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THE CHOLERA. Sixteen years ago, the | his manner and voice were solemn and imprescholera made a brief visit to our shores, on its sive as ever. march from the East. Again, it is said, the He waited till the stir was hushed; then laysame dread visitant may be expected. Are we'l ing his hand upon the Bible, he continued, “ My prepared for its presence ? Are our dwellings, friends, you will find these words of my text in our cellars, yards and out-buildings clean and the thirteenth chapter of Nehemiah, twentyin good order? Are there no hidden stores of fifth verse.” unwholesomeness, that a little care and trouble A hundred hands were reached forth to the will banish from our premises? If we look Bibles in the pews, and their owners well to this — if we keep nothing about us to apparently satisfied that he had taken the text invite such a fearful guest, if we take no im- from a legitimate source. proper food or drink, if we bathe freely, live

We believe the pastor was not removed from temperately, and keep a good conscience, we the church until the hand of death severed the may await his coming, if come he must, with a tie between him and his people. calm, serene spirit, resigning ourselves to that Higher Power who will do all things well, and A Mortified Enthusiast. A gentleman in His own time.

residing in an inland town is an enthusiastic

admirer of Burns. When the birthday of the SCRIPTURE DOCTRINE. The people of a poet was about to be celebrated, he was desirous church over which the late Reverend Mr. S. of being present. He had no wish, however, was pastor, becoming dissatisfied with him after

to partake of the feast, as he was a confirmed thirty years' faithful ministrations, appointed a Grahamite; but he was bent on hearing the committee to wait on him, and report their dis- speeches, &c. He came to the city, and went satisfaction.

to the Revere use, where he intended to pass The committee three as rude and rough the evening in his own room, until the “ flow of men as could be found in the congregation soul” should commence. exceeded their privilege of abuse, and insulted Feeling somewhat fatigued by his journey, he the good old pastor shamefully. Their language threw himself upon the bed, and dropped asleep. became, at length, so abusive, that human On waking, he noticed that the house was very nature could stand it no longer. The old man quiet, and concluded that the guests had not was roused to a just anger; and, springing from assembled; but what was his mortification, on his seat, he bestowed upon them sundry cuffs looking at his watch, to find that it was mornand kicks, pulling out handfuls of their hair, ing! He had missed the whole affair, of which and uttering, at intervals, words that sounded he had talked so much before coming to the very little like a blessing.

city. Silent and sullen, he returned to his The worthy trio departed with nerves very place of abode. much shaken, and were unable to report to For several days he was annoyed with questheir constituents for several days after.

tions in regard to the festival; but hls neighbors The next day after the fight, was Sunday. soon found, that, for some unknown reason, he Church-going people went as usual, and the au- disliked to answer. Finally, it leaked out that dience was increased by a large number from he slept through the whole, and he had to sub

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A Soldier's POLITENESS. A lady, who UNCLE Dan's STORIES. Uncle Dan Hast. thinks our soldiers entitled to much gratitude ings had a great ambition to be thought a wotand love, sends the following anecdote : derful sportsman, and related astounding stories

One of our soldiers who has returned from in that line; although it was well known that the war, after a severe sickness at the hospital, the old fellow had a real fear of handling a which still manifests itself in bis pale face and musket, or any species of fire-arms. emaciated form, has been trying to get an He was descanting upon his exploits one day, honesi living by travelling around with station- and mentioned a very strange animal which le ery and fancy goods to sell. He rang at a door had encountered, but could not remember its the other day, and asked to exhibit his wares. A haughty, gaily-dressed lady appeared, who * Did you shoot it, Uncle Dan?” said his shut the door in his face, saying :

listener. • No; I have no time to look at such things.” Well, now, youngster, I did not kill him,

Shortly afterward, the lady was out in a but I treed him." bitter day, when the ice was really dangerous “ Did you find out what he was ? ” in the streets; and she slipped and fell. Our “O, yes, indeed. It was a sturgeon!soldier-boy happened to be passing at the mnoment, and kindly assisted her to her feet, saying

LITTLE Ida, a dear little girl of five, earnestly pleasantly,

regarding a funeral procession, asked her moth" This is to pay you for helping me the other

er if dead people were not lighter than live ones day.”

· No, dear: they are usually heavier than A haughty “ Thank you was the only notice

when alive, as they are what we call a deal she took of him; and, with a cold and angry weight: whereas persons who are alive help air, she turned away.

themselves, as you do when you spring into my

lap. If you were asleep, you would be a deal AUNT THANKFUL AND the Mirror. A weight.” correspondent writes,

“Now, mamma,” persisted the little one, Aunt Thankful, our next-door neighbor, who " dead people must be lighter; because you has lived very quietly all her days, was indured know their souls are gone out of them, so that to go to Portland in the steamer. She had weight don't have to be carried.” never been on board of a steamboat before ; And no reasoning would persuade her to the and, as it was very rongh that night, Aunt contrary. Thankful was very sick. She crawled out of

A LADY having had the misfortune to upset her berth, the next morning, with a feeling of

a jng of cream over a satin dress at a tea-party, gone-a-tive-ness such as she had never before

a gentleman present, a paper-maker by profesknown; and going towards the large mirror in the ladies' cabin, she encountered a haggard- she had only " converted a satin-wove into a

sion, consoled her for the mishap by saying that looking woman to whom she said,

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cream-laid.” " Good morning, ma'am. Were you sick last night?"

A MARRied man who was recently at a whist Hearing no answer, yet seeing the pale lips party, when he proposed to go home was asked move, she continued, in a sympathizing tone,- to stay a little longer. “ Well," he replied,

Oh, you poor critter! I know exactly how | “perhaps I may as well; my wife is probably you feel. Sit right down and rest your stomach.” as mad as she can be." And she reached a chair for the poor woman.

RAPID INCREASE. A New Gloucester corBut somehow, when Aunt Thankful grasped the chair, the haggard woman did the same,

respondent writes :

Little Miry B was a very sickly, delicate and it was some minutes before she found that child. She had been ordered by a physician it was her own image, reflected in the mirror, to take a glass of new milk with a teaspoontul that she had been talking to.

of brandy, every morning. Her mother who

was with her in the country, was writing to her “ O MAMMA! George Preston has killed his

father in town, and asked Mary what she should mother's cat!” said a little child. “And do say to him from her.

Oh, just say to him that I took my first you believe that God will ever give Mrs. Pres. glass of milk this morning, and I perceive that ton another cat?”

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EDITOR WITH THE CHILDREN., the articles she had lost, and found them in her

own work-bag. We are is glad to believe that our monthly

• Why mother !” she exclaimed, “ here they interview with the children is giving pleasure are; I might have been sewing all this time, if to the little people whom we greet. Turning

I had kept my temper.” from graver and more severe toil, it is pleas

What EVERY GIRL SHOULD Know. We ure to enjoy the simplicity and freshness of our

find, in the Home Monthly, a concise statement young friends — to cull the fairest and sweetest

of things that every girl should know how to flowers for them, and to feel that their fragrance do. We believe our young readers will think it is enjoyed and appreciated. Heaven bless the

wurth remembering : children! What should we do without them ?

Every girl should know howAnd, as we cannot do without them, by all

1. To sew and knit. Ineans, let us strive to make them as innocently 2. To mend clothes neatly. happy as we can.

3. To make beds. Feeling thus, we are resolved to prepare

4. To dress her own hair.

5. To wash the dishes and sweep the carpets. a monthly treat for our little friends and we

6. To make good bread and perform all plain invite them cordially to partake of it. We cooking do not believe in giving them the refuse, or 7. To keep her rooms, drawers, and closets

in order. that which other people reject; but will try to

8. To work a sewing machine. give them good, simple, wholesome food for

9. To make good butter and cheese. their minds, just as sensible and judicious par- 10. To make a dress and children's clothing. ents give healthful and nutritious food for their 11. To keep accounts and calculate interest. bodies.

12. To write, fold, and superscribe letters

properly. KEEP YOUR TEMPER. “I never can keep

13. Io nurse the sick efficiently, and not faint anything," cried Emma, almost stamping with

at the sight of a drop of blood.

14. To be ready to render efficient aid and vexation. Somebody always takes my things comfort to those in trouble, and in an unostenaway and loses them.” (She had mislaid some of her sewing implements.)

15. To receive and entertain visitors, in the “ There is one thing,” remarked her mother, absense or sickness of her mother. " that I think you might keep if you would try.” and who is always ready to render aid to the af

A young lady who can do all these things well, ** I should like to keep even one thing,” an- flicted, and mitigate the perplexities of those swered Emma.

around her, will bring more comfort to others Well, then, my dear," resumed her mother, and happiness to herself, and be more esteemed,

tha if she only knew how to dance, simper, * • keep your temper;' if you will only do that,

sing, and play on the piano. perhaps, you would find it easy to keep other things. I dare say now, if you had employed A CHEAP MICROSCOPE. Almost everybody your time in searching for the missing articles, knows the utility of a microscope, or magnifyyou might have found them before this time; ing glass, as it is more familiarly called; but but you have not even looked for them.

there are but very few persons who can conYou have only got into a passion a bad struci one as cheaply, and in as short a space way of spending your time — and you have ac- of time, as can be done in the following mancused somebody, very unjustly, too, of taking ner :-In the first place, buy a piece of lead away your things and losing them. Keep your (white lead is the best) as follows :-one inch temper, my dear; when you have mislaid any and a quarter in length, half-an-inch wide, and article, keep cool, and search for it. You had one-sixteenth of an inch in thickness ; and then, better keep your temper, if you lose all the in one end —- first with the sharp and then the little property you possess ; getting in a passion blunt end of a pair of scissors — drill a small never brings anything to light except a distorted hole, varying in diameter, from one-quarter to

tatious way.

A STORY FOR GIRLS.

BY SILVIA.

TOPSY.

pense of purchasing his glass of an optician ; , any blackberries, don't put them in your pockand, by these means, he will be provided with ets; for if you do, they will get all mashed up, a valuable auxiliary in his recreative enjoy- and the juice will stain your apron dreadfully. ments at home.

If you don't mind, I shall have to give the apron

to Dolly Clark.” Daisy and Her Dolls.

The clothes were soon rubbed, rinsed, and hung on the fence to dry. Then came the harder task of washing the doll. The more she was scrubbed with soap and water, the darker

she grew; and soon she was quite black. Daisy, CHAPTER I.

in despair, was thinking of trying the effects of

sand, when her mother came to the door to call “ Look, mamma, see my berries!” exclaimed her to supper. She started at once, carrying Daisy Leaf, as she came running into the room with her the

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doll. where her mother was sitting one pleasant sum- “ Mamma, what shall I do with Eva ? " said mer afternoon. “ Only see what lots I have she. “I've been trying as hard as I could to here. Taste one mamma. They are so sweet!” wash her white, and now she looks as though

" Thank you,” said her mother, “only one, she was made of smut.” my dear. But look in the glass at your face; “ She is made of India-rubber like your overand see your new white apron, which you put shoes; and now that you have washed all the on clean an hour ago. How you have stained it!” paint off of her she looks like a neyro sure

“I can put on my old pink one; and Biddy enough,” said Mrs. Leaf, smiling. Seeing the can wash this ; can't she mamma?"

eyes of her little girl filled with tears, she Yes,” was the reply, “run and ask her to added, “Never mind; she couldn't very well wash it, and you, too.”

look any worse than she did before; but now I To the kitchen Daisy then went, to share her am sure whe will make a very nice little colored fruit with Biddy, who, astonished at seeing the doll, and you can call her Topsy." little girl in such a plight, exclaimed, — " Oh, Daisy was much pleased with this suggestioni look at the child! What has my blue-eyed and, for a time, Topsy was an object of great Daisy been doing now, spoiling her swate looks interest. The next morning, Daisy ironed the entirely !”

dress which she had left on the fence to dry; An hour after, Daisy might have been seen but the washing had caused it to shrink so that in her play-house under the elm, looking as it was now too small for the doll. fresh as a flower from which a loving sunbeam “Can't you make it larger, mamma ? " she has just kissed the dew. She was holding in asked. “I do believe that Topsy has grown her hands, and talking to, a rubber doll, once since the dress was made.” admired for its bright eyes and rosy cheeks, but “ The dress was scarcely large enough when now bearing evident marks of old age and ill it was new, but that was all the cloth I had of usage.

that kind, was the reply Daisy began, “I must say, Eva, for that

“I wish papa would buy me a new dollie, was the doll's name, " that I am quite with a pretty dress and cunning little pink shoes ashamed of your looks. I see by your hands like Ella Clark's? Don't you think he will, and dress that you have been to play in the mamma?” mud, and one would think by the black spots “When my little girl can take better care of on your face that you had been meddling with her playthings, and does not soil and tear her the ink or the stove-brush. I believe the best clothes so carelessly, she can have a new doll,'' thing I can do will be to give you a good said Mrs. Leaf, who was then mending a rent washing."

in a dress which Daisy had torn in climbing Upon this, she went to the house, and soon

over a fence. returned with some warm soap-suds in a tiny Thoughtlessness was one of Daisy's principal wooden pail, which she used for various pur- faults. Thoughtlessly would she throw her bonposes. As she proceeded to undress the doll, net on the ground and leave it when she was she continued, You will be very careful of out at play; thoughtlessly would she run through your things, won't you, Eva ? And if you pick the mud, instead of walking around it, when

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to the meadow for flowers; and " Thank you, mamma, and Grandma Ellis, thoughtlessly would she do a great many other too. What a cunning little thing it is ? ” things which, young though she was, she knew

She looked at it two or three minutes before perfectly well were not proper for her to do. breaking it, and then exclaimed, "I should But she was such a loving and generous little think it must be a very young cake!” girl that you could not think she ever really

Mrs. Leaf smiled; but she was soon more meant to do wrong. She was very quiet for

particularly pleased to see that her little girl some time after her mother had spoken. At

was very careful not to scatter the crumbs about, length she said, — "I do wish the Lord had

and that, when she was done, she went to the had stuff enough to make me a big girl !”

door and threw them to the birds. “ Now may “ Why, Daisy ? ” asked her mother.

I “ Because big girls don't be naughty.”

out to play with Ella Clark ?" she asked

as she came in. “ Little girls can be good, as well as big ones,"

She received permission to go as soon as she replied mamma, with a smile. She added,

had * who would run to kiss papa and sit on his

put away her playthings.
What shall I do with Topsy ? '

was her knee when he comes home at night ? and who

inquiry. would sleep in your crib, and sit in your

little

Her mother promised her that before many chair, if you were a great girl ?”

days Topsy should have a new dress. Daisy did not reply to this, but went on to

Ella Clark was only two years older than say, — “ If I were a great girl like cousin Lucy,

Daisy ; and, as they lived very near each other, I could help you do the sewing. How old is

they often played together. She was drawing cousin Lucy?”

her doll in a little carriage when Daisy went ** She is ten years old.” ** And I am three years old.”.

out; and, as she saw her, she called out, — " I “ You will be four years old next week,” said

am glad you have come, for now we can play

go-a-visiting.” Little girls who have passed her mother. “ Shall I be bigger then ? ”

many happy hours with their playmates can im“ Not much ; but if you are not any larger

agine what a pleasant time they had. than you are now, you can help me if you will

Cousin Lucy came over that afternoon, to the try."

You

great delight of Daisy, who exclaimed, What can I do ?” asked Daisy. “Can I have come to make Topsy a new dress, haven't mend the other tear in my dress ? ” “ No, it is all done now,” was the answer ;

• Topsy! who is Topsy ? ” inquired Lucy in “ but you can do some good by putting it in its surprise. place in the clothes-closet.”

Oh, don't you know ? she used to be Eva, Daisy took the dress, and ran singing and

but now she is a little black girl who hasn't got skipping along, quite happy in the thought of a dress to put on.” being of some use. She soon returned to ask Now, Lucy, answering Daisy's first question, what she should do next. Again sitting down

could not say that she had come expressly for by her mother's side, she busied herself for a

that purpose, but she did say that, if aunt Ellen time in stringing some pretty buttons which would furnish the necessary materials, she was were in her work-basket.

ready to go right to work. Will you, mam

you ?”

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