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THE WAY IT STHUCK HER
A llttlo rnggod orplmn glrl, who no'or
llail batf a homo nor known n parent's caro,
And who, withslioelcss fcotnnd lmtless hond,
Nowspnpers sold to carn ltcr scnnty bread,
Wns lakcn from tlio city far nwny,
H'ith othcrs of hor kind, ono summor day,
To look upon tlio ocenn. At tlio sight
Hcr thin, slinrp faeo wns fillod wlth graro tlo
Anil somo ono said, "I wondcr whnt can bo
ller thoughts, poor chlld, nbout this niighty
Slio hcard tho words, and quickly tunicd lier
And lu low toncs, " I's Uilnkin', ma'nm," sho
t'Vs glad I comed, becauso I novor sor
Enougli of anything at wunst beforo."
Hargarct Kylingc, in 1 "oung Pcople
WOOTO BY PROXY.
A rupert i.ovn stoky, vei.l told.
Shc is lcaning back in n ilccp crimson
chair, with n white drcss swecping in
long shining folds nbout hcr. Sho is
talking to two or thrco mcn with that
rathcr wcary grace hc has fjrown accus
tomcd to sce liihcr, aud which issodilTcr
cnt from thc joyous smilcs of the Jcannc
dc Ucnujcn whom ho loved so long ago.
IIo is watching hcr from thc oppositc
sjdc of thc salon as lio stands bcsidc his
hostcss, and he tclls himsclf that it is for
thc last tiinc. Ho is going to hcr prcs
cntly, and ho knows just how coldly shc
will raisc thc dark cycs that oncc ncvcr
mct his without confcssing that shc
lovcd liim. 11c knows jut what ho will
say and what shc will nnswcr, and thcre
is ho nccd for hastc in this last sccnc of
"A miin should know whcn ho is
bcaten," ho is thinking, whilc ho smilcs
vagucly in rcply to Minc. dc Soulo's com
monplaccs. "Thcrc is more stupidity
than counige in not accepting n dcfcat
whilc therc is yct timo to retrcat with
some dignity. For six wccks I havc
shown hcr, with a direetnoss that has, I
daro say, hecn amusing to our nmtiial
fricnds, that aftcr tcn ycars' alcnco my
ouly objcct in returning to Paris is hcr
socicty. Shc caiinot uvoid meeting mc
in puhlic, but shc has stcadily rcfused to
rcceivc ino whcn I call upon her, or to
Jicrmit mc a word with hcr alonc. I
lavo bccn a fool to forgct that nll thcsc
ycars in which I rcgrcttcd hcr fche has
naturally despiscd mc, but at lcast it is
not just of hcr to rcfusc mc a hcaring."
Thc momcnt hc has bccn waiting for is
comc. The little court nbout hcr dis-
Jicrscs, until therc is but onc miin bcsidc
ler, and she glnnces around with a look
of mild nppcul ngainst thc continuanec of
Dc Palissier has cscnped from his
hostcss in an instant, and thc ncxt he is
murmuring, with thc faintot supicion
of a trenior in his voicc, " Will .Muil'.
dc Jliramon ponnit mc a daneo ?'
"Thanks,3I. dc Palissier, but I :im
not dancing this cvening," sho replics,
with cxactly thc glancc and tonc hc o.
pccts. "Will nindamc givc mc a fcw mo
mcnts' scrious convcration ?" and this
timo tho trcmor is di.tinct, for cvcn the
ninetecnth-ecntury liorror of melodrama
cannot kccj) a man's ncrvcs (piitc fctciuly
whcn hc is asking a (jucstiou on wliich
his wholc futurc tlcpcutR
" Onc docs not coinc to balls for
scrious convursation " tlio begins.
" Vherc may I comc, thcn ?'' lic intcr
" Nowhcre. Thcrc is no nccd for
scrious convcrsation bctwccn u, M. de
Palissier," she replies, haughtily, and
rising shc takcs thc mm of the'much
cditied gcntleman be.-idc her, and movcs
It is all he has prophesied to himsclf,
and yct for a momcnt tho lights swini
dizzily beforo him, and thc passionato
swectne.ss of that Strauss waltz thc band
is playing stabs his hcart like a knife.
For u momcnt hc does not rcalize that ho
is standing ouitemotionlcss, gazing, with
despair in his eyes, after Mme. dc 3H
ramon's slcnder, wliite-clad iigure, and
that two or thrco pcople, who havc scen
and hcard, arc looking at him with that
nmused pitv which sentimental catastro
phc ahvays insjiircs in thc spectntors.
Somo ono touchcs his arm prescntly
vith her fan, and with a start ho comes
ti himself and recognizcs Lucillc dolleau
jcn, tho young sister of IIme. dc 3Ii
ramon, whom ho remcmbers yeara ago as
a child, and with whom ho has dauced
Ecveral timcs this winter.
" And our waltz, monsicur?" shc asks,
gayly. "Donottcll mc you havo for
gotten it. That is evidcnt cnough, but
you should not admit it."
"Iillc pardons, mademoiscllc," licmut
"Iam vcry good to-night," shc saj-s,
putting her hand on liis mechanically e.-
tcncleu arm. " l iiougii tno waltz is iiait
ovcr, therc is still timo for you to get mc
So thcy mako thcir way through thc
salon, sho talking lightlv and without
pausing for a rcply, whilc he, vagucly
jjrateful to her for extracting him from
an awkwnrd position, wondcrs also that
shc should caro to bc so kind to a man
whon Iicr sister has trcatcd with such
Tho rcfreshmcnt ronm is nlmost cmpty,
and shc scats hcrself and motions him to
n chair bcsidc her when hc lias brought
hcr nn icc.
"Do you think, M. lo Marquis, that it
was only to cat ices 'itli you that I havo
forced my socictv so rcsolutely upon
you?" sho asks, with a look of earncst
ncfis very rarc on hcr bright coqucttish
"I think you an angcl of comjiassion
to an old fricnd of your childhoou, 3111c.
L icillc "
" It wns compassion, but morc for my
sister than for you," she eays, gravely.
"Your sistcrl" ho eehoes, bittcrly.
"It has not occurred to mo that 3Ime.
dcIiramon is in needof compassion, and
yours is too swect to bowasted "
"Chut, monsicur," she interruptcd.
"Forgct that I nm as fond of prctty
spceches as most young womcn, and
tliink of mc only as Jcannc de Miramon's
Bistcr, who belicves that, inuch ns bho
loves her, you lovc hcr cvcn morc "
For tho Bceond timo this cvcning Do
Palissier forgets jiossil.'lo obscrvors, and
clasns both tho girl's slcnder hands in his
ns ho lnurmura, unsteadily: "Godblcss
"You forgct thntYchavc an audicncc,
monsicur," sho says, withdrawing hcr
hnnds quickly, but with a smilo of frank
comradcship. "I havo a story to tcll
you, and not much timo to tcll it in.
Ycars ago, whcn Jcannc lcft hcr convcnt
on bccoming flancce to M. do JHramon,
sho mct you at hcr iirst ball, and you
lovcd cach othcr. It was vcry foolish,
for you wcrc a cadct of your houso, and
only a sous-licutcnant, and Jcauno had
not a sou, so both the familics wcrc
furious; but nll would havo cndcd as
wcll as a fairy talo if you had bccn rca
sonablc. Jcannc mct you timo aftcrtimc
in secrct, and promised any amount of
paticncc, but shc would not run away
and marry j-ou in dcllanccof licr parents;
so you tormcnted hcr with doubts, and
shamcd hcr with suspicions until shc
drcadcd thoso secrct mcctings nlmost as
much as shc longcd for them. At last,
aftcr making a more violcnt quarrel
than usual, you cxchanged from your
rcgimcnt at Yersaillcs to onc in Algicrs,
and lcft hcr no rcfugo from the rc
proachcs of our fathcr and inother but
to marry M. do Jliramon. Hc might
have rcfuscd to marry hcr aftcr hcaring
hcr confcss, ns sho did, that sho had
givcn hcr hcart to you, nnd that only
your dcscrtion had induccd her to con
scnt to thcir marriagc. But hc did not;
hc had a bcttcr revcngo than that. 11c
married hcr, nnd for cight ycars he tor
turcd hcr in cvcry way that a jcalous and
crucl man can torment a proud, puro
woman. IIo opcncd all hcr lcttcrs, hc
madc spics of her scrvants, and not a day
passcd that hc did not insult hcr with
somc mcntion of your namc. Our ia
rcnts dicd within a fcw months of the
marriagc, and I was at thc convcnt.
Therc was nothing to bo dono with her
misery but cnduro it, knowing that she
owcd it all to your impaticnce. Can you
wondcr that shc is unforgiving ?"
IIo is lcaning on tho small tablo bc
twccn them with foldcd arms and down
bcnt cj-es, nnd he is vcry pale, cvcn
through tho bronze of tcn African sum
mcrs. "I lovcd her nlwn3-s " he says, nl
most innudibly; thcn pauscs; nor does
he tiiiish his sentcncc, though shc waits
for him to do so.
"You lovc hcr? You could not havo
wrecked hcr lifo morc utterly if you had
hnted her. Can you wondcr that she has
grown to fear thc thought of lovc that
has bccn so crucl to her as yours nnd hcr
husbnnd's? Jlonsicur, my brother-in-lnw
dicd two ycars ago God is so good !"
continues Luoillc, liercely. "Since thcn
.Icnnnc hns bccn nt pcaoe, and sheshrinks
with absolute horror from disturbing thc
calm which hns comc to her aftcr such
stonns. She fears you, shc avoids you,
bcrausc shall I tcH you why?"
She can sec his liH quiver cvcn undcr
the hcavy mustachc, but hc ncithcr
spcnks nor rnises his cycs,
"Shc loves you," murmurs Lucille,
Ile lifts his eyes now nnd looks at her
dumbly for an instant; thcn, rising, ab
ni)tly walks away.
IIo oomes baek iircsentlj-.
"Jlychihl," ho says, very gcntly, "do
not try to makc mc belicve that, unlc-s
you aic very stire, for if I oncc belicve
it again, I I "
" I am ns surc as that I livo that
.Icnnnc has ncvcr ccnscd to lovc you, and
that you enu force hcr con'fcss it if you
will makc lovc to mc."
"I? You? You nro lnughingnt mc!"
with a rush of color into his dark face.
" Do you think so ill of Jeannc's bh
ter?" shc asked, softly.
"Pardon. I am scarcely mysclf, and
I cannot imagine how "
" Jcannc will not reccivc you becauso
shc knows hcr own hcart nnd is nfrnid of
it. She fears that you will destroy the
hard-won pence she valucs so highlv.
liut you arc wealthy, distinguihcd, the
head of your namc a vcry dillcrcnt pcr
son from what you wcrc tcn ycars ago,
nnd shc can tind no reason for rcfusing
you as my suitor if I eonent, and ns my
chnperon she must bc prcscnt nt all our
mci'tings. You begin to underatand?
Makc her sce that your lovc is not nll
jenlousy; makc her rcmember mnkc hcr
"Ilut, forgivc mc, when onc has loved
a woman for tcn ycars," with a faiut
f-mile, "therc is no room in one's hcart
for cvcn a pretensc at loving anothcr."
"If there wcrc, monsicur, I should
ncvcr havc proposcd my jilot," t-ho re
plies, with dignity. " It is becausc I
have watched you all thcsc weeks aud
know that your lovo is worthy of my
sister that 1 tru.-tyou. llut it is not with
one's hcart that ono prctends. Entin, it
is with you, to consent or dccline."
"Decline!" he echocs, with a passion
nono ihc less intenso for its quiotness.
"Docs a dying man deelino his last
chance of life, howcver dcsperate it may
Thc ncxt week is full of bitter sur
jiriscs to the proud nnd patient woman,
whoc pathctic clinging to her new-
Xounil pcace J.ucillc so wcll undcrstaiHls.
Though it is long sincc shc has ponnitted
hersclf to rcmember anything of thc
lovcr of hcr youth except his jcalousy,
sho ha3 bclicvcd in his faithfulness ns ut
terly as shc dreained it, and whcn sho rc
ceivcs Do Pnlisier's notc asking tho con
sent of his old fricnd to his lovo for her
sister, tho pain sho fecls bcwilders and
dismays hcr. "With a smilo whoso cyni
cism is as much for hcrself as for him,
sho gives thonote to Lucille, expectingau
instant rejcction of tho man whoso mo
tives in pursuing them thcy had both so
misunderstood. But with a gay laugh,
"Thcn my sympathy has bccn all with
out cause," tho girl cries. "By nll
mcans lct him comc, my Jcannc. It
IltllMIWb nuuim "HU JMt.O illl "rt
Ccascd to regret him, and ho is tho bcst
I parti in Paris, and trcs bcl hommo for his
It is nuitc truo there can bo no omec
tion to the wealthy and distinguislied
Marquis do Palissier if Lucille is willing
nono but thc pain at hcr hcart, wliich
shc is too asiiameil cvcn to confcss to
hcrself. So a noto is writtcn, fixintr au
hour for his iirst visit, and Mmc. do
Miramon prepares hcrself to mcct tho
man whom shc last saw alono in all tho
liassionatoangerof a lovcr's (luarrcl.
Thcrc is tho sound of whcels in tho
courtyard, nnd sho riscs with n hasty
Ldanco nt hcr rcllcction in tho mirror.
" His old fricnd!" sho murmurs, scorn
fully. "I daro say I look an old woman
Thcn she turns with a look of graccful
wclcomc, for tho door is thrown opcn and
a scrvnnt nnnounccs:
" y. lo Marriuiso do Palissier."
"Nothing could givc mc grcatcr plcas-
uro than to rcccivo ns my sistcr's suitor
tho old fricnd of whom tho world tclls
mc such noblo things." Sho uttcrs licr
little sjicccli as naturally as though sho
hnd not rchearscd it a dozcn timcs, and
holds out hcr prctty hand to him.
"You nro too good, niadamc," hc re
plies, vcry low; and sho rcllccts that ho
is, of course, n little cmbarrasscd. " I
am nfrnid you had much to forgivc in
thoso duys so long ago, but timc, I trust,
has changcd mc."
" It would bo sad, indccd, if timc did
not givo us wisdom and coldncss in cx
chango for nll it takcs from us," shc says,
with a quick thrill of pain that ho
should sjicnk of tcn ycar3 ns if it wcro
"Not coldncss," ho cxclaims, coming
ncarcr, nnd looking at hcr with cycs that
makc hcr fccl a girl again " If you could
sce my hcart, you "
"Mny I cntcr, my sister," asks tho
gay voicc of Lucille, ns sho appcars from
bchiiul tho porticrc nt so fortuuato a mo
mcnt for the succcss of hcr plot that it
is to bc feared that shc had bccn cavcs
dropping. Dc Palissier turns at oncc nnd prcsscs
hcr hand to his lips.
"Madcmoisellc," ho says, tcndcrly, "I
am nt your fcct."
Thcn bcgin a charming little comedy
of lovc-making, in wliich Lucille plays
hcr rolc with prctty coquctry and hc with
And tho chapcron bends ovcr her lacc
work and hcars the carcssing toncs sho
thought sho had forgotten, and sces thc
tcndcr glanccs sho imagined shc had
ccntcd to rcgrct, all givcn to her young
sister in her unrcgardcd prcscncc. Sho
is vcry patient and uscd to sulTcring, but
at lcngth shc can cndurc no longcr, aud
not daring to lcavo tho room she movcs
away to n distant writing-tablc whcro sho
is at lcast bcyond hcaring.
Thcro is an instant pausc bctwccn tho
conspirators, and whilo Do Palissicr's
cycs wistfully follow M'nic. do Mira
mon, Lucille scizes hcr opportunity with
a promptness that would havc dono
crcdit to n Hichclieu or a Talleyraud, or
any othcr princc of schemers.
" Couragc, monsicur !" shc munnurs.
"Shc has bccn cold to me cvcr sincc
your noto camc. You would makc a
chariiiing jcuuc prcmicr at thc Francais,
only whcn you do say wiything vcry
tendcr, do you rcmember to look at me
instcad of Jcnnnc." And she breaks
into n laugh so utterly amused that hc
prescntly laughs, too, and thc sound of
thcir mirth causcs nn odd blot in thc
poor ehaperon's writing.
A lnonth has dragged by wrctchedly
cnough, both to tlie conspirators nnd
tlicir vietim, nnd, like nll things earthly,
has coinc to an cnd at last. Kven
I.ucille's cnergy could not kcep Dc Palis
sier to his rolc, if hc did not belicve
that in surrcndeiing it hc must givc up
thc bitter-.-iwcet of Jcaune's daily
presenre, which cvcn in its serene in
diircrenre had bccome the onc charm of
life to him. Mme. dc Mirnmou nnd hcr
sister arc spcnding a week nt her villa
near Paris, and De Palissier, who is to
iiceompany them on a riding )arty, hns
arrived n little lnte, and linds both sisters
already in tho court-yard, with somo
hoises nnd grooms, whcn ho cnters.
Lucille comes to him nt oncc ns hc dis
inounts, with n look of alarm instead of
her usual coquctry.
"Donotlet Jcannc rido Etoilc." shc
said, anxiously. "Shc has thrown
Guillaume this morning."
Mme. dc Mirnmou is standing beide
nn old grooin, who is holding the horse
in qnestion, and she does not look at her
sister or De Palissier as thcy approach.
"Lct mc rido Etoile, nnd take my
hor.-e to-day, madame," De Palissier iys,
eageiiy. "I should liko to mn-ttT a
hoi-.-e "who has thrown so excellcnt n
,'room ns Guillaume."
" So should L" shc savs, with a liard
little laugh, and she steps on thc block.
"Jeanne !" cries Lucille.
"Ientreat vou for vour sistcr's sakc.
Shc will bo tcrribly alarmed," De Pa
lissier says, hurriedly.
"Thcn you must con''Olc lier. ino
.nvater her alarm thc t;reatcr your dc-
lightful ta-k, inoiisicur," and she looks
it liim with a deiiant pam in licr eyes,
like a stag's at bay. "1 shall rido
'Then I say that vou shall not," lio
nnswers, putting his arm ncross thc sau
dle, nnd meeting her cycs with a Midden
blazc in his.
For an instant thcy cazc at each
othcr in uttcr forgct fulncss of any othcr
lircfCMco than thcir own. Thcn she
sjirings from thc block and cpmcs closo
"Ihatc vout" shc nasps, and turning
gathersup hcrhabit in ono hand and runn
into the houso, swmly lollowcd uy ue
Palissier. In the salon sho faces him
with a gcsturo of passionate pride.
" Leave me !" sho says. "I forbid
to sneak toinc."
Ile is vcry pale, but tho light of
triumph is in his eyes, and, like most of
men, being triumphant, ho is crucl.
" Vhy ilo you natcmor' lio asKeii, lm-
"Ibegyour pardon," sho stammcrs,
dropping tho cycs wliich sho knows nre
bctraying hcr, "1 should havo said "
" You should have said, ' I lovo you,' "
hc murmurs, coming closc to her and
holding out 1ns arms. "Does it nurt
you that I should know it at last I who
hnve loved you for nll thesc ycars ?"
"But Lucille," slic falters, moving
awny from him, but with eyes that shino
nnd lips that quivcr with bowildcrcd
" Ncvcr mind Lucille," cries thnt young
lady very cheerfully from tho doorwny.
It has bccn all n plot lor your iianiiincss,
Jcannc, which would never havo suc-
cecdcu n you liau Known your sis.ter as
well as sho know you. To think that 1
would bo content with tho wreck of any
man's hcart! fi doncl "Whcn my day
" Like Aleinnder, I will reign,
And I will reigu nlono."
A tabular cnumcration ot tho colonial
siibjccts of tho four Europcan powcrs
having largo colonial possessions show
tho following totals: Eugland, 207,130,
879; Holland, 21,380,091; Spain, 0,399,
347; Frnncc, 2,330,000, not includiug
Gnboon, whoso populntion is unknown,
Algeria nnd countries gencrnlly undcr n
French protcctoratc, such as Tunis, Ton
quin and Cambodia.
Adulterated lagcr becr is said to bo
rapuiiy lncrcasing insauity, iingm's uis-
CaSC UUU bUllUU 1U UILltUUIlJ.
Mcn nnd IVomcn in Tonquln.
I landcd on the rivcr banks. nnd founa
mysclf in tho miust of n populntion dif
fcring nltogcthcr fromnny I had hithcrto
cncountcrcd ovcr a prctty widc portion
of tlio globc. Slim, diminutivo crcatnrcs
thc Tonquincsc arc, coninared with whom
cven tho Bcngalco of tho Gangcs dclta is
n giant. But, strangc to say, tho womcn
in most cascs aro ns comcly nnd fair ns
Ihc men nro rcpulsively ugly. But thcir
si.c is ridiculous. Of nbout tho samo
btaturc as Goorkhas, thcy on an avcrago
probably wcigh no more than half thc
sturdy hill man. Thc mcn nnd womcn,
whcn tho mcn nro dresscd nt all, nro
drcsscd nlikc. A colorcd handkcrchief
is coqucttishly ticd round tho back of
thc head, and tho othcr garments aro a
long loosc blousc with widc pantaloons.
It is diflicult for the newcomer at Iirst to
distinguish thc scxcs. "Whnt is most
wondcrful, howcver, of thc costumcs now
in fashion is thc hcaddrcss which tlio
bcttcr-oil Tonquincsc ladics wear. A
" mushroom-shapcd basket " might pcr
haps dcscribo it, but then tho
mushroom must bc of the sizo of
a drawing-room tablc. Add two
cnormous tasels pcndant on cithcr sidc,
and placc underncath a Malny-fcaturcd,
sallow-complexioncd doll of about fifty
pounds wcight, and somc idca may bo
forincd of a llaijihong bcllc. Mcn and
womcn, as in Cliina, all carry fans. In
dccd, I havc scen coolics whose walking
costunic was limitcd to a fan and tho
wovcn substitutc for a fig lcaf which so
oftcn sulliccs for clothiiig in thc East.
In new English settlemcnts, aftcr tho
jniblic house wliich has nttrnctcd nttcn
tion to thc locality, thc first buildings
crectcd nrc gcncrally a church and a
prison. Frcnchmen nlwnys begin with
a cafo rcstaurnnt, and so llaiphong al
ready boasts its cstablishmcnt of that
dcscription. It is, of course, thc ccntrnl
building nnd most markcd fcature of thc
placc. It is strangc how thc French not
only carry thcir languagc, thcir manners
and tlicir customs with them to thcir for
eign possessions, but how thcy commu
nicato them also to tlicir subject popula
tions. Thus, in our cafe herc we havo
Tonquincsc waitrcsscs, who, with thc fcw
words of French thcy havc lcamcd, havc
ncquircd nlso in some inexplicablc man
ner thc coquettish airs aud gnit of Par
isian bnisscricattcndants. London Sland
ard. Sforngo of Tcn.
Sincc thc era of stcamcrs tho fact is
undoubtcd that cargocs do not arrivc in
ncarly as good condition ns in thc old
clippcr days. "Steam" is nbout tho
commoncst form of damngc known, nnd
it is surprising how small an cseapc will
taint a largo quantity of tea. On thc
otlier hand, damage which is attributcd
to steam oftcn has nothing to do with it.
Many tcas do not kcep, and they com
mencc to fernient nlmost from thc day
thcy arc packcd, nnd in proportion nsthe
stylc of mnkc of thc nrticle falls off year
by ycar so docs its jiowcr of kecping.
The tight-rollcd, hard Ningchows of
ycars ago wcnt oh" verj' little, nnd tho
mcrehants of tlio last gcneration nlmost
clns.-ed tea with winc nnd cigars, and
considered it rnther tho bcttcr for age;
whereas, nowadnj-s, it is lookcd upon,
nnd very properly, ns a pcrishable artielo
like but tcr. Considering that tea is packcd
in wooden cacs with closo joints, nnd
nlmost hermeticnlly scnlcd in lend. it is
nstouishing how it will get tainted, A
casc was reccntly scen whcre a wholo'
warehouse caught thc smell nnd llavor of
orauges mcrcly, it is said, from oranges
being earricd through part of the build
ing. "We havo nlso hcard it stated that
in onc or two warchou?es whcro winc is
stowed nll tho teas run moro or less
"wincy." This ilavor, whcn natural to
thc tea, is not considered objectional,
but when caused by any forcign contact
priccs nro heavily nirccted.
In household eupboards tea may often
bc scen stowed ncxt to checse,- ajiplcs,
lcmons, and othcr highly-scented articlcs
of consumption, nnd thcn the lady
housekeepcr is surjirised nt the vnrious
llavors combined in a single cuj) of "un
rivalcd early picked." It may bo argucd
that a llavor cvcn of chccsc is prcfcrablc
to nono at all, but a3 "good wine needs
no bueh," so does good tea rcquire no
llavoring; and good tea can still bo
bought if thc American public will only
pay a prico for it. Tho cxpericnccs
gained by thc caso in point should im
)iess on nll retnilers the ncccssity of carc
fully sclccting thc jilnce for stowing tca,
rcmoving it from any stock likely to ex
crcie any injurious cffect, a iirccaution
ncglcctcd by many groccrs to thcir own
uo small detriment. Iloston Jimlget.
Tcn Which Is Not All Tcn.
A largo New York dealer is out in a
statement that there is on hand in this
country and thcreforc surc to bc put on
tho markct, an cnormous quantity of
adulterated nnd bogus tca. It hns beeu
necumulating for years. England was
lieforchand with a law forbidding its
landing thcre, and thc rcfusc of herports
has been coming ovcr here.
This tea nicrchaiit says:
" Tho consumption of tcain thc United
States is about 0."!, 000,000 pounds a ycar,
and thc importation has averaged about
80,000,000 pounds, of which about 12,
000,000 is of tho spurious stult. Tho
stock has becn necumulating for overten
ycars, and there nro millions of pounds
of bogus tcn now in Mock in this coun
try awniting nu opportunity to be dis
ioscd of by dealers in it. Tlio protits of
this business aro enormons."
By far thc greatcst amount of adultcr
ntion is found in green teas. One favor
itc brand is made of speut leaves, that is,
tca which has bccn onco uscd nnd from
which tho virtuc has becn extraeted.
Thcsc rcmains nro redried, colorcd and
fricd with soapstone, and sometiiiies
mixcd with Prussian bluc, earthy sub
stances, n kind of French chalk and
magncsia. Gypsum is nlso used to a
great cxtcnt iu adulterating tea, and it
is often loadcd with sand or particles of
gravcl, cach particlo artistically rollcd up
in a lcaf, so that it cannot bo discerncd
by tho cyo and is onljr discovcred by
chcmical nnnlysis. Thcn, ngain, thcy
makc tca from a powdered tca, or dust,
in which no lcaf nt nll is used, rollcd up
into pellcts liko shot, hcld together by a
sort of gum. This is known as shotty
gunpowdcr. It is not tea nt nll.
Pcnnsylvnniahas 18,010 public schools,
New York 18,015 (ono less), Ohio
10,470, nnd Illiuois 15,203.
J S. OlIANDLUlt, l'cn?Ion Attornoy,
Prosccntcs nll ponsion clnlm on niod
Stnio caso cnrofully nnd inclo.o stnmp to
At II. I). Mnynnrd's olTice. Knst Middlo
bnry, every Vcdnosdny i.nd .Snturdpy from
J.VMES M". SLADL-,
Attorncy nnd Counselqr at Lmv, and
Solicitor and Mastcr in Chanccry.
Ofllco iu Browstcr's Block.
Middlebury, Vt., April 2, 1877.
Thcso hcavy frosts romlnd you tliat wln
tcr 13 prowlliiB round tho woathcr edecs.
You arc golni; to mako yourselfcomfortaDle,
ofcourse. How? I'acktho pork-barrel.pllo
upthowood.battcnthcwlndows. On what
nreyouRoinRtoslcep? On your old fcathcr
tieds nnd halrmattrcsscs? Not lf you nre ns
wlsonswo thlnkyou nrc. Thoso asthmatlo'
couglis, rhcumntlo klnks, nnd ncuralRio
twliiRes that worrlcd you so last winter
tnustn't he fooleil wlth this. Or lf you nro
wllllng to tnko tlio chanccs wlth your nnl
innl beddlng, you oughtn't to lmpose tho
pcnnlty on your wlfo nnd chlldren. Lct
comcbody nbout tho houso havo a chanco
to cscapc. i
Oenrze W. Snow, of Oardiner, Mo., tnnied thlnirJ
ronnd in bia honsa In ehort order. He writes : ' llad
been subject to roDstaot pain and troable from aithma
fnr two yoars. rierer retlred without makinK arranRe
menta to rfoe, and bave had to get up in tbe middle of
the night to BtruRgle for breath for boun. Since I
pot your Pino-Palmine bed I hare nerer had to rise
but once, and that waa the nrnt night I elppt on it. I
Dow fileep well, and my appetite ia Qxcellent.'
From Oct. lst toAprll 1st you will boln
bcd 1,130 hours about Blxty days. Your
rooma nro cloo ln winter, nnd yourbcds
lf of fcathcrs, halror othcr conductlng sub
Btancc musttakoup and hold, ln conncc
tlon wlth tho anlmal mattcr nlrendy ln
OBlno yoursclves Iraprlsoncd for two months
lu contact wlth such bcddine. You mny
not suspcct you nre vlolatlng hcnlth laws,
but you nre. Tho tcstlmony of tho thou
.Bands who havo Improved ln henlth a
soon ns thcy pot ofl" thelr nnlmal beds nnd
, on n l'ino-l'nlmlno mnttrcss, la ngnlnstyou.
If there H no ai:cnt near you, ?end ordera, with length
and broadth of bed, to Agent l'lno.l'aholiia Oo., 115
Watcr strout. Bolton, Alaaa.
THE NEW SALIHE STANDARD WIHDMILL,
Manufactnrcd by J. G. GROSS & BltO.,
Is the King of Mills !
fJo powor i3 choapcr than wlnd for
ralslns wator from tho doop to
any holght. Why this Stand
ard is tho bost and
why buy it:
First It is the fimplest, stron03t nnd
lcat complicntod wind eiiKino mado.
fc'econd Tho ice nnd slect cnnuot prevent
Tliiid It has moro powor, owing to its
construction nnd incclianism.
I'ourth It is self-ieKUlntins, thereforo nl.
v(nvs on n Imlnncc, so u cluld cau liaudlo it.
1'iflli This mill has nll of tlio combinn
tions which ninl.es it reroiul to nono, jio-srf-sinj,'
Kioiit cnpncily nnd dnrability. Every
mill is wai ranted to donllwo claira forit.
l'arties dcsiriiifi windmills will do well to
cnll nnd t'ut our rvrices boforo lookinc else
where. Hendforcur illustr.ited pninjililets
nnd prioes, orcall nt I'nrl A Bnrmim'ft, whero
wo will be found on Monday of o.ich week.
Oideislcft nt Kail fc iinrnum's storo will
receio prompt niteu'ion. Aconts wauted iu
evory connty Addrcs?, with stamp,
J. A. WATTS & SOK,
(Gen'l Agcnts for Vermont),
Coiit-iiliilti(iai Iutlox. f 1Jh
ousen.wliloh islvoH tlio Symp-
lOlllH, C'miM!, IllHl tllO UliHt
Tiviitmcnt ofenoh. A Tnblo
Ul-v-ln;?till tlio pvlnolpul dnms
used for Llo llomo, -vlti tlio
r!Iiiui'.V dose, oirootw, iiikI
anthlolo vlion tv io1hoii. jV.
,X'ille -wltli im lOiitrriivliifc r
tlio 1 Ioiwo'sToet U nt cllirovoiit
Wes, irltlv ltuloH for tolllntr
tlio ao. vnluublo oollo!-
Iloxi of IteorlplH tuifl miioli
otliov -'iiluillf lnl'oi'imitlon.
droHH lntlio ITnltotl WtutoH or
GtiTJB HVTES :
Pluo Coolos. ... SI.OO
Ton Coploa, -Tvvonty
Coplo3, - -Ono
iiEW YORK EWSPAPER UNiON,
134Lconnrd Strcet. New York
HEW IMPR0YED8 FLANGE
r ua,u. . ii r k i: 1 1 1 1 a
Thc Only 8-FlaicSafein the World
AND CONTAINI"G AtORE IMl'ROVE
ilKNTSTIUN ANY OTHEH SAFE
MADE, SUCH AS
Moro seenro from Bnrlar3 than any other
Firo-I'roof Safe. nnd uo oipense iu
Itopairing Bolts or Locks.
Patent Hinged Gn.p,
Insicle Iron leinings,
AND GIVE TI1E
Eoing the Must Ilishly Finished,
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Class Safc evor prcduced.
Tlioso Celebratod Safo3 had tho
n a. n t
and Haverhill Fires.
Aliu silieo iiiiu iiuio iircab ujiu iuipuriu
miprovements nava neon maue. ueior 51V
int; your order to any otlier concern seud fo
pnctis uua aescnptivo cataiosue.
How iVaich Casss aro Macs.
TliWpnire-iiofiiiniiHfai'tnT'Mi :i i i - o-it
.'v o.uiies io.-, wuci startcu 111 . icini-4 1
aii'l tho mvthinls and t .s i
n-aing the-o watch can- ar n'-frt l 1
patent.-.. Thit U tlie on.y it il ' c t
Kii'rr t!iii prna:i3. i'or many vn s t 1
lopoirihtrprojiiilicoaaln t iil.-.ti'I'' w.
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lmt v,-as i::adc of genmne ' . I rltwj
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In this watch caso the part3 JjZ
mobt sulijcct to wear tho buu,crovn, l-ni '
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Jum Uom' aaj Krjiloa aUV CaMt ar aud.
(7b be tonttnual.)
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