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TO EARTH S CENTER.
Yellowstone Park and Its Countless Wonders. THE LAND OF GEYSERS. Yalrmno?s That *pnrt Hot W?l?r-B(ll> Ins *|>rinc? niih Rainbow Colore? r*a*Ri rauracla-nounuiu ?? Salpbur, Slllri and LlnnMM. f Covrespmrtonee of T?* Kvisiia Stab. Mamxotb Hot SrmtNo*, Augu*t, 1990. HEN JULES VERNE once wished to give bis reader* ? glimpse of the wonder* of the center of tbe earth be was compelled to tend them in imagination to Iceland to grope perilously _ - * _ in the recess.* of extinct ? ? "VA-^Volcanoe*. Nowaday* wo ? ^"'" Thave changed all that. We go to Yellowstone Park, Mid the content* of the world's interior ire brought to tbe surface and exhibited for oar convenient inspection on moantnta heights, more than a mile above the level of the sea. Here we do not descend to Mm world's center. It ascends to us. Waters etenalag with tb* earth's internal tires issue k*n as spring*, building terraces, depositing stalactites and stalagmites of limestone and sillsa, as m tbe remotest corner* of the deepest rare* Thar* is bar* an open-air Luray exhi hltiea, in which underground processes are ceuiiMted on the surface, at height* greater than tbe summit of Mt. Washington. There are displayed bar* nst only reminder* of heat dispaachad from tb* center or the eartb, but alM specimens of tb? chemical products of natmre a underground paint factory. Th? most brilliant ooiors imaginable are deposited by the boiling waters. Not merely things of j beauty are sent from below. In th* geysers thee* i* a suggestion of the tremendous power of the force* that lurk uuder tbe earth's crist. A cleft in tbo surface of the rock and earth, a thousand feet deep and more than twenty miles long, into which a river falls, displays 011J its ?idea tb* vivid colors which indicate the work of agencies from vastly greater depths. Then there are mountain* of evidence in volcanic rock of a time, geologically recent, when the ?arth batched through such vent holes as thoae of tbe geysers tire and me.ted lava m atead of hot water and steam. Little patches of the earth's crust are turned inside out. Bnmblincs and roarings of the underground workl affright tha ear. and frequent messen gers from it leap into tbe air and startle the aya. Uncle Sam has not been able to climb tbe north pole in advance of tbe universe, but he can boast of getting closer and more con venient views at the wonders of the center of ?be earth than any national competitor. I made my journey, then, to the world'* inte rior. not by the Verne route?down a volcano shaft?bat by the Northern Pacific railroad to Cinnabar, Mont., and thence by stage to vaxMorn hot HFRisas, tha first attraction of Yellowstone Park. Looking from tbe hotel porch our group of reoeatly arrived tourists saw, not far distant, a whit* terraced bill emitting steam from many points. In front of it and nearer to ns was a slop lag plateau also displaying terraces and little clonds of steam, and from its surface a ?a abspad mound projected. We soon found ? rC 9 ?? LIBMTT CAP. by a scramble of inspection that the ateam marks tba site of springs; that the white bill aad its terraces and the plateau are calcareous deposits of the hot water, and that the curious mound. known as Liberty Cap, is composed of overlapping layers of the sediment, and was built np many years ago to the height of fifty-two feet by the overflow of water from tha orifice at its top. The springe, of which there are more than fifty now active, are scattered over about 170 acres of ground. They sra constantly shifting and issuing in new Jilaces. and names change with each change of ocation. Cl*op,.tra spring and terrace, for instance, tba themes of the glowing descrip tions of the guide book, for which we made diligent search as in duty bound, are found to be tnings of th* pa*t, dead and gone to decay like Cleopatra herself. A like tate will soon overtake tha active aud attractive springs of today. Hiuute description of the present springs, with their present names and condi tion*. is thus discouraged. The most notable feature of the spring* is tbe lim-.stone deposit of the water, ana the deposits are remarkable for their vaat amount, for the curious and beantiful shapes which tbey assume, and for the vivid colors which vary the dazzling white and gray of the limestone. There are here three square mile* of calcareous depo it simi lar to the material of which St. Peter's and the friaeipal buildings of Korne are constructed, he deposits, as a rule, appear as terraces, the spring issuing at the top of the formation, nud the water flowing into limestone bxsius. and overflowing into another sen** of basins at a lower level, aud *o on to the foot of the tor race. Th* stalactite fo r matione at the edge xniivt Ttxitri. ?f the baain* often extend in crystal many Mn>ed columns down to tha level of the next aeriee ef basins and constitute the terraco frout They are very beautiful when recently formed and wet. The ancient dry formation is apt to oraek and crumble. The appearance of the terraee* ha* been aptly compared to that of a cataract plunging over natural (helves, whieh. a* it falls, i* turned to stone. The predominant color of the deposit is grayisn white, but other colors appear in profusion and show to advantage against tbe lunestono background. The haoins are often pink-tinted and about their borders and around the ipriugs are all tint* of brown, red and yellow. Pecu liar v*g*tation s-jpplie* shade* of green aud the water itaeif is a transparent light blue. tbe Broaaoo or thk p\kk. Aayou tiptoe through the hot water in the ?eighborhood of the spring* you fiud yourself under th* inspection of a figure in uniform, a representative of the might aud majesty of the United (state* army, lie is there primarily aud theoretically to keep you from breaking and ?tealing the "formation," act* againtt which you ar* warned at every step by "Keep off the grass" placards. Incideutali.v he serves (fur a consideration; as guide, "i he first shock of discovery that you have a military ke*per soon passes, aad in a littl* while you pay no more , attention t? a soldier thau to a new spring. Familiarity breeds at least lack of interest and lack of fsar. Soldier* pop up everywhere about the light* of the park. They are ?mnipre*ent reminder* that I ucle Sam through hi* military arm i* in active control of thing*. By law the Secretary of Interior ha* exclusive eharge of the 3.575 square mile* of the park, which have Deen reserved from settlement by Congress, aud is required to make regulations for tbe protection or the natural curiosities and wonder* contained in iL But Congress several Tear* ago cut off the appropriation for a super intendent and assistants to care for the part, and the work of carryiug out the regulatious of the Secretary ha* been added to the diverdtled dutlee of the army. In the absence of fighting to be done the government offer* its men of war a wide range of employment, from black ing an officer's boots to municipal government ?f th* District, and including the position of Keman and guide in the Yellowstone. There ?n a mixture of civil and military in the Management of the park, just as there is in the government of the District of Columbia. It* government ia that of a military reaervation nominally under civil control, a sort of "dou ble-faced gentleman,'* like Janus. runnia in ointioi. The evening ef the first day ia the Tallow itaoa ts spent ta a struggle for advantage la toMriag p.aces la the vehicle* whleh are to make the round trip of the Dark. The H>U iu the stage or surr?y in whit h you leave the hotel iu tko moru.ug wiil probably bi retained by you through th? rent of your jourucy. Consequently it in a matt-rot greet importance to become a member of au agreeable party, if your own party ta not sufficiently lar^e to fill one of tha vehicle*. So ali through the eveu Liig you are weighing in tha balance your ft 1 low passenger* and be.ug weighed by them in turn. The opinionated and quarrelsome in- j dividual, the traveled '-bow." the invalid, the incorrigible punster, the party with spoiled and whining children are all noted, and avoided. At thi* time, too, we received the appalling information that we would come in contact with a Raymond excursion. and we took our first lesson in regard to the nuisances of tha park. We learned that these are dust, mosquitoes, run. bad water and?worst of all. rankiug with the plagtia of Rgyptian locusts or American grasshoppers?Raymond excursion*. Yea. the inoffensive-looking excuraioniat, who travel* where the manager lintetb and who know* not whence he cometh or whither he goeth. J iramed in the park hotela and Btage* and apparently dcaer\ing sympathy inatead of reproach, in in the Yellowstone an unmitigated nuisance. The hotela. except thoso at the Hot Springs and the Canon, aro small, rattletrap affair*. When one of these large excursion*, with quarter* engaged in advance, goes sweep ing through the Yellowstone it is not only wretchedly housed itself, but it absolutely ren I dent the park uninhabitable for the small pri ' vata parties and individual travelers. By per mitting them to enter, with it* hotel accommo dation* in their present condition, the iark anaociation ia discouraging all other travel and is killing the goose that lay* the golden egg. One of these parties overtook us on our aecond dayj in the park, a* pre dated, and we were engaged in dodg ing it. with inconvenience to ourselves during our whole trip. Until the association has been compelled to erect suitable hotel* at all the necessary points tho Northern Pacific ticket office* and station*, at least at the cud* of the line where book tickets 'or ihe ronnd trip of the park aro sold, ought to be placarded with word* of warning whenever an excursion party ia about to enter the Yellowstone. I'ro nibitory placard* directing you uot to tread upon the formation end not to brea'i or injure the formation, and not to leave your camp tire* burning, and not to do this, that and the other j thui*; stare you in the fare at every turn. To the ii*t should be added uus after tills Ushiou: : Beware!! Keep out of tho park'! : I Excursionist! in possesion! : Next morning ws started for the geysers. I was in a two-seated vehicle carrying three per sons besides tne driver. Wo caine last iu tho procession of vehicles, a position which we re tained and which wK utilized to enable in to linger at points of interest without delaving our fellow travelers. Ihe day was oue or stage riding, with sufficient sideshow* to make the trip an interesting one. Glimpse* of tho top of tho mountains, which constitute the rocky wall of the park, tne yellow cliffs of Golden Oate, the black and (in places; glistening wa.is of volcaniu glass that rnuks up Obsidian clilT. little cataracts like ilustic falls, tb? b.avei dams and houses of Beaver lal.e, the springs and second-rate geyser* of the Norris basin, ?inch lie near the road, contributed to the in terest of the day's sight-seeing. Itie most notable sell of the day was the guulo book's wonderful roadway of obsni.aii. "the only piece of R?ass road in the world." V.sions of "tread lug upon a New Jerusalem style of pavement were dispelled by a sight of the road, winch on the surface is unmistakable dirt, with 110 visible 1 points of superiority over any other road. What lies beneath the surface a* the foundation of the road, whether volcanic gin*', gold ore or gravel, deponent* sav nol and care not. The journey wu*a;*o euliv. nedby me "irreprossibio conflict" between the drivers and certain tour ist*. Hostilities ou the | art of the latter con sisted in tiriug couutles* "tool questions" at tho drivera, in delaying the vehicle* at each supposed point of interest and in writing do nunciatory letters to the newspapers After the trip. Ihe drivers got even by occasionally starting their horses with unusual prompt ness if a geyser appeared to be about to play, and by way of lurthor retaliation they have named a gcysjr "liij .u'lris., wnn;n doe* nothing bat growl and sputter. I.ate in the atternoou we arrived at Lower Geyser basin. We stopped there to upend the night, mainly, it appeared, bee..use the hotel had been built there. Thero seemed to be no other reason for tarrying at thi* point instead of pushing on to Foantain or Excelsior geyser, whera thero was something to see. We invited rheumatism and strained our eyes standing on and gazing from the damp tanks of the F.rehole river ut alleged beavers, wliicu, it appears, are accustomed to come out into the river to feed just when it gets too dark to see them. Then, having exhausted the sights, we went to bed. OX TO THE GEYSER*. The next day was geyser day. The pro gram presented a series of wonderful sights from early in the morning until late at night. The first geyser which we saw wa* the Fount ain, and because it was the first we were much impressed by its eruption. It* water column J when it is spouting is fountain-like and pleas I ing in shape, but it does uot play to any great height. Near it are the puint pots, an exhibit of the results when the hot water of the park I forces it* way to the surface through earth in I stead of rock. A b;;siu forty by sixty feet. I like that of u spring, i* filled with a throbbing mass of mud. It ia like the most agitated and threatening of quicksands. Mud waves of various shapes surge up and fall back with a plop-plop, plunkety-piunk accompaniment. At ono point in the basin tho rnud rim is broken, and numerous mud cone*, a foot or two in height, have been formed. The mud at this point is red, pink and gray, and from this fact the name paint pots is derived. Somo of i the cone* belong to miniature mud geysers, which play to the height of several feet. v - '? ?- >."? ? ZXCELSlOB OETBKR. Soon we were in sight of the Excelsior geyser, THE LARGEST IN THI WOULD. Its orater is a vast pit, 100 feet long by 250 feet broad. It is constantly filled within eight een or twenty feet of the surface with water, boiling as in a devil's caldron and hiding ne.iriy all of the opening with steam. In its full eruption an immense volume of water rises from a hundred to three hundred feet iu the air, carrying with it masses of the rocky formation, and falling double* the apparent volume of the Firehole river, which flow* close at hand. Iu walking to the overhanging edge of it* crater the crust sounds bollow to the tread, a grumbling aud threaten.ng murmur is heard, sulphurous odors stifle an l steam blinds the. observer. The place i* terrifying, and if one found himscif in it alone on the occa sion of hi* first visit he would be apt to take to his heels. Sustained by the presence of fellow sight-seers and unconscious of the danger I worked to the very edge of the crater. A* tne steam blew away momentarily from tha other side of the crater I saw that the overhanging edge wa* a mere crust.undermined by thu boil ing water, aud ready to fall inte the caldron at any moment. I stood not upon the order ot ray going, but went away at once. The site of the Exce.sior is aptly termed "Hell's Half Acre." The geyser evidently broke through tha earth's crust suddenly and violently. It has no cone, aud in this respect it resembles the great gey ser of Iceland, from which the name geyser, meaning gusher or rager, is derived, and which wben it was thought to bo the only one in existence was visited by scientific men from all parts of the world. The absence of a cone la viewed as an indica tion of tender youth in geysers. Excelsior is therefore considered as the giant infant among the great geysers of the Yellowstone, and those in tne upper basin of the park, with their re markubie cones, rank as the oldest in the world. Hell's Half Acre displays the beautiful as well as terrible. Not far from the crater of the geyser, and likely before many years to become part of the gey*?r's basin through the rapid undermining and tumbling in of the neparating formation, are Turquois spring and Prismatic lake, the latter being the largest and most beautiful spring in the park. The siliceous de posit from the geyser's waters and connected springs does not form so rapidly or so profusely a* the calcareous deposit of the mammoth hot springs, but resemble* it when formed, and ia characterised by the same beautiful color. The water of I'rismatic lake is bine or green, accord ing to its depth. About tha borders are yel lows. rods, porples, browns and grays. The lake of many eolors gleams like a Jewel la its grayish-white setting af silica deposit Re luctantly leaving the wonders of this spot wa soon found ourselves driving among tha be wllderlng profusion sf geysers and springs U the nprer basin, an<l to our (topping place at the hotel. Here within the space of a few Billet 1* THE MOST WO-JPERFCL GEYSER *XIUBIT in tho world. There ?ro here more great gey sors, that ii, geysers spouting over 100 feet in height thauare elsewhere collected. The heat which displays itself is that of the earth a center, increased by that which is pro duced bv mechanical action in the rocks of tho reg on and that which btlougs especially to thj volcanic rocks iu which the springs are located. Ine geysers are pronounced by the scientists to be volcanoes iu the last stage of develop ment? water volcanoes. so to apeak. The en denies of the close connection between volca noes and geysers are overwhelming. The former usually grow into the latter, but the re verse process has taken place and it is recorded that not many years ago the great geyser of Iceland for a considerable period erupted hot smoke and ashes instead of water. The volcano which spouts lava is so dangerous to l;fe while in eruption that Its wonders are comparatively inaccessible. The water volcano, though dis playing a terrible power, can be safety studied *niIo in action. K^ur S mil? aionS tho Firchole river and on Both sines of it rise a succession of mounds of geyserite, dotted with boiling springs and th i craters of geysers, all steaming vigorously. ??d the litter at intervals erupting. F.acu one of the twenty-six notable upper BP-vs.rrs hl? " peculiar mid dis c?,?e crater, or a characteristic no'.se or appearance in action, which gives it a name. i lequently the formations about tho craters ii. e tinted with delicato colors, and thev as sume various shapes from thecoi;.' and cylinder o the turretodcastle. Iu a few eases th-Veyser his no cratcr deposit at all. Some of tho gev stM work quietly, with only a swishing, ru-h ing sound. Others roar and shake the ground, inere is an infinite variety in the different forms of geyser exhibit. \srV*T- # I'llATLi: I K CAHTLB OKT8KR. Tho patriarch of the collection is the Castle, which has been depositing geyserito for so many centuries that it has built for itself a castl? - shaped structure with n Inse 10U feet in diameter. This deposit is very hard, as one ot our party, who climbed to the orifice of the cone and. ionug footing, slipped dow n a silica toboggan slide to the bottom, can feelingly testify. There is litdeth.it is reliable in the printed stnt> nn nfs concerniii" the in tervals of eruption. height of column. Ac., in these gevscrs. The quan-ity of water thrown out. the height to which the column rises and t.ie length or the cxluhit vary greatly in difT r < 'it eruptions o: ti.-? same geyser. Out Faith ful and a few of tha minor eevscrs observe a satisfactory regularity in their interral* of dis play and thdr eruptions are tho only ones s'en by innry visitors to the park. OI J Faith ful. which throws a fine column of water between 100 and 200 feet into the air at inter vals ot about an hour stands neir lo tho hotel, and furnishes as good an opportunity for the study of geysers and geyserite as unv la the world. J',lit the greatest inter, at i* taken by visitors in the gev-ers spouting a gre iter vol ume of water with longer and more irregular intervals u they are lucky enough to get eight of these rarer eruptions. ERl'PriOS OF THE niAVT. After dinner we had walked from the hotel past Old Faitliful, across tho Firehoie river and wore leisurely inspecting the cones and craters and springs of "geyser hill." a great m tss of deposit covering over twenty acres, v. here many of the principal geysers are col lected. Suddenly we saw on tho other bide of the river and some distance from us a column of water rising high in the air. Then followed h breathless race to the place ;t the eruption. It was the Giant geyser. which is credited with spouting higher than any other in tho upper basin, in full action, a spectacle of comparu tively rare occurrence. We passed a dozen craters and springs in our rush toward the Giant and one ot the gevsers tue Oblong?was actually in eruption: but we were not to be di verted from the more imposing spectacle. .'I1" Giant's cone, whieli is snapetl like an immense tree stump de cayed and broken away at ono si ie, a column of water spurted with a mingled hissing and roaring 200 feet in the air, and. falling back, poured over the terrace of deposit which serv .< as a platform for the crater, and swelled and lieatcu the Firehole river. Clouds of steam sent out by tho hot water rose above tho geysers coiuuin. until to oue .ookiag from the foot of the govser Jt seemed to mingle with the clouds and 'fiil tho say. i'ortions of tho column appeared to re ceive in turn special impetus and shot out in jets into the sunlight and fell iu a Oriiuant spray of sparkling, staking drops. The erup tion lasted for about an hour. On the side of the great plati'orm of goyger deposit which was farthest from the river the Spectators were collected. 0 number increased as the eruption pro gressed. Every few minutes there would be fresh arrivals in a state of high excitement It was on tii,? occasion that 1 first fuiiy appreci ated tho omnipresence of the camera and the kodak. Every other nuin, woman and child seemed to be taking a view or series of views ot the eruption. Here a veteran with a tripod was philosophically fixing the scene from the best point of view. Here a youngster, breath less with running and excitement, was dancing around the geyser, or as far around as he could get. and snapping a kodak at short inter vals. Nobody but tiio photographer who de velops his films will know exactly how many Views he piac< d upon the same "film, or how many snaps were made with tha cap shutting out the view altogether. Kodak fiends revel in the park. They gather about the site of an expected eruption and train tneir weapons upon it aud lie in wait for it just as the festive potato bug places himselt in position to gramde the plant as it issues from tho ground. The most modest and retiring geyec r is not permitted to spout un seen and unsnapped. But tho principal beautv of tho park, the coloring of geyserite and lime stone, cannot bo photographed, tho blinding glare of the sun reflected from tho deposit plays havoc with view taking, and tho groat geysers wet the kodak with steam and laugh to ?corn the attempt to reproduce their majestic but vague and constantly changing outlines. But what cares the kod ikisti' Everywhere he goes merrily snapping, too often careless and unappreciative of the wonders and beauties of the park except as they furnish targets for his shooting. When others are feasting their eyes J on the grand aud attractive ho rushes about in absorbing search for a snapshot point of view, and his thoughts instead of being moved with wonder and admiration run evermore in this groove: Ueraove cap, snap, pull string, turn key, snap, pull string, turn key, snap, pull string, turn koy^nd so on to infinity. The guide boflf is not more misleading in its confident a?sura . 'es concerning the intervals and duration and height of eruption of the greater number of the geysers than it is in its information concerning those which are active. It gives Tirid descriptions of a number which have ooxi OCT or BUSINESS for a long time and possibly permanently. There is the Bee Hive, for instance, which u described as one of the most beautiful in the upper basin, and is, of course, one of the first objects of search for the eager tourist. Many doses of soap thrown into its crater to bring on a quick eruption have, after performing their purpose of temporarily stimulation, disabled the geyser permanently to all appearances. For *,i u"" !' !1m do' played at all, resisting all the blandishmeuts of soap, and it is now of no use to auybody unless a shart can be sunk Into it in order that it may be worked at a soap mine. There are geysers in the basin which are in the habit of putting on all the symptoms of an intention to erupt, and then of subsiding, to the disappointment and indignation of the ?xpeotant spectator. The tourist i? hereby wwned especially against the (so-called) Splen did geyser, around which we stood for an hour momentarily expecting an eruption. The tonrUid who wore to Ioato the upper basin tlut afternoon vara fairlr dragged from the spot bj their driver* in an agony of disappointment with t ir e.vp* fixed npon tha point where every miuut? iSpi.-uuiJ wae expected to rise into the air Bat uo boiled and gurgled and spnttervd an<i surged up for half an Lour afterward ami then failed to ernpt after all The principal photograph of this career is entitled "Waiting for Splendid to Erupt," and we can now ap preciate the appropriateness ot the selection of "" T,ew the park photographer. In the evening we enjoyed a delightful drive to iome or the more remote of the springs and gevs -r? of the upper baein. We .aw a highly orna mented und gigantic geysorite punch bowl aud epecimcu lake, so called, the overflowings of a wonderful spring called Black Sand basin. I wa'er. heavily charged with deposits, "?pread over acres of ground not onlv the Kray of tha geyaerit*. but the moat brilliant coloring iu yellows and reds and in delicate rink, saffron and green, 'ihe deposit has formed about the roots of trees, around which tue hot water lias washed, and has been taken j up 111 to their truuks, and the trees stand about "a*e, Qf formation white and dead, or uprooted, fallen and twisted, they look like the skeletons of some of Dore's monsters. In driving over the edge of the formation it eenieu as if the vehicles were passing through ?now and slush. The snow effect was height ened when Inter the moon came out. au 1 the w ii.eneas of crater* and mounds of gevserite et erywnere readily suggested a winter sleigh ride. There was aomet.'tlns ghostly and crhastiy la tue desolation and peculiar whiteness of the scene. iiider Haggard could well msl.e tins the scene of a wierd and imug ina.ion-straining story, entitled, let in say, "The Land of the White Death." ur drive carried us to the Biscuit basin.where t ie deposit tikes the shape of masses of liard " olive green biscuit, and where, with other curious tilings, we saw a spring in which at intervals of a minute a Urge, silvery bubble roRo to ilio surface from unkuown depths, a very mild eruption viewing the spring as a geyser. returning to the hotel we walked to tue woods not fur distant and watched the operation of feeding a small black btar, which two oi the h 'tel men have induced to come Ik0",' , den 111 forest at night to sup on tlie frc*h meat which thov provide. The park ik something of a game preserve, as hunting in it h lorhidden. There are inor? than a htin ir 'J buffalo s in the park, and they are occa sionally shen at the suggestion o; the stagt drivers by the more imaginutive of the tour ists. ihe beaver Nourishes in tho water aud the oar, moose, elk. a:iteiop<, panther auc othei animals in the woods. i'hu spectacle of Ot.D FAITHFUL. Old l-aithful by moonlight?and a wonderful sight it was and the boiling of some eggs as souvenirs in ono of the hot springs completed the day s program. Surely a greater variety oT the terrible, the beauiilul, the wonderful and the curious was never elsewhere crowded into so small a space as in the upper gevser basin of the Yellow stone. Here we have something really uncanny and satisfying. We are fairly in touch with the center of the earth at last. T.W.N. NOODLES AT TENDS A FUNERAL. I n.ucklly Itl< the Wroni; One and Con* slderablc Annoyance Arises. fyjt DON T THINK I ever had a more sur *" | prising experience," said Noodles at the ' Platypus Club last night, "than befel me _ day before yesterday, when it was my miatoi tune to attond the wrong funeral. You'll lenieiuber I told you fellows somothing of a small legacy I was to receive from a rather distant relative?an ancient mai len cousin in 1 hiiadelphia whom I had never seen. On ac count of it I felt it my duty to go on to attend tho burial with an appropriate weeper on mv hat. "Services were to bo held at the church, and I got there from the train, which was belated, after the ceremony had begun. No one took any notice of me, however, and I saw no one pre>ent that I knew. When the closed casket had been put on the hearse I got into one of the carriages provided for the mourners who wished to follow it to tho grave yard. My onlv companion in the vehicle, as it rumbled slowly along over the cobble stones toward Laurel liul, wus a ruddy-faced old gentleman with a wart on his no?e and a fringe of white whitkers ail around hut countenance. " 'Uolutive of the corpse'/' ho said, interroga tively, pointing with his thumb over his shoul der in the direction of the hearse. "' 'Soniewliat remotely.' I replied. "Queer old duck, the defunct,'added the old gentleman, evidently desiring to converse ' 'Indeed!' I respondod, rather astonished' for the remark struck me as irreverent, and. though I had often heard young ladies called ducks, I had never known the term applied to an aged spinster. However. I said something to the effect that I had heard the trouble was liver complaint. Bats, exclaimed the old gentleman, some what vulgarly. I thought. 'Call it whisky and you will strike it nearer.' "'Von don't tell me so!" I replied, quite shocked. -Dissipation was the last thing I should have imagined'? " ?Dissipation is a mild word for it, mv dear sir, said the old gentleman, giving me'a poke in the stomach with the gold head of his cane for the sake ot emphasis. 'Such continuous buramiug as was indulged in by tho defunct tion ?a?Ug t0 wreck atrong'eat conatitu '"I cannot express to you my amazement at such information. 1 rejoined. 'Such a model of austere virtue as 1 have always heard mv relative to be! It is really too painful ' "/Haw, haw!' guffawed the old gentleman again, somewhat vulgarly, poking me once more in tha stomach with the head of his stick ?Austere virtue is too good! I shall certainly die of this. Ho. ho. ho!' - "He did look as if he were in Imminent danger of an attack of apoplexy; but finally he calmed down and got the tears wiped out of his eyes, remarking with a final snort and snig ger that tears were appropriate at a funer^ As for myself 1 was too disturbed and aston ished by what I had just learned to care to pursue the conversation further. When the grave in the cemetery was reached I dismounted | with the rest of the mourners and stood by hat iu hand, while the coffin was opened for a' last look at ttie deceased. You can imagine my amazement when I saw that my late maiden relative had large black whiskers. "Thosituation dawned upon meat once?I Was attending the wrong funeral. "So taken bv surprise was I that I actually staggered back a step or two and one or two people grabbed me, saying: -Poor fellow' He's overcome with grief. Lookout or he'll faint.' "Nevertheless, I recovered myself aud, with out offering any explanation, awaited the con clusion of the prayer and the final interment I had the carriage to myself on the way back [ tho old gentleman with the wart on his nose having doubtless joined some frieuds in au | other vehicle, and it did not take me long to discover tue cause of my mistake. A glance at the funeral notice showed me that I had struck the right church, but that I had got the time for the services an hour wrong. My funeral was at 12 o'clock, whereas the ceremony I had lut upon began at 11 and was for somebody I else. Unfortunately I have already learned of [ certain strictures that have been made upon my ill-breeding in neglecting to attend the burial Of the kind and good old lady in Phila delphia aud I expect to have some difficult* in explaining the matter away." Sad End of a Romance. From the Grapblo. "May I kiss you?" It was in the orchard. She answered him not Picking a leaf from a pear tree near by ah* handed It to him. He thought he read her answer?"Leave." Turning, he went his way. She Razed at him in astonishment, for iha meant her answer to ba: "You have leaf." And so it all ended. ?? Sir William Petty'a Prediction. From the London Echo. One of the most striking instancea we know of the wisdom of our ancestors la the predic tion of Sir William Petty, 300 years ago, that In the nineteenth century London would contain 4.000,000 inhabitants. And yet there were no scientific statistics in Sir William Potty's day. In fact there had been acareely anything in that line since the compilation of Norman \V illiaui s "Doomsday Book." Excluding the London district from the metropolis proper retty s prophecy waa wonderfully exact. But bofore the end of the century, nine years m?*ropoUa proper will hold ita 5,000.000. We ahalf know in a few m on tha. wnen and bow ia this monatrooa growth to FRIENDSHIPS OF OLD. When Gen. Belknap and Others Were i SOME PLEASANT THOUGHTS. Recmlllai OM Friend* u4 Their Balan-Prat. ?twill an< HI* file* Club - Dad* Amonf W?ll>KM?n Y*M| Wa*hla(Malaa>. Written for The Etexixo Stab. HE death of Gen. Belknap sever* *n Fgotherof the few remaining link* which fi R^lU Ua *? ^J roomorj of 'im goes back to the days when be was a ?tudent in the law office of Hugh Caperton, esquire, in Georgetown. He was en a jouug man of about nineteen or twenty years of age. After he had been admitted to practice at the bar he went to Iowa, and our next meeting waa at Charleston. S. C.. at the democratic contention in I960, where he waa a delegate from Iowa. 11. wan ,n ,ri!ont advo cate o. Stephen A. Douglas, and with that wing ? u u deta0cra,Jo P*fty subsequently acted with the republicans after tho year l?fll. He told me he waa reported a* a "copperhead" until the war broke out. wheu at a meeting ne.dat Keokuk he proponed a test oath of al egiance to the Union which atnggerod those who had "Mailed hia political views. The next him*hvV<,eiiU Was ? dinner give u Ifter h?^'\ ? eni1' "nKh C"P?ton. esq,are. ill 1 h'e" Hl'P"'?ted Secretin- ot War. tho vZitViU*/ 1? KaU.g';d ln "PPW^wce from 10 youth tlint 1 had known wh:le a student >ou"? ' ardent Houglas democrat i ! ? ? " ' i same gem.u however, remained unimpaired by his ih-ci el?VA>0n' H!'d tL:it mi""- nature. ttiill'urin" h i .triil1 *U'1 mid ?. :' h" endured. elide.tred im.i to the inunj friends who sustained linn. J ,<pent tTJrr "."i'th* ?ti,er-11 tRikiuB ?r ^ 2'u a"'i tha U'W friends who remained. ? ?.. hursday night. the 9ih instant, we mH* i an urtlcI? be proposed pre nn i?.a k'? Utah's reminiscence* of the le Ln bet^a ?'th street and Georgetown, ilc kii| w almost every occupant lioin the ' 'J W ' as ? b1?>'- h" waj with his father. I wa* stationed here for some vcars, and rec.ft.I1.them ra?? vividly, with many incidents which would have made a most in tcresting article. V hcu we separated ou that Ke th,9 ntxt ,UKht- Friday. n-T ?n o 5. 2 offlce- but hj was not in, and a?ain on Saturday niglit 1 called, at th<- time he wssatDr. Hills'. On Mcndav I had just reached the building in which he had his SXi7fen et Dr-H:I1*- "ho toiJ me of 1 ,aw him w? niade an engage ment to call on Oen. Pike. wLom ho remeiii old fr ^nrt afn^ iU? 'Ui8- and wbo wac an old friend of his father's. Wo were also going over to Georgetown College, and in the reli?f"f t^SU 1,1 morics ho seemed to find dured uT, ?ain* "J sufferings he en lfd-, ^ hilu yet a student with Mr. Caperton he told me of a dinner to which he was invited given by GenBobt. Ouid to Judge Henry Saint George Tucker, tho father of Beverly w,'? WaM also present with Col. G jorge ll ?gt?nr"nd Hunter, tho assist ant secretary of stato, and others. Col. WasU ington in personal appearance waa almost a ?r ('on- Washington, as painted by c ki 8IZe nn fo?tour and face tue re EBLiblance was remarkable. ?K\. 11KLKNAl* BI.TI ENED TO WASHINGTON as major general with his command to partici pate in the review of Sherman's army and the Army of the Potomac and was stationed new Washington for some time previous to the dis bandmcnt of his command. While here he 'iW40;^'3 ?'d PrecePtor," as he cabled him. Hugh Caperton. He called with his ' ."J a"*yed ,n.a11 "Jbo.pomp and circumstance ? J1!' . ? do him honor, but found him con lined to hia room by aevere illut?s. The meet ing, he told me, was a most affecting one. Thev em braced like father and son and Mr. Car er ? * Wtlero " Bob?" meaning Gen. onlv m. a?8U; tnaP,told him ho had seen him only a short time before in the Libbv prison at Richmond and that he would soon be releaaed. The delay in obtaining the release ot the pris ul nil iUrfd '* Uie Cl?#* ?f tU war caused Gen n IV C0m8 u? ^H8h'ngton, when Gen. fielknip saw her at the St Vin cent Orphan Asylum, where ahe was fnr v!U??k er ?Uat' tiie ,uP?rior. and Obtained for her the release she was seeking of her hus band. In the same room with Gen. Ould at the prison was the Hon. Mr. Hatch of Missouri now a member of Congress, tho generaTtold me Gen. Belknap reminded me of a dinner at Mr. Caperton;*, where as a young man he first saw Gen. Pike, Mr. Kingman and others, ir- i j 14 Bea? next to Alexander Pimltry. Mr Waldemar Bodisco had sent to our host some caware he had just received from Bussia. It was on the table and my neighbor, Dimitrv.eat i.Dgu .Wlth great gusto, pronounced it the best he had ever tasted, and insisted I should try it in his imperious way. I declined, as I had never tasted it, but he persisted and I vielded and took a portion. It was my first and last taste of caviare! After a little brandy to tike the taste away I turnod on Dimitry and we at tracted the attention and amusement of the table, and poor Belknap reminded me of the surprise Dimitry and "Waldr* Bodisco ex preased at my not liking caviare. I understood after that one taste what had puzzled me in Shakespeare. "Caviare to the gonerai." It waa an acquired taste even in his day. When Gen. Belknap'a trouble came I (ought some information from Mr. Heister Clymer in relation to it, who was on the committee of in vestigation, I think chairman, who told me Belknap was innocent of any knowledge of the sale until informed of it, I think, by Mr. Cly mer himself. Mr. Clymer spoke of him in the most affectionate manner, and tears filled his eyos as he expressed the deepest sympathy for hiui. They had been, he told me, classmates at Princeton College, from which they graduated, and he said: "He is tho victim, but will take the blame to shield others." The trial was one wnich attracted universal attention, and he bore up under it with marvelous fortitude, sustained, doubtless, by the desire to save those dear to him. He has left us, but the memory of him will long remain with those who knew him and to whom he had become endeared by his many manly virtues and the heroio endurance of his trials and his sufferings. ? ? ? * ? ? ? The death of Prof. John H. Hewitt recalls most vividly the personality of an old friend. He resided here and taught music for several years, and during the canvass of 1844 between Mr. Clay and Mr. Polk he was very earnest and active in the support of Mr. Clay. He was at that time the poet laureate of tho whig party, wheu the potency of song was invoked to aid in the election of our iaol, Mr. Clay. He or ganized a glee olub and was its leader ?wrote its songs and arrauged them for the orchestra, of which ho whs the director, and in which one of the Kckloffs played first violin and Dr. Mc Clerry, 1 think, tortured the violoncello. The voices were very well trained indeed by Mr. Howitt and our fame extended beyond the wig wam which resounded to our entliusiastio whig melodies. These songe were published in book form, and called for brevity "The Yellow Kiver," and our meetings being called to order by Mr. Joseph H. Bradley, the president of the olub, he would announce: "The Glee Club will now sing that soul-inspiring melody of 'Bally, Whigs,'" with which we opened our meetings, and the audience were requested to join in the chorus, "Yellow Kiver, page, Ac.," and at each intermission of the speeches the Glee Club, with Prof. Hewitt, baton in hand, would rise and pour out our souls in eonge in praise of our candidate. A great meeting was held at Winchester, last ing tnree days, and we were invited, and about a hundred citizens went from here by the oanal to "Harper's Ferry," an experience rivaling the "Middle Passage" in painful discomforts, whioh, rather than tempt on our return, many of us took to the railroad via Baltimore. ProL Hewitt was one of us who preferred that line of travel. It waa at this great gathering of whigs I first met the Hon. Beverdy Johnson, vho, with many distinguished visitors to the convention, was with us on our return, aud on reaching Baltimore a reception awaited us and a mass meeting was organised in Monument Square, where the distinguished orators held forth?and we, for many of the Glee Club had deserted the canal transportation?under Prof. Hewitt, enlivened the meeting with our musio. I had not seen Mr. Hewitt for many Sears, but the announcement of his death as touched the chords of memory, and they resound with some most agreeable recollections of him. Mr. Hewitt eontribnted to, if he did not edit, the Baltimore Clipper, which for some years was a formidable rival of the Sua. His songs, in the days even before I knew him, were sung in almost every family. Hia name became "a household word" wherever ausic was heard. His volume* of poems met th* most favorable recaption, and for som* five years fcs occupied a very high position iaoa| HIS TROCBLES. ASOTHKB OLD FRIEND. th? literary ce'ehritie* of that d^r. He woo ' toe prise fop a poem from E igar \ To?, who ' was ui- competitor in tint literary ? onte*t. m J , aiU0ag tht ju..i;e? to <l?-CHie ou til" menu of the plan* ml iu.lli J was (ieorg- 1 M rrit.Wm Cullcu Errant and other* of l.ke matured ! judgment. I h?J supposed Mr. ilewitt hud long since pa*t?d away, for iu ?h" da)* wbrn hi* tongs were *o famdiar he wa* a" man of mature age auJ one who had alreadv obtained recognition In the world of music and litem- ' ttire. I hardly recall a single individual who I wan with a* then. The orator* whoee vo:i*??s made the "wig?am" r.ng with thru praises of Henry Clay, and those whose melody aided in proclaiming his greatness. are Client in death. Nearly half a century ha* rolled away and what are now the necessities of life bad then no ex istence. BFOINXISO or T^DtM. It was not until the following year, 1"*45, that l'rof. Morse had so far perfected his tele graph between here end Baltimore ns to give us the first evidence of it* capability Prof. F.spv was engaged in what ha'a since grown into sn. h magnitude, tlie weather report, and wa* advancing his theory of producing rain ' when needed by heavy canuonading. Sam Colt wa* here at thHt tune, and had b. en for some year*. exhibiting hi" revolver to unbeliev ing ordnance officer*, end suffering in poverty from tiegle-ct of Ir.s great inventions. The Mexican war. however, proved it to bo all he had claimed for tt. and front want he rose to weaith and dist.notion. The like good fortuue awntted Prof. Morse. Wl.ile suffering from the tardy action of Congress he ft und a friend in the Hon. Anios Kendall. 1 ehiu't remem ber if Prof. Espy prognosticated storms. but while he w.i* writing on the subject we liad here the tiret cvcloue on record. A friend, who reminds me of it. say* all the atmospheric uprearanceg which nowadays precede tho*o destroyers were seen in tins case. The same stillness in the air and clo: uess and In at, and it came visibly from the Potomac, up the canal, until it met an impediment in the oid "Marsh" market, now (enter market. De ltacourt. from whose itb lous book 1 quoted last week, says of tt in a letter under date August 14.'41: "A man trom the state of Ohio lias w ritten to the mayor of Washington that this city is threat ened by a terrible earthquake, which will be preceded bv a very remarkable event At the | very time the mayor wa* reading the letter a I waterspout destroyed the greater part of the | public mark"t and injured several houses. This was thought to be the precursor indicated by the writer ot the letter, and lust night all the negro population and many of the whites went some distance from Washington to sleep." sad asn rmrn ixcihexts. The year of which 1 was speak.ug and which was recalled to mo by the death of l'rof. John H. Hewitt, was one full of sad and painful in cidents which transpired here. The calamitv on the steamer Princeton, by which two mem bers of Mr. Tyler's cabiue t met their death, w*s followed by the hanging of Midshipman Spencer, the son of the Secretarv of the Treasury, by Capt. Slideli Mckenzie. ? broth, r of the late John Slid 11 of Louisiana. He changed his name to inherit a fortune. The whole country sympathized with the affected father, who resigned Ins cabinet position and returned to his home?New York. Mckenzie was tried by court-martml but acquitted, a proceeding which did not mitigate the uni versal condemnation which drove him into retiracv. and where in a few years he died. A letter of James Fennimore Cooper's would make interesting reading even at th.s late day, forty six years alter the terrible event which called it forth. These two events created the most intense ex citement throughout tho whole country, but here, about the same time, the duel between Julian May an l Joseph Cochrane, which re sulted in the death of the latter, thrilled the city with the most painful sensations. Tlie news of the duel fell upon our citizens, shock ing them beyond any preceding event of like character. These two young men, barely of age. were known to almost everybody. Julian May was born here and his family had ob tained a standing in tho community second to none. Dr. Frederick May, his father, eminent in his professional career, was universally re spected. His brothers held position* of honor in the army, where Col. Charles May's heroism is a matter of history, and m the navy William May was recognized as an able officer In the learned professions of law and medicine the names of Dr. John F. May and Hrnrv May take rank umoug the highest Joseph "Coch rane, the brother of the late JohnT. C ochrane, for years chief clerk of the War Department, and of Dr. Kichard Cochrane, was, I tuink, not more than twenty years of age. A foolish quarrel, which occurred in the evening, led to the duel, which was fought at daylight next morning. Dr. Thomas Miller, who accom panied them to the field, with Dr. Cornelius Boyle, tried in vain to bring about a reconcilia tion, having gone to tho field as a mutual friend, hoping to prevent the duel. In a Ion.: card published by Dr. Miller, who weg soverelv censured by the public, he says he made ever'v effort to bring about a sottlement. and that Mr. May, who had challenged Cochrane, had with drawn the challenge, to allow an explanation, but in vain. Cochrane insisted upon the duel proceeding, and then, as Dr. Miller says, he re mained to render any professional aid that might become necessary. At the first tire Coch rane fell mortally wounded. Julian May became an exile?was appointed a lieutenant in the Mounted Rifles, when organized, but I think he never ^returned to Washington. I met him years afterward at the Astor House in Sew York, terribly changed and, as he told me, very unhappy. A PROPHETIC DREAM. A dream I had the night before this duel may interest the readers of The Star as a re markable one. I had been with May and Coch rane in the aiternoon and evening of the day preceding the sad event, but left them to re turn to the bUeibgrncer office, as I did nightly, and from there I went home. At that time Dr. Tobias Watking was ou the staff of editorial writers for the X>xtlotml Iiitelltyiuvr and was one of the earliest to arrive in the morning. This night I dreamed the doctor and myself were traveling somewhere ou horseback'and arrived at a house on the roadside to sleep. We were accommodated and showu into a sleeping apartment on the right-hand aide. The tiouse was a double one as we entered. It was a large room, with two beds in diagonal corners of the room. I took the bed in the rear and Dr. Walking the one in front near the window. A pistol shot, 1 dreamed, awakened me, and 1 saw Dr. Watkins had been shot in the head just above the eye. The dream was so vivid and distressing I could not sleep again. Reaching the office at my usual hour (Dr. Wat kins generally preceded mejandnot finding tlie doctor there I told my dream to Maj. Don olio and expressed a fear that my dream was prophetic of some misfortune to the doctor, but in a few minutes the doctor entered and I repeated my dream and told of my distress. A few minutes after and while talking of it a friend rapped on my win dow, and going to him he told mo of the duel and that Cochrane was yet alive, and requested me to go out as soon as I could, calling at Dr. Ritchie's in Oeorgetown and get certain instru ments, the written names of which he handed me. Terribly shocked as I was, 1 told Maj. Douoho and Dr. Watkina the sad news, and hiring a horse I started for the place as di rected?"the first house on the riglit-hand side after crossing the Chain bridge." I obtained the instruments from Dr. Ritchie's aud crossed the Chain bridge, and before me was the house of my dream, as familiar as if I had known it for years. 1 was shown into the room ou the right hand lide, and there was the room of my dream. The two beds in diagonal corners anil poor Joe Cochrane in the bed next the window, aud the wound exactly as 1 had seen it in my dream. The place where the duel was fought was equally familiar, though I had never seen either house or grove until that morning. I leave to those versed in the knowledge which will tend to unravel this strange dream, and only tell it as a prefix, I may lay, to that nn fortuuate event which sent oue of those youths?for they were hardly more?to his grave and the other into an exile which, he told me, was made wretched by the memory of that fatal morning. Julian May was oue of the handsomest men I ever saw aud Joseph Coch rane was almost hu equal. Two more spleudid specimen* of young manhood I have never seen. AX0THZ1 DUEL, which, at the time, some years before the one I have told of, was fought between two midship men, Sherborne and key. Sherborne was the son of CoL John H. Sherborne, who held some government position at that time, somewhere about 1838-9. key was the son of Francis S. Key, the author of the "Star Spangled Banner" and brother of Philip Bartou key. key wa* killed, and I think Sherborne died years after as commander in the navy. That wa* the first duel I had cognizance of. An old friend. Dr. Tom Mattingly, was present as surgeon. The seconds I cannot recall. Washington, much more of a village at that time than when De Bacourt wrote his libels against her, was shaken to it* oenter by such an event. Who i* now the custodian of "the code," since the demise of CoL Carle* Lee J one*. I do not know, but for year* all matter which demanded a resort to the code were referred to CoL Jone*. Duel* were not nncommon up to 1850. The on* between Grave* and Cilley in 1838 created intense feeling, partaking of th* political bitternee* which prevailed then. It* fatal result and the fact that Graves wa* brought into it a* he wa* by the rule* of th* "code"?he wa* th* bearer of a challenge from Jame* Watson Webb, th* editor of th* Courier and Enquirer of New York, to Mr. Cilley, and Mr. CiUey refuted to accept a chal lenge trom one he did not consider a gentle man Mid then.under lk? codr Mr. Qraree took hi* principal" * pmoe. Thf-re have l>?ca a good mmiv challriiire* i<aaaod between members of Lougrea*. but nuur Uai been fought to a fatal end. M inly and Wim. ? Iminun *n.1 Yancv. Grow Mid Brunch. Inge Mid Stanlj. Breckiti riiige aa<l Outt.ng Col John R M?irn dor *"? nfwM u on* conversant with the code end its requirements and he ?m cali- d b? euiiie one to obtain advice hew he eheuli art and what be ah'mid do. He found <fc-n. Magru.ler an i said a certain man had kicked him and *rit tn hie face and committed other assaults upon him. and be called to tit what be ahonld da. With that trre*i*tlble Hep the General aaid "'Doe* he atlll live/'* -Oh. vee." ?aid the kicked. "He'e d*?wn at the hotel "Well," (aid Magruder, "under such circuis stance* I bar# no advice to gtve." Jons F. CoTLL The Reward of F.nterprUe. From Lif*. 3- j9. & ^ 4. ?> PRESKJST9 lt)K BACHBUHtS. Tho List of Trinket* a Woman May Bestow ? I.ong One. From the New Tork Sua. Girls who have been the recipients ot numerous attentions from their men friends are no longer called upon to suffer the uncer tainties that formerly beset them when the time comen to testify appreciation with small souvenirs presented at Christmas or on birth days. It used to be a serious matter to think of suitable giite for a man. If one happened to achieve popularity with the fair sei bis ingenuity was severely taxed to know what disposition to make of the scores of shav ing setti, slipper*. mouchoir cases and pen wipers that threatened to deluge him. Souie years ago, after the death of a famous physi cian, hi* wife, in looking over his effect* cuuuted thirty odd embroidered smoking caps sent by hi* feminine admirers, togetuer with uulimited use loss needlework her husband had never even removed from tueir original wrap ping*. With much tact the lady gave the entire lot to a fancy charity bazaar going oa in Uie town at tho time. Hut men have changed and their necessities Me tenfold more complex than ot old. For in stance, the bachelor*, those who live m apaii. menM, are grateful lor almost any little trifle that atlas to the luxury of their menace. Nearly all of them do ? bit of perfunctory housekeeping aud give afternoon teas in their chamber* during the season. In the glass cor ner cupboards ntud into the wall they are, therefore, happy to add dainty teacups aud decorated plates to their cMefully selected stock of china. Silk tea cozies, embroidered doylies, divan pillow* and prettily outlined tray cloth* Me among the ineinensivs pres ents a young woman may give with propriety. If the friendship is of long standing or tlie obligations ou her side Me many and heavy a piece r.f silver may be warranted. Then her selection of gilts is vastly extended. She may choose a tat repousse cream jug, a hammered silver sugar bowl, an ungraved dish for bon bons or tea leaves, or again lrom the miscella neous counter where silver inkstands, loving cup*, picture frames and candlesticks ars soldi, a choice bit of l>oulton or a cut crystal flower bowl is admissible under ths cir circunistances named, but the lady should alway* make sure that her offering is sugges tive of the daintiness of of its feminine donor. Costliness is no longer prohibited in an ex change of gifts, but etiquette that dictates in such matters is quite as stringent as to tue style of presents men aud women give each other. It is not a bad idea for those women who have been entertained on yachts to beM m mind the keen appreciation with which the captain receives pietty trifles intended to add to the interior beauty of his boat. An embroidered deck cushion, a gay afghan, a silk and lare shade to temper the cabin lamps, ms all useful and acceptable. But possibly the newest and most flatteringly individual ot tricks a belle can bestow is me pocket or toilet table glove mender. It is a round, heavy silver ring, two inches and a half in diameter, having the man's full name aud the date of its preMntation sngraved on its polished surface. Two dozen or more strands of VMi-colored sewing silks Me then looped over the ring aud plaited in a gay braid. >ext a pair of tiny scissors Me dependent from the silver bu by lengths of Mrrow blue rii> bon. A big bow of very much wider ribbon, of the same shade, has one loop cunningly fash ioned into a miniature button bag, the other furnished with a pocket for the silver thimble, while both ends Me utilized as needle cases. Nothing could be more complete, and never will the bachelor tie- bu woman '"end so fervently as when, in a tearing hurry, thelittle mender bobs up to supply hi* impatient needs. Sumner and Longfellow. From ths Boston Post. ^ A very interesting photograph of Sumner, of which 1 have seen but few impressions, repre sents bun and Longfellow together in familiar intercourse. As is well known, they were warm friends and in sympathy on the great issues of the days when the great statesman was ostracized by fashionable society for ex orcising opinions on the slavery question that the Doet had touched upon without being socially tabooed, doubtlees because his utter ances Were of a more general cart. Tbo fact that they were both members of that ielecl social body, "The Five of Clubs," naturally drew them closer together. It is eurious to recall the fact that the poet was somewhat apprehensive that his friend's round of gayetiee in Europe had turned his head, though he felt confident that, being a strong man. bumner would see in the end that there was something bettor than breakfasting at 10 and dining at C. A young medioal student walked Me tfco Old Book store to look at a work EiSSS atomy of Melancholy," and he shewed idioal student walked into the i this morning and said: "I want irk on anatomy." "I *? dr. Burke, "that I have only ene ton's Anatomy him the volume. him the volume. The young ? leavee mechanically a feweeoonds. eajd " would do. paid for the booh and walked out? Atlanta Journal