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ini.1.e nI t ba Iostti drmu =170sna/r aits er malap theis gasing 0on two beside the bars, t-Under the maple - who little care * .rr U de uwl osk or the rleing stars rte-nt oll ffrost in the autumn air. .e In a aleder otp f ot youth; &udone a mn n t p e of y ; n oaetlden pure as the purest pearl. Thu over strong in his steadfast truth. weo .W my ow.asarose of June. ne s, full oJw o'er the golden t.ead. It would ounad to ber lie adear old tune, Oould ,rrandmother hear the soft words said. .r ite ..ezs but alihttle whibe so SIoo , uder tte maple. Deside the bars, 48eeo I, £ grlwi.ze the sunset's glow s elted .W a 'mthe evenin stars. And one, her lover, so brihht and brave, •p - apkwords as tender in tones as low: try or..e to er now from beyond the grave. he words of nor darling, so olon ago. " -yv own one. sweet as rose of Janel" Ni'er yes are dim and her hair is white. jut br. hert keepvs ime .to the ob ovl e tune As he® wates here daughter's child to. 3i. J~world between them, perhaps you sar, et. one as rea.dl tnýr ory trouhn; a-One as her benutiful resterday. And one to.morrovw air to view. ut little you dream bow f d .a prayer o utood. through Lis sliver stars. rrom tbhe ged woman Rzig there or the two who lin.er bestde the bars. ,-MargaretE.B Sanster. in Youth's ompanion. NO. 47. low a Sharp Waiter Discovered the Thief "Well, sir, it's a curious story," he said; S "and as you've got nothing to do, and we shall have some time on our hands, I'll tell it SIt's more than twenty years ago since I Sitat went to the Hand and Glove as second waiter in the summer time, and I have taken he same situation ever since. I am not head waiter there even now, though I shall be the Muater of the place in a few months; so you may conclude (though you was a liberal gent yourself, so far as I remember) I might have -waited long enough before I saved the money oeut of my wages and perquisites. But in the r autumn of the year before last a curious thing hahppened at that hotel. I It was the race week at Brighton, when we Sar always full, and every room was engaged ; Baoet of them by old customers, but one or two, of course, by strangers. One of these last was a Mr. John Adamson; he was a ehane comer-that is, he had not written be sorehand to secure a room, as is usual at that time, and, therefore, he got a very bad one. It was No. 47, which in slack seasons was never occupled; It looked into the little yard in the middle of the house, and d othing to recommend it but its great height-it was, in fact, two floors thrown Jat one; some nervous persons bad a fancy for it, however, because a few steps down the passage was the trap-door in the roof a'der- which stood the ladder that formed Sthe fire-escape; but, as a rule, people who S ere shown to No. 47 objected to it. Mr. :damson, however, made no objections; and, Indeed, to look at him you would have aid that be has been used to worse rooms. It was not so much his clothes-though they didn't fit him, and yet looked as if he was them for the first time-but a certain o, cringing way he had with him, i'd- showed he was a low fellow. He was a te, of course-a man who made his liv or tried to make it, by horse-racing, and come down to fill his pockets at the ex , s of other people; but, so far as that t,so had all our other guests. There was e great Mr. Dodds, the bookmaker, for in tance--only second in the extent of his oper atmlos to the Leviathan himself-who trav ed with hissecretary,and had our first floor t; there was Captain Leger, who went halves in wnin -whatever he did in I, m . ngsl with the Marquis of Spavin; and Sthere was Sir Toby Gray, who had three homes on the hill himself, and one of them rat favorite for the cup. But all these men, for the present, at least, were men of sub atm.ce, and looked like It. You might have said they were made of money, for every one of them had a pocketbook bursting with bank-notes, whtich was certain to be either fuller or emptier before the week was out. Now, Mr. Adamson did not look as though )e.owned a bank note in the world, and if I had had to name his trade I could have done it the first moment I clapped eyes on him; it was Welsher. However, it is not the busi Aess of a hotel-keeper to turn any man 'rom his door who wants a bed and can afford to pay for it; and as for picking and stealing, our own plate was all Britannia metal, while Mr. Dodds and Capt. Leger and Sir Toby knew very well how to take care of themselves and their money, having been on the turf for the last twenty years, and accustomed to all descriptions of villains. As for me, I had enough to do at that busy Stitme without looking after the seedy tenant of No. 47, who went up the hill every day to the course on foot and took slxpenn'orth of whisky with his coffee in the dinner-room, and nothing after it. Only of course it was auspicious; for the Hand and Glove was not a hotel meant for the likes of him, and he knew it. He was always apologizing, as it were, for being there, and hoping he was not giving trouble when he asked for this or that-always something cheap-at the bar and in the public-room. He also pretended to be Ignorant as to who was who, and inquired of me on one occasion whether that was the Mr. Dodds whom he had just seen home out of No. 4, whereas it is my opinion that he knew them all, and whowas the prin cipal winner alter each day's work. There was a good deal of betting on the race for the cup that year, in which were en tered two public favorites, who were very heavily backed by the "gentlemen;" and as a rank outsider won, so also, of course, did the "bookmakeres." It was rumored in the coffee room that evening that Mr. Dodds had cleared twenty thousand pounds out of the transac tion, and by the way he and his friends and A s secretary kept it up that night in the first floor front, you would have thought it might htve been forty thousand. What I will say for the racing folks, whether gentry or other wise, isthat they are free-handed; it is "light come, light go" with them, I suppose; but when fortune sends them a streak of luck they let other people share it. It was open house in No. 5 that night (next to his bed room, the room was, and then the secretary's, as I well remember) for all as knew him, and I dare say a good many as didn't know him X(more than to say, "Bravo, Doddsl" when he was reported to have pulled off a stake) took their glass at hise expense. But Dodds bad his eyes about him for all that, and his secretary too, and woe would have been to the man who tried to take more than what was offered him-that is, aught beyond food and liquor. They would not have given him Into custody, not they, but they have laws of their own, these gentlemen, which they put in force at once against such tranagree sors. I believe soldiers, when they catch a thief among them, do the like. Well, he evening went off without an..ng wOPse than shouting, but in the morning theare was a terrible "todo." Mr. Dodds had been robbed in the night of all his winnings. In reality these were not quite so great as had been reported; but they amounted to 8£11,000 in bank notes-and they were gone. I verily believe the man was not so annoyed by the loss of the money as by the fact of his having been robbed-that is, of another a man having outwitted him. He stormed and raved like a mad bull, so that my master Alardly dared to listen to what he had to say 4bout the matter-though, indeed, it was very ittle. These notes, which were all for large ountse, were in apocketbook bythemselves, la yn n a drawerin his room. He had seen he thought, before he retired to ~a~f OOd M being not only locked, but fast easse wt a bolt with aspring bell to It. Only therewas at that time nothing in the pocket book lint twa . of the rpcrt*.g Tkdme, vey neatly The notes must have .. .. , . .4. ,!~ I~--.,..:-. . .. . Mon e>eited. When my maste asked Mr. Dodds, "Have yon go the numbers of the note ' he burst out into a fury. "Because I have been robbed, sir,,do you take me for a born idiot? Of course I have." His secretary, indeed, had made a memo randum of them; but, unfortunately, had wrapped It up with the notes themselves, which wasvery handy and convenient for the thlef. Mr. Dodds was a stout man, and I thought would have had a fit of apoplexy when he dis covered this. I don't remember ever hearing so much strong language from the same mouth in so short a time. -We kept the secre tary locked up in the bar till the storm had blown over a little, and in the meantime we did what we could. As Mr. Adamson was the only stranger at the Hand and Glove, sus piclon naturally fell upon him-and so did Mr. Dodds. In lees time than it takes me to tell you, the unfortunate man was stripped to his skin, and his room searched with that completeness that not a pin's heed could have escaped notice; but nothing was found* and except that he bad gone up with the rest to drink a glass of champagne in the first floor front in honor of Mr. Dodd's suecess, not a title of proof existed against him. He had not left the house that day since he had returned from the raes, and even now he showed no signs of det ure. He said he had been infamousy treated, but had too much respect for MV Dodds to take the law of him for the insult that had been inflicted on him. And he stayed for the next day's races, where he told me that he had been "welshed" out of fifteen shillings, or he should have been happy to have given me half a crown, though "attendanoe was In cluded in our bills. In justice to himself, my master sent for the police' but of course e, were no goqd, and Mr. bDodds had togive At, in conelaeration of having expressed an opinion, in his usual terms, upon their inosm potency. He offered £1000 reward for the re covery of the notes, and started of with the seoretary (with his tall between his leges) tor the next race meeting. home people thought that it was the secre tary who had done the trick; but Mr. Dodds knew better; and so did I. I have heard of things being "borne in" upon folks-a first cousin of. ne by the mother's side being a bit of a Calvin-but never was any man more convinced of what he hadn't seen than I was that Mr. John Adamson had taken that money. The hold it got on me was surprising especially after the thousand pounds reward was offered, which did not make my brain lees busy about the matter, you may be cerc tain. At first I could talk of nothing else, so that I got to be quite a laughing-stook with my fellow-servants at the inn, when Igrew sulky and d(ropped it, which was afterward lucky for me. They, of course, talked about It too, for a robbery of that magnitude under one's own roof was enough to set my tongue wagging; but after a mouth or two the thing wore away from their mindes, whereas with me it was fresh as ever. Where could he have put that money when we searched him and his room so thoroughly ? and did he get clear away with it? were the two questions that worried me most, That he stole the notes from Mr. Dodd's drawer I took for granted. Perhaps I should not so soon have got free of my fellow-servants' chaff-especially as it had begun to rile me-If something else had not presently occurred to turn their attention from the subject altogether. This was a mur der committed at Lewes, within a few miles of us. A murder is always more exciting than a robbery, and in this lnstance the victim was a Brighton cab driver, known to many of us, which of course made the incident more at tractive. Otherwise it was a common case enough; the man had made a few pounds in a )erby lottery, and for those and the watch in his pocket, the other, who was a bookmaker on the turf, called Kyneton, had, murdered him. The trial had nothing noteworthy in it from first to last; but when the murderer had met his deserts, a certain paragraph appeared in a Lewes paper, which being copied into other journals attracted much attention, and set my ears tingling more than anybody's. After the murderer was found guilty, It is said, he had made a voluntary statement to one of the prison wardersthat It washewho had stolen the notes from Mr. Dodds at the Hand and Glove Hotel at Brighton, during the race week in the previous autumn. "Come, Bob," said my master, "that dis poses of your friend Adamson's having had anything to do with it, which you thought such a 'moral.'" "Well, sir, yes, I suppose it does," said I. "Of course it does; and I am very glad this has happened, since it removes all suspicion from any one connected with the hotel. You don't know anything of this fellow Kyne:on being about the place on the Cup-day, do you?" "No sir," I said; "but there were many folks coming and going, and especially, as you remember, to congratulate Mr. Dodnis on his good fortune." "Jeust so; ana sems ijyneton was one ox anem no doubt." But, for my part, I still stuck to my own opinion. It Kyneton had stolen 41100 In the autumn, what need had he to kill a man for &20 and a silver watch a few days afterward? The man was not a gentleman, and would not have flung so much money away in as many years. And why did he tell a warder about it, instead of confessing his crime to the chaplain in the usual way? The next Sunday happened to be my Sun day out, and I took advantage of it to go to Lewee. I had an acquaintance there who was a sporting reporter upon the staff of the newspaper In which the paragraph first ap peared, and I had a great fancy to put a few questions to him. He was a civil fellow enough, and had had Information from me on certain occasions-one picks it up when horsey gents are talking together, in spite of their whispering ways-which had been useful to him. "Now, Jack," I said, "I want to see the prison warder as this here Kyneton told that story to about that robbery at our hotel." "Well, to tell you the truth, Bob," he says, laughing, "you'll find that a little difficult. Between ourselves, it was all bogus. It has been very successful, and been quoted in all the London papers, but no such statement was ever made. "Then how did it get into the papers !" "Oh, in the usual way; it was put in by a penny-a-liner-a mere effort of the Imagi nation. "Then, Jack, I must see that penny-a liner." "Totell you the whole truth, Ned," he an swered with another laugh (but I thought it not quite so natural a one), "he stands before you; it was me who wrote it." "Oh, you wrote it, did you? Now look here; this will go no further,' said I. "than you and me, but I must know more. You said you would tell me the whole truth; then tell me, who was it as paid you to write it?" "Well, my proprietors, of course," he an swered sulkily. "I know that; but who paid you besides?" "Well, if you must know, a man of the name of Loftus. I met him at the Harp here during the trial, and he said he would give something to see himself in print. It struck him, he said (and he was right), that to make Kyneton confese to the Dodds robbery would be an attractive sort of 'par' (that means paragraph), and between us we worked it up. It was more my composition than his; but I did not tell him co, and he promised me a guinea when he saw it In type; and he paid the guinea like a man; and what was the harm in it?" "No sort of harm, Jack," says I, "and in deed rather the reverse. I do assure you you shall never get into trouble about it; but just tell me what this man was like." "Well, he was rather a down-looking cove." "Hang-dog?" said I. "Well, yes, to be frank, hang-dog-a washed-out whity-brown sort o fellow." "With a beard?" inquired I. "No, with no beard.' "Did you notice any impediment In his "No. By the bye, now you mention it," said Jack, correcting himself, "I did. It was very slight, but he said pup-pup-para "AlUright," said I; 'Tm much obliged to you. It's not the man I thought it was." "And who did you think It was?" "It's no matter. I have come on a fool's errand, bat I tlank you all the same. If I can do anything for you next meeting"--I meant, of oourse, the Brighton race-meeting, for Jack was not a chapei-goer, far from it "command me." Then I went home more in my old opinion than ever, It was himsela (though he now Woxe no pa·iUts that -afmnaus Imtas the 'h estlo, of course wee, why had he done It? ee nooy now ao ed him of bein a thief. And why should he have adopted so elumsy land dangerous a method of getting his exculpation printed if he had had money at command to get it done In safer ways I As I read It, the man, though he had stolen the money, had by no means got it in his pocket. It was hidden somewhere under the roof of the Hand and Glove, and nowithat his charao ter was in the eyes of the world re-estab lished, he would some day return to take pos session. I was not fool enough to communicate these ideas to any one else; I had already experi enoed the iuconvenlence of talking, and I felt that, if I was right in my conjecture, the value of it depended on my keeping It to my self. Consequently I bore with much good humor the sly remarks of the other waiters and even of the pretty chambermaid (whom I dare say you remember, sir), about the mare's nest I had discovered as respected the guilt of Mr. Adamson, whom they proceeded to pity as an Ill-used and innocent man. I confessed that I had made a mistake such as human nature is liable to and after a few weeks there was an end of It. Tne robbery, having been explained, was forgotten, just as, I make no doubt, the man who had done it had calcu lated upon; only Bob Taylor (at your service) happened to be the exception as proved the It was in the autumn time, and about three weeks before the race meeting, that a Mr. Morton arrived at our hotel by the evening train and asked for a bed-room. What ho couldn't abide, as he told Eliza (which was the pretty housemaid's name, as you may re member), was the noise of the sea at night. He didn't care where he slept, but the room must be at the back of the house, and at the same time airy. Now, the only room which combined these advantages, as it happened was No. 47. I did not take much notice of Mr. Morton at first, except as respected his portmanteau, whioh I thought a very shabby one for a gentleman as was so particular about his sleeping; but as it happened it fell to me to walt upon him in the coffee-room, and the way in which he ordered dry cham pagne and the best of every thing the house afforded did strike me (In connection with that portlanteau) as Deculiar. He spdke very little, occupying himself chiefly in smoothing his black moustache. which was very fine and silky, and in read ing a sporting newspaper. I noticed that one leg of his trousers was patched at tl. knee and I said to myself, "There's bricks in that portmanteau." But that, of course, was no business of mine at that time, being only the waiter. Before the house closed' he went out for a walk, with one of our best cigars in his mouth, and on his return asked for hot whisky and water, only he called it wur-wur whisky. You might have knocked me down with a feather, for when he said that it fl.phed upon me in an instant that here was my man. His beard was gone, it was true, but that I was prepared for, "from Informa tion received," as the police say; his mous tache had changed its color-indeed It was a false one; but that unfortunate hesitation In his spee n recalled Mr. Adameon to my rec ollection at once. When I handed him the spirits and water my hand shook so that you would have thought I had taken any amount of the same prescription myself. To think that lie had taken the very same room again No. 47-though, of course, that was only what you may call the association of ideas-seemed to carry conviction withlt. The room was, I think I have said, in the servants' quarter, and my own little don-hole was close to it. I slept-no, I didn't sleep-I laid awake all that night with my door ajar, and listened, listened, listened, till there was a buzzing In my brain equal to a million of bees in swarm ing-time. At 2 o'clock in the morning I heard his door open, and was out of bed in a twink ling with my eyes at the chink of my own door. It was a moonlight night and I saw him go down the passage in his nightgown as noise less as a ghost. Then I heard something scrape against the floor; it was the foot of the ladder of the fire-escape that led up through the trap-door on to the roof. "He has hidden them there," said I to myself, and in my hurry to follow him I stumbled in the passage and fell. When I picked myself up all was as quiet as death, and on turning the corner of the passage I see my gentleman coming toward me, walking quite slow and rigid. "Hullo," I said, "how come you here?" He didn't answer a word, but, with his eyes wide open and staring over my shoulder, tried to pass me. I took him bythe arm, however, and again asked him what he was doing in the passage at that time of night. Then he drew a long sigh, panessed his hand over his eyes, and says: "Where am I?" "Well," says I, "you're where you've no business to be. Your room is No. 47, I be eleve." "Thank you," he says, "so it is. I've been walking in my sleep. It's a habit I have. Good nun-aun-night." And then he turned into his room and locked the door. He was certainly one of the coolest hands I ever saw, but his little device did not impose upon me for an instant; what he wanted, I now felt positively oertoin were those nun nun-notes which were lying, no doubt, stuffed under the tiles, or in some spout or other in the roof. The trap-door was a long way up, and could not be reached except by the ladder; so this is what I did, I went down into the pantry, where I knew of a chain and padlock that had belonged to the kennel of a Newfoundland dog of ours as was dead and I just fastened that ladder to a staple in the wall as had been nut there for that very pur pose, but never used. After that, though I heard my gentleman go out again about 3;.0, I felt more comfortable in my mind. I rather fancied that he would soon come back again -which he did; a-cussing and a-swearing under his breath, without any sort of hesita tion whatsoever. The adventures of the night, however, were not over, for at 4 o'clock there was such a thundering noise in his room, that I thought the floor must have given way. "Good heaven !" says I, knocking at his door, "what is the matter?" "It's nothing," he says: "I've been walking in my sleep again, that's all." "Well," says I, "I do hope you'll not do it again, or you'll rouse the house." After which, he was as quiet as a mouse; quieter than me, I do assure you, for I lay in my bed shaking like an aspen leaf, and with out a dry rag upon me, as the saying is. For, as I'm a living man, I knew from that mo ment where those 11,0001 worth of notes were hid as well as he did. In the morning he came down to breakfast, and then went out, saying he would not re turn before luncheon-time, as he had some business to transact in the town. Eliza made his bed, and thought nothing had happened, for I was not going to be made a fool of a second time; and when the coast was clear, I just walked into No. 47 and locked myself in -with the ladder. I have said that the room had been thor oughly searched, and so it had been, for even the very wainscot had been ripped up. Only nobody had thought of the ceiling, which was twenty feet out of everybody's reach, and had not even a chandelier; but where the chan delier ought to have been, as I have men tioned, there were a few roses and things made of plaster, by way of ornament. Mr. Adamson, as I was now convinced, had been trying to reach those pretty flowers by the help of his bedstead and dressing-table, only they had not come up to the mark, and had also given way under him. By putting the ladder against the bedstead I could, however, reach the ceiling easily enough (as my gentle mgn himself had done on a certain occasion), and under the rose(one may make a little joke when everything turns out so comfortable) I found the notes. The whole thing didn't take five minutes; and after telling my master of my discovery we sent at once for a policeman. Before Mr. Adamson came back there ar rived for him a largish package, which we took the liberty to open. It was an iron lad der that folded up very neatly, and was la beled "Mr. Morton, No. 47." If he had had the prudence to bring it with him in the first instance, things might have turned out more fortunately for him; but as it was, it came a little late. Of course he was given into cue tody, and a telegram sent to Mr. Dodds. That gentleman, sir, behaved like a gentle man, for on the day that Mr. Adamson was "copped"-he got *enty years-I not only received my thousand pounds, but "a hun dred added," as Mr. Dodds called it, "for my perseverance, sagacity and integrity," and it is with that money that I have become mas tar of the Hanh and Glove. - 080C-- R A p d' 8 " em s a e TOM " ft M t1A a ABOUT KISSING. [Detroit Frew Press, Little hd, when twilight shadows .Cose the western gates of gold,. Then those lovng arms o mother's Tenderly aRbout thee fold. Over li. and cheek, and forehead. Like a shower oaresses fall; For a mother's kiss at twilight Ia the sweetest kiss or all. Pretty maiden at the gateway, Shy, eweot face and downcast eye, Two white, tremabling hands Imporsoned, Ho the golden mom*nt file I Lipson that softly prens thy forehead. All the rosy blushes call' For a lover's kiss at twillaht Is the fondest kiss of all HapDy wife. the noble husband, More than half a lover yet For those sunny hours of wooing Are too sweet to soon forget On thy smiling lips uplifted. uFo of love his tlises fall. For a huband's t Iss at partlng s the dearest kiss of all. Weary pother, little ehildren With their dhmnled hnads so fair. Pessi over cheek andfo ehead. Sooth-e away all pain ana care; Lead your doubting heart to Heaven. Where no dreary shadows lall FNor the kiss of sinless childhood Is the puCest elst of all. POOR EUGENIE. A Visit to the Sorrowful Monomaniac of Ohiselhurst, oParis Cor. N. Y. World.] A correspondent of the Gaulois has been to Chlselhurst to take leave of the Empress Eugenle before her departure for Zululand. He tells us some few things which are Inter esting, mingled with a good deal of tawdry sentiment which is not; but this last we are not obliged to translate. He observes that the house at Chlseihurst is now almost de serted. When it was associated with dynastic hopes, there was always somebody going or coming. Now the old soldier who guards the gate has a perfect sinecure, and the police man who stands outside might as well go to sleep at his poet. No one goes to Chiseihurst; the Empress lives in perfect retirement. At the moment of the writer's visit, her Majesty was setting out with Mine. Carette, the Duc de Bassano and M. Pletri, the only three persons who are now with her, to show them a build ing which she thought might serve as a model for the chapel to be erected on the com mon to the memory of her son. The thought oi the dead Prince has become a simple mono mania with her. The resolve to visit Zulu land, she says, came to her as a sort of inspi ration while she was at prayer. When first she heard of the Prince's death the Empress wished to know nothing of the details, but as soon as Capt. Carey's account of it appeared in the papers she felt that it was necessary to correct it in the interests of her dead boy. From that moment her plans entirely changed, and she became as eager to get every scrap of information about the terrible event as she had formerly been to ignore it. She has passed all her time since in piecing together the evidence on the subject. This, in her own words, is what she has found out down to the latest dates; the voyage to Zululand is to tell her the rest: "There were about thirty-five Zulus who attacked the escort. They were in two troops. One stole on the party; the other placed itself so as to ot off the retreat. The first party fired hust as the English were re mounting, and Carey and four men of the es, cort immediately ran away, leaving the Prince and two others behind. One of those who were left behind had his horse killed, and he cried to his comrades to save him. They only turned and lifted their helmets as a sign of a last adieu. As to the Prince, he did not utter a single cry; he never asked for help, but as soon as he saw his retreat cut off by the second party of Zulus, he faced round on the first who were pressing him closely, and, revolver in hand, threw himself among them-to adopt the expression of the Zulus themselves-- like a young tiger.'. Then, when he had emptied his revolver, hedrew his sword, ana sold his life dearly. His sav ageassailants themselves confess that, with out saying anything as to their own losses." "The wounds on his arm," contInued the Empress, "show the severity of the struggle. He had an instinctive habit of covering him self with his arm. Often, when he was quite a little boy and we were playing together he used to raise it like a buckler at the least sign of attack. When Capt. Carey returned to England he asked to see me, me, the mother of him whom he had abandoned I I can un derstand to a certain point why a murderer should wish to see the mother oi a man he has killed. For my part I could even look on the Zulus without angBr, though not without sor row and pain. These men killed my son, but he might have killed them in his turn. It is the law of war. But as for the man who left him to his fate, I have never seen him and I never will see him." The Empress said this with extraordinary agitation, and to recover herself she took up the manuscript notes found in the Prince's pocket-boek on the very day of his death, and with the kid of a mag ntifying glass read out the faint pencil en tries. "Going with Carey" is about the last of them. "There is only one thin," resumed her Majesty, "in Capt. Carey s narrative which seems at all probable. 'The Prince,' he says, 'just before starting asked for ten minutes' delay. That was a habit with him. He always asked for ten minutes, and he car ried it so far that I often said to him, 'You ought to be called Monsieur Ten Minutes.' When he was quite a child his first word in the morning wnen they tried to wake him was, 'ten minutes more,' antI often when I have watched him as he was going to sleep and was a good deal too tired to speak, he would hold up his ten fingers still to ask for the ten minutes' grace.' " M1ISERY IN A PALACE. Why the Oommission of aardinals Pronounced the Marriage of Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Mary Null and Void. [Freeman's Journal.] ROME, Jan. 17.-Prince Albert-Honore Charles, Duke of Valentinols, born November 13, 1848, son of Charles VII, Prince of Monaco, married, September 21, 1869, Maria Victoria, born December 11, 1850, daughter of the late William Alexander Archibald Anthony, Duke of Hiamilton, Brandon and Cbatellerault, and of Princess Mary daughter of the late Charles Louis Frederic, drand Duke of Baden. The espousals took place about the middle of September, 1869, and the religious marriage was celebrated at Soissons, in a chateau be longing to Prince Albert of Monaco. As is well known, the Hamilton family were related to the Bonapartes, Stephania of Ba den (niece to the Empress Josephine), mother of the Princess Mary, having been an adopted daughter of Napoleon I, consequently, the Emperor Napoleon III, by right and oy law, became guardian to the young Princess upon the death of her father. Napoleon was un willing that the wealth and Influence of the Hamiltons should pass, through marriage, into the hands of some German Prince, pre ferring they should become the appanage of some Prince bound to him by political ties. He, together with the Empress Eugenice, were the paranymphs of these nuptials, which were to terminate so deplorably. The hereditary Prince of Monaco and Maria Victoria of Ham ilton met at a banquet, and dwelt,In company, several months m the Castle of Marchais, that they might become mutually acqainted. This experiment, intended to awaken affec tion and cement hearts, had the opposite ef fect, since either because the personal appear ance and the manners of her intended were not to her liking, or from some other unex plained reason, the young lady conceived for him so great abhorrence that she protested to her mother her utter unwillingness to marry him, declaring the impossibility ever to love him as a wife should do. Had the mother hearkened to the prayers of her unfortunate daughter, all would have been then at an end; but the mother herself was not entirely a free agent. Napoleon ILL willed this marriage at all has rds, and his tenacious iron will was only too well known; be could Injure the family upon whom he had hitherto showered favors, and the widowed Duehes ad Hamitin had not erage. to r@e 9-ci: slat him: regardle of the entreaties and tears of her bhild, she threatened and insist ed that the msarrlge should take place. Vain ly did the young girl endeavor in every, way to escape; her health failed, and she lost al her beauty and freshness, The mother, either unable to conquer her fear of the Emperor or trusting that time would change her daugh ter's ideas, was unalterable in her determina tion. Maria Hamilton approached the altar, crowned like a pagan victim. Only a few hours before the ceremony she protected to her mother, with sobs and tears, that be tween the Prince and herself was an Imoass able abyse, and that soe could never learn to love him. Her feelings in nowise changed after the nuptial rite had been performed. The sunny ekies of Monaco had no charm for her, and the palace was to her a prison, whence she would eseape whenever practi cable, even climbing the walls for that pur pose. 'Her mother iIved at Nice. Every two or three days the Princess would find her way thither, and when the Prince would come to fetob her she would go to ask asylum with some friend to avoid being obliged to accom pany him. When forcibly taken back to Mo naoo, her desperation was such that the phy sicians, fearing for her life, were frequently forced to recommend that no violence should be used and that the Prince should not ap pear before her. This state of things continued until Janu ary, 1870, when she being enceinte, quitted the palace of the Prince, never to return, re sltfng all the entreaties of Plus IX or glori ous memory,,of Napoleon III and of other il luetrious sovereigns, who endeavored to re unite two persons separated by an invincible antipathy. These facts are not imaginary; they clearly result from the process actually conducted by the Bishop of Strasbourg. July 12, 1870 the Princess gave birth to a son Louis-itonoroe-ObharlesAntonio; she claimed the right to keep him under her exclusive care and control contrary to the desire of his father, Prince Albert, who, some years later, endeavored to kidnap the child. In consequence of this attempt Princess Maria Hamailton, in 1878, laid before the iacred Congregation of the Council a petition for the annulment of her marriage, based upon the fear and pressure brought to bear by her mother, and the lack of her own con sent to said nuptials. The question being a grave one, in view of the consummation of the marriage, and the subsequent birth of a son from that union, the Holy Father de cided that the case should not proceed in the ordinary way, but named a speelal committee of cardinals, consisting of their eminences (aterini, Monaco la Valletta, Ferrierl, Barto lint and Sparretti, who, after hearing both parties, pronounced, in May, 1879, a sentence in favor of the aunullation of said mar riage. This judgment the Pope declined to ratify, the reasons which mill. tated against Prince Albert of Monaco not being sufficiently established. There fore in ae.ordauno with the provisions of the bull Die Miseratione, he apointed a second comrmission, )nmpoIsed of Cardinals DI Pietro Dean, of the Sacred College, Simeonl, Ledo cbowekl, Mertel and Chlgi. The latter hav nlog been Apoetolle Nuncio at Parisatthe time of the celebration of the unhappy mar riage, through motives of delicacy begged to decline the mandate, and was replaced by COrdlnal Randl. This second commission was charged to carry through, for the second time, the canonical trial as to the validity of the marriage. After carefully examining into the facts, and hearing the testimony of numerous witnesses, well worthy of credence, all of whom were unanimous in their de itions, the commission confirmed the judgment of the former commission as to the nulhlty of the marriage, and furthermore de cided as to tie legitimacy of the son born therefrom, recogniztng, unreservedly, the rights of the father, and oroviding for the son's education in conformity with the re quest of the Prince; saving in this manner in view of the good faith of one of the parties, the honor and good name of the child, and sultering both parties to enjoy that liberty which had been but apparently sacrificed. From the facts, fully demonstrated before the two Commissions of Cardinals named by the Holy Father, it clearly results that no marriage existed, through defect of free con sent, which alone forms the substance there of; hence the declaration of nullity, which all can see to be most reasonable and to redound to the glory and honor of the Holy See, which thus resolved the first question in favor of the Princess, the other two in favor of the Prince, since it was he who appealed from the former decision of May, 1879. JOSEPHINE'S EXRIIAVAGANCE. How Much the Empress of France Loved to Shop and Dress. [From Madame de Remusat's Memoirs.] After the camlign in Italy the salons of Malmaison, we re.d, were sumptuously deco rated with pictures, statues and mosaics, and she had diamonds, pearls and jewels of all kinds in profusion, yet she lacked money for her ordinary house bills and to get it sold her influence with prominent personages. Her al lowanoes were double those of the Arch duchess Marie Louise, her successor, but the latter had no "poor relations" to provide for. Josephine gave presents with a liberal hand, but she was not so prudent as Queen Victoria (whose invariable wedding present, when she must give one, is an India shawl, the shawls coming to her from Indian potentates as gifts, and so costing nothing), and always bought something to give away. She would not limit her expenditure, nor even keep an account of it, nor could Napoleon induce her to refuse audiences to people with goods for sale; any person could find the way to her presence, and whatever he brought she would buy. Her ante-rooms were crowded with merchants and artists, one of her manias be ing the dissemination of her portraits among her relatives, friends, attend ants, and even her tradesmen. Dia monds, jewels, shawls, stuffs, she bought all that was brought to her without ever asking the price. She had three hundred or four hundred India shawls, then brought into fashion by the campaign in the east, and left a wardrobe as extensive and much more costly than that of Queen Elizabeth. Em pire for Josephine meant an unlimited priv lege to shop. Josephine rose at 9 o'clock. Her toilet was elaborate; it occupied the attention of six or eight women; one portion of it was conducted in strict secrecy; it had reference to making up and painting her body. This done, she had her hair dressed, wearing a long peignoir with fine laces. Her chemises and petticoats were embroidered and trimmed with lace. She changed her linen thrice a day, and never wore the same stockings twice. When her hair had been dressed they brought her huge hampers of dresses, shawls and bonnets, that she might make her choicefor the day, wear ing in summer muslinsor percales, lavishly embroidered and ornamented, and in winter velvet or stuffs. In the forenoon she always wore hats with feathers or flowers, and wrapped herself closely. No other woman could draoe herself in a shawl with such grace, and Napoleon was wont, finding they hid too much of her shoulders, to tear them off and as likely as not to throw them in the fire, when she would ring for another one. One shawl more or less made little dif ference when she had some hundreds, costing from 8000 to 12,000 france, which she used for bed quilts and dog-blankets. Rarely did she wear the same evening dress twice, and the slightest excuse in the way of a dinner or a ball sufficed for the purchase of a new head dress or costume. The dressmakers always had something "on the stocks" for her-fre quently lace dresses ranging in value from $8000 to $20,000. She never gave anything away, nor would she allow anything to be sold or made over. She never opened a book, never took up a pen, never occupied or amused herself with any kind of work, did not care for the play, never went out walking, unless at Malmalson, and yet never was .bored. Her fondness fordress and luxury did not cease with her downfall, but in her retire ment at Malmalson she led precisely the same life, decked herself out superbly to dine alone, and on the last morning of her life had a par ticular becoming robe de chambre handed her because she expected a visit from the Czar, and expired all covered with ribbons andpink satin. Had she been a better and stronger woman the career of Napoleon might have been dif ferent, But, then, she might not have had any nfluence at all upon him had she been anything else but thesenhlne she was. He led h ones, with h a oudy bir and the I an oe "little Greole" wa' a better wife to him than the Archdubhes, who, when her hand was asked, told M etterntoh calmly "Bid my father dieDose of me without thlkl' about my person at all," and who, in April 1815, as the campaign of Waterloo was be ginnlung, could write to express her earnest hope that Count Nlepperg's leg wasn't broken-she would be so sorry if it was-the count being the gentleman she married as soon as Napoleon died. IME. GREVY'S BALL. How 4,000 Guests Enjoyed Themselves The Girls Dance, but Don't Flirt. IParis Dispatch to the London News.] Mme. Grevy's first ball at the Elyseslens M. Grevy has been President of the A.publOe was eminently successful. There wa no pro fusion of costly exotica, which reader more unwholesome the vitiated air of crowded rooms, but unprecedented care was taken for the comfort of the gueste--4O000 in number whether as to facilitie for the arrival of ear riages, the cloak rooms, in whlch there was no confuelon or delay, the dancing ments for those who wished to danese i rooms for the sedentary and chatty, and the crowning test of a superior bal-te supper. At least as many as those invited wets - fused from a fear qf overcrowdin , lany will be indemnified at the second ball Queeo leabella of Spain arrived early aad wae ushered into a' salon only reserved for a few moments, and to which the gen eral guests were admitted as soon T she had taken her seat. Prine Orloff and Prince Hohenlohe were among the eorme dlplomatique. Lord Lyons, slightly indte posed, was not present, but was repreaented Sby en. COnoly, in uniform; the Qhine mbasy was In great force, and the wire of the Ambassador, a comely personage of her rase, was much observed. .Haing the dwarfed feet of thearlstocracy of her coont, she could not walk, and was supported at th6 buffet. The Duo d'Aumale appeared in nut form, but found no reserved room for prinesa, as in the time of Marshal n faloiahon. .. Grevy thoughtfully considered that ata ball young ladles like to danoe, and to prevent those who did not belong to particular sea sitting neglected as wall-flowers organ.sed a dancing brigade, consisting of captains, en tenants and employee in government omcs whose mission was to ask girls they might o. sitting forlorn to dance, Introduction to ners not being necessary here as in Ennd Woe betide, however, the swain who fauncs that flirtation and pr omenading in conservge tories are permissible after the dance. The young lady will dance with a stranger, but the Instant after sits down demrel by ier mammaor chaperone. The supper tables up stairs were open shortly alter midnlghtuoa -as at many French balls--at 5 In the mor. Ing, when nine-tenths of the guests are gbu It was a matter of neseesity to letpe bysquadrons, but theoffllcesrdetaheld foctbs duty of checking the impetuously hungry did their duty with exquisite tact. Precedence .f Mne k in Canadla. The Now York World has this correspond ence from Ottawa, relative to Lorne's new court: For the first time since the confederationct the provinces a ukase has gone forth estab lishing an order or table of precedence, Hitherto the Canadian people have reclg nized no precedence beyoud that which is a corded in every country to wealth and Intel lect. The new order, however, will be rigly = enforced. It divides society intotwenty-fver grades, the Governor General ranking rst and the commanding officers of the army and navy second; then come the Lieutetant Governors of provinces, archbishops sad bishops, Dominion Ministers, the udges so cording to their rank, the member of the Privy Council who are not now Ministers, general officers of the army and navy, 01o cers of the militia, Senators, members of the Commons, the minor judges, Provincald Min isters, members of the legislative opea ells and assembliese, and laetly the retired judges each of these classes being subdivided into forms, as it were. The ta payer has no locus standi whatever in the lift. Major De Winton and his subordinates ill nodoubt do their best to carry out this order but It will be a miracle if they succeed. Twenty-five years ago Sir Edmund Head, then Governor General, drew up a table of this kind and sought to introduce the regl tions which govern the intercourse of ters with the Crown of England. His first order was that when ministers left the eapi tal they should inform him of the fact. Sir Allan McNab, a proud old Highlander, but as far as etiquette went a perfect Goth, had oo calson to leave town next day, and this was his note of excuse to the Governor General "The MoNab begs to uInform his Naaellemy that he has gone down the river as far as Groese Isle to a cock fight, and if the McNab does not return to town to-morrow or thenest day his Excellency will be justified spa eluding that the McNab has fallen into the hands of the poliee, in which case his Excel lency will doubtless be good eoosah to ter cede for the release of the MeNab." This letter got into print, and amid the uprosalous laughter of his liege subjects Bir Edmunmd cancelled hie order. The Marquis of Lorne'e order will not fare much better. Three Womean Cs c hs. [Detroit Free Press.] There was a jury trial in Justioe All the other day, in which nearly a dosen peeplily ing in the western suburbs were m ip as plaintiffs, defendants and witnesses It peared that Mrs. Blank borrowed sa witub of Mrs. Brown, and while in borsr e p th borrower a cow knocked the bottom ou 'Af ter a neighborhood quarrel suit was broight to recover the amount. Lire. Blank there upon put in as an offset that she had Inursed the plaintiff for three days and recelved ms "Nurse me '" echoed the defendant, "Vhy she did nothing while she was there but hog down custard pie and tattle about the negh bore." "Custard pie! and who lent you thesugar and eggs and lard to make i.I" shrieked the other. His honor put his foot down and tthed up a temporary truce, and the plain flok t the stand to testify about lending the tub value at seventy-five cents, and here thede fendant boiled over and exclaimed: "Seventy-five cents ! Why, both earsnd the top hoop were off! It was the only tub she had had since her marriage, and ta as ten years ago!" "And I've had to lend it to you every Tues day all that time!" retorted the plaintif. His honor secured silence in theourt and the defendant took the stand and said that her services as nurse were worth atleast 2.1 "What ailed the plaintiff ?" asked the law yer. "Well I don't know as I ought toasy that her husband struck her with- "Don't you dare say that !" interrupted the plaintiff. "You know that I fell dora the d cellar stairs! If my hueband hit meonthe head with a meat-platter, as yours did, I- !" "I object!" exclaimed both lwyers iWe bol rue. "So do we!" added both females in a . breath. His honor pounded the desk until every thing rattled, and then a witness was pat on the stand to testify that she aw the tub whma it was lent and again when it had been dats aged. She had scarcely got started when the defendant, whose witness she was, cll.edout: "You are not swearing as you s a.ee tor "Ah! ha! I make a note of that ehUkled one of the lawyers. / "Your honor, I objet," addd the other. "And I wouldn't believe the wltness under oath !" put in the defendant. "Who wants you to!" squeaked the wlt. ness. "If I coulund' come into court withany. thing better than a calico dres and a tern cent lace collar I wouldn't hold my nose as high!" "his is too much-ten times too much, and I want this court-room cleared right outr" said his honor, and he turned the crowd Into the alley. There may be danger in delay, but In the ease of the Our of Bussita there was laest lelsure. Prince Atexander, of Hese., who wan.. to dine with him was halt ans hoar sawed the lives of the Emperor and Moral-Always go late to din VinW X I' ,qeation of ynamits ..