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SONO OF TIMH.
Howworn a theme 1s that of timol
Then ?by do I begin to rhymo
Upou it now ?
Beonudo to-night tlio nir is fillcd
With voices thnt will not bo stllled
Thoy will not con&o.
And nlways sing tho snmo rcfrain
Of Time that no'cr will conio ngnln,
Of Timothnt flios.
Of nll thnt Timo sweeps in its fllght
Tho voices sing to mo to-night,
Timo curos nll caro.
Thnt is what I wonld fain boliovo,
My heart therowith I do doceive,
With fnith in Timo.
Oh, voices singing, bo you muto,
You touch n chord on my hcnrt's Into
But scldom plnycd;
Yct fllling nll tho nir nroand
With a sweet melmicholy sound.
A song of Timo t
Of Time that wns, of dnys bo fair
When till was young, nnd lovo wns thcre
Long dnys ngo t
Bo still ! bo still t thnt snd rofrain t
I daro not listcn once ngnin
To that snmo song 1
Mnybe I hold thoso dnys too hight
And yield them fnr too oft n sigh,
Thoso days long sinco !
Yet ns they wero tlio fairost yet
Of nll my days, thcn why forgot
Tliat happy timo ?
Thongh if it still shonld bo my faith
To live yet happier days, tho dnto
Of thnt sweot timo.
I'll bnry, then, within tho grave
Which holds all things forgotton, snvo
Tho prosent time.
Nor heed n voice which whispers low,
"Tha sweetest song is thnt you know
Of long ngo."
So with tho voices in tho nir
I minglcd miue, nnd, lo, wns thoro
A song of Time.
HUMBLED BY ADVERSITY.
After all," Celandine Bellairs said,
sho leaned back in her chair, her
slippercd feet half-buried in the silky
pllo of a white Angora nig, her tlim
pled hands clasped carelessly upon her
head, " it was only a joko !"
Miss Bellairs was a beauty one of
thoso radiant blondes with complex
ions of snow and rose-bloom, liquid,
hazel eyes and hair of shining brown,
nll interwoven with golil, wlioin Titian
andTeter Paul Bubens would havede
llghted to paint.
And being, withal, of an artistic
temperament, she robed herself in pale
blue tissues, cream-white nun's veil
ing and folds of Spanish blonde, with
here a deep-colored ribbon, there a
spray of blood-red roses a perfect
carnival of color, on which the eye
restod with unconscious delight.
Mrs. Ilatfleld sat opposite, the pale,
plain married sister who had all hcr
life scrved as a sort of foil to brilliant
Celandine. Mrs. Ilatfleld wasawidow,
and therefore she dressed in black;
she was poor, and therefore tho crapes
were rusty and the bombazino shabby
to beliold. Celandine, the child of her
mother's second marriage, was one of
life's butterflie3 ; she herself, poor soul,
was passively content to bo a chrysa
lis, and nothing more.
"Ajoke?" said Mrs. Hatileld, re
proachfully. "Celandine, I think you
grow wilder and more irresponsible
every day ! What do you suppose he
"Probably congratulating himself
upon his escape," said Celandine, with
a laugh ; "for it is an escape, if only
ho knew it."
"But he loved you, Celandine."
The beauty shrugged her shoulders.
"Men don't die of lovo in tliis nine-
teenth century," said slie. "And l'm
sure he never could liavo supposed
that I was going marching around the
woria aner a iiaii-siarveu army regi.
ment, living upon a lieutenant s payl"
' Then you shouldn t hayo allowed
. i 1 1.
unn iu uecumu eugugeu io you.
' I knew I could always get rid of
hira when I pleased," said tho hazel
eyed coquet. " And ho was the hand
somest man at tho Bluo Sulphur
Springs; and it.was rather arnusing to
get him away from all tho girls liere
and bring him an humble slavo to my
-1 t -L ...1 1.. If
'But, Celandine, stop and think,"
mmbleway.asort of second conscience
o her beautif ul half-sister. " If you
liinlf ir. .1 rrui'l nnd wlf.knil thinr Tn
leliberately lay yourself out to charm
mu attmct tlns younn olllccr to win
ilm to a declaration of love, to acccpt
lim and use his riag "
" And a very pretty ring it is, too!"
nurmured Celandine, dreamily, glano
ntr dnwn nt thn flnsh nf thn ili:imnnil
m her tapering flng er.
" To plan to go with him to a picnic
he very next day, and then deliber
tnlv. riurinff his temnnmrv:ilwenrf tn
ako the train and go away, lcaving
leither messago nor address I Ah,
landine, think of it 1"
It was timo tho thing was
irougni, hj au euu, sam jeianuine,
ompo,"('ly; "and I wa3 tired to death
1 i 11, , i r .
of tho Bluo Sulphur Springs and of
Lieutenant Erkskino I"
" Celandine," crlcd Mrs. IlartOeld,
" whut on earth do you supposo ho
tliinks of you?"
" I am sure I don't know," said tho
crcam-skinncd blonde, in an accent
which distinctly implied, " and I don't
"Don't you think you ought to
wrlto ?" ho3itatingly questioncd Mm.
"AVrlto? What on earth should I
writo f or ?" scornf ully crled Celandine.
' Tlio affair is over with, and it is a
good thing that it is. Do let it rest in
its grave. I shall writo its cpitaph in
my dinry, ' Flirtatlon JIo. 1001 camo
to a natural end July 3, 18 .' And I
do not supposo that I ahall ever think
of it again."
So Miss Bellairs and her sister went
to New York, renewcd their toilets,
took a trip to tho wavo washed rocks
of old "Witch Ilill, listened to tho roar
of tho surf and tho merry clash of the
band at Newport, and then camo home,
sated witli summer raptures, to Phila
delphia. Camo homo to discover, to their in
finito cliagrin and dismay, that tho
silver-haired old gcntleinan who had
been Celandino's guardian and adviser
sinco her father's death, had practiced
on her tho same extremely skillful de-
vico which sho had so enjoyed at tho
Bluo Sulphur Springs, and had disap
peared, leaving no trace behind, except
ruincd credit, an empty oxchequer
and a wliolo ream of penitential con
fessions, in lcttershapo.
" What am I to do?" said Celandine,
turning with a pale, frightened face
to Mrs. Hatneld.
And that lady, never very prompt
at an emergcncy, answered only with
a fit of inopportuno hysterics.
There aro fortunately a number of
ways, now that tho world is growing
wiser and more tolerant, in which a
woman can carn her bread, and to
these, in hapless succession, Celandine
Bellairs turned her attention.
Mrs. Moneyland, ono of her rich
frienils, wanted a companion.
" To be liko my own daughter," said
that lady, all fat, self-satisiled smiles.
And Celandino rashly believcd that
all toil and trial were at an end now.
But at a month's end poor Celandino
resigned her position.
" I am suro I don't know how you
could easily secure an easier position,"
said Mrs. Moneyland, bridling up.
" An amplo salary and really nothing
to do but to solaco my loneliness."
"Yes, I know," said Celandine.
But nobody could enduro being
called up at 3 o'clock in tho hnorning
to read aloud to you, to mend lace all
tno attcrnoon anu supenntena ser
vants all tlio morning; to sit stcad
fastly in tho house, for fear that I
might be wanted, and to loso night
after night of rest taking caro of in-
valid skyo terriers and sick parrots,
Washing or scrubbing would probably
be harder work, but it would always
come to an end !"
"You are an ungratef ul young viper!'
sobbed Mrs. Moneyland. " When you
know, too, how well your voice suited
me, and how dear Gypsy, tho dog, liked
Celandine tried a position as a tele-
graph operator next and failed. Tele
graphing required practico and nerve,
and poor Celandine had neither.
She took in bead-work and flne cm-
broidery and broko hopeless down at
the end of a week.
Mrs. Ilatfleld, who had accepted a
situation as housekeeper in a gentlo
man's fainily, viewed her poor little
sister'a successive failures with dis
" l'm sure, Celandine," said she,
don't know what is to becomo of you!
Couldn't you get in somewherejas sliop.
girl or lady attendant in somo f urnish-
ing emporium, or "
"1 do not think,I could enduro tho
fatiguo," said Celandine, faintly.
" Poor folks can't afford to bo too
particular," said Mrs. Ilatfleld, pursing
But just abont this timo Mrs
Bridgeby, the fat and comfortablo prc.
ceptress in whoso " instituto" Celan
dino Bellairs and her sister had been
educated, lost her English governess(
and graciously consented to allow Miss
Bellairs to lill tho vacancy at a merely
" Just until somcthing elso should
turn up, you know, my dear," said
Mrji. Bridgeby, smilingly.
Anu nere, ior two mortai years,
Celandino drudged on, wearinjr out
soul and body aliko in tho wrctched
servitude of an unloving task.
For Celandino was ono of thoso
nervous, sensitlve creatures, who aro
the least adaptcd to teaching of all
And yet life, insipld though it was
mustbo purchased on somo terms; and
the girl went mcchanically through her
task-work liko somo automaton, day
after day, week after week, month
Until, ono day, a gleam of possiblo
dellveranco appeared on tho horizon.
Mrs. Bridgeby waddled into tho room
and announced that a governess was
wanted at Llslo
Towor. on tho very
cdgo of tlio Adirondacks,
"And of course, my tlear," said
Mrs. Bridgeby, " I rccommend you at
once. Fivo hundred dollars a ycar,
only ono little girl to educato and
amuso, and dellghtful country air. My
dear, it's a chanco in a thousand. An
ofllcer's lady Stayl whcro Is the
card ? I declaro, I thought I had it in
my pocket. I must havo dropped it
somowhcro. But tho address is Lisle
Tower, ncar Caldwell, Lako George.
You'ro to tako tho cars to Caldwell,
and thero you aro to be mct with a
carriago. And here's your car-ticket,
all bought and paid for."
So Celandino, much rejoicing, was
borno out of tho atmosphero of scho
lastic toil into a nower, brightcr world,
and alighted ou the shoro of blue,
beautiful Lako George in the gloaming
of a soft summer evenlng.
Tho carriago was there, waiting a
dark, wine-colored landeau, drawn by
prancing black horses.all glittering with
plated harnes3, in which sat a lovely
littlo girl and a handsomo young bru.
netto of two or threo and twcnty.
" This is your littlo pupil, Miss Bel
lairs," said sho " my daughter, Ireno
Erskino. I am Mrs. Erskinc, and I
hopo that wo shall bo Mio best of
friends. My husband is a lieutenant
in tho army, so that I am necessarily
much at home, and your society willbo
tlio greatest of all boons to me."
Celandino folt sick and giddy. Tho
bluo hills that surroundod tho lako
seemcd to swim around her. The
golden sunshino becamo as bluo before
her eyes. Had tho idiotic folly of her
buttcrfly days then found her out?
Was sho going to Charlton IJrsklne's
very home, a dependent and a drudge,
to work out tho recompcnse of her
sins? Ah, how hard it was to smilo
and say "yes" and "no" os pretty
young Mrs. Erskino cliattercd on 1
Yet it was not altogether tlio shame
and tho keen mortification which
stung her so keenly. She know now-
she had known, alas ! that Charlton
Erskino's imago had been tenderly
cherished in her heart all tlieso years.
buo had llung lum away lue a
broken toy in tho insolent triumph of
her beauty, and now sho knew thnt
sho loved him
A circular, stono tower, risingj up
against the dark hemlock woods ; long
low wings, whero tho welcoming lights
twinkled brightly ; crimson, baize
lined doors thrown open, and-Celandino
entered, her eyes blinded by tho soft
glow of candles.
"It's tho now governess, Charlie,''
said Mrs. Erskino; and thcn, in an
asido "Tho prettlest creaturo you
ever saw, and with tho prettiest name
too Miss Celandino Bellairs."
And then, to her hcrror, Celandine
found herself faco tojfaco with Lieu
tenant Erskino himself, tho old lover
sho had known so long ago !
" My engaged wifo I" he said, hold-
ing out both hands, with a smilo not
entirely devoid of mischief. " Celan
dine, why did you run away from mo
four years ago?"
With a, throbblng heart sho tried to
draw away her hand.
"You aro Mrs. Erskino's husband !'
said she. "Let me go for heaven's
sake, let me go 1"
" I am not Mrs. Erskino's husband,"
saidhe. "Tho Mrs. Erskino does not
livo who lias any claims on mo !"
"Then who is this lady?" said Ce
landine, scarcely crediting her ears.
"I am Mrs. Lieutenant Erskine,"
said tho pretty brunotte. "My hus
band is in Arizona. This gentleman
is my brothor-in-law, Colonel Erskine,
who has just arrived from Washing
ton. And now. dear Miss Bellairs,
como upstairs, and let them bring you
somo tea, for I am suro you must bo
fainting from fatiguo !"
But tho radiant face which Celandino
turned toward hor disabused her from
" I don't think I shall ovor bo tired
again !" said Celandino, softly.
" Ono minute, dearest I" Colonel
Erskino whisperod, as his sl3ter-in-law
delivercd littlo Lilian into tho caro of
tho plump French nurse. " You are
still my engaged wifo? Say that you
" Oh, Charlton," sho crled, " 1 do not
deserve, after tho cruel way in which
I havo treated you, that you should
ever spcak to mo again 1"
"I lovo you, Celandine," ho sakl,
simply I havo always loved you I"
"Even when I went away from tho
Bluo Sulphur Springs?"
"Yes, ovcn then."
Sho put hcr hand in his, with ineff
ablo tenderness in her eyes.
" And I," said she, " havo always
loved you, Charlton, althoughl discov
ered it too lato."
"Not too late, Celandine." said ho
" Hcaven is moro mercitui to us than
And so, in tlio plne-scented shadows
of tho Adirondaoks, Celandino Bel
lairs solved tho rlddlo of her llfo and
discovercd tho secret of hor own heart.
Coats of Arnis nnd Scnls.
Now York has a " Collego of Her-
aldry," which does a good business in
supplying coats of arms to pcoplo dc
airous of creating tlio impression
that thoy aro descendcd from aristo
cratic ancestors. A Now York corre-
spondcnt says of this growing prac
tico: I inquired of an outsider who
knows tha collego of heraldry well,
and ho told mo of tho modus operandi.
Tho clerks (or professors) of this col
lego can tell any man all about tho
p;ist glories of his family. They can
discover peoplo's forefathers in no
time. Tho Norman lino and tho Saxon
kings, and the Welch nobility and tho
Scottish lairds cverything is at their
flnger onds. Their acquirements aro
wondcrful in tinctures, tho dex
ter and sinister chicfs, fess
and nombril, bends, chevrons
saltires, nebuly, raguly and
dancetto ;uid gule3 of every color. It
is noticeablo that tho peoplo who talk
most about their family and high birth
and lofty brceding aro thoso who have
inherited their money from industrious
fathcrs, and aro ashamed to havo it
known that their ancestors workcd. A
coat of arms is supposed to say to the
world, " We havo never earned a dol
lar in our lifo, and our father never
earned a dollar; tho monoy on which
wo live was bcqueathcd to us by an an.
cestor, who was ono of tho most illus
trious robbcrs in Europe."
Tiio correspondcnt also dropped in
to seo a well-known engraver on stono
to inquiro about seals. "Oh, yes,"
said tho proprictor, " I cngravo thou
sands of escutcheons on rings every
year, mostly for gentlemen. What
they wear them for I don't know, they
never stamn letters with them of
course. It is what Darwin or Spenccr
would call ' a survival,' I suppose, sur
vival of a habit that was onco reason
ablo and usoful. Wlien peoplo want
to know what their cout of arms is, or
want it engraved on a stone, they gen
erally apply to a jeweler and the jeweler
sends to us."
Seal rings aro mostly of sardonyx
amethyst and topaz, and tho engraving
13 dono with a lathe, a pedal turning a
littlo shaft of soft iron, whose sliarp
ened ond has been blunted to a small
disk. Tho stono is held to the edgo of
this whirling disk, which has been wet
with olive oil containingdiamonddust.
Much of tho engraving is so fino as to
bo illegiblo without tho nid of a strong
Many peoplo havo a set of homt
looks which they regularly put on
when about home, tho samo as they
put on their common clothes. With
somo it isacare-wornlook; withothers
a complaining oxpression; with many
a sickly appearance, as if they were
caying in; and with not a fow it is an
ugly, cross visage. When some neigh
bor happens to como in or when they
put on their good clothes and go out
you would not know them if you had
bocomo acquainted witli them when
wearing their homo looks. Now, what
we havo to say as hygienists on this
subject is that it is not healthy to
wear such expressions. They cer
tainly affect not only tho health of the
wearers, but of tho other members of
tho family. They are especially de
pressing to children. If worn by a
husband, to a wifo thoy aro agonizing;
if worn by tho wifo they mako the
husband feel as if ho did not eare to
hurry home. Our outside admirers,
our good neighbors and others aro
entitled to no better facial expressions
than our home people. If wo must in
somo instances chango our clothe3 for
economy's sake, let us not chango
what does not cost anything a cheer
ftil countenance. Carry that home; at
homo preaervo it; go to bed with it;
get up with it; gather tho family
around tho tablo with it. It Is a good
tonlc for sclf and everybody. Dr
Foote's Ilealth Monthly.
Indlans XcTcr Klll a Dellnnt Man.
" Indians aro liko children," said Mr.
Kirkpatrick, in recounting his adven
tures to a reporter of tho Philadelphia
Times. " If you galn their confldenco
you can do what you pleaso with them.
I never mado a promise to an Indian
that I did not keep, and so 1 mado
plenty of friends among tho tribes.
TheyHko bravcry, and will not hurt
a man who shows no fear when over
powered. When tho Indians get you
in a corner, if you stand up and baro
your breast, and tell them to shoot,
they will never do it. I havo had to
do that twico in my life, and so spe.i';
from exporlenco; but I never know
them to kill a prisoner who dcflec"
Old-fashioned patchwork In which
our grandmothcrs delighted is tho sub
ject of a now tlcparture. This novel
patchwork i3 mado by cutting founda
tion squares of muslln, all tho samo
size, and arranging upon them odds
and ends of silk or ribbon, plush or
velvet, in any way tho maker pleases
basting theih in positioa, and thcn
joining them together with feather
stitch in gold-colorcd flloselle. The
squares when completed aro jolned to
gether in tlio samo way, and tho result
is a harmonious confusion of colors
which ha3 quito an Eastern efl'ect.
Iletter I.nteTknn Never.
Elghteen years ago Miss Jennie An
drows and Mr. Alexander McGregor,
of Macon, Ga., wero engaged to be
married. But they had a lovcr's tiff
and scparated. She married Mr. Charles
Itoss and went to Texas, and ho mar
ried, it mattcrs not whom. In flve
years Boss dicd and tho widow re-
turned to Macon, and after some timo
married Mr. Lavarre. Seven years
later Lavarre was killed. In the mean.
timo McGregor had becomo a widower
Within tho past few months ho
chanced to meet in the streets of Ma
con tho sweetheart of elghteen years
ago, and though they had not met for
years tho recognition was mutual. The
old fiamo was rekindlcd.and one Sun
day morning recently a minister was
called upon to perform the marriago
Newi nml Notcfi for Woinen.
Ameriea, Miss Emily Faithful says(
is far ahead of the old world in ex
tending the field of work and educa
tion for women.
Thero are 20,000 working women in
Boston over fifteen years of age; their
average earnings are four dollars per
week; and their board averages three
dollars and a half per week.
Embroidery may have said to have
broken out in a fresh place, for cover-
ing toilets are now completely covered
with a mass of embroidery that, in
some instances, represents tho laborof
Thero aro four ladies now living in
Cincinnati, each of whom have locks
of hair cut from the head of thePrince
of Wales. while ho was visiting that
city in 1859. There was a great deal
of anxiety atthattirne to obtain relics
of this prince, and tho enterprising
barber who shaved the royal head
netted some $70 over and above the
?10 ho was paid by the prince.
Mrs. A. T. Stewart's elegant man
sion in New York, which was erected
at a cost of 1,000,000, seems to bo
more of a burden than apleasuro toits
mistress. Living alone in tho midst
of an army of servants, she is said to
be in constant dread o being stolen by
rufllans and held for ransom, and the
threatening and begging letters which
she receives do not make her existence
Philadelphia has a young woman's
homo on Clinton street which has run
juccessfully for ten years, and now
has forty-flve inmates. Clerks, tele
phono operators, copyists and tho like
live there, pay 3 a week for board,
washing, fire, lights and medical at
tendance, with use of parlors, library
and sewing machines. All this money
is spent on tho tablo and a few inci
dentals, so that conslderablc gifts aro
necessary to keep tho institution run
ning. Fnahlon Notes.
Bobes of sateen appcar among the
Checks and plaids are the f eatures of
New shades of red aro delf, sultan
and Russia-leather red.
The new muslins aro soft finished,
without any starch or size.
Ashes of roses has mado its appcar-
anco among uie lesineiiu coiora. j
Yery wido sashes of resthetic ribbon
aro to be revived for tho summer.
Robo dresse3 with embroldered
flounces appear among spring importa
tions. Birds and frults form a part of tho
design of many of the dressiest sat
eens. Buttercups and blackberries aro tho
latest Parislan combination for bou
quets. Great quantities of natural or avtl
flcial ilowers aro worn on ball
Tho featuro In new polka-dotted
cotton dress goods is tho largo sizo and
closo proximity of tho dots.
Tho draperies aro much bunchcd
around tho hips, and oven below that
point by somo dressmakers.
Extremely pretty embroidercd silk, '
muslins, crapes and gauzes aro cm
ployed for evoning and ball dresses.
Sprays of Ilowers, beautifully imi
tated in precious stones, aro taking,
as broochcs, tho placo of tho hldcous
insects so long in favor.
A new brooch represents throo owls
on a perch, and another is a basket of
ilowers ; tlio basket being gold and tho
ilowers turquoiso forget-me-nots.
Crlmpctl frills of tinted crapo set
against standing, lightly-gathered
ruflles of orlcntal lace.aro worn inside
tho neck and sleeves of evenlng
New Frencli hats are trimmed with
narrow brald embroidery. Of course,
in this caso tho hat must match tho
dress in material and color, tho crown
is plaited and tho smooth brim has a
Chain bracelets of India designs,
mado of ycllow gold, are in great
favor, and banglo bracelets of gold
wiro as fino as thread, soveral
being worn at one time, aro likewiso
Cushions for deep cano chairs aro
mado of tufted plush or satin, and as
nn accompanimcnt a strip of the samo
material and color is embroidercd as a
scarf for tho back and finished off with
deep fringe, which is generally of rich
Braiding is to become popular again.
Rounded soutache will be used, as tbe
designs can be executed in raisod work
by its use. It is easy to givo Eastern
eilects by carrying out a frco design
upon muslin, scrim or thin materiab
of any kind.
At a privato party for litW
folks, in New York, a svaM
boy wore a long coat of ruby
vet and satin trousers to mata$
vest of white satin with gold buttoawi
shoes of ruby satin covered stockinjg
of white silk.
Tortoiseshell ornaments for the hair
aro now very fashionable, especially
the clear amber sortin different shapee.
The most becoming and tho favorites
are the hairpins with small balls at tho
top, two or three being used to orna
ment the hair on one side.
Articles of dres3 as well as mantles,
hats and muffs made of material to
match tho costume are now trimmed
with handsomo bows. Largo and
small fur collars are fastened with
long ribbons, and muffs are oftcn to bo
seen with bows to match, in the iniddlo
or on both sides.
Mystcry of Jlissing Men.
One of the best men I ever knew
here a man of sixty-flvo years, who
loved his homo and family dearly, and
who had no reason for tccentricity
slipped away ono afternoon, went to
Boston and then to Washington, and
for two years drove a car there, re
maining away becauso he thought his
wifo would manage his affairs better
without him. Ho never intended to
return but was seen by chance, arrested
as a lunatic and given his choico to bo
coniined in an asylum or to do his
duty as a man. He camo back, and
after two happy years at home, died
in his wife's arms. In anothor caso
that I remember, a gentleman was
supposed to have committedsuicideby
jumping from a steamboat. His wife
mado no l'uss, but kept tho niatter
quiet, because sho alono never gavo up
the idea that his suicido wa3 a sham
and for three years sho hunted 1dm
down, and iinally restored him to his
home and business. A third caso of
which I had personal knowledgo was
that of a dry goods merchant who was
absent twenty years, and whoroturned
wealthy, mado himself knowa to his
wife, who had been married in tho
meantimc, sought out liis son and
gave him $10,000, and then went his
way as ho had come. He said ho had
left homo becauso ho wanted to ; had
not married or cared for another homo
and liked tho lifo of a wandcrer much
better than any domestic ties. Theso
instances go to show that tho caso of
alleged mysterlous disappearance may
sometimes bo accounted for without
any necessity of presupposing rob
bery and murder. Philadelphia lle
cord. Pnbllc Lettcr-Writciu.
One street sight that intercsts mo
speclally, says a Homo (Italy) letter, is
thopublic letter-writer, who still plies
his trado as in tho old, old days of
which I read so long ago. I had quite
forgotten there wero such people, but
ono morning as wo were trying to find
a short cut to the Pantheon, wo camo
suddenlyinto a quiet littlo open squaro
round which wero established seven
men, each with his tablo and writing
materhtls, waiting for custoiners. Of
course I insisted on waiting to seo
whether peoplo did really ongago in
this vicarious stylo of correspondenco,
andl wasquickly gratifled by tho ar
rlval at ono tablo of an aced woman.
and at another of a young girl, who
gavo tho seribq thoir sentiments and
their soldi, and sat watching his slow
moving llngers with evident satisfao-tion.