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TIlE RUINED MILL.
lcn anti dark y( ie ..e IS the old ru:i "t mill: S ta ll beautvt o' b. , -;one (-li tl (,dimly r un,' it still. ie 1 ',lowh ' ) . 'ne:ath its m uould'ring e',vea , vr t din'gy wall, \ l shI w :: t I .'i g m o ld fo re.,t tree i I;s ,t si!cu tly o f e r a ll. 'ie river sw(ee'p with ia moulrnful sound Pi t this ol ruined mill, ,ell'ug u.s tale; df ollh( " d'L ,r . \ i' º n e n Ii 0 ,' Y i n ', "' s t , i l l . 1 t' Il of the u' il i gt lr, s ' mi a l brav oe, I d the t ill!('r ,I :u l iter air, e u l ('h'h (' l h n ' , r li h t ) '1no e ,ilh a lunch hr ie N':]orktr: thero. i n h s t , . ie ':ucrr: 1."ys , 'r1e all gone by , \Il now thte 1 lt mill i:, le'ft e b te ftr Ih ', sv.tallow ., ',-wh:c.h roudl'o it 1ly, of its he' rulv ' 1is all her(' . ];l! the (ilhlr'i Ihul hwr, a hu:ppy wife, lives oN(rF on , ' ., , r ; een ill, ?uli from bhcr',' viu h)w wsatches, to-d::;y, Tae tu tu ' ev 'ifth rtQ's aeil ." fohrbera; ne , a Ige i lten.-a"-l d fiy of the g ror't s of Iifc anduit ofb rem 'e A losl i olK e 1)taiiess n thy e repy'ire ; d ,e ina ill wnh r ; a ioise:b!yI la.ion this , pon.m be rt wriev." Iy es l)'('itl .are the .: b lmdpar'i tnl,. r sr ip' ;a.iy b1u dis.olved, injury rea . r d, a w lronl " y tep r, yt o rd. Itul err ,: m ni mwh rriaen o els to the very eft , tnd f en t:iusan ,f lii O. It yoa r been ti i.t. ro ah. li O t'e'ly ruined f ill he I has ,rid a wsimpl ilustrats t:f e; ant so o vry ofil ht.4 a fyi:ou' h-o.ner unw til se e is :lilltl.' in at w .ll, (',k, w hi :-'h i t 1, pi (lo k. awrcha ,d c.aud n' otr tlb y l nlit). Tn he tched 'ce lhoe(' ;ll:()t )C ,(tllha d. The hio e o l is wated a trn d (l , a , 'i'oneh is , li, ad tea's or tolls ci .1 !rsincs hal k the prec iol lieht. Lt t 1ne ys oul' g tehink aof thiil, tia thet walk r':a .' .' it) a v:ordi, Ot o . ,liu'n S, I take h;ee' th their, t lest in tlhi most tieanI eventt efli t te, ") f ptplly oe ?tray. ,it here t;lle Mi' s Jgniat and rer or. M ny wheor he.1 i they y a k hee l:( t' t111110 1,', i inl (11 rri,,_' v. ,h.'l E , m iStakie( is Sitheir ,it t'_ ai. r . : it, h wer e rc i ieC1g1inre or iI don stiat!: i . o(:' ,. 'terlly i fler olt''1 I5< h C, o L:ii el or is',-(It to aelsr the mistery that o. ,',i " the life lnesodtel Jtul ase. d it'ues who that tho!r ne:rrw wa. p mistake and o make thir enistenhe a-irtoig misery, htby a little self e.it"l, and patience, forbearatnce, a-d gent lenes., and old ecourtesy, make theoir hoime brighten the gates of Eden. :n1( bring back in the old love that blessed the happy denl days gone by. upposte the wife does not know quite so Iehas you hdo well, you showed your at ju(lgillent wihen you thought her the et among ten thousand ! Or if your hus d is not the most wonderful man in the rld, it simply illustrates the wit and wis Iof the young woman who once thought was, and could not be convinced of the trary! So perhaps you are not so un nly elated after all ; and if one has haa ter opportunities since marriage, then of Imre that one shouhl teach, and cultiwate .encourage the other, and so both jour Ion together,--Hall's H~ealh 1 WAYS OF ENTERTAINING. Iate and I started out for the purpose of king some calls one pleasant afternoon. .st we went to the Misses Juli a and (Cera 's-. who had quite recently returned in tihe city where they had been cultivat etheir musical talents. We were received ih a great deal of demonstration by Julia, 0f course Miss Cora dki the same, for iw'as her sister's echo. iunmediately Julia asked if we noticed iry P'-----'s new hat the previous Sunday. onanswering in the affirmative, sihe said,: ilayt afrght, isn't it ?" Kate replied she It la, i , :.te becomring to Mary. " Your I u d ,',, e ", f " sadlY ,' said J u lia. '" drawls Cora, ,, Julia and I have Iged about it ever since we saw it," and atonce broke forth in a disagreeable ... s ..... con,',. " llow absurd .vi,'- ,. ----totik of singtingr!" ob her a very sweet singer. " Her vooice may be passable but has lafil no culttivation," says Julia. "'That's so," alds Cora. " Why doesn't she go to Boston as we did?" " lave you been able to keep your plants throllghl the winter"' Kate asks. " No indeed, haven't t ied. 1)otn't care for Iliowers imyse.f only in a miiiliner's shop," replied .IJtlia. " Yes, I like to look at flow ers in Ilie shops." 'This from ('or:. We take ~p) the lhotographl album. The first is tlihe likeness ot a gay young man of tihe village. " Isn't he perfectly splelnid ?" slils Julia. "' Yes, the best looking of all tle young inent; and his handls are so whitle,' says ( ora. " ie is lazy, is lie not?" says Kate rather !oittedly. 1" Why no," quickly answers C('ora. " To be sure he is above farming, lbut lie has a charning Slp;i of horses and drives out nearly every d:.ay; of course it takes nearly all otf his time to care for them. min sure I like him mu ich better than that upstart of a George Gordon, just home from college; lie tli:nks lie knows everything now I. sup pose. We ask the young ladies to sing. " \Ve are very much out of practice,'' says hnli;.. But after considerable discussion as to who shall play, and what shall they sing, they begin. ''There are trills and quivers. ending at last with an agonizing shriek, all of which lpasses for good music. ,ate gives me a t ime-to-go look and we takei our leave. At Sarah Gordon's we meet with a cordial reception, and a wel come whliieh seems sitncere. ThIe atmosphere of t le ro:om seems dliflt'rent front the pre viotu.s ,one,. ;he tells us how glad she is to have George home again, oilers to lend her new book senlt tf'on her te unt. When we ask hier to sing ,;hle Ill'iks ito excuses, and really her little imelodeon soun:led sweeter than thee thous:ard doilar piano t,> which we hatd just been listeninig. She passes the fruit dish, and viwile we are discussing the choice apples (:corge comes in. lie ex pr'co;,ss his deli.'ilt that Minnio C. has been p)ersuadled to sing at the coming concert. Whenict we leave S:'rah follows us: to the door, tells ns she has enjoyed our aell in s',ch ia hecrty way that we believe her. Now which way of entrertaining do you like best., kind reader, and which is your method ?- Diirigo Rural. ....... ..-_. - L) . a . . . . THE GAME OF LIFE. Man's life is a game of cards. First it is a "crib-age." Next, he tries to "go it alone," at a short of "cut, shuffle and deal" pace. Then he "gambols on the green." Then lie "raises" the "deuce" when his mother "takes a hand in" and, contrary to IHoyle, "beats the little joker" with her "five." Then, with his 'diamonds" lihe "wins" the "queen of hearts." Tired of playing a "lone hand," he expresses a desire to "assist" his fair "partner," "throws out his cards," and the clergyman takes a ten dollar bill out of him "on a pair." She "orders him up" to to build the fire. Like a "knave" lie "joins" the "clubs," he often gets "high" which is "low" too. It he keeps "straight" he is of tentimes "flush." lIe grows old and "bluff' sees a "deal" of trouble, when at last he "shuffles" off his mortal coil and "passes in his checks." As he is "raked in" by a "spade." life's fitful "game" is ended, and he waits the summons of Gabriel's "trump," which shall "order him up." "AN OCCASIONAL Correspondent" has at length discovered an Elysian abode teem ing with men and women of most singular temperament. She writes: "One of the most extraordinary features in IIawaiian character lies in the ihct that the terrible passion of jealously is unknown among them. It does not exist any more than a thing that was never heard of never had an existence. The IIawaiian women is the most loving of human beings. The HIaw aiian lover, however deeply lie loves her, is never jealous of her. Men may smile upon her, many come and go, but his soul is un ruffled by the green-eyed monster. Native women are not jealous of native women nor of men; husband is not jealous of wife. The native is not inattentive to the wishes of his beloved. lie waits upon her with gallant attention ; in fact, the IIawaiian is so extremely gallant that lie thinks it a glo ry to do housework, if the doing thereof will please his sweetheart." A SCENE IN COURT. A hlaiigha.ll story is related of Dunning, ani E'glis judge. It is said of hliim that fre que:tly, ini the exan:ination of witnesieC. lie oitcn "disllayed: great eoa:rseness, :and drew upon himselt the animadversion of his retlu1re:.'" Oni one occasion, wishing to establish the identity of a party tlrough tihe instru|imentality of an unsophisticated old woman (occupying the witness stand). the fololwing highly amusing colloquy is is s i(d to Iave taken place between I)uluning and thie (old woIlnal : 1)unling.-`"Was he a tall man ' Wite.ss.-"Not very tall, your honor mmuch about the size of your worship's h0onor.'' )luni.-. Wais he good looking ?" \vit.--"Quite coltrary--nuehi like your honor; but with a handsomer nose."' Dun.-l- Did lie squint: '" Wit.--"A little, your worship ; but not so much as your honor by a great deal!'' These replies produced a roar of lauglhter in the court, in which Lord 3anlsfield (Wvho was on the IBeuch) is said to have joined. . . .._. . LEA..N THE VALUE 02 MONEY. A silver doll:r relproseuts a day's work of the laoborer. If it is given to a boy. he lis no idea of what it hasl cost, or of what it is worth. lie would be as likely to give a dollar us a dite lfor a top or aniy otlher toy. But it lhe boy has learined to ce;an his dimes a1nd dollars by the sweat of his face, lie knows the ditlereiice. Hard work is to him a measiure of values that can never be rubbed out of his mind. Let him learn by experience that a huindred dollars represents a hundred weary days' lablor, and it seems a great sum of money. A thousand dollars is a fortume, and ten thousand is almost in conceivable, 'or it is far more than lie ever expects to possess. -Whicii he has earned a dollar, lie thinks twice before he spends it.. lie wants to invest it so as to get the full value of a day's work for it. It is a great wrong to society and to a boy to bring him up to man's estate without this knowledge. A fortune at twenty-one, without it, is al most inevitably thrown away. With it, and a little capital to start on, he will make his own fortune better than any one can make it for him.-Hunt's Merchunts' MIaga z- -c. WOMEN. THE gentleman who kissed the lady's "snowy brow" caught a severe cold, and has been laid up ever since. A KALAMAZOO couple agreed to separate, and the husband broke up housekeeping by smashing $300 worth of firniture. "I HAVE never known but two women who were really perfect," said one French lady to another. "Who was the other I" quietly asked her companion. "Snow us the man," cries an exchange, "who slurs his mother-in-law, and we will vouch that his wife is not a desirable ac quaintance." AN Illinois girl couldn't secure a certificate as a school teacher because she couldn't tell why the hind wheels of a carriage were the largest. A CHICAGO lady, who asked her little son at a fashionable hotel, the other day, if lie knew that "menu" is French for bill of fare, fainted when he replied, "Me nu it." A STRATFORD old lady, who had never been on the cars before, recently rode by rail to New Haven. On her return, being asked what she thought of it, she exclaim ed: "Why, 'taint nothin at all! It's the most m-o-n-o-t-o-n-o-u-s thing ! Why I be lieve that coming b'ck they went through the identical places they did when they went down !" A FEW weeks ago a young lady broke through the ice of a deep skating pond near Toronto, and a young marn rescued her at the risk of his own life. As the half-drown ed girl was recovering consciousness, her agonized father arrived ,n the spot. Taking one of her cold, white hands in one of his own, he reached out his other for the hand of her rescuer, but the young man, realizing his danger, with one frightened glance broke for the woods and was soon lost to view. IHe has not been heard of since, aindl it is sup posed that lie is traveling in the IUnitedc States under the false and hollow name of Smith. OLD MIAIDS. A keen observer of human nature, in ex pressing his opinion on old maids, said lihe is inclined to believe that many of the sat irical expressions cast upon old maids tell more to their credit than is generally im agined. Is a woman remarkably neat in her person ? ''"he will possibly dlie an old maid." Is she Irugal in her expenses and exact i d(loniestic concerns ? "she is cut out for an old maid." If she is kind and human to the animals about her, noth ing can save her from the appellation of an "old maid." In short, it seems as thouighl neatness, nmodesty, economy and hu unanlity were the never-falling characteris tics ot an "old maid." LArERARYI" Scc'Ess.--Pro. Matthews, in ,in essay entitled, " A Peep into Literary wo rkshops," thus discourses on success in literature : The veins. of golden thiollhlit 1do not lie lie upon the surface of t.:e mind ; time and patience are required to work the shafts, and bring out th.e glittering ore. The compositions whose subtle grace has ai perennial charm, which we sip, like old wine, sentence by sentenee and plhrase by phr:ase, till their delicate aroma and exqui site flavor (liffuse themselves through every cell of the brrin, are wrought out, not un der " high pressure," but quietly, slowly, lci.turely, in the dreamy but caressing at mosphere of fancy. 'They are the mellow vintage of a ripe but unforced imalgination. Halt the failures that occur in literature are due, as they are due in art, in business, in every kind of pursuit, to self-conceit in the aspirant, leading him to despise labor, and to fancy that his slightest effort is suf ficient to win success. le' that helieveth shall not make haste.'" )Dr. JOHNsoN was observed by a musical friend of his to be extremely inattentive at a concert whilst a celebrated solo player was runt ing up the divisions and sub-divisions of notes upon his violin. His friend, to In duce him to take greater notice of what was going on, told him the performance was very difficult. "Diflicult, sir," replied the Pocter, "I wish it were impossible." C('URAN was once addressing a jury, when the judge, who was thought to be antag onistic to his client, intimated his dissent from the arguments advanced by a shake ot his head. "I see, gentlemen," said Curren, "I see the motion of his lordship's head. Persons unacquainted with his lordship would be apt to think this implied a differ ence of opinion; but be assuired, gentlemen, this is not the case. When you know liei lordship as well as I do, it will be unnecee sary to tell you that when he shakes his head there really is nothing in it." GOLDEN SHEAVES. Has any sharper thorn, perchance, Assailed thy saddend heart; Come here, where living waters glance, And drink, and healed, depart! -Good character is above all things else. -Never borrow if you can possibly avoid it. -Never listen to loose or infidel conversa tion. -You had better be poisoned in your blood than in your principles. -Love is circumspect, humble, and up right; not yielding to softness or to levity, nor attending to vain things: it is sober, chaste, steady, quiet, and guarded in all tho senses. -The useful encourages itself; for the multitude produce it, and no one can dis pense with it; the beautiful must be encour aged; for few can set it forth, andt many need it. --"Lust having conceived, it blingeth forth sin." Sin hath its conception, andt that is delight; then its tormation, and that is design; then its birth, and that is action; then its growth. and that is custom: thenl its end, and that is damnation. -Lying supplies tlhose who are addicte; I to it with a plausible apology for every crime, and with a supponsed shelter from ev cry punish ment. It corrupts the early sitnpl: city of' youth ; it blasts the fairest 1blossom.. of genius ; and %wiil, most a.-sm:rely, cont teract every eflort by which we may hoIle to improve the talents and mature thlie \i:r tucs of those whom it infcest..