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TERRIBLE FKIGHT.
A.
"How does frijrht affect you? It al
ways makes lue cold all over, and shiv
ery, like water down one's Lack, you
know."
"Frig-ht ?" questioned one of those ad
dressed. "Oh, if I'm frightened, I
scream rifcht straig-ht out, nothing can
stop me I just yell.
You just do!" corroborated another
of the pretty conclave round the lire,
with a laugh. "I never heard anything-
like it; when that tramp we met
yesterday in the avenue at duk sud
denly addressed us, you made the wel
kin rin, and pinched my arm black
i'.nd blue, until I made you understand
the wretched creature had only a&ked
his way."
There was the usual desultory chat
ind exchange of confidences, between
inouthf uls of muffin, concerning alanu.s.
Ia.st, present and future, when a ii&nd-.-ouie
woman with mischievous eyes,
v ho had not' hitherto spoken, ex
claimed: "Were none of you girls ever
struck dumb with fright?"
"What a question:" they rhorused.
"Why, Mrs. Treherne, were you evex
taken like, that?"
"On one memorable occasion," was;
the reply, while a comical expression
titled about the coiners of a mouth
which Venus herself might have en
vied for its outlines, "1 lost the entire
faculty of speech during fully ten min
utes. I was struck dumb, and only
found my tongue too late to be of any
use."
The speaker looked across at her
hostess. She was met by an amused air
of incredulity. "Let us hear the story,
Kitty. I can't believe in your being
frightened; but unbosom yourself,
dt-Lir. I intend keeping you until the
men come in to introduce my brother,
so you've plenty of time." Amid mur
murs of excited anticipation Mrs. Tre
herne began:
"It w as an evening like this lark
and dreary, with a thick, white fog.
But I'd better go back to the beginning,
or you won't understand. We wete
living- in Highfovdshire during the last
years of my husband's lifetime, and my
lream was to become an artist. I'm
-orry to say it Las never been realized.
"There was even at that time a school
of painting near us at Treeleigh, and I
soon found a lady aitist willing to teach
me the rudiments. A drawback to com
plete happiness in my newly-adopted
vocation was the distance between our
house and this woman's studio, for Mr.
Treherne, much as be disliked my
painting craze, as he called it, objected
to my being alone about the roads stiil
more; and I must admit they were un
commonly dark at times. I may add
also" and the droll look crept up to her
eyes "he had two special bugbears.
These were the artists and the models.
"He declared they were all scamps
and that, if 1 escaped from the arti
fices of the one, I should sooner or later
be garotted by the other. The male sex
he more particularly referred to, but
1 must confess he hud no very high
opinion of the women either.
"Therefore, much as he hated his
horses being out at uight, he insisted
on sending the carriage for me in ail
weathers.and I firmly believe the coach
man had orders to give a receipt for my.
person every evening.
"Whether the presence of a good-looking
young fellow who used to go about
with one of the artists, and whose, no
doubt, well-intentioned glances my
husband had surprised in church, con
tributed at all to this frame of mind,
I never knew. Hut I had my suspicion-;,
although, as a matter of fact, I never so
much as spoke to the man, or heard his
name.
"One day in the winter, I had been
working in the life class till after five,
and owing to a dense fog the carriage
was late. I suppose I ought to have
waited for it, but the tempter in the.
shape of a girl friend persuaded me to
take tea in her rooms. Nor am I quite
clear if directions were left at the stu
dio to enable the carriage to find me.
"I dare say you imagine the party
'included men. If you do, you are
wrong. Whatever Mr. Treherne?
thought, morals were very strict, I can
tell you, in Treeleigh.
"We were half a dozen girl students,
of whom one played divinely on the;
Velio, and it must hare been quite u i
hour later before I started, my body
iuard not having turned up, to trudge
home in the mud alone.
"I have said the roads could be very
dark, but I never knew them so bad as
they were on this particular evening.
Lamps there were few even in the vil
lage, and the fog obscured such as there
were. I felt very sorry for myself on
leaving th comparative illumination
of the street for the utter blackness of
the lonely road that lay between me
and home.
"I wondered where the brougham
could be, and for once missed its com
fortable cushions, and the inspiriting
presence of our fat coachman. The fog
lnetrated eyes, nose and ears. It
blinded me and made me cough.
"With difficulty, by aid of my um
brella and the palings, I was able to
keep upon the apology for a sidewalk,
though in . places I literally had to
crawl along as best I could.
"Just at first there were people
about, grown large and indistinguish
able in the mist. A boy passed me
whistling a popular air. I envied him
his couratre 'and would have liked to
imitate it. He passed on, and I felt
...rr. lonelv than ever. The tree trunks
loomed like huge phantoms in the
murky stillness, and the whole world
seemed dead.
"Then I remembered an encampment
of gypsies, of whom some had posed
as models, and nearly all had been up
before my htisband in his capacity as
magistrate, during the past month,
fitipposing one of them hac" noticed my
watch or rings during a sitting? The
thought was appalling.
"Footsteps behind me made my heart
j imp into my mouth, but they died
tiway in the. distance. I shuddered,
stepped in a puddle up to my ankles,
and, had I been a man a'nd not so
r frightened, should undoubtedly have
bad language.
I Urul reached a hollow, the veiy
darkest par of the road w here the fos
lay thickest, when all at once I was con
bcious of a pre-,s:de me It was
exactly as if the very m.. haJ takcu
shape and put its arm rouna , jvais
The shock was so sudden that, for "
instant, 1 felt as if struck by a dagger.
My tongue clave to the roof of my
mouth, and how I didn t faint on the
spot has always been a mj Btery to me.
"The spirit of the fog, or the high-
v ay man, kept a firm hold on me, but-did
not change the direction of my foot
steps. - When the first intense fright
gave place to a sort or semi-conscious-
ness, I found myself being guided in a
fashion which gave me to understand
that the ghost, gypsy or garotter,
w hichever it might be, at least knew the
road. I no longer stepped into puddles.
or scratched my hands in the hedges.
but was assisted along, apparently
w ithout an effort.
"Why I did not cry ont is the inex
plicable thing. It was doubtless that
fust shock which had paralyzed my
tongue, yet I was being taken to some
lonely spot, there, I presumed, to be
obbed or murdered, -or both, by one
whom I could recognize only as . a
blurred shape, if indeed it was of this
world at all.
"And all this while terror kept me
dumb, while the thing neither relin
quished nor tightened its grasp, so far
not a rough one,' but held on the even
tenor of its -way up the hill which, un
less fright had sent my wits wool-gath
ering altogether, should lead, I knew.
to our own avenue.
"Of course I was fullv aware that
some terrible design was in the mind
of my ghostly companion, and feared
iest every moment should be my last.
Still, with life there was hope, though
I specially dreaded the by lane which
branched off towards the gypsy en
campment, and which we must pass di
rectly. "Then a new, strange feeling crept
over me. I was dreamily conscious of
leaning heavily on the garotter's arm
and finding it a strong one, wondering
at the same time if this awful experi
ence was the punishment ot my disobe
dience. How- fervently I vowed that
if I got safely out of this scrape, noth
ing on earth w ould ever again tempt mt
to risk my life after dark among fh
lanes of Treeleigh.
"Suddenly we stopped. I gasped
still mute as a fish, and shut my eye
tight. Already, in anticipation, I fel
the murderous knife at my throat, th
robber's hand rifling my dead body
The arm around me perceptibly tight
ened its grip; my heart stopped beat
ing, when a deep, musical voice whit
pered in my ear: 'There really ar
footpads about, but you have no reaso.
to be frightened. All I want from yo
is one kiss to last me my lifetime.' .
"Before I could recover my senses thi
highwayman had pressed hi lips U
my cheek. The spell was broken,
opened my eyes with a piercing shriek.
But he had vanished as silently, and
adroitly as he had come. All I sav was
the indistinct light of a lantern as our
lodge-keeper opened the gate and
hastened towards me.
"In a dazed kind of way I reached the
house without further adventure. Who
my assailant had been I never knew.
I assumed him to be a gypsy imperti
nently retaliating on me for some cf
Mr. Treherne's judgments. The voice
was one I bad never heard before, but
so remarkable was its low and peculiar
quality, that I should recognize it again
among thousands. I may add that my
husband was so vexed at my missing the
carriage, which had returned without
me. and also at my making a show of
myself by shrieking outside our own
gate, that I had to give up the school
and my artistic dreams forever." .
The completion of Mrs. Treherne's
narrative elicited a round of applause
and a fire of chaff. The hostess, keep
ing her eyes fixed on her friend, alone
made no remark, when a noise outside
betokened the return of the men from
hunting. '
The door opened, and, following the
host, there entered a tail, good-looking,
sunburned man of about 35.
Mrs. Treherne, still immersed in her
reminiscences, was gazing at the fire,
when her hostess' voice aroused her:
"Kitty, here is my brother, who is
dying to be introduced to you. He has
only just returned from South Africa,
where he has been ever since he left
Treeleigh many years ago."
Mrs. Treherne looked up with the
half-interested air of a woman to whom
a stranger has just been presented. She
held out her hand. ...
"Indeed," she said, carelessly; "do
you also know that little artist colony?
We were just mentioning it."
. "I thought noione-evfr remembered
Treeleigh but me, Mrs. Treherne. Ten
years ago I carried away from there a
memory that will last my lifetime."
This remark, innocent enough in it
self, was uttered in a particularly deep
musical voice. ' Something quite un
usual in its timbre arrested the atten
tion of everybody present, who, as if
impelled by a common impulse, looked
across at Mrs. Treherne, and-it must
be admitted that tbat lady gave abun
dant cause for curiosity. At the first
sound of the newcomer's voice she
started violently, and stared at the ow n
er thereof with an expression of mute
dismay. She made ah effort to speak,
but without success, and falling back
in her chair, covered her face with her
hands. .. -.-...- , y . .
For an instant there was silence, then
came a burst of laughter. "The Phan
tom of the Mist!" they cried. Madame.
THE BATH.
It Was Obc.
Cssxt la Italy
tor Cap tad
FaaUkmen s.
The punishment of the bagno (bath),
cue of the most cleverly cruel inflic
tions ever devised by an official of the
torture chamber,, was administered-Jn
Italy, probably in Venice, where the
w ater of the lagoons played so prom
inent a part in its penal system.
The prittooer waa placed in a vat, the
sides of which were slightly in excess
of ihe average heuht of a man. . In
order to hold in check the rising tide
of a supply of water, which ran into the
vat in a constant stream, the criminal
was furnished with a sooop with which
to bale out . the , water,, as fast as it
came in. - - .
The respite from death by immer
sion thus obtained was more or leas
prolonfjed, according to the powers of
endurance - possessed by the victim..
Hut, imag-ine the moral torture, the ex
hausting and even hideously grots-toque
eiToria, the inceesant and pitiless toil
by .niht. and day, to stave. oil .the
dread moment fast approaching, when,
overcome by sleep and fatigue, he was
unable to struggle any longer against ,
his fate!
DRAMATIC COURT SCENE.
Confea.es at Crime Taroa.s;b. Fear of
Utaastly Accusation.
Up in .New Hampshire the officers
of the law have just used with effect
that very ancient test by w hicl one ac
cused of uiurder is suddenly and unex
pectedly confronted with some horri
ble proof of his crime. The oldest form
of this test was to take the accused
into the presence of the corpse of tiic
murdered human being. The supersti
tion was that if the accused was th
murderer the wounds would open and
blood flow out of them.
The latest example was in the court
room at Woodaville, N. H., where Milo
Gray was on trial for the murder of
his wife.
This man Gray, a farmer of dissolute
life, married a w idow, a Mrs. Drew. As
he was unfaithful to her she took ber
baby' and tied from him. In St pn-mbor,
1891, she decided to go to California, ait;
on her way came to East Haverhill,
where he lived, to talk to him about the
child.
Late in the afternoon Gray borrowed
a buggy from a man named Jeremiah
Barry to take her over to the station
at Bath and put her on the train. He
came back alone toward nidnigl.
Mrs. Gray's relatives wondered why she
never wrote to them. Inquiries wete
made; Gray was suspVcted. But there
wa& no proof, and the matter was for
gotten. October 18 last George Brill, a farmer
living on the road between East Haver
hiil and Bath, found the skeleton of si -woman
under a heap of rubbish in the
cellar of his house. With the skeleton
were the buttons of a dress, with bit
of decayed cloth hanging to them, and
an abundance of dark-brown hair. Al
once the dead suspicion leaped to life. It
was remembered that the Brill house
w as empty in 1391. when Gray drove his
wife to the station. Berry positively
identified the . buttons as being likt.
those on her dress, and soon a complete
thain of evidence was wrapped around
Gray.
He pleaded not guilty and the trial
came on. At the proper time the pros
ecuting officer snatched a dark cloth
from a mysterious, statue-like object
that stood within a few- feet of the pris
oner. Gray leaped back with a shout of
fear and h error. It was the skeleton ot
his wife, its fleshleas sockets staring at
him, its flehless jaws opening sav
agely at Lim. He shouted out that hs
would tell the' whole story.
The story he told was believed by the
court and he got only 12 years in the
penitentiary instead of the hanging ho
' would surely have got had he not con
fessed under just those circumstances.
Chicago Journal.
REFORM WANTED.
What
Mia;ht ate Boa. with
Mar a; Lars
Wbm Mot Burgilu."
The question, What shall we do with
our burglars in the intervals of their
convictions? has been partly solved by
a man who appeared recently at the
central criminal court, London. His
slory, says the London News, was one
tf vulgar crime in most of its details,
fie had been caught breaking into a
house and he was now sentenced to 12
months' hard labor. It was particular
ly well deserved, as he was an old of
fender. But the police were able to
show that since his last release from
gaol he had been geting a living by re
porting inquests for newspapers. No
one can ca-t the first stone at au honor
able profession on that account, for
was not Mr. Peace a gentleman with a
gig of his own and a distinguished mu
sical amateur? The more interesting
question is whether the prisoner was
well advised in his choice of a depart
ment of press work. I u quests must be
demoralizing in their tendency, as they
familiarize the mind w ith crime. Fires,
on the. other hand, ought to be purify
ing, and a close attention to the busi
ness of the police courts, with its abund
ance of awful examples, should make
a man four square in moral resistance
to every ill wind that blows.
EAT APPLES AT NIGHT.
Btate-Baeat Which Keren. th. Ole Prov
erb About th. rruit
The apple is such, a common fruit that
very few persons are familiar with its
remarkably efficacious medicinal prop
erties, states the Bulletin of Pharmacy.
Everybody ought to know that the very
best thing they can do is to eat apples
just before retiring for the night. Per
sons uninitiated in the mysteries of the
fruit are liable to throw up their hands
in horror at the visions of dyspepsia,
which such a suggestion may summon
up; but no harm can come even to a
delicate system' by the eating of ripe
and juicy apple just before going to
bed.
The apple is excellent brain food, be- '
cause it has more phosphoric acid in
easily digested shape than other fruits.
It excites, the action of the liver, pro
motes., sound - and healthy sleep, and
thoroughly disinfects the mouth. This
is not all. The apple helps the kidney
secretions and prevents . calculus
growths, while it obviates indigestion
and is one. of, the best-known preven
tives or diseases of the throat. Every
body should, be. familiar' with such
knowledge,.
THE INSPIRED CAMP COOK. '
Things H. Mast Kao , to Make LIT.
Pleasant (or Hw Camrsses.
Outing tells about ramp cookery, in
cluding the cook. The genuine camp
cook is an artist in his way The musi
cian makes njeu hear things entrancing
and the painter brings tears, to the eyes
if inspired. The camp cook genius, by
the very,way in which he does his work,
makes men hungry'. ''.- r ' ;
. "The camp cook," says the writer,
"should take, pride in the artistic hand
ling of his utensils, particularly in the
ability to keep half a dozen things going
at once; he must keep already cooked
things hoir..anftcoek. the uncooked
things in the meantime. To do this he
has to understand the kinds of fire to
have, whether .large .or small blaze, hot
(.shea or., red-hot embers... lie should
also know how. to get tne most work at
the least expenditure of labor from his
c omrades.," Something. many cooks are
lacking in is the way, to keep camp
dishes clean for cooking. An unwashed
apple saucepan will serve to fry trout
in and give Lhem a. pleasant taste, but
an unwashed fish ' spider, will scarcely
serve to cook apple sauce in... In other -'words,
Ihe cook should know when and
what to wash," j ' -
-. e k r f." i-asSsvaa, ,
- : ---;: ' '. i ' e ' - .-. 1 I ..
A WAR NOTE.
CoL Jeka A.
CockeriU's Happy atetort to
s Uvastful BritUner.
Representative Mercer, of Nebraska,
met the late Col. John A. Cockeriil dur
ing his trip through Japan about a ear
ugo, says the Washington Post. Cock
eriil was then acting as war corresou-
dent for the New Y'ork Herald. Repre
sentatives of all nations gathered at
Yokohama, many of them tourist-s and
others on business. It was at this time
that Cockeriil ran across a cockney
Briton, who was boasting about the
great prowess of his country, and
making rather slighting allusions to the
United States, lib remarks aroused
CockeriU's war spirit, and he told the
Englishman that inasmuch as the Unit
ed States bad twice whipped England it
could probably do so again.
"O ah my deah sah!" said the
doughty Briton, "y ou ah mistaken, sure
ly. If I remembah the history of my
country we took yah capitol and burned
it, don't you k now T'
"Yes," said Cockeriil, "you did take
the capitol. And if I remember the his
tory of my country you also took Bunk
er Hill. But you didn't take it very far.
You let go of both of them like a red-hot
brick, and at last accouuts they were
still in our possession. But let me tell
you what we'll do next time we have a
war with you. We'll go over there, tow
your snug little island across the At
lantic, and haul it up the bay to New
York for a wharf."
The Englishman did not continue the
argument.
THE PRINCE OF MONACO.
Proprietor of the I'sbuhu (aatnlaa; ataeort
ate.-etwee frwkleal t'aare.
Attention is called to that interesting
person the. prince of Muuui-u by the
fact that the president of the French
republic has jut paid him a visit, says
the New York Journal. Monaco is a
principality within the borders aud
uuder the domination of a republic, and
its internal government is at the saute
time a despotism compared to which
the prince has himself said that of the
czar's is mi'd.
His revenues from the gambling ta
bles of Monte Carlo are very large. The
principality is eight square miles iu
extent and! includes the old and pictur
esque town of Monaco and the wicked
Lut beautiful Monte Carlo. The prince
legislates with the aid of such advisers
as he chooses and a law goes into force
by his decree solely. The name of the
royal family is Grimraldi and it has
reigned for 900 years. The present
prince, Albert, is 43. He married first
a sister of the duke of Hamilton.
Eleven years later he was divorced for
reasons that are not publicly known,
the pope consenting to annul the mar
riage, a very unusual proceeding. The
prince afterward married the widow
of Due de Richelieu, w ho is also a kins
woman of the poet Heine.
OUT OF PURE PHILANTHROPY.
Vaapprecisvtod Kladasu of a Considerate
Old tieatlenuka.
About four o't lock the other after
noon a half-dozen members of the Tioga
wheelmen started from the clubhouse
for a spin down to Point Breeze, says
the Philadelphia Record. As they
curved their wheels out of Yerango
street and into Broad street a tall, portly
and pompous man of middle age, an-1
with mustaches waxed a la militaire,
stepped out into the roadway, aud in a
voice full of command yelled: "Stop!"
The cyclists instantly dismounted.
"What's the matter?" inquired one.
"You've-got no lamps on your wheels,"
said the pompous man. "Why, you must
have wheels in your head," replied one
of the riders; e don't have to carry
lamps in daylight." "Say, are you a bi
cycle cop? Where's your star?" asked
another wheelman. "I beg your pardon,
gentlemen, if you took me for a police
man you owe me an apology. Out of
pure kindness I stopped you to call
your attention to the fact that it will
be dark in a few hours, and I should hate
to see such nice looking fellows run in
for riding without a light. By the way.
gentlemen, I am introducing a new and
improved bicycle lantern, warranted
not to go out in the stiffest wind or
over tne roughest road. Throws a
brilliant " "Come off! Is that what
you stopped us for?" Certainly. I can
khowiyou testimonials Scat! Scat
ter! . Y'ou're-occupying our air!" and
away the wheelmen went down Broad
street.
MAKING ONE'S Wl Li
lt
oethuasr USasac oa the M lad
as a Daty boae.
The making of one's will does not
hasten one's death; on the contrary,
it has a calming and soothing influence
upon the mind. A person who has done
it feels that he has done his duty, says
the New York Mercury, that he is so far
prepared to die.
He has no burden upon his mind, in
reference to what he shall do in sick
ness. When sickness comes he has no
regrets on this subject; he has done his
best to prepare for the inevitable hour.
If he has made his will aright be has
attempted to do good in his death as
well as in his life.
This is not only a reminder that every
luan who has property to dispose of
should make his will, but also that those
who can do so without injury to their
natural heirs should give a certain por
tion of their property for the public
benefit. . No man has got wealth with
out receiving it from society at large.
It is the growth of population, it is
the general industry of the country
from which he has benefited. He could
not have got his wealth in an unor
gauized society. ,
Society has done much for him. Let
him do something for society when he
dies. The time will come when a man
will not feel himself to be dying credit
ably who does not die generously.
Cooking; Lb Aluminum.
Experiments, made in Germany are
reported to have shown tbat aluminum
is particularly suited for use in kitchen
utensils, because it is not liable, like
copper, to communicate any poisonous
ingredient to the food. The use of such
utensils is already quite common in
this country and is increasing.
Chadkl- th. Celibates.
In t he.soath of Ireland there still sur
vives the old custom of "chalking" the
young men and women w ho remain un
married after Shrovetide, the usuxl
time for weddings being between
Christmas and Ash Wednesday. Chi
cago laxoaicle.
SUCCtLbS OF THREE SISTERS.
Kever.es In Portiine Indure Tbena tu
Open a, Lunch Itvoau.
The city of Cincinnati imksm, a
striking example of what can Im; 1oih-by-
woman's pluck when accoin puniest
by practical common sense.. Twi-lic
years ago the Misers Stewart, thrve
young women who had U-en retired in
wealth, were by biiMtn.-ss f;iilur-s
thrown iijton their own resources.
They secured a room iu a business
Hock aud established a lunch-nejin.
where they made a ajM-eialty of Iptine
cookery. Most of the work tlicy did
with their own hand, and the e-. 1
leuce of their supplieK miu createt! :i
demand. The little lunch-room l t nn
a success, and at the end of live years,
when the great ("hamlter of 'oiii:n. re
building was put up and there a to 1
a large restaurant eon ne-tetl wiih it.
the Missee. Stewart. IxJdly applied for
it. They were liacked by many of the
best business men of t he city, w ho ha, 5
known them in their days of eal;!i
and been impressed by their ability at
bufeincsci women. Their bid wa.s ac
cepted, the Misses Stewart asyium-H
charge of the "Glencairu" lunch-room,
and have conducted it without a break
or a failure for f he last seven years.
The clientele is very- large. For rent
and services alone the veurly extens. s
are SlO.Ootl. The prices charp-d for
food are very reasonable, yet the sis
ters not only jtaid all (tenses. Imt live
in comfort and areliexniing wealthv.
They have never. Kst social nsition by
going into business, and during their
entire career have never had to lorrov
a dollar.
POISONED AIR.
What Produce. lHaromfort
la a Crowded
Koosu.
A verv iuiiortaut investjiraii.n Jn1t
the nature of the substances contained
in air expired by human beimrs, says
the 1mhKii Graphic, has just l.-en
completed by two prominent nit-n of
svieuce in America. Dr. J. S. Billitiirs
and Dr. S. Weir Mitchell. As a result
of their extended researches they de
clare that "the discomfort produced by
crowdexl, ill-ventilated rooms, in per
sons not accustomed to them, is not
due to the excess of carbonic acid, nor
to bacteria, nor in most cases to dust
of auy kind. The two great causes of
such discomfort, though not the on!
ones, are excessive tern perat tires and
unpleasant odors." But thoutrh tin
air actually expired by healthy men
and animals contains no more i .ti -ous
substances than carbonic acid gas.
experiments on the air in inhab'te.
rooms and hospiUiL wards an- said to
show- that an important source of om
tamination is the minute p.-irtiel.-s of
dusts, in which there are nii-r-oriran-isms,
and it seems probable that these
are the only really dangerous element
in the air. TLew views, and ihe con
clusion that the presence of carlnie
acid gas is not a trust worthy criterion
of the existence of other and more i
sonous exhalations, are likely to lie
questioned by many students of ventila
tion. THE RICHEST MAN'S WIFE.
8osb. Auoailna; Truths About Mtrrhhtoru
Id and Her Home.
Of the wife of Li Hung Chatiir. mil
lionaire of millionaires, a writer in
Pearson's Weekly says: Marchioness
Li is very beautif ul, and, compared wit a
her fellow-countrywomen, an e---l-ingly
learned lady. Her age is more
possibly a great deal more than 5t,
yet she looks 30, or even less.
The wife of the richest man in tht
world, she send.s royally, although
without koepiug a detaiied account of
her expenditures. In her magnificent
home on the banks of the Pei-Ho she
lived in great splendor, surrounded by
song birds, peacocks, aquaria, pottery,
gems and botanical collections.
Oue thousand attendants and serv
ants answer her beck aud call. In ber
wardrole are guarded 2.0oO coats, 1.2i
pairs of "trouserettes" and .VK1 fur
robes, made from the finest skins. Her
feet have been conipressed until they
are quite inefficient for the original
purpose, and the marchioness is unable
to walk more than a few yardsjit u time..
Twice a day she bathe in oil of
orange and actcia blooms and after
ward takes an airing in the coolie sediin.
Finally she dresses her hair in 5
w ays, each more miraculous and a more
perfect example of the coiffeur's art
than the one that goes liefore.
tta,roato aod Ills I at nil lord.
South Africa naturally recalls F.ar
ney Barnato. the "diamond king," who,
wit hill ten years, has risen from a circus
clown to a mauv times millionaire.
When he was just tt-giuniug toaniass
riches he reuted a house in Natal and
spent considerable money in improv-intr
it. But the landlord would not do his
share, so Mr. Barnato decided to mow.
Lefore doing so he took means to get
even with his landlord by inserting t his
advertisement in the local aper:
"Wanted, lOO.OOO black beetles, by a
gentleman w ho has agreed to leave his
dwelling house in the coudition he
found it." Then followed his name and
address, and the landlord's feelings
may be imagined. Golden Days.
Th. Mule Blow ed FtrsL
A negro was sick and a friendly col
ored brother came in to see hita and
asked w bat was the cause of bis illness.
The darky replied: "I's fevlin poorly.
My mule doue gone and got sick and I
went to de boss doctor and he tole me
what to do. He tole me to git er tin
tube an put -de tube in de mule's mouf
and blow de medersin down his froat,
I got everything ready to blow, but tie
mule blowed fuss, aud I tell yer, brud
der, dat ar mule medersin w as too much
for dis here nigger."
BaUoaa Racing In Paris.
Balloon racing is the latest form of
petty gambling in Paris. A number of
toy balloons are set off at the same
time, each bearing a postal card having
on it the umpire's addrt-csaud a request
to the finder to note the time and place
of the balloon's arrival. Bets are paid
and the stakes awarded on the results of
the replies received v ithin a week. The
balloon that, goes furthest in the short
est time gets the prize.
' An Old Custom.
The custom of having days "at home"
is by no means new. It was prevalent in
Queen Anne's time, when the ladies
were "at home" once a week to their
friends of both sexes and called it a
"day" Just as we do.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
All lri-.li rs not peers if iai l,a
nient are Hi:ri!. for seals iu the hoiie
of commons aiid ti:ry represent any
lHiriij.'h, county or university in Fin
land or Scotland. Imt in Ireland.
Arlxtr day has lteen celebrated iu
Nebraska by t.i planl inr of over a mil
lion trees 1 t nee ii MilJ-i.se and SUI.--et.
1'rviuiuiiLs for tin- lar'eM plant inirs
were offered ly socicticti ainl in. li
vid ua Is.
-A remarkable ttti-idenee occurred
in the death of William i-oslev and
b.h'i lloutll. iv.o p'.oiiccrs of SUtck
hridirc. Wall. iUtiii died tbe san.e
nii;ht. and a ft-v je.us :itro tLeir w i t s
passed away th- same day.
.lames Buchanan, a fisherman, l'v
ilie on the I hi v. ni, .sh river, iu Wa-h-intMon.
bus re.-.-inJy l.-n iwju. allied
?l.'0i by a T.-vfts eat tie tai.-er. Lu
ch.ipau was formerly a cowltov on t'.ej
a 1 1 1'-iiKi-.i's r:nli. aint sasl the live-,
of 1 lie v ife ;mi1 -h": Id of Lis employ r.
The more 1li- 1-attle s'.iip lll
is teMed. the in. ire tlie '.'li.oII of CN
I en-, is o!.iain"-l ret'a r.!'. i ir b r. thi
more clearly is th-' fact mni:: ated
1liat the I'liit.-O Stale:, of Aiiieri.'-a bav
at this, moment the most powerful in
strument of marine warfare, on this
terraqueous iiloite.
W. A. J. lilidewelL e-sJi.r'ifT of
franklin county, ind., died theolli-r
day frm a curious couiltiiiat ion o
causes.. A new -.hoe ehafe.l luf.n.t ami
inrlaiiuiialiou followed, rec-ulliut' in
e'aiij.Tene. Sy m mt het ie pin-iiiiit'iia
com j.leied he i.ai ii t f in.l ,:ky circum-?.ljt-es
anal proved fatal.
An iitiiiiei.s.- fissure in the earth liis
mrule its apM-irajte n the loi t.f iron,
lit. uii tain. North Carolina and Teiiiie-
ee. oil t he 1 inkers V til.- road. ThisojH-Ii-
'lli is si to twelve ft et wide ali.l IUIiSS
a'omr on tlie snmi'iit f.r the entire
lenglh of the inoni.tjtiii. whit h is m-v-.
ral inii... It is supiKtsed to have lte n
caiLsed by the recent tains.
An analysis of L.taxt accident jtoli
cies ou mIi'i'Ii 1-ik tits were siii mvvs
dol -lsoiis injiiii.l by fuili on pave
ments. L'4.; by can iai'es or wafoii-. 75
by- horse kicks t b'.tc and 47 bv horse
back riding; 1!7 were cut with edir-i
ttaols, or t'la-ss, tt were hurt by
havino- w.iihis fail on them, arid
7t". were hurt in bicycle accident w hue
72 were hurt bv faJ!ini.T dovv n.tains.
HORSES AND FLUTES.
How th. S t.artl.-.- i:n. mie. Are Said to
. Have Won m Itallle.
lUtru nr'f.'iiiul'y in lireecc. .1 had its
i i:asci-iicc in i.aiy, and liris-tiii and
Fiaschl mti--t I i' at-kiit-M leducd l'ie true
fat Iters . the art. Iu v t-v, r ii u.l v w e
inav I.- to a. I: lit tha: the couits of
l iali.-i- I. and il.-i.ry 1 .. by early adop
tion of the oiT.-j'rii.i.'. adorned it- devel
opment with the curtly era.-.-, lu-ter
and urbanity of l lclo h inri ueiiee. w l.icli
made t Le ne-n;.-e : he at t t.f t he pi iuit-s.
as another nates n and a-e made havvk
iiiiT the sjM.rt ttf l.ii.gs.
"Thev say." wiote lW-n Johnson,
"priuetu learu no art truly but the art
ot horsemanship. "Ihe reason is, the
btave leat i- no flatb r.-r. lie wi.J
throw a prince as s..n a-s his
The Greek t hcry of education. a we
find it in Plalo. was of a t w ofoi.l kind :
" ne of j.'y mn iiics r !al'iiiT to th
ln.lv. the other of music for the sake
of a irvititl stat .if the sotit;" briefly, as
Mr. l'atcr expresses it, "a gymna-tic
fu.setl in rnuii" This system .if edu
cat ion the ! rec Us applied no less to the
training ttf horses than ttf ln.-ti. In the
earliest extant treatise on ridini.'.
t liophoii Miint:-d mil lliat htr-cira n
ship. like dancing, was dependent fun
damentally on the play iinpnl-c. that
for any thing lo lie done well it must 1
done for pl.wxire; "what the hor-o-does
under compulsion is done with nil
iiml. i staU'ling. and there is no licaiity
iu it any more than if one should wh p
ami spur a tlan. t-r." The hore must
iK-coine an artist. Lei. in his, manner,
a lid use hli? limbs vv it h rhy t huii. al free
dom. So far vv as this carried that t In tiacus
relutes how the Sybarites taiii.-l.t even
their horses to 'lance at their feasts to
the music of the rlute: and on one oc
casion their elieiiiies put their knowl
edge tf this habit L t h iim irons account,
by taking out tl me play crs to bat t le and
winning the cavalry over to their side
by causing the horses to dance to a
favorite air. just as the Pied Piper
played the rats t,f Hann lin into the
Wt-ser. Itiidon Quarterly Review.
HOW TO WRITE A PLAY.
It Is ljr Loouiih If too Follow This
Out line.
As a general thing the plays prtdwtd
at the theaters these days are enough
alike to create the impression that one
man wrote all of them. The heroine,
says the Atchison tilt.be. a foundling,
is adopted by jn-ople who once bad a
daughter who ran off and disappcatfJ.
The illain discovers that the foundling
is iu reality the grandchild of l.er foster
parents, ami makes up his mind U
marry her to get the old folks money,
lie plots to get the hem, w ith vv lan.i
the heroine is in love, out ttf the way',
lie charge him with murder, or wiih
forgery (there the vv riter has a chance;
to vary his plot a little bit; he can have
forgery t-night and murder tomor
row night ) and the hero is put iu jail.
The sotihrrtte ami the funny man un
earth the plot, li Iterate the hero, accuse
the villain, who confesses all. and in
the last scene the old jieople fiud their
grandchild, the heroine and her lover
arc united, the soubrclte and the funny
man agree to tie up, and the villain
shoots himself.
Those who are ambitious to become
play-writers will find iu these details
all the ingredients necessary to mix
up for a jtopular play.
To Free hen Silk Motile em.
A very easy and charming way to
freshen a black, white or colored silk
or satin bodice is to cover it with an
over-waist of chiffon the shade of the
bodice, or. if liked, of a contrasting
color. As there are neither darts nor
f,ide seams, this airy drainry is easily
adjusted, and to finish the waist, ore
can purchase in any of the f amy dry
goods house accordion-plaited or
crimped chilTon frills iu white, black,
cream and fancy colors, with Persian,
ribtton or lieaded edges. Shoulder
straps of satin riblton efirried down the
front and back would serve to keep the
fullness of the eh iff on in place, thus
giving a slender look to the figure. fct.
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