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TRVEKYEIIN INBR.S ..MRH2,18.ETBIHD14
LI TLIE BiRPLICI Y.
Golden her tresses, and bfue Were her eYes,
Beaming with innocence, loving and baby-like,
Cheeks like a cherry's which never disguise
Modesty blushes-whatever they may be like I
PAepifig from under her bonnet of straw, .
Trimnued In the fashion of sitaple rusticity,
'Nese; when we met, ivere the features I saw,
Peatures belonging to I4ttle Sinplicity.
Dressed in a faded and old-fashioned gown,
Sihe, with her prattle so sweet, captivated me,
Gladly forge$ting the belles of the town,
i4to in a cottfie I fatied awatted-ne ;
Sighing no longer for fortune and fame,
Life scened to dance gitla renewet elas4oihy;
Out in Il p'I dowsjl Vhipered, " Be iiine "
"What 0oir'idi" Kkbd LittlesiMpIlICitY6
Oh I disenchantment, to asK Wnaz I earkted,
I, who had heen such a dutiful slave to her,
Vainly I begged she woull Ihen 0ee eturnedl
All the old presqnts (unpid fok) I ave to, her.
Tis sinall adventure was ten years 0go,
still afn I verging on genteel meqdicity,
Five littlep1dAG9of loe'I can show- .1.
Wonder how many has Ltttle Simplicity 7
- TiE I)ENIERE Ot..-R IIfART.
"I tell you, Jack, the farm is not
your vocation. 'I - lIec'O6e Mioti And
more convinced of the fact every day,
less'contentWd with the lifo we are lead
"You are. dissatisfied with your lqt
.1 see that plainly, Nell," said Jack, a
Oh, ousenise, I 'put ini. 'ANot
with my lot, nor with you, only with
the farm, Jack. I'm tired to dea4h
with this prosy, humdrum life, and I
hate to see you delving and toiling like
a slave from one year?s ia'to another.'t
"But, my dear," suggested Jack,
"one must live and have bread and
"To be sure, Jack, but -why not eaVn
iti a more genteel fashion?"
"Honest labor is always genteel,
"Oh, pahawl you understand me,
Jack. I mean that you have capacities
for something better. You fonly cling
to the old farm to please your father,
when you could do a hundred-fold bet
ter elsewhere. And besides, where is
our society in this place, Jack? What
thance"is there for out children as they
61-Ah Nell, that is looking so far
ahlead,o he said; 'and, wry dear, you
seem to forget that I have lived here all
My life ar
"Oh, no, -n don't forget. -And pray
what have you done, Jack."
-Have led an upright ltfe, and mar
'"13t you didn't pick me up amid the
clover bloesoms,-Jauk; don't forget that,
You found me in town, and, Jack, dear,
I'm auious tur get back again to my
nativ elemunt. I aam tired of all this.
You can get on ever so nicely in town,
Jack; -and tJiee we can get into society."
"Our means are not inexhaustible,
I'm aware of that, Jack; but we've
enough fur a stait, aud Vanciborough
offers you a good place in the bank,"
"Atahmited salary, Nell."
"Oh, yes, but you can work your way
up, Jack-right up to the topmost
round of the ladder. Do let's go, Jadk
I've lived here to k.lease you ever since
our marriag.; I think you can afford to
please Me a little now."
"That's true," ho said. "you can't be
expected to care for the farm as I do,
Nell. I promised to make you happy
wnen you consonted to become my wife,
and I'll try and keep my wora. You
shall have it all your own wAV. Nell."
The conimuous dropping of water
wears away the solid stone. I had
conquered my husband at last, and the
desire of mny heart was about to be
When Jack once made up his mind
to .do a thing,re. did it w).th all his
n.iight4~ '.Qhe imtttedvawrs soon mottled.
Oihbriy lull, as ' we call the fai'm, wvas
sold at a great .speihlee; and one supuy
morming we turned our backs upon the
brey dSowns ndgylden grain fields
andl jour).ayed 'aty-waird..
".'m afraidi you'te'madle a great mis
take," said Jack's father, as he bade us
goi-bye; "you'd- better have stuck to
the farmi. You remember the old saying
about rolh ng stones?".
"I don't believe in old saying s,si.r,"
A ~ I answered loitliy, "and I thiuk. 1 can
appr~ec.ato my husband's abilities better
than any one else can."
Our new home in town was a stylish
reaidence ia a fashionable street. We
estaoklicd ourselyos in . the ,prmncipal
hotels and the~n set about the tusk of
fu.rnisilng the house,
cMitar ch'td.''..sid Mr. ~andbor
ough,.th banker's.. wife, dropingin
for an early call, "don't dream of such
a thing as ingrain carpet. Get Brussels
by all means, good Englishi Brussels.
You'll find . it much cheaper in the
*end, and besides it is so ;nuch more
WeV/ hearkened to oltr friend's advice,
and laid our rooins with Brussels, and
the cost ran .up into hundreds.
Then ' furniture' was got to match,
Mrs. Vandborough and several other'
friends aiding us in otur selection, and
all sorts ,of prett(y, costly bric-a-brao,
and real Ilace curtains, and a new iano.
My old instrument was too p lamn and
clumsy for the new etat>lhmtnt.
"We've gdt suig quartern here, Nell,
by George!" he said, loekinig through
4 thre ext.ravagiintIy' furnished rooms with
admiiing prtde. "No one in thre town
can outehinie ust, not cyen Vandborough
himself.. It has lightened our purse a
good dee~l, I'll admiit, but whart -does
* .. . hat signily? What good comes of hay
ing moacey unless oneiepjoys At?"
"We 'must try -and' save up a little
nowy Jack, eince we are fixed so nicely,"
] said, feeling some.wl,at t$errified at his
"Pshaw, chilkH Who'ever-heard of a
banker's clerk saving anything? If . we
lilake botli ends nieet iI will be more'thani
I look for."
"~My dear,"' sgId Mrs. Vandborough.
when we wore plegaantly settled in ouir
handsome house and,had hured,s couple
of -t bervaits, I suppose .fon ivMrt to
give some ao,rt. of a party pow? It, is
cOustomuar, you, know. kluppose you
let it be an informal reception with
cards and coffee for th old peopme amt
ices and fruits and dancing for the
young ones? That would do nicely.
You ean throw your two parlors into
one and the new carpets will not get
much- injured. I'll help you to order
your rofresimnts, and Cecilia will write
out your invitations for you. She's an
excelient judge as to whom it is expe
client to invite."
I mentioned the' Matter'to Jack when
he came home, and lie entered into the
spirit of the affair with great excite
"To be sure, little wife; have a party
by. all nWeans.v-When one's in Rome,
one must, do a 1}dmanas do, you know.
Ddn't spM' epiae, either my dear;
we must make a good show as other
people. And 1 shall take it upon my
self to order your costume. I want you
iflook as grand as a little empress.'
"But, Jack," I suggested timidly,
"we are ,spending a great deal of
But, despite my fears, our reception
went on, and it turned out to be a great
success. The best people in town hon.
ole4 p- wAth their presenop. and every
thing. thanks to Mrs. Vandborough's
foresight, was carried out in the most
lavish and elegant manner.
"By Ceorge," said Jack, "this sort of
thing is jollier than t4e old farm. I see
now little wife, that you were right
I would ten times rather he should
4ave upbraided and blamed me for what
I had done.
The winter that followed was exceed
ingly gay. We were ihvited everywhere,
and our house was constantly filled with
guests. Balls, soirees, kettledrums,
and the opera seemed to engross every
hour. Jack and I seldom had a quiet
moment together, yet he seemed to en
joy it all with his whole heart.
When spring came ourlasi surplus
dollar had been expended, and we were
solely dependent on Jack's monthly
The warm weather came on and baby
soon fell ill. I hoped day by day that
J aok would say something about going
biok to his father's for the summer,
but he did not even hint at such a
The days grew longer and warmer.
The sun shone down with a pitiless
splendor, and the l.aved streets seemed
hke heated brass.
Our fashionable faiends 'fluttered off
like summer swallows and we were left
:"Oouldn't you manage to make a
little trip to the seashore, my dear?"
14rs Vandborough had suggested, and
Jack had caught at the Idea with eager
"We might, Nell; I think we can.
I'll try and borrow a few hundred some
"Oh, Jack, no, no!" I sobbed out in
my remorse and despair. "I won't go
to the seashore. You see how ill the
the baby is. Oh, Jack, ask your father
to let us return home."
"Oh, you wouldn't be satisfied. Nell,
if we Nvent back. It is dreadfully stupid
down- there these summer days, with
the haymakmg and the reaping, and all
that sort of thing. We should never be
able to endure it now."
I said no- more. The long, bright,
burning days wore on, and our bills ran
up higher, and .higher, and baby's little
breath seemed to grow weaker and
weaker, and poor Jack.himself began to
look dreadfully ill and worn. And one
afternoon he was sent home in a car
tiago, quite unconscious, stricken down
by a sudden fever.
1 put my pride aside then, and wrote
a letter to'Jack's father.
"Jack and baby are both ill," I said,i
"sand we are sick and tired of this life.
Pray forgive us, and let us come home."
The very next day the dear old gen
tlemaxn arrived, but the sheiff was be
fore'.him, Japck having confessed judg
ment in a lawsuit. The rumor that we
iutended..to leave town got out, and oul
creditors rushed in, anxious to secure
the 'Ifi's share off our effects. The
Breui. ourpecs, thue handsome furm-.
ture, and costly" brio-a-brac, all went
under the hammer at a disastrously low
"Never mind," said my father-in-hi}w,
not a shadow of reproach on his kind
old face; "let them squabble over it if
they will. We must get our sick ones
So'wo got Jack into' a carriage, and
with his jioor head upon my knee and
baby in my arms, I turned my back
upon the scene of my short-lived tri
":We eye gqing pack to Cherry Hill,"
said1tle old 'gentlemian, as.in the dusk
of filetbldeh-deay wedrove'thr'ough the
dewy stillness of the sheltered land.
."The ,old home has been waiting for
you all these miOnths. I was pretty sure
you'd want 'to come back."
I could not utter one word in answer.
A groat full raoon was rising above the
distant hills 'i we reached the house.
Not the smaltst th4ig;*hs changed.
The great,.red roses-lidoomed on the ter
-rade, tii'a'be droned in theiN hives, and
the cattle bells tinkikd in .the barnyard.
The .doors were wide open. We carried
Jack in and laid him down in the broad
breezf~ 'robin that had been our bridal
He opened his eyds-and drew a-deep
quiveiring breath as the freshening
breeze touched his throbhing head.
N ell, where are you?' he said.
"B3urely this must be home?"
"am here Jack," I answered through
my tears- aanfd.this is home, dear Old
"'Thank God!I" he murmured, and fell
back upon thre pillows. and I saw great
tears triikle slowly from beneathihis
Becyond the open, window, Jn the si1
vet' glory of the rlfig moon, the old
grandfather sat, with the baby at his
feet, 4gli hk len in the rank cool grass,
and 'even at tat late hour the pigeons
came fluttering around her as of old,
and she screanmed with rapture as she
(Ilutched at them with hef thin Jittle
1 tose softly and fell on my knees
b)eslle Jack'si low pillow.
"Oh, Jack," I sobbed. I haye bebn
so wicked. Forgive me, Jack, forgive
me! .1 am so gladt to be at home naan,',
His worn face grew radiant and hie
dear arms held me close.
, And then and there, clasped to my
husband's heart, in the safe sweet shel
ter of the home he loyed, I understood
all the past.
"Ydu didn't mean it, Jack," I whis
pered. "You only pretended to enjoy
it all to please me.'
"No matter, little woman; the lessoi
we have learned has been cheaply
bought. We shall not care to leave the
safe old nest in search of fashion and
A Hidden crame.
About the year 1875 there removed to a
certain town in Georgla not a 1,000 miles
from Wairburn, an old gentleman, who
took up his abode there. He had a daugh
ter of about 15 summers who lived with
him, and was the light and sunshine of his
humble home. She was a brunette, beau
tiful In face and figure and intelligent and
refined. Se was tall and graceful, yet
slender, and lithe as the limb of a willow
To those who saw beaty in womanly perfec.
tions, in her girlhood she gave the proarise
of the beautiful and voluptuous .woman
hood, into which 'he bloomed and ma
tured, At the death of her father. which
occurred not long after their removal to
the place, Mi3s Blank was left alone, and
she sought in marriage that happiness that
comes alone through sympathy . with one
beloved. A young doctor had also made
his appearance in the place about that
time, and a friendship between the two
soon followed an acquiintance vrhich rip
ened into affection. They were married,
and lived apparently happy, and at peace
with the world.
After a time Ihe doctor sought a new
field for the practice of his profession, and
removed with his young wife to a city in
Alabama. lie was successful In his piac
tice, and bid fair to live a long life of use
fulness, but this was not to be. In the
same neighborhood in which the young
people had settled lived a nan whom we
shall call Blink, for the reason that that
was not his name. He was tall and re
markably well proportioned, dark as a
Spaniard, with piercing black eyes, a long
glossy, lowing beard, and a gaze which
was magnetism itself-in short, a hand
some man. Blink, although a married
man, susceptible to feminine attractions,
soon fell a victim to the charms of the
doctor's wife, while she was enslaved by
an admiration for the handsome neighbor.
Still the love-blind docter saw no guile in
the wife of his bosom, and while he re
ceived Blink at his home with the hospi
tality of frieudship, he was nursing the
adder that gave him his death-sting.
Soon after this intimacy and fondnesa
o pr 3n -... liiu unIMU wUe au
the.dishonest husband, the - young doctor
suddenly d!ed and the former lovely Miss
Blank was a more lovely young widow.
In quick succession followed the sudden.
demise of Mrs. Blink. The disconsolate
widower and the charming widow sought
each other's society ere the clods wore
well settled upon the lifeless bodies of
their former partners, and this excited sue
Suspicion grew stranger, and Mrs. Blink a
body was exhumed for examination ; but
no indication of poison being discovered, it
was again consigned to the tomb.
Three weeks afterward Alr. Blink and
Mrs. Blank were married and, removing
to the Atlantic coast, took up their abode
on an island, where for a short time they
ei%joyed tne fruits of their dishonored love
aind of the marital relations, whici the
sequel proves had been purchased at a
sacrifice of honor and of all the better prin
ciples of humanity.
Time posed on, and Blink and his wife
went back tW the latter's former home in
Georgia, There the husband lived a life
of utter idleness and ease. Soon after
their return a store in the town was burg
larized, anu facts were developed which
showed that a wagon had been driven up
to the door of the store, loaded with dry
goods, provisioiis, etc., and driven away.
Although it was evident that three per.
sons-one a woman-bad participated in
the burglary, no clew as to their identity
was obtained. The burglary was committ
ed about 1870.
About two months after this time Mrs.
Blink was taken sick unto death : and in
the silence of the death chamber; while
burning with fever and tortured with re
morse, the once beautiful and blooming
Miss8 Blank, but no w wan and wasted Mrs.
Blink, opened the secret closet >f her soul
and mauic a dying confession, upon which
this narrnttive is founded.
The confession embodied all the forego
lag f acts and further revealed that she had
poisoned her husband to satisfy the unholy
love she entertained for Bdnk, aiid that
h- had poisoned his innocent wife that no
barrier might stand in the way of their
union. She also confessed that she and
her husband had committed the burglary
refoe red to, aissisted by another man, who
had dropped dead( a short time before her
confession was madeo. Immediately after
the death of his wvife, Mr. Blink left for
parts unknown. And still the world
Yennag P'epie's Partaes in r,muiota.
There are a great n.any dances taking
place just now in London, several being
what are called '(mnderellaq," commenc
ing at nine o'clock and endilng at twelhe.
At these entertainments many young girls
niot yet "ut" are allowed to appear, and
even children attend during the early part
of the evening andi take part in a few of
the dances. At sonmc of these the minuet
has been dlance-1 by children, and watched
withI interest by tho surrounding assembly
of elders, who intendl later on in the year,
if possible, to introduce tis elegant dance
of a bygone decade. Dress varies greatly
at those entertainments, some of the
guests appearing in full ball toilette, and
others in simple evening gowns with al
most high bodies-certainly the high ho
dies are made to look as dressy as possible;
adid many young girls wear skirts of either
fine nun's cloth or figetred Madras muslin,
with.,coat bodies of vuilvet and cream lace
waist coats; either high to the throat or
clt square andI filled up with transparent
lace The sleeves reachs to the elbows and
are finished off with rufuls of cream lace.
Pointed bodies are also worn.
TIhe delicacy of the spectroseope in
chemical analysis is remarkable. Swan
found that sodium linus are visible when a
solution is employed containing less than a
two-mil1iouth part of a grain of sodium,
The following account of the fight b
tween the Russians and Turks, at Plevni
is vivid and interesting: Before daybrea
on the last day of July the whole fore
was on the move to the front. There we
a long halt in a hollow, where was the vi]
lage of Hadishovo, into which Turkis
shells. flying over the ridge in front, cawe
banging and crashing. About midda
Schahovskoy and his sfaff, which we a(
companied, rode on to the ridge betwee
the guns, already in position there, an
we surveyed the maryelous view below u
-the little town of Pleyna in the centei
with the Turkisk earthFQrks,. girdled b
cannon smoke, alOV6und it. After a
artillery duel of hours, the Print
ordered his infantil'bn to the attack. Th
gallant follows passed us, full of ardoi
with bands playing and colors flying, ani
went down into the fell valley below
For three hours the demon of carnag
reigned supreme in tuat dire cockpit. Th
wounded cane limping and groaning back
and threw themselves heavily down oj
the reverse slope in the village of Radio
hovo, in our rear. The surg,-ons alreana
had set up their field hospitals, and wer
ready for work.
Never shall I forget the spectacle of tha
assault made by Schahovkoy's infantry
men on the Turkish earth-woras in th4
valley. The long ranks on which I looket
down tramped steadily on to the assault
No skifmishing line was thrown out in ad,
vance. The fighting line remained thi
formation, till, what with impatience an
what with men falling, it broke into i
ragged spray of humanity, and surged or
swiftly, loosely, and with no close cohe.
sion. The supports ran up into the fight,
ing array independently and eagerly.
Presently all along the bristling line bural
forth flaming volleys of musketry fire.
The jagged line sprang forward througl
the maize-flelas, gradually falling into s
concave shnpe. The crackle of the musk.
etry fire rose into a sharp, continuouE
peal. The clamor of the hurrahs or the
fighting men came back to us on the
breeze, making the blood tngle with the
excitement of battle. The wounded be
gan to trickle back down the gentle Rlope.
We could see the dead and the more so
verely wounded-lying where they had fal
len, on the stubble and amidst the maize.
'The living wave of fighting men was
pouring over them, ever on and on. Sud
denly the disconneoted men drew closer
together. We could see the offiers sig
naling for the concentration by the way.
ing of their swords. The distance yet to
be traversed was but a hundred yards.
There was a wild rush, headed by the col
onel of one of the regiments. The Turke
in the work stood their ground, t*-- fired
with terrible effect into the whirlwind
that wu rnth3ncr.4-.~ e T- .- 1
nel' horte wenLtieu. .the colonel
was on his feet in a Ioment, and, waving
his sword, led lils men forward on foot.
But only for a few paces. Ho staggered
and fell. We could hear the tempest
gush of wrath-half howl, hatt yell-with
which his men, bayonets at the charge,
rushed on to avenge him They were over
the parapet and iu among the Turks like
an overwhelming avalanche. Not many
followers of the Prophet got the chance to
run away from the gleaming Russian
But there were not men enough for the
enterprise. It was cruel to watch the
brave Russian soldiers standing there
leaderless, sternly awaiting death for want
of officers to lead them forward or to march
them back. As the sun set in lurid criri
son, the naselan defeat became assured.
The attacking troops had been driven
back or stricken down. All around us the
air was heavy with the low moaning of
The Bad Boy Again.
"Well, you are the meanest boy I ever
heard of," said the grocery man. "But
what about your pa's dancing a clog-dance
mn church, Sunday? IThe minister's hired
girl was in here after some codfish yester.
dray morning, and she said the niinister
said your pa had scandalhzed the church
the worst way." "Oh, lie didn't dance in
church, lie was a little excited ; that's
all. You see, pa chews tobacco, and its
pretty hard on him~ to sit s!l throuh the
sermon without taking a chew, and he
gets nervous. He always roaches around
in his pistol pocket when they stand up to
sing the last time, and feels in his tobacco
box and gets out a chew, and puts it in hli
mouth when the preacher pronounces the
benediction., HeI always does that. Well,
nmy chum had a present on Christmas of a
musIc box, just about as big as pa's to:ac
co box, and all you have to do is to touch
a spring and it plays "She's a Daisy, Bhe's
a l)umpling." I borrowed it and put it in
pa's pistol pocket, where he keepa his to.
bacco box, and when .tne choir got most
through singing pa reached hIs hane-in his
pocket and began to fumble around for a
chew. He touched the,arping, and just as
everybody bowed their heads to receive
the benediction, and it was so still you
could hear a gum drop,- the music box be.
gan to play, and in the stillness it sounded
as loud as a church organ. W ell, I thoughi
ma would sink. '[he minister heard it,
and looked towamrd pa, and everybody
lookedr at pa, and pa turned red, and the
misio~-box kept up 'ahe's a Daisy,' and the
mmuiistor looked mad attd said 'Amen', and
the people began to put on their coats, and
the minister told the deacon to hunt up the
source or tha'. wordily music, a:id they
took pa into the room back of the palpit
and searched him, and ma says pa wil,
have to be churched. They kept the
musice-box, and I have got to carry in coal
to get money enough to buy my chuma
Take a pice of thin musiin and wrap lI
tightly around a ball of cot;ton-wool asbig
as an orange. 'This forms a dabber, and
should - have something to hold it by.
Then squet ze on to the corner of a hall
sheet of foolscap a little color from a tube
of oil paint. Take up a very little colot
on the dabber, and work It about on the
centre of the paper for some time, till th(
dabber is evenly covered with a thin coat
ing. A little eli can be.used to dilute 01
moisten the color if necessary. T'hen put
your leaf down on the paper and dab some
color evenly over both sides. Place it
then bet ween the pages of -a folded sheel
of paper (unglazed 18 best), and rub the
paper above it well all over with the finger.
Open the sheet, remove the leaf, and yeta
will have an impression ot each side of
the leaf. Any color may be us8ed. Burn'
or* raw sienna works e most satisrfaotoa,.=
Not Juliet and Romaeo.
In the year 1400, Uinevra do Amifera,
k a Florentine beauty, married, under
e parental pressure, a man who had failed
a to win her heart, that she had given to
Antonio Rondinelli. Soon afterward
the plague broke out in Florence;
Ginevra fell ill, apparently succumbed
to the malady, and, being pronounced
a dead, was the same day conveyed to
A the family tomb. Some one, however,
s had blundered in the matter, for in the
middle of the night the entombed bride
- woke out of her trance, and, badly as
e her living relatives had behaved found
e her dead ones still less to her liking,
and lost no time in quitting the silent
company upon whose quietude she had
D unwillingly intruded. Speeding through
i the sleep-wrapped streets as swiftly as
her elinging cerements allowed, Gine
vra sought the home from which she
had so lately beou borne. Roused
3 from his slum)ers by a knocking at the
door, the disconsolate widower of a
day cautiously opened an upper win
dow, and seeing a shrouded figure
waiting below, in whose upturned face,
he recognized the lneameuts of the
dear departed, he cried: "Go in peace,
blessed spirit," and shut the window
precipitately. With sinking heart and
slackened step the repulsed wife made
her way to her father's door to receive
the like benison from her dismayed
parent. Then she crawled to an uncle's,
where the door was indeed opened, but
only to be slammed in her face by
the frightenel man, who, in his hurry,
forgot even to bless his ghostly caller. 1
The cool night air penetrated the un- I
dress of the hatless watderer, made her i
tremble and shiver, as she thought she 4
had waked to life only to die again inl 4
the cruel streets. "Ahl" she sighed, I
"Antonio would not have proved so I
unkind." This thought naturally sug- I
gested it was her duty to test his love i
and courage; it would be time enough I
to die if he proved like the rest. Tie i
way was long, but hope renarved her i
limbs, and soon Ginavra was knocking <
timidly at itodinelli's door. He opened I
it himself, and although startled by the i
ghastly vision, calmly inquired what t
the spirit wanted with him. Throwing t
exclaimed, "I am no spirit, Antonio; I I
am that Gnevra you once loved, who
was buried yesterbay-buried alive!" I
and fell senseless into the welcoming t
arms of her astonished and delighted t
lover, whose cries for help soon brought f
down his sympathizing family to hour
the wondrous story and bear its heroine
to bed, to be tenderly nursed until she i
had recovered from the shock, and was P
as beautiful as ever again. Then came t
the diffiloulty. Was Ginevra to return v
to the man who had buried her, and c
shut his door against her, or give her- t
self to the man who had saved her i
from a second death? With such I
powerful special pleaders as love and t
gratitude on his side, of course Rondi- f
nelli won the day, and a private mar- f
riage made the lovers amends for pre- e
vious disappointment. They, however, .
had no Intention of keeping in hiding, I
but the very first Sunday after they 1
became man and wife, appeared in pub- i
lie together at the cathedral, to the 1
confusion and wonder of Glnevra's c
friends. An explanation ensued, which e
satisfied everybody except the lady's I
firat husband, who insisted that nothing ~
but her dying in genuine earnest could
dissolve the original matrimonial bond' t
The case was referred to the bishop,who, t
haviDg no precedent to curb his deci
sion, rose superior to technicalities,
and declared that the first thusband
had forfeited all right to Ginevra, and
must pay over to Rondinelli the dowry
he had received with he.x-a decree at
which we may be sure all true lovers
in Florence heartily rejoiced.
After te Weding.:
Two young ladles just from a wedding
upi the Hudson, took a scat behind a re
porter on an afternoon train to the city,
and their convereation, conducted in an
excited and vivacious manner, ran as tol
irst f oung Lady--What do you think
of the bride's dress, Maggie?i
Second Young Lady-i didn't like it
extra well, did you?i
"N,Imust confess I dId not. But,
Lizzle, Inever thought Kittre would get a
beau, did you ?''
"No, indeed. It Ia too funny for any.
thIng; but she got a giant, didn't she?i Oh, r
my I I never could marry that man."
"Nor I. I think he is awfully coarse.
Kittie don't like him any too well. Bhe
came very near backingc out."
"D'd you see her blush ?" b
"Gracious, yes. I thInk I should have
fainted If it had been mne. I suppose you'll i
be getting marriedl next."a
"Oh, I guess there's no danger." r
"Hasn't Harry proposed yet?"a
"Goodness, no. He's b.een comIng to t
see me a year, t03. Oh, lie makes me so
mad sometimes. I cculd pound him real
"Only think of It, I could have had'half
a dozen good catches If he wasn't around.
In the way."
"Why don't you fire him out," in
"That's the bother of It. I can't get aa
chance to quarrel with him, and yet he's t
so aggravating about"-laughing-"you I
"Oh, I think I'll be an old maid."'
"Oh, you fool; I wouldn't for all the t
Ilere the train entered the tunnel and 1
the conyorsatio', ended.
-The monks and nuns in Italy num- i
por nearly 22,000.
When To Take Exercise.
Dr. Sargent recently gave his views 4
Exercise-how and when to take it
Hu began with a few remarks explan
tory of the waste and renewal of muse
lar tissue and its dependence upon til
amount of exertion both physical at
mental, to which the human frame
subjoected. The best result Is obtain(
from exercise when the body is In
state of perspiration, as then the bloc
is rushing more rapidly through ti
veins, the action of the heart is quioke
and the energy developed is more i:
tense. Care should be taken not to ni
too heavy dume-bells and weights as il
good which would otherwise be derive
is counterbalanced by the expenditui
of vital energy and the general cloggin
up of the system. Suppose a man wei
to hold his arm in a horizontal positio
ror fifteen minutes or half an how
gradually the action becomes tediou
imd painful, and sharp pains go shootin
through it. This is caused by tl
hecking of the circulation, and althoug
bhe effort made is ten times that of rah
ing a dumb-boll, still the tissue lost i
the first movemenit is not renewed, as j
la in the second, and consequently uc
jo much benefit is derived from it a
rrom the lattor. it is of prino impoi
bance to use weighta proportioned t4
mo's strength, neither too large nor to
imall, but of medium sizo.
Dr. Bargont said that the idea prova
cnt that the strongest mon como fron
he country is an orroneous one, us
dthough certain bones and muscles o
hoso accustomed to manual labor ar
arger and stronger, yet the develop
nent of the heart and lungs does no
orrespond, ond, therefore, the excess o
mergy in one direction is ofNet by th<
oss in another. Noither do the bes
)bysiquen come from the city, but ii
'oneral, from the large towns, where th4
dvantages of pure air, outdoor freedon
6nd the absence of severe manual labor
ro combined. In this connection hi
emarked that, for the college studen
i the present day to spend his summe:
,acation working on a farm during hay
ng and harvesting, and all the tim
ubjecting a body unaccustomed to thi
ort of work to a continued strain wa
- - ---o-- -s ma u,a,W
hough our forefathers may hav-i done i
'ith impunity, the physical powers o
he student of the present genoration d4
[ot compare wit h those of the student o
he former. In regard to the host tim4
or exerciso, Dr. Sargent said that ii
opended to a certain extent upon thi
ondition and requirement of a person
r for instance, one wits troubled witi
leoplessness, the proper timo was ii
he evening, but the hour of the da3
Phon the average parsoU caU boar exor
ise to advantage is about the middle ol
he forenoon, as then the vital energy it
t its height and work can be done, botl:
hysical and mental. The next besi
ime foi exercising is the afternoon fron
our to six, and the worst time of all th(
arly morning before breakfast. Th(
u9tom in the rural districts of risint
bout 4 A. m., and working several houri
iefore breakfast, especially when but t
ight supper is taken the night before,
i, in the doctor's opinion, simply bar
arena, as the body is in the very worsi
ondi.tion possible. D)uring his collogt
ourse lie was one of tihe members of
oat crew which, while in traiming, wai
censtomed to run six miles befori
ireakfast, aind the breaking up of the
onstitutions of two of the men was at
ributed to this barbarous feature e
Every traveller who returns now fron
fingara reports the ruthless defacing whicl
a being practiced en that superb picture
t has only to be continued a few years t<
,lmost utterly destroy the charm of tha
vonderful acenec. The beauty of the Am
'rican shore of the river is reported nov
,s almost entirely destroyed. The banka
vhlch overhang the rushing water wer<
nce softened by a lovely growth of shrub.
cry and friigted with the A merican wiki
[ns. These have been gradually remnoved
nd in their plaice arc ugly buildings am
ideous heaps ot refuse. The pretty islant
u the American rpis which used to bi
harming with its wild greenery lsanov
>ccu[pied by a noisy paper mill and thi
ulas of an older mill. In a few years th<
wner of this island and of Gloat islant
vill come of age and bo0th will then bi
01ld, probably to be occupied by extensivt
lils and shops and factories. Even the(
rand part ot tihe American rapids is al
oady marred by wing dams and( ie bar.
icrs, and a few years will see it uitterly'
potied. On the shore about tao tails. es
eciaiiy on the Americani side, everything
terribly vulgarized. Indian shops. lager
cer saloons, shows of every description,
arns, factories andi mills, with a multitude
*f petty annoyances to the traveller, begin
make the whole place unsightly anti dis
greeable. It is but a poor consolation te
aflect that this vandalism has reacted
gainst the show keepers of this place, antd
at th.e tide of travel to the wonderful
ills has fallen elf greatly within the last
An absurd superstition prevails that
ie bites of all (dogs should be either
ut out or cauterized, and the poor
nimal destroynd, It is not necessary
3 adopt either of these serious courses,
rovided the dog is healthy. In fact,
[icy are simpiy ridiculous, and tare cal.
ulated to p ouced p roundiess fear in
lie person bitten, Of course, in severe
ases erysipelas may supervene, but
r4th ordinary care, the wound being
leansed by a disinfecting lotion, nc
erious consequtences will follow. . In
11 oases, however, a doctor should be
It is stated, and on the very best
authority, that within the twelve years
that have passed since Dickens' death
e no less than 4,289,000 volumes of his
d works have been sold in England alone.
A long way the first on this astonishing
list stands "Pickwick," while "David
a Copperfield," the second, is almost
d equally far in front of "Dombey and
Le Son;" "Little Dorrit" has found nearly
r,as many readers as "Martin Ohuslewit,'?
while, with the exception of "Ejwin
Drood," "The Tale of Two Cities" and
ie "Great Expectations" take the lowest
d place. Nor has his popularity been
conflued to England or to English
speaking people. French, German and
g Italian, Russian and Swedish transla
tions of his works appeared during his
life-time; when lie was still but a young
man the pages of "Boz" were devoured,
wo have been told, with enthusiasm
g i ilesian villages, "Pickwick," it
is said, and on no less circum
I stantial authority was found equal,
when all else failed, to the task
a of soothing the sleepless nights of
t Mehomet Ali. Mr. Foster has pulblish
t od a story of a strange half human
recluse who had built his cell amid the
eternal snows of the Sierra Nevada, and
who found in "Pickwick" and in
",Nicholas Nickleby," the only inter
course with humanity that he desired.
- If it wore true, as has been said by one
who has certainly managed to refute
his own words; if it were true that pro
r sent popularity is the only safe presage
3 of future glory, what an eternity of
- glory Bhould await Dickens. And yet
present popularity,how vague,how brill
r iant and irresistible soevor It may be,
or what mannor of prologue it may
furnish to future glory, is quite anothtr
matter from that glory itself, from the
real definite glory, the one thing, as
M. Renan tells us, which his the best
chance of not being altogether vanity.
That posterity will regard Dickens as
he was regarded in his life-time, or even
i as we now regard him, is, of course,
- out of the question. "To the pubho,"
3 said Prof. Ward, in a lecture delivered
in Manchester in the year of Dickens'
dwri tl-. "tnQ -lA-1jnlin - i rn*
iwhen our critical conscience told us
that lie was astray in one of his favorite
directions, the severest censure we had
for him was that lie was growing 'more
like himself' than ever." That tho
critical conscience of posterity will have
far severer censure for Dickens thai
this one cannot doubt, nor indeed can
any one thoughtful for the fame
of Eiglish literature desire that it
should not. "No man." it has been
well said, "can trust himself to speak
of his own time and of his own contem
times and men gone by." Brought up,
is most of us have been, in the faith of
Diokens, whose earliesr laughter has
poraries with the same sureness of judA
mont and the same proportion as of
been stirred by Sam Waller and Dick
Swiveller and Mr. Micawber, whose
earliest tears have flowed for the sordid
wretchedness of David Copperfield's
forlorn childhood, or for Florence
Dombey toiling up the "great wide
vacant stairs," with her brother in her
arms and singing i'.s she goes-who
have stolen trembling after JTonaa Ohuz
zlewit through that awful wood, or
stared with face as pale as Pip himself
at that grim midnight visitor in the
lonely Temple chambers; to such it
must surely seem little short of profani
ty to consider too curiously the old
familiar pages, to stand afar off, con
templating with cold, impartial scrutiny
the old familiar figures, as tnough, like
Trabb's boy, we did not know them.
Billy Epply has just got back from
Chicago and tells a gry funny story.
He says that when the telegraph com
pany notified the bucket- shop proprie
tors that they could no longer have the
t Board of Trade quotations, nor the use
of the "ticker," except under the new
restrictions, one gay young proprietor
"I'll bet they, didn't take my ticker
out of my efhloel"
"What will you bet?" asked a broker
"Beth Why, I'll bet my soul against
a rotten apple," he replied.
"Good for you," said a dry old cuss
who was sitting by the stove. "I'm glad
to find a man who doesn't want the best
of it, all the time, but is willing to bet
on an even thing."
The roars that followed this sally
could be hoard for ten miles-by tele
Not to be Inilmidated.,
"Mrs. Langtry's husband is a queer
sort of a man," said Count Bozenta,
Mine. Mod)eska's husband, to a knot of
friends. "When I was last in London
they were tolling a strange story in the
clubs about him, whichi was very funny.
Langtry owns some property in Ireland "n
and it appears that his agent wrote him
saying that the tenants demanded lower
rents and had threatened to resort to
the shot-gun policy to secure them.- Mr.
Langtry seied pen and paper and wrote
as follows: 'Dear Sir: You may say to
my tenants that any throats to shoot you
will never intimidate me' Qiteer con
isolation for the agent, wasn't it?"