Newspaper Page Text
iron our youno folks.
A WONDERFUL LITTLE GIANT.
J know n little plant, no bliorcr than a tuck.
Who ran wrostlnwlthufnt mnu, and throw
him on Ins liimki
Hl knotted littlo muscles, almost too small to
Could turn you topsy-turvy and hardly seem
To tnonk tho nose, and pln;h the toes, and nil
out full of woo,
Aro jokes tho inlrtgi't lot cs to play alike on
friend mid foe.
Hut ho rati do still irreater things hnn make
liltr man Mpical
Mo can split n Mono In splinters, or break a
bur of steel :
Ho can shape tho drlppliifr oavcs'ilrops Into a
en still spear.
And clinch the fallmirraln so hard, 'twill turn
ull whlton lth four:
Ho can chain thu dusking rlrer, and plus tho
He can build a wall upon the lako and shut
the water out.
Hut If you want to see this little (riant cut aud
Just build a tiny fire, or step out and fetch tho
lJarirtd It". llnummnU '" .s'(. Xleholas.
A SILVER SPOON.
The Story Which Marred the Happiness
of Two Mtttc filrls.
Hcs!o nmlKtllth were out in Bossio's
kitchen dunning tho silver spoons.
That was Besaio's regular Saturday
work; it was an tuiiiiTstoiiil thing that
every eek on that day silio was to pol
ish up tho spoons nicely.
To-day her mother had gone to
-viMt her aunt, and her friend. Edith
Amos, hail come oor to ltelp Iter
Xeq lioiii-e. Thu two liltlo girl had
been rather dilatory about their house
hold duties; they had had a good many
important things to attend to. Then
the dinner for Tiessiu's father, and tho
clearing away, had been a large under
taking. It was Into in the afternoon
now. and thev had jn-t begun on the
llcsio rubbed thu silver .soap on the
spoons and Edith polished them up
with the chamois skin, liessio was
vcrj polite about giving Edith the pret
tier part of the work. Suddenly Hessie
took up a large, lid tablespoon and
eyed it, and then Edith, impressivelj.
"There's n story about this spoon,
and you couldn't guess what it is," said
Honest, fond little Edith stared up
at her. "No. What is it?" said she.
"Well, my great-grandfather was
married in tins siher spoon."
"Why, Bessie Elliot!"
"I don't know what you mean."
"I should think you might. I said
it plain enough. My great-grandf.ither
was, married in this'silvcr spoon."
".N'oiv joifre joking, Hessie. It's
too bad of you to try to make me be
liee such things."
"No, I'm not joking; ho was,
"Married in that
"Why, he couldn't be married in a
spoon; how could he? A man couldn't
stand in a spoon. I don't bolieo a
wind of it."
"I don't care if you don't; he was."
Bessie kept her face v cry sober. Sho
loved Edith deorl, but occasionally
sho did like to tca.o her a little. Edith
was such an honest, matter-of-faet
little body, and took teasing so seri
ously. . She took this more seriously than
Bessie knew. Shu said no more" about
the matter and went on gravely polish
ing her spoons. When Bessie's mother
returned she took leave soberly and
went home, a troubled, indignant look
on her candid little face which be
travcil eierv thing.
"What ailed Edith?" asked Mrs.
Elliot, "I thought she seemed odd."
"Oh, nothing," laughed Bessie,
"only she's mystilied oier my great
grandfather's getting married in that
silver spoon. I'm going to let her
pu7lu oer it awhile, then I'll tell
"You ought to be careful how you
talk to Edith," said liur mother, "she
takes every thing so in earnest."
"Oh, she'll get over it, mamma."
"Thu next day Edith did not stop for
"Bes-ie, as Usual, on her way to school;
sho kept aloof from her at recess, too,
and never looked her way once in study
Bessie waxed indignant. "If she's a
mind to show out like this about such
a littlo thing, sho can," thought she.
And she was very sociable with the
other girls, and returned Edith's neg
She grew inwardly uneasy as the
-days went on, and Edith's strange
manner toward her did not change,
but sho said nothing. There was a
good capacity for stubborn wrath in
her childish heart
"There isn't any sense in Edith's
making a fuss over such a littlo thing,"
she kept saying to herself, and the
words acted like kindlings to keep her
Both little girls were quite miserable;
thev glanced furtively at each other,
and were very friendly and lively with
tho other girls, so neither should think
the other cared. But no now friend
ship could make up for tho lost sweet
ness of tho old one. Both spent many
h lonesome Saturd-iy. Probably Edith
was tho unliappler or tlio two over tno
estrangement She was more sensitive,
and her real or imaginary cause of
grievance was greater. She worried
over it a great deal, and it seemed
somehow to her that the culminating
point of her trouble was reached, one
afternoon, when Bessie went above her
in the spelling-class. Poor Edith fan-
cicd that sho looked glad, though that
was probably nothing brtt fancy, and
the bioke down completely. Sho laid
her head on her desk and cried, after
tho spelling-class was over.
Bessiq was more troubled and indig-
nant than ever at that.
"Now sho don't like it 'cause I went
ibovo her." thought she, watching her;
"and I don't seo how I'm to blame for
The next morning Edith was not at
school, nor tho next. Then Bessie
heard that sho had the measles. If it
had not been for this trouble between
them she could have gone to see her,
as sho had had them herself.
This occurred to Edith's mother on
tho Saturday after the little girl was
"Why, Edith, Bessio might come
over and see you tu-day," said she.
"She's had thu measles,"
Then, in poor Edith's weakness and
aiekucs-. tho long pent grief came out
"No, I don't want her I don't want
Iter, mamma," sho said, and begun to
"Why, what is the matter?" said her
"Bessio told mo something that
wasn't true, mamma, she didl I don't
liku Iter; it don't seem as if it was Bes
sie, anv more. I r-an't help it"
"Wliut did site toll you?
"Slidsaid that her 'great-grandfather
was married in a big silver
vpoon sho's got Oh, dear!"
""Marriod in a silver spoon!"
.Yaa, she said so, aud it couldn't h
true, lie could not have boon married
in a stiver spoon, you know ho couldn't
have, mamma. She said over and
over that ho was. Oh, I would rather
It had been mo that told a Ho than
"Now don't fret any more, dear,"
said her mothcrsoothu)gly. "1 think
wo shall find thcro was lonio mistaka
Mrs. Amos went directly over to the
Elliot's to investigate. When sho re
turned, Bessie w as with her. Bessie's
eyes were rod, and sho ran straight in
to Edith's room.
"Oh. Edith," sho cried out, "I'm o
sorry! I didn't really know what the
trouble was. I thought you were
showing out for nothing. I didn't
know you thought I wasn't telling the
truth, and trying to make you believo n
lie. I did tell tho truth, Edith, after
all. My great-grandfather was mar
ried in that silver spoon, and I'll tell
you how right off. That silver spoon
was niado out of liis.siVt-'cr knee-buckles.
Don't you see nowP He was married
in tho knee-buckles."
Edith's poor littlo mottled face
changed, aud she begun to laugh.
"Im sorry, Bessie; 1 was real silly,"
"Xo, you weren't silly one bit,
Edith. Sec here, I'm goingtomakc you
a promise: I'll ncvertcaso you again, as
long as 1 live, and I will always tell
jpu tilings right square out. 'When
anybody takes every thing earnest like
you, it isn't right not to talk every
tiling earnest to them. I've brought
you over sonic beautiful jelly, Edith."
Mary E. WilUns, in Congregationalist.
A TERRIBLE BATTLE.
It Ends In a tilnrloim A Irtory Over Selfish
ness. "A bo t, abovforHecvcaiidMnrcla!"
exclaimed papa, as lie opened the mail
from the North. "And all tho way
from Chicago, too, and from Aunt
Emma, I do believe.
When the box was opened, there, in
a nest of soft white cotton, lay two
large eg!, ornamented in beautiful
colors. And. wonderful to tell, these
eggs had covers which, when lifted up,
showed them to bu full of sugar plums.
But these lowly boxes were very frail;
and, in their lo'ng, rough journey, one
of the covers was badly crushed.
"Sister can have tliat; I'll have the
good one," said thu little boy at once.
Ho was looked at with surprise, for
ho had alwajs seemed a generous little
"My dear," asked mamma, "would
you do so selfish, so unmanly a thing
as that? Go away, and think about
"I don't wish to think about it. I
don't wish to think about it," he re
plied, excitedly, "I wiint the good one."
After that no more was said. Ho
began to walk about the room, his face
was flushed, and he looked very un
happy. If lie chanced to come near
papa, papa did not seem to see him,
ho was so busy reading his newspaper.
After walking awhile ha went to the
other sidu of tho room where mamma
was bathing and dressing his little
sister. Hi- was very foud of his
mamma. When lio was sometimes
obliged to punish him, as soon as it
was over ho would say:
"Wipe my tears ! kiss mo!"
So now, whni his. dear mamma did
not ..com to see that sho had a littlo
boy any more, ho was cut to the
At last he went into grandma's
room. Now, ho and grandma wcro
great friends. Many happy hours did
he spend in liur hip, hearing stories:
aud sho called him her "blessed boy."
But now, alas! she was so busy with
her knitting that sho took no notice of
hint whatever. This was dreadful!
Ho climbed up a chair and sat down.
An evil sjiirit seemed to whisper;
"Don't give up;" and so ho began
again his miserable walk. For nearly
one hour did this little boy light his
terrible battle with selfishness, until, at
last, In; could stand it no longer. He
came to his mamma, and said, in a
"I will take tho broken one; sister
can have tho perfect one."
"Then, when papa and mamma had
kissed him, and he had rushed into
grandma's loving arms, what it load of
unhappiness was lifted from bis heart
Little Men and Women.
A Pretty Bird Story.
At tho time of the great lire iu
cago, some yeara ago, a very pretty in
cident happened. A family living near
the lake shore had a largo number of
pet birds. They had added to their
parlor a long, narrow room, with glass
windows reaching from ceiling to floor,
for the plcasuro of these feathered
friends. People often stopped to see
the pretty creatures fluttering about,
to hear their songs, or watch them as
they bathed. At daybreak tho house
was full of music. It was like a con
cert in the wild wood.
One afternoon, tho week of the fire, a
cloud of fluttering wings moved weari
ly un the street. Presently these home
less ones caught sight of their hannv
cousins in the beautiful glass house. It
gave them fresh courage. Some even
tapped for admittance. It was a piti
ful plea for rest and food, from these,
doubtless their kins-folk and acquaint
ance. Thu ladies of the house, with
out delay, shut off the home-birds into
what might be called their back-par
lor. But through the glass door they
could see all that went on. Withcaircr
eyes they noted every movement. Then,
opening a window, they stepped aside,
that the tired travelers might feel free
to enter. Ready to drop From fatigue
and hunger, they went in. Some would
have fallen but for hands hold out in
welcome. Thev could not at once eat
or bathe. They lay panting, grateful
for rest and safety. There were per
haps twenty of them, and nearly all
canaries. They had joined each other
by the way, in this pathetic search for
protecting love and care.
When these tender wayfarers had
rested, and ea',cn supper, the home-
J birds and thcro were nearly fifty of
tia-m nuttercu briskly in, witn Hearty
greetings. It was charming to see
what cheerful, nay, oven tender, wel
come they gave.
Fortunately there was a goodly store
of bird-seed, and shelter was given to
these plumy guests until other homes
This is a true story, tor the some
body who writes it saw it alL --F. P.
Chaplin, in Our Little Ones.
When I become acquainted in a
town and find one man universally
abused and depredated, I know right
away that there is one enterprising
business man in that burg. Vhicagt
Ex-Attorney-Oeneral Brewster it
aald to attribute his wife's death largely
to over-work in discharging sociutltv
tit. N. Y. Bum.
JFOH SUNDAY BEADING.
Tho Christmas soon hare died away,
Tho birthday belli aro dumb,
And we with hushed and contrite hoarts
To lonten service come.
Tho littlo Child of Iiethlotacm
Tho loving Magi souirht
Xs now tho weary, lonely man
Whoso own receive Him not.
A Klnirl yet palaces 'are barred,
A favlourl yet Is spurned:
itedcemer. Friend 1 yet haughty heart
Away from Him are turned.
Ho m ulks the earth In humble guise.
No crown Is Ills to wear:
Tho racok and lowly are His friends,
And suffering ones Ills care.
In thought wo follow wbero Ho leads,
Uy desert, hill and seat
We see Hlra In tho city's streets.
And paths of Oallloe.
We'll follow soon His patient feet
Tho wny to calvary's height.
And foci again tho shadow cast
lly earth's most awesomo night
O On ist, whose birth wo celebrate.
Whose death melts us to tears.
Whoso burial wo seo with (rrlef,
WhoBO Easter calms our fears
Wo kuow not whore wo love Thco mostl
lly cradle, cross or grave;
But only know we lovo Tbce well
O, Mighty One to save I
Lillian Uixy, in Uttod Hotuehetptng.
International Sunday-School Lessons.
April 18 The First Mlraclo John 2: Ml
ApillSV-Jesus and Nicodemus..John :M8
May 2 JoMisatthoWcll John 4:ft-28
May 0 Sowlngand Heaping... .John 4:27-43
May la Tho Nobleman's Son.,.. John 4:4.V4
May 2 Jesus at Uethcsda John 6:5-18
May 30 .losus Feeding Flvo
Thousand John 6:1-21
June 0 Jesus tho Dread of
Lite, John 6: 22-40
Juno 13 .losus the Christ Johu 7S37-5J
Juno 20 Jesus and Abraham
John 8: 31-39, and 44 59
Juno 27 Hc lew. Service of Bongj Mission
ary. Temperance or other Lesson selected
by tbo school.
OUR MASTER'S MEAT.
A I'crprtual Feast Which All May Hate
anil Enjoy Do Well and Live.
Dependence for our happiness on
others is the order of our life; but it is
given to us to possess some resources
in overselves, and entire dopendenco
on others is a dangerous habit of mind.
Tho Master had meat to eat which His
faithful disciples knew not of, and all
good men have liko nourishment. Life
is in some respects a nice balance be
tween extremes. Hero is one: to keep
at equal distance from a sta'rved inde
pendence on one sido and an Infantile
dependence on tho other Tno more
common and the more wretched soul
is he who depends for every satisfac
tion on tho whims, caprices, accidents
nnd vicissitudes of his social world. To
livo our own life to have meat iu our
selves is a privilege of immeasurable
value, and such a life is rich and fruit
ful when it is watered by tho showers
of grace and lit up by tho light of Di
vine lovo; but we are under tho moral
law so completely that these fruits of
inner lifo bloom and maluro best iu
tho conscience in all those ongoings
of the soul in which right-doing and
right-being aro the seeds of feeling and
action. Christ's hidden meat was to
do the will of tho Father. Obedience
fed Him, lidelity refreshed Him, puro
conduct strengthened Him. Tho wear
and tear of our inner lifo must destroy
us if it is not compensated iu the same
way. In brief, we must have Christ's
meat or wo shall perish, and His meat
Is obedience, fidelity, purity. If wo
hav such food our souls will not fam
ish merely because human honor or
earthly rewards are denied to us. Ho
who sits down with Jesus at this ban
quet need not sorrow because the world
has neglected to invite him to its feasts
Tho truth is indescribably precious.
A mah may have a perpetual feast
witli the Master at tho head of the
table. In all poverty of worldly re
source, he may draw upon the eternal
treasury. It" is an awful thing to
despise such an opportunity, and pre
fer husks of pride to tbo bounties of
eternal goodness. Even tho prodigal
son found a bad taste in the husks; all
sinners havo como to that bitter expe
rience. There is only one joy for men,
and that is Christ's joy, the joy of
doing the will of tho Father. There
must bo an evil spirit in us when we
turn away from this satisfaction and
try once more as infinite millions have
done before ns to gnaw some nourish
ment out of the husks of vanity. .There
is a Divine life in ns when we can, liko
our Master, nourish our joys on the
purposes which drive us forward in
the paths ? obedience. On what do
we feed our souls? Let us ask our
selves tho sources of our pleasures of
tho spirit Take an Inventory of your
delights. Have you any which
come from well-doing? Then, ypu
have a common bond with the
Master. His wealth was all of this
sort ; Ho had no other, and yet He was
the richest soul in the fellowship of our
race. You never tried His way of
happiness without satisfaction ; no
other way ever pleased or profited you
long. All the experience which runs
parallel with that of Jesus is a happy
experience; all other runs down inevi
tably into decay and death. The years
become too numerous; the delights of
the tlesti pall on the palate; strength
succumbs to disease and death. This
life is only a show of life galvanized,
so to say, into spasmodic imitations of
life, ami relapsing into death when the
strange concealed battery ceases to
play upon the quivering flesh. It is a
tire in a stave which must always be
replenishing, which no replenishing
will keep burning very long. There is
no hidden meat for the life which shall
nourish it by self-feoding forces. It is
a counterfeit of life, a parody on true
vitality, a figure in which the shadow
suggests by Its shades tho outlines of
blessed reality. Christ's meat is the
only true meat; it alone feeds the soul
and makes it self-sustaining.
The practical aspect of the matter is
that tho way of pcaco is to go about
our duties in the expectation that they
will yield us satisfaction; the best satis
faction, the only sum satisfaction which
we can get in this life. The feverish
expectation that this one or that one is
to make us happy, that worldly suc
cess is to bestow felicity, that earthly
honors are to abide upon us such
hopes are sure to be mocked and to
crucify us in the end of the account
Right-doing is the royal highway of
life. Right-living is the self-fed, self
sustained condition of tbo soul. The
most of our desires is it a hard say
ing? are probably of fleeting charac
ter and Importance. We tret only to
want more, weiosewiw Diungpam
less because we lose value than because
wrbsve so little of truo inward values.
The fire has gone out in the stove; we
, . .r . ,, Tl.l - t
are not com because it warmea us, oat
becauso we never were self-warmed
and have lost the illusion of external
waiith. Nothing abides with a bu
and perpetually refresh Wra but tha
Master's meat The delusions play
with us only because they deceive. We
shall never truly live except aa we live
in Christ, who U our life;
If we could all warn our Master
Messed act of seH-cestwd uA setf-
springing joy 1 If wo know how to Ure
on duties done, crosses borne, hope
resigned and sorrows welcomed aa the
angels of God; if wo know that true
happiness is tho reward, the wages, of
duty, and that it comes of no other
effort of ours, tho disappointments, tho
jealousies, tho heart-burnings, tho dis
contents of tho sick world would roll
away from it like bad dreams and
cloudy fancies driven before the wings
of tho morning if wo know Christ's
food and its abounding joy. Let tit
repeat: All who ever tried it were mado
happy; all who have tried the world's
wny of sin have had sorrows for thcl'
pains. Experience speaks clear. Our
own, every man's experience speaks
clear. Do well and live. Do wrong
and die. This way leads to lifo and
joy. That way leads down into the
tombs and the blackness of darkness.
jV. Hr. Christian Advocate.
RELIGION OF THE HEART.
The Necessity of Addressing; the Con
sciences and Affections of the Feople.
Not all religion is of this kind.
Sometimes it is severely intellectual,
tho mind tho brainalone having
an' thing to do with it. A man is a
scholar and studies tho Scriptures and
Scripture doctrine just as ho studies
Greek or mathematics, and he gives
his assent to them and advocates them,
but he rarely feels them. Sometimes
it is sentimental. There Is no thought
in it It rarely excites a real emotion,
and it never extends to thorough un
derstanding and moving of tho will.
Many people deceivo themselves in ono
or tho other of theso ways, and in oth
er ways equally deceptive, thus losing
all iho benefit of their religion, and
failing to rightly com mend it to others.
A man of this kind is often met with,
sometimes olllclally by pastors, but
rnOro frequently in a cursory way, or
as an inquiring disputant in tho news
papers. Ho lias some knowledgo of
the Gospel. In his library aro many
religious books, and he has read them.
E'ther along certain lines, or more
broadly, ho has studied them, and he
has certain opinions possibly some
convictions respecting theology and
tho evangelical faith. He can talk,
and likes to do so. What this author
has said and that; what he has gleaned
from this authority and tho other ono
these are his topics. Ho is sincere.
When he says ho wishes to arrive at a
knowledge of tho truth ho is to be be
lieved implicitly. No one should doubt
him. But if he keep up his habit, a
knowledge of tho truth will never be
one of his achievements. Ho is seeking
Christ solely witli his intellect, or, at
least is depending n that; and, if ho
is not getting farther away from tho
Saviour, he Is, at least, not getting any
nearer, and is, therefore, wasting all
his time and effort. If he could just re
member to let his heart rule in the
wholo matter, and teach his Intellect,
somewhat proud and constitutionally
stubborn, to sit quietly by and wait, he
would sooner reach the new life ho is
It is tho address to the heart, there
fore, that is the most successful in the
realm of religion. The preacher who
succeeds speaks to the consciences and
affections of the people. Whether they
consciously wish that or not, they need
it, and the)- will grow to want it, and
then to care for nothing else. Tho pul
pH that Is at tho head of all the Chris
tian pulpits of the world Is conspicu
ous in this direction. Christ is set
forth day after day, not as ono to be
speculated about and studied as a great
historic figure or dynamic Saviour, but
as He who asks for tho heart, and who
offers to it whatever it needs for its
peace and enrichment. "Speaking to
tho heart" is tho title of ono of Guth
rie's books, and that kind of speaking
is the forceful and fruitful kind for all
men in all the ages. United Presbyteri-
There are some people who never
have a cheering word for tho straggler.
They mako life just as hard as possible
for all who are striving to do right.
They never think of rejoicing with a
poor sinner who has turned, and is
trying to follow Christ; they only won
der if his conversion is genuine, and
fear It is not, and wait in icy serenity
to be sure of it before they lond a hand
to help him in tho now way. They
never have really hearty words of com
mendation for any ono, however de
serving the person may be. They say
they aro afraid of turning people's
heads by compliments and words of
E raise; but surely it is much better to
elp peoplo than to binder them in
life. Duty is hard enough at the best
for most of us; and we need all the
cheer we can get to keep us from dis
heartenment and failure. Now and
then, to be sure, there is ono who
needs to bo repressed, and for whom
the chilling air of discouragement is
really a tonic. False or indiscreet
nralse is alwavs injurious. Too much
help in struggle and difficulty is posi
tive unklndness often worse than
none at all. Yet, with all these cau
tions, there is still large room for the
simple miuistry of encouragement; and
certainly no one's truo mission really
can be to make lifo harder for others
by suspicion, discouragement or harsh
criticism. if. 8. Times.
Cultivate steadfast patience in wait
The silence of Scripture is often
more instructive than the teaching of
other books. Trench.
Tho best Dortion of a trood man's
life, is h(s little, nameless, unremem-
berca acts oi .Kinaness ana love.
Wordsworth. ' t
Wo may talk of our faith till the
world's end, and if our faith do not
mean obedience, we talk delusion.
Ttoere is no way of entering on the
Eath of salvation but one,' and that la
y forsaking sin. Archdeacon Farrar.
It is really a great thing tho chief
thing in tho line of giving one a restful
feeling in all times of disturbance and
peril to have an abiding conviction
mat uou Knows wnai is nest, ana win
do what is best; that He never makes
a mistake concerning one of His chil
dren, nor ever fails to order and con
trol all tilings for the good of His chil
dren. If one will only have this con
viction without wavering, .be has al
ready learned in whatsoever state ho is
therewith to be content If, on tbe
other hr.nd, one is really In doubt
whether a' providential emergency in
Which he finds himself is to issue in
good or in ill to him, bis doubt Is a re
sult and. is a proof that he fears that
fcc'oaee God has saae a aaissaks aabls
Mae. An tiwm to fttfeo tlealoftUa
kind of doaMmr,' oa li part 'of those
who call thesaselves fee 'eUWre. w
God.-. 8. Tim$.
TOO LATE FOR HIM.
Well, stranger, you ask for my story,
And want to know just how It oom
That I am at work hero In prison,
instead of aworklu' at homo.
I Judgo, from a glimpse of our nucktift
You ro ono of them clerical chaps,
And will maelt atoxt for asormon.
Or a lecture ou Tcmp'ranco, perliapi.
You, need n't apologize stranger)
I'm entirely Wlllln' ou should
J ust tell 'cm the whole of tho story.
And may be 'twill do 'em some good;
For I've done a full share of tho evil
That's allowed for ono man hero to do,
And If 1 can do any 1,-ood now,
'Twill bo something entirely now.
Well, to go to tho very boglnnlng-
You know I was Innocent then
M) mother died when I was loung, sir,
And father, ho married again.
And 1 tell Iron) experience;, stranger,
Thoro s no oarthly power that can save
A icllow lrom more or loss downfalls
Whoso own mother lies In hor gravo.
My father was fond of good living.
Ami liked a good glass of old wine;
Ami Kometlinos, when tilling his glasslul.
Ho d Just color tho water in mine.
In that wny tho nppotito startoil.
And inunv a time 1 would go
And tako a sir slip without water.
When 1 thought tho old man wouldn't know.
You see. In those days, total abstinence
Wn'n't thought of, except with a Binlle;
Most men took their lilttors quite rog'lar,
And every one oneo in awhile.
Well, br and by, 1 went to college;
A careless, wild, reckless young man,
I'd nothing liko principle In me.
And that's whero my wild oats began.
I was sixteen that fall, and If over
'there s a tlmo when a lollow's betwoon
The good and tho bad. Lord and devil.
That time's when be reaches sixteen;
His principles thon uie not founded,
Xo matter how woil he's brought up;
He thinks that he's almost a man then.
And temptaUon presents pleasure's cup.
In mv room I kept all kinds of liquor
Of course 'twas forblddon, you know.
But when a man hankers for wMsky
Truth docsn t stand much of n show.
I hud plenty of friends, always smiling,
And mane and many n tlmo
I'vo seen them sit thcro at my table.
And draik to my health in my wine.
Vir all swore most eternal of friendship;
Thoy Here all wild oung follows liko mo.
And 'twas alwat s In my room thoy gathered
When thoy wanted aWt or n spree.
nut nil tho tlmo trouble was brewing,
The faculty "pulled ' inoat last;
The boys, to save themsolves "squealod" on
And my days In college were post
'Twas about that tlmo father went under;
He fallod and lost nil that ho had,
Ayd I was alone In the world, sir.
Do on wondor I went to tho bad?
I couldn't go Intoit village
Hut the first sign I'd Beo was "Saloon;"
I alwat s found there a warm welcome.
And a glass followed only too soon.
And many n tlmo I havo Rat there '
Half drunk, and I've wished that I might.
Just for once, have a good, cordial welcome
In homebody's homo there that night:
For ou see, sir,, a fellow gets loneMiuic,
With no home oxcept a hotel.
And that Is Just whoro tho millions-are
Tho derll s sido doors Into hell.
It Is useless to tell all tho struggles!
Tbo ups nnd the downs I'vo been through;
But when a man fulls ho falls farther
Than ever ho thought ho could go.
Sometimes I'd keep sobornnd steady
Fur inontllB, but I nlwin s would faQ;
And now 1 havo got to tho bottom
I'm reckooed tho lowest of ail.
You see. Government licenses dooiens
To sell us the liquor, and then
They shut uh up here In tho prison
If It niiikes us more demons than men.
Thev sav thev are going to prohibit
The keeping saloons In this State:
Well, thorn's thousauds to como that It will
Rut for raft It's a llfe-tlmo too late
r-"C. I'. It.," De Muinu, la.,), in Uliieago !
RUM AND WAGE-EARNEHS.
interesting and Instructive Facts Gleaned
from the ltuport of tho New Jersey Bu
reau of Htstlstlc of Labor unit Indus
tries. Fourteen, States have Bureaus-of Sta
tistics of Labor, tho oldest being that
of Massaabasctts, which, under tho
management of a statistician of ability
and experience, Hon. Carroll D.
Wright, has contributed immensely
to tho facilities for the study of various
social and industrial problems. Tho
Massachusetts Bureau was established
in 18C9; but tho bureaus in six. of the
fourteen States date from 1883 and
1884. It W to bo hoped that other
States will establish bureaus- at as
early a day as possible. It costs but
littlo comparatively to sustain them:
and tho facts and statistics which they
can gather, arrange and print Ja annual
reports would bo of incalculable value
to legislators, and to all students of so
cial and economical questions. Much
of tho legislation which is being put
upon the statute-books deals either di
rectly or indirectly with such questions,
and is too often based upon unsupport
ed theories rather than well-ascertained
facts. No State can really afford to be
without a Bureau of Statistics- of Labor
Wo havo been looking over the sev
enth annual report of tno New Jersey
Bureau of Statistics of Labor and In
dustries, aud have been specially im
pressed with a chapter concerning the
condition of wage-earners, and how it
can be improved. Tho chapter is made
up oi passages irom letters oi inaivia
ual workmen and others, aud is very
interesting as well as instructive. Wo
quote some of the sentences, first as to
"Whisky and beer are the great obstacles
"Intemperance la the cause of very much
wretchedness la our families."
"The greatest ovll Is strolls' drink."
"Our morals here are low on account of
"Many of tho bands drink to excess."
"The liquor trumo has a bad effect oq our
"Strong drink Injures a groat many of us."
"Morality would be good except for drunk
enness." . A,
"Too largo a portion of our wages go to tbe
I sellers of rum and beer."
"Druukennoss It the bane of tho working
"Many of our men love beer more man inair
"Drlnk Is tbe working-man s curso."
Tobacco and liquor ure a great Injury."
"Except for beer and whisky, we are very
"Hum does mucn to lower us.
"Working-men drink too much for their own
"Hum and brer are our groat enemies."
"Our condition Is much lower than it should
be. This results principally from the use of
Uqunr and from ljrnoranoo.,r
'Much Immorality whisky li at the bot-
"iirnotUnoe and Intemperance are the chief
causes hlcb prevent us from improving."
" lutetoperanoo is tbe great vice of tbe
As to the remedy, the following sug
gestions arc made.
" Laws prohibiting tbo manufacture and
ale of liquor would Improve the working-
" Local option 'baa improved our condi
" A prohibitory law would do much for our
improvement." i, '; 1 . . , A M
"The liquor true as a bad affect on trade;
prohibition woulZoo good."
" Prohibition ifneedod."
"Bhould drink leas."
"Men should not spend so much time In sa
we mutt nave a proniDiiory law Deiore
mipivtnflltlnn limuph faAMfired
' The shoemakers of .Newark must bare
bettor ora-anliatton,' It they
. M..ill.llM 'It thtf BM MVAT tAlffl
iimi Alan WISH nmwfariea u
lew breweries und saloons.
What is wanted is that men should drink
1a anil fcrsukn (Mittak hnllnt
" Hotter education and legal prohibition qt
tno aaio oc unuora. . .
. linnnt hMlAvA In nmhlhttlAn antlrelr. t
' lio not believe In prohibition entirely, but
think that many workmen would be better oS
if m mA IfrJ
"When rum has been banished thoro will
t soiao hope." .
"W ahnuld also sunoort and enoouraa
each other to resist tbe evils ot drink."
" Abolish nut and tobacco."
"ruhliiwlB both ot tobsoeo and liquor
uulfl banes)! in"
PrlB3o to shout thsosly talosrwhUh
will eleva wgcttsw-aten."
- Thco wssseges are I row repieseat
ifeH M Tarlwu tnriw,,Md turn Tri
ous localities. Thoy aro seleoted from
numerous replies, every passage repre
senting an individual. Tho views aro
thoso of tho nvurago Intelligent working-man.
They ask to bo delivered
from tho curse. N. Y. Independent.
The Oetlce Adopted by the W
C. T. V. of
Tno beneficent effects of agitating tho
question of teaching Tcmpqrnnco in
public schools is not confined to the
States which havo secured tho sclcntlfio
Temperance instruction law. Through
efforts In this department tho subject
has been brought to tho attention of
parents and teachers all over tho coun
try, and this can not help being bene
ficial, for it has caused an nrrcsl of
thought upon a vital subject, and think
ing thereon has led to grand rcsultn.
Thousands of children are being taught
Temperance at their mother's knee, or
in tho family to-day, because tho W. C.
T. U. has educated the conscience of
Christian parents along this lino. In
hundreds of schools the effects of alco
hol and tobacco upon body, mind nnd
heart arc boing taught becauso, through
tho same agency teachers have boen
convinced that, as employes of tho
State, to whom Is, in trusted tho train
ing of its futuro citizens, thoy aro in
duty bound to teach thoso things which
shall guard them against tho worst foo
threatening good citizenship.
In many schools outsido the favored
eighteen States this teaching is system
atically dono from approved text
books. In others, where the introduc
tion of text-books is not possible, ex
cellent work is done through oral les
sons, for which the teacher makes
special and careful preparation with
the aid of tho best authorities. Again,
much has been accomplished by plac
ing Temperance books of rcferimco in
school libraries, and enconraglug
teachers and pupils to use them. The
latest device for introducing Temper
ance in public schools comes to us
from California. Tho Oakland W. C.
T. U. have published a set of arith
metical qttestion which aro given to
teachers to bo Incorporated with their
elass questions. Wo glvo a fow from
those designed for each grade. If they
do not teaoh "scientific Tompcraneo
they do set children thinking concerning-
tho benefits of practical Temper
ance: 1. There aro 15,000 sftj'oooo In tbe United
States, and lBt.UDU public schools; bow many
morn saloons than schools
S. There aro about UM.U0O drunkards In th
United Stittos. How many cities of 40..KIQ In
habitants each would these drunkards fovm?
a. (n.) If a family spends W cents a day lor
beer, hmr much Is expended In 4 weeks (fc.)
How uianv loavos of brciidt at 10 cents a loaf,
could be-bought for the same money!'
4. 1.) A smokor spends 30 cents a day for
cigars; how many dollars will lie spend Inouc
half a year? lb.) How many books at S'i
aploce, eould ho buy with this money t
: i ) At 40 cents a gullnnwhat is a famll;
beer bill for to dais, taking twoxiuarts Uallyl"
lb.) How nany pairs or shoos at -' a pair, Will
this money purchase?
0 A young man, now 21 vcars of age, began
to smoke cigurettos at tbo uge of It, and
smoked 10 ecnts worth daily. How many
books worth SI each, could ho buy with the
7. A poor man, seventy years of age, wis
sent to the almsnouse. Had' ho saved tbo
money spent for tobacco since he was twenty
jem-s of age, providing he- spent an averugo
ot fSOujcar, bow muob would ho have bad?
8. A teetotaler and a whisk-y drinker started
together on a Journey, cachi with his his own
horse and buggy. Tho distance was TOOmlles.
Tho horses each tra clod at the ratio of 6 milt
an hour. Tbo teetotaler made the journey la
SOdajs. The drinker stopped, three times a
day at thesaloons on tbe way for hi dram,
losing on'Un avorage of flfteonmlnutos every
time. How many days dldi It take- him. to
make tho Journey?
0. (a.) In early times Schoharie Couner. IT.
Y., was bought of an Indian chief for a barret
of whisky. If tho Indian drank one halt a
flint a day, how long did it take blm to swal
ow tho wholo county? CO As tho county
contains :Tm,0J0 aorcs, and the whisky was
valued at SI a gallon, what was the price-per
10. How many cylindrical tanks- 8 feet la
dlainetor, and 15 toet deep would it take to
contain tho 2TJ.000.000 gallons- of Uquor con
sumed lu tho United States last year. Union
THE OATMEAL. KING.
Ilia Sacrifices for Temperamee Principles
lie Had Mo Grain to Sell to Be Made
"Yes,. I know Schumacher, the oat
meal king who has just lost his big
mills by lire," said tho Ohio passenger,
"and on odder little man you never
saw. Ho's a German, of course, about
sixty years old, about as-big as a grass
hopper and just as lively, talks Dutchy
and writes the most vigorous English,
hates, whisky and beer aa he does rt
liar, and works sixteen hoars a day.
He came to this country as poor as a
church mouse, started a little grocery
and beer saloon, ran that awhile and
then began making oatmeal by a hand-
mill m his woodshed. Finally ho sold
his saloon, peddled oatmeal and fari
na from a band-cart, which he wheeled
about town himself, and In thirty yean
boilt up tho largest factory of that
kind in tho world. He won't hire a
man in any capacity who drinks whis
ky or even beer, and has about him
several hundred employes who are
mostly German, and, strange to say
zealous prohibitionists like himself.
Ho once brought over from Germany
a workman who was master of a net
process. This man camo under a two
years' contract at a largo salary, his
expenses being guaranteed. Tho see
ono day after no began work Schu
macher learned that no was a beer
drinker. In two hours the workman
left tho mills, never to return, and with
a check for nearly Ave thousand dollars
in his pocket. This was the price
Schumacher had paid for upholding
Ids principles and enforcing his rules
down to the very letter."
"A few weeks ago," said a drummer,
"I told you a littlo story about Schu
macher, tho Ohio oatmeal King who
has jut been ruined by a fire, sacrllic
ing several thousand dollars rather
than brtak bis rule of refusing to em
ploy a man who drinks liquor. Sinoe
then I have been in Akron and seen
tho ruins of Schumacher's great mills.
A few days after the fire two men from
Cincinnati called on Schumaehnr.
They said that they had heard that in
the cellars of the mills was a vast quan
tity of grain damaged by moke and
water, and they' had come with the in
tention of buying It. Tha matter was
talked over, and - a bargain finally
struck. The men drew their check fot
tho purchase price, a ' sum running
into the thousands, and.wereiust about
to hand it to Schumacher when ono of
them happened to remark that they
would bo able to make a good deal oi
whiskV out of that grain.
" 'Do you want this grain to make
whisky off inquired Schumacher,
stepping back a few feet
"Yes; we are distillers in Cincin
nati.' " 'Then, gentlemen, you can not buy
any 'grain of me. I have no grain to
sell to be mado into 'whisky. Good
"And, as the damaged grain was only
good for distillers1 use, Schinnachei
gave orcry bushel of it to teamstcra
expressmen, draymen and poor fami
lies keeplug cows.to feed to thsb stock
on condition thai they would, uu) H
.wy," Wcafl? Jfersm
This powder never Tar's!. A marvel of
purity, strength and -,'floleiomeness. More
sconomlcal than the oMinarv kinds, and can
not be sold in competition with the multitude
of low test, short weight alum or phosphate
powders. Bold only in cam. Bom, Bunto
Powoib Co., 106 Wall street, N. X. 29jl
. INBTAJTLY BELIEVED.
POPHAM'S ASTHMA SPECIFIC.
For theoureof ASTHMA. Established IMS.
Trial package free.
T. FOPBAH CO., Jrrops.. Philadelphia.
Do uot fall to try tblssplendld preparation
If yon have difficult breathing from Asthma,
Hay Fever or Ohionlo Bronchitis. It Is a
fileasant Inhaling remedy, going at esse to
he seal of the diseases removing the muens
or phlegm, relaxing the tightness of the
cheat, promoting expectoration, and giving
Immediate and poattlve relief in every esse.
Fat op in large boxes, and sold by druggists
TCnarwftlla. reliable man. not IMS
twenty-four years old, to tail the chaleeis
Fro It and Ornamental Nursery Btock, on
salary with expenses pald,oron oommliston
as preferred. Steady employment through
out the year. Business qulcxly learned.
Bend for terras.
OI.KM BBOXHBB9, Knrterymen.
13 9 Rooheslet, N.T.
Col. X. J. Blount MAHAGXM-. J. 0t
WALHliT STREET HOUSE
Bet. Sixth and Seventh Streets,
First-class In All its Appointments
POPULAR PRICE, $3 per daj.
I. M. TUCKER & CO; Props
W. Mate St., HILLSBOROv
PHILIP KRAMER,- Proprietor.
First-Class Livery, Feed
Sale Stables Attached;
has removed his
Daily Meat Market
NOTH HICH STREET.
A Few Doors Booth of the Hasonio Tasapt
VEAL, MUTTON, PORK,
Of the very bast quality, and si prloes aslaw ss
say other establishment,.
sjsPStores and families supplied wit feafh
k eottUatiSBos of publio patronage eoUtited)
OJtBB paid for GOOD OATTUE MO BOOS
tha BOBubur favorite-Cor
tag tha aalr. Restoring the color
wbta grey,and pemnung Daa
drill!. It deaases the scale,
taas the hah' fmlitav. and k
sec, and Si. abas at Druggists.
Otacm Oars job. sals ass -"
aad the best kaewa snrtatWe el Caaauapllon.
F Alicia's Tome kept la a heme Is
kp sickness out,
, a none isa asauasi to
discreetly it keeps the
HI BUt. UM0. I
and tha Stamach. Llvsr mad Kktaftvs
la working erdsr.i Coughs and CoUa aIsh ke-
fore it. fi builds up the health,
Stoatacb, Bowtls, Blood or Nsrris, don't wait
till yen are sick la bad, but use Faana's Tonic
to-dty 1 It wOl give you aew life aad vizor.
" '-HISCOX CCK, N. V.
Sold by TJruggbU. targe saving buying t sis.
JlfHttUfl, PUt, I
finis m u a. K-bi rjmm ami bLsVMIb
. MMWdULM mr IMITATING
bbbbbbbbV - jUI
ewe te plane.
ALL TBKJATXNT MBDh
CINM8 ADVERTISED IN
MY SEYBERT tie CO., DRUO
Is ths only perfect aMsif, trakt eossfesMU
MMjtosMf reserving Oamtatsstev Bas-aa
ttasUe Beetlon above sa4 below OsreV ,0e.
tsraisss. fcatlrsly Marts boss My crtaer,
rafyarseUBUB4as4 asjslattV Oas'
M)s-Dm Ostttl fls., 01
aatv for sale