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tisintsfsaud the .OOelantats--.l Chase.s
'foar the:Ri pbite.
Waa it only an ingentou..adverttAemtint?
onalderingithat. Mr. Painoas T._Barnum, of
'Teznectient, has been known for fitty years
er-morq as the Priuco of Uumbugs, he proba.
bly,had an eye to busiuaos in allowing i t to
be annonced-t,hat;he had sudderily died. It
gaye opportuutty, at. all events, for,norre t
ing.the tsbtaateent,.and. kept the.n amaof
the'Veteranshowman before the pubit.
JIiaraunm has been. wonderfully suces'iI
and has never-pretended to arge th tho
!oitune:whiol attended him was due to auy
crnmarlable talent on hiepart .Iu the blog
raphy which he published "beforetle war,"
and which was adorned witti an-olab' rato
drawing ofthe palatlai-homnewhloh ha called
"lranistan," be expored frankly his mothols
'of working, and, if there was any humrbur i a
It all, it was simply because the pub'io
'tere unwilling to believe hitm when he told
I heard 'Barnum lecture in London
'more than twenty-five -years ago, and re
,rpembter to this day one of .the aphoriams
,With, whicti his lecture was adorned. :.d
'vertielng as an art was then In its in.
fancy and. 3arnum exhibited to the audf
4ence, as a-npecImen of Amerlean advertiniog,
a broad s)eot of the Now York Berafd, the
.Whole of which -was.taken by a single ad ver
4ser, who -blocked out the .page like a
ehecker-board, and filled the alternate
squares with the single line, repeated over
and over again, 'Road the Now York
Dredger." It was Suppnsed in England that,
apy.one who. advertised at that rate would
to>sure to. ruin hiniself. Hut Barnum ex
Plained to his audience that the proprietor
of the Dredper had boeomo.lvealthy by Just
'snoh.operatIons. The secrc, of it he gave Iin
few words: By r:dvertitaing lborally and
.pemeitelentty you can sell anything; but. it is
mot worth while to advertise -an artti.ie
Which is not as go-d as it purports to be,
becanle the . persons who huy it neco
Will rotbuy it sgein. In this, accordtug to
earnum, lay the vihole liw of advertiau;
and ho will-pre'end to say that he is not
right. The big advottisers, who have a^ou
mulatFd millions by apparently squanler
ing hundreds of thousands of dollars, wa'e
tauccEsaIul because the article that they foroad
tipon the attention of the publio was well
worth at least, the money that they asked for
It, even if It was n ot everything that they sit d
It was. Barnum himself, it should be rentem
bered,has been faithful to his own maxim.
It is true that there has been intnite dod,g
tag end devising In attracting public atten
.tlon. But whatever ,wav the particular made
.by.wbich a person was induced to attend
one of Barnum's exhibitions, he was always
Satfa fled when he got there, because the ex
bibition was Mheap at the pioen. So varnum
undonbtedly deserves the large measure or
enacces he has obtaine d, and is perti ap a not
as Inuch of a humbug, aftet all, as many
other persons who are not honored with
much a title.
Lesrops, the promoter of the Panama Usual,
-18 B bum3bng of a totally ditferent variety.
-Perhaps the differoee between the French
ena and the ConneOctiont Yankee is that the
lWPRchmnan believes in himself, while the
a ohas fa'ih In his works. Lessepe
trusts to national pride and aspiration, and
torthe expectat ion of enormons profit on the
part of stockholderu, While, Barnum's unt
bug consists in givIng tihe people a full
dollari's werth for a dollar, when possibly
they have been lad tooxpect double the value
Of their money. Lesseps is grand in his can
coptionh, and, when he succeeds, his works
have a vast effect upon the operations of the
:Whole civilise d world. But t,here is less risk
-undoubtedly, an d more amusement, in the
Small Investmeents, en the part of the multi
tulde, whIoh are everything that Barnum de
I see that the Hion. yohn Rigelow, of New
York, holds pretty innch the same opinion
csoncerning the .Panma Canal that I ven
tured to express .In these columns some
1weeks ago, .f r. Bigelow visited the.Iethmut
at the request of-the New York-Ohamber of
Commeroee,' in response to the invitation of
M., de Lessep.. The result of his Inquiries is
iembodied in a pamphlet whioh is no w in its
'Mr. igolow describes very carefully the
character of the work acdo*mplishett and to
be aceomaplished, together wIt,h the general
ffatures of the canal, and, calls attention
to Iho fact that it would be .very mtis
-leading to infer the cost of the workr re
miing to be done from the apparent cost
of whamt has been done. Fumlly Lwothirds of
the ex[enises already incurred are in the
feonm of -plant, which wIll involve no future
e*'pert-e, except for Interest and deteriora
tion. yet after making every allowance far
the light derived from pasl.experiencee, and
froro lIhe progress of socionce, it sttil re ti'trres,
toys Dr r, lilgelow, a very -robust faith to be
lieve that, the Panama Canal cai be opene'd
for na.vigation from sea to sea for an add
lional sum no larger than the not proceoeds
of ibo now loan ci' one hundred and 1,went,y
''.million dollars which M. do Lesseps is now
lirt. Itigelow says that it isi no longer
a qumston, samong engineers who have
vialied the work:s and have peen what,hn
elrsmdy been aicomplishd, that with nl
edent means the canal can be bailt, an-t
that, wthen completed, It, can probably
te Iept In order and operated for a
err aller per centamge of .ita earnings than any
otheor artificial waterway in the world. Mr.
. Uigolow does not venture an opinion as to
the lime 'when the canal will be completed,
nor an; to its total oat, nor as to the total
76venue it can earn, but heo-zays emphati
cally .tbat It is fairly to be prespmed that
the canal Will imow bie .prosecuted to its iomt.
pletion Without -any serious interruption,
because too largp a proportion of its oost has
alrea dy been Jnouxied to.lake a retreat as
g000 .policy a an advance. Eveni if aban
"-'d by ther .omnpany, Iay. ,Mr. tBigelow,
fl)& -it "1or ittreir inltres to oombine.and
Theeo Opiniona, of-mAo at#0#./6 g0[Istn.t
""; e 1k7twntumyun yu -pt as-ogrn mo11re;.
diffieult to lay When.t will be ttbed than
to tellat ibti: aoZuent.-Wl)otber4hearulerof
braoe1wIUbamperonderlnee Qr FreLseut
Whrn tbe.lt..voesel, the p1oaeer, OttApus,
andu ,upon "ihouaanda shall,pierce the.bar.
rier of ger, ar paa,asoaurSouth.,arollna
oritr-is Wont to .phrase it,frorn.the ocean
ihat resa to the ocean'that, sleeps.
.It is Well known -that-the tpomte.doham
bod,ceuiO, with 'little dlillaty, ihave
ascenedW the throne of'Fanoe-in .1871.- 'Rho
,tlbho partyrdtspiayedigreat aoiivity,'aud
th ere- rwere , numerous 'demobtrdtions 'in
avdr (f "kenri Oluq." The aetton -of the
*Otional Assembly, on'the proposition- to
'abroeato all laws of expotriation directed
.g99r .t xnewbers of "tbe. house of France,"
showt d. w)ih Way. the Wnt,was blowing.
Mt. 91ri+ t?oolatred,.in an,elaborate-speeoh,
11:.t ")e,.pprovc d ,hq repeal ot the-laws in
-qreetion, end lihe rno6ton:,wasadopted"by a
vote of'h4sraeinst 103. ,Atthe sametine
tbe - lection of"+the 'luo d'Anmale"and the
YTi>nce -do. Joinvillo to 'the A#itembly was
tce)ared valild. Just when the sltuation
wea ripe, the Comic de Chambrd issted hin
fauiots manifesto, in wl ioh he announced
Oba.t he Would coon leave the Chateau de
Chembord, but, expoeted that the. people
'p ould.epeeqily calith ir'baok to the throne,
in 'Which case,be promised ;to malntaln,uni
oesal auirego, adminisir.ntlve docentralti.n
tion and, local autonomy. At=the same:tlmo
he drolared 'that be would -not abandon the
"Whlito banner" of Henry IV, B'ranets I and
the Maid of Orleans, which ba' established
the Natlonal union and whl' would ro
storo order and freedom to France.
-t, was incompreher nible that Henri Ounq
ahould be wiiling togo.so -far in"the direc.
i.ion of Liberal government,. and, at the
same time, mslo it a condition that Franca
should surrorder th:t . magie trl-color
u bich is the eymbol and the sign of the most
glorilou events in her recent history. By his
declaration concerning the White flag, the
C mie do Chambid excluded himself, at
once and ro ever, from the throno of Frrance.
'A as th at his object ?
The common notion was that the Cimte
de Chombord was deliberately sacrificing
the throne foran idea, but the representa
tive of one of the . oldest. and staunchest
Legitimiat farmiliej in France tolls.ie that
the int reason was wholly ditlereut. "kie ocr
Clnq,".: said my -informant, "was childless,
fled knew that-there was no possibillty;t.hat,
he should have an heir. If, then, he accepted
the throne, he w%uld occupy It for a few
aears and then be succeeded bytheCornte
de Paris, as the bead of the Orloanists.
Henri Cinq, in plain words, was unwilling to
be a wa,rming pan for pernone he despised,
and was determninc.d ,tbat, if t.he Orleanists
obtained the t.hrone, it should be by their
own eflhrt end irerit, and not through his
own lnconteotahle right. The provit, onoi
corning the White flag wats morety a pre
ience, tan excne, and it tnswured the pur
]t will surprise , iany persons in the United
F tctttin a now tha.t there is so bitter a feel
ing beiwten the Legitimista and to Or
leanuists. lint thete has been cold blood bs.
tween the two families since the days of the
Revolution. The dencendants of Louis XVI
reever lo'get that the Cotute de Paris is the
great-grandFon of the Philippe T.galtt6 who
voted in the National Convention for the de.
capitatlcn of his kinsman and King. Nor
have iey torvotten that Louia Philippo sue
ceECed to the tnrone frord' ehch Charles
X, the i;rendfathol -of klenri Olnq, had
bhen tbrust. "Le Rol- Bourgeois" and
the eldest son of the Bourbons had nothing
in common. Tho . Orleaniets are looked
upr n by the Leghitnists as a .faintly of
sElfih and cal.ulating politielaus, who
have an eyo always to the main chance
and care nothlg for t.he ties of blood and
t,1eotion, The immense property of the
Corte de Chambord, it will be-remembered,
is bequcathed to his relatives in Italy, and
not to any of his Orleantist cains in litanca.
Thua',-indeed, has cauted some little stir, lad
for a curious reason.
The Ccmute do Chiambord wa,s born seven
months alter the assassination or his father,
the Due do lierri, the son of Ch arles X. SAo
great was the desire.for l,he birth of an heir,
and so little 'was so happy an event antiot
patte, that the young Prince was spoken of
popularly as-"the child of a miracle." La
their enthusiasm, the Leg Ltimnists purchased
-from Miarshal Berthior. to whom-it, had been
prevented by Napoleon, the famous Chateau
do 0 hambord, a magnificent- struct,ure wvaioh
was c ommenced in the time of Francis I, and
continued in subr:equent reigns. Diana do
Poitiers resided there, and the letters HL and
D, entwined with-the crescent, silU adorn the
yaulted ceilings. Charles IX, Louis X[[I
an d Louis XIV occasionally hold Court there,
Moliero gave there the first representa
tion of his 'Bourgeois deontilhommne."
in 1745, Louis XV best.owed the Chateau
upon bIarshal iBaxe, but It subsequently
revot ted to the Crown. The prIce paid
for -the Chateau by the Legitimise was
1,800,000 france. 1Frnch -epublican len
tinient wes ontraged at the idea that,
this magniflcent (Jhateau, the homo of
the Bourbons for generations, should be
handed over to a foreigner, and some of the
r.ewspapers went to the length of insisting
that the Comite de:Chambord had no-right -to
d o what. he pleased with his o wn.
So the ill-feeling between the Orlosnists
an.d the Legitimnista grows strongor andi
deeper. The Comte de Paris is not aooeptea
zdt thelheir ofthe-righis and hopes of Etenri
CinQ. On the contrary, myJLegiti,1mlet. friends
insist that the preront representatives of thle
elder branch of the Boutrbons are the descend..
enlia of Philippe of Anjou, Pnilip V of Spain,
the grandson of Louis X [V. 1t-is true that
Philip V1 on ascending the throne, renounced
for himself, and for , his posterity, all claim
to the throne of France; but, it, is. contended
that, while his renunciation was valid as ro
gar ded himself, lhe could not make such a re.
nunciation for hisi successors. Hie could die
poseo of his own rights but not tihe rights of
ihoio who who camne after him.
of dib tis vie w, the prei ecnt,represen tat,ive
ofthe Bourbons, the older branch, is a bro
ther of i1on, Caries, the pretender to the
throne of Epain. This, however, Is only a
sentimnenital view, as there Is not the remrot
eat probabilit y that one of the Spanish lhour
bons w il ibe recalled an d invIted to accept,
the F'renth Crown. T1ho French Legitisits
usndcetand it, and, abandoning the hope of
chitsining aBoujb.on King, are quite ready
to join ihCir fortunes wit,h the ItopublIc.
Retter by far, said one of my L.egititat
irlen6p, a Conservative ieoptnblic, than a
m-onarchy with the Comte do Paris as king.
In this division, then, between the Legiti
mistsenad the Orleoanists, lies a grand oppor
tunity for lFranco. The Riepublicans can,
uniqutestionably, by moderation and conser
vat,ism, secure, lIret, the toleration and,
allerward, the active support of the Legiti.
mist famnilies; who will give to tho-IRepubilo
the solidity that it needs, and who can read.
ity bind its best elements together. This
may be understood,-and acted upon, after a
time, but there is little .chance of It ini these
days. The,Radioals,,at present, are running
the Goteinment,-and -the intenhity oftheir
ig.ainipfiport1in to -thie,ge and respetaiulity
nt what is ballved-and.Praat.end- 1.n.D
^Wbtnse, aowntrdMhattog'to'the earlh,
rligittray5t4iait OtoHeavenly birth
Show ZWtureemflfug tbrotgberteare.
.And where tbat. glory meste.thae east
I' flucdO the Jand with gWu e sen;
-n casle of lIta etwton
The,daniess and dthe u>i'anety birth.
Thus, through a darkling scArrow steal
i- p'm ever-soott ip g ray a ernb en,
ft,itng ltf t throttgh I ttmno,
Make- pi noloude learn Wei t,y [eol.
EWU er Jerrot,
. .$e Iba f:Duatb.
. 'Tbreo-months -before I- was born my
.fliber's boat- went down in a sudden
squell within sight -of bone and of my
miLthor, who, with the rest of tho fisher
men's wives, awaited-the landing of the
Ire-rhaps-this was the reason I had such
al linstinctive horror and dread of. the
sea, evenwjilo it tasoinated and drew
me to it in its stormiest moods. It was
a-queer feolinlg tbatpofssessed Ime. When
away from the sight and sound of the
break'rs I was resttess 1uid unquiet,
near them I was awed and enlanotatoly,
but 'somo craving of my nature was
satisfled, and I was comparatively calm.
I-be)ievo many of our people, who are
intensely superstitious, looked upon
me aes- doomed in consequence of this.
"The sea always swallows what it-gets a
hold of," they said among thoinselves
with sorrow fultitalism. We can hardly
bolp 'being superstitious and glooity
'we,who are born and reared In Caller
"flouth. Nature is b') stornt in her uiouds
and so cruel in her way of oxprossing
Callerinouth is only a cluster of cot,
taqes aaround a little harbor with a pier
and lifeboat house below. About a mil0
to Iho north is the ugly sharp ridge of
rocks which bourn the signilicant name
of the "Ribs of Death." Many a fino
vessel has struck and ground her tim
bois to matchwood, mtany a poor lig
ing life has been washed' off thosb fatal
ribs. They do say that in the old times
many a ship was lured thoro to its dos
truction, too; but I can scarce boliovothe
grandfathers of our bravo fellows, who
lived by and on the waters just as now,
could be Inhuman enough to trade upon
the-danger and deaths of fellow-marl
'er8.1Only I111ustsay that even yet, while
any one of our mon would risk his life
without thinkintfg twice about it, to save
another, he wouldn't have any very do
iinito ideas on the.laws of salvage.
I was not a cotncoly lass in the esticma
tion of the village critics. In fact, when
I saw my little white face, with its big
dark eyes, in the dimi old looking-glass
which hnng over the ntttolploco in our
front room, and eomparel it with tlait
of, Bell Carr, our big;;st and best-look
ing ii, I used to feel very sitall and
insipi,i ientit. She was a true fdshor 1 isa,
tall and Ftron~gly made, with a swinging
walk id sauwy smile, and a ready word
for etry oucs, geontlo or simnple. Tuo
artists who cameo hcre somUtios to
paint us in our charactor!ltie blue ilau
nels al)wajsselected her, and passo;l me
over. I : an not a "typo" and sh was,
tiy said !
Well, I a as glad of it., for Willie
wouldn't have liked me to -aot as a
Spite of my want of beauty, I had two
lads came courting me, and Willie Liase
was the one I favored. Ediau (0-dam)
Carr -was too much of my own temper
for me, too gloomy; I was afraid of hin,
hud the aine sort of mistrust of hi that
I bad of tho sea. and porhaps a littlo of
the salte.ideaof his.poasiole.pawor ovOr
But; Willie, with his bonnio yellow
curls and his blue eyes, and his sunny
smile, what girl could have rosistod b! m?
ie brought his brightness into my life,
and it seemed to go out like the sun be
neath a cloud on the day he sail(d in the
Rowena, bound for China and the East
Indio., from the Tyne.
A 11 our most energetic and enterpris
ing young men become sailors, if they
do not fel satisfied to be fiashermni as
their fathera before ihen. it never sanms
to enter into anly of their heads that theore
are other means of livelihood than these
two -cain gs. Thley cannot tear thema
selves away from the sea altogether,
however they may abuse it. They in
hale its salt breeze xrith their earliest
breast, its foam anid sral1y boat on them,
until it becomes p,art of them, as it wore,
anid they are an much Creatures of the
waven as the nsbes that swim beneath
or the -gulls that float above. So it was
that when Willie grew discontented With
hris earniings aso a fisherman hre wvent to
sea to make mere money, in the hope of
weddinog me the sooner.
"I was not strong enough for a flaher
mani's wife," lie said, "and 1h0 hoped to
be able to koop mae like a lady I" Just as
if I cared I
Though I was small I was not dlelloate,
and I could, and indeed didi, earry the
creel as well as the best of' them. For
my mother married again, and when
sire died there were more lit,tle months
to fill, and no one but me to do it,; for
their father was a lazy, drunken good
for-nothing, who fell over thle cilif one
night when ho ws rel1in g home from the
"Old -Ship Inn," and did no goodI after.
Lucky for them and for me, though it
sounds queer to say It, he did not live
long to bie a burden; but we had some
hard times now and then, wvhen tire
weather was rough and there was no fish
to soll. Only for tihe -balrns I would
have beeni housemaid at ihe vicarage,
for which Miss Ashfordl had had mao
trained before mother dIed, but I could
earn more money doing as the rest did,
and look after the little ones at the same
The men favored me in tihe matter of
fish, bet anse they throughrt I hard a stlilIsh
-hill to (climb, and I will say that nobody
'wis k inder than Edami Carr. I holievo
he was really fond of me, and I often
reproached myself' that I could rnot hellp
abhrnking from him31. liut I was not
alone0 in that dIreadI. They called him
"Black Ef~lam" for a niokname,.beoanrso
he look~ ci so grim andi dour. None of
the men exchanged greetings with him
when he stalked alone past threir frienrdly
grou ps; nor d id any of the.girls laugh
and joke with him. With one consenrt
he was left alone.
Well, you see, hero was a bond of unli)on
biet.ween us in his eyes. They looked en
noc as 0on one dlolOed, andi on him a.s eono
unlucky or unhappy, whichr means the
same t o themr. "It's 110 uso flghtin' fate,
Elsie I" ho would stay, looking dlown at
me with hIs great gloomy eyes; "we
wero mande for one another, we two."
But I msed to shake my head and run
away, though I dared not offend him by
contradietin'g him otherwise. 1ie got
g rlmmer andi blacker as time went o,
and I did not foraet my Willie, as per
baOps Edam hoped I should.
The)3 weather was ucertain that an.
tumn , and there was little dependence
on thme fish. Some (lays the boats were
not off at all, some daysa they had no fish
when they landed. I got work whoe I
could, but, those three mouths at homne
took a lot of satisfying, and I often went
to bed hungry and cold along with thema.
One afternoon I was wandering rallher
disconsolately oni the beach, feeling low
and hopeless, wishing for WVillio and1
better dlays, when Edam, who was busy
in his boat, called to me as I.passed Dy.
"ElsIe. como here and toil me what
you t.hink o' my boat?" .he cried in a
-mor cherv vicethan urnual,.and, glad
torbe goeocaued when I could, I
stopedandadmired the fino new boat
hebhad just bought 'with 4he money an
unolo had left him. nm o e,
-shid-aL laat; "wi6 re you going to-call
t That - 1 ed
wo" d iuame Iher e Rountlleo ?''
That.would uever do I thought'it a
minute, it would be all-over thc place at
once that Edam Carr had called his boat
after Elsie Wilson, and tbat she was "off
with the old. love and on with the now."
"You mustn't do that," ITd emurred- as
gently as I could; "there's prettler naies
and lasses, too, for that matter, in the
Ilis face cbanged .for the worse in a
moment, and an angry light blazed in
"I'm not to hove.yer namo, then, for
'It wouldn't do 1,dtu; folks would
talk, and--sud Willie .might be vexed,"
I went on besifatingly. What a coward
I was to be sure i It was with the.groat
est difileulty in the world I managed
to bring out my real objection. And yet
I was so proud of -being Willie's sweet
"ile's not yer man yet that ho'should
mind," Euami re plied sulkily; and thon
under his breath, "May be he never
will be either."
I heard the-oud of.tho sentence, lo w ai
it was muttered.
"An' what's to hinder, if we're both
of one mind about it?" [said sharply,
losii my -tenptr a bit at lils obstiuacy.
"Who knows? le might got, a wife
t here le's gone, and he might mnover
cc11o back at all
")'yo want. to quarrel wi' me, Ed m ?"
"No, no, Elsie, we winna quarrel," lie
said at once. "I'm a bit q ueer in the
temper, but I wouldn't like to vox
"I'm goin' to try 'th' now boat, will
y3 vt"nttire out wi' ie, lassio ?" he went
on quiotly after a moment.
I did1 not know what to say. It would
not hi who to ofeol him more than I
liad ti-en unlucky enough to do already.
''lhe 0 was do harm in sailing out a mile
er to, p'roviding he would proultii to
Irig ilio back then. But, could I trust
him ? I1is mother, old Nanuio Carr,
had come up while we wore speaking,
and she took part with him'
"Its not much to ask ye, Elsie, and
it'll lear-e him over so ! lilo's goy queor
to do wi' just now, lassie," she said
aside to tie; "if yo can hunor him a bit,
30 uiight for ia sake."
Hio was a kind neighbor, and often
the bairns got at dinor from her whoc I
was away, so 1 did not care to refuse
her. If she saw no harm in it who. else
would dare to talk?
Stil I besitated.
"D'ya think it's safe? The sea has
bcei (allin' off and on all the day.
And in the hush which so often pro
ecdcis a gale we could distictly hear
that strange inlonnig, about which wo
always say, "The sea is etilling."
Edam throw a quick glauce along the
"It'll blow hard aforo the morn, but
there's time enough to be out and in
tgain for All that."
There was something in the totio
which made we doubtful, but I lid not
want to u.on a coward; so bof'oro long
'o %wVro out, on the open sea, tacking
Mnd turning to catch the broezo. TLuro
was inore of that further out th-mi on
shot ', but still not mro than enom,lht
to send us along merrily, although tuo
n,ew boat va Ds liihit and swlf'taud (ueasy
to nianago as ay boat could wall e,
and skinned the wavos.liko a bird.
"She's a honnie one to go, l.dlamu," I
said after a litt.lo, but I got, no reply.
Edai sat with his eves fixod upot the
distant sky and I could soo lie was think
irg sonething over very deeply. I fol
lowed the direction of his eyes, and did
not liko the prospect. Agloan of:sickly
Sellow light lay low down to tht water,
but above that woro piled massos of
.heavy gray clouds without a break. save
in cie place, whore it was as though a
mighty haind had pushed then asido to
make a spaee for the tempest to break
through. All around this space was
hurry and confusion, while the rest of
the sky was sullen and quint. Far out
the sickly gleam on the horizon was
repeated on a gray green sea; .noaror, the
dark waves wero beginning to,how tops
I did not. like the prospect, nor did. I
liko the notion of being out there on
that angry-looking wvasto of waters at
the mercy of Edamti Carr and his oiil.ri.ts.
"Don't you thin k we should go b ick
niow, Edamui?" I asked timidly; 'it
doesn't. look over well out yonder," and
1Ijoin ted to the far sea.
'.Leave t.hat to me, Elsio, ma darlin' 1"
Ieo had no right to call me his darling,
but 1 was boginining to be very much
afsnid, and so I said nothing about t,hat.
But all at once a rush, a whirl, and a
roar cauased me to scream out as a squall
struck our little craft and made it heel
over-, wutting me to the skin at the same
time. As a miatter of fact, we 11sher
hassies are not at all-bravo upon the sea,
though it may be almnost our native ele
men t. There 'are very fe w Grico D)ar
hings among us. Indeed, we hardly ever
ventgro into aboat atall. So it is not
to be wondered at that my courage
should Jail utterly when *we began to
ship heavy seas._
''Oh, take me home, Edam, or I know
we'll never wvin back at all !"
But he took no notice more than to
put things right and tight in a skilful
way I could not but admire, however
angry I began to feel toward,him.
"A 3 a you never going to turn, Edamn
Carr ?'' I-broke out at.last.
A rus'plion which I had often hoard
breathed in te village camne back to mue
then, and 1 trembled for our lIves. They
said "Edam Carr was- gettin' the same
queer leek his feythor had afore he went
out of his hold and -dro wned hisrsolf!I"
and remnembierinig this and the few
words his mother had whispered, I in
clined to think Ito was mad at times.
When I spoke he laughed out loud. It
was.'the first time that I had over hoard
him laugh, and It gave me an odd foel
"So you're afraid, ma bonni1o1 Elsie?
It's a long time since you and I were as
m'uch alone together as we are nowv,
nothing but, the boat that holds us two
on all that world o' water! iEh, but It's
fine to have you all to urtysel' like this!"
"Are you mad?" 1 exclaimod, my
thought taking .words till tiltconsciouslyv.
.Edamn laughed again, thatt hiorrib)le,
cruel laugh which haed no0 mirth in it.
"May be. Sometimoes' I think I am
my soli, but If T sam, it's for love o' yeou."
lils eyes wore so bright and so wiild I
'ouldt not bear to leek at thorn, anld his
had, as he took hold of mine, burned
"For' mercy's sake, Edamt, take careo!
If yo don't mind we'll be both in the
"An' whtat o' that? At any rate we'll
drown together, anud yoe'll nuever belong
to another man."
I clar.:ped my htandu In an agony of ter
r'or. 0Oh, ii hat, a fool I had boon Riot to
htavo guossed what might, .hippon I I
thought,of the poeor balrns at homno
waiting for me now to give thorm their
,utppers and heoar their prayers and tuck
them up In their beds, and the tears
rolled downV myt3 chteeks at te thought
of howv long they might have to wall,
"Oh, Edam, I didn't think ye could
beo ao cruel I" I saEidl, botwvoon my sobs.
Bunt evon to tears failed to move him.
"You have been crtel enough to me
it's my turn now I" ho answered sul
leinly, as he altered the sail.
By. this time the lurid gleam had
almiost died out from the sky and all
was darik around us. The wind was
blowing strongly anad' hurrying the
masses of clouds .across the -heavens at
headlong speed. and toaring at the water
unti.the air and the waves mingled in
one 'wild fray. Hlow our little boat
lived at all in such a storm is more than
X can understand. In the hands of a
leess 4xpeee .boatman we should
hav ben lst n o time.
"Ay, its djoar-Edam now, youre i
power, baitlhow long woti W -last ify
let you win safe to Inla4d ::1 tfyou'll
say you'll be my wifo I'll iako foi hore
tis minute-if not...-"
"What then?" I faltered.
"I'll run us straight on to the 'Ribs o'
]Death,' and there'll be an end on't 1"
What was I to do? I tried to be false
to Willie for-the sake of dear life, but it
-was-no use. I ooul.u'tget out the words
which would make,we so i If I must die,
Imust,-end there was no help for it, bat
oh I it was-hard- while the youug blood
flowed quick and warm. In my veins, to
to be plunged-headlong.Into eternity.
J gave one loud despairlog-ory.
"Oh, Willie Willio can you not hear
me,,my sweetheart,-my darling? If you
were only by I know..you oould -sa,ro
me. It's for your sako I dlo, Willie; but
i love you so, I love you so 1"
"Then dio, Elsie, for yo shall never be
I sank lown in the bottom of tho-boat
snd closed my eyes. I could not look at
my death,-though I know -now it must
(o.e. A dull stUporcorept over me, and
the agony of fear which hold me before
was gone. Wats it my disordored imag
iimation which made No think smo
thing.hed.happened which sounds per
It was 1otting too dark to distin guish
plainly, but, surely, that v'as lamati
Cvrr's -big form I saw at the other end of
the bot atooping over a coil of rop 0?
Then who was the man busied with
the sail in the contro of it?
. Wo woro shut off from all hlunat holp
theye in the midst of a howling tom peit,
an d yot momo on0 had ananaged to como
onl board, and vidently to givo us his
tiIstance. No other vossol could po4si
bly have ippront-ied its while my eves
wero shut, Vertat>ly not without My
beairing it. Whore, twln, had thid
st aingt r como from ? .
All these thoughts flatthed through my
m11in1d, but at tho timo 1 was too stuipo
fied to wonder much. My facultios
F-e iu d dulled, and I could neithersullor
nor lear any more. I sinply waited for
tlho end. 1 could veo dimly. tho sharp
ridgze of rocks wo were nearing, amt
:fromn which nothing short of a iira.lo
,Could k eep ut.
But this iliraolo did tako placo. All
at ulce our course changed, and the boat
turned from its dangerous way. 'Theion,
and( vot 1.111 tiho, did Edam seom to
awaken to the knowledge that ho was 1o
longer managing atlhirs. With a suddon
oath he .itarted up and crept forward.
Whelln ho not to the figuro stnding
with its back toward him I saw him
1-s6o him arn to thrnsit it asldo. 'IThoin
slowly, slowly, it turneod und looked him
straight In the face.
Ito cried out wildly, '"(-iod help mo,
for I'm id now, anyway !" and,
throwing up his arms, ho leapod over
board into the suethIng wavos.
I watched himl striko out when ho
rot e, but I wts too paralyzod to t3oroamti
even. lIe had not a (hanco in that tor
rible vm, but was thrown liko a bit of
floatting N1cetl itpon the very rocks lie
bd 11)1 Steoring for, aluig Lhoro a mio
nient, only to be mwept ba k by the ro
t.urnl o1f the waves. 1 saw th's in the last
imi( id treak of light which ilhd acerogs
tl:e "fter befor0 the night cato, and la
it wert hown at last th0 featuros of my
ftrangj1 ) companion. Was it all a dream?
I did not know even thon, nor did I fool
afraid, but as those eyes mot minio a
thrill ran through me, and I sank into
un1ContCiouunless. Late t'1.t night, whonl
someio of tho men wont (own to son that
their boats were securo. thoy found
Edam Carr's now boat safely drawn ip
on the beach and me lying in it in a
Aftcr that camo A thmo of dull, stupid
misery to m.e. I coultl never answer
questions,. nor give any account of that
dreadful ovoning, save that EdaIn Carr
had Polo mand l id iijmpod overboard,
and had boon dashed against the "Riis
of Death," and that I fainted when this
lappened, and know no more. But,
then, how had the boat beon brought
into lort? thoy asked. My story was
I'roved tiu by poor Edam's body being
washl d ashore two days after. For long
tihe peoe looked at mue strangely. Thoir
Sl)rst ition made them regard mec no.w
as "uiicanny"' an~d shun mo1 as something
they could nIot accounit for. IBesides, in
stead of the sea claiming it.s victIm, as
they expected it to do, I had boon ml
raculously saved from It!
I often wonder I (lid not go mad my
self during that dreary time.
F'or I settled in my own mind clearly
Enough how it was I sthould never see
miy boiOIi sweetheart more. 1 had( not
a doubt thlat lhe was dead and that my
ory for* 1101p had brought him ini the
spirIt to my assistance. F"or a while I
nursed my sullen grIef in aleone; but at
last Mimis Ashiord's kindness broke down
the barrier and I told her every thing.
Only for that and because 81he did not
laugh at 111, but believed that I spoke
the truth, I should have lost my senso0s
or my life, for the scret was kcilling
"Truly there are strange mysteries we
cannot hop1) to he revealed In t,his life,"
she said solemnly. "'1-ast thou, which
art but air, a touch a feeling of their
afillitions?' I would try not to think
too much about it, Elsie; and don't give
way .to despair, abovo all. Think now
tho little ones nooed you."
It wtas all very well to talk, and( 1 dId
try honestly; but I couldn't hiel p think
ing of my boy d uring the long dreary
winter nights, after the children hi'ad
gone to bed, and I was left alone by the
glimmering firelight. Then the tears
would conic, an d, oh I it felt so lonely,
and life so sad wanting him.
I was sitting thus one nIght, leanIng
my 01heek upon) m1y band, and the stock
inig I was knitting for one of the bairns
had fallen upon the floor, while I gazed
Into the dying em bers. H-ow long I sat
I know nlot, lbut suiddOnly the coals fol
together and flared up inIto a bulazo, and
thore, on the other sid10 of the hearth,
stood Willie, my Willie, laughing dlown)
I screamed and covered my eyes. I
dared not look at what seemed con firma
tion of my worst fears; but In a moment
warm, living armsa were round my neck,
and( 1 was clasipedl to a st,rongly beating
"Why, what ails thee, sweetheart?
One wouldl say you'dl seen a ghost I'"
I did nlot tell him thon that I haed taken
him for one, The tears were changed
into tears of joy at oncee, and the world
seemed bright and gay, now Willlio was
sa fe at hom1o)!
Whewn 1 did( tell him at last what had
caullsed 13 me ni uch misery lhe only
laughed, and said I must hove iot may
imagination run away with me. Blut ho
aeknowledged to hayvin ghad a troubled
dlreami, inl whlich I called on hisi for ho01p,
I hIough1 he always declares hie cannlot ro.
member anything more ablout it.
I never look at the "Ribs of D)eathi"
wit.hout, a shudd(lr anId a sigh for poor
Edam's terrible death, and nothiug will
persuaido me3 thlat I was not saved from
shafrinig his fate by asuperinatural assist
an1Co. Ilut I (do not ins!iat ub~on it wIth
Willio, for lie does not liko me to talk
about It. H.e wants my life to 1)0 sunny
and( full of hope and joy and( love, and(
does his best to x1:,ko it so no0w that I
am his wife,
Not sre of IImelf.
(hiomn the Pladephias Press.)
Old gentleman (to tramp): "Now, if I
should11 gIve you a -niekelg- my frienid, would
you upend that meoyas itoughtto be ipent,
or would -you squander -i6 for sintozlosling
Tramp: "Hew-mneb did youMsy ?"
Old gentleman: "A niokel."
Tramp.(sadly): "Well, I d;nno, wouldn't
k t ma Q a @rse$ ryg y.,
,s -iWith - A keeilookont througtt the
d tho$wind of the autumn blowing free,
You,lean 1Yom yonropnn wiadow down.
Anad I taseny fae toyour own obrlel
I press myy lips to the rose in your hair,
Aid we it wae'oneoftbe two on your
If I were up in the window tbere,
Would you give ie a last e0mbraoe?
I bave-been-rather sad. I dreamed of a day
(How the wind of the autumn le'blowing
When the rattle of mabres wotid put a way,
and the winds would whisper to you and
That love is the beat, whatever betide.
And the journey of life, made hand in
Is a path of flowers; but the dream soon died
In the air of this war-cret land.
This very moment I catch the boat,
On the wind of the autumn blowing free
Of asquadron pasning with mnflncl feet
By the mill, who'kre huntiug meo.
If they find me-a shot!- aa w3Anded,
One touclh of the rosen so fair to see;
If t.hey drar we in to die at your feet,
You must kiss me attain, ohOrie t
[J. I':cten fbokv, L.a .Tty Rivow,so.
SOCIETY AT THE CAPITAL.
ea1. Jr.rY DR.1oarr, POINr3 1.V
Tite Itittt.te of larde at the White
lie-u'-TSo Iadies or Washington
Ptar.itag their heads over Qiuestleaa
W1'A811INoroN, Juno 21.-A subject
Involving somo very delicato points in
the socl forms of the capital is the ott
quetto of cards. The installation of
Frances Folsomi, an att.raotivo guest,
into the high relations of Mrs. Grover
Cloveland nvolves 50m changes in the
card literaturoof t,e txecutivo Manalon,
which is now puzzling the brains of the
ladies. In ofliclial 1and social life at the
Capital the use of cards is indisi)ensable
as a medium cf intercourso betwoon
persons of rank. In official and sooial
noirs cards are grouped into two
clniaca: 1, cards of otltiuetto, uso; in
omrllinl or social calls; 2, cards of coro
mony, applicable to invitations to oil
clal or socolal ceromonials. The styles of
cards In use in otlicial or sooal otiquott
at the Capital vary according to the
tastes or whims of t,ho season. Ia all
aes a lady'n oard is larger than a gon
tleinan's. Plain engraved cards indl
cate taste. Cards printed from movable
typo are not in good taste. Autograph
or written cards are allowablo amotng
friendu or on business calls. A call not
of eorom)ony upon the President adiits
of the use of a written card.
The probloi to be settled anoig tho
social aiuthoritics is as to the form of the
cards of invitation to coromonial ontor
tainiomnts at the Exooutivo Mansion
now that a wife sharos the honors ani
prorogativos of the Executivo houso
hold. The form depends entirely upon
the character of the entertainmont. If
it be of a purely ollilal coro;nl)niail
chtracter, oven it lailles bo present, Ihe
namne of the wife of the President should
not appear, its it is in honor of the ollco
mand not of the individual. A Now
Year's recept lon at the l.ontivo Man
slon is by announcomont, in the publio
prints, giving the hour and order of re
"eeption of tebnors of the diff'rant
branclies of the government, aftor the
special autdionco givou to the members
of tho diplomatic corps. The repre
sentatives of the rulers of f'oroign States
nro larncnt by special invitation of the
hcmelnory of Stato in the following forim,
taking tho minlistor of the Gorman Emr
pil o as the party addressed:
I)uPA uRTMN r Off SrIrT,
W Aaac rN, --- -, 18-.
'rho Hinretlnry f H-tato presents his conipi
mrn1R ro toe Gernan minister.and has the
honor to inforn him that the President
would be plesad to see the meotbora of the
Ge naan Legation at, a reception, to bo given
to tho members of tbo diptomatto ores at
th Exeontivo l Mansion at 11 o100a on 1 v
The form of Invitation used for a ro
coption at the Exocuttvo Mansion in
honor of the diplomatic corps, as those
are of' a social ceremonial naturo. in
clutlcs the namo of tho wifo of the Pre
Ident, if he have one, but not the namio
of the presiding lady If she be not his
'1 be P'resident. and Mrs Cleveland req,test
1). pleaosure of theocomtpanyot Mr. lic
r-ri d fdies of his family on Wednos ayoeven.
hug. Jun.e -, I h$e, from 13 unt,il I1 e'leck,
to lmoot the metmbers of' the diplomttoe
This form is used for all card roep.
I ions of a opoolal character, the occasion
A gain, in the recoption of a royal guoest
cfmluially, although ladles are prosont.
tile name of the wifo of the PrOsidett
does not appear, al thongh participating
on the occasion. The f'orm then used is :
The President, of tlhe United States re
quests the company of Admiral Porter at, the
reception in honor (of his Majesty the lCinig
of Ilawaii, en Wednesday evenling, Janoe-,
18-, at 8 o'clock.
On the other hand, an invitation to a
state dinner reads:
The President, and Mrs. Oloveland request
the pleasure of tthief Justio and Mrs. Waite a
con pay at, dinner on Thursday, Junoe --
1880, at, 8 o'clock. An ans wer Is desired.
Thereobas beeni some controversy over
the use of the woerds "honor," "favor,"
or "pleasure." The first President used
the word "pleasure," wideh is more in
harmony with the rank of one whose in
vitations -must alwa.vs be obeyed, ox
copt, for reasons of d1ath1 In the famiuly,
Illnoss or absouco from the city. A dec
lination for any other reason would
cause the p arty to be oittedl from
future occasions. It was the custom of
Washilngton to use the full title of ,the
efilo, ais the President of the United
States. It is now customary to use the
simple words The President, as there is
but One office of that rank know to the/
As to individual cards the Presideont
never uses a card, nor does the wife of the
Prealdent or thue presiding lady of tho
Executive Mansion, in a strict construe
tien of etiquette. The President never
roturns a call offleally, except in ease
of a visiting ruler of a foreign country!
or member of a royal famnil y. Then hliy
p)resenco is annonled( b)y the secroary
of State. On other occasions tihe Pros
dent, calling seolally as anl individuc
on amember of hIs Cabinot, or other po0
son whom hie might elect to see, -
usually accompanied by his private se
rotary, or even going ulnaccompIanod(i
enters without the ceremony of a oar,
and sends tile announcomnont of his pros
01nc0 by wordl of mouth through the ser
yent at the (hoer.
There is a custom among ladles in ofli
cmal s-ociety to use thle titles of their huts
bsands on their cards of ceremonial calls.
'Thore is no warrant of ancient unage for
this, and1( these m1-ost familiar with such
mailtters havo never adlmittedi that it wva
right. In nil her cahis of etir uette uat t he
Executive MansIon or returning theO
calla of had ios in good sooteiy Mrs. Ifon
dIricks always left two cards-4he first
bearing the words, "The Vice Presi
dent;" the other tile words, "Mrs. TI. A.
Ilendricks." This rule ap)plies to every
gtrado.'The cards used by officials ma1k
in flilcalls of etiquette simpoly give
thle title of the omieo, as the Chiof J us
tice, the General of the army, tho Ad
miral of tile navy, Senator Shoranm.
Mr. IHopkins, Iouse of Representatives,
Jn social calls these cardsa sometimes
vary, as Geon. Sherman, Admiral P'ortor,
Gettineg Ready fer the home hdxamination
(IV0m fte Chicago Nd'Ws.)
Maud: "Well, commencement is ovef.
thank goodness, and te seminary is olosed
for the summer. 'hen do you start for
'Nulie I.the espress sto.morrow .moorai
ha: "hay. you n.V#thing to rest 0u the
M.llie: r Wes Itanngolug-to -leek- over -my
pooolbodks: Dapa masy be inulttive."~