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I[ARVEST DA YS. The harrest days are fairly here, - The whcieat is ripe land yellow, onllles round the season of the year W'ith h:irve-,t-app'es mellow. ']he harvest-shc:ves we cut Iandt bilnd shall hold a hidden meaning; ;Each boy t mnodern luth ,shall find, 'To follow with her gleaning. 'There's laughter in 11he happy fields, Within the sunrn glare Iblinding; The teeming carth abundance yields l'nto the toiler's hindiig: It riplles in the rustling corn, \VWith music running over, At shady eve, tand in the morn, A-past the new-mown clover. What need tihe boy or girl to care For Fortune, false and fickle, When he can cut, andi she can share, Earth's riches with the sickle? 11e works, she talks, and does her part (The sun is westward creeping) ; They sow, witi most unartful art, The seed for future reaping. Ah! life is full of harvest days, o(f headed grain and growing, We cut its wheat and bind its maize When we have finished mowing; And little need we heed, forsooth, Its dark. inconstant weather, If only harvester and Rtuth May share the fields together. -Newu York Clipper. THE FIRST SHIRT-BUTTON. Young Charley Overblower married about a month ago, and when be came home from iris wedding tour he and his pretty little wife, Emma, took possession of a charming flat up town. Early one evening, after they were thirly settled, and the last of Emma's ,isters had been induced to conclude her visit., (harley proplosed to Emma that they should go to the theatre. The wife assent ed, and both began to ai'end their toilets. Ii b few moments Charley said : *-Darling, I ant sorryto trouble you ; but really I think I shall be obliged to ask you to sew a button oi this shirt." 'Ofcourse, why not?" said Emma, de lightedl at a chance to show her skill. She took the garment, seated herself, and said: "I can't remaember, for the life of me, where I lit those buttons. Charley, look in that box and see if you can find one." Charley looked itn the box, which was a (ase of ptr'flme bottles, and not findins, the desired article, he concluded le would not bother Emma for fitrther information, and milemt a b(itton front another shirt. ."Now, Charley," said Emma, "look in the top bureau drawer, and get me a paper of :ecite. acud a spool of white cotton-be sure to get the white cotton." Charley found in the top bureau drawer a copy of Tennyson-he remembered it well, aud picked it up and looked at the marginal marks and comments; deilr affectionate lit tle girl that she was !--and more perfttme btQtles, and a pattern of a Ftordie f'inmer overskirt, and the beginning of a sofa-cush ion, and various other things, but no needle or cotton. Then lie remembered that he had a tfiey "housewife" that he had bought trotm a girl at a fair, and he got needles and cotton outt of that. "Thank you,dear," said Emma, and she began to stitch vigorously, humnling a dreamy Itali:anl air. Presently she said: "Oh, Charley, won't you bring me the scissors? I think they're in my writing desk. I had them there to-day cutting a poem out of a PIlper. STh'le scissors were not in the writing desk, for on the mantel, nior in the top bureaut drawer, nor in the case of perflulme bottles, nor even in the receiver; so Charley drew on his "housewife" again. Emma took the scissors, snipped the thread, and exclaimed. "'flhre, darling. Aid nw mtik~ tuste, or we shall be late." Charley wriggled into the garment, attid then put up his hands to button the band at the back, but no button was there. ''Wthy, Emn,'? le cr'ie l. ."¾werelia thunder diid you sew that buttton ?" - ."Oh, Clharley, ain't yot asmtatned"' said isife. ,Where are youreyesa ," "Ift they were In the bhik of th:y 1tid," a'lnwopred Charly, ''perhaps I told se that button.,' t L.nlma raised herself on her titkdit, aud -Cked at. the band. "Why, that's strantge !" she said. "Take it off and let me look at it.'' The shirt was inspected thoroughly, and I the button was found neatly and deftly sewed on just beneath the tag of the shirt bosom, so as to button to that appendage in a most eleganit mantier. "Well, by Jove !" exclaimed Charley, "if I didn't know any more about sewing on a button than thiat, I wouldn't get mar-I'd learn how." "You were going to say you wouldn't have got married," cried his wife, putting on her hat hastily and bursting into tears. "Where are you going?" demanded Char Icy, savagely. "I'm going home, and I'll get a separation from you and your old shirts; that's where ['in going," blubbered Emma. "I thought you wanted the button there to fasten to your what-you-call-'ems." It took Charley an hour to pursuade Em ma that it she went homle there wouldn't be strawberries and cream enough to go round, and she could get all she wanted at Delmon leo's, and he'd pay for it. NEVER FORGET ANYTHING. A successful business man told me there were two-thinlgs which he learned when lie was eighteen, which were ever' afterwards of great use to him, namely, "never to lose anything, and never to forget anythiing." An old lawyer sent him with an important paper, with certain instiuctions what to do with it. "Byut," inquired the young man, "suppose I lose it. what shall I do then ?" The answer was with the utmost emphasis, "You must not lose it !" "I don't mean to," said the young mlan, "but suppose 1 should happen to ?" "But I say you must not hap pen to; I shall maike no provision for any such Occurence.; ydu niust not lose it !" This put a new train of thougllt into the young man's mind, and he found that if he was determined to do a thing he could do it. He made such a ptovislon agaiinst every contin gency that he ,,iever lost anything, Hie tound this equally true about forgetting. It a certain matter of iniiiortance was to be reimcmb'ed, hi. piimetilt down dri his mind, fastened it the .iai alltde it stay. -IIe used to say, "'Whelnii a man tells mI tiiht lie forgot to do somethlng~ I tell him lhe might as well have said, 'I did not care enough about your business to takd the trouble to think of it again." I once had. an .intelligent young man in my employment, who deemed it a sufficient exctlsd tdr nlegleetung any impor tant task to say, "I forgot it." I told hiln' that would not answer. If he was sufý ficiontly 1iterestetl,-he Would be careful to remember. It was because lie (lid not care enough that lie forgot. I drilled him with this truth. IIo worked for ime three years, and during the last of lthe tiree lie wits ut terly changed ili this respect. lie (lid not forget a thing. Iis forgetting, lie found, was a lazy and mcareless habit of the mind, whic lie cured.-C'qr. Country Gentleman. THE JUVENILE BATHER. At nooni yesterday a polieceman found a boy bathing in a slip near the toot ot Ran dolph street, and he called to the lad to come out and be arrested like a lman for breaking the ordinance. "Is it lagi tile oiAjunance for a boy to fall into the river ?" queried the bather. "No sir, but you are naliked." "Does the law say tlut a boy has got to have his clothes on wlhen lhe falls in P" "The ordinance prohibits bathing here, and now you come out. "Is it bathing when a feller cuts his foot on apiece of tin, knocks his head agin a beam and swallows four cattish and a gob of inud ?" 'I want you," called the officer. '"What for ?" called the boy. "I command you to come out." S"1 can't come," sorrowfully answered the ,bather. "The real truth is, I jumped in here to rescue a drowning female, but her hair pulled off and she's at the bottom. As.I Iave no witness; I Cansn't go to trial." "I'll 3bring you out!" growled the offleer, as he mande for a boat, hut the boy diinp ,petred and wa~ seen no. more. While the offlioer was :looklng under the wharf, the half (f a good-sized ,and pile id ldow, thed back of his neck and into his bootsi: and a mauicoa,;fiufpiitir volee waa':eard s ylng; .: "My gshtlj s on' Iind side ator6, breces turned round, and this vest is wrong end tip, but I feel aseclean as a new stamp from. the post office," and lor ! what an appetite m I've got for p)op-corn balls." st KilrPIx(C her house well, and making the littJe world over which she rules happy, s fitialful, beautiful, the womanly woman has neither time nor inclination for the 'life of n out-door glaring publicity which so many , of the sex affect at the present time. What ti ambetion she has goes toand well-beingfame of her husband, and to the future success of b her sons. She feels that it is a far more blessed thing to be the wife and mother of heros than a "personage" on her own nac count, and that the glory cast by the man whose name she bears is brighter and more ir sufficing than any with which she is able to surround her own name. She does not want tl to make speeches on platforms, to be a lead- ci er of movements, to talk arrogant nonsense Ii on difficult subjects, but she helps her hus- a band in his study, in his laboratory, in his d studio ; and many a man has owned much v of his fame and success to his quiet and si lent aid as he has owned to his own native o power. ----- --.-"a b--- A PAPER states that "it is not good taste for young men to stay after ten o'clock when visiting young ladles." Whereupon the "devil" of tha Dci Quoin T-ibune adds that he "never noticed any difference in the taste after ten o'clock." IJUMIITY has this consolation. It finds c that4he greatest mintds have had the least d conceit; that Shakespeare bent down from v the imperial height , f his intellect to, be a taught by a clown, to be informed by a r milkmaid; that Socrates, in his celebrated r voyage in search ofknowledge, with his per- s petual questions concerning the cause of r things, found that knowledge in ,a. work- r man's shop which he could not find amongst c the schools of the professors or philoso- 1 phers; that Newton coampared himself to a child who, playing on the seashore, inad l picked up a shell and a stone there, and r thought them pretty, but knew no more of t them. The bullet of steel it, worn smooth a and polished when it has passed through the' gizzard of an ostrich. The most' conceited young prig who ever lived will find his level when brought to the riude experience of the world. A VALUABLE ' EDrTOrIIAL PosITION.--Ii answer to imany ilqtuiries we would, state that we have nib vacancy at present in, 'our office, but a prospective one; the young man who has charge of the "reception < rcular" depairtment, and rec jives the,) proposi tion to advertisewashing machines, pump. kin seeds, cabinet organs, plants. patent I medicines, sewing machines, lawn mowers, bluing, bee hives, medicated apple sauce, I etc., one quarter paayable in advertising and I the other in cash, who has occupied the po- 1 sition for three months, has acqulted a for- s tune and will soon retire. I The positirn, owing tb favorable con- I tracts made with the junk dealers of the 1 country to take at oone cent per pound the above circulars of newly-established ad- f vertising agencies, inquiring rates and cir- 1 culation, and the fact that the young man is I allowed the whole of these as the salary ot his position, renders it one for which the I rapid attaining of ai competency is without I a parallel,--Boston Commercial To'aoellcr. IT Is truly said by some one, that the mysteries of matrimonmy should be expllored, with great care. While the bond is only a bann knot it can be easily untied, and the , consequences are simlply a few tears, an1 hour of parting, amid a flesh wound in the heart that is quickly healed. But. when the priest puts his hand on the beau knot and converts it into a marriage tie, themi the "rlcher or poorer," the "better o' worse," adnmits of no compa omise. WVI should judge men by their actions ratlher tlhan by their tlheories. A mant's ac tions are the best enterpreters of hts thoughts and feelings. Coinparstively few me are able to express in words, tully and justly,thoe state of their hearts; but every man can 'act in iharamony with hlis feeling I if he will. Men act.hypocriticeaily. it is tcue. T''hey find It easier, however, to bend their IppflC intt deceptive formis tthan to bend their actions thus. Hienee, when t!eet61s a dlspositLoaan:to deeeive, a manI's aectionsl are not so ript~6 be fitl'iy at variance with hiis real feeling s as his words are. - ---W .ip .0. -m r --* --- I ,.,iA. -;--IpO!== EVER~.y an of senlse and refineme!t ad mires a woman as a woman ; and, when she steps out of this character, a thousand things that In their appropriate sphere would be admired, become disgusting and offen sive. The appropriate character of a wo man demands deci'acy of appearance and manners, reflnement of sentiment, gentle ness of speech, modesty in feeling and ac tion, a shrinking from notoriety and public gaze, aversion to all that is coarse and rude, and an instinctive abhorence of all that tends to indelicacy and,.impurity, eiteler in principle or action. Thpse are the traits which are admired and sought for in a wo 'tnl, A noY came down Linwood Avenue on the rush, a few nights since, and, in air ex cited Rmanner, said that there were a lot of lights in the Jewish. burial-grounid. Half a dozen scientific men, four loafers and a dog started off to see them. The grave-yard was as such places are. "What are the lights ?" asked a big man of the boy. The youngster backed off to a safe dis tance, and yelled out; "Underground; they are Israelites I" He than ran for his life. INVENT every possible anilsemeilt to keep your boys, happy at home evenings. Never mind if they do scatter books aiid pictures, coats, h:ts and boots! Never mind if they do make a noise around you witl .their whistling and hurrahing! We wohlQ .tand aghast if we could have a vision of the young men gone to utter destruction for the very reason' that, having cold, disagreeable, dull, stift firesides at home they sought amuse ment elsewhere. The influence of a loving mother or sister is incalculable. Like the circle formed by casting i stone into the water, it goes oh and oil thrdugh a man's whole life. Circumstances and worldly plearsures may weaken the reliitfinbtance for a time, but each touch upoi' the chord of memory will awaken the 'old time music, and her face, her voice, and her loving words will come up before hbih like a revelktion. FAsCINlix o female mlusic teacher to ad miring young gentleman;putl --"'"ry that again, Mr. C---;? Pupil-"l)o, Ra, DMe-" Teacher~ 'That woin'<db1. TYou dodt't-ohl on to Me long enough.",' 'Pupil(wistfully) --"I ivisli I had ah hance tod" "ENcounrims the yeung poet,"---E,. Yes, encourage him. We wrote l)oetry ouce oin selves, but we were not encouraged, Wbhen we submitted a fourteen-page poem. to a publisher, be said the measure was defective. We offered to write ten more pagesaund give him full measure Without extra charge, but lie didn't encourage us. He snid many of the lines lacked the reqmuisite'nutrberot feet, and we proposedilto seratcch 'off seventeen more feet of the'stuffon the spot, so that he might add a foot here and there where it wbold do the most good, but lie didn't en courage 'us. Hie made a motion 'to put a loot where it wouldn't have done us any particular good, and we went 'away from there without making any more propositions. Something told us that It it ild 'be tin healthy to linger around there any longer. But W~e subsequently sold our poem. We got two ednts 1a pound for it, and the purch aseir dlhln't grumble about a lack of "'i·nas ure" br "fdet;" either'. Hlie seemed to appre ciate the production; but the careless rman ner in which he jammed it into an old bag was not calculated to encourage a yuong poet.-No6rtstown Herald. GOLDEN SHEAVES. There's only a few 'yeait left to love, Shall we waste them in idle strife? ihqll we trample nMler our ruthless feet The.se beautiful blossome, rare and sacee, lty the dusty way of life? -We can hardly Idarn humanity and teci derncss enough, except by sufferling. -Necessity may be the mother of inven ton. bitt the father of the thing is lazibess. -"Iusults," says a niodern pliilosoph!er, "are lke counterfeit money. We 'can not bhlnder tlier being otffeed,; but we ai 'e not goilpelled to t:'kt then.'" -Don't waste ~lfe 19 doubts iald fears' slr , pen yourse!( on thie vWork befor, you, wel as sured th:a thm right performan :e of (lhis hour's duties w\ill be thme :ekt preparitloli for thie hours or ages that follow it.