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Lw HE COLLECTED HIS BILL.
twenty-five uVr,.(j fr' years ago, Mr. Bod- ne of the old fashioned printers of York, was looking sadly over his te turned over tbe leaf thf.t r.^j tLe account of Mr. oin, with Lps t'lod balance of $J15. .0, and inure t*o years pist due, the sadness u-! to grimntsj. IIow well he re- the firat visit of deluding WQtn, with a corn-bafcket fall ot l-CUli, t0 ^SVe COSt ^e *E" tlie creduious Mr. Bodkin into fio a book. which loin had id. But he had promised magnifi- in, Mr. Bodkin, as I rev ive the ^•UID the sales of the book, I KNOW, not be less than that every week—you hive the money. A debt of honor, xlkin. You should have it, if I had 11 my teeth." And here he showed a ciion that a hyena would have envied whiteness and hardness. "Then Mr. Bodkin, you hold my wood cuts fet-curity. Worth three times the lunt of your bill! Finer collaterals never" negotiated in Wall Street And he swung his cane around lead, as if ready to demolish any man ,iaion th might rise in opposition. ,llr. Bodkin, much impressed with •hetoric of Mr. Quoin, went on his way Icing. Quoin went to Iihode Island, •e he sold his books, and pocketed the i«ds. And Mr. Bodkin had waited IP money. How often he had written |U. in! How he ha expostulated, and aud threatened! How he had of tj take calicoes, codtlsh, potatoes, or le nails, or any other production of |e 'slant!. All to no purpose. ien he had put the ac ount in a law r.hiids. Quoin was sued, and judg was had, and execution was issued, as returned unsatisfied. Neither Mr. i'g property nor income could be at ,'d. Jtiodkin fairly snorted as his eye tp.m the expenses of that suit •n hi thought of that security— invaluable ollat -rals—the precious cuts that had cost $1,00 ). llodkin [hswKfd them at ev ry publi*hor in y, ouly to get substantially the taoie i, all. Good cuU of Course !are Worth a $ I 000 no doubt to cut but to us, who ja't need them, .u!d not use them, worth no more [u: wood." 8uh s^curitja! Bodkin wing hyster.cil. aughed aloud, not scornfully, but li'jiv. It was the laughter of iospi i "For the wood cuts given him notion of how the debt might be Wi undisguised chuckling, his hat and we at in 8'-arch of i! ill. t, a young gentleman of lemarka crstia?ive facultie-, faultless in dress jreov- r, an agent of the Pokowoke ^rj', and an exralL-nt j'lige of the of pea ai*d thioiblj. What tra»3 betwecn Boilkinand Mallet, i* pjrely itir il. But it was odd that Mr. oi iould, on his return, have directed nun to print a do/. n cards with .scriptvm Henry Mallet, publisher, 450 Washington Street, Buffalo." Mallet a pub isher! Why, even the boys laid th' Ir fingers aside their v, lien they read it. 0 days after this Mr. Mallet laid one •Mi cards on the desk of Mr Quoin, ,~trged to inquire ot that gentleman irnbible vaiue of the wood cuts used book. Was he disposed to sell or could they be used? To be can id candor was always a weak -ess of lie needed them s.nly. He had arrangements to publish a certain *ithin three months. If if was out ..,ime he would make $2,000 sure ta delayed a week his chance ol jus ne forever. The miserable ers wanted three months to do the whereas he couli not spare thr e ,'iin'i cuts were not exactly he wante i, bit they woull serve. 4 he take $50 for the u-e of them in smiled at bis innocetjce, and hi he .d I don't l"nd cuts but .4:11 them you for $S0J, and that a per than you can get them madd to re was no denying this but it took in an ur's hard ring to make niwte th? price to $000. The most jt argument Mallet u ed was his ap |ily careless production ot a long, iM't, filed with new crisp aud crack iaiik notes, of bign figures only, t*ie which made Mr. Qjoixi shew the •i] white teeth. Mallet was uu cl!y a cash buyer. came the question of terms Mr. Mallet pav $ibr» c«sh, and .ii yrder on his printer, who would the cuts on payment of $:J15. is Mill lei's turn to smile, aud he did the heathen Chinee, "childlike aud What did Mr. Quoin take him He ne.ver paid for goods till he hail The idea of paying for cuts he had :en as yet, and ot settling up Quoin's WHS absurd Uuder no circumstance ever would he take the cuts, until he lie receipted bills of both the eugrav 1(1 printer. Was he to buy a lawsuit? 1 served with attachment* and trovers replevins and injunetions and games Bort* Not much. Mr. Mallet himself back ia his ch-»ir, and 1 o ked nl, as in quest oi' relief from the •dales of Quoin. '•ia became pensive. It was quite tbit Mullet would cot advance the 'y to pay the printer's bill. Where 1 he get it But if he did n get it, ouId lose the $2S5. That was not to ught of. The interview was ad ^ed. Quoin went out to hunt up the ry, nvjch to the annoyanr-e r«f Mallet, could not conceal hl8 apprehension 4 loin was about to refuse to sell, ii Mall-t had made up his mind to he wanted to buy and end the matter. Miu wou'd go ou to New York with be would pay all expenses but he !d not pay for the cuts till he had and witu a good title. Aud here he shed his wallet. lis was talking business to purpose, "eeUriited Quoin's movements. He lUe money. That night Quoin and took passage together on the 'tr, aid next mornir/s- found them at tor House. Mallet iwl proved ex -'Company. Hejate and drank and •ed and told good stories, and was as •y and confidential with Quoin as it had en scuooiboys together. But &11 this, M-illet showed a most unac itab.e fear thit Qu in would give him tip. Quoin haa to be very decided to nt Mallet trom accompanying him 1 he went to see dkin. He only td to make sure it was all right." For 'U* reasons, Quoin was bound that should not t-ee the iutervi-w, and tim off resolutely. *hdl o^unt the minutes while I wait room 111 you come back," said the •ved and wistful Mallet, as he cast ilf upon tbe sofa. ~*ill purely bj back in half an hour," ie triumphant Quoin. was wun exceed ng haiteur th»t strode into the office of Bodkin. Bis as hard, his eyes severe. It was the grininesa of an/ fflcer of ju tice on duty, land by fanners that have rot the capitil an the elevati n of a 1 fty mii.d con to work it that keeps so ma y poor. Small i farms are better than large ones simply because they are b.tter suited to the capi tal of common taimers. Large farmers with large capital are btt than small ones. FarmiDg is a good business for all inea who conduct it oa proper principles, and have c^pi'.al h.c ording to the size ot their tarnis.—Farmer and Artuan* scions of rijht. "Mr. Bodkii, I have called to pay your bill. Of course, you did not expect i Nor do yo.i,deserve it Your cond .ct in dunning me i- shameful —perf^cMy shaxeful. I should feel just fied in ret using it altogether. But—pro duce your bill. :-ir." And he tuegea at his mustaches and looked defuntiy. Ith uriel r.imself was not more grand in con Bciousuess of virtue. The surprised and somewhat crestfallen Bodkiu fumbled in his drawers for lhe bill, and at length produced it. A spasm of disgust flitt over Quoin's face as he saw the hideous total, «uth two years' in terest and 1 gal expenses But "he made up his mii.d t") make an impression, and he did it. w it wrenched him nobo 4y but Quoin can imagine. He told down the m/ney in full, and secured his nccipt with great deliberation. Now, Mr. Bodftic, oblige me by pack ing up those wood-cuts, a delivering them to the porter." Surely, Mr. Quoin, you will not remove thos cuts so precipitately,' said the peni tent Bodkin. Up went Quoin's cane most menacingly. "Not an hour, sir—rot an hour, sir! I want tnose cuts n w, sir, now!" There was no resisting this impetuosity. The cuts were priduc d, examined aud checked. Quoin sailed out of Bodkin's office gloriously, with his porter tugging at the bjndle,|like a man-of-war protect ing a mcrchuitinan. It took but a few minutes to get back to the Astor House. Here was vexation. The door of the room in which he had left Mallet was locked. Down to the clerk's office hew the irate and impatient Quoin. Where's my friend and room-mate, Mallet, of room 369 "Mallet? Yes, yes! Mallet, is it? Why, Mallet paid for his room, and left half an ur ago What?" Just so. Paid for bis room lalf an hour ago took a coach, and Went to the Erie K i road Depot." What T" "No mistake. Went by the Erie Rail road." Not even then was Quoin convinced that s polite friend, Mallet, was a delu si «n anu a enare. But he had the prc otntim nt. All day long he traversed from hotel 11 depot ia an ayoniz frame of mind. Nor did he fad tocll on the Chief of P-dic, to rrake snre that his friend had not had a fit, and been sent to the hospital Nor is it wortn wi.ile to recoui.t nis visits to bookse 1 rs and his inquiries touching the publisher, Mallet, of Buffalo, w ho was unknown to them all As nigijt settled on tne city he felt able to express a dee ded op nion concerning wallet He was "an ui.veracity tin 1 an inaptitude, a phantasm ai a wind bag.' As for Bjdk'n—words could not do him ju-tice. But he never saw either of tnem agtin. That d%y Bodkin closed the ledger ac count of Quoin. That day Bodkin and Ma'let went out riding on the Coney Island road And the riders of th»t fie quented thoroughfare w re astonished at the vivaciiy arid voc ferousness of the spectacled elderly gentleman and his young friend They were evidently at ease and at peace with the wide world So Mrs. Bodkin thought For Bodkin's tem])er was sweet for a month—a state of mi unknown before or since.—Comic Moutldy. A Living Head on a Paralyzed Trunk. NEAK Glenwood, Iowa, resides James T. Anderson, aged twenly six. Three years a*ro he died from his neck down ward. His head, however, is alive, and *re vigorous and active than before the body, which it once governed, ceased to be vital. At the age of two, James' father died, and his mother soon married again. At the age of three he was tossed several times by an angry w. Hhortly after ward, while he was eating bread and milk, a rattlesnake joined him, and when the two had finished his snakeship made his how and retired. At five years old a horse rau away with him, and made for a stable, across the entrance of which was a bar. The horse reached in under the bar, and his mother seized him just in time to save his lite. He grew up active and strong, and was fond of sports. He be came a good gymnast. James, at the time of the accident that loft him with a dead dy and a living head, was a fine, handsome young man. He weighed two hundred pounds, and there was not a superfluous ounce of flesh on his body. One afternoon, when on a visit to an uncle at Glenwood, Iowa, he was exer cising on a pole placed from one tree to another in the back yard. He had on a pair of gaiters tipped with patent leather, lie swung down from the pole by his feet the leather slipped and lie fell. He struck his neck just where it joins the shoulders. He was bewil'e-el. but perfectly con scious. His body felt as though smashed to a jelly. He experienced a horrible tin gling, and when the doctor camo he told him not to touch him HB his b.dy was broken to pieces. His neck was broken inflammation set in, and all thought his end was cone. To th-j sur prise of all, in a few days he bt gan to mend. He was portly after remove to his stepfather's house, v/htre he still re sides. Time fcung heavily on his hands, and he reaolved to learn to write with his mouth. He accomplished thK and, as he ga s in a le ter to Mr. o n J. K. wr »te a man lerably good mou'h He is now trjiDg paint, and hopes by this means to earn homethii-g for his support. II" has been, and still is, tenderly cared for ny his si.t her elf a cripple, and speaks iu the highest terms of his step father, WLO, though a poor man, ha-s shown him every kindness. His worst enemies are the flies which buzz about his face. He holds a leafy twig in his mouth, however, and manages to twirl it about in a wonderful way and drive off his tormentors. Thn case is without a parallel, except that of John Carter, of England, who was injured in a bj^uilar way, and who became* Jaiaous painter.—St l*ui» Time* Farming as a Buslnetti A TP*n who is not sxart enough to run ore, is not smirt enough to run a farm. Farmers are not to be n ade of what is left at-ter lawyers, doctors, ministers, and mer chant a'e torted and ck out. And if a fails on a farm, it is not likely he will succeed in a store, for it requires more ta'ent to be a thriving farmer than to be an average merchan'. The one ca^se of er*.al failur is the disproportion between a man's farm and his capital A farmer s capital is skill, 1 .bor, ^nd his money If he has little cash, he mu-.t Lave uo more Undthiuhecan thoroughly manage by his personal labor. E»ery acre beyond that is an incumbrance. One acre well '.wM ta more p,. to.,1- acra gkimmed o*e& I™" HarnesgiD? Horses Correctly WHEN harnessed correctly, a strong k rse is a powerful an mal but by an im perfect adjustment of the gearing, many strong teams are shorn of half their s rmgth and many are often worri.-d more by «n improper lit of the harness, or by a decidedly b»d attachment to the vehicle they are drawing, than by all the service they perform, hut few teamsters have ever been taught how to harness a horse correctly and fewer still have ever learned that there is a right way and a wrong way to hitch a team to a carriage. When a harness is taken from the shop, every part should be adjusted tfit the horse that is to wear it. Back ban/i.—The back band should be let out or buckkd up, until it will be neither too ing nor too short when the animal is drawing a loal. Many a good horse has had a large sore made on his back t-iinply beciuss the back band of the harness was buckled up o far. BreechingThe bteeching should also be adjusted properly, so that the lior&e will not seem like a man in a boy's coat, nor like a colt wearing the harness tl'a full grown horse. CoUar.—Tht collar should fit as neatly to the animal's neck as an easy pair of shoes set on one's feet. Tee collar t-hould never be s long th a man c^n th ust hi* arm eas'ly between the neck of the animal and the lower end of the collar. Many horses—especially old ones—when thin ip flesh, require collars so small that they cannot be put over the heads of the horses that wear them. It is of tminent imp rt a ce that tne proprietors of ami sli uld see to fruch minor oints, and provide collars that a e open at the top or bottom. Every horse fchould have his own co lar and harness a i much as every man his own boots and oat. Linen —The lin s are often adjusted in such a manner that th i heads of both horses are hauled away from eat other so far that the team caunot travel tasily. At other times their heads are drawn too far inward, toward each other. The lines should be a ju ted so that the heads may tie held just as far apart as the length ol the double w hi filet ree. J'oleWh» ii a team is attached to a carriage, or lumber wagon, the breast straps, stay-chains or n-ck yoke should t,e so adjusted that the pole or tongue cannot fctrike eith'.r horse The tongue is often allowed t) have so much play that it wl angs the arms or shoulders of the team with terrible lorce, when the veh cle is ing drawn over rough ways. The neck yoke straps, or tongue chains, should be drawn up so as to elevate the tongue between the shoulders, where the lateral je king or thrusting will be re ceived by the geaiing on the necks of the animals, rather than against the unpro tected arms or shoulders of the team.— 8. K. Todd. Securing Fodder Corn far Winter. MANY have had an impression that fod der corn formed a poor rood for animals in winter, but this impression has been, no doubt, obtained roin lee ling out imper teetly cured and musty fodder. I'roperlv cured fodder corn i ruis a nourishing food, and milch ws, sheep aud horses eat it with a relish. dd'-r corn growing thickly is very succulent, and contains a great Hni'-un' of juice consequently when its growth is checked by cutting, fermen ation rapidly occurs, and unless the utmost care is ob served, the fod ler wili U injured l« fore one is aware of it. Ou this account as soon a« cut, it j-hould be disposed in small quantiti 3 in a place, and should n ver remain 1 »ng unmoved upon the ground. It can, however, remain a day or two, if spread loosely, without injury. If by in attention it is left too thick, and heating beg ns, its value is gone. After it has wile a day, the fodder should be ta'ied up and placed thinly besides fences, or what is a very good arrangement, against honz td poles plac in lorked stakes set in the greund, the pjies coming about brea-t high. A plan involving less labor, and pro bably serving the purpose a# well, is re commenoed by a ^respondent. This consists in setting siuglt stakes, at conven i' nt d^tan'-cs, firmly ir to the ground. Then tie the corn in small bundles, »nd set six or eight of these bundles l^htty against the st ke, and tie- lir.nly but sc Iy with a band. This prevents the ghocs from being blown down, and perfect free dom oi air to every part is secured. They should main out until thoroughly dr.ed. When havled in, the bundles can be uu bound and the corn spread over tops of mows, and also on head scaffold*prepared tor the purpose. Manv farmers commit an error in allow ing their fodder corn to become too large core it is cut. By so doing, the le-»vcs are mor" tough and the st-lks so large as to 'r fu'ed by *tock. Whereas, cut at the right time when the leaves ar-j tender and the SU1*B Nutting, he succulent, the whole wili be eaten up clean. Il is a laboiious job to cut up arj acre or two of fodder corn with a common corn hook, and many farmers now use 'he hand scy he as in mov.ng grac.s—a lit tie practice being sufficient to row tbe tons all one way so evenly that i' n be easily gathered up and bound.— Maine Farmer. —Whim-ical Extra' ts of Wills —Prom the will of 'Biral lilackett, O vcrnor of Plymouth, proved in 17!)i: '1 desire my body to be kept so long as it may not be offensive, and that one of iny fingers or toes may be cut off to secure a certainty of my being dead. I further request my dear w'fe that, as she has lten troubled with one old VkjI, she w 11 not think of marry ing a s'.c nd." From the will of the liev. Mr. Appleby, of St. Bride's, [/roved in 17K5: I leave my body to be dressed in a flannel wai.-tcoat, an old surtout coat, and bre-jches without lining ar.d pockets no thocs(saving done walking), &nd a wors sted wig, if one can be got, in order that I may rest comfortably From the will 'f a mariner of Bristol, proved in 17&5: "My executors to pay, out of the first moneys collected, to my beloved wife, if luring, one shilling, which I give as a token of my love, that she may bay ha»d nuts, as I know she is better pleased with cracking them than she 6 with mending the holes in her stoc-ings.'1 —An old man picked np half a dollar in the street. Old man, that's mine," said a keen 44 looking rascal "so hanl it over." Did thine have a hole in it?" asked the old man. Yes," replied the other, smart ly. Then it is not thine," mildly replied the old man thee must learn to bo a ItOa •laigftf USEFUL AND 8UCWE8TIT& PUDDING WITHOUT MRLS OR EGOS.— Half a pint of water half a pint of mo lasses, two teaspooufuis of soda, one tea spooi.ful of salt, thicken to quite a thick batter, stir in either berries wr raUius, and boil three hours. I)o DAILY and hourly yortr duty do it patiently and thoroughly. Do it as it pr sents itsei do it nt the moment, and let it I be its own reward. Never mind whether it is known or acknowledged or not but! do not fail to do it. A COKRFSI'ONDENT of the Country Gen tleman who has tried k-'ep^ng three cow* exclusively on green sowed corn sinc.i i about June 1, last, finds the milk steauily diminish ng. His experience with sowed corn fe in connection with gran has been very favorable. To SKT TIIK COLOR OF COTTON DKKSSKS —Take a large double handful of bran, put it in a sauce pan and set it over the fire, allowing it to boil thoroughly in a quart of water when thoroughly iled, strain the bran and throw the water into that in which you are about was lung your lawn or chintz dress. Let the dress soak for an hour or so in it before washing. In stead of starch, ine a weak solution of glue-water and iron on the wrong side. IK we would establish the habit of drinking water freely in the morning, SOOJ after arising, commencing with small quantities, increasing gr dually as we learn to lis.li it, until the chief portion taken durii the day is before brtakfa-t, it will promote the health to a much greater cxti nt than it ordinarily does, era dicate disease from the system, and become a most decided luxury in time.—Scientific Amet if'in. Lkmov ji ien IN DIPHTITKIUA —Mr. Re villout, in a pap?r presented last summer to the French Academy of Medicine, as I serts that lemon juice is one of the most efflcario s appliances for diphtheria,and he relates that, when a dresser In the hospital, his own wife was saved by this timely ap plication. He got three doz n lemon* ami i «argled her throat with the juioe, she swallowing a little at tbe same time, in or der to act on the more deep seated parts. The do tor has noted numerous cases of compl te success obtained by this method of treatment. Tnn (iermantown Til fyraph pays that of all the crops raised in the United States, Indian corn, or maize, which is a better name, is the most important and valuable, as it is the largest iu xtent, and commands the greatest cash value, aud is applied uioro useful purposes than any other. It may be regarded, too, as the most wholesome. Every animal, and very granivorous bird, from the partridge up, prefers it to all other grains and as to man, if not popularly upon au equality with w heat, as HU fore the head article of diet, it is next to it. in pork making it is indispensable. TnE Santa Clara (Cal.) Farmers' Club says: "In dry stasons the poorer soils yield ttergra'n in proportion than soil which is richer. It seems, from the re ports that have reached us, that the earn ers generally have been ast nished at the unusual quantity of grain from unpromis ing fi Ids. The reason assigned is that the rap'd growth of the straw, in the better land i xhausts the .istare in the soil fi be Is eut, aud hence a light, shriv ied grain while the upland, not so good, has pr dtieed less straw, and thus retained a mfHciency of its moisture to mature plump and healthy seed." TUB question, Does vaccinatum lose Its protective pow*r is one which is discus sed anew on the occasion of every fresh outbieak of epidem small-poi, such t.s that with wli oh London is now ullliete'. The best ob ervers aro of opinion that when vaccination hai been properly r forin d, and when the system has been brought thor uglily under the influence of the modified form of the disease induced by the vaccine matter, a i»erso:) is no more liable to take the small pox than if he had formerly td the Ba:n!lpox itself. The nece sity of revaluation is due usually to t..e fact that tie ojx ration is impt riectly perfo tned, and the di.-cuf-e imperfectly de veloped. FIUKWOOD, GnBEN OR DHT —We have heard it stated that green wood gi»es out in burning ft greater heat than dry wood Now it is only necessary to ason for a moment to perceive that this statement or bel ef must be fallacious. Oreen or uasiasoned wood contains twenty-t:ve per cent, more wa'er than air dried, or what is commonly called dry or seasoned wood Then, in burning one hmdr pounds of green wo-d an excess of twenty five pounds of wa'er must be evaporat-d. To evaporate five unds of waier one and a quarter pounds of wood are required. 8o that in getting rid of the excem of water in tfreen wo» d, a loss of over six per cent, is incurred. This w ill connuiue o e cord out of every sixteen. This is the (iirect loss. The indirect loss we estimate much higher. It can not well de reduced to figures, but is sufficiently j-alpab e for all that. It is exhibited in late breakfasts, badly-cooked dinners, "cakes whi are dough," and bread s*lden and indigesti ble nlio, in disturbed tempera and gene ra! dome-tic unpleasantness which no4 bddom occur in cous- quer.ee. If the wii-ter's eupplv of wood were now gotten up, sawed and split, and piled up under cover, a certain gan in money or lab would be made, while a prolific source of inconvenience and irr.tation tothe fema'es of the family would be avoided.—Ihnrth and Uom$. Feeding L'felekeni. I hare been very successful in feeding chick* thl* year, none of them being trou bled with croup or other iln# ases. 1 am satisfied that in feeding wheat screenings as obtained from tbe mills, they should always be soaked in water eight or ten hours, or at least washed, fore feeding, to soften the white caps, swell the shrunk en kernels and destroy the poisonous dust. /rn meal should always be mixed with boiling water lor chicken*. Onions, toi«s i as well ad bottoms, should be cut fine and fed daily. They are v.-ry stimulating, and superior to ma: y medical preparations re commended for akk chickens. I believe a I daily feeding of onions tends greatly to ward off disease. The truth is, too li tie attention ii paid to naving dry and warm quarters tvr fowls gw rally, though no animal pays better for good care than fowls. VV ithout it, even fair results cannot bo expected.— IjKkpvrt in llvi al Ntv Yoriur. —In the General Post Office of London, tat year, 10,W5,(XKi yards of string were used in ting up the letW rs for the country, and 7CO.OOU bags were required for seed ing the letters off. The I'M Mall QaaetU says that, while it is unpleasant to draw invidious distinctions between public de partments, there can be no doubt that th#. ?,r uantity of red tape used in the WarOfflc.e the same period far exceeded that of the Post Office twine. —Alabama has 278 with 10.7?V Youths' Department. THAT TUELAX BO*. Taddy was a naughty boy that day. Not even grandma could make an excuse for him, though she dropped a gn at many stitches in the bright little stocking she was knitting, and was seen to wipe her spectacles over and over again, and all be cause she felt so badly about her naughty little irrandson. Well, perhaps I had better tell you the whok- story. Mrs. Ives, that was Taddy's mother's name, sat sewing in the 5 ailor, and it was such a fine day that the window was thrown op 11 to let in the sweet breath of the apple blossoms iu the orchard, and the English violets that grew by the front diH_»r. Grandma sat knitting in lier easy chair, and K se was painting a bunch of trailing arbutus that looked so like the real flowers it seemed as though you could pick them up from their bed of soft green moss. It was so quiet in the room that they all heard what Taddy said, and saw what he did, though he neither heard nor saw them. He was sitting on the grass plot just in front of the parlor window, this utile five-year old Taddy, at ing buns, and singing to himself a song that he had caught from his college brother Tom, and his mother, listening to the pleas int voice, thought withiu her heart, My Taddy is a darling.' when the gate opened, and Jim my l'eclan came whistling up the walk, with bis old straw hat perched on this lack of hi-* head. Jimmy was the fourth son of Mike Plielan, w ho worked in gentle men's gardens up and 'wn street. I wish that boy wouldn't rime here," »ald Hose, glancing up from her painting, as she heard the click of t'je gate. "I shouldn't think you would allow it, moth'-r. Just hear Taddy call out, Hu'hP He is getting so rude that 1 am really ashamed of him, and that Phelan boy is horrid!" Hullo !"sa.d Jimmy, quite unconscious of the Young lady's criticism and turust inp his han s int his trousers pockets, he stood facing Taddy and the open parlor window. He was a wretched looking little ragamufll 1, there was n denying It, but 'lien you could not wonder if you would only bear in mind that there were eleven more at home as like lnm as the peas in a pod are lik 1 aeh other, to bs fed and clothed and the best that Mike and his wife uld do, the feeding and clothing were ot the poorest and scantiest kind. Ind-ed 1 suppose there was seldom a day that imniy's stout Utile breaU-Laaket wan comfortably tilled. What is it ye're eatin', Taddyf" aaked Jimmy, alter the salutation*. 44 Buna," sail Taddy, 44 441 with currant# In 'em!" "Gi' me a bite?" T..ddy shook his curly he%d. "I tan't. They 'd make you awful sick "Ill risk it," aald Jimmy, holding out a very dirty hand. "Just one smail little bit, Taddy No, *ir/" answered Taddy, his mouth crammed full. My mother put* puon in her buns, an' if you eat just a teenty tinty bit it'll make you sick so you'se have to have the doctor, and ke ralcgolic." "That's a lie I" wdd Jimmy, s'outly. Why don't they make you sick if they're pi/on Oh, tause—tause—tause I'm my moth er'B boy, and what did you tome in re for, Jimmy i'helan? Nobodv told you to, an' I dou't want you, an' 1 wUh you'd gooff where ^ou b'lo ig!" want something to eat," said Jimmy. Then go'an ask your mother, way as 1 do." Pile's off a washing, and th re aln nothing in the cupboard, 'cause 1 looked," and Jimmy sat down 011 the grass. Just le'me have one1 bite, Tadtly." 44 Wo, I hIuiU not! My luothar don't 'low me to give buns to Paddies!" 41 Theodore Ives, you naughty boy, come intotheheiii.se this minute cried Rose, putting her head out of the window. "No, I sha'n't,' answered Taddy, com posedly. "Th n I will come and fetch you,' said Rose. 44 You tan't do it," rejoined Taddy, plant ing his heels in the grass, and throwing a defiant look over his shoulder. "Just one mito of a piece," coaxed Jimmy, in a whisper "there's such a splendid currant" 441 won't do it," said Taddy, verv red in the fury, 'iid if vou don't go off I'll—I'll —1*11 double up my fi -t to you, I will, Just like thtti!" and I am ashamed to say that he hit Jimmy a blow on the side of his head that knot ked otl his old straw hat. 4- Taddy, I want you!" It was Mrs. Ives that spoke this time, sorrowfully enough you may be sure, and the lit'le boy, hastily swallowing the last remaining bit of his last bun, got up re luctantly. 44 What'll she do to jraf Mked Jimmy under ),i breath. Taddy shook his head. 41 Is it because ycu boxed my ears d'ye s'pose»" 44 Yes, and I gu' ss—I guess she heard me piion a I'ultly ,4That's nothing." 44 Yc«, it Is my mother don't low me to Pftv w r.g s'orles and 'all names." Vgddy came into the parlor hanging bis h^ad so 1 iw that the cur's ft II over his face li*e a yellow veil. Rose locked at him and said, s vcely: "If you were my boy, I would punish yon wiili a stick, Taddy Ives I" Mamma did no' *petk, but held out her hand to her naughty boy. Grandma al mo-t always tad an excuse ady for his lit le misdemeanors, but looking arikance through the veil of curls, Taddy saw her kin lace quite turned away from" him, and not a sir gle word did she apeak in his de fence. 44 Hose, UU Jimmy I'hehn to go to the kitehen door, and a»k Jane for some din ner." said Mrs. Ives. Tin 'i she took a white handkerchief oat ofh»r pocke", and put it over Taddy's mouth-—that naughty mouth that had told lies and called names. Teddy stood quite still while she tied the comers, but hiv heart beat very loud and fast, and tears gathered in his biue eyes. He had never been punished like tb s before, and it seemed tbe worst punishment in the world. After the knot was tiod, Mrs. Ives pointed to Tad ty's naughty corner," and thither the little culprit, went, and sat down on a cricket, with bis face to the wall. "Tliat. I'h»lan boy won't go for his din ner, mother: he says be wants to come in and speak to you." If lore the words were out of her mouth, Jit'amy i'helan bad pushed past Hose, and th rust his uncombed red head, in at the paf lor door. It was a grand room compared with the old, smoky kitchen where the tribe of Pieian cooked, ate and sept. Jimmy had seldom seen a grander, but that was noth ing so Song as poor Taddy sat sobbing in a corner of it. 4 lodges y o u plaae, mom," he stuttered, "if rid ze—" rhit if it, my boy "If you plaze} mvjn, Tdwirii that ye •M wouldn't tic up bis mouth with a han*k«r Chy he didn't an no harm, Taddy «tidn't, anil I jast'slieve he'd call me Pach dy"s not I" .Now I call that nob'e and generous ia Jimmy Phelan, who had never been tangkt either good manners or morals, and whom veins were fu! of hot Iri-h blood. But In spite ot his pleading, Taddy had to be 1 uuished as he deserve 1. He was kept in the coiner until the tc*a bell rung, and an soon as tea was over, Margaret took him up stairs When li* mamma went, an usual, to get a good-night kiss from her boy, she found him sitting up in his bod, us penitent and sc nsolate a speck of htt inanity as you ever saw. I've been a thinking, mother," be said, with a pitiful sob, »s she sat down beside him, I've been a-thinking." Of what, my child 44 Why, s'po&in' it tha4 Phelan boy wtt our boy, an' I was Mike's boy, how Td Uke it if he doubled up his fist to me, and Here was another sob. 44 And what, Taddy And I've been a thinking what if yov boy wouldn't gi' me just one little speck of buns with turrents in 'em, a said they was pizen, when they was smacking K)d, and called me Pad—Pad—Paddy,! don't believe I'd ask yon to take oft the i ot han kist off bis mouth, not if he hnd it on twenty weeks!" Then you are sorry that you were unkind to Jimmy Ye?, 1 am—honest and true and the blue eyes looked straight up into Mamma'n face. And what about the wrong stories. Taddy*-' 441 told G')d all 'bout that, 'fore yM came up stairs we've got it all settled, IB I'm goin' to give Jimmy Phe an my cettt picce to buy sonn ti 1 that's lots better'n buns TORPKl)()K-t:' and Taddy ducked his head under the sheets with tM egest sob you ever heard. So that was the wav he made friends with Jimmy Pnclau, nnd even sister Koae th 'tight it good and sufficient proof ot re ntance, for it was the same as if Taddy had given up al claim to Fourth Of Jnly Chrutian Union. The Utile Worm 1'eddler. Ko trade is less hon rable being odd. A good many boys we know would hardly have the courage to bo angle worm mer chants but so long as there is nothing better to do, it is as good a way as any to tura an honest penny. A gentleman who had been visiting tltt White Mountains,on his way down sawn 9:"!c v get on the stage witha box filled with earth. "What have VM fot there, myliU|» boy?" "Woims." 41 Worms! What are you going to d* with theml*" 44 8eli them two for a cent. The flih eriuen can't get them in tb" lower partof lie mountains, and so I go up the valley here and dig them, and bring them down and sell them." But how do you pay for euoh a ioag stage ride V' 441 don't pay I shin*' —I shlnca his boots," pointing to the driver. 14 80 you have an occupation besides peddling wormsv" Ye* that is the way I get my llvlnft, 1 have fifteen dollars already laid up,and It's only the beginning o' the season. 4' You're a smart boy," said the man: 44 but is this all y-uare ever going to dof^ No, indeod. 1 go to ttchoolover i£ Vermont during the winter—pay two (id* lars a week for board." 44 Ho you have no lnwe»ths»*" "No." No fathert" "No." 41 11 No mother "No nobody. I make my ownway» and one of these days I am going to Our kge." To college I" Yos, to one of the best fn the oottfr* try." Any boy with such a spirit can get an education. He is not ashamed of poverty, i.or is he afraid to work. Home boya would be too proud to sell worms for a living. stent They would rather hUuvu or Door-Yard OrtiitiuentutUM* i We hive male gr at progress the PMt few years in our style ol gard nittff. For m' riy, every littlu door yard, however small, was cut up into a labyrinth of nar row walks, carefully hed ed with dwarf box. Thhsortof n ell ss and unsightly patchwork is fast piss ng away, anil a far better taste is ing aboveu i 1 tlm smooth, s »ft carpets of grc n gras, with the need ui flow it bed4 cut oi.t wherever required. Flowers are like diittionb-thiir suiting should be of the inconspicuous order, ana nc.cr the mo-it prominent f. aturn of the two,as ften seen among the "sho Idyites" in both fashionable s ciety and horticul ture. Ourfl rists and nursery-men fctill have a msidcrablc cemand for "box for edgings and it is a pity, altir ugh 'tis ue, that we have so much bad tact* shown in our suburban gardens. Fometitnes toe grounds are cut up into walks resembling au old-f i*bioned patch e qui cf many col rs, aud the proprie tor, not wishing to BE outdone i the way of variety, ciowda a 'housand species ana varietl's of plants into a spae wherein hU'.dred wou be a far b'tier number,and show to better advanta/e. This tiying U» s*e how many varieties can be grown ban t/cen a curs1 to pomology, snd is rapidly ruii.ing floriculture A doz n plants* well grown, show bttt taste and Judg ment than a hundred, as far too generally seen. We hope our readers will rcmemhertwn wh«m making th ir selection-i for seeds and plrnih iu the spring. Choose only a lew of the very b^s', and of variet es that will give a succession of bloom throogk out th teiison, and sUiw upon these all tbe care that would have beeu bas'owed up n many, and see if greater satisfaction and better resulti will not be derived therefrom. Wo know of a man who cultivated thren hundred varieties01 gladioluses l*»t sum mer but one ten'h of the number, prop erly selected woul 1 have furnished all the b«-auty and other merits found in the en tire lot To strive for the wry bo-t is commendab'e but to seek toob'ainevery thing is like trying to obtain an education by studying everjthingan 1 k owing noth ing thoroughly.—Hai ui A'eio Y»rker. EIOHTBKM copies of the first eJitio® of the Bible ever printed sre still In rxtet ence. The/werrt piin ed at tx, be tween the years 1410 arid 1441. Mr. James I/.nox, of New York, owns one of the onnies, having purchased it at a cost of $3,20». —Two men who entered land in the Su perior region a short tim« ago, have dis covered rich iron mines on their premise^ and have leased the tr*uc to an iron pany for a royalty of $50,000 a year. '""I A^jrA it s'Miij)stun?