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,8I WAS NOT MUCH IN LOVE.
. were straying by the seashore, I the twilight's purple glow; J.itening to the pftr, sweat muslo Of old ocean's ebb and flow. aI m thinking, love." be whispered. "Of a cottage by the sNa ,nyn sea and sky about us. What a happy life 'twould be. "It you're ever nr n' me. darling, I an care for nothIng: since y,,u are all the world unto me I'm as lhany as a priunel" Then she answered, hesitating. In their conversation's lull: ·"Yues, my dear, it might be Dleasant But 1 tear it would be dnrl." CABUL. The 'City of Afghanistan in Which Major Oavagnari and the British Embassy Were Massacred. Cabul is a most bustling and populous city f sixty thousand souls, and such is the noise $I the streets during the busy hours of the day and night that it is difficult to be hoard by a companion with.whom you are con versing. The great Bazar, or "Chouchut," is an ele at arcado in perfect Oriental architecture. 'The arcado is 000 feet long and 30 broad; it is divided into four equal parts. The plan is ju didious and convenient, but it has beeoon left nfinlahed, as also the fountains and cisterns. Il it were completed no, bazar in the East could compare with it. One cannot help ad qiring and wondering at the rich display of Silks,cloths and goods which are here arranged for sale. In the evening the city presents a very interesting sight. Each shop is lighted up by a lamp suspended In front, which gives the city an appearance of being illuminated. Cabul and its neighborhood are particularly celebrated for their fruits, which are exported in great abundance to India. Its vines are so plentiful, the grapes areat times given to the cattle for food. The production of wine from this grape has somewhat the flavor of Madei ra, and it cannot be doubted that a very supo ior description of wine could he produced in this country with only a little care. The grepe is used by the people in a variety of ways; its juice is used on roasted meats, and during meals they use dried grape powdered. It looks like Cayenne pepper, without being e number of shops for the sale of dried flts is remarkable, and their arrangement teful. Fruit is more plentiful and more ed than bread and is considered one of the necessaries of human life. In the month of May we may pureness the fruits of a bygone season. Poultry and game are much esteemed, and there are numerous Sbops where snipe, ducks, partridges and clover, with other varieties of wild and tame fowls, can be bought. The prices are moder Ate, but not if you yield quickly to what is asked, for it is not unusual to purchase game at less than half of what is first demanded. ;his habit of dealing for all kinds of com 'modittes consumes much time in wrangling sad cheaping goods. There are shops of hardware, shoemakers, and of every branch of buslness to be round in this remarkable ity, all arranged with singular neatness. The month of May is the season of the S'alodeb," which is a white jelly strained from wheat. It Is drank with sherbert and snow, and is deliciously lntoxicating. The people are passiornaly fond of this rirink, and the venders of this nectar are te pt actively employed in supplying the demand. A pillar of snow stands on one side of the shop, and a fountan plays near it, which gives these places a delightful atmosphere. The crowd of eager customers congregate here to enjoy the drink and the pleasant air that circulates around them, resulting from the fountain and the snow pyra <ki. Cabul is celehbratd for its baked meats. The bread is baked in ovens, the paste plastered upon the hot sides of the Loven, and dotes not offer a tempting appear Mace. "ihuwash" is considered a great dainty. It is merely blanched rhubarb, which grows spontaneously, protcted from the sulln, trder the hiflls In the neilghborhtcxl. "Sha bash Rlauwash 4" is the cry in the streets of the itinerant venders. In most of the crowded streets are story tellers amLusing the idle with their yarns, or dervishes proclaialming the glories and deeds of the prophets. If a baker ma kes his appear itee before these worthies they demand a cake in the name of the prophet., and to judge of the number who follow this occupation it must be a profitable one. There are no wheeled carriages in Cabul; the streets are very narrow, and well kept in dry weather, although during rains it is the dlrtiest place knows for mud and slush. The streets are intersec ed by small covered aqueducts of clean water, which is of considerable conve nience to the people. The inhabitants are novel and interesting In appearance. They saunter about dressed in sneepskiu cloaks, and seem huge from the quantity of clothes they wear. The children have ruddy cheeks, With the bright bloom of youth and healthful less, but this brilliancy of color is lost as they g row up to maturity. The city is compact, Sbut the exterior or the dwellings have no pro tensions to elegance, and are constructed of Sun-burnt bricks and few of them more than two stories high. The Cabul river passes through the centre of the city, and tradition says that the city has been washed away three times by inundatloo, although no one living over remembered the river to be other than a placid, sluggish stream. A storm in Switzerland. [Edward King in Boston Journal.i A storm here is mightily impressive. I was Seated the other evening on the summit of the "Schaenzil," a round-topped hill crowned with a summer hotel and theatre, and was dininug listlessly, looking out now and then t the vast line of snow-clad peaks in the erad miles away, when there came a st of terrific thunder and then a succes of lightning flashes. The servant came lyng to remove the cloth, and pointed pologetlcally to a black cloud which was g with extraordinary swiftness along sky. Far off in the valleys I could see t sheets of rain falling; and a beautiful arin of white clouds rose slowly up before white Alps, shutting them entirely from w. There came more thunder and tning, and then-by that time I was sly housed beneath an awning-- it eed to me that the surrounding world disappeared. Thick darkn as reigned. sky was filled with torrents of rain, that tdown with crushing force among the o-tormented trees; the heavens fairly bel ed, and from moment to moment there e reaounding cracks that really made s heart beat faster than usual. Berne and ceathedral, the long line of wooden houses the river, with their gabled roofs and hun windows--the poplar trees, the bridge the noble hills beyond it were gone! reigned in theirstead. An hour of this monotonous, and just 8as I was restless the rain ceased, and na;lI farewell grand organ peal from celestial choir-vaults came ringing down h the clouds, which began to rise. The dre.tly opposite me now btgan to ap . The mists stole away, discalosing first wood, then a house, then a street, then gardens, and by and by the ve wallsU by the stream. Warm I came to replace the cold: which seemed to have come down from t glaciers; the trees near me rocked no , but presently the sun came bravely and touched them, turving every rain- I Upon them into a pearl Now glory flo~od he hills and the valley, and I ventured to toward the "Oberland" again. The cur Was swept away as by a supernatural and as if it had been done expressly I might be overcome with admiration. they were!--thelr exquisite, eternal. summits touched with tints of rose! 7, such divine spectacle Is not often SI felt as if I had not lived in vain. The I The Alpsi the snow-crowned, the ma the mysterious Alpe! I understood i Byron had been inspired to writeK Manfred. I gdb a clear glimpse of the in spiration which uplifts the soul In those noble regions. EUItOPEAN ABRIES. Military Strength of Various Continental Countrios. [Vienna Oor, of the London Standard.] The recent newspaper war between Ger many and Russia having given rise to many speculations concerning the offensive and de fensive power ofseveral European States, some particulars respecting various armies which have been furnished to me on good au thority may be read with interest at this mo ,ent. To begin with Germany, the re-organ isztion of that army was fully earned out in 1866, since which time the annual recruiting has produced 1,300,000 men. After making r due deductions for dead, sick, etc., the strength of the German army maymay now he fairly put at 1,250,000 men of the line, andt the reserves and the First Landwehr. all of whom are thor oughly drilled and ready to enter the field at any moment. These men areof various ages, from twenty to thirty-two years. Besldes there the German government can call out the Second Landwehr and the Landsturm, which include all the drilled soldiers from thirty-two to fifty years of age. These would. after making due deduction, number 1,300,000 men. All these 2,650,000 soldiers can be marched in twenty-four hours after their belng called out, as all the quartermaster's arrangements are made in time of peaceo to enable this to be done. From this total must be deducted 200,000 for the fortresses, 150,000 for the coasts and against Denmark, and 100,000 for depots; so that 2,100,00 men are available for reil warfare, and the last of whom would only re quire a fortnight at the most to be on the frontiers. The border fortifications on the French side are completely finished and are fully armed. They are furnlshed with large stores of provisions, and communicate with the interior of the country by means of rail ways. France has, of couxer, good fortresses also on the German frontier, and these are strengthened by smaller barricading forts. but, in addition to the fact that they will not he completed and in thorough working order before 1881, Germany has the advantage of a convex frontier which would facilitate con centric attacks, such as are regarded by mili tary authorities as the most successful. The strength of the French army Is, on paper, 3,600,000 men, but Sir Garnet Wolseley, as well as other authorities, calculates it is only about 1,800,000, among whom are more than I 600,000 undrilled men. Besides this, the state ) of the territorlal army and the Garde Mobile r is so doubtful that France is coisldered to have ready for the beginnnlg of a war not more than 1,000,000, of whom 400,000 must l.h deducted for garrisons, etc., leaving 600,000 really available for action. Russia's force, although given on paper at 1,800,000 men, cannot, as was explained at the beginning of the recent dispute, exceed 400,000 men on the German frontier. Aierlcan Muptrstltlen. iNew York Timoe.] The following superstitions, handed down by tradition, are yet fervently belleved in many parts of America: White specks on the nails are luck. Whoever reads epitaphs loves his memory. To rock the cradle when empty is injurious to the child. To eat while a htll is tolling for a funeral caunoes toothache. The crowing of a hen indicates some approaching disaster. When a mouse gnaws a gown some misfortune may be apprehended. He who has teeth wide asunder must seek his fortune in some distant land. Whoever inds a four-leaf trefoil-shurmrock--should wear it for good luck. Beggar's bread should be I given to children who are slow in learning to speak. If a child less thnu twelve months old be brought into a cellar he he' comes fearful. When children play soldiere on the road-ilde it forebodes the Ap proach of war. A child grows proud if suff.rel to look into a mirror while less than twelve months old. He who pro poses moving into a new house must send in beforehand brawl and a new broom. Who ever sneezes at an early hour either hears some news or recelves some presents the same day. The first tooth east by a child should be swallowed by the mother, to incur., a new growth of teeth. Buttoning the coat awry, or drawing on a stocking inside out, causes matters to go wrong during the day. By bondlng the head to the hollow of the arm the initial letter of the name of one's future spousen 1is reprsertW. WoUmen who sow flax seedl shouldt during the process, tell some confounded fle., otherwise the yarn will never bleech white. When women are stauflRig beds the men should not remain In the Douse, otherwise the feathers will come through the ticks. When a stranger enters a room he should be obllged to seat himself, if ondy for a moment, as he otherwise takes away the children's sle.p with him. The following are omens of death: A dog's scratching on the floor or howling in a particular manner and owls hooting in the neighborhood of the house. Domestic harmony must be pre served when washing-day comes, in order to insure fine weather, which is indi3pensable, as that ceremony is generally performed out of doors. lbse South African Boer. In point of physique the Boer is a fine fel low-tall and muscular and lithesome. though slouching in his gait. Azough, sunburnt tace, the very plctur, of health, appears from un derneath his broad-brimmed hat. He is pro vetrblally healthy, leading, as he doesa, a pas toral existence, seldom touching intoxicating liquors except on an occasional visit to a (ls taut town. He marries young, and is, as a rule, blessed with a large family. In his muode of life he is simple in the extreme, with an en tire indifference to cleanliness or comfort. The Boer is a sloven; his house is a piggery. The homestead is but an unpretending build ing, having, in all probability, been built by the farmer and his sons. The furniture of the dwelling room consists of a large table, the "Vrau'b" chair, a few other hard chairs, a family chest or wardrobe, and a settee, the seat of wh'ch is made out of strips of oxnide, st' etched and crossed in the form of network. On the table lies the Bible, which constitutes the family library, other books or newspapers being rarely seen. Indeed the Boers might fairly be termed a "Biblical race." Those who can speak English frequently express them selves in language resembling that of the Old Testament, and if engaged iu dlscussion their arguments will be supported by exam ples and quotations from Holy Writ. SubdunlI and Aveldlng Fever and Alae. Of all chronic diseases, fever and ague is per haps the least conquerable by the ordinary re sources of medicine. There is. however, a remedy which completely roots it out of the system in any and all of its various phases. This celebrated anti-periodlo is vegetable in composition, and is not only officacious, but p' rfectly safe, a thing -kat cannot be predimted with truth of quinine. Hostetter's Stomach Bltters I-, besides, a most efficident means of de fense a.ainst malaria, as it endows the phy slque with an amount of stamina which enabies it to encounter miasmatic Influences w:tho,ut prejudice to health. Persons about to visit, or Iiving in foreign countries, or portions of our own, where intermittent or remittent fevers prevail, should not omit to lay in a sufficient supply of the great Preventive, both to avert such diseases and disorders of the stomahe bowels and liver common to such localities. Brain Workers. Clergymen. lawIers, physicians, orators and all classes of brain workers will find the use of Dr. Price's Floral I:enhes Cologne gratefully re freshing. The handkerchief wetted in it and applied to the face occasionally, will please the sense of smell, prove a stimulus to the circula tion, inducing to vigorous action. L L. Lyons, New Orleans, has these fine goods. A hee flew out in the sanny air By a moy so blithe and yoang, Who laughed and screamed without a care. And would not hold his tongue. The scene it changed: with sob and shriek The vau't of heaven rung; And homeward flew the bee so week. While the small boy held his stung. Barnes & Miller, No. 1s Natchez street, do the best work In plumbing and gas fitting at lowest market rates. FASHIONS. The Evolution of Fashion. How We Have Improved In Our Styles--New Ideas for Winter. When such an authority as Ruskin says: "Always dress yourselves beautifully; now mindl, you always dress Icharmingly," what should women do but obey? The art of dress becomes ennobled by such august admoni tion, and it becomes a duty as well as a pleasure to study and practice it. Most women who dress well, those in whom natural taste and culture combine to produce artistic results, are apt to enjoy their own achieve ment with a reservation. There is an un spoken question In their minds: "Have I a right to this splendor; is it not balanoed away off somewhere in the dark places of the earth by squalor and rags?" Perhaps It is, but not because of your luxury. Dress is properly one of the serious con oerns of life. As the world grows older, and wiser, and better, and more beautiful, year by year, it admits this fact more openly, and justifies it more intelligently. In the simple, good old times, when our pioneer grand fathers clave their way with huge broad axes through forests "measureless to man," our grandmothers were quite content with homospun gowns and did not care what I "they" wore in Paris. And within our own memory, when grim sentinel ships guarded I Southern ports and brazen-throatod guns 4 rudely forbade the importation of merchau dise, we have seen our women robe them selves in homespun, and look as pretty as pinks besides. The charm of the costume was in its adaptation to the time and situation. But in this day civilization has reached a pouit which demands advance in all things "There is no great and no small." Evolution despises nothing in great nature or little art. And so, in obedience to a grand law, ships grow up from arks, palaces from patriarchal tonts, breech-loaders from slings and stones, St. Peter's Churon from an altar in the wil derness and princess' trains from fig leaves. We do not wish either to moralize or philoso phlrz or fustianize, but onq can scarcely think on these things at all and not be im pressed with the wonderful harmony and self executing power of all the laws of life. As the laborers increase upon the face of the earth, and "the cry of the children" is heard unto the ends of the world, luxury and reflnement, knowledge and power, furnish the bread for the myriad mouths and shelter for countless heads. Leaving the rosthetic side I quite out of the question the importance of dress as a lover in trade and a propellor to in dustry cannot be exaagcrated. O, you lovely, happy girls, do you know that you are all sovereigns, and that the whoic universe is tolling for your sakes? The little sllh worm spins its precious cocoon in unt oincious homage and passes it on un grudgingly to thte stuginl loom and silent weaver, and when the st',tlints of a disb-·ted sunbeam have been caught by art and m-n prisonuel in the weft, it ia still thought scarce ly worthy of your grace. J)o you ever re mumber hat the silk which ehimmenrs and rustles in "marble halls" owes its depth and richness to labor's hard hand, and gave t back for beauty necessity's corn and wine? or that the lace which shales and caresses t your fair young necks bas already doon1c nobler service in nilnstoering to the hard r needs of the humble work-girl who wrought I it in darkness, perhaps in weariness ? Loet this kuowl'idgo her 'alter answer your ques tion, aid belleve that you are not tie less bcnefrctresres Iecause your right hand knuew I not what your Iost hand was doing. TRAIINS. Just now both hands are busy fashioning garmJnte, trimming bonnets and elrlecting fall fashions. We hope that in choosing models you will not overlook the Cecelia demi-train. which is one of the prettiest de signs we have seen. The tabiler front is shirred in "hour-glass" style, with curtain draperiers at the sidtee, over which paniers are lightly looped. The back is formed of drap ery in leaf form, simply but stylishly ar ranged, and the whole forms a very distin guishtbd tollt. The balsque usually worn with it and perthaps most in harmony with its idea, is dra'ped slightly on the hips and in the back. "the front is cut away in the Directoire style and is finuished by a broad belt of folds fas tened in the side-forms, and confined in front by a buckle. T'he vest, belt, collar and cuffs snoulid be of some material that contrasts well with that of the basque itself. In walking costumes, one of the newest is a perfectly plain skirt In frappl velvet, a vel vet fl1ure on a satin ground, over wtich an overshirt is worn, closely shirred in the centre of the front, drooping toward the sides and falling in points at the back. The front of the basque is shirred, and a similar trim ming is placed on the sleeve above the cuff. The belt, collar and cuffs are of velvet, like theskirt. The collar may be either standing or folding, as both styles are worn. BONNETS. In bonnets we see the Dlrectoire trimmed chiefly in flowers on the sides and toward the bahk, with ribbon strings tied under the chin. Theempire oapote is also seen, generally in rich, heavy materials, and trimmed in feath ers and ribbon. Poke bonmnet have also ap peared, and do not at all couflirm the impres sion which the name begets, as they are especially elegant, and In no manner "poky." There is no trimming inside, and when roses are worn on the outside no foliage is used with them. Somebody who must have had an eye to our brunette beauties hasintroduooed a very faint shade of old gold into the foundation and trimming of some bonnets, and this tint, shaded with lace and combined with pale yel low roses, makes the daintiest garniture im aginable. We hope that the'hurning yellows and reds that are claiming notice will be used homeopathioally. The return to small bon nets and hats, which are shown in quaint, picturesque shapes, will necessitate modera tion li trimming and restrict a display of color. Nothing can be richer or more elegant than the black and gold trimmings that are now offered. Gold cord, black and gold feathers in velvet hats and bonnets, and marabout feathers, tipped with gold, in satin bonnets are extremely stylish. In some instances black bonnets, in both velvet and satin, have the, effect of the trimming heightened and de fined by an aigrette formed of loops of ribbon with a white ground, on which high colors are richly brocaded. But this experiment is not always safe except in skillful hands. For afternoon entertainments toques in all showy materials are still worn. In hats, the Devonshire is still seen, and as it is strikingly becoming to some faces will be retained among the later styles; but it is so expansive ana prononce that the days of its popularity are probably numbered. A more symmetrical shape is one that has on one side a broad brim turned up and caught against the crown, while the other is narrow and rolled down. This brim is lined with plaited or sbirred silk or satin and piped on the edges. The English walklng hat keeps its place, and will probably never be absent for any length of time from the list of hats worn. One of the new shapes resembles very much a lady's riding hat, but is bent on the 1 rim in front, and the severity of the style much softened by ornamental trimming. TRIxMInas. Trimmings of changeable and serge silks, as well as imported serge ribbons, are much esteemed. The chief novelty in ribbons is Ottoman groe grain with picot edge. It is a1 reproduction of a by-gone style, and will 1 please elderly ladies with a revival of youth ful associations. Ribbons are conspiceously . wide, but where the width is still insufficient, i silks are used. Serge is often doubled to the _ width of eight Inches for bonnet strings, and i a favorite finonih Is a plaiting of point d'eeprit lace. Cashmere ribbons are need freely in trimming as they correspond with the new cashmere materials in dreas, and the Pekin striped ribbons are also retained in favor. Jet and spangles and Iridescent beads enter largely lto trimmings, but we hope good taste will set its lace like a flint against such tawdry ornamente. THE OROWNIVO FR.TURI OF M-BtLIN.llY Is the introduction of birds of such astounding size that the result is simply marvelous. Some of them are ten or twelve ibohes high. and are so placed on the bonnets as to expose two dangling feet. Of course, the beaks are large and coarse in proportion, and the plum age, which is usually the natural color, is sometimes dazzlingly b ight. We do not sup pose for a moment that the chaste and refined taste of women of this age will tolerate upon their personse objects which would more prop erly decerate the wails of their houses. But we will see. Fashion and taste, we regret to say, are not synonymous terms and with some women the talismanic word "fashion able" will transform any absurdity into "a thing of beauty." Let us hope this mon strosity will meet its proper fate. MEXICAN LOVE. How A Mexican Girl Revenges Herself When She Is Jilted. When a young Mexican woman falls In love there is no nonsense about it, no thought of the consequences, no mercenary object in view. The world beoo'nes to her a scene of enchantment, and the idol of her affections a seraphic being especially created for her wor ship. Her absortlon into its existence is com plete. She revels In the atmosphere of pla tonic love, as a lady-bird of Paradise revels in the tropical ether, and as innocent, guileless and hap py. To her life is a delicious dream. and only one adored object existing in all that beautiful dreamland. She is Eve in the Gar den of Eden, and woe to the serpent (a wo man) who dares to intrude within the sacred realms of that garden. How subdued and salnt-like is the expression of her face; bow dove-like the cooing and the wooing Of this happy, happy creature. Who would think that beneath all this the tigress lurks, and is only waiting to spring upon some hated rival? Let her appear and then the enchantment is ruthlessly broken, the saintess no longer exists. All is changed. There is a marvelous transformation Into the machetera, who, maddened with jealousy, seeks vengeance upon her who has desecrated Eden and robbed it of Its glory by looking on the idol with longing eyes. The machetera has no murder in her heart, no love of shed ding human blood, but with the finer woman instinct she knows that if she can only mar the beauty of her rival she has more thor oughly murdered her than if she were dead. To have her victim carry exposed scars through life is the penalty that alone must be paid. Watching her opportunity, the mache tera springs upon her victim, and, with uplifted weapon, strikes her upon the cheeks or delicate, aristocratic-looklng hands with the skill of a surgeon who knows how far to go without undangering the life of his patient. This accomplished, the macheters, having satistled her terrible jealousy, goes quietiy horneo while the wounded woman is the o,ject of the most tender and devoted care on the part of her friends. The affair is not considered dlagraceful, because the pure, un se.llish love which eansed it sanctitles the act of the one and the injuries of the other. Wo men in the higher circles of life never indulge In such warf.tre, prefeging to suffer in si Ince, while thoos in the lower strata have such surroundings as banish both love and j',lousy, except in the vulgarsense. The ma cheteras are of the middle classes, modest, refined and lndustrious girls, and tihir worst fault is they love not wisely but too well, Gireenland Courtalip. When the Danish missionaries had secured the conience of the Greenlanders marriage ? was made a religious ceremony. Formerly s the man married the woman as the Romans r, did. the Sabiue women-by force. One of the i misalonari's, writing to his journal, describes t the style of present courtship as follows: L The suitor, coming to the missionary, said: - "I '.hould Ilike t' have a wife." "Whom ?" asks the missionary. The man names the woman. "Hist thou spoken to her ?" Somnlthnl the ,aan w11 rtlgwer: "Yes. She is not willing, but thou knowes.t womankind." More frequ-ntly the unswer is; "No." "Why not ?" "It is difficult. Girls are prudish. Thou must speak to her." The miationary summons the girl, and, after a little conversation, says: "I think it time to have thee married." "I won't marry." "What a pity! I had a suitor for thee." "Whom?" The missifnary names the man who has sought his aid. "He is good for nothing. I won't have him." "But," replies the mroislonary, "he Is. good provider; he throws his Larpoon with skill, an d he loves thee,." Though listening to his praise with evident pleasure, the girl answers: "I won't marry; I won't have him." "Well, I won't foroe thee. I shall soon find a wife for suo.h a clever fellow." The missionary reruains silent, as though he understood her "no" to have ended the matter. At last, with a sfih, she whispers: "Just as thou wilt, missionary." "No," replied the clergyman, "as thou wilt; I'll not persuade thee." Then, with a deep groan, comes "yes," and the matter Is settled. The Pellot Worth. [Chicago T!mes Paris Litter ] J Worth Is now suing one of his noble clients, the Princess Murat, loran unpaid bill of $1200, which, it appears, has been owing for years. It is a pitty that she cannot induce him to wait for his money by the same means as those employed by a fair and frisky dame of the second empire, when that empire was at its height. She, too, ran up a prodigious bill with the great dressmaker, which she was un able to pay. Worth, whose expenses are very large, naturally wanted his money. So in this emergency the lady sent for him. "I can not let you have your money just now, M. Worth," she said frankly, "but I'll tell you what I will do; if you will consent to give me time to pay it in, I'll take you to the opera to-morrow night in my own box." The bar gain was concluded, and the next evening the great lady and leader of fashion and the cele brated dressmaker appeared at the opera side by side in the box of the former. Tremendous was the social excitement created by this es capads on the part of the fashionable Mtme. Mille-Etolles, but Worth got his opera, and the lady got time wherAIn to settle her ac count, and so all parties were satisfied. Unfrlendly. Pressed by a pitiless creditor Into whose hands a note for 2000 francs has fallen, a hap lees debtor goes to a friend to borrow the sum. "What is this creditor's name?" says the friend. "I don't know him from Adam except by his dress-he's some stranger who has bought my note." "And you would, to fill the pockets of a bloated and total stranger, rob a friend you have known since your boyhood! Ah, Pierre, I never thought that you would stoop to such a thing." A Bay's Query. [Hackensack Bepublican.] " Will the angels come down for me with a chariot and horses when I die ?" asked a little boy of his Sunday school teacher. "I guess so, if you are a real good boy," said the teacher. The little fellow's eyes sparkled with anticipation as he eagerly exclaimed: "And, oh! do you think they'll let me set on the front seat and drive ?" EnglHsh Amunseents, Forney's Progress tells this tale of the way in which EngiLsh society people when hard pressed for amusement, during the dreary weather they have recently had in their country, contrived to make time fly: While it looked as if it would never stop rainint, the great English country houses were dl mal beoym words, and the guests all but it died of enutf. The expedl~eat fo par l.g a the tuie were novel and ingenlous. They a got u Dencls, but, of course, could not go a out of oors, so some one of the large rooms it was chosen forthe grounds. Sometime a pie ýr ture gallery was selected; sometimes the d game-akeeper's cotte; sometimes the dairy: h but the most popular place was the kitchen. aere everybody would come with all the regalia of the picnic; and they tried very hard to imagine they were in the open air. At one house they gave all the servants a holiday, and the ladies and gentlemen undertook the work. This 8 ruse was rated the jolliest fun imaginable. e The gentlemen acting as gamekeepts and grooms, and the ladles were the cooks and chambermaids. A countess achieved an im mense triumph with an ornelette, and the most complete failure was that of a duke of a gardener, who stopping to answer a question turned his watering-hose full in the face of a county magnate. A member of Parliament was also the cause of some confusion by going to take an afternoon nap when it was supposed ho was in the stable feeding the horses. At a mansion in Cheshire they gave what was termed a "hortleultural fancy ball." Every one came as a flower, a fruit or a vegetable. This entertainment was a great hit. Some of the costumes were beautiful; many were quaint and showed much originality. The r.e, the violet, the cyclamon were among the former, and the onion, the cauliflower and the cucumber were among the latter. CHLARMED BY A SNAKLE. t An Ohio Girl Who Was Strangely Fascinated by a Snake. [Cincinnati Commercial.] L A very rare psychological phenomena was n related to us by Mr. Campbell, about a 5 .snake's influence over a young lady living I. east of M,'unt Vernon, by the name of Bertha SMiller. For some weeks the parents had r- notled that their daughter was showing r marks of failling health, evinced by n ir 1 creasing paleness and emaciation and accom i panted by a melancholy mood. So marked N was the change becoming that they began s feeling great solicitude concerning her and consulted a physician of this city about the e matter. The physician visited the girl, but was unable to explain the cause of her de cline or to render her aid. It also fell under i. the observation of her mother that each after . noon, about 3 o'clock, the girl would leave the house and remain away from one to two hours. This fact being communicated to i the other parent, it was decided to watch n the young lady and discover if posible a the reason for such habitual absence. I- Accordingly on the day following when n the hour had about arrived the father left the ,r house and watched for the going of his daughter. In a few minutes the young girl was on her way through a wood and up a s ravine leading from the house to a small e stone quarry, some half-mile distant, reach. r lug which she took a seat on a flat stone, un h der a small clump of trees, and remained 0 there quietly for several minutes, her head 5 held in one position, and eyes evidently fixed v on one spot. The father had gotten up so s near by this time that he could observe all Sthat would happeo. In a few moments, to 5 his amazement, there proceeded from the e direction in which the girl was looking a e snake about four feet in length and known to him as the common black snake or racer. So astonished was he at the peculiar manner of t his daughter and the appearance of the rep tile that he remained quiet In his conceal t uent to observe what would happen. The snake crept slowly along toward the e girl until it halted at her feet. After d remaining there motionless for a min ute or more and gazing fixedly into the face of the girl it slowly and steathily t began creeping toward her, and in a moment lay coiled in her lap. The girl re mained perfectly motionless, apparently not the least alarmed at the presence of her vis Itor, but gazing iLtently at it. After lying in that position for a short while it slowly un coiled, crept down to the ground and hack to its hiding place in the rocks. The girl re mained sitting motionless for a considerable 0 time, and then got up and retraced her st# to the house. On the next day .;. rath~ r the appointed time, trw' - " ag to the .n " al gun and proceed in.o.h.., Klled the reptile. Ti.e gu i, startled at tile report of the gun, sprangrto t", reet, but Immediately recognizing her father, proceeded without further ado back home with him. She, when interrogated, could give no intelligible reason for visiting the spot, except that at a certain hour she felt strongly inclined to go and sit there. She has rapidly recovered her health and appears in no wise affected in her mind. Experts can offer no solution to this strange proceeding the most intelligible being that the animal r,oeseused a powerful mesmeric influence, and had so wrought upon the mind of the girl that she went automatically to the place. This, In connection with an accumulated in herited disposition to be beguiled by serpent transmitted from our first mother, Eve-offers the only rational explanation. Fascluatitn Crwcrs-rlders. It seems to be the fashion just at present in Europe for titled and wealtny men to marry circus-riders. Forney's Progress says: Everybody--that is evrybody iu swelldom in Europe continues to talk of the marriage of Prince Reuse with Mile. Clotilde Roux, e,'tter known as L,,isset, under which name she has been the pride of the circus in the Champs Elysees, Paris, where she rode bare back horses, and was herself much in the same condition. But Loisset is a very good girl, and told the Prince to marry her or go his ways. The marriage took place at Vienna, and the lady has retired from the arena of the circus and public life. This is the second time nobility has allied itself with her family. Her aunt, who still lives, and was also a circus rider, married Count Botasy, son of Henrietta Sontag. The Prince, who never had a kingdom or even a fortune, is thrown off by his family, and has been for years in charge of a legal guardian, whose duty it was to keep him out of scrapes. His associates called him Jump (ragamuffin), and he was compelled to resign his commission as lenutenant of the Fifth R-giment of Prussian Hussars on ac count of his debts. Just previous to this marriage he had aspired to the hand of an English lady, whose parents, however, de clined the empty honor of an alliance with him. His bride is the daughter of a Paris confectioner, who married a Miss Loisset, sister of a once famous circus rider. There were three stars at the Champs Elysee Circus last summer, Oceanas, Leonard and Loisset, and all have made long steps in advance. Loisset's story has been told, and though there is only title and no money, she and her husband will, without doubt, be well taken care of. Oceans to some way made a fortune, and Leonard married Mr. Worms, a banker. Still another chapter. A younger sister of Lolsset-like her, a circus rider-is to marry Count Hatzfeld, a sportsman well known on the turf at Hoppeyarter. This fortunate lady displayed her powers at the Clrque Sala monskl, Berlin. eosurern Clad Ia White. [Deposit (N. Y.) Courier.] At a large nublic funeral of a prominent citizen of Delhi, a week ago last Sunday, the mourners were dressed in white, instead of the customary black. This was done in ap proval of the wishes of the deceased, who, while living, strongly opposed the inevitable heavy and expenmive "mourning," and re quested them to dress in simple white at his funeral, especially if they believed hilm to have entered a happier world. Hadn't Thought of 'rhatc (Newark CalL1 A belated husband, hunting in the dark for a match with which to light the gas, and audibly expressing his disappointment, was rendered insane in an instant by his wife sug gesting in a sieepy voice, that he had better light one and look for them, and not go stumbling around in the dark breaking things. Old Th ..e slaurry. The art of being gallant is quite lost. The defunct Marquis d'Entragues was the man for making compliments. One day he was playing bilitards with the Princess de Foil. "It mnt be that I am ver, awkward," sid she, "Ican't touch a ball. "Princes, aI the Mairquis, "that is beeanse a b d ba is not a bears,!" i .lashroLn'a asso ikrt > f se F S1c)T YET. N]otet.O friend i not tet; !or balmy noon GIlows not upon the flu er-tipped s!oin e fi e .g Wherein mtrre cukoo chants ie plaintive Among the lesflats of the Pileet 're ton falry footIteve soon 'twill wan her b Ah, then's the time to ask me out to beet- Not yet, 0 friend I not yet I No.t et. O love ! not yet! Your fragrant mouth, Sreet as a virgin lily dipped i'n wine, And warmer than a warm wind from the touth- temove It not. chaste damrzl. from mine. 8oft on the lIkelet glows the summer moonr I hear no tinkle of paternalihoon- Not yet. 0 lovel nojt 1lI "A fraud In silks 1" is the startling hea. line in an exchange. Ah? Went back on yol6, did she?-[-ltookland Courier. No wonder a fellow teels cut up wh6~ ~1 surgeons pounce upon him after Everything becomes autopsy-turVy.--l York Telegram. Three hundred SwIsa lace and silk weaveU ". are coming to this country. The women d40. t the outdoor work, which would roughen thp : delicate hands of the men for weaving. Scene in a re$tatirant. Two ladles seatedat a table. First lady to waiter-"Bring me a icecream, please.' Second lady--"'ll h.ac an Ic", too." Walter brings lcecream amg stewed oysters. Mrs. Smith, of New York, according to the Terald, stole a wash-tub to keep her ehIldre. from starving. A family that can dine sati. factorily off a wash-tub must be reduced to the very lowest extremity.-4[Buffalo Exprel,.. --------*** ------ As a point of etlquette to the deceased lht becomes any man to settle the funeral ex pnense conrnecteg with the departure of his first wife befortfbuying any tokens of atso. tion for a second one,-[ MGregor News. * --- ** -- . We called at the hardware store the other day to purchase a corkscrew, but they didn't have one left. By the way, the camp meettql season is the pleasantest of the year,--I Water too Observer. "You army chap," as the girl said to bt . military lover.-[Phlaadelphia Sunday Itel. "That's where you soldl[,r self," he wrotebaol when he eloped with another girl,--[Ottws Republican. A recent census of Fall River shows thab the population of that city has decreased some sixteen hundred In the past year, whidb seems to be the dreadful roll of embezzleht i who have disappeared. I The proper form for a will nnw-a-days will read: "rTo the ruspective attornoys of _il children I give my entire estate and worldly 1 gotods of all descriptlion. Prsonally, to th I children and to m y beloved' wife I give all thai I remains." I Thackeray did not read the works of female 7 noveliste, because they "swere not strong beet 3 enough. 'isldes," he said, "I read very feel novels; I amn a pastry cook. I bake tarts and sell them. I don't eat them myself. I eat > bread and butter." . ----- so - First Boy-" Whre 2yer bin, Billy?" Second Boy--" Been flahin'.' First Boy-- " KettC anythin'?" with an anxious expreselon on hb face. Far-seeing Second Boy-"No. bunt expect ter when I git in the house."-.Ne. York Era. Teacher, to a boy in a Philadelphia schoot "Can you tell me whore the Apennines are?" Boy.-"No; but I can tell you where the Ph adelpbla nines are. The Ath-" "There,-thl will do." inuterruoted the teacher, an the youth subslded.--[Norritpown Herald. How man-y . atumes has she? ProgreA - ays: "A, NowYork lady, who has beefs e SSara;t,,4 two weeks, has changed' her s c0 tns I lour time a (4sY. *"" has not yet woa th same costume twice." Angels do lE watch over such women. But, then, the Im d, do, which cults the women better.--j(Qt o Modern Argo. r - k In front of Fair Point, on Lake C I, ua, stands a statue of Faith. The L_ S'imes tells of three females of the hd t family, who paused to Inspect It: "Bee t Spiee of statoowary," said number one, wonder who It Is. It must be Jupiter." ' said number twr,, "it looks more like Veiz" "Well" a lid number three, "anyway, il one of thoso.eople in the Bible." I StatistIce show that nearly three hundred Gotham Chincee have white wives, and r.n-a of the faithful spouses of the Orientals Came to this country from Ireland, the Chin-UeA preferring them to other natiotlnalities on a count of their skill in washing. This lite'. marriage of races commenced about six yeal ago; consequently a young Cbfneee*OeU. generation is springing up, the oldest mant b her of which is five years old. The wife of a banished French Comm was overjoyed at the news of his pardon went to the railroad station with her childa at the proper time to ; eleome him. But he had been very ill for years, and was so muin altered in appearance that she did not reew nize him. She went home in a deeponda I moor while he hunted for her in vam in the crowd. At last, he found her residence, but she bad committed suicide, after writing a despairing letter. The foolhardy performance of Capt. James Swan, "the man crocodile," at the Thesat Comique, in Providence, R. I. came near rs suiting fatally th. other evening. He wams a large plate-glad tank of water, with an at. Ilgator six feet long, and, after stlrringupth reptile till It was furious, he tore open ts jaws and placed his head between then. Quick as a flesh they closed, and Swan' death seemed certain. With almost supe human exertion, he freed himself, howev,. and sprang out of the tank, his cheeks be.g deeply gashed by the alligator's teeth. In a moment he returned to the water, forced the repti e Intosubmisaiou, and went on with the exhibition. A common counellman of the city of LIw don is provided with many good dinag every year at the public expense; he hase i' lcrsions up the river and down the river; may, in his turn, have an Irish trip with expense paid, and towmns doing him he has his pockets full of public gloves, to carry on public occasions, heavy td transmit as heir-looms to tner .I - born, alms-houses and orphanages f a t poor he wishes to benefit or get rid of, ply. salone to give away to persona he may e esider "deserving," schools at which to edauem at the city of London and othersachocle 3P the children of his friends. Last Friday as a well was being dug at the fair grounds at Neillsvilln, Wis., the men ham ing reached a deprth of 116 fet, a stratum od loose white sand was struck, whlch made curbing necessary. An upright curbin Is sections four feet long was used. While plt tlng in the fourth section of this thewel caved in, burying a workman named W!ii-ll Selves. The cumbig, in falling, formed ad arch, leaving an oprening large enou. Selves to sit in. A gas pipe was Imme driven into the cavity and air pumped to f buried workman, after wh ici the worJ digging him out was commenced. It forty-eight hours, during whlch lSe11es sitting in a perfectly immovable pod o® I suffered no permanent Injury. According to the M.oi.. U .E f W' th coolness w"hch has letrlhw bsaSpe O .many and RusO lsa h be e lthlY n ea ed f1 the invasion o., umes Gote ra ra Daetal of this nn were w'ioI1ed jfnsew private papern latel toles from the mlitag aittache fa th endeifa embassy a t e Paisi the cuipriL.