Juniata sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, November 12, 1873, Image 1

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Editor and Proprietor.
NO. 46.
For dajs and aeelts apea lh lip bu aang
A precions something for aa absent ear
Sine tender confidence bat lately sprang,
Soni. laar eeafeselea t at bat oar matt hear.
Tbt heart repeat It (m day by day,
Aad fancies how aad whea the words will fall
What nnswering entile npoa the face will plar.
What leader light wiii linger OTer all.
But eager eyes that watch for one aloae
Slay grow relactant ; for the open gate
Leu la, with him, perchance a goeet aakaowa.
On whom alow words of courtesy most wait.
Or when the presence waited for has cucuf ,
It may be dolt or cold, too sad or light ;
A look that shows the heart away from hone
t an often pal the dearest words la night.
l'erhaps the lime of meeting, or the form.
May chill or wither what we've longed to ray ;
What flu the enanhine will net 11 the storm
W hat bleads with Iwilig ht,j are wUh nawa of day .
Again, when ail things seem our wUh to serve.
Fall oppertaalty may strike as dumb
May sink enr precious thoughu in deep reserve,
Aad to the surface bid the lightest come.
Aed often are oar friend Is onl of sight.
We start ; the thing caa scarce be credited
We have been silent, or our words been trite,
Aad here's the dearest thing of all uassM !
Because 1 hare kissed you, Mingatllj,
Mr mother Is scalding me so.
tiakh 1 (nick ! glvs ms back the tin. duUag
I guv ya than Urns ago.
As it's don we have gt to undo It
Far mother, you see. Is so cross ,
Bus a kUs g.rea back to the giver.
After nil, is act much of n loss.
But, heyday! WngnlUo! whtt's this air?
Why, here we are, worse than before !
I bade yea reoore me my kiss, sir.
And sow you haTe taken two mere !
j wrinkle marred the marble smoothness
A Story efMoaUey Sagacity. ot her brow the golJ.bright hair waved
It was awild and dreary part of the in luxririantma from her blue-veined
country, in the plains of India, w hile temples, and the bloom on her cheeks
journeying, that one day a friend aud ntl !" H'at ot 'l""".
myself sat llown under the shade of , l yet she never had had an offer,
banran tree, and we were enjoying a ' It was hard, too. Augusta Vivian
meal of various edibles, when we were had all the wifely instincts that belong
disturbed by the arrival and noise of a to every woman worthy of the name ;
troop of large black-faced monkeys ; ' she had her aspirations, hopes, and
the branches overhead literally swarmed ! dreams sn.l it was dispiriting to see
with them- ,They looked ou us as in- J them blighted one by one.
terlopers, no doubt ; and for some time , "Nobody cares for me," thought
their -gestures appeared so menacing j Augusta, mournfully, and not without a
that we were apprehensive they would ' spice of bitterness in herdejection. "So
dispute the ground with us. , man ever spoke to me of love ; no home
We had just risen from oar meal. ever yet opened its portals to greet me
when to onr surprise one of the mon- ' as its queen. Why not, I wonder? Am
keys (a young one) fell down from a 1 1 unlike other women ? Am 1 unworthy
a high branch at our feet. It was quite : of the destiny fate has reserved for
dead. The clamor that arose above us ! them ? Here I live in my little cottage
on the occurrence of this calamity was ! among the roses, solitary and alone,
deaiening. The whole assembly of mon-, save for Aunt Bessy and the kitten, and
keys clustered together for a confab, j here, for aught I can see, I am Likely to
Long and loud were the chatterings.and ; drag out the monotonous series of my
various the grimaces of the tribe, each , days. I wish I were a man ; Men can
individual vieing with the other in the go out into the world and forget all
loudness of his tongue. Their looks : personal trouble in that keen hand-to-and
gestures made it apparent that they : Land conflict which invigorates while it
suspected us of being the cause of the ' occupies them ; but women can only sit
death of their juvenile comrade. at home with folded hands and aching
But we were unarmed, and the good ,
sense of the monkeys seemed to tell
them that there must be some other
culprit. Having come to this conclu
sion, one monkey, apparently the senior
and leader of the whole tribe, separated
himself from the rest, ran to the spot
on the branch whence the young mon
key had fallen, examined it carefully,
smelt tne branch, and then glided nim
bly down one of the pillars or pendant
roots; and came to the corpse of the
monkey, took it up, examined it mi
nutely, particularly the shoulder, where
there was a small wound. Instinct im
mediately turned suspicion into cer
tainty. "He placed the corpse on the
ground again, and turning his gaze in
every direction, endeavored to pierce the
foliage in search of the murderer.
After a little while something seemed
to rivet his attention. In an instant he
had mounted thetree.sprang to the spot,
and with one clutch had seized a long
whip snake, with which he hastened to
the ground.
Sow there occurred a most curious
scene. The whole monkey rabble, fol
lowed their leader, were on the ground
almost as soon as he ; men as many an ,
the snake. Each monkey put his hand
on the reptile, clutching hold of the skin
of the back tightly. At a given signal,
the executioners dragged the writhing
snake backward and forward ou the
ground till nothing was left of the mur
derer but the backbone. The mode of
the execution was effectual, aud in the
war it was earned out, showed the clear
i .lni. wln'nli Sli mnntAV Ian- 1
guage conveys. 1
The Maraadims Habit fAitt.
Huber was walking in the environs of
Geneva, between four and five o'clock
in the evening, "when he saw a regiment
of sreat ted ante crossing the road.
They marched in good order, with a 1
front of three or four inches, and in a j polished as Chevalier Bayard, had al
column eight or ten feet long. He fol- j ready singled her out to be his wife ! A
towed them, crossed a hedge with them, i keen pang of envy shot through Angusta
and found himself in a meadow. The Vivian's heart, none the less keen in
high grass plainly hindered the march tiiat she felt how base it was thus to
of the army, yet it did not disband ; it gmdge the royal crown of wedded hap-
liad its object, ana reacuea iu aum was 1
the nest of another species of ants,
blackiah-gray ones, whose hill rose in
the grass twenty steps from the hedge.
A few blackish-gray ones, were scat
tered about the hill : as soon as these
perceived the enemy, they darted upon (
the stranger, while others hurry into :
the gaudies to give uie aiarnv Aue oe-
SSSJ i-folP-
very short but very spirited struggle.
drive the black-gray ones back to the
bottom of their Boles. One army oorps
presses after them into the galleries, j
WUUU VU1C1 gwufT
selves an opening with their teeth into
the lateral parts of the hill. They suc
ceed, and the remainder of the troop
... e. .
makes ita way m' the oesiegea city oy. o before
the breach. Peter Huber hadseen bat- ,Je m dio- t felt
t h an1 Tt.ermi nations or ants Deiorw
this ; he supposed they were slaughter
imr each other in the depths of the caV'
eras. What was his amazement, after
three or four minutes, when ha saw the
assailants issue hurriedly forth again,
ach holdins between its mandibles a 1
larwaorTrfrmuha of the conauered ,
tribe! The aggressors took exactly the , though I've been Miss man to tne
aame road agaSby which they' had end of the chapter, just as you will be!
oome. passed through the hedge.crossed 1 And Aunt Bessy fell into . such a
the road at the same place, and made reverie concerning old times that she
their way. still loaded with their prey, ; never heeded when AngusU slipped out
toward a field of ripe grain, into which of the room.
the honest citizen of Geneva, respect-l Down into the garden, ttwugh
ing another's property, refrained, with ! hedges of budding lilac, whew crocus
refret from folowg them. J blossoms sprinkled the borders with
B mm-rn , gold, snd pale snow-drops were already
A wicked Bostonian cans Lis wue
"Birdie" because she always meets him
with a bilL Billing and cooing are
always associated with love the cooing
with courtship and the billing afterwards.
"AngusU Vivian ! why, what on c arth
are you crying about ?'
Miss Vivian dashed the crystal drops
petulantly from her eyelashes.
"Crying! What nonsense! I'm not
She sat there on the low velvet-covered
divan, with the exquisite brides
maid's dress in her lap white tarlatan,
barred with shimmering lines of silver
while just beyond l.y the weddiug
cards, tied together with snowy ribbon,
like drifted snow.
And Aunt Bessie, seeing that remon
strance and argument would alike be
unwelcome just at that moment, went
quietly out of the room with the ivory
needle-case she had come to seek, leav
ing Augusta alone once more.
"Three times a bridesmaid, and never
bride !"
Was it, then, that there was actual
truth in the words of the old saw which
people quoted aga;Tit her with so much
malicious fun ? For the third time she
was to be a bride's attendant now and
herself? 'Why does no one como to lead
her to the altar also, to fulfill a woman's
sweetest, proudest destiny ?
It is all sheer nonsense to say that a
girl must not admit visions of love and
matrimony into her head. She would
be but a lifeless, loveless statue other
wise ; the visions will come unbidden,
and existence would be incomplete
: without their enchanting glitter.
So it was with Augusta Vivian at
J eight-and-twenty. People were already
i beginning to speak of her us nn old
maid ' lite voniir it.. tt.vear-iili- lum.
; sels thought her "shockingly old," aud
; -Lily, her married sister, with two babies
! patronized and pitied her.
! "Poor OuMsie I" said Mrs. Lathrou.
I "it is'nt likely she will ever marry now !
' Why, I was engaged ttefore I was etgh-
teen, aud Gustiie is nearly thirty. How
1 ever, I always wanted an old -maid sister
j to live with me, and help about the
cbildreu and the housekeeping.
Yet Augusta Vivian was lovelier uuw
than Bhe Had been at eighteen. ot a
hearts, waiting lor the day to come
which may never dawn.
And so it happened that Augusta
Vivian had let a bright tear-drop or two
fall upon the 6hining folds of a silver
barred tarlatan as she sat there all
"Augusta," said Auut Bessie, pres
ently re-entering, and sitting herself
down to work in the sunny corner of
the bav-window, "how old is your sister
"Sixteen next month," answered
Augusta, spiritlessly.
"I thought so," said Aunt Bessy,
sagely. "Do you know, AngusU, I've
got a new idea in my head ?"
"What is that?" asked Augusta,
forcing herself at least to appear to take
some sort of interest in the subject
matter under discussion.
"Major Culthorpe, next door don't
you notice that he comes hens every
"He never siieaks to me,"said Augusta,
"But he does to Helen. They wero
out an hour yesterday, looking at the
h-acinthbejs. 1 j really believe he
means something, Augusta. Helen is
young, to be sure only sixteen aud
he must be more thau thirty."
"Thirty-one," said Augusta, with a
little sigh, so soft that it was scarcely
"But he's very rich and very hand
some a great deal more brilliant match,
in a worldly point of view, than Lily's
Helen couldn't do better
than to accept him, if he should happen
T ,..,. it tll hr "
Aufrusta dare not answer. Marrying
and giving in marriage how naturally
they came to every girl but herself !
Here was little Helen, wearing short
dresses still, and scarcely out of the
school-room, and Major Oulthorpa, one
q k thousand, handsome as Apollo, and
pmess to ner young siaier a wver.
"Helen L the last of the flock,"
added Aunt Bessie, meditatively, "ex
cept yon, Augusta, and I don't Buppose
you will marry now !"
Vn " AnoTiata. echoed, looking down
airily at the white tarlatan folds,
almU marrT now."
j Jare
Ur. - went on Aunt By, inconsola-
tory vein, "l'eople that uon t nave any
ujh are never tumbled with the dntvn.
Dear heart alive, I'm an old maid my
self, and I'm sure my life has always
an easy one !
'Y. but von had a lover once."
"Of course I had; I should have
married Hugh Revere if the Lord in
His good providence hadn't seen fit to
: 1. ... ... .. 1 i
1 31 1 : .s tk. eimA lint Tva trot
reconciled to it now.
"But if you had never had a lover ?"
"Well, I don't know how things
would have seemed to me then," said
Annt Bessv. "I've always felt more
like a widow than an old maid since,
sending up meir siar u i's
the rnstic bridire to the solitary
walk among the evergreens, Augusta
flitted along, scarcely knowing or heed
ing whither she went Some new
shadow seemed to have come oyer her
life within the last hour some brood
ing phantom of evil, she herself knew
not what. Only that she was very, very
sorrowful, and longed to be alone.
"Miss Vivian !"
She started like a frightened fawa.
"Major Culthorpe !"
For he had met ner at the little wire
gateway which divided the Culthorpe
estate from the less pretending grounds
of the cottage. A tall, handsome man,
with Spaninh eyes, a rich dark com
plexion, and a beard soft and long as
lloss silk. Major Cnlthorpe's cheek
was slightly flushed, as if in sympathy
with the touch of crimson which suf
fused Angusta Vivians whole face.
"Did I startle you. Miss Vivian ?"
' "No, but I did not expect "
She stopped abruptly, not knowing
what to say in her confusion.
"Were you going for a walk ?"
"Yes no 1 don't know."
And Augusta blushed more hotly than
ever at the thonqht of what a goose she
was tanking of herself. But Major
Culthorpe did not seem to notice it.
"May I have the pleasure of walking
a liftie way with you ?" he asked.
"Helen's up at the cottage," Augusta
ansvered, impulsively.
"In she ? I hope bhe is very well ;
but you have not yet answered my
... .....
conr.1 certainly I shall be
verv hitonv-
buuiniered Augusta. And
she thotigut to 1m rself, "Now lie is going
.. - .:.i..i r
to mk eoniidftut of me,"
She walked bIour by hisside in silence
for some distance, and then looked up!"C" awav and instead Mice sits
:.u t 3i 1. i Clear away, ana lusteau, .Mice bus
with a forced laugh
"Yon have something to say to me,
Major Culthorpe," she began, "so you
may as well say on."
"You are right," he auswered with a
smile ; "I have."
"Do vou know how tuauy yearn we
have lived neighbors to each other.
Miss Vivian ?"
"Xot exactly six or seven, I believe."
"Seven next November. And did it
never occur to you that this constant
companionship might suggest to me
the possibility of a nearer tie?"
"i supposed it was possible, an
swered Augusta, almost inaudibly.
ro you tliink I am tooold to marry?''
"Certainly not."
... . . . . ....
"Augusta, wonid von tase me r
"I lane you ! Jiajor Culthorpe? -
s.v t 1,-tI i-i
you aU these vears, yet never until now for m7 seltwhuess. We did not ait his eyes for sleep he w happy, and re
have mustered courage to ask you to ' lwn immediately, though, but stoiid solves that he will try aud do his duty,
be mv wife. I know it has been cow- j lkuig t each other, talkiug, and, -Good ni.ht I. lot mti. worj,
aftllv" to keep silence so loin?, yet when I muklI1K three quiet shadows ou the Trt b-.uu.ai though hri.f.
a man's whole destiny luTngs ou their And Arthur said we were always "f'?.: k"n
answer to a single question he can but 1 etiug shadows wherever we went ; and .,.
hesitate aud tremble. My own dear some were somber enough to many jroor lluband and Wifi-.
one my Augusta oniy ten me tuai i
i. i. ,n .i ti,..ii
..I nr. aLw i. f irtr.,'. -
And when Miss iviau ,cme home
from ner walK in the woods her accepted
lover h. her side
lover was by her side.
"So it wasn t Helen, after all, said
Aunt Bessy," when she heard the news,
"Well, men are unaccountable creatures
-and Augusta .- very handsome still.
But I always rfi think she would be an
old maid."
The spell of the ancient proverb was
dissolved for once : and Aususta man.
naving oeen tnree times a i.n.iesmai.i,
was a bride after alL
1 a .1 1-1 " 1
. .
I was tired of washing dishes ; I was
tired of drudgery. It had always been j toe, and should never form new ties ; meau8 weaver.. xhe wie is ' j of purpose to grapple with those difii
so. and I was dissatisfied. I never sat . that could be so intimately associated : r..t . : culties and snlxlne them. On half of
down a moment to read, that Jamie
didn't want a cake, or a bit of paper to i
scribble on, or a bit of soap to make
bubbles. "I d rather be in prison," I
said one day, "than to have my life
teased out, "as Jamie knocked my elbow,
when I eat writing to a friend.
But a morning came when I had one
plate less to wash, one chair less to But
away by the wall in the dining-room ; j
when Jamie's little crib was put .way
in the garret and it has never come ,
down since. I had been unusually fret
ful and discontented with the dark May
morning that he took the croup.
Gloomy weather gave me the headache,
and 1 had less patience than at any
other time. By-aud-by he was singing .
..r i
in anotuer room, a want to ue au an- ; up uie long uiiung room, auu sat uowa np a hint of earnest, in-door, stay-at-gel
;" and presently rang out that mo-, iu my window seat to work out the home occupations as licing fitted for her
tallic cough. 1 never hear that hymn J puzzling connection, while I looked out who bears this name."
since mat it uon t cut me to tne near :
for the croup cough rings out with it
He grew worse toward night and when
my husband came home he went for the j
uocior. At uri uu nectueu to ueiu 111111,
but it merged into inflammatory croup,
aud all was soon over.
"I ought to have been called in
sooner, said the doctor,
I have a servant
to wash the dishes
isitor comes, I can
Aoin 1...- ;i.nnf
now ; aud when a visitor
sit down and entertain
having to work all the time.
v.muu ci .
O ' 1
There is no little boy worrying ue to
i-.vifAA then Ma wa i
are no
1 - al. a
The magazines
are not soiled by looking over the pic
- a .
tures, but stand prim aud neat on the
reading-table past as X leave them.
"Your carpet never looks dirty," said
a weary-worn mother to me.
"Oh 1 no," I muttered to myself,
"there are no little boots to dirty it
But my fi-te in aa weary aa theirs
weary with rutting in my lonesome par
lor at twilight weary with watching for
the arms that used to twine around my
neck, for the curia that brushed against
my cheek, for the young laugh that rang
out with mine, as we watched the bias
ing fire.or made rabbits with the shadow
on the wall, waiting merrily together (
ior papa conuug noiue. a unve uie ,
wealth aud ease I longed for, but at i
with crown pontons, driving to town or !
church, and my hair silvered I over with
gray, I wish I had murmured leas.
.ivlat; Heartily to Co!.
. . , . . . -ii -i
It ia related of Andrew i nller that on-1
a-begging tonr for the
nmr T. rv a v T Til. JMI1IA. fT I. 1 .
J v.
8ions. he called on
a oertain wealthy i
. ... i
nooieman to wiiouj no '
out wno nau nearu muou 01 '""""
After he had stated to him the object
of his visit his lordship olnterved tliat
he thought he should make him no do
nation. Dr. Fuller was preparing to re
turn when the nobleman remarked that
there was one man to whom, if he could
see him, he thought he would give
something for the mission, and that man
was Andrew Fuller. Mr. Fuller imme
diately replied. 'My name, air, is An
drew Fuller. On this account the no-
liieman with aomA hesitation, cava him I
airuinoa. Observing the indifference of
the doner. Mr. Fuller looked him in
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the face with much gravity, and said,
"Does this donation, sir. come from !
your heart I If it does not, I wish not
to receive it The nobleman was melted
and overcome with this honest frank
ness, and taking from his purse ten
guineas more said, "there, sir, these
oome from the bottom of my heart"
Men should give to the cause of mis
sions cheerfully. They should do good
with a good motive. "God loveth a
cheerful giver.
Only Tare mt V. j
There were only three of us left in the 1
old house, the Thanksgiving night be-1
fore Arthur went away, and past as tne
twilight was falling I climbed into one
of the old-fashioned windows to look
without. The prospect was drear
enough, and the pang I was to feel at
parting sharpened the whole scene. The
elms were stripped of leaves, and the
water was dripping tearfully from their
spray: and beyond the sloping bunk,
the unsteady waves looked like dark
clouds dropped on the surface of the
lake, and the rocks and pebbles of the
shore were wet with the late rain. The
wind swept around the house in con
fused gusts, for it had not yet decided
which way to blow, and sometimes it
would shake the doors and windows as
if with a heavy hand, and anon hush its your owr Leart an j arouse ono in an
voice to a whisper and come moaning I otnt.r insom- uh, try the mighty efli
to us through the crevices. Icacyoflove. Oue smile of eeuuine svm-
"It is au old
bonsc, 1 said, turning
to Arthur, who, with Alice, was standing
"It is an old house," he repeated,
"and like all old houses has its ghosts.
Do not question my veracity with
doubting eyes, and 1 will tell you of
apparitions that haunt it daily."
"At twilicht I come iu here often
from hard study, aud I see our grand-
father aeatnl. aa of old at other Thanks-
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i yonuer
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radiant beiore me, and you hover around
questions, and the ghosts are gone. I
do not mean that I really see them, you
know," he explained, in order to do
away with my incredulity, "aud I do
not mean that there are real ghosts to
be seen here, only the specters that
fancy falls up ; but we are only specters
ourselves, little cousin, that flit here
until God calls us away. '
It was irrowini? darker now. Betty
1 had gone to spend the night with a sick
j child, and I thonght it would be a relief
j to hear her stirring in the kitchen, and
; getting down from my window I said
lual 1 wisnea certy iiaa not gono away.
' iot lt w8 K'(omJ hight, and a large
l.rknoA f.-kv ..tilw lliyu. r.f lis Th-ati AliA
"e-y ;
: placed our ohiirs. rebukuiir me eravely
- . , " . v, . i
: era cool and refreshimr that fell where ,
: they were most needed in the heat and
, ,,T. ,.
, w.--- " .. " n "
Alice," he said, after we had sat down,
. '
-J6 l 1? f0"SIt
i fnd touted, until we quit wrgot mat
; 2
; and that the
; 'SS ta
; row Wtt8 AnansMgwiBg iay.
: There would be many changes in all
, three of us. Arthur said, beiore we
I 1 A . I . 1 1 A
; coma meet agam ; ouj no tiopeu . , Le . b . no othe
would be all just as it should be. lie:,'- . i..j . :....,!
went forth with high hopes, it was true.
but he was strangely attached to the
I old house, and it was hard for him to
leave. He was attached to the inmates,
with dear remembrances, for by natnre
he was conservative ; so much so, that '
he felt he could never be happy to mfike
choice ot a ule companion without the I
ol that household, it was a pity
tua a wa. coumu, ,u
a 0
was his cousin, for in time
wife. He looked
" r i
iked very steadily at me . aoco.jinrfv waa cIqA -it,
and I made answer that u .ocorajPP1T caU01 m
k, buu """" . . , or wife ; aud another remnant of
while speak in;
'"'the world 1 would never marry Ainu
I thought too much of him. Ua looked ,
mused, and said that I was a strange
that beside me there was only Alice lelt
for him, and that she, too, was my
- , . , , . . T 1 1 1
"But she 18 not mine, he said quickly,
catching up her hand, and I walked ;
ii I 1 i l
into uie uara mgui.
f e all left the dear old house the '
next day after Thanksgiving, Arthur to I
pursue his theological studies, Alice to j
live with a relative in another town and
I to attend school in a little village not
t... ik4..,it ?:.
and visited the old house together, for !
w left it nniubabittfd Th swal own !
built their nests in the chimneys, aud !
the robins wove theirs in the corners of
. , . i . ...
ine oia wiuauWB ana trauies. ami mer
always welcomed us with their happy
. i , xt' ... .
flutterini and their eontrs. for tiiese !
i.aai a in., n . 'i r I
wa-AaAiua w.i l.a enwuAn&o. l.aeawna.
vviwu auu xuu nivncuw v. imuuiu I7 i
ings. The deserted house looked less
cheerless, made alive with their busy,
social habits so we called them onr
tenants, Alice and I ; and wrote Arthur
long letters under the brown apple
trees, of their quiet ways and thrifty
little lives. And we would make our
letters just as fresh as description of
peaoh and apple blossom and rose and
rosemary, and all the fragrance of sum
mer could make them ; for we said they
must fall like fresh bouqnets among
the musty tomes of the old books he 1
was continually poring over. And thus
we strove to keep him mindful that
there were two hearts very tender of
his happiness during his absence and
toil. j
Well. Arthur came back at last. I
;i,. -.i r.. i?hiF ;
ajf three of ns. He had worked hard! I
1 he said, during the yean, of our sepa-!
I ration, and had enjoyed many a rich
least Htnayuik me om masters, lie '
thought they had brought him nearer to I
ii .,i.;Un,.v.i;m i
miimik u. turj iisu ifii'UKiii uiui umirr w ,
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. . .i l 1 ,iir.. 1 T 1 .. .1 :
i . . ,i.- Mn.i.i , 1 1 ... I i m..AK 1 .
T ...i t . .
our grandfather ?
I did not know. ;
But Alice," I said,
"with her it had ,
been quite different ; she had one of
tnose large nearts wmcu me werui so
much needed ; she could understand all
. . .
the needs of people who had had quite
a different experience from hers. She
was a noble woman, and would make i
an excellent such an excellent minister's '
Arthur plucked a flower from his '
buttonhole, analyzed and described it '
to me. and explained how much more .
luxuriantly he had seen it blossom in a :
warmer clime. And then he told me j
tiint a iiaa tia.1 rttvimai v r.vyrr
iice uao prutuiseu to uecome iu ;
u5 relt WI7 nnworthy, but su- ,
premely happy. I
Well, they were married, Alice and
Arthur, inst aa the robins betran to sins
in the buddinsr cherry trees. I went
down with them to their new home, j
whose white walls cleam ont so plea-
santly from the locusts and lilacs sui-.
rounding it In our quiet heartfelt
ways we are very happy here, all three
of ua. And we thank God hourly for
his loving kindness to us in our orphaned
lives, and for 'his tender mercies
shown to us. littral Sew Yorker.
Klndnem to Children.
Deal with your children as God deals
with his. Do not meet their anger with
your anger, their petulance with your
own, or their obstinacy with willfulness
still greater. Overcome evil with Rood.
1 When God called himself a father, he
chose a name which he designed to be
significant of overflowing love, tender
mercy and long continued forbearance.
'Parents, provoke not yoar children to
What will love not do ? Who can de
scribe its powerful subduing influences?
Who ever accomplished anything by re
proaches,or violence,or harsh measures?
Ynn crrntifv u Tkrivnta an,1 flrk rtflauinn
patuv jH WOrtlt all vonr purse to the beir-
gar. "Ueloved, jet us love one another;
for love in of (iod ; and every one that
loveth is born of God " 1 John iii :7.
1'arents, commend your little ones
when they do right, perform that which
is good and praiswortliy. Whenever
they are quick to oley cheerfully, ex-
, prees your grateful approbutiou ; tell
1 .i.Pm i.liw WPii nlea..e.l 'imw
' ..;u...i s n ;
: ""B'j b' "; c iu. im-
' Pement iu weu uoing uet a mother
, approve 01 a cuiid s conduct whenever
sue can. iiet ner snow mat uis goou
I La.vit,r uattt 'or. sincerely happy.
WW-, blm,ff T "aiT1V
rjleas bv sniiles anil nfriictioii. In tin
. way die will cherish iu her child's heart
some of the noblest and most desirable
feelinsrs of onr nature. She will culti -
vate iu him a lovely and amiable dispo-1
sitioa and a 1
cheerful spirit Yonr child
lit. lAaan vara vil aa ui ri rw uiwl . l ux 1 iunt
through the day. Just beforo putting
mrongu me iay. just oeioro putting
Lira to sleep for the night, von take Lu
hand and say:
"My sou, you hav. been very good
to-dav. It make me very happy to see
vou so kind and olwdient Ci-xl loves
children who ar6 dutiful to their pa'
. rents, aud he promise to inakb them
j happy."
I Thi9 approbation 'roui his mother is
1 to mm a great reward. And when, with
! a more than ordinary aflectioiiata tone,
' vr.n .u 'I . .1 . 1 mvlt .l.-iai. .. . . '
. '
" ' " ;j -u. . j
full of feeliutr. Aud where l.e eloses
Ti;.i i. i
baud" explained ?
It means literally
j, the support of it,
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IE "T"" "Tn TZ'C, .V .
, - r .-0....... -
i band keeps together a sheaf of com.
j Xuer0 are tallDr maied men wUo are
i husbands ; because they are not the
house Trulv in manv
! caTs, the wife is theT husband ?Tor
I often times it is she who, by her prn-
I thrift.aud economy.keeps the
,0.;,r -n, ,..i'm i.
. . , . ... Btr:DSh:a i,Uusa '
f n .mf.,rf w -. . i.aKo.i . ;
... w -
for ;
he is not a house-band ; instead of i
keeping things together, he scatters i
them among the pawn-brokers. I
And now let us see whether the word !
.-;... i,a . t. n !
fuotorie8 ne o tUe
nrinniai mwmn. ; ' l, I
th' f .-tj j rliithin- everv!
lml-, it, T. '. ' i
-- . , ,,M , . rh . ,
f I oiuu tunv WUVtma aw tU ksAsiJ. W AAV w I, A V. a
Iu. , ,. ,.,.. li. .i !
therefore, calleil spinsters; the thread
vu vnvpn mm r nlh hv
their mother, j
M trnta W!lg m. iu tLe worl
,w, .. ,ied to ,d ieoe of
furnitur whi1cU ' dow to
...;.,... t,;..i. i. ...i ... .1 :
llUUlbUlC, W UiHI luiug UWtll IA IUI I
wLich tLonSu
jt bai th t
loon, once a most important article
means weaver and aa Freneli well re-
marks, "in the word itself is wrapped
. . ... ' 1
The .treuit of America.
the '
Cist a momentary trlance over
surface of this broad continent. You ,
' see at once that it is the most mag-!
inifieent theatre noon which human :
Pw has ever had an opportunity to
exert itself. Tu;member that upon it
forty millions of beings are already
placed. nd that the future will doubt-1
In.. w.iitnl.iit anrinul n.M!;n. iS. .n i
oVo..,n...;i,n rHn V,.n will .Ioa
ever-increasing ratio.
w muuv.u. .u ,
r " .
note that flocking in from abroad
tiiA i)t tiiA TAntn t). Afpiofln th !
rushing in to lorrn parts ol one huge
conglomerate mass of restless hnmauity,
upon whose fiat depends the realization j
of the highest hopes ever yet formed
sxf .n.-.ul.i.,, tKa " . ntnn
commonwealth. Surely never in any
preceding record of human history has
orv has
there been a fairer opening for the full !
J - i. i.l a : a.: !
ucvmuiriucui ui alio jiii-riw nnuixauuuzi j
for good, which the Divine Being has
been pleased to implant in the bosoms
of his creatures. Here is ample space
and verge enough for the most far-seeing
statesman, the most persuasive
orator, the most profound philosopher,
the most exalted philanthropist Here I
is a field the like of which Aristotle or ,
Plato never trod. Here are problems '
on which Cicero never could have spec- !
united, or lUeon exercised his wonder-
ful sairaoitv. Answer me. if von can. I !
Py yon, shall it indeed be' that this
marvelous scene will be occupied by j t ,
actors worthy of their place, who wUjdoT
" r"" . utanA tuiael-lmilt a dax7lin
eiy great emergency, and do for their , "a P"nN ilneir
fellow-men all that mortal power has',na,7-. 'nr parents sang tueir
. J o o
rllna.n..n n !,.. n..i i,a
iMMkn altlA tn .tV.'fr ainna tliia f i irf ..! t n r..
1 11 . . . 1 . . I
' ... , ..... .. .....
uepn nmn ui Hnwr. ainee i I M mrieiriir t
of Paradise?
Retilat the Beglanlns.
i iih .- rum usie si mum a I st
The Arabs have a fable o f
miller I
u , startled by a camel's
r HJ TlL -7? XI i.f ZZt. '
UVWrO ILIA LAaj AU ItlfJ naaAUW VI 1U aiVIU I 1 w O
where he was sleeping. "It is very cool sunlight by day, and glittering in the
outside," said the camel ; "I only want starlight by night From court and
to get my nose in," The nose was left terrace waters welled out, and the iris
in. then the neck, and finally the whole i crested cascades fell down to cool shady
. " . . V. ... r - ti.i.i - at. - a. t.
body. TeseBtry the miller began to be 1
o-tremplv innnvtiiMin.I hw tha nn. :
KajiT companion he had obtained, in a !
rrm nAi4n.nl v nnk. lunrA AnrkTi a it fnr '
wh. "If you are inconvenienced von I
-j,- ienVe," said the camel; "as for ;
i a - i w a
BTSelf I shall stay where I am,
The moral of the fable concerns all
When temptation occurs, we must not
yield to it We must not allow so much
aa ita "nose" to come in. Evervthinir
like sin is to be turned away from. He!
who yields even in tha smallest degree
will soon be entirely overcome: and
the last state of that man is worse than
the nrst
The newest walking suits are shorter
and scrntier than heretofore.
"It Can't Be Doner
This is the cry of weakness, indecision
indifference, and indolence. What can't
be done ? Something that some other
man has done. Well you can doit
or you can do something toward it. At
all events, you can try. Until you have
tried tried once and again tried with
resolution, application, and industry to
do a thing, no one is justified in saying
"it can't be done." The plea in such a
case is a mere excuse for not attempting
to do anything at all.
"Mother, I can't do it," said a little
boy looking up from bis slate, on which
he had been trying hard to work out a
sum in algebra. "Try again, my son,"
said the mother ; "never give up until
you;do it Stick to it like a man.' The
boy would be like a man ; he was en
couraged by the hopeful words of his
mother. He stooped down again over
his task, and applied himself. The dif
ficulty cleared itself away before his
. . 7- .. . j 7.
t", . , u
1 in few niiuutes after, he looked np
! ,r"n,.f"." " wuu an air 01 triumph,
Well : asked the mother, "how is it
now?" "I have done it?" said the boy;
"nothing like stickiug to it !" BigLt,
my son ; when you have token any good
work in hand that must be done, never
think for a moment of abandoning it
until it has been accomplished. That is
the way to be a man." He took the
mother's advice, and it . served him
throughout life. The boy is now a man
one of the most famous teachers in our
most famous university.
"It can't be done," ruins the beet of
projects. The very words mean failure
a.u AueT,are " fJcniaon
1 ol imPotanoe and despair. hen they
?.ro n"f rea 'flution nJ deterouna
. uou-.l"e 8001 01 811 roMM-MW g
out of the man ; and unless he be m-
?pir,Ulw,iUl newhfe and energy
.7. .
i no 'lU d0"
I f.,7ounS 1
I ..u!? word J4,
rench officer of artillery
should be banished from the
'nary. x ue omen was -apoieon
i "aP"-
aou mT remember tne story 01 ai
mour the .Tartar and the spider in the
cave. Trying to climb to a certain
point the spider fell to the ground again
aud again ; but still the little creature
rose again to the task, and at the for
tieth eHbrt it succeeded. "Surely." said
i Tlnmnr
if a spider can succeed after
n..v fuilnreI a van I after mw
! m""y ,li--ureat can l alter my do-
fotj .,..1 l.t. 1 i ; i:
. I ' -1 ......
i ii luce wuu new nopes. rauieti nis men.
and ultimately conquered.
So in all tilings. We must try often,
aud try with increased resolution to
! succeed. Failure seems but to disci -
pliue the stronir: only the weak are over -
' whelmed by it Dilhculties draw forth
the best energies of a man : they reveal
- .
' ",txI uuw siteugiu, sutt inuu utui
i the exercise of his noblest powers.
DilUculties try his patience, his enenrv
, . . ,-- f- i.. m-i,
f,na "f3 W0TMll faculties. Ihey test
. the strength of bis purpose, and the
1 wilL
i no one say that because he knows
! "!;, and cado a little, he ought.
therefore, to rest where he is. and. dis-
' ,lifficnlties give np with "It
can't be done it's of no use trviue."
Would you lie in the gutter if thrown
down there? No! cet up. act. work i
ctuuvaie your nature, uetermine to au- 1
; and H you are resolute, you
niust eventually succeed. There may
uum.uiu iu eucouuter, out wo
dawn wiU 8rely come to him who has
patience to await it and who haseuero-r
the difficulties will be found imaginary,
when they are fairly fronted.
Hope aud diligence are the life and
soul of success. The temper in which
the words "it can't be done." are uttered
la . . --- ,
havo no kinshin w th theae. "It enn't
ng ;-,t is a giving
"f lu "enijmr. iui. - i. can ue uoue,
..V. i . . ... . .
it snail oe done. always achieves
wonders and in the end seldom fails.
Ktrons-lindcd Women
The women in Austria, in the agri- cared "" the bird nntU its broken wing
cultural regions, are, like those of 1 was wel1 He taught the bird to
Switzerland, the master minds of the i sinB n1 to do many wonderful things,
family. Thev are strong-handed and I 411,1 became at last very much attached
strong-minded, and can take care of! to it One day while tho window was
themselves, and their husbands also i V?u the bird suddenly fluttered its
when necessary. They are evidently : I'Rht wings and flew out of the house,
the "lords of creation" outside of the ' alighting in au adjoining tree, and de
cities, aud need no one to take care of j lighted with its newly-acquired freedom
them. There is no labor too hard for
them to undertake, and perform a full
" work at While writing, my eye
?s upon twenty or more of them engaged
iu the construction of a new Tnnkhal
n the rear of the hotel. The whole
business of mixing and preparing the
mortar is m the hands of stalwart women,
the carrying of bnck and mortar up the
ladders, in tnrm balanced on their heads.
is Hem ir cTacefnllv aud with arjrjarent '
. . . . . . . .
m 11 Ia J l
by bright-eyed lasses
and their more trrave-lookiiicr motiiers.
meir vocatiou, auu vouiu
scorn to be pitied by what we call the
sterner sex. For all we may know, they
11" t 1 .1 a- i i
'may he wives and daughters of the dozen
I OT Til OTP fiUtOmfi.ticfil-lool 11117 mCIl flTl the
scaffolds slowly laying the brick and !
spreading tne mortar wmcu is urongut
spreading the mortar which is brought
them on the top of the blonde locks or
anKnrn imrla nf tVia ontl bat Thai
v. e-
these women should be allowed to vote.
and will have the franchise whenever it
is given to their husbands, there is no
manner of doubt, and they will then
virtually have two votes, as no husband
in the rural districts of Austria or
Switzerland would dare to vote against
the sentiments of his wife.
An Arab Tradition.
, i trad.lt,on' .,? man7 untunes
" ' - J.?
Man dare not utter it splen-
Ieep in the midst of F.den it !
aane- j
r vesper
... i
DUUKa 111 UIU . 1,1 II If 1 1 fe DUIHIU.a 111 1 1.11 I
u .
courts ; for there were pillared halls
i -l..: 1 1 i 1 i
and cloisters of emerald and pearl, where
, fountains sprang aloft in the sucnt moon; :
: and long, luminous vistas, where, hand
m hand, these two lovers walked in sin-'
less beauty. Then there were pinnacles
and dome of sanlnre. blainr? in the
oeiis oi aspnouei oeiow, ior tae tempie
was plaeed far within the privacies
that vallev of Eden whence the fc
! OI
four I
rivers flowed eastward. However, sad
to relate, upon the day that Adam fell
this glorious temple was scattered into
. . . i .. . m ...--
a million of fragments, and thrown
11 aLUCll 1.9,
broadcast over the earth. These frag
ments we now light upon, and gather
up with cost and care, and call them ru
bies, emeralds,sspphires,and diamonds.
but they are, after alL only the primeval
palace. The sunset splendors and the
'diadems of princes, the milky way in the
heavens, and the spray that sparkles in
the entanglement of a maidens's hair,
are alike, but the costly dust of that
sanctnry the sad remembrances of a
departed Eden. "
Voutais Column.
Beady Obedience.
If yen are told to do a thing.
And mean to do it rtailv,
,-v.r let It be br helve. ;
Doit fully, freHy I
Do axw make a ponr
W.ltittw. wittK. uiwb'sdy :
All orjfdieiMe wurtli the aaane
Mwt be promi and rval.
When father calls, though pleasant be
'the play you are pursuing.
Do uot say. -I'll come whea 1
liake Ubisbed what I'm doing.
Brother Bob's Htoiesb. "Put on
your hat, Nettie," said brother Bob ;
"I've something to show you two
things, I ought to say. Did you think
I had forgotten this was the first of
March, and your birthday? So, in
deed ! And here are eight kisses for
you, one for every year of your life."
Nettie, delighted, ran to get her hat
"Was there ever snoh a dear brother
Bob in the world before? She thought
not She was quite sure Tom Snow was
not half so good to his sisters, for she
saw him throw Lucy's pet doll quite
over the woodshed, and Mollie's little
white kitty he dropped out of the third
story window, aud when the girls cried,
he only laughed and said, 'It would
take nine tumbles like that to kill the
kitty,' which I don't believe do you.
Bob ?" for Nettie was telling all this to
her brother, as, with her hand in his,
he led her down the garden-walk.
"Where can we be going?" asked
Nettie, as Bob turned toward the barn.
"I'll show you in a minute," and Bob
nnlatched the barn door, and led Nettie i
along until she came to a box with slats
nailed across it, then bidding her look
in. Nettie :iaw two beautiful white rab-
I Kits
She clapped her hands. "Oh ! how
cunning they are ! Where did you get
them. Bob? Are they truly for me?
And what are their names?"
Bob felt as much pleasure in seeing
Nettie's joy as if he had received a
present himself.
"I bonoht them of T,i,k Sawver for
. v,vtv.,i , x .."; . j
IliAi'r n.mu I.V ...1 RnW
their names are Jack and Gill. But let
us go now, for I have something else to
show you, and then I must go to school.
I forgot to say that Nettie had been
sick, and was now just able to go out of
doors, and the doctor said that before
she went to school she had better play
around, and try to gain some color in
1.- .,.. 1 1-.
Back of the house was a grove of
; sprue and maple trees, and they made
sucu a delightful shade in the warm
1 weather that Nettie's father refused to
1 have them cnt down. It was here Bob
j hl Nettie, aud before she guessed what
. uo could oe going to snow ner, sue
, , , , .i...-.i r
I ope swing, fastened between two
"Oh Bob van all 1im ennl.1 anv
ijou - was an she could say ,
but Bob knew well enough by her looks
, how glad she was.
"ou see, Nettie," said he, "it is so
! low that you could not hurt yourself,
. even if you shou.d fall from it
There was a board fastened in for a
seat, and a roie tied across to form the
I hack, and Nettie was not at all afraid to
try it Back and forth she went.
T1 1.; u..l..- 1 n L v-.l. 1
puamuK oruiuu. mou no nuoweu
her how, by touching her foot to the
ground, she might be able to swing
herself when there was no one to push
"You see, Nettie," said Bob, "this
swing is the paint-brush, and the air is
the paint and I want you to come here
every pleasant day and paint vonr
cheeks until they are red as roses. 'r
Nettie laughed and promised she
would do so, and Bob, snatching an
other kiss, ran off to school. Young
J-'oU;' Acr.
T Farlb.-
, ... . ,..
( )riA ilftT vnifA s rnnnff hnv wai wiilkine
. .. i . . . -j-o j : .
in the field he found a wounded bird.
! which being too much injured to fly
j away, suffered itself to be caught and
carried home by its finder in triumph.
Being a kind-hearted boy, he tenderly
it reiuseu every lnuuoementits late mas
ter could offer it to return, and with a
shrill chirp, that seemed to say, "catch
me if you can," it flew away into the
summer air and was soon out of sight
The summer months passed away and
the autumn came, the leaves grew crim
son and golden aud dropped one by one
from the branches. The bleak winds
swept them away. Then the air grew
u cueeneBs suiu tne nrst snow-
, , , . , .
flakes began to fall, and the wintry
The boy stood again by the open
window, warmly and comfortably clad,
gazing with admiration at the newly
fallen snow. Suddenly his attention
was attracted by a faint chirp near at
hand, and looking in the direction of j
ruu imu
chilled with cold. He called to it gladly !
and the bird timidly approached him, a
little distance at a time, and at last
taking oourage, it alighted on a bare
branch by the window, and from thence
flew into its master's hand, lt was soon
back in its cage again in the kitchen
corner singing its old song, safe from
the cold.
Moral. Truant chickens invariably
come home to roost. The bad young:
boy and the foolish girl who leave a
j happy and comfortable home, when
circumstances seem bright and fair, are
glad enough to return again, when win
ter comes and adversity overtakes them.
Sy care-Word F-vioiiv. 1. An animal
never found in Ireland.
2. An ancient
A bachelor who put off getting j
j -
. .. . . 1 I .... II. .1 .... .....
marrT t-im 4
uuuncu dv iuuk suai. uu nuu
wviuu t
A commencement.
M A l:
As Ou Pczzle.
If the Bit pnt :
If the B. putting :
Answer : It the grate be empty, pnt
coal on. If the grate be full, stop put
ting coal on.
A raeft.
Where do most men find their great
est help or their greatest hindrance to
success in their business I At home !
Frugality there commonly means pros
perity. 'Extravagance there commonly
means vexation, temptation to business
gambling and to eventual ruin. Half
the married men who practice swindling
are pushed on to it by an extravagant
wife and family. A man's wife is either
his best friend or his worst enemy.
Pere Hyacinthe has laid aside his
Carmelite garb, and appears now in
simple civilian costume.
High Elizabethan ruffles. ' "
Open to conviction A pickpocket
An unpopular Ism' The rheumatism.
Inveterate smokers Steamboat fun
nels. Low The new style of wearing the
The old -fashioned revolver The
Neck-handkerchiefs fashionable in
1777, are revived this season.
It doesn't matter much whether yonr
new bonnetiias strings or not
Ladic are shy about adopting the
"fashion" of discarding corsets.
A Kansas lawyer was fined for pro
fanity and contempt of court the other
day for quoting Latin to the judge.
From all parts of the country accounts
come of people being injured by tum
bling out of carriages. Well, this it
the full season.
A reverend gentleman of Oswego,
New York, was recently tined Slot for
choking his wife, which ho did with a
view to make her talk !
Krupp's world-renowned iron works
at Esson, in Prussia, cover a space of
1,000 acres, and employ lS.OOH laborers.
The buildings alone occupy 200 acres.
The stupendous pumpkin, the enor
mous pear, the gigantic gooseberry, and
all the rest of them must now hide their
diminished beads, for the Selma Timet
chronicles, has on show iu its office,
a sweet potato six feet two inches long.
Good, kind, true, holy words dropped
in conversation may be little thought
of. but they are like seeds or flowers or
fruitful trees falling by the wayside,
borne by some birds afar ; haply there
after to fringe with beauty some barren
mountain side, or to make g'sd some
lonely wilderness.
.. M.""u ' teoraieu "cnipior or
Lwedeu, is dead. Ii is most celebrated
restlers." representimr
two men bound together at the waist,
and armed with knives, struggling in a
duel to the death, was exhibited at thai
International Exhibition in 1862, and
was considered one of tho most remark
able works of modern times.
A writer in a Philadelphia paper
gnshes over Miss Xeilson, saying :
"Bobbed of her youth and loveliness,
Adelaide Xeilsou would still be a great
and a glorious actress. Like the rose
before the shrine of Aphodite, her
beauty is but a heath, a fragrance, a
delight, before the unfading image ot
her noble aud imperishable art"
So long as God holds you up by the
will and determination to serve Him
with which He inspires you, go on
boldly and do not be frightened at your
little checks and falls, so long as you
can throw yourself into His arms iu
trusting love. Go there with an open,
joyfnl heart as often as possible ; if not
always joyful, at least go with a brave
and faithful heart
A school-boys toothache generally
commences at eight a. m., reaches its
highest altitude at a quarter to nine,
when the pain ia intense to an extraor
dinary degree ; commences to subside
at nine, and after that disappears with
a celerity that must be very comforting
to the sufferer. If at night that boy
hasn't got four quarts of walnuts spread
out to dry np stairs, it is because there
is no place np stairs to do it
A Virginia city (Nevada) man is said
to have invented an ingenious plan of
keeping his house clear of insurance
agents and similar nuisances. On each
side of the path leading to his door, he
has fixed several sections of water pipe
filled with small holes, and on the ap
proach of a suspicious character a tap
is turned, and instantly numerous iets
of water enfilade the path in all direc
tions, and effectually keep the invader
at a safe distance.
A pious old lady at Sew Bedford
boasted in prayer meeting that she was
not afraiu of the devil. A young chap
present with a view to testing her faith
and courage, followed her home, and
in a lonely, secluded spot, crept up be
hind her and whispered, "I am the
devil. "But the good woman never heeded
him, and again and again he introduced
himself iu the same style. Finally,
finding the thing was getting monoton
ous, she turned to him with the ejacu
lation, "Well, nobody denies it." That
young man don't follow the frightened
business any more.
The writer of this saw a man who
came in 1810, with his father, to Cin
cinnati, from Pennsylvania, in a two
horse wagon: They drove up Main
street &d when they got np a httle
above where the new post office is to be
located a man came along and asked
him if he owned that team. When told
he did, he offered his father seven acres
of land in a square block coming np to
aiam street ihe old gentleman took
a look around, and said "he wouldn't
sell his team for the whole town. Irive
on, boys.
The team at that time waa
worth between seventy-live
and one hundred dollars.
The story is told of a woman who
freely used her tongue to the scandal
of others, and made confession to the
priest of what she had done. He gave
her a ripe thistle top. and told her to
go out in various directions and scatter
the seeds, one by one. Wondering at
the penance, she obeyed, and then re
turned to her confessor. To her amaze
ment, he bade her go back and gather
the scattered seeds, and when she ob
jected that it would be impossible, he
replied that it would be still more diffi
cult to gather up and destroy all avil
reports which she had circulated about
otheis. Any thoughtless, careless child
caa scatter a handful of thistle seed be
fnrA triA wind ill a nwvm.nl line trie
strongest and wisest man cannot gather
them arain.
The Southern negroes have a super
! stition that if, while upon the road, a
rabbit crosses the path before them it
' is a sign of bad luck. A crowd of girls
' and boys were on their way to a oountry
school, when a hare, frightened from
his burrow, ran across the road in front
of the party. The girls instantly, and
with one accord, turned quickly around
three times on their heels, pulled oil'
their sun-bonnets, spat in them, turned
them inside out, and, placing them
again on their heads, wore then thus
to school, congratulating themselves on
the way that by these very essential
manoeuvres they had averted some spe
cies of bad luck that was abont to befall
them. The boys likewise turned ou
their heels and spat in their hata. Oue
of the boys who had never before wit
nessed such a silly proceeding, waa very
much amused and laughed heartily at
his companions. The girls looked upon
him with an expression of holy horror
and with clasped and wringing hands
implored him to follow their example.
This br- refused to do, and they set
upon 'ii 1 with violence, pulled his hat ,
from h ead, and made him spit in it
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