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■.''lTbtheb discussioa upon Mr. Glad,
stone reveals tho fact that he was fi'_
j£ed only once at Eton, for refusing to
give away a school follow who had got
Mme. Sevekixe. tho editor of Die
Paris Cri dv Peuple, like John S win ten
here, ha', in a pathetic and almost ag
onized article, thrown up the effort to
regenerate the' laboring and social
Locis. King of Portugal, is seldom
to bo seen w.thout a cigar, and he con
verses fluently in English, French,ltal
ian, Portuguese, Spanish, German and
Swedish. He is pleasant aud telis over
so many anecdotes.
Mr. Gladstone, vvlio is one of the
best examples of physical preset .
extant, eats simple meals, with claret
for lunch, and claret or champagne
and always port for dinner. A formula
of his is to chew every morsel thirty
According to the Saturday Evening
GazeU*, of Boston, the bouse in which
Jolin Adams \v;is born is stii! standing.
It is a simple, unpretentious, wooden
building, standing by the roadside, not
far from the Qaincy Adams station. It
etiil belongs to tho Alums family.
Witf.x Bismarck i-s Btaying at Kissen
gen he goes regularly three lanes to l«i
weighed, and, as tiio young girl in
charge of tho weighing mach no says,
"makes himself very agreeable and
talks most friendly to mo.' At his
last visit he weighed sixteen stone nnd
The important information that the
Prince of Wales and the Czar of Rus
sia are no mo;'.- performers on the
banjo is communicated to a gasping
world. The Prince, it is added, can
after returning from opera or opera
bouOc pick out the tunes on the banjo
with remarkable facility.
Tub "silent Yon Moltke" isn't «t
all .silent at home. He is, on the cos
trary, a charming, lively and amiabUj
companion. lie is very • fond of the
wife of his nephew, who presides over
his household, and of her children.
He love* whist and roses, an 1 of theso
flowers cultivates a great variety.
The Mikado v,i Japan has aim ist
finished his new palace, which has
taken rs for its construction.
1 rooms iv the bail 1 aj,
and the dining hall will seat 127 guests.
■The furniture of the St:ilo Department i
. me fro Germany. Not th !>■■. —', '
tenV a object iv, i^l^ pTfTace is !;i:
A in c r i b^Q^piAttOl I
Cmahlus F. A. HIHBICHA ><OCu»'
-gSCiST wf-oi-u-fwiuiK! ia raUV at any
n\ere from $1,000,000 to $Sr«?0,0 Q
vv'is a porter in a eh na storo not Ulan.?
rears ago. A good part of this fot;tun i
]xr-3 been made in shrewd real estate in
treatment, land that he bought for 859
and 9100 an sere being now, in soino
instances, worth §10,OJ0 an acre.
Mns. Levi P. Moktos is generally
regarded as a handsome woman. Sho
is live feet six inches tall and is inclin
«d to embonpoint. Her eyes are large
and blueish gray, and her hair also v
tinged wth gray. Mrs. Morton, who
is her husband's second wife and i.v
much yoinger than he, was born ii»
*-?< iiU rl'"^e?P'-'^. wiicroTTeF^fcrber was v
£x-Matob Low, of Brooklyn, is
credited with .having an income of
§100,000 a year. He is considered the
brain of the old commercial house of
A. X l<ow & Co., which iv former
years ootw*ol!od neirly tho o :ilI> >
American tea trade with China and
Japan. .Mr. Low 13 thirty-nine years
of age, and is married to a very bril
liant and cultured woman.
~ This members of the Chinese Lega
tion at Washington try very hard to
■cake themselves popular in society.
They often make handsome presents
— rare jewels, perhaps or costly silk —
to casual acquaintances. 'lav are
very assiduous in paying calls. They
■tart out together and go from houstt
-toy house, leaving their cards and
photographs. They seem to think that
tiioir names will not be recognized, bo
they leave their pictures to establish
their respective individualities. Bat
to most Washiogtoniana the photo
graphs all look alike
F. Marios Chavfoed, the novelist,
was born in Italy, on Aug. 2, 1554
His father was Thomas Crawford, tho
sculptor, and his mother was the sis
ter of the late Sam Ward and of Mrs.
Julia Ward Howe. When twelve
years old young Crawford was soul to
St. Paul's school, at Conoordia, N. IL
During 1879-80 he was liio editor of a
daily newspaper in Allahabad, India.
The following two years ho passed a
this country, and i:1. May and June,
188% ho wrote "Mr. Isaacs, 1 1 the book
that made him famous. He la
thoroughly familiar with German,
French and Italian, a-A reads Latin,
Greek. Sanscrit, Arabic and Persian
He has some knowledge boil •> . o*
Turkish and Russian.
me ut:ca (N. V.) Itir<d<t aaviees cnri>«c
factories to sell i;j- i summer cheese non* iiuJ
• not bold It longer. The raid does not loo!;
tfar high prices tins fall, and Ears: "Holding
"Sk Jnay be cood policy for ouca or twee in
*"«, but when It becomes aa every-week
"^it bus its <iauffe"l"
« /'_ ._
__ bo gi\ren"in"atp ■», "/','.»
Jkt bo given in aljF
i i^^Atheir arrowy/ '„
| A rll-^y c. h , nll Sri Bream Her
I'nrasol Ove!r .Sslier's Ilend.
A uine-dolar-a-wet of grape
j rino build and gooUe«uilf-like ways,
j wrought to a pitcl/of Irigiilened frenzy
I extinguished aa if were, by an ironed
j vet hat drivi..:i down to his doping
ihoul'ers, madly trying to escape a
tain of Sharp blows from a heavy para-
I sol in tho hands of a muscular, pretty
: »nd plucky girl of the period, was, ac
i cording to tlio Chicago Mail, th« cen
| tor of attractoin in front of the CV.ntn
jb a Theater about seven o'clo"-t the
People laughed, guyed did laughed
! again at the unusual >Kid ridiculous
| spectacle, and cheered (lie plucky girl
; without knowing wiry. The animated
■ panorama didn't last long, but it was
; rery exciting vhileit lasted,and when,
I at the contusion of the affair, a flush
| ed, spiv'.xled-evod miss holding a
1 brok'Vs parasol, slightly excited but
: triumphant, made Ilia sickly-looking
! 'flrcature of a man hand out a week's
: salary to pay for her broken sun-shade
I the climax was reached, and tho crowd
The dude was to ail appearances one
Df those innocuous and weak mental
feathor-weights, harmless because of
liia lack of mi ml or physical strength,
but as Vile and corrupt us a man of his
I tamp can be. lie was carefully dress
ed in as close an imitation of tlj ** most
Dulcr mode .as can bj procured l>y
tarefol purchasing fit lUe "cheap but
ty" stores. II.; looked fairly well
auder artificial light, however, and was
itandingin a carefully studied neglige
pose in front of the theater, showing
himself and his clothes, and weakly
tgling ilio passing ladies. The pretty
lrl with tho parasol passed with a
pretty companion, and ili>i dudolet
:hirpod in ■ '\saashS9' 1 voice the bail
ng s 'sw of Ills order.
Tho girls "ah'ed." Tftut Is, they
diiiigcd each other, glanced up and
imiled. Accepting tha smile and uc
eouipaning symptoms favor a bly iho
so; > came off Irs porch and offered his
ana to one of tiiu girls, raising Iris
fall-stylo tile from his liUio yeast;
bead as hu divl so.
Be thought ho had "caught on," but
the next moment he was "caught
dv' the head with a swipe from
he umbrella, directed after the regular
'•gix-l( btyle. Tho hat
; joined iiia collar and behelineted and
; blinded him. The exquisite grasped
wildly at the sand-fly thickened iit
mosphere, and yelled in frightened
:lonus: "Aid, aid assist ance! ' Again
j and again the parasol cracked across
; the tile, which sounded like a used-up
concertina, until t ! to slender sticlc
] broke, and we:ip.»nTess tlio fair assail-
LMlt stood confronting; the damaged
"That parasol cost mo eight dollars.
, [ expect you to make it goo<!, M said
; ihe.curtly, and the befuddled "Cholly."
rescued from his bat, >•>.. st ittleJ
that he handed out a tun dollar notefi
i pensively, wildly and glad The girl'
; banded the bill to a policeman, who
got it changed, contemptuously tosHol
two silver dollars to the ruussed-up
'. masher and walked away as saucily,
j sooly and modestly as one could wish.
The crowd surged a little and the dam
' aged dude escaped in a neighboring «a
loon, where private stalls art) to be
■ found, and tried to arrange his ward
: robe before any body else saw him.
A Bad Cow at a Ftv
A trifling incident transpired at a j
funeral in Bangree, Victoria, the otlicr_J
,ay. ■TMa pau-i----«..„ and "'■' ■" *^|
Scials were in tho act of bearing the
remains of the late lamented from the
cemetery gates to the grave, and the
friends and relatives followed sadly in
the wake, allowing their bitter tears
to filter through largo handkerchiefs,
when a one-horned, bony cow, with a
Bery eve- and an elevated tail, bore
down on the cortege and butted the
gentleman who bore the coffin into a
condition of rags an i incapacity, then
' she skipped about, frolicked along
sideways, trod upon the procession,
and wore holes in it with her solitary
horn, alter "which the remainder of the
mourners sought comparative security
on top of tombstones an ! in other
elevated positions, leaving the dead
•\\\\ wounded on the field of action.
Tii« grave-digger subsequently divert
! Ed tho cow's attention, win a spade,
and the funeral terminated wth n I
* "•- *
The Monkey as a Scientist. ;
In the interesting little "zoo" con- j
: nected with the National museum at j
Washington,there is a hue male privet
monkey, who shares a large cage with
opossums. To human beings he shows
. himself anything but amiable, but he
takes kindly to his strange compan
; ions, mil they have been the best
'. friends from the first The attention
;of the attend nut was lately drawn to
! the cage by the excitement of a crowd
!in front of it, and on going lo cer
! tain the cause he was surprised to soo
! the monkey seated in the middle of
| the cage with one of the opossums ly
i ing quietly on her back on his lap and
j her bead under his arm. The monkey
j had just discovered tho marsupial
! pouch of the opossum, and was d li
! gently investigating it Had he not
I been a close observer it certainly would
| have remained unseen, for it was so
i tightly closed as to be perfectly invisi-
I ble in its normal condition. The
! monkey carefully lifted tho outer wall
i of the pouch and peered Into the cavity.
[ Then he reached in with h: s hand, felt
i siboul for a moment, and to the aston
i ishmeiit of everybody took out a tiny
' young opossum, about two inches long.
! hairless, blind, and very helpless, but
j alive and kicking. '-Jock" held it lip
I to the lislit where ho could get a good
I view of it, scrutinized it with the air of
• a savant, **•■- presently returned it to
I t>^. poach very carefully. After re
• toing it ho looked into the pouch
• avoVj. and I?'-— *?*!' out another
f domination, which ho looked at
solemn interest smelt it, and
carefully put it back. It was thus
m.-oame known to Iho attendants
that the old fnmalo opossum had the
young ones, which had previously been
looked for in vain — American isatu
rit ist, a
Not a Useful Profession.
"I loye you better tban ray life!"
He nixed; and she replied, "I knOH it.
Hut I will never be the wife
Of any poet"
"But think," persisted lie, "(bat I
Could make you famous by a soiiuet."
"I know," 6ald slie, "Out could you buy
Me a new bonnet!"
"1 love you so," he softly sighed;
"Too know 1 never would forsake you!"
"Of course you do," *he said, '-I've tried
My best to make you "
"Then tell me why we may not wed,
Tou love me, and your actions show it."
"1 thought I told you why," ehe said—
'You ire a poet."
There is no superstition so wide
spread in Europe as that of a sunken
city which lias disappeared below the
surface of the sea or a lake at some
unknown period in the past When
tho waters are rough the tips of the
spires of its churches may be seen in
tho trough of the waves; on calm days
one hears tho distant sound of their
bulls drowned by the ocean. The
name of the city in Germany is given
as Vineta, and it 1 us in the vicin ty of
the Island of Itugen. E. Werner has
a novel cut lied "Vineta" which is
based on this superstition, and W.
Muller (father of Bias Mailer) an ex
quisite little 1 ric under the s.unu title.
Hero is Siangan's translation of the
first two stanzas:
Hark! the faiut balls of th« sualtaa city
Peal once more their wonted o?eniug chlms:
From the deep abysses doits a ditty,
Wild and troodroui, of th:: oilen time.
Temples, towers ami domes of mas; stories
There lie buried in an ocean grave,
Uudescried, snvn when their golden glories
Gleam at sunset, through the lighted wave.
in Ijriitany' the sunken city is called
Is, aud various placei aloag the coast
ar-! pointed out aa ,ts site. Ernest
Re nan has made use of tho old legend
in the preface to his "Souven r* de
Jeunesse," as follows: "it seeim to
me that I have in my heart a town of
I<, which still lists its obstinate bells
that ring for the sacreJ offices and call
for meu who hear no more. Often !
stop :>!) '. listen to these trembling vi
brations, which seom to come from in
tmito depths, like voices of another
world. A^ age coir,-- on ! take pleasure,
especially during the summer, in col
lecting these ilistanl sounds o! :i losl
Lough Keagh, in Ireland, in popu
lar tradition held to h .v<: been origin
ally a fountain, which, overflowing,
buried a whole district under its
waters. Thomas Moore ulluda* to
tradition in h a poem . 'Let
lOg Lonsh Keigb's bank ' ( s thu :'•> urinin
\Yli«n • >... clear c - ■■-■'- ■'■■■•' Him:.
lie sees lbs round (oven o! other d iji
In the waves beneath him shining.
Thus shall memory oft. la dreams sublime,
Catch a glimpse ol the ilays thai are over;
Tims sighing, looli through the waves of tima
For the long faded glories to -y cover,
— American Xbteaani Queries.
But if It Should 'lip Over.
A Frenchman who was a close ne /h
--bor of mine ;ii dinner the other even
ing as full of the marvel Eiffel
Tower, which already dominate* rS-
Tho view from the top of t l-' complet
ed towur, he sad, w ! ' '-"' orl(J •slll'il as
nobody but a ->■:■■ •--|i- aeronaut will
1:. "^r ii ii I!, n tiile I!io os iilal mi;
j-ensation which will ho positively uni
iue For .i is :; mathematical certain
! \j th:i! the top of the E Bel Tower will
:it« in a high wind to tho extent
or' a yard or two. Fancy, then, what
the experience of enterprising climbers
be when they find themselves
swaying aboul in the upper air. —Lon
Husbands, Wives, Servant-* and
A novel point in the law of iibol iia
cotue ! efore one of the English courts.
A tuna dismissed his servant by a
written order, which bo handed over
to liis wife, who gave it to the servant.
The reason for the dismissal was stat
ed in the order and was derogatory to
the character of the servant.
1 lie latter sued for libel. The <lu
funco was thai the paper complained of
was a communication between hu<
band and wife, and hence was privi
leged. This view was sustained by
[he judge, who remarked that it would
bo :i pretty state of affairs if husband
and w.fe couldn't talk or write lo one
another about tlioir domestic servant
without being amendable to the law of
libel whenever either should repeat
the matter lo ihe servant. — New York
A. Smoker's Ingenuity.
"Talking about ingenuity," §ai<l a
drummer to a reporter of iii: <'ii :cago
Herald, "1 want to 101 l you what I saw
last winter out weal. I was oil a
train that was snowed in for three
da a The company sent us fool, but
they didn't semi an.' c gars, and the
train boy* tstoclc was exhausted the
first day, In the express car we found
and confiscated a b>x of smoking to
bacco, but there wasn't a pipe on the
train, Among the passengers was a
Connecticut Yankee who was jiul dy
ing for a smoke. He got out in the
snow and looked around for a weed,
or BoniethtrVg of that sort, which lie
might use in making a pipe, but
couldn't find a thing. "I'm going to
hare a pipe anyhow,' lie said. So he
took a lead pencil, ope I the wood,
took out the lend, and, placing the
two strips together again, wound them
tightly w,t!i tho tin foil that came off
the packages of tobacco, making them
air tight Then he took an apple,
hollowed a bowl out of it. stucK his
lead pencil stem into it, and had one
of tha nicest pipl?.? - >»n ever saw. If
you don't belief "it. make -ou ■ for
vonrseli sometime and try.
EXPU Ffjoi»! RA<3t.
A Jfevrspaper Mat Truthfully T>s
kitl bos His J'ljierie ceon tha I'ralile.
Snake stories are in season, and we
propose to .ell one 1 orally true, says
the Atlanta Journal. We were riding
over tho unsettled praties of Kansas
with a companion, yhen we came sud
denly upon a large pVftirie rattlesnake.
Tho growth of griss all over tho
prairie was rank and thick, and fully
six or eight inches high, except in tha
little flat or depressed spots where the
water had stood untitate in the spring;
on these it was short and scant. It
was one of these partially bare place.',
perhaps thirty feet' square, thai wo
came upon tho snake. We took out
our revolver, aud ware about to shoot
at it, but our companion said: "Don't
shoot." We had wasted most of our
loads shooting at prairie-chickens,etc.,
mid might need what we had left for
There was not a stiolc large enough
for a riding switch within a mile, but
there were limestone rocks hero and
there on the prairie, and he said if we
would keep the snake in the bare place
he would ride a short distance back
and get a roc;; where he had seen sev
eral. We undertook the task, but
tho snake was vicious, and bent on
getting out into tho high grass. Finding
that lie would get out >f he had to pass
under our horse, we drew back a few
steps and fired at him. The ball struck
and out up the ground a few inches
beyond him; but the discharge seemed
to change his entire disposition and
action. Ho wt' gpled to a small "resin
weed" growing in ho bare spot,'and
coiled himself lightly around it. By
this time our companion hal returned
with a rock, and dismounting, wo
threw it at tho snake It struck the
ground a few inches beyond li in, and
he never moved.
Approaching caul 01 sly we drew
away the stone with the crooked handle
of an umbrella an ! again threw it at
the snake. This lime it did not quite
reach him, but struck the ground near
him and rolled over so as to touch him
lightly. Still he never movod or rat
With some fear of danger we quietly
too shed him '■• th the en I of 111 ■• um
brella, and as lie still remained mo
tionless mi I quiet we caul ously un
wound him from bis coil around the
weed, Ho was limp as a rag but en
tirel) dead—dead all over; not even
his tail gave any signs of vitality.
There was not a bruise about him and
certainly we had *iol hurt him, with
either ball or ro ik. We could only
conclude th 1 in his rage or fright when
fired at ho had bitten and thus killed
A Dangerous Thin Woman.
Thin women are dangerous. A fat
woman has got to bo good tempered
au>l eaay-goiug. I think temper is all
in the bones anyway, an ! when n wo
man is fat the !o.i);>:i- becomes ab
sorbed before it nines to the surface.
But when a woman is Una th tenspor
fa lTojlittnwa fui/iiio surface, II ever
a f;it woman lias :i high temper it is
awful. ! ■ is never coo . A thin wo
man cools off qnickly, but she beats
up ngain jut as quickly. A thin wo
man with a good temper comas ju?t as
near being nu angel anybody tsasi on
tli s earth—if she isn't too lain.
A thin woman can dross in "
, ... . ...iimi into hoc
robe, an Hf yon •-w , ' ■■
, , ,i ijok exactly Ike an angel. :
lift' ** '
Could a fat woman ever look like an i
angel in any dra^s? N"o. A* for a ;
man, th.; idea that they ever make
men angola is absurd. They make
statuary out of Bom ■ 33 them, but not
many, after all; and—well— how does
the best looking man in the world
look when he gets out of ;'"1 to see
whore a fire is or to light the gas?
lint a thin woman is insidious. When
a woman has a stout, full figure thero's
no expression to her. Sim's a series of
curves that don't change. No. There
is something about a thin woman you
can't describe thai is clangorous to the
ponce of man. Still, people do lovo fat
women often.— Exchang ;.
Distress in Venice.
A friend writes to me from Venice
that inconceivable distress prevails
there among the working classes
owing to the miserable low rate of !
wages. Skilled tradesmen who work ■
hard for twelve hours a day six days in' j
a week can only earn from 9s 61 to M
per week. Clever woodcutters average |
22s per week clerks a private employ
ment get 6a lo 10s; those in public j
offices, 10s to 20s, and even those a the
higher post get only 255. The aver
age government pay to post and tele
graph functionaries is 15s 6d per week, i
from which iucome tux has to be de- !
ducted. Women engaged in lace and ■
i bead work, ii industrious, earn 4a 6d j
to 6s. A daily governess, employed j
sis hours every day, is paid 15s to.
18s per mouth". The wages of agricul- I
tural labors in the province of Venice j
average 3s to 4s 9d a week. The peo
pie yearn for the old Austrian days
when wages were higher and there
were practically no taxes.— London ■
A Problem Solved.
Old Man: "If 1 ;r.™ my daugh
ter to yon. ybnng man, where will you
take her?" Young Man: -Well, er—
Ithonghl perhaps we night stay here
with you until I can got things
straightened out a bit', 1 Old man:
"H-°in, ytis, 1 had quite overlooked
that easy solution of the d llkuity, but
my house is jeri b ialL" Vouuar man:
••Ye—s. I thought of that, too; hut the
kleaoecnred to mo that poss b!y tho
house couid be enlarged."—Atia \orit
Train;)-. "No, I'l-ruk you. mum, no
pie this morning. I niefi?y called lo
inqu re how '(•■,,!■ husbaud^il) vo!-c-
I'm a candiaate." Lady of t!\b<>a^e:
"Oh,.you're ii. the field?" T^p:
"Ye*, mum; haven't slept in a hoys«
for six wee '— Minneapolis I'nbnii'-
A faith Cure tC Worked.
BT EMM.T 18-ELASa
' It was at the close of 1 unusually bleak
| day in our so-called flow( month of Miv,
i that Will Phillip ascende the lone flight of
| stairs leading to the room in which ha and
| his wife Agnes had bra' 1 kept house for
i two years.
The rooms were stl:c|"a flit," by the
! landlord, but this dUiiuet B did not lessen
j the wearVsomsness g£ Ihi stairs, nor take
away ti.e stuffiness of dp mantel-bed, nor
: liten the d.n_:iue?9 ofphe dimly-lighted
Will Phillip was a snb dltor in a !.ir_'»>
; daily newspaper publishc In a low-lying
lake (shore city. He had 'en on the s all
i for four years, and comiiia of bard-working,
: ambitious New England lock, he had ap
' plied himself zealouslr * hi 3 work and
; taken the fewest and 1 iefest breathing
i spells. Although being cc "try-bora, and an
; earnest lover of nature, h' 1 spirit now arid
i then, on a tender spring df ()r » royal au
! tumn morning, woul I strays'way to the hill
! tops and the woodlands whie his body, and
: bo doubt the business |)Di|on of his brain,
; remained In the dusty sinctum patiently
! plodding on through new( summaries and
| political weather-signals.
Coming home on this chlly May evening,
I he ascended the stairs with* noticeably laz
, tins step, and at this top paused a moment
1 for breath. In one hand ha carried a little
ba«ket of trailing arbutus, »ud In tUa other
: a buudla of exchanges for examination
, during the evening Hafing gotten his
; breath, he passed along the hall whistling a
merry air, aud knocked at his parlor door,
. bow with mock ceremony When It was
; opened by a vivacious little wo.noa cad iv a
i gray gown and • large, white apron.
"One of id's poems," ha said, extending
j the basket solemnly.
•'Yes—SO they are!—so sweet— and the
I lovely pink sort— and you are kind to bring
them, dear. But tell mo why you whistle
is it old Slamm again ?"-and giving the Bow
, ers an absent-minded sniil, she sat them la
! the midst of the small dinner table.and turn
■ ed to her husband, putting her hands on his
I shoulders, un 1 looking Into his eyes with
I searching seriousness.
; '-Goodue66l can't a fellow whistle!"
"No, not your sort of fellow 1 I've never
! heard you whistle but four times since
Wfl were married, and on these occasions
; there was always some serious bother at
i baud. I'm getting to know you pretty
; thoroughly, my child! Come, confess at once,
and we'll have dinner!"
"Oli, it's of no conseauence just now—l'll
1 tell you later," laughing, and averting bis
I eyes, but not In time to hide the sad and
! wistful look that lay at the bottom of their
genial brown depths.
''William Phillip, th" longer you wait tha
■ more scared i shall be! Has old Slamm dis
inherited you, or have you hal bad lievi
Old Slamm, let it be understood, was at
tl c bead of the editorial and publishing firm,
and was given to periodical attacks of some
1 tiling bordering on hydrophobia—ittacls
| which never carried him quits off, but re.:-
I dere ! him exceedingly unn easant to aayooe
I within Hi- radius of half a mile. In, thjse
' dark hours many an innocent bead meekly
I bowed before bis slorm3 of abase, or fndJg
; nautly bowel Itself out of his presence for
! i-vi-i; and always everybody tremble!, from
| ;iie literary critic and musical reporter down
t>> th very ncvsUc^. JvhojcrowOe/, ir.-4'-..'
--tEeirssement door, anl waited the birth of
the earliest edition.
Well—U you must know—lt :sn'i; oil
Slnm:n, and It Isn't bad news—that Is, not so
very bad, us the world goes. ThiD;:3 cm
always be worse, you know. I jmt ran lo to
scu ilia big Dr. '■: i itb( rs, this moraine,
aliotit some miserable stupid feelings I've had
here for some time,'.' tapping b:& chest, "and
tb • long and short of it is that rrotably
before forty or ;iftv years more in '■■ oTeut*
(ul life- have p:i3sad, I'll be (joint M Tom an 1
Eb I—poor fellows 1 But not for lome tin ■
chiid!—not for three years, peri Bles3
your heart!" and Will pressed closely to his
breast Wne head that bud fallen upon it.
\V:,at sharp an 1 anguished thought* fla-fc
cd afrmtsh that !-•:-'■■ " ■,-' BuJJeu
•.. .. sura ion ami 1 te-lODj* loss, ail may
.ißaclpe who have i, i! dealings with that
creeping, fair-faced assassin—consumption I
For a lone minute the wife stood there, her
inns tightly clasped about her beloved nud
do<'m.'«l one. Then she lifted her white face
and — laushed. It was not the happiest laugh
In the world, but it had a bravo ring. And
she shook her husband by the shoulders as if
he were some bad little boy who needed sat
t;i : to right?.
"Dr. MaeWithors doesn't know what he Is
talking about! I haven't a doubt but he's one
of these passive old pessimists who think
everything must take is coarse, Bah I Don't
.you mind what he savsl Poor Tom ami Eb
didn't try any remedies In time, and they
bad no one to flsht for them as I will fight for
f t,u — providing there is any occasion. Go set
»a for dinner, del i ! Baked white-fish and
arbutus against the world 1" and Mrs. Acnes
whisked away Into the little kitchen. If her
movements amoßgthe kettles and saucepans
were somewhat agitated, and two wild hot
icsrs fell upon the bib of her white apron, no
/tic knew. It was a calm and hopeful bouse
,vife who brought In the dinner, and a cheer
and well-posted comrade who, after dinner
was cleared away, looked over the exchanges
and helped make up a fine column of ■■world
"What la Hie world i 3 the matter with
Jlmmy-lbe-Lumbermanl" Inquired Will Phil
lip of bis wife, some tea evenings later. Ilia
wife hud several brothers scattered about the
west, and it was Will's way to designate them
according to their various employments A->
he spoke lie handed aD open letter across the
"He is Well, i hope," answered Mrs. .'..trues
demurely, beginning to read, and her face
lighting op as she glanced rapidly down the
page. "Why — an offer of partnership— just
think! and he really la doing a pood business.
Hum — a man of brains — that's you!—a
n-sDousibla and level-headed Individual—
that's ran again! Climate the healthiest la
the United States— stood I Living ex
penses a mere sonjt—good asain 1 No reason
why a comfortable competence should not bo
realized within livj years—of course not!
Glad to hear from you at earliest conveni
ence. Why, William Phillip I Isn't this wbat
people call a bonanza!"
"I don't understand ill"
"What— lumbering business!"
"No —the offer. Begging your pardon. Jim
my has always been a little stiff with me
since Cleveland's election. He's eeemed to
think that oar enterprising little paper de
feated his party."
"Very likely! and this is ■ deep scheme to
get you out of the paper so his part] can rise
again. When shall we start tot the pinery!"
"Your'e not in earnest, child I Do you
think you could goto that wild region and
live among stomps and cat baked beam and
drink strong cheap tea without an? milk?
Oh! I know what it is! I've visited lumber
camps, and they are howling Jungles, so far
as the shopping sex is concerned. You can
never match a ribbon !ii"i", nor get just the
shade of plush you « ml. Besides, you'd
miss your Shakespeare Club and thn Exposi
tion concerts. Jimmy Is kind, but—"
But after two eveciuirs of spirited discus
sion Wilt Puillip wrote flu acceptance. He
added a postscript, which his wife did not
see, as follows: "The prospect is I'll break
downgenerally, bye and bye, but I'll b3 good
for soiaethinir for a while, and when the end
comes— I sort of fancy the Idea of dying
where there's plenty of room, and where I
Ci-i leave Aggie uuder a brother's wins."
— ~~^~u was o't 6Uo!l an oat anJ oat
After 81 n voa lsc towa where Jimmy
wllderness-the pree-Ul a, Klo* There
thelumbarmin F faw m . Ui tnen a boar ,,
was first of al J'J^^,, ,„ which the
wg house. he» well-attended P r..
nSpre eve?' S«» y DiKht: " provision
services ever 0 , ca ,, co and flan .
neTTnd none corn* a real lit,e postofflce,
,i ,ii,»nio #ru,'.']iiu embryo streets
Toodaiel boar/cottar where all the
* hand!' 'who had frllle* l.ved-the largest
cottaee, dlstln 2 ui^J by laco curtains and a
terra cot chi.J»y. containing , J mm > *
■ i^ii To *v cottage a '•wing" had
"SvaUaJelia which Will and his
wife were to li| »■»» '"«ir own cott'li;tf
could be erecteif
There Is so.nef",' In this home-buOaing
business-even I the home Is only of the
cheapest sort ai* Bet «■ tLle mlv; ot a f *"
est--tbat takesloW of the soul-If there Is a
soul-and in f 3 ■«• '«*■« wera two- » '
well filled withes fl"8 •"••tie "kinks" that
come of dwell!- la a *™* 1 C3Qter of c;vilizi"
tion. li t ,
The site ih lUB flnt e«»t Illastioa-
Much time, Srtfully prolonited by Miss
A-ues, was si i" roaming to aad fro un
de"r the imir*^-'-' Pl"**. welting out an
eastern slope! shade a" ' sil"l;-lu In r'-"
proportious,f elevation, :'ui a distance
from the bof 1 cottages eufllcient to clothe
them withf* 111' descree of enchantment.
Finally it f- ls foun.l—the Bite— gentle
knoll, covefl wit i vieorom young pines In
their teens/ a"a Jet standing so well apart
that only ** neeleJ to be cleared awa >' to
makerooJto' U»a b .use.
And theponsa—nothing more stherlal than
pine lo's jveut,- inclies la diameter, entared
into the J»etructiou of Its walls. fliesa logs
were heJ only so fat as w is necessary to fit
them Bnfl* together an I were left otherwise
In thelap»tural state, rough barked and
reslDOud There were but two rooms, but
these 41 °r SS o 1 3Z> ' aail at U'° eUI of
each irrlv "P abi" rou_-h alone chimney, with
a rirepjc" at the base large enouzh for old'
style bpMogS a"1 forestic.vi. ••The wood Is
only lithe way here, so "lllc'( a" "-J lire
place*-™ like." said Jimmy the lumberman,
andfery night be would stroll up to the
knolfo look at the "goings on" an Ito »tow
broajgrlns on his brother in-laws architect
'fall until we are settled and you nro
l n «ted to our first Sun lay dinner, brother
m £" laughed Mrs. Agnes, "vou'ii tea
mlhod In our madness, when all Is finish
The roof covering was of the sort called
lakes"—long and primitive looking shin
ies, set closely together with slender saplings
Ld above them as fastenings—giving a sort
if thatching effect The small paned windows
Were loir and wide, and opened on binges—
deep-set, solid, old English windows, v.ith
Wide sills that made comfortable seats. In
/ the ceillnir, composed of matched boards,
* some young pines with bark left Intact took
1 the place of hewn beams. Tue floors— one
I weakness, Agnes declared— ot wear
3) plan plauUs, oiled and polished to such a
I degree that it seemed wicked to walk upon
"Thej teem a mistake, somehow," said
Mrs. Agnes, after W.li had gone over them
for the last Ume aud was rastlns with rolled
up sleeves, from his labors, "They are be»u
tilu!, but I'm afraid of them. Tuey have an
air of superiority, as if thai were going to
' bo--s me about and make me a slave to them.
' l almost wish we had used l.ewn logs."
1 But ou that b;ip day when tl 8 eoo.ls
' from the city flat Were unpacked and arrant
'l erx-tn'S J~~-££ hoii^'wite lost her fear. Her
two cheap but pretty injtra v "2?! *|uS«?!
of soft yellows and browns were spread In
1 the centres of the thin ing Boors, and just
1 enough of the polished surface remained to
be a comfort and a joy.
The windows were marred by no drapery
beyond light curtaiu-i of creamy scrim, anJ
[ the possibilities that were sprouting up ••' •»
1 two handsome old yellow ginger jars o »Ty.
' And across the wide • ntraace betWj«n tho
two rooms; iuspenSed From a ." ■''' Ba;'
--■ pole, bun,' mo c told* ->' scrim '" a ieafy
trowu B--J6O.U pattern that took kindly to
! the iig walls and the art ■ ires.
1 Cevond two willow rocking chair* and a
cOTitable bookcase.a the furnitttrs was home
made, The bedstead was beautifully cl irasj
_pui Queen Ann, Mr* Agnes was sure—
and it had a m.ttres3 of pii.o bough! thai
, filled the room with a sweet resin fra
prance. The wash slcud anil toilet tab'e
were made of packing boxes covered with
' cheap dotted Swiss muslin, and the aiujile
1 mantel shelf was treated to a lambrequin of
tlie same cool and pretty material, i.; the
dining-room, which was als>) to be parlor an.l j
kitchen, the table was of a large and houiit- |
' able sort and under Its fringed cardinal cloth j
showed stout colonial legs, with things nt
4 the ends that a vivi I Imagination light take
1 lor lion's feet—being a bit of Will's rainy-day
c [-knife work The chairs were models of
1 strength and slmpllcltr.an l busy Mrs. Agues
' had already made for them some tufted ere
' totine cushions. In Hie corners, at either j
: side of the lire place, were shelves for china |
' aii.l cooking utensils, an 1 abova tho mantel
was first a rifle Hud Grandfather l'uilliu's
' sword, and then a little decorative flurry of
'' fans and peacock feathers, and a bronsa clock.
5 la the fire place «:;s fixed an old-fashioned j
' crane with three hook 3of different lengths
' depending ttierefrom. At one side of the
room v.a.i the bookensa well file 1 with choice
authors, and on the other el la appeared an
Innocent looking specie) of side board, mnde
* of oiled pine and covered with a neat linen
scarf, sad holding inside a variety of such
cooking supplies as are needed In even the
"A fine time you will have without a cook
stove 1" the sister-in-law sarcastically remark
"Sowe will," laughed Mrs. Airnes, "a flue,
slnijiles, healthful pioneer time! What we
cannot roast before the fire, or boll in kettles
over the fire, or bike In our charming tin !
oven, we'll cheerfully "liter lo your Stewart
range, my dear. We »re going backward a
hundred years or bo. We'll not only cook
with an open :i>-, bat we'll burn a piuo knot
for iluminatiui), go to bed at 9 o'clock and
rise at 5 and si>eud most of our time out of
doors. I've found ii very picturesque spot in
the shade of trees by the creek, where I shall
prepard our dinners ou hot clays, and where i
I shall do our w.'gh every Monday — the ■
weather perrnltl n.;." 1
Ami thus they "i-etlleii" in their ptDCT)
"I'd really like to live ■ few years. If I
might, iii this simple, Jolty- fashion," taid
Will to his wife,a« tliev sat before the dining
room fire the first evening after their remova j
from brother Jimmy's roof. Tbero had been '
a lively thunder-shower in the afternoon, and
the air hail cooled just enough to make a
handful of biasing knots ■ pleasant thioz to !
"You are coin, to l.Vi four times ten years I
le at least, Will, dear," answered Acnes, truu
" quilly, "but not In this place. A stock
>u ranch in Colorado, or Northern Callfornia.wlli
d be the iblna-, after a few years of rejuvena
ml Hon h'-re Moon!; the beating p'.nc«."
c? Will eiaiiceJ at I.is wife expecting to see a
:r sort of forced smile accompanying these
ir brave words, bat s!ie was lookiDK soberly and
in Intently into the dmclnsr flames
ie "lon never dhecrrered much 'ionsense
'd about me, did voui" she questioned, turning
i- abruptly toward him.
'None—except of a rather endurable sort
5 . replied \V 11, gallantly taklns: her unud In his
Ie witli a loverlike squeeza.
ot '.'Wei!, a strange tliln- happened to me
ik just be ore I wrote to—that Is, a few days be
>J fore brother Jimmy's offer came. It waß
id after you had gone down towa that dark wet
ijr morDinir. you remember, the morn 'after
I you told me about the—trouble. I watched
you till I mw you take the car at the corner
M* IhSU I crsat I-*** *** the aiDl.roo«,-l
and, Oh, ho* ««k the room «< mat «*"«
inornlu*-»nd I knelt by your chair. to,
face of Mrs. Afrnos was now bidden on her
husband's ehoulder-"and, Oh, I praytd! nov
out louJ, for 1 couia not speak, bat In »Ma
pern bow ,nd then, and then tears rub a*
ait as they'd wanted to rush all those boon.
Vnd, by-and bye-lt was the Queerest thlue
a great peace mi 1 comfort came over me, an I
great nlns faith seemed to draw near
and fill my soul And It .= tore yet, tor.
She lifted her face, pale wit* Intense feeling
1,,.,- eyes brUht and wide and far-seem- a,. I
kid bet baud up .M ii.i breast
••I feel that you ate Kotug to live tor years.
1 know ibat yon are nut coins to leave me.
Will deaf uutil 1 am a wblte-halred old wo
man slipping about In doth shoes and wear
Ing white lace caps.' 1 and Annes began to
»in a little. . .
••JBleM jour dear heart 1" was all Win could
say. The tears were tumbling down hit
cheeks aud sparkling merrily In the firelight.
•'But this isn't all of the queer thin*"
Acnes continued. "All that mornin ? -a!l
that day, In tact, 1 bad ■ faint, dim, persis
tent feeling of being among plue '"■' lon
may smile, and welcome, but il'4 a faet-aud
Impression of breezy, balsamic fragr»nce
an I Of little hillsides steeped m siip.uiiue.
How much better such • place for Will, came
the thought, than that dusty old edi»-re
room I And so, thinking of the pines, . got
to thinking of brother Jimmf. And then 1
wrote to him concerning the healtHfulneM v.
pine forests, nod Bald thai perhaps we might
pay him a visit, and—no, sir, not one word
ttbout business Of anything of the sort!-aa<!
back came his reply-hls offor-and hen we
Will with Agnes drawn closely to his side,
looked long and thoughtfully Into the flrc.
That he was feeling better and stronger, and
gaining In breathing-power every day, ha waa
well aware. The complete change in his work
ways of living— muscular exercise—
tbe pure aromatic air— early boon—the
plentiful sleep—the appetising taste of things
cooked before the primitive- tire-it would be
slnga at Indeed if these things dl I not yield
him benefit—for a time, at leastl But what
had brought him to these thing aud why
had his wife's Utlle confession thrilled hiinsi.
itranjelyl He hal always bean « square
thiokloK, nquare-actlnsr sort of fellow, an ' hla
mind toward spiritual and undemonslrated
things bad never been exercised very much.
If tinctured,*however, with th ■ fashsouable
skepticism of the age, do one knew It lie
was too kind-hearted, too large-ratndcJ to
scoff at any belief that could make even out
soul the happier and the better; and for him
self be kept silence.
As lie looked into the fire, a portion of a
stick fell down and lay smouldering at same
distance from its blazing comrades. ' I.' it
goes out, I'll follow Tom and £:>,'. was Li;
thought, "If it lights up ag.iin, I'U ■•• and
Aznes is right"
The little ember smouldered on, brightened
fora moment and then seemed to die out
utterly. A hade crept over Will's face. «',
uli h.ivu c 9'Ji.Cii of BPnerstltlon bidden awai
some fliers Yd ilia strata of hard comiuoi
sensft. Tii -ii be sml .■ i sliijhtl.', thinking ti
blimelr—"lt would be a pretty small sort °
IVoyi-viice who woo d go about d it« Uttli
triers of iii.it kind." Then under pressure o
=om« -aaccoontaUa nave of feeltijS be bow«
bit Lead and said aloud—"Lord, I believe -
help Thou mv anbel • ■!'."
A breeze came rushln- llirowtb the ptnea
the chimney drew"• long treati; the falle:
ember quivered and suupped Mid sparkled
an lin a moment was enveloped in flame. 1
shone aazzllnglAlnto WUl'i tjea as he lUte
his bead.-i.'».V If. Le'.<>"\£ I*4***
-..t. \ ■ i
A Mad Lover 1 I an laca
Early in th> aevsQD » -Anil, of thro
person* came to Oil O?omrtrf '-i'l _ «bi
Maine coast, and took up their abodi
at one of the hotels—father, mothei
and daughter, The former wealthj
and induljrcn'; the I&ttor ..i-uHJilui (in(
j modest. At the hotel tarried « middii
nged gentleman of prepossessing a|>
| pearance, fine conversational powers
and altogether estimable qualities
The guests were not abundant, for tin
season was earl and the young ladj
and middle-aged geutleman found oc
casion to frequent the veranda, nndei
sanction of pater and mater ! '■■
where lengthj lete-a-teles \\«r.- indnl
ged a. The v oung lady w;n im
ble an i susceptible. Tin. 1 middle-agei
gentleman was gallanl and as^idaou
in his attentions. Time wore on am
■ decided attatchmeat grew a;
between ihe two, which becam
a matter of comment to ill
dok Increasins gueatA li was gener
• ■! lerstoo ! that mat c m >ny wa
the inevitable. One day the la
companied her paranu in town to do i
little ahopp ng, retarn n - late i,i th
afternoon. What was her eons tern a
lion on arriving at tbe hi>U?f to lean
.that her gay Lothario lia<t gnddeul.
disappeared, been spirited away, »s i
were, or iv other words, been eaprorei
and sent buck to the 1 insane asylun
from which he had escaped a fey
months before, meantime being tern
porarily rational enough to carry on
the rolo mentioned. It seems tlitt th
lunatic when a younger man had visit
cd another seaside resort with his tttTj
anccd. While in bathing; the unler
tow from which Old Orchard beaeb. i
remarkably free, carried the youn
lady out beyond her lover's reach, an
she was drowned. The event so agonij
ed him that he went stark mad, an
he was sent to the asylum, from whir
he managed to escape, and was reca]
tared as related above. — Ltwi-ilvti (Me,
Advertising That Doesn't Paj
"It's ail humbug to talk to me of tli
benefits of atfveri Biag." said thu sou;
looking man. 'I spent $176 last yei
in advertising, and I was dosed out 1
the sheriff in January. The mom
was wasted, sir. every oenL A<lve
Using is no good."
"What papers did yon advertise in:
iuqa'red m sympathetic b slander.
"What papers? Thnudei' I dido
use any papers. 1 had my adverlis
ments painted on fence boards." —C>
cago Tribune. \
Not Quits Pos tad.
"We passed a derelict last nigtk
said the talkative p.**n«i>c*r~arbiv>a
fast. r l •
'•You don't say 3d!" exclaimed Mr."
Parvenue, and then whispering to hi
daughter, whosu seat was next beaid.
her. sho sakl: ' -Tiiere Jo.mie renWE
ber that 'derelict,' is French for Ml
burg' when we get to Paris!"—<**"
"Where Silver is Golden.
The old Italian, in his Port Huroi
speech, said "it was? unnecessary"t
speak of Cleveland Except in a *•«
words." He was ri^t—the fewer Ik
Setter. — Chicago liter- Oct «*.