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THE YGUXG FOLKS.
Suppose. n-3T.c?c, my little lady, Your iloil should break her head, Could ytu make it -whole by crying, Til! your note a:id cye; were red? vjirt wouldn't it be pleasant or To treat it S3 a joke ; And tiy jou'ro glad 'twas dolly's And not your bead that broke?; Sappope yon'ro dressed for walking, And the raiu comes pouring down, Will it clear off auy sooner Ueeause you scold cud frown? And wouldn't it be nicer For you to finile than pout, And k make miuBhine in the house When there is nona without? Suppose your task, iuy Sittlo aiau, Is very bard to get, Wili it make it any easier For you to Kit and fret ? jjd wouldn't it be wiser, Than waiting like a dunce, To -;o to work ia ea meet And learn the thins at once? uyposethat some boya have a horse, And some a coach and pair, Will it tire you less while walking To say " It isn't fair?'' A.:id wouldn't it bo nobler To keep your temper sweet. nd in your heart be thankful You can walk upon your feet ? Suppose the world doesn't please you, Kor the way some people do, Lo you think the whole creation Will be altered just for you? And isn't it, my boy or irl, The wir-eft, bravett plan, Wtjitbocver come, or doesn't come, To do the btst you can? H.tiv Jolisiiiy Helped tlic Chicken. It wis the first time Johnny had ever been upon a farm, and a happier little bov than he was von never saw. He trotted about from morning to night, among nigs and cows and chickens and sheep, from the stable to the meadow and baek to the farm-yard and down to the duck-pond, until his clothes were a sight to make mamma turn pale. Then, when his eyes were just ready to shut tip, he would go into the house and be mado sweet and clean for the night, and, if he did not go to sleep before he got pure through his "Now I lay me," you may be sure he did not stay awake long after the "Amen." I don't want to tell you all about that, though ; or, at least, If I do want to, I haven't lime, but I do want to tell you just one thing Johnny did, to see what you think about it. On,' day Johnny wandered out by liimc-elf io the poultry-yard. Tnere he paw a hen looking down into her nest, and clucking in a way it was quite pain ful to hear, she seemed so puzzled and distressed. She was a very young hen, and I suppose she did not quite know what was going on there. Neither did Johnny, so he went un to see. What did lie see? Well, he saw six warm-ineilcw-iooking eggs, and, when he looked closer, he saw that a little bit was chipped out of one of tho eggs, and from the crack came a faint, " Peep, peep !" " Oh, I know what's tho matter !" thought Johnny. "There's a little chicken in that egg, and it wants to get out, and its silly mamma won't help it one bit. Stupid thing ! I s'pose she don't know any better though. Poor little thing ! how its legs must ache, all rolled up in a tiny ball like that. Wonder if I couldn't help it ? Let's see I" So Johnny took up tho egg, and broke off a little bit of tho shell. " Peep ! peep !" said the chicken in side, a little louder. " He likes it, I guess," thought John ny, very much pleased. "Ho must bo most sEiuflbcated in there ;" and care fully, very carefully, Johnny broke the shell away, piece by piece, while tho young mamma clucked and 11 uttered pitifully at his feet. " Now you just bo still, hen-mamma !'' said Johnny. "I ain't going to hurt your little boy, not one bit. There," as he broke away tho last bit of shell; "There's your baby" all safe. But, oh dear !" said John ny, in dismay, "how little and weak ho isY' For tho chicken had never learned to use its legs, and he staggered about, and "peeped" more piti ully than ever. Johnny stood and thought. "Now, hen-mamma," he said, "I'm fraid I've done mischief, but I didn't .mean to. I guess your little boy wasn't quite big enough to come out of his cradle vet. I can't put him back, that's 3tue, 'cause I can't put the egg together again, and if I could I don't know how to curl him up so as to fit. And there are such lots of 'skeeters about, I'm 'fraid they'll eat him all up, Oh, I .know !" thought Johnny, " here's just the thing an empty tomato-cac that'll just do. Now I'll cover him up all nicely with this, and let him grow till to-morrow, and then I'll come and let him out. He's all right, hen-mamma, just you be patient. That's what my mamma does with the flowers she sets out, so it must bo all right." So Johnny covered tho chicken up, anil went off to his play, find tho hen clucked awhile and then remembered her other eggs, and wentback to them. And tho chicken well what did tho chicken do? That I can't tell you, but I know what Johnny found the next day ; and that was a very stiff little chicken, with it3 toos all curled up, and a dull film over its eyes. Johnny did feel dreadfully then. Ilo meant to be so kind to the little thing, and now ! "Well," thought Johnny at lust. 'Maybe 'twould have growed up a wicked chicken, and broken its mamma's heart. We'll have a funeral for it, auy way." So they had the funeral, and a very grand one it was. The hen, which they named Eizpa, came to it (rather against her will) in Minnie's arms, with a black string arouud her neck by way of mourning. She clucked so loud that tho children were sure she know all about it, and was crying dreadfully. Afterward she went back to her nest, and was quite consoled with tho four downv little chickens that came out of the other eggs. But Johnny never tried to help any more chickens out of their shells, you may bo feuro of that. Methodist. A blouse Story. One time Bob was moving a pile of old rails, and under the last one, among the soft, dry grass, there was a cozy lit tle bed, and in it a mother-mouse and six pink babies. They wore nestling closo around her warm, furry body and eating their little wee dinner of warm milk. What were they to do? The whole roof was torn from their house, and there they were with tho hot, sum mer sun twinkling in their eyes, and beaming right down upon them ! They were so young and helpless that not one of them could walk two stops. Bob hurried to replace ihe rail again and leave them as comfortable as ho had found them. But the mother mouse, not knowing whether he was a friend or foe, in a fine r-qneaking voice that could hardly be understood by big cross ears, seemed to suy : "Oh, my beautiful darlings ! I will not leave, you 1 nor forsake you ! Let us ISeo for our lives ! Take held of your mother, dears, and she will save you !" The six little baby mice understood well enough what she said, and they hurried and opened their mouths aud took hold just as if they wore nursing, and then the wise mother-mouse start ed on a soft ruu in the direction of a pile of stumps that loy near the fence. Bob stood and watched her, and he said it touched his heart in the tenderer! place, to Eee, in the lowest of God's croatures, the devotion and beauty and strength of a mother's love. While she was :is fast as f-he could with hei precious burden dangling about her feet and legs, one cf the little ones loosened it's hold and fell off. Only for an instant did the mother pause and look at it, a3 much as to say : ' ' How unfortunate ! I can hardly manage so many babies ! but yon, poor Plushy, must not bo left behind ; you, tho weakest and dearest, and sweetest baby of all ;" and saying this, she turned and took it up tenderly in her mouth, and with her head up n good deal higher, she trotted on her way and reached the pile of stumps in safety. My father says he has often seen mother-mice running with their babies clinging to them in this samo way, but he never knew before of a baby mouse carried in the mother's mouth, even in extreme danger. Ji. Ji. in the Advance. The Owl. Wen you come to see a owl cloce it has oflle big eves, and wen you come to feel it with your fingers, wich it bites, you fine it is mosely fethcrs, with only jus meat enuf to hole 'em to gather. Once they was a man thot he wud like a owl for a pet, so ho tole a bird man to send him the bes one in the shop, but wen it was brot ho lookt at it and squeezd it, and it diddent sute. So the man he roto to tho bird man and said He keep the owl you sent, tho it aint like I wanted, but wen it is wore out you mus make mo a other, with littler eyes, for I spose those eyes is number twelve, but I want number sixes, and then if I pay you the same price you can aford to put in more owl. Owls has got to have big eyes cos tha has to be out a good deal at nite a doin bisnis with rats and mice, wich keeps late ours. They is said to be very wise, but my sisters young man ho says any boddy cude be wise if they woud set up nitos to tako notice. That feller comes to our house jest like he use to, only more, and wen I ast him wy he comes so much ho said he was a man of sience, like me, and was a studyin ornithogaly, wich was hirds. I ! DOX'T KISS THE BABY. ast him wot birds he was studjin, and j Tho promiscuous kissing of children ho said anjils, and wen he said that my ( is, says the Scientific American, a pes sister she lookt out tho winder and said , tilenc practice. We use tho word ad wot n fine day it had turn out to be. visedly, and it is mild for the occasion. But it was rainin cats and dogs wen she : Murderous would be the proper word, said it. I never see sech a goose in my i did tho kissers know tho mischief they lifo as that girl, but uncle Ned, wich 1 do. Yes, madam, murderous ; and we has been in ol parts of tlio worl, ho I ave speaking to you. Do you remem says they is jes that way iu Pattngony. j jCV calHng on your dear friend Mrs. Inthepicter alphlabets the 0 is some Brown the other day, with a strip of times a owl, and some times it ; flannel round your neck? And when isa ox, but if I mado the picters ; little Flora came dancing into the room, Ido have it stau for aoggur to : didn't you pounce upon her denionstra bore holes with. I tole that , tivelv, call her a precious little pet, and to ole gaffer Peters once wen he was to j our house lookm at my new book, and he said you is right, Johnny, and hero is this H stans for harp, but hoo cares ! for a harp, wy dont they mako it stan for a horgan ? ne io such a ole fool. A MISSIXG WATCH. The Duke of Athol having one day, j or three days after the little pet began at Blair-Athol, entertained a large i t0 complain of sore throat too. The party at dinner, produced in tho even- ' symptoms grow rapidly alarming, and iug many curious and interesting fami- J when tho doctor came tho simple word ly relics for their inspection, among : diphtheria sufficed to explain them all. them a small watch which had belonged j To-day a little mound in Greenwood is to Charles Stuart, and been given by ( tll0 sJje meiacnto of your visit. Of himtoyone of the Duke's ancestors. courHe tliu mother does not suspect, When the company were on tho point ! antl wouia uot dare to suspect you of of departing, the watch was suddenly nuy justrumentaliU- in her bereave missed, and was searched for in vain aignt Sjie ciiarges ;t to a mysterious upon the table and about tho apart- ; provideuce. The doctor says nothing ments. The Duke was exceedingly fc(J aisturb the allusion ; that would bo vexed, and declared that of all tho ' im,)0i;t;c, if not enud ; but to uu out articles he had exhibited, the lost watch : .yer ie js frei! to pay that the child's was tho one that ho most valued. Tho death was juo directly to your infernal guest naturally became exceedingly stupidity. Those are precisely his uncomfortable, and eyed each other j woras . moro forcible than elegant, it is suspiciously. No person was present, j trUtt . hnt wh0 3Mln s,lVj -,imier tho cir howevor, who could possibly be sus- ! cumstances, that they are not jir-tiiia-pecteil, and courtesy forbade any i ? remember stronger step than the marked expres- j ymi i- wrought by want of thought sion of the noble hot's extreme annoy- ' rm..r Iitrp.KK. Eudi departed to ' his homo in an excecedingly unenviable ! Rf.ntftnfmir.il. and tho mvstorious dis- appearance of the roval relic was a sub- j 1 ! lor several montns . i Avear afterward, the Duke being ' again at Blair-Athol, was dressing for dinner, and in the breast-pocket of a coat which his valet handed to him, felt something which proved to be Inc niis.-.- in" waieh. ' Tjyrh- t" exclaimed his grace, 1 addrcsbius his man bv his name! i - hero s ihi v.it(r! tro huut d everv- where-in vain for!" ; " Yes sir " renlied the man. gravely: : " 1 saw vour trrace put it in your . J JL. necket." " You saw me put it in of .1 r 7 aud never mentioned it! Why didn't yen speak at once, and prevent all that I ure is engraved upon the mouments of trouble and unpleasant feeling:" ancient Egypt, and there have been " 1 didna ken what might ha'e been j found mummies of the animal well pre- your grace's intentions," was tho reply I served. According to Ehrenberg, this of the faithful and discreet Highlander, monkey served as the emblem for the who saw everything, but said nothing, i arts and sciences, music aud astronomy, unless ho was directly interrogated. and especially for speech und hiero- lyphic3, or letters, over which ho was ,,t 1 1 i ' t tsr. ' supposed to preside. It is for this that "I am a burden to no one, I pay for 1 1 . TT , , T, T i r i. f,i the Abyssmiaus now call it tola. Hor whatever I have. I am dependent only J , itt 1 i apollou reports that this monkey was on myself." We hear such assertions A . . ,, ,J , - r i ,.n,.n,. 1 consulted in tho temples ; a tablet, reed every aay from those who never did a . x ' . ' , , , , , l t aud ink, presented by a priest, were stroke of work, either at business or u " ' J. ' iii 1 i. i i - o, i, used as tests to ascertain if the partic nianual labor, but they have noma hun- . x , , . -j , ,. .,m u.,- ular animal belonged to tho race that dreds of thousands, left them by some m, , 1 tt i i,TO f 1 kuotr how to write. This ropresenta ono who did avoi-k, and they have sat. 1 t ,w. jl1f, lrt , - t ,,"... u tive of Thoth also ymboHacd the juilg dowx.ro " enjoy life as Jiev term d oue of tbe Lot us tell you, friends, the workers of ' n J ' . , i temples of Philre there is one rep- this world suppoit you no less than they 1 1 . . , .L . , , resented with a balance m hand t eigh th) the veriest paupers in the alms-, .- Tnnn,wlnnM 1 house. We ask, What do you in your idleness but consume ? And by what divine right aro you entitled to idle about and use without, endeavor to keep good that which industry has be stowed on you ? Arc you a better man than was your father that you can spend his hard-earned gams regardless of tuo example he set you? Or a better woman than was vour mother that you need not remember that she was a worker ? Rouso yourselves.thoughtlessonos. Eindabusi- ness, go to work as men anu women, 111 yourhomes, among the busy throng, any-1 band to allow her complete manage where or at auything rcspectablo, only , meut of the farm, and transact all the find something to do now, and trust the , business of the place, and at a tame testimony of the many that you will be hen the farm was mortgaged for sev far happier than in this lifo of idleness ! cral hundred dollars, and farming im- which. when you stop to consider, dis - gusts vou as much as it does any one. Magnitude of Ancikst Wokks. Nineveh was fourteen miles long, eight miles wide, forty-six milc3 round, with a wall 100 feet high, and thick enough for three chariots abreast. Babylon was fifty miles within the walls, which were seventy-five feet thick and 100 high, with 100 brazen gates. The Temple of Diana at Ephesus, was '120 feet to the support of the roof it was 100 years in building. The largest of the "pyramids, was 481 feet in height and 858 feet on the sides. The base covered eleven acres. The stones are about sixty feet in length, and tho layers are 208. It employed 360,000 men in building. fciss her ? Then you serenely proceeded to describe the sore throat that kept , you from prayer-meeting the night be- fore You had no designs on the dear child's lifo, wo know ; nevertheless you killed her ! Killed her as surely as if you had fed her with strychnine or arsenic. Your caresses were fatal. Two As w.-h as by want i h.rt. :1I !iot rriiiuli O? anil mortality the prevalent sickness and mortality from (iiplitiieria is to such want of thought. As a rule, adults have the Ii'on.o.i in cr iwlll n fnrm fli?h Mv rms- . j take it for a simple cold, and as a cold is not contageous they think nothing of exposing others to their breath, or to the greater danger of labial contact. rrf. 1111 l I' I liT'n lf1 m t. T71 ' full-grown specimen of the dog- headed monkey from Abyssinia has been presented to tho Museum of the Uni- v nM.: u, versu-y 01 wuu;i. xm uj This Abyssinian monitey is enaractsnzeu uy uiu iony hair on its cheeks and the greater part , - 1 1 i of it body. It was held in veneration by tho ancient Egyptians, and enjoyed a certain celebrity from tho rank that it j ocenpitu in iuwr uo.uoguiij, Its ng- 1 ing liiu aui-Kjiio ui luuii, i'"""" . it is represented writing with a reed. Ehrenberg also supposes that it is the ' locks of this monkey that have served I as the models for tho perukes figured upon tho heuds of different divinities in : the Egyptian mythology. A BL'SIXBSS H'WWX Mrs. Phebe Benedict, of Antioch, i California, has solved tho question, 1 ' What cau women do?" Some two years since she took out papers as sole 1 trader, gained tue cousent of her hus- , plements out of icpair. Now, by econ j oruy, closo attention to business and shrowd management, she has paid off the mortgage and interest, purchased a new cultivator, plows and other imple ments, treated herself to a sewing ma chine, repaired the buildings and will shortly loan money A aooD-nooKiKG house-girl, employed in a family in Detroit, received a pres ent of a muff the other day, and in a day or two after tho lady of the house discovered a receipted bill in her hus- band's desk, reading : " For one muff 20." She hadn t naa a new mun, anu when the man came home to supper that night tho old girl was gone and a new one was wrestling the dishes about. BRIEF MEXT10X. The Omaha railroad bridge swindle is exciting, and very properly, too, the attention of Eastern influences. Queen- Victoria carried off the first prize for pigs and Herefordshire heifers at the Christmas cattle show in London. A Dri.uTH girl bet she could step over two chairs placed side by side. It took three doctors to get her thigh-bone into place. Tun Maryland Fish C ommissioner are stocking all their rivers with young salmon, hatched from eggs conveyed by rail from California. The Dey of Algiers is not tho "dark est day," which ihe poet tells us will pass away if wo " live till to-morrow." It is a very reigny day, however. It has been ascertained that the American wild rice makes first rate pa per, white, tough and flexible ; and it is estimated that 100,000 tons of this ma terial can be obtained from the Cana dian lakes alone, each year. The greatest coal mine of the age has been found in Skagit Valley, Wy oming. It is an extensive field, whore coal cau bo obtained to an unlimited extent, on the surface, -without going to the usual expense 01 underground tun neling. Tue European governments which have taken such extraordinary measures to keep the Colorado beetles out of their dominions, oiiiy prove what we have always said that the aristocrats of Europe hold the big bug3 of Amer ica in contempt. A statisticaij repoit just published states that there tire at present 123,000 manuf.icturingestablishmeutK in France which give empk.ymeni to 1,800,000 work;. The department of tho Seine yield in value nearly SiOO.OGO.OGO, or oiH!-til"tli of the total annual production of the oniiie country. FisoM Florida comes the story of Delia Jones, a full-blooded negress, forty years of age. Sao loll desperately in love with a young white man, a car penter, and realizing the fact that he could never be auything io her she turned her property into cash (37,250), left it to him bv will, and then went off and drowned herself. A Dublin cabman has made his ap pearance in a police court for having, whiie under the influence of whisky, driven his cab, with five women in it, into the canal. The cool water appeare to have revived a part of his senses, but his only regret to the constable who came to his rescue was : " Save the mare, nver mind the women." Two of the latter are not expected to survive the shock and fright. Peticolei'M springs have been dis covered on the Luueburg Heaths, in Northern Germany. The petroleum is obtained by siroplo borings, and at some spots, as the village of Weitz, the sand is saturated with rock oil. In clearness, purity, and specific weight, the Luueberg is said to bo identical with American petroleum, and to be, moreover, almost entirely without smell of any kind. Certain- bare exposures of the female person, called 2osc3 plastiqucs, on the stage in juoudon, am juat uun miom5 -the wrath of the citizens of respecta bility. The " censor " is requested to dress the young ladies a little bit more. There is a differentiation between the London bareness mixed with idiotic dumbness, and the voluptuousness of the trans-continental ballet which does not consist of showing the lower ex tremities, but in artistic dancing with them. Marquis NoAiLnss, French Ambassa dor at Borne, has taken up his residence in the Farnese Palace tho handsomest piece of palatial architecture in the city, and filled with tho celebrated fresco paintings of the Caracci. The palace belonged to the ex-Kingof Naples, who, as a pretender, was compelled to desert it and leave Italy, but he receives rent for it. Some of tho Marquis' ancestors are said to have resided in the Farnese, and to have protected Galileo when he was hard pushed. In devising his property Dr. Frank lin made a bequest of five thousand dollars to the city of Philadelphia, and a like amount to Boston. This money was to be loaned to married mechanics, t assist them in starting business, aud the interest was to bo compounded for one hundred years, at the expiration of which time the accumulated funds were to be expended by the respective cities for public improvements. Eighty-five years have passed. The Philadelphia fund amounts to about forty-six thou sand dollars, while Boston has a fund accumulated to the amount of one hun dred and eighty-two thousand dollars. ' 3T 1