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nonls that stand expectant
laninc flHhn trsteH of life.
fin.. fr mvav. tho murmur
the tumult and the strife ;
irtinprankfl oi loeinen mere.
a ill' per, broader meaning
yiur Pimple vesper prayer.
jour hands shall grasp tho standard
ml dwlnv vnn watch from fir.
.i ,i .i.n.-.A ti.A ..m.u
this universal war,
to Him, the God of battles,
mr strom? eve can never sleep.
warring of temptation,
and true your souls to keep.
i the pmoke from out tho skies,
the tioif-o of battlo dies,
l the last night's solemn .shadows
the Love that never faileth.
: our souls eternally.
Housekeeper Wanted.
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four, Thursday, April 7th, at
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lucui iiiuunuiuciui v. ouu itnyui
unsatisfied her nppetito still
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and wrlde ftlimnV- frnm if.
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voiy she had tried to find a sit-
Sho had failed on tho first two.
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heart nnd Imud to her vounc
disliked htep-sister, only to bo ro-
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M not forgotton tho hatred for
" ..Aibii .Li. ilia WUillLU. Dili,
PS, UioiR'ht Kato. Bho would
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of her descent to menial emtilov-
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...vu compioto success. Hho
ew how to stain the skin tn r,!v u
old and wrinkled appearanco, and
llad in tho bottom of a box eouio
false gray hairs and muslin cap worn
on theso occasions. Slio did not need
to look so very old only to present
a inatnro and matronly appear
ance. Mr. Edward Dayton waited at homo
aftor his dinner to sco tho respondents
to his advertisements. Ho was a
handsome man not yet thirty, with a
gay, frank, good natured counten
ance. "Now for a dozon or two of good
old dames, all competent, all respect
able, and each confident she would
give satisfaction."
Ho lighted a cigar,
"I shall shock tho dear old souls but
I shall tako tho liberty to smoko in
my own house, in tho parlor or any
where I please, they may (is well know
what to expect."
Ho leaned back in a nonchalant
way, his feet in another chair.
"Thcro ought to bo, I suppose, a
Mrs. Dayton to manago these house
keeping matters." Well, thoro's timo
enough." V
. (Twoapplicanls worcsecn and dis
missed in Mr. Dayton's gentlemanly
"Would let them know if ' ho do
cided to ongago thorn."
A third was ushered in; Mr. Day
ton instinctively laid asido his cigar,
and placed a chair for his now vis
itor. Tho lady-likcucss and propriety of
her manner' pleased him at once.
"Fallon fortunes," ho commented to
Sho answered his questions readily,
but ina few words. .
"A silent woman a good thing,"
was his inward romark.
"I think you will suit mo, Mrs.
what did I understand your name."
"Mrs. Franklin you will bo re
quired to go out of town, about seven
miles, to my country homo Oak
Grovo in the town of Embury, on
tho Central Railroad. Tho salarj' I
propose to pay is six hundred per
annum. Do my tonus suit '!"
Suit ! Sis hundred to tho half
starving porson before him seemed
India's wealth!
Sho answered quietly that they
"Then all is settled. By tho way T
suppose j'ou havo references, though
all that is but a mere matter of
The nanio of Davenport was given.
"Davenport 1 Robert Davcnrun t !
I know them. All right then. If
convenient, you will please go to-morrow,
Mrs. Franklin, or tho next day.
I shall not como down till tho mid
dlo of tho week, and shall probably
bring a friend or two with me. Havo
tho rooms in tho centre nnd wing
prepared if you please. Tho house
keeper thcro now will not leavo
till Saturday. Sho will show you
"Is Mrs. Is your wifo there, or to
go there soon ?"
Ho laughed.
"Mrs. Edyard Dayton ? No, sho is
not thoro; and I do .not know of her
going at present." Adding more
soriously, "I havo not tho pleasure,
Mrs. Franklin, of having a wife,"
with ft slight stress on tho word pleas
ure. A vivid color camo into tho brown
cheok of tho housekeeper, and hor
manner showed evident embarrass
ment. , 0
"I thought I boliovc I cannot."
And sho stopped.
Ho did not notico it. His mind
had already turned to other things.
Ho rose.
"It is all settled, I beliove. By tho
way," his cyo falling on tho rusty
black dress, "you may liko tho advance,
as an ovidenco of tho bargain. It is
quito customary, I bolievo, to do so."
Much Edward Dayton know about
such things, but it was liko his kind
ness and delicacy to say so.
Tho housekeeper's hand closed on
tho.fifty dollars ho gavo hor, and tho
words sho would havo said wero un
uttered. She moved to tho door.
Ho opened it for her very court
eously. "Good morning, madam,"
"Good morning," sho replied.
"I cannot starve. I must' go. I
can keop up my disguise," sho mur
mured. Mr. Dayton, accompanied .by his
friend, arrived at his country houso
tho middlo of tho week. Everything
within and about tho houso was in
perfect order. If tho ' ltousekcopor
had mado a fow mistakes at first, they
wero soon rectified. Every room
that sho had touched showed a magi
cal chango.
Hor predecessor had been ono of tho
kind who boliovo in tho sunlight nov
er entering a room, for foar of fading
carpets and curtains ; whoso watch
word was ordor, and tborofore, tho
furniture was sot primly back against
tno wall, as if fixtures, and their po
sition had not been altered for years,
and who moreover, conscientiously
boliovcd cut llowors in a room un
healthy. Tho now housekeeper's belief dif
fered m theso respects. Tho cheory
sunlight was allowed to cntor when
and where it would, flowers wero on
tho tables andtnantol-piccos; tho fur
niture was disarranged with- careless
graco; ornaments wore takon from
drawers and closots whoro thoy had
boon carefully packed away, and spoko
lor themselves on etagcrcs, niarblo
shelves and manetl pieces.
Mr. Dayton felt tho change, with
out knowing tho reason of it. Ho
looked around him with a satisfied
"This is a grand, cheery old place
after all. Do you know, Xyon, I have
always shunned it as tho gloomiest of
gloomy places. I hatoa't stayed horo
a fortnight, all put' together, for tho
last five years. It muntlo your pres
ence, old fellow, that has brightened
up so, or tho gloom was all in my
"Not altogether; for I remember it
just as you do. You forgot I ran
flown hero onco or twice for a day.
Didn't you loll mo you had a now
housckeopor? Perhaps tho chango
may bo owing to her somo womon
4iavo a singular knack at things."
"Very likely you aro right I re
member now that, notwithstanding all
I could say, Sirs. Stone would ex
cludo tho sun; and tho furniture is
certainly arranged different from
what it was. A marked improvement
which I hopo will oxtend to and be
yond tho dinner table."
It was not possiblo to find fault
with tho variety and quality of tho
food placed before them, nor tho
manner of its being cooked; and
tho table appointments were perfect;
and Dayton congratulated himself up
on having secured such a jowel of a
The two friends, passed their timo
in reading, driving, fishing, and occa
sional visits to tho city; tho house
keeper herein earning, to the oxtent of
her power, by attention to their bodily
wants, the six hundred she received.
Sho had an easy master. Mr. Dayton
was never fault-finding, always pleas
ant and courteous.
He remained aftor his frioud had
departed. Usually, if ho did not go
into town, lie spent, his moruinjjs be
tween tho library and the garden; the
afternoons in driving himself, some
times taking tho young ladies of a
neighboring family, Lily and Maud
Grandison, to a drive. Thoy were tho
only family with whom ho visited
familiarly. Through tho servants, tho
housekeeper hoard rumors of an
attachment between tho oldest daugh
ter, Lily, a fair and amiablo girl, nnd
Mr. Dayton.
Tho weeks passed, and a holiday
came. Mr. Dayton had gone to
town tho day previous to remain tho
rest of tho week. Tho housekeeper1
had givon ponnission to tho sprvauts
to go also. Sho felt it a woleomo re
lief to havo tho houso and tho day to
herself. Sho locked tho door careful
ly after tho last servant. Sho would
make tho most of hor day. Sho
would havo no dinner only a lunch.
Sho had almost forgotten her real
character in that whiqh sho had as
Biunod; but to-day sho could bo her
self without fear of discovery or in
trusion. Sho laid asido her' cap nnd gray
tresses, washing tho stain from her
skin, arrangod hor luxuriant hair in
becoming curls, and donned a pretty
fresh muslin, which fitted well to
her slight, graceful figure. This done,
sho entered tho parlor, and stood bo
foro tho mirror, as attractivo a . fig
ure as ono would often see.
"Truly, I had forgotton my own
looks ! I am Kato Franklin, after all 1"
sho laughed.
Removed from tho long restraint,
hor spirits roboundod. Sho felt gay
light-hearted, and liko committing
any foolishness.
"Miss Franklin," said she, in tho
mincing, affected tones of an oxquisito,
"it would givo mo inoxprcBsiblo
pleasure to hear tho musio of that
long silent voice."
"It would bo a great pity to deprivo
you of it then," sho answered, in her
natural voice, "and myself also," she
added; and going to tho piano, sho
oponcd it and played a fow pieces with
oxquisito tasto and skill, and then sho
sung song after song, in a sweet, clear,
cultivated yoico. Sho choso at first
tho brilliant and triumphant, thou tho
sad and plaintivo Bucceoded. There
wore toars in hor oyos whon sho roso.
But to-day her moods wero capricious.
"Mrs. Franklin, who is playing on
tho piano ?"ksho askod, in an oxcellont
imitation of Mr, Dayton's voico,
"It is only, I sir, dusting tho keys.
Thoy need dusling so often," sho re
plied in Mrs. Franklin s mature tones;
and sho dusted them vigorously with
hor pocket handkorchiof.
"Ah nio 1" sho said. "Now, what
other f6olish thing shall I do to prove
to mysolf that I am not an elderly
housekeeper, but a young girl who, by
virtue of hor ago, Bhould bo gay by
right of birth, wealthy, and of consid
crution, visited and visiting, as Mr.
Dayton's lady lovo visits and is visited.
Ho is noble, and good, and haridsome,"
sho Baid with a sigh. "Sho will bo
happy. How gracoful sho danced horo,
at tho partj', tho other ovoning, when
tho old housokceper was permitted to
look on ! Sho looks good and amiable
too. Mr. Dayton danced with her
three times. I wonder if I havo for
gotten how to dancol and humming
an air' sho floated gracofully about tho
room. .
Sho stopped breathloHs, her checks
brilliant from tho exercise, her splen
did hair disarranged.
"I boliovo I feel liko stiff old Mrs.
Franklin, with whom dancing doesn't
"Ono moro Bong by that heavonly
voico, Miss Franklin, and I shall go
away dreaming I havo heard tho an
gols sing," in a ludicrously affected
voico sho had before imitated.
"Ah!" sho laughed, but half sadly,
"tho compliments poor old housekeep
er Franklin receives I certainly hopo
won't spoil her, and turn her silly old
Sho sat down again at tho piano,
and sang "Homo, Swcot Homo;" then
bIio played ono of Beethoven's grand
est and most solemn pieces. Sho roso
and closed tho piano.
"The carnival is ended. Kato Frank
lin disappears from tho scono, and
Madam Franklin enters."
Neither Mr. Dayton nor tho Bcrvantfl
would havo suspected from the placid,
dignified deportment of tho( house
keeper when thoy returned that even
ing, of what strango freaks she had
been guilty.
The housokcoper, as usual when Mr.
Dayton was alouo, sat at tho table.
It had commenced to rain violently,
and the weather had grown suddenly
very cold.
Mr. Dayton, as he had done occasion
ally, invited her to the library, whero
was a cheerful fire in tho grate. Ho
read tho papers and lottcrs which he
had brought with him from town,
whilo eho knitted.-
An hour or moro passed in silence;
indeed, the housokcoper seldom spoke,
oxcopt when askod a quostion. At
length Mr. Dayton looked up at hor,
and said, abruptly:
"Yours must be a lonoly life, mad
am, If it is not ft painful subject, may
I ask how long sinco you lost your
husband ?"
Two hands suspended their employ
ment, two oycB looked up at him with
an alarmed expression. In his serious,
sympathetic countenance thoro was
nothing to frighten or ombarrass, but
tho red grow deeper and deopor in tho
.brown check.
"It is a painful subject," sho said, at
last, falteringly. "If you wilt plcaso
to oxcuso mo."
"Pray, pardon mo, madam. It was
further from my wish, or thought, to
givo'yon pain," ho roturncd with grave
His mannor, after this, was oven
kinder than ovor before. It becamo
tho custom to invito her to Bit with
him ovcry evening.
Sho commenced to dcclino; but, as
ho invariably insisted npon a roason,
it was not always oasy to find ono. If
sho gavo household cares, ho called
ono of tho servants to attend to it
Onco, sho frankly told him it Was not
agreeable, but sho never did it a se
cond timo; but for a week ho had
wrapped himsolf in impenetrable re
servo, looked cold and gloomy, never
speaking except from necessary civility.
At last tho poor housekeeper could
bear it no longer. Aftor tea, without
an invitation, which had not been ex
tended to her sinco that night, Bho
took hor knitting and wont into tho
parlor. Tno first approach to a smilo
sho had scon on his faco for many
days brightened it then, but ho did
not say a groat deal
After this it becamo a regular cus
tom. There could bo no danger to
him in tho gray hair, tho seemingly
aged faco and figure before him; but
was thcro nono to her, ovoning after
ovening, sitting opposito tho manly,
handsome fellow, showing his good
ness and largo heartednoss, listening
to his intelligent and polished conver
sation ?
Ono morning ho was speaking of
the great losa to oliildron in being de
prived of their parents.
"I novor know a mother," ho said;
"sho died before' my earliest recollect
tiou, I bcliovq (hat, man as I ani, if I
MAJRCI - I 3, 1865.
had a mothpr, I should go to hor with
all my griefs, as a littlo child would.
I havo sometimes thought of asking
you to act as mother in theso quiet
ovonings, whon I havo longod to con
fido in some ono. My mothor would
havo beon about your ago, I think."
Again thcro was a vivid color in tho
brown cheek of. tho housokcoper, "such
as is rarely seen in tho aged, and it
was accompanied by a quiver of tho
lip and n smothered noise which end
od in a cough, but both mouth and
check were quickly covered with a
handkerchief, and quito a violent fit of
coughing succeeded.
Mr. Dayton,howcvcr,had not Bcomdo
to notico, though ho had given her
ono curious glanco, inslantly with-,
drawn, and ho continued:
"For instance, respecting matri
mony, whoso advice of so much valuo
as mother's ? Who, bo quick to hco
through character, and make wise se
lootions ? Hatl jrou n. non, who ribout
hero would you'solect'for a daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Franklin ?"
"I am not acquainted with any of
tho young ladies, Mr. Dayton," sho
answered faintly, after a pause, dur
ing which ho seemed to wait for an
"True, but you have seen them all,
and arc, I should judgo, a good dis
ccrncr of charactor from observation.
Who would you select from those you
havo seen ?" ho persisted.
" Sho reddened, and paled.
'-'I havo hoard tho Misses Grandison
highly spoken of. Their appearance
would seem to prove tho truth. I
dovibt not you agreo with me," sho
returned quietly.
It was now his turn to color, which
ho did slightly.
"I do agreo with you," ho answorcd
"It is to bo, then, as I supposed,'"
said tho housokcoper to herself, as sho
went up to her room.
It was lato in September. Mr. Day
ton and tho housokeoper wero both in
tho parlor. Ho had been unusually
grave all day. It seemed to tho house
keeper that his manner was changed
towards her 1
"I have a few questions to ask, if
you will permit me, Miss Franklin."
Sho felt instinctively alarmed at his
tone. j
"Certainly," with an effort.
Thoro was an ominous pauso. j
"I havo been told," ho said, "that
Miss Kato Franklin , a young girl, has, j
by disguising horsolf, palmed herself j
off upon mo for oovcrnl months ns Mrs. j
Franklin, an elderly lady. Is there
any truth in this story r looking
scarchingly at her. j
Sho had started to hor feet, then
tremblingly Bank back into her chair. :
"Yes, it is true," sho murmured fal
teringly. "I confess I fail to seo for what ob
ject. My heart you could hardly ex
pect to gain in that character."
"Your heart," sho repeated scorn
fully. "I had no suoh laudablo ambi
tion. I had novor seen nor hoard of
you till I saw your advertisement.
Would you liko to know for what pur
pose I took upon mo a disguiso so re
pugnant? You Bhall. To save my
self from starvation, I had oaten but
ono meal a day for n week whon I ap
plied to you, and was suffering with
, hunger then. My money was all gone,
j except a fow pennies, with which to
j buy a roll of bread for tho noxt day's
meal, and I had no prospect of more,
i for I had been refused further sowing.
But why should you find fault?" her
prido rising. "What matter if I Tfcro
Miss or Mrs. Franklin, old or young,
if I fulfillod tho duties I undertook.
Havo I not taken good caro of your
houso ? Havo I not mado you com
fortablo? If I havo not, doduct from
this quarter's salary which you paid
this morning, whatever yon liko."
"I havo no fault to find, except for
placing yourself and mo in an awk
ward position, woro this to becomo
Waves of color mounted to tho poor
housekeeper's temples.
"I thought I thought no one should
know least of all you besides I I
thought when I engaged to como that
you wero married. Oh, what shall I
do?" And burst into a passion of
Mr. Dayton's manner changed.
"Kato! Kato! I did not moan to
distress you. Nobody knows but mo
nobody shall know." And ho soothed
hor tenderly. "Kato, look up, I lovo
you with my wholo heart, and I want
you for my littlo housekeeper' my wifo
always. Kato what do you say?" tak
ing hor in his armB, and laying his
cheek ngainBt hers. "My own Kate,
is it not?"
Sho murmured something between
her sobs that sljo must go f.way that
"Nonsense, darling! Haven't you
been lero for months? "What dillor-
once can a day longer mako ? Yol I
aro Bafo with mo, Kate. Oh, bccatlsj
now I know who you are, Kale, foo!
ish littlo girl, I havo known it fee
weeks. Miss Franklin, will you givi
mo tho iuoxprcssiblo pleasure of hoar
ing a song from that silent voico? O.
Kato, you fairly bowitch mo always,
let's off with theso trappings," untyiiif
her cap and removing tho gray hair
and with the action, down fell tb
wreath of brown tresses.
'0, Mr. Dayton, you wero not suro-i
ly you wero not nt homo that day !"
looking up, and covered with confu
sion. 1
"Yes, Mr. Dayton was in tho libra-1
ry," with an accent on his namo, which
Kato understood.
"O, Edward ! and you tested me
with all thoso questions, when you
know "
"Yes, my Kate, why not ?"
"But you looked so innocent."
Ho laughed.
"I shall BOOn, T. lojo, havo BOir.6
body if not ft mother, to confido in; and
Kato, it is iny duty and pleasure to
givo you a husband, so that, in future,
you can answer without so much pain
when ho is enquired after."
"You aro too generous,"
"I can afford to bo genorous," ho
said, earnestly, "when I havo had tho
precious gift of your love? Kato,
blessed forever bo tho day that I first
engaged my housokeoper."
Miri8ic. Lot your daughtors cul
tivate music by all means. Every
woman who has an aptitudo for sing
ing should bless God for tho gift, and
cultivate it with diligence; not that
sho may dazzla strangers or to win
applauso from a crowd but that Bho
may bring gladness to her own fire
side. The influence of music in
strengthening the affections is far from
being perceived by many of its admir
ers; a Bwcct melody binds all hearts
together, as it were with ft golden
chord; it makes tho pulso beat in
unison and the heart thrill with sym
pathy. But music of tho fireside must
bo simple and unpretending; it docs
not require brilliancy of execution,
but tenderness of feeling; a merry
tune for tho young; a subdued strain
for tho aged; but nono of tho nowy
claptrap which is popular in public.
Maid Servants. Tho only way for
a woman to socuro poaco and comfort
in her household is to havo as fow
other womon around her as possible,
nspficially in a dependent condition.
There is a natural antagonism be
tween them which will assort itself in
a thousand ways. How many Irish
girls go gnimblingly to fulfil a kindly
uttered request on tho part of their
mistress, who would run "liko lightn
ing" to obey an order from their mas
ter? And, strango to Bay, though it
makes no sort of difference to th'e
head of tho house whether his boots
are brushed by Bridget O'Brien or
Judy O'Callahan, yot in a disputo ho
invariably takes tho part of the
"help" simply nnd 6olely from tbft in
stinct of sox, and bccauRO men always
feel bound to bo gallant to every wo
man in tho world, excepting their
wives. Jenny June.
Get Enouou Sleep. We havo often
heard young men remark that four or
fivo hours' sleep was all they wanted,
and all that tho human system re
quired. Tho habit of going without
sufficient sloop is injurious. Thou
sands, no doubt,, 'permanently injure
their health in this way. Wo lio in
fast ago, when everybody scorns to bo
trying to porvort the ordor of- nature.
If folks will bo persistent in turning
night into day it is not to bo wondered
that fow last tho allotted term of life;
no matter what may be a man's occu
pation physical or mental, or like
Othello's "gono," and living in idlo
ness tho constitution cannot last,
depend upon it, without a Bufficioncy
of regular and refreshing sleep,- Joo
Hunter, tho great surgeon, died1 sud"
denly of a spasmodic affoction of tho
heart, a disdaso greatly oncouragod by
want of sleep. In a volumo jitofc pub
lished by n medical man, thcro ia ono
great lesson that students and literary
men may learn, and that is that Hun
ter probably killed himself by taking
too littlo sleep. "Four hours" rest nt
night, and ono aftor dinner, cannot bo
deemed sufficient to reonrit' tbo ex
hausted powers of. tho fiody and
mind." Certainly not; and tho conso-
quenco was, that Huutor died early.
If men will insist in cheating slep, '
her "twin Bister Death" will avenge 1
tho insult.
- (
TiiRii.LiNa Incident. In Prussia, re
cently, a points-man was at tho junc-
tion of two lines of railway, his lovor
in hand, for a train was signalled.
Tho engino was within a few seconds
of reaching tho embarkmeut, when the
man, on turning his head! proceived
JSf6J5V. :nT
his lilllb btiy playing on tho rails of
the lino ttld IrUi'n was to pass over.
"Lie down I" lib' shouted out to tho
tihtld, bttt as to iii'intfelf ho remained ftt
hiri post, Tho train passed along on
ltd wy, and tho lives of a hundred
passengers word perhaps saved. But
tho poor child? Tho father rtishod
forward expecting to tako up" duly" tt
corpse, bilt what was his joy tin find
ing that tho boy had at onco pboyotf
his ordor ho had lain down, and tn'6
wholo train had passed over him Vith
out injurj'i Tho noxt day tho kuVg'
sent for tho mnh, ond attached1 to livd"
breast tho medal for civil courage
Ladies Should Bvav NfcwsrAPEHB. f
is a great mistako, !n fomalo education
to keep a young lady's time and atten
tion devoted to only tho .fashionable?
litorntnro of tho day. If you would
qualify her for conversation, you must
givo her something to talk .about givo
her education with this actual, world
and its tranupiring events, tfrgo her
to read tho newspapers, and beepmo
familiar with tho present charactor
and improvement of our raco. HiV
tory is of, Bomo importance ; but' ihe
past world is dead, and, wo hayp, notic
ing to do with it. Our thoughts abt?
our concerns shpuld bo for the prcseni
world; to know what it is, and im
provo .tho condition of it. Lot hof'
havo an intelligent opinion, anil be'
ablo to sustain an intelligent conversa
tion concerning the mental, moral, po-'
litical and religious improvement of
our times. Let tho gilded annuals
and poems on tho centre tablo bo k'eptf
a part of tho timo covered with tho
weekly and daily journals. Let tho
whole family, men, women and children
read tho nowspapcrs. Godcyt
A Valuable Pijesciuition.' An ac- ,
quaintanco of ours was sick, and" wo"
wcht to tho physician for advice.. .Ho
was a plain, blunt man,, but possessed:,,
great skill and a largo heart After
hearing tho caso stated, he gavdj m ff
very decided manner, a prescription"
of this sort: "No medicine, food, ,reg-
ular exercise, and tho constant so
ciety of kind friends." Wo bdllfiW
that wo Bhall confer a favor upon a
multitude of tho dyspeptic, billious
and depressed, by publishing thir
sound medical common sense, and are
certain that by so doing we shall not- ,
injure' our tfxcollent medical phy-.
sician's practice How many of our
fellow-mon are Buffering from' tho",
want of just such . treatment ! Iny-'
stead of bitter drugs, let them try tho' .
simples which Nature dictates, and
unito with them tho sweets of- true'
friendship and kind sympathy, and it?.,
will not be long before they begin .to
mend. N. Y. Obsetycf.-
Sensible SfA-xiits. Never tasto aar ,.
atom when you are not hungry; it ik
suicidal I ; nr
Nover hire servants who 4&&. me
pairs, as sisters, cousifts, or anything
Nover speak of your, father .a:thd'.
old man," , - . , .
Nover reply fo- the epithets, of a?,
drunkard- or a fool. . .... u .
Never speak' foatemptuously of, wo?-'
mankind. n.'.,.0iv
Nevor abse one . who f was pne .
yoUr DC-sora" friendr iowpver, bitter',
now. .
Never .smile at the einise' of;; join
religion or'your bibla. , nlJi.r
A good word is as soon; Bend .as
bad ono;- '
Tho groat is i'fl" saved' thftLshai-aW
its master.
No one is a fool alway;' ,cTwy ntr
Peace with Heaven is "the" fei'sf'
I'be Jist SAKDuring'thIasVjwT
tcr a . "contranti'Arl" cainoj .into' the
Fedoral lines, in North Carolina; and
was marched up to tho officer of ' thr
day to givo an ' ajtephnt of himself,'
whereupon tho following colloquy ei-"
sued: ' :vi
"What's your name T ' 1
"My namo'8 Sam-.' ' x
"Sam wliat ?" ' 1 , Ui
"JsVBalV: riotfSam Watt'. Tso just?
Sam." '1 '" ' .t!
"What's your other'namo',,1 ' r
"I hasn't got"no od6r name,4 sak
Fee Sam dafs all."
''What's yoUr master's' flame ?"!
"Fso got no. massa jiow; nTas
runned away yah!- yah !- IW ar 'free
nigger now," ' '
"Well',- wnat is yoiir father's- ad
mother's namo?" .s
"I'so got nono, tfa nebber had noriel
I'so jist Sam nobody else." ' i. a
"HaVe; yonybrothprsand'Bfere'rs?"'
'"No, sab! novor had,,ribhd. No'
bruddcr, no sister, no adder, no mud
dor, no massa nothing but" Sara.
When -you ft'f &tn yfu six all dar if

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