught by getting up earlier thau the
There is but oue thing I i regret ; j .. J b 0
your refusaL" . . , , . , ,.
.Mti nnl,,'. n-;il " p.iii. lirrin Ithoslieen considered uot beneath
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"Iknow ; it left you all he had
terrnpted the gentleman ; "but that ,
4AnI nmte as little I assure vnn to
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1i.y said lluth. 11 hen hm tvtil twiu
rfftct till uncle had nothing to leat r."
The kneeling process waa suspended
midway, and Mr. Ryors remained iu a
very uneasy and not altogether graceful
posture, while l.uth continued :
"My nncle had some time before
made a deed, you see, conveying bis
entire estate in trust for tho benefit of
J,!!!.lr;it.tBHf arel.'uisliops. and it was
mv cuuHia .uu ie. reserviuir uuit i uie
interest to himself.
The hinges of Mr. Ryors1
knees sud- ;
"Good good-morning, Miss Mor- i
can, he stammered.
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discomfited suitor's back was turned. ,
"It shall never stand 1 said Millie.
when she and Ruth met. a few davsltomo" iiufs, with their halting phil- ,
later. "Your claims on your nncle
were as good as mine, and tbe property
shall be equally divided."
"Don't trouble yourself, little one,"
said Ruth. "Before Uncle Rollin pro
vided for yon, our aunt, by an under
standing between them, settled her
fortune on me. 'Won't it console Mr.
Ryors to hear it ?"
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"Was made to save yon from a
tune bunting husband,", replied Ruth.
Kdneation of Worn u.
Commenting npon the fact that not
one woman was saved on the fated At
lantic, although many bad the tame
chance of life as the men, an exchange
says : "Tbe strength of women at tbe
crises of their life depends on their
physical culture while children. Let
parents be no more ashamed of their
girls' brown faces aud fists than of their
boys'. Let them train and clothe them
so that they cau ran and climb aud
care for and protect themselves. Let
them take them with their brothers into
the harvest field. A boy is not ashamed
of work ; no more should be a girl.
The refinement that shuts a girl out of
God's sunshine, and allows her uo
rougher work in-doors than to embroi
der worsteds, or tap ivory keys, or dust
a marble mantel, is refining her off of
the face of the earth to give place to
the daughters of tha servants of tho
A Forger lleaeeiu lliuist-ir.
While Geneva is mourning over the
remains of the Duke of Brunswick with
a grief which finds consolation only in
the legacy leq neat bed to ber by the
departed 'prince, the City of Carlisle,
Scotland, haa found a little Duke of
Brunswick of her own, whose bequest
in her favor, although not so magnifi
cent as that of the Duke of Brunswick
to Gneva, is sufficiently large to call
forth ber utmost feelings of gratitude to
her posthumous benefactor. It seems
that a certain Mr. Edward Stuart Wil
son, who in 1855 fell into trouble by
committing forgery, and was sentenced
to transportation for twenty years, bnt
was subsequently released on a ticket-of-leave,
has left to the corporation of
Carlisle the sum of SoO.OiK) for building
a new town hall, and 915,000 for erect
ing a re rod on in Carlisle Cathedral, be
sides other legacies, amonnting in all to
While a compositor on the Montreal
ir;,V4.- was setting up an advertise
ment for a lost canary, the bird flew in
at the office window, "which shows tbe
value of advertising."
Lying in Ited.
If a convalescent may be monarch of
all be surveys as be lies in bed, there
re cases in which a man may be the
(lave rather than tbe sovereign in that
kingdom of Sleepy Hollow. Rossini
furnishes a case iu point. Just sixty
years ago, in 1X13, he lodged in a worst
inn's worst ruom, iu Venice. He was
then ono-an.l-twejty. unknown and am
bitious, also poor, lie
au opera, to be culled
II Figlio per
Azzardo," in winter weather ; and, to
save the cost of tire, Rossini lay in bed.
Hchad justfiuishednotingaduet, when
tbe leaves slid off the sheets, and, gently
waviug to the floor, were wafted under
the couch. . Rossiui looked after them,
strr-i.-lieJ out his arm to reach them,
and, finding them beyond his reach, he
flung himself back, with an "Al diavolo
vol duelof-. I will note it over again !"
Tbe vein, however, was exhausted ; bis
memory failed him, and again be looked
beu?ath the bed at tbe paper beyond
bis reach. "It would be unlucky to
pick it np," - bo said, "since it has
fallen. I will compose another. If I
i vr pn w riiMi i win wniM m v inusm
s oth ,Iul,u8ers ll in weatuer
j . brief p. note,l
another d net, and had just finished it
- . . . .
heu a friend euterd the room.
"Ami co," cried Rossini, "cast your
eye on this ; try it at the piauo, and tell
me what you think of it !"
The amitft did as be was told, and
exprease.1 himself delighted.
"Sow suid thecomixyser "put your
arm under my lied. puU out the paper
that hes therc-iiother duet is noted
on it and try that also.
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JTrTt 1 f 1 m 1 '?,u,..re,0,
! . , 1 i..i .1: ' ... .u. w.i
story ... now IT
out of his reach 1 he two friends-mie
in t Iia .t life, nfirn.! it lli. &lrn ttf tliA
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were of one opinion, that the duet from
below the bed was the better of the two.
After a little while, the friend inquired
what Rossini meant to i!o with the
"It is doue," reolied the youug com
poser ; "I have, by help of a few altera
tions, turned it into a t rz ((."
Limn, by lieing too lazy to slip out
;uf U-d, he took the indnstrions pains to
write two duets instead of one, and to
euauce oue of the two into a fc7o.
The philosophy which urges the ex-
.vllftie., of early rising has been very
excess iu rising with the lark and lying j to his visitors, of a call from West Point,
down with the Iamb as iu the practice Some hours later, Washington, arriving
referred to iu Moore's song, which re- with General Kuox and Geueml Lafo
commeiids a lengthening of our days by ; vette, aud Uiidiu? Arnold gone, followed
taking "a few hours from the night, my
dear !" That phil.mopby was shaken iu
tbe early days of the world by two
sleepy cluldreu, wno came under tiie
rebuke of vigilaut fathers.
"My son.' remarked one sire. "I
once found a j
leoe of fol.l by risms
"Ay, rejoined the young hopeful.
; the dignitv of Field-Marshal the Duke
1 0f Wellington to hold rank among the
pU.;,ogoph!e of tllB hwl . am,t no.
Llv kn..w that l h-..l ver delivered
i nimseii 01 an avium or maxim
ung oed-uocinue. one nos oeen su.ien
for him anil ins frace li:is lieeti mmle to
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wear it as if it were bis own. " 'When
e..r u were uis own. ueu
.1uuu.gn.11u mu, , is ume tor "'m
tied, it is time for him
to turn out. as the Duke of Wellington !
used to say ! bo we are told, as if the
always saying 1L ,
Xow, tbe phrase was
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pruirauij u( uriginai even on cue ups
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i x i.e var.iesii iiiuirut.ou 01 .uu evils
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of Ivinir lute iu bed. which some of onr
0,'1,-'' Ppl "spl to receive when they ,
cini. ren, came to tnem irom in. ;
. ho has not Heard of-the
osol"r ? ',
Tia tba voice of tbe laggard :
Toa hava waked raw too aocn! I ma it alamber
As tbe door oa Ita hia are, ao he on bin bed,
Ttxroa fata aldaa, aad hia aboaltlera, aad hia heavy
The door that turns on ita hinges is '.
doinir its diitv .a . .l.mr let Kiilomon i
! and Dr. Watts say what they will ; and ;
: the wild-brier, the thorn, and the this-
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tie, which grew broader and higher in ;
his garden, were at least acting busily j
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them. Aud, after all, the so-called j
sluggard seems to have been more
harmless in bed than his censurer, who
left him, after an impertinent mission
ary visit, with such au outburst of
Pharisaical pride as this : I
"Snid I the. ti my hrt, 'Hrrn'a a lan fur not !
That man. 'a but a p'ctarn of wtiat 1 mUht b;
ant .nut, hi asy t;la their car la mj nre.J-In.-.
Who bar. Un?ht me, ly t!me., to l.v
o.k Ug aaj
Perhaps, if the sluggard had had such j comfortable, house. In regions far re
friends, and tbey had found him "work j moved from timber, aud where stone
to do," he would have risen to do it. and lime and clay abound, even there
There was some reason iu the young , the log house obtains universal prefer
fellow who, on being asked why he did ! enee. During my trip np and down this
not get np, replied that he had nothing long line of Xorwegiau coast, I have had
to get up for I We are not even sure many opportunities to examine Uie old
that Qniu is to be severely eensnred in j as well as the new constructions. Let
tho part he took iu the morning dialogue me tell you first of the old. Tbe logs are
with his valet :
"John, what's o'clock ?"
"Nine o'clock, sir."
"It there any mullet in the market
to-day, John ?
"Then Call mo at nine to marrow,
Moreover, it does uot follow that, be
cause a mau is in bed. his mind is idle.
or that he is careless of the welfare of j
his fellow-creatures who are up anil 1
- "'fleriMl-ltaa wrote DXwt la be4
Ana Klrbaraaiil, a learned phvuiriaa,
tleclaiea tha chick-warn of la. "head
(Joe beat la Uiat reclined poallk.. "
Xo educated woman is fit to bear
children who cannot give them all the
instruction they require np to the age
of ten years. No woman can have any , ony essenUal differences between the old ; warder, becoming enamored of ber, mm
higher career or nobler exercise for 1 "nl the new Norwegian styles of house : faVored her escape, and accompanied France has no poor law, and tbe
whatever talent Ood has given her, and building are in the substitution of red j ber, but was stabbed to death by ber maintenance f the indigent depends
if the unmarried women who are seek- tiles, ami occasionally of slate, for the i orders immediately after she had re- entirely npon the bureaus of charity,
ing outlet for their unused energies od. roofs, and the casing of the timber, joined her ba'id. Since that period she which exist in most parts of the conn
would qualify themselves for this high- ' !icMorm8 the body of the honse.with has become still more redoubtable, her try. These are voluntary organizations,
est duty of maternity iiy would prove thin boards, for looks sake. audacity and activity having redoubled, supported by contributions, collections
their own frequent assertion, that wo- 1 Within a year the town of. Xamsos, and she has made herself the terror of at churches, and similar means. They
men are born for higher uses than to about one hundred miles north of the country. She burns forms, carries are said to work admirably, and accor
be household drudges or to brinf forth Drontheim, was almost totally destroyed : off cattle, and levies forced contribn- ding to a published statement, during a
children. Home training in infancy is by fire ; and it is now in course of re-; tions. The slightest disobedience to ' recent period of twelve months, afforded
the only absolute universal rule of edu- ( building. Here, notably, the work of ber orders is punisiiable by mnrder and ' relief to 1,250,000 persons. England
cation. After that the parent's coarse building is going on npon a considerable I fire. Her troop is numerous, and al- j has 777,725 paupers, or one to every
should be modeled bv the child's char- ; scale, and the two modes appear side bv I wavs well informed bv the peasantry, twenty-seven of the population. Ire-
'acter and temperament. 1
Lafayette and Arnold) TrettMon.
Robert Dale Owens, of the Atlantic
J Monthly, writes: The event of a visit to
i Paris was mv introduction, by Frances
Wright, to- General Lafavette. Of all
men living ha was the one I most enthu
siastically admired, and the one I bad
the most earnestly longed to see. These
feelings had gained fresh fervor in the
United States. Just two months before
I A lauded at -e xork Ijaiayette bad
returned home in the Urandywine, after
I a year's sojourn in tbe land which be
bad aided to liberate, and by which be
! had been welcomed as never nation,
till then, had welcomed a man.
I heard hia praise on every tongue. I
found love and gratitude toward him in
My admiration and sympathy were
no doubt transparent, and these may
have wou for me, from one of the most
genial of men, a hearty reception. At
all events, he devoted himnelf to satisfy
my curiosity, with an overtlowiug good
nature and a winning kindness and
simplicity that I shall remember to my
dying day. ,
A lew items of our conversation I still
most distinctly recollect. One incident,
puti tbJe Fatn of his C,mntrj
i , raro asoect. ever recaUs to me
. when I think of it. the tender eves and
the gracious, loving manner which made
the grand old Frenchman the idol of all
yoiiugpeoplu who werefortuuat enough
to share bis friendship.
; It wft, jut More t- namMn(( ol
tueBole t'raitorwho loome.1 up during
our yotjo,, ono of mimt
eventful days in all that eventful period,
., rtm ,,., 1 f,l: '
immortal DecUration' had baea read
a. tkl-t l
iiuui iiiu cn.
statehonse ; it was the 25th of Sepfem-
If O" te. afternoon of the
.niui .us.up 01 me o.a x uiiauc.uuia
preceiutiKuay, asuiugtou, aiier uiumg
Ht Fishkill, had set out with his suite,
iutelllli to reacu Anioia-s headquor-
. . ..
ters, eighteen miles distant, that even
ing. What would have happened had
he carried out bis intention, we can now
only conjecture W bat men cull chance
-a easiial meeting near Fishkill with
induced him to remain there that night
Next morning, after sending notice to
Arnold that he might expect him to
breakfast, he atraiu chaueed hia inten-!
tiou, turning off to visit some redoubts
on the Hudson, opposite West Point,
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i. i -i .1 ...
giz-. it was while these officers were
UUlll UK IIUIIUCB-UCTIIIll ' U BlWIir-
at break f. 1st with the faruilv that Arnold
' ,eceivel the desoatch which announce,!
lim, as be snpinised, across the river.
' and,' learning that Arnold bad uot been
to West Point, returned to dinner. As
. A ashington approache.1 the bouse, his
1 aide. Colonel Hamilton, who had re-
mained behind, name hurriedlv to meet
him. and ulaced iu his hands a despatch
! which, as confidential staff oflicer, he
bad already opened, and which disclosed
Arnold' treachery, Washington com
mnnicated its contents, doubtless before
dinner, to (ieneral Knox, and to bini
alone, with the brief and signitieaut
words, "Whom cau we trust now ?"
The usual version is flint ho thus
communicated the portentous news to ;
General Knox anil J.ajnurlti: jointly ;
but that is au error. lhe statement
made to me by the latter, during our
to La Grange, surprised and
me at the time, and has
indelibly impressed on my
It was this :
IV... W.nlnnnlAn .Unn in A aw
u i tioiiLiik. uuu ont u' w u v 1 1111. a .
no uunsnai emotion was visible on his j
. ti. 1 . 1
couuieuance. lie was grave ami silent,
tnt not more so than often happened ,
-heu recent tidinirs from the armv occii-
i,A T:,i,n-, frm tl.A.rmvn.i. i
piea his thonght. At tlle close of
meai he beckoned to Lafavette to follow
hirn 1aBSed to an inner apartment. !
turned to bis vouncr friend without '
nttering a svllabfe. placed the fatal dts-!
. . . . - -
patca in liis nanus,
and then, giving .
way to an ungovernable burst of feeling,
fell on his neck aud sobbed aloud. The
effect produced on the young French
mfirnnid aiM.nulAn.iul li . ruM.ihl l.ia f..i -
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1 . 1 . 1 . .4. . t
erai tcoia inn u-.gnmeu in uis usual
manner) as devoid of the common weak-
".""V' aJ " 1.UUK .
"J"!" ... I
remuug hii anecuote. iua. wii- waai
ue, only "rouguon, iu long .
' ami aimntimtifl liriilfaa tat rrn rrt-yl. f ti u
M BSUlUgbUU CICr KVD W i. V , r 14 UI
moment, under a reverse of fortune ;
and perhaps I am the only human being
who ever witnessed in him an exhibi
tion of feeling so foreign to bis tempera-
ment. As it was, he recovered himself
before I bad perused the communication
that had given rise to bis excitement,
1 l 4 1 ... 4. 1 . lY . . 4
"uu "u remrur-i u u.n n..u m.
4 : 1 : .. 1 : . i . : 1 1
reuiatueu iu uu ueueuuor o..u
of grief or despondency."
The Los Hon of.N'ororay.
"Yon may suppose," "that log houses
were born on Plymouth Rock ; but they
existed in Norway ' centuries, perhaps,
! before Plymouth Rock was known. A
I yet more interesting fact is that the
; fashion has not changed. Improve
i ments there have been in many ways.
but the log house of X'orway is the most
fashionable, perhaps because the most
squared aud nicely dovetailed at the
corners. Grooves are then cut, with tbe
bioad axe. on both the under and the
upper surface. When tbe log is finally
laid to its place, this double groove is
filled with moss, and moss is afterward
; canlked into the log seams. The par-
titions are built with the house; and in
1 the same thorough manner as tbe out
side walls. The bouses are never more
than two stories high, and the roofs are !
steep and heavily timbered. A covering j
of tdabs is fitted, rouud side down, to j
the roof timbers ; and over these slabs
comes one or more layers of birch bark, i
then comes a heavy timber coning j
along the eaves and up the roof at either
end. On this is laid sods of rich earth :
wel1 packed to a thickness of about six j
inches, and these, in this moist climate, !
-Ornish an abundant grassy finish. The ;
side. A few finished buildings there '
aie, which would bold high rank, among
the best of our American country homes,
iu architecture ; while in comfortable
exclusion of cold, we have not a country
house, of whatever material, that would
bear a rigid comparison with the poor
est of them. Double glazing of window
sashes outside and in the packing of
every window and door frame with moss,
and a careful paperiDg of every room, j
are some of tbe mean taken to prevent
any circulation of the frosty air. For;
winter comfort, combined with the nt- j
most facility for every- conceivably or-!
namentatiou, commend to me the Nor- i
wegiaii log house. Scientific A uteri-
"It' Xoue of My ICiiMiuesiV
"It a none of my bnsine.,,,-said Peter
aiaran as lie pMsed rarmer Myde s
orchard and saw one of his neighbor's
sons stealing apples. ' "I,
after his owu lioys."
And he trudged on home, meetiug
Til. tl-l . I .1 . .-
-ur. jivuer ovine wav. ma nrsL lm-
no let uis uiuer, iiio reproiii or punisu-
meut that would have followed might
have saved the boy from further crime.
Rnt, escaping detection and punish
ment, ho was encouraged to go on in
But it waa Martin's business, even iu
1L. 1 u.l. 1 1
wi narrow aim mus., sense m wuicu
iueuau epres:,, uimseu. lie wouia
1 uav iuuuv ma uuHiuess n fumv oue
introduced . fever-breeilino- nui
sance- into tbe neighborhood, to the
serious peril of his fuuiilv,
On that verv evening Jim Ryder met
Martin's son, Edward, a bid three years
younger, and gave hiiu a couple of nice
1 ..Vbere did you get them?" asked
EawarJ he tUBe gIicT trniL
, ..You'll not tell?"
: no imleeil.
Hvj".-"o;eL,"r,d I w cZl llona
! a Jhe wples l.ed rtemS
I Si nof
L. 0, r,T . M' Iv. " 0t
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I "Vjma.. li uin, auu lun viun
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uiir iirMumicii til. T.muxer-ii.ai; mere
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help themselves to as many asttiey could
Peter Martin was returning home on
the next day, and jut as be got near
Farmer Ilvile's orchard, he heard a
reat l7 al"1 barkiiig of .logs. And
;u after he Paw Jim Ryder leap over
; . . An.
Ah, joii young rascal !"
be said to
; " "'
"lieeti stealing apples again."
He was moving 011, when be heard
himself called. Looking round be saw
Farmer Hyde and be saw something
else that made his hesrt sink like lead
in bis bosom. He saw bis li 1 1 lo boy
Edward in the tight grip of the angry
"Been stealing my apples !" said the
At asiiiKlebonud Pet.-,- Martin was
over the fence, and. standing with nale
lips before the farmer and his frightened
boy, ho cried : "Oh, Ned ! ' Xed !" iu
sorrow acd shame. "To think that uou
could have doue a mean and wicked
'.;.. i.l 11.;
"I wouldn't have thought f it.father
iiiviii . 4444. u 441V1444441. i4 iii.iatiiei.
1 the trembling. White faced
child, "if it hadn't been for Jim Ryd.-r,
. . .
ne said he
got some yesterday, and
tl, it r.ant .... i,.,rn.
Ti,.mfit rrwrna .A (T w
i4'r.. . ir . : .
( U8nal ia 8acll ca . j Frmer j, d
! tl. .n.r i..0 m.t of hi. l.-rt .t nil,I
of tbe father's naiu. "B.-.t there is
mv Ivov " runkin irrvl l.nt Vir.,11
to"Ed ward '"in takinl. hat don't belong
to von. It is stealing.'
. . " .. o
Peter Martin went home that day a
wiser man : and with some' clearer no-
tions of bis responsibility iu the life
n ...... 1 I.;...
After all, m every age, under every
people is always itself,
whatever the dress.goat-skin blouse.
gold.laoe joubiet black drss coat, the
nve or six great instincts which it pos
sessed in its forests follow in its palaces
and ottiees. To this dar. warlike pas- '
sions, a (loomy humor, subsist under
the regularity aud propriety of modern i
manners. Their native energy and
harshness pierce thronirh the perfection :
of culture and the habits of comfort. '
t i ' :
. . - i. .. -. . . iuctr uuit i.Ki "eiug a mill oue, iro-
pulse was to tell the neighbor about his , ui 8tovB it Wi3
can .but he cheeked the impulse, saying derthat an un.lefinel fear came creep
in hia mind: "Let him had it out for in iuto thip ,iule hearts b , WjniJT
himself; its none of my business. 1 d uein! the older, put on a brave "out!
get his lU will. instead of bis thanks, siJe.. for a wha g clieerf.illv
mosniKely. to EJies question. "Ar'ut you afraid ?'-'
It m luppenotl that this was J" : "N, what do you suppose can hurt me
Ryder s hrst offence, and if Martin batl Lere r But vti)XlchM dowu
i.icu young meu, ou icaviug wxioru, go sweet name, isn t it ?1 ; but be eats in
to huut bears on the Rocky mountains. . sects, and the oollen of flowers, as well
j the elephant in South Africa, live uuder ,
L-i.u.-i, ju.t ucukjeo uu uuiscunca, j pose wis pirn set me losnion ol nam
sail their yachts on dangerous coasts mocks ?" Little Corporal.
delight in solitudo and peril. The an ' . .
cient .Saxon, the old rover of the Scan- A WoRI Tt THe Hoy the
dinayian seas, has not perished. Even evenings are growing cooler and" longer,
at school the chihlren roughly treat one i arid the time 18 at hanii w,ien oa wiu
another, withstand one another, hght ;iave more leisure than at any other
like dogs, and their character is so I rw.,;! f tb v.r V,.n nt. nut., inla
indomitable that they need the birch i
and blows to reduce them to the disci-
pline of law. J udge what they were in 1
the sixteenth century ; the English race
passed then for the most warlike of ;
urope, uie most reuonoiaoie in Dotiie, Tote at east two Lonrs o( eaih evemug
the most impaUent of anything like ' to useful reading. You will be astou-?'a,velT-
."Englw" savages " is what : i8uw1 when upxt .pring come9t to find
Ce lini ..all them ; and the "great shins j how ma.,h you h:,ve iearneii. Give an
of beef with which they fill themselves honr a ,iaT to agricutural and horti
keep np tbe loree and ferocity of their : cultural reading. Make yourselves
instincts.- Tainn IIitor of Enih-h j famiii;.r with all tbst relates to yonr
Literature , m. calling, and you will realize the advau-
A Female Brigand. ; t'ge3 of such a course when jon grow
The Italian Journals relate that the i
environs of Catanzaro, Calabria, are in-
fested by a band of brigands under the :
command of a young woman. She is
tweuty years of age, aud of great beauty,
with remarkable black eyes. Her name j
is Maria, the widow of Pietro Monieo, ;
a bandit chief who was killed iu an en-!
counter with the gendarmes. At his
death she seized his carbine and swore
to avenge him. Some time after a
young man. the son of a wealthy farmer.
feU j iOTe w;tu her and joined ber band
j order to be able to prosecute his suit.
ye wa, however, peremptorily ejected, I
,n,l in order to raven ..n himself, be
betraved her to the authorities. She
waB arrested, tried, and sentenced to :
tliirtv years' imprisonment,
while undergoing her punishment a
through dread of vengeance.
"oiit Iim" Column.
Boy nod Hattrrlly
Hoi: "ButtfrtT npon th wIuk,
Pcvlty, fluttering llttic thing. .
I l.a!llij(. huveriuit in tli Mr.
Oa wiiAfc lu vuti uve uu there ?
BcTTrarxT- H"n-j-Jwt uiliiii iwcit,
li tli f.wd 1 Uiv.- tj et."
The iiiiurt guy fltrjtr 1 nwk.v,
Vanui? the t.y would Duf nr. Jy :
A ol Krf be w-tit. on ffrntenuje whik.
Floatiutt tuu ti N!i)"il t. .
"Ofar cbu.i, it n brignt
In lit. ft a'i xuiilitfht.
'trJi nit not. but irt Sv -1"
tuorrww ivl aul ilts-1 I'll li.'
A Chilu-Likb Faith. One afternoon
j through the absence of their mother,
; two little children, Willie and Edie,
hfone She wa necesarUy
from lipr 1m)hii niiiil &f;Ur
.rl'T i rv!la. nJthe children vainlv watched
.et Iyder look i:tr ner cou,;,, n!ltii tney- eoaj nu
longer distinguish one object from an
other in the fast-gatherini; darkness.
mi. i i- i. r.
in affright, declaring, lie t ween ber sobs,
that she beard something, be uucou
sciously realized the need of a higher
power than his own. Taking hold of
her hand he said, "Please don't cry,
Edie i let us pray. God can take care
of ns, even if there wav a lion right in
the roorn. ..wh w cmlJ
..0oJ can Uo ,nTtuing EJie
anything, Edie. Don't
you remember how mamma told us
about Daniel how be was put right in
among lots of lions, and God came aud
shut their months so they couldn't bite
at all?" "Couldn't they growl, either?"
"Well, I don't know, for sure, about
tba.t ; but I know God could make them
stop growling, if He wanted to, for I
tell you God can do anything." "Well,
Willie if He can do anything, I wish He
would mate mamma come nome.
May be He will, if we ask
Pber little bands together. Edie
! , L P.
" "Why. Edie. that isn't tbe
; way to pray : we must kneel down, aud
: trr to tliinlr wl.Qt I1...1 11 ; .,,.1
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-'j um ii uuu no i, nuu
li tn-j .11 hulk w.
' ........ " '
, i..,, ,.
nave pteu good or uot.
"Then let's 1 .
Inoul ..,.1 ..... .." Tl.. ! 1
knelt down, and Willie repeated the
Lord's Praver. aud then saidV "Please.
trod, we know we have beeu .ery
nanphty, lots of times, but we want you
to help us to be g'KxI. Please take care
of us. and make mamma come home
quick, for we are all aloue." Edie then
said ber little prayer, "Now I lay me
dowu to sleep."- They arose from their
knees with a peaue of mind they could
not express, and, youug as they were,
they realized a perfect trnst iu the wil-
lingness and ability of God to take care
for them nnder any circumstances.
Nati-hal SoAP-Srns. An astonished
looking little girl who has a lively im
agination of ber own, and who finds not
the slightest difficulty in believing "for
very true" all the wonderful stories of
the Arabian Nights, gravely accuses us
of "making np," when wo tell ber that
theI,e ure nttt,,.ral. "PrinfTS le ready
U,.HJ. s"as """aup iromineearui.
1.1 : .1 . .1
1 ei it is irue. A spring ol tuis sort!
is fonnd on the island of Samao in tho !
Malay Archipelago. t)ing to the j
V . j . - ....
presence of certain minerals in the
earth, through which the water passes,
;, t,...,.. 1 ...
7 "Ti" "'L'ZIF:, """.TZ " i '
1 . 7 ., - .
J' strong lather, the natives of the
oiuuu Ui.VU v artu OUilV IIUIUIO IU Iit
.'"11'3 ,ue wai." pPrln:
!.,! At. . a -aT il : .
vuougu soapy enougn 10 Cleanse soiled
clothes, are not euough so to be blown
into soap-bubbles But if they are so
aPJ lt tlie llttl Malayans are as fond of
i u.'?w.,u8 soap-bubbles as some American
: children we know, we can imagine that
the ncighborhotal of the soap-spring is
a favorite place of resort. i. itIf Vi,t.
j all the proper steps ; and upon tbe pre-TubLittlkHimmw-kBi-ilpek.
The i feet sending to see that they were ef
nest of this little bird is just the nicest i fectual, be found that the only prepara
tbing iu the way of a comfortable, cozy : tion the mayor had mode consisted in
cradle for baby birds that I know of. -i having a large number of graves dug iu
" UUUJ5 like b uttiuuiocn., vi m Bleu- i
der twig you know bow delightful a!
hammock is, don't you ? directly over
a stream, and is made of grass and
wool, or cotton taken from plants. If
anvthing cau be nicer, I'd like to see it.
The cradle is quite deep ; so there s
n. ,1 .nrer nf tl. Imbie. tnmblinir
the edge. In fact, it is so deep that
the pretty little brown and white mamma
has to pack herself in very snuglv. This
little 1. .mi.wu.L-
and bis name is Uouev-Eater Ithat's a
- J . . v .
as honey. By the way, don't you sup-
, t).in l.... v.e .11...
Ives to pass an idle moment : improve
eVery one of them. Read, write ; do
gomethin-r that is useful to' yourselves
or 0hera Make it a fixed rule to de-
np to be men.
My first is iu t;q,e, but uot in braid,
My second is iu shovel, an 1 also in
My third is in girl, but not iu boy.
My fourth is in laugh, but not in ..v.
My whole is a country in South America,
A son of Adaii
Anwer : S tar
land has 87,003, or one to every G3.
A pretty hard case a cotlin.
Tbe grain crops of Oregon ar
to be immense.
New Orleans boasts of a swimming
school for ladies.
Patience is a tlower that giows not
ia every one's garden.
The defects of the nuderstandiu?.
like thrmn of the fure. grow worse as wo
grow old. h'fx hefoHf-anltt.
"My deor boy, honesty is thc lieot
policy." "Well, yon ought to know,
father, for yon have tried 'em both."
Why is a young lady like a bill of ex
change ? liecanse she ought to be set
tled when she arrive? at maturity.
The two best rales for a system of
rhetoric are. first, have something to
say, and next say it. Eiiunonx.
It is proposed to introduce Latin and
German as optional studies into the ad
vanced public schools of Wilmington,
Often do we think when we oiiht to
act, and act when it behooves in to re
flect ; hence, caution is frequently as
fatal as rashness.
Man has not love fr spiritual life and
immortality, until sin breaks to pieces
the earthly things on which his affec
tions are fastened.
Washington boarding housekeeper
are said to be putting up their prices,
to keep pace with the increased income
Three questions to be put to our
selves before speaking evil of any man :
First, is it true ? Second, is it kind ?
Third, is it necessary ?
A Sau Francisco man is proudly ex
hibiting the prizes which he carried off
at shooting festivals iu Switzerland,
Austria and Germany.
A boy employed in a Sou Francisco
drug store is said to have recently fallen
heir to a fortune of SJjU.tHM, left him
by a relation in England.
Somebody who professes to have
H- . : inane me expenmenr, savs mat cnioro
1U1 K I : 1 1 . i . .
1 , . .1 - r .1 .i
toriu w.u remove paiui iroiu garments
better than anything else.
It ia estimated that the farmers of
Minnesota lose millions of dollars an-
, Dually through carelessness or iuditl'er
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cum iu n:iiriiig lueir ueai.
1 here is a member 01 th Xeliue race
iu Chester, known aa the Ferguson cat,
-uat .T" ns V"n poona ice
I we,Kh m cat ordinary sire is nor
r eight pounds.
j Brighain Young has some wholesome
; opinions of the Indian agents. Hesayst
j "With but few exceptions they are the
most G.l-forsake u rascals that ever
' cursed the country. They promise
' everything, and .ultil nothing. They
1 swindle the Indian, from right to left,
j ami the Indians knov it. If there had
never been a? Indiar. agent the Indians
! would be better than .'hev are now."
', trii'l ali.itil.l I,.. ;,. lWV. ....1,4 ...
: jtersonal appearance. God meant wo
' mnn to bo attra -tivr , and it is one of
' her duties to carry out this design. But
j that dress is to bo all is more thau we
; can lndieve. Just becanse we love to
see girls look well, as well as to live to
some purpose, we would urge them
such a course of reading aad stii.lv
will confer qnalities which no modiste
I 4 4 -rf -
. ,-, . . . , .....
. .A Sf . re:l V1 1U tLe
Testament. Ho came-I a hard
Iks were eoinsr to reap the
irnus : a man must nave cnurasre to
man must have courage to
ool at his own life so. and think what'll
come of it after he s dead and gone. A
good, solid bit o' work lasts ; il u's only
laying a fl'or down, somebody's the
better for it's being done well, "lieside-.
the man as does it. . Eliot.
A French prefect recently wrote to
one of the mayors of his department,
advising him, as the cholera had brokeu
out in the district, to take all the neces-
I sary precautions. After some time tha
' mayor wrote to say that he had taken
me cuurch yard.
A ei-known antuor once wrote a
! pretty essay on me power or education
j ? rieanty, that it absolutely chiseled
tUe. attres ; that he has seen many
i --'" pair 01 mica iips so
mojinea py inongiiE awakened aud ac
i.ic sentiment, as to ue unrect. lizaoie.
And he put it on that ground that we
so often see people, homely and unat
tractive in youth, bloom in middle life
I int ftencd Indian Summer of good
i !....!. .....I . 1 . . 4
looks aud mellow tones.
Among various species of new cotton
indigenous to foreign soil, and intro
duced in the cotton States, is the Peru
vian. It is tall and well limbed, but
yet destitute of the faintest sign of
blooms. This cotton does not bloom
until the second year after planting,
and continues to bear fruit every year
afterward to the seventh year. It seems
well adapted to our soil and climate
I durinir the summer, but it is Question
I al,,e tether it will War the changes of
I tne winter season. Tbe staple is said
1 to be coarser but as long as the Sea
Island, and stronger. It commands
about four cents more in the market
than our ordinary cotton."
In Chicago the street cars are about
being used as adjuncts to the post
office. For this purpose, the postal
authorities propose to place iu all the
cars passing near the post office, boxef
for the reception of letters. These will
tie so arranged that the letters can be
deposited without entering or stopping
the car ; and on arriving at the office,
the carrier will remove the box and put
an empty oue in its place. By this plan
people along the lines can deposit their
letters at any hour, knowing that in a
short time they will be at tbe general
I office for transmission ; while nnder ex-
isting arrangements, the lamp post
I boxes cau be emptied only at stated
hours, and a considerable time may
! elapse Wfore the carrier arrives at his
There are just thirty-two days in the
iyeariii! which it is unsdvisable to
! Join bauds, namely : Seven in January,
I three each iu February, March and De
cember, t - each in April, Jane, Jnly,
August. September ami Xovemlier, and
' one in lobcr, so tbat January is the
j worst and October the best month for
committing matrimony, the actual nn
luckv davs being these : January 1, 2,
4, 6, "7, li). 15 ; February 6, 8, 18: March
1, 6, 8 ; April B, 11 ; May 5. 6, 7 ; June
7, 1 1 ; July 5, 10 ; August 13, 17 ; Sep
tember 6, IS; Octobers; November 15,
16; and December 15, 16, 17. As to
which is the best days of the week, why
Monday for wealth ;
Tuesday for health ;
Wednesday the best day of all ;
Thursday for crosses ; ;
Friday for losses ;
Saturday no luck at all.