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A Hundred Years.
We all within our graves shnll sleep
A hundred years to come ;
No living soul lor us will weep,
A hundred yeais to c >me
But other men'our land will till.
And other men our streets will fill,
And other birds will sing as cay,
As bright the sunshine as to-day,
A hundred years to come.
This Day of Thine.
Breathe Thy pure breath, watching father,
On this married day ofTblne, ,
1 -1?_ ?f m|ni,.
inia "Bininiuf v,.
Be uatlent with Its blur ond blot.
Wash It whit* of statu and spot;
Reproachful eyes! remetnder not
'I hat 1 have grieved Thee
On this day of Thine!
?Elizabeth Stnart Phelps.
For the Boyn aud Girls.
From French Leaflets of Potonle-Pierre.
In 1878, when returning from a trip,
in the.Norih, I passed through Franck- j
fort; insteail of returning directly lo '
Paris, I resolved to see again VVies-i
haden, (.oblentz, Bonn, Cologne, J
whence I could take an express train ;
which would bring me home in.
twelve hours. So I directed ray
course toward the Tauuus station,'
proposing to breaklast at Wiesbadeu. j
I devoted my aftemoou to a visit to j
1 be aged Gunther, whom as a beardless
young man I had known when I
was learning German in the former
capital of Nassau. Instead of getting
iltto the train atrain,.calling up the remembrauces
of fqrmer years when I
went swimming in the Rhine, I chose
to go on foot to Biebrich. Pernaps the
poor old man was dead; no matter; I
would learn what had become of
x ii airtncr the road the reminiscences |
<>f ray sixteenth year danced before
me like a cloud of phantoms; I recalled
the gardener, jolly good mau that
lie was, who recieved me with open
arms, and I felt myself oppressed, like
one whose home was on the banks of
the great river, at the thought that the
Duchy had lost its Independence,
swallowed up by invading Prussia.
Having arrived at the park of Biehrich,
I asked for the head gardener;
a mau of forty years eld appeared aud
told me that for a long time father
Gunther had lived in Wiesbaden.
"He will not last long, poor old man,"
I was told. "He must have had a
constitution of irou to hold out to the
present time."
I went to the station, and the first
train brought me iu a twinkling back
to Wiesbaden.
I found the aged Gunther buried
in a big arm-chair near the open window.
He did not recognize me. It
was impossible that he should do so,
as so many years had passed. I had
been informed that he had a soit of
monomania which brought him back
contiuually to the same though^ leav
ing him only just enough lucidity to
speak always of tbe same subject.
"Oh," said he fvebly when he had
heard my name, "how I have suffered,
how I have suffered since the time
when you came to see me at Biebrich.
She was not then born, and she is now
gone, poor girl. She was all that I
had left, sir," said the old man, grasping
my two bauds, bringing his face
near my own, and looking with moist
eyes directly into mine; well, it was
your French bullets that killed her,
by their indirect effect, without touching
"She loved him so much, you see;
oh, tell me that all does not end here
on the earth; 1 wish? I must find her
again, my Malcbeu, my litile darling,
my former joy, my everything, everything.
"Oh, happily, it will not be long,
not long,?" and the poor old man exhausted,
breathing heavily, almost I
without consciousness, threw back his
white and wrinkled head upon tbe
pillow placed behind hind him on tbe
hapk of the arm-chair. |
The woman who look care of him I
approached, had him breathe Home
Halts, and opening his toothless mouth
had him swallow a spoonful of cordial.
"I should be very sorry," I said, '"if
my visit should do him harm."
' Oh no, sir," answered the woman,
"these fainting spells come upon him
for any trifle, or rather for no reason;
always when he awakens from his
torpor, he has such spells."
I had scarcely got back to Paris
when I learned of the old man's death.
He is very happy now, I cannot help
Seven years before my visit to the
aged Gunther, one winter evening,
the grandfather and his grandaughter, I
sad and overwhelmed by the news of'
the war, were looking silently at the
snow which was seen falling outside
ntSn/J/vw nonoQ
U1 I Lie Y* iuuu ww puuvw>?
"How cold it must be," ejaculated
the young girl with a sigh.
"Oh yes," said the old man, "very,
very cold;" and Gunther shivered.
"Father you are concealing something
from me; is Fritz wounded? Somebody
has written so to you, sure, and
you have told me nothing of it."
"My dear daughter, be calm,?" and
Gunther approached the child, seeing
her already growing pale and tottering.
"You auswer me nothing? Oh! my
God, is. he then dead?" Then, her
grandfather saying nothing, she went
on: "ueaa, aeau, an is uv?, ,yuu wunot
lie, be is dead, I see. oh God, oh
Malchen put her head Into her
hands, and pressed ber temples. "I
am going wild," she exclaimed witb
an unearthly cry.
Her grandfather took her in his
arms, carried ber to the table, and
with his handkerchief, upon which
lie poured some water, he bathed her
forehead and her temples, saying to
& UO'S 1
Are now pre
LOWEST. Large warehousi
I her anxiously: "weep, weep, just T1
weep." Alas! the child kept her eyes
dry. Her fixed look seemed to hurl re
out lightning flashes of revolt. "Kill- is,
. -i. > . a 11 ? Ll 1 _..i. ?J4U J
en, Kineu, ' sue nutrny msseu out wuu gj
strangling of the throat, "wait, I'm qi
coming." ^
And what will become of me?" said w
the old man sobbing. 8jThen,
Malchen looked at the poor ^
mau, and taking his head and pressing w
it against her, "My dear, dear, good js
father," she murmered, finally feeling
tears of releif droppingjfrom her eyes jn
on the good mark's forehead.
Malchen was a brave girl, made for
deeds of love. Though hopeless, she cr
tried to live for her grandfather. ^
Nevertheless, her heart once failed. re
Taken with au internal fever, her will yc
being dethroned, she escaped from her qU
room, ran to the Rhine and was on the
point of jumping in, when too arms |j8
seized her and carried her back to her 8|j
room. Her grandfather had followed tj(
her. Tbeu, after an attack ot nervousuess
anil of delirium, during which so
she was cared for by the old man, she ui;
fell into a languid state which soon
ended her life. a f
On her death-bed, during the last tjf
hours, she often said to Gunther with Qf|
a wad smile, but calm now a id resign- m,
e<'; "You see, papa, that, that is war!
Fritz and I are going first, you will e_.
soon come and join us. This is tbejso
way it is with viotorius people. King wj
William has become emperor; but it
takes much blood and many tears to ^
buy a crown. How many widows, cu
wives, daughters, how many betrothed
lik* myself curse glory. What matters ^
it; I am goiug to quit this earthly hell. eQ
It feems to me that in the beyond I b?
shall find again my Fritz. You shall
see how happy we are when you come fp.
by and by." The child had a slight _h
shudder. ue
"4b! no," said she reassured, "the j
Emperor willnqt come there, it is not
Oh, ye wise inventors, who perfect f .
every day the instruments of destruc- ,
tion, of what use a ball which will .
pierce several bodies at once, because
of the force with which it is propelled! .u
You see indeed already that with a h
single shot three persons can be killed *
and that very little metal is needed to
transform the happiness of three
beings to an irreparable woe. .
Confess it, ye who read this, men
and women, that equality exists after ,
all. bince Deople may suffer as much Kl1
from a victory as from a defeat.
? cli
Dlshonent Men Value Honesty. th
A young man came one day with a 8h
case of conscience. He was corre- jn
sponding clerk in a flourishing house fei
of business. His employer had begun cn
to direct him to write letters to cus- ub
tomers containing statements which tej
he knew to be false. He had objected en
and they said: to
"We are responsible for these state- i0<
ments; it is nothing to you whether
they are true or false." pr
I said to him, "Do they sign the let- ar
ters, or ask you to write them in your W(
own name?" gb
As soon as the question had left my W(
my lips I Baw that, if there was a dif- jjt
feience, both would be wrong, and
I hastened to tell him so. He said,
"I have to sign them with my name
for Blauk."
"I said, "your case is perfectly clear, ed
you must decline to do it." all
He said, "Then I shall be dismiss- bo
ed," and after a pause?*'1 have a wife
and family." I
I inet him some days after. us
"Well, Mr. ," said I, "how are |
you getting on now?"
He replied, "I am still at my situation,
I had au interview with the partners,
and I told them 1 would not
write letters I knew to be untrue; they fr<
v\ ere very angry, and I expected to receive
notice, Dut I have not received
it yet."
Months passed and he remained in his pa
situation. After awhile he called on
iue, and I saw by his face something
had happened1 foi
"Well, Mr. ," I said, "have you
had your dismissal?" 1
"No," he said, "I have not," and to
"What then?" [be
"A very confidential post in their
service, with a higher salary, has fal- re
len vacant, and they have put me
into it." sh
On second thought these unprincinlpfl
m#?n had come to the conclusion in
that a clerk who would not deceive a re
customer would not deceive them, and
was too valuable to be lost.?Episco- th
pal Recorder.
I ??
Kelf-Control. er
To exercise self-restraint amid prov- th
ocations, and thus acquire the habit of m
keeping the door of our lips, should
not be counted a hardship. The rich hi
fruit resulting from this is an abun- gi
dant reward. How such watchful- ar
ness increases our ability to resist G
habits unfriendly to a perfect charac- te
ter, every reflecting person must see at
a glance. How it saves us from sudden
and grievous complications in our intercourse
with others is shown in re- (1'
peated instances in our own lives. "O, ?F
if I had not uttered that sharp retort, w
or given way to that uncharitable ' 1
judgment, how much better it would te
have been !" was the honest confession
of one who had been thrown of!" his *{<
' *'- 1 * u ...? th
guaru ac a critical muiuent. ju we uu ?
not always measure this wrong against w
onrselves, the loss is no less great. y(
There is an undermining of self-respect,
an inward disintegration of character,
nilently working evil even when our
desires are for the good. Better, far
better, that we should seem to sutler ?.8
at the time, than to indulge a wrong
temper in word or act. ''Better is he
that ruleth his own spirit than he (hat
taketh a city." tt
spared to furnish their patro
)ODS, and respectfully ask
3 for the storage of Cotton,
he Small ObligalionH of Friendship
I wonder if the majority of people
>alize the full necessity of meeting obgations
to friends. Those of us wh
adly break our costly boxes, giving
lr all in some supreme moment of
loration, may be great sinners when ,
e meet the small demands of friend- (
lip. Do we comprehend the need of (
le steady purpose to show the one for
hom we have a real regard that she
not forgotten '?
It is a fact that the mere withholdg
of expression works often toward ;
dicate, sensitive natures a greater ,
saster than some sudden seemingly
uel act unpremeditated would. Per- ,
ips the greatest danger in neglect is (
lated to those who are far away, be- (
ind the reach of our voice or sight of |
ir eyes.
A little lapse, if they were close at (
ind, might be explained, and the
adow which flitted above the rela- (
)nship dispelled by a look of love; (
it distance bars out these signs, and (
, for the friend who must depend j
ton tne letter for communication, ,
ere needs to be a careful purpose aud
jteady loyalty to fulfill the obliga>n8
of correspondence. It happens
tea that one of the two friends is
rare happily situated and more favorly
conditioned with respect to gentil
social life than the other. It is
metimes the case, too, that the one
ith the greater social opportunities
ids herself pressed by numerous
ities; aud naturally, she seeks exse
for little neglects in this fact.
Let this one, hovever, try to realize
e situation of the one at the other
d of the line, who waits and trusts,
it who at length, as the w.eeks pass,
ids her heart sick through hope deTed.
It is not necessary that full
eets, with recrossed pages, should
sent. A few lines penned frequentmight
hold the reassuring message, j
>e letter would cost little to the j
riter, and would save the aroma of the
eudship. I
rhe letters we intended to write, t
iw many they are! The letters we ?
[ght have sent, if we had possessed j
e true sense of obligation to a friend- t
ip, stand against us upon the record j
unfulfilled pledges. . ?
But we say, if love is worthy its 8
.me it will trust on always. Yes; it ^
ill. But does there not come a time (
hen the weakening effects of neglect i
roe away the barriers which love has
lilt against the tide of loss? There
mes an hour when self-respect, too,
amors for its rights, and insists that
e one-sided relationship is essentially
3t. Ah ! the blessed aroma of friendip
! This is what sweetens life, givg
to the weary heart new strength, of-1
ring inspiration, helping almost to
sate power in service. To some of
the friend is lost when this is scatred.
Through it soul may meet the
aergency of soul, and heart may sing
heart safe in the blessed secret of
What care, then, should be taken to
eserve it I And if signs of regard
e of any use?as they must be until
i pass into that domain where we
all know as we are known?should
j neglect to offer them ??Harper's
What All Boyn Should Know.
Don't be satisfied with your boy's
ucation, says School Suplement, or
ow him to handle a Latin or Greek
ok until you are sure that he can?
Write a good legible hand.
Spell all the words he knows how to
Spell and write good English.
Write a good social letter.
Add a column of figures rapidly.
Make out an ordinary account.
Deduct sixteen and one half per cent
>m the face of it.
Receipt it when paid.
Write an ordinary receipt.
Write an advertisement for a local
Write an ordinary promissory note.
Reckon the interest or discount on it
r days, months or years.
Draw an ordinary bank check.
Take it to the proper pluce in a bank
gei me caen. ,
Make neat and correct entries in day 1
ok and ledger.
Tell the number of yards of carpet i
quired for your parlor.
Measure the pile of lumber in your
ed. ,
Tell the number of bushels of wheat
your largest bin and the value at curnt
Tell something about the great auiors
and statesmen of the present
If he can do all this and more, it is
sely he has sufficient education to
lable him to make his own way in
ie world. If you have more time and
oney to spend on him, all well and
>od?give him higher English, give
m literature, give him mathematics,
ve him science, and if he is very, very
>xious about it, give him Latin and
reek, or whatever the course he innds
pursuing in life demands.
Aristippus and Aeschines having
jarrelled, Aristippus came to his
jponent, and said, "Aeschines, shall
e be friends?" ''Yes," lie replied,
vith all my heart." "Hut remem- ,
ir," said Aristippus, "that I, being
rlpr Minn vnn fin nmkp flip first, mn
>n." "Yes," replied Aescbines, "and
lerefore I conclude you are the
ortbiest man, I begau 'tlie strife and
>u began the peace.
If you have a heavy load to carry,
is because God sees that you ciin
irry it, and he honors you by putng
it on you.
Use sound business methods. Keep
le finances straight.
ns and the public with any i
THE BUYER. Give us a
you to inspect our goods B
Grain, Etc. YOUR PATR
How Phillips Brooks Helped a Dinconrageil
By the One Befriended.
Allusion has been made in many articles,
called forth by tbe death of
Bishop Brooks, to his immense correspondence,
reached far beyond the circle
of his acquaintance, and influencing
many who had never seen his
face. Nothing can give a clearer expression
of tbe conscientiousness
which went into all Bishop Brook's
work than a persual of some of these
letters. To him "man was a greater
name than president or king," mid
whenever he was writing to a poor
mother who had commended her son
Lo his care as a shield from the temptations
of city life, or whether one of
the famous men of the world was to be
tiis reader, he always gave his best of
thought, feeling, aud expresion.
The truth of the above words was
>nce brought home to me by a personal
jxperience, which I tell, not for its
)wn sake, but that others may share
n the inspiration which it brought
ne. While in college by a friend I
,vas introduced, intellectually and
ipiritually, to Phillips Brooks, and
rom that time ouwara he has been an
lplifting force in my life. When I
ead the Yale lectures on preaching for
he first time I made up my mind that
f I ever lost heart in the work of the
ninistry I would reread that book.
L'he time came when, in the difficulties
and discouragements of a Western
parish, I did partly lose heart, and
JUtJ DUUUtt)' tJVCIJIUgj ?11 LCI it UttV U1
iiscouragement, when the feeling,
ivbich had come to me often, that 1
iad not the spiritual fitness for my
ivork came back with new force upon
ne, I picked up a volume of Brooka's
lermons and reread "The Candle of
he Lord." It seemed to be a voice for
ne. The lightning from God was
ust what I lacked, I felt. How could
[ get it?
On the impulse of the moment?an
mpulse of which I was more tlian half
ishamed afterward?I took my pen
md wrote a letter to Mr. Brooks, tellng
him just the state of my case, and
isking him what I could to win what
[ wanted. I hardly expected he would
tnswer the letter. I was a perfect
ilranger to him. I had no reputation
hat could have reached him. I was
>utside the limitsof his denomination.
But in due time the aoswer came, and
without woid or comment, for it Is its
)wn commentary ; I append it here:
"My Dear Brother: If you were
aere, I should delight to talk with you
ibout what you have written in your
etter. If you ever come anywhere
aear me, you must give me the chance.
It is much to even want the fire of the
Minister's life and to know its value.
Whatever comes you must never let
;hat desire go ; and you must be sure
bat what you desire is no strange or
jnnatural thing. It is thte natural ut;erance
of the numan heart when it
jeucYca in uuu. iuc wuiiuci iat uuv
hat other men should have it, but
hat you should not. Think so of it,
jut tlxat you should not. Think so of
t, and there will seem to be almost a
jertainty that it must break on you.
"Of course, there is only one source
'rom which the enthusiasm of the
jospel ministry can come, and that is
t deep and ever deeper Christian life
)f our own. Live deeper. Let God
lo more for you. I}e sure that you
lave not begun to reach the limits of
vhat He can do. Give Him a larger
iberty to help you; and then the
hought that any man should i?o unjelped
by Him will seem dreadful to
fou, and you must speak so that men
vill hear.
"Of course, you do not expect from
tie, no from any man, rules or preicriptions.
It is not something for
fou 10 cio. n is sometmng wnieu you
xjust be which will give you the powsr,
or, what is the only truth, will let
3fod's power freely play through you.
[ pray that God will help you, and I
)eg you to hope and to be full of cheerul
courage. May I call myself your
lincere frieud? Phillips Brooks."
-The Cougregationalist.
I'he NeceHNity for n Wholesome Diet.
Our people need to substitute a clean
wholesome diet for one that is gross
ind impure; they eat too much amimal
bod, and not enough of the products
jf the earth. Our horses fare better
thau we do, so far as their eating is
concerned : their food is natural, while
mrs too often is not. Added to this,
ive are quite too fond of condiments,
things that tickle the palate, but do
not nourish ; and whatever the system
jatinot appropriate it must throw out.
ind overtax itself in trying to get rid(
if them. Another of our sins is that
of overeating. This, too, throws extra
work upon the depurating organs,
including the lungs ; the mucous membranes
are litible to sutler, and. consequently,
the throat. Many an individual
breaks down in the throac and
lungs, simply from eating too much,
?more, perhaps, by one-half, than the
system requires.
I think it is Ahernethy, who is said
io imve ? puuein, a mru sumbiingwith
the gout, this prescription:
"Earn a sixpence a day, "and live on
it." Too much to eat and too little to
do is the parent of many ills. Nor is
it too much to say, that If our people
were allowanced hoth in the quanity
and quality of the food they eat, many
diseases now prevalent wouiu soon
disappear.?Demorest's Magazi ne.
Habits are .to the soul what the
veins and arteries are to the blood?
the courses in which it moves.
He is more trul}' a hero who having
fallen rcets up again, than he who
never f ills.
e store
and everything they need in 1
IN tf, SJH.U&5, ilAl'i
look. We will endeavor to 3
nd you will at all times fi
J. K. I
The Girl with one Talent.
Bishop Vincent, in his "Studies in
Youug Life," gives the following
sketch of a girl deficient in manv
things, but with one talent, of which
she made use.
Let us review her resources.
We take an inventory, as
merchants say. Self-knowledge: As
to arithmetic and algebra?mi a us; geography
and history?moderate; orthography,
rhetoric, and |elocution?deficient;
110 voice, no music, no conversational
power; artistic skill at the
minimum; no commercial ability. A
girl with a father and mother, witb
brothers and sisters and one talent.
What Laura's oue talent is we set
ourselves to find out.
Lauraslep soundly. The pillow was
welcome at night, and the parting was
hard in the morning. When the first i
bell rang she wished she could pull
the tongue out of it and hide the brazen
disturber of her piece beyond all i
power of finding. JSbe thought it
would be so delightful to sleep for two <
hours more, or one hour, or thirty
minutes, or fifteen minutes. But i
scarcely had the echo of the bell died i
away before Laura had summoned i
herself and commanded herself, and in i
due time?without too much speed to
prevent the well-doing of all that had ;
to be done, and without too much i
slowness to break the morning order
of the household below stairs?she fe- <
ported herself for duty, wherever that i
morning the line of duty had been i
ctftt. She always came in with a |
cheerful smile and a hearty salutation, i
The girl in the kitchen used to say: <
"When Miss Laura comes in a mornin' i
I shield my poor eyes from the bright- |
ness." It was Bridget's blarney, but <
when you know Laura you will excuse <
Bridget's extravagance. Usually one or
two of tliechildren had to be buttoned 1
*- - J AAMUA/4 /\?? CI VI ri i
or iiuoneu, uuiuucu ui wuuivu, uU? ,
who could do it ao well as Laura, who f
greeted a chance of that kiud as she <
would a streak of suushine or a whiff of i
air frotn fields of new mown hay? f
"They love it, and X love it," she i
said. . I
A greeting, a kiss, a playful sally, a <
lively question. were ready for father i
and mother. The voice that could not <
sing was music itself in home speech, j
and if its owner could not talk at <
breakfast about Gladstone's policy, or
the definition of beauty given by the i
last nights lecturer i<\ Osmond Hall, 1
she could ask questions enough to s
keep everybody talking, each in the <
line of his liking; [and without know- t
ing how wise and strong she was, t
Laura One-talent used her love ana <
common sense and tact in keeping
peace at the table, repressing uncomfortable
topics, drawing out people
according to their bent and ability,
and too ''stupid" to say much herself, *
she was sagacious enough to play the i
general with the wit and wisdom of 2
all the rest. And if they?the "all the t
rest" of the household?had a good I
time, Laura was bappy, When break- <
fast and prayers were over, if there 1
were not problems in algebra to be <
solved, or selections from Liszt or Bach '
to be practised, or an essay for a Shake- '
spearean club to be written (and she ]
was always excused from such service), 1
there was sometmng 10 ao wuu mom- ?
er or for mother, with Bridget or in i
Bridget's stead; something lor father I
or the boys; something for the little i
girls; something in*bedroom, kitchen. 1
parlor, or cellar; sweeping, dusting, i
bed-making, cooking, stitching, watch- }
ing, errand-going, calling?always '
something that nt-eded to be done tor i
the good order and good feeling of the i
household; and Laura, who could not
do great things to make the world 1
wonder, did her share, and was glad to <
do more than ber share, of little thing?, 1
which in the doing and in the spirit ot j
the doing made "society girls" wonder i
at Laura's goodness and patience, and I
all which made other mothers envious i
of Laura's mother, and which more- 1
over, pleased the King on the throne j
in the central chamber of Laura's ;
heart. f
?. .. (
A True Incident. i
A carload of young people were en
route to a Christiau Endeavor convention.
The possible monotony of a six
hours' ride was broken when soon after
starting, some one began singing : '
"Alas and did my Savior bleed 1
And did my sovereign die." j
It was but a moment before the car I
walls resounded with the sweet strains I
of the melodious hymn, nearly every I
occupant joining. Then, "Blessed, 1
Assurance,'' "Wonderful Words of <
Life," "I'm the Child of a 3?ing," and <
many other soul stirring hymns were I
wafted through the open windows and J
carried on the autumn breeze, as the i
train sped along. '
Tk?1 onriiaQf T'/Minor J
> remaps noue ui mo jw-.,.,;,,Christians
on that train kuew that in |'
the car with them was one with whom ; s
the Hpirit was wrestling ; but when a ''
certain young man returned iiome and j <
approached the paslor of one of, 1
the churches, and told him that'<
he had accepted Jesus, and was 1
ready to identify himself with the j <
people of God, and that his stony '
heart had been melted by the Gospel 11
in song during six hours' journey, itI.'
brought many to realize more than; I
1.rwr\?iral. ?f rrnunul hvmns i I
ever ueiuic me pun v.. 6v?r... ..j .
What a sermon on the converting <
power of sacred song! Would that it
might teach us to sing the sacred words <
tia though they were prayers, to sing (
them with our whole heart.?(jiolden
Rule. j
There is great medical virtue in ]
onions, eaten raw at very beginning of (
cold or malaria. They have a decided ,
tendency to check it and act advanta- j
geously in kidney and stomach troub- i
Attainments in knowledge are of no
value until they are transmuted into i
| character.
>, u-reei
the way of
!, gents ptonis:
make it both pleasant and profii
EtE. We believe in CLOSE
nd us with a LARGE and c
Dressing According to the Weather.
Sunday, Jan. 8, was a cool day. The
mercury stood below the freezing point "
an uay luug. ouow lay uu me grouuu jj
and sleigh bells jingled merily. As a
we came home from church on the o
hard-packed snow on the sidewalk, b
some young ladies, nicely dressed, a
walked along and disclosed a well-shap- t
ed foot clad in black cotton hose and *
Newport ties! At first we thought tl
perhaps she couldn't afford walking u
boots, but a glance at the fine furs b
about her necK gave the negative to fa
that idea. Then we thought: What tl
a magnificent circulation she must g
have! 8ome people always have cold "
feet and cold bands all winter, while a
others never suffer in that way. But v
we never knew a member of what we
are accustomed to speak of as the si
stronger sex go to church or business p
in winter time with low shoes on. Did h
you ? Then we thought of a lady de- tl
scribed in the Christian Union recent- v
ly, who ascended the stairs to the el- si
avated road, aud, dressed in elegant d
winter costume as to furs, dress, and g
cloak, with a border of fur about the tl
skirt of her dress* wore silk stockings, s<
through which the pink skin could be ti
seen, and slippers ! a
Talk about the weaker sex ! What t<
man could endure such exposure as tl
that! d
There are fine ladies who dress ac- h
cording to the weather, who wear ei
thick-soled, heavy morocco shoes or
felt shoes in winter time; who put on
waiters over their shoes in winter time
to keep their ankles dry and warm, and fc
who are careful to put on rubbers when p
necessary; who wear flannels thick or g
Lhin as the mercury rise9 and falls; in ai
short, women who are sensible, rea- n
jonable creatures. ft
But says some bright, pretty girl: w
"I can't Bear to fuss over myself. I'm T
used to slippers, to low-neoK ana snort v,
ileeves (or no sleeves;) when I get
Did it will be time enough to bundle s<
jp; and these great heavy clumping it
jhoep I can't endure." Poor thing, tl
she dosen't realize bow soon she may
be an invalid for life, in direct conse- a
juence of breaking the laws of life fc
ind health, and how much quicker r<
ild age comes to those who are prod- ti
igal of their powers than to those who 8
jarefully husband and preserve them. s(
Taking proper care of one's self is n
i matter of training, education, intel- tl
jgence, and conscience. It isn't "fus- fc
liness," as ignorant women are in- ei
jliued to call it but simple obedience to tl
:he laws written in our complex na- ri
ure by the band of the great Father oi
)f us all. tl
Baby-Minded. p
Dr. Cuyler says to young men : fe
'Don't ask to be everlastingly amused ; F
t is the sign of a baby-mind when a ol
poung man cares for nothing but fun ei
ind frolic." If this be so, there must a
ae a laree number of "baby-minds" in oi
>ur churches. Why else "this .asking el
)y young and old people in the church
;o be "everlastingly amused?"
'Where were you last Sabbath?"
'Oh, our sermons are so uninteresting
[ went elsewhere." "Where were you 5]
ast prayer meeting night?" "Oh, w
>ur meetings are so dull that I went
inhere there was more life." What is pi
his but a demand for spiritual amusement?
The preacher, the official w
Brethren, and other members must get ?
jp something to keep you amused or jr
pou will soon absent yourself. Your
'baby mind" can not content itself in ^
its own church unless it is "everlastngly
Why don't you provide some religious
amusement for your pastor, your w
>fficial brethren, and the other mem- 4
aers? Start a psalm, tell your exper- a]
ience, lead in prayer, do all you can to g
Hake things lively and happy and at- ^
tractive in your own church, and then jj
aeither you nor anybody else will feel ^
like absenting himself; perhaps if you fr
provide a little religious amusement
yourself, you will not need to depend
to much on others for it. Let each a
contribute his part toward happiness ^
in the church. f(
Keck less Frank iicn*. ^
There is a class of people who pride ri
themselves on their honesty and frank- V
uess because, as tbey tell us, they "say
just what they think," throwing out
[heir opinions right and left, just as
[hey happen to feel, no matter where
:bey may strike or whom they may \
wound. This boasted frankness, how- a
jver, is not honesty, but is rather mis- ft
jrable impertinence and reckless cruel- tl
ty. "We have no right to say what we
think unless we think kindly and lov- n
ingly, no right to unload our jealous- [<
les, envies, bad humors, and miserable b
spites upon the hearts of our neighbors.
If we must be bad-tempered,we u
should at least keep our ugliness locked o
jp in our own breasts, and not let it ci
iut to wound the feelings and mar the a
iiappiness of others. If we must speak rt
out our dislikes and prejudices and ii
wretcneu ieenngs, lei us go 11110 our at
>wn room lock the door and close the d
windows, so that uo ear but ours shall [<
tiear the hateful words. If auy man c<
jeemeth to be religious, or even moral- g
ly decent, and bridleth not his f >ugue, ti
;hat man's religion is vain and his $:
jharacter is base.?Christiau Herald.
)ne of them broght back as a trophy ft
;he bonnet of his Amaxon. to give as a tl
present to his bride. He had met her tl
n a hand to hand encounter. She k
would not surrender, and he had run n
her trough with his bayonet. To * ?
irowd of listeners^he held up the bon- v
net on his hand and coolly explalnea II
'i ^ a- m i i*
[ 11 iti some spots uu it wwc uruius auu u
blood" of the negro woman he had ii
killed. And this bonnet defiled with tj
the brains and blood put there by/his n
own murderous hand was to decorate J
the brow of his betrothed! / \'o
L. .
table for you.. We have an
PROFITS and will ee&you 0
omplete assortment, and at
Scared 'Em Up.
A voyager across the Atlantic writes :
1 We were very much annoyed the firat
>art of the voyage, by the drinking
nd carousing of a parcel of young men
n board the ship; but, last night a
low came on and things looked quite
larming, for awhile. In the midst of
be storm I observed those young men,
rho, when the weather was calm and
he sea smooth, were wholly given to
ngodliness and wicked revelry, had
ecome as serious as a funeral, and booking
themselves to a corner In one of
he cabins, were singing, with seeming
reat earnestness, such hymns as
Jesus, lover of my soul,"?"Rock of
ges cleft for me,"-"O, for a closer
/alk with God," Ac.
That's about the way of the average
Inner. So long as be Is well and prosperous,
and death keeps out of view,
e can drink, play cards, dance, visit
beaters, and do any other things,
i.:.i< ii./v l i i l *4
/mvu tut? uevii ui u, wiu&eu uezui, may
ggest; but bo soon as the skies grow
ark, and the winds of -adversity bein
to bowl about him, and danger
areatens he suddenly comes to his^ - .
mses, and begins to pray. Somemes
he prays the earnest prayer, and
change of life is tbe result. But, in
>o many cases, his prayers are worse
ian mockery; for no sooner is the
anger past than be returns again to
Is old ways with a heart more hardaed
than ever.
The Stranger at Church.?The
blowing problem is of sufficient imortance
to demand, a special para- .
raph. Jf we are away from home
moug strangers, &t the close of an ear* 'cS
est, faithful sermon, would any of us
iel it an intrusion to be spoken to,
elcomed; and invited to come again ?
he act would be deemed acceptable
hristiau kindness by all; and yet we
^nd back, afraid that another would
) regard it. Other people are strik-. V
igiy like us, and touched by tbe same
A snort while ago, a young lady of -
tore than ordinary culture and ability
>und berself on the Sabbath out of
;ach of any church of her denominaon
save a poor little German one.
he went there an entire stranger,
jmewhat depressed by her solitariess.
She was met by an old lady at
le door, who cordially welcomed her, :-'i
irgetting in genuiue Christian courtjy
that her own dress was poor while
lat of the stranger was of rich mateal.
At the close of the service many
there spoke to her, assuring her of
ieir pleasure at seeing her. She left
le little church with her heart warm- fx
1 and refreshed, and expressed her
urpose to return there again when she
>lt the need of Christian sympathy,
or speedy and large returns for outlay
r time and effort, a welcome to Strang*
rs in church offers a capital investlent.
There are but few risks?not
ae in a thousand. Try it, and test the
Bcacy of the Golden Rule.
Forty Days for a Widow.
Most of the States have a discreditale
statute which provides that a
idow may stay "in the house of her
Bceaaed husband .forty days without
aying rent." The Massachusetts Leglature
bad a bill before it this week
hich re-affirms this old barbarism.
low it will look in the light of com)g
The young wife comes to her new
ome. Henceforth she bears its buren
of care and responsibility. She is
le homaker, the nouse-motber, and, /
1 a majority of cases, she is the house- /
orker. She bears and rears the cbiiren.
Her days and nights for years /
re devoted to their care and comfort. '
he is the unfailing friend and coun- /
?llor of their youth, and the right
and of her husband. She may have /
ad much kindness and generosity
om him, since most men are better
lan the laws; but the law fof\pll
iese years gives her only mainteMMR
nd when her husband dies it gnk
er forty days to stay in the howffijiy
ire she begins to pay rent,
i its own comment. Women wHl
y this that over and above their int?r3t
in the public welfare thqy need we
ght of suffrage for self-protoetkMK?
woman's Column.
Crime-Inciting: SbowlWlifc
Following is the text of the statute J.
V. Leeds of Philadelphia, our associte
editor, presented to toe Legislature
)ur years ago, with tbe exception that
ie words underscored Are now added :
An Act to prevent and punish the
jaking and posting of brutalizing
and crime-inciting'} circulars, hand
ills aud show bills.
Be it enacted that any person or perils
who shall print, utter, publish or
therwise prepare, or shall put up, or
luse to be put op in any public place,
ny circular, hand bill or show bill,
presentiuK ajpereon in act of assaultig
another in a threatening, brutal or
ivage manner, with a pistol, knife,
irk, daggefy Mother deadly weapon,
or representing a person in the act of
ommitttom tuicide,} shall be deemed
uilty of lnisdemeanor, and on convicou
thertof shall be fined not less thau
25, or Dot more than $300.
A' - ( ?
Now is the syllable ever ticking
om the the clock of time. Now is
tie Watchword of the wise. Now is on
tie banner of the prudent. Let us
etep this little word always in our
iiiud; and whenever anything preents
itself to us in the shape of work,
whether mental or physical, let us do
t with all our might, remembering
bat now is the only time for us. It
indeed, a sorry way to get through
he world by putting ofl'a duty till toaorrow,
saying, Then will I do it.
9o! this will never answer. Now is
urs; then may never be.?Selected.

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