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The soul growi strong; in noble strife
This Is the law, forever;
Be it the motto of thy life
Endeavor J Oh, endeavor!
Strive for the mastery of self,
From all low aims to sever,
From passion, pride, and love of pelf
Endeavor, and endeavor I
Let thy mind e ntertain the good:
Corrupt guests harbor never;
Feed on high thought lis angel's food
Endeavor, still endeavor!
Bpurn all the blandishments of sin,
But follow virtue ever;
Eer smile 'tis blessedness to win
Endeavor, aye, endeavor!
Frank E. Hal.
-A Conservatory Adjoining' a
Bhe. A bit of heliotrope. Pretty, is it
He. Yes, very pretty.
She. Are you fond of heliotrope?
He. Of that heliotrope, yes.
She. I would put it in your button
hole, but I'm afraid.
He. Afraid? Why?
She. Miss Winthorpe might object.
She is watching us.
He. Why should Miss Winthorpe ob
ject? She. I don't know if you don't.
He. I don't think Miss Winthrope
has any special interest in me.
She. I do.
He. Are you jealous of her?
She. No. Why should I be jealous?
He. I wish you were.
He. Oh, I don't know. A fellow
likes to be of sufficient interest to a
woman to make her jealous.
She. Yes, I suppose he does. Are
you trying to make Miss Winthorpe jeal
ous of me?
He. Why do you bring in Miss Win
thorpe so often ? Will you put the helio
trope in my button-hole ?
She. You might think too much of
He. I couldn't. Perhaps Mr. Win
thorpe tight object.
She. Why should Mr. Winthorpe ob
He. If you don't know, I don't.
She. I don't think Mr. Winthorpe
takes any special interest in me.
He. I do.
She. There I It looks decidedly
Aesthetic on its back-ground of black.
He. May I think as much of it as I
She. Oh, yes; a flower means nothing.
If it did, how would I read the bouquet
a gentleman sent me to-day ?
He. Wrhat is it you call this cluster
you wear in your corsage, is it ? I am
not up in milliner's terms.
She. You will be some day.
He. What do you mean ?
She. When you marry. Your check
book will be your dictionary.
He. If money could buy such a thing
of beauty as this
She. That will do. Don't carry my
joke so far.
He. Is it very expensive ?
She. What ?
He. A wife.
She. I don't think so. But I've never
been a wife.
He. You' might be some day.
She. I shall. But I have not seen my
He. Are you sure ?
She. I see plenty of gentlemen I like.
I have no heart, I am afraid.
He. I'm afraid you have not.
She. What do you know about it?
He. A good deal. I have been look
ing for it.
She. Are you as foolish as all the rest?
I don't like men who talk nonsense.
m He. It is not nonsense. Men some
times mean what they say.
She. Very rarely.
He. We have not known one another
long enough to mistrust one another.
She. To trust one another, you mean.
He. No; I do not mean that I mean
what I say. Do you remember our first
She. No. Our acquaintance never
seems to me to have had any beginning.
I simply knew you.
He. And trusted me?
She. And trusted you? My! I don't
know. It was not
She. Never mind. What a lovely
dress Miss Winthorpe wears.
He. Will you not finish your sentence ?
She. It was nothing a thought that
should not have been uttered anyway.
He. Stay. You are not engaged for
Sb. If I stay I shall not be.
He. I do not wish to detain you,
She. I don't care about dancing any
He. It is curious that I too have al
most forgotten the first time we met.
She. I don't quite know if that is
He. It never occurred to me that we
were to be more than mere acquaintances,
and now for a year
She. We have been friends.
He. Have we been truly friends?
She. I think so. I always liked you.
You did not speak to me as other men
spoke. You did not pay me a single com
pliment for the first six months except
He. I have forgotten. What -was it?
She. That is your flattery a flattery
no woman ever passes unnoticed.
He. Flattery. Wherein is it flat
tery? She. Don't you know?
He. I only know that if it was a com
pliment, it was meant.
She. And that is the most effective
flattery. What was the compliment?
That I was perfectly lovely with my hair
in this style.
He. And so you are.
She. The compliment does not go a
He. The truth goes always.
She. Have you heard anything more
about your New York appointment?
He. Yes. I told you I should hear
to-day. You are the only one who
knows anything about it yet.
She. I am afraid you always put too
much confidence in mv opinion. The
idea of your consulting me on such a
He. You have always been so sen
sible. She. I think you taught me that. I
heard from my sister to-day. She thinks
you were perfectly right about the com
nrnmisA in our law business, and says
Bhe would very much like to meet my
He. Does she know of all our confi
dences? She. Oh, yes. Everything. She
wrote a week ago to tell Harry we al
ways speak of you as Harry I forget
what the message was now. Of course,
she knows of our friendship.
He. I am glad to have her good
She. Oh. she thinks I ought to
But tell me, are you going to New York?
He. Yes. I suppose it is Dest lor me.
She. I suppose it is.
He. There will be a field for me there.
and I will have an opportunity to make
both money and fame.
She. Yes ; you are right. This is but
a sorry place for a man as clever as you
ne. I shall not be so happy there, I
She. Oh. yes, you will. There where
there is life, and gayety, and society,
you will find another I mean other
He. Is this so sorry a place for you?
She, A woman is different. She
must patiently await her fate. A man
may go and meet it.
He. And so you wish me happiness.
She. Indeed indeed, I do. You
have been more to me than all the rest.
He. And you to me.
She. I have been nothing but a help
less woman, left fatherless, who has
found one man among the barren lot who
did not sicken her with adulation or bore
her with love ; who was as tender as a
woman, and as manly as a man ; who did
his services with such evident pleasure
that thanks were out of place. You
thought all this was nothing. You
thought the word of sympathy was of no
value the little office of friendship that
everybody was ready to do, that every
He. If I have helped you, it is all the
world to me to know it.
She. We have talked frankly enough
before ; let us talk frankly cow.
He. If there is anything we may not
tell one another frankly, our friendship
has been wasted.
She. I know of nothing. I have
never felt the slightest hesitation in trust
ing you. You are going away. To say
I shall miss yon is to say nothing. I dare
not speak so to anybody else not to any
man bving. x ou will not misunderstand
He. No ; you may be sure of that.
do not believe I need to tell you the feel
ing with which I shall part from you
As I hold your hand and look into your
face, I feel that we are alike. Neither
you nor I need terms of endearment to
show how much we think of each
She. You need not squeeze my hand
quite so hard.
He. I think you are cruel. But am I
not right ?
She. You are perfectly right.
He. And when I am gone
She. You are not gone yet.
He. Shall we be as dear friends as
He. And when the man comes who is
to take my place perhaps to be dearer ?
She. You will be here.
He. You speak as if you were never
to have a real sweetheart.
She. I want no sweetheart who can
not be my friend.
He. And he who would be both
She. Must be both.
He. I have never spoken of love.
Sometimes a little sentiment has stolen
in, but you have not encouraged it.
She. I don't like sentiment. It's al
ways hollow and foolish.
He. But have you not sometimes
thought I loved you?
She. Yes. Sometimes that you have
not encouraged it.
He. I was afraid it might throw a
doubt upon the purity of my friendship.
She. I know that. I shouldn't won
der if you sometimes thought I loved
He. I have, sometimes.
She. How could I love a man who
never sought to be anything but a
friend? Why should I fetter the man
who was so kind and good to me, and
tie his love to my miseries, when he had
so many qualities that might draw him a
He. And why should I ask the woman
who trusted in my friendship and gave
me hers, to accept my love as a reward
for mine? If I had made love to you I
would have come to the level of all the
She. Now you are talking nonsense.
Do you believe that I would ever have
given you my confidence if there had
been nothing but friendship? .
He. Take care ; you are committing
She. And I am very much mistaken
if friendship ever could be so warm as
yours that had no deeper motive power.
He. This is leap year, and you must
take the consequences.
She. Leap year or not, why should I
not speak? Harry, you are goin away;
you are going to leave me here without a
friend, without any one that I can rely
upon. You have taught me to trust
you. You have weaned me from all
other confidants and made me one-half
of .you. You have said we are not
the kind who break our hearts. We
are not. H there is any other woman
whose love will make you happier than
mine, tell me, and I will join your hands,
so dear is your happiness to me. You
have known all the time that I loved
you. If I have read you wrongly, it has
not been your fault. Our friendship
calls for us to speak the truth woman
He You have read me aright, as I
have you. No woman that had not all
my love could have had all my friend
ship, as you have had. You are my
other self; and now you have spoken, let
me speak. I believe that God made us
for one another. "Where thou goest I
will go, where thou abidest there I will
abide; thy people shall be my people,
and thy God my God."
She Boaz did not propose to Ruth in
a conservatory, but, Harry, darling, 1
don't mind if you do indulge in a little
sentiment now. Peter Robertson, in Argo
naut. The Gay Head Indians.
The Gay Head Indians inhabit the
recently incorporated town of Gay Head
on the westerly end of the County of
Dukes, Mass., which embraces the whole ol
the island of Martha's Vineyard. This In
dian town has an area of about 2,40C
acres, which is divided into three penin
sulas, Nashaquitsa, Sqmqnocket and Gay
Head. This town is nearly severed
from the rest of the island by Menem
sha pond. At the present time there are
about 200 Indians at Gay Head, and un
like many other remnants of Indian
tribes in the Commonwealth, they have
for a few years past been gradually in
creasing in numbers. There are about
fifty families, and the people here have
been marked through a series of years
for seeking more profitable sources of in
come than their isolated situation natural
ly afforded, and some of them have
achieved some distinction as efficieni
masters of vessels. The morals, educa
tion and marked indications of civilized
advancement among them are so strik
ing that they attract attention among
those who chance to visit their seques
tered island home.
If there is a spot in all New England
where a recluse might wish to find per
petual repose, free from the troubles and
anxieties of life, Gay Head is the place,
and yet the Gay Headers are quite jealous
of the influences and approaches of for
eigners, having had a good deal of trouble
with those who have married some of
their daughters and settled among them.
Formerly any member of this tribe at
Gay Head could take up, fence in and
improve as much of the land as he pleased,
and when inclosed it became his own. It
might very naturally be inferred that such
a state of things would engender many
disputes and quarrels, but such was not
the case. Such a state of things was a
kind of "imperium in imperio," not con
ducted by any code of laws except bone
and muscle of those taking up the land.
The Gay Head Indians are a mixture of
the red, white and black races, and there
is, too, some Southern blood among them,
and also Portuguese and Dutch ; for
listen, here are some of the names among
them, to wit : John Randolph, Madison.
Corsa, Silvia and Tanderhoop. Through
the intermarrying and the coming in of
foreigners it has almost pushed out the
purely Indian names. They are, on the
whole, a moral, frugal, industrious and
temperate people, and are quite equal in
these respects to white people, with simi
lar surroundings. Boston Post.
An Overwhelming Compliment.
A young gentleman anxious to learn to
sing, went up into the garret one Sun
day night about bed-time, and resolutely
commenced his exercises with his Psalm
book. He had been singing but a short
time, when his father, a fidgety old gen
tleman, stole out of his bed-room, with
his night cap on, and on reaching the foot
of the stairs, mildly inquired :
No answer. James was very busy with
"Have you heard a very peculiar noise,
"No, sir; nothing."
"Oh ah I thought but never
The ld gentleman walked back to his
room, muttering indistinctly.
Presently James resumed his exercises,
and was getting on famously, as he
thought, when his parent, like the ghost
of Hamlet's father, again came forth, ex
claiming: "James 1"
"Are you sure that Bose is chained
"Yes, sir; I attended to it myself."
"Very well, very well; no matter."
Once more he returned to his room.
Wondering what his father meant by
inquiring . after the house dog, Bose,
James was silent for a minute, but soon
returned to his exercises more vigorously
than ever. Again, however, he was in
terrupted by the voice of his parent,
"I am sure Bose is loose."
"It can't be possible, sir."
"He is, I tell you."
"What makes you think so, sir?" .
"Why, for this last half hour I have
heard something that sounded very
much as if that dog was worrying the
James never resumed his exercise?
after that overwhelming compliment.
IN THE JAWS OF A SHARK.
THE TKKTT.T.TTarO ADVEHTTTKE OT A
Attacked by a Huge Shark While at
Work on a Wreck A Narrow Eu
Alfetto, the Spanish diver who has
been at work on the wreck of the Atlan
ta, near Morehead, thus speaks of an ad
venture had by him a few days ago : At
the time I was at the bottom of the sea.
I was just about to signal to be drawn up
for a moment's rest, when I noticed a
shadowy body moving at some distance
above and toward me. In a moment
every fish had disappeared, the very crus
taceans lay still upon the sand and the
cuttle-fish scurried away as fast as they
could. I was not thinking of danger,
and my first thought was that it was the
shadow of a passing boat. But suddenly
a feeling of horror seized me. I felt im
pelled to flee from something I knew not
what. A vague horror seemed grasping
after me, such as a child fancies when
leaving a darkened room. By this time
the shadow had come nearer and taken
shape. It scarcely needed a glance to
show me that it was a man-eater, and of
the largest 6ize. Had I signaled to be
drawn up then, it would have been cer
tain death. All I could do was to remain
still until it left. It lay off twenty or
twenty-five feet, just outside the rigging
of the ship, its body motionless, its fins
barely stirring the water about its gills.
It was a monster as it was, but to add
to the horror the pressure of the water
upon my head made it appear as if pour
ing flames from its eyes and mouth, and
every movement of its fins and tail
seemed accompanied by a display of fire
works. I was sure the fish was thirty
feet long, and so near that I could see
its double row of white teeth. Involun
tarily I shrunk closer to the side of the
vessel. But my first movement betrayed
my presence. I saw the shining eyes
fixed upon me ; its tail quivered as it
darted at me like a streak of light. I
shrank closer to the side of the vessel. I
saw it turn on one side, its mouth open,
and heard the teeth snap as it darted at
me. It had missed me, but only for a
morjent. The sweep of its mighty tail
had thrown me forward. I saw it turn,
balance itself, and its tail quivered as it
darted at me again. There was no es
cape. It turned on its back as it swooped
dovn on me like a hawk on a sparrow.
The jaws opened, and the long, shining
teeth grated as they closed on my metal
It had me. I could feel its teeth
srriading on my copper breast-plate as it
tried to bite me in two, for fortunately
it had caught me just across the middle,
whare I was' best protected. Having
seized me it went tearing through the
water. I could feel it bound forward at
each stroke of its tail. Had it not been
for my copper helmet my head would
have been torn off by the rush through
the water. . I was perfectly conscious,
but somehow I felt no terror at all.
There was only a feeling of numbness. I
wondered how long it would be before
those teeth would crunch through, and
whether they would strike first into my
back or my breast. Then I thought ol
Maggie and the baby, and wondered
who would take care of them, and if she
would ever know what had become ol
me. All these thoughts passed through
my brain in an iifstant, but in that time
the connecting air-tube had been
snapped, and my head seemed to
burst with pressure, while the
monster's teeth kept crunching and
grinding away upon my harness. Then
I felt the cold water begin to pour in,
and hea)d the bubble, bubble, bubble, as
the air escaped into the creature's mouth.
I began to hear great guns and to see fire
works and rainbows ana sunshine and ad
kinds of pretty things, then I thought 1
was floating away on a rosy summer cloud,
dreaming to the sounds of sweet music.
Then all became blank. The shark
might have eaten me at his leisure and 1
never would have been the wiser. Im
agine my astonishment then, when I
opened my eyes on board this boat and
saw you fellows around me. Yes, sir, I
thought I was dead and ate up, sure.
Alfetto was found by his comrades a
few minutes after the snapping of the
line. He was picked up insensible, with
several holes punched in the metalic part
of his diving suit. Panama Herald.
It is said yellow dock, root or leaves,
steeped in vinegar, will cure the worst
case of ringworm.
Linseed poultice : Take four ounces of
powdered linseed and gradually sprinkle
lfc into a half pint of hot water.
When putting glycerine on chapped
hands first wash them thoroughly in
soap and water, and when not quite dry
.rub in the glycerine. Thi3 process will
be found much better than the old one.
To make a bread poultice take stale
bread crumbs, pour over them boiling
water and boil till soft, stirring well;
take from the fire and gradually stir in a
little glycerine or sweet oil, so as to ren
der the poultice pliable when applied.
Oil of wintergreen, mixed with an
equal quantity of olive oil, when applied
externally to inflamed joints affected by
acute rheumatism, is maintained to be,
on high therapeutic authority, a means of
instant relief from pain. At any rate, its
introduction to the sick chamber is un
objectionable, if only for the agreeable
odor it imparts to the atmosphere.
li you have great talents industry will
improve them; if moderate abilities in
dustry will supply their deficiency.
Nothing is denied to well directed labor.
Nothing is ever to be attained without it.
Massachusetts has 80,000 more women
A grain of strychnine will embitter
300,000 grains of water. "
In winding up the clock in the tower
of Trinity church, New York city, the
Drank or handle has to be turned round
A painting of the Lord's Supper made
by a French artist of the revolutionary
period represents the table as ornamented
by a tumbler filled with cigar lighters.
The name of Agate is derived from
the river Achates, in Sicily, near which
these stones were found in abundance by
the ancients. They are now found in
Scotland, Saxony, and Hungary; and are
ilso brought from China and the East
The thimble was originally called
" thumb-bell," . because it was worn oa
the thumb, as sailors still wear their
thimbles. Though first made in Eng
land, in 1695, thimbles appear to have
oeen known to the Romans, as some
were found at Herculaneum.
From the army and navy diet scales of
France and England, which, of course,
ire based upon the recognized necessities
of large numbers of men in active life, it
is inferred that about two and one-fourth
pounds avoirdupois of dry food per day
are required for each individual. Of
this amount three-fourths are vegetable
and the rest animal.' At the close of an
entire year the amount is upward of 800
The Norwegian shoe, or skee runner,
is used in Colorado for long journeys
over glassy snow, or when going up or
down a steep mountain. Every one has
a pair of those ungainly shoes men,
women and children. Those who have
mastered the art of snowshoeing can go
very rapidly on them. There is a Nor
wegian there who is willing to wager
that he can travel fifty miles across the
country in ten hours, but that is much
faster than the majority of skee runners.
In this country a city is a municipality,
having a local government and a mayor
as an executive; a town is a municipality
comprising one or more villages. In
England, however, a city is usually a
corporate town, which is a bishop's see,
and has a cathedral church; a town is an
assemblage of houses, usually having a
market, or a subdivision of a county. In
early times the word town was applied
only to such a collection of buildings as
was surrounded by a wall. A village is
the same in England as in this country.
The larvae of butterflies and moths
are called caterpillars; those of beetles,
grubs; those of flies, maggots, and those
of mosquitoes, wigglers. The term
larva, pupa and imago are relative only.
While the grub and caterpillar are quite
different from the pupa, the bee state is
reached by a very gradual change of
form, so that it is difficult to say where
the pupa ends and the imago ends. In
fact, a large number of insects reach ma
turity through an indefinite number of
slight changes. The humble-bee molts
at least ten times before arriving at the
Be deaf to the quarrelsome and dumb
to the inquisitive.
Do not be too generous with your
temper. Keep it.
Contact, with the world either breaks
'The world is a comedy to those who
think, a tragedy to those who feel.
Great things are not accomplished by
idle dreams but by years of patient .
A thorough scholar carries a key with
which to unlock every door in the man
sion of knowledge.
The mistakes of women result almost
always from her faith in the good and
cr confidence in truth.
Experience shows that success is due
less to ability than to zeal. The winner
is he who gives himself to his work,
body and soul.
To tell our own secrets is generally
folly, but that folly is without guilt; to
communicate those with which we are
intrusted is always treachery, and treach
erv for the most part combined with
True repentance consists in the heart
being broken for sin and broken from
sin. Some often repent, yet never re
form ; they resemble a man traveling in
a dangerous path, who frequently starts
and stops, but never turns aside.
Italian Air Made to Order.
A very remarkable discovery is report
ed on the authority of a fellow of the
Royal Meteorological society, to which
the attention both of the faculty and of
the society cannot be too speedily direct
ed. Dr. Carter Moffat, cousin of the late
Dr. Robert Moffat, claims to have in
vented, after nine years' study, an instru
ment known as the ammoniaphone, which
contains an absorbent material saturated
with peroxide of hydrogen combined with
condensed ammonia and other ingredi
ents, through which a current of air is
drawn into the lungs. This is said to be
in reality a highly concentrated artificial
Italianized air, in an extremely portable
condition. Dr. Carter Moffat's voice was
originally very weak, harsh, and destitute
of intonation. By the use of the ammo
niaphone it has now become a pure tenor
of extraordinary range. He noticed that
after experimenting on himself for only
fourteen days an expansion of the chest
took place to the extent of over half an
inch, with a feeling of increased lung
space and power of voice, which has since
been maintained. Experiments have been
made upon choirs in Scotland, with ex
traordinary results. As there are a good
many choirs in England, to say nothing
of the opera companies, which stand in
great need of improvement, the ammonia
phone is certain to be in great demand.
Pall Mall Gazette.