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SATUKDAV, NOVEMBEti 14. 1891. 7
I -fr. THE ABSENT
K THE GEN,US-
..Hon ot Being Br la
" . of Arrllr at
I""" Yora-lWt Try to
ll.' B.niKMEU. I
u .ttlml now, I think.
I1?.?. ..;,! to hsve a tower
Lff5 f Mr. Eiffel look
100 feet higher
? -r an.1 will have a
1 L tup. surmounting which
r. .!" " nd the Suffers flut-
" :? the rrein.- mm
- It is said that
'"n .!t...,.i f,.r vears, nauonbt,
I bis f'"r i. ...... rr
LrniMS (.iicny will greatly
13 .f .i, Fr.-nfh tower, which
-J . min.l IDS Wltl,
f ait aiiJ vortu. a frugal
r nrv well Fiemling an en--i.,a
v.-'"rk:nif wy way to the
i' .1 i t i t and the entire
"."in ' l-a-zk again. It was
."j. it i- to heroine a thirty
ie while your family
t,,-. r was supplied with
'-nl elevators, and one had to
he enconntereu ue same
lt'.: l.iit with less rolling stock
. , i;. so tiiat when he got up to
i ..f t.u;jii.i nuu ij wear lue
tone cits even in ine neat or
v trivt l. r had to stand and
labours in line with others, as
: s; the postoffice or the box
nfrfnin? in the Vitrei tower
in the cafe which gave
I .Iw.nitTo. Mr. .irtel dined
IjeTifrtins. tie is a very nana
It of fifty. Irhups, with wavy,
-and a vrrv elegant manner,
l-sis acquired hy Btndying care-
. e:i.ae;te of Americans who
-:;n!)le father of the Panama
oiher works was dining there
e was then eighty years of age,
gat nJ fctrong, apparently, as
lira tower w as tall enough for
i: to additional height would be
jo f;ir as I am concerned.
errarsrlf at a height of about
t js:n the air, with a republic and
l aspires at your feet, while the
s on which you stand is swaying
L-i and forward with an oacilla-
trrenteen feet, and with the dull
sat roar of the inclined rail wars
l:a up the legs of the tower, and
W THE EIFFEL TOWER.
-en r-.iniiiu of the other eleva-:rc-h
..f the wind past your face
- ci.:n ()f th? tiiin air about you,
w an. tii-re a nice cool cloud
' ar: I , ,11 mriy have a very
a of iij-.v iie felt on theJower
. i. .. V r. could not calmly
! mv: "Wo will let it go
"' Y i -.r hand is good. Take
'"r ev-ry thing else." It would
i.s. ...... So she will build a
-- f t.f which will extend
' J:.t . tic eky. Elevators will
- :.;:i.;u to the top without
- i t . at..J have an immense
J 'a;.-i.-:ry. no that thoBe who
I not have to wait
"'"v. :'l h;.ve a peating capac-
" "'I j '(., and there will be a
Uf.r-T ,,f jipinte.1 restaurants of
1 r"!l'-'n, German, Italian
-j-f. 'in The prices have
- tj.-i y.-t, nor the menus print
. ;: ; '' W;1 probably be high
'M'.-'i-f those who have been
,: Mio'a for the past few
'' r"!: ftp platform will be oc
"l Wc:kuown speakers from
Will JllriVu u fatn K,,nurW
Jones has been spoken to re-
: "rxer. He will be fol-
. iieuiaies, woo wiu
important questions, inter-
'5 UiUie, iirief a.l.lroimp. nr th
latuf t;. i-:i , . . . .
? W:' ' states ana Alar-
'"ator will be ahl to rarrv
Ht. a hin rate of Bpeed, en-
to te-l that delightful
''tii. ;,it of the stomach which
a ii.s (k ;,n steamer falls out
.'th "is f-'-t for a moment and
luncheon. whilt hia Ktom-
V it r i,,l,. ,
j t'" 'i n nail suuuenjy
,'jP"lr.h"w selfishness and job
'u stick : . .
tat times even in
y. wriuuc undertaking like the
rst , re a crw of men were
""sort of grade or embank-
PIC til Ol inflQin:? ftf thuf
dentl tliey ia 1 decided to make a pres
ent of a new sltovel to one of their num
ber, and bo, as they steadily threw the
soil tip on th bank, carefully looking
the other way, they were covering op by
degrees a hanlsome new shovel, owned
by the contractor. At eventide I sup
pose they went; and got it out
We are all prone to consider the effect
of all onr mov upon our own future
even while locking for light and trying
to be governed by the purest motives.
A little boy -whose papa was a clergy
man was asked by a neighbor once if
his father had decided to accept a call
to preach at Minneapolis at an advance
of $200 per year salary. The lad said he
did not know. His father was praying
for light, but most of the things were
It is so too o "ten with all of us. We
try to be governed by the purest motives,
but how often we ask for divine guid
ance while packing our things!
Di T3K DINTXQ CAB.
Chicago has several distinct advan
tages over New York which 6trike a
traveler at once. One of them is the
rapidity with which one gets his bag
gage in Chicago. When you land in
New York or approach the city a well
informed and t alented gentleman carry
ing a large mas s of echoing brasses on
a big wire key ring goes through your
train with a little memorandum book
and agrees to transfer your luggage to
your home or iotel before you can pos
sibly get there yourself.
You have rishly agreed to get mar
ried on your arrival, perhaps, or you
may have accepted an invitation to be
present at a large dinner where you will
make a few spc ntaneous, typewritten re
marks. So when this able and thor
oughly well in formed baggage checker
man takes your check and your address
you heave a sigh of relief and begin to
drink in the picturesque beauties of
Elizabeth and Jersey City, those beauti
ful abodes of wealth and beauty, and
with joy you si iff the rich aroma from
the bone works along your route. You
feel assured that when you get to your
inn or your chocolate colored flat in One
Hundred and Thirty-ninth street your
trunk will be on the stoop with a glad
welcome and one hinge waiting for you.
But after sev-?ral bitter experiences in
this way you filially give it up and yield
to despair. I do not know how many
happy wedding have been broken off
by the Express and Transfer and General
Mephistopheles association, of New York,
or how many iupromptu speeches have
died in the bosom of the typewriter be
cause of this great incorporated disap
Once I got my trunk on time, but my
wife did not. We were to go together
somewhere, for we were not then posted
regarding New York customs. So we
were to go together. It was an evening
affair, and it was full dress. I wanted
to wear my fidl dress, for I had a nice
new suit with embroidery down the side
of the leg. It was my first effort in
evening drers a id I was perishing to try
it, but my wifa said nay. It would be
very rude and t'e trop to wear evening
togs when she appeared in a street dress.
So I relented ami went in short coat
with hectic necktie and mingled with
those who were clad in the severest
evening dress tl roughout. No one knows
how many hearts have bled over these
sickening delays and disappointments.
I remained a month in New York at
that time hoping for another invitation
which would necessitate evening toilet,
but no one askei me out.
In Chicago the railways come almost
into the center f the city on the north.
wit and south, and when yon have
bathed your features, aud looked under
the bed for a burglar, and rummaged
the drawers of 1he dressing case for for
gotten hosiery b nd the bric-a-brac of de
parted guests, the porter knocks softly
at your door an 1 wheels in on a rubber
tired truck your welcome trunk. It is a
very great comfort and delight.
Last week I net a man on the train
who got even with lue in a way 1 de
ppise. He had been my gnest once at
home for a wtek, aud I certainly tried
to make it plea-'ant for him duriug that
time. He remained at the house as
much the propr etor as I was. He got
tip when he felt like it in the morning,
and his breakf.ist was ready for hiui.
We saved out the tender corner of the
steak for him, and though we didn't al
ways like to do it, we refused the secoud
joint of the fowl because we knew he
liked it and his nerves were not quite
strong, being sort of a genius the kind
of genius that does not think it has to
be responsible; the kind of intellectual
child wonder that ignores the dnll de
tail of receipt 1 bills and a just equiva
lent to people w ho have no genius.
You have se in such a genius. It ex
ists in every profession. He is the kind
of man who valks over the prostrate
bodies of his friends and regards his
wife as a misguided being who has been
mercifully peniitted to stand around
and admire him and reach up under Lis
vest for a sfay suspender that he can
not get hold of. He does not hold him
self auienable t the laws which govern
other people. Ileing a genius, he takes
three pieces of pie and then expect the
family to sit vp all night and hold his
head for him. - ' '
. He is the aoTOr of business men, tua
beU noir ot rotumonplace people. He
" we spoiAHt ny a little aotsce In the
paper, and should he bedded down every
night with barley straw and fed on corn
In the ear. Genius is a good thing, so I
m told, and I do not despise It myself,
bnt when it is made to take the place of
common decency and snaps it fingers at
friendship, I would rather not see any
signs of it in my children.
This man was one whose work I had
admired. I could not see how his heart
could be otherwise than pure and un
selfish. His words had called up' the
tenderness which is common in the
hearts of all, even in the coarse nature
of the funny man. I read his beautiful
lines, and I said to myself: "Here is one
whose soul is all aglow with divine sun
shine. He lives in a perpetual Indian
summer of gladness, and the birds and
the angels love to associate with him."
His soul was all aglow with sunshine
when things went his way, but when
they did not it was aglow with a red re
flection from the great coke works where
the worm dieth not and the fire de
partment is an ignominious failure. I
would not advise a tender, trusting girl
to marry a genius like that Marry a
plain, openfaced mechanic who is will
ing to submit to the laws which govern
humanity in general, rather than the
spoiled pet of a pelt hunting public
which adores at a distance and despises
at short range. Select one who is willing
to give blow for blow, smile for smile
and dollar for dollar wherever he goes;
a man who does not live in the artificial
warmth of a silly adoration, who is not
perpetually yearning for another curtain
call, whose morbid and boundless appe
tite for praise takes at a gulp the simple
devotion of a wife and children and
howls for more and more.
Very few men of nnusual ability and
genius are firm friends or domestic sac
cesses. Why is it?
In my judgment it is for the simple
reason tnat in the matter of praise they
finally get to preferring quantity rather
than quality. They would rather get a
column of the most obvious rot than a
paragraph of genuine indorsement
They need it by the bale and so they
must fill up on the cheap and non-nutritions
taffy of strangers, when if their
taste had not been destroyed by gorging,
a valuable eimile from a valued friend
would go farther than the ringing ap
plause of a thoughtless multitude.
I saw my gifted friend last week, and
somehow as we rode along on the train
it seemed to occur to him that he ought
to "get even with" me in some way for
past hospitalities. I did not look at it
in that way, but he did. -
So he asked me to dine with him on
a buffet car.
We had tomato soup canned; pickled
lamb's tongues tinned; Bert's justly
celebrated Belgian crackers, canned
pudding and revised coffee. (Ha had
waited till we rrn&svl t.h lin and cnt
into a state where no liquors are sold.)
Then we had a cigarette, and his obliga
tion to me as a host was wiped eut
Genius is a good thing, but if it should
break out in my family I think I would
call in the doctor before it got much
of a start All the way from Edgar
A. Poe to Blind Tom the history of
genius has been clouded by ingratitude,
domestic infelicity and cruelty. Let us
each and evnry one, as we crouch around
our own firesides to eat popcorn and
Spitsbergen apples of mediocrity, re
member that there is a sweet and bean
tifnl flavor to a square and yet unevent
ful life which the pampered children oi
abnormal and overgrown talent never
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