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1 SPORTS OF TRACK AND RING.
I I iiUTCTE BiBttY EMLAT1NQ JOHN L. I 6ULUTAN Afl A BPARBBR. rjneertalnty u to Where the Olnnjlg Ath letle Clnb Will Make Its UeadqnaxteTS Malcolm W. Ford Buy. II Will Neve Ask to b Reinstated aa an Amateur The aianhattan Athletlo " CaronlcUr." 1 J-J OITN L. SULLIVAN, yj GrfJ W six or Bovon years ago, P I boxed sotnowhat as ft . Jfljr ho Now York AUw tf'j jf 'e Club, does now. Ap V S) Barry la getting cleYer I A v i as'' u B unox" l. J I VfeJ pectcd and original sjl f I moves aro what bother Ju V the clever onea most. TT x.Tl10 writCT of flrk 0 clnmn 8aw Barry ond IlL. y (J Mr. W. A. Thompson F&J YJ box three rounds last (sspy v. n'sn "" tiien jp' j, -J Donovan gave the giant a whirl. Barry scales 210 pounds stripped. Mr. Thompson pulled tho beam down at ICO pounds. Thompson was shown a now, or, rathor, a very old way of cross-countering which pn giliits consider the very bean ideal for a big opponent or for one who rushes too much. TTio blow Bhown Mr. Thompson was to dodge the head to tho right instead of to tho loft of tho incoming left hand, then step in quickly with the right. The olevor amateur caught his huge opponent twioo in tho first round neatly, but in the second round Barry throw his right behind his back as he saw Thompson preparing to catch him again, pulled the little fellow's head around with his loft as ft passed over his shoulder, hitting him in the stomach and doubling him up in n corner. A shout of laughter, in which Thompson joined, greeted the awkward clip. Thompson kept well away in tho third round, and at long range could pow and then pop in and get away without the return. When Barry sets to with Donovan it's a great go. Mike has to do all he knows and duck his cleverest to escape tho sweeping rights and lefts the huge hammer.throwor lets go. Prof. Bill Clark, tho old-time champion pparrer, yesterday sent on to Mr. Richard K. 1'ox, of the Police Gazette, for a dozen of tho elegant Jako Kilrain championship colors. The sporting editor of tho Evening Would was the first sporting writer to be Presented with one of these handkerchiefs. The colors consist of a picture of tho head and bust of Kilrain, with a suitable inscription boncath, printed in the centre of a large silk kerchief. Around the edges of tho silken tokpn run the red. whito and blue of the American flag. In tho lower left-hand corner is the arms of Massachusetts, opposite- the arms of Mary land, one backed with an Irish,, tho other with an American flag. In tho upper corners ore tho shield of Columbia and the harp of Erin. William E. Harding writes from London that Fat Bheedy at first refused to shako bands with him, but that when ho saw him (Harding) being lionized " he camo over and done it.'7 It is uncertain whore tho Olympio Athletio Clnb's headquarters next season will bo. Up on the Mott Haven Grounds it is rumored. This olub has been paying the Manhattans 8100 a month and $1 a month for each mem ber over 100 for the track privileges of the Eighty-sixth street and Eighth avenue grounds. The Pastime Athletio Club willhave a regu lar meeting to-night. W. J.M. Barry, tho New York Athletio Olub champion weight thrower, is to have a try at Condon's IB-pound hammer throwing record of 105 feet b$i inches some day next week. Billy Kelly's idea of tho summit of broad ness was reached, ho' sayB, when Charley Mitchell gave as a reason for deferring the match with Sullivan till late in the Bpring : " I want to let him have all tho time he wants to get ready, so when I get through with him ho can't say ' I wasn't fit.' " Kelly fought a tremendous battle with Sam Oollyer years ego. It is said that tho Nassau Athletio Club will have no end of trouble in securing tho Acad emy of Musio in Brooklyn far tho champion. Bhip boxing competition. It is likely tho contests will take place in Saengerbund Hall. Tho Manhattan Athletio Olub Chronicle, is out to-day. It is a handsomely printed and admirably arranged periodical, mainly the work of Charles 0. Hughes, Dr. E. F. Hoyt, and J. M. Tate. Its pages contain tho infor mation that the increase in membership dur ing November has boon creator than in any month during the club's existence. An in teresting feature is a history of the clnb from Its organization. TWO PEACHES. From tht French of Anart Theuriet, 1HAD not seen my old school-fellow, Vital Flerbelot for twenty five years, when I met him at abanquot given by tho olass-mates of ASBMSJWyfl Vl, the Provincial College, rC"' j where we hod studied nTffya together. I Mill I MPrisedto find Flerbe- 'V ' '" ' yj lot qulto different from Hn fte-X (Wswhat I had imagined tSKTsaQKfflM he would be. When I l9CSc5v5rE na Beon k'm l08 h .-S2.(!Ji was a kim pale-faced, v2X5 -5TO8ay yun2 fellow, al- f T5TSrfV'wtty8BonjPu'ouslywe dressed and correct; in short, the perfect typo of a good young man, who is sure to make his way in the Government department in which he had beon placed by his family. Tho man whom I had now "before me was a tall, muscular fellow, with broad shoulders, a florid complexion and loud voice, who did pot seem to care two Btraws for publio opin ion, and who certainly had nothing in com mon with tho ordinary storootyped French employee. "Well, what has become of yon during these long years ?" I inquired. " Are you still in Government service ?" No, old fellow," he repliod. " I am now simply a farmer. I havo a rathor handsome L Property at a short distance from here, at Chauteraine, where I reap vory good corn ond produce a fairly good wine, whioh you must come and taste very soon." " Indeed T'-said I. You who are the son, grandson and great grandson of Govern ment officials I You who were olwoys cited as tho model clerk of your department and to Whom a great futuro was predicted in that llnel Why you have become a regular apos tate." . ' Yes, I have, and very delighted I am to have done so." How did it happen?" , ,, My dear. boy," answered he laughing, a great effocts have somdtlrnos small cuubcs. . I "slgnod on. account of two peaches." I liTwopeaohes?" o mott and no Ism. If you will walk saBsaMsMg.'ffSiEnfflflWA THE HODEEN PHUTE. Do Salle tho Winter Sena la Search of Other Feoplee Oysters. Mj, tS CONSCIENTIOUS Yt ftd P$J:.niaa TrhowU' hHltate iS A. SntaPu Dnyn8 good ar I uVSirPi ttli0ct 6' oheap prices jHWjHJgfelfflJ" from a push-cart mer. '-KfiVflPfi-" 'mn' becauso ho fears CKBlftta? that thoy may havo 0&f5&C(ke oysters in any stylo vsb vNhout so much as a " 5 - casual twinge of bus piclon. As a matter of fact, stolen oysters oro by no means rare in Now York, Even in the pcacoful, law-abiding waters of tho Sound, tho lower bay, and the Great South Bay, tho cheerful and audacious pirate stirs up mingled feelings of griof and rage in tho rugged breast of tho thrifty ovster fisher man. Thero is a great deal of natural depravity in tho oyster pirate. This freebooter of the wintry seas could make just as much money in the strictly honest business of off-shore 11 suing if ho wished to, but, such is his aban doned nature, ho profers to dredge in tho dead of night whero other men have care, fully planted in broad day. With a little caro tho ovBter pirate could have profitable oyster beds of his own, and he in common with his neighbors, could sit up all night with a trusty shot gun to keep watch ovor his dredging grounds. As this plan would causo him to lose a ?rcat deal of necossary sleep tho pirate pro ors to lot other men do his planting and watching. When ho gets a fair-sized load of oysters from his cruising ground ho starts off to market. Tho wholesale dealer does not stop to ask what particular bod the oysters camo from. Ho would not find out it ho did, for tho most that ho could learn from inquiries among other oyBtormcn would bo that tho suspected man owned an oyster bed at tho head of- tho bay and one at tho mouth. This would usually be tho truth, for tho pirate has to havo somo excuso for sailing back and forth among his neighbors' sub. marine properties. If tho pirate is unex pectedly found in tho middle of tho oyster grounds he has only to say that he is on hia way to either of his own dredging grounds. Howover much the honost man may suspect his neighbor he can rarely catch him, as ho cannot provo his own property when he seeB it. Oyster buyers would not buy from a man whom thoy knew to bo a pirate, even though his oysters were remarkably fat and fresh. They will stand by tho honost seller through thick and thin. Even without tho depredations of piratoB, the oystermon's business is not so profiUtblo as a telephone monopoly. Tho householder pays from $1 to S1.60 per 100 for good oysters in most of the New York markets. Br tho time that tho commissions of the retail dealer and the middlemen are taken out, the oystor man gets about half those figures. In stormy ' winter weather, when everything except oross seas and oyster pirates freezes up, these I trices aro far from adequate return for tho abor and danger of oystor dredging. Tho oysterman's worst season is just now beginning. PALETTE AND BRUSH. William M. Chase contributes four pictures to tho American Art Gallery exhibition, which is now going on. Ono or two aro Brooklyn scenes. Leonard Ochtman and Arthur Hoeber both havo a vory poetio quality in their work. Their subjects are delicately handled and show much grace of composition. Behn has a good marine on exhibition. All his work is manly and strong, and his waves move. He has a handsomer canvas in his studio than any ho has yet exhibited. Frank D. Millet has two canvases in tho same gallery. Of course, thoy are window, pono young women subjects with a thin, legged piece of furniture hard by. This is tho Millet note. Julian Stroy's tremendous picture Of tho young woman who is about to drink a glass of aristocrat blood which a lam-cuiotles is tendering her, has many meritorious points. The girl's poso is a bit stagey. J. Carroll Beckwith has had tho copy which he made this summer of Franz Hall's rosy.chookcd Dutchmen framed in exact imitation or the original in the Town Hall of Haarlem, Holland. Ho will loon tho painting to the Holland society. Alexander Harrison will add little to his fame by the two pictures he has sent to the American Artists' Fall show. The " Indian Corn " is hard in tone and the " Open Seas" is a decided falling off from tho fine " Ore puBcule " which he sent over a few years ago. Thomas S. Clarke, an artist in Florence, not tho laudable patron of American Art in that city, has a vory clever work " A FooI'b Fool." A scarlet jester carelessly stretched on a wooden settle, is worrying a gorgeous macaw, with his bauble. The background of dim Gobelin tapestry, and the large flags of the pavement are well rendered. It is a striking composition. The Heat Yet. 83 Rxhwici Stbxet, Citt. OrnTLium: ... . ' 1'luH Mud m on bottle of roar Itmn'l Couan Stbop. I find it tbe best mealoloo for ooas at ana ooldi Uut I bare tm uod. Iletpsctfollr, MM. M. HOLT. V with me as for as Chauteraine, when we leave here, I will tell you the whole story." As soon as we had finished our coffee and liqueur we left the banqueting hall, and as we walked along by the river, smoking our cigars, my friend Vital told his story in tho following words : ' " You know that I wos brought up among bureaucrats. My fathers saw nothing beyond tho delights of a life in a Government office. So as soon as I had successfully passed my examinations I was placod as an attache in tho department to which my father belonged. " I had at that time no decided tastes or llkingB, and I accepted this position with great docility and obedienco to my father's wishes. I was a quiet, hard-working young, ster, and having neen imbued from infancy with great respect for Government service, I Boon won the esteom and approval of all my chiefs. " When I reached the age of twenty-flve years, the chief of my department, who liked mo much, wished mo to become his private secretary, and every ono began to say that I would surely soon attain high rank in tho service. " It was at about that time that I married a very pretty girl, of good family and stand, ing, but who unfortunately had no money. This was a great mistake in the oyes of all my fellow-employees and chiefs. You knov&how narrow-minded and far from disinterested tho French middle classes are. With them marriage is generally looked upon as a matter of business, and the proverb which Bays that if the husband has money enough for breakfast, the wifo must possess in her own right enough for dinner, is a fa vorite axiom in the provinces. " Well, my wife and I between us both had scarcely enough wealth for supper, let alone breakfast and dinner, and therefore every body began to clamor loudly against tho im providence and lack of common sense that wo had displayed in uniting hunger to thirst. " However, as my wife was remarkably protty, well brought up and sweet-tomperod, wo were soon forgiven by our friends and acquaintances and local society ended by re. ceiving us with open arms. " The chief of my department was a very wealthy man, and as ho liked to have always a full house, and to set tbe fashion he very frequently gave big receptions, dinners and balls, to which he invited all the notables and high functionaries of the town. He was very much offended if any of his subordl. nates over refused his invitations, and thoy were, so to speak, commanded to attend his entertainments and to amuse themselves at his hospitable board. " Wo had been inarried'a year and my dear little wifo was about to become a mother, when my chief sent out invitations for a large ball. I should havo greatly pref mod to bo CHARITY HELPED BY MIRTH. ' A GREAT HOG G0E86INQ MATCH AT TUB KAS0NI0FAIB. Columbia Students Make a Combine to Carry Off the Animal, bat et lft No Dlmlnn. tlen In the Thrones of YUltere The Cow. mltlee Well rleaeed with the Remits Chana-en In the Votlnc - EATITY and fashion x -TVff J ' klfb. carnival at MtYNkpPo the Masonio Tcmplo gjggjjggfjQk last night. Not that S f(MS?i VovJ t'10 bravo and tho fair 7 f-il m waited till evening to Ul (A II! 11 lut'n tJX appearanoo, 3AUv VP" I no dy"mo kad "Cl lffiiiWjLj 'ts 'u share of both. iStIt&IVIm n 'n no 8Tenm,f n Vl'M4 (VHwffi&ll res'8tleBS stream of fi .tT i tjgjff H kumnn"y moved in - C7 nWJtCiwiX- no d'ro0on ' Twen. "" itI li 1 Hife ty-tbird street and 7 1L H IS10 Sixth nvenuo. It was f y S socond wook of tho Masonio Fair, aud whon the committco counted up at midnight tho prospects of tho widows and orphans looked rosior than ovor. Every floor of the groat building Bwormed with visitors, and occasionally tho crush was so great that a deadlock occurred. Then it was fun for tho other man to seo tho dangerously protty maidens Bally forth from their gaily docked bowers against tht luckless wights, who could not move a step, and boguilo them into rash investments of silver coin. These fascinating young ladies havo not served a week's apprenticeship in vain. Thoy havo left the days of coy baahfulness far be hind, and what they don't know in tho way of working on a young man's feelings is not worth tolling. Tho greatest fun of the evening was in tho Shrino Iloom, where hundreds loitored and laughed and took part in tho great hog can. test. A big, fat pig, dead as a doornail, lay strotched out on a table and invited all comers to guess his woight at 20 cents a trip. The ono whoso guess most nearly approached the truth took either tho pig or 15 in Unitod States curronoy. A crowd of Columbia students, some twenty-fivo in numbor, fixed up a neat schemo to haul in the prize. Each bought a sharo and each made a different guess. They be gan at 110 pounds and roso two pounds at a Umo till the last guessed 194 pounds. They thought they had a suro thing, but a quiot man, whoso guess 200 pounds, carried off the animal, for the woight was 198. The patrons of the fair have a craze for vot ing, and all the polling-places are rolling up money for the orphans. Tho fight for the goat, which is to go the most popular Mason, has becomo vory exciting. A revolution in the figures took placo yesterday, and now C. O. Shayno leads Inspector Williams by 200 votes. Tho vote for tho most popular clergyman is very close between tho ltev. Dr. K. S. McArthur and the Rov. Dr. J. It. Paxton. Mr. Tolmogo is fourth in tho race. For tho superb gold comwandory sword the contest is betwoen the friends of District Command ers O. A. Bonedict and Joseph Britton. A novel prize, put up by Hopo Lodge, was offered to the boss liar of the fair. It has become an accepted article of every one's creed that no gentleman must leave tho Fair without paying tribute to Kobecca at the Woll, and that overy lady must visit the tent of the truly oriental fortune teller. More than six hundred peoplo attended the evoning concert in the Commandery Boom, and it was unanimously voted a first class entertainment. The committee in charge of tho fair promises delicious now attractions for this ai tern oo a and evening. i Close Reasoning". A little chap uptown who called himself Doctor Sol, says wiser things that one would expect from a three-year-old. " When will baby talc 7" he said to his mother the other day. "When she gets her teeth," said bis mother. "All her teeth!" "AIL" "Well, I don't believe It, "said the little fellow after reflection. "Grandfather has only one tooth and he talks you to death." Ilonekty at a Dlicoant. From tk ZpocA,l Yonng Man (getting oil meet car) Here Is my fare, conductor; you forgot to ask me for It, rasienger Who Is that young man who Just got off, conductor T Conductor I never saw him before: some crank, I guess. It takes all sorts of people, sir, to nuke op tae world. Not Well Posted. JYon IA rhUadtlpMa IYm. Mrs. Fan gl o Can yon till ma who Is Minister to England now, Mrs. CnnuoT Mrs. Cumao Ko. I'm not very well poited on religions affairs. CUTE BATINQ3 OP LITTLE 0NE3. Mere Gome front the mother' Corner In the lloston "Olobr." B1TWIIK IDS ACTS. narrr's father took him to the theatre one STin Ing. Krerithinu being nw and strings, the young man dttnandSJ constant explanation of his surroundings. ' Wnat'sthat, papat" he asked, when the our taln (ell after the first set. "That la tho ' dropourtaln,' my son," ana wr red the father, uravelT, and altnoit Immediately arose to so out. Insisntly llarty desired so emphatically to be allowed to to also that thre wa not'ilng for Itiiut to take him. V l to bo presumed that ho drtwhlaown conclusions from what he saw, as wncn tho curtalu fell again he asked, In a stage whisper: " IMpa, do they call that the ' drop curtain ' be causo It Is time to go out and tako a urop t" A LOOSK TONOCK THUD lltM. AgTOtip of girls were sitting around a fire ono day, chatterlnic as only girls ran chatter. A small brother of one of them nad been for somo time stitndlng about, trying, at thcaailng la, to "get in a word edgewlao," when Onall? h burst forth, addrrslng the one of tho party who seemed to be engrossing attention: " Miss Mabel, who holds the key to your Jawt" rATIlER AND BON. Bunding with his sister Hose looking at the sky nd talking of the stars, he broke out with: "Oh, Itoie, do you know Hod's other name I" "Why, no: what la It:" 'It's God Grant." "My dear, how did you know?" asked his sister. ' I heard the minister In his prayer say ' God grant. ' " Hose, after a moment's serlons thought: " Woll, what's Jesus' nam" V With a look of tuflnlto disgust he replied: "Why, Jesus Grant, otoourso; lie's God's boy." WHAT CUAHLBT 0DJK0TS TO. I.tttle Charley puzzlod his mamma one day with the Inquiry: ' Mamma, do all good people go to heaven wuen they dloT" "Yes, my son." " And will grandpa go to heaven, toot" " I hope so, my boy." " Then I don't want to go to heaven." " Why not?" asked tho astonished mother. " Ilccaute grandpa will say, when ho sees ns boys there: 'Whewl whewl whowl What's all these boys doing up here ?' " 1IKAK T1U8 ritOK BOSTON. A little daughter of mine, a thoughtful but smart Utile miss of Ore summers, one day after listening to her papa reading the llible, said: "1'apa, is God Irish?" "No, ontld; why do you ask snch a qurstton?" The little one said: "Ob, I thought he was, for he says ye." WANTED TO BKAMZK ON VALORS Johnnie, a bright boy of six years, while being fixed op fur school, observing nit little overcoat much tne worse for wear, and naviugmnromended places than be id nlred, turned quickly to his motner and asked her: "Ma. Is pa rich?" "Yes; very tl"'h, Johnnie, lie la worth two millions and a half," "What In, nu?" "Oh, he values you at one million, me at one million and baby at half a million." Johuntc, after thinking a moment, said: "Ma, tell papa to sell the baby nud buy ns some olothea." , ATOUOU ONE FOR JONEB. Last Thursday Jones had a number of guests at dinner, lucludlng the minister. The happy father hau placed ' tnelr little darling " Immediately uponnls right, where she seeini-d to be enjoying herself as well as the other guests. Jones was de lighting the company with a recital of some of his adventures In his younger days. It waa now the slx-year-old'a turn. ' Did oo do dat, pa ?" she asked. " Yes, my little g.rl," replied tbe proud pater. ' ' An1 was ma there i" "No, dear, that was before It had been my good fortune to meet your ma. " The Utile one looked Incredulously first stone parent and then at the other, and finally asked: " 1'a, whero was I then V' FORGOT TO TAXE THE U00K IN. Flve-ycar-old Harry had never seen the moon In In the day-time till the other day, wuen he came to his mother laughing heartily. "Why, what is the matter, Harry?" "Why, mamma, what a joke; thoy've forgot ten to take thr moon lnl" TOMMY'S EXPERIENCE IN SCHOOL. Uttlo Tommy had spent his first day at school, ' What did you learn ? " asked his auntie. "Didn't learn anything I " said Tommy. " Well, what did you do? " "Didn't do anything. A woman wanted to know how to spell ' cat' and I told her." UAUalA WAS BOSS. Minister to little Flossie And do yon always do as your mamma tells you, my dear? Flossie (emphatically)! do, sir, and so does PPI . . . m TheWeddlnai Gift tluslneas Overdone. (Social JfvUi I llarlford nwi, A Philadelphia bilde was reported a while ago as saying that sho had received over two hundred wedding presents "and not a single piece of silver nor a single lamp la the lot." Her case was lamintablo. But this wedding gift basi nets hss been greatly overdone, and many are asking If there can bo no relief from 1U A weddtug has come to be simply a do nation visit suih as the Methodist peoplo maketoapattor to piece out his salary. The true spirit of gilt-making Is lost Bight of. This must necessarily be the case where several hundred guests make presents merely because 1: Is the fash Ion, snd because they would be thought niggardly If they failed to follow It. We all follow It, butthe real motive, If It could bo analyzed, would be found to be a seln.h and cowardly one. This is about the case, when reduced to snalysls: "I can't afford to make this pment; it will pinch me financially to do so. Uut neither csn I afford not to do it, I should be cons'dered mean, Instead of having the supreme satisfaction of being thought to be as liberal -a .Mr. or Mrs. lllanr.. This gift-making Is a terrible Infliction, but one cant be a society person and Ignore It." There is no heart in such a gift, and no sense. Where one has a c rele ot several hnnnrod friends, the question of expense for the carrying out of tiila worse than weak cu'tom, becotm s serious for even one whose Income Is limited. A reform could bo Inaugurated If every ODe about to be married woalu tend out with tbe invitations this "PMCABX Pier OT TOUR PEACnSS." allowed to stay quietly at home, with the little woman, but my chief would not hear of such a thing, and I was forced to bow to his wishes and to promise to appear for at least a few hours at tho ball. " While my wife was arranging my white tie, and helping me to dress on that memo. , rable evening, she kept on talking with great enthusiasm of the fete at whioh she was not I to have the pleasure of being present, poor littlo soul. '"It will bo very fine,' said sho, with trem ulous lips. ' Flooso look at everything, so as to be able to tell mo all about it whon you come home. I want to know the names of tho ladies who are present, how they woro dressed, and above all you must bring mo th4 menu of tho supper. '"I havo heard that it is to bo a vory grand affair. Everything has been ordered lrom Paris, lots of (lowers, game, bonbons, aud even peaches at iivo francs apiece 1 Oh, thoso peaches! Ever since I heard of them I am crazy on tho subject. Please, darling, try to bring mo ono of these peaches I It will mako mo so happy '.' " I did all I could to dissuado her from so i extraordinary o request, I told her how dif ficult it is for a man in evening dress to pocket a thing of this kind. I went so far as to tell her that if I was caught in tho act of taking a peach, it would be as much as my place was worth. However, sho would listen to nothing that I could Bay. " ' On tho contrary, nothing is easier, dar. ling,' she implored. ' Nobody will notice it. word: "No presents rewired." This could bo followed op sndemthasUed by returning them, In the event ot any one bclnir o weak as to tend any after being requested not to. Ibe Philadelphia bride referrrd to complained that she had been given more cut-slats and brlc-a-brao than she had to m for, whl e forks, in o a, snd the lice tbey really needd, "ami thes-,vshr says, "wohad to i o nut and bny for ourselves!" Tiat ollnches the argument for giving more forks and spoons at a wedding. Uut sn'tlt time for a re. form in these matters when brides oomnlaln that they havo to go nut and bny their own fork Instea t of h.vlng them donated by t io iubll? If a wed ding i arty la to be a douitlon narty, let It be ao timlrrsiood. Hut before all the drllcatc and finer feelings aro annihilated, It would be better to ln aogurtto a change In thiac things. LAUKS OF SOCl.TY GIRLS. HIppluaT Mild Whiskey Corktnlle nml Attend. Ins; Tlirmre Mnlluera. IfYon 7(irl Jlll' ,,u fork I.illrr.) Two dissipations of a forbidden kind are newly Indulged In by nice girls w ho are a trine venture some. Ono Is the whiskey cocktail aud the other la tho variety theatre matinee. The first is not ao wicked aa It seems but tho other Is rather worao. In the fancy-goods stores, candy shops and apothe caries' places are bars for women. These aro called soda stands, but the boveragea nave grown Into a wldo range of mixed drinks, not a few ot uhlcbare all alcoholic, but lu .very mild way. Just now It Is tno favorite detlttry of Filth uvrnue maidens to slyly call for wulaKey cocktails. What they get Is the alutrat suit of a semb mice ot the rral miiHculluo tnlug about a teaapoonful of )U key, mice as much nl wlnt rgrcen cordial and a dilution of sugar and wutir. 'this they twullow with asensooi covert wickedness that Imparts a delightful flavor to the allium harmless concoction only equalled by tho cffemluato uude's lemonade with flendlsh glngrr -le In It. As to tbe variety show escapades, thoy aro con fined to ono theatre near llruadway. and at matinees, when no smoking Is allowed and whero theolty ordinance agulnst the sale of Intoxicants In ludltorlunia Is enforced. Ho tneru is nothing pernicious ill tho etiabltshnirut Itself. Uut the en tertainment Is ofteu coarso and rough, and the actresses are not altogether lunlte I by tho rulea of drawing-room propriety. For Instance, a parly of Murray Hill girl", outntte.i with a ihsperon, went to the ahow Wednesday. A young wiimau came to the footlights aklrtlrssly attired us If fur a grin. nattc frat of some sort, fur she was absolutely un trammelled by draperies. The gentle sproiatora aaw that some trapeze trapnlniis were hung at tho side of tho state, and tliey looked w 1th equanimity to see her risk her neck In an athletio way. Not m. She was a vocalist. Very sentimental, too. She sung a pathetlo ballad with the refrain, "Last night I was thinking ot mother and heaven. " The gins were shocked dreadfully. Uut their visit had een rendered piquant, and that was a comfort. New York Worklnajwomrn Don't Wnnt As sistance Tainted With Fatronase. JYom l I'hUaitlphU Yi.l There It no more Interesting movement now go ing on In New York than that which looks to the organization of the tenement-bouse working women. It Is interesting beosuse It Is made from the inside, not the outside. New York is plagued' with a big contingent of professional philanthro pists. There are acores upon acorcs of women newly rich many of them with little or nothing to do, living on the edgta of society and eager to cross the boundary line. Tho readiest way that occurs to them is to get their names written down on "bosrds " of one kind snd another nnl take np benevolence as a dlver4on which keeps them In good company and gets their namea Into the news paprrs. Tbeso women taint everything they touch with patronage. Tbey spend their money lavishly, and mott of tnem are thoroughly good-natured at heart, and, In tplte of their selfish motives and dilettante methods, really mean to do good and tnluk tncy are. The great mau of worklngwomen flgnt shy of these amateur Lady llonntlfola. Tney don't want to te invited Into atiunday-achonl class with a oooklng-tchool annex. Tney don't want to hare their meals supervised, their way of living criticised and their Independence of thought con trolled. Tbey dont caro a flg about sweetniss and llgnt; they want some butter on tbe bread they have honestly earned and a pleco of meat to go with It, all to be eaten without Japanese paper napkins or deluging anybody with thank youa. There are not far from 25,ooo women already or ganized In trades unions and local assemblies of the Knights of Labor la the country. Bare Arms Going; Out of Fashion. irrom IA FJUIaiMpMu Prtn. Those who dislike to seo bare arms as the uni versal style for evening dress will be pleased to hear that sleeves are, so to speak, growing getting larger and longer, says a Paris letter. In a lovely design for a Marie TherAie dresi there is a pulled sleeve ot silk reaching nearly to the elbow and coming some little distance below the deep berthe of lace, which Is fulled right round the low bodlc-. Borne of the sleeves are mere veilings of tpangled net or tulle, caoght here snd there and draped on the arm; but, tnough they are as light as this, still they are sleeves, and adds grace to the prettiest arms In the world. Draperies on the arms are evidently a coming fa.hion, not only on evening dresses and on tea gowns, but even on mautles. a m Not Necessary. From tht Eyotl. nusband (at a late breakfast)-My dear, did you go through my pockets before I got np, this morn lng? Wife No, I thought from the condition you were In when you came home last night that It would hardly warrant the trouble. Making liny While the Son Shines. From ItarpT'l Uaiar, " You seem to be enjoying yourself, Bobby," re marked one of the guests at a dinner party. "Yes," assented Uobby, with his month full, " I am matin' the mott of It, 'came after pa an' ma give a big dinner like this, it's always cold plckln' for tbe next thirty days." To one and all w say uaa A tuusoM's BOTANIO Cooan Ualsau. Ueat dnviliti. V You can tako one of tho peaches when you uro leaving tho table, as if it were for yon, and then put it in your pocket. Don't shrug your shoulders. I have Buchnn iutunso long, ing for one. Givo mo your word of honor that you will do this for your poor littlo wife, who has to remain quite olono at home, whilst you aro amusing yourself 1' " How could I refuse my little wifo any thing when sho asked in that way. And when I Haw hor great bluo oyos glistening witli childish tears, and felt her littlo, white hands clasping my arm imploringly, I kissed her tenderly, aud promised hor to do my host. Her lost words kept ringing in m v ears during the whole evening, ' Hcmeraber that you promised to bring me a peach.' "It was indeed a tieautiful ball. Thero were flowers ovorywhero. lovely uud ele gantly dressed women, glittering uniforms, sparkling, diamonds, costly refreshments, good music and much fun and laughter. "Nothing had been spared to give bril linncy to this fete, nud as I thought of my poor littlo wife nil alone at home my heart crew heavy and I determined to try aud bring her noma tho fruit which she louged for. " At midnight supper was announced, and nil tho dancers tiled into tho dining-room. I timidly elided in, and hardly hnd Ipnbbed the door whon I caught sight of the famous hot-houso peaches sent from Paris. Thoy really were splendid, tastefully arranged in the form of a pyramid, ornamented with flowers and green leaves, iu a largo silver basket. " Thoy wero large and lucious, with their velvety skin streaked with dark red. A look was enough to convince you how swept aud juicy they must bo. I could not take my eyes off them, and I could not help thinking of the cry of delight which would greet mo at homo if I could only bring my wife one of these exquisite peaches. " The moro I thought of this the more my desire took tho form of a fixed determination, and I was now perfectly resolved to ' bono ' ono or two of them. " Hut how was this to bo dono ? Tho ser vants were keeping good guard round about this expensive and beautiful basket of rnro hothouse- fruit nhich my chief was now dis tributing himself to tho most important of his guests. " Every now nud then ho made a sign to his butler, who, cutting ono of tho peaches in two halves with a gold kuifo, presented it to tho designated floored guest on a Sevres fruit pinto. I followed each separate plate with my eyos, trembling lost there should not remain a single peach for me to tako. However, when wo at length left tho table, half a dozen large peaches remained ou tho green lraves at the bottom of tho basket. " Now was my time. I followed tho crowd v i LOADED OrEIU-OUSSEB. A New Dodge for Jrttlng a Drink Without Oolna Ont Between tho Acts. IJVm A DttroU JYftims. Two men and a woman visited Gorman's Min strels at the DeTolt last week, entering the theatro when the progratnmo was about half over. The trio wero very na-hlly iiresacd. The elder man wore a sealskin coat and tbe other a magnificent Inverness. They ttood up and rrmovod them with ostentation. Finally they became settled down and stared through big opera-glasses at tho per formance. Tho persistency with which they leveled their g'uscs ut the stage excited comment, 'i ho glasses wetc almost as large as those imed for field pur poses. The woman, with an Intlpl 1 smile, sat Idly sucking the handle of her lorgnette. The elder matt bet-sine uuc y. He began talking Inn mono tone and applaodid tiproanntii'ly every altiiullnn on tho itage. finally il0 Joined In with K. M, Hall on a tiauju nolo. Tnu younger man trld to suppress hla companion's exuberance, with partial success. Then the woman comiti' need to wulstlo. Tie tarty were undeniably intoxi cated. Manager Wright finally sibnccd Ihelr lillarlousuesH by threatening to remove them. "I was afraid of thus people the minute they entered," he sld. "WhTso?" " Will, you csn tell by their opcra-glssscs that they meant trouble. Those ure the latest fad. .No moro going out between acta. ou see, there aro three cylinders. The centre one and the outer part of the two others are false. Four whiskey (lasses of liquor can be placed In tills glass. A little tin tube extends Into thu centre cylinder. When drawn purily uut It op ns the valvo at Its In tier end. As ninnv person hold an orera-glaaa with both hands, tho doceptlon It perfect, and the contents of the cylinder en be drank to tne last drop. An Inventlto genius In Washing on got up the UUa only tlili fall, and he Is making a good thing out of It, although lorgnette handles that w 111 hold liquor or piriume ate by no means a new thing. Nn Nhnm lor lllm. From tht i'Aff.itfWiAia 2Vm. llarbcr (to rural eustomer) Have a shampoo, sir? Jtural Customer Not much. What d'ycr take motor? I maybe from bquedunk, but I don't tike no shampoo. 1 take the real thing every time. THE SEASON'S DANGERS. The Terrible ItUk Which People Kan Dnr tna Cold Wcalhrr Homo Flsnree of a Htnrtllna Nature. Tli official returns of thvcltr of New York howttut nti&rlr three-fourth! of all dethi an from consumption. When wo U-p to caliulj think oyer tola fact It U reallr awful. And yet every caw. without eioepllon, started from amall beginning-!. A oouh In the mora.nr.ticklinx In the throat; a thick, phlemr ill-charge; chlUlneM at night j difficult breathing t a tigbtnea acrosa theohasti theae and many more sympUitna IndtcaU the preaenoeof that terrible dlaeaae whlah.unlraa checked, mean certain death with long and painful suffering. In view of such serious and erer present facta, tbe sug gestions and advice of the most eminent physicians are of the greatest v&lne. Dr. John Gardnt-r, one of the most eminent physicians In London, says; "Hclence, onnrtbon sense. Holy Scrip tures and all experience testify to tbe benefit darWed from the nae of pure whiskey." Dr. D. II. Barker asysi "I hare used and examined Duffy's Pore Malt Whiskey, and find It thebestlarer triad." Dr. 8. M. Buckwalter saya. ' Doflj's Pure Malt Whis key is, without donbt, tbe tnvalld'e drink when stimulants are lndloated, and I And all chromo cases require stimu lants, and a largo per cent, of the acut onea also.'1 These truths from the lips of the leading scientific- men of the dsy, and confirmed by the experience of men and women well known in the community, should serre aa a guide for all who feel tbe approach of consumption, no matter by what path It may come. We do not hesitate to assert that any man or woman who will use Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey aooordlng to directions can defy con sumption and prolong life with all its blessings. AMUSEMENTS. OQD BT. TABKUNAOfsK, 0 OPEN KltOM 10 A. M. TO 10 P. M. EXHIBITION OF MUNKACSY'B UUKAT UKLIGIOUS PAINTINQ, CHRIST ON CALVARY AND DESCRIPTIVE LEOTUEES riollnrrd it 3 1'. It. snd 8 I'. M. BY TUB KKV. UKO. I. HUNT, I. D.. 11EV. H. T. URAIIAU AND I'UOF. lilt. UAllALT. ArimlsNinn 60o, Privilege TlcUet. & Btudsnts' Cards recognized. EDKN MUBKR, SID ST.. I1KT. 6TII A 0TI! AVES CONbTANTLY NKW ATTUAOTIONU. OUKAT BUC0E3S OF ERDELYI NACZI And ills Innritn Orchestra. Concerts frum 3 In S and H to 11. TO-DAY: Ol'KNINO OF TUB NECOMK ISXHIIIITIUN OF AMERICAN AND FOrtKIQN PAINTINGS. Admlulnn. 60y. j children 25c, AJEEU-TUc MyrtUytny Cusss Antomttoa. MAIMMIN MHMIIII T1III2ATKG. MR. A. PALMKU Sol. Manager. Erenlngt st 8.30. Hitttrdsy mttins at 3. TO-NIGHT, Vs I fl IHtRV9 TftBtv ELAINE. UNION BQUARE THEATRE. J. M. lULL. Uansgw ELEVENTH WEEK. the Comed'ani. nOBMON AND (lllANK nndsr the management at J, M, Hill andJoseph Brooks, in Uie great American Oomudr, THE HENRIETTA, by Itroneon Howard. ETenlnisstB.15. Saturday Matinee at 3. Osrrlsges, 10.40. Beats secured two weeks In adranoe. out of the dining-room, but, having purposely loft my hat behind mo, I camo quickly back to fotch it, and as I, so to say, belonged to tho house the servants took no notice of mo, tho less so us they wero just removing the re mainder of tho supper to tho pantry. " Tor a few moments I was left alone near tho table. Thero was not a minute to lose. Glancing slyly round me, lis If I was about to commit a crime, I rapidly seized two peaches, which I conce.iled in my hat, coverinc them with my haudkerchiuf, and apparently very culm aud dignified, although my heart was beating loudly. I loft tho dining-room, pressing my hat tightly to my breast with my right hand, which I negligently thrust in the opening of my waistcoat, this position giving mo tho uoblo appearauco of Napoleon on the battle-field of Witerloo ! " My intention was to cross the ballroom without attracting attention ; to leave the house quietly and to carry my booty tri umphantly home. This, howover, was not so easy to execute us I had imagined. When I entered the ballroom tho 'German ' had just bosun. All 'round tho walls wore ranged tho matrons uud gentlemen who wero not taking part in tho great feature of tho evening. Iu front of them woro rows of choirs for tho younger ladies who were to remain seated during tho intervals of dniiciug, and in tho middlo a large space had been left empty for tho waltzing. I had to cross this empty space to reach the door of tho vestibule opening on tho garden. I went through tho crowd with tho suppleness of a serpent, trembling lest somebody should push mo, and thereby make mo drop my hat and its contents. " My curs folt warm, and I was so aOiamed of myself that tho big drops of perspiration were trickliug down mv face. " As I reached tho edgo of the circle where the dancing was going ou u new figuru of the cotillon had just been begun. Kuch young lady, holding a hat in hor hand, had to take her place in tho middle of n ring formed by tho gentlemen holding (ach other's hand, and thuy each of them had to put the hat ou tho head of the uiuu they cho-o for their partner. Hardly had I taken two steps forward, when my chief's daughter, who was leading tho cotillon with tho Governor of tho ProMtico, rushed towards me crying: ' Wo waut ono more hat, Mr. Herbelot i give me your hat,' and, without giving mo time to remonstrate, sho snatched my unfortunate hat with such violence that tho two peaches i rolled ou the floor, followed by pocket handkerchief and by three or four vine leaves. " You can realizo tho effect that this sin' prompto intermezzo produced. The young ladies all began to laugh. My chief frowned and I became a universal object of ridicule. In dismay I felt my lega tremble under me, w ' -tfr ! " ') - nUSINBSS NOTICES. , Vi'SH u IIUHHIAN 01'KnA.aLAB8K8-PIt,(iS, t; JB iSsB ltoWAilD"oT:0hI1l'o,,,oUu's,,,,, Hfgel " I'-gB' AMUSEMENTS. 3Bg ACADEMY B OF MUSIC. J'M OILMORE A TOMrKlN... ..Proprietors A Uscscsrg 'SJsssssl 3c., Wo 75c., 1. JH 3,000 PEOPLE PRESENT LAST EVENING', 3gfl Till: UUKAT NI'ncTACl.E, Till! i!MgS ARABIAN 1 NIGHTS, i EVFRY NIOHT, WED. k SAT. MATINEES.. AJaH The l'nifetulon are inrited to attend tbe Matljise UvKM on Wednesday. Isbbbbbbb! METROPOLITAN OPERA-HOUSE. ISassH HOFMANN CONCERTS. ''IM Under the pergonal direction cf Mr.HENRY K.AuDBT. ''I'Jrslsssll JOSEF HOFM ANN, ! sceonuianTed hr Jl me. II ELENE II AHTREITKK, Prints flgfl Donna UcntralM; Hlf. De Anns, Baritone j Miss NetU. :Al.ssssssll Carpenter, Viollnlaln, and ..fislilB ADOLi'ii nkui:nlki!1"I's urand oroiieotha. (vigfl Meats now on sale. Weber Urand Piano need. tlwsssssssl CTAH THEATRE! "" '-JgH 0 Lesaeeasnd Manarers.,.. Abbey, Sohoeffelend Oral TSgsssssB .. . I-AHT FIVH NIOUTO OF i 'Jggfl MR. HENRY IRVINU, VJKlS . MISS ELLEN TERRY, ' OssssH AND THE LYCEUM COMPANY. JiSKI TO-NIUHT AT B O'CLOCK, VTflssssssi and To-morrow (Wednesday) Thursday, Friday and B ' iilessssssssi urday Matinee, BlBH THE MHIIilliAN'rTW YRNIOE, tssssB V Monday, Deo. U, MIm Jolla MajloTT. gfl CASINO. BROADWAY AND S9TH ST. SCfl KVENINflSATB MATINEE SATURDAY iSX ' . ''Sgfl MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION OV sggSCl THE HI'AllKUNI) COMIO OPERA 'JHfl . .. MADELON, JgBssss! AS PERFORMED OVER 30 NIOIITS IN PARIS. AsssssH (1RKATCAHT. CIIORUHOF60. AUXILIARIMoo! -3tCS OmiHrWTIWa.FULLMILlTAilYllAD4BAMJn gjssfl ADMISSION, 6U0. HEATS SECURED IN ADVANCE. 'OSIiH EVERY SUNDAY EVBNlNU Urand PognllT KSuSl , 'jgH HARRIDAN'S PARK TI1EATRE. ' ''sssssssssl M WKI1IA?VIAUIU0AN ProprWc .fcfgM M. W. 11ANI.KY ,,. , M."H? . "ls8BBBBBBBT PHENOMENAL SUCCESS OF ' '; nut. iiw.in iiAituintN r&ggi lahla wrtiatlo and natural character acting of JBBBBBBBBB DAVE MKAHam and his Poyular Uronsstrs. (.'ZSgsB Wednesday Matinee-Saturday. rgflgal H. R. JACOBS'S 3D AVE. THEATRE. :MM CORNKR3ISTST. AND 3D. AVE. ' TgS RESERVED SEATS, I MATINEE TO-MORROW. gfl I Enthnalaatlo Reception. vIbibbbbbI dSOCs ) PETE I1AKKI11N 1Bg oiX I ouris aniYlena, fgl OwC I Secure rnnr Seats In AdTanee. IbbbbbbbT HnX 1IIKWARE of SPEUULATORa -KsbbbbbI OUCa I Poo. la-UNUBR THE LASH. H DOCKSTADEfTS SEiS 39th St. snd Ilmadwey. Nlshtly. 8.30. Bat. Mat,, 3.99. Ugfl Seata in adrsnee without eztrm chsrg.. trJilBlBBI Absolutely new First Part, Songa, Ao. ."IsBBBBBBBi Electrical Railroad ' final.. bbbbbbI Doekitader'e new apocialty l Rankin, Sheppard M Jbbbbbbbbb Woods, in Musical Siftlna-a. Orerwhalmlng euooasa of '' t-HBBBBBl 1II.AOK. FA UUT. ':gS TtTIBLO'S GARDEN. ... 'rBBBBBBal J. B. O. Qllmore ., ......Leasee and Manage t4sBBBBM Reserved Bests Orchestra Circle and Ualoony, 60s. ' 'SBIBBBBBS - . The Sensation ot the day, I UHsBBBBBBH "SHE." m Mtlnwi Wedneiday and SttortUy. 'gggtt 5TH AVKNUK TllEATIttt. RfgH nipCAl'lM, Ol'hllA C'O-.IPANV, ggH (John A. McGeVull, tnlo Proprietor ana Mnalgr(V ig....ngal And of tbe Hindoo tJomio Opr iil.Hg.HI THE BECUM. IS Mondsy, Dec. 11, " A Hoi. In the around." ' 'j4H GRANDOPRRA.UOU8E. ilsBBBBBBBli Ileeerred Seats, Orcheitra Circle A Balcony, EOs. , rtfessBBBBin JOSEPH IWedneaday Matinee. I RIP SBBBBBBIil JEFFERSON. Satnrdajr Matinee, VAN W1NKLSL i, s'.ggfl Next Week-Mrs. LANUTR Y, ' 'A a In a Looking a Use. t ftf 'gH Nelt Sundar-PROF. OHOMWELL'8 Lector. ''JsBSslsBlW AROUND T1IK WORLD IN EIOUTY MINUTES, 'agfl TONY PASTOR'S THEATRE. n!gH MATINEE I GOOD RESERVED SEATS. 4bIbbH TUESDAY A FRIDAY. 35 cenU. r gssH HAKRY WILLIAMS'S OWN SHOW. -gH A BPLEND1D-A ORAND COMPANY. :''SBsbbH fVALLAOK'S. r lHgsBBBsl TT Ereningsstg.lB. Marine. Saturday at X1S. l8ggfl FOIIt.RT.3l.NOT. . . vfBBBBBBBsi Characters by Mceere. Oimond Tearle, Harry Eowards &flgeH J. W. Plgott. Mme. Ponlal, Miss NetU Onion and Mia 'fMfgaaaaaaal ltoee Cogbian. ' rggfl 1 Atn STREET THEATRE, COR. oTIl AVE. kgH XA MATINEES WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY. iBsssBsi Po.ltiTely Last Three Weeks of rsaBBBBBsi DENMAN THOMPSON lgisBBsi IN "THE OLD HOMESTEAD." "'gssasi Oallery. ac. l lUaerted. 3oo., Mc, 78c., 1, andH.69. foHgfl TUOU OPERA HOUSE-EIOIITH WEEK. lgBBTgai 1 RICE'S UlceADIiey'aSuniptnouaProdaotloSa 'Xassasi llURLEHUUE TIIK (iltMAIIt, l JgiBBBsi COMPANY, with itagorgeous attractions. XVbsbI M ARTIS rB. Era's st 8 (sharp). Mat's WedASat at 2 VHaJ ar the Wire, m MAKART'S FIVE SE'NSES; 9 . bbbbbbbI Now on exblbiUon at No. 10 East Kth st.. first -'.Tgaasaaai . from 10 A. M. to 10 P. M. Sunday from IP. hL 'SBBBBsi to 10 P. M. 'saaBBBsi ADMISSION. 38 CENTS. 1 JflH POOLE'S THEATRE, 8th St., Ut. 4tb Ar. A Bway ' 3gH lUc, aor., aOc. Mais. Men,. Wed Tour., Bat. Hgg The Great Melodrama In Splendid Style. 4sbbbsbs1 "THE STRANGLEllS OF PARIS." SBBBBsi DKC. ta-The lilt, ONE MILLION DJLLARS. 'bsbbbI "MfUBIOAL PRODIOY WANTED-Oolored or white, j9gfl JLTX to impersonate J( set Uofmann in Dockstadrr'a Near bbbbbbbbI Burlesque. Apply by letter and inolos. photograph. itfasiBBBBi Duckauder's Theatre. , 9ggfl HMOUY UALL VAUDKVILLE THEATRE, Hg IK and 160 Healer at. t Sgg All Star ovslty Company Eysry Night. ''flBBrBBBsi and I would willingly in my humiliatioa JgH have sunk thro' tho floor. liPsatasi " ' Mr. Herbelot,' h&id my chiefs daughter -ggfl ironically, handing me back my hat, ploao kgg9 pick up your peaches!' ., ijngS "Everybody burst out laughing. Even tho tlaBBBsi servants wero holding their sides, and I, pale, " ,ggfl haggard, troiubling with confusion, escaped VgaH as bebt I could, pursued by tho noisy hilarity '4gH of the amused guests. I was so confused TaBBBsi that I could not find tho door, and at last, ''jsgfl forgetting my overcoat, I ran all the way 'gassBsi home through tho snow to tell my dlsap. rssBBsasi pointetl wifo the issue of- my evening's per- -g j formance. sg " The next day my misfortune was known 'Aggi 1 throughout tho town, and when I entered my 'Jjigfl ofllco my fellow clerks greeted me with a "lggf 'Herbelot, pleaso pick up your peaches,' jiJeasssBil which sent the blood to my face. ggfl " It became insufferable, and, to make a 'JEH long Btory bhort, within a week I resigned. ?9gal " An uncle of my wife's, who bad a largo 'figfl farm iu the neighborhood, took pity on me, 'Jgfl and associated me with him in his enterprise. :ggfl " Well. I began to work bard, getting np at uggf dnwn and snaring no trouble to givo him sat. ''gfl isfaction. It appears that I had more talent gfl for agriculture than for office work, for "'Kg! within a few months I became on excellent -'SfgaBssi farmer. igassil " Our uncle was bo delighted with my do- eJEfgl ings that when he died lie willed me the -fSfl whole of his property. Since then I havo vSH enlarged and improved the farm, and am ,HjH making a very tidy income out of it I" ' iJlsa Wo had now arrived at Chauteraine, and :9sBii were crossing a largo orchard filled with mSsH splendid fruit trees ladon with pears, apples, -HJgl plums and other fruit. IftXH The house, a long low pile of gray-stono ",f3H buildings, covered with creepers, ivy and Jugg blooming roses, was surrounded by meadows. fRgagasI Ou ono sido of the house a largo peach tree) vLaH was literally covered with waxy-looking f rait. Sfsfl " You see," said Herbelot," I hold peaches jifigg in special veneration. Why should I bo uMsH i without them. A poor, miserable Govern. ,,Virgasi nient clerk, trembling at every frown of his (IM'iH chief, unable to mako both ends meet, nor- .Sf gfl row-lifed and narrow-minded as all of my U'tgH kind. Instead of that I am my own master, li-iM I am well off, and I have a whole brood of TrTasi happy, healthy children, and a Bmiling, loving 1 1 ' wife' As ho said this I heard inside the SMsbbbI house the joyous laughter of the children, '(rg and at the open window Mme. Herbelot ap- Wlgassl peared, peeping through tho fruit-laden 'afgaBsl iieacli tree, she herself looking, in spite of A.'lH her thirty.five years, a ruddy, robust and :?H handsome peach, ripened by the magnifloent '''gfl light of the setting sun. saaaail esae i assaH 3-Uotrou Jiwntng 'gggi " His Wlfo's Other Husband." ''M ig