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But still 111 ne'er forget Amidst life's care and fret. That maid as good as gold. And oh! the rides and walk* The confidential talks And picnics manifold. The songs we us<jd to sing And all that sort of thing; No wonder I grew bold. But how I longed to tweak That other fellow's beak. Who oft her hand would hold. While she with roguish art Would scold and play Her part; This maiden bright a» <old. Now children two or three, That prattle at Her knee, ' Their little hearts unfold. Hut oh! the bitter shame. They do not know my name; For I, alas! was sold. Of course the other chap Was bound to have the snap. The truth must now be told/ For he'd the "bulge" on me. He had her word, you see, And that was good as gold. And seasons come and go With never-ceasing flow. And we are growing old. But still I'll ne'er forget, Amidst life's cares and fret. That maid as good as gold. —.)[. L. JfarebMt, in OrapMt ALL FOR THE BEST. Seeming Failure Only the Stepping Stones to Success. "Here's a letter for you. Kate — from the agency," called Ella Harlow, it the foot of the staircase one morn ing. Kate was busy putting 1 the bed-room in order, but she left every thills' and rushed down-stairs three- steps at a ;ime. "It's a chance for a place at last," ?he cried, In great excitement, as sho tore open the envelope and ran her »yes hastily over the letter. "A Mrs. Drew, in Oxford, Md., wants a gov ;rness for her daughter. I'll write to aer at once." -Oh, dear," said Ella, dismally, "it makes me wretched to think of your ?oing so far away, Kate." "Don't fret till 1.70," answered Kate. "There's many a slip betwixt cup and :ip. And you know very we'l, Ella, that I can't find a position here. I can teach only music and French, and there ire at least six music teachers to every square, and French is taught in every school in the place. You might as re-ell wish wo had a fortune, and that I need not work at all." "But you don't know what sort of a oerson this Mrs. Drew is. She may be racy disagreeable." "And she may be very nice. I must Jake my chances." Ella sighed heavily, and went back into the dining-room to finish washing the breakfast dishes— task which had been interrupted by the postman's ring—and Kate ran op-stain again, 3ager to write her letter. With the death of Mrs. Harlow had leased the small income which had supported herself and daughters, and Ella and Kate had to begin the battle it life in earnest. Fortunately they Dwned the little house in which they lived, and an invalid aunt who had made her home with them for years paid sufficient board to keep them from actual want But they saw the necessity of going to work at once, and had lost no time in looking for employ ment. It had been a long and weary search,however, and Ella was delighted beyond measure when at length she secured from a photographic gallery work which she could take home. She was thus able to give some attention to household matters, and could be company for her aunt. But poor Kate' was less fortunate. She had never beon to school in her life, for she had been kept at homo to take care of her mother, whoso health from the time Kate was three years old had been extremely delicate. The ed ucation Kate had received, therefore, j had been very desultory, and she. had devoted special attention to only music and French, for both of which she had a strong liking, and could receive val uable help from her mother, who had been a teacher of music and languages for some years before her marriage. Kate had thought she would ex perience no difficulty in securing music pupils at least, and planned to have i classes in French if possible, but she soon found that her castles had been built in the air. "I could got a position in Mrs. Se vier"s school if 1 could only teach mathematics and history," she said to Ella on returning one day from a long tramp in search of employment. "But I don't know any thing about either." So sho had at length applied to a teachers' agency, and now had come this letter concerning the position with Mrs. Drew. Of course, after Kate sent her letter of inquiry, with which she inclosed testimonials from various music and French teachers from whom she had taken lessons, the girls could talk of nothing except New Oxford, and when a letter arrived bearing the post-mark of that town, Kate's hands trembled so that she could scarcely open it. "She will give me the position with a salary of two hundred dollars and a home, if I can teach the child mathe matics as well as French and music!" she exclaimed. "Oh. dear!" sighed Ella. "Then that cake is all dough." "No, don't say that," said Kate, "I can't give up such a chance. It is only the beginning of June — why can't I study up in mathematics? She : doesn't want me until the second week i in September." "Do you think you could?" "I am sure I could," answered Kate, who had plenty of energy and perse verance. "Three months hard study ought to fit me to teach mathematics to any girl twelve years of age. I know Grace Halpino will help me. She al ways had such a liking for figures. I'll run in now and ask her." Grace lived next door, and was very fond of Kate, so she w^lingly con sented to give her lessons, and Kate wrote to Mrs. Drew that she would accept the position. How she did work for the next two months! And she proved herself an apt scholar. - ■:■ ■ ■ ■ ■-. ■■■.•• ■■■..■ ■■ <;-. ■■■■ Grace found it a positive pleasure to | teach her. "You'll be able to go into algebra by August, Kate," sha said. "I never saw any ono get along so fast as you do." "That is because I have an object in view, 1' answered Kate. "My going away depends on my ability to teach arithmetic, you know." She and Ella had long talks about Mr*. Drew, wondering what she was like, how sho lived, what family she had, and how she would treat her pret ty governess. "Sometimes when I think ot it 1 can hardly wait for September to come," Kate said. "And then again, I feel heartsick at the thought of leaving you and Ann: Mary, atid going so far away among strangers." ••You mustn't think of it," said Ella. As it happaned she didn't have to think of ii much longer. Ella came in one afternoon from taking some photographs to the gallery, and found her sister lying on the dining-room sofa, her (ace stained with tears,and* crumpled letter in her hand. "What i^s ihe matter?" cried Ella. "The matter is that Tin not to go to Sirs. Brew's after all," answered Kate, sitting up. "She writes inea very po lite nole to inform me that her plans regarding' her daughter have been mi expected!; changed by an invitation i the young lady has received to go to Europe with ;in uncle for a year's study in tho conservatory at Stuttgart. She hopes she has not put me to any incon venience, ami remains mine sincerely, 1' etc.. etc. •■Outrageous!'said Ella. "I never heard of such an open case of " •Oh. you can't blame her." inter rupted K;itc. 'She couldn't really let the child lose such a chance just be cause of her engagement to me." "But It's dreadfully hard on you," , said Ella. ••Think how you've pored over that horrid arithmetic. All that | lime wasted! ' "Well. I might have secured another ! engagement in those three months, that's true," said Kate, "but they haven't bees wasted. I've become a good arithmetician, anyhow." "And you'll write to tho agencj , again, I suppose," said Ella. "Yes; and the sooner the better," answered Kate, bravely, as sho rose and moved toward an old study desk in the bay window. "People in my situa tion can't afford the luxury of woe." A week later the agency sent Kate notice that a Airs. Barrington, who kept a private school in a small town in Pennsylvania, wanted a teacher of music and French. Of course, Kate wrote to Mrs. Barrington without de lay, and received in due time a letter from that lady saying she would em ploy her at a salary of five hundred dollars if she could teach history as ' well as music and French. She em ployed only two teachers,imd the woi-t had to bo equally divided. Hi-r presort* teacher of music. French and history was to be married in December, and would give up her place the last week in November, at which time Kate would be expected to undertake hoy duties. "This is better than M rs. Drew's of- ( fcr." said Kate. "So perhaps it was all for the best that I had to give th&i up." "But you can't tench history," said Ella. "You've merely skimmed over ' a little of Bancroft andMacaulay." "Well, in three months' time I can do something more than skim the", over." rejoined Kate. "Kate! You don't mean to begin a» otlier course of study!" "Yes, I do. I am going to make myself competent to take that plae •. I can't tifford to lose it." "Oh, why don't they want you to teach arithmetic, instead of history:" "Probably because the other teacher is competent to teach arithmetic, and ' can'/ teach history. Now, Ella, don't discourage me, for I can't stand it. "Well, I won't; but I only hope that when November comes you won't find yourself disappointed again." Kate began her historical studies that very clay, and soon became deeplj interested in them. •I wonder now I am reading such solid mai>v how I ever enjoyed a light novel," she said. "I certainly wili never read another." She found her intellect greatly strengthened and improved, and her study hours were the happiest of the twenty-four: but she was never to put her knowledge to use in Mrs. Barring ton's school; for sho received a letter late in November announcing the sud den death of that lady from heart-dis ease. Her disappointment was very keen, of course, and for several days she was plunged in the deepest gloom; but she wouldn't admit that she had wasted any time. "I'm going to think it's all for the best some way," she said, "and I'll see it sooner or later, I suppose." She saw it very soon indeed, for in January one of the teachers in Mrs. ,'jevier's school went out West to kpep house for a widowed brother, and ut.r place was offered to Kate, with a sal ary of eight hundred dollars. She was to teach history and French, and in struct the junior pupils in arithmetic. "Nothing could be nicer," enthusi astic Kate cried when telling her sis ter and aunt about it. "And the nicest thing about it is that I won't have to leave home. The thought of doing that was bitter, though I never admit ted it to you, Ella." "I think the nicest thing about it is that you deserve it, and havo earned it," said Ella. "And if ever a girl had reason to be proud of her sister, I have of you, Kate." And I think she had. — Florence B. Hallowcll, in Chicago Standard. —A good breakfast dish may be made with the remains of any cold fish. Free them from bones and flake into quite rnriall pieces, add pepper, salt, a little bread crumb or a cold potato and two or three well-beaten eggs; form into balls or small oval cakes, and fry a light brov-a in boiling butter; drain them by laying on paper. Cold tongue grated and laid pretty thickly on hot butteied toast is also a very good breakfast dish. MRS. SHAW'S ART. How a Tomboy Became a Famous and Very Successful Woman. Mrs. Shaw recently gave a short ac count of herself and her peculiar art. "As a school-girl," said she, "I be came exceedingly fond of puckering i up my lips and trying to make music 1 with them. At that time I was regard- j ed a good deal of a tomboy, and could toss a ball or fly a kite with the best of them. I had something of a voice, but, much preferred whistling. Indeed, I ■ loved it so much that I more than once : drove my mother all but distracted by my persistence in whistling about the house. The more she begged me to desist the more I whistled. Unruly child, wasn't I? I never dreamed, though, that I would bo forced to de pend upon it for a livelihood. Some three years ago, however, I was left with four little daughters to support. Scarcely knowing which way to turn, ihe thought suddenly recurred to me: Why not become a whistler? "Now, there are whistlers and whis tlers. There is as much room at the top, though, for one of them. I find, as in any other profession. Indeed, there is more room, I might say, for good whistlers are really very scarce. 1 put myself under the instruction of Prof. Belli, of this city, and after eight months of constant devotion to study I felt I had accomplished a great deal. Indeed, Prof. Balli assured me that I was a very apt pupil. "With fear and trembling, though, 1 made my debut December 19, 1886. Before the Teachers 1 Association I made my first bow. Steinway Hall was filled. I had learned l'arepa Rosa's favorite song, 'Spring Time,' and Mil lard's 'Waiting.' The audience was very demonstrative and 1 was repeat edly encored. From the first 1 was extremely fortunate in securing en gagements. I have whistled before any number of societies for charitable purposes, and in drawing-rooms and at fetes have been in great demand. In April last 1 took a brief trip across the water. Almost from the day of my arrival in London I was over whelmed witn invitations to show what I could do. By this time my repertoire consisted of nearly all of the popular songs, gems from the operas aud a good many selections from the works of classical composers. I first appeared at the residence of Mrs. Campbell, of Cragie, Scotland. Mrs. Campbell, nee Jennie Roof, formerly of Klmira, was my accompanist. The Prince and Princess of Wales were guests of tho hostess, and I received the warmest praise and congratulations from them both. It seemed as if I could not whistle enough for them. I also appeared in the drawing-rooms of the Duke and Duchess of Mecklenberg- Sctiwcrin, Lord and Lady Mandeville, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, Lord and Lady Rothschild, Alfred de Roths child, the Earl and Countess of Fever sham, Prince and Princess of Wagram, Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill, Lady Grey, Lord and LadyElcho, Lord Lawrence, 1..U-.I liarttg'an, Si.' Arthur Sullivan and a host of other royal peo ple and composers."—.V. 1". Star. Centenarians in France. A paper was recently read before the French Academy of Science by M. Emile Lavasseuron the •'Centenarians now living in France." The first re- J ports collected gave tho number of persons who had attained 100 years and upward at 184, but on these being thoroughly sifted no less than 101 were struck out, leaving 83, but even of these there were no fewer than 67 who could not furnish adequate proof of I their reputed age. In 10 rases, how- | ever, authentic records of birth or baptism were found, including that of a man born in Spain, and baptized August 20, 1770. His life was spent almost wholly in France. All tho other centenarians were reputed to bo between 100 and 105 years of age, with the exception of a widow claiming to bo 112 years old. Of the 83 persons said to be centenarians women formed a large majority, the proportion being 52 women to 31 men. There were but few married couples, 6 male and female celibates, 23 widowers, and 41 widows. One of the latter was Mme. Rostkow ski, 103 years of age. She enjoys a pension of CO francs a month, allowed her by the French Government in con sideration of her late husband's mili tary services. More centenarians exist in the southwestern departments than in the rest of the republic, while the basin of the Garonne—from the Pyr enees to the Puy do Dome—contains as many as all the rest ot France put /Ogether. Mr. Lavasseur finds that the chances of a person in this century reaching 100 years of age are one in 18,800.— Nature. ,— +-++ ■ —It is not the duty of the educator to fill the mind of his pupil with 'hat ho believes to be truths, but to train the intellect for the appreh3n«ion and reception of truth. Many who assume this responsible office act the very re verse of this. They devote themselves earnestly to the task of filling the minds of the young with prejudices which they strive to make ineradicable. "Give me a child until he is ten," say some religionists, "and we have no fear of his being proselyted to another faith." Who can estimate the amount of mischief that has resulted from the MtahHohine of this boast? The latest cure for rheumatism, ac jording to a Georgia doctor, is to pur chase a Mexican hairless dog and make the animal sleep so that the feet of the 3ufferer can touch the dog's body. —For several days the church clock at Harpendon, England, refused to work. On an inspection being made it was found that a swarm of bees had tak^u up their abode in the machinery. —And old lady aged one hundred an/3 sixteen years recently died near Cam pos, (Rio de Janerio, leaving 9 children, 10G 'grandchildren, 800 great-grand children, and 100 great-great-grand children, making a total of 518. —If you can contrive surreptitiously to place pieces of India rubber beneath the feet of your neighbors piano on the upper floor you will spoil half the j performers enjoyment, but add years 'to your own.'— Boston Commonwealth. r . . i - ■'-.-- :-:■■->.*-.*■ FATTENING* SWINE. Food* Adapted to the Requirements of a Hogs Vital Functions. As food is the basis of the life and growth of an animal it follows that for i healthful life and growth the food ■ should be completely adapted to the re- I quircments of the vital functions of the ! animal. If the food is not sufficient to provide for all its necessities or is in j excess of its necessities the animal j will be defective in some vital part op j will bo unduly taxed to get rid of the ex© «, which will bo a source of in jury. The science of feeding is based 1 upon this simple law and upon the maintenance of the proper balance be tween food and growth. Within cer tain limits this balance ir.ay be strained for a time and animals will assimilate. la certain excess of food which is stored up in the form of fat in the tissues ilia a resource in times of scarcity when food can not be obtained in suffi cient quantity. But this excess must not be carried beyond a safe point, or disease is produced and the animal re fuses to eat any more, because the di gestive organs become clogged and par alyzed. And on the other hand there may be a certain scarcity of food for a time, during which the stored up re serve may be drown upon and used to maintain vitality, but, as in the other case, this can not be prolonged beyond a certain point, or the vital functions cease for want- of support. But this latter alternative is always injurious and un profitable, because a large quantity of food is required to replace the loss of tissue and bring the animal back to the condition it was in when the starving process began. Hence it is a maxim among feeders of live stock that ani mals of all kinds should be kept grow ing constantly and no drawback per mitted in their condition, but the full-' est feeding should be supplied consist ent with a perfectly healthful and vig orous growth. An animal consists of bone, flesh and fat, and certain vital organs which con sist of glandular tissue and membranes. Flesh is made up of a large proportion (1G per cent.) of nitrogen. Fat is made up chiefly of carbon or compound of it with water. Food consists of similar elements, but seme foods are rich in nitrogen and sonic are *ich in carbon. It is a well-known fact n the practice of feeding animals thai foods rich in carbon will not produce flesh, while foods rich in nitrogen will; also, that the principal vital organs contain a. good deal of nitrogen, and for their full development and jha consequent full vitality of an animal, foods rich in ni trogen must bo supplied in sufficient quantity. A young growing animal fed upon starch will soon die, but a full grown animal fed upon starch up to a certain point will become very fat. It is a matter of economy under present conditions that young animals should i be fed as quickly as possible and made ::s heavy as possible in the shortest time. Hence it is that in feeding ani mals, especially swine, mistakes may easily bo made in the choice of food, and such food as will not preserve the healthful balance may be used in the effort to force a rapid and great advance in the fattening process. Corn is the principal food used for ' fattening swim:. It is also used to too great an excess for general feeding. Consequently there is a generally de fective constitution as a result of un healthful feeding where this system prevails, and the prevalent hog cholera is a proof of the error made in the ex cessive use of this too carbonaceous food. Some of the experiment stations have been giving attention to ths sub | ject. and have shown some remarkable I results. The method of feeding adopted hns been to supply such a proportion of nitrogenous food with the corn as would render the feeding fully nutritous and heathful. Tho effects of such feeding were that the growth of bone was larger, the vital organs—the heart, lungs, liver and spleen—were heavier and more vigorous; while, as might be expected from this better development of these organs, the carcass was heavier and the proportion of lean meat to fat was larger than on exclusive, corn-feeding. It may be sufficient only to point out these facts mentioned to lead feeders of swino to make use of such nitrogenous foods as bran, milk, and linseed cake meal, along with corn, so as to avoid disease and to secure more and better meat, greater profit in fee ling, and exemption from losses by disease.— N. Y. Times. Warming Water for Stock. Upon one phase of warming water 1 can sj)eak positively. During cold days the amount of cold water drank will be greatly restricted. A set of steers fed at the Missouri Agricultural College under my care drank more water when sheltered than a set of equal weight did in the open air. It will not be necessary to emphasize this point by details, as it is obvious. Again, at New Hampshire. I gave to cows varying amounts of wa ter, and found, as would be expected, that a limited amount of water reduced the yield of milk and condition of cow, although tho loss of butter was not equal to the loss of milk. These facts, too, would bo expected. The more in teresting fact was observed that when I limited the water given, the cow 3at mice as sharply limited themselves in food consumption. I took the weight of every factor concerned. Now we have the interesting and certain truth that a limitation of water consumption is a limitation of food consumption, which results in limited growth. We may fairly assume that whatever influence restricts the normal amount of water diUnk, influences food consumption and growth. - —Oyster Macaroni.—Boil macaroni In a cloth in keep it straight; put a lay er in j\ ■..■swing dish; season with salt, peppev anil butter; then put in a layer if oysters, and so on until the dish is fu 1. Mix grated bread with a beaten ~Sg- Spread over the top and bake. —Barberries make an exceedingly pretty garnish, and may be very easily preserved ;-ir this use, as they need only co bo p'.act 1 in a jar with brine to keep indeiinitel/. Green grapes, picked while the skins and pulp are still ten der, may be pickled in the same way, and have a piquant flavor that suggests olivet. '-_.',• AN IMMUTABLE LAW. The I■iircmltlliii Competition Which I* at Work Wherever We Mny (it.. The man who fears to go into an en terprise on account of competition is not made of that sort of stuff which leads to marked success. Whether recognized or not. thoro is no living except under tho most unremitting competition. Whether millionaire or pauper, old business man or the one of now enterprises, competition in some of its forms is ever at work, and he who would escape competition must escape from life. This is well illus trated by Kinsley's "Do-as-you-lrke race.' 1 a race who were provided for by the* droppings from trees. With nothing to do, the race degenerated below the apes, and finally ceased to exist-simply because they had nothing to do. Competition means strife, antagon ism: in short, war. It exists both in the natural world and the business world. Sir William Grove, in a lecture delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on "antagonism,"" says that "it is a necessity of existence, and df the organism of the universe, so far as we understand it; that motion and life can not go on without it;, that it is not a mere casual adjunct of nature, but that without it there would be no nature, at all events as we conceive it; that it is inevitably associated with un organized matter, with organized mat ter, and with sentient beings." This is a very broad definition, but it is un qualifiedly true. As an example of an tagonism in nature, the lecturer speaks first of pulling forces between the planet?. If the one pulling force is not counterbalanced by the other, then the one body falls into the other; is, in fact, wiped out by competition. In the sub stance of the earth force and resistance are constantly at work; nothing is at rest, and every atom seems to be com peting with its neighbor. When we come to organic life we find the law of competition still more plainly to be seen; every blade of grass, every plant, is fighting with >'s neighbor for the means of living. It is Darwin's "strug gle for existence," and this very struggle is necessary to the life of the vegetable world. In animal life the struggle or competition is sl-ill plainer to the view. The naturalist no longer talks of "peaceful nature," for he knows there is no such thing, but na ture is a scene of incessant warfare. Birds in their little nests do not agree, but the stoutest push the weaker ones out. Coming to man, we find the same competition, the same struggle for ex istence. In the most barbaric races those who can not stand the competition, who can no longer take care of them selves, are killed to get them out ol the way. In civilized society, however, while there is no change in the war fare going on, the victims are some what better treated. Instead of being killed by the victorious competitors. these latter pass around the hat, so tr speak, to provide the necessaries of life for those who have been conquered. This, we suppose, is what may be called the amenities of life. Advancing from the individual tc communities, the same warfare is ill , work. Community is against commu . nity, town against town, city against : city, nation against nation. In the ; moral world the same forces are at work. From the law of competition there is no escape, and it is a good thin? for the woll-bein;j of alL — Stoves and Hardware. DOGS AND THEIR WAYS. j Little Peculiarities of the .Newfoundland 11:1.1 St. Bernard Breeds. "Give us an article on dogs," writes a correspondent. A dog collar is an article on dogs: so is a flea; which will you have? The dog is called the friend of man, and it is true that he is frequently seen running after him, particularly when the man is a trespasser or the dog is mad. There are many kinds of dogs. J The Newfoundland dog seems born with an instinct for saving children from drowning. It will hang around a mill-pond for days at a time watch ing for an opportunity to win a medal from the Humane Society. If no such opportunity occurs it becomes very melancholy and seems impelled to ask if life is worth living. A friend of ours imported a New foundland dog to look out for his chil dren, as his residence was near a pond of water. Every few days the faithful animal would come bounding towards the house, dragging a dripping child by his teeth, that he had saved from a watery grave. Then the dog -would be petted by the family, and feasted and made much of. Yet it didn't seem to make him proud. He looked as calm and indifferent as if saving a child from drowning was one of the most ordinary events of his life scarcely worth speaking of—nothing at all, in fact, to what he had done in tho old country, where he had often rescued two or three whole families before breakfast. But this thing of bringing home drenched children got to be rather too frequent not to excite suspicion, and a watch was set on the devoted friend of man and children. It was discovered that ho had a habit of pushing a child into the water, when a favorable op portunity offered, and then plunging in with ostentatious zeal to rescue it. The Newfoundland dog was promptly discharged, without a'recommendation. Tho St. Bernard dog is a hotel run nor for a hostelrie wav up among the Alps. He finds travelers who arc floundering around in the snow toe bewildered to remember what hotel i their cook's ticket directs them to put up at, and runs them into tho St. Bernard, conducted oa the European plan, — Texas Sifting*. —People are much happier for the full exercise of their powers in a regu lar and methodical manner. Economy, thrift and beauty can be commanded by persistent, patient effort and cleanli ness, ai-d health and happiness be the result.— Mrs. M. J. Gorton. —There is a difference between en ergy, force and vigor. Energy ia con nected with the idea of acting, force with that of capability, and vigor with that of health. Energy lies only in, the mind, while force and vigor are the property of -1 either body or mind.— Hurl ford Religious Herald. REALLY GOOD MANNERS. " r..«> Co:uUt In Makln? Happier Penan* Whom You May Meet. It has been the fashion to assume a strong ihdifforonco toward strangers, even if one does not feel it. and not only toward strangers to this mani fested, but toward those who are asso ciated together in business, and the ones whom one meets every day. It ia not necessary for two people to fall upon each other's neck every time that they meet in order to be civil, but in the short life that we live here why not give and receive all the good that wo can. Strangers upon settling in a new place feel this stony and hard ex terior, and when the cheery-faced, really Christian man or woman is met with, what a blessing, and how one loves to remember the meeting and the kindly look. It is like a perfect June day, or the bursting out of the sun after days of cloud and storm. A woman who was assistant in a large school, one day said to the prin cipal, who was a man, that the manners of the boys in the school were not such as they should be. The man, who was very dark naturally, turned a good deal darker and lost his -temper. Then he burst out into a tirade against man ners. He said that he did not believe in any such thing (all of the tim.i growing blacker) and finally brought his foot down on the platform with a great jar, saying: "Some of the great est rogues that ever lived had the most polished manners." That seems to be a poor reason, or no reason at all, why we should not cultivate pleasing and kindly manners toward each other. N-»t that the books on etiquette should bo swallowed whole—for more than one of them has unreasonable and silly —but there is a manner that is respectful, kind and right, and it is born of the kind, true heart every time. Its name is politeness. A young girl was going from her home in Connecticut to a school in Massachusetts, a distance of one hun dred miles, and was obliged to go alone. She waited a weary time in Boston and finally took her train on the Old Colony road, every face being a strange one. After a few miles' travel she noticed that an old gentleman was regarding her, and his very kindly look reassured her. After awhile he came to her and »*ked her if she was traveling alone, and upon being told that she was ho sat in the seat in front of her and talked very kindly and pleasantly, and before she loft the car he gave her his card and attended her to the door'of the car and carried her sachel. Upon looking at the card she found that the old gentleman was Presiding Elder Ela, and his "Peace be with you," a* he left her, was a benediction that can never be forgotten. It was a very exacting waitress who, when Bant to wait upon a guest at a hotel, hesitated and said that she did not like to wait upon him because she had never been introduced. That seemed tjuite far-fetched, but it is a-< consistent a3 the stony manners of th ; woald-ba lofty minded people whom we A young woman, went to roaide in it city where she wag a total stranger, and in taking a morning walk always met a man who bowed and said, "Good morning." The first morning she con « hided he had mistaken her for some acquaintance, but as ho continued to greet her each morning in the same respectful manner, she knew that it must bo his practice to so salute '(.ua ■people whom he mot. Upon attending one of the churches there she discov ered that it was the. minister of the church, a highly educated man, who had traveled much abroad, and was eminent in his profession.— Springfield (Muss.) Union. -—■ *» • «• WINNING FRIENDS. * ' The Value of Association With Able, ITon •»st anil Energetic Men. It is bad policy to be haughty, repel lant, unsocial. The most resolute and determined aspirant to wealth or po sition may stumble as he climbs, and if no one stretches out a finger to save him, may roll headloag to a depth far below the point from which he started. "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," was the old law in Judea. A lift for a lift is the business rule of to day; and if sometimes broken by the. ungrateful when there is most need of its observance, it certainly works, bet tor than toa principle that a man should care utterly for himself, neither giving nor receiving assistance. Bat it is not from prudential motive* merely that tho energetic and persever ing assist each other. All men of vigorous minds and elastic tempera- ments sympathize with effort. They honor the individual who has fought gallantly tho battle of life, though re verses may have overtaken him; they recognize him as a kindred spirit, though he lies on his back; they are willing to give him a "boost," because they feel that ho needs but a new foot hold to assure his ultimate success. These are among the reasons why men who are true to themselves, are almost invariably true to each other, and why their friendship and sympathy mean. something more than words. L3t no one, whatever his talents, his opportunities or his confidence in his own powers, despise the alliance of such men. No human being ever was or will be capable of achieving eminence m the business world without at least the indirect help of others. Therolure» ;et all young men who are entering T business life labor in a manly and just way to make friends—and of the right sort.— X. Y. Ledger. —He (at a New Jersey race course) -« Several of the horses in this roc* havebaaas-jnitchad."- She—"Well I lon t woider; I was never so nearly eaten u;> >mj iife."_y. y, Sun * _ -It is not until a man becomes rich inmoney-and mean for the sake of getting money riches-that he finds out how httle comfort and pleasure and how few real friends money will bring him.— N. O. Picayune, \; r Z . -H you have a note outstanding, dis count it . y If yo « have a bad habit that absorbs moral or physical energy, dis count it. When a politician makes the statement that hi. party has a monopoly of , all wise ; principles, discount It- i Western Plowman.