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TIKI holiest ol ull holidays are thoao
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart—
Tbe secret anniversaries of the heart,
W hen the lull river ol (oeling overflows;
The happy days, unclouded to the close,
Hie sudden joys that out of darkness start
As flames troin ashes; swilt desires, thnt
I,ike su allows singing down each wind thst
White as the gleam of a receding sail,
White as a cloud that flints and lades in air,
White as the whitest lily on a stream,
Those tender memories are; a fairy talo
Q4 some or.chanted land, wo know not
But lovely as a landscape in a dream.
—//. W. Lnns/ellotp.
" You have decided to leave the farm,
" I have," was the firm reply. '" I
wtts not born to be a farmer. lam not
going to make a slave of mysell here all
my life for bare existence, when there is
a chance of fame and fortune for me in
The girl's fair head drooped, and her
stender fingers interlaced themselves
nervously as she said:
"Only a chance, Walter! Think of
what you are willfully throwing away
for a vague hope."
" Those men who turned their backs
upon the mean drudgery of fjirm life and
became powers in the land depended
upon the same chance," lie insisted.
" I am only a woman," site said, with
a sad smile, " but I have thought about '
this matter since you talked of going |
away. I know that for every one who !
succeeds a thousand go down and are
trampled under foot. One success
means hundreds I failures. It is a law I
' You take a gloomy view of it, little j
friend," he said, smiling. "It seems to
niethat you might find it in your heart
to encourage',instead of trying to depress
She looked at him again mutely;
and as she stood there, witu her mild !
eyes, ;uil of unshed tears, fixed upon
him. a momentary struggle tJok place
in his heart.
He had never been conscious bow
much lie loved her until this moment,
when they were al>out to part, perhaps |
An ...uiost. overwhelming conviction j
lieset him that here, in the simple way
of life to which he had been born, with
the love of this purc-souled, sweet faced
girl, he had already found the all-in-all
of existence; but be shook it off with an
"Speak to me. Primrose," be said,
impatiently. "At least, advise me."
' No," she said, quietly. " Advice
from me would be mockery in the face
of your resolution. You will go out
into tbe world and work out your ap- j
pointed destiny. I can only pray lor
" Nothing could aid mc more." he re
plied, witl a tremor in his voice.
"None so true and steadfast as you,
Prim ose. will show you that I am
war' of your best thoughts of me. I
wti! i rk and conquer. When the bat
tle is uvcr I will return and offer its
fruits to you- if you will take mc with
A faint flush stole into her cheek,
i know you do not think so meanly
of tiiO a. to believe that good or evil for
tune can niter my feelings for you. I
am not deceived, Walter. You leave
me with a double love in your heart
that which you have for me is divided
with your ambition. Hut. remember,
if time should show you how poor is
the fruit of ambition, that I shall love
you ail the more if you come back to
tue poor and disheartened."
H tnrn'd away to hide his tears; yet.
with the perversity of his nature, he
ui"t !y bade her farewell.
Sh>' recalled him witli a hesitating
f* " I have saved this money, Walter."
sue said "Will you not take it? I
shall feel that I have helped you a
She extended the purse toward him
with aw istful look that nearly un
nerved bin; again. He took it, and, ex
tracting the rnrr.cy it contained, put it
back into her hand, while lie hid the
empty purse in hia breast.
" I will keep that to recall this hour.
• Aud this," he continued, taking her
Hoout the waist and kisaing her lips,
"shall be more valuable to me than all
the gold in the world to cheer me in my
Turning at a Iwnd in the road to look
bark, he saw her standing where he hart
li-tt her, the morning sun shining down
tpo ti her fair hair and white-robed
figure, and then went on with an ache
at liis heart that not all his high hopes
Waiter Oak dale's experience in the
cty at. the outset was similar to that ol
thousands of other adventurers into its
Alone and without friends, the young
man soon found his courage oozing out
under an uninterrupted series of failures.
Heady and enger to work, he found the
granting of the bare prlvilege'to labor a
favor wliicb be could not procure.
I'.very opening seemed to be blocked by
hundred as eager as himself. The
hardships he had spoken of so bravely
were not long in presenting themselves.
For a" while hem&naged to procure the
ni*ans of the meagerest existence by
untuitik&ted toil of brain and body. At
this time he often lay awake at night
from sheer fatigue, longing for the scent
of the pines and new-mown hay upon
the old farm, and ready to sacrifice all
his hopes for the privilege of standing
once more beside Primrose, to feel the
pressure of her soft hand.
Hut his pride was not yet broken. It
was too late to go back now. lie would
not admit himself conquered. He had
not the courage to confess his mistake
and return to the peaceful lot he had so
foolishly exiled himself from.
And shortly his affairs approached a
crisis from which ho was extricated for
the moment by finding a letter contain
ing a small sum of money waiting for
him at the postoflice. There was no
writing inclosed, nor any mark by
which to identify the sender. Neverthe
less something told him that it must be
He had fallen very low, he thought,
when he was forced to receive aid from
her. Hut want stared him in the face,
and he accepted the offering with a soul
full of bitterness.
Urtil he had achieved something, he
esolved, he would write no more; he
would hide himself, even from her, in
the deepest mazes of the city. Even a
letter from her dear hand must seem like
a galling reproach after this.
Not many days later it became ap
parent to him that ere long but two
alternatives would be left to him; either
tc crawl home a footsore, dispirited beg
gar, and acknowledge himself con
quered, or to die of absolute starvation
in the streets.
Yet a little while lie held out, yielding
slowly, stubbornly, to the pressure of
One night less than a year from his
hopeful parting from Primrose, found
him pacing the streets without a roof to
cover his head. Homeless, penniless,
starving on that bleak winter night, it
seemed to ids irenzied mind JUS if heaven
and man had conspired against him.
There was little enough pride left in
him now. Want Jind despair had
robbed him of even that fallacious
strength. In his dazed thoughts there
seemed no better ambition than to lie
down in some sheltered corner and
yield up his broken spirit.
The bright firesides shining through
the windows seemed to mock his
misery. At one window he SJIW a
young wife anxiously awaiting her bus- j
band's return. Something in her figure j
reminded him of Primrose. What j
would she think if she s;iw him now, ;
ttcred, ghostiy, freezing?
Presently he fell into a species of
delirium. He thought lie was on his
way ba k to the farm—back to Prim i
roie. The frowning rows of houses on !
either hand seemed to stretch away into
the smiling, sunlit fields about bis
father's house. Yonder was the tree
where he had often met Primrose when
the day's toil was over.
The hard pavement looked like the
winding, dusty road he knew so well
ay, and could he not smell the alder
blossoms ifi the morning air?
He laughed aloud as he strode along.
He tried to sing an old air that lie i
knew, and wept, he thought, for joy.
Poor soul! He did not see how the
chance wayfarers shrurk bark from
him, imagining iiim u dangerous
So lie walked on straight toward the |
river-side, where the water ran black
and ugiy beneath the docks and piers, j
For a moment its sound seemed to recall
his scattered senses. He paused and
ooked vaguely around him. He saw in
the distance a woman's figure hastening
toward him, but he took no notice of it.
His fancy went wild again, and lie made
toward the river.
"Hark!" he shouted, "the mill- !ream !
I shall soon be borne!"
In another instant he had plunged into
He was conscious of an icy thr l.the
whirling of flic lights along flic liorc,
a shrill cry in a woman s voice, and a
heavy plunge into the river beside him.
Then, as a slender arm was flung around
him and a voice, strangely familiar,
spoke some smothered words of endear
ment into his dull ear, he became insen
A long, dreamy interval seemed to
plapse and he awoke to consciousness in
the broad light of day. The room in
which be lay was bis own chamber at
the farm. Was this the reality? Had
all the past been merely a hideous dream ?
He knew that he was very weak, and
that lie must have been very near to
While he lay confusedly speculating
upon his position, the door opened and
Primrose entered. She looked sadder
and paler than when he had parted witli
her a year before; but a bright warm
smile broke over her face as sliesaw that
he w is awake.
"My poor Walter!'slicsaid, kneeling
beside him. and covering her face with
" It is p.ll true, then?" whispered he.
" Yes," she sobbed. "You have been
very sick. We were both very near to
"You know that I did not intend to
close my weakness and failure with a
crime," be said, i-arnesfly. " I thought.
Primrose, that I was on my way to you
ar.d home. I was mad with hunger
"I know—l know," she sobbed. "I
have learned ail the sorrowful story. I
had not heard from you for so long
that I feared something had befallen
you. I came to the city to see you. All
day I bad searched for you in vain. It
was tbe act of Providence that I saw
you at nightfallon your way to the river.
Your tattered clothes, 2 our poor, pale
face and wild manner told me ail. I
hurried alter yon but did not reach yon
until jou had fallen into tbe water. I
knew I could hold you up if aid came
speedily. It did come, Waller, at the
last moment, and you were saved."
Willi misty cycH he looked down at
You were willing to sacrifice your dear
life for one so worthless as mine," he
said, chokingly. "Why did you do
"I loved you, Walter," she replied,
" For my foolish pride and ambition I
have been heavily punished," lie said,
solemnly. "Had I but known it, here
was the goal at which a nobler man
than 1 might have rested thankfully.
You have saved my life, Primrose; it is
yours, ft shall be the effort of my future
to be worthy of your love. Will you
For answer she merely looked up at
him with eyes in which there was
neither doubt nor distrust.
A Great Speculator's Gratitude.
It happened 'wenty years ago, when
people had an idea that gratitude was
ready to bubble up in the human heart
at a moment's notice. A stock specula
tor was waiting at the corner of Broad
way and Vcsey street for an omnibus.
Whether lie feli into a reverie over the
graves just over the fence, or was won
dering if Lake Shore would advance
another peg, mutters not. A runaway
horse took the sidewalk just below him,
and so deep w:us the speculator's reverie
that lie would have been run down and
perhaps killed had not a friendly hand
clutch"d and dragged him aside.
" My friend, you have saved my life!"
gasped the rescued man, as he n alized
" Perhaps so, but don't mention it.
I'm glad to have been of service to
" What is your name?"
"Well, Mr. Smi.h, I'm a man who
can return a favor. My gratitude is
more than words can express. What I
can I do for you?"
"Oli! nothing, I guess."
" But I shall. I speculate in stocks, j
I shall to morrow buy $ 10,000 worth of
Lime Ledge canal stock for you, hold it
as your broker, and turn you over the
profits for a year. Such heroic conduct
as yours must not go unrewarded.
Good night, my dear Smith."
Tradition has it that one year from
that date John Smith sat in his office.
A boy appeared and handed Lima letter.
He opened it to find that it was from
the man whose life he had saved. He
also found that the SIO,OOO had lieen
invested as promised, hut that Lime j
Ledge stock had kept falling a little nil !
the time, until S4OO out of the SIO,OOO
had been lost. Inclosed was a statement
and a bill for this deficiency, which he
was askeel to remit by bearer!
Since that date John Smith has had
hundreds of chances to save human life
on our crowded streets, but he has re
fused to extend a hand in each and :
every ease. It would makif a poor man
of him in less than six months.— Wall
Words of Wisdom.
A weak mind is like a micro cope
which magnifies trifling things but can
not receive great ones.
How narrow our soul becomes when
absorbed in any present good or ill! It
is only the thought of the future that
makes them great.
Spite is a little word, but it represents
as strange a jumble of feelings and com
pound of discords as any polysyllable in
The roses of pleasure seldom last long 1
enough to adorn the brow of him that
plucks them, and they arc the only roses
which do not retain their sweetness after
they have lost their beauty.
In the mind of fo1 there are but two
women who can be concerned in the life
of each man tor his good, his mother
and the mother of his children. Out
side of these two legitimate loves, away
from these two sacred beings, there are
only vain agitations, sorrowful and
ridiculous illusions. -
A Fast Mare.
"Stranger," said the stage-driver,
" this was how I found out her speed :
I was driving alongside the railroad
track just as a big load of hotel furni
ture stai ted. The freight car wouldn't
hold it all, but they managed to squeeze
everything in except a long bar-mirror,
which tlicy tied to the side of the car.
The mare SAW her reflection in the glass
and thought it was another horse
spurting for the lend You couldn't
nave held her back with a steam wind
lass. She just laid back her ears and
snorted along like a twenty-inch shell.
The passengers all began to get excited.
They rushed out on the platforms ano
began to mnko bets. The conductor
stood up on the seat and began to sell
pools. The engineer pulled the throttle
valve wide open and tore along at
ninety-five miles an hour. Soon the
marc was abreast of the cowcatcher.
At San Bruno we had half a mile the
loud. Near the Six-Mile house the
train was so much ahead of time that it
fell through an open draw and ever
lastingly got smashed up—seventy-two
killed and 1!)9 wounded. It was pretty
rough on the passengers, but then we
distanced the train, bet yer life. About
a month after I said that marc to her
present owner for $BO,O W."
We are progressing as a nation toward
refinement. The wheelbarrow is now
called the unicycle. But it is just as
hard to run with a big trunk on it as it
was under the old name —Bo*ton Post.
CHILDKER'N QUAINT SAYINGS.
The London Truth advertised to give
u prize of £2 2s. for the quaintest say
ing of a child. Several hundred con
tributions were sent in and we give a
few of t lie most pointed :
*• As wo were talking one day about
churches and their curious ceremonies,
a little boy remarked that he had seen a
christening, a funeral, and a wedding,
but he had never seen a divorce."
Jack (aged four, taking a walk) —
What becomes of people when they die?
Mamma—'They turn into dust, dear.
Jack —What a lot of people there must
be on this road, then.
Tottie—l wonder why dolls are al
ways girls, Tom? Tom—Because boys
hate to be made babies of.
A child seeing a bill on a telegraph
post: "Oh, mamma, look! A message
has fallen down."
A precocious boy of six years, listening
wearily to a long-winded tale related b/t
a prosy relative, took advantage of a
short pause to say, slyly: "I wish tba
story had been brought out in num
"Little baby is very ill, Charley; I
am afraid he will die." " Well, if he
does die, mamma, he won't go to the.
bad place." " Why, Charley, how do
you know that?" "Oh, I snow he
can't, mamma; he's got no teeth to
Little boy, learning his catechism
from his mother: Q. What is a man's
chief end. A. His head!
Girl (yawning over her lessons)—l'm >
so tired; I should like to go to sleep, j
Boy—l'll tell you what to do, then; g't ;
up early to-morrow and have a good
sleep before breakfast.
A little girl, v eing two love birds bill
ing and cooing, was told that they were
making love. "Why don"? they
marry? ' she asked ; "then they would
not make love any more."
A fond mother said to her litt.y son.
"Tommy, my dear, I am going to triv. ■
you a little companion soon; which
would you prefer, a little b<iy or a little j
girl?" " Well, mother," replied Tommy, ,
'* if it is all the same to you, I wouid i
rather have n little donkey."
A little girl, aged five, going to bed j
one night, and kneeling down to say her '
prayers, said: "Oil, mamma, may F
only say Amen to-night? I am so j
How Tliniidcr-Sliower* Come Up.
In order to convey a more definite \
idea of our theory, we wi.l choose a ;
certain locality which may serve the '
purpose of a diagram to our demon- !
stration; nnd this locality shall be the
region of West river. This river takes
its rise among the forests near the sum
mit of the Green mountains, at a height
of some 3,000 feet above the level of the
sua, and flowing southerly forty or fifty
miles implies into the Connecticut
river about two mil s nortli from the
southern boundary of the State.
During a hot summer day the sides of 1
the deep valley of this river reek with
intense heat, and cause a flow of moist
air upward toward the summit of the i
mountain reign, from the valley of the j
Connecticut, and also from the sea. j
This moist air, meeting wLh the gen
eral current from the southwest, piles j
up an immense mass of cumulus cloud 1
of many square milts in extent- So
long as the intense heat prevails, this i
eloud increases in size; grows blacker :
with its dense vapor, and casts a
gloomy, lurid glare over the face of
nature, darker than that of any eclipse.
The vapor, pushed by the ascending cur
rents of heated air, attains a great height
above the sea, where the t mperature is
very low. But finally, at that hour of
the afternoon when the heat begins to
decline, the accumulated vapors, no
long* r augment ?d or sustained by heated
airtromtho val'eys below, fall in rain.
Popular S:icnct Monthly.
The Washington of Italy.
A correspondent of the Worcester
(Mass.) Sty, who witnessed the recep
tion of Garibaldi at Milan, describing it
The old man was too feeble to stand,
but would sometimes lift his hand as if
to salute the crowd . He wore the red
fez cap, worked in co'ors nnd blue tassel
he is always represented in, and had
something red thrown across one shoul
der like a scarf. The noise of acclama
tions came roaring <lo>vn the route, and
ns he approached men's lips began to
quiver And women cried, and nfter he
passed they turned to each other with
wet eyes, shining witli excitement, nnd
congratulated each other that they had
seen him. The intensity of it all car
ried ns away with it, and wc cheered
with the rest. From the open windows
the ladies literally showered him with
flowers, and cried out to him endearing
A Kentucky Tragedy.
Jerry Williams, of Louisville, though
a notorious rough, WAS very fon'i of hts
young sister, and when he heard ttiat
John Watson had talked against her,
he sought him out, with the intention of
killing him. Those two meg stood just
outside a saloon, Jerry reiterating the
accusation, and Watson strenuously
denying it, when Charley Williams, n
brother of Jerry and the girl, staggered
up to them. He was quite drunk, and,
just as he joined the others, he heard
Watson s:v: "Who told you I said
she wasn't a good girl?" Chnriey did
not know * tint his sister was meant, ) ut
in a recklessly loose way he cried: " I
said she wasn't, nnd I can prove it.
Then e.rrv stabled Lis brother to
IHPIITII F.KI A.
Iti Mode of AtUck, the Mjrmptomt. the
I'rerautlon* to he Ttken, Ktr.
The following circular about diph
theria, issued by the New York board
of health, will be found worth reading
by the people of any locality:
MODE OK ATTACK.
Diphtheria is caused by the inocula
tion of the air passages with the diph
theritic poison, which from this point
infects the whole system: the local in
flammation is attended by the formation
of membrane (exudation* ; the fever
and general symptoms are the result of
this local infection.
HOW IT SKKEADB.
Diphtheria is therefore a contagious
disease (not perhaps as marked as scar
let fever) induced by contact with per
sons and objects infected. It may be
diffused by the exhalations of the sick,
by the air surrounding them, or directly
by the exudation, communicated in the
act of kissing, coughing, spitting, sneez
ing, or by the infected articles used, as
toweis, napkins, handkerchiefs, etc.
The poison clings with great tenacity to
certain prices, rooms and houses, where
it may occasion cases after the lapse of
In ordinary attacks the poison begins
to act the moment it lodges upon the
tissues; but, like a vaccination, causes
but slight sensible off ts in from two
to five days; then there is marked pros
tration, dryness of throat and pricking
pain in swallowing; the throat becomes
red and patches of white exudation ap
pear, and the glands of the neck sweli.
In mild cases symptoms subside on the
third or fourth day from their appear
ances; if more severe thes" symptoms
may IK- prolonged; if unfavorable the
fever increases, the local inflammation
spreads and exhaustion rapidly follows.
The Person.—Diphtheria attacks by
preference children between the ages of
one and ten years (the gn it est mortality
being in the second, third and fourth
year), children of feeble constitution
and those weakened by previous sick
ness, and those suffering from catarrh,
croup ami other forms of throat affec
Social Relations.—Alio.asses are liable
to diphtheria where it is prevailing, hut
those suffer most who live on low. wet
grounds; in houses with imperfect
drains or surrounded by offensive mat
ters. as privies, decaying animal and
vegetable refuse; in damp rooms, as
cellars; in overcrowded and unventi
Seasons. —Diphtheria is not affected
by cither heat or cold, drought or rain.
(a) The Dwelling or Apartment.—
Cleanliness in and around the dwelling
and pure air in living and sleeping
rooms are of the utmost importance
where any contagious disease is prevail
ing. as cleanliness tends both to prevent
and mitigate it. Every kind and source
of tilth around and in the house should
be thoreiugbly remeived ; cellars and foul
a eosshould lie cleaned and disinfected;
drains should be put in perfect repair;
dirty walls and ceilings sbouid b • iime
washed and every occupied room should
L>e thoroughly ventilated. Apartments
which have been occupied by persons
sick with diphtheria should be cleansed
with disinfectants, ceilings limc-washed
and woodwork painted; the carpets,
bed clothing, upholstered furniture, etc.,
exposed many days to fresh air and the
sunlight (ali aitieles which may bo
boiled e>r subjected to high degrees of
heat should be thus disinfected); such
rooms should be exposed to currents of
fresh air, for at least one week be fore
(b) When Diphtheria is Prevailing.—
No child should be allowed to kiss
strange children nor those suffering from
sore throat (the disgusting custom of
compelling children to kissevcrv visitor
is a weli-contrivcd method of propa
gating other grave diseases than diph
theria). nor should it sleep with nor be
confined to rooms occupied by, or use
articles as toys taken in the mouth,
handkerchiefs, etc., belonging to chil
dren having sore throat, croup or
catarrh. If the weather is cold the
child should bo warmly clad with flan
(c) When diphtheria is in the House
or in the Family. -The well children
should be scrupulously kept apart from
the sic k in dry, well- aired rooms, nnd
every possible source of infection
through the air, by persona', contact
witli the sick, and by articles used
about tlieni or i i their rooms, should be
rigidly guarded. Every attack ol sore
throat, cough and catarrh should he at
once attended to; the feeble should have
invigorating food and treatment.
(d) Sick Children.—The sick should
be rigidly isolated in well-aired (the air
being entirely changed at least hourly),
sunlighted rooms, the outflow of airbc
iug, as far as possible, through the ex
ternal windows by depressing the upper
and elevating the .ower sah, or a
chimney heated by it fire in an open fire
place; ait discharges from the mouth
and nose should lie received into ves.
sels containing disinfectants, ss solu
tions of carbolic acid, or sulphate of
zinc; or upon cloths which are imme
diately burned, or if not burned, thor
oughly boiled, or plaoed under a disin
A lump of bread about the siae of a
billiard bail, tied up in a linen bag and
placed in the pot in which greens are
boiling, will absorb the gases which
oftentimes send such an unplenaant odor
to the regiom above.
A True Frlenfl. I
The Iriftn'l who hoI'D h mirror to toy I. f
Ati'l hiding none, ia not afrai'l to Irw |
My lanltfl, my Htiill<*t bl'tnihf>i w J
Who frinndly warn*, reprove* trie Si I M
Although it *<xrtn* not no—ha i* toy fr.< •j. "
Hut be who, ever flattering, give* me prnu*
Who ne'er robukm, nor censure*. nor ■!. i; .
To ootne with c*igi-ro* and "!*;• my:
And pardon>tne, ere pardon I dntnan l,
He ih my enemy,although he *eem my f-,,
From Ult (itrrtfi,
A light affair-A lamp.
Venison isplentiful, hut deer . L - t ,
Back-yards—The trains on
The pay school ia the place of ™
A poor rider always Las an < • or r ;
A "squeeze in grain"—Treads • h
The actor who cannot draw w
than a blister.
Comets are w(aring as long tra •;.
season as usual.
What is the spot most dear V - v ?
It don't take a very last hor.
the epizootic. — Luu Ol Oilitcn.
Said he: " Let us b<- one."
was won.— ltoston Tr<inrr pl.
A woman who goes to church to *
LIT sealskin sack is sack religious
At rfCtna Prince Allied ml <>
'The edge of the crater lor ft.
When n hornet stung him,
And he cried with vim:
tireat Scott, the eruption's beg
As with a woman, so with tli :■<
His back hair is his mane troub
The prevailing rkw among tb< •. I
smiths is an iron one.—/'rce Preys .
A strain of music—Tightening p
strings of a violin.—.Veto York ,V. v
A haif century ago tomr.toc- v. . -
called love apple* and considered i • r
The girl who huigs her hair < a
makes the wife who bin/* her hus
The man who mis ed hi-footing ; r
ably had his boots stolen. ii . .
Form of U .'grain to your sh'"• |
—Make me another r
my last.—rwncA „ irm . n
Macbeth r.< ver ffti I ',/
went about crying: '* Ifcn'H, j
f.ad—off. 1 ' nee."
She tnay drc-s in m!<c, or may dross ir.
May know the languages, <rck an 1 I.v
May know fine art, inay love and aigb
Hut *be'r not worth much il she can't -..in
A young man|who had been to the
circus spoke of bis girl's cheek a a
splendid sid.e show.
Windows arc unfortunate things for
they always have panes, and m t of
them arc blinded.— fhmerci'U Jour vi
"Oh. dear! I wish I was dead " a
claimtd a neglected maiden. SLc a
heard that matches are made in hcavr.
A "(lotus of Thought" writer *.•; '
" No star ever rose and sot without
lluencesomewhere." It is the same
with the hen.
There arc Ni.ooo.nofi people who •
tlie English langnage. and Not of
number 7,000,noo punetua'e then r -
mar is when they stub their toes.
" If I punisli you." said a mamms to
hor little girl. " you don't suppose I do
so for pleasure, do you?" "Then w
pleasure is it for. mamma ?"
A Boston man has invent
word. " Astroncmeteorologv
already thcrrare si* men in the c j
who can pronounce it.— BoUon Fast.
When a hoy walks with a g
though lie were afraid '*
see him, the girl is his sister,
walks so close to her as to nearly rp.
her against the ft nee, it is the sisUr <
some one else.
The writer for the press always has
two chances. One is that his matter may
be crowded out for want of room, nt
another is that it may go in for want of
something better in its place.— Stv
A young man who went to Colorado
to trow up with a gold mine writes to
his parents in the Kast that he wi..
:cave for home as soon a* he can borrow
:> pair of pants; he still has his vest and
necktie.— 3/ultlittotrn 7Y<uucrif4.
hv. Polly," said her mother.
" wlint a time you've been. Where is
the cotton I've sent you for?" Polly
(who ias lost the money): "You
shouldn't snd little things like me to
Thus, with kind word*. I'a.rlnc* cajole th •
Dear Dick, on me, tbou msyeat m* nrcd de
I know thy lortnne is hnt very want,
But never will I set. my It tend in want "
Dick, soon in jail, believed his triend would
tree him ;
He kept I.i* word—in wsm he ne'er wooM m*
The number of coroner's inquests Loi<
in England and Wales in ItOV was ST,
°.'o. Their total cost was fi3O.OW.
\ rdictaof willful murder were returned
in 153 cases; seventy-eight of the vk
tints were women. The suicides wm
I Ml; 480 of them women. In 9.T70
casei tht jury found the cause ci death
J The coat of a freight oar is *s*s. sod
j the average cost of a passenger car t