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TljE HE Circle.
From Die Pacific Ilurit l'wi,
Tint meadows thrill with varied Ufa
Where freshly spring the cloven
The woods with ceaseless songs ire rife,
And misty March la over.
Tho foggr dmps nf other days
lino lifted surtlr, slowly,
And only left a iioldon hszs,
To vill the valley lowly,
ho growing sir Is full of scents,
Frnm fragrant flowers the promise
That wo shall havo fair ncompenw,
Tho' April too slips from us.
The mountain stresmlct chsnls s hymn
Amid Its frothy flashes,
In Miadow deep snd pure, hut dim,
In sunshine smiling tlashi s.
All Nature Kiowa from point to peak
With Joyful, new reflection.
And fujrlad tongues around us spoalt
This vernal resurrection I
Oh soul of mine, thy flowers attune
To praUe this pnllbatluii
Of llfu rninuTt d, win ru endless bloom
Attinti thy full salTatlon 1
Jerry Donovan's Midnight Mass.
Lough Inoy is situated in ono of llio wildest
vollpyH In tho wost of Ireland. Tho Law Ufa
AsHiiratico Company linvo erected a lodgo by
(ho edgo of tliu lako, fur tlia convpiilcnco'of the
dlnclplcs of old Izaak; but for Homo rciiHon bust
known to Unit distinguished ("I'd) tho Interim
nrratigomoutH havo noviir bpon completed, mid
it stands virtuully n bleak house, resembling
Hint stereotyped Dend Hen fruit, tho rottcnnosH
of tho core of which In bo often msdo capital of
by slmlle-loviug lillrraleurt,
I wiih fishing ut Lough limy tho month wax
August, tho year ono thunxutid night hundred
and Kotciity-lliruo. It woxu ni'lting day, vith
murky clouds ovi rhcad, and juxt a clmnro of a
linie.d later on. My rod lay bobbing at its
own ri'llecllou from out tho mid of thu boat,
and I wax smoking tho cnltimot of pnaco, and
imguged Mlciiwlidi-wiKo waiting lor some
thing to turn uj). At tho bow Hat .Jerry Dono
van, my guldo, philosopher, and friend, in Iho
act of "roildyin hix dhudcen, or llttlo black
rilpo. .lorry'H eyo was an bright iih a glims
bowl, and twinkfod liko ii dlmip.itcd htnr. Hi)
wan Mylts lifCoiiialheu, except thnt lio was n
trilln iimro ragged llio com plicated patchwork
in ion IiIm hiiii.II-cIoIIkh would havo puz
zled tho Davenport Brothers. .Jcriy and I
won. ujion torniH ol tho easiest familiarity,
which I I'autiiiuidy ccmoiited by occasional
"gollingileH," ax lio iiiMiihihly called Ilium,
reHiioiiiluil In I ho uegutin
"Ho wax a iiuiiio xort of u baste.
whin hn wax illirv."
"TIiiiI'h a broad hint, Jerry."
"lb gurra, I'm as dliry as a cuckno."
Hating pinired him out a "gollioguo" In.
held thu MHSel in his hand whilst ho ilelhorod
liimxelf nf this nourishing soutimeiit :
.1 t ' ' ' i. ! J 1 . ? "' V" ". V" . " M ' "
".'. T'""" .' j" " ""'ji'" -
"Tin re'M no chance of a fish, Jerry ?"
"iiivii a wan, jer iinner."
mil 11 leullieMi lliiulr uhli.li limn utiu-
led to .y waist, and the giving of which "..,," " '" ' " " "" Z ? 'ni... ,
.. .... ....... ........ .. .....I,. ....it- i ...til ill. ...il 1.11.1 ..... uli.ii.ll. ....... ...... ..!!.
tirnlly iiikisl Irom the recipient n tlmr- nm. niinro iinil iimriifiil. '
ghly InxU Hoiilimeiit, orii tragment of xong. iii..iii..i ,..i m... , i, ..
.1. rry had lighted his pipe, and 1 hud mlllled. , ' ., 3 " "" ",'"",' ' "'. ... ? '. .K. ..
when ho suddenly asked ... ,. , llrrib1oi.r!,l,;rrlrr.,.V'
,'' ,!' 'Vit hir tril o Martin Haii..eg.i.i'H "Amy,, reddy to satvo nn, masa?' snja he.
I'rexi'uiiUid !.. tho neu-ativo. I J' ' . ? !r.V. '?-'" "H V ' " .r,1.1 " r- fl,r II ,f
tt a .... ..in. r .. .., . i . t
.i"r,ii. in., ii . i J' i ' . .i . , I m"i int'ii uie piiicn look like tliu liotlom av I ho
.,,,.?. l ii rJH'. ,k7liV,, " J lnVi.. An' now kein tho feurt.n mo that I
av Niriln in, sx, in lh ' litlh. ( impel of 1 iillyn-1 1H0 nor that ould mm that's nibblin' over in tl.'
iicllixWii m, r the hill bejiint," po nt ug, ns ,,,, t1(,ril. . it.H ,, ,, ,,. ,
In. Hiiiihe, in llio ilireiliun ol n mountiiin kmiuii , !.. it i... : i ,i i. . . ...... .
.. ii....... . ii . i i i. i .mi i.iuii. iiu ituuiiiiiivcii, mi. wiiuiu uv iiio rix-
i?i. . i ! '' r0W"r,,K riKl,t Sl'r 'lr-iMiwlHkimloiiionillliVyor wrote in lit
VU K,"k! 'I"!: r"'"-,VK'i.'Ux pulls at hix urH liv lM,t , al, ',, , wtu,lX ,,,,, ,,,,
i i ii 1 '. '
.1 T'..!' "'r'. ' ""."," ,n,", "V ,l i:,)K,"""l''l'"'!
llio hit sit lung lime m;,,, st.ro .nough-nnd
diil riHiitii thu bnko I'd read, or sum I'd do,
but it's ..fiber tin; rabbits I wax and k, lcl.li.'
., .... ....mini iiirncii iiiureir, win.i wan'
II 1 - ..
'ye'ro not diiin' jci dhutv
'till liillier .11li'H.
wmit is ii i iioue
wrong V m.h xhe, roailn' till e'd think her
heart wud uphill.
" 'Why don't y siud that gossoon,' pointing
his linger at me. 'to uttiud me muss V sas he.
'I wax hot up entirely n Sunday for home wan
to nttliid last muss, and I u.ik uii.lnni m,.
brcii.ei.t till II wax lime fur to go lo int. dinner,'
sujik no, -air i in not oer Hllirniig.'h.ixxhe, 'ls
riiixin' nv my heart Hint's wrong.
"'Hod only spile yer muss, er iherenoe,
iHH me lHinr mother, Ihrjiu' for lo gel un oil.
" 'Sin.l hi... lo nui on Chi.xtlimx F.te,' suns
1 Mlii r Mao, 'uu, I'll lum him how for lo do'it
for ho uiut Mti.id tho niidnighl mass,' s.h
"So, fur to make u lnni Ktnrv Klmrt. vr
miner, he got ll.e soft hide o' me pour mother,
an i was Hint wud n sure henrl oer the hills
Illllllllllltt.ii.li.iii.il f......!... . .. ..l.-t.i
:; - "-- - r ii . .1 .. n, ih i.iiiihiiiiun
J.ie, for to Inn. to xarte Iho midnight muss
I'Wi'll, nlr, Father Mjlis wax the broth nv a
priest. He neter thought av iiolhln but the
soiiU nv Iho faithful departed, in.' n the sinful
nieundlierinx n some nv hix iluek, mi' in re-
gunl o' ilhrlnk he wax cruel hard. A ho got
the insio nv a smell o' Nvrrilx off nt n bo v. ho
want him like n cock to .. bLiell-rrv. 1 .'.I
jiick ' p,ok an' pick nt hi..., ..mil hewouldi.'
lis..,, a llll.her .... him, ,...' yo'd do all suit to
gel out nt his claws.
"1 winl in. to the chanel. mid h fairiv U..I..
cred mo wud tt sun. pernt-tew lew oil. till I
kein uwu wud an nsx's load nv Latin in mv
head, but nil rtmliil up like a plate nv slira
IhiuI, so Hint whin 1 had n Doiuiunv' nil right,
nv 1 wus to 1k Bint to Botanv for it', I couldn't
bowl out the obisc.nii.
"Ill'ir ' cs (salts IV, whal'll 1 do at nil
.il all? 1 tiiiul only ihry mi bother him wud
Jerry paiutsl, threw n ship's ,.Ui nt mv
Husk, which 1 pr. tended wot to peroVito, null
inking a prolonged pull at his dhudwn, couthi-
"Ditil" slch night ier kein out of the sky.
...r t!'?w U Kt "" ,v'r ,lw'l tH nv!
IhaflaVes wax as big as bin's egg, ud ihere
w. Hum luywiu mat wtt.j no iuo kilning nv I
"'Yer not going
ulch n hsrd night t
for to kind tho uoiuoun nut
' MtsniajKHir father. I
........... ...... ...,,.,. .1.1111. .mm, nm tiiiiiini o c iiiicIi. and haMi heard mass
M)kH Mnfiii'iiHM may he be suji,,' tho .oxary ! ,, 1Ml OIlco. , r, ' ,f, ,'
aiI'j'c;:,-:-:!, a-Rirtf v:i ,r.ft.Krai:tf.r.:lK
r. fixxix Xei i. s; : it ssar tar
""'. """. ii. i'iii, jnj.ee, lie wax r.r. Innw la ,' I... ..,..i. i.... 1 i
MUxis i hiiishellu.' si.jk he. 'h,.M ,. no regard ' jwko whin I pondher on thim words -ser le
. I. in, . K.iT . . ... , ""'' I'ruyl'sehe, 'iintv ax Mihopo lobo
..I ,r , , li.'i T,uH"'1",' V1V'Y,,f': HaWH, J'"rpra croons whitens hesnow
f.rt.Hlv woi.Ui.giii me?' Iinnfi.' thfH fidlin'Vn.m i.e.uen Ihix blexHul night.'
1I..I.W0 ,,.,.' xx he. a little soflened. Jf'"?" i''?. !'T"r ,'!l' U1!r'
" 'Thore's no help for it,' says mo mother,
" 'He'll be Hmothcrcd wud tho cowld. Bo
ncd bo mo, and let him stay whero ho is,'
'"Ho must suro midnight muss,' says mo
'"There'll be no wan tohenrit,' says mo
father, a llttlo rough.
"'lint Father Macmanus must say it,' soys
mo mother. Sho got tho betthor ov him, uv
course, an' I was slut out to crust that very
hill, for wo worlhin' bolow thero in tho bog.
"That must have bicu a damp spot, Jerry," I
"Damp, note 1 It's botthcr nor half tho year
undlier vnthor, nn' tho ory Biilpes has the
nowralgy. It's only lit for it say gull, or a dis
A uioro dreary looking region I never beheld.
Hvcn In tho bright summer sunlight it looked a
"I had four good mile to put undhcr mo,"
.lorry rammed, "four good mile, as bod as tin,
for it wan all up hill, an' I, only I know tho
short cuts on mo road as woll as n crow, lie mo
soul nn' it's in tho bottom av the Iuko hero
amons: tho mlinin bad cess to thim, why
won't they tuko tho llligant llics that yer miner
is timptina thim wud I'd be, iih shuro as
there's a bill on a crow.
"It was tough work, jcr aimer, strupglln'
agin wind nn' snow, an' I goln, eutinly ngiu
mo llkln,' un' not a word av what Father Myles
had discoorsid to mo in tho moruin' but was
cluno btt o' mo ho id. More nor twlce't I wns
goln' for to turn back, but somethin' tould mo
to go on. Thiro was a wako at l'hil Dlmpsy'x,
an' a dnnco at a slit-obion boy ant Oleiidalough,
but somethin' sod, go on Jorry, ycrwnutod, an'
on I wint, wud snow-balls as hard as marvel
stlcklu' to mo bioguos."
"Jiy dove, Jerry, if 1 had been in your placo,
I'd Imvo left l'lillur Macmanux in tho lurch,"
"Ho yn wud, ond that's jest yer ignorance,"
rotorti'd Jorry, in an offended tono. "Av yu
hear mo out, yo'll soo that I win in the right In
liurithulu' tho path, but folly yor own way.
Av yo don't liko tho story, yo cm Into it, hir."
A gollioouo restored mutual confidence, and
"Whin I got tin to tho chapel, thero wnsn't
iiHllin av light, nn' I erupt round to thoosthry
duore, and knocked respectful like, but no un
swir. I knocked.anln; no answer. I rlz the
latch, nnd, pu.hod tho dooru; tho last sod was
burnin' out, an' there wasn't a handful o' llro.
" 'Ho IniHii't como yet,' sajs I to inyself, 'ho
I'll humor tho lire, and I wint for to stir it,
whin I felt mo heart drop into mo brogues, ami
mo huir fly up to tho ceiliti,' for forenclist mo
stud Father Mylos Maciminui, nx whito as if ho
wax belli' waked, and loukin' piorn an' mum
fill. Ho was in hix vostmintx reddy for his
"1 cinli.'txpiko. Mo tongue wax Unit dhry
In mo throat. Mint jo cud haui grutid ii lump
nv sugar on tt. I cnmmlncul for to shako liko
a dog Unit's loo long In tho w.ither, an' I was
it kern out uv a nulled colli..
'"I'm ruddy, yer rlxcrcnee,' says I, 'but
there's not n cmylure utirnii.' I kein up tho
litnirn, an' there wasn't n thruek,'
"'Arn yo mldy to survn mo mass V says ho
ngin, in the same iiwlul oiec.
" 'Will I lilihtthullllhur. er ririiicii Y uiivd
I. IIomiI nolliin' to this, but wined mo wud
m ,m,Ml f,,r '" K l'fro liini. Me knees was
riittllif tiiu liter, like .as in a iiiul'. but I
I lurched before, him, out Into tho dark chanel.
I and it wax ax dark as the vehet on yer miner's
I cuiim, Miirr.ii una iiuiii llglil, III tir allliar,
nR """ "" " ,,,, lll, '" Miiynoolh Colhdgo for
"Yer mil a Catholic, Mislhor Bowles, and
liubb yo nu.r heerd in. "x, or wis in
chapel liaUhcr ?"
'itiH Wll'8 ,lt intorroguthely.
ii .m ,,,,! ('nil,, .11.. i.... 1...1 1 1..... 1
- . .. ' ! VIIIHIIIIVl lll'll I. IM11 1 11 llll IHI'll
luut ninruili' bv 'I in. O'ShauuhueNNV. who L.mi
p in remiy ine eiiupel tor llrxt luaxx
Wlint the luischiff nre n .loin' Iheui. n
young imp ?' hjih he.
"I tould him liow 1 mined Father Miicimin
iis'h midnight muss
"'Srved what? ' ems he.
" 'Father M Ux Mncmnnux's midnight muss,'
M .... .... .....1.1 1.1 11 ..1. .... 1A n
n'l "l mi' louhl him all about il
"llii looked cr frii:hleiuHl. mid iimir.i mi1
.... .i... " i
"Ye hadn't a sup In ?'
"'Surra a wan,' mil, 'and I wudi.'t tell it
lie In this holy place fur the goold av ArabiH.'
"'Well.' huh he. 'it'x awful to lliiiil ,r f.ir
Mifirr Mult J.u-H.iiim ii,. ttsltrJuu, uf Aur
llV.kil-' " '
Jerry DiMiinan, when ho concluded, wiped
e perpiriitUm from his brow, and seemed ns
the pe'nipiri.tU.ii fro
t ough tngugid in prnjcr, then Middi i.ly in.
Uiii.. in. 1.1.. .........1 i.i i
...iiiiii. um miiiuii iiuiiciiuiuuce, no ex-
"Hero's tho bneze, er nnutr. Take tho
rod it. tho lnel av Mr ll.t. an' ye'll be luto it
' lounder uforo long." -.Vru Aifuniiv.
v D.vi Him..i.ii.... e. m i .-
ii-ai. , . ti f , '?, "' . i 'i? 1"c,uoni' 0
!M,J d'U Iho follow it.g o the numerous dog
)" r"?,V Ore,- M.r u l ' "' U,U V,Ji' 'i
"SmJ h Jit 1 L tn 'i ' V " ' M
' ;' ',,",,,, r W "ll ,lr,r, "M" !"' dog of mo
"" '" l iu l'wtlot.s, that was much nl
uici.t.t to tier, llio dog mused his luittrens
soon niter nor nepartiire, ami fell into uieUn
choly and decline, reliuing to eit, nud fr.
quoiitly nianiliialing hix grief nl the sepmtlou
Irom his mi. tret. by genuine tears that over
Mow cd his eyes nud rolled ill piteous proceJou
ndowu his uoo. At tho mention of the name
or lils luistrtsiH, ho would brighten up nnd wag
his tail, only lo relapo into his tuelancholv
nl her continued nbsouco. On lTid.iy ocniug
last the faithful llttlo creature died, notwith
standing ejerMhing that Undue nnd medical
skill could do lor him evidently ding of
grief at tluiascptnitioi. from bis uiUtrcn'."
MoiiAMMkti ouconaid, "Wbinn man dies,
men huiuiitf what ho has left behind him;
nngeU innuiro what he ha scut beforo him,"
Tim riclif which nro most npt to tale to
tuemsulrt wing nud fly ttway nro Cktrickei,
. " i....i mi it i hii iiniiiii lucre inn
Something Wrong About Hats.
(From the Pacific Itural Pbem.)
The raco of drunkards is not extinct, not
withstanding tho success of tiro modern cru
sade. Bacchus still has his votaries among us,
mid ono of these nnssed our ofllce rccentlv. on
his return from a pilgrimage to tho shriuo of
ins jony uoa. m nt ciiorts to conviuco me
pnssers-by that ho was not in tho least intoxi
cated, ho lost hi) hat; and our San Francisco
wind being no respecter of bats, tho owner was
soon compelled to commence a chaso for which
ho was hardly qualified at tho time. Ho was
surprised nt tho conduct of his hat, and dis
gusted with tho condition of tho gutters of this
city; and whilo chahiog the runaway from point
to point, ho was heard to remark that this prnc
tico of making hats round was n great mistake,
as it gavo them a decided tendency to roll; and
throw out the suggestion that they ought to bo
made square. Hereupon nn ttusympathlzing
youth told tho owner that it was just because
ho had something "squaro" In his hat that ho
had lost it. Ho halted in his profitless course,
nuil, with tho dignity that only a foolish drunk
en man can nssumo, he asked tho Irrovcrcnt
youth what ho meant by tho remark that ho had
something "square" In his hat ?
" Ycr had n brick in it," said tho condid young
STnK.aTii op CtiAitAcritn consists of two
things power of will, and power of self-ro-strniiit.
It requires two things, therefore, for
its existence strong fooling and strong com
mand ovor them. Now wo very oflon mistake
strong feeling for character. A man who bertrs
nil beforo him, beforo whoso frown domestics
tromblc, mid whoso hursts of fury mako tho
children of tho household quoko, because ho
mis ins own way in an things, wo call him a
strong man. Tho truth is, ho is a weak man;
it is his passions that nro strong; ho that is
mastered by them Is weak. You must measure
tho strength of tho man by tho power of thoso
nui. miiiiiiio nun, Ann iienco composuro is
often tho highest result of strength. Did you
ever seo nmnn receivo a flagrant injury and
thon roply calmly? This is n man spiritually
strong. Or did you ever see n man it. anguish
stand, ns If carved in rock, mastorlng himself?
Or ono bearing n hopeless, daily trial, remain
slloht and novor tell Iho world wlint cankered
hix homo poaco? That ix strength. Ho who,
with strong passions, remains chaste; he who
keenly sensitive, with manly power of indigna
tion in him, can bo provoked and ct sustain
himself and forgivo, theso nro the strong moil,
tho spiritual heroes.
TlIK DllTICUI.TIKS OK I'ltoSfKCTm: MaTIU-
sionv. It is said that Sir Valter O.impbeli,
who was lately in a iiiiicautilo firm in Now
lnik, wished to marry an American voung
lady, of good position, in Iho Fmiiiro 'Slate.
Upon his applying to tho young lady's father,
tho paront slated that ho always referred all
those questions tohiswlfo. Thu mother, in hor
turn, slated that sho must refer it to tho JJuku
of Argyll. Tho Dukopleaded that, constricting
lis connection with royalty, ho must consult
his eldest son. Tho -Marquis could do nothing
without Iho Queen's consent. Her Majesty
felt that Iho Issue must ho referred to tho Onko
of Sne-Coboiirg-Gotlm, as head of tho family.
Iho Duke rejoined thnt, sinco tho recent
change h in Uorniany, ho looked upon tho Km
peror William ax hix sovereign, niul must how
to hix advice. Thu Fmnernr huM 1u ..u ,i
nothing without l'rinco Bisiuarek's opinion;
ond l'rincu Bismarck declared ho had no opin
ion nt all, ono wnyortho other; nnd so tho
qiiexuou-io marry or not to marry wax
brought to n dead lock.
AMnnioVs Liipkv Day. Somolioily 1ms
foniiil out that Friday is tho lucky day of
Amoricri, loiifrns it lias boon rognrrioil ns
boiiii? tho ono of ill omen. It is said thnt
on thnt day Christopher Columbus snilctl
on Ins voyngo of discovery j ton weeks nf
tor ho discovered Auiorien; Honry VII of
KiiBlnnri KivoJolm Cnbot a commission
that led to tho discovory of North Amor
lea; St. Augustine, tho oldest town in tho
United Stntes, wns sottled; tho 3rnvilovor,
with tho Pilgrims, nrrivod at Prltiooton;
thoy Btgnod tho nugiut oomjmot, tho foro
riiiinor of tho jiresont Constitution;
(leorgo Wnshingtoii wns born; Blinker
Hill wus seuwl ittul fortified; tho surren
der of Saratoga wns lnado; tho Hiirrenrier
of Coruwnllis nt Yorktowu took plnco;
tho motion wns mado in Congress Hint tho
United States wore, nnd of right ought to
bo, free and iinlopoiulont.
Tiik Bi'sur Bcmov. It is now nsKcrted thnt
tho cholera which appeared in the southwe.t
lat season wax of an entirely now type, nnd
that it has never been seen in any country but
this. Wo nro tho most im.miiv., .,... ....
tnrth. When we do lmo n disease we get up
a new variety of our own ami kooii it to our-
seivex. mere ix llusl.y, for instance. He has
inu'iiteri a new bunion which is warinntod to
foretill rain in any climate and to hurt worse
Ihaii four bullions of Iho ordinarv Mini. Bus
by hits taken out n patent for tho intention,
ami initio are good unleux thev h ive his trade
mark Mumped on tin ni. In" introducing this
article lo iho public we mat- with eouudoneo
assert that no iiuiii who wantx bunion which
will scho in good solid puniest, which will nche
stmight ahead for mouths at a time, can allord
to neglect Busby. Ho makes them of all hizes
inuu uiai ot n uoor knoli up to that of n candle
box. Tho Busby bunion ix certain to take the
prize nt tho Cciiienninl Fxpositien. Ono bun
ion placed mi tho foot of Old 1'robibililies iu
iishingtoii would enable him to tell with cer
tainly when il is going to rain lVru. J,u AJt
Ur. I iik ill Must iik Tkaineii, Not Buokkx.
n"i . '" "I"'"k of l)r,'"li'K the will of ii
child; but it seems to mo they had In-tter break
the neck. Tho will needs regulation uot de
struction. I should annum think of brenkiug
thelegsofft horse in training him ns n child's
will. I would discipline nud doNclop it into
harmonious proportions. I never jet heard of
a will in Itself too strong, uioro than of uu arm
too mighty, or a mind to eoninrt.heii.iivo In its
gmMI. toil DOWClflll ill its hol.l. Tlw. ii.vlr...
lion of children should be Mich n to nuimate,
itikpiro. strain, but not to hew, out nud cane;
for 1 would alwajs trent n child iw a live tree,
which was to be heljvd to grow, never n drv,
dtad limber to bo cut iuto this or that shape,
nnd to hme certaiu mouldings grooved upon
it. A live tree, and not dead timber, is cury
child.-VflrtKoif J'.irAvr. '
It w a grond nil stake to accustom yonug
people to king exclusnely "by iar," nnd to
load ihetu to habits of guessing nt iutenalsiu
deciphering vocal music. Children ery readi
ly nubile ke-relationship nud rhythm; In
youth is the golden optxirtunitv of learning to
read by correct principle. Dou't place jour
iugt'r utidtr tho uu'eily of breaking bad
habit n well as of acquiring right ouea,
Hixi's Song Jfixyrr.
Ir a man has a great idea of himself, it U
certaiu to bo Iho ouly great id ho will tu
Amemcaj Goops ron Ladies. The Provi
dence Journal declsres that a printed csllco is a
handsomer urtido than nn India shawl, and if
prints were two dollars n yard no woman
would riBt until she had n dress of them.
It adds that it would bo easy to name a hundred
woman of social position ana lasmonooie ieiiu
ershlp, who by resolvlug to dress for a year in
American fabrics might give au Impulse to in
dustry and production that would Do leit an
over tho country. If tho pay of Congressmen
and Freident wero at the rate of twenty-five
vnra mm. ilipre would bo several hundred wo
man willing to do without Indis shawls ond lo
wear handsomer and cheaper American goods.
The nitng of European fashions is tho conse
quence ot aping European salaries.
Not long sinco a very nervous lady took pas
sago at tho Tip-Top Honso, Whito Mountains,
to decend by tho almost perpendicular roilrond.
Her fears wero apparent to every one, nnd
tho following unique dialogue took placo bo
twPMi her and tho conductor: Lady. Mr.
Conductor, how do you hold theso cars when
vou want to make n Btoti? Conductor. Mn-
ilmn. urn nnnlv the brake, which VOU SCO there.
Lodv. Supposo, Mr. Conductor, that brnke
should give way, what do you do tlienf uoii'
ilnetnr. Madam, wo then nnnlv tho doublo-oct'
lug brake, which you se6 tho other end of the
cars. Lady. But, Mr. Conductor, supposo
that broko should not bo sufficient to check tho
cars, whero will wo oo then? Conductor. Ma
dam, I can't riecido. That riepenris entirely
upon how you huvo lived In this world!
Tiik Yankee nrononsitv to hichlv color vil
lainy ns well os virtue, ugliness of features ns
well os awkwardness or manners, was nnciy
illustrated by Wendell 1'hilllps, several years
atro. in ono of his lecturos. A certain "Down-
caster." wishing to doscribo the wickedness of
n wunio community ol uls orotner tiowu cast
ers, snid they wero so thievish that they did not
riaro to lenvo their stouo walls out o' nights.
Another good specimen of the Yankeo habit of
exaggeration is given by James Itiissoll Lowell.
Ha was ridini tin a steel) hill In Colorado, nnd
on asking tho coachman if tho hills wero as
steen on tho other Bide, ho was told that thev
wero ho awful steep "thst chain lightning
would not go down them without lha brtcchiu
Tiimik is no Death. If it bo truo that un
turo nbhorx n vacuum, it is equally truo thnt
tho On at Creator abhors utafi and glories iu
life. Thero is roolly no biicIi thing os death
tliu t rm Is n misnomer, used to designate tho
chouges which occur iu life. Life, ctcrnnl life,
is created by tho laws of Almighty will-power,
which aro as immutable in their application as
is the cxlstenco of the CriOtor Himself. Whou
Ooil inailo life, Ho mario uvorj thing necessary
to sustain it, but left It for man's progressive
intelligence to discover, comcrt ond utilize.
In Mention, Yt,, n dooply enamored youth
recently received permission to "speak to mv
father. '' Ho did speak. Ho stated to the olil
gentleman that ns to this world's goods ho wns
incapable of making much of n show. But
with a truly commcnriiiblo presenco of mind,
he immediately added thnt ho was "chock full
of day's work." A young mnu with sense
enough to make such n statement, and lo mako
it Iu thnt way, commended himself to tho lath
erly heart. Ho succeeded in getting the gill.
Tiikiik oro BPternl famous cows in history.
Tho cow of Mrs. O'Lcory. for lustnnco; Abby
hmllh'x cow; Iho cow of Jack iu tho Beanstalk,
and tho cow that jumped over tho moon. The
otcst hlstorisl cow is nn Indiana "crummic,"
who died from Iho i fleets of choning tobacco.
Sho chewed, not Iho cud, but "Century," and
txpircd becnuso hIio didn't find Iho ten cent
plnco so prominently advertised bv tho com
pany. - inur-uctnn.
A Wkalthv London firm of four bross foun
ders has just illssolvttl partnership. Three of
lliem could not sigi. their names, and had al
ways to put their cross on the firm's docu-
iiieiiis. "ii mey coniii nav used tneir pens
well," rem irks tho Court Journal, "they might
havo become government clerks ot fifteen shil
ling a week."
"I think it Is tho most beautiful and hu
mane thing iu the woild," sas l'llny, "so to
tniuglo gratity with pleasuro thnt tho one may
not sink into melancholy ond tho other rise up
AYiiat it world of gossip would be prevented
if II were only remembered that n person who
tells yon of the faults of others, intends to tell
others of your faults.
A votkh, praising a favorite candidate nt n
late Irish election, said: " Ho is as flno a fel
low ns ever lifted ft hat to n lsdy or a boot to n
Health Maxims Irom the Apocrypha.
Tho chief thing for life is water, and bread,
nnd clothing, nnd n honso to cover elinnie.
Better is Iho poor, belug sound nnd strong of
constitution, than n rich man that is niUictcd iu
Hen!th nud good estate of body nro nbovo nil
gold, nnd n strong body nbovo iufluito wealth.
There Is no riches above Bound body, nud
no Joy above tho joy of tho heart.
Death is better than n bitter lifo or continual
Oi0 UOt OVOr tbv mind In lianrlnn... .,.!
Millet not thyself iu thino own counsel. '
Tho Kindness of tbn lumrt la Ilia Ufa rvf ..,-..
nud the joy fnlluess of man prolougethhU days'.
Luy nud wrnth shorten tho life, ami care-
iiuuess oringeiu ago before the time.
A cheerful nnd good heart will have a care of
um went nun lliei.
Watching for riches cousumeth the tlesh, nnd
tho care thereof driveth away sleep.
Watching care will uot let n mau slumber, as
n soro disease breaketh sleep.
It thou sit nt a bountiful table, be not greedv
upon it. aud say not. there is much meat on it.
Lat as it beeotuetb a mau tho.o thiuga which
nro set beforo thee; aud devour not, let thou bo
Belter is he that laboreth, and aboundeth in
nil things than he that boasteth himself, nud
Sjuud sleep conielh of moderate eating; he
nsetli early, nud his wits nm win, Um. i..r. .1...
juiu of watchiug. aud choler, aud panes of the
belly are with nn nuMtiablo mau.
!! n0. id l'Ural of his meat, men shall .....nk
well of him; and the report ot hi good house-
ait-mug Mian oe oelleved.
Show not thy valiantness iu wine; for wine
hath destroyed many.
Learn where U wisdom, whero I strength,
whero i underotanding; thnt thou mavestknow
also where I length of day, and life,' where is
the light of the eye and peace.
VVhaUoever is brought upon thee take cheer
lovr'e Ut patint heu e are changed to n
Bo uot insatiable iu any dainty thing, uortoo
greisly upon meals. ' 8'
lbM up bttituea, and be uot the last; but get
thee home without deUy. b
P. Sack, of Geneva, think that sodlc ace
tate Is far superior to common kh .n.i n .
mn" .T,f.,.:ff'bl" ' "Wou m'uch
Yodflq Folks' CoLilpfj.
Grizzly From His Cage.
Boys nnd girls: You whoso measure-mark
on tho door-casing does not reach higher than
the back of your houBC-dog, nnd you who nre
so tall that your mother had to stnnd on tip
too when she placed tho rulo on top of your
head; and to children of nil the intermediate
sizes this proclamation comes greeting:
The publishers of your favorite poper, the
"KunAL I'bk&s," who wero themselves children
a great many years ago, nre determined to do
nil in their power for your cutettainmeut nud
wolfare; and with this iowhavo engagod, or
rather encnged, me, n talking Grizzly Bear.
I shall expect, of course, that tho girls will
poke their parasols nt me, to boo if I sin a real,
or only a "bug bear." And tho boys will be
poking fun nt me; nnd fan is a great deal worse
than parasols to poko nt n fellow. Thoy will
bo likely to nsk me if I nm any relatiou to the
"Bears'' who nro kept in tho Stock Board
rooms on California Btrect, when they know
well enough thst I nm not; for tho only stock
that I or any of my relations havo over
handlod is tho livo stock of tho now countries.
I am not the only Bear that boys have
cracked their jokes upon. Tho othor day a
man stood looking at the Bear on tho cover of
the Owrtoiiu Monthly, which was ntttactlvcly
exhibited in ft book-seller's window. Some
boys were standing by, nud ono of them told
the man that tho picture nt which ho was gaz.
Ing was a correct likeness of the editor of that
magaziue. Now this I nm authorized to say is
false; for probably three-quarters ol tho popu
lation of Sau Trancisco, men, women and
school-teachers, call regularly onco a month
upou tho editor of tho Overland Monthly, with
contributions for that publication; aid al
though nearly nil of thorn nre disappointed in
regard to recoption which thoir contributions
receive, thoy all dcclaro that thero is no per
Boual resemblance whatever bctwoeri that gen
tleman nnd theanimil on tho cover of tho mag.
hzIuo. I don't know how truo it la, but it is
said that this marling figuro Is placed upon the
cover of tho Overland to frighten custom aud
forcigu critics, who otherwise might tako un
due liberties with its contents and coninaro
'them with tho literary productions of their own
It is expected that I will givo to tho youthful
renders of tho "l'nKss" some nccottut of my
past history, with the opinions of myself nnd
friends on tho prominent topics of thodny; but
beforo doing so I would liko to expose noma of
tho "Bug Bears" that oro nt prcsont going
nbout, seeking whom thoy mny Fcnro, Sol
guess that tho next timo you visit my cago I
will tell something about theso noisy but harm
Different Kinds of Eyes.
No branch of science has been moro thorough
f mastered than ontics. Tbn urmelnln nf i.
ion must bo essentially tho i.onio in all eyes,
but they differ remarkably, nccording to the
habits of tho animal. Birds of lofty llight, as
llio condor, cagleB, vultures and carrion-seok-iug
prowlers of tho feathered race, havo telo
scoplo msIoub. nud thus they aro enabled to
look down nnd discover thtir unsuspecting vie
thus. As they approach noiselessly from
nbovo, tho axis of ilsion changes shortening,
so that tiny con seo distinctly within ono foot
oftho ground os when nt on elovntion of ouo
mile in Iho nlr.
This fact oxplaius tho balancing of a fish
hawk on its pinions, n milo nbovo n still pond
watching for tlsli. Whpu ono ix solpctcd, down
tho hiivngo hunter plunges, tho focal nxis vorv
iugnlwnysto thoniuaro Iow of his intended
proy. As they ascend, tho nxis is elongated by
a curious mtuculir arrangement, bo jis to seo
far off ngalu.
Snails bao their keen iivm ni n.n .i....i
ties of flexiblo hoins, which they can protrude
or draw iu at pleasure. By w iudiug tho instru
ment around tho edgo ot n leaf or stalk, they
can see how matters stand on iho opposlto
Tho lmminer-lipoded Bhnrk hag its wicked
looking eyes nearly two feet npatt. By nn ef
fort they can tend Iho thin edgo of tho hend,
on which Iho orgnns nro located, ko ns to ox
nmino tho two sides of nn objtct llio size of n
riles ha iuiiuovablo eyes. Thoy bland out
from tho head Jiko half of nn npplo, ixcoed
iugly prominent. IuBte.vl of nuooth hemi
spheres, they have nn immense number of
facets, rcsembliug old-fashioned giant watch
seals, each ouo dircotlng tho light directly to
Iho optlo retina. That explains why they can
not bo approached Iu any direction without
seeing what is coming.
Two neighbors had along nnd envenomed
litigation oteut n small spring, which thov
both claimed Tho judge,1 weTried out whn
ho case, ot last said, "What is Iho tiso of mak
ing so much fuss nbout n littlo water?"
"otir honor will kc tho use of it" replied one
of tho lawyers "when I inform you that the
parties nro boll, milkmen." The roar of Inugnt
ter which followed proved that tho tutlre audi
once saw tho point.
Salt for the Throat.
In theso days, says tho UellgUms Herald,
when diseases of the throat nre so uulwroalT
prevalent, and in bo manv cases fatal J illi
and what lias been with us a most effectualif
uot n positive, euro of soro throat. ,u '' "
lor many years past, indeed wo may say
during the whole of a life of moro tbauforty
years, wo have teen subject to sore thioat
HILim" IT"0"'"'? Vv backing cough;
which not ouly distressing to ourselves bu
to our friends, and those with whom we' are
brought iuto brines contact.
Lst fall we were induced to try what virtue
here w as iu common salt. Wo commenced b?
ft " ft" f , morning? noon! $
,8; .Nd1i,s?olvrduIftreo tablespoonfil of
uro table salt in about a half a small tumbler
full o cold water. With this we gargM the
The0t8UuHt.'rr8b,5"JUstb'ore K Ttime!
the result has been, that during the entire
winter we were nnt nlr t. . ?.'". " .
VU attribute these satisfactory results sololv
ject to dieses of the throat " '
Matiy persons who have never tried tho salt
B"8U. have the impression that it U unpIeM
ant feuch Is not the case. On the contrart.
it i pleasant, and after few days' useno
Srrr0rU(Wh,l0T"a ice clean moyu,h and a
don u! hU'Veuet ot the "Ppetite, will ab.n
stn.cTEnBn t8peclmen8. of brIsof novel con
structlon were recently on exhibition in the St.
Louis Exchange. They are double-staved-really
a barrel within a' banel-and aSu
Tbetgco?.lle,n.Slak? thT P'tiU -tight
Ibe cost ot them is to be no more than tht of
S etc ,iquid'' M eU M fl0Br.
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