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"The Hills of the Lord."
BY WILLIAM C. GANNETT.
God plouxliod one day with mi citrtlKiiiako,
' Anil rtrovo Hls furrows ilecp I
The huddling plains upstarted,
Tlio hills woro all nlenp I
' Hut that is the mountain's secret, ,
Ago hidden in their lireust ;
" (Jod's peace is evei lasting"
Are tho dream-words of their rest.
Ho hath made tliom the haunt of beauty,
Tho homo elect of Ills grace ,
Ho spreadeth His mornings on them,
His sunsets light their face.
His thunders tread l: miislo
Of footfalls echoing long,
And carry ninjostio greeting.
Around tho silent tliroux
His winds bring messages to tliom
Wild btorin-nows from the main ?
Thoy Blng it down tho valloys
Iu the love-sonic of tho ruin.
Green tribes from far come trooping,
And ovor tho uplands flock :
Ho hath woven the zones togothor
As a robe for Uis risen rock. . ,
' - .
Thoy are nursorles for young rivers,
Nests for Ills flying cloud,
Homesteads for nuw-born races,
Masterful, free and proud.
Tlio people of tired cities
Come up to their shrines and pray ;
God freshens again within them,
As Ho passes by all day.
And, lo I I have caught their secret
The bounty deeper than all t
This faith that Life's hard moments,
When tlio Jarring sorrows befall.
Are but God ploughing His mountains ;
Anil those mountains yet shall be
Tho sourco of Ills grace and freslmees,
And His peace ovorlasting to mo.
BY UNCLE HARRY.
Come children, I've a story
all about how one kind action
was t he starting point of a truly
noblo soul, and you shall also
hear what came of it.
It was a bleak December
evening, anu all on hoard of the
"Dundee" had gone below. The
wind was blowing the spray
upon the sail, where it frozo, or
hung in icicles from the yards.
below all was commotion, for
the immigrant passengers were
talking about the New World to
which they were sailing. But
far in one corner, away from
the busy throng, Bat a young
lad weeping as though his lit-
tleheart would break. .
"Don't cry so Conrad. It
won't do you any good, for it is
all over now and we will soon
1 I 4i
ue on snore, uon t cry any
"Oil linf nil AlVa TW
reiumeu uoniad, "you never
had so much cause to cry."
"Yes, Conny, Iwas a little'girl
when my mother died."
"i)ut then you were at home.
And I haven't got any home
now. Father sold everything
that he might bring all he couldl
to America. I3ut he lost all he
ladlelt after he had bought our
"That is sad indeed, said the
Captain, who had been attracted
by Conrad's eager voice.
"Yes, and -when we were
only five days out father fell
sick of tho fever; then mother
"Don't cry so."
"There is hardly a voyage,"
said the "Captain, "that some
thing like this does not happen.
roor little fellow, when at sun
down we buried both his pa
rents, I could not help thinking
how I ran away from home,
and went to sea ; I have never
heard from father or mother
"Hark, what's that."
"A Light-house 1"
"A Light-house." "Land-
America," they all cry as
they crowd up the narrow
gangway, they pour out upon
the deck. Yes, there it is
gleaming through tho . haze.
Children, have you ever been
walking home at night and sud
denly seen a light in the win
dow of your homo. How quick
your heart beats and how you
... -i ft.
(iiucivfii your pace, eager w join
the family circle. Oh children
make your home happy; for
when you start out in life you
. . r
never lorget the joys of home,
Conrad had a pleasant home
among the Highlands of Scot
land ; but Lis father had boon
over persuadod to try his "luck"
in tho New World and- selling
all, set out -for New York
Conrad was left alone in his
grief, for eyory one elso had
rushed upon dpek, hilt his
thoughts were sweet, thinking
of liis mother and her last
words. "Bo true and dare to do
right." He was only twelvo
yoars old, but he well under
stood tho moaning of these
' Come, Conrad, take si)me of
my oranges, won't you," said a
"Yes," he answered, without
"Won't you come to my house
when you get on shore? I live
in New York."
"Perhaps ma'am, I will. lt6.
a big place and I don't know
anybody to tell me." So Miss
Carlton, for that was. the lady's
name, gave him her address,
and with a few kind words she
left him. Conrad soon fell
asleep. All was bustle and ex
citement when Conrad awoke
the next day. The ship was at
the wharf and the passengers
"Now," thought Conrad,; "I
must do something. , Although
I have no mother to guide- me,
I must r'!membeT and dare to
"Well Conny," said the Cap
tain, as (Jonrad came to bid him
good bye, "be a good boy and I
wish you luck. And here is a
dollar to start with."
"Thank you, sir."
"Your father had no baggage
"No sir, he thought to buy all
new when he got here." And
with this Conrad stepped for
the first time on the shore of
our glorious country.
llow the ever moving crowd
bewildered him. What could all
these people have to do. And as
he came to the more throng
ed streets he felt more lonely
than ever. Children, were you
ever alone, in a crowd and not
a familiar lace there? If so, you
know how lonely little Conrad
must have felt. Surrounded, yet
not a single mend.
As he stood in Canal street,
he saw some boys sweeping the
cross-walks. "There," thought
he, "I'll try that." And he ask
ed the boy to lend him one of
"Yes, I'll do it for half take."
"You give me half what you
get and you can have the
"All-right." And Conrad
went to work right hard, for the
street was dirty enough. By de
grees the pennies came in and
Conrad was happy. He had
noticed, as he swept across and
back, a young lad, leaning upon
crutches, apparently waiting for
an interval between the car
riages, long enough for him to
cross in safety. So crossing to
him, "Do you wish," inquired
Conrad "to go over the street?"
"Yes, but I cannot go fast
"Here, put your arms around
me and I will lend you my
cgs, my lad. bo saying, Con
rad, who though young was
strong, lifted the lad tenderly
and gently carried him. As he
crossed he looked up to heaven.
and as though his mother was
istening, he murmuiecl, "Is this
true, is this right, mother?"
When he arrived at the oth
er side, he found his partner, in
business in conversation with a
lady and he overheard.
"And don t you know Who
he is?" . '
"No marm, I doesn't. He'd
toll hissclf if you'd ask bim, I
spose." And the sweep ran
away alter the pennies.
The lady turned around and
to her surprise she found that
the noble hearted boy. was Con
"Why, Miss Carlton, I didn't
expect to see you."
"Conrad, when, your mother
way dying on board the ship, I
attended her and she told me
of you, and now I have soen it
Come with ma, I will put ' you
to school and if you try hard,
you will win a good position."
And, now dear children, he
did try and won a foremost po
sition at the bar. Just let me
say, never let an opportunrty go
by where you can do a good .ac
tion, for if seen of men you are
rewarded hero, but if unseen of
men it is written down and re
warded an hundred fold in the
If . rrs
A Minnesota youth struck his
horse with a gun to make; him
go, , The horse, threo' fingers
and the gun went off so quickly
that nobody felt quite compe
say which started
Digging Her Grave.
BY MINNIE E. RAY.
Every time you go home
drunk, you deepen the grave.
you are diggmg-for your wUe,
young man. Every 'time you
taste of ardent spirits, you snap
another heart string. Justjas
sure, if you were to cut hey
throat, and with greater cruel
ty, you are murdering the-- wife
you pretend to love. ; Killing
her by inches; torturing her
with more exquisite cruelty,than
the "Inquisitors" of other daVs
tormented their helpless vic
tims. Stay your hand, young mai ;
have mercy on your ;wife. ; If
vou are determined to Vet cle:V
of her, you had better, kill lrbk
af'ohce, than'torture lef loving
heart until it breaks. True the
law don't touch you as it is, she
is your slave because she loves
you. You can murder her by
inches ; that the license law al
lows but, oh, have mercy 1
Remember, you loved her
once, or said you did. Did you
win her heart; only to break it?
Ur aid you, even then, when
you were vowing to "love, cher
ish and protect," gloat in your
heart secretly, of how you
would slowly, but surely, kill
Stop, murderer, stop 1 Spare
her yet longer. She is young
and lile is dear to her. Ilemem
ber these little children spare
her to them. Her life will not
be very long the seeds of di
sease have been sown by your
cruelty, and sooner or later, will
carry off its victim.
Don't hasten her death by
drinking; spare her to her chil
dren. They love her, and they
need her; have mercy on them !
Let them not be witnesses
against you in that last day.
Give them no cause to be. Re
member, they owe their life to
you; be not the cause of their
Every day you continue in
your present course, you deep
en the grave of your wife. It
will not take much more . to
make it ready; and you have
nearly prepared her for it. (
May God forgive you, young
man, and make you sensible of
your error, ere it is too late.
Remember the vows you made,
love her, to cherish and pro
tect. Make the remaining
years ot her life happier than
the past have ever been.
Show her that you do love
her, even better than you do
the serpent that charms in the
glass. Be a man once more, a
good husband, a tender father,
ana when the grave does close
over the form of her, who has
never, even in your worst mo
ments, ceased to love and care
for you you will have the
pleasant consciousness of feel
ing, that at last you had been
true to your vows. Friend of
What is Music? It is an art
founded within the nature and be
ing of man. It is tho language
the heart, which reveals in
euphonious sounds the beauties
the soul. It is tho whis
per of tho emotions, whose
breath is tho revelation of the sen
timental in tho life of man, freed
from casulity and objectivity
through the medium of sounds,
Music, therefore, is the analagous
expression of tho soul itself.
Tho law? for the development of
the soul's emotions are also the
laws of musical composition, The
material for sound furnished by
the mechanism, which is regulated
by physical laws. But this mate
rial only is not muBic, although it is
in the garment in which she is
dressed. In the recesses of tho hu
man soul, the emotions, sentiments
and passions form themselves into
tho ideals, which the artist has sim
ply to copy. The peculiarity of the
feeling hi the heart of different men
gives undividuality to a composi
tion, marks it as the fruit of this or
that man, but always traces it back
to the lifo of the soul.
Dr. Hall tens tho story of a
Scotchman who sung most piously
, "Were tho whole renlm or noture mluo.
1 hut wore a present far too unall,"
and all through the singing was
fumbling in his pocket to make sure
of the smallest piece of silver for the
contribution box.-ZiorCi Herald.
Boston has 1,310 cows within its
OPPOSED TO UNION.
How strange that among the en
emies of Christian Union there
should be found ministers of tho
Gospel! Is sectarian prejudice so
blinding in its influence? Or is tho
doctrine of Christian Union a myth,
or a mere hobby with -which to as
sist in building up another new
party claiming public patronage?
What are the objects that fire urg'
ed against a union among all true
christians? Let us see if they will
Ob. 1. "Divisions are necessary
to keep the Church pure; hence a
union would be unwise." To
strengthen' this argument we are
told that in religion as in politics,
parties are necessary to preserve
tho purity of the body. The objec
tor forgets that the political parfjies
live unatr- tne -same government,
and if the argument has any force,
the religious parties ought to be in
tho same church under the same
government. But the promises are
a iherc assumption, and contrary to
matter of fact. Corrections both
doctrinal and governmental, do ex
ist in most, if not all of the churches,
and are pointed to by every sect in
vindication of its own course. Cor
ruptions of some sort , are the cause
of tho divisions. And certainly it
is not reasonable to expect that the
effect will destroy the cause. Go d
in- his all wise providence may and
often does, bring good out of evil,
but tha) the evil can thereby be
justified: is very incorrect.
Ob. 2, "Sectarian divisions gen
der and foster zeal; therefore a
union would he injuri-
The leal gendered and fostered
by sectarian divisions is not chris
tion bk sectarian. Like always
begets- its like; and the stream can
not rise higher than the fountain.
Christian zeal springs from love to
God and love to man, and is the
natural off spring of sympathy with
the Savior in his great work of re
deeming grace. But this is mereiy
a zeal for numbers, a zeal for party.
It would, and docs crown the
church with unconverted men. It
Converts the pulpit into a partisan
rostrum; and hides Christ behind
party trappings. This is the
strango fire which men would offer
on God's altar; this is the base me
tal with which men would counter
fit heaven's currency. If divisions
are the cause of this vile, forbideu
thing.every honest man ought to de
cry them until these counterfeiting
abodes have no more an existence
and the genuine, legalized currency
of heaven with God's own impress
is tho only circulating medium in
Ob. 3. "The present divided
state of the church is better adapt
ed to the various and conflicting
views of the masses, and is better
calculated to win them to tho ser
vice of God." If this be correct,
then as the Christian Union seems
so well adapted to the masses, the
objector ought to give up all oppo
sition, lest he bo found to light
against God. Men can be reached
by it who cannot otherwise be
reached, therefore let no man who
fears God daro to oppose the move
ment. But is tho objector sincere?
Would he not himself do the very
thing to which he objects? Yes ! in
his inmost soul he desires a union
of all Christians; only he wants it
on his own sectarian platform.
lie wishes all to unite with his
own party. Away with such cant
ing hypocrisy 1
Ob. 4. "But if all were united
now, a man with half a brain can
see that they would soon be divi
And what then? must we not
build God's beautiful and heaven
ordained temple after the pattern
given us in his own word; but erect,
after our own foolish fancy, a wil
derness of religious wigwams, least
tho devil through the agency of
wicked or misguided men should
mar its symotry or deface its glory?
Because the enemy may sow tares
in the gospel field, must wo stay our
band and act tho part of obscquiu
ous slaves? On the same principle
man ought never to have been cre
ated; and no efforts should be made
to save sinners. Tho authors of
such divisions, when they do occur,
are the guilty party and, shall he
judgodof Qqd; while his faithful
people shall bo rewarded for their
fidelity. The only question for good
men to decide is, what do tho scrip
tures toach on this point? What
is the will of God as revealed in his
word? To the prosecution of that
work wo must apply ourselves
though objections bo in number as
autumnal leaves, or rise in opposing
magnitude as Alpine heights. Duty
is ours; events are God's. To tho
last question, attention will be giv
en at a future time.
Lost in Mount Vesuvius.
Lost in Mount Vesuvius. Entering the Crater of a Volcano and
Disappearing Forever—The Cost of
Exploring the Recesses of a Burning
Naples, Feb. 8. In Soptember
last, two tourists, an Englishman
and an American, obstinately dis
regarding the entreaties of their
guides, insisted upon being lowered
dowri into the dark caverns imme
diately under tho orifice of tho cra
ter of Mount Vesuvius, and those
daring tourists have not yet been
heard of. When the news reached
Naples that city was filled with hor
ror, and for weeks succeeding the
disaster few tourists ventured to the
summit of tho burning mountain
Fashionable adventurers, for whom
the icy heights of the Matterhorn or
Mount Blanc had no deterring aw
fulness of horror, winded at tho Wea
of approaching the S w.h of VfOU'
vius, after it had so mysteriously
become tho impromptu tomb of two
young men who had not the least
misgiving about their doom.
Recently a similar calamity oc
curred, and almost under the same
circumstances. Tho victims in this
instance was Jean Le Mieux, Bel
gium, Louis Schmidt of Borne,
Switzerland. They were remaining
at a respectable locando or beard
ing house on the Chija, when a par
ty was formed to make tho ascent
together, and it is strango that on
the morning of the night when
they started for Resina, (a village
at the foot of Mount Vesuvius
where horses, sfjaffs and guides are
procured), Schmidt received a let
ter from his sister at Genoa, in
which she stated that it would not
reach Naples long in advance of
herself. Schmidt therefore begged
his companions to release him from
his promise to start for Resina that
night, but as ho had projected the
excursion they insisted upon his
going. Schmidt, after making ar
rangements with his landlady for
the reception of his sister, started
with his companions on Tuesday
night for Vesuvius. They left Re
sina at one in the morning so that
they might reach tho base of the
crater in timo to witness the rising
of the sun above the' peaks of the
surrounding Alps and Apennines.
Having reached the end of their
romantic journey tho summit of
the volcano everything was quiet
as upon some secluded rustic hill,
and Le Micux called upon any of
the party to join hiin ingoing down
the crater. Tho guides aVe always
provided with ropes, either for that
purpose or for assisting lumbersome
travelers up tho last portion of the
steep ascent. Schmidt agreed ac
companying Le Mieux, and spite of
the remonstrance of their guides
each took hold of a loop and swung
himself over the gloomy void
whence issued the tremendous show
ers oi ashes and streams of lava
which buried in a single night the
famous cities of Pompeii and Hcr-
culaneum. Tho guides cautiously
lowered them down until the rash
adventurers announced that they
were standing on firm ground. Tho
guides' last warning to them was
not to venture inward. A call from
ono of the tourists above was an
swered with a faint, hollow "Va
bene" (all right,) from tho head
strong explorers of tho mysteries
of the burning mountain.
Whether they were smothered
with fumes of oil sulpher, or miss
ing a step, were hurled into the un
known abyss of the volcano, nobody
on earth will ever know. Contrary
to the advice of the practised guides
they let go the looped ropes and
ventured into the fatal darkness
of the orator's recesses. The tour
ists above cried out Impatiently and
in vain, but no response came after
the first and only "Fa bene." The
guides and the friends of the un-
fortunato ones remained until near
sun down, when all hopes of their
re-appearance was abandoned. The
guides were lowered down repeated
ly, and several of tho excursionists
went as far as tho ropes would al
low in search of their fatally ven
turous comrades. This is a third
instance of a disaster of this nature
within the past ten years. JV. T.
A shark eleven feet in length was
recently presented to tho Dundee
Musoum. On being openod, for the
purpose of stuffing, It was found to
contain the remains of a variety of
fish, a woman's bonnet, and a soda
water bottle, in which was a note
conveying some interesting intelli
gonco in a lady's handwriting.
Tns intellect of tho Empress Car
lotta is said to bo becoming clearer
as she draws daily nearer to death.
A Colobado letter reports that
immigratblLi has set in much earlier
and itrongor this year than laBt., ,
What Liquor Does.
How frightful a sight wo have
here. Have you ever seen anything
like it? Some of you,' no doubt,
have. That man lying on the road
side is a drunkard. Seel he Is
tightly holding in his arms a Jug of
liquor. He cares not for his repu
tation, for his wife and little ones at
home. If he has enough liquor te
drink he is satisfied. Isn't it a
fearful sight to see men deliberately
ruin themselves? Can nothing be
done to stop it?
We fear there is little hope to re
form those who are bound hand
and foot by the demon of intemper
ance; but we can teach those who
are yet free from his grasp to avoid
tho wine-cup. "Touch not, taste
not, handle not," is a good . motto
for all Boys and girls, will you en
list in the tcmperancccause, and, re
solve to fight against liquor ins long
as you live? If any young man is
willing to sacrifice friends, home,
heath, reputatjon, and a Christian
life of usefulness, and become a
reeling, drunken, ruined wreck of a
man, then let him begin by dinking
"only occasionally," and soon he
will bo in the broad road to a drun k
ard's grave. "Ye cannot servo
God an Mammon." is the language of
tho Bible; aad you cannot drink
liquor without endangering your
hopes for a life of usefulness.
Home Conversation. Children
hunger perpetually for new .ideas.
They will learn with pleasure from
the lips of parents what they deem
it drudgery to study in books; and
even if they have the misfortune to
be deprived of many educational
advantages, they will grow up in
telligent if they enjoy in childhood
tho privilege of listening daily to
tho conversation of intelligent peo
ple. We sometimes see parents
who are the life of every company
which they enter, dull, silent and
uninteresting at home amongst their
children. If they have not mental
activity and mental stores suffi
ciently for both, let them first use
what they have for their own house-1
hold. A silent house is a dull nlace
for young people, a place from which
they will escape if they can. How
much useful information, on the
other hand, is often given in pleas
ant family conversation, and what
unconscious but excellent montal
training in lively social argument
Cultivate to the utmost all tho gra
ces of homo conversation.
The shadows of the mind are
like those of the body. In the
morning of life they all lie behind
us; at noon, we trample them un
der 'foot, and in tho evening they
stretch long, broad and deepening
before us. Are, not, then, tho sor
rows of childhood as dark as those
of age? Are not tho morning shad
ows of lifo as deep and broad as
those of evening? Yes, but morning
shadows soon fade away, while
those of evening reach forward and
mingle with tho coming darkness.
Man is begotten in delight and born
in pain; and in these aro the rap
ture and labor of his lifo foreshad
owed from the beginning. But the
life of man upon this! fair earth is
made up, for the most part, of little
pains and little pleasures. The
great wonder flowera bloom but
onco in a life time. Hyperion.
Saunas Valley, Cal., raised 15,
000 sacks of mustard seed last year.
The newest feature of the strikes
in New York is a declaration on
tho part of the Employers' Associa
tion of tho farniture trade, pledging
themselves to tho enforcement of
tho ten-hour rule. About one hun
dred manufacturing firms aro said
to bo connected with the associa
tion, while the number of men em
ployed is estimated at from six to
Tub best thing to give your ene
my is forgiveness; to your opponent
tolerance; to a friend, your heart;
to your child, a good example; to a
father, deference; to your mother,
conduct that will make her glad; to
yourself, respect; to all men, chari
ty; to God, obedience.
General Uhlrich, who command
ed at Strasbourg during tho Franco
Gorman war, has retired from the
French army after Afty-three years'
service. ! ; '
Petitions are circulating in Phil
adelphla for. tho t appointment of
womon as Inspectors of the women's
department of prisons.
' -.. ,,
Columbus, Ga., has begun tho
manufacture of ice and will eontiu
no it throughout the year.
TTMe BiMiiii 'i
,.Tius chief cugincer of Ut'ica Iiub
invented a nozzle to throw a stream
around n corner.'
How Speak to Children.
It is usual to attempt tha mad
agement of children either Ihy cor
poreal punishment, or by reVArda
addressed to the senses, and , by
words alone. There is one other
means of government, the power
and importance of which aro sel
dom regarded I refer to the hu
man voice. A Wow may bo in
flicted on a child, accompanied with
words so uttered as to counteract
entirely its intended effect; or tho .
parent may use language quite ob
jectionable in itself, yet spoken in
a tone which more than defeats its
influence. What is it which lulls
the infant to repose ? Is it ' an ar
ray of mere words? There' is no
charm to tho untaught one, in let
ters, syllables and sentences) . It is
the sound which strikes its little
ear that sooths and composes it to
sleep. A few notes, however un
skillfully arranged, if uttered in a
soft tone, are found to possess a
magic influence. Think we that
this influence is confined to the
cradle? No; it is diffused over ev-
ery age, and ceases not while the
child remains under the parental
roof. Is the bov growing ' rude in
manner and boistous in speech? I
know no instrument so sure to con
trol these tendencies as the gentle
tones of a mother. She who speaks
to her son harshly does but give to
his conduct the sancton of her own
example. She pours oil on the al
ready raging flame. In the pres
ence of duty, we are liable to speak
harshly to chUdren. Perhaps a
threat is expressed in a loud and
irritating tone; instead of allaying
the passions of the child, it serves
directly to increase them. ; Kveiy
fretful expression awakens ( in it
the same spirit which produced it,
So does a pleasant voice .call up
agreeable feelings. Whatever dis
position, therefore, we would en
courage in a child, the same we
should manifest in the tone in which
we address it
Mental Recreation. Mental di
version, mental exhilaration, men
tal release from the cares and busi
ness and worries of life, are not only
essential to healthful thought tad .
healthy condition of the mind, but
they materially promote bodily vig
or and physical well being. Amuse
ments should more largely enter
into American family lifo than they
now do; it is tho absence of it to
too great an extent, which leads to
many social evils, to many habits
and practices which ruin the health
and the morals of our sons and
daughters in a great mauy cases. If
boys and girls from fifteen and up
wards do not find amusements at
home, especially during tho long
winter evenings, they sigh for pla
ces where exhilaration can be found ;
the sons for the street tho daugh
ters for the dance, for the theatre,
for visiting those of their associates
whose homes are more lively, t
Young people cannot be expected
to have books and newspapers al
ways in their hands, or sit demure
ly, by the family fireside .by the
hour, in hemming, stitching and
knitting. Games and
should be more freely introduced
Into our families; there should be
more off-hand visiting, of informal
calls, where ono neighbor can drop
into another neighbor's house after
dark, and spend an hour or two in
unrestrained social nights in tvery
week; thus giving air, exercise and
recreation. Halts Journal of
A Word to Girls. The woman
who is indifferent to her looks is
no true woman. God meant wbman
to be attractive, to loot well, to
please, and it is ono of her duties to
carry out this intention of hcr; Ma
ker. But that dress is to do all,
and tolsufllce, is more than, wo can
bo brought to believe. Just' be
cause we do love to see girW look
well, as well as live to pome ; pur
pose, we would urgo upon them such
a course of reading and study as
will confer such as no Modiste caa
supply. A well known author' once
wrote a pretty essay oil thtf power
of education to beautify--that it ab
solutely chiseled tho features; that
he had seen many a clumsy noso
and thick pair of lips so rmodifletl
by thought awakened and active
sontiincut as to be. unrecognizable.
And ho put it on that grouud that
we so often see people, homoly and
unattractive in youth, bloom In
middle lifo into a softened Indian
summer of good looks and mellow
tones, ' 1 ' ' ' '"
The Eureka mine in Plmms
county, Cal., is hsscssml fortava-
Hion at $1,000,000 n lnrgn- oum
' than nny ether mlno In the Btato.