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By A. C. Benson.
Old fellow-loiterer, whither wouldst thou go?
The lonely eve ls ours,
When tides of richer fragrance ooze and flow
From heavy-lidded flowers.
With solemn, hampered pace proceeding by
The dewy garden-bed,
Like some old priest '.n antique finery,
Stiff cope anil Jewelled head;
Thv sanctuary lamps are lit at dusk,
When b*afy aisles are clim;
The bat's shrill piccolo, the swinging musk
Blend with the beetle's hymn.
Abhorred, despised, the sad wind o'er thee sings;
Thou hast no friend to fear.
Tot fashioned in the secret mint of things
And bidden to be here.
OUT OF STEP.
"THE END IS VISION."
lopyrightt 'S*>3 : Sn thr Triiiith.-.titneiatlnn.
"What ls nil this about Salome's not geln
South this fall?'" Moore asked the next da
as he found Mr?. Gerry alone.
"Hasn't ?ho told you?" was the retnr
"She says she is afraid to go." ho answered.
Ifoore*! voice- Involuntarily softened ns be Ml
this. To him there was always an underton
of pathos In everything connected arith hi
Tho two did not discuss tho reason for Sa
loni o'.-i fear.
"Are you going to urge her to go?" Inquire
"No; sh:> shall do as she pleases. Only, for th
Bake of her health, I wish she did not feel thi
Mrs. Gerry appeared to ho deeply oonsidorini
the cranberries she was picking over. Finall;
she said: '?Sometimes I feel like advising yoi
to Insist upon her going."
"But she has such a strong feeling; she say:
She can't trust herself. Mother, do you thinl
that ls all mere fancy? Just a womanish no
tion which I ought to combat?"
Mrs. Gerry took another handful of berries
She looked nt thom Intently, but blindly. Hei
lips wore pressed closely together.
"Don't combat it." she at last replied. "Th<
older I grow tho more I seo tho uselessness ol
meddling with tho Individuality of another. Bot
it takes a lifetime to learn that. I thought 1
brought Salome up right, but now I don't
know. She was jus* like other good, consci?
entious girls?only nicer?until she went Bout!
and got well. Then she seemed to shed hoi
bringlng-up as snakes shod their skins. il
wasn't any part of her, after all: and I had
thought that it was."
Mrs. Gerry dropped the berries, which she
had not picked over, into tho wrong dish. She
pushed tho chair which held tho two dishes
away from her, and sat upright. But sh.- was
deliberate In her movements; there was no ap?
pearance of disturbance about her.
??Randolph," she said.
She placed her berry-stained hand on his
"I'm afraid she'll try you a good deal as tho
years go on. Do you think you can bo patient
"1 do think so," was tho answer, with solemn
earnestness. And ho added, "You know I love
Mooro took tho hand from his arm and he]il
lt an Instant. He had one serious talk with his
wife on tho subject of going South; be felt that
he must do that; but the matter was decided as
Salome wished. Moore could not remonstrate
with her when her sole rear.ni for remaining in
the North was that she felt that she could
thus the better school herself to be what he ap?
Unknown to his wife Moore consulted a cele?
brated physician as to the probability of her
being able to stay at home without harm to
herself, lt was that same Dr. Bowdoin who
k^ had been summoned by Mr. Gerry to proscribe
jjf for his daughter.
BF Moore tried to believe that it was solely on
account of her weak chest that he did thus, but
secretly he longed to have a skilled and un?
biassed opinion concerning n few of Salome's
characteristics. Without giving details which
would have been compromising, ho yet made
a rather clear statement of some* of Salome's
The physician took his words with that easy
Comfortableness which is so cheering.
"Ah, I see," he said. "Her real self and her
nurture are at variance; that's confusing. We
are bound to live our real selves more or loss,
and we often confound what we wore born to
be with what we are educated to be. A matter
of heredity frequently does not display itself
until certain surroundings call it Into life. This
is evidently very marked in this case. And she
ia abnormal to a degree, of course. You needn't
start; we are all more or less abnormal; we
must own up to that. It's only the rank and
file who are not in the least so. A person with
no marked mental or physical idiosyncrasy ls
etrictly normal. Now about he-r going South?"
Here the doctor meditated a moment. Ho asked
two or three questions.
"I would advise her to go," he said.
Mooro was moro perturbed by the advice than
he had expected to be, for he had anticipated this
Ho kept lt to himself for some days; then he
Informed Mrs. Gerry, who tried to conceal her
But there was the fact that Salome suffered
little from the previous winter, and that she
seemed well now. Still the two decided that
Bhe must know what the doctor had said.
She only smiled al the information. It plainly
had not the slightest effect upon her.
And so the subject was definitely dropped.
The project of almrst forcing a woman to go
South was not to bo thought of.
The fall days continued so beautiful that it
seemeel ns If they would never cease.
But at last a warm rain began, and when,
after two days, it stopped a sharp wind from
the northwest sprang up and raved over the
fields and woods, stripping off the late linger?
ing leaves, making the sky a steel blue. At
sunset lt subsided, but there was not one cricket
brave enough to make a sound over all the
land round about.
The squashes and pumpkins were brought and
put under piazza roofs. The farmers' wives
carefully took up the house plants which they
had set in the garden for the summer, and they
spread old comforters over some late blooms
that they might enjoy them a few days more.
"For," they said, "we shall have a little more
warm weather after this cold spell."
The next morning the white frost waa on
ev,erythlng; lt even covered the grass on the
south side of the Gerry cottage.
And there was no "warm spell" after lt.
Wlnt=r came on hurriedly. Flurries of snow
haetened through the air. The chick-a-dees
flitted cheerily among the trees. But the blue?
birds were ali gone.
"Don't you change your mind the least little
blt?" asked Moore, as he and hla wife breasted
the sharp wind In a walk from the postoflke
This same wind had given her a lovely color.
She laughed gayly.
'Tm always changing my mind," she an?
swered, "but not about going South. And, Ran?
dolph," taking his arm, "it's all for your sake.
I'm getting to know myself ho well."
The two women wished to stay in the coun?
try until after Christmas; then the Moores
would Mt up housekeeping In Boston, and Mrs. |
Gerry would live with them.
Moon had taken a house, and it gave Salome
and her mother a great deal of Interesting em
pleyment to oversee the furnishing of lt. : ,
The cold weather seemed to have no effect on [
fleJoroe. Sbe was In tbe best of spirits. Shs :
would have cheered her husband and her mother
If they had ne.?ded cheering.
One day she suddenly said to Moore:
"You didn't mount my portrait after all?"
She had not mentioned the subject before,
and had asked no questions when her husband
had briefly told her that he and thc artist wen
dissatistled with the work.
"Yes. certainly. I wanted it." he answered
promptly. "I meant to talk with you about
that, but I haven't done SO, And I wondered
that you were not curious."
"I was curious, but I guessed."
"Well, what did you guess?" Moore turned
toward her and asked his question quickly.
lt had Beamed t.. him bef..re his marriage thal
lt would be endlessly interesting lo Study Ba?
leine. And h.- was siill <-f thc same- mind. If
there were lacking In this study an element of
rest quito necessary to even day life, who was
to illume? Not Salon*--, sonly.
"I guessed that the portrait was too much
like me," she replied.
Sin* was watching his face, and she added:
"And now I know I was right.**
Neither tried to continue the subject. It was
something that lt seemed quite Impossible I i
talk about; and HOW tn Mom-, looked at in the
light of the pant, and without th.- portrait
before him, the whole affair had a fanciful
an.l indict..us gape t. He would have unmerci?
fully derided the Incident had othen I.n con?
cerned in il. Or SO he half thought HOW.
He still was obliged to go t.. New-Tork occa
ilonally concerning th- property h.- had Inherited
and to arrange as to a business project. Bel SUse
he was now a rich man was nu nason Why,
in his eyes, he- should bc an idle ono. He was
essentially active, and lu* had a strong taste tot
mercantile pursuits. He had int.n.i.d, how?
ever, to allow these plans to remain in th.- back?
ground through th.* winter, which he had ex?
pected to spend in the South. Now this was
Meanwhile ibo two women wore busy with
household furnishings. To tho elder woman
these furnishings BOB med Wickedly lavish; but
the younger .me took easily and naturally tn
all luxuries, though she was perfectly content
Coming out to the cottage one night In the
week befon Christmas, Salomo and ber mother
found that there was no "depot wagon" in wail?
ing at tho station. It had been discontinued f..r
the season for the first time that day. The
agent said "it didn't pay for oart-who-1 BJOtni
to run a carriage' In the winter for this train,
SO old Little bini stopped."
The only two passengers who bad alighted
hero stood a moment un tho platform Ly the
agent, who was swinging his lenten back and
forth. lt had snowed in the forenoon: but
afterward the weather had grown warmer, lt
was mild and starlight now, and ihe clear
orescent of a new moon was in the west.
"It's only a mile and a half, mother," said
Salome, "we* must walk.''
"1 wish 'twas better going," was tho response.
"Hut lt's no us.- trying to get a horse, for are
can't do it."
So they set out. It was only C o'clock, bul tho
feeling and the aspect of the surroundings in?
dicated midnight at least.
They walk-d through what in this part of the
country was currently and graphically called
"posh," an.l trousers and rubber boots ai.- the
suitable array for any oin- who must trave-1 In
Although these two had overshoes on their
feet, a w .nian's ..v. isl.i amount t.. very little
in the nay of protection, except against a
slight da Tipnc-s.-*.
After a few rods their f"ot were soaked In
snow wat.-r. Then they ceased trying to ph k
their way willi raised skirt.* and hesitating
stops after the manner of women.
"We might as well splash tight along," said
Salome, who was in high spirits.
So they did splash along through tho half*
melted snow. And when Ikey reached hoaae
they changed their clothes, brewed some ginger
tea and drank lt, sitting side by side in front
of the cook-stove with their feet In the oven.
"If you only haven't taken cold," sahl Mrs.
Gerry, as they sipped their drink nnl wore
comfortable and cosey.
"If you only haven't tak<'n cold yourself:"
was the retort, with a gay laugh and a hug
from tho arm whoso hand did not hold the
cup of ginger ten.
Mrs. Gerry rose toward morning and went
into her daughter's room.
"Is that you, mother?" Inquired tho fresh
yoting voice In a wide-awake manner.
"I was so foolish as to get to worrying," was
the apologetic reidy.
Salome raised herself on her nrm. lier eyes
shone in the lamplight.
"You must act on the ground that there ls
no such thing as catching cold," six* said;
"then you can't take* cold because then'! no
cold to take."
Salome laughed a little, gave a slight cough
and put her head back on the- pillow.
She locked so v.-ry wideawake* that her
mother asked If she had been asleep.
"I don't think I have," was the answer; "but
my thoughts have been so unusually char that
I have- quite enjoyed them."
There was something, she hardly knew what,
that now thoroughly al inn-d Mrs. Gerry; there?
fore she was apparently more than usually
calm and matter of fact.
That day Salome did not seem really 111,
though she did not refuse to sit oi He all day
long in the kitchen where her mother was per?
sistently busy. And she was very gay. One
might almost have said that something?what
could it be-v?had happened to pins so her.
Sometimes she coughed shortly and dryly.
Twice when she did so there was a spot of
bright scarlet on her handkerchief. Hut her
mother did not know thai.
Without knowing that, however, Mrs, Gorry
had gone over to Mr. Scuddcr's for butter, and
had asked Mr. Scudder to drive to the station
and telegraph to that Dr. Bowdoln who had, a
few years before, se-nt Salome* to Florida,
Hut no hint of this errand could lu- Men In her
manner when she return.-d with the butter.
The two talked cheerfully. When evening
came Salome coughed a little inure, and her
cheeks were rod. Her mother brought her some
milk to drink. She made a pretence (,f want?
ing it very much, but she could not quito <-on.
coal the effort required to enable her to drink lt.
AVhen lt drew toward midnight Mrs. Gerry
told Salome that she expected Dr. BOWdoin
from Boston In that train; Mr. Scudder would
bring him from the station. She added, by
way of explanation:
"I was afraid you might have a touch bf
pneumonia, and I wanted the best advice; since
I knew Randolph would approve."
Before the doctor arrived a bed had been put
up In the blt of a sitting-room, and Salome was
established In it. She was still so cheerful
as to be almost gay. She said lt was really
absurd to make any arrangement like that.
When Dr. Bowdoln came he sat by Salome's
bed for half an hour. He put very few ques?
tions. Only talked a little with her.
In the kitchen with Mrs. Gerry he asked
"Why didn't she go South, as I recommended?
She would have been saved rhls."
Mrs. Gerry was white, but composed.
"We couldn't persuade her to go," she an?
swered. She made a moment's pause, then she
"Will you tell me how she is? I must know."
The man looked at her keenly.
"You know just as well as I do," he answered,
"that she ls bad?very bad. She ls going to
have that kind of phthisis which only lasts a
Mrs. Gerry stood erect. She did not make a
Dr. Bowdoln placed a chair for ber and gently
mads her alt.
"It sounds brutal to tell you," he said, "
one must know the truth. Isn't your daugh
happy?" be Inquired.
"Very happy," was the answer.
"But she doesn't want to live," was 1
Startling statement from the doc tor.
Mis. G.-ny could not speak. She looked
the man before her.
"I'm sure of lt," ho added, "though she si
no such thing. But it makes no differer!
She has this pr.?disposition?lt could not
safe for her to spend winters in this cttms
In fact, she ought to have lived all the ti
Then followed some directions, to which M
Gerry listened carefully.
Th.- doctor said be Would como again In thi
days. Mr. Scudder, a f.w momenta later, b
him to an adjoining town, When h" could cat
a train to Boston.
Mrs. Gerry was left alone In the cottage Wi
She Ml down on tho lounge where Salome h
lain the clay before. She saf <>n the ve
edge, her hands lying iii her hip.
She did not know lew long she sat there, h
Presently she rose and w>-nt softly to t
door of the sitting-room.
Her child was steeping now. ii.>r child. N
the grown woman and wife, bul her child.
"Our little girl." ber husband used to call he
Sh-- si.i iii the middle of the room. Bvo
one knows how keen la ti..- mechanical vlsi.
at su.-ii times,
Mrs. Gerry's eyes took In every homely dot;
of the plan. Bbc MW fl slip of paper on il
lounge by the pillow when Salome had bet
lying that day. Without knowing or <;.iii
what lt was, tho woman picked np the new
pap.;- cutting; adjust.-.1 her glasses, nnd be
it to the lamp. Sh.- lead lt, <>r sh.- would ba'
sai.l abe was reading lt, though her mind d
not at first take in a single word, much 1<
She did nol kn..w what to do. She si.l thei
willi tin- lamp in .m.- hand and the slip in tl
Presently, however, her mind absorbed tl
printed iin--s, snd, as sometime i napp* ns, the
Immediately began to form part of this exper
ran. Afterward she could never recall this ii
nen wlthoui recalling, word for word, what si:
i.-ad then. And always h.i whole being strew
lusty ami piteously rebelled, ns we m..rta:
must rebel to tl.nd <>f time, even thoug
we ha\e pha*..s ..f faith and hope,
PThere bk tbe voices Kings were glad to hear-.
(s'here now Ihe feast, tbe song, Ibe bayadere .
Mm end is nothing, and tbe end ls sear.
\nl vinni,-r lovely rose; sisal my .Par!
'? ??? the Novemb r garden rank and drear;
rh- .ni is nothing, and the end is Dear,
I'd. ri \. \ lb) ..-if ni) rn.ir.- wah thought austere,
Pake what thou canst while thou abides! her.-,
'e.-k i'm. r pleasures each returning year;
rh.* end N ti 'thing, an.I the end ls near,
loy ls the I.,,,.|. and Love his charioteer;
:?? tranquil and rejoicing, oh. my d ar!
(hun tbe wild sess, far fr..m the breakers steer;
rh.* .h.i ls vi*--!.,,, aril the end ls na i
Jsl to tbe wlsaom learned of Saint and Seer!
rh<* living Lord bi Joy, an 1 pi ai ?? Ills spl
Pii.i no more! Throe doers thy shield and spent
lui ri nder -iii thyself; true Hf.- i*. here;
? ?? . ? I la vision and lbs rad is near.
?'..-i-.t not tin* forget not inst, my dear!
Tl ? i m .rn i nothing, sn I th. i nd is ne .w.
-Writ on a rubied palace In Kashmir.
Having read these nrsn twice through, lira
terry walked across the spore snd careful!]
-laced the bin p on Ihe table. Bhe noteeteasl
nii Borne wood In Ihe Btove. sh.- would si
ip the rest of the n'ght Why should abe il
[own? sh>- ...nhl nol Bleep. Probably Sal..m.
rould not need bor, bul sh., could not Bleep.
An.l the child had been reading such wordi
s these! Thev srere Pagan words. Then arni
io glimmer of high faith In them, n was ni
f this world wen ail there wa*.. Thi-e world
vhy. this woii-i was nothing, nothing; in tnt
r .rid i<> rame was the aubstan. e, the fruition
he fulfilment of <:...r*< promlsea ir it wen mn
o? Hen the woman'a thoughts, which bm
one on coherently, suddenly pause-.i. as om
. black nbysa, Bul h?r faith spread wings t.
y onf this abyss. If that faith might onl>
uk.- Salome, her own child, arith her. In death
s in life, she must take can of Palo me.
Bitting then m.ul..nhs--, arith her hands rest
ig on th.* slip of pap.f, the mother endured
hat night what sh-- ...ul.i never tell.
And in the neal room Salome slept.
In the morning Mrs. Gerry, wh.-n she w*as
ir.- her daughter was fully aurake, took In ?
ninty breakfast, carefully arranged. Sin- said
lat. as Salome bael fallen ash-ep so late, she
.mid Indulge h?r.
By noon tho Invalid was up and dressed and
i tho armchair by tho kitchen stove sh.*
mild rath.-r be when her mother was at work,
?I.- did not s.-e-m very III. Mrs. Oerry bad not
nt f..r Moore, because li>- was to arrive this
Salome* sat when Bhe could se** liiiu when he
r.1 tho muree In ino road from the station.
lien be was, tail and strong, and striding
cmg briskly. H.- recognised her and tossed
i lils hat Sh.- saw bis eyes shine; his teeth
tamed nader his yellow mustache.
Mis. G.rry was furtively Watching her daugh
r's face. A look of tahran agony was on
at face for an Instant; then lt was gone.
JOHM did not tak" ber gaze from her hus
iid as long us he was In sight.
I'ho ne*xl moment he had entered the room
d Bhe had Bprung up to meet him.
\ll tbs rest of thc day Mrs. Gerry felt like n
ward, sin- carefully avoided i?-ing alon.* arith
eire for a moment lt seemed to her ihat
8 c.ul.l Mt say to bim what she kn.-w sh.*
\t last tho time came. Mooro followed her
t into the shed, wini.* the wood was stored.
lome was asleep on the lounge. Sh? had
n coughing, and he had Seen the splotches
blood on her handkerchief, though she did
t know that be had s-en th.-m.
drs. Oerry felt her ann bikes In a fierce
HM look'-d up. M'.tiiig the young man's eyes
? suddenly leaned against him, shivering,
lilt he did not shiver. He waa t-use.
\v.- will go to Florida next week," he whis
?i d eagerly. Tko South cured h.-r before; it
1 cur.- li. r again."
lo lielel bis companion closely to him.
be shook h>-r head.
No; no. It will -0 no "-..od. The doctor will
you. Bul I don't need any doctor to tell
Iv.* sen Hits before. We must try to be
-e-rfui wini ber."
he removed benelf from Moore's hold, lic?
it himself righi.
Oood God: Good dod!" he erled. "I can't
ls w.nt ont of .I, ms. Ho bad BOM emly a |
? yards when Mis. derry called bim back;
had lils bat and overcoat. She told him that
must ke.-p areli.
, h. n Dr. Bowdoln came out he forbade them
iii.ik of going South.
Make lur us comfortable ns you can here"
ne clay Salomo told Mooro thal there were I
i or three things she* wanted (,, toy, \\o \
londed that there was tim., e-riough In Which
ut sh.- Insisted. She was quite calm, as sick
PIS Will oft'll he.
tie explained that ono nason why she had
Ided that sh" would not gi, South was be?
rn she thought that perhaps this very thing
dd happen. Bhe almost boped ll would.
ie moved mon ckmly to him. "This is
h tho best way. And now I'm Miro yon will
ays think of mb as I long io hav-- voil think.
I If I w-.-nl on Using year after y.ar I
idn't po:<*iiii> keep being good, rio con?
ed of timi. And io p.- i,v yen;- M-,*,. tnrough
Og life, and tO be OUl Of Step with you, and
of step willi true and high things which
vallie, and which my mother \ tines_" i
? she brok.' ofT. "but oh, Randolph, w.'v.
wn what lt ls lo be happy, haven't we?"
..or.- .lld not speak. H.- nat silently holding j
icy took cai-- of her for more than two
Hhs. In Mai.h sh'- died. .
dark, saturnine man who had not como i
r the collage, sometimes, later, went to tho '
*? neighbors were surprised that "Redd"
took lt so hard. "Ile didn't say anything, but
ho wasn't the same."
Often Mooro stood by tho grave, and with
him was a sparc- woman now seeming long
past middle sge. And this young man and this
elderly woman knew "that their keenest Joy
and keenest Borrow wen forever buried there."
A MAN AND A SUAVE.
AN" I I.I) PURITAN AND HILLY CLAGOETT.
AT A THANKSGIVING! DINNBR.
(Copyright I** bf San*. Walter Furs.)
IMehlndek Adouhram Jonea two hundred years
In p.'-a.-.rul rest laid down his bOMB and left this
World ol' wo.-;
A Puritan ol' ancient br.I. BWeel may his soul re?
A man who loved his holy creed and preached lt
through his nose.
Th'- spirit Of IfrlchlBOdth Jones roamed through the
Heida of light, . - ,
Walked o'.-r the City's golden stones by rivers of
i'.ut once upon Thaakagtving Day he h. ard a sound
Come Bootine heavenward on Its way from the re?
"All, me," says be, "this is the day we 'atabllehed
Hov.- quick the years have rolled away, how fssl
th,- centuries go!
I fain .nee more would Bee the earth, though after
Prom whi.-h ihis moat unseemly mirth is nesting to
ttelchisedek Adoalram Joass then slipped away te
And sought tin- town where rest his bones, the
town thal gave him birth.
His great-great-great-greal grandson's hom.- ne m
enten tl boldly free
And said, "i elli bo longer roam; here I stride with
"Hui why, my ur ? it-gf. at-gn at." sall he, "why
thia ungodl) glee.'
Why this unhallowed revelry, this graceless Jollity?
Turn ve from wanton pleasure's path, refrain from
thia mad mirth, /
Lest I uris.- ami lu my wrath I smite ye to the
"What vain apparel I behold thine betpmeefa proud
The silks of Sidon and the gold of Tarshish shall
Thy gold shall tarnish, J.-w.-ls rust, and fade thy
.- liken aai hes
Aw av snd .-lt th.-- |n tbe dust In sackcloth and In
"Oul with your tinkling music vain, your loud
Mun- luting were a funeral strain to mourn cur
Th<* furnace ot my wrath ls bot my righteous an
I- .- high:
I'll cry aloud and -mare ye not and smite ye hip and
??And these vain books, the vainest thing the heart
..(' man entice \
So full Of vain imagining and many strang- de?
rk -; ?
And Shakespeare, too.* still 'neath Ihe stars llvea
hi. unhallowed mirth?
I trusted ..ur anathemas had driven atm from earth.
"Why g..rg.* y with this foolish noll an I make a
This w.alih of meal and Wine and "ll wli.-n yo
should fa il .mi pray ?
And wherefore i thi riotoua feast these Egypt
il. slip, ts bi ?
why gorge ye, like the gluttonous beast, when
ye should quake a Ith fear?
"Why na!..- ymir children roch a dla, why is their
Depraved eon elv. ! and boin In sin and Wholly
Before n..ir great sins h-t them quail, and Iel their
' .le. ii '
In ...ritin.rrot* Iel them wail and gnash their
t. eth and weep."
"c:.I --.lint'" replied hla grest-grest-grest, "I n-.t.
>..ur v...lin Bppe ll
v..'ii manners maj nol be ornate, though I respect
?, our /? al,
Bul ci- levi* thal childish pranks spring riot from
Sit n ? gulle,
And m<.av offer heartfelt thanks and keep th-lr
rlothea in atyle,
"Bul come, my great-great-great all down and try
our mortem fare.
Relax roar Puritanic frown and -ne..th your inf?
ill l M or "
The Puritan began lo est; his frown, lt |
II fell ihe kin.Uv Influence sweet Ibe spirit ..f the
vi..- t irkey rani bed Uk-- a dream, the podding did
Th- viands In s steady stream ail Beemed to flow
.' i S av
And him?". ard, till that dinner hoar, the "tream of
-. irtuata i.i ? d,
And hi* a* ilmUatlvi p..-.\. r astonished all the hoard.
Between the pudding and the pie he lifted sp hi<
"Rejoice! Beiolce!" th.y heard bim cry. "again I
as) i ? I-... ? '
.;;-.?? tbs .ks f..r this -our modern tot and all your
I wish." be "a.l, "John Kndlc.itt coull last,, n m>al
BILLY CLAOaKTTS WANTS
Mille Hilly ClSggetl said If h.- could h.iv. fl dog
f..r his \.ry ..?n he would I.-- happy. Aad as tba
gnat ki-.i> of hf.- .??ti lated to lbs ownership <>f a
? l..g. little llillv .'Liggett lover tSSted Hi- Weet
esl win., uf exist.tie.- throughout those .-arly dog
|. *-s -. ears.
Hut th-- dey ..un.- ie ion iiiiiy owned a dog. Hut
still Hore was sun.'lung the matter with Hilly.
H.- was n.it ait right. Then area sn uaattalnabla
star lian.-..i before him every hour, s star not too
high fur him t.. mimi!.-, bul altogether too high
for him le reach.
This star, to si? ak less poetically but m..te
graphically, was a gnt ead a goat cart His views
on .logs hud changed, n le reported thai ti" lld
in.ir.- than on..-. "Dogs is re. good." Rachel never
m..um.-.i fur her children as Hilly Claggi tt mooned
for s goat ami a goat ...ii
And the day cam.- when Billy g..t his goat sod
his goat-cart The mighty powers thal govern the
univ-.rs.- bo arranged the great cosmic machinery
from the beginning ..f time thal lt tuned oul the
g..ii and g...n cart f..r Hilly Jual In time t.> pre?
cut luiiv's life from becoming shattered by dlsap
po Ullin, ni aol hope deferred. This goat and this
g..at iaii pul inn.. Billy Claggett for a time in
harmony with the greal universe,
Hut th.- universe ,111! univ Ctagfetl never got
ai.mg together for any length of lime. Billy be?
nn to .1.p from ennui. He soon became too
nias.- for g.'..ie and goat-carts to please his so?
phistical... i tastes, thin mora he reached out for
The unall.linallie this lime was B pony. But lt
-eenie.I as easy for Killy to become the owner ..i
certain r.-al .slat- lota on the other Bide of the
moon aa to b*-come the owner of a pony. He cried:
'Tony! pony!" Bul there s ia no pony. Billy now
gie,-, entirely ..ut ..r sorta with the universe. He
said: "The universe may go Its a ly and i will
Ko ruin.-. \\,. have nothing In common."
Bat th.* universe didn't gel angry, and al length
..ut of Us abysmal depths of possibility lt produced
a pony f..r univ Claggett.
Was Billy I'laggett happy? <>h, yes?for a whole
dav. Hut Billy soon discovered thal he wsa too
big a hov for ponies ip- mu ' ???> to school and
c..||.ge ani become learned and greal and rich.
Ba he wenl to Behool and lilied bia head full of
rules ani exceptions and as a rule he forgo! the
exceptions, and lt was an exception when he re
membered tbs rules. And he studied dead lan?
guages fur eight .\e.irs. and he became so won?
derfully proficient in them ihat he could almoal
read them l.v the help nf a translation.
Bul sim. willi all his wonderful learning, lhere
was som. thing the matter with Billy bul perhaps
we Uni better cell him William now r.,r the sweet
dream ... love had come Into William's life, an i
ii ls entirely out of consonance sith the eternal
hannon'/ ..I tilings to call a young man "Billy"
who apends an hour mid a hair adjusting his
necktie, and who languishes and yeena Hilly can?
not yearn; only William rsn ) un
And William yearned. Bul the sweet objecl ..f
his dreams was unattainable yes, aa unattainable
aa iii.* pony or the dog or the g..at. Bul there ls
on.- curl..ui thing about unattainable things ii i
very easy to obtain them.
Aol William gut hi* girl, as th,, wis.- reeder
knew h.- would all Ihe time, ind they live happily
together'.' Tush! tush' ll I*- nut my business lo
r.-tiill family gossip. I slni|.lv digress right lei.
and say that William went Into politics.
ile now wsnted to go to rongress sa bad ns
eyer he wanted that goat. And so h.- went round
to all the rallies and took a larg.- assortment ..f
gestures wiih him and a greal variety of facial
expressions, and told the people thal not bini bul
his election would restore confidence to the country,
and that bis opponent was a bad man who li.el lu en
corrupted by Hellish -mid. and was working for the
Interests of Kurope. Hut Hilly pardon me, the Hon
William W. Chunrett, Of < iaggeilsvlll,. -was elected,
because the unUer.se. was on ins Bide, as was alao
Patrick o'l-'bih-r-y. boss of the ion ward.
Hut sim iinie was something the matter with
Un- Hon. Wllllnm W. Ctoggetl of Claggettsvllle.
lt ls true be g..t all bis speeches he didn't make
printed In "The Congressional Becord." Bul he
gi.w tired of th.- perpetual round of legislation, and
long..I lo get lui.i Hie United Slates Senate, win-re
legislation is nol permitted. Now be sa>s ir ha
can g-t elected President and have a million-dollar
monumenl built >>v.-r his remains when he dies and
hi. eon Winiam Claggett, Jr., can succeed to bis
wealth snd political power, be will be perfect!)
Hui he wool.brr be. And why wouldn't bet
Why" il. ians, he ls Just Uk.- the re-si of us. And
i have jual told thia story an-, way in a kind ..r u
sneaking way thal I have, in order thal tbe reader,
In ih- mirror of the Hon. William W. (langett,
may behold lu- ..wu countenance, i have been
talking ul-oiit William \Y. Claggett. Hut thou art
th- man: And so am i: And I um glad ..f ll.
Tor wh. n a mau bscomes entirely satisfied, it is
time foi* his friend*- p, make arrans-ementa for
his funeral services. SAM WAIjTKH POSH
w'hen tbs lats emposer. Peter Tacbalkoffsky,
wsa going t>. Cambridge las* .lune to receive lo.
honorary degree aa the representative ..r Ftussli.n
music. h>- waa ob erved to h.- In a state of gnat
nervousnesa This, n BubeequentI- appeared, was
not due i" any aw- .,f the university, bul lo belief
that th.- ceremony would h.- physically painful.
ip. we* nnvtneed that ih.rernony of conferring
a degree wu accompanied with th., tortures which
ure popularly auppoeed to be employed am..nc. Free
Mason*, and was consequently in a state of great
fright at th* ir-sj-tut.
B . -
a . ?
vi go I
THE CHRONICLE OF ARTI
INHIBITION- AND OTHER TOPICS.
TIIK SUCCESS Ot lill. WATKI'-I OI.oi: S|!U\V-M
ST. QAVDBWVS NFAV DIANA-TIIF. STATL'K
or .whian iiai.k- OLD toktRaAM
PROM BUI l'i'-MlNOK UlXL'KllKM'KS.
The Water Color Club's exhibition, lt Is pleasing
learn, is meeting with the success lt deserves. Du
lng Ita lirst four days nearly 700 persons visited tl
galleries, and only about IM of these were student
Th" majority were nil bearers of full-priced adml
Pion tickets. The following salis have been p
ported: "His Country cousins," by Leen Morai
*l-.*>; "Ready for the Dance," by Leon Moran, $4
'"Rolling Qround," by .Mary R, Williams, Cf.; "Wli
ter Bin Ding." by H. K. Van Qorder, J-'JO; "Zephyrs,
by .Mah, 1 ll. Smith, $1S; "Lamplight," by Lydia I
Emmet. WW; "The C. ming Storm." by S. H. Tri:
catt, WW; "Child with Lantern," by Albert Berts
riOO; "The Flow r-Cart Dance," by Albert Herte
J'-'Vi; "AcroSa Tokyo Hay from Nleta," hy Alh.i
Herter, HM Total of Bales, tLAW. When th
wat-r-e.-lor show snd tbA Kgyptian portrait
referred to below have been artthdrawi
about the tth of next month, tba Arcn
tectural League ami the Sculpture Society wi
t.k. charge of tbe galleries aa I open their con
btoed exhibitions on December ll ir. January th
I'lne Arts Boelety Will exhibit the pictures show
In th.- Swedish and Norwegian sections at th
World's Fair -a wise plan as regards th" Sw. Hs
paintings, but an ill-advised on.- as regards lb
Norwegtsa. Th.- Society of American Artists open
In .Mareil alli -;<-<?* 11,i??:: tile |'a',lerl"S until BOOM Um
iii April, arbes th- Society of Amateur Pbotogra
pilers is to have an exhibition. Among current ex
i.. in ti..ns gre wool.i call attention particularly to th
ptctureo l.y Caabi al th.- Amerlcsa Art Osllerlei
H.. is among ti;.. finest of living laadscaplBta, gai
Ibfai collection does him full justice. Th.- OroUe
"bib ls prepsrtng an exhibition ol' Waltonlanu. 1
arlll Include aonte rare editions of the genti.
'I'll.- .haste goddeaa once more presides over Mad
son Bquare Oat-den, When .Mr. st. Qandena de
kn.-1 th- I Hana whl. h .surmounted the tower un
:! lh.- opening of the Woii.l's Pair he ma.I- lei
..o tall. She was transferred to the low, sw. Ultu
lom.- of th.- Agricultural Building, and there sh.
?roy,.I |,i ht in s. ale with her pedestal. The figure
rhlch th.- sculptor then proceeded to model an.;
rhich has been plac.i on th.- tower within the last
>-w .lays |a in every way an Improyeme-nt upor
h.- eani.r work. Where the finial was once nine
sen f.-.-t high, it now measures only thirteen toot,
ni in Its new form lt reminds us, among other
tioga, that it Isa finial ind.I, as well as a statue;
hat i;-- relation to th.- structure beneath lt ls as
nportaat as Its Intrinsic beauty. The old Diana
rsa BO larg.- as to be aggressive, and looked more
ki- an Independent ngura p.-nii.-.i upon th.- tower
han a beautified utilitarian adjunct to the latter,
h.* was fiir. but the pr.-s. nt Liana is fairer. Sh.
.-te.i ,m her heel, hut uer successor ls poised m.>r>
rscefully and naturally on her to-, in everything
iat relates to contour, to nuance of movement
nd attitude, ani to reflnemant sad Individuality
. ese. nu.m. th.- new- Uaaa ls in.-omparably the
tlperior of the old. She ought to h.-. for sh.- has
eon !??-nilli, i with th., rm.,st Interest by Mr. st.
-oi.lens. ile modllied th- lines ,,r not scarf,
han-:, i ih- style of her boar, and calculated her
i portions narrowly. As ,-. termination to Mr.
("bite" v.- j now a-, logie i as sba i
Mrmlng. And still, in the tyoa nt Mr. st.
auden*, she is n..t perf-sct. Th.- tilt ..f th- drapery
?? not satisfy liim quite, lt s-.-ms, and it i< t,. be
irn cte I.
A pupil of Mr. sr. Oaudens who has reflected the
credit noon his master unveiled In city
ai! Park, .-.? . t ril.iv ).: | I esl .'.itu... Th.. .
..mt.liii in the Court of Honor at Chicago has
v. a .Mr. Macmonnles a certain celebrity, bur tia
etathan Hal." which he has just added to tba
ender list of good monuments in Mew-York win
ve him more. [| will, we beli-ve, give hun a good
ur.* ,.f th.- lasting reputation which his tal. nts
ni t . promise, an i it v. iii giv- k him precisely be?
lies l-i this work h.* is really inonumen'al-some
ing which h- wsa not in tbe beautiful imt some*.
hat unsatisfactory fountain. The statue o" the
roted American spy has all the dignity which
..il I remain to him In such an Ignominious mo?
nt of lils car.. r as Mr. Macmonnles has rhOOM
celebrate. Thus Nathan Hal- might Inn.- -t.i
i.e uttered his famous w.ir.is of regret, a serious,
>ri lmpn-sslve, figure, without a trace >>f th.-atrl
llty In his bearing. The realism of th- statue
i\ perhaps h.- criticised, bul nol with justice .Mr.
.. monnles might appeal to Rodin's gr.-at group.
? "Bourgeois de Calais'' If he* needed a precedent
i- iii.- presence ..f th.- ropes al...ut his subject's
tn- .m.! legs. Tin- Frenchman has nol scrupled
show hw heroes with halters As lt happens
? Hal.- a.ls no precedent, lt Just liles Itself.
tough th-- spectacle ..f the man's humiliation may
mt t.. our f.-.-llngs. If we grant th.- wis
i rt raying him In this fashion, we must sd
t that Hie ropes do the linea of the statue no
tm As a work ..f pure plastic art th- latter is
-ona: i' i-1 concelvcM with spirit and composed
ih good taste. Hs best gusli ties ar.* in its band
,-. Aa b modeller Mr. Macmonniea is more than
irthy ol' Mr. Kt. Oaudens His workmanship ls
?ompllshed and lt has a tone which, if slightly
nlntscent of the sculpt, rs master. K on tba
ol... his ..wu. This statue night to make a-fad
? Municipal Art Society and the Sculpture Society.
ls exactly tbe kind >.r ornament which they
? striving t" make popular to New-York.
"wo thousand years ag... when the Egyptians
immified th.ir dead, they laid over the face of
? .ops,- a paii.l bearing B portrait of the latter
1 left expos.-.). The rest of the mummy was
attie.1 in tbe wrappings with which museums
re mad.- iis acquainted. Centuries alto some
neteriea near ancient Halium in Egypt were
.?I by msTandera to search of precious metals
l Btonea Ths portraits w.t.* thrown saide to
covi re I by the saul as the wind listed and the-re
> remained unharmed until som.* four ..r live
ira since, athen, upon their discovery in the
? ?rt, ll.-rr Theodor Graf purchased them and
ughl them to Vienna. Last summer they were
libbed on the Midway Plaleance at tbe Fair.
.??? then ih-y have been on view in Um Huston
s.?irn and now th.y are to h.* Been in connection
h th.* Wat.r Color Club's exhibition. Th.y pos
s great archaeological Value, for they Illustrate
pu I. rial arl of a Hellenized clvlli7.atl.in in
i-pt which was wreaking its genius chiefly, as
Ihe civilization of Ureece Itself, >-n plastic art.
nt ii g being what lt was two hundred yean be
i* Christ, aa art Imperfectly developed, still
de and limited, thi re ls nol any beauty, strictly
akin.-. In the Interesting gallery of portraits
rr Graf has formed. Thi artists then, whether
v paint..i in encaustic >.e distemper, had no
ceptlon of color, lone, transparency, light and
de, and bo on, sm h as belongs to sny modern
nt.-i* Whit they .iii have was Ihe Indefinable
of vitalising a portrait, of making it live and
ik long after all m.-ans of Identifying its sub*
had disappeared, in a som.-what conventional
,? th.s.. portraits ne.- astoundingly realistic.
lillies after their death th.- in-n and w.n.ten
. were the models for portraits lik? Nos. *, M,
.'. ni and n gie.t you with an animation in the
? ami lips that palm ra of to-.lay might envy,
v prove on..- more tiiit the art of the ancients
i ti.oiling if not faithful lo nature. Much curl
value attaches to the panels an.l they ure web
.bjecta of study, lt would be gratifying if
'Imens from the collection were add.si to our
ropolltan Museum of Ari. The great museums
l-indon, Parla and Berlin have purchased pol?
is from ll.-rr tiraf, and N.-w-Voik should
it by their example. To purchase the entire*
?eti.ui of seventy-live portraits, at th.- sum at
.li its owner holds it. CSO.uui), would be as lm
ai.!.- as ii would be -inadvisable. To secure a
lp of the best pieces III till- COllCCtiffi ought lo
i small matter for public spirited Oonnolsaeura
ie lift ti annual exhibition of American water
rs at the- Keppel Gallery, opened yeeterday,
alns fourscore pictures, among which it is
il.I., to lind sotce that are very good. Several
h.- better-known lan I aapi-t*. Mi sirs. Murphy,
m. BhurUeff and Hanger, OOOtribUtO artistic
ir.s, snd there ai.- ..ne or two younger men.
Jules thutin .ind Mr. Alexander Robinson, I t
tu Ilea .o' nature are Important u.I.Hil-ms to , :
collection. Mr. Robinson, whose name is quite i
millar, has three Spanish sketches whose breezy i
? and bold harmonious coloring place them . i
ng the bast things i I' the exhibition. Of the
.- studies the most Interesting are two plel ir.s :
Irtish models bv Mr. Francis Hay. very decora* j 1
uni elegant; one of Albert Lynch's nervous, . t
lantlv drawn fragments of social Illustration:
.riili'll scene by W. L. Lathrop, which has
h sentiment and rustic charm, and a pretty
-esslonistlc trifle by Mr. Amsdea There sre
dug landscapes bj Messrs. Maratta, tieuppe*.
ley, an.I Miss Wright; flower plecea by Miss
lou and Miss Matilda Hr..wile, and some
ti.s bv .1. C. Nicoll and P. K. M. IP lin. Mr. '
,rge has contributed a couple Of South Sea '
rhes which we have yet to see. but of which >
sar.- to prophesy in a eulogistic key. Tn Us i
ral character tha exhibition has tho qualities,
Iculariy desirable al Christmas lime, which J
been-cbaracterlstlc of tin- erater-eolor shows
t-dlng lt at this place, Al tba Knoedler Cal- t
a French portrall punt'e. M. T, Chartran, i
an American lani .api-i. Mr. .William A. Collin.
as-, mille I -.mall collections of their re.
i M. chat iran ls a typically finished Parisian >
snian. HIS portrait of Mr. Tish, an el.lerlv , t
t oi rather ragged features, ls modelled arith .
? ani loni.- breadth, but the portraits of ?<
August ll.im..ni and an iintiam-i yoong lady I
Ink, which are his heel works here.j e.- ?
oihle chiefly for a precise ineiho.l resulting t
.m. :inp outlines and clear color. He is a , a
?all p..Inter with ability, and willi sympathy t
itu sitters. H.. merits the Introduction to the .
c which thu exhibition lives him. Fe Hie t
eltv, intelligence ani veracity of Mr. I*' ?
loane Work wa have more than once teatlUe-cl. . a
coUacUait, ol _-_lntinga ne now esi-lhlta is ? g
Japanese, Chinese, ?
and India Goods,
ORIENTAL HOLIDAY SIFTS.
This Week in
100 Garabagh Rugs,
45 Antique Peisian Hall Rugs, 1
Sizes from 3 to a ft. -vide, 12 totj ft. long
50 Fins India Carpets, j
Si/c-i 6 x 9 ft. to io \ 15 ft
at$24,00to 68,00' l
Former prices 30.00 to 80.00
35 Fine Persian Carpets,
Sizes from 9 % 12 ft. io 11 x id ft,
Former prices 85.00 to 145.00
Sises (1 \ 9. 8 x io, 10x12. 11 -. [(J, l2 x t9
Former prices 50.00 to 225.00
?maller, are think, sad ii la certainly Wm Impressive
purely pictorial sray than that which hs
brought forward nearly .. year ago. Wa and few""
in terestln, aeenes In the even doses ?r U..
a.-apes and there are ...ie or two of th- pk*.
urea. No. J, f-.r example, which ure disappoint
bu n technique. Thia panoramii view otaVauo.
?ylvanla valley bas some brushing In lt which ia
[ai less flowine and lirni than Mr CofBa has se?
mi 1 us to expect But for clever naliilaj
or light take No. I, "September Afteraooa"; for
the reeling of a rural evening take tia, 6. --The
ttl ung Moon, and for the expression of atmos.
1'ii.ie take iso. .. "A Shower al Sunset, ur No
",? ,?n\ ,\'\"iU\* S!",rni" These pictures show Mr.
loflin in Ins best character, as a earefdl analyst of
.lilllcult moo's In nature, and In th.-m h*? maiht.-ilna
h- ?tandard mhlch h.- has before this proved te
be* arti-tic and individual.
A FAMOUS ''HEAT*
"THE LONDON' TIMI'S*- AND THE JUMN0
the stop.v TOLD nv Tin: UTIRnra CITT
From The Westminster Gazette.
"Looking back ever jrour work for 'Thc Time*
what do you consider the best thing vou have evst
Mr. e-rump show.-l little hesitation in answering
this question. "Beyond doubt." he replied, "Hie
biggest coup which 1 ever achieved on behalf ot
The Times' was that effected over the Haring
crisis, of the ttrst intimation of whi.-h 'The Times?
as ros win doubtless remember, hai th.- exclusive
announcement. 1 suppose it is no ezaggerstloa te
say that never before nor since has a pie. e of
Ananda] Intelligence of such tremendous import
been the exclusive possession of any one paper. Of
course, lt is the business ..f -The Times' to be lirst,
as we all know," added .Mr. frump, with S laugh*
"but all the sum-, I cannot help congratulating
myself on the part which 1 wis able* to play la
sustaining its reputation In this respect on that
occasion. It was 'The Times' tirst and the rest
nowhere, an.l I COBfeaa I am proud of lt.
"HOW did l manage Itt Well, lt was not easy,
an.l lt WOUld take too long to tell the story at
length. The first direct intimation I had of any?
thing amiss was received from a well-known flnan*?
der, whose name lt ls needless to mention, who
called em me h.-ie. ll ? wa-- evidently In a state of
great excitement, but beyond the bare hint that
siime terrible financial calamity was Impending he
could divulge nothing. 'I cannot tell you,' he said,
in answer t,> my Inquiries; 'it is impossible.' llow
ev.-r. what he had told me was enough to convince
m.- that something serious was about to happen,
and to determine m.- te leave no stone unturned
until I had dlecovered what lt was, e-ve-n if lt In?
volved mv remaining ut th" tank all night. Ac
curlingly I instructed my assistants te k--ep the
entice open and to await my return, and milled
forth In e|U**st of Information. To whom I applied
tirst I need not now state. Sutlice it to say that
he was. and ls, a very Important personage in the
flnanclsl world. As lt proved, beyond the m. re cor?
roboration of the fact that some grave trouble was
at hund. he could give me no Information, and I
was compelled to depart no wis.?r than I had come.
"Pursuing my Inquiries elsewhere. I found my
arny eventually to the Bsnk of Kngland. where I
waa in hopes l might discover what I was seeking.
Ii was past cl'Slag time when 1 got there. The
clerks au 1 officials were taking th-lr d-parture.
and not until I made myself known did I succeed la
obtaining admlaslon through the half-dosed doors.
Having done so, however, l made my way with all
speed to the directors' quarters, sad on doing so ob?
served at once from the presence of various people
about that something unusual was afoot. My sus
tiieions w.re confirmed when on entering th<* ant
r -.rn I lonni thc place all lighted up, and learnt
on Inquiry that notwithstanding the lateaesa of the
hour, the dlrectora of the bank arere within ia
council arith the managers "f variooa other great
London banking institutions. Of course- 1 reaMMi
at ..nc the profound significance of this, and soon
made up my mind what to do.
"1 s.nt in at otic- a note to the Oovernor. and
ask.-l Mr. Lklderdale io ?.-.* mc To my delight he
?.im.- out almost Immediately, and accompanied me
Into an adjoining waiting-room. From his manner
I saw Immediately that tin* situation was serious,
but more than this I could not ascertain at tirst.
At length, however. 1 nut the question point-blank.
Ia lt Barings?- IL* dl'l not answer, but .-lightly in
.?lining his bend Indicated thal my -uspl.-ion was
Hi-it. 'Po i understand, then,' I pursued, 'that
Baringa ar.- in a position which necessitates recourse
o outside asst, tan.'"." Again Mr. Kldd.-rdale sig
lifted assent In the same manner sa before. And
thee, Of Course, 1 was In possession of all Ihat was
leeesaary for my purpose. Before there had bees
oisplcl.uis, but they were only suspicion-, and un?
it ili-y w.-re Tallied enid not he acted upon.
Now 1 had obtained my verification, and the time
'or a.tion had arrlve.l. I r<-turned, of course, to
ny oltlce forthwith, snd the next day all the world
SSS In the secret."
Certainly lt was a famous Journalistic coup, snd
VIr. frump's note of triumph ls nol unnatural,
'robably most people, by the way. will be surprised
o learn that In politics Mr. ('rump ls an ardent
TUE AXDITlorS PLAY WAITES.
fruin The St. James's Gazette.
Decidedly the ways of the aspiring playwright
ire peculiar. Hy the favor of a leading manager
ve ne i nabled to reproduce th.- following circular
rhlch hts recently reached him in printed form,
nerely, of course, suppressing the real names:
"Mr. Hiiil.llng Dramatist would be pleased to show
h.- manag.-i* of the I Hank Theatre a thirty-minute
'arce. It will perhaps economise (he letter-writing
line of spectacle weam: - managers If they will
ilndly refer to thc lul.-f correspondence below.
The correspondence alluded to duly follows:
"Dear sir: Ur. Bo-and-ao would bo glad to rend
our taree If you like to send it on. providing lt le
ype-wrltten." __ -,
To thlr. courteous invitation Mr. Rudellng Dram
itist sends a reilly which at "nee stamps him
s the possessor of a neat an.l ready wit:
"Sir: The farce ls not type-written. It is a con
ented lillie manuscript, ami has no desire to rise
hove thc stun- In which ii has pleased Providence
? place H."
This ls admirable; although one ls at rather a lose
o Understand why. if the manuscript has no de
Ire to rise above the stale in which, etc.. the
uihor should claim a manager's assistance ta
Ive lt public performance.