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THE SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 18QO.
Oh. havo you round tho Fount of youth,
Or have you fuccd tho Flro of Ivor ?
Or whence tho form, tho eyes, tho mouth,
Tho voice, tho grace wo praised or yoro?
Ah, lightly must tho years havo sped,
Tho long, tho labor-laden years,
That enst no snows upon your head,
Nor dim your eyes with any toars 1
And gently must tho heart havo beat
That, after many days, can send
So so It, so kind a blush to greet
To trreet tho ndvont of so old a f rlond.
Another talc, doth It repeat,
My mirror; and It tolls mo truo I
But Time, tho thief of nil things sweet,
lias lulled to steal ono grace from you.
Ono touch of youth ho cannot steal,
Ono trait there Is ho leaves you yet;
Tho boyish loyalty, tho leal
Absurd, Impossible rogrotl
These aro the magic: theso rcstoro
A phantom of tho April prime,
Show you the faoo you liked of yoro,
And givo mo baok tho thefts of Tlmo 1
Andrew Lang in Scrllmcr'g.
THE FALL OP A BACHELOR.
Being a Tale of a JL'rotty Woman and
an Over-Zealous Man.
Translated for tho Argonaut.
Thero waa general astonishment in our llttlo
olrclo of friends when wo learned of tho coming
marrlago of Valentin Sancerrc. What! He, that
hardened old bncholor; that Parisian skeptic,
who scoffed at every suggestion of matrimony;
that jolly high liver, who had sworn a hundred
times that ho "would novor bo caught 1" Yes,
Valentin was going to enter tho great fraternity,
and whom was he to marry? A widow. Moro
than that, a provincial.
"Wo could not understand it. So tho first tlmo
I mot him I took him by tho arm and demanded
"I havo but little time," ho said, "and havo a
itroat many things to do. I havo Just come from
tho mayor's, and am going to tho printer's for
tho Invitations. If you caro to come with mo
that far "
"How did it como about?" I asked him, and wo
started down the boulevard, arm in arm.
"Tho story is quite brlof," Valentin said, "and
very commonplace; but sinco you insist upon
Sraowlnpr it hern it is."
In tho month of February I wont to Nlco for
tho carnival. I havo a horror of traveling by
sight, so I took the 8:55 train in tho morning,
which Bhould land mo in Marseille? five minutes
after midnight. I would pass a day in Mar
seilles, whero my good friends, tho Rombauds, of
tho Huo Saint FcrrGol, expected mo to breakfast.
Tho following day I would leave for Nice, whero
I would arrive about 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
At tho Lyons d&pot thero was a great crowd,
but, thanks to an obliging station-master, I was
able to find a place in a compartment. I was
alono with another traveler decorated, of se
vere bearing, with nn official air whoso only
baggage was a portfolio. Certainly bo would
not go far with that equipment, and soon I
should bo alono alone, the ono thing thatmakes
a railway journey supportable. Everybody was
settled; the train was about to start. Suddenly
thero wcro sounds of a dispute at tho door.
"No, monsieur, no," said a fresh feminine
Telco, with an almost imperceptible southern
accent. "I ordered a sleeping-berth; I must
have a sleeping-berth 1"
"Hut, madanie, wo have none."
"You should havo paid attention to ray letter."
"Wo received no letter, madame."
"Very well. I shall not go."
"As you please; tho train Is going to start. I
have irlvon the signal."
"Stop, stop I I absolutely must go. And thero
Is this enrrhico only ? Well, they will givo me a
sleeping-berth at the first station?"
"Yes, madame, yes."
"You will telegraph?"
"Yes, yes, madame."
Tho door opened; in plunged tho little brown
head, surrounded by a halo of packages and
rugs; u shrill whistle cut tho air: wo wpro off.
The official gentleman gallantly seated himself
near me, so as to leavo ono whole sldo froo to tho
new arrival. Without so much as a glanco to
ward us, all Hurried aud rosy with baste, sho ar
ranged her packages in tho rack and about her
self, with tho haste common to persons who havo
many long hours to pass in a car. Out of the
corner of my eyo I followed her little manoeuvres,
and I ascertained with pleasure that sho was
charming. I say with pleasure; for however
proper one's intentions may bo it is always moro
agreeable to travel with a pretty woman than
with an old man in spectacles.
Tho cold was intense; tho country, covered
wltlj snow, lighted by a pale sun, seemed to lly
rapidly by tho two sldes'of tho coach. Tho fair
traveler, enveloped to tho chin in her rugs, gazed
obstinately from tho window on tho left. I at
tacked tho pilo of newspapors bought at tho sta--tlon
to pubs the time.
At 11:21, Lnrocbe. The train stopped. Tho
official gentleman arranged his papers, rose,
bowed, and got out. Harely had ho stepped
down, when he was received by tho station
master, who culled him "Monsieur l'Inspocteur."
The lady traveler came to tho door. "Station
master !" sho called.
"You havo been telegraphed from Paris for a
"Yes. madame; I havo forwarded tho de
"What, forwarded Itl Am lnot to bo given
that, sleoplng-berth Immediately?"
"Impossible, madame; wo havo no coaches
here. You can bo given one at Lyons."
"At Lyons! At what hour?"
"Fivo forty-five, madame."
"Tho whole day, then ! I cannot remain In this
conch until that hour. It's impossible. I will
"Take care, madame, tho train is starting."
And tbo train drew out. Sho Hung herself In her
corner, furious, wlthoutthrowinga single glanco
in my direction. I plunged into tho perusal of
aiy tenth nowspaper.
Opo does not find one's solf alono with a pretty
woman during a long journey without experi
encing some emotion. 1 should havo liked very
much to cngngo in conversation with hor, but
tho pretext, tho openlug subject, whero was itto
bo found? Considering tho toraporaturo, tho
thrcadbaro pretext of windows to open or oloso
was not to bo thought of. What, thon, was to bo
My neighbor, I had discovered Immediately,
with tho scent of an old Parisian, was a woman
of tlio world, and of tho host. To speak to horin
that way, roughlv, without knowing hor, would
havo mado mo appear in lioreyesastho lowest of
commercial travelers. Thqoulywaytosolvotho
difficulty was for mo to find something strikingly
original to say to her. Hut what? I cudgeled
my brain In vain. 1 was still searching a pretext
for opening a conversation when tho train
"Tonnoro! Twcnty-fiyo minutes for refresh
ments" cried tho porter, opouing tho door.
My neighbor arose, relioved herself of herrugs,
which sho left in tlio coach with her throo llttlo
bag6, and descended. Sho went in tho direction
of tho bulMt, to tho left, on tho othor sldo of tho
track. I followed her. I could thon admire at
jny ease her olegant figure, well outlined in' a
long sealskin cloak. 1 also remarked tho pretty
blaok ringlets at tho nupo of her neck, her gray
felt hat, and her tiny llttlo feet.
At the entrance to tho hall stood tho steward.
Bedecked with u velvet skull-cap, ho indicated
with his hand nnd a napkin a long tablo to bo
Btormed. 1 entered with tho tldo of unkempt,
ungloved, Hurried travelers, and hastily swal
lowed tho succession of dishes served to me; tho
ladyuruvelcr toolcsoino broth at a separate tablo,
I got up among tho first and went out to Biuoko
a cigaretto on tho platform. Tho twouty-fivo
minutes would soon bo passed. Tho travelers, in
groups, came out of tho eating-room and re
turned to their coaches.
I also reinstalled myBolf In mine. My lady
traveler had not yet returned. I saw her in tho
little statlou book-stall on tho other side of tho
track looking at tho books displayed. Though I
saw her from tho back, I recognized her easily
by her pretty style, her sealskin cloak, and her
gray hat. Hor hair seemed to mo to bo a little
fighter, but that was owing to tho dlstanoe, no
Everybody had reentered tho coauhes; the por
itor shut tho doors (umultuously. "Sho is going
Drink Taunhauser beor. II. Benzler.
to bo loft,
I thought, and I throw open tho
"Madamol Madamol" I cried,
off; sho did not hear mo. Tho
I was too far
What was to uo done?
An Idea Hashed through my brain quick as
lightning. She was going to stay thero In that
horrlblo cold without baggago. Sho should havo
nt least hor small belongings tho poor llttlo
woman I I mado an armful of tho threo bags nnd
tho rugs, and throwing it all to a man in uni
form, who was near tho coach upon tho road, I
cried, "To that lady yonder I"
Tho man in uniform took tho things and went
toward tho lady of tho book-stall. At tho sumo
moment at tho oppo3lto sldo of tho coach tho
sldo of tho platform tho door opened and my
lady traveler, perturbed, hustled byngrumbllntr
conductor, plunged Into tho coach, and tho train
Horror! I had mlstakon tho traveler tho
woman of tho book-stall was not tho ono; tho
samo cloak, samo hat, same stylo, but not she.
I had played a pretty trick.
She was barely in tho coach when sho cried
out: "My packagos thoy havo stolon my pack
ages!" And, for tho first tlmo, sho looked at
mo with what a look. Hcavons! that look I
shall never forget It.
"No, madame," I said to her, "your bundles
are not stolen: they havo bcon loft at Tonnerre."
I explained all to her. Tho second glanco Bho
shot at mo I think I shall remember longer than
"I am disconsolate, raadomc," I stammered,
"absolutely disconsolate Hut the motlvo was
good. I thought you wero going to miss the
train, that you would bo cold I did not want
you to bo cold. I beg you will pardon mo. Fear
nothing for your things; they aro in safo hands
a man in uniform. At tho next station you will
telegraph I will telegraph wo will tolcgraph;
they will send thorn to you right away. You
shall havo them, I swear It to you, oven if I
should havo to return myself to Tonncrro to get
"Enough, sir," sho said; "I know what I havo
to do," nnd sho returned to hor corner, twisting
her gloves with her anger. But, poor llttlo thing,
sho had not thought of the cold, bho no longer
had hor warm rugs.
At tho end of nbout ten minutes sho began to
shiver. Well might sho draw hor soalskin about
her pretty figure; positively sho chnttercd.
"Madame,:' I said, "I beg you. upon my knees,
accept my rug; you will bo ill. it will bo my
fault, and novor in my ltfo shall I console my
self." "1 am not speaking to you, sir," Bho said dryly.
I waB very nervous, very excited. To begin
with, I found her charming, and then I was furi
ous over my ridiculous blunder. In short, I had
arrived at a great resolution.
"Madame," I said, "accopt this rug, or, I swear
to you, I will precipitate myself from tho win
dow." And, throwing-tho rug between her nnd
me, I lifted tho window and seized tho outside
knob of tho door.
Was I determined to throw myself out? Be
tween you and mo, not altogether, I think; but
it appears I looked as if 1 wore, for she cried im
mediately: "You aro crazy, sir, to think of such
a thing 1"
"Tho rug, or I jump 1"
Sho took tho rug, and, in a tono moro softened,
said: "But, sir, you will perish with cold."
"Do not disturb yourself about mo, madame; I
am not chilly, and oven if I should bo cold it
will only be tho just punishment of my unpar
"Say of your too great haste, for you aro right,
tho Intention was good; but how could yo l havo
taken that lady for mo?" v
"Because sho appeared to mo charming."
Sho smiled; tbo ico was broken tho Ico of tho
conversation, be it understood, for, otherwise, I
shivered. But how quickly I forgot tho cold and
tho journey and all! Sho was delicious, exqui
Sho loved travel, llko myself: sho had been in
Italy, llko myself; in Spain, like myself; sho
dreamed of going to Egypt, still like myself; in
literature, in music, in everything, tho samo
tastes as my own. And then, think of this! A
crowd of general connections. Sho was intimate
with tho Salnt-Chamas, with tho Savnoys. with
tho Montbazons, above all. To think that I had
perhaps met her twenty times in those salons,
nnd that I had never noticed her I
Sho spoke naively, amiably, with tho charming
simplicity that I admired so much. A slight
very slight provincial accent, imperceptiblo-a
warble rather, gave to her words tho light skip
ping of a bird.
Though I did everything in the world to conceal
it, heavens, how cold I was !
At Dijon (2:20) my right foot was seized; wo
telegraphed to Tonnerre for tho things left be
hind. At Macon (4:45) it was the turn of tho loft
foot; wo received a despatch from Tonnerre,
saying tho baggago would arrive at Marseilles
tho following day. At Lyon-Perracho (5:48) my
left hand became insensible; sho forgot to claim
her 6leeping-berth. At Valence (8.03) my right
hand followed tho oxamploof tho loft; I learned
that sho was a widow and without children. At
Avignon (9:59) my nose turned violet. I under
stood that sho had never loved her first husband.
Marseilles at last (12:05) I sneezed violently three
times; she handed me my rug and said, gra
ciously: "Au rcvolr."
jlurevoir! Ah, I was wild!
I passed tho night at the Hotel do Noatlles an
agitated night, full of thoughts of hor. Tho fol
lowing morning, when I awoke, I had tho most
horrible cold In tho head imaginable. Would I
daro present myself In that state to my friends
tho Rombauds? Bah! Travelers must tako
travelers' chances. Thoy would tako mo as I
was, und tho next day I would euro mysolf in tho
sun at Nice.
That excellent Rombaud had Invited several
friends In my honor, and among tho persons
thero was my traveler my charmer.
When 1 was presented to her an imperceptible
smllo played about her lips. I bowed and said:
"I havo them," sho whispered.
Wo sat down at tablo.
"What a cold, my good fellow !" cried Rom
baud; "wherein tho devil dI4 you get it? In tho
"Possibly." I replied; "but, to toll tho truth, I
do not regret it."
Nobody understood this odd remark, but I felt
tho soit and friendly glanco of my traveler glldo
toward mo across the tablo.
Whatmoroshallltellyou? Tho following day
I did not leavo for Nice, and I am to bo married in
Death in Evil Odors.
From tho Pittsburg Dispatch.
You cau kill a man qulclccr by an ovil smell
than any other way In tho world If you know
how to go about it, anil all ovil smells aro in
greater or less degree poisonous and rcduco vi
tality whero they do not destroy outright. Tho
London Lancet gavo tlio case of a gontloman in
a railroad car detained alongsldo cars of hogs
in an oflenblvo condition about fifteen minutes.
IIo was taken ill with symptoms of prostration,
though previously in health, and died shortly
after, poisoned by tho intolerable odor. Down
in old Qulncy, Mass., not so very far from John
Adams's hay-Held of the Revolution, on a by
road used to bo, may ho now, that distress to a
neighborhood known as a pig farm, If you
over como within two miles of such au institu
tion with tho wind your way you will remem
ber and ileo tho vicinity over after, I think it
was Capt. Adams's wifo living on tho straight
road from the farm, a hard-working, enduring
Now England woman, who began sinking in
health soon after tho establishment of tho pig
gery and died in a decllno. She protested oyer
and over that the air from tho pig farm was
killing her, and neighbor women bellevo to this
day that sho died of tho eilluvla, which un
doubtedly was tho cause of her death.
A olorgyraan, after years of suffering from
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HER SECRET OF SUCCESS.
Why tho Tons nnd Dinners of a Most Clmnn
lnc Imtly Aro So Attractive.
What woman in America docs not know tho
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Tho namo sho so aptly adopted seems to bo in
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In conversation with n lady friend a short tlmo
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'melts' In everybody's mouth. It Is certainly n
Such in brlof is what ono of tho most popular
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if yon Btart right.
Tho. first Btop
should bo nn ox-
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