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FOR THE LADIES.
ENTERTAINING CHATS WITH THE GENTLE SEX. Remarkable German Lady--Should nimi.n Cry and Faint — Ityijleii« of lilt Ere« -The Slave* to Fa«l» lon—Note« and Gnnip. The Young Widow. She It modest, but not bashful, Free mules»)*, but not bold; Like an apple, ripe and mellow, Not loo young, and not too old; Half Inviting, half repulsive, Now advancing, and now shy— There Is mischief in her dimple, There is danger iu her eye. She lisa studied human nature; She ia schooled in nil the arts; She has taken her diploma As the mistress of all hearts. She can tell the very moment When to sigh and when to smile; Oh, a maid is sometimes charming! lllil a widow—all the while. Arc you tad? llow very serious Will her handsome face become! Arc you ungry? hhe Is wretched, Lonely, friendless, fearful, dumb? Are you mirthful? How her laughter, Silver sounding, will ring out! She can lure and catch and play you, As the angler does the trout. Ye old bachelors of forty, Who liavc grown so bold and wise; Young Americana of twenty. With the love-looks in your eyes; You may practice nil the lessons Taught by C'upUl since the fall; lint 1 know a little widow Who could win and fool you all. A ltemurkalile German Lady, Frau Lina Morgenstern, the found ress of the Volksküchen, celebrated her sixtieth birthday on the 25th of last month. This lady, who onjoys such well-deserved popularity in Berlin, was born in Breslau, and edu cated by the celebrated orientalist, Abraham Geiger, with a special view of training her philanthropic, work. This training had the happiest effect, for two years after her confirmation, Lina Bauer founded tho union, which still exists, for the nssistanco of poor school-children. Fraulein Bauer re mained president of this union till her marriage to Horr Tlioodor Mor genstern, 1854, when she settled in Berlin.----- In 1859, when tho degreo forbidding kindergarten in Prussia was annulled, Frau Morgenstern joined with some friends of Kroobel's system of teach ing to found tho Woman's Union for tho Promotion of Kindergarten. A seminary for kindergarten teachers, an excellent homo for children, eight kindergarten schools, and an element ary kindergarten soon sprang up through the efforts of tho union which Frau Morgenstern had founded. In I860 she founded tho peoplo'a kitchen and school of cookery con nected with it, and so great was the success of her undertaking that now there is no German town of any im portance which does not boast similar institutions. For her excellent work in this particular she gained silver medals from exhibitions in Brussels, Hamburg, Leipsic, etc, and the Hy giene Exhibition in Berlin in 1883 awarded her their gold medal. In 1868, this indefatigable worker founded the Society for the Protection of Children, and a year later tho Academy for the Higher Scientific Education of Woman, which sho pro vided with twelve professors until 1878 at her own cost. In the same year sho took part in the foundation of the Union for the Education of the Workwomen, and remained president of that society till 1874. In 1870 and 1871 she turned hor at tention to nursing the wounded soldiers in the Frnnco-Pruesian War. As president of the committees of the Lower Silesian Society and of the East Station Society, Frau Morgenstern directed tho nursing of tho sick and wounded, and created enthusiasm for tho work to such a pitch that during a whole year sho only slept twenty nights iu her own homo. In recogni tion of her services, sho was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit and tho Augusta Medal__ N. Y. Lodger. 1 Someihlng About Good Lnck. TVo frequently hoar housewives «peak of having had poor luck if any dish which they have cooked turns out poorly. They will speak after tho same fashion in regard to the fail ure of any crops in tho kitchen garden, or in reference to other matters as well. Such a manner of speech seems to us as idle, lhere Is really no such thing as luck in housekeeping. All things follow rules os effects do ! causes; and it is only the externally i vigilant woman who looks well to tho j ways of her housekeeping who never ! has any ill-luck to complain of; or if thiugs do occasionally go wrong m the departments, she has the sense to attribute such failures to their right source, viz., to some lack of proper , attention on lier own part. A strict power of attention to tho most minute detail, as well as a mind to grasp the whole situation, to seizo tho important points and let the minor matters go, if something must be neglected, is all but essential in the making of a thorough house keeper. These qualities are rarer in combination, naturally, than we might suppose; therefore we have so many housekeepers who attribute failures to luck rather than to the proper cause. To see a mistake, is with ns a start ing-point to remedying it. And once realizing that there is no luck, speak ing in a fatalistic manner, other than that which wo ourselves make, we do endeavor to cast aside any such dreamy fallacies. It is a littlo delu sion which we may be slightly loth to part with, to be sure—the old feeling of superstition, which attributes fail ures and miscarriages of our purposes to luck, just as though the de'il were really at the bottom of our discom ! fitures. Modern scientific discoveries have helped to dispel many a popular superstition, and we sometimes look back upon the blissful days of ignor anee with a sigh of regret, but the compensations are very great, and we can well afford to strive earnestly to remedy our own defects as house wives, and not sit idly down, wishing, hoping, and waiting for our luck to turn.-—Christian at Work. Sliotild Women Cry and Faint? I cannot agree with a French physi cian as to tho advisability of women sitting down for a "good cry" when everything seems to have gone wrong for the time being, says an English lady writer. This worthy doctor, who evidently believes that a woman should be treated as a helpless being, declares that we do ourselves a great deal of harm by trying to be brave and enduring. A woman, says ho, should never try to bear pain without flinching. In fact, she should just scream and faint as much as she likes, and .then she will surely get better much sooner thnn if she silently boro suffering. And whut about our dignity, M. lo Medecln? Does it become a British matron to figuratively "fall of aheap" and givo way to outbursts of weeping beeause her gown does not fit or tho parlor maid lias given notice? And could wo over roeoneite it with our sense of self respect to scream and kick and promptly givo way to hyster ics directly a neuralgic attack came on or tho demon toothache claimed us for its own? No, no; we have our faults, and our nerves may bo but "puir things," yet I hopo and believe that wo are men tally better balanced and physically stronger than to require to have a good cry "upon the lightest provoca tion.—Rehoboth Sunday Herald. Hygiene of the Eye*. Tho hygiene of tho eyes is very simple. For them as well as for tho complexion, good digestion is equally necessary—more so, for no cosmetic could alternate the yellow tingu which billtousnoss imparts to them—and if mysterious pencils can supply the in sufficient shadow of rare eyelashes, good health alone can givo them that brightness which is their principal beauty. Never read in bed or in a declining attitude—it provokes a ten : s i 0 n of the optic nerve, very futiguinj t o the eyesight. Bathe the eyes daily in salt water, not salt enough, though, to cause a smarting sensation. Noth ing is more strengthening. Many persons fear cold air as they do tho plague. They shut themselves in close bedrooms, where their sys tems are poisoned and gradually un dermined by breathing bad air. It is claimed for cold air, by some of its advocates, that theremodial influence of fresh air is much increased by a low tomperaturo. So much increased in fact that colds are more curable in mid-winter than in mid-summer. Cold is an antiseptie and a powerful digest ive stimulant. Dyspepsia, catarrh and fevers of all kinds, so say some doctors, can bo frozen out of tho sys tem; not by letting tho patient shiver in a snowbank, but by giving him an extra allowance of warm bodclothing with the additional luxury of breath ing cold air. A movement of air through a room is eocurod by leaving a window open both at the top and the bottom. Feminin« Flaslie«, In tho roport of the marriage of a Middlebury (Vt) widow, the bride was given away by her daughter. They say that tho shrewdest politi cian of the present day in Ohio is Mrs. Campbell, the wife of tho gover nor. Most papers continue to publish marriage notices notwithstanding the very stringent anti-lottery law whieli 'is now in force. Death ends tho sorrows of Mrs. Flack, wife of the ex-sheriff of New York. Sho was stricken with paraly sis at tho age of sixty. Tho widow of William S. Coon, a Mexican war veteran, lives at Eastonvillc. El Faso county, and has just been granted a pension. "l'opsy, " a colored woman gambler dressed in men's clothes, hus been at. trading some little notice and notori ty at Trinidad. Mrs. Mackay'snew house in London will bocome the shrine of American tourists. Everybody will want to walk up the $100,000 staircase, A Koeky Ford young lady drew a pair of overalls at a prize show in that bustling town tho other evening, ! but when her number was called i wou ij no t respond, j From the benefit given at tho Broad ! wav tholltr e to tho widow of Police lnspector Hawley, there was a thou san j dollars realized, for which amoun j Manager Lonsdale has sent ^ e r c ^ e0 ; c , Qne of , h ; celebrilloa ln l)envcr this week is Mrs. D. I*. Bowers, tho oldest leading lady now acting in Amorica. For fifty odd years Mrs. Boweis has been a favorite with theatre-goers and our grandfathers used to delight in attending her shows. True Folltene«». Mr. Stavlate—"Y-a-as, I hate those—all—simple-minded country people that show everything thoy ! feel." Miss Westend —It is a mero mattor of training. One of the first things I was taught was tho art of appearing interested when bored half to death. —Street & Smith's Good News Army* ana Navy. A new style of a disappearing gun carrlage is to bo tried at Sandy Hook this month, and if it does all that is claimed for it it is proposed that the 13 old monitors be made into floating batteries, each ono holding a 10-ineh "disappearing" gun-carriage. The question as to what use these old mon jtors. which were built by Ericksson, j ean bo put has been discussed for years. The only alterations needed m ake them into carriages would be , th e removal of their turrets. AN INDISPENSABLE TREE. The Man lYlio Own» a Hickory Tree Has Something to Cherish, A fine old patriarch of . hickory, standing upon a bare, wind-swept hill side, was blown down the other day, and the little nut lovers of the neigh borhood wore loud in their lamenta tions. For the hoary old tree, with a trunk five or six feet through, wide spread branches, and height of perhaps 150 feet, never failed to rain down ev ery autumn upon the children a per fect deluge of nuts, sound and rich, and sweet. It was amusing, yet pitiful, to see them swarm about their prostrate giant friend and bewail his hard fate. Great pieces of tho shaggy bark were carried away and stored in "play houses" as shelves and mementoes by tho girls and the boys came to petition my father for bits of the wood to make handles for their "little hatchets," axes, etc. Besides their value as nut-bearing trees,—and sineo nut culture is assum ing such importance this is great,—the hickories are among the most useful and valuable trees in the world. The wood which some of these trees yield has no superior, if. indeed, it has any equal, for certain important purposes. It is tho hickory wood in the handle which has carried the American axe around the world and has driven, wherever it is known, all other axes out of tho market. The same wood has made possible those light carriages which in turn have made possible tho American trotting horse, one of tho marvels of modern times. No other tree is known tho wood of which is tough enough and strong enough to stand the strain imposed upon the American trotting sulky, and without tho modern sulky, and its heavier fore runner, neither breeding nor training could have produced that race of horses which every American looks upon with patriotic admiration. Tho shellbark hickory is considered tho most valuable species of the genus, though its nuts arc not, esteemed so highly as tho pecans. The shellbark is tho tree which people usually have in mind when they speak of a hickory tree, and tho peculiarity of the bark, which separates into great thick loose scales, gives to tho tree a distinctive appearance by which it is easily recognized.—Yiek's Magazine. Trrcmonloii» mid Stupid. Tho court of Saxony is reputed to ho at onco tho most ceremonious and stupid in Europe. A ponderous eti quette prevails, shadowing all its revels with gloom. Nobody would ever go to court balls for fun. But not to bo seen at them means that one does not movo in tho first circles, under which imputation every hochwohlge boren German writhes, not without some reason. So they are always crowded affairs. There are tnree of these festivities liefere Lent, and a great subscription ball at the opera house on tho twenty-fourth of January, at which king, queen, court, army, foreign visitera and actors, artists, and musicians mingle in one harmonious whole. Of all the interesting things that the watchers in the court-yard saw at a recent ball, nothing compared with tho sedan-chairs. Three of these rolics of antiquity arrived one after another, borne by lackeys in livery, and, being set down in front of tho palace entrance, open flow the coro ne ted doors and out burst three re splondent ladies in brocade, jewels, and feathers, tripping lightly up tho stairs with high-heeled slippers on, alas! not on their little feet! Half a dozen of the oldest families in Dreden still use these reminders of by-gone days in the evening, not often in the day time. Tho queen has a sedan chair, borne by four lackeys in court trappings of buff and gold. It is quite the superior of any other so far as gilding and decoration are concerned, and her majesty sits upon its Batin cushions with an ease less than that sho assumes in her smart English brougham. Curious Photographic Apparatus. A curious photographic apparatus, in which a camera is raised by a rocket and lowered by a parachute, is being developed by a French inventor, M. Amedee Denisse. In its experimental form this wonderful machine is pro vided with the cylindrical camera, has 12 lenses around its circumference, with a sensitive plate in its centre, and is provided with a shutter which opens and instantly closes as the apparatus commences to fall. The descent is eased by tho opening of the attached parachute, which is drawn back to the operator by a cord attached before firing the rocket. For securing bird's eye views this photo-rocket offers sev eral important advantages over bal loon photography, such as compara tive cheapness in operating anil free dom from all risk of human life. In military reeonnoitering it will be in valuable, especially in the ease of a besieged city, it being possible to take a picture of the doings of outsiders "whether thoy will or no." A Horrible Death. .Fudge Punkley, a leading member of the New York bar. who is some what intemperate in his habits, was obliged to consult a physician. The latter examined tho invalid's nose and breath and then said: "You must take one drink less every day." "One drink less every day! Holy Moses! if I tako one drink less every day, in about six months I'll not take any more at all. Why, that is killing me by inches." _______ by singing, but I will turn the Ho—I wish you would sing that dev old song. "Backward, turn backward, O Time, in thy flight." Sweet Girl—I might wake mothet up clock back, if that will do.' STARTLING A QUARTET OF MOST REMARK ABLE OCCURRENCES. Were They Hallucination»? —A Woman See» Her Own Wrath—The Spirit or a Living Wife Visit» Her Mourning Husband. The most familiar species of halluci nations—though not by any means j the only species—consists of the ap- J paritions of dying persons occurring, i simultaneously with the death, to rel ativos of friends at a distance. ^ | SuchapVâritton'ü on the_onehand. j clearly hallucinatory impression, savs the Now Review. The percipient i apparently sees the clothed body of a | human bcimr occupying a portion of. human being occupying a portion space which is, in fact, not so occupies; at tho same time it is, in a sense, a "veridical," or truth-tolling impres sion, since it suggests that something , remarkable is happening to the human , being so seen, and it afterward be i comes known that something remark a a a able and unexpected did in fact hap pen to him at the time. The question then is whether this coincidence is merely accidental or whether it indicates that the external event and tho apparition are really | connected as cause and effect. A lady relates a case as when she was walking along a familiar road one j night in 1885, after spending the even ing with a friend. It was a full moon, and, as sho approached a cross with which popular tradition associated un canny rumors, but which she had often passed at night without seeing any thing, sho saw, as she supposed, a tramp sitting on a stone opposite to it. As she drew nearer sho perceived that it was a female figure, and, as it was bitterly cold, she went up to the woman to awake her. I now givo her own words: "With bewilderment I recognized tile dress I was myself wearing on the creature on whoso shoulder 1 was about to place my hand. At that moment it raised its head, looked fixedly at me with my own countenance and van ished. An icy shudder passed over me. * * *" This lady had on a previous occa sion scon a figure of herself, which she at first took for another person, till it turned its face on her and vanished. In neither case was there any external event, simultaneous or subsequent, that the most ingenious superstition could connect with the apparition. Now turn to the coincidental cases. I will first give a well-attested speci men of an apparition occurring within a few hours of the death of tho person seen. I givo it in the percipient's own words: "In the spring and summer of 1886 I often visited a poor woman, called Evans, who lived in our parish. She was very ill with a painful disease, and it was, as slio said, a great pleasure when I went to see her, and I frequent ly sat with lier and read to her. Tow ard the middle of October sho was evidently growing weaker, but there seemed no immediate danger. • *1 had not called on lier for several days, and one evening I was standing in tho dining room, after dinner, with tho rest of the family, when I saw the figure of a woman, dressed like Mrs. Evans, in large apron and muslin cap, pass across the room from ono door to the other where sho disappeared. I said, 'Who is that?' My mother said, 'What do you mean?' and I said, 'That woman who has just come in and walked over to tho other door.' They all laughed at me and said I was dreaming. But I felt sure it was Mrs. Evans, and next morning we heard sho was dead." Japan 1 * Domestic System. Tho whole domestic system of Japan differs radically from our own. It is the exception for men to devote them selves to amassing property. Singular as it may appear to the western ob server, here is a nation which does not worship tho almighty dollar; which holds that many things are hotter worth having than riches; which is content with enough; which never sac rifices a lifetime to money-making; and which, above all, refuses to "provide for the future" in the western fashion. When a Japanese youth marries ho never dreams of setting up housekeep ing for himself. Ho simply tak.es his wife home, and then she is adopted into the family. When a head of a family is about 50 years of age he thinks it time to retire from active life and enjoy himself. Having settled his affairs ho turns over tho business of furnishing tho supplies to his sons or sons-in-law, and henceforth they must support tho household. The old people now have their innings, and pass their declining years iu a comfort able leisure. Beecher 1 » Timely Hint. When Henry Ward Beecher was at the height of his popularity. Plymouth Church was so crowded on Sunday evening that a lady fainted. Sho yrm surrounded by a curious crowd, which prevented the air getting to her, nnd annoyed lier friends. Mr. Beecher at once dropped his discourse and said, pointedly: "When I was a boy at homo I was always taught if a guest dropped a knife or fork, or created a momentary disturbance, not to notice it. I would like tho congregation to be seated again." The fainting member was then safely removed and Mr. Beecher resumed preaching. The hint was not thrown away. Lorti^ Lisle*» Lowly Luuary. Lord Lisle insists upon smoking a short clay pipe in tho streets, lie is an Irish peer and not very wejl off. His dining-room walls are adorned with colored clay pipes, arranged in stars aud crosses, all of which—over five ' hundred—have been smoked by his j lordship. It is said that he would have of coronets by ter race the sacred body of coroner smoking his short clay pipe on the of the house of lords. an OLD CRIP. j xweniy-e'K'*'' j . Hendrix J ery of Manhattan l8laa __^ „ n „ t „h. It Was Prowling Around in 16 * 17 , New Tor* la Twenty-eight years after the disco v • T -,land by Hendilx cality not a Dutch i Hudson (w ho was in re ^ name man, but an English | being Henry Hudson and his birth j placibeing iLt ompany). two people died on i India company), two " ,v " T | the island of n ^ kir to what * called the, jp ^ 1627 the "grip, ' In fact, , 1( -, ra ,«.«m* *— ----- - . k . , England colonies of Boston. i ing its way through Connecticut into Manhattan Island. in the year 1627 the "grip, as now known, visited America as an epidem ic ravaging first the Puritan or New England colonies of Boston, then work | j Two Dutchmen who were working on the "blockhouse" or fort, which was the first permanent structure erected on Manhattan Island, were taken sick with a bad cold, then in fluenza set in followed by pains a la grippe—-till both men died. The men had been employed putting up a fence'of red cedar palisades around the fort and had overheated themselves during a redliot July day. They took a bath (at the present bat tery) and felt all right that night. But the next day the disease developed itself in both men. They each per sisted in working right along tho second day, but were compelled to go to lied, from which they never rose. In both cases all the symptoms of the "grip" were present and strongly marked. Ono of tho victims left an infant daughter who had grown up and mar ried Mynheer Werekhoven. an influ ential trader who had headed a loan for enlarging tho palisades around tho fort. This Werekhoven was a close friend of OlotT Stevenson Van Cort land, the first New York brewer, and Jacob Gerritts Stryker, tho first and only tailor of his day on Manhattan Island. One day in May these three worthies were discussing polities and wines at the "Stone Tavern" facing the East River, when Mynheer Werekhoven was suddenly sent for. His wife had been taken suddenly ill. Three days later his wife died of the "grip," just as her father had died some thirty years before. The "grip" was again on its travels as an epidemic and had reached New York, or New Amsterdam, by way of New England. So it turns out after all that tho "grip" is a chestnut, not a now thing, but a reverie—a reminiscence. Surprising the Hank Teller. A man hastily entered a Chicago bank one day and, approaching a teller's window, carelessly threw down a check with tho remark: "I would like to deposit that ; please credit the amount to my account." The teller glanced at tho check and winked very hard and vigorously to convince him self that his eyes were still all right. The bit of paper called for $463,000 and bore the signature of one of the most powerful syndicates in the coun try. It was accepted without a word and the depositor left the bank within ono minute from tho time lie entered it. A few weeks ago a middle-aged woman, carrying a small satchel, en tered a Chicago bank and said to tho teller that she would like to make a deposit. "We can't open an account with you," said the young man behind the window, "unless you make some ar rangement with the cashier personally. 1 ean give you a certificate of deposit, however." "Very well," quietly remarked the visitor, "I don't want to be bothered to carry this about town, and tho cer tificate will do very well until I can find some institution that will open an account with me." The expectant young man opened his certificate blank book and dipped his pen in the inkwell before him. Ihe satchel was opened and from it came—not a black purse or a few dol lars tied into a knot in a handkerchief corner—but United States bonds, tho face value of which aggregated more than $218,000. Tho certificate was not filled out. An account was opened. Danger. "Where are you going, my pretty maid!' "Out to the Zoo, hind sir." she said. "May I go with you, my pretty maid!" "They may detain you, sir," she said. Very Likely. As certain ships siuk iu the sens And ne'er are heard of nnv more MeGintv doubtless by this time Is captain of the Pinafore. youth's reply. An Indian Religious Service. A great religious service that re cently took place in Calcutta is thus described: "I wo hundred thousand persons took part in the service. Ra jahs, zemindars, merchants, shopkeep ers, pleaders, professors, graduates and doeto-s were present, and tho Hindoo ladies fasted. Three hundred Brah mins conducted the services, chantin' 1 * the Vedas, len thousand homas were performed for the protection of relig ion. thousands sang tho hymns, and shouts and horrible sounds rent tho air, the people seeming mad. Many of them swooned, and one devotee offered his neck, but was prevented. — N. Y. Tribune. Bold Heart ami Fair Lady. "I like your cheek." exclaimed the girl when the young man kissed her. "So do I liko yours, but I greatly prefer your lips," was the audacious . la go at of tho •HE R CAL J IN." A Romantic Story of Ho»* She Her Mother'» Tahiti. As our brigado advanced, crossin, pasture land, sweeping through thi.'kètl and fording a creek which seemed to bo all turns and elbows, a man about ten feet from mo on tho left dropped dead. My company was on the 0!t . tremo left of the line, you see, and the man was a flanker. He had been shot from the window of a humble lookin» cabin which stood in open ground about riflo-shot away. "Sergeant, tako ten men and clean those bushwhackers out and burn the house!" was the order I got from my captain, and a minute later l had a squad marching away. There had been more or less fight ing over this sumo ground all the fore noon, and tho artillery and musketry fire had been pretty hot. We were now driving the line, and as wo advanced we found many of tho dead still lying where they fell. It wasn t lawful war fare for a buckwhacker to hide away in a farm houso and shoot a soldier in the back. Even if a battle was raging such a deed smacked of murder. If ho could shoot it was his business to he in tho lines opposed to us. Then if his bullets found a human target it was the chances of war, and if he happened to be captured by us he would lie treated as a prisoner of war. We inarched straight for tho house, expecting that the bushwhacker had fled as soon as ho fired his shot, but wo had not covered over half the dis tance when a rifle cracked and one of my men dropped with a bullet in his heart. The nearest cover to the house was a stono fence a hundred feet in front-of it and a shed barn about tho same distaneo from tho back door. Dividing my squad and now adopting all tho precautions wo could, nil of us finally gained tho shelters mentioned. It was a log cabin, a story and a half high, with two windows in front, ono each side and a window in the rear. Tho two doors were front and back. How many men were in the houso wo could not say, but as soon as in position wo opened fire on Ihe doors and windows. Not a shot was tired iu return for three or four minutes. Then one of my men at the wall who had exposed himself, got a bullet in the shoulder and crawled away to bide under a bank of earth. Our bullets soon ridWled doors and window-, and must have searched every part of the house. Wo expected to seo three or four men dash out and make a run for it, or a white flag to be displayed in token of surrender, but all was grimly silent. About ten minutes after my man had been shot ono of tho tuen at tho shed got his head out too far while shooting and received a bullet in re turn. It didn't kill him, but carried away the right half of his upper lip and moustache, passed through his cheek, carried away four teeth and split his car, and after a term in the hospital he was discharged and sent home. Thut was two killed and two wound ed, and all apparently by the smne weapon. Wo knew it to lie an ordin ary rifle by the whip-like crack of its report, but there might be three or four men in the house for all wo could determine. Wo kept blazing away at doors and windows on the chance of hitting somo one, and from the silence of the next ten minutes I felt confident that wo had disabled them. Then I gave the signal for a rush at tho house. All of us wore up and half way them when a ritto-barrel was poked through a broken pane and a flash followed. Tho ball grazed my cheek and struck tho man behind mo in tho forehead and dropped him dead. Next moment we were at the doors, front and back, and they were bangedopen with a ora-h. This is what I saw: A ixiy soldier lying dead on the floor with an arm torn off by a fragment of shell. On the bed was a gray-hairod woman with a bullet wound in hor face. Standing in tho corner of tho room, proud and defiant, with the unloaded rifle in her hands, was a girl of sixteen—a regular country belle in grace and beauty. "I can do no more. Shoot us if you will!" sho said as she confronted us. "Aye! shoot!" added tlm mother. "There lies my only boy, killed by your guns this morning. I lie here wounded, and my gal Jin has dropped four or five of you to got even! One gal to a dozen soldiers! Come and fin ish your work!" But we simply took tho rifle away and left them with their dead, and we pitied them even ns we smarted with the sense of our own loss.—Free Press. 1 * Tlic Jacquard Loom. In 1837 tho application of the Jac quard loom to bobbinet made machin# lace a reality. Since then it lias gono from strength to strength, constantly improving tho quality and decreasing in price. It lias been found, too, that there b not the slightest conflict betwixt ma chine lace and liand-mado. The tnor# of tho ono is consumed tho wider t'é cornés the market for tho other. Ma chine looms, though, have enormously cheapened many of the host laces. For example, a piece of "footing-j plain net," that in 1805 mado by hand sold for $25 tho yard can now be sold in equal quality for just 5 cents. An other thing which lessens cost is tH# use of cotton thread for flax in all but tho costliest kinds. 1* ranee, England. Belgium, Switzer* land, Spain and Italy all teem wit# laco-workers and send their hand-wort pretty well all over tho known world Poor Little Dog. A tramp, who had a dog. hem? asked what ho wanted a dog for. re plied that tho dog was the only frie 8 " he had, nnd that ho was vory dear t# him. "Then why don't you tako better care of him? lie's so thin lie cun bar®" ly walk." Tramp—Yes, 'taint my fault; P°°M fellow, he can't eat tho kind o' gru» people give me.