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Utile Thing; It is the little things in life-that tell for good or evil. It is those that try our patience when they command our at tention from the big things that seem worthy of our efforts. Hut afterall.it ;s. is attention to these same petty details that tell in the end. Few men have succeeded in business ventures without a talent for this kind of drudgery, and it is said of Welling, ton that his battles were won in camp, superintending the proper cooking of food that would maintain tho health and spirits of his soldiers. Seemingly small business for so great a man, Cut when history tells us that to this one thing is due the honor he enjoyed of tever having lost a battle, the end comes to justify the means, and in view of such results we wonder that any should fail to realize tho importance of little things. Yet sadly inconsistent as it may seem, we go right on in tho old way despising and ignoring the little things of every day fife, because they seem insignificant and are so numerous and prosy. Look into your home and observe the multitude of little thino-a. each one too trifling to enumerate among your days' duties, yet every ono demanding attention with a voice that years of experience have long since taught us to regard as imperative. For probably before you had long enjoyed the experience of being the head of an establishment, cir cumstances of ono kind or another over which you had no control, possibly an over supply of company, may be sickness of sell dr friends, obliged you for a time to omit mauy of these minor details of housekeeping. And none that havo had the experience will forget the feeling of utter discouragement that filled her soul as sho returned to what had seemed tho perfection of order and system, and found chaos reigning in its stead. The tarnished condition of the silver, the grimness of papers in cup board and pantry that you did not know could look so bad, the smoky window .pane and the finger marks about the door-knobs, the missing buttons, the broken stitches and tho toeless socks ariso before your mind's eye in such disheartening array that your impulse is to run away from it all. There are some to whom this experience has come but a few times in life, and again, there are others who seem to have started with the odds against them, and never caught up with their work. We call to mind one homo of this latter class, where tho mistress is so engrossed with grand ideas for tho betterment of the race, that she can not condescend to these trifles. Unfortunately for the family their means are limited, so that help can not be provided to perform these trifling offices and tho result is worse than any one could imagine that had not witnessed it in its workings. Tho big work is done meals are cooked in very good style, and tho floors generally Sretty free from dust, and most of the uties of this class performed. But tho outtons are never all on, nor the button doles of half worn garments ever in re pair. The holes in stockings aro often . arawn together while the impatient owner waits to change. If the missing mtton should be found indispensable .vhen the garment is put on, there is nother martyrdom endured by the nother of the family and the other nember while it is replaced, and tho usband or child must endure the dread ul ordeal of having the button replaced while ho . wears tho garment. The weekly mending that replaces the stitch in time is a little thing to attend to, but neglected it becomes a veritable thorn In the flesh to each member of a house hold. And this is but one instance of the little, things in tho home which if neglected mar the pleasure and the lives of all within it. And this same law of little things holds good through out every line of business as well, and nine times out of ten failure in life is due to the neglect of it alone. Burling" ton Hawkeye. A Troj Tarrot. Four years ago a bird was brought from the coast of Africa by a sea Capt ain, who gave him to his sister in this city. He need not be definitely located, but we can put our linger on him any day, only it isn't a safe thing to do, un less the careful approach of tho finger Is accompanied by tho warning: "Don't you bite, which the parrot will repeat as distinctly as you say it,' and will re frain from biting if ho knows you. It is not known whether ho is five or fifty years old. That is one of the very few things he keeps to himself. On all other subjects he is wonderfully com municative, and his information, like his vocabulary, is vast and various. He is not a green parrot no, indeed, not much but a gray parrot, described in tho American Cyclopaedia" as, of all parrots, 'tho moht remarkable for its docility and power of articulation." If the book means our bird, ho is, indeed, most remarkable for these very qual ities. Since his arrival in this city Linnieus, by the by, classes tho cray parrot as ltttacns critiarns, and how ever it may bo with our bird about the crythncus, there is no doubt whatever that he has becorao quite a psittaens ho has depended for his education almost wholly upon his own efforts. Till quito lately he has lived almost entirely in the kitchen of a restaurant, where, with a colored cook who loves him and colored waiters who adore him, he has picked up moro food ' than ac complishments. But with a good ear, a retentive memory, fairly good reason ing powor, and, certainly, tho power of an apt association of words with things, with elocutionary gifts that are really remarkable, ho has acquired a quite ad vanced education, that makes his friends wonder what a year or two in tho Hart ford High School might not do for him. T1IK yoflTHERN TKIBITNHJ NOVEMBER 8, 1888. II With no teaching lie can, ami does, dis tinctly repeat every ono of tho orders called down to tho kitchen such as "eo!Vee breakfast for one' (or two, three, or four, as tho ease and call may be); "beefsteak rare" (or well done) " for one," and so oa, through the entire list of usual calls. It is a fact, duly at tested by credible witnesses, that, the other evening, when tu? order was ' tea supper for one," the parrot instantly said: "Make it ham and eggs with a cup of coffee!" We shall not soon for get tho large-eyed look of utter incre dulity with which a young lady received this story from the Times reporter. With heretofore implicit confidence in everything ho said, she never will be lieve a word he says again. But the story is true nevertheless. Within a year past we have consid erably changed our ideas about the actual powers of parrots. What they re peat is not altogether mechanical and merely by rote. It is not pretended that they know the meaning of all the words they say. But they associate cer tain words with certain things. No ono disputes that they havo memory, and if they havo that they think, and, to some degree, they reason. Thus this bird, a few days ago, as was duly chronicled in the Times, llew away from home. An ad vertisement in the 'limes restored him to his owner. Tho boy who brought him back said: " Your bird only knows oue word " (in point of fact ho knows nearly as many as tho boy does), and that is Kehoe.' " Now "Kehoe," which is almost a bird note, and would be easily uttered by a less accomplished parrot, is the namo of the cook who fed tho bird, and to whom tho bird is much attached. And during the" three days of his exile among tho strangers who caught hiiu, he called constantly for "Kehoe." Ho wanted his friend; he "wanted to go home" ho knew what he was talking about. Since his return he has been removed to a higher sphere than tho kitchen from which ho escaped, and he , has a larger field in which to display his ac complishments. And without special instruction he daily adds to his vocabu lary. He says: "(Jood morning," and says it in the morning, not afternoon; "How do you do?" "How's your wifeP" "How's your folks?" t'Iseo you there," "What are you doing there," "Peek-a-boo," in various tones of voice; and ho whistles and laughs inimitably, after a fashion of his own. This very brief catalogue covers but a few of his accomplish ments. And he has a quality rare with good talkers ho is an equally good listener, and a most attentive and ap preciative one. If you talk to him for an hour at once, ho will not open his mouth, but will keep his eye i on you, bend his head to listen," apparently anxious not to lose a word, and an hour after, or tho next day, lie will have something to say on the same subject. He is remarkable among very remark able birds. Troy. (N. J'.) Times. m An Intelligent Servant. A gentleman in Austin has a new servant, and the other day he undertook to coach him in regard to certain cred itors, who invariably hounded him the first of each month with aggravating bills. "Now." said he to his servant, " if a man calls for me to-day, you tell him I am not at home." "Yis, sor," replied the man. Fearing a misunderstanding in some way, he again said: "Now, Pat, what will you tell the man when he calls?" " Till him I am not at home, sor." "No, no, blockhead, tell him that I, myself, am not at homo." "All roight, sor." "Now, what will you say to him?" I, mysilf, am not at home." " Pshaw! Tell him your boss is not in. Understand that, donkey? Now, what will you say?" "Your boss is not in. Understand that, donkey?" "Fool! That's not right. Say to him, I am out.' Can you do that? "Yis, sor." "Well, let's hear you." "I am out." "Thunderalion! Can't you under stand? Tell him your master is out. Now, what will you say?" " Your master is out." "No, you don't say anything of the kind, you ignora'mus. Tell tho man that I havo left tho house." "Certainly, I'll tell him that I havo left the house, but ho won't believe me when he sees mo in the house." " Pshaw! Can't you simply say I have gone out for a walkP" " Thin he'll think I am a lying, sor." " How so?" " Why, whin I tell him 1 havo gono out for a walk" "Croat Potiphur! You aro the stupidest fool I ever knew. See here, I don't want to see any of the people that will call to-day, and I want them to understand that there's no uso of them calling, as they won't find mo at home. Can you give them an am biguous answer in your own words?" "Is it an ambiguous answer? I should say I could, if you jist lavo it to me." " Well, what will you say?" I'll say, when they ax mo if you are in: Yis, tho bos is in, but no haa committed bigamy, an' gone off on n weddiu' tour wid i widdy woman, an if they don't arrest him for tho ara biggity, gcz I'll niver sec tho color av his hair again.' That'l fetch 'cm." Texas Sifungs. Tim Klmira (N. Y.) Advertiser makes this correction: "Tho sentence that should have rend ant' also for set ling her bulldogs on h'm' vas made to read 'and also lor setting her buildingt on lire." CHEBOYGAN JRUG STORE. LOUIS A. PAIICKLLE, Prop., Dealer in Druggist's Sundries. A Full 8'oek of Fresh Dnijrs, Turo and Choice. Prescriptions Carefully Compounded, at all hours, duy or niurht. 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