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at lt the dlui obi h~n.,ith55kO ow syItbt'9 ear. S italt t iyon come to lrty ,ear I riold cOIer foolish beins; anit nagmes ocatnpl or alý onurh aoettr i a nd silngiw of a niabt stra ins, n nbelll's windacyw panes- Wtatt ill you oome to forty year l Porty timnse over e Mlllhoe.amnts jss. Grisalnaw hair the or-in toth clear Then you see rough a clearer laes, Theu t,, kboýV the worth of a lass. UOne you have come to forty years ! Plede meround, Ibi ye declare, AgOO fellolows whose beards are gray, not the fairest o the flair ommon grow and wearisome. ere l ai a month was passed away? T ha, teat lips that ever have kissed. r brtlest Ares that ever have shone. Y pr snd- whisper, and we not list. . Or away and never be mleced i let ever a month is one i tian's dead. God rest her bier: a0W I loved her twenty rears synet ai 's mrried, but I sit here. Lio an mer.y at forty year DIiping ln y nose in the bu~oon wine. T AOKRBAT. OUR EVENING PARTY. I thought there was somethind in the wind that oold Monday night when I got back from the city and found a double supply of my favorite hot buttered muffins awaiting me, and my slippers so nicely aired on the hearth. But I was sure of It when my wife adld, smiling: "I hope you will like the tea, dear; I put as extra spoonful in, because it's 01el a blatM night, for you;" and when my eldest daughter Molly laughed so very heartily at my old story of the Chinese mls gl: s.ary, which I think so good that I take every opportunity of repeating it. "Now, Molly," said I, as I took down my meers.hatu. after tea, "now, Molly, what j. Itr' "What ts what, papa ?" said Molly; but she blushed and laughed a conscious little Slbah, all the same. "Come," I retorted, "let ur have it. What Is it you want to coax out of me now?" "Well, Molly, as papa seems so ounntng at Sflding us out, I think we had better tell him w at we have been talklng about," said my wie, with a sllgltly nervoos titter. A great deal better, you most artful of S en,'; said 1,wlth all the sternness I could ' ," "n' no more compliments to my or wlsodm,l you please. I am quite 4-Waare you are only oiling the machinery to BaYe it run round your own way. All at temJ.s too, tO bribe the court with more muins will only injure your case. Proceed, ftrefore." vell James," replied my wife, "the girls an I v,,been talking all the afternoon, .-ad all the morning, too, I have no doubt. S the coort quite agrees with you, unad oi " 1 interrupted, blowing out one of my s raastlo wreaths of smoke. e poor thinsge James, do so want you le them an evening party-somethlng a t.lestylish, you know-like other pele," my+ wife tontinued, hurrying on like the stream when It has come to the brink of the I pA3fP l vng party 1" I repeated in amaze ys, ye~ I do, papa," said Molly, sitting I own on the hassock at my feet and putting I rosy cheek on my knee. She is an admire- I Selband at coaxig, is Molly. e, odear, why should we not be like our I eieigbore, at least sometimes-like Mrs. I V04er,t I.instance ?" pursued my wife, sin- I g out at acquaintance who was my pet V , because we can't, it we tried; we I haven't got the money." I replied. "You 1 ust surely see what nonsense it is to talk I ; -OUb - l.[k Vyner, when his partner- I , n o brins him in a couple of I tousands a year, and I have barely as many I ellOut we mlght )ust show Mrs. Vyner w n ow'wt's what i It waif a rsnan advantage which my wife wA lug, ,and she knew it. Mrs. I $the same county town as t ed l strength of her father hay- t Sthousamnd a year in land (and heaven b ! h p much more In rusti stupidlity ) c sawa sconuldered herself entitled to play art of a superior being toward us. Nor 1 aassb~eoontunt with thinking this, but was I dePmined we should admit her glorious su- t Uta.style, house, furniture and be- B 11 , a word, she was my special ab- 5 t mand it there was one thing I should a liket would have been to see Mrs. V. i t owan a peg." Jane knew this weak- c . M very well, and I consider it an P ai on on her part to have ap to I. However, for the present I re- 1 the temptaolon firmly. In truth, the v o nofg our giving an evening party wasI a 'ry rldiclous one. I was secretary of a ltyot ny with about three hundred a tl yr. We had already sacrificed to the i' ra ofe London soolety-appearanoes- a P taking decent house at Not- e Sa E Hill, and had hard work, what with ei' scehoolin.andthe "fnishing" ot my two tl da.hters to keep our heads fairly above h water. Mo, like a sensible man, I had hitherto e always Insisted on dining at 1:30, and had never received my friends otherwise than at tl tea and supper, In the plainest of "plain h ways." If they liked to drop in at such timee e and many of them did), we were always de- Ii lletd O see them, and under these cireum- fi had many a pleasanter chat and n I dare say than fall to the lot of ti houses. The very freedom of this n I~M G9f siting, the knowledge that you can 1c ent0le and go when you like, do and talk as tl you like, and that the more you please your- if self the better you will please your host, suit bi my constitution exactly; and I believe that in it l ll am only one of a vast majority of ti dot g lemen. For the ladies 1 dare not a' speak. I speaR. When we went to bed, however, my wife xettfnred to the attack, and did not leave me Ulnl she was viltorious. Her chief argument now was that we "ought to give Molly a Sso; and Molly thought so herself. There youang Kelly looking very sweet at her; but how could we expect a respectable young fellow lIke him to oome forwartd unless he saw We knew somebody, and were not quite out of t~ he le of good sootety." ydear,' ss I, 'pray dorn't put those ' l'rnotions Into Molly's head. Klilyalways ssOeto be rather spoony on Ellen Vyner, ip atiO~ t I d olly." Sthe oynters alwayse try to make out tbetbJquit devoted to them* but I flatter I kaowdwhite from black when I see indeed." ou really think we ought to, give esaid I reluotlantly. S a wouldbe a good excuse for be ginaing. But I think we ought to give one every year for the future." I groaaned la spirit and said: "Pray let us at saftely over this before we talk of any · PWe I Gocuess I think the whole notion ab i .&-t a. Dexpense, the trcuble, the proba lltyof a breakdown with such servants as ela But I suppose you must have your `ýn*Coordangly, In the morning, my wife and 'twodanghters formed themselves into aper unt oommittee of ways and means. They that things could not Dossietbly be got der a month, and for the whole of e we were in a state of disturbanoe. It was found out that the drawing '` spaguLt a were old and shabby, and we mot fves new ones; then the dning-room 41di4 not suit the furniture-"and you W >intw psolple to think we had no 4 lao ' said my wife. Now, It was my bhookase that lid to be shoved into an ve corner, where I had to go and my Papers In the desk; next, one s pse's meek Qwpr a new musel had arr'iwedthat mornin, and `, '+me pit S ls thUemselves rely to sea out "the in. vItations." Then the consultations there were about the day, and what people we were to ask I Mr. Disraeli, forming a new Cabinet for the government of a fourth part of the world, could not have pondered each name for a longer time, or more anxiously, and I am sure he would not have looked half so gravely important over it. For my part, I watched the proceedinge with an amused eye, for my opinion, like an eminent physi clan's, was only taken as a very last re souroe. The first name written down in "all the lists" was, of colurse, Fred Kelly's-to catch whom (in plain English) our party was given. I nevqr could quite understand how this young Kelly, who was in the Civil Service, contrived to make so many mothers and daughters run after him. Perhap--as quan tity sle olten preferred to quality-It was only because there was so much of him, for he stood over six feet; but then he was as thin as a lath, and nearly as white, with feeble at tempts at a "straw-oolored moustache and hay-colored beard," that Thackeray speaks of. More probably the reason was that he had in perfection the cool OJibbeway manner of the men about town-that aflectation of stony Indifference which pseds for the height of fashion in all except the best circles, where people can dare to be natural. He was never genial--never aninated-never even inter ested; indeed, to my mind, he was more like a machine that had been taught to talk a little than a man, because, to save himself trouble he seemed to have a pet phrase for everything. All persons below the Civil er vice were "Haw, those cads"-the depth of his reprobatlon was, "Not good form, you know, -the height of his approval was ex pressed by "Tol-lol," meaning "tolerable;" though one Iheard him certainly o so far as to call a thing "Iather Jolly." y young er daughter Patty, who is very osrvant, used to laugh and say that Kelly was very wise tobe lackadalsical about everything be cause, as he knew so little, and had nofeelings and no ideas if he was not lackadaisical he would be nothing. And from a pretty long acquaintance with him, I cansafely say that, if he bad any ideas, he was always admirably successful in conceallng them. In a word,he was quite the hero of certain modern novel lsts; and the very difficulty of thawing this fashionable icicle made Molly and several other young ladles attempt the enterprise. But as yet the icicle remained an icicle, and would melt to no warmth they could apply. Next after Kelly in our common list came the names of the Yyners-father, mother and two daughters-wIthout whose eyes to ob serve our success in securing Fred the triumph would scarcely have been complete. All the rich people of our acquaintance fol lowed; singularly enough, there was not a shadow of doubt about any of these, nor about that tawny young idiot, Northooat, who knew the younger son of a lord. Two bud ding barristers from the Temple were also passed nero. con.-"they moved in such good socIety." I suggested asking the Prince and Princess of Wales, but found my little joke I reoeived (for the first time, I must confess). with chilling silence, as the awful gravity of 1 the oocasion required. I, There was also a charming unanimity about asking some of our less important ae quaintances. Thus, poor Miss Graham was asked, because she was so good-natured anti "never objected to play any quantity of dance music." Then Tomline could carve, and Vickers talk so well. Mrs. Grubbine too, and the three Miss Grubbinses would be mortally offended if they were left out--so B "there was no help for it. we must have a them." Other names caused more discussion.. I was obstinate *hen I found my wife anti Molly were positively thinking of leaving out my old school-fellow, Dick Wotherspoon-the f best of good fellowS, only rather rough in his manners, as most of these enthusiastic artists are. It was not, however, on this account so r much that my wife disliked him, as the fact that, though over thirty, he seemed to be making no headway at all in life, and was Shimself beganning to think he had mistaken his profession. Indeed, he was so poor that I had frequently lent him a live-pound note. 1 But I now overruled my wife's objections to him and insisted on bis being invited. With .his name our list of forty-five was complete, r that number being ten or fifteen people more than our rooms would really hold; but then, as my wife said, "They would be sure, some of them, to be engaged; we might as well have the credit of inviting them as not." To be in proper form, we gave a ten days' invitation, and the interval was ruled over by the milliners. From morning to night there was nothing but consultation about blonde and muslin, mauve and magenta, or critical examinations of patterns, or " fittngs on." For my part, I undertook to look after the tea, supper, and attendance, for all of which it was absolutely necessary to contract, since we only kept a fat maid servant of twenty (whom my wife, on the strength of being able to boll potatoes hard and reduce mutton-chops to cinders, digni fied with the name of 'cook,") and a little chit of thirteen, scarcely able to lift a slop pail, whom we called our "housemaid." I must say I never felt myself in such a ludicrously mean position as I did when I was bargaining with the unctuous uphol sterer In the next street for a stylish supper on hired dishes, to be handed round by three imitation footmen, being the uphol sterer's assistants. The whole thing did seem such a sham, like playing the peacock with borrowed feathers. The all-important night arrived at last, and the fever of expectation and anxiety which had held my womankind all the month reach ed Its height. Long shall I be in forgetting the prepara tions and fuss of that dreary evening-the hurried tea, the laborious dressing, the sol emn single knock of the upholsterer's men, like the undertaker bringing the coffin; the frantic appeals of Sarah to "come and fasten me;" the rustle of skirts in the passages; the flying about of distracted cook and house maid; the staid, methodical movements of the long-visaged waiters. But as the clock struck the fatal hour of nine we were all assembled in state ready for the first comer my wife buttoning her white kid gloves, and still red in the face with her nervousness and exer tions. Asa proof that her exertions had been attended with some success, I may state that I overheard one of our young barristers tell ing Northooat, "She looked a very handsome Dutch Venus, indeed." I had scarcely taken my place on the hearth-rug when a loud rantan at the door i and a hearty voice in the passage announced the first arrival. "Mr. Wotherspoon," whis- I pered my wife to me, with a touch of annoy- I ance in her tone; "he at any rate takes care v to be punctual-knows no better, I suppose." c When he was ushered in by one of the imita- a tion footmen, he took much the same view of our proceedings as I took myself and began chaffing me in his free and easy way: "Well, t now, Miller, to think of you coming out in I such a swell fashion! What on earth pos- a sessed you to begin giving state !part les, eh?" But Mrs. Miller, with that increase of dig- v nlty which the peach-colored satin always d gives her, cut his audacious levity short by a asking sharply, "Well, and why shouldn't we give a party like any one else, Mr.-a--Mr. Wotherspoon?" The asRumed forgetfulness n of his name was a masterpiece, and capitally t done, considering she had never practiced the n art of snubbing before. At all events, poor I Dick seemed to have the ground talien from a under him at once, and he subsided Into a I corner near Patty, where he seemed to be n better welcomed. h But hark ! the roll of wheels-"the brazen v thunders of the door"-soon not intermittent Ii but continuous-and we are in the midst of o it. Kelly came about 10, a little stiffer than I usual, but not till half-past did the Vyners h sweep into the room, Mrs. Vyner overwhelm- a ingly courteous and patronizing in her black I velvet dress. But she soon contrived (with- y out saying so) to make us understand that a she wondered we could venture to invite her, o and that she consiaered it no little conde scension on her part to come. There could be no doubt that my daughter n Molly and Ellen Vyner were the prettiest d girls in the room. Yet it was amusing to note the difference in their style and appearance. h Swhose good natured, rosy lace above l1 her light-blue dress seemed like a cherub's w floati gin the sky, was radiant. full of life. n asd awet as a clase; but she wase ilittleto . ° `n .ntiled tg evt- o tlt ; well, [itsy A nty and s a . Qui peerftotly the o hermires, nluding l ly; but her very discouragement seemed only make them more rttentive. If she had a Z t, It was that she evidently knew her own value so well; she might have been a Duke's daughter instead of a brewer's, though, in deed, I believe Vyner and many of his busl nessthink a brewer or a banker nowadays a greater grandee than any nobleman. I am glad to say the party itself notwith standing our misgivinge, went off without any particular hitch. Iu fact, it seemed very like thousands of similar affairs given by people of the middle classes Who know no better. There were the same stiffness and reserve at the first, since in such a miscel laneous gathering very few of the guests were acquainted with each other; the same gradual thawing as we got up a little dance (which, with hypocrisy that deceived nobody, we pretended to extemport.z); the same intense heat in the rooms, the same j.mming lit the doorways, the same forlorn groups in the corners, groups that looked as If they ought to be enjoying themselves and were not, And, when the 'novelty of the position wore off, I did not find it very difficult to play the part of host. 8o I tried to say a pleasant word to any guest that seemed dull, ar ranged a obuple of whist tables for the el derly people, and, in fact, worked hard gen erally at amusing everybody. My wife, how ever, as the hours went on without mishap, grew prouder and prouder of her hired gran deur, and Indeed. like told Weller's shepherd, "swelled wisibly" in magnificence of deport ment and manner. In my hearing alone she told six different persons that 'there were forty-five invited; but unfortunately so many were engaged." "I think you ought rather to say fortunate ly," replied that disagreeable Mrs. Vyner as my wife made this remark to her. "My dear Mrs. Miller, how could you get any more people into these rooms? And a crowd Is so very unpleasant," she added, fanning herself vigorously. When I took Mrs. Vyner in to supper, she said blandly, "I did not know, Mr. Miller yes, champagne, please-I never knew before that you kept a footman," looking hard at one of the upholsterer's mutes. "Why, he is like Vyner's small ale-for very occasional use only," I replied, deter mined she should not have all the sarcasm to herself and knowing she hated any reference to her hueband's business. She took her revenge, however, on my wife by saying to her soon afterward acruse the table: "How very nice these whips are, Mrs. Miller ! I must get you to give me the re oeipt." Of course, the odious woman knew very well that the creatue, like everythIng else, were furnished by the upholsterer "who did for us;" but she euccoeded in making my wife blush and feel very uncomfortable for the time. The dance was kept up with spirit until 4 3Il lt, UI&uO Wi at'IJ tip w1LU Sillu JUolr1 % or 5 o'clock, and the young people at any rate, especially my daughters Molly and I Patty, enjoyed this part of the business most i thoroughly. Toward the end, however, Molly became rather sulky because Fred danoed so much with Miss Vyner; and my wife was highly indignant at Dick Wotherspoon's hanging about Patty. Indeed, she would almost have proceeded to open hostlittlas if I had not stopped her; and, as it was, Woth erspoon evidently guessed her motive In I always disturbing his confabulations with Patty, and left early. When our guests were gone we were soon in bed, from which we did not rise till noon. Even then Patty was tiredl, and Molly had a headache-due to Miss Vyner, I suspected. I, too, was disgusted with the hypocritical pretenses and bother of the whole thing. My wife alone was radiant, and thought the party I a great success owing to her own admirable management. Bhe was sure, too, that Kelly, on leaving, had thanked her and pressed her I hand with a cordiality most unusual with him; and on this ground she told Molly to take courage, and atl would come right. And her exultation was increased ny seve ral of our guests who called in the afternoon, and lisped the usual Dhrases on such an occa sion. "Delightful gathering." "Enjoyed our selves so much." "Quite a success." When Mrs. Vyner called, however, she threw a little damp on my wife's ardor. She pretended to praise-she was always more malicious when she did that. "How very good of you to take allthis trou ble-so unexpected, too !" she said. "And how very well you did manage, considering you were quite unaccustom.ed to this sort of thing I It must have been a most formidable under taking, I'm sure. And I hope you, Mr. Mil ler, were not very much behlodhand with your work in consequence." Generally I could give Mrs. Vyner a Roland for her Oliver; but on the present occasion my conscience sided so much with her in her politely veiled sarcasms--I mean, I thought them so just-that I really could only mutter out some commonplace answer. "I'm afraid you're a little tired with your exertions, Mrs. Miller; Indeed, they must have been immense," continued the merciless virago, seeing that I was in no mood for re ply. "But I'm sure it was very kind of you to try so hard to give us a pleasant evening. And as you are such very old friends, I think I may tell you a little secret, jest to show you how much we are indebted to you. Ah! I dare say you know what it is. Fred Kelly proposed to Ellen last night, and It is all ar ranged-so kind of you, I'm sure, togive him the opportunity. And we think it will be a very nice match, don't you Molly?" Poor Molly held out till Mrs. Vyner was gone, when she made a rush to her own room, with a tear in each eye, Bhe had scarcely left us when a double knock announced the postman. "It is from Wotherspoon," I said, opening the letter. "Do you know I think our new splendors, Jane, made you seem a little rude to him yesterday ?" "Ah, well! If I am never rude to any one of more consequence than Mr. Woth.rspoon it will be no great matter," she replied, con- t temptuously. "But I am grieved and vexed beyond measure about this young Kelly. Ellen Vyner, indeed !" "Dear me !" said I, as 1 glanced over Wo therspoon's letter; "you'll like to hear this, 1 think, Jane." So I read it to her. "'Dear Miller-I am very sorry to be obliged to leave without calling to bid you good-bye, but I have just met some friends who are going to Italy, and I have decided to accompany them. As we start to-morrow I am in an awful hurry, and I shall be away at least two years.' " "And a very good thing, too," interrupted my wife. "Do you know I am quite sure he would have made Patty an offer last night if t I had not looked so well after her that I t never gave him the chance ? I have always i wondered, James, you never would see the depth of that man. However, we shall be safe from him for some time, it seems." "Quite safe," said I. "There were one or two things that I par ticularly wished to tell you last night, but in such a crowd I had no opportunity, and-----" " There, I told you, James!" broke in my wife again. "One of those things, you may depend on it, was a proposal, and I'm glad I stopped it." "All right, only do let me finish: "'And to tell you the truth, I was a little nettled (you know I was always too sensi tive) because I thought Mrs. Miller, last night, scarcely treated me with quite the kindness due to an old friend. bo I ran away early and did not say what I intended. Perhaps It was as well. One bit of news about me, however, I am sure you will be glad to hear, and I feel that I ought not to go-way without telling you. A few days ago, to my imme nee delight and astonishment, I re ceeived a lawyer's letter informing me that I was heir-at-law to a distant relative who had died in Jamaica; so that I have dropped all at once into live thousand a year. Rather jolly, isn't it? But I won't forget all your five-pound notes; and if ever you want a little cash, old fellow, just ask your old and obliged friend, "'R. WOTHERSPOON. " "Five thousand a year!" groaned my wife now. "But how could I know, James ? WIky didn't Mr. Wotherspoon tell us ?" "Well, probably, dear, because you stopped him so adroitly," said I, laughing malicious ly; "and perhaps he first wished to see whether we cared for him without hid money." "Oh dear, oh dear I couldn't write a note of a o and brig him babori -h "No; , I Wuotbeoaou itis tooIse, uaU s awr on rW org 't ,'r Mlf out h oe way -an o gll ( a gi pease to ie one's ftlUIb t ." Our mottves, oould not elPh am not been qut ad diIetn U mm wife wished to make out. Few people do give parties, I fear, on the pure prinolples of Plck wickian benevolence. However, we had a les son, and I am happy to say our first evening party was our last. A Gilrl's Diary. The New York (Iraphic thinks the following is what makes trade lively: March 25. I must buy to-day: 8ome cologne. Some hair-pins. Some ruche lace. Some satin gloss for shoes. March 26.-Dear me! I'm always out of something. To-day Imust: Look for material for spring dress. Pair of -- Bottle of vaseline. Tooth-powder. Face-powder. New tooth-brush. In addition, I was tempted Into buying two of those beautiful new bows and a new pen knife. March 27.-I've nearly decided on the mate rial for one dress. It's more expensive than I expected, but I most have it. Bought to-day: Four yards of new ribbon. Two pair four-button kids. Pair house slippers. Pair new corsets. New celluloid comb for front hair. Tortoise-shell pin for back hair. Two pair cuffs. Three collars. One paper dress pattern. One paper pattern for jacket. Leather belt and pocket. Needles and thread. Worsted and fancy work. Two lace ties. March 28-1 don't think I want anything to-day. I'm Just going out, though to look at the goods in the shop windows. Bought, unexpectedly, March 28: Material for three spring dresses. Lining for ditto. Persian trimming for ditto. Pair of rubber overshoes. Pair of new scissors. New feather for hat. New hat. New traveling bag. New clasp for ulster. Bottle of smelling salts. Three pairs of cheap gloves. Two lace ties. Spring parasol. March 29.-It is time I ordered another pair of shoes. My best silk Is reallygetting shab by. And I must go out to-day, for I'm out of pins. Woman as a .ensu s-Taker. INew Haven Iegleter.] In many parts of the country women will be appointed as census enumerators, with the probable result something like this: Neatly-dressed woman of an uncertain age with big book under her arm and pen in hand, rings the door-bell. Young Iady appears at the door. Census Euumorator-Good morning. Love ly morning. I am taking the oensus. You were born?" Young lady-Yes'm." "Your name, please? What a pretty dust cap you have on. Can I get the pattern? It's just like the one the lady in the next house has. Let's see, your name I" "I haven't the pattern. Don't you get aw ful tired walking round taking the ceusus?" "Oh, yes; it's wearisome, but I pick up a great deal of information. How nice your dinner smells cooking! Plum-pudding?' "In Maine. No, I haven't plum-pudding to day. I'm looking for a new recipe-" "I've got one that I took down from a lady's cook-book across the way. Are you married?" "No. Want an Invitation to the wedding, don't you? It will be a long time before you get it. You osn keep your plum-pudding re cipe, thank you." "I sh'd think 'twould be some t me. Have you chil- Oh, of course, I forgot. This hall caroot is just the pattern of Aunt Prudy's. She's had it more than twenty years. How many are there in family?" "If this hall-carpet don't suit you, you can get off from it, and go about your census iWell, you're an impudent jade, anyhow. You haven't told me when you were born, or what's your name, or when you expect to get married, and there's ten dollars fine for not answering census takers' Questions, and if I was you I wouldn't be seen at the door in such a slouchy morning dress, so there." "Oh, you hateful thing. You can just go away. I'll pay ten dollars just to get rid of you, and smile doing it. It's none of your business, nor the censuses' either. No it isn't. You can keep your pattern and your plum pudding, and your saucy, impudent questions to yourself-I-I." "Good morning. I must be getting on. I haven't done but three families all the fore noon," and an energetle bang of the door just missed catching a foot of her trailing dress skirts. The Man from Dakota. He was a man to be noticed anywhere. He had long hair, a full beard, and a fierce look in his dark eyes. He came in and asked to see a Dakota exchange. "I'm just from there," said he. "Ah! 'we replied. "It's a lively country, isn't it?" "Lively, young man," he remarked. "Is no name for it. Why, it's a land just flowing in gore. When I first went out there, It used to make me sort of sick to see people going about with countenances scarred with knife outs, and to hear the reports of pistols every little while, but I got iaed to it." He saw a look of hor ror and astonishment on our face, and con tinued. "I tell you, it used to startle me, too, going home at niaht, to come across the body of a man llying in the street with his throat out, or to see some fellow swinging from a tree where the vigilantes had left him. But I became accus tomed to those sights, and even learned to enjoy shedding a little blood myself. Of course I'm talking of white blood; we didn't count cutting up Injuns as anything. They called me D. adshot Dick out there." At this he drew himself up to his full height and gazed at our awe-struck countenance. "You don't know much about the country, I reckon," said he, and we answered, "We lived there two years." "The - - you did!" The fierce look melted from his eye. A confused and embarrassed look replaced it. He seemed to grow less tall. Before we could exchange our expression of awe for the smile that had to come, he had reached the door; In another Instant he had vanished. Later in the day, when he told the story to a ten-year-old boot black, he prefixed it by an inquiry as to whether the lad had ever been in Dakotah. The Princess Alice's Betrotbal. IFrom Queen Victoria's Diary.] After dinner, while talking with the gentle meni I perceived Alice and Louis talking be fore the fireolace more earnestly than usual, and when I passed to go to the other room both came up to me, and Alice, In much agi tation, said he had proposed to her, and he begged for my blessing. I could only squeeze his hand and say, "Certainly," and that we should see him in our room later. Got through the evening working as well as we could. Alice came to our room agitated but quiet. AlDert sent for Louis to his room went first to him, and then called Alice and me in. Louis has a warm, noble heart. We embraced our dear Alice and praised her much to him. He pressed and kissed my hand, and I embraced him. After talking a little we partet--a most touching and to me most sacred moment. Given up by Doctors. "Is it possible-that Mr. Godfrey is up and at work, and cured ¢y so simple a remedy?" "I assure you it is true that he is entirely cured, and with nothing but Hop Bitters; and only ten days ago his doctor gave him up and said he must die." "Well-a-day! That is remarkable! I will go this day and get some for my poor Qeorge -I know hops are good." Prnm Emtneac Wlmer arlaten, 3. D. atllimere, ad. "I have used ( en's Liebg's Liquid Ni treeS of Seef od Tonic Iniorator In. ... .. Wrathfully in the ra eat awayt , The sun goes down beioad yon upland field, hos thongs eanry were that one more day Unto asnoter nelght iteroed to yield. Anon the West is broken tnto bars Of orange, asmber, gray, and dusky old: And darkness, stealing on, draws out thestars. Their nightie viuil-long and lone-t, hold. Within you wood, the last bird.warble falls. And ill the air, emwtled of every sound. Inviolaitestiliness holds. Above, around. The calm repose proonred af p. a're prevails- The aorlm, the swept: and now complute o'er all HBath loormel the dim, the duer v evenfall. --LUhambers's Jodrnal. JAME I) AWSON. HOW TO "1711"' tlERVANTS. How Much to Give-Useful Information for Those Going Abroad. [From the Philadelphia Press,] A petty but endless trouble of the traveler in Europe for the first time is the matter of gratuities. You give a trifle all the time to every one who does you the least service. Even for an apparently friendly word of in formation on the street you are expected to pay in this way. In England it is "a tip;" in France, the pour boire; in Italy, buono manu, the good hand; in Germany it is trlnkgeld, drink money. It is not much money in any one instance, but foots up pretty well after an active day's work. The practical trouble, however, is to know what to give. The In habitants and the servants themselves know exactly what they are entitled to, for it is a matter of right, just as much as any other charge, although the amount is never fixed or published in any written form for the information of strangers. They must learn it by experience, We, as a rule, to whom the European mess ures are new, give too much. Englishmen of rank and wealth complain that Americans raise the costs of travel wherever they go. For the gratuity to cab drivers, waiters at restaurants, etc., the recognised European usage is in England one penny for every shlllog spent in fare or at the table, and in France and Italy two sous for every franc spent. This rule disposes of a large portion of the cases. For porters two pence in England and two sous on the continent for every piece of lug gage handled, if it is only to carry it across a pavement. An umbrella or a shawl isa piece as well as a trunk. The driver of an omnti bus, cab or flacre, as a point of etiquette and out of professional consideration for the por ters, will refuse to touch a piece of luggage himself, even to lift it from three feet away into his vehicle. Visiting at private houses of the upper classes in England the servants expect their tips in gold coin if your stay is over a day or two. The smallest English gold coin is a ten shilling piece-$2 50. You fee the footman who attends your bedroom; the maid, if you have ladies, who serves their chambers; the butler who has charge of the dining-room and force of waiters; the keeper, if you hunt; the groom you use if you ride, or the head of the stables If there are several, and generally any servant that you specially use. You will soon learn by intuition how to grade these fees according to the rank of the servant and the length of your visit. On first-class ocean steamers the gratui ties are much analogous to those in a gentle man's house. The steward who waits on you at the table and the one who attends your stateroom will each extract a fee In gold ten shillings, $2 50, at least---from a single passenger; a pound if you have baths brought into your room every morning, are particular about having your wines warmed or iced, or, in short, use the servants up to their full ca pacity. When the passage is $60 to $75, or ese, these fees are less, about one-half of the figures above. The "boots" also looks to be remem'ered, about one-half the amount given the steward. The expense of this gratuity business In or dinary travel Is in general rather exagger ated. The sums given are very small, andi you get a great deal for them--a willing, pet feat and kindly service, which you do not get in our country at all. To the traveler the custom Is an annoyance rather than a bur den. Its worst feature is the demoralization and want of self-respect which It engenders on the part of the classes who receive their compensation in this way, as a gratuity and not as wages. Persons in the haolt of accept ing gratuities and doing their service for these are certainly not fit for the dignittes and independent responsibilities of citizen ship. _The usage degrades and demoralizes and unmans him who tykes the vail, or gift, or tip, or bounty, or whatever you please to call It; yet a very great portion of the people of Great Britain and Europe do receive their wages in this way, look for it and feel no humiliation in the transaction. You can hardly Insult anybody across the water by offering them anything, no matter What ap peares to be his or their official position. I have given a shilling in London to uniformed policemen and a franc In Paris to magnificent looking hotel managers. A Philadelphia acquaintance in London had several hundred dollars brought to him from his banking house, one of the largest there, by a clerk of the establishment, au(n the military dressed young gentleman asked for a shilling for his services. Imagine the consequences of offer ing ten cents to a conductor on the Pennsyl vania Railway who had shown you to your seat in the car and given you information as to when to get out; yet this is done all over England every day, and the uniformed and respectable looking guard hangs around stickily till he gets his sixpence. ->a-~--- - Youno Vanderbilt. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., is the son of Wil liam H. and vice president of the Central Hud son Railroad. A correspondentof the Chicago Times, writing of the Vanderbilts, gives the following interesting description of a young and handsome gentleman who evidently has a great luture before him: The heritage of the splendid abilities of Com. Vanderbllt seems to have fallen not to his eldest son, but to his grandson, Corne lius, who is without doubt the coming Van derbllt. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. is vice president of the New York Central. Those who have many business dealings with him say that he unites splendid business talent, energy and ambition with a comprehensive knowledge of railroad questions, and an ac quaintance with all the minutia) of the rail road business that is remarkable. No man in the Central' service, it is said, can at all compare with him in his thorough familiarity with all the details, however important or in significant, of its complex management. He is said to be as familiar with the work and methods of all the departments as the at taches. He has the finances of the road and its freight schedule at his tongue's end, and can instantly name the exact charges per car load to any point on the line. He was a favor Its with the Commodore, who discovered his quality long before he died. He left the young man $5,000,000 in his will, and the favored grandson was the only one of the heirs, except the present head of the house, who became lu dependently rich through the old man's last testament. On Wall street they say that young Cornelius is as shart as Mr. Keene, and as well equipped in the science and statistics of railroading as Jay Gould. It is said that the old commodore's attention was first at tracted to the budding promise of his grand son in the following manner: Young Cor nelius had been making considerable money in Wall street speculations, and one day he went to his grandfather for a "point" on cer tain stocks. It was a peculiarity of the com modore that if he had any speculative axe of his own to grind he would distribute itis "points" to suit his own interest, and he more than once included his offspring among the victims of his confidence. He told his namesake what to do, and dismissed him, doubtless chuckling in his sleeve as the young man proceeded to Wall street to carry out his instructions. But Cornelius, Jr., wasn't to be "playe or a sucker" that day. Cer tain moveme~ on the board convinced him that the ene ies of his esteemed ancestor were enlisted on the other side, and so he did precisely what the old man told him not to do. The next time the commodore met his grandedn, he commenced to condole with him on his losses, when the smiling scion cut him shbort with the remark that he had made money instead of losing any. "What" e claimed the fond g "andpaYent, "didn't I tell to do so and o ee, sirexlamaed " int 18e11ged my tnae and ee --)f ).M. .IrI., mi W j odots aitn 'I'toVid& l) the that enabled to build op an immfa his own, independently of his ftle A Psevlih rpaslpWt- .a [Montgomery Mall.] The telegram which spread tiu oountry the alarming report that, *1 last few days there had transpir.d Orleans and Memphis quite a .*8liiJ. deaths from malignant yellow feVier, t out to be a heartless hoax. It does not appear from what sourdO singularly -.ikled trick originated, it ihanaged to Impose itself upon the lity of the "wire-workers." One thit.g tain: the matter should be thorounhlya and the perpetrator of the frightifu hood exposed to the sourn adonteml$ the public, if indeed no more painfulPi* UI. ment can be ifllicted. It is well klW th Memphis is making gigantic efforts top.ut her thoroughfares and place all her p in the very highest state of hygRlekq lence. The revelations that have ber of her miserable pliiht, precedilg he? kWtI scourges, have caused people abre tQ Wp to wonder that such a fate befel her,. But people abroad will indeed be surprised it the wonderful efforts o pie to purlfy the water they dri air they breathe do not shut off all opP nity for a recurrence of the dreadlul epdOMI that had made the name of MemphIs the most mournful word in all the land. Up to this date, the prospect in the satrideh city Is bright and brightening. It prorndaig a happy deliverance, and cheerfulaesp, h .e and health triumph over fear, doubt and*' spair. Nor is New Orleans in a leas ptroudm nlug condition.2 Wah Lee In Politles, A representative of the PhiladelphJa2ae. greph has had a conversation with Wa nl at his place on Ninth street, near ase, Ww he found six of the almond-e ed lnd engaged n laundering. The oo was in "pidgeon" Engleh, In which 14e9w-$ exceedingly fluent. "Yes," said he, "ovel fifty Chinlarn mea thu here: some wash like me, some in (factory), some in chiohen aliees same.M womlen.' "But I understand you are going to 00 Uat uralized"--a word that somewhat dazed the Mongolian until its meaning, with . m labor, was explained to him-"and boot µ American oitizens.V "Oluliect, Chinaman make heap puttee in house, vote at 'leection holdee an' winlybook allee same as othi m ' Chinaman when he fllttee papal (papers/ Melican aleei time.' And he thuimp breast proudly. "Of course you will identify yourself with one of the three partles-RepubllOan, Df cratic or Greenback." lie studied a moment. "Yes; will dientllfy wid Gleenblack; 01 black help Chinaman to billd house ' a i' tee up shop. No Lublican an' Dlemelo fI me; evly time Gleenblack. You Gleenblack man to me; I votes him o evely tllme." Boston has the champion mean.lanma M was obliged to have a large safe hoisted fro the street to a third.story window, caused it to be done at night, when the -ro that always enjoys such a sight couldn't bamq seen the affair even if they had known Lao ,, it. t LIST OF LETTEB8 r, eomalanig In the New Orl9anas Pes e 4li at ii a. I., April I S, Iro, SLadlaes' List. it Anderson Mollie B miss Barrow Juli. Baptiste Jean mmine Black Annie is - SBarnes Emma Barnes mz B tbbs Martha Barbler: la mm Iertrou Anna miss Benson i mgsieJ ss1, nomon Rosa Boadonsaule H rot , t rooks Mary Bruning A rs Brn Pauline Buokle miss Uarmlni Maria miss Cavensy m.lt ' Caser Falth miss COarls uyp emm SCleary Kate mrs. Clinen doall SOChriseton Violet miss Oollins Aj1s g r Crothers Miunne Emma Degreeds mrse i Dwyer Mary miss Dume L'.uo i. s Edwards Thi esa 0 mrs Freeman . 'Sii i . .* r Forrest Maggie miss Garde, mase Geayson Hattie miss Graney O ermae i Qlover Ross Harris O Ai lrs, Helse Nellie miss Herham A¶nie mr' Hoagatt Mary miss Hug Elizabeth I Ivory Emma Jasn Lau a mrs i Jackson Nancy mrs Johnson Jmeph I Jones Frances B miss Kane Allow f KennedyJosephine mrs Kerrualsh r Lanegan Mary miss Lennix Bus em Loonard Emerentine Lyons MargueriF Lincoln miss apke Estlnam Martin J M mrs Meuger ars Mitchell L E mrs Moore Coa miss Morris Nora M Monke Adeleode [ Morgan Jennie mrs Moran Susie mrs. I Mullen Ellen mrs Mulle miss t Nollen mrs O'Neil Mary A mis Peulue M mrs Popes Minerva mrs P ,were Kate mrs Pox Lena miss Henold Malvilla miss Swanton Ellen mrs Blawson Polly miss SBrpy Erneste miss Bamuels H mrs Smith Henry mrs , I Smith Mry A miss Smlh Marie miss Taylor Polly mrs Taylor miss Thomas Dora miss Tobin Elizabeth Tobin Francis A Vallantine N mrs Vernon Melinda miss Washington D mrs Washington Jullette Ward Lizie mrs Walshe Sarah miss Well Alice mrs Wilson M A mrs Williams Annie ml. Wilson Josehbiae mis Wyckofft Fannle msi Wrlabght Lilzie mrs TRIBD AND FOURTH CLASS MATTS , Clark Annie Andrews mrs Walsh Caroline Wolfson 0 mrs Gentlemen's List. Anzard E Adams Jos H d. So0 Ailhan & Prohomm Adkins Jobh Adlinaton DD capt Armstrong E Blacknom Wade Batiste mr Black John F Belohe mr I Bedford James Belino Be do Brlanon Joe Borelln T Boyd Samuel M Blount-W H Bolds Lewis Baron J L Butler Edward Butler A D Charles J H Carter W K Cackson Oube Carr John Cotten RR Collins John Cole W C OamIbell D Daly James Davis Wm Debains Balleas Delord F Donovan Wm Durand E Ecaille 0 Egan mr Emerson Harry Ewell Wm major Earnig C K Edrond Edward F~qulrolO A Fathed Joe Fabey Tim Flandry Sabin Favro Fred Frank Abe Ferber A dr Fevrier Jean Fisher Wm P Fields Wm B Fround Gust A Garret mr Gregory Norman Gleason T P GaOnhart John Ooddin A 0 Guston John Halphen 4A~lds e --..T Hahn S L Hamilton Harves Jas Harttley John Hess Edward Hlbbler Sol801 Hylant Jas Hone F Jason J C Johnson John . Johnson G Kane W T Kerr Jason Koshiand M Lavigne M Labape H Lanez Alfred Louis Jas Lee Henry Lee Alex L nis John Liebten John jr Lynch John E Lovell A LattlOr.e Martin Geo B May Ale2 Meehan P T Mittler Joe Morehouse A G Momfort O H . Mooreverd 0 M Moos Jon , Mullen Edw Mc8tea8 McNicol Bobt MDonald McDaniel Jas Nash Toney Nely W M Nicholds AG Norton J H Noel Jas Olivier L A Ott CD hox O'Brlen George O'Neill J J O'Mally Jas Paulding A 0 Phelps Henry Poland John S Poindexter J J aDpt QUigley Charlie Ranlett Ned Ryan Patrick Richarte B rev Boeseoher L Rogers Danl I Both J J Rulyy Edward Srarke ma aundses J W Stewart R H Stensen M F Stevens W A Strong J W Stoner J i do Smith Charles Smith prang Tarrabourn A Tarbo Pred Talbot Edward Tepper Wom A Tillman F Tooke H W L . Tourmtine A Thonn Lawrenoe Watt Heory WarS A r WalkerH Wain Geo Tea Wesildog C ir V iye .,' mwmr~~lc~i~ ss~F'