The Waynesboro' village record. (Waynesboro', Pa.) 1871-1900, April 25, 1872, Image 1

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Nan goes forth unto his work, and to his
lajor until the evening--Ps. 104: 23.
.The stream is calmest
When it nears the tide,
And flowers are sweetest
At the eventide,
And birds most musical
At the close of day.
And saints divinest
When they pass away.
Morning - is lo vely,
.But a holier charm
Lies folded close
la evening's robe of balm;
;1-nd - weary - in
Must ever love her best,
For moining calls to toil,
Flat night brings rest.
filie comes from licacen,
And on her wings (loth bear
• A holy fragrance
Like the breath - of prayer;
Footsteps of angels
follow in her trace,
To shut the weary eyes
Of Day in peace.
All things are hushed before her
As She. throws
O'er the earth and sky
ller mantle of repose ;
There is a calm, a beauty,
-Atld a power,
That morning knows not,
"Until to
\Ve must weep and toil,
Plough life's stern furrows,
the weedy *oil,
Uread with :iad feet
our ruugh and thorny way,
And bear the heat
And burden of the day.
©II! when our sun is setting,
:May we glide,
Like summer evening,
Down the golden tide ;
And leave behind us,
As ire pass away,
Sweet, starry twilight
Round our sleeping clay !
atliatellatteaus (geadinir,.
GRAND 3URY sronms.
Col. T.. W. Knox, in Scribner's for March,
has an article on the famous New York
Grand Jury of which he was a member.
We quote trout it as follows :
NotAnany days after we were conven
e, a ease that touched the heart of every
m n in the room was brought before us.
..t . young girl had been accused of theft ;
a few dollars in money had been stolen;
it WAS ibinlii in her possession. The com
plainant was a woman, and the accused
had been in her employ. When the case
was called the woman entered the jury
room and was sworn by the foreman. She
took the chair assigned to witness, and
the foreman questioned her.
"Did you lose some money ?"
"Yes sir."
" 1 Vhen did you lose it ?" •
"On the first day of December."
. "Who took it?"
"The girl named in the complaint."
"11ow do you know she took it?"
•"1 found it in her posssssion, and she
,confused taking it."
"fnat will do ; you may go."
But the woman kept her seat, and mov
ed her hands uneasily. "You can go,"
said um foreman again, but she did not
start. A juror sitting near the door rose
to show her out, and as he did so the wo
man said :
"I do not wish to press the complaint.
I want to withdraw it and have the girl
"Why so ?" asked the foreman.
"Because," and her voice began to choke,
"because the girl is young, and I do not
wish to ruin her, homebody else urged
her to steal the money, and I think she
will do better hi future. , • if I send her to
prison she may become a professional thief,
but if I give her a chance she will be a
good girl, She is'an orphan and has no
friends, and I want to be her friend. I
know she is guilty, but I want to be mer
ciful, and I beg You to be merciful, gen
Half her utterance was dzowned with
tears, which flowed rapidly down her face.
The foreman told her to step outside and
he would call her again iu a few moments,
and inform her of the result of her elo
quent appeal. "Be merciful, gentlemen,"
were her last words as she closed the door.
It was voted to dismiss the comP \ Wnt,
and when the foreman called her to `tile
room, to infbrur..her of the result of the
vote, and commended her for her kind=
ness of heart, her tears flowed afresh, and
she thanked us through broken sobs. I
know that in that room more eyes than
.hers were wet--eyes not accustomed to
But soon a discussion arose as to the
propriety of our action. When the Grand
Jury was impanelled the fbilow•ing oath
was administered to the forenran :
"You Lucius S. Comstock, as Foreman
of this Grmid s!m!!
qUire and true presentment make, of all
such matters and things as shall be given
you in charge; the counsel for the People
of the State, your fellows and your own,
you shall keep secret ; you shall present
no one from envy, hatred, or malice ; nor
shall you leave any one unpresented thro'
fear, favor, affection, or hope of reward;
but you shall present all things truly as
they come to your knowledge, according
to your understanding. So help you God!"
And to the other members the following
oath was administered :
"The same oath which your Foreman
has taken on his part, you, and each of
you, shall well and truly observe and keep
on your part. So help you God !"
some of the jurors thought we had no
right, under our oath; to show favor, no
matter how strong might be the appeal to
our sympathies. Every man in th., room
wished to be lenient, but at the same time,
above all other things, wished to do his
duty. The discussion resulted in our send
ing for the District Attorney and asking
his advice.
After hearing the case, he said there
vas-a-difference-o f-opinion - a - s - t - o -- the pow
er of Grand Jury. "You can nndbubt
edly." he continued, "exercise your discre
tion in certain cases, and act as you think
is for the best interest of society. It is
botirribrlrt - arrd - moper that the Grand Ju
ry, and also the District Attorney,-should
be clothed with a discretionary' power, as
it frequently happens that they eau do
more good by exercising it than by follow
ing the strict letter of the law. I will
give you an illustration : Some years a
go, the case of a young man charged with
eubezzlement was placed in Jay hands to
prosecute. His employer was determined
to push the case ; he was rather ugly a
bout it, and there seemed n) other course
than to prosecute. The young man was
out on bail, and come to me to be , b to be
let oil: He said he was guilty, and should
so plead ; that he had an invalid sister,
and with the utmost economy on hisqmal
sw a - ry - re - was - unalde - to support iii
Ile knew that this was no excuse for his
temptation, and did not realize the enor
mity of his offence until after he had com
mitted it. "You can send me to the peni
tentiary," he said, "and nobody can blame
you ; but you will ruin me for life, and
bring disgrace upon my parents and sis- '
ter, who do not know that I am charged
with crime. If I can be released and the
matter hushed up, I will faithfully prom
ise to do better in future, and I think.this
Will be a life-long lesson to me." He
pleaded sa earnestly that I promised to
do what I could for him. I sent for his
accuser, and urged him to withdraw the
charge. At first he refused, but I laid the
case before him in such a light that he
at once consented. And I then urged him
to take the young man back and give him
a new trial, and after much talk I sue-
Ceeded. The complaint was withdrawn ;
the young man was restored to his posi
tion ; in a little time his salary was in
creased ; by-and-by the firm di. , solved in
consequence of the death of one of its mem
bers ; the young man went to another
house, proved himself worthy of confi—
dence, and to-clay he is a member of that
house, and as honorable and upright as
any business man in New York. lie has
never forgotten,and never will forget, that
lesson. If he had gone to the penitentia
ry his worst fears would have been realiz
ed. When an offender is young, the of
fence is a first one, and the offender ap
pears penitent, it is entirely proper for you
to exercise leniency by dismissing the com
plaint; and in the case now before you,
gentlemen, you have been entirely right
in your .action."
As the District Attorney ended his re
marks there was a round of applause, in
which I am very certain every member of
the jury participated. Those who had
been most doubtful of the propriety of our
action were heartily glad that their doubts
were not well founded.
President Lincoln's Dream.
An incident of the cabinet meeting held
the day before Lincoln's assassination is
thus related by es• Secretary Welles, in
the April Galaxy:
The president remarked that the news
would come soon and conic favorably, he
had no doubt, fir he had last night his
usual dream which had preceded nearly
every important event of the war. I in
quired the particulars of this remarkable
dream. He said he was in my depart
ment—it related to the water; that he
seemed to be in a singular and indescrib
able vessel, but always the same, and that
he was moving with great rapidity t•ward
a dark and indefinite shure ; and that he
had this singular dream preceding the fir
ing on tl;uniter. The battles of Bull Run,
An ti.:tam, Gettysburg, Stone River, Vicks
burg, Wilmington etc. General Grant
remarked with some emphasis and asper
ity, that Stone River was no victory; that
a few more such victories would have ru
ined the country, and lie knew of no hn
portant results from it.
"The president said that perhaps he
should not altogether agree with him, but
whatever might be the facts, his singular
dream preceded that fight. Victory did
not always follow his dream, but the e
,?ent and results were important. He had
ro doubt that a battle had taken place or
/ was about being fought,"and Johnson will
be beaten, for I had this strange dream
again last night. It must relate to Slier,
man . ; my thoughts are in that direction
and know of no other very important
event which is likely just now to occur."
"G; eat events did indeed follow. With
in a few hours the good and gentle, as well
as truly great man who narrated his dream
was assassinated,and the murder which clos
ed forever his earthly career aMeted for
years, and perhap:i forever, the welfare of
How Gunpowder is Made.
A House Where Men Never Laugh
How do you think you would like to
live, fearing every moiaent to be blown
up ; not daring to speak loud, to jar any=
thing, for fear of starting an explosion
that would send you in au-instant to the
You don't think it would be very pleas
ant ? Well, it isn't ; yet hundreds of
men live in just that state, work, receive
pay and live L year aftery_o_nr,in_the-ver -
sight d - death,as it were;all that the world
may have gunpowder.
You can easily guess that these men go .
very quietly, and never laugh.
You -know that gunpowder is very
dangerous in a gun, Or near a fire, but
perhaps you don't know that it is equal
ly as dangerous all though the process of
making. A powder mill is a fearful place
to visit, and strangers are very seldom
allowed to go into one. They are built
far from any town, in the woods, and
each branch of the work is done in a sep
arate-building: are quite
a distance from each other, so if one
blows up, it won't blow up the rest. Then
the lower parts of the building are made
every strong, while the roofs are very
lightly set so that if it explodes only
the_rouf_will suffer_ Tint in spite of—eve
ry care, sometimes a whole settlement of
the powder-mills will go off almost in an
instant, and every vestige_of_the -work
of years, will be swept away in a few sec
But thougXyou - feel like holding your
breath to look at it_it_is_reall-y—a—very
interesting --process - to — seC — ll is made,
perhaps you know, of charcoal, saltpetre
and brimstone. Each of these articles
is prepared in a house by itself, but the
house where they are mixed, is the first
terrible one. in this building is an im
mense mill-stone, rolling round and round
in an iron be hi.461--and—,
-ilm-=tone F are-put-the-three = fearful - i: t r l g „, re:
clients of gunpowder. There they are
thoroughly mixed and grouud_tug •
This is - a
very dangerous operation be
cause if the stone comes in contact with
its iron bed, it is very apt to strike fire,
and the merest suspicion of a spark
would set off the whole. The materials
are spread three or fbur inches thick in
the bed ; the wheel which goes by water
power, is Started, and every man leaves
the place. The door is shut, and the
machinery is left to do its terrible work
alone. When it has run long enough,
the mill is stopped and the men go back.
This operation leaves the powder in
hard lumps or cakes.
The next house is Ichere these cakes
are broken into grains and, of course, is
quite as dangerous as the last one. But:
the men can't go away from this ; they
are obliged to attend to it every moment
and you may be sure no laugh or joke is
ever heard within its walls. Every one
who goes in has to take off his bouts, and
put on rubbers, because one grain of the
dangerous powder ; crushed by the boot,
would explode the whole in an instant.
The floor of this house is covered with
eather, and is made perfectly black by
the dust of the guhpowder. It contains
a set of seives, each one smaller than the
last, through which the powder is sifted ,
and an immense ground and laboring
mill, where it is ground up, while men
shovel it in with wooden shovels. The
machinery makes a great deal of noise,
but the men are silent, as in the other
houses. The reckless crashing of the ma
chinery even seems to give greater horror
and one is very glad to get out of that
The storing house is the next on the
list, and there the gunpoWder is heated
in wooden trays. It is very hot, and no
workman stays there From there it
goes to the packing house, and is put up
in barrels, kegs, and canisters.
Safely through all these houses, it goes
at last to the storehouse. One feels like
drawing a long breath to see the fearful
stuff safely packed away, out of the
hands Of men, in this curious house.
You've heard of things being as dry as
a powder house, but wou wouldn't think
this house very dry. It is almost inibed
ed in water. Did you ever hear of a wa
ter roof before? Instead of steps to go in,
there are shallow tanks of water, through
which every one must walk to the door.
In none of these powder houses is any
light ever allowed except sunlight.
The wages are good, the day's work is
short, ending always at three or four o'-
clock. But the men have a serious look,
that makes one think every moment of
the danger. and glad to get away.
Though curiosity may take a man once
to visit a powder mill, he has no desire to
go the second time ; and he feels all the
rest of his life that for once, he has been
very near death.
the curiosities of history in California is
an occasional deserted city. A few years
ago gold was discovered in certain parts
of the Grass Valley region, and Meadow
Lake City sprit! , up almost like Jonah's
gourd, in a singl'e night, and became a
town of 3,00 J or 4,000 inhabitants. In a
few months the mines proved unprofita
ble, and the entire population left for oth
er parts. The town remains alone in the
distant valley utterly deserted and slow
ly falling to decay. A traveler lately ex
plored its lonely streets and looked into
the empty habitations, which seemed as
if a spell of enchantment had estinguish
ed their life centuries ago and left them
to moulder in silence and gloom,
Gold is an idol worshipped in all
countries without a single temple, and by
all classes, \rid' ou t a single hypocrite.
"Bellos"tali i rrat nmily pAmfle to
Have no Chance."
Don't say that. You have chances in
each hand. Then you have thirty-six in
your head. Every faculty you have will
vote you into office if you only enfran
chise it, and for a confederation between
the freemen in your brain and the free-
Linen at the_ends of your-arms.—Chances,-
plenty of them, all under your eyes, if we
only have eyes to see them and hands to
pick them.
The falling of an apple was the oppor
-1•' • ki—lttac
secret of the skies.
On Weminfines6T earth permitted to
.ids to
And the depths of the ocean its presence
' .
was the Oppor-
confessed; -
lie - 71 Twill be w t -
— lTi iblve the found the epheie when it is
A floating seaweed, drifting by the ves
sel when the crew were uttering mutinous
threats, was the chance seized by Christo
pher Columbus to pacify an incipient re
bellion, and to inspire his men with the
promise of a new continent and a new
world of enterprise.
The picking up of a pin in the city of
Paris, by a poor boy, as he was going
from a great bank, saddened at the denial
of his application for a place, was the
founding of the success and prosperity of
one of the great bankers of the queen city
of the world. That simple act, illustra
tive of the economical spirit over present_
grief, was observed from the Window;_ the
lad •was recalletl, and - tlfe refusal recalled
at the same moment—industry; patience
and honesty did the rest._
- A chance reinsirk-from-a-peasant-girl - 7 -
in an obsecure country district in ,ling
laud, falling upon the young, observing
thinker, Dr. Jenner, gave vaccinnation
to the world,aa(Lsaveq hundreds*f-thou
sands -- of lives annually.
_A-pc wter-p-late-founda tl Peel fami
ly. Robert, in the poor country about
.lilackburn seeing a large family growing
up about him, felt that some income must
be added to the meager products of the
little Ihrni. He quietly conducted exper
iments in calico printing in his own home.
One da thou htful y handling a pnwt •
ate from, which one of the eatdreulad
dined, he sketched upon the smooth sur
f-lice the outline of a parsley leaf, and fill
ing-this-with-coloring - matter, he was de
lighted to find that the impression could
_be_accurately—conveyed-to the surface of
cotton cloth. Here was the first sugges-
tion towards calico printing from metal
rollers. The "parsley leaf" on the' pew
ter plate opened up a world of industry
to Lancashire, and Robert Peel to this
day is called in the neighborhood o
Blackburn, "Parsely Peel."
Richard Arkwright, the thirteenth child
in a hovel, with no knowledpe of letters
—an underground barber, with a vison
for a wife, who smashed up his models
and threw them out—gave his successful
models to the world, and put a scepter in
England's right hand, such as no sover
eign ever weilded.
The jumping tea kettle lid is said to
have put the steam into that boy's head,
who•gave us the great giant of modern in
dustry. A kite and a key in Benjamin
Pranklin'S hands, were the great parents
of our telegraphs, and all the blessings of
modern inventions applying electricity.
A swinging, greasy lamp, just filled with
oil by-a Berger in the Cathedral of Pisa,
caught the eye of Galileo, at eighteen
pais of age, taught him the use of the
pendulum, made many a discovery in as
tronomy, and navigation possible, and
gave the whole modern system of accu
rate measurement of time.
Don't say you have no chance ! You
have the same chance, . and better than
the world's greatest and best men have en
joyed. Men unitbrinly overrate riches
and underrate their own strength; the for
mer will do far less than we suppose, and
the latter far more. "The longer I live,"
says one of earth's most noble sons, "the
more I am certain that the great and
powerful, the great and the insignificant,
is ENziatuy—invincible determination, a
purpose once fixed, and then death or vic
tory?" That quality will do anything that
eau be done in this world; and no talents,
no circumstances, . will be worth much
witriout it.
ility costs nothing and is often productive
of good results. Here is an instance.
A local doctor of medicine at Bath,
England, has just had a legacy of twenty
thousand dollars, and a comfortable house
left him by a lady who was only known
to him by his once offering her a seat in
his carriage.
A gentleman known to the writer, once
assisted a very old and feeble man to cross
from the London Mansion House to the
Bank of England. This crossing is a ve
ry dangerous one, especially at raid day,
when the city is frill of cabs, omuibusses,
drays and other vehicles. When the old
gentleman got safely across, he exchang
ed cards with his obliging friend; and
there the matter rested. Some four or five,
years 'alter this incident occured, a firm
of London solicitors wrote to the yourig
gentleman who had taken pity on the old
man, informing him that a legacy of five
thousand dollars and a gold watch and
chain, had been left to him by a gentle
man who took the ppportunity of again
thanking him in his will, for an act of Ml
looked for civility. It is not likely that
all will have gold watches and chains left
to them, or neat little bundles of crisp
notes, but it is certain that acts of civility
are productive of sufficient results to our
inner selves as to make it worth our while
to practice them wherever we find" the'op
There is a chestnut tree standing on the
slope of Mount Etna, in the island of Sic
ily, which is said to be the oldest tree of
its kind in the world. It is or colossal di
mensions, and is named the Hundred
Cavaliers, on account of the Queen of
Arragon and her court having found shel
ter beneath its branches. It is nearly two
hundrnfl fstst : ..:,a, ~,1 ,' ; thr mg ! l t
be nut less than three hundred year:, old. I
The following is generally epnceclod to
be the best riddle in the English lan
'Twas - whispered in Heaven, 'twas mutter
-- ed in hen;
And Echo caught the faint sound as it fell;
riven asunder,
Be seen in the lightning and heard in• the
'Twas alloted to man with his earliest
breath, -
Attends at his birth, awaits him in death ;
It_presides o'er his happiness, honor and
Is the prop of his house and the end of his
wealth ;
Without it the sailor, the seaman. may
But woe is the wretch who expells it from
In the whispers of conscience its voice will
-- be - found,
Ainr - e'en-i - n-the-whirlwind - of - passlou be
drowned ;
'Twill not soften the heart, and though
to the ear,
'Twill make it acutely and instantly hear;
floc er,
.oftl3 , ,it-41ies-in-an-hour
The following pathetic verses are said
to have been written by Stephen A
Bury me in the morning,* mother,
0, let me have the light
Ere you_len._ve_me alone with Night;
Alone in the night of the grave, mother,
'Tis a thought of terrible fear—
nc you vi )e lore alone, mother,
And stars will be shining here.
You tell of the Saviour's love, mother,
I feel it is in my heart—
Ent, 0 ! from this beautiful world, mother
'Tis hard for the young to part ;
For even to part when here, mother,
The soul is fain to stay ;
For the grave is dark and deep, mother,
Aud Heaven seems far away.
Walking briskly, with an exciting ob
ject of pleasant interest ahead, is the most
healthful of all forms of exercise except
dint of encouragingly remunerative, stea
dy labor in the open air; and yet multi
, tudes in the city, whose health urgently
requires exercise, seldom, walk when they
can ride, if the distance is a mile or more.
It is worse in the country, especially with
the well-to-do ; a horse or carriage must
be brought to the door even if less dis
tance have to be passed. Under the con
dition first named, walking is a bliss ; it
gives animation to the mind, it vivifies the .
circulation, it paints the cheek and spark
!le3 the eye, and walkes up the whole be
ing. physical, mental, and moral.
We know a tinnily of children in this
city who, from the age of seven, had to
walk ,nearly two miles to school, winter
and stammer ; whether sleet, or storm, or
rain, (c burning sun, they made it an am
bition never to stay away from school on
accow tt of the weather, and never to be
"late and one of them was heard to
boast hat in seven years it had never been
necesa lry to give an excuse" for being
one raiaute behind the time, even although
in Win ter it was necessary to dress by gas
light. They did not average two days'
sicknet a in a year, and later they thought
nothing of walking twelve miles at a time
in the Swiss mountains. Sometimes they
would be caught in drenching rains, and
wet to the skin. On such occasions they
made it a point to do one thing,--let it
rain,—and trudged on more vigorously
until every thread was dry before they
reached borne.
There is no unmedicinal remedy known
to men of more value in the prevention of
constipa, - ,ion than a few miles' joyous walk
ing ; let cue follow it up a week—a walk
of two er three miles in the forenoon, and
as much. in the afternoon—and, except in
rare cases, when a longer continuance may
be madv, the result will be triumphant;
and yet nine persons out of ten would ra
ther give a dollar a bottle for some nau
seous drJps or poisonous pills than take
the trouble to put in practice the natural
remedy of walking. or is there an ano
dyne an all the drugs in the world
which is the hundredth part so efficacious,
in secure ig refreshing, healthful; delicious,
glorious sleep, as a judicious caulk.--Hall's
Journal of Health.
of New York, gives a result of an experi
ment of planting potatoes in seventeen
different ways, and found the best results
were given from one large potato, whole,
in each Lill; the next best from two large
half potatoes cut lengthwise; next from
medium sized potatoes planted whole; the
smallest from small half potatoes. A me
dium potato he plants whole; large ones
cut in ludf and the largest in four pieces,
each lengthwise, always taking care to se
lect his best and soundest potatoes for
J. T. Warden, of Ohio, in an experi
ment with Harrisons, found that large
seed cut in halves give the most saleable
potato. He says : "This experiment, in
connection with one made last year indu
ces me to cut good sized potatoes for seed
in preference to planting themwhole; and
years of scarcity to use small potatoes with
plain z..n)
Help Yo-arself.
Fight your own battles. Hoe your own
row•. Ask no favors of any one, and
you'll succeed five thousand, times better
than one who is always beseeching some
one's influence or patronage. No one will
ever help as you can help yourself', be
cause no one will ever be so heartily in 7
ited•" The ;t ste
ce - re7,4',,, in your atlairs. _ first step
will not be such a long one, perhaps; but
carving your own way up the mountain,
you make each one lead to another, and
stand firm in that while you ellen still
other out. Men who have made fortunes
are not those who have had five thousand
dollars given them to start with, but boys
•who have started• fair with a well earned
dollar or two. Men who have acquired
fame have never been thrust into popu
larity by puffs begged or paid for, or giv
en in friendly spirit. They have out
stretched their own hands and' ouched the
public heart. Men who win love do their
own wooing, and I never knew a man to
fail so signally as one who induced his of
grandmama to speak a good
word for him. Whether you work for
fame, for love, for money, or foranything
else, work with your hands, and heart,and
Say-"I-will;"-and some day you
will conquer. Never-let-any-man-have-i
to say, "I have dragged you up." Too ma
ny friends sometimes hurt a man .more
than-none at all. - - •
As for woman, this applies to them as
well.__A woman_who_iightslier_awn_way
upwards always succeeds. Begin by say
ing, "I'm as good as anybody, if not a
little better." Don't say it ou , • ut act
manufactory; or paint or serilible, and
live by it as well as the best man, if only
you know your forte, and do not pitch
upon the very thing you have no genius
fOr. Shut up your troubles and your
embarassments in your own 'heart. Ask
no man to help you because you are a
woman--a •" • • • I i I I
kill, — ont - of - thekindness of - their hearts
and such aid, unasked for, can harm no
one •,_tuid_yoor first Cl 7 ecess,-achieved-by
your hands, will be so sweet that you
shall hardly have words in which to
speak of it. Ask help of heaven And of
will be heard ; but of man as
seldom as you can. I never saw the
words, "She helped herself," written on
a woman's tombstone by way of eulogy.-
I should like to have 'it truthfully
engraved upon mine at least. I should
like deserve it.—Grace Greenwood.
Marriage Maxims.
A good wife is the greatest earthly
A man is what his wife makes him.
It is the mother that moulds the char
acter and destiny of the child.
Never make a remark at the expense
of another ; it is meanness.
Never part without loving words to
think of' during your absence. Besides it
may be that you will not meet again in
"How gentle glides the marriage life a
When she who rules still seems but to o
bey !"
Never both manifest anger at once.
Never speak loud to one another, un
less the house is on fire.
Never reflect a past action . which was
done with a good motive and with the
best judgment at the time.
Let each one strive to yield oftenest to
the wishes of the other, which is the mu
tual cultivation of au absolute unselfish
Never find fault, unless it is perfectly
certain that a fault has been committed;
and even then prelude it with a kiss, and
Never allow a request to be repeated
`I fbrgot" is never an acceptable excuse.
Marry into a differea blood and tem
penitent from your own.
great mistake to set up our own stand
ard of the right and wrong, and judge
other people accordingly. It is a great
mistake to measure the enjoyment of oth
ers by our own; to expct uniformity of
opinion in this world; to look for judg
ment and experience in youth; to endeav
or to mould all dispositions alike; not to
yield in immaterial trifles; to look for per
fection in our own actions; to worry our
selves .and others with what cannot be
remedied; not to alleviate all that needs
alleviation, as far as lies in our power;
not to make allowance fbr the infirmities
of others; to consider everything
ble Nhich.we cannot perform; to believe
only what our finite minds can grasp, to
be able to understand everything. The
greatest of all mistakes is to live only - I,kr
time, when any moment may launch him
in to eternity.
A good prOtical education, including
a good trade, is a better outfit for a youth
than a grand estate with drawback of an
empty-mind. Many parents have slaved
and pinched to leave their children rich,
when half the sum thus lavished would
have profited them fitr more had it been
devoted to the cultivation of their minds
the enlargement of their capacity to t
observe and work. Tit, one strut: taro that
no neighborhood can afford to dun ithout
is the school-house.
The door betceen us and heaven can
not be opened if that between us and our
fellow men ba Amt.
A paper says : "Another pour girl has
died in Virginia from the use of tobacco,
at the.age of 100.',She was an orphan.
Most of the troubles and vexations of
this life consist in the anticipation of
calamities which are never realized.
He that bath 130 brittle OEt his zongue
hath on grace iu his heart,
ait and :31 u tit r.
Why is ft man's life safest beibre din
ner ?---Becauselle can't di-gest then:
Why is a girl like a music book? Be
cause she is full-of airs:
What is better than a promising young
man? A paying one.
What is it that has flue,
not walk, sixtcen nails and cannot
scratch ?—A yardstick.
There is never a man so bad, says a
celebrated writer, but some woman loves
him and has faith in him.
Why is a young lady forsaken by her
lover like a deadly weapon ? Beeauso
she is a cutlass.
. Western confectioner who, a few
months ago, taught his parrot to say
"pretty creature" to every lady who en
ttld his store is now a millionaire.
Why is a man riding fast up hill like
another taking a little dog to a young la
flsra Dick, who is a shade or two black
er thanlbefe is tiny - nee - a - of; says he hates
"dese yer spring winds, dey is so tannin.
A Western lawyer included in his bill
ainst his - client: "To wakin..o in the
it and thinking about your case, five
/a — bunkum fence was described by a
witness under examination in court, as a
fence that is bull strong, horse high, and
pig tight.
Judge—Well, you are fond of stealing;
steaLno-w—wida would
-you-steal ? • Prisoner-1.-would-steal-awayi --
your Honor.
ma ;inative V es ern e itor in orms
his readers that"no jeering skeleton mocks
him from the battlements of melancholy's
lofty peaks."
Isinglais contains much glue, and Frank
reports that he saw two eyes in the glass
at the end of a railroad car he rode in
the other morning which have stuck to
him ever since.
A fellow lately started a store in Kan
sas. The following was the sign he hung
out: "Dry Goodg by John Smith, who
wishes to get married." This sign drew
all kinds of custom. The single ladies
went, of course ; and the married men told
their wives to go, under the impression
that they could easily cheat so great a fool.
His OBJEar.—A doctor was called in
to see a patient whose native land was
Ireland and whose native drink was whis
ky. Water was prescribed as the only
cure. Pat said' that it was out of the
question; he never could drink it. Milk
was then proposed, and Pat . agreed to get
well on milk. The doctor was soon sum
moned again. Near the bed on which
the sick man lay was a table, and on the
table a large bowl, and in the bowl was
milk, but flavored strongly with whiskey.
"What have you here ?" said the doc
"Milk, doctor; just what you ordered.
"But there is whisky in it; I smell it."
"Well, doctor," sighed the patient,
"there may be whisky in it, but milk's
my object."
comes f'rom Selina. It appears that 12
young men of that city swore 'option New
Year's day, 1871,' and agreed to deposit
with one of their number, on the first of
each month, $lO each, the total to be
divided among the members of the asso
ciation who, on the Ist of January, 1872,
should prove to have been faithful to
their pledge. One by one, the members
backslid and yielded to the liquor temp
tation, until only a single individualwas
left, who at noon on New Year's day
was to receive $1,400. This Abdiel faith
ful found, among the faithless, proceeded
to the rendezvous at the appointed hour.
He waited until ten minutes after noon,
and then thought he would run into the , ; •
saloon next door and get a knip. He 'it::
just swallowed it when ten of the oth*
members entered to take their noonday -
Angostura, and he found to his horror
that his watch was twenty minutes fitst
and the money was lost. The eleven
proceeded to the residence of the treasure
and fbund that he had lust all the money
playing draw poker.
Once upon a time a genuine son of the
Emerald Isle accosted the captain of a
steamer running- between Portland and
Boston, as follows :
"Good niornin', captain. Could you
be afther 10e what's the fibre to
"Three, dollal•s," answered the eaptaiu.
"But suppo , c 1 tvint outside?"
"In that ease," said the captain,
can go liar two dollars.
iS was •Indouhtedly beyond the ex
tent of Pat's worldly possessions; so 110
• Fcrl: (cited his head and looked perplexed
tau• a 1;:w moments, when a bright thought
seemed to :strike hirn :
"I say, captain dear," what would yin
be sillier ;akin' a hundred and sixty
pounds freigiit for:"
"Seveuty-five cents," replied the Cap
"Be ja,ber3, thin, ye may put me down,
captain, for I'm jilt the boy that weighs
that !"
The captain turned to the clerk, say
ing, "put on the froiellt lit one hundred
anti sixty pounds ni . five irvlnunn, and
stow Mtn in .tilc ttold."