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THE AltGUS, bATUiiDAT, jDECEMHEK 31,1892.
Wee maid Ethel, four times one.
Listened to the timeworn story
Of the Old Yec.r, nrr.rly done.
Of the New Year's coming glory.
And she wondered much nnd more.
Hearing all the chaDRcs rinsing.
What new beauties iu his more
The young monarch could be brincing.
So when Xew Year's morning came.
By the pane she took her station:
Eyes Alight and cheeks aflame
With the.tlre of expectation.
Thns but for a moment's space.
Then a cloud of disappointment
Falling o'er the sunny face,
Thut the world was out of joint, meant.
Quick she turned, with scornful eye
And with dainty nose tiptilted
And at prnndma. fitting by,
Miot a plance that should have wilted.
"Why, what is the matter, dear':"
Plashed the answer with a pout, 'It
Is ve vcrwy Kami- old year.
And vere's Tiuftin new about it!"
A. I'. Moddard in lioston Globe.
Kiiough n fiood as a Feast.
t - "' 'i VV ' '-'i,
Husband My dear, Inasmuch ns tliis is
New Year's day I have a suggestion to
Wife What is it?
Husband Suppose we swear oil on that
New Year's Advice.
rnt by the pipe, put by the bowl,
I'ut by the word profane.
The seasons in their onward roll
Iiring New Year's round again.
Tut by the eyes whose deepening glow
Have set your brain awhirl;
Put by ('tis vain advice, we know)
That winsome, witching frirl.
All things on which cold reason frowned
I'ut by but show yonr sense
And put them where they'll all be found
A mouth or six wef ks hence.
A .1 -
St. Peter (to the frhost of 1S9-.') What
are you looking for around here?
161K Why. v.ant to i::t in.
St. Peter Well, you'd better shake oft
some c.f the habits that you learned on
He Was There.
. , Jf - A
Dashaway I thought you were going to
sec the old year out at Clubberly's hist
night? I looked in there about 12, but I
didn't see anything of you.
Jagway You didn't ro far enough, old
man. You ought to have looked under
Hail to ninety-threel youngest born of time,
bteallng npon the earth with noiseless tread.
wttum thine eyes a prophecy sublime.
The promise of the ages long since fled.
Intrusted to thy hands the task to spread
he reign of Freedom where Oppression now
Child of the voicef ul centuries, welcome ,w
- --. .. . , Chicago News.
1 carriage, $& '1 i!fT'
tcr whs her V 1 I 3M Hi I . 4
What wi'.l mother say if s'ue hears that I
play ball f ir money ? It is that, however,
or I must leave college. AVhy should I
hesitate? Four months a professional
next summer will give me money enough
to complete my course. It is no disgrace.
I am poor. Baseball playing is the only
temporary summer occupation which will
carry me through college. Mr. Carter has
been my mother's best friend since father
died, and lie advises it. He sent me here.
Pshawl Why should I indulge a false
pride? If this Colonel Taylor will engage
me for four months I'll sign. Here goes."
He ascei ded the steps a$ rang the bell.
To the servant who came to the door he
gave his eiri and asked to see Colonel Tay
lor He was ushered into a reception room
and requested to be seated. Then t he serv
ant disappeared. '
A rustling of skirts soon after attracted
his attention. In the doorway was a vision
he never forgot. No girl ever took his
breath away with her first presence until
Annie Taylor stood before him that Xew
Year's day. Her appearance was as unex
pected as it was entrancing. To him she
was the most beautiful creature ever born
with a soul.
The twt stared at each other a full half
minute. It was soul meeting soul a col
lision of a ffinities.
William Burnett, s'iS
the collegian, was
"over his head"' in
love at one plunge.
Annie Taylor, the
her head fill of en
she marry the
original of that
library pert rait while such young men as
this were free to seek her hand? Never!
Never! Never! Oh, wasn't lie handsome?
And to compare him with the other!
Then si e looked nt the card in her hand
again atu;:!ly took her eyes oft her vis
itor long riiough toexaminethcc.ird. The
naniewas William Burnett. That wast ho
name of her cousin whose portrait but
who was his young Apollo?
lier Apollo bn ke the spell.
''I see j on have my card, miss. I sent it
to Colonel Taylor. Is he not at home?"
"Your rani f This is William Burnett's
enrd." she said, tv.rning it over in her hand.
"I r.m William Burnett."
A great li,-!it leaped irrto her f;ico. She
advanced r.r.til she stood before him, de
vouring 1 : r; i tvil li lli.u.e great blue eyes.
"You William Burnett? Indeed, are
"Imleer I am and your most humble
adminr." ventured Burnett, bowing low
to hide tl e Uuh his lold words forced to
"Oh, h"v nice!'' pushed the young l.i.iy.
"Yon are not at nil v. hat I expected you
would be "
"Indeec :'' was all the collegian could
gasp. Then he wondered if he was dream
ing after all, jind this picture in blue was
only a vision of sleep.
"Oh, I' 1 like you. Papa didn't make a
mistake lifter all. I haven't a word to say
against the engagement, now I've met
"But I'm not yet engaged. He"
stammered Burnet t.
"Oh, yi s you are," she interrupted, with
unsuppressed enthusiasm. "He told me
all about the preliminaries which were
arranged by correspondence."
"With Mr. Carter, I presume?"
"I really don't know. But I slmll be sn
happy with you. Why, you don't look one,
bit like y mr picture."
Burnet "s confusion grew, partly because
the bundle of human loveliness had edged
within r aching distance, so that the at
mosphere of ber enchanting presence was
becoming intoxicating, and partly because
he remen bered a horrible newspaper pic
ture of himself, published the pievions
summer after one of his great pitching
feats for t he college nine. That "cut" hail
been a fore spot in his life, and was the
source of much chaffing by his friends. Of
course he thought his lovely tete-a-tete re
ferred to that newspaper portrait, and he
"Well, I hope not. That picture made me
look like a guv."
"That is what I thought, and I hated it.
I made-up my mind I'd hate you, too, but
"Then you like me?" he ventured, grow
ing bolde- by infection.
"Oh, so much more, a million times,
than I thought I should.
"But. I may not suit your father."
"Oh, yes, you will. lie wouldn't have
any one else. Why, it was all arranged
when you were ten years old."
"She's erazy as a loon, and yet beautiful
as an impel," he thought. Still he must
humor Ik r.
"Maybe we will not agree upon terms,"
"Why, yes? He can't expect me to enter
into an engagement without recompense,"
"Recompense?" she gasped.
"To be -itirc. I am a poor man and"
"I care not if you are penniless. But
papa said you were rich."
"He is mistaken."
"That makes no difference. I love you
all the m ire. But yon do not love me as
you shou d or"
"Love you," he fairly shouted. "I do!
I do! I fwear it. I love you letter than
"Then kiss me."
He forgot it was a lunatic who con
fronted 1 ini, and issued that maddening
challenge with words and defiant, up
turned fa ;e. In a moment she was clasped
in his arr is, and their souls met upon their
lips in lo e's first embrace.
Crazy she undoubtedly was, but harm
less tis a babe and with method in her mad
ness which was wholly irresistible. At that
moment he was willing to join her for life
in any as; lum to which she miht be as
signed. In shor , the young collegian was a help
less victim of the sweetest, and most unex
pected, overwhelming influence which ever
assailed t lortal man. He was in that reck
less state of mind and soul which made
him reatiy to do any act of madness in
which sh would lead. Therefore he did
not recoil when she took advantage of a
lull in th .- kissing and squeezing to hold
her head away long enough to say:
"And, now, suppose we surprise papa
when he comes home? Let's go right off
and get married. Will you?"
Would he? There was another "tackle"
more becalming to a member of a football
team thaa to a baseball pitcher.
"Surprise papa!" he thought as he ac
companied her hastily down the street.
"Papa will be paralyzed from astonish
ment." What t roubled him most was a fearthat
marriage with a lunatic would not hold in
law, and maybe, after all, they could take
her from him and lock her up in a "private
"So yon are William Burnett?" beamed
the mininter to whose residence Annie con-
uucied the astonit;ed man. "Well, it Is
all right, I know, lx-c.iuse Colonel Taylor
told me yesterday Miss Annie was to marry
you, and my services would be required
soon to make you two man and wife."
Burnett's astonishment increased until
he thought his brain would burst before
his heart gave way to the strain.
Was the minister also crazy, or was he
merely gratify'n a whim of one he knew
was d:ift, and
whom it might be Vof
anything ? iAv f
1 he epremnr.v O - "
The minister pro
noun ced them
man and wife, and
in a maze of sweet
new made wife
back to her pa
The servant who
admitted them said:
"A gentleman is in the parlor. Miss An
nio, to see yon."
"Who is it, Jane?" inquired Annie with
a show of some annoyance. "I will not see
any one else today."
"He says he has an appointment with
"Oh, it must be that basehall fellow.
Why did you let him in? Send him away
it. on en. Jane. 1 want, not Mine to do with
that class of people." '"
Burnett's heart came into his month.
Why this sudden aversion to baseball play
ers? Was it a new turn in her madness?
Was he alxiut to be thrust over the walls
of paradise? While he stood in a whirl of
new wonderment the man in the parlor
came out into the hall. Aunie grasped
convulsively at her husband's arm the mo
ment she saw t he stranger. The latter ad
vanced with outstretched hand, anil smil
"Don't you know me, Annie?"
She feared she did. It was the portrait
in her father's library personified.
"Who are you?" she managed to gasp.
"Who am 1? Why, your cousin, Wil
liam Burnett. Am 1 welcome?"
She turned her frightened face upon the
man at her side, whose perturbation was
almost as great as her own.
"Th u who are you?''
"I also am AVilliam Burnett, but no rel
ative of yours, save what the ceremony
just now made me. I called to see your
fat her about a baseball engagement, and
I Ki.in to fijir there has been some
He didn't finish the expression of his
Annie fainted, and l.e had iu;.t lime to
save her froia a hard fail upon the tesscl
a ted floor.
The events which followed during the
nest few days and weeks r.s the sequel to
(he ftracge adventure c.f one of t!:e
Wiiliam Burnetts cannot be related
herein. They would fill several volumes
instead of several columns, nud this is
a sketch n it a serial. The sayings and
doings of Colonel Taylor when he arrived
home and learned what hatl occurred in
his absence would, if properly set forth,
furnish enough "copy" to le "continued
in our next"' until some time in March.
He -wanted the life of the man who had
deceivingly become his son-in-law; but Bur
nett was in the hands of his friends, and
his friends knew Colonel Taylor as well as
they loved William. As a consequence
Taylor's vengeance could not reach the vic
tim of circumstances.
Mtanwhile Annie recovered from the
shock which fell upon her at the discovery
of her mistake. After that came the assur
ance in her heart that the mistake was
"just lovely" after all. When her lather
first proposed application for divorce on
the grounds of fraud, Annie pleaded for
time. Finally she refused to go into the
divorce courts, and in time made confes
sion that, she loved the man she had mar
ried and wor.id stand by him.
The colonel stormed enough in those few
months to lash an ocean into fury. But
after every storm ccmes a peaceful calm.
Burnett's friend anil the friend of Colonel
Taylor Mr. Carter acted as mediator.
He had valuable aid from Cousin Burnett,
who proved him
self to be an un
selfish man, and
succeeded thus in
winning a regard
from Aunie he
never could have
won as her en
The final peace
Taylor and his son-in-law
dune, when the
in a crisis to pitch for the Charlestown
Grays and won for them by his line work
in the box a decisive game. Colonel Tay
lor's enthusiasm carried him across the
gulf the Niagara ns it were and the col
legian's life was safe, ns well as his future
Annie did go back to school after all,
beginning with the following scholastic
year, and Burnett, somehow found means
to continue at college until he graduated.
Then there was another wedding alto
gether unnecessary in the eyes of the law,
but celebrated to please Colonel Taylor,
who declared that no child of his (as if he
had a dozen) could ever marry without his
consent. He had sworn Aunie should
marry William Burnett; and he had kept
The happy groom never ceases to bless
the father who gave him his family name,
"For," says he on an average of once a day,
"if my name had not been William Bur
nelt I should never have married."
The aphorism is not a very clear one, but
he has oiily to look at Annie and believe in
it .with nil his soul. O. P. CAYLois.
New Year's Fifty Year Ago.
The method in vogue in New York city
half a century ago was for the ladies of
the family to remain at home, much as
they do now, while the gentlemen went
abroad visiting friends. The visitor en
tered, shook hands, took a seat, conversed
for a few moments, and after partaking of
refreshments of which boned turkey and
pickled oysters were the staple dishes and
sherry and whisky the most popular drinks
had another handshaking and terminated
the visit. The custom is of Butch origin.
New Year's day, lSO, is of historic im-,
portante. At the reception held at the
Louvre on that day the few words ad--dressed
by Napoleon III to the Austrian
embassador resulted in the famous war of
the summer of t hat year which changed
the map of Eui-ojie.
The Paris boulevards present the live
liest time of selling and buying. Here is
the vender in his wooden stall crying out
his cheap wares, so many for a cent or a
franc You can have your fortune told!
for two cents, or yonr pocket picked for
On Skates in llolland.
The average Dutchman of the south,
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breadth makes him look important, but if
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The Fiicslander, however, is taller, bet
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some fellow. The yellow beard he some
times wears seems to put him at once on a
footing of affinity with the other members
of that respectable Anglo-Saxon family to
which we ourselves belong quite as much
as his provincial speech and his blue eyes.
He is a most masterful creature when once
be has put on those quaint old fashioned
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other before you and I are out of bed. As
for the cold, what cares he for it? He
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and seems more regardful of his head
which a sealskin cap takes care of than of
bis well shaped body. Chambers' Journal.
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