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NUMBEll 14
McArthuk Enqujbeb
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(jond Htalilnou the promises.
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This lf.it el Is In themost convenient part of
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Corner High and State SU., nearly opposite
Htato House,
This Hotel Is furnished throughout with all
the modern Improvements. Guests can rely
ou the best treatment and very low bills.
Street Cars past this Hotel to and from all
Railroad Dopots.
DIt. I.T. MONAHAN - - - Proprietor.
This house, formerly the Isbam House, ha
been thoroughly renovated and beautifully
furnished. Having superior facilities, every
thing will be doue to make guests comfortable.
Titbit) always supplied with tlio best the mar
ket affords. Meely furnished rooms and
cleaiient beds, (loud Htables, Kvm-y effort
made for the comfort of patron. All charges
This Hotel, n few toet from tho Railroad Do-
take meat sj, has Just been greatly enlarged and
fiftr- mill wluirii nil tmvnliu'li on All tra ns can
tiiorougiiiy repaired, painted, ko., inn is now
Train stop ten minutes for moult),
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Original Poetry.
I was sittlugalouo towards the twilight,
With spirit troubled and vexed,
With thoughts that wore morbid and gloomy,
And faith that was. sadly perplexed.
Some homely work I was doing
For the child of my love aud care
Some atltchos half wearily setting
- lu the onilless need of repair.
Rut my thoughts wcro nbout the "building,"
The work somo day to bo tried ,
And that only the gold anjl tlio silver
Anil tlio precious stones should abide.
And remembering my own poor efforts,
The wretched work I huildono;
Aud even when trying must truly,
.The meagre success I had won.
"It is nothing but wood, liny and stubble,"
I said; "it will all beburuod,
This useless fruit of Hie talents,
One day to bo returned.
"And I havo so longed to serve Hlin,
And sometimes I know I havo tried;
Rut I'm sure when he sees such building,
He will never lot it abide."
Just then, as I turned the garment,
That no rent should bo left behind,
My eye caught un odd little bungle
Of mending nnd patchwork combined.
My heart grew suddenly tender,
And something blinded my eyes,
With one of those sweet intuitions
That sometimes make us so wise.
Dear chiltl! she wanted to help me;
I knew 'twas the best she could do;
lint oh! what a botch slio had made it,
Thu grey mismatching tho blue.
And yet can you understand It ?
With a tender smile and a tear,
And a half compassionate yearning,
I felt her grow more dear.
Then a sweet volco broke tlio silence,
And the dear Lord said to me:
"Art thou tenderer for the littlu child
Than I am tumler for thee t "
Then straightway I knew his meaning,
So full of compassion and lovo,
And my faith came back to its refuge,
Like the glad returning dove.
So I thought, "When tho Master Builder
Comes down this temple to view,
To see what routs must bo mended,
And what must be bullded anew,
"Pel haps, as lie looks o'er the building,
He will bring my work to tho light;
And seeing tho marring and bungling,
Aug how far it nil Is from right,
"Ho will leelns I felt for my darling,
And will say as I said for her,
'Dear child! she wanted to help me,
And lovo lor mu was the spur.
"'And, for the real love thtit is ill it,
Tho work shall seem perfect us mine; ,
And, becauso it was willing service,
I will crown it with pluuditdivlnc.' "
And there, in tho deepening twilight,
I seemed to be clasping a hand,
And to feel a great lovo constraining mo
Stronger than any command.
Then I knew, by the thrill of swectneis,
'Twas the hand of the Blessed One,
Which would tenderly guide ami hold mo
Till all the Inhocisdune.
Bo my thoughts are never moro gloomy,
My faith uo longer Is dim;
Rut my heart Is strong nud restful,
And m fne eyes ure unto Him.
Selected Story.
It wns Kamcdtt who had secreted
herself in the willows. Slio had
first been attracted by the light of
the lire; then seeing the child and
hearing the strange conversation,
she was curious to know what it all
was about. Having learned this,
to her satisfaction, she slipped nois
lessly from her covert, hurried to
the house and begged her master to
rescue the little one.
Muntiu took hisgun and followed ;
creeping carefully upon the unsus
pecting men, he fired his piece al
most lu their faces, when ho and
Kanieda set up the wild and fear
ful Indian war cry.
The men, not doubting that a
party of merciless savages were up
on them, sprang to their feet in the
greatest terror, and fled into the
darkness, leaving . their beautiful
prize, as they supposed, to certain
death. .
Phlneas Muntiu carried tho focau-
tiful Sleeper to tho houso arid laid
him in the bed where his own little
Dennis once slept.
Uo was struck with the wonder
ful beauty of the child, and as he
stood at the head of the bed, gaz
ing nt tho sweet face, he could not
resist the impulse to lay his hand
upon it. So he stood there, passing
his Angers gently upwards over the
features and through tho glossy
Muntin was sad and silent. He
was thinking of a timo in tho past
when ho had dono tho samo thing
for little Bennie; and he sighed bo
cause tho past could no more re
turn. But the future! A happy
thought, flashed upon his mind, and
he smiled. Kamcda saw tho change,
she knew very well what he was
thinking nbout; she was delighted
"Tho little one is lost to its par
cnts," she said. "lie must have a
home, Let his naino bo Ditnnle
Phlneas Muntin smiled agniu, it
was just what he had decided upon.
"Blessed Bonnie," he said fervent
ly. A tear dropped upon tlio little
one's cheek as Muntin stooped
down and kissed him.
But a wonderful change had come
orerthe beautiful sleeper. As Mim
tin passed bis hand upward across
the face, the boy seemed to feel tho
influence; ho moved, and presently
opened his eyes. Then raising
himself, ho looked with an innocent
curious expression upon tho two
people at his side. Tho prcsenco of
a strange man and the dusky In
dian did not seem in tho least to af
fect him. Giving one deep, long
drawn sigh, he simply said:
"I'm hungry."
Kanieda flew to tho pantry, nnd
in a feAV moments the best in tlio
houso was set before him.
"Where do you live, my little
boy?" said Muntin.
"I live here."
"But where did you live before
you came here?"
" "No where. This is my home."
"Did you never live anywhere
"Where is your father and
"There," answered the boy, point
ing to him andlvameda. "You are
my father nnd mother."
"This is very strange," said Mun
tin, looking to Kanieda as though
he thought 6ho might explain it.
But there was a mystery about the
boy's strange answers, ' that not
even her subtile intuition could
solve, so she was silent.
"What is your name?" asked
Muntin, thinking the answer might
be a clue to his history.
"My name is Bennio Muntin!"
said the boy, in the most innocent
manner in the world.
Phi nous Muntin was astonished,
as well he might be, for although
tho name had been spoken, yet the
child wns sound asleep at the time;
and besidea, he had answered all
these questions in such an honest,
quiet way that it seemed quite evi
dent he believed what he said.
Wns it possible that the boy bad
slept away all his senses? or could
it be that the will influence of
Ph incus Muntin had obliterated all
memory of the past, and filled the
boy's whole being with bis earnest
desire for some little one upon
whom he Could pour out his father
ly affection?
Perhaps, and "Muntin almost be
lieved, it was his own little Bennie,
who having been transfigured in the
Cherub Land, was .now returned,
a more pure and beautiful child.
Altogether it was n mystery ho
could not solve, bo he contented
himself with adopting tho little
stranger as his own.
Once more, then, tho old cabin
was lighted with the light of love,
and Pliinens Muntin's gloom grad
ually wore away; for there is noth
ing like the cheery prattle and cun
ning tricks of a little child to drive
awa'. sorrow, or to brighten the
darkest nooks of a desolate household.
"Household Works." Pshaw !
Stop your noise! Shut up this min
ute! I'll box your cars! Hold your
tongue! Let me be! Go away! Get
away! Get out! Behave yourself ! I
won't! You shall! Never mind!
You'll catch it! Don't bother! Comb
here direct'y! Put away those
things! You'll kill yourself! I don't
care! They're mine! Mind your
own business! I'll tell ma! You
mean thing! There, I told you so!
You didn't! I did! I will have it!
Oh, look what you have done!
'Twas you! Won't you catch it,
though? It's my house! Who's
afraid of you! Mnh-h-h! Boo, hoo,
hog, oo ! What's tho matter? Get out
of this room dlrcotly! Do you hear
me? Dear mo! I never did seo such
a thing in all my born days! It's
enough to innko ono crazy ! Would
you put a tuck in it? Well,, says I!
bays he! Says she! Says they!
Bless ine.
A Sublime Truth.
Let a man have nil tho world can
give him, ho is still miserable, if he
has a groveling, unlettered, undo
vout mind. Let him havo his gar
dens, his fields, his woods, his
lawns for grandeur, plenty, orna
ment nnd gratification, while at tho
samo time God is not in all his
thoughts. And let another hnvo
neither fields uor garden, let him
only look at naturo with an enlight
ened mind a mind which can see
and adore tho Creator in his works,
can consider them as a demonstra
tion of his power, Ms wisdom, his
goodness and his truth this man 1b
greater as well as happier in his
poverty, than the other in his riches.
The one Is a llitlo higher than a
beast, tho other a littlo lower than
an angel.
Compensatiok Tlio more prices
go up, tho moro we have to "come
down" for everything.
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Firm language Conversation be
tween partnorn.
The Airless Moon.
Among the illusions swept awny
by modern science was the pleasant
fancy that the moon was a habita
blo globe, liko tho earth, its surface
diversi3ed with seas,, lakes, contin
ents and islands, and varied forms
of vegetation. Theologians and
savants gravely discussed the, prob
abilities of its being inhabited by a
race of sentient beings, with forms
and faculties liko our own, and even
propounded schemes for opening
communication with them, in case
they existed. Ono of these ,was to
construct, on the broad highlands
of Asia, a series of goenictrical fig
ures, on a scale so gigantic as to be
visible from our planetary neigh-
bor,-"orr"thc supposition: hat- the
moon people would recognize the
object and immediately construct
similar figures in reply! Extrava
gant and absurd as it may appear in
tho light of modern knowledge, the
establishment of this terrestrial and
lunar signal service bureau was
treated as a feasible scheme, al
though practical difficulties, which
so often keep men from making
fools of themselves, stood in the
way of actual experiment; but the
discussion was kept up at intervals,
until it was discovered that if there
were people in tho moon they must,
bo able to live with breathing, or
eating, or drinking. Then it ceas
ed. There can bo no life without
air. lieautiiul to tue eye oi tne
distant observer, tho moon is a
sepulchral orb a world of death
and silence. No vegetation clothes
its vast plains of stony desolation,
traversed by monstrous crevasses,
broken by enormous peaks that rise
liko gigantic tombstones into space;
no lovely form of cloud floats in the
blackness of its sk'. .There, day
time is only night, lighted by a ray-
less sun. There is no rosy dawn in
the morning, notwilight in tho even
ing. The nights are pitch dark. In
daytime the solas beams are lost
against the jagged ridges, the sharp
points of the rocks, and the; steep
sides of profound abysses; and the
eye sees only grotesque shapes re
lieved against fastastic shadows
black as ink, with none of that
pleasing gradation nnd diffusion of
light and shadow, which make the
charm of a terrestial landscape. A
faint conception of the horrors of a
lunar day may bo formed from an
illustration representing a land
scape taken-in the moon in the cen
tre of tho mountainous region of
Aristarchus. There is no color,
nothing but dead white and black.
The rocks reflect passively the light
of the sun; the craters and abysses
remain wrapped in shade; fantastic
peaks rise liko phantoms in their
glacial cemetery; tho stars appear
liko spots in tho blackness of space.
Tho moon is a dead world; she
ha3 no atmosphere. Harper's
A Little Girl's Vow. A gen
tleman relates that many years ago
ho was ou a visit to tho Isle of Man,
and during his walks he -strolled
into tho quiet churchyard, where
rcposo the bodies of many a faith
ful and humble Christian. Near
a grave in a corner of the church
yard ho noticed a lady with a
littlo girl tho latter about twelve
years of age to whom she was ro
lating tho story of tho Dairyman's
Daughter, whoso remains lay be
neath their feet. As the lady pro
ceeded with tho narrative, ho ob
served , tho littlo girl lift up her
eyes, filled with tears, and heard
her say that she would try and bo
as good as the Dairyman's Daugh
ter had been. After planting a beau
tiful lily on tho grave, they walked
slowly away. Tho gentleman,
upon making inquiry, found thnt
tho lady was tho Duchess of Kent
and tho littlo girl her daughter
The latter is now tho Queen of En--land.
English Paper.
Little Sins. A littlo holo in a
ship sinks it; a small breach in a
sea-bank carries all away before it;
a littlo stab in the heart kills a man;
and a littlo sin, as it is often impro
perly called, tends to his final de
struction. A littlo drop has been
many a man's ruin every drunkard
began with a slnglo glass.
Tho rittsburg girl has sent back
thoso two barges of (Joal which her
father gavo her for a bridal pres
ent, and says she guesses sho can
mako It hot enough for "hubby"
without any outside help,
The Book of Li fo is a great work.
Kvery year is a volume; every
month, n chapter; every week a
page; every day n paragraph.
Study it well.
I i . :
Never laugh at a man with a pug
nose; you don't know what may
turn up.
Six miles south of Jerusalem is
another "Holy City," called by the
Arabs licit-Lahm, but known
throughout the Christian world by
the dear name of Bethlehem
("House of Bread.") It is beauti
fully situated on the ridge of a
"long gray hill," and, like most of
Eastern cities, is surrounded by a
wall. It is a long, gloomy, narrow
town, with one main street, from
which little filthy lanes and alleys
branch off on either side. The flat
roofed, dilapidated buildings are all
pf Uout ftnd, like those of tlio Holy
City, have no windows in the lower
story, It has about three thousand
inhabitants, whoso main employ
ment is the manufacture of olive
wood and mother-of-pearl toys and
trinkets, which aro sold to pilgrims
and travelers.
The only place of special interest
in Bethlehem is tho Church of the
Nativit3r, a very ancient structure,
built over the reputed birth-place of
our Savior. Surrounding the old
church are three largo convents,
occupied by Greek, Latin and Ar
menian Christians. The church
and convents being all under one
roof, look jnore like .a military fort
ress than a religious institution.
After partaking of a lunch, and
resting awhile in the Pilgrim's
Room of the Latin Convent, the
monks showed us tho church. The
main body of the building remains
as it was erected by the Empress
Helena, in A. D. 327. This vener
able structure, built fifteen hundred
years ago, is probably tlio oldest
specimen of Christian architecture
on earth. It is in tho form of a
cross, the nave being ono hundred
feet in length and the transept ninety
feet. Its roof, made originally from
the cedars of Lebanon, (but, ac
cording to Dean Stanley, replaced
with English oak by Edward IV. of
England,) is supported by four
rows of noble Corinthian columns,
each a single piece of marble two
feet in diameter, and taken, accord
ing to tradition, from the porch of
the temple at Jerusalem. The stone
floor is deeply worn by the foot
steps of millions of pilgrims who, in
the long centuries past, have visited
the consecrated place. One de
votee to this shrine may bo seen
kneeling in a corner of the church
all the clay long, every now and
then bowing over till his forehead
touches the floor. And thus he has
worshipped day after day, month
after month, year after year, for
sixteen years, until ho has actually
worn a hollow place in the stone by
merely touching it with his fore
head. Our guide furnished us with wax
candles, and conducted us down
through dark, narrow stairways to
a small chapel beneath the church,
called the Grotto of the Nativity.
Hero we fouud ourselves in an ir
regular rocky room, about thirty
seven feet long aud eleven feet
wide, lined with greenish marble
and illuminated with beautiful
lamps, which aro kept burning
night and day. In ono end of the
grotto is a semi-circular recess, in
tho floor of which is set a bright
silver star adorned with precious
stones. ' Around the star is the
Latin inscription: "Hiede Virgine
Maria Jesus Christus natus est"
("Here Jesus was born in tho Vir
gin Mary.") Above tho star hang
gold and silver lamps, constantly
throwing their light down upon
this traditional birth-place of our
On the other side of the grotto,
descending two steps, wo passed
into another recess seven or eight
feet square, where we were shown a
tnarblo manger,
spot where tho
said to mark the
young child was
cradled, and tlio place where tho
wise men sat as they offered their
gifts of gold, frankin-censo and
myrrh. This room is also beauti
fully adorned, and hung with costly
lamps. We could not accept all the
traditions of tho monks connected
with this interesting place; still the
impression was strong that wo were
in or near tho hallowed spot where
tho world's Redeemer was born.
Beneath tho convent is tho study
and tomb of Jerome. Hero, "be
sido what ho believed to bo the
cradle of the Christian faith," that
learned Christian father lived for
moro than thirty years; here ho
wroto his Vulgate translation of tho
Bible; here ho spent his last hours
on earth; and hero ho was buried.
Leaving tho church and convent,
wo passed beyond tho wall of tho
town, and, pausing oil tho brow of
a hill, wo took auothcr and last look
Romantic death a young lady
drowned In tears. ' - ,
at the charmed place which, though
"little among the thousands of
Judah," is full of hallowed memor
ies. Near at hand was the tomb of
Rachel, bringing to mind her
mournful death and burial. In
some of the fields just before us the
beautiful young Mohabitcss gleaned
after the reapers of Boaz three
thousand years ago. Over those
"green pastures" and by those "still
waters" roamed the shepherd, boy
who afterwards became the royal
psalmist of Israel. Down in the
valley before us was tho well tf
which tho home-bick warrior said:
"Oh ! that one would give me drink
of the water of the well of Bethle
hem, which is by , the gate." But
the one great, event' that, has ren
dered tho name sacred, and ranked
it among the holy places of earth, is
the birth of Jesus. A thousand
years after David kept his father's
sheep, other shepherds on the same
fields were watching their flocks by
night, when down through the
clouds there came an angel, saying,
"I bring you glad tidings," and then
suddenly the sky was full of angels,
singing the triumphant doxology:
"Glory to God in the highest."
Thus thinking of Jacob and
Rachel, of Ruth and Naomi, of
David and Samuel, of Joseph and
Mar', of the crowded inn, tho manger-cradle,
the wiso men, the, guiding-star,
the wondering shepherds,
the angelic songsters, and, above
all, of the blessed Jesus, we took
our last look of Bethlehem, and
turned toward Jerusalem.
Trusting God.
Christains- might avoid much
trouble and inconvenience, if they
would only believe what they pro
fess, that God is able to make them
happy without anything else. They
imagine that if such a dear friend
were to die, they should be misera
ble; whereas God can make them a
thousand times happier without
them. To mention my own case;
God has been depriving me of one
mercy after another; but as one is
removed, he has como in and filled
up its place. Now when I am a
cripple and not able to move, I am
happier than ever I was in my life
before, or ever expected to be; and
if I had believed this twenty years
ago, I might have been spared much
anxiety. If God had told me some
time ago that he was about to make
me as happy as I could be in this
world, and then had told me that
he should begin by crippling me in
all my limbs, and removing me
from my usual sources of enjoy
ment, I should have thought it a
very strange mode of accomplishing
this purpose. And j'et how is his
wisdom manifest even in this.
Dr. Payson.
Luck. We like the thoughts
which follow on luck. "Some
young men talk about luck. Good
luck is to get up at six o'clock in
tho morning. Good luck, if you
only have a shilling a week, is to
live on eleven pence and save a
penny. Good luck is to trouble
your head with your own, and let
others' business alone. Good luck
is, fulfil the commandments and do
unto other people as we wish them
to do unto us. We must plod and
persevere. Pence must bo taken
care of, because they are tho seeds
of guineas. To get along in this
world, we must take care of home,
sweep our own doorways clean, try
to help other people, avoid tempta
tions, and have truth, and faith in
God." Sun. .
'' '
Have you not often wondered at
the human utterances of tho divine
world? It thunders like God, and
yet weeps like man. It seems im
possible that anything ehould be
too bitter, or even too Binful for
that book to overlook. It touches
humanity at all points. Every
where it is a personal, familiar ac
quaintance, and seems to say to it
self: "Shall I hide this thing from
Abraham my friend?" Spurgcon.
Wu fail to comparo justly tho
lifo of the man who docs -much
with tho lifo of the man who docs
little greatly to tho disparage
ment of the former one. . Tho man
who docs much, in whoso lifo there
is much living, must commit con
siderable errors; and must run a
much greater chance of some errors
being discovered and made known.
Arthur Helps.
A clergyman once said: "When
I come to die, I ; shall havo my
greatest grief and greatest joy; my,
greatest grief that I have done so
littlo for my Lord Jesus, and my
greatest Joy that my Lord Jesus has
dono much for mo."
Qukrt need a vender of chess
man be a jaw-broker. a ' t,
Our Temperance Column.
"Come Home, Father."
Father, dear father, como homo with mo now!
Tlio clock lu tho stceplo strikes one;
You said you woro coining right homo from
tho shop,
As soon as your day's work was done.
Our flro has gouo out our houso Is all dark-
Ami mother's been watching slnco tea,
With poor brothor Bcuoy, so sick in her aims,
And no ono to help hor hut mo.
Como homo I come home! como homo!
Ploaso, father, dear father, come homo.
Hear tho sweet voice of the child,
Which tho night winds repeat as they roam!
Oh, who could resist this most niaintive of
prayers f
" Please, father, dear father, come homo !"
Father, dear father, come homo with ruo now!
The clock in the stceplo strikes two ;
Tho night has, grown colder, and Benny is
But. ho has heon calling for you.
Indeed ho is worso Ma says ho will dlo,
Perhaps bcfoi-o morning shall dawn ;
And this is the message slio sent mo to bring:
" Como quickly, or ho will lo gono."
Father, dear father, como homo with mo now,
The clock in the stcoplo strikes three;
Tho homo is so lonely tho hours aro so long
For poor weeping mother and mo.
Yes, we are alono poor Benny is dead, '
And gono with tlio angels of light;
And these wcro tho very last words that ho
" I want to klas papa good-night."
The Evils of Smoking.
Of tho three methods of using
tobacco, that of smoking has insin
uated itself most extensively among
the j'outh of this country, and is in
reality the most hurtful uso that
can be made of tho weed. Tobacco
employed in this way, being drawn
in by tho vital breath, conveys its
poisonous influences into every part
of the lungs. There tho noxious
fluid is entangled in the minute,
spongy air cells, and has timo to
exert its pernicious influence on the
blood not in vivifying, but in viti
ating it. The blood imbibes the
stimulent narcotic principle, and
circulates it through the whole sys
tem. It produces, in consequence,
a febrile action in thoso of delicate
habits. Where there is any ten
dency to phthisic and tho tubercu
lar deposit in the lungs, debility of
these organs, consequent on the use
of tobacco in this way, must favor
the deposit of turberculous matter,
and thus sow tho seeds of consump
tion. This practice impairs the
natural taste and relish for food,
lessens the appetite, and weakens
tho power of tho stomach greatly
Tho great prevalence of a craving
thirst among smokers can be trac
ed to its action on the lungs; and
because it is there instead of in the
stomach, the liquors that are drank
do not alleviate tho . thirst, but
rather aggravate it It is time
that medical testimony was turned
to this point, and the great danger
pointed out that threatens to make
us a nation of Sybarites and pig
mies. '
It is not surprising that foreign
ers occasionally fail to catch all
the delicate shades of meaning be
longing to our words, and somo of
their mistakes are laughable. Of
such a character was the remark of
a Frenchman, who, finding that
ferment meant "to work," said ho
loved to ferment in tho garden;
and of another who asked at a law
yer's office for a "shall," meaning a
will. Still another said, "I lovo do
horse, do sheep, do dog, do cat in
short, everything that is beastly."
Shakesperc's line, "Out brief can
dle," was translated literally by a
Parisian author, "Get out, you short
candle," and the expression, "With
my sword I will carve . my way to
fortune," was rendered, "With my
sword I will mako my fortune cut
ting meat," ono of the meanings of
carve being "to cut moat."
Most Disagreeable Practice.
Wo heard some ladies who attend
ed tho hop at the Yarbrough
House, the other night, complain
of some one for having spit upon
tho floor of tho hall, thereby soil
ing their, dresses. I his wns de
cidedly bad taste, to say tho least
of it, and we ar6 surprised that gen
tlemen should have so far forgotten
themselves. We would suggest
that thoso who cannot possibly dis
pense with their quid whilo in tho
prcsenco of ladies or dancing with
them, to request that special ar
rangements be mado for their ben
efit. Raleigh Sentinel.
It spitting the juice of tobacco
oil tho floor of a dancing room, is
disgraceful, what ought to bo said
of those who chew and spit on the
floor of tho houso of God during,dl
vino service? Exchange.
A LoviNO heart and a pleasant
countenance aro commodities which
a man , should never fail to take
homo with him. They will beat
season his food and soften his pil
low. It wcro a great thing for a
man that his wifo and children
could truly say of him : "Ho nev
er brought a frown or unlinppineBS
across his threshold."
Most m'on'Uko to sec themselves
In print. Ladies liko to see them
selves in Bilks nnd velvets.
"Work well dono is twico done.n
Never mix up things; do ono thing
at a time; begin ono thing and fin
ish ono thing mako clean work as
you go. Have order, system, regu-'
larity; a place for everything, and
everything iu its place i Whatever
you do, do it well. A job slighted,
because it is apparently unimpor
tant, leads to habitual neglect, so
that men degenerate, insensibly
into bad workmen.' . , . ; ; : , :
Training tho hands and tho eyes
to do work well leads individuals to
form correct habits in ; other re
spects, aud a good workman is, in
most cases, a good citizen. No one
need hope to rise above his present
situation who suffers small things
to pass by unimproved,, or who neg
lects, metaphorically speaking, to
pick up a cent because it is not a
dollar. .
A rival of a certain great lawye
sought to humiliate him publicly by
saying, "You blacked my father's
boots once." . .
"Yes,'' replied - the lawyer, un
abashed, "and I did it well."
Everything in nature and grace
aro active, full of life and motion
on the wing. The sun, the moon,
tho sparkling heavens, the .floods,
the rippling brooks and. flowing
founts; tho birds warblo on every
tree in ccstacy of joy; the tiny
flower, hidden from all eyes, sends
forth its fragrance of full happiness;
and the mountain stream dashes
along with a sparkle and murmur
of pure delight. The object of their
creation is accomplished, and their
life gushes forth in harmonic work.
Oh, plant! oh, stream! worthy of
admiration to tho wretched idler!
Idleness is the banc, the moth,
the gangrene, the curse of life.
"Dream not, but work! Bo bold, be brave I
Let not a coward spirit crave
Escape from tasks allotted! -;
Thankful for toil and danger bo; ,
Duty's high call will mako thee flee
The vicious tlio besotted." ' '
Can't Get Rid of the Scars.
If you want to make tho ruin of
a child sure, give him liberty after
dark. You cannot do anything
nearer to insure his damnation than
to let him have the liberty to go
where he will without restraint.
After dark lie wi 11 be suro to get
into communication with people
that will. undermine all his good
qualities. I do not like to speak to
parents about their children. Their
child cannot or will not lie, when
his tongue is beuded like a bow; he
will not drink, when there is not a
saloon within a milo of his father's
house where he is not so well known
as one of it3 own decanters; he
never does iniquitous things, when
ho is reeking in flltli. Nineteen out
of twenty allowed perfect freedom
at night will bo wounded by it.
There is nothing moro important
than for a child to be, home at
night, or, if ho is abroad, you
should bo with him. If he is to see
any sights, or take pleasure, there
is nothing that you should not see
with him. It is not merely that
tho child should bo broken down,
but there aro thoughts that never
ought to find passage into a man's
brain. As an eel, if ho wriggles
across your carpet, will leave his
slime which no brushing can ever
efface, so thero aro thoughts that
you never get rid of, once permitted
to enter j'our mind; and there are
individuals going round, with ob
scene books nnd pictures,' under tho
lappels of their coats, that will leave
ideas in tho mind of your child that
can never be effaced. 1 ' "' "
Thero are men here who' have
heard a salacious song, and they
will never forget it to the ends of
their lives. I do not believe in a
child's seeing life, as it Is called,
with its damnablo lust and wicked
ness, to havo all his imagination set
on flro with flames of hell '
Nobody goes through this Are but
he is burned, and ho can't got rid
of the scars. It. IP. Beechcr.
A White Huffalo. Mr. J. T.
Morgan, about a week ago, Whilo
out hunting on the head of tho Re
publican, killed a white buffalo, the
lido of which ho brought to Denver,
and is having it stuffed and mount
ed by Rudolph Hoivhcrdt, taxider
mist. This is tho first inslanco of
a white buffalo having been h6t by
a whito ninn, so fur as we have ever
heard, though tho Indians havo oc-
caHlonally found one. Mr. Morgan
has been constantly engngc-d in
hunting for several yearn, undthiw
is tho first whito buffalo h ever
saw or ever heard of during that
time. The buffalo is a yearling,
nnd perfectly white no 1 colored
spots appearing upon hun. Ah'.
Morgan has been offered if, J() f,n
it since ho arrived hoie.
, To protect tho cln'wt -put a lui.k
011 it.

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