SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
-Dr. Meredilh has a Bible class in
Tn'iiioiit Temple. Boston, which had
more than 2.0 m member" a few days
The New York Trihiincbns a rat
tling urtielo nr;iin-.t Hip virion system
of cramming large masses of undigested
tacts into the heads of our public school
children. Ignorance is preferable to tho
evils of such a syslcra.
- It does not follow thnt ft girl has
entirely finished her education neeansc
she has. as one said lately, been through
the "nominal" school "ami ciphered
cl'otr through from simple ambition to
cli'inical fractures." .V. '. llrald.
Yung Wing, tho new Chief Magis
trate of the city of Shanghai, is a Chris
tiati ami ha an American wife. Lin is
a graduate of Yale College, anil the
original promoter of tho scheme of edu
eatingChinoso boy in the United States.
. Political economy is said to be the
one subject in which no Harvard student
f.fils to elect a course during tho three
years in which he is allowed a choice of
studies. Ten years ago there were
seventy-one students of political econo
my, while this year there are ".'10.
Tlio fire drill is being practiced in
several of the public schools in Toronto,
Canada, it is said, with excellent effect.
The children are required, on the alarm
being riven, to leave tlctrscats in order.
divide into two lines, one at nn-h side of
the room, and at the exit meet and
m ireh out two abreast.
Missouri has next to Indiana, the
largest amount of permanent funds de
voted to school purposes in the I'nion.
They aggregate j'.i, 17 1.t;ti not includ
ing the annual apportionment of State
revenue. The State has a school popu
lation of 7-H.ti.iL'. and of this number
IKS, 000 are enrolled in the public
schools. There are schools in
operation, conducted by 10,607 teachers.
and last year ..iiiH.4:',s wem expended
unon these schools. Delrm'J I'' it.
It is not oflen that a country church
hs more than ordinary Inck with the
contribution basket. Onee in a while,
however, the church pets c en with the
penurious hearer. In Huntingdon last
S-indny a man accidentally dropped the
Contents of his purse on the. church floor
jitsl as the contribution box was passing
him, and the liberal-hearted man who
eat in the next pew gathered up a hand
ful of silver and tilled the basket. A
cheerful giver is a joy to Mm country
ch n re h. I'i Hail fit , h ia T imrs .
Notwithstanding all that has been
said about the dignity of the. common
school teachers, their pay remains, on
an average, below that of ordinary mc
ichnnics. The average monthly salary
is $07.54 for men and fc.SO.o! for women,
in Massachusetts, against :i'2 .:( for
me.n and 42 for women, in Penn
sylvania. In Alabama the monthly pay
of white teachers is .'0.'tf: Kentucky
and North Carolina. -:M.-."i. Hut in
Nevada it is 101.40 for men and $77
for women; in California, S'V-'G for men
and -b'l.7.'5 for women. The 47,200
common school teachers of Prussia re
ceive, on an average ?28'J per annum,
'besides a house and fuel. Chicago
Speaking of a doubtful man in soci
ety, the New York Commercial A'h'cr
,iser says so long as he has got ingots it
makes no dill'oreuce how he pot in.
Inasmuch as the course of true love
never did run smooth, wouldn't it be
pioirs idea for Congress to make an ap
propriation for the stream of love?
The tramp who tried to steal
through passage to New York remarked,
when he picked himself from the snow
hank into which the muscular brakeman
had deposited him. that lie didn't care
to be a threw passenger again. - Bnxlon
Some men are. ever ready to ofler
remedy for everything. The other day
we remarked to on of those animated
apothecary shops: "An idea struck us
yesterday" and before we could finish
he advised us: '-Rub the. affected parts
with arnica. I.trlwetl fUa.) Sun.
Tho average age of different men
put down thus: Merchants, fifty-live;
physicians and lawyers, fifty-eight; farm
ers, sixty-one; clergymen, sixty-four,
and great geniuses, seventy-five. It will
be observed from the above that the
journalistic profession tends to longevity.
Kor'i'.ster lti.ii-ibrif ..
Poem on Bells
The cry is hfiird on w rv hand
To .stop tho church bells rtniujr:
But it wnulil lie unite us unwise
AH if they'll step the KilC'intr.
i Bnv whjit you want about the noise
This met is worth repeating:
It in the belles, and nntlcrur ie-s,
That cull men to iri'iettuir.
.V. V. St,tr.
A company of gentlemen, w ho were
dining at an inn, iiKjuired if the turkey
that was served to them was fresii.
"Fresh is it!" said the Irish waiter,
jauntily. "Faith, it's not six hours
since that turkey was walkin? around
on his own rale estate, with his hands
his pockets, never draraing what
urgent invitation he'd have to jine you
gentlemen at dinner."
Kxtract from a modem novel: "She
had thrown her heart at his feet, only
to be rejected. What greater punish
ment enn any woman have to hear?
Well, he might have picked up her heart,
carried it home and given it to his dog.
Or he might have put his foot upon
and HT-r-r-round it into the oust. lr,
worse still, he might have lifted it
tenderly, placed it in his coat-tail pock
et, nmrried her the next day and made
her work in a shirt factory while
fookud away his time and money in
pool room. That would have been some
thing like punishment. I lie Judqe.
ilo was a depositor in a Rochester
savings bank. He entered the institu
tion the other morning and timidly in
quired "Is the Cashier in the city?"
yes, he's at his window." "And is
Treasurer around?" " He is."' "And
the President?" "The President
in his olli -e." "Has the bank
been speculating in oil, wheat, cot
ton or mines" "No, sir." "And
il I wore to present my book could
I draw the four dollars I have
deposit?" "You could." "Well, that
takes a great burden off my mind."
sighed the stranger, us he walked
with greatly improved looks. Jtnchr.ster
(V. X.) Jjeirvic.rut.
The Messenger of the Sea.
The Vi.;e Consul for Sweden nnd Nn
way lit IJonltfuux, Mr. GuDdnrsun, ku
gesU tliut tlj time honored hottlu as
memii ol seudiu!' iiicssaircs liom Uk;
should be re.ilao;d bj' Ihe Hmall iwl
loos which at present serves no better
purpose than to delight children
torment everybody ehe. They will
raoidlv befora tliu wind, keep their uon
U:nU dry. and are a noticeable ubjeet
8 coni'leialili! distance. (Jne of them
was recently thrown overboard from
of Mr. Uundcrsen's ships which
ashore near Dover, and two hour
the loiter was posted. Dover bv an
known hand. It is quite possible
Hiioh b.iliiioin, made of toucher materi
than tliosa sold to children the world
over, might prove useful.
How the Fates Work Against Poor
It has sometimes been doubted that
there is a divinity which shapes our ends
rough hew them how we may, but there
is one man in this city who believes that
he is foreordained, predestined, prede
termined to sillier. Poor Jones! ho seems
to spend his whole life inollering to Mrs.
Jones an excellent woman, by the way
a series of apologies for doing things
ho never did, and he no sooner gets out
of one scrape than he plunges into
another. If Mrs. Jones h:is a fault it is
that of loving Mr. Jones too much for
his own good; and being so particularly
fond of him herself, she imagines every
other woman must be, and so at times
Jones finds his life not worth living.
It always happens, too, al some time
when he is in a peaceful, pious frame of
mind, walking firmly in the path of recti
tude and nourishing like a bay-rum tree.
For instance, just a few nights ago he
said, after supper, that he believed ho'il
go down town a few minutes and look at
tho new electric light, and Mm. Jones
asked him to mail some letters for her,
and he started out. whistling
"I want te be an nti-el.'
On the way down it occurred to him
that he might as well stop at. tho barber's
and get shaved, and he did so. I hen he
went to look at the light, and as ho
walked alomr the sidewalk, where it was
as bright as day. ho saw a lady in front
of him drop a folded paper out of her
purse. He started forward, picked It up
and presented it gallantly to the lady,
"Madam, you dropped this just now.
Now the most that lie expected was
grateful "thank you;" but instead of
that the woman gave a terrific scream,
grabbed hold of a policeman who wnf
sauntering by, and pointing Jones out,
" That man insulted me!"
Jones attempted to explain, but tho
policeman told him to hush up or he
would club him, and then asked tho
woman if he should arrest him. She said
n-n-o. she should ha to to have to appear
in court againt such a creature as that,
and so niter taking Jones' name and
number he. let him go.
Jones went home; hn had tasted
enough adventure for one evening and
was glad enough to get back into the no
pliice-liUe-home atmosphere again, but
when his wife saw him she held up both
"Why. Jcptha," she exclaimed; "how
you look, whore's your collar and tie
" I -1 -I don't know," stammered Jones,
who had forgotten all about the barber
shop where he had doubtless left them;
"h-h hain't I got them on?"
"Why, no! and how queer you look.
Did you mail my letters?"
" Y-y-yes." g-ipad the wretched liar;
"of course I did."
"I don't believe it," said Mrs. Jones,
in a voice that nearly took Jones out
his boots. " I know those letters are
your pocket, at this very moment. Let
Jones had a wild thought of rushing
out into the night and cold and leaving
Mrs. J. to find out all she could, but
hesitated, and tho man who hesitates
Thero they are," she said, in a tone
indicating that she had found a roll
million dollar bills, "and but what's
There was an awful silence, and you
could have heard a meeting house drop
as Mrs. Jones, with a calmness born
desperation, unfolded a piece of white
paper and read:
ToXtn tum Itliink, fln" Fre-ich ralltlnery. Dr.
One pink sit in evening h.v.met, fW.
SA II A h nr.AXK 4 Co.
It was the wretched piece of paper ho
had picked up and which fate had helped
him to t hrust into his pocket to form ono
link in this iron chain of ailver.se circum
stances. We will draw a veil over the
subsequent hilarities of that evening and
merely refer lo the atmosphere of lietsv-
and I-aie-out gloom which has enveloped
no-place like home ever since liko the
dense smoke from aglass factory. Jones
is still n s roug believer in manifest des
tiny. Detroit I'mt nud Tribune.
The British Postal Savings Bank.
The postal savings bank is not intended
to bp a general bank of deposit, but
rather for those who have lit tie to de
posit, and who wish safety first and profit
afterward. Less than twenty-live cents
is not taken, but a plan hris recently been
adopted by which an euivalcnto!' penny
deposits is allowed, though such depos
its must amount t twenty-live cents bo
fore it is entered on the depositors book.
Kaeh depositor must certify that he has
no deposits in any similar institution.
More than SloO will not be received
any one year, and no deposits can
madu beyond 750 for one person. In
terest to tho amount of two and one
half per cent, is allowed, and when prin
cipal and interest both amount to $1,000
interest also ceases.
That is the utmost sum thnt can stand
to any one name. Kvery precaution
made to keep it within the scope of
original purpose that of a people's sav
ings bank. The number of persons
whom accounts were standing at
close of the otlicial ear of 1881
2,18.i,0)0. and the total deposits were
nearly 1 70,000,00' . Tho money
by the department in the shape
deposits is laid out in tho purchase
Government bonds, on which tho inter
est is three per cent., thus saving one
half ol one percent, to the Government.
A part also is laid out in other approved
securities, on which the interest is some
times three and one-half or four
cent., thus p-iving a still larger
of profit. The net result is a profit
the department, thougti l have not
the amount of this prolit London
Cor. Chicago A'cws.
How the French Canadian is Dressed.
The New York Sun's Montreal corres
pondent relates this: "I must toll
how these girls dress," said a New York
woman to her husband. "Kirst, they
with flannel from head to loot and
llannel! Why, it's an eighth of an
Illicit. 1 lien thev go like other women
except that they put on more skirts,
usually a quilted one that s aa warm as
wood lire, then thev put ou a dress,
and ovor that a chamois jacket that
like a shoe in the mud. 1'hon thiy
ribbed wo ilcn stockings ovor their stock
ings and arctics over their shoes.
don'tcare any more about the lo iks
their feet than tho it. Louis women
Then they put on knit wristlets,
glove, then a fur or cloth dolman,
a fur cap, and finally a coil of worsted
comforters. When they are dressed,
they are hurled at a speed of a mile
minute from a toboggan, they
unhurt. If they full through the ice th
are not wet. If the thermometer
fifteen below they re id of it next
and wish ihey had known it ut the time."
A Syracuse sleigh 100 years old
driven by a man of eighty-live and
bv a horse in his thirty-fifth vear, and
the only rig in thai vicin ty that has
hauled up tor last driving lor six
The "Promised Land."
I was once crossing a series of undu
lating ranges abutt ing on Mount llermon
wiUi an F.nglish tourist, who was making
merry at the utterly barren appearance
of the "promised land." It turned out,
however, that his attempted wit served
to sharpen our observation, and we found
that all the hill-sides had once been ter
raced by human hands. A few miles
further on we came to Rashoiya, where
the vineyards still flourish on .i.ich ter
races, and we had no difficulty in coming
to the conclusion that the bare terraces,
from which lapse of time had worn away
the soil, were onee trellised with the vine,
the highest emblem of prosperity and joy.
Similar terraces were noticed by Drake
and Palmer in the Pcsert of Judea, far
from any modern civilization. It Is rash
to infer that because a place Is desolate
now, it must always havo been so, or
must always remain so. The Arab his
torian tells us that Salah-ed-Pin, before
the battlo of Hattin, set fire o the for
ests, and thus encircled the Crusaders
with a sea of flame. Now there is
scarcely a shrub in the neighborhood.
In wandering through that sacred land,
over which the Crescent now waves, one
is amazed at the number of ruins that
stud tho landscape, and show what
must onee have been tho natural fer
tility of tho country. Whenco has
come the change? Is tho blight natural
and permanent, or has it been caused
by accidental and artificial circum
stances, which may be only temporary?
Doubtless, each ruin has its tale of
horror, but all trace their destruction to
Islaiuism, and especially to the blighting
and desolating presence of tho Turk.
That short, thick, beetle-browed, bandy
legged, obese man that so many fresh
I tourists find so charming, is a Turkish
1 n;..!..i 11.. 1 1.:. l.n..n m.L.J
official. He and his ancestors have ruled
; the land since lol7. A Wilberforce in
j sentiment, he is the representation of
I "that shadow of shadows for good Ot-
mn rule. The Turks, whether in their
! Pagan or Mohammedan phase, have
I only appeared on the world's scene to
j destroy. No social or civilizing art
owes anythingto the 'lurks but progrcss
i ive debasement and decay. 'J hat heap
I of stones, in which you trace the foun
' dations of temples and palaces, where
' now the owl hool and the jackal lurks.
was once a prosperous Christian village.
Granted that the Christianity was pure
neither in creed nor ritual; vet it had.
even in its debased form, a thew and
I sinew that brought prosperity to its pos
; sessors. The history of that ruin is the
i history of a thousand such throughout
tho empire. Its prosperity led to its
' destruction. Tho insolent Turk, re-
! strained bv no public opinion.
curbed by no law, would wring from
the villagers tho fruits of their labor.
Oppression makes even wiso men mad,
and the Christians, ponded to madness,
turned on their oppressors. Then fol
lowed submission on promise of forgive
ness. The Christians surrendered their
arms and the flashing cimeter of Islam
fell upon the defenseless, and the place
became a ruin amid horrors too foul to
narrate. Contemporary Ucvicw.
Outcome of a Spelling School.
A graduate from the High School in
this citv had a call from a country school
I about two hundred miles north of Do
I troit. and he went his way provided with
several written recommends and a whole
cart-load of enthusiasm. He found the
school house to be a one-story alVair
made of Iocs nnd largo enough to hold
thirty scholars in case the teacher stood
in the door. When school commenced
the score of scholars could only muster a
geography printed in 14K, an arithmetic
a few days younger, a dozen leaves of a
speller and the half of a broken slato.
The teacher, however, went to work
to hammer knowledge into their erani
urns, and ho had convinced most of thero
that the world was round, and I hat the
sun neither rose nor set in that country,
when it came time to have a spelling
school, l'or convenience sike it was held
in a big barn, and the turn-out included
everybody from the boy who spelled
"corn" the same as "horse," for con.
venience snke, to the old man who always
put "in haist" on his letters to his brothel
It wasn't much of a contest until the
last half-dozen towered aloft. "Catarrh"
and "photograph" laid em out by the
dozens, and when only the champions
were left "Constantinon'e" floored all
but two like a bolt of lightning. Then
came the word "parasite." One ren
dered it "parysight," and the othei
gave it "perrysyte," and when the
teacher shook his head one cried out:
"I've writ that word over a hundred
times, and I guess I know!"
"And I've seen 'em every day of ray
lite for forty years, and I don't ti' (lows
for anybody!" added the other.
It is parasite," replied tho teachoj.
"I dispute it!"
So do I."
"That's the way Webster gives itPv
"Yes, trot him ouV"
Then the friends of cither rose up. to
the shindy the teacher came in for tw
black eyes, a cracked rib, kicks on thl
shin and bites on the ears, and the m'n
ute ho could get clear and over thefenw
ho headed for Detroit and reached honn
in want of so many repairs that it toot
two months to make him presentable
He had a few dollarslua him, and h
loft a ehange of clothes up there, bu hi
loesn t want to hear Irom the airectoi
They may consider that he has resigned
and any parasite desiring the situaio
can have the vacancy without ptyuif
bonus. Detroit Free Press.
An Upright Judge.
A Judge full of caustic humor and
shrewd common senso, and remarkable
for the bievity of his judgments ana th
rapid decision with which he was wont
to cut the mirrn entangled knots
litigation, was Sir Samuel Martin, Baron
of tno hxcheifuer, whoso death at tfieag-ii
of eighty-two was almost simultaneous.
by curious coincidence, with the recent
opening of the new law courts of london.
In a certain c:ise be once summed up
follows, after a mass of oontradiutorj
testimony and long speeches bycounsek
Gentlemen of the jury, you have heard
the evidence and the speeches of
learned counsel. If you believe the
woman in retl, you will hnd tha prisoner
guilty; if you do not believe her. vou will
find (lira not guilty." Ho had a thorough
hatred for interpreters it oourt, and
once, when a Spanish sailor wa.s bein
tried and tho interpreter was particularly
unskillful, he exclaimed: "Air. Inter
preter, tell the prisoni-r that he haj
Mr. to prosecute him and Mr.
defend him, and that I am the Jndgn,
and this is the jury that will try him."
This having been conveyed to the pris
oner, the ll iron continued: "Now
Interpreter, stand down," and tried
whole case in Knglish, pure and simply
li iron Martin's career was full of mercy
and kinilni-ss as well as justice, anl
left the bunch a few years ao orowned
wilh the respect and love at all
knew him. Apart from a growing deaf
ness, his physical an 1 intalleotual faeul-
tie remains I tlnimnairad until within
I three dy of hudeilhi..ctosj TrH.
For Young Readers.
THE DOLL SHE LOVES BEST.
Hhl enmn. llttl flrlrl p. find toll I pmy,
About Vwne ttane doll en you purr With all
Wh'oh o io of tm nil Is th riorpt to r"
Now romo, little liuly, ami annwrr rati true.
Fhnll I n-nlly? Well thon, I'll boffin with my
It b tov-nnlT-1oIl, nii't htw no hair yet.
ItoHiiiptoinoChrlntinHrs, Riirt hi prptty. Ion
Blnrk vf nnfl red chocks, Hnd a ctit nttle
"And thon- horr m Mamie, with swoot, prwrty
Mumnift m'tirte hor ft rtrwMi and trim mod It with
Fhe bus Ktocktngs ond utaoofl, ft cloak Hnd m
And he umllo d looks pli-aaant, as all dol
8heiitu Bit Btraltrht, and hor eyes are so
1 think i love her tho bvst-wouMn't your
This poor hftnir ed up dolllo I've had just
Hhohns out ail her hair, and the rings from
She hm c othos, Imt they're old sho can't
spoil thorn, you pop
And that Is why sh 's such a comfort to mol
Sho hftn"t a name, and is n t vory prc'fu;
Hut I molt hor, and pi t h t, you know, out of
Hor ftu e BHosndl Pho s hid many a full
And 1 th nk yes, I'm snre-l lovo h r oost of
A'. Y. iibnrrvnr.
THE CAT'S REVENGE.
Freddy was vory fond of ct8, osporlnlly kit
ton1. At loast. he am id ho wa, itnl ho miff ht to
tmvo known. Ittit I tint nfrjiul thnt If the ats,
and e-pociaily 1ho kittns. hnd boon aked, in
t tuik, whm hoy thoiiffht of I redd y, thoy
wmi d all httro mo ow d in rmiorrt, and with
out on disprnUnif voice; ' Ho is a monhtthI"
I reddy's papn hnt a pr vatn conviction that
his s-n whu ffofnir to lu th 1 ffient invnntorof
the ko. iSdnrihc (mentions had itll boon,
In one wny or imothor. connect d with cats.
Ihore hnd bfin a iht'RHtiing-machiue and a
churn and a wootMnwuiff muchinn, nil to te
worked by Rt-oer; the working models
only re juircd t lorn one lo four cais n piece,
hut the r al nm h n s. Freiidy Bind, would
n O'l "a m llion cais apl- co, except iho churn;
a thousand and ono would do for that."
Freddy came into his mother's room ono
day, cai ryniff tho Ninailoet kitten by the biil,
and -ft Inrz:
Man. ma. ft million kl tens fastened by thir
tnils like to s. to a pnr-tt- el Itnr, would I cut
t ie IkisI horse-r iko 1 lial ever wms mndo; you
must baiiff em sotha they can Just reach to
claw, like tfcht"
Mr-. Hurst, Freddy's mnnnma, pounced upon
blin a il i.e had been a nious on I -bo had
b-'on a at, x la minr, with tears in her eye.-:
o hreddyl You cruel, cruol boy! 1 lit
that poorlittlo kittiMi d wn rwtant y, and ffo
and tan I on no loot in the eo ncr as Ions (is
you poKHildy can. upon your honorl"
It wtw not j irnln-U tho i ulos to t-aik, 8' when
he h d stood lor lb e in mi t s he i-ftid :
''Mamma, do vou sudd en A ret h una felt liko
I (his wh'-n I carried her by tho tiiilr'
mio felt mui'b wot so, nitid h s mother,
irravely. ,4Her head ft It Just a yours fed-
when Oti stand n It t o lonir. and her tail
ached with your p neb. ntf and the weight of
ner nua .
"Well. (li trr to retnomlmr." auld Freddy.
thouirhuu.ly ; "but their tads lxk like
'U there wot such thl trs ai uiants without
ears, renin l h.s mother, "tn-'v wouM D'
ably th uk thai your ears wme mivuo for
htmdh'R. nnd ffo eari-yin you around by them.
Uow woulii ou liki that.' '
"1 don t know," Bawl he. ' nver tried it,"
bihI mt then he tottered and 't)opped," an h
eallei it, iiffnin-'t tho wall, and fo he riituo
siitliy out of the corner and wont for his
k.HH, which meant tbut tho punishment ww
1 erhnps you will think that the cats had a
vaca ion, at least for the rent of tliut day On
Jt wim after dlnu. r and Mrs. Hurst wns writ
ing a ictt- r.
Sue wue just tclllnjr Freddy's nunt, in thn
lot er, tliMt she redly thoiiffht i r d ly tinder
etrxKl. at IshL, bow much pa u ho wave the cuU
by bis experiments and tiiatsbe hoped tohavi
no iikto ttoubleabout it, when a wilii a d un
earthly bow 1, su h as only i red ly kn ;w ho
to ffive, made herdiop bei pen ainlruhacioe
tue yard towards the howl.
i redrly was hauffing lr-m the npplotree, not
by bis n ck, but by tin wrisi, whi- h be hid
BOiuebow e.tuffht "in a Blip-Knot of his own
niHk.nir. 1'be oilier end.-f the tope was se-
curj y fastened to the uoukd. His le-t almost
touched the ifrouinl, so Mrs. Hurst
him enotiffii to loo.-en thu knob una tree him:
she tcartd at lirst tuat ba wr.st was either
I br ken or sprained, but att r f el n it gently
! and ciirt'lu.iy, sho dindded that it wiw only
ru t 1 unci t.ruiseu, ami was aoout to eonciuet
hnu to the arnioii tKttle. whe.i a pitiful "me
ow I" in st ubovc her bead made her look
sudden y up, and there waa one of tho un
happy k ttens tied nto wnat lo ked like
fcmali fUhniff-Qot, and ainly utrugLitiff to freu
Mrs. Hurst mounted ru old chair wbtch
bUhk! unuer tho tree, d- tached the net with to
V ffon)us pu Is, and then sat down on tho
itro.in 1 with tho whole thing in hor lap, nnd
gently n le se I tho imprisoned kitten, wbieb
bad i icon fasten- d in by lacing the two e iget
ol th net togoih r, and in her struggles had
caught her claws in the most uncuimortubio
"it's her hnmraocik, maiiimn," explained
I reddv, lorxoltin to cry tiny more: ''and
diun t tie ; 1 only tied the hammock so
that sue shouldn't Ju.up out wbea i ewunif
"Ill I say to you about your cruelty to tho
en ns to uo in) wood, Frrddy," answered
ham atat r,sorrowlu ly. .-o instt ad of pun
ish i ik you uny tii'iri'. 1 think 1 mun send t. em
u.l awtiy. Cumo In and have your wrist
b.ilhed now. lu?fore it lici ns to swell; and
tie n I we-b you to stop playing for uu hour
ui;d uo s luuwhmo jnl.e alone .'nd th uk.'
Now t Ui s made Fiedily 1,-ot vory forlorn and
forstik -n. lira w, b tho Kra e. b ill lock upon
hor face, that be tihd made her o y unhappy;
so h wrnioutof iho rK.n without a word.
( Id Nun y, the cook, was in tlio k to., en pan
try l e itin Marylau 1 hisi-tnt and sing-iiur i.ke
u wuoe nuiiii ot nir: s Kiewly decided
iiDOii the kit hou for t.e- lujllkltiif irroun I. 'I bu
tuxinp nir ami so irihfr w .uld kei-p him from
leel lig utterly limo-o.i P uuil dcsoite i.
He ttioUL'bt it would hi ouster to th.nk if ho
Bad his iboiu bts al nd, so he begun:
rred-or-kt liurst: nren I. you very much
asham d? Y'ou ot.ght to lie. I'm afitd y..u
pn h 'd yourwr st. Ni w you know now the
cat's tail felu J'erhaiw it felt worse, btnause
li'a sofullof joiunj Wtmi will you do if
Ibe eats iro awa r I th nk lwtll itoouthiuk
imr laiddi.wn onthisshelf. Mauim-i did not
Pay I must stand up to do it. It s only ch ck
ii feed in ihe hait: its null n eo f r a pi
tow And I'll I e very ' ai'of til an 1 not put my
favt In the fryinir-ion. it's nice and warm
tte, alio I I ko ui tear the kittle a nir.
ai.unds a l.tllo liko purting. leibaps It ii
And ih itwastbe last or Fre l ly's thinking,
for he was la-t aalcop Bill be did iKt know
it. It re -tued to bira that the stove bad
chanired into a lonir, t.lm k sofa, and the kettle
into thecal l ugnui. And pre-e. Ilythewhole
f uid. of cats itom I.ady Ulanoho down
tho t-tuallost kitt' ii, came In, oue aftor the
oilier, and sal a Imnn y down in a tow. and
e h one stared at hl.it , hard that bo ht-Ran
tofe -I very unvoialortubio. i'roaeutly iiougiaa
"Ladies and pentlemcn, he paid,
enemy Is at last in our iower, and 1 have
sURirestiou to make 1 1 you. It seeing to
thnt ho would tie suit tbly punt-boi were ea
of us to do to blm. fur bait an hour, precisely
wbat he baa done to us that is, ua nearly
pofuibie, lor uurot-tunat ly, be nag no tail.
Are vou all a'.-rood to ibisi
And ibe wco e ten answered solemnly, and
In one mew: ' Wn are ail agreed.
Thoy a I rose f roin Ihe s ua as tber spoke,
and I red ly sud only observed that be, him
self, was no tadi-r Mian the sma lest kttien
tx-en. thai ibe kitt n was exactly aa tall aa
Ufluallv- wat. and Ibat the oiber kitten and
eat. ware tall iti nmnorilon
lxruKi waa the larg-ust, and he was at least
all f ft hiirh.
lie stood on bis hind legs and ploked Freddy
up with bis lore-paws, hold! ig- b m head
downward, and a,jUL4lug him uuoouiloriably
bard aa lie did so.
' I'oor Utile th nirl Vrar little thing!"
Oouir as, in a a thlng voloe. and rubhlng
Freddy balr the wrong way ns bo spoke.
" 1 i,fii on I In tr.M vnrri and nittV."
Ann out Into ttie'yxru' be uiarohed, swinging
Freddy I y one leg. In vain Freddy a lUlnued
i and ai-reamed. Ills scream aouli'ied to
' like la. nt mewing, and be wa powerless
thimn irri.( i.wh
i Uo gia. sat down in the swing, and, ho!d
F e!dy, -t II upidd ilown In bH units, hou-an
twinging and sinxl- g. The niotl -n and po-t-tton
togilier made Fred ly drcadtuily
and d z y. lint ho had uir felt ao utterly
belpleas in ha lie, so bo lay all J, except fur
I i.l it moan now and Ibun, Although
tremhlid to think w hut tnuht hai pen n, it,
was th nklt 1 when Dougia suddenly Jumped
up and handi'd bun to Mint, saying:
1 ' It's your turn u w; wo d l -tier not be
I lonir a out it, for V ar bo t-h uld wane before
i W'-'ve all b td a i-baium at bun '
" I in not iroinir in take mt turn, thank
you.' and Mint put bun grully on the grouud.
and f ld"d h -r paw.
" in w Is tbli? ' mid Douglas, sternly; "
r: t-d a tlio rest did."
"I know it," nd Mint, "Imt I f o got how
went a ros-iho yard and balf-ay down
lane, aflerda K, to pic inn some oitutpluat
nignt I was 11, to ansa Aunt Etanov saw
Uilvnt urn mo. )t did ur mo, and lug.
11 the blao lest Ol crnil.."
" Vou rreexouaed," ea d I onglas. "Nentr'
la y HUn l rtspp "d orwarl and
Fi-Mldn up In lor soft while p w.
wondered what she would Uud t do to
for. turns b i en d ri-m miter, be had
D eu kiud tj her she lal o P 't
hh a i t i turn omrnrri ly on r mi.
pulll g a i anuful .I l nuuiii two
. u-" ij u" "" "
littie point, fhe polled verv hard, and rrti
I tiiM'li, a It was tietl. f It Me r-rfy or llt'y
moiii to-blt s; but r ho talked to hlrn jrontiv. In
a soft, purr nir voinr, all thf tin to she we doing
it, telllnsf him how b-eonthig It was, and O'
ceRiftiiHoy flopping t Mroke hlrn. A shriek
of lniitfht'-r from toe other cats greeted hot
tluiNhcd wot k. and then I'oter tho (treat ostne
cag'-rlv fin ward, dalmlng;
" ft s my turn ntwl I've wot the wplnnt
shells all ready I" And turntnsr Freddy en his
hack, I'oter squeezed his huid and feet Into
wiiinut-'-beli thnt were much t'K tfirht lor
them, and then put him bwn on all fours, nnd
told him to "wik Hpani-h." Kvery time
reMy tried tn nc. or even to roll ever, Peter
grained him, and tet him down on hs bunds
end ret again. Faeh step ho took was a no pi
rate pain; the ph-dls neemed to grow tlirhrer
every minute, but Jieu as he thoiiht hn could
not tcar it a moment longer, jHiuglas said,
Bte nl v :
Time's upl Next!"
Thon Peter the Hmall advanced, and, without
saving a word, plek d up I'red ly s f' ot, thus
chimin it hlin to walk on tii hnnds. Alihouih
Fn ddy had managed deperstely to pull off
the walnut-shell la-foro hi next porsetihr
bosun, be d d not enoy being ' wheel-uwr-rowi
d " a'wnit the ynnl, his lojrs firmly bAtd,
and his arms and bands compelled to mtln
his whole weight, Peter went faster and faster,
and Freddy, afraid to "top moving his hanA.
was breathless with fatigue beiote be once
tnoro heard Douglas say:
"Time sup! Next!" Th s time he addrd:
s he tM gins to show siirns of waking, the
six kitten" cm all go at h m at onee,'
With a six fold mew of del air, the klttni
fell upon him. the oldest exclaiming:
11 We'll make him walk tight rope first
stretch the cldtbH-lfn", some ot you T"
Five pairs ot willing paws ptretchd the
clothes-lin 1 etwef n two posts, and Freddy
was set upon It and left there, unsteadily bah
nmung himself, many feet from the ground.
W th a taint hope of gain ng the nearest post,
and slidltiflr down It, he net out on h a perilous
Journey, with trembling fern nnd sw mm ng
head. He wavered he was almrst gone, and
a savage hiss amse from thecal aud.once.
A few in - h'S further h crept, waving hl8
arms w Idly, and then he fell.
1 was hot only a dream-fall, either. Rls
feet went into the frying pan, he rolled from
the shelf, and waked, spluttermgnnd ohoMng,
with his head in the little tub of brine whoti
Aunt Nancy bail that morning mixed for hor
The kettle was belling over,, and the water
hissed angr ly on the move.
Ho stniwiled to his feet, .lust as his mother
and Aunt Nancr, eaeh havtnir heard the oom
ino'ion. came in at dl To ent do u s.
O mamma!" be cried, running into bis
mothers arms, "save m1; from ihe ots! in
deed, indeed, I'll never tense thetn or hurt
them anv morel"
Jittle bv little, Freddy was convinced that
he ta-'d been dreaming, but his dream had been
so terribly vivid and real thst he never forgot
it. He was very gentle with tbem a tor that,
but particularly tender and afTcrlii nate to
i-he was the only ono of them ail who
d dn't help to torment mo. m mtna," hewo ild
e;ly for his nn ther hailagn odto " pretoml"
thHtit had all redly happened and t was
just because I'd been a 1 ttle k ml to hor, only
onoo. th, 1 think cats are a great deal better
than loys-that a, most cats than most boyw!"
JiroMTt Vatult'jrifti i?i youth s Omjvwwon.
Hold On !
Hold on to your tongue when yon are
ready to swear, lie, or speak harshly,
or use an improper word. Hold on to
your hand when you are about to punch,
strike, scratch, steal, or do any irn roper
act. Hold on to your foot when you
are on Ihe point of kicking, ninn'ng o f
from study, or pursuing the patu of
error, shatee, or crime. Hold on to
your temper wtien you are angry, ex
cited, or imposed upon, or others are
angry with ou. Hold on to your heart
when evil assovi 'tes seek your company
and invito you to join in their mirth,
games and revelry. Hold on to your
good name, for it is of more value than
f old, high places, or fashionable attire,
iold tn to the. truth, for it will servo
you woll, and do yon good throughout
eternity. Hold on to jonr virtue it is
above all price to yon in all tin es nnd
places. Hold on to your good char
acter, for it is and will ever be your best
wealth. Cirisiian Weekly.
The Philosophy of Colds.
The closing of some or all of the sev
en millions of pores of tho surface is
but another name for a cold. These
pores are but the outlets or openings of
the sewerage of the body, intonded to
carry o:V the waste and dead particles
of tho ever decaying body, to repair
which the food is daily taken, lioth
physical and mental exercise aid in car
rying oil the tissues that have "outlived
their use illness," an extensive system
of conduits, said to aggregnto twenty
eight m les in length, leading to the
siinace from all parts of tho bo ty, tho
openings of which are well protected,
to guard against obstructions from the
impur.ties of the skin. A chill from any
cau-e, particu'arly when lollow ng a
depressed state of tho system, the re
sult of undue warmth, tends to drive
the blood from the surface, the smart
vessels of the skin conta;ninr about
one-half of that of tho whole body, thus
depriving the pores of their stimu us
and nouri-hment, with a consequent
condition which results in an inactiv
ity, a failure to remain open nnd cf
foctivo. Hence tho dryness and con
traction, and the uncomfortable sensa
tion of this surface. And, hence the
congestion, more or levs, of the internal
organs, a feeling of fullness. Hence
I he unusiia internal heat, the inllam-
matioii of some of these organs, as the
lungs, liver, kidnes, stomach, etc.
Hence the cold feet, hands and sur
face, deprived of their usual stimulus.
the blood is the life, the warm
.UTrents from the heart, intended orall
tirts of the body, not reach ng these
.irts in the usual quantity. Why aro
there more colds in the winter than in
warm weather? 'ot wholly because of
the cold, for some one has truthfully
sa d: ' We do not take cold, but hot;
After being accustomed to the debili
tating ini.uences of the ' heated term,"
the whole system enervated, particti.ar
lv the vessels of the skin, colds are usual
during the chill.' nights of the fall, par
ticularly w hen persons are not careful
to change cloth ng to torrespond w th
the abr pt changes of the temperature.
The same principles apply to m d-
winter, during which time so man. aro
subjected to a heat that would not bo
tolerated in the summer, having the
false and unphysiological idea that
such heat is a protection aga nst colds,
the opposite being emphatically true.
1 hese hot rooms so debilitate the ves
sels of the skin, enervating the whole
bodv, that colds are peifectly uafural,
Indeed, those who are most exposed to
tho eool, bracing and inviorating air
of winter, at work in tho forests,
shepiug ou tho boughs of the hemlock.
i a n do hut, or those who aro the
drivers of public conveyances, are by
no means as subject to colds as are the
hovered" those enervated by out
ov"T heated rooms! These svmptorcs
arc much aggravated b, tho coldness
tn feet from tight boots, etc C'oirts
TJitlt more Irom the difference
t)1 temperature of dille ent pa ts
C7n bodv. one being in perspiration,
.T?l another suflering from cold. It
rit easy n atter to take a cold in a hot
("tin. sitting by the lire, thongh not
Vn a cool current of air might fa I
kf victim, the unusual heat With
Wakening e ects. doing the work
-wtT nd I that a sore throat may as o
nsult from a derangement ot
V'omach. as from a cold, the irritation
ft the stomach oxteiid.ng up to
Treat and ton :ue. the coating on
"titer, being the same as that of
fftminch. I will enlarge only to
tVat the euro of a cold is secured by
it versed con .ition, opening the closed
j-ons. Dr. J. il. ilannajrd.xn Uoldtn
A literary Vcrmontcr who recently
tried the power oi the human eye on
farooious bull is recovering from
wounds and bruises, but had lot
O wmvlrfMtii Pcnrol ennt Ihoii, dear H.nvnljr
Con. flit to Irv wltMn our honrtn oprrf.",
M Id I h hnrnh tumult of our wot Inly rnm.
Our rnipty hoip, our plt'M.tirf1. llRht n. air.
Nor lonff to neck tby n.tio rt niio 01 ri'ftt ,
Ihnii tttifwt rofneft of tlie unit' and topf,
lh"U Hrt tht MRvior', Bnvem (rn, hist lwitlot
A greu'er .1I thnn Jor, more coiifttunt, fair,
O wondroun i'oel
flon" h.vr not mtrh boon pitrwl
A Hp hHlh itrnntrd to thp huniHn brwst.
" Mu iMfc-o 1 irlvo." l hpiltiurn ntowt rnn!
Th lMp repo. of Chritt Htm.clf toRhnrn.
All bail 1 1 bou niomlnv-ptHr of diiy more blt'flt,
( wontln.im 1'onool
JWio H. Thaurr, m Lhicaoo Adranea.
GOD AND THE BIBLE.
Looking at the liible merely as a his
toric fact, what evidence is there that
God had anythingto do with it?
It wns not, crunpo-ed at one time.
Kobodv claims that it whs indeed, the
critical tendon y now is strongly in the
other dircction. vi... to I reak i' up into
an indefinite number of fragments.
Thus, the I'entiteu h was not written by
Moses, but at a much later t mo, toward
tho close of tlio Jewish monarchy, and
was then compiled out of a very largo
number of earlier fragments. No mat
ter what theory of dates may be held, it
is clear, and admitted, that in the liible
we have a book made up of some three
score books which were written at w idcly
sundered times and p aces At the very
lowest calculation the books, as to their
origin, span a thousand years of time,
and more probably according to the re
coifed chronology, fifteen hundred
years. Hero, then, is a historic lino fif
teen hnndred years long. Is there any
unity or sequence in that history which
has any bearing on the question of tho
supernatural origin of the Bible?
Well, there is at all events an un
broken historic thread stretch'ng from
Kdcn to l'atmos; a single line unbroken
dur.ng all those centuries of conllict
and change, and drawn out cons'stently
by many different writers. That history
is" taken up and carried forward f ro.ii
one generation to another iu such a way
as to justify one in saying unit it is an
one thread. And it unwinds from one
idea, which is giyen at tho beginning of
the history in tho s'a'e nent that one of
the chldren of men should crush the
devil. This statement 19 tho key to hu
man history. It indicates tho division
into good and bad into which all history
fals, and it fore ells tho fact, which all
h;story brightens and sharpens, that
there is a movemout on foot to dotr y
sin. Is it not important to in'iniro
whether there is any truth in this h pe
or prediction. The one act of interest
is that it was persisted in through all
those weary and dWcourag ng ages, that
the eyolution or revelation of the doc
tr no of .'esus Christ is the one idea to
wards which all this Hook, in all parts
and through nil tho centuries, persist
ently and consistently turns. This idea
was steadily developed from the first
promise onward. All types and ceremo
nies point to it. All prophet ic voices con
verge upon it. The hoe grows brighter
as the national life declines, showing
it to be so nething above, and independ
ent of, all national and natural move
ments. When Christ ca ne, the slow
leveloping hope was suddenly realized.
It was predicted C hrist shon d eomn of
Abram's seed and David's house and
Ile'did. Thnt He shoo'd be born of
virg:n nt Bethlehem, at a time when the
natioual dynasty was in ruins; and it
ca- e to pass. That the result of His
coming i-hould be the destruction of
Jerusalem and the founding of a new
kingdom and it was so. Here, then,
an idea, evolved or revealed, sustained
consistently and logically from age to
age by different writers, from all e asses
ot people, kin"S and peasants, and with
out any possibility of c Husion between
them It is one living hope; travel ng
on or two thousand years and shining
at last over the ruin of the nation for
whom it originally arose, living, triumph
ant, indestructable hope. How is this
accounted for? If it had been written
one time, by one hand, conceived nnd
consistent y developed by one human
mind, that would have been a literary
trinmph unmatched in the h'storv
letters. Hut it was wr'tten in many
aes, by many hands, and trom many
ranks o:' life let Cermnn criticism
bie k up the Old Testament. Break
ing d amonds multiplies their faces.
Let the heterogeneity of the
fragments of sacred writings be carried
to any extent that critic sm niav elect.
the process will only m:'gn fv tho mys
tery of such a book hav ng only a human
origin. For the destructive criticism
while it multiplies the nieces, can not
ko the intol lgence out of them,
cannot destroy tho conspicuous onity
and progresshe development of the
sacred idea, lirst dimly shadowed forth
to our first parents, and traveling
toward clearness from ago to age,
the sun rises in strength Irom hour
It any one says: "It was natural de
velopment along a nat onal line,"
wi.l be sullicienl answer to sav the current
of the hi-tory se's strongly against
the national lite, and can not, there ore,
be its purely natural outcome. It was
written by Jews, it was most sacredly
guarded by them, and yet it is anti-
iiowish, recording their sin ana the
doom, and eventuating straight airainst
their nationality. It is nat onal history,
making headway against nat onal feel
ing. If, then, the literary difficulty
supposing the Book to be m natural
product wt re overcome, there would re
ma n the stupendous ditlicultyof ac
counting, on principles of nat ur liter
ary development, lor a writing
whose current sets against the jeople
who evolved and so sacredly guarded
But the Biblical doctrine ' aa pecul
iarly progressive as its history.
make this unbroken and continuous
more d Hi ult than to preserve a con
nected history. The latter might pos
sibly be accounted for in a mechanical
way; but thought is not mechnn.cal;
can not be anil c ally matched
pieces of a mosaic. It is subject
such tree play of indiv dualism as
made iho history of opinions generally
a history of contradict ons. Bat
1 ilile, from t rst to last, reveals a har
monious system of doctrine not
harmonious, but steadily and logically
progressive. It not only moves, but
moves along the same upward rising
line. Acain it constitutes a dweloi-
mcnt against the national chara ter
the people among whom it originated,
it could not. then, be an evolution.
fundamental conception of lod. for
resists bleadily the Idolatrous
tenden iea of the people. I hat concep
tion was not a.Iewish growth. When
they swerved, it drt w thora back. T
Idea is unloltled Irom a plane aoove
national lite; so also ts doctrine of
arrays itself constantly aga'nsl Uie
ular level. And ts doctrine ot redemp
tion, appearing to Iho childhood o;
raco in pictures, und to its manhood
spoken prophecies, this is sui peneris
relig ous 1 terature. If this was evolved,
why have not other laces, as tirebk
lioiimn, standing far higher in guuei-al
culu re, shown some para lul to
wonderful untold ttg The fact is,
religious books are t uiinealiv fiagmont
ary, like tho ethical eauiuuaui (
f.iciiis, or th mo al apfconun of flit
1 hamapntla- They never develop
worthy system even in oi e nge. mucl
less one that grows, as wilh son
Heavenly vitality, en from one period
of time to another. In the Bihin two
score writers, along the sky of liflcwir
hundicd years, aro painting intlept nd
ently, hero the touch of a shepherd's
uniraoticed hand, here a prophet's
mystio stroke, here an unlettered tish
er'man's rutle art. And as Ihe cent,
tirios are wheeled under that Bky. there
comes out one picture, advancing
to fuller light, and always along the
same doctrinal line, a picture of sucb
moral effect as to command tho admira
tion of the world. Is that the natural
product of human thought ' It weri
easier to believe that Hamlet was writ
ten by ado en diQercnt men in a doei
different centuries, from all social sta
tions in lite, each writing one scene,
w thout having seen the w it ng of the
othors. When such a literary achieve
ment becomes credible, it will be creoH
bin that the historic and doctrinal unity,
elevation, progressivencss of the Bible
hail the accident,! origin of a score ol
diilerent. and diverse kinds of writer.
The relations between New and Olrf
Testnmonts prompt y preclude the idr
of merely natural origin. Whydoes th
kev lit tho lock? The harmony of th
personality of ( hrist with tho typos arte
prophecies is of itself s sutlicient vindi
cation of supernatural origin. This it
not Mosaic It is life.
" What was hn tnntdld ntnke It? See, mv I owl.
Would you not dreamed it breathed, and thai
Ild verily bear bloodr"
Chicaro Int rior.
What Boys Will Be.
" Poys will be boys," but they wiH
be just Rtich boys as their associates old
I and young make them. You can not
make them men if jou ty, but if you
J will permit and encourage thom to be
bos, you can direct what kind of boyf
1 they will bo. It is this di"-tin. t on thai
I is at fa It in most of the relations thai
exist bet wee i the church and her chil
dren: it tries almost invar ably to make
boys Christian m n, instead of Chris
tian bo s. There have not been want
ing churches that expected boys to loj e
to read the serous portions of the
I ible l.bo a father in Israel to be grave
ami mirthless like a man who hnd car
ried burdens and grief for years; to he
ba anced nnd decorous as a Judge try
ing a man whoso life was at isne-; to be
quiet and reverential as a military vot
eran with whom it has become second
natu'e to do homage to h;s sui eriors.
The average boy is repelled by all
this, while if he were nllowo l to bo a
boy-Christian, shuna ng all vieiou?
companionship, avoiding al foul oi
firofane speech, check'ng h temper,
earn ng obedience nn-1 all the otlroi
boyhood virtues, while encouraged1 te
plav as heartily, laugh as merrily, ;ok
ns play.ully, frisk as coltishly as- his
When pastors, parents, Sunday
school oilicers and teachers nppreciut
the harmless boyish traits ot youtn,
there will be less danger of repelling
tho young, les-i anxiety al out the skep
t'c'sm of men, lo-s remorse over sons
gone astray, less' regr t over the- ab
sence of men in the pews.
It is one thing to ma; o inem nercei
boys; it is t uite another to take the
boyhood out of them. Hum the latter
wi'h the same caution that you mboi
for the former. Here is a thome foi
every pulpit, a lesson for eery teacher,
a motto for every superintendent, a
thought for every parent. (ioluen Ride.
According to a table pre- ared by
Secretary Tarhox. of the Collo .e and
I d ration Society, a consi erable ) ro
portion of the students in our o'leges
an i universities are pro ess ng Chuis
tians, but the number ha ng ihe min
istry in view is comparatively small.
'1 he whole number (X col eges in th
country is about four hundred. W e ap
pend the ligures of oulv t-o e of the
lead, ng ones, the taij.es being appar
ontlv very incomplete, 'Iho first column
of ligures represents tho whole number
of st dents (including, in so t e in.
stall cs, those in preparatory ( lasses);
tho second, the numJ er of pro easing
Chrst ans; tho third, tho number study
ing for the ministry; and the lourtii,
conversions dur.ng 1S62:
Amherst Coll"iro, Mass fW!
Hi t a ( I'lli ire. Mo. .
Iln wri I liner l y, R. I... .
t olby llniver-titv. Me
Da tmouth I'olli tre, N. H....
Hum I on l ollive, N Y
I arvard 'invert ity. Ma s. .,
K mix olloire. 111
M ru-ita Co lope, Ohio..
MliUlleliury ( olii'KO, V t
I'lilie ton C' ll'-RO, iN. J....
University of Vermont, t,
Yelt'oll ire (!onn
The totals of the firet thrae cohimns,
represen ing thirteen colleges, are
8,7:iy students, 1.748 pro oss ng t hris
tians and i'J-' who are study ng with
the ministry in view. -N. 1. Observer.
Torturing a Spying Tutor."
Ke was the pink of perfection. If
the cream of human excel ence was to
be chur: e 1 the butter would, limp ia
the shape of l'rof. I orteus yre, tutor.
be had contracted the I ad' habit ol
stealing up stairs in his stocking feet to
see if the lights were out nt ten. It is
hard teaching old dogs new tricks, but
boys sometimes suoi eed better w4h old
professors. Tommy Tayre ia a oadav
eroi s youth, with a ai Iphur-oolored
musta ho, but the iron rod entered his
sou1, an I ho said he must do what he
could. So h bought three papers o'.
carpet-tacks one night anal stood the
innocent littU nails on thw.r heads all
the w..y down the stairs, and retired,
with Iils faitiatful followers to tho wood
closet above to await le-ta'ts. 1 romplly
the chapel all struck ton, then a -c,sok
of wailing and whisper. ng followed,
l'reacnt y came a Hurry, steeping souodl
like woo f stockings 'eeli g ihoir way
over rou k boards. TUniiiiy tucked his.
hat in his mouth his mouth luns cluai
around, except a email .stlimus waivhi
connects the top of bis leal with, the
nape of his neck aad hoid h a nose
till the first burst of glee had subuklod.
r ov etime a suppfe-sed screaiau one
foot I'll tho stairs, then alio htw foot
dowav then a Bcreata that wasa t sup
pressed, then a howl, he hnd struck Che
bejoud stairs; then he sat down on the
next step, but he got up nga tv, and a
groan, with exclamation points nfler it,
came tearing up to ihe wood closet.
The boys stood buck to give 'tommy
room to kick; then came a s rsmblino
and shouting of heavy woids, ana
torn pro rptly appealed nnd asked in a
voice fresh from tho valev of No1.
hat aoems to be tho matlerf"
"Matter! 'Ihe boys! Tho demons!
Conounlit; see here! Hup" and he
sin ted about and hung to the rail ng,
and tried to stand on his knoes. Tom
brought a light, and t o boys cairiod
tho wounded mun to his roiiiii, o ered
sympathy, got a claw hammer and.
drew out the tacks. 'Iho processor
wears slippers and s;ts O'l a cushion.
'Join sits ou nettles, for sevente n I oya
know the secret, and it is spreading
like snmil pox in aa injma i,auij. Ku
I hit of London,
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