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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT SATURDAY JULY c 31, 1897.
A RIGHT TRUE FAIRY TALE. . 1 used to scofT at Xairy lore and tales 01 magio epell, Df Jeweled caves and palaces where klndlj spirits dwell. , 1 fleemea It folly to believe the stories thai I heard !pf knights who found their strength re newed by tallsmaulo word; Ot desert places madoto bloom with Cow ers sweet and rare. Of sudden riches brought to them whoa fate had bid despair. 3 thought. Indeed, our modernjfworld too sa3 a place to hold The hosts of fay who gave so much to slm pier mem of old. nd yet oh. Inconsistency! I eometlmei half confessed .That evil spirits with wicked wiles pool humankind distressed. Sn foolish wisdom, so I scorned what llttl children knew, By birthright of their Innocence, to be ex aotly true. !Sut now my unbelief Is helped In glad and ' wondrous wise; She talry-v Queen herself has struck tht . . scales from off my eyes. Uknfl an the glories that I held to be an Idle dream, flBefore my eight are spread abroad to dazzli ! with their gleam. dTns desert Is a garden blown, the princess walks In light. My trm Is powered with the strength the fairy gave the knight. Pweet muslo tinkles In the dells; I know e palace Ilea VFlthln the wood, and jewels drop frorr. j '.weeping maidens' ey-es. r cruel giant, whom I feared, lies dead upon the plain, ((The moonbeams light the. elfin dance, th f world is glad again. 09 fiirh my new-found faith Is grown that HO pne may conceive fA thin too strange or wonderful for me to I quite believe. jAod all this change Is brought about by on PUJtl UltMtlU YYUm' fX lady spoke It yesternight the sweetei ver aeaxa. !iXil"T. Bj. ''irnusa, In Chicago Journal. IRS. PERCY'S SPEECH. .,BY AHWIB H. DONIfELL, -"VH, IS it you, Myra? Come up here II and sit own in the hammock, flou're just the person. I want to make any speech to!" i "Mercy! is it long- and dry, and has at a moral?" cried Myra, retreating Wlowly down the path. ! Mrs. Percy Fenley then ran down, the jwide veranda steps and dragged her genilj back. i "Bless your innocent heart," 6he laughed, "it's all moral! I've just been working- out the most beautiful perora tion. Oh, you needn't look for ruy Writing' things. My speeches are al . rways in my head. They never get a chance to g-et out at folks, unless some Innocent victim like yourself happens along unwarily. Ko use to try to es cape now, my dear you're caught!" "Then here's for making- the best of it," said Myra, making a grimace of xneek resignation, and curling up cozily In the hammock. "Go on, Mrs. Percy!" ; She was quite used o this small worn- n's ways, and not at all loth to hear what new notion was buzzing behind itbe small woman's pretty brow with the runaway curls on it. . lira. Percy hitched her rocker a trifle bearer the hammock, and let it begin again its gentle swaying back and iorth. ' "I'm in sober earnest, Myra. There's common sense in it as big as its moral!' She said. ' ' Myra groaned under her breath. "I ifeel a little sleepy already," Ehe mur mured. "I'm accustomed to snooze 'during speeches. You are forewarned, iny dear." t But Mrs. Percy kept on undismayed. ! "Snooze during my speech at your jperil,' madam!" she cried. "And now a shall begin. You will find my text in '.Jersey City I . I guess by this time he's- there she went on the fast ex jpress, you know. The words of my (lest Cousin Hortensia Additon. Sub text How to Entertain One's Hostess." tMrs. Percy paused impressively, Myra eat up straight, decidedly interested. "I'll postpone my cap go right ahead," 6he -uxgjed. i "Well, you krlow we hear a good deal kit good advice about entertaining our visitors making them feel at home, end all that. Good idea, too I believe In it; but where's the other side of the question? I don't believe you realized there was another side. 'Me, either,' as (Jacky-boy'd say. That is, I didn't till Cousin Hortensia came and lived it out (before my very eyes the clear old soull Bhe taught me a good many things (but to stick to my text How shall we ntertain our hostesses when we go to visiting, you and I?" "Mercy! I I thought we were the ones to be entertained then!" ex claimed Myra. "Naturally. That's because you are yet in the darkness of well, we'll call it ignorance, my dear. It mightn't be polite to call it anything so dreadful as ecotism. If you'd had Cousin Hor tensia for a guest three beautiful weeks, Tou'd be. a wiser woman. ou a know that the guest herself has something to do besides being entertained. She lias her hostess to think about and 'en lertaln.' How? Why, by being easily entertained herself, that's one way. By ibeing thoughtful of her hostess that's another, 13y remembering that she is fcurriedaDd anxious, and troubled about tJesserts, soups and suppers. She may fee without help in her work instance, jnvsel and nearly beside herself sometimes with keeping things run sung company fashion, j Jow. just suppose the guest to be ne of those languid, indigestible yes, 'that's Just the word J want! persons ; 'who toy eracef ally with their forks and y DO, I thank you,' to most of the fla! otydihes you've taken so much time and DahUH-ffoodness me! to get tip loxHUm, aI.elndigsstiWe.giiest.1 j yon know nibbles a bite here and a ' olte there, and mostly doesn't even ' nibble. Haven't you seen just such I. i G.'s many the time? Haven't you had j the worst kind of internal fidgets to see your pet pudding slighted, and only ' a feeble mouthful or two of your be loved cheesed macaroni eaten? And I jhaven't you ached to think of the meals ' and meals still to be planned and ! cooked?" j Mrs. Percy stopped to take a long ! breath. Her rocker creaked with hon j -est indignation, and her fair cheeks were quite flushed. I "Haven't I, though?" cried Myra, j warmly. "Didn't I ache and fidget just j so, the very last month that ever was when well, somebody visited me? No names mentioned. But, oh, dear, isn't it a tug. though?" j ; "Then you know that kind of a vis- dtor. Then let me introduce Cousin Hor ! tensia. She's the other kind blessings on tier I Maybe she s an old maid and homely and maybe her sleeves don't ! balloon much, but she's the model guest : for me! And she had a good time her j self, too I verily do believe as good as 1 had. ; "What did she do? Well, some of it was what she didn't do. She didn't i say, 'now do let me help you with the I dishes. I can as well as not,' and wait till you Eaid 'no, indeed,' and then go off resignedly. Of course, you'd say 'no, indeed!' But Cousin Hortensia quietly possessed herself of the wipers, iand clattered away over the tumblers and cups as if it was the most ordinary thing in the world to do. "At the very first, when she saw it .'embarrassed me, she didn't say much 'about helping; she just waited till we !got acquainted a bit, and then did it without any saying, j "But, best of all to me, she seemed to 'relish my vittles,' as old Aunt Pa mele would say. That was such a com fort! Why, it took away all the trouble land harship of fussing and stewing and fbrewing. It was a perfect delight to 'cook nice things for Cousin Hortensia! She 'took right holt an' eat 'em up,' ac cording to Aunt Pamele again. Shea'p 'preciated them and liked them. It warmed the cockles of my heart to see :my dainty desserts being enjoyed." "Enough to warm anybody's cockles! murmured Myra. "If all the guests were Cousin Hor tensias in that respect," continue Mrs. 3?ercy, thoughtfully, "how it would help the hostess." j "Amen," murmured Myra, again. I She got up slowly and stood before .Mrs. Percy, making her a little sweep ing bow. "It's been a beautiful speech, my Sear," she said, "it ought to be in print." , "Well, it's commonsenseful enough to be printed, anyhow, if that's all. And of course you see the moral, Myra?" "I should say so! Moral: Eat what's set before you, now, do, for conscience sake!" Mrs. Percy laughed a little. "That's the gist of it, I guess, so far Put that was only one of the ways TTJL. POSTPOrE MX NAP." Cousin Hortensia entertained me. She liked the places we went to and the things we did, and she wasn't afraid to say so, too. "She didn't sit down in one of my Chairs and fold her hands with a now-rwhat-are-3-ou-going-to-do-for-my-bene-fii air. Bless you, no! and don't you believe that was a relief? 1 didn't have to keep wondering what in the world 1 could think of next to interest her pictures, books, what?" "Cousin Hortensia just settled cfuiet- ly down amongst us as if she were at home, and did her own entertaining. There wasn't a minute that she looked bored or unentertained. She found so much to interest her, ami seemed so happy all the time that I hadn't a qualm of uneasiness about her. I threw care to the winds and was happy, too. Cousin Hortensia was a comfort. I cried real tears instead of drawing a long breath Svhen she went away; why, I didn't feel tired a bit, except a twinge or eo in my egg-beater arm!" They walked down the path together, with their arms around each other, girl fashion. At the gate, Myra said, re gretfully: "I wish 1 hadn't been away while your Cousin Hortensia was here. If I'd met her, 1 might have had a visit, too, some time, you know. I never had such n satisfactory visitor." "Well, it's your loss, my dear," said Mrs. Percy. "I'm sorry for you." Housewife. Snrpaii it. If your eeat is too hard to Sit upon, jtand up. If a rock rises before you, roll it away or climb over it. If you want money, earn it. If yon wish for confidence, prove yourself worthy of it. It takes longer to skin an elephant than a mouse, but the ekin is worth something. 'Don't be content with do iig what another has done surpass it.' I) . serve success and it will come. -The boy was not born a man. The sun does not rise like a rocket or go down like a bullet fired' from a gun; slowly but sorely it makes Its round, and never tires. It is as easy to be a leader as a jwbeel-borse; if the job be long, the pay Will he greater; if the task be lard. !the more competent yon must be- to U. Detroit J"iee?reSj. 132 SONGS IN 43 MINUTES. Ulevoland Salvationists Make a Record for Fast Singing. One hundred and thirty-two songs in forty-oight mintvtas is tho record made by the Guard Btreot Salvation Army corps. ' V The members are extremely 'proud of the record. It makes them the cham pions of the world; they sang more iongs in a shorter r eriod of time than iny other Salvation Army corps was ever known to have sung. They went into the contest to carry off the honors, and they suceded splendidly. Wo prize accompanies the accomplishment of this remarkable feat, except the hon or of being the champions of the world. The contest, which is known in the Salvation Army parlance as a battle of song, was a novel one, and never before tried in this city. Indeed, only three nuch battles are on record in this coun try. The highest mark reached was by a corps somewhere in Illinois, whieh sang sixty songs in forty-five minutoa. A corps in Quincy, England, has held the championship, having sung 100 songs in forty five minutes. Capt. De Garis of the Guard street barracks mad up his mind that his corps could bea' the record. He made out a list of 13 songs, which he thought could be sung ia forty-five minutes, and members were furnished with copies of the list. After the contest was end-ed it was re ported that two song3, which had not been on the programme, had been started inadvertently, and this raised the record to 132 songs in forty-eight minutes, or one song about every twenty-two seconds. Guard street corps is now awaiting other contests eagerly, in order to learn whether this record can be beaten. Cleveland Plain Dealer. POPE LEO'S BEDROOM. The Privat Apartment c t the Soveliffn Apartment. To the Popo's beedroom only his pri vate valet and his secretary have aocess. It is of small dimensions) and contains only a bed, in an alcove adorned with graceful marble columns, a writing ta ble, an arm chair, and kjieeling stoo and one wardrobe. Besides these, there ia his private study, in which the table and chaii stand upon a little carpeted platform, other tables being placed on each side upon the floor, together with an ex tremely uncomfortable but magnificent straight backed arm chair, which is ons of the gifts offered on the occasion oi the spiscopal jubilee. There is, more over, a little room containing only an old lounge and an old fashioned easj chair with "wings" and nothing elso. It is here that the Holy Father retires to take his afternoon nap, and the robust nature of his nerves is proved by the fact that he lies down with his oyes fac ing the broad light of the window. This private apartment occupies the second floor, according to Italian reck oning, though we Americans should call it the third; it is on a level with Raphael's loggie. The floor above is in habited by Cardinal Kampolla, the Sec retary of State. Century Magazine. . WILL VANDERBILT MARRY? ANNOY PUBLIC MEN. Talk of William K's Marriage to Mlaa Any Uend Kovived. The fact that Mr. William K. Tan derbilt's residence has been undergoing renovation for some time past has giver rise to a rumor that it ia being put in readiness for a wedding. The announcement of tho alliance oi Mr. Vandorbilt and Miss Amy Bend ie said to be looked for by friends of the couple, and the engagement is said to have Vieon conceded by a representative of the Vanderbilt family. Miss" Bend is the daughter of Georgt H. Bend, and the closest friendship has existed for years between the two fam ilies. Good Looks Averted Further War. Ex-Governor W. D. Hoard, of Wis consin, told stories tho other night at the session of the National Dairy Union at the Sherman House. This is one oi them:; . "I like a Joke on myself as "jvell as three-quarters of the folk alivo' One summer I met an ex-rebol down East, one of those lean, lanky Southerns, with a face so long 't he could eat oats out of a churn. He looked me over, np and down, three times, each way, and then he eaid : " "S that th Gov'nor of Wisconsin? " 'Yes.' " 'Fit in tk! wah, eh? " 'Yes.' " 'We el, 'f all th' Yanks had been oa homely ez ho is, we'd ba a-fightin' 'em yit!' " Chicago Record. The Partit ioning of Africa. Henry M. Stanley states that withir. tho last ten years France has acquired of Equatorial Africa about 300,000 square miles, in which there are only 300 Europeans ; Germany, 400,000 square miles; Italy, 547,000 square miles, and Portugal has a defined territory extend ing over 710,000 square miles. France, moreover, has been active further north, in the Sahara and m west Africa, and claims rights over 1,600,000 square miles; while Germany, in southwest Africa and tho Cameroons, asserts her rule over 040,000 square miles. 4 The Influential Member, "My dear sir," said the minister to the rich and influential member of his church. "I take it for granted that, as usual, you will contribute generously to our fund for the relief of the iudigont children of depraved cannibals." "Not on your life," growled the influ ential member, "but I'll contribute 25 cents toward a fund to clear the ice off the walk in front of the church." . In Uamess. Husband (airily; they had just return ed from their wedding trip) If I am not home from the club by ah ten, love, you won't wait Wife (with apalling firmness) N, dear; I'll come for you! lie wua home Lv D :4C sharp. Pick-M- "Crank" Letter Writers and Their Fool Productions. ... i Governmental Heads at Waslilnirtou Are Hade the Recipients of All Kind of Communi cation". The recent threatening letters sent to Speaker Reed call attention to tho thousands of such missives sent to pub lic men during the course of a year. Ordinarily little attention is paid to them, as they are usually the work of cranks who are harmless in other ways. A large number of these letters are writ ten as jokes and with the expectation of causing a brief sensation. Those sent to Mr. Reed were evidently the work of some would-be practical joker, and their contents made no impression on the big man. It is aseerted that they were written by some one who hoped to create a little sensation and proba bly produce a Btory which could be sold to newspapers, and a libel suit U now pending against a Washington correspondent who charged a certain person with the authorship of the let ters and with motives of perpetrating a "fake" which he might dispose of for money. Thesex "fake" schemes do not work and more than one originator of spu rious sensations has come to grief. It is not so many years ago that a fertile brained young man who had an am bition to shine as a "new journalist" conceived the idea of sending an in fernal machine to the late Chief Justice Waite. He prepared an ugly-looking package, including a cigar box filled with black sand, lead slugs, pieces of brass, springs, a fuse, etc., and had it sent to the chief justice's house. Ke then visited several newspaper of fices, offering for sale a sensational story of how an attempt had been made on the .life of Chief Justice Waite, de scribing the "infernal machine," its deadly character, and all the other de tails required to make a big sensation al "scoop." Unfortunately for the young man, he tried to dispose of the story be fore the package reached the chief jus tice, and the inquiries made by the newspaper correspondents to whom the story had been offered revealed that fact, so when the package did arrive the young man was immediately ar rested for having had something to do with.it. He broke down and confessed that it was a hoax, but his practical joke cost him a fine of $5 and led to his retirement from journalism of any kind. V The lesson was appreciated and that young man is to-day a respected mem ber o,the bar in this city. The person most frequently made the object of threatening letters is the president of the United States. Every crank that imagines the country to be going to the dogs blames the conditions on the president, and Straightway writes to the latter, threatening all kinds of horrible deaths if he does not reform these, conditions or resign his high office. There are demands for money anddire threats as to what fate will befall Hhe president if he does not respond. These lettersnever reach the presi dent, and he istnever aware of the aw ful doom that- overhangs him in the imagination of some flighty people in this country. This correspondence is usually turned over to the secret ser vice bureau and an effort made to dis cover the writers, but usually without success. The letters are written in disguised hands and on common note paper, which cannot be traced to the owner. When, however, a series of let ters are received the detectives are able to find the writer and proper punish ment is given. Many t the writers, of course, are harmless lunatics, and when discovered they are put under surveillance and restraint. President McKinley has not inspired many cranks with the notion of threat ening him by letter. Fewer of these letters have been received at the white house during th past few months than for many years before. The president is not he only public official picked out by these letter-writing cranks. Cabinet officers, senators and members of the house get their share. The congressmen just now are re ceiving any number of threatening let ters, but they ore signed by the full names of some of their constituents They threaten the political lives of tho congressmen if the latter insist uponl making certain appointments of post masters, etc. They usually begin with a recitation of what stanch party men they have been and of the extent of their influence, the retinue of relations they can control, etc., and wind up by Baying that if the congressmen name John Smith or Sam Jones for the cross roads post offices in their district all this influence will be turned against them. As a rule, these threatening let ters help to fill the waste baskets. Washington Cor. Philadelphia Press. Tile I.QQclom Downger. The London dowager, although often severe In appearance, is very kind and interesting. Her name has been for years on the most exclusive visiting lists, and she could tell you mora about the people in the room than the servants themselves. Sitting often alone and apparently neglected, she is not an object of pity, nor has she mere ly the habit of going about. She is a much-needed member of society and she is very happy. She is the social historian. She gives her candid and much-valued opinion on a new engage ment and can tell just who the young people's ancestors were. She Is so in teresting that it is easy to overlook her oUten ridiculous clothes and overdis play of jewelry, and to see beneath her false bang a true and accomplished ! wqmcriliner'a, SHE SNUBBED A KING. THO King of Wurtenburg'i Experience frith Mme. Dune. Mr. Schurman, manager of Mme. Elonore Duse, tells the story of how the actress snubbed a King. Schurman was once the manager of Sarah Bernhardt, and he was trained in a good school. When Duse was playing in Stuttgait, last winter, William II., King of Wur temburg, was one of the enthusiastic spectators in the audience. The play was "Magda," and after the third act the King sent for Mme. Duse's impre sario. "You will tell Mm. Duse," he said, "that I am profoundly impressed with performance and that I shall give my self the pleasure of visiting her in her dressing room immediately." When the King had finished the suaze Schurman, who hag a French manner and a Prussian beard and hair cut, hur ried from the royal box back to Duse's dressing room. He nervously conveyed through the keyhole the King's compli ments and the additional news that the King was going to visit the actress. The first part of the message elicted no an swer from the actress. But the second did. "Yon tell his Majesty," she said to her manager, opening the door of her dress ing room and appearing fully dressed. "that I am grateful for his compliment and flattered by his attention. But tell him I feel just as much honored by hearing it from you. Tell him I can not see him because I am dressing my self." Then the King was heard approach ing. Before the manager had finished whispering the fact to Duse the door of her dressing room was closed. The im portant fact that the King was waiting was communicated through the key hole. The answer came back from Duse that eh was dressing and could ee nobody. "Then I'll wait," answered the Su Tsian ruler, blandly. "If you do, you'll have to wait out side as long as I stay inside, your Ma jesty." was Duse's answer, as her man ager reports it. i The King waited, but the actress did not appear. He waited for half an hour but there was no sign of Mme. Duse. A knock at the door brought only the an swer that the actress was still dressing The audience began to grow impatient for the curtain to rise. The King began to believe that alter all the actress was not coming out to see him. Some recent Kings of Wurtemberg have not tended to make the royalty rank high in tho minds of the people. Probably to lose Duse in the last act of the play might have added no new es teem to the rank in which royalty is held. So the King gave up the effort to make tho actress's acquaintance, and by the time he was iu his seat the cur tain was up and the play continued. WHAT COLLEGE LIFE DOES. College President Explains th 3slps of s University Course. Whatever may be in store for the American college as the predecessor of the American university, it can never cease to be an agency for the training of a man in the great business of good living, thinks President C. F. Thuring, and he says so in Forum. It enriches his life ; it deepens and broadens his view of truth; it enoblte his aims ; it strengthens his choice of the right ;t clarifies his vision of, and ho love of, the beautiful. The college pours oil into the lamp of character and makes its light more radiant and more lasting. When these functions are lost, if thoy ever be lost, they must be assumed by some other power. For, so long as the race continues, so long are its members to be trained to think, to judge, to rea son, to act with independence and jus tice, to work laboriously, and to b6 large and true and noble men. These qualities represent the best thing which a college can do for its students. Bernhardt'! Curious Charity. . The following story of Sarah Bern hardt's kindness is only one of many that could be told by those who know something of her daily life. A poor old Frenchwoman, who lived by mending lace, called on the great actress one morning to return an ex quisite flounce that had needed some re pairs. The poor woman had a nervous, worried look, and by dint of question ing Bernhardt learned that she was out of work and that her rent would be due in a few days. Without a moment's hesitation Mme. Sarah took the delicate lace and toie it in a number of pieces. She then handed it to the woman,. "There," she said, "la work enough to pay not only this quarter's rent, bat the next as well." REMARKABLE ENTERTAINfNO. The Hon Furnished Everythlns; tor HM Qusvts. . I A young woman has confided to a writer in the New York Time a ome- what extraordinary account of tke man ner in which a wealthy and weJr-knowa New Yorker treats those who .two In vited to the houvse parties at his sjuburb- ' n home. She -was informed by note from her hostess that a carriage. woild call for her and her luggage at a certain' 1 hour to take her" to the ferry, whore ' Mr. X would meet and take charge J of her. At the ferry she foun09U)4 en tire house party, including '-tatrtro&ap I with their husbands, young ateo. trad i I maidens, assembled to be looked after. ! i by Mr. X . The valet checked thely ! luggage, and In each instance a round- ... trip ticket was returned with the " checks. At the house, in each room fne writing-desk was supplied not only; with an ample stock of letter-paper, engraved with the estate name, but alao. . frith a box filled with postage stamp . of various denominations, including special-delivery ones. A 'long-distance, telephone, connecting with, among " other places, the station telegraph of fice, made it possible to talk or wire all over the country and quite impossible fai j pay for the service. On the. little guess " card in each room, whieh gave thei-" hours of meals and the schedule ot, mails and trains, was a little notice:' "Visitors are kindly requested 'not to J fee the servants." Finally, to cap thei climax, on Sunday morning a ' maid' brought to the young woman's door,' on a tray which was loaded with aim- ilar missives, a small envelope whletjsAa "' proffered with the , simple message! s. "For the church box." It contained money for the offertory plate and one of ." these envelopes was left ' with : each, i guest. .t.. v , "( HER CURIOSITY WAS SATISFIED. Kye's Favorite Story. Bill Nye's pet story was the one as to how he was charged $! for a sandwich in a village in New Jersey. He told the man who sold it that it was a high price to pay for a sandwich, and said that he had frequently taken a ton course dinner, with four kinds of wine for just making a speech, and finally asked the man why he charg ed $4 for a ham sandwich. "Well, I'll tell you," said tho sacd wich man, "the fact is, by gad, I need the money." Detroit Free Press. Churning in the Stomach. ' While the process of digestion is go ing on the muscles of the stomach keep up a constant churning motion, forcing the food back and forth, and allowing the gastric juices to penetrate every portion. This churning is continued until all the food is digested. A Forty Mils Bridge. The great project of bridging ovei Palk's Strait, separating the island of Ceylon from the mainland of India, for which such advantages are claimed, is said to be again under consideration by the Government of Ceylon. The strait is some forty-one miles broad at its nar rowest point, being double the width of the English Channel, but it is very shal low, in many places being not more than six feet deep. The islands, reefs and channels in it have been recently accurately surveyed and mapped, and the cost of the work, extending over sixty-one miles, includ ing the Pamban Channel and the Ad ams Bridge Reef, is estimated to reach some 28,000,000 rwpees. The plan of work contemplates the connection of the ends by 145 miles of railroad with Colombo, the great harbor of Ceylon, on one side, and by ninety miles of road with Modura, the nearest point of the Indian railroad system, on the other. If uarrow gauge ia used this can be done, it is calculated, for 11,000,000 rupees more. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The Wise Old rich. foung Fish There's a hook with a nice worm on it. Old Fish Keep away from that. Young Fish I"ve stolen lots of worms from hooks. Old Fish Yes, but there isn't" any fashion plate reflected in the water this time. That hook belongs to a freckled face boy with a ragged straw hat. He is fishing for fish, not for fun. Hart ford Times. Mrs. Blossom Joe, I wish you would bring up a scuttle of coal and some kindling. Mr. Blossom (musingly, as he wan ders toward the cellar) The evil one always finds work for idle hands t do. San Francisco Wave Met the M aa Who Had Bess, Ssilfortoaa for Her. . - . A Vienna paper relates Jin asnnei&g ; incident which occurred to a great lady -who had just recovered from along and . severe illness. Seated in her .boudoir she was looking over the cards of con'; dolence that had been left for her while. 111. Among the names of counts bar. ons and other aristocratic sympathizera . emblazoned with coronets and coats ot arms, she came across a simple card with the plain inscription: "Hermann Berger." - ': .- .- In vain the lady asked who Hermann, Bergor was. None of her servants oouldi . give her any other information than that the Individual was a remarkably) handsome young man. The lady's cu- -riosity became excited and she gave dr-i ders to admit the stranger if he should! ' call again. A-- ' The order was punctually ooeyerl,! nnd on the following day she received; a really charming young "man, -dressed; In the most exquisite style, who evident ly appeared greatly embarrassed a the honor of a tete-a-tete with the still '' brilliant though somewhat faded beauty. ' - -s , ; "I can hardly find words, said the lady, with a bhish, "to thank you for -the sympathy which yon have 'mani fested for a stranger. - - "I beg your pardon, "gracious lady," stammered the dandy, "but I afcn the agent for Messrs. A. B.,' the under takers 1" .-- - No Need of Saate, - . i. J - ; Weai y Eeporftei" Any assignment for 'i fne to-day? - --.r ,-.'-' City Editor (briskly) Tee. "Go to ', Delaware and get a job In a powder mill, and when an explosion occurs ; write it up. , I Heprrter Write H tip? '"' ' i City Editoi" Well, yon oan wait till you come dowiv Harlc-m Life. ,, . !' Idiot onoo jflfifcnt tdmply boy. It to food by biaJsmpere ia tnM i Ivorine Washing Powder; .... . The" only kind that supplies the Housekeeper and Laundress with the most per feet washing pow der .and at y trie same j time fur nishes tne family with all theToilet I Soap it "needs A. without extra cost. A Splendid Cake of Williams Superfine Toilet Soap in Every Package. . 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