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GOSSIP EOR LADIES.
TIME TURNS THE TABLE. Ten years ago, when she was ten, I need to tease and scold her; 1 liked ber, and she loved me then; - A boy some five years old. I liked her; she would fetch my book. Bring lunch to stream or thicket; Tyonld oil mygori, or bait my And field for hours at cricket. • ghe'd mend my can, or find my whip— Ab! tmt boys' hearts are stony I Hiked her rather less than “Gyp,” And far less than my pony. gbe loved me then, thonzh Heaven knows why— Small wonder bad she luted, *!, Tor scores of dolls she's had to cry. Whom I decapitated. I tore her frocks, I palled her hair. Called “red” ihe sheen upon it; Oni ftehing I would even dare ’ Catch tadpoles in her bonnet. Well, now I expiate my entne; The Nemesis of fables Ctme alter years; to-day old Time Oume has tnrned the tables. Tm twenty-five; she’s twenty now. Bark-eyed. niuk-cijcehod, and bonny— The curls are golden round her brow: Sac smiles and calls mo “Johnny,** Of yore I used ber Christian name; But now. thronsh fate or malice, When she is by, my lips can’t frame Five letters to make “Alice.” L who could joke with her andtease. Stand silent now before her— Dumb through the very wish to please— A speechless, shy adorer. Or. If KOf turns to me to speak, Ffca Ofialed by her graces The a r. ctlood rushes to my cheek— Ibu—Jo commonplaces. She’s ki-- and cool—ah 1 Heaven knows how I wish she blushed and faltered. She likes me, and I love her now: Bear, dear! bow thing!* have altered. REFUSING A DOUBTFUL HUSBAND. Sets York Sun. Miss Zerlina Jacobson Is the pretty and pleas ing plaintiff in a breaeh-of-prbmise suit pending in the Marine Contain which Isaac Schlffman is the defendant. Miss Jacobson is a dressmaker, and lives at 83 Esses street. Mr. Scbittman is a eigarmaker, and has just ceased to be a resi dent of Ludlow-strect Jail.' Formerly he was the owner of a cigar-factory, but adverse cir cumstances have reduced him. He met Miss Jacobson at a social gathering 1 , and about a year ago an engagement to marry rcsuitcu, the wed ding to take place on the 80th of September of last year. On the appointed day Schiffmau backed out, saying that he was not in a pecu niary condition to support a wife. Miss Jacob son waited until the present month, and then brought suit. Mr. Selnffinan .was arrested, and committed to Ludlow-street Jail for want of *2,000 bail. On Wednesday Mr. Hetman Stiefcl, Sehiff man’s attorney, applied lb Judge Goepp for au order that the prisoner be'brought into court ou the ground that he and the plaintiff had agreed to compromise tlie litigation by marry ing. The order was granted, and in flic after noon a Deputy Sheriff esebrted Mr. Schlffman . into court, and Miss Jacobspu also appeared in the company of numerous friends. When the couple stood uu before the Judge, and be in structed them that there was no compulsion upon either to marry the other, and that the free and uncontrolled consent of both was nec essary, it was noticed that the plaiutiff hesi tated. “ Suppose, Judge,” she asks with hesitation and in a trembling voice, “suppose that he runs away after we are married i Can he do that!” “ X cannot answer for his behavior after mar riage,” said Judge Goepp. “If you marry Pirn you must .lake the risk. There is no means of preventing his running away, though he may be compelled to support you.” 'the fair plaiutiff hung her head, hut soon con cluded not to enter the matrimonial bond, and so said to the Judge. The defendant’s attorney thereupon moved that his client he discharged from custody, on the grouud that the plaintiff's willingness to marry the defendant was essential to her suit, and that his oiler to marry iier was a sulllcicnt answer to the action. Judge Goepp declined to grant the motion absolutely without giving the plaiutiff further time for reflection. .Then the defendant told the Judge his. story. He said that it was true that ho und promised to marry tlie nlainiiffi, but that he was not In a condtion to provide lor her. On the 14th inst., he con tinued, the plaiutiff called on him, accompanied ny her brother, and' inquired whether he in tended to fuliiil his promise of marriage. He made the same answer as before, namely, that his circumstances would not nermit of it, Thereupon she went out, and a moment after-. ward a. Deputy Sheriff entered and arrested Inn, thus snowing that tlie order of arrest Had been Issued and was in readiness at the time when he was asked to comply with las promise. Judge Goepu adhered to his refusal to dis charge the prisoner immediately, but said that he would reduce his bail Jroni §3,000 to §IOO. A friend of the defendant offered to become bondsman for that amount, and the defendant’s attorney set'gabout preparing a bail-bond. Meantime tbcplainuff, all tremor, emotion, and era-tin cut, lisd-gone out of tlie Court-room, and stood in the corridor outside, surrounded by expostulating and imploring friends, who urged her to withdraw her refusal before it was too laic. Their argument finally drew a reluct ant assent from her, and she returned to the Court-room. The defendant’s attorney ceased, his work on the bail bond, the argument of the motion was suspended, the defendant aud the falr plaintiff again sluud before Die Judge, and the interest ed lawyers and spectators that filled the . room supposed that now the knot would be Hud with out further delay; but when tne query, “Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded hatband 1” was put to the "plaintiff, tlie dread of being fastened to on unfaithful and unloving spouse bad again mastered her, and she re lumed a decided, “No, 1 think I bad better not.” ■ Atnid the laughter that followed, the defend ant’s attorney insisted that there should be no more nonsense, and that the reduced bail should now be accented and.his client discharged. Hie bond was executed, and the plaintiff, the de fendant, aud their friends took their departure. A LONG-KEPT SECRET. Dubuque Times, A wealthy couple here hod lived together in perfect peace lor forty-one years. While sitting in the parlor one evening, not long ago, the hus bind surprised las wife bv saying, “I am going to tell you a secret you have never heard be* lore. 1 * There was a brief Bause, as the lady and a near relative who chanced to be present await ed the disclosure, and the husband continued: “Tes, you will bo surprised to hear that I bad another wile before I married jou.” Startled and aghast, the wife-clasped her bands in sus pense, and asked, “Am I then not your lawful wife!” “You are, my loved and lawful wife,” was the prompt reply; “my first wife died four years before X came to Dubuque and * "Hum he related bow he had married rj? S ls . 1 wife, and been summoned to nis home ® u “ her dead in Childbirth. Then be went rnm l aa “ 6eL^e, l in Dubuque, where the second romance of his life came about. Six years ago a letter from the woman who had Ws first wife. She wrote that she was “pon her deathbed, and could not rest until she aau confessed her share in a base crime. The wile had died, but the son had survived, and, through a large bribe proffered by the dead wo hian’s father, the nurse’s lips had been sealed # and the husband told that the child bad died With Its mother. This wan, the father-in-law. Was wealthy, but his daughter’s death left him without an heir, and he took this means of supplying what fate had denied. With her hist breath the nurse in formed her employer that she had dlvulced the truth to the gentleman in Duouque. and im mediately upon her death the father-in-law w ent West and offered a large bribe. This wag refused, but the secret was kept. The son was a millionaire, in the City of P., and his father was anxious to see him. The second w ife was thus told the truth for the first time, and asked to (TO East aud pay the first wife’s son a visit. >V hen the stor? was told the wife announced in low tones: “Since voa kept it from me so long, 1 would rather you had neverrepcated it." The excitement- caused by the recital proved fatal. In two days the lady was dead. LOXDOK LADIES’ MAIDS. AVio Tnrk Timet. London ladies' maids are tremendous person ages, and not to be offended with impunity. Toat was no fancy portrait that Dickens drew of the murderess of Mr. TulkinyhorjL, although doubtless an extreme ease. Some years ago Dadv Zetland had the misfortune to offend her maid, Miss Frav, and for several years the latter became almost as well known a chronic litigant as poor Miss Flite, “The plaintiff in this case was formerly lady’s maid in the service of the Countess of Zetland,!’and “Frav against the Countess ” were stereotyped sen tences in the London newspaper offices. Lately U)epDche6fe&'‘Westminster comes into court all Along of Wr former Abigail Jones, on an action brougSt against, her Grace—-for whom a verdict libel. This is not the flret fn*the Duchess’ family who has CjomcHjroniinewtly before the public. Thirty all. England rang with the dreadful mhrdpr of drtc O’Connor by Manning, a mid Maria, bis wife. The latter,, who was imdoubtedly the originator and in stigator oru& crime, was for some time,ln the service of die v Dtuue?s of Sutherland, mother of the Dtsiess of Westminster. O’Connor bad comb into money, and the Mannings in vited braHtf their bouse to dine, murdered him, and bupcahuß with quick-lime, under the flags in their frack-kitchcn. They were not discovered for soipc ttfrnc, but were at length tracked and takehm Jersey, one of the Cbanuel Islands. Both wcr£ executed. Mrs. Manning appeared on the seiilold in a dress of the richest black satin, whldh it is more than probable had in bygone ‘ddys fieured.in the solendld saloons of Stafford House on ducal shoulders. This incident actually rang the knell of black satin for up ward of tweuty years; Now it is once more in fashion. • “ UT.STjm AND WIPE. He was young and handsome (says an ex change), and his name was Adam Feldser. On the 8d of January last be attended a ball in Now York. Theft a ravishing vision dawned upon him in the Shape of Miss Elise Klein, with whom be fell violently in love at first sight. He wooed her that night like a tropical storm, and he had not known her three hours before he had pro posed and been rejected. But her refusal did not cool his passion. He pressed bis suit so ardently, so Irresistibly, that, when ho parted from her in the wee sma* hours, he had gained her shyly whispered “Yes.” Just-one month later they were married, and Adam was os happy as Adam I. In Eden, until tite other night, on coins’ home, he found that Elise’s cousin. Joseph riatz, bad folded bis (Adam’s) ulster around him ami silently stolen her away, lie followed aud found them, hut Mrs. Adam declined to iorsako her cousin; whereupon Adam threatened to prosecute that gentleman for stealing his ulster. Negotiations were then commenced, which ended in Adam’s releasing all right, title, and interest in and to bis ulster aud wife, in consideration of $250 in hand paid by said Joseph Tlatz. Elise, when asked if she intends to get a divoice aud marav Platz, replies that she' is Mrs. Platz already; why spend any more money?—she has her paper from Adam. 'Whereupon she produces a docu ment couched in these words: "£W Joseph Flat/, paid me 5250 for my ulster which he got in St, Louis with mine Elise. HER STOCKINGS. Tukio (t/doan) Times. The prettiest and daintiest of Japanese holies now in Europe was recently discovered in partial deshabille by some lady visitors, wbo were cap tivated by the effect of the neat and closely fit ting tab! upon her tiny feet, and pronounced them, after leaving, just too awfully nice for anything, .while the contrast between the snowy whiteness of the linen sandals and the peculiar, delicate tint of the stocking beneath was per fectly gplcn-dld I They easily procured the tabi. but they searched the city in vain for matches to the lovely hose. The new color was evidently a rare Oriental dye, which had not reached the marts of Europe. In their disappointment sore they went to tlie Japanese lady and explained to her that they had set their hearts on produc ing in their morning negligees the same combi nation they had noticed off her feet und ankles. Would she be so kind as to lend them one of her stockings to enable'manufacturers to at tempt imitation? And then the little lady smiled, and gracefully whipped aside her “ uwagi, nakagi. and skitagi,” disclosing that the admired stockings were not the mysterious woducts of some jealously-guarded Eastern oom, but the duskv, unadorned tegument with which nature had provided her. HOW HE WON AXL HER MONEY. Rochester U/tnn.) Record. Once there was a young man who married a young woman, and sue was rich and he was poor, and it made him sad to think of it. One day she told him damaging stories about some of their neighbors that sho had heard at a tea fight, and he listened and thought, and very soon he saw a wav out of his poverty, for his wife believed the talc she had heard at tlie tea fight. After she had finished the stories, be said: “I will go von five to twenty that there Is not one word of truth in that yoit have just told me,” —for he did not .know how sure his game was, so he wanted odds. And she, pity ing his folly, said, “It’s a whack,” and they investigated the stories and found them false, so he won. And they continued in tnis sinful practice of betting on the truth or falsity of town gossip, in tlie same order in winch they started out, ana four years had not turned tlie corner ere he had all her wealth, and she some valuable experience. SNUFF-TAKING GIRLS. Atlanta Iffa.j’ Sunny South. We are acquainted with daughters whose snuff-bottles are concealed in their rooms, where they use tbe contents constantly, without the knowledge of their parents. We have seen at boarding schools; girls go into hysterics when deprived for a day or two of their snuff, and borrow tobacco from the servants as a substi tute, until they could obtain their usual stimu lant of Scotch or Macaboy; and we are well acquainted with three sisters—beautiful young girls, were it not for the sallow hue tarnishing their complexion—who are at present under medical treatment for derangement of the nervous system and digestive organs, arising from the constant use of snuff. BOYS AS “BRIDESMAIDS.” Fashion in France , now prescribes two tiny pages to serve instead of bridesmaids at the wedding ceremony. These are chosen from tlie prettiest of the boy relatives of the bride or bridegroom. They are dressed in velvet of the bride’s favorite color. At a a recent wedding the tiny court-dress worn was of sapphire velvet, with white silk stockings, and velvet shoes with diamond.buckles. A bouquet, com posed of a rosebud, an orange-blossom, and a i ranch of myrtle, was attached to the left side. These pages perform tlie usual role of tlie bridesmaids, carry the bride’s bouquet and gloves, and also meet her and assist her from and to the carriage-step. XOTES. The puzzle which careful mothers try to solve is how to train the girls, aud how to restrain the boys. Brown says that a married man sometimes finds himself to be an April fool soon after the wedding March. Japanese ladies paint their cheeks with a green substance, which, on exposure to the air, soon becomes of a delicate pink. A pretty girl won a musket at a French lot tery. When they gave it to her, she asked, Don’t they give a soldier with it? ” A lady in Fair Haven got her foot stuck in a soft spot in a concrete walk. “Sing hey the merry maiden and the tar. 11 —Yale Jfeics. An exchange contains the marriage notice of a Mr. and Miss Carr, and the Boston Transcript notices it “as an instance of Carr-coupllng by a clergyman, which is something unusual.” Mr.*Abell, of Wabash, was successively di- three wives. Then he married the first again, and now, unon her death, be has re united with the second. The third has reason to hope. A Choicaof Evils.-rMamma— No\y, Arthur, be a good bo.vv. and take your medicine, or mam ma will be very angry.” Arthur (after mature 1 would rather mamma was very angry,”— Pwich, A Minnesota’ man found a beautiful voung squaw almost frozen to death. He look her to his camp-fire and tried to thaw her out. When she had melted .a little he. proposed marriage and was accepted. They are now 1. A Fairbaven lass, with visions of a bridal trousseau before her eyes, has recently given the gentleman who is paving his addresses to her a gcnflc hint, bv presenting to him a neatly worked card, upon which is inscribed, M I need thee eycry h *mr.' i ~~£oston Herald, Scene,- a South-End horse-car. Enter an cloboratcly-dressed lady, diamond solitaires, eight-button kids, etc. Car crowded. Ac first no one tmoves. Soon a gentleman offers bis scat. “Thank you; you are the only gentle man here; ‘ The rest is Aoos.” Fact.— JJoston Transcripti. ‘ A pretty girl “out West” told her beau that she was a iniud-rcader. “You don’t say so!” he exclaim Ca. *• Cau you mad what's in rav R ««4- sMd she; “vou have it ip nmul toasK* me to be your wifei but you arc just a little stared at the idea.” Their wedding cards are out. Two Kentucky lovers have centered theiraffcc ttons upon a damsel who would be happy with were nt other. dear charmer away. A walking matcjjjhas been proposed, and the sue- THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SATURDAY. MAY 3, 1H79-SIXTEEN PAGES. cessful competitor will get *bo girl. She might add to the interest of the affair by running away with some ouu else. The rich young lady who recently married a horse-car driver hod take-n to heart Sir Joseph Porter’s promindamcmo, that “love is a front platform on which all ranks meet.” u lt may be.” saps lieffelspin, “it mav be that a man and his wiie are one; but. I notice that, when I conic to pav tbo weekly board-bill, the landlord does not think so.”— Jiometieutine'. A Whitehall woman offered her little son his choice between a stick ot store gum or alumn of spruce. lie was undecided which to take, ami remarked: “Bow happy could Ibe with either were the other dearxhaw, ma, away.” Lady— tt Ybul)ayg'liot been out to service vet; therefore you have no character?” Applicant— “No, mum; but I’ve got three School Board certiflcuts.” Lady—“Ah, well, that.is some thing. Are they for honesty, cleanliness, or—” Applicant—“No, please, mum, for literatoor, jograffy aud free-’and drorin.”— Punch. THE AUTHORS’ CARNIVAL. “ Expressions of Approval of 4 »Tho Tribune’s 1 ’ Chicago, May I.—i wish to. express my great pleasure at vour comments upon the Carnival in to-day’s Tribune; aud also• about the sinks of Iniquity. Yours, M. T. P. • Chicago, May 2. — 1 was much, surprised to see in the Inter-Ocean of this morning some let ters from people who take umbrage at the ex cellent article in ,Tiie Tribune of yesterday. Every word in your article wafi: in accord with my’ feelings. Many other ladles who were inter ested in the Carnival were prone to admit its truth, yet felt as though it were best unsaid. I have never felt this way, believing that it is bet ter to tell the truth, even if we lose a *few dollars thereby. But, regarding Tub Tribune article, I am compelled to say it is public opinion, pretty generally felt, too. My husband prohibited our daughter from attend ing the Carnival alter she bad been present tbo first night. * We were not in favor of it In the first place, but the lady managers made such strong exertions to have our daughter attend, and tpld such a pretty tain how select It was to be, and who else were to ue in character, that we finally consented, aud our daughter pro cured a costume, which, though sue looked beautiful in, nevertheless we hesitated about allowing the public to gaze upon her robed time. We accompanied her to tite Exposition Building the opening evening and left her at the stage door and proceeded to the main entrance. On entering wo beheld the usual mixed assemblage,'and my.husband remarked that he was sorry he bad allowed ——to come here iu that costume. We went to the stall where our daughter was to be, und found her and rou j twehtv other young ladies in there, all about alike, vet some of them were dressed far more dccollette than our daughter. She came to me and remarked, “Mother, dear, I have had enough of this al ready, and I shan’t come here again m this dress.” I was glad to hear this, aud so was my husband. During the short time we remained there wo met several of our friends who had daughters there, and all told us they would not allow their daughters to come there ’again to be looked at in such dresses. They bad been mis led, as we had. We retired early, but not till we had seen enough to satisfy us that it was no place for a yOung lady to be in such a dress. Many of those the floor with the most blaze and I am glad to sav our daughter kept in her place and far back as she could, ofraid that some one else would see her. She never went again, nor did we. The commutation ticket rav hus band had purchased he gave away to the serv ants of the house, aud they attended. Many of our friends did the same' with their tickets. We were satisfied the Carnival was in excessive bad taste. Mrs. M. Adam Feldser, Chicago. May B.—Of all the humbugs that have taken our city by storm, the Authors’ Car nival, just closed, was, I think, tlie greatest; yet 1 went there expecting to see a thorough representation of characters from leading authors, hat what was iny disgust when I found only about a dozen characters well taken. It showed plainly on the face of it that it was a catch-penny affair, and I am glad The Tribdsb came oat in its bold way and' showed up the fizzle, for such it proved to he. From all Ihear it turned out just about, the way affairs gotten up by ladies generally do. They made no contracts, excepting one, namely, a rather strong one with a man 7 by the name of I’ease. and they are being surprised every day by the enormous bills tliapdorae In. My wife is interested in one of the charities, and rshe says that there will be a rumpus over tlie settlement. In the first place, that man Pease has got them tied down to a contract awarding him 25 per cent of tlie gross receipts. This, he claims, means just what it says; gross, —all, —and sho savs that they only got 10 per cent on some of the things they sold, and thereby they Jose 15 per cent clear. This is a clear case of woman’s figuring,, and no mistake. Then in the second place, some of the charities took some very expensive booths, and some took cheap ones. Now the “cheap ” managers want tlie gross receipts divided first, and then let each charity pay its expenses for its own booths. Under suefi an arrangement the charity which my wile is connected with would be left in debt almost, or a mere pittance would be left, and she savs she never will submit to sneh an ar rangement—never ! And I would tell the rest of the ladies that she is a plucky/ little woman and can hold her own. Then she says also that they understood that Peaswjvns to furnish some fittings for the booths, njpFthey iuuVto puy trees and other stuff toArim'uiem up, and now he re fuses to pay for it. She thinks that Pease Is too sharp, though he has been ever so nice to them all the time; and she says that his scenery and truck cost him more than ho will make by far. Now, I pondered over this talk, and came to the conclusion that it was a regular woman’s row; but, when I saw tlie papers taking it np, I investigated it fog my wife, and X learn from Messrs. Malmsbca and Rogers, offMcVlck er’s Theatre, two well-known and reliable gen tlemen on such matters, that they would duplicate all that stuff for 8330, and then they would put SIOO worth of properties on the stage, and give a better show than the Buffalo man ever could do. This is a settler, and no mistake. Then X Investigated the contract, and found that Pease had them surely tied, and any court in the laud would award him his 25 per cent of all moneys taken in, uo matter from what sourqe. I also looked uo the printing bill and found that there wa» no contract, and the company that was doing the work had laid it on rather too thick for comfort. I found that they were in trouble because they bad done this same thing before to one of our institutions, and were involved in a lawsuit for it even now. They no doubt need tlie charity money sorely, but this is not the way to secure it by overcharging a iot of enthusiastic women. I had some conversation with several of those who were prominent at the Carnival, and I learned that there were numberless dead-beads each night, and that a large crowd was no crite rion by which to judge of the success of the venture. But why need I tell these well-known facts? They are matters of common talk. I trust the row may be amicably settled, and I am sure tbe ladies arc well punished for their hard work, even though the cause was charity. “Oehsor.” Kay, do not kiss me. Marco I Go and seek Some newer love. lam so tired of thee— Tired of thv caress on Up and cueek— Of all thy rhapsodies and praise of me. Thoa art too constant, Marco! Is it strange That hearts should drop the old love for the new, Kow when all Mature revels in a chance, And skies do turn from gray to azure-blue? It Is the Springtime, Marcol Everything Doth speak of change—the earth, the trees, the skies. The garb of man and beast, the wild birds', wing— And, Marco, young Amelias hath blue eyes! Thine eyes arc dark and sombre, like the gown 1 wore through all the Winter-time; but see This new robe of pale-azure 1 Bo not frown— A moment since you praised its hue to me. What—corses, Marco? Isow, when Spring has come? I thought all hearts welled full of glad delight When In the woods was heard the partridge-drum— Even as Amelias said to me last night. And art thou going, Marco? - Well,- adieft! Thou’lt find a fairer love, I trust, some day, But not a heart more constant or more true Than mine, that loved from Autumn until May! KLLA WIIEBLSIt. The longest subterranean construction in the world is in the-mines of Frcyburg, in Saxony. A seres of naileries, which were began in the twelfth century, reached in 1835 a length of 153 miles and had ridded an immense quantity of silver In 1883 ‘a new gallery was commenced, which was fiuisncd a year ago, and is eight miles long. ' No Opium! No Morphia or other dangerous Ora ls cohtined in Ur. liml’a Hehy Syrup, lor the relief of colic,' teething, etc. Price 'J& cents. Criticisms. To the Editor oS The Tribune. To the Editor of Ihe Tribune. To the Editor of The Tribune. MARCO, Underground Galleries. CURRENT GOSSIP. ONLY A DANCING GIRL. From Gilbert'* \'Oab" Ballad*. Only a dancing girl, With an unromanfic style, With borrowed color and curl. With a fixed, mechanical smile, With many a hackneyed wile. With ungrammatical lip?, And corns that mar her lips. Hung from the files in air, tshc acts a palpable He; She’s os little a fairy there As unnoctical I! I hear von asking why, \\ liy in the world I sing This tawdry, tinseled thing? No airy fairy she, As she liaugs la arsenic green From a higuly inipoasiole tree . ■> In highly imposslole scene (llorself not over clean); For fays don’t suffer, I’m told, From bunions, coughs, or cold. And stalely dames, that bring Their daughters there to see, Pronounced the “dancing thing” No better than she should be. With her skirt ut her shameful knee, Aud her painted, tainted phiz; Ah, matrons! which of us is? (And in sooth it oft occurs That, while these matrons sigh. Their dresses arc lower than beis, And sometimes half aa high; And thoir hair is hair they buy; And they use their classes,’ too, In a way she’d blush to do.) But change her gold and green For a coarse merino gown, And see her upon the scene Of her home, when coaxing down / Her drunken father’s frowu, In his squalid cheerless den: She’s u fairy truly, then I SIGISBERT LANCINET’S LUCK. Setc York World Trantlation , “My friend,” said the notary-to Sigisbert Landed, “here are the 0,300 francs willed aud bequeathed to you by your uncle. The legacy duty, stamps, aud fees have been deducted. Put the money carefully away in yonr pocket, he careful not to let any sharp-looking stranger brush up against you, aud get home as soon as possible.” > “ Worthy sir, your excellent advice shall Jje followed,” said Siglsbert Lancinct, squeezing the good notary’s baud and leaving the office with the dignity of a man who does not have 0,500 francs in his pocket everyday of the week.. For Sigishert Lauciuet, Bohemian both by dis position und profession, bad never hitherto been the owner of ten francs of his own. When bo was iu the street Sigisbert Lancinet soliloquized bait aloud: “ What an old ass that notary was 1 To fancy that I—i ot all people—would be silly enough to let any one get away with my wealth. Sup pose 1 drove home —no, that would look like a cowardly concession to the notary’s fears. Be sides, X am not sorry at the prospect of showing myself to mv acquaintances in my new role ot a bloated capitalist.*/ So saying, Sigisbert Lancinet approached a shop-window and took an admiring glance at the image reflected in the great mirror. “ Heavens!” he exclaimed, starting back in constcrngfion, “ can that ambulatory rag-bag be Sigishcrt Lancinet i Lazarus in all his glory was lidTarraycd like unto_ this. What a shocking bad hat I—a perfectcpicot decrepitude. Let me not lose an instant in shooting this tile, which makes me redden ns much as it reddens itself.” He went to the hatter’s and bought him a bat, and when he came out he respired more joyous ly and said to himself: ‘'Now that is more like the thing—£ do not quite so closely resemble a —but hold on! On letting my gaze run to my other extreme I am horrified to observe that the soles of my boots arc not waterproof, and that the uppers are a libel upon sboemanity. Let me not hesitate one second ” He entered Lite bootmaker’s. HI. ’ “By Jove!” he said, on regaining the street, “ that job’s oil my hands; but, obi the fright ful discordance. The immaculate varnish of my hoots makes my pantaloons look ten years older by contrast, while' beside my dazzling hat my coat loses the few pretensions to respecta buity which it formerljjposscsscd. To appear In such guise would he ridiculous——” He crossed the street-mud ■ entered a ready made clothing establishment, whence issuing robed and crowned, he —tor he had fasted since .gecting-up time, and had got uo unusually early so as to be at the notary’s office betimes—felt the inner man assert itself. He found himself at that moment at the Balais Koval. “And to think,” soliloquized the nouveau riche, “that not once in my brief life have I set foot within the plate-glass doors ot these oouleut restaurants in the windows whereof are heaped fascinating troubles of game and fruits of Tantalus 1 Yet 1 had always hoped—and, in deed, why should 1 not gratify myself just for once. One doesn’t get a legacy every day. What stuumug truffles! ’h l IW Just as he had placed his hand upon the handle of the door some one tapped him upon the shoulder. “111, Sigisbcrl!” . “ Hullo, Adolphe!” “The same. Whore are you oil to! ” “Going iu to breakfast—don’t you seel ” “You 1 going iu to breakfast therel ” “ Certaiuly. And what if I am? ” “ Oh, nothing, only It would be a graceful act on vonr part to invite me to join you, seeing that you are flush and -that my pockets areas empty as my stomach.” “By all means; come along.” They breakfasted. They began with Bur gundy and continued with claret, and the waiter waxed so eloquent in praise of a peculiarly lino ana drv champagne for wnlch the house was noted "that they had a bottle ot that. Then they had coffee and liquors. , At Hie third glass of Chartreuse Sigisbert, Lancinet was the friend of the whole human race without exception. Adolphe with the pilot’s wary eye marked his friend’s growing good humor, and whispered to him gently, “Sigisbert, old fol’, I’ve always said tuat if there was a good-hearted chap "in Baris, Sigisbert Lancinetwas the man. Bor you are a good-hearted chap, as you know.” “1 should hope, old boy, that I wouldn’t go back on a friend, it he will allow me to call him so.” •‘Of course yon wouldn’t. I know you will stake an old friend of yours who only wants 300 miserable petty franca till next Tuesday to ” “Never mind what you want them for; that Is none of my business. Here are your 300 francs. So long as Slgisbert Eanclnet has a shot In the locker he will not steel bis ear against the appeals of friendship. Take my arm and let us go for a walk.”. In the Galcrie d’Orleans some one accosted Sigisbert: ■ “M. Lancinet, lam glad to see you looking so well. About eighteen months ago you prom ised to pay me a bill ” “ A bill—for how much ? ” “five hundred francs.” “Eive hundred francs,—whom do I owe 500 francs to!” “To me. I keep the restaurant at ” “Here’s your money. Call on Sigisbert Lan cinet at any hour of the day or night for money, and, it he owes it, it shall be paid instantly.’’ A little further on be met Cydallsa, a plquante little brunette for whom Sigisbert Lauelnet’s heart used to beat like one—like fortv. In her society he visited the milliner’s shop, the jeweler’s, the Bois de Boulogne, the Opera- Comique, and the Maison d’Or. It was 2:30 a. m. when Sigisbert _ Lancinet reached his lodging. ' . To whom the angry janitor: “You’re a sweet dues, staying ,oat guzzling and muzzling till all hours. You can bet your new boots I’ll let the boss know what sort of a tenant he has in you. There’s your bed-room caudle and a letter that came for you.” “ Here—l’ll make that all right—this’ll pay you for getting no," said Sigisbert Lancinet, opening his pocket-book. It was empty 1 .Mechanically he opened the letter which the janitor had handed him. It read as follows: Sm: I made an error this morning in giving yon G. bOO francs as the net ainonnt of your late uncle's legacy. That was the gross amount, from winch Bhould have been deducted duty, stamps, fee, etc,, amounting, as per account iuclosed, to 703 f. 45c. lie so good as to remit me ■ that sum bv bearer. Yours very respectfully, X. Y. Z. GETTING MOKE THAN THEY PRAT ED FOB. Motion Transcrivt. In a certain county town there had Been a long-contiuued drought; the fields were parched and burnt, the foliage-had withered under the son’s burning ravs, the wells were dry, and it was only by going to the river, three dr four miles distant, that water for the animals --yul household use couid be obtained. Under these circumstances it was resolved In the “store” one Saturday eveniug to see the good parson nnd ask him to pray for rain. Be was inter viewed, and promised accordingly. The next morning tile sun came out hotter than over, and the congregation came to church white with dust which hung like a cloud over the roads. At the close of the /‘long prayer” and .it was unusually long—the preacher said, “ And now, 0 Lord, we ap proach a subject that lies near, very near, to our hearts.; Thou Knowest that our fields are ! parched and pur wells dry; Thou knowest that we choke with dust, and that our cattle are in ■ sore need; and so, O Lord, we pray that Thou ; willst open the almighty bottle of the universe, and pour-but its contents on this, our bei draughted country." On the evening of that day the skv looked hazy. On Monday there were genuine clouds, and ‘‘signs of rain.” Tuesday brought two or three refreshing show ers; the ‘•women folk.” as New Englanders of the rnral sort call the fair sex, caught enough for their week’s washing, and were happy, and the withered vegetation began to revive. On Wednesday and Thursday the rain fell steadily, on Friday it came in torrents, nnd cro Saturday ’ evening things began to look serious. But there was no let up, and when Sun day morning came the devont ones who ventured but bad rogo to “meeting” in boats. Justus the dripping minister was about to climb the stairs that Jed to the high pulpit, a bedraggled deacon took him by the - arm and had a few words with him apart. The pastor looked puz zled, but finally assented with a nod, took bis place in the pulpit, and onened the service. .Again there was a long prayer,—a very long prayer,—and it closed as follows: “Again, O Lord, we approach with fear and trembling the subject of which we made mention last week. We told Thee that our fields were parched, onr wells dry, and our cat tle were in sore need, and we asked that Thou wouldst open the great al mighty bottle of the universe and pour out Its contents on pur bedronghted country; but, 0 Lord, when wc made that, our prayer, we’d no idea that Thoudst lose the stopple 1 ” HE HEARD TOO MUCH. Lewis Gaylord Clark, the editor of the JCw'ck .erbocker Magazine, used to tell the following storv with great delight: Some two miles' up the .river from St. .Tohns bnry, Vt., is n primitive sort of a little village called “ The Centre.” Here, not long since, flip, rustic youth of the vicinity congregated for a dance, “ and dance, they did,” said our in formant, “ with an unction unknown to your city belles nnd beaux.” One Interesting man, having imbibed too freely, became “ fatigued ” In the course of the evening, and wisely con cluded to retire for a short rest. A door ajar near the dancing-hall revealed fn vitingljv a glimpse of a comfortable bud, of which he took possession with the prospect of an undisturbed “ snooze.” It happened, howbelt, that this was the “ ladies 1 withdrawing room,” ami no sooner had he closed his eves than a pair of blooming dam sels came in ami began adjusting their dis ordered ringlets, the dim light of the tallow candle not disclosing the tenant of the bed. The girls had tongues (like the rest ot their u beck”), which ran fn tiiis wise: “ What a nice dance we’re having! Have vou heard anybody say anything about me, Jane?” •‘Law, yes, Sally. Jim Brown says lie never saw you look so handsome as you do to-night. Have you beard anybody say anything about me?” “About you! Why, sartin. I heard Joe Flint tell Sam Jones that you was the prettiest dressed girl in the room.” Whereupon tile, dear things chuckled, and “fixed up” a little more, and made oil toward the ball-room. They had hardly reached Uie door when our half-conscious friend raised him self on his elbow, and quite intelligibly, though slowlv, inquired: Have you heard aryborry say anythin’ ’bout me, cals?” " . “ Pliancy their pheclinks ” at this juncture. ’ HYPOCRISY REBUKED. Virginia City Chronicle. Last evening a man came into Charley Leg ate’s restaurant and called for arum omelet. Legate walked back into the kitchen with the solemnity of a circus elephant, and presently a waiter came out with a beefsteak. The customer looked at the steak a moment and remarked: “ Look-a-bere, I ordered a rum omelet.” “ I know you did, my boy, hut vou can’t have It,” said Legale, coming up. “ You know last New Year’s you swore off, and tied a blue ribbon to your vest. It’s there yet. Now, you contemptible hypocrite, do you s’pose you arc goln’ round ’ this town flaunting the ensign of sobriety in the face of the . public and Imagine you can come here, stuff your self with rum omelets, 'and make me par ticcps criminis to the deception! Haven’t you got any more self-respect than to observe the letter of the law and bust the stuliin’ out of it? That sort of a lay don’t go down here, my friend. It may do at some second-class hash houses, where they take neither the digestion nor the morals of a man into consideration. I’m lookin’ after both. 1 won’t have speakin’ hy pocrisy. in my house. I despise the crawlin' wretch who ” -Oh 1 Legate, speak no more. Thou turuest mine eyes into my very soul,” yelled the dis tracted patron, and he called for some more eggs, and the irrepressible caterer went back into the kitchen with the air of a man who had served bis country well, as he remarked: “Jihad to bluff him or acknowledge I was just out of rum.” HE IyOffLDX’T HAVE IT. Detroit Free Frees, Some .men can’t appreciate true friendship, and they seem to rejoice in holding at arm’s length those who wish to think kindly of them. Such a man has an office on Griswold street. A number of ids acquaintances were the other day canvassing his many good qualities, and it was decided to make him a present and de liver a speech. A shake-purse of-4U cents was made up, the cash invested in a large sponge, and the sis or eight friends proceeded in a body to the “ consignee’s ” office. He was, in. One of thCggentlcmen held up the sponge, and began: “ When men desire to show their friendship for a fellow-man, they present him with some token of esteem,— something typical or em blematical of his daily life. Now, we ” The speech ended right there. The spongb jvas left behind, but the crowd took a coal scuttle, four or live dubs, and two empty boxes down-stairs with them, and there was consid erable haste to see who would get into the street first. QUIPS. Excuse haste and a bad pun. The combing man—the hairdresser. If a man waits too long for something to turn up, it will bo his toes. Queen Victoria is like a machinery-wheel, be cause she travels in cog. Wonder if the cattle of a thousand ’llls had the epizootic or the hoof disease! “ There’s music in the heir,” moaned the young husband, as he reached for the paregoric bottle. The diminutive hen-fruit seen in market is an other evidence that the eggs size law is not en forced. Prince .Louis Napoleon’s pastime is matching pennies. He says: “Heads X win, Beatrice; tails, Zulus." The born of Roderick Dhu was Scotch whisky. — Graphic. Yes, it was mountain Dhu.—TitU burg Telegraph. Why is it that at the hotel the man who goes is called the waiter, and the man who really does all the waiting is called the guest! Journalism is a noble calling. —Cleveland llera'd. in which respect It muchly resembleth the ilarouis of Lome yelling for his lord-in waitiug.—Boston Traveler. A Grave Rebuke.—lndividual fresh from his Club: “My good sir fine), can you tell me where this w-fhiej-wav leads to!" Sedate Party —“ To the churchyard.”— Fun. Making the best of it is a good rule for every body. “What is the matter!” asked a lawyer of bis coachman. “The horses are running mvav, sir.” “ Can you not pull them up!” “I am afraid not." “Then," said the the lawyer, after judicial delay, '“run into something chean.” E. C. Stedman sings, in Scribner , “ Why should I fear to sip the sweets of each red lip!” why I. Because, Mr. Stedman, you have a conviction that tbe gloomy-looklng old gentle man in the background, with blood in his eye and a cane line the angel of death in his band, will make a poultice of you If you do any such sampling while he Is in reach.— MvrdeUe. Connccticnt Judges. Connecticut Judges take their female relatives to court during interesting trials, and give them seats on the bench. “ Chatty conversations,” says the New Haven Ilegieier, riffcrriug to a recent instance, “ have been conducted between the Court and its family representatives while im portant testimony has been taken, and there has been danger that tbo Judges might from these frequent distractions lose connections which are considered vital on one side or the other.!’ TEE PUZZLERS’ CORNER. fl»?i Slnalconlribntloiiawinbe P n 'jllshea in this r»n P i i. ment L, Correßpondent3 ' TiU Please send their .. p,” ? es ,'!l th their noms de Vlume addressed to the^X^;;’ AD3Wera win be publishea ANSWERS . TO LAST . . No. 750, DRANK STAND SPOIL - ESSAY P HYSY No. 731. falcon A D O RN LOGY O N N No. 752. 818 I L E BEK PERSPECTIVE CDBE—NO. 749. ' ♦ ***** ****** * » *** * * * *. * * « ****** The upper line, a girdle; the line extending down from the initial letterof this line, an Italian coin; the line opposite, a stud made of wool: the lower lino of this square, a foolish person. The top line of the left baud square, a relative; the lineextend lug downward from the Initial letter, ametai; the line opposite, a course kind or cloth: the lower line, deadly. The first four-letter diagonal on tho left, a kind of horse; lower left, to reject; upper right, : a bird; lower right, an excise. Chicago. E. P. K, STAR-NO. 769. 1 * * * 0* * ■ * * * * *o * * *' ’ * »■ *' 5# * * * « »” * 3 » * From 1 to 3. a masculine name; 1 to 3, relating to the heart; 6 to 4, ganay;•4-tot!, hafts; 6to a race of people; 5 to IS, those who employ oue of the professions. • Cuxcago. . R. JSaxzr* DIAMOND-NO. 700. In Sphinx; a girl's name; to efface; a celebrated Knight Templar; pale; a period of time; in Jin gle. The same words are read downward. Chicago. . . . . F. K. EfIOJIBOID-NO. 701, Across—A fish; a horse; a Greek dialect; a machine for cleaning wool; a goddess. Down—ln Jack; a giant; to silt; plenty;, relating to the end; a hat; three-Hfths of a word meaning bright; a pronoun; in Cassino. Cairo, 111. Quirk. SQUARE WORD—NO. 702. A measurement; a texture of flat’s; a tumor. Cuicauo. Little Cassixo. SQUARE WORD—NO. 703. A Daman place for rest; winged; a plant; to agree; opinion. Durmxotox, Wis. - Coocua, CHARADE—NO. 704. My first is a little word, ’lis true. Yet u most essential part of you; If you give it to me ’twill still remain In your nossession just the same. Mr second’s in the forest found. On rocky cliff, and on the ground; li is .sometimes large and sometimes small, And should have respect from one and all The whole will always uive creat token I Of cood results, when rightly spoken, Lay hold, with It, and yon will find The little word that's in my mind. TJkuana, 111. Punch. CHARADE—XO.- 765. ■ Right jollle is 7c tmzzlcr. He hath a heart that's merrle; Ye while he delves for bidden lure In Webster’s Dictionary. He scanncth closlie evorie worde, To find its mysteries; Of bidden realms bo's king and lord, And boldcth all ye keys. He wears ye queerest kinde of hat Without my one. two. three; • •• •• He hath an absent lookc,in that Ye neighbors all agree. He taketb out ye third and first And lurneth ihom aiound; Behold 1 one of re alphabet Is nowhere to be found. A ladje gay, os I am told. Both younge and f:ure, I ween. With graceful step and perfect whole. She danceih on ye greene. She hears ye second in ye streele, ' Breaks In her baste a bowl; Her mother says it is not meet That work she should.ye whole. Now, puzzlers all, both boy and mayde, Ye whole if you should do. Ye key that opens this charade Will slip your fingers through. Fulton, Hi. Towiibad. NUMERICAL ENIGMA-NO, 7CO. I am composed of twenty-nine letters, and am a quotation. Mr 12, 17, 15, 27. is a city In Italy. • My 18, 20, 2,2 D, 7, is a banquet. : My 10, 2, 21, 2:1, 0, ts a city In France. My 10, 14. is an animal of Australia. My 22. 12, 24, 8. 2U,‘ 2D. 7, 21, 2, is part of a theatre. 3ly 25, 4,9, 2S, is an exploit. Myl. 5, 13, 11, Isamnsical Instrument My 22, 10, is an exclamation. Dns Moines, lowa. Hawkets. NUMERICAL ENIGMA—NO. 707. lam composed of seven letters, and am an arti cle of food about which many people are suspi cious as to Us Ingredients. My 4; o, 0,7, is good to put in it, and my 1, 2. a, 4, spells, phonetical ly, what is good to eat With It. Paxtok, in NUMERICAL ENIGMA—NO.,7BB. I am composed of ten letters, and am tne month of a river. Jly 7, 10, 0, 3, is a plant. Jly 9,5, 3, is a difficulty. , 3ly 4,1, 2, Is a poem. Jly i>, 8, !), is a mean man. LaGuaxce, 111. Eddie E. P. CORRESPONDENCE. Fritz, citr, pens a few answers to show he is still in the fin?. He had time only to master Noa. 751, 752, 751,’ 755, and 758. Happy Thought, Frecoort, 111., sends the result or Saturday evening's study, which includes ail but Sphinx’s square worn? and of coarse the cube, although an attempt is made to solve the latter. The lady’s letters are too few and far between. Tyro, city, said it was “Cu-be or not cu-be,” and it was principally the latter. Fearing an at tach of * * emotional insanity ” he quit on The Cor ner after solving five,—the rhomboid. Sphinx’s square, Towhead’s charade, and “Philanthropy,” proving unknown quantities to Tyro. Towhcad. Fulton, 111., rises to express sym pathy with Brother Ike for his failure on the “Carpenter” business. Towhead did nor expect to salt Ike's summer bacon so early in the season. Mr. T.. however, says nothing anenc that curions rhomboid constructed by Brother ike. Happy Jack, city, says be worked, at the cone for several quarter-hours in rapid succession, and finally gave it up. He might have worked on it for 2,7U0 quarter-boars, and the resnlt would have been the same, for it was ill-starred, and conldn’t be did. Jack has them all in line but the rhom boid, the two squares, and She Ogle County “Tipper.” Sphinx, city, thinks the puzzles were exceed ingly hard this week, but by somo good honest work he succeeds in answering ail but Towbead's little fish. He thinks that rbomooid of the South Bender was a corker, and it is much to bis credit that he “drank” it all iu from the “stand.” and did not let itspoil” during his “essay’ with the “physy.” Ilcnida. Champaign, UK, stops short at nothing this week after the cube, having a firm grip on the entire nine, from “Drank” to “Philanthropy. Henida would be nleased to hear from some of. Inc contributors to The Corner, and letters addressed Henida, Champaign, 111., will reach bun. The G. 31. will say that the gentleman is an excellent cor respondent. Pnnch, rrbana. 111., lias-a suspicion that the cube is made np of hard words, and It was. in deed; go hard, m fact, teat -theauthor couldn t answer his own puzzle* 31 r. Vol^ “star” it less hereafter, Sir. Punch has the nine others answered, and the microscope and electric light would fail to distinguish between Mr. Punch's answers and tnose at the too of the column; if anything, the former are the more cor rect •Coochle, Burlington, Wls., sends answers to a few of the easy ones,—those necessitating a small library being in the Index Eipurpatoriua for tho present Toe little lady boa Nos. 751, 755 (that was intended by Towhead for Hiss Coochie’s spe cial benefit), 756, and 758. The charade will appear in The Corner's “Temple of Immor tals." Thanks. WEEK’S PUZZLES. No. 753.. DELI AC E‘ R U N D A L’ UPPER I N P I L H ADEL I A C A KHAN E. P. K., city, follows np his success of last week by sending in a list of eight answers Satur day evening, Jiaving all but Brother Ike’s rhom boid. The cnbo of'Mr. K. last week bad too many stars in it to be solved successfully, so it is re published .la its correct shape, if it bothered some of th‘e gaessers, on the Helmsman’s broad shoulders the blame mast be laid. On Tuesday jMr. K. sent the rhomboid complete, after having telephoned to several librarians to help him out. He thinks Brother Ike deserves to be assegaited by the Zulus for getting up such a hard rhomb. Snug, city, was evidently much troubled when he penned Che following lines: No. 754. Upper. No. 753, Capelin. No. 756. - Cabalistic. - No. 737. Photographer, No. 758. Philanthropy, * » SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF "JOHNNY." * * 4 4 Good morning, Tom I I have just read That little John, your boy, is dead.** “Yes, Johnny’s dead; and, blame my akin! Ef they don’t let that there boy In When his soul stops at Heaven’s door, Tbcii ’tain't no kind of use no more Per any one to try to be Just straight and all chat thing— fer he 1 In every way was on th^sqnare. When I’d git mishtr mad. and swear And cuss around till all was blue. That boy—as sure as i tell you— Would brace right up in front of me. And say, * Ole man, 1 guess that we Have hud euutl of this here truck. And ’taint no use to trv your luck ’Gin the Almighty; ef you do. You’ll ilua thut He’s too big fer yon/ - And somehow tbet boy’s word was lair Enatl to make me shut my jaw. He’d meet you fifty times, and pass Right by witnout a word of sobs. I never knew the little kid To steal u copper; ef he did, lie kept it mignty still, and 1 Would never know it. And a lie 1 kuoiv he bated like the deuce. And that ain’t all But what’s the use 9 The little feller’s cone up now 2 When I remember, sometimes, how On stormy days, when ’tiros too wet To work out doors, he’d go and get A Testament (that some old seed iled give to him to learn to read), And set far hours and read awav At some long Gospel-yarn—l say. When i remember how he’d look While be was porin’ at thet book— Just like them chaps he’d cell about Aa sailed with big wings in an’ out •Before some kind of Throne, where aat The One I always swear by —that Would make me kinder snaky; and Ills face would look, somehow, so grand* And his wide-open eyes would shine So bright and wishfully, that mine. Before I know’d, would be so dim That I could hardly look at him. When 1 remember this, Jknotc* Ef there's a Heaven, there he’ll go! You needn’t try to preach to me— • Jest 'cause he wa’n’t baptized—that he Won’t stand no chance fer to be saved. And that the floor of Hell is paved With little souls a span la length.' * I ain’t got learnic’; but my strength Is mighty good, and I will thrash 'The man tuat trie* to palm that trash * On me fer truth. It’s not all grace That shines from every pious face I And. when poor little Johnny died, I b’lieve more folks came here and Hed About themselves,’ooat John au’me. ’Bout Heaven, and’boatEternity, ’Bout “ wise decrees of Providence ” When *twas al! blasted Ignorance * That killed poor John. They needn’t He And say. ” God willed that John should die ** I never was so mad before; * I felt like openin’pf the door Au’ boostin’ ’em oht in the street; An’ then I looked at that white, sweet An’ smilin’ face that lay so still n Down in the coffin, and my will Was changed. 1 let them say Jest what they pleased; but, from that dar 1 tel! you honestly that I T * Hare been a better man. Good-b ye * ” Luia, lud. Wm. E. Nicßohi. * « * * * * The Princess Christina Dead. .Vein Turi; Sen, .Ijjrii 30. A dispatch from Madrid announces the death ol the second daughter ot the Duke ot Mont pcnsier, at Seville, on Monday, at the age or 37. Princess Maria-Christlna was born in Seville Is Oetooer, 1852. She was the sister of Mercedes, Hie late Queen o£ Spain, and of Marie-Isabeile, Countess of Paris, and cousin ol King Alfonso. Her death leaves the Duke of Montpenaler with only two children living, one of whom is the Countess of Paris, and the otter a son. Prince Antoine-Lonis-Phllippe, aged 13. But he has two grandchildren, a son and a daughter ot the Count of Paris. They were both Dorn in Twickenham, England, where the Orleans fam ily reside. The Dnke of Montnensier married the Prin cess Marie Louise, sister of ei-Queen Isabella, in 1546, and has during the whole of bis life been intriguing to secure the throne ol Spain either for himself or at least for one ol bis children. He succeeded in arranging the mar riage ot Mercedes and Alfonso, but the early death of the Queen put a stop to bis influence upon Government matters in :Spain. It was rumored that the Princess Maria Christina was to become the second wife ol the King of Spain, but the disparity of age alone would nave been an obstacle to such a match, the Princess having been live years older than the King. Her death will preclude ail possibility ot Alfonso Klf- mar rying into the Orleans family. The Princess’ remains will be placed near those of her sister, the late Queen Mercedes, la tire Escurial. The Court will go into three months’ mourning. Why Garibaldi Is la Some. London Truth, Aoril 17. The true motive of the journey is perfectly known to the friends of the General, and is of the tnost private description possible. It has reference solelv to the disposal of bis property among his children. The circumstances of the case are curious enough, and they are too much of a matter of history not to be stated plainly. Garibaldi, as it Is generally known, pad three children by Anita, the faithful com* pauion of his Italian campaigns—to-wit: A daughter. Tercsita, now Signora Canzio, and two sons, Menotti and RicclottL By another woman, Francesco, be has two more Jiving children, delta and Monllo. On the other hand, he was married to a Signora Raimondi, who, alter the wedding, made-a confession in consequence of which he left her at once and forever. Now it results from the above circum stances, under the Italian law, that the only law ful heir to any property lett by Garibaldi is a child which is not his own, but Sianora Rai mondi’s. The said property, by.the way. Is com posed of the 50,000 lire a year voted by the Ital ian Parliament in perpetuity to Garibaldi and bis descendants in the direct line. 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