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~LdY. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1884.
I will bo true. bind stat's forsako thoer
And, led by reckles meteors, turn away
'romt patlhs appointed by the Eternal Forocs;
lBut my fixed heart shall never ao astray,
Liko those calm words, whose sun-directed
19 undilaturbed by strifo of wind or sen,
8o shall iny swerveless nil serene devotion
Swcop on forever, loyal unto thee.
I will be true. Tho ficklo tido divided
BotWeen two wooing shoros, in wild unresl
May, to aind fro, shift, always undecidied.
Not so the tie of passion in my bioist:
Like the grand surgo of soin resistless rivef
That hurries on, past mountain, valo and
Unto the mainjUs waters to deliver.
So my full heart keeps tall its wonith for thoo
I will be true. Light barks ainy be belated
Or Itn'ned tside by every bri czo at play,
While strir ' Ehips, well inannered and richI3
with broad sill's tlyintr, anchor safe in bay
Liko rotuo irn rock, that, stead fast and un
Si antis all uninoved, when ebbing biilowt
So woul iny hiei rt stand, fallhful, if for
I will be true, t:our,I thou art false to me
ONLY A GARL)NEII.
An evenhing in early spr:ng, grey and
clouded, a low-eliled, plainly-furn
Ishod apartment in an out-of-the-way
ol house, and though the other rooms
are the perfection of neatness, this one
is in all the disarray and abandonment
Two young girl-students are resting
after their day's work-resting, each
after her own manner. To one, Gert
rude 'T'revelyan, the word implied
utter repose; she, therefore, leaned
back her regal-looking head in a cotu
fortable old chair, as with half-closed
eycs, the words dropped listlessly from
h r coral lips. But to Esther Forbes,
re-t Was merely something less labori
ous, and seated on the hearth-rug, by
the fitful glimmer of fire-light, she
glanced over a daily paper, tolglean,'
as she said, "a little news for grand
father at supper-time."
"Oh, Gertie!" she cried, ''listen to
this: 'The Art Decorative Company is
off'ering three prizes-first, second, and
third class-for the best design foi
screen decorations. It is to be n
yearly competition.' How I should
like to compete for one of thc )rizes!"
"And should not I' Let us con
mlenicO to-morrow.'' And so saying,
Gertrude sat upright in her chair, and
.opened wide her great dark eyes.
"IIow delightful 'twould be," said
she, ''to awake same morning aind find
oneself famous-to read in a para
grain, 'Miss Gertrude Trevelyan has
obtained the first prize and a gold
medal for the most original design.''
11 shall be colitent with the second,'
replied H ther; "for that fifty pounds
is just what I shall want next sum
"And what do you want so much
money for, chid?"
"Ai, Gertic! were I as rich as you, I,
too, might, work for fame; but you re
member how my dear old "randfathei
suffered from last summer s heat, and
yet refused to t::ke from our little in
come the sim requisite for a twc
months' sojourn by the sea. If ]
could put this into his hand, and say,
'Let us go, dear grandpa, like xvc
happy pilgrims and eljoy Old Ocean't
breezes,' h, howt proud I shoul be!"
The girls were not relatives, bul
only neighhors, and the home of each
was in that pleasant art-suburb of Lon.
7 (loll that has grown up of recent year,
about that Cockney's paradise, Ilanip
But as Mrs. Trevelyan disliked th<
litter and utidilless of an artist'.
room, Gertrude frequently came anic
''worked,'' as she called it, in he]
Esther dlid not name her aspirr'tions
to hier gruiindfa ther, but she lay awakc
4 many a long hour, thinking out, tha'
The nex t mornlinigi, she founid at notc
from heri ftlend-she would be iabsent
for a few dayvs, aus her mot her had
mad e somo eng:aeents for themn
botli---ani cery ghad was la Ether to be
alonie wi: h er uallz ied tho(ugohts.
Ini thle vjitions of the nii2hi, a sister
atrt, Poesy, Uhad( come1 to her idt. and
the subject chosen was from Hlood's
e.itdyllic poem, "'The Plea of the Mid
summer Fairies,'' where the little elves
agoeentreating the pity of remorselest
She designedt it rapidly, and ere
long the pictuiro told its own story.
'The ol M\ower could not ho intro
duced-hew would have 'demantded toc
much space -but one hand, portions os
his grey, colorless raimeiit, and1 his
scythe, to whuich clung fresh grass,
were visible. And as lIoodt describei
"A shiatly andii sequestered s:enle,
L,ike t hose inmed gardlens of lHococolo-'
So the fairies wero in half-shadowi
andl in various attitutdes-somo kneel.
ing imiplorinigly, somo1 bowed dowi
with grief, othertl-"'the loyal fays''
surroundinig their queen, as though tc
p)rotect her, whilo a fewv hadl, in de
spair', east themiselves upon)1 the grouni
among the ilowers.
(One, that seemed to have stepp)ed
out from tha:t bosky leafuge to p)lead
with "'the dread K ing of years,"' point
ed to a group o~(f lilies ini thle plicturol'
conltre, upon01 which fell a brtoadi ray of
miool igh t--a:s, wvithu their stems foldet
in their large green leaves, those pale,
pure lilies stood serene amid tha:t (lest)
lation-and symbolic of the line.s Esth
or hind selected as her motto:
"'Aniu she t hat pu rIles th liIght,
TIho virgrin I,ily, fail hiulii to her while,
whereon Evo woptt In Edlen for lhe;
"Bu~it I muilst hiavii somo) real lilics!'
exclaimed Esthier. '"'Tis the most im
portanlt part of the picture.''
And away she'w'ent to a florist's, thi
most etxteniv(o ini the enltire neighbor
,,hood, anfd wvhere she was wvell known,
But lhe hadl not eo en 0110,.and do.
clared, at that seaisoin, they could( no0
"'You might soo somse at Mr1t. M~ont.
calm's of O)akleigh House, Miss
F"orbes,"' said Mr Is. Jiourdaini, thle 1lor
.ist's wvife',"'for thley have a fine coni
-servatory, andl a first-class gardlener at
tends to it. You will iind hiimi quiitle r
genitlemnan, anid he will allow you t(
dra'uw from ranythiung you like."
Esther further learned t hat Mr. ant
Mrs. Montealmi had lately retulrnsl
from the South of France, andii that th<'
ladly was so fond of planits andl flower
thathle spared no expense to gratifa
Tho next morning. armeid wit.h he
sketch-book and - portable color-box
she set forth, but could only ride :
portion of the distance, for the way laj
through lanos and roads loading t<
But at longth Oakloigh House wa,
reached, and there the great gatqp sc
appalled poor Esther that, but for the
hope of gaining that prize, she would
have retreated f1 dismay.
In a few days Gortrude again visited
the studio, but this timo to watch hot
friend's progress only, having aban
donGd her own attompt.
"It is exquisite!"~said she, after a
careful survey. "But you havo not re
lated your interview, further than the
door of the conservatory was oponed
then you broke off to show me thd
"I had to wait,so long, and feared
the gardener would never come, so I
found my way to the lilies alone. But,
4ertie, 1 have fallen in love with that
gardener! And as I don't know his
name, I mentally call him 'Claude
"In love with a gardener, child? ]
hope not! But pray skot-:h for me in
words this paragon of Adam's calling."
"lie is probably between twenty-iv e
and thirty. Not exactly handsome,
but a good face, expressive of great in
telligence; a pleasant-indeed, molo
ious voice; and he has certainly some
artistic taste, for when apparently
wondering at my lily-craze, I de
scribed the design, he then made a fon
valuable suggestions. And lie gave
mne such a basketful of ferns and
flowers and greenery-sending it here
to me--that 1 hop.e he won't, got into
trouble with Mr. Montcalm for so
'If you looked as you do now, Esth
er, with your waves of golden hair and
rapt, brown eyes, like some peri that
has lost her way, then I should not be
surprised if he fell in love also. But
only a gardcnor! Ah, well! Of course,
you will go no more to Oakleig:
"No, indeed, Gertie; but ho asked
permission to call and see my pictur<
beforo I sent it away."
And one day ho (lid come, bringing
a-magnificent bouquet, and this tim<
gave his name, wvhich wvas Bernard.
Ester Forbes' picture was consider
ed very beautiful and highly poetic
but-ah, when does not a but, or an if,
or some other stumbling-block exist?
it did not gain the first prize.
She was, however, awarded th<
second, and that, with the sale of latoi
artistic work, amply sufficed for the
accomplishment of her project-a tril
to the Isle of Wight with her grand
father, Captain Forbes, who, havin;
been a sailor nearly all his life, was, In
that truly maritime little spot just a:
happy as the summer days were long
But before their departure, Bernart
was unfortunately the cause of a sepa
ration between the two girls.
He had come again and again to the
little out-of-the-way house in Hlamp
stead, had avowed his love, had asked
Esther Forbes to be his wif6, an<
finally had gained her grandfather'
consent to thecir marriage.
"Mr. Bernard Is not a commoi
gardener," urged Esther to her friend
"Ho might have employment on th
estate-of some great nobleman; but
believo the Montcalms like him greatly
and he does not wish to leave Oak
"It is not the money, but the position
that I think of," answered Mis
Trevelyan, with a line look of scor
upon her proud, handsome features.
"Butt I am not ambitious. Noitho:
can I look very high. You know tha
my grandfather has little besides his
"Iot, an ollicor in the navy always
holds a certain rank. -However, hiav<
your own way, and blame no one bul
yourself, if some of your friends arc
less cordiaml than formerly."
"I consider Henry Bernard a mos1
honorable man. HIe is kind-hearted,
lie is highly intelligent, and lie lovon
mc, and 1 would not give himn up foi
every friend that I have. Therefore,
Miss TJrevelyan, you are at libert,y tc
set the others an example.''
TIhey did not meet again until one
(day duiring the following winter, andl
that chane mueeting was in the wend
rouis city of lRome, whiero so many,
wh lether beiit, on leasure, novelty, or
study, and somoe from a yet higher
Imotive, find their way.
Gertrude Troivelyan with a party of
friends in 0110 of the art galleries, when
a lady wvhose face appearedl familini
She was richly dressed, and accom
I iani ed by a genl emian.
"'If that is thle Esther F'orbes of olden
dlays,'' sihe soliloquized, ''then success to
She weint toward her, saying, as shic
held out a daint ily-gloved little hand:
"Will you allow mec to congratulate
you, M~ rs."
'' am rejoiceud to meet yeou, Gertic,''
initerruttptedlh& Euer, " and to pr1esen1t
yuto my hlutsband, Mr. Montcaelm.
Henry, this is Miss Trevelyan of whom
you have frequently heard me speak.'
"'I will leauve you for awhile to talk
over old times,'' said lie, after express
ing his 1pleasurie at thle itrodutction.
"AMy breath is taken away!"' gasped
(Gertrmbe, whlenu they were alone togethi
er. "DI id th moonl011ight, fairies bring
about this romance?''
"l- think t hey (lid,'' re[plied Esther,
lauhlinlg-"thI rutgh thu ageney of the
lilies, anid I will relate tihe story in Mr.
el l\tean i's owni words1.
'On that eventful mnoning n
miessagie wa':s brought to mue that n
younlg ldy reqluestedI to see the hlot
hiouse', and (( was. shio said, p)eriiitted to
lIse the inamei (of ,Jou rdain, the lorist.
.)Our gardeoner had gone to a sale of
Shrubs lO, butit as hiis return was delayed,
I went to explhainl matters, whlile collect
ig a few early violets froni t heir
frames. Yout'--for this was addressed
to mae- - evidlenltly mistook may identity,
anRd app[eairing rather omibarrassed,]
thought It better to leave you unin.
formed. TLhe.n the shyness wore off,
melted awvay by the enthusiasm withi
which you describ)ed your p)roposed
"1 mu1(st omit all the sweet nonsense,
l(Gertie1 but llenry always says that I
arried away his hemart that morning.
3 "[ believe lie once had a theory,
I through some youthful disappointment
that all womankind wvas self-Interested
and( hero was an opportunIty to test thu
r sincerity of ne, whom ho n11nges et
have singled out from tire rest of
"And this revelation took pltae to.
foro your marriago?"
"Yes-for that he had always Intend
cd--and it was uttered to me and to the
waves durino' one lovely twilight hour,
when lie had'rushod down for a brief
visit to our little sea-girt home.''
"And Captain Forbes-what did ho
"It was some time before ho could
grasp the entire facts, being so much
loss poetic than practical."
"But oh, Esther!-how about the
other Mrs. Moutcalm?"
"She is Henry's mother, and the
very kindest and dearest old lady. She
also has had her little romance; for as
Miss Bernard (my husband's second
name) she gave up the lover of her
youth to comply with her father's de
sire, and though a good and loyal
wife, was never a very happy one, and
henceforth resolved not to control the
choice of her son."
"Have you had time to conclude
your chat?" asked Mr. Montcalm, on
returni r to them.
-Not q"itc." was his wife's reply.
''But Miss Trevolyan will pass the ro
mainder of the day with us."
"No, Esther." said Gertrude; "you
have generously overlooked my onc
unkind comments, but cannot have for
"They are both forgiven and forgot
ton, dear. Ani now, Gertrude,'' she
whispered, "lIenry's cousin, Jack
Eilcry, is to dine with us. He admires
brunettes above all others, and I can
find some scarlet blossons to wreathe
In your dark hair. And as Jack, like
yourself, is an amateur artist, scorning
lucre but craving fame, you can entor
into a partacrship to design something
for next competition, and then-who
knows? for strange happenings sur
round us unexpectedly."
And as Gertrude was whirling along
In her friend's carriage, away out to
their Roman villa, within her own
mind she partially repeated her friend's
"'ruly, strange, very strange hap
penings do come to us-sometimes!"
The Coroner's Verdict.
The Memphis Avalanche savs Ten
nosseoans are in the habit of coming to
their death by the following causes,
according to the written verdicts of
Tennessee coroners' juries:
"She come to her death by strangla
tion in testimony we have sit our
handes and seal the day above wroten."
"Paul Burns came to his death by a
mule running away with a wagon and
being thrown therefrom."
"By taking with his oun hands an
overdose of morphine."
"From causes unknown to the jury
and having no medical attendance."
"Said infant child came to his death
from premature birth."
"Came to his death from national
"Said child aged 1 day old camo to
her death from spasms, said child hav
ing been found by the witnesse in a
trunk under susjpicious circumstances.''
"The joueres on thare ouathe do say
that lie comes to his death by old age,
as tha could not see enny else the mat
"Come to his death from the follow
ing causes, to wit: from some suddent
cause to the jurors unknoun."
"The said deceased being an orphan,
father and mother both being dead."
"From an overdose of gin adminis
tered by his own hand."
"Being run over by two coal cars
while detached from the engine."
"Come to his death by tender of No.
7 jumping the track on which lie was
riding, either jump)ing or fallhig off
and engine running over him, whic'
was an accident and no fault of the
engineer of said engine."
"She come to her dleath by lighten
"From heart deseizo,."
"Came to his deatii in the followino
manner, to wit: lie was born dead."
"From the hands of some unknown
person, or p)ersons, to the jury un
known, and afterwards placed on the
track and got run over by the Income
"Congestion of theo.brain and appli
"The body was Be mangle and mun
tilato that thia could not tell ennythig
about it but tha think it was put in the
sisterne by some unkown person."
"Calded on hir left side by kittley
of hot water burning over on hiir left
sidoe and causing hiir death."
"From the eff'ect of injuries receive
by her close accidental taking lire."
Something Yet to be invented.
A scientific gentleman in this city,
speaking recently to a Graphic rep re
sentative, said: "I believe that before
loiig an instrument will be invented
wvhich will do away with the stenog
raphoers im our courts andl omlics. They
worio badly seared whcn Edison invent
0(1 his phonograph, which would faith
fully recordl the sounds of the human
voice as well as those of musical In
struments. That Idea only needls to
be dIevelopecd to p)rodIuce a machine
that will answer all the purposes of
the moderni short-hand writer, and In
fact be a more faithful recorder of all
that takes pl'aco within Its range,
sound1s such as laughs, sighs, moans
etc., that a stenograp)her cannot write,
It being alike susceptible to. Another
adlvauco in this line would be a ma
chine which would automatically write
out these recorded sounds, as on a
typoe-writor, and( thus every man could
be his own amanuensis. Inventors are
now looking into this matter.-New
A Board(inlg 1101ouse velops Gall.
Ilotts came (down to breakfaist the
other morning aut his boarding house,
amnd, lookinig a bout the scantily sp)read
table, put hiis ha :nd to his~ head and
saidl: "Everything makes me sick to
"Ah,'' rep)iled the lanldlady, sympa
thietically,. you reqluiro a spring tonic.''
"'Yes,"'said lBotts, as lhe took a cold
lben on (ih iis fork, '"tile (doctor p)rescrib.
ed onlI fo me thle other dat."'
"'Indueed! What was it?'
"W~ell,. he said for tolling an empty
stomn:.ch there waus nothing like a
Messages of Love or Hate.
"Do I know anything of. the lan
guago of post-ge stampsP" said a well
known stationery dealer yesterd w. "I
don't know of any book on the et ect,
if that is what you mean, but I havo
heard the signification of some of the
ways of placing thon on envelopes.
For instance, if the writer is a gentle
man who wishes to express love for a
fair damsel lie inclines the label toward
the loft, which method is repeated by
the lady if she Is favorable to his suit.
If, on the contrary, she wishes to give
him the cold shoulder she inclines hor
label to the right. A stamp in a per
pendicular posture signifies simple ad
miration; when the bust stands on its
head it means that the only sentiment
evoked by the suppliant is ridicule. If
the stamp lies on its fnce it indicates
that the writer is (lying for love; it it is
lying on its back then the writer has
got over his attack of heart disease. A
label may be placod wrong way up
with an inclination to the left that tolls
a story of hopeless attachment, while
should it be loaning towards the right
hand cornor it is a sign that the air
tion is unrequited."
"Are there any other signs?"
"Yes, such as sticking the label in
odd places on the envelope, in wrong
corners, using two or even three
stamps, making kisses around them,
near them or in propinquity to them.
These have various meanings and may
all be included in the languago of post
"Did you over know of any one using
this mode of communication?"
"If you promise not to give me away
I will tell you of a postage stamp cor
respondence in which I myself once was
a principal participant."
"My honor as a gentleman."
"That's good onourh. Well, it's
about ten years ago. I'hopo you won't
be shocked to hear that this corrospon
deuce grew out of my being a regular
attendant at church?'
"Not at all. That makes it all the
"I suppose it does, so many similar
correspondences have arisen from a
like cause. I have for years been a
member of St. Peter s Episcopal
church, at Third and Pine streets.
One Sunday, ten years ago, 1 was des
perately struck with the appearance
of a young lady who sat in a pow on
the opposite side of the aisle to me.
Never mind the details-after some in
quiries I found out who she was but
could not obtain an introduction.''
"What did you do?"
"I got fromi a friend of mine some in
formation about the postage stamp lan
guage and the languago of flowers.
Every Sunday morning I managed to
get to church in time to place a small
bouquet of llowers in her pow, together
with an empty envelops with the stamp
aflixed in a certain way. After awhilo
she discovered who her unknown ad
mirer was. What is more she learned
the stamp language and in return she
would leave an envelope stamped in
the pew for me. This silent courtship
continued for nearly eight months,
when, one lucky day, I found an ac
quaintonco who knew the family. I
need not tell you that 1 soon became
acquainted, too. To make a long story
short, the lady is now my wife."
"Indeed! That is certainly a happy
and fittinn ending to so romantic a
"There are one or two other things
you might say about the sticking on of
stanq>s if you aro going to publish
"Such as---" -
"Well, I fancy some of the stampmors
at the postoflico wold feel oblige dto
you if you would rceommendl foolish
young p)eop)le whio are anxious to ap
pear eccentric, not to puIt their stamp)s
im any corner but the upper right-hand
one. It wvill lift a weight of sin off the
"But how about the la'nguageP"
"Easily arranged. If a square place
is penciled off on the right-hand upper
corner of the envelope the stamp can be
affixed in any manner that muay be
chosen. By the by, there is QO curious
sign ii the stamp language you might
"What is that?"
"'Pasting the stamp on with the mu
cilaoo upward." de htma?
"That the sticker on is a confounded
idiot, and most probably drunk. Good
Thlouight the Mi nister' was Jokingw.
"'My boy, what are you doing with
that cigar in your miouth? Th'irow the
filthy thing away,'' saidl a clerical-look
ing man to a bootblack who stood near
the Globe hotel pulling a cigar. 'The
urchin looked up at the mani with an
injuredl air, then shaking his head said:
"Naw ycr don't. I'm elite thiat trick.
Th'lat's what the kids tolls me when I'm
ilush and smokin' a twvo-for, so. they
can p)ick it upl. But wheni a had can't
take a smoke without an 01(d chap like
you wantiin' him to throw it away, then
there's a case for pity.''
Rea:chiing into his p)oect, the beonovo
iont boy3 brought, forth three cents, say
ing, ams boe ihld them out to the abashod
"'lere, take them coppers andi buy
one( for yerself, but don't, ask me
T1hec dozen01 or mioron andCI 111 boys
who hiad col lected ar oun md thie pairU
shouitedl derii vely a :s thme minister' turn
t.d and walkoed awavy. -Xyracuse Her
A newly-marrie(a modern Athenian
'ias taken a suite of rooms in a Back
l'ay apartment hotel, and his bride,
b ing in the sewingless condiition inci
d 'nt to having a comp)lete trousseau,
doslredl to cmbroidcr a friezo with a
motto to go about the recop)tion-room.
She accordingly asked a bachelor
friend for a quotation from Shaukspearo,
and thought him muighity wvitty when lhe
proposedl "Suites to the sweet." The
sentence was brief, however, to go all
the way rouind, so the professor was
asked to lengthen it. Unluckily, lie
had In the meanitime opene(d a note
containing a bill for rent for a flat lie
had vainly tried to sublet, and lie some
what disconcerted the fatir questioner
by growling out: "Oh, put the rest of
the way round( 'Flats to the flati' "-_
LONDON'S GREAT TAILOR.
Recollections of the Man Who Put
Disraeli on the Road to Fane.
"I remember Henry Poole very well,"
said a gentleman to a Philadelphia
Times reporter. "He was a fine, tall,
handsome man, over six feet in height, 1
with bushy blonde whiskers. He i
measured forty-two inches around the
chest. There was no mistaking the
man when you saw him; he walked the
streets as if London wero his own pri
vate property. Henry Poole was the
second son of the old tailor of that
name. " He was educated at Cambridge I
and graduated with a bachelor of arts
degree. He might never have taken
to the tailoring business, but his broth
er died and then Henry thought he saw
his way to make a big thing of it. You
soo the large connection lhe had among
his college friends helped him. Ho
was a man who always dressed with
great taste, and not only expected but i
insisted on all his employes dressing
well, too. When Henry Poole took the
business In hand first there wore not
more than a hundred men employed; t
in ten years there were nearer a thou
"Is there any truth in the story of t
Poole's patronage of Disraeli?"
"Oh, yes. Disraeli was in very poor c
circumstances when he first obtained '
the clerkship in the home olice. Poole, 1
who was always in and out of every
place where young men congregated, I
saw him, took a fancy to him, and be- t
lieved there was something great in t
him. He took 1)israeli out with him e
one evening to dinner and proposed
that lie should supply lini with clothes
suitable to the position in society that 1
Disraeli ought to hold. The future
primo minister jumped at the ofl'er, and 1
there is little doubt that ho also receiv
ed pecuniary assistance from the
shrewd and generous tailor."
"Did he he not assist the late Em
peror of the French in the samo way?"
"Yes; but there was a reason for
that, you know.ry
"OIl, yes. You refer to the story of
"'No,- no; there is not a word of
truth in that. It was Miss Howard.
She was a cousin of P'oolc's. 11cr
mother kept a very fashionablo littlo
hotel in Dover street, Piccadilly, just
behind the White Iorse cellars. She
was created )uchess de Beauverne by
Napoleon on his marriage to the pres- I
eut Empress, on condition that she left
France. lie also settled a very good
income on her. Poole did not marry
until late in life. His wife was a lady
with whom he had fallen in love while
quite a young man at college."
''lie was very strict, was he not, in
"I should think he was, indeed. He
nover allowed anything to go out of
his shop that had not been tried on and
fitted over and over again. lie would
employ a man and keep him in his em
ploy for the simple reason that lie was
of the same size and build as a good
customer. 1 have known a man to sit
for a couple of hours on a saddle
block, only having the crease in a, pair
of riding breeches rectified. lie reduc
ed tailoring to a science.''
''Did he do any cutting or measuring
"No, sir! There is a story told of
Lord Hardeastle meeting Poole on the
chain pier at Brighton. Io stopped
him and said: 'Look here, Poole, I got
this coat of you and so how badly it
fits.' Poole took a bit of chalk out of
his waistcoat pocket and marked his
lordship's coat all over and said: 'Take
that coat to my cutter, may lordl, and he
wimll make the necessary alterations.'"'
'"He was v'ery extravagant in his hab
its, wvas lie not?i"
''Very. lie had ai house at lirighton,
aniothier in lBurling.ton street, near his
store, which wasi1 a perfect mine of art,
and on the Tlhiames, at Hiammersumith,
lie ha:d a regular plalace. i s chamn
paiign luncheons cost him i a fortune.
Hie h adI one of the finiest hunting studs
in Great li:itain. lie never caredi
whliat he paid for a horse, and( althioudh
lie wa such a big man he wvas a ma, -
"Hie (did not die rich, did he?"
"No, lie was worth ab)out ?25,000
when lie died, andl thme result of the sale
of his houses and horses barely settled
the claims of his creditors, lie was
generous to a fault, lie could neverl
pass5 a beggar, and many a hialf-sover
cign hie's given awvay to peWople who,
perhaps, didn't dteserve ius charity.
Hie was the best of emp~loyers and( hli<
kept men with him for years, but there
was never the least mistaike ablout wvhio
was master on his premises."
Admiral llowitt ini Abyss.inia.
Thme special corresondncmt of the
London DIaily News, wvho accompanied
Admiral Hewitt on his mission to Abys
sinia, writing from Adowai, gives an
in terestinm- ::counit of the experiences
of the m:s>j.ion so far. lie says: "TIh
other day we witnessed a wedding, and
we had followed the wedding party
sonmc distance, having resolved to pire
sent the husband with a presen t of do01
lars. lHe receive1dxthem with much
p)leasure, but when thianikiing us, a
mounted sold(1ier rode upj, sniatchied
them from hiis hand(, anl I thre themIlii
at the head of our intI. ter. Th isr
was one of nianiy insults we had r
('Cived from the troops of thle governior.
Since the dIay of our arrival ' e and( h xis '
oflicials have beeun mhost, dis~co ?iconi.
lie pointedly delayed calling on the
Adniiral, and when lie condescenmded
to (10 so was so dhrunik and stuidi( that
lie had to be supported by hiis inter-j
p)reter on his road home. lie forbade
the peoplle ini the dIistrict and( towvns te. v
bringv us supplies. In A -wa there are
no siop)s or hostelries of anxy descrip- I
tion, the people getting their geoodsi
from a market held one ai week.
Tedlge and beer are brewued, corn con, 'J
verted into flour, anid all coookin p lre
pared in caceh hou sehiold. lfnless,
therefore, these pecopk( arc allhowedl tot
sell or give hospitality, the travelers&
chance of escape from starvation is a1
Charlxres Re:endi's London pu bIlior
says that once the novelist, as they were
traveling togetheri, po(inited to a picco
of wvater ii the distance, and saidl:
''That's where C;hristio Johnston
caught the herrings.'' lie regarded
this incident of his own invention asI
reality, so sinem mvas he In hi.. w.-.
fatigue of the Eye.
Persons speak of thoir eyes being
atiguod, he said, meaning thereby that
ho soeing portion of the brain Is fa
iguod, but in that they are mistakoi1.
3o men say their brains are tired.
Brains seldom become tired. The re
ain of the eye, wlhich is a part of the
rain, and an offshoot from it, hardly
sver is tired. Tie fatigue is in the in
ior and outer muscles attached to the
)yo and in the muscle of accomoda
ion. The eye ball, resting in a bed of
at, has attached to it six muscles for
urning it in any desired direction, and
,ho muscle attached to the side nearest
,he nose and one at the outer angle of
ho eye should, in every normal eye, be
:alanced. They aro used in converg
ug the eye on the object to be viewod,
a,d the inner muscles are used the
noro when the object is the nearer.
rho muscle of accommodation is one
vhich surrounds the lens of the eye.
Vhen it is wanted to gaze at objects
wcar at hand this muscle relaxes and
dlows the lens to thicken, increasing
ts refractive p1lower at the samo time
hat the muscles on the inner or nasal
ide of the eye contract and direct the
yes to the point gazed at. It is in
heso muscles that the fatigue is felt,
nd one finds relief in closing the eyes
r in 'azing at objects at a distance.
ole chief source of fatigue is in the
ack of balanceo in the two sets of inner
nd outer musc'es of accomnmolation.
t may be set down that there is some
hiing wrong when the eye becomes fa
igued. The defective eye, as it grocs
ut sooner, is really safer from severe
trains. The usual indication of strain
s a redness of the rim of the eyelid,
etokening a congested state of the in
ler surface, accomhpanied with some
)ain. When it is shown that the eye is
lot e<qual to the work required of it,
he proper remedy is not rest, for that
s fatal to its strength, but the use of
lasses of sufficient power to render
innocessary so much effort in accom
nodating the eye to vision. it is not
ood sense to waste time resting the
ye, and that practice (les not
Eyes begin to age at about the tenth
)r twelfth year of life, when they have
cached their full development.. At the
Igo of 45 or 50 years the lenses ceaso
o thicken, when the iressuro is re
noved, and their preshathpia, or old
;ight, begins. When a child is con
ielled to use or require 'the use of
rlasses thI ro is little reason to hopo
hat it will outgrow the need, but the
>erson will use these glasses as a basis,
tdding other glasses as he reaches the
tge when old sight begins, or using the
.hicker glasses. Mr. Seely, however,
uelntioned one case lie had observed
where a child had outgrown the need
of glasses, but in the meantime lie had
rown from a snall and puny child to
a large and well-developed man.
Sccond sigilt, or the apparent recov
ery of str4ngtl of vision, which is
sometimles seen in the aged, the lee
Lurer explained as a cllange, an dlon
gation im the shape of the eyeball, by
whic the person bee:tme near-siglhted,
tecom paniel by a rb:n11g-e in the lens
-aused by the appcaratnce of acataract.
-Fromt a Leclurc; by Dri. W.: W.: Sedly.
Cneio.4 in Vesti ilister Abbey.
In Westmninster abbey there is a cer
ain wvell-worn slone, which, without a
loulit, was used for the coronation of
ho Kings of Scot land, and has been
luring centuries taken but once from
le abbey. This solitary occasion was
he instalIation of Cronwell at Vest
nxinister hiall. The Seots have made
nanyxx eil'orts to recover their relic, to
,vhiichx they attach very great impor
Thei coroniat ion chxaixr, as it is called,
salso thle sublject. of a cuxrious legend.
t, is said to be thle actu al1 stone oni
vhIiichx .Jacob laid hiis head at, liethxel,
mxd fromx Palest ino it is rep)utedl to have
>ein reino(ved to Egy pt, thence to
painx, andix hinally to the ihill of T1ara,
nx Irehaitl, where it, was used for the
oroniationi of the Irish King's. From
relandx it was carried to. Scotlanid, by
'ergus, the I rish King, whlo subdued
lie northern-i coxuntriy. All these mat
ers, historical :i legemilary, were at
>ne time oinly set forthI in the Latin
axbel but ini the year 187,1, for the coni
cx nee of visitoris to the great, xli
Ailia, thle liead guiide rend iereud ini the
-niauii lionigue a sort oif sob-edited
ge: vio wichI gave thle authentic
ustor as rgardsScotland , adcn
dlud<lel with the legendu as5 to lrelandh,
mit 01 oit ted all refierenica. to Jacob's
)illow as beiing- profatni.
F-oxr thxirty years and mxore the stone,
n thiis authlority, pa ssed as " thIe coro
imtioni chxair of lie K inis of Scotland
md1( Irebinid,"' liut the ot her day, notic
oig tha:t the outher side oif the label was
lirty tand gimyx, thcc sat xne gouide turn
dI it over :mid wiote onl thle other sidoc
lie fact, thiat thle s tone hilad beenx used
it the crown ing of thle Kings of Scot
andii, but jtudiciouslyv left exit, the legenid
oneerini ig Ireland, for the ver'ger
'iince 18571 hias acqu1 ired! conisiderablo
nitisx ar ii k no wledge, anud can no0
oniger subi scibie to thle blieif lie onxc(
mhll. lideedl, the stone neiver' was lin
'alest inie, andi l I'rofessor Ramnsey, whot
as exxinied it as a geologzist, pro
ouniices thIiat nxonei of its kinid is fountd
herex-, xxndi tha t the clhair is of true
c(otehlim xiestonie..on<on ('or. /hHl
She itemxove<I th PtoIeIces
"Thex ixal11ted marquis av Smith,''
ays Mliss lBridget Magee, "v,holi is so
sunin' in thiis maxthroipolis ini blissful
noranieo that, lie is lieir to a toill an'
ast isttes, was tillini' me av an advin
uire xav the koinid. Sed lie: 'Oh, Miss
ulagec, I wint upltown on1 Wednesday
a the car, an' it, was full, tan' ihad to
thiandh up fur about fourtecon blocks.
hIiin somebody got out, an' jist as I
vas p)rep)arin' to take the vacant place,
vhxich was besoido at lady, wvhat d'yez
hink she d11d? Why, she delibor-ately
)icked up her parasol an' put it iacrost
lie sate. Whaxt d'yez thxink I did?'
WVhy pioloitely rauquisted her to ramnovo
t, I suppose?' I obsarved. 'WVilI,
.hxer-e% whlere ye-z make yer miishtako,'
io repliedI. 'I delibeirately sot down Onl
t, anx' it was she whio impolitely ra
luistedl mn to move to racover the
p)aces.' ''--N. 0. Mascot.
It wvas Tennyson who invented the
headline "Sweet Girl Graduate."
About 40,000,000 pennies werd, d
in the United States last year.
Colorado oontribytss 1Qp,O0Q' pr iy
the country's resouroes this yeas.
Of the 251 applicants for asnisstO
to Harvard, forty-nine are ladles.
The oultry crop of N'orth OsMida
is said to - orth about $2,800,000.
The births in Spa $98a
bored 453,000, and the deat
A woman of Greenwood, Me., is
ported to be cutting her fourth sot Qk
Canada'oxported last year $1,705,812
worth of butter and $6,451,870 worth'
Sam Collyor, the noted pugllist, is
now living iii the vicinity of Hampton.
The worstod industry of England
employs 2,225,820 spindles; in Franob,
Alexander H1. Stephens' library,whioh
cost him $20,000, has beoon sacrificed
The census of 1880 shows 6,632,000
colored peopl in the former slave
It is estituatod that the yiold of a
plos in western Now York will be -
An old well in Staten Island is said
to be running dry of water and taking
a turn at oil giving.
'1'he "Osborne" ilat-houso in New
York city, which is almost completed,
is fifteen stories high.
Rev. l)onnis Osborne, a native mis
sionary from India, says his people
have 333,000,000 gods.
The Cape Cod canal dredger is the
largest in tho world. It takes out 600
cubic yards an hour.
"The razor of Daniel O'Connell" Is
labeled for salo in a shop window near
the Seven Dials, London.
S:uel Noblo, of Annisfon, Ala., has
given $20,000 toward founding a free
high school at that place.
11 is estimated that upward of 500,
000,000 tons of canned goods are annu
ally packed in this country.
A Stuttgart doctor says that corpu
lent persons may become thin by sleep
ing on and wearing animal wool.
Thirty vessels havo boon wrecked
and sunk ofl Norwalk and Bridgewater
on the ConILcticut shoals since 1882. .
Eddie lunnell, living near Court
land, Sacramento county, Cal., aged
six years and three months, weighs
Oil-bearing strata exist in the neigh
borhood of Sibi, Southern Afghanistan,
and the ;overnment will begin boring
A Walla Walla, W. T., man claims
to have picked over 8,000 pounds of
strawberries from loss than two acres
of Vines this Se:ns(en.
An astronomer who believes that the
science depends much upon photog
raphy edtiluates that it would take ten
years to photograph tho heavens.
A woman has recently patented a
fire escape. What we must need In
this leap year of our Lord is a man
escape. Will some woman patent one?
General Goorgo 11. Thomas' widow
will make Washington her permanent
hone in the future, and has already
blgun the erection of a handsone rest
A huudred-ton cannon that was be
ing fired for the first time recently at
Gibraltar sp>lit or burst at the muzzle
inl consequence of the shot not being
An oht duck shooter calculates that
broad bills fly at the rate of thirty-five
o) 110 miles an hour and other varieties
rromn forty-live or fifty to eighty and
100 luiles per' hour.*
Th'lere ar 330 Colleges and univorsi
ties in [lhe United States, of which only
twenty four hatv( mnore than 250 stu
tients, :o1) only sevenlteen have more
lhan twevtnty teachers.
Theic aire nine octogonarians in the
British house of commons, the oldest
being' eigh ty-thuree. One member, Col.
Northu, whlo is eighty, has a son. with
ort in the house of peers as Lr
It has been observed that Miss Hurst
the Georgia "magnetic girl," before
3xerting her powecrs h abitually passes
icr hlands through 1hcr bangs. Perhaps
der streng'th, like Samson's, lies in her
Theii study of the Irish la;iguage is
>eoming.popular among many Irish.
ncn mn this coulntry. In most of the
argo cities there aro classes orgvanized
or tihe purpose. I'The Philailelphia
~lassos, for instance, number fifty
It order to p)rovent haystacks being
lestroyed b)y lire, farmers in the far
vest scatter a few handfuls of common
alt betw~een each layer. It Is claimed
hat tho salt, by absorbing the hu
nlidity of thle hay, prevents its fermen
ation and consequent heating.
Th'ie mortality of the whole globe has
>een computed by a continental publi
mationl at the following figures: Sixty
mCven p)or minute, 97,700 per diem and
15,6319,835 per annum; whereas the
*)rths are 80,792,000 per annum, 100,
)CO per diem and 70 per minute.
A mysterious and terrible creature
known as th" "willipus wallipus" haa
mad'e its aj aranco near Clarkaville,
Te'o. A i.mber of citizens have seen
it and thley say it Is bullet-DrOOf and
br,lches fire. The "moonshinors" must
be doing a good business in that part
of the country.
Robert Shnmato, of Nelson, Ky., got
a "gar fly" in his ear while fishing.
lIe knocked it out right away, but not
until after it had deposited a lot of
eggs. After suff'ering several dayse
with carache, he called a doctor, who
remnoved nuino screw worms from his
ear, and there are more to come.
A corrosplondenit says that a Phila,
dolphin girl, who has lived in Europq
since she was a child, will create a sen,
iation at Lone Branch, where she will
ipend tb'c sumrwer, by the extraordt.
ary beauty of he: complexion. 1 Is is'
aid she owes it all to the old reolpe q
Iloop)ing every night with a piece of
'aw beef on1 each cheek. She has ,tva.
iced this for eight years, and ano I
iow only nineteen,