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Here lathe years wherein 1 stand
I gaze acno-g the fallow land;
Across the conquest and its cost;
lleyond the sought lor end the lost;
And look into thy eyes of joy,
Thou brown-faced, tunicked country boyf
Just thou and thine, with naught between,
Miikc u|> that sweetest olden scene.
0 tender scene and sight and sound!
The farmhouse, with Its lilacs 'round;
The poppy bod, the locust trees,
The stillieidio hum ot bees;
The woll, with sturdy onken sweep
The morning glories half usleep;
ITte swallows gossip ng; tlio croon
Ot doves above the barn; the noon
When kine, breast deep, stand in the stream ;
And thy world pauses iu a pleusunl dreaui!
Beyond the uplands; then the hills,
Where, interlacing, creep the rills;
Here forests, sentinels of pence;
There fluids, with opulent Increase;
Beyond the valley, stretching tar
And dim to tho horizon's bur.
My brown-lace 1 lad, 1 look again
Frm out the lairs und lives ol men.
1 see the longing in thy lace
To grow beyond the commonplace;
I know the lands that 'tween us lie,
Andpily thee! For thou werl —I-
— Eljtir 1. H'akrman.
"Listen, Pearl, and mind all I say."
"('an you take tare of mother all
"Of course 1 can, papa. Are you
"Yes, Sam ami I have to go after
those yearlings. Hut let everything
else go for mother, dear. Always re
member that. If she's the least bit
nervous toward night, don't leave her
a moment, my bird, but let the ani
mals take care of themselves."
Pearl lived on the shores of the great
Mississippi, far down, where .lack
Frost never gets a very tight grip on ,
things, and lets go very early, ;LS
Madam Spring comes smiling about
ller fattier was getting poorer and
poorer year by year, as his worn-out
land grew less productive with every
season of slack tillage, until he found
it hard to wring from it a living for
his small family. The -.t.H-k dwindled
down to a few poor ill-kept creatures
which looked as if forlornly wonder
ing within themselves whether it Were j
really worth while to live or not
Pearl's father had something of the
same look himself, which increased as
his wife grew weakly, and suddenly
sank into the condition of a gentle inva
lid, content to be waited upon, with
out, perhaps, over pausing to ask
whether she really stood in need of it. j
You may think Pearl must have had
a very sad childhood. Hut she had
never known any other place nor any
other children, and was so happy ;n
her own bright, unselfish little nature
as never to have suspected anything
depressing in her surrounding-. lVarl
throve as nothing else on the place
throve, even under the burden of care
which came to her t<>o young -how
ering back upon her mother so m.inv
caresses anil such loving care that it
would l>c hard to say which looked
most upon the other as a child.
"I'll get your breakfast, pet. Wait
till you see what I've got for you."
Pearl skip]*sl about in great glee at
being left in charge all day, ami, after
the usual amount of small fussing,
carried in the tray with a face full of
anticipation of her mother's delight.
"The first branch of crape myrtle. I
found it peeping out in the sunny cor
ner of the old pasture. You dear little
mamma"—a dozen ki-i.scs on her thin
hands—"if you could only go with me
to see all the beauttful things' Hut
I'll bring you every one. Papa
thought that he had found the first
magnolia bud the other day, but I
won't take a single taste of egg. There
isn't enough for yoti."
•Must a taste, Jitle one."
"Not one bit. Nee what a great
strong thing lam! You must have
the good things to make you well."
The lassie set her foot down, and
mamma never dreamed that there was
something almost heroic in the refusal
of the tempting morsel, the little girl
having just turned away from her own
uninviting breakfast of bucor. and corn
"The river looks curious, mamma,
dear." she said, chatting over the wild
flowers she was arranging on the table
as she spread their feast. "1 went
out into the I mat to piny, and, when I
wanted to get out the water was be
tween it and the shore, so I had to
"Why, Pearl, are you sure?"
"Yes, mamma; and 1 was afraid I
eouldn' get it in again; so I untied it
and held the rope till it floated to the
little buoy, and then I pulled it in and
tied it. It w;ts hard work, too."
"Can the river IKJ rising? i wish
they were not away, daughter."
Tho helpless woman looked out of
the window with n troubled face. The
floods of tho year before had done but
| l , • *
little injury in their neighborhood,
the hind lying much above the rivet
level. Hut she knew that this was
duo to the strength of the levees many
miles above, and remembering having
hoard people say that they never
would stand another pressure of high
water. The river was not yet as high
as she had seen it, but she observed
with some uneasiness that it had ad
vanced upon them perceptibly during
the last few hours.
"I don't believe tho levee will
break through," she said, trying to en
courage herself and Pearl.
Their dinner was eaten rather more
soberly than ouite suited tho little girl;
but after everthing was cleared awav,
site had taken another look outside
both felt better at perceiving that the
waters seemed at a stand-still.
"llring me tho brush fur your pretty
It was ono ot tho few things she
still had energy to do, this brushing
and fondling of the child's hair. No
one, seeing its beautiful luxuriance,
could wonder at Iter loving admiration.
Pearl took innocent pleasure in it as
one of the tilings which mode her
sweet to father and mother, and
laughed as mamma loosened the soft
braids and held up the wavv mass to
catch the sunshine. '
"Papa says it's my golden flag," she
"When I was out hunting old Snow
last week, he knew it was me when I
was a mile away."
"Then you must hang out your flag
whenever you want him to find you.
I wish auntie were hero to help von
to-day, my pet."
Hut tho hand which held th<> long
goldcp braid -uddenly dropped.
"Look there, I'carl!"
Pearl sprang up. and saw trees not
j far away from thir door standing in
water, where water had n<-\cr been
j ln-fore. In .ne moment's glance -he
i marked how tlf river was broadening
i ami swelling. There was no sudden
! rush or roar as would have been the
ease with a narrower stream, or one
with high banks; but there was
still s uuothuig mysterious and terri
ble in the low sound, half-hissing,
i half-murmuring, with which the piti
less flood was half creeping upon them.
She turned with one thought in her
j brave little heart of caring for her
mother a- she ho 1 promised.
"Mamma darling, don't be frighten
ed. You must get to the boat—you
can, I know, win n I 'most carry you."
i Hut the poor woman cried and trem
"Oh. why dii| you leave us! The
I levee has broken. We shall lwdrown
j ed. Pearl, all alone here,"
Pearl had rushed out to the boat.
Most fortunately the bank to which
she had touid ani secured it was
high. I'rawing it now much nearer
i the hotisi-. she came and hurriedly pr<>-
pan-d her la other, cooing to her all the
while en tearing words of em mrage
( ment, never letting her guess how
her own face grew pah-and lu-r heart
stood still at the sight of the danger
which gathered faster and fa.-r<r so
near them. Again site ran to the boat,
and this time, with dripping feet
i moored it the door.
"Now, mamma -quick!" Pearl could
never tell how she got her in. When
it was a'-i mphshed. slit* brought a few
of the more valuable articles in the
house and placed them Is-side in-r.
Hefore all this was done site per
ceived with increased alarm the vio
lence with which the long-imprisoned
waters bore down upon them. They
te at angrily against the house, and re
dout list her anxiety to get away from
it. Hut at the last moment she ol>-
servc-1 how the toat rocked and tossed,
and tho Idea suddenly flashed upon
her that her mother would lie safer if
she herself remained behind.
"Mamma, I'm going to stay here
while you go in the boat. When you
get below the bend they will see you
and get you. Tell papa to come for
j me. Tell him I took rare of you; and
don't be frightened, yon dear, dear
mamma!" she gave Iter one long em
brace, untied and threw in the ro|w\
and carefully stepped l>a<-k to the up
per step of the door. Her mother hail
not guessed her intention till the cur
rent was carrying them far apart.
She half arose with a scream of dismay.
"Oh. I'carl! niv Pearl! come to me!
I shall die without you! And what
will become of you ?" She caiight'ono
glimpse of the brave little white fnee
smiling at tier, as the child called
cheerily after her:
"Mon't le frightened, darling. I'll
come to you just as soon a* I can. tiod
will take care of you." And then tho
rushing waters shut out every other
In her alarm and despair the mother
could have flung herself from the lioat.
How tender the little fare was, and
how smnll the ehildish figure, a* it
stood there for tho Inst word of en
couragement to her! Pearl's face
I, grew paler as the timbers of the old
tr house groaned und creaked. Her lit
is tie white kitten came mewing piteously
y to her feet, and she took it in her arms,
g while she hastily took a bundle of pa
■r pels front her father's desk. Then she
It walked through water ankle-deep to
It reach the stairs to tho half-story above,
d and she climbed them wondering il
I- the water would come to her there be
g fore papa came. Ho btid gone some
distance inland, but she knew be
11 would come for her as soon as he could,
i- What a wild waste of waters she
looked out upon ! She saw barns,
o sheds, sometimes a house, sweeping
I; down the river. Bho saw their own
', barn swing out into the current and
> t float away. She could hear the watei
0 rushing through tho doors and win
dows below, ami wondered how soon
v the house would break away, and fol
| low those she hod seen going down the
3 i stream.
1 \ "I must hang out mv golden flag, so
i papa will see me." Pearl unbraided
, ; In-r bright hair, and looked wistfully
. : out.
s Hut the weary afternoon wore away,
r and night came with its gloom and its
I chill. Poor little Pearl's courage ill*
I most failed in the darkness. Bhe sol*
■ bed pitifully for papa everything
seemed so much more terrible than
when it was light—then knelt down
anil said Iter prayers, asking first that
1 m.noma might I•• cared for, then her
' -elf, and, feeling comforted in the full
faith that toil would remember tin in
! Ii th, resolutely set herself to keep
awake until papa -liould come. Hut
1 licr head dropped on the window-sill,
and she soon slept quietly. The winged
■ messengers who wait on the prayers of
a child surely guarded her rest with
genth t rare, f■ -r when at bust the
1 strained timbers gave way, and the
1 old boii-e i.ade a . .en to the foundations
1 iii vvlii" bit had ti'd for many a long
y ar. she never knew it, but sh pt nn
"1 -aw your shining flag. Pearl, my
!'• arl opened Iter sleepy cy.stosee
the ne rn ng sun ! < nning upon her.
All the trei - upon the l ank were run
ning past her in ain <t >nfusing man
ner. I'aja was lifting hr fr- in the
window into a b v held by two other
men close to the bouse, which still
roi ked and heaved a- it*settled dceju r
and deeper into the water.
"Papa, where is mamma?"
">afe, ib ar. Sane ateamho.it men
brought hi r I:, bore, and 1 found her
lat-' last night."
"Oh-h-h ' Well, then, papa, get my
kitty and p-or old Hiddy. Oh clear J
my tie. k and my shoulders hurt."
A* she m aris) the shore she ojs-ned
her eyes in amazement, almost in
"That's mamma!" she cried, "stand
ing up! Oh, mamma, you'll hurt
Hut mamma met I '•-arl at the very
edge of the water, and h-d her to the
house whose friendly floors had leen
opened to them. la* tors have talkisj
learnedly of ni'li . a-' .diiit will
power, nerve foree, and • tier things
hard to understand. All I can tell
about it is that the gnat excitement
and some very serious thinking had
worked a wonderful hange in Pearl's
Mie now looked out at the house,
and saw the water pairing in at the
window from which the idol of her
heart had just Is-en rescued. With
arms tight almnt her, she said ;
"He has taken care of us, I'earl, bet
ter than we could have dreamed."—
//< irywr's Y"ti n.v /'• ph.
The Waste of Animal Food,'
The flesh of domestic animals fit for
food is almost a waste substance in
many rouptrics, since it can not le lo
cally consumed nor profitably preaerv
ed. In the river Plate republic! alone
there are *0,(100,000 sheep and 25,000.-
000 cattle to a imputation of 2,500,000,
For years sheep were only valued
there for their wool, and, when flayed
carcasses were left to rot, or, when
dried in the sun. piled up in stacks for
fuel, while later on they were Imilcd
down for their tallow. Nheep get very
fat in the province of lluenos Ayrcs,
and those of three and four years will
give frequently from eighteen to
twenty-five pounds of tallow. foiitVU
leaa numbers of sheep are boiled down
. every year in the so-called "grascrias"
only for tho tallow, which forms one
l of the staple articles of export. The
mutton is thrown away, or used in a
dry state as fuel. In the five years
ending with 1850, more than 1,500,000
sheep and 200,000 horned cattle were
lmibd down simply for their tallow, in
the colonies of New South AVales and
Victoria, We F.nglish are great meat
eaters, and, as our home supply 1
quite Insuflieierit, we have to import
more than 600,000 tons every year.
I With the growth of our population,
and the decreasing number of live
' stock at home, the imports of meat
from nhroad have prodigiously-increased
s in the last quarter of a century.
j On a Railway Train In Japan.
i. A traveler given thin account of
y what he saw in a Japanese! railroad
train: Our fellow passengers are- well
v worth studying. First come in the
0 men of business going to Yokohama.
0 OH Is their daily custom. These men
are drcased in foreign clothes, and
1 many of them understand foreign lan.
y gunge, English or (ionium. They are
0 mostly an intelligent looking group of
c men. llesides these somewhat for
1 e'gnlzed nativesa, we have the real,
genuine native article, with nothing
j foreign about him excepting his hat
Hats are very generally worn, unless if
, is a rainy day, when they are left at
j home and the wearer goes han-hcaderi.
t The Japs are peculiar. On a cold
i# rainy day they go about with their
,j dress skirts caught up to their waists,
and the wati-r all streaming down their
0 hare legs. Their dress must he sav.
Ed, even at the cost of some personal
lnconvenience. In the iarwe c an < e
j this native clre.s; a 100-e robe with n„
buttons, hut folded over the breast and
fastened with a sash. This is the
dress of the men as well as of the
women. Some of the dress* are \en
rich indeed, being made of beautiful
silk. One-half is longer than the
other, which allows for being pulled
up above the sash, and then hanging
. down in front, making a pouch. 'I lu n
[ is the jsM'kct where nearly everything
is carries!. At the bottoms of the*
1 large, square sleeves there are pocket
also. M'sj eiiil. d from the sash is a
little box and a leather wallet. > >mo
[ times tin o artichsare exipii ite and
I very costly. The box contains the to.
I ! hacco j j e all I the wallet the tobacco
j , The liox is fr• jueatly made of ivory or
( ! bronze, (inch worked. Japanese to.
bacco is very mild. The average
, ! American would disdain to una It.
Milil as it IS, luit little is . NMI mod at
, | onetime. I tie wlcle nuiou'it of to"
l acco lliil.itusi would !i' t I p.al to
a puff of a -<r<>ng • gar. I: t the al.
newt univer <al pr.e tihere is to draw
, all the smoke up, cxje-Uingii from the
Il'rstriis Histe.ul of f roiu the lips-
Women -*. ok<- as w- II as men
Ith) the liny I amr Hark.
• | A small I y, with an inte]ligr*jit fa
went into a fruit dealer's store and ije-
) 'siting a 1 <x ■ f gr.ej <s n th<- • int
er, storsl looking down
"I don't want the grajw-s, my little
fellow," said the dealer. "I've got a.
- many grape . now as I ran <ll. Take
i tin in away."
I •Tliey are yours," the boy -aid, look
"Yes sir. Yesterday evening I
came alrng here arnl fre.k tins t -a of
gra|res from the stand at the door. !
knowed it w.- sti.ilin', an' niv mother
always told lie not to t.ik' anything
that did not Wlong t<> m . but I
couldn't help it. Just liefore I left
Icnic my little sister that was uk
said,'Oh, if I had some grapes like
them I saw down town 1 could cat 'em.*
We didn't have ii i money, and iiolwdy
knowed u-. Vui-c wo h.vl just moved
into the h"U'\ Mother washed
rlotlies, but wiien sister got sick she
hail to quit. Wiien 1 took the clothe-*
home th<- lad) told me to rotne nr-vt
day for the money, but when 1 wen'
there the house was shut up and the
jicoplc was gone, so we didn't have any
money to get grapes with. Mother
said 'never mind, we would get some
money after a while.' 1 saw- her go t
Into the other room, an' when I watch
ed her slie liad her face buried in A
pillow an' was pray in". I come away
down town an' st>*sl aroun' a long
tin.c waitin' to git a chance, an' after
a while, when you wasn't lookin', 1
took a liox an' ran away with it."
"Hut why did you bring it back?"
the dealer asked.
"Because," replied the little lsiy,
choking down a sob, "when I got
1 home the little girl was dead."
The Hussian stove is made of fire
resisting porcelain, is always ornamen
tal and frequently a highly artistic,
handsome article of furniture. Inter
nally it is divided by thick fire elay
walls into several upright chamWr*
or flues, usually six in nuinlrer. Some
dry file wood is lighted in a suitable
fireplace anil is supplied with only
sufficient air to effe-ct combustion, all
of which enters liclow and passes fair
ly through the fuel. 1 lie products of j
combustion Wing thus undiluteil
with unnecessary cold air, are very
highly heated and in this state pass up i
compartment No. 1. They are then
deflected and pass down No. 2, up No. 1
3. down through No. 4. again up No.
5, and down No, ti. At the end of
this long journey they have given up
most of their heat to the twenty-four
heat-alisorbing surfaces of the ii re-clay
walls. Then all communication with
the chimney Is cut ofT, the tire is put
out, having done its works, ami the
interior of the stove has bottled up its
caloric ready for emission Into the
■ room, and passing through the non
conducting w alls of the stove is radia-
I tisl into the apartments.
The Kirg Machine.
Tlie hen is literally an egg machine
her chief purpo c being tin; production
,of eg;;s. Hike any other kind of
iu:i"hiii",-lie must have the raw materia'
with which to manufacture her prod,
nets, and unhns her wants in that
respect are fully supplied slie will bo
valuable only according to the degree
with which she is used. Mic has also
j a limit to tier capacity, and should not
he expc ted to perform service beyond
, her ability, but should, however, bo
kept in con-feint running order go long
as she is nccdi-d by her owner. The
material upon which she should work
must vary according to tin- require,
incuts of the manufactured article,
arid, a - in r instinct teaches her how to
, -elect, all that is nee -ary i- to place
w ttun |i r ro.e h that which die de
sires, and everything W ill lie well.
T > produce.- an ( -gg the li< n must
have a certain kind of I od for the yelk
"r i.it portion, known as carls,niveous,
and for the white slie needs foil rili
in nitrogen, from which she mak-i
albumen. | ~r tic shell -lie needs
lime, while many other üb-!iin< <•
enter into the euiii|Misition which it i;
iinm ' "-s-.ir\ to detail, tlie omission o
anv of tiieiu Wing detriment d to goo>l
w.-rk on h-r part. 'J Jul-, while we
mav fees! a hen liberally, apparently,
ly omitting that which is n*e|ei| t>
complete the proec, -lie ma; remit, n
i'lle (or want of a single- sub-tame
thou h full ii plied with everything
1 - *• v he . (ten -.v i-s iit(lt< ations "f
her wants, for the "-..ft-she-lh-d eggs."'
0 asiojialiy noti'ixl, adrnoiii h the
bri" !■ r that lime m -<> m- si jj
n- 'sb d 'I he change of • o]i,r in their
• -mi, ami wattle-. th<* drooping of the
wings and the arixioij. nervou- aje
p<'.ram <• ar<- all -ign a that -otiiething
.sradi illy wrong, for when the pro
dm t ve organs are n-.* healthy the
vigor f the f"W i is !.i.-w.se aff.s-tel
by - 1- ii d'-rangeineiit.
How iiii]M>rtatit ,t is. tWn, to en
deavor to keep different kinds of raw
material within reach ( ,f the hen in
■ rder to realizes fr -m lu r all that shs
can as an • gg machine-. She is
spec ially adaj ti-l for that purpose-, and
her health is la tter when she is in good
laying< ore! t on than ~t any other time*
Iv' rv machine <*<•< n< r or later wear
out, ami iti order tok<-< pthem in work
ing or<b r they are <-i I<-1 and carefully
watched, lut the hc-n attends to he r
own detail- if siippl.-I with t atorod,
a s)e- - a iiv.ng factory for ego jr.. ,
duet ben. If sin- we arson! she supple -
he r place with lu r eiesce ndants. ami :•
eve r ready to a-1 well her part if he r
owner w ill del likew is.
\cw Method nf Treating lilk.
new meth'ri eef treating milk has
b- - n iiitr'luce 1 in ■--me- of the Ver
ne nt ei.i ri'o. which i attracting r.-n.
siderable atte-ntmn. The milk is peit
int-i se-veral horizontal cylinders of
ir ii. aroiinel which ste ~in is turnel
until the- milk is raise-,) t<• a temj>era
ture of lib, degrees The ste.im is
then turned e.ff, and • -Id vs ,ter is in
tr "be esf. which brings tlie milk down
be a temperature of foriy degrees,
which r -jiiires about feeir hours' tune,
i at which point tim milk will have eie
cre-ae,l in Miluine eight-and-a-half
gallons te i every thousand pounds of
milk. \t the name time the cooling
process is begun air-pumps. ceenn<cte,l
with the milk cylinders, arc net in
motion, exhausting the air till the
guage shows a pro-sure of thirteen
jreuinils. when the operation ceases, and
the milk rests in the" vacuum the
maining part of the twenty-four honm.
The bone-fit claimed tolw derived from
the vacuum is the freeing of the milk
from offensive odors and destructive
germs, and the securing of a more
rapid and perfect separation of the
cr< am bv the removal of the pressure
of the atmosphere. At the enel of
; twenty-four hours the milk is drawn
away fh<ui the cfeam into a vat for
making cheese, and is treated as in the '
ordinary "acid process." Meantime j
the cream is churned sweet and the
1 buttermilk added to the skimmed milk
for the cheese Tlie cream is churned
at fifty-eight elegrees. salted an ounce
; to the pound, stands twenty-four honra, j
and Is then reworked nn<l packed
i The butter is colored, the butter make r
I remarking that "the- cream Wing I
raisi-el in the dark made coloring neces
sary." By t'ds nipthod they secure
from the same 100 pounds of milk,
four and one-half pounds of butter
unci nine an I one-half pounds of
cheese. Some analysis of Professor
Habin, of tlie University of Vermont
anil Agricultural College, show a re.
murkable separation of cream, only
"ne nnd a half per cent of fat remain
ing in tho skim milk.
CLIPPINGS FOR THE CVRIOCft.
A Colorado rough proudly wear* a
ring through a hole which w as made in
| Lin ear by the bullet of a barroom a/1*
| veraary'a pistol.
'1 he word "worste/1" applied to wool
en yarn, is derived from the town of
Worsted in Norfolk. "Worsted" stands
for Worth-stead, from Worth, an es
tate, and "Btead" a place.
The first Chinese child ever born in
the city of Washington is the daughter
1 of the Chinese minister. Hhe is nam-
I ed Mi Ju. Ml means America, and in
given in honor of this country.
Hunters in Panther Creek swamp,
in Mississippi, shot a deer that had a
human skull impaled on one of the
prongs of its right horn. The prong
had entered the eye, and grown up
around the skull bone,
Itesides the four quarter-days once
t in use in England, Christmas, Lady
I 'ay, Midsummer and Michaelmas,
four "cross quarter-days" were once in
use; Candlemas, Whitsuntide, Latum an
and Martinmas, and even now some
English rents are payable on those
days, and in Scotland these quarter
t days are in common use.
! There is a young man in Michigan
i w'ho would he apt to raise very con-
II siderahly the lire risk on any bouse
| where he resided. He ha* only to
take a handkerchief, hold it to his
mouth, ruh it with his hands while
he breathes through it, and it bursts
instantly into flames. In the same
way he < an light a fire without the aid
of mat' hes.
An old Loui-iana fisherman, shak
ing of the millions of p-ir|>oj-cs in the
gulf, -aw "The porpoise is looked
upon kindly, as one looks upon a
Poland China hog, an enemy to no
l>dy, a peaceable and good-natured
fish. Fisherman and others have for
iiiru a kindly feeling a- the enemy and
ma-t'-r of the -hark, which he is -.id
to handle as roughly as a wild U>ar
handles a yard d -g.
The "woolsack," as the lord chan
cellor's se.it in the house of lords is
called, is actually a large square bag
of wool, without either l a'kor arms,
coverisi with plan i l doth. It ,s
'•a.d to have le. n intr-dm-ed in Queen
Lii/.ils til's tine a* a memento of the
passing >.f an act prohibiting the •
j-irtation of wo..J; but Lord ainpbell,
in h.s "L;\ < s of tb<- Lords < ham-ell. irs"
finds its origin in "the rud'- s:mj.licity
of early times, when a sack of wool
was frequently used as a sofa -when
the Midges at on a hard wooden tienrh,
and the advocate, stood behind a
rough wooden rail, called the bar."
SiiTinc* for ttl.l Vcc.
No one denies that t is wj*e to make
provision f. r old age, but w< are not
all agree l as to the k.n i of provision
it ;s l.e-t to lay in. Certainly w<* shall
Want a little money, f-.r a destitute old
man i iricc.-l a ~rry - ght : yes, save
in nev f v all mean*. Hut an old man
needs just that particular kind of
strength which young men nr.- most
apt to waste. Many a young man will
throw away <>n a holiday a certain
amount of nervous energy which lie
will ne\er fee' the want of until he is
seventy, and then how mudi he will
want it! It is curious, but true, that
a Isittle of champagne at twenty will
Int. nsifythe rheumatism of three-score-
It is a fact that overtasking the eyes at
fourteen may necessitate the u*e of
si>cctacles at forty instead of sixiy.
We ail vise young mailers to lie saving
of health for their old age, for the
niavim hold* In regard to health as to
money: "Waste not, want not." It i*
the greatest mistake to suppose that
violation of laws of health can e-cape
its penalty. Nature forgives no sin,
no error ; she lets off the offender for
fifty years sometimes, but she catches
him at last, and inflicts the punish
ment just when, just where, and just
how ho feels it most. Save up for old
age, but save knowledge; save the
recollection of good and nolile deeds
innocent pleasures and pure thoughts
save friends, save love. .Save rich
stores of that kind of wealth which
time cannot diminish nor death take
Illp. Ilip, Hurrah!
Very few people who cry "Hip. hip
hurrah!" with such gusto, know any
thing aliout the origin of the words.
During the times of the crusades the
chivalry of Europe was amused to
arms by the inflammatory appeals of
IVter the Hermit, who always displav
ed a luinner emblazoned w ;th the fol
lowing letters. "11. E. P.," the initials
of the Latin words Hierosolyma est
perdita, or Jerusalem is destroyed.
The people who were not aojuaintod
with Latin pronounced the letters as a
word—hep: and whenever they chanc
ed to meet a poor Jew they raised the
cry, "Hep, hep, hurrahT and the
chances were greatly in favor of the
Jew's feeling the point of their aworda.