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A SHADOW IN THE VALLEY.
There's a shadow in the valley Where the lillies lie asleep, Where the laughing: waters murmur, And the sweet flags droop and weep. There'a shadow in the valley, And a sigh floats in the air, Like the breath sf angels resting ••'re the fair fie enc mirrored there. Such a shadow in the vailey Brings a burden to my heart Cannot you, too, understand it'/ Have you never felt its smart'? I have watched the lillies lying, I have seen the sweet flags weep, And have wished that I, when dying, Might be laid with them to sleep I have heard the breezes murmur Low, soft songs within this vale I have seen the blackbird hover O'er the lillies fair and pale, I have seen a ray of sunlight Linger 'mong the reeds at play But the 6ilent, creeping shadow Chased the merry sprite away. Like the human heart, o'ersliadowed By a sorrow swift and deep, Lie the sweet flags and the lillies In the shadowy vale asleep. There's a melancholy sweetness In the perfume-laden air, And the tall reeds"seem to whisper, "You'll find sorrow everywhere." TIBBY AND TOSE\ Kittv had been to the chairty balj, and the charity ball was very fashionable, there was 110 doubt about that: Kitty had eaten a late supper, returned home, gone to bed and to sleep there wag no doubt of that. She recollected distiuctly throwmg one shoe under the bed and the other into a corner, saying "Good night" to her own ggure in the looking glass, twisting the figure of a butterfly till her fingers ached before she discovered that it was not the gas-stopper, and then laugli ng sleepily at all her mistakes. She even remembered the first dream of her sleep, which was something about char ity diamonds, chicken-salad, lancers, and ice-cream waltzes. No thefre was no doubt that she had gone through all this: yet there she was, staring in at the windows of the great ball-room,' and the ball was just commenc ing. Could she have gone to sleep on the window-sill in some mysterious man ner. No she was outside and standing is. the air, with somebody holding on to her hand! "Oh, dear."' thought Kitty mournfully, "I must have drank some wine somehow. How strange it is! I wonder how I came here! But what a cold hand holds mine it's net papa's, for it makes me shiver. He must be horrid. I won't look at him. So!" There did not'seem to be much need ol the resolve, however, for the person who held her hand did not move nor seem, to care whether she saw him or not, but quietly looked in with her. So, at last, like most girls, Kitty's curiosity got the better of her, and she cautiously glanccd •ut of the corners other eyes. ,, Besides her she saw an old man. His beard and haiv were long and white, and drojiped about his neck and shoulders, like falling snow. Upon his head. iwals lightly placed a crown as of frost-wojk so delicate was its texture. Robes, long and dark, and cold tp look at, fell in broad folds from his shoulders, and "were held to his waist by a girdle of ^twink-' ling, stars. He was gazing ill at the brilliant assemblage with a sad, melan choly loox upon his face. Kitty looked at his robes. f" "How very old-fashioned!" she thought "and aged, very aged." "Yes," murmured.the old man: "old. very old. Kitty started. He read her thoughts evidently. She was sorry now she had thought "it, he looked so sad. "T£ho are youT' asked Kitty timidly: "and why have you brought me here?" "I am the Cold Night," said the old man, slowly turning his eyes-toward her. His eyes were sharp and piercing, yet full of kindness. "And have brought you here that you miglit see how great your charity is, for I heaid this was a charity-ball/ "Yes"' said Kitty nervously. "I anj a friend of the poor," continued the Cold Night "aad I love to see chari ty." He looked p^ck into the ball-ro^in as lie spoke.?' ^Yon eee" $1 your fijejids* hefel" "Yes," said tufty,• brightening .up, and gazing inside with something of a proud look. "There's Florv Hall right, before the window nov£'L She has those beauti ful solitare diamonds ife hef ears. Oh, dear, ho^^ighj they lack. I wish I had them.*' "But you had the handsomest dress," said the"Cold Night, sadly. im "Oh, yes," exclaimed Kitty 'qnicld'x. "It was "of the richest silk, and cost sev eral "Tiliy no,' tor mc1 of course," answered Kitty, jin "But the ball is for charity?" LCVJ .tn I I I giljl W W Kitty began ftr He bewildere ct much catechising and she was much re lieved when he leather awawfi a boy and a gifl^g'SiO- an4 sang "Yo"ii V8S9edr'thoiiiUip tMHght?^' ".Yea, but they arc /.horrid1:beggars '1i said was silent and-Jijtty^aS )afraid «she might have said something wrong, so she added: "'And"common street fiddlers." But the Cold Night snul nnthin iliv^ ti&e t@olcl say in chi they and wheels of carriages seemed to creak in sympathy as they crushed down in .the snow. Yes, it was cold indeed, yet they fiddled and sang untiringly, while the rich people alighted and parsed up the grand entrance, atter glancing contempt uously at the poor little duo, who fiddled and sang as the biilliant dresses disap peared in the distant doorway but final ly stopped as the last carriage drove away. "I suppose we looks too awful," said Tosey,' wetting his lips and feeling vacantly in the small pocket, which God knows, had not seen so much as a dime for many and many a day. "Yes, said Tibby, "but I does feel so hungry, and I sang so loud, and I tried so hard—*' Tibby slightly sobbed and silently used a small piece of her shawl to wipe away a, large tear. "Don't cry," said Tosey, tremulously: "let's move on, and perhaps we'll find a little somethin'. Oh, if we only had a few pennies!" Tosey took Tibby's hand and they started to move away. "Oh, Mr- Cold Night," replied Kitty sorrowfully, "let me give them some thing—poor little things!" "But they are beggars," answered the cold night. Kitty looked ashamed. She could feel herself blush, even though she was cold and shivering. The Cold Night handed her a silver piece. "Yes, said he drop it, even if it is wasted. See what they will do.'' Kitty took it quickly" and dropped it bofore "them. Right at Tibby's foot fell the money, which she would have passed unnoticed if Tosey had not exclaimed "Oh, Tibby, there's a dime!" and picked it up. Tibby clasped her hands in delight, danced up and down and then looked in to his hand, to be sure that it was really there. It was surely. "Won't we have a hot potato, though," said Tosey. "And a big roll, and some butter, and some meat, aad just a very little piece of pie?" Tibby named each of them on the ends of her lingers, but stopped when she got to her thumb, for the money was all gone by that time, and the thumb was quite large. "But how did it come there?" asked Tosey. "Could it have growed?" suggested Tibby. "No," said Tosey. "Fell from the sky?" "Guess not," said Tosey, dubiously. "Or been flungect?" "Oh, no, of course not!" Tosey an swered emphatically. They both looked hungrily at the piece of money, and began to count to gether what lots of things they could buy and their faces grew bright, indeed, as they thought of it. From the shades of the opposite side of the entrance, a thin bundle ot rags slow, ly crept, and steadily shuffled up to them. Out of the dirt and rags peered a thin fa?e and glistening eyes, and the hands of the small bundle wearily rubbed them selves together, to try and stir up the blood that was not there. "This is a charity ball," said the thin bundle. "These folks dance tor the poor." The glistening eyes looked eagerly at Tosey and Tibby, and fiequently glanced at the money in their hands. "We is poor and they dances for us and me mother, who is sick abed, they dances to give us the bread which we seldom has." "Tosey looked in surprise at the thin bundle rubbing its hands. "And does they dress in nice closes for us, and ride in carriages, and give lots of money, and all for us?" The thin bundle rubbed faster and faster. "Yes, if there any more than as pays ior the dancin' and the dressin1 and the daucin' costs ten dollars a piece, and the diessiu' I dunno! Its all for us—if there's any left." "BiH thoy didn't give us any when I saag," said Tibby. '*Lors no!" said the thin bundle "they liasaolks a£ hunts up poor folks when they, lias'' time, and sews flannels when ,they" hasn't. Yes, they says they docs kill this-lot.us, .but—\ The bundle shook its head as ll doubtful, and continued: "I stood over yonder thinkin' some body would give me sum thin1 but they all looked mad-at me, and I went back rito ta'e shadder and watched 'ein.-.-It Was a big sight, and I am jest as hun gry." Tim hands stopped rubbing, and tlip eye!looked wet as the jbundle ^addr ed!: mother is very, very, sick. pdbf-'-s'o poo.r," Tosey locked at his little sister itjJ". gentle, loving face.',' .. "i,,, ., ildered" by so o,"Tosey1,1 dutino.a^ I aUoea: Jn JJS ..the rags began to shuffle alway., f'Tibby, does we feel so .awfyl hungry ff hesitated. She looked at tho sil^av, a.pfd tliqn tit the slowly retreating *Vf^ V.vf. JBsktre, W »I ..A W* luid 'tfcen Ipofce^ up. iotd, 1I osey turned and' running alter Sifecoofnifonoiround,• ife departing figure^ handed', her ithe 1 "There," said he, OT Wfp npE^i^',',}! .A .tteiiiiW .v-m. Tfie bundle looked in surprise ,as ,she] 'roil^jifcfpiece, a^lftpaqs cjl. »lwn in pa a he on a id "^•Yery,,.vci7^'^efwl a»d- walked Oi?.' -r. The twro^ittle iaus ciaha"vT^tphed the ilgjure as it disappeared in the darj^ness, whil^ t-^e ^.ppj, slipffle graw fainter ?^nd '.i. /v'i .1 ,spis^d ud thrust ijqBi their doors. ie i(?pld. Night, .turned toward' W«ft*reiuUy pnsseii-^etiir^fj 4of »Ivitty. lie found lier sileatly wiping her ilrwaswltMf. AM "Do yflii'S&e 'what' jtrue charity^ is?" Tosev as^ed h^iri-a sweet,'Aymnalhe'tic voice, breatjf-Yes, yea,'I'-6eef," mttrnrdred Kitty, fared dispaifingly in the "frosty air. The (While they were talking they had slowly risen up, to the brilliant windows again. "Now look at the mockery," said the Cold Night, somewhat harshly. It was the most brilliant hour of the ball. Light from myriads of jets, em bedded in massive chandeliers, sparkled with dazzling intensity, making the brightest day of gloomy night. People decked with jewels and silks and laces, were gathered in merry groups, or joining in pleasurable dance to the strains of sweet and lively music. It was a beauti ful sight indeed: but somehow, the peo pie looked heartless to Kitty, and the jewels glittered spitefully, while the rich silks seemed to hiss and hiss as they rus tled along, as if all were rebelling against their false use. "But one more act," said the Cold Night, leading her gently down to the opposite side of the street. From a dark corner, with their arms twined about each other's neck, the' two little beggars watched the windows of the brilliantly lighted hall—away up the sky it seemed—watched the gay fig ures that frequently appeared in rich, dainty dresses, and smiled to think that it was all for the poor and needy. "They dances lor us and for others," murmured Tibby, "for those as is 'in want. Maybe the beautiful ladies will find us here to-morrow, and give us some bread." "YC3," said Tosey "and the poor little girl as had the sick mother. P'haps they'll find them, and help them, too. The Cold Night waved his hand above them, and they both shivered, and said how coid it was. Tosey tried to play a note on his violin, but the strings creak ed so dismally that he laid it aside. Then they sang together the sweet little song of charity which Tibby had sung to the rich people and, as they sang, the Cold Night spread his mantle slowly around them until they were fast as !eep. "Oh, sir!" cried Kitty, "spare them, and let them live." "No," said Cold Night, "they are too poor to live. They must die." Kit tic fell on her knees before him. '•Oh, sir," she pleaded beseechingly, "I am rich and will take care of them, and relieve them from suffering." But the Cold Night raised his hand and pointed upward, saying: "Too late, too late?" As he spoke lie took +he beggars in his arms, slowly rosejup|toward the stars and leaving Kitty sobbing on the ground. As she knelt there she heard, high the skies, the song that the beggars sang, the song of sweet charity, swelling to a mighty chorus, as one would think to celebrate a mighty deed—mighty in the sight of heaven. She tried to rise her head but could not, she seemed bound to the earth by a great weight, as of gold, while above the song grew faint er and fainter, till at last it ceased, then she fell into a deep swoon. It was broad daylight when Ki'ty awoke, and the sun was shining brightly into her window. In the hall the maid humming a subdued song as she went blithely about her work: while without the white smoke of morning fires—signs of stirring life—curled upwards from the chimney "tops into the cool air as if glad to meet the light of day. "It was only a dream yet, oh, how vivid?" thought Kitty, as she rubbed her eyes again and again, surprised to see the walls other own pretty room actual ly around her. "Only a dream, only a dream yet how full of truth!" cheerily rang the milk man's bell as Kitty donned her morning dress while, as she passed down the broad staircase the great hall clock seem ed to say: "Only a dream, only a dream yet there's a lesson, yet there's a lesson and Kitty pondered. A year trom that time Kitty passed by the same old clock but this time it said as it ticked, ticked away: "Only a dream yet it's made her an angel—angel of mercy to suffering need." Her name'so dear to us, is a name of love among the poor. Ah, happy, happy was the day when, to her eyes, a dream re vealed true charity. A Word About Marriage. A physician writes the following sen sible advice: My profession has thrown me among women of all classes, and ex perience teaches me thafc God never gaverroan a greater proof of' His love than taplaoe 'woman here ^ith hiifirMy6 idvice is: Go and propose to the most, ssensijjle gfirl \yoii know oLi-Ii ehe-says yes, tell her how much your income is, Jtt:6m what source derived, and tell her you will' cUvidjP th^lajst dollair and* love her tvith ali your laearfc in the .bargain then keep your promise. My \yora for it that she .gill live within your income, and to your last hour you will regret that you did not marry femi6Metmi-— l^er, love lier aid tell it tp h^nfrequei$ly|jp3£rjqT'fi®f9 meet anywhere. You won't deserve lier, I know, but she will never see it. Now, throw aside pridePtmd selfishness, 4nd see what will come of it. A 1 mddel school-house. Our small boy wjll -QOnteSf fbf 'tla^/pi|z|.| mdcTel is not yet ready, buc we may atate that his idea of a model school house is one in which the teacher never rficks where recess comes five times of a morning, vacation every other week, 4hd examination never where all studies a»e jalejetiye, and chewing .gtun ,i# insisted upon where there is co-ed tication o|,the sexes, provided the girls ape pretty, and where there is no pun a to sit gWftbtfhomne was caught passing notes,—Albany JoumoX. General Considerations for Consttmp* tires. A very few general observations must conclude this brief survey of winter quarters. In search for a winter health resort, what do we desire to avoid and what do we desire to find? There are three things which we desire to avoid, especially when they are found com bined together, as in our winter climate, and these three things are damp, cold and variability. It is the combination of these three conditions which makes the climate of England so nnsuitable and even dangerous to many persons. It gives rise to the distressing catarrh conditions which are so common, and whiclj often lead to graver disturbances of health. It is the cause of attacks of acute and chronic rheumatism, of many forms of neuralgia, and not infrequent ly it is responsible for serious inflam mation of internal organs. This com bination of climatic conditions, neces sarily associated with a clouded and sunless sky, produces a further de pressing effect on the mind and spirits. It need scarcely be said that the more sensitive the organization, the more acutely will thefce unfavorable con ditions be felt. What we seek, then, in a winter climate, is the opposite of these conditions, viz., dryness, warmth and equability. But it is always difficult to get all we want besides, as a matter of fact, while some invalids require a combination of warmth and moisture, others need warmth and dryness, while others do better in a combination of cold and dry air but no one wants a combination of cold and damp, and all desire sun-heat, a clear sky, and as much of it as possi ble and we shall find, as a rule, the value of a winter climate depends on the number of clear and sunny days, or the number of days and hours during which an invalid can take exercise, or be in the open air. The mere absolute amount of rain-fall seems of small im portance, provided the nature and in clination of the soil is. such that the water drains off rapidly from the ground, and that there are long or fre quent intervals of clear, sunny skies. In deed, as I have already pointed out, heavy rains often have a salubrious effect in cooling and cleansing the atmos phere. It seems quite clear, too, that diurnal variability of temperature, even within wide limits, does not render a climate unhealthy even to invalids, if it is also a dry climate, and the invalid learns to protect himself from the pos sibility of sudden chill. Nor does hu midity, when accompanied with moder ate warmth, seem to be necessarily un wholesome, especially in oceanic cli mates. There are obviously many other details demanding consideration, which tho limits of a review article prevent me from dwelling upon. One word, however, with regard to the expense at tending a change of winter quarters, which proves such an obstacle to mangr an invalid. Let me say to him, in the words of Dr. Johnson, "Sir, your health is worth more than it.can cost and let me remind hiih, in the words of an other, whose name I cannot at this mo ment recall, that, "if life without money is hot much, money without life is nothing at all."—J. Burney Yeo, in Fortnightly Review. Couldn't Fool Him. A gentleman called his servant one day and informed him he wished him to learn the names of the books in the Bible. "Now," said he, "I will tell you the first one, and during the day I will ask you what it is, to see if you remem ber it is Genesis." Later in the day Bob was called, but he could not re member what it was. "Now," said his master, "I have a way to impress it on your mind so you cannot forget it. Now, Bob, we have an old horse in the stable. What do we call it?" "Jenny." "Correct. And we have a little girl in the kitchen what do you call her?" "Sis." "Very well now put the two to gether and you have Jenny-Sis—Gen esis. I think you can remember it un til to-morrow." "Yah! yah! Yes, sah." The next morning Bob was summoned to appear before his master. "Good morning, Bob can you give me the name of ihe first book in the Bible this morning?" "Yes, sah, sure." "Well, What is it?" "Yah! yah! 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