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HERE SHALL THE PKESS THE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS MAINTAIN, IN AWED BY INFLUENCE AND UNBRIBED BY Q4IN. — —i— '. —. ~zr.--—m.".r"-i— l~ —- ~ ——- - . ~r~~ ~. - — in ■ ■ a mil i_ii i ,■*■—— i i pnwiaafwn n ■——*—— ■■ ,* * nw-tatswrnr** ' *. an ■ -i-w^*E**a*»»^»aa.aaaaaaaaaaa*.aaaaaa.................—____________^____^^_____ — I Fifty Tears Apart, They nit in the winter gloaming. And the fire burns bright between ; One has passed seventy summers. And the other just seventeen. They rest in a happy silence As the shadows deepen fast; One lives in a coming future, And one in a long, long past. Each dreams of a rush of music, And a question whispored low ; One will hear it this evoning, One heard it long ago. Each dreams of a loving husband. Each dreams of a loving husband. Whose brave heart is her's alone; For one the joy is coming, For one the joy has flown. Each dreams of a life of glarine** Spent nnder the sunny skies ; And both the hope and the mem'af; Shine in the happy eyes. Who knows which dream is the brightest ? And who knows which is the best ? rhe sorrow and joy are mingled, But only the end is rest. —Parlor Magaeint. PORK AND POTATOES. "Pork and potatoes! Pork and potatoes!" il was little of rhyme or reason nonotonous reiteration of these words, yet they had the design t, for in the course of time the ed baby in the woman's lap o nod a drowsy approval, and :ell into an uneasy slumber. uUy the singer placed it in its adle and turned to her neglected There was enough to do in all ice. So much she hardly knew o begin. > she hesitated her thoughts 3d away from the untidy with its yesterday's litter all ed, its drifting rolls of lint, t piled high with unwashed md for the moment she was no , palid, hollow-eyed, unkempt but young and pretty, sweet h as women are who put on ; finery and wait with happy for the new life, full of blessed ' years ago," she thought, "1 happiest woman in the world; in the most miserable. Four o I kept a happy birthday in t and home; now--" aye a sharp, hard laugh and years ago she and John had > smart and happy young peo ) thought nothing on earth ike them so devoutly thankful as to belong wholly and entirely to each other. Their marriage tiad been to I e best possible celebration for ?tty young bride's birthday, d begun life in a little hired nth a little stock of worldly id a great and wonderful for store which they had made up ids to possess through industry, ' and mutual endeavors. was it, Annie asked herself 1 over again, that in only four ey had come to this? She re -3d as she washed and scoured the pots and pans, how the the shop where she used to 1 envied her. Envied her for lsome husband ; for her smart is ; and had all of them hoped >od luck themselves. Miriam rode in her own car l filled it royally with her silks i. She had married an old man, lough to be sure, but what of she would sit at the ded with silver, and groaning i weight of costly dainties, was Alice, fair and frail, hought, with a little, thrill of pride, that she never spoke to et at her table to-day there ye music and laughter, rare id flowers and costly wines, oetter woman shunned her, yet i clothed in purple and fine I fared sumptously every day. was Kate Brown, and Avis, ", elderly girls, and plain, but ;hdays were always to them a egan to sing again, and the s of her voice was all lost in irness that rang through the "Pork and potatoes! Pork and potatoes!" i all they had in the house to it was their birthday, their or opened, and John came in; fine, spruce young man who n her so proudly four years a slouching man in dirty over- He was smiling now, and swinging a ! plump little turkey "Here, mamma," he called, "here is j a bit of birthday for you." "O .lohn!" she cried. "How could ' your 1 Poultry ao dear, and 1 with never a dress or a boot." I did not buy it," he answered: luxloy gave it to me." charity bird. Shame on yon, i Shame on you, poor as we are, i king charity. I will not cook, or j r have any hand in the disgrace irow it away, then," he answered, ' ye it to some one without your 1 pride." And without another j he went out into the wind and arity! charity! charity!" how the rang through her brain! Not all arrow, and poverty, and disap nent of her marriel life had ever l led her like this one gift. Huxley had once been a woulcl er of hers, and on former birth lad offered her many a valuable t. This horrible bird, which John lamed her by accepting, was am '•engefor many scornful refusals, ile her cheeks yet burned with shame, the door opened again, lie was a matter-of-fact woman in a poor quarter of a large city; ir a moment her mind gave a leap back to the dim ages of y lore. There in her little dingy n stood a woman, bent enough, ed enough, for a veritable fairy ther. She wore a dress of silk -■c; her face was as yellow as the gold that linked itself about her I throat and held the bright stone ished and sparkled all over her ke lingers, ■re Annie in any wise recovered j he surprise of her presence she n a sharp, rasping voice: pou are Annie Brown, are you? . well-looking woman, so one nly at your face. But what has ,er's child to do with this filthy his tumble-down house, this for street, and all this misery you art and parcel of? Take your | Innie, and come with me. You 3 a lady, child, as your mother i fore you, even if she did die in j irhouse, and I, hand-tied, 3,000 John?" gasped Annie, when I c would let her speak. I what of .lohn?" cried the teh sharply. "] offer you a uch as you never even dreamed j dresses, food, and jewels: has ohn given you such things? i ever give them to you ?" n is my husband, the father of y, father of the two God gave took again; 1 cannot leave him, )w." iow nothing of the kind," cried | d-witch. "You are my niece, j my own sister's child; your John, who- | Ihe may be, is no kinsman of mine; I it nothing of him; you say two ur ohlM r en are dead; so will the i one be in this reeking at in on- j ■; it is suffocating me already. I have no right to kill your child, 'tit to refuse him a change such j will never have again. As fori John, you may send him a thou dollars to-night. He is a man; are all alike; he had rather have loney than you." c last two arguments were strong j and illness and poverty had made I c weak. There was more feeble : ance, more golden promises, and t she yielded, ange and bewildered enough she vhen the pranCing horses stood c the great up-town hotel where uious waiters stood on every ow rest," cried the gold-witch, 3 will and word seemed a law unto Bhe rested. The bed was white owny; there were laces and rilv loating around it; but in spite of jftness and whiteness, the child ay on her bosom wept and wailed alow, heart-breaking cry, and at ie baby, who up to that day had spoken any word, or tried to , opened its Ihtle quivering lips illed out loud and clear: ipa! papa!" vas as though tho voice of God | to the mother. She sprang from d and folded her worn old shawl d about herself and boy. dose i the door sat the gold-witeta, ly sleeping. With bated breath oiselpss steps she stole nast the I looking neither tothe right hand nor b She reached her home at last, darl and dismal as to outward surroundings bright with the memory of former Jays sacred to the memory of former sor rows. The fire was out, tho hearth wai dark. A moment later and a glat flame leaped and sparkled, tho sleopin: baby was left to its fate while hi; mother converted a few hoarded alive: pieces that were to have bought her ; dress, into tea. sugar, crackers, hot rolls and while the fit of recklessness wa: strong upon her a pint of cranl>erriei for old times' sake. Her shopping completed, how Annie as it were, flew home! How that *de spised turkey was forgiven for having passed through old Huxley's hands and tucked into an oven as warm an( comfortable as any high-toned turkcj could desire! How the potatoes dancet and tumbled and at last absolutely burst themselves with pride at being (wed to participate in this most lux rat repast! How the cranberries ked and spurted in their loud de mand for sugar! How light the rolls were and how strong the tea! After the dinner was well undei way, Annie had time for a vigorous putting to- rights of tho disordered room, time even to make the baby sweet and clean, as she washed herself, in very best dress, the pretty, old-fash ioned Empress cloth that had borne Kh some degree of gentility the wear tear of the last four years. o John came home to a tidier wife, weeter baby, a neater room, and grander dinner than he had dreamed In all tlie years in which he had slid down hill with such discouraging dity. hen Annie asked pardon for her md reception of the brown and luscious turkey, and received it with her pretty head hidden on his willing shoulder, and, while in such safe retire ment, managed to confess and receive Ron for the morning's sins also, you will believe it, those poor g married people were so taken up in lorgiving and making love to each other that they never heard their baby Eid it was a great surprise when t they came to see their small n the arms of a nice old lady in black dress, who was kissing and crying over it, much as its grandmother or aunt might be supposed to do. "You blessed child," said the old lady, looking at Annie, "you are all mother, so you are dear ! I have lieen hunting for you ever since your Uncle .Samuel died ; he never would forgive I poor mother for running away the scamp that abused and do ner, and left her at last to die poor-house. Your mother was ■get, dear, and clung to him s—would never leave him, igh we offered her a home, and so, if she only would. Ah! she blessed woman, and you are like ear," with another beaming smile. ] will forgive the old woman,"she j »n, "for this morning's trick. 1 I dto know if you were like your ' or mother; you cannot tell how was when I heard you running ilinost strangled myself holding ! iath for you to get by me, so soft I ill. If you had staid I would jiven you money, Annie, and all mised, for you are my sister's I child; but I could never have given you j the whole heart of love that is aching \ for you.dear." Just then Annie threw | herself into the outstretched arms and kissed the quivering lips, while the I wrinkled, ringless Angers patted her soft hair, oh, so lovingly! "Of all the days of my life this is the I best," said the old lady at last, "and I ! thank God for it." "Amen!" said Annie. And "Amen!" said John. The Biggest Organ. The largest organ in the world, sc- I cording to the Leipziijer Zeiung, is j being built in Ludwidsburg, near Stuttgart, for the cathedral at Riga. . Besides being the most elaborately de signed instrument existent, it will contain all the most modern improve ments. It will be so constructed that it ian be played from an upper gallery or from below. The whole upper por tion is to be blown by gas motors, and t'ne lower part by hand. Thus two ii'ple will be able to play at the same iine. one playing the solo, while the other plays the tutti. It is estimated IJ I LADIES' DEPARTMENT. Fashion Not--.. ■ c Jersey waists continue to be worn. Bridesmaids appear for the most part in bonnets. Black matelasse is much used in mourning dress. ' Siciliehne warmly wadded Is chosen ; for rcdingotes. I Tho hair may be arranged cither .= high or low, as suits the face. Heavy ribbed silk is tho most elegant material for wrap* for old ladies. 8 Myrtle, white roses, lilies and lilacs ' divide favor with orange blossoms as ' bridal flowers. The adoption of velvet for evening dress has left to its being used largely c for bridal toilets. Lace ruches, high in the throat, re - main the favorite lingerie of ladies with long, slender necks. | Full and bouffant trimmings, ruches, * shells, and puffs, adorn the bottom of many fashionable skirts. • Black lace ruches and cascades and ■ black lace draperies for skirts are much in favor for elderly ladies. 'S The most fashionable slippers have very short toes, and straps high on the instep, which tie with very broad ribbon. , Rag-carpet bonnets appear among , the late styles. The plush in this style , of goods is mostly used for the small bonnets. The most stylish round hats are tip tilted over the forehead, the Langtry . | and the odd-looking Phrygian cap being favorites. Kilt and box-plaited velvet skirts are j worn, although the plain skirt with I heavy ruche at the bottom is more gen erally accepted. Surah satins, with grounds of pale primrose, brocaded with four-o'-clocks, are much used for matinees, made up I in Louis XIV. style. The regular brooch is again in style. In these round pins flowers are imitated both as regards color and shape, in tinted gold and enameled metals. 1 ■ The new shakes of blue, etoatfic, co- I bait, royal, drake's neck, sapphire, hus ] sar, gentian, and Presbyterian are all to be found in gloves and hosiery. Wide, straight-brimmed sailor hats of plush or velvet, having the crowns completely covered with short, fluffy ostrich tips, are very muali worn by young girls in their teens. The plain waists and sleeves of dresses, lich have been so long admired I universally adopted, have given . to immense frills, shirrings and Is. The ruffs which are so generally Worn at present were in fashion in the time of Henry 111. Tbey were then an adjunct to masculine dress; they I now hold their place in a lady's ward- I robe. Little girls' velvet costumes are twith very full plain skirts gisnged >ver the hips anil a blouse v\»aist. waists are fastened down the with straps and buckles, c jabots are worn around the md down the front to the bottom bodice. They are caught at the with a diamond pin, and to the i clustered a huge corsage boquet ■'. women of small stature, if they , wish to appear absurd, should flashing diamonds and wear , turquoise, opals, green chalcc ainethysts or even amber, any of as ornaments will be found far iccoming. cry pretty walking dress is made I rk green repped goods of soft The, skirts are ottached to a I jersey bodice, the front of which is Ided in military style in a raised de- | , which is broad just below the at and then narrowing gradually 1 it reaches a point just below the it. Here it meets with a wide de in the braiding, wftich extends i hip to hip. The effact is very be ing to slender figures. The bodice ons down the back. The close res are braided nearly to tha elbow. skirt is edged with a wide ruche, c which are broad, upright box- J s long enough to reach to the scarf j vill, which is draped just beneath I iraiding above bescribed. Royal Cradle*. Ie lately-born infanta of Spain, y Theresa Ysabel, sleeps, wakes cries in a cradle shaped like a h-shell and lined with the palest nk-satin. Her tiny form is covered point d'Alencon lace, specially b from a pattern designed by the j :n of Spain's mother, in which the iof Spain and Austria are grace and tiny pillow, on l<oth of the lilies of the house of Bourbon and the V of her pretty name, Ysahol, are laced and in terlaced. The ether new royal baby, the young hereditary prince of Sweden, has a much less delicate cradel, as be comes a hardy young Norseman. It is shaped like a swan, the wings com- I, if wished, and sheltering the rince, and is well provided with stuffed accessories. Winning a Brirlr ate as the seventeenth century customary in some parts of I for the bridegroom's friends eive those of the bride with a r of darts, carefully directed so all harmless, and Lord Kaimes, ied in 1872, deposes that the ge observances of the Welsh of iy were significantly symbolical riage by capture; the respective iof the bride and groom meet horseback, the former refusing ver the lady on demand and lg about a sham conflict, during the nearest kinsman of the behind whom she is mounted, galloped away, to be pursued by the opposite party, until men and horses Id enough of it, when the bride was permitted to overtake the led fugitive and bear her off in h. The Berricors of France are y European people among whom inn of capture still survives. :he day of a wedding the doors ides house are closed and bar- I, the windows barred and her • mustered within. Presently degroom's party comes, asking ion on one false pretense after r. Finding speech of no avail, ndeavor to force an entrance, o better success. Then comes a the besiegers proclaim that •ing the lady a husband, and are ed within doors, to light for the ion of the heart, win it and the • ith it; the couple, being forth nited in the orthodox fashion. Women in Wnll .sereer. a New York correspondent: reet is overrun with women— who are old and women who ng; women who are poorly Glad men in rich attire; women who talk patly of the market and can ring Hnges on the stock exchange's ns lingo; women attractive and repulsive--all with an eye ogam. They are wild with the speculative craze. Their ambition is "flyers;" their methods most childlike and bland. In the list of these new habitues of Wall street are embraced members of some of the first families of the city, so far as wealth or social connections go. The popular actress abounds and Is petted; ladies who wear crepe veils in memory of departed lords are numerous, and she who could find no profits in engineering a boarding house helps support the broker. Alotley regiment they are, but they have the credit of operating boldly, and taking risks that would drive the masculine speculator wild. It is rather difficult for the average member of the stock exchange to refuse advice to a pretty woman, and, everything being even, the information so put forth is quite up to the standard of Wall street reliability and accuracy. Secrets are sometimes obtained by women which the ordinary man could not discover in a life-time, J and for some inscrutable reason they flourish occasionally where men fail. A Joke on the Artist. There is an eminent painter in Paris who is economical and sententious. J The othor day one of the students | broke a pane of glass in the studio window, and replaced it temporarily by pasting a sheet of paper over the aperture. When the painter came ' down next morning he thrust his cane through the makeshift with the re mark, "He that breaks pays." None of the class, however, took the hint, and next morning another sheet of paper was pasted across the window. It met I the same fate. And so on the next day, and so on the fourth. On the fifth I day, when the artist came down, there was the paper as before. Fire flashed from his eyes, and roaring "He that | breaks pays!" he drove his cane through j the paper—and through the pane of glass behind it that had been put in by ; the students, and then carefully pasted over with a sheet of paper. Cattle trains should not be run with- ' ii. i. 111 i — . i Sorrow. When I was young, I said to sorrow, "Come ami I will play with thee I" He is near me now all day, And at night returns to say. "I will come again to-morrow— I will come and stay with thee." Trough the world we walk together— His soft footsteps rustle by me ; To shield an unregarded head Ho hath built a winter shod ; And all night in rainy wcathor I hoar hi 3 gentle breathings by me. — Anbury De Vcre PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. A Cold Spell -I-c-e. High tied—Married up in a balloon. The telegraph cannot sing.but it can beat time. Fashion journals are properly clas sified as the clothes press. Speculators who get squeezed in p pork deal naturally squeal. The tight style of pantaloons is going out of fashion and the young men of the country can now draw a long breath of relief. A man in Boston has invented a stone-cutting machine which can do the wook of sixty-four men. Better sentence it to State Prison. An Ohio woman armed with a broom stick and a flat-iron put to flight two masked burglars the other day. When lovely woman stoops to flat-irony she makes a success of it. Liberal landlord — "What are you doing in my back yard?" Irish tramp (engaged in mending his clothes)—-"I was jist a gatherin' in me rints, sorr!' Tho 'squire drops the subject and re tires. "Your husband is a staid man now, is he not?" asked a former schoolmate of her friend who had married a man rathei noted for his fast habits. "I think so," was the reply, "he stayed out all last night." Herbert Spencer considers the wear ing of pointed-toed shoes and skin-light trousers a well defined mark of mental imbecility. This level-heated remark reassures us as to the soundness of Mr. Spencer as a philosopher. A young lady in failing health ap- J plied to a physician for advice." "Well," he said, as he discovered the poisonous compounds which had made her once raven locks a fashionable blonde color, "I would suggest a change of hair." "Well, she isn't my style of beauty," was the, contemptuous remark of the lady with the snub nose. "So I per ceive," said Mrs. Blunt. As there was no chance for an argument, the subject was dropped instanter.— Boston Iran Kript. Miss Howe, of Boston, has written a play for seven girls. It is understood that the heroine falls down while skat ing and is saved by a piece of chewing gum which she had thoughtfully placed in her pocket before leaving home. As long as she lived: "I don't care what anybody says," remarked Mrs. Fogg warmly; "Mr. Bolus is a good loctor, and 1 shall employ him as long is I live." "Very likely," replied Fogg; "1 believe it is the same with ill his patients. They all employ him as long as they live — that is to say, until he gets through with them." In a town not many miles from Bos ton, a man stepped into a neighbor's house where he saw the head of the family lying upon his back on the floor, and his wife standing over him, as he thought, with a threatening air lie was about to withdraw when the prostrate man shouted "Come along in, Steve; she is only chalking me out a pair of pants." A lady stood patiently before the re ceiving teller's window in a New York bank the other day, but no one took any notice of her till she attracted the at tention of the money taker hy tapping with her parasol on the glass. "AVhy don't you pay attention to me?" she said petulently. "I'm sorry, ma'am, but we don't pay anything here. Next windov, please," was the polite re sponse. A traveler in France, whose con science would not allow him to use strong language, found out that at the hotel where he was staying the waiters had been so accustomed to hear Eng lishmen do so that they set him down as a milksop and neglected him accord ingly. He therefore hit upon this ex pedient to secure a proper amount of attention: AVhenever he gave an order he rolled out in sonorous tones the words, "Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham." The effect was marvelous.