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AT, AIIL,T. ISM.
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DIED OF EMBROIDER.
The cm no hnntii Rloomlly bosldo ttao door
Whrro uontti lind nercrftntrml In Itorove;
And In tlio ilnrltmied liouie tho mnllier lav,
Who ta1o farewell to homo and filoods that
Hor o j us wore closed, her (toe wu t liln and
whitoj .k- i..
tier vkIco wh hushod, bo mora to say, "Good
nlRlit" m JJ
In tho fnlr ch Idre'B. wpeptnir down lielow,
Who could not sloop, though pnst their hour
Amlntlll ttw j-ouffost, through hor lobbing
"Come, Mamma, come, and tnko too up to
boi" . i ,ii.
The futlior est, his head bowed on his hand,
This suildon blow ho scarce could under
stand: Thohouse no fair and beautiful within,
Each room displayed where tasteful handi
And rich embroideries met one everrwhere
On sofa, mantel nnd on easy chair.
And on. the floor, by patient Angers wrought,
Luxur'ant rugs, small means oould not haro
Ttaoh tntilo napkin and each pillow sham
Displayed a finely hand-worked monogram;
Thechlldrcns' dresses, from tho oldest down.
Whatever textoro, color, blue or brown.
Were all embroidered with devices rare.
And every stitch was laid with oblatlt care;
How pleasant must it bo, when oae M dead.
To leave so many tokens lightly spread
Before tho eyes of rhose We loaro behind,
Tht1noarlatHMtemr?lnnie comfort tlnl:
Ah I does the grlertnc husband sitting there,
Appreciate theso dainty treasures rare?
Aiasi no nasin mess too iaio espiea
Tho Instrument of bor alow aulo de; . , ,
And now their etaSt drives him almost insaoje,
60 meat the loss nnd for suoh paltry Miiu.rt.
And sitting there, he thinks how, br his side,
Nlghtafter nlglt she had her needle piled; it
And on ber Work she, ao intent had grown,
He f olt eaeh day left more und more alone ;
Ho raw canh da bow pale and' (ran she grew
And jot she a d 'twas work that ska must do.
And when he begged hor stop, Jtt him she
said: ir ,
That those embroideries reaMf BIBft be had.
And since. Jf purchased, all tthelr means
'twould tahe,' , ' ,-:. ,1 ,
Tho uocorallons she must surely make; 1 .-f
And whon ho allied: "why need they Such
things wear?-' .
Shi' turned rimiV.r! .bough In mute despair,
And on her fttco waf p cturc-d suoh distress.
'Twonld senin the peril wore to life,: not
dresj N (
A ml so a her ho gave tho mntter o'er, 4
And on clio labored, weary us oeforo; , 1
Kmbroid'ry soemod to him tho bne of life.
Ilrriiiif o It ohilmed tho whole Hotilufhls wffel
And now lie s ts lri,de his hearth, ulrtne,..
Heap ng from what'mlstakon views had
irrnnn: , cuaVtV i '
And this conviction ever will abide, ,
That of embraldory bis young wife died.
UpsMo him at the ofllec, day by dnv.
Theio toils a man upon tho mime small pay,
Wuoso homo call not suca fair adorning
And vet, to nlir.. tlfo seems to bring fho most
Of all that fills tho soul with truest jor.
And least of that which over doth annoy;
Ills children go to schootln pla'n nltlro,
And iraln'ug knowledge seems the'r great do-
1!io lovlnj-'inolhor IiRsntlmuht that they
Holnnanll.v mlorned eseli juslnrUny,
Aiidhtnvcs to teach tboiu, with unceasing
To tlilnl: of what they arc, not what they
And nfler nil her dallvilut'es done,
Pliet'Ues liereir to gladden evcrvone:
Her Imppy lKe adorns their plain abode
Meio than tho dalntest work by hand bo-
Ily guni ding health nnd-temper, brains and
vea, 1 1, 1 yi
Sho uiikds her homo a blesed paradise
From which her children shall at length go
With wisdom that shall beautify the earth.
Vary r. Gtcamn, n Good Housekeeping.
MY NIECE CICELY.
A Girl Not to bo "Thrown at Any
I go to a light open sometimes to sit
among tlio ghosts. They are the ghosts of
those that tang snd'thoee that heard, and
-of what waHhUngaasl what was beard when
I did not go to, sit amOBjrfcbe ghosts. The
greatest ghost of all Is good Wear Offen
bnck's, whose gay spirit filled the boards
in my old times of mirth.' That is a long
time ago. ,3
But that is beside the qaestlqn., I stopped
at the foot of the inanltyeteps last
night, fori sawthe face'of'anian I knew
corning to me through the; crowd on the
sidewalk. It was 'Robert Martin. His el
bows were stuck ont somewhat. He wore
a short English topcoat and he plunged
along at that knock-kneed lope which is
now thought generally necessary to the
social salvation of young men. He plunged
ast mo with half a nod, and I was about
enter the theater when he stopped sud
denly, turned and came back ana touched
me on the shoulder. 10, 1 say, old man,"
he said, "is that true that your niece
that Miss Draper. I mean is engaged i"
There was a little flush on the yonng
man's cheeks and his 'stammer was not his
usual fashionable stammer. I smiled and
said: "No, Robert, she 'it not dead, and
she is not wed, nor likely to be, and per
haps yon remember the rest of the line."
It was a, delicate matter and I did not
know exactly how (o go, further; for I did
not wont to appear as aa ambassador from
my niece Cicely, even Mil hadl been one,
which I was not. Finally I concluded my
brokon sontenoe by saying as kindly as
could, without dropping at the same time
a conventional tone, "I would straighten
that matter oat, Robert, if I were you."
Robot t had oompletely regained his form
while I bad been talking, "Ah, that's very
kind, old man. very kind," he said. in the
same tone as If he had been acknowledging
the surrender of the last cab to be had on a
wet night. "I just wanted to know, you
know memher of your family anything
about f ou, you know, matter of interest.
no nuwoneamp uis coat, switched hts
uuite compassionately. I think. For whv
should not n man have the same credit for
buttoning up a gaping wound with a pair
of terra cotta gloves under an English top
coat as a riparian boy who covers the f oz
gnawing. at his vitals 1 under his Laoedsj
monian oloakf Jit Is simply a question (of
timevmanner. costumes. Iknewtbstthe
wound under Robert' topooet was .wide
ami deopJIond Inflicted In a manner1 that
makes us believe either In the malevolence
or the stupidity of fate. I knew, too, that
tho smart of it, revived by the story about
my nieco Cicely, had sent him after me to
my ;)ub and thence after me to tho theater.
His ideas of "form" and the necessity of
self-repression bad made him try' on me
that shallow ruse of a chance encounter
It Is a little strange to me that Cicely
should bavo mado tka mistake about Rob
ert toot she did, for sy used to play to
gether in Rtttoubouse square when they
wore forty laches high, and onre, having
strayed oassidp the railings and into the
territory M toe Bosotlana, beyond, the
wwtwnpesl'oi Delaacey place, Robert
gave battseto the barbarians for her sweet
sake, amt, brought her safely off with a
bloody nose he his own account, Doubtless
they had lovers' quarrels then and kissed
and were friends withoat feins; ohid. I do
not wonder ttmt-Robee fee lhat feeling
for my niece that snakes the gentlest
woend from her harder tr bear and dower
to heal than the savagest stab from other
hands. There Is all that old childish rela
tion, and besides it is rattier the' fashion
involuntarily for all the youig men I know
to be. or to have been, or tow about to be,'
.desiring I utrodtiction,,-in rjhnfj with , my
nloce. A man does not 'geaaMly like his
relatives, but I am very fondX Cfceley. , I
am told that she Is a very impressive
.woman, and part of her .charm Ues ia the
far t that she Is a sort of a bugaboo to
young men, with whose foolishness she has
mo patience. Fattenoa she has none for
mo, and says thntJ am a trivial old child
when! lauihatkagaew fads and nations
evbout music, arksajiaeonhy.and what not,
for all book thessw)eem very absurd to
jm, who find all my knowledge of nion in
Street and hoasea. and Wi whom art mat
ure are matters of amusement and not the
fielne forto and dare toat people make of
hem nowadays' with their struggles to
comprehend all the various "masters." I
Beat ibssmU 13 rtK mmffXm&A
orthatsunuuar six years ago at Alesaa
ria Bay, He may have dona so, far be
was but twenty-five aad had not got set
tled to business yet. Still, I rather think
that when he rowed from the Thousand
Island Hoase wharf every afternoon up In
to the Devil's Oven with her, and sat and
talked for hours about Spencer and Hill
and ChoDln and Ruskln, It was rather for
the sake Of the deep-set, daik eyes of the
Sibyl in that curious cave and the waves
of brown hair that curled down over hor
dark forehead than for any wisdom that
might procoed from my niece Cicely's
pretty mouth, that turns down so delicate
ly at tho corners llko the old simile of a
Thei n was a small garrison at Snckett's
hat bor then. I do not think there is now,
and as it was Just around the corner, as
one may say, of the river and the lake,
which meet at Capo Vincent, the officers
were forever mnninir down "tho bav" to
see their frionds among tho summer vis
Among them was a young Lieutenant ot
infantry, Ulankenburg, I think, by name, a
nice yountr barbarian, whom Cicely had
met in Washington, and whoso simple
nature she grcatlv enjoyed for experi
mental purposes. Ho had "had a campaign
against the Flutes or the Apaches, or some
other of the red barbarians, whom white
barbarians like this yonng Lieutenant
chaso around that uninteresting Western
country every summer. Ah a consequence
he had as many tales as Othello, and noth
ing suited mv niece Cieolv better, after
she hnd settled the artis.ie tendencies of
the age with Robert in the afternoon at
tho Dovil's Oven, than to relax her mtud
by listoning to the young Lieutenant's
stories about tho death of hts Major, the
tremendous strategy of General Crook at
the affair of Led Horse Canon aud the real
reasons, plagiarized by' artful Lieutenant
Btankcnourgh from Captain Melnness,
formerly ,of tho Papal ZoaaveS,' why Cus
ter's pnmmnml vm Inst At thn Tiler Horn.
Theso seances took place at evening, In one
corner of the thlril-storv vcrands, while
tne band crasnea out waltzes on the ball
room floor beneath, and the lights of Harts
andTitusvltle across the itoamboat chan
nel threw crimson Are upon the dark water,
liuiiug them my sister-in-law would
dewant in tny drowsing ears upon tho de
terioration of the assemblies since tho
first one sho attended In tho year 1S5,",
voung Blankonburg would apmopi late all
the oxporlences of uts arm of the servlco
in onlor to keep his stream of anecdotes
Urittly personal for my niece's benefit,
and Robert Martin would glow or In the
Cicely never paid any attention to him
on these occasions. The Lieutenant had tho
field in tho evening, and in the afternoons,
as she told me at the time, Bhe would ana
lyse his character' to Robert in tho Dovil's
Oven. They held long debates over tho
Lieutenant's character, she said, just as If
It n ere a piece of antique armor. They
assigned It sometimes to tho fifteenth and
sometimes to the sixteenth century, again
putting It clear back Into mid-modi tevalism,
and again finding some similar specimen of
military bric-a-brac among tho Highlanders
of Dundee's time. Despite thoso daily
revenges, Robert rowed off to- his yacht
across the crimson bars on the river's
breast every night in very bad humor.
Robort nnd some friends of his had hired a
cabin sloop to Toronto, and wero mikin r a
tour of tho upper river and lower lakes.
The thing bad gone on, I think, for Ave
nights, when Lieutenant Illaukeiibnrgh
mourned for the third time In that period
tho loss to the service in the death of Gen
eral Canny in the lava bods, closing for the
third time also by dilating upon that
gallant oRleer's bravery. Whon tho recital
was nnisueu 1 saw oDuiiicnt symptoms in
Robort, and kicked him. Itwoanouse.
. "it seems to me." he said in a coldly criti
cal tone of voice, as much as possible as the
balHraay Jltvieie would taiK 11 it uaa a tongue
insteadJpf type, "that in our era we should
look for very different outward manifesta
tions of what Is called bravery than in any
past era. Don't you think so, Miss Draper I''
iuy sisier-in-iuw naa gone into ner room,
which was Inst behind where we were sit
ting, and lighted the gas to look forashawl.
The llghtshone very clearly on Cicely's
lace, ana 1 saw ner Droau, wmie ioroneaa
contract in a frown. Bhe did not like the
notion, as I thought to myself, of Robert's
breaking In upon her study of the Lieuten
ant's character. Besides, being a clever
girl, of course she knew that somothing un
pleasant was coming. "I think you are
talking a little over our heads," she an
swered; "but perhaps you can bring your-
self down to our plane of thought,
think ho can. Lieutenant!"
"It he can show mo bow bravery is any
different now from what it was a hundred
?eara ago he is a pretty good lawyer," said
be gallant warrior. "1 believe you are a
lawver. ain't von. Mr. Martini"
"6, 1 mean' Robert blurted out, "that
we leave rows and minimises and riots to
policemen and that sort of people nowa-
aays. we pay laxesior raemw ngai ror
ns. I don't lav' claim to the slightest de
gree of physical courage myself; neither
aoes any sensiDie man 1 Know 01. u 1 was
foolish enough to get Into a fight I hope I
should be sensible enough to run away by
the time it got. fairly started. People to
day Eee that a man's body Is merely a case
full of valuablo and perishable goods, and
think him worse than a fool to go out and
get it stove in and smashed up in any way,
and thus let its contents be lost to the
world, j How, what I call true courage Is
this: I have a little tailor at home who
makes my clothes. He used to have a shop
on Thirteenth street. This spring he looked
the thing over, took In all the points for
ana against, nis grana strategy, ana pus
every cent he had into the rent and stock
of a Dig shop on Chestnut street.
"He chanced the savings of a lifetime
when he signed that lease, and I was in his
shop when the lawyer's clerk brought it
down, and I saw bis hand tremble when he
did sign It. That was true courage."
It a Canadian bomb had come sc.jaming
across from one of the Martello towns in
Kingston Bay, and plumped down ou the
parapet at Beckett's Harbor during guard
mount, Lieutenant Blankenburgh would
not have been more surprised. What he
thoueht. however, of beiusr classed with
policemen and subordinated in courage to
tailors, we never knew. The last whistle
of the boat for Cape Vincent blew at that
mqment, and, making hurried adieuz to
everybody but Robert, he rushed for the
stairway, and a moment later we saw him
leap across the space between the dock
and the steamer where the gang-plank had
just been drawn in.
My niece Cicely rose when the Lieutenant
had left, and swept grandly away, her
splendid shoulders thrown majestically
back and the tail other long whlto gown
sweeping the floor with an angry rustle like
the train of aa outraged queen. Bhe
vouchsafed no more attention to Robert
than bad the ofllcar.
"You, have done verv nlcelv. voune
man," I said In what Ipilde myself on as
my most satirical tono, after the young
woman had gone. "Von preach a
sermon on. the pacific tendencies of the age,
and in doing so you insult an army officer
in the' nresunce of a ladv. and descend
pretty nearly to personal abuse in doing
w. xes, you nave kgewi wuu mat pnuoso
pbio consistency which is the most chaste
bit of virtu in the mental furniture ot a
gentleman ot the nineteenth century."
I thought' that this was a pretty good
speech. 1 think so now, or else I would not
oe aoie u rememoer ic
"I don't care," snarled my young friend.
"I wish he would take some notice of It in
the way he'd ltke'to, and I'd show him how
far ray principles agree with my practice.
Good heavens, man, is some Western cow
boy, iwhom a rauohero Congressman has
lassoed and oorraledat West Point, going
to come Into the society ot gentlemen and
ntterlv thwart all attempts at rational
conversation with his brags and his Ilea
anout.inatan Killing 1 xtoc wniie 1 am
"Raneheros do not lasso cowboys," I said
gravely. "Nor do I think that Blanken
burgh is from the West, and It you knew
my niece Cicely as well as I do you would
let her have ber way and be content with
your afternoon innings. Ton have been
ftobett looked a little alarmed and then
grew peevish. 1
"j'WelL" he said, "I. don't see why she
must take up her time with an ass like
"Idontsee," I answered little stiffly,
"what reason there is for Miss: Draper's
being called upon to account to you for
any portion ot her time,"
I was a little sorry next day for the snub
I bad given Robert, for a man in love is
like a man in liquor after a certain stage
pwas particularly lorry when I saw Robert
puiiing a iorty-to-we-minnte stroice aione
in bis wherry lor the yacht at the same
hour In ike afternaon at which he used
generally to set out oat leisurely pull up
river, to ward, the Devil's Oven, while my
niece was dabbling her hand in the water
from the stem ot one tit " the hotel1 skiffs,
si the Lieutenant did not come down that
Iwveoing. I afterwards heard that he took
means of obliterating Mm resaembraace of
his insult when he reeoaei the garrisea,
which Incapacitated Ma tor duty for a day
or two, and so when I saw Robert radiantly
hand my niece intoarowboat after tea
that evening I concluded that his nerlod of
penance was over and all was on its old
It was two hours later, naruoly, at 9:84
o'clock, that I was smoking in front ot the
billiard room, when I saw Robort and my
niece go up the board walk and ascend tho
steps of the hotol. They were walking
rapidly, and I saw that both were silent
and distrait. As they passed Robert made
an imperious sign for mo to stay where I
was, and I abandoned the Intention, which
bo thus anticipated, of following them np
stair. Two minutes later he ran down the
stspt, selr.sd me by the arm and hurried
mo toward tho wharf. To my expostulation
ho only said "coma"' under his breath. In a
manner of suttpro'ssd excitomont that I
h.ul only seen In one man bafore, and he
was an unfortunate frieud of mine who
was on his wnv with me and a doctor In a
cob to Klrkbrltto's.
I saw his hands tromble as ho fumbled at
the knot which secured to the wbaat the
skiff which he and my nleee had just left.
After thirty seconds of vain effort to untie
it, ho drew his .knits with a curso. The
fisherman who was standing In tho boat,
steadying It attd looking rurlotiily in his
face during his struggle with the painter,
started book at this action. The young
man observed tho start, and laughed loudly,
I could see all the loungers in tho lighted
door of the billiard room turn their beads
"You needn't be afraid ot mo, O'NIel,'!
he said. In a rasping voice. "I'm harmless,
quite. Get In, Draper."
1 nan no particular fancy for, trusting
myself in a skiff to tho middle ot tho St.
Lawrence with a presumptive mania, but a
subtle lntnitlon told mo that it was eithor
that or a scene, and I thought at the samo
time that with a crasy cunning he had
cal'U'ated on my intuition for having his
way. x ooeyea. 1 saw mo stout wnita asu
blades of the oars bend llko whalebone as
he took the first savage stroke when our
bow wa? pointed outward.
Six ot the strokes can led us fairly Into
mid-channel, v. hero we rested in the midst
of tho broad pathway of light thrown from
the lamp of the little rod-topped lighthouse
on the reof. It was the sound of voices of
men singing that arrested Robert's oars.
Tho music floated across the wator from a
sailboat, whose cativas I could dimly make
ont somo distance down stream. Robert
droppod his right oar, doubled his fist and
shook It despairingly at the indistinct
whiteness, and then dropped his head in
hts hands and stared blanklr at me.
"Mr. Draper," he said, attest. He spoke
in a voice from which his late fury bad
gone utterly. I thought It curious that he
should bavo put tho handle to my name,
which he was proud of baring dropped
some years before, and then I recognized a
pathetic likeness, both in the tone and man
ner of his address, to that ot a child in what
it considers great trouble
"I have a mother and two sisters at borne,
as you know, und if I hadn't I shouldn't
havo brought you out hero. I should havo
come out alone, and I shouldn't have gone
All my sympathy vanished at this. "A
throat of this kind is, perhaps, tho most
contemptible utterance that a man can
make, Robert," I said. "If you wish to
carry it out I shan't deter you jump right
uvcruuaru. 1 -was caugnt witn ncougu at
that moment, and, remembering my ex
trcmo susceptibility to cold, I grew very
angry. "If yon'vo simply brongai me out
here,1' I said, "to pour out a lot of slop
about lny nleeo, Cicoly, having refused
jrvu, tvu i.iu luw uiu ugub UU.K W HUlirc,
ana tuuu you can go nang or arown or
whatever you want Tho family has es
caped, I must say, a most disagreeable ad
dition in the shap3 of a very deadly ass."
"Don't," he said, with a gesture of hope
less deprecation, "that would be nothing
to this. I never knew what a man's honor
was, but now I've lost It. I do know now."
"For mercy's sake, man, what do you
mean!" I cried.
I will not say what thought crossed my
mind. "Go on I stop this infernal beating
about tho bush I"
The sound of the singing came more
plainly over the water and Robert raised
his head and looked hatred at the white
sail from behind which it came. "That
cursed load ot cads aud waiters has cost me
more than life," be said. . "Listen I"
"We nulled up to Warner's tonight and
heard the sunset gun," ha said, heavily.
"When It went off your niece asked me If I
wasn't opposed to sunsot guus any way, as
being warlike, you know, and we got
thrashed overall tho old straw that was
chopped last night. Bho's very fond ot
arguments, your niece," said Robert, with
a melancholy break in.his voice that was
as near a sob as a laugh. "Bhe took tho
oars and I sat In the stem and we drifted
dewn between Friondly and Titusville.
The talk stopped, and I was watching, after
it grew dusk, the figures of those New York
fellows on Friendly, about their camrwdre
in front of their tent on the bluff, you
know. Silhouettes are awfully fetching
against the canvas, with the fire between.
I heard a little gasp and oars splashed In
the water. I lookod at your niece. I
thought she was dying so many women
have these heart troubles, you know. Bhe
swayed back in her seat, and grasped the
gunwale. I nvor saw Such a staring black
as her eyes, nor such a dead white as the
face. She tried to speak once. Then she
gasped out, 'Behind behind look I'
"One of thoso fellows on tho bluff gave a
whoop at tho same minute. I wouldn't
h ave known what was up, but I heard a
soft slapping noise behind me and the
creak ot p loom. I rose and turned like a
flash there they were just on ug, that
wail ot canvass right above my hoad.
Your niece pointed to the oar she could
not speak there was no time for that. I
doubled back and sprang for their hal
yards. I must have looked over my
shoulder while I was still in the air, I
think, for my first consciousness when I
slid down the rope and tumbled on thelr
deck was that the boat was sate, carried
out of harm's way by the force of ray
Jump. Bhe gave a little shriek when I
jumped; that was what made mo look, I
"The fellows on the bluff cheered, and
one of them juropod up and down and
banged on a kettle. Then those brutes be
gan to apologize. They were excursionists
who bad hired those niggers out to sing for
them, and they were beating to windward;
that's why we didn't hear them sooner. ,
"In the midst of all the excitement your
niece coolly backed that skiff up to the sail
boat and waited for me to get in."
Robert broke off In his narrative here.
He wrung his hands like a woman and
choked in his throat. "Bee hero," he said,
almost sobbingly, "it's your niece yon
know, and all that, but by gad, I don't
think! I don't think that ever man
felt quite for a woman as I did when
I made that jump. If it bad beou a
royal mall steamer I was jumping for
I'd have done the same. My God, what It
was to see ber so frightened I And then,"
he continued, "when she came around so
quick and backed that skiff up' and didn't
faint or tremble at all, as most women
would when the danger was over, I felt so
proud of her, and felt so proud that that
quick thought of mine bad saved her. , Ex
cuse mo, but I telt as if sho were nitue.
'She spoke first when I got Into the boat,"
continued Robert. "Her voice startled me.
It was very cold and yet It was a little for
lorn. 'Yon had better take the oars and
row me home, Mr. Martin,' she said. u. ;
"Bhe took the stern and, I .began. to pull
for the hotel, not speaking, for. I did not
understand her manner. All at once it
struck me that, perhaps, the dose shave to
what she' might think was death, might
have set her to thinking about a lot of
things that they preach about, and I tried
to rally her.
" 'Come.' I said, 'it wasn't a 'man-of-war.
I don't believe it would have sunk us, any
how.' I (spoke in a jesting tone. The look
she gave me struck me dumb. I pulled
ahead. Just here In mid-channel the knowl
edge of what she thought hit me all at once.'
inoed the oars.
"I rioDad out an oath. I couldn't help It.
Then I checked myself aud said; 'I beg
pardon, it was veiy rude.'
" 'Rude I' she flashed back at me. 'Rude I'
Then her voice grew forlorn again, and she
smiled sadly as she said; That is a very
philosophic term for it, Mr. Martin.'
Robert dropped his head on his hands
again, and when he raised it bis voice had
that sharpest pathos of utter defeat. "You
see," he said, "how completely at cross
purposes we were. She was so full of that
one Idea that she hadn't even heard me
swear. I shut my mouth then and some
how pulled to the dock, I didn't know we
were there till the boat jammed against it.
"Mr. Draper," said Robert, solemnly, "the
worst otitis that your niece cried and
gave ma ber hand at the door, and she
said, 'I'm glad you said what you did about
bravery last night If shows me that you
only acted on your convictions about
beat such matters.' "
"Good heavens!" It was I that spoke. I
I Mlreriogiy w Robert's was
derlng and broken tale, being more con
cerned with the fact that we had drifted a
good mile down the chilly stream it is al
ways cold on the St. Lawrence at night
than with the thread ot the narrative, but
as he finished the narrative the thought
flashed on me, as it had on blm, that my
niece, Cicely, having put together his
words of tho night before and his action In
the boat, bad concluded that he had jumped
to save himself. "My poor boy," I said,
nnd groaned. Ho would
not hntken to my trying to set tho matter
right, but cut short his yarhtlng and cnt
homo tho next day. Long ago, on my own
responsibility, I told my nloco of what nn
error sho hid made. I think that is one
reason whv she remains unman led. As
for him, ail Raid, tho wound is doop and
wido yet, for all tho six years of healing.
I would like to sso tho matter arranged,
but I went ns far as I could whon I told
him that he'd better straighten it out. for
I am not going to throw my nieco Cicely
at any man's head. Phtlndelplila Prat.
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ORDER AT TABLE.
How Family Mral-Tlmes Can lie Made
Veritable Household Festivals.
Nothing contributes more to tho com
fort and attractiveness of homo than 9
neat and orderly manner of serving the
family meals. Tlio furnishing of the
house may bo plain to bareness, and
tho food of tho simplest quality. Hut
lf.jtwicoor thrice a day, the family is in
vited to a ropast that is In itself an. in
vitation, by reason of Its pleasing ar
rangement of dislirs, its clean linen,
and its general nir of brightness anil
goon encor, tho absence ot otner tilings
which might help to make the homo
di'lichtfiil is not so dcenlr felt. And if.
in addition to its agreeable appearance,'
me moai is scrveu wan oraor, ami tnq
"proprieties" aro observed by young
and old, it needs only the pervading
spirit of mutual good-will and tho
piquant sauce of livoly conversation to
elevate tho family feallntj'timc into a
delightful household festival.
It is wise, then, for the good "house
mother," bothered and woary though
sho be, to rnako a point of providing
attractivo meals for her family. And
tho husband the houie-band should
feel that he, too, has a share in the re
sponsibility, for he can do much to
make or mar the pleasure of tlio feast.
Tho boys and girls will bo very likely
to follow the example of their elders
In respect to tablo manners; but they can
also, especially as they grow older, con
tribute their quota to tho goncral en
joyment. And tlio intention of this
article is to suggest a ievf hints as to!
how this may be done, even though
there bo little to do with. ,
One of the first conditions of an at
tractive meal is an attractivo place to
cat in. If possible, the dining-room
should be separate from the cooking
room, so that neither tho odors nor tho
"cluttor" of tho kitchen may oftend the.
sonsu ot tne leisters. At any rate, the
room should be as bright and cheery as I
It is possible to make it-cool'
in summer, warm and "cozy" ")
in winter. And tne linen should
bo dean to say "spotless" would
no doubt be to say too much, at
least after a day or two of use; but it
should not be used so long as to become
untiuy. a clean ciotu will itself help
children and careless elders, too to
soil it as little as possible, while an oc
casional word of pleasant rcbuko from
mother for undue heedlessness will as
sist tho youngsters in learning to bo
neat in tablo habits. As for tho dishes,
they may not bo of Sovres or Limoges,
yet if whole and clean, they may be so
placedi,upon the table as to have a
ploaslng effect. If the season of flow
ers, a vase of them in tho centor of the
tablo will lend an added crace. and to
provide those should be tho special i
omce oi tne gins. ;
In serving, it should be the aim oi
all concorned to avoid clatter and noise,
to do every thing quietly nnd without
haste, to make, In a word, as little
"fuss" ns possible A family meal
should not partako of tho bustle and
confusion of a public table at a fourth
rate hotel. Let overy thing here as
elsewhere be done decently and in
It is not well to crowd tho tablo with
too many dishes at once. If there is a
second course, it should not bo put on
until tlio first is finished and tlio dishes
cleared away, oven if one of the family
must act as waitress'. No ono should
be served with dessert until all have
finished tho first course. Tho interval,
while tho table is cleared, can bo pleas
antly and profitably occupied with con
versation; it will not be time wasted.
And beyond all theso orderly ways
which wo havo simply outlined "in the
rough" there aro little courtesies
which ought to bo carefully observed
between membcis of the same family
as between strangers courtesies of lip
and eye and hand, the polite "thank
you, the quick notice of a want, and
the ready hand to supply it all of
which, small in thomsolves, "conven
tional" if you will, add much to the
comfort and attractiveness of the
family meal, fho observance of them
costs nothing; tho absence of them takes
away no small part of the grace of life.
N. Y. Examiner.
How It Is Csed In the Manufacture
"Woolen Goods and Cnrpots.
Shoddy is the product of woolen
rags torn by machinery into liber. A
variety made from hard woolens, liko
broadcloth, is known asmungo. Manu
facturers like to designate it as "wool
extract" better than as shoddy, because
the production gained a bad roputatlon
at the beginning of tho war, whon un
scrupulous manufacturers put ' from
sixty to eighty per cent, of shoddy into
the clothing intended for Unclo Sam,
the result being that in a short time it
faded away like tho morning dew. So
the word "shoddy" became a reproach.
Woolon goods made with skill with not
over thirty-eight per cent, of shoddy are
equal in appearance and for wear to
those made from pure wool. In goods
thus made the finish is generally line,
m tho shorter and medium fibers of the
shoddy mix with tho longer ones of tho
wool and felt into a closer fabric and
have a better "pilo" to be raised,
sheared and pressed to a fine face.
Thus it has, rightly usod, been the,
means of giving consumers as good an
article, practically, as the all-wool, at
a much less price. Probably without
it the present price of woolen garments!
would be at least double, anu the low
and medium grade goods would be im-J
It is well known how largoly tho
carpet trade has, extended within the
past dozen yoars and how prices hare
come down so that carpets are within
tho means of all. This is made possi
ble from the fact that old carpols can
be torn up and the length of tho libera
allowing them to be ro-spun alone, cer
tain colon in the carpets ean be made
wholly of 'this carpet shoddy ySott on
A. man aged -sixty-five yean, who
claims nerer to hare had a tooth, has
been brought forward in New London,
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
Kiglitcon thousand female students
nro in afipiidaneo upon the colleges of
this country. Chicago Ifcrald.
Tlio Christian D.ikota Indian
young men havo formed eleven "Koslia
Okoimkicivc," which is tho way they
call their 1'. M. C. A.
It has bcon proposed by mis
sionaries in Clilna that the new version
of tlio Now Tcstiinunt, proparcd by
Hot. (ii'llllth John, of Hankow, bo
adopted as the basis of 11 unlou version
for all China.
Conversions havo been rcportod
from nil fields of labor of tho American
Suud.'v-scliool Union from Ohio, Kan
sas, Minnesota, Nebraska, nnd Wis
consin. Four new schools Jiavo been
organized recently in -the Ind'au Terri
tory. At a regular meeting of tho trus
tees of Dartmouth College, tho request
of students of the college that the reading-room
bo opened on Sunday was not
granted, that subject having boon re
ferred to the trustees by vote of tlio
faculty. Concord (N. 11.) Monitor.
A vestryman in one of tho fashion
nblo churches of New York declares
after years of experience in passing tlio
platter, that tlio richest heiresses rarely
put in more than a dime, no matter
what the occasion for benovolencc.
Tlioy take tho lesson of the widow's
Tho naWmumof dally school work
In Prussia is Bcvcn hours for children
cloven years of ago up to nine hours
for those sixtcon years and upward.
Tho standard is still higher In Denmark.
No wonder that a largo percentage ol
tho children under such systems aro ro
portcd as sickly and wo.ik-eyed. Chi
The following statistics of tho Welsh
churches are taken from tho most trust
worthy sources: In the year 1881, tho
population of Wales was 1,671,267.
The Nonconformist denominations com
prise 8G 1,039 of this number, and pos
sess 4,447 churches: Calvinistic Math-
1 odists (Presbyterians), 277,290; Con-
grogatlonalista, '270.201; Baptists, 19.1,
681; Weslevan Methodihts, 8G.4S18;
Primitivo Methodists, 19,382; Uni
tarians, 5.000; and Methodist Free
Church, Society of Friends, and Scotch
Presbyterians number 1,608. Christian
The "Official Year Book of tho
Church of England" has published
statistics of the amount contributed by
churchmen during tho last twenty-five
years to distinctly church objects. Tho
figures have been carefully checked
with the view of excluding contribu
tions devoted to purely parochial pur
poses, such as the maintenance of ad
ditional clergy, or tho relief of the sick
n particular j.irisiies. to mituiio class
Pchools, to unsuctannu institutions, and,
with fnw nritmintla Tn Di.rnrhnniU
in particular inrishes, to middle class
Even when thus limited, the total sum
contributed in tlio quarter of a century
is said to reacli tho. enormous amount
of four hundred million dollars. X
A wealthy girl never has freckles.
Thoso specks on her face are merely
brown-eyed daisies slumbering in afield
of roses. Burdettc.
Er man whut likes er song jes
'en' so it is hard ter,sing, doan know cz
much crbout music oz he do crbout
sel'nco. Arkansaio Traveler.
Aged Suitor "I shall lovo you as
long as I live." Young Lady "That
will not suflioo. I-want- somo ono' who
will lovo me as long as I live." Flie
Teacher: "Why, how stupid you
are, to bo sure! Cau't mulliplycighty
elght times twenty-five? I'll wager
that Charles can do'lt in loss than no
time." Pupil: "I shouldn't be sur
prised. They say fools multiply very
rapidly." Prairie Farmer.
The Chinese answer.
Tou shootoo mo nnd liansco mo,
You bootee mo nnd hnngeo mo.
Ho doeo workec. trcttou boodle,
, " Ltvee on rate?, poodle;
O, mo Hvcjo oh, so chcapee.
And mo workj. while j ou slcepoe.
"If there's anything Illko it's roast
goose." remarked Fenderson, as ho
passed his plate for a second helping.
"It doesyou credit, "said Fogg; "there s
nothing so beautiful as affection
amongst members of a family."
Bothering a rich man by boasting
of a sot of malachite studs he had just
bought, a fop asked if ho did not admire
them. "O, yes," replied the man of
wealth, "verv ranch indeed; I've got a
mantlepieco like them at home.' Peek's
"The remedy is worso than tho dis
ease" as the young lady remarked
who was expecting a male iriend to pass
the Sabbath evening, and so was seized
with a headache so violent that she
could not go to church with her family;
when her mother put her fcot in hot
water, gavo her a doso of castor oil,
and sent her to bed at sovon. Boston
"Fino horso jrou'vo got there,"
said Jones to a Kontuckiau riding a
beautiful bay saddler. "Pretty fair
boss," responded tho Kcntuckian, with
affected indifference. "Thoroughlv
trained as a saddle horse, too, a'nt ho?1'
"Knows all tho motions, ho docs."
"What do vou call him?" "Thebes."
"Thebes! That's odd. I never heard
such a name for a horso before. What
do vou call him that for?" "Because
ho lias a hundred gates, of course.
Don't you know ancient history?"
IN HIS MIND.
Two Darkles Who Are Approaching; an
Wo wero at tho depot in Griftln, Ga.,
waiting for tho Atlanta train, when a
colored man came along with n wheel
barrow and purposely collided with a
brother of color who was coming down
tho street. There was a war of words
for a few minutes and thon tho ono who
had been hit limped to tho platform
"Ize gwlne to hurt dat man aforo he
gits frew wid me."
"Why don't you challenge him?"
"Dat's no good, sah. Ize dun chal
lenged him fo'teen times, an' he's dun
challenged me jistas often."
"Anu you can't bring about a duel?"
"No, sah. Ebory time I challenge
him he wants to fight wid pitchforks,
an' of co'so I doan' accept. Ebcry
timo ho challenges mo I wants to fight
wid shovels, anrof co'so he doan' ac
"You'll never get together."
"O, yes, we will. ' Wo'sedgln' along
to it obery day. We'll keop dis thing
up till bimeby we'll agree on cotton
choppers, an1 den you'll har dat Will
iam Henry Washington was cut down
In his bloom at do fust blow, We'a
edgln', aab, an' In my mind's eye I'm
de bead mourner at dat man's funoral."
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