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SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
A London professor (cache's the art of mi uici y . -Thus' f ir Hut Church South has rni-ed ,;iii7. in cciilenury donations. - - The re are MO Young Men's Chris tian ;!HM-i:iiin. with 1 1 rs. 1 :'. members, owning ."...'.'ii!,li7;" worth of real c-'.at". -The school law is l.i be enforced hi such !i iirtiiuer in r ri-1 i , Cab. as to make .oi. s :it leml se-ho i or leave tee town, .-an i'niirt-.i a (''. The large ;ind elegant buildings of tie' 1'eion Theological Si miliary o'l 3 :irK Aietiue, ill New York City, have Teen completed at a co-t of ,--'.". "I. ti 1 1 1 1 l:e y are u.uv oeeiiiie.. - A'. ) . Sun. - 1 law aii. wit h shout (o.dinl popula ioti. r-porls gut schools, with about Km ii I piquls. Three-fourl lis of tho-e at tomleii fill. lie M-hiih. More lliau half 11, e ch ' 1. 1 ren of Ihe nation w ere receiv ing in-t i net i"ii in the Kiiglish langua go. --Said Mr. Moody at Treinont 'J-ii i !: "I'm lireil of hearing people savlhat they haven't Ihe ability to cn pi;'i' ill 'hri-tian sen iee. or the time, or the laet. or some other excu-e. Why don't they he honest, ami say they haven't Hie heart." l'otn Journal. "( )lie of the sure-:! proofs of a gell- ui tie ' hri-tian church." says the Kich nioml .! -nnil, , "is devotion to its iiiin-i-!cr. and if he he worthy of love and sympathy, it is scarcely possible fortius (i'-votion to he cees-he either in view of the pri acher hiin-oll or ol his people." Dr. ( idle, of TarN. has found that twentv to twenty-live per cent, of chil dren In ar only within :v limited range. A praoth al result of this di-covi-iv is th::t cliiidven are now placi d at such a di-laiicc In mi the teacher's (h--k as will rorre-pi ud wi'.h their . rcnl !i of hear ing. A rn-i'ivnid tree near Santa Kosa, Cat.. f.o-ni-hed all the lumber for the lkipti.-t ( Kureh at tli.it phiee. The in terior of the building i- lini-hed ill wood, there being no pla-iercd walls. After the limile-r for the church was taken fii i.i ""I .-hingles were made from what remained of the tree. (,','i''U;o Inter liei.au. A window in St. Mary's ( 'hurch at T .nniliet h, Kmr.. has a picture of :i ped dler with hi- dog. and tradition says that :i peddler left the church an acre of ground, couelil ioned only that this pic ture should he thus preserved. The building dales from the thirteenth cen tury, and all records are lost, hut a hit if ground owned by the church is al ways called peddler's aril1, and it now ields .,er id, a y ear. - The Oxford '-. .-N is about to effect :i ri i.iii! :. m in the l'mok of Common l'raver. Ii proiio-es to i-site a Sunday N-i-i ice !!,,ok of the ( 'hureh of Kpgland. t he i ib i el of which i- --not to ehan i'e a sent, n or even -vllahV, ,,f any of the .erv!ee: it will add nothing but pers pii ui'y of form, it will suImmci no; hing t .ill loiu'ii-ion of order:" and further, ii IS Mil i i ' I : 1 ell "it will lellll to pi -pi 1 1 :! rv.c and u;iiiethe liook of Common 1'iT.yer ;iueie g the lll:l--r-.' Oh:o ohiring ! he p:i-t y car in - I ruct c,l 4-:;, ',;' children in her public school-. There are ."il.ogl in )irivate school-. 'J'here are 1.osl.:;-.'l children of school age in the Slate. The average monthly pav of t he I ,i isi'i male teachers in the public sehools is s.i'.l each: that of the l 'i.ii In feiualc teachers i- -a curious di-crepaiicy. 'I he school epcn-es of the state during the past year amounted to .1,M'it.'.U.O. (V. r, i'iuI'I Lead, r. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. "(emd night." in- -aid. as he at l ist tore him-i'lt' away and -topped out upon the poivh. "Wait a niimue." she s;,ii( "until I chain nn the doe;. It's about 1 hue for tlie milkman v cry l'i "id f rieud-." Tla- mo-t juven il i-epor;.'. I occur- in l'h a fourieeii- ear-old g one-.. ea:--i 1 I in in. : and they are nut divo-oe ea-e yet ide-lphia he! w.eou i 1 and a t u cut -he claims that he (1 ivi-d her by - a nig that lc bved in a briek hoii-e. w here:1- he was a I riek l.i"cr's apprcnt ice 7oVi'. 'j,ti 'J'in:i Y.--." .-aid the ij-ilded youth. "I want, a wife to make home pleas. int.'' "lhit." objected his friend, "you'd he bowline; around niht- all the same." "Ye.-: nut now nobody care-, and it would be such comfort to know thaL Homebody was at home mad about it. ClC '.e ';' He. Mr-. l)u Sparks "O, have you heard ihe news?" Mr. I)e Sparks "W hat new-?" "Mrs, I'oultiee's daugh ter has eloped with the coachman." "Not hhiir unusual about that. Sin: did pi t as all other women do." "What ail other women do! What do you tii'-auy" "She took a he-band for wheel and u):. l'liilah 'i,iii:i Cull. A M'iin'' man once went to Vicks-bni-e;. Mi-s., and announced that he was froine' tn publish a "lively, .spicy paper, devoted to local atlairs." Net day several one-armed, one-leered, and one-eyed 'jent ieincu called on him and ad i-ed him not to do it. becau-e tln-v h:el tried it arid it didn't seem to suit the people of tho-e ; ii ri s. Some people h.ne no ah a of tint! humor. llullunnrc AtlK r 'III. "I -eey on adverli-e ";ood- to h" sold f t a mere -011." -aid In-, a- he stepped into a furniture store on a-hinetoii Street. "Ve-. sir," all-Wered the een- ticinaiily proprietor. "Well, now, let inc -ee: I like that red plu-h sofa there, :ind will -ill"- you 'When the li, thins N.--I Ae;ain' for it." At la-t accounts he :h able to sit up in bed. and if he oont iiiin-s to imppo e he will probably be out in a week. Uu.-lon A Little Hock man sold his cooking stove tn i'i t lnonev enough to take his family to the circus. When one of his friends remon-t rab-d wifh him he said : "We had no Use for the stove. 11 id nothing to cook." 'lint why didn't you buy something to eat with the money you cot for the stove-''1 "Then we would have nothing to cook it on. Don't talk to me. I'm a philosopher. A r.'i us'tir Triif' U r. A traveliny; man wiio was not kcep ine; up very well in his hu-iness eame home, onit day with his valise in his hand, mid his bright little daughter met him at the ;-;ate. "(), jiapa," .she cried, "where did y il lind it:j" "l'ind what, J'.e.s.,ie:j" "Your trripsaek, of course." "It wasn't lo-t. dear." "Ves it was, f ir I heard Mrs. Joins tell Mrs. lirown you had lo-t your e;rip, and she was real t-orry." -Mi reliant 'l i ar, l, r. "My dear," said Mr. Snie-einhot-toin to his wife one day at (he table, as lie valiantly .strueled to earve a piece of meal, "why do tint butchers put (In -e miserable wooden pins into the i-oa-is'.' Kvcrv time I try to carve oil' a slice 1 strike on one of them." "1 do not know, dear, uiile-s the meat is more i-keuer that way." respiindcd Mrs. huiir. finhottoiu. "Maria, 1 flunk you had better see a physician lit once. J am nfraid overwork is all'ectitijf tulud." —Teras Siftings. A TRUE TALE. A "DRUMMER" Who Exhibited his Wares to Two Inquisitive Ladies. We have a lilt!" story that we horn nil those- people w ho arc eternally harp-ine-mi the w i' k. bu ss of "drummers" will read and rellei t on. We have met. hi ndreds of people, w ho. if you tell theiu a cer! r.in riuan s:1y a stranger - i a drummer, will hold up their hands in their horror and declare that there can be nothiniT L-ooil about him. In other words, no lualier how much of a et-iitle-iiim he iiniv be. the mere bu t of his he-ine- a i In i ii i ii c v d. mills him forever. A little fact has come under our ob servation that shows what foolishness it is to juilee a man by hi ; looks. The ol her day we were on I he t 'hieao iS Kastcrn Illinois road, starting on a shooliiie; trip, .lust in front of us were to women we won't call thein ladies, for they were of the stripe of women who are regular lanali.-s and always know more t h an any body else, especial ly about other people's busiiie-s. With them was a poor, hen-peeked looking man. w ho was probably t he husband ot one of them. At a station there eot on Ihe car a nice locikuii; man w ith a lar-re Hat valise in each hand. Me was well dressed, wore a duster, and had a oml, honest face. le had a sandy beat and lirht hair, and his face was llorid. as is alway s I he case wi! h men of hi- slylc. 1 le nodded his head in our direct ion and sat quietly down in one of the front, seats, and commenced reading the paper. I hen the women commenced. "lnl you sec that nasty drummer pit on?" .-aid number one. "Yes," said number two. "1 ji -( de spise them. They e;o around like a pick of w oh is and t hey do anytime-; (hit's mean and low; 1 wouldn't trust one of 'em a minute." "How do you know he is a clru Ti mer?" meekly interposed I he hen-pccki d hit-band. "Know ? How do I know?" -aid num ber one. "Why. L can tell 'cm as fur il- can see 'cm. Them thine;- they call erip--acks ;;ivr 'cm away. This fellow has jr,,t two. I guc-s he's e;ot a lol of samples in one ami a 'S w iii-ky bottle, and a pack of cards, anil a w hole lot of letters from e,irls ., ,IVI.. (H. count ry in the ol her one. O. I pity his poor wife." "How do you know he's married?" ventured I iie husband. "Know ! Why iheni feller- have rot wives all over tint country. They ji-t bewitch the-e innocent 'irls and marry 'cm. and t lien t;o oil' on t rips and leaves 'em. but t hey eeneral ! v have one poor wife and a lot of children oil' Kast -ome- i w here, and 'he pi :. a- 1 1 i i 1 1 - r has to siip- t'ni-i cm all. w hue tin- onon:ner is iad din' 'round ihe i oiuit'-y .la in' ca'-ils." "Y.-s." .-aid n.iei'.er two. "Vou're .-t ri-'it: I in-;.' . i i r' 1 1 1 v all be in the pel'ilellliary. Tie y 're a depraved -el. Now. ju-l look at that leiiow's face. S-e how red it ;-? I'll bet h.i drinks a ipi-irl of whi-ky eei'y- d.iv. 1 neer seen auyiibi.e; -o red in my life. Now. I jus! know he's eot ; bi.r llask in each of tin in - rnili' eases. And did vmi see tile eh ek he had to bow to Us wilcll In- came in. and here we never saw him before: the cheeky wretch." Now, we happened to know the "vn lleman. and knew his business, and we Ihoue-hl it a ;,rooil chance to put in our oar. especially as we kin-w it w as to lis he nodded and probably never noticed t he virt nous females at all. so putting on a swecr. .smile, we leaned forward ami said: "Ladies, I see you know something; ol the world. Drumme rs are a hard set, aren't they?" Tin y looked at Us a moment, and then said: "Yes, sir. I hope you don't as sociate with t heni." "( (. no, madam. Iiol for the world. 1 live down in 1'.-. ans'ille. and clown there the people won't walk on the s, line side of the -tree! wi'h them ill all." 1 1 low w as this for iral! from a fellow that went on the road w hen only severti en, and di-iiiiinieil ten years?) "Well. I'm L'lad they treat 'em as they ce-ere down in I-'.vai:- ille. Do you know that whisky faced feller up in irotil?" Never sr.'.- him before." -aid we, with a truthful air: "but I'd ju-t like to play a trick on him and in ike him -how those whi-ky bottles he's got in his ali-e-." "( ). wouldn't that be nieu," said one; "how could y ou do it ?'' "You ju-t leave it to me," we went on. "I'll rope him back here, and tell him that two ladies are very much inter ested in him. and it will be just like his cheek to come back and open hisvaliscs and show you a lot of letters from girls just lo show you what a masher he is." (). how nice!" icy cri"d, clapping their hands with glee. "You get him back." We went forward and simply said to the alleged drummer: "llenson, there are two nice ('hri-tian ladies back there who want to look at your samples. think they can help you along." lleiison threw clown his paper and grabbed his valises, and came back, lie threw back a -cat and while opening the valise -aid; Ladies, 1 thank you for sending'for ire. J am a minister at Miifonl. and of course 1 don't get much salary, and during my summer vacation 1 try to make a little money for my wife and batiic- by workiii'j; on coinini--ion for tlie American liible Society; now, do you see any of these that you like?" and he thn-w open both valises com pletely Idled with copies of the Bible, from the cheapest up to the nicely bound ones that are usually kept on center tables. What the women said we don't know; we lit out for another car; we didn't want to be snatched bald-headed, hut we had a kind of a sweet feeling that we had shown those vinegar-faced female, "that urn can't 'most always tell." !-:ra ii.-i-illr AnjHK. - St ron g carbolic acid is a powerful poi-.on when externally applied. A man. recently, while carry ing a pound of it in a bottle in his pocket, broke the gla.-s. The acid ran over the surface of one leg. He experienced little pain, but died two hours after the- accident. The iieid paraly.cd his nerves. Chceajo Tiiin There was a time when Kgvptians look pride in keeping the mummies of their iinc-cst or- out. of the hands of i in ! nous in tn I c -I s, but .specimens can now ic openly bought for -.'.i to SlUU. those with well authenticated pedigrees being tiie must valuable. I'hiladclpliia has a flannel club. It eoiist.sts of men w ho c'are to be comfort able in win m weather and who have adopted a club uniform of light-colored or white tlaunel. All the .superfluities of costume are devoted to die-.- occa fcioiis, - I'liiltttli Ijilna I'n is. The riiiladeihiii lirrnnl thus fore-c-is'n the weal her: "The bark on the north nidi; of dogs indicates a cold iuter." A DAISY DOCTOR. Bill New Tolls of One of the Goad Old Kind of Physic-Dispensers. "There's :i big dill'crenee in doelors, I (.11 you," said an old-timer to me the other clay. "You think you know Minithing about 'cm, but you are still in the Hull' and bloom and kindergarten of life. Wait, (ill you've been through w hat I have.'' "Where, for inslanee?" I iiskcd him. "Well, say nolhintr abou( any I hing else; just look at the doctors we had in (he war. We had a doctor in our regi ment that looked as if he knew so much that i made him unhappy. 1 found oul alterwanl that he ran a kind of Cow roiiudlinir Asylum in Utah before the war, and when he had to prescribe for il human being it .seemed to kind of rat tle him. "1 fell off'n my horse early in the campaign and broke my Ice, rieko leet. and he sot the bone, lie thought that a bone should be sol similar to a hen. 1 le made what he caih'd a good splice, but the. break was above the kn and lie ' t the cow a into le head in a wav that set the knee behind. Th.'il was ha.l. "1 told him one day that he was a j blamed tool. lie gave me a cigar and told me 1 must be a mind-reader. For several weeks our Colonel coiild'nt cat anything, "and seemed to feel kind of bilious. He didn't know what the trouble was till he we-at to the doctor. He looked at the Colonel ii few moments, examined his tongue, and told him right oil' that he had lost, his cud. "lie bragged a good deal on Ins di agnosis, lie said he'd like to see the disease he couldn't diagno-e wi.'li one hand tied behind aim. ' lie was always telling how he had resuscitated ;i man they hung nver at T'u; City in it lie early days. He was liii'ig by ini.-lake it seemed. U was a dark night, and the Vigilance Commit tee was in something of a hurry, hav ing another par,y to hang over al Dir ty Woman's ranch that night, and so they erroneously hung a very epiiet Young feller from Illinois who had been West to cure a case of bronchitis. He was right in the middle of an explana tion when the head vigilanter kicked (he board from under iiim and broke his neck. "All at once, someone said 'My God! we have made a ridiculous blunder. Hoys, we c:Ph't be too careful about hanging total strangers. A few more such breaks as these and people from I he Stales will he silale about coming here to make their homes. We have alway s claimed that this was a good coiinl ry for bronchitis, but if we write to Illinois and tell Ihis young felh-r's pan nls the facts, we m edn't look lor a very largo begin from libno's next --a mi. Doe, can't you do anything fi r t he oimg ma n ?' "Then ! Iiis piiy sieian stepped fi u'H ard. he says, ami put his kr.i on the back of the boy's n-'ck. gae il a little pu-h. I :.: !!: -:,n:e time pull, ,1 his held back with :. ii::i i hat -I raigli teiie! I he neck, arel the Young feller, who was in the n-.i bile of ii large word, somi thing like contumely.' when the barrel tipped over, lini-licd out the word and went right on with ihe explanation. The Doctor said that he lived a good many year-, and was loved and esteemed by idl who knew him. "This doctor w as always ti lling of his triumphs in surgery, lie did save a good many lives, too, toward the clo-e of the war. lie did it iu an odd w ay . too. lie had about one year more to. serve, and, with his doctoring on one ,-ide ami the hostility of the enemy on tlieothcr, our n giuient was worn down to about live hundred men. Lvcryhody said we couldn't stand it 'more' than another year. One clay, however, ihe Doctor had jn-l mea-ured a man for :i porous pla-h r, and had laid the stub of hi- cigar carefully down on the top of a red powder-keg, when there was a slight atmos pheric di-turbanee, the smell of burnt clothes, and our regiment had to ap ply for a new surgeon. "The wife of our late surgeon wrote to have her husband's remains for warded to her. but 1 told her it would be very dillh-iilt to do so, ow ing to the nature of the accident. I said, however, that we had found an upper set of store teeth imbedded in a palmetto tree near by, and had buried them with military honors, erecting oyer the grave a large hoard on which was inscribed the name and age of the deceased and this in scription: "Not dead, but spontaneously dis tributed, (lone to meet his glorified throng of patients, Ta. ta. vain world." Hill Xic, in X. i'. Cummcrciul Advertiser. BONNETS. A Fashion Authority On the Latest Styles In Ladies' Headgear. The small capote, the slightly larger bonnet with a coronet or a pointed brim, and the small lish-wife poke, are the three shapes that have thus far found favor for autumn and winter bonnets. The capote may have a round or a soft crown, but is considered most sty lish win.-n the crown is Hat and short, with perhaps an inverted V or curvw at the lower part to show the hair when turned upward from the nape of the neck. The milliners make the shapeot these capotes depend on the way the hair is to be worn during the winter, lengthening the crown for those who retain the low coil, so that the crown will rest upon this coil or knot. Tor general weir, dark felt and also sou tache bonnets are adopted in these small shapes, and the trimmingsrcinaiu of the simple kind already described, :., with a windmill bow of many short ends near the top of the front, or else a cluster of fancy feathers, w ings, or tufts is placed the re, and these, with the vel vet ribbon strings, areall that is needed for a plain bonnet. For tho,e who wear llully hair the edge of the brim is as plain as a simple" fold of velvet can make it, but for those who can wear smoother hair above the forehead there is a small roll on the edge made of braid, heads, or Velvet, or perhaps this front is rolled back like u sinail cor onet, and is smoothly covered with Velvet. Lace fronts, slightly gathered, are also much Used. For econoiui.sts who have summer bonnets with the ve lvet front pull' left in good condition, the best plan is to cover the straw crown with a bit of embroidered cloth or of velvet to match a cloth costume, or in the same color as the velvet on the brim; if the straw crown is ob jectionable on account of its shape or Weight, the milliner can remove it und put in a buckram crown to be cov eicd Willi the new fabric; the velvet brim that has been found becoming during the summer need not be nlton-d in the lea.-t, and the crown piece can bu bought for a dollar, making tlin crpeiisu Very olij;ht. Uarjicr's Uuzcr. TEMPERANCE READING. KING ALCOHOL. A RECITATION. Oh. thN wick.-.! nM Niiitf s h hiHt'iiil nil ihmtr. A id I In - i ii 1 i !!Lr ni i ' "'mil if ul hi ml I ll- -lll,'Cs tll'M ,H.'S Hi' ln ITS 'IIHl -l Ji ;l , All! he siiir With it vviy h'j.rli hand. f Oh ! t lif'r bornl". nr1 cm h ronir. Like ti rlm.ii or n 1 1n nu-. And m!I ton If tf will lt-arn Thai ti urri-dv uld Ihinif s the wi"'."d oM k ins.!', And hi nmt cmtj penny they enrn. Tn Ills ,lnl ere h, i (.it nil w ill iivi fe, l or he m n! i'l i'- and reels ns ho jmrfi; And Ins vil". hlnaied faro lln-J tin I ct1 in e (it 11 r.iee. And he v ears a red M)eh oil his lioo. Jtilt the wnmeii to-dny A m w orl, mil' away At h v i a e ! er 1 hi a men pier nf sin,' And M'nue l..v, I in ure. V ith inientiiin ni'"-i pure. The M inn i iiiui- tt. tmnl'le Mm In. —Mrs M. A. Satane, to Union Signet KIND WORDS FITLY SPOKEN. How a Hard Drinker Was Made to Promise to Give Up Whisky. In the winter of lss-j ,Ir. Kdniund Kirke hud occasion lo cro.-s the lnoun liiin.s from Morrislown, Tenn., to Ashe ville, X. V. Hilling his journey he found himself in the house of a Nortli Carolina backwood-mun. lie thus de scribes the experience: After the cuslomarv greeting the nmn , drew a black tla-k from his pocket, and picking iii a broken glass from the Hour beside him, said to me: "1 say. stran ger, take :i li i ! le a pie '-jack 't v, il w arm Jou up; you've a cold ride before you.'' "No, my friend; I can stand the cold better wilhoiil thai kind of warming." "Well, 1 thought j on was a Yankee vhen you come in; now I know it." This was said in a friendly tone, and Hot at all disrc-peetfully. "How do vou know I am a Y'an kee?" "liy your being so free with your money, and knouin'r cnoiiLdi not to drink before going out into the cold." "What do iiii know about the Yan kees?'' "Aheap. I was a prisoner to John son's Island, and after the surrender I stayed three years among thrm." "Well, my iriend, I am a Yankee, nnd, whiili'ier Mm are, you're a icry decent fellow; you've only one fault and if you won't shoot me I'll tell you what it is." "I won't What is il':'" lie asked, smiling. " And you won't draw that bulcl.cr knife you carry in the back pocket of your trousers?" "I don't curry one: so 1 won't draw il," he answered, now laughing oul rL'iit. ' Well, il's that llask- of applc-j ick in your si'le-pock. t. lnrowit away, :u:d there isn't an hing juii couldn't make uf voursi If." "Do oii b'licvi' Unit?" " 1 don't belli c ii: I know it." "Then, 1 Mv'ar, I'll throw il away." "Doit at once. t'ilch it out of 'the window, and never taste the cur.-ed Mull I again. " Jle took the ila-k from his pock"t and gaed at it I'lM iliy lor a moment; then he said: "Hut how kin 1 do it, Mi -anger;' What other comfort has a man that has had such losses and dis nppointments as I've liiid? It's only when I take it that feel like a man." " It's only ii bogus manhood. No man who takes it. habitually has any real manliness. Il keeps him poor, and it makes his wif - and children sulVcr. I Wouldn't hurt your feeling-, but I can pee that Sa.n knows if is ruining yon; .so give il ii) on the boy's account, if for no other reason. The man rose and paced the room with an unsteady step for a few mo ments; thi n he paused, and, turning to inc, said: "lie you a preacher?"' "No, I am not; and I have no dis position to preach to you; but I've seen a good ileal of the world, and it isn't in me to see a line, manly fellow like vou going straight to the tie il without say ing :i word to stop him." He took a few more funis up and down the room while 1 was s)eakin'r, and then, with a long swing of his arm, he threw the lhi.de of apple-jack out of the opening in the weather boarding, saving, when he had done so: "Sir, I don't know your name, ami I may never see you again, but 1 prom ise you, before the (iod that made us, never to taste a drop of the cur.-ed stull'from this time forth forever." He kept his word, as I learned from him and others more than a year after the occurrence. He; told me then that he had often before conn) to the brink of that resolution, anil that w hen I met him it needed only a feather to turn the trembling scale which w as to de cide bis future. That leather was my reference to his boy Sam. 1 record this little incident simply to encourage those who would do unob trusive good by the wayside. We know little how much a few words dropped here and there and "litly spoken"' may help some: fellow who has fallen and is struggling to get up on his feci again. Lijqiineult' s Mtuja-zinc. THE LIQUOR CURSE. Its Home and Social Effects—Two Pictures That Tell of Its Devastation and Rain. How many are sending up prayers for help to save some dear one, that licpior is dragging down to the lovvc-t depths of ini.-ery and despair! How many bright ornaments of society, sub stantial business men, kind husbands and fathers have sunk so low, one blu-hes to know them! Think of the blasted lives, of the wives and little children who live lives of torture, because their fate is linked with one who loves liquor better than the wife he has sworn at (Joel's altar to love and protect. How many a woman hears with terror the footstep which at one time made her heart leap and thrill with pleasure inexirc--ible. Oh! that I once bright little home replete with lift t ti iii'-.s. i'he dainty curtains, boun tifully supplied table and ta-tcful furni ture. The ileal ly dressed children wait ing for father's return and evening kiss. The proud, happy wife waiting for the central ligurc of her little world, the author of her complete womanly life. Now, sec that other picture, te-lhng of misery without mid within. See tho-e trembling children and down-hearted wife: hear those words of abuse heaped on the "th'-h of his lle-h, and bone of his bone." Strife; has u-uriied the for merly happy abode, shadows becloud Ihe sunlight of smiles. The llowc rsare withered, tlie curpeis are full of holes, the larder is empty and the children turn to the mother for the support she be-gs or earns. We draw our conelu-ion. That man lias become a drunkard. This is the home view. Now look at its ef fect on society at large. Testimony furnished us bv our dailv papers, judges, philosophers mid all keen ob bervers prove Hint the most dreadful Ciiiiiuj) aio committed under the iullu- oner of liipior. Wln-n w o rcfliv t on ho 1 i to Ir-lro eil, tlio imliutry wirrilimil, the sh.'tme ami lMiipTis!ii. 1 lio wn dc of tinrinri.-il irvoiiree, the only wonder 13 Dim! the American jvnilt( lo not sny this eiir-e shall nut longer ri(. Jar (t'it Jtsf,1, St. I.ouis Mfjj zinc, CULPABLE CARELESSNESS. Questionable Manner in Which Name Medical Practicants Preseribe the Use of Alcohol. Kxcepting one drug the tiolliinn which medical nu ll are so particulai nboiil .'is the nature and iiialily of the drugs they pre.-crib". They are exact to a grain in tln ir prescriptions, and so careful are Ihev that 11, ly fri"Uent ly lvci'mmeiiil their pnlieuN to get their prescript ions made at some par ticular establishment, so as to obtain flic purist driiL's. Hut in reference to one drier they display a culpable reck h -sue iu the way in which they fre fiienlly pri scribe it lo their patients, 'l iiey c'io not seem to care what course of file Ihe lalti r have l"d, and even though they lmiy have been greatly mill it teal lo intemperance, our medical nn n only sometimes take that into ac count. Accordingly, they prescribe the powerful drug alcohol; and, instead of doing this in n form in which it Could be obtained at the apothecary's shop, they advise t licit patients, men, women find children, sober and intemperate .'dike, to take it in the shape of wine, beer or spirits, to be procured at any grocer's, .vine merchant's, public-house or beer-shop they ma- choose, and too often can wn hear the younsr man or woman say with an air of authority at a public bat counti r: "I am taking this becan-e the doctor ordered it."' Varying as these drinks do, as to strength and purily, nt each ele-cript ion of shop win-re they are sold, such conduct on Ihe part of medical practitioners does seem very like quackery, and a dis grace to the noble profes-ion. If al cohol be reijuired as a medicine, but which, iifler Ihe experience of the Temperance Hospital in London, is very eUc-tion:ihle, slill, if our allo pathic and honiicopat hie practitioners think it nceiTsnry in certain cases, let thi'in be consi-lcnt, and show the same care in its prescription as 1 hey do in respect lo other drugs. Dublin, t'vjjcc Julaee Journal. THE DRUNKARD. Elsher a Criminal or a Lunatic—How He Should Be Dealt With. It is evident that society and the law must take one or two attitudes, or per haps the two together, toward thn drunkard. He is cither a criminal or a lunalic, and must lie dealt with as such. Il is vcrv likclv that in some ca-es or phases he is one, and or. There mav be c il ary iin jui! -e is si t st tim is not resion-ili!e should be tre ai, d like in-r-oii. There come in others the otli-i-e-s where her.'d rong that the ie i'oi" his act ; such any oilier crazy s a time, too, in fe of almost everv drunkard when he pa--es into the .-nine condition, nnd should be dealt w ith accordingly. Hut, for the most part, we believe that, drunkenness is a crime, and the drunkard should be treated as a crim inal. It would be ill some eases, to be sure, eliiliciilt to draw a line bet ween the two conditions; but ge'iiernlly there should not be much trouble. Let there be constituted commissioners ile iiubrio iiiiiimro, as is now done dc luiiatieu, and let every drunkard be brought be fore such. If he is found re-ponsiblp, society needs protection from him; if not responsible, he needs to be protect ed from himself. In either case, the. sentence pas-cd upon him should not be terminable by time, and may be sus pended when he is apparently recov ered, or "during good behavior." Likewise, like any oilier criminal or lunatic, the Siate should provide for his care. With such a iTiseiplinc, and the removal of temptation in tho shape of the low liram-shops, it would be pos-ible inn generation or two lo re- Iriiiikcnnc.s.- to its lowest terms.- 7t; Cliiirelnuiin. A Change for the Better. "What has become of tho witty, hail-fellow-w cll-inct, good looking, noisy chaps that were the typical drummers of a do.en years ago?" "Drank them selves to death mostly," said the vet eran, 'f-uiii! are in business for them selves, some have survived and are at it yet, but Ihe majority have drank themselves to d aith. Fifteen years ago, when I lirst went into business, it was a positive fact that the man who could drink the most liquor could sell the most goods. Merchants seemed to expect it when they saw a drummer, either whim the drummer went in the country, or the merchant came to New York. If I had stayed in business then I'd have been 8 dead man now. Now it's changed, all except the New York part of it. A good many merchants, when they strike the city, still expect to be taken out on a roaring spree, nm don't consider they've been Ire'atcd square unless they are carried to a hotel iu a c:ih and put to bed on the lloor with their clothes on. lint in the country that sort of thing is playing out. A mer chant would be apt to feel insulted if you trii'd to drag him out to drink. I take a pocket full of cigars with me, and when I think il. is business 1 oiler my man one of them; but, then, I go to lots eif places w here 1 would not do such :l thing, and where it would not be proper to Miioke." -A". Y. Sun. TEMPERANCE ITEMS. Bass' great brewery in Kiigland in cludes six acres of beer barrel.-.; and it is estimated that the beer from it tills up each year about six acres of grave yards. Tn K liquor-dealers of ( '(dorado should be conte nt to rest whe re they are. Tho sensible men among them recognize this. The fools want to light. We are rather inelineel to think that if they force the lighting they will be beaten. 1i urer l ijuiiioit. Dii. l(.u:it, of Berlin, declares that in the (ierinan Stales persons in a slate of intoxication perpetrate forty-six per cent, of all murder; sixty-four per cent, of all cases of manslaughter: seventy four per cent, of all ca-es of personal injury; sixty per cent, of all cases ot rape, and seventy-live per cent, of all other crimes against moralilv. Is a certain town of our aeeiiaintaneo the undertaker is also a saloon-keeper. In the front room are liquors, with nil the equipments of an average groggi'i'v. Separated by a very thin partition in the rear are his Collins, and not farfrom the back door is the cemetery. The association is suggestive. It is ul to gether iiipron"iale for the man who deals iu whi-ky to have a slock of cof lins on hand, lie who mixes the drinks ought to trim the casket. And, then, how suggi -live the gradation! In tin! front room, whisky; ill the buck room, collins; nt the lan k door, the cemetery, A'. U. Christian AdmujU. FOR OUR YOUNG FOLKS. PAPA IN HEAVEN. My li'U'fl tve-nt tit III nvi it to live) A Itinil it iiinnl Ii itf. i. 1 tvi-li Clen.1 Eiailn t lalteti iiim, llet Illl-U ho ini-s linn so. I tlit'ileM !erteti'3 tie ilttiuMn't keep 'I leeils-; i oil' tvlieit It c utae; Itee'iitse. ilii inin tiiiiH' tinay, il utnileln I seen lite same. Ho I M-lo-.l inatmim m lint "lie tlienirlit, V. lien I mu- ..ein'j In l.i il. Lust njelil. 'I h,' e ars caiae In her ryr-3, Hut IIk-ii Phe smileil, lind sniil: "Wits put1" nil we IliM'ikei! Hull for. My il-u limr cMI.. In -I ctir? lhlp we nut n.niiy lilf-s-int:S -till We liuil it hen lie wets lieivt-" A ml then -lie sni.l : "Vou slitill elenlile W lull we h.l'l I letter tin. Tn morrow iniii iiiiiL'. try to think Ot lilt tllilllis, tilil unit new, "Tim we mvp iintt- or wn have IihiI H hill till- il e-etlt veer. To lile-s n s Mll'l to llinke Hi llllll; Anil then tieciile, my ilenr. "Ti there's cnouih lo make it seem II. latin.,'-1 v i ry w av Tiinl i' with lery ein'ernl henrl islniill'l keep Thiuiksiyinn: tlay." Am o tltlft tnorninir 1 tieu-nti To do ms s. h hi -;ei,l: Ali'l oltl how fn-l I liiinks.rjvhist llllllirn iliil conic into my head. I wondered T hud never thought Of III) ol Ihelll heleirc; 1 don't lielii ve 1 ever ci illhl 1-oiKet them any inure. There's niitintnii nnpit'i' irone away, tint miimnin s w ith us si in ; And lliere is diirlimr si-ler May And httlu tirolliei- 1'hil. And Utile tinliy brother, too lie's win-til ills weiiUil ill irolil; And there is ennui inn I don't think she- ever will iLii-owold. And there is jinnlv. nnd, besiih", 'I'lie in Iter loiKs i love; I'm IliaiiUlul Hint no more of llii-tn Jluvo eone lo Heaven above. Then I nm etad tlint we enn see; I've heard my miiiniiia say Thill lliei e lire child ren w ho tire blind. I'm ilud we're not liiulwny. And 1 mn very thankful, too, 'i'lllil we are well mid slroit;r; Mv II ill) ti til II Knew- ti hnly oneo w as sick the w hole year lonjj. And I have tienid of children, too, Wiio could not t un or w nlk ; And nut in mn -nys I tint I lie re ure some Win) can not hour or lulk. And then I tlmutrht, thrninrh nil the yenr, Wlmi plou-innl lime s we ve laid, A ml I low- so nitiny 1 1n hits have como To mil ko us very glild. And nit the summer, everywhere Sllell lovely Illilll S to s, i'.; And trees nnd birds unit llowcrs, that look N.) bin ii 1 1 1 ill to me. Ilenr pupil nhvnv- lovr-d the dowers So nuteli w hi 'i h" w as hero; I'm sure I'll always tliinu ol Iiim Whenever liiey are near. Hut iniiniinu snvs tlint up in Heaven Thev have more love-lv tlow.-is. And l tail they bloom t here all (lie time, And elo not die, like ours. 1 mil so iriud. for piipu'll tio . o liari'v 1 lieu. 1 I. ir ov : J'd like in tha-li clod .hist forthat. And 1 Inltl inaiilaiu -o. I Inl. I her, (on. of nil (lie Ihiinrs I'd thoiuhl uliniil so lour. . And Unit il -eemed. bee-uu-i- of them, il w ould be tilinust w ronir If n-e d;dn-t keep Than ksjri vinif Dir., Anil that, if papa kne.. lie d like il heller it we did. She said she thought so, Ino. And then bo eried n little bit, Then waped in r e es utnl smiled ; (She looks so lovely when -lie -miles) And then -he said : '-lleur fluid, "You've helped uie more than you can know, It shall be as on sny ; Thoinrh papn is'uwny I roni u, u'll keep TiiunksiiiviiiH- I)uy." And then -he took me in her terms, And held me very tiirht. And kissed me very fondly twice, Just as she elnes ut niiUit. —Fanny Percicol, in N. Y. Independent. MIMETIC POWER OF INSECTS. They Often Imitate the Color of Their Food and Hiding Places—Why This Faculty is Given Them. 'Why, ('ousin Helen! What do you mean by saying that locust is a mimic?'' asked my little cousins, John and Lin coln. "Yes, he is a very good mimic, and so are ail the insects in this ca-c Look at ihcm, and I will tell you in what way I have, seen them mimic. 'In sects have a power called 'mimciic,' which enables them to mimic, or imi tate, the substances which all'ord them food and shelter. They are mimics all the way from tlie larva state to the im ago, whether they are moths, butterflies, beetles, bugs, or locusts. In the larva .state some insects are easily distin guished from their food and shelter, but oftentimes they are not. Don't you re member how, when we went bug-hunting up in grandpa's orchard, we chased some white cabhiiLre btuterlbes over the tomato bed, anel vou, John, found a brownish caterpillar on one of the plants? Then we hunted for more, and found one so much like the leaf in color that I almost took it in mv hand before 1 saw what it really was. "When the insect is in its pupa state, it is as great a mimic as before. Tor then the cocoons and chrysalides, or aiirelidic, are of the same color as tin hiding-place. 'Ihe cocoons and chrys alides we 1 1 in i hidden under posts, fences, stone, hanging from trees, etc., are of the same color as the stones, bushes, eli-. This light-brownish eocropia cocoon is the- color of the bush or tree on which il hung, i'crliap.s il was a barberry husli. "This one isn't brown; it's white," said Lincoln. "So it is. It came oft' the to) of a wniie iiii'cli tree, anil so it imitated the bark of that wood in color. 1 think that only in the imaoo slate is Ihe in sect a mimic in .-l,u;,e. I'.xamples of tins kiml are walking sticus and walk ing leaves. "tine ilav 1 was out on a specimen hunt w ith a luJuralist em the banks of Duck 1'ond, in l-'rainiiighain, -Massachu setts. I was a short distance behind when I heard her cull me; on mv hastening to her she showed mo what thought was a little blanch in a tin cup. just as 1 was going lo asK wmil there was curious or interesting about it, some little twigs on the side of the branch began lo move', and I imme diately thought it must be a walking stick, of which 1 had read, but never until then seen. 1 believe mv friend said there were but three varieties of this insect iirN'orth America. "Any warm dav in Hummer, when ou boys are plaving iu the vni'd or orchard, vou can see some very striking examples of this mimetic power; I mean locusts. These locusts on the upper row have w ing-cases of a dusty color. 1 caught them one noon in the middle of North si rent. When they were rest ing 1 could not tell the clill'ereiieo be tween them and the road, but as soon as they spread their wings I could sec and catch them." "Here's one all yellow. " "Yes; that one I found ill a marsh down iit Ocean Park, where all th weeds mid the soil were of a yellowish hue. Just look at the dill'crenee bt twi-en llns ami me nisi one. i ins one has while wings, with u black line eroos them; tho body is while, tnd the w inr-ei-es iook ns n saie: n:ut neon1 iiriiikh'd over Ihcm. Tiles'" came fronv the beach between Old Orchard and ( lecan l'ark. If their w nigs were tolded it would be very diUb'iill to ili -tinguish-them from the dry while sand. I watched il long time one' dav lo see if I could lind any on the sand, and fre quently I was astonished to have cum lly ii in my face when I had just looked irelully over tlie place wtiero it nail been lying. "Ib re is n Turner's bullerlly. If some tune in sprin"- vou should see one of these on the ground and not know w hat it was, you would lie likely to sav, is 1 did the time I saw one: 'Oh. what. a prelly leaf with black lines on il!' and you would be very much astonished, as I was, to see- it fly away. " This I'liilodice bullerlly is so yellow that if you were to see it on a dande lion you would be puzzled to know where the dandelion b it oil' and the bulterlly began, or vii e versa. If a Vanessa Antiope butlerlly was on an apple tree (I have noticed tiny prefer rii-sct apple trees), willi its wings losed, 1 could not tell which was tho bark or which the under side of dho bulterlly, were it not for a slow, wav ing moi ion of the wings, as if it wero fanning itself. " One dav, when I was hurrying up North street, 1 saw, as I thought, iv lirown leaf drop down at, my side from. one of the trees. ' What a pretty leiif; oh!' nnd, running after a very pretty bulterlly, I waited till it settled, put. my hat over, and so caught it. Look at its underside, boys, and you will see it, might easily be mistaken for a half. "These purplish, clear-winged, day living humming-bird moths feed on the big thistle heads, and it requires 'seeing; eves lo discover tliem. " Hectics have this mimetic power to a great extent, but I have only a few to show vou. This one looks like iv little ball of dirt. Sometimes this kind of beetle is mistaken for a hall of dirt, and sometimes the dirt for the beetle. "I wonder if, when you have been eating blackberries, you have suddenly noted a sharp, disagreeable taUo 1U your mouth?'' "1 nave, said John, "nnd a mighty disagreeable taste it was, too." "So have I," said Lincoln. "Well, perhaps you know, then, that you have eaten a blueberry bug. This is about the size, shape mid color of a green blueberry, and if vou were eating your berries in the pasture, noth ing would be more likely than that you .should eat. some bugs, too. "I have only one more example of mimetic beetles here, anil this is the painlcd clylus, which lives on the golden-rod. It is marked with green .mil yellow, thus mimicking the color ot the Honor. "I'erhaps you are wondering why in sects have this power? think that the ('real or gave it to them so they might escape from enemies that were not bright, enough to see through it."' Helen Muiif'nineri, in ('liristi in L'niun. EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYED. Prosperity Follows Unity of Purpose and Fellowship of Feeling. The garrulous proprietor of a jobbing "variety" shop, in rehearsing some reminiscences of his earlier shop days, related six personal anecdote's. every one of which turned on his smartness in circumventing or in "showing up" the ignorance of his boss or foreman. This old time sentiment of opposition be tween employer and employed is not yet extinct, iind it finds expression not only in the conversation of the work men, but frequently in the maimer in which they do their work. Such workmen re-cnt, as an un warranted interference, any suggestion from the employer or the manager as as to how a job should be done. Assum ing that they "kni'w their business," nnd have "learned their trade,'' they receive any direction or expression of preference of method from the em ployer as a meddling interference. It may be said that employers sometimes direct from their ignorance instead of guiding from their absolute knowledge; but that is no valid excuse for slighting or spoiling a job. A respectful ex planation will generally serve to con vince' the employer of his error. With many employes the maxim,, "Obey orders if you break owners," is! an actual rule of work. There never was a precept more painful to the work man's moral character nor more harm ful to the employer's interest. Expen sive work has been ruined by its ob servance. Some years ago a prominent Kastcrn shop had an order for some ex perimental machinery. Among other parts were some forgings of an oblong square form with a projecting stud at he center of one end. From this stuel, which was to be turned and threaded, the flat portion was suspended and worked a reciprocating movement. The Hat portion was to be planed, and finished to exact gague. It would be evident to any lirst class mechanic,, w ho had the drawings before him, that the turned and threaded stud was tho true center and initial point of tho work. So thought the competent me chanic who had the job alloled to himr and he began at that portion, when tha foreman came and told him that thee Hat portion should lirst be planed. Tlio workman knew better, but he believed in the "obey and break" adage, and ruined two of the costly forgings before he was corrected. In this case it wvih plainly the workman's duty to have suggested and explained; if he had not been listened to, the fault would have been entirely that of the foreman. A foreman can not often bo found wlm carries in his head all the combiner shop wisdom; and unless he is one who believes that be is the wonderful ex ception, he will listen to common sense instruction even from a journeyman. This spirit of opposition of interests! which sometimes develop into antago nism of feeling probably has something to elo with the strikes which occasion ally work fiouLilo for both employer ami employed. In establishment where workmen's suggestions are heard, and heeded if valuable, strikes are not frequent. Many a prosperous cstitltlish nient may be recalled where unity oi purpose and fellowship of feeling is tha rule and tendency of the management. To associate the idea of strikes witk such establishments would seem absurd. Seientijic Am e rirun. Kxierimerits have for some time been made iu lielgium for preserving wood by exhausting the air from thn pores and Idling them with liquid gutta percha. The gutta-percha is liquefied by mixing it with paraflinc and sub jecting to lieat. Afier it is introduced into the pores it hardens a.s it becomes, cold. It is said Ihat the Aslors alone own 3,1100 houses, all of stone and iron. Thn lowest rental they get. is lisl.fslO per annum, and th highest ,o(),(ioi), which some of their enormous down-town buildiuits brinii j.V. 1'. Mar.