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Thou art not FhIsp, but Fickle.
Thou art not false, but thou art fickle,
To those thyself so fondly nought.
The tears that thou hat forced to trickle
Are doubly bitter from that thought:
'Tis this which breaks the heart thou grievcst,
Too well thou lov'st, too soon thou leaveat.
The wholly fitTse the heart despises.
And spurns deceiver and deceit;
But she who not a thought disguises,
Whose lve is as sincere us street,
When she can change who loved so truly,
It feels what mine has felt so newly.
To dream of joy and wake to sorrow
Is doomed to all who love or live;
And if, when conscious on the morrow,
We scarce our fancy can forgive,
That cheated us in slumber only,
To leave the waking soul more lonely;
What must they feel whom no false vision,
But truest, tenderest passion warm'd?
Sincere, but swift in sad transition.
As if a dream alone had charm'd?
Ah! sure such grief is fancy's scheming,
And all thy change can be but dreaming!
Only a Seamstress.
15 Y JOHN M. MACDONAI.D.
"N, sir, there is no need of further
conversation upon this topic. Once again
1 assure you that I will never give my
consent to such an ignoble union."
'But, father, if you only knew her I
am sure you would, love her. She is so
refined and lady-like that you could not
but respect her!"
"Nonsense, Henry ! We often hear ami
read of such eases, but seldom see them.
But it is immaterial to me how accom
plished and refined she may be. It does
ut make the slightest difference, as I
-would not give my consent to your 'mar
riage with a sewing girl, even though she
possessed all the accomplishments of a
princess. Now understand me, Henry; if
you are foolish enough to throw yourself
awy on this Clinton girl, you shall never
handle one cent of my money. I have
labored hard to accumulate what I pos
sess, and I do not feel under any obliga
tions to you."
"What you say in regard to your wealth
is very true, father. It is not the loss of
your money, but I am very sorry to for
feit your good will and respect. But my
mind is irrevocably formed in this mat
ter, and nothing but death can alter it."
"Very well, sir; you know the alterna
tive." "Will you not shake hands with me,
father, before I leave your house forev er "
said Harry, extending his hand and walk
ing toward t lie irate old gentleman with
a half pleading look.
"No, sir," was the harsh icply. 'I will
never clasp your hand again until you
promise ine that this disgraceful alfuir
shall be prevented. Until then I do not
care to hear anything of y u or your af
fairs." "Well, good-by and od bless you,
father. You will forget this soon."
"Never white I live!" was the quick
response.
Seeing that all efforts toward reconcil
iation were fruitless, Harry Sutherland,
with a slow, faltering step, left the pres
ence of his enraged parent.
The scene we have just described tran
spired in the elegantly furnished drawing
room of one of the most fashionable man
sions on P avenue. Judge Suther
land was a retired banker of reputed fab
ulous wealth. His beautiful and accom
plished lady had died of consumption a
few years after their marriage, ami left
their infant son, Harry, to his care nnd
guidance. The judge had been eminently
true to the trust, and had lavished both
time and money in endeavoring to make
"his only child and heir a man among men.
The judge had, previous to the occur
rence just related, been very fond of his
son, and had constructed many bright
plans for the future, ia which Harry was
to play a prominent part. But when
Harry informed him that he intended to
marry a certain Miss Clinton, a poor
working girl, his rage and anger were
boundless, and with bitter imprecations
he. bade him begone.
After collecting a few personal articles
of jewelry, etc., Harry left the great man
sion, once his home, and stepped out
upon the broad thoroughfare almost a
beirgar. But his heart was light within
his" bosom for all that. For was not
Nina's love far more valuable to him than
all the World? Was he not young and
strong, and fully capabla of battling his
way through 1 i fe i And with these
thoughts crowding into his brain, he has
tened forward, and soon reached a mod
est little cottage located in a poorer but
none the less respectable neighborhood.
lie rapidly ascended the steps and rang
the door-bell. His summons was an
swered by Nina, the girl for whom he had
sacrificed wealth, position, everything.
She greeted her lover affectionately, and
theu led the way to the tidy little sitting
room where her venerable mother sat
sewing. The old lady extended a cordial,
motherly welcome to our hero.
In as few words as possible, Harry in
formed them of the difficulty he had had
with his father, lie dispelled the gloom
caused by these sad tidings with his
bright and blissful projects for the future.
And there they sat until long after the
little bronze clock on the mantel had in
silvery tones proclaimed the hour of ten.
Several days after, Harry, through the
influence of certain prominent literary
people, obtained a situation on oue of the
morning papers as an editorial writer
a position which his thorough education
rendered him amply competent to fulfil.
A few weeks after this he led Nina
Clinton to the altar, and in the presence
of a few friends who, in spite of adver
sity, still cherished them, they were pro
nounced man and wife.
After a brief wedding tour, the happy
couple returned to the little cottage on
A street. Harrv still retained his
position, and was rapidly rising in the
estimation- of both editor and proprietors.
Judge Sutherland never mentioned his
son's name alter the violent aitercanon
previously related. He may have thought
of and longed for the boy, who had, with
one exception, always proved an affec
tionate and dutiful son; but his proud
sphit refused toanction that which his
fathocls-heart dictated. His friends un
derstood his, wishes, and never spoke of
Harry iir his unrelenting father's pres-encel-
Oar pleasant afternoon several years
after the events previously related, Judge
Sutherland, while driving through A
street, met with a serious accident. His
fiery-blooded blacks became frightened
at some passing object, and, with flash
ing eyes and distorted nostrils, dashed
madly down the crowded street. The
judge's efforts to check their wild career
were unavailing. They refused to obey
his voice, and his strong arms sank pow
erless at his side.
Several gentlemen endeavored to stop
the terrified creatures, but they dashed
upon the sidewalk, and, in so doing, the
carriage was overturned and Judge Suth
erland was hurled violently to the pave
ment. He was picked up insensible, nnd con
veyed to a neighlxuing dwelling. Was
it fate that directed the steps of the gen
tlemen who were carrying him that they
should unknowingly select the house of
his own son? But such was the case, and
in a few minutes Judge Sutherland was
tenderly laid upon a snowy couch leneath
the roof of the son whom he with bitter
scorn had driven from his sight neaily
live years before.
A physician was summoned, who, after
a critical examination, pronounced the
judge's injuries serious, aud advised, if
agreeable to the occupants of the house,
that he be permitted to remain w ith them
until circumstances rendered his removal
expedient.
The powerful restoratives administered
produced the desired effect, and Judge
Sutherland speedily revived. The doctor
informed him that Ids injuries were of
such a nature as to rentier his removal un
der the space of several weeks extremely
precarious. The judge finally consented
to remain, inwardly resolving to amply
compensate the good people for their
kindness.
That evening, when Harry returned
from tiie office, Nina related the particu
lars of the accident, and informed him
of the course she had pursued in the mat
ter. Harry commended her action, and
requested to see the unfortunate gentle
man. One look was sufficient, and, with a
slight exclamation of astouishment, lie
turned to his w ife and said,
"Good heavens, Nina, it is my father!
Is he fatally injured f"
Nina gave him the doctor's opinion,
and assured him that if watchful care
and tender nursing would restore the old
judge to health it would be siteedily ac
complished. Harry then disclosed to Nina a rapidly
constructed plan. He requested her to
attend to his father's slightest wish, but
never, under any pretence whatever, to
disclose her real identity, as such a pro
ceeding would bo extremely dangerous
to the old gentleman's health, as he
would undoubtedly insist upon being re
moved immediately.
Day after day, night after night, she
sat by the old judge s bedside, smoothed
his pillows, gave him cooling draughts,
and did all that lav in her power to len
der his painful position more comfortable
and easy.
Such marked kindness and sympathy
to an entire stranger struck a tender chord
in the stern old man's heart. He often
thought, as he lay quiet, how sadly he
would miss the freh young face and
winsome manners when his illness per
mitted him to leave the quiet little cot
tage on P avenue.
One day he said to her,
"What is your name, my child?"
'Nina, sir," was the sweet reply.
"A pretty name for a kind hearted
girl," said the judge, looking into the
smiling face. "Ah, 7 thought he, "if
Harry had only found this jewel, w hat a
blessing it would have been to us all!"
Finally he told her of his sad trouble
with his only son.
"Ah! Nina, if it had only been you,
how different it would have been!"
"What would have been different, Judge
Sutherland?" asked Nina, with a mis
chievous twinkle in her dark blue eyes.
"I mean that it would have afforded me
the greatest pleasure to have welcomed
you as my daughter."
"Well, do so, then," laughed Nina, "for
I am Nina Sutherland, your son Harry's
wife."
The old judge was thunderstruck, and
he gazed with astonishment into the
roguish face. But in spite of his oft re
peated avowals to the contrary, he took
the fresh young face between his hands,
and, with a father's kiss, acknowledged
a plebeian seamstress to be "too good
for any Sutherland that ever lived.''
"Vou have deceived me, you minx!"
snid he, "but never mind; it is all right
now. Where is my son?"
Nina told him that Harry had not re
turned from the office, but that she w ould
apprise him of his return immediately
after his arrival.
When Harry came home that evening,
lie was informed of the favorable change
which had taken place. The news was
almost too good to be true, but with a
light heart, he followed Nina into the
room where his father was lying.
"Father," said Nina, "here is Harry.
Tell him what you told me this after
noon." The old judge raised Iiimself slowly on
hiselbow, and, extending his hand, said,
"Come here, you young dog and let me
look at you."
Harry grasped his father's hand and
pressed it warmly. All was joy and hap
piness in the little cottage that night.
"Harry, my boy," said the judge, "it is
a good thing for you that I never saw
Nina previous to fcer marriage."
"Why, father?" asked Harry.
"Because I should have requested her
to be a mother to a certain young news
paper man.
Here the old judge laughed heartily at
bis joke.
Judge Sutherland recovered rapidly
and in a few weeks was enabled to leave
his bed. When be left the little cottage
for the last time, he was accompanied by
Harry and Nina, while little Arthur, after
a slight struggle with his good natured
grandmother, seized the j edge's hand
tightly with his chubby lingers, and
.stoutly maintained that he was going to
"walk with grandpa."
lLury, at the earnest wish of his fa
ther, cancelled his engagement on the
Enquirer.
The old judge is supremely happy
now. And seated upon the veranda, with
his little grandson's soft cheek pressed
against his ow n, and Nina's golden head
resting lightly upon his shoulder, he fer
vently blesses the day that Harry wedded
Nina Clinton, who was "only a seamstress."
, - Old Jlud.
Story writers always describe their old
maids as tall, thin and angular, with
sharp nose, corkscrew curls and the neu
ralgia. Now, we know lots of old maids, and
nearly every one of them is plump in
stead of lean, and not one of them wears
corksc rew curls. Some of them are, w ith
out exception, the best women we ever
knew.
The majority of old maids are not un
married because nobody has "asked
them," for we do not believe that there
is a woman living who has reached the
age of thirty w ithout having had an offer.
Old maids are, generally speaking,
girls who in their youth were belles and
leauties, and who set a high value on
themselves too high to accept the pro
xsals of common men, and so they h ive,
to use an old expression, "gone through
the woods without picking up a stick,"
for the sole reason that they were afraid
of picking up a crooked one.
A girl who holds herself too high to
stoop to wed where she can neither love
nor respect, is very likely to be an old
maid. Age does not make her any the
less particular, and as she; goes along her
life journey she sees, crhaps, that those
who were girls with her unhappily wed
(led to husbands who arc unkind, or dis
sipated, or careless, or unfaithful, and she
is strengthened by the sight to go oil her
way alone.
And though we believe that marriage
is a divine institution, ordained of Jod
and blessed by him, and though we be
lieve it is far better to marry than to be
single, yet a woman had better a thou
sand times be an old maid than to marry
a man whom she cannot love, and tor
whom she feels no sentiment of respect.
Frequently circumstances, from which
there is no escape, prevent girls from
marrying. Aged relatives whose wan
ing and broken lives need the fos
tering and gentle care of a daughter, may
stand between her and happiness; and,
with a self-saeritiee that costs her only
Heaven knows how much, sin; may yield
up the love for which her heart cries
dumbly, on the altar of filial duty, and
stamps herself with the dreaded stigma
of old maid.
Again, death may have taken from her
the hosen of her heart, and her nature
may be too loyal and trie to admit of her
enshrining another in the place of her
first love.
Or, she may never have met one who
has called forth the strongest and deep
est feelings of her nature, and she may
be wise enough to know that marriage is
never what (Jod designed it should be
unless it be entered into by
"To soul with bat a single thought
1 wo heart- tu.it .-xl as one.
Old maids, upon the whole, are a bles
sing to the world, i ney taKe care oi sick
sisters and brothers, they make tiieclothes
for little nieces and nephews, they cause
Sibbafh schools to flourish, they bind
churches together, they beg for the min
ister, they are on the side of good morals
everywhere, and society would tind it a
difficult thing to get along properly w ith
out them.
Long may they flourish !
The Russian Sable.
The most fashionable and costly of all
furs is the Russian sable the skin of the
Mkstt'ltt 2tbelina, which is about three or
four times as large iwtlii'ommum weasel,
to which family it belongs. A choice
kin of the sea otter or the black fox may
command a higher price than one of the
Russian sable, but the cost of the latter
will be relatively greater on account of
its smaller size. 1 he fur ot the ICussiau
sable is brown in summer, w ith some gray
spots on the head, and may be distin
guished from all other furs by the
hairs turning and lying equally well,
in any direction. In winter, when the
animal is usually taken, the color
of the fur is a beautiful bUck. The
dark skins are the most valuable. In its
natural state the fur has a bloomy look ;
but ilyed sables generally lose their gloss,
and the hairs become twisted or crisped.
Sometimes the skins are blackened by
being smoked, but the deception is ex
posed by the smell and the crisped hair-.
A dyed or smoked fur may be tletected
by rubbing it with a moist linen cloth,
which will then become blackened. The
best skins are obtained in Yakutsk, Kam
schatka, and Kussi.in Lapland. Only
25,000 are annually taken, and these com
mand extraordinary prices. The average
price of a raw skin being about ', while
a choice "crow n" Russian sable will fre
quently sell for 40. But few of these
furs reach the English or American mar
ket. The chief demand is in Russia,
where the use of the sable is monopolized
by the Imperial family and the nobility,
by whom it is chiefly used lor lining for
civic robes, coats, etc., and for ladies' sets.
Most Always io. Two or three wom
en, posting letters for the early mails yes
terday morning, were talking in the post-
office corridor about Dom Pedro, one of
them having heard he would stop in De
troit on his way back from the West.
"What day will he get here?" asked
one.
The other couldn't say, and she sighed
and went on :
"He'll probably get here Monday, and
I'll have to wash that day and can't see
him I All the kings and queens and cir
cuses always get here on wasb-day!"
Detroit Free fret.
Utah lost 4,000 cattle by the late snow.
Small Waists.
This fashion and early deaths have
been the subject of recent comments of a
physician of celebrity, and his notion
that the latter is the certain sequence of
the former is borne out by almost all
authorities of every country. Yet no
matter how the physiologists or the phy
sicians may talk, women have always
cHHpressed their waists and expanded
their skirts, and they always will, until
public opinion pronounces for- heavy
figure. It has never influenced fashion
able woman yet to hear that th - Venus
rfle Medici had a large waist: she 1ms leen
told so ever since that faultless iluof
female Ixauty was diinterrejyT She
merely shrrtgs her shoulders a:in draws
her laces tighter. Undoubtedly there will
always be foolish mothers who make their
daughters sleep in their corsets, and many
foolish women who will always draw
their laces too tight; but the golden mean
remains; a figure well but not too stiffly
supported, a waist slender, round, but not
too small for the adjacent figure, is the
grand desideratum of female beauty.
Large women should remember that no
tight lacing makes them look any smaller.
Age, which reduces everything else, is
apt to add on to the figure of woman, and
time bungs an undesirable stoutness.
This cannot be better treated than it was
by the late Duchess of Devonshire, one of
the mo-t heiutiftil of women, who grew
at forty, as Englishwomen are apt to do,
very stout. "How have you kept your
complexion so pure, my dear duchess?"
said one of her fellow ladies in waiting
at the court of Q leen Victoria. "By
dressing at ease and keeping my temper,"
sai 1 the handsome duchess.
Children at Home.
Nothing concerning the future welfare
and happiness of the young, remarks a
contemporary, is so neglected by parents
and guardian, as the manner in which
their evenings are spent. Dirkness is a
temptation to evil ; and suffering young
men ami Iwiys to be absent from the
family hearth, when the light of the day
does not restrain them from misconduct,
is really training them to it, and pro
ducing incalculable mischief and ruin.
All the riots, disturbances of any kind,
and crimes, are the result of running in
the streets after nightfall. In the home
something more is necessary than the
mere command, an'l parents should en
deavor by their own examples, to show
the imMU tance of spending the hours of
darkness with the family, for if heads of
households cannot exiterience the truth
of the assertion that "there is no place
like home," how can they expect their
off-pring to In domestic? Evening recrea
tion nii employment in the family circle
are infinitely more agreeable and pleasant
thin any amusement or dissipation
abroad; and honorable and learned men
are the products of the one, while miser
able and dissipated specimens of the
human race are the results of the other.
L t home be the place it should be, and
let the same fascinations aud inducements
Ik ottered at the homestead as abroad,
and a more exalted and creditable class
of citizens w ould people the world.
CoorEitATiox of thk Wikk. No man
ever prospered in the world without the
cooperation of his wife. If she unites in
mutual endeavors, or rewards his labors
with an endearing smile, with what con
fidence will he resort to his occupation,
meet difficulty, and encounter danger, if
he knows that he is not spending his
strength in vain, but that his lalwr will
be rewarded by the sweet of home!
Solicitude and disappointment enter the
history of every man's life, and he is but
half-provided for his voyage who finds
but an associate for his hippy hours,
while for his months of darkness and dis
tress no sympathizing partner is prepared.
In the course of a lecture on Mercury
recently delivered at Vienna, the leg-bone
ot a man was exhibited, whose death had
undoubtedly been hastened by mercury.
On striking the bone heavily on the table,
out fell thousands of little glittering
globules, which rolled alxxiton the black
surface before tiie lecturer, collecting
here and there into drops. This mercury
had iK'en absorbed during life, and
proved the death of the absorbent.
Pi mpkin I'oci.tick. The best remedy
I ever used for scrofulous swellings or
sores is tinea pumpkin, stewed in as
small a quantity of water as possible and
ipplied as a poultice. If the swelling or
sore is on the limbs, apply it directly to
the affected part; if alxuit the head or
neck, apply to the wrists or hands. One
or two iultices in twenty-four hours
will usually be sufficient.
Kisses. Two pounds of powdered su
gar, the whites ot eight eggs, oeaten to a
froth, then add the sugar aud lfavor with
lemon or vanilla. The whole should be
beaten very hard a few minutes, then
drop in oval shapes on white paper which
has been slightly buttered, and place in
a moderate oven. Bake to a pale brown.
then place the flat sides together.
Arm I auts. lake one egg, one cup
ot sugar, one cup water, one huh a nan
teasHMnfu!s tartaric acid, one tcaspoon-
ful tlour, one teaspoon ful extract lemon,
a piece of butter size of a walnut. Cook
over steam, then fill the paste and bake
moderately. Put the lemon in just be
fore baking. Ice them if you wish.
Nice Mi ffixs. One quart of flour,
two eggs well beaten, two ounces of but
ter, one pint of milk, one teaspoouful of
salt, one gill of yeast. To be dropped
from a spoon into the oven, and baked
quickly.
Pi.aiit Steaked PnniNO. One pint
of buttermilk or sour milk ; one half pint
sweet milk: one teaspoonful of soda or
saleratus. Thicken with flour to a 8 tiff
batter; add raisins or fruit; place in a
pudding dish and steam one hour. Serve
with sweet sauce.
r hitters. One quart of milk, one
pound of flour, add seven well-beaten
eggs, a teasp wnful of salt. Drop by the
spoonful into hot lard and try a light
Drown.
Honesty the llest Policj
One dav the Duke of Bu
Scotch nobleman, bought a c
neighborlnxMl of Dalkeith, wher
I he cow was to be sent home
dav. Karlv in the inornin?. as t
wan taking a walk in a very ciTiLor?4'rfeCaTrjlkk. tiV;
dress, he saw a boy trying in vain to diiddeu VeWetMgrf
the cow to his residence.
1 he cow was
very unruly and he could not get on with
her at all. The bov. not knowinir the
Duke, bawled out to him in broad Scotch
accent:
"Hie, mun, come here and gie's a
hand wi' this beast."
The Duke walked slowly on, not seem
ing to notice the boy, who still kept call
ing for his help. At last, finding that he
could not get on with the cow, he cried
outin distress, "Come here, mun, and help
us, and as sure as anything, I'll gie ye
half I get."
The Duke went and lent a helping
hand.
And now," said the Duke, as they
trudged along after the cow, "how much
lo you think you will get for the j !?"
"I dinna ken," said the boy, "but I'm
sure o' something, for the folks at the big
house are guid to a lodies.
As they came to a lane near the house
the Duke slipped away from th boy, and
entered by a different way. Calling his
butler he put a sovereign in Ins hand, say
ing, "give that to the boy who has brought
the cow."
He then returned to the end of the
lane, where he had parted from the boy,
so as to meet him on his way back.
Well, how much did you geU asked
the Duke.
ling," said the bov, "arid there's
the half o' it to ve."
"But surely you had more than a shil
ling?" said the Duke.
"No," said the boy, "sure tint's a' I
jot; and d'ye no think it's plenty?"
"I do not," said the Duke, "there must
be some mistake; and as I am acquainted
with the Duke, if you return, I think I'll
jet you more.
They went back, the D ike rang the
bell, and ordered all the servants to be
assembled.
"Now," sai 1 the I). ike to the boy,
point me out the person who gave you
the shilling."
"It was that chap there with th j apron,"
said he, pointing t the butler.
The butler fell on his knees, confessed
his fault and begge 1 to le forgiven; but
the Duke indignantly ordered him to
jive the boy the sovereign aud q ;it his
service immediately, "loti nave lost,
said he, "your money, your situation, and
your character by your deceitfuluess;
learn for the future that honesty is the
bet ludicy."
The loy now found out who it was that
clpd him to drive the co; ami the
Duke was so pleased with the m tulines
md honesty of the boy tint Ik; sent hi.n
to school and provided for him at his own
expense. iuiiriy Hay.
The Vsittli of ISruzil.
All intelligent travelers who have visit
ed Brazil se.tk in the most glowing term -4
of the country. Prof. Agassi regarded
it as the most productive and interesting
country on the glole, and one in which
it is the easiest to obtain a livelihood.
Some who have sailed up the Amazon de
clare that a vessel can be loaded with
Brazil uuts, nt the expense of only a few
cents per bushel. These constitute a val
uable article of commerce, while the oil
extracted from them is very desirable. All
the tropical truits arc produced in Brazil
almost without cultivation. The sod in
many parts of the country will produce
twenty successive crops of cotton, to
bacco, or sugarcane, without the applica
tion ot manure. No country in the world
approaches the land of D iu Pedro in the
variety ol its forest production. Prof.
Agassiz states that he saw 11 different
kinds of valuable woods that were cut
from a piece of land not half a mile square.
They represented almost every variety of
color, and many of them were capable of
receiving a high polish. Oue tree fur
nishes wax that is used for candles; an
other a pith that is used for food; and
still another yields a juice which is used
in the place of intoxicating liquor. I here
is a single variety of palm from w hich the
natives obtain food, drink, clothing, bed-
ling, cordage, fldiiug-tacklc, medicine,
ami the material they manufacture into
dwellings, weapons, harpoons aud musi
cal instruments. Diubtless the day is
not distant when the valuable woods of
Brazil will be used for various useful and
ornamental purposes. Brazil is not only
"wooden country, but a country that
produces the most beautiful woods in the
world.
Not Satisfactory. After worrying
his father for three or four years on the
subject, a young man who has grown up
with Detroit succeeded in becoming the
owner of a timepiece the other flay. Hi
father purchased it on the sly, took it
home, and when the young man turned
over his plate at uiuner ne iouuu me
watch.
'Good! Bully for me! on arc a noble
father," he exclaimed in delight.
As he opened the watch his smiles faded
away, noticing me cuauge, in lamer
asked :
"Isn't the watch all right?"
"It's a i?ood enough watch." was the
U v
reply.
"Then what's the matter?"
"Why, you have had my name engraved
on the case, and no pawnbroker will give
me five dollars on it if I get hard up."
Free Prest.
Good Advice. If you cannot speak
well of your neighbors, do not speak of
them at all. A cross neighbor may be
made a kiud one by kind treatment. The
true way to be happy is to make others
happy. To do good is a luxury. If you
are not wiser and better at the end of the
day, that day is lost. Practice kindness,
even if it be but little each day. Learn
something each day, even if it be but to
soell one word. Do not seem lo be what
you are not. Learn to control your tem
per and your words. Say nothing behind
one's back that you would not say to hit
face.
Rat.
Tne Hamster is trie
ppecie
s cirecKsr iirirr -rx
i 1 1 m j r iw zv
rman
it-innaBrsucil. Ilt'l OS. i
and a
a Ham
and fighting
sec'lll no other passion. iut
of anger, which Induce, him to attack
every animal that;evJ 11 'is way,
without in the least '-litCend ing to the
strength of the enemy.
Ignorant of then
art of saving himself by flight, rather
than yield he will allow himself to bu
beaten to piece with a stick. If he
seize a man' hand, he must be killed
before lit will quit lrV bold The m ig
uitudeof the horse terrific hi in a little
a the tenacity of the
of hunting him.
dog, which is fond
When the II mister perceive a dog ut
a distance, he begin by emptying hi
cheek and pouches, if they happen to be
filled with grain; he then blow them out
mi prodigiously that the size of hi head
anil neck greatly exceed that of the lest
of the body. He raises himself on hi
hindlegs, and thu dart upon the enemy.
If he catches hold, he never quit hi foe
but with the loss of lite. Tin ferocious
disposition prevent the Hamster from
being at peace with any animal, even
with hi own specie. When two Ham
ster meet, they never fail to attack each
other, ami the otrougcr always devour
the weaker. A combat bet w een a male
and female Usually last longer than that
between two male. They begin by pur
suing and biting each other; then each
of them retire aside, as if to take breath.
After u short interval they renew the
combat, and continue to tight till one of
them fall. The vanquished animal uni
formly serves for a repast to the con
queror. Sing More.
Cultivate singing in tne family. Begin
w hen the child i not yet thiee year old.
The song and hymn your childhood
anr bring them all back to your memory
and teach them to your little ones; mix
thein all together, to ureet the similar
moods, a in after life they coum over u
so in vsterioiisi y sometime. M m v a time
and ft, in the very whirl of business, in
the sunshine and gayety of Fifth Avenue,
and amid the splendor of the drive in
Central Park, some little thing wake up
the memories of early youth the old
mill the cool spring the shady tree by
the little schoolh iiise; and the next in
stant we almost see the ruddy cheek.
the smiling faces, and the merry eye of
schoolmates, some gray-headed no.v,
mot "lie mill L-iiag in the grave."
Aud, anon, the "song my mother sang"
spring u.ibi I f n; to the lip aud sonde
ami sweeten all these memories.
At otln
r tunes, anrt.ig tins
crushing
mishap
of busine.s, a merry ditty of
Iden time poo up it little head, break
in upon the ugly train of thought, throw
the mind into another channel; light
breaks in from the cloud in the sky, and
a new courage i gi veil to us. The hon
est man goes inging to hi work; and
when thu day's labor i done, hi"
tools laid aside, and he i on hi way
home, where wife and child, and tidy
table and cherry fireside await him, he
cannot help but w histle or sing.
The burglar never sing. Moody si
lence, not the merry song, weigh down
the dishonest tradesman, the perfidious
clerk, the unfaithful servant, thu jKiijured
partner.
Hands and Fkkt. A great many
children suffer iinrtvrJ oni with their
feet and make no sign. Compreiou of
the feet in children, not less than in
rrown eople, work a great many evil.
Deraugemeut of circulation, headache,
and weak eye result from wearing tight
shoe. The movement of a child ehould
le absolutely free, and every garment mid
covering of the bodyhould be so contriv
ed a not to detract Hi thu least from per-
fecttreedoin ol cuculati jii aud movement.
Keeping shoe on feet that have outgrown
them i very expensive economy. It i
probable that more children suffer the
misery of compressed feet from want of
rell.M'tion, or from false view of economy
on thu part of the parent, than from ma
terial vanity. It may not be amis to
add a word of consolation to the Unfor
tunate Hsessor of ugly hand aud feet.
We have heard unnumbered expression
of admiration of the work of variou
artist, author aud poet, but we do not
remember ever to have heard the query
a to what kind of hand wrought any
picture, or penned any passage thus ad
mired, or w hat kind of a fo t seconded
the researches of the brain and hand in
pursuit f thu knowledge or ability thu
illustrated. If our work is well and
faithfully done, it matters littlu whether
our complexion is clear or cloudy, w hat
the color of our hair may be, or w hat
number of glove or shoes we wear, so
they do not impede our activities.
A physician write the following sen
sible advice: My profession ha
thrown mu among women of all classes,
and my experience teaches me tl at ( d
never gave man a greater proof of Hi
Iov-3 than to place woman hero with him.
My advice i: Go, propose to the most
sensible girl you know. If shu says ye,
tell her how much your income i , from
what source derived, and tell her you
will divioe ttie last shilling with her,
and love her with all your heart in the
bargain. And then keep your promise.
My word for it, she will live within your
income, and to your last hour you will
regret that you uidn t marry sooner.
Gentlemen, don't worry about feminine
extravagance an I feminine untruth. Just
you be true to her, love her sincerely,
aud throw it up to her frequently, and a
raoic ionu, luiiuiui, ioousu siave you
will never meet anywhere. You won't
deserve her. I know, but she will never
know it. Now, throw aside pride and
selfishness, and sec what will come of it.
The onion was almost an object of
worship with the Egyptians two thou
sand years before the Christian era. It
j first came from India.
A .yiHr'LialiiStorv
ipcies A pttVitJeitjiJ l-Jriel
pouchjv iiiir!ow ing jrettyTifrVj
of AjfUiiA, IyCMn lo"pffmeri;hic7ni
dnnt
(tear
ar the story
J t Ik alarm
m
Iploimitic
tersburg,
wife of a
fr
mi
yend
with him.
uand trains
the Hussian
caprt
airs
after the lady
had left the explanatory note (considered
necessary in good society) on her hus
band s table. I he guilty pair, surrounded
by traveling app iratu, are waiting forv
the inoni'jiit of depicture in X's house,
when the husband i announced. Natu
rally the lair one bolt Into a neighboring
room. The husband come in with hi
wife' letter in hi ban I. "My dear X,"
he said, "my wife tell me tint you are
going to bu good enough to escort her
over thy frontier, I havo therefore come
to think you in pur mi for tint gieitust
service which any man has ever done me.
Only, a I have some regard for my fam
ily name, I must beg tliit when you arc
tired of her, a must soon bu thu case,
you will not bring her back ugai n, or we
may disagree. Joi Kiy iyel'' and ho left
the room.
I understand that a gloom wa cat
over thu excursion by this speech, which
resulted in a separation soon after the
traveler had arrived at Pari. 8 X re
turned to R ivsia alone. Thu flrt person
he meet i the htubind, who said,
"What, back already ! I told you it would
be .)," "Ve, my dear felloe," replied
X, "but you quite forgot to let mu Into
the secret of your wife's confounded
temper." "Come and dine," s-iid thu
husband, "and remember that there arc
xecret in every family which, when
found out, generally burn the finger of
the discoverer. A it is, I look upon you
a my truest friend." All of which is
very immoral in theory, but in ral in its
bearings, for It te ache u not to gather
forbidden fruit without counting on it
unripe properties.
A Curio!! Legend.
A legend s ay tu u liK-re onc.o dwelt on
thu island of FaUter a l i ly of rank, who
wa extremely rich, but hid neither son
nor daughter to inherit her wealth. Shu
therefore resolved to dedicate it to a
piou use, mi l caused u church to bo
built, which was both sp icioii and mag
nificent. When it wa completed she hud
the altar candles lighted, and going
through the choir to the altar she cast
herself on her knee and prayed to Clod
that in reward for her piou gift Hu
would add a many year to her life its
her church would t and. From time to
time her relative and servant died, but
she who had madu so foolish a prayer
lived on. At length shu had no longer
relative oi friend. Sh't saw children grow
up, become aged and din, and their chil
dren ag tin grow o., while she herself
wa w asting through extreme age, so that
he gradually lost thu use of all her senses.
Sometime, however, she recovered her
voice, though for an hour only, at mid
night, n Christina. On onu of theo
night shu du,ircd to be laid in an open
colli, l and placed in thu church, that she
might there die, but that the pi ict should
attend her every Cnristuia night to re
ceive her command. From that time
her colli n ha stood in the church, but
.he ha not been permitted to die. Every
Chii.tni.n niht the priest goes to her,
lift thu lid of thu colli. i, and a hu raises
it she rise slowly up. When sitting slid
asks, "I my church yet sliu liug?'' an I
when the priest answers "Yes," she sighs
and says
Ah! had urantthat my church were burned,
For then only would my alllicUou tu ended."
She then sink back into thu collin, the
priest let thu lid fall, and coniu not
again until the next C.niitui h midnight
toll from the high church tower. Wttl
ern Rural.
iNTEMPKIl.iNCK IN .1 Al'AN. TIlC rilling
I ... h . I . I '
vice in J ap in i uii'intioMMiy miuiikcii
nes. It pervade all classes, though
it i confined by f ncu of public opinion
to thu male sex. O i a festival t( the
third in mill woiii 'ti are indeed allowed
great license, and in their h uein, from
which on that tl ty even their lord are
excluded, they may indulge to any ex
tent in thu forbidden cup, but a woman
f the lower clas who may be found
Iruuk at any other timu would bu ex-
posed to a severe beating fro in her hus
band ; were she of the higher class she
might die by the sword of her spoitsu.
1 he only tennentu 1 liquor mcd I, it 1
said, the saki, distilled from rice, and
littering Irom thu Chinese tin or slum-
shu in th it, w hile it i weaker, it often
contain much of the poUonou oil of
distillation. It 1 taken warm, ami the
butler kind i not disagreeable to tho
taste. Few Japanese are tit for business
in the evening, aud in the afternoon
many of thu streets of Yeddo are ren
dered unsafe by drunken retainers.
Fhiends. A witty Frenchwoman once
remaiked that we go in search of new
friend when our old friend know us
too well. The truth, or modicum of
truth, involved iu this dictuinb I not at
all an agreeable onu to contemplate or to
accept, though one may pick a useful
lesson out ol it. We may strive to give
it the lie in our own experience by avoid
ing such dreary interchanges of thought
and feeling as are apt to make friends
weary of each other. It is altogether a
mistake to Imagine that even our nearest
friends should know everything pertain
ing to us; there is no confidence im
paired by the withholding of what is
painful, frivolous and disagreeable.
There arc a thousand thing occurring in
life which it were impertinence to share
with another, because they are things
which, whether trifling or iinportaat, art
so only in relation to ourselves.
Some mcu will believe nothing but
what they can comprehend; and there
are but few things that such are able to
comprehend.
Fifty thousand dollars is tho prico to
be paid for the sweeping out of tho Cca
tennial buildings.
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