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WHERE THE SUN DOES NOT SET. The following graphic passage is from the description of a scene witness ed by Mr. Campbell and his party, in the north of Norway, from a cliff one thousand feet above the sea: "Thething. ocean stretched away in silent vastness at our feet the sound of waves scarce ly reached our airy lookout away in the north the huge old sun swung low along the horizon, like the slow beat of the pendulum in the tall clock of our grandfather's parlor corner. We stood silent, looking at our watches. When beth hands came together at twelve, midnight, the fall round orb hung triumphantly above the wave—a bridge of gold running due north spanned the water between us and him. There he shone in silent majesty, which knew no setting. We involuntarily took off our hats no word was said. Combine, if you can, the most brilliant sunrise and sunset you ever saw, and its beauties will pale before the gorgeous coloring which now lit up ocean, heaven, and mountain. In half an hour the sun had swung up perceptibly on his beat, the colors changed to those of morning, a fresh breeze rippled over the flood, one songster after another piped up in the grove behind us—we had slid into another day." VALUE OF BOOKS. God be thanked for books! They are the voices of the distant and the dead, and makes us heirs of the spiritu al life of the past ages. Books are the true levelers. They give to all who will faithfully use them, the society, the spiritual presence, of the greatest of our race. No matter how poor I am —no matter though the prosperous of my own time will not enter my obscure dwelling—if the sacred writers will enter and take up their abode under my roof—if Milton will cro3s my threshold to sing to me of paradise, and Shakspcare to open to me the world of imagination and the workings of the human heart, and Franklin to enrich me with his practical wisdom, I shall not pine for the want of intel lectual companionship, and I may be come a cultivated man,«though excluded from what is called the best society in the place where I live. MOLD POISONOUS. Mold, however induced—whether eaten in cheese, or moldy bread, or other food, or breathed in an infinitesimal spo ra that are diffused from it in the at mosphere—sems to be the source of a very great variety of very serious diseases. One variety, which is found in the hold of damp and badly ventila ted ships, is proved to be the cause of ship fever, which is often very fatal. Another variety which is found in some localities, formed on newly stirred earth,-is the cause of fever and ague and at one time in a place in Western Pennsylvania, every man who worked in digging the canal was affected with it, and most of the inhabitants who lived in the vicinity, on low grounds, were also affected but above a certain elevation all escaped, and on examina tion with a microscope spora from mold on the recently made banks, toofineto be seen with the naked eye, were found floating in the damp evening in every house where those slept who were taken with the fever, but none in the houses on a higher level where there were no cases of fever. Other varieties of mold, in cellars and damp places, are believed to be the cause of typhoid fever, dysentery, and many other diseases, whose origin can not otherwise be accounted for. These facts should make us afraid of all molds, and, indeed, of all decomposed and de composing materials, whether in the food we eat, or in our dwellings, or even in our vicinity, where they can impart to the air a deleterious influence. DONT' GIVE LIQUOR TO CH1L DREN. One of the first literary men in the United States said to the writer, after speaking on the subject of intemperance: There is one thing which, as you visit different places, I wish you to do every where that is, to entreat every mother iHJi»..H .Jfi, iij,i. I, t", W never to give a drop of strong drink to a child. I have had to fight as for my life and all my days to keep from being a drunkard, because I was fed with spirits when a child. I acquired a taste for it. My, brother, poor fellow, died a drunkard. I would not have a child of mine take a drop of it for any- Warn every mother, wherever you go. never to give a drop to any child/' AN OLD LETTER. BOSTON, DEC. 17, 1873. DEAR SIR: The Dye is cast! The People have passed the River and cut away the Bridge! last Night Three Cargoes of Tea were emptied into the Harbour. This is the grandest Event which has ever yet happened Since the Controver sy with Britain opened The Sublimi ty of it, charms me For my own Part I cannot express my own Sentiments of it, better than in the Words of Coll. Doane to me last Evening—Balch should repeat them— The worst that can happen, I think, says he in Consequence of it, will be that the Province must pay for it.— Now, I think the Province may pay for it, if it is drowned as easily as if it is drank—and I think it is a matter of indifference whether it is drank or drowned. The Province must pay for it in either Case—But there is this dif ference—I believe it will take them 10 Years Interest of the Money—whereas if it is drank it must be paid for imme diately, thus He—However, He agreed with me that the Province, would nev er pay for it.—and also in this that the final Ruin, of our Constitution of Gov ernment and of all American Liberties, would be the certain Consequence of Suffering it to be landed. Governor Hutchinson and his Family and Friends will never have done with their good services to Great Britain & the Colonies! But for him this tea might have been saved to the East In dia Company. Whereas this Loss, if the rest of the Colonies should follow our example, will in the opinion of many persons bankrupt the Company. However,. 1 dare say, that the Gov ernors and Consignees and Custom House officers, ia the other colonies, will have more Wisdom than ours have had & take effectual care that their Tea shall be sent back to England untouched —if not it will as surely be destroyed there as it has been here. Threats, Phantoms, Bugbears, by the million, will be invented and propaga ted among the People upon this Occa sion—Individuals will be threatened with Suits and Prosecutions, Armies and Navies will be talked of, military Executions—Charters annuli'd—Trea son—Trials in England and all that— But—these Terrors are all but Imagina tions—Yet if they should become Reali ties they had better be suffered, than the great Principle, or Parliamentary Taxation given up— The Town of Boston was never more still and calm of a Saturday night than it was last Night. All things were con ducted with great order, Decency and perfect submission to Government.—No Doubt We all thought the Administra tion in better Hands than it had been. Please to make Mrs. Adams' most re spectful Compliments to Mrs. Warren, and mine. I am your Friend. JOHN ADAMS. A SHARP grocer, when a customer, who was buying a gallon of molasses, remarked that a good deal remained in the measure after it was turned, ex plained the fact by saying, There was just about the same quantity in the measure before I drew your*, sir." GREAT applause has been bestowed upon Rubens because, with one stroke of his brush, he turned a laughing child to a crying one, in a painting but many a parent has turned a child's ex pression from joy to grief by a single stroke, without ever getting any credit for it. MY dear," said a cross-grained husband to his long-suffering wife, do you intend to make a fool of me?" "No, my love nature has saved me that trouble." miuuwMi^'ii^iau, ^k1^1 To scratch you a bit of a letter: 'Twill surprise you no doubt when you find I can write But you're old enough, all, to know better Than to think of a cat as a mere ball of fur, A thing to be petted and squeezed Toted round by the handle or whirled by the ear. Kicked, beaten, starved, worried, and teased. Me-ow! We cats are more gifted than men are our sight I've a nice quiet home, with no children about, I fatten on oysters and milk My eyes in the dark shine like emerald stars, 1 OTO YOimfi PATROKS. From Hearth and Home. PUSSrS VIEWS ON THE CAT QUES TION. Dear friends: I've just dipped my paw in the ink Serves us better than yours does you know Our hearing is quicker, our smellers more keen, Our feet so much faster to go. We have hearts that can love or can hate we Lave brains That can plot, and our plots rarely fail If my patience you doubt, see me watch for a mouse, Or my tenderness—tread on my tail. Me-ow! This will prove we can write, so please scoff no more At our reason, our wisdom, and wit Respect us in future, and never again Grieve the sensitive soul of a kit. To be sure I have naught to complain of, my life Thus far has been happily spent And were all of my race fat and jolly as I, My warm/eh'ne heart were content. Me-ow'. My coat's soft and glossy as silk. I'm so handsome and smart, my mistress declares She never will part with her cat Should 1 eat up her bird, she'd perhaps change her mind, So I don't think it best to do that. Weil, I hate it as bad as you do, Reub," said his 'sister Lucy. "The fact is, we never go nowhere nor see any body, and no wonder we feel so awkward when we happen to stir out." The remarks of this brother and sister were but echoes of the sentiment of many other farmers' boys and girls when invited out to spend asocial even ing. But poor Lucy had not hit the true cause of the difficulty. It was not because they so seldom went to any place, but because there was such a wide difference between their homes and company manners. The true way to feei at ease in any garb is to wear it often. If the pleasing garb of good manners is put on upon rare oc casions, it will never fit and never seem comfortable. Learn to behave properly at home —to cultivate yourselves. Do not sit, or stand, or lounge about in un ainly attitudes, but acquire a manly, erect, and graceful bearing. I have never seen such vigorous, hearty manhood in any class as among cultivated farmers' sons. Let table, manners be especial ly looked after. Note carefully how well-bred people behave, and do your best to imitate them. It is noble to be an imitator of that which is just and beautiful. Above all, if you wish to be at home in society with ideas. Set your Wake it out of the would naturally sink into. Take the newspaper, and read it thoroughly. -1'-..^^- .! ..^ '"wwifft^-^'ik1"1^ 'WW1111 Me-ow! Bat lying sometimes on the soft velvet rug, In front of the bright, glowing fire, With my delicate nose on my dainty white paws, Purring, dozing, with naught to desire, I think of the wandering nobody's cats Creeping, shivering out in the snow, With their thin shabby coats and their big huugry eyes, And who mournfully cry as they go, Me-ow! You see I'm a cat of superior sense, And I'm proud of the cats as a race. Of their wonderful deeds I could tell you all day, Of their canning, their beauty, and grace. Puss in Boots" is my hero if genius you seek, There was Scarlatti's cat who could play On the harp with the tip of her tail, and composed Katzenfugue" for piano one day. Me-ow! So I speak for my race, if my words can but reach Your generous hearts, and obtain For my suffering brethren your pity and care, I shall feel I have lived not in vain. And the love of the whole feline race shall be yours Young kittens shall frisk in your way Their mewsic shall lull you to slumber at night, And so I'm yours, PCBSIK. Good day Me-ow! *The Cat's Fugue. See Polko's Musical Sketches. AT EASE IN SOCIETY. I'd rather thrash wheat all day in the barn," said Ruben Riley to his sister, as he adjusted an uncomfortable collar about his sunburnt neck, than go to this pesky party. I never know what to do with myself, stuck up there in the parlor all the evening. If the fellows would pull their coats off and go out and chop on a match, there'd be some sense in it." piANOS AND ORGANS brain work. sluggishness it Knowledge is power in more senses than one. If you go into society with something in your mind worthy of ex planation, you will not tail to find list eners who will treat you with respect, and where you are well received you will not fail very soon to find yourself at ease.— Country Gentleman. A LITTLE girl,fouryears old,was on her way home from church with her father, when they passed, a boy splitting wood, and the father-remarked, Mary, do you see that boy breaking the Sabbath The child made no reply, but walked home very thoughtfully, and meeting her mother, exclaimed, Oh, mother, I saw a boy breaking the Sabbath with a big axe!" VARIETY OF STYLES OF THE BEST QUALITY, AND ON VERY LIBERAL TERMS. Call and see before purchasing. Music Rooms adjoining Dental Rooms. F. A. WILLIAMSON, Agent. KEMPE & CO., Dealers in Dry Goods, Millinery Goods, GROCERIES, CROCKERY, HATS, CAPS, NOTIONS, &c, WINES AND LIQUORS, RED WING, MINNESOTA. "Clauson'sold stand, corner of Plumb and Third sts J^ELSON & WINCHESrER, DIALERS IN Foreign and Domestic Dry Ctoods NOTIONS, CLOTHING, SLEDS, tt-c., t&c., Third, Between Plnmb and Bnsh Sts. Horse Shoeing and Repairing done to order. pASH BUYERS OK SEWING MACHINES, Are invited to call and see the WEED AND MACHINES. For nale by jonrss & COLE, DEALERS IN Drugs, Medicines, Books, Stationery and Fancy Goods. Agents for Prince db Co.'s Organs, A large Assortment of VIOLINS, ACCORDEONS and small Musical Merchandise constantly on hand. E. HAWKINS & CO., BUSH STREET, Exclusive Dealers in PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, PUTTY, WALL PAPER, WINDOW SHADES, ARTISTS' MATERIALS, Jr., £c. ..Bouse, Sign, Carriage and Ornamental Fainting in all its Branches. T? P. LOWATER, DIALER 12 BOOKS fill your mind to AND STATIONERY, TOYS, FANCY GOODS, dec, dec. riAiros, OMAJTS, and mil the smaller MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. CLOCKS, WATCHES SILVER AND JEWELRY, AND SILVER- PLATED rTHE ORIGINAL HATS, CAPS, AND RENTS' FURNISHING GOODS Corner of Main and Bush Streets, Red Wing, Minnesota. glXBY'S CITY BAKERY AND Farmers' Restaurant, The Only first-Class Bakery, And the only Respectable Eating House IN THE CITY. Main Street, opposite Baker's Popular Hardware Store. A E & MATTHEWS, L^LC K8MIT S, AND MANUFACTURERS OF WAGONS, PLATFORM WAGONS, SLEIGHS O W E SEWING MACHINE. The BEST in the World. For sale at E. P. Lowater's. CARPETING, WARE. Corner of Main and Bush streets, 1 Red Wing. Minnesota. 4 SEE Tilt NEW IMPROVED. JAS. C. HAWES, Agent. QHARLES WITNEY, MANUFACTURER OF AXD DEALER IK Breech and Muzzle Loading Gans, CARTRIDGES, SPORTING APPARATUS, #«. Revolvers, Winchester Repeating Rifles, Ac. JJROWN & McINTIRE, STORAGE, FORWARDING, and COMMISSION MERCHANTS, and Dealers in FLOUR, GRAIN. AND WOOL, E WING MINNESOTA. T?DWARD L. BAKER, DEALER IN HEAVY AND SHELF A W A E 74 MAIN STREET, RED WING, MINNESOTA. T. B. & B. F. SHELDON DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS AND CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOES, CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASS WARE. A GOOD ASSORTMENT ALWAYS ON'HAND AND SOLD AT THE O W E S I E S MUSIC HALL BLOCK, RED WING, MINN. B. DORMAN'S EXCELSIOR STORE BUSH STREET, SECOND DOOR FROM MAIN STREET DEALER IX DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES AND GROCERIES, &c. W E E TO FIND THE GREATEST BARGAINS!! W. EISENBRAND Co. Will and do sell all of their Goods consisting of CLdTHING. BUFFALO ROBES, BUFFALO COATS, SHIRTS and SHIRTINGS, PIECE GOODS, TRUNKS and SATCHELS, WOOLEN YARN, HAT8 and CAPS, READY MADE BOYS' SUITS and SUITS CUT AMD MADE TO ORDRR, at GRANGE PRICES FOR CASH: Aire as a eall and yon will find what we saywe mean. W EUSEJfBKAMD CO., Sign of the Green Front, Main Street, Red Wtog, liiii/'