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THE YOUNG FOLKS.
Will tbe New Year come To-Night, JHnmum ? Th1 :.i::bor of this joeni has passed from carta. 1 ".i her poem will live and touch the hearts of thousands1 vet unborn. Will the New War come to-night, mamma ? I'm t.- 1 of waiting so ; My &tot.i.i;r! Inmj by tho chiinuey-side full three lot g days ago ; I ran to j within tho door at early morning , , . Tis on-j ty st.H 0 say, mamma, will the Xew Year .-n.c to-night? Wi'i 'u" "ew Year como to-night, mamma ? Tho f l.''W is on the hill, Aiidt.. .v mwt be two inches thick upon tho uiloT's rill ; I h- ar . us tell papa, last night, his sou must have i -.ed I di ".:-- mean to hear, mamma), and a pair of f-u-.. you taid. I pray for just these very thing, mamma ; O, I ?.'..'.: be full of glee, And tt.- rphan boys in tho village school will all I- nvyiug lint I".: stive them toys, and lend them books, and :;...5:e their New Year glad, rTti- "., you tay, takes back hi3 gift when littlo : .ks are bad. And you let me go, mamma, upon the Now i -ar day, nd lurry something warm and nice to poor old . low Gray ? I'll !tve the baekct near tho door, within the .'..rden gate. Wiil Kt-w Year come to-niqht, mamma ? It - u.s so long to wait I Ihe Yrar comes to-night, mamma I saw it in ii.; teep Mi-..itghuugso full, I thought mamma, what ruaiu-s y -u weep ? 15. j s n!y held a littlo shroud a nhroud and ucth- : mt-rp; Aci a-, pen conin, made for me, was standing on iLe floor! It 'p. J so very htrauge, indeed, to tind such gilts .-ttad if u'. toys I wished so much the story books Ked ; I5a. -1 wondered what it meant, youcamewith t-.rfra joy, iid "Thou'lt lind the New Year first Ood v A.'.zih thee, my boy V f u'.l a dream, mamma I know it must be tru; Uu T u ve been so bad a boy, God taketh me from t dnn": uz.jvr what papa will do, when I am laid to Tt.t, Aiid Vv will have no Willio's head to hold upon ; . r breast. The " w Yar comes to-night, mamma your cold ...:.d on my cheek, And : ..-t- my head a littlo more it seems so hard : -;ak; Y ail ray stocking now, I cannot go and B. ii r- -.a- .rrow's suu is up, I'll bo so sound .. . v. I sh- ' t want tho skates, mamma, I'll never need I'.ut . t. : ycu give them both to Make, who hurt : . : the head ? II .:r- i tt. hide my books away, and tear the pic- ' .r- . too ; L'.: z.v'11 know that I forgive, as then I used - u f '.ease, mamma, I'd like the story books a- . s-te I. ; r.-nlr, the drunkard's boy, you wouldn't : n.e hate ; And . ..r xsmma, you won't forget, upon the New ." .irV day, Tii' . - : tf.il cf something nice for pcor old Widow Ihf "- Ytzr comes to-night, mamma it seems so -y scv-n I ti.r . icdd.dn't hear me ass for just another I ku "v . vi bteu a thoughtless boy, and made you . rimeii care, Axd for your sake, mamma, He doesn't ?lr my prayer. Tl. r - uc thing more my pretty pet3, the robin -r.d the dove, J j, . -p fcr you and dear papa, and teach them .. w ;o love ; Thi -ardtn rake, tho little hoe you'll find them -.v-;y laid l'ixu tr.c garret lloor, mamma, the place where last ' : ...yed. 1 U- -. .-lr. to need them both so much when summer rics again, X' :.. my garden by the brook that trickles tiro cgh the glen ; I ib -;cLt to gather llowers, too, beside the forest n 1 1 1 rneath the apple tree where once we eat to S , jr. j-1 b ; but you will keep tlip summer flowers -en, A till i .-t a few don't cry. mamma a very few, I Yi'j r- I'm asleep. I'll s'.pex so sweet beneath the jpj ie tree. Wbtr ; and robin, in the morn, may come and -.eg to me. Tnr " t Y'sr comes good night, mamma" I lay mo down to sleep, I pr3y the Lord" tell poor papa " my soul to r-r.; If I iow cold it seeras ! how dark ! kiss me, I -annot see The Nr.w Year comes to-night, mamma the old y-ir d:es with me. Cora M. Eager. Hoy Ilr.iuniond's Ideas About Xciv Yrnr's. Sditok : Wbeu vou was a small chap, and Xew Year's como along, did you use to make good resolutions ? But, what's more to the purpose, did they stick f Every time tho new year comes on we do have a dreadful solemn time at our house, 'cause mamma takes all ns children into her room, and talks pretty sober to us, 'bout our lost oppor tunities and trying to be better chil dren, and she gets us to make good resolutions that wo ivill behave our selves. Why. it seems just as easy to do right while she is talking to us ! and I go to bed full of good thoughts and re solves to do just the square thing through the whole year yes, and I'm just as full of 'em in the morning, too. But, after a spell like enough, before the day is done my mad gets up, and awaj' fiy the good resolutions. They don't stay by ; they are gone, slick and clean, before I've fairly got a good grip of 'em. So I've made up my mind not to make any more promises 'bout being good, but just put in, and try the very best I know how, to behave myself, and ask the Lord to help me do it. I gues3 he will, for Grandpa says, " The Lord helps those who help themselves." There's one resolut'ou I'm going to make, and that's got to stick, anyhow : I sha'n'fc keep a diary again ; that's played out, entirely. Last year I started off, grand as could be, with GOOD printed in big letters under Jan. 1. Then next day it was good, but in small print. The next day "ditto." Then came " middle " (that's short for middling) ; then naughty ; and then, sad to say, bad. So it went on clear through ihe year, tho same old story over and over. Most of the Mondays aro "bads." You see; Sundays I had to keep tho besom all inside, and wheu it did come out it come with a rush, and made the Mondavs the blackest days on record. I get a little comfort, though, in look ing over the back part of the diary ; for I kept a strict cash account. I've set up iu business the boot-blacking pro fession ; got one customer, regular Uncle Jim he pays me one cent a shine. Tt's cheap, I know ; but I like him iirst rate. He pays me every Sat urday night. "Why, 1 bought lots o' things with that money : I got a jack knife the first thing, a real " Jonathan Crook," and lost it tho next day. but not till I'd slashed my jacket and, most cut off one linger. I've bought pencils and chewing gum ; treated the boys to peanuts lots o' times ; gave te-n cents for turkey for the poor folks' Thanks giving ; sent five cents to the heathen, and had enough left to bury a jumping jack for mamma's Christmas present, beside a pile o' fish hooks. One of 'em got into my thumb, and hurt, too, awful. But, what of it? I guess it was thumb, and my money paid fcr the fish hook, though it didn't for the doctor's cutting it out. Well, that cash account is all right, and I take a heap o' comfort in looking it over. But the other part ain't of any account, for the "bads" are thick, and more "middies" than anything else ; while the " goods" are scarcer than birds in winter. Well, it can't be helped now ; and I'll wish you a "happy new your," and hope, if you do make any good resolutions, you'll stick to 'em as long as I shall to mine about keeping a diary. Good bye. Boy Hammond. Stick to Your I'usli. A rich man, in answer to the question how he became so very successful, re cited the following storv : I will tell you how it was. One day when I was a lad, a party of boys and girls were going to pick blackberries. I wanted to go witli them, but was afraid father would not let me. When I told him what was going on, and he at once gave me permission to go with them, I could hardly contain myself. I rushed into the kitchen, got a big basket, and asked mother for a luncheon. I had the basket on my arm, and was just go ing out at the gate, when my father called me back. He took my hand and said in a very gentle voice : "Joseph, what are you going to do ?" "To pick berries," I replied. " Then, Joseph, I want to tell you one thing. It is this : When you find a pretty good bush, do not leave it to seek a bettor one. The other boys and girls will run about, picking a little here and a little there, wasting a great deal of time, and get ting few berries." I went and had a capital time. But it was just as my father said. Xo sooner had one found a good bush than he called all the rest, and they left tiieir several places and ran off to the newly found treasure. Not content more than a minute or two in one place, they rambled over the whole pasture, got very tired, and at night had very few berries. My father's words kept run ning in my ears, and I "stuck to my bush." When I had done with one I found another, and finished that ; then I took another. When night came I had a large basketful of berries, more than all the others put together, and was not half so tired as they were. I went home happy. But when I en tered I found my father had been taken ill. He looked at my basketful of ripe blackberries, and said, "Well done, Joseph. Was I not right when I told you to alwaysstick to your bush?" He died r few days after, and I had to make my way in tho world as best I could. But my father's words sank deep into my mind and I never forgot the experience of the blackberry par- Ity; I "stuck to my bush." When I had a fair placf, and wasdoing tolera bly well, I did jirt-leave it and spend weeks and jiitrtTths seeking one a little better. When other young men said : "Come with us, and we will make a fortune in a few weeks." I shook my head, and " stuck to my bush." Pres ently my employers offered to take me into business with them. I staid with the old house until the principals died, and then I had everything I wanted. The habit of sticking to my business led people to trust me, and gave- me a character. I owe all I have and am to this motto : " Stick to your bush." I.iltle .Tolimiy'rt Compositions. G0TE3. There is nannigotes and billigotes, and the little young ones is a kid. Gotes is good to give milk, and they will pull a four-wheeler if its made to there me sure. Wen a gote has ben tot to ware a saddle and be rode by a monkey it thinks hissef better than the others, and stomijs its feet like it wasent satis fide not to be hevvier on thegrouu. Wen we was movin out of the other house to this 'un Billy had took a big lookin glus to the truck and leased it again the wcel wile he handed up some thing els, and wile noboddy was a look in a big ho goto come up and saw his sef in the glas, and that was more than he would siau. so he backed of and took a run and jump with his hod clown. The glas was bust all to pieces, but tho goto was cot between the spokes of tho weel and hel fas. Wen it was tuk out it ran rouu to the other side of tho truck, and lookt a cros the fiels, and shook its lied like sayin you got away this time, but youwuldent if it wasent for tho waggon bein in the way, and you better not let mo cetch you in these parts agin, mis ter. Gotes has beerds, but if I was a gote Ide shave, cos I think beerds and no musiach looks jest sick. They chews cuds like cows, wich issent a nice thing to do, they inaj' say wot they like. The kind of goto skin my mother keeps for clenin tho silver with is shammy, but if I was her Ide have the real if it cud be got. THE SWOLIiER. This is bird which needs a deal of exercise to keep it heltliy, for it is fun ny to think it all 'ways takes it at meal time, wich is like it wild be if I was to -box with Billy a cross the table at din ner, and I know that wuddent be hel thy for us if my father was to dinner that day. The swoller has a forked tale like a fih but no scales. Wen it comes on cole in the winter the swollers git to gather, and roll np in balls, and lies at the bottom of the brooks, under the ice tiil spring, but uncle Xed says no, thats only lit for ole womens ; but I dont think its as fit for thorn as the swollers cos they haint no fethers to keep out the wet. The business of swollers is mostly to atten the funerals of flying insects. It is essimated by competiu othorities that a average swoller eats five hundred million of inseks before it dies, and the books which I coppid this from says that shows how bounty full nature is in providin for the support of life. A swoller likes to skim along tho sur face of tho water, and my mother she likes to skim over tho surfico of the milk. Billy says its all very well to tolk about skimmin milk, but she dont, she skins it. He says swollers is tho sea gulls of a fish pond. If he's a goin in for nattel hisory line game for jog raphy, that's how it is. Ive see it some were that one swoller out make a summer, but my father ho savs that summer makes one swoller. I sposo he meaus drink, but he won't wait for summer E can tell you. A Sw-Ycai's Vor-Je. Learn these lines, my boys and girls, on Xew-Year's Dav, and carrv them with you all the rest of your live.". They are very, very old, but not so old as the truth they toll : " Devoutly look, and naught Uin wonders shall pa:s by thee ; Devoutly read, and then All books shall edify thee; Devoutly speak, and men Devoutly listen to thee; Devoutly act, and then The strength of God acts through thee.'' Theke is no love like a mother's love no heart like a mother's heart. Her affections go out for her offspring, no matter where he may roam or what the circumstances in which she may be placed. An instance was seen yester day when a mother entered the Central station and found her child, who had been lost from homo for hours. She sprang wildly forward, eagerly caught him by tho hair, and as she hauled him around she tenderly exclaimed : " Oh ! Bob Masters, I'll wollop you for this when we get home. Detroit free Press. WHEELER & WILSONS' XEW JVO. C HE H7A (7 MA CHINE. ; Annr.ioAN" Isstitute, New Ton Judges To thi Board of Managers : Gkn'tlkmkn: After a full and impartial examination of tho articles described, tho un dersigned judges make the following REroKT (austkact) : ! That Sewing Machine Xo. 43G (Wheel j or it Wilson's Xew Xo. G) was claimed to be so great an improvement, both j upon tho well-known family machine made by the same company, and upon all other sowing machines, as entitles it to recognition as a new and valuable in vention. Under these circumstances, an extremely thorough and minute examina tion became both desirable and neces sary, not only of its novelty, but of the skill and workmanship manifested in the fitting and adjustment of all its parts. Wo have risen from such exam ination with an ample conviction that the claim, in till its essential features, is well lounded. At the commencement of our ex animation, we were provided with sev oral complete sets of all the working parts as they came Irom the manuiac tory, and were at liberty to make our own selection for the construction oi a complete machine in our presence. We thus had, to a large degree, a demon stration ol the nicety of the manufacture Every part was formed to lit every oth er part with exact precision. So accu rately, for instance, did the several ro- tatinghooks fit in the same bearing, that while entering it, each one of tltem, without such contact as required force, manifestly compressed the air within in reaching its proper seat. I Tho judges enumerate and describe some of the points of novelty tind ex cellence of the machine. Among others : The simple and efficient device for producing variable motion lor the re ratine: hook : The independent take-up lever, which secures the tightening of tho stitch un der the best possible circumstances; The peculiar form of the hook and the use of a bobbin holding a great quan tity of the under thread ; The simple devico for producing aud varying tho tension of the lower thread ; The hollow steel needle-bar ; Tho facility of applying and using many useful attachments the hemmer, binder, corder, rnfilor, etc. I Having completed the construction of our trial machine, m the way indicated, it was mounted upon a convtiucnc stand, aud submitted to every variety of test as to the range of work that could be executed upon it properly and well, and without other adaptation than simple changes of needle and thread. The" mere list of operations performed in our presence without tho slightest hesitation or failure, and without the discoverable loss of so much as a single stitch, would convey an inadequate idea of the complete success achieved. Beginning with a needle measuring but 17-100U inch in diameter, and oper ating with the finest thread upon lace goods, tho same machine parsed through all the stages of muslin, and broadcloth of all conceivable thicknesses and foldings and ridgiugs, and then with waxed thread stitching through portions of heavy harness leather. After this demonstration of its range of work, we entered upon the nicer tests required for a family and light manu facturing machine. In this department we witnessed all the varieties of work on hemming, felling and braiding, and also a degree of success in single and double milling which we believe un paralleled. The varied kinds of work on a lady's boot were then performed, and each of these with the same marked success. Indeed, whatever the test, and whatever tho work presented, the same unfailing perfection was exhibited, not only in the work as a piece, but in the execution of each individual stitch. With much patient examination, we were unable to discover a single defect. The minuteness of this report is a simple reflection of the care with which we have endeavored to examine these claims. We find the chief advantage of this machine to be in the use of a modi fied form of the rotating hook as a sub stitute for the shuttle, the hook carry ing tho upper thread around the bobbin containing the lower thread, and thus producing identically tho same effect as the shuttle. The superiority of this rotary motion over the reciprocating motions of the shuttle machines cannot be disputed. Tho "lock-stitch" which is thus secured has always ran i;ect high est on account of the permanence, beauty, aud general desirableness of the stitchii'gwhen done, and the wide range of its application. To these conceded advantages there havo been added, in our presence, tho severest and most searching tefcts ot its capacity and usetulnc-ss upon every ordinarily possible kind of work, and we can do no less than bear witness to the entire and remarkable success which has attended its action m every part of our examination. It is a machine which, by the proof submitted, wc are satisfied must eventually supersede all others now known with which it comes in competition. As the only conclusion at which we can arrive after an investigation of the several merits of each of the sewing machines submitted, an investigation which wo have endeavored to make pa tiently and completely in every respect, and associating these with our best judgment upon the merits of the sev eral machines which are in u&e but not on exhibition : We recommend for the Wheeler tt Wilson New Xo. b' Sewing-machine the highest award which it is in the power of the Institute to bestow. JOHX A. BASSETT, ) MOSES. S. BEACH, I H. W. STEELE, j-Judges. JOHX MATTHEWS, BEUBEX BULL. J The Board of Managers unanimously approved the report, and. recommended for this machine the Gold Medal of the Institute. The Board of Direction unanimously approved this recommendation, and awarded the Gold Medal to Wheeler & Wilson, the only gold medal awarded for a sewing-machine by the American Institute for many years. OUR ROYAL VISITOR. Ivalakaua, the Hawaiian King, now on a visit to the United States, is a man about 35 years old, of medium height, portly form and dignified manners. His complexion is daik, resembling rather the olive of ihe Mexican than the ebony of the African, hair slightly "kinky," eyes black aud full of pleasant expres sion, nose short and rather thick, mouth shaded by mustache, round face, adorned with side whiskers. He Bpeaks English fluently, dresses like an Ameri can gentleman, and is au fait in all matters pertaining to the etiquette of society and his station. Ho rules over twelve little islands that lie just inside the Torrid Zone, 2,000 miles southwest of San Prancisco. His subjects num ber 50,000 natives and n.OOO to 0,000 foreigners American, English, Ger man and Chinese. His capital is Houo uln, a beautiful ciiy of about 15,000 in habitants, situated on ihe seacoast, em bowered in palm, aigeroba, tamarind, and all the luxuriant foliage of the tropics. Though it is a small nation and rapidly decreasing, the machinery of tho government is the same as that of a large nation. The King has his Cabinet, Ministers of Finance, of Foreign Affairs, of the Interior, At torney General, etc. Each inhabited island has a Governor. The Parliament consists of two bodies House of Com mons or Bepresentatives, elected by the people, and House of Xobles mem bers of the roval farnilv, and others who have received patents of nobility from the King. There was a small standing army, but the soldiers were not pleased with their poi, or their officers, or their new clothes, so they mutinied, and the King disbanded them. Xative policemen loaf around tho streets of Honolulu, gorgeous in red and blue uniform, white caps and white shoes. If there is any riot or disturbance, they join in and have a good time. THE SPANISH CHRISTMAS. "The associations of Christmas in Spain," writes John Hay in aSY. Nicholas for January, " aro all of the gospel. There is no Northern St. Nick there to stuff the stockings of good children with rewards of merit. Why, then, on Christmas Eve do yon see the little shoes exposed by the windows and doors ? The wise Kings of the East are supposed to be journeying by night to Bethlehem, bearing gifts and homage to the Heavenly Child, and out of their abundance, when they pass by the houses where good children sleep, they will drop into their shoes some of the treasures they are bearing to the Baby Prince in Judea. This thought is never absent from the rejoicings of Christmas- tide in Spain. Every hour of the time is Eacred to Him who came to bring peace and good-will to the world. The favorite toy of the season is called 'The Nativity.' It is sometimes very elabo rate and costly, representing a land scape under a starry night ; the shep herds watching their flocks ; the magi coming with wonder and awe, and the Child in the stable, nheddirg upon the darkness that living light which was to overspread the world."' A FLORAL ORNAMENT. Since a little taste and ingenuity will convert an ordinary room into a perfect bower, wo never fail to throw out a hint on this subject for the benefit of our lady readers who aro admirers ot beau tiful things. The following description of a floral ornament is a pleasing one : Take a goblet with the foot and stem broken or cut off, so that tho bowl will be perfect ; take coarse red flannel, the redder the better, stitch it neatly around tho bowl, or goblet, so as to cover it completely on the outside ; dip it in water, so as to wet it thoroughly, then roll it in flaxseed ; the seed will stick in and on the flannel ; be sure that the seed is distributed even, then stand it on its mouth, or large end, in a saucer or small plate ; put water in the small ilate, or saucer, and renew or add to it as it absorbs. Never let the vessel go dry, nor suffer it to chill or freeze. It can and will grow in any part of the room, and will be a deep green with red ground. The horse butchers of Paris sold 030,000 pounds of horse flesh during the three months ending Oct. 1. Of the 1,555 animals which yielded this tempting total, about one-third wore cultivated ears and carried paint-brush tails.