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age, seated in a room by themselves with ale, &c., set before them, and all busily engaged in playing dominoes. On investigation, it appeared that the liquor had been bought by four of the boys, and for supplying them with the drink Dalziel was, as before stated, brought before the Police Court. The Baillie considered the offence to be a grave one, and fined Dalziel in the sum of £5.

ADULTERATING WINE OF ANCIENT ORIGIN.-In England we have early notices of the practices. Edward III., in a letter to the mayor of London, complains of the adulterations of the winé-merchants :— They do mingle corrupt wines with other wines, and are not afraid to sell the wines so mixed and corrupted at the same price as they sell the good and pnre, to the corruption of the bodily health of those who buy wine by retail.?

ODD FELLOWS' BEER MONEY.-An Odd Fellow, at Leicester, having been charged with a sum of money for beer, refused to: pay, and, by the advice of the editor of the Alliance News, wrote to Mr. Tidd Pratt on the subject. The opinion of this eminent authority was, that the beer money could not be added to the member's arrears. Other members of the same lodge, who are not Teetotalers, have refused to pay anything for beer in consequence of the opinion referred to; and it is not improbable that, in the end, the public-house will be deserted, and the business of the lodge transacted at some place where the members will not be expected to pay for any intoxicating drinks. It is certainly rather ludicrous to compel the members of a friendly society, which was established and is maintained for the purpose of encouraging prudent habits, to meet at places devoted to the sale of the great predisposing cause of extravagance and crime. The great body of prudent men who constitute the secret orders, and other similar associations, would do well to get rid of this incongruity, and encourage thrift without tempting to its opposite. The Threepenny Magazine.

Too Far!-"Why," said a physician to his intemperate neighbour, " don't you take a regular quantity every day? Set a regular stake, that you will go so far and no farther.”

“I do," replied the other, “but I set it down so far off, that I get drunk before I get to it.”

A WARY MUSQUITO.--A musquito was observed by a negro to alight upon & gentleman's nose which was fiery red and blotchy, from the effects of drink. The insect almost immedi

diately flew off again, and the negro was unable to restrain the exclamation, " Aye, good, bless your heart, you no stand there long 'cause you burn your foot."

CONNUBIAL CHASTISEMENT...On my way to worship one Sabbath morning, I came upon a woman most unmercifully beating a man with a potato beetle. There leaned the poor wretch against the wall, apparently quite unconsious of the injury he was receiving. On my saying "Stop, stop; this is not work for a Sabbath morning,' 'Stand aside, sir,' said the incensed woman, while she uplifted the instrument of chastisement for another blowStand aside; is he no my lafu’ married man ? Aware of the risk of interfering with opposing powers, I judged it best to take her advice.- Rev. Wm. Reid.

TO MAKE BEER SMART.-To give beer a cauliflower head beer heading is used composed of green vitriol, alum, and salt. Alum gives likewise a smack of age to beer, and is penetrating to the palate.-S. Child.

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By JAMES HILLOCKS.
There sits a father with a sweet smile of joy,
With gladness he looks on his young noble boy,
And there is the lov'd mate, his hope and his pride,
With a babe in her lap and one by her side-
A picture of beauty, of grace, and of love-
'Tis the nearest approach to the joys above;
How lovely is woman when faith and hope meet
No form more charming, no flower more sweet!

THE FLEEING DEER

By the Rev. A. WALLACE. Bob and his little brother Bill were walking one day through a village on their way home from fishing in a famous stream for perch and trout. They were young in years, but they were old abstainers, for they had never tasted whisky in their lives.

Bill,' said Bobbie to his brother, 'what can be the meaning of that sign-board there, swinging at the public-house, with a deer in full speed painted upon it?'

Bill looked thoughtfully at the sign for a few moments, and then said, “I don't know, Bob, unless it be to teach you and me a good lesson, and that is to flee as fast as we can from the public-house.'

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• Yts ' said the mother, they drive hard whom the devil drives. But thanks be to God, we have escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowler.'

*These are two capital lessons,' said the boys, “and we promise you never to forget them.'

The words passed from one to another round the table : ' Yes! how swiftly do they who frequent the public-house run to ruin!'

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REFLECTIONS AND MAXIMS,

By WILLIAM PENN.

DISCIPLINE: If thou wouldst be happy and easy in thy family, above all things observe discipline.

Every one in it should know his duty; and there should be a time and place for everything; and whatever else is done or omitted, be sure to begin and end with God.

INDUSTRY. Love labour; for if thou dost not want it for food, thou mayest for physic. It is wholesome for thy body, and good for thy mind. It prevents the fruits of idleness, which many times come of nothing to do, and leads too many to do what is worse

than nothing.

A garden, a laboratory, a' workhouse, improvements and

are pleasant and profitable diversions to the idle and

for here they miss ill company, and converse with nature and art, whose varieties are equally grateful and instructive, and preserve a good constitution of body and mind.

breeding, ingenious;

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Have wholesome but not costly food; and be rather cleanly than dainty in ordering it.

The receipts of cookery are swelled to a volume, but a good stomack excels them all; to which nothing contributes more than industry and temperance.

It is a cruel folly to offer up to ostentation so many lives of creatures, as make up the state of our treats; as it is a prodigal one to spend more in sauce than in meat.

The proverb says that enough is as good as a feast;' but it is certainly better if superfluity be a fault, which it never fails to be at festivals, as £11.717. A 03 17" id ulit .

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What, therefore, He has made' rare, do not thou use too commonly; lest thou shouldst invert the use and order of things , become wanton and voluptuous, and thy blessings prove a curse,

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