so VOL,. I. NO. 2. ASK K VI t.I.F, X. ('., MtR(H , . SIVGte COPT 2 OTS. MONTHLY GLEANER MOVI'FlliV tll.RANK.H, .1. M. Ki't.t.FH, tHlrlrtr. V. W.IHI', Km TOR. Twenty rent for 12 monthly issues. Three copies fur i rent Trial trip three issues fT 5 rout". Sample copies free Advertising rates l"w" Mian the lowest. For further Information address: Ho SH Ashevllle, N ('., Or J rM Kl I I UK. V'lirirt'ir Anti linninrM Milntiyrr. Suggestions as to new departments ill be carefully considered. Periodical, Iteliginiis, and Society Meetings inserted free of charge. KKI'OHTH FROM COMING PAPKK AS KoM.OWS: The Husiness Manager lias covered himself w ith hniior, nml has person ally mailed iimiiy copies of said work of I.ikni copies of ptiper ami now aUiut to filter the second ropy of his paper, which will soon appear, the coming month. Preparations art a foundation to clear up the muss of the old and make a clean record for the second production. Having called upon leading men who desire a communi cation, it has been decided to wait uou them, giving the Iliisincss Manager time to lain pat.-r longer aa some of the prominent subscribers are -writing for the paper. It in de wired' for an article to b written to ease the pain on the Manager with an much relief ax possible. No cause to complain nays the Manager, for my actions will speak louder than wo r tin. It seems, how ever, many papers and other reading matter have been written In many Feneration. How are they conducted aa a rule. Hiinple, but little satisfac tion to our estimation. Know It is hard to compare less when, one tlxed lKth for writer and reader, it can be u uderstood. Ion't buy unless you cuu have the money, for delays are daugeroua. Our Gleaner says ao If you do not. J. M. V. THE WORLD PRAYER. 0b, Almighty Dollar, our acknowl edged governor, preaervvr and bene factor? We desire to approach tbae on. this and every other oecaaloB with the reverence which It due to super .ior excellence and tbe regard which hall ever be cherished for exalted greatness. Almighty Dollar without thee in this world we can do nothing, but with thee we can do all things welL When sickness lays Ite paralysed hand upon -us thou are there to pro vide for ua the tenderest of nurses, the most skillful physicians, and when the last struggle of mortality is over and we are borne to the last resting place of the dead, thou canst provide a baud of musloand a mili tary escort to accompany ua thltbsr, aud at the last but not least erect a monument of a magnificent structure Sj itmmw over our graves with a living epitaph to perpetuate our memory. And while here in the midst of misfortune and temptations of life we are per- h.ij accused of crime ami brought before the magistrate, thou Alnijghty Dollar, canst secure us and feed the lawyer or bribe the judge, or pack a jury and we go scot free. He with us we pray thee, alt the decimal parts fr fioti art the one altogether lovely, and th chief among the ten thousands. We feel that there Is no condition in life when thy patience is not felt in absence. How gloomy Is the household, and how desolate is the hearthstone. Hut then Oh, Almighty Hollar, is with us how gleeful the beefsteak j sings over the gridiron; how gentle1 and genial Is the warmth that of ant h.rai-ite coai or the hickory wismI ! utilises throughout me apartip, "iita. and what an elixir of joy continues to swell iti every bosom Through - out the joy of our youth and the solace of old age thou canst adorn the gentlemen and feed the jackass ; thou art favored, or the philosopher and ! the ideal of the lunk head. When l.lctio., are to be carried. Oh, A1. mighty Dollar, thou art the min potent argument of politicians and ; demagoges, and the umpire who de- I cides the testa. Almighty Dollar thou art worshipped all over the world;: , th m has no hipofrltes to thy Temple i or no false hearts at the altars. Kings ! ha, l" -'r thee and .11 " , " . . 1 rl the civilized and the savage alike, with unfeigned and unfaltering affec tions. We can lean towanls thee as handmaid of religion and the twin sister of Calvary, aa well as charity. Oh, Almighty Dollar, be with ua wc beseech thee; attend by an irre pressible number of thy ministering Angela made in thy own Image, even though they be but silver quarters and dimes, whose gladenlng light shall illuminate with Heavenly raid- ance which break forth in the excla mation of joy. Almighty Dollar thou art the guide of our footsteps and tbe goej f our living, guided by the silvery light we hope to reach the golden gate aid triumphantly enter while hands gen tly sweep, the guide harpe aa we enter the golden streets. Almighty Dollar, thy shining face, bespeak thy wondereue power. In my pocket make thy resting place; I need thee every hour. And now, Almighty Dollar, In closing this Invocation, we realise and acknowledge that thee was the God of our grandfathers, the two fold God, of their afalldreo, ad the three-fold (tod ef their ehUdren. Permit ns to peiesis thee In akwiu danee, and all the various exeeUeace, la our constant and wllliag prayer. i. m. r. Friends, if you are satisfied with the Glbankb, and wish to help a good cause, send In your sobserlpiioa. OI'KSTS K THK tat.MKR Hoi SK. V A N : - -a rv i. watcom KrTi Kii, ks.j. To Vo,i, our worth editor, We address 'these simple line", To congratulate a 'writer, The greatest of the times. Cpon the marvelous success Of the recent publication Of his paper, "The Monthly flleaner," Now read throughout the Nation. Tis wonderful to think of it, Twas published a week ago With a circulation of Mfiy. It has charmed the public so. Hut why should we express surprise. When stamped on every page Is the eloquence of poetry. The wisdom nf the sage. Hesidos, think of rhe Manager His (M.wi rful depth of mind A'"". "I able assistant, 1 Are they not two of a kind '" ! We wish this paper much success, Rnt suggest to these great men : iThcy publish this sheet quarterly, r Ami the public says Amen. , But to you, our generous friend, . With gratitude we turn, T """T"" T th" 'l."- ! V h'"h "r ',,,,h bur"" Thy puna, orations ami music, These never fail to charm ; Though we dejlghf tn i-ase. thee, Of course. we mean no harm. ThnB 8rt th t af . I Ami when we pensive seem. Thy presence and bright remarks HUla each forget his theme. A ad lastly, noble editor. . So say tbe ladie all. Thou art divinely handsome If thy comely head is bald. ANOTHEK MYTH. Nero was a singer with a baritoue voice, which was weak and hoarse. He could play on the kltharm, hydaul- ic organ, chone flute and hag-pipe. but was never a tiddler, Hmttotmiu. Toe female parte in our theatres are often taken Up by men, and so the riduouloua ideas of beauty are lu part a simple deception. It is Impossible (or any artist in the United SuUee la ft good results la the study of nature, for the whole atmos phere of the country la against true art. The only hope in to those Inter ested to go abroad to live. Hubert Herkoiinr. In tbe Georgia penitentiary of the m eonvieta now serving neuUaoes 37a are below the aire of eighteen years ; thlrty-eix per eeat of the whole MUBher are iiliw the age of twenty years; eighty under ftfleea; forty under fourteen: tweoty-eevea under thirteen ; Oft sen under twelve; two under eleven, and one ten year ef nge. i TH K ' A N Kf'DOTA I Some years ago' a gentleman wry conspicuous in liter: ry circles c,i. 'that no library was complete with- Ht 11 iwtv of Icri' t .,'.,n' " Isntl so in the hope that paer may be more pleasing and profitable we pro mse to cull from this field some few items, that eradvenf ore may leave if some grains of whenf ;nd .n'crt ' now and again ;t confectioimry ptiito W'K irk M l. i KH IO MI' The I'ar of Hussia wns guest Eileen Victoria, Kngland. ami inns' needs visit the world famou Hillings gate tlsh market, A (sirter -iuinlIed agfttitsf His Highness, soiling. ins clothes. A imipous attcudttiit scniil el the man, tn,l asked iiini if; iic knew- lhat lie trad iiwulteil 'iici of all lbs RusMutiiM. To witi.-li ,:'.,. riiTTier lillinily replied: 'We ,rc i' liar's here. ' c rmi.niTV, A goHl story is told'tiy II MtHre, .if a lady ever in great 'ompalnf as lo the worries of the household, inyiiig all the blame on mother Kve. Her husland, a shrewd, generous-iiearicl man, told her that the .text day U.e was going to have some sfweiai friends Jo dinner, and that, lid not mutter, an he was going to have ii! prepared ikI sent 'ver from asiifa.i joining retail rant. She intiat lot. hiwver, touch one of the dislie Just liefore the guesta entere,! th" room there was uit noias in tlio dining-room, and lu came her hus band and ail to find that as she lifted the forbidden cover out rtew twenty four veritable black birds, tliat were being i hasci all round the room, to the confusion of everything, includ ing the breakage of china, arid the tearing of curtains, We trust this cures! the good dame's grumble, and made her a wiaer, and we trust, not s sadder woman. DI4Ttf-HIIMk Samuel Johnson was once taken by David Garrick over his luxurious home. After he had had the severs parte pointed out, he replied : "David, this ie all very well, but such sights and see nee only tend to make death bade terrible." ' A POST' WIT. Once Nicholas) Lsswjrworth, of Cln elnnaU, wa introduced te H. W. Longfellow, "of Caoi bridge, was re plied In Pope's famous line: Worth makes the man, and wnna, ef l the hUow." Thin in euppaeed ta bo the best repartee on record. a acannr intwuin, "If Kve had ainaed aasi Adam had not," naked n little girl af her psjaeor. "what would God have da. "I suppose God would haye given him another wife," wan the reply.