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GENERAL DIRECTORY. SCOTI, AT NECK. Mayor W. H. Shields. Commissioners Noah Biggs, M. Hofl man, K. M. Johnson, K. Allsbrook. first Monday in each month .'at 4 unn, VV . AlexTTnaer. D. D., Pasu at 12 oclc-ckt on DarA,ay ay at 11 o'clock, I A. I e every vi eanestaav hool onbaDDatn mtrn- t Eld. Andrew Mbore, es every tmrd catiirday Irning tev. u. vy . xyra, jc. astor. t IT T .. 3 Tl A fclock. P. M. on the second lays. Sunday Schiool on lev. H. G. Hilton, Rector. 1, Re .first, second and third P clock, A. m. bunday ibath morning. Jible class on Thursday idence of Mr. P. J. bmith. j - TvmA rcu,; vns V i wartr coonnn iinnn.vi M.vad7,P. M. Sun hnthnnin nir ath morning. and Probatel rorv. Simmons. cGrizzard. C Clark. ahn Ponton. La on res- Dr. W. Tt. eet, and rd Monday Monday in id November. DRUGGISTS NPerry. i YAlso 1 PULPIT ELOaUENOE. BY AMELIA B. WXLBY. The day was declining: the breeze in its glee . . Had left the (air blossoms td sing on the sea, - : As the sun in its gorgeousness, radiant t and still,- Dropped down like a gem from the brow of the hill; One tremulous star in the glory of June Came out with a smile and sat by the moon. As she graced her blue throne with the pride of a queen The smiles of her loveliness gladdening the seen. The scene was enchanting! in distance Naway Rolled the foam crested waves of th Chesr apeake bay. While bathed in the moon-light the vil lage was seen. With the church in the distance that stood on the screen. The soft sloping meadows lay brightly unrolled, With their mantles of verdure and blos soms of gold. And the earth in her beauty forgetting to sneve Lay asleep in her bloom on the bosom of eve. A light-hearted child, I had wandered awav From the spot where my footsteps had gamboled all day: And as free as a bird was the sons of mv soul As I heard the wild waters exultingly roll. While, lightening my heart as I sported alone With bursts of low laughter and snatches of song, I struck in the pathway naif worn o'er the sod By the feet that went up to the worship Of God. As I traced the green windings a murmer oi prayer, With the hymn of the worshippers rose on the air, And drawn by the links of its sweStuess along. I stood, unobserved, in the midst of the throng: . For a while my young spirit still wander about With the birds and the winds still sing ing without. But birds, waves and zephyrs were quick ly lorgot In one angel-like being that brightened I inesPl- I In stature, maiestic. apart from the throng, He stood inllis beauty, the theme of my song! His cheek pale with fervor the blue orbs above Lit up with the splendors of. youth and 01 love; Yet the heart glowing raptures that beam ed from those eyes, Seemed saddened by sorrows and chast ened by sighs, As if the young heart in its bloom had grown cold With its love unrequited, its sorrows un told. Such language as his may I never recall, Bat his theme was salvation, salvation And the souls of 4 thousand in ecstacy to all; - uung . ; i 1 .. I un tne mrjjta-iike . sweetness that drop, IT ",93 lOB?r -1 Z.: me ea? "wu-4 Enforced w,th each gesture, it sank to the s-jui. w Iill it seemed that an angel had bright-hf . VUVU ."V - - .. . And "brought to each bosom a from God. -ened tne sou . - maaoorfa Heinnte of the Savior, what nictures he L-r drew! , 'flThk aomrt nfhis snffennfira rose clear on - The crosilhTrude cross wherehe suffer- ed and died, The gush of bright crimson that flpwed The cup of his sorrow, the wormwood and 1 11H UttliwIlCSa LUlib UIOUUCU bUQ vAi UI Aiav a Mil, The garland' of thorns, and the demon- ime crews, wno knelt as tney sconea nun- nau Jung 01 tne oews i- 1 (CONCLUDED IN NEXT. ... 1) rathionable and Unfashionable Faith, Hope and Charity. MONOTHEISM, POLYTHEISM, MAMMON, SECULARISM, POSITIYEISM, HER ESY, ORTHODOXY, NIHILISM, SPIRITUALISM, AND PE CULIAR PEOPLE. From 'Boston Sun. .London, Sept3. There must be something either very childlike and n;,k.ni. invahlA and sweet, l. i jf! : An in anv nne ' I H UOt ueuiuxo impuu, "-"J - atartlina or stranle . u j AnMont irr n isiiu u . B o ... saoce or tne ram pui u nron rpurifiiia in iaiuiiuu au vuta of acres of pious tracts jui pndleas lands of promise overnowmg the milk and honevof new and thriv ?ne mi lT Hriwk,B" lnMoa O .D.!1"Ur vorv seasonings commence would be IIei? -a w the nouuxiuuiv w ... secularists ana positively, w "T fo,.tina oti Monotheism ana poi theism have as many various ad canned foods or mixed . Tr.""- irh n an nf wood" tn laifi Mlttll noil's Misw Blanc said they all were. it would be no stretch of imagi nation to say that on each Sunday in London ten thousand self-created oricles are loud, if they do not 'burn the soul,' and that ten., thousand tongues in diverse theology rend in twain the temple of true Christian thought, hope, faith and charity. At this moment - all England is stirred up by this subject, and the mad passions af a simulated if not a saintly, sanctity is upon us. The sit tings still going on, of the Ecclesi astical Courts Commission have not helped, but rather hindered, the even tenor of our way, and we find our selves in a sort of theological topsy turvey . state bordering on " that " " BEWILDERMENT ' which characterised Mr. Dick in his memorial to King Charles II. Per, haps all this tends to prove the many mansions in that kingdom we are all striving - to reach. However, and apart from any predisposition toward dogmatic polemics, I must say that London just now presents a marvel ous picture of a so-called Christian metropolis. Go where you will, you are met by a 'preacher' that most undefined good man. Talk on what you will, the subject of sects that narrowest of terms to a man and a brother comes up. A young lady at 4 o'clock tea, in a mathematical enigma of crochet work, will attack you on 'consubstan tation' as cheerfully as if it were scandal. A fashionable mamma, with grown up boys who seem never to stop growing, will dispute the or irn of the Ten Commandments and espouse the forgeries of Mr. Shapfr ra's leather-and-last impossible ren dition of Deutreonomy ! What Walt. Whitman calls 'the religion of the United States, and James Parton considers as his own, will be our fu turd theology here. It tells : it pays. tioa to generation until after the de And what I? all this mixture ? Utruction of Jerusalem, when it was Is it polemical progress ? Is it all these? That London shotha expe-1 rience all this diversity is not strange if we are to accept Dr, Dolinger as a prophet. He saidand so has the greatest of England's dmnes saia the same thing 'that the Utmrcn oi 1?tlAn At A tf vnanf tHa -ravin era rvf r - unristianicy m L.onaon ; mau it theehurch only of f fragment of the naln rthat it was a church for the fashionable, the rich, the cultivated and the fine people, and that it taught with a gentle phraseology and lisp- ingness the religion of deportment, of gentility, of clerical reserve, and, in its stiff and narrow organization and all want of elasticity, it feels in London powerless against the mass- es. It lacks the healthy, robust attract- iveness experienced in America or even in the British colonies, for the reason that it is burdened by a pe - culiar British patronage mostly inwii6j' I refused them, or any com 1 t 1 J A H s-4 nanus 01 a cnque aristocracy xi i ui vested of the democracy of America, Iu London your church and your rule Qf Hf Xen commandments and 1 , f 'i 1. 1 j i : I your worss 01 iauu nope uu uau- 1 ty are governea Dy me ueu iuuuuc, vou iive in Belgravia. I Tfvnn wonld be fashionable in 1 T foif h ttmi mnar atnnv I J the West End bulletins that are pe- I riodicallv issued to suit the consi- ence of upper-tendom. One season I l... v.. T..Afa 4V.. fh Timoo' vuu uavc tuc miviB ii - that tell f&fchS gravia that what the Dean oi Unes- ter issued for his season h out of winfthnater sava something on sea- sonable sacrimental workings wnicn . 11 the Rev. Blericson says is all wrong for the time. And the Bishop of Ely I declares one and tne otner in error, .hilft n Arnold savs he alone is authority. Occasionally a sort of general crisis sets io, and over go all ineir autuorines, lasmuunuic tashionaDie, and uardinai juannuig gives his views of the world s wicted wavs and "the pernicious iasnions 01 Paris" included ! Verily in the midst of all this it is hard to be a Christian ! It is easy to take up your cross, but how and whom to follow? bt your wokks you uaiu j KNOWN. Were we to take the 150,000 Jews who have regained their local habita tion and name here, and put them be side 150,000 of the best Christians, comparing tnem m weir wo, should not hold our neaas very mgn I inAaoA wa tniorhf. lowfir them, i I as I .1 ; r . T i Qnma mora am now rRHium? in uuu don 160.000 Jews, orthodox and un- l , .U finmo Bf aHaHo.a av there ,'th Tn llturatnre. i www w VMw - science, commerce, financial, mer .ithLh.;. ir.ww .wIaf. temnmnce. I . . - morality, and an honest practice oi (. thev excilanv 150.- How can I do justice of nearly five millions of her Majes- tvs loval snbiects. I have been col- I." .. - - - . r "r,1. " - nec, anu ae results wimb tuau vuuu.iu uc above. When we consider what "-.irils.i, ;f vv hi iw Uiuuemo Mwi-uj - You seldom so seldom that one might say never hear of a drunken Jew, a thievish Jew, a suicidal Jew or a pauper Jew. Not for years has there been ten Jews at one time in an English prison. Never does a Jew appear in the divorce court. Never does a Jew abandon his wife or family. Not in half a century has there been a convict Jewess out of their great number in this seductive city. The schools, their chariiies, their cohesion and co-operation would make a thoroughly good United States in the sense of oneness, I have seen 4,000 children at one of these free schools, and I doubt if more quick-witted and more zealous scholars are in all Christendom. With a unanimity of voice perfectly harmonious they all pronounced. their creed of 13 articles, which I need not here repeat, though I should like to do so for the benefit of some of our scribes. London Jews are composed of three distinct communities : The Reformed, the Ashkenaism, or Polish German Jews, and the Sephardin, or Portugese and Spanish Jews. The Sephardin are of the oldest Jews in London. They boast of a long and proud lineage, and rath 3r look down socially on all other Jews. But it is a mild sort of looking down that a Christian would call "putting on airsl" Their religious services, though different in detail, differs in nothing of faith with that of the Ash kenaism. The Pentateuch, the To rah, is their common ground of be lief. I will not stop here to enter upon the two laws given to Moses on Mount Sinai, the one written and the other the unwritten, though this would be of interest just now, when continental Europe is importing the subject as a subterfuge for practices called "Jew-baiting," that no Chris tian can justify. The law, transmit ted by word of mouth from genera- then written, is in itself, by this event alone, a marvel for our minds. jxo a scholarly Jew the history of this Mishua must be of wonderful inters est prom ww little I have studied Qf jt j see jn jt one or the miracles of min(j. Taken togewer with the I r j i. a mi ji 4.1 maraanmue wo laimuus, luere is no such marvelous mentality. Here j mUgt panse, for I have overstepped the example of good works and of the London Jews. I will by-and-by say more.-. 4 '. ; -' v.- . -:j .' - . ' r : MONOTHEISTS. When I ' was a vounger scribe a wood Virginia gentleman named Dr, J Valden asked me to look over some m SS. he had compiled on Monothe ism.", ! jd 8o and prearranged them I for Dublication.' 'He was then a resi (ient anj i&rse owner of land in St. pttlll . Minn. For mv compensation J ne offered me some lots in St. Paul f.na then were near "the woodlands I . - 1 pensation, and to-day tney are tne fashionable quarter of the citv that i-asts being like old Rome, for all roada. certainly railroads, lead to it. 1- ' . . . . . "Millions in it," but not one cent itne boot The Monotheists of London teach Lp I . , , i 1 f ,1 "Vi- ui ucav&u uuu ut."vwu r sn Jniffprent are the congregations ,. thAV w;ii not be satisfied with tnis simplicity of an undivided Deity. -. r . .. . i - i i nrT- wftnt someLuinsr mure. auu inveterate Oliver Twists in this reSpect. It is this wanting of 'some- thing more that is the rock on which ti,- -rtir f onmothino- loss The Monotheists number fully 60.900 I in London, and I do not include what are unkindly called the "Aggressive Unitarians whom a journalist lately ,-i o Afnfheiat. airlpshnw of their own.' s I am glad to see this journalist has had to do penance for this fling at a reany respecsaoie por tion of London's religious sects. t polytheists. j tremble at their name, tor it is I legion tenfold! For the moment wili mereiv mention a few of them j ana tneir titles, while on a future day t mav describe them in detail. To j begin with, .there are the Christadel- nhians. the Peculiar People, the an- Idemamas' the Southcottians, the romnhPllitAs. the Proerress Puluiters - shining Light Secularists, the - 1 Moravians, the Swedenborgians, the irvingites, the Apostolicals and the irregUlarsl They are all re aay Tn serve the truth, where'er 'tis louna I On Christian or on heathen ground "v; 7. ma tn hTAar thorn. for in this age -man is a liar and the - i X' ell utj iu uwu w I . I truth is not in him more and more I said to me. Some of these enumera- - . . - ted mansions in tne Kingdom are iry- iner to one's descriptive powers. i I VTT1. - A 4- U nlinll T OOTf tfT in A TlfW wuat ou emu bu. -j ble armv of Christadelphians or the to the Shining De"f the dark-lantern Ranters? How can u 1 .1 A. Ina,a r thArtlUPlVPS. HUT .AoA a rounded by a Salvation Army and I . 7i.i.-:-; 1 a London uity mission, wuu uumi lT.at vearthesevidettes"visitea j v-.- nnn -m i 000 sick persons and presented 78, 000 Bibles. They conducted 7,482 street preaching performances, and took 3.804 to the Lord's SuDDer. hey recruited 427 backsliders or de serters, and made 1,822 drunkaids ake to chocolate solos. They male 247 heathen shopkeepers close their establishments on the Sabbath, and took 11,284 ragged children to Sun day schools. And vet we have 128,000 street arabs, who persist in hootin :t 486 respectable old Bible women who trot ail over London crying like one mil- ion in the wilderness. And yet but ast Sunday the Koran was openly preached in South Belgravia to a sf- ent five hundred, and yet t hire are ,000 worshipping Buddhists in Lon don, to say nothing of those at the University of Oxford. ' Verily, Mr. Buckle, you are right. Good people really do vry little good." L A THEISME ET LE PERIL SOCIAL. It is a terribly suggestive subject in the midst of this "progressive" age to dwell on the open and avowed atheism of London. Every Sunday in this city and why Sunday for them I cannot divine some 3,400 atheists assemble at different places and imbibe and exhale their peculiar conceits. Fully fifty such meetings are held in various parts of England, and it is worthy of note that where "Freethinkers" do most congregate there are "strikes," jail-birds and most immorality in great abundancei ancashire and 1 or k shire are the fa- voied homes of the atheists, but New castle, Glasgow and Northampton carry on the palm in the great num bers of zealous adherants of Mr. Brad- augh. From 1,000 to 1,700 ;eet on each occasion in these places, and in hideous blasphemy predict the down- all of Church, State and society. Frequently one subject is on the tapis of debate for a week continuously. particularly it it touches social degra dation and moral ruin. The lustful aughter associated with predictions imperiling society is beyond descrip tion. Tom Paine, Geo. Combe, Vol ney, Mazzini, Congiere, Stuart Mill, Bob Ingersoll and Bradlaugh are wor- hiped with a zeal worthy of French fanatics. The vilest books and pamphlets are subscribed to, and, in some cases, an atheist s volume. U racy of the secularist's soil, will run through an edition of 180,000 copies in three months. I can cite four in stances of this of my own knowledge And what shall I say of the leading press of England.as well as the Prime Minister, in relation to this atheism." The Dooular educator, the leader of thought, is the press. The rail Man Gazette has on more than one occa sion advocated the "temporal teach ing" of the rising generation as supe- to any "spiritual advantage. The Saturday Review, owned and in spired by Mr. Berestord Hope, M. P., L. D., and a lay pillar ot tne estao- ishment. holds similar views, only cloaked in better philosophical acu man. It has said. "Religious views undoubtedly hinder the spread of ed nf.fttion." As a close reader of the London Times, Telegraph, Echo, Weekly Dispatch, and many of the quarterlies, I am constantly brought in contact with a series 01 set senten ces that mean absolute atheism Looking at the serials and volumes issued by certain great puDiisnmg houses, I daily detect tho insidious and snbtle infiltration of atheism in all of them. And yet good American Episcopalians, Methodists, rresoyte rians and Roman Catholics patronise with their liberal purse this poison and allow the wholesome food of their own publications to become mildewed and unpaid for. iue Diowing 01 uut to-dav and cold tomorrow in these nthPiut.lC. (laVS Will HUL UU. c muu ... , -11 l. J WT m.af stand true and firm in Christian pun tv. We must put our laces against the imported or tne piratea poison m print. A Nemesis will surely come after such publisners, ana sit up ,ou high on any nation encouraging them. Such black reading begets red revolution, and revives the rutu less tastes of that sad Renaissance ol a bastard age of Liberty, "Defamed by every cnanatan, And soiled with all ignoble use.' MONT. ADVICE TO YOTH. iv vt noTTRTJT ADDRESS BY M. REN AN ON THE VALUE OF LIFE. Knhioined are some of the more atriirincy nassases from an address made by M. Renan to the pupils o the Lycee Louis-ie-Urranue w xw f yn aider tne me neiui" J"1 aa matter serious aud full; of responsi bilities. But is that a reason to re- a loan favored bv'fate than vnnr nredecessorsf Quite j r- , - t.t trarv vounfiT DeOPlC rlid those malconteni, ui nmnhot anpaks : ' 'Our fat aatan aonr grapes, and drens' teeth are set on lot is fair, and 1 see a tj sons to envy it, not you are young, and b the entry upon namely, existenci what we never know what: we you will possei ' a political proi a -m . . m m 1 Wl eo if V mr hesitate, because the facts hnv yet pronounced themselva -ifi, ficient clearness. "j Your years forbid vou to h ,.oJ tious. Nobody is fearful of life wheJ uc is uegmningjt. A kind of hltnH.H riQco oVniA.11 a . -v. o.uiuuj arrangea Dy nature i picscuta existence to you as a tempt-? ing booty which you burn to Pi J upon. Wiser men than vou will ww4 l-rkl OlTllinei 4 1. 111 : 1 i . TJ j w .&(Uiai, nur liiustuu wnicn unuer-J ues your youtnrul erdor. They wil tell you of disappointments ; thev wil say that existence does hot keep its! promises, and that if peoole onlvt "um it was mev COOK in imiH 1 they would not have the naif empress raents of your age. But I declare tj you that it is not my sentiment. K have traversed this life, which ooeni before you like an unknown nnd ltless land. I expect to encounter nothing much more in it of the novi el ; its termination, which seems tA you mdenniteiy far off, is very nea iur lue, weii, with my hand on my heart Bay tuat 1 have found this lift. which it is the fashion to culminate good, and well worthhy the apoetit wnicn youth shows for it. Theond real mistake of which you are guilty about it is to believe it long. No, il is short, very short ; but even thus t assure you it is well to have existed. ana tne nrst duty of man toward that infinitude from which he emerges is to be grateful. The genorous rash-t ness which makes you enter, without a shadow of arrier-pense upon a cai reer, at the close of which so many enlightened folks aver they hav found nothing save disgust, is really i i i . .. ... wiy jjimusupuii; a iter its Kina. i borward, therefore, with gooi hearts ; suppress nothing of your a dor ; that spirit which, providential spread throughout the bosom of hu manity, is the principle of its motive force, forward, forward ! say 1 ; lose not vour love and passion for livini Speak no evil ot tlie boundless boui. tifulness from which your being emerges, and in the special order of individnal fortunes bless the happy ot which has bestowed on you a gen erous country, devoted teachers, kind relations, and- conditions of develop ment in wnich yon have no longer to strive against tlie old barbarism. I The joyous intoxication, then. which springs from the new wine of ue, and which renders you deaf to the weak complaints of the feeble- hearted, is legitimate. Do not be ashamed -to abandon yourselves to its influences ! You will find exist ence lull of sweet savor, if you do not expect from it what it cannot give, wnen people complain ot lire it is almost always because thev have asknd impossible things from it. Upon this believe wholly the teachings of the wisest there Is but one foundation for a happy life,! the pursuit, namely, of the good and of the true. You will be well pleas ed with existence if you make fair use of it, and if you abide well pleas- d with yourselves. A noble sen tence is that which says : 'Seek ye first for the kingdom ot heaven, and all the rest shall be added unto voiu .. ; On a simitar occasion to this oi to day, bat forty -three years ago, the il- ustrious M. Joutiry addressed the following stern words to the pupils of the Lycee Charlemage : 'Our du ty to wbim experience has unvei.ed the ultimate truths about the things of this world, "is to announce it to you. The mountain's top of life hides from you us tartherest slope ; of its two-sides you see but one, thjit which you are ascending ; it is ongjit beautiful, fragrant as spring tinie. You are not able, as we are, to cop- template the other fall, with its milT ancholy aspect, its pale sunlight, a jd the icy river flowing at the bottom - Well, my lads, 1 say no to all tliat. It is too mourntul I i he sunlight is never pale, though it i of'teu veiled. Because a man grows old, has he the right to say that the flowers .haye grown the less lovely, and the spring the less radiant ! W hat rubbish f is this, just heaven. Amidst all the flowers (and how sweet and fair the flower world, is 1) only one seems ? to me without charm. It is the sickly. drv. stiff, withered, disagreeably glit tering thing which gardeners wrong ly call the 'immortelle. I do not qall it a flower I prefer the bright rind sweet rose, though it has the defect of fading away all too soon. ' You will behold the twentieth cen tury, young scholars. Ah I co.ifess I envy yoa that other privilege, you will see the unforseen J You ill here what posterity says of us, you will know what there , was of solid nd what of frail in our dreams iBe kind to tion of prizes a man. harmless enough uut tne very last who should Lave been selected, etc., etc. He ave some good advice ; but what feeble ness, what lack of indignation against the times!" Thus, doubtless, will write the conscientious critir ol the twentieth century, and perhaps he will not be wrong ; but do not let him forget to add how glad I was to bo among you ; how your marks of sym pathy went to my heart, and how the touch of vour youth revived aud re joiced me. Ex. A RAILROAD ENGINE MADE IN N-C. OUT AND OUT '?No 28." The new engii.e of the Carolina Central, No. 28. of which ww spoke last week, and which wa liuill. out and out at the Shops at Laurinburg, a a credit to the State as well as to the workmen who built her. Why should we send North for everything requiring " high mechanical skill in construction? This engine demon strates what North Carolina work men can do, and the press ought to make much of it. The reporter of the Charlotte Journal, who has in spected her, thus speaks of the en gine : "with the exception of the brass injectors, 'No, 28' is home made, from the flange that rests on the rail to the smokestack, and a handsomer engine runs on no road in the South. About two years agoCapt. Jas. Magleu mas ter mechanic at the shops in Laurin burg, knowing the need of the com pany for a beav3r engine, set about to make one without employing extra hands or putting new machinery iu the shops, and since tliatr time has been working on the engine olH and on, as he could command time. The. patterns, the most costly and trouble some part of the work, were all made at the Laurinburg shops, and every pound of iron in the engine pti i died at the same place. The engine was completed and taken out uu her trial trip last Monday. "No. 28" is constructed after the most improved pattern, and nan many new appliances not possessed by other engines. She is equipped with a steam gauge stand that by means of a ball in the interior will close the gauge and shut off the steam iu case the pipes are broken by accident. This is an idea of Capt. Maglen's. "No. 28" is also equipped with a nov elty in the way of a headlight, which displays from the sidas her number, in addition to blue or red sigual lights. She is furnished with two of KortnejT's Universal injectors, No. y, that can flood her boiler in the course of four minutes. The engine is paint ed in Black colors. Her tender. trucks a..d frame are all of iron, and she is strong and swift as she is beau tiful. She is a credit to Captain Maglen, her maker, and an honor to the mechanical skill and ability of Southern workmen. She will be run on the Hamlet aud Norfolk through freight. Captain Maglen built her cheaper than she could have been bought. Anson 1 ,mes. A LITTLE TRUE LOVE STORY. Yesterday as trade had quieted down, a clerk in one of the dry goods stores stepped back to the water bucket and as he did so, he observed a couple stowed away in a corner having a Hweet little time all to them selves. She wore a light pink drees and a fed hat, while the young man was rigged in his best Sunday Black, and the apple in his throat was hid den behind an agonizingly high pa- per collar. It took the clerk a long time to drink a glass of water, but he finally went back to the counters, and it was noticed that every clerk in the house began to get thirsty. The bead of the firm finally went back to see what it all meant, and reached tne water bucket just in time to see "George" withdraw his arm Irom around his sweethearts waist, while he licked a kiss from his moustache with his tongue. She had been stick ing him with a pin and after seeing him squirm and wriggle to her heart's content, she gave him the pin with this remark : 'Tick me, George, tick me.' Hucuck err Piggie,' replied her George, 'I love you brio much to stick you. And just at this juncture the cold-hearted merchant stepj. up to submit his estimate for a wedding outfit to them, when Geoige took his love by the hand and sauntered out. ti.oit wun intn a furniture store and got away back where tbey ii-nr.li imp iiPAi. ill 1.H15 when thev repaired IXfaM -T.N. Hill.