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!(o tole etic1"ltf .ti1 no ho".',b :u ht or soA, 44 I i~ttch or C bnIj:ire 'AIt' the COIltCnlt: so ruire 111' the fliV',titii'd air' OUiun editor's tabl)C. (I! c(ln~htIOS Ottul me \'hut nlOni I.iu . o: rhy nle, .zhlohing billow on billow (It, other nien'S woes J1.(('olu1ItO iii pri -u' \Vrittefb, uv'rY one know., 'Ne:ith the droop of the willow- -pul C~aY slid v'Cr-C, AInd, whamt i~ filr wreC, LOTUS \ vrie t ciii'l)1),? In stacks anul inll i0C. - \'oruls stretching Ibr imils, on ('lpi'r s 'l Wiles 411), edlitor stei 011, ed itor innld No xnuui iin the city, \\,hut ~ithi rcituints utnd rhuuuuu~g. wVith wvriting iiit dbonIIn, 'Aith eceki:nu and shut uil.x. So lice-is the. wohl I'N *ltý WLLD) OATS. ,When nal the wV' I;d l young, 1Id, .Aud all Ihe tree; are green, And e:ery goose a wVan, l:a , And e'Vcry luss a Itqu(1 n, I; 'Then Ily, for boot a1! hIr i'se,. lad; Andl rounid the world away; Young love ~1ut halive it. course, lad, And every'dog his laZy'. Whcn all tl.&wOTrld.is old, lad, And all the treesare bipw1in, And tll the sport isL.t:ile, lad, And ll thl1e wheel 1 r,.1 down: (',reep home zand take your phlaco there, The spent and 1iiflilIincd among God grnlt you i'Ild a thee( therO'·. Ion loved W.h]10e you Were young. ' And 'tis but too true that nearly all our young uIen sow "wild ,oats," or, as it is ex i]rese(l in Iloly Writ,,L thy "sotv to the waild andl reap the wvlirl .~tid," and wiIen the fearf.ll harvest is weill nigih .)Cent gladly do they Cre.p hlone to linsd a place aonCg11 t.,,se they have so crutilly hurt by their waywardness. Why is it that. sons and brotliers grow up t'eeling that they nmust do om[et1hing wild a111 di': ilti-ted ere tlh(ey set tle down to business; for they all expect to stop some day, and, tur-ning theuhielves about, to Ib men. Yet why, I say, will they lelilera'yly put such dark blots upon their lives, why will they try to stand so near a powder magazine with a lighted match il their hands, and trust to luck to save them. Why do they spend years in dissipation, just lite years. too, when they ,should be torming business habits, gal niig kilow\'ledge and ex pariece, altl forming their life pla:us. Why do they care so little to bring grief and sor tow to a father's heart, the burning blush of siatue to .n sister's fair cheek, :nd to caultse.tL loving mother's eyes to be. dilmled with weeping. "'Sowing. hit wild oats'-aye, sow.bg them deep hilt ' heart of a mother, to blossom in feItrs, Ai.l shadow with grief the decline of her years. 'sowing h:s wild oats,' to silver the head Of the sire wl.o watched his llrst pulse throb with joy," And who.e voice went to'heaven in prayer for his boy. Owi'.ig his.wil oats,' to spring up and .hek : 'he flowcers in the gariiien of a sister, whose love h Ls pure tand :s bright as the blue sky above.'' !hiy .ow , ucth seed broadcast, knowing tO Well t!in the :t vest will only bring oiis try and 'ru1: ; why start upon a rdad they know is dangerous, and it they would be 'ekC they know they must retrhce their steps aulstart anew, and how oftelt, oh, how ti y, ~ihet thtey.,wov d btr 1actMk they .artp mired in the quicksands of si. and so give u?, torecver lost. Not long ago I read a poem, c:lisd 'i 'i(~lctc. to Sell," and it is so lutll ot' tiuth that I will copy it verbatim. It 'ur bthat y nuy.4,tle 'eptders of the IIs-, b lretl\ e.'e* e tii 1t7, pray that!'it haay strike deep into some wandering heart mad awabke hiWin to his true cotditiou: .here's aroad all completed in perfect condition, iuuug itruht, without turn, from the earth to . re traile garting outevery hqur in the day, Iherer" is roon for aiil soula that are going that way; I the depots are acattered bropl:a3t o'er the laapd; There are men, everywhere, whto await your comn. mand, .With tickels to sell: tickets to setll Tickeut to ticket 3 on thronug) to Uell. There's a first-class ticket; a glass or old wine! And Blacchus smiles up fron the ' nectar divine;' D)rink it, young lian, drink it! its a No. I pass! It will carry you through to perdition first-class. You will enlter the palace car-h ! butii the end Ioto you and the streel sot will be t!~e same, friend: Tickets! lir.t, .econd and third class to ell . Tlickets to ticket you through to elel. Third and second-ale, whisky, runt, brandy and beer, Cheap as dirlt-come and buy! they are all for sale here. Are you troubled with baggage ! No matter, you know It will lessen and lighten the further you go. Is the road safe ? Yes, friend; buy a ticket, and you ('aunot fail of the station you're ticketed to:. 'l'ickets to sell ! tickets to sCll! They'll see you safe through to p~l'dition and Ilell. Swift, swift from the highlands of peace, truth and light, D)own, down through the marshes of mildew and blight, T'Ihro.ugh the tunnels of sorrow, of terror and pain, Through the lowlands of shame, and o'er poverty's plain; Through crime, grief and sin, to the valley of death, Doth the engine speed down with its hot, scorching breath: All nitotrd! lWait-show mec your ticketl u'is well; It will carry you through to desiruction and Heil." And tall ! how many young me.ni buy tick ets which land them, often ere they reach their prime, on the swampy lowlands of dest.ruction. Hlow Imany spend their time at the gamblinig table until the love of it grows upon them wvitlh its powelrfll fascina tion so strong that they cannot of them selves break loose; and( so filally, alfter drifting, circling and eddying with the cur rent, they are drawn into the vortex of the seetlhingi maelstrom and go down forever, ofteni, too, in full view of those who love them so dearly yet are unable to save tkhetu. Liquor lhas been called "a vanipire, faften big oil the pain of bleeding hearts and, child ren shrill ; it is a foe to virtue, rtruth and learning, the bane of age, the snare of youth and. the pest of honest men." There are a host of different vices, and a thottsand platlls, crooked and shady, for the feet of the un wary ; inyriads of temptations, in the nmost seductive forms, for the weak and irresolute; yet all can be overcome, and the youngnlau. mlly and can walk forth ,from the lire of temptation, sin a(nd dissipation, firm antd upright in hit manhood, with scarce the smell of tire on his garments. . Young mneti! at all hours, at all times and in all places, you are sowing the seed, and when the har vest comes as you have sownso shall you reap. Are you 'Sowing thile seed of a lingering pain, Sowing the seed of a nmaddened brasi , Sowing the seed of a tarnished nattl Sowing the seed of eternal shame- Ah! sure will the harvest be! If such be the seted you are scattering abroad, stop ere you go too lar; retrace your steps and come into the open sunlight, a man int every sense of the word. Be not brutes, nor n make yourselves beasts,, but "Quit yourselves like meni." PANDORA. A LOW VOICE IN WOMAN. Yes, we agree with (that r5ld pbet Wvho said that a low, soft voice was an " excel lent thing in 'oriham." Indeed, we ·eei iln clined to go much further than he has on the subject and calLit one of her aowntiu.. charms. Xo matter what other attractions she may have ; she may be its fair as the 'Trojan Hlelcli aid' is leairnecl as!the fiihot0is Ilypathia bif ancient times; she mwhy .live all the aceomplishments consitlered requi, site at the preseut day, and eavery v'ucatci tag~e thit xwe;ath call prpcure, and lyet, f site lacks a low, sweet voice, "she ani' never te really c . di it!!h, l gow Often the sp, !0 beauty is rudely broken by -coarse, loud talking. 1low often you are irresistibly' drawn to a plain, unassumitig' iAyni.t whose soft, silvery tones render her posi tivty Atintmlzt i e. Besides facd tlimill#[Bý' judge of the chulr:Icter by the voice; the bland, smooth, fawniing tones seeul tq be token deceit and hypocrisy as iiinarialy as thed tiiusical subdued voice indlcates g.epuipe relinemeit. In the social circle, ,how.pleai alit it is'to hear a i.orl.itl talk: TA .titlit Y. key, which ''always chalracteriz¶a thlt true lady. "hi t sanctuary aet hogi.eh, w such a voicQ ~fgotl 4,tJe fr' bp414. and cheers the weary husband. hIow sweetly its cden c'flc its thr6ugh the sick chawtber and around the dyiig bed ; wiL4. what sol enll melody do tly! . breathe a prayer for `the lepartiug soul. Ahl, yes, al low, soft voice is certainly "l an excellent thing in womnlan." - ~-~-- -- MEESTE-AR STEPHENS. IIon. Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia. now in the United States Senate, is very fieble :and almost helpless. Secing him car ried to and from his chair, his old friends are reminded of scenes both'grave and gay in which lie tigured In the days of his prime. A correspondeht of the Pailadelphia Press tells this story of an amusing blunder the statement once made in Washington. and which was the cause of considlerable annoy ance: About twenty-tive years nao Senator Ed ward Everett and M. ide Sartiges, the French minister, resided in adljleelt houses 011 G Street. One evening, as the guests invited by M. de Sartiges to a dinner arrived, Mr. Stephens came in evening dress. Tihe po lite Frenchuman, not having invited the Rep resentative from Georgia, asking him if he desired to converse with him. "No, thauk you," replied Mr. Stephens. 3M. de Sartiges vwent to his dining-room, and told hii butler not to announce dinner until that little gentleman in the parlor had gone. After waiting a quarter of an hour, with, the knowledge that his good cheer was being spoiled, ho again approached Mr. Ste pheus, saying, "Mr. Steven, would you like to see me about somnethuing ?" "No sir.'" And the disconsolate host walked alnway with a gesture of despair. Mr. Stephens said to the gentlemanl, with whom he was talking, " What does that im pertinent little Frenchman uiean by think ing that I want to talk with him?" •' That," was the reply, " is our host you. know. Maybe lie invited you to have a lit tle ch1:ht before dinner." " Our host ! why I camne here to dine with Senator Everett, of Massachusetts !" The joke was too good to be kept, and af ter Mr. Styeplens had left the guests at the French legation in a roar, he created anoth er hearty laugh in Mr. Everett's drawing room next door. I;ARD TIMES. C. C. Lord T vrihiiig to the Germantouin' Tclegrapli says : I lhave revolved the tlieme and have come to the conclusion there are such things as real hard, thouglh not necessarily hopCless, timeis-timed not attributable to the slack coisciousness of the sufifering individuals. Buit the want of temporal meuaii alone doesn't litako hard flines. I see mien iling froml hand to mouth , who are almost or quite ,talways shabby and poor, but they knb\w nothing of real hard times. They are not oilly sleek and ftt inl 1les1, but are al ways more ready to greet the world with a jest and a smile, than many others who' car ry mqncy in their pockets find wear clean linen ev ery day. T he only hard times these shabby ones appear to know is when a lllua deinalids their labor .one hour after they have secured the inmeits of supplyi' g their ,.anaterial waintsfor the iimmnediate present. 'Like happy tramps, they have no adversi ties, foir they have nothing to lose, aiid lav ing all the snii-lihit, "i'i, e:ise ilid' sensuous (gratificationi the anumal nat'iure panty for, lide is Fo tlheni little elso thau at prolouned liol Thlere may be men of noble Tidilv dual ambition, who are ~,g..oirfially 'rclitd to rthelmselves asAo, titadr.J'ady practical ae cou.it Q'f tlteir ctcu!r!ustmes and ,surrottii). ,ings; and scapp thi soul.tr'ial- that atilict the consciousness of so many hlullthmii beings; )utrtIxhleptlfiOis are not -otrstant tyheholnCatal I ktiorv ltien who vanit manis: I will nom ,say they want employmeint, oir they are never idcIl.,, ;Thelvy :!ee lio q how er up'U of otldi 'tilthy lucre" which the great .%otkbrieead tizes:as:a .studi circu(lating itnedltmli, anId .E~i ktMvt.tdged .,t-,la ' iti'rirles. 'Ti'ey want to ti yv i~,il lir, 1 .. , ett1,i' beauty;i ; 9Iis dotii lu' nd v , for «i t oit these fn! gh9 .timel are ard,, ar4 tr9 wýor:, O.,jysgt ,tlnai tbiaia itlirt)thwe t ldoMg Of ii9; .ptdh8Pshll(eer*. ;The aspiration of their hearts makes' thiem look4ifrkward longaglyg;4o..bappy inglatht iNgs:'6t luscioti :ilfud liid-abut Ifruitp wlh. too o ,tei are nidped in tl~e bud b tlh f1' sts of ~ #to. emlurIy j4de i *tientc ,, , 1t 'aqri sources of labor remuneration are neitheor constatut nor rloh enough a or;dfAtheg'were, the lack of adaption would still practically annul tlheir realizations. The song-bird can not be a pack-horse, nor cans you yoke the dove to plow like an ox. Unless society can accept what these have, or promise to pos sess. as a "sufficient recompense of reward" for what they may in necessity demand of it, their times will be too hard for the en durance of a frail materiality. Not to draw this picture too strongly, there is a multitude of souls who in some degree or other cannot become callous to their circumstances. Others may secure decent food, clothing and shelter, and con gratulate themselves that they don't care for the wealth and vanity of this world. But these, though thankful for common blessings, still feel their hungry hearts cher ishing some fond desire, some sweet hope, some happy though trembling expectation of a prospect that repeatedly dwindles into t. forlorn speck, because society does not ren der up what it might, if; it would only study its duties better. ' 'And often one poor light that looks divine Is all one soul seeketh along the ground; There are no more to shine When that one thing is found. If it by worthless what then shall sufllce? The lean hand grips a speck that was a spark, The heart is turned into ice, And all the world is dark.'' ABOUT WOMEN. "Bear's ear" is one of the newest hi4gs tcr a silk dress. Np man ever got married without SQIne body calling him a fool. Many ladies of tashion in Paris powdqr their stockings with gold dust. 'I'Tae "Raven" is the name of a popl)utr dressing for the hair. A very appropriate, name for Poe-made.. A spinster hady remarked the other day that she could go alone at six months. "Yes," said her hatetul young half-brother, "and you've been going it alone ever since." At the recent election in Denver, GoL, the married ladies almiost invariably gave their husbands' initials, and one of them wanted to vote for her husband, "who couldn't come," she said. They sat in the parlor, and he squeezed her hand. "Oh, would that this hand were mmine!" ihe sighed. "'Why ?". she simpered. "Because if it were iilne I could knock bul locks down witl it quicker'n with a sledge hammer." The last seen of that yongi man lie was, tryinig to climb on the top of the house by aid of the water spout. II!x FisrT LoviE.--' Did I over love any other girl ?" repeated a prospective bride groom in answer to the tearful query of his intended. '" Why, darling, of course not; how could you ask such a question ? YoU are my first, my only love. This heart knew no wakening until the sunshine of your love streamed In and woke it to ecsta sy," And then he kissed her tenderly, and went home and said to hinself; " I mltnt hurry them things outer the. way right off, or there'll be a row," and collected together fi great pile of letters, writcen in all kliunl of -femiiiine hands, with lots of faded flowers had p!iotograpi; s find locks of mhair and Lilts of laded ribomu,,.~ll "other things, and whens the whole collection hi.d been ecrauulntpd in-. to the grate, he drew a deep sigh, and said I to hlnself: 'r There goes all that's le.it of' Oto!rteel undyi4g loves-let 'ern flicker." Eatdiange, GL...'N' SHEAVES. lie liveth long v.io livittlh helli S Alrtele i. being tfhing Wavy; ! le li.ve.th loggett ltaocal u; tell Q, f true things truly don uae:i day. --Bel Idud to all, nmei. -MIle timt do.s not honor . thtler and mother is uiworithy.the nuame of man. -Tirtt!btlitarlis should be a part of 'ev ery mithiit tiompnosiltl .'.' S'tlid thob'I (thotih' T'iod accept til ain) et towatl men are little beitteir thin k(ood hiredaili tft, pt they ble put Iii lt. --7.ne rpy of light.fromt the stere tl ýppia} is .Ln istilttly ..tte y gtuide to mana o)ytr lit' s nl~gteriquts ~4ea, than tim e uQst itgenitoi s 3'4su of tog-b1S.ps 'er oiyetited. Sk'orthityle i tie, gtikdt Mn!;j suip441 t of o't . i t vifkrl . ,; 'itI l;Q cotturýger ;Ltie t. t} willi careilnp i tetmly to i dttiu;y J adfl Ith Ula , 'thh.,';hlrter of a truly wor;hy mnmn.