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I hesitate about tolling tho following I'll give a Imortntlon of an ole darky
Incident because 1 should havo consld- In Louisville tie day of do parade. Like
cred It unworthy of credence If 1 hail iffs-dum-rum-dum, duni, dtun."
not been an observer of It mvself. I l- t,le eminent pianist, heat the
don't pretend to explain It. 1 am not a '"" "tlu 1,nss, "otw" white Mo-
sttnlent of psychology. It simply hap- TT'.m 'f oM ay. T"
. , , ,: . ' ' , , comes to Louisville to spend the day,
peuod. and 1 am willing to run tbe ri.sk aml ot, hMrU ft ,)iU1(1 ()f mUf)Ic
of being called a filmier of yarns be- pronchliig. Is rejuvenated, and from
cause I don't think that It can bo being a decrepit, rlieumatlc old man
mntchbd butsldo or tlio realm of pure loaning on his cane becomes a jaunty
nction. There Is llo attempt at com- dnim major, as he had been In his
position til illy hnl-riltlve. Events Iti youth. Itut no drum major In New
bur lives seldom ilfford pood sped- York ever twirled his baton with the
mens of composition; the trivial will abandon and precision of this one. It
lithe the center of the stage to the ox- Nvns virtuosity. A big mirror stood dl-
elusloii bf thu tragic, ructly In front of McCarty, nnd fragile
1 have glveii all of the characters ornaments were upon every side, hot
nemious names. In other respects I no one felt alarmed for their Integrity,
have set d6wn the things as they oc- Ho Inspired confidence. Those mobile
burred. lingers were magnets that would not
One cold, stormy evening In the early lone their potency over the heavy cane,
part of the winter 1 was on my way to and when at last the band passed out
the studio of Fred Hlankiey, the mn- of hearing and McCarty dropped Into
rlno painter. He had Invited mo and chair P.. the Frenchman. left hlx
(several other men nnd women to meet stool nnd shook hands with him, laugh-
a famous Trench pianist. I was a lit- uig heartily the while, and the audi-
tie late, and when I drew near to thu nco broke Into salvos of applause for
bouse, which stands In a quiet street, I ttoth.
heard the sound of the piano. 1 walk- n the simulation of n quarrel he
ed up the steps, and a man followed, twoon a Corkonlan and n darky, where
mo from the other side of tlw street, the epithets fell like rain and the In
Ho was about 30, poorly clad and shir- terruptlons were constant nnd -spas-
t-y :' "HE MUTTERED, 'GBACE IS DEAD, DEAD!' " "
erlng with the cold. Thero was some
thing of refinement In the cut of his
face, but when ho spoke his lnnguago
was strongly tinctured with toughness.
"Say, bos, If you're go'n Insldo, 4
wish you'd take mo wlf you. IUs
bhuuod col' out here, an I kin nmuso do
gnes' from de wold go."
It was a cheeky request, but I knew
my host well and felt sure that at
least the fellow would reeelvo warmth
and some supper; so I took him In. The
elevator man looked nskance nt lilm,
but I explained that ho wan with mo
and that It was all right.
"How can you amuse usl"
"Song, dance, tricks, Imertatlons,
finyt'lng at nlL" he said.
I held a hasty conference with
Hlankiey. nnd , ho sabJ: "Why, of
course. Givo 'the chap o chance to
show what ho can do. Jjlu't tlrst I'll
hnvc Sam give him something hot. He
looks purple with the cold."
A few minutes later tlw ragged fel
low, for -whom McCarty will be a good
name, walked Into the room whero the
guests, some 20,ln number, wore seat
ed. Ha went up to thu fXgoat piaulst,
who wns sitting ou the piano stool, and
EH 14: "Soy! I'll havo t' ask youse t
gl' me a lift on a coon song. I'll gl' you
de nlr, ,au 1 guess you UIu t'ump It out
ll right If you're do Bamo blokle I
hccil before I );em In."
l'-ancy asking a man whose terms at
a regular nnjlr.are $500 an evening to
"t'ump" an all' you! nut uie mg
man, wiUi the simplify of a true art
ist, smiled and said, "Vla ?hi!slr," and
after ho had heard the air" inco he
played it with such harmonica .''3
composer had not been able to give it,
McCarty was not clover; ho was
genius. Tlio coon soDg was sung with
tweh character aud tunefulness and
IIao dialect was so perfect that when
foe-had finished every one was asking
-ertrjt'ote else who this man was. Tho
act of "eflinawlerlo" on the part of 1
had almost is 14 .U Parisian's name
also serYetMo -melloiy t)ip wholo com
pany, so that they wore Jo Just the
mood for the remarkable oshlWtlo"
that followed, r . n
The ragged fellow with the refined
'face and tho unutterably tough accent
,ijnused those present for nt leuat three
.quarffrs of an hour wlth-a progmmma
,as vpreij ns It it had becil lntorprotod
by lmlf a .Jo?in clever people- His
.imltatliin of -bLxey ;mltatln Irving
was followed by his own lmltttlan of
Jrylog. aud th'e latfer wus, the trajo
"Soy, mister. If youita'JJ pi' me Ca
drums on de baat noton till I et' ywi
J sign au den break Into an oV tnrfrrt
B ATT ELL LOO MIS;
BY C. B. LOOMIS. X
uiodle, lie preserved each dialect In a
marvelous manner. Ills neatness of
utterance reminded mo of Harry Ker
noli, but It was strongly Individual.
Who was this fellow who had tho
mimetic ability of a Nat Goodwin and
a Mansfield comblued nnd yet who
teemed to be and undoubtedly was au
His Imitation of Pndorewskl was
startling. Although he could not play
at all, he had devised a plan of move
ment for his fingers that produced a
tuneless, horrible cacophonle form and
which compassed the wholo keyboard,
and tjhe toss,of his head and shoulders
and the action of his back and arms
were to the life.
Among the Invited guests who up to
this point had not come was Mrs. Mof
vllle, the most talented landscape paint
er on the Pacific coast. Hers had been
a romnntlc story, and doubtless It will
1)0 remembered by those Interested lu
artis).s. Happily married, she was one
day shocked almost Into lusaulty by
.the sudden disappearance of her hus
band, genial Harry Melville. He was
a stockbroker, with no artistic girts ex
cept a somewhat unusual talent for
tmpersonntlon. Ho was wrapped up In
his jvjfc and her work, and no reason
could be imagined for his disappear
ance. She had bravely, kept up her
painting, but she was rt changed worn
nn. Klve years hadpas.sed a,way, and
she had come east to spend the winter
with her brother.
MoCflrfy was giving nn, Imitation of
May Irwi'n tlnsllg "Ah Want Yer, jJtah
Honey," when the door opened, and
Mrs, Melville entered accompauied by
As Bflon as her eyes fell on McCarty
aha uttered n shriek and said, "Harry!"
McCarty looked nf her casually, then
anxiously. Then he stopped Kleins
and put his hand to his eyes and rub
bed them. He seemed struggling to
"Harry, don't you know mcV It's
Oraoo," said Mrs. Melville, going up to
him and taking his hand in hers.
.Tho guests looked amazed, ns well
jjifl'y mljsbt. for Mrs. Melville was
queonly looUJl? .and dressed with ad
iniraulo taste, aud' tho confyns(t be
tween her and the emaciated trniiip
It was pitiable to w.itoh McCarty
now. Tears were streaming down his
ehoeks, and ho muttered, half to him
solf, "Grace is dead, dead!" Hut ho
clutched tjip liand of this woman who
vas talking, bo klndiy fo hn a$ If lie
were loatlrto part with her. Suddenly
ho sobbed out: "You nre Grace', Yon
jtp pr wlf-.'! Take mo homoi' J have
""" ' '
Leon out a long time! It was bitter
:ol3, and you wTre"tlcTrdtM
It was narry Melville. Most of ftls
llfo from tho tlmo lie left San Fran-
clscw until tho tones of his wife's voice
at that strange, chance meeting recall
ed hlin to himself Mill always remain
i scaled book, llti had evidently trav
eled all over the country and had ob
tained a scanty subsistence by the ex-i-rclso
of that mimicry which his men
ial trouble had not weakened, but had
hiteiisllled. It Is easy to explain his
grndtinl laps'o Into a tough manner of
ipeoch, and hu't Mr hiy fortunate moot
ing of him thnt storiny night ho would
probably have lived niid died ns Mc
Carty. As the weeks went on his memory
of his oarly life strengthened and that
of his nomadic llfo faded. Those who
had known him In San Francisco say
that he Is the same Harry Melville ns
of old, save for a pedantic precision of
speech and a dislike for mimicry.
When I told this to the blnck bearded
French pianist tiie other day, ho whim
sically expressed himself as being In
tensely disappointed nt tlieoutconio of
the nll'air. As he said, Mrs. Melville
hnd become accustomed to the loss of
her husband, but the world had not so
tunny artists that It eould afford to lose
one so preternaturally gifted as Mc
Carty. Mr. and Mrs. Melville gave a little
supper at her studio only last month,
and she had some very entertaining
people there, but never a man among
them with a tithe of the talent of
lllnux Alwuya the Snmp.
Although ninny Jewelers ndvortlse
"sonic thing new In rings," the fact re
mains that they are but slight varia
tions of the stylo In vogue at the time
Moses piloted the children of Israel
out of the bondage of Egypt. Kings are
alluded to In tho liible, In the books of
Genesis and Kxodus. They have been
round among the relics of prehistoric
races, the stone age, the bronze age
and tlio age or the mound builders.
Herodotus mentions that .the Itaby
lonlans wore them, and from Asia they
probably were Introduced Into Greece.
The rings worn hi early times wore
not purely ornamental, but had their
significance ns signet rings. A king's
messenger delivering a message and
exhibiting the king's signet ns author
ity was obeyed Implicitly. The Uomaus
had a marriage ring of iron with a
Jewel of adamant, signifying eternity
mid constancy. History mentions a
magic ring possessed by King Solomon
of which the Jews and .Mohammedans
have abundant traditions. It was by
means of this ring as a talisman ol
wisdom and power that Solomon was
enabled to perform those wonderful
acts and accomplish those vast enter
prises that have made hs name so
celebrated as the wls-ost monarch of
the earth. The later Hoinans wore n
profusion of rings, and the more ef
feminate had rings for summer and
winter. Chicago Chronicle.
A MiKiilitiMul Amen.
Attorney John A. Ward, one of the
popular members of the 1,'liIIadelphla
bar, says The Inquirer, of that city,
recalls at times an lncldeiit hi one of
the courts which happened phortly
after he had been admitted to practice
taw, and which ho tells with scarcely
the shadow of a smile.
It was when court was Just opening
for tlio morning session that a boy,
sitting by his side, heard the usual
prayer made by the crier. The lad
seemed surprised, until, as the last
words were uttered by the olliclal,
Ward, without a thought as to the re
sult, punched tho boy In tho side with
his elbow nnd told him to say amen.
Quick as a flash camo the response
from the boy In a tpne of voice that at
first startled lawyers and spectators
aud disturbed the equilibrium or the
presiding Judge. ,
When the instant or astonishment
jiad passed, men and women who yerc
m-psnnt, jaughedi lightly as all, eyes
were directed .toward t(je lad and
Wnrd. "I was too contused to. do any
thing," says the latter, "except tp look
lu any direction but at the youth, who
seemed to he nppeallug to me to know
why everybody was looking nt us. 1
still say 'ameu' myself when prayer
requires It, but I have never told any
Pile else to do so since the occurrence
In court, nnd I never will."
The subject of hypnotism was res
cued from the charlatans, rechrlsteued
and subjected to accurate Investigation
by Dr. James Braid of Manchester ns
parly as lSiLmflut )U results, after
attracting momentary,, uttentiou, fell
from view, aud, despite .desultory ef
forts, the subject was not again ac
corded a general hearing from the sci
entific world until 1S7S, when Dr.
Charcot took It up at the Salpetrlere In
l;arls, l'ollqwed peon afterward by Dr.
Itudolf of'He'ideiiha'ln of Ureslnu and U
host of othgr experimenters. The value
of tho method In the study of mental
states was soon apparent.
'Most pf Urald's experiments were re
peated, nnd In the main his results
"were confirmed. His explanation or
hypnotism, or artificial somnambulism,
ns a seir Induced stnte, Independent or
nuy occult or supersensible Influence,
soon gained general credence. His be
lief that tho Initial stages nrp duo to
fatigue of nervous centers, usually
rrom excessive stimulation, has ,not
been supplanted,, though .supplemented
)"Qt!qnS ffWlUS out flf (1(0 llpff
knowlqdge ns to nivbcouseluus mental
ity in ponernl and tho Inhibitory Influ
ence of one center over another In tho
central nervous mechanism. Ilnrper's
A I'aitor'H Idea,
yvhen nskpil, "Will's a layman?" 11
pastor replied, "One who Jsy things
upon lils pastor which hp hlnisoir ought
to do." Itlchmond Itellglous Herald.
LIKED TO BE ON TIME.
fed toft. UOBSON TOLD MRS. JOBSON
REGARDING THE THEATER.
Ami (lui.. (inod Wife Wan lnconxliler
ntu llnotmli to 'I'litio ?Jliu nt II Ih
Woi-.l, Muoh lo 111 DIhUmiI nmt Uil
"Mis. Jobsoit," said Mr. Jobsbn
when ho got homo at 4:",0 the other
r.t'ternoon, "JuRt let mo take tills early
Opportunity to remind you again that
we're scheduled to go to the theater
this evening. It Is my desire and pur
pose to reach the theater In time tb
see tho rise or the curtain on the llrst
act, Tor once lu tho whole course of
my married lire, this evening. I want
'6 see the beginning or the show. 1
was nimble to got aisle scats, and 1
Tool uiuvllllng on this particular occa
sion to trample seven or eight unof
fending men nnd women underfoot In
order to reach my seal Just 11 minutes
nfter the performance has begun,
when the orchestra is rendering shiv
ery music and tho abused and starving
woman with the diamonds Is narrat
ing the history of her life. Nor do 1
reel resigned this evening to tlio spec
tacle or your completing your toilet
ou the street nfter we start. Just see
If you can't tog out lu time for us to
make the break for the ears some
where In the neighborhood Of 7:110.
and you'll do me a favor."
Mrs. Jobson smiled and superintend
ed the setting of tho table. The dinner
passed off quietly. After dinner Mr.
.lobson settled himself In his easy chair
nnd luu-led hlinseir in The Star. Dark
ness began to creep on apace, as the
lady novelists put It, and he Illumi
nated the house. When lie finished
The Star, lie picked up the copy or
'David Haruin" that Mrs. Jobson had
been reading and plunged Into It.
"This Is the stall' they've been mak
ing such a row about," muttered Mr.
Jobson to himself when ho sat down
with the hook, and .in less thait eight
minutes he had read 12 pages of it aud
hud rot-gotten his name and number.
Mrs. Jobson had disappeared up stairs
some time previously, hut ho didn't
even hear her moving about In her
dressing room. After awhile, howev
er, she called him.
"It's getting late," she said. "Aren't
you going to begin to dress?"
"Uli huh," replied Mr. Jobson, turn
ing over a page, lie had only au indis
tinct idea of what she wns saying.
Ton minutes later she called Ui hlin
"1 am pretty nearly ready," she said,
'and It's 7:30. Aren't you going to
change your clothes?"
"Uni-iii. uh huh," answered Mr., Job
son, unconsciously digging Into his
pocket and pulling out another cigar,
which he didn't light, but chewed on.
He was too much engrossed with the
At 7:25 Mrs. Jobson tripped down
stairs all ready. Even her gloves were
"Well?" said she, smiling nt Mr.
"Huh?" he inquired, looking up nt
her. "Where are you going?"
"It seems to me that we had Intend
ed attending some, theatrical perform
ance this evening, had we not?"
Mr. Jobson surveyed her in a mysti
fied way and then pulled out his watch.
"By jlng, 1 believe there wns some
thing said about the theater this even
ing!" ho exclaimed. "How's it happen
that you're all ready? And why didn't
you just tip mo off, by the way. that it
was time for mo to be getting arrayed
in purple nnd lino linen?"
"I called you several times," said
Mrs. Jobsou. ; , . ,
Ho laid the book down nnd regarded
"Called mo several times, hey?" said
he skeptically. "Mrs. Jobson, I don't
clnlm to be getting any younger, likp
some people I know, but it's s(uiply out
of the question for you to attempt to
mala me believe that I'm as deaf a.s ri
post. Don't you suppose. I eoi!jd,.ha,ve
heard you If you hadloaucd, p,VRr the.
banisters, and talked aljove a whisper?
But I see through ypur little game.
Just becnuse I happened to, remind you
this afternoon .that Jt would be tvgood
scheme for you to be ready pn tlmo.you
tlgured that it ''pJuld U9 (liuny to sneak
up stairs at about" 5:3(1, walk around on
tlptod while you fixed up and permit
me to doze off in my chair here-, Just
so's you could litivojt on me about not
being ready myself. S'pose you thought
that was a really subtle scheme aud
hard to see through, hey?"
And ho went muttering up stairs, to
get ready. He fouud tho buttons all
placed in ids shirt and everything laid
out on the chalrp..hut still ho muttered.
Mrs. Job'son ifi'dn't stand In the hall
and shout up .to him, "Hey, there, are
you going tOi.be all night getting Vnoso
duds on?" ns Mr. Jobson ',Vo!ld have
done mnler reversed clr$u,iustaneos.
, At :20.hp, elojnpcd'dQwr, stairs with
his ttojery much Uiussod and at one
Bide, his hair parted In several different
places and with tho sanguinary marks
of several cuts hp m inflicted xvn
himself i,n, shading stni showlug quite
prominently. They reached the theater
nt 8:10, and seven persons had to stand
to let them pass to their seats. Mr.
Jobson sat and watched the remainder'
of the play In gloomy silence. He didn't
tuy a word on the way home. As ho;
got a bee line on the bed, with his hand'
on the gas key, preparatory to putting
out the lights, however, he addressed
her thus: ' '
. 'Sirs. Jobson, a Joke's a Jokei but a
put up job Is a different sort of proposi
tion. You weren't cut out rbr a light
comedienne. The next time you feel
Inclined to be funny Just count up to
1S1 and take seven stops ro"thtf rear.
That'll give you a chance to decide, to,
pass up your pep,b.at,lue manifesta
tions ol, humor. By tho tlmo you learn
your limitations you are liable hot to
have any husband, 'and lie won't' lie In
Ouli mil elther."-WasUlngou Stttf,
Tho 8nttilnilU It (I m nil CM
"Yes, I'm in tlio neektio departiuenl' i
now. I like It ever so much b'cttcr
than selling ribbons. Men arc so much ,
easier to suit thaii women. All you'vd ,
got to do Is smile at them nnd you cn-u
sell them nuy old thing. The women
will finger over tho whole stock and
not buy 10 tents' worth Just as if a
lady had nothing to do but show goods; ,
Besides, I -don't like thu" floorwalker .
In the ribbon department. Tho one
we've got now is lovely. IHs name Is
Perkins Horatio Perkins and he's
Just Us swell.
"And, suy, can you keep i secret
He's you won't tell a soul? well, ho'3
lu love with nie. No, lie hnsli't Enid sb
y-ot, but I can tell by the way he look.4
1 1 mo never takes his eyes off mo 1
from morning till night. Hu's Jealous,
loo, and that's a sure sign. You dught
to've seen him yesterday when Georgo
came in to Invite mo to the bill post
er's ball. George he's my old steady,
you know well, he and 1 Was standing
there talking when Horatio 1 mean
Mr. Perkins came along. He gave mo
an awful fierce look, but 1 never let
ou that I seen him, but just kept right
"Then he stepped right up to mo and
says, his voice quivering with suppress
ed emotion, he Miys: 'Miss Boblnsott,'
he says, 'are you aware that there nrd
lmlf a dozen customers waiting for
"I know ho only srtld that So ns not
to betray his real footings, because;".,,
when I turtfed around there wasn't any
six customers there nt all. l"hcl-!s was1
only four." New York Journal.
A How nt tho 5ltnr (
The lord mayor's show is nil ilntuial
theme for the newspapers. Very llttlo
can be said about It that has not been
said again aud again. It costs about
J,000, the builquot front 'J,000 ib 3,
000. The show has sunk during thd
century to borrowing some of Its splen
dors from the "property mad." Thore
by hanga a tale.
A certain lord mayor hired .from tho
Surrey (beater two suits of armor,
brass and steel, with u couple of su
pers to go lasldu them. The manngef
of the Surrey- stipulated, by the way;
that the steel armor should not bo
used If the day be a wet or a foggy
one. After the show the men In armor
were taken to the Gulldhnll, remain
lug there several hours without food.
No one, It appears, was able to rid!
them of their Ironmongery.
"Wine was given them, and tho man
of brat-s became Intoxicated. The by
stauders, thinking If ho felt about that
ho would Injure others as well as him
self, tried to eject htm. But he show
ed tight, and. to add to their further
dismay, his companion lu arms Joined,
im. They were overcome at last only
by sheer weight of numbers. Then
the maker of the armor was sent for.
He eventually succeeded In freeing tha
men, who were In danger or .being:
stilled liv the wni'lit nf flinlv .,,'i.t,i
mont. Good Words. p
Ti-i-niliiK ItiNor.tnla. ;
So mnny people suffer from Insomnia
nowadays that Jt is a wonder they do'
not adopt the time honored custom oj
French klugs and Indeed or our an
cestors gcuerally, the "en cas" hy tho
bedside, the meal or fruit oc bread and
cold chicken, put ready lu ease ot
wakefulness. Many a merry llttlo meal
might bo caton In the middle of the
night, when thoughts crowd ou tho
mind nnd care sits heavy. It Is the-''.
wakeful dlgeatlou that claims, its due
and clamors to bo fed. Our fowftt
thers were wise, aud many a, b,imter'
after old furniture knows the quaint
little cupboard with : grated door,
which served for tho dght meal and Is
now sometimes kib.oled a cheese .tfp?
board. A bedside, book is of no "use
when the pangs of hunger, a:o toc
mastery, but with a, VJoi: nU(i a
"suncU" one cni "contrive to pass'
some pleasant hours, even when sleep
does not tough one's eyelids and the
sweet boon of unconsciousness evadea
one's grasiv-Now. "York Times.
Tht' Don't Know Xc-rvcu. V
Those who know tho Chinese best
have boon particularly struck with'
their nbsence of nerves. The foreigner"
fidgets, the native sits still; bimy
Jeep, especially ili liot wentlujV. M ill
resist the foreigner's sweetest wooing,
while to the native lying qu. a heap ot
stones or across tho bares, of a wliee!-'
barrow she co,m,v ai a matter of
course; we yeed, constant change and:
varied tbey "vyo-nld. tlmV contentment
and rout p the treadiiiill.. (
"It would bo ea.sy,v says jfr. Smith:'
"to, raise liv China au a;-- of i.ooo.oOO
muii-imy, J.u,mj.;;ooieosted bv com-'
petltlveexair'inlUIou as t0 tuoIl. cuac
ty to "
o'io Meop across three wlu-el-
unvrowtt, with- heads downward, like a
spldex-. their mouths wldo open nnd a
fly Inside." 1
From which' It is evident, snya Tho
North China Herald, that in a trusado
against noise we can hope far no as
sistance rrom our u'atlve fellow towns-'
men, but lustead a groat amount of.
Vis iuertlae. If not positive opposition.
.' A Chinese Uoolcy. )
Two'Irishineu stood at Gates avenue
and Bedford street discussing a Chi
nese laundry sign.
"Kin yc say it, Pat?"
"There lnnH v hmv tv
''Oh. 01 do now."
"Well, they -say a Chluaman's furstfx.
same is nis lost name. Do ye blavo It '
"Then fade It backward"
"m.racio lciurrui.vtvrsr, nn it spells ' ' if'C
Leo Dew," t rlhffi
Vdo it backward, man." ," . '
VJl-e-w, Do; h-c-c; I.o-Dooley." '' ' m1
"Itolght ye r.re. I'at. nn llrv.r i J '-J iSk'
folno old Irish nam, but it's the furst' Wifi
tonne in nip lMUV Ot Ivor liocrd of a ChlJt- 1
neap with au Olrlsli nnmo. Ho r,.,i,t -4A .' ! WLA
i i 2,;. . ... - w . , -! ur
, u,-, uio spaiceJJ.j'-New York Press- !-
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