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What • Y oung Peokolo Should
Tho lbest 1 inheritance; which parents
can give their children is the ability to
help and takb care of themselves. This
is better liati a hundred. thousand dol
lars apiece. ,In any trouble or difficulty,
they have' two excellent 'servants in the
shape of two. hands. Those who can do
nothing, and have to be Waited upon, are
helpless and easily dishbarteu.ed in the
misfortunes f life. Those: who are ac
tive and 'ha; Y meet trouble With a cheer
ful face, and easily surmount them. Let
young opl therefore, lehrn to do as
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many thing ,..l s' as possible.' I.lvery boy or
girl should, know how, sooner or later-l--
1. Td dress himself : l black his own
boots, cut his brother's h i ir wind a watch,
bo ' - nake a lied. nd. kcer
sew. on zrlbUtton, make a lied, a— p
the clothes order. 1
2. To ,harness a horse, grease a wagon
and harness' a team. 1
3. ; To carvei and wait ori a table.
4.' To mik the Bows, shear the sheep,
and dress a veal or mutton.
5. To reckon Money and keepaccounts
correctly, add aceordinr• b good book
keeping rules. • , 1
6. leo write a neat l and appropriate,
briefly expreised businss letter,•in a good
band' s fold and subscribe it properly, and
writd contracts. .
1, 7.1T0 plugh, sow , grain and grass,
drive' a, mowing machine, build a neat
stackl;and pitch hay.
B. I To put up a package, build a fire,
mendl broken tools, 'whitewash a wail and
regulate a dock.
Every girl should know how—
l- To O.CW and knit.
2. To mend clothes neatly.
- 3.' To make beds.
4. To dross her own hair.
5. To waih the dishes and sweep the
6. To make good bread and perform
all plain coAing,.
7. To keep her ijcorns; drawers and
closets in order.
S. To work a sbning machine.
9. To make good butter and cheese.
1 10i To make 'a drOss and children's
clothing. I •
111 To keep accounts and calculate
12 To write,• fold, and subscribe let
• Properly. ,
13. ,To nurse the sick efficiently, and
Mot faint at the sight of blood.
I I 14; To belready to render efficient aid
and comfort to those inl trouble, and in
an utiostentatiousi way.
15 To receive and entertain visitors,in
I'the sickness or absence of bel• moher.
A ',young lady 'who can do all these
thinffs well, ' and who is always ready to
render aid toy the afilicted, and mitigate
the perplexitses of those around her, will
btinglmore comfort to others and happi
ness to balsdlf, and be more esteemed,
than if she wily knew hovi to dance, sim
per, sing, and play l on th/ piano.—//onic
1 6f - hi) Is to Bllynoe ?
A band clfidesperadoes, who had hith
erto defied the police of 'Paris, have re
cently, been, discovered and apprehended.
Listen to the opening examination of
their leader, trhilhert, and say where the
blame! lies. ,
"lbw old arm you ?"
"At far' as I can judge, about forty-
"What is your profession P"
"That of athief."_
,was your father ?"
"A thiqf lqtewise, and died upon the
lA.nd our mother, ?"
"A thief also,; and l died in the prison
"And, when You Were left thus alone
why seught . you not Ito learn an' honora
ble and useful trade ?"
!'Because I wads driven from door to
doOrbecatie no institution open tot
those ' Who sin, nor to those fathers and
mothers whb ,have sinned before them." I
• • MO 0
A gentleman from Arkansas gives the
diloolie l which he heard at a
tavern jn that State :
"Ha i llo, !"
“.11.110,, yourself !"
"Gait I get:breakfast, here ?"
"Ishould rather think you couldn't 1."1
"Why not ?"
j'li se massa away—raissis drunk—de
baby of deulic, and I don't care a daton
for nob Ody."
The traveler was sneechless.
A Clhinese boy, who was learning E.
Nish, comingacross the passage in his
Testarnent, 'We have pipedunto`you a d
ye: have not danced,' rendered .it thu :
'We have toot, toot to you, what's t h e
matterl:you no jl-imp.
;654Sidney j Smith passing through a
by-street behind St. Paul's, beard two
women abusitig each other from.opposite
1101184 'They never agree,' said
the w 4; itbq argue from diferent prom
.Deboico to iiiqPoipizs of
TILE BLUE ►OAT.
File following ballad 13 from thee,n of Bur•
gnus, of Maine, and s.ntributed by •m 'to fhe book
published and sold at the Sanitary Fair, Baltimore :
THE BLUE COAT OF THE SOEBIER.
You asked me, little one, why I boned,'
Though never I passed the man bolero I
Because 'my heart was full and prohd
AV - twill saw the old blue coat he!WOPO :
The blue great coat, the sky-blue coat,
The old blue coat.the soldier Wore.
II knew not, I. what weapon he chose,
What chief lie followed, what badge he bete ;
'ETA/11:h :that to the front of foes
Ili, country's blue great coat ho wore ;
The blue great coat, the sky-blue coat,
The old blue coat the soldier wore.
! Perhaps hirwas hdrn in a forest but,
Perhaps he had danced on a palace floor ;
To want or wealth my eye wershut, ,
I only marked the coat he woke
The blue great coat, the y-blne coat,
The old blue Coat the soldier wore.
It mattered not much if he dre+ his line
From Shim or Ilan in tic days of yore ;
For slitely lie was a lirotheti of mine
Who, fu n my sake, the war-edit wore :
The blue great coat, the sky-blue coat,
The Uhl blue coat the soldier wore.
Ho might have no skill to read or write,
Or be ;night be rich In learned lore ;
; But I knew he could make his mark in fight,
And nublor gown no scholar Wore
Than the great blue coat; the sky-blue coat,
The old blue coat the soldier wore.
It may bo he could plunder and prowl, •
I And perhaps, in his moot he scoffed :Incl,slVore;
- IBut I would net guess a spot so tool
On the 'honored coat he so spot
The blue great coat, thn sky-blue coat,
The old blue coat the soldier wore. ,
He had worn it long and borne it far . ,
Andcr. pethap, , , on . red Virginia ehoro .
From midnight eh til\
. the morning near
That warm great et at the sentry wore:
The Wile great coat, the sky-blue coat:,
The old blue coat the euldier wore.
'When hardy Butler reined hie steed .i
Throustli the street of proud. proud Baltimore,
Perhaps behind ii im at hie need .
Marched he.who vonler blue coat, were :
The blue treat coot, the skv-blue coat,
The old blue coal the collier wore.
Prel'hap , it was seen in Burnsble's ranks,
When'llappahannock ran dark with gore;
.Perhaps en tl.e meant:du side with Banks,
In the bunting sun no more he wore
The blue great coat, the sky-blue coat, '
Tile old blue coat the soldier wore.
!Perhaps in the swamps was a bed for his form, •
Freln the Seven Day's battling and marching sore,
, :Or with Kearney and Pore mid the, steely storm
the!riiht closed in that coat he wore:
Th, blue great coat, thu sky-blue Coat, •
• The old blue coat the soldier wore.
Or v.-hen right ()cern= .lack , on dashed,
That collar Or cape some bullet t6re,
Or when, far ahead, Antietam flashed,
Ile flung to the ground the coat he wore :
The blue great coat, the slry.blue coat,
' The old blue coat the soldier wore:
Or stood'at Gettysburg, where flip . graves
Ran deep to noward's egintion roar,
Or saw, With Grant, the Unchained wares,
Where conquering hosts the blue coat wore
The . blue greet coat, the sky-blue coat,
The old blue coat the soldier wore.
garb of honer tells enough
'Though I it glory- guess no more,
The heart it covers is made of inch stuff'
That the coat is mail that soldier wore :
The Mee great coat, the sky-blue coat,
The old blue coat the soldier worn.
Tie may hang it up when the Peace Ahall come,
And t!., moths may find it behind the door,
But bin ehildren will point, when theyhmar a drum,
To the preod old coat their father wore :
The blue great coat, the city-bl i.eL coat,
The old blue coat the soldier wore.
And se, mY child. wit! you nod I, 7
whoee fair home their brood they pour,
bow the heal as one g oes
IVI oWears that coat the soldier wore :
Tihe blue great coat, the sky-Mile coat,
The old blue coat the soldier wore.
1. Never put off till to-morrow what
you can dd to-day.
Never trouble another for what you
can do yourself. •
3. Never spend your money before
you have it.
4. Never buy what you do not want
because it is cheap l; it will be dear to you.
5. Pride costs us more than hunger,
thirst, and cold. I °
G. We never repent of having eaten
.N " ()thin - troubl, -- that we di
Nothing'is trou esome .cat we to
8. 'How much pain have the evils
which have never happened, cost us.
9. Take things al - ways by their smooth
10. When angry, count ten beforeyott
Ipeak ;,if very angry, .a hundred
A. French writer remarks, that
''the modest deportment of thoe who - are
~truly wise, when contrasted with the a's
' suming , air of the young and ignorant,
may be' compared to the different hppear
,ilces of wheat, which, while' its ear is
empty, holds up its bead proudly, but as
soon asit is filled with grain, bends mod
estly down, and withdraws from obser
117+. :: ; A Miller had his neighbor arrest
ed under the charge of stealing wheat
from his Mill, but being unable to.. sub•
stantiate th,e charge by proof, the court
adjudged .ithat the miller should make
an! apolog,y, to the accused. "Well," says
he, "I have bad you arrested for stealing
my wheat—ll can't prove it—and am
sorry, for it."
Clergyman on his way to church
one Sunday was overtaken by a heavy
shOwer of rain. On arriving 'ac the yes
try, he exclaimed, rather imOtiently, "I
wish I were dry !"] "Never mind," said
his collear , uc 1 "yoU will soon be in the
pulpit, and there you will be dry', enough."
A. number of stories are moat about
attempts to assassinate Grant and Sher
man, by running railway ears off the
track. This is too bad on the railroads.
Their assassinations are not confined to
s)aipoch, qeD, AqJ ti)e, @isseipiimiloq of Yohlitg, g.itelrgfiliv Ana ffebv.
PA,, TUESDAY OCTOBER 10, 1865.
CURED OF ItIA.TRDIONY.
Violet Power was in the sulks
But she looked very pretty, neverthe
less. Girls will look. pretty that have
eyes like blue morning glories at four
o'clock in the morning, and rosy lips,
and round faces with satin brown hair
growing" low on the forehead. Violet
knew she was pretty, and she knew, like-
Wise, that Mr. Elijah Pellet was not
The parlor curtains were elbowed aside
by great scented masses of rose geraniums,
and Violet's little piano was open close
by, giving .the parlor a cosy home-like
look that your brown stone palaces never
can rival, any more than the robin's
gilded cage rivals the mess•lined nest
swinging in the topmost fork of that shad
owy old beech tree !
Viol& was leaning over her franTant
geraniums, resolutely taciturn, in if blue
eacbmere wrapper, with an edge of deli
cate lace at the slender throat and shapely
wrists; while Mr. Pellet sat square in
the middle of the, sofa opposite, bolding
his hat on his knees, and admiringly sur
veying Miss Power over the brim thereof.
A stout, portly little man of forty or
thereabouts, with a comfortable double
chin and hair carefully brushed to, con
ceal the bald spot on the top of his head,
be wasl i hovering on the brink of the per
ilous line that separates old bachelorhood
from,matrimony, an undecided aspirant.
"I had fully made up my mind never
to marry," thought Mr. Pellet.
not altogether certain as to the wisdom
of the thing, and yet, she is such a trim,
pretty concern !"
Influenced by these in dilations, Blr.
Pellet put his hand slowl_ down into the
crown of his hat, and drew forth, shroud
ed in wrappings of silver paper, a stiff
little hot house boquet.
"I knew Miss Violet was fond of flow
ers," he remarked, looking straight into
the hat, as if he expected another bequet
to spring up in the place of the lost one,
"and so I thought—"
He stopped, floundering vainly for an
idea to finish up with, and beat "Hail
Columbia" on the crown of his hat with
his finger ends.
Five minutes elapsed in awkward si
lence, and then Mr. Pellet came to the
conclusion that he had better go, and
"Pray come and see us again, Mr. Pel
let," said Mrs. Powers, sweetly.
"Thank'ee," said that gentleman: I
am going out of town for a day or two—
that is—a week, and will drop in when I
come back from Steel's Mills.' I
"Steel's Mills?" ejaculated Mr l s.Power.
"Is that the place you are going) to ?"
"Yes--iCs about a bad debt of the
"Bless me, what a singular eoinci
deuce," smiled Mrs. Power. "My sister,
Mrs. William Cornet', lives at Steel's
Mills. Do pray call, and sae ler."l
"I shall be , delighted," sai Mr. Pellet.
¶And, Violet," pursued' Mrs. Power,
"you can send those slippers tol your
thiele—it will be such an excellent op
"There is no hurry about them," said
"My darling! I heard you say only
yesterday that lyou wished they were des
patched. Brinc , them down immediately
can —why, what can you be thinking of ?"
. Vi)let went laughingly enough; and
Mr. Pellet broke out into a perspiration
of satisfaction as he wrote down Mrs.
William Corney's address.
It was nbarly fifteen minutes before
Violet returned--and then, deep within
th 4 brown paper cerements which 'wrap
ped the worked slippers she had slid a
tins note. And this is what it said :
DARLING AUNT DOLLY:—These
slippers be presented to you by the
most disagreeable old bachelor alive; I
wish he had gone to the bottom of the
Cprribean Sea before he ever came here
tormenting poor little harmless me ! He's
going to' propose—l k i nOw he is—and
papa will make me say yes, just because
the wretch owns bank stock and mort
gages. 0, Aunty ! if I ;only had your
ciaiek wit and resolution. What shall I
do ! hide in the cellar when he comes or
invite him to tea and put strychnine in
the cup ? It's no laughing matter. Aunt
want your shoulder to cry my
eyes out on, for mamma is on the enemy's
side. One thing is certain. I shall be
wretched for life if he does marry me.
Pray think up some remedy for your dis
consolate little niece. VIOLET."
And Mr.. Elijah Pellet took the express
train for the station whence a daily stage
crawled over the hills to Steel's Mills,
with this rather uncomplimentary note
lurking in the toe of one of Uncle Wm.
Corney's new slippers.
A splendid old farmhouse, with its
sloping caves all hidden in snowy clouds
of cherry blossomi and odorous brancli,es
of southernsrood on e f ch side of the gar.
den gate--velvet fields stretching away
to a blue, tranquil stream, and a gnarled
apple orchard whose knotty boughs were
just beginnifig to blush with ;pink clus
tering buds. Mr. Pellet camp suddenly
upon its rural beauty as he turned the
sweep in the road, and he almost envied
the: quiet lifef [William Conley.
'Walk in, I Squire; walk in," said
Uncle Willis n, beaming all :over with
hearty hospitality. "My wifell be pow
erful glad to see you. Dolly here's a
gentleman that knows your brother Hi
ram's folks in York, and he's - brought
me a pair of slippers that our little Violet
worked for her old Uncle,—Dolly, I say
Dolly !" . . .
And Mrs. Coroey came tripping in, a
rosy matron of • about '.forty-fire, with
sunny brown' hair under the neatest of
caps, and a complexion like her own ap
ple blossoms. She- held out her plump
palm with a wPlcome no whit less cordial
than her husband's.
"Well !" ejaculated Uncle William,
lost in admiration-of the slippers lie was
turning round land round on his ponder
ous hand, "if these lalocks and pinks
aint just as nateral Hallo 1"
The little purple note fell to the floor.
Uncle William started as if a full grown
fairy had .uttered out of his slippers.
"It's for you, Dolly," he said, to his
wife, carefully picking it up. "A letter
,calculate. Sit down,
Square, it down--teall be ready pres
ently, and you must be Clean beat out,
trove tug al the way from IYork "
' Meanwhile AuntlDolly, leaning against
the kitchen dresser, read I Violet's note
twice over. SloWl3rand thoughtfully the
second time. Then she set her lips - close
together and winked her hitzel eyes very
"I have it," sa'd Aunt Dolly. ,
Awat Dolly knew what she was about
too, when shel uttered thos i l e three magic
monosillables. ' She wac al woman, from
the eriowo of her head to the soles of her
feet—a real,' genuine, contstving,manceu
vering, warm-hearted woman—and Aunt
Dolly was mistress of her ituation.
"So you're thinking of matrimony, Mr.
Pellet ?" said Aunt Do%y,as she extended
a fragrant cup of tea.tO the smiling
"Dear lme ! How did you become
aware of it I' simpered Mr. Pellet.
"My dear sir," emiled Aunt Dolly, "' l va
womankind know such things by in tuitic
Well. Violet is a charming girl 7 - 7 we
know ,that-J 7 and she'll mak thh
little wife in the world." .• I
"Mr. Pellet blushed to the bald spot
on the top of his head. '
"Of course—of couise—tbat is," he
stuttered,she 11 have me."
"0 she'll hare you, certainly," sad
nes. Corney, graciously : "there's no sort
of doubt on that subject."
Mr. Pellet illuminated all of a sudden
into a radient, self-complacent smile.
"I havealways.thought, Mrs. Corney,"
that housekeeping was preferable to
"To be sure," said Aunt Dolly, "Violet
is a splendid housekeeper. I have trained
her myself, Mr. Pellet; she.is my double
in all respects., j Whatever I do, Violet
does, to a degree lof still greater perfec
"By the way," said Aunt Dolly, low
ering her voice to a mysterious whisper,
as she urged on liis acceptance a plate of
limpid peach preserves, "have you spoken
the momentous 4uestiun ye; ?"
"Not yet, but I shall certainly ask it I
immediately on my return to town." . I
"You Will find her a very superior
housekeePer," said Aunt Dolly, "Her
notions of domestic cleanliness are formed
after my 'own model.' How often I have
heard the dear child declare her unalter
alqc resolution to clean house six times
a year when she was hou'sekeeper. Ali
-me—the enterprising little - thing !"
"Cleanliness is the next thing to god
liness," said. Mr. Pellet, trying to look
while Uncle William stared and
drank his tea, and stared again ; in a si
lent species of amazement.
The next morning it "rained pitch
forks" Aunt Dolly was up with the
dawn; and by the time Mr. Pellet made
his appearance, with a keen appetite for
breakfast, she had a grand "houseclean
ing" underway. 'There was no comfort
anywhere about the house;—there was
no breakfast, only a "cold snack ;" and
finally the men folks had to take refuge
in the barn, the rain continuing to pour
down so violently that there was no liv
ing without a shelter,of some kind.
"This is housekeeping, is it ?" ex
claimed Mr. Pellet, as be sat down on a
patent hay-cutter beside the plutosoph
ical William. •
"Vali, my wife's allo M wed td be a first
rate housekeeper," rearked the latter,
chewing vigorously at a bit of shining
"And Violet has been trained by her!"
thought Mr. Pellet, with a sudden pang
Dinner time came, but no roast lamb
and dainty vegetables.
"We mcstly put up with cold snacks,
.cleaning-house 'times," said 'William, as
he presented a plate of 'extremely fossil•
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ized viands to his visitor.' "My" wife.
don't like to be bothezed with ccioking
"How long does house cleaning last ?"
asked'Mr. Pellet,grating his teeth against
a bony sandwich.
"Oh, two or three weeks." -
"Six times three," mentally computed
Mr. Pellet. "Eighteen weeks out of the
fifty-two, spent in this dreary ceremonial I
I'm glad I'm not a married man !"
Cold and dim through falling rain
and driving wind, the night gathered
over, the old farm house.
"Good I", thought Mr. Pellet; "I can
at least g r O'to bed !"
"I haven't done things as thoroughly
as I expeCted to," said Mrs. Corney, as
she smilingly handed Mr. Pellet a bed
town candle. "When - Violet is here, we
have what! I call a real house cleaning.
Violet . is 54 fond of cleanliness."
"Aheui!!" coughed Mr. Pellet.
As he 'opened the door, the sepulehral
dampness of the floor struclz him with a
shuddering chill. •
"I shall - catch, my death of cold," be
thought. I "Well, it serves me right for
ever thinking of getting married."
The next day he took the cars for NSw
York, having previously taken a heavy
cold in his head, in a rain that penetrated
to his very skin. What did he care for
rain ? The tieing° itself wouldn't have
kept hima day longer in William Corney's
"I'm glad ',went there, however, "he
mused, as he' , sat eneezine: and coughing
in front of the bright sea-coal fire in the
warm pallor of his hotel. "I'm, glad I
got a pep behind the domestic curtain
before ii wrs irrevocably committed.—
Suppose just lor an instant, that I was
married to a woman who cleaned house
six timeis a year !"
The Cold drops oozed out upon his
sorehead, and he drew a sigh of blessed
chief, . F ueli as a man experiences who
h a, i a m k s e e s lf f i um a .
frightful dream and says to
"After all, it was only a dream 1" -
He, had intended to devote the first
evening of his return to Miss Violet
Power's 'society. 'lnstead of this, howev
er, he went, to the club, and put his name
down on; the lists of an uncompromising
society, known as the "Alliance of Per
'And Mr. and Mrs. Power vainly mar
veled why the little parlor with the rose
geraniums knew Elijah Pellet's presence
no more. Ma.rvled, and then resented it,
and finally came to the conclusion ithat it
was just as well as it was, and that they
wouldn't haVe Elijah Pellet for arson in
law under any circumstances whatever.
When the wild grapes were touched
with the purple glow of Indian aammer
sunshine, and the hazy mists drooped
,the valleys around William
Corney's house, Violet come to introduce
a t:$11, straight young Lieutenant of Ar r
tillery wheal she called her hUsband with
blusles and shy pride.
"I thought Mr. Pellet wouidn't pro
pose," said Aunt Dolly, leaking "very wise
at her pretty niece.
"Darling. auniy !" exclaimed Violet,
throwing her arms round the elder mat
ron's neck. "Tell me how you
edit?". it ?"
"My dear," whispered Mrs. Corney,
while-:unutterable things sparkled out of
her hazel eyes : "my dear, I had a house
cleaning while he was here I"
Aunt Dolly looked at Violet. Violet
looked at Aunt Dolly, and - both the ladies
burst into the merriest peals of laughter
in the world.
The lieutenant of Artillery could not
undersiand what amused them so much.
But he was, as yet, an unsophisticated.,
(A lade boy and Icis father.)
B )y—l don't wish to goi to school any
niorq this week. I don't' think I can
Ilither —Why Is•my boy sick ?
Bote—No, sir—not quite, sick—but
have I . cry bad spells every day in school.l
racer—Bad spells *hy how does
my child feel when they cootie on ?
Toy --The blood flies into my head,
and I feel red in the face, and my knees
Father—ls it so And does the teach
er do nothir , to cure them ? •
Boy-012, he tries to cure me, but be
only makes me worse. .
.Father 7 --What remedy dOeOle use ?
Boy—iiirch and Mahogany-Huts 'env
on snug, just below the wuistband of my
Father—Monstrous! Does he flog
you when you have those had spells.
Boy-Yes, sir, he does land he brings
on all these bad spells himself.
Father—Worse and worse ! lbw doep
he bring them on ?
Boy--(Etlyina topard the door).—
Why, sir, he puts ont r —such b'g,
crooked words, I canpot spell 'em. • .
[Exit boy in the twinkling of a, bedpeati