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GLEANINGS.

CHEENULNESS.-A cheerful temper joined with

immocence will make beauty attractive, knowledge Here is the newest floral "sentiment": If you delightful and wit good-fatuired. 'It will lighten wish for heart's-ease don't look to mari-gold. sickness, poverty and amicuon, and render de

ADVICE, like snow, the softer it falls, the longer formity itself agreeable. it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the Poverty. All the arguments which are, heart.

brought to represent that poverty is no evil show The three things most difficult are, to keep a it to be evidently a great evil; you never find secret, to forget an injury and to make good use people laboring to convince you that you may of leisure.

live very happily upon a plentiful income. A GREAT deal of what is called hypocrisy arises SINGLE WOMEN. - It is among the most vulgar from the delicacy one has in offending the feelings errors to consider women useless because they of another,

are single. Only look round your acquaintances; CHEERFULNESS is not a proof that the mind is who is the one universally useful, the one applied at ease, for often “in the midst of laughter the to in every time of difficuky and trial? The sinheart is sad."

gle sister of the family. WHENEVER you buy or sell, let or hire, make a HAPPINESS : INGREDIENTS REQUISITE.-There clear bargain, and never trust to "We sha'n't dis- is nothing purer than honesty, nothing warmer agree about trifles."

than love ; nothing brighter than virtue; and FRIENDSHIP.-Be not the first to break with a nothing more steadfast than faith. These, united friend. Sorrow gnaws the heart of him who hath in one mind, form the purest, the sweetest, the. no one to advise with but himself.

richest, the brightest and most steadfast hapFew things are impracticable in themsclves, piness. and it is for want of application, rather than of

GENTILITY is neither in birin; manner inor means, that men fail of success, .

fashion, but in the mind. A high sense of honor, True religion shows its influence in every part a determination never to take a mean advantage of our conduct; it is like the sap of a living tree, of another, an adherence to truth, delicacy and which penetrates the most distant boughs. politeness towards those with whom you have

THERE never did, and never will, exist any. dealings, are the essential characteristics of a thing permanently noble and excellent in any one gentleman. who is a stranger to the exercise of resolute self- CHILDHOOD is like a mirror, catching and redenial.

flecting images from all around it. Remember THERE are two eventful periods in the life of a that an impious or profane sentence, uttered by a woman-one, when she wonders whom she will parent's lip, may operate on the young heart like have; the other, when she wonders who will a careless spray of water thrown on polished have her.

steel, staining it with rust which no after scouring Nose-OLOGY.-He knows his nose. I know he

can cfface. knows his nose. He said he knew I knew his IDLENESS.- Probably the man who déserves nose; and if he said he knew I knew his nose, of most of pity is he who is most idle ; for as there course he knows I know he knows his nose, are said to be pleasures in madness Kyown only

THREE THINGS A WOMAN CANNOT DO.-Pass a lo madmen, there are certainly miseries in idlebonnet shop without stopping, see a baby without ness which only the idle can conceive.. "A busy kissing it, and admire a piece of lace without in- man is troubled with but one devil," says the quiring “how much it was per yard.".

Turkish proverb, " but the idle man with a whouTHERB are three kinds of men in this world- sand." The Spanish proverb says, the " Wills, the Won'ts and the Can'ts. The usually tempted by the devil, but the idle man former effect everything, the others oppose every- positively tempts the devil.?" thing, and the latter fail'in everything.

The first weed pulled up in the garden, the As ingenious French writer observes that those first seed put in the ground, ihe first dollar put in who depend on the merits of their ancestors may the savings bank and the first mile traveled on a be said to search in the root of the tree for those journey, are all very important things, they make fruits which the branches ought to produce. a beginning, and thereby a hope, a pledge, an as

Be wise; prefer the person before money, virtue surance, that you are in earnest with what you before beauty, the mind before the body; then have undertaken. How many a poor, idle;erring, hast thou in a wife a friend, a companion, who hesitating outcast is now creeping and crawling. will bear an equal share in all thy toils and afflic- his way through the world who might have held tions,

up his head and prospered if, instead of puttinge A DAUGHTER is almost always right when she off his resolutions of amendment and industry, endeavors to imitate her mother, but we do not he had only made a beginning! think the mother is equally right when, at a certain period of life, she tries all she can to imitate her The Philadelphia Ledger has probably the

largest circulation of any daily paper in this By relying on our own resources we acquire country, if not in the world. Last week's daily mental strength ; but when we lean on others for issues were as follows : Monday, 83ppo; Tues: support, we are like an invalid who, having accus- day, 83.250: Wednesday, 83,500 ; Thursday, 83, tomed himself to a crutch, finds it difficult to 500; Friday, 83,500; Saturday, 44,250.

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copies for the week, 501,000. if we were called i KEEP doing, always doing; and whatever you upon to name the secret of the Ledger's populardo, do it with all your heart, soul and strength. ily, we should attribute it:to unflagging enterprise Wishing. dreaming, intending, murmuring, talkin obtaining news, its strong common sense, and, ing, sighing and repining are all idle and profit- above all, its thorough honesty in the discussion less employments. The only manly occupation is of all questions of public interest.-New York to keep doing.

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THERE are two things which grow stronges in If you should see a man digging a snowdrik the heart of man as he advances in yearse-the with the exepcegation of finding valuable ore, or love of his country and of religion, Let them be planting seds on the rolling billow, you would ever so much forgotten in youth, they sooner or say at once that he was beside himself ; but in later present themselves to us arrayed in all their what aspect does this man differ from you while charms, and excire in the recesses of our hearts you see the seeds of dissipation in your youth, an åttachment justly due to their beauty. and expect the fruits of age will be a good con

MATRIMONY.-Two persons who have chosen stitution, 'elevated affections and holy prineach other out of all the species, with a design to ciples ?

be each other', mutual comfort and entertain- There is a great difference between the two ment, have, fu that action, bound themselves to temporal blessings, health and wealth: wealth be good-humored, affable, discreet, forgiving, is most envied, but least enjoyed; health is paticht and joyful, with respect to each other's frequently enjoyed, but the least envied; and Irailtjes and perfections, to the 'endo, of their the superiority of the latter is still more obvious *

If industry is no more than a hahit, it is ate part with his health for money, but that the least an excelent one. If yod ask me which is richest would gladly part with his money for the read hereditary sin of human nature, do ypa. laealth, imagine I shall say pride, or luxury, or ambition, EQUALITY of Man's DESTINY.—The different or egotism? N&. 'I shall say indolence. Who -ranks and orders of mankind may be compared to conquers indolence avill conquer all the rest. In- as many streams and rivers of running water. deed, all good principles must stagnate without All proceed from an original small and obscure mental activity.

source ; some spread wider, travel over PUNCTUALITY.-If you desire to enjoy life, avoid countries and make more noise in the passage unpunctual. people. They impede, business and than others, but all tend alike to an ocean where poison pleasure. Make it your own rule, not only distinction ceases, and where the largest and to be punctuak, but a little beforehand. Such a most celebrated rivers are equally lost and "habit secures a composure which is essential to lab orbed with the smallest and most unknown happiness ; for want of it many people live in a streams. constant fever, and pụt all about them in a fever LYING supplies those who are addicted to it

with a plausible apology for every, crime, and The wedding ring is put upon the fourth finger with a supreme shelter from punishment. It of the woman's left bånd, because in the griginal tempts them to rush into dangers from the mere formulary of marriage it was placed first on the expectation of impunityand when practiced with top of the thumb, with the words, " In the name frequent success, it teaches them to confound the of the Father " theft on the next finger, with, gradations of guilt, from the effects of which there *And of the Son;" then on the iniddle finger, is, in their imagination at least, a sure and comwith, “And of the Holy Ghost;"'and finally on mon protection. It corrupts the early simplicity the fourth, with the "Amen."

of youth; it blasts the fairest blossoms of genius; THE BEAUTY OF VIRTŮL.- The following fine and will, most assuredly, counteract every effort reflection is to be found in the life of Lord Her by which we may hope to improve the talents bert, of Cherbourg: "Everybody loves the virtu- and mature the virtues of those whom it affects. ous, whereas the vicious do scarcely love one THE WAY TO BE HAPPY.--Cut your coat acanother." Upon the same subject an Arabian cording to the cloth is an old maxim, and a wise happily observed that he learned virtue from the one; and if people will only square their ideas bad, for their wickedness inspired him th a dis-according to their circumstances, how much haptaste of více.

pier might we all be! If we would come down a Look Were

YOU'RE GOING -If you intend peg or two in our notions in accordance with our lo

marry, it you think you happiness will be waning fortunes, happiness would be always increased and your interests advanced by matri- within our reach. It is not what we have or what rwony, be sure and “look where you're going." we have not which adds to or subtracts from our Join yourself in union with ng woman who is sel- felicity. It is the longing for more than we have, fish, for she will sacrifice you; with no one who the envying of those who possess more, and the is fickle, for she will become estranged; have wish to appear in the world of more consequence naught to do with a progd ome, for she will ruin than we really are which destroy our peace ni you Leave a coquette to the fools who flutter mind, and eventually lead to ruin. around her; let her own fireside accommodate a scold; and flee from a woman who loves scandal THE Philadelphia Ledger is a marvel of jour. as you would liee from the evil one. “ Look nalistic success, and its proprietor, Mr. George wtrere you're going." win som it all up. Young W. Childs, is one of the princes of America. The -ladies, when you are surrounded by dashing men, Ledger has reached an average daily circulation when the tones (love and the words of compli- of 84,000 copies, and its advertising receipts are ment float out together, when you are excited by in the neighborhood of $400,000 per annum. The the movemept of the whirling waltz or melted by success of the Ledger has often been a marvel to the tenderness & she mellow music, arrest your newspaper men, as it rarely meddles with politics self in that rovy atmosphere of delight, and look or any other exciting questions, but confines itself where you are going." When the daring hand is to news, finance and social topics exclusively, in pressing youts, cos your delicate ttesses are being all which, and especially in its money articles, it kifted by himn you arcy loves you, when the is excellent. The Ledger building is one of the moonlight invités Busting and the stars seem largest and most imposing edifices in the country, to breathe out innocence listen with caution to and in its interior arrangements is perhaps the the words you hear, gaze, into your heart most complete printing-office in the world. unshrinkingly and where you're going." Chicago Tribune, Oct. 10, 1872.

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Calendar for 1873.......

i Calendar for November.....

Calendar for January...

2 Places of Amusement Burned in Phil,

Astronomical Information, etc........ *2 adelphia..........

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Fixed and Movable Feasts, Fasts, etc. ' 2 | Calendar for December....

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Comets ....

3 Government Telegraphs....

Calendar for February

ir 14 Churches and Religious Services' in

Eclipses in 1873....

4 Philadelphia.........

The Ephemeris ........

4 Bishops, etc. of the Various "Chris-

Meteors and Shooting Stars.... 5 • lian Denominations in the United

Calendar for March..........

6 States..

Hebrew Calendar for 1873..... 6 United States Government, Executive

First Things in Philadelphia.............7, 9. and Judicial.....

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Calendar for April......

8 United States Government, Senate:.... 40.

Planets ........

8 United States Government, House of

Calendar for May........

Representatives ....

Live Cattle Measure ........

10 Chief Officers of the United States

Agriculture of Pennsylvania.......

Army for 1873.....

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The Franco-Prussian War....... 11 Chief Officers of the United States

Calendar for June.......

Navy for 1873............

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Excellent Interest Rules.......... 12 United States Ministers to Foreign

Europe ....

Courts.....

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Value of School Property in Philadel. Foreign Legations in the United States, 43

phia, 187....

13 State Governments in 1873.7.: 44

Industrial Exhibition Buildings......... 13 Territories

The Great Towns of England.......... 13 Government of the Commonwealth of

Calendar for July........

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Pennsylvania.................

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Census of Canada in 1871................ 14 State Legislatuse...... ........45, 46

Governors of Pennsylvania from 1681 Constitutional Convention..........

to 1873...........

15 Philadelphia City Government...... 47, 48,

Calendar for August....

16 United States Officers in Philadel!

Capital and Industry of Philadelphia. 16 phia..........

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The Schuylkill Water....

17 | Progress of Population in Philadel-

The Name of God.....

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Vaccination Statistics...

17 Public Debt of the United States...... 49

Calendar for September..

18 Fires in Philadelphia, 1871–72......... 50

Westward, Ho!..........

18 Necrology of Philadelphia...... 51

Philadelphia Chronology for the Years Places of Interest in Philadelphia...... 52

1871--72............ .19, 21, 23, 25–27 Governments of the World in Novem-

Calendar for October.....

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Philadelphia Vessels Captured by Pri. British Possessions in America......

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