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THE PEASANT BRIDE.
Itoraantlc Morjr of lllcli mid Ki-lifld Russian I'rliico, and 1 1 In Mnrrlum. Tho late Prince Peter Sayn Wittgon ttein, SH.ys Mm Paris coirespomlnul of The New York Tribune. Uioiil'Ii his title and hit grandfather, Marshal Witt gonstoin, wore (Ionium, iih were also his father mid half-brothers, was born and remained a Ktissiau. Ho was an oflicer of I lie t-ziir's iiiiril, and for many years military atlaclio al. the Russian embassy here. He was fab- ilously rich. His mother was tho iress of tho richest hruuoli of the Iziwil family, ami was seized of es- s in Russia on whicli tliure were gethor 125,0(10 serfs. After a tui- ority in which nlio was plundered by a commission of trustees and gum-dinns, there remained to her only $22,500 a year. Her husband, the son of Mar shal Wittgenstein, undertook a series of lawsuits to make tho plunderers dis gorge. Ho got out of the in 10, 500.000 cash, and the enormous estates which hor son has enjoyed ever sineo his in fancy. Tlioy were chit-Ik in Russia, but there was a Polish estate bringing In a yearly inoomo of 187,500. which he came into joint I. with I lie Princess Ilolionlulio, now Statthcl terin of Alsace-Lorraine, his full sister. It was whispered Unit the late prince of S.iyn Wittgenstein was the son of the Vr.nr Nicholas, who, when he was grand duke, mado up to Princoss Stephanie and was not discouraged. A consciousness on the part of Nicholas of tho "legal" father having discover ed that this was no was the cause of the bitter and undying hatred which he manifested toward tho injured husband, and which obliged tho latter to qut Russia ami settle in Germany witli his second wife, nee Princess Hariatinsky, who in nor iiusDatut s lifetime begun a ivo affair with Liszt tho composer. At rate, Prince Peter Sayn itlgen- n, who has just died, was tho im- o of the most haughty and unbend ing of the Kii-siun czars, and had that peculiar staro of Nicholas which Queen Victoria in writing of him mentions. The bluo iris of tho large and widely opened eye was small, and wlionover tho lid was not down appeared encir cled with white. This was an unpleas ant ugliness. Kut otherwise he was a very line-looking man with a correct, pseudo-Greek protile. At a reviow in the full-dress uniform of the Russian guard, tho prince was really an impos ing personage. Ho was brought up at tho court of St. Petersburg, which, bo fore the nihilists sobered It a little was, as h s legal father said in his will, the most frivolous and corrupt in tho world. Well, Prince Peter had a great con tempt for women; so much so that twenty yoars ago he was regarded as a confirmed bachelor. Tho Princess Metchorski, who became the wife of 1 Prince Paul Domidoff, and the Princess Tpuihetskoi, who succeeded her as that vffionaire's socond spouse, were -fiinong those who were thrown at his head by ambitious mothers. He was talked of in connection witli various beauties of the imperial court; but his alleged relations with thorn were not to their honor, and though he went to the dinners and suppors of the brilliant cocottes who cut such a dash in the tinio of tho second empire, they never seomod to exercise any fascination upon him. Ho was called "the northern icele'' by the princess iMolteruicu, and "King Frost" Yet this cold, stately man. who despised-nearly every woman whom he knew and passed for being a fiisogynist, was capable of a burning ud a romantic and an enduring pas ion and may be said to have died of a rokon heart, booause his wife went to in grave before him nfter a union or a long tiiuu oi:ioi ti uuni ijr iwcn y years. i .1 ..j i i bhe was a servant in a nrotou Inn when ho lirst saw hor. He had gone to Brittany to see ono of those pictu resque roligious meetings, half pagan. half Christian, and wholly Breton, nown at Pardons. I saw his bride in vis a good many yoars ago. She was taring with a Breton woman, of hum ble extraction like horself, who had lod a rather curious sort of life. Princess Peter had the neatest featuros conceiv able, jet black hair, penciled brows, hrght black eyes expressing health, italily, and quick perceptions, and learning, even teeth that lit up the ell-lighted face whenever she laughod. he was a fisheriighter at ffcrlion, d hertotfcGr, x(idfathor. V un let, and three brothers had yished ilwca. Whenever she nontyA nigii she crossed herself aiWroflered up a ,1 I . I . prayer lor an wno wcra oui ai tan ml lor all sailors and hshdrt orphans. rink Sayn Wittgensteifllid not like vt wear her peasant iWjstume. But lie Vs never at her ease, unless in it be rms the most unaffected soul alive nd wks only happy With her own peo le. Prince Peter built i chateau for ro( almost legal i pie ml or. But the I 1 1 ntlulo a condition liiat it aluiuM be easily convertible 1,1 was licr wisli into an orphanage. LI was her wish that it should im riltiiiialoly turned into a refuge for the widows and orphans of lislmrs. She knew nearly every family along the stormy si retail of heanh near Ashant head, and the good site did in imr sim ple way showed how well Prince Peter judged her when ho di-iiii-ininiid In make her his wife. Thoilgh a pious Catholic, she was no bigot. The hus band intended that she was, if she sur vived him, to do as she pleased with his fortune, which in tills way was not hereditary. In tho life of Ills maternal grandfather it was conliscated by tho C.ar Paul. Aloxandor 1. restored it as a personal favor to Princess Stephaino Rad,.wil, afterward Princoss Sayn Wiltgeustoin, and she mado a donation of it to her husband. Ho gave it in his lifetime and soon aftor her death to their son Peter, because the Czar Nich olas conveyed it to him that ho would bo glad of such an arrangement. This was meant and undoi-stood to be a command. Princess Holieiilohe, if hor brother has not made a will, comos into the fortune of her late brother. But will tho Czar allow her to keep the Russian estates? The probability i. that he will not and that she will have to sell them. Prince Peter Sayn Wittgenstein de voted all the energy in him which sur vived Ills wife to building a mausolem in which they are both to sleep togeth er. It is to be also a lighthouse and a lady chapel. A beacon light will be placed in the hand of a statue of Mary Star of the Sea. The Lily Wreath. Toward the stream a Illy maid Now trip across the lea, Ami who to-dny so Millie ami guy Anil lliflit of heart aa ahet As on she spends, she laughs and tings And joy pervades her sunk, While birds essay to thrill her lay The trembling reeds among. She comes to search the streamlet's ben Kor lilies white as snow, A wreath to twine, thut she mayahlnt Wherever she may go. For she's to-ilsy the queen of May, A sovereign of renown, And 'tis proclaimed that all to famed Should wear a dainty crown. She weaves the flow'rets one by one, A zone of beauty grows, And proud la she that majesty Is hers where'er she goes. Anon the village kiecn she Dears, Where stands the Mar-pole tall, And every tongue, of old and yuung, Proclaims ber quern of all. lint soon those flow'rets fade and di, Aud droop athwart ber brow; Her queenly pomp 'mid dance and romp Has gone forever now. "Alas!" she cries, "I see full well That pride is but a dreum; "It comes and fades for little maids, Like lilies of the stream." Cwi$ell'i Family Altigaun. Try It. .Some odd things take place in saloons which become the resort of steadj customers. The old chaps who gather in at regular hours have many ways ol creating fun and amusement for them selves In a place on Twenty-third street the other night there were a dozen "old-timers" who were puzzling their gray heads for a novolty. One of them offered to bet that a oompanion could not eat five square soda crackers in live consecutive minutes without drinking to moiston his tongue and throat The task seemed such a light one that the but was promptly taken. On the third cracker tho sport began. Tho mau who attempted the task was literally choking b' the tinio he set his teeth on tho fourth cracker, and had not taken more than a mouthful when time was called. Meanwhile the tears were running out of his eyes, and they were bulging out in sympathetic re sponse to the pain in his gullet. O-io man said he had seen the trick attempt ed a hundred times, but never success full v. Then someone started a ds cussion about weiss beer, and a bet was made that no rme in the party could drink a glass of it in a single draught. It is a common thing to see thirsty beer-drinkers swallow a glass full of ordinary lagor at one draught Every body thought it might be as easily done with the weiss beer. But the trial pro duced five ridicuous-looking men hold ing half-empty glasses, while their mouths stood open from the e licet s of the gathorlng gas. Weiss beer is full of gas and can only bo drank slowly. Sew York Tribune. Tender Dignity. The small girl had a request to prefer to her mother. She wanted to be per mitted to go to the grocery for some thing that was needed. She was only even. Her mother laid: "Well, you can go. But mind you must not stop on the street and talk to the boys. Mamma." she said, drawing her self up to her full heigth, "Mamma, you insult me!" San Franciico Chronicle. Why Tarbox Howled. Look at that Maine Individual over thero In the red flannol shirt which is not evou on speaking terms with soap. You might not think from a casual ob servation that he has any peculiarities whatovor, but the other day he came down with a terrible toothache an ache that reared and kicked and "buck ed'1 all within llr'- v seconds, till this world ceased to .we any attractions for tho man who was entertaining it. Well'lie just ooiildeii't stand it any lon ger, and started post haste for a dentist in a neighboring town. The proprietor of a hardware storo in close proximity to this dentist was standing in the door of his store that afternoon wlioii he heard a most torriblo and ear splitting shriek proceeding from the ollice of tho man of teeth. He had boeome accustomod to moans and subduod exclamations from that quar ter, but nevor had he heard such bell owings as now pierced the air. His curiosity was so thoroughly aroused that a littlo later on he walked into the dent st ollice and said: Whom havo you been butchering over hereP I nevor hoard such a yell in all my life." "Oh," replied the extractor of molars, "that was old John Tarbox, from T . He had a tooth out" "Had a tooth out!" replied the vis tor, "well I should think so, and it must have come mighty hard to fetch such a roar as that ." "Oh. dear, no," said tho dentist, "lie didn't niako that noise when I pulled the tooth. It was afterward." "Afterward?" "Why, yes," was the reply, "the tooth came easily enough. Tho time he fetched tho cry of agony was when 1 charged him 50 cents for doing the job!" Lewisloit (Ale.) Journal. My Boy StilL Do you think I've forgotten the day I carried him at my breast! Many fulr children I've loved since then. Hut I thluk that I loved him best, For he was our first born child, John, Aud I have not the heart, or will, To love him less; whatever may come He's my boy still I I remember when he was a little lad, How be used to climb ou my knee; How proud we were of his beauty, Of bis wit aud bis mimicry. And I kuow quite well he's a man now, With a wild and stubborn will; But whatever he Is to you, John, He's my boy still I lie was Just like suusbine about the bout, In the days of bis happy youth; You kuow we said that with all his faults He had courage and love and truth, And though be has wandered far away, I'd rather you'd say no ill; He Is sure to come back to bis mother; He's my boy still. I know there was never a kinder heart, Aud I can remember to-day, How often he weut- with me apart And knelt at my knee to pray. And the man will do as the boy did, Sooner or Inter he will; The Bible Is warrant for that; ao "ie's my boy still I A mother can feel where she cau't tee, She is wiser than any sage; My boy was tralued in the good old way, j I shall certainly get my wage, I And though be haa wandered far away, And followed bis wayward will, 1 know whatever, wherever he Is, lie's my boy still ! Indianapolis Jfim, Silver Garters for Girls. The harness about the waist is simply barbarous, while that from the buouMois Is littlo better la effect and ugly to look upon. Tho strap fastened In wnidt nr chomiloUe.' when taut enough to keep the Blockings smooth, must necessarily pull upon the garment with each stop, bearing down hoavily upon tho lower part of tho body, caus ing annoyance and inconvenience as well as irritation. Our advice to wo men is to have a good substantial silver gartor of the spiral pattern made, sincv silver will wear for years and always be kopt bright and shining; and as the garter gives readily witli each move ment of the leg, is oool and light, and brings no steady pressure upon any sensitive part, it is a great improvement over any thing else we are familiar with, and our knowledge of supports is thorough and comprehensive. Dness. Strange Household Pets. A' strange bequest and a strange household pet was that which my friend's father received fro-iu his grand mother. It was a land turtle that she had eared for and pet test for forty years. It had the range of the hoit.se, answer ed to its name, Dan, would come after its food and eat out of hand. When ready to take his long winter steep Dan would peck at the bureau, when his mistress would wrap him in flannels and tuck him away in a drawer, where he remained (dormant until spring. Dan lived five years with, the legatee, and when be died an alligator took its place. The hitter thrives and is as tend erly cared for as a pet canary orSeotcn terrier would W Anurican Grocer. FURNITURE Stoves and House-Furnishing' Goods ON TIME PAYMENTS AT TEXAS INSTALLMENT CO, 751 ELM ST., DALLAS, TEXAS. Hnll nn nnuv uranlrlv nr mnnthlv nil I' Innn I u KVI1I Vtllllllf Heeded tO t II Til I h) I Ik llOIIBe Com plete from Cellar to Garret. Our Stock Is the largest, our prices the cheapest, aud our terms the easiest. No rofcreuco or security required. H. B. 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