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If nl;ut l,y mull tu, uium-y uniHt at i",nit'niiy tjju luttru', No'uvs ii fii-wj m'uiu' --.'(Ktiint'i eur Huh e;,.ii in-flr ti il . ',i'l no iiliiiryi'h :i,u ) tliutl ;.0iTiitK. N' lH' s ,,t T. nt liri ;md '. in-Ill'' iuiHr!i"J LTliliH, Iiu 1 oxli-iiil,-(l i u.itiiiirv Notin-f o' Puiitry will l, ciiiiitfkU t tlio rate id & ri-utg tier 'ieo. l-f ii VOL. XL. MONTPELIEIi, VT., WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1883. KO. 1. UONTPELEK.VT. WEDNESDAY. MAY 23. 1883. Sunday School Lesson Kotos. HY REV. J. O. SHERIIURN. ,lini.'l: At Autloch-Ac'-i 13:l-16Jind 43-S1, After the conversiou of Sergius Paulus nt Puphiis, doubtless spent in strengthen ing the work there, Paul and his company left tho island for the main land of Asia Minor. They came first to the town of lVrii. This city, Ifeough less than two bundled miles from Tarsus, the home of Paul, had probably not before been visited by any of the apostles or loading evange lists. But wo must not suppose that this or any of the neighboring cities was altogether destitute of a knowledge o Clnist. There were Jews and Jowish synagogues in all these larger towns and the connection of these Jows with Judea and Jerusalem was very intimate. They often caaic and went to the oily of their fathers. It is.not said that tbey preaohed :it all at l'orga, but we can hardly think of Paul remaining in any place even for a few days without having his "spirit, sliced within him," when ho saw the gieat need of tho gospel among the people. At this point, it would seem, a question aroso about continuing their missionary tour farther inland. John, surnumod Mark, was desirous of returning and did finally go back to Jerusalem, leaving Paul and Barnabas, perhaps with s ime other attendants, to go on as far as they pleased. Tho first preaching mentioned on this tour was at Antioch in Pisidiah. Here the evangelists found themselves on the Jewish Sabbath. As had doub: less been their custom all their lives, they went into tlio Jewish synagogue upon that day and sat down with the worshipers. After the reading of the Scripture lessons of the day, tho rulers, probably the elders of the synagnguo aro meant, sent a special invitation to Paul and Barnabas to address the congregation. Some have thought this was done without any real knowledge of the true character of these strangers but under the supposition that they were mere rabbins of learning from Jerusalem. I think, however, that it 1b moro natural to suppose that they were known to be Christians and even the Jewish leaders were ourious to hear them. Paul at once responded to tho invitation, and addressed the congregation. We are not informed that Barnabas spoke on this occasion. Paul gave, as ho often did, a brief outline of Jowish history, and declared that Jesm hail come to fulfill tho predictions of the Jewish prophets. Tho people were so much affected by what they heard that they were drawn to the speaker, and scusht to hear mora oven after the assembly was dismissed. It is always a very cheering indication when men tarry after service to "inquire" more about what they hive heard. The counsel given them by Paul and Barnabas was marked by tho highest wisdom. They persuaded, i. e., urged them to continue in the grace of God. It wis of God's grace, or favor, that thoy had conceived a desiro to know of tho doctrine of Christ. Now tho thing t be done was to cherish that desire and continue to seek its gratification. Like in his narrative passes over a week's time about which nothing is said; hut wo cannot suppose that one so ardent and ersistent ns Paul was could al low all this timo to pass without much faithful work among the people. Such was the interest aroused that it is said "the next Sabbath day came almost the whole city togo.ih.or to hear tho word of God." At the sight of so groat a company, (so much larger than was wont to gather in tho Jowish services,) the Jews grew onvious and spoke against those things spoke by Paul, and so intense was their anger that they began to blaspheme. This word may mean that they spoke contemptuously of tho apostles, or that they reviled the name of Jesus. It is quite natural that they should do both under the circumstances. Paul and Bar nabas wero not to he suppressed by abusive language. They waxed bold and with a biting sarcasm told the Jews that since they put away from themselves the word of life, and thus "judged," or proved themselves unworthy of eternal ' J mention wholly to the Gentiles. Their commission was lirst to tho Jews, but mlinn il k,rein nt.,.l..nl itnl l. I .1 - . . ,lUBJUl,u,UTO reach them t, cy were at liberty to bestow their labors upon others. As proof that they had scriptural warrant for so doing they quoted from Isaiah 49: G, as showing that tho design of Christ's mission was to nil the world of mankind. When the Gentiles heard tho declaration of the apostles they wero glad, for now no lunger wero the Jews to claim superiority ever them. The noxt clause is, of course, one about which thero has been much controversy. "As many as were ordained lo eternal life believed." But other Scripture makes it plain that all who oume seeking God with sincere hearts are ordained unto eternal life, and It is wholly impossible for any one coming In any ot hoi- even to believe in God to the laving ot the soul. Ilenco the expression moans only that as many as came as humble earnest seekers of tho truth bolioved. The result of theso labors at Antioch was that all abroad in tho surrounding oouniry the gospel spread, and the foundations of a groat chtircli in Asia Minor wore thus early laid. But tho Jewish aristocracy In tho place, men and women, prevailed; and tho apostles wore driven out of their coasts. Hut this rngo and abuse of the lews only served to scatter the gospel s ,'cd lo liolds more remote ; from Antioch ho apostles wont oastward nearly a hun dred miles to tho oily of Ioonium, always t town of importance in those times, and yet quita populous It, is encouraging to read, that while Paul and Barnabas were driven from the disciples at Antlnch, they were yet filled wilb joy and with the Holy Ghost. God can supply bis people abundantly even though he can have no human agents !n the work. Preachers' Meeting. The first preachers' meeting of the St. Johnsbury district for this conference year is appointed at West Albany on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday, June 12th, 13ih and: 14th, 1883. PROGRAMME. 12th, Tuesday evening, 7 o'clock Preaching by W. I. Todd; alternate, Leonard Dotld. 13th, Wednesday, 9 a. m. Prayer meeting. 10 a. II. Business of convention. 10: 30 A. M. Essays and criticism ; same in afternoon. 13ih, Wednesday evening, 7 o'clock Preaching by P. N. Granger; alternate, II. W. Worthen. 14th, Thursday Business of convention continued. ESSAYS. True Prayer -C. W. Morse, L. Dodd Church Entertainments W. A. Evans L. E. Taylor. The Great Noed of tho Church J . II. Winslow, C. S. Hamilton. Popular Amusements A. Seribner, J. Evans. Tobacco and Christianity E. Polsom G. W. Goodell. Promotion of Revivals P. N. Granger, J. H. Winslow. S. S. Library, What Should It Be?-C. P. Flanders, C. A. Smith. Science and Religion II. W. Won hen, H. E. Howard. True Gospel Preaching C. II. Swealt, J. Morse. Phenomena of Modern Spiritism L. C. Dickinson. Divorce E. W. Culver, A. M. Wheeler. Second Probation H. T. Jones, A. B. Blake. Duties of a Pastor to his Successor II. P. Cushing, U. W. Stowell. How to Bring Men to Chritt I. P. Chase, G. E. Burnham. The Model Minister W. C. Robinson, J. Thurston. SKETCHES. W. S. Jenne Matt. 1:21. Z. B. Wheeler-John 1.29. J. McDonald Rev. 22:8, 9. W. J. Todd-H. Cor. 5: 1. S. S. Rrlgham I. Cor. 0:11. Local preachers not mentioned are requested to attend, bringing essays or sketches of their own selection. II. W. WoiiTHEN, A. B. Blake, H. T. Jones. Albany, May 10, 1883. Edwin Foiihest and the Son ov Mau co BoZAiims "Who would have thought," said Edwin Forrest, pausing one day before a portrait of llaileck, with a party of friends, all of whom had known him when he was poor and obscure; "who would have thought that such a chap as llaileck could have written "Marco Bozarris," a poem that fires my blood whenever I recite those lines: ".Strike I till the last armed foe expires ! Btrike t for your altars and your fires 1 Strike I for the Kreen graves of your siros ! God aud your native aud 1" "Ami, strangely enough," he continued, "i met tne sou oi marco Boztrris while I was in Greece. He had seemed In mn a traditional personage; but to meet his son gave him a reality which I have never since lost." What sort of a man was young Bozarris?'' inquired one of the party, --oix ieet two inches high,' repueu lurresi, -straigut ana slim as a palm tree; a face like tho antique; a model, sir, of manly beauty. Only a hero could have bad such a son." "And was ins niina equal to Ins pysique? ' I could not tell nt lirst. He spoke no English, and my French was not fluent. However we managed to understand each other a little, ana i tola turn about Ilallek's poom. He had never even heard of it. The mood was on me, and, standing up in that urcek uaio, with not a soul near who Knew jsngusu, 1 recited the whole of ii to the son of the hero whom it has immor talized, isir he understood that! I could see the blood thrill in his veins, his eyes flash lightning, the color come and go in bis cheeks; and when mv voice drnnimrl and broke lor the concluding lines, where Bozarris sinks to sleep in death at the very momont of victory, tho son's eyes filled with tears which dropped like diamonds on the ground as he gazed at mo. Am oratory, sir, is tne universal language. But I should havo liked Hal- leck,3 10 he!jr bis Pem recited by mo to niinh nn niinittnna " . "'"I VAHAUA JV, 1S011 the inventor, has lately been in Montreal ana among otner tdings told by him to a lupuiiui was me following con cerning now uo camo to got out of C ma da: "Thev toll a good many queer slories about you," added the questioner; "I suppose you find Borne of them verv amusing." "Yes," be ropliod, "they do publish some funny slories." "There was one about your having been an operator in " "In Siratford; oh, ye', that's quite true. I used to be night oporator, at Stratford, Ont. I was born in Ohio, but mv mmni, were Canadian. I'll tell you how I came to leave Canada, will IP" and a pleasant smile broke over his faoo. "It was this way. I ran two trains together one nigh . They didn't come right together ihey wore brought up about one hundred feet from each other, but it wasn't my fault that they didn't smash up. Well, there was a Mr. Christie there with mo, and we were brought up to Toronto before Mr. Spioer." "Was Mr. Spiojr In Toronto thonP" "Yes, .nr. V J. Splcer. and fie fright ened me most unmercifully. Of course, I was only a little suavor of aboutsixloen! He told did be didn t know whether ho would send me to Kingston or not. I didn't quite understand what he meant. no amu tor me to oume oauk In the after noon and ho would seo what he would do with me. I began to make inquiries as to what there was at Kingston. I didn't suppose he meant promotion. I wag told that the 'state' prison was at Kingston, and I was bo tremendous! v sournH ihat r jumped on the first train and cloared across mo lines." Why Hearts Break "A healtliv man or woman does not die of a broken heart, a well known physician said. " A heaithy heart is only a big muscle, and nobody can grieve enough to break it. When, therefore, a blooming young widow shows apparently inconceivable grief at tho death of her husband, and in a -hort time recovers her equanimity, she ought not lo be accused of hypocrisy. Neither may it bo conclud rd that another widow who soon pines ii no dios has more ntteeiion for her litis band than the first. The first widow may havo even more aueclion than tho oilier but may have been sustained by physi cal health. 'It is erroneous to supposo death by heart disease is always sudden It is verv commonly protracted for years, and exists undetected oy most skilliul physicians only to bo developed by some sud.len oecurreneo. There was an eminent physi cian of Brooklyn, in active practice, who was within an hour oi l ho tune when be died about to leoture. He was so well thht, after examination by skilled physicians in a first class insurance company, he was drolared perfectly sound, and a policy for IU.OUO insurance on Ins lite reached his homo before his body was cold. The cause of death was a mystery until the post mortem examination by Dr. Johnson, ot Brooklyn, showed that a little piece of chalky deposit in the heart hud become loosened and formed an embolism. The man had simply taken tome spec! mens out of his desk, and ho died in his oh iiv without any exoltemont or undue i fl'ji t. Anv little excitement might have itoue it, and then bis death would have been cited as that from broken heart. So called deaths from broken hearts may bo frequently traced in this way. One pxoition us well as another may furnish the required culmination Medi cal books are filled with instances of death by heart disease during the performance of pleasurcablo functions. When a man Is nearly dead it is easy to put on him iho finishing stroke, but it is inaccurate to give the finishing touch all tho bla.uo ot His death. When a woman loses her husband, or a girl loses her lover and by nervous exhaustion, loss i f sleep, lack of nourishment and grief, weakens the action of the heart, sho is said to die of a broken heart, but she has, infaot, died of a very ordinary disease. "The case of Bill Poole, living for ten days with a ball in his heart, is often spoken of as remarkable, but Dr. Flint records a case where a man had a ball in his heart, twenty years, and finally died with pnucmonia. Both theso men had healihv hearts and could not have had them broken by grief. Yet, In fact, more women than men die of heart disease. Out of sixty-one observed cases, thirty-seven were males. Another record shows that in sixty-two cases of rupture of tho heart thero was fatty degeneration existing One observer recorded seventeen cases out of twenty-four where the hearl whb ri pturod and wbore fatly degeneration existed. In oilier words, where fat is sub stituted fur muscle, the organ is easih broken. If any of these people had been subjected to sudden grief, they might h ive furnished illustrations of heart breaking Ono medical observer records 100 cases of rupture of the heart where there was no grief to account for it. In fact, grief is a very rare cause for hoart break ing. Disease is the real cause of heart break ing, and the various kinds of disease which lead to it aro so many that volumes would he necessary to describe them. The causes of these diseases are manifold and are verv much under the control of the individuals. There are of course, hereditary tendencies to heart ili-ease; but asido from traumatic causes, these tendencies may exist for years without fatal results. "It is a certain fact that the least dan gerous heart disease often creates the most apprehensions. Frequently patient who have only a functional or curable disorder will not be persuaded that ca lamity does not impend: although, there may be no real danger. On tho other hand, organic diseases may exist unsus pected. There aro sympathetic relations between the mind and tho heart and disorders ot the heart aro frequently trace able to mental excitement, either pleasur able or painful. Quick beating of the heart is no certain symptom of danger. Il has been demonstrated that the pulse may safely rango from 100 to 140 per minute for many years. In Turkey, where a fow years ago men yoked their wives with oxen, the curricu linn in some of tho colleges for the education of women compares favorably with similar institutions in America. One of the girls who was graduated from Harpoot seminary is at present engaged upon making a concordance of the Bible in modern Armenian. A vory curious bet has been mado by two officers belonging to the Versailles garrison. Rising high abovo the Cliev reue road is an ncqueduct, tho top of which (two yards in breadth) is devoid of any kind of parapet or balustrade. Some time in the last century one of the king's musketeers performed the reckless feat of riding along this very difficult path. Since that date no ono has cued to brave destiny in a similar manner. An attempt is, however, now to be made to tepeiit this mad performance, though whother il will bo crowned with success is quite another matter. The slightest false movo means instant destruction both to rider and horse. A DotusTKUi. Stout. Tho Charleston News says a story is circulated among hotel men that during the past winter a lady from lioston accompanied by three servants, engaged three rooms 'at ono of the hotels in Jacksonville. The oroniie tor assigned her three of the best rooms on tho parlor tljor. upon nrrival she was shown the rooms, but said they did not suit her. Being told that they were the best rooms the city afforded she ordered a carriage, went out lo the storos and spent over $500 in fitting up the rooms with rugs, curtains and bric- a-brac. She occupied them just one week and then loft nil her purchases behind her and went to the Magnolia hotel, on the St. Johns river, where she paid $600 a week board for herself and suit). She returned north on a special oar, which must have cost not less than 9600 A New Danger ok Ballooning. Mr Samuel A. King, a well kuown ueroanu was shot ut througli ignoranco a few years ago while up in his balloon. He ascended from Augusta, Ua,, at a q'-arter past four o olook, r. M., and only throe hours and a half later landed ono hundred and thirty miles northeast of that city. In the early part of tho journey he had a livolv race with a railroad train bound for Charleston, and beat it easily, notwith standing the engineer of the latter crowd ed on all steam, as was afterward learned. At several places guns wero discharged, in one or two Instances evidently at the balloon, but the aoronnut was at loo trreat a height to fear any injury. In descending tie struck against the skeleton ol a tall pine tree, which broke beneath tho weight of tho basket, tho can escaping from the balloon, and basket and occupant dropped a distance of from fifty to sixty feet. Mr. King was uiottv well shaken up, but not much hurt, and was able to make his way to tho house of . some colored people near by, where he besides tho general occupation as sales was vory hospitably troatod. women in many departments of trade. ' What Makes Men Dishonest. Wha' llian iu ll.il tea ..f thia f.rnnl. imminl f( v. ' " ; . , , " J inoieasinyr n iu mens must oe some spcciiiu occasion We aro quite sure that the growing extravagance io the style of living has much influence on those whose inc imes are small. The bad ex unplo c,f rich and fashionable young men is baleful in ih- euecls on the youth ol moderate means The men who have leisuro and plenty of money, making a display in equipage entertainments and edifices, which they cm well afford, should bear in mind thai they are making nn irnpr.-ssion on the public mind, and they should seriously consider whether they love their neigh bors as themselves when they silently anil perhaps unconsciously lead them to go and try to do likewise lue struggle between moderate enjoyment of life and that ideal which the prosperous man sets up ns the perfection of earthly .lappiness Is Iremondous, and olten ruinous, lo gel rich rapidly is the snare, anil into it, to their perdition, many men full. To keep up appearances is tne tight ol mo will thousands of families. They will starve to dio&. All litis is to the point we are driving at, in finding the causo of so much commercial dishonesty, so much stealing on the part of theso who hold respectable positions in socielv, ami some limes in the church. It is Ibe want ol contentment with the lot assigned In Divine Providence: the secret longing to be in what seems to be a better pisiiion: a lust of money not lo be hoarded, but lo spend : a greed ol gold thai, live getter limy make a display of it, have a better house, and rival a neighbor. Il is the shoddy pride of life. It is tho npe coming out in the num. And to suppress this sillv socking after show, this sham of wealth should be the aim of every honest man. Simplicity of living is itself a power for good in tho community. Ex- iravagance is a vice, corrupting others as II as ono who indulges in il. Hone-t men aro not to be obtained b consulting their tables of genealogy, nor; the conhguration ot their skulls, nor by paying them more money. The heart is he soul ol all evil. Uut ot it proceed those desires that result in murders and roliberit s. A profession ot piety is not nn insurance against wrong doing. Some h id men adopt it as a disguise. But the daili life of a good man does speak for itself, and he who wnlkolh with wise men is wiser. By Iheir fruits men are pretty well known, and very few employers suffer from peculations or defacations exec pt through their own neglect of duty A coni-ciousness oi Doing vigilantly over seen, the assurance of difficulty in evading deleoliou will prevent a coward thief from stealing, and will strengthen a weak man the hour of temptation. New York Observer. The Awakenikc Great things are the the going on in the morning. Out in orchaids under tho coarse bark of apple trecss; over in tho woods ben lath the rind of the birch and Iho maple, the chestnut and ash ; under the dead loaves on the hillside, whore Iho arbutus is utrtigling into life; down in tho meadows, where the brown grasses are brightening; out on the lawn where the emerald is just beginning to assort, itself ovsr nttures winter wear of sombre gray, without noise or friction or any visible moveinot.inilloas of horsepower are now at work. There's a stir in the grave of the crocus; the dead spears ol hist year s lillv ol the valley begin to feel a gentle pleasure from be low; in tufts of yellow green grass blades thrust up their le ads, roots ol tne dande lion rustle in anticipation of a coming coronation, and on every fibre of the oak and elm a force which no man may mini ber, and human power resist is marching straight unwind. A great army of sappers and minors has been burr, wing under us it is the same. who,-o hurning fliehl we saw in last Octo ber's golden glories, that hung upon the sumach its fiery defiance and fl Minted at us yellow and crimson from birch and maple, as it sullenly fell back beyond tile further lidges of the hills: the same army that having stormod and posessed a world and made its brief and merry season of carousal, went off in the highest leather, leaving behind all the storehouses it had endowed with plenty, all the granaries it had filled to bursting. The fores' s bowed their heads and moaned, the world put on sombre garments at its deptrture. And now it.has come hack. Tho work of sap pers and miners is hegginning to appear They are pushing up their spears in mca J ow and field; they are eliming lo I lie bat tlements in forest and orchard. Thoy hover on the hillsides and pitch their tents in tho valleys. Their legions are tramping noiselessly but constantly into the licelops each with its folded banner. Presently, when each has reached its station, even to the furthest twig, there will bo aflutter in the orchards, and when the world awakes it will be to find itself once more possessed, with the banners waving over it, of the apple and the peach. if Y. Trib une. A New Electric Montoii. The time is not fur distant when electricity will to a great extent supplant steam as a motive power. TbeNow York Mad says that a company is now being formed for the pur pose ol developing electric railroads, and will probably be 'in full operation within the next six months. The company is in posession of a new electric montor which is destined to work and entire rovolution in tho mode of propelling cars both on tho surface and elevated roads. The main idea of the system has been successfully tried by field and J-.uison here and Siemens in Europe.but the details are new and remark ably ingenious.The system consists in hav ing sta ionary engines nt (suitable points along tho line of a railroad. These engines drive dynamo electric light companies. The current from the machine is either carried along the railsoralongsuitablecon ductors attached thereto. By meansof brush es or contact wheels it is then conveyed to small seoondary dynamos which are at tached by gearing to the axels of the bar. Devices are so arranged 111 at tno car may be stopped or started at pleasure The economy of the system is represented by the greater efiieiency of a stationary steam engine over a locomotive as a producer of power on street railroads, in as much as it substitutes steam, through the agency ol electricity, for horse power. On the elevat ed roads the value of this system is appar ent from the faot that it lessens tho weight required to be hauled over the track. The pi 0 lent locomotives weigh about om -fourth of ho attatclted train. As this montor does away with locotn ittvos, the g un is self evident. It must be addod tha the sys tem has been so thoroughly tried, and is being still further improved, that its speedy introduction into general use is morely a question of timo. The New York society for opanins ud new employments ior women published a list of twenty four oooupations as specially favorable for women. Among them aro art docorntion, designing for textile goods, wood carving and engraving, dispensing medioines, bookkeeping, short hand writ ing, lithographic drawics and wriiinc. telegraphy, photography, printing, hair dressing, upholstery, and stationery work, lacocleunlng anil mending glass engraving, gilding, bookbinding, elcotroplatins. ivorv cutting, pearl working, modelling, oameo cutting, seal engraving, plaster statuary. The Faumkii There is a quiet about the life of a farmer, and a hope, of a serene old age, that no ether business or profes sion ean promise. A professional man is doomed some time to feel that his powers tire waning. He is doomed to see younger and stronger men pass him in the race ol life. He looks forward to an old ngo ol intellectual medlocriiy. Ho will be last where once he was first. But tho farmer goes, as it were, into partnership with trees and flowers he breathes the sweei air of tho fields. There Is no constant and frightful strain upon his miud. His nights are filled with sleep and rest. He watches his flocks and herds as they feed upon tho green hilly slopes. He hears the pleasant rain fall upon the waving corn, and the trees he planted in his south field rustle about him as ho plants others for the children yet to bo. Anecdote ov Weiistek. The late James T. Fields used lo relate in the most graphio manner tho particulars of his first interview with the God like Dan iel. Mr. Fields was theu a lad fresh from the oouniry, serving as junior clerk in the bookstore of which he af,erward becamo he head. Being the junior clerk, he was despatched upon the most ditlieult and hopeless erraud which tho business of tie store afforded namoly to collect a long standing and ever growing bill from Dan iel Webster. Kvcry one eiso in tno store had tried and failed. It wa9 now the turn of tho new hand. Ho went into Mr. Webster's oflloe, made his most graceful w, and, handing the bill said in his polit est tono: "Iho hrm present their compli ments to you, Mr. Webster, and beg to remind you that their account has been tinning for a good many years, and they would be extremely oiligeu io you u you mud settle it this morning. ' "Young man," said Webster "How can a man pay i bill who has no money? Look here; seo for your-elf " Saying this ho opo iod his le?k, and lo! there was a hoap of bank notes which ho had received somctimo before and had totally forgotten! "I beg votirnaidon, young man; lhavesotno mon ey I was not aware of it. Help yourself." the voiin man Counted out tue money, signed the receipt and wont back to the store with iho light of victory in his eyes. Two Ways oi' Looking) at Tuinhs. "wo boys went lo hunt grapes. One was happy because lhy found grapes. I he oilier was u.ihappy because tho grapes had seeds in them. Two men being convalescent were asked how they were. One said, "I am better to-day.'' The other said, "I was worse yesterday.'' When it rains ono man says "inis win make mud." Another "This will lay tho dut. Two children looked through colored glasses; one said, "The world is blue," and ihe other said, "It is bright. I wo boys were eating their dinner. One said, "I would rather havo something other than this." The other said, This is belter than nothing." A .servant girl thinks a mini's house is principally kitchen; a guest, that it is principally parlor." ' I am sorry that I live," said one man "I am sorry that I must die," says anoth er. 'I urn glad," says one that it is no worse.'' "I am sorry," savs another 'that it is no better." One man spoils a good repast by thinking of a better repast of another. Another one enjoys a poor lepast by contrasting it with none at all. Ono man is thankful for his blessings. Another is moroo for his misfortunes. One man makes up Mis accounts from his wants. Another from his assets He Ditovu Well Some months ngo a joung gentlemen of Tallahassee left tho homo of his happy boyhood days, wilh no great amount of cash, and little experience in tho large field which he was voluntarily and cheerfull entering, and whore so many fail. But he was young, bravo and buo yant wilh hope, and determined to make a manly struggle for foiiuno and fame wilh the wide, wide world fdrbis sphere. O ie fine morning he landed in tha busy empor ium of East Florida. Here he spent several days in unsuccessful efforts to obtain em ployment. finally, harrassod wilh the unpleasant fact that his board bill was due and unpaid wilh not a cent in his pocket no u-ppt-ii into a Dusiness iioiho, and politely imformed a gentleman that ho wanted work, and must have it. "What can you do!" inquired :hn srentleiuen "Anything,' prom ptly responded t he brave young man. roinung to a dray that stood in front of the door, the gentleman si.id: Uan you drive that dray?" "Yes. sir :" was tho emphatic response. "I'll give you zuamontii.' ilia youn!: man accepted the offer on Iho spot, mourned the dray, and wont cheerfully to work with a deter minaiion to oarn that 820 A' tho end of the month his employer complimented him very highly for his stri t attention to businoss.and increased his wages to $:0 a month. When camo tho end of the second month the gentleman was satisfied that ho was honest, industrious and deserv ing, i-nd for his faithful services the young man was promoted to a position in the house, at a salary of $50 per month. All nonor lo this worthy young man. He only needed an opportunity to provo his worthiness. Ho has In him tho material lor n second Vanderhilt or a future gover nor of Florida. Tallahissee Floridin. Boxwood ai Eniiravino. It is curious that two familiar prooessos in the fine arts, and we might say in the useful arts as well, are dependent on unique subsntnces, tho ono mineral and Ihe other vegetable Lithography, one of the moat important kinds of engraving, would be impossible without the peculiar close grained limestone, which has thus far been discovered only in the quarries of ouicnnoieii, in navai ii; ana wood engrav ing could not bo the art it is, if a material perfectly adaptod to its requirements were not furnishod in the wood of a singlo tree. It Is true that certain stones, more or less suitable for lithography, have been fouud in various parts ol tho earth, in several European countries, and in our own Kentucky; but nono of theso deposits are equal ill quality to that of Sotenhofen. It is triu also liiat certain other wood? the rock maple, the pear, the plum, oto. may be used for somo of tho ooarser kind of wood engraving; but the faot remains lhat boxwood is the one material perfectly adapted to the purpose, end indispensablo for lirst class work. Its tine and uniform grain and its peculiar texture and hard ness, renderiug it easily manageable under the graver, and yet capable of enduring the pressure and strain to which tho delicate lines are subjected in printing, and also the fact that it "takes the ink"' bettor than any oilier wood, combine to give it peculiar and unrivalod value for tho artist. Before the invontion of elec trotyping aud photo-engraving, this unique assemblage of qualities was of more importance than at present; but evon now, ns far as the engraving is concorned, the best artistic effects are lo bo obtained only by cutting on wood. The best boxwood is brought from tho shores of tho Black sea in Turkey, interior varieties being obtained Iu Persia, in Spain nn 1 Poriugal, and in tile Balearic Isles. Ills said that in 1HI box trees to th value of 10 000 ($50.01)0) wuro cut down at Box Hill, In Surry, Eng. But tha tree is of so very slow growth that it is seldom raised in that country except or ornament. I'rom vie Jopuiar .science Ateios. Sorrows hunianlzi our race, tears are the showors that fortiliy.i the world. Ingelom. It is remarkable with what Christian fortitude and resignation we can hear tho sufferings of others " Dean Sivift. Ho who Isn't content with what he has wouldn't be content vith what he would like to have. Averbach. Regard nothing Insignificant, lhat little, accident of Aloxander taking a fancy to bathe himself caused the interruption of his march; and that interruption gave occasion to that great victory that founded the third monarchy of the world. South. When the rest of mankind were caring for the mere neoossities of the physical life, Bible men wero holding the torch of scionoe; and these men wero tho prede cessors of t he B icons and Ncwtons. Dr. Hovard Crosby. A broken physical law involves its ppnally. A denied intellectual law im plies a punishment. A defied spiritual law presumes its rotrmuiion. Leap into the oennn; no opposing Uw of salvation interfering, you will drown. Defraud the hours of rest for study or for dissipation; you lose the mental power of controlling natural sleep. C tntost against that surrendor of the soul to its Creator which wo call the religious life: the religious life withdraws itself from you. Unbelief clones over the willintr unbeliever liko tlv! w ive, of the sea or the lidos of insomnhi. Th'se aro fiels As such they aro to bo respscled. I'i:. ibel.lt Stuart Pic'ps, iu Novem'ter Atianti:. This army nee.ls leu'liiti moro than il needs comma ding ' Tho world is cov- ernod too much; so is tho church. Tho machine run smoothly enough, but only hero and there is a belt that reaches beyond the stars. Therofuro thei 'e is SI, much that U ineffective and valueless. The great : 1 of tho hour is a tromen dous and irrepressible enthudasm. W in shall kindio it? Where is the spiritual Napoleon who will make men rush to danger, to privation, to suffering, to poverty, to exile, to death, as to a ban quet? No other sort of leadership is worth a straw. It mocks your hoart. It seems to he doing something when it is doing nothing. It is tho fuss and feathers of tho dress parade, but lint tha soiled and faded uniform, tho rent flag, the battered sword, tho dust, tho smoke, he blool of tho real conflict Cuiplnin '; AlcCahc. I'oung men you are the architects ol ycur own fortune. Rely upon your own strength of body and soul, lake for your stir sclfrelianco, faith, honesty and industry. Inscribe on your banner "Lnek is a fool, pluck is a hero." Think well of yourself strike out. Assume your own position. Rise above the envious and jealous. Fire above ihe mark you in'.enu lo bit. lie in earnest. lis selfrelitnt Uo generous. Bo civil. Love your God and lellow man. t'res. NO'm I'ortcr. How to Split a Sheet ok Papf.h. It is one of the most remarkable properties of that wonderful product, paper, that it can oe spin into two or even three parts, however thin tho sheet. We have seen a leaf of the Illustrated News thus divided into threo parts, or three thin leaves. Oae consisted of tho surface on which tho engravings are printed; another was the letterpress, and a perfectly blank niece on each sido was iho paper that lay between. Many people who Have not seen th is don might think it impossible, yet it is not only possioie, nil' exiremely easy, as we shall show. Get a piece of plate glass, and place on it a sheet of paper; then let the latlcr bo thoroughly soaked. With care and a liltlo dexterity Ihe sheet can be splil oy tno top suriaca iiciug removed. Uu the best plan is to ptste a piece of cloth or strong paper to cacn sine nt the sheet to bo split. When dry, violently and wiuiuui Hesitation pun ine iwo pieces asunuor, wtien pari tno siieet will be found to have adhered to one and part to tno otner. ooiten mo pasto in ater, and tho pieces can bo easily removed from the cloth. Iho process is generally demon stratcd as a matter of curiosity, yot it can oe utilized in various ways It wo want to paste in a scrap boot a newspaper article pruned on o in sides ot (lie paper, and possess only ono copy, it is very con venient to detach the one sido from the oilier. 1 lie paper when split, as may be imagined, is more transparent than it was before being subjoeted to the operation. and me priming ink is somewhat duller: otherwiso the two pieces present tho appearance of tho original if again brought logemer. oome time ago Hie information of how to do this splitting was advertised to bo sold for a considerable sum. Wo now impart to all our readers gratuitously. British and Colonial Printer and Station er. TiiEOitiuiN of Monday as "WAsinvn Day." Recently, the wits of Georirotown conceived the idea of a mock town meet ing, which was carried out in tirst class shape, and the orators of the town had a chauce to show their wit on the different humorous tirncles in Ihe warrant. Article 7lh was as follows: "To seo if tho town will mako washing day a legal holiday.'' Mr. Charles V. Tcnny, chairman of the committee, made a funny report, and from it wo make tho following extract: "I prcsumo ihe intelligent portion of this audienco are awaro how wo camo to have our washing day on Monday ; to others I will briefly rolato tho how. Those who are tamiliur with tho 'hook of books' will remember that passago which reads "Cleanliuess is next to Godliness.' Our forfathers, in their simplicity and rigid adhereiico in Suripture, supposed tliat meant lhat washing day should come noxi to God's day, hence Monday. Later generations havo understood that they wero to put on their Godliness on Sunday and wash it off ou Monday, and they h..,r,. hU llu,l ,,,, In ,', " ,w ,i. outezt ui zelle. A New Invention. A new safe lias been patented, which would seem to bo so effectively burglc.r proof, that no burg lar would go wilhin a half a mile of it. The new safe is fixed wilh springs arranged around the lock in such a man ner, that when tho burglar touches them, an eleotrio light suddonly lights up the room, while a prepared plate fixed In tho door of the safe inntantly takes the photo graph of tho burglar for future rcforonoe. A nurgiar down in nn Illinois town planned tho robbery of a safo. the nihnr day, whon ho accidentally leiirnod that it was ono of those new fangled photograph safes; but ho went riiiht on with his wnrb just the same, and when tho oleclrio Ik'ht ...... tn,.At,ni t... i . - was luut-iiuu uu, iiu just, stood one ol the rango of tho photogrnph apparatus, and stood a dummy mado to represent the bookkeeper of tho institution, in front of tho safe, and after the photograph was niceiy taken ho knookod over the oloolrio light arrangement and went ou wilh his btirglarlngas though nothing had happen ed. But the book keeper had a hard time the next day to provo an alibi, and ho now swears tho new patent safo Is a fniml j Peek's Hun. SEcmpewmtf. A Bit of hxuerlence ii Cigar Smoking. "Hero comes a big boy; I guess give us ono." he'll As Herbert Raymond looked up, be saw two ragged little lellows, a lew puces in front of him, one appeared to be about six years ol age, and tile oilier not moro than two years older. It was the smaller one who had spoken. and ho evidently referred lo Herbert as the "big hoy. "Say, won't you give us a mutch? ' ask ed the larger boy, as Herbert drew near and stood belore them. "What do you wan; with a match?" asked Herbert. "Want ler smoke," said the boy. "What! such a little fellow as yon are? I'o you smoker "You bet I do. Iv'" smoked for mor'n a year. But I ra not little. How old do you think I be?" "Oh! about eight," said Iloibert. "Eight! I guess I he. I in almost ten But what do you think of this little teller not mor'n half ns big as uu Ho smokes and chews too." "What do you smoke?" "Why, cigars, of com so." And he stretched himself, anil thrust his hand among the patches of his ragged trowsers After fumbling about for n while, ho drew forth three stubs of cigais, about an inch and a half long. "You've been using tliem already, I see." said Herbert. "No we hain't, either. That is what w want the lighters for.'' "How did you get the stubbs, then?" Herbert inquired. "Oh! some f'elleis W'ispasdti' anil throw ed 'cm nt us; but the fire had so nigh gont out that wo couldn't make 'em go." "Let's bharu I lie cigars with him, If he'l furnish the matches," broke in Hie small or boy. "Of course we'll do that," said the other, "rhero II be just one apiece." "I am just as much obliged to you,'' s iid Herbert. "Hut I don't care f ir the eigir; ninl as for matches, I h ivn t anj with me " 'Hain't got a match? ' "No.' " "What dye d ) when yer want asmoke?" T ilwi't smoke," said Herbert. ' What ! a big Idler like you don't .-moke? VV Ii it'll yer do wen yor a man?" "Indeed, I don't sinoke. Do you think I would bo seen with a dirty cigar or pipe in my mouth? It is a filthy, useless habit at the best ; anil, if I were you, I would throw those old i-ttibs away, and quit while able to do so." "les cigars aro mean, said tho hoy, tnd wc are trying to got somo fire so we can hum these up. But here comes Dick Jones. He's the boy for us lie always "ar rics matuhcs.aui.) he II be glad to share whh us." At tho mention of Dick Jonos' name Herbert started quickly along, fur he did not care for Dick to hear his lecture against cigars. Dick had seen him, on ono occasion, rying to smoke, and he might mention i h.-re, u nil then they would have a gone iiir.gti at bis expense l'rue, Herbert had never smoked bu twice in all his life; but as ha walk alotig trying to associate the idea of th manliness of smoking with the scene h had just witnessed, he felt a keener sense 01 the ridiculousness of such a thought than ever before, and he fell heartily i, shamed of himself for having been so foolish ns to try to learn to smoke. Wo will let him give an account of hi; experience with cigars in his own words ihat boys who have never tried them may catch n glimpse ol the pleasure they allorcl. "It was about six months ago when Dick Jones got me to try one of his cigars Dick is two years older than I, and loam ed to smoke when a small boy'. We had been over to "Meadow brook" fishing fi trout, and had set down to rest a few min utes before starting for home. Dick drew out a case of cigars and asked me to try ono. 1 reitistd lo do so, wnen lie lighled one and began to sinoke. lie said they wero very mild woulnn t make a baby sick and laughed at me lor not beinj; iblo to sinoke He coin lined to urge me till, at lad, I lighted ono and put it into my mouin. "I can tasto it in my mouth now, and i makes me sick whenever I think of it. "I had not smoked raon than a minute before I began to feel a s .angn sickness at the stomach, and my head seemed to have converted itself into a top, and sei itself to spinning. "As soon as 1 felt able, ve started foi home. The first thing we had to do wai- lo cross the brook on a raihor shaky lou that lay across it. 1 got along very wel until about two-thirds across when the rocking of the log, tho dancing of th water below, and theyvhirling of my head. wero aiiogetuer loo mucu ur me, an,' down I went into the stream. The water was quite shallow, but it managed to gel all over me, and mado me jut as wet ai- though it had been twice as deep. Allei considerable effort I succeeded in gettin, home, changed my olothos, ate a verv light supper, and went to bed much earlier than usual. 11)0 next morning 1 felt as wise as Solomon on the subject of using tobacco. Tho next time I saw Dick, lie offered ine another cigar, but I firmly refused. I told hira that I had concluded to ieave smoking before tho habit got too firmly hxed, and advisod Hull todo tne same Still ho gave mo no peace. Every time I met him ho would broach the ttuheci ind insist lhat I must learn. Uo said 11 was boyish to give up in that way, that 1 ought to have the manliness to stick lo it. He had piomised to say nothing about my smoking affair, but ho told one or two of his associates, and they mined Willi him and laughed at mo for my weakress. "Some timo after this ono of the boys gave me a cigar, which ho said .'. could smoke when I wa3 alone, and then there would be no one to laugh at me. I thought his would bn just the plan. Besides, this boy told mo that tho first cigar always made one sick, but that mere was no diffculty in smoking tho second one. "It was on one Saturday morning, about a month after my first attempt, that I thought I wonld try again. I thought I would smoke a few times, just to show the boys I could do it, and then I would quit. "In tho afternoon of this day there was to lie an excursiou to a lake about five mil' s distant. Our whole school was to go, ind arrangements had boen made for a grand lime. I had n few chores lo do during the morning, among which was the splitting of a few pieces of wood for starting tho fltos. Just before commen cing this work, I lighted my cigar and pulled away ns fast as I could. I bad determined to not smoko vory much, but thought I would do it ns quickly as possi ble and havo il over. "Soon I began to feol dizzy, and throw ing aside the cigar, I took tho ax and commenced my task. I thought I could work off tho 111 feeling; but tho harder I worked tho more dizzy I got. Soon tho wood house seemed tho wrong side up, nnd the pieces of wood appeared lo sway from sido to sido ns though trying to evade my Mows. My feel and the wood got badly mixed together, and my axe nover would go whoro I aimed It. Sml donly I felt a sharp pain iu my foot, and found that I had mailt) a gash i i it which "tti ly severed one of the toes. I maii- :dl to got into the house, unil a surgeon a-.is cilled to dress the wound. "That day was ihe most miserable one I ever spent. Tho p,in in mi foot, th i dizzy feeling in my head, and the '!isr;j poinlmenl in not beii g able to nccompuii v my si lioolnriics on their excursion, seem ed enough to render my misery complete. ' I did not toll any one of the part the cigar had had in causing the accident. None of the boys knew anything about it, and Dick still urges me to take a second cigar, lie says unless I learn lo smoke that all the boys will launh at me, and say lhat I tried to learn hut wasn't man enough. "I can now sen how tutieii ea'ier it would have been if I had firmly relu'ed at Im first. But I ran only so act in ,ne fu'ure ns to avoid getting into dei per rouble. I have decided to let them laugh all they ploase at mv pist experience in smoking, hut. shall furnish them with no iiio-n similar matter for sport. They mav test assured that my experience in minif tobacco in any form is nt an end.!' Chiu liati at Work The Strongest Drink. Water is tho strongest drinK II. drives mills ; i' is tile drink of linns nnd horses, and Samson never drank anything else. Let young men be teetnlug if only for economy's sake. Tho beer money will soon build n house. If what is spent in waste worn only saved ngainst a rainy day, work houses would never be built. The man who spends his money with the pub lican, nnd thinks the landlord's bow and "How do ye do, mv fino fellow? ' mean 'rue respt t. is a perfect simpleton. We 'on't light (ires for herring's eomf rt, but 0 lousl him. Men dn nnt keep pnt bouses nr laborers' cood ; if ihey do, tbey cer ainly miss their aim Why thi n should 01 nple drnk "for 'h prod of the house?" If I spend mnnev for Iho good of ihe hnue lei il be in my own. r-nd not the land'ord's. It is a bad well into which ynd must pnt water; and the beer-house is n bad friend, tiocause it takes your all and leaves you anlhing but headaches. He who calls iliose his friends who let him sil Bnd drink by ihe hour loge'her is ignorant very ignorant. Why, red lions and tigers, nnd eagles, and vultures are ill creatures of prey, nnd whv do so many put themselves wilhin the power of their jaws and latons? Such as drink and live riatously, and wonder wliv their laces are so blotchy and their pockets so bare, would leave i ff wondering if they bad iwo grains of wisdom. They might ns well ask an elm tree for pears as look to iooso habits for health and wealth. Those who go to the public hotito for happiness climb t treo lo hud a lish. liev Mr. ttpuraeon It is announced that the coronation ot tlio cztr will be fne. This is about the nlv greatest show on earth where a free ticket would b' no inducement for a nan to attend. Deal very gently with those who are on the downhill of life. Your own time is loming to be where Ihey now are. You, ton, arn "stepping westward. " ooothe the restlessness of age by amusement, by nnsiileratum. by non-interference, and by illowing plenty of occupation to fall into he hands lhat long for it. But let it be if their own choosing, nnd cease to order heir ways for them us though they were hildren. In the long run, morality nnd expedi ency are found to he coincident. Truth and honesty provo more prudent and politic than false speaking and false doing, however they may seem to binder or en danger one at the start. As the old sailor expressed it, "God has somehow so fixed things that a fellow can afford to do about right in this world." Sunday School Times. Did you ever find lying in some neglect ed spot, buried among the grass, perhaps, somo old tool, which you remember as sharp, bright, and useful, but which is covered wilh rust and useless? The rust and tho dull edgo have come of its long rest. Had it been constantly used it might havo been broken, but it never would have been lhat dull, useless thing while it last ed. It is j ist so with human beings. Inaction is worse for them than ha-d, hard work. Unused talents rust. "X.3 mind that is never sharpened grows null. One who has not done what ho might, finds his power gone at last. Sometimes, when minds lie useless and hands are folded, the snul rusts also. I did not know St. Simeon's history, but I doubt if he was as worthy a saint as many another, just necause he lived al ihe top of a pillar and. to quote Miss Braddon, had his meals sent up to him in a basket." Had he eomn down for his food he uiiaht have found -ome chance ot being uselul. there is work in ilie world fir every mind and heart and body. Do you want to grow salt, and, nt tho ame lime, have an interesting, handsome ornament? Iho proceeding is a rovel chemical experiment that may be tried by iny ono rut in a gnb.et one latile-poon ful of salt and onetnblnpoonful of blueing; nil the goblet two thirds lull ol water and set in a position where it will have plenty of wnimtb nnd sunligtu. In a little while sparkling crystals will commence forming on Ihe outside ol the glass, and is both a novel and liitcn sting ngnt lo watch it gradually growing day hy day, unlil ihe outsido of iho goblet is entirely covered over with beautiful white crystals. An other variation ot this ueauliliil experi ment would bo to lako a goblet wilh the base broken off nnd fasten it in ihe centre of a thin pieco of board, which may bo round, rquare or oblong. Alter the crys tals have formed on the glass, set it on n tiny wall bracket, and placo a bright holiday or birthday card in front of il; this will hide the base, on which no crys tals will form. Alter ibis is dono. fill tho goblet with flowers or dried grasses, and you will have a vase wich will cost comparatively little, and in reality adds to the brio-a brae ot the room. The Kkfect. Tho lalo learned and eloquent Dr. Rice excelled in tho fervor and unclion of bis public prayers. In his congregation was an aged negro, very pious nnd also very excitable, who would always shout "Amen!" when any petition was put up that touched his feelings. This at length became quito annoying to Dr. Ivce, more especially ng Uaisar s hearty "Amons" not unfrequently tilled the room. Fina ly, the doctor told him that bis shouts disturbed the congregation, who were not accustomed to them ; and if he could restrain them, it would be a groat favor. Tbo good negro was shocked to learn that be bad disturbed anyono, and faithfully promised silence in future. But it happened, the very next Sunday, that tho Dr. was unusually earnest in his supplications lo the throne of grace. Ho fairly wrestled in prayor." In the gallery, as usual, sat Ctosar, writhing sympathet ically with the emotion which he could not suppress and would not utter. Moro and moro forvent waxed the prayer, deeper and deeper grew tVsar's emotions, more and more violent his struggles to avoid giving vocal uttoranoe to thera. Nature at last could holdout no longer. "Anion!'' shouted Cresar. "Mapsn Kico, I hail to say it or bust!" p r i i i ! 'i I hi 5 I'.i : l. B i'H' hi m i ' t i"