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STATESMEN WHO DANCE,
THF AUSTRIAN >CAB>IKKT ACHIEVES POP I'i.AUITT. tSSMCM v'*n*'ts<'Iior.\f"T7. WALTZB8-DANCINO ;.s- tMBUM-rt IS a DtPIjOMATIC yt'AI.iri aJ"*AT**0> -rtJ9t kinos KkAMCS* ?..u'-riA's new Cabins*., which assumed oflli ? | la-*: autumn amid - perfecl temipeat of public i i dion, and teemed ii: ?? msoouence there- ' i.f destined to early ?:? font, n rn appears assured ' ' of a long lease of life bj reason of tbe p >pularity . which li '?*?' i,:' T*. It way be .b-* libed I as having achle*. ?; 'iris -esult ai a abound, tor i ti;o Prim* Minister snd his colleagues have won ' f Gat | ' ' will, agynripathy and the warn*, regard | , o: their fell iw-cltltens, nol by any enlightened I -,u- ?? ? at ?* tadtnanahlp, [tolley or administrative J :*.. ir by .'. hap. u skip an.i a lump?that | ' la t. aa] by waltslng. I , ?Each year L<*nt ra ushered In ai Vienna with a j y gy. ii apubllc bal: et the Qrand Oners House, im. ; ' which s.-'R by the name of 'he "Industrlellen- , b:il.'" It is under th. patrol >1 the ladles of | i the imperial farodj and j'' :li;* loaders .>f '.he ari'tocrriov an.', ls attended, trot only by The lat- i a I ti", bu* tl most respectable and well-to- i ? do members of ihe bourgeotasle, constituting one I ! o'" 'hose rare occasion* when the, al other tirues ' ' v !? iv separated, nobility anl ct Mc ens nve* no? un the 'as* "Indus trlellcnbal.' the . abinet Ministers wer-, a1-- usual, <as*aasnt. UiaTaa<d, however, of maintaining tho stately ami dignified >demeanor of -heir predeces s irs oi ajecaalona such as these, apparently with the objatet of Imp-Teasing lbs agood people with their ? mportan'-e a::d with a du* sense of the honor which they were conferring by their mere pieset'ce. Prtnoi Wlndtetshcraets, tlie new Prime Minister and his uoHaa^ues entered heartily |BtO the fun and gavery of the ente**taitiment. , The members of the prerent Cabinet are neariy I a" young ?-,?? ? p saeased of thal geniul tempera- i Blent sp characteristic of the A-rs*rian nation. I B iddenly s rumor spread like wildfire through- ' o-n the houa * '? effect that "he Ministers j vto'r. actually dancing?a mop- unheard-af pro cee*<Tic?and tlu.se who were fortunate enough to get s see/ :r the boxes wen enabled to ca*"h a gtlmpas uf the p-in~--!\ Premier, of the Finance Mlntat>sr, Ita*o*i von Pl ?Ter. and of the Minister cf Jtsstles ind Public Worship, C .tint von Sehoen born. bro,he- of the Cardinal of thal name, spinning around the Boor lo the Inspiring strains of one of Strauss-.: iraltsei, just as if they were ymnc calvary subalterns or mere diplomatic atta"!i6s. Only those who are aware of the im? mense prestige enjoy,.! on the fontin.-ni of Europe by Cal tnel Ministers will be able tn np. pr date the senasation aroused i.v this speeracle They nr<- addressed as "Excellency." mosl of then, hav- sentinels at their doors and mounted military orderlies at their disposal, and when they <-*ondes<cend lo grant an audience I one. the visitor, unless he >bs their eciual in of? ficial rank, is expected tr, don evening <lr? ss and white gloves, ev. n if lt be at I < clock In the morning. The ilea that such august creatures as these should actually be susceptible to ?j10 rhythm of a wa'.tr. ami capable of dancing polka* never sterns to have dn wried upon the worthv Viennese until that time; and so delighted n-e they to discover that even Cabinet Ministers share their national love of ga yet y and pleas? ure, and are subject to the same human weak? nesses and temptations as themselves, that they are now willing to ac. o-d to th? Administration a degree ,.f ?? aifldence and popularity not en Joyed by any of its predecessors, nnd whi<-h ap? pears almos* Incredible when one remember* that H is formed of that very aristocracy- which de feated the enlightened project for the Increase of electoral suffrage presented by the previous Cabinet in the name of the Emperor. Why should no*, ("-abinet Ministers dan-e* I do not bella ea that th??re is any strict rui? of etiquette upon the suh|e-*t at any pf the foreign courts Ard yet the idea of their waltzing does not seem altogether conslst-rrt with the ideas a.f ?strict prnprle'y and dignity. I. for myself, can? not remember ever to fin ve se?m n Cabinet Min? ister Indulging In a round dance. The nearest approach to it was the sa>-called -"t'archlight dance" at Berlin or. the oecasiou of tho festivities in conrectl' rn with the marriage of Emperor William's eldest sister. Charl'.*:-, to Prince Bel jiard of Meiningen. But that can aSCarcely be called a dance, as the stately polonaise is much more of a march, and the dancing of the Cabinet Ministers or. SOO)) < iacaatom as th*?se ls llmiteal to marching solemnly, two by two. at the h<a'l of the Impe-ia! proeessi.n. each of them carrying a lighted amandie lr. hi? hand, and toking very uncomfortable, lil at "sase, and rather ridiculous One cannot, for instance, imagine Mr Gladstone. Lord Salisbury-. M d" Freycinet, the forman Chan're'.cjr. Signor Crisp1 or the Spanish Prime Minister. Sagasta, In the act of waltzing, al? though "Punch" has familiarized us with ti." spectacle that would be presented by the Grand Old Man dan-lng a hornpija. On the o*her har.d, lt appears to be quite the eccrepted arid eorrect thing for ambassador* to dance, waltzing being regard.") in the light of a dip.omar.ic: qualifration. Thus, a man may be a Cabinet M.ulster and debarred t,y tb< IdeeJ that prevail on .he subject from waltzing; but the very moment he surrenders his |trortfoll i I ? accept some foreign mission, he may ey. n ] , ,. . with Impunity. The Curt of St. Janies, for in? stance, being aware that Queen Margner. Italy ls passionately fond of diine-.ng we wi I make a point of always t.eing rep--?"<<-Tired a* 'he Quirinal by ar. ambaaaaflor noted for his terp eichorean talents. The late Lord "Croppy" Viv? ian, who recently dl?-d, as Envoy a- Rome, was celebrated not only as a waltzer, bul also St ? ? cotillon iead-?r, snd his tucccs>s<OT, Sir >Prancls Ford, aacnjoys the reputation of l*-lng not only the smallest and most dapper diplomat, but als., tha best dancer in the *ervi'-e ,,f the ?:r *:?<h Foreign Office. Count Holms, wno has hitherto repre? sented Emperor William at Rome, possessed a eimiiar renown as far as waltzing was ixMICSrMd, and was invariably seleeted by Queen Mar? guerite to open the ball with her a- any enter- , talnment at which she iMpfpeoad to be preset. Slr Edward Malet. the English Ambassador al Berlin, is an excellent Asncer; and much of Lord j and Lady Iiufferin's great popularity and dip? lomatic rMi'-ess at Pt. Petersburg was attribu? table to the pe:;, .-'lon with win h tlc- succeeded In penorming mat mosl 11111-ult of all daw***. the national dante of Russia, the jrrHnd utnnatuMn. Queen Marguerite of Italy is by ten means th* only sovereign la.tv Wh - is fond of dancing Tue Empress of Russia ls passionately fond o', welts lng and ludefatigabl* in lt. Bo, too, ire Queen Marie Amelie n portugal and Queen Charil lie of WurtembTg. Tn?*y enjey a notable <adv%ntage <a*J>g* th'- remainder of their sex iKnr whereas, under ordinary' cin-'.nis'an' ??:. woinen are for? d to walt until Invited to dance i>y ri.":.. !aalb?s of royal rank bast Ott privieg- ,,r selecting a'ir partners This they do through their chambe - lalns ami >g>*mt*et*j<an--ln-waltlng, who beal to Ih* partner nt their choice the royal oommand to dan-e sue-); and SUch ii waltz with them. If tie eavuiler ni queetlon Inumena la t<- already en >|>aatsd hf ihe tanee with s-^me othet r | h Jorced t>> leave )??? r 'ri the lurch, ting has to glV'- way iMfaOrs Ihe POyal comrc.-.n i. N"lther tbs Empress >f AiiK:ria nor tito Queen uf Bw;etlen has danced tot :i an] a y<rar. The Em pr-esti of ti irmanj In lula-as only lt. rKjuate ii., i and her examrdc ls folk wed to the <r,.n of ihe Belgians. Thc Wldowho ai of thc Qinwna of Spain ami the Kethertauda debars them [rom Mtlrs pa- In si >sinusetneni ul which thej wert formerly very fond Ol ern] rora and Uh.gs who dance there are ???->? few Indeed. Thi King o." Swed-n <ir***caSkSbally taU.-s part Ifl so. t ???. '? ? th-- fat King ..f Portugal*; while th* Emperor of Gernu nj te litxet wt Tt u* wer* lead? ing 2. cavalry charge, thai is to na;.. roughly and ai gr*aal sapeed ii ?.?? a i%*erelg*ns of Russia. Austria Belgium, Majcooy und Univ abaolutsly decline ti", participate In eRber round or r*quare lsii"St Th* lasl tim'- that Qiioen \'ioto'ia dat-e?! at any state ball waa In lief, 1 believe, and she han never beei; pr teni a' any one of these asntertalnmenta ii Burkbigfanni Palace ?rtnee fntt f| Ik a bi ca mistake, however, to believe tba* sh- has never nar. ??-<'. al all sincr *he?, tut I iiiv .??<?.-:? -toieil In ar. i-'ntrllPk flaper. For at tho tcrr.ints' und servants' bail3, which. r. inti] a few years back, she was won; to give very autumn tit Balmoral Castle durlnr, heretay , n the Highlands, shs has often troddei ir.- with me of nev favortti attendanti On everal occaskms the tote John Brown -.eas her .artner; and il was with mingle it'lmlratton ad awe that the gm*--;- slaying al th ? castle an.i j to members of the househol I sa? the at. il Ittle, greal lady, their nugual sovereign, spin- *r oru- aboui ir* n iu .st lively fashion to the tune Je if a rec-i*!:* s itch r.-i. (nd.I, so often li*- Queen iiin- amuse hers ll and othen be arouMec" 111-nntut-ed comment i tto i lUtborn lot-rioTi of h-r dominions, ' ' ;'"" effecl thal ir si-,- d? vhs so fond oi dancing "<ii- ? . *? tt ?*? Vi .. sele ?? merni ere ??' the old n *4>111ty for her part ian In dignified narc dances Instead of dane- , mr .iii- with s -..'?!; menials ?' Dancing, I lay a I, on the highly polished xi nd pai oe-"'* Ri ol I ? -... res of Bunine er s attended with som. danger, -specially when hi li (*ls of fbi mei happen to be hampered arith rs thai ( rm par- nnd par ? of evi ull-dresa tn.if..rm Al a Piennaee Courl ball I sr nee saw 'to- young secretarj of thi Rumanian ,-, .'?gator: fall bo unfortunately, while dancing dil one of the Archduchesses, aa to corn- down ' n a Bitting position on heir face I tto detri- ?b :?? hei 'i se, thu musing the Imperial to .-p.-.n to bleed. I need scatrcely sax thal he left denni thi next day, and .v week later- obtained its transfer to another p asl Al Berlin acct- "! lents of .ins chars ct ei wera so frequenl n* tha Bl ?our! Imlls that last yeal Bmperoi William aum uoned '.hi generals vunmnndlng tii?- various roon* stationed In an.', around Berlin, nnd in- I rtructed th?m to dlrecl those officers who were io! able to dance properly tn abstain from at- : '?mp',tu ti In so ai uni-na! entertalnmei llnce then y >ung t-fflcers ar- pm through their , i.-.'-s by their seniors ai d have to display a ertaln proficiency In pa.*- seuls around rp.- bill ned table before lie'ne permitted to dane*, a; ?our*. DC-ATTACHE TUE < COLONEL GOES ON 8TBIKE. Ii: says THAT THE PRICES IN THE RES TAITRAVTS AND HOTELS MT'ST COME DOWN. Th* mar. about town is ns rerrulnr In his hehlts ' ttl is Uie clock in the city Hall towel Wot years ho lr. las b?er. ii :d habit of dropping into certain ratA. ' h: iri certain evenings at certain hours He has gone (j; "? ? : i- .c. cnf.^ for luncheon, t" another for .tinner p. i third for ene drink, and to a fourth for n 'lifT-r ?nt drink H: hal' a dozen places he bus been well mown tor half n generation He la ??? -.-. md bis 'lips" nr. liberal Pronrietoi r.-i.*.,* respectful to pin;, aid they ar,, anxloua '., .leas- hi-., to- b- brings witii iiim friendi who Ive well aid whose bank accounts are long .'ditto- ten.. him With a car- that is o tin** n-t. ..r his "tips" would mal;.- n modest Urti- mc,mi? ks hu- been said before, thi man about losrn bas uade I:'-- rou*;.ls iti ti pr-:-- i nd systems tl man? ley ??Whv' Colonel." sad a friend who md him rn the other evening, "how io you cot**- l.. be here**' Tte- colonel ?vn* sipping from hla glass in hts isual wav vliil- he watted for bis biri He ? vu -.. ? ' fed and as am lal I- as ?v--- Hut rd-r- was something strntig*- about tun, shiel) cause- friend surprise It was rb- place sheri he found th* Colonel He was not In ? ? us us vii dion's ??win shouldn't I be h*r.? . thi Colonel, li -nv good-ni lured vol te "Hut you ar so- so? " "S ? regular e.- - s.. miier a stol ? ' - -,e pu- lt: with a laugh "Wei I am " ??] never sss yo, hen before; r: lught ? lown nt ? 'a Was just ab mi to v , . ,,..k m Ol J OU " "Take off -.. a- coat." said th.* Co id sta* iwliile That's what I am doing." " * I "Tit. Colonel, vou naven'! told nv how you hap jen to be lier* " Tl;e fvi.:ti** smiled I- wss a pl, :;. 11 ? 'Tm on strike." he asid "'iv s;.-ike"* Agatoai what?" "Again*; met) w IO don'I kn. W "heir owl rho don't serve their .--.? h<* time* " "And who .-.rr they?" Th?- fob,nd s-,tied back in tua char and ti, tan as follows *'l?'i you like ti;.-.' wit.? f "It ls very ff li this .. pleasant tltatag-roon "*" "It tr. nu.r. than * "Isn't tt an attractive as ? "Isn't | ? .. .. . - - ? "Y.-s. I think ll "Of course it i* The r ion li brighter ?? ?heerfui The chairs are i Tb. ?Moral furnishings at- m,.r< Bumptuou Th. :s of u finer grade Tbe glass la tblnnei ai tx ????? everything ls more luxurloui " ?? - course, i ul "But?thst'a ins* lt I know wi il J u are to say || sn't "Yes. that'i ll " ? W eli. what differ, i ? ? i ithei arba! dlfferei. doesn't ll make? i.-- tne tel ?ometliing I've been getttai uer in several places for rh- la-' tel tiver; time I hav* pnld Pl cents for a codi * di r iberry before luncheon, 20 cei i.*for?- l began this suppei N ?* whai did I for ir"*" "A cooktall here ts i,. ? ? "Lx.-.-tly, and i I I been Wltl rockfalls would have been - cenl N * know thal mi old haunt rn.- time-" Theae are ...*. whei th' p manner of thing bi i rlown Wi hotel and restaurant price i thei thins I | .. ., ., . They have | Sown." saut Hi- Colonel, emphatleall] bi nglni I own on thi I ibl. kV ouldi I I tx a fool to pa - ??? a* for a < o iktall a hen I * ou good a on. foi f------ti Wouldn't l be s lunatic r,, pa* ll :,.- a ..: isbacl duck ?*? hei I ? . ? ? offer. : li rn- foi I '*" nr ' yon thn.it a .nar, ought ' Ix li Bloomtni lah whi aron I persl Uro bof.l. ?? ? .* her, ?? ? sam lt. ?> III i.-rt-i sn I- hs ? foi * "' "?' hat ar. going lo sa*, to lhal h. riumphiintly. "It'a a or ????- strong argtimi "Pr. ? at ron g" lfi nu unanswerable sr gui ??? [j,, you .Mn Tingly, "thal those pl -id p ...-.-?'? ii killing themselves? res, slr, Jual kl themaelve- They ore letting ui nil gel lured awn} rr.,u. tl -n, nm the; ? -? en t< knoa ho-* i , atop the Mut.. i ui tell them I--- Ihem om* tno ?omp.-t* with ihe nev estahll hmenti Th**: :' n.nsr compet. In everj way furnishing ?er , e, ..i tuallty ol ? ;.,ii.i* u: gol I t. If they don't"?- Tin Colonel made ai ? un.-ni ,)? jet turf expre ? io "If thej -u,i t, i olonel ??If thei don't, Hie) ure ruined, utterly ruined Thu ls thi :????? when peopli mus' keep up with t. liam ' "' ? .v, j old pjai ? d" \ ,; the] I ted me They have nol treat* me fair!] -rr.. ?? have driven mi as Now, whal I an proina to say t" you will a< treason coming rroin me, ?. "' the 'Md 'Juerd, imt reaflj the old ; ices sn ahno ? ni in't ? nmpare with lh< nee onei 1 iren'l n hnnd -onu and luxjn.- ; h. y don ' riva rou Ito same eomforta and conv. And Hi*-- keep nj. th- old-fashioned 'gilt-edged' Rl ai .. ?.. .- nen hotel lhal tried lt failed In the ;i, attempt, and prompt!* established more reasonable - |i isn't a ridiculous for the old planes t.> de lu themselves? lan*' lt foll: '"' !!"-ni ,0 their patrons railing sway erne bj' one? Isn't ll a >v "liam.- that th.- wlv not tr*' t i give ui whal their W younga rivals give ita? Pshaw!" added tin Coto nel pleklng up his bill "people sren'l such nm- \r ,,,,-. ai 'be. mlghi i- I tell you tai la a serious H, tjuestlon " ? Your sirlk- la .-.'oin" lo lasl then "H's going to lasl." said the Colonel, buttoning ?**' i ? "until ti, - - p "I-"- see the error nf their __m b< u. en run: IS HU. VBOTOOBAFBEWB CHAIR. ? Prom The Ptovtoenec Journal They are the mosl obedlenl subj, tts thst thi i ., seem to be li . ,r the i.c amen when I h I olnted ni them ? I ,;?,ir.*iitr." are ready to bellev. that picture t.i la r pi ? " ? In which ';'" """h.e."" '" ! luto-d ,o stan,, on iheli head* ns not h.- . . ?Vard!!' try lo "> themselve* ta poa I rested , , ,.,. ,,:,,? crapiiei ul som. ol their effort, nave il* .ratetwiw i???'? li Hi itl* si ? j then pose with w r.,.1 fuees and s: irina ? ll '?? ,i posing ? iv.'.,, were try! ..' tn brtat i.? "" production i r nleturea ta which li would bt I ni '. . ? ,?,,. chin iman from snottier they could aol '" ; . more effective m< Thoa. H. whom proofs havi lieen given set .. ll ui anted children when the i il! il ..? ?" bearing d. .Ii;.V?.,,,r. ri-P p.?..tu,, in- "I ?n-.c-d*. muted to '.-'.' H??n* '! ','"''" wt ,1",""' i . i - i-e Indlvl Ina! i '- Bgalnst comp! ? Ii,.",;,,, act ,-,s though tb-" fe; ire- JJ IJH ins thej have taken nnothei osgrei tn .bm *' Iel!' ar: mair ' _ rifi g_rorx.li rffsTT vbb mr wobui ;" Fr*im The Loud-.n Otobe di v million.lire who was noted foi his eccentricity T h., -ia' antwerp Sf, van .iomakeu wsa one r ,.,.. '-billi*- ..." the eltj of Rubens: and hts ,',kum one of thi sights that was mott amusti . ..?.,, ., .... neighborhood Van Ooo ta Li, had . M-da! antlpath* to tram IIii.t . aid wt,.,, d' uer- di..wi. ?.. from of bi- bouse maa) ?? v..rs Jo he took sn oath sad rs*t1stsred it i? ,, y, (-?r to the authorities, thal be would --ever have hts housecleaned or painted apaln. I bs hoass ... | |? iJn.d! liHrric" to the fashionable duarter In whi-h L:nR,p'-,' bl. be r-e?rd.el Its d.r-mess wi-h grim ? .|-r-,.-tioni In bl*= w'll ha bsa forbidden his heirs ,, I ?:.. "-OI.1 "??'"*" ui anv antiounc-m.-ii' ?f hla ,. ? -:i* *?? SI TO< >TS ' I STORY OP A BAKDT-UDOGED BULLDOG "Swing I aw. swerM chan-o-ot"" shrilled ..1.1 I Inah fra.ti the kit "i-n. in a high and pen-- j f nting falsetto, wu .s- many quavers ? ???? i*ked oul in a tray -ba: sound-.; ea if the iger wi re m..I--;, /ai; som- mysterl tnt torture. I .Mrs. Bl ?clcer, tending Rowers In the b>acli ga:- , in of hei ran b-bouse ii, tie San Permndo * -pl ! to listen. ; "Owlne for to -a.-rj m. ho-o-omeT' continued mah. in a deep, rambling tone, su>ggeatlve of \ nethtmrt-Jr .bast and sccompanied i.v ut- .-t,- ?, gelI' ra'Min'.- of dishes. ' Ai ihi negresi paused for breath Mrs Btocker ; ?ard a heavy pounding al the 'tout door, ai I iii smiling ar Dinah's duet-like efforta, hurried .un l the bouaa i in the porch she fi.uno (1 testy and sc i man. wm gated witli marked dlspte<asun al ?r l .v.-" face, and, unappeased in ber fn-ii'. nile, roared out: "What tn thunder's go i in this house?h prayer-meeting a,r a cs ' ve been hammering on this door for | ' i. minutes seems to me!" "I'm r*orry if we've kept you waiting," s?-.- i ?' ? ? i. gently mus bard lcm.ts Into which lils face terned to bs tied slightly i-elaxed. bul bs tfed onlj ? Keptlcal >grant In reply. 'Tve a-.,T1|.. to s,.c von-- husband,*' aald ba liruptly; "ls he t,, iiorn-" "No, he lt not.' I i "Whei 'll be be b>ack?" "K H Until f'-morr nv" " "I B'pOM you don't know how to write a rs- i Iptr' ba (itieried. erith hts chin cocked Mora? lly in *he air ? "l think i i-otiid." said the, aral! ng "Well, Pve been owing your husbasd some ] i ? atiey for- -h-e. ? ?? - nj couldn'1 even pay tbe ;' ?'ise i- ?;.!? didn't pav me. l.rir I've j il it stroke o' lu-k. and here's the mone) i Inline a receipt an I we'll be r-nits." h.- said, as ? ? lifted s hervy hag iving beside him mer' sh- exclaimed; "< mid you n I ? v" B?e B ? ii".-I; for ir" fm n'ral 1 to ha-e So U'-h money In the hons. M ? i upon thia feminine timidity arith Va* ?nt?*nrpl old b lohelor, and promptly ?:i'l" ll 'No, I 'ar: r |fg nil the mnne] 1 i ?? ''? me luggln' lt from the bank, id it yon don't take it likely t>ome ime -1st I ii skeered m.sci'"' erith s asrdonl SI.- reflected thal this crusty person might ????? mar." anothei effort to rev. ami thal no I- need know ? ?? n.i s. i hi asked "a Into thi ii ai ? re sh.- counted the coin* ? iiim a r- ??.(.; When le ara* | ne sbi hld lbs g lld among . m ?: tm bed* om cl. As the day ? ?? i itu :--.v tnxlous and tr. .us T sn '.i io her the fear that ?' ' '?? tl I mai bring the bank han noticed his hots ? .: : ? ? . ? .. Ill ' Dinah would i lefet ? . i.. h< nd. walking i ? 11 il .a III i ? ' ' . isband driving and knee thal t nd aranta lo w If you won't s a.. ^ ' I wish I bul Mi stocker ? i id thu' dar* n r e avi " : ar hla rae al m.?!.???. iain mghI be ?? ld* ,. xx U ? I tie |.xii ? s ? Bril n't usu ? afraid I Jual teat ?? the m m< thc nh ... ? . . ? , .... ?:!, e ? bought of ked hus lng al .: ? ngaaement, . . ? ? ? .... herself seem* ; ' di ? ". ? i i ? .,??? ' ? heighten her hel| - H ? erfu . rn-.il Whll? ? ;? ? . mon locker hi Itanm | rli ri ' . bi had had deallnga for j ' ? ? ne of th thal li oh Uki emlwHlled i lies ?.? hom malo ? " ? me ; ? ?:u T .ts.' ic ?-? si ??''? ???ic. "don'. be I ? up ic minute I s, lowi .lona . ? .. hod a lilt! '..'' I'd be nairn" i nh I eking !:?? ul ?? . ti a*, on I 'li- lad: i I'h some marrow In lt. I'm through." '. . ? tr lt. :ini" to .ca:' ' nui "We ahaWl te. id t nu j ni u| . Mi Kenney, and Tooti ta ?u " t >. ; h. a it, lb* man with ii .:? ban l- : -gs, th* whl ?? J ,,. u med reap. ? ?? fully m.klelled wn .. ? ei ( ? ? ? , I ' ill || I , ik hb *-? si Bl table T . ,h | o .h, ,,- taking thi slight I ne eli looked quietly Inl ? his j ?i ?I . ;, . , Irlvlng about without B bite sin ?? ( . i Hanni y, "and th mghi I'd , upi r nnd dr ar the -bing ibm ye , Mr* Htockei I knee Too be i r ?' beg like * He's to., much ol s glntleman : ,? thal ll-' i ' *? ! master'li f.I him when " und he bas nn patten ? aid whining, let (| 001 d 'HU' ?' bunsil!." i ? ?;? ? \g the best dog I know" Mrs St..'der , ?swered enthusiastlcallj Sh" took up s bon- , ?l held ll out. saving "Teats, nice dog, will I IU i omi and if' thi "" ? ? , .. her gra".-: . with un expression ,,i,i ?(,.,. he knew she appreciated hla , ci, i,an thought hei tone was undulj ram.lia- , rii-n h.- looked inquiringly At his master, lo wet. ,, approved ol accepting range hand lianne) no led and said ?: bone from Tea old boy. go and ;i.,',',,. w.n.. ai calmly found to Mrs Mooker J I ?u ,,?, undignified bast- and **''"'"''? i t dil., wa- .'f his tall tool: tbs bone, which he i , ,,. his powerful Jawa us If lt were an j i ffinh eyed him at a r-s,.tful distance, and > M ... ?b), relieved when lbs meal was over and j ,,. c, old en to th" kitchen. '..,,. V aid Mrs Btocker, hastily, "ur. , .stand la away, and 1 feel irery timid. Can't , a: stay wbh us Bil nigh! I S ,.,ndaJ( munx now I'm rab- sorry for Id . , . ? , j, an] comfort to ye; but I g rt * .,., ?,.. friend. Charlie craig, was down j ? WT fever and begging even minute for me to J .... lohim The) sa) he may bo liv.- the night ? :??; he.Vlng.llki mailai:.la> lo git , i io, i. timi if'twas anything else I'd sta) ., ;"".".;'? '?";,, , lu ? be anyways afeerd, me ,. .,.??,.,,, ?? robbers e^aut bete, and i . . h.* ncr molested yal know. I ? Hhe tl'..-"'l. " ?**-"***f ""ar" ' ,r"*' hUu ' /.;.,,,.,. he could send ms som* one tran,, the \ ,, '.I,:; " and she told Wm of thc money. , ,(1 now" said be. "I'll Bs it Jeni aa well not ??,,,? ,. ,? the Ullage. I'll leave ye Toots, a iii.- wurt tell anyhow. I don t think >any orae - u,a know ye hive thal In the 1.se; bul If they ? a they'd have u bord Um* gining it. with I nts here, lt '"al be u n-".v s..n o' mai. that 'mi j : rh* better o' bim." ? ?,?", thank von. Mr. Kaine-'. Itut would Toots o'^.irtaiuiv h.- will, U I ?"I! him, Bae'a u know jj And there's nothing be can't -io for minding s tab' to fbewfnfwj 'r'l?i* " eds ye mora's I do to-night, and so yell plase I ne he*. :* ye bid" here with her. Iion't let any ne harm her, and fi:ay here till I come for ye. ' T .ts walked over and licked bis master's ian<i "Good tay! he tsesl friend I have," sail tanney, patting him, whereat TooU cocked up ila -.irs ai .1 wagged bia tall, "\o\v. ,1" d ai'.'ti and Sh '.' thi la Ij ' ?? rn -an tO tav." Toots obeyed, and quiet ted bis ms " Ofter carefully locklni ?? >and erlndow, Irs. Bt. kei sal dowi ??? ? Bh ? oimd ii bard to Infuse a prop* cheerful tone ut i lt, an 1 ? aug!,' herself ll irfull) I ? very a .und. The d g d down ? mfort ble nap, and ?med nol I asl disturbed ? the stn li - ' fh< wini i ttllng of the rlndowa She began to i ll any one aroke m. Toots m ould n ?; even h. The i king tl wi tim ? -? unbear b'le, whlli Its ?ic hen the mtnuti - ta Hie; issi I The wino ncreasexi In fur*- Bh. i.red Into the darkness, mt 'ii,i -?? nothing beyond ri" swaying tree 'a'.ts looked at h-r Inn ul tingly, bm aa nothing arming wan to be heard settled down once noi to Mra Bl icker look up a b ok, out found it im i nile- ti keep ber min I up in lt. 1 nena -lng facei rose before her, and al! the f violence thai stn bad ever heard came back ? h-r Sh. walked the ll ?? i irelng bink of faraway scenes in her happj gil lb.;. the present i.*- som" reah rattle of a door or windon thal sounded a ll Borne one were trying I ? v.--~ lt: Ki la a; tn ir '?? made her drowsy, She carried h" lamp Into ti ?? bedru un snd tefl li hui ? that sny -'ti- wh passed mlgh think thi y w.e swake and then lay down wlthniil un aaslng As she dosed off, --ti" waa now and ben awakened ?- ping of the shrubbery i",n her w.pd "v. and, though she did nol be ? ?. - in signs and poi ents, tl aounded to hei Ilka bi lapping ?? thi wi I i - thal I .retell* ppros aing death Ai last abe li ak. i at tlie clock, and aaa thal In i' these "I-' ? ? wakings, whl -h had ????med to occupy a lifetime, a half-hour had one by. Bh* In\ ii ?wt: again and si ii-" sank it., a dee] r-t-ie u-,i awakened by a gust tha* shook the ons- As thi wind ulled sh< I mg i nh* beard il thi I .ni -it- i Ini ' the ? i-l"- Tb. * n To at- ? ?? llxed iii ?;? ? on the d ?: bul not moving a u.u< ?',>?. 'hi noise teas* I, an I ie went b i ut ? tul : \gain sh< . i metalll sound in the lock lu- go- up and Iel: mt g rt no newer Ta-- doi I Ighi snd looked .it the nor, b ? Mrs. Stn ?!;??: stened All waa qn!< I es, bul >galn -ani" ths metalll. "Who la ti."- Vii. ? No answei bul und i or.tlnued "Al him, Ti ts! si. il him! Why was the d.,v ?.. s'iii" In an Instnnt the . :;.i hed I re hei T 'nus; havi ?guised th" step ol bli mastei a*ho bad come ? r rta her, know! g thai hei ? ? raa his .log* .... .? ?? ,,r the hi? i n Inward the ; ? lona Stumbling, falling, up and tinning again in n Hei ; "I, th cai and sh. *ron*?l) tier .. .-. .1 "Help! help!" as sh.- th rev -?v. ii agaln-n thi ol lu (lord m h?i?is< .? ike listi nins husband who baal g me t ii- cr) >:?? r ,n-- d th< ? ? rn l !?? ' were iii rj lng ? >ward thi \. thi ?? tc ?? lt tl "ic re wa ? familiar object '-al . . I tr. floor lav the fl mai . hln ? . ?.' . | trhed ? " ' '? ? . ? from his gras] . ? . .ps b- a.is lo see If Wi ' ?? ? t thi ? ? ... V ? . ? brough thi I I.?(A B ?.act. 77'/ Il I) TO i "fix SS Ul *-. N IMf. >| ' ?. I'l'TH -pi. err i* na >po| aurania ' i ??'? I ver of nu ' ?? .??:. srtle ? Pulton-st.. thia ? ? ? pi 'lc ne* . i ? , ' ? ? . ,i oul 1, ? ' a ",. ' ' MoU ' ' IV,? li ? ' ? ?? ' rk ? ry. Ran Kr* i ? ii ni- .nor- o' elr site than I ? ? . .-? hui . ? By l irmet.' how. rer?owing the ran ? luxor* Pr : hnost f he it a ,.- ? "The aeaaon no* ver foi ta ll a ? ather coi i th liddle ot Man h they ar, not eaten ncc i. v ? ? tl.'? tte ni ..-? ii i ah about iic n in rmliei. oi ""ii after tin cold ti" tj r-alni Th< ' rom thc in- or,l-< of llurgun.il 'rh coll .here han a lane I 'Illl'le t'' ic li ? ? ?-.? I. tlon The; climb up on rom ??.?triiii: t. ? le fall ot th) ' oati-n un.: rh I rule, pick them from the ? - pul ti'-in ii nome open ground, fem***" rt. ;.ow-\.o. in keep .hem from running twa) ?i in I,. ? ..in, v .-... y? gorm ns the rosi appei rs th. v ithdrsw n Ithln fl" li : nunn again, bow ihe; : .. :??? nol ? ? i."v will run awi ? i..ii.ii"\ic.ii ;ih thai ma) a.:. a.an i.e tb own together In masses several ? I when ic their shells vithout Injury to lien-.. Kt'.-' sen " ni Burtundy, with ul tn) efforl on thi [ian ni rh. oe nc. will pro u-e from :.."?' lo I.i ?' snails ;? yeal 'J.i ??.,?. is.m.- from Bonleauj and other parts of "ranee, suit /.erin mi and perta <>f Itali sui thej re not ? ? ? palotabli "When ti"- are thmwi Into tbs open apace," 'li,"! ,\ir M i. uni.. "Meo ar* ready for the market nd for ahlpmenl Tlc- are nen) to tin eountrj n i I,, otbei '.isiant pin -ei packed In cane* parti) li-'! with earth Por dior' instance* they may be rm i?'l iii ordiiirm taiaketi oi barrel a oysteri 'llc\ must be k'"jat col. however. Ol the. will ..nie om of their sheila I remember tbe experience of on* ot the Im ortera with a llrsl ihipmenl The snail* wen aenl , ih,- public stor. *, atiii in th- sm rm ttmosphen lera they began to think they Wi-T* ..Kau, In linn- !'? iuici \- *oon u he i ?? wai opened ?.ev benn t" crawl aboul and were non In ..ll urts of the h..us". Th, ln<spector waa In despaii le did nol knos how to classify them, b il Rnall) ..ind thc wen nol dutiable Foi week* aftei the i.Si- bad o'i io itore* th- men aboul the place Mind thc little anlmali undei almosi e\ rrj Ima tie\ moved lt wnt a loni* time before th".- forgo! ii-ii experience with thal shipment When Mr Mon.|uiu wai asked In '.gard to th.* est wayi to ""i mall . hi qui ? ai wered, "A , itourglngiionne and A la Bordelalse." and called ls chef to explain "first of nil " sal,! the long musts hed chef, "put in- snails in 'nial watei shell and sit, for twent our boura Thi dissolve the chalk*, matter in the Indi more or l-s.v Then li;.'- them In warm rater for half an bi ur They should then Im rnwn Iron, th. -.Indi and placed In S d*ep han tel bolled foi three hour-, with i irrot*, thyme and uirei leaves for flavor Then pul them ba<ck in ie alaeil, close 111? - openm>is arith .. paste of >cracker na. butter, "..tu . rerfeull, echallottes, chives and Strilg.lll Tildi bake them for -Maa llllllllleM over VS1 ? hot ll: ?"I,, , i,,.k tn, snail .1 iii Bordelnlse Immerse I* a-, .?fore iii cid and hoi eater; draa it from tbe shell ml tioll lt, as In tte Othel StVle, Slowly Then |ioiu rei lt ;i wile sauce, Savored with a*echalotte* and urila Then hohl lt for a fee minute In a sauce an over s wi-., hot hr.- italian* often adi mush ootrc Thew .ir.- 'io beti traya to cook analli Mr Uouquln sa) i thal no American snails, ts far s tte knows, nra- eaten, lt might bi possible, bow? yer, to grow th.- foreign snu ls here in a -"\\ with sunVlmtly targe percentage of lime. In Bur? undi anula :,., *UPP0S?d I" b* uti eM'elletil diet .r eonsuroptlve* MILESTONES PO PAMl 'rom The Chi. an,, li.-cir,! Muggy- il ink.-,, m.- arts**, is getting up in the Hon do von >know1 11 ":i ia,om ina" room of his he used to all sn ' ottlc " " Unatgy?Tea .Muggy-A year ago lie began to call lt a studio ' HniKgy?Yes. Muggy- Well, now he call* lt an "atelier." MEDITERRANEAN FINANCE. ALL THF: Ct .r.VTRIES OF EDUTHERM EU? ROPE IX DIFFICULTY". POKTUOAL Tilt: VICTIM OP BKOUBH PRBB tram; KAVARRI wu.I. NoT PAT TAXbbV fTAi.vs TMBATT BUsUI-WB Paris. Febnrir; ld within th.* last fortnight the financial weak i. - of Bearl] every country In th>- South of Europe baa i.n brought lo light, hoi without public scandal. Portugal, after failing to meet ber first obligations toward h>*r creditors, has now thorough!* frlghtenad then* by rafnalng to as mra them againat actual loss. France, in sign of her displeasure, baa aithdrawn her Ambassa? dor from Lisbon; and the Portugueae funds are iu. longer quoted al the Parla bourse ftretfhe la In still worse disgrace, as sh** is suspected of a Willingness to defraud her creditors by reason of certain strange meaaurea lately taken to limit her paymenta. Th.- interns:!.,na! Committee, which met bera In Paris a few da vs sine with Slr John Lubbock as President, ls -raiting aux lously for a reply to its serious letter of proteata tl : Italy, which has been alarming the world i.y fears of a rev.,in-ion baaed on poverty thai threatens bankruptcy, has Just -.Ived from Signor Crispl's Mlnlater of Plnai.proposals for a reform so drastic in its ns/asmes thal every on- v.-.ud.-r.. what can coma of it. Bran spain, the mom Mlf-sufBc'ent of all theae Bombers na? tions, has seen her stocks depreciate by raaaoa of the troubli excited in Navarra againat the levying of new and much-needed taxes. Fran ?? herself han been obliged to recur t" bold expert Wlth h?r fltianc-".. and she has long be.y the chief banker of al! tbe nations n ?w threaten? ing default. But, unlike them, Rh.* la at once the richest country In :h*> world In point of ac? tual possession Of gold the mosr sufllclenl ro her own needs in Europe by her agriculture and ir, du'-.trv and by the savings of ber thrifty popula? tion Th*- American people have nol yel learned to invesi their savings in all manner of bonds and sr.,.|<? from tlie f.ui. quarters of th- world. The* have nc even concentrated their National debi lr own banda Bul they enjoy unparalleled agricultural resources, and the world cannot d without th-ir products Thei*- manufactures are Important en ugh pr vide Work for their and, so !"tu-F as a wise protection al petit! in fi un abroad, their an subsist on tbe home demand More though they hsve n il their propel share in trying trade of the world, yet their com mer ?? la ta fair proportion '-, theil resources aad the numbers of their population Only their finances feel thal trouble and Insecurity which t- world Perhaps the pl.un statement of a few known '.-..kai have brought the nations bordering on th. liedtter -..ri- an Ini theil pr ?-???.? ? traits ms; help t-, ui .<?,.nlng he state of th*.' | lt, nearly even case lt will be found that id ? -acting ali payments to herself In g dd and pr-.-.i hlng fi - trade to others, is nol a lit? tle th. emptying e pm k of countries that foi other reasons would find i' difficult to ; ."i ends n in Portugal the difficulty is of long standing. The r ? gers lion ot resents two-thli ls of the ?*nttre nation of the country. ? At home, besides anagement of yeara which lefl behind a refractor* public debt, the State haa niel- lt m if r- sp ri ubi*- r,,r railways which are now open A monetary crisis has kepi pace neial dlfflculttea. Portugal hus tried to Imitate England In strict monometallism, arith ia " .;.- n exps tad i s country ? ird of whose total importation is from I *ei r;: t:; Qold long sin,'*- l**fr the COVnttry, lYortfl t., bring tn :i Bubshliary stiver rircula riave failed, and affairs have bad to be aar> >n arith a depreciated paper currency There have !?? -t; n i mon varied lessons in finance dur ? the wild- century than the unauiceaaful if succeeaive ministries to meet the d-ticit In the yearly bu Iga*, and tn cn III ira Th- State m >n >p handed over I ? an Inter? nal C 'tn!'.. '.'? | ??? lag B neces? sary lom thi Stat aaaurani.' banking opera ure the neceasary g. dd reaerve arar ? t "tu- thi Issue of the paper bills that must be use I for ei scything fr..m the purchase of one the payment of a thousand work? men; th.- Intervention of tbe sta'.- t,, quiet tbe ? ? reign financial agenta, backed up by ?; vernments legitimately exercised over rio- non-payment of interests on stocks issued in name even thi serious reduction of : pries of State functionaries' all hav* been .in lt. those last t-w days, when foreign creditors hnd final!) onsented to an arrangement with the rallwnj companies, which, if not satisfactory, the besl that rould be hoped for, the new Portuguese Cabinet, suddenly and without no ti, ?. has published a "con?/enlo" thal rnakea ii" this arrangement to which nothing was winnini- bu- the Portugueae Government's consent, Between bankruptcy ut home and a pai ,, repudiation abroad, the choice h;u? fallen ..ri the totter flence :h*- wrath of Franc.-, wh >s p. vd have largelj Invested in the defaulting railways Hence, different uh the circumstances are, a lesson to America nor t,, tr* the eoatly ??\p.i nu.*nt of fi-.... trade with England, against . standard of gold In exchange there is no \* anon i*tt bul the protection "t bonn- in? dustries which will dis),-ns.* with the necessity mt rac ting debts toward her. Th.* timely levying ol customs duties would not, Indeed, have Portugal from 'be natural results of a ii:,,ucla! mismanagement thal led ti-*r Into debi beyond her power to pay for public worka un? able t.. pay for themselves And b-r home pro duct! m, however protected, could not have ra a mnnetar* balance which, m bai aaa, monometallism was bound constantly to destroy. Bul through all her misfortunes Portugal bas iv en a fair example of what it is Impossible for , ? rj, vornmeni i i s rcompllsh, steered by what? ever political party. First n governmenl cannot create money by printing paper bills; somewhere there must be in reserve the precious metals In value corraapond Ing ',- ile face value of the lilli-- Becohd, whew the carrying trade and a considerable portion of th. necessary imports of a nation ure in the banda *.f s countr* llk>- England, admitting only m. gold standard of exchange, ;i government cannot protect its necessary reserve of gold otherwise Mian by the imposition of sufficient customa dutjee on the imports from that <oun trj". Income taxes or State monopoMea, specula? tion In free coinage (Portugal even tried the des? perate expedient of importing French silver). new-fangled loans at borne or inoratorla of pay? ments abroad?all are without avail so long as the essential leak In th.* finances remains un plugged I 'I" not speak of the direct difficulties I by Hrltlsh capital for Portuguese credit In Igg] Britta a vi.-w to gaining from Portugal what siiH remains of her Colonial dominion In Africa Third, when s count*** is already tabor? ing under tnonetarj dlfBcultlea (which even in ri.ii America threaten a i"iig Bannctal crista), ti" rnmenl can expertmeni safely arith free trade th- ops thal only add to the already .-x Istlng .lille ullies of tin national revenue. I. |a |?,ssiiib- thal Portugal is t...> small a coun? try for American economlata to atudy In lt ex? perimentally the relations .>f nvmey exchange With hone production and foreign commerce. lim arter thc bare settled th.- queatlon of bt nietulllsnf and protection wltli.ni'. reference to each ..ther or to the facts of thc case taken la their entirety, the, max receive an unevxpected and forcible lesson from tm experience of Ameri? ca tts-lf M anwhlle an artful amenity af Portu <-ii. s. tiuiitic-s mu*, bs found In a measure Just adopted The etty of Porto is t,. oelebrate the fourth sentenary of the death ..f the Infante Henrique, fourth nop ,,i" John I. t,, whom Btore than to an) other ls owed thal kraal colonuu em? pire which for a time brought Portugal toto tne front rank of nations The <'< .vennncnt. arith n<> strain on itu budget, contributaa for 'ts shara p, the solemnity by putting on the market an Issue of postage stumps which an- t" be good for two days only. At the first announcement Bingle London lions.* has given orders tu the vain- of .'.o.iSKi franca. Spain not unlike portugal, has for many rea? sons i.n dickman! In developing lu-r undoubted natural reao-nrcaa siie has perhaps av,,i,i-d a similar mlamanagetrient of her public debt; but du io .. has burned lier lingers with railways and public works, she has tampered dangerously with her uanking reserve, mid she has had the burden of a hett'-v military expense. On the other hand, she bas practically had a blme tallie currency, of which the silver at least can? not bc drained from her. This is because she does not belong to the Latin I'nia-n. f.?t which i-i, ,i, her coins do ii'.t pa.-c current beyond the I-vreneer,. The eas- ka different with italy, whose silver lira, though not Ol th- same In? trinsic value as th.- Pren -h fran . passes ctirreiit for it legally, and has tn grea.1 measure actually crossed the Alps to the fjreal loss of ready money al hone bul i MM o all. kn the ease of Spain, a consistent policy of proti rlion ha* so f ii r assured ii,ni" pn lu tn industry and agriculture. Thai ls Wpuln ha* had until now ? fair amounl of lab prjapulatkntj a-.id ready maine-, to band i bel -with to pay for tabor. r,.r it should b- remembered that with the lack of ';??? d m il ?- Uhot sutler far mon thai, the ? ol tra le. Il is later specially bs paid in ready oath. The present res ats I :' tt Navarre to tii- new ixe w>hlcta i ??? ? d im j.artlallv on tin- whole c.nntry i- due to some? thing .pure una an-; With "ith-r the pro e tariffs or th<- (|U"sti ??! of currency. It ls ? result ol tnt old rivi! division-, with the alis'iiii* "fueros" or constitutional rights of the different provinces, which have always pre? vent-.i Rpain from becoming one bomogsMOH natipn like P*rance. Ii spit* of the presence of i mi, ol thi gravesl slements if national hunk ruptcy, Bpatn baa pi -served her financial credit in th- main. This, again., can. "td." be due to the fact that he; monetary sy*t<em and her eco? nomical .? -li'-y haw ti"- al "ii" and the same time fought witta ea t. other, and violated those Inevitable laws which regulate internattraMl commerce Bbc has n ? >revlaed lier tariffs in the sense of free -rad- when there was already a deib'i' in h".- revenoe* In ir.-lv the altua>tlon chapgei again, lt has become complicated with the apolitical ne *?*?*? ties of th.- Triple Alliance, requiring a ? ?.ui-tant military exapei Iltur*, ? ? which tha- American pay menr of pensions la I :ritling burden Then, in some parts of th- country, all the conditions of supply an.l demand have been ^'hanged in the last few .vars Thus, in Melly, IBS Ameri? can demand fair oranges and other fruits has gone down with the facilities of traneportattaM from California; the cruds winer have cased to be a necessity to aFrench manufacture, and the sulphur mines a tarcely i>ny for sr arkins. All this is over snd shove .1 ivpemnnuated s-stem of landholding In man) par*- of u- cotoitiy, an odious excise collection b) even tlie smallest municipalities, witta the consequent multiplica? tion of pani functtonariei and peculation, and a senseless expenditure on needless public works by the <; ivernment, which has ala I sh every? thing to ? -I->urag. ruinous building speculattosj In town- and .-i? i.-s. As a consequence, Italy haa now to provan** agalnsi f.mr financial difficulties: First, the payment of Intered on a 1 rushing public dotti; second, an annual expenditure, aliuoel beyond h-r resources, on needs ab la unwilling t ? forego; third, a reorganisation of her entire oinking system, wlatta a corni. reconMltution of the metallic reaerve; fourth, thi rei erj of her trad with -ii- return of h-r silver currency. To do all this, Sign 11 Bonn In ? baa proposed few economies and many taxes on land, to half its revt :me in some cases; a>t. aper* mal Incomes, und even on the sal His only pr.posal which meets with universal approbation lias been tn removi th? exel u muni Lpal ;.ix on pn>vlslons from toema I 1 the frontiers ol thu klngd tn, when a protective tariff will 1... ".ally take its >place. Th- excise WteM W - ? .- ?" Iii ats msnlfM '1- in Blclly, owing, In ??..'". I > thc vexa t hi b ll allowed to lo-al fune ttonaries In inti li correspoi I- to what an Inc tm tax mlgl ? ? . ll) be ma l< ;? ?? ?? ma. ,.. 1 ....... j,i default of knowl Mlg- as to :n- vi- 1 ? which she proposes to issn- from hei difficulties What li already plain from the itriea th sledtterw ranean ls sufficient I ? .. lew practical conchs* tl ma In this time of financial erna's. Kirs-, protective ts lita w igli lat leas n-a\1ly on popular sentiment -han internal lassa, which are almos .?? n< essary >altarnal \ s-citnl. even wh- ??. not put money into th- national treasury it serves to k-?ep it there. Third, tii.- governmeri which, in the midst of present-day keen International competition, afloat not proteel Ita a.wn frontiers cotnniereiallv ia as mia h nie victim Of f .reign rivals as the gov? ernment which neglects the inllttary >p>rote>ctloa of the same >frontlen in time of war Flnall] li |s uselees I try to settle the tarlfTs of a country with reference to the absolute needs of hom.- production only. Tue question of money and exchange?of keeping the coon try's gold at hom* -mus* h- taken Into account. France in thc las; twenty-live years, has had causes enough for bankruptcy Rut h-r gobi reserve is double that of Kngland. and sh" has no' giv-n in to English free trail- Pe<rhaps bia i- why she has been aide to rise ab..v.- all difficulties A CA pf AI X'S TATE OW THE SEA. now WAXLAYBM BSD rtOOEBMLTm of a p.avk.v tXlte SHARK- A WORAM IN TIIK AVIM.U.S >STOMACH fine of the oldest sen captains who visit this port leeann who roan ago tefl his faUterlaad to take service m one of tn- English v?..-ls plying between Lon.I.in and the Hast In li-s In conversa? tion a feV. days ag" li- gave an account of his "mast exciting expertcnaC* "A great snarl.' si: I h. . "i,.,d folioWtd US?our was not vary large for live days, on ne of my early voyage* it waa Impuaslhli t satisfy his rai-nous hunger, anal ht swallowed a.rn.s- every, thing thar we threw overhjard. Wt tried Ur vain to capture the animal and almost -tod ltd to give up the attempt Then, unhappily. n:\ cabin-boy died, and xx.*, of ooorst, ma'le preparations fe bury him ns sailors wish i,, i?. hurled, in the depths of the f,e:l. \\> wntched elOWly fair tie shark on the morning a.f th.- funeral na I an Hy nor arlsttlag him to niak- s meal of th- ship's little favortt?- W* ha I not seen him for an hour or more, and be? lieved the time favorable for the burial. But we haal Leen deceived. The body, loa.led with cannon balls to carry lt to the i.ottom of the sen. had Just touched the water when the great shark opened Its mighty jnws and swallowed it The sailors wno hal lowered the body were almos* drawn overboard by the forceful pull of tile shark. "This taps*I'td the seamen beyor.al eiidiiaanee, and they swore that they would kill the creature. They .prepare I a bomb, which was male to .xpio.ie under the water in a certain time, inclosed it in a cowhide snd three it ta' Um shark sj hts h- tgats appeared near the ship. The eonrhide qutakl) disappeared. As a rule the sha-k after getting mMthBSg tr: Its mouth, swam away from the vassal a considerable distance in order to eat the morsel. We. of course, expected lt to do the same thing this time, as th* ship might h.- endangered hy the coming explosion. Hut. to the terror of all Sf us, the shark remained in close proximity to th. vessel, One of th tallon suggested that th- hit. waa not large enough to In? convenience the monster and pcapo>asd thar we muk- a larger package for Ins stomach, lr wan alone as quickly ss po?<il>|c "One oi the seamer: gol S sa.-k which was filled with old rags and other a.?l-ss thlngrs. and threw lt into th" writer Th. law- aapen-'d. but he cauld not get th- stuff down his throat easily, so lu swaal away, to the great a|..|ipht of ali on bonni Hut the finn- ha'l com- for the explosion, and we waited with qulck-beatlna hearts for it. praying that h* would keep away from ?!:>? ship. We coull hHt Bte the gah start ts 'low the BurtUce, when a dull sound was heard, th.- waters parted anal flew tn the air. The shark was divided Into pie.-.s and our danger was past 1 shall never forget a.ur terror while the anima, remained mnir us with that Iximb Iti hu? be! I v.** --? TBS STMBETi OP THE rows BURKES rp from The St Louis Giob.-I'enioerat. "It is not often a man is a witness to burning streets In a tow ti. but I hail that pl.-.sure a few d.ivs eg,." -nd <; w. Douala**, ol i:; l*aso. "Th* utUens of the Vii lac* 'if Lea I'riios. N M.. are In the habit of grading their streets with 'tia* a -cumu? lations or harn-var ls They had done this till the simd, dam ..n 1 manure bad becotni 'horoughly mixed, the manure predominating It seldom rains in that i>art ol' the country, au! the rn inure vhs in as poard*r. From some cans.- lt <-nu~ht (.re in the western pan ol th. vlllac*, Hist aa ona af New .Mexico's typuai sand storms was rising- The wind soon became ;. strong gale, sad tnt una spread rapidly. In lea* thsi ts >ntj minutes the whirling wuiil hail carried th* Hr* Into all parts ,,t the main Ftreets, which ha,i beet agradsd with .-.abc stuff. I.eas.- clouds of smoke raited over ths bailaling* mid out on the iptaln* The whol- n .iv-as w.re darkened, sad ll wa- a grand sigh: to se,, the gr?-at columns of smoke, hr-, sar.,', and ,lus: surg? ing srhlrllng snd darting away toward tat moun? tain- H.id the town h'.t leen built ef mud lt would certainly have been deetroired Tm- st .rm *W*pl the streets ..full barnyard yr..lin;; material, and the \..tr Truces rfllagera will ti.xv- bi ret::.ui# as material accumulaos BIS HUTATJON Al.rot,ETHER Too BOBO From The J-hlladelphia Ha'c.r.l. A weli-luio" 11 ISSllknl Of M tti-> univ has th. rep. utatlon of baaing the beal imitator of tbs .-ails of birds or beasts In the city. His imitation nt the caterwauling Of B Thomas cat ls simply irresistible, and when lu gets ..ut hr 1 the back-yard for prac? tice all the felines for squares ar. soon gathered In close proximity A few nights ago he cam- to grief In an effort to h..ve some fun with a crabbed neh.'hhor Ah nit ll o'clock h.- stationed himself outside ol' a Iward fence surr,.mi'llng the man's res., 1. nc an I ben.in meowing In B low tone, gt.i'l uallv rising, until a high C ii"*-- n*aa u>erfected In u tew minnies th.- window w..- raised and sundry article* were thrown In the illrecii.n. of the sup? posed night howler The howls then in, re is. 1 In volume, Anally- reaching th* ear-cracktng Muallty. The aroused neighbor could stand the racket no longer, and stepping downstairs, opened the door ciuletlv. slipped out. seized a clothen-prop and mad* for trie vicinity of Mr. Thoma*, who at that tim* poked his head above the fence and received a stunning blow, which knocked him Insensible. He was carried home and revived with stimulants.