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The credit gained by a lie lasts only
until the truth comes out.
The highest exercise of charity is
charity toward the uncharitable.
No denunciation is so eloquent as the
final influence of a good example.
The gratitude of most men is but l.'l
secret desire of receiving greater bene
fits. |
Levity is often very foolish, and grav- ‘
ity less wise, than either of them ap
He that boasteth himself to know
everything is most ignorant; and he that
presumeth to know nothing is most
The book to read is not the one which
thinks for you,but the one which makes
you think,
Interested benefits are so common
that we need not be astonished if grati
tude be rare,
Opportunity is a beacon light by
which many are piloted into the harbor
of success,
He that pleases himself neither higher
nor lower than he ought to do, exercises
the truest humility.
There is no right which is enjoyed by
man, without involving, on his part, a
corresponding obligation.
Nothing can poisou the contentment
of a man who cheerfully lives by his
labor, but to make him rich.
True independence is to be found
where a person contracts his desires
within the limits of his fortune.
A man is already of consequence in
the world when it is known that we can
implicitly depend upon him.
If you apply to little-minded people
in the season of distress, their self-im
portance instantly peeps forth.
Riches without charity are nothing
worth; they are blessings to him only
who makes them a blessing to others.
Submission—courage—exertion when
practicable—these seem to be the weap
ons with which we must tight life’s long
Every man feels himself stronger in
his relations with others if he is sur
rounded with consideration, esteem,
A great man is happiest when he can
sit down and write his memoirs and for
get all the mean things he knows about
As the obtaining the loye of valuable
men is the happiest end of this life, so
the next felicity is to get rid of fools
and scoundrels.
A State, to prosper, must be built on
foundations of a moral character; and
this character is the principal element
of its strength and the only guaranty
of its permanence and prosperity.
Conversation warms the mind, en
livens the imagination, and is contin
ually starting fresh game that is imme
diately pursued and taken, and which
would never have occurred in the duller
intercourse of epistolary correspond
A certain strain of nobility of charac
ter is needed to enable one to see with
out envy the better fortune of his neigh
bor, even though that neighbor be also
his friend. It sounds absurd to declare
that success is not sinful in itself, but
it is a truth many never learn, or, if
they believe, never practice.
Courage is needed in daily life. A man
must have courage to follow the pole
star of principle in all things. It needs
a brave spirit sometimes to call things
by their right names. We are not to
condone covetousness by calling it fru
gality, nor cowardice by calling it pru
dence, nor wastefulness by calling it
A life that is lived wholly for self is a
disgusting deformity. It is not so seen
by every one, but all spiritual minds are
acquainted with it, and in the eye of
God it is a blemish that exists in injuri
ous contrast to all His beautiful work,
He who makes the best of every thing
is sure to have the best all the time. No
matter what happens to him that will
be to him practically the best., He will
look upon it as such, and such it will be
in fact. Such a man will at all times
be on good terms with Providence. The
bright side of life will be before his eye
with its good cheer.
There is only one thing worse than
ignorance, and that is conceit. Or all
intractable fools, an over-wise man is
the worst. You may cause idiots to
philosophize, you may coax donkeys to
forego thistles, but don’t ever think of
driving common sense into the head of
a conceited person.
Children, whether boys or girls, who
have learnt to regard their mother as a
friend will assuredly turn back to her
in the real troubles and difficulties of
after life, even if, as they are growing
up, they may for a time adopt occupa
tions and tform triendships from which
she feels herself excluded.
Truth is naturally se acceptable to
man, so charming in herself, that to
make falsehood be received we are com
pelled to dress it up in the snow white
robes of truth—as, in passing base coin,
it must have the impress of the good
ere it will pass current. Deception, hy
pocrisy and dissimulation are, when
practiced, direct compliments to the
power of truth.
Enjoy the littles of every day. The
great favors of fortune come to but
few, and those that have them tell us
that the quiet, homely joys, which are
within the reach of all, are infinitely
best. Then let us not cast them away,
but treasure every sunbeam, and get all
the light and warmth from it that the
blessing holds.
Every man’s life is a series of provi
dences, in each item of which the de
vout and thoughtful mind is accustomed
to see the hand of Ged. This constant
recognition of God inlife’s events makes
them the means of grace to the soul,
and is one of the great secrets in living
& truly hapny life.
The Child Actress Who Plays “Lord
Fauntleroy. |
Before ‘‘Littie Lord Fauntleroy,”J
Mrs, Burnett had written for St. Nich
olas a short story called ‘‘Editha’s
Burglar,” the story of a little girl who
tried to influence a burglar not to
*burgle” loud enough to awake or
frighten her moiber. Mr. Augustus
Tuomas dramatized the story, making
acharming litule play which Mr, Froh
mau of the Lyceum Theatre wished to
bring out. The question was who,
could act Editha. 1t must be a child,
of course, and a cbild who would enter
into the spirit of the part. So it came
about that a little girl named Elsie
Leslie Lyde was chosen; all who saw
her know how well she ermbodied the
character. Her success -as KEditha
led naturally to her playing the part of
Fauntleroy and now the little girl is
separably associated with her per
fect personation of the little lord.
Elsie Leslie Lyde is not 10 years old.
She was born In New Jersey, not far
from Newark, of mixed English and
American ancestry. Her mother’s
family are English, but they have for
some years been settled in Aumerica.
On neither side have there been any
actors, though there have been a few
writers and more clergymen, Elsie’s
dramatic genius 18 a surprise to every
one, and it is as great a surprise that
she has preserved her entire unaffected
ness, ber simplicity and childish charm,
when we consider that much of her
life is passed before the footlights., and
that applause is constantly ringing in
ber ears, But this only pruves that she
can act Fauntleroy because she is like
him 1n heart, aud spirit, and feeling.
Sbe had been playing for a little time
with Mr. Joseph Jefferson in *‘Rip
Van Wiokle” before she undertook
Editha. As Meenie and Hendrick her
ability was clearly shown, and when
**Fauntleroy’’ was dramatized by Mrs,
Burnett and brought out in England,
Elsie was engaged to create the roll in
America. The cbild, in her home life,
is admirably trained and very judici
ously cared for. Undoubtedly she pos
sesses a genius, which, sooner or later,
surely would have asserted itself. And
she has her future to consicer above all
things. She is to be well educated, and
I think her professional life at present
tends toward that. No child’s per
forinance could ke better than her
Fauntleroy. Thbrough the pages of St.
Nicholas the story bad spoken to
thousands; and dramatizing it was only
1o extend its sweet Influence, There
had never before been a play all cen
tered about a child; with no love-story,
very lhttle side-plot; the moral lesson
just what the child’s life taught,
Here, at last, was such a play, ard 1
think of all children I have knowu;
Eisie was best fitted to euact the hero,
Perhaps 1 could do no better than to
glve my readers an account of an ac
‘tual day in Elsie’s life.
1 bave told you of Elsie’s sunny
room—there, late in the morning, she
awakes, Meta, her French nursery
governess, appears, and Elsie is bathed
and dressed and has a simple, whole
some breakfast. [ think sometimes it
must be hard work to dress her, for she
is **on the hop, skipand jump,’’ wanting
to take up this, that or the other, and
not liking a bit better than any other
little girl to have the little tangles
combed out ot her profuse golden hair.
(And just here I may mention for the
benefit of interested readers that Elsie
never wears a wig.)
The shower of golden tresses which
Fauntleroy tosses about are all natural,
as she knows to her sorrow many a
morning. As to her dress, she wears
guimpes and Greenaway gowns at
home—simple, childish and pretty. and
she has a keen sense of color and taste
ful :dornment, though I have never
detected any vanity in ber. Natur
‘ally she likes to find something to make
a train out of and to walk about
*playing Jady’’—ll should be sorry for
‘her 1f it were not so.
After breakfast she plays with her
dolls or amuses herself at her desk,
Midday sees her in the park or at
the riding-sehool, then home again
blooming and gay. >She has her Jun
cheon, more play—and then couies the
tug of war, the afternoon uap! Ob, |
‘know all children will sympathize with
her dislike of this! The other day
visions of my ci:iidhood arcse as Elsie
iried to postpone the unwelcome hour!
We bad been talking and then camg
‘the order:
. “*Now, Elsie, time for your nap!”
Elsie s sitting on my lap. We bave
‘been discussing various things, and she
remarks: “Ob—well—one moment—
what—were you saying about—’um—
“Elsie!” comes gently from her
‘mother again: **You must go to bed
~ Elsie slides down reluctantly--reaches
'the door—goes down the ball—comes
. “Well—see hLere—before you go—
oh, I know what I wanted to say. Can
you play any or the *Pearl o Pekin?'"
I I confess my incapacity for this per
'formance. while Elsie hovers around
‘the door.
**Well—l can—a little—ob, please lat
A moment Jater she i 3 at the piano,
with head on one side, busily pieking
out one of the operatic airs.
**Now, Elsie, vou must go.”
**Well, very lugubriousliy, *“1 sup
pose s 0.”?
And the little gir! disappears in
Meta’s direction, to awake two hours
later, have a light dinner, and thepn
drive to the theatre.
—_—— eee—
**Che Mah,’’ the Chinese dwarf, the
smallest liliputian on earth, aged 350
years, is so small that you can cover
him with an ordinary plug hat. |
God sendeth and giveth both mouth
aud meat.
The vapor of tobacco juice has been
tested with success as an Insect de
stroyer in hot-houses, The tobacco is
soaked or boiled and placed in an open
dish over a fire or flame of & lamp in
the conservatory. Delicate plants are
not injured as by tobacco smoke; the
atmosphere 1s inoffgusive, thrips,
scales and slugs are effectually disposed
of. One quart of tobacco juice, evap
orated in a house containing 350 cublc
feet, suffices,
An ingenlous stopper has lately been
patented for use in bottles containing
poisons. The stopper is made of India
rubber, and 18 surmounted by a perfo
rated ball of India rubber, brightly
colored s 0 as to render 1t distinctive In
the light, and contalning a bell when
the bottle is moved, thus drawing at
tention to the character of the contents,
even though it be Impossible to see the
B o
Grape seed oil is used In Italy for
purposes of illumination. The extrac
tion is prinelpally affected at Modena.
It has also long been used for similar
purposes in Germany and the levant.
Thirty-three pounds of seed yleld
about 13 quarts of oil (or about 18 per
cent.). The seeds of white grapes
yield less ofl than those of the dark
variety, and young vines are said to be
more fruitful in this respect than older
ones, Astothe French varieties the
Rossillar, Aube and Herault seeds
yield 2 per cent, more than Bordeaux
seeds. The color is a golden yellow,
and the oil loses about 25 per cent. in
A Massachusetts fruit-grower says
that in thinning fruit on peach trees,
one should take off what he considers
enough and then pick off half the re
mainder, as the majority of fruit
growers do not thin thelir fruit enough.
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As long ago as 1871, the Ohlo Agri
cultural Society offered premiums for
milk and butter ylelds among Short
horps, which were then the principal
breed in the State. Some very good
records were made which showed that
if care had been taken to breed for
milk and butter the Shorthorns would
have been good dairy stock.
A fireproof celling bas been invented.
It is composed of tiles supported from
joists by hangers, and hanging facing
tiles placed against the side of the joist
and top tiles placed between the upper
joists. The,top tiles and the tops of
the joists are covered by a layer of
cement, rendering the celling secure
against fire,
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An electric bouquet was presented to
the Crown Princess of Austria, a short
time ago, at Vienna, which consisted
of a group of snowy globes, inside of
which was an incandescent lamp, fed
from small storage batterles in the
vase. The capacity of the battery was
found sufficient to maintain a brilliant
Illumination for three days.
Richard A. Proctor called attention to
the fact that the late Prof. Draper suc
ceeded in producing photographic plates
showing stars which cannot be seen
through the telescope by which these
photograpns were taken.
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The suggestlon has been made that
sanitary advantages would result from
the use of sewer pipes of glass. They
would, doubtless, be expensive, but
they would, probably, be very durable,
and their bard, smooth surface would
offer no lodgment for refuse matter,
thus offsetting the question of cost.
A much better preservative of food
than the borax acid, ete,, now used for
keeping fish, should be had in sterilized
infusorial earth, in the opinion of Pro
fessor P. Waage, the Norwegian chem
ist. Enormous deposits of the earth
were discovered in Norway last year.
Feejeean doctors are sald to have
great faith in massage, which they have
practiced from time immorial, and
have taught to the Samoans and the
Tongans. The rubbing and kneading
of the affected part is sometimes con
tinued for hours, stimulating the cir
culation and relieving the pain,
THE air assists in the growth of
plants when it goes down to the roots.
It not only serves as a chemical agent,
but warms the ground, carries off sur
plus moisture, and assists in decom
posing plant food. Deep plowing
allows the air to enter and warms the
Human skin and that of young rab
bits have been successfully applied in
small pieces to large healing surfaces
in wounds. Dr. Wilson, however, in
the Medical News, claims to bave
obtained much better results from the
use of the internal membrane of hens’
eggs. }
Ir it 1s true, as Dr.\ T. Stevenson
asserts in Guy’s Hospmq‘ Reports, that
water does. under certaln conditions,
act energetically upon zin‘ and galva
nized Irom, a simple test Tor the pres
ence of zinc will be usefuly Dr. Ste
venson adds to the clear water, slightly
acidulated with hydrochloric acid, a
little ferrocyanide of potassiutn (yellow
prussiate), when, if zinc IS pkesent, a
whitish cloud immediately forms,
SoME GooD ADVlCE,—**John,”sald
his wife, **dun’t you spend more €han
you ought for lunches down town® |
can’t understand how it is that she
money slips away as it does.”’
“No, m’ dear, I eat (hic) free lun
pearly ev’ry day.”’
“Well, I wish you would give up free
lunches, John. They cost you more
than we can afford.”’
Once in the eity of Vienna, there
was a dread of hydrophobia. and orders
were given to massacre all the dogsl
which were {ound unclaimed or uncol—‘
lared in the city or suburbs, Men were
ewploved for this purpose, and they‘
generally carried a short stick, which
they flung at the poor prescribed ani
mal with such certainaim as either to
kill, or maim 1t mortally, at one blow.
Jt happened one day that, close to
the edge of the river, near the Ferdl
nand’s-Brucke, one of these men flung
bis stick at a wretched dog, but with
such bad aim that it rell into the river.
The poor animal, followed his instinet,
or his teaching, immediately plunged}
in, redeewed the stick, aud lald it at
the teet of its owner, who, snatching it
up, dashed out the creature’s brains. |
Which was the brute? ‘
We may surmise what the Athenlans
would have done to such a man from 1
the fact that they banished the Judge
of the Areopagus, because he flang ‘
away the bird which sought shelter in
his bosom. |
There are men in whom is no spark
of gratitude or generosity. There are
others who appreciate benefits received ‘
and are happy in making grateful ac
kuowledgment. |
Rev. J. W. Asheman, one of the
most eloquentdivines of Detroit, Mich.,
writes March 3d, 1888: *‘ln 1884 1 ‘
visited Chatham, Ont., to lecture and
preach. I was in agonizing pain (me{
result of kKiduey discrders), and upable
to dine with my bost. I explained to
Judge Woods what was the matter.
He asked meif 1 was too prejudiced by
my wmedical edueation to try Warner’s
~afe Cure, adding: ‘‘Although I have
never tried it, 1 can take you to a
gentleman whom it bas helped wonder
*‘l used 25 bottles of Warner’s Safe
Cure and was in better health than for
twenty-five years. I have everything
to lose and nothing to gain by making
this statement, save the approval of a
good conscience.”’
There are teps of thousands of peo
ple ih this ¢country who bave gained the
approval of a good conscience in a like
waipner, and are oo bigoted to dogood.
The Cowboy’s Ticket.
They were telling experiences the
other night and Colcnel Granniss told
one of his, He made the trip through
the southern country here just after the
road had bLeen opened. The festive
cowboy bad just begun to enjoy the
sport of running the train in the rough
region, and at one of the stations a for
midable specimen of that tough
human boarded the cars. The conduct
or came along punching the tickets, and
this cowboy did not pay any attention
to him. At last the conductor laid his
hand on the cowboy’s shoulder and
said: ‘Ticket, please.” The cowboy
turned in true cowboy style, pulled out
his revolver and pointed it at the cone
‘Here’s my ticket,’
The conductor walked on and punch
ed everybody else’s coupon. Then he
disappeared. The little incident had
been forgotten by almost everybody on
the car. The cowboy wasin a quies
cent state and the car was quite still
when the conductor came in. He walk
ed leisurely up the aisle and suddenly
stopped before the cowboy, placed a
great big knife daungerously contiguous
to Lis vital part and said, quietly:
‘Lemme see that ticket again.’
The cowboy paid his fare.
A Glimpse at Vanderbuilt.
The ordinary eye expands and the
average heart beats faster when the
thought occurs that the little man, with
little side whiskers and a little smile In
his little eye, is worth, at a very mild
calculation, $130,000,000 of good, solid,
golden dollars writes a New York cor
respondent. There isn’t the faintest
suspicion of a mustache over his not
particularly attractive and, at times,
cruel-looking mouth. His hair is dark
and curly, his bearing that of a gentle
man. Conscious, as lie must be, that
everybody in the house had said “That’s
Willie Vanderbilt;” conscious, as he
must necessarily be, that every one in
the house has looked at him and said
something about him, he sits with his
tremendous shirt bosom very badly
crumpled and his little white tie turned
rather nearer the left ear than is cus
tomary, as quier, as aecorous as any
man of the world I ever saw,
BETWEEN the demands of the dress
ed beef people and their own views as
to what rates should be, the Trunk line
presidents are finding it difficulty to
make ends meat.
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— Mrs. Stanley Brown, formerl is
Mollie Garfield, daughter of tbey 3{32:3
President, is described as a singularly
beautiful woman, with a slender but
almost faultless form. The impressive
effect of her beauty is said to Le
heightened by ‘*‘undisguisable sugges
tious of sadness’” which have lingered
about her eyes and mouth ever sinee
the dark, dark days of 'Bl, when she
lost the fatiier she idolized,
— A train. of seven Pullma
jumped a broken rail on m: Ig:;fig;rfi
} vania Railroad, near Altoona, recently
‘aud after running on the ties for sev.
eral Lundred feet, regained the track
i;ga.il and went dashing along without
y damage- The train was mmmg
the rate of 35 miles an hour,
- There i 8 sw.ii a heary uemaud for
Mrs. Cleveland’s photograrhs. “A thing
of beauty is a joy forever.”’
To-Nigh! aud To-Morrow Night,
And each day and night during the week.
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ever soid for the cure of Coughs, Croup,
Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Asthma,
and Consumption. Get a bottle to-day and
keep it always in the lLouse, so you canm
check your coid at once. Price 50c and $l.
Sample Lottles free. 5
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The rose grows among the thorns.
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You don’t know how much better you will feel
if you take Hood's Sarsapa illa. It will overcomer
that tired Teeling, purify your blood, give you a
good appetite, and make you bright, active and
strong. Be sure to get Hood’s Sarsaparilla. Sold:
by druggists.
Theatre wraps are more showy than
ever this season, and are large enough
to envelojpe the entire figure, |
Frazer Axle Grease. 1
The Frazer Axle Grease is the Standard
Axle Grease of the world. Use it and save
your horses and wagous. One greasing
will last two weeks.
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IF the surface of fruit jellies is cove
ered one-fourth of an inch deep with
loaf sugar, finely pulverized, they wilk
keep in good condition and no mold
penetrate. |
The world ouglhit to
pme formeinthe cure
* thich wes sobad asto
ble b{othe physicians
went to be treated. One
me a cogy of an adver-
Swift’s Specific, and 1
radief from the firet few
gradually forced ont of
scom cured sound and
mouths since I quit tak
thad no sign of retarn of
Mns. ANN BoraweLr,
Au Sable, Mich., Dec. 29, 'SS.M "
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