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T. PAUL,. MINN. fc CHICAGO. ILL,.
YE 1_ADS AND LASSES.
lads and lasses, to .the front!
*Tia yours to lead the van!
Fight for the right
With all your might
TOn all the good you can 1
In every oause that's good and just
Be ready to appear
i brave and bold,
4*d let the old
Fall to the rear.
With spirit onter in the strife,
Nor shrink from any test}
With purpose true
Your way pursue,
And do Tour very best.
Upon tne fateful battle field
Have courage to appear
For honor strike,
Fall to the rear.
3*ead on' lead on to victory 1
March up the heights of tame!
In every act
Reveal your tact.
Tour earnestness proclaim!
diligent at every task,
honest and sincere
From day to day,
Thougk other* may
Fall to the rear.
Old age to youth resigns its sword,
And bids it take the field,
To storm the walls
Till error falls,
And foes are forced to yield.
So, lads and lasses to the front,
.And wely persevere
From day to day,
Till Deatb. shall say,
"Fall to the rear!"
Josephine Pollard, in N. Y. Ledger.
Sin and Happiness Can Not Walk
Hand i Hand.
Let Johnson be rea dy to tako me out in
half an hour," said Mr. Bickster to the serv
ant who answered the parlor bell.
A cloud tell over the fair face of his wif e.
"Are you going out this evening S" she
asked, and the disappointment in her voice
"was perhaps not unmixed with reproof.
"Yes there is to be quite a famous guest
at the club to-night," he said"som En
glish swell, and we are to give him a supper,
a nd then a party of us go to the opera. I
is something I must not fail to do my share
ofthis entertaining business, you know,
"It must be very delightful to be enter
tained," she said, sarcastically. "I would
like to realize it myself."
"Wel l, isn't Forest coming around to
practice with you I saw him to-day, and
told bun. to come. I don't want you to get
lonesome and you know I am very liberal
with you. I don't know auotherfellow with
a handsome wite who is as gl ad to have his
friends entdrtam her, and be entertained by
her, as 1 am."
"O, yesI know that," Mrs Bickester
answered with a weary little sigh. "But
sometimes a wife is so foolish, you know,
as to prefer her husband to her husband's
friends. However, I would be the last
woman on earth to want you to stay at
homo one evening, or one hour, against your
own inclinations. There is the bellno
doubt it is Forest and his violin."
I was Forest with his violin, and ac
companied by a strikingly handsome man
whom he introduced as Count Duboi s.
"I took the liberty of bringing my friend
with me he said to Mr. and Mrs Bickester,
as he placed his viol in at the end of the
piano, "without waiting to ask permission.
The Count only arrived this afternoon Irom
an extended tour of the Statesan I did
not wish to neglect the kind invitation ex
tended to to-day the hospitable host
of this mansion, and I felt sure I could not
better entertain friend than to bri ng
him here into the presence of the charming
"I am very glad you took the liberty, and
I trust you will have a pleasant evening,"
Mr. Bickester said, as he ro se to go out
"As for me, I have a duty of entertainment
to perform at the club to-night and duty
is not always the greatest pleasure, you
know, if it is supposed to bring the highest
happine ss I this instance, I am certain,
both the pleasure and the highest happiness
would be secured by foregoing the duty and
remaining at home with three such com
panions. However, I tru st to have that
privilege on many future occasions. Count
Dubois, consider the house yours while you
remain with us. Any friend of Mr
Forest's is welcome. Good evening, gentle
mena revoir, madame."
Hugh Bickester little dreamed how fully
Count Dubois would carry out the privilege
accorded him by his host.
tl 0,yesitwa9a very pleasa nt evening,
as such evenings go," Clarice told her hus
band, when he asked her if she was well
entertained during his absence. "Mr.
Forest play ed better than usual, and he
brought a beautiful composition with him
something new, for piano and violin. And,
beat of all, Count Dubois sang. has a
marvelous tenor voice, which affected me
powerfull y. I could not restrain the tears
when he sang one song. Mr. Forest tells
me he is the last of a very old family in
Francethe sole possessor of the title and
the estate, which yields him a competence."
And he has come to America to se ek a
ri ch wif e? is very shrewdhe will, of
course, succeed," laughed Hugh. "Scores
of heiresses will be prlnd to lsy their for
tunes at his feet, in exchange for his title."
"But he cou ld not give his title to a score
ctf them very well," Clarice responded.
'And Mr. Forest tells me he has a ro
mantic historyh lost the idol of his
hearta young- girl whom he was to wed
just before they were to have been married.
That was ten years a#o, and he has been a
restless wanderer ever since, and never
taken the least interest in womankind.
"Very, if true, and a harmless little story
at all events," Mr. Bickester replied. "He
is evidently a very highly cultivat ed fellow,
and a very handsome man. W are quite
fortuna te in being the first to entertain him
N doubt, he will become the sensation ere
long, and charming Mrs. Bickaster will be
more than ever the envied of her sex, for
having been the first to feed the lion
Clarice smiled a sad little smil e.
"Charming Mrs Bickester asks for no
honors of that kind, and for no notoriety in
connection with foreign counts or society
lions," she said. "She would mueh prefer
to have her name spoken only in connection
with her husband's."
"And his spo ken only in connection with
hers! A couple noted tor their conjugal
devotion? That can not be in these days,
my/dear, when society demands so much of
husband and wife in different directions.
Were we dwelling in Arcadia, clothed in figl,
leaves and. sustained by falling fruit and
running brooks, we could afford to forget
the whole world and live for each other
only, with 'Love is enough' for our motto.
B^it we dwell in a hard and practical age
fgpciety is composed of wheels within
wheels. I am dependent upon Jones, Smith
a nd Brown for success in business. Con
sequently I must not offend Mrs Jones or
Mro. Smith or MrB Browni fact, I must
be gallant and compliment them when
meet, and you must be as charming as po s
sible to them all. The more popular you are
evwry way, the better for me. If we care
for nobody, nobody cares for us. And this
remin ds me that Harry Gray and bis wife
are getting up a theater-party for this even
ing, and have asked as and any of our
friends to join them. Suppose I drop around
and invite Forest and Dubois!"
Another shadow flitted across the face of
Sirs. Bfekwr.ter as this proposition was made
but she assented readily, and Hugh went out
to hu nt up his musical lriend a ud the Conpt.
Clarice had thought she and Hugh might
enjoy a delightful tete-a-tete evening at
heme that n&ht, but she gave tip the idea
now. She had been married five year,an ?thesunion
to her the .oveand romance of
were unabated, undimmed. Indeed, she
lov ed her husba nd far better, more passion
ately, than when she had married him.
She had beeu.a belie in her first season, he
some -eight years her senior. ad wooed
her with ardent devotion, and won her
away from a throng: of eager suitors. She
loved him then with a young girl's timid
love} she worshiped him now, with an
awakened woman's deep passion. But
while her home and her domestic joys be
came each year more satisfying to Clarice^
she saw with alarm Hugh's growing dis
taste for quiet evenings and simple pleas
ures. wanted a crowd abo ut him
grew more devoted to the club. craved
excitement never took her out now for
an evening at the theater alone, and a cozy
supper afterward, as in the old days. It
must be a theater-party now, where he was
the escort of some other lady, she the re
cipient of some other gallant's attention
If she complained he called her attention to
the fact that he was quite as liberal with
her as he was with himself. invited
gsotlemeo to the house, and was glad to
have her entertain them. Of course he
could not always remain at home a man in
business and in society had a thousand
things to take his time and attention. If he
provided for his family, paid all bills with
ut objection, and never left his wife to
mope at home alone, what complai nt could
Surely none, save that of a starving heart.
But the re is no law of the statutes or of
society which enabl es a woman to gain
.redres for wrongs of this kind.
Perhaps there was no real wrong in the
matter at this juncture. We must make
allowances for inherited natures. Hugh
Bickester was the son of an ambitious and
unhappy politician, who fought his way from
obscurity to notoriety, and died, leaving
his only child the inheritance of his am
bitious propensities, his restlessness and
craving for excitement, a nd his selfish blind
ness to the smaller duties of life which lie
so close we oft en overlook them.
had, like many men baen wild iir.
pursuit of a lovely woman, until he made
her wholly his own. Then he had become
accustomed to the thought of pe-!ession,
and, while he was content and satisfied with
his choice, other aims, objects and pleas
ures, aside from his home, became necessary
to his happiness.
Clarice often exhibit ed a lack of tact in
her management of him, which a more
worldly woman would have avoided. She
complained of the change from lover to
husbandof the absence of his form er inter
est in her and a man never is won ov er by
complaints, especially if it is his wife who
And she questioned him when he went
out, and when he returned, concerning his
whereabouts and actions and a man never
enjo ys or is made bett er by this espionage
of hiB conduct, especially one who for many
years has lived a life of bachelor freedom
Hugh Bickester took especial pains to see
that Clarice was never lett alone, but he
showed no return of his old passing devo
tion to his home, which had blessed her
early married life. And though now he al
most invariably announc ed where he was to
pass his time, and how, when absent from
Clarice, which rendered her questioning
unnecessary, his absences were more fre
que nt and prolonged, and the term "do-
mestic happiness" seemed one of mocking
derision to Clarice. She was unhappy, but
she was not a woman to sit and pine and
She preferred the society of her husband
to that of all the world beside but, if she
could not have it, she accepted the society
of the agreeable men who were ever ready
to do her homage. Among them Count Du
bois was foremost. Handsome, cultured,
magnetic, the possessor of a thrilling tenor
voice and an inflection whose every ex
jression was a cares s, he was a dangerous
companion for most women. But sheltered
behind her great love to her husband,
Clarice seemed to be proof against all his
fascinations. She admir ed him she en
joyed his society, she was thrilled by his
singing, but her hoart was untouche d.
While Count Dubois' was growing
madly, fiercely, hopelessly in love with the
fair unhappy woman with whom he was
thrown so constantly by the oft-expressed
desire of her husband.
When he first became aware of the danger
of the sentiment which was dawning in his
breast, let us do him the justice to say that
he made a resolve to avoid and fly tempta
tion. remained a whole week away from
the Bickesters', and then Hugh hunted him
up and insisted upon his going home to dinn er
"We are perfectly forlorn without you,"
he said. "We made up a theater-party last
evenin g, and half a dozen fair ladies were
disconsolate becau se you were not of the
numbe r. Mrs Bickester was cross-ques
tioned by eacn lady separately, a nd obliged to
confess her utter ignorance of your where
abouts. Now, I don't want this to occur
again, my dear Count, while you are in the
city. See that you report here at least twice
What could a man, a Frenchman, do, un
der those circumstances? Madly in love
with the wife, and urgednay commanded
by the husband to seek her presence, he, of
course, cast his scruples to the wind and
plunged into the exciting game of love.
Very carefully, very slowly, very systemat
ically, he laid his plans to win the heart of
the wife from her husband. made slow
progressbu he was so madly in love, he
felt he could afford to wait.
Hugh Bickester frequented the club more
and more, and was less and less at his own
fireside, and, when he was at home, be in
variab ly wanted a crowd about him. I twas
more than six months from the time when
Count Dubois first entered the Bickester
home, that husband and wife sat alone in
their handsome parlors again. Hugh glanced
at his watch.
"I must be off," he said "I am half an
hour late at the club now."
Clarice look ed at him with an expressi on
of infinite longing and tenderness in her
face, which had grown strangely thin and
pallid i late.
"Why do you never spend any more quiet
evenings with me at home?" she said.
"Why do you always want to go away for
entertainment, or have a crowd abo ut you?
Have you lost all interest in youx home and
your wife, Hugh?"
"Why, of course not! What a foolish
idea," he answered carelessly.
She sat gazing at him a moment in silence.
Then she rose suddenly, her cheeks flushing-,
her eyes flashing.
"I know one thing," she said, slowly"I
know I have not lost your love because I
have ceased to be an attractive woman for
other men find me attractive, if my husband
might have seen, he might have
known, that she was laboring under some
strange excitement when she spoke those
words. ought to have taken the alarm
then and there, but he did not
was too sure of her absolute love and
devotion to feel troubled. only look ed
at her smiling lazily, as he lighted his
"Of course you are attractive, Clarice,"
he said. I do not see that you look a day
older than you did when I married you.
Why should you! I give you every com
fo rt and luxury, and never find fault with.
you in any way, or deny you one wish. I
don't know any married woman who lives
an easier life than you do, Clarice. Money,
ease, luxury, society, full liberty to do as
you please, to go and com e, and entertain
whom you willI think I am a pretty good
husband, as husbands go after alL But
good nightI must be off. I suppose the
Count is coming to practice that duet with
yo u, is he not!
Clarice, who had sot taken her eyes from
his face while he spoke, but had listened
wi'L 'he flush, slowly dyingr from her eheelr,
and leaving it more ghastly in its pallor than
before, turned now and walked to the oppo
site side of the room, as she said in a low
a nd weary tone: "Yes, he is coming. Good
Five mjttutes later, she stood alone, lean
i ng her brow on her clasped hands above
the mantel, the very droop of her figure be
speaking a listless, despairi ng weariness of
soul and body, when a rich and melodio us
voice sooke close at her side:
"Madamemadame, are you ill!"
She start ed violently, and looked up in to
the handsome face of Count Dubois.
was standi ng very near her She trembled
with a strange agitation.
"You are certainly ill," he said, and he
drew her hand in his arm a nd led her gjpntly
to a divan and seated himself beside her.
They were silent for a moment.
"I met monsieur your husband, madame.
as I came in," the Count said, presentl y.
"It is a strange mystery to me how a man
with, such a beautiful home and a lovely
wife can leave them both often for the
boudo ir of an actress like Nanine. Her
brazen beauty would repel, not attract, me.
I am glad, madame, that you do not allow
yourself to pine away in solitude, and make
yourself miserable on that account. I am
glad that you allow yourse lf the pleasures of
society, even though you starve your heart
and the hearts those who adore you."
While the Count spoke, Clarice felt he r
self growing cold and numb. Sue closed
her eyes and swayed backwar d, where a
gentle arm was stretched to support her
She yielded herself to its pressure uncon
sciously. Heart and brain were so tortured
a nd stung with pain, she gave no thought to
"What were you saying aboutabout
.Nanine?" she asked in a hoar se whisper.
"Surely you are jesting. husba nd does
not go to see that actress, save in the au
dience. W have all been to see her several
times. She plays well. But heoh, no,
you are mistaken, Count Dubois."
he count laughed, a bitter sarcastic
laugh, unpleasant to hear.
"My dear lady," he said, "I did not sup
pose you ignorant of this matter or I never
should have been the first to speak of it to
you. But the whole city knows what a
slave to Nanine Monsieur Bickester has be
come duri ng the last two months. N day
passes that he does not see her. is said
to be most favored of all her lovers, just
now. But surely, madame, you" A
this juncture, the Count's remarks were in
terrupted by the sudden dropping of a li mp
figure again st his shoulder. Clarice had
Sho recover ed consciousness to find her
self held closely in the Count's arms, his
hands stroking her brow, his pale fa ce bent
close ly above her own, while he murmured
passionate words of endearment.
"My darling, my beautiful one," he cried,
as she opened her eyes, "you must not
grieve over one man's perfidy a nd falseness.
Here is one who loves you bett er than his
life, who will give you devotion, tenderness,
happiness forever. Fly with me, dearest
go this very night. Let your husband se ek
the actress, but never again let him insult
you by coming home to you. I is more sin
ful to dwell with him after he is untrue to
you, than toflywith one who will devote
his life to making you happy. Come, go
with this very night, Clarice
But Clarice drew herself from his arms,
weak, trembling and pallid as death.
"No, no," she cried, "wait, wait. I must
ee him firstI must hear the confession
from his own lips. I can not belie ve it till
he tells me it is so I can not condemn him
"You have *but to go with me this very
evening, to the side entrance of the theater,
and I will give you proof of my words,"
Count Dubois answere d, quietly. "Vfour
husband wi ll emerge therefr om at Nanine's
side, and drive away with her in a clo=*
carriage. Will you go you desire tue
"I doI will go," she answered.
"An hour later, two cloaked figures stood
motionless at the pri.ate entrance of the
theater where the beautiful "Nannie" per
formed nightly to enthusiastic audiences.
A thousand wild thoughts, memories, inci
dents, were floating through the excited
brain of Clarice, as she waited there. Her
husband's prolonged absences, his increas
i ng disregard of his home, his avoidance of
quiet evenings alo ne with her Ah, why
had she been so blind as not to see and un
dersta nd that she had a rival in his heart?
Wny had she been the last to know the
bitter, humiliating truth? And yetand yet
perhaps, after all, it was not true perhaps
he was not there perhaps he would not
come forth with Nanine, and Count Dubois
would confess it all a cruel jest.
But. even as the wild hope began to find a
place in her tortured mind, there was a
murmur of voices, the sound of footsteps, a
light laughand Nanine, all wrapped in a
snowy fleece of cloud-like drapery from
which her face shone like a star, came trip
ping into the glare of the gaslight, leaning
upon the arm of Hugh Bickeste r. They
paused ju st a second in the full blaze of the
'Why, where is my carriage?" cried the
silvery voice of Nanine. "Ah, there it is at
the corner. Let us walk dpwn there, Hugh
it is but a step."
Count Dubois felt his arm pressed by the
clutch of two convulsive hands. did not
dare look at his companion for a moment.
"Let us go," she said, quite calmly.
Hope for the first time awakened in the
Count's brea st as he saw the effect of this
certainly convincing proof on the slighted
woman. She still held her head erect, still
walked quietly at his side, apparently un
moved by the sight of her husband 's con
duct. But Dubois knew betterh saw that
the blow had stricken Clarice with a sort of
numbness which would make her utterly
indifferent to every thing save her own
misery. compassionated her deeply,
though there was a thrill of triumph min
gled with his better feeling. Surely, he
could, in time, make her happysh would
not go on caring for her false husband for
ever. Love, mortally wounded, must die
and, some day, in retu rn for his own untir
ing devotion, she would give him her heart.
looked down at her pityingly as she
turned mechanically away, still supported
by his arm.
"Where shall go!" he asked softly, in
response to her words.
"Anywhere, anywhereit does not matter
to me," she answered, in a tone of dull,
"Shall I take you home?" the Count in
quired, laying gentle stress on the last
The familiar phra se seemed to sting her
into sudden, keen, bitter remembrance. I
was a horrible mockery qf her misery. Per
haps he had guessed that the words might
have some such effecthad hoped so
For a few instants Clarice, overcome by
the rush of returning memory, could not
answer to his question. I was no longer
her home since love had fledmerely a
luxurious dwelling where she was housed
a dd fed by an unloving husba nd who had
promised to shield and honor her And
this was the manner in which he had ful
filled his vow Wearily, hopelessl y, she
lifted her eyes to the Count's and gasped
ut the words:
"Anywhere but thereanywhere else all
other places are the same."
"My poor child!" was the only answer he
made, as he found a carria ge and helped the
almost fainting Clarice into it. But he
knew he had attain ed the summit of his
I was twelve years later, when a woman
sat quite alone in her room, in one the
largest European hospitals. She was one
of the trained nurses, and had been in her
present position for almost three years.
She had had a hard* day, and was very
tired nowyet though it was past midnight,
she could not sleep. Ghosts of her past life
seemed haunting her with more than their
usual persistency. Dead joys, dead sorrows,
dead si ns arose up and confronted her
whichever way she sought to turn, to-night.
She aro se and stood before the mirro r, ar
rangi ng her hair for the nigo4 11111
**I am only thirty-eight, emd yet natr
Is almost snow-white," she mused, as she
laid aside her professional cap and brushed
out the still abundant locks. "And my fad
how haggard and old it looks to-night
Alt, wall, it does not matter there is no one
to careno one to care." She dropped down
in a chair and hid her face in her hands,
and the tears fell through them in bitter,
scalding drops. She was thinking of a
bright beautiful girlhood, a brilliant mar-^
riage, a happy wifehood of a few brief
.years, then of neglect, estrangement, doubt,
treachery, despair, temptation, flight.
"It was a great mistake, a great mistake,"
she moaned"thoughth devotion promised
me was giventhough, while Count Dubois
lived, he was my slave a nd I his idolit was
a terrible mistak e. Sin and happiness can
ot walk ha nd in bandit is one of God's
sternest laws that they shall not be united.
Far bett er had I borne bitter lot in si
lence, and suffered humiliation alone
with an unsullied soul. There could have
been no lotjnore wretched than mine has
been during all these terrible years. Love,
devotion, wealth, excitement, travel, as
sumed honors, what were they all to one
whose heart was tortured with a remem
brance of a lost Paradise, a ruined
name, a wrecked life! O, it would have
been better, far better, to have suffered and
made no sign. And wheraoh, where to
night is he who brought all this ruin, to a
life that was once happy and good? I he
aliveand does he feel no remorse 1"
A quick rap sounded on the door.
The nurse started from her bitter reverie
and hastily brushed away the tea rs as she
opened the door.
One of the physicians stood before her
"Pardon disturbing you at this late
hour," he said, "bu there has been an acci
dent in the streeta ma n. has been thrown
out of a carriage and badly injured, and
need a steady hand aud calm nerve assist
us. W can tru st no one so well as you.
Come at once to the operating room."
The nurse hastily coilod her hair, and, re
placing her cap, follow ed the physician to
the room indicated.
The injured man lay stretched upon, the
table, bared to the waist, one crushed and
mangled arm hanging, a mas3 of unsightly
flesh a nd broken projecting bones, at his
side. But he was perfect ly conscious.
When the nurse approached the table she
gave a low moan, and would have fallen had
not one of the physicians reached out a pro
"You are overdone, overtaxed," he said.
"I never knew you to be so affected at a
sight of this kind. You must retu rn to
"No, no," she answered, I am better
now. I is nothingon ly the patient is
known to me. But hushhe may not rec
ognize me it is better if he does not
But already the patient's feverishly bril
liant eyes were fixed upon the fa ce of the
nurse with a searching gaze. Then he spoke,
starting to an uprig ht position.
"My God!" he cried, "i is ClariceClar
ice hereand with that ha|r!" Then he fall
The nurse was kneeling at his side.
"You must be quietyo must not
agitated," she said, calmly "There i a
dangerous operation to perform, and you
must not be excited."
There need be no operation," he said, in a
labored voice. "Th crushed arm does not
matterthe trouble lies here in my chest.
There is some internal injury. I shall not
live many hours. I does not matter now.
I came to Europe to seek you, ClariceI
could not live longerI could not dieuntil
I had seen you and told you that it was all
a terrible mistak e. I wronged youI was
unkind: but I was never as you thought"
ceas ed suddenly and put his hand
upon his chest. gave one long sigh and
and then he breath ed no more.
"This man was a friend of yours!" the
physician aske d, turning to the nurse.
"Some one you had known?"
"He was ray husband," she answered.
They went out quietly, and left her alone
with her deadalone with the irrevocable
past, the pitiless present, the hopeless fu
There her husband lay, de af to entreaty,
insisten ce or outcry. She had spoken no
word of forgiveness, had receiv ed none
death had come too quickly for this comfort
to be possible. She must live the rest of
her days with regr et and remorse as her
constant companions. I she could only
have known the peace of pard on from him
whom she had wronged so deeplybu that
could not be All the ghosts of the past
which had haunted her before must rise up
now with tenfold power to torture her.
She knelt by her deadall her own now,
when too lateuntil the gray of the morn
ing. Then she rose n walked to the win
dow, looking out at the dawn just tttginning
to redden in the east.
A faint gleam touched the white still face
like a benediction. Was he sorry for her*
she wondered. Did he love her now with the
old-time fondness before change had come!
Surely, it must be so With the new da y, a
new hope seemed bornshe could believe
that all might be well with them both.
Somewhere in the eternal morning, forgive
ness and reconciliation awaited.
And, with this trust in her heart, she
finds peace kneeling the re beside her dead.
Ella Wheeler Wikox, in Peterson's Magazine.
EDUCATION OF GIRLS.
Too Much Culture Will Enlarge the Sand
of Confirm ed Bachelors.
Charles Dudley Warner in not un-
kindly fashion suggests that not enough
care is taken to make young ladies in-
teresting nowadays. I the eagerness
to become educated, girls neglect the
cultivation of those qualities which
Mr. Warner regards as being the chief
charm of women, and which may
sum in the two words, feminine fasci-
nation. Mr. Warner, like most men of
ideal sentiment, shrinks from the wom-
an whose blue stockings are her con-
spicuous feature, or who sends power-
fully intellectual gaze th.rougli double
extra eye-glasses. Man, Who has found
it necessary to sharpen his intellect and
harden his mind in order to keep
well in the race, is rather averse fc the
musculining process to which woman
has subjected herself so determinedly
in these days of cult and Kant.
Women are becoming learned, phil-
osophical, even pedantic, at the sacri-
fice of much, taat gives them empire.
They become oppressive instead of in-
teresting in a continual string of know-
ledge from which man hopes to escape
when exchanges the cares or serious
hours for the relaxation and refreshing
zest of society. Comparatively few
women are interesting for more than a
half hour at a timeman ai*e agreeably
entertaining for ten or fifteen minutes
but what proportion have the inesti-
mable virtue of being interesting to
the men who meet them daily, hourly,
throughout a course of years?
I is much more difficult learning
how interesting than it is to get
a smattering of Greek, German, French,
literature and arti is much easier to
acquire a faculty for discoursing
learnedly than it is to talk agreeably
and exercise the charm of a interest-
ing personality. A irritating old
cynic at an evening party asked of his
hostess: "What has become of all the
women? I only meet petticoated pro-
fessors nowadays." But there are
plenty of women left i the world who
strive to and make life interesting
sweetly, hopefully interesting, and
many of them could not tell the differ-
ence between a poem of Browning and
the affidavit of a penny editor.CM-
HIi pThrtii i^i^tnylily---nH|iT if Mjiiin^ii-r'V'lP if1
ITEMS FOR MECHANICS.
average rate of speed of a good ele
vator run by hydraulic pressure is four hun
dred feet per minute.
THE breaking strain of iron and. steel does
not^as hitherto assumed) indicate the qual
ity. A high breaking strain may be due to
hard, unyielding character, or a low one
any be due to extreme softness. The con
traction of area at the fracture forms an es
senti al element in estimating the quality.
CLE AN rusty iron dip it for several
hours in a pretty strong solution of chloride
of imc if the solution has an exoess
of zinc the clean iron will be attacked.
When the rust is removed wash with water,
then with ammonia, and dry rapidly. The
appearance of objects treated in this way is
like frosted silver.
Acins in lubricating oils may be detect ed
by analysis in a laboratory, or by putting
the sample to be tested in a clear glass bot
tle with a copper wire running down through
the cork, air-tight stand the -whole h a
sunny place lor two or three weeks, and
then, on removal, if verdigris or green rust
appear on the copper, an acid is in the oiL
A REMAKKABLK imitation of black walnut
may be manufactured from poor pine, the
quality and appearan ce of the article being
such as to defy detection, except upon
very close examination. accomplish
this, one part of walnut peel extract is
mixed with six parts of water, and with this
solution the wood is coated. When the ma
terial is half-dry. a solution of bichromate
of potash, with water, is rubbed on it, and
the made walnut is ready for use
I is found tha t, in painting woo d, one
coat takes twenty pounds of lead and four gal
lons of oil per one hundred square yardsth
seco nd caat, forty pounds lead and four gal
lons oil, and the third the same as the sec
ond say one hundred pounds of lead and
Bixteen gallons of oil per one hundred square
yards for three coats. The number of squa re
yards covered by one gallon of priming
color is found to be fifty of white zinc,
fifty of white lead paint, forty-four of
leadcolor,fifty of black paint,fifty of stone
c3r forty-four of yellow paint, forty
four of blue color, forty-five of green
BRASS IS an alloy of copper and zinc, made
by plunging copper in slips into melted zinc
in a crucible. The former metal rapidly
combines with the fluid mass, and the addi
tion is continued until an alloy is formed
somewhat difficult to melt, when the re
mainder of the copper is at once added. The
brass thus formed is broken into pieces and
remelted in a crucible over a charcoal fire,
a nd a proper addition of eith er zinc or cop
per made to bring it up to the color and
quality desired. I is then poured into gran
ite molds. The addition of tin gives it hard
ness and grain, and lead toughens and ren
ders it fitter for working. Another method
for making small quantiti es of brass is to
melt the copper and zinc in separate cruci
bles, and then pour them together, starring
vigorously until thorough ly combine d. Of
course it will be necessary to add a flux to
the copper to aid in the fusion.
A LITTLE LEVITY.
ATHEAT ODE is a bacchanal and a tree
toad is a batrachianboth a distinction and
MANY a girl thin ks she shall Miss it if
she ism't married, and many a wife Mrs. it
by not bei ng single.
ME phonograph shows that a man's voice
as not the same sound to himself that it
has to others, thus finally explaining why
some people persist in singing.
"THE awkwardest thing in the world,"
says a cynical neighbor, "is a woman
handling a gun." Dunno about that did ou
ever see a man handling a baby?
A CHI LD has been sent to congratulate
his grandmother on her birthday. Grand-
mama!" he exclaims,
4, may you live until
the end of your days I" "Alas!" replied the
old woman, resignedly, "a my age I can
scarcely expect to live as lo ng as that."
"ART can not improve nature," said a
lecturer. If that's so, exclaimed an
auditor, please tell us how you would look
without your wig and false teeth?" The
anger of the lectnrer was drowned by the
roar of laughter which followed this sally.
Yooxa Man"I love your daughter, sir,
devotedly. May I hope for a blessing from
you?" Old Man"Have you spoken to my
daughter upon the subject?" "Yes. and
ne refused me." "Wel l, doesn't that set
tle it?" "No, sir. You forget that I am a
life insurance agent, and never take no for
LAWYER" You say you made an exam
ination of the premises. What did you
find?" Witness"Oh, nothing of conse
quencea 'beggarly account of empty
boxes,' as Shakespeare says." Lawyer
"Never mind what Shakespeare said.
will be summoned to testify for himself if
he knows any thing about the case."
"MAMMA," inquired Bobby, "d only good
little boys go up to Heaven?" 'Yes, dear."
"And bad little boys to the bad place?"
"Yes." "I'm a good little boy ain't I?"
"Sometimes, Bobby, and sometimes you are
qmte a ad little boy." Bobby thought for
a moment, and said: "Then I s'pose 111 have
to spend part of the time in one place and
part of the time In the other."
Corn* FRITTERS.Qrateoco ld boiled corn
from the cob, season, add three beaten eggs
and sufficient flour to give them consistency.
Drop in large spoonfuls mto boiling lard or
drippings, and fry a nice brown. Canned
corn may be used.
I is'a great mistake to put off making cur
rant jelly till the end of the seaso n, for the
best jelly is made of currants not perfectly
ripe. keep a light color in jelly, care
should be taken not to cook the sugar too
long, as this will darken the fruit and cause
it to cand y.
BBOWN SUGAR SAUCE.TWO tablespoon uls
of flour mixed with one tablespoonf ul of but
iter, added to one and one-half cupfuls ol
boiling water. Boil together one minute
.and add one and one-half cupfuls of brown
.sugar and cook three minutes, and add a
'little grated nutmeg.
JELLIES should stand op en a day or two
after being put into glasses, that the
moisture may evaporate, but they should be
protected from the dust. I thin, let them
stand in the sun's ray s. I a day or two eul
papers to lit the glasses dip these in brandy
alcohol or the white of an egg, and press
the closely on top of the jelly.
HOT SHOUI-T) charity represented! I
And all connected with Urge establishments, write to
i at once in reference to Belling oar
14 Kt. SPECIALLY MAOCriLUB
PAYABLE, Sl.OO PER WEEK
by oar improved Clab System. Itwill consume no
working time and will payyon handsomely. Cases weigh
over nO dwts. Fall IS Jewelled movements of reliable
and well-known makes, each as Flsin, Wa.ltan.in,
8prinjrfleld, Rockfnrd, &c Werefertoeny Com
mercial Agency. AitstWaatta in each place. Address
NAECELE WATCH &JEWELRYCO
Originators of Club System of selling Watches,
2 0 NORTH NINTH ST., PHILADELPHIA.
4 8 A. BO MAIDEN LANE. NEW YORK.
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FOR SICKNESS 1
O FAMILY I
Pure California Wines direct from the Vineyard
mads from choicest S*TApeg,
express on re
ceipt of price:
Port, Sherry. Angelica. Catawba. per gallon
J*A cents extra per gallon for box and lag.
IVAll kinds of Uqnors for medicinal purposes,
send Price last. A. M. SMITH, *4 Hennepin
Arentie, California Wine Depot. Minneapolis, Muua
jfc*Aa no* ran* ?ns
WHERE AIL ELSE MILS.
In tima.' 8old br draggists.
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Borne the Wings of tne Win* it.
The miasmata, or aerial germs of chills and
fever and other miasmatic disease, are dis
seminated beyond the place of the ir origin.
Protected by Hostetter's Stomach Bitters,
yon may breathe them unharmed. Other
wise, apprehend trouble. Kct only malarial
infection, but rheumatism, dyspepsi a, con
stipation, biliousness, debility and kidney
complaints are successfully controlled by
the great preventive and remedy.
ASOCIABLB nan Is one who, when he
hasten minutes to spare, goes and bothers
sonwbody who hasn't.
"BEHIND closed doors"the sale beer
on Sunday.Boston Pott,
Asr EXTENDED POPUXABITT. ifrou' Bron
ehial Troche* have for many years been the
most popular article use for relieving
Coughs and Throat troubles.
THE upper ten includes the winning nine
and the umpire.Pucfc.
A WHITB lie
I afflicted with Sore Eyes use Dr. Isaac
Thompson's Eye Water.Druggists sell it 25c.
CONJUGAL love can not be preserved in
fam jars Texas Siftinat.
A re Diamond Dyes. They excel all others
in Strength, Purity and Fastness. None OthcTS
are just as good. Beware of imitationsthey
are made of cheap and inferior materials and
give poor, weak, crocky colors.
36 colors1 0 cents each.
Send postal for Dye Book, Sample Card, directions
(or coloring Photos,, making the finest Ink or Bluing
(10 cts. a quart), etc. Sold by Druggists or by
WELLS. RICHARDSON & CO., Burlington, Vt.
For Gilding or Bronzing Fancy Articles, USB
Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper. Only 10 Cents.
PROOFS "Paine's Celery Com
pound cured my nerv
ous sick headaches."
Mrs. A. BRKNTNER,
San Jacinto, Cal.
"After using six bot
tles of Paine's Celery
Compound, I am cured
South Cornish, N. H.
"It has done me more
good for kidney disease
than any other medi
cine GKO. ABBOTT,
Sioux City, Iowa.
AMD "Paine's Celery Com
pound has been of ^reat
benefit for torpid liver,
indigestion, and bilious-
ness ELIZABETH C.
UDALL, Quechee, Vt.
BY MRS. HARRIET LEWIS.
FOR SALE BY ALL NEWSDEALERS,
Or sent, postage prepAid. to any address upon
receipt ox S O cents by.
ROBER BONNER'S SONS,
184 William St. New York City.
A Noted Divine Says:
I have been using: Tutt's Liver Pllla
for Dyspepsia, Weak Stomach and
Costivenes, with which I havelona
ARE A SPECIAL BLESSING.
I never ad anything: nch
SMl reeconmnaendl l&cn n.11 a
the beat medicine I exlstance."
Rev. OSGOOD, New York.
Office, 4 4 Murray St., New York.
"Br A thorough knowledge of the natural laws
which govern the operations of digestion and nutri
tion, and by a careful application of the fine prop
erties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr.Epps has provided
our breakfast tables with a delioAtely flavored bev
erage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills.
His by the judicious use of uch articles of diet
that a constitution may be gradually built up until
strong enough to resist every tendency to disease.
Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us
ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We
may escape many a fatal abaft by teepfng our
selves well ortl&ed wltb pure blood and a properly
nourished frame."-" Civu Service Qaeetbe."
Made simply with boilinjt water or mi Sold only
in half-pound tins, by Grocers, labelled thus:
JAMES SPPS A CO., Homoeopathic Chemists,
Bad blood means an inactive liver and a sympa
thetic or unnatural action of the stomach, bowels and
kidneys, and as a result
The symptoms are drowsiness, loss of appetite,
headache, lack of energy, pain in the back, costive
ness or diarrhoea, sallowness of ski n, furred tongue,
generally attended with melancholy and
cure tjiese diseas es means to restore the action
^of the liver and other organs, and to kill thefoisou in
the blood. A remedy containing Mandrake, Cul
vers Root, Burdock and Cascara Sagrada, acting
especially on the liver, stomach, kidneys and sweat glands, is the prop er one.
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Process digestion, assimilation and
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pancreas and glands which supply the bile and other fluids, in order to stimulate them to proper
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TESTIMONIALS POSITIVELY TRUE:
For over twenty years I have been a great suf
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Last June I began using Hibbard's Rheumatic
Syrap, and at once began to feel better, lhave
used thirteen bottles and am a well man.
Master Mechanic and Blacksmith,
203Jackson Street, Jackson, Mich.
RHEUMATIC SYRUP COMPANY,
Both myself and wife have been using Hib
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