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John S. Christison, M. D.,
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Formerly of the New York City Hos
pital, Blackwell's Island.
Office on Olive St., two doors south of
Coekburn's Store, Columbus.
FOE SALE OR TRADE !
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gery and deformities ; acute and
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and ear, etc., etc.,
Much has been said and written
on this subject, often very wisely,
nnd many severe criticisms have
been richly deserved. But is cx
travaganco confined entirely to the
"weaker sex?" "We arc told that
business men have failed and been
totally ruined in 'mind, body and
estate" through the reckless expend
itures of their fashionable wives;
and, doubtless, this is sometimes
true. But are there not two sides to
every story, and two ways if not
more by which the causes of all
wrong-doing can be justly explain
ed or estimated? If the causes wcro
always honestly searched for, it
might not 60 often be "the woman
which thou gaveat me" who wrought
the ruin. -Arc there not cases on
record where the husband's expen
ditures for his own selfish gratifica
tion and pleasures had quite as much
to do with his financial wreck as his
wife's? Are not tho faults on cith
er sido about equally balanced ?
A wife's rich dresses, her velvets
and expensive laces, her diamonds
of the finest water and fabulous
prices, her "loves of bonnets" wear
ied of and cast asido for some newer
and more fanciful device while still
fresh from the milliner's hands, arc
doubtless woefully extravagant. But
if a girl has never had a lesson in
economy, from her birth has been
taught to feel that she has only to
6f retch out her bauds and they would
be filled, how can she be expected
after marriago to know how to care
for her household in a.suitablc man
ner? Why should 6he give any
thought to tho amount spent daily?
"Why hesitate in making any pur-
chaso, however needless or wildly
extravagant, if tho fancy seizes her?
How money is made, what brings it
in for her use, arc questions she
never asks. Why should she? As
far as any teaching or explanation
she has ever had, she may suppose,
if she thinks about it at all, that it
grows in the woods and her husband
goes out every morning to gather it
for her use. No education before
marriage has ever taught her any
more reasonable idea. And after
marriage her husband gives her no
information about his business;
never talks lo her about it, or con
sults her about their mutual expend
itures. . The samo cruel lovo and
indulgence or indifference follows
her into her married life, and she is
left in utter ignoranco of all practi
cal knowledge. A butterfly! But
under skillful education she might
have been a noble specimen of wo
manhood, one on whom the hearts
of husband and children could safe
ly rest; who would do them good
and uot evil all the days of her lifo;
who should open her mouth with
wisdom and look well lo tho ways
of her household.
But having been defrauded in
early life of such training as every
girl, however rich, ought to have,
why should all the blame rest on her
if her extravagance cripples and at
last destroys her husband's financial
operations? Was the fault wholly
But this is not all. Suppose aflcr
the first few weeks of married life,
her husband begins to urge upon her
a less lavish expenditure, assuring
her that her business will not war
rant such reckless waste, though her
love for him for it is but charitable
to imagine that their union was from
genuine love may cause her to
pause and endeavor to follow his
wishes, yet the way is dark, and no
one comes to lead her through the
darkness into light. How shall 6he
make the first right step? She
presses forward, for a higher stand
point, slips backward into the old
place, and tries again. She cannot
yet catch the thread that will guide
her safely. Now, suppose while she
is thus groping in the dark, earnest
ly but ineffectually seeking tho right
way, grieving because she makes so
little progress, she obtains in some
mysterious way a slight insight into
her husband's mode of practicing the
lessons he would fain teach his wife.
Her mind is beginning to wake up ;
her vision is growing clearer. She
learns to reason about some of her
husband's proceedings that hitherto
she had looked at as something
which must be if one would move
in good society. She knows that he
keeps fast horses, attends the races,
"enters" a horse, or bets on some fa
vorite on the "course."
Well, what of that? He belongs
to a club, several perhaps, and is
often away at club dinners or ex
cursions. Well, why not? He
smokes the best cigars, has a large
collection of expensive meerschaums
and his smoking-room is lavishly
supplied. lie is a loyer of fine jew
elry, a connoisseur in tho works of
art, and happiest when his house is
full of them. He feels justified in
spending large sums in the gratifi
cation of these various tastes, and
seldom stints himself in any of the
gentlemanly pleasures which appear
to him as reasonable indulgences.
Hitherto his wife, if indeed she
ever gave a thought to these por
tions of her husband's daily life, felt
it was a necessary part, of "good so
ciety" and not to be gainsaid or
resisted. But if tho day comes
when money is not so easily obtain
ed as at first, and the husband sees
with alarm breakers ahead, it will
be his wife's extravagance that he
will first seo through magnifying
glasses, and not his own. His gen
tle remonstrances or stern",reproofs
may not so unseal her eyes that she
will be able to draw a just compari
son between his expenditures and
her own, but how can she help a
feeling that she is rather unjustly
If failure comes upon them, no
doubt the world her neighbors and
pleasure friends will be tho first to
judge the wifo severely and spend
their deepest sympathy on tho bank
A woman's extravagance is less
skillfully concealed than a man's.
Hers is usually in matters of dress
and adornment, all on the outside,
and we may be sure if trouble and
loss fall heavily every yard of velvot
or rich laco, every diamond, or gem
of purest ray, will bejeounted and
appraised at the highest value and
credited to the oxtravagant wife, and
all the works of art that adorn their
house will also be set down as un
answerable proofs of her wild ex
penditures. This is cruelly hard,
and the bitterest part of it is that the
husband also takes part in the su
perficial account of his own short
comings, and, even if loving tender
ly, sets dowu the misfortunes to his
wife's mistakes rather than to his
owu, not even ready to halve tho
account between them.
But we thiuk the husband mado
one of his first mistakes in his reti
cence on business matters. Every
husbnnd ought to take his wife so
far into his business confidence that
they can freely speak of their daily
habits of expenditure and endeavor
to Jive so unitedly that when mis
fortune comes they will stand to
gether, each accepting honestly the
just portion of blame, and both in
loving partnership profiting by the
past mistakes, use ail their power
toward building up their fortunes
on truer, firmer foundations.
No one can more clearly see the
mischiefs that must follow on the
idle, thoughtless extravagance of the
present day, and which seems to be
largely on the increase. We hear
the cry of "hard times," and arc al
most hourly beseiged by the poor
and suffering who know not where
to lay their heads or find food for
their starving families, whose earn
est petition is for work, not alms.
We turn, heartsick and despondent,
from sorrows we have not the power
to relieve, to see the stores thronged
with the mullitudo who spend their
money needlessly, just for the pleas
urable excitement of "shopping," to
pass away the time which hangs
heavy on their hands while waiting
for the next ball, party or opera.
Oh, if they would take that wasted
time and money to help tho poorl
If, in this way, they could see what
money can do to bring light to eyes
faded with weeping, hope to hearts
despairing, they would 60on learn
that the pleasure of making others
happy, earning the blessings of those
ready to perish, is infinitely better
than any found in their usual round
All this we clearly understand,
and know full well that the present
extravagance of many fashionable
ladies leads direct to later days of
sorrow and hardship ; but while sor
rowing that this should be, wo beg
that all the blame of failures and
ruin should not be attributed to
women. Wc have little sympathy
with some of the strange movements
of tho so-called "strong-minded"
class of women, but wo do believe
that each, in their appropriate
sphere, may aud can be equal ; equal
in executive ability, in the wiee ad
ministration of the duties belonging
to their own departments, and equal
fully united in the home duties.
And we desire to 6ee each willing to
bear the full share of blame, when
both arc really culpable, for such
mistakes as threaten disaster to their
united kingdom. Mrs. II. W.
fleccher in Christian Union.
It is remarked by some writers that
" excess of ceremony shows want of
good breeding." This is true. There
is nothing so troublesome as over
much politeness. A truly well-bred
man makes every person around him
feel at ease; he does not throw civ
ilities about him with a shovel, or
toss compliments in a buudle, as ho
would hay with a pitchpork. There
is no evil under the sun more intol
erable than ultra politeness.
Story of the ITIItttlctoe.
Tho singular plant, so wiordly in
terwoven with the superstition and
poetry of our Saxon forefathers, and
inseparable from both heathen and
Christian traditions of "Yule-tide,"
is a coarse, two-leaved evergreen
growing on trees, as many of tho
mosses and fungi do. Its lcavos are
oblong, and between every pair of
them is found a cluster of small,
sticky berries tho samo of which
the substance called bird lime is
made. During the Christmas week
of 1872 tho English "mistletoe
bough" was offered for salo in Bos
ton for tho first time. Wo givo our
readers the following mythological
account of this plant, still dear to
every English home circle ;
The mistletoe was tho holiest
plant in nature to tho Druids nnd
early Britons, for it represented
their sun god. Horus, of Eastern
mythology (tho offspring of Deo
aud Virgo, which tho Egyptians
represented by the Sphinx), is also
Baldur, tho loved and early lost,
whose tale in the Norso mythology
is like a sunshiny fragment of Ionian
life dropped into tho stormy center
of Scandinavian existence. For Bal
dur, the holiest druids sought with
prayers and ceremonies on tho sixth
day of the moon the mistletoe which
grow on the sacred oak. Its discov
ery was hailed with songs and
sacrifices of white bulls. Nono but
the chief priest might gather it,
which was done by separating it
from the treo with a golden knife.
It was caught in tho robe of tho
priest, and on no account allowed
to touch the ground. In Denmark,
Sweden and Norway it has still
names equivalent to "Baldur brow."
It was in high rcputation'with all
pretenders to the black art, and is
authoritatively said to possess the
power of resisting lightning. It
grows in abundance in Central Tex
as, and it is currently believed that
if tho tree on which it grow were
blasted by lightning, it was always
uninjured. Chandler says that the
custom of decking tho house at
Christmas with mistletoe is of pagan
origin, and was dono by the Druids
to allure and comfort the sylvan
spirits during the sleep of nature.
It is found in abundance from Texas
north to the mouth of the Ohio riv
er. Pottei''s American Monthly.
Silent men, like Gen. Grant, are
sometimes very trying, but they are
only so to those who como to bore
them. An old friend says that tho
man who talks too much is like the
eternal clatter of a mill ; but those
who converse magnetically are like
the drum that responds to the skill
ful tap of the player, or the piano
that replies to tho delicate fingers of
the artist. Dr. Oliver Wendell
Holmes once declared that a certain
incessant gabbler induced a fit of
suppressed articulation ; and Syd
ney Smith silenced a blatant hypo
crite who asked him if he had any
doubt about his piety. "Well, sir, I
have no doubt about your mag
piety." I witnessed a very amusing
scene once at Cape May. A prom
inent public man who had escaped
from his work at Washington to
visit the seaside, was quietly enjoy
ing tho delicious sea air, when a
tattling politician spied him and be
gan a perfect torrent of pestering
inquiries. I saw the pained wrink
les on the brow of the surprised
statesman as he languidly listened
to the rasping torment of the
thoughtless intruder. In the midst
of the operation the servant banded
a sealed envelope to the twaddler.
He seized it, saying with unconscious
apology : "Excuse mc ; when I have
read this I will resume." Opening
the note, there dropped out the cari
caturo of a man in a coffin, with
another standing over him, and be
low the line: "Talked to Death."
Sequel the flight of the furious
bore in search of his correspondent
and the rescuo of tho distressed
"Ho Has No Mother."
Sitting in the 6chool-room, I over
heard a conversation between a sis
ter and a brother. The little boy
complained of insults or wrongs
received from another little boy.
His face was flushed with anger.
The sister listened awhile, and then,
turning away, she nnswered :
"I do not want to hear another
word. Willie has no mother."
The brother's lips were silent.
The rebuke came home to him ; and,
stealing away, ho muttered, "I nev
er thought of that."
He thought of his own mother,
and the loneliness of Willie compar
ed with his own happy lot. "lie
has no mother."
Do we think of it, when want
comes to the orphan, and hard words
are spoken to him? Has the little
wanderer no mother to listen to his
little sorrows? Speak gently to
him, then. Good 2fews.
How to luy a. ComplinicHf.
To pay a compliment is to tell tho
truth, and to tellj it as though you
meant it. And the only way to do
that is to mean it. If a girl is pretty
or accomplished; if she plays well,
or sings well, or dances well, or
talks well ; if, in a word, she pleases,
why, in the namo of common sense,
shouldn't she be told of it? Don't
blurt it out before everybody. That
will only serve to make her feel
uncomfortable and make you appear
ridiculous. Say it quietly when
opportunity offers, but say it strong
ly. Convey the idea distinctly and
fully, so that thoro may bo no mis
tako about it. But don't say it
"officially." Formality is about tho
coldost thing known. More than
ouo maiden has been made happy
say for half an hour by a man's
taking the trouble to say a pleasant
thing about a toilet that ho liked,
and many of fashion's follies have
been given up by girls when they
noticed a discreet silence concerning
them on the part of their gentleman
friends. A bewitching littlo black
eyed beauty once said to a geutlc
mau, "I like to have you say sweet
things to me, it seems to come bo
easy and natural." In general terms,
it may bo said that it is alwavs
better to say an agreeable thing
than a disagreeable one, better for
all parties. The gallant who, when
a young lady stepped on his foot
while dancing and asked pardon
said, "Don't mention it; a dainty
littlo foot like that wouldn't hurt a
daisy," not only told the truth, but
doubtless felt more comfortable
than tho boor when his foot was
stepped on, roared out, "That's
right; climb all over'mc with your
great, clumsy hoofs." lioslon
Influence of ICcIigion.
Teoplc talk about religion being
n restraint upon men. In some sen
ses, it is a restraint. But this is not
its chief idea. There are in men
certain destructive tendencies pas
sions, appetites and inordinate affec
tions, which need tho curb; and
religion operates as a curb upon
these and reins them in. But it has
other and larger uses than this.
Fetters and cords and gags do not
represent it. It plants moro than it
uproots. When the work of correc
tion is needed it has only just bc;un
its operations iu the soul, operations
which will continue in force eter
nally. Negatives do not express
religious duty. Wc love to think
that religious life means the growth
of all faculties, and not a slow stran
gulation of them. IJeligion no more
cramps a man than wings do a bird,
or fins do a fish. Piety is not a shin
at anchor on a level sea ; it is a ship
iu motiou, with every sail set and
swelling with wind, and tho waters
around it crested with white. Chris
tianity makes a man activo, vibrant,
tense. Great injury has becu done
religion by teaching people to re
gard it as a mild form of slavery, in
which peoplo consent to be tied up
that they may not hurt themselves
or others. But there- is no such re
ligion as this, at least in tho New
Testament. Tho gospel Christ
taught is a gospel of liberty. It is a
stimulant to man's energies, not a
narcotic. It makes him a doer, not
Take Council with Yourself.
Young men cannot estimate too
highly the advice of parents aud
friends. It affords them the benefit
of experience, and is given from
solicitude for their good welfare.
It should be remembered, and
weighed and acted upon.
But after all, every man has his
own indiyidual existence; ho has
his own lifo to live, for which he
is accountable. lie should derive
all the benefit he can from the coun
sel of those older and wiser than
himself. Then ho should sit down
and meditate by himself, and make
up his own mind as to the course he
wishes to pursue in the world.
Having done this he should enter
upon the execution of bis plans
with a determination to accomplish
what he undertakes without refer
erence to the opinions of others.
No man is of any real. account in the
world unless he is something iu and
No man possesses real strength if
he cannot, after having heard all the
others have to say, resolve, and re
solve firmly, what to do, and carry
bis resolution into effect.
Take counsel of others; profit by
their experience and wisdom ; but
above all take counsel with yourself;
make up your own mind what to
do in this world, and do it I
In the pathway of life, only great
obstacles are seen, and yet it is little
hinderances which overcome us. A
wall may stop us perhaps, bnt a lit
tle stone trips us up.
Spending Other 1'eoplcN lloa
Young men holding positions of
trust might profitably study tho
case of Arthur C. Jennings, who,
for eleven years, was the cashier
and book-keeper of 3Ir. James
Lynch, a New York wool broker.
Whilo tho employer was living pru
dently, and carefully laying aside a
triilo each week in preparation for
a probable day of adversity, the gay
cashier was indulging in extrava
gant expenses, living like a princo,
and ontertaiuing companions who
only valued his acquaintance be
cause he was willing to entertain
them as lords are proverbially sup
posed to entertain their poors. For
clcveu years young Jennings nnd
his associates had what they deemed
"a glorious time," chiefly at tho
expense of the too trustful Lynch,
who only lately became aware that
there was a leak somewhere, and
was a3 much surprised as any ono
when it became evident that Jen
nings controlled tho leak. Tho dis
covery was then made that daring;
the term just stated the fast cashier
had, at various times, abstracted
sums amounting iu the aggregate to
over sixty thousand dollars. Tho
arrest of Jennings was quickly suc
ceeded by his conviction, and sen
tence to imprisonment for a period
of eight years.
Tho generosity of the prisoner,
and his desire to cnlortain his
friends sumptuously, wore cited as
reasons for clemency, but fortu
nately without effect; for it would
be an unwise prccedcut to establish
that it is considered only a trivial
offense for a man to steal his em
ployer's money when he intends to
generously spend it upon his friends.
Some men unprincipled politi
cians, for example achieve a repu
tation for liberality by spending
other pcoplo's money, and any per
son who steals the money he spends,
can afford to throw it around reck
lessly. Now, while the fool Jen
nings is endeavoring to becomo
accustomed to prison fare and in
the loneliness of his cell has tho
opportunity for quiet deliberation,
and indulges in unavailing regret,
his former acquaintances, on whom
ho lavished tho money which did
not belong to him, arc probably
aeekiug other liberal friends who
may be inclined to gorgo them with
sumptuous dinners, at the expenso
of unsuspecting employers. JV. Y.
tcbb nt Home.
It is a bad sign when a husband
docs not spend his evenings at
home. Some men's business dutina
will not permit them to do so, and
they are excusable, but are never
theless most unfortunately placed in
li'e for enjoying the sweetest and
best part of homo bappiuess. It "3
even a worse sign when tho wifo
aud mother prefers to spend her
evenings elsewhere thau in the home
circle, of which she should be the
center and the lighL Bad, likewise,
is it when tho young folks find their
employment away from home, or
arc kept iu at night only by an an-
thority from which they long to bo
free. Between a lawless freedom
aud a stern restraint for children
there is not much to choose. Each
course sends thousauds to their ruin
every year. It is a pity there can't
be a play room in every house
where there aro young children,
fitted up with simplo gymnastic
apparatus, kept clear of furniture,
so that all sorts of lively games and
in-door sports may be indulged in,
and opeu to the boistorous little
folks whenevcrthey want a "spree."
But it is not much to give au early
evening hour in tho sitting room
for some of tho many pleasant ways
iu which people can entertain each
other when they set about it. Don't
save all of your "good times," any
more than your good manners, for
company. There are two months
more of evenings at home. If tho
reading has flagged, or the old
games grown stale, devise new
methods of amusement. What
would you do if a dozen friend
were coming in for an evening?
Can't you do as much fur the chil
dren ? Don't be afraid of fun, good
people, even if it bo a little noisy,
and prize it enough to plau for it.
In a certain depot 13 a placard an
nouncing, " No Smoking," panted
over an oil lamp. Two Irishmen
appear, one smoking. " Pat," says
the other, " ye're transgressin tho
rules of the establishment, yc are."
" How's that?" says the smoker.
"Don't you sec there "No Smok
ing." " Yis but can't yc see yc spal
peen, tho remark is addressed to tho
All virtue lies in a power of de
nying our own desires when reason
does not authorize them.