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c itictt fretql.
THE LITTLE ONES IN BED.
A row of little faces by the bed—
A row of little hands upon the spread—
A row of little roguish eyes all closed—
A row of little naked feet exposed.
A gentle mother leads them in their praise,
Teaching their feet to tread in Heavenly ways.,
And takes this lull in childhood's tiny tide,
The little errors of the day to chide.
Then, tumblidg headlong into waiting beds.
Beneath the sheets they hide their timid heads;
Till slumber steals away their idle fears,
And like a peeping bud each face appears.
All dressed like angels in their gowns of white,
They're wafted to the skies in dreams of night;
And Heaven will sparkle in their eyes at morn,
And stolen graces all their ways adorn.
a Welett 51.0rt1.
HOW HE ESCAPED.
BY REFUTABLE HOLYOKE.
Yes, my dear Miss Mehitable, I was a
married man once, and now am a happybaehe
I talk enigmas, do I? You shall hear my
story then, if you have patience.
And how I escaped from my wife ? Most
assuredly ; that is the culminating point of
interest, the denouement to my romance.
As you may remember, I had lived along
from year to year, and was far past boyhood
before it seemed convenient to take the bless
ing of a wife.
What was there to prevent? 0, there were
countless things. I had a small fortune to be
sure, fiat every year brought some new drain
upon my income ; now, I bad joined a mili
tary company; now wished to purchase a
yacht; and now, a farm. I liked hunting,
and guns and ammunition have their price;
I read Izaak Walton, and that year all my
surplus money went for fishing-poles, artifi
cial flies and excursions into the country. I
was fond of horses, too—indeed, I had a hun
dred sensible tastes.
And why were these not sufficient? Why
wasn't the first, man satisfied with all the
roses and grapes of Eden, but he must go
meddling with the one tree of forbidden fruit?
So ladies do not smile upon me ? I beg
your pardon, Miss Mehitable! When once
my mind was made up to select a wife, the
trouble was, that all the young and old maid
ens of my acquaintance were ready to fall
into my arms. They smiled too readily.—
The fisherman would not enjoy his trout if he
could bale them up by the net-full at once,
Meantime,l must make ready for the change
of lot. My indiscretions and misfortunes be
gan. I sold my beautiful farm for a little
estate in the suburbs of the city ; my yacht
and hunter went for a family carriage and
span. It was spend, spend! for furniture and
curtains, silver, porcelain—
And the lady? 0, I had not found her yet.
In truth, the preparations cost me so much,
that I began to be tired of the fancy. I looked
about at my married acquaintances ; their
happiness, if they could boast any, seemed
of a foolish sort. And some had slatternly
wives, some had sickly or scolding ones, and
some had a swarm of children, homely chil
dren. When I saw these unfortunates, I
could but think how idle it were to walk into
the same predicament.
Only one among all my friends did I envy.
He was the best marksman—the most adroit
angler that I ever met, and had the sweetest
tempered wife. Poor fellow! be su ffered
wretchedly from the lingering efrects of a
rheumatic fever, and his young wife gave up
all her own pleasures in order to nurse and
amuse him. They were both of a lively, hope
ful disposition; and then they had no chil
dren—those domestic pests. I can see their
parlor now, with the bright blazing fire, and
Lester's sofa drawn into the warmest place
beside it ; and his wife near, with her pretty
face, and her neat, tasteful dress. Ah! why
were they ever separated ?
lle died frcm the fever? No, thank for
tune! Lester did not die from the fever: but
his business suffered from lazy inattention;
debts began to accumulate; I advanced money
until my friend was ashamed to ask for more;
and his wife came to me in secret, asking
temporary help, giving her word that the ob
ligation should be cancelled by her own hands,
if need were. I was not sorry of an excuse
to defer the subject of matrimony ; I made
the Lesters occupy my house as it stood, their
tact and taste could take from the interior the
new look which annoyed me. I left the pipes
of my patent steam-furnace to freeze, and
opened good, broad fire-places, that we might
have the accustomed blaze.
Then I went to live with them? Yes, at
their request. And I never saw such touch
ing devotion and such perfect happiness as
seemed to exist between those two. Many a
time, while appearing to sleep in my chair, I
would sit listening to their low conversation.
Dishonorable ? Pray do not imagine that
they were talking secrets ; or that they hadn't
lived long enough, and seen the prose-side of
life thoroughly enough, to be past the foolish
prattle of lovers. No, Miss Mehitable, the
young wife would relate to her invalid hus
band all her sweet, earnest thoughts in life
and duty, and the substance of the books
which she found time to read.
You can imagine the scene? Would it had
ended there I Would we had then and there
fallen asleep like the fairy prince, and known
nought of the trouble to come !
Lester's physician advised a change of cli
mate, and circumstances pointed to Califor
nia as his goal. He was young, full c.f en
He sailed—he sent letters home with great
regularity, his health improved—broke down
—down ; he was gaining again—sent money
home—his letters were full of hope, and then
there came a blank silence. Vessel after ves
sel arrived, and no letter for us; the only
trace we could gain lay in a rumor which
might he true or false ; some ono had seen
him on his way to the mines, had heard of
his illness there from contact with a poisonous
weed, and no more.
And I married the widow? Restrain your
impatience a little. How badly these novel
ists have confused our sense of propriety—
that we calculate with such frightful coolness
upon the events which follow death itself,—
the young heart's woful desolation !
It is hard when trouble comes as it came to
Mrs. Lester. There was no one dark hour,
no terrible shock and storm of grief, and then
the blessed calm that follows storm. It was
like a long, long season of cloudy weather—.
of cold moist that no sun could penetrate.
The wildest storm were a blessing in com
I thought the poor girl would never smile
again : she reproached herself constantly for
not having accompanied her husband as he
wished, she might at least have closed his
eyes; it was se hard to die forsaken !
Besides Mrs. Lester's bereavement she al
lowed herself to be harrassed with the thought
of her pecuniary debt to me ; withal, her
health began to fail. It was sad to see the
worn and listless expression of that face,
which amid care and poverty in other days,
had retained its bright, young, joyous look.
And I became anxious to restore that look?
You may have it so if you wish. We were
married I After three years of hope deferred
on her part, of silent pity and respect on
mine, we were married ; and ah, what a life
she led me.
Yes, she ! It's astonishing how long you
can live with a woman and not find her out!
It is astonishing how many sides there are to
a woman's character, how like she is to that
strange image in the book of Daniel, that
had one face of a woman, and one of a lion,
and one of a sheep, or some such combina
She didn't turn upon me the lion's face?
No, but the sheep's. She was for following,
following—every invention of her neighbors ;
just as when one sheep goes ever a stile, the
whole ridiculous flock must go after him.—
Ilow tired, disgusted, angry I grew with "im
provements," that was her word ; she im
proved all the comfort out of my house, all
the money out of my pocket, all the peace
out of my days I
In what manner ? I must begin at the be
ginning; that's my way. I flattered myself
that there could be no more quiet and easy
method of marriage, than this which had fal
len to me. I had grown accustomed to pro
vide for a house, to seeing Mrs. Lester at the
head of my affairs. We had driven for years
in the family carriage, occupied the same
pew at church, read the same, books, enter
tained the same guests.
But on the morning of our marriage day, a
terrible foreboding came over me—a sudden
vision swept past—in two scenes, of Bene
dict free, and Benedict the married man I
I rushed into the parlor where Mrs. Lester
sat at work ; she looked up, so radient and
yet so peaceful; she removed the papers from
the chair beside her—all in her quiet way—
without a word, and I took the seat, and lis
tened while she talked in her gentle voice-•
and forgot my wise foreboding. 0, these
women are syrens, Miss Mehitable!
You think I am trying to work up a plot,
that there was nothing so wretched, after all?
I wish you had seen my house—seen me at
the end of a year! I wish you had seen the
new hangings of shabby paper in every room;
because the old papers were of a quiet tone—
to display my pictures better, and Mrs. Les
ter thought gay colors conducive to health
and animation. I wish you had seen our
handsome carpets packed away in summer
for moths to eat, with such a dust and stir !
and their place supplied by poverty-stricken
mattings. And the furniture all stowed into
upholsterers' carts, to have the brass truckles
which would roll, removed for wooden truckles
that creaked and refused to stir! Why, she
took my fishing-tackle and guns from the wall,
and tumbled them into a hogshead! Even
the family portraits were sacrificed ; and the
family group that my mother prized so much,
with myself, the youngest, holding a china
orange, they must all go into the attic, and I
and Mrs. Lester must be clone in crocky
But I hated the crayons, with their great,
shadowy eyes; it always seemed as if those
in my wife's picture were staring about in
search of a new invention.
Then she was not quarrelsome ? Bless you,
she was always mild as a dove ; she didn't
threaten, she didn't tease—but had the most
provoking way of carrying out her designs,
inveigling one into assisting her.
I returned ono day and l'ound that a man
had brought to the house a new sort of pic
ture varnish; of course my dear must try it;
and instead of placing it on the crayons,
which were her especial property, she must
suffer the fellow to daub over my beautiful
"Aurora," my Cenci, Magdalene—all ! I
said little, I had grown accustomed to trial ;
the varnish seemed thin, and I hoped it might
not prove injurious. By spring the eyes of
the Cenci wore shrinking in her head ; the
brow of Aurora, the locks of the Magdalene
were curling from the canvass. I sent my
paintings to a "restorer," and he completed
Three times my house was torn apart from
attic to basement—once to admit speaking
tubes—could have hired a dozen pages for
the sum it cost; once for a telegraph to an
nounce the entrance of thieves.
As for food, our meat was smoked, mangled,
or burnt to a crisp, in revolving ovens and
patent gridirons ; our vegetables were water
soaked between patent kettles and stoves. As
for sleep, I lay awake at night on the patent
spring mattress which replaced my old-fash
ioned feather-bed, and contracted the tooth
ache that haunts me to this day, by sleeping,
or trying to sleep for a mouth under—guess
what ? two newspapers.
She had her fancies, too, concerning ven
tilation—would prate about the proper com
bination of gases ; and then in the coldest
day open came a door to admit oxygen and
And how long did I endure this? Until
Providence relieved me. One summer eve
ning wo were walking on our piazza,
HUNTINGDON, PA., JUNE 9, 1858.
spouse unfolding to me some new scheme ; I,
fetibly resisting still—although I had made
up my mind to consent—when a familiar form
approached us—a greeting in the cherry
voice of old—a faint scream, and Mrs. Les
ter was in the arms of—
Yes, her husband ! His letters had miscar
ried, so had ours. He had been very ill and
poor; had been piqued by our silence and
ceased to write. Then his health had im
proved ; he had found friends, struck a rich
vein at the mines, and returned with 'wealth
enough to gratify our every wish.
So he said ; but his money could not gratify
my' wish, since I had grown so accustomed to
Mrs. Lester, that with all her faults I was
unwilling to resign her over to another; and
as for gratifying her wishes, the Bank of
England did not hold money enough for that ?
So we had a law suit? .No, a few words,
explained and settled all. Lester was grieved,
indignant, glad and grateful, all at once.
And she? 0, she looked up in his face,
and laid her hand on his arm without a word,
and fascinated him as a woman so well knows
how. And he forgave before he had thought
of ?gaming her ; and the next I knew, they
both had fallen to thanking and blessing me !
And what then ? We cried together and
kissed each other like three children. I was
divorced; they were married; but not until
they had accompanied me to the steamer in
which I sailed for Europe.
Once on the other side of the water, I
could realize my new-gained privilege. Here
was I, a gay bachelor? My will was law
again ; and mine was mine ! I traveled or
paused as I chose, I hunted among the Pyre
nees, and angled in the Arno; I reveled in
my liberty and wealth. I purchased copies
of the Cenci and Madonna, better than those
which were spoiled; and entrusting them to
a private vessel, turned my face toward the
There I climbed the Pyramids, and sighed
amid the ruins of Palmyra, lost under a wo
man's rule ! and f! , : , ated down Nile and Jor
dan, and museri on Olivet, and bathed my
brow in "cool Siloa's shady rill."
Did my head ache with excess of happi
ness? No, nor my heart, Miss Mehitable
Ile is a sad, prim old bachelor—but as he
turned away there were tears in his eyes;
and a look of sorrow as gentle and hopeless
as that in the eyes of Guide's "Cenei."—
Keep in a good humor. It is not 'great
calamities that embitter existence ; it is the
petty vexations, small jealousies, the little
dis4pointments, the minor miseries, that
make the heart heavy and the temper sour.
Don't let them. Anger is a pure waste of
vitality; it is always foolish, and always dis
graceful, except in some very rare cases,
when it is kindled by seeing wrong done to
another; and even that noble rage seldom
mends the matter. Keep in a good humor.
No man does his best except when he is
cheerful. A light heart makes nimble hands,
and keeps the mind fair and alert. No mis
fortune is so great as one that sours the tem
per. Until cheerfulness is lost, nothing is
lost! Keep in good humour !
The company of a good humored man is
a perpetual feast; he is welcomed everywhere
—eyes glisten at his approach, and difficul
ties vanish in his presence. Franklin's in
domitable good humor did as much for his
country in the old Congress as Adams' fire,
or Jefferson's wisdom ; he clothed wisdom
with smiles, and softened contentious minds
into acquiescence. Keep in good humor !
A good conscience, a sound stomach, a
clear skin arc the elements of good humour!
Get them, and keep them, and---be sure to
keep in a good humor I
What a strange thing is the tongue ! A
little member; yet what a noise it will make ?
Every child has in its mouth a thing to talk
with called the tongue. This is made to tell
the truth with. When the tongue tells a lie,
it does that which is very wrong. The
tongue is made to say kind and pleasant
things to our friends. When it says a saucy
thing to anybody it is a naughty thing.
When the tongue says a disobedient word
to a father or mother, it is a wicked tongue.
When it says unkind words to a brother or
sister, it is a very bad tongue indeed. When
a tongue swears or speaks dirty words, it is a
vile and wicked tongue. Now, my young
friends, let me ask you a few questions.—
What sort of a tongue have you? Does it
always speak the truth ? Does your tongue
ever say any disobedient words to your pa
rents ? Does it every say any unkind words
to a brother or sister Does it ever swear ?
Does it ever utter any bad words?
0, my little friend; if your tongue ever
does anything wrong, what shall be done ?
Can you tell me how to correct an evil tongue?
I eau tell you. Let every child take good
care of his tongue, and see that it never be
There is a hoopskirt manufactory in this
city which weekly turns out 24,000 ladies'
skirts, employing for that purpose 500 hands,
180 sewing machines, and not less than a tun
of steel. Hoop skirt making is a science, and
one on which patient study and exquisite
skill have been bestowed in the several de
partments of the fabrication, till by success
ive improvements an article of dress has been
produced which is thought to be favorable to
health, while it conduces to comfort and
beauty. Various materials have been em
ployed to give the required degree of flexi
bility to the skirts, to enable their wearers to
sit upon thorn, and pack them to the small
ness of compass frequently required, without
affecting their elasticity and capacity to again
spread themselves to the full extent and
graceful form when raised to an erect posi
tion. We believe, however that the rotund
ity of spread is now given to this general fa
vorite of female apparel by very thin steel
springs, so prepared and interwined with the
stiffened fabric of which they are principal
ly composed as to give them these character
" In six days creation was perfected, and
the 7th Nods set apart for rest. On the 7th of
the 7th month a holy observance was ordain
ed the children of Israel, who fasted 7 days
and remained 7 days in tents ; the 7th day
was directed to be a Sabbath of rest for all
things ; at the end of 7 times 7 years com
menced the grand Jubilee ; every 7th year
the land lay fallow ; every 7th year there
was a general release from all debts, and all
bondsmen were set free. From this law may
have originated the custom of binding young
men to years apprenticeship, and of pun
ishing incorrigible offenders by transporta
tion for 7, twice 7, or three times 7 years;
every 7 years the law was directed to be read
to the people ; Jacob served 7 years for the
possession of Rachel, and also another 7
years ; Noah had 7 days Warning of the
flood, and was commanded to take the fowls
of the air into the ark by sevens, and the
clean breasts by sevens; the ark touched the
ground the 7th month ; and in 7 days a dove
was sent; and again in 7 days after. The 7
years of famine were foretold in Pharoah's
dreams, by the 7 fat and the 7 lean beasts;
and the 7 ears of full corn, and the 7 ears of
blasted corn. The young animals were to
remain with the darn 7 days, and. at the close
of the 7th taken away. By the old law man
was commanded to forgive his offending bro
ther 7 times; but the meekness of the last
revealed religion extended his humiliation to
70 times 7. Cain shall be avenged 7
fold, truly Lamech 70 times 7.' In the de
struction of Jericho, 7 priests bore 7 trum
pets 7 days ; on the 7th day surrounded the
wall 7 times, and after the 7th time the wall
fell. Balaam prepared 7 bullocks and 7
rams for a sacrifice; Laban pursued Jacob 7
days' journey; Job's friends sat with him 7
days and 7 nights, and offered 7 bullocks and
7 rams as an atonement for their wickedness;
David in bringing up the ark, offered 7 bul
locks and 7 rams; Elijah sent his servant 7
times to look for the cloud ; Ilezekiah in
cleaning the temple, offered 7 bullocks and 7
rams and 7 he-goats as a sin-offering. The
children of Israel, when Hezekiah took away
the strange altars, kept the feast of unleav
ened bread 7 days. King Ahasuerus had 7
chamberlains, a 7 days feast, and sent for the
Queen on the 7th day ; and iu the 7th year
of his reign she was taken to him. Queen
Esther had 7 maids to attend her. Solomon
was 7 years building the temple, at the dedi
cation of which he feasted 7 days ; in the
tabernacle were 7 lamps ; 7 days were ap
pointed for an atonement upon the altar, and
the priest's son was ordained to wear his fa
ther's garments 7 days ; the children of Is
rael ate unleavened bread 7 days; Abraham
have 7 ewe lambs to Abimelech as a memo
rial for a well ; Joseph mourned 7 days for
Jacob. The rabbins say God employed the
power of answering this number to perfect
the greatness of Samuel, his name answer
ing the value of the letters in the Hebrew
word, which signifies 7—whence Hannah,
his mother, in her thanks, says, that the
barren had brought forth the 7th.' In the
Scriptures are enumerated 7 resurrections—
the widow's son, by Elias ; the Shunamite's
son, by Elisha ; the soldier who touched the
bones of the prophet ; the daughter of the
ruler of the synagogue ; the widow's son of
Nain ; Lazarus, and our blessed Lord. Out
of Mary Magdalene was cast 7 devils. The
Apostles chose 7 deacons. Enoch, who was
translated, was the 7th after Adam, and Je
sus Christ the 77th in a direct line. Our Sa
vior spoke 7 times from the cross, on which I
he remained 7 hours ; he appeared 7 times ;
after 7 times 7 days sent the Holy Ghost.—
In the Lord's prayer are 7 petitions, express
ed in 7 times 7 words, omitting those of a
mere grammatical connection. Within this
number are contained all the mysteries of
the Apocalypse, revealed to the 7 churches
of Asia ; there appeared 7 golden candle
sticks, and 7 stars that were in the hand of
him that was in the midst; 7 lamps being
the 7 spirits of God. The book with 7 seals;
7 Kings; 7 thunders; 7 thousand men slain.
The dragon with 7 heads, and the 7 angels
bearing 7 vials of wrath. The vision of
Daniel 70 weeks. The fiery furnace was
made 7 times hotter for Shadrack, Meshack,
and Abednego ; Nebuchadnezzar ate grass
off the field 7 years. The elders of Israel
were 70. There are also numbered 7 heav
ens, 7 planets, 7 stars, 7 wise men, 7 cham
pions of Christendom, 7 notes in music, 7
primary colors, 7 deadly sins, 7 Sacraments
in the Roman Catholic church. The 7th son
was considered as endowed' with pre-eminent
wisdom ; the 7th son of a 7th son is still
thought by some to possess the power of
healing diseases spontaneously. Perfection
is likened to gold 7 times purified in the fire ;
and we yet say 'you frighten me out of my
7 senses.' Anciently a child was not named
before 7 days, not being accounted fully to
have life before that periodical day. The
teeth spring out in the 7th month, and are
renewed in the 7th year, when infancy is
changed into childhood. At thrice 7 the fac
ulties are developed, manhood commences,
and we become legally competent to all civil
acts ; at four times 7 man is in full posses
sion of his strength; at five times 7 he is fit
for the business of the world; at six times 7
he becomes grave and wise, or never ; at 7
times 7 he is in his apogee, and from that
time he decays. At eight times 7 he is in
his first climacteric, or year of danger; and
ten times 7, or three score years and ten,
has by the royal prophet been pronounced
the natural period of human life. There
were 7 chiefs before Thebes. The blood was
to be sprinkled 7 times before the altar ;
Naaman was to be dipped 7 times in Jordan.
Apulcius speaks of the dipping of the head
7 times for purification. In all solemn rites
of purgation, dedication and consecration,
the oil or water was 7 times sprinkled. The
house of wisdom, in Proverbs, bad 7 pillars."
Au old friend by our side reminds us that
the war of Independence occupied 7 years,
and that Burgoyne surrendered to Gates in
1777 ; so that as Americans, we have good
reason to cherish this hallowed number.
fte'. If we are willing, God will help us ;
if sincere, God will accept us.
Editor and Proprietor.
The Number Seven,
Losing All---A Family Scene:
[There la something exceedingly tender as well es In
structive, in the following, which we take front the Child'ti
A few years ago, a hiercha - ht failed in blisi 7
ness. He went home one evening. "What
is the matter?" asked his wife "I am beg-:
gared—l have lost my all 1" he etelaimed;
pressing his hand upon his forehead, as if
his brain was in a whirl.
" All!" said his wife, "I am left:" "All;
papa," said his eldest boy ; "here am I."—
"And I too papa," said his little girl, run.
ning up and putting her arms around his
neck. " I's not lost, papa," repeated Eddie.
"And you have health left," said his wife.-7
"And your two hands to Work With, papa,"
said his eldest, " and I can help you." "And
your two feet to carry you about:" "And
your two eyes to see with, papa," said little
Eddie. " You have God's promises said the
grandmother. "And a good God," said hie
wife. "And heaven to go to," said the little
girl. "And Jesus who came to fetch us there"
said the eldest.
"God forgive me!" said the poor merchant;
bursting into tears, "I have not lost
What are the few thousands which I called
my all, to these precious things which God
has left me ?" and he clasped his family td
his bosom and kissed his wife and children
with a thankful heart.
Ah ! no, there are many things more pre:
cious than gold and bank stock, valuable as
these may be in their place. When the Cen
tral America was foundering at sea, bags
and purses of gold were strewn about the
deck as worthless as the mere rubbish.—
"Life, life 1" was the prayer. To some of
the wretched survivors, "Water, water," was*
the prayer. "Bread, bread!" it was worth
its weight in gold, if gold could have bought-
Anecdote of Washington
When Washington was President of did
United States, he resided in Philadelphia,
which was then the scat of government.—
Riding on horseback one day in the winter,
when the river Delaware was frozen, so that
loaded sleds passed over it, he crossed into
Jersey to enjoy a ride in the leafless woods.
Ou his return, lie found, at Cooper's Ferry, a
farmer with a sled-load of wood, just going
on the ice. The President stopped his horse'
to let the farmer pass on before him. But
the farmer, who knew Washington, stopped
also, and stepping up to him, said respectful- -
ly—" Sir, do you think it is right for you to
run the risk of riding across the river on the
" Why, my friend," said the President," 1.,
think if you can pass over with your sled-load
of wood without breaking through, I have no
reason to be afraid."
"21h," replied the farmer, "if I, and a
dozen like me, should fall through and be
drowned, we should hardly be missed; but
the country cannot do without you, sir."
" Well, go on first, then," said Washing-:
ton, "and I think if the ice does not break
with your load and horses, I can then pass
it without danger."
The farmer moved on without delay, being,:
no doubt, well pleased to serve Washington
as a guide, and to watch for the preservation
of a life he valued so highly.
THE DEAD LETTER OFFlCE.—During a single
year, in addition to sonic *50,000 in money re
turned to its lawful owners, there have been
found in the letters, and restored, drafts,
cheeks, and other valuable papers, amount
ing to three and-a-half millions of dollars.—
In the greater number of instances dead let
ters which have thus been returned to the
department have failed to reach their desti-'
nation, in due course, by reason of misdirec
tion. This may doubtless be attributed to
the hurry in which banks and large mercan
tile houses close up their correspondence for
the day. One bank sends a letter covering
paper amounting to thousands of dollars; in
side, the package is addressed to Nashvile ;
outside, to New Orleans. Another heavy re
mittance is directed to Troy, New York, with
out any address whatever on the inside. A
third package was directed on the outside to
Louisville, Kentucky, the inside direction to
WHEN TO TAKE Youn. llAr.—An exchange
says : " Young men, a word. We want to'
tell you when you should take your hat and
be off. And mind what we offer. It is—
When you are asked to take a drink.
When you find you are courting a slovenly"
and extravagant girl.
When you find yourself in bad company.
When you discover that your expenses run
ahead of your income.
When you are abusing the confidence of
When you think that you are a great deal'
wiser than older and more experienced peo- -
ple than yourself.
When you feel like getting trusted for a;
suit of clothes when you haven't money to
pay for them.
When you don't perform your duty, your
whole duty, and nothing but your duty.
BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN Cunt.—" Dad,"
said a young hopeful the other day, " hoW
many fowls are there on this table ?" "Why,"
said the old gentleman, as he looked complais
antly on a pair of nicely roasted chickens
that were smoking on the table, " there ar©
two." " Two 1" replied the smart boy, "there
arc three, sir, and l'll prove it." "Three 1"
replied the old gentleman, who was a plain,
matter-of-fact man, " I'd like to see you prove
it." "Easily done, sir, easily done. Ain't'
that one ?" said the smart • boy, laying his
knife on the first, " and ain't that two ?"---
pointing to the second, " and don't one and
two make three ?" " Really," said the father ;
turning to the old lady, who was stupefied at
the immense learning of the son, "really,
wife, this boy is a genius and deserves to be
encouraged. Here, old lady, do you take'
one fowl and I'll take the second, and John
may have the third for his learning."
INDUSTRY.—Every young man should re ,
member that the world has and always Will
honor industry. The vulgar and useless idler,.
whose energies of body and mind are rusting
for want of exercise—the mistaken being
who - pursues amusement as a relief to his en
ervated muscles, or engages in exercises that
produce no useful end, may look with scorn
upon the smutty laborer engaged in his
willhis scorn is an honor. Honest
will secure the respect of the wise and good
among men, and yield the rich fruit of au
easy conscience, and give the heart self-re ,
spect, which is above all price.
Usi of TROUIILE.—Many of the brightest
virtues aro like stars—there must be night ;
or they cannot shine. Without suffering,
there can be no fortitude, no -patience, no
compassion, no sympathy. To enjoy life,
you should he a little miserable occasionally 4
Trouble, like cayenne, is not very agreeable
in itself, but gives great zest to other things,
se-Nonsense—sense that happens to dif
fer from your own.