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THE TVASHLffGrTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, APREL 11, 1894.
You will have
To move faster -
Than Coxey's army
In order to secure a pair of these SPRING SHOES or OX
FORDS at these Bargain Prices, viz:
1 lot Ladies' $3 Dongola Button Shoes, Patent Tip, for $1.50.
1 lot Ladies' $3 High Russia Bluchers forSI.95.
I lot Ladles' S2.50 Russia Blucher Oxfords for SI. 50.
1 lot Ladles' S2.50 Dongola, Patent Tip, Oxfords for SI.SO.
Your size is here to-day, but may not be to-morrow.
The Warren Shoe House,
GEO. W. RICH, 919 F Street.
a Girl's Safeguard
A girl nover enhances her business pros
pects, says the Ladles' Homo Journal, by put
ting aside her dignity toward her cmplojcr.
It raay seem to her that other girls, adopting
a different course, enjoy more advantages
and make speedier progress. Eut this is in
tho seeming, never in tho reality. Familiar
ity hero breeds absolutely nothing but con
tempt. This is one of the most unfortunato
elements in the entranco of woman in tho
business world, and ono of tbo principal rea
sons why I oppose ner doing so except where
actual and dire necessity compels it. I know
of all too many cases where girls havo been
placed in the most trjing of positions in this
respect. It is unfortunato. but it is
true, that there aro men who are
all too ready to Like advantage of their
positions in life. And under the wrong im
pression that It means a surer hold upon their
positions tho employe tolerates the familiarity
of tho eniploj er. It is the position in which
many a girl in business finds herself. Inex
perienced, she bellies her position is at
stake, not knowing that her tolerance brings
that end closer than would her assumption
of tho po'itlon her own feelings dictate.
Respectability is a girl's greatest safeguard
everywhere, but nowhere isitsuchuvit.il
safeguard to her as when suo must
rub up against tho world and be,
in a measure, her own protector. Busi
ness men. generally speattn,:, drnw a
sharp distinction between their acquaint
ances of the oflk'e and their social friends.
Tboy do it because experience has taught
them it is the only wise course. Trom this
attitude on the part of tho emplojer the girl
in business should profit. Let her keep her
social life and her business life as distinct as
josolble. Anything but an assumption of
quiet dignity on her part takes away just so
much from herown usefulness in the business
world, and lessens, rather than increases, the
repect of her cmploj er. I do not mean by
this that a young woman should assume a
chilling manner toward her male superiors
or equals in business Woman's greatest
charm is her ability to be womanly, and
womanliness racjns exactly what tho word
implies and nothing more. But, likewise,
nothing rise. It is. perhaps, because busi
ness is still a noe!ty to women that so many
girls have jet to le-irn the lesson that coquetry
hai no Dlaco in tbo commercial world, anil
that to presume upon u kindness extended is
a fatal mistake. Tho girl whom the man of
business respects most highly is tho girl who
carries herself o as to win his respect. And
a man's true respect for a good woman means
the very best that is within him.
Shoes and Hosicrj.
From Harper's Bazar.
Buttoned boots of Trench kid or morocco,
tipped with patent leather, aro the walking
shoes for Spring. They are mado amply
large. and are cut in English fashion with
low, broad heel, pointed toe, and a straight
edge on tho buttoned lap. Patent leather
amps with kid or cloth tops are on shoc3
lor the more elaborate toilettes of the after
noon. Theso are mado on Spanish lasts,
with arched instep and high heels almost
like those of the Louis Quinze shoe. Low
Oxford tics will bo worn in the Summer, made
eotinly of patent leather or of russet leather,
or of black kid with patent leather tips.
White canvas shoes will bo used again in
midsummer. House slippers of patent
leather or of colored Suede bear a large bow
in front, with sometimes a Uhiue-stono buckle
in the strap.
Black stockings remain in fa or, whether of
silk, lisle thread, or Balbriggan. Their chief
rival is tan-colcred hosierj, which is most
often chosen to match Suede ties or slippers,
though with these black is also permissible.
With evening toilettes stockings match the
slippers, which are of tho material of the
dress, molro. or else of satin, moire, or Sudee
of the same color.
Suicide by Charcoal.
From the London Standard.
A letter from Marseilles relates the dra
matic suicide of 31. Scmama, a rich foreigner'
who settled in that town many j ears ago. He
was an extremely eeeentrio gentleman, who
had converted the villa he owned inthePrado
into a paradice, where, in immense conserva
tories, he cultivated fruits and flowers in all
seasons of the year. Ho would have all the
fruits on the trees within reach of his hand,
and every branch which grew too high was
eut off. About two jcars ago he deeidedupon
tho manner of his death, and by his orders,
aud under his superintendence, a lofty ami
spacious vault was coustructcd in a corner of
his girden. This vault, which could bo her
metically sealed, was furnished with a reclin
ing chair, two large candelabra, and two Im
mense pans, which were kept constantly
fllle 1 w.th charcoal ready for lighting. On
several occasions II. Semama entered tho
vault after having had tho candelabra lighted
bv his servants; but until yesterday ho had
lone nothing but meditate there. Yesterday,
however, he waited till his servants had with
drawn, and then set lire to tho charcoal. Ho
stretched himself on the reclining chair, in
which position he was found dead soon after
ward. Girls, Do Not Use Slang,
trrom the Toledo Blade.J
I havo often had to blush to hear girls uso
slang, or at least attempt to. catching up the
by-words of the street and using them as if
they w tro tho familiar speech of home. It
shows first that the person Is not accom
plished in speech and has a limited range of
worn-, mucu uoes uer no creuit. mo use of
right w ords comes from tho association with
other minds, either in books or in society or
Translated from the French.
The pupils of the Polytechnic school of
Franco have a queer way of expressing tho
fact that one of their number has become de
ranged. They say of the afflicted man that
he is '-transferred to tho thirteenth" for it
is statistically truo that every thirteenth man
succumbs to tho severe mental strain required
for n successful completion of the prescribed
Iteno Tavcrnicr graduated at tho head of
his class, and was consequently freo to em
brace tho civil career. To every one's sur
prise, he preferred to enter the artillery. In
all scientific requirements ho ranked pre-eminent,
but his records for military tactics and
horsemanship were deplorable, as was also
his want of neatness and discipline. Ho
would nppear on parade without a collar or
minus his buttons, which usually only clung
to him by n thread. Ho would answer roll
call long after the drum had ceased beating,
and then wonder why his appearance should
create such n disturbance.
In his opinion the captain had a queer way
of instructing tbo men.
"Mr. Tnv ernier, you will report for two days
under arrest. Beturn to tho line. You do
home. A girl's mind can bo judged by her
cholca ot words, and that choico is influenced
by her associates largely. But tho great and
overwhelming renson for the girls not using
slang is. that often, perhaps ono should say
generally, slang originates in soino anecdote,
oftentimes exceedingly vulgar and of evil in
tent. I have heard girls use slang phrases
that if a stranger heard ho would eoneludo
that they were familiar with obseeno and vilo
stories, so vile that gentlemen would not re
poat them to each other. Yet they had heard
men use these expressions and had used them
themselves entirely unconsclons of their
meaning. They would havo shrunk back
with horror from tho U'-o ot such words if
they had known in what they originated.
Tho languago of concert halls, saloons, and
low resorts, of tho vilest places oftentimes
Alters into tho public speech, and is taken up
by tho press, and girls aro apt to adopt these
expressions, when if they knew the origin of
them thej would not for tho w orld make uso
of them. Oood, clean, clear, wholesome Eng
lish, as musical as Irving and Goldsmith and
Addison could write, is tho proper languago
of girls, and v. lienor er they uso slang to
brighten language with thev tread on dan
gerous ground. I onco heard a pretty girl,
as good as sho was pretty, uo some slang
phrase, very much In vogue with certain peo
ple at that time. After sho had stepped asido,
a young man said to another: "Is it possible
that shn has the slightest comprehension of
tho words she has been using.'" The other
said: "I know she has uot; sho Is a clean
minded gill, nud would be shocked if sho
were told that she was using tho familiar
talk of places of lo.v resort." Suppose there
had been no kind friend to thus apologize for
her. Gins, don't Use slang.
GOKXS FOR LITTLE GIRLS.
Betiveen 11 and 14 tho mother finds tho
most trying time in the matter of clothes
f-elcetion f or her oung daughter. Sho does
not wish to rush her into tho maturer styles
of early womanhood and she cannot keep her
in the baby frocks suitable for her little sis
ter, therefore sho anxiously looks about for
some particular modo, neither too young nor
too old in its makeup. This spring there are
some especially pretty models for
girls of that age, the four illustra
tions given on this page showing as
many unique idea3 that may bo followed out
in materials and colors to suit individual
tntes. A pretty braid-trimmed frock is In tun
crepon, with the drapery of the shoulders
and joke ornamented with rows or fine
brown silk braid. Tho skirl has the braid set
oa in vandv kes, caught with velvet rosettes.
Tho belt is of velvet Unlshed at tho back by a
Tho next for Summer afternoon wear is of
white China silk, with trimmings of green
velvet ribbon. This stylo is especially pretty
in pale blue and brown velvet. I tie tmrd
costume is of navy blue hop sacking, with
s-lk ruffles ov er tho shoulders, trimmed with
gold braid. This braid is used on tho skirt,
set on in four plain rows. The belt of blue
velvet terminates in long loops and ends held
by a gold buckle in the back.
"The fourth model is suitable for a girl of 10.
It is of gray Lansdowne, with a bcrtho and
epaulettes trimmed with oriental band trim
ming. Thre3 silk loops and buttons orna
ment tho front where tho shoulder drapery
meets. Tho hats worn by these voung misses
are quite up to date, the sailor with Mercury
wings being n shape much approv ed by oung
girl3. The dre-sier styles are feather and
blossom trimmed. With these guides before
them mothers snould net find It difficult to
plan tho wardrobe of the small daughter.
l'or.Mcn of Genius.
John An' what will you be doin', fri'nd,
after 1'avin" college?
Jones Well, John, you know there are
nlwaj s plenty of openings for a man of genius.
John (who doesn't see tho connection)
Sure enough, sor; but what will jou be doin',
sor? Boston Home Journal.
The best possible time to secure subscrip
tions for a paper is just when it is gaining
in circulation fastest It is the best time
now for The Times.
The Ante a .Mill.
Cobble I played poker recently where the
limit was a cent and the ante a mill. Did you
ever play such a small game?
S'one Xo. I never plajedat the Million
aires' Club. Life.
Depended on Ills Wife.
Dickens Hello, Sraithers; do you know
Smithers Xot n thing, old fellow. My
w ife's been away for some time.
Lspcciallj for Women.
Tor outiug aud yachting dresses, cotton
ducks, with the real liucn finish, make up
splendidly and wear very well. In this mate
rial the basket weave is especially rich and cf
fectie. An effective way of making toilet articles is
to use dotted Swiss and embroider dalsv petals
around each alternate dot, making these
llovver heads all over the cushion or mat, and
finishing it with long and short stitch In the
same embroidery silk for a border.
It is the lady's place to bow at tho first meet
ing nftcr an introduction, if sho desires to con
tinue tho acquaintance. When making a call
agentlcmen takes caro of his own hat or coat,
and puts them on without assistance unless
in some way incapacitated when taking his
As tho early spring days advance wo shall
sco arrangements of sflk. tan, black, pearl,
olivo green, dull Venetian red and other quiet
tints, which will bo made with iong, grnceful
lines, which is a striking feature about the
new long coats and pelisses. These handsome
garments win be maup witn large, stylish,
roomy sleeves, capable of being comfortably
worn over others, and the largo lapels will bo
partially v eiled with rich lace. Lace will bo
worn more than ever.
not know your lesson."
"Permit to remark, captain, that this is
hardly the way to teach it to me.
"l"ou may tako four days more."
"Delighted, captain, to see that you appre
ciate the justice of my remark."
Why this singular fellow had chosen a mili
tary career was a mystery to his companions,
who even then considered him "slightly off."
Onco assigned to a regiment, matters were
infinitely worse. Arrests rained upon his in
different head, for he whiled away his hours
of captivity by solving intricate problems des
tined for Dublication. works which trained for
him complimentary letters from the leading I
When I met Tav ernier he was with the
Eighth artillery, stationed at Metz. He seemed
placid enough, but his wide-open eyes had a
somewhat restless glance, and his eccentrici
ties had already become proverbial in tho
lie occupied an apartment consisting of a
small bedroom and an enormous parlor,
scantily furnished with a grand piano placed
between tho two windows and a round table
In one corner. This arrangement of things
removed oil useless obstacles which Tavemler
might have encountered in his endless walk
up and down. On tho tablo were invariably
placed a bottle of absinthe, one of syrup, a
decanter of water, glasses, and plates heaped
with sweets and cakes. His orderly had in
structions to replenish theso provisions every
morning, for each afternoon" they were con
sumed by a bevy of pretty actresses, ehorusi
girls, and ballerinas, whom the "crazy cap
tain," as they called him, invited to n
' CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
Disousscd by Jessie M. Burgoyne In Dona
hoe's for April.
Have they ever been considered, ever clas
sified and arranged? Have conventions over
discussed them and brainy men and women
ever fought for them? And what besides a
punishment (generally over-severe for some
great fault and not in one case out of a hun
dred properly adapted to the child's tempera
ment) is the result of any attempt on tho part
"of tho small sufferer to secure them?
Children hava a right to tbo uttermost care,
attention and consideration, even when it in
volves serious discomfort and trouble on the
part of the parent. The children did not in
sist upon being born; they had no voice in tho
matter. To please ourselves we bring a little
soul and body into this world, endow It with
strong feelings and tastes, and the dally hurt
the one and ignore the other to suit our own
convenlenco, because "they aro only children
and will not know any better." Never was
there such a fallacy. They may forget
quickly, but while they last their small woes
are as deep as ours, and tho little heart which
is hurt by thoughtlessness aches as sorely as
it will in tho years to come. Instead of laugh
ing at the quick consolation, wo should thank
God for it.
Children havo a right to justice, and they
almost never get it.
There was onco n little girl who nlwnys bad
to choose between butter nnd molasses on
her griddle cakes, while her parents had both.
A trifle yes, of course, but not to that child;
it rankled all tier life long; tho Injustice of it
struck her afresh every day that camo. and
no lovo nor attention w hich her parents lav
ished on her in other ways over wiped out
They are expected to show self-control that
would honor a mature person. They sit at u
table loaded with dainties, and must eat un
inviting plain food, seldom varied and served
in a not very tempting manner. They aro
called greedy if thy beg for wlut every ono
around them is eating; nnd if they do not fin
ish all on their plates, in mn.nyca.se3 tho cold,
unnppctizlng mess is served thrm again '"for
disci plino und to tench them not to bo greedy."
Just try that onco on a grown person.
They have a right to their own Jittlo per
sons, and are they not constantly taken up,
kissed, and tossed around by people whom
they intensely dislike nnd whoso touch is
hateful to them? These aro only a few of tho
wrongs children suffer every day and all day,
and how any child grows up swect-natured is
a question not easily nnswered. Tho greater
rights, such as tho right to a healthy body, a
clear mind, and a proper 6tart in life, are sub
jects for a deeper discussion than I dare trust
myself to enter upon; but certiUnly a child
has a right to the same consideration a grown
person would demand, nnd certainly no duty
a child can owe a parent is equal to that the
parent owes a child, which was brought into
this world not of its own volition, forced to
grow up, flung into the battle ot lifo, and
handicapped with the results of the mistakes
nnd misdeeds of two or three generations.
Some of the Prettiest Plants to Grow at
Tho graceful drapery of climbing plants
which cover the nakedness of bare walls
gives to unsightly places n pleasing and artis
The cultivation of theso plant3 is easy and
tho fragrance of some is delightful. Among
the prettiest is pissifiora, or passion flower,
which, when plauted against the pillars of
the veranda, produces a mo-t pleasing effect.
They may be started from seeds obtained at
any llrst-ciass seed store.
Iho soil required to make theso plants pro
duce good results should be of a medium rich
nature. It is better to use some patent fer
tilizer for dressing, thereby avoiding noxious
weeds nnd more or less foreign seeds, which
aro liable to be found in stable dressing.
For flower beds the phlox Drummondll is
very efTectivi and almost uncqualed in va
riety of color. When onco they commence to
bloom they last tho entire season. Tho seeds
are easy to gather and incr ase in quantity
from v ear to v car. For early flowering the
seeds aro sown in the house In boxes during
tho month of March, nnd transplanted to tho
garden when the weather becomes warm.
Great caro must he taken to have the soil
in good mellow condition. As the seeds aro
fine, it is best to spread them on tho surface
and cover with a line silting of soil, says the
If a border be desired euphorbia, sometimes
called "snow on the mountain," would make
a very attractive and effectivo outline for the
A very pretty bed is oval in shape, with an
anchor "of perilta in tho center. This is an
ornamental foliago plant of a blackish purple
hue, the rest of the bed to be filled with candy
tuft of a white variety.
The great advantage of Times advertise
ments is that 10,000 people, friends of the
paper, are banded together to patronize the
HINTS ON HAIRDESSING.
Styles may come nnd styles may go, but the
sensible woman selects some fashion of dress
ing her hair as becoming to her and sticks
It is the frivolous and light-headed people
who are always changing about. There aro
few things more absurdly silly than tho prac
tice of taking up every new fad in the arrange
ment of the hair. Some women and voung
girls suggest to tho observer that they have
consumed all of their time and brains in this
portion of the toilet. Tho hair frizzled and
crimped, brushed up here and pulled down
there, knotted, braided, coiled Into the figure
8, and generally fussed with until it is a mercy
if the foolish victim does not make herself
look grotesque instead ot beautiful, as it is
very evident she hopc3 to do. It would bo quite
worth while for the av erage young woman who
desires to present an attractiv o appearance to
go to somo high-class artist and get directions
for doing her hair or, at least, a model from
which to work. It would savo her a great
deal of anxiety and trouble, unless, indeed,
she bo one of that variable sort that is satis
fied with nothing savo for n very short time.
Every head and face his some eminently suit
able style, and this should bo followed to a
certain extent, at least, during tho wearer's
Mario Antoinette, Martha Washington, and
other notable women would scarcely seem
like theirselvcs with their hair arraugod iu
the frivolous fashion that many women of the
day afreet. Imagine Trances Willard with
her hair in a straight bang or George Eliot in
a falso front or frizzes. Such a suggestion
would be ridiculous in the extreme. It is
only usage that makes us tolerate this nlsurd
practice of changing the style of dressing tho
hair so frequently. Women with dignity and
brains choose a stvle and adhere to it regard
less of these changes, and are much more ele
gant and attractive looking in consequence.
Great on Diamonds.
Mrs. Gossippe I hear jou attracted much
notice on your nppearanco in the social
Mrs. Ntimoney I should say so. I wore
on an averege from 520,000 fo 33,000 of dia
monds every ball I went to. Chicago lioc
ord. These ladles, in more or less startling
gdwns. seemed to enjoy these gatherings,
where they dissected their neighbors' reputa
tions, chattered, nibbled cakes, nnd imbibed
sweet wines, while their host, hands clasped
behind his back, walked through the long
extent of tho room. '
In Summer he wore a long coat of light,
figured material; In Winter a wadded silk
kimono. Turkish shoes curved up at tho
toes, nnd a smoking-cap, jauntily poisod upon
tho back of his head, completed his singular
Passing by each group, he had a word for
each fair friend. "Dear lady, why did you
not como yesterday? I was so uneasy about
you." "My dear, you are positively bewitch
ing in that hat." "Couldn't I persuade my
charming friend to nibble just one more litilo
cake?" etc Then, relapsinginto his habitual
silence, he would continue his walk, com
pletely absorbed in thought.
Nothing ever occurred at these somewhat
equivocal gatherings that would not have
been considered perfectly correct in the best
society. Only onco the usual calm was dis
disturbed by a little variety actress, who, In a
spirit of fun, had brought a Turkish fez with
her. As the captain passed her, she whipped
off his cap, and, substituting tho fez, ex
claimed: "Behold the pasha."
A general laugh greeted this sally. Tav
emler, at llrst surprised at this lack of re
spect, tore off tho offending head-dress. He
grew pale; such a terrible expression crept
Into his eyes that the light-hearted culprit
trembled in fear, and her companions no
LAWYERS LEAP SKYWARD
The Prosecution and Defense Indulge
in Pyrotechnic Displays.
SOME CAUSTIC EXCORIATIONS
Attorneys For and Against Miss Pollard Pour
Violent Invectives Into the Ears of the
Twelve Jurymen Terriblo Arraignment
of tho Plaintiff by Col. Thompson.
Col. Phil Thompson, formerly a member of
Congress from Kentucky, nnd one of the best
known men in Washington, entertained the
jury in tho Pollard-Breeklnridge case yester
day with a pyrotochnio speech such as has
rarely been heard in this section. The Blue
grass orator oneo had a great reputation a3 a
stump speaker, and Washington had a chanco
to seo on what that fame was founded.
CoL Thompson is a thick-set, chubby, red
faced man, with scant hair on tho top of his
head, talks in a free end easy but exceed
ingly vigorous manner. His speech was
snrinklcd with anecdotes, somo of them too
broad for reproduction, nnd his views regard
ing the stability of the seventh commandment
will doubtless provoke response from tho pul
pits of Now England.
Madeline Pollard did not hear the varied
terms In which her Wlow-Kentuckian
referred to her as an adventuress and shame
less woman, because sho left the court as
soon as Mr. Cnlderon Carlisle had finished
his pica in her behalf. 'Iho speech of Col.
Thompson will be concluded to-day and
then Major Ben Butterworth, another ex
Congressmen, who is a mild-spoken Quaker,
will follow him.
There was something on foot in tho Circuit
Court yesterday morning of which thospecta
tors did not receive the benefit. Judge Brad
ley held a letter in his hand when the court
met. in which ho seemed deeply Interested.
He called up to bis desk threo ot the counsel,
Messrs. Carlisle, Wilson, nnd Buttem orth,
.exhibited the letter to thum. and tbo four put
their heads together over tho document for
ten minutes. Then one of the jurors was
called up and the consultation was- prolonged
for ten minutes more, alter which Mr. Car
lisle took his stand by tbo witness box and
picked up the thread of his argument.
It is thought that tho causo of the con
ference was ono of the anonymous letters
which have poured in by bushels upon all the
court officers and every person interested in
the trial. Tho judge receives dozens of them
every day making all sorts of suggestions.
Major Butterworth is particularly favored in
the same way, while the postmen Ieavo great
sacks of mall matter at the offices and resi
dences of Messrs. Wilson aud Carlisle at
every round. Hardly a day passes but what
Miss Pollard is the recipient of offers from
theatrical managers, and even tho dimo
museums have an ovo upon her. Most of theso
communications aro disposed of by her law
yers and are never seen. Another class of
correspondence which has proven of interest
is In the way of suggestions from lawvers in
nil parts of the country covering points in the
testimony and prompting tbem to ask certain
questions of witnesses. Bomo of these sug
gestions have been utilized nnd havo proved
of value. Tho letter which Judge Bradley
spoke to the lawvers of and which seemed to
be of unusual import was probably ono of tbo
many anonymous communications which
havo" come to" the court in increasing numbers
as the trial has progressed.
Dark skUs were overncad and a drizzling
rain mado tho day oneof the most uncomfort
ablo of tho trial sb that there were few ieople
in tho court room. Among tho first to come
was Madeline Pollard, with tho more becom
ing bonnet which she has worn of late, and
the KentucLv Congressman, her antagonist,
somewhut paler than usual, his paleness no
ticeable because of the usual ruddy llush in
Attorney Calderon Carlisle took up his re
view or the Ustlmony where ho hud drupped
it last night, and devoted himself for tho llrst
half hour particularly to a discu-slon of Mrs.
Governor Blackburn's testimony. Ho re
hearsed in a manner devoid of rhetorical atti
tudes and in a colloquial tone bow Col. Breck
inridge had brought to the Kentucky laJy the
plaintiff in tnis case, saving that she was
much to him and would be more in the fu
ture, as ho intended to mnke her bis wife.
Iu commenting on tho testimony of Mr.
Claude do la liocho Francis, whoso residence
is in Xew York but who spends most of his
time In Europe, and who is a cousin of Ward
McAllister and nephew of the Marquis de la
lloche. chamberlain to the Ptpe, Mr. Carlisle
evoked tho smile which for some reason al
wavs flits across the court room at the men
tion of that charming young person with the
Mr. Carlisle laid strces upon tho fact that in
response to the no Ice for tho production of
Miss Pollard's letters, only those two which it
would be advantaeeous for the defense to read
were brought forward. After recalling how a
murderer had once been convicted because in
tho furnace in which he had thrust his victim
he had failed to consumetlie man's false teeth,
tho lawyer brought forth the workbasket
which had belonged to the late Mrs. Breckin
ridge, which the colonel had denied having
given to Miss Pollard, nnd re-ninded the Jury
ot tho testimony ot Mary Yancey, tho colored
cook, who had seen the pair sitting on the
sofa together with the basket between them.
From tho dramatic passage lu which ho
flashed the basket upon tho jury Mr. Carlisle
passed on to tho time when Miss Pollard took
Col. Breckinndpo from the side of his lawful
wife at tho house in Jefferson Place, with the
quotation from Mi53 Pollard's testimony. "I
said como to me Willie, and ho camo;" to the
interview iu tho office of tho Chief of Police.
to which the colonel has said ho was taking
mo young woman to piaconer in ma nanus oi
tho law, and where he had sworn, clasping
her band, to marry her on the 31st of May.
The history of similar cases did not show a
more complete chain of evidence. Mr. Carlisle
contended. The defendunt asked tue jury to
believe on his single word unsupported by a
shred of corroborating testimony or conduct
on his part that tho engagement ot marriage
had been a concocted subterfuge, to disbe
lieve the testimony of Mr-. Blackburn, ot
Major Moore, of Francis, of Mary Yancey and
many others, and against nil theso take his
own word for a story utterly and altogether
improbab'e, a story which he had every possi
ble" inducement to contrive and to stick to.
"That !e ense stands v holly nnd soiely
upon his unsupported word," continued tho
speaker, "I ak v ou to judgo him only by
what ho has told you here on this stand, a
standard bv which every witness can bo
judged without complaint. A father of a
family, with eight children, a dovoted wife,
he tells y ou he liv ed for nine years in calm, de
liberate adultery with this v oung woman, not
giving away to sudden passion, not led by a
misguided love, but that lust and not love
was tho bond between them. During these
years he was posing before the world as a
Christian statesman, a man high in tho coun
cils of tho Presbyterian church, giving coun-
At length, pointing to tho door, Tavcrnier
thundered forth these threo words, which
soundod like an anathema from heaven:
"Leave my presence!"
At tho stroke of five Tav ernier brusquely
stopped in his walk.
"My dears," said he. "it breaks my heart
to interrupt jour conversation, but I am
forced to beg for llv o minutes' silence."
He opened tho window, sat down before the
piano, played for two or threo minutes, then
leaned forward, anxiously listening to the
Evidently satisfied, ho returned to the in
strument and again executed several bars,
then closed the window and rapidly wroto
something in his notebook.
"Xow, my dears, pray continue your charm
His feminino friends had not failed to com
ment upon the apparent coldness ot their
host, whose friendship they would have been
willing enough to meet more than half way.
He, however, was evidently satisfied with
their multitudinous presence, and had never
evinced an individual preference.
In fact, he was desperately In love. Oppo
site his house lived M. de Vermon, whose
young wife was the object of Tavernier's
adoration. Strange to say, ho had never
spoken to her and had barely seen her. One
evening her pretty silhouette had appeared
outlined against the curtains: that was all.
But the sounds of her piano had often
reached his ear and soothed hfs poor sick
brain. Ho was satisfied with that Ideal
language which she and be alone might un
derstand. He never doubted that her confi
dences were gent to him through her music.
sel to saints and sinners, while his life Itself
was a lie. Ho asks you to believe him now.
on the ground that during those ball dozen
interviews with Mrs. Blackburn, a woman
high in the standing ot her state, who must
have won tho admiration of every mother's
son in this jury box, he told her and carried
on a complicated lie."
The exigency now pressing the colonel was
was for greater, Mr. Carlisle said, than any
which has hung over him before; the induce-
ment lor mm to ue was greaiec man ever, yet
he asked tho Jury to believe his uncorrobo
rated, word now on tho supposition that he
had always lied before when he mado tho
statements controverting his present position.
"This voung woman does not come before
you stainless, free from sin or impurity," the
attorney began, in comparing the character
of his client with tbat of the Congressman.
-'What la left now of her life?" he asked.
"He has bod it all. The opportunity had
passed (or him to make that reparation which
ho owed to her and himself. Whon you con
sider tno character oi mo witnesses on ootn
sides, when you think of this man with power
socially, politically, and otherwise, who ac
quired domination over thi-j unfortunate
girl, who ruined her life, ou cannot but bo
Hevo that he promised to make good to her
the ruin of her life, you can net with the
thought of the mothers and daughters in the
land refuse to make the only reparation to
this unfortunate p'aintiff.--
Remiuding them of tho $50,000 which the
declaration allowed tbem to nwnrdf Mr. Car
lisle closed his plea, and Madeline Pollard
and her companion loft the room.
Then Col. Phil Thompron faced the jury
CoL Thompson started off -with tbe proposition
tbnt his file lit was not responsible for dragging
this tnso Into court, tbnt It was not the provide
of the lurr to nunlsh his client lor Immoralitr.
although bo naked no lcnlncy nt the bar of pub
lic opinion. ho was It, be asked, who brought
into court this mass of flltu, sproadlnt; it through
th-j news papers before the daughters of tho
family. "I want you to try this woman aa a
bawd nnd a wanton, as eno has acknowledged
berpelf," be declared.
'Do you want to encourage every bawd and
wanton in tho country to bring their filthy suits
Into this court and corrupt the community?' lie
asserted that the suit bad been brought wltll re
venge as Its prompting motive, and told the
jurymen that if they had lived with the woman,
ns CoL Hrptklnrldge had. they would uot have
taken her Into their family, among their daugh
ters, and placed her at the bead of their tablo.
Kvery decent man would sustain the colonel in
bis refusal to do that
Il'-pinninc with Madeline Pollard's age slne,
he auld, she had claimed to have been seduced
by the colonel at the age of 17, he inquired why
her mother and the family Bible had not been
brought forward aa the beat proof of her age.
Back nt that time when she claimed that she
was 17 sho had been associated with Molllo
butnglebauer, nnd be could not understand why
so much bad been said about 3IoIIie J-hlngle-ba
uer, who was as good us the strumpets she
bad associated with. A good deal had been Bald
about so many witnesses for the defense having
been Iu houses of prostitution, but CoL Thomp
son had uo doubt that many a good fellow had
been insuch houses and could tell the truth about
what happened there as well as if It had hap
pened in a meeting house. If the people wanted
to find out what happened in these places they
must go after the people who had been there.
Turning to the occasion of tho mock marriage
at 'Squire Tlnsley'a, h said that 31 Iss Pollard
bad been in a state of debauchery and drunken
ness, although eho claimed that she was sick.
People generally said tbat they trero sic under
such clicnmstances. Mr. Thompson had been
there himself, he frankly admitted. Julian was
a pretty good sort of a fellow, although he had
shot out Ids eyes In one of bis drunken spree-i
He bad not wanted to tell what bo knew about
the girl, but it bad been dragged out of him, and
be had half apologized for her, saying that she
was as g od as the other girls In the locality.
Yet it was a fact that be bad taken her upstairs
when they wero drunk and laid her down on the
bed, "and was about proceediu to the perform
ance " CoL Thompson said, m his Kentucky col
loqulaliom, "when he wns scared off M
Aa he was proceeding to the diseusslon of sub
sequent events, be demanded to know where the
plr.intlff got so much money to prosecute this
c-we with all tbeae unnvehsary expenses and to
hire thee eminent rouubel, and he promised to
show that the woman had been a money-seeker
and a money-getter every step of the way, and
was trying to get money now she seemed to be
always daft about two things, was always trying
to get money and to go to school; bad been talk
ing about going to Berlin clean up to last FalL
Then she had always been wanting to get mar
ried; would have married old man Woods "If he
could have showed up the spondullx to take her
to Europe." CoL Thompson did not believe that
her mother had sold her out to Khodes a a Chi
naman sold his girL lie had been intimate with
her, and was sending her to school in good faith
inunding to make her his wife. Hiram Kaufman
was an honest fellow ; he could tell the truth if he
had been in a bawdy house and no oue bad been
brought to impeach his character, yet be had
told how be was lending Khodes his money nnd
bow he told H bodes be would not put up any
more unless he was shown the girL bo he was
shown her and he had described the perform
ances that cccuired there. John Brandt was an
other honest man and be had told the same
things. It was not imj ortant where these things
happened, but to know tbat they had happened.
by bad not some one besides two young men
who had been boys at that time come forward to
proTo an alibi'
When ills Pollard had denied that Phe wrote
tbat letter to Breckinridge she bad lied and bad
lost her case. The letter showed that.be had
come to the school en her invitation. It had
been said that this timid little girl would not ap
proach such a big man as Ureckmridge, but she
had told Low she introduced herself in the same
way to Kcssell, telling him that she heard of
him from c!He Oliver and asking him to take
her to the s;b.ooL Mrs. Brown had come forward
to purity the atmosphere of tbo school, and no
body cauld blamo her, because the plaintiff had
lelt a trail of impurity behind her wherever she
The contested black-bordered letter was pro
duced by CoL Thompson, cud he declared that
be was willing to stake the rase on that. The
cne phrase in It. that her troubles were worse
than a divorce suit, (showed that her relations
with lthodcs had been something worso than f be
would have people believe now. He laid par
ticular stress on the remark tbat her troubles
would cause a preacher premature gray hairs,
averring that tbat meant more than a simple
contract to marry Uhodes or refund his money.
Uow did she know that she was going to like
CoL Breckinridge 'Mr Thompson asked. "Was
net tbat an Invitation to come around, an Intima
tion that be was going to be. some sort of a favor
ite with her?"
"This Is a mot remarkable woman, gentle
men, she is alieady under contract with
lttodes, nnd ho was a poor man, a gardener,
and, according to her own account, he was spend
ing nearly every hard-earned dollar on her
bbe was blood-suckiug old Khodes out of his
money. She fcas said herself that she was en
gnged to cno man, was another mans mistress,
and was a bilkln anotberout of bis money, and
a school girl at that My God, If she ever gets
out of her short dresses, what a robber and a
plunderer hewill be. Tins is the bawd and
wanton who wants this honest Jury to give her
Judge Bradley nere Interrupted the speech
with a remonstrance.
Ovow, Mr. Thompson, please tako caro not to
uso such expis3 ons as that," ho said.
"U hat have I Eaid, your honor?" tho lawyer
"ojsaid MyGoiL "
...r beg your pardon, that was an InadTert
ance," CoL 'Ihoinpson responded, and then be
discussed tho improbability of tho young woman
accompanying CoL llrocLinridce to an assigna
tlcn houso in Cincinniti, as &he claimed, tho
day niter a drive, wheu ho had mado improper
advances and she had repnisM him.
o, sho wuswUliup nnd she wn3 anxious.
la a man and she a woman. I"nt th.it the
most liitely st jry. Tho next day she went to a
neF ro assignation houso nud he left her, she
waiting for his return. Was not that tho most
remarkable seduction you over heard op Itut
she said that she had dedicated herself to him.
Vo dedicate churches aud things that are
sacred t3 God nsn't this a remarkable dedi
cation, with this old uegro woman as priestess.
To dedicate herself coldly, knowingly, calmly
into tho life of a married man. W hat for? ot
lorloie, not for passion, but If ho is to bo be
lieved, for meney. AH this Jury know that she
doe not speak tho truth when she says sho
came to him without sexual fault."
After the noon recess CoL Thompson resumed
his speech, characterlziuc Miss Pollard as 'the
mot skillful adventuress who ever made a track
through a courtroom." He argued from dates
that CoL Bie:klnridge could not have been the
father of her first child. To give tho plaintiff a
and that site alone understood liim.
Uer piano told him all her life. She was
unhappy. Sho was married when very
joun:; to a man whose despotic nature
Dhghtcd her life. She thanked him for his
love; it was her one consolation and hope.
He, on the other hand, swore an unending
devotion, wished to live for her alone, to be
her saviour, to free her from her loveless life.
Every night Tavernler indited his imagin
ary conversations la his notebook. The last
leaf was found In his apartment after he had
left it for good. It read as follows:
He I could not close my oyes nil night.
At the thousht of your unhappiness, my
soul's desire, I wept. I must savo you. Say
tho word, and I am at your side.
She My life has become unbearable; come,
my beloved, I await you.
He Thank you thank you, I will come to
you at 10 o'clock. The carriage will wait at
That same night, about 10 o'clock, Tav
crnicr, in traveling garb, rang the bell at
Mme. de Termon's door.
"Announce Captnln Tavernler," said he to
31. and Mme. de Vermon were seated near
the fire. She was embroidering, whilo her
husband read aloud.
"To what may I attribute tho honor of
your visit, captain?" asked M. de Vermon.
"I have come for madame."
"Vou have come for my wife? How dare
you? Captain, if this is a joke, I swear to
"It is no joke. I am aware ot madame's
suflerintrs in this houso besides, it Is all ar
ranged between us." ,
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verdict would bo to convict Mollie Shlnglebauer,
John llrandt, lllram Kaufman, and the defend
ant of wilful perjury. Uo referred to Miss Pol
lard's statement to Claude de la lloche Francis
that CoL Breckinridge was a lovable and noble
man, aud said the defendant bad been the soul
of generosity throughout his deallrgs with the
woman Her letters to Rhodes, ho said, were
blind, wooden letters, to the man who had se
duced her, and she was demanding the money of
tho poor old man. as she would not hare done if
she had been pregnant by CoL Breckinridge,
bhewent at jthodes booted aud spurred, and
it was stand and deliver with her, telling him
that he could not como aud see ber unless he
put it up. Were those the demands of a school
girl to a generous old man, who was furnishing
tho money for her education?"
CoL Thompson said that Miss Pollard re
minded him of one of Proctor Knott's stories of
an old negro In Kentucky who was called upon
to Judge a dog. "'1 bat ain't no dog at all." said
the old necro. "she's a bitch fore Gawd: she's
bandy shanked, she's cat-haired, knocked kneed;
why I'd know that dog if 1 heard her whine any
There was much moro to the story, all of the
same strain, but It was noticeable that only two
of the Jurors smiled wheu it was related to them.
The story was intended to Illustrate that the
sisters at Norwood would have known Miss
Pollard If she had never been there, and In the
somo connection the attorney recalled the story
of the Tichborn claimant.
CoL 'Ihumpson, continuing, said that Miss Pol
lard had deliberately said that she had brought
.the suit for revenge, whereupon Mr. Vi ibon cor
rected him. Judge Bradley said: "There is no
cvidmce to tbat effect in thecaso," and Mr. But
terworth said: "I think she did not say that,"
CoL 1 horapson said he hoped the Jury would
correct him if he made any mistakes, as he had
not tried a caso for fifteen years and did not
pretend to be up in the law.
Proceeding, he referred to the forgetting by
Miss Pollard of tho name which she had borne In
the convent, told how she had gone with a reti
nue of her lawyers there, and he declared that
ho would take the word of the Sisters of Charity,
who had dedldatod their lives to help'ng the
poor, against tho word of the plaintiff, "with
everything on this earth that a false-hearted
woman, an adventuress, a prostitute could have
Inciting her to feed her passion for revenge "
In referring to the testimony of Dr. Bell
Buchanan, the colonel said: "1 never had much
of an opinion of female doctors anyhow. The
first one I ever saw of them was Doctor Mary
Walker," and he cavo a humorous description
of that person. Whenever there was an abor
tion case or a concealed birth, female doctors
were sure to drift into it. Referring to the
testimony of Dr Street that the man who came
to see Miss Pollard looked like a little pigmy
and was turning gray, be sold that the only man
In court who answered to that descxitpion was
"I haven't seen any man get away with her
along the line ot the case," he said a little later,
speaking of Miss Pollard. "ven the able coun
sel here who cross-examined her didn't get
much the better of her when be bad a whack at
lie told how Miss Pollard had gone to the con
vent last y&ar, not knowing that her child, born
several years before, was dead. "The first
born of a person that pretends to be a human
being," he said. "After eight or nine years,
when she had never raised her inhuman voice,
they tell you she went Into hysterica."
"Oh, inhuman woman!" he exclaimed; "in
human menster. In order to hide her own con
duct she lays It on this man. W e are appealed
to by this woman In stage play by the sacred
name of mother, trying to coin crocodile tears
over chitdreu whose deaths she had forgotten, to
coin money out of the pockets ot the man she
bad lived with in e,iual disgrace."
Producing the Christmas card found in the
volume of Irving at the convent, CoL Thomp
son said there Has no doubt it had been put in
there by some chicanery and Intimated that tho
writfng on it had been done by Miss Pollard,
lie handed it to the Jury with letters of the
plaintiffs to show the similarity of handwrit
ing. lie had looked the name Pollard ap In the dic
tionary and found that it meant a counterfeit
coin, "something that isn't true, aud that isn't
genuine and is dishonest." lie referred to the
life of Miss Pollard at Miss Hoyt's in Lexington,
when she had played the Innocent school girl to
the old ladles. Then he came to Miss Lowell,
the Capitol typewriter, and produced her mem
orandum book, to ehow tbat It ran in its entries
from 18S7 to 1S3, so that if the transaction had
occurred it had not been in 1SNJ. The charges in
the book mlzht have been' to Clifton Breckin
ridge, lie Thomp'on) found his own name In
the book, although he did not remember having
any work done by Miss Lowell, to whom he re
ferred as "the ola lady CwL inompson con
tinued in his picturesque way that "it knocked
the studn out of the cae "
The plaintiff swore tbat the name of ber last
baby w as "Bietz Carlisle," when the records of
the asylum showed that the only baby brought
there at the time was named 'liezt Downing"
"If you are going to concoct a story a record is
an awful thing to butt up against," he said,
"because it throws you down every time."
"The other side bad raised a great fu-s about
the colonel's signing her examination papers for
the civil service, certifying that she had a good
moral character. There v.ash'1 any fussing, or
stewing, cr kicking up of dust along about that
time," he went on. "Both of them were pursu
ing a course of mutual immorality agreeable to
both and were telling any little lies tbat came
along to help each other our. Every man In the
court room had told lies about these little do
mestic matters. If thero were any who had not
they had better go out for awhile because they
were too sanctimonious for the place. But the
attorneys on the other side seemed to think this
case was like that of the old preacher In Ken
tucky who was tried for adultery with one of the
sisters. The Jury, all men, returned a verdict
finding the minister guilty and acquitting the
Miss Pollard's testimony, from which he read,
showed that she admitted they both lied. In one
Instance she had called him out of Chamberlain's
to help her lie out of a scrape, "and Billy always
came," ho said.
Y hen he camo to Mrs. Blackburn CoL Thomp
son said that she was a lovely old lady, but sha
wasgottlng pretty well along in years. "Mies
no longer a maiden gay," he said, the wouldn't
tell anything that wasn't so for the world, but
"the old lady" was a little riled, frhe thought
she had been imposed upon, and wanted to put
it to CoL Breckinridge as hard as she could.
That's only human nature. I don't blame her.
I admire her spirit.
"V hy, I was afraid she would Jump down my
throat, frizzes and all, when 1 began to examine
The Jury was not to punish CoL Breckinridge
for immorality. All the great men of the world
had hid their foibles with women. When Julius
Cics-ar nas not making laws he was making love
to Cleopatra. David had put Uriah in the fore
front of Lattle becauso be had looked on the
man s wife and she was lovely.
"If there havo been any great men who were
net fond of women, they were great hypocrites,"
the colonel declared. Itiero was Bonaparte,
Washington, all of them who had their affairs
of love as well as var, and be added, "I don t
see whv tnis man, who Is no worse than the rest
of us. only ho has beeu discovered and we have
not, should be punished unless we are to be
If CoL Breckinridge had been disposed to lie
he might have kept mauy things to his discredit
out of tho case; only because he would not play
the part of tho hypocrite and perjurer he was
condemned. We are lookiug at this thing as
men of the world and men of common sense,
"the colonel said, going on to tell how the
colonel had provided for her. She had said that
she preferred being CoL Breckinridge's mistress
to Jim llhodes wife. Aud why, because, as bis
mistress she did not have to work, went into
good society, and bad intellectual companion
"Why, I had rather be the mistress of a man
like CoL Breckinridge, good looking and in
tellectual, than to sleep all the days of my life
'What! My wife asked you?"
"Madame herself has said nothing to me,
but her piano ha3 spoken."
It was then, for the first time, that M. de
Vermon saw the restless look in his visitor's
oyes, and he took in the situation at a glance.
Iteassurlng Mine, de Vermon, who clung to
him, frightened, he instantly added:
"Very well, I consent. My wife shall go
and make her final preparations for depart
ure. But before she leaves, captain, will you
allow me to give her a little advice?"
"Certainly, with pleasure."
M. de Vermon led his trembling wife to the
door other room and said In a low voice:
"Tell Pierre to call an officer immedi
ately." Then he returned and sat down near Taver
nler. "So, captain, you are persuaded that my
wife is unhappy here, and you hope to better
her lot by taking her with yon. You are posi
tively noble in your devotion to her."
"Not at all not at all. I love her with all
'Where do you propose going?"
"First to Italy, then to Spain, and finally to
"Splendid; but for such an extended trip
I suopose you have ample funds?"
"Of course." and Tavernler poured seven
or eight flve-frane pieces, the entire contents
of nis purse, into his hand, exclaiming:
"Judge for yourself!"
"You aro Indeed well provided in that
respect." said De Vermon. "Ono moro ques
tionare your papers in order?"
"I have no papers." said Tavemier; "be
sides, it any difficulty arises I shall simply
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Misses' Finest Oxfords 9ic
Ladlea' Strap Slipper, Patent Vamp fttc
Ladles Strap bllpper, JUI Leather T5a
beside an omnibus. That was the choice and I
think it was a good one," averred the defend
Coming down to the death ot CoL Breckin
ridge's wife the attorney said: "Then and there a
new ambition sprung up In her. She said here's
this old man I've swung onto so long; he's free
and now I'll make him marry me." CoL Breckin
ridge had never introduced her to Mrs. Black
bum and the other ladles in whose parlors she
had left ber slime, and yet it was demanded that
be could go there and admit his relations with
her. man would have done it. lie would
have looked pretty, assuming the role of the
seraphim, and cherubim driving her out of the
garden of Uden when sho was not there."
"This Is a common case, going on all the time,"
said CoL Thompson taking another tack. "Only
he's exposed and most of them aren't, and its s
good thing. But all of us have these relations
with women, that Is all men. Just to chow that
they are men. There may be some good fellows,
only I never met any of them. They start in to
have a little fun with a woman and the first thing
they know they have got into eternal hell witn
Here the court adjourned.
VHITE HOUSE PETS.
Besides I! nth and Esther There Are Doe.
Fish. Terrapin, and Other Things.
From the Boston Record
Washixotos. April 6. Besides the two
babies, Esther and Ruth, there are innumer
able pets at the Whito House. Scattered
through the broad piece of land belonging
ex-offlcio to the chief magistrate are a num
ber of hares running wild in the grounds and
furnishing rare sport for the foxhounds and
dachshounds belonging to Mr. Cleveland. In
the limpid pools of the rose and orchid houses
attached to the conservatories are hundreds
of Imported fish, the principal kinds being
the many-tailed Japanese variety ot goldfish
and famous paradise fish from Siam. Ad
miral Ammen presented the first goldfish to the
White House conservatory in 187d, and ther
have become very prolific since being placed
in their headquarters.
There is shortly to boa new arrival in the
White House grounds In the person of Hec
tor, the well known black French poodle of
Mrs. Cleveland. Hector has been spending
the Winter in Massachusetts, recreating dur
ing the cold weather at Buzzard's Bay, and
having for a companion there the St, Bernard
of Mr. Cleveland famous as a medal winner.
The great petattheWbiteHousenowisabow
legged, squat-figured dachshound, with long
flapping ears. He Is a recent importation
from Germany and is in high favor with Mrs.
One member of the White House animal
family came to a sudden end the other Jay.
This was a voracious tulip-bulb fiend in the
shape ot a raccoon, who spent his time in
climbing the trees in the yard. He was sent
as a present to Rath from a Democratic ad
mirer of her father's. But he made one foray
too much on the tulip beds, nnd tho story is
that a gardener's spade cut his earthly career
short, and that Trlvato Secretary Thurber wit
nessed the murder from his large window.
It is now a rule of the White House that no
bird shall be allowed to warble or even live
within the walls of the Executive Mansion.
Mrs. Hajes made this rule years ago, and it
has been obeyed as a sacred precedent. When
Mrs. Cleveland first came to the White House
to live after hermarriageshehod a pet canary,
which she brought with her. But the rule
against birds was explained to her and she gave
the bird away and kept the rule. Mrs. Har
rison also started to bring a couple of canaries
from ner Indianapoli3homebcforeshe learned
that birds were strictly tabooed Inside the
In the White House conservatories there
are halt a dozen tame land terrapins, more
useful than ornamental in destroying bugs
and worms in the rose houses. They have
become so tame during their confinement
that they will readily eat soft bread from the
hands of the attendants This is also true of
the fish in tho ponds, for when Gardener
rilsterer snaps his fingers aboe the water
there is a prompt and sudden rise of a school
of goldfish eager for refreshments.
A dance hall caught fire in Burlington,
Mich. "On with the dance, defiance to the
flames!" shrieked a young idiot. The merry
makers followed his advice until they gbt
their hair singed.
There's a woman in the Jail at Adrian,
MIcb., who has long made a practice of firing
a shotgun at any man who passed her retired
cottage. As she always aimed at tnern the
men did'nt mind this.
Bourbon Current, a farmer ot Bourbon
county. Ky., is likely to have to go to an asy
lum. He sold his farm at a low price, and
has been brooding over the thing until he has
become a monomaniac.
"I believe you would marry the greatest
fool on" earth if he were to ask you," said a
Pittsburg (Pa.)young man toayoung woman.
"This Is very sudden," she responded; "but I
think I shall have to accept you."
Two Hundred Behind.
Jess You said you v. ere going to speak to
father when you met him at the club?
Jack I saw him only once, and then he
was 200 behind the game. Puck.
Odd Sorts of Things.
The Salvation Army has Invaded thlrty-flvB
Tho total number ot men in the world's
navies is 237,000.
Homer mentions iron and ironworkers. Ho
speaks of or describes axe, shipwrights'
tools, plowshares, and chariot axles as made
Tho specialty of a Milwaukee scientist,
Prof. Peckham. is the collection ot a single
group of spiders those species which havo
Leather working wa3 practiced in Egypt at
least 4,000 years ago. There are manuscripts
of that age written on an excellent article ot
Soap is first mentioned in the ninth cen
tury. It was alluded to as In uso in Germany
for cleansing clothing and as an excellent
The South Sea inlands i3 the home of a
worm which emerges from its hiding-place
only one day of a certain change of the moon
A medical man has found out that dismal
weather has a bad effect upon the reasoning
powers, as well as upon the spirits. He says
his deductions made on cloudy days often
prove to be faulty.
say that I am captain in the Eighth artillery
that will suffice.''
"Still, I have my doubts."
At this juncture thero was a knock at the
door, and the officer entered.
"I am glad to see you, sir," said Do Ver
mon; "here is Capt. Tavenier, who proposes
to abduct my wile, only his papers are not in
"Then the captain will not be able to go
very far without annoyance. If he will ac
company me, I will procure the necessary
" ery well," said Tavernler; "but be quick,
for the carriago is waiting."
Just then his eyo fell npon the piano.
"I should like to notify mndame. so tbat
she will wait a few minutes." He struck
several chords, then followed, tho officer.
After tney had gone Mme. de Vermon en
tered, and threw herself trembling into her
husband's arms. "Hewesmadl" suidshe.
"Mad for love ot you," said M. do Vermon.
tenderly kissing her. "Poor Gabrielle, I had
no Idea you were so unhappy!"
The next day, accompanied by oue of his
friends, Tavernler left for rnrl3. They had
persuaded him that the sanction of the war
department was absolutely necessary for his
trip. He was first taken to Val-de-Qrace for,
treatment. He became worse every day.
If you visit the hospital at Charenton you
may see in the main ward a poor maniac in
cessantly walking, his bands clasped behind
him. Whenever ho reaches n window he
runs bis fingers over the sill, ns on the key
board of a piano, leans back, and listens, then
again resumes his walk. This is Bene Taver
nler, "transferred to the thirteenth."
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