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F. W. HABENICHT,
Proprietor of the
MORNING STAR SALOON
I respectfully call the attention of the
public to my superior facilities for sup
plying everything iU my line, of superior
qtality. Starting business In Winus
boro in 1876, I have in all this time
given the closet attention"& my busi
ness and endeavored to make my estab
lishment FIRST-CLASS in every par
ticular. I shall in the future, as in the
past. hold myself ready to serve my
customers with the best articles thatcan
be procured in any market. I shall
stand ready, also, to guarantee every
article I sell.
I invite an inspection of my stock ot
Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, etc.
F. W. HABENIGHT.
Scotch Whiskey (Ramsey's).
A. Bin Laubert and Marat Cognae
Rotterdam Fish Gin.
Ross's Royal Ginger Ale.
Jules Mumm & Co.'s Champagne.
Cantrel & Cochran's Ginger Ale.
Apollinaris Mineral Water.
Old Sherry Wine.
Old Port Wine.
Old Cabinet Rye Whiskey.
Old Schuylkill Rye Whiskey.
The Honorable Rye Whiskey.
Old Golden Grain Rye Whiskey.
Renowned btandard Rye Whiskey.
Jesse Moore Vollmer Rye Whiskey,
Old N. 0. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey.
Old Stone Mountain Corn Whiskey.
Western Corn Whiskey.
Virginia Mountain Peach Brandy.
New Jngland (Fronch's) Rum.
North Carolina Apple Brandy.
Pure Blackberry Brandy.
Pure Cherry Brandy.
Pure Ginger Brandy.
Boston Swan Gin.
R I iNlP I I r"Q
Rock and Rye.
l3ergner & Engel's Lager Beer, In patent
stopper bottles and on draught.
New Jersey Sweet, Sparkling Cider.
?olu, Rock & Rye, Lawrenbe & Martin.
Rock and Corn.
Cigars and Tobacco
Syndicate Cigar, 5 cents.
The Huntress Cigar, 2j cents.
Madeline (Jigar-AUl Havana--10 cents.
Don Carlos (Nub)-all Havana-10 cents
Minerva Cigar-Havana filler-5 cents.
Cheek Cigar-Havana filler--5 cents.
Our Boast Cigar- Havana filler-5 cents*
Liucky Hit Cigar--Havana filler-5 cents,
hue Unienm Sell-Lighting Cigarette,
(Amber mouth-piece to every
- ' ten packages.)
The Plckwick Club Cigarette,
The Richmond Gem Cigarette,
onlEllia 01!B1ird and Pool Par
lor in Town.
ICE! ICE! ICE!
An abundance always on hand for the
use of my customers, I wil also Jeop a
FISH, OYSTERS, &O.,
for my Restaurant, which is always
open from the first of September to the
r irst of April,
I shall endeavor to please all who give
ira a call.
F. W. HlABENICIIT.
A SUADOW ?10AT.
Under my keel another boat
Sails as I sail, donts as I lieat;
Silent and diin and mystic still,
It steals through that weird nether-world,
Mocking my power, though at nly will
Tie form before its prow Is curlei,
Or calm It lies, with canvas furled.
Vainly I peer and fain would see
What phantom in that boat nisy be;
Yet half I dread, lost I with ruth
Soire ghost of my dead past divine,
Sonte gracious shape of my lost youth,
Whose deathless eyes once lixed on mine
Would draw me downward through the brinel
IN A MOMENT.
Standing by the window, with
thoughtful look in her uark blue ey
and a wistfulness about her little i
mouth, Isabel Jeffrey was indulging
one of tho retrospective momories i
did not very often give way Io.
But -to-morrow was New Year's D
and in tho old times that seemed so
black, it had been the gayest happi
day of all tho year for her, when I
elegant parlors in her father's mansi
on Madison Avenue had been decorai
with flowors, and the Windows darkeni
and the gas had been lighted in pi
and silyor globes, and every luxury v
delicacy been served on the New Yet
table by the waiters in the Jeffi
And 1isabel queened it over all
young, fair, rich, happy, hopeful,
Five years passed, and now she wa
woman of twenty-threc, whose best dr
was a cashmere, whose home was
three rooms, whoso father had b
dead ever simo the terrible break-up
h's financial aftaire, and whose frien
whose name had been legion, were sc
tered she never knew where.
It had been pretty much the samo
Isabel had had to face the world, a
she had done it brayely.
She had been fortunate enough to i
tain a position in a store, and on I
llardly-earned salary of six dollart
week, she managod tv make a fai
comfortable home for herself, her d
cate little lady-mother, and her I
Of course it was hard-awfully harc
to stand it; but people have to endi
just such things, and the more bri
and cheerful and philosophic they <
be, the easier it is for them ; althou
beyond the philosophy that Isabel J<
rey brought to bear, was her religio
her sweet patient trusting that hell
her ' so much, that kept her very gen
and uncomplaining al1 these dark da;
when, more keenly than loss ot p
perty, or home, or friend, wa2s the e%
constant memory of Jack Mervin's hat
some face, and bohl blue eyes, a
charming voice, and caressing mann
The'.-y had never been, loverai, that
engaged lovers, nor had Jack ever si
much of anything special to her.
All the saie though Isabel had be
very sure of him.
So suro that she was perfectly cont<
to wait just as long as fate ordained.
And then, just at the time when
should have been staunch and true,
his love were worth anythihg, so Isal
reasoned, just as biltterly, ho had gc
with the crowd that had deserted I
Joffreys in their reverses.
And ill five years Isabel had no'
aeon him or heard his name spoken.
Poor little soul I
The big tears would start to herloev
wistful eyes as she stood there betwe
hghts that New Year's Eve, that miu
have been so different.
For perhaps half an hour she stc
there looking dowvn into tihe brillian
lighted street below, with its throngs
pecple hurrying through the stingi
cold, the solemn moonlight shii
high, and pure anld holy abovo all.
"'If only Jack had not gone with I
''Oh, if only 110 had stayed and lov
That, wvas the burden of 11cr thougl
just as heavy that night, live years fre
the time since she had soon1 his hal
some1 smiling eyes, as at the first.
Well, I think not-certainly not.
She had earad for him from the vt
first and shle would care for hilm to I
very latest throb of 11cr loyal hea
oaosing-nay, perforce, haivintg
suffer her loss of hlim, rathler than enj
anlothler mall's love.
Directly, wvithl a little sighl, she dasi
thle big slowv dropp)ing tears off
lashes, anld obeyed Bessie's chleer
stummons to supper, and went slov
out to tile neat frugal little meal
buttered toast and cold thin-sliced Iu
And delicious steaming tea and a v
taste of cannled pineapples.
Then sihe returnied to tihe store, wile
after hlours, Dell Amber took her com
dentially aside and Imparted a deic
bit of information and an invitation.
"Grandma Ambetr, up in .Jcrsey y
know, Isabel, has sent me tile lovelia
invitation, to spenld New Year's 13
with 11cr at the farm, antd Bile wanlts
to bring somebody with me.
"You'll enjoy It ever so muchl if 3
like sleigh-riding and want turkey, a
minceples, and elder, and walnuts an<
roarlig big fire in the open fireplai
and everything old-fashlioned and cot
trj fled, You will go with me, wo
- An unusual little thrIill of delight~ cr<
Oh. what a hless1. blessed rest a el
in the country would be, where, if any
where in all the wide world, she couk
banish the memories that every Nes
Year's Day persistently brought I"
"I really believe I will accept you
charming invitation, Dell.
"Yes, I will go, and thank you i
thousand times, only I never can repa;
Dell gave her hand a loving litti,
"You are a darling I"
"Grandpa is to meet the seven-thirt;
train with the big sleigh, and we'll hav
a five mile ride to begin with.
"Oh, we'll enjoy ourselvesimmensely
a Isabel I
es, "And don't you ever say anothe
red word about paying anybody back.
in "It's an honor you pay me, isabel.
iho New Year's Day, clear and sparkling
and frosty and exhilaran t, and the Ambe
ty, farmhouse. warm, and sunshiny, an
far low-ceiled, and odorous with the plenti
est ful prepaiation progressing for thi
;he marvellous dinner.
ion And grandma Amber, portly, happy
led merry as a girl, a big apron tied aroun<
3d, her comfortable waist and her spectacle
nk on the top of her thick grey hair, th
nd very ideal of the hostess ; while grandpi
6r's Amber. halo, hearty. and jolly, was lik<
-ey a grown up boy, all that lovely day
when Dell and Isabel thoroughly en
joyed every single moment.
As, Isabel had thought, there waw
5 a almost absolute surcease from stinginj
DIM memory, amid the delightful noveltiei
in all around her, andl only at rare interval
m011 did she find herself allowing thoughts o
in the one above all others to creep in.
h, "It has been a grand, good day, s<
at- far," Dell declared with a happy sigh
at three o'clock of tWe bright, oh
)ld afternoon ; "the best is to come yet.
"What do you think, Mademoisell4
"The big folks over at the big hous
)b- -otherwise the St. Oloments, of thi
eor Hollies-have invited you and me ove:
a to dinner, and to assist the younig ladiie
rly in receiving.
li- "Imagine us.
en "Two of Macy's sales- ladies receiving
New Year calls.
"I don't know what to do.
ire "Do you ?"
Lve A cruel little pang smote Ihabol, bu
an11 sie repressed all sign of it.
gh "We can be as agreeable as we knov
ff how ; I imagine that is the secret of al
)n, true entertainmeit.
ed "But <Air dresses, Dell.
tie "D yon really want to go ?"
ys, "Do I really want to go?
ro- "Well, I should say so.
'er "It's just too lovely for anything.
id- "Mr. St. Olcmenti driving over t4
id ask us, with 'Miss St. (lements' an(
or. Miss Mabel's compliments,'"
is, "But dear-our dresses-" begat
kid Isabel, looking deprecatingly at hei
well-worn black cashmere. .
en "They won't expect us to be dresset
stylishly or expensively.
mnt "A bit of bught ribbon and lace-th<
ribbon off our hata, Isabel, and I knov
he where grandna has some lace."
it .Mt Iabol was hard to be persuaded,
)01 "1 would so much rather stay her<
ne and talk to grandma, while you go t<
he the Hollies, Dell.
"Let grandpa drive you over, dear,
rer I won't mind'your going in the least.'
But Dell was obstinate.
Unless Isabel went she would not go,
uiy and when Isabel saw the disappointv
on ment Dell- would not express, she re
ht lented, with a desperate lhttle curb 01
her own inclination andt consented ; noi
oci did she permit Docll to gain the slightesi
~ly idea of the cruel stab it was to her to g
of to the splendid house, where everythiing
ng rominded her so painfully of the very
ig thing she had come away out here tc
he Mrs. St. Olomonts was the very im
personlationi of reinctd womanliness and
ed erect graciousness, and she instantly
recognized the nobility of Isabel Joffroy
ht,. as she sawv hsr pure swecet face-hoi
m grave, sad, yet interested attention ; hei
d- quiet reserve and ease of manner, whib
the young ladies were friendly anm
social, as only the real aristorat can be,
"Our friends are Dearly all to com4
>ry from the city, "Mabel explained, whei
he they were all seated in the parlor.
rt, "A few of them have boon and gone,
to but the majority of those we expect ar<
oy yet to come.
"And the first arrival, grandma," sh1<
ed aded, with a little laugh, as a slei gi
ier load of gentlemen dashed up to th<
,1y "And the very first one to enter th<
of room was Jack Mervine-handsome ole
um gcant as ever, and1. the first persoe lie say
was Isabel Jeffrey.
For one little awful second shE
ccthought she should faint or die, becaus<
of that sensation that overweelmed her,
He saw sihe inclined her head coldly
as a dunchess might have done.
ouBut heir repolling tone, prouid as icy,
(lid not freeze him.
y Utterly ignoring Mrs. St. Olemonte
no who really was busy with the othei
gentlemen andI Miss St. Clements, h<4
oni went straight up to her.
ud "Isabel, .where have you been ?"
'1 a "If you had wanted very much t<
io, know, you might have learned where.'
m.. Her eyes met his-haughty, steady
att his momentarily darkening with emo
tpt "I swear to you I could not find you
"I thank Heaven I have found you.
87 'nInahnte" and he dronned hin hau
forward, and his voce lowered to a
I quick passionate whisper, "will you be
r my wife ?
"Quick I before I lose you again, my at
r darling." - e0
And all the warm &lor left her face bi
t for one brief instant, 's she looked in 1C
r his eyes-the man sh0loved.
"Yes," she said. 01
3 And with a triumph almost beyond bi
imagination, he linked her arm in his, II
and turned towards them. P
It had all happened In a moment. w
3 "Friends, this is my botrothed bride- f
Miss Isabel Jeffrey.
"Will you not wish us a Happy New g
r And then explanatltns were briefly. ,
"It has been a day of days," Isabel.
said, between smiles and tears, as qhe ,Cl
e told It all to her mothr in their little
I quiet home, that blessed Now Year k
"We anb to be married at once, ui
mamma, because Jack insists on it-- in
next week, mamma. it
"And once more you will have your t
carriage. to ride in, and your laces and a
diamonds to wear. ac
"But if he had boon a beggar, shoyel
ling off the snow for his dinner, and had '
asked me to be his wife, I should have i)
said Yes all the same. Il
"Oh, mamma, mamma, I am so c
Larruping anl Ardent Lover.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on
earth peace and good-will to men." w
With this angelic anthem began a senti- dc
mental lettev received by a young lady (11
in Quincy, Mass, It was written by a fi
young man, a Stranger to her, who has cc
Stor some time past been demonstrating' h(
his affection for her by sending her 81
love-letters by messengers and by mail. er
le began at first by standing on the op- i
posite Side of the street, gesticulating W
and bowing in a manner that would w
have done credit to Don Quixote him- 11
self. Later his infatuation grew to al- t
most a mania, and nothwithstanding t
the girl aild her mother discouraged his c
attentions, lie began sending, almost of
daily, love epistles written in the most TI
gushing style of affectionato sentimen- t
tality, declaring that his love for her W
1 remained. All the letters have been b
shown to gIie girl's mother. Her wrath 1
has for some time been steadily increas- fe
ing, and thiR mornin! it passed all i
bounds, and in a towei g passion sho
rushed over to the court room and be- I
sought the court to interfere in the th
matter. On being told that the man m
was not legally responsible, not having i
done anything criminal, she started out
pale with anger. Oa the sidewalk in y
front of the building stood the object of cc
her ire. She rushed apon him and la
struck him in the face with her clenched
flst. Getting out of her clutchos, he al
stepped back a few paces, and takingoff ac
his hat, gave her a most insinuating re
bow. This had the effect of making her T
still more angry, and, seizing a large 1
stick which lay in the street, she
swooed down upon the unfortunate in
lover and vigorously belabored him 10
about the head and shoulders. He ai
took the thrashing as a martyr, who wvas Si/
being sacrificed for his devotions. He vc
looks upon the matter very lightly, and tu
sems to believe that he has got the best di(
of the itifair, and his enthusiasm, fan- jea
aticism, or whatever it may be called, is
by no means ended. The mother is be
coming desperato, and unless the law
interposes, the aflair is likely to result in
C~ontenatne, Antci Sorrow. cgi
A resident of Park street, Detroit, fr
had a photographer come lip the other
day for the purpose of takiug a view of li
his residence, and the man of the camera In
had just got in position when along came L1h
an cold coon1, with a buck-saw on his arm In
and wanted to knew what was up. of
"Going to phlotograph the house," di
was the reply. at
"Then 1 guess I'll peo," remarked y
the old man. "L'll take a position at li
the left of -the gate and represent tl "r
statue of industry."
The members of the family camne outh
and aaranged themselves, and the man th
called out : - ld
"Here, old man, you want to get out W
of that I" ti
"Can't I represenit Industry ?" W
"No, sir I" O0
"Can't I stand over there and repre- as
sent Laziness ?" o1
"No, sir I We don't want you in the k
group at all." b
'"Lemme represent the Sleeping et
"Youi go a'nay 1"w
He drew off to one side, the passing by
teams halted te give the artist a chance cii
and directly the plate was made. Every- f
body rushed forward whenu it was ready 3
for inspection, and the old man was one cc
of the first. As the plate was held up gI
he giggled and tickled, and finally burst i3
into a loud laugh. He had dodged
around the corner of the house and his mn
full figure was revcaled behind'- the ca
family. - s
"Well do you represenit in that atti- a1
tuide?" sternly inquired the photogra- ~
"What, I reckon that's a pretty good ta:
pose for Contentment." 10o
"Very well. I will now represent a
And, the artist took the festI'te old au
chap by the ear and walke< him out of era
the crowd and put in a couple of kicks w
which changed the pose of Contentwnent ab
L' to that of oow p
Ganibetta's Tragto Fate.
A despatch says of Gambetta: The
rpse reposes on a bed. The eyes, which
,e wide open, preserve their customary
:pression, while the mouth seems mo
le. The hair is thrown back from the
rehead, There is no distortion in the
atures. Death has not disfigured his
kuntenance. Perhhps, had he been like
dinary mortals, he might have recovered,
it high living and excesses of all sorts
td brought on diabetes, which was com
icated with other disorders. The patient
ng asthmatic, the use of anessthetics
as proscribed. Without anmathetics it was
ared he would die during an operation.
esidts, in the condition of his blood, gao
ne was the inevitable consequence of
an incision. lie would as surely have
ed from the result of an operation tas he
d die of the disease, wherefore it was
idged unwise-to attemptwhat could only
Ld increased - hIs sikefin.e. This -was
o dee0i6on of his medical attendants.
Another comiplicatioh not eneeralli
towit, wts that of varicose veins' on the
It leg, the. existence of which explains
rtamn attitudes often severely commented
>on as undignified.' lie was physically
capfiated from 'sitting straight in a chair.
is impossible to Affirm until after lhe au
psy, which takes place to-day, that, as
serted by some perscons, he had received
bullet in the abdomen, Still, without
ubt. the wound in the arm was the pri
try cause of death, and necessitated liii
obility, depriving hiin of the exercise
escribed as indispensable to one of his
ustitmution and teimperaiment and contin
Ily threatened by cerebral congestion.
is whispered also that he disobeyed the
edical order of a strict diet of milk and
ges. Throughout his illness his friends
6ve sought to conceal the gravity of the
,uation) and above all the agency of a
am1an in the trancdy. Nevertheless, no
ubt is permissible that the shot which
rectly or indircetly caused his death was
ed by a lady who is well known in Paris,
d whose psoudonyim, Lioznie Leon, con
als the patronyimic of one of the most I
inorable Israclitih families of Bordeaux.
ie left her husband. the Couseiller Geni
al of the Gironde Depaitinent, to follow
e fortuies of hin by whose eloquence
the Baudit subscription and trial site
is completely fascinated, and iiii!ing 4
ih him in 1868, she deserted her fanmily, j
u was impatient of the chain le could.
>t break, especially as at child was born
e succeeding year, whose paternity lie
fusca to acinuowledge. These refusals <
uset scenes of recrinmination and olten
positive violence between the lovers.
.c man wearied of the connect ton, an(
e woman citing devotedly to him for
bom she had sacrificed her honor, Gam
tta disliked the ehild, who was sickly,
it intelligent, and lived as his nephiew.
e rescmbled Gamnbetta in character andI
atures, Two years ago faconie's husband
ed, and she summoned Gambetta to fut
his promise of narrinew, but received
tother refusal. lie made ai agreement,
>wever, to provide for young Leon on
e conditioni that lie should be educated
Germany. The mother Lesitated, but
milly consented and accompanied the
ild and is father to Dree n. This was
e journey so much cominented upon last
ar by the European press, which ascrib
political motives to the preCence of
,on Mtsesablc e,la ldame at the German
itels. The connection was xntinuied
ter their return, Leonie going every 84t.
day evening to his villa, where she was
cepted as mistress by the servants, and
turning Monday morning in his carriage.
icir quarrels also continued. Within a
ek three diischarged doiestics revealed
e mysteries ol the ill-starred establish
unt. Finally the dissensions culminated i
ie scene or the unnlappy pistol-sliot.
imubetta lost his temnper, giviig vent to
use. and( course language, such as he
is wont to emiploy in monments of pas
m,. She was exasperated1, seized a rc
ilver, and fired. ie ruied lhts hand to:
rn ask~ie the weapon, amid received his
athm wouind. Every thmig else is con
A pamnplet was puuinimed in England
186(3, entitled " Letter on Corpulence,
Idressed to the Public by William Bant
g.'' In this was narratedl the expeori
cc of the welter, who suffered much
mi excessive corpulence, in redintg his
3lghit forty-six ptounds in a few weeks.
ic system was suggested to himt by a Mr.
arvey, an artist. It consisted in avoid
g all sweet, starchy anid fat !o'ds, and
e Very mtodierate use ot luuidIs, subtmtut
g imeiat, ilshm and frrit in iioderate quman.
ines at each meal, togoher with the use
an alkahiue draught. Titds method of
et was eifective 1mn this permsoni witheoumt
iy serioi .injury to his .hg~ah~h; and it
as practiced by manny pers'ns with a,
e result. But im somue.cases., the rapid,
~uction in wei ht, was found' to be in
rotirtb healt "and' tile mnethod could
t be adopted with safety in all cases,
such aii important niatter as this,i when
e kiabit of body is so sotiously and siud
nly changed, it would not be safe to act
ithout the advice of a physician. But if
e changes were made judiciously It
ould not probIably be hurtful. Severe
:ercuse andl time use of nItrogenous alt
cel, discarding hydro-carbon substances,
starcb, sugar and fat, would always
crate to reduce the weIght. Thec well
eown opera singer, Mile. Albani, who
as very stout, kept her weighit seduced
eating lean meaN nmutton andi beef
Iidy, and also by working three hours a
my at a force p)Umfp fitted to a barrel of
Lter, to whIch Ihe water was returned1
Sthe pomp. This kind of work exer
ses alt the muscoles and Is very effective
r the purpose. Thle following rules for
duet ion of corpulence arc given in a
ork (on dietetics. One rising early take a
'id bath and rub the body with hair
nves andi exercise for half nt hour.
reakfast upon least meat, oatmeal and
a, without sugar andl milk, hmt with a
tIe lemon juice in it. Dane upon plain
eat, free from fat, with bcalis, spinach,
bbage and sourkrout, bitt no potatoes,
reets, pastry or butter. iBaked apples
d lemonade, not sweetened, may be I
ded, and water for drink. )?or supper,
with lemon, oatcake and skim milk
eese. Between meala exercise must be
ken until perspiratio'n is pro~uced. The I
5s of flesh should.nt be mnore than half 1
pound a day, and if the loss iis too rapid I
Bcad and skimmed milkiDay be used to a
iali extent, and a htitfe sugar. 'Armod
ate allowanmce df claret of' other acid
no and water at the meal is also advis
lo in case a feeling of depression Is, ox
Watehes And Personal Magnetisn.
"Sir, you should waar an open-faced
watch if you desire to be accurate in
your time-" said a watch-maker to the
stout man ; you are too magnetic."
"Why, what the deuce has the case
got to do with it ?" was the interroga
"Everything. Your watch has a hunt
ing-ease, necessitating steel springs for
opening and shutting By constait as
sociation-with your body those springs
become magnetized, and they generate
their condition to other necessarily steel
portions of the watchworks, and thus
render their movemonts imperfect."
"Then, if I were not fat my watch
would got. Jose two minutes, more or
foss, a day," said .lie puzzled stout ian.'
"Exactly," returned the watchmaker.
"I have worn your watch for over a
week and it hras neither gained nor lost
- dozen seconds ; but then I am, from a
3orporal point of view, your antithesis.
[ am exceptionally thin and slendor."
The stout man mused. "Accordingly,'
aid hle, "open-faced tickers for fat men,
Blosed cases for thin, eh ?"
"Not at all," replied the other. "Thin
[nen have at times more magnetism in
their systems than fat men. Everybody
is more or less magnetic ; you happen
to be particularly so; I happen to be
:uite the reverse ; hence my remarks
md advice. For the rest, open-faced
6%atches are always more accurate than
lunters. They are more air-tight for
)no thing. As for the steel springs in
lhunting Cases, mechanical science has
aot yet discovered anything else to re
piaco them ; the public like double cases,
mud there the matter remains for the
present. There are, however, many Ill
3entrived portions in watches, and while
he demand continues for watches of a
3ertamn price it is iulpossibie, from a
lommercial point of view, to think of
muprovements. Long-used methods and
ngemious ongines have been specially
rovided to fashion and cut out every
)no of the minuto parts which go to
lompose the existing instrument. Every
bvatch consists of over 200 pieces om
ploylmg over 200 persons, distributed
imong forty trades, to say nothing of
he tool-makers for the artisans. I the
3onstruction of the watch were ma
orially altered, all the trades would
trve to be re-learned, now tools and
wheel-cutting engines would have to be
levised, and the majority of working
watchmakers become useless, The con
tequence would bothat the watch would
)aecomne enormously enhanced in value
md its possession a tokon of wealtfh.
You see, in your complicated state of
toeiety -even machines in the process of
Amo come to surround themnselves with
% circle of 'vested interests' which em
barrass attempts at improvement."
"You are interesting me," remarked
the stout customer, as he placed his
watch in his pocket. "You have been
many years, I suppose, in the business.
f courso, there must have been some
mprovements im your time ?"
"Of course. Watches during the
past ten years have grown much in
bihicknossi. Old-fashionedl watches are
Shmn arid flat. I have had a watch in
may charge as flat as a trade dollar. It
is impossible to p~roperly aoust the
works for heat, cold and p~osition runder
much circumstances, I should :Lye to'
givo you a long explanation of thre pack
Ing of machianismi to explain to you
"WVell, has the increased thickness
raiseid the vaLIuo ?"
"No. On tire contrkry, watches are
mow worth 25 per cent less than they
wvere twelve years ago. That fact, you
wvill say, bears against my previous re
narks. 1 am referring to tire cheaper
grado of watches worn by3 the majority
>f people. T1hero arc wvatches which
ring $1,500, and watches which can be
)urchiasedl for $18 a dozen. If you arc
wiilinig to pay for costly work almost
mnythinig can be accomplished.
"I made a watch for a physician
rhich fitted into a signet ring not much
arger than a pea. It had only second
ianmlq. It was perfectly accumate, and
was used by the doctor to timeothe pulse
>f his patintsm. That cost $100.
Watches are made from the size of a
en-cent pi1cco to half a dollar, and worn
i trinkets by ladies. Thelry are also
Ixed in bracelets, brooches, tops and
pencils, eye-glasses, and even ulmblrella
adles ; but they are very luxurious
The stout man paid iris bill and went
The Kh~edive's Wife.
Th'io wife of the khedive is a remark
alo~ we an, both hy descent andt forher
>ersona qualities. 11cr mother was
hre danghter oif a Turkish sultan; her
ather thre son of an Egyptian khedive
6id a descendant of Mohammed All thre
orundor of tire present dynasty, Towflk
'acha, wire married her ten years ago,
vhen sire was only twenty, has never
iven her any rival in hisa affection or
n hris househrould. They have four
hildren, two sons and two daughters,
vho are educated by English gover
esses in English ways. The pirneess
ooks more like a European than our
dea of an Egyptian lady.
Soft wordsB, warm friends; bIter
vords, lasting enemies.
Life is comedy to him who tii a ;
tragedyv to him who feeIs1
A Bear Chase,
A short time ago as Mr. Weischance
of Lycoming County Pa., was going
through with tWe morning work, such
feeding the horses, cattle, swine and
chickens, his attention was astracted by
a shout from his son, who lives near the
mountain, inviting him to come and help
capture a large bear. Without waiting
a moment 'he dropped his basket of
corn, and rushed to the house widi a
shout of, "Wife, untie my dog while I
get my gun; there is a great bear com
iag!" The wife obeyed, and in a
moment man and dog were galloping up
the hill, and soon joined Bigler, who
shouted, "Pap, put the dog on him 1"
The faithful dog obeyed, dashing after
the bear who made a start across the
valley. Boon the dog came so close
that old bruin determined to give battle
whioh was done by striking and biting
hhi until 1W jresolved to .abandon the
pursuit, and howling and yelping, ho
began retracing his stops until he was
met by his master who yainly implored
him to return. By tins ttme the bear
hind passed Laubach's, who were soon
i hot plirsuit with dogs, guns, and Mr.
Stlephon Laubach was iot far bohind
with his axo. Tne bear now changed his
course and went direct for Oriolo. thus
changing his route from a line to a tri
angle, and the Welshuuoc's travelmg on
the bypothenuso oon joined the Lau
bachs. The bear was now about iu the
position of the British army in its re
treat from Concord and being saluted in
front, rear and flanks with stones, clubs
and dogs he was brought to a stop about
half a mile south of Oriole. This spot
will ever ho memorable on account of
the desperato struggle which then on
suedl. The bear planting himseh on his
hatincihes prepared to resist all his one
mies. The light now became terrible to
behold; the bear and stray builets suc
ceeded in dispatchngsoveral of his canine
oninies boforo he was prostrated upon
old mother earth b~v a ball from Abram
Velslanse's ever reliable rifle. Tho
bear now breathed his last, and the next
order of work was to dissect the prize.
The leadership of this part devolved
upon Mr. Seth Phillips, who by making
use of his nattral abiity, soon had the
hide severed from the flesh. By the uso
of a pair of scales furnished by John
Gebhardt, his weight was found to be
3171 pounds, The gathering was now
traustformed into i parliamentary body
with Rev. Whito as president. By the
skilful umianagemeut of this gentleman
they soon decided by vote to give nach
of the ex-huntors twenty pounds of the
meat (of course the scalp belonged to
Abram), dividing the balanco equally
with the families their represented,
which entitled each to about nino
pOunds of meat.
A DoIlk Iinm Of Dishes.
A fashionable table now looks as if a
dozen families had been callett upon to
11011) set it, and overy color known to
science is represented in an abandon of
rainbow-hued disorder, A lady of this
city who had hired a new girl was ex
patiating to her on a set of china she had
recently bought. "Just think of it,
Bridget," she said enthusiastically, "it's
in a hundred and fifty pietesi" "Sure,
nm, was it the cat?" asked Bridget,
sympathetically. But they arc not really
dishes. The quaint green basket, witL
pink lining and a braided handle in
mottled china, is a sugar bowl, and that
funny little pitcher that looks as if it
had the jim-iams is a vinoaar cruet.
Castors Pro out of style nowadays and
all the available space besido your
,alaque is fIlleod in with stubby bottles,
individual pepper and salts; the pepper
usually comes out with a rush, but the
salt tearfully resolves itlsef into brine
and refuses to be dislodged.
It would be a comfort to drink your
after-dinner coifeo out of a fine whlite
cihinia cup, against the shell-like sides of
which the yellow waves of aromatic cof
fee would ripple softly; but you lift the
noy cup11 by a green hazard hanle, and
as your lipa touch the wings of a varie
gfatM~I hnt tnrfy you nb~Aerve on the oppo
aite side a baked tarantula, whfilo in the
bottom of the cup--may your shadow
never gmu-w lessi-is an Arab's head-~
'.L eo iau& design ihrust uponou us will
doubtless be a literature in china; for
instumnce, the edge of a breakfast plate
might be appropriately inscribed, "fhe
early bird catches the worm, "First
the grub and then the butterily, "for the
.cream jug, "Little pitchei's have long
oars." Tnocre aire already Shakcspoaro
p~lateuS, Longfllowv pitchiers and Whitt
hor bowls. A table set, in Emerson
china or (Jarlyle clay, would be very in
A UCentury Ago.
Cloth had become the usual -material
or the coat, with black satin brooches.
Top-bbots and round hats wvoro worn in
time morning, with the hair undressed;
but silk stockings and buckles, with
three cornered cocked hats, hair powder,
aind swvords, were worn upon occaslions
of ceremony. But swords were not so
generally worn in full dIrass as they had
been ton years previously. Planche
o)bsorvos, in his "flistory of British (los
tume," that about the year 1778 gold
laced hats had become fashionable
again; because the press gangs wore
particulary busy in that year for the
Royal Navy, and the gold-lace was sup
poaed to lmp)art a military or dlistin
gnishied air. The Peers stil habitually
wore their scarlet and ermined robes in
the House of Lords, In the Commons
It was customs.iy for the members of
the Government to appear in full dress,
bag-wigs, buckles, and swords. Jesse
observes that Charles lames Fox and his
party, who had been acoustomed to
dress in the negligle style which had
come into vogue, created much amuse
ment when they came Into power in
1782, and appeared, In the House in all
the stlfness of the full dress.
A wntof care o toA ~ goe iaxv
than a want of lfwlag ,