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DR. TALIAGE'S SUNDAY SERMON.
A Few Wortg of Wisdom About Train
* TEXT: He fell of frotm the scat backward
by the side of the gate, and his neck brake,
and he died; for he was an old man, and
heaegY''-I Samuel iv., is.
. This is the end of a long story of parental
neglect. Judge Eli was a good man, but he
let his two boys, Hophni and Phinehas, do as
they pleased, and through over-indu'gence
they went to ruin. The blind old judge,
ninety-eight years of age. is seated at the
gate waiting for the news of an important
battle in which his two sons were at the front.
An express is coming with tidings from the
battle. This blind nonagenarian puts his
hand behind his ear and listens and cries:
"What meaneth the noise of this tumult:"
An excited me senger, all out of breath with
the p , said to hun: "Our army is defeat
ed, he sacred chest, called the ark, is cap
tured, and your sous are dead on the field"
No wonder the father fainted and expired.
The domestic tragedy in which these two
sons were the tragsd:ans had tinished its fifth
and last act. "He fell from o:f the seat
backward by the side of the gate, and his
neck brake and he died; for he was an old
m2n and heavy."
Eli had made an awful mistake in regard
to his children. The lible distinctly says:
"His sons made themselves vile and'he -e
strained them not." Oh. the ten thousand
mistakes in rearing children, :nit.,kes of pa
rents, mistakes of teachers in day school and
Sabbath classes, mistakes which we all make.
Will it not be useful to consider themn!
Thiscountry is going to be conquered by a
great army, compared with which that of
Baldwin the First, and Xerves, and Alexan
der, and Grant, and Lee, all put together,
were in numbers insignificant. They will
capture all our pulpits, stcrehouses. factor'e
and halls of le;-lation, all our shippin. all
our wealth, an I all our huo.s. they
will take roession of all author
ity, from the Uinited States Presi
dency down to the humblest constabulary
-of everything between the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans. They are on the march now,
and they halt neither day nor night. They
will soon be here, and all the present active
population of this country must surrender
and give war. I refer to the great army of
children. Whether they shall take posses
sion of everything for good or for bad, de
pends pon the style of preparation through
which they pass on their way from cradie to
throne. Cicero acknowledges he kept in his
desk a collection of prefaces for boons, which
prefaces he could at any time attach to any
thing he wanted to publish for him
self or others; and all parents and
teachers have all prepared the pre
face of every young life under their
hare, and not only the preface, but the ap
whether the vo:ume be a poem or a
Families and schools and legislatures
are in our day busily engaged in discussing
what is the best mode of educating children.
Before this question alnost every other
dwindles into ins:gniticance, whit4 de
fendant upon its proper solution is the wel
are of governments and ages eternal
Macaulay tells of the war whicii Feederick
the Second made against Quern Marie
Theresa. And one day she appeared before
the Diet wearing mournin- for har father,
and hul up in her arms %cfore them her
child, the Archduke. This so wrought upon
the officers and deputies of the people that
with half drawn swords they broke forth in
the war cry: "Let us die for our Queen,
Maria Theresa!" So, this morning, realizing
that the boy of to-day is to be the ruler of
the future, the popular sovereign, I hold him
before the American people to arouse their
enthnsiasm in his behalf, and to evoke their
oath for his defense, his education and his
If a parent, you will remember when you
were aroused to these great responsibilities,
and when you found that you had not done
all reqsired after you had admired the tiny
hands, and the glosy hair, and the bright
eyes that lay in the cradle. You suddenly
remembered that that hand would yet be
raised to blesss the world with its benedie
ton, or to smite it with a curs'. In Arios
to's great poem there is a character called
Ruggiero, who has a shield of insul'erable
splendor, but it is kept veiled, save on certain
occasions, and whoa uncovered it startled
and overwhelmed its beholder, who before
had no suspicion of its brightness. My hope
to-day is to uncover the destiny of your child
or student, about which Tou have no especial
apreiti' and flash upon you the splen
dosof its immortal n-itur-e. Behold the
shield and the sword of its coming conflict!
Iprpoein this discourse to se- forth what
Ico'sier to be some cf the errors prevalent
in the training of children.
First: I remark that many err in too great
severity or too great leniency of family gov
ernent. Between parental tyranny, and
ruinous laxativeness of discipline there is a
medium. Sometimes the father errs on one
side and the mother on the other side. Good
family government is all important. An
archy and misrule in the domnesti: circle is
the forerunner of anarchy and misule in the
State. What a repulsive spectacle is a home
without order or discipline. di-obediience and
impudence, and anger and falsehood lift
ing their horrid front in the place which
should be gonsecrated toall th-it is holy, and
peaceful, and beautifuL. In the atte-npt to
avoid all this, and bring the children under
proper laws and regulations, parents have
sometimes carried themselve-s with great
rigor. John Howard, who was merciful
to the prisons and lazarettes, was
-merciless in the treatment of his
ciiiren. John Milton knew everything but
how to train his family. b'evere an l unrea
sonable was he in his carriage toward them.
He compelled his daughters to read to him in
four or five languages, bat wouldI not allow
them to learn any of them, for lhe said that
one tongue was enough for a womnan. Their
rading was me -hanical drudgery, when, if
they had understood the lauguages they readl,
the employment of reading might have been
a luxury. No wonder his children despised
hinm, and stealthily sold his boioks and hoped
for his death. In all ages there has been need
of a society for prevention of cruelty to chil
dren. When lirbara was put to death by
her father because she had counter-manded his
order, and had three windows put in a room
insead of two, this cruel varat was a ty'pe
5f many who have acted liio :Nero and The
Robespierre in the home circle. The heart
sickens at what you sometimes see, even in
families that pretend to be Chris:iau--per
petual scolding, and hair-pulling, ear-box
i, and thumping. and stamping, and fault
fidnand tensing, until the children are
vxdbeyond bounds, and growl in the
sleeve, and pout, and rebel, and vow
within themselves that in after days
they will retaliate for the cruelties
practiced. Many a home has become as full
of dispute as was the home of John O'Groat,
who built his house at the most northerly
inbt in Great Britain. An-1 tradition says
t the house had eight windows. al eight
doors, and a table of eight sides. l:ecause he
chad eight children, a.nd the only way to keep
them out of bitter quarrel was to have a
eapointment for each one of them.
'~c hld'snature is too delicate to be
worked upon by sledge-haumnmer, and gouge.
and pile-river, Such fierce lashing, instead
of breaking the high mettlb to bit and trace,
will make it dash off the nmore uncontrollable.
Many seem to think that children are 'lax
notfitforusetilltheyhave been heteheled and
swingled. Some one talking to a child, said:
"I wonder what makes that tree out there so
families all the iio.'.-:is concentrated upcm
one child's head. If anything is done wrong
the supposition is that George did it. _Hi,
broke the latch. He left open tihe gate. rHe
hacked the banisters. He whittled sticks on
the carpets. And George shall be the scape
goat for all domestic misutndestandings and
suspicions. If things get wrong in the culi
nary department, in conmes the mother and
says, angrily: --Where is Goorge!' lf busi
ns matters are perplexing at the store. iS
comes the father at night an I says. angrily:
"Where is George!' In many a household
there is such a one singled out for suspicion
and castigation; all the sweet flowers of his
soul blasted under this perpetual northeast
sporm; he curses the day in which he was
born. Safer the child in a bank of bulrushes
on the Nile among crocodiles, than in an
elegant mansion, amid such* domestic
gorgons. A mother was passing along
the street one day and came up to
her little child. whho did not see her
approach, and her chill was saying to her
pamte: "You good-for-no hing lit tle
scamp, you come right into the house this
minute, or I will beat you till the skin conmes
off." The mother broke in. saying: -Why,
Lizzie, I am surnrized to hear you talk like
that to any one"' "Om," said the child. "I
was only playing, and he is nay l:ttle
boy, and I am scolding him, as you
did' me this morning." Chilldren are apt to
be echoes of their parents.
Safer in a Bethlehem manner among cattle
and camels, with gent~e Mary to watch the
the litt e cnt, than the most extravagant
nursery over which God's star of peace never
stood. The trapper extinguishes the flames
on the prairie by fighting fire with fire, but
you cannot, with the fire of your own dispo
sition, put out the fire of a child's disposition.
Yet we may rush to the other extreme,
and use toward our children too great leni
ency, The surgeon is not unkind because,
notwithstanding the resistence of his patient,
be goes straight on, with firm hand and un
faltering heart, totake off the gangrene. Nor
is the parent less ; affectionate and faithful
because, notwithstanding all violent
remonstrances on the part of the
child, he with the firmest discipline
advances to the cutting off of its
evil inclinations. The Bible says: "Chasten
thy son while there is hope, and let not thy
soul spare for his crying." Childish rage
unchecked will, after awhile. become a hurri
tano. Childish petulance will grow up into
misanthropy. Childish rebellion will develop
into the lawlessness of riot and selition. If
you would ruin the child. dance to his
every caprice and stuff him with con
fectionery. Before you are aware of it
that boy of ten years will go down
the street, a cigar in his innuth and ready on
any corner with his comradts to compare
pugilistic attainment. The parent who al
lows the child to grow up without ever hav
ing learned the great duty of obedience and
suomission has prepared a cup of burning
gall for his own lips and appalling destrue
tion for his descendant. Remember Eli and
his two sons, Hophni an I Phinehas.
A second error prevalent in the training of
chi'dren is the laying out of a theory an I fol
lowin_ it without arranging it to varieties of
disposition. In every family you will find
striking differences of temperament. This
child s tro timid, and that tot boli: this
too miserly, and that too wasteful: this too
inactive, and that too boisterous. Now, the
farmer who should plant corn and wheat and
turnios in just the same way, then
put them through one hopper and grind them
in the same mill, would not be so much of a
fool as the parents who should attempt to
discipline and educate all their children in the
same manner. It needs a skillful hand to ad
just these chcks an-I balances. The rigidity
of government which is necessary to hold in
this impetuous nature would utterly crush
thit flexile disosition, while the gentle
reoroof that woull suffice for the lntter would,
when used on the former, be like ettempt ing to
hold a chamoing Bucephalus with reins of gos
samer. God gives us in the disposition of each
child a hint as to how we ought to train him,
and. as God in the mental structures of our
children indicates what mole of training is
the best, He indicates in their disposition
ther future occupation. Do not write down
that child as dull because it may not be as
brilliant as your other children. or as those
of your neighbor. Some of the mightiest
men and wom-n of the centuries had a stupid
childhood. Thomas Aquinas was called at
school "the dumb ox," but afterward demon
strated his sanctifiel genius and was called
"the angel of the schools" andI "the eagle of
Brittany." Kindness and patience with a
child will conqueralmost anythinr, and they
are virtues so Christianlike that they are in
spiring to look at. John Wesley's kiss of a
child on the pulpit stairs turned Matthias
,ovce from a profligate into a flaming evan
The third error prevalent in the training
of children is the one-side' development of
either the phy.ical, intellectual or moral na
ture at the exnense of the others. Those, for
instance, greatly mistake who, while they are
faithful in the intellectual and moral culture
of children, forget the physical. The bright
eyes half quenched by night study, the
cramped chest that comes from toy much
bending over school desks.the weak si:le result
ing from sedentariness of habit, pale cheeks
an i the gaunt bodies of multitudes of chil
dred attest that physical development does
not always go along with intellectual and
moral. How do vou sunose all those treas
ures of liowieugs the chiii > et. will look
in a shattered casket? And how much will you
give for the wcaithicst cargo whcn it is put
into a leaky ship! How can that bright,
sharp blade of a child's attainments be
wielded without any hands: What are
brains worth without shoulders to carry
them: What is a child with magnificent
mind but an exhausted body? Better that a
young man of twenty-one do forth into the
world without knowing A from Z if he have
health of body and energy to push his way
through the world. than at twenty-one to
enter u:on active life, his head stuffe.1 with
Sorats and Ihcredotus, and Bacon, and La
Place, but no physical force to sustain him
in thie shook of eart hly' confli:ts. From this
infinite blunder of parents how nmany have
come out in life w ith a genius that could
have piled Ossa upon Pelio:x and
mounted noon thiem to scale the
heavens, anid yet have laid down
panting with physical exhaustion be
fore a mole-hilL. They who might have
thrilled senates and marshaled armies and
startled the world with the shock of their
scientific batteries, have passed their lives in
picking up prescriptions for indigestion.
They owned all the th und.erbolts of Jupiter,
but could not get o'it of their rocking chair
touse them. G3eorge Washington in early life
was a poor speller,and spelled hat h-a-double-t
and a ream of paper he speliled "rheam," but
he knew enough to spell out the independence
of this country froma foreign oppression. The
knowedge of the -schools is important, but
there are other things quite as important.
Just as great is the wrong done when the
mind is cultivated and the heart neglected.
The youth of this day are seldom denied any
sbolarly attainments. Our schools and
semmian~es are over growmng in elliciency,
and the students are conducted through all
the realms of philosoph', and art, and
larguage, and mnathemnaties. The most
hereditary obtuseness gives wvay before
the onslaught of adroit iustructors.
But there is a development of
infinite importance which mathematics and
the dead languages cannot affect. The more
mental power th more capacity for evil un
less coupled with religious restraint. You
riscover wvhat terrible power for ev il unsaae
tified genius possesses when you see Scaliger
with his scathing denunciations amsulting the
best men of his timne, .and Blount
and Spinoza and Eolingoroke lead
ing their hosts of followers unto
the all-consuming fires of sk:3pticismi and in
fidelity. Whether knowledge is a mighty
good or an unmitigate-1 evil depends entirely
upon which course it takes. The river roll
ig on between round banks makes all tho
valley laugh with golde'n wheat and rank
grass,. and catching hold the wheel of mill
and facto:-y. w'nirls it wvith great industries.
but, breaking away from restraints
and dashing over banks in red wrath,
it washes away harvests from their
moorings and makes the valleys shriek with
the catastrophe. Fire ir the furnace heats
the house or drives the steamer; but, uncon
trolled, warehouses go down in awful crash
beore it. and in a fe~w hours half a city will
lie in black ruin, walls and towers and
churches and monuments. You must accom
pany the education of the intellect with the
education of the heart, or you are rousing
up within your child an energy which will be
blasting and terrific. Better a wicked dunce
than a wicked philosopher.
The fourth error often committed in the
training of children is the supression of child
ish sportfulness The most triumphant death
of any child that I ever saw was that of Seo
vile Haynes McCollum. A few days before
that he was at my house in Syracuse, and he
ran like a deer add his halloo made the wood.s
echo. You could hear him coming a block off,
so full was he of romp and laughter and whistle
Don' put religion on your child as a straight
acket. Parents'after having for a good
many years been jostled about in the rough
world often lose their vivacity, and are as
tonished to see how their children can act so
thughtlessly of the earnest world about
theni. That is a cruel parent who quenches
any of the light in a child's soul. Instead of
arresting the sportfulness, go forth
and help him trundle the hoop, and
fy the, kite, and build the snow castle.
'hose shoulders are too little to
carry a burden, that brow is too young to
be wrinkled, those feet are too sprightly to
go along at a funeral pace. God tbless their
young hearts! Now is the time for them to
be sportful. Lot them romp and sing and
laugh, and go with a rush and
a hurrah. In this way they gather
up a surplus of energy for future
life. For the child that walks around with
a scowl, dragging his feet as though they
were weights and sitting down by the hour
in moping and grumbling, I prophecy a life
of utter inanition and discontent. Sooner
hush the robbins in the air till they are silent
asa bat, and lecture the frising lambs on
a -u~ 5-3On 01 p ne.q pn entsU15 eus~
structive to the children who must submit to
the process. You find children at nine and
ten years of age with school lessons
only aopropriate for children of fifteen.
If children are kept in school,
and studying from nine to three
o'clock, no home study except music ought to
be required of them. Six hours of study is
enough for any child. The rest of the day
ought to be devoted to recreation and pure
fun. But you cannot begin too early the
moral culture of a child or on too com
piete a scale. You can look back
upon your own life and remember
what mighty impressions were made
upon you at tire or six years of age. Oh,
that child does not sit so silent during your
conversation not to he influenced by it. You
say he does not understand. Although much of
your phraseology is beyond his grasp, he is
gathering up from your talk influences which
will effect his immortal destiny. From
the question he asks you long afterward
you tind he un-lerstood all about what
you were saying. You think the child does
not appreciate that beauniful cloud, but its
most delicate lines are reflected into the very
depths-of the youthful unature, and a score of
years from now you wie SC tute t o-hW O
that cloud in the tastes anti relneinents de
veloped. The song with which you sing
that child to sleep will echo through all
its life, and ring back from the very
arches of heaven. I think that often the first
seven years of a liild's life decides whether it
shall be irascible, waspish, rude, false, hypo
critical, or gentle, truthful, frank, obedient.
honest and Christian. The present generation
of men will pass off very much as they
are now. Although the Gospel is offered
them, the general rule is that drunk
ards die drunkards, thieves die thieves,
libertines die li.>ertines. Therefore to the
youth we turn. You fill the bushel measure
with good corn, and there will be no room for
husks. Glorious Alfred Cookman was con
verted at ten years of age. At Car
lisle, Pennsylvania, during the progress
of a religious meeting in the Methodist
Church, while many were keeling at the foot
of the altar, this bov knelt in a corner of the
chur'h all by himself au-l said: "Precious
Saviour, thou art savinz others, 0, wilt thou
not save me:" A Presbyterian elder knelt
beside him and led him into the light. En
throned Alfred Cookman! Tell me from the
skies, were you converted too early! But
I cannot hear his answer. It is
overpowered by the hosannahs of
the tens of thousands who were brought to
God through his ministry. Isaac Watts, the
great Christian poet, was converted at nine
years of age. Robert Hall, the great Baptist
evangelist, was convertedl at twelve years of
age. Jonathan Edwards, the greatest of
American logicians, was converted at seven
years of age.
Oh for one generation of holy men and
women. Shall it be the next? Fathers and
mothers, you, under God, are to decide
whether from your families shall go forth
co-ards, inebriates. counterfeiters, bias
phemers, and whether there shall be those
bearing your image and carrying your
name festering in the low haunts of vice.
and floundering in dissipation. and making
the midnight of their lives horrid
with a long howl of ruin: or whethe r
from your family altars shall come the
Christians, the reformers, the teachers. the
ministers of Christ, the comforters of the
troubled, the healers of the sick, the enacters
of good laws, the founders of charitable in
stitutions. and a great many who shall in the
humbler sphere of toil and usfulness serve
Good and the best interests o' the human rave.
You cannot as parents shirk the res:)onsi
bility. God has ciargel you with a mission,
and all the thrones of heaven are waiting t
see whether you will do your duty. W o
must not forget that it is not so much what
we teach our children as what we are in their
presence. We wish them to be better than
we are. but the probability is that th-y
will only be reproductions of our
own character. German literature has
much to say of the "spectr. of
Brocken." Among these mountains travelers
in certain cond.tions of the atmosphere see
themselves copied on a gig-intic scale in the
clouds, At first the travelers do not real'zo
that it is themselves ona larger seal?. When
they lift a hand or imor:e the head this mon
ster spectre does the alo:ne, :snd with such ea.
largement of prop:rt:ons that the scene is
most exciting, mind thon'das have gone to
that pla~e just to behi"ld ite spectra
of Brocken. The p:-obabilhty is that some of
our faults, which we considler smail and in
significant, if we do not put an end to them
will be copied on a larger s:'ale in the lives of
our children, and perha~l's cidated and exag
gerated into spe-::ral p.'opartions. Y ou note'
not go as far ott as the Blrockenx to see that
process. The first thing in importance in the
education of our children isto make ourselves,
by the grace of God. tit examples to be
copied. The day will conme whenx you must
confront that child, not in the church pew on
a calm Sabbath, but amid the consternuationl
of the rising dead, and the flyiug heavens,
and a burning world. From y'our side that
son or daughter, bxne of your bone, hear;
of your heart, the father's brow his
brow, the mother's eye his eye, shall
go forth to an eternal destiny. What
will be your joy if at last you hear their
feet in the same golden hiahway and hear
their voices in the same rap~turous song, il
lustrations, while the~ etercal ages last, of
what a faithful parent could, under God, ac
complish. I was reading of a mother who,
dying, had all her children about her, and
took each one of them by the hand, and asked
them to meet her in heaven, and with
tears and sohs such as those only know
who have stood by the deathbed of
a good old mother, they all promised.
But there was a young man of nineteen who
had 1:em very wild and reckless, and hard,
and proud, aid wrhen she took his handl she
said: "Ntny, my boy. I want you to promi~se
me before I die, that you will become a Chris
tian and neet mae in heaven." The young man
made no arnwer~for there was so much for him
to give up if he made and ket surh a pron~mse.
But the atedl mothe~r prat~e Iinm saving:
"You won'r~deny me that before I go, wvill you?
This partir~ must not be forever, Tie.1 me
now you w i I serve God and meet mue in the
lnd ~where there is no part ing " -Quaking
with emotion- he stooi. making up his mind
and halting a rnd hesitatinr, but at last his stub
bornness yieldted and he threw his arms around
his mothers ime~k and said: " Yes, mother:
I will, I will." And as he finished the last
word of hiis p.-onmise her spirit ascended. I
thank God tho, young man kept his promise.
Yes, he kept it. May God give all murers
and fathers the gladness of their chiliren's
For all who are trying to do their duty
as parents, I quote the trenmendous passage:
''"Train up a child in the way in which he
should go, and 'when he is old he will not de
part from it." If through good disciplinae
and prayer, and godly examnpe,
you are acting upon that chid,
y ou have the right to expect
him to grow up virtuous. And how many
tearsof joy you will shel when you see your
child honorable, and just, and truthful, and
Christian, and succesful-a hoy man
amid a world of dishonesty, a goolly
woman in a world of frivolous pr-eten
sion. When you conme to die they
will gather to bless your last hours.
They will puish back the whkie locks-~ on your
cold forehead and say: '- What a good father
he always was to x'e'" They will fold your
hands peacefully and say: "Dear mothefl
she s gne.Her roulesare nll over. Don't
Brussls lace is celebrated all over
the world, :uud we must not fail to visit
oine of the places where this beautiful
.ndt cost'v la ~e is made. Here we see
a nunimbe of women, very q;uiet, very
neatly udressed, and in some eases with
Sond 'rfully deifeate and soi:-looking
hands, although.' th'ev ure all pulaint
working-women.z Eamh is busy' fash
ioningt the delicato pattern of a piece
of lace, and it is said that each woman
has a patterni of her own, which she
always enakes, and wh'ieb, perhtaps, de-~
scenited fromt her mother and grand
mother. Somec of the women are
working on cusions, with pius and
bobbins, and sonie are u..ing needles
and the finest and most delicate thread.
We are told that this thread is all
made by hand, and it is so delicate
that it haes to be spun in damp cellars,
because in thte dry upper air it would
break before it is finished. There arc
old women in Urussels who have spent
nearly all their liv;es spunning ini cel
1 re.- Franik i:. Stwkton, in St.
AN old maid may; make her-self gen
erally useul, but an old bachelor is
geneally in everybody's way, unless
nn o nsnemthinfi. -.- Piiaturrii
TUE FOX AND THE LION.
H E Fox had
often heard of
the Lion and
read his name in
a list of menage
but never had
seen him. He
had seen his pi.
tre on circus
'posters, and had
even witnessed the performance of the
Lady of Lions at the theater, but he
had never had the pleasure of meeting
Monsieur Lion himself until one day
he came upon him accidentally in the
rIT IT THERE
The other animals had told him what
a terrible fellow the Lion was, but the
Fox had only laughed at them and said,
"What are yon giving us?" but when
he came to meet him face to face the
Fox was so terrified that he sa.k to
the earth speechless, nearly dying with
The se, ond time he met the Lion he
mustered up courage to look at him,
and the third time he stuck out his lit
tle paw and said, "Put it there, you big
brute!' and borrowed a chew of tobac
ca of him.
Moral-This is a Lion the face of it.
THE WOLVES AND THE SHEEP.
HE Wolves and
the Sheep had
long been at war
S. jwith each other,
i e /and it was car
ried on with
-L especially on the
part of the
harassed the poor Wolves in every
way conceivable. When once a vin
dictive Sheep gets after a Wolf there
doesn't seem to be any let up whatso
At last an armistice was agreed upon
w:th a view to peace, hostages to be
delivered on both sides, to make it
more binding. The Wolves, tired a'
most to death of being cheased about
by the Sheep, were willing to agree to
anything if they could be let alone.
They offered, provided the Sheep
would give up their dogs, which were
simply an annoyance, to let the SLep
take the same nuiber of young Wolves
as hostages in return, stip lating that
the young Wolves should be treated
tenderly, and allowe~l the same ad
vantages as the lambs were for getting
an education. This was agreed to, and
the exchange made.
The parting between the Wolves and
GRIIEF OF THlE YOLNG wOLvJ-5.
their offspring was of the most tender
and affectirng character. "Try and be
good now," the Wolves said, "and
mind everything the S5heep tell you.
Dont play in the streets nights, but
stav in and study your lessons."
.Sut as they 'saw their aff'cctionate
parents moving away each young whelp
began cryin g for its dam-not caring
one for the Sheep-whereupon tho
Wolves camne rushing back, declaring
that their children were being abused,
and the treaty was therefore broken.
Then they de-:oured thle Sheep, only
pasing at intervals to smack their mut
Moral-Whatever you do, try and
keep the Wolf from. your door.-fcxas
A .nw Si eies of IUee.
A very pleasant ev,-ninmg's amilusement
for a number of peopic might b'e se
cured by having a pronouncing be
conducted on the s-ae general primei
pies as a spelling bee. '[he words to
be pronounced shoel: he: seleet d bya
committee and writte up oni a b~lack
board in full view c-f the audience. So
iety in general ge ts alo:g very- well
with uncert-in spec lIn and~ there are
mauT smart men an ...; :1~ viho very
wise:v -rerain frm" ink. It realhy
ma/s in:: smpall di.-nre to society
at large how its; ii i ali r.wm'nbers
spl. Iy refra:i::g icou:' ink their
lapes in this respct~ are ::ot known,
but :t is a?bsolutely nuecessary' 10 know
how to speak correet.jy andi pronounce
words prop~erly. There are !nfry who
contnue to stumdbla over sneh small
bowlers as finance, ;asary, isyeel
et-. A cleverly arrawled pronount ing
bee would !urnish a great dleal of fun
and some~ money for s:nati chsr~tabie
A Dearth of 9 iv*es.
Mr. C. T. Lewis, of I:d an Head,
has devised a scheme by whi~ch he hopes
to break the wife ialnm:e which is pre
valing in the Northwest Basing his
pln on the opin ion of thue Recgina
L cadcr that it is not so much a la of
marriageabde young people fromt which
the .Northwes:. s sniferiv: ns a surplus
of young persons of 1 oth sexes u ho
have plighted their treh to chosen
ones in ths~ Eastern pro~ices or ini t'e
old land, lie suggests tlhat the racilwamy
companies should i:nne tickets to East
ern points on one side of which shiouhi
be stated the am~ount, laid therefor,
while on the reverse side .should be a
marriage certlleate. (ln the return
junyte ticket holder shows his
certiate, and if it be properly filled
in and signed and the bride on hand,
not necessarily for publication but as a
guaranty of good faith, the whole
amount paid for the ticket is to be re
She Wanted to Sieg
''Shall I sing~ for vou, Gceorge. some
simple ballad. dlear, attue :a-t th le death
less lovec we bear e-ach o:hl: 'h ask.1,
ind her mn:mneir iudicate-d how~ cr1 dly
she would do anything for George.-c
'Yes, sweetheart,' repliel Gceore,
in a low, sweet tone, "ing 'Darling,
T m errowing old."'
Odds and Ends.
r FRAixxxfl is reported to have said that
rich widows are the only second-haud goods
that sell at primo cost.
THE furnace-fire shines; we say it's the
lstoker's work. The sun shines; we d. not
say whose work that is. It is evidently the
effect of a cause, same as the other.
MANY girls would rather wear their
stockings with holes in than have them
darned, because when darned they are
men-ded, and girls prefer men alive.
"DoW'T be afraid to praise your servants
when they deserve it," remarks an ex
change; but the minute the husband tries
that on the hired girl she has to hunt for
JoAN or ARC successfully led an army
to victory. But did she ever go to a lienic
and not scream murder when a little grass
hopper jumped down her neck? History
is silent on this point.
SOMEBODY writes protesing tigainst
hats tl.st are turned up so as to look jaunty,
and says that he went to a funeral tLo
o'-her day and found his attention dis
tracted from the services by the jaunty
millinery worn by the ladies present.
biOTHER, pronouncing an encomium on
her daughter to a young sean who is paying
attentions to her: "She sings, plays on t:he
piano and on the h:arp, paints. understands
logic, crochet, botany, English, Italian,
and German, and, indeed, almost every
thing. And what are your accosnplish
mente?" "I have none." "What. not any?"
"Madam, I acknowledge that if we were re
duced to extremity, I believe that 1 should
know how to do the cooking."
A YOVNG lady broke off her engagement
with a suitor when a wealtLier lover ap
peared on the scene. She wrote to her o..d
lover requesting him to return her photo
graph. Here was a chance for revenge.
which he trok by sending her the follow
ing note: "I would gladly comply with
your request, but if I do it will s'oil my
whist deck. I have a collection of photo
graphs which I use for playing cards, and
I do not want to break it by giving away
the queen of diamond'<."
Two small' bos s at dowley, Mass.,
have been making money by catching
eels there frosty evenings. Armed with
a lantern and a pole they sought the
shallow brooks that empty into the
creek there. One toy with the pole
prodded the sides of the brook thorough
ly as be moved up stream. The other
boy, with a lantern, sta :ding some yards
above, crouched low over the water and
grabbed the eels, which, driven out by
the pole, swam up toward the light.
As, EnR Apollo touched th? tender lyre,
Evoking melody from its mute atrings.
So lie: the soi, its latent powers-wins
'hat bear it heavenward, when the holy fie
is breathed w-thin. awaketLin4 dear desiro ;
Abreath. froe from celestial wanderi:gs,
Sal icontent with finite limits brings,
And thriils us with an impulso to aspire.
Th':n to the quickened soul comes keen unre't.
That it would banish not, though half a pain,
Bearing some pains wee almost happiness;
Anon by hopes of high attainment blest,
And satisfaation sweet restored again.
Work, wait. and hope we on for froturo bliss.
Mrs. Mackay allows herself one hun
ired and four new gowns a var.
How often is the light of tiv, household
clouded by signs of melancholy or irritability
on the part of the ladies. Yet they are not to
be blamed, for they are the result of ailments
peculiar to that sex, which men know not of.
But the cause may be removed and joy restored
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The nasturtiumn came origially from
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The Greeks called butter bouturos-"cow
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