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A LION AND A LIONESS.
AN ADVENTURE AND A RO MANCE OF A COURA GEOUS WOMAN. WilTTBI FOB THE EVENIHG STAB BT JOAQUIN MILLEB. . CCeeyr1*htsd J CHAPTER L BOCBT if you will find either profit or pleasure in re^<Ung this incident of my third vovage tip the Nile. It is really not worth readiug. I have written it down merely for a few friends who know lome th ng of the facta and al?o to eacape the antioy iuce of having to tell it orer a* one of the fea urea of my four year*' travel in the orient, tint to begin. Wearying of the Levant I was ; still? a t.aie in Koine, when I was formally invited, *s well aa specially urged, to witness :ne marriage ceremony between the Grand I uchess Alexandria and the Puke of Edinburgh, l et us paesover tL?se wasteful follies-the waste of time, the waste of sense, of soul. I nave only mentioned the reason for my prea . iica in St. Petersburg, have only mentioned hi tact of my being there because I saw a face : that gathering of people that could not be . >rgotten. It w,.s the face of a tall, dark find -ereuely silent Dolores?a young woman who ii.td sttrely met and made the acquaintance of -? rrow early in the morning of life. I sorae mes wonder if 1 could ever have known or k red to know any one who had not sorrowed t epiv. And yet I now know very well that 1.1 whatevergniso that woman conld have come there could have been no tworoada tor us from tiie day of her coming to the day of her going. I.et me be a little confidential right here. 1 ?ucw. i had always known. I should meet this r um.ktt. 1 had waited for her; worked hard. ..uilt up the battlements and the fortress of my - .ill so that I might receive her into it and ?it f< lid her well against my baser self when sl;e should come. And now tell me. have you :? ver had a thought, a conviction like this; a ( ??riainty in your own heart that your other ..ii'l belt r self would come to you complete il l entirely some day. soou or late; so soon as 0 ; might have the fortress ready? The doc tors said ?h" was dying. .>he naU been trying i stand betwti-n the czar and the Hebrews, sh- may not h.ive been of that p> culiar peo pie. but 1 think she bad the money of lioths Id.s and Sir Mow s Moutetiore behind her. il:i re had been attempts at assassination, tol lOWed by executions. Some of the condemned si re women. It aaj; as if this woman herself n id i eea condemned to d. ath. 1 think she < ;tf< red more man all the others put together, ?i.e was so v. rv. very sensitive to the pain and sorrow of others. I here are souls like that. Rut there is a '^u>kI iiod. 1 he soul lhAt suffers keenly can . 'id shall enjoy keenly. Voucan if you care to ; ersist lu it niak yourself as the centuries wn-cl past more than nn entire natiou in this. Ws had common ground to work on in the cause of the condemned people. It was on this ground that we nrst n.et: as two swnt s,re .ms that flow in the ? inie direction and so " I y unite forvi r. All that could be done ??..? done s; eedily; for "the law's delay," what . ver else must be la'.d to the doors of Russia, in not one of her sins. As summer took flight we went south with :he birus. For slie surely felt that she waady ig. Resides. she had been impressed with the . I'-.i of restoring Jerusalem and having this l.ouic less race re-established in the holy city. Her r> ligionV 1 think it w.ts all religions. I . w In r kneel in the Kremlin at Moscow, cross hi rself in St. Peter s at home and bend low at } raver in the synagogue at Alexandria. I i.i.nk she would have done tue same in a mnaque. As stated before. I had, previous to lite ting hi r. been all over Syria. And so, whenever she referred to her cherished idea, ? i? she ottea did. of forming Hebrew settle ment* in an>* about Jerusalem and restoring i-rati, 1 took occasion to explain how impossi ble and impractical it all was. 1 remember telling her how in a whole day's ride from Rabvlon toward Jerusalem I had seen i.o Inmg thing save a single grasshopper. I explained to ber that the path of civilization had been in the track of the setting sun ever since the dawn of history, and that it was not in the power of man to reverse this course. I atU inpied to show that the tide of population >.ouid pour upon the salubrious and fertile shores of the farthest west till the heart of civ ? i./ation would beat right th?re. I explained to her that wherever the great strong heart of . ommerce beat strongest there would be found tilt.- strongest an l best of these people whom i- iie hoped to help, while the wtaa and helpless t?: that race would rem uu stranded by the waters of the Let..nt as iu Russia now. "Why not then let us anticipate this and build the city of refuge by your great sea in tne i ath oi this civilization which you say will s'. surely come?" l.'ke the golden doors of dawn was the great. t..rucst idea tome as she spoke. Bat of course i know, as said before, that the "peculiar peo t ie could not be induced to brave the desert, lliey do not seek rest, but action?employment it the marts. They would rest but a single 11 ^bt even by the sweet waters of Jacob's well. CHAPTER IL As winter came on and Egypt began to be op piessively lull of tourists it was decided that we should make our escape up the Nile and n mnt the ru ns of Karuak and other places ?mill the outgoing tide set in. Once fairly on 1 ir way :t did not take long to persuade me ; ib.tt she was not only gaining strength each ' ..av in body, but in soul. 'We had been more I t! .ii a month ou the Nile, a tattered palm tree j i. re tossing in the wind and sand, a gaunt. 1 < ay-colored camel yonder all legs and hair; oeggars. disease, despair all around us. a laud . . fly from, tit place for tombs, jackals and . i '.oi-hiiig 'ions! l.ut ?ue was stronger; there were ro*es in her ?*. Her glorious black hair bad not the i . .implies* of death in it now. but was luxu- ] i us ly sen sale with renewed life and health ... I J ossible happiness.. One Warm sunset, as the boat i?y with its j j .w iu the yel.ow snnd that seemed to stretch ! - ?y into innnity. she proposed that she and I s'i >Uid ascend to ihe top of the tall ruins on a .. u a little Ui-taDC. back troni the river and :.i .e wait anil watch and listen for the coming a>>. It was a dreadful place. I had already ? ilkcd a little way out. but. on seeing a - riveli il bmck hsnd stretching up troni the - i> l. 1 iiao turned back, ot.ly to stumbie over il.e head of a mammy, which I had afterward . ? n oue of our servants gather up and take to i 's Arab camp tor tirewooii. Still, we nad Oeen I lit u| in ti e boat much, and th -n would not lie be w.th me.' I wo Arabs were taken with ua to carry a I (tie oi water and the rugs and rob?s. The ..1 wan steep*r than it at tir-t seemed, and the -Cent througn the sand heavy. 1 whs haviug ii opportunity to test titr strength and < ndur 1 might als.> have au occasion to test t. r courage r.ef.j^e the break of nioinin^. for w j < n:. red between two t iwi ring columns i red granite oti?> ot the Arabs dro| ped on a ?... ,nd spread h s baud a- wide as he Could . the -ail t. Rut wide as he spread it he couid r uiori ttiau hall cover the fri sii footprint of a nage liou. lh> Climber to the top was steep and hard. V t it u ib uot nearly so s*.eei> and hard as 1 ? i: I have wished it wticn 1 rcfl cted tliat very . . y before m.dm^ht a lion m.ght pass that s ijr. We f.iaod that these wonderful columns of V itlite Wi re c> ped null great slabs ot granite, liesi granite siabs were of astonishing breadth th. kliess. This temple, as it is called, r ? 1 probably been a tomti. 1 took good care ? . see that there was Ui) Other means of am ent t . tne olace where we had chosen to spend the ght than th. one by which we had ascended, ill remember how eagerly I wished for a wbar IB order that I might break down a 1 t.e ot the d brls. so that tht< ascent might be s? nut tor prowling beasts. !. it as there ws* nothing of the sort at hand \ d.-uiissed ihe two Arabs snd resolved to be ? brave, if possible, as the singularly brave ? i .l beau*ifu! woman who hau come here to to ar the voices of desolation. ihe sky was rimmed with yellow; yellow to the east, yel.ow to tue west, a world of soft and ?.-trul ye'.low that nie'.'eii away by gradations ?s the eye ascend J from the desert. It ?aa ae melody in its serene harmonies and awiul f ory. and she at my aide partook of it all; ahe I M-athed it, absorbsd it. literally became a rt ot it. I saw Iter grow and glow. Soul and . odv 1 saw her dilate and expand till ahe was I . absolute h .rmonv with the aae nr.dsplendor tint encompassed ua 1 felt that she bad been II ihe midst of, even a part of. this tawny deso i ion ages and ages before. Perh.ips her soul liad tMcii born here, born before the pyramid*. CHARIER 11L With my own hands I spread her couch of akiua and rugs in the remotest corner of a ? A. -A -t - a. ska* -e.ll ltflu/1 i*a H?Wukaa> front in defiance of time high above the tawny sands of the desert. The night waa very sultry, even burs on thia high and roomy summit. The broad, deep slab of granite was still warm with snnshine gone away, and (are out heat like a dying furnace. The steep and arduous ascent bad taxed her strength, and unloosing her robe as I turned to examine mora minutely our strange quarter* on the top of this loftv tomb or temple. she sank to rest, half reclining ? >n her arm. li?r chin in her upturned palm, her face lifted away toward the rising moon. Halt a dozen pa< e* to the right I saw two tall and ponderous column* of granite standing in line with those that supported the great slab on which she rested. Evidently these grand and solitary columns had also been topped by granite slabs. But these bad fallen to the ground under the leveling feet of many cen turiea and now lay almost swallowed up in the sea of yellow sands below. I put out my foot oareluliy, trying to reach the broad top of the neare.it column of granite, but it watt beyoud me. Stepping back a couple of paces and quietly removing my boots I gathered up my strength and made a leap, landing almost in the center of the column's top. A half atep backward, another leap?who could resist the challenge of that lone and kingly column that remained? I landed securely as before, then turned about. Her face had n*t lifted an in stant from the awful majesty of the orient. Slowly, wearily, the immense moon came shouldering up through the seas of yellow sand. These billows ol sand seeiued to breathe and to move. The expiring heat of the de parted miii made them scintillate and shimmer in a soft and uuduiatmg light. And yet it was not light; only the lone and solemn ghost of a departed day. Yellow and huge and startling stood the moon at lust, full grown and fearful in its nearness and immensity, on the topmost lift of yellow sands in the yellow seas before us. Instance seemed to be annihilated. The moon seemed to have forgotten her place and all proportion. Looking down into the sullen Nile it seemed a black and a bottom less chasm. And it seemed so tar away! And the moon so very near! Black as the blackest Egypt rolled the somber Nile down and on and on through thia wo. Id of yellow light; this light that was not light. Silence, desolation, death lay on all tl.ings below, about, above. The west was molten yellow gold, faint and fading it is true; but where the yellow sands left off aud the yellow skies be^an no man could say or guess, save by the yellow stars that studded the west with an intense yellow. Yellow to the right and yellow to the left, yellow over head and yellow uuder foot, witli only this endless chasm of Erebus cleaving the yellow earth in halves with its bottomless pit of endless aud indissoluble blackness. After a time?and all the world still one sea of softened yellow torn in two by Charon's chasm of black waters?I silently leapt back, replaced my boots on my feet and then held my bn atb. For I had seen, or perhaps felt, au object move on the lifted levels of sand be tween us and the moon. Cautiously I sank down on my breast and eered low and long up the horizon. 1 saw, eard nothing. Glancing around to where my companion lay, I s/.w that she still hau not stirred from tiie half-reclining position she had first taken, with half-lifted face in her up turned palm. linn she had seen nothing, heard nothing. This, however, did not argue much. Her life had not been of the desert. She had spent her years in the study of men and women. 1 had spent mine with wild beasts. I could trust her to detect motives in men. give the warning note of danger from dangerous meu; but the wild beasts and wilder men cf the border were mine to watch and battle with, not liers. She had seen nothing. Evidently she feared nothuiK, and ro was testing, resting in nund as in l-odv. Aud as 1 glanced again over my shoulder aud saw how entirelv content sho seemed. I was glad. Surely she depended en tirely on me; on my watchfuluess ami my cour age. And tin- made nie more watchful and more resolute and stout of heart. A man like* to be trusted. A true man likes a true woman's trust much indeed. A strong man likes to be leaued upon. It makes hitu stronger, braver, better. I.et women never forget this. Admit that she. too. has her days of strength aud en durance. and admit that she, too, has her pecu liar foitrt-ss of strength and courage, and these also man respects and regard* with piteous tenderness. But niau. incapable of her finer and loftier courage aud endurance, resents her invasion of his prerogative. It is only a womanly man who can love a manly woman. But to continue. Looking up a third time to this woman at my side I saw that she had let her head siuk low on her lean ing arm. She was surely sleeping. Now, I liked her trust and her faith in me. Aud how I liked her courage, too. and her high quality of endurance. It wws her courage that bad brought me up here tiiis night to the contem plation of awful and ail glorious Africa. Silently and without lifting a finger she had shown me a world of burnished gold. I had surely seeu God through her. We stood nearer together now than ever before. This single hour of indescribable glory should forever stand as ..n altar in the desert. Our souls had melted .aid flown and tided on. intermingled like mo n gold in the golden atmosphere and the yellow si eue tuat wrapped us rouud about, ana no word had been said. VS hen God speaks so audibly let man be silent. I must hare looked longer on the sleeping aud tiustfui woman at my side than I ought to have looked, for on turning mv eyes <%rain to the horizon there distinctly, on the yellow saud and under the yellow moon, moved stealthily as a cat. yet graceful and grand? the most kingly beast I ever beheld. He did not look right nor left, but moved along with huge head in the air slow and stately and tri umphant in his fearful symmetry and'strength. CHAPTER IV. I half arose and felt for ? trusty six-shooter. This piBtol was not one that had been purchased for this or any other occasion, as the worthless pistols of the time are usually purchased, but it had been my companion from boyhood. As I half arose the- lion suddenly halted. He lifted his proud head higher still in the air an 1. to my consternation, half turned about and looked straight in my direction. Then a sidewise and circuitous step or two with his long reach of hinder leg. his wide aud deep aud flexible dauk; slow and kingly; splendid to see! I sank down again, quite willing to let him interview the land of Arabs in the black chasm below. They bad spears aud guns and every thing down there, everything but courage to tare a lion with, and I was not going to inter fere with a fight which at the first had prom is< d to be entirely their own. But this new movement of mine only accentu ated his graceful motion. The head now turned in the air, like the head of a man. 1 had time to note, aud I recorded it with certainty, that th massive head and tumbled mane towered straight above the shoulder. In fact the lower parts of the long mane looked most like the long, shaggy beard of a man falling down upou his broad nreast. This 1 noted as he still kept on his sidenise circuit above us and around on us the yellow sand and under the yellow i moon. At times he was almost indistinct. But the carriage of that heau! There was a fine faseiuati ii in the Itft and the movement and tii'- turn of that stately head that must ever be remembered, but can never be described. As he came ntarer?tor his sidewise walk w.\* mainly iu our direction?I saw that he. too. w.ts yellow, as if born of this yellow world iu this yellow night; but his was a more pon derous yel.ow. the yellow of red and rusty old j gold. At times he seemed almost black, and 1 ail the tune terrible. In half a minute more he would be too close for comfort aud 1 d> < id> d to arouse my com panion. She wakened fully awake, it 1 tnav be al.owrd to express a fact so awkwardly. You may know that there are people like that. "What is it?" ??A lion." "Are you su re?" "I ertainly." ??Where?" ? K ght before your eyea." I "Why, I see nothing." She had looked and wa* still looking far out airainst the yellow horizon, where her eyes had rested whin she fell usleep. and as she looked, or rather before 1 ventured to point her to the I spot almost under the tomb where the iion | strode, he passed on aud was by this time, per | hi.ps. almost quite Uuder tiie great slab of I granite where We rested. 1 wi.s about to whisper the fact in her ear when ' I fancied 1 felt the whole tomb tremble. Then it seemed to shake, or. rather, rumble again, llien again it rumbled! Then again! Ihen there was a roar that literally shook the sand. ' I heard the sand sift aud rattle down like drops ol rain from where l. lay iu the crevices | as 1 listened to find whether or not he uim moving forward towaru li e place by which wu had aecelideu. il w,.? turely moving forward. I felt rather than heard hiiu move. I assert? and 1 mu.-t conn lit myself lor the present with merely asserting tuat you can feci the move ments of an animal under such circumstances. Aud I assert further that an animal, especially a wild beast, can feel your movements under almost anv circumstance*. The undeveloped senses deserve a book by themselves. But just now. with the largest lion I ever saw comiug straight U| n me. is hardly the ume or place to write such a treatise. Pistol in haud. 1 sprang to the steep and rugged passage. Aud uot a second too soon. His lniglity head was almost on a level with the granite slab. And he was half crouching for a ? bound and a spring upward, which would per haps land him in our faces. 1 could see?or I did I feel??that his huge hinder feet were i spread wide oat and ?oaken la the Mod with preparation* to bend all their force toward bearing him upward m one mighty bound. I fired?fired right into hi* big red month be tween two hideous picket* of ugly Yellow teeth. He fell baek and then gathering hi* ferocious strength he bounded up and forward thi* time atriking hi* left shoulder heavily against a projecting comer of the granite alab. Fortunately, the aecent was slightly earring, so that the di*tance could not be made at a mel* bonud without collision, el#e had we both surely been destroyed. Again the eupple and comely beast, disdain ing to creep or crawl, made a inightv leap up ward. But only to strike the rounding oorner of the great granite alab and fail baek a* be fore. But I knew he would reach us in time! tad if ever man did wish for fitting arm* to fight with and defend woman it was I at that time. Truo, I had but five shots left, but what were thev in the face of this furious king of beasta? I began to fear that they would only serve to enrage him. Still he should have all I had to give. Death is, has been and will be. The best we can make of it all is to try and see that we shall not die lngloriously. The woman had been by any aid* *11 this time. And now, as the lion paused asif to gather up the broken thunderbolts of his strength, she laid a hand on my arm, never so ge.utiv, and laid: "Let me go down and meet him face to face. I think he will not harm me." "Madam," I exclaimed impetuously. "you will meet him up here, and face to face, *'oon biiou ;h I think." ' No. that will not da. Toa moat trait the lion a* Daniel did." I pushed her back as she tried to past down, almost violently. ' There!" I cried, a* I wheeled about and forced her before me for an mutant, "if you have real courage leap to the head of vonder column, then ou to the next! Quick! Be quick enough to save yourself and " "No; I wiil not run away and leave you to die." "For God'a sake you will run away and save me." "Why? How?" -I will join you thera, go! Quick, er H will be too late." Another leap of the lion! Bang! Bang! 1 his titne he did not fall back, but hold on by sheer force of his powerful arms, his terrible clawe tearing at thj granite slab as they hung and hooked over its outer edge. Bang! Bang! Bang! The last *hoi I hurled my revolver in hi* face, for he had not flinched or given back a ungle grain. Hi* breath aud my breath were mingled there in the smoke of my pistol I heard?or did I feel, ?his great hinder feet fastening in the steep earth under him for hie final struggle to the top. 1 turned, saw that she had reached the far ther column , and with three leaps and a bound I had crossed the granite slabs snd stood erect on the nearer one. Not a moment had I left The lion, wi;h great noise of claws on the granite, came tearing to the surface. I crouched down, out of breath, on the outer edge of mv column, so as to be surely out of reach of hi* ponderous paws. I expected him to decide the m itter at ouee?to reach us or to give it up m stnntly. But he seemed in no haste now. He scarcely advanced at all for what seemed to me to be a Jong time. Finally, jerking his tail like the swilt movement of a serpent, he strode along the farthest edge of the granite slab and seemed to take no noticc of us whatever. Blood was dripping from hi* mouth, but he did not seem to heed it. Once more he strode with his old mnjesty and *eemed ashamed that he should have descended to the indignity of a struggle to gain the place where he now stood, sullen aud triumphant. Lnraged? He was choking, dying with rage; and yet this kingly creature would not even condescend to look in our direction. Why, I could feel hie fearful rage as he now walked on and around the edge of that granite slab. At length he came opposite to where I lay crouching on the further edge of my column. He passed on without so much a* turning hi* eyes in my direction. And yet I felt, 1 teltand knew as distinctly as if he could havo talked and told me, that he wa* carefully measuring the distance. lieu the lion, in his stately round, oame to the narrow pass by which he had ascended he paused an instant and half lowered his head. Ah. how devoutly I did pray that he would be generous enough to descend to the sand* and gracefully present us with his absence. Hut uo! Lifting his huge head even higher in the air than before, he now passed on hur riedly, came ou around to where in his stately majesty he stood with quivering flank and flash ing eye, almost within reach of nie. Yet he still disdained to even so much as look at me. Hi* head was tar above me as I crouched there on the farther edge of mv column; his flashing eyes were lifted and looking far above and beyond me. Maybe he was on the lookout over the desert for the coming of his oompanion. Soon, however, he set hi* huge paw* on the very edge of the great slab on which he Btood ami theu suddenly threw his right paw out to ward me and against the edge of mv column with the force aud velocity of a catapult. 1 heard the sharp, keen claw* strike and ?crape on the granite a* if they had been nook* of steel. Then he threw himself on hi* breast, and hitching himself a little to one aide he threw his right I taw so far that it landed full in the center of my coIuiud's top aud tore a bit of my coa: sleeve. Then ho hitched his huge body a little farther ou over the edge and again threw his huge paw right at my face. It fell short of its mark only h few inches, as it seemed to nie. But having hastilv gathered in n.y garments his claws did not find anything to fasten on and they drew back empty. At this point three dusky etching's *tood out against the golden east on the yellow sands aud looked intently at us with their euormous heads hijjh in the air. And now the beast slowly arose and moved ou. A lion's head seems always dis proportionately large, but when he is exercis ing for an appetite to eat you it looks large in deed. The monster whe was occupying the platform with us surely saw his follower*; indeed, he iuu?t have seeu them long before, but his uu bendiug dignity seemed to forbid that he should take any heed of them. '1 he new-born hope that he would descend and joiu his follower* died at he came on around. And now aomething strange and notable transpired. Ihis one iucideut is my excuse for thus elaborating this otherwise passive and tediously duil sketch of this uight I had risen to luy feet, aud as the liou came on around, this woman, with a force tnat was irresistible, sprang to my s.de, thrust me beftind her. anil, stepping forward with a single spring, she stood on the edge of ihe column nearest to the lion. 1 would have followed, but that same force, which 1 can now understand, aud which was a men'al force and not at all a physical force, held me hard aud fast to where 1 stood. She had let her robe fall as she sprang for ward aud now stood a silhouette of perfect comeliness agaiust the terrible aud bloody mouth and tossing mane of the lion. She leaued forward as he came on around and close to the edge of his *lab. She looked him firmly aud steadily iu the face, with her w ondrons eyes, her midnight eyes of all Israel; the chnd of the wilderness had onco more met the lion of the desert a - of old. Who was this woman here who stept between death aud nie and stood looking a wounded lion iu the face? Whb this Judith again incar nate? Or was this something more thin Judith? Was it the 1'riestess and the Prophetess Miriam, back once more to the hankH of the Nile? Was it the old and forgoitcu iuaslerv of all things animate which Mo?es and his sister knew that gave her dominion over the k:ng of the desert? Or was her name Marv? "'lhat other Mary, * if you will, who w<m all' things to b?T side. God iu heaven, tiod upon earth, bv the M-d, sweet pity of her face snd the story of holy love that was written there? The lion's h ad for a iiiunieul forgot it* lorty defiance as she le.iu**d a little forward. Then the tossed Biid trouh ud mane rose up and rolled forward like an inflow.ng sea. It never seemed so ter rible. lie was surely about to spring! Aud she, too! iler right foot settled solidly buck, h<r left knee bent like a bow. her shapely and snowy shoulders under their glory of block hair bowed iow. lier dauntless aud defiant spirit had already precipitated itself forward and was smiting the imperious beast full in h.s blazing eves. 1 knew that her body would follow her spirit in an instaut more. Face to face! Spirit to spirit! Soul to soul! A second only the combat lasted. The awful ferocity aud force of the brute was beaten down, melted like lofty battlements of snow before the buruiug arrows of the sun, and he ?lowly, suridy slirauk in size, in spirit, iu space. A paw drew back from the ed^o of the block, the eyes drooped, the heud dropped a 1: tie nu?1 the terrible inane seemed terrible re, ui i-io'i.y, doggedly, mightily?aye, doggedly and majestically, too, at the same time?tins nob' creaiuro forced himself side wise aud back a little. Then he hesitated. Rebellion wa* in hi* mighfv heart. He turned suddeuly and looked her full in the face once more. All the beast that was in him rose up. The terrible maun now seemed more terrible that before. With great head tossed, tail whipped back and teeth in the air, talons unsheathed and legs gathered under him, he wa* aboat to bound forward. But the woman was before hint! With era* ?till fasteued on hi* face she. with one long leap forward, drove not ouly her shining ?oul bnt her suowy body right against hi* teeth; or, rather, she had surely done so had not the lion, half turned about, shrunk bock as ?he leaped forward. Then slowly, looking back with hi* blazing but cowering eyes, feeling back with hi* spirit still defiant, if but to see whether her courage failed her la the least ?r hat i mighty spirit ?u still in battle armor, he paseed. Hie eompanions h?(l drawn back and into a depression in the deeert, where he (lowly and sullenly Joined them. One, two, three, (onr dim yet distinet black silhouettes against the yellow east; then tot a single oonfnsed black etching; away, away, smaller and smaller, gone! I gathered op her robe, oroeeed over, and letting it fall on her shoulders, where she still stood looking down and after the beast. I picked op my pistol from where it had fallen, a few feet below, and as she turned about care fully reloaded it from cartridges by chance in my vest pocket Returning to the summit I found her again resting en her coach at the corner of the huge slab, tranquilly, as if we had not been disturbed. I aid not speak. Not a single word had been altered all this time. I sat down at the feet of this woman, not at her side, as before, and let my own feet dangle down over the edge on the side farthest away from the isolated columns. Neither of us spoke, nor did she more hand or foot till morn ing HOME MATTERS. Seasonable Suggestions and Every Day Hints to Practical Housekeepers. A Full Tablehpoo.nfll of Floub makes one half ounce. Fob Faded Gbeeh Blinds rub on a little lin seed oiL Har a Teaspoonful or 8cgab will often re vive a dying fire. Clipping the Ends of ths Ham once a month has a beneficial effect. Sp.bits of Turpentine will take grease or drops of paint out of cloth. Apply till the paint can be scraped off. A Little Salt sprinkled orer the surface of a mustard plaster will enable the patient to keep it on for hours without much suffering. Milk is a Good Solvent of Quinine and will disguise its bitter taste. Fire grains may be dissolved in two or three osnoes of milk. It i? Almost Impossible to Remove a Stain from an ivory-handled knife. It might be rubbed lightly with a very fine sandpaper, say No. 00. A Good Camphob Ice Is made of one onnoe of spermaceti, one ounce of camphor, one ounce of almond oil, one-half cake of white wax; melt all together and turn into molds. A Small Box Filled With Lime and placed on a shelf in the pantry or closet will absorb dampness and keep the air in the oloset dry and sweet "If the White or ah Goo be mixed with a cupful of beef tea and heated to 160 degrees the value of the beef tea is greatly enhanced," says the Lancxt. Do Not Light a Sick Room at Night by means of a Jet of gas or a kerosene lamp burn ing low; nothing impoverishes the air sooner. Use sperm candies or tapers which burn sperm oil To Loosen Stoppebs or Toilet Bottles let a drop of oil flow around the stopper and stand it within a foot or two of the fire. After a time tap it gently, and if it does not loosen add another drop of oiL A Bottle of Boullion may be kept in the house to add to sauces and soups. You will also find it exceedingly convenient where a clear soup is wanted and you do not care to build a fire. An Excellent Cold Cbeam may be made of an ounce of white rose perfume, a half ounce of spormaceti, a half pint of rose water and almonds enough to make a paste; beat all to gothnr well. Carpets Mat Be Greatly Brightened by first sweeping thoroughly and then going over them with a clean cloth and clear salt and water. Use a cupful of ooarse salt to a large basin of water. Ir Soot Falls Upon the Cabpet or rug do not attempt to sweep it until it has been cov ered thickly with dry salt; it can then be swept up properly and not a stain or smear will be left. Keep Celebt Fbesh by rolling it in brown paper sprinkled with water, then in a damp cloth, and put it in a cool dark place. Before preparing it for the table submerge it in coid water and let it stand for an hour. It will be found very crisp. Cheamed Ham.?Cut oold boiled ham into very thin slices. Put a teaspoonful of butter and four tablespoonfuls of milk or cream in the chafing dish, and when very hot put in th e ham; dust it witli pepper, and when very hot add the beaten yolk of one egg and serve at once. Deviled Fish.?Take one pint of cold cooked Ish, season it with a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of red pepper and a tablespoonful of parsley; mix with it carefully four hard-boiled eggs chopped fine. Fill this mixture lightly into the cups, add sufficient milk to almost come to the top of the fish, sprinkle the sur face with bread crumbs, put here and there a tiny piece of butter and bake in a moderate oven t enty minutes. Bhead Sauce.?Rub stale bread through a sieve: you will need about a cupful or a half pint of the bread crumbs; then add as much milk us the bread crumbs will soak up, about a cupful will be about right; cover and let it stund soaking for ten minutes; then put the bread and milk into a saucepan with an oniou and four or live pepper cones; stir it until it boils, theu add a pinch of salt and an ounce of butter, stirring well; then take out the onion and pepper cones; add ateacupfal of milk, boil it again and serve. Quick Cake fob Tea.?Beat one rounding tablespoonful of butter, a half pint of sugar and the yolks of two eggs together until light, then add a half cup of unlk and one and a half cups of sifted flour lightly measured. Beat well and theu stir in a heaping teaspoonful of baking powder and the well-beaten whites of the two eggs. Flavor with lemon or vanilla and bake in a moderate oven about thirty min utes. The Best Wat to Wash Black Lisle Thread Stockinoh is to rub them in tepid water with good soap (curd is best) free of soda and in the last rinsing water put about a tablespoonful of good vinegar to about one aud a half quarts of water; wring thi m out of this, clap them into shape and iron when nearly dry. Some people use salt instead aud sometimes with the vine gar, but the above method does perfectly. Orange Sirup.?Take twelve Havana or five Florida oranges of the large yellow variety, with highly scented rind; soak the peel of six in cold water for two hours; press and strain tne juice of the twelve; boil three pounds of sugar to a thick sirup, add the orange jilice and peel and boil for twenty minuU>s; strain the sirup, bottle when cool and cover ihe corks with wax. Another boiling may have the juice of three lemons added, giving a more refreshing acid. Lemon sirup may be made in the same way. How to Break a String. From the New York Hun. It is easy to break a string if you know how. Women need not hunt for a knife or a pair of scissors after tying a bundle nor saw the string over the edge of the counter. The grocer's of the left haud over the string, giving the finger a twist, or. rather, bringing the palm upward. Then roll the finger over backward until it is tight against the bundle, drawing tight the cord, which is held in the right hand all the time. Press the thumb hard against the loop, then jerk the cord suddenly with the right hand, and the string cuts itself. m A Good Boy's Reward. From Street k Smith's Good News. Pirst Boy?''Where did y' yet that dime?" Second Boy?"Th' teacher guv it to ma far bein' a good boy all day yestiday." "What ye goiu't' do wif it?" "Buy somo sulphur V drop down th' reg ister." Rise and Fall. Twas a breach of promise suit, the letters all were read, And here is what the opening words of each epis tle said; "Dear ilr. smith," "Dear Friend," "Dear John," "My Darling Four-leaf Clover " "My Owae*t Jack," "Dear John," "Dear Sir," then "ttlr," and all was over. ABOUT DRESS DESIGNS How Women Suffer After Artiitio Activity. PREPARING FOR WINTER. ?? Artlaiicsilr-Pncu. e*l Polata tmr Purcbatcn ?( Fabric* *??" ???? Adornmrnl ?( the HcM-Prcllf Imiui Written for Tmm Evening Rt.? Jl^EATHER BORDERS for autumn will toon ilS?"8 rePlaced by *>nter far trimmings, 11 uK which will be worn to an extent seldom attempted. The idea ti not^inwelcome to delicate people. Far at wrists and throat adds a comfortable coziness to the clothing and keeps off the the chills where they strike most dangerously. Fur cuffs hooked close about the wt.su keep the pnUe warm, and borders in front give the warmth that is mos? grateful over the chest. Many a woman, well clad, in u liberal hause, gets her death by going about chilly with a slight coldness in the back and front of the chest It is held in contempt to coddlo one's self, aa Timorous friends call it. and so she runs clo>e risk of pneumonia rather than make herself comfortable in hor own way. In a velvet and fur season one can hardly heip being warmly dressed. FOB INSIDE WEAB. The fancy counters?with their sets of em broidered velvet sleeves ready to sew in last year's sacque, the pink, canary and pale bin* ostrich collars aud Bulgarian work for Christ mas?are not more interesting to most readers than the home comforts in hosiery aad inside wear. 8carlet knit vests an t drawers, soft as zephyr wool, are elastio enough to draw over white_ body wear for snowy or muddv davst Sensible women are making knickerboc'kers'of the hue, pretty striped flannels usually made up for morning gowns. In their way these are better than most things made for ns of late years?tine as the expensive French flannels, in ?ery pretty narrow stripes, and be.ng mued ootton and wool neither shrink nor fade. One is grateful to And such satisfactory mate rial for gowns and petticoats, children s'dresses aud winter drawers at the moderate price of 37 cents a vard wide. The camel's hair serg-s and cheviots at $5 and jstj a yard do not offer nearly as good qualities for their price. 'Ihey are coarse, slazv, attractive as so mucli bed blanketing, and the worst is they wear three or Tour years without change, which is uo recom mendation. FIGURED MATERIALS IK TOOU*. Figured materials are in high fa>hion, not only in the expensive silks, chinee aud printed, but in cashmeres and French twilled flannels for street wear and delaines or alpacas for house. 'I he tiresome water and half-moon fig ures give way to the beautiful old-tashioned bouquets in ooiors more or less natural aud floral stripes. Of course nothing like paniers or over-drapery is to be thought of, and the simple gathered gowns with full flounce on the skirt are so pretty one wishes them lasting favor. 1 he showy silks for evening in white or cream grounds, with gorgeous pattern, partly chinee and partly in velvet relief, are not good choice even for the st ige. Such a dress seen once is never forgotten and grows commonplace in three times wearing Iho flower and bouquet designs must be modi est in size not to be afflictive. Well studied, of just that size which give* impression of their beautiful color, without stamping it oa the eye, a bouquet gown is a pleasure forever. POVERTY OF DRESS DESIGNS. It is a sin to make or print an inferier pattern when a good one is so long valued. With all the fuss over schools of design, the work sent out from the best ones is doubtfully desirable. A window of brocades is a sight to turn one's ejes from. The exhibition of last year seems followed by a reaction of design which sinks into dreariness. Those spring acanthus aud prickly poppy leaf patterns up and down a rich silk remind one of horned frogs and dragon fins, or stinging, ill-mannered and worse scented coarse weeds, which possibly do for the border of a Flemish tapestry, but are not tho ideas to associate with women's gowns. It is a verv P'aln, 'aw of taste that nothing disagreeable should ever be figured in human surround ings. Such inflictions are the accidents of rude growth, but it is our privilege to banish the most distant hint of them from our houses our wall paper snd cushions and carpets or our women s and children's dress. If crude or debased Gothic or Florentine taste chose for its patterns the dock and thistle leaves which grew rank at the foot of castle walls, when gar dens were scarcely known, it is not for us to follow their poverty of design. It is our fortune to select what is best in the work of earlier art without accepting its mistakes and propagating its blunders. So every Daisy and Dorothy who is careful to choose her gowns of the pret tiest figure and fashion does her part for en couraging good designs and better art. The flowered dresses preserve the garden charm for us. When Delia comes down in her Freueh flan nel house dress of material firm and finished like Amazon cloth, in those rich colored stripes which repeat the hues of dahlias and Bromptou stocks and choice asters, she brings a hint of pleasure with her which all eyes gratefullv ac knowledge. Or when she goes tripping out in visitiug dress of fine Henrietta cloth, whose printing is oue of the choice effects of the trade, where small rich roses glow on the dark ground lu clusters of 1'rovence and I'rince o Morocco together, deep rose aad red, the plain velvet jacket and bonnet set off a costume so deli cious that one would follow h<?r a street's length to look at it. Such a toilet betrays acute sense or the becoming, the sufficient. Another young woman, who lacks taste takes a figured gown with lighter ground. Sne trims n, perhaps (fatal mistake), instead of leaving its flowered beauties to tall m Ion" pleats, aud she mounts it with one of those new trench bonnets which come in three pieces. , with the animal, vegetable and mineral king doms under contribution for garniture, and wears a frogged military coat with it. lhen | she looks the overdressed young ladv and nothing else?neither chio nor distinction about her. AS TO OFTEH WRAPS. "Greta" wants to know what she shall buy for outer wraps, uot to be expensive, as she has a narrow income, and wants to devote part of it to taking lessons next winter, let sue wants to look jaunty aud not betray economy, though caring less to follow ultra styles, "is the m litarv coat desirable in her case?" Any thing but desirable, to answer the last question first. It will do for 'iuxedo g?rls, who earrv hail a dozen d.fferent jackets every season and I wah whom tin) or *00 lor u new wrap is a baga- i HAM RULES FOB CHOOSIXO. One word to those who would select wrap pings for lasting good style. Always choose cloaks or jackets with as few seams aud pieees as possible. The le^s thick cloth is cut up the ' better, and sacques with six pieces in the back i or separate skirts never look as well or give the satislaction of simpler models. 'I here is a I pretty ?hort jacket sold in very dark and flue ! piUsh. nearly as haudsoine as '-black seal," ' though not imitating it, which goes well with I any costume. Ihe fronts lap a little, givin< i warmth to the chei<t; the collar sets closely, with very small lapel,and the skirt is straight without being clumsy. This is as well made as any- , thing at 6'20. Besides this have a loug cloak of very light or dark cheviot, il light with high cloth collar?not too flaring if it is to see an other season?fitted under the arms with no dart. A fluffy gray boa of the best raccoon fur and muff to match will give styki to a plaiu gray cloak, lor lurs match the clouk* religiously, un less of the most expensive. Otoaks of soft tan cloth have b?as of the yellowish, cat-like fur called Iceland lamb, aud the union is becoming in an odd, bizarre fashion to saffron blondes with the dark ejes that accompan; such hair. For sheer economy and good style a cheviot cloak of darkest blue black or heather purple, with detachable cape lined with fleecy flanuel of warm, rich plaid, finished by velvet "collar, in side cuffs aud girdie, will be admirable while it lasts. The solt flanuels are used lor linings on account of their rich colorings, which give pic turesque relief to plain mantles. NOVELTIES IN CHRISTMAS GIFTS. The newest work for Christmas gifts com bines tinted kid and chamois with velvet for writing and toilet cases. Delicate stone tints of chamois and blush kid have sketchy flowers and figures painted for the tops of these cases, the rest being rich colored velvet Wen's shaving cases and long cases for neckties and fine braces are made in this way. Excellent presents are blankets of the rough silk c?*sh. embroidered in brilliant eolors with cross stitch. This crash, it will be remembered, is entirely of waste silk, exactly like coarse Russia crash, only 90 cents a yard. But m it is pure silk it forms very warm, light coverings for rheumatic ptraoaa ?r tor the extra bUokat one ???da to be provided with ia boarding bouses Ths crash to joined by stripes of embroidery ia ?????? style.. a?d e.e tofctaees is as wari s. *????? >*??>??. I? atoo atkM *??4. Wf eoverieto far children's aad sea's room* Tbe ereah waahes Uk. U>... Mdlf WMklaji ?Uki an aaed for too work too roralt to handsome aad laatiag. about oraTiif umuiA Mr*. K wauta something warn. handsome and durable for winter curtains that will be cheep aud admit cleanaing at home. Corduror velveteen ia coming into nee thia year for np ho.stery and draperies among "art people," and it combine* many good quahti?a 80 far from being a cheap imitation it eland* on it* ?"P Pj'1,** ?' ?ubetantial make, strong colore which defy (untight, ability to endure waehing whea necessary, which ie eeldoin, the cotton absorbiag odora and holding dost far leaa than woolen or silk draperies. Do not confound thu with the cotton flauoel curtains winch are printed in auch rich colorings only to fade in a season. The corduroya and velveteen* at 75 cents and 91 a yard are really the cheapest henry upholsteries gold. their color and substance being nearly indestructible. It ia advisable to buy all theee new things aa early aa they come in Togue. aa a season or two see* a failure in quality, to meet the vulvar de mand for cheapness. It :a worth wlnle to line the corduroy with washing silk. winch i*so.d at 40 ccnt* a yard, in the popular coior*. Aa both are washing materials the old feeling against using ailk and cattou does not hold. _____ Shiblkt Dahk. TO TALK WKU IS AM ART. Unfortunately M ,st People'* Sti?ck of Conversation I* Quickly (exhausted. E L L, it s< em* to me the rottscs are queer people. They always have *0 nuch to say to one another. What I "an by that i* that there ia alway* a avcly conversatiou gome on in the Potts f*mi }' when no outsider 1* present. I never fail to And them laughing aud talking together when I drop :n npon them of an evening. Now, what puzzle* me 1* to imagine how people who have lived for year* in company iu the same household can havo anything left to *av to each other." Such was the remark made by Timnkins at the l'latvpuH Club one afternoon this week to a representative of The Star. It gave rive to aonie discussion. "My observation ha* been," *aid the onlv bald-headed member, -that very few people have anything to talk about in their own fatn n *L 0rd!n,,r,,y they have long ago exhausted all their ideas in conversation and have ?io I further thought# to interchange. At the din ner t able or iu the drawiug room thov are si lent. nnte*s a guest comes in and introduce* 1 fresh material for discussion, thus making the sluggish stream of diaeourse flow. I will go so far aa to say that the average person of so called intelligence and good education does not really have idea*. By that I mean that tin* typical individual doen not observe what ( on about him in life with the eye of the intel 1 lect nor receive auy original impassion* from I what ho see* and hears. His stock of lufornia 1 tion is just *0 much and i* not added to verv greatly after he has attaiued manhood- of thought* to express about things he has a given supply, and. inasmuch a* he doe* not often iorra a fresh one, he soon Uses th' ni up in con versation aud has nothing to sav after that to the same individual. There i* many a young man that passes for being very clever conver sationally who in reaiity ouiv ke. ps up the ap pearance of being so by care'lul Use ot the half dozen topics ou which he has any ideas to ex pres*. lou have him in your house for the second day and he cease* to b.< interesting, having talked himself out. I should think that the average married couple wouid bore eacn other to death almost before the honeymoou 1* past." KVtX LOVERS. In reaponae to the*e suggestion* an excep j tionally fat member, whose pessimistic ideas j are well known, remarked: | "Not merelv that, but the mvsterv to me i* j that even lover* do not bore each other to the I verge of insanity. 80 far ai 1 have observ. d the average billing and cooing pair have noth ing to say to one another alter the first dav* of courtship, beyond eudearing phr**e*. perhaps. In the lower order* of society you will find that keeping company, so called, mean* aimplv thi*: The young man *pends certain prescribed evenings with hi* lady love, during which it is understood that the courting is not to be dis , turbed by the presence of any third person, i lie ana the young woman sit in the same room together for several hours at a stretch on each such occasion without , exchanging a word, unless at long m ! tervals oue of the two says some such thing as 1 that it looks like rain tomorrow and the other responds with an acquiescence. That is social intercourse reduced to iu lowaat possible terms. I myself onca knew a countrv lover ? who went to see his affisaced Tuesdays.Tburs I Saturdays. He aiwavs arrived at 7 and stayed until midnight Having I nothing to talk about, they both invariably went to sleep, and at 12 o'clock they were , always found by the girl's mother souudlv 1 slumbering in the parlor, the young woman on ! the sofa and her beau snoring in a chair a few 1 feet away. 'Ihis the mamma took quite as a matter of course, her dutv being to awaken her daughter and the eomuolent swain, the latter thereupon making his adieux. Conversational abihtv is not an in fallible index of intellect, for many men with I great mind* have not possessed it m a high de gree, but it cannot be denied that the faculty l* most valuable?perhaps the most widel'v valuable of ail faculties. To its possessiou a well-stored mind is essential, but much more important is the power of observation, which may be cultivated, and also originality of thought. Really clever people, I believe, have as much to say to each other in their own families as to outsiders, and things better worth saying, too. That is because they are in intellectual sympathy and always have fresh observations to interchange about life as tbev see it goiug on around them from day to day. I hose, at all events, are my notions' on the subject" "Yes. the Pottses must be doo*id clevah peo ple. sighed Timpkins. squirting some seltzer water trom a svpbon into his glass. "But I oiten wonder where they get so much to *av. I do, pon me honor." What Frofits l>airtca Make. "Success in our business moans many sale* at small profits," said tha manager of a res taurant dairy to a writer for Thk Stab. We don't make very many pennies on anything we sell, but they mount up iu the course'of a day. Outside of rent our expenses are almost nothing, after the hire of the help is pKid. We manufacture little or nothing on the premises purchasing nearly all the goods we sell iu con dition for passing over the countet. For ex ample. our milt and cream come direct from Montgomery county, Md. We pav HO cents a gallou for tho cream, which is retailed at 16 cents a mug. Sixteen mugs make a gallon, so that at tuat price tuere is a urofit of 10 cents on each mug. -Half and half,' milk and cream, is 10 cents a mug, and plain milk we charge 5 cents a mug for. The latter costs us 22 cents a gallon, wuich means that our profit on it is about 3% cent* a mug. "All our bread and pastry we buv bv whole sale. making none of it ourselves, i'he rolls wo cut in two and moke iuto ham and tongue sandwiches. Meat aud bread together, thev cost us about 2 cents each. Marviand bis cuit we get wholesale at 8 cents a doz.-n aud sell them for 1 cent apiece, but most ot those we d spose of are buttered and charged 2 cents for. so that they are more profitable. Pies co-t us 15 cents each for the big ones we buy. and each of theni is divided into *ix 5-ceut pieces, *0 that the profit on each piece is 2 ceuts. On such cake* a* wo sell, including doughnuts and crullers, we clear about as much. Coffee and tea represent to us an ex penditure of 1'^ cent* for each cup, ttie price of wiiich is 5 cents. For the ingredients in a cup of chocolate we pay about 4 cents and it retails for 10. You can see how in this wav a few hundred customers a dav will contribute enough to pay the running expense* of a dairv aud allow a fair margin for interest on the investment" Read the Newspapers. From Judge. 0?0't?"ia that the der I ho: tT" Wal er?"No; gnesr BOt, boss. Ift 0M M Asm w -ther reports. AMERICAN TYPKS AS DRKSSBBk Tb* ObMmlloM of ? Crttl* who TtkM I ? ll*w Yorh*r** Cloth** mI ? uniformity. Coamopo.itaniam ta ?ttni diversity. m clothe* iln*t N*? York m cosmopolitan. Ita mors la *r* cosmopolitan and?wall, **? ercd. It* clothe* *r* coaraopolitan and uniform. In *ach re*i>?cts *11 America m tending toward New York. Sew York i* civilis*di tb? r**t *f America is simtug at civiliaattoa. H*w TmII cloth**, therefor*, ar* th* standard kg whi*h all oth*rm mutt he tested. Tb* sv*rag* H*w Yorker U net a dnde. he iidapl; th* p?r?nV cation of neatness. In th* matter of draw h* i* refined and fastidious. B* *e*ki t* subdue. not to obtrude, hit personal ity. If ho consider* hi* dr*a* tt to aot from Tanttr; he ha* M de*ir* to All th* puhlia eye. Ia dr***. a* M manner*, aaietn***, **? p o * *, sei'-*ff*oem*?t ar* hi* Ideal*. Ha sbominata* *l**aall iicm or any appear**?* of utiqultT. He ta D??rr uncertain of hia date*. On the 16th of Sep; ember a (all over C o a t. ho* pattern, ?tncbed ahoat tbecofa, aide seams. dark bio* or black, cover* a euta wav coat of black thih*t or diagonal; bis dark, modestly atnped trooe tra. not eiaf iterated IB au* or euiphasiaed aa to creue, Bi**t dark ** light gaiter* over patent leather or brightly polished *hoe*. Uia tie* ar* lrrejroacbabla, hi* col'art correct. But all these iimv be preeent, may he eteato lent in qualm anci lit and yet their w*ar*f may appear "queer." What It the *ecret ba? tw?en the New Yorker and hia clothe*? Tha secret ia his manner of wealing them aad neatness n> the L. v. 1* the New Yorker'? coal ever uulu'tourd? Never; it llta acroae bta bosom without a wrinkU. Vo hi* tronser* ever ba^ ut the knee? Impossible! I* hta hat ever fiuTC a ivo of carelM*ne*?? It shin** ilk* touh n<>?ros. PRTi.A0Ki.ria*. > the ra?rn ? * ing! Are hi* shoos ever dust? ** Uirtv? Their bri'.liaucv is a* that of ichibed jet. Doer he scoff ut stick or clove*? Hi* Beat gloves a ??' >. sui ply the finishing touch and a Stick, or umbrella. closely rolled and hand some. always supplies the faiut suggestion of | leisure. An U| right carriage, fastidiousness aa to hair, ut'er iaek of self-. oiiacioaaneaa. ea*y beariug. quiet movement*. absence of bn*tle? these are the tiling- that the New Yorker bl? a If contributes to Hull* In* cloth** successful We have sketched Hit New Y'ork gentleman There are other*. WitL them we have no eo? cern. Boston. Philadelphia. Baltimore. Chicago ap> proach thi* mod# I to this extent that in a lim* ited way they nutate it; bat there i* tbto vast dif'Tonce that the man we have sketched ia the typical New Worker, while he i* vary fat froui being the typical Bostonianor rhicagoan. The Boxtonian Ima a certain frigid dignity that prevent* him from being re*,i y adapt able and somehow give- one the Idea of a mi* fit. A* a elotlie-Wearer he ia not a razees* In nearly every particular hie garment* are like those of the New Yorker, bnt no one would ever imtintgine hitn to bail from New York. Its a difference in manner. It ta therefor* a mistake for young Bo?ton to wear the gurm< ut* of eo.-mopoiitan New York. Ha should revert to the type whieh the elderly Bostonlan still exemplified. While, th*ref*r% tome of the younger element are uneasy imita> tion* ol New Y'ork mo^leta tha typical Boa> toman never concerns himself abont style. Hta tailor ha* hi* measure, and that** enough. Hit material i? broadcloth and doeakln. worn until it become* shiny; hi* cnt ta eemi-clerto*l( hi* expanse of shirt bo-oro i* wide; hi* eollar i* a '-bishop;" hi* tie a black "aboeetiing," aad hi* hat is venerable because of aid association^ Philadelphia is a citv of homea. Yon could tell that bv looking at the men. Mo*t of them appear homo made; the rest appear ready made, and there is no suggestion of a tailor la CHICAGO* flALV ESTOlf, Philadelphia. That acronnts for the numb** and size of the ready-made clothing store* there. The average l'hiladelphian in the street certainly dors not regard the amenities of drees which less somnolent communiUea oonaidea essential. 'j he t hira^oaa has. as a rule, been to* baaf to take thought of hi* personal appearance. He is too bu*y. in fact, even to live wall, and hi.< nearest approach to it is a twenty-minut* "bite'' tu the lunch room. Ha ta generous enough, bat he hasn't time to go np stairs and eat a diuni r. Nobody enre* abont dresa. As a wbola, therefore. Chicago is shabby. The men hay good enough clothes, and cpend money freely < nough. but they don't look after the little Dice ties. I he typical Chicago** doesn't oar* much tor style. He wanu some thing looaa and comfortable. If he wears a cutaway coat, ha wear* it open; but he i* better *atisfl*d with a I . . iitud* of ? j**"" condemned as unbetittmg. San 1'raucisco has a large elas* who g* * great deal on style men who knew how t* dresa well and give attention to it. It ata* baa a class of vulgar rich men who com Una tha characteristic* of the sluall politician, the Ms loon keeper and the mining speculator frock coat, and he wears that open, toc,wh?w fore a certain need! ?* amplitude of c oik about his legs, which uiaturwr saoMtta* ha** a ? ? - SAN PBSHCIM'O. EIWTM, Tbey wear fur overcoats, liv* well In aa anfc mal way and carry rich bat plain clothing over as shrewd, aggressive, successful and val> gar personalities its American Ufa av*v de veloped. Denver presents mor* violent aontrasti la dress than almost any other America* aity. It presents, side t>y side, tba costu* af tb* Broadway swell, tie cowboy of the plata* ?A the nuuer from the mountains, aad not I quently a combina" ion of all in one par Why black broailoth should heal material with southern gentleaMB ta ** I i a mystery aa why their coat* should a] have long tails and button with one hottoa ?? the waist, but such is the manner of tba ?*?? erner. Of course, be wants everything lo*a* d a nek aoat and light in his hot climat* and i light and loose would answer admirably, _ there is no evidence that th* raign of tb* laaf* tailed black coat ta soon to b* brokan at W sontb No vest, a wealth of long sbtat b**M^ a rolling collar and a flowing scarf, with 4 slouch hat, make up tb* aoothMW aa* Thar* ta * general impression of ta* hair, which mast not be overlooked. Girl (to h*r betrotb*d>-?"Why do yo* mv waist with both arms?" Lover?"Don't yon know that tba biii do obi** tb* doty on