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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
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
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
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
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,
The wagon-wheels were rumbling
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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,
"Was it right for me to clean up the
"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
"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
"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
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
"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
"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
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.)
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
"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
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
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.
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.

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