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A LITKR.AH. If -CURIOSITY.
t The following Is one of the most imrkble
compositions we bve met with. It erincos inin
jrennity of rr moment pe ti'.iarly its own. ix
pUnation: The initial cai it,!' "J" LMy 'V
in the Glorious Cross of Ciirist. - The words in
Italics, when reed from top to bottom end bottom
to top, form the Lord Prayer complete :
Mke inown the Gospel trntlis, our Father king,
Yield up thy irrace, dear Father, from above,
B! ok m with hearts trhieh feelingly can aing,
" Our life thou art foT-ever God of Lore T"
Afsoage our grief in lore for Christ we pi ay,
Since the bright prince of Heaven and glory ixeA,
To. k all onr sins and hnlhmtd the display,
Infant he-Inn. first a man, and then was crucified.
g;urcdoua Q.d ! thy grace and pover make known;
In Jamis' name let all 'he world rejoicr,
Now labor in thy heavenly l-igdi,m own
Tbat blessed kingdom for thy aainta the choice,
How vile to rome to thee U aU our cry,
Enemies of (Ay-self and all that's thine.
Graceless onr will we live for vanity,
LTathing thy -ing, evil in d,ign.
Oh o vJ, thy will be ,l,e, fronx earth to heaven ;
Reclining on the Gospel let n live,
In e.irA from fin delivtr-ed and forgiven.
Oh ! at thyself lut teach us to forgive.
Unless it's power temptation doth destroy,
Sore m onr fall into the depths of woe,
Carnal in mind, we've ut a glimpse of J.iy
Raised against hearrn : in u hope we can flow.
O gire ns grace and I. ad n in thy ways ;
Khine on ns with thy love and give u prace.
Self and (Jki' tin that rise ogiint ns siay.
Oh grant each day onr tr -jwfros may cease.
Forgive our evil deeds that "ft we d".
Convince ns daily of tle.n to onr ehaiue.
Kelp us with heavenly hrrad ' tfurgice ns toe,
R-cnrrent InsU, and well adore thy name,
In thy forgirr-Te? we at faints can die,
hincf" for u and oar irpi so high,
Thy Sou our Saviour, t ied on Cilvary.
MY IAHLAIYi STORY.
Tsie l.od Sillies Ihat Wouldn't Salt.
My "landlady was a little, spare, neat,
ciean-lookirg old woman, with tiie kind
of superficial shjipnrsa of tho eye that
bespeaks a poison whose mind has al
ways movel within the same small cir
cle. When, cr at what age, ehe began
the business of letting furnished apart
ments, or wbe'hcr she was born ia it,
cad grew np of ra'.uro and necessity a
landlady, I do net know ; but there bhe
was, as intimato with her house and
everything that concerned it as an oys
ter is with its shell, and aa ignorant,
too, of the outside world aa is that ex
clusive bivalve. Tier connection with
that world was of a peculiar kind. She
never visited it but when driven by t he
force cf circumstances, und then it was
as a beleaguered garrison makes a sortie
against the enemy. ITar natnral foes
were the tradespeople, who dealt in
anything she wanted, and the result of
a conflict between them, if it involved
a coin of the lowest denomination, col
ored her the whole day.
It was not frequently, however, that
she was driven to this aggressive war
fare, for my landlady was a great dealer
at the door and liv:d ia a state of per
pel rial hostility with the venders of
"fresh vhito f ish here!" early cab
bage and similar of the tried luxuries.
Her house, or at least the parlor floor
which I inhabited, bore a conspicuous re
semblance to herself, being a little,
spare, near, clean looking old floor.
It consisted of a sitting-room and
bed room in excellent preservation.
What the Pgf of the fnrnitnre may have
be n it was impossible to pay or even
make anything like a oorrect guest, but
for all r radical pur, ores it was as good
as new. There was no polish on it, but
neither was there a particle of dust
not a grain. Tuougb kept constantly
and scrupulously clenn, it had never
been nibbed in its whole life ; that, pos
sibly, was the secret of its longevit-f.
Tho carpet, though as whole as the
rett, was not in other respects so fortn
nate. Its color was so completely faded
that yon could not tell, with any de
greo of accuracy, what it had originally
been ; the Txtttern might have been the
matter of end'.esj controversy : and it
exhibited a decided gangway from He
door to the fireplace. Its dimensions
might ba thought somewhat scanty, for
it did not cove:- the entire floor"; bnt
then it must be considered that thie
carpet was intended for the comfort of
the lodger's feet, not for those of the
the six cane bottomed chairs ranged, at
wide interval, rdorjg the wall?. On
the rnartle there stood a lion of spar,
and fl inking him on each side a vase of
stoneware making up ia size what it
laek.-tl ia bea.ity, tarrow, horrizontal
mirror, divided into three compartments
with a black frimo.
Thco apartments, for which I paid
four dollars a week, were not particn
br'y cheerful or delightful apartments.
They had, indeed, rather a col 1, solitary,
lonesome look, ana sometimes in the
morning at breakfast time I would fain
have ev?n prolonged the ministering of
the dirty nudd of all work by asking
any questions that might come into my
head not for information at all, but
just for the purpose cf having seme
one to talk to. lint Susan had, donbtless,
been ordered to hold no converse with
tho lod.-ers find therefore her replies
were unnecessarily short and by no
means encouraging. Slamming down
or whisking off tho things, she abruptly
took her departure. At length I had
reeourso to the landlady herself, and
found her so much more communica
tive that I suddenly conceived the wild
idea of being able to select from her rem
iuisceuees the materials for a story
wit'i which I had already resolved to
delight the public and make the fortune
of such periodical as should be so for
tunate nn to secure tho thrilling pro
duction if I could only think of a
plot. She was not at all disinclined to
speak. Indeed, I believe the would
hvt "o scruple in telling mo the story
of each and every one of her numerous
lodgers, from tho epoch when things
beg m to settle down after the Norman
conquest; for it was to some such pe
rio 1 that I referred iu my own mind the
first appearance in bet window of
" Lodgings to Lr-t," But somehow her
lodgers had no history to relate. Her
favorite hero was a gentleman, who,
e-ery now and then brought her in news
from tiie political world to ti e effect that
tlier w:iii a movement on foot to me
moriiiize congress to impose a tax on
fum;shd lodgirg?. This was a very
exciting subject, and one upon which
the little, spare, neat landlady always
worked in a treat deal of enthusiasm
indeed, she did not hesitate to set the
whole national government at defiance,
paying, in nnswer to my caution, that
"if she was took np in such a cause she
wonld soon let them know they had got
tho wrong pig by the car !"
Bat since my landlady had not a story,
why not tell it ? There vaa ia it a gen
tleman and a young lady and a
mother and a jonrney and a legacy ;
all the requisite marterials, in short
only not mixed. It would be Bome
tbir.g new at arsj' rate, wouldn't it, to
give a love story without a word of
love, without an incident and without a
denouncement ? Such was my land
lady's story, and we will get it out of
" The lady and her daughter ? said
eh. " Well, I don't know as there is
anything in particular to tell about
them. They wero respectable people
and excellent lodgers ; their rent was as
punctual in coming as tho Saturday;
they stayed fourteen months, aD-J they
" l'ou Iihvo not- mentioned their
"Their name? Well surely I must
have known the;r imtue when I went
By HOESLET BEOS. &
after the reference, bnt as they know
nobody, and were known to nobody, I
ooa for got it. We called the mother
the Parlor and the daughter the
Tonng Lady ; for you see, at that time
there was not another young lady in
the house. Their occupation ? As for
that, the mother marketed antl the
daughter sewed, sitting in her chair at
the window. Sometimes they walked,
sometimes they read, p.ometimes they
chatted. They did nothing esle as I
know of. They lived on their means
like other lodgers. All lodgers that
stay fourteen months have means. Tou
be so green, mister, you make me laugh
right ont !
" I only wanted to know what was
their station, how they lived and "
"Lived? Oh, very lesnectable I A
baked shoulder, we shall eay, on the
Sunday, with potatoes under it ; Mon
day, cold ; Tuesday, hashed ; there may
be a pair of pigeons for tho Wed
nesday ; Thursday, a dish of saR3en
gers ; Friday, a little mackeril, or, per
haps, ccdfiah-balls, and on Saturday
just a little nice lunch of bread and
butter and tea made up the week."
" Very respectable. I know what a
lady is, mister " here the landlady
fixed her eye upon me severely " and
them were ladies !"
" I have no reason to doubt it at all,"
I replied, feeling her gaze sfill fixed
upon mo; "tho young rutin, of course,
was something like themselves ? "
" He was nothing but a mystery ever
the way. I don't know even as he were
a young man. lie might just as well
have been a middle-nged man cr an
elderly man. There he sat at the par
lor window opposite, with a book in his
hand ; bnt it was easy to see it was our
window he was reading, where tho
younng ln.dy was sitting, as I have told
you, sewing in her chair; he must have
made powerful slow work readin' that
book. Day after day, week after week,
month after month, there he was, look
ing and looking and looking, till the
picture I dare say gnthered upon his
eye, as he could see little else in the
" The young lady, I hope, returned
the looks ? "
" She, poor dear ! Lor' love you, sir,
she was so short sighted that she
couldn't tell whether it was a house or
hedge on the other side of the way.
She did so laugh when I told her there
was a young man lockin ot her ! Then
when she turned her poor blind eyes in
that direction promiscus like how he
jerked away his head, as if he had been
a stealin something ! It was a great
misfortune for him that I had put ia
my oar, for all his long, lonely, quiet
looks was now at an end. The young
lady could not refrain Irom turning her
head sometimes ; and every time she
did so it gave him such a scare and a
spasm ! liut wnen, at last, sue got up
now and then, as if to look, full length,
at something in the street, he fairly
bolted from the window. He couldn't
stand that, not by no manner of means ;
little knowing, poor roul, that the eye
that had bewitched bira tlid not carry
half way across the street.
" That is excellent, excellent ! " said
I, for we were now evidently coming
to the pith of the story, "bat they no
doubt met at last?"
" You shall hear you shall hear,"
replied my landlady ; " but I must first
tell you that one day when he had been
driven away out of fall sight by the
full length of the young lady, I went
out for a couple of chops for their din
ners. Well, I was gone ever so long,
for I was not to be elone out of a penuy
a pound so easily ; but in coming home,
as the young lady was sitting sewing
awpy, I thought I would just pass by
the other side before walking over, and
so, mister, while going by the house, I
looked ia at his window and there was a
sight to see 1 lie had retired to the
back part of the room where he was
sitting, his back to the wall, his two
elbows on a table before him, and hi3
chin resting on his knuckles ; and thus
had he been staricg, for two hours,
probably, right across the street, nu-
seea and alone, with that young lady
before him like a vision, as it were, of
his own calling up. As for the meeting
of the two"
" Stop, ma'am J Before you come to
that describe the young man."
" The young man, if he were a young
man, was a s'eady, grave, sedate, quiet
iadividurJ, who might have been all
ages from twenty-five to fifty. lie wore
black clothoe and a white cravat ; his
hat was always smooth and glossy ; his
boots looked as if they had been French
polished ; his hair was brown and
combed smooth, and he walked as if he
was measuring the pavement with his
steps. lie left the house at one hour and
returned at another, neither a minute
earlier or a minute later ; and he in
dulged his poor heart with the young
lady for the same space of time every
" And the heroine ?"
"The what, mister?"
" The young lady I beg pardon."
" Oh, she was a nice sort of a person
of two or three and twenty ; light-heart
ed, but quiet in her manner, with a good
complexion, pretty enough features,
taking them all together, and light blue
eyes with the hazy appearance of short
" There, go on to the meeting."
" I'm a-coming to it. It was one day
that the Farlor and the young lady wero
out ; and the whitefish being fried
beautiful, I was standing at the window
wondering whatever could have hap
pened to keep them out so long, when
the clock struck one and I sees my
youug man, as usual, open his door,
come and glance over to the young
lady's window with the tail of his eye,
walk away clown the street so steadily
and straight that one or two stepped out
of bis way.thinking he was measuring the
pavement. Well, who should be coming,
right iu his front, as if for the express
purpose of meeting him, but our two
ladies ! I declare it put me in mind of
the appointments in the papers, for the
sake of matrimony, with somebody as
has honorable intentions and means
" The young man went on for a while,
as if he meant to cut right through be
tween the mother and daughter ; but
his courage failed him at last end ho
stopped at a window, and stared iu ut
the bill, " Iaj School for Young La
dies," as if he had ne ver seen such a
thing before in all his born d8ys until
they had passed sometime. He then
set off again, and disappeared without
turning his head."
" To V e 6ure it is," said my landlady,
" and the only meeting they ever had
for that very day the Parlor had a let
ler ironi .trance or oootlana or some
other 'place abroad, which- made her
give xne a week's warning : and at the
end of that time they went off and
never saw them more.'
" And is this your story, madam ?'
asked I, getting in a downright rage.
" I told you from the first, mister,'
replied my spare landlady, flaring up,
" that I had no story to tell, and if you
don't choose to hear the end of it you
can ust let it alone, there !"
"It is the end, my dear madam, that
I am dying to hear. Tou have so inter-
essea me, ana nave so cnarmiDg a way
with you, that really "
"Well, well. It was eight months
before I heard anything from the ladies,
and tnen I had a few lines from the
Parlor, telling mo she had given up all
thonght of returning to America, as her
daughter was now well married and she
was going to live with her. I hardlv
knew at first what the letter was about
or who it was from, for the young man
waa gone, too ; he went soon after them,
into one of the western states ; oat on
the Pacific elope, I believe they call it
so I heard and what with crosses of
my own, and the tax that congress was
going to lay upon furnished lodgings, I
had forgotten all aboat them. By the
end of the year things were very dull
with me. The parlors wero empty, and
the two pair back had gone eff without
paying his rent. The New Year's morn
ing of that year I was sitting alone, for
the girl was out, and thinking to myself
what was to be done, and what a differ
ent New Year's this was a-going to be
from many that I could remember, and,
longing for a good, sociable, prompt-
paying lodger, when all of a sudden a
knock came at the door that made my
heart leap into my month. Not that it
was a loud, long knock clatter, clatter,
clatter ; nor a postman's knock ra-tatt ;
it was three knocks ; three moderate,
leisarely strokes of the knocker, with
precisely the same number of seconds
between them, and I could have sworn
the knocks were knocked by the young
man, for many a time and oft had I
heard them on the door on the other
side of the way."
" I hope to graeious you were right,"
"Never was wrong in my life," said
my landlady, "when I felt anything.
Black coat, white cravat, smooth hat,
glosey boots (French polished), brown
hair, all were unchanged. He looked
steadily at mo for some seconds when I
opened the door, and I was gust going
to ask him how he did, and wish him a
happy New Year, or something that way,
when he just said ' Lodgings ? 'Yes,
sir,' said I, 'please to step in ;' and I
showed him into the parlor. He looked
at everything minutely, but withost
moving from where he stood at the
door ; at the table, the chairs, the mantel-piece,
the chimney-glass ; I am sure
he noticed that the tail of that lion was
broken (but the hussy as broke it
tramped for it, 1 can tell jon !) nothing
escaped him ; and at last he looked at
the window, and at the chair the young
ladv used to sit in as she sewed ; and
then, turning quittly around, he walked
"What do you think of them?" I
asked rather anxiously, a3 I followed
him to the door.
" Wouldn't suit," said he, and so he
went away. I was a little put out, you
may be sure "
"I'll take my corporal oath of that,"
" But not so much as you thiuk,
either, sir," said my landlady, "for I
could not help feeling sorry for him.
But yet I own, when at the very same
hour the first day of the next ye "
" New Year's, next year !"
"On the very day, honr, minute,
second, the same knock, the same look
in my face, the same inspection of the
room, the same gaze at the young lady's
chair, and the same answer : ' Wouldn't
suit !' The next year"
" My dear madam ! how long is that
"Well a matter of twenty years."
I was glad it was no worse, for a mis
giving had come over me, and my im
agination was Iooing itself in the dis
tance of the past.
" The next year," continued my land
lady, and the next, and the next, and
the next, and the next, was as liko as
could be. Sometimes the parlor was
lit ; but it wa3 always jnst the same ;
he wonld see it, ' as it might do for an
other time ;' and the lodgers beiug out
he did see it, and still it ' wouldn't suit, '
At last one New Year's I happened t
be out myself, not thinking it was the
young man's hour, and my ! as the
thonght struck me when coming home,
it gave me such a turn ! I felt as if I
hadn't done right. Bat it was of no
consequence to him ; he only stared
twico as long when the door opened and
he saw a strange face. Bat he went in
all the same, locked at everything, as
usual 'wouldn't suit!' At all these
visits of inspection his stay was always
of the same length of time to a minute,
and when he went away I found for I
did watch him once he went straight
to the railroad depot.
" Well, sir, you may think, as years
rolled on, that I saw some difference in
tho young man's appearance. But he
didn't grow a bit older. His hair
changed, but his face was like granite
stone. His pace became slower ; but
for that, he only came the sooner, so
that he might have the same time to
look and get back to the depot for the
" Then he seemed to tremble a little
in his walk, bat ho had now a cane to
keep him stiff and upright ; and he Btill
looked as if he was a-measuring the
pavement, only taking more pains about
it. I cannot think what it was that made
me care so much about that old young
man, for I never in my life exchanged
more words with him than you have
heard. Bnt once whe'.n the clock was
fast, and he hadn't made his appearance
at the hour, I sat quaking in my chair
and growing eo nervous I felt as if I
should fly, and when the knock came I
started up with a scream. But this
was after we had been well nigh a score
ef years stecastomed to each other.
Earlier I was sometimes cross ; that
was when we hardly had any lodp:ep,
and the parlor neve-r would suit. But
it was all one to him. He didn't mind
me a pin not even when, being in
particularly good humor, I asked him
to stay and share my not very sumptu
ous dinner. He jast looks as usual, as
if there was nobody ia the world bu
himself. I was so nettled that I thought
of repeating the invitation and point
ing to the young ladie's chair ; bnt it
was a bad thought, and I am glad now
that I kept it down. Ho grew more
and more infirm until, at last, one New
Year's he came and went in a carriage,
although he would not make use of the
coachee's ana either in getting in or
out. I had a sore heart and dim eye
looking arter him.
" The next year, you may be sure,
waa at my post as usual ; but when he
came near the house, I was so figety
and nervous that I could not sit down
but kept going from the parler window
to the door, and looking at the clock.
xne ciock strucn ana mere was no
knock. Poor old young man ! In ten
minutes more there was the postman's
knock, and I took the letter he gave me
into the parlor slew and desolate like,
mi - -i s vvsiosi
ine gin was out ; we naa nardiy any
lodgers ; things were very blue indeed;
our dinner was almost a failure ; I was
sore cast down. Bat business is bus
iness, and I opened the letter, which
was no doubt about the apartments, for
I never got any other kind ?
" This time it was from a country at
torney, telling me of that death and s
clause m the will leaving two thousand
dollars to me, for my trouble in show
ing the lodgiDgs that wouldn't suit.
tell you I was took all of a heap. The
whole tweaty years seemed to bo upon
my brain. The young man the young
lady the meeting he couldn't stand
the long loving looks across the stre
the visits to the parlor where she had
lived, and sat, and never saw him the
grave face the sinking limbs the
whitening hair the empty ledgings
the money. I was alone in the house
felt alone in the world : and straight
way I throws the letter down on the ta
ble, and plumps me down in a chair,
and burst out a-crying and a-sobbing.'
Here my landlady stopped, and here
ends a tale that wants nothing but in
cident, plot, character, coloring, a be
ginning, a middle and an end, to be
rather more than of the common run.
The reader may write the history of the
young man in volumes, may complicate
the incidents to his heart's content, and
marry them all if so desired, but he
cannot now find mv landladv in the
'lodgings t hat wouldn't suit."
Lucy Hooper, writing of Paris fash
ions, says that they are taking a new
and attractive departure. Trimmines
have had their day, and flounces, pleat-
mgs, pulls and leopmgs are virtually
defunct issues. Long, plain trains, re
quiring no end of material, and rich,
heavy stuffs are the grande mode. In
trimmings jet is out of vogue entirely.
Fur bands are worn extremely wide,
and feather bands are verv much the
fashion. The great novelty is a band of
bird's down indifferent colors, in which,
at equal distances, a small hollow is
formed to simulate a nest, in each of
which tho head of a bird is placed.
The aim of dress now is to show off the
figure as much as possible. The close
fitting cuirass corsage and apron tunic
have been supplemented by the cuirass
and the tablier in one, a sort of sleeve
less polonaise composed of steel or jet
beads, fastened up the back and fitting
close and smooth to the wearer's figure.
A womaa with a beautiful figure, at
tired in these later styles, is delightful
to look upon. Evening dresses are
worn with corsages cut extremely long
in front and excessively low. Bonnets
are growing larger and larger, and are
trimmed with ostiich-feather trimming,
or else with t wo ostrich feathers crossed
over each other, a silk scarf around the
crown, and behind a large bow falling
on the catogan braid.
A (iigantic Water-Lily.
While the celebrated traveler, M.
Marcoy, was exploring the tributaries
of the Amazon, he found in the Nuna
lake, near the mouth of the TJcagali
river, a gigantio species of the Nym
pbaja, which he concluded to belong to
the same genus as the Nympbaja Victo
ria, The surface of the lake was, in
places, covered with the immense leaves
and magnificent flowers of this huge
water-lily. The leaves, of a brownish
green tint, lay like broad carpets on the
water, a multitude of plovers, ibises,
spoonbills, Brazilian ostriches, and
other tropical birds, were running over
them without at y danger of being sub
merged. The outer "petals of the flow
ers were of a milky whiteness, and the
inner ones of a dull red with violet
spots. The weight of a single leaf
which the discoverer secured was four
teen and a half pounds, and its circum
ference was twenty-foar feet nine inches.
The flower, which measured four feet
two inches in circumfrence, weighed
hree and a half pounds. Its outer
petals were nine inches in length. A
bud weighed two and a quarter pounds.
The stout stems of the flower and bud
were covered with hairs three or four
inches in length. The leaf Btalks were
as large as a ship's cable, and resisted
the combined efforts e f several men to
detach them from their anchorage at
the bottom of the water. They had to
be severed with a woodman's axe. The
veins of the leaf, which was perfectly
smooth on its upper surface, were an
inch in diameter and bristling with
prickles. This giant plant abounds in
various waters in the region of the
Amazons its interlacing stems often
forming an effectual barrier to the pro
gress of a canoe.
Times are hard in Spain, bat the na
tional spirit of the people is not crashed
by any means. The cry of the masses
is : " Bread and ball fights." No steps
of importance have been taken to pro
vide bread, but they have jast inaugu
rated a 8300,000 amphitheatre at Mad
rid for the bull-fighting.
A number of prominent young men in
New Orleans have organized a society
under the name of the "Young Men's
Monumental Association," having for
its object the erection of a monument
to the memory of the men who fell in
defense of tho popular movement of
the 14th of September. One thousand
dollars have already been subscribed.
TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1875.
TIIE RATE 08" INTEREST.
World ot Financial Philosophy for
The usual rate of interest in the west
ia ten per cent., and it is generally be
lieved that this is the correct measure
of the value of money. If the measure
of the value of a commodity is what it
will bring, this is trut ; but if the true
measure of value is wlat the article can
be made to yield, it
is not true. Ex
Ind business men
ffive it as their mai
sre opinion that
there is no kind of
foperty as profit
able as money, loaned at ten per cent.
which is tantamount tS sayinp that the
average yield, of industries, enterprises
and speculations is l$ss than ten per
cent, on the amounts invested, or in
other words, that 'money is not really
worth ten per cent., There are several
considerations that eTDglfcen this con
elusion. Money loaned at ten per cent.
will double itself ia seven and a half
years ; ten thousand dollars will grow
into twenty thousand in that time, and
twenty thousand will grow into forty
thousand. That the average investments
in business ventures and industries will
not do this is too well known to need
demonstration. While a hundred men
who loan money at ten per cent, com
pounded, will, with prudent manege
ment, double their fortunes m seven
and a half years, one hnndred men who
borrow rnon y at that rate will fall, in
spite of all the prudenco and foresight
they may exercise, to double theirs. So
far from it, fifty of them, if not more,
wm nreaK. There is nothing more
clearly established by the experience of
business than the fact that a man who
conducts his enterprises on borrowed
capital whoae only resources, or chief
resources, are tbe products of bills
drawn on his shipments will, ia four
cases out of five, come to bankruptcy,
and a farmer who mortgages his farm
for half its value to secure money at ten
per cent, in hope that its net yield will
pay the interest and principal, will, in
four cases out, of five, be sold out,
These plain ar.d well known facts ap
pear to prove tbat the average annual
product of money invested in com
merce, speculation, industry and agri
culture is not ten per cent., and that.
while it may bring that price, it is
really not worth it. If all classes cf
borrowers in the west could be brought
to appreciate this important fact, it
would be worth millions to this region.
There is a world of financial philosophy
in it. Nothing is more absurd, and, in
the long run, more disastrous than the
delusion that a man can get rich by
borrowing money to speculate on ; it is
the secret of four-fifths of the cases of
bankruptcy that occur in business and
of the sheriff's sales that take place in
the co:ntrv. 5. Louis Republican.
The Style at Washinaton Weddings.
The English fashion has become uni
versal in Washington iu conducting
weddings. Groomsmen are elone away
with, and ushers take their places. As
these last are essential to the number of
eight, the supply of suitable and avail
able young men would be exhausted if
eight more were necessary as grooms
men. Besides the effect around the
chancel is finer, if the girls' pretty
dresses are not marred by the inter
mingling of black coats. Gentlemen
ought to rejoice that they do not have
to go through the trying ordeal of kneel
ing around a chancel in full view of
hundreds of eager, curious eyes behind
them ; girls who attend a wedding just
for the sake of the scenic effect. The
floating drapery of the bridesmaids ap
pears to even greater advantage when
the fair wearers kneel in graceful pos
tures, but the men look ridiculous with
their coat-tails touching the steps, and
the soles of their boots turned upwards.
At a glance the observers can easily tell
if those boots are old or new, and the
number worn. So groomsmen are things
of the past, and the best man has only
to stand by the groom until he receives
the bride. The ushers, after seating
the guests, walk up the aisles of which
they have charge, after the bridal party
enter, and take side seats. Washington
Reproduction of Old Thoughts.
Nothing is more strange than the in
cessant reproduction oi oia tnougnts
under the guise of new and advanced
opinions. It would seem as if the hu
man mind, with all its restless activity,
were destined to revolve in an endless
circle. Its progress is marked by many
changes and discoveries ; it sees and un
derstands far more clearly the facts that
lie along the line cf its route, and the
modes or laws under which these facts
occur ; but this route in its higher levels
alwavs returns upon itself. Nature and
all its secrets become better known,
and the powers of nature are brought
more under human control ; but the
sources of nature and life, and thonght
all the ultimate problems of being
never become more closely intelligible.
Not only so, but the last efforts of hu
man reasomnpr on these subjects are
even as the first. Differing in form,
and even sometimes not greatly in form,
they are in substance the same. Bold
as the course of scientific adventure has
seemed for a time, it ends very much a
it began ; and men of the nineteenth
century look over the same abysses of
speculation as did their forefathers
thousands of years before. No philoso
phy of theism esan be said to have ad
vanced beyond the Book of Job ; and
Prof. Tyndall, addressing the world
from the throne of modern science
which the chair of the British associa
tion ought to be repeats the thoughts
of Democritus and Epicurus, as the
last irnesses of the modern scientific
The song of Sixpence.
Mr. Tyler, in his "Primitive Cul
ture," thus applies to this work the law
of the interpretation of myths : " Ob
viously, the four and twenty blackbirds
are four and twenty hours, and the pie
that holds them is the underlying earth,
covered with the over-arching sky : how
true a touch of nature it is, when the
day breaks the birds begin to sing !
The king is the sun, and his counting
out his money is pouring out the sun
shine, the eolden shower of Danae, The
nneen is the moon, and hei transparent
honev the moonlight. The maid is the
rosy figure drawn, who rises before the
sun. her master, and hangs out the
clouds, his clothes, across the sky.
The particular blackbird who so tragi
cally ends the tale by snipping off her
nose is the hour oi Bunsnrae.
TOM PAGET'S WIFE.
The sun had just gone down below
the level, glittering breast of the great
ocean. The short drive at Long Branch
was all alive with glittering carriages,
dainty pony pfcaatons, and equestrians
of both sexes and from her seat on the
porch of the pretty little gothio cottage
that faced the sea, Mrs. -Pierre Paget
watched the gay throng of fashion with
a calmly contemplative eye.
She was a pretty widow, with hair
just beginning to show silver gleams
beneath its covering of Nile-green rib
bon and Maohlin lace a white-handeel,
soft -voiced widow, who wore softlv
rustling silks and great solitaire dia
monda in her ears, like drops of glitter
ing water, and always spoke in languid.
gently modulated accents, as if it were
too mucb trouble to raise her voice.
Just opposite her lounged a brilliant,
dark-eyed girl, with shining jet tresses
twisted and wound about her head, and
pierced here and there with the blade
of a pearl-hilter dagger. Her dress
was of pure white muslin, with a scarlet
silk scarf, looped with careless grace
over its billowy breadths.
Diana Hall was a southern belle and
she had come to spend a few weeks at
the summer cottage of her friend Mrs,
Paget partly on the score of friend
ship, partly to get her roses and vitality
for the next Savannah season.
' So Tom is married ?" said Miss
Diana, listlessly interested in a great
ocean steamer, whose black trail of
smoke could jast be seen against the
' Yes," said Mrs. Paget, with a scarce
ly perceptible cloud on her serene face.
" His wife is here."
"Here with you ?"
" Yes. She went for a long drive this
morning, and she ought t have been
back long ago. I expect her every min
" What sort of a girl is she ?" Miss
Hall asked, not tbat she particulaily
cared, but it was de regie to show some
sort of interest in the newly-wedded
bride of her hostess's son.
Do you want me to tell you the
Of course, I do."
Well, she's Tom's wife, bat she's a
tall, awkward, raw-boned creature, en
tirely without the element of style,
ignorant of the commonest accomplish
ments, with absolutely nothing to rec
ommend her but a contralto voice and a
pair of fine eyes."
Dear me !" said Miss Diana, arch
ing her black eyebrows. " What could
have possessed Tom to marry her ?"
"I don't know," said Mrs. Paget, in
accents of despair. "And he don't
know either. I asked him the question
point blank, the other day. 'I sup
pose I was under a spell,' said he.
' The fact is, mother, I am little disap
pointed in Emily. But I'm married,
and the ceremony can't very well be
Just like Tom," said the pretty
brunette. "Tom was always baying
new toys, and getting tired cf them
even when we were children together."
"Just like Tom," echoed Mrs. Paget,
bitterly. "Bat, unfortunately, this
toy can't be thrown away."
Bat you say Tom has gone to
" Yes ; he can get rid of her, but I
can't," said Mrs. Paget. "As my
daughter-in-law, l am bound to give
her the shelter of my home and but
what was that rustling sound ? "
Mis3 Diana turned her head. "Only
the muslin drapery inside the blue
ribbon fastening has given away."
But Miss Diana Hall was mistaken.
It was the rustling of a woman's dress,
as Mrs. Thomas Paget, who had heard
the entire dialogue, hurried from the
room, her hands tightly clasped over
her eyes, her teeth unconsciously set
For Emily Paget was only sixteen,
and these revelations came like a thun
derclap. Many a time in the brief
weeks of her wedded b'fe had she had
her deubts and fears, but never any
thing to compare with this. Tom was
ashamed !of her I Tom was tired of
her? And Emily, who with all her
drawbacks, had a true woman's heart,
threw herself on the low, chintz-draped
sofa in her room, and burst into a tor
rent of passionate tears and sobs.
And yet it was all true enough. She
acknowledged to herself that it was all
true. She had been an uneducated
country-girl when Tom Paget, shooting
down at the New Jersey marshes, had
chanced to come across her uncle's
farm, and asked temporary lodgings
there. He had loved her so he said
at least and married her. And for a
brief while she had dvrelt in Arcadia.
But now now I
She could not die would to God
that she might ! She could not vanish
into the ground and become as naught.
Bat of one thing she was qnite certain :
she would never be a blemish in the
eyes of Tom Paget again.
And the wrst of it all was that she
loved him still.
No one bnt God ever knew what the
poor girl suffered as the purple twilight
faded into dusk, and the stars shone out
above the white foamed tumult of the
sea. But her mind was made up at last.
"Mrs. Paget," she said, next morn
ing at the breakfast-table she could
utter the sweet word "mother" no
more " will you grant me a favor ?
Will you let me go home for awhile ?
Mrs. Paget hesitated and played with
her crested chocolate spoon.
"I do not think Tom would ap
"Tom is not here. And I cannot
stay here !" the girl interrupted.
" Homesick, eh ?" said Mrs. Paget,
with a little soft laugh that sounded
like a purr.
"Well, if you are determined upon
" I am determined !"
" You will be sure to write frequent
ly?" " As frequently, no doubt, as you will
care to hear from me," said Emily, not
without an accent of bitterness in her
"It's just as well," said Mrs. Paget,
afterwards to Diana Hall, "We can
have Sylvia Dare here now for the mas
querade hop at the Continental. And I
was bored to death with that half-civilized
" I don't wonder," said Miss Hall,
with a curl of the upper lip. " She
seems a perfect Goth 1"
But Emily Paget did not go home,
Her uncle and aunt, hard-working folk,
imagined that she had married into a
sphere which waa all rose-leaves aad
sunshine, and ehe had not the heart to
dispel their fond delusion.
"I'll go to some boarding-school,
she said to herself. " I'll study hard
not only books ar.d the keyboard of
the niano. but manner and style. I'll
make a study of the most lady-like girl
in school. I'll accomplish myself so
that no hauty minion of fashion shall
look down upon me again as that Diana
Hall did f Tom has iriven me lots of
money; he was always generous enough,
as far as money went, and I shall be
able to manage things as I choose 1"
An occasional letter posted from the
country depot nearest to the Jersey
farm, kept Mrs. Paget advised that her
i!angh.ter-in-law was alive and well, and
for more than that, the fashionable wid
ow cared little. She wrote back per
fumed billets which Emily did not take
the trouble to open.
" I'm so glad she's oontenttd to stay
rav." said Mrs. Paget. " It's such an
immeasurable relief to me !"
Thomas Paget stayed iu Earope four
years. When he returned, he was older
perhaps wiser than on the outward-
" Well, mother," said he, " where's
'In Jersey, I suppose. She has
spent ahem a great deal of her time
there since you went away, and as we
did'nt expect you back so soon "
"All right," said Tom, with a yan,
I suppose I must go there and get her,
one of these days. By the way, mother,
who is that magnificent girl staying at
the San Pietro, with the Ponsonbys?
I canght a glimpse at her as she came
by this afternoon."
That Miss Wilde? Yes. I have
heard of her, but I've only been here a
week yet The season is early for Long
" She is a royal beauty I"
" So they tell me, and her manners a
model. She sings too like a night
ingale. Mrs. Yane is going to ask her to
assist in her ameteur morning concerts,
and I'm told she is the best waltzer at
I must be introduced to her," said
" Kate Clifford knows them."
" Then," observed Tom, " 111 do the
the agreeable to Kate Clifford, if she is
a little in the old maid line. For I
must know that beauty with the bewil
dering eyes and the hair-like burnished
"Fie, Tom! What would Emily
Tom Paget twitched at his long mus
" Mother." said he. " I married too
early to know my own mind. I was
"Most men are at one or another
period of their lives," said Mrs. Paget,
caustically. " Bat you're married now,
Tom, and you have only to make the
best of it."
" I know that," gloomily retorted the
. . , 1 1 1 1 - T i
young man. "iut ail tnis neeuni
stand in the wav of mv admiring a
pretty girl when I see her."
" It's dangerous, Tom,"
" I don't care a copper i' it is !" he
returned, impatiently. "There she is
. i mi r-
now on the sanas wanting wun hubs
Ponsonby and Kate Clifford. I can see
the outline of her superb figure in the
And he sprang across the threshold of
the low French window and hurried
down to the esplanade. He gained the
point; he got an introduction to the
reigning beauty, a3 yet, of the season.
"You tremble, Miss Wilde," he said,
as she accepted his proffered arm, leav
ing the other two to walk behind. "You
are cold. Allow me to get you a shawl."
"Thanks no ; I am not cold."
Something in the tones of her voice
thrilled electricity through him.
Surely, surely he had heard that deep,
rich voice somewhere before.
" Miss Wilde " he began in a hesi
tating, uncertain sort of way. She
stopped him with a motion of the hand.
" Let me correct you Mr. Paget. I
am not Miss Wilde. My name is Mrs.
Tom dropped her arm, staring and
Mrs. Paget !"
"Tom, have you forgotten Emily?
Oh, Tom, I meant to keep up the mask
a while longer, but I can't I can't. I
am your own Emily."
So they met again, the husband and
wife, after five years of separation ; and
Emily's innocent little strategy was
superbly successful. Tom fell in love
with her, as it were, a second time.
And Mrs. Paget is immensely proud of
" My daughter-in-law."
And with reason. For Emily is the
most beautiful and fashionable woman
at Long Branch.
" Only a proof," she says, " of what
a woman's will can do."
The senate sub-committee
offices and postroads have
work on the subject of postal
cies, and the following figures are given:
The states which report an excess of
receipts over the expenditures are ;
New Hampshire, 841,439.59 ; Massa
chusetts, $616,778.74; Rhode Island,
$11,865.79; Connecticut, S189.811.33:
New York, $1,121,468.98 ; New Jersey,
$47,573.05 ; Pennsylvania, $431,650.62 ;
all the rest of the states show that their
expenditures are in excess of their re
ceipts. Texas and California show the
largest deficiencies, they being as fol
lows : Texas, $5,24,854.01 ; California,
$504,178.76. Next come, on the losing
side, Missouri, Utah, New Mexico, Hli
nois, Nebraska, Ohio, Kansas and Min
nesota, all of which run over $250,000,
and most of them $300,000. The dis
trict shows a deficiency of $73,309.62.
The total deficiency is $7,309,845.59;
total in excess, $2,560,557.90. From
this exhibit it will be seen that in the
New England states, where there is a
dense population, postal service more
than pays for itself ; whereas, in other
states, most of which are sparely set
tled, the post office department is
A somewhat simple woman was asked
whether her husband feared God, and
replied : "I guess he does, for he never
goes out on Sundays without his gun
VOL. XX. NO. 28.
Charge of a Detroit Jndee.
A NEW TEAIt'b CAI.LEK.
John Robinson made New Year's
calls. He called on a saloon-keeper, he
called for liquor, called the liquor good,
and drank enough to trip him up. Then
he called for police, and when the police
came he called them liars and such.
' I was having a little fun." he ex
plained, winking at his honor.
" John Robinson, are you aware that
this is a very solemn world." said the
court, " a world which has teu heart
aches to one smile? Don't you know
that the gtim shadow of grief rests
upon every doorstep, and that the tomb
stones iu the cemeteries almost outnum
ber tho trees ia the forest? There's
wailing in every household, John Rob
inson there's grief in every heart.
And yet you claim that you were only
having a little fun T
" That s ell, your honor it was a
It was sad fun, John Robinson.
While all the rest oi us were swearing
off and making double-back-action re
solves while you were lying at the cor
ner of an alley dead drnnk. It is five
dollars or sixty days, sir, and if this
case was befcre a Chicago police judge
he'd make it five hundred dollars or a
It's the last time !" exclaimed An
thony Hock as he was brought out,
"You've decided to qnit, eh?"
"Yes, your honor yesterday was my
last drunk. I've been counting up the
cost, and I've made up my mind to live
sober and save money after this,
"Anthony nock, you talk like a man.
Tt does me good to hear a man spenk np
that wav in this day and age. It's like
finding a tea-dollar bill while one is
pawing over the ciotnes-nasKei to dis
cover where the hired girl flung his
Sunday boots. Stand right up to your
resolution, sir. I've been figuring a
little, and I find that if a man will stop
drinking liqnor, tea and coffee, go bare
footed, steal his wood, get trusted for
his provisions, cheat the landlord out of
his rent, stand up in church to save
pew-rent and live economically in other
respects, he can save at le ist $."00 per
year. Now then, $"00 per year for 400
years is $200,000. Just think of that !
Without any effort to speak of you can
in time be worth $200,000. You may
go home, sir !"
Elizabeth McNamara, a woman fifty
years old, got off the first joke of the
season when she walked out and an
nounced that it was her first Bppearance
here. Bijah laughed until his spec
tacles fell off, the clerk grinned like a
copper mine, and his honor stopped
paring his apple, stuck his knife into
the desk, and replied :
"Elizabeth McNamara, the sight of
that 'ere front door is not more familiar
to me than the fact that you have been
here somewhere in tho region of forty
times. What's tho charge, this time ? "
"Taken a drari a bit of a little
" I've let you off, sent you up, ex
postulated, pleaded and threatened,
and yet you come back here," he said.
" I was thinking the other day that if I
ever peered over tne aesK at yoar
freckled nose again, and
was drunkenness, I'd l ave
in two with a cross cut saw anu
pieces split up for kindling-wood ! "
" Don't do it, sir send me up again.
" I shall make it three months. "
" I don't care only don't taw me in
twice ! " she gasped.
"Well," he said, after pondering
over the case, " we've been to $10 ex
pense to get the saw, and Bijah has
anticipatetl great fun, but I'll see what
three months will do. Go back ant1 sit
down on the stove-hearth until the Black
Maria goes up."
CtltTIiDN t stand it.
" This is Daniel Caey,"said Bijah as
he banded out the last man, " and I can
tell you why ho was drunk."
" Casey wasn't sober I " continued
the old janitor.
His honor regarded him for a long
time without speaking, but finally said:
" The prisoner can go, and, Bijab, if
you ever sit down on this court with
another pun like that, and are acci
dently shot next day, your friends
musn't ask me for money to help bny a
liaising Td!aet-o in the Sonth.
Iu many portions of tho South, before
the war, very much of the tobacco used
among the farmers was grown upon
their farms and plantations. In Missis
sippi, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, the
Carolinas and Louisiana, there waB
considerable tobacco grown tut a few
m-v 1 1 l-lll t
years ago. jnow there is mil nine at
tention paid to growing this important
crop. The consumer confines himself
to a better or finer cultivated and manu
factured article. The old "homo twist"
is hardly to be seen, where a few years
ago little other was to bet had. The
poorer classes, with colored population,
since the settlement among them of the
northern element, have received very
luxurious notions in their drinking,
smoking, and chewing habits. The finest
whisky or brandy is sought after, while
the old " white wheat" and " peach and
molasses" are fast going oat of use.
Fine smoking brands of tobacco are now
in use, as well as the most popular plug
and fine cuts. Those who should be
the producers are consnmers of the very
article they could grow more cheaply
than others, now much like nonsense
it looks for Connecticut, Iowa, Missouri,
Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennes
see to raise tobacco for the south and a
large export trade !
The idea that cotton had ceased to be
king in the south was a most absurd and
premature one. That more corn is
grown, we do not deny, but not to the
considerable extent we have been led to
believe by the reports of those who de
sired to make it a corn-producing coun
try. 1-xpenments have been made in more
than thirty counties in Texas, the past
season, in growing tobacco of the vari
ous varieties, to test their adaptability
to that soil and climate. The greater
part of these tests have been made in
northern and central counties of the
state, where the Missouri and Ohio
population has settled. With a pro
tracted drouth and an early frost, still
the result to the planters has been the
most satisfactory. Texas will become
one of onr most excellent tobacco states.
Cor. Rural World.
8ATIXGS AND DOINtiS.
New York letter-oarrien now deliver t
mail on Sundays.
Centkb of gravity a Quaker meet
ing. Beforr taking liberties with a strange
dog observe his tail and wait for tho
Smr nations now fill their lamps
and kindle their fires with the non-
explosive kind. Germany used mors
than 52,000,000 gallons last year.
The California highwayman still rob
stage-ejoaehes and breaks female hearts.
He wears a slouched hat, short cloak,
red shirt, heavy monstaaho, a lock of
lady's hair next hia heart, and baa
tassels on his boots.
A Dakota miss of thirteen, and as
pretty as a girl of that immature ago
can be, recently eloped with a wild In
dian boy about nineteen years old.
When last seen tbe couple were flying
across the prairie on a pony with their
faces toward the setting sun.
British parson and oommerciil tiav-
eler in the cars (ennverration slow).
Usual question, "What lino nro you
in ?" etc Tarpon answers with a f int
joke, that he ii " in the spiritual line.
"nn, ha," says the other, "L!ssed if
I didn't think so. But, I say, hat a
price you have got gin up to."
The English pos offico pays. The
receipts for 1H73 amounted to SJ.630,
000, the expenditure at the same time
was $18,965,000, leaving a surplus cf
no less than $7,775,000. There are
42,000 persons employed in the depart
ment, of whom many are women, this
number including 12,500 postmanfe-rc,
9,000 clerks, ami about 20,K)0 sorters,
carrie rs and messengers.
The kind of whii-ky they have in
'Frisco : " After tbat tho cUth cs took
off, and tbe liquors war bro't iu. And
wot liquens they wuz, too ! Tbe whmky
l ii . i I.
wuz none o tun yer uin-i mat mnnea
a man feel like snyin: ' I kin lick any
son of a gun in the houoe',' snd nikes
him snianh things ginerallr. N Mr. It
war the kind tbat jit muW- a nmu lift
his glass ginlly, and says : Joe, old
pard, I'm lookiu at yer.""
A Yokohama correspondent saw
European ladie-s, elegantly dr (.ne-d in
full evening costume, on their way to
some dinner party in a baby carl drawn
by stout coolies whose only clothing
was the tattooing on their b l..i and
bretch-cloths, four inches wide. One
doesn't mind it after a while, bnt at
first it seems very odd. So it elid to
see a naked ooolie operating a sewing
The word " bonanza" has I fcn freely
lauuehed upon tho sea of journalism,
and is likely to loconm a l ousihtdd
word. A Nevada paper says it is Span
ish, and means "fair weather at fea,'
Applied to mining it means "a liody of
rich ore." When a Hpuninh miner
strikes a good vain, ho nph to tho
query : "How are you getting t.n?" in
bis owh language : " Ob, ir e n bonan
za," which means in AmericHU slurg:
" Oh, we're all hunkeydory ! "
Tui'K Hospitality of tbe home in
never loudly and noisily demonstrative.
It never overwhelms you with its greet
ing, thoneh yon have not a doubt of itn
perfect sincerity, ion are not disturb
ed by th3 ereaking of the domestic
machinery, suddenly driven at unwont
ed speed for vour accommodation.
Quietly it does its work, that it may
pnt you in peacable possession of its
results. He is net the true host, tho is
not the lest hostess, who is ever going
to and fro with hurried action, and
flurried manner, and heated counte
nance, as if to say, " See how hospitable
I can bo ;" but rather tbe one who takes
. i : : . 1
your coming Willi quiet (iiRnny ui
noiseless painstaking ; who never ob
trudes attention, yet is very attentive
all the while ; who mokes you, iu tno
word tho most expressive we-rd in tbe
English tongue to be at home. Tbere
is no richer, deeper, larger hospitality
Fakmkhs and elairynien have from
time immemorial imap-ined tbi-y knew a
cattle diseapo called " boru ail" or
" hollow-born." Trof. Crsoy now tells
them it is an old wiveV fable. 1 be pro
fessor has cut open innnmerb1n horns
and found them all hollow. He tells
tho cow-doctors there is no such disease
as hollow-b'irn." The cure practiced
is to bore into tbe boru and inject some
remedy. Tbis is generally followed by
bleexling at the nose, which iH supHHl
to be a symptom ef tbe diM-nso and a
sign tbat tbe remedy is becoming ffe-ct-
lve. J lie proiesseir n y -nm
skulls that the nasal passages aro nor
mally connected with tbo hollows in
the horns, snd tbis accounts for the
boring and tbe internal application of
tbe remedy. Horned cattle gene-rally
will be glad to hear tbat tbe stirpery of
the gimlet is not rececnrv to their
health, as scarcely any of them ever got
through life without lK-ing horribly
Men We Don't Want to .Meet.
The man who grnnts and gawps m h
gobbles up tbe soup, and at every other
mouthful seems threatened with ft
The man who, having by an accident
been thrown oncei in yeur compuny,
makes bold to brawl your nunin out,
and to shake yonr hand profuse ly when
you pass him in the street.
The man who artfully prevokes you
to play a game of bUlimls with Urn,
and, thongh he feigns to be a novice,
produoe-r, his own chalk.
The man who can't sit at yonr table
on any sett occasion without petting on
his legs to propose some stupid toast.
The man who, thinking you are mu
sical, bores you with his notions on tbe
music of the futnre, of which you know
as little as the music of tbe sphered.
The man who wears a Lile hat in
winter, and smoke-s a pipe w hen walk
ing, and accosts you as "old fellow"
jnst as yon are hoping to make a pood
impression on emo we-ll-elnpe-d lady
Tbe man who, knowing tbat yonr
doctor faces him at table, turns tbo
talk so as to'uet him talking doctor'
The man who, with a look of nrgent
business, when you are in a hurry,
takes yon by the button hole to tell you
a bad joke.
The man who, sitting jnst 1m bind you
at the opera, destroy half your enjoy
ment by humming all tbe airs.
The man who makes remarks en your
personal adornment, auks yon where
you buy your waistcoats, and what you
paid for your dress-boeitf.
The man who lards bin tnlk with lit
tle scraps of French and Ge rmsn after
his return from a continental tour.
The man who spoils yonr pleatiure ia
seeing a" new play by applauding in
wrong places, and muttering in stage
whispers his comments on the pi t.
And, to finish with, tbo man who
draws back slightly to fcppreeiato a
picture, oooly conies aud hIumIh in front
of you, and then receding aluo, tread 3
upon your toes, iuncA.