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Milk os nnrmllwnf niuin-
And n!?bt, with nil her stars, ns ono
lity tioinuge to her m)!i.
Tlie Min by lny. the tnoon lv night,
Stir c ury cense of sweet dellk'tt.
Throuah nil the lonjf. ncrce MimmiTdavs
Swift mcsH-inrer lime rim
To do. tlirmurh Nnturo's secret ways,
The Mriulnir or tint sun.
That dear October well may Pharo
"With all that live her dainty faro.
Into hrr Inp the ripo nuts fall,
With everj breeze that mlrs;
AH trees aud Miralis, or srrent or small,
Iteml low sm worshiper
With the rich rniitaco that they brinff
A Mholeycar"lKuntcous otTcrinir.
She bids the squirrel ko with haste.
And wither where ho will;
And, thriftlcs idlers, bids them tasto
Till all have had their 1111;
She feeds the blnls, that know no earo
With needs, dropped Idly everywhere.
She bends the orchard bough low down
I'or children, as they pa:
And fruits that topmost branches crown
She drops anions? the pnwi.
Where aire, bent low by weight of years,
May llud unliar:nel the Juicy t-phvrcs.
She Ecnds the count rymen to town,
Thnt city folks may know
Octolx-r's come, their feasts to crown
With all jrood things that Krow:
And all tho crowded htreets she HUs
W'ith odors of tho sweet-breathed hills.
She dips tho maples in a dye
of ntlnlxw pigments made.
And hantrs them on the hills to dry
lleforu tho colors fade:
And day by day tho marvel grows.
Till all the landscape burns and glows.
The Fmst-Klnjr, with his chilling breath.
She watches close, with care.
Lest (-onie dread Hfii.se or figu of death
Should make tho good desnair.
She bills the hopeless look and t-eo
Death changed to pleasing mystery.
O, dear October! well may I
Iiy pen or pencil down:
All Sense you more than satisfy.
And with Mich radiance crown
The di-tatit hills, they prophesy
Of hills unseen by human eye.
Sometimes, in dreams. I think I see,
.What longing eyes have sought In vain:
Eomethlngof what that laud must bo
That feels no sorrow, want nor pain.
These hills, beneath October skies,
Have caught the light of Paradise.
Ira E. Sherman A'. 1'. Independent.
"Konit Pork, Corned liter, Itnkrd FUli,
Vcnl Collet and Mutton Hush."
" 1 kemkmiikii the freshness nnd brightness
of every thing on tho llttlo tables the plates,
tho .nankins, tho gleaming half liottles of
wine. They served us with great cupsfcnc
an tail and tho sweetest rolls of bread and but
ter; then u delicate cutlet with unspeakable
gravy, and potatoes Mich potatoes." Their
I raiding Journey.
1 judge from the above extract 1113'
text for the present occasion that Mr.
Ilowells likes n good dinner well served.
I think every person who lives a toler
ably correct life does. " Eating,11 said
the noted but somber Whatsisname to
the equally celebrated but jolly Somc
oncorother, " is one of the lowest of
pleasures." "True," replied the lat
ter, "for it is the foundation of all
others." No one can admire grand
scenery or anything else and be hungry
at the same time. I speak as one in
authority, for I've been there. I don't
remember an' one who can do better
justice on paper to a good square
meal, than Charles Dickens. Those
who knew the great novelist say that
lie did equally well with knife and fork,
as with pen and ink. 1 once heard
Bronson Howard, the dramatist, tell of
a meal he destroyed in England. Mr.
Howard having a day to spare got on a
train. He didn't know where it was
going; the fact that it was leaving Lon
don was enough for him. At a little
station among the hills he left the cars
and took to the lields over the hills and
far away. It was a delightful autumn
day, with grass underneath crisp and
brown, and sky overhead blue and
white with llyiug ilecks of cloud, and a
breeze that had nothing to do but
wander over the hills and give ramblers
an appetite. Ily and by he came to a
wayside inn, low thatched and cozy,
one of the few that the departing stage
coach did not take away with it, and
here he rested and dined. It was ham
ami eggs. I cannot reproduce Mr.
Howard's glowing eulogy on that din
ner, but if a short-hand man had taken
it down it would have equaled anything
Dickens ever wrote.
I take my noontide meal at a Detroit
restaurant. There is no particular one
to which I am addicted. As meals are
given on the European plan the more
you eat the bigger the bill I am well
aware that if I bestowed my patronage
on one institution it would be speedily
cri.:hed; so 1" equalize the thing and
am gradually building up most of tho
restaurants in the eity-
Human nature comes out strong in a
kaurant. A hungry man is rarely
' ceremonious; if a man has anything of
a domineering spirit he will bully tho
-waiters, however much he suppresses
it in ordinary intercourse. When I see
a man polite to a waiter I know he is
cither a gentleman or is on his lirst
visit to a restaurant.
"Mr. Weeds," roars a man to
the proprietor, " why in thunder is it
that I never can have a table napkin?
Better get waiters that understand their
The jovial Mr. "Weeds hurriedly inter
views the waiter, who shows the irate
guest the white napkin folded neatly on
the white table cloth, where it escaped
the JiHflgry man's notice. The man
growls and'grumblcs for a while to try
and make his fellow-lunchcrs think he
don't know lie has made himself ridicu
lous. Sometimes the napkins arc not
brought still that fact does not justify
the massacre of the waiters.
"John," said a gentleman, quietlyand
sort of confidential like, to his waiter,
" Did 1 did I pay for my dinner last
" Why, yes sir; of course sir," heart
ily responded the waiter.
- "Then John," morcconfidently, with
a touch of appeal in tho tone, "couldn't
I have a napkin this time?"
The missing napkin was speedily
brought. I have a favorite formula that
I run off on the unprotected head of
scaur-ant man 1 meet.
When I sit like patience on a monu
ment waiting for my order, the proprie
tor gcncrallv comes up and, placing
,both knuckleTon the edge of the table,
"Anybody waning on you, snrr
" No, sir am doing the waiting."
Tliis o-enerallv had a very good ef
fect, till last "Wednesday the host re
" Oh, yes, I remember; you said that
two -weeks ago. ueen waiting ever
Lite lair weeK, wnen every
fahnrant had-inorc- ihan it could at-
rsUTio. I would have died of starva
tions were it not that there were so many
things to interest me. One young man,
evidently new to .restaurant life, sat
down at an oval table.
"Anyone taken your order, sir.'"'
- 2J0 bring me roast beet"
" Boast beef, sir? Yes, sir. How
Lyou have it done sir?"
"Done luakas quick as you can."
tone, rare or medium, sir?"
k Just as this waiter sailed down among
ke tables toward tlwrkitchen anotner
rou have, sirr
rare, reiieraieu. inv
iff the second waiter
was brosning on
water before the
3-r ? -. .
- "rT ' -
spread the fat
and I whispered
ought to tend to that
kc has been waiting quite
obliging waiter at once np-
ached him, apologized for the delay
-vcry bus you know what did ho
"Are you deaf?" asked the young
"Well no", fliri I hope not."
"Then listen for the last time: Boast
becfrnreP he said, with startling
distinctness of tone.
A few miuutes afterward I heard the
stentorian voice of the kitchen fiend
"Four roast beefs, rare."
Then the four waiters appeared, in
nocently enough, each with roast beef
for my young friend. " Excuse ric,"
said the lirst waiter. " took this gen
"I should think you did, took it four
times." said the victim. "Warned if
I'm going to take dinner where I'm
made fun of," and he shoved back his
chair and strode hotly out, leaving four
astonished waiter: with fourroast beefs,
A friend of mine objects to a certain
jystaurant because they shout out the
order so that every one knows just
what a person dines on.
"I'll take a spring chicken," says a
"Oxk .Spki.no," yells the waiter.
" One spring?'' cries some one further
"One spring," echoes another from
the dim recesses beyond.
"It takes three springs to catch a
chicken here," said a man at another
table. The rural visitor evidently
thought they kept chickens already
cooked, and he chafed at the long de
lay. When the waiter at last brought
in the smoking fowl be said crossly:
"A person would think 3011 had to
cook the chicken, you were so long of
"Cook it," said the waiter, "why,
bless you, boss, I had to chase dat
chicken free times round de back yard
will a pole 'fore I cotch it."
A little incident occurred one day
last week that impressed me very
much, and brought up some old recol
lections that are apt to lie dormant in
the busy, bustling life of a city. Only
one table w:ls vacant. A young man
with a young woman stopped hesitat
ingly atTtho wire door that led to thi
den of devouring humanity. Instantly
the proprietor opened the door, invited
them ip. and placed them at the vacant
table, where I had an excellent view of
them. The young man had a noble
face; clear-cut, self-reliant, and some
thing about it that seemed to inspire
confidence. The young lady had a
pale, sweet face a good face and
when she looked up truthfully at her
comrade with a smile that said: " As
thou dincst so shall I dine." I thought
she w:is his wife, but when she studied
over the bill of fare there w:is a resem
blance that made me think she might
bo Ills sister. When their waiter spread
the bounties before them, they
reverently bowed their heads, shaded
the eyes anil quietly offered up a silent
prayer. Among the hurrying to and
fro of waiters, the clash of dishes, the
rattle of knives and forks, the shouting
of orders, the clanking of money and
the hurly-burly of a bustling restaurant
anything devotional seemed utterly
incongruous. They evidently didn't
think so; if they gave the matter a
thought, they probably imagined that
each of its had said "Grace" before we
began our dinners. But we hadn't. It
seemed to me like a - breath from fields
and woods far away. It reminded me
that there are quiet, deep pools along
the river of life, where the rushing tide
of "advanced opinion causes not one
ripple. There is no doubt a great deal
of religion in the city although a
business man docs uot run across
enough of it to materially retard his
progress still I think that like good
milk, pure butter and fresh vegetables
(wo are dealing in restaurant similes),
tho real gilt-edged article comes from
the country. Luke Sharp, in Dctroi
People who are regulated by no sys
tern in living are a great nuisance to
their neighbors. They place no value
upon time; they seldom keep an ap
pointment. If you ask them to bo your
guests, the' rarely appear at the time
designated, and are quite sure not logo
when the day for their departure ar
rives; they are down late in the morn
ing, and sit up very late at night; arc
uncertain about their meals, intrude
upon your privacy at unseasonable
hours, and are sublimely indifferent to
the fact that they are a plague and a
nuisance to the whole household. These
haphazard people are also careless and
inconsiderate in other matters; keeping
everything in confusion, mislaying
book and papers, tucking things away
in odd places, where they cannot bo
found when they are most needed; mak
ing a chaos of the room which they
occupy; cracking the furniture, smash
ing bowls, soiling, the curtains and
carpet, and making all sorts of extra
work. And so far from feeling it neces
sary to apologize, these free aud easy
visitors rather pride themselves upon
their indifference to trifles, and profess
to despise "picayunish" folks. They
are, in fact, very careless in reference
to money matters, and delay paying
their just bills as long :is possible." All
in all, a man-who is throughly unsys
tematic in all his ways is a very dis
agreeable and troublesome member of
society much more so than others who
carry the matter of system to excess,
which is a very possible thing. There
is no virtue that may not be "run into
The" Teeth ot the Ancient Greeks.
Oxe of the most remarkable features
of the discovery of the baud of Thebans
who fell at Chajronea is that, according
to tho report, all tho teeth of each
member of the Sacred Band are sound
aud complete. Either these gallant
patriots were exceptionally lucky, or
the condition of teeth in old Greece was
enviably different from that of later
and more degenerate days. The
Romans were well acquainted with the
evils that attend on the possession of
teeth, and tad some considerable
knowledge of the use of gold in
counteracting these evils. If we re
member rightly, an exception to the
rule of not burying precious objects
with departed Romans was made in
favor of the gold that had been used
for stopping teeth. We moderns may
compare favorably with the Romans in
tho skill of our dentists, but we cannot
pretend to rival the defenders of Thebes
in their superiority to the necessity for
these gentlemen. Rare indeed are the
happy mortals of to-day who can truly
boast that their teeth are in the perfect
condition that nature intended, and
that the craft of the dentist has never
been employed upon. them. It would
be a difficult task to select from our
army, or any modern army, three hun
dred men with teeth as sound as those
of the Theban-warriors are reported to
be. London News.
The man who seeks one thing in life, and bui
May bopo to achievo It before life be done;
But ho who seeks all things wherever he goes
Only reaps from the hopes which around him
A harvest of barren regrets.
Biixfor repairing the clergyman's
fee for your second marriage.
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Time for TraavplaatlBff.
Soke of the agricultural paper arc
debating the question of spring or fall
planting of orchard trees as vigorously
as if it was up for the first time. And.
no doubt, every generation will require
to be freshly tola- if anybody can tell
which of these is best. A writer,
whose earnest and lengthy article is be
fore me, declares strouglv against fall
Clanting; and says that, although it may
e successfully performed, yet, in most
cases it is at the expense of at least a
year s growth. This I take to be mis
chievous doctrine, bad for all concern
edfor the trees, for their growers, for
the planter, anil for those who are to
have the fruit. The autumn is, in our
climate, by far the most convenient
time for planting; for the soil is dry and
warm, and thcra is time to do the work
well. In the spring, on the other hand,
the roads are bad. the soil is wet and
impracticable, and winter often lingers
so that summer weather comes all at
once. The planter is crowded with
other cares and labors of plowing, sow
ing, digging and dressing, and the trees
must share the risks of delay and dis
advantage with the rest. In both sea
sons early planting is the main essen
tial for (leciduotis trees. And undoubt
edly tlie best season of all is the early
autumn October, and next to that the
early spring--the trees being on hand,
either growing near, or if brought from
a nursery in November, well heelcd-in
in dry ground or stored with the roots
in allies or sand on a cool ami but
slightly damp cellar-floor, so that thev
can be" set out on the first day that ad
mit of it.
It is essential in cither case but es
pecially in fall planting, when the trees
will be exposed for months to the often
dry and parching winds of winter that
the wooil be plump, solid and so nearly
ripe as to show something of the pro
tective varnish on tho bark of the
young shoots, and of the septum of sep
aration winch permits the leaves to be
detached readily. Young trees of
many early-ripening kinds can be
planted as early as September, and
even if it is necessary to. shear the
leaves off" in order to sueh early plant
ing, the long season of favorable
weather yet icmaining will 1511 and
finish out "all deficiencies, and the tree
will be thoroughly established with
new rootlets before winter, ready to
open and rush with even more vigor
than an unmoved tree, if soil and roots
are in good condition. Leaves that are
still active must be cut off" on removing
a tree, or they will soon cause a shriv
eling of the shoots by evaporating tho
moisture which tho roots are no longer
in a condition to supply. We never see
a tree set in tho spring start so early or
make so much growth as trees do that
have beeu well and firmly set early in
autumn. But there is little danger of
total loss in spring planting. If tho
tree does not grow much, it will re
main alive unless the roots have been
frozen, or some part of its channel of
circulation is irrecoverably dried or
decayed. Spring planting is, for this
reason, most frequently successful in
some degree with the average of plant
ers. Shclali, in X. Y. Tribune.
Decency Toward Horses.
A house cannot bo screamed at and
cursed without becoming less valuable
in every particular. To reach the high
est degree of value tho animal should
be perfectly gentle and always reliable,
but if it expects every moment that it
is in the harness to be "jawed" at and
struck, it will be in a constant state of
nervousness, and in its excitement as
liable through tear to do something
which is not expected as to go along
doing what you started it to do. It is
possible to train a horse to be governed
by the word of mouth, almost as com
pletely as it is to train a child, and in
cst value. When a horse is soothed by
tlie gentle words 01 ins driver anu we
have seen him calmed down from great
excitement by no other means it may
bo very fairly concluded that he is a
valuable animal for all practical pur
poses, aud it may bo certainly con
cluded that the man who has such pow
er over him. is a human man and a sen
sible one. But all this simply means
that man must secure the animal's con
fidence. Only in exceptional instances
is a horse stubborn or vicious. If he
understands his surroundings, and what
is required of him, he gives no trouble.
As almost every reader must know, if
tho animal when frightened can be
brought up to the object he will be
come calm. The reason is that ho un
derstands that there is nothing to fear.
So he must be taught to have confidence
in the man who handles him; and then
this powerful animal, which usually no
man could handle, if it were disposed to
be vicious, will give no trouble. The
very best rule, therefore, which we
would lay down for tho management of
the horse, is gentleness and good sense
on the part of the driver. Bad drivers
make bad horses usually. Western
The Chinch-Bug in Winter.
Prof. Cykus Thomas, of tho United
States Entomological Commission, has
made an exhaustive report upon tho
chinch-bug, which gives some useful
facts concerning its winter habits. In
sects may pass the winter either in the
egg, the " worm" or larva, the pupa,
or as the full-grown, perfect insect. The
chinch-bug adopts the last as its winter
state. "When cold weather comes on
those of the fall brood leave the now
dry and hardened corn-stalks, and seek
secure places in which to remain during
tho winter. Occasionally they take
flight at the time, but usually they seek
the most secure places which can be
found in and immediately around tho
field. Any rubbish left in the field, if
of a nature to meet their wants, is
eagerly sought; corn shocks, straw
piles, stumps, logs and fence rows are
used as hiding-places; they even con
ceal beneath tho clods when no better
places can be found." Many go into
the forest and along the bush-bordered
streams. "During the winter they re
main in a torpid or semi-torpid state,
but are easily warmed into life and ac
tivity. As the cold weather becomes
more and more severe they press deeper
and deeper, if possible, into the recesses
of their hiding-places. They prefer dry
quarters if readily obtained."
There are two broods of this injuri
ous insect during the season: The per
fect insect comes forth in spring (March
to May), deposits its eggs, which soon
hatch and pass through tlie stages of
development, to in turn lay their eggs,
which produco the fall brood to hiber
nate until spring again. American Ag
riculturist. Snakes at the SmithsonlaH Institute.
Yesterday there arrived at the
Smithsonian Instituto another lot of
snakes from the Everglades of Florida,
forwarded by James Bell, who is exploring-the
swamps and jungles of that
State in search of specimens for the In
stitute. Ono of these venomous rep
tiles is a Crotalus Adaniantens. or dia
mond rattle snake, about six feet long
and measuring nearly a foot around its
body, and of the same family as the
large snake described a few weeks ago
as being on exhibition at the Smithson
ian, but which was killed for tho pur
5oso of having plaster cast taken.
Ids serpent is very, lilCftsmaller than
tho one on exhibition thor. several
weeks ago. In thesatne lot are two
ancistrodon piscivorous, water mocca
sins, one fonr and the other about five
feetia length. Washington Star.
Horned frogs are reported to hare
saved the. cotton crop of Clay County,
Louisiana, by defitroyingthe web worn.
1 Sample Chin me Story.
At Ch'ang-ch'ing there lived a Bud
dhist monk of exceptional virtue and
purity of ronduct, who. though ovor
eighty years of age. was still hale nnd
hearty. One day he fell down and
could not move, "and when the other
priests rushed to help him up. they
found he was already gone, '"he old
monk was himself' unconscious of
death, and his aaul flew away to the
borders of the province of Hunan.
Now it chanced that the scion of an
old Honan family had gon out that
very day with s me ten or a dozen
followers to hunt the hare with falcon;
but. his horo haung run away with
him. he fell off" and was killed. Just
at that moment the oul of the priest
came by. and entered into the body,
which thereupon r.idually recovered
consciousness. Tlie servants crowded
round to ak hirn how he fc't. when.
J opening hl eyes wddlv, he cried out:
1 "How d;d I get here?' They agisted
htm to RMi and let! him t tho houe,
where all his ladie came to see him.
and enquire how he did. In yreat
amazement he said " I am a Buddhbt
monk, how rime I hither?" The ser
vants thought he was wandering, and
tried to rvall him by pulling his ears;
as for himself he could make nothing
of it. and, closing hi- eye, refrained
from saying anything further. For
food he "would only eat rice, refusing
all wine and meat, ami he avoided tho
society of his wives. After soni'- days
ho felt inclined for a stroll, at which all
hi family were delighted; but no
.-ooner had he gt ouLside and stopped
for a little iet than he was heieed
by M-rvants begging him to take their
accounts as uu il. Ilo.evor. he
pleaded illm." and want of strength,
and no more was atd. He then took
occasion to ak it ther knew the dis
trict of Ch'ang-eh'iiig. and, on being
answered n tlie aMinnative. epro-sud
his intention of truing thither for a trip,
as he felt dull and had nothing partic
ular to do, bitldiu them at the same
time look after UU affairs at home.
They tried to dissuade him from this
on tlie ground of lining but leccntly
risen from a sick bed: but he pa:d no
heed to their remonstrances, and on
the very next day set out. Arriving in
the Ch'ang-ch'irig district, he found
everything unchanged, and. without
being put to tha necessity of asking his
road, made his w.iy straight to tho
monastery. His former diM-iples re
ceived him with every token of respe.'t
as an honored visitor, and, in reply to
his question as to where tho old monk
was, they informed him that their
worthy teacher had been dead for some
time. On asking to be shown his
grave, they led him to a spot where
there was "a sul'tar? mound some three
feet high, over which the grass was
not yet green. Not one of them knew
his motives for visiting the place; and
by and by he ordered his horse, saying
to the disciples; "Your master was a
virtuous monk; carefully preserve
whatever relics of him you may have,
and keep them from injury." They
all promised to do this, nnd he then set
off' on his way home. When he ar
rived there, he fell into a listless state
and took no interest in his family af
fairs. So much so. that after a few
months he ran away and went straight
to his former home at the monastery,
telling the disciples I hat he was their
old master. This they refused to be
lieve, and laughed among themselves
at his pretensions; but he told them
the whole story, and recalled many in
cidents of his previous life among
them, until at last they were con
vinced. He then occupied his old bed,
and went through the same daily rou
tine as before, paying no attention to
the repeated entreaties of his family,
who came with carriages and horses to
beg him to return.
About a year subsequently his wifo
sent one of tho servants with splendid
presents of gold and silk, all of which
lie refused with the exception of a
single linen robe. And whenever any
of his old friends passed this mon
astery they always went to pay him
their respects, finding him quiet, dig
nified and pure. Ho was then barely
thirty, though he had been a monk of
more than eighty years of age. Front
" Strmifjc Stories from a Chinese
Mrs. Simmons1 Best Black Silk.
Consternation in the household!
Solemn whispers! Sad ejaculations!
Wh.it has happened? Just this: Mrs.
Simmons' black silk, which has been
laid away in a drawer for ten years, lias
been discovered to be cut in every fold.
There is not a spot on it. It shimmers
in the sun. Tissue paper was beneath
it and over it, and dried rose leaves
perfumed it, but it is merely a mass of
"And I've never had any good of
it," says Mrs. Simmons, remembering
the fact suddenly, and with tears.
" Never! I've been too saving of it. I
bought it for my son's wedding, and I
haven't worn it since. It seemed too
rood to wear in the wagon to church.
Tt was bix dollars a yard. And it was
too nice for tea drinkings, and I just
kept it folded by. Andliere is Abijah
going to graduate my youngest boy
and he said, ' Mother, wear your black
silk, do!' and now ko'c at it .'"'
But looking avails little. Saving has
done more than wear for the min of
that black silk, as it has for many an
other possession. Let us draw a moral
from it. Saving is good, but use is
better. What one does not need now
is well kept for the future: but to-day
is at least as valuable as the morrow
that may never come; and once started
on a hobby, most people ride it too far.
To suffer in youth that one may be rich
in old age is sheer folly. If it is neces
sary to live on water gruel at any time
of one's life, the period after one has
lost one's teeth is probabl the best.
Besides, the average duration of life I
am told is forty years.
The children well, save for them;
at least that shows love; but do not
save too much; do not let them grow
up in ignorance, that they may fight
over your grave for your savings. Feed
them" well: let them have comfortable
and suitable garments now while they
are young and sensitive. They will be
less apt to wait greedily for "your old
shoes. Educate them and teach them
to work for you in your old age as you
work for the'm in your youth. Children
thus trained are the boys and girls who
love their parents most, and who be
come the best citizens.
Besides, peeping outside the family
circle, there are people to help in this
world things to do that should be
done causes that are worthy. A
spendthrift is foolish; but tho future is
a sealed book, and our duties are for
to-day, for to-morrow may not be ours.
One may be too saving, as Mrs. Sim
mons has been with her best black silk.
-Mary Kyle Dallas, in X. Y. Ledger.
SaTe The Brain.
Do not overtax the brain. No man
should do more work of muscle or of
brain in a day than he can perfectly re
cover from the fatigue of in a good
night's rest. Up to that point, exercise
is good; beyond are waste of life, ex
haustion and decay. When hunger
calls for food, and fatigue demands
rest, we are in the natural order and
keep the.balacce of life. When we
take stimulants to spur our jaded
nerves or excite an appetite, we are
wasting life. There is wrong and mis
chief in all waste of life. A man should
live so as to keep himself at his best,
and with a true economy. To eat more
food than is needful is worse policy
than tossing money into the sea. It is
a waste of labor and a waste of life.
Old gold hair" is now the thing.
- -s r""'s5E?- twit
rpg-yfsT X5?-- fHK; .
The ArWoratic or aaI Her !"
lln? X 3lo4pra FabK
0c day when nmmT had brgun
her business of blistering the t-xr of
small boy., and helping the toe men to
grow rich and high-nocd. an old goo
suspended her fro-hunlmg operation
in the jond and callcl her thr.tj dear
gosling nb-nt her for a fainilv chat.
"My dear, dear daughters' sho b
an. a she put up oac foot to t if her
beau-catcher! ware proirly curled.
1 am erieved that we are comp-elled
to reside in such a nci hborhool a
this. Mnce your f.tther died and I got
his life insurance. I have found no ono
here iroo-J enough f or me to ao'ato
. . r.. . .1
with. 1 ou. too. liave naa a nam iimo.
The youni; ganders around here are a
mud-puddle set, and the old widowers
would have to b? parboiled a whole
week before a wolf could chew them.
We must continue to reside hero for a
time, but that is no reason why any of
you should remain single."
Tlie goshng blushed and hid their
heads, as pnjer young iroslings should,
and the mother" arched hor ueek and
" Of course. I want you all to marry
rich young ganders and put on the stle
that becomes the daughter of a gooM
like me. It u true that your lather w as
brought up with a lame dog. and that I
was glad enough to get a mud hole to
swim in, but things have changed. If
I don't set the fashions for this locality
I at leas: lead the "tylej. and no other
goose dares quack h'vr mouth until I
give the signal."
Here she plumed her feathers and
gave a hiss which was heard clean over
to the barnyard, ami the delighted iros
lings swam" around her and applauded.
"Therefore, my dear goslings. I have
planned a trip for us all. A- rich gan
ders do not seek us out, we will seek
for them. While I am none too old to
marry airain. being far from an old
goo-e, I shall not allow tho thought to
enter my head, but shall devote all my
time to Jecuring suitable mate for von.
Arabella, you must pencil your eye
brows, and" wear a sad. far-away lok
and quote poetry. Viola, von must bo
gushing and frank, and talk about our
bonds and diamonds and servants.
Eleanor, yon must seem innocent and
confiding, :uid if you can be found
weeping now and then, it will surely
lead to a proposal. Now, then, to get
A few days later the quartet ap
peared at a frog-pond much frequented
by fashionable fowls ami animals, ami
they had no soorer struck the water
than they created a swell.
The best places were everywhere re
served for them, and such other geeo
as they could not swim over thin stared
out of countenance and passed around.
Arabella saddened, Viola gushed, aud
Eleanor wept, and three sleek-looking
Foxes, wearing mutton-chop whiskers
ami speaking with a lisp, were caught
in the traps. It was a hippy idea to
have three weddings at once ami be in
a hurry about it before the Foxes could
get away, and the plan was duly car
The honeymoon had only bogun when
one Fox was arrested for having too
many gosling wives. A second turned
out to lie a buzzard in disguise, and he
stole old Mother Cooke's diamonds and
lit out, while the third got drunk and
was smothered in the mud. When the
down-hearted and chagrined quartet
had waddled back to their own frog
pond, feet sore and feathers missing,
and ashamed to look old friends in the
face, a drake walked down to the bank
and said : " While I would not utter
one quack to add to your over-wrought
feelings, let me in all kindness gently
remark that the difference between
marrying a home gamier or a foreign
fox is seldom seou ov a goose until she
has been baked and eaton."
Universal Statistics What an Indus
trious German Has Discovered.
A Londox paper condenses the fol
lowing facts from a book of universal
statistics by Baron 0. F. Kolb: Among
the languages of civilized nations En
glish is tho most widely spread. It is
the mother-tongue of about 80.000.000
people, German of between .00,000,000
and 00,000,000, French of between 40.
000,000 and 50,000,000, Spanish of -10.-000,000.
Italian of 28,000.000 and Rus
sian of between o5.000.000 aud G0.O00.
000. The general condition of the mas
ses of a nation is the most valuable ele
ment in natural progress or degeneracy,
and Huron Kolb shows that the repro
ductive capital existing in the living
generation far exceeds the value of all
other capital. Every needless impedi
ment to the development of this capital,
and anything which tends to deteriorate
the bodily condition of the population,
is proved to be a squandering of the
nation's wealth. Every advance made
by a people in morality, in profitable
ami nealthy employment, aud useful
knowledge, brings it nearer to the ideal
tho greatest natural tenure of life.
Domestic virtue also tells favorably on
the health and wealth of a popula
tion. Thus in Bavaria, out of 1,000
children born alive, thero died, of
legitimate children, 248 boys and 212
girls; of illegitimate. 'Ml boys and :i 12
girls. Out of 100 children suckled by
their mothers, only 13.2 died during the
first year; of those nursed by wet
nurses, 20.33 died; of those artificially
fed, GO died; of those brought up in
institutions, 80 died in tho 100. Tho
influence of prosperity or poverty on
mortality is also shown by IJaron Ivolb.
Taking "1,000 well-to-do persons and
another 1,000 of poor persons after
five years there have remained alive of
the prosperous, 943: of the poor, only
655. After fifty years there remained of
the prosperous, 557; of the poor, 283; at
seventy years of age there remained
235 of "the prosperous, and of the poor,
G5. The average length of life among
the well-to-do was 50 years, and among
the poor, 32 years. The effects of pro
fessions and trades on mortality arc
great, the term of life varying from 65
years 11 months for clergymen to 40
years and 10 months for lithographers
and copper engravers. In England the
duration of life has been found most
defective among the steel-workers, pol
ishers and grinders: and next to these
the collier's life is least secure, owing
greatly, no doubt, to the occurrence of
accidents in mines.
One of the most potent shorteners of
life is the anxiety of providing for bare
subsistence. The lack of sanitary con
ditions also shortens man's years. Idle
ness, as compared to intense industry,
outweighs prejudicially outweighs
all the advantages of ease and abun
dance. Of all countries in the world,
England shows a pre-eminence in the
abstention from suicides, while in
France they increase with advancing
years. Taking 1,000 suicides which oc
curred in France, and dividing accord
ing to sex for each month, it is curious
tonote the effect of long and short
days. In January, 63 men and 63
women killed themselves; in February.
75 men and 70 women; in March, 84
men and 73 women; in April, 94 men
and 93 women; in May, 96 men and 92
women; in June. 105 men and 110
women; in July, 99 men and 106 wom
en: in August,82 men and 106 women;
in September, 74 men and 78 women; in
October, 77 men and 99 women; in No
vember, 61 men and 68 women, and
in December, 62 men and 62 "women
were suicides. As Mr. Buckle argued,
statistics show that there is no exercise
of will, no act in the entire compass of
men's dealings, which does not fall
within the lines of an absolute regulari
ty. Of all human actions, marriages
seem to be most arbitrary, and out of
the region of fixed laws." Yet the reg
isters prove that it is especially in
marriages the greatest steadiness and
regularity obtains; taking ihrr qtt
qtsennSaVpcnod. It wtM tw fusd tfcai
lh! following proportKa exist
iKCferlur srVl U wlS St 3 XT!
WM.OT( to.tnnttT 9i TUS 1
WnUwm 10 rfcW i S3 31
Marriagu of mrn bm!t 3 ynar ef
t ago to women of CO and ovw cwvtwrrJ
tw;cc in tho brt period. a4 ? In
each f Utc other. MaU prwro
thai, in countries where oontaaxmae
ou marriage are r-rnoVtieJ, Utte aro
to bo found a greater mHiler of !
matos aad idiots tkaa elsenkorc.
The Tlwe for Mcep.
Most America sleep too lUtle; and
almost all Aiaenra fad U !p U the
best advantige. It carkt liair re
Iuctintly we tale (1 Ut gft- TJ
Gojpv'l i not the uolr ui kich men
put away froM them. At ngat liod
puts the light out aasi call upon vvvrx
thing and evtry mc to go to le
Nature accepts the Irmiatton; the How
vr. the bee, the birds go U t&eir sleep
soon after ruaet, bttt we arc all like
children; and we tight agut leet iM
it overpowers u ami oames u de
..pite Mirlvv He pvetfc Hi be
loved sleep." bttt we do not know that
wo are Ht beloved, nor that deep is IU
gift, and we rare!' appreeal it Uil
some overmastering naetv dnvw the
nurding s'ep frum ux home: aad the
we bemoan her eic and lr u rfciwm
her ba;k again. In the morula; (Jod's
sun trie- t awaken us. as a mthar her
chdd, by the gentlest of ktvs fur
what ki"s i -n gentle as that of the sun
beam? and the rtower. ami bees awl
birds awaken U beautv and og: hst
wo shut the tender mother out, and r
fue the gift of resurrecUtHt life which
tho morning brings, and ding at -rise
to the -deep which w o ,Utly
repelled in the early darkness. Tuice
every day (Jod -axs to us, Kct and
life are mv gifts," and twice every dny
wo puh them front it till we can m
longer niist them. Tho two su eetet
and niO't delicious hour of the dar
ought to be tho hour of frilling aleep
tnd the hour of awakening; and we
make them b th hours of di-x-ouifort,
even from our childhood. For there
are two thing that nearly all people
are reluctant to do go to bed at mght,
and get up in the morning.
No one per-on cm lay down rules for
another s leep nnv more thnti ho can
for another eating; for everv nature
is a law unto it-elf; but there are vmie
general principles of almost universal
application. We put them here tersely
for nu;or recollection:
Night is the time for sloop; daylight
is the time for activity.
A healthy person " is his own best
alarm clock. Do not waken your chil
dren. If they sleep too lato in the
morning it is heeau-e thev do not go to
bed early enough at night.
The early night hours are the best
sleeping hours; tho early morning hours
are tho be-t working hour.
The be-t remedy for sleeplessness is
a tired bodv (not too tired) and a trust
ful mind. .Sleepless children are rare;
for their bodies are ceaselessly at work
and their minds do not worry.
DiHerent natures need diiFerent meas
ures of sleep; Humboldt is said to hive
lived on four hours of sleep. Hut eight
hours is a fair average; and ho who
borrows from his -leep lor liis work bor
rows at a frightful rate of interest, and
of a usurer who will prove to be a verit
able Shylock. Chrtttvin I'nitm.
Smir. of the new black sloe kin? have
red band wo; en into them, so as to
uiake them look as if cross-gartered j
The big button, tho owl button, the ,
scallop shell or palmer's button, tho ;
Watteau Lutton. hand painted on pearl. J
ami the manv-tinted cut steel buttons ,
are some of tfui new sty lcs. j
Honneti of white plush, with pearl ,
and silver faceted bead, white ostrich '
and graceful drapery of Spanish lace, j
are shown for wear'at day receptions,
the opera and the theater. j
The daughter of a wealthy Turk is (
having her wedding otitlit made in j
l'aris, and part of it is a gown of helio- I
trope satin with a court train and a j
trimming of velvet and point lace, and j
a point lace apron and veil. j
Tablecloths are becoming so rich and j
beautiful that nobody will dare to use ,
them. One of the newest patterns is of j
damask embroidered with peacocKs in
three shades of blue silk ami with apple
blossoms. It is valued at one hundred
and fifty dollar..
Some" of the new trimmings are made
with beaded braid, which imitates bead
without their weight. 'I his braid con
sists of tine round cord, wound around
with a htripof tin"l or fine metal re
sembling gold, silver or jetted beads.
A mammoth bow of verv wide satin
ribbon is now worn on the left side,
just below the waist line. This gives a
pretty finish to many simple toilets,
especially when worn "with a rnull fichu.
Three wide loops and two short ends
form this square bow.
The beaver and felt hats come in all
colors. In place of the slightly rolled
brim of last year these have straight
flat rims, raise'd atone side with' a pom
pon or bunch of feathers. They come
in old gold and two colors- the outside
of a light tint, tho facing of darker
Some of the bonnets are almo4t bar
baric in their rich materials aud tropical
colored plumage. Among thy new and
unique shapes arc the Charlotte Corday
and the Monsignor, an imitation of an
Italian Hishop's hat; and the caleche.
a revival of the old-fashioned "calash;"'
this last comes in beaver, and does
not require any trimming but strings.
A simple way to make raised worsted
work is to take a hairpin or a stiff wire,
bent in shape of a btraight hairpin, bend
tho wires near or far apart, according
to how high you want your work.
Wind the worsted around the wires,
the threads close, continuing until you
have it as long as you want a single
leaf or part of a flower. Now lay this on
your cloth, or whatever you wih to
put your work on. Sew through the
middle, catching down each thread or
worsted. Pull out the wire, cut in the
middle of each loop on both sides, pick
out with a pin until it all stands up
round, then trim with scissors. Before
sewing on it is best to draw the thread
tight together, passing a thread around
with your needle and fastening. For a
rosebud, wind shaded worsted, the
light at one end and the dark at the
other; over this wind green, a few
threads over the light and thicker over
the dark, and you will have a shaded
bud with a calvx outside. You can
vary shadinganifsize according to taste.
X. Y. Graphic
5ot in the Way.
The hnmore of the stage arc oftttmes
impromptu and entirely unforeseen. A
reil mule was recently one of the at
. tractions in the plav of the " Forty
" Thieves" as produced in Virginia City,
' Nev. The reult is described by the
Chronicle as follows:
" No sooner hod Ali came oat of the
cave with his bags of wealth, and at
tempted to put them on the back of the
beast, than he began his part of the
performance. He let fly with his heels,
kicked the shaving3 "(the supposed
riches) out of the bags, kicked down
the cavern, kicked down the whole for
' est, kicked down the wings, kicked the
j end of the bass-viol, leaning against the
' stage, to pieces, smashed the footlights
I and finally doubled up Ali by planting
both feet'in the pit 01 his stomach. A
I rope was fastened around him and he
J was dragged offbr the united strength
of the company.'
"He sleeps where he fell," says a
late ballad, which suggests that he most
have been drunk.
Our Young Headers.
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"I think I'll Wave Wr al htrm
it is so cool and 4ennnt. hm1 rU hoar
her if sb crV M' to Wf
1 twi hostr. she at way d 4w li4l
rosebud! Thro tvr wa a liwby Uk
her!" Sobftb' rornK,, wiv ht
tho f ntf dntMx w ith baby iyug lt
asleep in It,
Young Mr. Hall lod a mHHMt at
the ds-or befre S4h U hr rsHH. nmi
coiixnUtilatesl herdf at beinj; nnHy
settled, for the had jwl moved to
the il!age. "I will rml fr BtttH
minutes, ami then dr4 for pp. d
come down here to ,U by lly till h
Two hours later lh omjc mother
woke with a start frtrt the mumI sit
into which she had fallen " M hoby
w:u her first thuglii. "bit he must
be asleep, or 1 would hnu hrd her."
Not a moment wa lt. for ihoMjjh he
would not nek now ledge it t hVrlf.
Mrs. Hall was very itneay. Ikwi h
ran. saying, to reassure herself. What
a nurvuus little w mucin I am! One
would think thl was my tint baby
instead of my third." As'nk teppl
out on tho piazza it felt empty nnd
deerted. and- where was the carnage?
She ran around t the Kttehii
Bridget hod heard her darting and
taken her, carnage and all. "(iio tuc
thebab. Bridget," ulie called. " Pm
ready for her "
" "the baby, mum' hure, I've nlvor
hoard n sound of her but want this
afternoon! She wan crying prett hnrd.
but my hand wa in the dough, and
I heard oti wheel her on the front
piaxxa. and then she was quite quiet"
Mr. Hall sank down on the steps.
"O. Hridgot. it was uot mo! Ha by is
Oh. shore von re filling, ntuui!
WhoM take the babj ?"
Tho poor mother could only burt
into tears; then with a feeling that
something mu.st Ihi douo. she sent
Hridgot on one side and she went the
other, to ak the neighbors if they hnd
seen any one taking the Imby oil". Hut
everv one had been sitting with elord
blinds or slccpinc;. and uot one had
heard or seen the darling. Poor little
mother! It sccuiihI impoiblo to meet
her husband and the two Ixiys. who
wore eomiiiir homo that night after a
lone; visit at grandmamma'.
How the time wont by Mr. Hall never
knew, till .John and the boy came and
heard the dreadful tidlhgs. "
" Hepoud upon it. you'll get her
back," said .lolm, hoping no one would
be so foolish us to mention Charlie Kom
just then. "If shu were older il would
be different, but she'll cry and raiso a
nnv, and they'll bring her back. I'll
have poter.s all over the village before
nine o'clock, and we'll find her before
Up and down the utreet nil were talk
ing on the same subject " Thoo new
people, you know, that have moved Into
the Kirby cottage. They've lost their
""Why. shocking! How did It
" Left it on the front piazza!"
"Well! Who ever thought," etc,
The Halls might have lived for years
in the village with hardly a friend, for
it was noted as a place where strangers
were treated in anything but n cordial
manner, but her sorrow and agony drew
out every one's tenderne. and each
tried to comfort and help find the little
one. Hut what comfort could one
" I would no much rather sho had
died." moaned tho poor mother.
"Don't say that. Nellie." naid her
husband. " I can't feel quite desper
ate. She's fuch a cunning little morsel
somebody that was baby-hungry has
kept her awhile; but wc'll'get her back,
please God. safe and sound."
" If only we had a baby dolls ain't
any j:ood. they're such make-believosr
and Klla dragged her beloved Susv Ann
by one arm through the dust as If ho
"And we could wheel a baby In a
carriage. Pshaw! there plenty of lia
ble. that havtn't any mothers. Ma
might get one of 'em."
"But I don't believe she'd buy a car
riage you know she never can afford
"I don't care! If I could find a baby
that didn't belong to anybody. I'd take
it home, and when mother once saw It
she'd keep it"
On trudged the two little girij. They
were going nowhere in particular.
Anna, the oldest, loved to stroll off to
the newand prettier part of the village,
and as Ella was Anna's devoted fol
lower, she went on nnqucstioninglv.
Suddenly both children stopped and
listened. "It's a baby!" said Anna, en
thusiastically. "It is. sure'a anything! And the poor
little thing's crying! Let's find it"
Following the sound, the children
turned down a side street, and then saw
that the sobs and cries proceeded from
a pretty little baby carnage on the piaz
za of the second house.
"Poor little th'ngl Let's go and
speak to her." said Ella. The baby; at
sight of the two little sunbonnets,
stopped crying and smiled, stretching
out her hands. n
Oh, the dear little thin"! Let's
wheel her a little." Back alid forth
the children rolled her. aad baby,
soothed by the motion, dropped into an
"Ella," said Anna, "I mean to take
this baby home?'
"Oh, Anna! 'Tain't yours:"
Anna hail some uneasy questionings
of her own, bnt she btitled them. "I
don't care! The folks here don't want
her, or they wouldn't leave bcr crvin"
out on the stoop. She's a fondlin 1
dob'liever' - , x
Ella had never heard of foundlings,
but Anna's tone carried convtctwa
with it "Anyhow we can jrat give
her a little ride and bring her back.
Ton see if anybody cared, thev
wouldn t let us do th. Yon just lift
the front wheels, and TH get her dowa
on the sidewalk. There! Aia't she iust
lovely? Aad what a pretty carriage!"
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so the IMmed imI trtM.l UU
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1 drvti their ssper or onl hrsjlf. Mrtrl
fMii. Me In.jiured of .avofttl Hfl tp.
' they had heard of a bt baby. UmI th
! wre nt the very further end f ih
j twn. and the news had not rom-hd
; them. f
: Tim pnjMir onmo out U tnorniw
! Pll advert,' thought the widow, nnd
' then hurried to the oilleo of the ih-
enil ttnii A'm.
As shu tfttlerod a gentiemAn was.-Hii-
luir out " I II pa? Uuuoio. nw im
mluir. "tohavothe poster an ove,j
the villngo by nine o'ele 1 ptsim.
U...! in wlte. who t half eraV -
"Oh. dfr" rried Mr. KwhI. "Ul
her lmb ? '
Yon", tlo you know anything?"
" I have It safe and sound.
"Thank Jod' Come home with ir --nnd
seizing Mr lined hand, M- ,1
Hall thntst her lnU a enrrlne. and o
dered the uoaohman to drive full jm1'
In another half hour Mr. Hall wa
standing between tho two penitent liti'e
girls, with her baby in her arm. Mr
Hall ami Mm. Uel would hnre pun
Ishod Anna, but Mr. Hall lnwtod thst
bIi was as much to blniiie for Jeov 1
her baby on the front top. and that TV
wiii pmilhitotit enough for the enr
little girls to have their "fondlin".
taken from them. ?'
Tho happy father nnd mother lr
awake almol all night. to oxeitud to
sleep, and there in the dnrkne Mi J
Hall told Id wife that he was goslig to
brlng home a nurse for baby.
"Uh. John, if you'll only trit tnu
ngaln! Pm nurse enough. I don't like
11 grent Irish girl you can't trint
"Oh, I don't mean an Irish girl, mr
dear." said John, with a quof wiuile'
which in the darkness his wife oouM
not o. ,
"I wan't a dog I ean trust -that has
been trained to watch a thing, aud hM
let any one but it owner tottoli it" "J.
"Ere your hnnimnll A holtur rlU
tor never was found. Watoh that,
I)ah!" said the dog fttiivtor. throwing
glove, on the ground. "Now. sir, yoi
try to pick that up,"
"Mr Hall stooped, but a fierce, low
growl, evidently with plenty of bt be
hind it, warned him off.
"Take care of that till I ow barkT
Dah," and tie two loft the df nhm.
Afterasaunterthnmgh thi building th?
came back to find Dash witting motion- ""
less beside the glove.
"Is he fond of children.
"Yes, sir but most of all a baby im
see. he was brought up with a baby,
sir. They were oor folk, but it most
killed 'cm to soil Dash, only I poW Z.
good price for turn, aud they n'I4
"S hat do you ask?"
After a little bargaining Mr. Hall
walked off. and that evening babr ws
shown her new nurse. Mamma and
the boys were delighted, while por
Dash reemed to think his first baby had y
come back, and barked and whined
for joy. s
AH through the hot arnrar babr
took her naps on tho shady ptn-ua. but
cIo bv her carrinnr nv lii.r Lt I4nk
1 dog, and no tran?er dare Meo near
ivjiijg uijaoi. 1 wo nwie girw,
though, often came and played with the
d&lT and baiiv nnl Annn ml t-'IK lru
many a happy afternoon with "Anna
, Fondlin'." a Mr. Hall called babyJ
j ieue tiopc lsAytirtl, in f.znmtncr ani
Anclcat Ei presses
A wcix-K.nowrx mean of sending
news rapidly. In a country with sueh
bad roaLs as Greece, wm br trainel.
j runners; thus we are told that Itnllp
pides, a profesuonal courier, ran from
; Athens to Sparta to beg for aid. jest
j before Marathon, arriving at the latter
city at the end of the second ilar; and
this was a distance oHJne hundred and
fifty miles. The constant gymnastic
training in which Greek and epeekdlr
Spartan soldier kept themselves m&T
ab.ed whole armies to make verv rapid
forced marche. In the preent m-
8taoce, the Spartan srmv, though fcw
to start, yet when it did march, per
formed the distance in three dar-
the old Chajeur de Vin-ennei ani
picked light troops of the French armj
were traiaed to make swift marches by
, yD one either side of a cavalry
wmier wnose stirrup leathers they
caught hold of. TbU, we believe, or
sometbiaglilus it, is stiU kept upamong
the zouaves. The epide of the
r'wT Cros9" ia the "Lady of tU
Lake, shows how quickly a d'alxu "
awy be aroused by a well-organized
system of rnnatag niesen'ers. indeed,
the swiftaess of rumor isas proverbial
asitsesaggeratioB. Lady Duff Gordon.
m her voyage up the Mle, found that
the sews of her approach iavarbjily
oautripped her aaovemeaU, rapid
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