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lived M th allotted time. Of threwoor yenn and tea ; And at 111 1 Ho-r wearily, Among tu '.. of men! I he tlm " ' " ""'.yet lorn; enough, ' r r orr to lH e. 1 in.' "I 'I ..i ir And lWde auU bloaoi my hn ! 1'vt Mve1 iu rar'jr burden, I thought I e iud u thar, I've llve,i tohnry c i dri-u, 1 eald 1 could not xpare ! 1 never urayed for leunth of ear, Orwetdth or woiklly lame; I only aeked for ork to do. And itreiurih to do toe eame.! I never n vied men their gold, I knew It brought a snare; t only aeked for Jut enough, o eel aud drtnn and wear I ?ve had my Idol Jual the eame, , i..m i'..i m MfM I rriivxi : Iaakedthai they might mhare earth's Joye And turn hi last uo v i But they have left me one by one, With weary heart and aad: The latter blettatnga were denied The former I have had 1 Iet future day be long or abort. He aad or weary late ; My Lord's appointed Ume I wait, watching the golden gate. Robiua's Christmas Gift. 0-b ! Heaven help me. 0-h! what filial! I do?" It was small, hot, cross, and tired girl of thirteen who uttered this pitiful cry. She stood in the middle of the kitchen floor, which was wet from its recent scrubbing. Her skirts were drabbled, her face flushed, and streak ed with stove blacking, and at her feet lay a broken lamp, from which was oozing and spreading a stream of oil. Poor Rob! No wonder she called to heaven to help her. It was one of those cases in which she was quite powerless to help herself. Rob had been left to finuh up the work that afternoon. Her new moth er was going to have company ; and when the cake was frosted, and the biscuit set to rise, and the silver rub bed, and the berries hulled, the new mother had said : "Now Robins, you may finish up the work, while I make the beds and clear out the bureau-drawers in the spare room." And Rob had mopped the floor with a great deal of water, and polished the stove with a great deal of black ing, ana was congratulating nerseii that she was through, and should have plenty of time to dress herself, and run up to the top of the hill to watch herfa ther, who had gone to the depot, to bring the company, his wife's sister and her two little girls. Robina had never seen these relatives. Her father had only been mairied to this new mother a few months, and none of her folks had been to see her yet; and, though she didn't care much about her father's new wife, perhaps because she wasn't used to a mother, still she set her store upon the thought of the little girls who were coining to see her. So s ie stood, tired and smutty and wet, but not unhappy, picking a splin ter out of her thumb, when her mother opened the kitchen door. "Did you think to trim the lamps this morning, Kobina?" No, Robina hadn't thought to do that. She never did think, so her ne w mother said : that is, she didn't think . of filling the lamps, and shutting the milk-room door, and wiping the knives dry, and such things as were supposed to come within the sphere of her re sponsibility. "No. 1 didn't," she said, rather sul lenly. "Well, I wish you would do it right away, ; hen. The rose-leaves you spread to dry in the square chamber blew all over the floor and I've had to sweep it. They'll be here now, 1 expect, before 1 can get dressed.'' " I want to get dressed, too, muttered Rob." It makes no difference about you," said Mrs. Viekers, rather sharply. "They won't think strange if they don't see you till tea-time." R rb's lips moved indistinctly. Ml wish you to mind me, Robina. We'll not. talk any more about it." Mrs. Viekers had taught school be fore her marriage, and kuew all about discipline. She had been feeling for some time that she and Robina must settle the question of aut hority before long. and. now that her sister was coming, she wanted to be prepared to show that she was mistress of the house. 8he left the kitchen, and Rob stood still for just five minutes by the clean faeed clock. "You might have trimmed the lamps in this time, Robina," said her mother, coming in from the yard, w here she had been to cut snine honeysuckle and roses for the parlor vases. Robina moved sullenly to the shelf, jerked down the three lamps one after another, twitched the cork out of the kerosene can, tipping it spasmodically, to hast en the flow. Then she chanced to glance out ol the window, and there, on the summit of the hill, a quarter of a mile away, she saw the wagon, and the parasols and the little girls' blue dresses. She caught the two small lamps in one hand and the big lamp in the other, and started across the floor; and first she kuew one of the pair lay in fragments at her feet, and the oil was spreading and spreading. Mrs. Viekers came at the crash, in the act of fastening a blue bow in her brown hair. "Robina," she said, in a tinging tone, "What have you been doing V "Oh! I didn't mean to!" cried the frightened girl. "Mean to? As if that was any ex cuse." Mrs. Viekers paused an instant. She had excellent self-control; every one said that of her. "You may get the soap and saud and scour that spot until nothing cau be seen of it. You might as well learn right here that these bursts of temper don't pay." "Oh! I'll wipe it up clean and scour in the morning. Please let me. They're coming!" cried Rob. "You will do just as have said." re plied Mrs. Viekers quietly. The calm tone quelled Rob's fright. She glared defiantly at her mother. I won't scrub that to-night!" she said, doggedly. Mrs. Viekers trembled slightly in side. "Ton can obey me, Robina, or you shall not go one step to the picnic Sat urday." Aud she left the kitchen. Rob stood dazed. Not go to the pic nic! the Sunday-school picnic! Why, her hat had been trimmed, and her muslin dress done up, and her sash pressed on purpose for the picnic the freat event of the year in Valley trook. Her imagination could hardly gra q such a disappointment as not to go to the picnic. "O-h! Heaven help me! Oh! what shall I do!" she cried, dcaoerutelv. The wagon-wheels were rumbling The Owosso Times vol. ni. into the green lane. Rob saw, between the top of the shut white curtain and the bottom of the blue paper shade, an elderly man and a girl about her own size with her father, on the front seat; and on the back seat a lady, holding bis baby, and another little girl. Sht saw them helped out, and saw the old gentleman and her father lifting the trunk from under the seat. They were coming in the back way. Rob, palpi tating all over, set down her lamps and tied up stairs to her room. It was five o'clock, and the June sun was still high, and when Rob had sob bed and cried upon the bed for an hour it was high still. She scot up and leaned out of her window and heard them talking. They were getting tea She smelled the biscuit. Now her mother was in the milk-room, skim ruing the cream for the berries. The two girls in blue dresses were walking about the yard, with the big baby tod dling between them. Reb heard them say. "No, nor when he stretched his chubby hand to pick the currants. But nobody called for Rjb. She thought her father would ask for her at tea time; but the dishes rattled, and the biscuit smelled more delicious than ever, and no one came. Another hour went by. The back part of the house was all quiet. They had gone out in the door-yard, where Rob's croquet set had been put up. She supposed the girls were using it -her set. Finallv, the stars came out and the house was all still. Rob was very composed now. "I wonder if I shall always have to give up and do as she says," she mused And something answered: "Do right, anyhow." "Was it right for me to clean up the oil?" "Yes." "Then I'll go and do it now." She stole down stairs in the dark and into the kitchen, and lighted a caudle, and got the soap and the sand. Some one had wiped the spot; but it showed plain enough still. Rob got down on her knees aud scrubbed, back aud forth, back and forth, checking hysterical little sobs of weariness and pain. "Why, child, what are you doing?" said a voice. "I'm trying to do right." s tammere Rob.Jooking up. It was only the old gentleman whom her father bad brought home with the rest. He had come down to smoke his pipe, after the others had retired. "I want to hear the whole story." lie said, sitting down. And Rob, sobbing and scrubbing, told it. "And, now," said he, you think when your mother finds you have done it she will let you go to the picnic? "Y e s." said Rob. "And, if she don't, you'll be sorrj you scoured it?" "I don't know," said Rob, feeling very wretched. "I want to do right." A queer, misty look came into the old gentleman's eyes. "Eat some bread and milk uow and go to bed," he told her; and she did as he said. In the morning it all seemed like a drem. Rob put on her clean dress and braided her hair, and was introduced to Clara and Amy aud the haby and their mother; and then she was told that the old gentleman was an uncle of her own mother's who had come un expectedly to sen them, and her quick, young eyes informed her some how that he was a person of consequence. He was of so much consequence, ap parently, that, when the rno.ning ol the picnic arrived, Mrs. Viekers con suited him about Rob's going. "You see, Mr. Fuller, Robina dis obeyed me, and I told her she should not go. What do you think I should do about it, considering that, she after ward did what she had refused to do?"' And Mr. Fuller had replied: "Mow. my dear lady, I can't advise you. D" just what your heart says is r ight." "Robina is head strong," said her step-mother. "I supoose it is true kindness to conquer her. Perhaps it la best not to compromise this time." Mr. Fuller only leaned bard on his gold-headed cane when he heard the verdict. Rob did not go to the picnic. She hid down behind the pole-beans in the garden when the rest were getting off. Uncle Fuller saw her sun-bonnet, though, and came to find her. "Are you going lo try to do right this time, too, Roby ?" he asked. "I don't know. I want to go. I don't see anv right about it," she sob bed. "Do you care to know what I think is right?" "Oh! I can't. I want to go so bad. Everybody will be there, and she'll tell them all." "Listen Robv. If you control your self and return good for evil, it will bring you more pleasure than twenty picnics. I promise you that it shall. "I don't care for anything but thi picnic. I wouldn't give a cent for Santa Glaus. New Year's, Fourth of July, or anything else that's coming." "But, Roby, you said that first night that you wanted to do right. Why did you want to?" "I don't know exactly," faltered Rob. "People are nicer who do right; and I want to be nice that kind of nice." "Yes. and they get to Ire 'nice' by just such struggles as you're having to day. Now, which is going to conquer, right or wrong, in this struggle? Rob got up, slowly. "I'll try," she ah) "I'll uo and heir so they can get off early." "John." said Uncle Fuller to Mr Viekers, tha afternoon. "I'm a lone some old ma . and when I camo on to Valley Brook I was looking for home." "Nothing could make us happier Uncle Fuller, than to have you stop with us." "They say it's home where the heart is. Now my heart has gone out U that little Roby of yours. I want vou to let me take her and bring her up and she 11 make a home fr me any OWOSSO, where. I needn't tell you that I'll do well by her. People said that Robina Viekers had had great luck, when just before the holidays she went home with Uncle Fuller, as his adopted daughter. And when on Christmas morning, the gifts of Santa Claus were counted , she con fessed it was far better than any"pic ulc could have been. The Christmas gift of her new home, with Uncle Ful ler, was a perpetual joy. And Robina .soon learned to be "good." Ex. The Secret of Longevity. The means known, so far, of promot ing longevity, have been usually con centrated in short, pithy sayings, as "Keep your head cool, and your feet warm," "Work much and eat little," etc. ; just as if the whole science of hu man life could be summed up and brought out in a few words, while its greatest principles were kept out of sight. One of the best of these sayings is given by an Italian in his one hun dred and sixteenth year, who, being asked the means of hrs livmg so long, replied with that improvisation for which his country is remarkable : When hungry, of the beet I eat, Aod dry and warm I keep my feet ; I screen my hand from sun and rain, And let few cares purple iny Drain. The following is about the best the ory of the matter. Every man is born with a certain stock of vrtality, which stock cannot be increased, but may be husbanded. Wrth tins stock he may live fast or slow may live extensively or intensively may draw his little amount of lrfe over a large space, or narrow rt mto a concentrated one ; but when his stock is exhausted he has no more, tie who lives extensively who drinks pure water, avoids all inflamma tory diseases, exercises sufficiently, not too laboriously, indulges noexhausting passions, feeds on no exciting material, pursues no debilitating pleasures, avoids all laborious and protracted study, preserves an easy mind, and thus husbands his quantum of vitality will live considerably longer than he other wise would do, because he lives slow ; while he, on the other baud, who lives ntensively who beverages himself on liquors and wines ; exposes himself to inflammatory diseases, or causes that produce them, labors beyond his strengsh ; visits excitiug scenes, and in dulges exhausting passions, lives on stimulating and highly seasoned food rs always debilitated by his pleasures. Indian Girl Graduates. A correspondent of the New York Herald writing from the Crow Creek Agency, savs: "While I was galloping back to the fort in the company of Dr. Bergen, the post surgeon, we came up on a handsome Indian girl, who was sauntering along the road side. She proved to be Ziwnr, or 1 ellow Woman, one of the Hampton College graduates. Attrred in a fashionably cut polouaise, jaunty bonnet and a pair of high-heeled French shoe1, as she drew back and modestly shaded her eyes witli a tiny gloved hand, Zi win was the strongest tdvoeate of education that could have been sent among the susceptible braves of Crow Creek. She is the daughter of Don't-Know-How, an Indian store keeper, who displays over his door the sign, D. K. Howe.' When little Zi- win was sent to the college at Hamp ton Roads her father's house appeared, in comparison wrth the surrounding tepees, to be a palatial mansion. The impression was not effaced even by con tact with Eastern luxury during her college life, and last week the girl looked forward wrth great pleasure to. the grand recept on which her father had arranged for her return. But when she walked tnto the rude hut, and felt how completely education had isolated her from her savage surround ings, the poor girl burst into tears. That night she slept in the arms of her sister, and both girls cried till morning one because she was civilized and the other becanse she was not. The next morning Ziwin turned everything up side dowrr and began a general house cleaning. Her father appeared at the agency an hour later with a melancholy countenance, and it is a question as to how long he can stand the regime of cleanliness which has been inaugurat ed. After a few words with the girl we passed on. and, by a piece of good fortune, overtook one of the Yale Col lege graduates. He was the pink of stylish perfection and would have at tracted attentron even in the East. He said he was surprised to And how edu cation had altered his idea regarding the Sioux, but said his people were all anxious for civilization, and when we parted he apologized for having left his visiting cards at home. Soup Majors. Six potatoes boiled in three pints water ; when boiled mash through a colander ; put back Into tin water in which they were boiled ; add a cup of cream, a lump of butter, pars ley, salt and pepper to taste. l,. m. ss. Kx-Renresentative Smalls, of South Carolina, who is also a contestant for a seat in the present House, s in the city. In conversation witn mm a otar reporter frtttd : "I see Henry Noah U here from vonr state after a place." "Not only Noah," was the reply, "but the whole contents of the South Caro linaark are hereon the same business." Washington Star. The President has nominated Horace Orav of Mass ichiisetts, to tlm vacancy on the Supreme Court bencli created by the death of Nathaniel Clifford of Maine. It is not too much to sty of this nomination that it is an ideal se lection. Utica Herald (Rep.) MICH., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1881. TUB VARM Glucose. Iu view of the number of glucose factories recently started in this coun try and their immense present and pro spective product, the Bostou Journal of Chemistry does not hesitate to declare glucose to be "the sugar of the future. It contends indeed that in climates where sugar beet cannot be cultivated with profit there rs a wrde field foi glucose. Corn and potatoes, which are rich in starch, furnish the best raw material, and wherever they can be produced successfully glucose can be profitably manulactured. The first part of the operation is es sentially the same as that employed m the manufacture of starch. The pro duct is afterwards treated with verv dilute sulphuric acid and to this fact the general suspicion of its uuwhole- someness rs usually attributed. Hon estly made and carefully freed from the poisonous impurities incident to its production, glucose may not be un wholesome; but even when thus pro duced its saccharine valve is only one third of cane sugar. Unfortunately, however, the process of getting rid of the sulphurous acid is somewhat tedi ous and expensive, and as its presence is not rndicated by anything in the ap pearance of thesugar or syrup which ever may be the article produced there is always a temptation to leave the work of purification but half per formed. Thus chemists have discov ered not only sulphuric acid but other poisonous substances in glucose, and throughout the north and west it has become common to adulterate cane su gar and rnolassess with glucose thereby improving their appearance and in creasing their market price, while de creasing their real value. Of seven teen samples of table syrup tested bv the Michigan board of Health, fifteen contained glucose, and of twenty sam ples in Chicago, only one was unadul terated. Louisiana being the chief producer of cane sugar in this country, it-is a matter of the utmost importance to our sugar makers tw know exactly the character of glucose and its probable effect on their special industry in the future. First, then, it may be freed from impurities and when pure it may not be unwholesome. It ferments quickly in the stomach and is therefore li ely to disagree with persons inclined to dyspepsia, in fact, it can never fully take the place of cane sugar. But, as it is reasonably certain that glucose will every year be manufac tured more and more extensively, it be comes a matter of high national con cern that In ite production it shall be made as pure as possible, and shall not be palmed off on the public for that which it is not. The Journal of Chem istry closes its article thus: "We do not believe that pure glu cose is an injurious substance when properly made, but to sell it under the name of cane sugar, when it is but one third as sweet, is a swindle. That it pays to make it is evident from the fact that there are more than twenty glucose factories in this country turn ing out over one million pounds per day of grape sugar and glucose. N. Y. City Item. Kansas Crops The Fourth Quarterly Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture will contain the following facts: The total value of the product of the twenty-two field crops raised in 1881 is $91,910,439,27, or more than 30 per cent, greater than in any previous year in the history of the State. The two that contribute the largest share of this immense total are wheat and corn; the former mading $21,705,275,80 and the latter, $34,859,963,29. In production, average yields were not so large as in 1880, but the increas ed price of farm products made the pro duct of this year much more valuable. The yields of wheat (winter and spring) was 20,479,089 bushels; corn, 80,760.542 bushels. Of oats, 9,900.768 bushels were raised, and are valued at $3,855,749,77. Irish potatoes,4,854,140 bushels, with a value of $2,710,377,50. lhe hav crop, consisting of millet, II unitarian, timothy clover and prairie. aggi egated 2,092,087 tons, with a value I $11,894,594,98. Of the minor crops, the following products and values are given; Rye, y86.50H bushelf $734,003 ZY; barley. 110,120 bushels SO7,O30.OU; thick whoat. 58.621 bushels $3.965 75; sweet potatoes. 201,062 bushels $292,- 842 55; sorghum, 3,800,440 gallons $1,745,871.45; castor beans, 302.549 bushels $497 378.14; cotton, 388,070 pounds $38 805 30; flax, 1,184.445 bushels $1.357 943.61; hemp, 629160 pounds-$44,041 20: tobacco. 797.820 pounds $79,782; broom corn, 32,961,- 150 pounds $1,489,115.74; rice corn, 520.534 bushel $314,787.12: and pearl millet, 30,176 tens $165,863. Algerian Wheat. Wheat culture iu northern Africa is attracting considerable attention. In Algeria civilization has nearly super seded barbarism, and the wheats grown there are of the finest description. Ttie hard wheats are largely exported to the French ports of the Mediteranean sea, and thus enter into competition with American wheat and flour in supplying the French markets. The hard wheats are almost translu . nt, contain but little water, and weigli up to sixty-four pounds per hu-diel. The varieties cultivated most are those known as Polish, Taganrog, and Ismail. These wheats are rich iu gluten, make flour of excellent quality, and of a very agreeable flavor. The semolinas obtained from them for the manufacture of maccaroni rival the best Italian. The Arabs cultivate more hard than soft wheats. In general the hard wheats, like the soft, are still not very productive, but en the farms or lands well cultivated, and where irrigation is possible, as much as twenty -Ave to thirty bushels per acre is obtained. The cultivation of wheat has been greatly extended. In the space . of ten years the acreage under wheat has rucreased 2.771,475 acres, viz.: 2,866,250 acres of hard wheat and 405,225 acres of soft wheat. If the average yield of the fields cultivated by the Arabs was as great as that of the fields cultivated by Europeans, it is said that the total crop might be rarsed to 2154,000,000 bushels, Glass Houses. Perhaps not one builder or contract or in ten, if told that the common grades of glass made at the glass fac tories in this city have a crushing strength nearly four times as great as that credited by experienced engineers to the strongest quality of granite. would acct.pt the statement as true. Yet ii, is a tact, and beirrg so, the query as to why glass has not received more attention from architects as a structur al material naturally suggests itsolf. A reporter had a talk with several glass manufacturers on the subject, and in answer to an interrogatory as to wheth er blocks of glass could be made in suit able lengths and sizes aud so annealed as to be utilized in the construction of a building in place of stone, they said thai it could be done. Said one of these gentlemen: "This question has been considered by myself a number of times, and, although I do not want to advocate the absolute abolition of brick and stone, et in the erection fit art galleries, memorial buildings, etc., a sn ucture composed of blocks of glass in prismatic colors would be a unique, beautiful, and lasting structure. With the numerous Inventions which have oine into use of late years in connec tion with the production of glass, the cost has been gradually going down, while the quality of the fabric is stead ily becoming better. "One objection whichlwould be rais ed to the durability of a glass house, m the literal sense of the word, might be that the blocks would not make a bind, or adhere together with common mortar. This objection can be readily set aside by the use of a good cement, nd when completed the structure will stand for ages, barring extraordinary accidents. As to the cost of a glass house, it can be kept down to a small percentage above the price of our cut granite. In building with hlone you have to pay the stone masons, and when it comes to elaborate examples of carv ing, iu Corinthian pillars, collars and capitals, etc., why, the work is rather costly as compared with glass, when the latter can be moulded into any Shape or form, and the work accom plished in much less time. I am con vinced i'iat i he time will couic when we will see such a building erected. Scarcely a day p isses but what the sphere of glass as an article of use be comes widened. In parts of Germany and orr one line in England glass ties are being used on railroads, and thus far have given satisfaction, combining III ol the requisrtes of wooden ties with the virtue ol being susceptible to usage at least seventy-five per cent, longer than wood. Then by the Basin pro cess glass article. are now being made for common use which can be thrown on the fioor and will rebound like a rubber bail. Progress is also being made towards rendering glass, which has ever been characterized as 'the brit tle fabric, ductile, and to day threads of gla is can Ire made that can be t ied n knots and woven into cloth. AVere one disposed to give play to fancy and fuse it mto tact, a bouse entirely com posed of glass cou hi he built with walls aud roof and floors fashioned from melted sand. Carpets of glass could cover the floors. The most ultra aes thetic, sitting on glass chairs or reclin ing on glass couches, arrayed in glass garments, eating and drinking from glass dishes, such one could realiz- that the ago of gl;.ss had come. Yet nearly all of this tifty years ago would have been classed with the then im possible telephone and electric light, and this statement would have likely round its place in the 'Catalogue Ex po rgatorosi' " Phil. l)es. The Findin? of Jeannette Later reports modify the first in re gard to the Jeannette. The ship itself was not found, but was destroyed by ice on the 23d of June. The crew took to the boats, and a portion of them reached the Siberian coast. Whether the remainder have perished or still survive, cannot yet be known. The saved portion was found bv natives in the vicinity of Cape Barbay on the 4th of Sept. Engineer Melville says: The crew left the vessel in three boats. About 50 miles from the mouth of the river Lena they were separated by vio lent winds and thick fogs. Moat No. 3, commanded by himself, arr ved Kep- temher at the eastern mouth of the Lena, where it was stopped by blocks of ice, near the village of Bolenenga, inhabited by idolaters. Boat No. 1 reached the same spot. Lieut. Del-iong aud Dr. Ambler, with 12 others, landed at the northern mouth of the Lena and were in a fearful condition of suffering from frost-bitten limbs. A party of inhabitants from Bolenenga started immed ately for their assistance. Noth ing is known of boat No 2. On receipt of Melville's dispatch, NO. 33. Hoffman, American charge d' affaires at St. Petersburg, telegraphed the facts to Senator Frehnghuysen, who replied as follows: Tender the hearty thanks of the president to all the authorities or persons who have in any way been instrumental in assisting the unfortu nate survivors from the Jeannette, or furnishing information to this govern ment. The Vanderbilt Wedding. The notable event in New York last week was the marriage of Wm. H. Van derbilt's youngest and only unmarried daughter. Two-thousand invitations were issued and :is many accepted as could get within the house, St. Barthol omews' Episcopal church. The side walks leading to the church were so crowded that only those who were driven in carriages could get through the mass. The interior of the church was beautifully decorated. There was a pyramid of palms, magnolias, orange trees in fruit, feme, and vines rose on each side of the chancel. At intervals were Masses of ningle va lotiei Of flow ers, pink, white, a a I yellow roses, vio lets, lil'es, and other choice flowers, and the bronze gas pillars along the pews weiv twined with sinilex. The ushers placed themselves two by two and the bridesmaids formed be hind them in the same order. They were Miss Helen Webb and Miss Bes sie Web!, nieces of the groom; Miss Nellie McCornb of Philadelphia, Miss Lulu Case, Miss Kate Curtin, and Miss May Carnochan. Thev wore white dresses of rnorie antique, with the front laid in cut crystal fringe, and trimmed with "Rhea" panier drawn back and fastened with ostrich tips. At the neck they were cut in deep squama and trimmed with white uilk and cut crys tal. Each bridesmaid carried a large bouquet of pansies. Next in order were tour little girls, nieces of the bride. Thy were Miss Adele Sloane, Miss Gertrude Vanderbilt, Miss Alice Shep ard, and Miss Emily Sloan. Trfey wore prettily trimmed dresses of pale shell- pink silk and plush Gainsborough hats to match. In their hands they carried Leghorn hats filled with roses and daisies. Each had a diamond pansy pin the gift of the bridegroom. lhe bride, on the arm of her father, followed. Her dress, made by Worth. was of silver satin, with long French train, and was flounced across the front with many rows of point lace. The point lace vail, secured by diamond clasps, was very long, and extended to the end of the train. The bride is a brunette, young and pretty. Dr. Webb is tall and fine look ing, wears a lull beard, and has a pleas ant face. During the service the, organ was played very softly, and at the conclusion poured forth in full tones Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." The young couple were at once driven to the residence of Mr. William H. Vanderbilt. at the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Fortieth street. Most of the people who had been at the church attended the reception. The decorations of the house were very elaborate. The sides of the hall were line with palms, in- terspered with mistletoe and holly. lhe greenery concealed from view the orchestra, which played at intervals. v large table on tiie left side of th hall was covered with maiden-hair fern n wnich rested a mas of roses of all shades and varieties, Near by was a large vase of begonias and pink roses. Over the entrance to the parlor was sus pended a basket of roses hung with fern. fhe bride and groom stood at the head of the parlors beneath an arch of smi lax, which was supported on pedestals of ferns. From the key of the arch hung a large marriage bell, entirely of roses, and above the arch was a vase of ferns. The windows were curtained with smilax and ropes of roseS caught up w ith loops of roses, the window sills being banks of ferns. The two large statues in the parlor had their vases tilled with red ami yellow roses. The dining room, where refreshments were served by Delmonico, w.is adorned with roses and smilax. The wedding pres ents were not exhibited. The relatives and connected families were invited to sec then on the morning following. Mr. William II. Vanderbilt's gift to his daughter w..n his house 459 Fifth Ave nue, in which the reception was held.l It ll of brown stone, four stories high, ami, includiug tlib stable, covers three full lots on Fifth Avenue. It is said that he also gave his daughter $250, 0( 0 in United States bonds. The gi o m's present was a coupe and pair ol hUta. Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt gave a magnificent diamond necklace, which the bride wore at the church. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Van derbilt gave a diamond and ruby ring of great value. Mrs. Commodore Van derbilt gave a set of diamonds. Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Vauderqilt gave a pearl and diamond necklace. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Sloan gave a complete silver tea service. Mr. and Mrs. Twombly gave a set of silver. Mr. and Mrs. Osgood and Mr. and Mrs. Torrance gave silver and diamonds. Senator Webster Warner gave a silver service. 1). O. Mills a service of roval Worcester ware. Ex-Oov. E. D. Mor gan gave a plaque punted by a distin guished art'St. there were innumera ble other presen's. After the reception there was a fam ily dinner, and the young couple then set on their wedding journey. The bride wore a traveling dress of bronze green cloth, trimmed with otter fur, with hat to match. At the Grand Cen tral depot they trok possession of a special parlor car which had b en set aside for their use. A large p trty was there to take leave of them. They will travel wherever inclination prompts, and will not return until Mr. Vander bilt moves into his new house in Jan uary next. They will be guests of Mr. Vanderbilt for some time, while the the bride's house is being refitted. The Driue win nveiiertirst reception in the new home sad Mi Vandt hilt will ilso give ee PtOFp ions oi. I er nc- i count. ' 1 t tire Lad s. The short-pile j lust U : g found the most durable is in the greatest favor. It fo ms a decided feature in all millinery decorations, and a band of it fulled around the edge of a bonnet makes a soft becoming frame to the face. A fashionable, but inconvenient, at tachment to a ball dress is a bow of rib bon fastened to the shoulder by a clus ter of flowers. The bow itself is com posed of many long loops of irregular lengths, and two ends of the ribbon. In the rapid evolutions of the dance these flying loops look like silken lassoes. Exquisitely fine, all-wool fabrics in delicate shades are shown, designed for evening dresses for young girls. The skirts of these materials are to be trim med with lace, and the bodices to be of blush or satin, matching the color of the skirt. The laces used with these dresses are generally white Spanish. Stylish young ladies wear very short skirts to their home dresses, chiefly be cause it is the fashiou, but also to show their pretty little slippers of black satin. These slippers are exceedingly graceful upon the foot, and are fastened by a single strap, which crosses tire instep just below the ankle. A pair of rich- colored cardinal silk hose sets them off to admirable advantage. The long Bernhardt glove is quite as fashiouable as ever. It bids fair to re tain its popularity throughout this gen eration. The thought that even the most subservient follower of style, in obedience to the changes or caprices of fashion; will consent to the extreme limitation of a single-button glove after enjoying the comfort and luxury of a long-wrist ed one, would seem impossi ble ; and yet these gauntlet gloves are neither new nor novel ; they had their day in times gone .by, in turn giving way to tne short-wnsted glove. It is remarkable how ugly a favorite article of dress appears when once it becomes obsolete, and with what cordial approv al an ugly one is regarded so soon as it is accepted and approved of in the do main of fashion. How to be a Gentleman . "You see, I am a gentleman!" said Will Thompson. "I will not take an insult." Aud the little fellow strutted up and down with rage. He had been throwing stones at I'eter Jones, and bought that his anger proved him to be a gentleman. "if you want to be a gentleman, I hould think that you should be a gentle boy first," said his teacher. Gentlemen do riot throw stones at their neighbors. Peter Jones did not throw stones at you, and 1 think le is more likely to prove a gentle man. "But he has got patches on his knees," said Will. "Bad pantaloons do not keep a boy from being a gentleman, but bad tem per does. Now, William, if you want to be a gentleman, you must first be a gentle boy." A little further on the teacher met Peter Jones. Some stones had hit him, and he was hurt by them. "Well, Peter, what is the matter between you and Will this morning?" he asked. "1 was throwing a ball at one of the boys in play, sir, audi missed him and hit Wiil Thompson's dog. "Then, when he threw stones at you, why did you not throw back?" "Because, sir, mother says to be a gentleman I must be a gentle boy; and I thought it best to keep out of the way until he cooled off a little." The teacher walked on, but kept the boys in mind. He lived to see Will Thompson a rowdy, and and Peter Jones a gent leman, loved and respected by all. Children's Friend. A Washington paper says that on a winter night, when the sleet was driv ing, and a poor Irish woman was struggling along the icy pavement with a heavy bundle in her arms. Secretary Freliughuysen came out of his house on his way to a state dinner, and w'th courtesy invited her to take his car riage and tell the driver where to take her, Edward S. Stokes, the slayer of Jim Fisk, having met with great pecuniary success in California, is living in a very extravagant manner in New York. T o large houses which he owned on Twenty-fourth street have been added to the Hoffman House, of which he is said to have become part proprietor. Josie Mansfield is in NbW York lead ing a quiet lite on her own means. Blaine is authority for the statement that had President Garfield lived he would have nominated Conkling foi Associate Justice. America is a country where a man's statement is not worth two cents unless backed up with an offer to bet you $10. Cynical Euylishmau. Some one has discovered that "Lord Nelson omitted to wash his hands for the space of eight years." He must have had some very important busi ness "on hand" all those years, and didn't want to wash it off. Nohistown Herald. All the particulars: "Colonel," said a man who wanted to make out a gen ealogical tr e, "Colonel, how can 1 be come thoroughly acquainted with my family history?" "Simply by running for congress," answered the colonel. Anon. An exchange says the man is very much like an egir, Yes, poor mtn, he carries his yolk around with him, and has to shell out every time his house keeper gives him a rap on the head. New York Commercial Advertiser. "Does it pay to steal ?" asks the Fhil adelohia Times. It doe esteemed contemporary, it does. It doesn't always pay tin thief, but just think of the large nu nhCf of criminal lawyers to whom U furnishes a fat living. Phila 'I' Iphin Chronical-Herald. The ten plagues of a newspaper office are bona, ptets, cranks, rats, cock roaches, typographical errors, exchange fiends, book canvassers, delinquent sub scribers and the man who always knows how to uin the paper letter than the editor d-wv himself. Net York Commercial Advertiser.