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The-tgoest frass;tbe sweetest flowers,grew
-Ant -Pony*s door,
The tfuest'af>ply,miles around, Aunt Polly's
'nvPll's-~coivs were sleel;. and fat, her
I~. 'chiels a wondrous size
WezSnfhb, the hired man, was-witty,
,zreat and wise.
mea togo wit b Jabe at night.with clinking
ils to' milk;
- es he'd let me feed the colts and
iab their coats of silk.
AiX-th4nooa that rose inAthose days, just
*s twne as large as-it is now-with twice
t .Polly '&a quaint old soul-a'busy
Mivna the honoy up'lor all, with never
thought of pay.
How many dawns we watched the sun, up
risin- in the east.
Shaie ont its baralers o'er the hills and drive
-away the mit
EiB Annie Har
Clarissa Kenip-late, very late
Clarissa Collins-carried each pot to
the back door.and i,nserted it briskly.
Te litte heayr high and ua
stable. There. were a good many pots,'
andLt:wss juitke a .istance from the
sittingi'r'om wino%to tie back door.
Clarissa was tired when the stained
green-painted shelves were emptied
and.all the litter swept up.
"Thiee" slhe breathe: with a little
gasp of relief, sinking into a rocker,.
"I'm thankful that job's done withl
It's been staring at me ever since I
Clarissa invrviably spoke of the day,
-w eeWks ago, when she 'ud Jonas
drove from the minister's into the
little triin side-yard, as "when I.
came." Since that day there had been
a good ii ny reforms at the Kemp
place. The heap of discarded gerani
ums and fuchsias was only one of
"I can't and I won't abide a mess
of plaits round, littering! There's
-enoUghjgoodness knows, that's got
to litter without putting up with what
ain't got to. You've got to water 'em,
and you've got to patter with 'em
and coddle 'em, an' there's always a
;mussy,-wct place under 'em'and sprigs
and dry leaves. I can't abide 'em if
other fuks can. Those that like 'em
are perfectly welcome-I don't."
Clarissa rouked backward and for
- ward in the canpa:ious, calico-softeued
chair, communing aloud. Her come
ly, middle;aged face had a look of re
lie! urzon it. Once only a slight shade
of remorse quivered across it and was
"He'd ought to know I'd do it,"
she muttered, "and he onght to have
got his mind made up by this time.
I've given him time enough-ever
since I came. I told him,ten minutes
after, that I couldn't fe'lowship with
a mess of ilants. I guess that was
good an:1 ktir warning!"
T.he rockers took to sudden creaking
as if pleading in Jonas' behalf. In
the sn'ny windows the green shelves
loo!e'd bar e and lonesome. There
were little round circles, smaller and
large.r,side by side along their lengths,
wh.ere tim pots had stcod. The big
gest c rcle "of all spoke pathetiedly of
Jons' pet cactns that boro the dainty
*'qink- Alowers amnong i:s spines-that
"Ahviiy" had set store by. Alwilda
was the wife that hal driven from the
,-mi3iste:'s- into the trim yard first.
~vcn Jonas wvas hardly -fonder of
plants than A'.wilda had been.
"There's sonie sense to hiavin.g
ind.Ws to sit by that youest se4'oi
of," mused Clarissa contentedly, gaz-1
ing~ out on the strip) of mneandering1
roadway stretc-hi-ng ble:akiy away n'pi
bi!l. "N~ow I can see the -people.
passing--there's Deacon Pottlhcon-.
'in; a'reaay! I can tell it's the deacon~
by the wtay -the horse 'wags his headl
and mee::hes along d:>wn the hill.
Seems to rue I'd have a creature. with.
-ik' of spirit to hi.- Why,no;
.t Witli 'sucden accession of neonu
n,C!adss-a Kemp snatched a rnig
and harrined to the back door. Jonats
and the old horse were turning.igth
the hua Ehe 'ednla hear the piond:
peund.Iof clamsy -hoofs -on the har~d
elay. She threw the, rug over the
heap of b>rokei p' lants and waited td
pni! down o-ne corner across the tiers
of interlocked ea:.then .pots beside it.
"I don't want it to come on him all in
a heap," she murmured. "JTonas has
to have time to get u-ed t othings. He
ain't a sudden man, Jonas ain't. I've
foumnd that out si.nce I came."
Then she hurried back to the rock
* ing chair by the window. Jonas was
jnst f-lod diog past.
"Why, ain't you early, Jonas?"
Claries called, a hittle breathiess with
hu-rying. "It's only 3 o'clock. I
wasn't lo4oking for you back 'till sup
"Tee. I am early-whoa, bad,DJen
ni.w o- -bat the town meetiog
rs ec..W.e got through-or. doings
sc:mr' we expected to. They ap
pom L me moderator."
Jo'nas' voice had a ring of- modest
piain it. Clarissa laughed appre
"Is;uisay' you'd moderate spi4n
-didly,Jonas,"she said, "bat I shoumldn't
've aposed yeai'd 'ye moderated so
-Teold horse started up and'went
staidiy on toward the barn, with the
trili of Clarissa's laughter in his wake.
"Claris;y's a real hutnorons
-wornan," ondered Jonas; "she's g.ot
all! of it that Alwildy didn't have.
Whea, back, Dennis!" .s
If.lonais noticed the unwieldy .heap
-under Clarissa's rug: on his way back
to the house he said nothing about
it, It was not Jonas Kemp's way to
Gold-winged arrows pierced the gloom of
valley, wood and nook,
Bright fleeks of crimson rode the clouds and
tumbled in the brook,
Gave back with cheer the. apple's hue, the
pumpkin's. and the squasb.
Tili dear Aunt Polly would exclaim, "What
a perfect da7 to wash!"
What steam of incense then would rise from
dear Aunt Polly's tub!
For sun and sky her heart gave praise with
each all-eleansing rub;
No skylark's note, no poet's song, more
pradseful than the tune
She humoed the while her linen white upon
the grass lay strewfi.
Aunt Polly. faithful, gentle, entered long
since to reward:
Her kind old. face han slept for years be
necith the churenyard s\vard':
For her has dawned another-day, more per
feet. brij--ht and glad -
Than when sho rubbed the snowy clothes,
while I s'ood by-a lad.
th Keeley Stokely, in Youth's Companion.
OF JONAS KEMP I
room the bared shelves and the- nn
wonted inflow of sunshine aer, is them
appealed dumbly to him, and Joais
answered as dumbly. His -seamed
ol fa-e turned doggedly away ironm
the-,indows, and the pain on it was
only'isible to the faint, iweet face
or Alwilda lookitig out of the dagner
retype on the -*all. Clarissa's keen
eyes'did not see it.
Twenty years diried Jonas and
i Clarissa Kemp, and Cla-issa xas not
young. Sue had tailored a-id stitched
away all her young years ia her small
vils-e shop before she came. It had
been Aseyen days' wonder toClarissa's
friends and twice flirice that to
Clarissa herself, that she . had locked
her shop djor and gone to the minis
to 's with Jonas Kemp.
After supper that night Jonas did
his chores and took (Iowa his pipe.
Clarissa permitteC no smoking ia
doors-pipes * were even worse than a
mess o' littering plants. - You could
abide the smell of flower,but tobacco
--fangh! So Jonas had his evening
smoke under the stars, or, rainy
nights, sitting on th, saw-horse in
the woodshed. Alwilda had "liked"
the smell of his pipe. Heaven forgive
tl -ge-tle little prevarication!
When Jonas went in again at early'
bedtime the heap of pots and braise.
plants was cleared ieatly away, and
Jonas had the rug, well shaken,under
his a- m. He spread it with precise
pains,aking in exactly its place on the
sitting room floor.
"I found it out by the back door,
Claris.y," he said ,eiltly.
"Umn-i-n," mumbled Clarissa,a lit
tle taken aback. And that was all
that was ever said about the plants.
After that, if Clarissa had not been
occupied continually with keeping the.
house "unlitte-e " and.nost spotless:
ly prim, she would have taken notice
that Jonas stayed a good deal-soMe
where-oat-of-doors. -He- spent rare
mninaites only in his old place besids
the sitting room window. And paiss-1
ers-by-if there hladl been-any passer-s
by--on the grassy cross road. that rau
past the old, unpainted-'-Ke-4 batrn
would have looked cnriously at the
big barn windiws. There wvere two
of the n, and both were a-b'oom with
red ger-aniunms and gay with purple
and cr-imsoni inchsias. Ronigii deal.
shelv.es stretdhel behind the. cob
webbed panes, and1 every.,.one .was
B3ut passe-s-h~y were few, and Clar-issoa
never pased by. lier way, when shP
went abr-oadi, was by 'the wider ma~in
road that i-an -uphill-:id down again
to town. Clariska n'ever went to -the
'barn.- Jonas Eetup and the cows, the
great barn eatt and Dennis *vers the
only ones that~saw the r-et geraniams
blo-oming bravely in the barn win
dows-nunless, w-ho can tell?-nnless
Alwida sawv them.
.Another thing Cla-issa might have
notieed wvas how long t he old pioe lay
unto:iched on . the kitchen mantel:
Jonau went out to his ev-eninz smnoke
night after night-without it.! If .it
ha l' been his way to say things he
inight have said that when one's flants
hav-e- been destroyed ruthlessly one
mast replace them somehow even if
one -mnst btig thena with the tobacco
one misses filling the old. pipe with.
And that wonld- have explaine-1 the
-times-of late that Jonas had driven
alone. to the little city down the river
and comne backi past Clariss'a's win
dow and Clarissa's 'curions eyes, with
a queer,hnrapy loa l "in behind."
"Humph! Now I wonder what
Jonas 's got all tucked up in behi,"
Ciar-issa would mnuse,eyeing susp)icions
ly the humps. 4"Tin't grain an'
tisn't critter s--live ones anyway. And
he couldn't 've got 'em if they were
alive, note-without my knowing where
the money habd gone~ to."
But Cla- isa'h.ad .not put her cn
on~flth on-igts into que-stions, and the
tie of l.eingcurious and the kuobby-.
do ered kaas '.'n behind". Jonas. bad
g one by together. She was very busy
.'H the latesn:gmer. aud early fall sew
ingin rag o- her gay new carpet tha,
wa-s to t-ansiure the dull little cor
ner barlor where nobody went an d
nobody wainted to go.
One afternoon, as she sewed, she
hear-d Jonas' plodding feet tap slow ly
up.the wa!Rt and -Jonas' heavy breat:h
keeping 'ti:me to the taps. What in
land of goodness was Jonas coming.in
thatt time a' day for? It was so n
nsnal that Clarissa let the strip, of r-ed
and yellow -ags slide out of her lap
and curli like a br-illiant serpent at her
feet. Jonas "caine ir.-" so seid&m,
lately.except to his meals. She bard
lv sa~w his uiliing old facee from
morning to nighit,.Ior~she had formed
the habit of setting his dinner out on
the m:eal ehest in the- porch and Itt
tjneh eat it alone. Her own- dinair
it saved such a pile of littr and mess
Jonas plodded in. He looked bent
"You aren't sick, are you, Jonas?"
Clarissa asked a little anxionsly.
"Oh, no-no, I guess I ain't sick,
Clarissy. I guess not," answered
Jonas, dully. He crossed to the
mantel and took down his pipe and
blew the dust from it. A little glint
of eagerness crept into his eyes-it
was so much like shaking hands with
an old friend again,
"Where afe you going to? ?
"Jest for alittle smoke, Clarizsy
jest for a little smoke."
"Land of goodness--at two o'clock in
the afternoon! Jonas Ke.np,you area't
lo.iog your faculties, I hope!"
Jonas peered up at the o!d clock
above him And then at the afternoon
sun riding across the hecaveus. He
looked dazed. The pipe slipped
through his fingers unnoticId and lay
in two pieces on the bare' tioor.
'. guess I got mixed .np Claris;y;
I thought-ttwas ufter s bper,' he ex
plained with an apologetic atfempt at
langhing. "I guess I'll go out and
wait a spell, till 'tisf."
But at supper time Jonas did not
appear. Half-past five, six, half-past
six-still no Jonas. At quarter of
sev'ef Clarissa was frigLte ied. Dim
foebodings tugged!it I er ireart-strings
till they vibrated d,isgally.
"I'll go hunt Jonast up," she said
bri-kly, shutting her ears to the sound.
"It's just as likely as not he's fa.len
sound asleep somewhere. He's get
ting real old, Jonas is."
6he -went through the.porch and
carriage house and then with Quick
ened stel;s- up to the -barn. It was a
new trip, up.over the stony path, for
Clarissa, and tihestones hart her ieet.
"For the-land-of goo ineis' sake!"
she crie I slijilly at the barn door.
The fvbwers ii' the windows-row on
row of ."them-danced diLzily before
her efs. In Clarissa Remp's and
Clarissa Collins' life she had never
been so astonished.
One of the windows was raised a
little, and the b ee:e crept in and set
all tne bright flowers nodding, friend
ly-wise, at her.
Row on row, shelf on shelf-for the
land of goo uess' sake! Bit how cozy
and homelike they looke.l How
pleasant the weathered old barn
Then larissa went in. As long as
she li,ed-and the Coll.inses came of
a long-livd race -she never forgot
the things she saw that afternoon in
Jonas Kemp's barn. The strip of c.r
pet by one of the windows.the broken
chairs set about Alwildy's mother's
spinning wheel, the light of the sun
through the. geranium Teaves and,din
ly, on the haymows behind and ou all
the cobwebs and co.bwebs-and Joras
there, asleep. ' Clai:i.ssa saw them all.
She :aw them over ara- ovei again till
"JonasI"-she called softly, after a
minute.or two. "Jonas, it's supper
She weat up to him and prod-Ied his
shoulder with her thimn.led finger
Clarissa:. -iearly always wore her
himbe, to.have it "handy.".
Sh-e.tilted his drooling old face
towaid her and the lgght. It was
tw~isted an rwhite.
"Oh, he's got a stroke-Jonias!
ona! he's gut'a stroke!" .Clarissa
Jonas opened his eyes andilooke:l
t her .in an unacquaint.d,- troabled
."ft's pleasant--out heie," he' mur
:ured thick y. 'fThe plats-dou't
take 'em ; away!"
"Jonaa, dea -Jong.s - yu must get
ight up. and .ad:nexu ao t ae h an,e with
me-me, Clarissygd onas. ]Don V you
"Iknow somuebody Aliildy,"
uimured Jonas, trin; t.. 'rnile with
is twistled' liK One arue ha'u..limp
e'sid4 hiim,and he touchled it curious
y with his othe- liand.
"'.it.doe~ snt-be~lou t me, he sarid.
After a little whie hiri ?0111eI
qpite c'.ear again, andl the.he pleadd
to stay with his uiowers.
'Col>ndn't I ley in b. dcat here, Ca
isy?" he as.ted t.iuniy. "Jest- till I
eel better Tie larnts.'ll muiss inie
a' I'like:&it ont Ii:re-I like it out
ere'-We'it out ne'e.
Agaiti and again he munibled it
The tuno Claisa heart-trings
were wailin-g almos-t bro(ke her he ir-.
- She got help at a' neig~hbor' ~, anid
tey took Jonafhioune.~ ke wias doz
ing all the.. ay; TIt.s apn;iinostaliday
ater when Jonas fully aw~oke.
"Ain't it p pea ant. ont h'ere -in
he barn, Cariey:" he .whiperel,
appilj~. ".[ like it out here-don't
"Yes," Clarissa said brightly. "I
ike it 'out here,' Jona'."
The green-paiunted shelvies had back
their old tenants rand new tenants,
row upon row. The wvindoesopp. osite
Jonas' bed were fu~il of gei-anino anid
gay purple and red iuchsia's, andt the
actus was there that Aiwi dar had
loved. Her mother's spinning wheel
stood on a strip of carpeting near
Jonas. How'pleasant it looked "out
theie!" How the sunshine itat ed
though the geranium leaves and made
daning traceries on the wall. A sprig
of the sun leaves lay adr'oss Clarissa's
face, and 'Jonas smiled at it likena
"Clarissy," he whispered eager-ly,
"can't we stay out here always? .1
like it out here"
Clarissa's eye; feiL.;aon a tiny litter
of dry leaves under isiiidow.
"Yes, Jonas," slie smniled, "yes
we'll stay 'out here; aJ.w'eys.- ,I like -it,
The Quafity dftT.e .Water.
1octor-Can yvou.ge1pare water at'
your -boarding housa?
Ptient-Not always. I fr'eqnutly
:etct' just a fiavor of e in it.--~
Ten Little Servants.
T,n litt!e servants Johnny has,
That krnow but to obey.
Ari to his s.ivite-t beek *ad call
'hey never answer nav'
An.d never Prguv or reply.
Nor vexing questions ach,
But with a good and hearty will
Do their appointed task.
Of dirrorent size and diffex:at strength,
Yet willing all had true.
And -Ilad to give each oth.or aid
In everything they do.
Five on his right, five on his left,
And vaeh one has his pujr,
Wnaieh mateh s him in size aad form
Exactly to a hair!
In orery duty of the day
Each noWy btars bis prirt.
At school or home, no matter where,
In lahor or in art.
And Johnny never soeaks his wish,
He onlV netas to think,
And straight these servants do his will,
As quick as you could wink!
Ani should thrse busy brothers work
A sinute deed of sbrne,
'Not theirs the fault-yon may be sure
That Johnny is to blanie; .
And so are you in the samte case,
All children and all men
Fr vho ha, flngrs stront-and well
Can count his servants ten!
The Camel's Revenge.
Th.e cimel is stupid save when
angry, and then see'us to become sand
denly possessed with an intelligence
almost preternatural- in carrying out
its vengeful 'designs. Palgrave re
lates the following stcry of a camel's
revenge,which serves to illustrate this
A lad of fourteen had conducted a
large camel, laden' with wool, from
one village to another,;.t a half hour's
distance. As the animal loitered, or
turned ont of its way, its condietor
strnek it rerentedly, and harder than
it sceieml to have thought he had a
right to do. But not flAning the oc
easion favorable for iaking immediate
qiits,' it "bode its time."
That'time was not long in coming.
A few liays later the same lad had to
r-c,nduct the beast, but unladen, to
his own vii tge. When they were
al)o,,t hAlf way on the road, a 'd at
,ome distance from any habitation,
the camel sud lenly stopped, looked
deliberately ron id in every direction.
to nssure itself that no one was within
i an., fin Ting. the road far and
neir clea" cf pia-sers-hy, made a step
forward.,seized the unlucky boys head
in its monstrons mo-th -and, lifting
-bi:n un in the air, fang' him down
azaia on the earth with the upper part
of his skii -com tpe tor& ff an&_
his brains scattered on the ground.
Having thus satisfied its revenge,
the brute quiell resumed its 7aee to
ward the village as though 'nothing
were the matter, till some men, who
had observed the whole, though un
fortnrately at too great a distance to
be able to afford timely help, came up
and killed it.-St. Paul's.
A Leeson In Cantentmesnt.
Long, long aan a robin and butter
By talked over their troubles one day.
"How much nicer it wonld be to
li"e in a house as men do!" said the
Miss Butterfly was quick-witted.
"Why not go to live in that house
now? The window's open." And
she iesy in at once. The robin was
mnore cautious. He alighted on the
wiud>w sill and peeked around. "I
do,'t see any place for a nest."
"Pshaw! Von don't need a nest in
a hrnise," said his gay little friend.
So Master Ruhn flew in and ierched
on the first thing hefo'nnd, which was
a baok: but he 10 ked homesick. Miss
Ent'erfly fiuttered to a guill pen and
made bue?ere it was a flowe-.
Pretty soon ihe-e were sonnas, and
robi, li.teni as hari as he conld.
"Oh, -pama! ' a chi'a's voice said.
"r onk there! Whbat a bean,tiful
1Uiterfly for your collection! Ani,
p l)-, nia'n't I have the bird in a
ae? I'd like a robin with my
A man's voice answered low: "Pnn
aound outside, then, deary,an1 close
the window softly 80 they can't get
Master Pobin's brains were wide
awke now. He spoke quickly,
"Th'it mar.'s an en-ento-well, I
ca't say it; bnt he's cra?y on insects
and he'll stick a p-in thro,gh you, my
la y. And that girl thinks she'll put
me in a case! I guess not! Let's
Ont they flew, just as the little
maid's hand tonched 'he sash. They
heard her cry of disa pointment, as
they dashed by her.
"Oh, papa! they just went out like
a flash and they're both gone!"
But Maeter Robin and Miss Butter
fly langhed heartily to he ont again in
the free air~. The black c!ond was
gwe and the warm spring sun was
shiing on the garden beds of crocus
and hyacinth. How beautiful it waa
ot of doors! Living in a house was
not to be compared to it.
"Bet ter be content where our Maker
meant us to live," said Miss Butter
fi. A wise afterthought of the
highty-tighty little creature!-Sun
When Spain Cia-mn'd Illinois.
The boys and girls may be interested
to learn how neatly a claim of Spanish
cnoue4t over what is now Illinois
ud'a]ioining states was met at Paris
by; the American peace delegates 105
years agc. Here is the story:
'When Great Britain and the thir
ten tn1ies er disenssing the pre
lmiaries ofthe treaty of Paris and
Vrsiles in 1783 Spain surprised the1
c. ei aners of both by presenting a
ei n o heowner4hip of the '"Imlni
under the direction of Patrick Henry,
governor of Virginia. This territory
had been transier!el, in 1777, from
British to Amei ican rule by the dash
ing conqnest of Col. George Rcgers
Clarke; but the wily Spauia! ds al
leged a later conquest. In snpport
of their claim the Spanish diplo:xats
urged the followin- incideat from the
history of the year 171:
Don Eugenio Pourre, a Spanish
captain. with a force o* 2;5 Spaniards,
Frauco-Americans and Iudians, gath
ered from St. Lonis, then the capi al
of New:Spain, and from C.hokla,near
by, mia.4araid across. wbat is W)w
*he stat 6f Illinoi. rountum
Lake Michigan, capture- Port~t
Toseph, an ol( French fortification
which had degenerated into a British
trading post. The Spanish fag was
raised over St. Joe's log fort, so ne
guns were fired in honor of "his most
catholic maf:etv" and then Don En
genio and his band, loaded with fin-s
and skins, hurried southward, to give
no further ihonght to their "con
quest." But two years later the
Spaniards of Madrid betbon-ht them
selves of ti1e incident and warmly
snpported by France, based upon it a
claim to the "Illinois country."
The Anerican commissioners, led
by Benjainii Franklii antl John Jay,
admitted the facts of the raid, but
denied the claim of conquest since
there had been no permanent ocnpa
tion-an al-olute re :nirement of con
qnest. This reaouinq not I roving
effective, the Ame i-nns then resorted
to geogral,hy. E,en if the Spanish
claim were just-which they were
careful not to allow -they showed by
a map which could not be quesrioned
that the alleged conque,t could have
no bearing upon the terri'ory in de
mand], as St. Joseph was not, and
never had been, a yart of the .1.iuois
Li,en1!nu.Not a Gluntten.
E. H. House is writing a series of
papers for St. 'Nicholas on "Bright)
Sides of History." The anthorsays:
One of the Greek bisto: ians sai
that the regular price of a meal at a
Roman hotel was about. ove quarter
of a cent. That was a little before the
time of the emperors; but we know
that in Tra-au's reign,two cents a day
were considered amdle for the snport
aud edneation of a boy. On this basis,
at a rough cal-nlation,the money paid
for Calignia's supper might have snp
1.ied a dinner fo: one hundred and
fifty mil;ions of people, if so many
con!d have been brought togeiher.
"I call it wickedness," said Amy,
"That was the ol inion of quite a
umber, even then, my dear. Lunl
Ins was often taken to task for his
rredi ty. and sever:l year.s laer,
a great w,riter nared Javenai spoke
his mind freely enough on the sub
ject. He gave dinner., too; but from
one of his bills of fa:-e, drawn up with
his own hand,, we can find what be
considered ample for himself anct
friend. His principal dish was a young
kid, after which he offcred !hickens,
now-laid ezgs and vegetables; and for
esert, grapes, ears and aplAes."
"He was no glutton," said Percy
"No; nor was Lucullus,in the lowest
sense, though lhe seemed determined
o make himself out worse than he
ealy was. H~e always pretended that
e gave his huge bau nets for a purely
etish purpo-e. He invited a party
f Greek travelers so ofteu,and at such
eckless expense, that th!ey finally
rotested and decla-ed themselves un
illing to accept any more; but he told
hem they shonld not set it all down
o their acecount, fo"-, though a part of
be display was for their sake, more of
t was f&r his own.
"Don't you think," asked Percy,
"that he said that in kindaes?, to
~nake them feel at ease?"
"I like to think it, and a-n glal
when other pe sons do the same; for
have a fondness for Lucallus, in
pite of his faults, as you will have
hen you come to know all abont him.
[hre is no reason for classing hin
ith the vn!gar gormandirers of his
ige, li!;e Titellins of Comn nodus, or, I
nay say, the majority of thle enperors,
nost of whom ioo:k more leasulre i: 1
nanaging kiichens than in ruling''
ingdoms. Domni iau, the last of the i
welve Casars, considered problems|
f cookery so far above quiestions of'
state that on one ocencion he called .
he Poman senate together to consult 1
ith him as to how atirbot should he
reared for the table. He looked i
pon the Senator Montanus as a 2
rniacle of wislo I', for no better rea
son, aipparently, than that this cnlti
rated epicnre could tell, by the first
ijte he gave an oyster, whether it
~ame from 'Englanrl or froms the Medi
erranean. It is .Juvenal, again, who
bells us of the delicate taste for which
dontaus was renowned. I think,
lowever, that the faculty of distin
iishing British oysters does not
ount for mneh. A good umny Amer
[cans could do that quic-kly enon 4n
With their eyes shut; thongh not, per- a
aps, if the oysters had sugar on the n,a
r-hich was one of the ways they weree
laten in ancient Rome." e
A fleaniar Pol.ye'ot. 13
A gentlemnan in a rural district I
~rew down upon his head a storm of,
averse critiim by marrying a see
d wife shortly after the demise of 3
his first. Two of those good ladies 1
ho lock generally upon the sur face of
things and who are ever ready with:
~ondenation. were disenssing the (
isgraceful affair. I
"Why, my dear, there's his poor!
ife hardly cold in her grave and haJ i
oes and marries another",
"Dreadfui !" dec-lared: the other. "I j 1
never heard of such a ting"
'"I should thik not.-ind1teed. went I
mf nuomber one, angri:vy. " 'arryind
rie after wife th n-v;i- - +h man -'
regular plyglt?-- Goul Maga.jt
IFOR WORYllS BENEFIT@
,Prnn Will Whiten the Hands.
For the hands that have become
tanned or sunbnt, just before going
to b.d bathe the.n in waria water so
that all tne s<apy w.,.er has diFap
peared, and then dabble them with
lemon.jnice. ]f your skin is very sen
sitive dilate the lemon juice,but wheu
it is applied a:low it to dry on the
hands. Sleep in gloves, and after the
third night's care your hands will be
as fair a id soft as the hands of any
one of hihakespeare's heroines.-La
dies' Home Journal.
Woman' Position in TrdIa.
Ilindn women in ancient India en
joyed a state of complete independ
ence and perfect liberty. They were
highly respected- and enconra.ed to
pursue the life they dee.ned best.
They were nt evea co.npelled to
arry. There a -e eviden.es that
women cultivated lite-atnre a id phil
osophy, and in the 'ambler walks of
ii-, wives walked side by side with
their husbandi and male relatves in
agricultural pursni s. Even to this
day the women a-ricultn-ists of India
enj,oy g-e.tter fre3dom than their sex
in urban countries. Altogether, in
ancient times tle position of women
in India was suparior to that of her
sex in probably any other part of the
world, even in learned Greece or
Frenh Feminine Fencers.
Ame-ic.m women have never taken
ap feicing with the enthusiasm shown
b)y English and French women, and
femiuiae dueli<ts in our country will
cloubtless continue to choose tongues
s weapons; but thera have been wild
rumnors that feminine skill with the
oils, in France, would lead to a re
vival of the times of the regency, when
bona fide duel.i between women were
no uncommon occarieuce.
Only a few weeks.ago two fair Pari
5ilins. not averse to notoriety, ar
ranged.,a meeting, but friends per
4ae.1 them to settle the quarrel and
!all the anel.off, much to the reg-et
Af scanda! lovers;_ Many French wom
3n are exI:ert fe ice'r.,and in London
tbe f.id has been eacau;aged by the
;welle-t set. A really s%v.ger femi
iine duel wonld be a new se tion in
ociety. It woul.1 be romaut ,
ecoming, for nothing shows off th
5gure as good as fe icing. Then the
)o-ibiities in dueling costumes are
nost enticing. By all means, let us
T1h3 resilts need be no more sen
ms than in modern "honorable en
bn+l," het wea Frc:ch deputies;
ind' the affirs 'would 'be chic and
>i_-tures.ue in the eNtreme. Bat in
he feminine dael the aulience must
iot be li.ited to seconds and physi
:ians. One should make a social
unction of it and relieve the tedium
)f afterno.n teas and receptions.
gew York Sun.
The Ent;is~h WYomai'a Shoes.
We have beard so mnh-and have
eard it so long-about the stout amid
tensible shoes that English women
ear that we have come to almost
,i ik that the English woman's rosy
:heek and splendid health are due
done to the shoes she wears. At any
ate we have been considering stout
hoes for a long time, and last winter
nany a woman wore shoes made on
he same last as boys' shoes. This
all1 for boys' shoes for wvomen set
healers to thinkiig and manufacturers
to aking, and the result is that the
~ho-s are showing shoes esa :tly like
hose made for men. No more wet
eet and no more abominable rub
)ers, unless it is terribly rainy. The
iew walking shoes for women co'ne up
io higher than those worn by men
tot five inches-anmd are made of the
nae grade4 of leather. A man's shoe
s madle to allow the foot to lie flat
td rest as easily as possible. The
rdinary woman's shce permits the
ipper to st: etch ov er the s31e and
iter a short wearing the shoe is out
f shape. According to a reliable
lealer "it is three to four years since
mr first orders for men's shoes for
voen made individnally began to
~ome in. This spring, however, the
lemand became so common that we de
ermined to order a line. This win
er the oil grain, different qualities of
alf and horsehide shoes of man's
nake, hut in proper sizes, are as
~vailabie for our women as our men
onsumers. The high shoes won't be
ltere1 an iota in shape, either. They
all come upnuo higher on the ankle
han the men's snoes do, being only
ive inches high, against seven or
even and a half inches that is the
sal height for a woman's boot."
Sports Healthfat for Women.
Just as there are periodical protests
gainst th.e atten..ion paid to athleties
t schools, so people are found to take
sception to the extent to which womn
n indulge in sport. The real fault
o be found is more with the woman
terself than with her love for sport,
f she can hunt, shoot, elimb moun
ains and do various other things
hich, as a rule, women did not affect
ears ago, without aequiring a slangy
one, it is dirlicult to understand why
~omen who live ia the country shonld
ot avail themselves of the enjoyment
f country pursuits, just as they mirc
a the social functions of the London
eason. A healthy, active woman liv
ag in a honse, the stab!.es of which
re well tenanted, and to which shoot
ag is an aIljunet, would not urea
omably feel dull on b. ing left alone~
ud having to confine herself to a con
tittional on foot or am quiet ride
long the roa-is; bat as the.re is a li uit
the pro ninence given to athletics,
na pssibly to nor. by maen there
is a point beond which it is expedient
that women should not go in the di
rection of sport.
In the alte. e 1 state of things, how
ever, there is no particular necessity
to run counter to the times. It must
be abont 40 years since fonr young
ladies living near Chiswick we:-e ae
cnstomed to disport themselves il a
four-oared boa , with a small brother
to act as coxswain, and this si up:e
a:uusement was considered exceeding
ly f:ist at that time; now ladies ta.ce
part in regattas, steer racing sailing
boats, and, as in Miss Leale's cas -,
compete at Bi4ey, all of which de
l'artnres would have shozked their
great-grandmothers. St.l thesp31ting
wo nan i; no latt r-d.ty cr- ation. In
numerable instances c u!d be given of
women hunting, hawking and -hoot
inz with crosshows long enongh ago,
while Mrs. Thornton was n,t above
making her app.-arance on th3 turf as
a rider. The racing woman, however,
is admired by but a few, and we are
g-ad to see that neith-r Lady Greville
nor Miss Slaughter admit ed any rac
ing into their books. : For va ions
papers and magazines, sund y la lies
have been interviewed and w i:ten
ab,ut, their portraits being givet at
the same time. This, no do.ibt,
gratifies personal vanity, but it is a
crious coincid.nce that these notices
are almost eclusively confined to
hunting, driing and golling ladies,
while archery, one of the most e i cy
able and pre-eminently feminine
amnsements, is seldom n.>iced, and
seldom does a wo.nan's port:ait ap
rear because she is. an archer. Up
to a certain point one need not he
averse to women joini ig in sport; it
tends to give them health, to improve
their physique, and goes a long way
'oward discouraging tight lacing and
high heels.-London Field.
Victor!a's Limited Powerx.
The Queen has no power over tava
tion and could uot c:-eate any new of
lice with fees attached to it.
The Queen cannot exclude a mem
ber from Parliament after he his been
dluly electe-, nor can she delegate the
duty of signing laws to any one.
Though her ma-esty may pardin a
murderer she is debarred by an -act
passed in the reign of George III from
extending royal clemency to Sabbath
Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
and Empress of India though she be,
Victoria cannot increase th a pay of her
own foot nan, unless she does so out
-,,her private funds.
T%e Queen conld sell or give away
the r I navy, or de:lare war with
Russa, It she conld not spend a sin
glo farthiaof public money without
the causent Parliament.
.The Qneen canW---eoni3nuicate*ivitl.',
her sub,ects as cafhe most'
of her servants, nor ca.se receive
resents from her people save thr7goiW
oicers of s ate or friends personally
known to her -majesty.
Though her d6c-sion is absolute after
a prisoner has been sentenced 'she
c3uld not inte fere with the course of
justice before the sentence has been
aised. Neither can she interfare ii'
acase of private as opposed to public
Her majesty is subject to the. laws
hat she signs,and cannot issue a prs
amation c3ntl ary to law. If, for in
tance, it were the law of Eug'and
hat no train should trav-el at a rate
eceeding 50 mni!es an honr.the Queen
old not issue a prorlamiation exe'.pt
ng a certain train from the operation
f the law.
Th.angh the Queen coul 1 recall any
subject from abroad, shte cannot czm
pel a sub-ect to leave Great Brit.Ain.
his disability d3es not cease to oper
te even in time of war, aud, thou-:h
t such a time the Queen coald call
pon every able man to take up a-ms,
she conid not force a sin (le civilian to
eave the country, even to carry on a
The Queen is the only person who
annot a>rest a susi.eeted felon. Yo
.tion can be taken against her for
>reaking the law, and, therefore, she
s precluded from making an ar; est,
as, supposiag the suspected prisoner
were innocent, no action for false i-n
risonmient could be taken aga ns ther
ajesty. The law, in leed, assumes
hat the Queen can do no wrong.
Cherry red taff.ta is tlie latest thin.g
for pett.coats, and if you woald ba
qite up to date have corsets to
A short jacket of fawn colored cloth
ith a satin finish has a heavy broad
olar and lapels or Alaska sabl,L~
ink, or some dark fur and is most
Little col'ars of fur are m'tde sailor
hape,ron,and are faste-ie 1 in front
vith velvet iied in a sailor knot: chin
hilla far, with blue velvet, miakesi a
Fancy ;uuffs of velvet to match the
hat are displayed very temptingly
mong the extravagant novelt ies. They
are flat in effect and m ade with a
ouble ruffle at each end, but large in
One of the latest novelties in millin
ery is colored grebe. Pretty togn.es
are made of pale blue or pink greb~e
end said to he wonderfully beco ning.
oues of white caracul are another
A handsome chinchilla collar has a
straight round cape of blue veint,
mbroidered -s th cut steel,for a fou.i-I
dation, while the chinchilla falls over
it in points, thie standing collar being
of the fnr.
Ladies' tailors have taken veryv
readily to the new skirts that are
sheath shaped on the front and sides. -
and made with underfolding fulness at
the back, where they as a rule are
made to fasten invisibly beneatha
decorative simunlat d fas einin-i .f ti e
silk c,2rd lacel ove.r tiny su2 ta.: