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14th Dist. -19th Ward.- John T. Finletter, BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION, Dec 1, 1875 Lawrence Tobin.

Wards.

Wards. 15th Dist.–31st Ward.-Wm. G. Lamon, Chas, W. Potter

I A. S. Jenks. 17 John McAvoy, M.D.

2 A. Nebinger, M.D. 18 Alex. Adaire. 16th Dist.--25th Ward, south of Wheat Sheaf

3 W. J. Jackson. Lane.- Wm. F. Miller, E. H. Gilbert.

19 George W. Cor.

4 P. A. Fagen. 20 R. J. Lehman. 17th Dist.---230 Ward and portion of 25th Ward, north of Wheat Sheaf Lane.-Peter Gold, R. L.

5 John M. Campbell, 21 Leander M. Jons.

6 John Sheddon. Wright,

22 Spencer Roberts

Lewis Elkin. 18th Dist.–22d Ward, south of Chelten av.,

23 Richardson L Wright 8 Simon Gratz.

24 Norris J. Hotman and 28th Ward, north of Lehigh av, and west of Broad street and Germantown av. - Fountain

9 James Freeborn. 25 James H. MacBride.

10 M. P. Hutchinson. 26 James L. Stewart. Ward, T. A. Sloan.

11 Thomas A. Fahy. 27 Daniel Steinmetz 19th Dist.–21st Ward, and 22d Ward north of Chelten av.-Chas. E. Idell, John J. Quigg.

12 M.H.Stanton{ Prest.) 28 Charles F. Abbot. zoth Dist.-24th Ward.-F. M. Mayhew, Jesse

13 John B. Green. 29 James Long,

14 Thomas R. Davis. T. Vogdes.

30 W m. J. Pollock.

15 James S. Whitney. 31 James Milligan, Jr. 21st Dist.--27th Ward.-Robert Paschall, Isaac

16 James Nichol. Leech. Water DepaRTMENT.

Secretary.-Henry W. Halliwell. Chief Engineer.-Wm. H. McFadden.

Superintendent of School Buildings.-Lewis

H. Esler.
Assistant Engineers.- John L. Ogden, Elias
J. Shaw, Abram D. Emery.

INSPECTORS OF THE COUNTY PRISON. Register.-H. C. Selby.

John B. Biddle, M.D. (President), Edmund Chief Clerk.--Chas. D. Thomas.

Smith (Secretary), Henry C. Howell (Treasurer), SURVEY DEPARTMENT.

Joseph R. Chandler, James A. Freeman, Casper Chief Engineer and Surveyor.-Samuel L. Wistar, M.D., J. Rodman Paul, M.D., Runt Smedley.

P. Gillingham, John Price Wetherill, Wm. M.
Privicipal Assist. Engineer.-J. M. Titlow. Reilly, Edmund Browning.
Recording Clerk.-George Sturgis.

MANAGERS OF THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION.
REGISTRY BURRAU.
Chief Officer:-Samuel L. Smedley.

Samuel Kilpatrick (President), Samuel C.
Register.- John H. Dye.

Willets, John Fry, William M. Wilson, Win. A.

Duff, Wm. Bumi, Wm. J. Warne, John Noblett,
TRUSTEES OF GAS-WORKS.

Richard G. (ellers, William Gulager.
Term expires..

Term explres. Secretary.--Edwin Palmer.
M. Hall Stanton ......1876 N. Hilles (Pres't) ... 1877
Samuel S. Kelly

Superintendent.-Samuel W. Cattell.
...... 1876 R. H. Beatty..........1877
George I. Young.....1876 Wm. R. Leeds........1878 INSPECTORS OF THE EASTERN PENITENTIARY.
Fred. G. Wolbert .. 1876 A. C. Roberts .........1878 Richard Vaux (President), Charles Thomson
Henry Bumm.........1877 Nathan L. Jones.....1878 Jones (Secretary), John M. Maris (Treasurer),
James McManes......1877 R. R. Campion....... 1878 Thos. H. Powers, Alexander Henry.
Chief Engineer:- Thomas R. Brown,

Warden.-Edward Townsend. Registrar.-Thomas Noble.

HOUSE OF REFUGE.
Cashier.--Samuel M. White.

President.-James J. Barclay.
BOARD OF HEALTH.
Henry Davis (President). Wm. H. Ford, M.D. bins.

Vice-Presidents,- John M. Ogden, John Rob(Secretary), Charles B. Barrett, James Steel,

Treasurer.--Henry Perkins.
James A. McCrea, M.D., Samuel Ashhurst,
M.D., James West, Horatio G. Sicke, Enoch

Secretary:-Wm. S Perot.
W. C. Greene, Henry W. Gray, Joseph G. Pat-

Board of Managers.-J. J. Barclay (Chair

man), Fred. Collins (Secretary), George M. Troutterson, A. A. Hirst.

man (Assistant Secretary). Health Officer.- John E. Addicks. Chief Clerk.-Wm. P. Troth.

DIRECTORS OF City TRUSTS. Registration Clerk.--George E. Chambers. Wm. Welsh (President), Gustavus S. Benson, Port Physician.---Dr. Philip Leidy.

Alexander Biddle, James Campbell, James L. Lasaretto Physician. - Dr. D. K. Shoemaker.

Claghorn, Charles H. T. Collis, Louis Wagner, Quarantine Master. - Dr. A. W. Matthews.

William H. Drayton, A. Wilson Henszey, Wm. Steward of Lazaretto.-Lewis Kugler.

B. Mann, John H. Michener, Henry M. Phillips MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL.

(Vice-President), Wm. S. Stokley, George H. Physician.-Dr. Wm. W. Welch.

Stuart.
Steward.-James S. Haynes.

Secretary,-Henry W. Arey.
GUARDIANS OF THE POOR.

GIRARD ESTATES.
James S. Chambers (President), Peter Lane, Jr.
(Ire:surer), Joseph H. Collins, Robert T. Gill,

Superintendent. -Charles S. Smith. Henry Bain, Wm. J. McAleer, Wm. A. Durfor,

Assistant Superintendent. -- James A. Kirk. George W. Fairman, Wm. J. Nead, Wm. N.

patrick Marks, Wm. M. Bunn, Wm. H. Ewell.

Agent.--Samuel S. Cavin. Secretary:-Robert S. Williamson.

BOARD OF Port WARDENS. Steward of Almshouse.-Ellis P. Phipps. John J. Kersey (President), Samuel J. Chris

Physician-in-Chief Insane Department.–Dr. tian, George W. Hacker, Wm. M. Greiner, Wm. David D. Richardson.

Cramp, Sr., W. B. Gallagher, Ludlam Matthews,

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No. 4.

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George Stockham, James M. Ferguson, Wm. A.

COURTS.
Hurley, Harrison Snyder, Chas. McGinley, John

COMMON PLEAS Courts.
Welsh, H. B. Bates, John B. Lewellen, Frank R.
Malone, J. M. Baker, of Chester, Richard H.

No, I.
Morris, of Bristol.

President Judge.- Joseph Allison. Master Warden.- James G. McQuaide. Associate Judges.-William S. Peirce, Craig Harbor Master.-Alex. P. Colesberry.

Biddle. Clerk of Board.-George B. Miller.

No. 2.

President Judge.-J. I. Clark Hare.
COMMISSIONERS OF Public BUILDINGS.

Associate judges. - James T. Mitchell, Joseph
Samuel C. Perkins (President), Lewis C. Cas. T. Pratt.
sidy, Mahlon H. Dickinson, Thomas J. Barger,
John L. Hill, Richard Peltz, Samuel W. Cattell,

President Judge.- James R. Ludlow. Thomas Miller, Thomas E. Gaskill, Wm. Brice.

Associate Judges. Thos. K. Finletter, James Ex-officio.-Wm. S. Stokley, George A. Smith, Lynd. A. Wilson Henszey. Secretary.-F. de Haes Janvier.

President Judge.-M. Russell Thayer. Architect.-John McArthur, Jr.

Associate Judges.-Amos Briggs, Thomas R. Superintendent.-Wm. C. Macpherson.

Elcock.

Prothonotary.-William B. Mann.
FAIRMOUNT PARK COMMISSION.

ORPHANS' COURT.
Morton McMichael (President), Henry M.
Phillips (Treasurer), John Welsh (Vice-Presi.

Court-room 211 S. Sixth street.
dent), Theo. Cuyler, Wm. Sellers, James Mc- T. Bradford Dwight, Wm. B. Hanna, Dennis
Manes, Eli K. Price, Gustavus Remak, John W. O'Brien.
Rice, Thos. A. Scott. Ex-officio.-Wm.

S. Stok. Clerk.-Gideon Clark.
ley, Wm. H. McFadden, Samuel L. Smedley, Deputy.-Richard Ellis.
Wm. Dixey, Geo. A. Smith, A. Wilson Henszey.
Superintendent.-Russel Thayer.

Magistrates of the City of Philadelphia.
Secretary-Ridgway, W. Robbins. Court No. 1.- Jesse S. Bonsall, No. 1351 Passy-
Solicitor:-William H. Yerkes.

unk av.

2.-Wm. B. Collins, No. 1936 ChrisSUPERINTENDENT OF City RAILROADS.

tian st. William A. Bosler,

3.-Andrew Alexander, Sr., No. 634

Washington av.
TRUSTEES OF City ICE-Boats.

4.-T. Sprole Leisenring, No. 704 S.

Fourth st. Clement A. Griscom (President), Galloway C.

5.-William H. List, No. 144 S. Sixth Morris, Thomas J. Martin, Robt. Patterson, Geo.

street. W. Mears, Edward T. Halliwell (Secretary).

6.-Hugh Franklin Kennedy, No. 521

Chestnut st.

7.-John McClintock, No. 1006 LomCounty Officers.

8.-Robert R. Smith, No. 114 S. Sheriff

Seventh st.
William Elliott.

9.-William A. Thorp, No. 1342 Arch Recorder of Deeds.

10.—John F. Pole, No. 118 N. Seventh

street. David H. Lane.

11.-Wilson Ker, No. 538 N. Third st.

12.-Ezra Lukens, No. 835 Callowhill Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court.

13.-Charles E. Pancoast, No. 1907 Gideon Clark.

Callowhill street.

14.-John Devlin, No. 1351 N. Second District Attorney.

street, Furman Sheppard.

15.—Luke V. Sutphin, No. 419 East

Girard av.
Assistants. - Henry S. Hagert, Robert P.

16.--Stuart Field, No. 2052 N. Fifth st. Dechert.

17.--Henry Smith, S. W. cor. Otis st. Clerk of Quarter Sessions.

and Frankford av. Henry H. Bingham.

18.-Benton O. Severn, No. 1017 Ox

ford st. Coroner.

19.-David Hanley Stone, No. 1836 Gi

rard av. Kingston Goddard, M. D.

20.-Alfred Snyder, No. 4415 Main st., Deputy,-Henry B. Mahn.

Manayunk.

21.-Thaddeus Stearne, No. 4833 FrankAppraisers of Mercantile Taxes.

ford av. Henry C. Selby, Samuel Josephs, John Mc

22.-George R. Krick baum, N.W. cor. Cullough, Robert Morris, Robert C. Titternary.

Germantown and Chelten avs.

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Court No. 23.-Thomas H. Clark, No. 4091 Lan- Office, United States Appraisers' Building, Sec

ond above Walnut.
24.—Thomas Randall, No. 2029 Market

Collector.-William B. Elliott.
Fifth District.--220, 23d and 25th Wards,

Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh countios.
City Inspectors.

Office, Main street, Frankford.
Inspectors of Drugs.-James N. Marks (Pres-

Collector.- James Ashworth. ident), Charles L. Eberly (Treasurer), James T. Shinn (Secretary), Henry B. Lippincott, Robert

Pension Agents. England.

For Widows.-David R. B. Nevin. Omct, 716 Steam-Engine and Boiler Inspector.- John Walnut street. Overn.

For Invalids and Army.-Horatio G. Sickel. Board of Building Inspectors.- James Zim- ofice, 720 Sansom street. merman, Jos. M. Hancock, Robert N. Bowers.

Examining Surgeon.-Dr. Thos. H. Sherwood Sealers of Weights and Measures-Northern District.-John Cloud. Southern District.-Wm. Calhoun, Horatio Stokely.

U. S. Navy Yard. Inspectors of Weight of Anthracite Coal.

League Island Joseph Moore, W. H. Taggart, C. J. McAllister, Commandant.-Commodore Geo. H. Prebke,

U.S. N.

Colonel of Marines.-M. R. Kintzing.
UNITED STATES OFFICERS IN PHILA-
DELPHIA.

Chaplain.-F. B. Rose.

Medical Director.-Dr. James McClelland.
Courts.
U. S. Circuit Court.

U. S. Naval Asylum.
Judges.-William Strong, William McKennan. Commandant.-Commodore George B. Balch,
Clerk.--Samuel Bell.

U.S. N.

Pay Inspector.-R. H. Clark.
U. S. District Court.
Fudge.-John Cadwalader.
Clerk.-Charles S. Lincoln.

U. S. Naval Hospital,
U. S. Marshal.---James N. Kerns.

Medical Inspector.-Dr. Edward Shippen. U. S. District Attorney.- John K. Valentine. Surgeon.- James H. Tinkham. Assistants to the District Attorney.-Henry Hazlehurst and Hood Gilpin.

U. S. Arsenal.

Bridesburg.
Custom-House.

Commandant.-Col. T. J. Treadwell, U. S. A
Collector.-Seth I. Cornly.
Deputies.-Benj. Huckel, George Truman.
Surveyor.-E. O. Goodrich.

U. S. Schuylkill Arsenal. Naval Officer.-J. A, Heistand.

Gray's Ferry road. General Appraiser.-Lorin Blodgett.

Commandant.—Major J. J. Dana, Assistant

Quartermaster-General, U.S. A. Inspector of Hulls.- Joseph Mershon.

Inspector of Boilers of Steam Vessels.-Joseph L. Parry.

Military Division of Atlantic,
Shipping Commissioner.- John Young.

Office, S.E. cor. Twelfth and Girard sts,
Quartermaster.--Col. D. H, Rucker.

Inspector-Generai.-Col. James A. Hardie.
Post-Office.
Postmaster.-Geo. W. Fairman.
Chief Clerk.-L. G. Wunder.

The Ledger is one of the best daily newspapers

in the country, and wields an immense

influence for good in Philadelphia and vicinity. United States Mint.

Everybody reads it, trusts it and follows its couisSuperintendent.-James Pollock.

sels. Anything published in the Leitger is re

The Assayer.-Wm. E. Dubois.

garded by Philadelphians as authentic. Melter and Refiner.- James C. Booth.

Ledger has a daily circulation of ninety thousand Coiner.-A. Loudon Snowden.

copies, and probably over half a million readers. Engraver.-William Barber.

One of the peculiarities of the Ledger is the entire absence from its columns of self-laudation,

puffery, clap-trap and braggadocio. Its news and United States Sub-Treasury. its discussions of public questions have always

been characterized by truthfulness and an apTreasurer.-George Eyster, Custom-House.

parent desire to disseminate correct information. Ir it did not agree with its contemporaries, it never

called them knaves and scoundrels by way of argu. Internal Revenue.

ment, but stated its views dispassionately, and First District.-Composed of all the City Wards thus acquired universal esteem and respect. except 22d, 23d and 25th.

Scientific American, New York.

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STATE GOVERNMENTS IN 1876.
(Republicans in Roman, Democrats in Italics.)

Term

Legislature
States,
Capitals.
Governors.

expires.
Saly.
meets.

State Election. Alabama....... Montgomery Geo. S. Houston... Nov. 1876 $4000 3 M. Nov. Tu.aft. 1 M.Nov. Arkansas. Little Rock..... dug. H. Garland Jan. 1878 5000 Tuaz MNov. Tu.aft. 2 M.Nov. California Sacramento....... Wm. Irwin.. Dec. 1879 70001 M. Dec.

1 W. Sept.
Colorado Denver
Connecticut.... Hartford, Chas. R. Ingersoll May, 1876 2000 - W. May. 1 M. April.
Delaware ....
Dover....

7. P. Cochrane.... Jan. 1879 2000 1 Tu. Jan. Tu.aft. i M.Nov. Florida

Tallahassee. M. L. Stearns ...... Jan. 1877 5000 Tua 1 M Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M.Nov. Georgia. Atlanta... James M. Smith.. Jan. 1877 4000 2 W. Jan. 1 W. Oct. Illinois... Springfield. John L. Beveridge. Jan. 1877) 25001 M. Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M.Nov. Indiana.. Indianapolis Thos.A. Hendricks Jan. 1877 3000 1 W.Jan. 2 Tu. Oct. lowa

Des Moines.... Sam. J. Kirkwood. Jan. 1878 2500 2 M. Jan. 2 Tu. Oct. Kansas. Topeka....... Thos. A. Osborne.. Jan. 1877 3000 2 Tu. Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M. Nov. Kentucky.

Frankfort.. Jas. B. McCreery. Sept. 1879 50001 M. Dec. 1 M. Aug. Louisiana New Orleans...... C.C. Antoine (act'gJan. 1877 8000 1 M. Jan. 1 M. Nov. Maine...... Augusta Selden Connor...... Jan. 1877 2500 1 W. Jan. 2 M. Sept. Maryland ....... Annapolis....... John Lee Carrol... Jan. 1880 45001 W. Jan, Tu.aft. i M.Nov. Massachusetts Boston.... Álexander H. Rice Jan. 1877 50001 W. Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M. Nov. Michigan........ Lansing. John J. Bagley ...... Jan. 1877 1500 1 W. Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M. Nov. Minnesota ...... St. Paul. John G. Pillsbury.. Jan. 1878 3000 Tu a IM Jan. Tu.ast. 1 M.Nov. Mississippi...... Jackson. Adelbert Ames...... Jan. 1878 30001 M. Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M.Nov. Missouri........ Jefferson City.... Chas. H. Hardin.. Jan. 1877 5000 Last M1. Dec. Tu.aft. 1 M.Nov. Nebraska....... Lincoln... Silas Garber......... Jan. 1877 1000 Tha IM Jan. 2 Tu. Oct. Nevada....... Carson City.. L. R. Bradley...... Jan. 1878 60001 M. Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M.Nov. N. Hampshire Concord Person C. Cheney. June, 1876 10001 M. June. 2 Tu. March, New Jersey.... Trenton

Joseph D. Bedle... Jan. 1877 3000 2 Tu. Jan. Tu,aft., M. Nov. New York...... Albany.

Samuel 7. Tilden. Jan. 1877 10000 1 Tu. Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M.Nov.
North Carolina Raleigh. C. H. Brogden...... Jan. 1877 5000 3 M. Nov. 1 Th. Aug.
Ohio...

Columbus... Rutherf'dĒ.Hayes Jan. 1878 4000 I M. Jan. 2 Tu. Oct.
Oregon..... Salem
Lafayette Grover. Sept. 1878 1500 2 M. Sept.

1 M. June. Pennsylvania.. Harrisburg .. John F. Hartranft.. Jan. 1879 10000 1 Tu. Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M.Nov. Rhode Island.. Newport & Prov. Henry Lippet....... May, 1876 1000 May & Jan. 1 W. April. South Carolina Columbia D.H. Chamberlain Jan. 1877 4000 4 M. Nov. Tu.aft. i M. Nov. Tennessee Nashville.. Fas. D. Porter, Fr. Jan. 1873 2000 i M. Jan. Tu.aft, I M.Nov. Texas.

Austin....... Richard Coke....... Jan. 1878 5000 2 Tu. Jan. i Tu. Nov. Vermont.......... Montpelier.. Asahel Peck

Oct. 1876 1000 1 W. Oct. i Tu. Sept. Virginia Richmond James L. Kemper. Jan. 1878 5000 : M. Dec. Tu.aft. M.Nov. West Virginia. Wheeling. John 7. Jacob..... Mar. 1877 27002 W. Jan. 2 Tu, Oct. Wisconsin Madison

H. Ludington Jan. 1878) 50001 W. Jan. Tu.aft. 1 M.Nov.

Biennial sessions of legislature and elections in even years—as 1874-76, etc.-in Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont. Biennial sessions in even years (elections in the years immediately preceding) in Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland and Ohio. Biennial sessions and elections in odd years—as 1875-77, etc.—in California, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Biennial sessions in odd years (elections in the years immediately preceding) in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada and Tennessee.

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Alaska ....... Sitka......... (Not organized.] Idaho ......... Boisé City...... T. W. Bennett.
Arizona..... Tucson...... A. P. K. Safford. Montana....... Helena Benj. F. Potts.
Dakota
Yankton J. L. Pennington. New Mexico Santa Fé...... S. B. Axtell.

Cherokee, Wm. P. Ross. Utah.. Salt Lake City Geo. W. Emery.
Indian............
Tahlequah... Choctaw, Coleman Cole. Washington. Olympia. Elisha P. Ferry.

Chickasaw, P. Overton. Wyoming.... Cheyenne....... | John M. Thayer.

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The success of the Ledger has often been a money articles, it is excellent. The Ledger marvel to newspaper men, as it rarely meddles in building is one of the most imposing edifices in politics or any other exciting questions, but con- the country, and in its interior arrangements it is fines itself to news, finance and social topics ex- perhaps the most complete printing-office in the clusively, in all which, and especially in its world. - Chicago Tribune.

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Wisdom is better than riches; wisdom guards GLEANINGS.

thee, but thou hast to guard the riches Riches It is a good rule always to back your friends diminish in the using, but wisdom increases is and face your enemies.

the use of it. LET friendship creep gently to a height: if it THE PUBLIC LEDGER has long been known rush to it, it may soon run itself out of breath. England as one of the most remarkable papers in

Our wants expand with our means of gratify- America. It has now reached a circulatia on ing them, but seldom contract with those means. over 92,000 copies a day, and is acknowledged to

Say nothing, do nothing, which a mother would be the ablest and best conducted as well as the not approve, and you are on the certain road to most influential paper in Philadelphia, and amca happiness.

the great powers of public opinion throughout the Value the friendship of him who stands by you Union.-DR. MACAULAY, editor of Leis te Hers, in the storm; swarms of insects will surround you London, in the sunshine.

KINDNESS.-A kind man will probably find WHOEVER is honorable and candid, honest and kindness all about him. The merciful man, as a courteous, is a true gentleman, whether learned general thing, will obtain mercy. He who has or unlearned, rich or poor.

always had a kind excuse for others, wbs has Never shrink from doing anything which your looked at the brightest side of the case--he bo business calls you to.

The man who is above his has given his pardon and his help whenever be business may one day find his business above him. could, who has never brought his fellow-man into

He that sympathizes in all the happiness of any strait by reason of not helping hin-will find others enjoys the safest happiness, and he that is that the mercy he has bestowed flows back upon warned by all the folly of others has attained the him in a full and spontaneous spring. He vi soundest wisdom.

make a merciful world by the mercy he himself THE PUBLIC Ledger of Philadelphia is the shows. leading journal of Pennsylvania, and one of the BE CHEERFUL AT your MEALS.—The benefit ading journals of the country. New York Her- derived from food taken depends very mu

upca ald, October 8, 1875.

the condition of the body while eating. If taken Many a true heart that would have come back in a moody, cross or despairing condition of the like a dove to the ark, after its first trangression, mind, digestion is much less perfect and slower has been frightened beyond recall by the savage than when taken with a cheerful disposition, conduct of an unforgiving spirit.

Very rapid and silent eating should be avoided. KEEP FRIENDS WITH THE WOMEN.- If you want and some topic of interest introduced at mcals to have a man for your friend, never incur the ill. that all may partake in; and if a hearty laugh is will of his wife. Public opinion depends in a great occasionally indulged in, it will be all the better. measure on the average prejudiccs of womankind. It is not uncommon that a person dining in pleas

AVARICE.-The avaricious man is like the bar. ant and social company can eat and digesi well ren sandy ground of the desert, which sucks in that which, when eaten alone and the mind ab all the rain and dews with greediness, but yields sorbed in some deep study or brooding over cares no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others. or disappointments, would be long undigested in

A Good Hint. - If in instructing a child you the stomach, causing disarrangement and pain, are vexed with it for want of adroitness, try, if and it much indulged in become the cause of you have never tried before, to write with your permanent and irreparable injury to the system, left hand, and remember that a child is all lest CHILDREN.- Did you ever think of it, how inhand.

dependent children are of circumstances :- how INDUSTRY.- If wisdom is the head and honesty the children of the poor are as happy with a penny the heart, energetic industry is the right hand, toy, with a bit of broken china, a rag baby or of every exalted vocation, without which the their mud pies as the offspring of the rich with shrewdest insight is blind and the best intentions their endless variety of playthings selected with are abortive.

so much care from the most expensive shops! GOOD MANNERS.-Good manners are the blos. Do you know how ready children are to find ensoms of good sense and, it may be added, of good joyment in any condition with a contentment feeling; for if the law of kindness be written in and cheerfulness which grown-up people may the heart, it will lead to that disinterestedness in indeed envy? It is not until they become aclittle as well as great things, that desire to oblige quainted with the conventionalities of the world, and attention to the gratification of others, which and find they lack what is most important to the is the foundation of good manners.

world's eye, that discontent creeps into the heart SECRET OF COMFORT.-Though sometimes small and dissatisfaction takes the place of this blessed evils, like invisible insects, inflict pains, and a state. Tell us not, says a recent writer, of the single hair may stop a vast machine, yet the chief trim, precisely-arranged homes where are no secret of comfort lies in not suffering trifles to children. Tell us not of the never-disturbed vex one, and in prudently cultivating an under- nights and days, of the tranquil, unanxious heart, growth of small pleasures, since very few great

where children are not, We care not for these ones are let on long leases.

things. God sends children for other purposes "I CAN'T."-Shame on you! The expression than merely to keep up the race-to enlarge our is bad enough on the tongue of infancy. To that hearts; to make us unselfish and full of kindly of manhood or womanhood it is a disgrace. How sympathies and affections; to give our souls do you know you “can't"? Have you tried ? higher aims, and to call out all our faculties to Well, if you have, try once more. The task be- extended enterprise and exertion; to bring round fore you may be difficult. What if it is? It is, our fireside bright faces and happy smiles and then, the more worthy of performance, Courage loving, tender hearts. Our soul blesses the great then, young man or young woman, whoever you Father every day that he has gladdened the earth be, Resolve to know no such word as “can't." with little children.

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