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k Island Daily Argu
KOCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, FEBHUAUY 7, 1S91
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Vanity f KMrrlj Ucniri.
A street car acident which has come to
sn eastern exchan;- urmi to illw-trat
the uncor.sciouftncss of apparent ae. Aa
old lady on entering a crowded tram
eausbttbestrsj, and I y chance, took ber
stand Erectly in front of a Lady passenger
aprmrently as old as Lcrsrlt.
The possecsar of the el was up ia a
"Have ray seat, malam," sbe exclaimed,
witj aulible courtesy. "Yoa are older
thn I ml"
"OUer llian 3-00." iHonel the other.
"I beg a t bcit An J pardons for contradict-
1D7 ray elder, but tndiJ. muim, you ai
ni4ak-n. K-p yoar htsX."
"Cot I am aure you are older than L
"ADdIaa equally aare that lata not
Will you be good enough to rrtjm yoar
"Not wLUc an older woman t-tJiod."
Tbesitua:ioa was rtowiD interatitt
Bat though e!l jm.lcvl no one seemed
XDored to relieve uiattcrt by oSrrinff a ao-
Eot h eld Dersou." were prM t y wf : I warmed
op bytliis time. rirt oie a-.n'frl. tbea
(be otber, as oil ladies aometitne will
liea aire" y t ri.-d.
1 lie acabL mvI woatil before tbem.
Fi uaily an overture if j;-e ntu: from tbe
owner of tLe wt, tbu lol jteaker.
"I don t want to bed;arreei..e, titsdam,
and if I'm older tbac you I'll Kit duwn.
Lt's tell onr ajr-?. and t je olJer j-ielda."
The apcrieveJ woru&n did not n lih t bis
uarb. but tbe prt-apure of an uIh jre for
bade a ret reat.
"Well, madam,' s!.e re:i!iel, fun iojf tbe
aembbtnee of a tmur. "I ab.-iH l iuj4
happy. Will yoa aunonnre jiur ace
Then I h'j.ill take puri'U teiiui aiine.
I was born in Marrli. 1HT. At -1 jouf
"What. March. IH7I Good b avetis'
So wan I. Aud what dav did you arrive,
"TbeTib. Andyou" TLere t ere briglX
red po on be Imx-V i f botlioM ladxa
"I Juve n.t Lin more to aay, wart the
rej.ir. "My b.rttidjy is tbe t.it. I am
innch obhicml for tbe aeat." Aud with ad
mirHblr dignity be aat d n ami J conid
erable laupbter. CLico IV-t.
Th" CDrajis Tarty.
Some yean ago I was aked to arrange
aa entertaiamrnl f or a wocal wlberio j A
Cire u aomethin? nove, aaid tbe
hoittos. "We are tired of old tbinKS."
"How would an orange party doV I
"A party where tb younx ladies are ex
pected to wear orange dn-aw a ad tbe
yonnx toen orange net iitiea?
"Yea, and more tbaa that; the refneah
raents are to consist of oranges of ail
kinds, and served in many different wara
Tbe cake is to be"
"Yea, and tbe lemonade"
"Tea. and tbe ioar reams
"And tbe invitations are to W
"Written on oran paper."
"And tbe abodes cf tbe eaalihla"
"I aee it all. aitd Lke tbe idea."
"But I would m&ke tbe party educa
tional by bavins a short lecture on tbe dif
ferent varieties of tbe orange ao tbey are
terred. Then I wonld bare music on the
banjo, if it is poible to .Tt it, by a mJa
strel from the south. IW1 lor cabia music,
each m is played under tbe frange and
Crape fruit trees."
Tbe party was sueeeeafuL I aent south
forpanib raua,ora&ce bljiuut and aer
eral new varieLiea of Florida orangna, aud
aerured some fine navel oranges from Cait
f jruia. We Lad an abundanee of crape
fruit, and. if I faiied a a lecturer, tbe tx
gro did not fail U mae bimwlf ddigbtial
with Lis basjo and aonpv
e bad read a poem to tbe orun tree.
fcnd all aanz "Way IViwn Unon the Swanea
lUver" aa.1 "My Old Ketitnckv IImm.
and "Tbe Mortis;; LUrd" to tbe taa.
after which we bad tpaxisb mnaieoaMa
rnitar. IL Bnturwortb in Youth's Cone
Try La tm Clwm Away a Dahy Certace.
"I supposed." aaxl a Brooklrn woman
yesterday, "that it was tbe eaaieat thin '
possible to give away aa article of positive
use ami value, not I end it is tx. I own
a perfectly good btuiy carriage, forwbtra
my big 4-year-old baby baa 00 longer lbs
alichteat Deed, and t f a.x weeks I have
been trying to beatow it as a rfft utan
aomebody. I could Lave sent it direct In
some boapital or day nuraery, but I had a
Zancy I should like to pick out personally
some poor tuo:he w bo would be deba-Haa
wttb surh a indla!!. Uut 1 have tot Inn
ahle to find ber. 1 tiut with t be aiaser
of my tmrae, the wife of a bard working
Decbaaic. but I was told sbo bad aireadr
ecured aad was parins a d!Urimrk
opoa a fine carnage wivh bloc plaab aad
a satin parasol.'
"A friend's vuVrvumin runt and
looked at It and decided it was too lar?e
to ataad in ber hallway, so abe rootiatme
to carry ber big baby to aad from the per
son she lesvvea bka snta wble she ia out at
orx. I spoke to a t btajrlaa who Lad. 1
know, a couMtderab'c rbaritv twmtioe. atal
be void me afer a Ijrtuibt a Intervai that
Lis oner of tbe carrUze to four drm.i
poor and v-orkinc mothers bad aroamd ao
eaUhuaiaam. Every one of tbem exiw-Lrd
to have "a new one before the summer. 1
caOed ia a woman from the ttrwt w bo waa
e-sTTTtXtK a baby of weibt seemli4t".y b
yood ber strength.
"Bba looked st over without ardor, but
fiaally said aba weald take it aad would
mo back for it ia tbe aTLerboba. 1 never
aw bee again. Tbe effort now Is beaomiae
balereaclag, aad I sbaii coaUaue it aul
the person who will be UoroogUy giad U
ova tbe carriage is enoooared. Fae
most exist somewhere la Una big city."
Kew York Tlmea.
Do Tsw a tb Msvmr?
A French pab'bber who Lad beard d
youag Balxao aa bkelr to da writ m.i
call oa Mm with the Intention of giving
axm ajuu traawe 1 or a aoveL Vpoa CacLuig
be lived in aa obscure part of tba iowa,
however, be deaerauaed to reduce this sum
to 1,000 fraaca. Oa arrivt&g at tba honac
and discovering be lived on tbe fourth
Soor It struck bJta tbet 100 franca woahl
be am pie; bat oa reaching Ids auic aad
fladiag him eating a irony roll he offered
but M franca, with which be bougbt L
Dernier ree.N-Saa Fraocisco Argoaaat.
Oa a Regular Pita. -Jlow doeg Rem
Peck tU married lifer "Ob, I racai
ke take It eccordiaf to directioaj.''