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WESTMINSTER ABBEY. MU. YATES THOMPSON'S OFFER TWO ALTERNATIVE PLANS FOR A NEW CHAFEIr-A THIRD SUGGESTION ?llB. THOMPSONS CAREER. I, tulon, Februaiv 26. The Brat and most natural itiiT.ulse on hearing of Mr. Yates Th,.mps m's offer to give [38.000 for an annex to Westminster Abbey is om of gratl tude, or, at least, of recognition of Iii-? munlfl ea .. That is fully expressed by Mr. Shaw Lefevre. and by the newspapers. The second ls ? '.ie of Concern for tbe Abbey, Tile third, most doubtful of al! and perhaps even danger [Ma, ls one of Inquiry Into the giver's motives. If this last were to be pressed, lt would be necessary to quote Mr. Tates Thompson's stipu? lation, "that the nome of Die ,],,nor bc legibly Inscribed on atone somewhere near and Inside of the main entrance." Perhaps never before di 1 a would-be benefactor attach auch a condition t , hli gift. Ther- is a sufficient comment in "Thc stu-i ..vt": "Th,- gratitude of the nation mlghl be trusted to oommemorate so considerable a gift." Mr. Yat-s Thompson may or may not perceive the Intention of Unit sentence or under? stand th- rebuke lt Impllea That, however, is a personal matter; a question of good taste, and comparatively unimportant. What ls Important ls rh.* Intent which undi riles the offer. There can be ii,, il,.ubi what it is. It comes out clearly in th.* i.-t.-r which Mr. Yates Thotnpaon has written t,, tin* First Com? missioner of Works. Mr. Shawl.* fevre, who lias by virtue of lils office, a kind of jurisdiction over the Abbey. Thara arc two distinct plans for en? larging the Abbey, and Mr. Thompson i> I ? Strongly in favor "f ons of tb,* two as to be a... lng P. give nearly $20<).U'd toward carrving it out. His offer is conditional upon the adoption ,,f the s.-heme whbh he approves, and th- rejection "!' th,- other. No wonder it is aol accept-l offhand. Mr. sii.iw-'L fevre may nol be the moai judicious of men or an ideal First Commissioner of Works. But he has, luckily, the timidity of his opinions lie submitted, as he was bound lo, Mr, Thomp? son's proposal to ih.* Oovernmenl and tlie an? swer of th- <'i,.v.*niiii-nt is that circumstances impose upon them the necessity of very full con? sideration in dealing with tbe matter. What are the circumstances? The first of them is the admitted fact that there ls no more room tn the Abbey itself for monuments, ,.r even for modest memorials, to the great dead. On this point the Royal Commission of ls91 was unanimous. They were unanimous, also, in recommending that some addition be mad- to th Abbey In ord-r to provide the space which ls now wanting. They could not agi"* ns to what the addition ought to be. but divided in equal numbers on th.- two st themes laid before them. The result of course was that nothing was done and the matter has sine lain dor? m-ant. It was the business of th- Ministry to determine which of the two plans, if either, should be undertaken, and how could you ex? pect a Ministry with Home Rule on hand to give Ita mind to Westminster Abbey? Neither the late nor the present Ministry lind time to spare for such matters. The two rival schemes cannot be clearly ex? plained -without plans, but the essential points In which they differ may perhaps be mad- in? telligible to those who know the building 'and the ground. Both of them contemplate pulling down four houses in Old Palace Yard, which not only obstruct the view of Henry Seventh's Chapel but are a constant source of dancer to the Ab? bey from fire. Why these dangerous houses have not been levelled long since nobody without a Ministerial mind would be able to explain, un? less on what may be caUM the American ground that "there are no politics in lt." This sort of sluggishness and this indifference to the possi? bility of an Irreparable public calamity are not peculiar to England. The National Library of France, incomparably the noblest collection of books In the world, and certainly the one most Impossible to replace if destroy.-,!, has been left exposed to far more serious risks than Weat min9ter Abbey. The Library is housed in build? ings which are not fireproof, eurround-d by other buildings not much better than match wood. Something ls now being done, thanks, I believe, mainly to IC Tyookroy, and when it is done the risk will be diminished, but not removed. Of the two schemes for providing monument space In connection with the Abbey, one proposed that the new chapel should be built where the Abbey Refectory once stood, south of the i'r>-:it Cloister and on a line with the Nave. This scheme has, admittedly, many merits. The new chapel would be, as the Commissioners remarked, "in the very core" of the Abbey precincts, and some of It-s oldest masonry would make j,art of the new structure. There are many other con? siderations of convenience and of sentiment as well as of architecture, but the one which to most people is decisive ls the fact that the new chapel thus situated "would be hardly if at all visible from the outside." I know of no argument which can be -weighed against that. You have only to consider the havoc that has been wrought in the 6o-called restoration of ancient fabrics* at St Albans, for example,?and the horrors which have ?been perpetrated in the form of new buildings, of which the Law Courts are perhaps the moat signal Instance, or, at any rafe, tba largest, There are, no doubt, many acCx*4npUahed archi? tects, and Mr. Pearson, who bas advised on the Abbey, ls one of them, but neither h.* no.- any? one else ought to be allowed to touch the Abbey eave upon clear proof of absolute necessity, and then to do as little as possible, and that little to be as unobtrusive as possible. These axioms, however, did BOl seem axioms to that one-half of the Royal Commission .which preferred the alternative plan. They would have Mr. Pearson erect a chapel on the site ,,f the housi to be demolished, close to Henry Seventh's Chapel, and in full view fr..tn the street. This edifice ls to be "connected with the Aliboy by a cloister leading from Poet's Corner round the northeast side of the Chapter House,** and ls to be a "considerable building." It would cost a great deal more than the sum Mr. Thompson offers, but only the "first part" would be erected now, and this could be done tot BOtnetbtng lesa than $200,000. lt seems probable that, in Mr. Thompson's vi-w. the very visibility which COU denis it In the opinion of the judicious, ls n recommendation. The man who could stipulate In writing that his own name should !,?? "legibly Inscribed on stone somewhere near and inside of the main entrance" would be pretty certain t ? desire that the building which ls to perpetuate the patronymic of Thompson should ba 'taelf also conspicuous. It may be blasphemous to question the anani mous decision of a Royal Commission, and | will not venture to surgest anything more than tba advisability of the appointment of nnother Royal Commission to reconsider the whole aubje t. For there is. In truth, a third method of dealing with the admitted difficulty, and that is t , clear away a good many of the existing monuments In the Abbey Itself, and no make room f.r th.- de? serving who are to come. QrOSt numbers of these are memorials to people who ha.] no claim to a memorial at all. They found their way tn by Jobs pr favoritism, or. to express lt mora kindly, by private affection working ?n th amiable weakness of the custodian of the Abbey at the time. Why are they to remain? They have neither merit In the subject nor beauty tn the treatment. Many of them are huge and hideous. Few of them are **,. ancient as to acquire a right by prescription. They have not grown venerable by time, and they never will Their presence belittles the memorials of those who have a right to be there, dwarfs them In slae, and reduces the value of the Abbey as the resting place of the great men who have done great service to their country. The history of England would be complete without them; the history of the Abbey would be Infinitely moro Impressive when once a clean sweep had be*n nade of the nonentities whom all the world scognlaea as intruders. If Mr. Thompson likes 0 give part of his money to this object, which night be (ailed tbe elesjpatng of the Abbey, he votild, I bcli.v., seem to posterity a much more leser-ring figure than if he found the funds foi m exp, ne by Mr. Pearson An irchltectural competition between the fifteenth ind Ihe nineteenth centuries can hav*' bul one esult. Why should Mr. Thom,.s.'ii desire to have ? is na,.,,- legibly Inscribed on the stones of .< nonumental disaster? This is. perhaps Mr. Tates Thompson's Anal .flori p. connect himself arith the history of hla time, and there ls always something path-tic In , the n itlon of finality, as ther- u In thal of un -ucceasful ambition. He bad a good start He waa s.cr-tary to Loni Bpencer during Lot Spencer's first Vleeroyalty of Ireland, In i*>'><" U. Such a post almost always leads to so ? - laing, il- comes I think, of a Liverpool fam? ily, rich and reapeetable. li- ta is always bira -, if been a man of fortune, and bo! long ag.. In ? . fortune, larger than his own. He has tried hard to gel Into p 'Utica, wooing one ?onatltuency after another, all vainly. The loora of the House of Commons remained ob? stinately shut to him. A number of years ago i.tarried the daughter of Mr. George Murray Smith, hims, if i, milli, naive. The daughter la . of those accomplished and beautiful women who have som' times i.n found Irresistible by the most obdurate constituencies, lld marriage made bim, directly or Indirectly, owner of th< "Pall Mall Gaaette," and he remained owner till he sold it t * Mr, Astor. The i mtrol of s considerable newspaper la also supposed t., smooth a mai,'s pathway i i Parliament. In Mr. Thompson's case nothing availed. He baa abilities and character, and these other various Influences to h- lp him, and yel I Imagine thal he has by this time relinquished his hopes of political distinction. Th- failure, If ll be e failure, entitles him lo respectful sympathy. Just as lils generosity entitles him to th- b.I will of ile- tunion h.- means to benefit. But neither i,ne nor ihe oth-f gives him ,i righi t . spoil Westmlnater Abbey, ??)? oven t > try experiments mi tin- most Interesting edifice in langland. d. W. S. PRINCESS IRENE. THE will: OJf PRINCE HENRY OF I'Kissia. Princess Henry ,,t Prussia wife of Emperor Will? iam's only biotier, is probably the lesst fav ri I, both ss far us beauty and brilliancy of Intellect irs ?oncerned, of the daughters of the late Grand Duke ?f Hess, .mi hv Consort, Princess Alice, 1 cond laughter of Queen Vlctoris. Her Bisters, th.- dr.md im. ii.ss Serglua of Rusa v Princess I.-.nd ..f Bat tenbsrg and let- uninurn-,I sider. !'? Mil ill tin-' women renowned foi- their loveliness .md their cleverness, Inherited fr-.m their talent) i r; whereas Princess Irene md her brother, the relgnlBg Grsnd Duke, take fur more after tl lr rather, who wis heavy both In mini snd bod) Prin .-s Irena was born bi Isa*, lust In the midst jf the Seven Weeks' \kdr, when her furber was sailed upon to light srslnsi ids own brothers win, iver*.- In th- Prussian service, snd against hla broth ?r-la-law, th- lats Emperor Fri i ? I was tln* two cavalry regiments oder her father's spe ?i.ii command that, both officer* and men, acted ss sponsors si her christening, There is probal >i ii.-r Princess In Europe who baa ever had two i regiments la Heu "f godfathers, The name of Irei ?? was bestowed upon her by way ? I graUtude fi r ths restoration of j- ice, snd Bhe used always lo bs kn-,wu iu ber younger days st Dannstadi -kind. ,,r "Child of Pi I After h.r mother's death from diphtheria ll wss tbe latter's elder slater, the now wldowi i Empress Fri l< v v.. a ho en i- svore 1 as far bs i look ,,f;. r the children, and lt was ; i that led t" Prince ll-my's falling In love sit! I cousin. Tbs match was strongly opposi i by prince Ulsmarek. ..ii tl,*- ground of tina * lunn i ei.-,i|..n-)i!;, of the cousins. But when prince Henry declared thal hs w.iiid remain single sll his life uni. were allowed t ? marry Princess Irene, consent sras riven, snd thb wedding took place In IMI si ("har lottenberg. In the presence of the dying Em Frederick, this being Ihe lasl public ceremoi which ic- waa pi ? i me of Ihi -1 Idest - Indeed, wai thal presented by the Emnei ir, i too Break t>> stand, alvina hla vole, lesa Messina afti r the ceremony, to his favorite s rn snd his daughter-in law, wbo, having been born In timi of wai snd ml ?ry, was entering upon her new life ..- s wlfi I , time when the whole nation was .uicu more son .-? ll - Prince vt. 1 l'i ti i. -* IP hiv to ,k up ti,, li dence at tb.- royal castle ??!" Kiel, where they have liv.d ever sui -. and where their only son, little Prince Waldemar, wus born. Although a charmine, and lovable child, yel ll ls whispered In court cir? cles that he ls both desf and dumb, thus furnish? ing :i proof of tbe groun ls for rrii-.--. Bismarck's opposition to this union ,,f blood re Ut lom Tl - diction ls kept as fir ss possible ., secret, Bnd haa never before appeared In print, nt any rate In Oer mn ny. willie Princess Irene ls lesa brilliant then h. r sisters, she ls perhaps more Interested In p throplc movements than any other member of d i family and si Kid she la greatly liked by both rid, and poor. Her favorite smusemeni i . ami she d Infinitely mon- skilful uni, ir,.- rifle than husband, who ma) be described bs the mosl un lu, kv sportsmsn of the Germen Emplr. Borne time ss > s hlle on ng exp it i rfu, he stumbled, and In falling, 1> rn barrels of his gun were discharged, ii Qreek ?.?? nth man bi ? the i iyal party being severely wounded. Four previously he had a similar adventure near, i. Baden, thst tim- the accidents! discharge of his H'm Inflicting dangerous wounds on one of the cum. keeper* of lu- ur eic, rh.- ri . ming (".rand 11 ike The unfortunate mun wus Incapa. I ta ted from furth*?r service by his wound.-, snd ls nota In receipt ,.f a handsome pension from the Grand duke and from Prince Henry, Moreover, there ls s story current ,n English court circles to the effect thal when wi.il.* staylns si Balmoral, his grandmother inquired of him at dinner at th- dos- of b da) a deerstslk inc; what sport be bud bud. be airily replied, "Oh! I haven't killed any stag, but" (with pride) "I man aged to wound several " An swed silence followed this astounding remark. Queen Victoria's fsce la lld v. have been a picture; and from thal time forth h<-r Prussian grandson bus never been en? couraged to indulge lr. deer-slalklng. A MAINE BUMMER RESIDENCE CBAISED DOWS From Tb'* Lewiston Journal. A li,,st,m mun wh,, bu ? prett; ono er ri ld< nee up near the i. or the Grand Trunk in Northern Maine mutely Indicates that he "hsa been v.* i'? ll, for-." Over the roof of this dwelling runs a stout iron r..d. i...th ends <..inlric d.,wn over the eaves. To lha <? ends heavy chain* ur.- stl n h. 1 and at- fastened solidly Into tho ledge by meana ?.f rings, 'Th- atable and 'li- "miner houses sre llke chalned down, and 'tis ressonsble to expeel that th.lilith lunns or Boreas and all the ri the wind- may rani end blow, thal partlculsr sum? mer resident will f-nd hi property sticking fast to the rock when be returns with the robin.*. a ia ur BLACR nnl.E. Prom Ths Bakersfield Callfornlsn. Borne weeks sgo B. it. Coopsi was oui hunting when i" lune across a black eagle. He Anally shol lt in ihe winn-*, willi v<-.y fine Mict. This mad.* lt unabb to By, snd so he raptured lt. alive. Little dsmage was done by the snot, and the bird h. i non thoroughly re. >ver< i and can any day i,,- seen in its cagejby tbe wster lower. The bird is young and a female, Th- strange thing ls thsl the eade ha* lesrn. I lo Ilk- Mr. Cooper. Ii ?i,i come to bim when he ?"*s Into iii** cage, snd be can handle it as much as hs pleasea lt l* wont to eal meat oui of his hand, and In many w.u\s act* unlike I,lack eagles, Which, th*- saying: ls, can never be tamed. The bira measures '', feet <j indi.* from tip to tip of its winga aad weighs about fifteen pounds. .yo Tinri.F.s OAR STOP A BABB From The Loudon (liol,,-. A frilow-x*-ampalgnsr with th*- late General Cure ton, who died nt Kearsney, near Dover, this week, ^.nds ii", the following story Illustrative of tb. gallsnt ollie rs sana froid winn on active service. During the Kaffir War Genera! Cureton and ihr.-e oilnr ..filets w.re slttlnij In fl bell tem playing whist by the llghi of ? candi.- stuck In ? bottle. a d.-suitory hr.- wm kept ap by lbs enemy, bul of this no notice was taken, sith nigh Beveral shotH psjHu i cleo, t brou arti the lent. Presently, however, a bullet struck ih.* bottle candlestick, putting Uie Unlit out Tn. .-ards wm.- carefully laid face down? ward, and, calling out th- aiiard, Oeneral Cureton oi len i them to pour s volley In the direction of the Hiing lb* then procured soother bottle, relit the cardie, sod th. game was quietly finished, <: n .rai cureton and his partaer wununa the rubber. nu. cow ATTACERD nu: LOCOMOTTTB. Pron The Philadelphia lb-cord. A striking example Of the Instinct of maternal de? votion In the animal kitiK'i".... snd al the sam" time s curious Incident, were witnessed by scores of peo? ple at Wtssahlckon station yesterday, a sleek-look? ing cow, with a happy-go-lucky calf at ber sid,, wandered upon tbe rallrosd Hacks Jual as a train pulled up ut tbe dspot The sow -mi across the track ahead of ths engine, bul ii.-r ..rrsprinK. with the recklessness of youth and curiosity ot Inexperi? ence, lingered to dispute me path Tba engmeer crowded air on his brake*, but the calf dl*aii|>eare.| beneath the cowcatcher. l-.ver.vbodv looked for veal cutlets; but as the locomotive slowaQ up and Stopped the calf calmly stood up under the holler between the dlTOng-WheelS. The cow h.ard the bleat of alarm and caught sight of her calf. ^n^ unhesitat? ingly attacked the Mg Iron horse and vainly en? deavored to horn it off the track, bawling angrily the while. A newabov. after a deal of maneuver? ing. manAged to puah the calf between the drlv iriir-whe-ix. and cow and calf moved leisurely off, ns though nothing had happened. A BOON FOR THE POOR. AIMS OP THE PROMOTERS OP THE PflOVI DENT LOAN ASSOCIATION. MONET TO B : IDVAX< 111. AT A LOW KATI' OP 1N TRRRST * PAWNIIROKKRir (*ORRt*T*T!OH KIM' ? ?? all thi i lt na which ha re I ? n d< irised to ;; ? ?.'. ie wli . ar- vi rtlms of the i ? um ssmpled |x rlod of di tn as, and of thoa* wira...I- pinched for temporary loan* of small suma in oi-dln in I nea all the v ai i- rh ipa the b al oi. |? mal wt-! h : In Ih* bill Introduce I ? mbtyman sh. m. ld, which haa passed th- As? sembly, in behall of the Pi ivldenl ?Loan Society of New-York. Th* approval of th* Benale, which there I* no reai in lo suppose will be srlthheld, and the ilgnature of the Governor are only needed to have tl, - aalul ? -. ai I law | u to ,", th* statute i... .k The miserable excuse offered b) a few Assemblymen who opposi I the bill, that it mlghl b* operati I aa a eehlcle for the advance- | ment of privat.' Interesta In <>th< r words, that lt waa primarily mea ni aa a monej makins concern, lust as the bu In** "f any ordinary pawnbroker la? could hoi have been made ran-tously, for the - n known nol only in New york but tl. ir-.h an 1 br* i Ith of the land an .ur mg Ihe mosl unselfish snd public few of them i'..madias Van l< rbllt, .-? th I. w, Frederic H Ooudert, John i>. Crlmmln*. William IC i' Ige, Charlea s Fair? child. .1. I'l-ri" ur H .rgnn. a Irian laelln, tbram & Hewitt, Oswald Ottendorfer, aCharlea t Smith tad ' . ISV ll. S -hw.th. ? ? the 150 pawnDrokera In thia city, the agree I ty ,.r whom have grown rich al the expense of the poor who i.tompeili I b] taw to pty In ? th* rate of M i. ni on any sums thai ma) abeadvanci I to Ihem, Ihen ii **ca?ely mi* who la nol idi pl In thoa* peculiar i dltle il nw thodt by which :? i i : '? "?? ? upon to d ? bidding | lera while laughing In their - ? at th- almpletona to whom they proudly ref ??mv ?? mstltu " The aum which alheae persona ] c.,:i ifford to ? ntribute tram the enormoua proflta of tleir i ualneaa for tbe - ipi orl of a lobby at the State Capitol ls put a* 1 and ric- activity with which their sgents In i bill and wi I. ii i rop ae* a reduction ? i | enl iii the rate of Inti pawnhi ikera makea lt certsln thal th< cl . pawed in tr. yeal ii rtulnl) goo l ? :i oi:,:. nd probably for many thousands ra .re. The a< ivl i with wi fl , provl lenl I/o .ri s ot New-York is i 1 by rt.- money-lend th* lr a ni ; ? ? i well foi pu irltj ,.v snvKiag HOPEIi koii ?? Do you e x peel ? i ? w j,. Cn irtty Orga I which Mr. Shelli, d Introduced, ? . f.,i ,, n,..? i makins a rei: i know," be Mid ? ' n I g to prevent .. of the ric ;i ire sn i lt- final Indorsement by tic <; ivi rnor. Whetht ifter I ?? <? * .... list el ? \ n sr* cn' a r. ic wal of Hf<, I An! in thal ca**. 1 ?' til 1. IV* I ? tra-* t,. the i.l f'i'.h of the I I perm mi i y, snd when j i i?k n lt* |c ? ... ' ' i pi I ? ? ? : ? i, r ? '. me Ide* a i Rei i ?: <;-..??.? ? ? plan, which "Tl ? ? ?...-. ... teal ? light We l t and we ri from h.ipi- ? . ? ? . ti i-'. r i . ne of the wai ? ' "What I ? lo tha ' ; "Wo ? I Mr. I De Poresl f I repi I lt ls really l tall have not yet be* Itali be : : ' h. ..r an I el h n. i'i haa lo ot! i into ??' ? however, ). ia bi ? n di I l< i up ni rom a careful . semination of th. er I of lt la Impossibl ? I erma As a matt of fact, a,in- purpose ii. r f.,rni III Which ll ? . i r.v!.' it ever fall : uv- lt arti Th- oi, .? p ? ? . ty will ?? .me from i ls ex pressly limit) i i ? th* leg il rat* " "YoU Ile ? a.'. I f BIX PER ' "Tiiat is )uai what l noan, it in ti,.- intention of the aoclet) to 1. nd ra me) at th . r. t rat. ?latent with business | md thi cont*m plat. I oriainslly putting in their charter a pi limiting thc i tte of Inten t :?? be chai ?? d to one balf of >pawnbrokers' rates, ,.r a ? sum; but upon exsmln itlon lt * I thai th* <'"ti atltutlon ot New-York forblda lb* p>asslng of any pit', it.- law fixing tic- rai.- of Interest, snd s.> such a provision In ths charter would hav* made it un ? tutlonal Thia matter will be legulated by th* ind Inl il will i??? fixed ta l lin.- b. foi it the lowest i itt ni wll ii i'ii.-1'c -? ? pi Ini Ipi ? ." "Mtve you any ? n m. ni to make t tuchli tmendmi ni to th. bl ; aa originally Introd Mr De Porei : ?.i- ai "1 f?. i calli I ni on," lu sad, "| . , | *ur prise at tb- .'ci. lac ai adopted by the Assembly llrnltltcc thc bu itlon of the charter to three yean i i. ar, a ill rend, r it practically valu While i' is intendi d to i ; ...tress, it is distinctly intended aa a p>ermanenl scheme for helping tie- poor, snd I doubt if the rorporatora wll! !??? willing to pul upon themeelvea tbe burden and espa*nse "f orgsnlslng ihe business unlesa th.v a in look forward to its being a means .?( perms ic : ? ind ls it lng.l " Mr, ie- Fop i sllowed r;?*-- reporter ta. take som* facia and n>xurea finn the >advsace aheeta of au article which haa been prepared by a merni tha t*hai Organisation Koclety for "The Cha ri? ll ? Review." U .tans out ?nii an Interi- ting larj "i thi ?? i - a hi h have led Bp lo the itlon of the I'r.vid'iit l-oan Hoclety of New York, and explain* thal Institution* lo assist i.r i.i-i-' In temporary need by making amati luana on ital" t nea on art:. ;?? ,,? dally use have been in existence lu Europe for SM yean an i under il..- nil", .Mon. rid..ns, ,,r Mountain of Charity were . I on a larger a ? ,|. ,,, |;.,mi. ,,,, j ,,,.'. I'ai il Htatea In the atxteenth ?.-ntnt \ by Pope Bia tua V than a?].. a ||. I e. Th- beal known ot thees in In Parla lt ls called the Mont de Pl*t*. Bom* are in operation also In Italy, .'-pun. Austria, Uermany, Holland, and . ime other coioiMc , .ucl na- under Oovernmeni or mu? nicipal sui" rvisloii. Th* rate of Interest ls iud jual high cn..imh i > cover the cst ,,r keeping th* pl?'. tea and th* regular running expen e* .,r the place, Including a moderate return on th* r>??uii-..i capital King 'Frederick William of Pniasla even W'l.t io tar as to authorise, in ISM, a rival loan office tl Berlin, " le remedy .. want which ls gen sraily recognised, and as the municipality of Merlin has not yat found lt In Its Int,?r.-st to estahllnh a public loan olflce under li admlnlstratton ami u. ai.rdance with the principles of roy own ordin? ance In ISM." Tn.- report for the year ISM <.r the Mont de l-iete in Carl-, which wa Brat opened In 1771, is given in ihis article, and shows that tba am..um int in MU was M.000,000 francs. Then were renewed from the previous :.ear loan* to the amounl of 22,000,00(1 francs, making ??' total ,.f 60,000,000 franc..' This would ropreseni lu round number about 112,000,000 In return for the temporsr* us.- .,1 thi* enormouii sum of money, 2,300.000 dlffereni articles were plnceo in pawn, making sn average loan on each article of about Pi. The borrower has from twelve to four teen months' grace aftai th* loan has bscom* du* lu which t'. redeem ih- article; otherwise, it ls sold at pul.he auction, and if it brim's mora than tba amount due. the mirplu* ls r. turned to the bor rower a.s 1 bonus, of the arUdes aold in i*:.i IM p-r eehi realised more than waa du* on them on 7.s p.-r cent of tha arti' I-- th* Institution lost and 9.1 per cent realised exactly the amount due u-sn than I p 1 , ? 1.1 ol Ih* article* pledg, d bad to be ""bl. lu the city of Carls lhere ,,,.. ,,?,r,. Kian tw.-niv in in"h office* where artlclea may b- deliv? ered and small loan* obi Ugjd- The goods, too .110 insured agalnsi lire i" the um.,uni ,,; money thal hus i.ecn advanced on them. The minimum lunn nt the Mont d* PWtS la fl ? ? nts, au! the rate nf Interest oovering all the mnniim* espeatet Ih about T per cent per annum. THI 'ROYAL PAWW <'MK K VS ni-'l'LiK. S.me figures are glVefl in the |>ni?*r showing re? sults of the operations of the royal pawn office in Merlin, where th? eonilltlan* are almost similar to those existing In this elly, the Prussian law permitting private pawnbrokers to charge .4 per? cent per annum, which ls within 8 per cent of wruit the law In this State allows. In the year 1M9-9U the royal pawn offices of Merlin 1-nt ian .10,'m-o article* 11,956.000 or ab at 5.000,000 marka, au aver? age la tm A case of C.. Ths smallest sum advanced wis of. <-n*s. If ren-wils from the previous yeer ar- Included, th.- t'tal amount Involved was *?.m M Of tb* ""?'?" axrtlcles upon which temporary loans to the extent of 7(0,000 m rks were id th* city 'af Cologn'S-OB-the-Rhln* In ll average loan was swrnetniiir lesa than elghi marks, or .i>,,u. lsd, and only i -, ??? cant or .iii '.i" ai pk tged remaln-l unredeemed. The Interesl rdint lo the amounl of the loan*, but the average nats was lesa than n per cent per ti in the tame year In Frankfort-on-the-Maln 102.0 I i were tefl aa security for aJCO.000 maries, once more tnaklna the average tn ? w* cast almost Lau. . ? ium !??::? In thia plac. ? i only 1.* per cern of all the articles pledged had i.. '. ,| i. The i i ol the -ute of tnten 12 per cent. Ki the clo ie of the y? ir. after lng all expenses, BOO wa* on bani, and thia ami I io the Pension Fund, set saide for th* sm p|.f the Institution. deference I* nasde to the Workingmen a Loan As 'i'la-, in, which waa si In IJoston, under a special chsrter, on linea similar to thoss "f ti- Mont d? l'\.'-',f. The average loan last y.-ar, whl<-h waa on chattel mortgages, waa is: snd th- association is paying H i""' e*n( dlvl to th- stockholders. Th.* article closes with thia o tit: "Flrsl The society would advance as near to Ihe r a value of the obje. t pledged poe "gecond while pawnbroker* charge si regular rat" ,,f Interest, vis;, 30 p r cenl per annum. .metlmes more, thia wcletj probably need nol mole than 12 11 r cenl per annum; i these transactions would grow In th" course ol years, o lesser charge mlghl cover the rui ".nu- ex l>enses, and the rat" of Ihten ' could therefore be I lllced. "Third will!.- pawnbrokers, as li well known. ur,- vr>- rigid about >gettlng what is due them al ti,-proper time, without, as a rule, giving any grace I',.. lld alv?, i) als to twi Ive ac" tl ?' time, aft.-r the loan matured, to redeem il"- pl "Fourth The society would facilitate repayment of the amount* lent, by allowing th" borrower to refviv in Instalments. "fifth The borrower. If the srtlcle pledged by bitn baal to be s,.!d. after the time of grace bad ex? po,-1. would have the tua ran.f a fair public gn.it al auction, and would n Iv* back itu amount that the sale a,f the article pledged would realise over th>- amount due .ite! expenaei aaf sale." H<>\v IT IS DONE IN Rl'SSl v. I. OoMenberg, the Editor of a monthly pub'l called "Ft"" Russia," '.'A the writer I; aw the business of pawnbroking is eirri"l on In tli" Icy capital of the .-:? u northern empire of the Csar. The plan of the H ? ? de Ptetf he -">' 1. prevails In St. Fetersbui-g, loo, with some variations, i<*ir the prindpl. - isme. Tha- enterprise '? ? under ? ??.;. bul ontj t >1 I and it!ver a ???? ???? i in pas: . "Th" a\enilte fate of lnf't" ??!??. commercial transsctlons," he laid, "12 per cent, la Ibe mm which the Governmenl i nnlt* ira If you pl ?'? ."? i i ???ti arti ia] \ ai co: .1 (aka th. m i it i or two at a time; you must releane them In just ns they have been off red and n .:-.| in the lane. Tl ? ? ular pawnbroking . Hoare 1 by i iw In S Petei li r ? ind ll her*; n< v rtheh ???. lt I r of ? lime* he ird of | rw and other un ir- ..;,. i-i led I hi ' tj T ch .r. '? wh .' :'?'?. Ilk '. i ni - call th. m n ac n bul their - ' poor |. to | , . i l i". ik. ' ? ns, whick n ty* don* b ' pledge ( ? . . ? .. ?? . ?i. tim' < ti- ? "of the pla i ? ' ? . ? ? ? ? ' ? cnn too i yd /?'"** roy." ... ' I ton! I.ra-.v , In a Boa irani ? ? unty, n ic, i , i ?... u ? hmenl v i ? li ? ? ' rhei ... . ? ? 1 ? i .I.. much fi ? " "Pi ira t ? -ic ? ihe most bustling .... [ ?ind o' ( \\ hat do them fellei Tb* ? I itill ' ? ? tlc re ; .il where two ? the pei ' Make lt two! I I I led ri r* heel tel.... arith I led ] n that real lo take tl ... . , , ,, |.. | . ? ? . ? ? ? a two" until I Aft-r awhile H.. ? r found out that "fr ? with the sui tl turned over and fri. I on )?? ih aldi i: I t * on" ni th,- n irt:11ri?: up of a plat) "f ? ak.s i ! "sink' rs"; and thal "on< wheat" or ' i ' wtoai' meant pancake* If he had remained In the pla t ha I hi* itoeg "f new names mm further, Ai he ua* leavli pl t. ?? be said t., th* s tl "l wo il ii't mind gtvln' te* lo ki w h >w you would ? all th* a owa to pa I i ? it th* graa i In your lot la t* xi are," ' th* walter, with a smile of *uperloril ' I ron'I i." i illlriK. bul you want ter be care? ful or they'll make n mistake snd eal you." I l l ri ir COLOEED roy BAKING HIS WAY. Til' making has recently l. h i negro bo; about thirteen years old Fourorllve wi lu a ? , be !,orrou ??! a 'niall sutn of money from a kind h< ai t?-? I mei hard ', 1 ' ' vk of eand) and began t" p Idle ll In the trveta and In barrooms north <,f th* Bridge .mr.ince, |n a f. ?...? days he wsa able lo repay th* loan, and had made ? ni profit to bu ? rn psst plim for i; .'"nts. Thi. )?? sold for from 10 to ::'. cents ei h. Now hi rarrtaea a more varied and tt tenrive "-tock of bogili |ewelry In a leather satchel, an.l makes from ll t" gt SO "lady. Wie-ii he b. K iii he ws? | Now hi In a | H d sm: Of < loth* I, I I imf ' i ? ...i-i n ss well dn ' he average He iaya h* la determined to muk" and ?ave Heney itu he gets rich it looks as ir be w .uld carry out bl* .bt. rain:. I lin: ISH1XO TROl rori:. Fr, tn The Westminster Qasett* 'i"hi re i a a reminiscence of Anthony Tr .1 early day* it. the po lottie* (when, i.rdlng lo hla own ecapount, he .x.i , terrible boor) which has paver appealed In print \t thal period aome >i th.- Junior clerks t,?>k li in nun lo attend to friend* Who caine to th" ofllee to make Inqulrli I, for wi accommodation a walting room waa provided Ono day, win n Trollope ar** on duty, a young woman ? ime to make some complaint, and an* wenl away much displeased and ups*I b) whsl she coaalder. ! to be th.- groin rudeness* with which sic had bapen treated by him. Na xt day, Trollope being an.du aaa waltlnr-room duty, two stnlwarl young men appi are l. and, hav. lng a*c*rtaln?d thal they w*re In the comnanj of i!'.' clerk who had been In attendance there "ii the prevloua dav. thej nhill th* door, and proceeded ta (five A. T a mest lever* Ihraahlng The i ur together completely overpowered the future nov? ella!, whom they Informed, winn they had ?...:Fi rlently chastised him, tbsi this waa punishment for hi-, insoi. nc- to th* young woman who h,,.i iau | nt ihe i,thee on the previous day, and who nan tic lr alster! ?- m, -?? 1 ol rill I I PIETY. Prom The I-uly's Pictorial. i herd an amusing story tie* otner day. it wat toil ms by one ot ..ur best-known writers, ii that a little ni.-ce ,,f hla had been a vei*y nauahty little rill, .... I ler aunt hid li cl lo punish her v.-ry severely When she cania- IO lay her prayers at night her little mind waa still full of wrath agalnal her anni, bul yet the child did nol quite Ilk ? to I ll ? (mr linnie oul of her evening devotions, so she com? promised matters by saying, "Pray U -r bless father and mother.'' etc., Den. after a loni,' pause, she added, "and bless Aunt Julia, too-hut not much." I do think it ls s.. natural thal little children should expect their email sn;,pile.'ions to be uii swered literally I can BO svmiiat hl/.e with the little boy over his sums, wh. said to his governeaa In a puttied, half-Indignant voice: "I can't a!,, my 'um. i can't; snd I did ask dod to lielp mi . .mai He's mad- lillee tnlstak. - tin I I) !" UM STOPPED WOES FOB OOOD, IV' ni Th. I.cwl.toii .1..urn.il lt was nearly nrtv yean a;;., thal a woman liv? ing in tn ciisicrii Somerset town bung up her dish? cloth one morning after washing th* breakfast dlshea with the emphatic declaration: "There, I'm noi <golna '" io any mora uaark." st.. waa ttl" wife Of a fanner In vet \ mod*St circuinstai: es, wm mid? la aged and th* mother of a larg* family "f "'hll? dren. iteiore thal time sh.' had i.ii very Induatrl w* she wns as good as her word, uni from thal day did nothing more than tO dress herself and at land to har men toilet Her daughters first, and later lur sons' elves, toa,k tin- burden upon them of providing for her wants, ami ??? she his lived ever sinai, ll. r day-B (ipem from morning till night In ldl< neus never neem ta, mar BPOn her with their monotony us they would upon most people, ami ahe seldom neem* anything but cheerful. She ls now nearly ninety, and appears to be, at she hu* ever been, in thc best of health. _? rounded spoonful of You know what you are eating when you use Q_tfY4_____s ^does better work, than a heaping spoonful if others. BevkingPowdcr Its true composition is given on every label. " Pure" and "Sure." TOPICS IX PARIS. SOME WEEKS OF OAYETY. ..ii IT Al* IIOf-riTAI.ITY-I.KXT NOT OBPKBVEP THB ANARCHIST BCARE -(.'.oon-l.oiiK l.\,-. IiKI'l'TlBS. Cu. is. rebruary 22. wiih their customary i"v'e for topsy-turvy.lom. Parisians stem to have Inverted the seasons, and after an abnormally dreary and tame Carnival are are trnw In the midst of a Lent nf utterly unprecedented gay.-ty. Mme. Carnot led the way v.ith a grand ball al the Elyaee on Thursday ..f lasl week, and Since then dinners, concerts, amateur theatricals and dances have soc,-..dod on. another In bewildering succession. The d pager Duchess* de Hallie is giving weekly eptlons, Which Will terminate with a grand ball on Baster Monday al her mansion in the Rue de laid, which lins undergone little change, internal or external, since sh- went there as a bride more than thirty years ago. Bhe ls an ii- ii ,in i, is, arith her powdered hair, her old fashioned and somewhat Imperious ways, and her entire freedom from narrow-mindedness and from those prejudices which form a distinctive mark of the bourgeoisie. or another type ls tbe Ducheaae de Oiammont, who c-i\ * on Monday a grand dinner, followed by a dane* at her house In the Champs Elysees. A perfect fortune has been spent on the deco? ration, furnishing and rearrangement of this mansion, which has every appearance of a pal :i -. Th.- Ducheas d a member of the Rothachlld family and a sister of Lady Rothschild. She ; *i*s the appearance of a daughter of her no... with her large black eyes, clear ("rente complexion and beautiful faturee, stu* la ani i.M' d in conversation and remarkably well-in? formed, and is a thorough musician. Then, the widowed Marquise Hervey de Saint-Denis baa reopened her doora and gave a party on Friday night at which the ., tress Jeanne Q was the chief attraction. Td- Marquise .le V ? ve ls also entertaining quite largely, i, :,-??? Comtesse Am*dee de Oerminy, Mme, de Chamblne, th.* Engltah Ambaasador and the Bpanlsh Ambassador. The latter luis Just b.-v' onferred upon him by tho Queen the title of Marquis de las Palma.*. There is ti . herc th.r much In the way of house-movlns. of His Most Catholic Majesty. The mission I as been domiciled In the Rue de I'Unlvcrslte, the Placi Vendome, the Hue de ('Ibby, the Rue de Glenelle, the Rue de ? Hes, thi Quat d'Orsay, the Rue St. Dominique, and now it*, the Boulevard de Cour The ta "is used formerly to bel 'i.g to M Latnbe I li Balnte-Crolx, the well-known it p irty In Prance. It ls a pe trance, particularly weil fitted In every respect for the headquartera of an em!, issy. Es| , :!,le ls th** Blonua ? . the long Louis XVI -I '? ry and t ? the thr n r .om, where hangs a pl ? ir- of the little Kine:. At Ita fool is the chair ? ?' -? v.- turriel toward the wall, as ls the custom of all monarchical < ? The object ls, I to prevent Indlsct I visitor from ? ag to take sa il up n ths throne. Th.* pi i nd pal guest al th.* Spanish Embassy n Tuesday was Queel N'atballe of Benia, who - n ?? depart. I for Blarrits, after having re ? i a consider* is'.on to her airca ly f.rtiin.* through the Inheritance of l ie , perty of her kunt, the Princess M .ruaei. ? i ?? ? represented at the spanish ussy by the charming American wife of the Third Secretary, the Marquis ds San Carlos d.* pi -I The Second Secretary ls the Marqula da dini. whose m .ther is the Infanta Josepha, sister of the Spanish King, Franck* of Assisi. Her romantic marriage to the Cuban poet, Ouel y . constitutes one of th.* m >st romantic pages of the history of the House of Bourbon. .Vu- have the authorities leen backward In Ibutli g to L nten gayety. There have been banquets by iii" oran! Chancellor of tba Order of the Legl in of lt mor and by th.* Governor of th.- Lank of Prance. The latter entertained In the hist rv mans!,"i Which was once the abode of Queen Mar'..- Ant Inette's lovely friend and relative, the Princess de Lamballe, whose head. after her death on the guillotine^? waa borne through the ?-tte."'; of Paris on a pike. Thara has i.ii i party niven by tho Pn ridout of the Renate at the PglalS du Luxembourg, ati I a dinner of over 100 guests at the Palais Bourbon by M. Dupuy. Tha latter seems determined to keap up itu* reputation for hospitality which the Pre-al denta "f the Lower Houae of tlie National Legtsla turo have maintained. With the solitary excep t! ti of M. Moline, who was of such an economical turn of mind thal he used to take his daughter on Bui lay to a catt In order that she might read the Illustrated papers free of coat, each one of the Speakers lias contributed to th.* magnlfl - of this official nb,.!,* and to Its interior decoration, furniture and equipment Thu* th.* siip.-rb Silver plat.* which figured ott M. Dupuy's t.ii.ic last we.*i( waa purch.i.-.cd by the Due de M my, who was accustomed, while President, to Riv" theatrical entertainments ai which comic operas composed and written by himself were -med The silver bath, with Its hydro? pathic appurtenances, recalla tba Presidency of (lamb, ita, who endeavored to riva! in point of magnificence and luxury tha Duo d<> Moray and the Comte Walewskl, People sim apeak with l ii.,i breath of an entertalnmenl he gave, for which th.* entire corps de ballet Of the Opera was Iged. Ir was entirely unprecedented so far as expense was concerned, the card tahlee own being furnished with bowie containing gold twenty-franc pieces for the player* Gambetta'a object waa to civ, ii l.ss.m to President Gravy, uh,,-..* parsimony al tha Elyaee wus ii matter of considerable ridicule, and it was with this view. I v thai he engaged the aervlcea of the famous chef, Trompette, echo bo long presided over tbe kitchen of tho rim* de Noatllea, Th.* most re? markable Uguie of the Palais Bourbon ls the Presidential cat. "COCO" by nam.*, which haa been ther,. since the days of Moray, and appeara t.? be the only permanent Inhabitant of thia anea Royal abode. No ona knows how old he ls, nnd ha is treated with th.* utmost consideration and even reaped by all tha ofRclala and servants of tha establishment, which li- Mema to regard with .dignified contempt. Ind.I. th,. ,,nly per? sons whom ha appeara to consider worthy of his attention i* he who for the time being ia fha Preeldent of the chamber. The oat la aoeua toin.d to take iii> his place every morning in tho President's office <>r library, whare h.* alta hy the hom- eying that august functionary, and oo caalonally paaatng a paw ..vet- his face in a re? flective manlier, as If pondering upon the muta? bility of political lifo in Prance. S" lt will be se.-n Hom all these rounds of en? tertainment*, thai the observation of Lent ts not characterized by any particular strictness, and wa have loft far behind us the days when the police were wont to invade any kitchen 'vh'. savory odors proceeded, and to confls ?ata <>n behnlf of the Oovernment any meats that they found in thc process of cooking. Even ihe Church Itself appears to be more leniently inclined, for the Cardinal Archbishop of Parla has Issued a pastoral letter authorizing the faith? ful, in the name of the p,>p*?, to eat meat throughout Lent every day of the week ex? cepting Wednesday and Friday, while to per? sons who are in delicate health or whose work ls of a particularly arduous character still further concessions are made. Ry virtue of this ecclesiastical dat tree the poor are for the first time permitted to use lard in lieu of butter dur? ing Lent, and the only observant?>? ut*,,n which the Archbishop insis.s la that at no meal shall the faithful partake of b ith fi-h and meit. They must restrict themselves < 1th.t to one or the other. The cable dispatches will have contained so much about the Anarchist scare that it will be unnecessary to make any further rofe enc ? there? to, -_cepl to stat.- that the Parisians seem to be stetting accustomed to An ir lusts, and are no longer so panic-stricken as they were at first. Th.-i-e hav.- been BO many hoaxes and so many bogus bombs since the explosl in In th,* Chamber of deputies that n.. ..ne know- exactly where the serious part of the matter ends and the ridiculous begins. Everybody seems to ba jok? ing?except. >f course, the authorities. The Aneri hist scare has certainly not been allowed to interfere with ..ur gayetles, th.iiy appreci? able effect apparent being the very pronounced decrease In the attendance at the theatres and cafe chant.mt enter elnments. Pollen, our lead? ing cartcaturiat, has aptly portrayed this ia a sket.-h published the other day in "Figaro." A butler and a chambermaid are represented sniff? ing contemptuoualy at a ticket for ? boa at the Fra neals which has just been handed them by their'master, merely, ai the malt re d'bAtel re? marks, because the "patr >ns" ar.- afraid to go themselves. Another reaa n, perhaps, for the emptiness of the theatres ls the Increasing fre? quency of dramatic and musical entertainments in private nous ie, whl :h rei ??" of going to the theatre and enscooJ rv's I -if in u stuffy ta ix superfluous. dr-at prepai-atl-'ns are being made for the erv >nnlal annlveraary of the I >nn latl< n ? I tha Ecole Polytechnlque. From that famous - tri have been graduated marv ol Prance's moat distinguished s ma Inclpd : t and a large number of Sill ls ers ind ites general* admirals, great engineers ? I even popular authors and p reta ste h aa Armand Silvestre and Prevosl Paraded. ll was of this sch.,.,1 thal Emperor a; under I remarkerl at the International ttmgresi of Alx-la-Chapelh*, thal it was one f the i rand ?-? Insl ttl rna .ve.- fmnded by mar. whll Q tmbetta repeatedly ired thal wi le P lytechnlque the national defence of F ince v.-cid be In | t sible. The c**t*e-monle* are to be divided inti two parts, The first will tr^e the form of a banquet, at which M Carnot tali self will pre? side, whi!.* the i ? il vi t lea take place a fe lays il thf Tro*> ad< '? >. and will li itudenta wearing the vsrli us kinds >f unll ?rm I ixl have been ;*?' t.*,-i '.*. th. !.? Pol te hnlque stnoa its foundation. With thar true ev for 1 test whl h dis? tinguishes the French -ii mt the Parisians in pirti ular, the new chamber of iJeputies has Jus' tba purp iee of disco ring hos v. 1 useful qualltlei legislators Kauri of this his been tn l the pr-"s*>nt Chamber is of a distinctly hlrsu ? character, there being only sixteen bald I i i ,-ai of cl. se Ti-- m 409 Dei Th baldest ll undoubtedly M. Rap) ?' Then, too, there are ot,Iv stv wh. shaven, and of these tw , ar-- abb'"--, na I* 'I nor Hulst and th* Abbe Letnire. Tn< r sra ? ? A haired Deputies, even ore of them belonging, very spnropriateiy. to the sdvanced Radical party. Tb.* shores- two are MM. Issac and Cobelet, b.Th of arhom ara barely fl**e feet high, and are dlatlngulsbe I for i har acter. There ar-* hilf a d / -i si x-frioters, and among the fattest are m. T.eon Say. the Due fla la Rochefoucauld and the Admiral Wa Handsome men, ant 'I; .se eni'dM ? ,-, r.e. d*? scrlbed as '"j,,ii< garcons'- which is untraiuriata ble?abound, and if I refrain fr ur", mentioning their names lt i* h^unc I should regret In any way tn Jar upon that sentiment which may be regarded tis the .; iwnlng virtue of ready every Pretrch politician, namely, modesty. Till: UNCERTAINTIES '>!?' II I'M AS LUE. A HltOTHER OF THU IJISUU'S PADDC* .. WU" WAS ?.".iv KN" ll' rOBI DEAD, St'RViVKS THKM BOTH. The death last week of the Rev. John A lams paddock. aTplacopal Diahep af tbe stat* of wa-h lnRton. reminds a friend ..f the family of thi-* The Rev. Seth riddock, of Norwich. Ccrm. had three sons?Benjamin ll . wno wis at BBS Tine Bishop of Massachusetts; John Adams. Bishop of Washington, .ml lewd g., ,t physician of largs practice and many admirable qualities. The li-- of these, about ii d.z-n yeara aga, suffered from a painful and rather mysterious r-diiv which wit finally pronounced by experts to be appendicitia. His condition was critical for several days, and his many friends were prepared to hear of his death af any moment. His chief medical adviser, Dr. c. m. Cailetota, waa one of the most successful surgeons in Baatarg Connecticut a man of mu-h impetuosity arl de? termination, and a "nover-phe-up-the-shlp" s?rt of a fellow. One afternoon, as he entered the sick man's house, he was met at the outer door by an attendant who *a:d solemnly: "Don't go urwtairs, doctor; it's BO use." "What! Is h" deli'."' was the r"*; ,:*.-,*. "'No, but lie's going fast, and they've sent for Dr. (liesy. who has cone* and la now reading the piayr for the dying." Hr. dirleton paused long enough ta inquire a* to the precision with which hts instructions had been carri.*! out. Then he flew upstairs like a flash to the sick-room, where the service prescribed in the Episcopal rlrual for auch emergence* was hdng conducted hy the saintly rector of Christ Ch-r-h. Pr. Paddock waa apparently unconscious. What then occurred the Barrator prUOBBBB to have learned only hy hearsav, arni his memory of th.* Story current in Norwich at the time, v ry nutnraUv. is nol BO fresh ss to detail* nov a* thea, Hut it is said that Pr. carleton stooped th.* pro* ceedioga with an energy which showed more ? i for the possibility or resuscttatlnx his patient a for the sensibilities of those piriiclpatlng in this painful scene. However thw mu be, aad what? ever languaae may have been addressed to the dy tmc (or dead) man's gentle pastor, it appeara that the suriteon made a hasty examination uf th.* trow. trate form before him. and promptly excluded every on.- bit necessary attendants from the room, Urandy and beef tSB were then administered mechanically ? for the patient had loflg beeb unable to pike nutri? ment m the natural way?and before i"iur there wsra evidences of returnltif- anim uion. A few weeks lat.-r restoration was complete. IT H'.l.x' ONLY COBPORTABLB Prom The Louisville Courier-Journal. No one who visits the Custom-Houss durinc thi terms of tio* Pedi ral C cir' v\;!l d. riv that flu* moun? taineers are peculiar people They are hardy*, healthy and used t,. .ill sorts nt hardships In r?*s lin- through the Custom-Hisuss the other day 1 came across a iiejrrn mountaineer. Whether he was bom in the mountains I did not learn, but he had lived in that part of Kentucky for so long that n*** w is one of them truly. It was in the at.*rx*oc-i of one of the cid dav* during the first p-rt Sj the week. He was In a peculiar position -Hies I siw him. and I tried to help him He hud lx?<*4*B*e cold, probably from wandering around the streets, and lied atone int.. the Custom-House snd laid Joirn bv one of the hesters, lld hat wis cf and til* pillow wa* the hot pipes of the hester. ? would ? have noticed him particularly bnd n*r th.* air c* chan-ed with an odor that smelled very onion I burning hair I looked nt th.* nesro closely. I bushy bead wa* n-atlna* agilnst the hot p'oes SI hla hair was scorching. He was Bleeping prof 'undi unconscious. I suppose, even that he "was In B BM city. The perspiration was afreamlng down ni* fae. and trickled off his nose and lip* as he moved them with loud guttural snores. I touched mv Kloved hand to the heater, lt was so hot I lerken lt awav quickly. I shook the man until he was fairly awake and told him his head waa almost on "Ph! Oh. dat ain't hot; It's Iis emifrr'ble " and hls head rested back against tho pipes, amt ne *?_* soon sleeping aj-aln. DIALECT FOETS FTE ASE EXFLATV. From The Indianapolis Journal. Oh. dialect slingers, please tell to me What difference there ls, If any there be, Between "k-u-m" and "r-o-m-e". Pray tell me where'n lt adda to the fun _. To put down "d-u-n" when poa reiby mean den*^ Oo you think that your readers you deeply tmprsso When you write "s-e-t" 'stead of "s-s-y-s T Oh, dialect workers, please haste to explain. Or else from such salties hereafter refrain.