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^iuhal is hero,
pretty, hut wc are
*»r i» i»,UiliB
Mrs. M*f*
n-u n.r A„,
a wo» »l or
\Ve l»a*

.Jet vuur congre
„,t your building.
~vn directory
jt from cover to
.u-tlij!ht«?d on tho
dividual who has
to «i,
pin forahurch,
dollars to *r«'t
,-ali-t, down
here and
to t'OHie
|i« V »'1
Curious :is it may
highly aud in „J„V
hcially civilized, the virtue wUi.i we
»»"st ^onsiMruous on French *o»l
arc thoe which i„ the Unjtwl
are as
piety. the absence of which in mourned
by nearly every America,, father
mother to-day, „U1
jif a son to his mother. a feeling
•ieanil M'Hi'e thuu
citizens to hold a
Hie A'tVivr weald
a caiman adver
me K.wU-rn drug
for one li una red
powih a no ono
4 There -e* ms
on the part of
ta^kiii^r local
but ti i e wtuiid
.iUinjr at hi?-oflit e.
afan.i'y newspajier
•on!iile!..« Pitaxi
an »'a: .y
\tp-earetj ni-nMi't9
it the Vrairtt 7ir
jf tht* phenomenal
rthat he La-u't u
jr tile last tf*re*j
-t ivue h« eiaitns
fn«t r« !.»,
ryiri^ sixtcci. eoi-
We hereby p.tidiyll
..r cirt'iiiatioj. is l,r»:i
LWi-itant Sy *.»w i t*^r,
that'i* our ss.
that the people of
riR't Hiore ct!nfrt
icilie ad than fr. tu
by Trouoj.^. and
ea»e th« ii.as-es.
'ir birthday r.ei r4
that beini» our ti.ir
•tt!? rerainti. st rit
li be wariuix i.j.ps e
itj ii« eu mi )-t.5rt~,
v:, t'tc., aijii it tins
uthf iaditv- oi
f«Iiert)Ui. out !it
ads deeiare that, ia
kf k'r ha- (U'Ue for
•Jt'Of bo
•hemen. W« bhoulil
fw, and mot e thank
|l-»". Ait *tiitur
tiuwever. ami we
.C* few Mtft-.t^ns
.3t0fh^:,j p* I'MMtal.
in *t ions
at honn
jwur.tainv Thew
•»bitant who are uMc
this stinunt-".*. and
rrfOne they hadn
Xd. l.i i t!itti* and
*full in th*j hack.
Wt K1
that lie ^uit dead-
pick or
the ptdic#
Uar him
must ro-
-1 s about us fr w« 'll
f^n asking if Yaller
pathos a
^''.v an Ai-
r"Mi/«iiear8: Sllrtiy
L.^ll'"i». fathi
y wt ried
^PartlW,S 'Jhe
''atural 1 v in
t0I'° UUt^
new horso,"
''"«tuhc 'rleri"'iica
••'hi. '"»»cum» to
st! .Ituin of tlio best qualities to U- ®et
with among the French in everv rank
Jf society. It i
-»tti th.' .|llrit
iitor? and borrowed
/u.. We'll Ut four to
board '•••. when
v yarn.
ml prosperity ,,f
certainly larye'v attrihutahie to their!
admirable capacity fur inakinjr the
t, the, i„v ,t,„
if way
ami t»
do haTtl
Alt Ik.
of their
coil of
make _.-.-l v.
mot lo r*.
of her daughter as
*at down at a hitc
morning gown, "did (.oorgt^
piu'kage for me last ••v''nmf\"
blushed and said
extreiuelv emotional at times, in
ordinary Misiness of life looks at noth
through a
piiwh' romantie
which marks the
dte, but sh«'
Ropo. wia: hit
tion between her and
nature of our American
When w©
patted us on the
,h,jiar w, at e
., who d• .'m't
stage conn in, and
.'l ^0(*!iQ,t bituik for
r" "n it. it ar.nouiu od
|i ,"a
f, ,el
nioi^e i-lU "hl.tC
«„ris|i,Uously aWut
only the devotion
111 hranee is su unfortunately mingled
with sentimentality a*to have lost iu
ali the merits
mitfht originally have posseted
'I he French woman often
i i
,ha, W,. a t,« ,he ,,„mtrv fofc'urn
i «"i b"g'- her *'as«ii of I.ut if lower du« n
e Jt IS true, all care wind^ and tempers are sure to folio*!
and filters upon the business The abhorrence in which
'jf pleasure with the
he likes to b.
•1 that in cas- .!
with tiie world.
leTjchwonn-n generally
:ito a maidenly
iority of them
i Oett'T
o?, pef'iiap^.
-pcUM'S fust in
children she is
The Kreucjiwoman
the Ilio*! alb-ctJoSKite
her deVo!edlW» to
not to be Mirpa-^ed. wliile the interest
she take- in h«-r husband's work and her
desire to
him for th- '.:!.uiongiK»d,
throw into bold relief t:. tn»ngost
side of her character. If lie is a doe
v* ill make out his biiis for him:
if a tradesman, she wi'l look alter the
him a htdping haiwi.
What I wish Wlay st'v-- on
the American
The latter
just as passiou-
is less practical
V-intf to get op a iass
has been hcr» tin hi»
^oewi like our way
&• B4'CiillW.
rhere is a dreamy sentimentality In
e^tsily and frequent!y merges
religious melancholy a
unknown in France. From maiden-
btKKi to old
age her views of life
romantic. Even after much mis or-
and disappointment, she rarely
fkx*s tilings its they really are. ton
sequent I v. she is not the
in a
sense that tho Frenchwoman
.\ u-Atn tin
But the de!e iency
made up in other ways. It is the ex
ception when she loves hei
more than her husband, v
From woman's a flection f«H
tprin^ i* generally all-absorbing,
sentimentality of the American woman
in at once her
i* abundantly
hilo the
her off-
ness It
and her weak­
is her strength
S:rr 'ur: n :-h".K.n
her to hope
associated with strong re
and reverence for
ligious instinct
moral prineiples whieh euh.r all her
thuueht* aa.l
'j"apt touiake
ana ,o
when she should ,« t.
nl",lrl''/"a ln"
asked HeW'stuwE1mother
tho fair young pirl
breakfast in her
no, mamma
What math* you
O, nothing I only
said good-bye, ^w
for vour mother, and
the door as
here is one rnor«
it was that pattern
1 didn't know hut it
for l:u-e
h.s ro ithr
**""«•. Or*
1 at
U0Ui of the
a child, hold the swallow-iik,' storm petreUs
But it is unjust to casl h.-r frivoloiH w?il known. Its appearand is be
ad ldt'iun thir- accent, i'erii^ps no liev^.1 to d.-note wild weather. This
country is and water witch
i i ,, i ^ho live by the M*a s iv. 'Seuirul1
fn J'T U
uut b,.
account- and pn "«id«* over the till %ttu to stop it at once. Iherc are lots
oec^ipation, -tie
will ud
4»rt*at tit-
WOU,,i 5 0rat
•erniany dwell,.r.
•. that the cry of the owl, if heard
n had weather, foretell* a change.
to rest, "presage some evil &p.
in says an old author, thin? up
prouching Weather
In i«
if doubtful
a legend ii old
in 1l)(, (,,untry
faith in the kylark as announcing
»i« weather, but when the lark aud tho
:U"k!K,sir'« to,,ih..rth..v know sum.
uier has come.
their nests.
'^'rr r-^rrrir""store
riH.|«fsiili„s.aiii) is»!-..,1-I.jim liuch
I .Concerning-fiills mtmI, children
•(.- the, h„|.eto^ie -walls lisher folk know that whea the »ea-!
T'"" td. M- ,„-u, Ti.-,U .is- mew- ,tv early juid far to seaward i
dam !., II.,t tr, M..
"it on the sand it''s never good
weatl.e,- while re the lu,„l "a.
hil. ll,..ahi.|. luo )K-
I he t\pi-al I renebwonmn s c]i»r n U"i,. j, i i
.. «hen rooks tlv lnjrh and seem to
tor is not d.-ep, ihit it e fH .'U tra, ".! i,:„ i
..uK.ite liirds of prey bv soaring, swoop
out natun ."t no unstcadv hand i .r, •, •, i
... -, .• in^. and falling, it is almost a certain
Her spirit of -p-udenee, her com
parative -doni from that timidity
which i- !''••-tj repre^«nted a^ a charrn
ititT of the »-y, have enabled
her to coii«jiiermu'-h of ti.»*ground that
beiojii.'- traditionaliy tt man. mjhj.1v
quaiifviotr herself to eonipete with him
industrially and iutel'.ectt aliv in a
mult it u
need sh
.a i
i si^n of coming storm. Staying in the
I vieinity o: the rookory, returning at I
i midday. "f comini? to 1'oost in groups
i are also sain to omen* to the iik®
i effect.
I he I'oiistaiti itetatioii of the green
wihkipecker's cry before the storm lias I
given it the names of rain bird, rain
pie, and rain fowl. Stormeock is a
provincial name shared by this bird
and the missel thrush, the latter often i
and umie oi.ditnins of
parental in line net* whi«h in', e-i the act
i»f putting on the bridal veil with about
a« much ei,tiiii'-nt as tliat of taking to
their tir?t lou^ gown or gathering up
.-h tro
ts, tie
throngli gales of wind and rain.
Storm bird a1-'- applied to t]4e lield
To Scolch siiepherus the drumming
of the snipe indicates dry weather and
frost at night, and Gilbert White re
marks that woodcocks have been ob
served to be remarkably listless against
snowy, foul weather, while, according
to another author, their early arrival
and continued a-bode -'foretell? a liberal
harvest."—X. V. Sun.
A Otulitiitf llablt Almost MS Iti$gu«t!ng
at the nation ut (uui.
Po yuu fVcr chew a toothpick?
Really, my dear, if you are addicted to
that ungraceful habit let me plead w*ith
hidics to be seen, especially on Dear-
every noon time, pursuing
this highly indigestible and unbecom
of diet, but I think if the
greater part of them actually stopped
*M*iit iluenta! Tnediuni. It is this jmh*u
how course and unfeminine
an appearance it gave them they would
the practice. Smiles
Slash at a friend from behind a tooth
pick are apt to lose their glamour on
the way.
is all very well for you
and for me to fall back when we are
the childish and defiant
..j j]on-t eare!" We know we do care.
There is not an Eve's descendant
among us, from little Miss Katurah.
yonder, in the glory of her sixteen
years, down to the most faint
and withered rose-leaf of a blessed
grandma, who is indifferent to a
decent man's or woman's good opinion.
It was born in us. my dear, like the
taste for sugar and the love of having
our own way, and until you find a bird
forgetting how to build its nest, or a
honey bee how to sip a rose, you will
never find a true woman who, deep
down her heart of hearts, cares noth
ing for the approbation of mankind
There are nickel-plated creatures w ho
do not, made with steel springs like
ray old Waterbury blunderbuss yonder,
and labeled as women, but they don't
count in this estimate. I refer to fem*
initio women, contradictions, caprices,
bewilderments and all! -While you
•ire about it," suggests some one over
my shoulder, "say some thing about,
trum-i-hewers." My dear, haven I?
For two mortal years haven 11 wrestled
with the queens wiio make fair the
••irarden of girl*
abandon that idiotic,
unbecoming practice, and
what avails it all? Every day I sit in
the company of charming young women,
rn-antby Heaven to be lovable and kiss
able and sweet, but who, hah of them,
bv reason of contortions, self-nnposed,
transform themselves into mouthing
lunatics. I had a girl who chewed
!r„m. I ™»ld *nlt
her in a Dt
But if I had a mother who chewed gum
I would sell myself for the price of a
of buttermilk
has promised inc. *J
—Lcwistoivn Jourtntl*
the Sneatest sentiments
l.lfe Id Frequently Abused.
Among the desires that sometimes
claim satisfaction, without regard to
the happiness of others, is that of sym
pathy. Now. of all the pleasures of
life sympathy would seem to be
one of the sweetest and purest. It
unites brethren and friends in the
closest bonds: it lifts burdens, oothes
sorrow, multiplies joys and promotes
human brotherhood. Flowing natur
filly from warm and loving hearts into
irrateful onet, it blesses both giver and
receiver, It is the living spark which
kindles all sorts of benevolent enter
prises, builds hospitals, schools and
churches, promotes reforms, draws
men away from vice and guides them
into paths of virtue and self-respect.
et this beneficent factor in human
life is not unfrequetitly abused by those
who selfishly seek it. Not to mention
those who try to awaken it iu others
for the sake of the material benefit
which may come to them, there is a
large class of people who crave* it for
its own sake as a sort of indulgence,
which they think they must have at
whatever cost to others. They are
never content unless some one is con
doling with them and pitying them,
and the more sympathetic pain they
can induce their friends and neighbors
to feel the better satisfied they are. So
sweet a morsel do they find this to be
that they treasure every ailment,
so as to recount it they dwell
upon their disappointments, their
trials, and their woes, cherishing the
memory of them to pour them into the
ears of every willing listener, and to
compel him to feel something of the
differing which they so diffusely por
tray as their own. Of course this
process leads insensibly to great exag
geration. Such is the action of the
mind, that whatever is dwelt upon ex
clusively assumes magnified propor
tions: and a slight headache or other
physical discomfort, which might be
forgotten amid pressing interests, may
become almost unbearable when al
lowed to occupy all the thoughts.
Much more is this the case with mental
anxieties or troubles, and. be they
slight or severe, the habit of brooding
over them always augments their hard
ship. In recounting them to one whose
sympathy is hoped for the tendency to
fui ther exaggeration is increased, and
very often the listener is made to feel
a sympathetic pain, which is really
far greater than that which has been
inflicted for his benefit. Certainly noth
ing could injure the cause of true sym
pathy more than such fraudulent and
mean attempts to obtain it. Its power
lies in its perfect freedom and in the
reality of the suffering which it seeks
to relieve. When it is wasted on sham
afflictions or drawn out by selfish
angling for it, there will always be a
reaction and a hardening of the heart.
neh sympathy is thus crushed out of
existence that would otherwise be per
manently active in blessing the world.
Those who seek in this way for
sympathy in all their real and fancied
troubles are adding to the distress
of human life, instead of to its happi
ness. When they meet with any good
fortune they seldom call upon others to
rejoice with them. Their joys they
are content to monopolize, but their
troubles of every kind they want to
share. With one of a generous and
noble spirit it would be exactly the re
verse. He would bury his griefs in
his own bosom, hide his pain when
ever it was possible, be mostly silent
about his diseases, his disappoint
ments. his annoyances, his trials but,
on the other hand, he would delight
in emphasizing all that was glad and
beautiful and bright, that others, too,
might partake of his pleasure. Mon
taigne says: "I daily endeavor to
shake off that childish humor and in
humane conceit which eauseth that by
our griefs and pains we ever desire to
move our friends to compassion and
sorrow for us, and with a kind of
sympathy to condole our miseries and
passions. A man should, as much
as he can. set forth and extend his
jov but, to the utmost of his power,
suppress and abridge his sorrow."
There are enough clouds in every life
to make each generous person anxious
not to increase them by adding his
own. but to chase them away, as far as
possible, by spreading abroad all the
sunshine that enters into his life to
cheer and bless mankind. And the
sympathy which he would not strive to
obtain, but which he was always will
ing to bestow, will be extended free
and unasked, and he will gratefully
receive all the comfort and cheer which
it so plentifully bears.-—Pkilad Iphia
—"I left the business long ago," said
the ex-umpire, "but it
to follow
me still, even to my own home." "How
is that?" a.*:ked his auditor. "Well,
my son works in an iron mill and my
daughter is a fine young lady. I go
home at night and find my boy on a
strike and my girl gone on balls and
parties. Even my wife gives me chicken
wings—foul tips, you know." And the
old umpire sighed.—Pittsburgh chrvi
Mm the iirand Ideal In the GrtndMt
Painters suil l'o*t«.
As with pictures, eo with poems.
The poet's office is to be a voice, not of
one crying in the wilderness Lo a knot
of already magnetized acolytes, but
singing amid the throng of men andf
lifting their common aspirations and
sympathies (so first clearly revealed
to themselves) on the wings of his
song to a purer ether and a wider
read) of vision. In the great poets
there is an exquisite sensibility both of
soul and sense that sympathizes liko
gossamer sea moss with every move
ment of the element in which it floats,
but which is rooted on the solid roek
of our common sympathies. Paint us
an angel, if you can, with a floating
violet robe, and a face paled by the
celestial light paint us yet oftener a
Madonna, turning her mild face upward
and opening her arms to welcome
the divine glory but do not impose
on us any aesthetic rules which shall
banish from the region of art those
old women scraping carrots with
their work-worn hands, those heavy
clowns taking holiday in a dingy pot
house, those rounded backs and stupid,
weather beaten faces that have bent
over the spade and done the rough
work of the world, those homes with
their tin pans, their brown pitchers,
their rough curs and their clusters of
onions. In this world there are so
many of these common, coarse people,
who have no picturesque senti lental
wretchedness! It is so needful wo
should remember their existence, else
we may happen to leave them quite out.
of our religion and philosophy, and
frame lofty theories which only lit a
world of extremes. Therefore lot art
always remind us of them therefore,
let us always have men ready to give
the loving pains of a life to the faithful
representing of common things—men
who see beauty in these commonplace
things and delight iu showing how
kindly the light of Heaven falls on
them. And such men will always rep
resent the higher art of their day. It
is in vain that we look for genius to
reiterate its miracles in the old
arts it is its instinct to find beauty
and holiness in new and necessary
facts, in the field and roadside, in the
shop and mill. Proceeding from a
religious heart it will raise to a divine
use the railroad, the insurance office,
the joint stock company, our law, our
primary assemblies, our commerce,
the galvanic battery, the electric jar,
the prism and the chemist's retort, in
which we seek now only an economical
use. What a more than regal mystery
encircles the poorest of souls for us!
Well said St. John Chrysostom, with
his lips of gold: "The true Shekinah
is Man.'1 There is but one temple iu
tTie world, and that is the body of man.
Bending before man is a reverence
done to this revolution in the flesh.
\Vre touch Heaven when we lay our
hands on a human being. The great
est of the works of man is a less thing
than the meanest man, for the meanest
within him
and emo­
tions, and high longings and strivings
which no art can fitly interpret. Tho
real value of the Iliad or the Trans
figuration is as signs of power billows
or ripples they are of the stream ol
tendency tokens of the everlasting
effort to produce, which even iu its
worst estate the soul betrays.- Lip~
pincotVs Magn:.inr.
Cocoa-Nut Culture in Florida*
It is probable that the cultivation oS
the cocoa-nut for profit will always, ia
Florida, be confined to the region oa
the Keys and mainland south of the
Caloosahatchie river, though the palm
will continue to be grown for its great
beauty, or a chance crop of nuts, in
protected spots, even as far north as
the latitude of Tampa and Cape Canav
eral. The cocoa-nuts produced ia
Florida are a trifle smaller than those
of the tropics, and are not considerd
so valuable for seed, hence most o4
those used for planting are procured
from Central America, more especially
from the Hay Islands (Utilla, Banaoo
and Buatan) and mainland of Hon
duras. The nuts that have not sprouted
on the voyage are sometimes planted
in nursery beds and transplanted when
a year or eighteen months old. Only
a small per cent, fails to germinate,
though sometimes the sprouts are a
year or more in appearing. The dis
tance apart at which they are planted
varies from fifteen to twenty-five feet
twenty feet is the usual distance. 'The
only cultivation given on the Keys is
the occasional cutting of the weeds and
undergrowth in the spring and fall.
There is a popular saying that a bear
ing cocoa palm will produce one nut
for each day throughout the year, but
this is a little overdrawn, the best
trees producing- about two hundred
nuts per year.—American Agriculturist.
A Common Rule Reversed.'1!
"My calling,"" said the letter-carrier,
"differs materially from all others."
"In what way?" asked his friend.
"Most people get their walking
papers when they are discharged,
don't thev!"1
"Well, I got mine when I was ap«
pointed."—Chicago Tribune,

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