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[From the Chronicle and Sentinel.]
MY LITTLE ROSE BUDS.
The birds that are singing the cedars amor
So blithesome, and cunning and gay,
Are pretty and sweet in their innocent j<
But I've song birds far sweeter than the
'Tis true they converse in a language t
To most mortals-but oh! an to me
There's a meaning in every soft coo from t
Of the babies I dance on my knee.
No blossom, pink, pansy, or violet blue,
That blooms in the gayest of bowers,
Tho' lovely, are not half so fair to my sig
As my rose-buds-my bright human fio
No gem from Golconda, no pearl from t
No jewels that queens fondly prize
Are so bright as the imprisoned sunbeat
In the depths of my pet's sparkling eyes.
The stream that goes gurgling 'mid dai!
Tho' sweet is its songs to the ear,
Hath never such music such heart-thrillit
As in first baby lisping to me.
Bird-fiower-gem-star-all beautiful things
-Yet none half- so charming and bright
As my too little rosebuds, my grand childr
-The.source of an endless delight.
Young monarchs are they, and they royal
In our househokd, all potent as Jove,
All yield to the nod of these despots so sma
But our sovereigns rule us through love
Yes, "Baby" is king for a twelve month
And grand-mamma, mother, and nurse
Dilate on his beauties, his first tooth, ai
With delight his wise doings rehearse.
A babe in a house Is a well spring of joy,
Saith Tupper the bard-I agree,
Ourbousehold is blessed-we have two bal
Both well springs of pleasure to me.
It seems but as yesterday fondly I watch
My Clarence, with pride 'stand alone;'
Or smiled to hear Allie say mamma "o
Now both dandle babes of their own.
First Ab' : was monarch, but when he h,
-A month or so came princely Lee,
His right to dispute-nor could Solomon t
Which one is the dearer to me.
Not rivals are they-but the rather like twit
I bold them enshrined in my heart;
And of my fond pride, and grand-mothez
Give each rose-bud a generous part.
R. A. L.
How Jack L0st HIS P0Sitio
"Well, my little man, you a:
here on time, I see," said Mr. Jon4
to Jack Knowles as he stepped int
his store one morning, "that is
good beginning, and I hope yc
will always be prompt in meetin
every engagement, and energetic:i
attending to your duties."
"I will try to be both, sir," Ja<
answered ; and just at that mome:
he thought that nothing con
temptbhim to break any part of b
"Come this way, and I will te
you what you have to do."
Mr. Jones then led him into bi
counting room, and kindly plac<
his hand on his head while he sai
"Now, Jack, you know the ba
gain between your mother and mn
self is that you come into my far
ily as my own child. Do whatev
* I ask you to do, quickly and chee
* fully, and try to make yourself ua
ful all the time. You will be e
pected to run errands, such as ce
rying small packages home for et
tomers, going to the post-office, d
livering messages, and assisting t]
clerks in whatever way you can.
In return, I expect to clothe a:
feed you, send you to school duri
the winter months, and, if you pro
yourself worthy, will advance y<
in your position in the store. Re:
ly I do not need a boy, but I dotil
for your mother's sake. Do y<
agree to the terms ?"
"Yes, sir, and I am very gratel
to you-indeed I am-and y
shall see by my work how mu
I love my mother and von." Ja
spoke these words earnestly. ]
meant all he said.
"I believe you my boy, and a
-- do all I can to help you keep yo
"'Thank you, sir."
"Your place will be in 'dhe sal<
I: room ; remember to help all y
"I will, sir. You may depe
Mr. Jones turned to his de
and .Tak hastened to da. somethai
to show Mr. Jones how desirous
was to please him, and how nic
I he would do his work.
In an hour or two the room
gan to fill with customers, and S(
'all the clerks were busy as tl
could be. Jack was nearly eve
I where, with his pleasant "Let
, help you, please," and when nic
came, all were ready to praise 1
he eirand boy for good nature a
willing assistance. That night J,
slept sweetly. He had done
whole duty. His employer appr
ed his conduct, but, what was b
t ter than all, his conscience wl
pered: "Peace, you've done rigl
e The sun was just peeping over I
hills when Jack rose next mornii
and as soon as the store was oper
he was in his place. All day, as I
day before, Jack was busy. WI.
the store was closed he left hap3
but his limbs were tired; the w(
he had to perform was more t1:
'9 he was accustomed to do, but
did not complain.
- Thus matters went on. J
gradually rose in the confidence
all who knew him, and, if a m
sage was to be sent in haste, a pa
ly age delivered promptly, or a ch(
cashed at the bank, Jack was I
boy to do it. His word was c,
sidered truth itself. One day (
> of the clerks wished to send a pa
age to the express office. Calli
Jack, he said: "Take this to 1
office, quick: run please. I wi
it to go out to-day, and I am afr
you will be too late."
Away Jack bounded, but had3
). gone far before he heard some (
shout: "Hallo! Jack Know],
a wait for a fellow. I am going t
z"I can't, Bill; I must hurry w
"Wait till I catch up. I am I
ing that way." - Bill hastened a
come up with Jack, who never st,
11 ped until Bill Smith seized him
the shoulder, saying: "Wait a 1
Don't kill yourself. Whose is t]
. you got ? Where are you goi
What's the hurry ?"
"It is MUr. Johnson's;- I am
- ing' to the express offie. I
afraid I will be too late ; if you
with me you must run." So sayi:
he shook off Bill's hand and si
1, away, leaving his companion behii
muttering to himself: "Such a b
He'd kill himself, if old Jones
eany of them clerks told him
sYou wouldn't catch me working ti
way for nobody." He turned
afind some one who had more l
a re than Jack.
g"Here, sir, please ; send t
npackage to-day, sir, please," s
kJack to the clerk in the expr
itoffice stopping two or three tin
d to get his breath.
is"All right ; you are just in tii
smy little man ; two minutes mc
land the offce would have close
"Oh, I am glad I didn't wait
is Bill Smith !" he said, half alo
dThen after stopping a moment
:rest, he hastened back with a lis
rstep feeling that he had done rig
and this pleasant feeling more il
~paid for his trouble. "Just in tij
Mr. Johnson; two minutes m
r would have been too late."
"Thank you, thank you, J'a
I will not forget this favor."
"No thanks are due me; I h
-only done my duty."
s-A few days afterwards, Mr. Jo:
ecalled Jack into the counting -ro
_and handed him a package, sayi
A"This was left for you." J
gopened it and found a beant
yBible with his name in gilt lett
eon the side, while on a fly-leaf
read: "Tfo the boy who is alw
-s on time. J." Tears of joy came i
2shis eyes as he stammered, "I d<
u"I am sure I know nothing ab
that," said Mr. Jones ; "I supp
h some one thought you did, ort
k would not have given it to you,
"It must be Mr. Johnson,"
ilhe hurried off to find that ger
ilman, but he was busy and conti
red so all day. Jack thought
was unusually industrious for
could never see him at leisure,
s could not tell him how much
u prized the little gift. Mr. John
read it in his eyes, e.nd that was
d the thanks lie wanted.
I"Here, Jack, take this check:
s,get it cashed. The amount is
igndamd doll:us and seventy
he cents. Count the money before
ely you leave the bank."
The banker knew Jack; besidec
be- Mr. Jones had told him to let Jaci
ion have money whenever he sent him
iey so he had no difficulty in getting
ry- money on the check. After it waE
me paid to him,he stopped and commen
ht ced to count it slowly.
he "Don't you think I have given
nd you the right amount ?" said thE
6ek cashier, vexed to see the little fellow
[iis slowly turning the bills, and count
)v- ing, "Ten, twenty, twenty-five, for
is- "Are you satisfied now ?" said
t." the cashier, with a contemptuous
he curl of his lip.
ig, "No, sir, this is not right."
ed "Boy! what do you mean by nof
he right ?"
en "Yes, sir; not right. I want only
y, one hundred dollars and seventy
rk five cents, and you have given me
an one hundred and seventy-five dol
,ck "Look and see."
of He looked and saw that Jack was
es- correct. He then paid him the right
k- amount, saying in an undertone,
ck "Whew! beat by a boy!"
he Jack thought he had done noth
)n- ing worthy of comment, and there
ne fore, never mentioned the occur
,k- rence to is employer.
ng One evening, just before closing,
;he Mr. Jones summoned all the clerks
Lnt into the counting room, and then
,id called Jack. When he had taken his
seat among them, Mr. Jones arose
iot and slowly said; "Jack Knowles, it
ine is my duty to tell you that you are
s! no longer an errand boy inmy store.'
iat He then sat down. For a moment
Jack was speechless. The eyes of
ith all the clerks were upon him. Sud
denly recovering himeelf,and speak
o- ing through tears and choking emo
nd tion, he said: "Oh, Mr. Jones 1
>p- what have I done? what have I
)it. "These gentlemen will tell you,'
iat he coolly answered. "Mr. Johnsor
g ? may speak first."
Mr. Johnson arose and said: "H
so- runs all the way to the express of
im fice when there is a possibility o:
go being too late." Henderson said:
g, "He is always on hand when a pack
ed age is to be delivered." Mr.
id, Holmes, the bookkeeper: "He helps
y!me post my books at night." Mr.
or Henley : "I heard him tell the cash.
to. ier of the Union Bank that he paid
iat him too much once last summer.'
to Mr. Howe: "He is always neat and
is- tidy, and can tie up a package as
quickly and as nicely as I can."
his "Now, boy," said Mr. Jones,
rid scarcely able to keep a straight face
5s as he saw Jack's look of mingled
es surprise, joy and fear ; "you see
what you have done, and I say
ne, again, we do not want you as ai
re, errand boy, but make you a clerli
d." in a department of the store."
for Then t h e gentlemen preseni
ad- grasped him by the hand and con
to gratulated him, sayi.ng, "You havi
rht lost one place, but secured a bette3
ian Not many days hence there wil
ne, be seen the sign, Jones & Knowles
are in Shepardsville. So much for a.r
obliging disposition, attention t<
:k ; interest of employer, strict honesty
energy and punctuality.
NOT AFRAID OF THE DEvIL.-A co]
aes ored man named Nelson is owing
om butcher on Beanbien street five o:
ng, six dollars, and after trying in vait
ick to collect the money, the butche:
Iful and a friend put their heads togethi
ers er the other night and laid a plan
he About midnight they called at Ne]
iys son's house, and he was awakene<
rito by a rap on the widow.
)f't "Who's dar?" he called out.
"The Devil !" solemnly repliei
out the butcher.
ose "You is hey ?"
2ey "Yes. I want you !"
he "What fur ?"
"You refuse to pay your butcher
mnd and I am sent to take you to th
tle- bottomless pit !"
nlu- "You is ?"
he "I am ! Come forth at once !
he "Ize comin'!" replied the old ne
mnd gro, as he jumped out of bed;
he can't pay dat six dollars half as eas;
son in any odder way, an' de ole 'oman'
all so mighty cross Ize glad to gi
'way from home."
mnd The butcher and his friend di<
one not wait for Mr. Nelson to com
SOUTH CAROLINA 1I1SE
RALS AT THE CENTEN
An opportunity to exhibit to the
people of the other sections of this
country, and to the world general
ly, the mineral resources of this
State, such as may never recur, is
presented in the contemplated for
mation, under the auspices of the
Smithsonian Institution of Wash
ington, and by authority of the gene
ral government, of a National Mu
seum,to illustrate the mineral wealth
of the United States and its chief
mining and metallurgical products,
at the 'international exhibition to
be held in Philadelphia in the cen
tennial year 1876.
"A representation of the great
variety of universal productions of
the country has not yet been syste
matically collected and exhibited by
the general government. Such a
collection, formed and arranged
with skill and discrimination, is im
portant for the purpose of present
ing a general view of the extent
and variety of these productions at
the exhibition, and will constitute
a portion of the national museum,
where it will be permanently ar
ranged after the exhibition.
"At each of the great internation
al exhibitions abroad the respective
governments caused liberal and me
thodical displays of mining indus
try and its products to be made co-'
ordinately with agriculture and its
products. These displays were not.
only of great direct service to the;
countries making them,but advanced
the knowledge of geology, mineral
ogy, mining and metallurgy. In
making such collections the govern
ments of Europe had the advantage
of the aid of organized corps of
mine engineers in the service of the
State. In the absence of such an
organization in the United States,
a great part of the labor of obtain
ing a just representation of its
mineral wealth must be left to vol
untary patriotic effort."
Prof. Win. Blake, of New Haven,
Conn., well known to the scientific
world by his geological and mining
reports,as also to the American pub
lic by the able manner in which he
discharged the duties of an United
States commissioner at the world's
fair at Vienna, 1873, has been en
trusted with the organization and
general directions of this national
museum. With him are associated
a co-operavive committee of special
ists and men of science throughout
the country, who are to assist in
the collection and forwarding of
specimens illustrative of the miner
al deposits of their sections. The
undersigned, having been appoint
ed a member of this committee,
cordially and earnestly invites all
individuals and companies owning
lands, containing ores and other
mineral beds, as also all persons
interested in the development of
our natural resources, to unite with
him in forming such a collection of
the mineral wealth of this State as
shall not only reflect credit upon a
community far from unconscious of
the acknowledged wealth of its
mines, but may, at the same time,
exhibit the mineral products, now
so little known abroad, and, as yet,
hardly utilized at home, which
are merely awaiting the coming of
icapital to prove a source of revenue
to a comparatively impoverished
people. A complete collection of
the various ores of South Carolina,
embracing the products of her
gold, copper, iron, manganese, kao
lin, corundum, mica, phosphatic
and other mines, exposed to view
before the eyes of the world, first
at the centennial exhibition, and af
terwards in the permanent museum
of the Smithsonian Institution at
,Washington, would serve as the
Sstrongest attraction to labor and
capital alike. It is needless to add
that there is a deplorable want of
accurate knowledge as to the varied
and valuable mineral deposits of
this State, even among her own cit
Sizens, which may properly be as
cribed to the lack of any large and
illustrative collection of her miner
al products. The contemplated
Smuseum would not only obviate this
sad deficiency, but prove a safe re
pository for such valuable specimens
as might be useful to the the scien
tist who should desire to study and
describe the resources of our
Parties desirous of sending mine
rals and ores for the national muse
am, are requested to commvnicate
with the undersigned, who will for
ward them all necessary informa
ion on the subject. The time is
5hort before the opening of the cen
benial, and those who delay col
ecting and forwarding their speci
nens incur risk of being deprived
>f this opportunity to exhibit.
Newspapers in the interior of the
tate are most respectfully request
Od to give this notice circulation.
CHARLES U. SHEMD, JR.
Medical College of the State of
3oath Carolina, Charleston.
PLAIn TALKTO GmLs.-Your ev
ry day toilet is part of your char
eter. A girl who looks like a fury
>r a sloven in the morning, is not
o be trusted, however finely she
nay look in the evening. No mat
:er how humble your room may be,
here are eight things it should
,ontain, viz: A mirror, washstand,
oap, towel, comb and hair, nail and
:ooth brushes. They are just as
ssential as your breakfast, before
which you should make good use
)f them. Parents who fail to far
iish their children with such appli
mces, not only make a mistake, but
i sin of omission. Look tidy in
,he morning, and after the dinner
work is over, improve your toilet.
Ylake it a rule of your daily life to
' dress up" for the afternoon.
Four dress may not, need not be
mnything better than calico, but
with a ribbon or flower, or some bit
)f ornament, you can have an air
)f self-respect and satisfaction that
lways comes with being well-dress
3d. A girl with fine sensibilities
sannot help feeling embarrassed
nd awkward in a ragged and dirty
ress, with her hair unkempt
5hould a neighbor come in. More
>ver, your self-respect should de
nand the decent apparelling of your
body. You should make it a point
to look as well as you can, even
t you are sure that no one will see
you but yourself.
TTE IN DREss-.The French
woman's rule in dress is a good
>ne-to modify prevailing fashions
b~ suit her own taiste. In a
word every woman in P ari s
fresses to suit her individual
ancy, and consequently we have
hat infinite variety in P a r i s
tyles. As a rule, with few excep
tions, French women study what
will become them, more than what
is the extreme of fashion, and com
bine the two so as not to appear
ecentrc or old fashioned, and yet
rot wear anything unbecoming just
because it is fashionable. A French
woman never cares to have many
dresses, or, as they express it, toi
ettes at a time; because a dress
never looks fresh and new that has
been hanging up or laid by for
some time. She keeps one dress for
early morning wear on the street,
another for visits, and another for
house wear. She adds a fourth
for soirees or receptions, if she
can afford it. Whenever she takes
off a dress she folds it up and lays
it by (she never hangs it up) and
thus her toilets, always look fresh
The power ofkindnessisportrayed
in the following: A poor woman used
to give an elephant, who often pass
ed her stall in the market, a hand
ful of greens, of which he was very
fond. One day he was in a great
fury, and broke away from his keep
er, and came raging down the mar
ket place. Every one fled and in
her haste the market woman forgot
her little child. But the furious
elephant, instead of tramping it to
death picked it up tenderly and laid
it on one side in a place of safety.
Do you think she was sorry she gave
him his handful of greens as he
went by? No, we never lose by a
kind action no mattter to whom it
Young women are advised to set
good examples, because young men
are always following them.
Consolation ~for old maids
misorenn never come singly.'
A TREMENDOUS BATTLE. g
M. ANDIS. X'STTGER'S CONFLICT WITH
THE ROCKING CHAIR.
Old McStinger was going to bed r<
a little wavy the other night, and 0,
not wishing to disturb Mrs. Me- v
Stinger, who has a tongue like a
rat-tail file he thought it just as 3
well not to turn on the gas. He got
on very well until he reached the
door of the chamber where his pa
tient wife lay sleeping. Here he la
paused a moment balancing on his Ic
heels like a pole on a juggler's nose. s]
Then he made a dash for it in order t
to make a bee line across the floor. c<
Mrs. MeStinger, with her usual b;
exemplary fortitude, had placed the .
rocking chair with such gifted skill d,
that no man could come into the Y1
room without running over it; so
the first thing he knew, McStinger t
stubbed his toe nail offlagainst the e
rocker, which knocked the seat it
against the crazy bone of his knee,
and made one of the long arms fr
prod him in the stomach. Simulta- y
neously he fell over the chair cross- a]
wise, and it kicked him behind his
back before he could get up from n:
the floor, as he stood on all fours. sl
The el gagement was now fully t<
opened. When a man begins fall- s1
ing over rocking chairs in a dark
room, he ought always to have three y
days rations and forty rounds. ei
Before McStinger could get up
straight, his knee came down on i
one of the long rockers behind, and
the back of the chair came down on a
his head with a whack that laid him V
out flat on the floor, and before he IE
could move the chair kicked him b
three times in the tenderest part of n
his ribs with the sh. p end of this
rocker. This made him perfectly r
furious, and he scrambled up and g
ma le a blind rush at the chair deter- f<
mined to blow up the enemy's works. %
He ran square against the back,
and it rocked forward with him, 0
turning a complete somersault over n
the handles, throwing MeStinger
half way across the room and land- f<
ing on top of him, digging into t
his abdomen like a bull's horns, as
he lay spread out on the under side. y
It would have been a good thing f!
for McStinger if he had lain still t
then and let the chair have its own
It lay flat on his back with the t
long points of the rockers embrac
ing his abdomen, and didn't seem to
want to do anything active just a
then. B u t McStinger couldn't r
make up his mind to give it up yet. b
He rolled over sideways and upset a
the chair. It fell with a crash on b
its side, giving him a furious dig in C
the liver, which made Him straight- a
en out his 1 e g a spasmodical- T
ly, barking one shin from the i
instep to the knee on the rock- a
er which hung in the air, and get
ting the chair on its feet again, g
where it stood rocking backward h~
and forward at him, like a wary i
old ram making feints of bucking v
its adversary in order to throw him a
off his guard. The blow in the
side very nearly finished McStinger, e
and while lying there rubbing his a
wind back again he was just begin- k
ning to reflect whether his honor o
required him to proceed any fur- t
ther in the affair, when Mrs. Mc- ft
Stinger suddenly began screaming
all the names in the crimes act, un "
der the impression that the Charley
Ross abductors were trying to com- t
mit a burglary, bigamy, robbery, z
and everything else. t
Up to this time she had been p
speechless with terror, and had lain I
there trembling, shedding perspira. b
tion, and accumulating shrieking t
power, until she had gained the
screaming capacity of a camel-back s
engine. She had just reached her t
third sforzando fortissino acceler
ando, when old McStinger succeed
ed in getting to his feet once more, t
and became dimly visible to Mrs. f
McStinger. With one last wild t
parting shriek, she sprang from the s
bed and made a dash for the door a
near which the rocking chair still z
stood, menacing the whole universe a
with a butting motion. Mrs. Mc- '<
Stinger had no time for inv< stiga- g
tion just then, and she pitched into 1
and over the rocking chair,and clear i
on down stairs, the chair after her,
turning over and over, and kicking
Mrs. McStinger every bump, until
they both landed in the hail below,t
here the chair broke all to atoms.
his ended the fight.
If wives will learn from this sad
:.ory not to leave rocking- chairs
;anding around the middle of the
>om for their poor husbands to fall
ver, we shall not have written in
[ORAL COURAGE IN DAILY
"Moral Courage," was printed in
rge letters as the caption of the fol
wing items, and placed in a con
>icuous place on the door of a sys
.matic merchant in New York, for
)stant reference, and furnished
y him for publication:
Have the courage to discharge a
abt while you have the money in
Have the courage to do without
iat which you do not need, how
rer much your eyes may covet
Have the courage to speak to a
iend in a seedy coat, even though
>u are in company with a rich one
Ad richly attired.
Have the courage to speak your
ind when it is necessary that you
lould do so, and hold your
)ngue when it is prudent that you
iould do so.
Have the courage to own that
)u are poor and thus disarm pov
ety of its sting.
Have the courage to tell a man
hy you refuse to credit him.
Have the courage to cut the most
,reeable acquaintance you have
hen you are convinced that he
eks principle-a friend should
ear with a friend's infirmities, but
ot with his vices.
Have the courage to show your
aspect for honesty, in whatever
aise it appears, and your contempt
r dishonesty and duplicity, by
Have the courage to wear your
Id clothes until you can pay for
Have the courage to prefer com
)rt and propriety to fashion in all
Have the courage to acknowledge
our ignorance, rather than to seek
r knowledge under false pre.
Have the courage in providing an
aterinment for your friends not
aexceed your means.
A Rat Girvrs&a.--A few days
go as I was passing through a
retty shady street, where some
oys were playing at base ball,
mong their number was a lame
oy, seemingly about twelve years
d-a pale, sickly looking child
upported on two crutches, and
rho evidently found much difficulty
i walking, even with such assist
The lame boy wished to join the
ame ; for he did not seem to see
ow much his infirmity would be
i his own way, and how much it
rould hinder the progress of such
tive sport as base ball.
His companions, good naturedly
nough, tried to persuade him to
and one side and let another .take
is place ; and I was glad that none
f them hinted that he would be in
lie way, but they all objected for
3ar he would hurt himself.
"Why Jimmy," said one at last,
you can't run you know."
"Oh, hush !" said another-the
llest boy in the party, "Never
iind, 'llrun for him,' and he
ook his place by Jimmy's side,
repared to act. "If you were like
i," he said aside to the other
oys, "you would not want to be
old of it all the time."
As I passed on, I thought to my
elf that there was a true little gen
A Chicago man hid his wife's false
eeth in the coal shed to keep her
co going to a sociable. She had
a stay at home; but she wept and
creeched and told him, "I more
an gaf begieve you gnowah aboud
ay geefe, gou miggerable, bowl-eg
~ed kief ; I coug tear the eyge out
>gour nagty mean, sgeakin mig
~erable sgougrel ;" and so he didn't
ave such a good time after all. It
Lon't pay to fool with edged tools.
.Why do honest ducks dip their
leads under water ? To liquidate
.hir little bills.
A BAD MAN.
He slid into a butcher store on
Central avenue the other evening,
and took a seat on the far end of
the counter. Ho was a tall placid
man with an old gingham umbrella
cnder his arm, and when the butch
er asked him what he wanted, he
"Nothin' particular. Jest drop
ped in to see how you was gettin'
The butcher looked at him won.
Jering what business it was of his,
anyhow; but he was too busy with
sustomers to pay much atten
tion to a man who had only drop
ped in to see how he was getting
Finally the man broke silence
"Snug little place you've got
"Snug enough," said the man of
"Yes," continued the tall man, "a
man must crawl before he can
walk. Ever read the lives of dis
tinguished men ?"
The butcher said he hadn't;
fidn't have time.
"Ah sir," said the tall man, "if
you had you would know how
great fortanes are made from small
beginnings. A. T. Stewart started
around with a pack on his back.
Presideat Grant used to ride a male
in a tanbark ring, at fifty cents a
day, and look at him now-in
every 'ring' in the country that has
got any money in it."
"All truo, sir," said the butcher,
who intends to vote for old Bill
"Look at Boss Tweed; he used
to drive dray, and now he is worth
over. a million dollars and is in
"Can that be so ?" said the
"Of course it's so," said the
tall man; "and there are thous
ands of others whom I could men
tion who began business without
a cent, and are rich men to-day.
I tell you, my friend, a man to be
successful nowadays must make
all he can and keep all he can lay
his hands on.
Here the stranger remarked
that he must be going, and took
his departure; and when a neIgh
bor dropped in shortly after to get
a five dollar bill changed, the
butcher couldn't change it. The
reader can imagine where the
butcher's money went.
THE DEATH HIss.-Woman's
love! Is there anything like it?
A Canadian's wife has just died
in Raleigh, and he has taken her
to Canada, and he has taken her
home to bury her under the na
tive sod. She died in a land
of strangers, but left behind her
the name of a beloved wife. It
was love in death. He saw her
sinking fast ; he knew it was con
sumption. He nursed her like a
child, the great strong man, and
there they were in the room to
gether the night she died. She
wanted to see out, to gaze once
more at the world outside, bat he
entreated her against it, and told
her that to take her up woula
make her worse, but she told him
she was dying anyway, and he
lifted her tenderly in his arms,
and walked with her about the
room, holding her to his breast
and showing her this object and
that, pointing out every pleasant
thing, and she kissed him with
every breath till the last breath
was gone,and the kiss died cold on
his cheek. Woman's love! When
God made man, He put all heaven
in woman's love!l and told him to
win it and be worthy of it.
Kind words are among the most
valuable "of cheap things. They
often reclaim the erring, lift up the
fallen, and prompt to noble deeds.
They encourage the faithless, cheer
the hopeless, and -gladden the
hearts of the desponding. Who
then will not use kind words? They
cost very little, and result in the
happiness of the speaker and the
"My faith," says De Quincy, '"is
that a great man may be an infidel,
by a rare possibility, bit an intel
leet of the highest order must build