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Coda? s i,, N eirY ork C A L I F O R N l A l THE CHICAGO AKD HOETH--WESTEEII EAItWAT Embraces -under one management the Great Trunk Railway Lines of the West and No*tb- •west, and. •with its nameroos branches andoon- nections, forms the shortest and ffuickeit route befcvreea CHic.s.eo and all points in -InniNoi.?. ■WlSCOKSIN, NOKTHEEIT MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA. lolVA. N s BBASEA. CABXFOBNrAAndheWXSTBBN t T bbeitoeibs . Its Omaha and California Line Is the shortest and best route for alt pointe in I llin o is , I owa , D akota , N ebraska , W yoming , C olorado . U tah , N evada , O alifor - NIA, O regon . C hina . J apan and A ustsama . Its Gliicago, Ma^E and St. Fanl Line Is the short line for N obthbbk W iscgks IK and Freeport and Bubuque Line Is the only routo for SwiNt R ockrord , F rsb - PORT, and all points vkt-PreepOrt. Its CMcago and Hilwai&ee Line Is the old Lake Shore Route, and fa the onl V one M ipw a u e b e . P u llm a n P a l a c e C ars h trains o f this road. NE running these cars he- fc. Paul, Chicago and Mil- TO AN 013) SO HO OL-m ia 1. 0. B. Dear friend* da you remember - These happy days ofyore. tThen we toaetber went to school. To fiU our minds with lore I Ay 1 happy days ijrere those to ns. Our hearts were light as.air, Qur lives were as a pleasant dreanii ■ Free fiom sorroir. tou and .care.. 1 know that yon remember them. Add can not them Corset, For -tro wore true and lovins&iends. From the first day that we met. Ala* I those happy days are gone, TheyTl come to us no more; Yet there are ifiore brixht days for ns. Sre yet oar lives are o'er. Pleasant days and stormy ones. Make UP our lives fo.eloir. And Nood deeds or bad ones, Fill out hearts •with joy or woe* Then let our deeds he such on earth, .As are pleasing to God’s sight. That when we die our souls may meet With the holy. io»t and right. F xanefobt , April, 1876. TH H 9 BBIED, CHILD.’'. S7 EUKA BtTET. „ .jokl I’ve found It hatterfly Hansingr upon &eaf l Do 1^11 me wny ------ 13 CO b u tts|l Oh, do.Eae-iti wine: \ 0 ttiolhirlo( & ^ « ? c r b i t t i il Oh,\do n e I Whewl^fs ho^i».Kvht>n klltkeilays are^i?\ ••Yes.yes,’’sheBaid.iuabsent^oe^^^ “ Last night my dolly quit® forgot h®r prayers;. An’ when she thought, yon had gone down the An’ dolly w’as afraid, an’ so I said: 'Just don’t you mind, but say 'em in the bed. Because lihinkthatG o d fa just as near.” When dolls^are 'fraid do yon, a’pcse He oa; The mother spoke from ouHbe.rnffle^,^i^il6d, “ Oh, come and see the flowers In tho sky— The sun has left; and won’< you. by ana-fey, Bear isother tSk® me in your a r m s t e l l And then, perhaps, about Bed Biding Hood 7’ ” Too much to do! Hush, hush, you make mi I’m hurried, c h ild!” f e i s S a ^ M t e r * \ So I will take my pennies, and srill buy A bigger clook I Oht big as it cap fee, ■Per yoit and mo 1” The mother now has lefaore infinite. She sits with folded hands and fae® as white As Winter. In her heart fa Wintar's-ohiH. She sits at leisure, questioning of God’s Will._ My chil^has ceased to breathe, and all is Is heaven so dark that Thou dost grudge, my light? ■ : 0 Life! 0 Qodl I must discover why Time moves so slowly by. O mother sweet, if cares must ever fall. Pray do not make them stones to build a wall Between Ihee and thy own; and miss thy right T & h e s t gifts are “s ® . — Tie Ghriitian Weeklv. ABIDIHG nr CHRIST. f a f e A-biding in CLriat is but ai name for the exercise of living lau-u, emphasizing that grand element of faith, the rest o f tb« aoul in Him.— Faith not only comes to Him, under the-iofluence o f sodden feeling and for the relief o f occasional necessities, but it stays with Him, as the source and center\ o f daily spiritual life. It is not a specific exercise, whether of the AFTER M A M ROTISO Y E ^ S . The Ketnrn of the Wan- deper and how He lonndthegiplH e L e f t . B e h i n d H i m , The good ship-Tamar was bearing Up Channel before a brisk southwest wind. The passengers were gathered OQ deck conversing in little groups as they stou^ watching the green Rlnglish shores lying bright and still in the afternoon light. Bttt one stood apart from the rest, leaning over the stern tafirail, gazing with fixed eyes and thoughtful fajse. H e was a man o f about forty-five years o f age, o f somewl^at spare onild, with an ample brown beard ami bronze- tanned cheeks. A near scrutiny would bave revealed something o f sadness in his eyes at the moment, as though the prospect o f again setting foot on his natiTe land, from which he bad been absent for many years, was not wholly one o f pleasure. It wai not only the green English shores that he saw as he gazed from'the vesseradeck; all day, ever since the ship had passed Plymouth, a vision, summoned up by the memories which the thought of that town- brought back, had been floating before his eyes. H e saw a cot tage on the outskirts o f the town, with a garden sloping to the sea. In the soft tpUight of the June day two figures, a youth and a girl, stood in . . r S a y leave GHICM^ For cooncll BInffs, Omzha, and caHfornia, Cottiioil Bluffs. . .'. For St. F aul and llinneapolis. t w o tbroagfe trains daily, witk Ftaiman Palace Cars attached on both trains. For Green Bay and Lake Snpertor, Two trains daily, with Pullman Palace^Cars attached, and running through to Marfluette. For Milwankee, Four throngh trains dally. Pullman Oarson night trains. Parlor Chair Cars Sparta and Winona an-lpoints in ffinnesota. One Throngb Train daily, witb PuH- Two t&rongS lonnigbtiram. For Dubuque and La Crosse, via Clinton. Two through trains daily,.with Pfijlman Oars on S ’ S . , . , T . , tmtas daily. Pullman Oars to Missouri Valley Junc- For Lake Geneya, Four trains dally. For Rockford, Sterling, Kenosha, .Ja n e s v ille , and otter points, yoa.caTEtttTo from two to ten trains dafiy. ipiritual ■dse, wbi underatonding or the heart, in the re ception any particular truth; but rather the habitual attitude of the soul towards Ohiisfc, which rfeChiYSS whatCTcr He says, because He says >» . __ the gm^deu beseeth the limek-trees.— They were bidding each other faf^ well with many protestations of un dying love and eoustanoy, spoken from the heart in the case ol? both. Cir cumstances were sending the yonth from his home to try his fortune in a far-away land. JSut he would return, ^nd take the girl, hia accepted wife, back with bim i aud meanwhile Bhe could wait contentedly, assured o f the' Strength of his constif^cy and her affection. H e had gone away, and— well, events had not turned out quite as tho youth and the girl had In tended. Gfeorge S erder had then looked for ward to retumiog to loglaod with somewhat different feelings fronil^hosd which he was at present experiencing. Instead of thoughts o f wedding bells, h'e was coming back with no deeper the friends and home o f hiaboybood. On the’ afternoon of the following day the Tamar dropped anchor of Wravesend. George Herder, on reach-, ing London, took a cab and was set down at a house in Hays water* He gavo the servant who opened the^door bis name, and, following her op*stairg, entered the room into -which she showed him. A s he did so, a man rose from the table at which he was seated, glanced for a moment at the strauger, and then came quickly for ward and grasped him by bath hanus. ** Geoi^e, old man, is it yon. W cl- come back to England. But 1 can’t tell how glad I feel at seeing you again, old fellow!” ' ' “ Lid you get my telegram ?” asked Herder. ” y«Si I gQt H i I have beennalk- ing to my iandlady,^ and she < really felt. thought you“wouicr nke^ her,” answered Hammond. “ The ees4 62 Clai Sherman House; corner Canal ana f t . . your borne ticket agents, apply to MARVIR HU 6 HITT. :en. Sup’t, Chicago, w. H. !Tiii»rri,9«i.PiMs.Arte S’ft!? liar piC' 'gSug arrangemant migl K E W D E 2 ^ T A E O T T I C E l Dr. T. A. HOARD, A appertaiDin?to ___ _ destined purpose, ere ■nr—V ''I'TWr i I 4 <2£* i ^ <■ - , t __v\+ mattjidoca, or down the loDg deohti* ties o f a lingering disease, before even a distant view of their work has been X S E L S T ' X ' X S ' X ' I R ' ^ In the mostthorough and efficient manner, npDn biiefnotice. OFFICE OVER BTJRRHA'’S DEHG STOKE, IN POPPER’S BLOCK. Main Street, Herkimer. OfficaJ^nrs from 8 o’clock to 12 G E O R G E W , S M I T H , M e n B j aaS CuMselor at t o i , CO.or neimol ArSohermer’sCloiMng Store.1 \Z\- Wm practice i» the State, aad TTnited States J. D, HENDERSON, AltOFU^y & C o u n s e llo r a t L a w , • OFFICE* ________ .A-TTOORrlSlErX' XltA-VF, Speeial attention «iven to C TBaflnKQASP hSABIHO. ^ a plam. teKibl® hand* that HERK iatK B , K- Y® he crowned with an immortality of success and blessings the lives fools ii^arded ai jnadfi«88, find the end that has been without human honor. It is but a part o f that mer ciful fire in which he »pnrgrag.aw»X the dross from the seven-times rehned sold of a spirit; which shall be worthy of eternal bliss.—Tarron |® * T 48 t no one comtbrfc himself in the intense activity of hi» mmd on the subject of religion. That m one of the things to be dreaded. To be was st* always thinking, debating, scheming, gazing iu reference to the great questions of when I religion, without using any of the Iftl- euts that bdoug more appropriately «hd and the x®ceiviug o f God, is I we ean share this ro< it did not escape his companion’s no tice. W as it possible that he knew that face and figure ? The lady was middle aiied, of a rather small and slight figure, with a fiice not regularly moulded, but soft, refined and expressive; brown hair, with-a ripple, in it, and brown eyes. The face bad lost the rounded curves o f g irlhood and a i l the color that once mantled ih it; the eyes had somewhat faded, and there were not wanting lines upon the brow; but surely George could not be mistaken. The light from a bracket above the piano fell upon the player, and revealed her face and figure in clear outline. She played an arrangement o f Irish melo dies, old and familiar airs all of them, bat so delicately and sympathetically played that the whole room was hushed to listen. Conversation ceased for the time, and several of the card- players ^from the adjoining room, abandoning their game, came forward and stood at the doors while thfi music continued. It was evident that the skill of the performer was well known to many, of the company. Herder listened with rapt ears. The music wfil Stirring old memories in his heart, reviving them with a strange power. I f anything, had been needed to confirm him In his recognition of the performer the music she had happened to choose would havedone so. Were not some of these old airs once bis chief fitvorites, airs that used to haunt hloq for days together, and that still came hack upon him now and then ? The music ceased, a murmur of ap plause went around the room, and the performer rose and left the piano. “ Thatlady plays admirably,” ob served Herder to his companion, with an effort to appear calmer than he young fellow in Australia. “ Was that the general report?” asked Herder. ened ^ into a little pool, with an over hanging rock on one side, and oa the other a close line of wHlo^ ^ “ W I , UPCOMMOtt to dropping hott^BS^pt the clear hrt “ And what is yonr opinion ?” ^ the bank fishing, lotted up^a^^B had And what is v.onr-opinion?” 'T h e r e is n ^ ^ r w h o m liking-tbi lawered Ham m o n d ; “ and. it believd anything unworthy o f her. ” There is no lady of my acquaint ance ^ r whom ! have a greater respect and liking-than for Mrs. Ham m o n d : “ ai eater respect , Tfillfifice” I I would :rs. he ‘‘ Yallance I Are you sure that is the name?” asked George, and the disappointment in hia voice was evi dent. \ Perfectly,” replied Hammond, a little surpriseci. “ I know her Very well. Why do you doubt it ?” “ Oh, it’s o f no consequence; I sup posed I waa mistaken; but it’s very strange.” The last part of Herder’s sentence was spoken in an absent, half-musing way, as though the speak er had grown suddenly unconscious of his companion’s presence. “ What is strange ?” said Hammond, “ You seem greatly interested in Mrs. What is the ” Have you known ISnsTTallance' long, Fred ?” “ Y e s; and I have the pleasure of knowing her pretty intimately. There k somewhat of a., little history con nected with her.” “ la there ? Would you mind telling it to m0j i f it 18 not a private matter r “ I can tell you what I . know of Mrs. Vallanc®,” began Hammond, when the two man had reached their lodgings, and were again seated, each in an easy-ohair, at the open window, for it was summer-time, “ in a few sentences, for it is after all a simple enough story. When Mra. Vallanca was a sprl o f twenty, she was engaged at Plymouth, where she resided, to a young fellow a few years older than herself. Unfortunately, however, he- had not the wherewithal to keep a (om ini < might suit it, and trusts in Him as the ws truth and the life. The popiil tare o f a woman, tosaed and struggling present in a swift stream, and clinging with , vou Bav?” her thin fingers to a slippery rock, „ capitally,” answered surmounted by a stone cross, is H^e^der. “ I t will be convenient, our ago of doubt and despair. Let aosa iogetber, for we have much to whohavehungthatpicture upin their g^_ ® ^ each other. F li need to be hearts, and miscalled it faith, take it about London, too ; Tv* for- a o j r e j a ? 4 p « w i » p i w ° » ^ jotte# my m y grratty, snd Ifin d Bible pictures ; a trustful child r e sti^ many o f the places changed.” in the arms o f its mother; a sorrow- Hammond held fi position of ful, bat comforted woman leaning, as ^ iMponaibility in the Civil Ser- a loving spouse, on the Strong firm 01 Oaorge Herder’s her kinsman Eedeemer; or Wen the_ chiefly occupied in looking less complete, but beautiful image oi ^ friends' in London with a fruitfor bough by a well, whqsB i,*,j kept up «n acquaiutance branches run over the wall, and m ^ correspondence. Hfimmond and whose clusters the dew and the sun^ hs had finished dinner in theit* lodg- light havb wrought the smell of Leb- . produced theb pipes, anon ai^ the excellency o f C a r m e l-- tjjg formfir Mid : M. J. VWilu$le6* ' got an «ngagemenfc fbr thw * * ' I . , ovening,^ which it’s too Ifitfi' BOW to nor tw e e alone in tne think o f getting OfT. Sower werjrgood has God seemed to fri«ndg o f mine, who live in a square __ ____________ _ -.®rvrvm V«1 4vr®vin- In’ iiliAn Hfi WAS dOlDl? IH JiiDglADClj ll© But it is perhaps too much to expect from average human nature, and I don’t claim anything ideal for M] Yallance, that a woman should able to keep up a strong afiection for a man away in Australia for a num ber of years, and under the cheerless conditions I have described, with noth ing to feed it on but an occasional There was whfeh the two mei in silence. Then “ I think a life spent as mine has been, has at least one advantage over yours, Fred—-it is not so apt to make a man become so rapidly skeptical about everything, as one passed in cities; not so prone to think thac people are much the same everywhere, or so con tent to assign the least noble motives for human action. I now T in this case of Mrs. Vallanee, 1 am able to inform you that both common report and yourself were wrong, at least in one important respect; Miss Maurice— that was the young' lady’s maiden name, I^ think, though you did not. mention it—did receive such a letter as you describe from her friend in Australia; a letter^ too, that released her completely from her engagement.” “ And how on earth do you know all this?” he asked. “ For the simple reason that I am the young fellow that went to Austra- -- —— _ — - _ - ^ -- - You, George!” exclaimed Ham mond, Starting from his chair, and staring in his companion’s face.— “ How is it I never heard a word of this before ? I thought we knew most of each other’s affaire, as young men.” “ Well, Fred, for a year before I became engaged to Miss Maurice you were in Germany with your mother and sister, and I was away, you know, before you came back. I never men tioned my acquaintance with Miss Maurice to y o u ; I was rather a shy and shapae-faced fellow, somehow, about that sort of tbiqg, and I did not tell even so close a chum as you, about it, though I was on the point of doing so when 1 started so suddenly for Australia. After that I felt the less inclined to write about the sub ject ; my prospects were so vague anif! “ I t was rather strange George, I never heard your name mentioned in the matter, and there was nothing to make me think of connecting you with Miss Maurice’s friend, You knew Mrs. Vallanee again, t|ien, to- Qighv ? I could not think what made •your manner so odd.\ “ Yes, I knew her. She is much changed, of course, though not world’s history hai make his very beat and grav^t aer- gjoaeby, have a sort of musical par- vants drink to the very dregs the cup conversation. Would you oar® of fippareut failure—called themAud^ to go?” inly away by the sharp stroke of » ^ for a short time, i f you can use the liherly of introducing me to your fn«ad«> said Herder. ' „ . . Mrs. iforcott entertained a sufficient number guests tkaiaveniag to fill her drawing rooms comfortably with out qrowding. Music, conversation and cards for the more elderly of thb ly than he w a s doing in E n g lam L resolved to emigrate to Australia.-- He was to return in a short timfe and take the girl out with hip. In Australia he started sheep-farming, ‘I believe; but his success way by no means so rapid as he had hpped for. Years passed on, and sttll there seem a d n o p r o s p e c t o f h is jieing^soon aTile to return to Englaod. A t last th e g ir l receiv e d a letter^, from h e r affianced lover—whose name I never happened to hear—stating that he could not possibly say when he would be in a position to fulfil his promises to her. Under these circumstances h e co u ld n o t a s k h e r to w a it a n y lo n g er for Mm, and therefore released her from h e r en g a g e m e n t. W e l l , th e g irl was sad and depressed enough foP'fi while, they aay, but by and by she seemed to get over it. About' this time Mr. Vallanee, an old friend of tbg^lSSher’s, came good deal, about thtjjoase, and it was soon evident that he wm attracted by the daughter. Vallanee was a partner in a long- establwhed mwijantUe house in Lon don, and was reported to be rich. He was ft kind-hearted and estimable man in many ways. Thp parents looked •favorably upon his suit, and when ho proposed for the daughter’s hand, she accepted him. They were married. 'T a handsome h« like a Juno rose, and eyes like sunshine. Both the rosebud^ and the light in her eyes have faded; but she is still i£ate Maurice, the same sweet-looking wo man I knew long ago. One thing on ly made me hesitate as to whether I was not mistaken, after all, and I don’t of tht ipDfMpg had had (bC Cli married was a Mr. Fw ing; but-X sup pose there was some mistake about the name.” “ I t was a mistake,” said Ham mond ; “ but I see how it probably o ^ whose 788 on the bank fishing, looked up as Her der approached. He had a frank, intelligent face, and brown waving hair. , . ■ “ Good sport this morning ?” asked Herder. *<Hot first-rate;” and the speaker lifted the lid of the small creel that lay on the grass beside him, for the stranger’s inspection of the morning’s “ This used to be a good spot, and this is not a bad morning either; a little too- bright, perhaps,” continued Herder. “ The river isn’t so good as it was once, I think, s ir; at least i f all the stories old fishermen tell o f it are true; but I dare say these old chaps either forget or exaggerate. I get a good lot o f fish sometimes, though generally higher up. than this. Do you ever fish here, sir ? I never saw you,” “ I did once,” answered George; “ I think I know every yard o f it from this to tho Bridge-end Inn. Is the inn still to the fore ?” 1J ^ snppose it would be old M arley who 'kept ifc when you were a boy, sir, His nephew Fred has it now.” “ Ah I so old Dave is gone.” The. two fell into a conversation about trout-fishing and all pertaining it. In a little whih [n a little while the youth left il, and moved slowly u]p the Hsfder walking by his side— In the pool, Stream, J . ___ „ _ _ a frank, bright, intelligent boy, who gosaipped on with th© open-hearted freedom of aa English youth. What was it in the tones of his voice, every now and then, that puzzled Herder ion’s face, and as he did so another face came slowly back and filled bis mental vision. A strong desire to learn his young companion’s name possessed him, and he asked it. “ John Vallanee,” was the answer, “ May I ask yours, sir?” Georg© hesitated for a m o m e n t, an d then told his surname. “ Herder,;’ repeated the youth. “ X know that name. There’s an old la- Miss Field, who lives near us, a eat friend of my mother, who has a iphew, named Herder. She often talks of him. George, she always calls him. But he’s in Australia; been there for ever so long.” Herder did not answer; the two re sumed their talk upon fishing, and „ from that it turned upon other sub- irticularsi of mother, his imself and his school for from him the leading pa his life. H e spoke of his i sister Katy, hii ilife. freely and uneonstrainejlly. there was nothing to concial. The two new friends parted very cordially. Before Herder reached the town again he had resolved to visit Mrsf Vailance. When he had parted from his aunt in the morning she had told him he should do so, and h© had ans wered her with a half promise, not himself certain that h® wished to fol low her advice immediately, though 'the intention o f making himself known Mr. Vallanee was a junior partner, J ”’ Y e s ; more easily as it passed ;b several mouths by the time The title of the firm o f which . lance was a j — ’ ------ — was Griffith & Ewing. “ Yes through it reached me.” » “ And I suppose that letter of yours expressed the real state o f things with you at the time?” “ E x a c tly; you have got the gist of. the letter quite correctly. When I wrote that, X saw no prospect for years to comt of heiug able to marry, yFhen .things d id a t length, tak© a turn in thu tight direction with me, I made fair progress. ' A nd now, though I am not a wealthy man, Ihavft as much as I had any right to expect.’ , “ W®U* George, how is this littl® story of yours to end ?” , And as Hammond spoke, he looked quietly into his friend’s face, but with not a little curiosity. “ A h , how ?” answered the other, and the friends again for a little re lapsed into silehcO. ^ - “ Is Mrs. Vailance slaying in Lon- fou know ?”^iu‘ sen paying a short visit making hlmsi sooner or later to Mrs. Vailance had been in his thoughts sineo bis conver sation' with Hammond. The events o f ih t iporuiug had had the effect of tentlon. H e knew _ ij-j lived ; he had been dii:eel:adLttt,..._.,^ Miss Field, and be had to pass it in returning to his aunt’s house. He rang the h ell; and instead of Us he- ing answered by a servant, the door was opened by Mrs. Vallance herself. *. quick, Blightiy started, half-doubt- ii look came into Mrs. Vallance’s ‘‘^Mrs. ■Vallanee,” b© said, “ do you know an old friend ?” H is voice con firmed her recognition. “ You are—George Herder,” she answered in* a low voice, which, des spite the effort made to control it trembled. She led him into a little mttifig-room- - , t You knew roe again very quickly, generous son-in-law. But this in a, day or two, she told me, jepU- Bufe thii \1 did not house to m M m gpmiuai dJtrknn?fe.~'^oi , tbs atoppod payment. The affair made a coniiderable talk in the city at the time. H« never recovered from the shock, and in a year after thefirm inded payment, he died, was left almost entirely d ^ £ « M ! . “. i S K S S S l hardly be otherwise than that George should every now and then feel som^ what at loss what to do with bimselfi Hu had exchanged a few eommon- plasse© with an old Ittdian officer to whom he had been iptroduped, and was standing in a cornet o f the room gazing rather aimlessly about him, •when Hammond came up and said; « l ’m a&aid this Isn’t very lively for you, but I think we need not stay any lunger. I^re explained matters to Mrs. ITorcott. I Jasfc Want yon to heav this lidy play, and then well ^ The piano stood at the opposite end lu a UAj ur ouo ed Hammond. ” When do you think of going to Fiymouth yourself “ Tn his is is W ednesday; I b h ii^ *• x »s . shall go on Friday or Saturday, T am anxious to see my old aunt. She IS almost my only fclation now left.” -The Friday evening following found Herder at F ly mouth. Early the next morning he visited his a u n t, a n d on® or two old friends, and then* made his way in the direction o f the ol4 bousp of the party. The sight somewhaX surprised h i m , ff>r v isitors o f t h e m a le sex were not frequent at the cottage; but h i s s u r p r is e w a s i n e r e a w d ten fold when he made, o u t the figure an d f a c e o f h is frien d of the monjing.-, “ J o h n ,” sa id M r s. V a il a n c e , when her son h a d apptoaphed, th is i s an old friend of mine, who tells m© thai you and he have already naet. H e is the nephew o f Miss Field, and went to A u s t r a lia m a n y y e a r s ago, as y o u have heard her tell. H i s co m in g b a c k h a s t a k e n u s b y surprise.” “ Why, when I mentioned Miss F i e l d ’s name this morning you never said anything I” said John. “ Ko ; I must ask your pardon for th a t little d e c e p tion ,” sa id H e r d e r w ith a sm ile. “ I w a s n o t sura a t th e time ^that we should meet again George found himself lin g e r in g in Plymouth far longer than he had in tended. Hia aunt pressed him to ex tend his visit, and he fell in very readily with her wish. Soon. John Vallance and his sister became accus tomed to the sight o f Herder’s brown beard, and kindly, sun-bronzed face, at their home, and the friendship be tw e e n G e o r g e an d th e y o u n g p e o p le grow and ripened. H e r d e r h a d been m o r e t h a n a m o n th at Plymouth, when one afternoon he m a d e h is w a y to th e Y a l la n c e s ’ cot in fr< house. George came direct to the matter. “ Hate,” he said quietly, but not without a tremor in his voice, “ I don’t know whether I can offer you the same sort o f love as Xd|d lopg ago. I suppose a young fellow’s love is nec essarily somewhat different from that of the middle aged man’s, but I can ffas'nW tliougfil he gave up hope for you. Can you accept it ? I am going to London to morrow, to write and arrange matters, with my business men in Australia.— I have staid in England ' about as long as 1 had intended. Am I to re turn to my bush life, or to remain here for good? It depends upon you.” Kate. Vallance'placed her hand In Herder’s. “ Then I think we shonld all like you to stay, George,” she It was but a few minutes after this that John and Katy Vailance return ed from an afternoon’s walk. “ John,” said Herder, with his hand the boy’s shoulder, “ step-fathers are not always representad as popular people, either in books or in real life. But supposing I was to become yours won|d^ ivQ he the worse friends.^ think ISTo, S ir; I think not,” answered John with simple heartiness. “ I have never known a father, and I will glad- l y tak:e y o u fo r o n e /^ “ And Haty,” continued Herder, tu r n in g to the g irl, and drawing her to h is sid e , “ I k n o w y o u w i l l s a y th e same as John.” ■ IJext morning Herder was in Lon d o n , and in th e e v e n i n g o f th e sam e dayfound himself at Hammond’s lodg ings, Fred listened to his friend’s brief statement with a quiet smile.-^ When it was finished he said; “ A m o n th ag o , y o n rem e m b e c , I ask e d you how your little story was to end, and you gave m e a doabtfnl answer. You have answered tne now in the most satisfactory way. I congratu late you, George, mOst heartily; and I ask is that you let me be your -'tiesE m a n .’ ” I f we could only read each other’s hearts. We should be kinder to each other. If we knew the woes, bitter ness and physical annoyances o f our neighbors, we should make allowances for them which we do n o t how. We, not more thai for tliom \wllicli W© <o 3 n o t how . W younger brotfaer, go about masked, uttering stereotyped himself under the sentiments, hiding our heart-pangs digging sand with KEEPHTG AT IT. A man who inherits wealth may begin and worry through threescore years and ten without any very defi nite object. In driving, in foreiga travels, in hunting and fishing, in club-houses and society, he may man age to pass away his time ; but he will hardly be happy. It seems necessary to health that the powers of a man be trained upon some object, and steadi ly held there day after day, year after year, while vitality lasts. There may come a time in old age when the fund will have sunk so low that he can fol low no consecutive labor without such a draft upon his forces that sleep can not restore them. Then, and not be fore, he should Stop work. But, so long as a man has vitality to spare upon work, it must be used, or it ■will become a source of grievona, harassing discontent: The .mah will not know what to do with himself; and when ho has reached such a point'as that, h e ii unconscionsly digging a grave for himself, and fashioning his own coffin. Life needs a steady channel to ran in —regular habits of work and of sleep. It needs asteady, stimulating aim—an aim toward something. An aimless life can never be happy, or, for a loog period, healthy. Said a rich widow to a gentleman, still laboring beyond his n eeds: “ Do not stop; keep at it.” The words that were in her heart were: “ I f my husband had’nt sto^ ped, he would be alive to-day.” And what she thought was doubtless true. A greater shock can hardly befall a man who has been active than that which he experiences when, having relinquished his pursuits, he finds un used time and unused vitality hang ing upon his idle hands and mind.-— The current o f his life is thns thrown. into eddies, or settled into a sluggish pool and he be£;iii3 to die. T h e F ir s t A m e r ican C en t ,— T h e item going the rounds that the first coin called a cent was proposed by Robert Morris, and first issued in 1792, is contradicted by the Detroit Evening Nevis, which says that R. E. Roberts o f that city, has a cent o f still earlier date. It has on one side the sun and dial, underneath which the words’ “ Mind your Business,” and OQ the sides “ Fugio” and “ 1787.”— On the reverse a circle of thirteen are one.?’ It was always understood to have been designed by Dr. Franklin. Such is a. correct description of the first cent' In this Centennial era correctness in matters o f history is im portant. In this connection the ques tion arises, as it bas about pins, where have the millions of old red cents made by the Government gone to? The answer to which is very simple. The old fashioned large red cents con tained more than a cents worth o f cop per, or at least did so for a number of years. They were carefully saved and melted up for copper, and now may be found in copper utensils of nearly every kind, and also reappear in the smaller copper cents issued by the Government. L aughing C hiudren . —Give me the boy or girl who smiles as soon as glance in through the window, gay, happy and kind- Such a boy will be fit to “ make up” into a man—at least, when contrasted with the sallen, mo- rose, crabbed fellow, who snaps and snarls like a surly car, or growls and grunts like a hyena from the moment he opens his angry eyes till he is con fronted by his breakiast. Such a girl, other things being tavorable, -will bo iterral to aid in gladdening good mate some comfortable home, dr to refine^ civilize, tame and harmonize a rude brother, making him gentle, affection ate and loveable. It is a feast to even at such a joy, in spring girl, and the smiles flowing, so to speak, from her parted lips, displaying a set of clean, well-brushed teeth, looking almost the personification of beauty and goodness j singing and as merry as the birds that commenced their morning concert long before the lazy an. whole flood of light and warmth upon the earth. Were you ^Efaere? How did I never see you ?” Her voice was still hot very firm, . , „ ^ - “ Easily enough; I was with Fred Hammond. W e did not stay long, and I kept a good deal in the back ground, for I knew hO one.. I did not see you till jusfc before we left, while you were playing.” The meeting might have seemed to casual ondooker a very ordinary one, and to one o f an emotional . ma ture, who mis aware o f nothing furth er than that the two were old friends, less cordial than the occasion warrants ed. Herder Daffated to his listener the chief events.of his colonial fife; and K a t e i^ ted -b e j r biBtory since th e two had; ps®ted» And thus' it was that, with old\memories, waked to new life, stirring in the heart o f eacbi the two met and.talked with scarcely sentiments, hiding and our headaches as carefully as we can I and yet we wonder that^ others do not discover them by intuition.— W e cover our best feelings from the light; we do not so conceal our resent* mentis and dislikes, o f which we are prone to be proud. Often two people sit close together,' with I love yon,” in either heart, and neither knows i t blither thinks «loould bo fond; but what’s the US© of wasting fondness on one who does not care for it i” ftnd so they part and go their wa^ alone.— jiife is a masquerade at -which few un mask, Bveq^to thpir very dearest; and though there is need of much mask ing, would to beavefl we dared show plainly burVeal faces, from birth to death, for thensome few at least would truly love each other. “Jack,” screamed a bright-eyed, golden-haired, fair-faced little girl of six summe'ra, to her v?h o h a d d u m p e d wall where he was sand with a strip o£ sbiugle, you good-for-nothing little you are the torment of my scam p , ju u n io buo bvluicub vx uijr life ! Come right into the house, this very minute, or I’ll take the bide ofi’qi you I Come in, I ity , ” e x c l a i m e d h © r f e l iUpporfc of herselt «na ner young children. She removed to Plymaath tgiin, b«gau to give music lewons, and ia thi»*way has maintam- ed herself and ftimily ever since, and very nobly sha has done it. I haV© given you tbe most favombie veision o f h er story. ^ A s regards her engage- Georg© walked round th® h onse, stood gazing over the low garden-wall lof a while, and then strolled away in w e direction o f the bill© in tb© rear. By 1 a stream ffow- __ afternoon schoi , room, and was introduced to the etran- Yon will Stay to tea with us. M l Herder, will you not, and wait till John eom«s back?” Mrs, Yallance C r e d it a n d .C a s h .— *-A grocer in the town of Santa Clara, CaL, has adopted an original method qf bufli- neas. E|ich side o f the store i$ fitted up for boginssa on its own acepunt.— the other credit When a cnitoiner comes in the first' question aiked is; “ D o you wish to buy for cash or account?” If itis a, cash cnitomw the goods and prices on thu o a s h sMe are shown, but If it ia one who wanH credit, iie is eUownf tli© other made to reali*® the value of ready money.,'' $Sr A boy was asked which was the ja r It is best to live aa Meads wUb tlkoae in time^ witli wixoni would be through hll etorcity. Bpeaking,» lady geated heraeif at ,t j hinted tbeir doubt® at the tim© ^ „ naturally induced, When he iog hiff return,, John. . dinner. John Y a llance’s ^ © r t irapVoveu as th© day worf oh, a n d k® lingeied late at the fiveri mother and sister, said. “ R ^ h t, my dear «jmld, th © g r a t i f l l e d p r i v e t i “ a n d w b y ; arse tOviyigt r* h y . T o t l . who chanced to come up at that meat, “ what ia the world are saying ? Is that the way you talk to your little brother?” ‘‘Oh, no, pa pa,” answered the child, prom p tly, and with an innocent smile. “ We were playing keep house, and I am Jack’s mamma, and I was talking to him just as mamma talked to me this morning. I never really spank him, as mamma does me sdmetimeg,” A G o o d V o i c e —“ Madam, do you 1know that you posgesg one of the beat Yoices in the world?” said a saucy fellow to a Chicago woman one day. ^‘Indeed do you think so?” replied she, with a fi.ash of pridp at the corns pliment. “ I do, most certainly,” continued the rascal, “ for if you hadn’t, it would have been worn ont long ago.” . For the first time in that woman’s life she hadn’t a word to say. it worse tOvijiigt ------ cause you can’t tie » rag roano riiem,” exelmmed th e chllA' - 18 ^ He that ewelis in presperi^, will be fiure to shrink in adverrii^. “ Rah I for Birfchington’s wash- day,” exclaimed a patriotic White- haller, who Was not only full of spirits of 1776, but who had also a large qnnntity o f the spirits o f 1876 aboard, as he tumbled into the house last even ing. Just then he observed his wife’s gafter hoot gliding toward him, Bur- mounted by red and wbitestripes, and aa hia head camo Jown against; ihs Btovc hearth,'he saw many etars, which eo filled him with patriotism thnt h e poured o u t a b out a pint o f h is m m blood for his country.*-TOte* . S&^ Them is this paradox in life * it makes some meu ridicalons, but ■pravents others from becoming so.