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"JUST LIKE A WOMAN.
She Gives Pennies Where They're
Not Wanted and Never , Where
" They Are.
She first pulled a nickle out of her
pocketbook , but she put it back and
searched until she had gathered to
gether five pennies. The conductor
asked if she couldn't give him some
thing besides pennies and she was in
He sighed , put the pennies in his
pocket and rang up a fare.
"She always gives me pennies , " he
said when he was back on the plat
"I wish she'd do as much for me , "
said the stout man who had seen the
whole-affair , and to whom the remark
was addressed ; " but she won't.
"Know her ? " asked the conduc
, I should say. Comes to my little
meat market every day. Buys some-
.thing that costs 67 cents and then
Carefully lays aside all her pennies
iand gives me three quarters , or $1. 1
have to give her pennies in change , of
course , and I need pennies. Nearly
everything in a meat-market is in odd
cents , you know. I've suggested that
I'd be glad to have pennies , but she
always says , ' 0 , I wouldn't trouble
you with them. ' "
"Of course you want them and my
company won't take them from me ,
so she unloads them upon me. Just
like a woman. They seem to save up
pennies for street-car fare , and then
the conductor has to go over their
shopping routes and dispose of the
pennies to the man who will make
change for them again next day. "
"Of course it's just like a woman , "
acquiesced the stout man. "I think
she's going to my market now. I'll
take all the pennies you've got so that
I can make change for her when she
gets there. "
The last seen of the two showed the
conductor in the act of counting pen-
vfLS into the hand of the stout man.
Old and New Prices for
A well-known gentleman of this city
recently gave a.little object lesson in
the effects of protection. The occasion
was the informal entertainment of a
few friends at dinner. The glasses on
the table were unusaually clear , large
and fine. "Now , " said the host "I
will show you what to my mind , is an
unanswerable argument in favor of
protection. " Addressing the servant
he asked her to bring "one of those
other glasses : " This was also a handsome -
some glass , but some smaller than the
first. "There. " continued the gentle
men. "That is an imported glass.
About seven years ago I bought a
dozen and a half of those glasses in
this city and paid $6 a dozen for them.
A short time ago , as a number had
been broken , I concluded to buy some
more. But this time I wanted a larg
er glass. I went to the same dealer
of whom I had purchased before and
asked him if he remembered selling ma
some imported glasses several years
ago at $6 a dozen. He said ho did
and I told him I wanted another doz
en and a half as fine glasses as he
could get , but larger than the others.
He said the imported glasses were not
made arger and I told him I
did not care whether they were
imported or not , so they were
fine glasses. He thought he could
order them , and in due time they
came. Now look at that glass : it 'is
larger , clearer and in every way a
handsomer glass than the other.
Hear it ring , , , tappin it with a knife ;
"it rings like a belf. Besides , it has a
better finish and a smoother edge on
top than the other glass. The other
is imported and this is American , now
what do you suppqsethis glasscost ? "
After a little guessing the gentleman
said : "I never was so astonished in
my life as when the bill was sent me
for these glasses. I had paid $6 a doz
en for the imported glasses , and ex
pected to pay more for these because
they are finer aud suited me better.
They were billed to me at $1,50 a
dozen. When I bought the others
yci could not have gotten such Amer-
'ican glasses at any price , while now
they cost just one-fourth as much as
the imported goods. That is one of
the reasons why lam aProtectonist. "
And the cosipany voted it a good
The Luck of American Country
What American families have not
yet achieved to any great extent , and
the conditions of American life seem
not to encourage , are real country
homes , from which the dwellers shall
go to town for the winter , and where
their principal ties and their more seri
ous expenditures shall remain. Until
very lately the city house has been the
rich American's real home. When
men who nave retired from bus
iness maketheir homesin the country ;
when people who now live in town for
pleasure learn to spend three months
in town and nine in the country , in
stead of vice-versa ; when state roads
and electric railroads make the coun
try more accessible , and the expendi
ture in the country of money made in
town makes the rural districts more in
teresting ; when a life-time spent in
money-getting in Wall street or "The-
Swamp" ceasesto be considered "suc
cessful , " there will be kss difficulty
than there is just n&w in providing
that the city man's grandson may have
such a snare of real country
life the his grandson , when it comes
his turn to come to town majr ha\Te
something worth 'etching. Scribner's
More credit may bo lost in a mo
ment than can be gained in years.
A QUEER GHOST :
In Squire Butterworth's .faded , old
fashoned parlprsathis daughter Nellie ,
in "maiden meditation , fancy free"
that is she thought herself so ; but the
folhving day her oldest friend and
playmate Malcolm Macdonald was to
sail for a foreign land. He was a
sailor , a "bonny , blue eyed lad , and
loved her with all the strength of his
great honest heart. He had offered
that heart to her the day before and
asked her to marry him and go away
with him. But she would not. Now
she almost wished she had , and she
rosfi she would get pencil and paper
and write to him , but the door-bell
rang a long loud peal , and she waited.
The door was flung open and in came
three merry girls Margaret , Lue and
Blanche , came in so hurriedly that
Nellie stood speechless and riveted her
eyes upon them. They seemed ner
vous , half laughing , yet evidently
"Oh ! Nell , " Lue says with a little
gasp , going up to her and laying her
hand on her arm , " "I have seen a
"A what. ? " says Nell.
' A ghost ! a downright , veritable
ghost ! Now , don't look incredulous.
I was never so frightened in my life-
was I , girls ? "
"No , never ! " cry Blanch and Mar
garet , with such suspicious eagerness
that Nellie laughs outright ; then says :
"But tell me all about it ; " and then
such a chattering as there is until Mrs.
Butterworth turns them out into the
orchard back of thefarm-house , where
they all gather round Nell and make
her tell them all the stories she knows
of Malcolm's life at sea.
There they stay till the warm July
day has come to a close , and the
sound of Farmer Butterworth bring
ing the cows from pasture tells them it
is time to go home. They start for
the gate and Blanch says :
"Remember , now , S30 ; , at Dew Rock ,
if you want to see Lue's qhost , " and
as Nell answers , "All righ , " the three
saunter slowly down the village street.
Suddenly Margaret speaks , and
there is a note of anxiety in her voice.
"Will it be just fair , girls ? Nell
ought to know her own heart. "
"It isn't a question of fairness , it is
'love and war' just now , so we may
as well keep our promise to Malcolm , "
At 8:40 : o'clock that night four
small , dark figures crept softly into a
little old hut , hidden from sight by a
huge rock , whose great shadow casts
a deep gloom over the place , and
waited. After a few minutes three of
them moved softly around the room
leaving the fourth alone , and soon
Nell found herself alone in the middle
of the room.
Everything was so still she could
almost hear her own heart beat , when
she heard a sound of footseps coining
near nearer. With a little thrill of
terror she turned swiftly and faced
It open slowlj * . Nell seemed to feel
cold chills creeping up and down her
back. Instinctively she glanced to
ward the one window the little hut
contained , and with a little shriek
sprang toward it ; but the ghost was
before her , a tall , dark figure in a long
black domino and a slouch hat , pull
ed low over his face , Very unghost-
like he was , but Nell did not think of
In deep thrilling tones he cried :
"Do not attempt to leave theroom !
You are Nellie Butterworth. "
"Yes. " The word was whispered ,
but he heard it.
"You are engaged ? "
"No. " Decidedly.
"Want to be ? " moving- nearer to
nor.The absurdity of the question struck
Nell even while she drew back , and she
burst into a merry laugh.
There was silence for a moment ,
then the ghost spoke again.
She stepped forward quickly. Her
lover ! What was it ?
"He wished me to say he cannot go
with that undecided answer. If it be
'yes' he will return ; if it be 'no ? he will
remain in Australia till hediesv What
shall I say to him for you ? " and the
ghost stepped a little nearer.
Nell's eyes were shining ; an amused
expression crossed her face , and she
replied just a little catch in her voice :
"You might tell him " then she
stopped. "Why didn't he come him
self ? Oh , Malcolm , " in a tone of tend
er reproach , as the ghost threw aside
his black coat and slouch , hat and
stood in his sailor's suit of navy blue
her own fond , faithful lover.
"May we come now ? " cried three
Nell turned in mock anger as she
"Did you do this purposely ? " But
in spite of the tone in which she said
it there was a glad look in her eyes ,
and when everything had been ex
plained and she stood alone with
Malcolm , she whispered :
"Ghosts are rather nice sometimes ,
aren't they ? " Ex.
It Speaks for Itself.
When a mother seeks tc precipitate
herself and three children , one an in
fant , into the river as the only escape
from the sufferings of hunger and want ,
as a mother did last night , the
thought will come that the chari
table organizations of the city where
this occurs cannot be all they should
If there are any proper objects for
municipal charity a starving mother
and children crying for food should be
foremost among them. Something is
wrong when despair can drive .to such
desperate remedy as death in the
wintry flow of the river. The thought
of this little group of sufferers seeking
to cast away life too wretched to be
endured is a heart breaking one. Let
mercy and charity reach a staying
hand to such aching woe. New York
The mill goes totting "lowly around ,
With steady and bolenin creak.
And my little one hears in the kindlysounfi
The voice of the old mill spcakf
While round and round those big 'white
Grimly and ghostlike creep ,
My little one hears that the old mill sings :
"Sleep , little tulip , sleep. "
The sails are reefed and the nets are drawn ,
And , over his pot of beer ,
The fisher , against the morrow's dawn ,
Lustily makctli cheer.
He mocks at the winds that caper along
From the faroil'clam erous deep ,
But we we love their lullaby soug
Of "Sleep , little tulip , sleep. "
Shaggy old Fritz , in slumber sound ,
Groans of the stony mart
To-morrow how proudly he'll trot you
Hitched to our new milk cart !
And you shall help me blanket the kine ,
An'd fold the gentle sheep ,
And 5-et the herring a-soak in brine-
But now , little tulip , sleep !
A Dream-One comas to button the eyes
That wearily droop and blink ,
While the old mill buflets the frowning
And scolds at the stars that wink.
Over that beautiful Dream-One sweep ,
And , rocking your cradle ) she softly
sing- . : t
"Sleep , little tulip , sleep. "
Eugene Field ,
OR , THE 1CEGLEGTED GIUL.
Ife was a pleasant day in June on
which I call the reader's attention to a
small but neat cottage situated in the
suburbs of London. In a room on a
bed lay a woman , apparently tl/ing.
She was about thirty years of age. She
held by the hand a little girl of about
four years. She was what any one
would call a beautiful child ; her hair
of a dark brown fell in natural curls
about her white neck ; her eyes were
black as midnight , from whose depths
shone love for her mother , for such
the dying woman was. The parent
raised her head from the pillow and
' Mabel , darling , you must be a good
girl. Your mother is going ; try to
meet me in the better world. Good-
bye. Kiss me once before I die. "
Mabel held dp her lips for the last
kiss from her mother , and sobbed
aloud. Her mother then , turning to
the doctor who stood at the foot of
the bed , said in a feeble voice , "I have
an onlybrother a wealthy merchant
residing at Clapham. Will you
write to him when I am gone , and
tell him his sister , Mabel Waters , is
dead ? Ask him if he will take pity on
my little friendless child , and take her
as his own ; if he will not , she must be
thrown upon the cold charities of the
world. Oh if Frank were only here ! "
"What is your brother's address ? "
said the doctor mildly ,
"Henry St. Clairr Clapham Com
She then sank back upo-a her pillow
and died , leaving her earthly friends
Dr. Willis sat down and-wrote anote
to Mr. St. Glair , stating , his sister's
death. Then , calling the- neighbors
from an adjoining room , he bade
them prepare her for her lasd resting-
We will now direct theroaster's at
tention to a mansion at Clapham.
"I wonder who this is from ? " said
Mr. St. Clair , as he unfolded a letter
just handed him by the servant.
He ran Jiis eye over the-con tents ,
then threw it aside , and began pacing
the floor. He stopped suddenly in his
walk ; and , jerking the bell-rope , , or
dered the servant-to tell Mrs. St. Clair
he wished to .see her in tlib library.
The servant disappeared , and' in a
moment more Mrs. St. Clair entered ,
"Read that , May , and telLine what
you think of it. "
She read it in haste , and then saieL
"Why Henry , I did not know that
yon had a sister : you never told' ' me. "
"No , I never did ; I will now tell you
why. When we were both- young I
scarce twenty , she eighteen she had a
lover whom I despised. I talked * to
har in vain ; my father threatenedbtt
all to no purpose. My sister's lover's
name was Frank Waters. He sought
my sister's hand in marriage ; , siy
father would not consent fha.it liis
only daughter should many a , man of
no fortune ; he told her he would , dis
own her , but she heeded not niy
father's threats nor my ; mother's
prayers , nor my own threats. I iold
her'ii she married him , I , fou- one
would never see her face again- One
night in August she eloped. I sever
seen or heard from her since , , until
"Does she think that we shall take
her child and adopt her ? Oi ) does she
think we shall divide the estate be
tween her and Arthur ? Why didn't
she send her to the workhouse ? "
"Well , May , I cannot bear to. see
my only sister's child go > to the work
house , when we have the means to
spare for her comfort J'
"Then I suppose she will have to
come here. But , " she-added , looking
from the window , "herocomes Arthur ;
we will see what he says. " *
As she spoke a lad came galloping
up the path on a powerful-black steed.
He was fourteen years of age , with jet-
black hair and eyes ; he was beautiful
to perfection , and that his mother
Mr. St. Clair pulled the bell-rope
again , and Arthur was soon ushered
iiko the presence of his parents.
"Arthur. " said Mrs. St. Clair , "do
you want your cousin , Mabel Waters ,
to come and live here ? "
"I did not know I had a cousin , "
said Arthur , in surprise.
' I will explain to you , " said his fa
After he had finished , h < 3 said , "Now
what do you think ? "
"She will have to stay in iho ser
vants' hall ! " said Mrs. St. Glairshe ;
slm'j ] not mingle with us. T do uot
wish people fro know that she is any
kindred of ours. "
In about an hour after the above
conversation the carriage was on its
way for the poor orphai child. " It
was about the middle of tl ? afternoon
when Mable arrived at hei new home ;
she had expected to find one as good a ?
her mother ; but little did she know
that she was to be treated as a me
Months aped by , afid sheandArthui
met frequently , and they began tc
make friends with each other. Little
did they know what their friendship
would ripen to !
Still Mabel was kept as a menial.
Ten long years passed , weary years
to the orphan girl , with no one to say
a kind word to her except Arthur.
Now Mabel was just budding into
womanhood. So far she had looked
upon Arthur as an elder brother ; and
not until he had returned from college
did she know how dear he was to her.
She loved him with all the ardour of
her woman's nature. Arthur , who
was destined for the bar , returned that
love. Many happy hours had the
young lovers spent in the vine-covered
arbour in the garden.
* * * * * *
It was a pleasant June day , twelve
wars after Mabel was installed at the
St. Glairs. Mrs. St. Clair was sum
moned to the drawing-room , to th
presence of a tall strangei.1.
"Have I the pleasure of addressing
Mrs. St. Clair ? " said the stranger.
"You have , " she returned , with a
"I heard you ha3 a girl in your
house by the name of Mabel Waters.
I came to bring her news of her sup
posed dead father. Will you call her ? "
Mrs. St. Clair summoned Mabel from
the kitchen. She appeared before
them in all the beauty and grace so
natural to her. She was dressed in
the plainest fashion ; a plain print ,
with spotless collar and cuffs. The
gentleman sat with bowed head until
she entered ; then , starting sis if from a
dream , exclaimed , "TKis , then , is my
daughter , for whom I have sought so
long. My child my long-lost Mabel ! "
"Oh , father , rny father , is it indeed
you ? " And she was clasped to the
bosom of her parent.
Mrs. St. Clair had stood as one in a
trance. Could this distinguished gen
tleman be the father of their house'-
hod ! drudge ?
After the first burst of joy from the
long-separated father and daughter ,
Sir Francis Waters for he was now a-
Baronet , and rich turned and said ,
"I thank you , Mrs. St. Clair , for the
care you have taken of my daughter ;
we will trouble you no more. Come ,
Mabel , the carriage is waiting. " *
' But , father , " said Mabel. "I must
see Arthur first but here he comes , "
and as she spoke , Arthur came into
"What , Mabel , going to leave me ? "
he said , advancing.
"Oh , Arthur , " said Mabel , "this is
my father. "
Arthur advanced at once , and ex
tended to him his hand.
"My father too shall it rot be so ,
Mabel ? "
"Yes , if my new-found parent will
give me-lip so quickly. "
"We'vrill all live together , my child , "
responded the Baronet.
Need we add that , in two months
from the time when Mabel was thus
claimed by her father , there was a
grand wedding at the St. Clair
mansion , and Mabel Waters was
made the happy wife of Arthur St.
HAWAIIAN SUPERSTITION ,
Hideous Funeral Custom Kala-
kaua's Belief in the Kahunas ,
It is the custom for the Hawaiians
to shave the right side of the head or
beard at the death of the king , and
many of the kaihali bearers around
Kalakaua's bier beautified themselves
in this fashion. One old chap who
crouched in the corner of the room
lad his beard chopped fancifully , so
; hat the repulsivensss of his counten
ance was magnifies ! .
He was what tie natives call a
miln , or prophet , and belonged to
; ho race of kah/snas. There were
several of these gentry in the room
'onstantly , and they managed to
v ake their voices-heard in all the
trailing. Kalakaua was several sorts
tf a kahuna himself , and wrote on the
subject at great length. It seems that
shortly after he .ascended the throne
le was much terrified to learn that
; he kahunas , or "medicinemen , " were
jndeavoring to "pray him to death , "
nrhereat he hastened to declare him
self the chief priest of all the Kahunas ,
ind after that helcl monthly meetings
n his boat house , which he named
she "House of Wisdom. "
All these meetings , which were held
jehind curtained windows , and amid
; he greatest secrecy , a species of Eleus-
nian orcy was- carried on. There
ivere present tnekahuna maoli or
priests , the kahvsnasnaana or sorcer-
rsthe kahuna uhane or ghost doctors ,
ind the kahuna pele , or doctors of
Men of Cultivated Taste.
There are- about 200 tea tasters in
} his city , a. well-paid class of men ,
most of whom in the course of nature
ivill die of kidney disease superinduced
jy their umvholsome occupation. The
labits of these men are exceedingly
iiU'ious. Some of them refuse to ply
; heir trade save in the morning , on
the ground that the sense of taste
cannot be trusted after it has been
Bewildered by hours of work. Most of
; hem avoid the use of tobacco and
of highly seasoned food. Their ac
curacy of taste is astonishing. A tea
raster will grade and price a dozen
equalities of tea , nil from the same
zargo. All this accuracy seems unnec-
sssary , however , for grocers unhesitat
ingly sell the same tea to different per
sons at very different prices , PO ianov-
int are most persons oi quality in
teas. New York Sun.
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