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B1 OF GO0D ORIER,
Though tangled hard life's knot may be,
And wearily we rue it,
The silent touch of Sather Time
Some day will sure undb it.
Then, darling, wait;
Nothifg is latis
In the light that sinues forever.
We faint at heart, a friend is gone;
We Obafe at the world's harsh drilling I
We tremble at sorrows on every side, I
At the asyrlkd ways of killing,
Yet 8ay we all,
If a sparrow fall,
The Lord keepeth count forever.
He keepeth count. We come, we go.
We speculato. toll and falter;
But the measure to each of weal and woe
God only can give or alter.
He sendeth light,
He seideth night,
And change goes on forever.
Why not take life with oheerful trust,
With faith in the strength of weakness P
The slenderest daisy rears its ht ad
With courage, yet with meekness.
A sunny face
Hatti holy g ace,
To woo.%ie sun fotover.
Forever and ever, my darling, yes
Goodness and love are undying ;
Only the troubles and cares of earth
Are winged from the first for flying.
Our way we plough
In the furrow "now "
But after the tilling and growing she sheaf;
Soli for the root, but the sun for tae leaf
And God keep.eth watch forever.
In A Mud Puddle.
"Uncle, may I ride Milo ?' I said, one
bright June morning, as Ie sat at the break
"[tide Milol" said he.
"'Yes,"said I. "It's such 4 flro day."
"But he'll thow you " said ray uncle.
"rhrow meI" and I laughed merrily
anti incredulously. "Say yes,-dear uncle."
I continued, coaxingly; "There's no fear,
and I am dying for a canter."
"You'll die on a canter, then," lie re- I
torted, with his grim wit, "for he'll break t
your neck. The horse has only been rid- c
den three tines-twice by myself, and
once by Joe."
"But you've often said I was a better
rider than Joe." Joe was the stable-bqy.
"That's a good uncle, now do." And P
threw my armi about his ncdk and kissed I
I knew by experience that when I did 1
this I general carried the day. My uncle
tried -to look stern, but I saw lie was re
lenting. Ile made a last effort to deny
"Why not take Dobbin ?" said lie.
"Dobbin I" I cried ; "old snail-paced
Dobbin, on such a morning as this I One I
might as well ride a rocking-horse at c
"Well, well," said Ire, "if I must, I
must. You'll tease the life out of me If
I don't let you have your own way. 1
wish you'd get - a husband, you minxi
You're gro*ing beyond my control."
"Hluimph l-a husband I Well, since you
. say so, I'll begin tQ look out for one to- I
"He'll soon repent of his bargain," said I
my uncle ; but his smile belied his words.
* . "You're as short as plc-crust if you can't
have your own way. There," seeing I was I
about to speak, "go and get reasdy, while
I tell Joe to saddle Milo. You'll set the I
house afire if [ dion't send you off."r
Mio was soon at the door-a gay nmet
ilesome colt, that laid hits ears back as I
mounted, and gave me a vicious look that 1
did not quite like.
"'Take care," said my uncmle. "It's not
too late yet to g,g t up."
I was puptIed,. y
"I petVUr gave up an ything," I said.
"Not even ihe finding of a husband,
"No," said I. "I'll ride downu to the 1
poorhouse aaid ask .aid T1ony, the octoge- I
narlan pauper, to have .me ; and you'll be I
forced to hire Polly Wilkes to cook your I
And as I sid this my eyes twinkled
mischIevously ; for uncle was'an old bach
elor, who detested all strange women, and I
I ad ain especial aversion to Polly WIlkes, a
* sour old maid of forty..seven, b,ecause yecars
ago she had plotted to entrap him Into ma- I
trimnony. Before ho could reply I gave
Mlb his head..
John Gilpin, we are told, went faat, but
I went faster. It was not long before the1
colt had it all his own way. At Airst 1I
tried to check lis speed, but lie got the bit
in his mouth, and all I could do was to hold '
on, and trust to tiring himt out. Trees,
fences end houses went by like wild pigeons
on the wing. As long as the road was
clearwo did well enough, but suddenly
coming to an old oak tree that started out
spectre-like fromi the edge of a wood, Milo
shied, twisted half round, and planted his
foroeot stubbornly in the ground. I did
not know I was falling till I feat myself in
a mud-lHole, which lay at ono side of the
Helre was a fine end to my boastedI
horsemanshiip I But as the mud was' soft
I was not hurt, and the ludicrous spectacle
I presented soon got the upper hand of my
"A fine chance I have of finding a hus
band in thth condition," I said to myself,
recallink my jes) with my uncle. ".If I
t o4ld tind somie mud dry now, and pass
myself off for a mud nymph, 1 ight have4
a chance," ahd I began to pick myself up.
"Shall I help you, miss?" suddenly sai
- ~~ rich, manly voie;
1 looked tip and aM a 'young mian, the
suppressed merrineitt of whose bright eyes
irought the blood to my cheeks and niade
ne for an instant. ashamed and angry. But
in glancing again at my dress I could not
ielp laughing In spite of myself. I stood
a the mud at least six inches above the
ops of my shoes. My riding skirt was
lastered all over, so that it was aiiost
npossible to tell of what it was made. My
iauds -and aris were mud to the elbows,
or I had instiuctively extended them as I
ell in order to break the fall.
The young mian as lie spoke, turned to
le neighboring fence, and taking the top
,all, he placed it across the puddle; thon,
iutting his arm around~my waist, he liUed
i out, thought not without leaving my
hoes behind. While lie was fishing these
ut, which lie began immediately to (o, I
tole behind the ernornous oak to hide ny
olushing face and scrap'i the mud from my
"Pray let ine see you honie," he said.
'If you will mount again I'll lead the colt,
aid there will be io chatice of his repeat.
ug his trick.
I could not answer for sine, but when
n the saddle murmured something about
'not troublina hin."
"It's no trouble not the least," he re_
led, standing hat in hand like a knight
nvaher, and still retaining lils hold on the
)ridle; "and I can't really let you go
Lone, for the colt is as vicious as he can
ie to-day. Look at his ears, and his red
yes I I saw you coming down the road,
nd expected you to be thrown every min
'e till I saw how well you rode. Nor
vould it have happened It he had not
vheeled and stopped, like a trick horse in a
ir i "
I cannot tell how soothing was this grace
ul way of excusing my mishap. I stole a
lance under my eyelids at the speaker,
ad saw that lie was very handsome and
entlemanly, and apparently about six-and
wenty, or several years older than my
I had hoped that uncle wduld be out in
lie fields overlooking the men: but as we
ntered the gate I saw him sitting, pr,vok-.
agly, at the open window; and by the
ine I had sprung to the ground he came
it, his eyes brimful of mischief. I did
tot dare to stop, but turning to my escort,
aid, "My uncle, sir; won't you walk in?"
,nd then rushed up stairs.
In about half an hour, just I had dressed,
here was a knock at my door-mny uncle's
:nock; I could not but open. le was
aughing a low, silent laugh, his portly
ody shaking all over with suppressed nerl
"Ah I ready at last," he said. "I began
o deapair--of you, you were so long, and
aie to histen you. He's waiting in the
arlor still," lie said, in a nialicious w,hhs
lcr. "You have my consent, for I like
Aim very well; only who'd have thought
'f ilnding a husband in a mud puddle?"
I slipped past my tormentor, preferring
i race even my escort than to run the
;auntlet of niy uncle's wit, and was' saon
tannering ny thanks to Mr. Templeton
-for as such my uncle, who followed me
own, intrnduced him.
To make short of what else would be a
>ng story, what was said in jest turned
it, to be in earnest; for in less than six
ionths I became Mrs. Templeton. How
all came about I hardly know, hit I cer
ainly did( find a husband on thai day.
larry, for that Is the name by which I
all Mr. T'empleton, says that I enitered the
he parlor so tranormedh, by my light blue
mulln floating about mie so like a cloud=
rreath, my curls playing such hide-and
cok about mny face, I,hat, not expecting
uchi aii applarition, lie lost lis heart at
ace. He adds-for lie knows how to
onmpliment as well as ever-that my gay,
iitelligent talk, sq dlifferent from the do.
mrrre miss lie had expected, completed the
Harry was the son of an old1 neIghbor,
'ho h1ad beeni abroad for three years, andI
efore that had been at college, so that I
ad( inevcr seen hinm; but uncle remembilered
imi at onice, and inis!ated on lis staying un
III camnedown, though harry, fio.n dleli
sey, would have left after he iuiquired
bou, my health. My uncle was one of
lose who will not be. put off, and so Harry
enained-Zs"the luckiest thing," he says,
'he ever did."
Milo ha now my favorlte steed, for Harry
roke him for me, and we are happy as the
ay is long, uncle Included ; for uncle In
isted on our living wIth mim,' and I told
im at last I would consent, "If only to
eep Polly Wilkes, from cooking his din
er." 'To which he answered, looking at
larry, "You see what a-spitfire it is; and
~ou may blets your stars If' you don't rue
le clay she went out to finad a husband.'
'rdbably the oldest timber in the world
vhiich hia0 been subjected to thie'ine of
inn is that found in the ancient temples
f Egypat in connection with the stonework
'chsknwn to be at least four thous
Lad years old. This, the only Wvood usec.
n the consti uction of the temple, Is in the
arm of t,ies, holding the end of one stone
, another at its proper surface. When
.wo blocks were laid in place0. an excava
ion about an inch deep was made in e'.ci
aloc2k, into which a tie shaped like an hour
claas.was driven. It Is therefore very dif
icult to force any stone from its position.
'hie ties appear to have been of the tamar
ak or shittemn wood, of which the ark was
Onstructed, a sacred tree in ancient Fgypt
nad now very rarely found in the valley of
lie Nile. -The dove-tailed ties are just as
mund now, as oni the day of their insertion.
Ulthough fuel is~extremely scarce ,in. the
aountry, these bits of wood are not. large
nough to make it an object with the
h-rabs to heave off layer after layer to ob
sin them. Had .they lbeen of bronze, half
he old temples *dui hve been destroyed
lears ago, so precious woWtd titey havd
ecen for varIous purposes.
Simavinig Cil-uig' toi
The other day a tall young man, dressed e
in a tight fltting, long-tailed hooad-cloth Cal
coat, with pants to match, slood up in
Judge Venison's court, at St. Louls. and If
argued a case for a client In a logical kind
of way. The law3 era who sat around were n
inciind to smile at the efforts of the young bu
man to swing the jury, but he pail atten- an
tionto'no one. His rather long legs and tII
armus lie kept moving as he made a clear po
analytical statement of the facts In thecase, tal
while to give color and effect to his re- mil
iai'ks, he hold the right finger of the right Bil
hand extended at times pointing it at his AV
client and then at parties on the other side. in
There was something about the young man so
that attracted the attention of an old court it,
attendant who ventmed to ask who he s
wis. - at
A lawyer old in the business and, like o
too many eager to run down the effort of a 1in
new aspirant for legal honors, said: "That M_
fellow? Why he's a barber. iIe works WC
In a shop down on the cormer of Sixth and wl
Wath street." w
A man who happened to hear this state- jw
inent, upon the firat opportunity asked the dit
youug attorney described above if lie really oi
was a barber. Ills answer was as direct as ti
his speech to the jury. It was in the li1
words of Burns, and was something about 1.
a nuna for all that.
"You're a barber and yet practicing law, tt
how comes that?"
"I'll tell you," the young man said. pit
"I have studied law for three years. But of
when I began I was very poor and had a gr
young wife to care for and had to work no
and study too. I learned to shave people
when I was 9 Ioy, and the la't three years
I have done work in a barber shop on Sat
urdAy nights and Sundays." st
"What did you do during the week?" H(
interrupted the man. u
"I got a lot of bills to collect for several
par-ties, and I used what spare time I had th
in trying to collect them. I made a little ha
money in that way, but it was hard work,
I tell you."
"If you worked like this, what time did
you get to study"
46I studkd at night, reading sometimes
uptil way in the morning.
"il this your first case ?"
"Oh, .no. Since I have been reading
law I have appeared in thirty-five cases and ar
won all of them but one. Of course, none an
of them'were important cases, and nearly rf
all of them were in justice of the peace or ro
police courts." qu
"I suppose your brother lawyers often 1o1
laugh at, you for practicing the law and the
tonsoril profession at the sane Litne?" as]
"They do. They laugh at me all the
time. Didn't you notice them laughing
this moining?" I did; I notice everything
that's going on. But their laughing doesn't, st
bother in in the least. I work at the su
barber's tra'de still and its an honest calling
I aim not ashamed to acknowledge it.
beveral young frionds of mife have advised
me to give up the barber business but I as
can't afford it just yet. I did quit collect
lug sonie time ago, and in a little while
I'll quit shaving people's faces and do noth
Ing but shave clients." _ s
The young man hails from San Antonio, a
Tie Gunngrr's Dattiiter.
That the custom of flogging 'midship- wE
men once prevailed In the British navy is no0
an indubitable fact. The offending "reefer" 1A
was taken to the forward gun, tied over iot
the breech, spread eagle fashion, and the an,
flagellation adminilstered. This practice loi
never existed in the United States navy, an
although we copied, in Its earlier day, we
nuch that was objectionable from tie sJ
English service; such as rudeness to infer
iors mast-heading and even striking the WE
younger officers; but, I an rlad to say, ed
few instances of the latter outrage are mn eV
The "yarn" which I am abo,iL to spin is
of rather an amusing nat,ure, and relates to
thme personal experience of one of miy oki
fellow "mniddies," wich was not very dif
ferent fronm the pleasant p)ractice alluded
to. A number of years ago-never milnd G
how many, as at least, one of the part,ies is ro
still alive-whiile several 'mlidshipmiein were b
enjoying themselves socially at a tavern at t
Norfolk, Va., one of them, Pat M--, h
took offense at sonme-remark by a little ho
lame fellow who was captain's, or purser'sw
clerk, I forget which, ndi threatenedi to
throw him down stairs.a
"0, noe: you wo.n't (10 that, Pat," said fr<
Jack N,-.. r
"'Yes I will, too," replied the irate reefer
making a hostile demionstration. . to
"Stop, Pat," exclahned Jack, wvho was i
a noble creature, as brave as lhe was gener- ta
ouik, "let ine talk to you ; the act would (1oI
you lie credit, lie is smanll and lame. Letr
us take a dIrink and pass it over.",r
"No, sir; I will not. What business < f
yours is it anyhow ? Perhaps you wish to t
take lisa place?" vocIferated Pat.
"I only wIsh to prevent you from domngtl
a veiny ft o'ishi and utngentlemanly act whic leh
you wou.d be sorry for afterwai-ds," anidi
"No, sir," exclainied Pat, growing hot- al
ter every mmulitie. ''I will throw him ti
down stairs, unless you wish to take his bu
There was a perceptible sneer In the f
latter part of this remark whick arousedhi
the slumborilag lion In Jack N-. ti
"Very well, sir," lie said sternly, draw b
ing himself uip to his full height before tihe
other, "let the lmei~ boy alone and consider
me in his place; now, heave ahead."
Pat was bravo; lie p)roved it in tihe late
C1onfederate service (luring one of the
hardest fought battles of the war ; buit the (10
sItuation was char1ged ; there was a great old
- difference between Tommy J-- and Jack
N--. Still lhe was defied and it behooved ai
him to act promptly.
"No, sir," lie replied; "I shall send you. Ii<
a message." cst
"All right, old boy," was the cheerful .
Of course every one knew what this toi
meant. lSeconds were quietly choseni and, no
not to mar, the festivities, further arrange
ments were deferred until the next^day. str
Blakely C .-, onte of the most gentlemanly to,
oficers of his day, was Jack's seconid and ti
promptly at, the hour next morning ho was an
with his principal, in a privAte parlor of set
the hotel to await Pat s representative.
After a considerable slelay the latter ar- ok
rived and sent up his card. I have forgot. of
ten his name, but ho was a man of good wI
sense and proper feeling. Blake received wI
him ebii%eously, and instead of delivering
a chiallenge, lie commenced by expressing "(
his own regret that so foolish a quarrel tri
shiould have ocogrred. li. overtures were co
genidrtsly niet half-way) an'd as mgether ga
'a muomut doubted the other's courage.
matter was amicably settled. Pat was
it for, the boys shook hands and pledged
1i other in French's celebrated juleps.
But this Is not the end of my "yarn;"
it waR, it would scarcely have been
irth "reeling off." Pat's. after experl
De, not with the "uuner's daughter,"
t with tihe '"captain s widow" was the
lusing sequel. There lived in Norfolk at
) time an old lady usually calldd "Aunt
'lly," whose husband had been a sea-cap
n, and who kept a boarding-house for
dshipman. Officersof a higher grade
3 never entertained, but the "inIddies"
re her special pets; she scolded and
lulged them to their heart's content.
metines she Inflicted severer discipline,
'is said, by a sharp cut or two with her
mrsuader" when they tried her too far;
which the youngsters only laughed, of
Lirse. This Instruwient. was a red cow
Il, kept for the colored servants. Jack
- was a great favorite with the oli
>man, wl o somehow or other, had got
nd of the proposed duel and was i an
usual state of uneasiness about it. Now
k and Blake, knowing "Aunt Polly's"
'position, determined to have some fun
L of Pat; so, before going home, for
ty all boarded with her, the former tied
i arm in a sling, as If he had been shot.
i received the good dame's scolding and
npathy very quietly, and then retired to
up-stairs sitting-roonim. The more
Lunt Polly" thought of It, the more she
led ',her boy," as she was in the habit
calling hain, and the more angry she
)w with his supposed enemy, who did
stand very high in her good graces.
Aix ut half an hour after Jack's return,
t entered the front door and started up
,Irs with a rollicking song on his lips.
i was dressed in the usual short, blue
Iform jacket and a pair of tight-ftting
Ite trousers. He had scarcely reached
) first step when a red stick whizzed
ough the air, and he thought lightning
I struck him in the rear-whack I
"I'll teach you to fight duels and shoot
y boy,' you great blacksuard."
"Stop that I will you?" shouted Pat,
vhat the d- I do you inean ?"
Whack I Whack I
"I'll teach you-"
But Pat did not stop to wait for the
,unent; he darted tip-stairs like at fly
-sh with a whole school of dolphins
or him. As he burst into the sitting
nn where the other two'' "middlies" were,
letly awaiting the denouement, rubbing
seat of honor, his face red as a boiled
ster, and spluttering oaths, they both
ted hihn in a breath:
"Why, what on earth Is the matter,
"Matter I That old catamaran down
irs has been welting- me with her 'per
tder'-ooh I how it hurts I Curse her,
I have her arrested as sure as my name
['at M ---. "
"What In the world did she do it for?"
"Why, she says," continued Pat, still
Jbing his wounds and d\necing around,
hat I fought a duel with you, Jack, and
"Well, didn't you ?" replied Ja1cK, with
quizzical smile. "Don't you see my
11 In a sling?"
Pat's realization of the enormity of the
ell" which had been perpetrated on him
is so sudden and stunning that he was
L only speechless, but almost forgot his
in, and when lie found his volce' uproar
is shouts of laIghter ftirly dtowned his
gry remonstrances. He was a good fel
v at heart, however, and the affair was
aicably settlel after an outward and in
rd application of "old rye" with promi
As for "Aunt Polly," when the joke
.s explained to her, being a little ashai
of her own violence, she only lifted her
es and hands with the ejaculation :
"0 1 these amidslpmen--"
LPnzrther utterance failed her.
A Ch Hld in a snake's C.sia.
When Mr. Sarpain, of Yatesville, on the
tskirts of Pittston, Pa., enteredl the
>m In which his child, one year old, had
.left a few minutes previously one af
rnoon, lie was horrinied to find a big
mck snake coiled around the little one's
dy. The glittering eyes of thme serpent
are g)aring upon those of the child, who
peared transfixed by the terrible glance,
dI the head of time monster swayed to and
as if charming thme little one,,* who ap
aredl to be unable to move' or make an
tery. The terrified father, on beholding
is frightful spectacle, gave an involun
ry cry of pain, which barought thme other
imnbers of thme family rumning to the room.
had also the; effect of frightening the
itie, which speedily uncoiled itself,anid,
the confusion and fright of time moment,
cceedling in escaping. As soonl as the
'ror subsidled to some extent the snake
.5 followed, but it had1( secreted itself in
a neighboring shrubbery, making
icovery if ltmpossible, although a dilIgent
rrch ensued. After its departure tIme
lId cried piteously for more than an hour
d appeared terribly distressed. Tnme lit
one has been in great agony ever smnce,
t is expecteid to recover. Although uii
r the influence of the reptile when the
her came, there is no evidence of its
ving sustainedi any physical injury, but
3 shock to the nervous system must have
It 'is with deep regret we annpunce the
p)arture fronm our midst of good, honest,
ie's nearly all gone now. Oncee in a
vhile you may see him; but ver,y seldom.
lie doesn't amount to uanuchi any more.
's got to be too common ; also too hmon
As the old-fa shtioned and comparatively
nest rat was sup)ersededi by the high.
ted and mischievous Norway, o is "Mr."
w sui,erceded by "C'ol."
We meet "Mr." very seldom on the
cets now; and only In tolerable high.
ledi assemblages eani see him at all. Bunt
are you will find "Col" all the time;
d. lie's prouder than a peacok that hasn't
mn his feet for five minutes, "Col." is.
The vaini gentleman, hiwng beaten outi
I Mr. "Mr." is now engatted in a conflict
the blopdless savage kind with "lion.,"
to id'egreat society personage, also.
aether heg honorable or dishonorable.
lint we thinR In the later getle1man the
Jol." has lis match; for he's up to all the
oks of the profeson, and can probably
asumo moze whisky and play a better
me of poker tIhan "Col." .cn.
Our Literary Men.
The mtost celebrated of our historians,
essayists, poets, have, as a rule, been dis.
tinguished in college for excellent scholar
ship. George Bancroft was a high scholar
in Harvard's class of 1817, and was par
ticularly distinguished for his attainments
In philosophy. lie was also honored with
the class-day poetship of his class, which
does not, however indicate in itself high
scholarship. Among the high scholars of
the olass of 1814 was William Ilickling
Prescott, who delivered, as his commence
ment ,part, a Latin poem, "Ad Spen:"
and of the next class of 1815, the historian
of New England, Doctor Palfrey, was a
distinguished member. Though John
Lothrop Motley's college rank was not so
high as Doctor Palfrey's yet its excellence
indicated, to a certain dbgree, his future
eminence; and his literary tastes are inant
fested in the subject of his conmencement
part, "The Influence of Multiplication of
Books upon Literature." The cultured
scholarship of Edward Everett, excelleit
in every departnient of college study gave
him the ilrst place in tMe class of 1811;
and his commencement oration, "on Liter
ary Evils," and his oration for the second
degree, "On the Restoration of Greece,"
forecast the literary and classical character
of the work of his entire life. Though
Ralph Waldo Emerson was not aiong the
highest scholars of his class, yet his rank
was most honorable. Ilis coiamencenent
part was a "conference" with two class
mates, "On the Character of John Knox,
Will ai Penn, and John Wesley." Mr.
Emerson was also the classday poet of his
class of 1821. Our great novelist did -not
succeed in obtaining a first-class rank at
Bowdoin,as did his class-mate, Longfellow.
l[awthorn wrote, in his college day,-as
Prolessor Packard, who was one of his in
structors, inforis me,---"fine Latin and
English," but no commencement part was
assigned him, "porliaps, because lie re
quested not to have one," Mr. George Iip
ley was distingulshed at Harvard for his
scholarship in the class of 1823, and deliv
ered an oration for his second degree oii
"The Claims of the Age on the Young
incu of Amer ca"-(lai nas which lie has for
the last liUy years done so much to fulill.
Alr. Longfellow was a high scholar in Bow
doin's most celebrated class of 1825-the
class of John S. C Abbott and Geo. B.
Cheevor, as well as of Hawthorne; and
some of the most graceful of his gradua
tion. That long list of pqens, dedicated
to Harvard's class of 1829, with which, at
their annual meetings, Oliver Wendell
Hol.nes has delighted his class-mates, be
gan on his class and commnencenient (lay.
Doctor Ilohnies served as a poet on both
these occasions, and was an excellent
scholar of the famous class. Though (ie
coutse of William Cullen Bryant at Wil
liam's College was limited to two years,
yet in them lie gained distinction for his
attainments in the languages and in litera
A Faihionable Womau's Prayer.
Strengthen my husband and may his
faith ani his money hold out to the last.
)raw the lanab's wool of unsuspicious
twilight over his eyes, that flirtation may
look to himt like victories, and that my bills
may strengthen his pride in me.
Bless, oh, fortune, my crimps, rats and
frizzles, and let thy glory shine on iimy paint
Enable the poor to shift for themselves
and save me fron) all missionary beggars.
Shed the light of thy countenance on ily
caniel's hair siawl, iy lavender silk, my
point lace and my necklace of diamonds,
and keep the noth out ot my sables, I be
secch tlie, oh, fortunel
When I walk out before the gaze of vul
gar mcn, regulate iimy wriggle and add new
grace to gait. .
When I bow myself to wvorshlp, g:ant
that I may (10 it with ravishing elegance
and( preser-ve unto the last the lily white of
imy tleshi and the taper of my fingers.
Destroy my enemies with the gall of
jealousy and eat lip with the teeth of enivy
all those who gaze at my style.
Save me fromi wi-inkles and foster my
Fill both my eyes, oh fortune I with time
p)laintive poison of lifatuation, that I many
lay (oit my victims--the men as umiinb
as in ages graiven.
Let the liy and the rose strive tojrethier
on my-cheek, and( may my neck swin like
a goose on~ thme bosom of cr-ystai water.
Enable me, oh, fortune I to wvear shoes
still a little smaler, and1( save me from
co'rns and( humtions.anlai oa
Bless Fanny, mny lap-dlog,anrindw
hailstones of dlestructioni on those who shall
hurt a hair of Iliector, mny kitten.
Smile, oh, for-tune i most sweetly upon
Dick, my capariiy, and( watch with the fond
ness of a spirit over amy two lily white
mice with redl eyes.
Proverbs, New andi~ Old.
Never sacrifice safetytoarexpcd
returns. - tolreeeccl
Never make a loan on importunity.
Never lend a borrowing friend more
than you are willing to lose if lie can't pay.
Never speculate deeper than you are able
to lose, if you lose at all.
Never borrow money to speculate with,
Owe no man anything.
Be satisfied with a moderate irent to a
KCeep well inisuredl, andl watch your
Never consult a mani on businiess who
does not manage well his own.
Avoid a second mortgage for a fresh
HIe that maketh haste to 1)e rIch Is not
Poverty is no b)ar to marriage If both par
ties will work and save.
The gods help those who help themselves
-men01 and womien.
God promises nothing to idleness,
A' man nuist ask his wife if lie may be
Little coins, like little dirops of water,
will till a bucket.
As we sow In tem)pora.l affairs we shall
Short settlements make long friendlships.
Fortunes are made by-earnings atu sav
Money easily gotten sa soon spent.
Money earned Is money valued.
1t is easier to loosen up good property
than to re-establish it.
Ini discussinig businessdisagreemeontskeep
Less wisdom Is required to make money
than to keep It securely wha mftne,
"Success With Small Fruits."
"1 ist rolled out here from the grocery
store, ' said the little green apple as it
paused on the sidewalk for a moment'a
chat'with the banua peel; "I am waiting
here for a boy. NOt a sma1, weak deli
cate boy," added the little green apple,
proudly, "but a great big boy, a great
bulky, strong, leather-lunged, noisy fifteen
year older, and little as I am you will set
me double up that boy to night and make
hIm wall and howl and yell. Oh, I'm
small, but I'm good for a ten acre field of
boys and don't you forget It.' All the boys
!i Burlington," the little green apple went
on with just a shade of pitying 'conten)t
in its voice, "couldn't foo.I around me ae
any one of then foo s around a banana."
"Boys seem to be your game," drawled
the banana peel, lazily ; "Well, I suppose
they are just about strong enough to afford
you a little amusement. For my own
part, 1 (1o like to take somebody of my
size. Now here comes the kind of a man
I usually do business with. " He Is large
and strong, it is true, but---''
And just then a South 11111 merchant,
who weighs about 281 pounds when he
feels right good, came along, and the ba
nan1a peel just caught him by the foot,
lifting himI as high as the awning post,
turned him over, banged hum down on a
potato basket, flattening it out until it
looked like a splint doormat, and the shock
jarred everything loose in the show-win.
dow. And then while the fallen merchant
from various quarters of the globe, ilshed
his silk hat fron the gutter, his spectacles
frem the cellar, his handkerchief from the
tree-box, his cane from the show-window
and one of his shoes from the caves trough,
and a little boy ran. for the doctor, the lit
tle green apple blushed red and shrank a
little back out of sight covered with awe
"(Ah," it- thought, "I wonder If I can
ever do that? Alas, how vain I was, and
yet how poor and weak and useless I anm
in this world."
But the banana peel comforted it aind
bade it look ip and take heart, and (to well
what it had to do, and labor for tihe good
of the cause In its own useful uphere.
"Trie," said the banana Peel, "you can
not lift up a 200 pound min and break a
celfar door with him, but you can give
him the cholera morbus, and if you (o
your part the world will feel your power,
and the medical colleges will call you
Anid then the little green apple smiled
and looked up with grateful blushes on its
face and thanked the banana peel for its
encouraging counsel. And that very night
an old father, who writes thirteen hours at
day, and a patient mother who was alnost
ready to sink from weariness, and a nurse
and a doctor sat up until nearly morning
with a thirteen year old boy, who was all
twisted up into the shape Df a figure three
while all the neighbors on that block sat
up and listened and pounded their pillows
and tried to sleep and wished that the boy
would either die or get well.
And the little green apple was pleased,
and its last words were, "At least I havc
been of some little use in this great, wIdt
The Leaves and tho Wind.
Once on a tine a little leaf was hleard tc
sigh and cry as leaves often do when a
gentle wind is about.. And the twig said
'"What's the imatter little leaf ?"
"The wind," said the leaf, "just told nc
that one day it would pull Ine off, and
throw me to the ground to (lie."
Time twie told it to the branch, and the
braich told it to the tree,
And when the tree heard it, it rustled all
over, and cient back word to tle leaf.
"Do not be afrald, hol( on figltly, and
you shall not go of till youi wtayt to.''
And so the leaf stopped sighing, and
wenit on singing amnd rustling. And so it
grew aill suimmeri long till October. And
when the bright (lays of autunn caine, the
leaf saw all the leaves around become very
beautiful. Somie were yellow, andl some
were scarlet, Iind( some were strIiped with,
colors. Tfhen It asked the tree what it
meant. Auad the tree said:
"All these leaves are getting readly te
fly away, and they have put, oii these colors
because or their- joy,''
Thlen the little lear began to wanit to go,
and grew very lbeauatifuil in thinking of It.
And when It, was very gay in colors, It saw
that the branches of the tree land nao color
in theom, and so the leaf said:
'"0 branch, why are you so lead colored,
and we golden ?"
"'We must, keep on our work clothes,
saidl the Liee, ''for our work( is not yet (lone,
b)ut your clothes arc for a holIday, becaust
your task Is over."
Just then a lit,tle puff or wind( camne, an<
the leaf let go without thinking of it, aun
thme wind took It, up and turned it over, an<
then let it fall gently dlown under the edg<
of a fence among hlund(reds of leaves, am
It never waked up to tell what It, dreamue
An intellhgent infant und(er-. the joini
sulperintendience of a clairveyant and( thmi
sirit of tihe late Indian Chief Wampa, haii
seen with the mlaid's eye the North Polo,
and1( has written out a dlescrlIption of thu
landscape. The P'ole is situated on am
Island, having a gradual rise from tin
water's edlge to about the mIddle of it. Or
seome parts of it appear only bare rocks,
.on other p)arts it has an abundant vegeta
tion. About half ok it, the .cast side,
covei-cd with fruIt trees. In somne parts they
grow Into denise thickets; In some they
grow not so close together, and have gram
thickly lnterpersedi among thenm. Thcn
fruit consists of oranges, lemons, bana
nas1, cocoanuts and( other tropical fruits.
This part of the po(le Is inhabited b)y beet leu,
white and( black ants, grasshoppers, anti
many other kInds of insects, all uanuisually
large; also by many dlifferent species of
the monkey tilbe. On the west sIde of the
island the vegetation is not so dense. I
has many tropical fruits, but the trees are
small. Among tihe natural proddets arc
the gooseborry, blackberry, grape, currant,
raspberry and mandlrake'. But It differs
from the cast side In havmng no monkeys,
and in having vast nuimbeis of birds of
every s1ize and plumage, Among them are
the ostrich, swan, goose, duck, quaIl, robIn
amid hummng bird. On both sIdes are mrany
smalistreamis. Theowater of theso is pure andl
clear as crystal, The-temnpbrature of both
sides ls w,irm. It does not vary. Hero the
crust of tae earth is much thinner than at
tihe equator, and the temperature le caused
not so much- by the' sumn a.a by ( hA heat
coming et of the 'earthu.
Taking It Cooly.
How to take things coolly, Is' according
to Colonel i. P. Anderson, the special
virtue of- the British man-of-war, who,
having the utmost reliance on himself and
his cominanders, Is neither easily overex
cited nor readily alarmed.. In supp->rt of
his assertion the Colonel relates how two
tars, strolling up from the Dil Kusha Park,
where Lord Clyde's army was stationed,
towards the Residency position at Luck
now, directed their steps by the pickets of
SIorse and foot. Suddenly a twenty-four
und shot struck the road just in front-of
them. "I'm blessed, Bill," said one of
the tars, "if this here channel is properly
buoyed I" and on the happy-go-lucky pair
went towards the Residency, as calnly as
If they had been on Portsmouth Hard.
During the same siege.a very young.prl
vate of the 102d was on sentry, when an
cignt-inch shell, fired from a gun 100 yards
off, burst close to him, makingf a deal of
noise, and throwing up an immense quan
tity of earth. Colonel Anderson rushed to
the spot. The youth soldier was standing
quietly at his post, close to where the shell
had just exploded. Being aslied what had
happened, he replied unconsciously: "I
think a shell has busted, sir."
Towards the close of the fight of Inker
mann, Lord Raglan, returning front taking
leave of General Strangways, met a Ser
geant carrying water for the wounded. The
Sergeant drew hiniself up to salute, when a
round shot caine bounding over the hill,
and knocked his forage cap out of his hand.
The mnan picked it up, dusted it on his
knee, placed it carefully on his head, and
imade the salute, n(t a muscle of his coun
tenance moving the while. "A neat thing
that, my man I" said Lord Raglan. "Yes,
my lord," returned the Sergeant with an
other salute, "but a miss Is as good as a
mile." The coiuniander was probably not
surprised by such an exhibition of sang
froid, being himself good that way. Ile
was badly hurt at Waterloo, and, says the
Prince of Orange, who was in the hospital,
"1 was inot conscious of the presence of
Lord Fitzroy Somerset until I heard him
call out in his ordinary tone, 'Hallo I Don't
carry that arm away till I have taken off
my ring I' Neither wound nor operation
had extorted a groan from his lips."
The Indian prides hiniself upon taking
good or ill in the quietest of ways, and
fron a tale told in Mr. Marshall's Cana
dian Dom. nion, his civilized half-brother
would seen to be equally unemotional.
Thanks mainly to a certain Metis or. half
breed in the service of the Hudson 'Bay.
Company, a Sioux warrior -was found
guilty of stealing a hor-e, and condemned
to paly the animal's value by instalments at
one of the company's forts. On paying
the last, instalment he received his quit
tanen from the man who had brought him
to justice and left the oilice. A few imo
ments later the Sioux returned, advanced
on his noiseless moccasins within a pace of
the writing table, and leveled his musket
full at the half-breed's head. Just as the
trigger was pulled the Aletis raised the
hand with which he was writing and
touched lightly the muzzle of the gun ; the
shot passed over his head, but his hair
was singed off in a broad mass. The
smoke clearing away, the Indian was
ainazed to see that his*enemy still lived.
The other looked him full In the eyes for
an instant and quietly resumed Iis writing.
'lhe Indian silently departed.
It Is not given to evcry one to play the
philosopher, and accept fortune's buffets
and favors with equal placidity. Horatios
are scarce. But there are plenty of People
canable if behaving like Spartans where
the trouble does not touch their individual
ity. Ilow can I get out of this ?" asked
an Englishnian up to his armpitA ii a
Scotch bog, of a passer-by. "I dinna think
ye can get oot of it,"' was the response of
the Ilighlander as lie went on his way.
Milstress of herself was the spouse of the
old geiitleman wvho contrived to tumnble ofl
the ferryboat into the Mississippi, andi was
enicouraged to struggle for dear life by lis
better-half shoutmng :- "'There, Saanmael,
didn't I t,ell you so? Now then, work
your legs, 1lap your arms, hold( your breath,
and repeat the Lord's Prayer, for it's
mnighty onsartain, Samuel, whet,her you
T wo imy,ng sol,iierm.
Tlhae lieverend( hia( beenm an army chap
lain dlurinig the war, anti while we were
hunting for a roadi that would lead to
i[amnilton lie toldi a story about two (lying
soldiere which interested m in i sp)ite of my
feet. lie said that in the Potomac hosp1)..
tals rough p)ine coilius were furnished by
GJovernment, but that it was not always
p hossib)le to keep up with the deanud ; so,
when a man died, If there was no colln at
hand lie was buried without one. One
night late, two soldiers lay (dying in a
wardi. A man caine in wit,h a coffin ont
his shoulder, andt stood trying to make up
lis inad whIch ofh these two poor fellows
would be likely to iieed it first. Bloth of
these begged for.lt with their fading eyes.
-t,hey were past talking. Then cne of
them protruded a wastedi hapd from hise
blankets andi made a feeble beckoning sign -
with the lingers, to signify, "lBe a good
fellow ; p)ut it under mny becd please." The
lucky soldier painfully turned himself in
lis bed unitil lie faced the other warrior,
raisedi himself partly cin his elbow, antibe..
gain to work uip a mysterious expression of
somne kindi in hise face. Grat.aily, irk
somnehy, but. surely andsteadllyit.deyeloped,
and at last it took defInite form as a pretty
successful wink. The .sufferer fell back
exhausted with his labor, but, bathed mn
glory. Nowv entered a personal friend. of
No. 2, the despoiled soldier. No. 2 pleaded
with him with eloquenm eyes, till presenatly'
lie uanderstood, andi removed the collin from
undler No. i's bed and put it uinder No.
2's. No. 2 indicated Is joy, anti made
sonmc more signs; the friend tunderstoodl
again, and ptit his armse under No. 2's
shoulders and lifted hint partly tip,. Then
time dying hero turned the dim exultation
of his eye on No. 1, anid began a slp anid
labored work with his hands; gad ~ly ho e
lifted one hand ump towafd his face ;i grew .
weak and dropped baels again jonce: 19ero.;j5
ho made the eiljort, but failed againa
took a rest ; he geirod all the o
his streDgthi, and hitiwho' slid "~'
surely carried his thi 4oJu sie lt
nose, spread the gaurW ~ ii
umph, and dropped b~ 4 ratp~~
ture sticks by inie yet nu~"5
STRONG brimie -.uy be ae t~ adv n~~
tageoin wAshing beetm(s de paU~'
is also good for:tis Xros&' &
HAY sprikldwt 1,.ojloS
of limi, and lef~ tt duti'
roonm, ill r4ov6 l8