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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SONDA,
rwETOTX rOB THE DISrATCn.1
and nis wile -were
'but ia spite of that
they were Tery happy.
'The source of all their
was their only child,
a little girl named
this little girl was her pretty face, beautiful
eyes and good temper seemed to impart
brightness to all hersurroundings. Nobody
had ever been in the presence of this charm
ing child without feeling the better for it in
some way. The unhappy she would fill
with new and brighter hopes lor the'tuture;
to the sick and ailing she would administer
a trust and confidence in a speedy recovery,
which made them always feel as if they
were getting better; and to the bad and low
her example of goodness, kindness and hon
esty was just like a beacon light that eemed
to show them the wrong of their ways and
lead them on to do better.
To have such a daughter it is not io be
wondered at that her father, Ben Bromley,
and her mother, Mrs. Bromley, were just as
fond of their child as they could be. All
their sorrows of poverty they lorgot while
she was around. Florence was their bourne
of constant happiness, and they always
called her the fountain of their good for
tune. But alas for these poor people, Florence,
the lountain of their good fortune, the joy
of their lives, suddenly died.
One dav. while she had been in the forest
hunting with some of her youug friends for
flowers, a snake came suddenly darting at
her from a hole in the ground, and before
the child was able to escape, the snake had
taken bold of her by the hand and given
her a severe bite. Florence, frightened
from the shock, fell to the ground in an un
conscious condition. The snake crawled
back into the hole under the ground, and
looked as if even it was sorry for what it
However, there was no help for it now.
Florence was dead. The deadly poison lrom
the snake had had its effect. The arm ot
the child soon began to swell to an enormous
size. All the children who had been with
her huntinc for flowers began to cry bitterly,
and there was not one who did not honestly
lament the death of their dear little friend.
AVhen they saw that she was really dead
tney ran home as fast as they could and told
of the dreadful thing which had happened
to beautiful little Florence. The awtul
news created the greatest sorrow and grief
throughont the entire village, and very soon
there was not a dry eye to be found any
where. The tears rolled so fast from the
people that the streets were covered with the
moisture,and when theanimalsof the village,
the dog", cats, hens, roosters, cows, horses
and calves heard about it, too, then the flow
of tears from their sadness inundated the
It would be useless to attempt a descrip
tion of the griet of Ben Bromley and his
wife. They were simply heartbroken, and
nothing in'the world could console them.
At last, however, some of the people be
gan to think that it was time to go into the
woods and bring the corpse of little Florence
"Who knows," said some of them very
wisely, "whether some wild beast might not
come and eat her up.'
So they all ran to the woods as fast as
their legs could carry them. The children
ran in the iront, however, because they
knew where Florence's body was to be
iound. But how astonished were they all
when they noticed the body surrounded by
The Escort of Birds.
i whole lot oi birds from the forest. The
little songsters were sitting around on trees
and shrubs, on bushes and branches, filling
the air with the most doleful songs of grief
"Just see how good Florence must have
been when even the little Birds cry because
she is dead," said the people.
Presently the whole army of feathered
mourners rose into the air and in the next
moment all were gone.
"Now let us make a stretcher," said one
of the men, "and let us carry the dead little
girl to her parents' home."
Soon a couple of strong branches from a
tree were tied together, and the stretcher was
finished. In the meantime the little chil
dren had gathered a lot of beautiful flowers.
They placed them on the stretcher, and thus
Florence was laid upon a bed of solid flowers
and carried into the village where her father
and mother lived. Bnt before the proces
sion reached its destination the birds, who
had sat around the corpse of little Florence
in the forest, could be seen again. There
was a whole legion of them, all following in
the wake of the procession. "When the men
reached Bromley's house thev put the
stretcher down. In the meanwhile the birds
had also arrived. Now all of them came
down, and behold! they carried a beautiful
crystal casket between them. All the people
were aghast with astonishment, but before
they were able to recover from their surprise
the birds had put down the casket, taken off
the lid, and now they took hold of Florence
and put her into it. A more wonderful sight
was never seen than that was. No one ever
tboughtthattheselittle birds would be strong
enough to lift up the body of Florence.
But these birds seemed to'be as strong as
lions for the moment. When the dead little
girl had been placed inside the crystal
casket, the birds covered the entire body,
except the face, with all kinds of beautiful
flowers. Then they lifted her up, casket
and all, and carried her outside of the vil
lage, where there was a hill. On the very
summit of this mount they put down the
casket, and then all but four white doves
flew away. The white doves seemed to re
main as watchmen, each one taking up a
position at a corner of the casket.
From day to day these doves remained at
their post and watched at the resting place
of dead little Florence. When the news of
her death became known all over the coun
try people come Irom iar and near to
worship at the crystal casket. One remark
able thing about it all was, that Florence's
face never changed. Her beauty never
waned, and the luster of her eyes never lost
It happened one day that the King was
told of the beautiful face in the crystal
casket, and, as he listened to the wonderful
story of Florence's death and her beauty, he
resolved to go and see her one day himself.
He took the Queen and his only son, the
Prince, along with him, and when they ar
rived at the top of the little mount and
looked into the casket their amazement
knew no bounds.
"Such a wonderful face I have never teen
in my life!" said the Queen.
"To be sure, such pretty faces are very
xare in this world," said the King.
"I don't think there ii another face in the
world so lovely as this one," said the Prince,
"and there is none that I could love so much
as this. If there is one thing that I will
wish above all others, I should like .to pos
sess this casket with the beautifnl face. I
would have it taken home and placed in a
marble hall, where I might gaze upon it
every day lor the rest of my life."
Thus said the Prince, and the King
quietly sent a servant to Ben Bromley and
asked him whether he might take the
crystal casket with him. Ben at first was
loath to part with it, bat of course he toon
was made to understand that it was not a
good thing to refuse the King anything. So
he consented. Then the King told his son
that he might take the crystal casket along
with him, and do with it as he wished.
The Prince was overjoyed at this, and he
made at once preparations for the trans
portation of the dead Florence. When the,
casket was carried away the four doves fol
lowed it, and when the Prince had it put in
the marble hall the doves again took up
their position at each corner ot the casket.
There they stayed and never moved.
The Prince camo into the marble ball every
day, and kneeling down In the front of the
casket he would pray that the beautiful Flor
ence might become alive again. But every day
he was disappointed. The Prince, however,
had a tutor, who instructed him In all the arts
and sciences of the world's knowledge. One
day this tntor noticed that his royal pnpil was
very melancholy, and so he asked him for the
causa of bis sorrow.
Ah, my dear master," replied the Prince.
"I lovo tho dead girl In the crystal casket, and
I shall never be happy again unless she comes
to life." ,
As the tutor was very fond of the Prince, he
said to him:
.."Let me go and see her once, perhaps she is
not dead at all."
The Prince immediately took his master Into
tha marble ball, and showed him the face of
"What did she die of ?" the wise man asked.
'Sho was bitten by a snakeP the Prince
What kind of snaker
That I do not know."
"Well, then, my Pnnce," the tutor said, "if
j ou can find out what kind of snake killed this
girl I will call her to life again."
When the Pnnce heard this he jumped for
joy and he almost hncged and kissed the wise
old tutor, lie at once set out to the village
where old Ben Bromley lived and there he
called all the children together who bad been
with Florence on tho day she was bitten by the
snake. He asked them all around whether
they could tell him where the place might be
found in the woods in which Florence had
fallen dead. They all told-him they knew and
The Crystal Casket.
soon they arrived at the spot. Now the Pnnce
began to hunt and dig for a hole, hoping be
would detect the place where the snake had
come from. To bis great satisfaction be at
last discovered a hole, and a big snake all colled
np was lying dead at the bottom of it. Bnt the
Prince would not have known this was the
snake he was looking for, but on her back he
read these words: "I killed the fair and beauti
The Prince then picked the snake up and
carried it to his father's castle. When the
wise tutor saw the animal be asked the Prince
to give it to him. He then cot a piece off the
extreme end of the snake's tail, and, boiling it,
he made a broth ot the snake. The tntor then
went into the marble hall and, lifting the lid
off the crystal casket, he poured the liquid into
Florences moutb. Mo sooner had it touched
her lips when the little girl's limbs began to
move. After awhile she began to breathe, and
at last she got up from the casket as fresh and
bright and beautifnl as ever she had been.
The Prince was deliebted beyond measure,
and he took Florence into his castle to present
the beautifnl maiden to his parents. They
were all very pleased to see her, and when Ben
Bromley and his wife heard that Florence was
alive again they nearly died with joy.
Mot many years afterward the- Prince mar
ried Florence, and on the wedding day there
were four bridemalds present, who were dressed
in milky white earments. No one knew who
they were, but the four white doves that had
watched at the crystal casket were never seen
THE ODDITIES OF GENIUS.
Amusing Anecdotes of the Founder of Na
tlonnl Geological Surrey.
Prof. F. V. Hayden was the founder of tha
system which developed into the Geological
Survey of the United States. He was a man of
great genius and a renowned scholar, bnt
erratic and peculiar.
It was not uncommon for strangers to follow
him several b'ocks, their attention arrested by
his bowed figure as he almost ran for a few
steps then suddenly stopped, with his gray
sharp eyes fixed on the pavement then ran
again as if a sudden thought had struck him;
then they would inquire "who can that poor
insane man bet"
While Prof. Hayden was exploring the land
of the Sioux Indians some years ago, he once,
in his enthusiastic passion for geological re
search, wandered away from bis party; he bad
loaded himself down with large specimens of
mineral, and while tramping slowfy along in
his absent-minded way the Indians captured
him. They whooped and yelled at their prize
at first, but upon seeing all the "rocks and
worthless stones"whlch the poor man was stag
gering under, and his composed, abstracted
manner, they decided that ho was
"afflicted with a foolish mind." They took
bim without protest on bis part, which
only confirmed their fears; and after a few
hours' cantlrlty the old scientist with "his
rocks" was led to the nearest point of civiliza
tion, and "turned loose" lest the Great Spirit
should punish them for any "harm done the
foolish or simnle-mlnded.
He was daring, fearless and reckless in dan
ger; a most distinguished scientific man, and
much beloved by the young men Df his survey.
His death during the past year was greatly
HAERT1NG A HOTHBE-KT-UW.
A Washington Sinn's Example Not Likely to
be Followed by Many.
St. Paul Globe.
A citizen of Washington recently, for some
not fully explained reason, married his mother-in-law.
Whether he wanted to be a social
hero or was merely subdued is not evident; but
the saddening seqnenco was that after the
festivities had given place to the realities of
wedded life, it was discovered that the mar
riage was void according to the statute more
than 100 years old.
What possible objection there could be to
marriage with a deceased wife's mother or any
other of ber relations is a conundrum to the
average mind. The danger that the example
would bucome contagious and leave the other
daughters without proper opportunities could
hardly be alarming.
ICE PEOM A COAL MINE.
Clearfield County People Who Don't Worry
Over tbe Icemnn'a mil.
In Bell township, Clearfield county, about 12
miles from Punxsutawney, is an abandoned
coal bank which forms a natural Icehouse. The
water which drips down through tbe crevices
of the rock In tbe early spring freezes into im
mense stalagmites and stalactites of Ice, which
do not melt until the summer is past. Persons
In tbe vicinity visit the place when they want
Ice. Tbe cave Is always as cold as tbe Interior
of a refrigerator. It is an elegant place for
HOW TO KEEP COOL.
Men Should be Dressed in 'Wool,
Serge, Sealskin and Straw,
A PERFECT SUMMER COSTUME.
The Greatest Amount of Comfort for the
EESULT OP A FLANNEL SHIBT EEFOEM
rwairnir ron thx dispatch.
Last year the American citizen made his
first effort toward shaking off the coils woven
by society foe his enslavement It took the
form of tbe flannel shirt. Monuments arc
yearly being raised to mark the heroism of
famous men. Let the next be erected to the
memory of tbe man who first wore a flannel
shirt downtown to his business. He deserves
this much at least at the hands of the per
spiring sex he has liberated. That his effort
was timely is shown by the number of men
who have followed his example. The flannel
shirt is to-day the most popular garment of
American summer wear, and next year will
see more worn than all other styles of shirts
combined. But not the only way that man
should show his new-born independence and
keep cool is by wearing a flannel shirt.
Equally important with the flannel shirt
is the underwear. The coolest and most
sensible underwear is made of wool. Tho
lighter tbe material the better. Angora or
Australian wool is the finest and most ex
pensive. The shirt shonld be reasonably
tight fitting and its sleeves should reach to
the wrists, so as to absorb all of tbe per
spiration from the upper olothed portion of
the body. A suit of woolen underwearcosts
from $3 to 56, and will last two seasons with
ordinary wear. It is a mistake to think
that thin clothing or silk is as cool as wool.
The latter materials do not absorb moisture,
and on a hot day they stick to the body al
most as uncomfortably as a linen laandried
The coolest socks are of lisle thread or
silk, aid cost from CO cents to 2 a pair.
BEST GOODS FOR SHIBTS.
"When it comes to the flannel Bhirt there is
a large list of styles that next year promises
to be almost endless to choose from. There
are flannel shirts and flannel shirts. Some
are cool and some are hot. Some coarse and
some fine. Some are costly and some are
cheap. Some are models ot tastefulness and
works of art and some are ugly to the point
of hideousness mere daubs turned out by
the dozen by pot-boilers pure and simple.
The coolest.flannel shirt is made oi An
gora, Glasgow or French twilled wool. It
is one inch longer around the neck than the
linen shirt. Its bosom is of single thickness.
It is opened in iront and is fastened with
plain pearl buttons. Gold and jeweled
studs should never be worn with a flannel
shirt. The popular pattern this year is
either in narrow Btripes or checks upon a
plain white or pink background. The
stripes which have the lead thus far are of
pink, blue, black, brown, and their beauty
is greatly enhanced by the use of silk
strand or thread. Sometimes the stripes in
the bosom are made to run crosswise over
the breast, but this style has not attained
marked popularity. Shirts of this sort cost
from 51 50 to 55 each, and shonld last two
seasons if they are properly washed.
There is only one way to wash a flannel
shirt to prevent uudne shrinking, and this
is the way: Lukewarm water, and no soap
should be ued. An ignorant, but indus
trious laundress can, by the use of boiling
water and soap, transform a flannel shirt
that is two sizes too large for its owner, into
a creased and wrinkled necktie in a half a
dozen washings. "With care a flannel shirt
should shrink very little, and none at all
after the second or third washing.
Some men who allow their vanitv to wart)
their judgment buy silk shirts. These are
made in many patterns and are undeniably
pretty. One of the neatest styles has black
stripes upon a white background. It is
heavy and twilled and shines with a luster
that no starch could give. It costs from 57
to $10, but it is not cool. Pongee silk shirts
are lighter and less attractive in appear
ance while they have the same defect. They
are hot and do not absorb the moisture.
Now that a man has chosen his underwear
and flannel shirt, he must select his neck
wear. The coolest and most appropriate tie
is made of light silk, blue or white in color,
and with white or blue figures. It should
be tied in a bow or sailor knot and the loose
ends should droop gracefully over the
SHALL TVE WEAB SUSPENDERS.
Here comes another 'point that the free
man must consider. Shall we wear sus
penders or not? That depends. Upon what?
Upon three things. First upon his size and
shape. If the man is stout, with a generous
cirth of waist, he should unhesitatingly
stick to his suspenders. If he is slender,
with a fair width of hips, he can go brace
less with impunity.
Second Does he intend to wear a waist
coat? If so, suspenders may or may not be
worn, depending upon the freeman's prefer
ence. If he discards his waistcoat he must
let his suspenders go to if he can.
Third Will he buy his trousers ready
made? Then let him bur a pair of susnend-
ers also. Suspenderless trousers must be
made to order. They must fit the hips snue
If suspenders are discarded a belt of nar
row silk should take their place. This may
be concealed by a broad belt of folded silk,
but this is so cooler than a waistcoat and
while it lends to the wearer the picturesque
appearance of a stage pirate between tbe
acts, a sensible freeman will discard it with
out a moment's hesitation.
""In the choice of coat, vest and trousers,
the freeman must decide whether he is to
order a seaside or a business suit If the
former he has many varieties to select from.
The coat should be a loose-fitting sack. He
should wear no waistcoat if possible and his
trousers should be loose-legged land flop at
the ankles on windy days. The material
may be of white or blue seiee or flannel.
The latter is preferable as it is thinner and
does not shrink.
It he wants a business suit he has still
greater latitude for his choice. The palm
for comfort must be given to the serge. The
color may be whatever the wearer desires,
though blue or' gray are the colors most
worn. The coat should bs loose and a -sack,
and the trousers should be cut a trifle closer
than those worn in the country. If he wears
a waistcoat it should be cut low and not fit
too tightly around his body. Snch a suit
costs irom 516 to 560, depending upon the
nerve of the tailor who makes it Madras
coats made in India and woven out of some
sort of seagrass are much worn, as well as
pongee silk coats. They are light and com
fortable, but not as "dressy" as the serge.
For middle-aged freemen who lack tbe
strength of mind to throw off all their chains
at once, suits of loosely-woven cheviot or
trousers of that material and black or gray
coats of mohair or alpaca are cool and suit
able. THE STYLE OF FOOT "WEAK.
Not the least important feature of the new
revolution is the approved style ot foot wear.
Heretofore men under the gouty age have
paid little attention to the material of which
their shoes are made, provided the fit was
all that could be asked. It is not so now.
Coolness has become a requite. The coolest
shoe of course is low cut with no leather
about tbe ankle. The hottest shoe is made
of patent leather. It is the handsomest but
by all means tb.e most uncomfortable. Next
in order comes tbe calf skin in all its va
rieties. The coolest leather is goat skin,
seal or kangaroo skin, and the coolest color
is russet These latter leathers contain little
oil, are porous, light and do not attract the
rays of the sun. Such shoes cost from 53 to
515 a pair ai the caprice and bank account
of the wearer may dictate.
Last bat not least is tbe selection of the
hat Never before have straw hats been so
popular as they are this season, and sever
bo hare they been so becomingly made..
The straight brimmed, wide-band straw hat
of this year will look well on any man of
ordinarily passable features. For years the
hatters have endeavored vainly to construct a
straw hat that wonld look at least as neat as
the ugliest felt hat they conld tnrn out Shapes
of all sorts have been put upon the market
and men of all ages and degrees of beauty have
fn-nanpri nnrtpr thfl affliction until tho chorUS Of
their lamentations has reached the designers'!
ears. The new and appropriate fashion comes
in the very nick of time, for of all materials for
beadwear straw is by all odds the lightest and
THE COOLEST HAT
Is made of Mackinaw straw and has a flexible
brim. Its dome Is loose woven and tbe breeze
plays through it freely. The stiff-brimmed nat
is tight woven and far less comfortable. Of all
straw hats the hottest is tbe Panama, These
range in price from $10 to S1U0 and are better
suited for the Arctic regions than tho streets
of New York. Tbe best qualities are woven so
tightly that they will bold water like a cup.
Derby hats of felt are made lighter and cooler
than ever before, but they are never as cool as
straw. For Ashing or country wear tho Indian
pith helmet hats may be found extremely ser
viceable. They protect the head from sun.
They answer at once for hat and umbrella, but
for men who spend most of their time In the
shade, they must yield the palm to the soft
Mackinaw. A stylish bat of this material cost
from $3 to $6, and is worth that amount of any
This ends the list N
If the patriotic sculptor ot the future desires
to secure a model for his statue of the flannel
shirt emancipator let bim select a stalwart
broad-chested young man and let him clothe
him as follows:
With a soft-brimmed Mackinaw straw hat
the color of ripe corn silk, a French twilled
flannel shirt with narrow stripes of blue silk, a
blue silk Windsor bowgathered nnder tbe cbln
In a graceful sailor knot, undergarments of
Australian wool, long sleeved and neatly fit
ting, socks of lisle thread, shoes of russet seal
skin, a wide coat of blue serge banging loosely
over a pair of suspenderless trousers caught at
the waist with a narrow Dolt of cohlte silk,
Tbe cost of tbe costume neatly designed by
any outfitter of moderate charges would be $50,
the effect would be harmonious and the monu
ment would be a credit alike to the sculptor
and tbe worthy revolution bis work commem
orates. Besjaktm Nobthkop.
PEOPLE WE READ ABOUT.
William Blacx Is 35 years old, slightly
built, with dark earnest eyes and a long brown
mustache. He dresses with faultless taste, and
nothing of the conventional literary man in his
manners and appearance. He 'is a charming
talker, but extremely modest about his suc
cesses. Lord LTrroif, whose literary reputation was
made by the poem ot "Lucile," resembles his
father in personal appearance, having the same
long face, sad-looking eyes, full, straight beard
and prominent nose. His present position as
Minister to France Is an enviable one, the Gov
ernment allowing bim a palace and 60,000
Miss Braddou, the popular English novel
ist is now 60 years old; she is rather talk her
features are plain, but she has a very intelli
gent expression; her hair is of golden red.
About 15 years ago she married ber publisher,
Mr. Maxwell, and her novels, of which she
writes three a year, add greatly to the income
of the publishing house.
Miss Isabella Bird, tbe enterprising,
dauntless little English woman, who has trav
eled in so many out-of-the-way countries of the
world by herself, and written fascinating ac
counts of ber adventures and observations, is
married to a bishop. The King of Slam has
awarded her tbe order of "Kapolani," in recog
nition of ber literary work.
Herman Melville, who more than 40
years ago charmed all lovers of the wild and
picturesque in writing, is still living in New
York, although he has not written anything for
SO years. His hair is now white as snow.but bis
eyes are still as bnsht as when he wrote "Ty
pee." "Omoo." "White Jacket," and other
romances of the South Sea.
Constance Cakkt, who was one of the
Richmond belles anring the war. and who
afterward married Burton N. Harrison,Private
Secretary to Jefferson Davis, has been very
successtnl as a writer of juvenile literature.
She has also taken a verv prominent Dart in
New York society, and has quite a reputation
as a manager ot private theatricals.
Mrs. Rosa Vertner Jeffret, the Ken
tucky poetess, is one of the most fascinating
women of the famous Blue Grass country. Her
home is in Lexington, the garden spot of the
State. Poetry has been for her the elegant
amusement of her leisure hours tbe few hours
which the cares ot a large family and tho duties
of society allow her to devote to literary pur
suits. Henrt Jakes, in one of his stories, tells us
that a mother permitted ber child to die of
diphtheria rather than have him grow up to
read his father's books; Was Mr. James tbe
father of this child ? If so, wo can readily un
derstand that even a mother's love would not
hesitate to decide ber child dying of diph
theria and being bored to death by his father's
Appletojt MOEOAir, founder. President'
and everything of the New York Shakespeare
Soclety.is very like Napoleon In size and figure,
and is fair, fat and 40. His borne is at New
town, Long Island. He is a lawyer by profes
sion, but, like Master Shallow in tbe play, he
had a very little love for it in tbe beginning,
ana it pleased heaven to lessen it on a better
Thoiias Batlet Aldrioh is an exquisite
in dress, if not an exquisite poet He wears a
daintily fitting sack coat an immaculate white
vesta light derby hat and twirls a slender,
dandy cane. His eyes are blue, his mustache
light brown and carefully waxed, and hisbair
closely cut He looks more like a well to do
club man or a successful Wall street broker
than a poet and editor of the Atlantic Monthly.
Swinburne is a poet of love, but he js not a
love of a poet Standing scarcely five feet in high
heel shoes, he has an immense head, covered
with' masses of wild, unkempt hair; his face is
pale, livid, almost ehastly; his month is smalL
almost girlish in its expression. He is fond of
the society of artists and men of letters, but
keeps clear of tbe scented crush of London so
ciety. In fact strange to say. he Is rather shy
'of women, specially of brainless, dancing girls
who fill tbe fashionable drawing rooms of the
The Chinese Minister recently called to pay
his respects to the Hon. W. Bourke Corkran,
at his borne in one of those mammoth New
York apartment honses, and, althongb this ex
cellency was attended by twe secretaries, the
stupid janitor mistook tha distinguished gen
tleman lor a common Chinese laundryman, and
invited tbe party into the kitchen, when the
mistake was discovered, it required all of the
mellifluous eloquence of fBonrke Corkran to
soothe tbe offended dignity of the high and
Julian Hawthorne Is one ot the hand
somest of American literary men. His faco
does not possess the grand, majestic power
that distinguished his father, but it is perhaps
a countenance that has creator attractions for
women. Over bis beautifully-shaped head fail
dark brown curls; his eyes are very fine, and
wonld brighten a less handsome face; be is tall,
graceful, manly in figure; an athlete in
strength, he pulls tbe longest oar, lifts the
heaviest dumb-bells, and is the best fencer at
the Authors' Club.
Donald G. Mitchell, who is perhaps bet
ter known by his nom-de-plume of Ik Marvel,
bas fine, clear-cut and decidedly aristocratic
features, reminding one of an antique cameo;.
he dresses In a somewhat picturesque style
peculiar to himself, is fond of cay colors, and
looks like a literary man. He has gathered at
bis home at Edgewood, some choice pictures
and beautiful things from many lands. He
has a large,famlly, for bis reveries have been
in terup ted by-ten children, and their mother
Is just the gentle, loving lady that belongs to
an author's home.
Tenntson is reported o be sensitive to as
saults upon his literary fame. He said once,
"I am like a traveler in a lonely desert when
suddenly there appears on the horizon a fig
ure which shoots an 'arrow which reaches me,
enters the flesh and rankles there, and although
tbe wound is small, 'tis a smart I cannot for
get' " Tennyson received SOO from "Macmil
lan's Magazine" for two verses called "Wages;"
for another trifle be received the same amount.
Neither ot these" poems would have attracted
any attention If they bad been published with
out the name of Ijfanyton.
The Prince of Wales is short stout and bald.
He is a very friendly and sociable man, and
enjoys a holiday like a jolly school boy. He
will be known in history as the "good-natured
Prince." The story goes that once the Prince
called unon Tennvson at his home on tha Isla
of Wight, and was denied admittance, tho poet 4
." m"m o.tict uruers to a is servauts to
admit no strangers into the house, and they did
not recognize the future King of England in
the portly gentleman wearing a very neglige
morning suit. The Prince retired good
humoredly from the door of the churlish poet.
Edmund Gosse, when he visited the United
States a few years since, was generously feted
by tne Anglomanlacs of this country. He was
regarded as a critic whose word was law on all
literary subjects. When he was made Pro
fessor of English literature at Cambridge bis
American admirers were ready to listen wltb
bated breath to anything which fell from his
lips. The English estimate of Mr. Gosse seems
to differ very widely from that of our Anglo
maniacs, He is already on bis defense against
the charge of being a literary and critical ad
venturer, who has worked his way into noto
riety by a system of mutual puffery la which
ha Is an active partner.
Facts About the London Lady Guide
Association Which Provides
FAIR MEHT0RS FOR STRANGERS,
Who Will Sake Traveling a Pleasure and a
Profit for Ladies.
A BOON FOE LONELY OLD BACHEL0ES
rcoiuutsroxDxxcx or the dispatch.;
Loitdon, July 22.
extension at all of
the area of female
employment will be
hailed by all right-
minded people as a
work deserving of
, patronage and en
couragement Among the numerous
schemes thathaw recent
ly been started is one
which, while it em
braces a wide field of
lay claim to no small
degree of originality. I
allude to the "Lady
which has been estab
lished in London, and
which is shortly to be ex
tended to Paris.
The object is to provide well-educated
gentlewomen to act as guides for strangers
in sight-seeing, shopping, excursions and
other like offices, where an "extensive and
peculiar knowledge" of the town and coun
try is as necessary as that which Mr. "Weller
displayed of the citv of London, when he
led Mr. Pickwick straight to the only table
with convenient legs in the tavern im
mediately round the nearest corner.
The working of the system will be best
exemplified by stating that the association
yas tagen temporary rooms at 1Z1 Pall Mall,
Going a Shopping.
and that, by sending a telegram to this ad
dress from any country in the world, you
can be absolutely certain when you reach
the English capital that you will find your
apartments ready, someone waiting lor you,
carefully attendant upon your slightest
wish and brimful ot information upon any
and all subjects about which you might re
quire to be enlightened.
EVEBT WISH SUPPLIED.
You can hire its guides by the day, week
or month, and you can even take them over
on the Continent with you. They perform
every possible duty that one can ask, and
will not only engage rooms at the hotel for
you, but will, if you wish, rent you a house
or an apartment aud furnish it complete
with artistic taste.
If you choose, the lady guide will travel
with you everywhere, looking after your
lnggage, telegraphing ahead for your apart
ments and 'undertaking to see that vou miss
no point of interest as you go. She" will get
you permission to see all sorts of places
which, without her influence, you will not
be allowed to approach.
You can assign children to her care, and
she will personally conduct them to their
destination if it be anywhere between
Land's End and John O'flroat's, or even
over upon the Continent, and install them
safely in a French pensionnat or a German
conservatory of music, as the case may be.
The charge for all these services is, for the
first class certificated lady-guide three shil
lings an hour, or about 75 cents that is if
you only engage her by the hour. If you
take up two hours, vour rates instantly h
gtn to decrease, and that costs you but four
shillings, with another shilling for every
additional hour after. If she is hired by
the day she costs you 8 shillings and six-
fisuue, nuuiueweeK comes to X.Z 03, or a
ittle more than $11. You can have her by
the month for 8 8s. or Si2.
I may here state that there are upward of
?AO Indian !.. A .- II. . 1 , ..
vv .. .ciatc.cu uu ui D00KS or tne as
sociation to serve as guides, so that no
opening for outsiders exists at present. Of
these, 30 ladies have passed the examina
tions that entitle them to act as first-class
certificated guides. About 40 belong either
to the second or to the third class of certifi
cated members, equally ladies if not quite
so au fait in history aud science.
But- the services I have incidentally al
luded to are only a little of the multitudi
nous ways in which a lady guide may ren
der herself useful. Take, for 'instance, shop
ping. To woman there is a lurid fascina
tion in shopping that no man's imagination
can comprehend. Take the concentrated
essence of enjoyment a man gets out ot
smoking, baseball, poker and church socials,
and you don't begin to size up the unction
oi a healthy young American wife turned
InnsA An ClTfnrri e(r..r T?A.. .. . ft.-
. ..., .wgtufc Direct, -Tottenham
Court Eoad and Piccadilly with a $50
note in her pocket To pursue this delight
ful occupation for a short and blissful period
is the heart's desire of a yearly increasing
number of American ladies, thousands of
whom are abje to gratify their propensity
for disposing of large sums of monev in the
vawuua maris oi ixraaon and Jf aris.
Now. a great deal of energy is wasted by
ladies in their desire to do the best, the very
best, for their money. For instance, ia
London they rush about from store to stdre,
spendinga lot Jor cab hire, and after an ex
hausting and fruitless day they return to
their homes or hotels empty handed of
purchases; thus enttailing another course
over tbe same track on the morrow. Here
the lady guide steps in, and the saving of
time and money through knowing exactlv
the right omnibus, the right train, the cor
rect cab fare, the difference of price in shop
ping Bond street. Vyestbourne Grove, or
the city, is soon made evident I may add
in this connection that the guides have reg
ular allowances, and are forbidden to accept
commissions, or extra fees, under penalty of
A BOOM FOR BACHELORS.
A special department for needlework,
headed by a lady who for 14 years worked
for Princess Louise, opens ont new pros
pects over fields of labor as yet unexplored.
Bachelors living in boarding houses or in
college find great difficulty in getting their
linen repaired. The work is well adapted
to tbe skilled fingers of gentlewomen, many
of whom are only too glad to make an
honest livelihood by administering those
stitches in time which avert catastrophe.
Not only unmarried men but many ladies
would be glad to know of a place, where
lace, table linen, and children's clothes
could be carefully mended, and, in the'Iatter
cue, lengthened or evea neenitructed. The
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idea is a practical one, uniting the balm of
consolation to bachelors, who have vainly
struggled with buttons and socks, with the
hope of renumeratiae occupation for poor
gentlewomen. Those are the most success
ful philanthropists who dovetail the needs
of one section of the community into the
capacities of another.
The associations also advise noon dress
and etiquette. Some of the lady guides
make it their business to act as superin
tendents of weddings. A member is de
tailed to the house of tbe bride prospective
some little time before theceremony. She
selects the trousseau, advises what is latest
and finest in underwear, buys the material,
designs and makes or watches over the
making of the gowns. She is au fait in
stockings, boots, gloves, laces and handker
chiefs. She sees to the millinery and the
jackets and wraps. Sh"e gowns the bride's
mother aud the younger sisters, if any. She
Caring or the Little Ones.
dictates to the bridemalds and is the fairy
godmother who thinks of everything and
lets the engaged couple enjoy themselves
with unanxious mind.
AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION BLENDED
Besides lady guides well up in their own
"pure well of'English undefiled," the asso
ciation has secured the services of those who
are able to conversewith fluency in different
languages. What splendid opportunities in
an educational point ot view are here offered,
where parents desire that their children shonld
be combining conversation lessons with sight
seeing! The museums, churches, zoological
gardens, the monuments and statues, nay, the
very streets and bouses In towns like London
and Paris are replete with instructions for the
yonng; and the ldiosncracies of the rising gen
eration might be more rapidly developed by
cointaittlnn bovs and trlrls sav on holiday or
Saturday afternoons to intelligent lady guides
well up in bistory or science or art. whose ob
ject would be to teach tbe "yonng Idea bow to
shoot" in a way far more effectual than that
which now obtains in any classroom.
Pleasant excursions In tho suburbs of the
capital, which would have nothing In common
with the ordinary routine ol tourists' agencies,
might vary tbe theme: they would extend over
unbeaten paths, such as are known only to the
artist, the blstonan or the poet, and through
country places full of tbe loveliest scenery to
be found in districts bordering on tbe Immedi
ate outskirts of those great cities. They might
include old chateaux, abbey churches, antique
priories, dismantled to vers, ruined monas
teries, megallthlc remains, historic houses.
Roman wats and walls and bridges, strange
and romantic sights, the tabled haunts of the
goblin and the fairy. -
I feel confident that ere long tbe institution
of lady guides will spread all over Europe, aud
that the association will have to open branch
agencies in almost every capital. The field Is
new, and it is entirely free from competition
with men, a treat advantage, for the competi
tion of the weak with the strong must always
end in the weak being worsted.
Saba Tzbesa Haix.
AN INDIGNANT PASSENGER
Objects to SharlngIlU Sleeping; Car Section
With a Stranger.
Chicago Herald. 2
"I see some queer things while knocking
around tbe country," said a traveling man yes
terday, "and one of the funniest circumstances
that I can recall happened last Friday night
I was running uphe Milwaukee road a few hun
dred miles, and when I left Sioux City my only
fellow passengers were an old man and his
wife, who occupied the lower section across
from me. They had their berth made np early
and soon retired. I guess it was the first time
they had ever traveled in a sleeper by the way
they acted, for they were pretty awkward
about undressing, aud I beard tbe old lady
lecture ber husband for not getting a larger
room. Alter mucn mutual grumDiingaii was
quiet and then came a deep snore accompanied,
by one a trifle more subdued. It was evident'
the old people were asleep. At Manila Junc
tion a large party camo lnand taxed the sleeper
to its full extent. -,
"The porterbad to remove the bageage of the
couple, which was stowed above them, and as
signed the birth to a little inoffensive citizen
weischinc about 120 pounds. He removed hta
shoes and was climbing Into the bunk when tbe
old lady woke np and began screaming. This
aroused her husband and he yelled for the
porter, who came running now the aisle. 'Say,
there's a man just come into onr room,' tbe
old gentleman gasped out The porter tried to
explain that be would not annoy them.and had
a tight to be there. But neither wonld believe
this, and the old man declared tbe porter bad
let him in to rob them. He was also indignant
to think anyone should be allowed to sleep In
tbe same compartment with his wife, and
finally he and tbe old lady got up and dressed,
and insisted on tho porter removing the bed
ding ' from ''their berth, so they could use the
"1 peeped through the curtains and saw both
sitting there nodding, bnt every few mlnntes
they would suddenly remember and sit bolt
upright 1 pitied the poor, deluded couple, and
rpallv thn RittiAtion ffM nnt larlMnr. In nirhni
for they were thoroughly in earnest, when i
got off the train early next morning they were
still sitting there, but both were sound asleep,
tbe old gentleman with his arm aronnd his
wite's waist and her head pillowed on his
HIS WIFE NOT SATISFIED.
A Story Told by Lincoln by Way of Illnstra-
August Wide Awakejl
President Lincoln had been during our most
stormy weather to visit the camps of the Gen
erals in Virginia, and-tiken a violent cold,
Mrs. Lincoln war In dlspair, end one day said
to Secretary Stanton, "I do wish you wonld
lock Mr. Lincoln out of the rooms for a weekl
He is ill enough to be in bed now, a,nd suffers
agonies with his arm from acute rheumatism.
I don't know what to dot He goes out and
keeps at work every moment"
Mr. Lincoln waved bis long arm at the Secre
tary, saying, "Well, Stanton, there ought to
be one comfort for my poor wife, anyhow the
same that the poor man Jefferson had, wbose
ouly son died. Did you ever hear tbe story?
''His friends, family, neighbors, and church
lamented, extolled and grieved over the loss, at
the funeral, when Jefferson himself arose and
said. 'My dear friends: We have the blessed
consolation of knowing that everything was
done that conld be done. He was bled no less
than 24 times in 24 hours 1 But be had no
strength and bad to die V
"Now, I've been wrapped in no less than 24
pieces of red flannel and liniment since yester
day, and still my wife isn't satisfied."
Somo Diplomatic Correspondence.
Clerk of Committee on Foreign Affairs
"What is it, Peterson?
Page A message from his Boyal High
ness, the King of the Hawaiian Islands,
sir, referred to you by tbe President
Clerk of Committee Bead it aloud; I'm
Page (reading) Honored Sir: "Will you
kindly loan me 5 till day after to-morrow?
Co fvW illSJP"
BY A CLERGYMAN.
iwnrmcs ron thx dispatch. 3
That Christianity has gained wonderfully
in numbers, wealth and influence is unde
niable. Pessimism itself concedes so muck
but is bothered by the question as o
whether the ontward gain has not been
made at cost of an inward loss. Those who
look on the dark side are never tired of say
ing we should judge by quality not quan
tity. They ask (in a tone which implies
that the answer must confirm their view),
"Whether religion to-day has not lost in
grace and grip more than it has gained in
conquest and aggrandisement?
"Well, this is a question of fact, and must be
settled by an appeal to facts. Test it by an
examination of the average religious condi
tion at two or three great periods of the past.
The apostolic age was one of great earnestness
and religions power. Yet in that age "St. Panl
rebukes the church in Corinth (one of the
most prominent and famous In the ancient
world) for offenses which are now committed
only in pot houses. It seems that the brethren
turned the holy commnnion Into an occasion'
lor gluttony and drunkenness: "One is hungry,
and another is drunken." says the great apostle,
and be adds: "What I ha7e ye not houses to
eat and drink In T or despise ye the Chnrch of
God?" The most frantic pessimist wonld not
venture to address such words to any church
now the occasion bas lone; sinco ceased.
The Puritan colony of Marsachnsetts in 1G30
is often cited as a model community. Cer
talnly..it was profoundly rellsious and after the
best type of that day. Yet it was so far from
acceptins, or even conceiving, ot truths which
are axiomatic in our times, that its most hon
ored and influential pastor, John Cotton, wrote
this sentence, to which the whole world said
amen: "It was toleration that made the world
anti Christian, and the Church never took
barm by the punishment of hentlcs." Under
this dictum the ears of refractory Quakers
were clipped: and Roger Williams, a hero of
faith born 200 years too soon, was driven igno
mluiously out of Massachusetts because be set
bis ideas of democracy and toleration on two
feet and bade them runabout the streets of
Boston. Roger Williams himself was behind
rather than ahead of his generation on some
He refused, for instance, to unite with the
church in Boston "because its members wonld
not make public declaration of their repent
ance for having commenced with the Church
ot Enzland before emigration." It was then a
mooted question as to whether women were
commanded to appear at chnrcb veiled. Singu
larly enough Williams, the radical, said yes,
and the conservative Cotton said no. The his
toric opponents for once changed places: and
Cotton handled the subject so convincingly one
Sunday morning that the ladies cqsne to church
in the afternoon unveiled.
Coming down to a day within the memory of
people yet living; we and a state-of things la
mentable enougb; little or no interest in mis
sions, nome or foreign; bitter rivalry and jel
onsles between tbe denominations: no commu
nity of Christian feeling; an adhesion to creeds
at the exgense of practical piety, with narrow
ness and bigotry rampant
No; a knowledge of the past is the best anti
dote for comolaint of the present. There is
enongh now that is perplexing: not because
former times were so millennial, but because
the progress has been and is so slow.
But bad as to-day Is, yesterday was worse.
i e hub gained enougn. not for satisfaction,
but for encouragement On the gronnd of
what bas been done the cbnrches may well be
inspired to greater effort Let tho watch words
be hope and zeaL
Grading; Sunday Schools.
One of the most encouraging features of
chnrch work at present is the Sunday school,
with Its millions of scholars ana tens of thou
sands of teachers. This agency has replaced,
and splendidly replaced, the old time formal
pastoral visits and catechetical instruction
occasions when the family in starch and buck
ram sat in state while the dominie, also in
starch and buckram, ever so often endnred on
their side and inflicted on his side a stilted ex
amination concerning points of theology which
speedily carried all parties into deep water.
But the Sunday school is yt far from perfect
A chief difficulty with it lies in the indifferent
fitness of the teachers. These, for tbe most
part, are constrained. They nndertake their
work, not from love of it, still less f.-om apti
tude, but in response to nrgent appeals. They
make little or no preparation for teaching are
noticeably absent from teachers' meetings, and
saunter into the school on Sunday with an air
of ennui, which says as plainly as though It
were spoken: "I am here out of a sense of duty.
Let us hurry and get through and away."
What wonld be thought of a writer who
brought to his task no special knowledge of a
preacher who made no preparation for the
duties of the sacred desk? Fewer teachers bnt
abler ones; larger classes, taught by amply
cijuiijcu lusuuviu, nuum ue a step in tne
right direction. The Sunday school ought to
be graded like a pnblic school, and its officers,
from the superintendent to the librarian,
shonld be selected and placed on the gronnd
of fitness. The methods so successful in secu
lar education might wisely be adopted in tbe
Sunday school and must be before tbe best
results caq be reached. Let it be understood
that that is no place for scholars that yawn and
tcauuera uiai gape.
The two supreme objects of a Snnday school
are: tbe Instruction, and through this, the in
gathering into the church of. the younr.
Everything, from openine to close, shnnlrl mn-
duce to these ends. The teaching, especially, J
ouuuau uc uui. uTot az&iusi, iuese ODjects: the
language plain, pithy, energetic, electric, and
the spirit charged with love and solicitude.
Away with the gospel of hum-drum. Wake
tin Rip Van Winkle. Avoid tediousness.
Make the session brief. Don't forget time in
the contemplation of eternity. The1 Snnday
school of to-day. in order to be as good as the
Snnday school of yesterday, must be a great
deal better must be what it should be with its
present advantages and opportunities.
Tbo Factor ol Modern Life.
Some one points out tbe fact that thoueht is
not the supreme factor in modern life. News
Is this factor. Sensation has taken the place
of thinking. Germany, "the land of thought,"
furnishes interesting illustrations. Say what
you will of the great universities and the mag
nificent libraries, they are, after all, for tbe
few. Tbe dally press is tbe dally food of tbe
nation. Now Mackenzie is the sensation; then
an empress; then Bismarck; Geffken comes to
the front, disappears in prison, and Morner is
tbe theme; tbe English Ambassador is lost
sight ot when the tragedy of Crown Prince
Rudolf and Baroness Vetsera furnish an In
teresting and exciting sensation: then King
Milan leaves his throne and becomes the hero
of the press for a week. Then the Interest
centers around the divorced Queen, and the
papers wonder whether she will now return to
Servla and influence her son and national af
fairs in favor of Russia. In thev Intervals, the
pause, or between tbe acts, Bonlanger poses, or
tho French Ministry dances before the public,
orParnell and Irish affairs are excitedly dis
cussed. Prospects of war are also made inter
esting episoaes. Crime and fraud and filth are
the pepper and salt and mustard always ready
for proper seasoning. Is that thoneht? Is that
intellectual culture? Is that solid dally food?
Thoughts for the Sabbnlb.
The substance of duty Is: Admit, submit,
commit, transmit. Canon Wilberjorce.
In creation God shows us His hand; but In
redemption God shows us His heart. Adolphe
Alwats hold fast to love. We win by ten
derness, and conquer by forgiveness. P. W.
The serene, silent beauty of a good life Is
the most powerful influence In the next world,
next to tho might of God. Pascal.
MANY Indeed think ot being happy with God
in heaven; but the being happy In God on earth
never enters meir tnougnt. Jonn Wesley.
Do to-day's duty, fight to-day's temptation,
and do not weaken and distract yourself by
looking forward to things which you cannot
see, and conld not understand if you saw them.
"Br their fruits ye shall know them." is the
text which our Lord asked to have applied to
himself. When John was in prison and won
dered whether Jesus was tbe Messiah, no
direct answer was given. The .messengers
wero kept near to Jesus for a time and then
sent home with the command to tell what they
had seen, from which John was to answer his
own question. The best evidence of Chris
tianity is what it does for humanity. Amors
A QKr.it an anatomist has dissected many a
human body, and declares that ho has never
found the souL Astonishing! If there is a
soul he surely would have discovered it Did
he And any life in the dead body? No. Of
course ;tb en there was none before the body
died. Sid he find any mind, any thonght any
affection? No. Therefore there are no mind,
no thonght, no affection. The following reply
has been given to tbe anatomist A eat l&taned
with admiration to the song ot a nightingale.
Ambitious to learn the secret ot such charms
and to acquire, them himself, he eaugbt tbe
aweet singer, tore it to pieces and found to his
astonishment no mono.-r. B, W. Bhukenbtrg.
i - ' .
THE FIRESIDE SPHIIYX
k Collectioii of Enipatical Its fop
Address communications for this department
t o E. R. Chadbouict. Lewistan, Maine.
682 LINES YOU KNXTW.
Z,u si.-stirra o
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Shaeon, Pa. Evangeline.
Upon a dial Is a pin.
Which is the all;
.And "title" Is a veil quite thin
Also "to cill."
Yet the complete bas grown to mean
A certain grace,
A finish and a charm, I ween.
In form and face.
A mean fellow first is reckoned.
And whole is called a barbarous second;
Yet first may mean to hunt or chase.
And second an Italian race.
685 the magic pastube.
A farmer had 2S6 sheep and a square pasture,
which was divided Into 16 square fields of equal
size. As the grazinir was very uneven in the
different pastures, the farmer distributed the
sheep so as to put the greatest number In the
best fields and tbe least number in the poorest
fields. He put an odd number of sneep in each
field, and then found that the total number of
sheep in every four adjacent fields was 64- This
was true from east to west from north to south
and diagonally; also for any four fields which
together formed a square. The total number
of sheep in the four comer fields was also 64,
How did the farmer distribute tbe sheep?
J. H. Fezaxdie.
686 NUMERICAL ENIGMA.
A barrister tolls at a wearying task
That Is growing a ponderous burden;
Before bim are lyng tbe papers to ask
The State for a criminal's pardon;
But the problem that wearies that barrister!
Is the failure to 12 3 4
How the help of a missing witness to find.
And to gam his untoward 2 3 4.
He seems hidden as if spirited away .
To 12345 of 2345 6; '
And 'tis thns that our attorney grows wrinkled,
In considering how to get out of the fix.
But no 3 4 5 has been ablo to show
Tbe locus of his concealment
So the barrister, grievously harassed to know.
How to compass this crowning achievement-,
At bis own 12 3
4 5 6, as we see.
Is consuming bis being with thought;
Just as you may each do,
And most nrouerly. too.
Until this enigma is wrought
A right adjustment of my whole
Might span the earth from pole to pole.
Curtail me once, and for your trouble
Tbe gain will be exactly double.
Beheading now. and then retailing,
A tempter, invisible assailing
Lurks in tbe path of many a youth
To lure bim from tbe way of truth.
Again curtail, and not in vain
Once more you realize a gala.
My head, my heart, my tail, now choose,
No fop can this luxury refuse;
In head and heart, and last but one,
A metal shines. My riddle's done.
A. P. F.USEB.
688 DOUBLE RECTANGLE.
L A receptacle. 2. An interdiction. S. To
obstruct 4. A covering for the head. 6. A
prefix, ft. A vehicle. 7. Sick. 8. A wagon.
9. A quadruped. 10. Humor. It The sun.
12. Sott hair. 13. Relations. 14. A carriage.
15. A negative prefix. IS. A vehicle.
1. Duration of life. 2. Replete phonetic. 3. A
catcbinglnstrnment 4. Frozen water. 5. A male
sheep. 6. Not empty phonetic. 7. Indisposed.
&. Foremost division. 9. Part of the face. 10.
Not at home. It A citizen. 12. A single point
onacaro. ia. Apost-nx. it xracKorawheel.
15. A Turkish Governor. 18. A period of time.
Join with the letters forming the name of a
great American. 1. Necessaries of a traveler.
2. Poisonous. 3. A title. 4. A whim. 5. A
transposition of letters, ft. Cautious. 7. Hos
tile feeling. 8. A traveling procession. 9. A
flower. 10. Lacking. 11. To canvass. 12. An
oven. , IS. A monarchy. 14. Track of wheels.
15. Not to comply with orders. 18. Slaughterer.
Salex, O. J. Bosch.
By Improper affections for what proper con
nection Are onr souls put in danger of final rejection?
X. T. Uhzs.
Four Roman numbers placed aright
Will show what every one shonld be
Who tries to keep his features bright
In trouble or adversity.
THREE PEIZES FOR AUGUST.
For each of tbe best three lots of answers to
tbe puzzles published durinc August a fine
prize one well worth striving for will be pre
sented. The solutions must be forwarded each
week, and full credit will be elven each com
petitor at the close of tbe month.
674 Iodide of potassium (Io died of potas
sium.) 675 Supernatant
676 He carried: I, the strawberries to tha
stepping stone: 2. tbe eggs to the landingClace:
3, the strawberries to tbe landing place; 4. the
tomatoes to tbe stepping stone: 5. the strawber-..
ries to tbe wagon; 8. tbe eggs to the stepping
stone; 7, tbe strawberries to tbe steppingstone;
8, tbe potatoes to the landing place: 9, the
strawberries to the landing place; 10. the eggs
to the wagon; II, the strawberries to the wagon;
12, the tomatoes to the landing place; 13, the .
strawberries to the stepping stone: 14, the eggs
to the landing place; 15. the strawberries to the.
677 Thanks-si vine
B E N E M E D
S E T E E
680 The alphabet
A Postal Clerk's Advice.
"People persist in writing In haste on their .
letters," said a postal clerk yesterday, "as it it
did any good. The best way to write the
words is with a 10-cent special delivery stamp. ,
A Trasedy of tbe Air.
Electrio Light Lineman (MnTnUtTelyV-. J
knowed I'd get shock aomeUae, aa.' oir l f
It' casae 1 iVsfc
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