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mi: AliGUS,SATURUAl, DEC 31, 1892.
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Saturday, December 31.
The set earnings of the Paris post
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000.000. Thk United States produced 10,000,
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A PArrv New Year, cue i.f berlih s.n'1
propperi y, ia The Aroi's wishes to
its rentiers. '
Welcome the ccm cs;, fptei tli p.T',
ing guest. Fiirewcli to '02, v.j-h its suf
cesses tin.l r.v.-r.-is Wi!,-ome :o '93;
may :t he Uuon wi.u l.riciit prornises f r
I was seated next to Rouget de l'lsle at a
dinner party in Paris. We had never met
before, and as you may easily imagine I
was rather interested in the gentleman,
Whom, with many others at the same
board, I complimented on his production,
only I confined myself to complimenting
him on his poem. "You don't say a word
about the music," he replied, "and yet, be
ing a celebrated musician, that ought to
Interest you. Do you not like it?" "Very
much. Indeed," I said in a somewhat sig
nificant tone. "Well, let me be frank
with you. The music is not mine. It was
that of a march which came, heaven knows
whence, and which they kept on playing
at Marseilles during the Terror, when I
was a prisoner at the Fortress of St. Jean.
I made a few alterations necessitated by
the words, and there it is.
Thereupon, to his great surprise, I hum
med the march as I had originally written
It. "Wonderful!" he exclaimed. "How
did you come by it?" When I told him he
threw himself round my neck. But the
next moment he said, "I am very sorry,
my dear Boucher, but I am afraid you will
be despoiled forever, do what you will; for
yonr music and my words ro so well to
gether that they seem to have sprung
simultaneously from the same brain, and
the world, even if I proclaimed my indebt
edness to you, would never believe it."
'Keep the loan," I said, moved in spite of
myself by his candor. "Without your
genius my march would be forgotten by
now. You have given it a patent of nobil
ity. It is yours forever." "The English
man in Taris."
The position of the body daring literary
composition has always been a matter of
great concern to authors. Charles Kings
ley and numerous other writers of distinc
tion found that their ideas flowed more
freely when they stood on their feet, slowly
pacing the room, while one eminent com
poser did his best work sitting bolt upright
in a gilded drawing room chair, attired in
his finest clothing, and an American poet
of note rests on his spine, his feet high in
the air, to write Lis most enjoyable verse.
On this point Dr. Lander Brnton has
made some investigations that entitle him
to the world's gratitude, for he "thinks that
he has thereby discovered tbeaecret of
having ideas at will. In the coarse of his
experiments he placed himself in various
positions, and found that his mental activ
ity was greatest when he lay flat on a table.
.Then ideas bubbled up in his mind. By
and by he thought that as he was doing so
well in a reclining position he might sit
up, but it would not do.
"The moment," says the doctor, "that I
raised my head my mind became an utter
blank, bo I put my head down again flat
on the table and finished my article in tu
position." Chicago Herald.
Bev. Sylvan us Las
Of the Cincinnati M. . conference,
makes a good point when be says: "We
have for jeari used Hood's BaxssparilU
in our family of five, and find it fully
equal to all that is claimed for it. Some
people are greatly prejudiced against
patent medicines, but how tbe patent can
hurt a medicine and not a machine is s
mystery of mys'eries to me."
Hood's Pills sure liver Us.
Princess Louise of Battenberg, under the
Instruction of her husband, has acquired
the art of typesetting and is very expert at
it. Lady Colin Campbell is also an expert
compositor, and has set up tbe type for
several of her literary productions for
private circulation. The late Lady Brassey
was very expert as a compositor. Mme.
de Stael, wife of Baron de Stael, who about
a century ago was such a distinguished
leader in French literary and political
circles, stated that what she was most
proud of was the fact that she had ac
quired seventeen trades (one being that of
a compositor), by any one of which she
could make a livelihood. Ia Edinburgh
printing offices there are over 300 female
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OR, HOW WILLIAM BCTiXCTT'S KtW TEAR'S
CALL WAS MISAPPLIED.
19P2, by American Press Associa
tion. WO men having
the same name
called on business
at the residence of
Colonel Tom Tay
lor one New
Year's day. In
itself that would
have been nothing
of a startling na
ture, however un
untimely the dou
ble incident might
le considered, but
a mistake came
out of it, changing the whole course of life
of several people, and illustrating with full
force t le truth of the old hymn which
tells us "on w hat a slender thread hang
everliis ing things."
ColoLel Taylor was a widower, possessed
of one child, a large fortune, an eccentric
disposit ion and an abiding belief in him
self. Nobody could recite the circum
stances which brought to the coloi.el his
military title. The colonel himself never
volunteered the information, and no one
of his n -quaintance had courage to seek it
at head juarters. The general belief finally
settled upon the theory that the man's
pugnac ty and his ability to command obe
dience to his purposes at all times earned
for him the title without the formal bap
tism in blood upon the field of battle.
Colorel Taylor was the treat man of
Charles.own by reason of his superior
riches nd his self asserted and un
dented leadership in every public meas
ure out of which money, glory or promi
nence night le expected to come. The
summer before that fateful New
Year's day he had become a baseball
crank. Getting caught
in tbe w hirlwind of lo
cal excitement which
followed the successes
on the ciamond of the
Chariest own Grays,
straightway evinced a
strong interest in the club. Then he was
asked to accept the presidency and he con
sented. The office was bestowed upon him
for the purpose of securing thereby a lib
eral con' ribution in cash to aid in liquidat
ing a delcit in the treasury which had be
fallen tte club in spite of professional suc
cess. Tae check was cheerfully handed
over, but its necessity set the colocel
thinking, with the result thut he con
cluded j 1st some such hand as his own
was needed to take sole charge of the
business policy of the club to provide
against another deficiency for the next
year, and he assumed charge of tbe Grays,
while the ex-officials "stood aside'' and
saved their energies by silent submission.
No sooner had the season ended than the
new president went to work engaging anew
team for the next
thim the amount of
salary was not a
tbe player happen
ed to be a desi rable
quantity. His lib
have made him
popular with the
players if he had not, by his business
relations with them, let each man un
derstand that a social Niagara rolled and
roared between president and player over
which n 3 suspension bridge could ever be
thrown. The center fielder, an excellent
player ax d valuable member of the nine,
so far fot got the difference between him
self and line president that, in passing the
latter or. the street one day, he saluted
with a "Hello, colonel!" Three hoars later
he was lit possession of his release.
By mil winter the Grays complement
had been engaged, with the exception of
one mom good, strong, reliable pitcher,
and Colonel Taylor announced mysterious
ly that h had "lines out for Just the man,"
and with the aid of a friend he expected
to land his fish before the new year was
many da-s old.
On thia New Year's morning of our story
the color el was breakfasting with Annie,
his only child. He was in one of his ab
stracted moods, as indicated by the corru
gated foils of the ftkin above his eyebrows
ud the reckless way in which he dealt
'vith his breakfast. .Annie being a wise
child knew her father and knew his pecu
liarities. It was sot tor her to prod him
out of such a fit of abstraction, and what
ever she had to say to him was for the
time being deferred.
An interruption to the scene of silence
came when a servant brought in the morn
ing's mail and laid several letters before
the master of the house. He turned his
Immediate attention to
The contents were im
portant, as Annie knew
by the snorts, wheezes,
scowls, grunts and
coughs which accom
panied the colonel's
perusal. The daugh
ter quietly watched her faiher as he read
his letters, trying to read their contents
VT 1ia rflppfton frflm Ms fop
"Ao bad or unpleasant news anyhow,"
was her mental comment after studying
Annie Taylor was as beautiful as she
was wild, willful and untutored in the
conventionalities of the world. Her mother
died when Aanie was five years old, snd
after that sad day f-he never knew a wom
an's watchful care, and her maiden heart
grew wild, like the flowers of ;T
After the death of his wife Colonel
wouid have noe but servants :il
hous?, and Annie was growing ; i
hood with no gentle hand tore.-;:
impulsive nature inherited from '.it r f.:; '.. r.
She had bern away at lo,;r;iin' .. ::
is true, hut there she found r:-t v.:'.:. : ;.-..:
ty rule, au.l her waywardaes.- w.t- I i . i
in; not cured. She was at iiome s; .u.l.
the vinter holidays with l.er father, as i. .1
leeu her yearly custom.
Having finished Lis last let:ei C: ;.ei
Taylor lowered hisehin, rolled up eyes,
peered at his child over his spectacles ;:s if
be were a c ranoisseur studying ;ir;ie!e
of virtu, and merely snorted, 'iltiiuph:''
"Good news, papa?" asked Aa:i:e, re
turning his stare over her coffee eu;i
" Yes," snapped the cnlocel sentc:::::i-iy.
Then he made a charge at th- bro.led
chicken on his plate.
"You're not going back to school."
"No!" It was an exclamation w it ii a
rising inflection, full of heavenly ecstacy
and accompanied by clasped bauds, a joyful
smile and a suppressed shriek of delight.
"You're g-jing to get married."
"No!" This time the exclamation had
the falling inflection. The clasped hands
dropped into her lap with a dull, sickening
thud, as they say in the accident column
of the newspapers, and the suppressed
shriek of delight gave way to a suppressed
mixture of moan and sob.
Tbe colonel merely grunted, scowled and
drank deep of the contents of his cup.
"I get marri-xl? Why, papal I've never
been in love, ev.n once."
"Great Scottl And what of it? There's
plenty of time for love after you are mar
ried. Why, you're only seventeen."
"But but no young man has ever had
a chance to show me any attention and
make love to me" she was saying earn
estly when her father interrupted with a
bang on the table with bis fist.
"Well, I should say not. Young men
hereabout know your father too well to
fool with their lives in that way."
"Oh, papa, surely you do not intend to
deprive me of having some fun, as every
girl has before she marries, by flirting with
"Fun! You call that fun?" roared tbe
colonel. "I call it idiocy. A sensible girl
gets married when the right man turns
"But no man at all has turned up for me
that I know."
"He hasn't, hey? Well, he will! Ill
produce the right man. Don't trouble
your little head about a small thing like
"Ob, certainly not, if you are assuming
all the responsibilities. But might I be
allowed to know who he is? Perhaps Tve
never seen him."
"Well no, you have not."
' "That's one comfort. An entire stranger
"Not at alL It's your cousin."
"Your cousin William Burnett, who
has been in Germany at school the last ten
"The original 'of the picture hanging
above your desk in the library?"
"I don't like him."
"You don't know if you do or not; you
never saw him."
"Why, his portrait"
"You are not marrying the portrait.
That was done three years ago. No doubt
he has great!y improved since then. That
ia a small part of the affair, however. A
girl can learn to rexpect any man who Is
suited to her and bas money.
Then he is rich?"
"When did you kindly arrange all this
"Fifteen years ago bis father and I were
bosom friends. When his son was ten
years old and you were two we betrothed
our children. I then took an oath that, so
far as my power extended, my daughter
should marry William Burnett when she
grew to womanhood."
Annie sighed. Then she meekly asked:
"When am I to see this affianced hus
She flushed and half started from ber
"He has written that he expects to call
and close all arrangement in person on
Jan. 1; that is today."
"So kind of him. Then I am to under
stand that these arrangements have been
forming between you for some time?"
"Certainly; by mail."
"It wasn't thought advisable to consult
me about them?"
"Why, na What was the use of boring
you over preliminaries? You nnd he can
fix up little minor details which we may
Annie knew her father's eccentric na
ture; his passion for indulging strange
whims; his exaction of explicit obedience
from Ler, but she never dreamed he would
demand such an absolute surrender of her
future life. She didn't know what her
will, if she had any, was ia this instance.
If her unknown cousin were handsomer
than his portrait suggested it. misrht not
oe so oan to leave scnoot ana oecome a
bride. All girls wanted to get married
some time, she knew, but all girls of her
acquaintance expected to do a great deal of
flirting first, fall in love whatever that
might be and make a choice among any
number of beans. Why should she be
treated unlike other girls? For the first
time in her life she felt like rebelling
against ber father's edict.
"I shall not be here to receive him," said
her father, rising from the table. "Busi
ness of an unexpected nature calls me
away today. I will not be borne till night.
At any rate I would be in the way. You
two ought to be able to hare it all fixed
when I get home."
Annie said nothing, but looked unutter
As Colonel Taylor was leaving the house
he stopped to kiss Annie goodbynd then
"By the bye, a fellow will probably call
here today to see me on business a base
ball player. Just tell him to call again.
Better not let him in the house. They are
not all honest and well, you don't want to
come in contact with one of them."
"What is this baseball player's name."
"I don't know. A friend of mine is send
ing him wrote that the young man would
call and see me today about an engage
ment for next summer. Great pitcher and
all that. I'll attend to him some other
time. No hurry."
After her father had goue Annie went
Into the library and stood for ten minutes
. xrv Deiore tbe por-
trait of William
WT Burnett. atudvtar
wkJaV5K th m who had
TWaV !7Ubeen chosen to be
( Jr I her husband.
EJT "So that is the
man. I don't like
him. I never can
like him, I know.
What. shall I do?
I never disobeyed papa or crossed one of
his plans In my life. But this ia too seri
ous, and I suppose the time has come for
me to rebel."
A very handsome young man two hours
later stopped in front of the Taylor resi
dence, looked up at the door for a moment,
compared tbe number thereon with the ad
dress of an open letter in bis hand, and then
"This is the place. Shall I back out yet?
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