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TJirrtUihrfVci (I of Vein, uti n miyftl
rin iiilo nf inv inn iMiiH liiirrktillvwccplntr.
TlU It ri'iielicfl Unit curious wheel ' the litfiiut,
Tho lititiinii hiMiit, which Is iinvortiitlrveW
Punter, finder, It crle, iiml, leaping,
I'luiiKliiif, 1 1 1 1 1 1 f i vr. HjiceilriKf nMi.(v , ,'
Tho wh ol mill tlit rlnr work nlliUyid dnj .,
1 know not wherefore, I know jipt yhltlu;r, . ,
TlitNHtr:tiiK ti'l ' riiilip.wltit'ti,li mini force;1
Jl kuuus on miner, u vii'ii-a ui umuwi, l .. (t
over Mild OVCl" Hie Mi'ienninn i-'Mirse,
Willi inner iiiiiiUlptiiud.nvveriiisnilrcoj if
.And. IrtxlilnK- frfeolf fo the licnt or iimlni,
It whli Js tho hcurt lu unll-wlicl liwlilon.
I ;nu hour In tin) hush ol' IM'i JIJ11, rtllLnlfcht
TIirtMiiHelcs ti li nt ol Unit niiKluy river;
J can hour II i iihIiIiik. punt lour, Kii-hiiiy,
Willi it wild, delirious, nliMiiro(lellhl,
j tll II COIlHClollS l'(IU 111 ill HOIIHO Of might,
Ah t hurries mid wnrrlo.iny honrt forpv.fr. L
And I wonder ort, im I lie uwnku , r
And list to tho rJvcr tlmt'flilltliQ. tunl lilrgos
Over tint whqel Unit it ulililt-ft nnd urKOH
1 wonilorolt If tho whuol Will lih'iili
AVIllitlinniifhty (iii'Hsiiki It bi'iirs boiiio tiny,
Or Hlowly nnd wearily wear iiwnyi j : A
Tor llttlo by little the heart fi wculntr,
J, Ike 111" wheel o' the mill, us tlnfilldu koo
tejultijf ; .
And lfluniflnirhuirliidiy fbi-rmli thp brqudt ;
In a network of volnS qii i niiinolp.&iiiot)t, t
fj'com nnd rorili'Uiitoiinknown.occiiii", j
llrlinrlmr Its enrKtict of llerce emotions, ,
Willi nover a iniuse, or an hour lor rest.
I'AUl Whcelcv, (M ("litrtiuo TrtbuMi
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huvd 'RnJiliCr-ono "JftlHn llttlo nui
sances in tlui houso again; "for vluit(
good aro thoy. anyway?" .Mrs; Blinks',
asked in nn indisoriiinrialo wnv. ns she
gazed in succession nt tho rockinffvtlljtiU'Ji
tliol'iciieh cIock una tho "doil iJlOiS
Our lloino" inotto ojcr tho hull Moor.
As no reply whs vouchsafed from any
ono of tliosoi hIioiWoiiI on; Jfi you'ro
going to havo u dog, you want n dog
tliatTs adog, and not a plaything."
Mrs. ltliiiKS had read of tho watch
dog's honest; bark, and numberless nar
ratives, wherein the wutoh-dog aforesaid
was the hero, and the thief and murder
er the victim, and by eonsequenco if
there was ono thing more than another
that Mrs. Hlinks had set her mind upon
having it was "a dog that was a dog,"
as she so happily and lucidly expressed it.
So much had she said about this thing
that ltlinks, one of the most devoted ol
husbands, could not litul it in his hoartto
discourage, much less to thwnrt her ar
dent longing. It was some time, how
ever, ore ho could iiml just the dog that
fame tin to the ideal of what a dog
should tie. Finally ho honrtl throuirh a
friend of a dog up country somewhere
which Boomed to 1111 tho bill to a nicety,
and negotiations were at onco entered
into which resulted in tho animal's be
ing forwarded by express.
The day for tho canlno's arrival was
looked forward to with joy and Impa
tience, and when (ho day, which seemed
so long coming, did come at last, Minks
hurried down to tho express olllce, with
many a promiso to his eager spouso that
ho would bo back just as quickly as ho
When ltlinks cot within a quartor-
mllo of his destination, a noise reached
his ours such us hud never reached them
boforo. It sounded llko tho croaking of
n, legion of frogs, each with a very bud
cold. It whs not until ho got a glimpse
of a dry-goods box and a vioious-Tooking
noso protruding through tho slutted s do
that ho could so much as guoss what
whs the cause of it all.
It was tho dog. Blinks looked at his
property in tho dry-goods box. Jlo
.didn't go very near it. Possibly ho felt
it would bo rudo to guzo at short range,
uiion an imnrisonod fellow creutum.
'iho animal was a cross botweon tho bull
and the mastiff, and cross us both put
together. To say tlihtho was possessed
of an am'uiblo countenance would bo tho
J'rossoat llattory. II is pnson-h"iiso was
itterod with shreds of coat-tails, trous
ers, etc., formerly .part of the ruiiuout
k of tho trainmen, which ho hud sampled
from time to timo during his trip, as
opportunity afl'orded, iqid ho lookud as1
though ho would llko very much to add
to the collection.
Blinks was in i quandary. Ho stood
oll'aml eoaxingly remarked to tho dog
that ho was u nice follow; but the ani
mal did not appear to take tho compli
ment in the fiuirit that was intended,
but repeatedly knocked the muzzle
; aguint t.10 burs of his eairo in a most
ferocious manner, awakening the livllest
fears In BliukVblQast hnvst one of those
slats should suddenly give away.
Blinks, therefore, retreated 'in good
order and sot about bribing somebody
to take his treasure homo. He tinally
found an expressman whoso needs were
greater thau 'lis fears, and after much
labor and tho loss of somo skin and
much, blood, thq man j succeeded in
gqttlng tho ideal dog into his, wagon.
Excepting the frog opera which thouni-
mill indulged in, with an occasional in
termission which was devoted lo testing
tho stronutli of his mison bars, tho
io Blink's houso ww, doyqid of
Tho wagoner unloaded his living ami
lively freight' at Blinks', .iuifCwfth tho
Joisqf si I'einprevsipiavofiujlfMstcuti-
ing," slio remarked, oxf ending hor ham
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to pat his head through, the burs. She
uhi iimi n low jiini more 01 moon, mo veiiwvp 01 sicep-walUiii"', If. ytju' can
box and tbo dog were safely landed on ' not procure au mosquitoes 'make' shift
Blinks' piazza. I Willi an Klevut'e I railroad or scatter a
Mrs. Blinks was, of course, delighted M,rW erAokeijQriilnbs iu?Tur liqd. Au
nt tho noble beast "So gcntlo-look- I olhorlilun whicli'Ls sonlotiimw n,...JU.
din not curry out nor intention, bowuv- you attempt to moo out of bed ,ou will
er. Thoro was something in the glaro id o'leo Iomi your balance and lie pre
of that "goutlo-looking'1 dog's eves clpitated to t'ho lloor of vourapuriiuent
and glistening leoin that maun hor
ciuingo nor miiui. so sue stopped duck
several paces, and admired him from
a bjifor dlsf auco. ,
Tho Blinkses congratulated ouch other
povoral times upon the jiUflUbjiliyJi '
such a treaiuro. Of i&ourTiiThelwiis a
llttlo frightened now it tiki not occur
imniMfiuiii mnM.m iimniujjmjiiui.iiiuii.'m.'uajwariiiiim.UMmuj
lliut anybody olp ,w:4 fright-'
if if.-did neither' sunt liiiytfifug.
about itbut, Iio
would grow nociis-
loinM tb flioni in 11 little while.
would Ixtai docile as a kitten. mln the
ineniiltnus it was conoiuucuj
rifliltii lust hi nrosont.MiTi
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to remain on the piazy.itifi lifHtlry-'i
"kn film Kit 1mvm(l flonin mnm.
dnnk through tho hole in tho top of tjio
box, taking care to shut down the cover
ns quickly us poK.s1bhMiftlrt having done
po, , Ulujks mini ,fioju.ut,lh;Mo afterward
lhat tfie uiumul ate a. whole tpmrter of
'l!e'f tlntf lirsCiilglfti'liut this was, ol
c'ourie,1' osfifgjJclTitioii born of disaj)
Iii,tliq course of u week of altcrnato
stuillng and starving, the dog began to
MeogiMo tliifHliiikfiiwhllrlrf friends and
prolectdrs, ahd rihAwing Sthinistiiktiblu
signs of contrition for his previous un
grateful conduct, and a desire to concil
iate, lie was finally roleasofl frpni du
rance vile and allowed to roam jibout
ftluvlilinks tloinhihvat hiS own sweylwill.
Milt 1111110111:11 no iiua.oniorod iiuo so-
eialcornJ)!fct vith tlio'lJIInkses. Towsor
(fpp fiitcii was his title) showed iio dis
position to widen his circle of (Fiends.
J ho firit)(inoriiingtiifter his rMeasoj the
milkman wui Keen runnlng.lrunlTculIy
ni!nr I'l'mi (tin timlkft U'it h Irivn idnlliimr
mind.horrilied visage, while Towser was
jieenng at linn over the hignnce,
boujing his frqgj qporu' as wolltis a
noithful of eoat-litil would iiermiyiini.
Tho. milkman did not uomuaruin, and
ho'hud.HpiKirontly told hismisud
to all the milk-dealing milorn
not one of them could be induced to
Come, within jtwiJiity rods of the'lJiiuks
residence, lint this was not all. Tho
butcher, tho baker, tho eandlestiek-
"hiakor, and even tho grocer, ono. and
till, suddenly ceased thou calls for or
ders, and as it was a good milcuto the
nearest store; tJiojHlinksta were iii dan
ger of starvation in tho midst of plenty;
lor Blinks was in the city all day, and
Airs. 13. was a very poor walker. As
Hlinks trudged back from the village of
an evening, heavily laden with family
.supplies, he more than once halt
wished that Towser wasn't quite such
1111 ideal dog, after till.
Hut with all these discouragements,
that dog gave tho Hlinksos a topio for
convers'ition that was never dull nor
uninteresting. On tho contrary, it was
quite thrilling and always possessed
something novel. Ono evening Mrs. R
hud to toll how Towser broke through
tho fenco and killed neighbor Jones's
pot pussy; the next day his exploit con
sisted in making mutton of a stray
sheep, and tho day following was marked
with the death of a goat or the maim
ing of a cow.
And so it went on. until not a resi
dent of the town was on speaking tonus
with the Ulinkses. Visitinir thorn was,
of course, loig ago out of the question.
Suits at law began to ilow in, and bo
fore a mouth had passed, bankruptcy
begun to stare poor Blinks almost out
It was clear that this stato of tilings
could not go on much longer. Blinks
begun to liguro up tho cost of keening
un ideal dog. In the Hrst place there
was what tho animal ale, at tho current
rales about live dollars u week; then
there was the work of doing one's own
marketing and being one's own truck
horse, tlio loss of all friends, and
finally tho lawsuits. Again Blinks
wished, this time quite heartily, that
Towsor wasn't quite such an ideal dog.
The climax came at last, tho turning
point in Tows-er's career. Not content
willi cats and gouts and such sni'ill
game, he had the hardihood to attack
the cooil minister, who (Wsuved to cll
on Iho Blinkses in the performance Of
1 his immoral duties. Parson Brown lil'tu 1
M lie latch and got nearly half-way insiito
tho gate, when thoro was a cataclysm
The ground was covered with ''dust ami
ciorgyman and dog and blood and
shreds of clothing, all mixed togother
in themost inextricable confusion.
It took Blinks and Mrs, Blinks and
three pounds of beefsteak lo withdraw
Towser from tho combination, and
much time and nursing and a good bit
of Blinks' money to bring the parson
and his raiment into anything near tho
condition thin were before his interview
with that ideal dog.
This was tho straw which broke tho
oaiuul's buck, or rather the ovont which
drovo Tower from his now homo.
Blinks Marled oil' tho very nest morn
ing after Towsor' s ministerial exploit,
and did not rest until ho found a man
who could be hired to take tho ;dog
away. He did nol usk the man to buy
Iho ideal dog. Ho did not give tho
animal away; but ho paid a handsome
Dunns tor the accommodation. And ho
made no conditions us to what should,
become of his ideal dog. Ho merely
said: "Take him uway-jiiuiywhprq, any
where: only take him Invayl"
The Blinkses have never kept a dog
since, not oven "a dog that is a dog;"
and if you want to make Blinks teuruiir
mad, all you huvoirot to do is to ask him
thor dog yet Jion-
t...... ,,( ivjiii. iwunii nuci
by means ot a coarse towel, mi thai if
fill IS til llillll Vitlll. I..IN I...., I.. . I.
, HV" ' Uiininiinui rowmimunds tho.
miiniu,ioeijuivut,uii hiiliiU ixl uoring.
, His reason being that tlio more houndfy
one ultmps tho more loudly ho will snore.
and therefore the nioio he will wake
' himself up in timo lo stay in bed when
1 tho impulse to walk conios upon him.
I -V. lr. (Iruhhio.
iM.ifiwu& a tf j:i)UCATioiu,.
'lhwVirinfl'nrAm'otm'i claims t hat
It is as easy (0 maintain a large congre
gation in.t'ho cities in tho summer as in
the ,wii)lor(1 provided. tli'C sov ices aro
kon,t up to the standard.
Tho Bishop of Hong Kong says ho
has been repeatedly stopped while
preaching, and aketl if ho is not an
Englishman, nnd if his is not the coun
try that s'ohih' opium to China? And
when J10 admits tho fact, tho' tell him
U) go back and stop the opium, ami
then they will talk about Christianity.
'J'h&pUvrior. . , , , J( t .
Tho ilnjdU Weekly says: "It should
make Christians blush to know that tho
bees in this .qountry do much more in
making honoy tliaii tho churches of all
denominations in raising.monoyfor mis
sions. The value of the honey crop ex
ceeds 3a,000,0U0 annually, while con
tributions for foroign missions amount
to less than S-'.oOD.UOO."
The membership of the five largest
Presbyterian churches in the country
are tfivon as follows: Dr. Talmugo's
Tiiborimcln Church, Brooklyn, 2,471
members; Di'. Cuyler's Lafa cite Avenue
Church, 1,701; Dr. KittrodgO'i Third
Church, Chicago, bus l,7oT; Dr. Hall's
Fifth Avenue Church, New York, 1,7:10,
and Dr. Crosbys church, 1.U81. N. Y.
Kentucky has twenty universities
and colleges,, seven schools of medicine,
six theological schools, two law schools,
and oilo agricultural and mechanical
college, with several hundred grammar
schools, academics and colleges, each
holding a high standard of education,
With all these means of secondary edu
cation, lior primary schools are con
fessedly poor. There aro L'50,0Q0 illiter
ates in "the State. N. Y. Sun.
The Welsh Presbyterian Synod of
Wisconsin hold its lirst businoss"sossion
ut Chicago. The synod has forty-five
minislors. l.'Jfr eiders, .'J,-l50 full mem
bers in its several churches, and 1,718
probationers. The question of forming
a new synod of tho churcho in Mis
souri, KniiMis, Iowa nnd Nebraska was
discussed, and decided in favor of tho
proposed change. The success of mis
sionary work in Nebraska, Kansas and
Missouri was reported as beyond all ex
pectations, but there was still room
for more workers.
An Englishwoman's Eccentric Will..
Ono of tho most eccentric wills of
modern times has just been quietly set
aside by Vicc-Chauccl lor Bacon in tho
Chancery Division of tho High Court of
Justice. The document in question was
executed in May, 18GB, by a Mrs. Anno
Burdottc, of Gilmorton, in Leicester
shire, and her leading testamentary dis
positions were made in a codicil, which
directed certain appointed trustees, im
mediately after her funeral, to cause the
windows and doors of ovoryroomin hor
dwelling houso to bo bricked up in a
solid manner, ami to continue the brick
ing up for twenty years.
The kitchen only was to remain un
sealed, nnd in this apartment somo re
spectable married couple were to bo in
stalled at a peppercorn rent of ono half
penny per week, thoir duty being to
take cure of tho promises, and. in par
ticular, to see that no attempts were
made to raise the brick blockade of the
doors and windows. In order that her
directions should bo carried out to the
letter, certain benefits under the will
weio given to tho trustees, which bene
fits they wore to forfeit if the house
ceased to be in a strictly bricked-up and
By another codicil the testatrix direct
ed that the windows should bo boarded
up and nailed with good long nails,
bent down on the inside, and then cov
ered up with shoot iron and tin. Of the
property thus hermetically sealed up
no ollcctual devise wis made. Tliia
extraordinary probate was eventually
Then tho parties who wore dissatisfied
look the case into tho Chancery, and no
fewer than eight council learned in tho
law appeared before the Vico-Chancel-lor
on Wednesday, Aug. -', those who
supported tho validity of tho devise
quoting Pope's well-known lines, in
which the poet says that at testator may
" endow ii college or a eat," aiid seok
ing to draw therefrom the inference
thutj Mrs. Burdotto was entitled to dis
pose of hor own precisely us she liked,
ovon though her testamentary inunc
tions were of tho most c;iprieiou-lt gro
tesque nature. Sir James Bacon, how
ever, very cogently pointed out that in
tho eao boforo him, Iho teMalor had en
dowed ncithora cat nor a college: And ho
directed the truMces to unseal and re
leiiso all this hitherto ,u(?le3 property,
which must b" distributed as the undis
posed residue of real aiuf personal es
tate. Loudon 'J'clcyrupti.
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A rrotrurteil' Bankruptcy Case.
.lust before his death,
Commoivlal ( ouuelllor
i-'cbiirl, ot hiu-
book, lic'o'inio a bankrupt, and tho
"Hoyal Cront-Brituuio Electoral Brums-wickiun-Luuchiirgifch
Chancery of .lust
ico" in Hanover published an ollicuil
iiunouuiifuiuint thai his. eMate wotthl
undergo lUuidaon, iiij iduO' coiue.
That solemn process is now about to be
eoinpliUed 0 the Second district court
at (ioi'ttingo'n, which informs iho Cor
man public b advortisoiiient in the lo
,eal puiiei't, that tho heirs of Councillor
SelmiTb creditors will do well to prefer
their chums to his , etatoinusnnieh as
Iho assets thereof iimoilntXtplMniQtlii,'
,0y0 miinks. This Bum the iiourt holds
at tho dispoit;on of the estate's credit
ors. II not elalmeil by their lawfti'
reprosontutlves boforo a giou date.
howuvm'.Jt, will lupstotho Pruslan
oiliitqui'r, which has sueceded to the
rights and prerogatives formerly on
joyed by iho Crown of Hanover.
1- y t
H7VPT WOULD Sill) 1)0 7
Oh. I'll lllm in hn n lilnlln III 11 Iran.
JiiHtto slntr my pretty poiiks ho lull or kIoc,
Just to HWltitf mid swliitf tipnii the iniiplu
With n cunning llltlo blrtl's-iicst for my house,
Oh, I'll llko to lio a Httilrrul on 11 will,
With tour nlmbltt llttlo fi-ft Unit wouldn't lot
Jiitlo uhlt-ehnt. ohlt-i'luit, chatter nil the tiny,
While 1 lild my lltllo ylntur's More uwny.
nut Ilin blrctles fly uwhy whon winter conies;
A nil tlio f nulrrols scok tliolr cdy little liomes.
And IT J weio bird or s'iilrrol tell me Inn'
Wlmt do you tlilntt my dour innlntnii would do?
Ada Carlctwi in Youth's ComjMntim.
Ono day my cousin entered tlio room,
with what I thought was a rat; then,
looking closor,rI saw it was longer and
not so round 'as a rat, arid it had a heavy
tail; ,lhoiil thought it was a little bear,
but where did ho got such a small mite
of a bcavP How could ho bring it in his
arms? lie put it in my lap. "Ihavo
brought you a pot," said ho. "It is
not a bear or a rat: it is a tamed mon-
is a native of Africa.
and lives on ants and other insects. Its
tongue is long, narrow And pointed,
and covered with a sticky substance. It
runs its toiiguo down into tho ant-hills,
and the ant3 stick to it, and' the mon
gous draws It back into its mouth like
a Hash, then running It out again and
again until its hunger is satisfied.
.Jenny Ring, thivtwas tlio name of tho
mongous, came lo livn with me. At
first,' I was a little afraid of hpr, but us
long as sho lived she never bit
any one. I think sho was tho
most loving llttlo animal. Sho
would lick your hand like a (log,
When you sat down sho Would jump on
your hip, and try; in lior dumb way, to
show how much sho loved you. When
you said that was enough sho would
crawl up onto your shoulder, sit thoro
looking very wise, and trying to under
stand all that was said.
Jenny loved company. When the
door-boll rang, it did not matter whether
she was asleep or whore sho was, she
would run and sit on tlio stairs and
wait until tho door was opened. If it
was any ono sho know, sho would roll
herself up in a ball, roll down stairs,
coming with a thump to the bottom,
clucking gleefully. The only noise sho
mudo was to cluck liko a hen.
One day a lady culled that had not
hoard of my pet, and, when she saw
Jenny sitting on the stairs, gave a
scream, and said; "There is a rat."
When Jenny followed 1110 down stairs
she jumped on a chair, holding up her
skirts, screaming: "Take away that
rat, it will bite." Though 1 told her
Jenny would not do her any harm, sho
did not boliovo it.
Another time I heard Jenny King
making a great noise. 1 went to see
what was tho matter, and found Jenny
hud cornered the cat, and there was a
little fight going on. Jenny was coming
out tlio victor, and would have killed
poor pussy if 1 had not come to tho res
cue. 1 supposo the cat saw Jenny King
anil thought, "Now, there is a nice
largo rat," and sprung upon Jenny, to
tint! out, as she did afterward, that she
did not have a rat, but somotliing else.
After thai', all tlio cats in the neighbor
hood kept out of the way of Jenny,
and only when they were really hungry
would they come to tho house, and, if
Jenny was' seen or hoard, they would
run and hide.
1 had a collar and chain mado for
Jenny, and one day when she was out
willi 1110 I missed' hor, and found she
had slipped tho collar over hor head
and ran away. On looking, 1 saw tlio
people going to tho oilier side of tho
street, and soon guessed the euuso, and
so 1 walked back and culled Jenny. As
soon as she hoard mo cull, she turned
around, seeing mo, and being frightened
ut so many strange people, she ran buck
to mo, and was not contented until I
took her up in my arms. Sho acted
liko a frightened ejiild, but 1 soon
soothed her, and she sottlod in my
arms and wont to sleep.
Jenny King was very fond of eggs,
and would steal them if they were not
given hor. Sho always craokod thorn
herself. She would take an egg in her
front paws, then back up against the
treo, swing; her paws front, then back
under her niud paws, cracking the egg,
then she would suck tho of;, and clean
it us clear as any person could.
Sometimes, when Jenny was naughty,
T would say: "Jenny, you are a bud
girl; go in tho corner until you are
good.' Then sho would go, always
wilh her face to the wall when she wii-.
there, a little while would cluck, but
never stir until I said: "Jenny, como
Jenny was very fond of playing tag,
and would always catch you, clucking
in great glee. Hor tricks wcro liko a
monkey; she would lie on her back as
if dead, and not move a muscle until
the piano whs plumed, and then sho
would start up, pick' up a littlo hat that
was made for her, shoulder a stick, and
march bivk and forth on her hind logs.
These, and many more tricks would sho
But 'Jenny King mot with a sail fate.
Sho used to love Jo lio in the sun and
bask herself, suddenly rising up heloro
people when disturbed. Ono day sho
was startled by one of the strange men
of tlio farm, and seeing what he thought
was a rat, he shot at I, and killed poor
Iviiny King. I heard a faint cluck, ami
know it was from Jenny. 1 found her
shot and trying to eon'ie'to me. Whon
she saw 1110 she gave a happy cluck and,
as I took her lmy arms., tried to lick
my handM lbu'iq g'ojk'b .tit littlo cluck,
looked up a me, ami olood her oi
and fell bJ' ilvad. .iwy . Wunkr,
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w-Mo.unl.llab. wo, wenU.lo,ohuroh, an1
iJiiu she saw a mouse. An course sho
Wutcd.lo fiutdh'himT An" slio 53lipped
out under my suck, whom I'd hid her
when ' wd Went to cHtimh, an' was out
of tho pew quicker 'n time.
Well, niy pa's a diekon, an' ho had a
correction box, an' he"wu3 a loimin1
over with tlio correction-box stretched
out hoN1 Fratlki6 ' Hill what sat in the
farthest corner could put in a Cent, an'
all the peoplo was givin cents, too, an'
ten oents.'tbo, aii' live cents, an' well,
ho was a-strctcliiu1 out the correction
box to Frankic, an' just then the mouse
ran uerosfc his feels an' Hub after him.
An' my papa lie gave a queer sort of a
cry an1 drops tho correction-box; an'
all the contsis fell on Iho lloor in
Frankio. Hill's pew an' an' my pa's
face went redder 'n red, an' his oars,
an' his neck, an'- lie turns 'round im'
sees ourBabscampcriii' nf tor the mouse,
an' lio started to go after her.
An' everybody on our side wasa-look-in'
at Bab. An' tho people ut the other
side that couldn't see Bab was lookin' ut
my pu. An' then they all looked at Mr.
Green that's the min'ster an' Mr.
Grcon lie was lookin' orful solemn.
An' the mouso run ncrost the raised
place covered with red carpet, whero
the minister sits; an' ho ran under his
chair an' Bab after him. An' all tho
dickens bad laid down their correction
boxes an' was go in' there, too not un
der his chair I don't mean, but up to the
raised place with red carpet.
An1 the mouse ho scampered to the
door that's ono side of where the min'
ster sits, an' lie couldn't got out, an'
there wasn't no hole for him. an' Bab
was after him lickoty split, an' an'
Well, ho coined buck an' ran into old
Miss Tromloy's pew, an' sho screamed
an' ran out. An' then there was a reg'
hir scrimmage, an' tlio dickens was all
mixed up, an' Bab was among thoir
foot, an' my pa ho stooped down an'
then ho camo down 'tween tho pows
with Bab in his arms an' his face was
orful. An' ho went out with Bab, an'
the other dickens wont for their boxes.
An' Mr. Green he'd dropped his
hank'chor an' he was orful long
uclciu it up. An then ho coughed an
lid his faco in his luink'cher an' ho
hhooked all over just like ho did when
my pa told that story about tho diekon
what put the wrong plaster 011 bis nose.
An' overybody was lnughin', but I
was cryin' 'euuso I didn't Know what
my pa would do to Bab or or inc.
An' Frankic Hill was pickiu' up cents
in his pow whon my pa coined back;
an' ho took 1110 by the arm, an' led 1110
out of the church, an' says, very stern;
An' our house is close by, so I went
all by myself, and my pa went back to
An' 1 don't know what camo of tho
mouso; but Jemima Jane says it's a
good thing my ma's away, an' I'll get
a proper correction when my pa gets
homo. Joy Vctrvjwnt, in Youtlvs Com
panion. Mother's Turn.
"It is mother's turn to bo taken care
Tho speaker was a winsomo young
girl, whoso bright eyes, fresh color and
winsomo looks told of light-hearted
happiness. Just out of school, she bud
tho air of culture, which is un added at
traction to a blitho young face. It was
mother's turn now. Did she know how
my heart wont out to her for her unsel
Too many mothers in thoir love of
their daughters entirely overlook the
idea that they themselves need recrea
tion. They do without all the easy,
pretty and charming things, and say
nothing about it; and the daughters do
not think thoro is any soll-donial in
volved. Jenny gets tlio now dross, and
mother wears the old one, turned up
side down and wrong side out. Lucy
goes on tho mountain trip and mother
stavs at homo and kojps houo.
JMinly is tired ot study and must lio
down in the afternoon; but
though her back aches, has no
such an indulgence.
Dour girls, take good cure of vour
mothers. Coax llioin to lot you roiiovo
t liein of somo of the harder duties, which
for years they have patiently done.
Peter Cooper's Charity.
A Now York correspondent of tlio
Boston Uazclle relates tin following
story about the venerable Pot or. Coop
er: Nearly every day ho drivos down to
his olllce, and stay's there for u few
hours. As ho conios out to his coupe
he is surrounded by a bevy of sood'y
lookiug men. Each in turn stops up to
him with a "Good day, Mr. Cooper,"
and an expectant look in his eye, and
just us regular, the benevolent old gen
tleman puts his hand in his pocket ami
gives him a piece of money ami a "Good
day to ou." "Why do'you let tlioo
people annoy you, Mr. Cooper?" asked
an impatient young man tho other day.
"Thoy don't annoy mo at all," said
tlio philanthropist. "Thoy aro old
friends of mine, poor follows. Many
of them have seen bettor days. They
don't want much just onoiigh for a
dinner or a lunch. When 1 am ready
to leave tho ollico I put a few dollars in
change in my pocket, and give it to
them when they speak to mo. Thoy ex
pect ll, you know, and I wouldn't liko
to disappoint them."
It is said of ,1 great many por&uns
wlio have no exterior excellence to boast
of that thoy are possessed of much in
ward beauty. It kindly nature would
so rearrange' her laws that such pooplo
could bo turned wrong sldo out life
would bo more nearly worlh living.
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