The Waynesboro' village record. (Waynesboro', Pa.) 1871-1900, March 21, 1872, Image 1

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YODB 1101138
Be true to yourself at tne start young man
Be true to yourself and God;
Era you build your house, mark well the spot,
Test all the ground, and build- you not
On the sand or the shaking sod.
Dig, dig the foundation, young man,
Plant firmly the outer wall;
Let,the.prups he strong and the roof be high
With an open turret toward the sky,
Through which Heaven's dews may fall•
Let this be the room of thy soul, young man
When shadows shall herald care;
A chamber with never a roofof)hatch
To_hinder_the_liglii=or door, Mat .
To shut in the spirit's prayer 1.
Build slow and sure—'tis for life young man,
A life that outlives the breath,
For who shall gain say the holy word?
"Their works do follow them," saith the Lord
Therein there is no death.
Build deep and high, and broad, young man,
As the needful case demands;
-Let-your-title deeds be clear and bright,
Till you enter your c atm - to the Lord of light
For the House not made with hands.
- atligrellaueatts gradin.
"Come in John, and let us have some
thing warming. There's nothing like it.
after a hard day's work, to cheer a man
"Thank you, Joe not to-night."
"Have you signed the pledge—gone o
ver to the enemy ?"
"No—not that, but, the truth is, Joe, I
promised that little woman of mine to be
home early to-night, and—and"
"Tut, man, you're not going to allow
yourself to be tied by a woman's apron
string in that style, are you? That will
be a good joke to tell the boys. Come in
and take a glass, of blow."
John Burns' weakest point of character
was a uread of ridicule. This his com
panion well knew, and had chosen his wea
pons accordingly ; and now he stood hold
ing the door half open, allowing the light
and warmth, and boon companions
ro aid him in his purpose, forming, as
they did, a striking contrast to the wet,
muddy street.
John Burns hesitated one moment be
fore he entered, while there arose before
his mind's eye a pale pleading little face
that had been lifted to his that morning,
and a sweet voice had pleaded : "Come
home early to-night, dear; I shall have
such a nice supper, and please don't let it,
She had spoken playfully,.without any
allusion to his besetting sin ; yet he well
understood the wistful pleading of the
blue eyes, the-deep undercurrent of feel
ing that caused the tremor in the musical
voice. Knowing this, he had promised,
sealing the promise with a kiss, holy in
its tenderness. She was waiting for him
nuw, he knew; peering out into the storm
to see if he was coming. The knowledge
made him stung Love had nearly zain
ed the victory ; but the tempter was at
hand and the influences of the place were
around him. He yielded, and when once
in he was in no haste to leave, for thought
the weight of a broken promise was uon
him, and the thought of the cheerful home
and the patient wife that waiteo his com
ing, caused his conscience to upbraid him,
he found it hard to tear himself away
from the gay company and the light and
warmth of the place to go out into the
drizzly rain and cold, damp streets, for
though the month. was June, the day
would have been more in place in Novem
ber—one of those cold, disagreeable days
that our northern climate sometimes
thrusts in among the June roses.
John Burns and Joe Ilerney were me
chanics, working for the same employer
and receiving the same amount of wages;
but their circumstances in life were very
John Burns was• one of those people of
whom we frequently hear it said : "He is
his own worst enemy." He was kind and
generous to a fault, but he lacked firm
ness of character. With Herney everything
seemed to prosper, for though drinking a
glass occasionally, he never drank to ex
cem. By nature he was grasping and pen
'Upon the evening in question, as soon
as the two men had received and drank
the liquor they had called for, Joe Her
ney paid for his glass and passed out, but
the temptation of the place was upon Burns,
and the shades of twilight had deepened
into night ere he turned his unsteady steps
homeward. A walk of half an hour tho'
the wet and gloom brought him to a small
cottage in the suburbs of the city. A pret
ty place, when seen in the sunshine, with
its clinging vines and sheltering trees ;but
looking gloomy enough in the darkness
and storm, with the wind wailing through
the trees and strewing the path with the
petals of John Burns choicest rose.
He paused under the vine-sheltered door
way to gain courage to enter. How should
he meet those earnest blue eyes that had
never given him an unkind look, even
when heavy with the weight of unshed
tears ?. He knew she was waiting for him,.
for out through the half-open shutter came
a tide of bright light, and he could catch
a glimse of the cosy home scene. While
he stood thus, the sound of approaching.
footsteps and the utterance of his own name
arrested his attention.
"Oh, it is sure - to be sold John Burns
will never pay off the mortgage."
"He may get an extension of time, or
borrow the money."
"No. , Harcliff is not the man to wait
for his money. And who would lend mon
ey to a man like Burns? He spends too
much time and money at the drinking sa
loons for his credit to be good. You should
have seen him to-night at Williams' spend
ing his money as though there was no end
I to it."
"I am sorry, for John is agOod=hear—
ed fellow." •
"Yes, I pity him; but it. can't be help
ed, And when the place is sold„ as it is
sure to he, I have a few hundreds laid by
to invest in it. It will be sold cheap,and
I shall make a good thing of it." •
The speaker had paused before the gate
while speaking, and John, without being
would-be purchaser his fellbw workman,
Joe Henley.
It is not the power of pen of mine to des
cribe the storm of emotions that shook his
frame as he heard tase'comments upon
his worldly affairs. ,
"Great Heaven! liave I, indeed sunk
so low? I have been blind—blind ! I thank
you, Joe Herney, for opening my eyes.—
I think I understand your game now.—
Buy it, will you ? We'll see. John Burns
is not quite the poor sot you take him to
He shook his clenched fist after the re
treating figures and took -a step toward
the gate as though he would follow them.
But a detaining hand was laid upon
his shoulder and a woman's voice spoke
his name.
y, o n, what is the matter ? °me
in out of the storm,"
And she dre , c him, with gentle force,
into the cosy apartment.
" Oh, the scoundrel ! and I thought him
my friend. "It is his fault that lam as
I am to-night. I should have kept my
promise but for him."
"But for who, my dear ?"
• "Joe Herney. He enticed me into Wil
liams' to-night, or I should have come
home sober. But it is the last time—the
last time I I will never touch another drop
of strong drink while I live."
"Oh, if I might believe it."
"You may, Jane; you may. I have
broken my promise, I know, but this I
will keep with Heaven's help."
"Oa thank Heaven for these blessed
words." •
"I know, Jane, that you are surprised
at this sudden resolve ; but sit down here
in your old place on my knee and I will
tell you, and when you have heard the
history of this evening you will better un
derstand me."
"First have off your wet coat and mud
dy boots and eat your supper will you not?'
"Thank you for the dry coat and slip
pers, but supper can wait. I want to tell
you now."
Then folloped an account of incidents
of thseevening, already known to the rea
der, from the time he paused before the
door of the saloon to the conversation over
head at the cottage gate.
"And Jane," he continued, "when I
heard those words I saw my true position,
as I never saw it before: You had often
reasoned with me, prayed for me, but I
never before realized my danger. While
Joe was speaking there came with the
quickness of lightning and with all its viv
idness, the vision of ruin to myself and
family, and I made a resolve that moment,
with Heaven's help, to reform: Is it not
strange that the word enemy of an should
have more influence than the prayers of
a faithful loving wife 2"
"It was the Lord's c loser' way of an
swering my prayers, John. His ways are
past finding out."
June roses had twice bloomed and fa
ded since the opening of our story,and now
the rose bushes are bereft of their leaves,
and the vine over the door wears the rus
set hue of autumn, the little path is strewn
with the fallen leaves as we again enter
the humble dwelling. It is•evening, the
family are gathered around the table to
partake of the evening meal. John Bbrns,
with bowed head, asks the blessings of the
Almighty to rest upon the food ere they
partake of the bountiful supply of good
The neat and cosy appearance of every
thing within and without the `dwelling tell
at a glance John Burns has kept his re
solve. The victory had not been an easy
one. Sometimes it seemed that he war
red with the powers and principalities of
darkness, but early in the struggle he had
learned to look to the right source for
help. In the end he had triumphed, and
we find him prosperous and happy. The
debt that at one time threatened to de
prive him of his little home, by industry
and strict economy,had been paid, and by
unswerving uprightness he had re-estab
lished his good name.
How was it with Joe Herney ? Things
had not seemed to prosper with him of
late.. He had become a freq•ient visitor
of the dramshops, his property had fallen
to rack, his credit was impaired, and his
family ill cared for. It seemed as though
the curse invoked upon the man who put
teth the bottle to his neighbor's lips had
fallen upon him.
The spirit of truth dwelleth in meek
With the humble there is . ferpetua
The timid man is alarmed before the
danger, the coword during °it, and the
brave man . after it.
Visit to his late residence in Lancaster, Pa.
•"B.urleigh," the well-known corres
pondent of the Boston Journal, writes :
Spending a little ' time in Lancaster, I
sought out and visited the homestead
where Mr. Stevens passed the greater
part of his life. It is of humble preten
sions, brick, two stories and attic, and
might serve for any well-to-do mechanic.
Attached to the dwelling is a plain brick
building, two stories high, which was pe
culiarly Mr. Stevens' home. The two
lower rooms were his law offices. They
remain as he left them. The rooms are
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es, and are crowded. The carpet, frayed
and soiled, shows the wear of years. A
wooden Boston rocking-chair was his fa
vorite seat. The lounge, covered with
green leather, wooden armed chairs and
huge table have been in use over a quar
ter of a century: The hall-way . of the
dwelling is large and ornamented with
an arch. The-dinning-room, in-the-rear
of the hall, has not been refurnished for a
quarter of a century. ' The broad stair
wayki3e leads t Mr. Stevens' private apart
ments, whit were over the law office.—
A parlor an d-room comprise the suit.
They are just as he left them to make his
last visit to Washington. The dust of
years covers everything, and has never
been disturbed. A few portraits hang a
round the room. His favorite books line
the walls, and an air of comfort and home
liness pervades the place.
Mr. Stevent was one of the earliest Ab
olitionists, and was consistent through all
his life. He was an avowed friend of the
colored race everywhere. They fled to
him for counsel, and help, and never fled
in vain. Unmarried, his housekeeper
was a colored woman of the most intelli
gent class, and he endured calumny on
her account to the last hours of his life.—
His servants were colored, and he was at
tended by the same race in his last sick
ness. He earned his position as leader of
the opponents of the Democracy by his
industry, talent, integrity, and tact. He
was always true. He divided with Buch
annan, who lived in the same town, the
leading of the bar of his county. Both
were unmarried, both headed their politi
cal parties, and were generally pitted a
gainst each other in all great cases. But
in most things they were unlike. Buch
annan was aristocratic, selfish and miser
ly. Stevens was plainly Republican,
homely in his style of life, open-handed,
and gave away all he earned to every bo
dy that wanted—churches, theaters, friends
and foes. Buchannan was exacting in
his fees, very saving, and died worth 6:300,-
000, the larger portion of which was in
cash securities. Stevens was always em
barrassed, laid up nothing, and what his
estate will bring is yet unknown. His
house had been sold, and his books and
furniture will soon be put under the ham
Mr. Stevens was rarely excelled in re
partee. He was always ready, and .his
satire was sharper than bayonets. The
people of Lancaster sever tire of repeat
ino•6 his sayings. He tried a case before a
Judge not celebrated for his great wis
dom. The Judge gave a ruling that dis
gusted Mr. Stephens, as his face clearly in
dicated. "Does the Court understand
the counsel to express contempt for its
ruling ?" said the Judge. "No, may it
please your Honor, I was trying to sup
press contempt." Whom the rebels burnt
his iron foundry and property near Get
tysburg—which they did with a relish—
Mr. Stvens remarked : "Had Lee burnt
my liabilities at the same time, I, would
have been much obliged to him:" When
Keitt, of South Carolina, attacked Mr.
Stevens and told him about a pious dea
con he had, on his plantation, Mr. Stevens
asked what the price of deacons were in
his district, and how much more a negro
would bring for a deacon. A Lutheran
minister of Lancaster left the pulpit and
became a Democratic politician. He met
Mr. Stevens soon after, and inquire about
his health, received an answer : "I am
very well ; I take care of my system, and
above all things keep my concieLce pure.
I suppose you have heard that I have a
bandoned politics and am studying for
the ministry." In his last sickness the
doctor said to him one day : "Mr. Ste
vens, I think your appearance is better
to. day." "It is not my appearance that
troubles me," he said, "but my die-appear
ance." .
THE WHEATEN LoAr.—Good wheat
bread and butter is the staff of civilized
life. Take away wheat, bread and butter
frum our families for a few generations,
and who is prepared to say that civiliza
tion would not glide easily to a state -of
barbarism? There is sound philosophy in
this suggestion ; because there is no other
kind of human food that is so admirably
adapted to the development of the human
frame, including a noble brain, as good
wheat bread. Civilization has seemed to
keep pace with the production of wheat,
and refined society the world over has
seemed to exist coeval with the wheaten
loaf. We find the lowest order of intelli
gence standing on a potato. Only one step
above this class, another order is found on
a hoe-cake. Ono degree above this we
meet with the class that has risen in the
scale of being as high as it Is possible for
,mortals to rise on a pan cake. Head and
shoulders above all these classes we find
the highest order of intelligences, with
large and well developed brains and noble
characters,standing seen rely on their whea
ten loaf, because it furnishes more and
better material for the human brain than
any other food.
Good motto- -"pay as you go."
A Romance in Real Life.
The Milwaukee Wisconsin tells the fol
lowing romantic story of marriage at first
sight between a wealthy gentleman and a
hotel waitress.
The Newhall house was the scene
yesterday of a matrimonial occurrence
which for neatness and dispatch in exe
cution challenges comparison. On the
noon train yesterday there came to this
city two gentleman from Kenosha, the
Right Rev. Father Doherty and a young
ma bearing the aristocratic name of
Desmond. They immediately betook
themselves to the Newhall House, and as
soon as they had registered their names the
, f (eve end gwitieiuun tisk d to See Miss
Fanny Car - y, one of the waitresses of the
hotel. Although she was at the time en
gaged it waiting on the table, his busi
ness appeared io be so urgent that she
was summoned from thedining-room and
met Rev. Doherty in the hall. After ex
changing the usual compliments and ben
edictions of the season, the clergyman,
who, it seems, had long been acquainted
-with-Miss-Cary, told her, without further
explanations, that
. a young gentleman
friend of his, who accompanied him, was
about to settle down Tor life, and made
his fortune, and having determined to
take a partner for better or for worse,
had consulted him as to an eligible person.
That he had immediately suggested that
Fanny Cary was - just the person for the
place, and that Desmond, on the strength
of his recommendation, had decided to
offer himself to her and bring about, if
possible,an immediate consummation of the
matter. After stating these facts, the
Reverend Father made a formal proposal
to the young girl in behalf of Desmond.—
The proposal was accepted, Desmond
summoned, the couple, who had never
seen each other before, introduced, and it
_was_clecided_that_as_soo_n_as possible they
should be made "two souls with but a
single thought, two hearts that beat as
one." Accordingly, by 4 o'clock, the cer
emonies were performed by Mr. Doherty,
and - without waiting for congradulations
the newly married couple set out for fox
Lake, the residcoce of Desmond. Des
mond is said to be a man of considerable
'means, owning property about Fox Lake
to the amount of 810,000,
A Fashionable Prayer. •
The following is from the quaint pen of
Josh Billings:
Strengthen my husband, and may his
faith and his money hold out to the very
Draw the Lamb's wool of unsuspicious
twilight over his eyes, that my flirtations
may look to him like victories, and that
my bliss may strengthen his pride
in me. Bless,o Fortune, my crimps,
and frizzls, and let thy glory shine
on my paint and powder.
When I walk out before the gaze of
vulgar men, regulate my wiggle, and add
new grace to my gaiters.
When I bow myself in worship, grant
that I do it with ravishing elegance, and
preserve to the last the lilly white of my
flesh, and the taper of my fingers.
Destroy mine enemies with the gaut of
jealousy, and eat thou up with the teeth
of envy all of those who gaze at my
Save me from wrinkles and foster my
Fill both eyes, 0 Fortune, with .the
plaintive poison of infatuation, that I
may lay out my victims, the men, as
dumb as images graved. Let the lilly
and the rose strive together in my cheek,
and may my neck swim like a goose on
the bosom of crystal water.
Enable me, 0 Fortune, to ware shoes
still a little smaller, and save me from all
corns and bunions.
Bless Fanny, my lap dog, and rain
bosoms of destruction upon all who would
hurt Hector, my kitten.
Smile, 0 Fortune, upon Dick, My. ca
nary, 'and watch ever, with the fondness
of a mother,, my two lilly white mice with
red eyes. _ '
Enable the poor to shirk for themselves
and save me from all Missionary beggars.
Shed the light of thy countenance on
my camel's hair shawl, my lavender silk,
my point lace and my neck lace of dia
monds, and keep the moths out of my sa
ble, I beseech thee, 0 Fortune.
following is the experience of a mechanic
concerning the benefits of a newspaper :
Ten years ago I lived in a town in In
diana. On returning home one night, for
I am a carpenter by trade, I saw a little
girl leave my door, and I asked my wife
who she was. She said Mrs. Harris had
sent her after their newspaper, which my
wife had borrowed. As we sat down to
tea my wife said to me,by my given name:
"I wish you would subscribe for the
newspaper, it is so much comfort to me
when you are away from home."
"I would like to do sorsaid I, "but
you know I owe a payment on the house
and lot. It will be all I can do to meet
She replied :
"If you will take Ibis paper, I will sew
for the tailor to pay for it."
I subscribed for the paper ; it came in
due time to the shop. While resting one
noon, and looking in it, I saw an adver
tisement of the county commissioners to
let a bridge that was to be built. •
I then put in a bid for the bridge, and
the job was awarded to me, on which I
cleared three hundred dollars, which en
abled me to pay for - my house and lot ea
sily, and for the newspaper. If I had not
subscribed for the newspaper, I would not
have known anything about the contract,
and could not have met my payment on
the house and lot. A mechanic never los
es anything by taking a newspaper.
Is He among the stars, my God, my King ?
From him do all their light and glory spring?
Does he uphold and poise their weight
And bid theth march in such majestic state?
Is He among the clouds and winds and storm
Directing, shaping all their wondrous forms?
He command their movements as they fly,
Like frenzied demons, thro' darkened sky ?
Is He among the angels pure and bright,
Who live above all clouds, storm and night,
Does He inspire their souls to love and song,
And clothe in beauty all thecountless throng?
Is He among the waves that dash and roar,
And wildly toss from distant shore to shore,
Beholding all the . confliets of the deep,
Till He shall bid the angry tempest sleep.
Trust then, my soul ! give the winds thy fear,
Hope thou in Him, for He is ever near;
He that binds worlds and atoms in whole,
Will surely guard the priceless,deathless soul
Thera is not a word in the English lan
guage that has a more pleasant associa
tion connected with it than hope.
Whenever the sound of this good old
Anglo Saxon word is heard it makes us
rejoice. •
It begins with the earliest dawn of rea
son and ends with life itself. Whenever
we look on mankind we see the powerful
effects of hupe.
Before the eyes of the youth hope pre
nuts a promising future.
It promises him future happiness, hon
or and fame.
It tells him that his most ardent expec
Does he earnestly desire to ascend the
Bill of science and stand first among its
Hope silently whispers in his ear that
that desire can be easily accomplished.
Does he long for wealth and honor?
Hope says they shall be his.
Does he wish to be a distinguished pa
triot and have his name written upon the
silver pages of history? '
Hope tells him that this and more t/ an
this shall be attained.
It is hope that gives to the youth much
of his happiness.
Take hope away and man's happiness
is left as barren as a desert.
Every person has some favorite object
in view, after which he is constantly striv
ing, and it is hope that stimulates him to
grasp the desired object for which he is
thus striving.
Every one should be engaged in some
favcrable calling in which he can hope to
accomplish some good.
Look at the man of business and see
him hurrying to and fro to embrace every
opportunity to increase his wealth.
Watch how many changes there are in
his countenance and you will see that hope
of gain is the principal incentive that
prompts him to increased action.
The student whose whole mind is en
gaged in his studies will consume the mid
night oil in search of knowledge.
It is hope that enables him to store his
mind with the choicest gems that science
can offer. .
Again look at the man whose god is
See what a wonderful effort he makes
to reach the acme of his ambitinn.
He may be a warrior or a statesman it
matters not see with what perseverance he
surmounts every obstacle that lies in his
. He surveys with watchful eye the emi
nence to which he expects to rise.
In our adversities and troubles when
all whom we esteemed as friends have for
saken us, hope comforts us and gives us
promises of better days.
The sentenced criminal that is confined
in his narrow cell cherishes a strong hope
within his own breast that his life may
still be spared.
Hope is then the connecting link be
tween the present and the future.
It is hope then that gives men courage
to accompilsh great undertakings.
I ask then, what is it that can cheer the
desponding mind and calm the agitated
I . answer it is hope that can dispel the'
glbomy thoughts and brighten up the path
way of life.
Hope will be an anchor to the soul
when the solemn hour of death shall come
and the lamp of life shall burn but feebly,
hope will then bid man look to a brigh
ter and better world than this.
Quincy School, March 7, 1872.
CIIAPPED HANDS.—The easiest and
simpliest remedy is found in every store.
Take common starch and grind it with a
knife until it is reduced to smooth powder.
Take a tin box and fill it with starch thus
prepared, so as to have it continually at
hand for use. Then every time the hands
are taken from she suds, or dish water,
wipe them; and while they are still damp,
rub a pinch of the starch thoroughly over
them, covering the whole surface. The
effects is magical. The rough, smarting
skin is cooled, soothed and heale* bring
ing and insuring the• greatest degree of
comfort and freedom from this, by no
means insignificent trial. We know many
persons formerly afilicted with hands that
would chap until the blood oosed from
many minute crevices, completely freed
from the trouble by the use of this simple
remedy. •
Kindness is the music of good will to
men; and on the harp the smalltst fingers
may play heaven's sweetest tunes on the
Quincy School.
The last day of the school session in
Quincy was a very pleasant and interest
ing one to many of the patrons of the
school who came to see their sons and
daughters participating in the various ex
ercises of the day. The exercises were
somewhat exhilarating and amusino% Ma
ny smiling countenances were made to re
joice after many hours of hard study pre
paratory for the occasion. "Variety is
said to be the spice of life" and therefore
the students sought to.make the entertain
ment of the day as amusing as possible to
the welcome visitors.
because they felt sanguine that they could
make the entertainment a perfect success.
The class exercises were more or less mis
cellaneous and varied. Soine time was
devoted by the school in analyzing sen
tences in Grammar to illustrate how this
useful branch of education ought to be
taught in our Common Schools.
The advanced class exhibited consider
able ability in synthetical parsing and an
alyzing sentences. By request of some of
the visitors the pupils in Mental Arithme
tic wrote out the analysis of some age and
time problems in an analytical manner.
A short time was also spent in Select
Reading by the students. This exercise
was very enlivening and proved to be a
great source of pleasure to all present.—
Mr. Wm. Duey read "Goldsmiths Bur
lesque on the Village Schoolmaster." Mr.
Jacob Fahrney, read two pieces entitled
"Rum's-Maniac" and the "Old Bachelor's
-Sale!' -The comical-and-novel-style-of
reading.was highly appreciated by every
one. When Mr. F. said "Ho forty old
bachelors sold here to-day ?" How much
for a bachelor 2" "Who wants-to- buy 2"-
The readiness with which every lady re
sponded "I, I," one would have thought
- thatthe-ladies-hadedetermined-not-to -live
any longer in "single blessedness." Select
Orations were delivered by_ some of the
brighter students that desired to make a
display of their oratory and distinguish
themselves as the young orators of the
day. Essays were read by the two Miss
Subjects were "Words" and "What du
ties children owe to their Parents." The
fine literary style of these essays in re
gard to the choice of words and logical
arrangements of sentences shows conclu
sively that much time and labor must
have been given to their production. The
recital of many choice Dialogues .by the
scholars deserves much . praise for the
graceful and scholarlylike manner in
which they were rehearsed especially the
one known "Pedants Seeking Patronage."
The performers were Mr. Alfred Mid
dour, Mr. Jacob Fahrney, Mr. Joseph
Hemminger and Mr. James Raby. Each
one of these young men performed his
part in a creditable and commendable
manner thus showing that each one is
hard to surpass in the performance of a
Mr. Aaron Deardorf and Mr. Alfred
Duey rehearsed a Dialogue entitled the
Miller of Mansfield. The different parts
were exceedingly well performed. The
little boys and girls in reciting made a
very favorable impression on the visitors.
It was quite surprising to see such little
tyros do so remarkable well.
On invitation Mr. Wm. Hayman, Sec
of the Board of Directors addressed the
school on the great importance of educa
tion. My fellow teaeher Mr. J. E. Kep
ner made an appropriate and' impressive
address to the scholars urging upon them
the great importance of improving their
school days well. On motion of E. B.
Winger, Esq. the visitors voted thanks to
the teacher for the successful manner in
which he conducted the school.
One thing at a Time. •
A great many things may be well done
provided that' only one thing at a time is
attempted. Many active and energetic
people suffer their lives to waste, simply
because they are without method of any
kind. True, they are busy, and fussy,
and fidgety, and full to the bursting with
all manner of plans and projects; .but
while agonizing with the pains of partu
rition, they seldom bring any matters of
importance to birth. They should recol
lect that good deeds are not produced in
litters, but'are laid down on a solid basis,
after the order of steps ascending toward
the summit of a pyramid. •
As a rule, the first thing to be done is
that immediate, present duty. It should
be done to-day, and not postponed until
to-morrow. It should be done now, and
not when one feels more like trying it.—
The body is lazy. The mina is often
sluggish ; but to will is to do. The will
has imperial force in men of will, who
firmly resolve to rule themselves, and so
far as they can, all the circumstances a
round them.
Few things worthy of being done can
be accomplished without hard work.—
Shiftless people are cowardly. They shrink
from contests with difficulty or hardship.
They run for refuge to the quicksands of
idle hope.
Full of wishes they imagine that, some
how, luck will fill their hands with bene
fits. And so they dream and wonder how
others get along, and why they do not.—
Life oozes out nothing but stagnation and
decay for all such cowardly spirits that
dare not compete fur the prizes of diligent
Hard work grows easy and becomes a
pleasure to all who have felt the stimulus
of its medical charms. One task well
done makes the next lighter. The an
cient Syracusan, who began by carrying
the calf, found himself able to carry the
grown up bullock with ease. "One thing
at a time, and courage." These make
life pleasant and fruitful. .
A thorough preparation for the echo-
Quincy," March 8, 1872
it and ,Ntutor.
March came in like a lion—it will go
out like a "sheep."
When does a son not take after his fa
ther? When his father leaves him noth
ing to take.
-Why is the early grass like a penknife?
Ans—Because the spring brings out the
A genius'for figures computes that the
weight of the• salt in the oceans of the
world is just about 47,000,000,000,000,-
000 tons. That salt savors of naulht.
"Wife," said a man, looking for his
boot-jack, "I have places where I keep
my things, and you ought to know it."—
"Yes," said she, "I ought to know where,
you keep your late hours—but I don't.
Susan B. Anthoney says she wouldn't
marry the best man in the country. There
is no doubt that the best man in the coun
try endorses the decison of the century
Say JameS? What's the matter with
your eye ? "Oh, nothing, only my wife
said this morning you'd better get up and
light the fire, I told her to make it herself
that s all."
Why is it easier to be a clergyman
than a physician ?—Because it is easier to
preach than to practice.
sair is so red that he has to wear ,flynets
over his ears to keep the candle moths
from flying in.
e difference between a cook and her
loveris, the one cooks the meat and the
other meets the cook.
Art possesses a language which speaks
to all eyes, and is understood by all na
Deacon Overreach was so mean that he
always carried a hen in his gig box•
when he traveled, to pick upon the oats
his horse wasted in the manger, and lay
an egg for his breakfast in thelmorning.
Judge Jeffries pointing with his cane
at a prisoner before him, observed, "There
is a great rogue at the end of this stick."
The man replier', "At which end my
Lord ?"
Mr speckles says the best vegetable pill
yet invented is an apple dumpling; for
destroying any gnawing in the stomach,
it is a pill which may always be relied
A gentleman of something over forty
years ago, by the name of Page, found' a
young lady's glove and banded is to her
saying :
"If from the glove you, take the letter G,
The glove is love, and, that I give to thee."
Her answer was :
"If from the Page yon take the letter P,
Then Page is age, and that won't do for me."
"I give and bequeath to Marv, my wife,
the sum of one hundred pounds a year,"
said an old farmer. "Is that written down,
master ?"
"Yes," replied the lawyer ; "but she is
not so old ; she may marry again—Won't
you make any change in that case? Most
people do."
"Ah do they ?" said the farmer. "Well;
write again, I give and bequeath to her
the sum of two hundred pounds a year."
That'll do, won't it, master?
"Why, it is just doable the sum she would
receive if she remained unmarried" said
the lawyer ; "it is generally the other way
—the legacy is lessened if the widow mar
ries again."
"Ah ?" said the farmer ; "but him as
gets her'll deserve it."
J. W. B.
A deceitful man is more'hurtfu _
open war. A fox should not b on a
ry at a goose's trial. A goo word for a
bad one is worth much and costs little.—
An old dog cannot alter his way of bark
ing. A penny-worth of mirth is worth a
pound of sorrow. A small leak will sink
a great ship. Expect nothing from him
who promises a great deal. Draw not
thy bow before thy arrowlm fixed. Griev
ing for nlisfortune is adding gall to worm
wood. Give neither counsel nor salt till
you are asked for it. Have not the coat
to make when it begins to rain.
inois there is a child, now three Months
old, weighing but two pounds. Its length
is only seven inches, and its face about
the size of a watch crystal. Its tiny arras
are so slender that a small finger rign can
be slipped on either of them to the shoul
der. This little creature is already mak
ing quite a noise in its pert of the world,
and hundreds have called to see it. The
parents are of standard *e.
Great powers and natural gifts do not
bring privileges to their posso:mora so much
as they bring duties. -
He will find himself in a great naistako
that either seeks for a friend in a palaco,
or tries him at a feast.
As daylight can be seen throut-h very
small holes, so little things will illustrate
a person's character.
The poorest education that teaches
self.controll is better than the best that
Neglects it.
If a maolwishes to know the strength,
of evil, let him try to abandon it.
He that would have a wife without a
fault must remain a bachelor.
God givt "birds. their 1 . 004-, but they;
muft, fly for it.
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