There are frequent complaints that, in these days servants are bad, and apprentices are bad, and dependants and aiding hands generally are bad. It may be so. But if it is so,what is the inference? In the working of the machine of society, class moves pretty much with class; that is, one class moves pretty much with its equals in the community (equals so far as social station is concerned), and apart from other classes, as much those below as those above itself; but there is one grand exception to this general rule, and that is, in the case of domestic servants. The same holds, though in less degree, with apprentices and assistant hands; and in ess degree only, because, in this last case, the difference of grade is slighter. Domestic servants and assistants in business and trade, come most closely and continually into contact with their employers;• they are about them from morning to night, see them in every phase of character, in every style of humour, in every act of life. How influence will descend! Conscientiousness is spread, not only by precept but by example, and, so to speak, by contagion it is spread more widely. Kindness is communicated in the same way. Virtue of every kind acts like an electric shock. Those in contact with its practicers receive the communication of it. The same with qualities and tempers that do no honour to our nature. If servants come to you bad, you may at least improve them; possibly almost change their nature. Here follows, then, a recipe to that effect: - Recipe for obtaining good servants. - Let them observe in your conduct to others just the qualities and virtues that you would desire they should possess and practice as respects you. Be uniformly kind and gentle. If you reprove, do bo with reason and with temper. Be respectable,and you will be respected by him. Be kind and you will meet kind ness from them. Consider their inter ests, and they will consider yours. A friend in a servant is no contemptible thing. Be to every servant a friend; and heartless, indeed, will be the servant who does not warm in love to you.