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Children’s Column. LITTLE SPEECHES. A LITTLE BOY'S SPEECH. I never spoke before to-day, The smallest boy am I; And, as I’ve nothing much to say, I’ll only say, “Good-bye.” —Teacher’s Institute and Practical Teacher. PRIMER AND SLATE. Primer and slate, primer and slate! — Hurry up, mother! I fear lam late. A, B, C, D, and one, two, three, four, Must be studied, so I can recite them once more. Primer and slate, primer and slate Must be carefully conned, if we hope to be great. A. man can not hope much of a man to be, Sinless, when a boy, he has learned A; B, C. —UncleTheo. In “The Fountain." HOW TO BE HAPPY. Are you almost disgusted With life, little man? I will tell you a wonderful trick That will bring you contentment If anything can— Do something for somebody, quick! Are you awfully tired With play, little girl? Weary, discouraged and sick? I’ll tell you the loveliest Game in the world— Do something for somebody, quick! Though it rains like the rain Os the flood, little man, And the clouds are forbidding and thick, You can make the sun shine In your soul, little man— Do something for somebody, quick! —Cleveland Sun. TWO LITTLE PIGS. One bright summer morning as I was strolling toward the beach on the Island of Mackinac, I saw, a short distance ahead of me, two little pigs, one perfectly white and the other perfectly black, both the same size, trudging along side by side in the same direction as myself, seemingly engaged in earnest conversation. They seemed so out of nlace, and I was so curious to know whither they were bound, that I followed them unobserved. They did not walk aimlessly, but as if they had some special object in view, and some definite destination. I wondered what they would do when they reached the water. I was not long in being an swered. Without a moment’s hesitation, they plunged into the waves, side by side, and swam -out and away toward another island, six miles distant. I stood and watched them until their two little heads looked like balls bobbing up and down, side by side all the time. When I related the incident to the lai dlord, a little later, he looked astonished and annoyed. “Those pigs,” he said, “were to have been served up for dinner today. They were brought here this morning in a boat from that island, six miles away, and we thought we might allow them their freedom for the short time that they had to live, never thinking of their making an attempt to return home. “And did you notice,” he continued, “they chose the point of land nearest the island where they came from, to enter the water? Singular that the little animals should have been so bright! And, furthermore, they weren’t landed there; that makes it more strange.” I, too, left the island that day, and I have WOMAN’S CHRONICLE. never heard whether those brave little pigs ever reached their destination or not. [Harpers Young People. A PRETTY STORY OF A BIRD. In the town of Yonkers, N. Y., there stands a butternut tree, and from the tree a limb reaches out until the branches nearly brqsh the window of a workshop. The leaves are falling now, but last summer when they grew a pretty scene was re vealed among them to the watchful eyes of a boy who stood indoors by the window. Among the leaves was the nest of a ruby throated humming-bird. One day a cloud came quickly up, and there was a heavy shower. When the first drops fell the tiny mother bird took up in her bill a large leaf and placed it upon the nest, which in this way was covered with a rain-proof roof. The boy, examining the leaf, found that there was a hole in it, and that at the rim of the nest was a peg to which the leaf could be fastened. It was clear that the leaf had been found by the bird and kept at the side of the nest to be used in just such emergencies as the rain storm. When the drops had ceased to fall, the mother bird came back to the nest, where she found her snug little home as dry as she wished. In this connection may be repeated one of the best things ever said about humming - birds. Writing about them in a scientific journal, an ob server thus tells of their outward appearance: “The humming-birds are birds when at rest, in sects when in motion.”—[Golden Days. AN AGGRAVATING LITTLE WRETCH. Some of the city stores are constantly annoyed by children coming to the door and asking for cards, empty boxes, and that sort of thing. The clerks are, of course, down on the youngsters, and the warfare never ends. The other day a little girl opened a store door, and sticking her head in, called out: “ Say, mister; have you got any empty boxes?” “No!” said the clerk, not very politely. “ Got any cards?” “ No!” “ Got any almanacs’?” . “No!” “ Got any tilnpt “No!” “ Got any pictures?” “No!” “Got any sense?” “No!—yes!—no!—yes! you miserable little wretch!” And the clerk flew out of the door; but the youngster was in the next alley making faces at him, and he came back madder than he had been since his salary was reduced. Dental Myrrh, A delightful preparation of myrrh, used to ensure Bright, Clean Teeth, Firm and Rosy Gums, and a Sweet Breath. Prepared by BOLLING DRUG CO., LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Sold by Bolling A inadgett at 25c a bottle. i i liutfefciji KNOTT’S RESTAURANT THEATER BUILDING. Ladies will find' the best table service and all the delicacies of tlie season at 1/ NJ fITT ’ Q 219 »uil 221 West Markham Street. rvINV I 1 O, Opposite State House. Carpets, Curtains, ’ Upholstery I New styles and patterns in all the leading makes of Carpets, Curtains, Oil Cloths, and every article carried by a first class carpet house. Your patronage is respectfully solicited. Cole Carpet Company, 210 MAIN STREET. Don’t Smoke, Becouse it isn’t good for your health. But, if MUST and WILL smoke, go to Bendheim’s and get the BEST. DAILY BREAD, TEN CENTS-FOR HALF A DIME. B. H. BENDHEIM, 206 MAIN STREET. FIVE HUNDRED Baby .Carriages I FROM $2.50 TO $4.00, AT Leo Pollock’s Furniture Son, 121 AND 123 MAIN STREET. M. HILGER, Fresh Bread, Buns, Rolls and cakes, etc. DELIVERED AT YOUR DOOR. Send order to 117 West Fifth Street. L. Moser & Co., DEALERS IN Staple and Fancy Groceries. Also T. H. Snider & Co.’s Preserves, Jellies and. Catsup, which are unsurpassed. Telephone 200. [March 3,1888.