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'DITION- WINNSBORO. S. MA 1, 1883. ESTABLISHED
A braoh of.bwe6tbrIar-Ah, my hrat e
The tender tears unbidden start
To weary, world-worn eyes;
I kiss the faded, fragrant spray,
And memories of a bygone day,
Before my vision rise.
8o e lvdImore
Than many-tinted bloom
It often graced her maiden treait.
Now Plantediwherher lies at rest
-It beautiftes her tomb.
MUY little love in days of old I
YoUth's moriling hour of rose and gold
-Comes back to MO to-night ;
I hee in nher girlishgrace
The 8unny 11weetness8 of her lace,
.Hor childish robrof white.
T Snell the weebriar in her hand,
I Bee the arden where we itand
Oh mEnand's southern shore ;
I heare the rip streamlet fall,
I heAr her laugher mugifjal,
Now silenec evermore.
She Wall too frail f6r cai'th's employ,
Too calm and pure for human joy,
But like the aweetbriar greeni,
The mnemory of her gentle life
Alakes sweet the years of worldly'strife
That lie our lives between.
LOVE AlD FORTUNE.
A blustering uncomfortable day in
In Miss Miner's sitting-room how
ever everything was as cosy and delight
f ul as could be desired. . ]
And Miss Hetty Miner, sitting be
fore the fire, her black silk skirt turned
carefully back over her lap, and her
substantially made boots resting com
fortably on the fender.
An elderly woman-forty odd-with
a sharp shrewd face, and bright little
eyes, and a resolute look around her
A homely, outapoken woman, who
was proud to say she had never been in
love, who lived in luxury, although on
a small scale, and who had a hundred
thousand in government bonds to leave
to her relations when she died;and in all
the world she had but two relations, Mrs.
Carisford Carl her married sister, and
Mr. Dollingby Parker, her half-broth
or, who was jealotis that old Si
mon Carmen had left Hetty his fortune,
just because she had happened to be
friend him in his poor ante-mining
This especial afternoon, as she sat
meditatively before the flre, she sudden
ly l-oke the stilness with an energy of
speech that made the young girl, read
ig hit the bay window nearly cohcealed
by the curtains look startedly up fLm
'Ellice, you're a fool!' *
Evidently Ellice Dunning had not
lived flve years as companion and per
sonal attendaut to Miss Minor in vain,
for she manifested n surprise at the
rough speech, beyond the swift, brief,
little startled look in her soft winey
She closed her book and came out
into the room, a little tish on her
'Do you think so, Miss Miner?'
'Most certainly I think so, or I
shouldn't have said so.
'You are a fool, Ellice Dunning, and
I hate to see you throw yourself away so
'Do show your common sense if you've
got any, and let that young jackanapes
oft a dloctor go.
'You're better off without him.
'I'll give you a new seal-skin cloak
th vwitetr If you'll give him up.
'I couiln't give him up, Miss Miner,
Ilve him too well.'
Yulove him too well!
'It's all absurdity. I never was in
-love in all my life.'
Ellice dropped her eyes in a pretty,
little confused way.
'I can't help that, Miss Miner.
'I love Fr-ank, and he loves me.
- 'We'd be perfectly mIserable if we
were pa)d irte. oteherhwI1
Miss Miner dropped her feet from~ the
reoatbang as she jumped up indlig
ngagd t bemarried to Doctor
Well, Elice Dunning-very well.
'You may pack my -hand-valise at
'I am going to London on a visit, by
the six-ten train, and I'll be home on
-4 'When I come back, don't let me find
-you her-c, you ungrateful little wretch
Ellice's lips quiveredl, and her eyes
lled with diamond-bright tears.
y e 'Miss Miner! You don't mean to turn
'That is just what I mean!
'[ have told you, time and again, I
lidln't approve of men and love-making,
1* nc I woni't have It where I ap-il
eol can taike your chmoice--me or
'i'll give you just five minutes.'
A little red flush1 crep)t inito the girl's
'I don't w~ant five minutes for a
choice, Miss Minori
TYou have been very good to me, and
T cannot forget your kindness; and I
think I hatve dlone my duty by you,
'liut nothing could come between me
and Doetor Olevin,'
'All right, then.
'Don't let me.spo you nore wvh&
-, 4 And then Ellica went up to Niss
Miner's room, and a.-d the ..ed nt
'I'll go t.
[1ner,de to i4ord oarl, Miss
8f , sh sat in the city
%afeiZxpross, In the early dusk of the
'Canielia thinks all the world of me,
'Her daughter would not act as that
.ingrateful young minx dared act.
'The idea of preferring a peiniless
roung doctor with a moustache-a-nasty
Aack m6ustdche-to ine..
'After all I've done for her, tool'
And then Miss Miner leaned back
fery contentedly in her seat, satisfied
Ihat she had done her whole duty by
ierself, and Ellice Dunning, too.
It was just hair-past eight when the
vab deposited her at the door of Mr.
Jarisford Carl's house-a -comfortably
'osy place, with the name on the door
A servat)t showed her in, and asked
Uor name; but Miss Miner wanted to
iurprise her sister, and sent word that
x friend wished to see her, while she
eated herself in the parlor, where a
little girl sat curled up in a cushioned
'You want to see my mamma I sup
'Yes,' said Mrs. Miner with an af
'You are Hetty, I suppose?'
The child gave a heavy sigh.
'Yes, I'm Hetty. Oh, don't I hate
'Why, I think it's a first rate name.
'You are a namesake of somebody, I
'Yes, I am.
'Old Iletty Miner, my aunt, who
ives out in the country.
'I never have seen her, and I don't
,vant to either, 'cau'se mamma says
ihie's the meanest old thing in creation
It regular old Miss Nancy, papa says.'
Miss Miner smiled-a little queerly.
'Oh! that's what they say, is it? Well,
[Tetty, I am your aunt Miner.'
The child opened her eyes wider.
'Then won't mamma be nad!
'We expect company after awhile, and
namma won't want you at all.
'We'd be dreadfilly ashamed of you
>Wfore the Argernons.
'You're going to leave us your money.
TjVapa and mamma said they were
nost tired of waiting-you had as many
ives as a cat.
'We're going to Paris as soon as you
'Are you? said Miss Miner, with an
nsnno desire to shake the port self-pos
1eased venomous youngster.
'Well I wouldn't depend upon it if I
And before Mrs. Carl came down
itaiis, Miss Miner was out in the street,
mi her way to - her half-brother's
'A pretty nest of vipers those Carl's
' Thank Ieaven, I've found them out
n time I
'Going to Paris on my money I
'Why, ungratefnl as that little Ellice
s, she is not a.a treachetous as ithy own
lesh and blood.
' Hummph I
And her complacenicy was not yet re-.
tored when she left the street-ear on
he nearest corner to Mr. Parke- Di lng
>ny's bachelor quarters, that was a-light
n a perfect blaze of bright cheer
' It looks like a party,' she thought.
But,all the same she did not hesitate
;o go up the inposing stone steps and
-ing the bell, to which no response comn
ng, she tried the door-knob, a#d ad.
nitted herself into a large brilliantly
ighted hall, at the end of which was a
-oom, from which camne the soundls of
revelry and jollification that had pre
rented her ring being heard,
Miss Miner wvent irito the first door
that stood ajar, and through another
)artly closed (door she saw the gay bach.
mior party--some ton or fifteen-merry
>vor their wino,
' So that's the way Parker Dollingby
toes, is It ?' she aisked herself grimly,
lust at the same Instant that gentleman's
voice, distinct, boisterous, rose high,
mmd for a secondi silenced all others:
' Here's to the health of my most re
ipected ancient muariner-ess-a veritable
old maid alt forlorn, whose legacy is a
long time coming, but sure to get here
' A cool, hundred thousand dollars or
so, boys; and imagine the swell we will
euit when the venerable Mehitable kicks
'lDrink to her, b9ys P'
Somehow Miss Minoer took herself out
of the house.
She was silent all thme way to them hotel,
Ind then, once in tihe roomn, locked her
iloor, and sat. down andl actually cried,
~i4 then wont to bed, wond1ering if It
wams ever granted to inorthils to comeo
negrer to being made a fool of thain she
hlad been-and at two o'clock in the
morning to awaken with a strainge sick
reeling that was awful to endure in that
big lonely hotel, where she~ did not know
ia living soul,
Bunt she rang for assistance, andi thIe
servant brought her a physianm who
happened to be staying over ight;i amt
he~r life wa~s saved 1from~ thle terrible at
taeic of gastralgia by Dr. Frank Olovinr
't'l pay you Wlien I got hone' she
said1-terely, A .. ~A *
SYou (421n go with me, if you donI't
mind my gren veil and bag.'
And so after raching home, where
llic' Y5uAdhlig in teadieto leave by
grail Jnt,hour later, opened the door In
answer to an imperious summons, Miss
Miner stalked in,- followea by Dr.
'You needn't be frightened, Ellice,'
she- said, in a wonderfully soft tone of
..'I've changed my mind. I'm the fool
'Here's your lover; you can have him
'Alid when you're married, I'm goliig
to settle my fortune on you and let you
live here;.If you'll give me a room some
'Take off your things and go get a
cup of coffee for us?'
And that was the way little brown
eyed Ellice came into her double inher
itance of love and fortune.
French and American Fire Lawi.
Nine out of ton of the churches, hos
pitals, warehouses and dwellings, eto.,
of this and other cities-not omitting.
libraries, city buildings, and school
houses-are complete examples of the
work of the masters of combustible
building and architecture. They are
faed on theoutside with a stone, brick,
or iron sham In the design of which
what is miscalled art has been attemp
ted. - In the first eleven months ot
1882 there were burned within the
limits of the United States; 362 hotels.
99 churches, 7 hospitals, 14 asylums, 6
almshouses, 62 school-houses, 18 college
buildings, 20 court-houses, 2 custom
houses; total, 585. These special speoi
mens of the work of the 'combustible
buildes and architects of our land
formed a part of the ash-heap of 1882,
valued at $9,000,000. It would be
quite safe to affirm that an additional
cost, ranging fr,m one to two per cent.
upon the construction of these 585
specimens of the incendiary art of the
combustible architect which are recited
above, would have saved at least two
thirds of the loss of property, and might
save a much larger proportion of the
loss of life which is now apt to occur
when any of the buildings named in this
list take fire. In every case of serious
fire an inquest should be held as to its
cause and course, the names of owners,
tenants, architects, builders and under
writers published, and the faults of
construction distinctly stated; in other
words, let the Princlple of the French
law be applied here, not only in court,
but in trial by newspaper. It has lately
bean stated to me by a imnh under
writA oninwa fn i-~ an y
ons having tires on their premises are
Looked upon, as pseudo-citminals. the
onus of proof of^their innocence lying
with them. You will observe that we
burn more than one hotel per day, more
than two churches per week, and more
than two hospitals, asylums, or alms
houses per mouth In this country, which
yet prides itself on its common schools,
and which claims especial merit for
"gumption," mechanical aptitude, and
versatility of talent. But we waste In
the cost of fires, cost of fire depart
ment, and cost of sustaining our system
of insurance, aside from losses, some
where between $120,000,000 and $140,
000,000 per year-a sum which is more
than $1 In every hundred of the gross
produet of the whole nation; which is
more than ten per cent. upon the annual
savings or net incomes of the people in
a year of greatest prosperity, and which
is in great measure a useless, because
perfectly avoidable, tax, which adds
eighteen to twenty per cent, to the
8700,000,000 of national State, and mu
nicipal taxes which are now collected
and paid under our laws.
Mtareymg for Money.
I heard a sad story of a pretty girl of
good family and great ambition, who
married the son of a Congressman a few
years ago in the belief that the (Ion
gressman or the son or somebody In the
family was rich. Of course, the girl
was poor ahd prouil and from the South,
and she was only too glad to sell herself
for the luxury promised her. And of
course it turned out that the magnifi
cence of the Congressman was hodlow,
that his diamonds belonged to somebody
else, that Is horses were another's
and that his house and its beautiful
pictures and tine books and elegant
furniture were really not his. He didnt
really have anything except the son,
and the son had nothing except his
foolish, deluded bride, and the story
ended in a very miserable way. It was
an old story-so old as to be dog-eared
and somewhat ratgg4 d.
Bunt it served to remindl me of another
story, a good one, that I neard long
ago. '1 here was a man nmod Watkins
in a Confederate regiment during the
war, who way well on te .vardl middle
lie; but when his wife camse to camp
one dlay she seemed to make him you,ag
by comparison. 'There seemed to be a
century's difference between them; and
the mani, who was as ugly as a (Georgia
cracker usually is, was handsome beside
his wife. "How did you ever come to
marry such an old witoh as that? asked
one of is superior officers, taking him
jiside. *'Well, you see," said the man,
rather sheepishly, "her mother Icept- a
little grocery,sr,ore down on the corner
of the street where I lived, and 1 need
to go there to get what I wanted to oat.
One dayr 1 found the old woman's ugly
daughter all alone in the atore, Just a's
I camne in I heiard the clink of silver
throlgh the loose rafters overhead, and
the old woman counting 'Ono, two,
three,' and to on, I sat down and made
love to the girl, and the old wonlan up
stairs .kept on cotantipg. By-and-by
sne was away tip in the hundlreds-400,
450 and 500. 1 oottrted that girl harder
and harder as the old woman got higher
ad higher. F,nally she stopped at 90Q0.
'Urcat Bcott I' I said to myself, 'Nine
hundred dollaisl' '1leloved Sukey, will
you be mine?' Sjhe said she would, and
we were married that same day."
"'Well, Is that ala?" '-No, there wvere
only thirty of those silver dollara; ,the
old woman counted them over thirty
times.". Perhaps it would be well to
investigate a little every time.
Several -yearl ago, Miss Bird, the En
glish lady whose. journeyings by sea and
litnd' have iade her name a household
word, '(vas traveling in Colorado and
stopp6dat the cabin of "MountAin ilm,"
a notorious :desperado.
She saw a broad, thick-set man, about
the middle height, \vith an old- cap on
il head and- wearing a grey hunting
suit much the worse for use. -
Hi manner was that of a gentleman
nd.he spoke with-a refined accent and
-..6 ", 4re -not an American'' he bald,
44,shw rode amay. "I know Yroin yotr
Voic that you'are' it countryNonan of
joine..4 Uople Tou,will allow .1e. the
pleasure. fetflignol you.'1.
A few days later, he called to guide
Miss Bird up to Long's Peak, the Amer
Ical Mattethorn. The ride was a series
of eloriotis *urprises, not the least of
which weie the culture And the love of
n4 tur6 shown by Mountain Jim.
ITreat ,lm as a gentleman and you'll*
fid him'one," she had 13een told on set
ting out, and his manners verified the
That night, as they were in camp, sit
ting about a huge log fire, the man's
kindness came out. " Ring" lie said to
his dog, as If he was speaking to a man,
"go to that lady and don't leave her
But Miss Bird also saw that his van
ity stimulated him to act and speak so
as to sustain his reputation asa desper
ado. The . Colorado newspaper kept
" Mountain Jim " always before the
public, and lie enjoyed reading the para
One night, as the presence of wild ani
mals made it impossible to sleep, lie told
her stories of his early youth and of the
great sorrow which led him to begin a
lawless life. His voice trembled and
tears..rolled. down his cheeks. His dark
shul teeUied stirred to remorse by the
light of other days.
It was a painful spectacle to the Eng
11sh lldy. His magpiflcent head show
edthe better possibilities wliich might
have been realized.~ Tis chivalrois man
nrto wonifih indiqAted,tio i#atural gen
Yet there he Nit by the camlp-fre
among the Sierras, a ruffian, whose life
had been ruined and wasted.
"1 What good." she thoug6't, "can the
future have in store for this desperado
who so long has said to evil, be thou my
The next morning day dawned long
before the sun rose. The Englishwoman
sat looking at the pure lemon-colored
atmosphere, "'Ring" by her side, when
one of the party called to her to come far
ther down the slope:
She went. Looking up to Long's Peak,
it seemed cold alid gray. Thte everlast
ing snows, the silvered pines, the Plains
also appeared chilling in the blue-gray
light. A dazzling streak shone in the
east, and suddenly the,sun rose above
the gray horizon as full of light and
glory as when first created.
The gray changed to purple. The
sky blushed in one rose-red flush. The
cold peaks glistened like rubles. The
Plains appeared, In their limitless ex
panie, as if the Creator's hand had just
rolled themi out
Mountain Jim, reverently uncovering
his head exclaimed in a low, tender
voice,-'I believe there is a God! "
Alas for Mountain Jim I awe, even
when inspired by the Creator's works,
is not the repentancewhich begets a new
" If you want to know," lie said one
day-to Miss Bird, wh n she tried to lead
him to a better life, ' how nearly aman
can become a devil, I'll tell you."
Then ho told her the sad story of a
runaway boy, living the reckless life of
a drunken ruffian. She urged him as
the first step to amiendiment to give up)
" I cannot," he said sadly. "It binds
me hand amid foot. I cannot give up the
only pleasure I have.
She p)lead 'with him, but lhe exclaimed
in tones of despair,
" Too late!i too late!i It might have
bueen once, but now it is too late for ine
to change l'
Five years a sentinel.
One of Napoleon's senatiniels met with
a remarkable adventure, aind though
he (lid not exactly "stand and wait,"
he secured through his quick wit the
advantage due to such service, lie hadl
been posted oii a retired spot on the
Isle of Rlugen, which was occupied by
a detachment ,from D3avoust's corps.
Some alarm caused the troops to em
bark with precipitation and they forgot
this sentinel, who himself was so ab
sorbed in a newspaper containing a re
port of Napoleon's recent victory as not
to observe their departure. After p)ac
ing his post for several hours without
being relieved, lie became impatient
and returned to the guard-room. IIe
found It eumpty, amid learned that his
comrades had left the island.
"Ahisi" hie cried, in (despair, "I shall
b)e- 1looked ulpon as a desorter-dishon
oredl, lost-unhappy wretch that I
A baker, pitying the poor fellow, took
him to his home, consoled him, taught
him to make bread and after several
months had shown that he was smart
and Industrious, gave him his dlaughter,
Justine, in marriage. Five year:s after
a strange sail was seen approaching the
island. The inhabitanta, flocking to
the beach, diabovered 'on the deck of
the shilp a number of soldiers wearing
the unf fei'm of the French army,
"I'm (lone for now," cied the dis
mayed husband of Ju5thmme, "My bread
An originmal Idea revived his courage.
He ran to the house, slipped into his
uniform, seizeid-his firelock, rdtuirned to
the beach and post1.ed hirauself as a g6'ii
tinel at the _moment the,. French
"Who goes there?" he shouted in a
voice like thunder.
".Who goes there?. yourself," replied
one i thme boat. "Wh lo are you?"
"If"w long have you been on guard?'
- Five year4 "
"Davdust, tor he was laughed at the
quaint reply, and gave a discharge inm
due form toliinvoliuntary deserter,
Planting By Signs.
Cabbage seed should be sown when
the sign is in the head. Plant potatoes ti
in a down sign, toward the feet. Plant bN
beet and radish seed when the sign is in
the leg, and onions when the sign is In b(
the heart. Plant beans in the light of W
the moon, and peas when the moon is
full.' Plant melon and cucumber seed n
When the sign is in the arms, but not in W
Pl,ant corn and sow wheat in the light hj
of the moon. Bow clover seed in a down
Make soap in the light of the farqh
149 . Xil fidge o shdinpkse lf the
moon ; if on tidlecrease the meat cooks
away. Many say that a light feed before a
butchering will prevent this. There is
always frost when the moon changes ft
with the sign in the head. U(
This is called suierstition, but that -
charge will not refute the aiguments of Ii
astrologers. They ask, if the moon has w
an influence on inorganic bodies, why not
Dn organic ? If on the tides, wlhy not on at
vegetable growth? 8
The fact that most vegetables that
grow down should be planted in a down m
sign, and those that grow up in an up re
3ign, looks as if the time for planting
were made to correspond with the signs. PE
[f your correspondent will carefully ex- th
periment he will better reach a satisfac
-ory conclusion. gu
A good rule is, if ready and season
favorable, plant and not wait for the
proper sign. Some of our very best far
ners are strict observers of signs, and
iome are not.
If the eyebro'ws, are inclined to spread st
rregularly pinch the hairs together
yhere thiicest. If they show a tenden
3y to meet, this contact may be avoidedO
)y pullhing out the hairs every morning
>fore the toilet. The dash of Orienta
isn In costume and face now turns the br
ady's attention to her eyelashes, which t11
tre worthless if not long and drooping. its
Indeed, so prevalent is the desire for
;ils beautiful feature that hair-dressers an
md ladies' artists have scores of cus- to
:omers under treatment for invigorat- a
ng their stunted eyelashes mid eyebrows.
ro be sure, for evening a lady can.
nanufacture a magnificent article with wi
I crayon of Egyptian black, or a com- hi
,jiiatch, ir_drivento an exigency
-over a multitude of facial errors; but sp
vhen it comes to an after-dinner recep- isi
ion or lunch party, the genuine article to
>r a very good counterfeit is necessary.
ro obtain these fringed curtains, anoint d
these roofs with a balsam made of two g
trachms.of nitric oxide of mercury
nixed with one of leaf lard. After an a
tpplication wash the roots with a camel's
iair brush dipped in warn milk. Tiny th
icissors are used, with which the lashes t1
ire caretully, but slightly, triimiied au
very other (lay. When once obtained,
refrain from rubbing or even touching au
Lhe lid with the fingernails. There is Ott
inore beauty in a pair of well-kept eye- ab
brows, and full, sweeping eyelashes,
thian people are aware of, and a.very
anattractive and lusterless eye assumes he
iew beauty when it looks out from bo
beneath elongated fringes. Instead of au
putting cologne water on the handker
llief which has come to be considered
i vulgarism among ladies of correct a
taste, the p)erfume is spent on the eye- an
brows and lobes of the ears.
The Earth's Crust. Ii!
Mr. Robert Ward, considers that the de
issumnption~ is a fallacy that all but the
erust of the earth is a mass of liquid of
lire. Onie of the results of the Challen- .vn
e,er anud other explorations of (heep) tai
accan, ho says, is to (determline that the yo
water towards its bottom is freezing
cold. Considering that the ocean covers eL
nearly thirea-fourthus of the entire globe Lh
thils fact (lees not support the theory ok e
Lenitral-heat accompainied by radiation. se
The .cohdest water, it is true, usually e
sinks by its greater weight toward the
bottom, and that, it may be said, ac- 1c1
counts for its coldniess; but on the the- of
cry of radiation the water of the ocean in
ias been for long geological ages sup- his
ported upon01 the thin crust of the earth,
Ilhrough which the central heat has beei mi
)onstanltly escapuing, and yet it is still of. ra
Ireozing coldhness. Experience would
say that the heat cannot have escaped a
throughl the water without warming it, g
because the cap)acity of tihe water for
heat is greater than thlat of alny othler of
substamnce. We can no more, lie coi-- se
cludes, imagine such a radiation and mm
conlsequlent acculmulation of hleat in the al
ricean without thle natural resullt of a
great rise in the temperatur'e, thanl we th
can believe in a kettle resting for hours is
rin a hot fire wvithout tIle usual result of fai
boiling water! T
A medical commnission was appointed thm
somo time ago in GAermnany to study and nc
investigate certain questions relating to va
the constructionl of school buildings. mi
In the nmatter of ventilation tIhe coin
mnissioni states that ealch pupil in a
school ought to have 2,120 cubic feet of lou
fresh air each hour at the least. It is i
stated also that light from the rear is eli
dmvissible, but Is not recommenrded anmd r
windows facing the pupIls are prohibit- l
ed. Walls of neighborIng buildings
palted wvhite and reflecting the siun- ve
shinll into the schlool-room are very gr
Ljurious, -anid the owvners sholdI( be ed
persuaded or olliged to paint them of ge
ii dark- color.' Tile ihside face of the th
walls of the school-room itself is to be u
painted pale blue 0or 1luish1 whilte and
the ceiling 'pure wite. A rtificial sight
should be used wvithout hesitation on 10
llark and shIort (days. It is more dlan- Lb
gerous to work by insufllcient (laylighit "I
than~ by gaslight. Argand burner's areh
preferable, as givinigs a steadier light, ne
and ground glass globes are objectiona- it
ble on account of the large proportion Li
of light which they asorb.
FOOD FOR THOUGHi.
0laes not the idle among the living
Ley are a sort of dead men who can't
When a good resolution is formed,
aware of the tempter-he is then al
Charity obliges us not to disturb a
an; prudence not to trust- him before
3 know him.
When thou prayest, rather let thy
)art be without words than thy words
Retribution'stands with' uplifted axe
id bulture, rank, and robes of sauctity
not stay its blow..
Z4e4 P&M6n you 'meet with, in th
wculiarity of the character presented,
fords food for thought.
Be loving, anDd youxill ne w
r 1Ove4 le humble, and -goi
iver want for. guidance.
It is the great art and phiy
'a to make the best of thp,
Liother it be good or bad.
asmhness generally ends
ame; young men are
iripture to be sober-mind .E
The darkest chapter in
fim is the tendency to p
putation of his feliow m(
One of the lessons wl
iople 'have to learn by ex -
e power of deeds and worcib
Bin is of so very little r,
-at, that it is always greater in'.
etation than In the pomsession.
Take up one by one the plain, prac(i
i duties that lie nearest to hand and
rform them as fast as possible.
Power turns a deaf ear to the re
Daohes of those who are without the
wer of redressing their wrongs.
For a man to think that he is going
do the work of his life without ob.
Aees, is to dreim in the lap of foily.
he habit of being always employed
a safeguard through life, as well as
iential to the culturo of every virtue.
Re 'who is false to present duty.
saks a flaw in the loom, and will find
3 flaw when he may have forgotten
Wodesty is the appendage of sobriety,
I it is to chastity, to temperance, and
humility, as the fringes are to a
rhe man who contents himelf to-day
bh that which he nas, will content
naelf to-morrow with that which he
reads; ali falso pretenses, like flowers,
i to the ground; nor can any coun.
feit last long.
[ kmow not whether the dictionary
anes gossip better than he that said,
asip is putting two and two together,
I making it five.
[t is the favor of man which gives
3 beauty and comliness to woman, as
3 stream glitters no longer when the
U cea-eth to sbine.
Humi;ity is everywhere preached
d pride. practised; they persuade
iera to labor for heaven, and fall out
out earth themselves. -
liere is no time in a man's life when
is so great as when he cheerfully
ws to the necessity of his position,
a makes the best of it,
here is no short out to excellence.
every department of. human achieve
mt superiority is based upon toil,
d succt,ss Is reached only by effort,
f'ou.r relations with God decide your
3 in the world. If you would walk
thi God, first be with Him in the
pths and intensity of your own souj.
All who, have meditated on the art
governmng mankind, have been con -
iced that the fate of empires cor
nly depends on the education of '
[f men wvould spend in doing gooLl to
mers a quarter of the time and money
y spend in doing harm to them
yes, misery would vanish from the
There is a deep signifloance in si
Ice. Wore a man forced for a long th
time but to hold his peace, It were
most cases ain incalcula ble benefit to
[t takes four things. to be a gentle.
n--.ou must be a gentleman in ,your
enoiples. a gentlemian in your tastes,
gentleman in your manners, and a
utleman in your person.
He who labors wholly for the benefit
others, and, as it wore, forgets him,
.f, is far happier than the man who
ikes himself the sole object of all is
eations and exertions.
For the best results there need be
a longest waiting. The true harveat
the longest in being reao'jed. Thle
lures come first, the success last.
io unsatisfactory is generally soonest
[t is better in some respects to be
mired by those with whom you live,
cn to be loved by them, And this
t on account of any gratitleation or
nity, but because admiira'ion is so
ich more tolerant than love.
The withered heaf is not (load and
it. There are forces in it and around
though working in inverse order,
me how could it rot? Despise nlot the,
g from which paper is made, or the
lter from which th6 earth makes cornm.
If there its anything which even ai
ry clever young man ought to con
Rtulate himself on, It is the knowi
ge early acquhed, that he isn'b. a
nius. For, if he -thinks otherwiso
a chances are that the mistake may
To do worthy and noble deeds; to
re all that is good and great, and
Dse who are good and great; and out
human experience to extract, like
noy-bees from blossoms, the sweet
as that is hidden in them; to treasure
up In heaven, whereon to feed
roughout eternity, this is all that life
a in it worth the living,
A Chnamnan Talkei Treut.
Sam Lung brought *Y shirt ome
one day lately, and after, obtaining hih
trade dollar lingered ath.Ough. some
thing oppressed his minM.
"'What is It, Sam? D9larno goode?'
"Yes, dollal all litee but want t<
talkee 'bout woodsee."
"Woodsce? What's that, Saml
Didn't I give you the right change?"
"Change alle litee toot Alle same but
want to talk 'bout Adih .dacks. You
been in Adilondacks, Wo-elioan mar
"Yes, I have been In th dirondacks
but what do you knov. About thai
"Know heap.. I IifdMki
too, catchee tlout on at I '1W66In
'net. Likee thlow fily,w tbitee,
hookee in jaw, pull 'h11W topside.
Whoopee! I go washee by Blue Moun
tain Lake, big hotel, looee for hea:
washee when Melican ladee coinee in
with whitee dlesg ann i6bby Melican
man come, plenty Washee, plenty
"Well, Sam, did you get rich theref
Plenty washee and plentf dollar?"
"No washee no dollal. Melican ladee
blue dless, Melican mon blue shilt, wear
'em two thlee weeke, no wash. Paye
on.lailload, walkee baek. Catchee tlout
alle sames fore go."
"How did you get the trout, Sam?
Tell me all about it." I S
"Old looster stoppe ii hotel. Ie say
'Sam come in boat for gu ide on lake
me give hall dollal day.' So I get in
boat with old looster and go topside
lake to see him scoopee tiout. He get
out little bamboo stick and put on atling
and little fly. le thlow fly but tloutee
no eatee. Put on more fly, putty fly on
sling when he see tlout come topside
and show tall way off. Ui thlow oul
and stick out hand, no catchee. Leach
out again and- plunk he go out boat
and get all wette. Me no leavee him
but pull him topside in boat. Ile flaii
to go back to hotel cause boys laff, so
he tell me go shore make fire. I make
fire and he pull out big bottle whisky
and get dly. I say I go scoope t1out so
boys don't laff when' we come backside
hotel when no catchee. So I go out and
and thlow fly. Think got big bulgee on
old sltcker to get all fun and half dollal,
an' he sit by fire so sick.
"So I thlow fly, alle some Melican
man, and say me no cly baby if get wet
tee like old looster you bettee you liver;
so I thlow and thlow aid catchee big
fish and thinkee I shakee old looster
and go to hotel and showee tlout to
Melican ladee and braggee alle same
Melican man. So I taeb boat and
leave old looster on shor3 le yellee
row, go on to hotel, tat ah on stlinig,
and show fine ladeo big t1out. She
laugh and say 'nice tlout,' and call
Melican man. le lookee and say
tloutee be blowed, you gottee hawn
dace.' So I cuttee stick fore old looster
come 'longside 'hotel and kiekee me
topside stomach, and I hoof it down
load twenty-five miles to lailload and
stealee lide to Salatoga. Iieap washee
in Salatoga, water all taste like old tin
"Well, Sanmi was that all the trout
you took, one horned dace?"
"Yes, trout, hawn dace, alle same
some calle tloutee, some calle hawn
dace. Calle tiout when Melican man
scoope himself, calle hawn dace when
oller felier or Chinaman scoope. Alle
samce, I catchee tlout like Melican man
in Adilondacks. When you go topside
Adilondacks again, you takee me fol a
guide, I showee you how scoope tlout
with fly on atung. Bye bye." .
With a smile that was childlike and
bland, Sam Lung pungled off in the
direction of the Bowery, scarcely sobling
the white soles of lisa shoes in the mud
of Broadway as lhe crossed it. I think
I'll take him into the woods next sea
A Dinner andl a Dissertation.
An old Dutch merchant of Amster
damn, having amassed a large fortune in
trade, determined to spend the remnant
of hisa life in the quiet seclusion of hisa
country house. Before taking leave of
his city friends he invited them to dine
with him. The guests on arriving at
hisa residence were surprised to see the
extraordiinary prep)arations that had beeni
mnade for their recep)tion. On a plain
oak table covered with a bhte cloth were
some wooden plates, spoons and drink
ing vessels. Presently two old seamen
brought in dishes5 containing herring
some fresh, others salted or dried. Of
these the guests wvere invited to partake ;
but it was clear that they had little appe
tite for such poor fare, and with consid
erable impatience they awaited the sec
ond course, which consisted of ualt beef
adgreens. This also, when brought ini,
they did not seem to relish, At last the
blue cloth was removed, and one of fine
white damask substituted ; and the
guests were agreeably surprised to see a
number of servants in gorgeous liveries
enter with the third course, which con,~
sii4tedl .f everything necessary to form a
most suimp)tuous banquet. T'e master
of the house then addressed lisa friends
in the following terms : " Such, gentile
men, has b)een the progress of our Repub
lic. We .began with short frugality,
by means of which we became wealthy,
and we end with luxury, which will beq
get poverty. We should, therefore, be
satis#~ed with our beef and greens, that
we may not hSrve to reunto our herr
In an article published in onie of the
German scientific journals on the effect
of the color of glass bottles on the liquids
contained in thenm, some interesting faicts
are -stated, It a ppears fro-m this that
liquors contained ini colorless bottles,
wheni exposed for some time to the light,
acquire a disagreeable taste, notwith,.
standing the - fact that they may have
been of superior quality before heig so
treated ; liqnors contained ini brown or
green bottles, however, remain unchang
ed in quality, even. if exposed to jirect
sunlight. Since, thon, tIhe results in
question are due to the chiemial action
of light, It fQllows that red, orange, yeuh.
low, green or opaque bottles are essenittal
to the preservatio,n of liquors, while
colorless, blue anmd violet ones are to be