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THE COUNTRY HOMlES. The grand reserves of human kind Are garrisoned in rural homes, And always thence when bugles wind Their stalwart force in vigor comes. 1ices are abroad, and (iups and urn In sweet eurrender lend their lives, And Ildll and forest flowers will turn To honey in the human hives, Tbhe fashions of the distant town Are blown like pollen from the flowers Or borne by clouds that rain them down, In strange, liism:atic, ceaseless showers. But what are we, that we should say The oriole must dress in gray ? Bome mcen are milliners at hCeat, A nd should have learned the dainty art. They made one while a shilrp complaint liec:uae, they said, ''the ladies paint,'' When ofientimes these critic's noses VWere tinged with something-but not roses Somnet inume their skirts wore wondrous long Sometimes as witty as a sonnet, And then some fellow m.lde a song About : microscopic bonnet. And now those skirts are in retreat That used to hide the ladies' feet As if they braved a mighty wind JEaluts never strove to bind, Why not ? Pray, leave the girls alone, Small hats, large hats, no hats at all, And now for skirts they make a moan, Of finding fault there is no lack I don't see why, for since the fall Eve always pinned her dresses back, Eve's very name brings Paradise Far nearer than the distant skies, It lingers yet on earthly sod And constelhiteCs this West of grace,. So, thrown like asteroids abroad The fragm'ents of her dwelling place 1 I pass your acres gold and green, I pass your noble herds and flocks, I pass your sentry trees between, I watch the flowers conime right'ning down To meet in the garden walks; I see the homestead's holy crown, And find at last true Illinois In faithful girls and manly boys. -From T. F. Taylor's Poem at Rockford Fair. FOOT BALLS OF FORTUNE. Every young nitut who is about to conm mence the battle of life on his own responsi bility should make up his mind firmly and decidedly that lie will not be one of fortune's foot balls. By this we mean that he should at once and forever discard and renounce the idea that he can safely trust to what we generally call luck, in his pursuit of wealth, or even in his plans for acquiring sufficient to render himti comfortable in the latter years of his life. If lie spends his earnings care lessly or recklessly while yet young, the chances are ten to one that he will continue to do, so until old age, (if he reaches that period) will find him poor, homeless, and perhaps a mere dependent on the bounty and charity of other persons who took a dif ferent course in early life and consequently accumulated suflicient to aid the homeless wanderer. Although we have known cases wnere fortune and wealth were poured as if by mere chance into the laps of unthiifty careless persons, yet such things happen .so seldom that it is nothing less than the rank est folly for any person young or old to be a spendthrift. We can hardly understand how the young man can indulge" in foolish, useless and expensive habits, if he ever stops to consider that lie is liable to encounter sickness and other misfortunes,. atgd knows not how soon he may be in actual want of the dollar that he is spending so unnecessa rily. And at all events he should consider how meanly he will feel if, in after years, he should become a pauper in thile community or a burden to his friends. Better to be oc casionally sneered ait as stingy, and miserly, t an to spend in heedless profusion the money for which you have toiled. Better to acquire and persevere in the habit'of sav ing money until you can count it by thoa sands, thtan to work every year and lind yourself not a dollar better off at each year's end than you were at its beginning. It is not necessary to be so parsimoTiioilus as to deny yourself oft ai the ordinary co:tforts of life, such as deceltt clothing ,tand gcod food, in order to save a small Ruin of money out of your weekly or monthly earnings. But tihe cigar and the daily toddy and the ridle In a hired buggy for pleasure, and the night ly visits t6 thie theatre, and we might point out several other so-called lhxures that must be dispensed with if youwishl to save motq ey. Twenty years hence if 'you save and in rest fidiciously, you can enjoy life's real luxuries in modeAration without fear of pov erty. GOOD FOR NIANTUCKET. Nantucket people enjoy a reputation for smartness, and even Daniel Webster found his miatch there. Thle story, as told by Mr. Webster himself. is as follows: The court held a term on the island per iodically. There was'not much litigation; but the suits were heavy, relating to ships, whale lishing, and oil. The judges and lawyers usually went over from the conti nent and spent a week or ten days, and fin islied the bu. iness of the session. One day one of the friends residing upon the island called at imy offlice in Boston and said, '" Friend Daniel, what wilt thou ask to come down to Nantucket and plead a case for ime before the judges ?" "1 will go for a thousand dollars." " That is too much, Friend Daniel." " But I will have to go down Saturday, and perhaps remain the whole week fol lowing. I would as soon argue the whole docket." " Well, Friend Daniel, if thee will argue such cases as I shall present to thee betore my case is called, I will give thee a thousand dollars." And so the bargain was struck. My client went to Nantucket and found his case at the toot of the docket. He went from man to man, and saw all who had any case on the docket, and said, " What wilt thee give if I'll get the great. Daniel Webster to plead thy case?" He took retainers from a dozen men. Some gave him a hundred dollars, and some live hundred dollars. He had grace enough to give me the thousand dollars, as agreed, and paid my expenses into the bargain. I argued the the docket right through tor plaintiffor defendant, until I reached my client's case. Ile struck the balance and admitted, as the steamer left the wharf, that he had got his case argued and pocketed fifteen hundred dollars. THE MAN TO LIVE LONG. IIe has a proper and well proportioned stature, withouit, however, being too tall lie is rather of a middle size and somewhat thickset. his complexion is not too florid; at any rate, too much ruddiness in youth is not a sign of longvity. ills hair approaches to the fair rather than to the black. Ilhs skin is strong, but not rough. His head is not too big; his shoulders are round rathler than flat; his neck is not too long ; his ad domen does not project; his bands are large, but not too deeply cleft; his foot is rather thick than long, and his legs are firm and round. Ile has a broad, arched chest, a strong voice, and the faculty of retaining his breath for a long time without difficulty. There is harmony in all his parts. His sen ses are good, but not too delicate; his pulse is slow and regular; his stomach is excel lent ; his appetite good and digestion easy. The joys of the table are to him of impor tance; they tune his mind to serenity, and his soul partakes in the pleasure which they communicate. Ile does not eat merely for the sake of eating, but each meal is an hour of daily festivity. Ile eats slowly and has not too much thirst, the little being always a sign of rapid selt-consumption. He is serene, loquacious, active, susceptible .of love, joy and hope, but insensible to the ini pressions of hatred, anger and avarica. His passion nevef becomes violent or destruc tive. If he ever gives way to anger, lie ex periences rather a usefilglow of warmth, artificial and gentle fever, withotut an over flow of the 6ile. Heis also found of employ ment, particularly clm' meditation and agreealde speculations. lie is an optimist, a friend to nature and domestic felicity, ie has no thiist after honor or riches, and ban ishes all thought of the morrow. " IT MIGHT HA.VE BEEN." Whittier says that the saddest words are "It might have been." A writer in a New York paper tells a story whichl humorously illustrates these words. Joe Fairbanks woent out to Texa:s before it was annexed to the United States. Find ing him squatting on land not his owln a friend asked him why he had not bought land when it was cheap. " Well," said Joe, a little mournfully' "I did come nigh onto buyin' eight or ten thou sand acres once. Some of Sam HIouston's menc came to my cabin one day, barefooted and sore, and they offered me their titles, clean and clear, to two leagues of land just below us, for a pair of boots. Wasn't that a chance ?" '' It was, certainly. Why didn't you take Li) with the offer ?-only a pair of boots !" " I should 'ave said two pairs, a pair for each league of land. Thar was two of 'em 4 barefoot, and ownin' the land."' " Well, two pairs, then. Why didn't you 4 snap at sand dollars to-day. Goodness Joe, why didn't you give them the boots ?" "Jest 'cause I didn't have no boots to give, nor nothin' that looked like a. boot." And Joe filled his pipe and lighted it, evi dently as contented as though lie had owned the two leagues of land. GusnING EXPRESSIONS.-The absurd use of certain words by young ladies is well set forth by the following: Did anybody ever hear a gushing young lady tell what she thought about anything extraordinary? Well, that's nothing to what they write; We have analyzed a short story written by one of them, and find that " splendid" occurrs sixty-four times; " beautiful," seventy-seven ; " nice," six hundred and eleven ; "delightful," sixty one ; and "lovely," sixty-three. COMMON THINGS. Many admirable actions are overlooked by us because they are so little and common. Take, for instaxnce, the mother, who has had broken slumber, if any at all, with the nurs ing babe, whose wants must not be disre garded; she would fain sleep awhile when the breakfast hour comes, but patiently and uuncomplainingly she takes her timely seat at the table. Though exhausted and wearyr she serves all with t reffreshing cup of coffee or tea before she sips it herself; and often the cup is handed back before she has time to taste her own. Do you hear her complain-this weary mother-r-that lier breakfast is cold before she had time to eat it? And this liot for one, but for every morning, perhaps, through the year. Do you call this a small thing? Try it and see. Oh ! how woman does shame us by her for bearance and fortitude in what are called little things! Ah ! it is these little things that are tests of character ; it is by these " little" self-denials, borne with such self forgotten gentleness, the humblest home is made beautiful, though we fail to see it, alas ! fitItt Atbe chair e i , _uent,-anthl-auu that kept in motion all this domestic ma chinery is powerless and cold.-Valley Farmer. ABOUT WOMEN. -Mis(s)Fortune comes on horseback and goes away on foot. --iss May Alcott has sailed for England to study art there and in Italy. -A beautiful Parisian girl, worth $5,000, 000, has found a man willing to marry' her. -Miss Bella St. Clair walked 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours in Woolwich Gardens, London. -" Parasol-holders " is the Saratoga name for young men who part their hair in the .middle -Miss Susan Dickinson, a sister of Miss Anna Dickinson, edits a newspaper in Lu zerne County, Pa. -A fashionable young lady, dressed in the most stringent style, accounted' fcr her haste recently by saying that " tiie and tied wait foreno man." -A girl of sixteen, name not stated, sought death in tlhe waters of the Hudson at West Point, the other day, because her sister stole her young man. -Miss Stagg was married at Hornellsvillo, N. Y., recently. The bridegroom had en graved on the welddling ring: ''Name ever deer io me," -Scene: Younug ladies' boarding-schorl. Professor-" What can you tell of Pluto ?'" [iss DI).-" Hie .'s tlhe son of Saturn, iland when his father (lied he gave himn hell. -A party of 300 good cooks and 500 girls, all English servants, visiting thle Centennial, have been induced to settle in Richmond, Va., where steady employment is guaran -The Bunrfthlo bride reported to have re ceived $100,000 in ca1di as a bridal present, has already on hand nearly 10,000 begging letters fromn Eturpe, Asia aid the United States. -A Russian count has won the heart and hand of one of thle belles of the Quaker City, and Novemnber will witness the wedding, The parties met by chance in the usUa-al way, and Immediatley fixed upon the'`We, ding daty. -Miss 'Toru )Dtt is a young Hnd¢q Ildy who has just published a book of transla tions of French verse into English, and the critics praise it and call in 'an important landmark in the history of the pzrogre4i of culture." --" So," said a lady recently to an Ab erdeen merchant, " your. pretty daughter has married a rich, husband."' ". We1," slowly replied the thther, "I believe shehas married a rich man, but I understand re isa a very poor husband." -The lWoman's Journal asks, "Should woman be self-supporting?" . We don't know much about the merits of the qtetilon but if they ever should, be, man Would, he deprived of halt the pleasure of a long, Wifalk honme from spelling-school. -A lovely female writes to the editor of the Htartford Timea that " Down at iong Branch, the other night, it actually felAgood to pull about three blankets over the still beautiful fbrm of_ yours truly.' And' the ungallant editor actially printed the tile. " Considering that the mosquitoes are mak ing their fall raids, and are particularlylive ly just no-w, my dear," said Jones tto his wife, "don't you thinal it would be , cif good idea to bring the baby's crib into.muvtlom? We might divert the attentiogn .f the vora. clous insects i little from ours` Iavls. ate to be broken of my reSt and blbyi Csleep all dfit, yout know." irs.. 4 ,ne. ent in search ot tire tongs at one. ' GOLDEN $I*~AVE.Ia ,_ Love led the way, ndthqu'g6j sy Attimes haslieen o'erca t, Yet well we kaow, neath ~povo' W glow That clouds can never last. -Learning makes life: sweek . ~ --Purposes are betterithatit~et'etd. a: -Fame is the perfutic otherlq deea . -The world can never sour on a hart of love. -Exaniple often leads whenli prebpt fails to direct. ; -Diligence is a fair fortune and oldustry a good estate. -It is possible to learn wisdo.t' m the foolithness of others. -The pen of the tongue should be dipped in the ink of the heart. vate fruit trees, must buryfthe" " bt --People always retain sufflecent ,pnerg, to do that of which they are convineed -H-e who caungt enjoy is hlsifl~ :loafbe cause his neighbor has a fedst ia :-hWbrthy I of bread. -It is only by labor thought ean beimade I healthy and only by thought th 3 r can be made happy, and the two eamitmrt sep arated with imp'uidty.-.k.i ; . -Bunyan with irresistible allzseached I throughout the country, email@example.com.. ',I Bed. fordshire and its neighborhood,,int4l1eio the 3 restoration of Charles IL, he asi~h ow. into prison, where he remanledt.i y4 rears. During his confinement he preaohd' to all I tQ whom he cotid gain acees, ani ben, liberty was offered to him on :end*o t n promising to ,abstain fIrCpa p'feig, he c1 onstantly replied, "'Ityou let me out to. r day, 1 shall preach to0t"oro.w I --Education does iot enmCLende Wiith the llpliatiet. It begitis with a ti ook, with ' father's iodo a9 r it .1.;gi sign of reproof; with a sisters'$ gent e ,pressure r of tho hand, or a brother's -oble .4o for bearance, with a handfi t & wl.vr;cgireea: ~ 'it daid ds' melosws ~ with t ab t4. - mired.but not toucbs; h with $hav t alk# in the shady lanes; itud WMtI, 'Ehju' hsa d4 rected, in sweet mod hhiddly~ toes d sWord8 to nature, to heauty, toa~k obleienvotenee, 'to deeds of virtue, and to th'f:' e of all good-to 'od htinself -Bt.aahwloo d. -People have generally thre6 6ppohs In their confidencelu man. In tihe Olr~t they Sbelieve himr to be everything that is' good, uand they-are lavwish with" thehr trie.dlshlp l-and colulndeuce. In the iiext, te hevlie had experience, which )itas smitten down thesr Scontfden*e, and they then hivet& et.: refl Snot to mistrust every one. .and to: tut thie worst construction on everythiig hl,; ter in :life they Isaln thatthe greater, m$tber of men have muoh more. gaod in. twhe than I had, and that when even there 1e ause to , blame, there is mor reaqon tt.~ t hban co Sdetimn; a~nd then a sphrit q' O. J aQro l Ip r I awakens within tq r