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A WAYWARD WARD.
It Is the business of thd philosopher ,
as the world knows , to find law and
order in even the most abnormal pheno
mena , to suggest , at least , an adequate
explanation of every enigma. For what
other purpose does he exist than to
throw light on the surrounding dark
ness ? He is a torch-bearer to human
ity's ignorance. If now and again , by
reason of a pessimist temperament or
defect of training , the rays he sheds
around intensify rather than dispel the
, gloom , and cast shadows as of Egyp
tian night across man's forward path ,
surely he misconstrues his mission.
j But the wisest head is eometimes puz
zled , and the shrewdest explorer of the
all-environing mystery is sometimes
confounded. A problem presents it
self which cannot be resolved by any
of the familiar processes. The why of
some suddenly disclosed fact is as in
scrutable as the Sphinx of the Eastern
desert. It was thus with Bernard Eal-
i Those who thirst for fame , as misers
thirst for gold , or coquettes for admir
ation , would have found much to envy
in this young man's position. At an
age when a statesman is currently sup
posed to be studying his parliamentary
primer , and when a future general may
etill be writhing under the sarcasms of
a barrack-room instructor , Bernard
Ealstou had been welcomed into the
front rank of philosophical thinkers.
His book on "Instinct , Conscience and
Reason" was read and criticised by the
few , praised and avoided by the many.
The noisy heterodox claimed him as a
new and promising recruit ; and so also ,
to the amusement of the onlooker , did
the stanchest maintainers of old land
marks. He was flattered , feted and the
lion of his 3eason.
It was from this suddenly acquired
distinction that his embarrassment had
approfched. The solicitors letter that
was the beginning of sorrows made this
clear. It ran thus :
DEAB Sin : We have to inform you
that by the will of our late client , Mr.
Humphrey Power , you are appointed
sole guardian of his only surviving
daughter , Olive. As this may be in the
nature of a surprise , we beg leave to
quote the precise paragraph of
the will : "And I hereby empower
Mr. Bernard Balston to act in
every respect as the guardian of my
child. I am sure that Olive can have
no fitting or wiser protector , none bet
ter qualified to advise and to regulate
her life ; and should he as I earnestly
"beg accept and fulfil this charge , I
give and bequeath to the said Bernard
Ralston , over and above such reason
able expenses as he may have incurred
on my daughter's behalf , the sum of
5,000 , to be paid by my executors on
my daughter's twenty-first birthday , as
a small tribute of my gratitude. "
The young lady is a very considerable
heiress , in her eighteenth year , and at
present at a private pension hi Prance.
Further particulars will follow on your
reply. We are , dear sir , yours , obedi
b--v YANSHAWE & FITCH.
i The gift of the provarbial white ele
phant could have produced in no heart
a greater consternation. What should
n retired and solitary student , of se-
: rions pursuits and uncourtly manners ,
answer to such a chalenge ? If Glee-
Thorpe Hall were large , it by no means
followed that he wanted more life with
in its bounds ; and a girl in her teens , a
mere child , as with the sage wisdom of
five-and-thirty years he considered her !
How could her presence by his fireside
be harmonized with the quiet current
of the life he elected to live ?
f * Yet , the bait of five thousand pounds
was a temptation. The glories of Clee-
thorpe Hall had been sadly tarnished
through the improvidence of Bernard's
father , and phylosophy is not a partic
ularly remunerative hobby to ride. Mr.
Humphrey Power's legacy , if not pre
cisely a fortune , would be an assistance
in the keeping up of the restricted
Cleethorpe establishment ,
i The matter was debated long and
anxiously , and as the result Miss Olive
Power arrived at the hall one snowy
February morning. Slight of figure ,
winsome of feature , with merry , _ violet-
-tinted brown eyes , and lips continually
parting in a piquant smile over teeth of
whitest pearl , Bernard Balston was
forced to admit that , if he was properly
to protect his ward , his position might
not prove a sinecure. Neither did it.
The girl's beauty attracted suitors as
clover-blossoms allure bees and it was
soon an open sesret hi the country-side
that Miss Power , as well as being a
lonely and a lovely young thing was a
richly dowered one. This brought the
sometimes lugubrious voice of Prudence
into reasonable accord with the chorus
But Olive was not minded to be an
easy capture for any of her wooers.
"With a woman's instinctive dexterity
she kept them all at bay , and at twenty
had escaped the necessity of as yet re
fusing any offer in formal and unequivo
cal terms. She was developing a taste
for study , which half amused , half in
terested"her guardian. One evening
Jie playfully rallied her on her applica
tion to supdry big tomes in the library.
"I shall be accused of transforming a
merry and bewitching young lady into
a blue-stocking a disciple of my own
dry-as-dust pursuits , " he said ; "some
one some day may have special cause to
"blame me , I fear. "
A sudden "blush was on the maiden's
cheeks , and her glance fell. It was im
possible that she should misinterpret
"There is Oswald Harbury to think
of , " Olive's guardian was daring enough
Two shining eves were momentarily
uplifted. "Was the flash they gave one
o ? indignation , of scorn , or merely o !
confusion at a betrayed secret ? Bern arc
could not guess.
The nature of my employments can
mako no difference whatever , in any
way that I can imagine , to Mr. Har
bury , " she answered. Then itseemec
to Bernard a strange transition "Wit
you forgive me for asking a favor ? " she
went swiftly on ; "I should like oh , so
much ! to help hi your work. Coult
I not copy out your notes or revise
proofs sometimes ? "
"What philosopher could have suc
cessfully resisted the volunteered help
of such an amanuensis ? NotBernarc
It was summer , three months later
than the date of this conversation.
Olive's guardian was seeking his ware !
in her own boudoir , with a gloom upon
his face and a depression of soul which
defied his analysis. He had a message
to convey and a proposal to informally
submit which he had little doubt would
bo accepted. Oswald Harbury , the
young owner of half Oleethorpe , had
asked permission to lay himself and his
fortune at Olive's feet. He loved her ,
he said ; ho would do his best to make
"And I believe that he will. He has
a home to offer you and is a true-heart
ed honorable gentleman. As your
guardian , _ Olive , I am bound to give
my sanction to so fair and promising a
suit. May I bid Mr. Harbury to come
and plead his own cause ? "
He had spoken hoarsely and in a
queer , far-off kind of voice that he
hardly recognized as his own. It was
surely singular and must testify to an
unsuspected weakness of character , that
the prospect of separation from the
ward originally received with so much
doubt and dread should thus make havoo
of his peace. He waited for the answer
in a suspense that was positively har
assing. At last it came.
"No , you may not , "Olive said , "un
less , indeed , you wish to get rid of me
to seed me away. And not even then ,
for I cannot consent to marry a man
whom I do not love. "
Send Olive away ! "Was not every
pulse in his body beating with fierce ,
unbidden joy at the verdict she had
given ? The measure of his recent ter
ror was the measure of his present re
"That is a fear wkich my ward my
wayward ward ! never need harbor , "
he said , with a slow , broad smile ; "she
has brought too much sunshine in to my
lonely life for me to wish to lose her.
But change is inevitable some day. "
"Why ? " a low voice murmured ; and
again camo the mysterious illumination
of Olive's eyes.
"Because , Olive if for no other
reason the years of my guardianship
will soon be at an end , " he answered
steadily , almost sternly. He must face
the future resolutely , as befitted a teach
er of his fellows.
And a few seconds later his quick ,
nervous step was echoing in the passage
An early summer vacation in Swit
zerland when the glorious Alpine
flora should be at its loveliest had
been the cherished dream of years to
Bernard Balston , and at last it was
realized. A woman's hand had guided
his steps thitherward. Olive Power
had persuaded him to lay aside his work
and make playtime of the sunny weath
er."You can finish your book on 'Vanity
as a Force in Human Affairs' when you
return , and the critics will all say that
the last chapters are the brightest , " she
said , pleadingly. And when she added
a slight involuntary expression of her
own eagerness for the change , he sur
rendered. The trio Miss Ralstou ,
Bernard's sister and housekeeper , was
Olive's chaperon had now been from
England a fortnight.
They had reached the Riffel and were
thus encamped under shadow of the
majestic ( grim and uncouth , for varia )
tion of epithets ) Matterhorn itself.
Hero Olive went into ecstacies. To
svatch the sunrise bathe the rugged , :
furrowed sides with waves of liquid
light was an occupation of .which she
never tired. And then there was the
Gorner Grat to visit , the Gorner Gla-
oier to see.
At the hotel there was pleasant com
pany , including a couple of young
Americans , who swept the ordinarily
reserved and cautious student forward
into a participation in their own reck
less adventures by the sheer force of
enthusiasm. The three went off one
afternoon on a quest for edelweiss.
The gloom was thickening in gorge and
pass and gray shadows were following
the crimson sunset glow on the huge
crests aloft before there was any sign
of a return. The ladies grew uneasy.
Stories of accident and of awful peril '
were staples of the conversational bill :
of fare in the hotel salon and inevitably
exerted their influence on nervous ;
minds. In this case the presentiment
of evil was but too surely justified.
Two of the venturesome explorers
returned weary and dishevelled , but
Bernard Balston was missing.
"We thought he was before us , " ex
plained Mark Croxford , the elder of
the brothers. "We drifted apart among
the boulders and iceridges of a glacier-
edge , and we looked for him to rejoin
us at the lower end of the track. Not
meeting him we supposed he had hur
ried away homeward. "
A sudden chill had gone to many a
heart in the little group of listeners.
The thought of precipices and of their
hidden and treacherous dangers was
in every one's mind. A search ex
pedition was quickly organized and
"I hear steps behind , " said the guide ,
halting on the first stage of the jour
ney and prominently displaying his
"Why it is Miss Power ! " cried Mark
Croxford in astonishment.
It was indeed Olive. With blanched
cheeks and agonized eyes and dauntless
resolution , she insisted on accompany
ing the seekers. It was at her request
that Bernard Ualston had come to
Switzerland. If he perished would it
not in a sense be her fault ? Better that
her own life should have been sacri
ficed ! To persuade the girl to return
was useless only a loss of precious min
utes. "With a muttered growl of disap-
probation the guide was compelled to al
low her to proceed.
Hours wore spent in vain pursuit.
"Guide , is there any hope ? " demand
ed a stalwart Cornishman , at last.
"I fear , none ! " he answered ; "at the
bottom of yonder chasm" '
His words were cut short. A cry ,
half triumphant , half fearful , slipped
over Olive Power's bloodless lips.
"Listen ! I hear a groan , " she said.
A silence that might be felt pie-
"The wind across the glacier , Miss , "
answered the leader in sulky dispair.
"There is nothing for it but to go back. *
"I will not , " the girl declared , , "until
you tell me whose voice that is. ' Hark !
it is no sound of wind ! "
Again they listened , and again with
Mark Croxford gently laid his hand
on Olive's arm. "Believe me , you are
mistaken , Miss Power , " ho said ; "you
do not suppose that any one of us would
give up this search if the least chance
remained ? But the guide knows best. '
And yet , as he uttered his melan
choly remonstrance , there was a soum
from over the neighboring ice-floe hari
to credit to even the most eerie of Swiss
"There ! surely you hear it now ? " the
If only to make clear the girl's folly
to herself , the quest was recommenced.
The quick ear of love had not blun
dered , after all. This time a chance
gleam of the guide's lantern over
jagged precipice-side revealed a dark
form huddled against an inner ledge.
It was Bernard Balston , insensible
from the effects of his perilous'fall , anc
proving that lie still lived only by an
"I beg pardon very humbly , Miss
Power , " Mark Croxford whispered.
* * * * * *
"And they tell me , Olive , that I owe
my life to you , " the convalescent saids
wheeled out on the broad mountain
terrace of his resting-place. "How
shall I contrive to repay you , I wonder.
Do yon know nay , you cannot know
I had a dream this morning. After the
doctor had left my room I dozed , and it
seemed to me that that tha dearest girl
in the wide world and surely the
bravest came to my side and smoothed
down the pillow and dare I whisper
the words ? caressed my forehead. It
was singular , was it not ? "
Something in the poise of the averted
Face awakened a swift suspicion a keen
thrill of happiness.
"It cannot be that that it was not a
dream ? " he queried. "That my ward
is willing to be still dearer to be my
wife ? "
The small palm was not withdrawn ,
; he lovely crimsoned face was swiftly
and momentarily upturned , as he had
seen it twico before , and this time a look
of ineffable content was mirrored there
"If you really desire so to extend your
guardianship of your 'wayward ward , ' "
nischievous accents answered. And
Bernard Balston's sometime problem
md become his dearest treasure. Love
teolf had taught love's lesson.
Princess Beatrice and Henry.
iz-lea Baina Letter in Boston Traveler.
The Princess Beatrice is a tall , lighfc-
liaired , slender girl , not at all like her
mother , and much prettier than the
other royal children. She has ( as
many people have said , "an American
look , " small , delicate features , a nose
i trifle "tip-tilted like a flower , " and
very fine brown eyes , sweet red lips and
luxurious brown hair. Altogether I
bhought her adorable. As the pretty
iroung woman stepped out on her bal
cony , I thought as she bowed , repeated
ly pressing her hand to her heart , as
ihese enthusiastic Frenchmen cheered
ier'what a fine thing it was to be a
PrincessPrince ! Henry , of Battenberg ,
ivas expected on the evening of the
Birthday , and we all hoped to see a bit
f royal courtship. "Whether or not
3upid in a crown and holding a
sceptre , instead of bow and arrows ,
ould be another than our old imme-
norial gay little god , we did not know ,
rho opportunity of this ecstatic decis-
on was not afforded us , as he came not
ike Conrad. "No , he came not the
night wore on alone. " It is said the
Prince of "Wales does not like the match
it all , and that it is the Queen's well-
inown obstinacy which prevails in per-
nitting her youngest and favorite
laughter to make a love match , which is
by no means an ambitions one. The
Drown Prince of Prussia does not lite
It , as it makes him brother-in-law to a
rery inferior little German princeling ,
ivho will be his subject one day. How-
sver , royal alliances are getting scarce.
Beatrice cannot marry her brother-in-
law because he has behaved so badly
'the husband of the late Princess Alice ,
o whom she is said to have been at-
iached. ) Marriages with subjects are
hought to be out of favor , for , as a
royal Englishman said to me , "You
inow they say the Marquis of Lome and
the Princess Louise have not hit it off
rery well , " and so unless the royal Bea
trice was to be left the "last ungather-
3d rose to meet the winter's snows of
3old celibacy , " there seemed to be none
sther than Prince Henry of Battenberg.
Why he did not come we shall never
know. Probably the Queen forbade it.
She Wanted to Learn More of the
An American naval officer , who has
spent considerable time in China , nar
rates an amusing experience of the ig
norance of the Chinese maiden of the
3ustom of kissing. Wishing to com
plete a conquest he had made of a
roung mijin ( beautiful lady ) , he in-
rited her to give him a kiss. Finding
her comprehension of his request soine-
nrhat obscure , he suited the action to
the word and took a delicious kiss
Ibe girl ran into another room , ex-
zlaiming , "Terrible man eater ! I shall
be devoured. " But in a moment , find
ing herself uninjured she returned to
aim , saying : "I would learn more of
STOUT strange rite. Kee-ss me. " He
knew it wasn't right , but he kept on
instructing her in the rite of "kee-ss
me" until she knew how to do it like a
native Yankee girl.
Trinity Clock Watches Them Irom Its
High Perch , and Laughs at tlieir
Efforts to Gaffe tlio Public.
What They are Doing and How They Do It-
The'OM Time Piece of Wall Street on
NEW YORK , July 29 , 1885.
Trinity clock , whose hands have de
noted the rise and fall of so many
thousand speculators in Wall street ,
from beyond the memory of the pres
ent generation till to-day , including
Daniel Drew , Jay Cooke , Jim Fisk ,
and other well known names of tho
past , is smiling now at the strenuous
efforts put forth by Gotham's million
aires to bind the"public and enrich
themselves. Never within the mem
ory of Trinity has there been a time
when the efforts were so open , the
masks so thrown aside , as to-day.
Never have the schemes been so ap
parently crowded with success as now.
From Vanderbilt down to Jake Sharp ,
1885 promises to be for excellence the
year of years for the fruition and ful
fillment , of pet schemes.
What then is Vanderbilt doing ?
Nothing , except drinking congress
water at Saratoga.
Nonsense. Vanderbilt , although he
didn't want , wouldn't have , and
couldn't be induced to take that sink
hole for American capitalists , tho
West Shore Railroad , is nevertheless
just as sure to get it as he was the
Nickelplate , and nothing short of a
miracle will prevent it. His utter
ances at Saratoga last week were per
haps a trille premature , but not ill-
timed , and when he said "No we shall
iiave the West Shore to make money
out of us , " it was meant , and the
deluded men who fancied that they
were to be delivered from the oppres
sion of the New York Central , the
farmers who granted the right of way
as a "great rival , " will find that they
lave only played into Vander-
jilt's hands at last , and that
nstead of one side of the
Eudson , he will have both. Van
derbilt has foughtthe West Shore for
; he past eighteen months on the same
ground that the late A. T. Stewart
'ought his rivals , to break them up
and haul them in. And it will be done
with the West Shore men if Vanderbilt
limself has to lift the fifte" million
mortgage on it. Vanderbilt is taking
things easy at Saratoga , while Twonib-
ey is fixing things in New York. Vale
"mighty West Shore , born of hope ,
nursed in expectation , fought with
desperation from infancy , your fate is
sealed , and q few more days will see
you the younger twin of life Central ,
which has issued § 25,000,000 of stock
vlready to take up tho 850,000,000
iVest Shore mortgage , one dollar for
; wo , while Vanderbilt reserves $25-
000,000 additional bonds to use as de
sired. This gives the Cental a total
ndebtedness of $200,000,000 , more
han Vanderbilt is worth since his
$40,000,000 loss last year , although ho
las made about $3,000,000 within
the past three weeks in the
stock boom. With the Central in one
land and the West Shore in the other ,
Trinitv smiles at Vanderbilt's success
And Jay Gould , what of him ? Well ,
Jay is not inactive this summer and is
much on the make as ever , as is evi
denced bj the Western Union grab of
: he Bankers and Merchants wires a
few days ago , and their attempted in
corporation with the Western Union.
They , too. have a big mortgage about
310,000,000 , and Gould will finally get
; hese wires.
Gould goes about things more char
acteristically than Vanderbilt If he
wants anything , he seizes it first and
lets the courts decide his rights to it
afterward. Posstssion being nine-
tenths of the law , Gould generally
manages to get the other tenth by
some hook or crook , and so grabs tho
nine with feeling , and Icoks ionvare
to the tenth with expectancy.
Gould's biggest grab was mad <
when ho andx Jiin Fisk collared th
Erie R. R. from Vanderbilt , on ac
count of which Fisk lived in Jersoj
for some weeks , out of reach of New
York state officers ; but the last gral
was a fair sized one , if not quite sc
It is just about 34 years since Jay
Gould owned but ten cents in the
world , and made his next fifty cents
and a square meal , by manufacturing
a noon mark for a farmer in this state.
Times have wonderfully changed
since then , but Gould still keeps tho
"last ten cents he owned" as a me
mento. He was about 15 years old at
that time , and is onlv 49 to-day , while
Vanderbilt is 64 , but'Gould is agilefor
his age , much more so than Vander
bilt , and can jumpon a ten million
mortgage against the bankers and
merchants while Wm. H. is thinking
about doing something in a similar
line for the West Shore. Gould is out
of the city at present , but his repre
sentatives are making it warm for the
B. and M. people , and Trinity smiles
again at Jay Gould and his last trans
action in wires.
And where is Cyrus W. Field this
summer ? Is he "Idle ? Oh , no , Mr.
Field is in England , explaining the
beauties of the Elevated Railroad Sys
tem to admiring Englishmen , and
won't get through this summer. His
heart and soul are in his work , and
London may expect second story rail
ways ere long , if they listen with cre
dence to Cyrus W. , for his ten strike
was made in Manhattan elevated , and
when the electric motors are attached ,
and smoke and cinders done away
with , then his millennium will arrive" .
Most people do not perhaps know that
the smoke now generated from the
elevated roads contains much carbonic
gas , and that a certain Dr. Taylor of
this city , who has a medical infirmary
on the Sixth avenue line , received
$20,000 damages from the Elevated in
a suit arising from the action of this
gas on his patients. It was carried
up , however , and like all suits against
corporations , it went up so high that
it never came down to earth again ,
and that ended it. Cvrus Field ha ? a
nonopoly that is a gold mine , as any-
> nc ot the 300,000 passengers carrieJ
laily by the Elevated can see.
Crinity is smiling at his success.
ind wondering if London will es-
Here is one happy man of 1884 , who
las after thirty loujr years of patient
g , schemingand lobbying , se-
nired the goal for which A. T. Stew-
irt and other shrewd business men
onged in vain. Yes , Jake Sharp cap-
.ured the iinest street in America this
rear , laid the rails down in about ten
Ias , and has been reaping the har-
rest everybody said he would reap if
ic succeeded in his undertaking of
mtting street cars on Broadway.
Respite the World and the people , the
> roperty holders and their numerous
njunctions , Sharp succeeded , and the
sars are now an established fact , and
ire paying big. The man , woman or
shild who gets a seat in a Broadway
: ar is in luck , and as a general thing
sven standing room is not to be had ,
specially as they won't allow the
inxious public to stand on tho steps.
t is estimated that every day puts
2,000 clear profit into the pockets of
he projectors of this A 1 investment ,
ind bonds or stock are not to be had
'or love or money. The general ap
pearance of a man or woman who
imersres from a Broadway car would
ndica'te that they had gone through a
L'ammany torchlight procession , and
same out'seeond best.
Sardines in a box revel in space
ompared to the individuals who trav-
1 on Broadway in the street cars , or
am boxes , as they are appropriately
milled. But among all these happy
teople who have caught on , there is
one lonely individual , wno - - ,
why it is that Heaven , fate and Wall ,
street have not smiled propitiously
upon him in 1884. This is Bussel
" " and "call
Sa e , the venerable "put"
'dealer of Gotham. No bonanza has
ras vet opened up to him this year , to
'offset his ill luck of last season , when
ho lost so much in the panio precipi
tated by the Ferdinand Ward and
( Marine bank failures. No , Russell
' man , and aoesn. t
'Sage is not a happy
Vjnjoy his meals at Saratoga this sea
son as of yoro. He is said"to be very . , , ,
thoughtful and sedate , drinking l sj f
'Congress water m silence , and vratcli. % 4-d
ing Vanderbilt closely to see how hes3"
does things genoraally. It is rumored
that Sao-e is thinking of following
other than the Gould fortunes in the
noar future , and Trinity smiles at hia
- " " 9 m ' " " " "
rl fc 9 S
Russel Sago has enough to retire U ;
on , but he can't make up his mind ' 'I' '
"to quit busness vet. \ \ !
Unlimited range is not absolutely
necessary. The advantage of range is
m the varietj * of insect , green and seed
food which the fields , meadows and
orchards afford. Fowls will thrive and
Jay well , if they have plenty of room
to walk about , scratch in"the fresh
earth and pick the tender grass and
[ vegetables that grow on their runs.
Fowls confined to houses or small
yards require more care and attention
than if they have their liberty. In re
stricted places the ground"soon be
comes tainted and sour from their
droppings. Fowls in good health are
always busy searching for something *
jn the earth of the nature of food ,
gravel or other acids to trituration of
tood in the gizzard , the solvent glands ,
or calcerous matter for egg shells. In
picking up these "unconsidered tri- *
lies , " dirt and excrement must be 'J '
.taken up and pass through the same i
'digestive and absorbent channels ,
hence the necessity of scrupaloua *
cleanliness about tho hen houses and
small yards at all seasons.
If fowls are to be kept successfully
in limited yards , they need tobeplaceo
on dry soil a place thit has the nai
iiiral advantage of being readilyJ
drained and always free from damp- i
[ ness and stagnant pools. It is always
requisite to keep the bouse and run
[ clean , tho droppings and vegetable re
fuse removed regularly , before for-
mentation takes place , and the appli
cation of deodorizers and disinfectants
to keep the place pure and sweet. The
time and labor , requisite for such
work , may seem irksome to the begin
ner , and not necessary in pnrsuing the t ]
cultivation of poultry , but such ideas
are deceptive and misleading. Poultry
Is "Young America * ' Irreverent ?
The Rev. Dr. Baldwin , of Boston , .
thinks not. He says : "My own con
victions are that the youth of to-day
possess even more real , heartfelt , sin-
core , God-like reverence , or respect.
Thirty to fifty years or more ago the
so-called reverence was too often a
reverence of compulsion , whether ap- ' ' '
plied to God , to the church , or to par
ents. The word thun was too often
"thou shalt" and "thou shalt not. " It
was upon this foundation that tho
child's heart ; was educated in too
many homes , and by much of the re
ligious instruction given to them.
Reverence , in its full degree , is a *
matter of education and surroundin
influences. Let this fact be ever kept
in mind in our churches , Sundav
schools , and homes , and by all whc
tire in any way engaged or interested
in the religions andT'moral education
of the young men , and tho younowo
men of this country will be fuily iniS
bued and possessed of the real , true ,
heartfelt , genuine spirit of reverence
that the charge , if made , could not be
based upon facts , that "Young Amer
ica is irreverent. "
Decay of the Funuy
In nothing else is there suclrmarked
lecay as in the alleged "funny" news-
papers and the funny men who have I '
Ofiven them their brief notoriety. To
2very humorist , who tries the "pumn- \
ing" process on his wits , week after '
iveek , there invariably comes a
Jrought. Wit must fiow spontaneous
ly , and when the spirit moves ; it can't \ " *
jo fprtfecl. The attempt to produce '
ivit m certain quantities by the column - '
it a certain time , will leave "the expe
rimenter an exhausted receiver. Everv
man who has tried to be wittv by meas-
.irement , and has contracted'to furnish
certain quantity of wit weekly or
laily or monthly , has failed in his
leavor. Humor conies when the
iitions are right : when a man "feel *
like it , " but is so subtle that if you .1
ivatch for it , and attempt to cultivate *
t , the labor is lost.-Terra '
If you feed a printer on "p. " jt TCJU in _
ably put bim out of "eorts. " This is not i ,
Jlous reflectfon.-0r < mye Observer. flj