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THE MILLHEIM JOIRNAL,
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY Deiniager & Bmiller. Office in the New journal Building, Penn St., near Hart man's foundry. SI.OO PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCB, OR $1.26 IF NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. AcGepiaiile Corresnoiiieiicc Solicilcu. Address letters to Milliium Journal. THE EVENING STAR. Ere the twilight duskier grew, Lavish <lav o'er the hill summit drew Her spread snleudor. unspent, to the west: Slowly, then, in the fathomless deep Of the luminous sky asleep, It evanished beyond any quest. And the purple mountains vast. When the glorj ot sunset had past. In stern silence hung over the land, And toward up in the sky Like a life's ambition: and lugh On their flank burned a lire like a brand. Then the air that had glowed thro' and thro' With the light, became changed to a blue Dome of steel at the coming of night, And the wind which had driven his flocks To their pasture on loftier rocks Quickly sank, lalnt and tired of flight. And the sounds of the day were dead, And the hush of the twilight spread Till existence awaited, aware Of a coming, a new avatar or Us spirit, aucii oi .r<\r, A preseuce uukuown that was fair . Where the mountain's profile throws A billowy line, there uprose Through the tremulous ethei a star! From its nest in tin? loftiest crest. Where it had hidden unguessed. Uprose and outshoue the fair star! CLOUD FANCIES. Billows of clouds, like foam of the sea. Surging and drifting in blue expanse; Mountains of clouds, piled high and free- Armies of clouus, iu a swiu advance. Far o'er that distant and lovely space, I see them parting—l see them meet: And then 1 think of an eager race, Of white-sailed ships in a dainty fleet. And now they form in a bright array,— Castles of marble all fair and white; With tower and turret, where shadows gray Seem ever losing themselves in light. When sunset falls, and the clouds that wait Are rosv tinted o'er cloth of gold, I know that somewhere a pearly gate Was left ajar when the day grew old. That Golden Curl. Perry Dayton sat iu bis stuffy little office, busilv glaucing oyer a heap of letters which that morning's post had brought for the establishment of Messrs. Park and Haily. He came to one addressed in a peculiarly d duty feminine hand, and opened it with a little more curiosity than he had de signed to bestow upon the others. "Enclosed please find invisible hair net color of hair sent. xVd dress Miss Ella Terrell, Oakhaven," etcetera. "Miss Ella Terrell has very lovely hair," thought the young man,examin ing the long curl attentively. It was golden brown, and shone radiantly in the beams of sunlight which at that particular moment came pouriug in at the little window. "Perhaps, though, it is not her own hair." However he laid the letter and soft coil aside, resolving to match that in visible net himself. It was very strange, but a vision of a young lady with golden brown hair would keep intruding itself between his eyes and the remaining letters. Sometimes brown eys'accompat.ied the hair, sometimes blue. Now it was a petite figure—again "divinely tall and most divinely fait." Having skimmed 'over them all he betook himself to that compartment of the establishment devoted to such ar ticles as the one required. Box after box he examined, and tuf ued away dis satisfied. He began to dispair. Ilete was the identical one at last. lie car ried it in triumph to the office and be gan to write : "I have, my dear Miss Ella, at last found one to match your beautiful curl. I hope " "What bosh I am writing 1 Why, Perry, old boy, you're clean gone !" he exclaimed, tossing the offending miss ive in the waste basket. Enclosing the article in a wrapper,he addressed it, and laid it with similar parcels on a shelf, at the same time consigning the curl to his vest pocket. "Of course you are aware, Mr. Day ton, that someone must go north short ly to attend to that business in Liver pool ; and as we have found you faitn ful in the dissharge of your duties, and place the utmost confidence in your judgement, Mr. Ilaily and myself have decided that you are the one to go." Thus spoke the senior partner, com ing into the office where Perry was sit ting. This happened a few months lat er. Perry's beaming face fully express ed his appreciation of .this mark of es teem. He waS to start in two days. This was Thursday. The next Wednesday morning found our friend taking break fast at the "Adelphia Hotel," Liver pool. The business would probably keep him there a month or so. He had plenty of leisure time, and devoted it to yiewing the sights. One eveniug he entered the office of a young fellow connected with the bus iness house of Park and llaiiy. and fouud him making an elaborate toil ette. Why this unusual and unnatural re gard for thy appearance,O Trevelyn ?" he exclaimed advancing into the room where his friend stood. "I am going to a party. Don't you want to come ?" "Yes. "Where is it ?" •'At Old Swan,four miles away. We will take a cab at eight precisely." Trevelyn was well known and liked at Old Swan. He had lived there sev eral years, and so it was that Perry was presented to some of the nicest DEININGER & BUMILLER, Editors and Proprietors. VOL. 58. people in the place. He was talking rvitli Mrs. Langdon when he discovered that Trevelyn was dancing with a pretty young lady. She had dark eyes, a small oval face, and was dressed in some airy, floating ma terial. Rut her hair attracted his at tention particularly. It reminded him of a curly lock which ho had carried a bout for several months. And then she wore an invisible net, which was probable what caused him to remember that other lock. "Don't you agree with me, Mr. Day ton ?" "Oh, yes, indeed !" ho said having not 'the slightest idea of what Mrs. Langdon was talking about. The waltz came to an end at last,and the two found their way to whore our friends were seated. "Won't you introduce me to the fair dancer ?" Dayton asked at the earliest opportunity. "Was Miss Terrell engaged for the next dance ?" A glance at a dainty programme proved the contrary. "Might he hive the pleasure ?" "Yes." What a delightful turn that was ! Dayton had never enjoyed anything so much. 110 had somo thought of tell ing Miss Terrell that a lock of that mass of wavy hair was at that moment lodged in his pocket. A propituous fate permitted him to dauce again with her during the evening, and eveu to accompany their party to supper The next day Trevelyii and Dayton called to pay their respects at the Ter rell mausion. This was not the last time. And then Perry fell into the habit of going without Trevelyn. The weeks slipped quietly, and at length Perry discovered that he was madlv, wildly, hopelessly in love with the fair owner of the fateful net. One day there was to bo a picnic. Nature exerted herself to tho utmost on this particular occasion. No one had ever experienced a more delightful ly pure atmosphere. How fresh every thing looked !—how sweetly the birds sang ! A winding road through the trees led them at length to just the sort of place they were looking for. Then came the bustle of alighting and col lecting the baskets, and all sat down for a general chat before going off in exploring parties. The delights of picnics were being warmly discussed, when a gray-clad gentleman on horseback seen ap proaching through the trees at one side. He seemed in nowise discomGted by numerous pairs of eyes bent upon him. "Why, Reggy, where did you come from ?" cried Miss Ella, prettily ; while the pater et mater shook him warmly ty the hand. "I found myself able to be with you earlier than I expected. Thev told me you were all booked for the day, so I determined to follow suit." "It is so nice that you happened to come on this particular day ! We are going to Lave such a nice day J" said Mrs. Terrell. "I'm not so sure of that," solilo quized Dayton, gloomily, remarking how pleased Ella seemed at the advent of this stranger. "Mr. Dayton—Mr. Greydon," came at last ; and our friend found the keen, gray eyes giving him a searching look during the process of a graceful bow. "I think Princess would thank me for a drink of watei." And Greydon proceeded to lead the handsome animal to the stream a few steps off. Ella, excusing herself gracefully, ac companied Mr. Gieydon. Already daggers of jealously seemed piercing Dayton's heart. "When is the wedding to come off?'' he heard someone ask Mrs. Terrell. "Then they are engaged ! Why didn't someono tell me before I made such an utter fool of myself ?" he gi oaned. Eyeryone thought this precise mo ment a suitable time for exploring tours and seperated into groups. The poor fellow wandered off by him self, he did not care whither. His brain seemed on fire. He was desperately in love. Why had she always seemed so pleased to see him ? lie had thought so differeutly of her ! What an idiot he was to go on loving the girl I One who could act so falsely was not worthy of his affection. These were some of hia excited thoughts. He would go back. lie would show her that this strangr's presence made not the slightest difference to him. He turned hastily and discoyered that he had wandered some distance. Arrived at the spot, he found Miss Ella, evidently much fatigued, alone. He approached, and made a remark about the weather. O commonplace young man I "I was just wishing for someone to come, and had a vague idea that the nymph of the stream might venture to show herself if no one else appeared," she said languidly fanning her flaming MILLHEIM, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 24., 1884. cheeks. "I will retire in favor of the nymph." "No ; I would rather see you now, haying no energy left for the contem plation of naiads." Dayton's face lighted up for an in stant, and then resumed its gloomy expression. "Mr. Greydon has gone, and 1 sup pose everyone else is off enjoying them selves," continued Ella. "1 thought Mr. Greydon was a fixt ure ; had come on purpose to seo you —that is " "Dear me. no !" laughed Ella. "lie is on his way to my Aunt liattie's, who lives in Liverpool. lie is to mar ry my cousin in August, and only stop ped hero to consult papa about some thing." "Miss Terrell—Ella—dear Ella ! I have been such a fool !" Of course no right-minded person would like to intrude on tho conversa tion which followed ; suftice it to say that two weddings came off in August ' instead of one, and one happy pair con sisted of Ella Terrell and Mr. Perrv Dayton. Four Wealthy Women. Some of the very rich women of New- York have many peculiar it its. Mrs. Stewart, for instance, never opens her front windows, and she goes out driv ing so seldom that even the neighbors on the adjoining block do not know her. Sho is a sincere Christian, be lieving more firmly in the English Church than any other, and yet wor shiping more to suit her own quiet taste than according to any set tenets of faith. She does not care for person al appearenee and does not dress half so neatly as her servants. She walks out of pleasant afternons twice or thrice a week, and while always accom panied at a respectful distance by a strong manservant, she looks so com monplace that not one of the multitude are aware that sue is the richest widow in the world. Mrs. Steward al ways carries goodly sized coins for beggars. Miss Wolfe differs from Mrs. Stew ard in this respect: When she meets a beggar she must know his or her ref erences before doing anything of a sub stantial nature. It is a very diflicult matter to fix the age of Miss Wolfe. She is no longer young and vet she does not look old. She possesses a face of the type which never ages. There is a story about her having loved a brave fellow some years ago.and that he pass ed away befoie the day agreed upon for their wedding, and when he was bur ied her heart also was put away in the tomb. It is a pretty rotn nice, all de votion,nothing but truth and pureness, and she now devotes her life to charity. Mrs. Goelet, like her late husband, is of a retiring disposition. For inter vals of weeks she will remain closely at home, out to all callers, and then again she will be seen at every place of note in the city. Her jewels are said to be the finest private collection in the coun try. The Goelets were always a curi ous family. But the most sensible and attractive of the rich ladies of New York whom this articlo has culled to mind is Mrs. Marshall O. Roberts. The widow of a mining king, intelligent, cultured and handsome, she. [with $8,000,000 in her own right, numbers her suiters by the dozen. Some time ago, it will be readily recalled, the goesips said that she proposed to enter the White House as the wife of Arthur and its mistress. According to an informant of mine, Mrs. Roberts, when the story came to her ears, burst into crying as though her heart would break, pronounced it false and supplemented it with the statement that she would never again go to the altr a as an expectant bride. She is the centre of a social circle of brave men atid women, does a great deal mi aid of literature and art, and is well known to the poor of the Five Points and the east side. TIIE NEW MORMAN TEMPLE. —The main walls of the new temple of the Mormans in Salt Lake, have been completed within the past week. The first stone was laid twenty eight years ago. The material is granite, like Maine granite, full of shining mica necks and is hauled from the moun tains back of Salt Lake with oxen on enormous wagons with wheels twelve feet high. The walls are exceedingly thick—ten feet—and the height is eighty-five feet. The cost to date,paid bv tithings, has been $4,500,000, and six more years of work will be re cpiired to complete the structure. It has come to stay, whether Morman ism has or not, and it has been predicted that some day the Senate of Utah, re deemed and purged of polygamy, will own it aud use it for a capitol. \ PAPER FOB TUK HOME CIRCLE That B id Boy. "When pa and I got to Chicago," said tho bad boy, " we walked around town &U day and went to the stores, and lie\>nt mo to hod in tho tavern and went out to walk around and get res ted. I wasn't tired and I walked a bout the hotel. 1 thought pa had gone to the tlieatie, and that made uia mad, and 1 thought 1 would pay him for all 1 was worth. Our room was 213 and the next room was 212, and there was an old ma'd with a Scotch terrier occu pied 212. 1 saw her twice as she called me names, 'cause she thought I wanted to steal her dug. That made me mad with her, so 1 took my jack-knife and drew the tacks out of tin tin thing that the numbers were painted on, and put the old maid's number oi our door, and then I went to bed. I tried to keen awake so as to help pi if he had any difficulty, but I rather gtess I got to sleep, but woke up when the dog barked. If the dog had net woke me up the woman's scretimes vould,and if that had'nt pa would. You see, pa came home troin tho tlieatri about 12, and ho had been drinking. lie says everybody drinks when they go to Chicago, even the minister. Pa looked at the number on the doors, all along the hall till he found 212, and he walk ed right in and pulled off his coat and threw it on the lounge, where the dog was. The old maid was asleep, but the'dog barked, and pa .-.aid, 'that cus sed boy has bought a dog!' and the old maid woke up and said, 'What is the matter with you, pet?' l\i luffed and said, I'Nuthm' the mazzer with me, pet,' and then you ought to have heard the yelling. The old maid covered her head and kicked and yelled, and the dog snarled and bit pa on the pants, and pa hart his vest off and his suspen ders unbuttoned, and he got scared and took his coat and vest and went out into the hall, and I opened the door and told pa he was in the wrong room and I kttowed it, and lie came in our room and I locked the door, and the bell-boy and the clerks airae to see what ailed the old maid, and she said a burglar got in her room, and they found pa's hat on the lounge, and they took it and told her to be quiet, and that they would find the burglar. Pa was no scared thai he sweat like everything, and the bed wisofful wann, and he pretended to go t< sleep, but lie was wondering how he could get his hat back. In the mornirg I told him it would be hard work to explain it to ma how he happened to get in the wrong roomj and lie said it wasn't nec cessary to say anything about it to ma. Then he gave me five dollars to go and buy him a new hat, and he siid I might keep the change if I would not men tion it when I got home, and 1 got him one for ten shillings, and ve took the eight o'clock train in the morning and came home, and I s'pose the Chicago detectives aro trying to fit pa's hat on a burglar. Pa seemed offu'.ly relieved when he got across the State line into Wisconsin: but you'd a died to see him come out of that old lady's room with his coat and vest on his arm and bis suspenders hanging down looking scart. lie darsent lick mo any more, or I*ll tell ma wlnre pa left his hat. How to Spoil. To spoil steak—fry it. To spoil tea or coffee—boil it. To spoil custard—bake it too long. To spoil house plants—watei them too much. To spoil butter—do not work out all the milk. To spoil carpet—sweef it with a stiff half-worn broom. To spoil pan-cakes—baVe them on a luke-warra griddle. To spoil a breakfast—Grumble all the while you are eating. To spoil potatoes—let them lie and soak in water after boiling. To spoil bread— use poor flour and sour yeast and let it rise until too light and it runs over. To spoil scissors -cut everthingfrom a sheet of paper to a bar of cast iron. To spoil garments in making—cut them out carlessly and run all the seams. To spoil a school—change teachers every time some one in the district finds fault. To spoil children—humor them to everything they happen to think they want. Matches in Cotton. The Corriere Mercantile of Genoa, asserts that large importers of Ameri can cotton in that city have found match-boxes, and even handfuls of matches, artfully dispersed here and there inside the bales, with evident in tention of setting the cottun on lire, through the action of that development of heat which is often caused by the cotton being insufficiently dried before it is packed. Locking tho Tower. The locking up of the Tower of Lon don at night is one of tho cumbersome old eermonies still in usp. A few min utes before the clock strikes eleven, the porter with an attendant, appears Imi fore the main guard house, carry ing a lantern, ami calls on 4 Escort Keys.' The guard, supplied always from the Queen's household troops, then turns out and escorts 'Keys' outer gate, call ed the' Spur,' each sentry challenging ;ts they pass his post. 'Who goes there?' 'Keys.' After the gates are securely locked and barred the process ion returns, the sentries exacting the same explanation as before. When they come in front of the main guard house the sentry stationed there gives a loud stamp on the ground with his foot| and demands 4 Who goes there?' 'Keys.' 'Whose keys?' 'Qtuen Vic toria's keys.' 'Pass Queen Victorie's keys and all's well.' The porter then calls out,' God bless Queen Victoria!, to which the main guard responded, 'Amen., The guard then present arms, the officer kisses ttie hilt of his sword and the keys are deposited in the Lieu tenant's lodgings. After this all in gress or egress is impossible. It some times happens that strangers visiting the pile do not get out before the time comes for locking up* In that r vent they may have to sleep—or keep awake —on benches in the guard room. Frost in the Cellar. While it is true that all kinds of fruit and vegetables will keep better in a cellar with the temperature as near freezing as may be without injury, it is also desir able that there be proper protection afforded to prevent the eu trar.ee of frost when there is a season of protracted and severe cold. With out some protection, at such tunes frost is liable to enter unawares, and do much mischief to botn fruit and vegi tables. In olden times it was believed to be neccessary to 'bank up the house' with earth, but this practice has given way to one equally as effective and much easier, and that is by the use of leaves. Set boards or planks up on their edges a little distance from the under pinning, supported by stakes driven in the'ground, and then coyer all the in tervening space ;is compactly as possi ble with leaves, and all the protection reccessary will be afforded. If the cel lar becomes too warm at any time the temperature can be reduced by ventil ators when cold weather is approach ing, rather than to take chances with out protection. —JV. E. Farmer. California Rainfall. Careful records prove that the rain fall of California about every six or sev en yars shows a remarkable shrink age, amounting to nearly half. Tak ing the cycle of six years, the average rainfall is quite constant, but there is some increase. The San Fancisco Bul letin says : "The number of years which haye elapsed since the last drouth is seven, and it will be seen that drouths have come in either six or seven years. The evident increase in the yearly rainfall is attributed to the influence of the increased cultivation of the soil, and the large number of trees which have been planted in dif ferent parts of the State, and which are now beginning to exercise the ef fect which they always have upon the quantity of rain falling." A Model Newspaper. The Oil City Blizzard, prints the fol lowing original notice at the head of editorial columns: Ground out every week-day afternoon and inflicted on the dear people, through Uncle Sam's mail, or by a male carrier. Money will not be received in advance, unless it is genuine. The acceptance of United States money made a speciality. No cord wood or hay taken in payment for subscription. We burn coal, and can't eat hay. Young eggs will be taken in exchange for old papers. Parties who pay for the paper in advance will not be required to take it unless they wish to do so. There is no law compelling a man to persecute himself. Matter intended for publication should be written on paper. When chiseled 011 a marble slab, or printed 011 a board, the copy becomes cumbersome, and creates a of feeling of dispondency on the part of the compositors. N* 13. —Write on only one side of the paper at a time. Advertisers who wish to talk business can learn our rates by calling on us at Blizzard headquarters, in the opera house block. The door opens inward. We reserve the right to reject any and all advertisements that would till more than four pages ot the paper. Com munications addressed to "The Bliz zard, Oil City,Pa," will stand a good change of reaching us. Correspon dents at the north pole will please haye their letters translated by some visit ing American before mailing. Doing good is the only happy action of a man's life. Tormo, 41.0n por Year, in Advance. Comfort for late Risers. The ethics <>f good sleep should form a part of household morality. It is hardly an extravagant assertion that comparatively few people, afier child hood is passed, know by experience what perfect sleep is, and satisfy them selves with a poor apology for this most pel feet refreshment. Rising tired and weary from a disturbed, imperfect sleep, they proceed to summon up lost energies by strong tea or coffee, which in its turn again interferes with per fect rest at night, and this process of life, more than any mental or physical labor, wears women out and makes them prematurely old. "I have been reading myself to sleep after retiring," said a woman the other day ; 4 'and when I have done this for two or three nights 1 can see that I .look five years older." It is an experience that any woman can verify, and, conversely,she can see that sleeping in a perfectly dark and well-ventilated room brings back the contour and the roses of childhood or early youth. The most perfect sleep is obtained by carefully closing the blinds, raising and lowering (lie windows to admit plenty of pure air, and drawing down the heavy sh ides, thus making the room perfectly dark. Then,on going to bed, go there to sleep, not to write or read, or think or plan, but for that most val uable of all things, the foundation of all activity and energy—perfect sleep. A few nights of this experienced will, work a magic transformation in looks and feelings. Above all, let us divest ourselves of a traditional prejudice that there is somehow virtue in early rising. When early sleep is obtained, early rising is indicated by nature by waking ; but artificially produced it is pernicious. Unless there is an exceptional reason, it is far wiser to sleep till one wakens naturally, and one hv.ur then will do the work of three when one comes to it tired—unfreshed. "Nature's sweet re storer" is of all things the most invig orating. The Result of James Nutt's Trial foretold by a Dreamer. Fred Joyce, of Youngs town, Ohio, who is regarded as the champion dreamer, claims to have dreamed a couple nights ago of the Nntt trial, the vision carrying him clear through the case. The trial, he says, will last two weeks, will he full of sensations and altogether will be one of the most noteworthy murder trials on record. The pleas on either side will be the finest ever delivered by man. The charge of the Judge will be evenly balanced and the jury will go out, while scores of ladies will pray aloud for the prisoner. In just forty-five minutes after the jury retires a ver dict of not guilty will l>e rendered. There will then be great manifesta tions of joy in Pittsburg and young Xutt will be feted, dined and loaded with presents. lie will remain in Pittsburg four days after his acquittal and will then return home. 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The prizes will be distributed fairly by a committee, and any subscriber to The World Magazine can secure a Grand Prize Subscription Ticket, FREE OF ANY CHARGE. Address: THE WORT/D MAGA ZINE, 2S aud 40 Dearborn street, Chi • cago, 111. They offer liberal induce ments for those who get up Clubs. Any one sending them a Club of fiye subscribers will receive a yearly sub scription to The World Magazine,and a prize number and receipt free. • > Few men have virtues to withstand the highest bidder. To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. Children are living jewels dropped unstained from heaven. NO. 4. NEWS PAPBRLAWS. If subscribers orrler the discontinuation Of newspapers, the publishers may continue to send them until all arrearages arc paid. If subsertbera refuse or neglect to take ttelf newspapers from the office to which they are sent they-aro held responsible until they barosettled the bills and ordered them discontinued. If subscribers move to other places without In* forming the publisher, and the newspapers are sent to tlio former plaeo, they are rcsiKinbiblo. AD V BRITAIN O BATES. 1 wk. 1 mo. | 3 mos. 6 mos. 1 year 1 square *2 00 *4OO I $5 00 $6 00 $8 00 column 400 6 Of) I 10 00 15 00 18 00 X ' 700 10 00 15 00 30 00 40 00 1 10 00 15 00 | 25 00 45 00 75 00 One inch makes a square. Administrators' m"m i n X( ? cutQ !i' 1 ' X o "™* Transient adver. nl insertion. HUMOROUS. "Husband, you'll have to go and call that boy yourself. I can't make him get up. He sleeps as if ho were a log." "Oh, well, Maria, the boy can't help it. It's fate. He was born to lie a policeman." "Been down to Tugstrap'a stable. I tell you he's got some splendid horse flesh in it." "Has he ? Wonder he doesn't put some of it on that pair of frames lie had out this morning." At the bank: "I have a note here that's due to-day. I'd like to get the time extended, as I haven't any mon ey." "We cannot possibly let it go over." "That is, I have the money, but—" " All right, I gness we can ac commodate you. If you've got the money it's quite a different thing." Among the reasons urged by a Peo ria, 111. woman for a divorce are : Drunken ess, swearing, obscenity, ar son, filthy habits, incompatibility, in fidelity, brutality, laziness, bigamy, and non-support. She married him to spite her father for boxing her ears. They were talking about music and the drama at the table of their host, who, as they were already well aware, owed his fortune to his own unaided exertions. " You are fond of Rossini V asked one of the guests. "Passion ately," replied the host. " Know his 4 Barber "No, sir; I do not; nev er patronized the man. Have shaved mvseif for the last forty years. 44 Dont you think, husband, that you arc apt to believe everything you hear ?" "No, madam, not when you tulk.' 4 Have you ever seen a mermaid, captain V asked a lady on board the Margate boat. 4 I've seen a good many fish women, madam, if that's what you mean, ' was the reply. EXERCISE.—Said a young doctor to a lady patient: 4 You must take ex ercise for your health, my dear. ' 4 All right, ' she said ; 4 I'll jump at the first offer.' They were married about six months afterward. A CHICAGO PARTINGTON.—An In diana Avenue lady dropped in on one of her neighbors for an afternoon call. 44 How is your daughter ?" she inquir ed. 44 Splendid. She has just got back from the State Normal School, where she ciphered clear through from ambition to chemical fractures, and then she took up pottery and jobbery, and says she can speculate the inter nal calculations. " The following curious incident act ually occured recently: Whilst a clergy man was in the midst of his sermon a person entered the church and in the coolest manner possible sauntered up the aisle. No sooner had the preach er's eye lighted on the new-comer than dropping the thread of his sermon he said to him, 4 Coine in, my friend,come in; we are always glad to see those here late who can't come early.' The unknown individual stepped forward, coolly took his seat, and then as coolly asked the preacher, 4 Would you oblige me with the text?' 4 Certaiuly.' wasthe reply, and the request haying been complied with, the sermon proceeded. SCHOTT AND NOTT.—A duel was lately fought in Texas by Alexander Shott aud John S. Nott. Nott was not shot, and Shott was not. In this case it is better to be Shott than Nott. There was a rumor that Nott was not shot, and Shott avows that he shot Nott, which proves either that the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot, or that Nott was shot notwithstanding. Circumstantial evidence is not always good. It may be made to appear OD trial that the shot Shott shot shot Nott, or, as accideuts with firearms are frequent, it may possible that the shot Shott shot shot Shott himself, when the whole affair would resolve itself into its original elements, and Shott would be shot, and Nott would be not. We think, however, that the shot Shott shot shot not Shott, but Nott ; anyway, it is hard to tell who was shot. Who will adhere to him that aban dons himself. To rule one's anger is well: to pre vent it is better. Books,like friends,should be few and well chosen. Charity comes too late that cornea for the asking. To know how to wait is the great secret of success. Chastity, once lost, cannot be re called ; it goes only once. We are as liable to be corrupted by books as by companions.'