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iTHIURSDAY, APRIL 20,982 O .X O 1
.~ WV,1 .~a~aj u wa
Ovier anold sow ts sotived at
Liilngj Texs, lansit wek ) favor et the
T ~R4dat. The costA were $54.80.
lliam Smith, of North Carolina
d his t~bitcco crop in Lynchburg,
7694 hundred dollars worth of snuft
ws old by a Outhbert, da., house the
Atlanta and Chicago parties have or
ganized a fertilizer company, the manu
factory to be situated at Nashville.
A sbark was caught near Tatmpa, Fla.,
he other day, -weighing 700 pounds.
It had, when caught, seven rows of
Col. Pratt, of the Palatka, Florida,
Herald, says that alligator oil beats lard
Sa)lhollow, and that alligator steaks beat
the frogs of Paris.
There are over half a million acres of
land in Fulton county, Ga, the county
in which Atlanta is situated, valued at
only eight cente an acre.
Atlanta Constitution: Fifty persons
left-~ Rome for Utah on Wednesday
morning. They were mostly snuff dip.
pirgvwnmn who had beccme Mormon
Columbia, Ala., has made'more im
provements in the past twenty-four
mo9t a than she has made in twenty
fouk years before.
A fire in Mobile last week destroyed
the entomological collection of F. Elshes
It was the result of fourteen years' labor
and contained 8,000 specimens,
Mr. Richard Outlaw, residing near
Hartselle, Ala., is ninety-nine years old, I
and expects to make his five bales o 1
cotton this year.
*A young Frenchman, of Hamilton
Ga., spends his spare time catching but
terfies, which lhe sells to parties in New
York, Philadelphia and Boston at five
cents a piece.
Lnychburg Advance: The gold boom
is starting all over Virginia. Gold bear
ing guartz is being developed in several
counties, said to be as rich as any found
in the Rooky Mountains.
There is a young student a t the Uni-.
versity of Georgia who eats the hind
legs of every rat he can find. Ho also
diets on those large size tad-poles, stewed
like oysters. He _says that both make
The latest .form of cruelty is that
adopted by a negro of Whitesville, Ga.
His mule was levied upon by'his creditors
whereupon he ceased to feed it. The
animal died promptly, and the negro i
Caldwell, Texas, Register: A widowv
-lady living on Dry creek lost a calf dur
ing the last storm. After search it was
found back of H. N. Smith's plantation
lodged. in the fork of a tree, supposed to
have 'blown there.
-A man, Jake Brooks by name, living
near Argus, Crenshaw county, A la.
*some months ago made two hand wagons,
putting his household goods in one and
his three children in the other, and took
a trip to Florida and returned lately, he
pulling the chattels and his wife the
'The bones of a woman and baby have
just been fonnd in an old shaft near
Villa Rica, Ga. They are supposed to
be those of a young lady who, seventeen
years ago, havmng committed a social
indiscretion, disappeared and was never
afterwards heard from.
*Mr. A. W. Martin of Milledgeville,
Ga., was seventy two years of age on the
12th ult., and never had a lawsuit, was
never'a witness in court and ncver
ferved on a jury but twice, never learned
to play at cards, and has not taken a
drink of liquor in fifty years.(
Rome Courier : The guano trade has
been almost entirely abandonded by our ~
merchants. They find it does not in the
sequel prove profitable to themselves nor g
to the farmers. There is not one-half as 1
much sold this season as was the last r
Farmers are learning to depend more on r
their own resources for fer tilizers than '
uponI bought stuffb.
The days and nights are egraal all over
the world on the 22d of March and.22d
of September, the vernal and autumnal
eqininoxes. TIake a point on the Arctic a
circle, Greenland, for instance, whieh is i
S just within. At wile tere euno the
days and nights ilthr 0twelve
hours long; but as we approach the sum
mer solsti0e, reached June 21, being thet
farthest point from the equator reached
by tho sun, the whole Arctic circle will ~
come more and more into the light, on
account of the inclination of the axis. 8
When we are at the solstice we cannot I
get out of the light, and see the sun, n~
which never sets, . due north. Passin n
hei.solstice we approach the autumnal
equinox, where the days and nights are
each twelve hours long. To show you
Swhere the midnight sun occurs we will
state that atlttde 66 degre, 82 min- P
utes froin the egnator the dasbegin to a
be twenty-four hours long; at 67a-grees, t
28 minutes the~y are one menth long, in- a
ceaing until at 90 degrees, or the pole,
they are six months in ienrh, The color
~o the~ son,i ren oits being so ~
earhd orion isredertha ttaerally si
with us, but probably not more s.. ...t
TOPICS OF THE DA.
ZurND is suffering the ravages of a
Parnma Brsiuanw is having decidedly
WwAIA= Mormons have an average
of twelve wives each.
Juses JAMXB was killed sure enough
this time, and there is no doubt about it.
Thu auction sale of Wolfe's collection
of paintings in New York the past week
BowING Of spring wheat will occur
about three weeks earlier than ousual
in Minnesota and Dakota this year.
$WEN MArZoNET and James Weefen,
Pittsburg pugilists, will fight June 13, in
West Virginia, for a purse of $1,000.
Tim liquor tax bill, in 'Ohio, gave the
Democrats a boom pretty much all over
,he State in the late municipal elections.
Tim statement that the Chinaman
sOuld be kicked out seems to be a mis.
take. The Chinaman is a heftier fellow
Li this country than we suspected.
IT Is surmised that Frank James will
ittempt to avenge his brother Jesse's
nurder. The Ford brothers, who killed
Fesse, express no fear of personal injury.
A KNTUCKIAN, eighty-nine years old,
ook out a marriage licence at Cincinnati
a few days ago. He was hale and hearty,
)ut his eyesight was somewhat impaired
TnE fleecing of Charles Francis
Ldams out of $19,350 by bunko sharks,
md his forgetting the swindle, has be
rayed the fact that his memory is sadly
EVIDENTLY another anti-Chinese immi
ration bill, less objectionable perhaps
n its features than the one vetoed, will
)o adopted during the present session of
SAYs the Toledo Tclegrqam: Crow
Dog, who murdered Spotted Tail, has
)een sentenced to be hanged May 11.
L'his is a case in which the Tail went be
ore the Dog.
THE Coroner's jury in the case of
Jornelius J. Vanderbilt, brother of Wi.
l. Vanderbilt, returned a verdict of
loath from suicide, committed under
emporary mental depression.
BENNETT's Polar expedition will not
sost him less than $200,000, boeides the
nost excruciating torture to his men re
itulting in the death of several of their
iumber, and science has gained nothing.
INVITATIONS are out for the coronation
>f the Czar in August. If they are ac
sompanied with passes and the where.
withal for extra expenses--well, we don't
mow what we might do under the cir
LONoFELLOw'S Will makes no puibliC be
lueats, the bulk of the property being
riven to his children. Rlichard H. Dana,
un., the executor named in the will, being
lead, the poet's son, Ernest, will be
DIscoURAGING reports of the maple
ugar crop come from New Hampshire.
3ad weather has caused a poor run of sap
nd poor sugar. Choice syrup from
)anterbury retails in Concord at $1.25 a
~allon and Hillsboro sugar at thirty cents
FRAN~K HAJTON, First Assistant Post
naster General, writes the Postmaster
bt Cincinnati that postal clerks and
ther employes may accept municipal
>ffices, unless such offiees interfere
vith the official discharge of their duties
n the postoffice. ____
IT sHOULD be generally known that
arah Bernhardt now has a bona iAde
msband, " a Greek gentleman, tolerably
ich,-sand good lookite." If Sarah can
aaster her blood-spitting proclivity she
vill keep right on playing just as if
othing unusual had happened.
A woMAN living in a suburb of Lead,
ille a few days ago, gave birth to a
nonstrosity with a head resembling a
izard and hands like fins. It gives out
n articulato sound. The father had to
'e held to prevent his killing the child.
t bids fair to live.
THE faot of the matter is, "Betty and
he baby" are going to be rich. All the
rominent newspaper offices in the coun
ry are collecting a fund for the Ser
eant's family. and among them is the
hiladelphia Press, whose fund alone
ow amounts to $2,20J. It Mason should
appen ,to get out he ma~y proceed toen
>y life in the most approved style.
'Tire site on which St. Xavier's Church
'as located, on Sycamore street, Cin
innati, seems to a fated one. When
lie old structure was being torn down,
ime years ago, to give place to the
ew, a wall foil, crushing a dozen Work
men to. death under it. The new
dature,, which burned a few ays ago
ithfuritre and fixtures, was valued
3~fa.0p~ y. ~ rites to the
hehb sza 'wting the
reply that some six yefors ago he and I
agreed to be each other's biographers,
and from that time to this have kept the
intention in view. The materials are
abundant, particularly the family letters,
all of which have been put at my dis
posal." . .
Tim resignation of State Senator Bar.
rett, of Tennessee, has created much
talk, as his resignation will very oonsid.
erably change the complexion of the
Senate in the event a proposition to settle
the State debt is submitted. The bill to
settle the debt at 100-3 was passed by the
Senato at the regular session by a bare
majority, Barrett being one out of the
thirteen who voted for it.
EX-GOVERNOR STANFORD, of Cali
fornia, says that ultimately the entire
output of California grain for Europe
and the Atlantic coast %vill go over the
Southern Pacific Railroad. Ships which
will take the grain from Now Orleans to
Europe will be fitted to carry back emi
grants to New Orleans at a very low rate.
He says that the popular table wines o
California are better than the ordinary
poor stuff of France, Germany and
A rADY writes from Boston relating a
little episode that happened when Oscn
Wilde drove out to Cambridge to call or
Longfellow. Oscar asked him if he was
not a great admirer of Browning. Long
fellow replied that he liked the very fev
poems he could understand, but the
mass of Browning's pieces were incom
prehensible to him. Oscar slapped th(
poet familiarly on the shoulder and re
marked : "They are as clear to me as ,
running brook. I comprehend them al
THE London World says that therc i
still a strain of Puritanism in America
and that the sons of the people whi
ordained the Blue laws of Connecticut
who made swearing a finable offense
kissing one's wife ou Sunday a misde
meanor, less insipid sorts of osculation
crime-still regard weekly beans as
burnt offering, and assoicate the domesti
virtues with an annuai feast of roas
turkey and pumpkin pies. We do no
like to dispute so eminent an authorith
as the World.
FORD, who shot James, and who livei
with lin at St. Joseph since last Novem
ber, says of James' daily habits
"During the day he would stay arouni
the house and in the evening he wouli
go down town to the news depot and gel
the papers. He said there were men
here who ought to know him, but they'
never did. He took the Chicago Tri
b~une, Cincinnati Commercial, and Kansas
City Times regularly, and always knew
what was going on all over the world.
About a week ago ho read a piece in one
of the papers that Jesse James' career
wvas over, and Charlie said he was awful
mad about it."
BEECLIER is in favor of Chinese imnmi
gration to America. He says they are, by
nature, calculated to do a low elass of
work at which other races revolt. To
give the reader an idlea of how low down
in the social scale the Rev. Mr. Beecher
places the Chinaman, as well as other
races of the human family, we quote the
following from his sermon on the sub
ject: "What the Americans discard the
Germans will eat, what the Germans
reject the Jew will consume, and what
the Jews throw awvay the Chinamnan will
subsist on." This is, to say the least,
rather a severe classification. However,
the question now is, What does the
Chinaman eat ?
THE story circulates that Rev. Henry
Ward Beecher contemplates retiring from
the pastorate of Plymouth Church, and
permanently from the ministry, on the
completion of his seventieth birthday,
which will be June 24, next year. This
is not because he is in full p~hysical and
mental vigor-his admirers say his pres
ent sermons are among the best he has
ever preached-but because, as is re
ported, lie is unwilling to run any risk of
intellectual decline in the pulpit, of
which he seems to have a dread. His
father, Rev. Lyman Beecher, lived to be
more than eighty-seven, b~ut had not
preached regularly for a number of
years previous to his deathi.
DURING August of last year, at the
time the Cincinnati C?omnmercial was
managing the " Cook One Cent Fund "
to aid Capt. Cook in patying a fine
assessed him for slapping a man who
''wished Carfield would die," that paper
receiv'ed the following, which, at this
time, sceems of peculiar interest :
"KANsAS CITY, Mo., Augu8t 13, 1881.
" To the E-litor of the Commercial:
" Although dJoitndA~ and deenised. and feared
by a good many, andi only *20.000 of a re war d
offot ed for us (lead or other wise, and for all of
the above wo honor anid respect our Preidemnt,
and stand ready not only to slap, but to aboot,
if itnieed be, for him. Sorry it is not dollars
instend of cents that is rolling in to the honor
able and patriotic old (Captain Cook.
FRANK AND) ?IESsE JAMES.
" Missouri's Awful Outlaws.
"Please copy It al.l for Missouri's Governor's
sake. I have not seen his name in your paper
yet. . '~g
AFTER a short vigit two ladies are
about to pay their compliments to the
Countess Santa-Grue and lake their de
parture. " Pray," she sayts graciously,
" remain a little longer.' "Indeed,"
answered one of the ladies in her most
winning way, "were I to stay another
flive minutes I should never be able to
go (whispering to the other lady), for I
shonld b~e fast Igeop~.,"
"UT TUE SEA, gEPT.'*19, 18SL.9
NY MaN. 13Auc2s HODGsON BUnNETe.
Watchman! what of the night?
Ad we In grie &ait the end.
A light is burntng in a silent room,
But we-we bae no light in all the gloom.
Watchman I what of the night?
Frind, strong men watoh the light
With te etramp mist of tears before their sight,
And woene at eah hearthstone sob and pray
That the great darkness end at last in day.
Watnhman I how goes the nightr
Wearily, riends, for hni
Yet Is heart qualls not, though the light burm
As bravely as he fought the geld of lif,
He bears ninse in this, the Anal strife.
Watchman I what of the night ?
Friends, we are left no word
To tell of all the bitter sorrow stirred
In our sad souls, We stand and rail at fate
Who leavez hands empty and heart. desolato.
" Are pure, great souls so many In the land
That we should lose the chosen of the band ?"
We cry I But he who suffers 1ee,
Meting sharp-weaponed pain with steadfast eyoa
And makes no Pkint while on the threshold death.
Half draws his keen sword from Its glittering
And looking inward pauses-lingering long,
Falteriug-himself thew eak before the strong.
Watchman I how goes the night?
In tear y friend, and praise
Of his hig truth and generous, trusting ways;
Of his warm love and buoyant hope and faith
Which passed life's Ares free from all blight or
Strange I we forget the laurel wreath we gave,
And only love him, standing near his grave.
Watchman I what of the night?
Friend, when it in past,
We wonder what our grief can bring at last,
To lay upoa his broad, true, tender breast
What ;lower whose awcctneas 4l"0l outiaat !he ro's
And this we set from all the bloom apart;
lie woke new love and faith in every heart."
Watchman! what of the night?
Would God that it were gone
And we inight see onco more the rising (lawn!
The darkness deoper grows -the light burrns low,
There sweeps o'er land and sea a cry of woo l
watchman I What now I What now I
Hush, friend--we may not say
Only that-all the pain has passed away.
OLD STEP TO A NEW TUNE.
" One, two, three, four, five, six !
One, two, three, four, five, six ! Moro
evenly, monsieur, if you please. You
must not riso so much on the four.
Again I Four, five, six I One, two,
three, four, five, six I" with a monot
onous regularity that seemed to tell
of a round of more or less stupid pupils
succeeding one another unendingly.
But Mademoiselle Gervaux, flehion
able dancing mistress of Silver stieet
Golden Square, and every one admitted
who had ever taken a lesson of her one
I of the prettiest girls to be met with in
town or country, had quick, laughing
eyes, which at present told of more in
terest than her business-like tone gave a
hint of. She wai of dark coiplexion,
with rather vivid color, and below the
middle height, and was more richly
dressed than, knowing her station, on'e
would have expected.
Her present pupil had observed this;
and, bent as he was on attaining the ob
ject for which lie had sought Silver
street, and on attaining it as quickly as
possible, he had yet given more atten
tion than he otherwise wvould to his
teacher's personal appearance.
It 'was only 11 o'clock in the morning,
and, however dazzling such persons~ may
appear at their weekly assemblies and
evening classes, he had not expected to
find such a paragon of neatness and
taste at that hour in the morning. Cir
cling round the room by oneself, with
one's hands hanging in an ostentatiously
easy position,' and one's figure reflected
in a number of full-length mirrors, is
not a way in which a young man, even
Iof little vanity, ,would care to present
Ihimself before a pretty girl ; and the
V icomte Alphonse Carmignol, of the
French navy, was quite as vain-having
indeed such reason as a good-looking
face and a slight figure can give a man
to be so--as most young men.
He was a Frenchman who had been
for some time serving abroad, and with
distinction. He had just arrived in
London, and, rich, high-born and in a
small way famous, he fbund himself
warmly welcomed. Invitations to all
the best houses flowed in ; and Monsieur
le Vicomte found It necessary to get the
assistance of friends well acquainted
with London society before lie could de
termine which of his cards he should
use, and which he should tacitly or ex
pressly lay aside.
But of his many invitations one had
been accepted beforehand, and, in fact,
was the cause of his visit to England.
He was engaged to be married, and had
come over to be engaged to his fianece
--literally to be introduced to her, for
they had never met. Their families had,
im rench fashion, made up the match,
and the two persons w hom Englisli
p~eople would have considered most in
terested had never come together at all.
This was Monday. On Wednesday
week there was to be a state dinner at
the French Embassy, followed by a ball,
for the purpose of introducin gMonsieur
Alphonse to the daughter of the Marquis
de la Penthiere, French Ambassador at
St. James'. A little of English preju
dice had been allowed to creep in, in
deference to which the Vicomnte had re
ceived a private invitation to tea on the
same.afternoon, until which time, owing
to her absence on a visit in Shropshire,
the young larly would 'be invisiblo. I
one more week from that date they were
to be married-a queer arrangement to
the En glish minds, but to the two famil
ies, and indeed to the two persons who
in English eyes would have been consid
ered?'ictims to it, the most natural state
of things in the world.
Oddly enough, the Vicomte could not
danen the newest waltz which was then
the rage in London. New descriptions
of that (lance succeeded one another so
quickly that in these days it is easy for
a sailor, French by birth and fashiona
ble by station though he be, to return
from the service of his country and find
himself still " at sea " on the well-waxed
boards of a ball-room. Such a state of
th ings could not be permitted to con
tinue, more especially as Mademoiselle
de la Penthi'ere would certainly expect
Iher fiancee to dance, and to dance well.
So the Vicomte had called in Silver
street orne morning at an early hour,
had sent up his card, and had been duly
received by Mademoiselle Gervaux, and
had teken his first lesson at once. She
was not at all like the dancing-mistress
wbom,^from the description given by
the-friends who had recommended him
to apply to her, he had expected to see.
But she evidently knew how to dance,
and she was .very handsome and lady
like; and the young man found a new
kind of pleasure in returning to take his
"Mademoiselle," said he, as he
stopped to rest and sat down on a stiff
backed chair "shall I be perfect by
In his Fronoh way, so entirely desti
tute of shyness, he had told her all
about the important event which was to
oome off on that Wednesday, had ox
plained how anxious he was to see his
future wife, and how graceful and
charmante she was-she must be " that
angel of a demolsele." But all this
had taken place at the first lesson, and
for some reason Monsieur le Vicomte on
this occasion had said much less of the
"Assuredly, monsieur, mademoiselle
shall have no reason to complain. But
you are no doubt conbumed with anxiety
to see her?"
"Ah, am I not ?" replied the Vi
comte, with a French ejaculation. "But
mademoiselle herself is entirely charm
ing I" and the young man looked very
sincere as he said this, though he added
no word of emphasis ; while mademoi
selle, who should have been hardened
by long practice against the warmest flat.
tery, seemed unacountably embar
rassed, and resumed the business of the
hour with wonderful alaerity.
If they were not already in love, they
were rapidly approaching that stage;
and on this day, as the young French
man stood in the dingy street waiting
for his cab, the gloomy faded neighbor
hood struck him with a full sense of in
congruity, it seemed to accord so ill with
the grace and elegance that siill im
pressed his mind. How much more at
home, he thought, sie would look in
Eaton Square or in the spacious rooms
at the Embassy I And unconsciously he
breathed a hope that Mademoiselle do
Ia Penthiere might be like her. Three
more lessons-the calcalatiun came nat
urally to him-three more lessons, she
had said, would make him perfect.
Wherever he went during the next
thre days, to park, dinner or ball, the
Vicomte could not avoid comparing all
the ladies whom he met with his dano
ing mistress ; and, when the last occasion
actually came on which he was to see
her, his ecys were open to the fact that
he was in love-he, a Frenchman, a man
of the world, 30 years old, and ready to
range himself, was positively in love I
So at the last lesson this little scene
brought itself to pass. The pupil had
taken his final turn with his teacher,
and she had pronounced that only prac
tice was needed to give him the smooth
ness of the perfect waltzer.
" I must bid you adieu, then ?" said
he softly, taking her hand instead of
making the low bow that, as a teacher of
deportment, she could have exacted.
"Yes, monsieur ; I amn certain that
you wvill not forget the step."
"Forget it, Adrienne ! Ah, could I
ever forget it ?'' And the Vicomite caught
her in his arms and kissed her.
The result g'as quito contrary to his
expectations. First, she boxed his cars
soundly, or rather one of them, and then
burst into tears, which, whether caused
by rage or confusion, were certainly sin
cere and more effective.
The Vicomte flung himself on his
knees and set himself fervently to pac
ify her and p)ut things on a proper foot
inig. But mademoiselle was mortally
oflended. Never hand he known such an
offense regarded so severely. She wvas
inconsolable ; and she was silent save
At last she suddenly made for the
door, and Monsieur le Vicomite, his
future bride, the event of the coming
Wednesday, and thme wrath of the fanmi
lies forgotten, in an ecstasy of repent
ance impllored her to marry him, to be
" Monsieur," replied she with dlignity,
stopping sh)ort, " you forget that you
are to marry another !".
" But, Adrienne, my darling, listen
I love only you !"
" And what of your miothier and the
Marquis dle la Penthiere ?"
"I am thinking only of yon ! ' cried
ho in a tone of despair, as the indigna
tion of these persons occurred to him.
"' Nay, Monsieur, I will not suller this
madness. You have insulted me, but I
will not exact such a punishment. Hear
me. On one condition I will forgive
" Whatover it be, I will win your par
"I take you at your word1. You will,
before you marry-nay, at your first
meeting with Mile. de la Penthiere
tell her of your recent misconduct. You
have wronged her as much as myself."
"I have promised, Mile. Adrienne,"
he cried, with a groan. " But what of
" Of me ?" said she p'Oundly, bowing
low. "' I pardon you. A' eu, l~onsieur 1'
And, before the young man could again
interposo, she d isap uared, the (door
closed behind her, and he was left alone
in the unfurnmished talon.
"Well, I am a fPoll!" he soliloquized,
as he picked hims way through Golden
Square and Beak street. "I'd have
married her, though what madame my
mother would have saidl I don't know,
and, as to Mademoiselle do la P'eithiero,
how I shall toll her T don't know. But
I've promised, and the Carmignols keep
their wordl," he added with a groan, a
he remembered how a few minutes ear
lier he had offered to break his most
Even at the French Embassy, that
stately building wihich, flanking the
Albert Gate, induces country cousins to
ask what it is, a great ball is heralded
by some slight but perceptiblo prepara
heons ; but these were little apparent as
the Vicomte was ushered up the spacious
staircase to the smallest dlrawmng-ropm.
Hero the)~ Marquis do la Penthiere re
coived him very cordially; for they were
old friends, as far as men of different
ages can be, and the Marquis had im
bibed sufficient English pre'udices not
to have handed over his daughter to the
most unexceptionable part4 had not he
felt sure that the man himself wason
likely to make her happy.
He was an indulgent sather, and she
had been allowed muchv more liberty
than French girls generally enjoy be.
fore marriage. Possibly, therefore she
was not quite so resigned to her faie as
those around her supposed; but she
gave no sign of discontent, and perhape
was waiting to see her future husband
before she decided to oppose her father's
wishes. More probably she looked on
the union as a matter of course.
Mademoisello de la Penthiere bowed
low in answer to the Vicomte's reveren
tial salutation ; but, with the modesty
of a young French girl she shaded her <
face from his eyes with Lier large orient
al fan, so that in the gathering dusk he t
could not at once determine what she
was like, save that sho was elegant,
graceful and very beautifully dressed.
After a few phrases of cordial court-I
esy, the Marquis glided from the room
-a proceeding not at all in accordance I
with strict '1'roech etiquette-and the f
two were left together.
Then the Vicomte knew that his time
was come. It might be that he would
not see her alone again until their mar
riage ; and he had promised "her" that
she should be told of his recent strange
forgetfulness. He drew a deep sigh
this was worse than a cutting-out ex
pedition 1-then he braced himself up,
and, after requesting permission to tell
her something that was a little disa
grecable, but which he would make as
short a i possible, lie received a gracious
acquiescence, and, plunging in media.
r0C, he tbld her all in as shamefaced a
way as a Frenchman couid.
" But Monsieur le Vicomte, do you
love-this-woman ?" Eaid the aristocrat
ic beauty, in cold tones, from behind her
fan, when he had told his story and made 1
some sort of an apology.
" Mademoiselle, f i o love her ; but,
when I havo known your charming vir
tues for a jahort time, 2>0uf, they will
drive away her memory I What chance
shall I, who am so susceptible, have in
But it was evident from the Vicomte's
tone that he had no very sanguine ex
pectations that such would be the case.
" Well, monsieur, before I answer
your compliment, I too have a confess
ion to make. I also have a great friend
in London; she is my foster-sister, and
is a dancing-mistress, living in Silver
street, near Golden Square. No, do not
interrupt me ; I will hear any reproaches
you have to utter afterward. My father
is indulgent, and I often visit her at
tended only by my maid. A week ago I
returned unexpectedly from a country
visit, and it chanced that while I was
there my foster-sister was called away to
fulfill a business engagoment. I stayed
a few minutes in her room practising
some new music, when a gentleman's
card was brought up to me by the serv
at.t, who thought her mistress was still
at home. Innocently curious, I looked
at it and recognizedl the name as one
very familiar to me. In a spirit of mis
chief I saw the gentleman, made ap
pointments with him, and, with madem
oiselle's concurrence and in her name,
gave him several lessons."
"Alon Dieu ." cried tihe Vicomte,
snatching away the fan which she kept
before her face. "Adrienne, my dar
1ing, am I not happy ?'~
" And I ?" saidl she. " You have not
forgotten tihe step ?"
Very lucky it wvas that Monsieur le
Marquis did not enter for several mo
ments, or the lurking distrust which he,
as a (diplomatist, felt might have been
A week later the marriage of tho Vi
comte and Mademoiselle de la Penthiiere
formed the most fashionab~le item ill the
Morning Post. And as peop~le conned
the description of the dIresses and the
presents, they expiressed their. pity for,
the two victims of French marriage cus
But not even yet has anything been
known to have hiappenied to thlem out of
tile common-not even yet ; for these
things happenedl in the most brilliant
days of Louis Napoleon.
rooa for the SIc1L
The following advice as to adminis
tering food to the sick deserves the at
tenitioni of nurses and of all wvho are
called upon to look after nervous pa
It is a great mistake to have largg
quanILtities of fruit, biseuits, etc., lying
about a sick-room.
A very few grapes, an orange peeledl
and divide(1, aind two or three milk or
water biscuits are quite enough to have
dlisplayed at one time.
The same may be said of food.
I hatve often been pafined, when visit
ing some of my sick pensioners, to see
their friends, with wel1-meant but mis
takeni kindness, bring large basinfuls of
horrible compo( uds, wich they dignify
with thle name of gruel, or sago, or tap
iaas the case may be0.
The mere sight of the food seemed to
set thenm against it. Whereas:, if a little
care had b~een bestowed upon its prep
aration, and a small cupful provided in
stead of the large quantity .I name,
they probably would have partaken of
it with pleasure.
Another error, committed with the
best of intentions, is to keep asking the
patients what they would like, if they
could take this thing or the other. The
sickened, wearied expression I have
often seen flit over the faces of people~ who
are rccovering from a lingering illness,
when their offieious relatives come teas
inig them as to their requirements I
Dm-ing the lingering illness of a dear
relative, I verily believe we made her
often eat, just by providing dainty mor
sels of food, displaying them temptingly
arranged, and taking them to her bed
side qjuito unexpectedly.
If she had been asked could she eat
anything, I feel confident the answer
would have inevitably been: "No;
thanks. I don't feel at all inclined to
A very simple . and expeditious way of
cooking a little bit of chicken or fish is
to butter a paper thickly, place the food
to be cooke within the paper, and pla~ce
it on the gridiron over ~a clear fire. A
very short time suftloes to cook it thor
oughly, and I have often found that to
be eateni when all other modes of invalid
cookery have been tried in vain.
Sar~u OWree i
in the milk two!".
ea and. coffee. .
rater. It will prev2
)o1oring black. . ..
IN MAING a rst of
nelt the lard in four.
ure the crust.
OnanM that In to bw
tot be butter cream, Ihst
ihange to butter.
A rmz comb loosens te dea
he scalp just as friet- a
earf skin of the body.
A rww dried or presrved
vith stones out are the * 14
>ossible to grnish sweet d
DoUnLI. cream stands on its
wenty-four hours, and cream foi
requently stands forty-eight hours.
IN PoTosx the mpt violent
to very common ere, are cured
mutting the feet in hot water.
A SOLnTION of commO salt gieW-i1
nediately is said to be a 'stroosful
;emedy for strychinia g.
SALT extracts the Uices. of net in -
3ooking. . Steaks ongt therefore no) to
be salted until they have been hroil
IN RoINmG dumpling Of a
put them in the water one at a r.
they are put in together they will stiZ
with each other.
Tim only sure and efficient way to
warm cold feet is to dip them in od
water and then rub them dry briski
with a coarse towel.
To aEAT the white of eggs quickly put
u a pinch of salt. The cooler the og
he qui(;Ker they will froth. Salt coo
md also freshens them.
T ninn is a greenness in onions and
otatoes that renders them hard to digs.
L or health's Bake ptthem in Warmi
water for an hour before coking.
XVREN washing oil-cloths, put a litl
nilk in the last water they are w eed
with. This will keep them bright and :
alean longer than clear water.
FURNITURE needs cleaning as muoh as
other wood-work. It may be washe4
with warm sOap Buds, quickl wi d dry
and then rubbed with an oily clo .
To MAKE silk which has been wrinkled
anpear exactly like new, spopige it on the
surf ace with a weak solution of gum
arabio or white glue, and iron on the
A PAarE made of whiting and benzine
will clean marble, and one made of wi~)t
ing and chloride of soda spread-and lef.6
to dry (in the sun if possible) on the
marble will remove spots.
Eaas coated with butter in which two
or three per cont. of salleylic acid has
been dissolved and then packed in dry
sawdust without touching one anothda
will keep fresh for a year'. N
Something About Gems.4
The rub~y is more valuable than the
diamond, if it is large, without flaw,
andl of the true pigeon's blood color.
The largest known ruby belongs to the
King of Burmath, being the size of a
pigeon's egg. A fine stone of four
aarats' weight is worth about two thous
md dollars; but above this rate they
are very rare, and could command fancy
prices. The ruby has been most sue
eessfully imitated in paste, and garnete
backed by a ruby foil are often met
with. The monster ruby of Charles the
B~old, set in the middle of a golden rose
for a pendant, which was captured by
the Burnese after his rout at Granson,
turned out to be false. The Sapphire
is not so valuable when of great size as
the ruby, but a fine stone brmngs a great
price. The largest sapphire is the
" wooden spoon Seller," so called from
the occupation of the finder in Bengal.
Its weight is 132 1-16 carats, and it was
sold to a French jeweler for 684,000.
Lady Burdett Coutts, of London, has
one of the finest sapphires. It was for
merly one of the crown jewels of Frances
The emerald is so rarely perfect that
" an emerald without a flaw hnas passed
into a proverb, and fine specimens aro
worth from one hundred to two hundred
dollars a carat. In the middle ages its
value was enormous, Cellini putting it at
four times the diamond. The largest
emerald known is the Devonshire, which
was purchased by the Duke of Devon
shire for Don Pedro. It is not cut, and
is two iuches in diameter, weighing eight
ounces, eighteen pennyweights. The
turquoise is found in Peasia, a~id the
Shah is supposed to have In his posses
sion all the finest gems, as he allows
only those of inferior quality to leave
the country. In consequence, large
turquoise of good quality and fine color
are extremely rare and bring great
prica. The opal is esteemed unlucky,
but the absurd superstition cannot be
traced further back than Scott's novel of
" Anne of Geirstein," in which the
Baroness Hermoine of Arnheim wears
one. The Empress Josephine's opal,
called the " Burning of Troy,," from the
innumerable red flames blazing on Its
surface, was considered to be the finest
stone of modern times, but its present
owner is unknown. In the Museum of
Vienna is an opal of \Qraordinary size
for which two hundred , ousand dollars
has been refused. The largest 1onl
record is now In Russia. It 'was ro ib
from India in 1620, and sold to Pii
IV of Spain. ____
Broom corn was introduced into this
country by Dr. Franklin. He saw'a
secd on a broom', planted it, and the
seeds from this single plant were the
b)eginning of broom corn as ant American.
agricultural prodIuct. The credit of the
br'oom-makkinlg industry is due to the
Shakers, who, raising the plants in ther
gardlens, mafaciture~tiid the brooma ana
sold them for 50 cents, or more, apiece,
Immediately after the war, so great was
the profit from its cultivation, that A
was 80o!n ordone, and the may who
had( rushed into the businos were od*