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We drifted into Iho liabit of going
out to dine at tile restaurant, itt dif
ferent places each day.
How delightful! snid my wife
frankly 4 am not fatigued making
purchases; I am not put into an ill
temper by llio domestic because she
has paid tail iiitich for early ve'gotu'
bios; I am not annoyed by having
to blow on the (ire in the stove whicl
will not burn when I am hungry;
there is no danger that the meat will
be flavored with 'smoke. Otir table
is sot at all hour's of the dav: iii win
ter, one enters a beautiful dining
room mueh larger than our four
rooms all in one; we choose a seat by
the window where we ban watch the
world go by; in sumllibr, w! rbninin
out in the fresh air of the garden;
and it is suilicient merely to tap on
the glass with a fork', to have all
that one could desire '. . just as in
the palace of the fairies.
And finally paying observed I,
Hut thbreupon Evangeline, relying
securely bn her experience as
an economic house keeper, proved to
me as surely Us Mint two and two
make four all things being considered,
the same restaurant dinner would
have, cost us iliueh more at homo; and
as to me. nothing remained but to ac
cept her theory, and to ask her with
a hinile to pardon a great ignoramus
whose happiness he did not deserve!
We had chosen as a model for our
far distant future, an old couple, full
of wrinkles and good humor. These
two came each day to the restaurant j
the old woman wore a hat like u fun
nel which the husband would carefully
hang on the hat-ritck, and then they
seated themselves, fully displaying
ihoir baldness. They woiiUI consult
for a long time in undertones' before
they could agree upoil choosing hie
same dMi; then they called for it with
a sense of great cheerfulness, and
wateheel it coming with smiles; and
they ate meditatively, from lime to
time felicitating thcniscleves by a
glance of the eye, at the judicious
choice of viands which they had
made. When the'y went away, arm
in arm, it see'jned that cheerfulness
had vanished. Evangeline and I re
mained for a moment in silence, and
then one or the other of us said!
We iilso, wo will always come to
the restaurant to dinner.
In short, we love each other, and
we were both persuaded that the
world commenced liii'd ended in us.
It was necessary to see us when
we set out froin he restaurant, arm
in arm, I ehow-ing u tooth-pick", erect,
robust, superb, my Evangeline
serene and smilingt both enjoying
the rays of the slitting sun or the
dark clouds of tiio summer evening
which threatened to force us to run
home for shelter, or the magnificent
snowy clouds which obscured the sun;
it was necessary to see us then to
comprehend what exquisite sentiment
emanates h-Oih an easy digestion for
both of us:
Shall we ninve em? Shall we? rest?
or run or walk slowly ? we win dei
whichever fte prefer.
Tlie'rc rid danger that during our
absence' our inlants will ( tumble down
stairs, oi' fight frith each other like
good little bi'othors, er ret fire to the
bed curtain with limf.hos mnuggled
frenn the kitchen.
Listen! Jr this a yoiugstcr which
trills, lik(;i primn-donnn. or a prima-
donna, who .. . There is no doubt,
'. .1 " " h
it is ar youiy-Bti'r. Wo throw a
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glanco of .coinrassion to th" tlrrd
sten-y wlnQ6y from wiicr.ee descends
these soprano notes, and pass along:
this youngster is not ours. And'
we think: patience, poor young
mothers, patience, little angels, Ibis
is the heaven to which you have been
A little further vo encounter an
other little tot wlirt is learning to
take his first stops; h'dw tiny it is!
hrtw it totters; the wish comes to us
at each Instant to run after it with
a pillow iii emr hands to put under it
lest it fall and hurt itselft And sob
there another who plants himself in
the middle of the street and will not
budge; the iiiothori the father, the
maid strive to jtorsuaele hlin, they do
not succeed; they essay to take his
hand and the little man utters cries
loud enough to cause his little col
lcaguo on the third fleieir lo suddenly
cease', probably, to listen. At this
noise some passers-by jltop . . what
is the matter? ikHhing.strange;n nat
ural llhciioill'eilein litit iluj poor motl.
or flushes painfully; tho-futher seeks
a hole in which lie tan hide himself;
the servants a iseniblo and carrv him
away,-the little fuimly'ifeillowing to
ward the house; someone laughs ni:d
the crowd disperses. And We look at
each other without saying a word;
then I say jeiklnglyl Observe; one of
the first comforts which a we'll raised
child bt'lieves it his duty to give to
papa and mamma'.
And this is nothing probably in
comparison with those which they
reserve for more mature years
" When he shall have) entered the
University at I'avic pursued I fol
lowing her thought, he will make
the aquaintanoo of a certain Madame
Reisa, a friend Of the students and
of twenty per cent per month.
And when for a word too quickly
spoken aloud in the cafe, he will go on
the grass, as they say. with a school
Or when '. . . ah! said I, inter
rupting myself, seized by a froling of
compassion - - if this noeir father
. . i 1 e '
could at present se.ei all the.' troubles
which 4rc reserved for this lad. ho
he1 would give him a geioet flogging
quite sure . . . but , not now 1 added
r t -c i.
thinking b.itlci',of it.
Why nyt now? demanded Evan
i laughed, and thou she Understood
no,and she began to laugh so hearti-
y that the pass'er-bs' glanced at us,
and then stopped and turned tei look
at us again. We heard one of them
say: These are newly niar.riiid, they
are very happy! I looked reiUnd at
them indulgently, and I had a strong
will te say te them :
Yes) gentlemen; thi is nivEvan
ge'line: wo have not been married a
very long time; we love each other
and we arc very happy.
In our selfishness, we cheisa for our
selves a companion, but with juelg
mcnt; this was a discreet friend who
sang all day our wedding song and
toeik in all our jeiys witheJut ever do
maneiing more man we cnosc to give
hiiii. ( He was not a jihpenix, as you
mightlbelie;ye, but merely oiie;of that
family. Ho eallcei himself Hlackbird
without really being a black bird.
It was not oven a starling and still
less a solitary sparrow; it sang likeu
tenor of the first l'ank and hissed like
a seasou-'ticket opora goe.r In tl.o
science' of ornithology j so far as a-
cln'cved by my wife and myself, this
plumoJ beiiig was only a black bird;
and in such fashion he lived and died
bearing th!s name which was ne.t
his, and made the best of it.
I still remember that cruel day;
since early morning our ceimpanion,
I may say emr son, remained in the
corner of its cago motioid'of's, its eves
clewed; from time to time it essayed
to pick nonchalantly at aii insect
which fell n'eai its beak and re
inained indifferent to tl.o seduction
of songs tho most exemi.V.to which
were most potent to bring happiness
to a black bird. JJy wife did not
know what tei think she enquired
of the neighbors andftf those whom
sho met, what could possnbily bo the
malady which alllieted her blackbird,
and hew it might, be cured? And 6n
an occasion so sad, she gavo proof
i f a truly matoi'nal heart, lavishing
a tlunisund tender cares6s on the'
pew littlo animal, calling it u hui.-
deed put names, but all in vaim,
After having unjustly passed as n
blackbird during its life, this littlo
creature came to die in tho flower of
its years, as emo might say, without
emr being able in the least to dis
cover its true unmet. And, nobeuly
can get it out of my head, this poor
tiling voluntarily gavo up its life to
escape from a world full of injustice
and ignorance, considering tho fact
that tho porter who had the care
of hint during his l'nsl hours, and who
had solemnly promised to save his
life, discovered, iii nlakiiig nn autop
sy, that tho deceased had swallow
ed a noodle.'. The homicidal .steel
had pierced Us vitals; the porter
shivoivd wllli horror', and I lew, ' and
we wore of bn'e accord ill giving an
honorable sepulture to the dead bird
without revealing to iny wife the hid
den drama of which 'our eyes had
seen the fatal torminntibh.
I would not wish to raise
an ill natural (suspicion to the
detrilnOnt of my neighbor) but I
flot it thenand in its reproduction
today, the fault docs not seem se
grave that I should hesitate to tlo
so. From a certain Cinbarassincnt
of thts porter froin a testifying
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ioatnor wnicn rcmameu attaelieel as
an accusation td the corner of his
jacket, from his singular earnest
ness tet impress upon mo that our
blackbird iliad been buried in the
garden, I was as fatally induced to
believe that the Hying sepulchre hud
been himself, as if I had read its
epitaph on his stomach. Yes, be
cause the defunct had been fat; wor
ries had not destroyed its appetite,
and up to tho very day when it had
taken the somber resolution to com
mit suicide with a needle in its throat,
unseen by my wife, it had eaten in
sects linel dainty Viands with the
avidity of a bird of the host inten
tion in Iho world. ,1 wished myself
mistaken, and I fenind a 4 seir t of com
fort thereby, but I fear Hint, precise
ly because this was not a blackbird,
it was not the most savory elf black
fterwards, the -Impression of the
catastrophe, having passed, I found
courage to laugh and to write an epi
taph, and lny soli' regret was that I
was neit able to write it on the au
The loss of this unknown littlo of oa
turo who saluted tjs each morning
with an open throat) who came to
peck lovingly at our fingers, and Mio
had never caused us one-trouble, had
aiieeteu me also. During some time,
whenever I saw an efhntv bird eare.
I was reminded of the companion of
. i' .i '-X.
our empty but liapjy nest. The truth
is, iKiwuYor iuui,sccing my uivangC'
line distressed, 1 endeavored te con
sole her by saving tjiat,aceetrding to
tho doctrine of the transmigration of
souls, our blackbii'el might ha vo be
come at this hour ulittlcdog, and may
uo wuii uinej wouieioecomo worthy eif
human birth as tho -son of Signora
Evangeline, wife of the advocate Pla-
The idea was uncouth) but pro
duced its affect, which Was to 'put us
in a good humor.
Think a littlo I tvcfulclsoiiielltno
say to my wife if, hi place of a
blackbird, we had lost a son,
I thought of it; and Called to viind
ten Mother's brought to. desnair at
having lost mi infant? a father who
had become insane, another who had
committed suicide! for tho rumo cause;
ami I concluded very seriously that
not to sec one's sou diCi the emly pre
caution suggested by experience
would bo to novcr see him beirm
So I rubbed my hands, and 1 laughed
and I watf content; airl I endeavored tei
render the crm;)aniou of my existence
happy by novei' putting be'tweon us
and enn' happineesH anything but u
HVely desire', a m'oelest dero--tho
first client I .
I had waited morning and cvehin.
delving in my codes in ordoij to bo
in i-jjai tu iy receive, lljlil .woj'Xllliy; 1
put my bo'ok's in drdcrly array; I
placed my papers' iii' piles wiicli,o
arranged, defied tho most .export
oyes to rcceiguizo that mino was not!
n numerous clientage. Seimo time
my first client would come; he would
have a complicated case; I would
grant hlin an audience with gravity;
I wculel engage lo sustain the process
and I proposed to carry him without
undue precipitation before the bar
of all the tribunals, Initiating him into
the mysteries of Civil Procedure.
Ho was seated listening to me; at
each technical word n littlo difficult
which escaped frenn my mouth, ho
opened his eyes like windows; lie was
s untied with my knowledge aud dis
posed til give me his process at law,
Dear dreams! . . . from this semi
nambulistic aud sweet egotism I was
awakened one day abruptly.
My Evangeline suffered; for a week
sho had oaloli but little j sho com
plained oi" certain pains, of a certain
sickness', of a littlo languor. This will
amount lo nothing said shej and tei
consoles her, I also repeated:
This will amount to nothing.
Hut one morning .sho aw oko more
sick than Usual'.
Oh heaven! thought I if she
1 descended tl,b stairs to call a eel
ebrated physician living on tho first
floeir! who made his visits in a carriage
anel who earned more m one Hay tlmn
all my revenues for a month'.
While lib wad mounting to our
apartments, I thought: Tho dif
ficulty will be to pay him, tiut 1 will
have lime; today it is necessary to
save my Evaiigcliil'. tt'eforc enter
ing, I was tempted to say to this cel
ebrated man: For charity, save my
Evangeline! I was prbvonied by a
certain virile dignity which I wished
to guard till the last extremity.
The doctor visited lily wife, ho ex
amined her tonguo, touched hcrpuUo
asked ll'cr certain questions which
sho answered hesitatingly, and at
cngth ho began to smile and said
that it was nothing.
Is there really no danger? de
manded I in a trembling Voice.
Kb, sir, at least not feir the mei
ment; and he drew me tei one side to
say to mo with a malicious air:
Give MaunniO tho news .yourself.
Is it as it should be?
Instead of accompanying the phj
sician to the head of the stairs as I
it 1 j! t
had at first intended, I politely pushed
him out of the room; after which,
without in the least stopping to close
the dcor, I ran tei tho bedside df iny
Do you know the name, of your
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sioiviicss: louoouoc Kinnvf j o von
wish to know? i ,
What is it caijed?
It is called August e".
Evangeline throw her arms round
. , '. r.
my neck and covered inc with kisses
murmuring through her tears!
Then that is why I felt that I
loved you more tlnm evor!,BeOtiUs,e
now therfc iirb' two Of uri to lovb you.
(To bo contiur.o'1.)
'M The Snltfilndr nomimofr. ' ""
. ?Ycs,irm in tho necktie department
new. Ii like It ever so much better
jhan solllnx ribbons. Men arc so much
rosier to suit than women. All you've
t'ot to elo In BiuIIo at Uieju and you cad
soil, thpin unytolel thtu?, The women
Will , wiser- QVttrtho Whole stock and
.not. buy 10 cents' worth-r-Just ns If a
ituly had nothing to do but show gooels.
UL'sidcs. I don't Ul:p the floorwalker
hi the ribbon department. Tho ouo
We've got now U lovely. Ills unmb Is
rorkuiH Horatio rerblua nud h'e'a
Just ns swell.
"Aud, say, can you keep' a secret)
He's you won't tell u soul 7 well, he's
lu love with mo. No, ho hasn't said so
yet, but I enii tell by tho way he looks
f.t me never takes hla eyes ofT mo
from inomlng till night He's Jealous,
too, and that's n sure sign. You ought
to'vo seen him yesterday when Ueorgo
camo In to Invite mo to the bill post
er's bnll. George he's my old steady,
you know well, he and I was standing
there talking when Horatio I mean
Sir. rerklns came nlong. Uo gave mo
au nwful ilerco look, but I never let
pu that 1 seen hlin, but Just kept right
Thpn ho Btepned right un to mo and
Bays, his voice quivering with suppress
ed emotiou, he says: 'Miss Itoblnson,'
no says, "nro you aware that there aro
half a dozed customers waltlnir for
"I know lib. only liald that bo nn nn
to betray his real feelings, because
when I turtuel orouiid Uiuro wasn't any
sii custouiors thcro at alL There was
only four." Kqw Ycfrk J.ournaL,
A good Scheme
Von1d Have Workcil All nlp;iit, htA J
There Wan Tda Mneh Hrtlhunlniim. t
"I know I oughtn't to give this i
awny," said n local polltlbliin, "but it's t V
too golid to kceit. The other dnf '. hai- I
bened lo droit lntu tho olllce of sue of. ft
bhr cauipalgn onitors and noticed tho
inaiiitscrlpt of a speech widen he pro-
posed to dollver Unit night lying on Ids'
desk. Without thinking liny harm t
picked It up and lu running my eyo
over the llrst few pages was surprised
to llnd Hie thread of the nrguuient in
tcrru))tcd hero nnd there by .a 'volco
from, iho 01111101100,' which asked imper
tinent questions. In each Instance a
very put answer was written down,
,iind 1 saw at once that a littlo comedy,
had been prepared Id ndvauco to show. '
off the orator's skill at repartee.
"I laid the manuscript down and said
nothing, but that night I went out to
the meeting to see tho fun. Knowing
pxnetly where tho llrst Interruption
jvas going to occur, 1 was on the alert
when the place1 in the speech was
cached, nnd, sure enough, up ponied a
tough looking individual and tired off
question No. 1. :
tVI must admit tho fe'eono was well
n'cted. When the question was asked,
the audience laughed nnd thou waited
I'Mgoily to' hear what tho speaker J
.would say. Kor n moment ho scetueej
embarrassed and dlscoilcertcd, and
then. Just as everybody thought he was .
'completely cornered, ho suddenly
straightened up nnd shot back n reply '
Bo apt and witty that it turned the tab
bies In a tw.l'tiUHugj, The effect was'
electrical, and the whole house won!;
"I snleke'reyl In my sleeve and waited i
for Interruption, No.f il, vhlch passed f,
off with equal eclat for the orator. In II
fact, the scheme would have been n ij
great success l'f tile liitorruiitor hadn't
played Ids part too well. , to was so j
extremely natural and ,gayo such a
tine Imitation of a hobo bent on break- i
Ing up a meet lug .that when he startcel
in the third tli'ne.i .big, polleomnn grab
bed him by the deck and put him un
der arrest. ,
"Ho tried to protest, but It was, no
go, mid In three minutes ho was on his
way to Jail. ,,Af,ter the mooting was
over the orator hopped into a cab and
hurried doWii to bail him out. I uu
dur.-it.-iml lie was pretty sick of his JobL
liiid unless a substitute can 'be found
tho rest of my. friend's speeches will
probably lie made without reparteo '
trimmings." New Orleans Times
I'.lllyllle In .lIoiirnliiK.
, Wo aro n, great sorrow becausq
DwVey; whl not visit Dllhille. We had
killed the tatted calf and niaelo a pair
of. navy boots for .him out of Its hide,
and all the lending oxen of the nolghj
borhood had been barbecued lu his
.. The greasy polo ,vhlch tho mayor
had promised to climb In tho event oj
Power's coining has been taken dowiu .
and chopped Into llreyood. ';' Tf Sl
;)Vo have jsent seven, Billvillo physl
qlnns to Washington to prescribe for
Admiral Dewey, and every ono Is'
sworn to tell hlin that nothing ill tho
world will benefit him but the climate
Deweyjs relations, 750 In number,
jpft yeste-rday, for their respoctlvo
homes. Atlanta Constitution.
Hla IleiieHor j-, j
v ''What havij yoij been playing durlntf
"We played 'Hnmlet' and 'King Lear?
on,the stage," answered Mr. Stormlng
ton Barnes. ,
"Wero thero no comedies In your rep-
ertory?" . t
"Only one. When wo camo to count
Up the box olllco receipts, It wns usual
ly '.Much Aelo, About Nothing.'"
UciunllxliifT ti Draivhnolc
He I noticed that one of the leading
golf players at .tho recent feminine
championship Contest was ruled Off tho
course -because she wns Offered somo
advice about her play by her husband.
Bh'o It seems to me It Would be n
tuoro than fair to give the Women with
husbands a. ireasomible handicap.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
7it Cine dii ttciiord.
In tho whole history of this country;
not a single crfse has been recordee of
fatigue on thu part of any one who was
collecting campaign fuhds. Dallas
IlnnebniuiiA mid 'Their Sox, i
i Hols', fortunate It Is that a man
usually gels Ills boypretty well trained
before the boy'-ffmTs out what a hum
bug tho father Is! Boston Transcript
A ClianAci -
j iur. -Aimma." "
; "Sho hain't my young lady oo lonce'f
A murnea 'er. Las
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iHm iTtiraini -'"it- -