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A Kiss for a Blow,
I once lived in Boston, and was one ‘
of the city school committee. I used
to visit some of the public schools of
the city almost every day, and spend
a few minutes in each school talking
to the children on peace and temper~
ance. The children understood that, '
when I came into the schools, they
were at liberty to ask me questions
pertaining to temperance or peace. |
They generally had some questions to
One day I visited one of the prima
ry schools. There were about fifty
children in it, between four and eight
years old.
“Children,” said I, “have any of
you a question to ask to-day ?”
“Please tell us,” said a little boy,
what is meant by ‘overcoming evil
with good 2’ "
“I am glad,” said I, “you have
asked that question ; for I love to
talk to you about peace, and show yon
how to settle all difficulties without
fighting.” 1
i i We‘at on, and tried to show tlhiem
what the precept meant, and how to
apply it, and carry it out. I was try
ing to think of something to make it
{)la,in to the children, when the fol
owing incident occurred :
A boy about seven, and his sister
about five years old, sat near me. As
I was talking, Geeorge doubled nup his
fist, and struck his sister on her head,
a 8 unkind and cruel brothers often
do. She was angryin a moment, and
raised her hand to strike him back. !
The teacher saw her, and said, “Mary, |
you had better kiss your brother.”
Mary dropped her hand, and looked
up at the teacher, as if she did not
fully understand her. She had never
been taught to return good for evil.
She thougbt if her brother struck
her, she, of course, must strike him
back. She had always been taught to
act on this savage maxim, as most
children are. Her tcacher looked
very kindly at her, and at George,
and said again, “My dear Mary, you
had better kiss your brother. See
how angry and unhappy ke looks!”
Mary looked at her brother. He
looked very sullen and wretched.
Soon her resentment was gone, and
love for her brother returned to her
heart. She threw both her arms
about his neck, and kissed him ! The
poor boy was wholly unprepared for
such & kind return for his blow. He
eould not endure the generous affecs |
tion of his sister. It broke his heart, i
and he burst out erying. The gentle i
sister took the corner of her 1
and wipe, ‘ay bis tears, enfi
to comfort him, by saying, wit
endearifi' qfivg?“ ness and generousl
affection,“Don’t cry, George; you
did not hurt me much.” But he only
cried the harder. No wonder. It
was enough to make anybody ery.
But what made George feel so bad,
and cry? Poor little boy! Little
did he dream that his sister would |
give him such a sweet return for his i
wicked blow. Would bhe have cried
if his gister bad siruck him back with ’
her fist, as he had struck her? Not |
he. He would rather she had beaten |
him black and blue than kiss him as
she did ; for striking him back again
would not have made him feel sorry
et all. It was that sweet, sisterly
kiss—that gentle wiping away his
tears with her apron—that generous
and anger killing affection, that led
her to excuse bim, and seck to com
fort him by saying, “Don’t cry,
George ; you did not Lurt me much.”
These were the things that made him
cry. So it would break anybody’s
heart, and make him weep, to receive
such kind and generous treatment
from those whom he had injured.
No man could withstand it. '
A kiss for a blow! All the school
saw, at once, what was meant by
overcoming evil with good ; and they
needed no further instruction on the
subject. Trey never will forget it.
Had Mary struck ber brother, there
bad been a fight. It was prevented
by her kiss.
When others strike you, or do any
thing to you which you think an
injury, always do as sweet little Mary ‘
did, and f?rive a kiss for a blow, and
there will be no trouble. They will
take care how they wrong yom, in
any way, when they are once sure
that the injuries they do you will not
be returned. Though George was
the oldest and the largest, and could
strike the hardest, yet Mary eonquer~
ed him. The large, strong body of
George, his muscnlar arm, and hard
blows, were not a maich for the
strong love and sweet kiss of Mary.
If George bad the body of a giant,
or the strength of a million men in
his arm, Mary's sweet love and kiss, |
that clean, soft epron wiping away
his tears, and those gentle, but heart~
piercing words, “Don’t cry, George;
you did not hurt me much,” would
have conquered them all. What
could poor George do? If he had
all the arms and soldiers in the world
to help him in his attack upon Mary,
armed with her sweet love and kiss,
and ecledn, soft apron, and gentle
words, she would have conquered
them all.
Dear children, arm yourselves with '
Mary's weapons; throw away. your
anger, your sullen locks, your pro
voking nicknames, your -clenched
fis{s, and farious blows, and take the
Maryville Republican.
W. B.SCOTT & (0, } Fpbuisiers ana
sweet love, and kiss, and soft words,
of little Mary; then go forth to
meet your enemies, and yon may be
sure of an easy and bloodless vie~
tory: , i
There ought to be a school in every
family to teach childfen how to use
these weapons. Parents ought to be
the teachers. I have often thonght
if the mation would furnish us the
money to establish sGhools to teach
all our children how to conquer their
enemies with these powerful but
gentle weapotis, which it now fur
nishes to establish schools to teach
them how to fight and kill them with
swords and guns, our property, liber
ty, and lives, would be safer; and it
would not cost half 50 much fo keep
sate. But now, instead of being
taught to meet their enemies and
subdue them with Jove and kindness,
they are taught to meet them with
deadly weapons, and to “kill, slay and
destroy”’ them. Children never will
be safe—parents never will—towns,
cities, states, and nations never will,
till all these murdering instruments
are thrown away, and children are
crowp, and always to give—A KISS
Wit angtl;é; mor_
A Turkish Joe Miller.
’ The Turks, grave and majestic as
they are supposed to be, hiive a tras
f ditional Joe Miller, one Nasr~Eddin.
who lived in the days of Timonr, the
Tartar, or Tamerlane (A. D. 1335
1405)—him of the one eye and the
game leg—and who dared to jest with
the terrible soldier, even t¢ his fice.
The best known story of Nasr-Fd«
din is often found in collections of
anecdotes. It is that of his thrice
fooling the assembly of true believers
aut of a sermon by three successive
BETUTaE replice Tha fleot sdemke lao
ascended the pulpit, he said, “Ohb,
true believers ! do you know what I
am going to ray?” They replied,
“No.” Whereupon he asked, <Of
what use to preach to such igno
ramuses ?" and came down from the
~ The next time, when he asked the
same question, they answered, “Yes,
wo know.” Whereupon he said,
“Then it ig wuseless for me to tell
you;” and came down.
The third time, having taken coun
sel together, the congregation pre~
pared an answer which they thought
would corner {heir joker preecher,
and said,“Some of us know, and some
don’t.” Whereupon he promptly re
plied, “Let those who kunow tell those
who don't”; amd once more came
This is an easier way to save gers
Thus the Hodja dreamed one night
that he was offered nine aspers for
something, but demanded ten; and
upon this being allowed, he demand
ed nineteen, but woke up just at that
point, and, pefceiving that there was
neither cash nor customer, he turned
over and shut up his eyes, saying,
“Oh, well, my friend, give me nine,
then. -
Chips and Sawdust.
Always in debt when there is no
necessity for it-—The letter B.
Why is 2 compositor like a cripple?
Because he can’t get along without a
Made n bullssigh—7The marksman
who went out to Creedmors, and
shot a cow
Good headquarters for young men
—On the shoulders of their sweet
[ “I don’t think,” says old Mrs.
Prawn, “that book keeping is a very
‘sedative employment. They must
get,” she added thoughtfully, “so
much exercise running up the col
“ Speaking of bathing,” said Mrs.
Partington from behind the steam
that arose from her tea as a veil to
her blushes when touching upon so
‘delieate a subject, ‘some can bathe
with perfect impurity in water as
cold as Greenland’s icy mountains
and India’s coial strands, but for my
part 1 prefer to have the water a little
torpid.” :
An old colored preacher in this
city was lecturing a youth of his fold
about the sin of dancing; when the
latter protested that the Bible plainly
said, “There is @& #ime to dance.”
“Yes, dar am a time fo dance,” said
the dark divine, “and it's when a boy
gits a whippin’ for gwine to a ball.-
Atlanta limes.
“We Seek the Reward of @mtry, Integrity and Houest Labor”
[From the Christian Worker. ]
One little word, four letters small,
We write it in a trice ;
Nor stop to comprehend it all;
. The meaning and device. v
Of one sweet little word,thus formed,
So full of meaning, franght
With love divine, and wisdom pure,
That is not sold or bought.
With richest treasures comes this
To us from Holy Writ ; ‘
We find it traced on Nature's page— ‘
Her works are full of it.
The little birds proclaim its charms.
Old Ocean bids us pause
4nd gidze upon its free expanse,
Stayed only by God's laws.
Those laws, botli #ise and full of love
Still govern things below ;
While He in merey says, “Thus far.
No farther shalt thou go.”
The snow which fell #t midnight's
L | Lhour,
With no less freedom eame '
Than that which falls through stinlis
And reaches earth the same.
So blessings, from the hand of God,
Are free as driven snow;
They'll reach the darkest, foulest
I [spot,
Where they're allowed to go.
And Jesus says, “Ye shall be free,”
Yes, shall be free indeed
From sin, and from unrighteousness.
Whom Christ, the Son, hath freed
O, that on every pardoned one
The Holy Ghost might fall ;
And burning out each base desire
LA ns wibh loxe toalk e
That perfect love which casts out fear
Will sweetly reigh within ;
While faith applies the Blood of Christ
To eleanse ns from all sin.
The Itest of the Sabbath.
~ The Sabbath should be regarded
as a privilege, not as a sacrifice. As
the boarding-schocl boy rejoices
when the holidays come—the days in
wkhich he can lay aside his work and
give himself to pleasure and the
society of parents and friends; so we
should rejoice in the day on which
we can lay aside our worldly toils,
and taste the pleasures of communion
with Ged. The Sabbath should beé
regarded by ns as a joyous vacation
time, in which we shall ask not how
much, but how little thonght we may
give to worldly things. |
| “And thon, Solomon, my son, know
thou the God of thy fathers, and
serve him with a perfect heart and
with a willing mind, for the Lord
searcheth all hearts and urderstand
eth all the imaginations of the
thonghts. If thou seek him, he will
be found of thee, but if thou forsake
him, he will east thee forth forever.”
1 Chron., xxviii: 9.
Every Christian has thrée advocates
pleading for him. The first is that
divine love which is in the bosom of
the Father, the second is the Lord
Jesus; who is at the right hand of the
Father, and tke third is the Holy
Spirit who is on# with the Father.
After much pi’a}in‘g,— waiting and
weeping, God usnally comes with his
hands and his heart full of me?cy to
his people. He lov2s not to come
empty-handed to those who have sat
long with tearful eyes at mercy’s
“The steps of a good man are
ordered by the Lord and he delight-~
eth in his way. Though he fall he
shall not be utterly cast down, for
the Lord upholdeth him with his
hand.” —Ps. xxxvii: 23, 24.
“Remember now thy Creator in the
days of thy youth, while the evil days
come not nor the years draw nigh
when thou shalt say, I hiave no pleas-~
ure in them.”—Eeel. xii ¢ 1.
“Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father which
is in heaven.”—Mat. v: 16.
He who will not improve two tal
ents shall never be trusted with five,
bt he who improves a little shall be
trusted with much.
He spake well who said that little
graves are the footprints of angels.
k 7‘—*"—‘_“——"———-
VYlen the Cows Come Home.
When klingle, klangle, klingle
Far down the dusk% dinglég,- 2
) cows are coming home;
: t gfi;fi clear,and faint and low
*ry tinklings come and go,
| 'kß chimings from the far-off tower,
Cr patterings of an April shower
That makes the daisies grow ;
Ko-ling, ko-ling, kolinglelingle,
Far down the darkening dingle,
The cows come slowly home.
AAd old-time friends; and twilight
And starry nights and sunny days,
Come trooping up the misty ways,
*When the cows come home.
AVhen jingle, jangle, jingle,
Soft tones that sweetly mingle,
.The cows are coming homese ;
l\filviuo, and Pearl, and Florimel,
White Rose, Red Rose, and Dappled
’ [Nell,
Queen Bess, and Sylph, and Spangled
Adross the fields I hear her “looso0o”
And clang her silver bell ;
Go-ling, goslang, golingledingle,
With faint, far sounds that mingle,
The cows come slowly home.
Aud mother-songs of long~gone years,
Aud baby joys and childish fears,
Andyounthful hopes and youthful tears
*When the cows come home.
With ringle, rangle, ringle,
"By tros; and threes, and single,
The cov' are coming home ;
Threugh viclet air we see the town,
And the summer sun a-slipping down,
And the maple in the hazel glade
Throws down the paih a longer shade,
And the hills are growing brown ;
To-ring, to-rang, toringleringle,
By threes, and fours, and single,
The cows come slowly home.
Wfi- sweel, sound of worldlads
i {psdim,
The same sweet June-day’s rest and
The same sweet smell of buds and
i [balm.
When the cows coms home,
With tinkle, tankle, tinkle,
~ Through fern and periwinkle,
~ The cows are coming home ;
Aloitering in the rip’ling stream,
Where the sun's rays glance and gleam
Clarine;Peachbloom,and Phebe Phillis
Stand knee-deep in the creamy lillies,
In a drowsy dream ;
To-link, to-lank, tolinklelinkle,
O'er banks with buttercups a-twin~
Tho cows come slowly home.
And up through memory’s deep fa
-5 [vine,
Come the brook’'s old song and its
[old-time sheen,
And the ereseent of the Silver Queen,
When the éows come home.
With klingle, klangle, klingle,
With 100-oo,and moo~ooo,and jingle,
The cows are coming homs ;
'And over there on Merlin Hill,
Comes the plaintive cry of the whips
[poor-will, ,
And the dewdrops lie on the tangled
And over the poplars Venus -shines, l
Aud over the silent mill,
Ko-ling, ko-lang, kolinglelingle,
With ting-a-ling and jingle,
The cows come slowly home.
Let down the bars; let in the train
Of long~gone songs, and flowers, and |
f~ [rain,
Feydear old times are come back
When the cows come home,
When ended this my earthly race,
'The goal attained, through Jesus’
‘- [grace,
And I behold Him face to face,
' I shall be satisfied.
When safely landed on that shore
I meet the loved ones “gone before,”
Aud fear no partings evermore,
I shall be satisfied.
When thegse dull éyes receive new
_ [sight;
And sweet surprises, gloriés bright;,
Shall fill my soul with “pure delight,”
I shall be satisfied. I
When Christ shall tune my voice to
~ [singy
That it may blend with seraphim
In praising Him, our heavenly king.
I shall bs satisfied.
When in Hig image I appear,
No taint of earth or sin to fear,
And His sweet welcome meets my ear,
I shall be satisfied.
O Saviour, help me watch and wait,
And heaven’s joys to antedate,
fl.on shalt ope the pearly gate,
b 1 then be satisfied.
TR 1% 2Ao
Farm and Houschold
Commence Work in Season.
The succesrful farmer has his work
allotted for each season; and every
month is filled gfiawith its timely aps
pointed work. - finds the surest
way to have work well dona i 3 (o
have it done in the proper timne, and
hence his work is always done in
the best order. He understands alio
that faam work required constant,
unremitting attention and a judicious
adaptation of the best means at hand 1
'to have it so done as to secure the
' best possible results, and he is look- ‘
ing after and watching all in his em
ploy, keeping all hands and heads
working together.
This is now an important tinve for
the farmer of forecast to arrange his
next crop eampaign, and measure his
crop by his working force, if he
would win success amid difficulties
that wage war on farm interests. It
is not the part of wisdom to pitch
& crop he knows not how to take care
of. Itis not so much the number
of acres planted as it is the yield
they are forced by work to make, that
pays the farmer and marks him as
successful. It is far beiter to leave a
margin for bad weather, accidents
and other retarding circumstances.
As a general thing our farmers would
do better by reducing the amount ofj
land in tillage, and concentrate the |
work and manare on a smaller area,
and have a larger acreage in mead
ows, both for hay and pasturage. We |
have entirely too little meadow
and pasture land for the amount we
have of corn and cotton land. This |
is now a very appropriate time to
make the change, by preparing thors
oughly your soil for sowing more
grain, clover and other grasses. And
don’t forget the importance of more
of land, and more and better wor
on those fewer acres. Don't wait
till spring to pitch your next crop,
but do it now, and then earry your
plans into successful execution.—
Lowral Sun.
Management of Horses.
Feed liberally, work sfeadily and
clean thoroughly, is my metto in tho
managemeut of - horses. My great
trouble is to have the horse rubbed
dry and clean before leaving them
for the night. Where horses are
worked six days in the week thor
ough grooming isabsolutely essential
to their health. The more highly
they are fed, the more important it is
to clean them. Most men use the
currycomb too much, and the whisk
and brush too little. Ido not my
self insisf wpon it, but I be~
lieve it would pay to take the whole
harness from the horses when put in
the stable at noon, and rub them
dry, washing the shoulders with cold
water, afterwards thoroughly dry
them with a cloth. ¥ question if
there is one farmer in a hundred duly
appreciates how much he loses from
having poor horses and in not keep~
ing them in vigorous health, and in
condition to do a maximum day’s
. The Prairie Farmer says: TFifty
fowls will make, in the’roosting house
alone, one Lalf ton per annum of the
best manure in the world, or mors
than enough to' manure an aere of
land, seven hundred pounds of guano
being the usual quanfity applied per
acre, and poultry manure is known to
be still richer in ammonia and fertil
izing salts. No other stock will give an
equal return in this way; and the
figures will demand ecareful attention
from the farmer.
~ To maks white, hard soap, take
fresh slacked lirve, sal soda and tal
low, of each two pounds; dissclve
the soda in one gallon boiling soft
water ; mix in ths lime, stirring occa
sionally for a few hours; after which
let it settle, pouring off the clear
liquor and boiling the tallow until it
is al} dissolved ; cool it in a flat box
and sut in bars or cakes as desired.
if you wish it flavored before it is
cool stir in a little sassafras oil. ‘
A horse, no matter how vicious and
obstinate he may be when attempts
are made to shoe him, can be render
ed quiet and managable by making
him inbale during the operation a
few drachms of ethereal oil of parsley
dropped on a handkerchief. A large
number of trials have been made with
the most troublesome animals, and in
every case with perfect success.
Timely Topics.
I Tt is 8 good sign when a man is
proud of his work or calling. Yet
nothing is more common than to hear
men finding fatilt constantly with
their partictlar business, and deems
ing themselves unfortunate because
fastened tc it by tne necessity of
gaining & livelihood. In this men
fret, and laboribusly destroy all their
| comfort in the work; or they change
| their business; and go on miserably,
!shifting from one thing fo another
i till the Zrave or thé poor house glives
;them:\ fast grip. But whils cecas
sionzlly a man fails in life bucanse he
is not in the place fitted I his peen
liar talent, it happens ten times ofa
tener that failure results from neglect
and even contemupt of an honest
business. e
everything that he does. There is no
profession that has not its peculiar
cares and vexations. No man will
escape annoyance by changing his
'businesd. No methaniepl business is
altogether ngreeable. ‘Commerce, in
all its varieties, is affected, like all
other pursnits, with friale, unweleome
duties, spirit tiring necessities. It is
the very wantonness of folly for a
man to search out the frets and bur
dens of Qis calling and give his mind
every day to a consideration of them.
They are inevitable,
NO 45.
f } A very intelligent writer has this to
‘i say: “Our public schools and uni
| versities, while providing admirably
for a liberal education in the classics
| and mathematics, do not, as a rule,
| train their pupils sufficiently in Eng~
lish composition.”
This is a fault not peculiar to Eng
lish high schools and universities ;
it exists with us, and almost univers
sally. Parents and teaehers seem to
| forget, perhaps never knew, that it is
’more important for dry one to be
thorovghly grounded in the elements
of English education, than to have
a smattering of all the higher
branches. To be a perfect Finglish
scholar is a grand accomplishment.
the efforts of Mr. Smith, teacher, to
keep the children of Mr. Brown
ahead of the children of Mr. Jones;
who are being taught by Mr. Black;
and vice versa. Parents go fo the
annual “evamination” to hear °*the’
dear children read of the bridge built
by Casar, when these same dear sim'-
pletons could not read Washington's
Farewel! Address, in their own lan
‘guagé, With sufficient intelligence to
be understood. L
It results, second, from the desiro
!of every father and mother for their
John and Jane to be smarter than
everybody elge’s John and Jane. Put
the folly of the parents and the de
ceit of the teachers in hotch-potch,
‘and the children come out a mess.
The best scholar is the child that
knows most thoronghly everything it
has studied, from the spelling-book
up to where it stops.
An imperfect knowledge of Latin,
Greek, Hebrew and French has never
been of real gervice to any one, while
a thorongh knowledge of English is
demanded every day of the life of
every Englishwspeaking man and’
woman, ;
To cure chicken cholera eut oniong
fine, tops and all; mix with wheat
bran or corn-meal, red pepper, grease
and water. The onions are the
esfential. They will prevent cholera
as well as cure it. They will make
the hens healthy, and lay well. Feed
’ In the battle of life there is buf
‘one way to succeed ; fight it out your
self. Give the helping hand when
you may. Tzke it if in some sore
strait it is offered freely; but never
wait for it ; be independent as far as
may be, if you would honor yourself,
or be honored by others, or be happy.
Few persons practice pruning cu
cumber, melon, &n# othér similar
kinds of vines, still it is just as bene
ficial if properly doinle, as the annual
prunings of the grape and other
woody plants. The pruning should
be confined, however, to the pinching
off of the ends of shoots only.
The highest trees on the Sierra
Nevada, California, which have yet
been found, reach only 456 feet, the
average height being from 300 to 400
Honor Your Business.
What to Teacl.

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