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The Home Department.
The Rlyer of Time.
Oh! a wonderful stroara Is tho Rlvor
As it runs through tho realm of
.With a faultless rhythm and a musicul
And a broader sweep and a surgo
As It blonds In tho Ocean of Tears.
How tho wlntors aro drifting like
flakes of tho snow
All tho summor llko birds between,
And tho years in tho shoaf, how thoy
como and go
On tho river's breast, with its ebb
and its flow
As it glides into shadow and sheen,
Thero's a magical islo up the River
Whore tho softest of airs are play
There's a cloudless sky and a tropical
'And a song as sweet as a vesper chime,
And tho Junes with tho roses aro
And tho name of this Islo is tho "Long
And wo bury our treasures there;
There aro boams of boauty and boBoms
Thoro aro heaps of dust oh! Wo lovo
There aro trinkets, and tresses of
There avo fragments of songs that no
Thoro aro parts of an infant's prayer,
There's a lute unswept and a harp
There aro broken beads and pieces of
And tho garments that she used to
Oh! remembered for aye be that
All tho day of our life until night;
And when evening grows with its
And our eyes aro closed in slumber
May tho homo of our souls be in
Benjamin Frankjin Taylor.
The man on the stage who does the
trick of escaping from firmly tied ropes,
submits to the bonds with a smile. He
knows he can get out of the ropes that
are being knotted. Put the same man in
the" woods and let Indian captors bind
linn to a tree for torture and he would
struggle to the last against the bonds.
When the stomach is diseased there
are bonds being woven every hour about
the organs dependent on the stomach
heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, etc. The
folly of mankind is to passively submit
to the fastening of these bonds with no
effort to escape until the pain thev cause
arouses fear. J
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
cures diseases of the stomach and other
organs of digestion and nutrition. It
cures diseases of heart, liver, lungs, kid
neys and other organs, wlien these dis
eases, as is often the case, have their
ongin in the diseased stomach.
JennAiRa. of & mas? Tucke -Co W "vn n
94. ' "Was bothered with kidney trouto rf
xuy whole system was out of orde? hnd S
- .,.. UiCV ana lccl 1Utc m
tl1?r;inPierCie'8 ?Ieasat Pellets cleanse
the closed fiV8tem from iniDurities.
A Mother's Influence.
In a lecture once delivered by Dr.
J. H. Vincent, he remarked that while
it is often said tho character of a per
son Is almost entirely formed be
tween the ages of fifteen and twenty,
there was another fact often over
looked; that what character will bo
depends very largely on- what influ
ences havo surrounded tho child from
Ave to fifteen years of age.
If such is the case, and I firmly be
lieve it is, what a responsjbilty rests
upon tho mothors of our land! If
each one realized how far-reaching
their influence is In forming the char
acter of their child a greater responsi
bility would often be felt.
And yet how many mothers foolish
lyyes, wickedly, deceive their chil
dren to enforce obedience?
I once knew a bright little fellow of
three summers who was pitifully
afraid in tho dark. One evening when
,1 was present, for some trifling misde
meanor he was put to bed, and the lamp
taken out of the room. His little heart
was filled with fear, and sob after sob
came to our ears, until the mother
Anally said: "Clark, if you do not
keep still and go to sleep,, the black
man will get you." Bravely the, dear
child tried to obey, but faintly I heard
the smothered sobs under the bed
clothes, until ho fell asleep from sheer
O, how I longed to fold him in my
arms and tell him of the kind Father
who watched over him in the dark
night, as well as in the day.
A little incident was once told by
a lady who had been walking on the
street with a friend. They met a lady
accompanied by a little child just old
oough to toddle along! 'Just as they
wore passing, tho little ono took a no
tion to pull off his cap and throw It
down on the sidewalk, resisting all the
attempts of his mother to put it on
hta linnl .
Finally she said: "PntIt on," put It
on, or the Jack will get you." Tho
little one obeyed at once, Beemlngly
having heard of this "something" be
fore After they had passed along the lady
gave vent to her indignation that any
one should govern a child by such
means, when, to her surprise, her
friend remarked: "Oh, you havo to
tell thom such things sometimes, to
make them mind. I tell Willie the
rag-man will get him."
What an influence surrounds such
children. In time thoy will come to
know they havo been deceived, and, as
they grow older they will not believe
what is told them by their mother in
regard to forbidden paths or pleasures;
and, as a consequence, many a mother
heart has been made to ache alas,
when it was too late to Temedy the
Another little incident that I once
witnessed, comes to my mind. I was
visiting a lady whose husband was
absent from home. A little daughter
of twelve years walked the floor with
a fretful babe while her mother was
getting tea. When the meal was ready
and the mother went to take the babe,
the dear girl said: "I will tend him
while you eat, mother, you will enjoy
your visit so much more." The mother
replied: "No, dear, I will take him
now, and you will please take papa's
place." ' Without a word of remon
strance the babe was put into the
mother's arms, and she took her placo
at tho table. Bowing her head she
reverently asked God's blessing on the
food before them, then waited on the
table with a grace that would have
done credit to a much older, person.
It was plain to be seen that this was
no "company manners" put on for
the occasion. I could not help but
think of the beautiful home influ
ence under which she was developing
into lovely maidenhood. Would that
we had more such homes and more
such mothers. Jennie M. Willson, in
Farm, Field and Fireside.
The fact is, to grow plants well, one
must havo a real lovo for them. Hav
ing that love, we seem to know, in
stinctively, what tho flowers expect
and demand of us that is, to a con
siderable extent. Many things about
floriculture are only to be found out
by practical, personal experience. But
the love of flowers makes us con
scious of their common needs, and that
love makes it impossible for us o
'neglect them. Such a love may be nat
ural or acquired. I havo known cases
where persons began to crow flown
without caring much about them, out
in a short time they become enthus
iastic floriculturists. Unless,, the at
tempt at flower growing develops a
love of this kind where it is lacking at
the outset, the chances of utter failure
are as ninety-nine to a hundred. I
don't know that the flowers have a
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sense which enables them to recognize
those who love them for their own
sweet sakes, but I believe they havo,
and I believe that, unless they carf
arouse a feeling that in time may groWtJ
into friendship for them, they willrj
refuse to respond to every effort the-i
owner puts forth. Eben E. Rexfordi?r
in Home and Flowers.
Have you ever
On your travels
Through the' queer, uncertain south$
Green persimmon , cfftS
Make a sortie on your mouth? ' "Kty.
Frank H. Sweet. ffi:
Do not think of your faults; still
less of others' faults; in every person
who comes near you, look for what is
good and strong; honor that; rejoice
in it; and as you can try to imitate i
and your faults will drop off like dead .
leaves, when their time comes. Rua-kin.
tnTBJiveiconteht with sma11 means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury
and refinement ratner than fashion; to
be worthy not respectable, and wealthy
tSic' it0 stu.dy, hard' think wMiy.
talk gently, act frankly, to listen to
stars and birds, to babes and sages
JahJT h?n; t0 bear a11 cneeSyl
do all bravely, await occasions hurry
SSSK? a WOrd' t0 let the spiritual
unbidden i and unconscious, grow un
through the common. This is toTe m
symphony.-Wm. Henry Channing. '
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