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iiiixst.uuo. OI1IM. THE EASTER MORN. Al' loot I hp e-hidsonic Faster Mom, I or u hie 1 1 Ihf sprioir-t line V Mowers are born lurlh wens her uuvi st reties to-day. And i a-ts her l.eolen lout) uw;y. IIiiik on! ! riic.i clour! Itiau 111!" Mini near! (I, bolls in Hooploshlirhl , If I II W i II I III' (111 w u Ol Faster Mom, ' . Ilein.",( !i it spi hitf-1 ilno ftky. Ttlnom. lllir-. (m your slander stenn To enov-n the (liiy like diadem. Ami liliiiiK y ' 1 1 1' petals white, jik' F.a-der nliais idad und bright. v litli' rim mt clour. From tut- un-l near. Tin' bells in t -).c IllKll, AikI ulud hearts raise '1 luur s,nns (it praise llClleillh II spritnr-t line's slcT. Maru I). Ilrinr. in (tnhlm Dinf. A SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT. Tom Wilkinson had looked forward to t lie evening of the 17th of December with som amount of pleasure. He was to spend it at the house of his friend J:iek Spencer, of (iuy's. Nut only that, lint Spencer's aunt, who kept house for him, had been kind enough to tisk Amy l)ur:mt, Tom's fianctc, to come as well. Tom had lint few opportunities of meeting Amy, so ho nal nrrilly vv us glad of this one, es pecially but. the reason why will soon be manifest. However, for some reason or other, lie did not greatly enjoy himself. Miss Spencer, having taken the somewhat bold step, for her, of inviting the lovers to her bouse, did not see fit to leave them alone for an instant. .lack Spencer scarcely saw the fun of having Tom up to upend nn evening trv ing to be alone with MissDurant : so. nfte- an hour's insipid miiic, and more insipid conversation, ho drew Tum out of the room on a very Weak pretext, and dragged htm oil to his den. 'Look here, Tom, I' ve had nough of thai cackT". 'onto and have a smoke 'I don Vvure it' I do;, but I'm afraid Amy won't, half like my leaving her." "Quite, a mistake: don't Jlatter your self so crossly. Ill-sides, you'll set plenty of her when you're married She'll get on very well with my aunt now they're alone, and it strikes me you weren't getting on very brilliantly. .Now what, w ill you smoke?'' 'I've some rather good cigars Wilkinson's reply; "let me oiler one." ile put his hand in his pocket. "Confound it'." ho exclaimed: "I was vou must have left my case in my great coat. " "Never mind, old man, try this pipe; W a beauty: got it. from an American, who-e leg I helped cut oil' for him at the hospital." Wilkinson took it, thinking .at the Fame time the recommendation was a strange one. ' liat a jolly den you have!" ho said, as he lit up. "Not so had. Don't let my aunt hear vou call it a den, though; it's a frtudv'.".. .... Wilkinson laughed. "I'.v Jove, t hough, Tom. I do study now. and liomistako. ll'm one of the coming men. 1 can tell you. I'm goin in for medicine on a now thuory." "And how about your practice while you are perfecting your theory ?"' ! my aunt will buy jne a, practice fast enough. ' Yes, my boy, I'm going to revolutionize medicine. No more doctoring up a man's body; that' avast mistake.'' 'What are you going to do then?" .' "Doctor up his mind." Wilkinson smiled; ho did not ipiite Fee, what his friend was driving at. However, he had considerable interest in science, and still more in Jack Spen cer's progress, so he asked to bo fur ther enlightened. There was nothing that Speneer wanteilv so much as an appreciative listener. Ho launched out under full sail. "If s a perfect mystery to me, Tom, and to a few other men, why such mar velous phenomena as we hear of oc casionally in the domain of electro biology, as it's called, obtain so little scicnlilic attention." "There's such a lot of humbug con nected with it," suggested Wilkinson. "Of course there is, but it has a sound basis of fact. The science is in its in fancy as 'Vet, but. it must grow. It a known fact that one mind can influ ence another even at a distance, is not:'" "I oneo saw a mesmerist, and cer tainly he seemed able to do anything, but I thought he was only conjuror." "Empirical generalization, unworthy of you," remarked Spencer. "1 won't ipiotc cases, though 1 might do so for week, but just look at those books, they are fuil of wcll-uuthetitieiited, scientifically-conducted experiments." . lie took down from a shelf Darwin's "Zoonomia," .Maenish's "i'hilosophy Sleep" and several volumes of the'Tle vue Scientiliipie." -Now." continued Speucer. "it proved that the mosinerizer can con trol the. will, the actions, even the be lief of his subjects; if he gives him draught of water he can make him be lieve it is champagne; if he gives him an ink-bottle lie will smell it and think it a lovely rose." "Have you seen these experiments?" asked Wilkinson, "Seen them? Why, I've made them." J Wilkinson looked up astonished. "Yes," said Spencer, "that's why feel such an interest in this business. possess the power of mesmeri.ing to considerable degree, and 1 cultivate every chance I get. Have a liulo V hUk y?" . "Thanks, I will." 'Of course you will," replied Spen cer, with a smile. "I decided while we were talking. Influence one mind yver another, you nee." Wilkinson made a hasty exclailiat He wss rather adverse to being experi mented on in this way. "How is all this going to help yiSu doctoring?" lie asked. 'Simply enough. Induce a slate trance; give your patient some water; make him believe it is the medicine require.!, and it will buy., the same effect. Or if an operation is required you can perform it ilii.'iug the trance, lis ho is quite tneiisib!e to pain." "llu! il.iti vou 'always ' induce trance'.-; ' .. . ... "That's a weak point, hot in time shall get over that. I can iiilliicnee four people out of live. MissDurant, for instance, would be a very subject. " Wilkin' ,n. .vit silently smoking for few minutes, A pparoiil.y the mciit of Ann '.- name had turned his thoughts , into anol her channel. lie half wished ho was. back in room where the vv:i tutiing. 'Hu n thou ''ht of recent o euli, and iluteru- is it a of is a I I a it that, of ion. in of he this we good a ion i tin) he ineit that tie would snow tliai. no oeMin enjoy himself without her. The two friends were soon in thn midst of an animated discussion of their former subject. Spencer told of varioM curious experiments in which the cporator had questioned Ids victim on all sorts of subjects, olilaining replies to everything, even when the question was one which he would nut have wished to reply to if conscious. This made 'Wilkinson remark that. the possession of this mesmeric gift placed a vast power in the hands of tho operator. "Yes, tt undoubtedly does. Fortu nately, scientific men nrn the last in tho world to take advantage of it for private ends." Wilkinson looked at his friend. "Did you over try it from personal motives Spencer looked as if he wished tho question had not been asked. t don t mind lelnug you, lorn i did once. You remember Nellie Fletcher?" Yes; I thought you liked her at ono time. So 1 did, but I wanted to know if she liked me. I put her into a trance, with her consent, anil made her an oiler. She refused me. "Didn't she remember anything about it afterward Not an atom. Tho best of it is that tho subject, can't help answering abso lutely truly, uninfluenced tiy enqueue or anything ot that sort. I ou re a lucky fellow, Tom. to have been safe in proposing to Miss Durant without having to experiment Uist. "Yes," was Tom's laconic reply. "No doubt about her liking you?" "I hope not, as we are engaged." "You rn a lucky dog; she's a charm ing girl." Wilkinson naturally assented, but did not feel altogether pleased when Spen cer began praising Miss Durant some what enthusiastically. He felt still less so when Speneer ended by saving "You don't know what a debt of gratitude you owe me, Tom. I could make her think you the meanest scamp on the eartli and 1 forbear. "What do you mean?" "I mean she is a splendid subject I could easily gain complete control over her mind ami continue tho in tluence in the waking state." Wilkinson began to feel uncomfort able, and changed the subject abruptly. "Did vo'i have a good time at tho Kesterton's dance the other night?" "Splendid," replied Spencer, warmly He was not so wrapped up in science that ho was unable to enjoy the lighter pleasures. "I m utraid you ilutn though; you looked as if you had the blues." Tom could not say lie had passed a pleasant evening. Ihe truth was that Amy had, on that occasion, dance several times with liartlctt, a cousin and a reputed old tlamo of hers. Tom was of a very jealous disposition, ani had taken ollense at it without explain ing his reason. Consequently there had existed during the last lew days decided coolness between tho lovers and Tom had hoped that on the present evening he might have a chance of making matters smooth again. However, Amy had not felt call upon to allude to her conduct, and he had not lUme so. Ho wanted a confidant, and so he began to monopolize the talk; it was his turn. He told .lack tho whole story, confessing his jealousy of Harllett and asking his advice. "My dear boy," said Sponeor, "there's only one course open to yon. You are making yourselt miserable by this un certainty; why not decide once for all whether Miss Durant caress for you and you only?" "How can I?" "Easily enough. We will get her in hero; 1 will mesmerize her, and while she is in the trance we will ask her if she cures two straws about Iiartlett." "It's all very well for you to talk in this easy way; you don't know what it is to be jealous." "Don't 1?" exclaimed Spencer; "re member Nellii 'lint how can wo get Amy here?" asked Wilkinson. "What possible ex cuso can we have for asking her:1" "We don't want one," replied Spen cer. eonlidentlv; "all wo have to do is to wilt that she shall come." "I ii m't believe it." "Let's try," suggested Spencer. "W niav fail, I acknowledge: wo can but try!" "After a moment's hesitation Wilkin son assented. "Now," said Spencer, "concent rate your mind and will strongly that sho shall conn Tom knitted his brows and willed. would have been an amusing sight for any spectator. The two young men with eyes li.xod and hands tirmlv clenched, were bent forward in an alti tude of intense suspense, doing appar ently nothing. "Aro you willing?" asked Spencer, after a time. "Willing as Barkis," was tho re sponse. "Keep it up." Thej' kept it up for some time with out result, then just as H Ukinson was about to resign, Spencer exclaimed "Hark!" "1 sha n t be long, said a voice the distance. Then came sound the of a door being closed "ISy Jove, she's coming!" cried Spen cer. "Quick, lorn, hide away tho things." The whisky bottle and glasses were hastily smuggled into a corner, and the pipes shied into the lire-place. Then came a gentle knock at tho door, followed by a soft "May 1 come in ?" Spencer opened the door. "Excuse my interrupting)" said Miss Durant, "but I thought you might want to smoke, so I brought Tom's cigar case which fell out of his pocket on tho sola." A mere excuse, Tom, whispered Spencer. Miss Durant turned to go, but Silen cer detained her by sating: "We were talking of you, Miss Du rant, ju.st as you caino." "Iiidei Ye- said her h in iver; been letting me into a few of the secrets of his profession. It. seems he's a great mesmerist, and was saving that you were a capital siibjc-t." "Am I r1 I've never been mesmerized in mv life. What is it. like?" .-I'M.....: 1...I ll.i,.., O, ll,,i ,nl.l llie.SUUM,-.sL Mllli ,11 iiiu ....it.,, poneer. " l ou only urop on lino Jack has a kind of dream "And then th do what he like "How curioii.' it," said Amy. "I'll mesmerize you with pleasure mesmerist niak " added Tom. 1 should like to Vou like," said Spencer. "You will be hound to answer all questions truthfully, said loin, warn- Amy looked up ruther uumiycd. It in "fine wmihl imagine you were of opinion that truthfulness was not one of V usual characteristics," she said. "I'm not afraid of the test." "Shall I goon':'" whispered Speneer to Tom. "Yes," said Tom, desperately, "lire away." Amy was quite ready. Following Spencer's directions, she sea'ed herself in a chair and lixed her eyes steadily on a small di-k w hich ho pla I on the wall. You'll be sure and wake nir after ward'.1" she said. "O, yes; that's a matter of no dilh ulty. Amv settled down to the operation with the remark that it win like being photographed. VV llkinson stood behind tier, anxiously watching the progress of the experi ment, while Spencer began making slow passes. " hen you feel drowsy let your eyes lose," ho said quietly. In a very short, time Amy seemed to bo feeling the inlluence ot the operator. r eyes closed, and she appeared to bo fast asleep. Is sho oil'?" whispered Tom. I think so, but we will leave her ft few moments and make quite sure." "I an she hoar what wo say? "(). no." "I'm half ashamed about it." said Tom; "upon my word I don't think she really cares about liartlctt." Wait a few minutes anil you will know for certain." After a few moments morn and a powerful pass or two. Speucer gently opened tier eyes, which were quite li.xcd. There sho is, vou see," ho said to Tom. "Ait you certain she's oil'?" For reply Spencer gave her car a pinch. ion seo sho is absolutely uncon scious, lie said; "you might cut on her arm and she would not feel it. What shall I ask her ?" Ask her about the ball," suggested Tom. "Very well; I'll make, her believe she is at the Kestertotis ilanee. Miss uu- rant !" "Yes," replied Amy, dreamily "Can you hear what I say?" "Yes' "Do vou know who I am ?" "No." "You ought to know niv voice." said Spencer. "I'm Tom Wilkinson." "I say. Jack" interrupted Tom. "Shut, up! Have vou enjoyed the evening ?" "Very much," was tho eager reply. "Have ton danced with Mr. Bartlett to-night ?" "Y es, several times, and I'm engaged to bun tor another waltz. "Ah, I see him coming," said Spoil cor; "I must resign you, I suppose." "Now," lie whispered toTom, "quick hero's your chance; I'll make her b'j liove you're liartlctt.1 Tom came forward. ('.. I u,v,,.,lr in ii, v nalnril rn!"1 .... . ...v ... ...j ........... ,...,. ho asked. "Yes; but try and talk intelligently, like liartlctt. ' lint Tom could only make a few vapid observations, till Spencer tol him to begin dancing, as lie was mak ing Amy believe tiio waltz had bo gun. Tom put his arm round her waist and slowly moved her round the room '1 haven't often had this pleasure to night, he said, speaking in Ins char acter of liartlctt. O, how can you say so, Mr. liart lctt: this is tiio third walla you've had." Tom looked daggers at Spencer, who encouraged him by a look to go on. Aren't vou afraid Mr. Wilkinson will bo jealous ?" "(, let him be if ho likes, said Amy; "don't let us talk about him; let's talk about, something pleasant. loudaroto burst out lorn but Silencer put his hand over his mouth and dragged him away. iouhad better leave it to me, it you can't control yourself," ho said. "I must make her believe that I am Iiartlett." "You had better take care what you aro doing, muttered loin angrily "We must carry it, through, now we've started, said Spencer. Ho led Amy to her chair, and willing that she should believe the dance ended, lot her sit down. "My dear Miss Durant, he said to her, "how it pains me to see you en gaged to such an unappreciative man as V ukinson. "ton villain! cried loin, "are you going to try and prejudice her against me hctore mv face? "Will you be quiet? I'm Iiartlett now. not Sucncer. "He is not a model lover, I acknowl edge, said Amy. "Ah, if I only had tho happiness showing you how 1 could appreciate you, said Speneer. "lint vou, Mr. Iiartlett, aro not tho only ono who does." The two friends exchanged glances. Y hat was coming out next? "I io on," said Tom resolutely. "Who else is there?" asked Spencer. "Do you like him very nmch.J "Yes, but don't tell Tuiu." "No, I won't. Who is it?" "It's Jack Speneer." ".lack Spencer!" ho exclaimed. "You! No; von are Mr. Iiartlett "Yes, yes, of course 1 am," said Spencer. He turned to Tom. "I think we had better stop now," he said "(io on, replied loin; "1 insist Ask her if she has danced with you to night. Spencer obeyed. "Duly twice," was the sorrowful re ply. "Tom," said Spencer, "It's all a de lusion a mistake. 1 only danced with her once all the evening." "Don t attempt to deny u, cnet Tom. "You yourself told me she must speak tho truth. "Hut she isn't " "lioon! Wail a moment; mako believe that 1 am you. No nonsense, now." . Tom looked threatening. Spencer obeyed, wondering what would bo result. Wilkinson at once began. Evidently j I!" i i his mind was made up. a nice fellow isn as you, Mr. idie doesn't ou if Mr. llartlett's he, Amy?" "Yes, but not so nice Spencer." " t'oin," said Spencer, mean it." "Silence!" w as Tom's reply. He continued to talk in his assumed character of Speneer, Ihe real owner the name .standing by helpless. "l'o not seen oii much lately," try Tom. "No; Tom is so jealous. Jack, do vou remember that walk by moonlight last week? his I Spencer could not stand this. I lovely loin, was out wiitk." my honor," he said, town tho whole of tho 'wnsthn contomptuonn then ou liked me,' "So you say reply. "You told nir continued Amv. "Tom," inlerrupled Spencer, "if 1 never speak anol her word" "Y ou won't if you don't keep silent now," was Ihe savage retort. "Why, Amy. so 1 do," he said to her. " Then won't you kiss me. Jack, as on did t hen ':'" Tom left her with abound and seized Slicncer by the collar. "You abominable villain!" he cried. "l.et me go!'' shouted Spencer, "or I'll smash this bottle on your head!" Wilkinson gradually relinquished his hold. "What hnvp you to savior yourself?" he asked. "Are you satislied with your scienl ilie experiment ?" "Tom." said Speneer earnestly, "nn one could be more surprised at the way things have turned out than I am: it i contrary to every scientific law I can't explain it." "Hut. vou shall explain it; we aro no longer fiiends - we are rivals." I deny it," cried Speneer; "I deny that I aspire to the affections of Miss Durant. There is some incomprehensi ble mystery about this. Let us ask Miss Durant herself to explain it." Yes. we will; undo vour miserable spells." Silencer proceeded to go through the usual process by which mesmerized persons are restored to their normal omnium, ror some reason it nail not its usual clleet. Amv still remained unconscious. In spite of Spencer's efforts to con- it Ins anxiety, lorn soon discovered that all w as not going properly. When some minutes had elapsed, and no sign of returning consciousness appeared, it would have been hard to say which was the more alarmed. "Shout in her ear." suggested Tom. It was tried without clleet. "Will ing scorned to have lost its power. mv, Amv!" was cried m vain by the frightened lover, who would have been ready to murder the operator on the pot, but for the knowledge that if ho couldn't wake her no one could. Try some water," suggested Spen cer; "throw it in nor lace. Tom seized the hot lie, and was on the point of deluging her when her eyes gradually opened. ; "Where am 1. she asked dreamily. "In my'rooni," replied Spencer reas suringly; "don't be frightened." I remember now, you w ere going to niesnieri.e me. Did you:' He did," answered Wilkinson, "and no mistake." I've. been having such funny dreams," said Amy; "I thought I was at the Kestertons' again." . Wilkinson whispered to Speneer: I thought you told me thev never remembered what had happened?" Spencer could only look puzzled, liv this time. Amy was completely re covered, and lorn thought it best to get over the necessary scene as soon as possible. Miss 1 nirant, lie said, "1 m sorry I must ask you a few questions, ren dered necessary by what vou said dur ing your trance. Did vou dance with either Mr. Iiartlett or Mr. Spencer at tho Kestertons Of course you saw me; why do you ask such a question.'' Did vou meet this man by moon light one evening last week?" ask lorn, fixing ins eves on her. Amy drew herself up. "I refuse to answer," she said. "I have asked Speneer," went on Tom; "he denies it, but I believe falsely. 1 ask you tor the last time T will not lower myself by replying to such a question, returned Amy moving toward the door. "Ah, vou cannot deny it!" burst out Tom. "O, Amy, you have basely do ivod me, you have confessed uncon sciously in your sleep that you ilou care for me, but that others own what you call your heart. Now I know the truth, and I resign you and happiness forever. Very well," replied Amv, calmly "if you choose to act so stupidly with out cause, you may do so. Without cause!" ejaculated Tom sarcastically. Withouteause," replied Amv. "Can you listen to reason lor a moment though you don't deserve to have wasted on you. When Mr. Spencer thought he had mesifierized me I had simply shut my eyes to induce tho trance. I therefore heard your conver sation, and gathered that I was to made tho subject of an experiment gratify your jealousy. I need not say I carefully acted as if I were in a real trance and did my best to pay you both for your unwarrantable proceedings. hope 1 trightened vou well. .Now, gen tlemen, arc you not ashamed of your selves?" Silencer w as tho lirst to reply. "Miss Durant, I have been a most uncompromising scoundrel: there is my arm, kindly return the pinch I gave you with tenfold interest.' Tom stood silent, it was not so easy for him to speak. At last ho decided to throw himself upon her mercy. "Amy, what can 1 say in extenuation of my conduct?" "That, sir, is for you to discover; is not my part to liud excuses for you." "1 have none," sjiid Tom, humbly. "Will you forgive me?" "I'erhaps - conditionally." "Any conditions you like," said Tom, earnestly. "The lirst is you are never to jealous again." "Never," cried Tom. "What elsi "That you are to forgive me if have given you cause lor jealousy,' whispered Amy. "1 won't do so again.' " hv, mv darling, vou aro turning the tables on me." "I'erhaps, after all," she said, softly, "tablo-turnuig is better than mesmer ism." -1(7 tin: Year limnul. t of "I last Dream cake is a new production; and will bo welcomed by all liners good cake. It is baked in three lave iJiicli layer should be abou' an inch a half thick when baked. The lower layers are irosicu wnn conieo- tionors' sugar and the white of an ee tho frosting for the bottom layer flavored with lemon, the next layer Willi vanilla, and the top layer is thickly covered w ith cocoatiut and is llavon delicately with a tew drops ot water. 'The cake may be made by anv good and siillicienllv recipe for w hile cake. '1'uIkId Htmlc. It is said that the wastcof valuable timber in Kastern Tennessee is almost inconceivable. Tho linest .specimens walnut and cherry are used for fence rails, tiro wood, and similar purposi Since the government survey ot country ihero has been a change in respect, and the people are beginning to appreciate the value of the limber sources. Another result is that mineral resources are becoming known ii in I investments both in timber and mineral property. aie now made wliKfu but a short time ago they would cuu-.ii Icrcd uuurotilahlu. SCHOOL AND CHURCH. -TTov. Thnmrvi Htrri'on, the bny 'preacher." claims Io convert, on an RVMage, thirty-Uve people a day. Professor J. I.. Smith's private col lection of mete uites, Ihe large-d in tho world, have been bought by Harvard College for .10,tKM). --The Ontario Legislature, by a ma jority vote, has declared in favor of ed uc.itiou of the sees by passing a motion iq favor of the admission ot ladies to Fnivei'sily College, Toronto, Mr. liuxton. Chairman of the Eon don s'chool Hoard, states that, "anoma lous as It may seem, tho more vigor ously compulsion is enforced against absentees, the greater t lie tendency to an irregular attendance at school. The first society of the Afri'an Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Noil h Carolina was organized in I's'it. There are now JiK societies, and .'!7 1 churches have been built. The mem bership has increased to about iU.UOO and the. ministers number !i7. Hev. Dr. Hopper, veteran mission ary in tho Ea-t, thinks Edwin Arnold's estimate of the total number of Budd hists in the world is too high by about .luo.ono.oiii). His own belief "is that, there are not quite 7.'i,00u,l00 of them all told, as against some "i i.j, 00( , ijl( Confiicianists. The Chautauqua school of theol ogy, organized about a year ago, is steadily growing, in spite of dilliculties incidental in the creation of an entirely new undertaking. It already enrolls forty-four SVodcuts in Hebrew, Hil in Creek, 10.'( in doctrinal theology, FJ6 in practical theology, besides others in in inor depart incut. Tho Christian Intr.Uitjr.nrr.r has re ceived a letter from Hev. James II. Halliigh, of Yokohama, Japan, in which lie announces "the prospect, tho cer tainty, with ( iod's blessing, of a revival of tenfold power and spiritual re.-ults this year over the gracious reviving en joyed last year, as the outcome oi me observance of tho. V eek ot 1 raver. -Speaking of the church attendance in New York, the author of the annual report of the New York Missionary So ciety says: Below fourteenth Street there is a population ot o4l,!iu, with 111 rrotestant churches. Above four tecnth Street there are i-'Ko Protestant churches, with a population of litit,.1)?:! It is supposed that the I rot est ant popu lation of the city is from oOO.Oimo 000, 000. -There are in New York City, ac cording to tho last annual report of the City .Missionary Society, -Ws churches, chapels and missions, with accommo dations for :S75,OoO persons. They are conducted at an annual expense of about :t,UOO,000. The number of Pro testant evangelical places of worship is .'), with accommodations for 275,000 persons. The regularly incorporated 1 rotesfaDt evangelical churches aro Z(, with an average membership of 300, which would give a total of 8.1,400 mem bers. The ;(;it5 Protestant evangelical Sunday schools have KS,-J:i7 pupils. Tho religious and charitable societies num ber over :io0. The receipts and dis bursements of the local charitable or ganizations amount to 1,000,000 per annum. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. be to 1 it be I it of aiM two A Louisville lady has sued for di vorce, assorting that her husband has not done any work for fourteen years. There are some, women who want a man to be on the jump all the time. Coxrirr Journal. (iold thimbles wore among the "costly favors" distributed in a gorman the other evening, as if any fashionable young woman of the period ever has occasion to use such a thing. As well give them a broom or a sewing ma chine, says Mrs. Parvenu. Brooklyn Eagli: A Morgantown (N. C.) boy, who recently had a quarrel with his sweet heart, sent her tho following touching valentine: "My dearest and sweetest Amanda, I've been, not a goose, but a gander. Your heart never harden, but grant rac your pardon, I'm sorry histed your dander." A Duluth woman kicked a man on the shin and jabbed out his eye with an umbrella simply because he kissed her. And yet, he thought it was very tunny. If she had rammed the umbrella down his throat and opened it. inside of him be might have been tickled to death. :.cas, tiifliitrja. It is no w onder that so many peo ple are colorblind in this country, when some of the new colors arodesignated as burned cream, baked pears, crushed raspberry, scorched banana, speckled greengage and terracotta." Klephaut's breath, monkey s smile, and canary bird's gasp, will probably be added in the spring. Sail, Francisco Evening ist. Miss Edith (aged six) Mamma, thev say the dibuses have come into whole lot of money. Klla Stanford savs thev are real common and vulgar, but think we had better be very nice them, as there aro two boys in family about my age, and when I grow up .something might come of it, you know. Tiie .Imlijc. Who knows? Some day, after gets to a mure perfect stage of evolu tion and development, the lollipop man mav grow lead m his head, and tiie world can utilize its dudes for lead pen cils. As lucre is nothing in the dude head now, there is plenty of room the lead, and hence this theory is the more plausible. Time will tell. h'tlliaiiL'iort !rctkfa.-it Tabic. tieneral Jackson wrote dollar with a hie 1) and Cod with a little g. Then are a few million people stilt living the United States who do the same thing every day. Hut not in print; oh no, brethren, not in print. They're very careful to have the capitals properly and respectfully placed print, but, in business thev use a little nonpareil g, while tho 1) is a four-lin pica gothic. Ihirliniton Hawkey?.. Will Always Remember. rose fol lowing rich We met us the hell of tho old church Houuded. We met ill the incuduw, not fur from luiie: My liiiihs, how they shook, uud my heart, it tunneled! And oil, how I sutlered! How grout wu-i piuii : 'Tis aires ui:o. tint I'll always remember r tu-euili, sweet uud liulniy us liny In Hi mow : I'll never forfret that dark niirht In 1 leeemlier, How 1 went o'er the fence with the help ol cow 1 ,Y, 1'. .M"i-iiiiej Jintrnal. of tho this re tin ill l.iavo Me-a Susan H. Anthony says th greatest hindrance to the :ause ot wo man sulli'ice is w inian s ignorance money matters. Among the class maidens represented by Miss Anthony there may tic an alarming amount ignorance in this direct ion, but if aposUe of woman's rights only knew what a bargain a married woman drive when she makes up her mind swap tears for the price of a scal-kiu sacqiic or a spring bonnet she would make so sweeping a statement. C'ii eaijo Acta. Temperance. TEDDY AND PADDY. 7 1 IIT V MC'ill IKK TO Ill)'Y O'Kt.YN". (fell. Pii'l'lv 11 I'h nil, Are v- hi tl inIn -IlrillW b inkliis -wiy oiil the liuno nni III la. t Sure It'p rtninll ivlf roz had, ,l yiT ol,eiem, Iml; li;it run H he when j er le-a'l litis Keno ci m ' v id w-IiikVv nri'l iHii' I . ,,li-li l ii.hly I) 1 ) nil. iieli. PieMv (VFIynn, See Ihe I'M kle yor 111 t Hare cUmus tinil tees, dliirt ftiel rnpffclnccfi, 1'ixl'ly. Siiinl Patrick wout'l dhilnle 'Id he .pitkin' yer niinie; Wmil'ln't own ir. ii foil el' ould Ireland, nie lii'lilv: lint ll:e dlvtls would irrln see I'U'ldy U'l'lyniil Deli, Pilddy OTIynn, w tnle ver spendm' tor frin. Or whisky, vossoen, what yei- nuiliii for din ner. Vnr tniilier, half (load l or prul n s und br, ad. Sits r-ryin' lier eyes uut ynu pracelets young Biniier Not worth n bent pin, Jn unkcii ruddy U llynnl H. Ii. Paddy ll'Flynn. Such u wurrl"! ii we're in, ropr-v-tur cy w id Mirrow, how can ycz be iinik in" Mote trnnlile nnd euro. More Knite und d( spnir. More wnpin'. and wuiliiiK und bitter heai't hreakin', .More vl!orii"s mid sin. W u ked l'uddy 11 llynu. lioh, Paddy OTIynn!- Aietl tumbler ol (Jin Is nn ocean too dape for it sowl it betrays ye; Whin onee ye?, tin down Ye're certain to drown. If ye, tlout, the Hiiy-curpent is likely toeaz.cye; And wuere me c. thin. Wretched l'uddy o'l'lynn? rich. Paddy (I'Flynn! Hittunl up and beirill To look like n e rut ore hult-durcnt und humr.n ! 1 null, I'll iiveye, me hand W id a bit id me land. And I'll lind ye, a shpude, und I'll kupe the ould woman, 'l iil ver crops ve iret in, Mclirlihnr l'uddy () Fly nil. deli, l'uddy O'l'lynn. 'I here's u ile(l en Io win. Itoorav! inasli the ylu-is, slipill the stuff so delllin' ! How the divi w ill howl Whin they see yer poor sowl Mukin' trucks up the tky, wid Ihe uiikcIs all SITlilill', To welcome yez In, Happy l'uddy o Flynn! I a PAIttiV O'KI.VNN TO THIIIJV MC'Gl'lHB. Oi h. T. ddy Mellilire: Me heart's liulin hiirher To be jriatin' ye, here on American silo, "lis tin years, bedad. r-inee 1 saw e., mo lild. On that sorrowtul day w hin I left the G lane isle; A friend ye had been To poor Paddy o Flynn; Ye had loved him unit lilted him out of the mire. And me mitlier died blesshl' yc7 Teddy Me Ijuire, Oeh, Teddy MeOuire. I can snuke like the lepiire: But the ould tonifue is best, w lieu 1 mute an ould triend; Here's u watch in me vest, Like a tnrrd in its nest I've prut ies in plenty and money to spend. I'ome home witti me, ihin, And see Mistresso'l-'lynn, And she'll trule jei lo something ye're puroto" desire: it's a bountiful counthry, dear Teddy Me liuire. Oeh, Teddy Mdilllre, No nude to ill iilii'e II' I've been at Ihu w lusky-juf. Here is my bund, AsJiicent mil dune As the hand of iKiieine, And stliroiir at the K'ip; not a mun in the laud I'ould brair of more muscle, ( ir bate in a t ns-le Wid Paddy o Flynn: and, troth, ye'll admire 'Ihe (food clothes I'm weuriu' now, Teddy -Mu- Ci in re. Oeh Teddy MeOuire, 11 ve slliav ill the tire There's no help ut ull, but ye're sure to be l-oastin'; Ford love yvz to-dny That ye, d ruirtr ed me nwny. And chuted the divil in spite of his boastin'. l.et him raye if he plu.o! I'll not. barter uic uise. Nor burn up me soul lo.- the thavish ncld liar; I've done w ith the whlsky-6hops, Teddy Me Ouire : T.ooU, Teddy Mofinlro: There's achureh wid a shplre. And beyant h white house, wid a terrucebelow; lluv w indows complute Now isn t it mite? Wid roses ail round it hetfinnin' to blow; w id u lawn in the sun U here tiie childer can run. An oreliuid behind it, a bui-n and a byre: And thai is me residence, Teddy Metiuiro! Oeh, Teddy McGillre. Make haste und eouie niirher; There's me wite in the porticowutohuf for me. A svvute l unkee Kin, W id it heart like a peart, And a will el her own. us ye'ru likely to see. Her futiier was mad Whin 1 courted her, lad: He'd p-lve her no money, he swore In tits ire. li ut she loved me und muiried me, leddy Mo ll uiie : Thin, Teddy Meflulre, I was workiu' lor hire. Wid u beautiful farm and a dairy to tend; Hut tin ould mun relllited And left us. cominted. A snuff liuie fortune to kupe us, me friend. see de childer come out Wid a rush and a shout The ewute little crutures: to welcome their sire Wid luuKhter and kisses, dear Teddy MeOuire, Oeh. Teddy MoG litre. Me blood is on tire. Me heart It is baiin' like wuves on the say; So KTeut is me blisfl To Ik- spakin' like this. And britiinn' ye, home to me durlin'sthlis day. Mire 1 think whin yi-7. die, Ail the ttiurols will cry: Here's the man that saved l'uddy O'Flynn moillitin luKher: Make i-ooin lor the wwute soul of Teddy Me- GuLre. .Immuir! T. Jone. in The font incut. SCIENTIFIC TEMPERANCE EDUCATION. HON. it for alt in in ro- the how niy the a ol nf of the can to not At its annual meeting in Alton, the Illinois W. C. T. U. decided to conccn traie its ell'orts largely upon this depart nicnt. lis olije.-t is to secure systemat ic b aching concerning tho nature .stimulants and narcotics, and their ef fect ip. on the human system, in every school supported by public money. hopes in this way to pre-empt childhood for temperance and to rear a race pure-blooded, strong-hearted men and women, who will be able to grapple siiece-sfu!lv with the terrible problem of intemperance because they bring its consideration brains never muddled by ak-ohol, and hearts that do not quail before its menace We haw. been taught by the stern logic of defeat the futility of expecting legislative relief from this great evil so long as legisla tors are elected by tin- liquor interest. We must train up a generation on pur pose to grapple with this momentous question. 'I hi- public school is the training ground, for it is founded and sustained by t he State for tiie sake training citizens for the State. It is duty to guard t he future cit izens again any and every thing which antagonizes good citizenship: the drink habit is deadliest toe to good citizenship; hence the public school must antagonize it be guilty before (iod and man of neglect ing its duty. How shall we accomplish our object? l',y educating public sentiment. "Agi tate! Agitate! Agitate!" This is way slavery was abolished; this is way every great reform is accomplished. See that in every school-house in State, especially Mi every o entry I'cliool-housc, at least mm evening devoted Ut discussing this question, Tcniperai.ee in the abstract, nor 1'rohi bition, nor any other of the many vital issues connected with the subject, the simple question: "Ought the State to guard its future citizens against by leaching Temperance iu jjublio schools?" Devote, auothcr evening to recitations, declamation areT esavs by the pupils on th'S topic and elici t of alcohol ami tobacco upon human system; have the question, discussed in the country debating socie ties, the Ideal press, tho pulpit I'ling home to the hearts of lathers and moth ers that it is more important, that their children should be taught Tcniperauco principles which may save them from becoming drunkards, than that they should know the exact number of squani miles in Patagonia, or bo able to solvo arithmetical puzzles, whoso like never occurs in business. Impress it upon the teachers ntnf school directors that this is what par ents demand for their children; tho courts have decided that parents havo some rights in regard to the education of their children, which school-boards are bound to respect. Convince candidates for ollice that. this is what voters will have, and se cure their pledge to as-ist in secur ing it. Our feet stand upon solid rock in ask ing for Temperance instruction in pub lie schools. The demand is founded on the principles of the immortal ordinandi of 17S7, our fundamental law; publio conscience is a unit in its favor: even the Legislature which made foot-balls of our petitions for prohibition and wom an's ballot, passed this bill in the Sonata and staved it oft' in the House to defeat it without a vote, because, while many desired to kill it, none dared face his record as voting against it. Mrs. West, 1'rcsidcnt It". (.'. 'I. I '. of lllimii.i. From a Business Standpoint. think their Let us take an average community irt which there are say I,uo0 men working for wages. This means that thorn aro altogether in the community o.oi'O per sonsthe other 1,000 being made up of women, children and those incapaci tated for daily labor. It is plain to any ono who will a minute that all the money the nitinity can have is what these men can earn as the rcvard of labor. All the clothing, food, house room, books, etc., that the -1.000 women, etc.. can have is what can bo bought with the proceeds of tho day s work of the men. Coiiso iiientlv all thn business that can be done b.'lhe dry-goods stores. groceries, boot and shoe shops, etc., which supply the various w ants of these people, is limited to the amount of money which ine men can earn in iim couVso of the year. Therefore, anything that diminishes or wastes this total sum of wages is a direct blow at tho whole community. It is a reduction of every one's moanj of support. If a saloon is started in the commu nity, and takes in .10,ooo in the course of a year a very small estimate of what 1,01 '0 men 'would spend in one year the amount, of food, clothing, etc., bought is diminished that amount at least, without taking into account the diminished capacity of the wage earners to earn wages, caused by their consumption ot the ifl'i.iino worth of liquors. '1 he whole community is many thousand dollars poorer because tho , saloon-keeper prefers to "lead an easy life," rather than support himself by honorable labor. Just in proportion to 1 lie amount of liquor sold anywhere so is all other business injur -d or even destroyed. The worst enemy to the saloons should be the man who deals in any of thn necessaries of l:fe, for nothing can be so hurtful to legitimate trade as the de struction of the people's capacity tn buy by their indulgence in strong drink. Considered purely as a business vent ure the most profitable thing that the merchants of any city could do won hi bo to provide every saloon-keeper in tho city with a good salary, and send him abroad to entoy Inmseit tor the rest of his life. If all saloon-keeping could bo stopped in this way, it would pay the merchants to support the saloon keepers choicest Blade. in luxurious idleness, m tue spoLs in tho world. TUcda Temperance Items. of It of to tit of its si the or the the the be not but in temperance in TltK Cincinnati Commercial Oazetln savs the annual grog bill in that city is :o. o f, ir each man, woman and child in the city. TilK South believes that education and morals should go hand in hand. Consequently the people of .Mississippi have impeached their State Superin tendent of I'ublic Instruction on ac count of his habitual intemperance. t'nton Signal. Till-: Chicago Champion, devoted to the liquor interest, tiercely opposes the Ij.'iOO license, " because it will close out 1,000 saloons, and every saloon controls ten cotes." Why did not the Cliaoiiion add: "And they make fifty paupers each every year, a hundred orphans, and a proportionate share of four-lifths of all tho murders committed?" It is just as well to state this case, clearly. Chicago Inter Ocean. Stop Now. Why should men do lav to break any bad habit? Everybody knows that it grows stronger by each repetition. Nothing is more foolish than to say: ' I know I ought to stop, and I will next New Year's Day." The man who can not stop to-day can not to-morrow. Tho drunkard never re forms to-morrow; the .spendthrift never saves to-morrow. The boaster who says: "lean it I will," is the one who) can not will, and therefore never does. There is but one rcne dy for a bad habit, and that is to stop the thing noir. TltK Miloon-kecpers of Chicago aro not as smart as tho ground-hog. llu went into his hole and w ill stay there for six weeks. The .saloon-keepers are go ing to get chilled through and through in a way that rille whisky won't warm them into good humor. The Slate of Illinois docs not make laws for any class of men to spit on and trample under their feet, and the saloon-keepers will lind tho license is nn exception. Their present light will likely end lie fore two years ill their paying a round fl.ooo for the privilege of making pau pers nnd criminals, and even llicu it will be a hard bargain for the public. Chicago inter (c nn. "Tiikv tell us," said John li. Hough, "that alcohol gives strength and nour ishment. No. it does not. it gives stim ulus. You sit down on a hornet's nest, aud it may bo quickening but not nour ishing. A man once said to a friend of mine: 'Vou arc lighting w hisky. Whis ky has done a great deal of good. Whis ky has saved a great many lives.' 'You remind ine,' said my friend, 'of a boy who was told to wrile an essay about & pin, and iu his bovisli way he said: "A pin is a verv iiieei- sort of tiling. It has a round head and a sh o p p int, and if you stick them into you ll.cv hurt, and' women use them for cutis and collars, and men use them when tl.cir buttons are off. If you sw allow tliein, they kiil you. l'ur live cents vou can get a pack et of thcni, and thev save thousands of lives." The teacher said. "What on earth do you mean? How have they saved thousands of liv es?" "Hy peopln not swallowing thorn," answered tiiu UU'.' ' "