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THE GLOBE HEPHBIIO. STOSPAY MORNESTG, FEBRUARY 8 1885
IA11 the Year Round.
The namo did not atmh-distinctively to
the house in which the MUs Harveys livod, '
but was the appellation of the whole short, j
wide, comfortable-looking street in which I
the Miss Harveys dwelt in middle-aged I
health and comfort.
Their houo, like most of its fellows, was ,
tall, of red brick, approached by four rather .
steep stone steps, and entered by a stout oak
door, on which gleamed a brass knocker of
good design ani workmanship, liut the j
Hiss Harvey.' house differed from its neigh
bors in resw-ct of Iwing more snon v as to its '
ttc, more brilliant to it-, windows, more
gleaming as to its knocker, and more up to
the mark as regarded its general appearance
tLan any of its neighbors.
"A therougbly well-kept house," the other
occupanU of the short street said, pointing it
oat with pride; "and inhabUed by two of the
bet and 'liest kept' in mind, heart and soul
women tint ever lived."
Dear ladies, lwth of them women who
had w-eatbered many a storm in early life,
but w ho had not got rougheno 1 or hardened
in the process; women who had seen a fair
property dissipated by extravagance on the
inrt of a father whom they had never found
it in their hearts to censuro; who ha I, after
that, been thrown into a tumultuous state of
feeling by learning that they were the co
heiress, of a wealthy uncle; women who
had worked patiently ani unceasingly as
eompjnlMis or governesses during several
years of their great expectations; and who
uau imaiiy been rewarded at their uncle's
death by finding that he had left the
bulk cf his property to his deceased
wife's niece "a young lady of considerable
personal attractions," she would probably
have boon described had she ligured in a
police report. As she never achieved that
celebrity, in order to put her personclle
plainly Iwtore, the reader, it shall bo said
that she was a One, well-grown, audacious
looking girl, enlowod with masses of light
hair of bronza and gold, thick, milky-white
skin, big blue eyes, and an inordinate love of
and craving for admiration.
To his own nieces the infatuated old gen
tleman, who liad made an heiress of this
Lillian Taylor, had left 200 a year each.
And on their united income of -JO) they re
tired to the house which had been described,
in the heart of a pretty wood ani river suxl
rounded town in South- Devon.
It was not an exciting or a greatly diver
sified life tMs, which the Miss Harveys led,
but they were well content with it, ani
grateful for the means of living it Their
tastes were siniplo enough to be satisfied with
the monotonous round of social life in the
little town and it vicinity. Their kinilv
natures compelled thorn to feel a strong in
terest in their fortunes and misfortunes tho
successes and sufferings of every man ani
beast in the town. Their yearning for travel
and adventure was amply gratified by then
drives through the surrounding scenery in a
low, four-wheeled carriage, drawn by a
shaggy, kut most sure-footed pony. The
"Western Morning News kept them quite suf
ficiently o,ted up as to contemporaneous
history. The dainty ordering of their
daintily ordered house gave them full
physical occupation without fatiguing
them. Their poorer neighbors relied on
them, with reason, for such help and
succor as they could afford Their richer
ones respected thsra. Every one who knew
them took an interest in their quiet happi
ness and unpretending ways. And, alto
gether, it may bo safely affirmed that two
happier and more contented maiden ladies
could not hava been found within tho limits
of the United Kingdom than were these two
Jills t Harveys of tho Plains,
Envy and greed were such strangers to
their breasts that when it was more than
hinted to them, on the occasion of their
uncle's death, that unduo and altogether un
seemly and iinpropr influences had been
brought to bear upon him in tho matter of
the distribution of his prorty. they reso
lutely closed the subject ani forbade fur
ther discussion on it They were grateful
for and satisfi;d with what ho had left them.
It was between Miss Taylor and her con
science it she hU bent or wheedled him to
her will by unworthy means.
They had been living in tho Plains about ten
years, and were looked upon quite as poople
"of good standing ani most desirable ac
quaintances"' by local society, when somo
new jwople, called Kestcrton, came into tho
neighborbool, causing considerable commo
tion in tho aforesaid society by their coming.
ine place they took for a term of seven
years was a picturesque, pretty, verandaed
hou-e, standing in its own well-kept grounds
oa the banks of a water lily bedecked pond,
which was just large enough to justify its
appellation of the Lake house. There was
no shooting let with the bouse, and the fish
ing in the pjni was not good enough to lura
tenants to the Lake house. The Kestertons
were absolutely unknown to tho best people,
or indeed to any people round about thi
region into which they had ventureX There
fore, local society put its considering cap on,
and came to the conclusion that, as it know
nothing either for or against tho Kestertons,
there must be something strange about them,
but that, until that Something"' transpired,
local society's plain duty was to call and en
They were almost transparent to the keen
local vision, those innocent Kestertons. as
soon as they were called upon. The motives
which had brought them to the Lake house
were open and honest as the day. Tho houso
was good and full of capabilities. The
country round was lovely in itself, and they
had been told, was plentifully sprinkled with
any number of good, hospitable, delightful
people, who were always glad to see new
blood infused into their social life. Mr.
Kesterton was an idle man. fond of trout
fishing, and the Avon, which flowed down
from the heart of Dartmoor, within easy
reach of him, bad a rare reputation for
trout Mrs. Kestcrton was fond of tennis,
and anxious to join an nrchory club. What
better opportunity could she have of gratify
ing theso titus of hers than by joining the
archery find tennis clubs at Avon Wiekf
The lady as something more than a good
amateur Artist, too, and the wooded slopes
and dells, tho wild moor distances, and the
high-hedged, flowery lanes all had their
charms for her. People with such tastes,
combined with good looks and fair fortunes,
were, on the face of it, a great acquisition to
For that their fortunes were fair was
reasonably to be assumed from the style in
which they came down an 1 took "up their
abode at Lake house, A correct but not ex
aggerated staff of servant?, a well-appointed
little carriage and pair of ponies for the
lady, a capital pair of hacks, and a sturdy
cob and a well-built dog-cart for the hus
band, betokened not only prosperity, but a
habit of living as if they were well accus
tomed to prosperity.
And that their looks were good no one
could deny. He was ono on whom "middle
age had slightly set its signet age?" but there
was not the slightest suspicion of "adipose
deposit" about him as yet Of stature fair,
with Ions, lithe, cleanly-cut limbs a well
groomed head and mustache, and a splendid
seat in the saddle, he was soon voted highly
decorative, both at dinner-tables and in tho
Highly decorative, "but not interesting to
talk to," some hypercritical people averred.
little thrill ot excitement wnen tney neara
they were to meet her at a luncheon party
given by their friend, Mrs. Hale, the doc
tor's wife. They looked oat their best old
lace rallies and collars ani cuffs aQJ P"1
their handsomest mantles and most irre
proachable bonnets, and went forth in quite
a little pleasurable .tremor of excitement to
Mrs. Hale's drawing-room was full when
I the Miss Harveys arrived, for in theso
hospitable regions luncheon is not a light and
airy nothing, to which you are invited to sit
down to trifle with fragmsntary delicacies as
an excuse for meeting and conversing in tho
middle of the day. It is rather a good, sub
stantial, sensihlo rewst, commencing with
soup and ending, after many intermediate
courses, with grapes worthy of being offered
up at the shrine of voting Bacchus.
Accordingly, wiso hostesses take the oj
portunity of wiping off tho scores against
them by inviting just as many to these mid
day feasts as they would to a late dinner,
which has its conveniences in the winter
season, when the precipitous character of the
country in this part of the county is taken
into consideration. So now Mrs. Halo liad
call-d in a large number of the nicest people
sue jtiiew io come ana cat luncheon nni look
at Mrs. Kesterton.
The Kestertons were in admirablo timo;
they timed their arrival with such oxquisito
punctuality that, though tha luncheon was
announced the moment after they came, and
though they were tho last comers not a
single dish was kept waiting for an instant
cuuj, ii uuey nau ueen a few minntos earlier,
their kindly hostess would have been better
pleased. She did so much wish to introduce
the beautiful Mrs. Kesterton to two or throe
of her old friends notably to her dear
friends tho Harveys.
But it was imjiossiblo. Luncheon was an
nounced, and Mrs. Kesterton swept off in a
pansy-colored velvet dress, the outlines de
fined with feather trimmings of tho snmo
shade, on Dr. Hale's nrm.
A little hum it did not amount to a
"buzz" of admiration followed her. It pro-
reeueii irom me assemblage of laiies and
was called forth "extracted" from them,
in fact by the way she had embraced cverv
ono in the genial apology she had made for
not having come two seconds sooner. The
perfect cut and fit of her dress had something
to do with it The Miss Harveys were so
taken with her profile and back views as
she slid into the drawing-room, ani was then
wheeled off into the dining-room bv her
host, that they quite felt that they had'lieen
culpably negligent in not having called on
'Really culpably nogligont," Miss Harvey
whispered to her hostress, next to whom she
was sotting; "and I am sure Cynthia feels
the same." Cynthia was tho second Miss
Harvey, tho staider and more thoughtful,
and, iwrhars, a shade tho less popular of
the popular sisters
"Miss Cynthia is quite struck with Mrs.
Kesterton's beautiful face I can see that;
sue uas nanny moved her eves from Mrs.
wasn't hi your way; such acharming beauty
as you, with all your money and lino dresses,
might get a real gentleman to marry you
now. Do you over think of tho day you be
gan to court ma firt"
"Silence, you coward!"
"No, I'm no coward; if Pd been one I
should have been afraid to get myself tied
up at the registry office ton woman who'd
broken tho law and married her bead aunt's
husband, .. that sho might get tho hotter
chauio ot poisoning bim, and working on
him to leavo her all his money. No, I'm no
coward, Lily don't you fancy I am one.
Why, J'ou'vo murder in your face now,
womin! Can't you take a jokef
He finished with an uneasy laugh, and
edged further away from her, as with a con
vulsive vittant movement she sprang from
her so.it His words recalled her to herself.
Sho clasped her hands tightly over her head,
an 1 murmuring:
"Murderl Is it murderf got herself away
out of tho room before ho could goad her
A fow days after this Mrs Kesterton sent
out invitations for nn evening "at homo."
Suohadcoiro to tho ond of her list and
heaved a sigh of satisfaction with a sense of
duty done, when sho suddenly remembered
that she had forgotten tho pleasant elderly
woman who had boon introduced to her at
Mrs. Halo's luncheon.
"There were two of them; I didn't catch
their uamoj did you J sho asked her hus
band. "Tnns Hardy, or Halton, or some name
of tliat sort," ho answered carelessly.
So, failing to get the requisite information
from him, tho hospiublo mistress of tho
Lako hou -o iuclosjd a blank invitation card
to Mrs. Hale, with tho request that sho
would till it in with the nanus of tho two
agreeable, maiden ladies sisters whom she
(Mrs. Kesterton) had had such great pleas
ure in meeting, but whoso uamos had un-
lortunately oscajoi her memory.
In duo time tho invitation reached the
Miss Harveys and the elder sister was duly
delighted at tho receipt of it But Miss
Cynthia manifested an unaccountable aver
sion to going to thj Lako housj under any
"Don't try ond persua lo mo, for your per
suasions will nil be thrown away," sho said
with what nppearel to her sister to be un
necessary vehemence, "I only hopo I may
never sot eyes on that woman again."
"Why," Miss Harvey questioue-L
"That I am not going to tell you."
"Then I consider you most weakly, not to
say wickedly, prejudiced," Miss Harvoy
said, with a greater air of severity than sho
had ever before assumed toward her sister.
"It's cruel of you to say that" MissCvnthia
said emotion illy; but though her tones were
wavering, hor intention apparently was not
for sho held to it stoutly for sovernl days
But on tho morning of the day the close of
which was to witness tho festivities at Ihn
Lako house, Mrs Halo privately instructed
many people saia tnov mignt nave neon rich
women if they hail liked to dispute tho dis
position of tho property out of which their
undo had tieen cajoled by the unhappy
woman they liad only known as Mrs. Kes
terton. A 111 Year for Weddings.
Weddings in In lia will be unlucky if cele
brated during this year. Every twelve
years in tho Hindoo calendar occurs a year
during which it is held that no marriage
must take place, and accordingly within the
last fow months tho matrimonial market has
beon unusually live). This custom will
greatly uffect the government registration
department, which is sometimes used to
register curious matrimonial provisions.
Thus, in ono village, a husband undertakes
bydeodnover to beat or abuse his wife; an
other bridegroom registers his promise to
live always with his father-in-law or pay a
largo sum in default and in another caso a
low-class Hindoo, who is the son of a second
husband, binds himself not to occupy such
.sw Hnuaumgo lereiiiuuiu as are lutenilou
vice was to tire gooa-numoroa tirades at the
urchins of the neighborhood, in words far
beyond their comprehension; that he had
given to no man and to no womin one hint
as to his past or his home, and that the
bravest of them had not cared to question
Laid beside these mysteries, the life of
Miss Denny was an open book that even tho
children could road. Its lessor wa pure
and simple. Even that missionary of per
sonal intelligence, who had taken upon her
self the rosjionsiblltty, of being mother to
the shock-headed boy, could find no broken
letter or distorted chapter in it that venom
would lie upon. "Know Janet DetinyP she
would have answered you, "Well, I should
say so. Sho was 31 last December, 10th I
believe jwrhaps tho 'Jth it was a Tuesday,
anyway. Her father gave up and died ten
years ago didn't amount to much, with his
readin' in the haymow, and a sermonizin' at
the woodpile. Her mother has beon gone,
too, goin' on five years. Smart gaL Takes
boarders, and her folks didn't even leave her
tho house she lives in. She taucht school
IE. O. Cheverton.
So long ago! It soems but yesterday
We stood beneath the quivering stars to
He hopjf ul as a man, mv woman-hnart
Faint with foreboding. "Love," I hear him
'Let you bright stars be witness while away
That I am true, for doubting doth impart
A hiln more grovious than the passing
Of sej nration." I nm old and gray
But still I wait and watch tho stars at night
I scarco can hoj, I liave no voice for
I cease to dream his form dotb glal my
I nly lovo and trust The stars are there
And he is true. And Lovo will reunite
Our sunder 'd souls, or hero or otherwhere.
for those of his class who are sons by first i once, in the seminary at Mayfield, but gave
WANDERING MINSTRELS WHO TRAVEL
FROM HAMLET TO HAMLET.
Luskin Is. Tho registration department also
lately prepared a dee I whereby two natives
belonging to opposite factions undertook to
enter into a certain religious dispute, tha
vanquished rido to pay an indemnity and
become tho victor's discip'e.
Kesterton since we saidown Mrs. Hale re- 5Iis liarvvS brought her forces to bear
joined in high good humor. Mrs. Kesterton ! "1u U, contumacious lady. To stay away,
naa tieen specially engaged, days lefore I
other poople were invited, to shine at this ,
luncheon. Therefore, Mrs. Hale was natur
ally well pleased that tho graceful attrac
tion which she had secured should In a
prominent object of attention and topic of
"Ah, Cynthia is an artist, you know,"
Miss Harvey said with pride. "Self-taught
in her youth, poor dear, we hadn't the moans
of, getting instruction for her but n real ar
tist, I assure you. She always sees more ia a
face than I do, reads off the bad and the
good that speak through tho human coun
tenance like a book."
"She can only readwhatiscoodintli.it
lovely face, I am sure," tho hostoss replied,
warmly; and Miss Harvey ngreed warmly
with her, and again expressed the opinion
that she and her sister had been culpably
negligent in not having called on Mrs Kes
terton before this
But at least the pleasure jf an introduc
tion to the bewitching stranger was prom
ised to her as soon as Mrs. Halo could get
the opportunity after luncheon. And Miss
Harvey, contented with this promise, turned
her attention to her imm.iiiato neighbor
during the rest of luucheon time, aiid be
came immersed in local politics
It was winter when this agreeable little
reunion took place at Mrs. Halo's hospitable
house, and that lady was utilizing her privi
leges and the occasion to the utmjst, by hav
ing an afternoon "at home" to follow tho
luncheon. Several youug ladies from the
surrounding country houses had been invited
to "bring a few song, and a littlo music,"
and their brothers and cousins, if these gen-
uemen coma i prsuaded to come home an
hour cr two earlier from shooting for tho
sake of hearing Mrs. Kesterton sing. Thesj
invitations had been freely responded to.
Soon there was quite a hula crowd in Mrs
Halo's drawing-room, and as it was thickest
round the popular beauty, the opportunity
of being introduced to tho latter, which MUs
Harvey so ardently desired, was lost to her.
Mrs. Kesterton sang well, and received all
the plaudits which her singing calloi forth,
sweetly and unaffectedly. Miss Harvey
ventured to remark to Mr. Kesterton that
"he must bo very proud of his gifted wife,"
on which ho roused himself from a day
dream and generously declared that ho was
"very proud of her; she was a real
trump! Sho did what sho wanted to do ani .
didn't care what any one ihouzbt of her.
She'd snap her fingers in anyone's fnco who
went agen her that's what she'd do; ani
why shouldn't she! she'd got beauty and
brains and a thundering good banking ac
count" Mr. Kesterton's manner and diction struck
Miss Harvey as being "odd," to say tha least
of it Indeed, thourii ho looked wall, dressed
when she had not tho plea to urgo of either
ill-health cr a previous emmzement. would.
! tho doctor's wife affirmed, have a very
i strange, not to say uncharitable and suspi-
' cious, appiaranca in thj eyes of nil thoso who
know she had bceu invited. Beside--, what
, was there what could there bo about V .
I Kesterton to make Miss Cynthia shrink from
! Briefly and emphatically Miss Cynthia re-
j "Heaven knows!"
I "You will spoil your sister's pleasure en
tirely by remaining away; it's not like you
to indulge a selfish caprice at the cost of her
happiness," Mrs. Hale urged.
"Oh, if you could let ma alone in this
matter," Miss Cynthia cried rather wildly;
"I'm frightened and miserable enough al
ready" She checked herself, and added
more calmly: "Think mo selfishly capri
cious, my dear old friend, if you will, only
don't drag me to do what my very soul re
"Dear Miss Cynthia, you alarm mo," Mrs
Hn'e cried with genuine concern. "Do you
know is it p issiblo that you can sus-poct
anything against that charming woman's
"I pray to heaven I may never set eyeT on
that charming woman again," Miss Cynthia
"lteally, you mako mo uueasy in spite of
my own conviction that everything is quite
right about tho Kestertons" said Mrs. Halo
in n vexed tone. "To bo sure, ho is not very
polished iu conversation, but he looks well,
enl one can't havo everything. However,
you have made ma uncomfortable. Miss
Cynthia, nnd I can't help feeling that you
are not acting w ith your u sual kindly tact
"If Cynthia is so obstinate I shall not go
either, and I havo looked forwanl to this
evening with greater pleasure that I ever
looked forward to any party since my girl
hood," Miss Harvey said resignedly, and at
this Miss Cynthia gave way and piteously
announcod that she would doa they pleased.
After making this concession she strove to
put a cheerful face on it ani took as much
trouble iu arranging her toilet for the even
ing as even Iit sister could desire.
-Wijs it any thought of its being the anni
versary of ioor, old Uncle Edward's death
that made you so unwilling to go to Mrs
Kesterton's to-night, Cynthia!" Miss Harvey
asked when thoy were dressed and awaiting
the fly which was to take them to tha Lake
. "Dear mo, no! It is tho 14th of January.
I had quite forgotten it," Miss Cynthia re
1 And then with a sinking of tho tone and a
beating of tho heart that was entirely un-
I suspected by her sister, she got into the car-
' riago and to tha the Lako house,
j Mrs. Kesterton was in "splendid form"
; that .night AU tha men assembled vowed
mat sne was so, and all tho women com-
JErdare Ilia Independence.
Alfred E. Lee In The Current
In estinuting the rates ot wages tho pre
vailing habit of paying gratuities, known as
trinkgeld (drink money in France, pour
boire) should bo considered. This viciou
custom, which, let us devoutly hope, mny
never take root in this country, bears the
stamp of tho ancient feudal system, which
made tho employer a master nnd tho em
ployed a serf, and Is ono ot tho most degrad
ing au 1 demoralizing influences which affoct
German labor. Not because the drink money
is actually spent for drink, or otherwise
squandered, although the laborer is naturally
prone to bo more prodigal of that which he I
receives as a gift than ho is of his regular
pay, but tho practice of miking part of his
compensation a favor to bo conferred at dis
cretion reduces his indei?ndenco and man
hood, anil converts his honorable toil into a
sort of licensed beggary.
Look n Little Ahead.
lit J. Ilurdette.
Hold your tongue and your pen, my boy.
Every time you are tempted to say au un
gentle word, or write on unkind line, or say
a mean, ungrucioiu thing about anybody,
just stop; look ahead twenty-five years, and
think how it may come back to you then.
(Zaiiesville (Ohio) News.
There is a popular and somewhat super
ficial notion that flogging is as necessary for
boys as oxygen or copper-toed shoes, but the
notion when examined is found to be applica
ble only to other people's boys
THE MAN FROM NOD.
well, and stood well. Miss Harvey could not ! lue"ted upon tho matchless taste with which
Help arriving at the unpleasant conclusion """" "msu io aispiay ner ueauty.
that the charming woman's husband was not f""1 toss, nobly planned," they all
But this was really being extortionate in
their demands Aicre reasonable ani exact
ing ones felt Why should a man bo "inter
esting to talk to" who has a good cellar, a
good cook, a habit of giving dinners, a cap
ital seat on a horsu, that always enables him
to be in a good placo in tho field, and a wife
whoso beauty was only equaled by her
powers of fascination, and her desire to be
agreeable to all and sundry)
They had no children, a circumstance sho
regretted openly and touchingly to hor new
lady friends. Her husband was silent on the
subject but his wife said for him that his
distress was even deei?r than hers as ho
was of a most affectionate disposition and
had strongly develojwd domestic tastes,
qualities which he concealed under the
guise of taciturnity and reserve in society.
S-6, however, leingtho very soul of frank
ness and op-nuoss never inndo the attempt
to conceal any of her tastes, hojies disap
pointments, or feelings generally, nnd sho
"only hoped her aefr and charming circle
would forgive her for being so entirely on
the surface, and take her as sho was"
It was very easy to "take her as she was,"
she was so very charming ia manner, so bo
witching in her bright blonde beauty, so
full of sunshine that she seemed to beam
upon every ona who came w ithin reach of
her. She gave quite a fresh start to social
life in the neighborhood. People began to
wonder how they got on )foro she came
into their midst to stir them up and set them
"'"" The two Hiss Harveys felt quite a
It was not till the party was breaking np
and Mrs. Kesterton was departing that tha
introduction to her was effected for Miss
Harvey. In tho haste of the moment Mrs
Hale forgot to menton Miss Harvey's namo;
but Mrs. Kesterton's reception of her was as
cordial as if Miss Harvey had boon a duchess.
"I hope to see you soon, and often at tho
Lake houso," she said quite effu.ivcly in her
eagerly energetic way, warmly shaking
hands with half a dozen people simultane
ously. Then summoning her "Lion," as she
called her husband, sho swept away out of
the house with graceful velocity, and the re
maining guests burst forth into eulogies of
her "beauty, grace, and unaffected vivac
ity." Not all the remaining guests, though.
Miss Cynthia was strangely silent Miss
Cynthia looked strangely scared. Miss Cyn
thia was most strangely unsymiathetic.
"I hope I pray with all my heart I may
never seo the woman and her evil spirit
again," she said, when her sister forced her
to give expression to somo sort of opin
ion respecting the general objot of interest
"You surely can't call that distinguished-
looking husband of hers her 'evil spirit? "
Mrs. Hale asked blithely, while the others
laughed and jested, and declarel that "jwor
Miss Cynthia was as piqued as a man might
have been by having been overlooked by tho
To all this jesting Misi Cynthia turnod a
weary ear, and privately begged her sister
to "go home at once." admitting that sha
was "strangely upset by something."
If tbey had followed the popular beauty
home, they would have seen her cast her
smiles and carelessness as complately as a
snake does its skin, as soon as sha had flown
up-stairs and locked her bedroom door bo
hind her. And they would have Lcard hor
mutter, as she clasped her hands over her
eyes and her head on tho pillow:
"Leave me leave me leava me! I will
kneel and pray to you to leave mol"
"Didn't I please you to-day. I held my
tongue, didn't speak to any oa i but an oil
hag, who began carneying to ma about you."
Mr. Kesterton said, when they were alone
that evening after dinner.
"Oh, you dil well enough. Lion."
"Then why do you look so precious sulky?''
She shook her hea 1 impatiently.
"Don't make me mad by noticing my looks
and take care what you say."
"There's no one to hear me. What are you
looking overyourshoulder fori TheservauU
"Silence!" sho cried, stamping hor foot ir.
"Your fads are growing on you, my girl, '
ha said, crossly; "you're right enough whua
you're in company "
" 'In companyr Don't use such phrases;
do forget tho servants' hall," sha interrupted
He laughed jeermgly.
declarecf her to be, and in the general satis-
iaction no one noticed how Ul iliss Cynthia
Harvey lo-ikoi, or how uncontrollably nerv
ous she toomed.
"Refreshments at 12" had been the unas
suming notification on tho invitation cards,
so that tho miny were surprised to find an
exquisitely ordered banquet served at a
sore of small tables that would scat four per
sons each, m the largo dining-room.
"It's a cu-tom I learned in Franco, whora I
spent mv whole Ufa till I came to the Lako
hou-e," Mrs Kestertoh said unblushingly to
thoso who coniplimenti d her on the arrange
ment; "four iwojile rasst bo stupid indeed if
they cant get genial and amusing when
brought together nt a dear, little round,
well-spread table. Dr. Hale, will you com
plete til partv at mv table!"
"Unloubtodfy I wilL I'll fetch tho lady
whoso interests I've promised to attend to
during the solemn hour of supper." he said,
as he walked away ia search of Miss Cyn
thia. It was iu vain, when she found what was
to bo her destination, ani who was to be her
vis-a-vis that sho protested she did not
want any supiier, and would rather stay
alona in tho ue-ertod drnwing-room. Dr.
Halo blithely disregarded her reluctance,
led her to and planted her in a chair opposite
to their brilliant hostess aa& proceeded to
euj iy that lady's conversation, together with
tho good things she had provided.
As he sat lietw eon the two ladies at the
round table ho ha I a full view of their
faces, nnd lookiug up sud lenly, ho was stag
gered to soo that Mrs. Kesterton had a look
of terror in her face, while Miss Cynthia's
wore nn oxprossion of uncontrollable horror.
Before he coul 1 spoak. however, tho latter
with a cry that was almost a shriek flew
from tho room.
With a hasty apology to his hostess Dr
Hale followed his old friend. Miss Cynthia.
He found her in the ladies' cloak-room, hud
dling on her wraps ia frantic haste.
"Don't stoji ma; let mo go. and bring m7
sister away. ' sho sobbed out; "don't ask mo
anything till I get homo then I'll tell you."
She grow calmer after they got her home,
but still her state of trembling uervousnos
was such that for three or four hours Dr.
Halo did not feci justified in leaving her.
At length, as morning broke, sho seemed
quieter, dropping off to slevp, but suddenlj
sho started up with a choked, horrid cry.
"I will tell yo" now now, what I saw
bnt has nearly killed me." she cried. "IT
tell you both now that you may bo less hor
rified when you hear what is happening now
nt this very time at tho Lako house. Behind
that woman's shoulder iieers an awful face,
always whispering to her, always felt by her,
always seen by her. I saw it once or twice
nt your luncheon. Dr. Hale; it has nover left
her, never left off whisperini and threaten
ing all this night She handled her knifo for
a nionunt as if sho would havo killed her
self, when I shrieked and started up "
"Tho doctor's wanted this very minute,
please," the servant said in a loud whisper at
this, juncture, nnd Dr. Hale left Miss Cyn
thia, her terriblo disclosure still ringing in
his ears, to hear why ha was summoned so
"A groom has como over from the Lako
houso. sir." his own servant stepped forward
to say. "Mrs Kesterton has cut her throat
and though she is quite dead, thoy thought
they had bettor send for you."
Tha Miss Harveys wont on to tho end of
J. II. Kennedy in The Currentl
Tho shock-headed boy threw another stone
at tho butcher's dog, and then falling back i
on his 1 aso of supplies by the old well curb, j
found himself clo-o Un the man in the
hammock under Miss Denny's apple-tree.
"See here," said tho man. as tho urchin I
came to a strategic halt, "I wonder if your f
mother would sell you to me, and would she '
haggle over me price. How does it strike
"That depends Wot would you do with
"Really, I don't know. You admit you are
fat, and I might want to ship you to tha
Cannibal Islands as a spoculation. Or I
might want to mako a choir boy of you, if a
little of that hoarseness could be taken outof
your voice, nnd your hair persuaded to stay
anywhere. There are lots of ways of using
boys in tho placo I camo from."
"Say," said tha boy, with a new show of
interest, "do you know wot my mother
"I must confess that I do not The versa
tile female tongue "
"Sho says that she guesses you don't live
nowhere. Sho says that you may bo pirate
ana j ou may oe a preacher for all any one
here knows. She says that you do nothin'
but eat and sleep, nnd that 'fore you come
here thoy must have kept you awake all
night with nothin' to eat Say, mister," and
the wheedling tono of tho mother was un
consciously adopted by tho boy, "where did
you come frct'i, anyway?"
Tho man in the hammock dropped back
with a smile, and, shading his eyes from a
spray of sunsbino that fell down among tho
apple blossoms, said lazily: "1 have been
told that your interesting mother is a sort of
missionary of personal intelligence for this
neighborhood, I like to encourage homo in
dustries; and just to help her along, you
may tell her that Miss Denny's lazy boarder,
who certainly does eat and sleep a great
deal, is just out of tho Land of Nod."
The boy was true to his mother's example.
Comprehending tho one phrase that could
bo of service to her, ho shot homeward like
an arrow, that it might be safely delivered
before being jostled out of his heedless little
head. And before tho cows were well asleep
in thoir bedi of dew-besprinkled grass that
night, tho people of Farmdale. from the rd
schoolhouse on the hill to the tannery in the
hollow, were in full possession of the first
admission as to himself yet made by tha
mysterious stranger who had fed tho fires of i
meir cuno-ity through four long weeks of
tho budding spring.
The moon, that lookod into the eyes of the
peaceful kino that night, found time also to
touch the white shawl that hung about little
Miss Denny as she sat on the steps of tho old
farm-house, around which tho village had
grown, The hammock hung empty near by,
while back under the honeysuckle vines sat
the man from Nod, not asleep and not eat
ing, but as indolent in attitude and speech as
when negotiating for the purchase of sixty
odd pounds of shock headed boy.
Tho woman was pulling a spray of green
to pieces with a vehemence that showed her
protest against the thought to which his lips
were giving form.
"Believe mo. Miss Denny, that you are
giving yourself a courage and faith you do
not possess that ono woman in 10.(K)0 can
not possess. You seo that when Rebekah of
Mesopotamia followed tho chosen servant of
Abraham into a strange land it was no great
venture on her iwrt Ho told her of tha
home to which she was to go. of tho man sho
was to wed. It was a familv nfTair vmi I mlSOc
see, and her father was a relative of the I The man from Nod wascertainlynot asleep
it up io nurse ner mother. Reads poetrv
not that I can seo the good of
it, but 'spect she does or tha
wouldn't do it Sho always says what she
means, does her own work like the rest of us,
and makes her own bonnets Heard she had
the chance to marry a jabbering Dutchman,
ono of them professors over at Mayflold, but
don't believe it 'Twould take a braver man
than a little Dutchman with a long name to
make love to her. de had a beau oner,
when she was 17 or IS, but he died 'fore any
thing was said, and Janet kept kinder quiet
for a few years No, she'll live and die an
old maid. I've always said that But sea
here! hat did that dodgin' fellow in tha
speckled suit mean by tellin' my Bill that hi
come from the Land of Nod! My man says
there aint no such placo In theso diggings;
and my old man has traveled."
Janet had indeed answered his question
with honesty, but sho was too much of the
woman to confess that when the argument
begnn to take shaiw botw-jen thorn soma
weeks ago, her jiosition had been assumed
for that argument's sake. But by dint oi
much repetition, and tha searching of all
the noa ;b and corners of her heart for pleas
insuppirt of her theory, she hal uncon
sciously liecomo her own first and mod
steadfait convert, and burned with all thj
zeal of (ho martyrs of old.
Had she known had sho dreamed for a
moment of the love that had sprung up in
tho heart of the stranger who ha I halted for
i rest nt her gate, aud that he was only hiding
it until such time as confession should bo the
i most certain to win success, not all the
I eloquence and all the challenges that hii
I lips could utter would havo led her to
promulgate or defond tho faith to which sha
had given her dlscipleship.
She know it all a week later. For the
first timo m his life, he called her by th
namo her mother had given her. And as
sho looked up with a flush, in which there
wui no touch of anger, be took her hand,
and, turning toward the western sky, said
gently: "Janet, there may be glory and
there may storm behind that bank of clouds
God sends his burdens nnd his gifts as he
chooses and we must tako them as they
come, I have liad my share of each in the
years behiud me, I had thought tho way
was plain ahead that I was approaching
tho summit of the hill, and in a few
years would begin to go down the other side,
a new, n sudden, a blessed light has shon
into my heart, and I bless tho road that led
me here. I lovo you, Janot Will you be
It camo with tho lightninc stroke of ar
absolute, a blinding surprise.
Though, in looking once, she might have
seen it in his eyos, she might have heard il
in his voice and felt it in his presence, 6b
had been blind and deaf, and had not un
I w ill not chronicle the answer she gave
him. There are some things so simple in
their honesty, and yet so sacred, that they
cannot bo written. She opened her heart tc
him and laid it bare in his presence; and
as ho heard the tale of a sweet and
lonely life, ho felt as though the white Mary
of an altar shrine had made confession tc
him. nnd the tears stood in his eyes, and he
was a better man and a nobler man in that
hour tfcan he Lad been in all his life before.
Sho made one condition. It was simple,
but from it no entreaty could move her.
"You must leave mo for throe months It
that timo do not see me. Do not write tc
mo. If you find that you have misread youi
heart I shall know it and hold you in nc
blame, and you will not como Lack to ma
If I see you here when the day of banish
ment has ended, you will liave my answer."
AVhen the clerk, the schoolmaster and the
I superintendent of tanners came to breakfast
on tho following morning, one chair was
vacant, and all tho answer Miss Denny
could give, had no consolation in it foi
they had como to like tho fellow, and to de
fend him stoutly against tho insinuations o!
baffled curiosity. "He bade ma good-bye
last night," sho said, "aud left on tho ur
coach at dawn. He did not tell me where
he was going, and ho may never come
back." And then a wave of speculation
swept over tho village fornino days and
There never was a scalpel sharp enough
for the dissection of a trua woman's souL
This blunt pen dare not, then, attempt it It
is sufficient to know that there was not a
day, and not an hour, in which some vision
or somo question that touched upou him was
not in her mind. At times she looked at the
circumstances that by chance had thrown
them together, and said to herself: "It was
the pa-sing fancy of a momont He will not
return!" But again she saw tha light that
shone in his eyes when ha turned that night
toward the western sky, and heard the
tremor in his voice, and ber soul asserted it
self as it never had in the old days of love
less peace, and she whisjiered so that even
the air could not hear it: "He loves me. and
he will return." But not for a moment did
she qu .stion the judgment that put him tc
The shock-headed boy was at the iwstoffice
when the night coach dashed up, and when
the man from Nod alighted, it was the boy
who took his smallest sachel with the uncon
scious commandery of old acquaintance; and
it was the boy's sturdy legs that, of their
own volition, started tho brief procession
toward Mrs. Denny's house. But as the man
and tho larger sachel meekly followed, it is
to be presumed that on this occasion tha
juvenile instinct was not in fault At the
gate the guide was feed and handsomely dismissed.
Tno Modern riper nnd Ilia Dnnclnj Com
panionThe Street liallad .Singer A
Song-aml-Dance Man on thw
father-in-law that was to l.
in't von wish imnMi,tud. 1110 jibsj iiarveys weni onto tno end of
iti v !m X!rl t I th6ir daJ-9- llvinS m ""solute contentment on
itl You could do co much better if I their rt gwaut in the Plains though
4..un. uu villi ,
Vunttv. ntnnn tn n . ... .. .1 L ,, '
ac.1, ujcuii uiMit w mo iuui, even inouirn !
you loved a man with all tho love that such
women as you can give, you would take him
on perfect trust would give him your fu
ture on a chance, and, placing your hand in
lus, walk fearlessly with him out into the
"I would And why not?"
"It is against nature asrainst woman na
"But if I loved him? If I loved him as a I
woman should love before sho weds I could .
trust him with all that it was Lost I should '
not know, and go with him into bonds or !
"I lieliove that I know it But martydoni, '
my child, is nothing beside a right to knowl- i
edge that goes unsatisfied. You would meet a '
lion unmoved, but let this mysterious and un-
described lover refuse to tell you of himself, J
his profession, his mother, his past and his j
income, and you would lay a bar before i
him beyond which ho could not ad- !
vance. You would say to him: "You will
not trust me, and I daro not trust you.' Tho !
marriage licenso woull never be put to use."
"You do not understand me, sir," she said
simply. "I could not give the lovo until I
had given the trust such trust as a child
gives to its father in tho dark. I could then
close my eyes and bo led. Perhaps this
sounds foolish to you, but you asked mo a
question, and I have given you an answer."
If Furmdale know little of this man, there
was less of Miss Denny that it did not know.
Its knowledge of him could bo briefly
summed up: That ho had ridden into it ono
night on the down stagecoach, and asked at
the jiostofllco to bo shown a quiet placo where
board could bo had for a week or so; that
tho noxt morning found him at tho cozy
table of Miss Denny, betide tho clerk of tho
village store, flanked right an 1 left by the
manager of tho tannory ani tho schoolmas
ter, nnd opposite tho mistress of the house,
who snt entrenched behind the daintiest ot
her household gods; hat ho had slept,
lounged, and eaten with tho air of one who,
at US, had thrown off some great mental or
business strain that had already grown
streaks of gray in his hair; that he spent
money as freely as need be in the narrow
ways and close economies of this small Ohio
town: that bis chief dolight and one known
this time. Dropping Ins sachel on the
grass, he passed through tho empty and un-
lighted parlor, went into the dining-room
only to find it deserted, and passed from
tnence on into the kitchen, where he heard a j
well-beloved voice singing softly to itself. j
If, as he afterwards told her, his heart '
"had grown hungry for her," it must havo i
been feasted aud fed ou the manna of heaven
tLen. Her w hito arms were bare to tha !
elbows, and a hugo apron hung as a shield
between tho dishpan and the spotless lawn
about her, there was a blue ribbon at her
throat, a flush ou her check and iu her eyes
there flashed a sudden light, that tho dullest
"laggard in lovo" of all tho land could havo
The China teacup in her hand was in
danger, when he closed in upon her. If he
had not kissed her then, or had felt that his
duty was done in kissing her once, all tho
dark insinuations of tho woman over tho
way ought to have been true against him,
for the very credit of mankind. j
"I havo done your bidding," ho said an '
hour later, ns they stood together under tho I
honeysuckle vines. "I have not written to ,
you. Tho road has been a hard one, but it '
has len good for my soul, and it has I
brought mo back to you. It has showa that
there is no doubt and no shadow of turning i
in my love for you." 1
"You missed mo, then?" j
"In every moment of the time."
"You love mo thenf
"On my soul, I lovo you. I knew it when !
you sent ma away. I know it better now.
And your .
All tho answer that sho gave and all the
answer that ho sought was this: Sha laid I
her hands in his and with her head upon his I
ureosi. sno nisiereu: 1 nave given my
i life into your keeping. My faith goes with
i it Lead mo where you wilL"
i "But of me my homo, my life, my
t past "
j "I ask you nothing. Let tha future tell.
Where love can go, taith must have strength
t fnllr.,0 1"
Thomas E. Flynn in San Francisco Chronic e. J
Tho Bohemian class in Ireland is, in pro
portion to the population, very large, and
the shifts of the members to eko out a live
lihood very amusing. Tho doings and shout
ings of tho wandering minstrel are never
ending so roes of amusement to a visitor
fiom lands were the terrible hand-organist
is monarch of nil sidewalk he can survey.
The barrel-organ is happily, not an es
tablished favorite in Ireland, though in my
wanderings thro gh the green isle I have
seen several thrifty Savo-yards endeavoring
to nttuno the native ear to its discord.
Their efforts seemed to ma to bo mLsdi
ructed and unprofitable, for while tho olive
liuod foreigners could never attract more
than a listl-ss dozm of small boys and tha
village buffoon, the visit of a native piper
invariably received an oration.
The cloak of tho great CaroLan, who lives
deathless in the Irish minstrelsy, would
smother the modern piper, who Is but a
vngabonJ trudging from hamlet to hamlet
in quest of thj fow coppers that keep him
from the drudgi-ry of breaking stones by the
roadside, or eating tho degrading bread of
idleness in an almshouse. He is generally
accompanied by a dancing girl, who makes
a lavish dLqday of her accomplishments, and
literally shaking, dances all over a hamlet
in half an hour and through a town in an
Tho leading hotel casts a copper to the
danseu-e, or some swell standing on the por
tico may raise her day's earnings to mag-nifli-ent
proportions by the contribution of a
tLreepenny bit (0 cent-) or a sixpence (13
cents). Such an act of generosity calls for
an extra tune and dance and a solo of un
usually patriotic character, regardless of
the feelings of the object of the serenade,
who Is generally the reverse of patriotic.
The leading grocer always casts his mita to
the wandering bard, as does the leading
Irajier and the village doctor. TMs list of
notables exhausted, the minstrel and his bal
let have to look for remuneration to the de
sultory halfpence of plebian lovers of music.
The distance covered by one of these wan
dering pipers in a week is prodigious.
A far more common typo of wandering
bard in Ireland is the street ballad singer.
Of this genus there are many varieties.
w hich ono soon learns to classify. They all
repay ob-ervation. Few of them have the
slightest pretensions to vocal ability, and the
subject matter is marked by a sameness that
makes their inability more apparent The
majority of them are merely beggars mas
querading in the garb of troubadours Of
this ilass there are two varieties the profes
sional mendicant and the amateur unfor
uuate. The wandering minstrel Is a prime favor
te and wins a largo and appreciative au
lienco the moment his untamed baritone
voice is heard on the boundary line of the
village. He never pauses, but sings himself
md hi, partner right through the town, dis
daining to stop and solicit alms, like the
bards of inferior merit who cannot keep art
aad mendicancy separate. He is generally
a deep-chested, stroag-Iimlied fellow, who
is uld guide a plow or a plane with great
advantage to agriculture and trade, but he
i- too independent to bind him-elf to the
desji-ed tasks that bring only a pittance,
without distinction. Tho pittance,
with perfect independence and public ap
preciation as a man of talent, are more to
'ns liking. His songs are a study, and, I
'Link, are generally written by himself, for
it would hardly pay anyono else to string
uch compositions togethor. AU of his effu
l uis are permeated by strong patriotic feel
ing a rebellijus sentiment an English sti
pendiary magistrate would call it His
favorite thomo is tho departure of some dis-
"e-sed exile to America, where the wander
.ng s in of Erin becomes mora rebellious than
. v or and louder in his denunciations of Brit
A very different type of the wandering
i nru is tiio song-ana-dance man you may see
.ancuig a "break-doirn" on as fine a ma-
adamized road as one could find in the
rli. At the end of every ver-e of his
-ong he twirls his shillalah and then pro
ceeds with his iron-bound brogans to knock
-parks out of the macadam. In this pur
uit of vocal ani terp.ichorean art he
rrfcrms six times as much real physical
labor as tee hardest worked farm hand in
tho country, but that fact never directs his
. mbition to honest toil He is a constitu
tional idler in tho commercial sense of the
term and probably comes by his proclivities
.egitimately from a line ot ancestors who
had not drudged in 100 years In Ireland
caste does as much to making a man a vaga
1 ond as a gentleman, or a coachman. The
itinerant song-and-dnnce artist m Ireland
enjoys only a moderate share of popularity.
He is considerably above the grade of the
old family ballad singers but incalculably
interior to the wandering piper
as a drawiiig star. The song-and-danca
stalwart generally unites some other calling
to his profession and thus manages to main
tain the isition of a man of family, for it
is an irretrievable disgrace to be without a
Lelpmate and a flock of children in Ireland.
Another typo of ballad singer in Ireland
and one who differs in meet ro-pects from
1! those that I have described, is tho pro
iossional vocalist who relies solely on his
merits for a living. He also is a family man
and his wife is generally a songstress of soma
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uru bi-iccieu irom a large nnm-
-- ber that have been received by
Dr. J. H. Schenck, of Philadelphia,
in regard to his Remedies for the
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274 Main St, Springfield, Mast.
April 25, 1531.
From the REV. STEPHEN ROESE.
Maiden Rock, Pieece Co.. Wis, June Vb, 187a
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from which I received no benefit, but seemed
to grow worse, and kept losing flesh and
strength. I had night-sweats, aad sweat most
of the time during the day. I coughed and
raised blood and a salt, foamy phlegm ; my
tlir at was filled with ulcers, I could hardly
swallow; sometimes I could not speak a loud
word for weeks ; mv lungs grew more painful
every day, with difficult breathing, while
pleurisy pains would almost stop my breath.
1 had colic paics. sour stomach, and vomiting
up everything I ate. Mv whole body was
filled with pain. I could not lie down, but
had to rcdine in a sitting posture to breathe.
I gave up, and did not think of ever getting
up again, as it was hard moving myself; my
fit t and ankles began to swell badly, and my
hiiis had triven out lone before. In'this tint.
ing condition I thought I would trv your
nmedy fur Consumption; it might "do mo
Cor. Boston Budget
Before I forget, a prominent Tiler, who
wants to remain nameless, but who just now
caught ma at my work, tells me this for a
fact He was calling the other afternoon
on a well-known society woman, when she
suddenly sail: "I havo not seen Nichette to
day. AVouldn't you like to soa NichettoP
turning totha Tiler, who thereupon exp ossed
tho great d flight with w hich ha should greet
"Stanley," called his mistress to one of tha
two footmen who always wait in the hall to
attend callers, "bring up Bichette; and see
that sho has on hor blue sash, Stin!ey." In
a few moments the hulking menial returned
and placed in his niistrets' lap a cold, slimy
turtle about a foot long, with a broad silk
ribbon about its alleged waist
This os Nichette.
i to follow!'
I The minister who had baptized her when
a babe, stood before them in the morning's
dawn, and pronounced tho sacred words
that wedded two lives tocrether as nna. Th
i early coach that brought three passengers
mra rawn carrieu nve away; and tha dear
places that had known Miss Denny for
these many years, knew her no mora for
A Galveston mendicant was in the habit of
calling at the office of a local lawyer and
receiving a small sum on account of former
acquaintance. last week tho mendicant
called as usual, but tho lawyer said:
"I can't assist you any longer as I've got
a wife now, and neod all the money I can
lay my hands on."
"Well, now that's just coming it a little too
strong. Hero you actually go and get roar
riod at my expense."
While spending a few days in the country
luring the month of Novemlr, we were in
pited to a Thanksgiving party. Here we
net an old man just in his nineties, but still
ji good health and strength for one so aged,
lie showed us tho kind of work he was doing
pass away the time, which would other
wise hang heavily ou his hands. His grand
laughter had taught him how to make
ifghans from woolen yarns of various colors,
ind he worked at it when he felt like It We
bw several which wero very beautiful. His
iealth, ha said, was benefitted by the occu
pation, and be was happy in the thought
Shat he was not idle and of no account in the
some good ; it could do me no harm, for I was
certain I could not live a month longer the
way I was. At that t.mc, Mav, 1S7S, I pro
cured your Pulmonic Syrno, Seaweed Tonio
anil Mandrake Pills, and "took them as di
rected. In a week I was better, and began to
throw OH" from the lungs a greenish-yellow
matter streaked with blood. I conld eat a
little without throwinir it un. the rains inmv
sides were not so severe; I could sleep an
hour very sonndly, and that was what I had
not done for three months.
I took your medicines steadily six months;
my cough got better, I did not sweat so bad
nights, kept gaining slowly, and in a year
after I began your medicines I could sav I
ft It well. I began to gain flesh, and last Sep
tember weighed one hundred and thirty-fivo
jKiunds fifteen oumls more than I ever
weighed before in mv life.
Your medicines, I know, saved my life;
and I would say, from my own experience, to
all Consumptives, take I)r. Schenck's medi
cines, for they will certainly cure you. I had
Consumption; it is hereditary in our family,
my father and two brothers having died of it
I have had better health the past winter than
for ten years previous.
M11S. SAKAII A. CAKTER.
Carlisle, Mass., Avril 5, issu.
DR. SCHENCK'S MEDICINES:
Are sold by all Pruinrists, and full directions for
their use are printed on the wrappers of every
package. His Book on Consumption, LlTer Com
plaint and Dyspepsia, is sent free to all, post-paid.
Address, l)r. . II. Schenck & Bon, PhiladelphliVpa.
-American apples are beuigexportect tn
muiense quantities this year," said a dealer
a reporter. "The shipments are heavier
ian any year since 1S79. The fruit from
ie United States is rapidly obtaining a fine
reputation abroad ani the demand is inn-easing.
A tray of beautiful apples stood
fa front of Charing Cross station a few
nonths ago and was rapidly sold for 12j
rents (fid.) each, while tho cheapest any
where about London were S cents. None go
Italy or Russia as yet, but it is expected
iiat they will soon be introduced there, and
'.hen there will be no trouble about their
mating their way."
Thought It Was Heart Disease.
A Philadelphian went to a physician with
what be thought was a hopeless case of heart
lisease, but was relieved on flnling out that
the creaking sound which he had heard at
jvery deep breath was caused by a little
pulley on his patent suspenders.
To Wipe Out the Feu.t
Efforts are being made to havo the infant
laughter of King Alfonso betrothed to the
f oung son of Don Carlos, so that the old
family feud will be wiped out in tha next
"Well," said an Irish attorney, if It plaza
iia court, if I am wrong in this I have
tnothAv vsnlnt that i aauailv conclusive.