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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNA1L, WEDNESDAY, JDECEMBER 19, 1883.
LIFK I.IMKB.
1 wandetrd down llfe'a garden,
In the finali of n goMvn day,
The flowera and tborna grew ttilcklj-
In tbe anot where I chanced to atray.
1 went to cIioom me a flower
For life, for wcal or for woei
On, on I went, tlll I atayed me
lljr the apot wbere the llllee grow.
Tee, Iwlll carty a llly."
I aald In lnjr minhood'a prlde,
" A bloodlea a, thornlea a llly
Shall be my flower I" I ctled.
1 etretrhed my handa out qulckly
To where tbe pale blcaaoms grew.
W lt tbc alr tbat ehlvered ?
Wm lt a wlnd tbat blew 1
Waa lt my hmda that acorched tbem T
Aa I loucbed IheblO'Bsma fair,
Tbcy brokennd rcatlered thelr petala
Oa tbe annny noontlde alr.
Then I mw a great, brlght aagel
WIUi upal-colored wlnga,
Where tbe llght flaahed In the featbera
ln golden gllmmetlnga.
lle Mld, " Thou haat alnned and aufferedi
Llllea are sot (or thee j
Tbey are all (or ihe little children,
Kmblema o( purlty."
" Bhall I ne ver carry a llly ?
KeverT" I bltterly rrled.
Tfltli hia great eyea (all of plty,
Tbe beavenly one replled t
" When the hent of Ihe day la oret
When tbe goal la won," he aald,
" Ah, tben I lay Ood'e llllea
In tbe banda of the atalnlrai dead I"
All the YearRound.
Be Not Forgetful oC Strangers.
a uijiT raoM axriRixxax.
" Have you clled upou Mrs. Alton
yet ?" inquired Mrs. Wellincr, one of the
prominent ladies of Milton Center, of ber
friend, Mrs. Judga Milaer. It was a
charming aftoruoon. Mrs. Welling was
taking her walhs abroad, as many of faer
partiotilar acquaintances as possiblo to
oe ; each of whom she was ratber fond
of eaying " bebnged to the first cirole of
onr place."
" Nj, I really have noV was her friend's
reply. Pretty Mrs. Milner toyed with
her large fati, atid continued, somowhat
apologetically : "I don't lUe to call on
strangers ; at least, until they have be
come a little more our own townspeople.
Djn't you think it's o stiff and embar
rassing 7 I suppose some of the other
ohurch people have been niore friendly Y"
" Well, no, I fanoy not," returned the
elder lady, gravely i "you know it's just
now a buny titne with us housekeepers. I
thought that I would leave cards ; but
really, Mrs. Milner, my visiting circlo is
10 large " (Milton Center bad a popula
tion of sonie two thousand souU) " that I
concluded, just for the present, to leave it
to others ot you to pay your compliments
to these new arrivals. 1 uuderstand that
Mrs. Alton is of a very fiae Boston fam
ily onoe quite a leader of one of the first
oircles there; and Mr. Alton (ao my huB
band tells me) is a remarkabiy superior
man in every way. It seems they've been
losing couuiderable money."
" VVell, I must attend to the matter,"
said the really difBient young matron.
" Dut I do dislike euch calls dreadfnlly.
It is so difiioult for me to su'tain a con
versation witbnlire strangers 1 Of jourse,
everything that goes on in our commu
nity is uninteresting to them. Dr. Hill
will visit tbeni, I doa't doubt ; and a min-
ister's coming always does much toward
makiDtr a new fainily feel at home. I
think, bowever, that 7 really must dnfer
caJling for a lew weess, at least. How
does your new second girl turn out ?''
and the conversation between the two
wortby ladies glided into a new channel.
It is hardly necessary to say more tban
they have concerning tbe newly-settled
family mentioned. Mr. Alton was an
amiable, cultivated gentleman compara
tively a young man. The sudden business
reverses alluded to had broDgbt about what
he hoped would be merely a temporary
cnangeot residence, wntle be should bold
the modest post offered him in one of the
great manuiactories ot Milton Center.
And his wife ? Those who knew her in
earlier and later days can testify to her
noble mind, her graces of deputment, her
sympathetic heart and hercharming pres
once. Her sensibilities were delicate, her
tastes cultivated. But the miafortunes of
her huBband, working upon an originally
retiring epirit, had caused Cornelia Alton
to sbriuk from all thatsocial lifeof whioh
she had been an unobtrusive but appre
eiated ornament. Then had come her re
moval to the village scenes. More than
all, to try her soul and east down her
buoyant nature utterly, her beloved and
only sister had been called upward ecarcely
a month bofore Mrs. Alton found herself
and her housebold in the cottage at Mil
ton Center. So much for the story of its
new occupants.
Weeks and months passed by from the
afternoon in which Mrs. Welling and
kind-hearted Mrs. Judge Milner had talked
of their respective calls on the quiet lady
in whom they felt due intercst. But
those courtesies bad not been rendered.
Furthormore, owing to a similar remiss
neas in the easy-going village, Cornelia
Alton was stlll left a straneer in her new
home. Perhaps it would not bo as strange
to inose wno dia not Know ner. Those
who did can beat tell what others lost.
She was very lonely. The mental ex
ertion of reading she felt unuequal to
sustain many hours. Sho had lost one
faithful servant; but her little family
was easily ordered; housekeopiog duties
were light. She had once dearly loved
her piano, and many had been delighted
with her exquisite performance. Too
many were the sad assooiations lingering
nronnd the instrument uow. "By.and
by," she would say to her husband ; " by-and-by,
dear, I will practice again. I
cannot now." And so the piano remained
closed And voicelesp.
As Mrs. Judge Milner had surmised,
excellent Dr. Hill, long since a widower,
did call at Larkspur cottage. Ile called
and came again, and was full of admira
tion for the sweet and subraissive splrit
of this new member of his flock. ile re
sceoted the clear mind and simnln Aa.
uity of ber husband. Dr. Hill spoke of
the AltonB frequently and "really
wished some of you ladies of tbe cburch
wonld mftKo an elfort to draw them out
more." Dr. Hill thought that tbe effort was
in progresB. It had never begnn. Every.
one wai listlessly committing it t his and
ospecially to her neighbor. Moreover, Dr.
IIiU's parlsh was large and his time for
" pastoral visiting" amply ocoupied.
What about that busy, kind-hearted
Sorosis, tbe Djrcas sewing society?
Why, in the Dorcas, it was constantly re
inarked over seams and breadths tbat
" that quiet'looklng Mrs. Alton ought to
reooive more attention from us. She ap
pears so very solitary." But almost al
ways sharp Mrs. Silllnger, or ono of the
good-natnred, unreflective Caldecott girls,
would look up and say, 11 But don't you
know, Mrs. Alton's in KfQiction I don't
know ezactly what it has been but she
looks dreadfnlly sad. 1'm suro she wonld
not fanry making herself ngroeable to
strangers. As for the society V Oh, she
ccrtatnly would not come to lt, even if we
should glvo her a speclal invltatlon."
Atid nono of nny sort was given. Un.
doubtedly lt would have jirred on Mrs.
Alton to accept such a thing from three
or four uotablo ladies, duly nppoiutod as
a "comtnltteo." But what a plty that
informally no courteous hint was dropped
that her presenco would be welcomo when
ever in the f uturo she felt tbe coursge to
meet the group, and that her absence now
was permltted merely out of loving ap
preciatiou o he privato sorrow.
So spedon tbe summer. Mrs. Alton re-maitn-d
yet " to be called npon " by Mil
ton Center, to a degreo that would have
shocked at least sotno of its " first faml-
lies " had they realizod it. Tbe gravo,
introspeolive lady at Larkspur cottage
felt pained at her inezplicablo solitude.
She sought within herself for the fault, to
bo perplexed at not discovering it. Was
this the rural kindnees to the Btranger
within one's gates, of which she had read?
Never had sho found a wholo metropolls
so excluslve or so neglectcd. Her hus
band had ehared ber surprise and her
qnietly-devcloping misconception of soclal
feeliog in the locality. Many, alas, were
the lovely women in Milton Center whoae
hearts would bave been drawn closely to
Cornelia Alton's had they only exercised
their courtesy in that necessary "first
call." Mrs. Judge Milner never came by
always meaniug to come. Mrs. Welling
was in the Catskills. Mrs. X., the Y.
family and the Zu were "conipletely oc
oupied haven't a moinent to spare"
with their snccessive guests during the
warm weather, for Milton Center was a
great place for summer visiting, and the
quiet streots were hvelier from July to
October, and Dr. Hill'a church fuller, than
during all the rest of the year. lt was
the coolness and beauty of the place that
reconciled Mrs. Alton, in her tben mood,
to life there. Sbe sat by the windows in
tbe afternoon and sowed, or gavo herself
up to her boy and girl. Often in the
evenings the derelict in " that call " met
her and her husband, accorrpinied by the
children, taking a crepuscular stroll and
courteous bows were exchanged. Two
callsr bowever, tbe gentle lady had, that
are wortby of record. Mrs. Dr. Barham
came in niate, as do the wives of doctors
not infrequently, in order that people like
the Altons may understand that "my
husDand"is quito the old and leadiug
phydician of tbe place. Mrs. Alton know
that before. Mrs. B.irhatn was a restless,
opinlonated woman. The lady of tlie cot
tage was not disposed to progress rapldly
with ber acquaiutance, thought it might
have been ot use to her.
The other call was from Mrs. General
Cox in her carriage, one afternoon in
spired to the long-deferred courtesy by
the geueral's remark over his morning
paper at breakfast : " My dear Annabel,
that Alton seems a very clever fellow and
his wife's a daughter of Jared Elliott of
Boston. I wish you'd drop in tbere soon."
So the general's wife stopped her horses
aad got ou', and was most gracious to the
pretty, faded lady ; even going so far as
pitrouiziugly to ask her to"stepinand
lake a little ride down to tho river aud
back. It will do you good." But un
luckily Deborah was away and the chil
dren could not be left alone. Mrs. Cox
had not the discernment to obviate the
difficulty. The drive was declined ; and
before Mrs. Alton could return the call
tbe general and his wife had nnexpect
edly gone on a long northern trip.
The summer was over. Autumn houso
keeping absorbed Milton Center's atten
tiou. Mr. Alton was unusually engrossed
and obliged to be away from home. lt
pained him deeply to leave his wife so
solitary; but what could he do? Man
like, he felt an aotual resentment, never
betrayed to his wife, for tho course her
neighbors had maintainted toward her.
It stung him in a sensitive spot, and hti
worked doubly bard to try and transplant
the family once more to more hospitable
surrounding8 a prospect which his af
fairs began now to suggest. But the vil
lage discourtesy was rarely mentioned be
tween the pair ; or if Mr. Alton exolaimed,
on bidding her good morning, " My dear
Cornelia, if I knew that you had a single
cheerful friend bere who could epend half
this long, lonely day with youl" Mrs.
Alton would ans wer with a brave leigoing
of indifference, " Ob, never mind, Piul j
I shall be better acquainted here by and
by. I bave you and the children ; that
is enongb." Bat Cornelia Alton intro
duced herself into some "circles" of
Milton Center. They were not Mrs. Well'
ing's, however. The poor coloied woman
wbo wasbed for her, the Irish teamstera'
wives, the distressed and iufirm early
learned the eolf-sacrificing aud generous
temperament of Cornelia Alton. Lonely
and depressed within herself, sbe light
euted the poverty aud pain always at
hand. Ono humble friend sho really
made little Miss Tilt, tbe tailoress and
dressmaker, who came to regard her as a
veritable angel of mercy, and sought out
with her many a spot where their joint
ministrations were soroly needed ; re
warded with tears and blessing.
It was in November, just when Milton
Center had the fever ot " arrangements,"
private and social, eecnlar and religious,
for tbe coming winter. Several persons
had by this time again recollectod that it
was " quite time to call npon Mrs. Alton,"
and expected that that duty really must
be performed to evolve its rainbow in their
souls. Tben one day came tbe news that
sorrow had visited her instead of neigh
bors. Her youngest child had died of
some infantilo malady, in great agony,
and af ter days and nights of devoted care
and watching from the mother and f atber.
Milton Center was somewhat shocked to
learn that little Cora had beou ill almost
a fortnightl It must have "been very
bard for Mrs. Alton '' so everybody ad
mitted. But when it came to be positively un
derstood that this gentle lady had had no
woman friend to sharo ber vigils and her
grlef ; that she bad passed tbe first tbree
or four days of it alone, except for Ds
borah, until her husband could return
from a far western city; that she and
Piul Alton had, with God as thoir strength
and companion, alone continued their
hopele8s watch and falnted not until tbe
last agony was over tben the hearts of
the village were tndeed smitten. They
realized that " nobody had ever called ou
poor Mrs. Alton, wbo came bero in the
spring." Itemorse pieced the souls of Mrs.
Welling, of Mrs. Judga Milner, of theX's
and Y's and the Z's. Inquirios, flowers,
delicacies, offers of assistance, these eud
denly began to invade, as an host, the
crate of Larkspur cottage. But Miss
Tilt, wbo bad returnod in haste from one
of ber rarely-eujoyed vislts to a relative,
when the beart-breaking letter of Mrs.
Alton came to her with its sad nows
Miss Tilt received all suoh tardy demou
strations with quiet ocknowledgment,
and tho statement tbat Mrs. Alton could
now see nobody, even had she so dosired
she was a very Bick woman. Tho strain
of past weeks, tho long pent-up grief had
broken her down phynically and mentally.
It was wepks beforo sho could raiso her
bead. When she could, tho pbyalciann
ordored her to be instantly roraoved to a
change of scenp. She never returned to
Milton Center. F r just at this hourcame
tho settlonentof P.uil Alton's fiuanolal af
fairs aBOttlpmentunexpootedly favorablo
to him and all concemed in his diillcnlties.
The lovely wife, who had endured his ad
versity souncomplainingly, returned from
her exilo restored ln bodily health and
with a noblo wish to take up the duties of
life onco more, as God should point them
out. But sho returned to a new and
sumptuous houso in her doarly-loved oity,
and to the warm-hearted circlo which had
so missed her society. She camo back,
no longer tbe vivaclous young wue of only
a year before, but uouo tbe leHS cbarmlng
to all in her cbastened, spiritual gracc,
and none the less attractive to old and
young, as the serene, graceful hostess or
admired guest. Tho piano was once more
heard beneath her toucb, astho child that
had been spared her grew older, aud other
little oncs played about her knoes.
Sbe has never been known to say an
unkind, even acritical word of tboneglect
of Milton Center to her. Sbe is one of
those women who prefer to pass over in
silence'what tbey cannot excuse. But,
even wbile gratef ul for its tardy evidencos
of intereat and sympatby, sho remembers
it almost as iudellbly as ber grief. She
has never visited tho place since leaving
it. She strives to forgot that summer
tbere. The lonely impressiona that her
mind received there were not to be oblit
erated by tho thought of a few last days,
when she lay crushed and half-conscious
of life. It s a pity, for her ideas of Mil
ton Center's people are wrong; must
rest such, not to her forgiving spirilV
blanie. Mies Tilt is her only visitor from
the quiet coiumunity, and allhough Mil
ton Center often speaks of Mrs. Alton,
and wishes that she would return for a
visit to its charming sbades, and although
Mrs. Welling and the judge's wife boldly
" called " upon Mrs. Alton effusively in
her elegant mansion, the calls have never
been returned, aud whenever Miss Tilt
and sho are together Milton Center is
ecarcely alluded to. Mrs. Alton and her
quiet friend ralk on topics which are
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were ao raw and trnder Ibat 1 conld nnt bar my welibt
on tbm wltbont tbe fkln ciackli g and bleedlng, xud
waaohllgediogo bont on crulrhra. Uafd the Cdti
cuba HanEDiia 11 re montha, and waa rrmplet'lv and
primancntly turvd. ila. H. A,HR0WN,Malden,lIaaa.
lteferenora : Any cliUen of Malden, Maaa.
Ihareheen ffflli-led with troublaaome akln dlaae,
coTerlngalmoat cornplrtrlv tbe npperparto( mybodr,
caualng my akln f aaaume a oopper-colon'd hne. It
conld be rubbnl cft like dandroS, and at tlnvacanaed
Intol-raWw ticbli g and tbe moat Intniae auffe Ine. I
have napd blooil nurlflera. nllla. and othnr Mlvprtfm1
rpmfdlpa, bntriprrlrncrd no rcllef until I procnred the
CCTICcst XiHKDiia, which althoogli naM carrleaaly
and irrennlarly, curwl me. allaylng thnt terrlble ltchleg,
and ipatorlng my akln to Ita natnral color. I am wllllng
fcu in-ivo piuunvi. w iuq uuuivi uiia Biau'mi'ni.
Wllan.WlcIi, H.O, nUXTON.
HoldbyalldrugglaU. CuiicUBA.Moenta; IHsoltent,
S l ; Sor,29oenU. roinu Dbdo asd Chekical C.,
lloa ton, Maaa.
Send for " IIow to Cnro Skln Dlaoaaea."
CATARRH
Tlin flroat Itnlantnlo DUtllliillon of Wltch
liHzm, iliifrican I'Jno. unnaulHn Fur,
AlHrlicold, Vlovor liloaaoui, utc,
Kor the Immrdlate Rellef and IVnnanent Cnrp of every
form of CHtarrh,froniHaImpleIl ad Coldorlnflnerza to
in" i.o ui nineii, laaie, ana iieanng, uougii, isron
hltla, and InclplentConaumptlo", I!elle( In llvo mln
utealnanrHndevervcaae. Nothlnff llhn tt. flralflful.
frasrant. uholeaome. Cure brelna froiiiflratnnnllcatlnn.
auii ib iniu, rmuiti, cnimili'IU HPI1 never jai'ing.
One bottlH lUdtCiil Cure. one ltox fHlArrhAt Holvpnt
and Sanford'a Inhaler, all ln one package, forndng a
coinnlete treatmant, of all drngglaU, for II. Aak for
l Samobd'b Kadioal Ccbe. I'orrKB Daco akd Ciiiu-
ioal 0., uoaion.
For tbe relief and preventlon, tlie
lnatant Itla apilled,o( Ilhen
matlam,Nenralgla,Sclatloa,Congha,
Colda, Wrak llack, Stomach and
Dowela, BhooUng Palns, Xuinbnesa,
Hyaterla, Female Palna, Talptta
llnn, Dyapepala, Ltver Complalnt,
Illllona Fever. Malana and Enl-
demlra. uae Colllna' PJnatera
(an Klvctrlo 1'nttery comblned
wllhal'ornaa Plaaterlandlaugb
aipam. 'aq cenia every wnere.
(Continued from last vxck.) .
How Watch Cases are Made.
Tho many great improvcmcnts intro
iluccd in tho maniifacturc of tho Jas. lJoss'
Oold AVateh Case, have led to similar im
provcmcnts in the making of silver ca!cs.
Uiuler tho old mcthods, raeh part of a
eilvcr caso was mado of several pieces of
nietal solclcred together, roquiring a great
amoimt of cutting and Eoldcring, which
softcned tho metal and gavu it the pliability
of lcad rather than tho clasticity of bilver.
Under tho improvwl mcthods, caeh part
of thoKeystono Silver Watch Case is mado
of ono solid in'eco of metal hammered into
shape. Tho advantages aro readilynppar
cnt, for every ono knows that hammeritig
hanlens tho metal while soltlering boftens it.
To tcU tho superiority of tho Kcystono
Silver Watch Ca.se, tako ono of 3 oz. weight,
prcss it stpjarely in tho center when closed,
and it will not givc, whilo a caso of samo
weight of any other makewill givo cnoiigh
to break tho crystal. Tho Kcystonc Silver
Watch Caso is mado only with silver cap
and gold joints.
Brnd S ttnt tUmji lo Kry.tonc Vtttt h Cah raclorl, riilla
df IjihU, titr lttal.on(c llluttnilrd I'anpblrt kbun Ug bow
Jimn Uom aad Kejtliime Waub Cm ara aiad.
(7b U continued.) I
Loss and (Jnin.
CIIAPTKlt I.
" I wae taken Hck a year ago
Wltb bllloua fever."
" My doctor pronoucced no cnrod, but I got
fllck again, with terrtblo palns ln my back and
alde, and I got so bad I
Could not raovel
I shrunkl
From 228 lbs. to 1201 1 had beon doctorinr
for ray llver, bnt It did me no good. I did not
expoct to llve more than thrce months. 1 be
gan 10 use nop llltters. Ulrectly my appetlte
returned, my jnlns left me, my entlre aystem
sepmed renewed as If by maglc, and after
uslbg several bottles I am not only as sonnd as
n soveroien oui weigii more man l am belore.
To Hop Bltters I owe my life."
Dublin, June 0, '81. It. Frrzr-ATnicK.
How to Gkt Sick. F.xpose yournelf day
arjd'nlght; eat too aiucli without exerclao;
work too bard wltbont reat; doctor all the
time; take all the vlle nostrunia advertlnod,
and then you will want to know hoio lo get wll,
which U answered In threo words Take Hop
Bltters I J
OF ANOTHER AGE.
Gradually Bmiplantrd hr n Itetter Artlole,
CertHlu Old Thlnira aro Dono Away,
ln tho general receptlon room of the Western Unlon
Telpgraph bnlldlng on Ilroadway, New York, are ex
hibtted the coarae, crude and clumay Inatrnmenta o( the
Infancy of the telegraph. Tbey are only rellca now.
More perfect machlnery haa auperaedfd tbem,
Yeara ago what la now atyled the old-faahloned poroua
tlaaterdld apine good aervli-e. There waa tl nolhlog
ellerof the klnd. Now all that la changed. Hclence
andatudr have gone deiwrlmo the aeoiet- of mnllclne
andprreluoed HKNSON'H OAl'CINE I'OROUM 1'I.AS
lEK, which r mbodlta all the excellenclpa thua far poaal
ble ln au external remwly, 1 he old plaatere were alow
theCapclnelarapldt they weiu uiicertaln-lhe Caiiclno
laaure. Chtarer artk-lea twar alinllar namea. Ilecaie
ful.therefoie. that aoine thrlfly drugglat dura not de
wlveyou. In the center of tho genulne la eut the word
CArCINB l'rice ti peuta.
Seabury A Johnaon, Chrmlala, New York.
Q
PerGentNet
HeciiTlty m kooI ln every way an we Imve
Urorinerly bad at aaven. Ioitna run tbree to
flveymra. Intereat eeinl-anmial. rVven per
ut sal'i.prooably,atter January lt, 1MI.
Itratot Itaferencna allarouud on. Wrlleat
once for (urther partlrulara, If you htve money to leud.
Addreaa I). H. It. JOIINSTON & HON,
Negotlaloraof.-florttwte Votmi, 81, I'ai-l, Mlifv,
(I'loaae lufuUou thla papf.J
gopper-golored:
f
ELtCTRIC
Stop Ilcforo Tou IJrgln t
A ri.AU IAH WIIH TOtKO MBX,
A voung man, who had just lost an ez-
collent sltuation by a two days' "fpreo,"
camo into my study lately, and said to
me: "Doctor, I cannot understand bow it
is that I should havo mado such a fool of
myself and thrown away my chance for a
Uvlng. This is almost killlnc; my little
wite." 1 replicd to him: " Thero is no
mystery about your caso. You havo been
tampering with drlnk a long while, trying
to jump half way down Nlagara. You
ought to have stopped before you began.
It would not bave cost you one-hundredth
part as tnucn ellort to have signed a total
abstinenco pledge several years ago as it
will now to break Iooso from this terrible
habit." I entreated my friend to rrraDnle
his weakness to God's strength ; ho signed
a pledgo of ontiro abstinence, and went
away with tho desperate look of a man
wbo is pulllnc for life in the rarjids. in
full sight of the cataract.
Ihat young man is a fair representa
tivo of a sadly numorous class who "Iock
tho stable-door after the hotse is stolen."
He mav possibly be saved. but so as bv
firo. My plain talk tc-day is with those
who have not yet fluntr themselves into
the rapids. I wish to give half a dozen
common-sense reasons for letting every
lutozicaung unnK (wnatover Us name)
entirely alone. Ile who never touches a
drop will assnredly never become a drnnk
ard. Frevention is easy, is safe, is suro ;
reformalion is difQcult, and with some
persons is well-nich impossible. The
Jews were commanded to bnild battlo-
ments around the flat roofs of their dwell
ings in order to prevent the children from
falling over into the street. To put up
the parapot cost but little ; bnt tbe want
of it might cost broken bones ; and alas I
wnat numan power could recall a dead
darling to life ? I am always tbankful
that I took a pledge of entire abstinence
in early boyhood. But for that battle
ment I migbt havo been ruined by the
drinking nsages which were deplorably
prevalent in my college. " Stick to the
teetotal," Baid a shrewd old kinsman to
me when I Btarted for college, and now,
after forty years, I wish to commend the
bridge tbat carried me safely over.
The first argument, my young friend,
for total abstinence is that no healtby
person needt an alcoholic beverage; and
even invalids had better be careful how
they tamper with it as a medicine. Sir
Henry Thompson and several other dis
tinguished Britifrh pbysioians have delib
erately declared that "alcobilic beverages
cannot, in any sense, be considered neces
sary for the inaintenance of healthy life;
that it is not a food in any true sense of
that term ; and that thesteadiest and brst
work is best done without it." Living
etone, tho heroic explorer of Central Af
rica, was both a pbysiciau and a teeto
tsler. His testiinony was: "I find that I
can stand every hardship best by using
water and water only.'' I entreat you not
to fall into tbe delusion that you can do
any honest work the better by firing up
your nerves with alcohol. If you do you
will have to increase the fuel constantly
in order to produce tbe effect. Solid food
and sound fcleep are all you require. Even
as a tonic medicine, wine aud bourbon
may cover up a great deal ; they cure but
vtry little. Several friends I have known
to be decoyed by them into drunkenness
and disgrace.
Therein lies a second reason for avoid
ing all intoxicants. Tbey are deceitful.
Not only the sting of the serpent, but tbe
subtlety of the serpent is in them. The
deception lies in the fact that the habit of
drinking will become confirmed before
you Buspect it Tbat young man who
came into my study so tortured with the
adder's bite, never dreamed at tbe outset
that he was playincr with a rattlesnake.
Every alcoholic drink has in it this quali-
ty, tnat lt never saiitnes, Dut awakeus a
constaut demand for more. A small class
creates a tbirst for a larger ; one draught
only whets the appetite for a secoud.
This is not the case with any wholesome
food or beverage. Bread and beet do not
breed exceas ; one glass of ruilk does not
arouse a morbid tbirst for two tbe next
time. But this horseleech quality in
alcoholic liquors, which cries ''cive,
give," and is never satisfied, is the very
ining tnat mases ttiem so dangerous
This it is which makes it so dilTicult to
drink wiue or brandy moderately and so
e&sy to fall into drunkenness. A health-
f ul beverage satisfies appetite ; a hurtf ul
one, like wine or brandy, stimulates ap
petite until it becomes un uucontrollabls
frenzy. This I regard as the Creator's
law against alcohol; and when you take
your hrst social glass you begin to play
with a deadly serpent. You may sav :
"Every one who drinks liquors does not
become a sot." Very true, but every sot
drintcs liquors: and not one in a million
ever expected to become a sot when ho
began with his champagne or his " sherry
cobuler." Will you ruu tbe risk t
would not. The two reasons why I am a
teetotaler are tbat idarenot trust myself,
and I dare not tempt others by my eiatn-
pie. The most deplorable wrecks are
those of men or women wbo at the outset
considered themselves perfectly strong
and mvulnerable. XVotbtng lroin the pen
of Dickens cau surpass a heart-rending
letter which I received from a cultured
geutlemau (then in an almshouse), wbo
declared that he traoed all the miserv of
his life directly to the " first glass he ever
drantc at the iM house. m the capital of
Ohio." First glasses have peopled helll
With whatever "odds" in your favor,
will you run thelearlul hazard V Then
stop before you begin I
A tbird reason why alcoholic drinks are
dangerous is that it is the peouliar prop
erty of alcohol to strike directly to the
brain. Some druga have an affinity for
tbe heart; others for the spino. The
glass of brandy aims for tho brain, as a
hound makes for a hare. In striking the
brain it overturns the tbrone of the rea
soii aud turns a man into a manlac. Like
the shot in a naval battlo, which bits
" between wind and water,'' the aloobolio
death-shot strikes where body aud mind
meet, and sonds both to tho bottom. No
brain ls proof agaiust it.
The mightiest man, intellectually, whom
I ever eaw in Amerlca, I once saw pitia
bly drunk I Alcohol is no rospeoter of
persons ; thegiant and the idiot are struck
down aliko by its stiletto. You might as
well put the pistol to your brain and make
swif t, sure work with it as to poison your
brain by the slower and equally deadly
process of tbe bottle. Ninety-niue hun
dredths of all the suicides iu the laud be
gan with a thoughtless glass. Stop, my
friend, before you begin I
All intoxicating drinks are more dan
gerous iu this couutry tbau ln almost any
other from the nervous temperameut of
our people. Our climate is stlmulating,
aud Americau life, in almost every direc
tiou, runsat a liigli rate of speed. Youth
is commonly stronger at tho engino than
it is at tho brakes. This is pre-eminently
true of our young men. One unanswera
blo proof of tho difUsulty of stoppiug the
drink-habit is found in the fact that to
very few aro actually reformed. Not one
tenth of those who enslavo themselves to
the bottlo ever break looae, even though
they cry out in their sober momentai
"Would to God that I might never taste
another dropl" Thero was a touching
patbos in tho spoech of one of our " boys
in bluo " to tho polico magistrate, after
ho was arrestrd for drunkenness. He
heldupawhistey flnsk, and said: "Your
honor, the only enemy that ever con
quered me is that " Yet he admitted that
enemy himsolf and could not dislodgo it.
I might multlply arguments in favor
of total abstinence as tbe only certain
safcguard. The grace of God is power
less if you volnntarily yield to tempta
tlon. It ls a defiance to the Almigbty
for you lo leap into the rapids and ex-
Sect him to save you from the cataract.
To small part of my own lifo has been
spent in bootless efforta to save those who
were in the swift and treacherous current.
The remainder of it shall be epent in en
deavoring to prevent young men from
embarking on the stream which is all
mnsio and mlrth at the startlng-point and
all death and damnation at tbe bottom.
Tons of arguments and sppeals have been
printed on this vital question, " how to
save young men from strong drink but
they may all be condensed into ono'line
" Stop before you begin I" Thtodne L.
( uylrr, m Jnilrpenrfrni.
jcw $ducttiscmctUh.
Instruction Given In
PORTRAIT PAINTIN&
BY
J.F. GILMAN, Montpelier, Vt.
Studio in Union Blook, Stato Strcot,
MUSICAL GIFTS1
Cliristmasl New Years!
Gems of English Song. gaJrt!i&?liZ
larged and beat collecUona of tbe klnd.
Minstrel Songs, Old and New.
Uutie Slte pag't. A 11 tbe old-Ume, world-famoua Mtn
alrrl and l'lanutlon aonga.
Musical Favorite, XZ'd&ZiV&SZi
I'lano plecea.
UemS OT OiraUSS, AckuowledgtdtobeUiemoet
brlhlant mualc ln the world.
Guitar at Home. BiS.' Tocalan,5
Trlce of f "ch of tbe above bookg, $2.00 ln boarda, J2.K
clclh,and(3.l0gllt.
Musical Literature.
Kllter'a ITISTOHY OF MUSIC, two volumee, eacl
$1..V; lendelaaohna teantlful Letteia, two volnmea,
e.rh $I.7A: Moztrta Ittpra, two volumaa. each tM
J.IVM Of KKETIIOVEN (3Ml. O0TTCMALK
(11 601, CIIOriN (flMI). I1ANDKL l(0). HKN
liELS''OIIS ISIM 110-8INI (II.7S), VON WKIIKB
(tn voliime", earh l N. SCI1H.MANS $!.. POL
KO'S (-KK.TCI1F.H III3III, UKDINO'S lllOURAI'll
1UAL 8KKTCUES (tUS).
OLIVBR DITSON & CO., Boston.
CATARRH EIY'S CRFAM BALM
KfaVctually flNinms tliv
rupert, ntAlK
mifti paunKm or ua
tarrhnl vlrun. causing
healthv nwretlons, al
Utb lDflammatlon, rrt
tectn the mmbran
from addlUonnl colda,
2omplHely heala tbt
oret and restorea tkc
wom of taatfl and 'mell.
Itetifflcfal renaltaarere
allzal bf fw appllca
tton. AthorongbireaU
ment wltt care C'atrTli(
Hay-Fver, elc. Un
rqualed for coUU ln th
head. AgrwaMe tntua
Apply by tbellttte flnc
inlr. ihe nootrlis. Will
deliver by mall. Flfty
centa a pAckag noat
age Rtarups. Kola b
wbo1eale and rotau
rA'"n.urrxW
rtoj.-l,
head
a al
riinrriirHbVr, iy
nAr.r LV Ln
HAY-FEVER
druggtet. ELYS GKEAM BALM CO., Owego. N. T,
VE WANT 1000 morellOOK AGENTS
for tbe grand it nAatlt$t itlling book ncr
ptibli$htJ, nUUt
OUR FAMOUS WOMEN
ForThrllllng lutereat, Komantlo Storjr, Sp'cj Hnmor
and Tender I'Mlhoa, It la wllbouta peer. Jnatconinleted
by 80 of onr treateit litwg Authort, tnelndlng
beth Stuart I'htlps. Uamtt I'reicott Spofford, 11. B,
Htotte, Koie Terrv Vooke, lucu Larcom. Uary Clemmtr,
Marion Uarland, and 13 othrri. ihey Bve.rlA
trit time. Uie trur Htorv i,f ih.- Uvea and Ieeda of onr
fainoua women. It la Suprrlly lllaatrated. Ulnlatera
ty"Oodipeedit." Tenaof ihonaanrta are walllng for
lt,and Agentaaell 10 to 20 a day. t& PtiMitt Jn
lett chanoe to make money ever offered. Send for Clr
cuiara, Eztra Tenm, elo., to
A. I. WOKT1IINGTON A CO lUrtford, Ot.
WILBOR'S COMPOUND OF
PURE COD LIVER
OIL AND LIME.
Talhn Conaniniitlvr. Wllbor'a Compoand
of Lon-I.lTxx Oit and I.mx, wlihout poaeraalng II
very nauarallug flavor of tha artlcle aa hernofore uaed,
la e ndowed bv the rtioaphat of Llme with a heallDg
rroiwrtv which rendera ihe 011 doubly i fflcaclona. Ke
raaikable Irallmonlala of tiarflloicy canbe abown. Sold
by A. II. Waaox. Clirm'.t, ltoaton, and all dniggl.U.
FISTULA AND PILES
Cured without tho Uso of tbo Knlfo.
WILI.lAilltKAU(SI.r)..lUrTanl,lW2).andK01IEUT
II. HEAl) (U. I, Uarvard. 1876), ollloca. Kvnna
lliiuae, 178TrelnoiltHtlet, lliatn,gtvaiHV4al
alUMitlon lo the treatin"t of I'lHTULA, 1'II.KU
ANl AIA. I1IHKAMKH OV TIIK HKOTUM,
without detntlon lroin bualneaa. Abundant referenona
given. I'amphlet aent on appllcallon. Otfloe honra II
a, x. to t r. K. (except Suudaya). si-lj
For Sale or to Rent.
Tbe Abljah tlerrlng farm, altuated ln Moretown, about
alx mllea from Montpelier, contalnlng about IW acrm,
more than one-half In llmber, Thla fann cnt over alxtj
tona ot hay thla aeaaon, atock and toola will be (Old ot
rented wllh tb farm. for further iwrtlculara addrea
M tf Uox 137, MoxttiMiller, Vermont.

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