A YOUNG lady was preparing for the dancing-hall, and standing before a large mirror, placed a light crown ornamented with silver stars, upon her head. While thus standing, a little fair-headed sister climbed in a chair and put up her tiny fingers to examine this beautiful headdress, and was accosted thus "Sister, what are you doing? You should not touch that crown!" 

Said the little one "I was looking at that, and thinking of something else." 

"Pray, tell me what you are thinking about you, a little child." 

"I was remembering that my Sabbath-school teacher said, that if we saved sinners by our influence, we should win stars to our crown in Heaven; and when I saw those stars in your crown, I wished I could save some soul." 

The elder sister went to the dance, but in solemn meditation; the words of the innocent child found a lodgement in her heart, and she could not enjoy the association of her friends. At a seasonable hour she left the hall and returned to her home; and going to her chamber, where her dear little sister was sleeping, imprinted a kiss upon her soft cheek, and said: "Precious sister, you have won one star for your crown;" and kneeling at the bedside, offered a fervent prayer to God for mercy. 



 There are two kinds of girls. 

One is the kind that appears best a-broad the girls that are good for parties, rides, visits, balls, etc., and whose chief delight is in such things. 

The other is the kind that appears best at home the girls that are useful and cheerful in the dinning-room, sick-room, and all the precincts of home. 

They differ widely in character. One is often a torment at home, the other a blessing. One is a moth, consuming everything about her; the other is a sunbeam, inspiring light and gladness all around her pathway. The right education will modify both a little, and thus unite the good qualities of both in one.