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r u m: IF "- RELIGIOUS EEADINGL is?. '-- WHY NOT NOW? "Why not bravely meet the duties ltaat around ourpathwav Her Suckle on the waiting armor With firm hand unshrinkinjrtr. When, the wrong so boldly triumphs O'er ihe r.ght, the ?ood, the" true, And there wait for us the labors That no other hand can do? Why not thrust the sharpened slckl While the flclds of sroldon grain "Wait the reapers' tardv coming. On the world's wide harvest plain? iihall the Master's garner suffer Losses, while we idling wait, "With so many sheaves unfathered And the daylight drawing late Why not raise a fallen brother Sinking in sin's vortex wide. Wnen the multitudo unpitying Pass him on the "other side,' Or with scorn and jest upbraid him W itn his folly and his sin? Bv thine aid that deathless spirit Might an angel's glory wn! Why not? Ah, could wo discover In the far beyond that lies Now concealed from mortal vision. All Uie sacred tnin'strips We m, yht gie to other spir.ts. All he hope, the faith, tae Jor. AHtt;gold of sculs most precious We might save from sin's alloy. With one view, but to Incpire us With the truth what mipht ha e been, Seeing with the undiramed vision Of eternltj , as then How our eager feet would hasten To perform life's every vow Soothe and comfort, rase and strengthen. Toil in love! Ah why not nowl A. Gidding Park, in Golden Bute. THE PERFECT MIND. True Happiness Dependent Upon a Cheer I fol Submission to the Unerring Will of God. Every warrantable consideration eerves to give assurance that it is alto gether best that there should be one perfect mind according to which all things shall be ordered. Such is the tnind of God a perfect, all-controlling mind. The fullest confidence is to bo reposed in all its determinations. It is infinitely discerning, supremely intelli gent and absolutely infallible. What ever is according to this mind is'in all respects for the best God, in His infi nite mind, knows all things, and fore fceeiug all posssibilities, He can direct all things by His unlimited wisdom and absolute power, to the most desir able results, whatever they may be. He is ever of the same mind, never changing His mind, so that the fullest dependence can be placed upon its de cisions, none of which can be reversed. His capacities are boundless, His re sources unlimitable, His plans match less. He can make no mistake, nor can He do any wrong. It is indeed well that God is the Sov ereign of the universe, whose "king dom ruleth over all." This is the only ground of hope that any of His creatures and subjects can have in re spect to their true welfare. Concern ing God as the disposer of all things, all who dwell upon the earth may hear the song of Heaven: "Great and mar velous arc Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints." He who controls all things is no cruel despot, to be dreaded, if not hated. Whatever is according to His will is for the good of His creatures. Their nearest and dearest friends may be taken away; their plans, however promising, may be frustrated; their expectations, thougli the fondest, may be disappoint ed; their undertakings, hopeful as they may be, may prove failures; their efforts, though tluj most assiduous, may "be contravened; but they arc not to re pine and call in question the justice of the interference with their wishes and endeavors, or deem the interruption of their happiness unkind and unright eous. Rather should they say with Charles Wesley: " "Whate'er I ask, I surelv know And stead fasti v believe. Thou wilt the thinar bestow. Or else a better give. "To Thee I therefore. Lord, submit Mv every fond request. And own. adoring at Thy feet, r Thy will is always best." Unquestionably, the greatest happi ness of all mankind depends upon their submissiveness to the will of God. Nothing could be more per sonally serviceable than for each of them, from the very heart, to say unto 5od: "Not as I will, but as Thou wilt" This would serve to abate much of their impatience, and allay inuch of their irritation, under their trials, mitigating the painfulness of their defeats and disappointments, and lightening the burdens of their afflic tions, even though they may bo calam ities. In the true spirit of this utter ance the greatest agitations of mind would be calmed, and tho blessedness of "peace as a river' would be experi enced. Certainly it would tend to smooth tho troubled sea on which any may bz tossed, if they would yield themselves to be borne quietly on its waves instead of entering into contest with its surges. With many it is their eelf-will, their controversy with events, or rather with God, that is the great Eource of their unhappincss under the trials that befall them. Could they make their will one with God's will, it would greatly soothe and cheer their tronblca minds in all their earthly ex perience, and multiplv'and intensify iheir foretastes of heavenly felicity. . The language of the Christian heart 5s: " Thy will bo done;" and this is its .spontaneous utterance, whatever may "be embraced in that will. Inability to say this indicates that the heart is less Christian than it ought to be Nothing should silence this utterance. Though called to give up what is most prized on earth, though deprived of earthly possessions, thou bereft of nearest and 'dearest friends, still the Christian heart, at it should bo, can say: "Thy will be done." Severely as it may be tested, its prayer is: Henew my will from dav to dav. Blend it with Thine, and take away All that now makes it hard to say, Tby-wftlbedosMt , Watchman. STRIVING TO BE RICH. Xtedlr Contentment the Tra Fhlb phers Stone, Traaamatln-r Every T&z 'I lato Gold. The wish to be rich is natural and. -within limits, promotive of humanlneTCTSee-dy mania proud of a tootp ,n nil .WhW Rnt hat remarkable power of inhaling the un it to be rich? To most people who have little or nothing $10,000 would foeu a fortune. To those who have T $l6T000 the 'amountscems small, buf -5Vjftf. 1UU,UW iOOKS 11K6 RDOUfc HJ s" J'g" ure. The man who nas JjiWtWV de ntines to be called a rich man and sighs for a million, while the million aire tuinKs oi toe vast, ioriuues oi mo Astors and Vanderbilt. and deems himself poor by comparison "fa any man ever rich? That is to say, is any man ever as rich as ho wants to be? The great mass of people who desire more wealth do so because they are now and then, if not continually, con scious of being pinched. Betweon their wants and their incomes tuey are in a strait, and only by the exorcise of economy and ingenious management arc thev ablo to make both ends meet, to say nothing of laying up money for a rainy day. But the secret of happi ness in such cases is not to be found by increasing the income. Wants grow as fast as the means of gratifying them, often faster. One who is con stantly in debt on an income of $1,000 will be as badly off on $2,000. His scale of expenses will more than Keep pace witn tnc increase oi nis means. The root of tho difficulty is in the fact that many persons will always live be yond their means, and will always fret because the means arc not larger. The secret of true riches is given by the Apostle: "Godliness with content ment is great gain," or as the original Greek word signifies, money-getting. This is the only kind of -riches that en dures the tests of life. It does not mat ter how much we have, if we are con sumed by longing for more we are not rich. No matter how little we hare, if wo are content therewith we ara rich. If a man can not increase his incomo perhaps he can decrease his desires, which will come to the same thing. Contentment is a grace that may be cultivated largely by repeated efforts of the will, just sis discontent may be nourished until it swallows up every innocent enjoyment, and makes life a dreary treadmill of irksome duties. Contentment does not imply that su pine giving up to one's surroundings that abject surrender to the difficul ties of life, which prevents all im provement of one's lot The laziness and improvidence of the bavage, the shiftlessness of many poor people, is not godly contentment, nor is true con tentment incompatible Avith an aspira tion after something higher, some bet terment of worldly fortune. It is equally removed from fatalistic sur render to opposing forces and to fran tic efforts to overcome them. It is the golden mean between indifference to and eagerness for advancement It is the philosopher's stone for which men so long searched in vain, for its touch transmutes every thing into gold. Examiner. THE POOR MAN'S FRIEND. The Jilblo the Noblest Vindicator of T-a-bor Its High Ideals of Life. No literature of antiquity is possessed with so deep a love of the poor, speaks so strong and generous words concern thcni, surrounds them with so much dignity and so many rights as this Old Testament I know what I say, and I sa3r what no man who knows antiquity can contradict Without the Bible la bor would be without its noblest vindi cator, without the one ancient witness that testified in behalf of its honor and its claims. There is no book that so denounces the King who dares to op press the poor, or the priest who dares to deceive the poor, that so praises the will deny that many excellent English man who does justice and loves mercy. I ni4-'n and women have led useful lives, To help the poor is to please God, to died and have gone to Heaven, who wrorfg them is to provoke His wrath, never once put the "h'' where it prop Thc ideal King is one who "Shall gov- ' erly'belongcd, and were in every way ern thy people with righteousness, and superior to those who could pronounce thy poor with judgment" "He shall save tho children of the needy, and shall bicak in pieces the op pressor." "He shall deliver the poor, and him that hath no helper." "He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight" Con nected herewith is its love of the weak and defenceless, the way it seeks t honor and guard the woman and child. Do you know how Roman law dealt with the lather? It invested him with in his family with absolute power, over against him the wife and child could not be said to possess any rights; and the Roman law is the finest blossom of the Roman spirit But in the Old Testament the "great preachers who speak in the name of God will allow no such absolute power to man; not right but duty is in proportion to strength; the greater the weakness, the greater the claim on the resourceful and the strong. "Children are an heritage of the Lord, to be dealt with as riches held in trust for Him. The man He most approves is the one who "judges the fatherless and pleads for the widow." Then there is no book so full of the love of honesty, the praise of justice between man and man. It hates the false bal ance, the lying tongue, the overreach ing spirit It commends alike the gen erous master and the faithful servant. In a word, its ideal of life in dustrial, domestic, civil, commercial is the highest purest, sublimest known to tho ancient world, for it is an ideal that struggles towards the creation of righteousness in all persons and in all relations. Principal Fairbaini. WISE SAYINGS. The cheerful are the busy. When trouble knocks at your door or rings the bell, he will generally retiro if you send him word you are engaged. Baptist Weekly. The best name by which we can think of God is Father. It is a loving, deep, sweet, heart-touching name; for the name of father is, in its nature, full of in-born sweetness and comfort. Luther. Two persons came to a clergyman to have a dispute settled. Each be lieved the other to be in the wrong. After he had heard them all through, he settled it in this way: "Let the In nocent forgive the guilty." In breathing, a man admits hie de pendence upon something which he has seen air by which he is made strong, by which he lives. Isn't this a 'neat illus tration of our use of the lore and power of God through faith ?GUUn Rule, 7Z?!?TTTTiZi& A"NCIENT-GLUTT " T r TZie Extravaraaee at the Roman Emperor and Their Nobility. , . r The history of the Csesars, with some exceptions, is the narrative of a contin ual orgic. Take the notorious group at random Commodus, Caligula. Tibe rius, Verus, Titelus, Nero, Heliogaba lus, Domitian. These men spent their lives in a round of monstrous debauch eries. The day and night, we are as sured, were not long enough for their revels. Verus, the first to increase the number of guests from nine to twelve, prolonged his supper throughout the night Nero sat at table from midday to midnight Tiberius spent two days and a night at the festive board. They had huge appetites not only the gigan tic Maximilian, who devoured forty pounds of flesh meat and drank five gallons of wine at a meal, but finical dandies like Commodus, who ate even in the bath; Vitellius, who ceased eating only when ho slept: Domitian, who "ate out of his hand" to stay his stomach in the inter vals of regular repasts. Heliogabalus was perhaps the most elaborate, Vitel lius the most extravagant in his daily fare. The latter squandered in seven months 7,000,000, chiefly on his table. The total staggers belief, but let us ex amine the fagures on the other side. The Roman empire is reported to have paid 65 or so for a mullet; a brace of pigeons cost 1 12s. At an entertain ment given to Vitellius by his brother two thousand of the rarest fish and seven thousand of the rarest birds were served up. One individual spent the sum of 5,000 on a single dish made of the tongues of the choicest singing birds. The Roman bon vivant, &up ing on the brains of peacocks and pheasants, the tongues of nightingales and the roes of the most delicate liahes, swallowed thousands of pounds at a meal; and we need only multiply tho individual expense by the number of the guests to form a notion of the cast of a high class dinner in the days of the Cassars. A supper in the Apello meant one or two thousand pounds thrown to the purveyors. But the Emperors were certainly the most recklessin the prof ligacies of the table. Seneca and Taci tus are among the authorities who tell us that Heliogabalus spent 20,000 on one supper; that Nero, master of "the HousTof Gold," ate a dish which cost ovee 30,000, and drank a Lumper still more precious. It is asserted further that the Emperor Verus treated twelve friends to a feast which cost 46,000, and Seneca is responsible for the state ment that Caligula spent 80,000 on a supper. The magnificence of the Em perors was imitated, if not equaled, by citizens like the Apicii; like JEsop, tho actor, and his son Clonius; like Vediti3 Pollio, who fattened his lampreys on the llesh of murdered slaves. A't'nc tcenlh Century. THE LETTER "R." It Diviffeq the United States in Three DIs tinct and WcII-Dcfineri Sections. The use or misuse of the letter "h" in England determines a man's social po sition. He ma' drive in a carriage with outriders in liven, arid his wife rustle in satin and glitter with jewels, yet if they say "one" for horse and "heye" for eye, their excommunication from so-called polite society may bo taken for granted. Of course no one it as tiamiec enjoins, "trippingly on tho tongue. In the United States it is "r" that un mistakably proves a man's origin, if not his social standing and his moral character. In New England and tho Middle States the natives have a pe culiar way of dislocating the potent liquid. They detach it from words like "near" and "dear," making them "nea" and "dea," and tack it on to others like Judea and Isaiah and Em ma, making them, respectively, "Ju dear," "Isaiaher" and "Emmcr." This, it has been argued, is a fault peculiar only to the uneducated classes. But unprejudiced and truthful ob servers declare that they have heard it from persons of unquestionable culture. from lecturers, authors and clergymen, even in the inmost sanctuaries of Bos ton itself. In the West the Eastern tourist is impressed by the manner in which the ,'r is rolled. It seems the most prominent letter in the Western? alphabet; while in the South, it is heard very rarely. The people, however, do not imitate their Eastern fellow-countrymen by adjusting the balance, and making the letter suffix where it is wholly superfluous. And their soft musical tones make the fault rather pleasing to ears accustomed to catarrhal gutterals and high nasal tones sharpens ed by east winds. The side-show man, the vender of patent medicines who varies the monotony of selling his nos trums by strummidg upon a battered guitar, or sawing an asthmatic fiddle; the leading man of the traveling theat rical company, the ringmaster of the perennial circus, the negro minstrel all these drop the final "r" as an affecta tion of extreme gentility. We can never hope to be a really united people until representatives from all sections of the country meet in convention and agree upon a National pronunciation of the letter "r." Interior. A Mississippi paper relates the fol lowing: A remarkable incident of a war time wound occurred the other day on the person of W. C. Carroll, an ex Confederate soldier. Ha has been suf fering from a wound received at the battle of Chickamauga twentv-three years and seven months ago. On last Saturday the fourth piece of bone camo outof the wound, which has been open during the entire time. The sufferer has been deprived of the use of his right side since its infliction, but has now received the full use of his body. The piece of bone which last cane? from the orifice was one inch in length and a half inch in width During the past ten years oyer ten million shad, artificially hatched, have bean placed' in the riven of Georgia, i?liS-S&5&-5-A-''-s.i4Jvf-i tM.'itnfr.''fM WHAT CURED HIM. r- Why DmuMr B dw to tt Oar Wuktowa gcvaralr AImm. No more raising windows for ladiei on oars for me," exclaimed a well dressed Missouri drummer at the reg ular weekly meeting of the Travelers Club. "I know when I get enough of a good thing, and don't want several chapters of. a real good wholesome lecture. "Never heard about my experience? Well, Til tell you about it, as it may be a pointer for some of the younger members. I hope they may profit by my experience. A girl can now suffb cate right in front of me in a car, or she can catch her death of cold from an open car window, and I will not budge. I recall the past and keep my seat But my story. "A few years ago I was coming out of Boston. The day coach was almost deserted, as it was nearing Christmas time, and people were not traveling unless compelled to do so. At Wel lesley, Mass., where they have a girls college, a crowd of pretty school girls got on. They came into the sleeper and had a jolly good time in picking out their berths. .Fortunately for me I was dressed to kill, and had on a brand new suit I just thought I was too pretty to live, and dreamed of con quests and all that sort of thing. I took them all in. and when a demure little girl got into my section, I just thought that things were coming my way too nicely for any use. She" looked kinder ashamed as she took her seat directly in front of me, and blushed crimson every time Hook ed at her. Her companions were talk ing with the conductor and porter, and f finally all of them, including two offi cials, took seats near my section. "The little Quaker who assisted me to occupy my section, after looking at her companions and blushing some what made a dash for the window. Of course I offered to assist her. I knew that there were double sashes, and that the outer one would not open, but thinking it an admirable way to start a conversation I began. After lifting the inner window I asked her if she was too warm. She replied in the affirm ative. I opened tho register at the top of the car. I then asked her if she was not from school and received a mono syllable for a reply. In fact, I kept, on asking her questions and received 'yes' and 'no' for answors. The other occupants of the car were perfectly quiet, and I felt that my conversational Eowers were being tested. I thought would be very smart, so I said, in the most prolonged tone: "Didn't your mother tell you not to talk with strange gentlemen whom you might meet on the train?" " 'No, sir,' she replied, in the most innocent way; 'she told me not to talk with traveling men, as shc knew that a gentleman would not force a conversa tion." "Of course everybody laughed, and I felt very uncomfortable, as the joke had been turned on me. Xfelt that my clothes did not fit me, and I knew that I did not appear to my best advantage. In fact I would just as soon have been out of the car, for I felt cheap, and knew that the odds were against me. I got out at the next station. Since that time I have let the car windows alone." St. Paul Globe. GOT ON A STRIKE. A. Joke Which Didn't Jlold Its Flavor After tho Morning Hourj. "Perdition" is said to be "paved with good intensions." A man's "in tention" to perpetrate a joke may be perfectly honest and sincere, and yet be may fall short of his intent An Irishman named Cooligan lived in a town in California, and upon a cold, raw morning it occurred to another son of Erin to propound a conundrum. He met a Dutchman and inquired: "Why is this marning loike an Irish man in Poker Flat?" "I don'd told you," replied Hans. "Becoz it's cool-agin Cooligan." The Dutchman pondered a long while, and finally the joke was per ceptible to him. He determined to im pale some other victim on the sharp thorns of his vat. He met an Irish man to whom c said: "Vy vas dis vedder like von Irishman in Boker Flad?" "Faith, an' I giv' it oop," replied Pat with a grin. "Bocoz it vas colder as blixen. Haw! haw! haw!" "Begorra, but there's no sinse to that at all at all!" replied Pat in dis gust Hans looked contemptuous, but es ja3ed an explanation. "It vas a goot moke at cighd o'glock dis morgen. Now, it vas twelve o'glock. It vas one off dem shokes dat don'd holt goot put half a day. Y-a-ah, dat vas it Dat jhoke only vork half-time; pycracious, id gid on von shtrike!" Youth's Com oanio'i. m A Special Occasion. "I see that you are in mourning tgain. Have you had another death m the family?" said a gentleman to an Austin widow. "Not that I know of. The lasc death si my family was that of my husband about a month ago." "But last week you were dressed in aright colors." "Yes, but that was a special occa lion. I was going on an excursion jrith some gentlemen. Now that that 6 over, I have resumed my habiliments fwoe," and here the poor creature jroke down and sobbed convulsively Texas Sitings. A Nebraska man who went to San Francisco wrote back to his friends: "We had a splendid party. There were ,-wo old gentlemen from Nebraska, a air, of Colonels from Missouri, a couple if fellows from New York and sos-f-a-gunfrom Boston." Now that Washington has been xiade postmaster at Bay City, and Shakespeare at Kalamazoo, it mast be admitted that Michigan is doing fall aoaor to the men of great names. Detroit Free Prus. ps&f r TTTPWIlfct ,fci)BlWiMi,3j; TlMir smmm Dm torajbwwtoto tk - Stel character of VM: An old-style, conservative breeder was heard to remark to a young man just contemplating starting in the busi ness: "I have no patience with the non sense of some neophytes in the breed ing business, those who say you must look to the system of management in raising the animals as- well as to their strain and purity of blood. They might as well say that it is what an animal eats and not its blood that gives it Talue." And one, who heard the re mark, said afterward that this conserva tive breeder's cattle looked as if they must be prized wholly for then blood, as they never would attract attention for their svmmetrical development There are a few breeders who yet think the entire merit of an animal must be in its pedigree, but these arc rapidly growing less, and the progress to be noted is that intelligent breeders are more carefully studying the most important subject of alimentation. They do not prize blood'the less but they see more clearly that the development of the animal, whatever its niooa, aepenus uron skill in feediner. In fact, unskill ful feeding will bring any strain ot blood into contempt Ana it is certain ly as augury of success when a joung breeder comprehends the necessity that his skill in srowinsr the young animal shall be as complete as the strain of blood he is developing. Ihe import ance of skillful feeding nas always been most apparent in those who gave it any attention. Was the success ox tne ColIinoswhollvdeDendenton the strain of blood they bred? or, waslt not rather weir HKiii in uevciopiug it m iuc uiusi svmmetrical bovine form that gave the strain of blood celebritv? You might as well say that it was the marble, and not the immortal genius and skillful band of Proxitiles, that wrought out the enchanting form of Apheodite, or the marvelous form of Apollo, as to say that it was the strain of blood and not skill ful feeding that gave these herds celeb ritv. An indifferent feeder has never owned a herd that attracted attention. It has never been the strain of blood that first attracted attention, but the fine development of the animals; yet after the herd has attracted great attention, then inquiry is made as to the strain of blood.and then the pedigree comes in for exaggerated consideration. The strain of blood may possess great merit, and in the hands of the skillful feeder it un folds in -great perfection of form, but in hands of the careless feeder it shows no especial merit Like good seed grain, sown in n poor soil, it develops so imperfectly as to lose its reputation Progress in breeding, then, requires a carelul study of all the principles of alimentation, since it is food and sur roundings that develop the animal torni. Skillful feeding requires a knowl edge of the special character ot each food, for this alone will show what com bination of foods is required to produce a given result m developing the animal The animal is plastic in the hands of one who is master of the art of feeding. The better the blood the greater its apti tude for development And an animal of the best strain of blood may have been greatly injured by want of proper development of its digestive capacity, and, although only six months old, would have very much less yaluc, be cause this unthrifty habit will take a long time to, and perhaps can never be overcome. Ihus we see that the pur chaser is quite justified in taking into full consideration the development of the animal as wells his strain of blood. Rational Livc-f&ock Journal. A HORSE'S JOURNEY. Why Horse Should Xot Be Driven Over Thirteen Miles a Day. According to the Hon. John E. Rus sell, secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture, the regular jour ney of a horse should not exceed twelve or thirteen miles, ibis is as great a distance, he thinks, as can be economi cally allotted a horse as a day's journey for everv day in the week, if he has a longer daily journey he must have a day or two oft' each week. This day's work of the traveling horse is basedon the experience of stage and car com panies. For the stage, where more speed is required, ten miles have been found the limit of an economical day's journey. But a great deal depends on the speed. Give a horse plenty of time and he can do a longer daily journey than he can if urged beyond an easy gait In emergencies a good horse can do fifty or sixty miles in a day. Seventy-five and eighty miles have been driven. But such long, fast journeys are very trying to the horse, and he needs to be managed with great care and judgment to prevent harm from such violent continued exertion. Such driving can not be repeated often with safety. The regular day's journey should be lengthened or shortened ac cording to the condition and character of the road and the weight of the load. Then there is a difference in ind7rdu als, and what one horse does wiCi ease, may be very hard for another Feed and care are also factors in the problem not to be overlooked. Chicagi Times. A Drop of Ink. How apparently insignificant is a drop of ink so small that it lies trembling on the point of a pen, yet it is a micro cosm in which are centered the mighty forces of a macrocosm. Minute as it is, it has swayed nations and shaped empires with more than the imperial power of an Alexander, a Caesar or a Napoleon. It has caused persecutions, wars and disorganization of 'society. The world never shook beneath the tread of such gigantic armies as daily contend on the battle-fields of thought arid drops of ink are the intellectual life-blood that is spilled. Under the flags of truth and error, these hosts, armed only with the pen, achieve more brilliant victories than any which his tory records. Alice 3L Krimbill, in Current. ' A wash for the complexion k made by mixing well one ounce sweet almond oil, one ounce glyeerine, and juice of dree lemons. Apply at night and wash on in ine mornipg wun very water. Betton Globe lionn., was recently given a.xvevpww -in commemoration of his seventy years membership of theHrst Baptist Church in that city. Mr.' William Lovell, of Bristol. Eng., has introduced a novelty in sui cide by attempting f hang himself to the door-knocker of the house of s yeung woman who had refused marry hinf. Mayor King, of Philadelphia, con scientiously sold all his railroad stock before taking office, and thereby lost fifty thousand dollars, the sum by which their market value was increaseddu. ing his term of office. Chicago Sun. Mr. Peter Burnhara, the antiqua rian book-seller under the "Old South," who began business in Boston sixty years ago as a vender of apples and beer, to which he soon added a small stock of books, has now 160,000 fare volumes and a while ago sold the lot on which his old book-shop stood for $250,000. Boston Journal. Johnny Walsh, the banjoist, whose) rendering of "Old Black Joe" and tho "Little Ole Log Cabin in de Lane.' when those melodies first came out some twelve or fifteen years age, made him one of the favorites of the variety stage, is now a Salvation Army cap tain; but he still takes his banjo along; with him. Chicago Tribune. The new editor of a New Mexican paper remarks in his salutatory that if any one does not like the way Ihe pa per is conducted and tries to "make a shooting-iron play on this 'ere editor, we will give yon some good advice you better 'don't try it on,' as this 'ero editor has been a good while in tho far West' and knows how to deal. But ifyou desire to go blind, come on; we will straddle you blind and go yon one better." The problem to be solved in jour nalism is to make as good a paperas can be made and to sell it at a price within the reach of all. The people want all the available news, not mere condensations and head lines. They want to get at a reasonably low not the lowest price, a clean newspaper, a reliable source of news and knowl edge, a paper fit for the family circle, but which is also an attraction and a necessity everywhere. Chicago Jour nal. David Scully and Miss Mary V. Bittner went into the recorder's office at Somerset, Pa., the other day. and Mr. Scully asked the clerk to give him a marriage license. Having received the license, he and the young woman in the presence of the witnesses present declared themselves man and wife. This is said to be the first marriage in that county under the law allowing persons to thus marry themselves. Pittsburgh Press. Roscoe Conkling was in the Su preme Court, Brooklyn, the other day, where he argued a case. While, ho was sitting reading his brief., several careless lawyers walked over his well polishe'd shoes. He looked down at the shoes with a sigh, and moved his chair back to the side of another gentleman, to whom he said: "I've reached that time of life when I want to get some where where I won't be stepped upon. That's my ambition." A1 1". Sun. m HUMOROUS. Van Daub "You are criticising this picture a good deal. Did you evei draw one?" Forker-"Oh, yes." Van Daub "And pra' where?" Forker "In a raffle, me boy." Chicago Hani' bier. ' "You have been arrested- for stealing from a baker's wagon. What have j'ou to s.iy in your defense?" "Nothing, sor, except that the doctor told me 1 must eat stale Ijrcad for me dyspepsy." Boston .Budget. The election of Mr. Lewis Bean as president of the Philadelphia Break fast Association is -another example of the eternal fitness of things, although it would have bean better if he were a Boston man. Detroit Free Press. A lady of charitable dispd9ttion Ksked a tramp if she could not assist lim by mendinjj his clothes. "Yes, madam," he replied, "I have a button, and if you would sew a coat en it, yon will greatly oblige, me." N. Y. Tel egram. Miss Smithers "Charley, dear, what kind of a flower is that?" Mr. Roseman (a young collegian) "Love, that is not a flower; it is a to bacco plant" "Oh, how nice it must look when the plugs are hanging on it" Judge. A little Rochester girl drew the picture of a dog and a cat on her slate, and calling her mother's attention to it, said: "A cat oughtn't to have but four legs, but I drew it with sLx so she could run away from tho dog." N. Y. Commercial Advertiser. A little" Scotch boy, on being res cued by a bystander from the dock in to which "he had fallen, expressed heartfelt gratitude, saying: "I'm so glad you got me oot What a lickin I wad have frae my mither if I had been drooned!" & Y. Journal. Patienh "Oh, doctor, you don't know how it worries me to 'think that I might be buried alive." Doctor ' 'Calm yourself, Mrs. B. You need have no fear -of any thing like that Trust to me, and I assure you that you are in no danger." "Say, Jones, there's no need for you to be idle. There's ten thousand hands wanted in a store on Chestnut street" "Sakes alive, man! To manu facture what?" "Nothing." "Why do they want so many hands?" "To wear the gloves the firm is offering for sale.' Philadelphia Call. 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