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Our Young People.
What Boys Are Wanted. Boys of spirit, boys of will' Boys of muscle, brain and power, Fit to cope witli anything; These are wanted every hour. Not the weak whining drones, That all trouble magnify— Not the watchword of " I can't. ■ But the noble one, "I'll try." I)o what'er you have to do Witli a true and earnest zeal; Bend your sinews to the task; Rut your shoulder to the wheel. Though your duty may lie bard, Look not on it as an ill; If it lie an holiest task, Do it with an honest will. At the anvil, on the farm. Wheresoever you may lie, From your future efforts, boys, Comes a nation's destiny. Trennure 7 rove. Love in a Lift. ■luihil from Hiylilh piit/d. "If—if we ever get out of the lift I—may!" "The lift! Bourchicr .enthusiastically, "why, but for it—" GV I love the lift!" cried I might have married Lord Rock minster," she said, with an odd little I on told me I was ambitious!" "Poor llockminstcr! and happy laughed Bourchicr. laugh. me! In the meantime, sir, I insist on being let out of this lift at once : I object to be kept hanging betw earth and heaven, like Mohammed_ or his coffin I forget which it was." Bourchicr, of course, retorted that far from thinking himself in such a position, lie considered that the lift was his heaven, and that for his ecu part was. lie was perfectly happy where he "But 1 am. not," said Rosalie, with some return—real or assumed—of her fears, it is almost as had Black hole of Calcutta." as the Just then tlie lift gave a violent lurch. Mrs. Ormskirk screamed and buried her face in her handkerchief. Bourchicr jumped up and caught hold of the rope, and, in a moment, machine glided smoothly upward. "Come, Rosalie!" said he, smilin as they stopped at the seventh floor. "All's well that ends well. the r*> Von have been a prisoner for one short half-hour, I am going to put on chains for life chains of roses, of hastily. have won a wife—thanks delightful institution, tlie Lift! ToihIoh Truth. lie added course, You have had a fright: I to that Inverness. There is an uncanny, semi-barbaric element in Scottish history, with its warring clans and violent that half fascinates, half repels. Some traditions say that Inverness, the capital of the High-lauds, existence before the birth of Christ. Towards the end of the sixth century it was the capital of the Rictish King dom, and in 565 St. Columba and some of his followers visited it, and were successful iu Chrisianity Brude "II. l'icts. 1 n N44 the Rictish and Scottish Kingdoms were united under the rule of Kenneth McAlpin, and Inverness then lost thedistiuction of being a capital Of the next two centuries litte is known rom mces, was in converting to , King of the of its history, until in lt>4!) it is sup posed to have been the scene of Duncan's murder b.v Macbeth. Macbeth's castle is said to have stood upon tlie crown of the hill, and a circular plot of ground, railed in and planted with trees is asserted to have been its site. I 11 1161 Shaw, second son of Ducan, fifth Earl of Fife, for his assistance to Malcom in quelling a revolt, was made hereditary governor of the castle of Inverness. I 11 1229 the town was burnt, and the neighboring crownlands were ravaged by a freebooter, named Glillespick McScourlane, who after wards paid the penalty of his evil deeds with the life of himself and his two sons. In 1548 the first Protestant minister was appointed, and in 1640 a woman, one .Margaret G'owie, a Morayshire woman, started a school. This so offended the authorities that they passed a resolution Margaret's Scriptural teaching proverbs. In 1002 the great fortress wasd: troyed by the English soldiery. I n 1605 a serious quarrel was induced by that calm but indigestible article—the cheese. Some women were selling these tempting articles in a market at the top of a hill. A hungry youth, one Finlay Dubb, lifted one of the wares and asked the price. Dis gusted at his inability to buy it, he rolled the fruit of the dairy to the bottom of the hill. The woman de manded paymont, and a chivalric Ilighlader, acquanted with Finlay's impecuniosity, seized that worthy's bonnet and tossed it to the woman,after which a general battle was indulged in, and two of the McDonald clan were slain. The night before the bittle of Cidloden, l'rince Charles slept in the town-house of Lady Dummuir, and the next night, after the downfall of the Stuarts' cause, the same bed was occupied by the "ltoyal Butcher" Cumberland. restricting to In April, 1746, one of Priuce Charles's soldiers went to a minister, named Thompson, and demanded that he should pray for the Pretender the lawful as The sovereign, declined to pray for him, except as a fellow-sinner. [) irsin We'll have our horses in vour church next Sundiy!" said the soldier. "And we'll have them out in time for the litany the Sunday following," said the imperturbable preacher. On the 14th of April the horses were stabled in the church. Oil tlie 16th the battle of Cullodeti was fought. ( >n tlie 21st the minister had his church, and tlie horses had—departed. in 1745 two sisters wer.i tortured and burnt in Inverness as witches. The Royal Academy was opened in 17112. 1 here was a certain stone called tin; calachiia-cudaiii, signifying the stone of the tubs (it being the place where formerly water-carriers had rested their burdens), and was regarded In tim people with great veneration. It centre around which the i town's people gathered for couverai- j tiou, and the young men would chip stones from it as souvenirs when they went away from home. Ufas the i In 1844 the chances and changes of time bad destroyed nearly all the landmarks of Old Inverness. Y out ff 8 ( 'otnjtanion . : I 'Cluck, Cluck, Cluck." I am not a hei : hut as 1 am speak ing to a brood of •'The Blue lien's ' Chicken's," I ill night perhaps they would pay better attention if I used a little hen talk. To begin with, I should like to be sure that you all un derstand that Delaware is sometimes called "The Blue lien", and the people who were' born in Delaware lien's Chickens, lier little chicks who scratch in the dirt for their living, (i. e. little farm ers.) If you were all gathered into one big congregation, what a crowd there would be! 1 imagine you would be suprised at your own numbers. And what a mottley collection it would be, to be sure ; resembling somewhat the little ants in an ant hill: all alive with motion. We should have eyes of all sorts : black, blue, brown and gray ; in all the different shades, and all sizes. 1 hope no i u : of you is so sore ly afflicted as to be wholly blind. No: not even wilfully blind : for you know "there are none so blind as those who won't see. Blue I am talking to So don't go blundering and stumbling through life, with your eyes wilfully blinded toward many things, which seen in the right light, would be worth looking at. But if peeped at through lazy, uninterested eyes, in the darkness of ignorance, would never he any benefit to you. Did you ever notice how sharply a lit tle chicken uses his eyes, when he scratches fora living? I 11 order to be come inteligent, successful farmers, you will need to use your eyes quite as sharply as any other little chick. Then you want to be careful to make a good, or at least not an improper use of your nose, (you see our eyes and nose are pretty closely related, and should pull together.) I have heard one of your little sister chicks sing this little song. "There was a Little Chick. l'ad a funny little trick Of seratching up gravel villi his toes. But he never took a bite Of a thing he brought to light, Until he smelled it over with Ids nose. But this funny Little Ohick, With his funny little trick. Came one day across a pepper very hot, Which made him quickly sneeze: And as quickly cough and wheeze, Till lie wondered if fis head was off or not. So any Little Chick, Who has a little trick Of turning up his nose at all he sees: Should meet, on some line day, When least he thinks lie may, Some dreadful thing to make him eongh and sneeze." In order toapprccinte the tricky lit tle "Chick" y hi would need to hear the little sister Chick sing it and im atute the "cough and sneeze," in their proper places. Remaps we had hei ter look sharp, and not turn up our noses at anything until we are sure it deserves comtempt. There is nothing about an honest farmer, or his honest, industrious wife : or their children, (if they arc like their pirunts) to cause any respectable person to turn up his nose at them. There is no more hon orable way of making a living, than by farming: if the fanning is well and honestly done. Remember that, boys and girls and stick to the farm. There is very much I should like to say to you about farm life, hut I have already "spun a long yarn," and must soon stop for this time But. as your good Editor may not consent to any more hen talk, 1 just want to say to you, don't let anyone make you believe that little farmers da not nei d a good school < du cation. It is a very serious mistake to think that you do not need school ! books to help you to understand the great book of nature, which stands open to all little country boys and girls. 'Cod made the country; man made the town.' And (lod's work wo know is more wonderful than man's With kind vishes for you all, Vaunt "Bibihh." ! ; 1 , Behind the Times. Those who are posted conceriiinar war and rumors of wars but are ignorant of the great moral and religous move ments of tim 1 hues. Men of tlie world who can tell you all about tin» markets but know little about what millions of tlm best and most intcligi'iit men anil women in all lands are doing to drive sin and sorrow from the earth, and lift up the race. Barents who want their children to ; grow up noble ami pure and yet furn ish them little food for thought to make ; them so. Castors and Sunday school superin- , tenilents who do not appreciate the ; power of printer's ink for good and evil, 1 lint allow tlie devil to beat them on J their own ground. Churches which cheerfully pay out. their money for the support of tlie min istry. and yet do not scatter broadcast tlie printed page, tilled witli the gospel, although it lias and will work mighty revolutions iu communities and nations, and can lie lmd ' cheap as dirt." Everybody vvim does not take and read a religious paper, and do all lie can—little, it' little: much if much—to get others to do the same,— To Dmj. ! > in a trs -35 zr y ! rjs« ! ■' » >3 5 ? 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