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A LOST BATTLE.
An thoy hail been lighting for two
days ami had pass-ed tho preceding night
vritli their knapsacks or. their baclcs bo
Death tho drenching rain, tho soldiers
wore exhausted. Nevertheless, for three
mortal hemrs thoy hod boon kept wait
ing, with grounded arras, In tho pud
dles of tho highways and tho mud of tho
Overcomo with fatiguo aud loss of
sleep, their uniforms heavy with water,
they huddled together to keep warm, to
sustain themselves. Thoro woro some
who slept as thoy stood leaning on their
neighbor's knapsacks, aud weariness and
privation werb best pictured on those
unbent faces abandoned to slumber.
Rain, mud, no firo, no soup, a black nnd
threatening sky, and tho enemy on all
Bides. It was wretched.
What wuro thoy doing there? What
was taking place?
Tho cannon, their muzzles pointed to
ward tho woods, had tho air of watching
something. Tho masked mitrailleuses
stared fixedly at tho horizon. Every
thing seemed ready for an attack. Why
did thoy not attack? For what wero
They wero waiting for orders, and the
headquarters did not send them.
Tho headquarters, however, were not
far distant. They wero at a handsomo
- chateau in tho stylo of Louis XIII, tho
red bricks of which, washed by tho rain,
glistened on tho hillside among tho trees.
It was truly a princely dwelling, and
well worthy of bearing tho banner of a
marshal of France. Behind a great ditch
and a stono railing which separated
thorn from the highway tho grassplats
ran straight up to tho steps of tho man
sion, oven and green, and bordered,with
vases of flowers.
On tho other side, tho private side of
tho chateau, tho hedge was full of lumi
nous caps; the pond in which swans
wero swimming stretched out liko a
mirror; and beneath tho pagoda shaped
roof of an immense aviary, sending forth
shrill cries, into tho foliage, peacocks and
golden pheasants beat their wings and
spread their tails.
Although tho proprietors had departed,
nothing there indicated tho recklessness,
tho overwhelming desolation of war.
The oriflammo of tho chief of the array
had preserved everything,.oven to tho
meauest flowers Tf tho grass plats, and
it was something iinpressivo to find so
near tho field of battle the opulent calm
ness which arites from orderly arrange
ments, from straight rows of trees and
from the silent deptlis of avenues.
The rain, which filled tho highways
with such wretched mud and plowed
such deep furrows, was there but an ele
gant, aristocratic shower, brightening
tho red bricks and tho green of tho grass
plats, adding gloss to tho leaves of the
orango trees and tho white plumage of
the swans. Everything shone every
thing was still. Verily, without the flag
which was flying from tho peak of tho
roof, without tho two soldiers on guard
before tho grating, never could ono havo
believed it tho military headquarters.
Tho horses wero reposing in tho stables.
Hero and thoro ono met grooms, or
derlies in undress uniform lounging in
tho vicinity of tho kitchens, or some gar
dener in red pantaloons tranquilly draw
ing his rako through tho gravel of the
The dining hall, tho windows of which
opened upon the steps, displaying a table
half cleared away, uncorked bottles,
soiled and empty drinking vessels, look
ing wan on tho rumpled cloth all the
fag end of a dinner deserted by the
guests. In an adjoining apartment wa9
heard tho sound of voices, of laughter,
of rolling billiard balls, of cliuking glass
es. Tho marshal was playing his game,
and that was why the array was await
ing orders. When the marshal had once
commenced his game the heavens might
fall, but nothing on earth could prevent
him from finishing it.
Tho gaino was this great warrior's
weakness. Ho stood there, as gravo as
in battlo, in full uniform, his breast cov
ered with decorations, his eyes sparkling
and his eyeballs inflamed by tho dinner,
the game aud his potations. His aids-de-camp
surrounded liim, eager and re
spectful, uttering exclamations of ad
miration at each of his shots. When the
marshal made a point thoy all precipi
tated theuisolves toward the marker.
When tho marshal was thirsty they all
wished to prepare his grog. 'Twas a
crash of epaulets and plumes, a clash of
crosses and metal tipped shoulder knots,
aud tho sight of all the agreeable smiles,
tho fawning, courtier liko reverences of
so much embroidory aud so many new
uniforms in that lofty oak wainscoted
hall, looking out upon parks and courts
of honor, recalled tho autumns of Com
piegno and contrasted strangely with the
weather stained overcoats vainly waiting
along tho highways and forming snch
bomber groups beneath the rain.
Tho marshal's opponent was a captain
on the staff, belted, with curled hair
and light colored gloves, who was an ex
pert at billiards and capablo of van
quishing all tho marshals in the world,
but ho knew how to keep at a respectful
distance from his chief, and while ho
strove not to win endeavored not to be
beatcn'i too easily. Ho was, as thoy say,
an offleer with a future before him.
It was truly au iutorestlng gamo. The
balls sped, kissed" and crossed their col
ors. Suddenly a.cannou flash shot across
the sky uudw hollow report made tho
window panes rattlo. The officers started
nnd looked at each other uneasily, Tho
marshal ulono had seen nothing, had
heard nothing. Bent over tho billiard
table ho wus combining a magnificent
draw shot. Draw shots woro his forte.
But another flash ciuuo, then another.
Tho cannon reiwrta multiplied. The
ulds-ilo-uainp run to tho windows. Wore
the Prussians going to attack?
"Well, let thorn nttuckl" said tho
marshal, chalking his cuo, "Your turn
to play, captain."
Tho stuff llutlured with admiration,
Tttrctiiin aaleop uixiu a uuu uurlau a won
nDtliltiR tMrtnpnroil touiiMrmrMml.Manil
lug n mildly twfoiti Mm Millard table nt
tha wry Moment of nrllon. MNiiiwhllo,
ttio upnwr rvdmthlml. With Iho camion
hhols worn mingled tlin roar of the
mUmtlloUN nnd tho mil of tli platoon
musketry. A red miwkn, black nt tho
edged, tumtntod from tho (Ulrcttilty of
tho gnu") trial. All tho lower part of
tho park wan In flntnos. Tho frightened
peacocks and phoaftautn olmtiored in tho
nvinry. Tim Arab horses, fccnlitig tho
powdur, pranced in tho Mnblon, Tho
hindquarters commonced to grow ex
cited. Dispatch followed illapatch. Con
dors arrived tu hot haste. Thoy de
Tho marshal was inaccessible. Nothing
could prevent him from finishing the
"Your turn to play, captain."
But tho captain's mind was elsowhoro.
So much for being youugl Ho became
confused, forgot his caution, and mado
two shots which nearly gnvo his oppo
nent tho game. This timo tho marshal
grow furious. Surprise and indignation
burst forth on his manly visage. Just
at this moment a horso toro into tho
court yard at a terrible pace and dropped
dead. And ald-de-camp covored with
mud forced tho guard and loaned up tho
steps at n bound. "Marshall' Marshall"
ho shouted. Ho met with a rougn recep
tion. Swelling with rago and purple in
tho faco tho marshal appcarod at tho
window, his billiard cuo in his hand.
" Whnt is tho matter?" ho said. "What
is it? Is thoro no sentinel on duty?"
"Very good presontly. Let them
await my orders!"
And he closed tho window violently.
Let them await his orders.
Thoy wero doing that, tho poor men.
Tho wind drovo tho rain and shot full in
their faces. Whole battalions wero ex
terminated, whilo others stood useless,
their weapons in their hands, unable to
comprehend tho reason of their inactivity.
There was nothing for them to do. They
wero nwai'.ing orders. But as one can
dio without orders, tho men fell dead by
hundreds, bohind tho bushes, in tho
ditches, before tho silent grand chateau.
Even when fallen shot tore them still,
and from their gaping wounds tho gen
erous blood of Franco flowed noiselessly.
Above in tho billiard hall things wero
coming to terribly close quarters, also.
Tho marshal had resumed his advance,
but the captain defended himself liko a
lion. "Seventeen? eighteen! nineteen!"
Scarcely had thoy timo to mark tho
points. Tho noiso of tho battlo caino
nearer. Tho marshal had"but ono more
to make. Already bombs had reached
the park. Ono exploded over tho pond.
Tho mirrorlike surface was convulsed,
and a terrified swim swam about m a
whirlpool of bloody feathers. It was
tho last shot.
Then an oppressive silence. Nothing1
but tho rain falling upon tho hedges, a
confused roll at tho base of the hillock
and on the soaked highways something
like tho pattor of a hurried flock, of
sheep. Tho army was in full flight, but
tho marshal had won his game. Al
The Quaker Gurb IIus llod It Day.
While tho faith of tho Quakers has un
dergone no radical change since the days
of Mary Dyer, the simplo manners and
customs of the sect are rapidly disap
pearing. Hero and there, it is true, one
of tho "old fashioned" Quakers is to be
seen. When Jonathan Chaco occupied
a seat in tho senate of the United States
his coat was of tho orthodox cut. and his
correspondents could not please him bet
ter than by addressing him as plain
Jonathan Chace. A consistent Quaker,
too, is Jonathan Chaco, for ho, with his
plainly dressed wife, rather than deprive
their coachman aud horses of their Sun
day rest, will frequently walk two miles
and more to meeting and return by the
But tho old time straight cut coats are
fast passing away, and even Jonathan
Chaco has discarded tho drab, and his
black coats, though of tho Quaker cut,
are of the-very finest piece of broadcloth
that the looms can weave. It is with
regret that tho public part with the
quaint costume of the Friends, for when
seen upon tho street it formed a delicious
picture. Wo may see something akin to
it at tho Shakor settlements if we take
the trouble to visit them; but the cos
tuino which poor heroic Mary Dyer woro
in hor last hour has almost passed from
the sight of men. Boston Journal.
JUines of tlio Germun Emplro.
It appears that tlio total production of
the mines throughout tho German em
pire, including Luxemburg, has steadily
advanced from 87,C80,000 tons, of 11,
347,000 value, in 1808 to a total of 05,
800,200 tons, of 24,735,000 value, in tho
year 1888. Of this quantity coal figures
as 25,704,800 tons in 18C8, as against 05,
880,100 tons in 1888; peat has advanced
from 7,174,400 tons to 10,574,000 tons;
iron ore from 8,034,300 tons to 10,004,800
tons; zinc ore from 809,000 tons to 007,800
tons; lead ore from 05,300 tons to 101,
800 tons, nnd copper ore from 201,700
tons to 530,000 tons. Chicago Journal
IIow lie Kiiuw.
The Narrator Yes, I journeyed for
four days through an absolute wilder
ness, sparsely inhabited by benighted
The Doubter How do you mean thoy
The Narrator Because in all that
time 1 hoard no ono whistling "Annie
Rooney." Pittsburg Bulletin.
Sno Isn't this beastly weather?
Ho Yes, it's raining cats and dogs.
Tho l'uilia'8 Love,
Oh, ebe was a Jiourl, fair as ilawn.
And Lu y as a fctern poslia,
Willi un UL'ly black frown,
And a i lcli jeweled crown,
And lik word wat, of couree, tLo i7.
But lie full la love w Itb this bouri fair,
And be lot ed bcr as lila Ufa
And bo said, bo did,
"You beautiful kid,
You may be my fav'rito wife!"
Hut the hour) fair bad ways most coy.
And au cold an a cold Icicle;
Aud u by she demurred
Wan lu'Ciuiku the bad beard
That the uuhu Has dreadfully fickle.
And the uviha h ept ut the way iba was,
And his heart with poiulou burned.
lie wan nild with ileialr
That thin bourl fair
I1U lovu huil tint returned.
lu the liubt of her clarions, coal black tytt
The bu would fuln buvu bonked.
but tbo bourl ktayixl cold)
'Tor 1 linvo beeu told
You don't love ma Do you!" the ankixl
Then tbo lianas drew him proudly up
TIU bU form oeemwl lull and ktaU-ly.
"llourl," auld ho, '
"1 do loiro tht-e,
I iwcor It, ph-iimjr J"
pnovisioNB ron a long Tnip.
A Trutrlnr AVIiu Aiitrrlnlrt tlin Vatnn
lit tlin Ol-rnl Alnrtlrmi IIUIi.
"Havo yon any mlnco pio?" ho fwild
bustling np to tho proprietor of a Nas
sau street restaurant nnd letting hta
autumn tinted noso harmonize with tho
"Certainly , Mr."
"Llttloieatly, Isn't It, for mluco?"
"Aren't remnants or mark downs frou
last year, are thoy?"
"Of coanio not," nnawored tho proprie
"Woll, you do mo np n wholo plo. I'm
going to start for Omaha at D o'clock
and I want a stayer for tho trip. You
soe," ho added, loaning confidentially on
tho cako rack, "when I went west last
year 1 eat half a nilnco pie boforo 1
started. Woll, sir, 1 never seen any
thing stand by yor liko it. Couldn't eat
a mouthful of anything till 1 got to St.
Louis. This year I'm buyiu' a wholo
pie, and I reckon sho'll seo mo clean into
tho stato of Nebraska. " flow XorK
Two on a Tour.
A story is told that on ono occasion
Charles Dudley Warner, who is near
neighbor and friond to Mark Twain,
wanted him to go walking, and Mark, as
usual, refused. Dudloy insisted, but to
"You ought to do it," ho said finally.
"It's according to Scripture."
"No 'Mark-the-perf rct-man' chestnuts
on mo," replied the wily humorist.
"Where's your authority?"
. "Tho fifth chapter of Matthew, verse
tho forty-first," said Mr. Warner, which
reads thus: 'And whoever shall compel
theo to go a mile, go with him, Twain.' "
Mr. Clemens went with Mr. Warner
that time. Washington Star.
An old negro strolled up to the win
dow in tho ofilco of tho Kansas City
commissioner of registration tho other
day and mado application for registra
"What is your name?' asked Assistant
"Goorgo Washington," was tho reply.
"Well, George, are you tho man who
cut down tho cherry tree?"
"No, sah, boss; no, sah. I ain't do
man. I ain't dono no work fo' nigh onto
a yeah." Kansas City Times.
A Costly Til. .
Mellick Look herol Skipps, the
casliier of tho Sphinx National Bank,
has just fled with $80,000 of the deposits.
Ho was au old and trusted employe and
tho directors think ho must have fled in
a fit of mental aberration.
Jellick Either that or a fit of ab
straction Muusoy's Weekly.
YTItli Equal Kuse.
Tom Can you lend mo ten dollars,
Fred My dear boy, I can lend ten
thousand as easily as I can ten.
Tom (overwhelmed) So kind of you,
old fellow, but ten will do this timo.
Fred Sorry, Tom, but I'm dead broke.
"I want a hard boiled .egg, waiter.
Boil it, say, four minutes. And hurry
up, too," added tho traveler; "my train
goes in two minutes." Harper's Bazar.
A Crjlnsr Injustice.
Skunkvillo is a place somewhoro on
tho lino of tho Canadian Pacific railroad.
Evidently it is not a very populous town,
but it has a newspaper with nn editor
who dares to assert tho rights of his fel
low citizens. Ho writes: "This is tho
last timo wo bliall alludo to tho persistent
omission to stop at tlds town of the
trains on tho Canadian Pacific. Tho old
excuse of tho conductors that thoy
wouldn't know Skunkvillo if they should
seo it appears singularly thin in faco of
tho fact that this morning wo personally
planted a largo painted stake beside the
track which conld bo readily seen by the
engineer for tho distance of half a milo.
This evening a nail will bo driven into
said stake and Flaherty's stable lantern
hung thereon. If the night express also
ignores this signal it will bo timo for
the people of Canada to fully under
stand the malice of this infamous blow
leveled at tho prosperity of a growing
metropolis by a bloated and cowardly
monopoly." Muusoy's Weekly.
Tho Luuib mi. the Lion.
The Lamb I'm tired of that old "lion
and lamb" story, and now that I have
caught you two cubs alone I'm going to
buck tho life out of you just to reverse
tho tradition. Scribner's Monthly.
Afraid of Vlre.
Average Man My goodness! Tho in
surance on this honso ran out today, and
I forgot to renew it. Where do you keep
Wife In tho kitchen closet.
"Have it carefully carried outdoors at
once. What sort of matches are wo
"Burn ovory ono up and bring down
your great-grandmother's tinder box
from up stairs. Then send tho servants
to bed before the moon stops shining,
and inako suro that tho kitchen range is
fixed right. I'll attend to the furnace
myself." Now York Weekly.
A Moderate Iljmiit.
"You may bring me," sold tho gentle
man from tho country, who had wan
dered into the Parker house dining
room under a misapprehension, and who
had spent an approjiensivu ten minutes
in looking over the prices on tho hill of
fare, "you- may bring me a gloss of
watur uud a little salt. I've only got u
dollar in my iockot, mid I don't want to
live beyond my mean." fcktiuurvillu
"v." f "
Sanitary W olf n System Co.,
Just to linuil a (ill! fctijiply Of
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Tratlu Marie, enclosing Dr. Jaeger's
B& Accept no goods that do
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oar Ai 1
Consuming Onr-tliirrt Less Fuel, ust her wood or coal, than
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FOR 30 DAYS
OUR GJIAND SILVER, PEACHULOW, SATIN WARE, CLASS WARE,
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. -IVtoU TV IS F6TS IT .
lew Boons !
OR 30 DAYS
customer purchasing $2, SO worth, will
Satin, Glam Wuro, Dolls, Toys or
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Also, a choice llnu of
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Far thoie desiring Hawaiian SubjcoU, thoy havo to oiler
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and other, bosldo a great variety by their nwn aillst, W. Y. Stono, who has
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A very line iiosorlmcnl of
Photo Panels & Photo Frames,
Very suitable for Christmas presents. They have
Over 250 Varieties of liiis fur Picture Frames,
Which they aro making up cheaper Ihan any place in town.
ARTISTS' SUPPLIES, nt gieatly reduced puces.
PARLOR EASELS, in Ouk, Cheny, Bamboo, Hrass, Etc., Etc.
WALL BRACKETS of all kinds, in Ebony, Oak, Walnut, Etc., Etc.
WINDOW POLE CORNICES, in great variety at lowest prices.
Remember 1 There is nothing better than n well-selocted Pictura
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THE PACIFIC HARDWARE CO., L'd.,
Uog to announce that In consequence of extensive repairs to their building, thoy
arc Removing their Stocks of Goods to the .
MoIISJERINY -:- BLOCK.
86?" During removal, in order to save expense of handling -a,
Their Entire Ml Is Offerei at lanced Bates
TO rriX12 TRADIil :
p Persons requiring anything in their lino will ilnd this a specially favor
New Goods ! S3ew Coods !
Have lately been received and fresh iuvoicus are an the way.
PACIIIC HARDWARE CO., L'd,
MOW IS THE TIME !
Society of the United States,
Are now selling their Bonds, and u,pon easy terms. The additional fea
ture of Insurance goes with every Bond.
The following are a few of tho many attractive formB offered by this
original and progressive Company :
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INDEMNITY BONDS, 4' " " '! ' "
IMPROVED FREETONTINE8WITH LUCRATIVE OPTIONS.
PARTNERSHIP AND JOINT LIFE POLICIES.
CHILDREN' ENDOWMENTS, ETC.
The Company isequitahlo, its payments prompt and certain, and its
From tlw. Nero York Sun, Arit 4th, 18'JU.)
Thtt LitrtfUHt BiiHliittHB Ever TrtuiHur.iod by a JJt'e AMHiir-
ance Com puny.
The new business of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New
York for the first quarter of tho present year is reported to exceed Fifti'
Million Dollaiis. This ia at the rale of two hundred millioyiti of assur
anceor the year, and is unprecedented in the annals of life assuranoe.
&Iuformalion cheerfully furnished to any who will write to or call
upon the undersigned at his olllco.
ALEX. J. CARTWRICHT,
General Agent for the Hawaiian Islands, Equitable Life Assurance Society
of the U. S. Jan-1-9L
Assets, : : $405,053,600.96
"Pacts are Stobboro Things."
At every ago, on every premium
tahlo, awl in overy year, the AO
T.UAL UE8ULT8 ol Tontine Polioies
of the New York Life lusuranee Co. J
have licou LARGER Ihuu those OF
ANY OTHER OOJIPANY issuing
tW For particulars apply to
V. O. Ul'AlUV.K
(Jeu'l Agent Hawaiian Islands.
New Goods !
thud Cases, Hand B.ige, Etc..
line lino of
Manufacturer of Ladles & Gentlemen's
French Kid, Calf & Kangaroo
SKIN SHOES 1IADK TO ORUEIC.
I'ttffKt'd or Hewed. Alao, Muddle h.
38 Nuuanulst.. : ; : I. O. Box 206.
.TivUr Hz, WittoIimuUui
KUKUI JEWELnV a SPECIALTY,
klmiH of repairs.
pulil to nil
JL for is the
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