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TILE AHQUb. MONDAY, tPi-L -ii IfcHl.
TIIE A KG US.
Fall la y k4 at 1CI fteca A-
eaac. fcadk Irani, 1:1.
J. W. POTTtB.
Tmi-Iklj. tec pf amta: VeekJy, fi
ouLMxSerVM ef e'"jj r a.i .!
C ctoanev. poetical rr:,a. Btat fce
ml tuk seaa4 for juMarsya 3 wae artl
DuM w:i fee pr:z2e4 ewer iricswa KXmstzn
ImrMci owl wot imjuuf.
UmiwUuij mH frua erery towne JUp
la fcock lajaad ou.
Mosdat, April IS 131.
Tax Burliagtoa Gizttte hope that
Btuia wCl have m gxol t hr is the
avext world m be gave ia tila. Tb en
tire kutu race wCl join ia that with.
Roci Wolcott. pretidtnt of tbe Mm
aacbcaetu rapub!fca db, c aid at a pub
lie dinner lie the other eight thai Q
retestloa at tbe bead of tbe prtT rgaa
izatioa is tbe cause of tbe partj'a decay
ia MaatacbuaetU. Tbe diagaotia ia prob
aWj correct- Many persona ia Vataa
chnaetit keep eoaacieBcet ia stock.
The Xew Tork WorJd ia agitating for
tbe coBKii'daboa cf 5ew York aed
Erooklya into one municipality. It la
evrdeci that jealoaty of Chicago' grown
prompt tbia effort to prepare for tte
cet'ct of 19'J). Bat Chicago caa retal
iate by anteiicg tbe entire itate cf UH
aoia. Tbe aria to tte ctaih, and we
are with Cbicaeo.
Tbe London Spectator ridicules tbe no
tioa cf Italv deciaricg war asaintt one of
tbe greatest powers of tbe world "a
power capable within atz noatba of bay
ing and buHdirg a fleet tbat would block
ade eyery port in Italy. American io
geouit weuldy be so stimulated to outdo
Itself that it wou'd tara every tteamtr
tbat could float Sato aa improvised
What It fame, after all? Now cornea
the Pari Figaro, whfch ander mcatcir
comttancea, knows what it is talking
abcot.and announcta: "Lawrence Barrett,
tbe e!l known Amer'xaa actreea, died
yetterday in New York . Mme. Barrett
was 53 years old, and yet many of ber
dmirera. seeing ber ever alike, bright,
pretty asd jouoe, btrdiv believed that
.he bad paaaed thirty. Mr. Barrett, ber
buabaad, served in the war cf secession
as a captain of artillery."
Babas HiRfax, tbe renowned noarcitr
and philanthropist, ha contented to ex
plain for the North American Review at a
very early date, tbe principles which have
animated him in tbe distribution of his
prince! v philanthropic. His jiewabave
special pertinence at the present time
because cf the important discussion on
tbe "Responsibilities of Wealth," which
la being carried on in tbe pages of tbe
Review by tucb eminent authorities aa
Cardinal Gibbon. Prof. Eiv. Bishop Pot
ter, Hon. Edw. J. Pbelp, and the Rt.
lion. Jcsetih Chamberlain.
The Dubuque Telegraph furnitbes this
bit of philosophy.
If Cregier bas been beaten for mayor
cf Cbicaeo. bis defeat will probably
prove a blessing ia dirgrise. for with
neither faction in possession of power
and patronage the dissensiooa in tbe
rank of the city democracy will doubt
leaa be healed long before 1832, when a
anion of tbe now hostile elements will
be absolutely necefstry. It is better for
tbe party sot to have control of tbe ci y
than to have it and in tbe bestowal of
official favors discriminate in favor of one
wing and against another.
The bill prohibiting the wearing of
tights on tbe stage and recioirlng the uc
cf at least a short skirt has been passed
by the Minnesota senate. Should tbe
measure become a law, tbe tbeatre-goers
cf Minneapolia and St. Paol will be de
prived of spectacular plaj sand of cer
tain kinds of operas, and feel anything
but grateful to their law makers. An
analysis of the vote would probably re
veal tbat tbe bill was passed by rural
senators whose constituents, having no
familiarity witbtfaem, regard spectacular
dramas as an abomination. Tbe meas
ure is an attempt cn tbe part of some
people to regulate the morals of otbeis,
and it is therefore kindred, as tbe Du
buque TelegraDh says, to tbe prohibitory
law of Iowa. But th? house may reject
A Kmart Clerk.
Customer Do you keep shirts?
Smart CWk fnot recognizing him
Not any laager than we can help, air.
Customer Well, I should say yon
didn't, judging from the length of tbat
one I got here last week. Washington
The Limit Keached.
"Move forward a little!" roared tha
street car conductor.
"I can't," gasped tbe man in front; "I
don't know now to ride horseback."
s Richard Mansfield has diatLnffuiahed
himself by painting. He bas besides de
voted binmrjf to tbe study of a superior
order, and he can lay claim to more accom
plishments than anybody who bas seen
him simply in the work of bis profession
on the stage would be likely to attribute
Tom It is almost impossible to con
trol a habit!
May Yes; particularly a riding habit.
New York Herald.
"Whose cigars does Carver smoker"
bill mes cleopatra;
A FP-EE AND EASY TRAHj LATTO CF
THEOPH!b GAimEfTS STORY.
IW BmUr C.S Thmm That tfc fmS
Tni 3taa with a Batrmiai; lwm aa4 a
Milk Emu BiA, hmt the Ir Cma
C Tarn Jmmt tax Saian
JCorrriit. V&i. br EAxxr f. Krl
TraDslate'l with eocsdri U reckkss
neas frota tbe French cf Tibile Oao
tier by Widaia Nye, Esq.
Tbe delicate fhwmp pink of Cleo
patra saluted tbe uraiverii-g :!'! as she
slowly :ppl into the leasel and
highly delighted waters. Abomt her
waist arl arms salver and pearl girdles
and bracelets clung when ti surface of
the waters broke over ber wonderful
figure, and cpaline bubbles caught and
kised her dimpled should en as the r
qtieeti sazzled about in the sippling tide
or chneked with laughter as she lasxmed
a trusted eunuch in the eye with a hunk
cf golden mud.
SHE SHEirSED fJE HELP.
Her wealth of wonderful hair floated
out behind her over the v a;er iiie a
magtiiScent m antle. ClwrAt -a was rgal
even when bereft of her royal robes, and
those who happened to be r.ding by on
the cars while .he was in swir iming were
forced to admit that even sbucke-l the
was etiil a queen. She swart to and fro,
sometimes trea-ling water with h-r
cherubic feet or scooting cog fashion
like a leautiful water bug acnes the
pond. Now fhe would seem to sleep on
tbe surface of the waters like a slumber
ing lily, and then anon she would rie
from her wet environments I ke a Venus
rising to a puint cf order in the conven
tion at Mount Olympus.
Suddenly Cleopatra utters a sharp and
startled cry, as did Diana wh n siirprwd
by Acteon. Through the f oli age she had
seen the earnest and somewh it admiring
eye of a total stranger. It vas that of
Meiamoun, the wretched b.ver of the
queen, who ha1 never met h-?r, but who
was a great admirer and corrant reader.
He was frota the middle w ilks cf life,
and did not know much, but. oh, how he
did seem to lay aside what otl er business
he bad on hand and worship the magnifi
cent woman who, as theae lines are
penned, slid eoftly into the all embracing
waters like a beauteous musk rat!
Her startled cry brought to tbe bank
her two armed eunuchs, who had heen
frogging farther down tbe str -am. Cleo
patra pointed out to them tie clump of
trees behind which Meiainot n was con
cealed. Defense was uelesa. and so he
attempted none. He said ti at he wjj
sorry such a thing should have occurred,
but be would try to avoid aiything of
tbe kind in the future.
It was indeed a coarse thjig to do.
She told him distinctly that it was no
way to do. and asked him if 1 e were not
ashamed of himself.
Quickly covering herself wi .b ber cali
eiris, she bode the eunuchs fjje the life
of the rash young man and bring him
before ber. They done so. The queen
could not understand why he 6 lould have
come, at the risk of hi3 life, where no
man was admitted upon penal! y of death.
Surely be ha1 not come to et-al her
clothes and hide them just U chaff her
nibs, for 6he had still othrr clothes
which were yet good, besides quite a lot
tbat coul J be made over and still look
No, be must be an assassin hired by
bloodthirsty Rome to tteal in upon her
and kill her. But his clear, honest eye
and trembling lip told a story of truth
and of a heart at once pure an 1 sweet.
"May my soul be found lifrht in the
balance of Amenti," he said, and may
Imei, daughter of the Sua and Goddess
of Truth, punish me if I evereatertained
a thought of evil against you. O queen."
Saying this upon his knees, Meiamoun
wept and tried to bite the dust, but his
nose seemed to be in the way.
He was a fine looking youn j man, as
Cleopatra saw at a glance, of great nu
bility of character, and a little less heavy
set, perhaps, than Antony was. He
said he came of a common set of people
living back of town, and had jtst fought
a milk route of his father, which he
thought was going to be a gooi thing in
time, if be could sort of build it up and
extend it a little. "Of course it is not
the life to which yon have b n accus
tomed," be said; "your folks have always
been well off, I know, and yon have
never had to put your hands into dish
water or scald milkpans or wisin calves
from the parent stem, but Ilov you very
much, indeed, very much, indeed. We
will have to live plain at first, but I am
a steady young person and hat e already
this year accumulated eight dollars. In
forty years this vronld, as you will see,
amount to $20. My folks like you, and
say tbat yon would make me a jood wife
if you stiddied down a little. Do not,
oh I do not refuse me," he said. "The Al
liance people will soon be on top, and I
am almost sure that 1 will ba at some
time overseer of highways at cur place,
which is as good as two dollars a day
just for working on the roads in June,
which is a dull time with us anyway, j
ami almost ilk findre; fcrry-esghi dcA
lri ia ta atreet."
Tbe cnieea gave a krw iasgh as Efce
proceeded wita ber dreadiz, rTW raore
raJnly. "ByStOm" she said. "Dog of
ilfcH. thou art a foolhardy wretch. Yews
thick that with your eastiroa impade&c
aad budding milk rwrte you may wia to
wife a qnsxn whose fast is good fear a
column in evssy g-enday paper frota the I
Cobcd Parn to Prngapore. You should j
be kilted, course, bat I cannot decide ;
yet how to do it. Whether to fry you 1
in the fat of these negligent eosucbs and
feed you to my aquarium, or shock yroi i
to death with the early humor of Franc
I know not-"
'Queen,' said tbe youth, now standing
on the other foot awhile, "I deserve to
die. Be clement, tmt let me die. You
will find nearly seven dollars worth of
milk tickets in my inside pocket. Take
them; they are yours. You can get
your milk in that way of my suceesBor
free, and milt is quite an item with any
body who keeps as much hired help as
you do. Take raj life. It is useless to ze
since I lore you and you love ma not.
"Well, then.'' said the queen, as she
smilingly shed a mouthful of hairpins,
for ber smile was wider than she had
thought, "you shall Lave your wish,
but first you shall know what it is to
Lave what we call fun. You Alliance
people think you have some little pleas
ure in life, but you do not. You are ex
traneous, as we say, or not in it. You are
my guest for this evening. You die in
tbe morning. You will join me at din
ner, will you not? We keep an all night
houae, a ad we have some wassail on hand
that has never been used; also a can cf
orgies that has not been opened yet
May I count on you?
'Indeed thou mayst," said tbe youth,
as be went out into the court yard and
washed his face in tbe rain water barrel,
and walked for a time in the dewy grass
to remove the milk spots from his be
Cleopatra now gave orders to have the
banquet hall prepared, and sent away
to the village for a fiddler who could
also call off. She was cool, yet watch
ful of her fcelp. She was everywhere
ordering victuals cooked, the smell cf
hct preserves came from the royal
kitchen, and one eunuch named Olean
der, who was a good man, and pointed
to himself with pride on account of his
singularly pure life ia the midit cf the
corrnptioris. temptations and fines and
costs of a court, was sent to the neigh
bors for mors sauce plates and a two
gallon ice cream freezer.
Rare exotics were gathered to beautify
the table, and Egyptkm hollyhocks were
mas.1 with sprigs of asparagus and
rJce dried grasses at eyether end of the
voluptuous table. The new cake basket
was on tbe table with two kinds of cake
in it, and everything was arranged with
out regard to cost.
Cleopatra ordered that a bran new
table cltu be used that evening, and
also decided to open one of Bent's justly
celebrated hunting cato water crackers.
The hall was resplendent with decora
tions and articles of vertu, one painting
being a fruit piece, given, all framed, by
the publishers of The Egyptian at Work,
a weekly publication, which Cleopatra
took cn account of the recipes contained
in it. for she did not agree with it relig
iously, being a free thinker and general
all around looloo from the Lead waters
cf the Nile.
In the parlor she had a tree fungus, on
which she had etched a nice winter
scene, copied from a Christmas card.
Meiarxtouu'e eyes stuck ont a good deal
when he saw all the glorious things,
for at home they all lived in one room,
and took tarns dressing behind the
stove of mornings. A handsome cottage
organ stood ia one corner, with a copy
or full for tbe Shore lying on the
music rack. The trappings of the room
were all rich very rich, indeed. A
drawn rug represented Pharaoh as he
looked in the morgue after the recovery
of Lis body and while waiting for iden
tification. His features were somewhat
CLEOPATRA TCEXS OUT THE OAS.
distorted; but it is very hard to work a
speaking likeness into a drawn rug, and
Pharaoh hao. also been drowned quite a
while when he sat for the portrait. .
While Cleopatra sang a little song for
the young man, slaves and eunuchs were
busy opening cans of Cove oysters and
setting the table.
Suddenly it occurred to the great po
tentate that her guest ought, perhaps, to
make some slight changes in his togs.
Showing him the way up to a pleasing
rxo a&d raifd:"g him a" Email ksy. the
youce nan lot no time in opecitg a large
leather bag with Egyptian hieroglyphics
on it, asd fimTrg Assocy's regular ban
queti r-g clothes.
Domning a Hcen tunic with gt&dea
stars upon it. like the costume of th.3
God les cf Libertr, and a purple mantle,
he bound a fillet de bceuf about Lis
trow, and paased down to tbe clinirg
hall EmeHLsg quhe sweetly of Antony's
hair oil, perfumed with LDy of the 3 Lie.
Cleopatra wore her other dress. Itcon-
eiited cf a pale green crepe de Cnineoprai
at the sides and clasped with golden
bees. It was aa evening dress, and
therefore almost entirely concealed as
she sat at table. Oa her anas she wore
two etriagscf pearls as big as hickory
cuts, and pointed diadesa valued at
eleven dollars rested on ber marble and
As she seated ber guest beside her she
clapped ber Utile haud, and instantly
the Egyptian glee club struck up a song
called "ilyGum-Tree Canoe," red lights
sprang cut along the costly dados cf the
rooms, and a concealed fountain in the
front yard, lighted by beautiful opaline
candles, squirted fully a rod high.
Huge flames palpitated in tripods of
bras; giant candelabra shook their
diEhrreled light in the midst of ardent
apors; the eyes of dark carved sphinxes
flamed with phosphorescent Lghtcings;
the bull headed idols breathed flames;
the alabaster elephants, ia lieu of per
fumed waser, spouted, aloft bright col
umns cf crimson fire: iTismatic irises
crossed and shattered each other; soft
music sensuously stole through, in and
out among the potted geraniums, and
sifted through the intertwining leaves
of the smilax came the low, soft bellow
ing of the buhl buhL ,
The orgy was now at its height, the
dishes of pfceniccpter "s tongues, the livers
of scarus fish, the eels, fattened upon the
bodies of prominent people and cooked
in brine, the dishes cf peacocks' brains,
tenderloin cf terrapin aux filley, hot
San t erne, boars stuffed with living birds,
etc. etc, were on the menu.
Wines of ail tdnda, from the vintage so
common at the post keller or the rati
keller to the wines of Crete and of Massi
cus, were served by Asiatic pages, upon
whrne rich and voluminous flowing hair
the beautiful and somewhat finicky Cleo
patra wiped the Esvptian gravy from
her taper fingers. Her companion also
did the same as soon as he got onto it,
but prior to that he contented himself
with utilizing the borrowed vestments
of the absent Antony. Yet we should
not reproach him now. Treading as he
was upon the borders cf a yawning grave,
but seeing across the groaning board the
grinning face of Death, we may forgive
him if in an unguarded moment he did
things that were outre.
Toward the- close of the feast mum
mers (both ry and extra dry) entertained
the young people with song, dance and
walk aroun L The president of the Cairo
and Egyptian central dropped in on his
way home from the depot and spoke
briefly regarding the tariff, and a local
humorist gave a funny little anecdote
and took home a cold goose in a news
paper as a reward of his wonderful ge
nius. Then Cleopatra herself aroee. She
cast aside her mantle, and stating briefly
ia a few well chosen words that she
could not make a speech, not having
been constructed in that way, neither
could the sa? a song or tell a story, she
would, with the consent of the audience,
offer a selection from an Egyptian break
down composed by herself and which
they might like to hear.. While the
beauteous queen sashayed up and down
to the lascivious pleasings of a lute the
picnic ice cream came in. Cleopatra said
that she would not chase anv, but the
rash young man from the Spring Valley
Mux farm ate heartily cf it.
As he fini-bed and wiped his spoon on
the hair of a eunuch the gray of the
dawn was stealing in through the rich
hangings of the halL An ashen look
. also stole over the fare of thf rnmi?
j yahoo, and quickly clasping his hands to
j the base of his chest he gave a startled
t cry like that or a tomcat who has no
wittingly swallowed a hornet with a
! mean temperature to it. Not having
! read the papers much, he had not no-
ticed how manv people were being
j mowed down by ice cream, and so aa
1 the day began to dawn the rash young ass
who had loved the queen, and swapped
his life, his hopes, his soul and his
milk route for two dollars worth of good
victuals, curled himself up in a shapeless
mass, and kicking two or three times
convulsively, although, of course, it was
worse than useless, he gave up the ghost.
Pouring a little vinegar on a large
pearl, the haughty queen dropped a tear
for the bite milkman, and swallowing
the molten gem as one might a sherry
flip she turned off the gas, rang for the
undertaker and retired to her apart
Cleopatra has been harshly criticised
by many modern writers for being so
kind of wild, but we should remember
that she waa called to the throne quite
young and needed a mother's guidance.
She was very wild as a girl, and it has
been intimated that her father was a
clergyman. He being very strict, she
finally broke loose and made a good deal
of talk in Egypt.
Yet Cleopatra had her good points.
She was a good cook and a model house
keeper. She is said to have made a pre
serve out of watermelon rinds that
brought on a war with theBomans
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