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rs-t a1d g.ay mill and babbling brook, 1','at ,(r-)tdlhind s.eeit with tonIt, pt reeds banw an I 5heltercrCl rook, Tiey drified slow along; A.d l they heard not the Nong of tie bird or anre:rm, l'lhey aws not the sky w..~ blue; lt all that was bright in the morning light, 'a.hv kcewt-they knew. II.-NOON. Tirotigh r:l.ny ,as hazy mist of enro. Throtgh nooin-,uay toil well borne, 'hr,'ugi gltadsome joys that both might share, .hey drifted sihc( tithe morn; Anld they llvdeo.d r;ot hIke bribr. and thorns ..l weed' that r)ound them grew; .at hit had in hand they still might stand, ,,e; }klw-thtey knew. Ill.-NIG! T. rlorugh landi, aglow with sunset. bright, 'Through valec, oif tileS aid tears, Tire" P',, ,rl-their sc:nt locks gleaming w'hite Witlh the whiteness f the y"ears. mtd they hIededl not the Ieaper's tread, Nor felt that the night-wind blew; .tt that halnd in hland they still might stand, .'nec knew--they knew. INTERRUPTED TABLE TALK. The other veunin" the Rev. Mr. P hilacter ta down at the tea table withi a very thioughlflti a:ii, anad attended to the wants of hi; brood in a verQy . .abstracted manner. P1'r1c(nly he looked up at %is wife and said : '-The Apostle l'aul-'" ''Got ai awful lump on the head 'safter lool)" )i'roik( il thile pastor's eldest son, layiig base iball. Bat, flew out of striker's lands when I was iunpire, and cracked me right above the car. an' (Iropp)ed me. HIurt? Gully !' and the lad shook his head in dis Ianl but expressive pantomime as he tender ] mIrltbed a: lumnp that looked like a billiard ball with huair on it. The pastor gravely pauetl for the interruption, and resumed : ''Thie Apostle Paul-"' '-Saw Mr1s. O'Gherminiue down at Green buni's this afternoon, said his eldest tlaugh tr, :lddre:sing her mother. "She had the ame old everlasting black silk, made over with a vest of tilleiu- grecnl silk, coat-taiil ba.que pa ttert, over.skirt made with ding aal odhis in Grunt, edged with deep fringe, Iyllow straw hat with black velvet facing inside the brinl, and pale blue ilo .w.rs. Sthe's going to (hiengo." The ,rood mniinister waited patiently, and then, in tones just a shade louder than be fore, said : "The Apostle l'aul--" "Wenut in swimmin' last light with Harry and lent, pop, and stepped on a clam shell," eclaiumed his youngllst sot, cut . my feet so I can't weal' ly shoes; and, please, ilmay I stay home to-n.irrow ?"' The pastor informed his son that he could :tay away from the river, and then resumed uis topic. lie said : "The Apostle Paul says-" "'My teacher is an awful liar," shouted the seond son; "hlie says the world is as round Is an oralm e, .nd it turns round all the I:imne taster than a circus nlar can ride. 1 guess ie aint got llmuch sense."' The mother lifted a warning finger at the boy and said "Sh," and the father resumed: "The Apostle Pauls says--" "Don't bite off twIce as much as you can chew," broke out the eldest son, reproving the assault of his little brother on a piece of cake. The pastor's face showed just a trille of annoyance as he said in very firm decided tones: "The Apostle Paul says-" "'l'here's a lyv in the butter !" shrieked the Youngest hopeful of the family, and a gen eal laugh followed. When silence was res tored the eldest daughter, with an air of tUriosity, said : "Well, but, pa, I really would like to "ttow what the Apostle Paul said." "Pass me the mustard," said the pastor, absently. Then the committee rosenand the Senate wentinto executive session, and soon alter adjourned.-Bartlington (Vt.) Free Press. A XODEBN ZVANGELIINE. The story of Evangeline is repeated with w"onderful fidelity in all its details in the ex l*rienee of a young French girl, a resident of Marseilles. She was engaged to a sailor, ta whom she was to be married on his re !trn from a voyage to New York. He did not return, and, afier a yeur, she got ia belth as stewardess' assistant on one of the IHavre steamllers, to conli: lheli in searchll of him. On the pa-=age a rich American lady hb carne interested in her story., and resolved to help her find out her lover. In Neov York she learned tlhat he had gone to Canada. 1;pr months i~he travueled about the D)ominion, sonietimnes close on his track, and maain losing, every clew as to his whereabouts. She returned to New York, and one day, while standing at :t Broatlwav crossing, waiting her turn to get across, s he saw the object of her long search on the other side. She shrieked his iname .and ran' into the mihlle of tine street, but a police man caught her and saved her trotn the wheels of the string of vehicles. "A ugels of God there were none," anti she \never again saw the Gabriel she had so long sought and so nearly found, She learned then that he had sailed for San Francisco, and so went overland to ('al ifornia to meet. him. Arrived on the Pacific coast, she found ,that her lover had Ifallen overboard just outside the Heads and been drowned. 1leanwhile, the young man, dressed in sailor's clothes, w'as cast ashore on the beach, carried to the coroner's office, and, not being ideiitiiedl, was interred in the public cemetery. A water-sodden pocket bsok was taken from the dead man, which contained only a few letters written ill IFrenmch and unaddressed. Tie girl, hearinth of this, wept to the coroner's olice alnd I found that (he letters were tiers. The waves c haid l ardily aiid partially recotnpehsed her devotid search, and she was abi to tilid the grave of her loaýer.-Ncw Y owk JViorld. 'M.&K WWAIN ON WOM1AN. In all the relations of life, sir, it is but a just and gratofiul tribute to woman to say, she is a brick. In whatever position ynou place. her, sir, she is ami orltiment to. that place she occupies, and :t treasure to the world. As a sweetlheart, she has few eiqual and no superiors; as a cousin, she is conve nient. What sir, would the people of the earth be withoti woman ? They would be searce, sir, almighty scarce. Then let us cherish her, let us protect her, letus give our siupport, andcncour:gemenlet, our sympathy, ourselves, if we get ait chance. Womant is lov able, gracious, kind of heart, beautiful, w-r thy. of all respect of all esteem, of all defer temce. I say, blessed be woman. Yes, of old ocean, she is the purest gem: of the minite, the rarest jewel; of the garden, the loveliest dower; of the heavens, the brightest star. What more can I say? Of all creatures, she is the ne plus ultra, and to my hea:urt of hearts I clasp the precious treasure--meta phorically speaking, of course. THE MOURNFUL DOVE. A i1mournful dove, cooing for its mate, sun dered the bars of its prison gate and s(ought a retreat among the leafy branches of a pop lar tree on Pike street. "Coo! coo ", sang the mournful gove. A truant ,schoolboy, homeward bound, caught the plaintive notes, ;and in the wick edness of his heart he said i "I'll shy a rock at that 'ere turkle dove." lie cast a stone, but the bird just ducked its innoceut head, while the missle passed on through a French plate-glass window opposite, and buried it self in a feather bed. Then the truanlt boy tilought he heard thle far-away voice of his mother calling, and his heels took wings and l1ew. '"Coo, coo," sang the gentle dove. A Fourth street clerk, adapper little body in a cross-b:arred suit, passed beneath tile shatdy poplar tree, and said: "It's many a day siuce I was a pitcher in the Crimson Socks: has my hand yet lost its cunning ?" 'lThen he gathered a boulder and hurled it at the harmless bird with all his pristine vigor, but it fell far thort of its mark. Des cribing a t1autiful parabola, it bore down in fulll force Umpon an inoffensive old gentleman with a beaver lhat, who was approaching the spot utnder the protection of his umbrella. In one brief wmoment the umbrella, the old gentleman, the beaver hat and the boulder all sank to the pavement in an ignominious heap; the cross-barred clerk, hie too went swiftly down-far, far down the street. "Coo, coo," sang tlle mournful dove. A toil-worn mechanic from a flrmititre factory slowly trudged that way, and be neath liis' arm he bore a bundle of kindling wood. The doleful sound fell upon his earý and he drew from his bundle a crooked stick shaped like a boomerang. murmnring the while to hiimnelf, "I think this'll fetch that pigeon down outer ther." . But, mind you, the sorrowsul (love only cocked up its head and winked, while the crooked boomerang c(reled amron the leafy boughs and returned -returned like a true and genuine boomier ung., swittly and forcibly to the toil-worn imechaniic's nose, and there it nestled softly and gently, like the kick of the energetic title. With many select quotations from profane writers the toil-worn mechianic bore his kin diing away, bathed in his ow l.gore. "('oo, coo,"' sang the mournful dove, but none other caine that way to furnish uhim di version, orlo shed a ray of cheerfulness up on his melancholly situation.-Cfincinnati Saturday -Night. STUPID PEOPLE. A stupid man can generally do some one thing fairly well. lHe can often save mon ey, and is sometimes gifted with a talent for shooting, fishing, rowing, sketching, yacht ing, praclin g, turning a lathe, or playing the cornlopecan, The nmisortune of this is that he imag ines from his :access in one particular that lie is'e tually caprable in all But, except in his own peculiar likes and dislikesý ' si not fastidious. * If le does not caie:; ftr good wine, he despises the man who cannot drink mars da. It he is not, musical, he pro fesses to en,6- a street organ, fees the grind er, sneers at people'who dislike the noise and opepiiy announces his belief that Beeth oveni is'dull and Walguer a humbug. If lihe is foind'" town, hlie rails at the country. It lie likest'eh country, he wonders how a man can beiituclh a fool as to live in towh, lHe makes no allowance for other people's tastes, but measures everything by himinself. The man who is-taller than lie is must be a gilant, the man who is shorter a dwarf. Ilis hiouse, his furniture, his religion, his wife, his children, his pursuits, his pr(ju dices ai:e the standards by which every one's else are imeasured. In dress he is likely to adopt some costume and wear it always, at home or abroad; To stuplid people indeed we are indebted for all our permanent in stitutions, andu it was one of the class who invented the':'widow's cap. lie associates doubtful morals with doubtful ways of dressing the hair, and would rather see his daughter in her coffin than wearing high heeled shoes. lie reads little, and on the whole prefers dull books, Thackery being his great enemy. It is to attract him that uQvels are written witthout character, story, or plot. Ile reads his newspaper aloud at ter;dinner, and believes everything in it if it is of his own political creed ; but ifit is of a diflferent party, ]ie does nqt even believe the announcement of de this. lIe is otten ve. ykind, to the sick, but makes 'a ,bad nurse=.;alwmaysy arguing, with the patient, although' he considefs hint like all sick people, insane and wandering in his mind.`' fle theretore cons'ults the patient's wishes as little as the doctor's and constant ly hints that the one is giving interested ad vice, and that the other is, feigning illness. -It- niever gives medicine more than one trial, but sometimes takes two or three rival bottles at the same time; and is curious in patent pills and digestive lozenges. lie is often very carefl inu measuring doses, and is a famtious hand at dropping, but never re rnmembers how many spoonfulls to give, and whether to shake tihe bottle. He loses his presence of mind before danger, has never forethought to smooth things likely to go wrong, and is always ready to take refuge in a kind of faitalism which somtimetimes relies on Provideniice, and sometimnes asserts the immntitability of the Impossible. MEN YMOBT SUCCESSFUL IN GAININQ WOMEN'S HEARTS. Women, and curiously enough, often the noblest antd the best, ar!e attracted by men whose succesesS as heart-breakers have pas sed into a proverb, and, fir from compre hending all that the name imuplies, they are apt to think that some special virtues and .excellqucies must adorn a man vbwho is so tmniversally yielded to auind adored. Well, occasionally they are right; there was rea son in the victories of Julius C;esar and Sir Philip Sydney, two great men, to whom women were no less dangerous than they thems4ve5s were to women, and in this, per haps, lay the great secret of the charm they ecrcired over the tair sex, that the attrab tion Was rn'tnal ; buts on tre other hand, we are filled with marvel as we read of the brilliant successes of such men as the gross and repulsive liettro Aretino ; the hideopsi7 dleformed and ribald carron ; of the rec. less dare-devil soldier, Trenek, who, in spite of ugliness of the most positive kind, wAi as splendidly successfil in every assault of love as of arms; of the infamous John Wilkes, at once the most frightful and clisso lute man in England ; or of Marshal de Richelieu, over whoum that famous duel be tween Mesdames de Polignac and, de Neale was fought in the Bois de Boulogne, and for wlhom those lovely young Princesses d* Charolais and do Valois pulled caps, and in trig'.ed and sacrificed themselves, to be re warded (as was his way of rewarding all the women who so fondly and truly loved him), when the time for serving him had gone by, with absolute indifletence and neglect. A TOAD1. There is a khid ov ekonomy that don't" pays it iz the kind that people resort to after they hav squalndlered all their tmunny. The man who lives the life ov a toady is a kind ov human spit-box. A gentleman kant hide hiz true karakter cnney more than a loafer kan, Peace iz what We all long for, and what we git tired ov the quickest. The li:an who kan control his wants iz the only one who can control his happiness. The man whom you kan flatter you kan abuse-at your leisure. Epitaffs are like cirkitss bills, thare iz a grate deal in the bills that iz never performed. It don't pay to be mean; no man ever dun a mean; thing yet without being dissatisfied with it. All of the suckcessfull vices have made their debut under cover ov sum one of the virtews. Cerimonys in society are abso lutely necessary to preserve good order; most people hayv 0o other idee ov good 1breeding than cerimonys,~Josh Billings. A cool) little boy who was kicked by a mule did not say naughty words or go home crying to his mother. lie just tied the mule within five feet of a beehive, backed him round to it, and let him kick. A FRENCi nobleman being very ill, and deeply in debt, said to his confessor, that all he presumed to solicit of heaven was that lie might live to pay all his debts. The con fessor, believing his penitence to be sincere, said, that as his design was so just and laud able there was reason to hope that his pray er would be granted, " Should heaven be, so gracious," said the sick man. turning to one of his oldest friends, " t shall certainly live forever."' MEN who use their muscles imagine that men who depend upon their brains ar&e strangers to hard work. Never was there a greater mistake. Every successtul rnrchant does tmore real hard work the first ten yeah of his business career than a farmer or a blacksmith ever dreamed ot. Make up your mind to work early and late, it necessary, that yont may thoroughly master the details of the besiness upon whicfl you purpose to enter. The habit of persistent rapid work once formed, you have gained a momentum that will carry you satisfactorily throngh many a pinch in business where a less per sistent worker would find it vastly easier Lt lie down and rail, GOLDEN SHEAVES. ~~-----------~^-____ ---_.----**------,---; Our hearto, absorbed in earth's stern tille tol wealth, Feel not, nor know their dear mlasps of strength, We-pilgrimns of a day--just pause to greet A moment; then on5 our God to meet! -The more we fear God, the less shrill we fear men. -Principles can only be strong by the co gency of religion. -It is easy to wish for hea:ven, but hard to get a heavenly mind. -=atan watches to turn thy good into evil; Christ thine evil into good. -Tlhere is no error so crooked but it has in it.some sign of trutlih. Tihat is why it is so unsuccessfid. -Many of the waves of trouble, like those of the ocean, will, if we await thenm calmly, break at our feet and disappear. --Harvest never comes to such as sow not; and so experience wll not, unless )vu do whht God has commannlcd.