E HOMEP CIBCLE.
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
"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
----- --.-"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
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
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
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.
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