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^HGrowingr Old.
H growing old! Do they soy it of
H my fine fancies are faded and
^ rden of life, like the winterH^reo,
Hi dying or fallen and dead?
growing old, when each beauti cape
at eve, looks more tenderly
K-eeter seems, as the bird's wandIwing
jer her nest at tho coming of
11 growing old when with ardor of
no flowor walks of Wisdom, new
s it would try,
not for shells from tho ocoan of
arl of great price which tho world
lot buy J
I^Bil growiug oiu.? oeo tuo pianet at
^ ing at morn, melts in glory nbovo!
fining from earth, we creep closer to
^ 'iven,
Viild to her father's warm welcoming
E mortal grow older as years roll
ray i
nge, not instructionkind winter
Vill bring
life to the germ and perfect it. De|iy
|ho youth bud IMMORTAL, and herlids
its spring.
[ng old! growing old! Can it over be
i joy for life's blessing is thankful and
topes sown for others are blooming
tie Rainbow of Promise bonds over the
I^W'ingold! growing oldl J>io, wo never
HB grow old,
j^Hike little children, we trust in the
H[, reckoning earth's treasures by Heaven's
H puro gold,
B lay our weak hands on the strength of
the LORD.
R IliickUonp.
Kays the Christian: "One thing which
ristians as well as others need at the
lesent day is backbone. Not a backbone
lea ramrod, that cannot yield or bend, but
well articulated spinal column, which is
ponjr enough to hold a man upright, and
fcep him from boing crushcd beneath tho
(urdens that press upon him. These are days
I easy-going piety; and men are too often
bled "by compromiso rather than by concience.
| "Says Mr. Spurgeon: 'Oak lias given place
d willow. Everybody has grown limp. Out
f the generality of limpness has
omo an admiration for it. A man
annot sneak a nlain word without be
BHBng accused of bitterness, and if be denounB
I^^Bces error, be is narrow-minded; for all mnst
fl^Bjoin tho universal-admiration society, or be
flHplaced under ban and be howled down.'
"Now, in such a condition of things as
this, there is spccial call, not for stubbornB9|B
ness and crustiness, but for a gentle, patient,
unyielding consciousness and iirmness,
which anchors tho soul to the everlasting
m H Rock, and causes tho heart to rest on Him
who is the Way, tho Truth and the Life, and
who will never leavo nor forsake us."
Love <n the Spirit.
2 Bl i a sermon preached by Dr. Douglass, of ;
[ Montreal,he speaks of the power of kindness,
H*' united with the power of tho Holy Ghost in
! the reformation of a murderess:
j "In one of tho Western States thero wa3
I an aged woman of seventy, a murderess who
for twenty-seven years was tho terror of the
MB a *: A ? n,? 1??, 1,?,1 fnJlrul if nj
. iJi'iiiiemiui j, .n.3 kugiun u?iu *v .
?r* determined t-o try tho ilTects of Christianity (
upon her. Chained at her wrists and ankles i
| to a chair, she was carried by some armed'
i men and set down in tho vestibule^^^*
: Christian Reformatory. ^Vher^^a^HH
Hf 1 a Quaker lady, full
came to
fie n
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A Decided Novelty.
The AU.any Journal describes in the
following manner one of the attractions
of the Plymouth table of the recent New
England woman sulFrage fair: "This
was the 'intellectual salad' bowl, with
lettuce leaves made of green tissue
paper, a poetical ?jiiot:ition written upon
each. For five cents any one might take
a leaf, and if he could tell the author of |
the quotation he mi^ht keep it, otherwise I
it h:id to he returned to the bowl. The '
original cost of this dish of salad was ten J
cents, and it brought $12.58 into the1
treasury, besides making a great deal of
A Free Leap-Year Marriage License.
Some tune ago County Clerk King, of
Saginaw, Mich., announced that he i
would give the first young lady who
aske'd a young man to marry her a marriage
license free. One day, a few weeks
ago, a good-looking young woman entered
the clerk's ollice and inquired if
tins oner stm remaineu goou. l pon an ,
atlirmative answer being given, she said ;
with a blush that she was entitled to the
certificate. ?lie gave her name a3 l'.liza j
"Willett, her nge as twenty-one years, and
her residence in Kast Saginaw, and
stated in a charmingly embarras.-ing way
that she had "popped the question'' to
Joseph S. (irilftn, aged twenty-nine, of
East Snginaw, auil he had answered in
the affirmative. The liccnsc was issued
free.? Commercial Adcertisi r.
A Novelty in House Decoration.
A novelty in house decoration is a solid
silver bell depending from the rod between
the portieres of the dining 100m.
As the guests go in it tinkles in a musical
way, inviting to merriment. It is often
quite large and artistically enrved. One,
a silver wedding gift, has designs illustrating
interesting events in the lives of
the two to whom it was presented. In
one dining room, instead of a large bell,
is a string of little ones that tinkle,
tinkle, tinkle in a most delightful way,
at odd intervals. Perhaps the oddest of
all is a pair of Japanese bells, used on
the table to call the maid, whose presence
is dispensed -with in the diningroom*
except at necessary intervals. I
They look like large beehives, and are
struck with a small baton covered with
chamois skin. They give forth a peculiarly
sweet and clear musical tone in
perfect harmony with each other, and
uever fail to attract the attention of the
guest.?St. Louis Sayings.
"Woman is Getting Ahead.
Forty years ago women had no hope
of pecuniary or legal independence; no
place or position anywhere save in the
home, and no purpose in life save that
which came through marriage. They
were then but the bondslaves of meu
under the common law of England.
Their rights of person and property ;
were under the absolute control of fa- ,
there and husbands. They were excluded .
from school*, colleges, trades and pro- !
fessions and all offices of Government. !
They were paid the most meagre wages j
and denied ull opportunity. To-day1
most of woman's disabilities have been
removed. She enjoys a citizen's rights |
in two Territories, municipal suffrage in |
one State and school suffrage through- j
t'iio Cnlon. Sfosi C&I.'jges and
Professions are open to her, and true j
men are willing to admit her to full com-1
hetitive labor privileges, with even a
llash of co irtesy thrown by way of encouragement.
We may well feed that
lin trim wnman 5* vnt. unborn. and rrive
taw v* uv ? ? J -7 - O
cut to our wonder as to what the future
f the race will lie when site is free to
ttain complete development. Then we
lay look for just government, pure re-,
gion and a moial social standard for '
len and women alike.??a? Fntndso
Remarkable Womanly Pluck.
One of the most remarkable instances |
of womauly pluck and courage ou rccord
is found in the following story:
Miss Roberts came to this city some |
time ago to seek employment, and it is
believed wheu the public learn of her |
indomitable fortitude under trials severe .
enough to try the stoutest heart, generous
'a-sistauce will be tendered on all sides. !
1 The young lady is the daughter of a small :
cotton plauter, and with other duties on 1
her father's farm, she helped run the gin j
each year when the crop was harvested. 1
As with most industrious country girls, |
her hands were busied at the expense of J
her head, and with the thousand and ;
one cares falling to her lot, little time i
was found for mental improvement, j
Life, however, ran along satisfactorily \
on the whole until one unlucky day: by ;
desperate mischance her lingers became
entangled in the machinery of the
gin, and before assistance came
arma wni'O flQ fjlP
as the elbows. Amputation followed, j
and then, utterly helpless, the afflicted '
woman s.'it down to contemplate her fu- J
ture. The loss of one arm is always dis- j
tressing, but with her double desolation |
every hope and aspiration seemed shat- I
tered. Jliss Roberts was an uncommon i
woman and she sought none of the far-1
bearing sympathy usually extended
maimed or crippled humanity. Having i
been robbed of peihaps the most useful
member of the body, her entire moral
force was given to developing the powers
of the mind. By peristent application
Miss Roberts has prepared herself
for a position in the public schools,
film isnualified to teach one of the pri
w"" ,v "*1 ,
uiary deptartments. and refusing all
charitable aid, is earnestly desirous of
being self-supporting. Writing is the
one branch for which her allliction has
unfitted her, and in this lespcet some
special abatement of rules might be solicited
for her benefit. The gratitude of
every woman is due the young heroine,
for the couragc and determination she
has displayed is an example which cannot
but stimulate all women who know
of it to be brave and steadfast in meeting
adversity. ?JYL'mj Orleans Time -
An Eccentric "Wedding Gift.
Speaking of bags and the crazo for
making them and giving them away, recalls
an incident in which the mania
reached its climax. A young lady exj
pccting a wedding gift from a rich but
eccentric aunt, received a box marked:
' A |ilace for everything and everything
in its place.'' It contained a series o!
bags iu which to hang dresses, a laundry
| bag and a set of shoe bags a linen duster
fcbug for her chamber, and one of yellow
satin for the parlor, with another cm broidercdone
holding a soft,silk-stitched
llustcr for the piano; scent bags to hung
En the backs of chairs and others to
from the corners of pictures some
H^Hbd on the mantel and some to lie on
Mn^Hile, and a sot of tiny ones tc be
Ki?t t/m
1 111111111 ?i uuu t.uu uuuuu,
and darning bags; piece
silver bags, pudding and
for tlic kitchen, ouo to
^ ^^HH^^t^^yinothcr for clothes
twine. A set of bags for the bathroom,
consisting of a bran bag for the bath,one
filled with orris root and violet powder
to use after bathing, an oil silk pouch
for the sponge and one for the
tooth brush on its travels, a toilet bag
for brushes, combs, towels, etc., and a
rubber hot water bag. A parcel by itself
held a pine bag as a pillow for the
lounge, a traveling bag and a dainty
combination of silk, lace and embroidery
to hold bits of worsted work. Each one
was beautifully made, embroidered,
stitched and ribbon bedecked. It must
have taken many months to complete
them, and a scarch through all the fancy
work articles in the various ladies' magazines
and papers to get the suggestions.
The housekeeping tastes of the young
bride rejoiccd at the various contrivances
for keeping things in order, and when
in the very bottom of the bag she found
a nurse of knitted silk and beads?a
veritable mcney bag?her delight knew
no bounds. The money bag contained
gold enough to buy bags to cover and
hold anything and everything in a wellfurnished
house, and the happy recipient
immediately began to make a handkerchief
bag for her husband, a plush one
for his opera glasses, embroidered
chamois-skin bag for a tobacco pouch
aud another to hold his pipes, with one
to hold his slippers, another for his
soiled cull's, and one for his eyeglasses,
besides a gunning, lishpole, and manuscript
bag.?H ar Sayings.
Unclaimed. Costumes.
"IIow do you like the fit of this
dress ?" inqtiited one lady of another at
a dry goods counter recently.
!'Beautiful! tits like a glove. Have
you changed your dressmaker?"
"So. I bought this dress ready-made
at a bargain."
"Impossible! Why, there is positively
not a wrinkle in it."
' Yet it was made for a woman I have
never seen. The moment I saw the
dress on the form in the store, I said, j
'That is my fit.' The measures were exactly
mine "
"But if it was made for some one else
how did you get it?"
"Bought it at a bargain, as I said before.
You see it wa3 this way. Mrs.
| had the dress made to order. She is just
my size, you know. She paid ?10 down
| for it, and before she took it her sister
died and she put 011 black. So in order
to sell the dress the proprietors of the
j establishment gave mj the goods at cost
! and made no charge for the making.
Wasn't that a bargain?1'
"Yes, if you are not superstitious
about wearing a dress made for another
"Why should I be? It was her misfortune,
not mine, that prevented her
from wearing it. I consider myself
lucky to get it."
rrj.-i 1 _ OTT.OTT
J. lie i wo liiuiea nuiivcu unuj,
"They arc bargain-hunters," said Mr.
Smith, proprietor of the store; "the
elder buys ail her goods in that way."
"J3ut is it a regular business, selling
unclaimed goads:"
"Yes; the wife of a mechanic will
come in here, select a piece of silk or
satin, and order a dress made from it
paying a part of the expense down.
Then comes a strike, her husband is
thrown out employment and she cannot
take the dress. We are compelled to
sell it at a great reduction, and get what
we can ourselves. Sometimes we hold
garments until they are out of style, because
a small sum has been paid down
on them."
"i^an you find purchasers readily for
goods made 11 p-in -that way?"'
"Vc<, indeed. Just put a iiatius'ome
dress 0:1 a form and tc':l a customer it ia
made to order for some other woman,
ana sue win wane it at oncc.
for large ladies are always in demand.
We cannot keep a dress in stock that lias
a bust measure of forty inchcs and draws
the waist line at twenty-eight. It is
purchased on sight.?Detroit Free Prcsa.
Fashion Notes.
Iron gray is very fashionable.
Ilats arc bcwildciingly varied.
Stripes grow iu fashion and favor.
I.ace trims or covers all dressy parasols.
Next fall we will have no more big or
even little lm-tles.
The large silk dust cloak is the rage in
Paris at the moment.
The coat sleeve has disappeared from
all children's garments.
The small poke is the bonnet of the
day, the hour aud the season.
Never were ribbons so much utilized
Ill Ull'ad uctuiau'juo no tfci
J Jig and little buttons arc both seen on
the same costume, gown or garment.
Gold-colored tulle for neckwear is
much favored, and it is very becoming.
Tinsel gauzes will make gay effects
in costumes for garden parties and summer
Elongated waists become more and
more the rule lu one, the tall girl look9
like a curiosity.
Straw braids in all colors trim round
hats ami hats for children, and may be
had by the yard.
The popular width for sash ribbon is
eleven inches, though the extreme width
is fourteen inches.
The perennial and useful serge gown
becomes a thing of style if ornamented
with profuse braiding.
Skirts grow indisputably wider, but
only at the back: the front is still plain.,
or with a few scant folds.
After years of abcyauce, the pretty
fashion of wearing natural flowers in the
hair is sanctioned by high authorities.
In cotton goods for summer, checks
-v -ii ??,i
ana stripes 01 till Wiuuia appcai, auu
pink aud pale gray arc leading colors.
The tucked (>nrabaldi waists show a
short basque below the belt, many }
J having feather-stitching oil the tucks.
! Flaring brims arc seen in many of the I
I light fancy hats for summer wear, and |
i aic tiimmcd with hu^e bows of white
Braiding combined with embroidery, |
j enriched with beads, is very largely seen j
I upon imported costumes of silk, velvet;
; and wool.
I Lace jabots are again favored ss a j
trimming for dressy basques, and are <
especially effective with a single revcrs
. of velvet.
i "Wistaria is the name of a new shade j
which is between crushed strawberry j
j and violet. Bosy lilac would better deI
scribe it.
^ I
I Among the new thin materials is snoi i
I veiling with :i selvage of s.lk an inch I
j wide, which is intended to be usctl as!
j trimming.
AYhitu jerseys, richly braided ami j
| trimmed with lace, are favored i'or simple j
' evening toilets. The skirt need match
j only in color.
All the J.'nglish girls are wearing in
! the street long veils of very line gray side I
I ...iiivn nrn^iwl helliml aild tlL'd in a GTCat
j J^v*V4<*V, vtvvwvv* a
bow under the chin.
California papers say that many acres
of eucalyptus trees are being piauted for
Gas lighting was introduced in New
fork in 1823?4.
Modern history dates from the age of
Charlemagne, about 800.
The invention of the ^Eolian harp is
ascribed to Kirchner, lfi'20.
Pink teas are more fashionable than
green teas, but are less common.
Georgia ha3 a silver-throated mule. jd
It is a case of veterinary tracheotomy.
Venice, first governed by a doge in
G98, was dispoiled of its Italian posses- j
sions in ISO!!.
A peasant has just died in AustriaHungary
who was 142 years of age. Ho
left a son aged 113 years and a grandson
of 8.1.
Iceland is called the "land of ducks,"
from the fact that the only native bird
is the eider duck, which abounds in that
Miss Mollie Lockliart, of Socorro,NewMexico,
has a parrot that sits on its
perch and sings "Mollie Darling" all
day long.
The latest Arkansas sensation i* a
baby with two heads and faces, one arm
and three legs, upon which it stands tripod-fashion.
The first telegraph line was opened between
Baltimore and Washington in 1844.
The first photograph had been made forty-two
years before.
Simon Marius in Germany, and Galileo
in Italy, were the first who made
telescopes of a length suitable for astronomical
Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Ilulitt, of Landisfiold,
Mass., have been married seventyone
years. Both were born in 1791.
Their marriage was solemnized in 1815.
A bitr Brahma hen belonging1 to a Bal
timorc man lias distinguished herself by
laying an egg that was about the size of
a cherry and weighed only seventy-one
The monkeys are so thick in the State
of Tabasco, Mexico, that it is almost impossible
to build a telegraph line. They
all get on the wire and swing until it
The pineapple is an American plant,
early introduced by Europeans into Asia
and Africa. It has been found wild iD
Mexico, Panama, aud in the northern
part of South America.
An Albany (X. Y.) lady had a parrot
that suddenly became dumb. She took
the bird to a doctor, who found a tumor
in its throat which had put its linguistic
annaratus out of order. The tumor
was cut out and. polly is now herself
A man in Lima, Ohio, recently
received from friends in Wattsville,
Penn., a letter that it took him nearly
all night to read. It was writted on ^ j
foolscap paper, the sheets being pasted I
together, and was exactly 27 feet and 10 ^
inchcs long. . 1
A remarkable phonomenon has latclj
been noticed near Cairo, Ga., on the lino
of the Savannah, Florida & Western
Tiailway. Frequent swelling of the
earth's surface has been observed, and it
is reported thut at one point, for a distance
of twenty yards, the railroad track
is occasionally raised a foot or more during
a single night.
A Clown's Expensive Fnn.
The Russian clown, Turoff, of the
Pptprshprrr Cinisclli Circus, trotted a
* - ,
well-trained and knowing-looking ho?
out into tli- ai?i?a. six] caused, it to carry and
fetch sundry objects in obedicncc to
his orders in the most approved canine i
style. The audience was delighted, and
insisted on an encore, whereupon the
clown threw a paper rouble note into
the areua and ordered the pig to fetch it
to him. Piggy trotted up to the note,
snill'ed at it disdainfully, and finally,
notwithstanding the vituperations and
objurgations of the clown, deliberately
turned its back upon the note aDd trotted
away. On seeing this, the clown
shrugged his shoulders, und addressing
the pig, exclaimed: "Well, after all, you
arc not to be blamed! If a man like
"Wishncgradski {the Minister of Fnance)
is unable to raise the rouble note, surely
one cannot expect a poor ignorant pig,
like yourself, to do so!" The Minister
of Finance was indignant, and on the
following day the clown was summoned
into the presence of General Gressei,
chief of the city police, and ordered by
him to jail for a period of three days. a
On emerging from prison, the elown^
waited until one night, when General " ,
Gresser, with his family, was present at
the performance in oue of the boxes. Aa
soon as ho saw the chief of police, the
clown drove a whole troupe of trained
pigs into the arena, and made them squat
down all in a row on chairs. Thereupon
he explained to the public that, during
his imprisonment, he had attempted t?
pass away the time by learning German,
and then, with the objcct of showing the
audience what progress he had made, ho
turned to the pigs, and addressed them
in that language. Commencing with the
smallest pig, he exclaimed, as he tenderly
patted its snout: "You are only a
little pig, but you," he added, to the
next one, "are grosser (the German patoig
for bigger), and you," turning to the
third, "are also gresser, while you,"
turning to the fourth, "are a very big
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pig.'' i ne auuicucc iamj iwi^. ..ivm,
laughter, but General Gresser considered
that he had been grossly and publicly in- i
suited, and immediately left the build- w
ing. The same night the clown was /
arrested, and when last heard of, poor /
Turoif was on his way to Siberia, where, /
at hard labor in the salt-mines, he will w
have time to reflect on the folly of poking
fun at the chief of the Czar's police.
A Pair of Geological Puzzles. ^
The Grecian island of Cc-phalonia, in
the Meuitterrancau, contains two rather
remarkable natural phenomena. The
first is a rock which ociHates several
inches to and fro with the regularity of
a pendulum, pressing firmly against a
lixed rock one moment and directly
afterward opening a space into which
the clenched hand may be thrust. The
motion is due to some umuiowu wuu-,
having been found to be quite indcpend-^^HflH|^K^^H|
of the lit the otkej^H^HH^flfl^H
phenomenon about half a million
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