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MY LITTLE WIF.
BY HENRY AUSTIN.
She Isn't. very pr ,etty,
So sayIler lady friends;
She's neither wise nor witty
With verbal odds and end..; -
No fleeting freaks of- f hiou 1
Across her fancy run ;
She's never in a passion
Except a telder one.
1I4r1 voice is low and clooingr;n
She listens more than speak-. ;
While othri talk of doingu,
''hie (luty vear she seeks.
It may be hut to burnish
The side-bomi d's setauty plaite,
Or but with bread to fur'ni.h
The beggar at. the gate.
So I, who see vhat. gr1e - s
She sheds 1on lowly life,
To( falshion's fatirest meeos
Prefer my little wife.
And though at her with pity
le cty hiies may sile,
IVho deei her hardly prett I y
And sadly out, of style.
To me she seems a cre:i:ure
So musicilly sweet,
I would not'eh ge one feat tuir
One curve from Crown to feet.
And if I couldibe never
Her lover and her mate,
I think I'd be forever
iMoney is a right goodthn
andc no sensible man wvill turn up
his nose at'it. Money be'ings comn
for't and leisure and Solomon says
ini leisure there is wisdom. A man
who has to be digging away everyj
day for a livinig don't have much
time to read and reflect andl 11 rui
nate. It don't matter whether he'
is a merchant or mechanic or a
farmer or a professionlal man, if he~
works hard all dlay he wants to
. reQst at night.
Monov nrnmatoe iometic tenn..
quility and thAt is the -best- and
biggest thing Iknowo. But inon
ey.ought to be hard t get, so that
its real value may be appreciated
--money has to be rnd to be
priked, If it ,ik inhrtedi drawn
a lttery or w6ol at ,menf
cbanceo ound round in the road
or obtAined by lutky speculations
in stocks or bondA or cotton fu
Lures, it goes at a discount. It is
undervalued and don't stick to a
man long. A fortune gained in a
year rarely sticks to anybody.
Luck is a right good thing when
it follows along with labor and
ho'nesty, but luck by itself is a de
ceiver. "Trust to luck" is the dev
il's maxim. I know a hard work
ing man who was so anxious to
ge t ahead that he stinted his fain
ily and invested part of his earn
ings in the Louisana lottery for
five years and never drew but ten
dollars. Ile told ien he had lost.
five hundred dollars that way, and
every time 1W sah the list publish- 1
C(I of the lucky numbers and read i
about the lucky men who drew ,
theoprizes it fired him up and he I
tried jt "ggAinf. SomUtim'es .1 wi81'
Uncle Julbal ant General Beaure-I
gard wouhl tote fair and publish
u list of them fellows who didn'tI
draw anything, But I reckon ihat
woild he so long :11 occ(lpy so
many colinins in the newspapers;
they coulhin't aford it.
It is just human I know to want!
m1or1e mfloney tl.in we have got, e8
pecially if we are hard run and
il(il on strain. I want llor
umyNself, and if I was to fin]i a hun
(Ired (ldolltrs il the road I coidIn't!
help Iloping that the ()ler woilti
never' fhMiss it, and never (-ll Ifor it.
J*ust like a Ioy who findis a pock- i
et knife anmd feels like it is his, but1
that sort, of money is not as solid
and satisfactorv as3 mnwey we
work for. I know an old preach-i
er who ha(1 ten0 dollars anl his son
had ten (ollars and the yoting man
went down to Atlanta and took
aill the money to 1uy some thiings
and he came aeross-4 a wheel of for
tune afnl saw ai Iellow win ten dol
l ars ju~st as easy, and so he wasA
persuaded t;o try his luck, and1
shore enioughm he won eni (dollars,
and~ it hope ,him uip mightily andl
le tried it again andl won some)
more, and he kept on until he had
fifty dlollars and become a fool, fort
right then his luck changed and
he lost it all and( his tenm (olljars
and his diaddy's teni besides, and
lhe had1( to b)orrlow a (dollr and a'
half' to get home on, and like to
have per1ishedl to (death in the bar
gaini. Well, he belong~ed to thme
chur'ch and they had him up andi
tried him andl he madle a cleant
breast and told how he was over
taken and tempted andmo how lhe'
went on and on until he had nmade
fif'tv dloilars ean. "Anmi Wg-ht
bhere." said the old man, "is whar
John's sin begun. If he' had
stopped right there it woild hfave
been. all right., but likeafool ha
went on and on,.to o g
Wpl,ol1n wasi'n c a dread
fllhnuer after all for he wanted
bhethoiefy to buy something to
please the old folks. But money
:on't come that easy vory often.
[ know a man who has beenI kept
>n a strain for five years working
>ut of his losses on cotton futures.
nometimes luck runs along with a
man frc en years and mori and
Ahat mna., him vain and lie thinks
EIis judgement is infallible and
3uiddenly lie collapses like Seney
Ind Eno Keene. No mioney is
afe except that made by honest
The rewards of labor are mighty
Yoo(d and sure. Ifere I set in my
Liazza: and look over my farm and
see the wheat and the oats all in
i strut and waving so beautiful in
hle breeze and I feel proudI an(i
ser'ene for I sowed that wheat my
elf an I helped to prepare the
and an( it is my wheat and my
)ats and come honestly And wasn't
ide out of someho ly else. aid it
1003 me good to Cut A fIew choice
icads and bunch 'em and take 'em
o town and show the 1olks what
can 0do. It beats mon miade
y luck all to piece4, aind so does
valking in lily gadei nl (ig
)iug the potatoes I planted anld
vorkiglv them ever -Fo iice adi(
iing0110 th Iem1 inl the house18 to
how to my wife au 1 hear her say,
'they ale very fine." She never
avs much1011 on that line, she don't,
)ut a little goes a1 great way witl
no. She never inuilges in rapt
.1re, 0h 1 nee0 uses aijectives to
liy excess-, such as lovely, eXq u i
.ite, splen-lid and the like, but I
<now what she thinks about any
-hing just s1 well as if she li(d.
['m- going to get her a mess of
easphcrries to-dafy, the first of the
41ao8011, ild I'll Surprise har with
em at linier time. She likes that.
Women like these little thiouight
rul attentims-. They are like oi1
en the axeltree, and umakes the ma
:hiniery r'un smnoothi. But then
there oug0ht to be a little money
to mix up with such'l things. Mon
yis a good 1 omestic lubricator
itsel . A man feels more like a
gentleman withI somnie change in]
htis p)ocket, and he oiugh; tto always
have a (lollar' or so just to feel of.
It stiffens him upl and1( keeps him
fr'om feeling like ai vagabondl. Amud
women wanits somec too. W"hen a
pedilamr comes along with tinuware
or a wagon load of' jugs or the
(ypsies come along with laice or
the book agent comles along with
p~ictures, anid besides it is such a
(dignified comtifort to have a little
hid away for thme childireni when
they are just ol ig-ed to h ave 501me
thing to wear and don4 want to
ask papa for the money, fori he is
so hard nn and talks so all
TiOis thekind of money that
goesfor all it is worth0. Money
that comee hayl, money that ijs
earned. Even wornen dea npt
prize money when she has oodles
of it and has every want sulpplied.
Folks must be cramped to be hap
py. They must have something to
stimulate them. Somethiig to pro
voke economy aid industry, and
I'm thankful we've always had
these stimulants at my llouse.
BAsME BALL AS SEEN BY A GnRL.
A girl's notion of the national game
is called off pretty accurately by
the letter of a young city lady to
her girl chum in the country. 'You
must visit me,' she wrote, 'whem
the base ball season opens. There
is so much skill and grace display
ed. The pitcher, I think-but, my!
you never saw a game,J will ex
Wlain it to you. The pithe,-a
(lear little thing'-statuds in the
middle and throws a ball at anoth
or who stan(ds in front-- umn a long
stick in his hand. The thrower
tries to hit his stick, and the other
young inan, who is called the
knoCker, tries to swing the club
that it will be impossilble for the
thrower to hit the stick with the
ball. Somn of the knockers be
Cole very goo(d at this, an( some
of the darlilngs could stand there
and never have their clubs hit, once.
The catcher stands behind the
k inocker, and is jist too brave for
anything. We girls think lie is
the nicest one m every club. f
think the catchers are very cuto
-Fhe New York Ileral( insists
that the )rolose(l repeal of tite
brandy excise tax is a delusion and
a snare. It attempts to reason
witi the farm'er - thus: It is not
only )1ol)OS(l to free from tIx
)ran(ly that is made from pcachies,
plums anld such fruits, but also
that which is made from gruales
the chief source of this liquor ; so
that for every farmer wvho might
be relieved of six or seven dollars
of tax there would be a nine-ma
keor who woud b( e saved h is thou s
ands. That is to say, the rep~eal
of' the tax wvouldI build upJ a few
very large e~stalhishIfemts and cre
ate mnoopol ies, bult give no0 real
b~enefi t 1(o the farmer himself. -
There woul 1(be offered ma~Iny 01p
portunI)it ies for fraudulent practi -
ces, andl tis rs Uon alone oughut to
be sufilincut to condemern the propo
*--Rlepub1hIlia leader~s Say thev
will matke a strong fight for Blaine
in Virginia, West Virginia, North
Caroli na, Florida and Tennesse.