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WHEN I ARV -OLD.
When I am old—and oh, how soon
Will tiles sweet morning yield to noon,
'And noon's broad, fervid, earnest light,
Beabrowded In the gloom of night I
Till like a story well nigh told,
Will seem my life—when I am old.
When I ant old—thls breezy earth
Will luso the ate its voice of mirth
--The streams will have an undertone
of sadness—not by right their own;
And spring's sweet flowers in vain unfold
In rosy charms—when 1 am old.
When I fun old I shall not carc
To deck with tloweis my faded hair ;
'Twill be no vain desire of ntine„
In rich and costly robes to shine;
Bright . ..jewels and the brightest gold
Will charm me naught—when lan) old
When 1 urn old—tny friends will be
Old and infirm and bowed hke me;
Or else their hodiel' neath the NHL
Their apirits dwelling safe with God,
The old church hell will long have toiled
Abov,e their rest—when I tun old.
When I am old—rd rather bend
Thom sadly o'er cacti buried friend,
Then see them lose the earnest truth
That marks the friendship of our youth;
'Twill be en such to have them cold,
Or dump to me—when I ant old.
When I am old—oh how It stems
Like the wild lunacy of dreams
To picture in prophetic rhyme,
That dint, far distant, shadowy time;
So distant that it seems o'er bold
Even to say—when I ant old.
When I am old—perhaps ere then,
I shall be missed tram the haunts of men ;
Perhaps my dwelling will be fimmi
Beneath the green and quiet mound;
My name by strangers' hands enrolled
Among the dead—ere I am old.
Ere I am uld—th.• time is now,
For youth fins lightly on my brow;
My limbs are firm, and strong, and free,
Life has a thousand charms for me;
Charms that will long their influence hold
Within my heart—ere I mu old.
Ere I am old—oh let me give
My We to le:intim; how to
'Nen shall I met, with willing heart.
An early summons to depart.
Or find my lengthened days consoled
By Omni sweet peace—when I am oh.
The Story Teller
TILL OLD MAN'S DARLING.
Margery Hilton's fortnite was made.
;20 she cobgrai ti ts (I Its sae-If as she gas
ed upssts the (hansom] solitaire a hich,bui
all hour hefore, Col. Leslie had placed cup
on her linger. Ills worth of love still vi•
heated ill her ears,litit stramze to say.there
teas no responsive, mel o dy' In her heart.
Al it •ugh her hps had promised that she
would lw his wife. Stir wits a young girl
not yet out of her teens, poor, beatitifti;
-00 l ambitious, Colonel Leslie urns fifty,
hale, eentivinailly and rich. He had gone
to the little Ulabillacticring village of
S--Jspon, business, had, accidently
met with Margery, and having been en
raptured with her beauty, address , d Let
after a short acyraintaner. Aid so whilst
ite as s rapidly being borne to his city
clinic', thinking of the loveliness of the
bade hr haul Tut.n.uusui ItiNullutim6ht means
of making her halTy, 31sigery Fat in her
tittle clamber dreaming bright dreams to
be realize din the future. Her fortune
was made. What did it matter now if
there had been poverty and privation in
the past ? Was riot the future bright
with wealth and splendor?
"I shall bar: di.intoutis and laces, and
society to my heart's content," she mus
ed, gazing from the window into the
cloudless east, where the round, rising
Mt On looked softly into her glittering
'-yea. "I shall purchase them dearly, per
haps, but I shall be an 'old man's dar
ling.' Colonel Leslie said so to-night as
lie placed the seal of our betrothal upon
my flogs r. It is true that titers is a great
disparity of years between us, hut 1 am
satisfied with the contract I have made.
I shall be 'clothed in purple-and fine linen
every-day.' and if lam not happy, there
is no one to blame but myself. I shall no
longer be dePendent upon those „who
grudge even the little morsel I eat."
The wedding seas a quiet one. The
village had never seen a lovelier bride
nor a happier groom, and when after a
month's travel, the couple took possession
of their luxuriant home, Margery con
gratulated herself upon the brilliancy of
her fortune. Her brightest dreams met
with fallffllment. She entered into her
new life with all the zest of her fresh,
young spirit. glorying in the beauty that
had purchased her - pleasures, and leasing
nothing undone that could encharce her
Colonel Liebe accompanied her every
where she wished to go.
too young, too inexperienced
Jur me to allow her freedom,' he said
'eare:ssitigly. '•She will doubtless tire of
this frivolity after a while, and will set
tle down in the happy home 1 have so
often Pict urid to myself."
But time wore on and not even a shad
ow of such a Weariness - appeared to cloud
the young wife's spirits. No gayety was
proposed which did• not tempt her paitt
cipatitar and no temptation met" with re
. After a yearofnatient waiting,the fris
nlithis in which she. indnlged became so
distasteful.to him that he could .not
strain his iMpatienee. ' But'frirads inter
posed, declaring that the loy.Ply airs:
sboald..not make a recluse -of herself,
and offering to accompany 'her wherever
she wish~tf to go.' He transferred' her, as
it were - to:their protection, - .and,day after
day and Odd. after night lie was left
alone as merciless as though he had.
been but a hired-attendant of the house-
Devoted as lie bed once been to, hit
wife, thestrength -of his ardor began to
abate, and -beginning to believe that she
had married him for his 'wealth,. he_ de
termined to restrict her. - gayeties in a
measure. 1e would make overtures to
her reason and. judgment, -and, if they
, failed he would assert theauthority . which.
centred` in himself; and.:whieft ,she had . so
Ile waa in Op :library
gery's coming,as usual, upon the evening
of the Most ontestaulmout of
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the season. An hour after midnight she
entered, radiant in velvet and diamonds.
He arose and offered to remove her wrap
pings. . .
"Thank yon," she returned icily, still
standing, "but I shall more immediately
and there is no need of uzwrepping
"Just as you please,'" he answered hau-
Lily, resuming his seat and gazing fur a
moment into the beautiful face for him ;
"brit I have something to say to you
which must he heard here and now."
Margery gathered he cloak more close
ly about her shoulders, and resting both
hands upon the back of the chair by
which she was standing, said, almost de
"If you have anything to say, p'ease
say it as quickly as possible. Lam tired
and have need of rest; my demands for
to morrow are pressing."
"And mine, Margery, you will find. are
still more so. I have been trifled with,
and my expressed desire neglected long
enough. You will remember hereafter
that I stand first in this household, and
that any wishes are entitled to ennui con
"Perhaps ynu had better explain," she
said enntemptotisly; "I do not know that
I have the tonor of comprehending your
"I shall certainly be more esplicit,then,"
he said mildly, still determined not to ap•
pear irritated by her indifference. "We
hare been married almost three years,
Margery, and in all thr t time I have been
u slave to your bidding. It is true that I
am more than twice your own age, hut I
became your husband, fondly believing
that in your love my heart would regain
its youthfulcess and that you would find
comfort and happiness in being an 'old
man's dar ing."l'llat I have been disap
pointed I freely acknowledge; that you
hare I can but infer. I realize now the
vanity of the hope which b-d me to unite
old age with youth, since our tastes are so
dissimilar. What I have to say to you.
however. is this; that I desire you to re
linquish in a measure, those frivolities
a Inch are separating us so surely mud so
Margery looked for a moment into his
face and said :
"Suppose I do not desirr to moolince
those pleasure, which yciu condemn so
••ThCn I shall resort to that authority
which, as your husband, is vested in
"And it I do not choose to cubmit to
that ;xothorit v
- That is not a gio-stion to he discwsed
between us. - he exclaimed, empliatieal , y.
now thoroughly aroused and irate. "I am
master of this house, as you will find to
your c.n.t. That y o u bare never earl
for me except LA the represettative of the
.•••alth which purchases tour pleasure, is
h.. plain a ease to admit of argument.—
But there is one thing of which von may
rest a•sured, whilst yon bear my name it
most remain as unsullied as when von
received it. Ido not wish you to regard
me as a brute, tow yet 33 a tyrant, but
this continued dissipation must cease. I
ant too old to be dragged front one scene
of gayety to another, Laid us it were. to
the wheels of your triumphaut chariot.
and since 1 cannot alt. nd you, v. u must
eooline yours.•lf more a t hom e , I' mu em ,
ret ite now if you pleas. but remember
that I expect your compliance with my
"Thank you for the privilege!" she re
turned sarcastically. "I shall not retire.
however, until the irstion is definitely
settled." Iler eyes glowed like midnight
stare, and upon her white forhead heads
of perspiration sparkhd like diamonds in
the full blaze of the chandelier, beneath
which she stood. "That Ido bnt lore you,
Colonel Leslie, you seem to be well snare
I married yon because I was dazzled by
those visions of splendor which yon plan
ed before my eyes, and I sighed for them
ae these who travel in the sandy deserts
thirst for water. Fashion and society are
my idols, and disconnected from them I
would no! turn over my hand to live
another hour. I shall not give them up
without a struggle you may rest assured.
but the victory is not always witb the
strong. Good nicht!" she added, turn.
ing from him and leaving the room with
an air of an empr. ss.
Colonel Leslie, stunned and mortified
by her confession buried his face in his
hands. This was the bitter ending of his
_dream; this cold, calculating
woman: the wife who presided over his
"She shall have her own way," he sud
denly, stoically resolved. "If she married
me, us she says for my wealth, she shall
not he cheated in the bargain. She shall
enjoy her freedom unmolested while I
live, and my wishes hereafter remain un
Two—four years passed away, and then
the end of it all came. Margery was sit
ting alone in her elegant drawing room
whence an hundred guests had just do.
parted, when Cal. Leslie entered hastily
and drew a chair to-her side. She gather
ed her trailieg ro'oes of amber satin more
closely around her, as if fearing contami
nation. lie noticed this movement and
vowed years ago, Margery. that I
never would again l y word or look de
tract from your b sppiness, and faithfully
until now I kept that vow. This, howev.
er, is a perilous moment for both of as.
and mast account for this intrusion.
have a communication to snake which
will startle yon, but von must bear
Are you listening? I" am a bankrupt,liar
gery. a bankrupt!" .
"A bankrupt!" she exclaimed, hoarsely.
"Are you in earnest?"
"Yes, in terribly earnest as to morrow's
Proceedings will show. I have not-a dol
lar in the world, which I can honestly
call my own. For your sakel regret.—
You worship wealth and position, yoit
told .me once, and I nave-never forgotten
God knows I pity you."
"What are we to do?" she asked brok
enly, for try as, shemight, the tears would
not be, repressed.
4 , 1 do not know," he answered vaguely.
"The tidings reached me but a feW hOursf
ago and - .since
,then I hare ; thought of
nothing but shall-tell-you without
breaking your•heark I MO'net:itio Old to
- work for but how wilt pi
will endure on: misfortune? You doubt
less reproach me fur not having provided
against this contingency when we were
married, but I did nut know then that
you sold vonrself to me. • I ihonght that
you loved me a little notwithstanding the
disparity of rears between us." •
Hr ceased speaking, and abruptly left
For a moment Margery's heart softened
towards him, bat the next she rose ne,
and sweeping her eyes over the magnifi
cent apartment. said bitterly:
"No, no, I cannot live without them."
She ascended to her chamber, where
her maid was awaiting her coming. She
wearily submitted herself to her skillful
hands and bath% submitted a morning
wrapper for the parry robes, she dismised
her sleepy attendant and sank into an
easy chair which stood before the fire.—
She folded her white jeweled hands in her
lap, and thought over the events of the
past few rears.
"What a vain, profitless life I have liv
ed !" she murmured regretfully. "Who
has been profitted by it ? Not even my
self. And with the abundant means I
have wasted. how much good I might
have done. Have I, indeed, been happier
than I was when I sat in my little charm
ber, the ornaments I possessed, a white
rose for my hair, and my moth"r's old
fashioned wedding ring fur my finger ?"
And with her mother's memory came
hack a tenderness, a softness to the heart
of Margery Leslie which had not visited
it for years.
"It is not too late to retiieve myself,and
I will," she added resolutely. "I can not
recall the past, lint I cau at lea t prove to
my husband that I am not dead to all
sense of honor and shame."
Margery descended to the breakfast
room a different person. The elements
of true womanhood had so long alnmber•
ed in her breast that only the rudest shock
could have liroused them. With their
awakening' came the conviction of their
unworthiness, and a (hitt ruination to re-
gain the esteem she had lost. Col. Leslie
•was not present at the table. and to the
servant who summoned him, he said:
"Excuse me to your mistress, and bring
me a cup of coffee. 1 wish nothing else."
"1 will carry it to him myself," said
Margery. a hen she received the menage,
and in a few m•oneuts more she entered
the library where he was silting,.
"Caw I as,ist yt a?" she said softly. us
she d posited the unique- silver breakfast
service at his side.
He had not not.ced her presence before.
He glanced hastily into her face and the
tear.; good in Isis e%ei.
I du not 'know whether yon can or not."
he replied alniust wi:d y. "Mv bruin is
in u whirl. "Thes:e IL.Lpers,' pointing to
the heaps upon hit eal•er hand, —repre
sent all 1 possessed. I hate been here all
night, Margery, and tn) conviction, Liner
.1 thur.on 4 h 11, vestigati is that we are
hl ggi r
`Yon HMO rrft fOtr, II! rat,.." she
sa -and wliety you • hare drab k
your c...tti.e, irr will talk- of uur mirror.
Whdst lie partook of his breaktast.she
tot ded heizelf in Arrangin ,, the disorded
apartment. u ne off the gatAmtlich
ull ourned hrilnanty, and throwing
:male the heavy curtains, admitted the
•indight into the room. Nut until then
did die oh erve the change that bad take
en place in her husband's appearance.—
lls was worn and haggard, and his whole
frame trembled as with an ague. Marge
ry sat down near him. and leaning her
arms upon the table, looking into his face.
"You are easily discouraged, Col. Les
lie," she said u ith emotion.
"1 comprehend our situation much
more clearly than yon do," he answered
"01 the business details, I am of course
ignorant," she answered; "but they do
not alter or affect the fact which so inti
matelv concerns tie."
"You realize it all, then, and yet your
heart is not broken!" lie gasped, rather
"You refer to the conversation that
passed between 'us years ago ?" she inquir
ed, the red flush mantling her cheek, and
the tears gathering in her. eyes.
Yes. You told isle that you would not
care to live bereft of society and wealth.
That remembrance has been the bitter.s
- drop in the hitter, bitter cut)."
"Forget it!" she exclaimed passionate
ly. "Forget that I was ever so unwo
manly, so ungrateful. Our married life
so fur has proven a failure, but there, is
time enough to redeem it."
Colonel Leslie. could scarcely believe
that he heard aright. "You are not jes
ting with me, Margery ?"
••Indeed, indeed I am not," aheexclalm
ed earnestly. "Althougk I hare proved
teeresnt to the trust you once reposed in
me, I am worthier to day to be your wife
than I was upon our bridal morning. If
you will only esteem me again es you
once did, you shall never have cause to
Colonel Leslie gathered her to his
heart, and• pressed hie lips to her fore
"There is light ahead fur us. Margery,"
he end, its soon as he
. corild trust him
self 'to speak. "It is not at all sti dark
AS it was awhile ago. I have education.
talent, too, my ftiends used •fo sup, and
old as I am, they must be brought into
requisition. In my early manhood, I
read and Practiced liv.and a low mouths'
'study will tit me - for the profession again.
There was but a thousands left of
all of Colonel Leslie's vast estate. Hut
when Margery left the spacious residence
which had been the scene of so many so
cial triumphs, she felt but one sincere:re
gret, utd that was that so many oppor
tunitieforiloitig'gocid had'bren wasted,.
Thengitthe borne site entered was hum
ble. in ionmarismi; she realized , . that .
mestinamitentruent which otherwise she
never would have! known. . .
With the Vigor , find energy which had
always heen . ,proMinent traits. in Colonel
Leslie's character, . he , eutered, inte..birt
profession and became distinguished as a
lauler. Once in the right path Margery
never faltered, and being constantly - m
thersoelety . of her hisband t she learned to
loVe hini,...deveteary..„.. Although.
his-hair is irb ite,with .age..his f,irm
stately, and his step still firm,while. by his
side, whether in his library poring over,
his ponderous books, or in his parlor en
tertaining his friends, is the elegant fizain
and beautiful face of Ntutgeryi- 'the old .
His Sunday Pants.
Mr. O'Clurence purchased a new * pair
of pants, Saturday. When he got home
his wife was' mixing bread. She Wiped
her hands on her apron, and made a Care
ful examination-of the pants. First she
pinched one leg of them, and asked him
if he did't think it was too much. After
that he stood off sways so she could get a
look at the fit, so to burnt a right 'opinion
of it.. Then she asked him if he couldn't
draw them up higher, us they touched the
floor. Ile said he couldn't without split
ting himself in two,Which there appeared
no urgent necessity for his doing. She
pinched them again, taking •up his leg
and eyeing it thoughtfully while he
clutched the table with his hund,agd hop
ped around on the other leg to rei3t him
self:7E4%i was not doLfident they were all
cothin4those clothing people do lie so'—
but she was .1)t quite sure. However,
she could tell better at the window, and
drew him over,there to the iminent dag
ger of tippling hint over, and breaking
his spine. She rubbed them again, and
turned up the leg so to see the other side,
and all the while her Mind gathered'
doubts and forebodings. If he had only
said he was going to buy a pair of pants
she would have went with hint herself,
and picked them out. But tailors know
that a man can't tell one kind of cloth
from another, and will put off anything
on hint. Then she abruptly dropped his
kg, and went to the back, door and called
Mrs. Mugent came in, and being made
acquainted with the particulars, pinched
Mr. O'Clarence's legs herself, and asked
him why he didn't buy the cloth and
have his pants made at home. Mr.
O'Clarence didn't like the bother, and
Mrs. O'Clarence explained that he always
would have his ow i way. Mrs. Mugent
said an uncle of Mr. Mugent, who lived
is Bridgeport, got a pair of all wool
pants last April for tive dollars, and you
(Mr. and Mrs O'Clarence) would have
thought they cost ten dollars if a cent;
the cloth .was just as .tine. and firm as
anything could be. Mr. Mugent would
sometimes get the impression that he
must have his pants ready made, lint he
always .got cheated. - tibe - was "rttaitive
there was not u lotto(' w.Ol in these,paptis
and if they Were Mr. rugea's
have them taken back. That is exactly
what Mrs. O'clarence thought, end in
spite of Mr. O'Clarence's proteations he
t ok !hem back and got another pair.—
The other pair was a little short in one
leg, and pinched his stomach, but there
was wool in them, Mrs. Nugent said.
Mr. Loomis and the Brakeman.
3for:imer J. Loomis is one of the most
violent- of the denunciators Of railroad
monotones. - Since his last advent re on
the cars he hates a ruijruad worse than an
Arapahoe Indian hates a baldheaded Pres-
Syternan. Loomis has tits of somnambul
ism occasionally,and at such- times he has
an uncontrollable tendency to wander in
to dangerous places. More than once be
has been surprised, upon waking, to find
himself roosting on the comb of the roof,
or hanging head foremost down the well,
with one leg around the bite•ket handle.
He went out to Pittsburg a few days ego,
and when he entered the sieeping car the
thou ,, lit struck him that he might .get to
prowlitg about during the night - While
asleep, and walk off the platform into a
better world. So he went to the brakeman
and gave him a dollar, with strict instruc
tions that if he saw Mortimer J. Loordis
walking around that car in his sleep to
seize him and force him back at all has.
zards. Then Loomis turned in, and soon
his reverberating snore echoed the screech
of th- locomotive. About two o'clock
Loomis awoke, and as the air of the cur
seemed stifling, he determined to go out
on the platform fora fresh breath or two.
Jest as he got to the door, that vigilant
brakeman saw him, grabbed him, floored
him and held him down. - When Loomis
recovered his breath, he indgnautly ex
claimed: "You immortal ass! What d'you
mean ? Lem'me get up, I tell you ; I'm as
wide awake as you.are." But•that cur
m.don of a grasping corporation put
another knee ou Loomis' breast and insis
ted that Loomis was asleep ; and then he
called another brakeman, and after a ter
rific struggles during which Loomis re
ceived bumps and blows enough to wake
an Egyptian mummy that had been dead
for six thousand sears, the railroad man
jammed hint into a berth, put a trunk
and eight carpet-bags on him, and then
sat on him to hold him down until morn
ing. The first thing . Mr. Loomis asked
for when he arrived iii Pittsburg was a re
spectable hospital where they cured. the
temporarily insane. Ile thinks his reason
was partially dethroned by his efforts to
comprehend how the brakeman' conk
hare the face to ask him for another dol
lar because of the trouble Loomis gave
him during the night.- 7 -Max Adder. -
nig following corr4pondence it Said
to have taken place between a merahain,
and one of his debtors: "Sir, your.
count has been standing for two vears;"l
- have it settled innnedtately:" An.
ewer : "Sir, tidifitrusitally settle by, stand•
ing: I regret that my account is an- ea
,ception.'• 'lf it. is standing too long,-sup
pose you let it run a little.". ••••
AN Irish priest, stariding - upon a teaf• .
fold, bestowed the following coniolition
upon a murderer about to be hanged;
"May, ye nivel.; forget the melancholy ;
teaching of the lisson before ye, an' -May,.
the mimery of this interesting mousier)
last ye long as ye inhabit this world.".
A L4*Tnn. hung ant
Goiranue, for two years ;' and ,thok
Mt; dB: iio had only one ca.fa in all that
time, and that Wag Inflummatoryldieurow:
Vaal, and it:rwarly,
BVROLARE itcel their- hearts.
Sap Patrick to Biddy : "Good mornite modestl
lea a bit av a secret I've got for yerear-: • •
It's pruner that Is iikin'so-charmin' the day
That the - heart
.14 ma bream Is fast slippin'
away 1" •
"'Tit ybu that kin Mather," Miss Biddy replies,
dud throws hint s glance from her merry blue.
"Anahl thin," cried Patrick, 'fie thlnkin' av
That's. toskin' me bean sick, me darlint that's
Shure I've waited a long while to tell you this
;same, • • '
And Biddyllaloney 'll.lm sicb a Mine 'name!"
Cries Biddy : "Have done 'aid yer telkln ,
Shure me Lean's not tne own for this many a
"I gave It away to a good•lnokln' boy,
Who thinks there iv no one like Biddy 3lolloy ;
So don't bother me, Pat jist he alsy save she.
"Indade, If ye•Il let me, 1 will that r , Busby.
"Ws a bit of a ttirt that ye are on the sly;
lll.not trouble ye more, but I'll bid ye
"Arrah Patrick," cries Biddy; 'fan' where are ye
Shure it isn't the best av good marmeraye're
TO lave me so suddint I" "Cchl Biddy" cries
'Y9P have, khocked the cock feathers Jist out
av me bat?'
"Come hark; Pat?' Bays she. "What for,
thin ?' says he.
"Bekase I meant you all the time, Pat I" says
In Sherman, Texas, says a correspon
dent, we saw for the first time an
ior'grinding bheat into flour. It was a
great novelty, and reminded ns of the
(lop:burn days of boyhoixl, when faith
ful old "Watch," the I aine-liono.vd .house
dog. u•id the writer berrof used to tramp
togethi:r_on the tread, to make the wheel
go aroutid, that the churn dasher might
be sent up and down till [Miter was inade.
That was years ago, but the memory of
those days liogers like an eventful dream.
Here we found un old brown building. In
it was the machinery of grist mill com
plete. Just outside the main Purtian,litit
tinder cover. Were the motive power--sevui
long horned, subdued Vexed steers, chew
ing their ends us they lazily climbed a
great wheel fifty feet across, and ground
out. three thousand pounds of superfine
Libor every day of the year. '
These ox-mills are quite nnmerous in
Ihesouth; and are profitable institutions;
by the .way. • about. half. a. dozen oxen
twill keep.the great. a heel in: motion, and
turn out av fine an article of flour as can
be prddiMed by water of steam power.—
Jost outside the Mill in an enclosure were
several other taittle waiting, but in no
hurry furthe hoar when theywere to go
ntarchingg • on, while their fellows should
rest. We caw the engineer of this swab
liShmetit as he was woe:dint 'up with a
fork full of new " mown tiny, and when
we asked it his engines ever blew up he
gazed apiiu us with a look of admiration
a less observant man_ Might have takeii
There are men born with a - genius for
money-making—with:the initiuct of ac
cumulation., The talent and the inclina
tiori to convert dollars into duubluona by
bargains or shrewd investments ore in
them just as strongly marked and us on.
controllable as were the abilities and the
inclination of Shakespeare to produce a
Hamlet and an. Othello, of Raphael to'
paint his cartoons, of Beethoven to coax
pose his symphonies, or Mork. to invent
an electric teiegrapk; As it would have
been a gros,s dereliction ofduty. a shame
ful perversion,of gifts, had , these latter
disregaid.ul theinstincts of their genius
and etigaguil in the scramble for wealth
so would a Rothschild, an 'Astor, and a
Peabody; have sinned had they dune via.
lence to their natural, mid thrown their
energies into channels, where they would
have proved dwarls, and not gmutt
'The Poor Boy.
Don't be ashamed. my. lad, if yon have
a patch on your elbow., it is normarir of
'disgrace. It speaks .well fur your
trions mother. For our part, we would
nithe? see a. dozen Patches on your jacket
than hear one profane' or vulgar word es
cape your lips. No good *boy- will shun
you, because yon cannot dress as well. as
your ctmi pain mu k.and if , a bad boy some
times laughs at your appearance,, say
nothing, my good lad, hut walk on. We
knovi many a rich' and' giiod 'man who
once as poor wiyOu. , There is your next
door neighbor in particular—now of
the. wealthiest men—who told us a short
time since; that when a child lie was glad
to receive the cold potatoes from
neighbor's table. -'136 good, my boy, 'and
if yon are poor - You will be respected a
great deal more thou if you were the.son
of, a rich man and
Wbere Our Go►d: goes. to.
It is estimated that liftreif pe r cent. of
our gold' product is melted down 'for
manufacture, thirty•tive per cent; gives to
Europe directly, taco ty-tire per cent. goes
.enho. fiftero per cent. goes ; to ,Bruzil,
cent.;tochinit,"Japan and India:
,letirtng five o*cent:for .domestic
'Fifty per cent'of that which goes to. Cu
ba - and Brazitultimately goes Eo Europe,
frorp..whence .fourtiftns of their frhole,
supply.goes to,lmiia,..where it , is absorb
ed and diSuppeari from sight iu a mystfi.
liontinianno:• For`raany years this tilf
'sorption'of cOin.has- been' :going •on
this manner. --•-
-The grand essentials of ,human Amp.
piness pre said to bo something to do,
something to love, and Something to hope
Slander ie owing to the •tront of men
of culture, nud hunilv nnythiutpruduues
, greatertutsery, where !L
TEirr. working populatiowpf the United
Sbilesik ftiiinute4 at'''I8;000,000=. 0no•
third of - lbet Tioprantion.'
J. Ilirni§itif NC% ADVANCE. !WC'S. UTUA.
An Ox 21111.
Wbat is the most becoming dress for
the.earth ? The skirt of a wood. - •
Labor is the original purchase mon.;
ey for all. things haying exchangeable
. What is it that has three feet and
cannot walk, sixteen mills and einnot,
scratch ? A yardstick.
People seldom improye when they hisys
no other model but themielies to Copy
after.—Goldsmith. - •
From grave to gay is not much a great
transition after ull. in both tutsies.'s
mau may be equally amusing:
Om shoes are thrown after newly Mat.'
vied people to try and convince them that'
they have nut been sold. . •~
A Newton county (Georgia,). Widower'
advertises for a wife, and fastithouslyadde:
"no school girl need apply," ' • • ,. E
A sea captain explained to an.inquisi
Live lady that : they, used shroucla 09ardi
ships to bury dead cairns at sea.,
An industrious and virtuous education
of children is, u: better inheritance for
them than a great estate.—Addison.
It has been eaid that woman never does
anything wrong in her life, except witeti,
permitted to have her own way.
An Oregon editor alludes to the par
chase of a tante by a brother journaliit j
as a rernsrkable case of sell-possession. "`„.,.
"Oh, Jennie ! What a beautiful suit of,
hair, Plimbe Simkins has," said Mrs. In-,
noceuce. 1 1.:jti false'," replied:Jennie,'
'One of the best toast ever givent"Wo
rmiu—the,last words on' our lips, because ;
it comes from the bottom of oar, hearti.'
What air does a young mouse eing, to,
the old mouse when biting his way,
through the scenery at the opera P'"lfittr
me gnaw me."
"Gentlemen," said ' n publican tolsia
guest at midnight; -I non% know *both !
er you have talked enough, or not; ; ' . l4o
as fur myself, I.rm going to shut ;,:
When you see a man with a mat deal'
of religion disphiya in his shop window,_
you limy be.sure helms tiiveryamallstock
of it inside.
A grace digger who had burled a Mr. )
Button, stmt the following, curious bill to
his widoir : "To making a 'Button hole,'
two shillings." • •'• •
A crusty old bachelor says that "love' ui
a wretched business, consisting 'or. a littla
sighing, a little crying, a little dying, and'
a greaL deal of
.lying." . .
-A Chinaman who- lied his nose bit off
in a fight itt;t2aa, Frut,cidoc,. he. Wears- .
fully packed and sent back home to shnllr
his friends one of the American customs.
.".1. have a great love for old bypas," mid .
pretty girl to, it. maisotiliue companjoe.
"1. um much fouder of .the yo . nitg:hertiP,
n ay-the-reply. - - • • • • •
• They latve'discocered a method of thin-.
ning out the over-nl)n admit . population's:3f
Japan. Kerosene lump 'have been intro
duced into that country..
Sallie Fay, of Elmira, 0., is learning to
be a carpenter, and it -is said , that, fiver
young man of the locality is, anxious
be a carpenter and join 'er.
An exchange informs os that divorces
are obtained by husbindi, in Marylands.
without pnblicity. They take their wives
out - fishing and lighten the blitit: -"' '
"Owing to 'the sodden dealk . of' - t, he'
editor, there won't be 'any lender' Tues.
day," says a Wisconsin weekly,-"but look
out for an old. rippevt Weduesday.7
Jo b Billings says: "I have often been
told that the best way is to tuke &bull by
the, herr • , but, pianothink, in piano 'oaten
c6s, I should prefer the tail
"Look at that monkey," said ,Smith; ,
"think of its being an . 'undevelOped hu
man." "Human ! said Jones, contempt,'
nonsly i "it's no more human than hint.''
Dandy (to shoemaker :) say can you;
cure a deject in my boot here'?" Shoal '
maker: "I won't promise a cure, but I'll"
agree to them." • • -
An e'litor says that'the only'reason he
knows of mil * his house was not blown ! .
away the other day, during a severe, gale, :
was because there was a heave mortgage,
'Nel;raika's new law imposes , finfi „for
pmfanio swearing done by "any person of
the age of fourteen and npWards."'Thil:i
then under fourteen may blaspheme gra.
tuitonsly : as before,t
A Western.man ata "prayer meeting"
said, somewhat enviously: "Brother Law 7: ,
son 'eau sing bettei than I can, but
the grave of Heaven I can fiddle ' 61d'
shirt. off." •
-'A Dutch Justice gives the follicatine
oath tow it erases t ' , You do awfully 'swore"
you will.told.the truth, the whole;truth, ,
and noting but,the truth, the, .best you ;
A. lady, wishing the, services of a, dyer,
Was referred to an f!xcellent rorkroan.—
The lady asked: "Ara you tbo dying"
man r "No, ma'm, I'm 'a livint man—
Mit I'll dye for •you." 4, .
Au frielinian, /swearing before'a magie.
tntte, agsinsthielbree sons,- time rennin- '
•ded his affidavit; "And' , this- deponent. , •
further etuth,ttliat the only one of ',hitu,-1,)
children,tvlio,ehowed,linn eny, real filial.. ,
;affection ' was his youngest sou Larry, fbr
he "never struck him %then he ivai' down •
. . .
it,idle.younglitian leas complaining
.4 proskrous friend that although he had
triil`bie luck in all
.iorta•of fairs and lot••
'ferias, lie had never been :able to. draw '
anything. l!' aaid big • friend
i`twell..auppoie - .you.. try a handcart; • 1.,
;tires yon, can draw that.".
• 'What alcohol does for loon; opium •is •
:doing fur-Iron:en. The Bureatt, of 4141.
•tlities reports 315,000 pounds of pre opium as
ed' apiu' being ', imported ' into this
'co tio try during the year 1874 16
lily. the demand of the unfortnnate va—c