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THE MOBBING TOLES. SUNDAJ, SEPTEMUER 15, 1895..
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to show you the most complete line of Furniture, Carpets,
Upholstery Goods, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Wall Papers, etc., to
be found in the city we have been busy the past week opening up
new goods, and now have them ready for your inspection, in our
Mammoth Show Room (first floor),
covering an area of over 25,000 square feet the largest one-floor
show room in the United States.
PARLOR SUITES, over 100 styles to select from, in framed,
over-stuffed and Marquette styles, upholstered in Silk Damask,
Silk Brocatelle, Satin Damask and Silk Tapestry. Prices to suit
CHAMBER SUITES in Mahogany, Curled Birch.Bird's Eye
Maple and Oak in all the newest designs. Dressers with
square, oval and shaped beveled French plate mirrors. Suites
$15 to S200.
CARPETS Don't bit- your carpets until you see ours. We
have no hesitancy in saying we are showing as fine a line of
Wiltons, Wilton Velvets, Axminsters, Tapestries, Velvets,
Body and Tapestry Brussels, and Ingrain Carpets, Art Squares,
Rugs, etc, as can be found in the city Quality and Price Guar
untced. UPHOLSTERY DEPARTMENT Especial attraction has
been given this department in selecting all the latest novelties
in Brussels, Swiss, Irish Point and Nottingham Lace Curtains,
Portieres, Upholstery Goods, Silks, etc. Nottingham Laces,
75c pair up; Irish Point Laces, S2.25 pair up; Swiss Curtains,
S3. 90 pair up.
WALL PAPER 100,000 rolls Wall Paper iust received.
Examine our stock and get our estimate before placing your
order. Prompt work, lowest prices and best workmanship
Three Reasons Why You Should Buy at The Rink:
1st Its accessibility all the street car lines pass by or within
one square of the Rink.
2d The Largest Stock in the city to select from.
3d The Lowest Prices, Cash or Credit.
The Julius Lansburgh
Furniture and Carpet Co.
NEW YORK AVE., Bet I3th and 14th Sts.
One by one our artists are shouldering
their stools and easels and returning to
the city, after spending the summer In
Nature's Etudio, where they w ere furnished
ample material for the winter's work.
What a delightful holiday they have had,
roaming through the woods and mountains,
and along tho streams, catching a bit of
sunlight here, a shadow there perhaps the
pretty face of a Bunimer girl, and a little
romance, framing it forever in their mem
ory, all Uiat the purchaser of the canvas
will never suspect. Some ot them will re
main longer away to study the September,
haze and the beauUful autumn tints of
October, Those who have come in to finish
some of the summer work or execute new
orders, may go out again, for It Is hard to
tear one's self away, if he bo a true artist
Howeer, art is not all made up of beau
Uful dreams and summer romances and
It means hard work and long study and
disheartening criticisms, with a little praise
now and then that .makes the brush go
So our artists will now-settle down to
work for the winter, and before another
season rolls around lovers of beautiful
creations ot the brush nnd palette may ex
pect to see a marked progress In the field
of art, of which America's Capital may
well bo proud.
Inasmuch as the development ot art in
'Washington depends upon a closer rela
tionship between the artist and purchaser,
it would seem that the duty -of bringing
about that end devolves largely upon the
former. If the artist wishes to succeed
be must keep himself in tbe public eye, as
It were. The purchaser will not burt the
artist, tbe artist must hurt tbo purchas
er. Tie must have a suitable ball for tbe ex
hibition ot his work, which the public can
visit conveniently and compare nnd criU
clse tbe character and merits of the pic
tures offered for sale.
Tbe only opportunity the Washington
artist has at present of coming in touch
with tbe customer is through the annual
Cosmos Club exhibitions in tbe spring,
which 11. c members of that clab so kindly
open to tbe society of Washington artists
and their friends. Through these exhibi
tions, which last only a few days, a few.
tales are made, and then the artist must
return to the background for another year.
No city in An.erica has a greater number
of tourists and tlghlseers than Washing
ton, and if we bad an e&lablltbcd gallery
or picture market which would attract
them there would, no doubt, be many more
sales made then at present, and the pur
chasers would carry our artists' fame
into other fields.
No ball in the city suggests itself as suit
able for this purpose, except the toon to be
vacatcd Corcoran Art Gallery. Owing to
tome delay, through changes, the new
gallery may not be ready for occupancy
for another year, but this suggestion,
however, may furnish food for thought
that may be productive of substantial ro-
Tbe removal of. the Corcoran collection
to the new buildirg at New York avenust
and Bei uilcenlb street leaves a most ex
cellent studio and exhibition building,
which the Society of Washington Artists
should consider as a rare opportunity for
them, and not allow this historic old place
to be permeated by other than an artistic
The summer class at tbe Art League Is
doing some good work under tbe direction
ot Miss Lc Due, and is open to visitors from
9:80 a. m. to IS SO. Tbe regular doss
begins October 1.
Tho Corcoran School-ot Art which has
been-closed all summer, will open October
1, under the direction of Prof, and Mrs.
The day class this year will be very full,
numbering about 200 students.
Among our well known local Illustrators
who have beeuery busy this summer. Is
Mr. Harry Bonnell Bradford, who has &a
Interesting and well-slocked den at No.
B04 il street. Mr. Bradford is a close
student and a hard walker, and thoroughly
earn tbe progress he Is making Lately he
has turned bis attention to comic Illus
tration, with marked success, having had
a number of his drawings accepted by
several New York publications, and has
been highly complimented by the art editor
of the Century.
Mr. J. L. Rldgway and Mr. H. Hobart
Nichols bave Just finished a series of
Illustrations for a work soon to be pub
lished by the Geological Survey in the
Monograph. Mr. Rldgway has done some
of the most wonderful fossil work in
color, representing the different geological
formations andjstrata, as they appear in a
polished surface, and with such accuracy
of detail that one thinks he is actually
looking at- the specimens rather than the
A number of very tine pen and ink
sketches ot fossils and shells are also the
work of Mr. Bldgway.
Mr. Nichols furnishes the landscapes for
this publication, which offers a large
field for tbe artist's brush. All who are
familiar with his success In this line, will
recall with pleasure bis exhibition of land
scapes at the Cosmos Club last spring.
Miss Katherine Cblpman, tbe clever
water-color artist, Is spending the summer
at Bristol, E. I.
Miss Sara Bradley, irto Is making some
sketcues In Maine this summer, will not
return before the first of November.
DANGER IX THE USE OF SLANG.
Experience In Brooklyn Shows Peril In
tbe Word "Rata."
A new illustration of the dangerous
confusion that often is created by the
prevalence of slang is furnished, says the
Brooklyn Times, by the following inci
dent: A professional rat-catcher went" to a
fashionable club on Tuesday evening and
at midnight he hpd bagged fifty rats.
With the fifty living rats in a bag for this
professional scorns to clll any rats on the
premises be left the fashionable club aud
started home. Then appeared an un
known policeman, who said:
"Where are you going?"
"None of your business," answered the
"So that's your swng," said the police
man, sarcastically tapping the bag with
"Nary swag," said the rat-catcher.
"What bave you In the bag, then?"
Here we come to tbe first crisis of the
story, for the reply was "Rats." The
policeman then punched the professional
for what he, perhaps reasonably, regarded
as his impertinence. Moreover, he grabbed
the bag and thrust in his Inquiring offi
cial hand. Here comes the second crisis
ot the story, for at least seven rats grabbed
that hand. "The policeman yelled and
shook off the rats, and the other forty three
leaping from the bag the street was soon
full of rats. Tho poor policeman, with rats
to the right ot him and rats to the left of
him and rats in an Indefinite vista before
and behind him, fled Into the night.
This is not the first Umc that slang has
indirecUy created confusion In tbe world.
The rat-catcher had no-susplclon that the
-policeman would take his explanation
amiss. There Is the trouble. The slang
that creates disaster Is generally used
unwittingly. May tbe present picturesque
warning be heeded.
CLUMSINESS AND COMFORT ON
A THREB WEEKS TOUR.
Sailing, Fishing, Camping Out
and All Sorts of Innocent
Fun of a Merry Group.
There are more -ways of finding amuse
ment In September than by camping out.
That Is tbe promising assurance ot a
young woman and tier brother, who have
Just come back from entertaining them
selves and a party of friends on a canal
boat. The first precaution is to reelect a
congenial party of picked masculine and
feminine friends, not exceeding six in
number, and engage them against the
ripening of the first liarreakmoon. It must
be explained to them that Buch luggngeand
costumes as arc suitable for Adirondack
or North Woods camping, along with
bicycle suits, guns, and fishing tackle. Is
tbe equipment necessary.
The brother and sister who had selected
and instructed their future guests, went
next to one of the yards, near New York
city, where staunch, capacious boats, for
use on the Erie and Delaware and Hudson
canals are built. They bargained for tbe
use of one of the newest and largest
Off for n.
crafts for the space ot three weeks, and,
at the building yards, labored to convert
their, rented vessel Into accommodations
for passengers Instead of freight.
Their more serious effort and bulk of
pocket money was spent In fitting tbe
central ball as sallea. manger, and drawing
room In one. The divan seats they uphol
stered in green denim, a large green and
white Jute square was spread on tbe floor,
dotted green and white scrim curtains
hung at tbe windows, one of the cupboards
tilled with the cheapest blue and white
china, tbe other stocked to bursting with
STOCK AND SERVANTS.
Like Noah, they bad chosen two of every
kind of fruits. Jellies, confections, meats
and cheeses, along with soap, matches, can
dles and such like which they had laid in
a full supply, and lastly engaged two capa
ble, good naiured womMi to sfgn articles
for service as cook and housemaid on a
voyage of twenty-one days up the Dela
ware and Hudson canal.
All luggage had been unpacked Into
loerfers and bags laid away in the store
room below decks, while six safety bicy
cles, of both sexes, lying in their trunks
on the afterdeck, were mute witnesses to
the assertion ot the host that a god deal
of muscular sport would make up tho pro
grame of every day.
Now what these healthy young people
did during the three weeks they were oft
on their inland voyage is variously de
scribed in an ascending scale of enthusi
asm. There was one day spent, pinned into
overalls of kitchen towels, painting the
house ouslde, and decorating every one
his or her bedroom after individual and
Every day they were towed a greater
or Ins distance along tbe placid canal
waters, amid charming scenery, ripening
under an autumn sun, but directly unani
mous desire prevailed the boat was tied
up, wheels, cameras, etc., produced and
expeditions organized. If there was no
game to catch with hook or ball, or the
roads were bad or tbe sunlight unprom
ising for pictures, a few congenial spirits
At Nlclit On
broke bottles with a small rifle to Improve
their own markmanship or show the wo
men how, while another party tramped
across meadows and hills getting wild
flowers to fill big wooden tubs set up for
Every day a committee, by special ap
pointment, went ashore, nnd brought fresh
eggs and vegetables, fowls and fruit, from
tbe interested and amused farmer folk.
Once or twice the whole party deserted the
canal boat for night, taking lodging in a
village Inn, Just tur the experience.
But every day tu-.- scenery changed, the
nights grew CTlsp, the apples more plen
teous, and often (be outlook so exceedingly
picturesque that to explore and climb be
came an irresistible pleasure. It was diffi
cult often to d'iclde whether the bright, cool
days or cheerful evenings kept the company
more completely amused, for few ot tbe
passengers but could play Bomc ins trument
banjo, violin, guitar or even concertina
every one of them cocU sing, and from tbat
forward deck, till sheer physical weariness
prevailed, gay i,unds ot revels greeted the
astonished September stars.
Twice on the trip the deck was clabo-
raloiy decorated with bunting and flowers,
lanterns bung and tbo host and hostess,
Willi their guests, for the benefit of a goodly
contingent of young people from a near by
farmhouse, danced thelfashlonable so
ciety steps to the waiting! ot a guitar and
violin. Tho next night the cnUre canal
boat's company adjourned to a farmhouse
and bad a Jolly supper ot lemonade, pies,
cold chicken and apple sauce, washed down
with cider, after footing it in the old fash
ioned quadrille and Lady Washington's
reel. Almost tearful were the regrets ex
pressed when the dellfchtful vacation was
over, and the browned, well entertained
young people exchanged the exceeding com
fort of their bicycle suits for conventional
clothing, and the lazy, wholesome, varied
existence of the canal boat life for the re
straint and monotony of their city homes
To the hosts fell the log book full of pho
tographs of the lovely country they bad
passed through, of their guests, the friends
they had mado along tbe way and of the
boat itself. On their return the boat was
dismantled, but all the lumber used In build
ing the kitchen and house, along with the
fittings nnd furnishings, were stored against
resurrection next year. Then another boat
will be undoubtedly hired, another canal
explored, and there will be no lUffiQulty
In collecting a party of guests, for the canal
boat enterprise promises to become the feat
ure of autumn hospitality, and one hears
already of clubs on foot for hiring, fitting
and floating them among people ambitious
to experience a new and profitable form of
PniLOSOPIIT FOR SMOKEIIS.
A Man Known by-His Cigars and tbo
Wy He Smokes Tuem.
Asa test otchnractertobaccolsuseful. A
man may be known by the cigars be keeps,
as well as by the way besniokes them, says
the Baltimore Bun. No man ot refined
tasto will smoke a bad cigar, Tbe philo
sophic smoker takes its. comfort in a lels
urely way amid proper surroundings and
Is aule'tfc shut 'hiinself out from the world
and all Its. petty annoyances as he follows
the curling wreath into: the dreamland of
Tbe man who allows his cigar to go out a
greatmanytlmes.and relights it Insuccrtslve
spasms ot fidgetiness may be usually set
down asanlncoberentcharacter.qulte prone
to get off his troltey-,"Boto speak, and cer
tainly lacking in tenacity of purpose. The
man who fumbles his cigar a good dcaland
manages to get tbe wrapper unraveled and
the fire all on one side maybe dismissed as
a nervpus person with a procuvlty for un
comfortableness. Men who chew their
cigars, leaving their teeth prints on them,
and do this for a long time before lighting
them, are quite likely to be stem, deter
mined men, full of grit and resolution. Gen.
Grant used to handle a cigar in that way and
Bismarck Is said to do likewise.
As an index of generosity or meanness of
soul the cigar is quite trustworthy. The
generous, man, if he smokes at all, is sure
to Indulge himself and his friends when
they call on him with a good cigar. The
man who, withabundant means tosmokethe
best, deliberately buys the worst cigars
and pretends to enjoy them, is capable of
almost any conceivable meanness. Per
contra, the man who can find solace and
refreshment from a cigar of good quality
or a pipe filled with ckolce tobacco and won
Is always ready to open his heart wide
and let his tongue wag the most merrily
when he takes his friend into tbe hos
pitalities of a mutual smoke talk Is pretty
sure to be one whose instincts and impulses
are In tbe main honest, genial and right.
PHYSICIANS WHO GET FEES.
Exliorbttnnt Charges Tbat Parisians
Have to Pay.
A well known Philadelphia lawyer, who
has Just returned from' abroad, tells the
Record a rather remarkable story of his ex
perience with a doctor in Paris:
"Over there," he remarked, "everything
tbe Canal Bont.
is done by contract a factswhich I dlscov
to my sorrow. My wife caught a severe
cold and was taken quite sick. I called
in a French physican wbo had been highly
recommended by the proprietor of the
hotel at which I was stopping, and he paid
five visits to my wife, after which she was
so much improved that his services were
no longer required. The next day I receiv
ed hU bill for 2,500 f., which is the equivalent
of $,"00. Thinking a mistake had been
made. I went to the office, where bo smil
ingly assured me that the bill was correct.
To my remonstrances he replied: 'But
I told him I wouldn't pay such an exor
bitant bill he Informed me that it would
then be Impossible for me to leave .France
In desperation I consulted a friend of mine
who resides in Paris andfound that tbefrog
eating doctor had me where tbe hair was
short, and in the end I bad to pay."
A New Woman.
"Be mine," he implored. "I am a new
woman," she answered, malignantly. "I
hate'allmen." And ac they were married.
TO SAY NOTHING OP A DUKE
AND A COUNT.
A Professional Beauty's Experi
ence in Yellowstone Park.
Her Eleven Trunks.
There is something fascinating about a
stage-coach, especially a yellow stage
coach, when it rattles up to the door, with
its four sleek, fat, well groomed horses,
prancing under tbe lash of the long whip,
which tbe driver throws down on the top
with tbat familiar thud, when the coach
steps. Six coaches stood out in front of the
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel to take the
bustling little crowd for their first stage
in tbe park. Elerjbody was ready, except
the young persoi. who made ita pointnever
to be on time. It was a way she bad of
drawing attention to herself.
There was much discussion as to the ar
rangement of places. All the young women
wanted to sit with tho drivers; all the old
women wanted back seats. The Profes
sional Beauty, a 6ociety woman from ,
whose pictures, published in the illustrated
Journals, bad made her famous, insisted
on sitting by three men at once. A bustling
mamma from the far West, with two very
big and homely daughters, had made it a
point with the manager tbat her cherubs
should not be exposed to the wiles of a little
Italian Count, an aniluble, harmless fel
low, on bis way around tbe world. He
bad already irnploycd the manager not to
put him In the same coacb with "dose
verra, verra ugly girls " Tbe Enthusiastic
Woman settled matters for herself by
climbing up to the box seat of one of the
stages, with the idea of driving the four in
hand, an accomplishment she said she bad
learned at Lenox. The amiable manager
of the Transportation Company acquitted
lnisc-lf of seating us In tbe most remarkable
way. But as luck would have it, and much
to tbe chagrin of mamma, tbeltalijn Count
and the youngest of her daughters occupied
tbe back seat of tbe second stage. One of
the foreigners, a Russian grandee, wanted
the top of his coach taken off. The manager
demurred The Russian prince in emphatic,
though broken English, insisted. Finally,
altera lengthy parley, a conference with tbe
principal and a monetary consideration
tbe top came off.
"1 swan," said one of the drivers, "ef
them furriners ain't the very devil fer
glttln' what they want. Talk about yer
Yankees they ain't in it with ono of
them Russian fellers."
The coaches in front of us had started off,
but we waited, our horses growing restive,
our driver grunibling-audibly at the delay.
There was sUll another passenger, the
Professional Beauty, who was pestering tht
long suffering manager about her eleven
"Impossible, Madam. There is no room."
"Well,'' mused tbe Practical Man, "if
every passenger should take eleven trunks
one hundred passengers, one thousand one
hundred trunks "
Tbo Manager cast a grateful look in the
direction of the Practical Man.
"I am not interested In what other
people carry," persisted the Professional
Beauty. "I must have my trunks. I need
"How about a wagon?" blandly Insisted
the Manager. "We fixed an Englishman
up that way last year. He bad thirteen
trunks and a valet." And then he added
to allay the air of apprehension spreading
over the Beauty's countenance. "It won't
"Pay extra!" exclaimed the Beauty with
indignation. "Pay extra? AS'hy, what ami
to pay extra for? Here is my ticket,"
"For Uie trunks to be sure," innocently
suggested the Practical Man.
"I will do nothing ot the kind," cried the
Beauty, thoroughly excited, "and I mast
have my trunks."
But even a Professional Beauty cannot
go on forever. The dispute was settled
eventually. How, nobody cared. We were
grateful to be off at last.
Hank, our driver, is not as interesting
from an ordinary point of view as some of
the Munchausens. He is not given to brag,
and whatever be says can be relied on.
"I don't lie," he says, "like the other fel
lows, 'cause I hate to see people make fools
of themselves, an" I believe it's agin tbe
int'rest of the Park." Hank, and, by the
drivers always affect the name of Hank,
Is by all odds the best looking man among
the Jehus. He dresses rather dudeishly,
and In his pink shirt, flowing black tie,
with gray sombrero pulled down over his
sturdy, honest face, burned tbe color of his
shirt by constant exposure, he is not an
uninteresting figure. For the ordinary wo
man he has no use whatever. When he does
lake a fancy and he is discriminating, I
am bound to say he is very painstaking and
tallanl. The Enthusiastic Woman asked his
permission to sit on tbe box.
"Don't make no difference to me, marm,
ef yer do oref yer don't," he growled, with
a chuckle, giving his necktie an extra twist.
She had made a complete conquestof him
before we had driven the first mile. When
we reached the White Swan Prairie so
called, I fancy, because there are no white
swans In the vicinity he-gracefully yieldt
up the lines Tbe ambitious mamma nudged
her cider dnrling significantly, the Beauty
pouted and the Practical Man said something
111 nalured, which made tbe two hundred
pounder giggle. The remainder of the com
pany looked with astonishment at the con
quered charioteer without voicing the mis
giving depicted In their faces. Butthrojgh
the Grand Canon and Golden Gate, with its
bridges built out from the perpendicular
sldesof the mountainand hung over acbasm,
Hank emphatically refused to allow his
charmer to drive.
"I tell ye," Bald he, determinedly, by
way of excuse, "a driii in' on them asphalts
ain't like glttln'round th,ese yere curves,
an' up an' down these grades; ye see if it is.
Why, last summer I bad one of them dude
drivers trom the East, who owns their own
coaches an' drives 'em for fun. He tried to
learn me my business thct V e been at for
nigh on ter thirty years, and, like a derned
fool, I gie bim bis way. When we got to
the Continental Divide, be squealed an'
handed the lines back to me. P'raps ye
think his hands wasn't sore. Gee"-whlzl"
The enthusiastic woman drove very well,
after all. We escaped at any rate to tell
the tale. Once sberanupthesideofa moun
tain, bringing down a showerpf stones nnd
dirt and nearly upsetting tbe coach- But
there was no harm clones ave to her vanity.
She dropped tbe reins in terror at sight of
a little coyote soon afterward. Time's, at
any rate, what mamma said she did.
I, myself, don't believe it. Jealous peo
ple are so spiteful. The only other narrow
escape I remember was when the ambitious
whip ran the leaders Into the coach in
front. They cay she did so in her efforts
to see a cavalry officer dashing past us.
.Another slander, I dare say. Hank, at all
events forgave that, '"because," as He re
marked, sehtentiously, "furriners an' sojeia
il what takes womin folks every time."
This weakness, I may say in naaelrg, can
be gratified In the park. At all the geysers.
the lake and the canon a re detachments'
soldiers picturesquely encamped .under
the trees. They are detailed to protect
It Pays Others
to look through our long line of
bargains in Parlor and Chamber
Furniture before purchasing. For '
this week we are making prices
very interesting for prospective
buyers, as the cuts will save you
from $15 to $50 on each suit
These goods are part of our new
Fall Stock new designs new
colors elegant finish moderate
in price. Such bargains never go
v abegging. Early comers have the
5-piece Frame Suite in
brocatelle. Vorth $37.50,
Large' Frame Suite, 5
pieces, in silk tapestry.
Worth $55.00, for $42.00.
3-piece Empire Suite.
Worth $65.00, for $39.00.
Large Turkish Suite,
in brocatelle. Worth
$150, for $98.
5-piece brocatelle Suite,
high tufted backs. Worth
$145, for $95.
Inlaid Suite, 3 pieces.
Worth $40.00, for $25.00.
5-piece Tapestry Suite,
upholstered backs. Worth
$90, for $65.00.
Mahogany Frame 4
piece Suite, in Silk Dam
ask. Worth $65, for $43.
5 - piece Iron Frame
a Turkish Suite, in 15
brocatelle. Worth $225,
5-piece Curved Back
Suite. Worth $125, for
These and -lots of others to show you. We are
also opening up our new stock of Carpets and mak
ing special prices to the early buyer.
w. hFhoeke, -$
Carpets, Furniture, and Draperies, g
Cor. Pa. Ave. and 8th St. 3
Uncle Barn's property from evil disposed
tourists. With a maliciousness amount
ing almost to a mania, the ordinary trav
eler backs his name on wood and stone, and
mutilates tbe formations in pure wanton
ness. These worthies are compelled, as
far as possible, to restore the damage they
have done, and then politely escorted out
of the park, with instructions never to
At Norrls's Larry stands In front ot bis
hospitable tents to give us greeting, his
honest face wreathed in Erniles. He shakes
hands with everyone, as they descend from
tbe coach, talking the' while In bis rich
brogue. Seemingly we are old friends.
Our reception is a regular ovation.
"Welcome to Norrls. It's glad to tee yez,
I am. Come right In. An' how are ye,
sor? How are ye? Take seats In the drawing-room.
Plenty of room, plenty ot room
for alL Sorry I have not got arm chairs
for yez. Te'r tired, marm, I see tbat!"
The enthusiastic woman was in fact pretty
well "done up" with her labor of driving
tbe four-inhand. "Here, Airs. Larry, Mrs.
Larry, show the lady our apartments. Mrs.
Larry will make ye comfortable." "Our
apartments" was a separate tent where a
brisk fire crackled in the camp stove, and
where the neatness and order of everything
betokened Mrs. Larry a notable house
wife. "Well, professor, are ye enjoyin' tbe
park? Ye won't see anythln finer than
the Norrls Basin," prattled Larry "without
giving himself a rest. "We've got a bran'
new geyser, an' tbe Black Growler is a
beauty nungry, doctor? Have patience
e've got 'em, I suprose lunch is most
ready. Is It tired ye are, miss? I thought
so. Ye're not used to stagln' 'praps. Well,
wbln ye come here on yer weddlu' trip
we'll give ye a palace car. Ye've picked
out the feller, I bet."
Tbe little Italian count says that the
Yellowstone is north tbe trip to America.
Admitting tbe soundness ot his Judgment
in this instance, permit me to supplement
II by saying that Larry is worth the trip
to the park. That lively bost ot the Nor
rls Basin has kissed the blarney stone;
the genuine article, too, and not the,
wretched fraud of the Chicago Exhibition.
Blender, but with firmly-knit frame, hehas
a quick, spry way with him, and is always
bustling about to some purpose. He dress
es with tbe neatness of a dancing master.
His starched collars, gorgeous ties, well
brusbed dark clothes and shining boots
are In striking contrast to the rough cos
tume affected here. The bit of swagger
to bis walk, tbe saucy perch of his little
black cap to one side, tbe droll twinkle
In his blue eyes, and the real cavalier's
twist to his small red mustache bring forci
bly to mind one of Kipling's rollicking
soldiers. It was this that prompted me to.
ask If he had ever been In the army.
"Been In the army, Islt? IndadeI bave,
thin. In her majesty's service. Good luck
"And whatever brought you here to the
"Well, It was this way-," he replied with
a twinkle In his eye. "Ye see the Ould
Lady got too fond of me, "air wanted to
send me 'East to fight them neathens, so
as I'd got promoted, sliure- But I wasn't
ambitious that way. I didB'twantto fight
Ihlm poor Heathens, even for the sake of the
promotion. An' sa.,as we bad this differ
ence ot opinion, rjuststowed myself away
In the bold of a vessel, an' here I am now,
as happy as ye please, with. Mrs. Larry
and the- little ones. An' sure- that's the
whole story But there' thc-Iuncb, an'
the people all starvln' to death. Walk
right In. ""Here ye are, Sir, at the bead at
Solid Oak French
Plate, 28x32. Worth
$35.00. for $15.
Large Oak 'Shaped
Plate Suit. Worth $45.00,
Handsome Birch Suite,
Worth $142, for $85.00.
Curly Birch Suite.
Worth $127, for $75. .
Large Oak 5-foot
Dresser. Worth $65, for
Large Oak Suite.
Worth $35, for $22.50.
Large Oak Raised
Panel Suite,French plate.
Worth $40. for $27.50.
Suite, French shaped
plate. Worth $35, for
Large Imitation Ma
hogany Suite. Worth
$25, for $ig.
Suite, French style.
Worth $50, for $39.
the table." he said to the Practical Man,
and in a moment we were all seated at the
long tables spread In the tent. Larry In
his element as he served the reaUy ex
cellent luncheon, Joked and talked Incessant
ly. Tho Professional Eeauty came In late,
of course, and a place had to be made for
her on the right of the Practical Man.
What would it avail, indeed, to have one's
picture published, n ot only in one but In t we
magazines, if one was content to sit Just
anywhere like the rest of mankind? Some
how the Beauty always made this felt
"Now, don't be bashf.il. Fall to. Shure
an apgetlte Is no disgrace. Beer for you.
Is It, sor?" inquired Larry of the only
duke in the party-by the great American
tuft-hunter, bow did I ever rnnlt mention
ing before this Important fact tbat we
have a live duke In our party "Beer far
the duke. We dukes all take beer."
His grace got very red in the face, pulled
his mustache, and dropped bis monotle as
he stared fiercely at Larry.
"Ahl bere' the cow," taking a pitcher
ot milk from the bands of bis assistant.
"Now the ben, 'if ye plaze. The professor
wants an egg."
The Russian who occupied the end seat,
wascrowded forrnora. "Takecare.ye'lfall
off from tho bench. Mr. , Mr, , what
did ye sav your name was?"
"Prince Shobol.iff" with ley politeness.
"Well, don't shovel off tho end of the
bench, that's all. Have some cake. No?
Oh, Just a lady's finger, now! We all know
yejike lady's fingers. Ye've no appetite,
miss. It's all ot thinkin of bun to be sure."
Andso Larry circulated among bis guests.
Jollying everybody and playing the bust In
an iulmitable manner.
The sun was on its downward course
and the shadows Lsd already twgun te
grow longer when we were finally oft.
We thought wo were at least, but at tbe
last moment tbe bustling mamma frojn
the far, far West discovered the low otbne
of her usly.drcklinEs. No denizen of the
barn yard ever displayed her concern
more vociferously, or with greater energy.
It put a stop to c erythlng else. Even the
Practical Man omitted his cynical com
ment and tho Professional Beauty for
once found herself distanced. As for Hank
he simply dropped his reins in despair.
After much cackling on tho part of
mamma and pious ejaculations on the
part of the masculine contingent I resist
tbe attempt of referring at length to the
Recording Angel and his Tear darling
was found with the little Italian In tbe
shade ot a pine tree, deeply engaged In
discussion. Metaphysics? Perhaps. Young
people are prone to discuss such subject,
you know. What mamma thought about
It I never cared to ascertain. And no one
I knew thought it worth while either.
I simply saw her pounce upon her off
spring, and for the rest of the way tbe
poor girl sulked on tho back seat with
sister, while the Professional Beauty oc
cupied tbe box with the Italian.
A National Pedigree.
It was a very hot day, aud when Mr.
Bunnlgan happened to meet his daughter
with her friend, he, wishing to do the polite
thing, invited them to have some Ice cream,
an invitation which was at once accepted.
When they nere seated at the table in
tbe Ice-creani parlor, Mr. Duunlgan.address
ing his daughter's friend, affably Inquired:
"An' phot kolnd will yez have, me dear?"
"I will take some orange Ice," she replied.
Mr.Bunnlgan'sbrow darkened, and, glar
ing at tho young lady malevolently, he
thundered, "Av yez do ye'U aider It yer
silt." Harper's Magazine.
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