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Tfje 1-jopE Circle.
Such Pleasant People.
"Ward, can yon Bpnro mo (on dollars, as
Inocd it badly?" said Sadio Moran in a
timid voioo to hor husband, as ho roso
from tho tablo ono morning, frowning,
nntil his oyo-browH almost mot. Ho an
sworod angrily: "It's monoy, monoy, ev
erlastingly; you aro liko tho Leeches'
daughter, crying 'five, givo, givo,' and
novor satisfied. "What !b wanting now?"
"Esslo noods a pair of shoos" "That Is
two dollars, ho intorrnptodj "Nina a now
.i.o'mi. .,.i .i..: ii. iat
uiusn buu ni'vuuu uuiiUK mi
ii l mi i i mi tv i-ii ..
will do.'VMrs. Mornn replied. "Humph I
it ought to, what uoxt?" "Tho remain
ing thrco dollars I wish to nso myself,"
sho roBpomlod. "Really I nnd what do
you need, pray?" Mr. Moran, quoriod,
"OIovch, pins, cotton and trimmings,"
his wifo replied, hor palo chook flushing
with augor at hor husband'H oroBS-uuoH-tioning,
yot not daring to rofuso to nil
Bwor hi in. "Well, if you tniiHt have It,
you must, I suppose; horo it is, and tako
good care of it, as I am not made of
money." So saying, Ward Moron tossed
ten dollars on tho tutilo, and without any
leavo-taking. which ho rogarded as super
fluous, lturried oirto his business.
Liter in tho day a lady entered his
Htoro, and uslted him to contribute boiiio
thing towards un onterprisn, whiuh would
not betiolH him in tho least, as lio would
only gain the publicity of giving h certain ,
amount of monoy. With much suavity of
manner wani Jiinrau wrotu ins name
down for fifty dollars five times the
amount ho had ifrumhlitiKlv doled out to
his wifo and tho lady departed, telling
every body slio saw, llial Jir. .Uoriin was
Hlich a pleasant man.
"Orvillo, I wish you would go to my
room, mid bring me my fan, t'loves, and
also, my vinaigrette, said Conilie Hunter
to her houdsoiuo husband, who was leaning
Imck In an 1'iisy eliHir, admiringly watcli
:""-". yv n-j i".."
ing Her, as slio was preparing lo iiiionil u
"Certainly," ho ropllod. loaving tho
room. Ho soon returned, and laid u
dainty wuaigrolto, and a pair of tiny
Klines on the marble table. "There I you
I .,.! '
nave forgotten um ion, us i iinow yoiuui., i (i,f r iiintr n, .nnnn.t vf. T,
wouiu; i never seni you ior uiiyiiiing,
but you forgot the most important arti -
elo," said C'orollo, crossly; nnd u moment
after udded: "Well, oro oii going lo got .
would; I never sent ynu for uiiyilimg,
tho fan. or shall 1 V
to uio a little more respect fully, than as
if I woro your lackey, 1 mil get it; "hut,
Coralle, toll mo why you are so much
more polite, mid pleasant to me, when wo
are abroad, thou at hume?" said Orvillo
Hunter, "lleeauso wo oro married; olid
ot home, there is no necessity to keep up
iippearaueo,"x!iildly replied (Joralie. '
After they had entered tho earriago,
Orvillo Hunter laid a snowy fan in his
wife's gloved hand, which she received
in silence. The same nwmitig, accident
ally dropping her 11 liny handkerchief, o
eiitlemoii pii'Koil ll up, mill Willi a low
bow, presented it to hor; with sweetly '
iiitnn..! thanks, and a winniiiir smile, she ,
received it, and was so charming ami " too! The Manliest of men "look
pleasing, that overjono in the room, ox- "1 m tho form of a servant, and
oopt hor husband, concurred In saying: 'humbled Himself. Hut hat submission
'That Mrs. Ooralio Hunter is such o J ' peculiarly womanly virtue in her re
pleasant woman " ' l'tioii to her husband, iu fact, and in ills-
"Rdgur, will 'you bring mo a pail of 'peiisablu yirtuo, I thtuk is demonstrable,
water? I am so tired," said Holllo Lester, . loto beginning our argument, how
to her brother, a stout young man, who oyer. I would ask whe her tho good old
w,w d.-mlv absorb.nl In itottiuir the riuht 1 11''1 marriago -the making "of twain one
i.i.i t. 1.1m muik. tin. ml wlin uiHw..r.l.
shortly: "Oh, bother I I'm busy; got it
yoursolf, Del." "Hit gar Lester, you
ought to be ashamed of yourself, asking
o doliroto girl liko Dellio, to carry a pail
of water, while you stolid and look on,"
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ton. "Mini, your own business, Miss' watched olTspriug, that marriages
Tan., or I'll makojou. lain not going ceased .
lowait on Del. oil the time; aud if she, I niniutoln, that in marriago tho snb
wants the woter. she eon get it, or go ' mission i of ono Is a nocossity. Vk hioh is
without," said lMgar angrily, ond taking . I'r"fi:,rill,1 !' iirohy or paternal .lespo
bis hat off the rock, opened the door. '" ' l'hese, of course, are the ex
just as l'onnle erii.l. mockhigl : -"No, 1 tremes. I'erhapsMrs. N. would suggest
wouldn't tire mjaelf, if I were yon, as you " Duumvirate, using rr to inoludo both
ore so delicate; 1 am afraid that your "exes, hxcellen , no donbt but how
health is getting as hod as your temper. I when Hie duumvirs opinions clash ? Ono
I'll tell Hva ICelty how cross yon are ot mm go to tho wall, while the other bo
home, and how polite, and what airs you JOs dictator. A woman, though never
put on at her house " , huoii a baud at making tho "lire Ily,
"If umdoroto, I'll break every bono nmM hove smalt respect for a "putty
iu your body, you little iiup,"liml slam- "' w'' 'dmndoned his deliberate con
iiiiiig the door, Kdgar wolked down the actions for fear of a few wordly exi.res
...... ...,.i ...ri..b ,. .i i.iri ....tit., slons, howeer ivid and sharp. hen
and llrunetle, who was carrying o large
basket, "tlood afternoon
jdjss p,vrt lot
it" sold Kd gar
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mo carrv that heavy liasket
suiting the action to the word; and he
PlIlllllK Mill "VIIIMI ... ...'..,, ...Ii, ..
made himself so agreeable and pleasant,
and spoke so klndlv of his sister and
cousin, that Hvii Kelly thought he was a
...... i, ',..,., i.r..tl...rr ..ml i..iv.m.,Mvl...l
ery loving brother; ond alio was envied
by oil her aoiiuaintauces, in liming won
the loe of lMgar Lester, as people said
he woo suuh a pleasant jouiig mull.
"Mother, do tell me where my dress is,
that i on ironed? Did you mend my
stockings, as I told J on to ? Where is
tho roily, and lily bloom ?" said Mary
(Hsrksou, iu a sharp tone to her mother,
who was (lulling a dainty lace frill
A0S lUllllUK II UllllllJ llll-u lllll.
Mr. Clarkson looked up, aud answered I
mildly: "One question at o time, my " liberty, equality and fraternity.' This
dear. Your dress is in your room; tho Is the relationship of a perfect marriage;
stockings, I did not lmo time to mend, thus the relationship that Uod presses ou
lint it will not toko von long." "No, In- 'unwilling acceptance. On God's part
deed, I won't touch them; I will buy o nothing has been left undone to induce
new pair, ond you con mend those to- man to accept the offer; mail's will alouo
night, rudely Interrupted Mary, who is wanting, and Omuipotouco cannot com
thon addod "Why don't you toll me, pel free will.
w hominy riiici and lily bio Hoy, you Hut the perfect enjoyment of liberty,
raeJ, how da'ro joul I'll box your ears, cquoltty and fraternity, promises tho ex
well for tlmt, you little wretch I" and Unction of all selfishness (all sin tlmt is,
Msrv mode a spring at her twolvo-your. for what sin has uot gratification of self
old "brother, who hod just etitored the as its moth o), and the union of our wills
room, with his clucks and nose covered with tho Divine Will,
with tvuitv, aud his forehead, lips, eye- "Our will r out. vr mw not howj
brows, and hair, cohered with lily i Our will, u our. low.k.ihtmitiiu."
bloom, aud shook him, until ho blub-l Obviously one will alone is excellent.
ti.md for merer: and when sho reloasel,Of two contradictory wills, but ono can
'aped to the door, and cried taunt-)
Whydou't j on uot this way when
fahtiui visits you, !ollyl you cau
say prunes and prisms thon, can't you I
I wonder if he noes that your cheeks ore
an inch thick, with that red paint, and
that you sift white powder on your hands
and nook. Qucsh I'll toll him; say, did
you over tell him how mnoh horso hair
yon woar on your hood 1"
Horo Boy dodgod outside tho door just
in timo to escapo a book, which was
hurled at his head by his irato sister.
An hour later, Mary Clarkson,inafllmy
whitu dross, almost oovorod with flounces,
ovor which hor mother had toiled half a
day; her chooks and lips crimson with
rouye, horforohead, nock, and arms daz
zling in thoir whitonoss, with Lily Bloom,
entered a ball-room, loaning on tho arm of
Dovo Graham, a rising young lawyer, and
whenovor Mary's musical laughter ranc
oui, or buo uitoreu a
0111, or biio uttered a sparkling bon-mot,
.,,., f i Ti i
"'wjwuo uuuuiiuuuBiy uuruuu lUUt HIIU
was "such a pleasant young lady."
Dan JObO, nouruary aa, 104.
Old Saws, Etc.
(rrom tho Pacific itnut, Praia 1
"A woman will havo tho last word."
Boforo reading Mrs. Nichols' lottcr in
your issuo of tho 28th lilt., I had no
Idou that "old saws" woro such Tory dan
gorous tools. I baroly touchod ono and
lo I I hud wounded somo one's sonslbili
tics. Possibly tho motal of tho ono I tisod
contained a llaw, (a logician would prob
ably call tho flaw, "an undistributed raid
dlo tor m ;" tho predicating, i. a., to an en
tiro class, what cau bo ufllrmcd of but
part of that class); possibly timo has
worn tho blado so thin that it is incapablo
. ii.t. f..!!..... i,u..f..1 i.m1s ff It flvil. mi..
formoa anything better thu'n saddling tho
Iimro whh hntton tlmt tii0 )ay
horsu could with equal propriety
Mrs N. calls on mo to "rlso to ex
plain." Thanks, dear Madnni, for haul
ing mo ovor tho coals in your kindly erlt
luism, for slipshod writing; thanks also
for your contribution to tho Huiial'h
Homo CIrolo "l'icnio."
"l'oecavi," Is tho only explanation I
ran oiler, tho proposition Is incapable of
i iiomoiisiriiiioii. ironi uio nuiauy uivoivcu
in tho U80 of t10 uiuliutributca middle
term. Hut, though I thus retract, I can
not remove from my mind tho idea that
the old saw Is a saw, and has bean a saw,
mid that the makor, obtained his metal
and pattern from somow horo. I humbly
lllllll MUa llIH ""Ml" ' VJSUa 1111!
,,,,,..,,, lmvo iot iMr. L. fool that. thoiiKh
he metal was faulty, some of tho tooth
vero still shorn: or at least that thero was
I ...... ....I. tt llul .ll.l (UJlh.l l.lft III 1lfllrt IliA
"When you speak,,.., tv ." whon Mr. L. aimrooohod with
1 1 the family tiuder-liox.
"Putty Women" Versus "Flrcflle!."
Hut, my dear Miidiim, Is my use of tho
old how worse than your use of the com
bination, "putty women." I think that,
were J n woman, the imputation of being
deseriboblo by tho udjeotio "putty"
would rile me far worse thau tho imputa
tion of loving tho last word.
Submission, a womanly virtue
Was it not tho still, small voice of con
scionoo, the oice of Truth, that suggested
" t0 " h muiss 0 ami lornooring ore
womanly irtues I Aye I and manly
Hesli," tlio union of tender care anil lov
inir trust, is altogether Impossible now
a-days? Aro wo all so entirely selfish that
even husband mid wife cannot inako their
interests identical? If marriage is to ro
suit only iu mutual defiance aud distrust,
tit would be better, for the sake of the
duergeiitopiuious arise, ond neither c-
convince the other, one must jield, and
surely the one who boars the outward
brunt of life's bsttloshouldbo allowed the
. , . 1
marshalling of his own urrov.
I am speaking of moil, and not of those
Miwdj, 9 too ashamed, or a raid, to
eut their ill-tempers ou lured hands or
strangers, or perhaps in a statu of semi
intoxication, come homo to' wreak their
pulsion on their children and wives:
though doubtless, there are women sub
missis o men to snoh for less ignoble rea
sons than "putty 1"
Man's Ideal of Happiness,
which, even iu moments of revolutionary
crime and madness, the most abject ot tho
ITIIUlt Ollll liiuilill'ao, Itiu mvob liujwi ui lliu
race howl for, is the perfect eujoyuieut of
bo accomplished, and it is tho knowledge
of the one excolleut oor accomplished
Will, and llttlo necessary accordance of
our wills that constitute eternal life:
tho enjoyment, that is, of liberty, for he
is freo whom lore obliges: of equality,
for willing as God wills, our wills aro ac
complished even as His: ot fraternity,
for what ideal of fraternity exbols that
truo brotherhood of children of Ood,
each forgetting all selfish aims in lovo for
every other, .and being loved by all; in
stead of each hugging merely his own
precious solf , carcloss of, and uncarcd for,
by any other.
So, in any trno marriage, selfish inter
ests are presupposed extinguished, each
enjoys tho truo "right" of loving tho other
as him, or herself, of having ono common
interest, ono mutual confldenco: and worn'
anly submission becomes a light burden,
an easy virtue Would that all mar
riages were of this naturo. There would
bo loss occasion for tho poet's sneer.
"IVimtnors paint at fall l.ngth people', woolngi,
Uut only (fire In built of nitrrlige.."
Carmol Valloy, March 4th, 1874.
Religious Belief of Boston's Literati.
"Tomploton," tho Boston correspondent
of tho Hartford Com an, writing of the
religion of Boston literati in his last letter,
says: Until of lato almost everybody
known in Iloston in lottors or in pnblle
lifo, was a Unitarian. Of tho flvo minis
ters to England which Boston has fur
nished in this gonoration Lawreuco,
Lverclt, Bancroft, Adams and Motloy
all wcro of this persuasion. Mr. Law
renco, howover, I novo heard, had not tho
moral courago to attend tho Unitarian
Chapel in London in tho faco of tho pro
j ml ice against Unitarians among tho aris
tocracy of that capital. Not so Mr. Ad
ams, as you may imagine Mr. Banoroft,
I think, renounced Unitarlauism somo
timo during his resldouco in Now York,
Daniel Webster attended Brattlo strcot
Unitarian Church until its standing com
mittco offended him by soiling his pew
for uon-paymcnl of taxes, when ho took
it) his connection with St. Paul's (Epis
copalian). Ho was claimed by somo of
the Congregatlonnllsts, also, after his
death. Mr. Epos Sargont is tho only do
elded Spiritualist that I know among our
literal!, but ho has continued to attoud
Unitarian preaching. Mr. Whipple has
long been of tho Itov. Dr. Uartol's parish,
which was formerly that of tho fntlior of
Professor Lowoll. Wendell Phillips Is
nominally an orthodox Congrcgatioualist,
hut his faco is not familiar among tho at
tendants of any of our Congregational
churches. Ho may bo sold to havo Inher
ited the faith without relinquishing it
altogether. Tho Rev. Dr. Blagdeu, our
oldest Congrcgatioualist minister, find
ono of tho fow who uiado decided opposi
tion to tho anti-slavery movomcut almost
to tho last, isMr.l'liilllps'sbrothor-in-Iaw.
Mr. Richard II. Dana, Jr., is probably
much moro interested tn religious matters
than any of tho abovo named gentlemen,
and is on Episcopalian of tho extromo
high church stamp.
Has He a Call to be a Husband!
Has ho a call to bo a husband who
thinks more of his horso thau of his wifol
Has ho a call to bo a husband who spends
six evenings out of tlio wool: away from
home, nnd complains beoauso his wifo
will go Tuesday ovonings to prayor-mcet-ing?
Has ho a call to bo a husband who
peuds S5 a week for cigars nnd an occa
tonal ula-ss. but can't afford to tako n
newspaper for Ins family
Has that mau u call to bo a husband
who makes elegaut presents to other ladies
aud grumbles if his wifo wonts a now
Has ho a call to boahnsbaud who swears
if tho one hundredth button is missing
and novcr speaks a word in commenda
tion of tho uiuoty-aud-uluo that remain
Has ho a call to bo a husband who nev
er buys n liook or a picture to make homo
attractive, aud still wonders why a woman
can't bo contented to stay at homo sovou
davs out of the week, and over singing,
"'l'horo's no place liko homo."
Has ho o call to bo a husband who comos
to the table with tobacco-stained lips
(those lips for which sweot kisses should
over bo iu wailiug) , aud turns nwny in dis
gust from o grease spot on his wife.s
Has hea call to bo a husbaud who loses
money by betting on elections and hoiso
races, aud whon ho becomes involved at
tributes it to his wife's extravogauco?
A Gem From Whittier.
To oppreeiato tho truth and beauty of
the following lines from the pen of Whit
tier, it is neeessarv to know tho circum
stances nudor which they were written.
A friend of Whittier's youth, who had
spent much of his lifo ou the Illinois
prairies, called on tho poet at his homo in
Amesbury, and together they recalled the
scenes of their childhood, aud briefly re
counted the course of their after life, and
Whittier seemed much affected by tho al
lusion of his friend to his prairie homo,
where a wife, children, aud a grandchild
" Constance " ) awaited his return, and
on being asked for his autograph, replied:
" Call ou your way to tho cars, and I will
hiuul it to you," Tho friend called aud
received the following, Tho Hues show
the delicate texture of tho poet's heart, the
teudrllls of which were eidoutly stretch
ing after somothiug beyond his reach:
Tim Jrr, thai Utw w lutt into Sow u,
lkVi1, .. they louuj tut, .till .Ion.
hu vrlfr, nor i hll.l. nor urnJchllJ tlr.r,
Ar mlue, Ihv tir.rl lo cli.tr
More l.nrul thou: villi tialr Um ct.jt
Tbui uitue. c.n.t lit tlij f.uoj .tr.jr
To wlwr Ihj lllll IVn.l.nc
Th rtlne rlprlft lu th brute
IV r our lllo lirr to ll.p 111) uuiic
1. Iwltir lli.u thi toUv of fun
Lvxt'iiv is a vice whloh prompts many
to run into expenses beyoud what their
circumstances will admit. , Aud why ?
Because respect is attached to prodigality,
and contempt is shown for UiObO who do
uot maiutaiu a similar profusion; because
tho custom of lavish expenditure is uni
versal, aud because things that aro su
perfluous, useless and frivolous are ren
dered almost necessary aud indispensable.
Here is tho mischief of luxury.
Yotfflq F0LKS' Coulpii,
Tho following versos' aro founded on
facte. Some months siuoo, ft weak ana
homeless kitten took up its abode with
the poultry flock of Mr. P. H. Sumnor of
Oakland. It gleaned its food from tho
scraps thrown to tho ohlckons, grow strong,
ond beeamo the pet of Master Arthur Sum
ner. It creops upon tho roost and ro-
coives tho fostering warmth of tho ohick
ons by night, and accompanies them in
thoir daily wondcrings for food.
Yon'vo hr aril of tho woman
Wbo klMid Uio old oovrs
01 luoolj ami piggy.
01 friend) rel.tlon.
'Twieu puur and mcuw.
Which ilrangely enough
Of tho hateful old crowcr
And fair bird of Joe,
Which once wire united
lo conjugal loe.
Kor tatte; no accounting,
LlkothH aud liko that,
And thiro'a jet anothir,
A waif of a cat,
Which a mt ptro dolh awajr
h i ry chick dolux homage
ro klux piiK.y Tom.
There'll a purr of delight,
Whiniuvthir hen tells
That a weo downy chlcky
III. picpid from tho thetl.
He rata with hi. ubjecti,
They make hliuabeil
'Neath madam bwi'n w lug,
Where ho tuik.up hi. head.
TI. plain he I. happy.
With comfort, like the.e,
And In turu vrapa her plumagd
With hi. long uirratHe,
HI. chariot of ttato
Wbkh triad. Mry proudly
With king Thoma. Cat.
Now Homo one wilt y,
(Hut no don't care for that)
" II.'. out of hi .pliuie,"
For a clvllUed int.
Surely will cit-cclilM
III. illicitly ui),
llut when the cat' gouo
The mil cau play.
8o he', tuaklug hi. Ih Ing
111 a UMIvlug way,
W hlch 1. 1 tUr, I'm aurc,
Thau hoiuo liau of to-day.
The Reason Why.
Llttlo May lives near our crook, and
ofton sho comes down to tho moadow to
talk with hor big brother, when ho's at
work. He's a vory knowing man, I can
toll you, for tho reason that ho keeps his
oyes mul oars opotl wneu uos onioi uoors;
nnd, when ho is iudoon, ho tllloull his odd
niomouts wlin reaumg. vtcn, uoy camo
iu crying to him, tho other day, to toll
him how she had broken her mothor's
beautiful china vaso. Tho voso was vory
cold; and May poured hot wator iuto it.
Tho poor child could not soo how so sim
ple u thing should havo brokon tho doli
eato china into pieces. Ho tried to explain
to hor how nil tlio liny parucios oi uio
chiuu had drawn closer together with tho
cold; whilo, if tho vaso had beou standing
by tho tiro thoy would havo moved a little
farther apart from each other; for tho cold
contracts, whilo heat expands. (This you
littlest folks will read about lu your Nat
ural Philosophy, somo timo). Now, I
being a Jaok-lu-tho-Pulplt, could seo that
tho vaso was ovor so littlo smnllor by
standing in tho cold, aud that pouring in
tho hot water would mako it oxpand too
quickly, orcauso unequal expansion by
tho boiling wutcr expanding tho inner
surface boforo tho outsido had caught tho
idea, thus causing it to break. But May,
being only n little girl, did not havo eyes
sharp enough to see this, though thoy aro
as bright as bright can bo; tho difforonco
in tho size of tho vaso iu tho cold or in
tlio heat is so very, very small! But sho
w ill remember now not to pour hot water
iuto cold; china or glass, or cold water
into hot china or glass, unless (uow this
is the great secret tho big brothor told to
Mary) sho first puts iuto tho vaso, or
whatever it may uo, a silver spoon. Tho
metal, he said, draws tho tlmt shook of tho
heat or cold to itsolf, and thus tho glass
will not bo brokon. Was ho right?
Fivm "Jtick-in-thd-Ptilpit," in St. Nicholas
Tim Sua Mouse. Tho sea mouse is ono
of the prettiest creatures that lives under
tho water. It sparkles liko a diamond
nnd Is radiant with, tho colors of tho rain
bow, although it lives in tho mud at tho
bottom of the occau. It should not havo
bceu called a mouse, for it is larger than
a big rat. It is covered with scales that
move up and dowu as it breathes, aud glit
ter liko gold Bhining through a tlocky
dowu, from which tine silky bristles wavo
that coustautly change from ono brilliant
tiut into another, so that, as Cuvior, tho
great naturalist says, the plumage of tho
humming bird is uot more beautiful. Sea
mice aro sometimes thrown up ou tho
beach by storms.
XuvEit bo above your busiuoss, no mat
ter what that calling may be, but strive to
lie tho best iu tlmt linn. ITn ultn inrno im
his uoso ot his work quarrels with his
bread and butter. Ho is a poor smith
wuo quarrcis witii ins owu sparKs; thero
is no shame about any honest calling.
Don't bo afraid of soilincr vrmr lmu.u-
there Is plenty of soap to be had.
Eykuy mnii' rrnsl lifn sliniil.1 !.-. ).:.
critic, his cousor, his guide. Ho who
lives, and is done with life tho moment it
drops hour by hour from his hands, is
uot half a man. He is liko a pluckod
plant that stands in water without roots of
its own, and can havo no growth, and soon
iaui-a nou passes away.
Plant amd Animal Lire In ono of
tho papers, read during tho late session bo
foro tho Boyal Socioly, a fact highly in
teresting to physiologists was made known
by Professor Sanderson, of University
College, London. It is, that vegetable 11
bre, whon electrically excited, behaves in
the same way as animal fibro. Tho learn
ed professor's experiments wero mado on
tho leaf of Dioncca muscipula, popularly
known as Venus fly-trap, nnd tho effect of
tho ourrents was idonticalwith that obaerv
cd in experiments on muscular fibro.
Hero wo hayo confirmation of an oft-suggested
proposition j that plant lifo and ani
mal lifo havo much in common.
A Dor's shoepishnoss is by no means a
sign of overmastering roverenco; and
whilo you aro making encouraging ad
vances to him, under tho idea that ho is
overwhelmed by a sonso of your ago and
wisdom, ton to ono ho is thinking you ex
tremely queor. Tho only consolation I
can suggest to yon is, that tho Grook boys
probably thought tho samo of Aristotle.
It is only whon yon havo mastorod a rest
ivo horso or thrashed a drayman, or havo
got n gun in your hand, that those shy
juniors foci you to bo a truo, admirable
and enviablo charactor. Oeorge Eliot.
Good Lanouaoe. Young pooplo should
ncquiro tho habit of correct speaking and
writing, and abandon as early as possiblo
any uso of slaug words and phrases. Tho
longor you put this off, tho moro diflleult
tho ncquiromont of corroot language will
bo; aud, if tho goldon ago of youth, tho
propor season for tho acquisition of lan
guage, bo passed iu its abuso, tho uufor
tunato victim will probably bo doomed to
talk slang for lifo. You havo merely to
speak tho languago which you read, in
stead of tho slang which you hear, to form
a tasto in agreement with tho best speak
ers and poets in tho country.
Orr with your hat, my boy, whon you
enter tho house. Gontlomen novcr kcop
their hats on in tho prosenco of ladies, and
if you always tako yours off wheu only
mamma and tho girls aro by, you won t
forgot yourself and bo mortiflod when a
gncst or stranger happens to bo iu tho
parlor. Habit is stronger than anything
else, and you will always find that tho
caslost way to mako stiro of doing right
ou mi cspocial occasion, is to get into tho
habit of doing right, Good manners can
uot bo put on at a moment's notlco.
Learn fkoji B.uiv. Jock heard a vory
strong young farmor say ono day that his
baby brothor had taught him a capital
lesson, that was to stretch himsolf often.
Baby did it for somo wiso reason, ho know;
so ho had followed tho oxamplo. Scotch
ing makos you grow, makes you supply
and octivo, and is altogothor a good thing.
Follow tho baby's plan, my dears; strotcli
your arms, legs, neck and body for n fow
momonts, morning noon and night, until
further notice From "Jack-in-tJie-Puh
pit, in St. Nicholas for Match,
Items about littlo boys who pull each
othor from under brokon ico aro fashion
able just now. No family should bo w ith
Value tho friendship of him who stands
hv von in ilin Rfnrmt HH-nrmR nt iniinln
will surround you iu tho sunshino.
En-rcT of IUhihkd Am. A recent book of
travels In Asia, by Dr. Henderson, contains
an interesting statement of his exporlouoe ou
high altitudes. A few days out from Lo thoy
had to cross a pass, tho Obaug-la, 18,000
feet high. In so doing, almost every ono suf
f erred from tho rarity of tho atmosphere; in one
caso tho palso went up to 100, tho respira
tions to twenty-two per minute. Somo com
plained of a feeling of suffocation, and could
uot sleep ; hut a few deep Inspirations relieved
this feeling. Intense hoadacho was complained
of, with great prostration of mind and body;
the temper became irritable, and there was
most distressing nausea. Iu bouic, tho lips be
oauio bluo, and in another caso tho temperature,
as Indicated by tho thermometer, sank one or
two degrees, booh is the exceedingly interest
ing account given of the effects of great rarin
cation of the atmosphere, by Dr. Henderson.
Wo may mention that hero the barometer
stood at 15.73, aud the thermometer at 01 Far
uheit, aud water boiled at 181 Furenheit,
Nxw HoxMAhiNO Macuink. A novel aud
most lugenious machine was exhibited iu oper
ation at tho recent monthly meeting of the
Franklin Instltuto, viz : Heyl's machine for
making paper boxes. This invention performs,
with marvellous celerity, all the movements of
tho human operator, and turns out boxes of
any desired sizes ready for use. The inventor
at first designed a neat machine for pasting the
different parts of a box together, as is now done
by hand labor ; but, by this machine, he has
superseded his former invention, by one In
which the parts of the box are held together by
a wiie, which, at the propor time, is made to
pnncturo tho card, aud is instantly locked
down upou It. Tho machine Is capable of turn
ing out from CO to 100 boxes per minute, ac
cording to tho size of the box, Tho machines,
though but recently brought to publlo notice,
are alroady kept busily at work filling orders,
and there cau bo little doubt that they will
bring about a speedy revolution in the box
Wnra beets are preserved for tho manufac
ture of sugar, they givo off carbonle acid ami
take nn OXVCen. The cnrbnnln ailri la a nro-
duct of the oxidation of the sugar oontained
iu me oeeis. According to calculation, i,uw
cwt. beets would lose 10 cwt. sugar iu thirty
days. The air contained lu the beets consists
mainly of nitrogen and carbonic acid and very
little oi gen.
Spontankocs Comdcsiion op Mat In a
aper ou the spontaneous combustion of hay,
I. Ilanke sava that, in Mnunnniiu nf nro-
longed fermentation, hay can be transformed
into a true coal, which. wh.m nul tn the
air at somewhat elevated temperatures, acts as
a pyrophorns. Quart. Jour. Sci.
Till Tftf A nf VAVL mnllnn .. ..!.. l. A 1
- - ...... v. nM." uiuuuu waa duvvu vj
to be ouly 3 feet per second in the muscles of
a frog, much flower than the rate at which
waves pass along tho motor nerves of the same
animal, which Uelmholtz determined at 83 feet
A OCEUIV Miftftltet lino iII.aamm.1 iUa AHA
of the eatable mushrooms, .-fjaricu orraJti,
elnitd. Yfn ati.n fr.a).t( n..ll.A.A.l a .....aid
quantity of hydrocyanio acid. After cookiDg,
uuweter, me crjpiogr&m is not poisonous.