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NO. 21.
Growler Grim's Dream.
'Why should 1 b© ho thankful, praj ?'
Onra Growler, reading, roughly spake.
Ive had my own hard row to hoe—
My way all through the world to make;
l'?e earned the cpmfprta that I own,
I've rubbed uy lot to iri*k« it bright,
I've toiled, an any man may de. . '.it i
And hdld my plaoe to-day of right. '
Thankegiying eve! yet thankleaa thought«
Oamf irooping through old Orowlor'« brain
Aa h# b ait 4$) ping cruel/ port
And oounting up hu worldly gain.
Upontho printed page, laid down,
Borne words, it seemed, had caught his eye
Of thank b that wero the morrow's dne
For blekstngs sent us from on high.
But' when the twilight dusky grew.
And leaping Orelight flickered faint,
Beside hie hearthstone something stood—
A Pres*- ike a saint,
Which, portmug to the ruddy gWffJ /,
Of falling Öre, by oar rout sUm&y
ßpahe low and soft, and strangely sweet;
•Ob mortal, thou hakt greatly erred.
' Who keeps that wondrous metronome
Of beating heart without thy care?
Who keeps the body safe in sleep
And wakes it to the morning fair?
You oarvedyour lot? you asked for work?
For capital your hands were all?
Who kept that right arm ctrong and sound?
Who bade the rioh man heed your call?
'Behold I* The rosy ashes stirred—
A country boy stood sad and shy
Before the mighty merohant prinoe,
With restless hands and drooping eye.
The while, until he turned, approved,
A white-winged angel waited there,
Though neither boy nor master knew
The fair shape of » mother's prayer. /
Again the drifting asheB shouo:
•There go your ships safe to the land;
Bee you. above the tallest mast.
The guidance of a shining hand?
You make your boast no missiDg ship
Was ever marked from off your list:
Who gave the wild wind to your hand * j
From out that mighty hollow flft?
suai beauty and richness which he never
liked me to wear, because it seemed to
him like making a false impression, and
so it lay folded iff my trunk .until half
ruined, in order, as Obed said, to avoid
even t he appearance of 'evil.' He is
always quoting flt. Paul, you know.
One secret pf nay cheerfulness daring
thote trying /ears, whs that, mj faith in
Obed was deep as the sea and firm as
tue everlasting hills, *1 no more believ
ed it possible for him to do what he
M it to be wrong ihan .it was l<k
fly. Es'isf not t ■brHfifcafr wIMw,
Tön know* but for solid qualities, ae
beueaty,. integrity, pureness of heart,
'earnestness, charitableness of judgment,
accuracy of knowledge and a high ahd
keen sense of jùstioe, I have never
khown his equal. I never thought of
his yielding to temptation, or abandon
ing aq/ good cause because it was weak.
In my estimation he was as a bulwark of
Mrength. I suppose that I endowed
him, in a way, with my own decision
and firmness, which have always made
it as easy for me to say no as yes in re
gard to anything about which my con
victions woke clear.
The greatest trial we had to contend
with was our inability to be liberal and
thoroughly hospitable. This suburban
town where we now Jive is much weal
thier now than then, but. even thed it
was aristocratic enough to tell what its
future would be. Every denomination
must have its own church, and there
Wei e always fairs and festivals and stib
f oriptions for this and that; and Obed
was a ohnroh member, and very muoh
looked up to because of his abilities,
fine social position and high character,
and you can imagine how, with ourmia
erable income, it was utterly impossible
for us to buy tickets for everything, sub
scribe toward the preacher's salary, oar
contribute generously toward the church
expenses in any way. The very beat
that we could do was to cast in our
widow's mîto,' and whenever help was
needed that entailed no expense, to reu
der that. But when it came to money,
mind you, we could gu » niurther. We
held it to bcv^prime him J our honest
That ignoble thought quite passed
away, and half an hour later I heard
Obed's step on the walk, a little less
eager than nsnal, it seeméd to me, and
the mûupenï. he reached the porch I
knejw something Was wrong, fOr I oau
always tell from Obed's face the state of
his feelings.
'Well, back again, are you, Öböa?' I
said by way of greeting, as ha throw his
hat down with^a boyish Äiwg. L IJ»
'Yesjand what do you think I've done,
Nell?' he asked vehemently* dj j
'I oouldn't say, Obed/ 1 replied qui
'Subscribed a hundred dollars to that
pesky ohurch! I'm ashamed of myself 1
I despise myself 1 ,1, nevqr felt so mean
n all my life! a hundred dbllurst—and
Î ou here slaving your fiugW ends off !
deserve to be shot for mv ignominy I'
•A hundred dollars Pi ebhoed fami
ly, feeling the blood rushing to my
heart. It may Beam silly to you that
for that paltry sum of money we should
have been made sd miserable; but to us,
at that time, it was like a million.
'ObedP I cried, 'after «pme momenta
of silence % 'not fdr ten thousand one
hundred dollars would I bavé lost my
faith .il* strength to 4o rfcgifc. ' ç /
*Ob, Nell, 'tie jußt that which cuts
me to the quiok/ he quickly retorted.—
'Nobody could have made me believe
that I would do snob a thing. I am as
surprised and pained»as you can possi
bly be, ttt.TWfuo idea that 1 h«d such
a streak of weakness with*n met Bt.
Paul must have foreseen mo, for sure,
when he warned men to take heed lest
they fnl, while thjhkifig that th6^
Poor Obed 1 I had bevor seen hin* so
mortified and humiliated, and all qn ac
count of that 'pstoky church.'
; Then I asked him to tell' me how it
happened, ahd he describe*! the method
employed by the bishop and his officials
to xaisp ^hç. six thousand dollars. The
officials each went amôtig the congrega
tion, soliciting subscriptions from occu
pants ot each pew; then, as the amount
subscribed failed to reach the desirep
sum, a now appeal was made, and per
tbttfc rather than hâve & single man or
woman subscribe a farthing beyond what
he or she was abundantly able to give,
be much preferred to bear the entire
expense himself; and that all subscrip
tions to the fund must be voluntary .—
Ee afterward said to me that rather
than have any person subjected to the
paid and humiliation that we had under
gone because of that 'dreadful subscrip
tion/ he would worship in a barn to the
end ôf his days. I often think if people
who solioit subscriptions with a persist
ence that amounts to insolence, would
bnt consider the possible harm they
commit, that they would ply their busi
ness with more consideration, remem
bering that overcoming a good man's
sense of right and duty, is leading him
into the temptation from whioh he daily
sprays to bo delivered.
Majiy Wager Fisher.
Ferocity of a Female Mob,
A correspondent of the San Francisco
Chronicle , writing from Callao, Peiu,
says: Upon the news announcing the
loss of the Pisagua, an unfounded ru
mor was circulated in Lima and Callao
to the effect that the Chilian soldiery
had treated Peruvian women with gross
brutality. This rumor spread like wild
fire, and finally the streets were filled
"with abandoned. Peruvian women, and
with the,lower classes of both sexes.—
A large number pf native Chilian women
nesido here and in Lima, many of them
being married to foreigners, while others
belong to the abandoned order. A ory
faß raised of 'Death to the Chilenoal'
and a rash was made for the quarter
Î bere the latter, olasa of Chilian women
ve. Upward of twenty or thirty of
them were ruthlessly seized by the in
furiated mob of viragos, stripped of
their clothing, dragged through the
streets by the hair, and pelted with
rooks until they were in a frightful con
dition pf suffering.
Two or three were jumped upon,
kicked, out and otherwise mangled, and
left lifeless in the street without any
ooverinfcpver their bodies. After turn
Events are not in our power; but it
always is to make a good use of even
the worst.
Variety is the spice of life, but bar
keepers report that the majority of men
use cloves,
Tho man who never smelled powder
is the fellow who never held his nose
close to a woman's cheek.
A white deer with white horns and
hoofs and pink eyes was killed by
Aaron Liscker, on Little river, Wis.
Japan has iron coins worth about one
kimdredth of one cent. They are alleged
to be chiefly used for alms and as offer
ings to gods.
There were but 460 failures in New
York last year, as against 917 in 1878,
and the liabilities of 1879 foot up but
$16.388,882, against $64,000,000.
Qeese raising is carried on to a large
extent in Texas. One goose will yield
about a pound and a half of feathers.—
One ranch already has 8,000 geese.
Gen. Grant has ordered his Ethan
Allen oolt, how on the farm of General
Beale, near Washington, to be sent by
the next steamer as a present to the
mikado of Japan.
A sohoolboy being asked by his teach
er how he should flog him, replied:
'If you please, sir, I should like to have
it on the Italian system of penmanship
—the heavy strokes upward and the
downward ones light.'
'Dear Louise, don't let the men oome
too near you when courting. ' 'Oh, no,
dear ma. When Charles is here we al
ways have one ohair between us.
Mother thinks the answer is rather mu '
'Never leave what you undertake
until you can reach your arms around
it and clinch your hands on the other
side/ says a recently published book for
young mon. Very good advioe; but what
if she soreams.
Bishop Ohatard. of Indiana, dep
Father Fitzpatrick; of Evansville in con-

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