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Don't Take it to Heart ! ?
There's many a trouble
Would break like a bubble
And into the waters of Lethe
Did not we rehearse it,
And tenderly nurse it,
Ann give it a permanent place in
There's many a sorrow
Would vanish to morrow,
Were we not unwilling to furnish
the wings ;
So sndly intruding
And quietly brooding,
It hatches out all sorts of horrible
How welcome the seeming
Of looks that are beaming,
Whether one's wealthy or whether
one's poor !
Eyes bright as a berry,
Cheeks red as a cherry,
The roan and the curse and the
Resolved to be merry,
All worry to ferry
Across the famed waters that bid
us to forget
And no longer tearful,
Rut happy and cheerful,
We feel life has much that's worth
living for yet.
MRS. JONES' ELOPEMENT.
Mr. Jones came home that after
noon feeling cros and tirocl. liusi-
ness had been dull, and tne cierks
had been provoking. When he
felt out of sorts, as he did that day,
a nice supper and his wife's com
pany were the best anuuoira ue
bnckiv nf. an d he hoped to have
them effect a cure in this instance,
a they often had in other in
stances. . ,
But Mrs. Jones was out, tne gin
said. . She had been, inusy "j.
room all the afternoon ; sne uiuu-i.
know what she was doing. About
an nour ago uo ni i'"v
tonnet and gone out, ana nau
charged her to tell her nusoanu,
when he came,nome,ium
should not be bacteuntir late tinme
evening. Goneouton parncumr
business, she saia," aaueu uiwk.
On particular business," growled
Jones. "I'd like to, Known wuw
rartionlar business sne nas. x
should say it was a wife's business
to stay at home, one jwuow, w
course, tnai x whs ."zvz
completely tiretl out, but that
doesn't interfere with her pleasure
in the least. She can enjoy ne?"
lust the same proDamy nu
more, necause i am v.v. j
I wish I knew wnere sne u
He went up to her room 10 ssec u
she had worn some of ner Desi
clothes. . . .
" Because, if she nas," reaaoneAi
Mr. Jones, " she's gone off to have
a good time, with some one she
cares more for than she does for me."
Mr. Jones' brow was black asany
thunder-cloud, at the thought. He
was in precisely the right frame of
mind to make mountains out of
But she hadn't worn any of her
new dresses. .
It can't be she's going to a
party, then," concluded Mr. Jones,
"or she'd have rigged up more.
It must be she's going somewhere
else, and wants to keep dark. It
begins to look mysterious. A
woman don't generally go off in
this way, without saying some
thing to her husband, and wear
her old "clothes, without .ita mail
ing something. ITve observed," said
Mr. Jones, Solemnly, to the Mr.
Jones in the glass. 'I'd like to
know what it all tfoe mean, any
how " :-.-..
It was Just at this Juncture that
Mr. Jonea discovered "ft letter on
Mr. Jones' writing-desk. It was
a freshly-written page1,4 beginning:
Mr. Jones, hair raised 6n end
when his eagle eye caught theslght
o( that name. What awful thing
had he discovered? Could? it be
that his wife was In the habit of
writing lettem to -gentlemen T-Perhaps
she has gone out to meet one
He read the letter through with
out stopping to take breath, from
beginning to end.
It read as follows:
44 Deak Edwakd:
I have re;id
peal over aud
word, of it is stamped upon my
heart. It has caused me tofizhtaland succeeded in securing the
terrible battle with mrself. I love
you, ana there is no use for me to
deny Mt. 1 cannot deceive my-
aeir, nor you, by so doing. But my
uuiy is to stay with my nus band.
- ... m r
i loaine mm l despise him ; he is
a tryaut but, he is my husband,
ana as such, i suppose he has a
claim upon me. in the eves of the
world, that you have not. But,
my darling, I love you, and I have
come to the conclusion to caste my
lot with yours. I will do as you
wish me to. I will meet you at the
oak tree to-night at ten o'clock. I
hope l shall "
And here, at the bottom of the
page, the letter broke off very ab
ruptly. The other side of the page
"Ureat Jehosophat!" That was
the awful word that broke from
Mr. Jones' lips, when he had fin
ished read i ner. It was the nearest
to swearing of any word he indulg
ed in. If ever he felt justified in
using it, he did now. His face was
a siL'ht to behold. It was full of
anger and surprise, and
"Shelove8 him. dose she," he
ejaculated, faintly. "And I'm a
tyrant, am Ir The wretched crea
ture! She loathes me, and de
spises me, does she ? I'll show her
a thins? or two. Let me see- ten
o'clock, at the oak tree ; I'll be
there, my dear, and I'll learn your
" dear Edward" something he
won't forget. I'll go out this bless
ed minute and eret a couple of offl
and we'll wait for you. 1
' - - mf
we'll surprise you a little.
Great Jehosophat! and she's actually
been deceiving: me all the time, and
letting some other man talk love
to her, and coax her to elope with
him ! I can't believe it, and yet I
can't doubt it, for here it is in her
own writing:. I wouldn't have-
believed it, if I hadn't seen it in
black and white. Dear me! 1 won
der if I can bear up under the aw
ful blow? What will folks say?
I shall be ashamed to meet anybody.
It's awful awful !" and Mr. Jones
wined his' face with his handker
chief, and looked the complete pic
ture of grief.
Mr. Jones was so "struck all of a
hean." to use his own expression,
bv the terrible intellieence that he
didn't stop to reason over the mat
ter, lie never once thought that
"Dear Edward" couldn't by any
possibility have received this letter,
since it hadn't been sent. He only
realized that his wife was going
to run mvav. and that she was eo-
ing to meet her lover at ten o'clock,
"I'll be there, my lady," said Mr.
Jones, significantly, putting on his
overcoat, preparatory to setting out
in search of the proper officers. "I'll
be there, and I'll give your 'Dear
Edward' something he didn't bar-
. v . 1 1 .-r-k n.i 11 if
erain lor. in xear ru wa.ru hiuj.
About nine O'CiocK jut. uones auu
a couple of officers came up tne
road stealthily, and secreted them-
dv behind a clump or ousnes
nor t h nlanfl where the two main- l
roads crossed each other.
"iflW VUU JU1UU Wiittlr A Ortj,
said Mr. Jones. "I'll go for mm,
and you keep out of the way, tin l
am done with him. I'll make mm
wish he'd never thought of such a
thing as .making Move to oiner
men's wives, see n l aou t. i n
pomraell him ! I'll trounce him
within an inch of his life, the con
temptible puppy I" and Mr. Jones
struck out right and left at his vis
ionary rival in a way that made tne
officers titter. ...
They waited, and waited and
kept waiting. The ten o'ciock
train came in, whistling shrilly.
And still no sign of either woman
or man for whom they were wait
ing Presently Mr. J ones oaue vnem
listen; he heard steps down the
road. . . ...
The night was dark, and tney
could not see a rod off. But he was
right in thinking he heard steps.
Some one was coming.
"It's him, curse him," mutterea
Mr. Jones. "JNow you lay low,
and mind what I say. Don't come
till I tell you to. I dare say l snail
half-kill him, but you keep off, and
let me be. I'll take the conse
quences, if I do kill him complete
ly. Great Jehosophat! rjust yearn
to get my hands on the wretch."
"He's close by now," whispered
one of the men.
"I see him," answered Mr. Jones,
in an awful whisper. "Here, hold
ray hat I'm going for him, and
may the Lord have mercy upon his
soul!" .. . . - .
Accordingly, Mr. Jones -went
for him." He made a rush at the
tall, black figure coming leisurely
up the road. He gave It a punch
in the stomach with one fist, and
another in the ribs .with his other
fist, snorting like a wna oun. ne
was too excirea 10 tai inwjiiigiuiy,
at first. The unsuspecting recipi
ent of such an extraoramary greet-
seemed hair-inclined to run at
a a .
first, hut. on secona tnouent, seem
ed to think better of it, and turned
upon his assailant.
"Take that, and that, and that,"
cried Mr. Jones, who had got so he
could utter words a trifle more co
herently by this lime, aeaung mows
right and left. "Kun away with
ill . S nM ..II
ray wire, win yu iuu um n
lain. I'll learn you to swoop round
the Jones family trying to break it
T.iro that and that! and
oh , great Jehosphat I"
Mr. Jones' tune suddenly chang
ed the the victim or a husband's
righteous wrath had brought his
cane to bear upon his foe and was
doing good work with it.
shrieked Jones, as the cane fell
upon his head and shoulders in un
merciful blows. "Murder I help I"
I " The officers came to his assistance
I "I'd like to know what this
means!" he demanded. I sup-
posed this . neighborhood was re
I ... - .v m m m
I snectabie, nut l should tmnk you've
all gone crazy, or else turned mgn
Wo'l! lot: vrtti trnnur what: tt
means," cried Jones. I don't be
lieve you will want to run away
with Samuel Jones' wife again."
"Is that you, Samuel Jones?"
asked the prisoner. "I thought
I your voice
sounded kind of famil
but you bellowed so I
couldn't make It out. Are you in
sane, or Idiotic or what v
"Lord bless me. ir you ain't on-
. . m mm.
cle Joshua!" said Mr. Jones faint -
iy. xie iei sinaii cuougn.jusfc ueun
to crawl through a knot hole. "I'm
-WW- .ll I I L. f A
awful sorry that this has happened,
but I couldn't help it, 1 didn't
know it was you. You see, Amelia's
fell in love with some fellow, and I
came across a letter this afternoon
that she had written to him, say
ing: she'd meet him here at ten
o'clock, and I erot these men to
helo me. and we waited for him.
and I thought you were the man !"
"Fell In love with another man
and promised to meet him here at
ten o'clock r stun ana nonsense i"
exclaimed uncle Joshua,' indignant
ly. "You were .always the biggest
fool ! You're crazy I"
"But I tell you I saw her own
letter." exclaimed Mr. Jones. "I
ain't crazy now, but I shouldn't
wonder if I was before long."
"You've lost all the sense you
used to have, and that wasn't
enough to brag of," said uncle
to the house, and
we'll ask Amelia what it means."
Uncle Joshua led the way, with
a pain in nis siomacn, causea Dy
Mr. Jones' energetic attempt to
teach his supposed rival not to
meddle with the Jones family, and
Mr. Jones followed in his wake,
with a sore head and a very black
v . mm . a m M M 9
There was a light in tne silting-
Mrs. Jones was there.
here. Amelia." exclaimed
uncle Joshua, bursting in like a
thunderstorm. "Your root or a
husband says you've fell in love
with some one, and that you wrote
him a letter saying you'd meet him
at ten o'clock to-night ana run
away with him, ana ne says ne's
seen this letter. Now, I don't be
lieve a word of it, but I'd like to
have you explain, if you can."
"1 never wrote any sucn tmng,"
declared Mrs. Jones, indignantly.
"You did !" exclaimed Mr. Jones,
"It's no use for you to lie about it,
Amelia. You've broke my heart,
and vou did write that letter. I
found it on your desk, and here it
is. It begins 'Dear JWioard.1 "
"Oh. I know all about it now."
cried Mrs. Jones, beginning to
iauerh. "Oh. dear me ! You see.
Laura Wade and I agreed to write
la story, anu i naa got mine nan-
done, and went over to reau it to
M. A . M
her this afternoon, and when I got
there I found that I'd lost a page of
it. I must have left It on my desk.
It was about a woman who was go
ing to elope my story was and
she wrote that she would go with
her lover, and then, when she
thought it all over,
'A - A I- -. .... n A 1 S 1 tlAW rirttW TKftk
HUIV BL IIUUID BLIU VW IICI viuv. a lie 1
naire that was missing was me one
rnt ti, her lover. You found it.
and thought I was going to run
away ! Oh, dear,' I never heard of
anything so funny ! O, dear me !"
and Mrs. Jones laughed until the
tears ran down her cheeks.
"I can't see anything very funny
about It," said Mr. Jones, feeling
rather sheepish. "How was I to
know that you were writing sto-
ries? You've no business to spend
m . m - i
That's so." growled uncle
Joshua, whose stomach began to
ieei uro mm uimoov. .v i
fool for writing stones, and Jones
is a fool any way."
Which was oor consolation for
Jones. The story of the whole af
fair leaked out and he will never
hear the last of Mrs. Jones' elope
ment. A Colony of Mad Men.
The town of Gheel situated in the
province of Antwerp, has been for
six centuries an abode of madmen,
and tradition even takes the story
back eleven centuries. There are
11.000 people In the place, and they
have charge of 1,300 lunatics from I
n broad, who are boarded around In
the families, and treated with great
consideration. The children from
youth are familiarised with the
business, and all the people know
how to mange those committed to
their care. The inhabitants are all,
so to speak, engaged in IhemrvtiUA
once of the
greatest social punishments that
can be inflicted on a family is to
declare that it is unfit to receive
such boarders. The lunatics are
disposed of among the inhabitants
according to their wealth or sta
tions, wealthy patients being sent
into the better families, and poor
ones to the poorer. Of course the
very immoral or dangerous lunatics
are not thus disiKwed of. The cures
onm fmm airtv t HA vfn t v.fl v a
Of Vi Tig- - a V W mmm ' - ' '"""I
- . . a m , I
f Ha hnnli-CiTl NhPPl la ill VinPO I
inin fnur Harriots. ah with its 1
overseer and pnysician. narge
a T . I
sums of money are spent in the
nlace by the patients, and families
irenerally are always desirous of
Having one or more lunatics ou their
How to Live.
A wealthy gentleman, of Boston,
several years ago, gave the editor
of the Worcester Palladium a short
narrative of his own experience.
He had an income of $10,000 a year,
(a large sum then, but not consider
ed so now,) a house in town, and
country seat a, few miles put. He
had several children a coach, fine
horses and driver; aud took pleas
ure in riding every day with his
Oneday when riding, the thought
struck him that each one of his
children would expect to have a
fine house, and coach, and horses
and driver, as their father had be
fore them, and to live as he lived ;
and if they did not, they would be
I nnhnnnv. He did not think that
1 ftn nfthm oonld hv thinM as he
I " P7 .
had them, or live as he was living ;
and he home; sent his coach
and horses to market, and sold
them; bought a cheap carry-all,
and became his own driver.
With emphasis he declared that
no amount of wealth could induce
him to return to his former mode
of living, for if any of his chil
dren should chance to be poor,
as in all probability some of them
would be, they should not suffer in
their feeling by the reflection that
their father rode in his coach while
they had to rouerh it on foot. The
example he gave them afforded
him satisfaction greater than his
wealth had to bestow. K. C. Pres
Neuralgia in Women.
A physician of a London hospi
tal writes to an English medical
Journal as follows :
There is no recognizeu reason
why of late years neuralgia of the
face and scalp should have increas-
ed so much in the female sex, as
a 1 . m
I a . a rwt
comparea wiin our own. i nereis
no doubt that it is one of the most
I common of female maladies one
of the most painful and difficult of
treatment. It is also a cause of
much mental depression, and leads
I more oi ten to naoiis oi liuemper
I . J. A
I . m . aw.
ance than any otner. xnis growing
prevalence of neuralgia may to
some extent be referred to the ef-
feet of cold upon the terminal
branches of the nerves distributed
to the skin ; and the reason why
men are less subject to it than wo-
man may to a great extent oe ex
plained by the much greater pro
tection afforded by the mode in
which the former cover their heads
when they are in the open air. It
may be observed that the surface of
the head which is actually covered
in man is at le
least three times that
allows to women ;
indeed, the points of contact be-
tween the hac or bonnet and the
head in the latter are so irregular
as practically to destroy any pro
might otherwise be
In all the black catalogue of vices,
which unhappily debase the charac
ter of the sons and daughters oi
Adam, tattling well nigh holds the
Dre-eminence. It is the meanest,
the most detestable of all habits,
a . - m m m m . -
and, once contracted, clings as it
were, with the tenacity or a demon.
In view of its depravity, and of the
m.ny and fearful vices following in
its train, the juora commanuea
-- , .. . ,
'f w r , Yu .
yations of Israel and say unto tnem:
'Thou shalt nqt go up and down, as
a tale nearer among tne peopie,
a a AM
Who so privily slandereth his
neighbor, him will I cut off.'
The rabid dog, let loose in a com
munity to bite whatever man or
beast he meets, is not so dangerous
. . . - a ma t
as tne tattler, i ne aog kuis oniy
the individual bitten, while the
tattler's venom poisons, madly and
a a. a a; m em w ir mm. uw.j m-aui a ma. mju a i
f,,- the whole community. He
0a neignborSj and listening
attentively, hears, perhaps, some-
thincr said that may be used to the
disparagement, possibly the ruin,
oi anoiner, wiiiun ic uim&a ctwwu
with the avidity with whicn tne
thirsty toper does the fiery fiuid,
and then goes forth with venomous
tongue to disseminate suspicion,
distrust and rankling hatred," where
before was the abode of neighborly
love and confiding trust.
Thus the peace of society Is mar
red, often disrupted ; confidence de
stroyed ; friends made foes ; discord
aud strife created, and all the dia
bolical schemes of the fat her of lies,
used to destroy all that is lovely
and of good report, furthered by the
tattler, who may wen oe comparea
to the viper in theraoie, tnat warm-
aod brought to
lire by tne care
of its kind-hearted benefactor, turn
ed and stung mm to the heart.
Keckipe fob 'Making Tat-
tlkks, Take a handful of the
weed called Runabout, the same
quantity of root UriJNImue-
bite, (either before or alter aog-
days,) a tablespoouful of Don't you
tell-it, six draenms oi Mai ice, a lew
drops of Envy, which can be pur
chased in any quantity at the shop
of Miss Tabitha Tea table and Miss
Nancy Nigbt-walk-er! Stir them
well together, ana simmer mem
for half an- hour over the lire or
Discontent, kindle with a little
jealousy, then strain It through tne
rae of Misconception, and cork it
O . . m, M A a
2 frv.. .mm mmf W aa I ntf.lnAll A m a
UU 111 lilt? UUVUC VI iiuucfuicuvo ouu
hang upon a SKciu oi otreet iarn
mm.Mm a aikldlknil lilt Fkff m ffu d S f m
and it will be fit for use. LasI a
few drops be taken before walking
out, and the subject will be euabitai
to speak all tnauner ofyyuaua mat
And Old Couple.
Probably the oldest couple in the
world is a man and woman who
live in Montgomery county, Indi
ana, and whose ages are respective
ly 113 and ill years, were married
eigiity-nve years ago. The name
of this ancient couple is Fruits. The
old man stands up as straight as a
ramrod, and does quite a good deal
of work every day. He has always
been a moderate liver, and uses no
tobacco, which is an argument
against tobacco users. But his wife
has been a steady smoker GO year-,
which is an argument in favor of
tobacco. The old lady is afflicted
with a cancer, which made, its ap
pearance upon her forehead about
forty years ago, and which she is
now doctoring with coal oil. At
one time in her life she weighed
225 pounds, but gradually shrank
away until now she tips the beam
Feet of the Chinese Woman.
A lady, writing in St. Nicholas
of the Chinese at home, thus speaks
of the girls and one of their noted
peculiarities. She says, speaking
of a young Chinese girl :
She had the tiny, pressed feet
that the Chinese consider not only
beautiful, but necessary to high
breeding: and they were encased
in the daintest of satin slippers,
embroidered in seed pearls. But
finery could not hide the deformity
produced by so unnatural process, niay also be mentioned in this Con
nor the awkward limp of the poor nection. The former is a good il
litlle lady as she leaned on the lustration of what is meant by the
shoulders of her maidens in hob -
bling from room to room. I asked
if the feet were still painful, and
she replied that for the last two or
three years a sort of numbness had
succeeded the pain, but that, form
erly, and from her earliest recollec
tion, her sufferings had been so in
tense that she would gladly have
died ; and that she had often, in
frantic agony, torn off the bandages,
and when they were replaced,
shrieked and screamed till delirium,
A S a .-.,J
for a time, relieved the conscious
ness of suffering. But after the fifth
year the pain gradually became less
intolerable, she said, and now she
did not think very much about it,
except when the bandages were
changed. Tiien the return of the
blood to the feet was such torture
as language could not describe. Yet
in reply to my question on the
subject, this gentle girl-wife said it
would be cruel in a parent not to
press the feet of his daughter, as he
thereby shut her out from good so
ciety, and made a plebeian of her
The bandages are always applied
in early infancy, and before putting
them on all the toes except the first
and second are doubled in beneath
the soles of the feet. The length of
the foot, after undergoing this pain
ful operation? never exceeds five
ordinarily is scarcely
The Goosebone and the Weath
The Louisville Commercial says :
The coosebone prediction are per
haps more closely watched in Ken
tucky than anywhere eise, ana it
may be called the Kentucky weath-
a A. A. iUA
er propnet. we must ias. uiw
breast bone of a last spring's goose-
none other will do, for the prophecy
does not extend beyond the year
in which the goose is hatched. It
must be divided into the different
parts, which 'represents the three
divisions "of winter. The breast
bone of a eoose is translucent, but
at places has cloud -like blots upon
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it. These blots denote coiu wram-
er. ix)King at tne uuiie ut-wic ua,
we find a little cold weather about
the first of December, which we
have realized, and there is another
blot beyond the center of the bone,
denoting cold weather about the
" - a m V
middle of January ; tnis ciouo we
. . 1 ST -. mm A a -M
ta rirtssiny now. anu bo mr un
little prognosticator has guided us
nVht. We are to have warmer
weather alter a lew nays oui me
worst is to come. The darkest
blots are near the end of the bone,
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and if the prophecy fails not, win
ter will veriiv the savins? oi com-
inginlikea lamb and going out
like a roaring lion, uur coiuest
weather will come after the middle
of Feburary, and our warmest
fires will be required for the part
ing days of winter and the first
days of spring. This is the goose-
bone prophecy, ana as wo nave
the word of a good old farmer tnat
it has not failed for fifty years, we
would advise the laying in oi a
ffood supply of coal and general
nr.r tiir.it ions to meet cold weather
for the poosebone has said it, and
old winter will be arter young
spring with a big icicle.
Parallel of the Sexes.
The North American says there is
un admirable partition of the qual
ities between the sexes which tne
Author of being: has distributed to
each with a wisdom that challenges
our unbounded admiration :
Man is strong women is beauti
ful. Man is daring and confident
woman is diffident and unassum
ing. Man is great in action woman
Man shines abroad woman at
Man talks to convince woman
to purauade and please.
Man has a rugged h(trt woman
a soft and tender one.
Man prevents misery woman re
lieves. Man has science woman has
Man has Judgment woman sen
sibility. i Man is a being of Justice woman
an angel of mercy.
From the Rotroit Free Press.
An Essay on Fish.
Fish may be divided Into classes
cod fish and fresh fish. The pro
priety of dividing them into classes
will boat once apparent when we
reflect that they are usually found
The mackerel is not exactly a
cod fish ; but he comes so much
nearer being a codfish than a fresh
fish, that for the present he is classed
with the former.
Fish exist in sizes to suit the pur
chaser, from minnows to whales
which are not fish, strictly speak
ing. Neither is the alligator a fish ;
but if we attempt to tell what are
not fish this article will far exceed
Its intended limits.
The herring is not absolutely a
fish ; he is a suggestion of departed
fih. But the otrongest suggestions
of departed fish are smelt. The
herring sustains the same relation
to the finny tribe as the Egyptian
mummy to the human race.
Fish are caught by measure and
sold by weight that Is, they aro
c.itight bv the gill and sold by the
But they are sometimes
caught by weight wait till you get
Contentment is the chief respite
to the successful fishermen.
Surveyors are apt to be good fish-
ermen, because tneir . unes ana an
gels are sure to be all right.
f ideal, and the latter as fitly repre-
sents the real.
Many land animals are repro
duced in the sea. 'lhus we have.
thedog-fnh, the cat fish, sea-lions
and sea-horses, but no sea-mules.
None of the above havo hind legs,
and any manner of mule without
hind legs, would be a conspicuous
U may not bo out of place to
mention Jonah in this connection.
ne was not a fish, but was once n-
1 1 At a. 1
eluded among the inhabitants of th j
deep. There has beetTconsiderable
dispute as to the name of the fish
that swallowed the gentleman
above mentioned, some persons ar
guing that the throat of a whalo 19
not large enough to swallow a man.
This objection seems to be inconse
Jonah might havo been made in
a smaller mould than other men.
Moreover, it was certain that he-
was cast over before being swal
lowedcast over the rail of the ves- .
There has been much speculation
also, as to the cause of Jonah's ex
pulsion from the whale's interior,
but the theory most generally ac
cepted is that he soured on the
He was very fortunate In reach
ing land, since he had no pilot. If
he had taken a pilot with him into ,
the stomach of the whale, he would
doubtless have selected Pauncheous
Pilate as the proper man. f I
But we digress. Let us return to
The cod fish is the great source of
all salt. In this respect Lot's wife
was nowhere : however, it would
be well to remember Lot's wife.
The saline qualities of the cod
fish permeate and percolate the
va3ty deep, and make the ocean as
salt as himself. Weighed In his
own scales ho is found wanting
wanting considerable freshening.
He is by nature quite social, his
principal recreation being balls
The cod-fish was -worshipped by
the Greeks ; but ho Is only half as
well treated by the inhabitants of
Cape Cod he is simply shipped.
Hence the difference between tne
Greeks and the inhabitants of Capo
Small fl-h are usually harmless,
but parents can't be too careful
about nerinittiner their children to
play where large fish abound, as it
an etaoiisneu iact
that the big
fish frequently eat
The jelly fi-h is, perhaps, the beet
understood of all the finny tribe,
because, being translucent It is easy
to see through him.
The greatest number of fish aro
eaten on Iriday, and the next
greatest number on Saturday, be
cause those that are left over aro
warmed up for Saturday's break
Argumentative persons are fond
of stilting that it is grammatical to
say that the five loaves and thno
fishes were ate, since live and three
were always eight. They should
be treated with silent contempt.
Fish are provided with air blad-
ders, so that they can rise from tho
depths of the sea by simply ninng
these bladders with air. If any one
is disposed to ask wiiere they get
the air for such inflation let him
understand in advance that this ar
ticle is not intended for the solution
of petty conundrums.
There are many interesting rujt
mors about nsn wnicn migntuo -mentioned
but the foregoing facts
may be considered as of-fish -al.
Praise never gives us much pleas
ure unless it concur with our own
. . . A I .
opinion, ana exioi us ior tnosu
qualities in which we chiefly ex
Thought engenders thought.
Place one idea on paper and an
other will follow It, and still an
other until you have written a page;
you cannot fathom your mind.
There IS a well of thought there
which has no bottom ; the more
you draw from it the more clear
and fruitful it will be.
Pleasure and sorrow are twice,