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Mr. Joseph Ustlederve ad Mr. gm.
el Newell weoMld frismi mad e.eie
and, what was really wamerful, their
.p-eum wves bd r ther sea esd
tMe intimscy by besoming violelay t.
t~ehed to ome mother. The eOue
quenwe was th the two mil liMved
on tUecase terms of e d mdhip eld
goal will, sad set ar-eget mt
to them ame holldy rneorn or their
summer vemman. This year they too
a Ljoinlg home. at Umeeth uea.d,
aoeradig tl a ome, Mr. Delaseee
mad Mr. Newell remained i town am the
ph, of buelsm, rmaln dowa to the
eeide frorm BeUarda to M d, ad
o rIesioallyying fo r a few a-_
a tiame. T Imet wee that thee od
gentlemene made bins.s em esuane S.or
a little mild disipatiom n the shes...
of their ese~llet belpmatss The
lieIe amturally viewed the arrna
mest with esom usmeemeis., and eaeh
had an un amorotbe q that
the other a bhabtd m la her
sou setr e . Anyohlng ever m bast
log- which sus ealeued to disturb do
mamate harmoy. though th7 were both
ubjectedl to s rlgoram ad ,ersle
Se"rtes esamia to tduri lwlr
perlodin v.bi tother l-u- at
Ume eapirain of eb week speat in
Mr. Battledore ad Rem Newell-foh
II would be afetatio to spmek of him
ma Mr. Seamel Newell, deea everybody
oulted him .. though he w well
pu't eixty-were teald after diaer
enjoying thrr wime o Mosy evre.
"ingl. hing rurned from Ehoue
in the morning, whoa Mr. Bettledore
"rm Not s the1, heveu tse theb
best of it down thel." moddil gV
,ely over his shoulder in the sup.
posed dlaretio of Estbolrae. "It is
rare holiday weather-meua too hot for
"Prealou slow at the aemee," re
jdoed the other, a he fed at his
Jolly in Pari buh I apese."
" . 4- .ed tr. UMtthere,
with - sbeed air.
"Pooh I It was better thm this when
we wret teter tire em hs
yet acatrived teemjq oarselqveo an
Mr. Batmedore eesubed uinti reul
helped himelfU wine. The ocessiom
reerrel to ealed forth alugled re.
Section. N. anod Sam Newell had
erosed the Ch el for a shot trip
with th full cosmest and
of their wives, aud had what eLAmew
emIs call "a high d tme." But aftr
their retaur Sam Neweil, through ur.
doue hlrio m th es, elret, har
B imetedo el e gluled nanto .mak
iog ungeardd oa ioms of rather a
awkwrdl net which io endeavored,
with only parla sweese, to explain
saway the next morniag. The wives so
ecaiagly lad theiar heeds together. and
hUo no ps taeas eassed, it
was tacitly auest that as edat
hd gone forth which he efeentally b-n.
lshed from the breasts of the dellaquests
the emollest hope of over being ogels
allowed to visit the Contiest without
'I feel very much inclined to ra
acrom.," said em Newell, tesattively.
"I ooaldn't gt away," returned Iir.
'Oh business, of corsre," answered
"Won't do, Joey. We 't Some the
humbug over me," said Ihm, with a
Mr. Battledore frowned slightly and
then sffercJ hi features to relx ainto
Ssmile. He was rtlerre pompous and
digniled old gentlemn, t hbo knew
from experience that it was no see be
iag pretentious with Sam.
"My wife weao nt hear of it," he said,
r p . "I'm sure your's waouldn't
"Why bould she?" inquired Sam,
wih an other wink.
"El!" emeolamed Mr. Battudee,
'-Iset ago and say nothig about t. i
We coauld start to morrow morning end a
ome back o Friday ht, in tieoto I
go to Eastorue as e. We miould I
get three clear days over there."
Mr. Battledo. leaned bedk is his U
ehair, fairly amaaed by this audacious I
ppueal. Had he beee staying at home I
fstee would have a pea oins.
ao the fael of at, bu e hav I
ortunate enough to let his house, I
and was for the time Hem's hoorald I
guest. Now, Sam's household were de
voted to their master, who did not dieL I
d*in to bribe them toholdtheir tongues e
aIout his abnormally late hours whe t
his wife was aebent. Sam mightthere- I
fore smaely leave fors week without fear i
of I i trry, l d dnbt ed this alrcunstatc e
removed a gret danger. There would
he no diclty as regarding his d e, e
for Mr. Bttledor had an easy and a- S
sonmodat partner, who oaould be e
asfly trusted o keep his seeret. There p
remainaed only consolentious scruples a
shout deceiving his wife, anI three, sad a
to relate, vanished like snow Iwneath a o
noondaly san as ea proceeded to ep- a
date upon the attractaoans and gayeties b
t the French capital, I
The upshot was that Mr. Battledore H
and Stam Newell started for Paris the1
next morning and enjoyed their brief fi
trip amasagly--a an inanocent fashion a
nough, no douabt. They retur ned to
London on the Saturday morning asar- a
esaged. and were relieved to Sad that c
sdo oom mur l tio awaited eithr .
tems from thear r.epctive wives. I
train to as~tare through sehiys
"Wbd dhalt IMsy -tmy
stheir miSd a t isew.tt ei
did. but thean wasthemorhard.mnr
sser, ber a member of th de tek
"OhI d hewem bt lae It, d to..l
a his t ob-hed w. d
luthg she does; tleir d
` i1 ..W...-aU my ... . die
This 'waell pthes l case Mr. e h.s
dese lr s hol trea h,
SbouMr'h ri wa hws r
-aroe, for She truh wea the as
--eDbet1.p ea im_ irs, -- w e
Twishe was th.sea o r .
-r hatshe h . efi e ea E s h
-- oon is tow. Se e NewekwSa
*** wne apn their tp emape
doismios. fore t
ormewhere tow d the mml, hoest
of le ight however, Mr. Battledore
was er mbsed from his Lt doe by e
misss from him wise, who
wor from her.
Thie le I roea todor e ncm
It wr ld have beer perfecly simple
ore a have nwered I the usgathve.
The meet smmeat he viterly repeated
not havig dose to. But ams mehow or
other, whoa the asetiwo w ie ached, ho
wees siesd wih em uureeeoeisg peale.
arisl fro a guLety sonesoisee, ml
heasdhhe had est received the ltter
"oee aesat hem thaet oao As is.
st reiom would hove efeviseed,
Tha rep led hetilay re pgesated
l. beisedhy secet unepsmeism sad
'Oh! 5leter. Oh, yes Certais
. i 'ea dabreasg his shoe sthe
w arl ms.
pw - rar m irll~r~
- "Welr mid his wife, iknterrogative.
"Whatr mumbld Mr. Battledorse,
"Toe ordered i I suppose"?
preheding to e dosing of agas.
,"Odered #t I! What? Oh! at
ousee. of eourse" answered Mr.
seledae. "What on earth made .on
writ to the dicer" be aded, b the
wy of ebagig the oneversatlon.
I thogt it would be mowe eoaveu
lent. Ym would l have to step
round to the op, replid his wife.
"Wha the dee does thb allieasa
thougt Mr. Battledore, with a gemn.
" t will be reedy in time. o
e I Jeesph " mcd his wife, empbhti
l, he eItoZd lto dumber. "Will
it be redy in tlhme!"
"Of course," id Mr. Battledore,
shortly, trembling with apprehension.
"What color did you oboee, Joeeph
demanded his persistent spouslittle
suapettng his mental perturbetiuu.
"Color?" murmured Mr. Battledore
"Ye. Ileft that etirely to you."
"I k t was a sort of bluish
green," said Mr. Bttledore with de.
To his unrterable relief his wife ap.
peared etirdd with this amwer, or,
more probebly, she beesme drowsy her
self at thii Juncure. At ell event, she
ased no mo, and Mr. Battledore was
left to reaeet upo. th conversation.
By thitim he had realised that he bad
made a fatal mistake in preteding to
have received te letter, and a greater
mistake Mtill i feigning to have exeut
ed sme mysterious commissio. He
tosed about restlessly as he perceived
how foolishly he had walked into
dgro trap. Should his wife naw
dicover that be knew nothingd the
letter, and hbd saswered her at random,
her suspicious of scmsthlng wrong
would me md telyoeed; and Mr.
Dattledor wa haunted by a dismal
orebodng that the amallest elms would
lead to the discovery of his recent es
capade. e dared not atielpat theo
scene that would easue when his wilk
edess and deceit stood revealed, for
the truth was that he was raldof his
wife, and though pompous and self-im. I
portant in the world he was pretty .
erely hepeked at boe.
However, t occurred to him that the I
ese was not absolutely hopeless, for
Sam might ilnd out through Mrs. New- I
ell what the letter was about, and by
putting him on ha guard enable him to I
void sinking deeper into the mire. Ac
eordingly, next morning. having previ
only arranged with his friend to have I
an early dip in the sea, h, started off
bfore his wife was awake, and eonfid,d I
his tronlle to his faithful companion. .
Sam seoffed at his fuirs, and undertook
k And out the necessary information a
rom his wife without delay. Fortu
nately Mrs. Battlelore mun;l, no ailu
ioan to the sunajet during I,reakfast,
and alter that meal, lwing excus·ed
ehuroh on the ground of overnork at
Ir IS arilg the ea.k, the fhdl
sated haeauslvs a the bokb and
and ul prMe I.eso tudi
I watnr nwhib nuppkd mukl a"r
But M Mr. B dmIere' ditmay i
tresepired at s.. hal fa"il ha bu
I mh .Uh r wH allto boaew
Sothig ahaut thbe ub t ad d i
Iher teram quflma is qit sharplyb
She puet s a a serar," M Sam.
a. hi me wiw ma edrImed air.
"b. w ha yeo hbad e dme aeeat
I. Mnd I was putng quisMeas to
"Wbh elt tayu rry iqueld Mr.
"I mM I y amehd fadti. Thus
wam a WiMt. weak, warn't But Iduas
thMk she wiamd I sus disasoeertd"
aidl am. " li eme muse- euearo
t haeb whs you b let drop about
"Yen yeas! murm ed Mr. atte
.I ma Iblaghtnud but beaoved
o admeetioned s om a abut
a 7's, tuerd waeh te l er
snm ether a dor Maria
da't aew whao to masse mpy -
"Theash wilpl ao sd to my
w who will a lt n sqaha mueal.
Mr. a . l odrlora.
"I ahoulds't wader. .I say Joe,
wh t am yueven mneds of yourelfr
maM Me, reweallag a little Massiaes
ea hia own, eomma. "Who knows
what your stepedy mey lead to? It
mny tfre sout to ble the Ue ered os
igger tha a uma s head. Therets so
traIg yu. TYou wouldlostotvery.
thing youe lad a ebase..
mn Newell hadm i mt , ro m ao
to h aMr do Ms wifel the his biead
ha o . bhut he nwas imated by a
hdMer dipoasiNtlo. Noerthelass, hea
shrak feem the ordeal of bains to
oefet tthe PariL trip la the fame of
didle t prho m is a mimor de. 1
greo be ba to share his friued' do.
prelas . r.~ Battldoro' aservosses I
Save him just oease to ear t he I
wouald bray them both on tihe amleat
rvoehat, ad he rather jumped as
Sss ttious anthey should retrn 1
to tw that evlag, Isted of wat-'
htill thei morrow.
'I think we had better, and then yo I
ill be out of harma way all the aom
Ths willu a sad to tihe diaul.
ty, for I h ar. daoubt d the lhter
0omewhrer akat the oac to-morroW
l ema aet evrythi right," samid Mr.
Aeoordlaqly the two dlaamblara
shirked thei famili mk ns as poa-l.
hI all day, mld thee rateld ooeider- 1
able sL ood ataeraatlou by ua
dapartudlre a ea therlaytendd a
usineas w as ual th eome put b
forward, and after a ameomfortable f. t
ternao they started bsk totwa, eoe- p
led by the rleton that the danger a
was b iy over.
On t foliowg seeing, however. I
Mr. Battledore greeted his friend with a
avery refal outnteaoe.
"Th letter not to be found any. Ii
whre. ThoaMidots at the oero must o
eave mislad it."
"Or else it miscarried," suggested I
Sam. with a exasperating gn.
"Bnt I said I received it! ow, whet
am I todo? What i it I'm suppnsed to'
have ordered? It maght be anything,
from wall paper or curtains to a pair of
gloves or a drasrwing room sofal" x
claimed Mr. Battedor, quite tragi
" is ertanly awkward; but if I
Syou I sboul preted to forgeC all
about the thing when next we go down.
Ten to one your wife will then mention
what it is," amid Sma, in has conident
aoor Mr. Battledore plucked up
heart a little at this suggestion, but he
contined to gow more and more un
easy, especially after reeivring a pot
card from hiSwife a day or two later,
enjoining him to remember her com
mission, and to bring it down with him
on Saturday, without tail-the last two
words being liberally underscored.
"How ean I pretnd I'e forgotten it
after that?" Mr. Battledore, pee
Wiably, as he threw the post card on the I
"You will have to. It's your elI
hane,." said ISa, looking quite asri
"Why eouldat she harve nentioned
the artile, instead of sayg 't''. I
claimed Mr. Battledore, tearing the j
card vicously into small pieces.
"I'lltll you what. eld fellow. II
shall take Mrs. N beasleor some. I
thingl wkhen we go down Saturday," I
said Sam thoghfl "If there I
should be a twe do any harm. I
and it may eable me to assist you to
acertain what youw isto know." I
Mr. Battledore's apprehension
reached to a dangerou pitch when his I
friend sanounced hisintention of adopt I
g nseek a preenution. Iht a little
aredotion Induced kim to fl.
low r'ma' shrewd example, and the re- a
suit was that both gentlemen the e
following Saturday carried with them c
propitiatory offerings to ,e serifeed on I
the alter of congesl affection. a
On reaching Easthourne they were
met by their wives in the carriage, and i
Mr. Battlelore. at anl event., felt by no s
means gratteful for this little attention. I
However, he and Kan took their seats a
oPqlwpite the ladies, trying their best to t
ook as if they hail nothing on their I
minds, and alove all no guilty secret. c
IBnt before Mr. Itattlelore hinl time to I
recover hisself-Iosmoesion, his wfe. aid :
"Joseph. you remember my .*Ieaking
to you about a letter I wrote to you last e
*e.--"., id Mr. Dlekor.e, wi
atl adg kem sam.
"V 11, I ea.r m i, aer amll! G.
I is morani I dslbeeed am1smr
a. hsenses a ay >Mone Mook. I pa
hie la I . M ry ml, 6ed wa ll
io hr hbad St b er ye a ew
Sas y behalf, ad hal are
IMaW egr-d spen I To-orrow.
pm haw. ==-I Irtda."
mi ed by ths O athe .en.
W-I, be tIbh Me wa a a worse
--s en ever. l he weoMld maw be
md upet. esplaimi what he meant
by wi be had rrel d tie here. A
misal a eaing ee ever b Whim
"n y the wa. J, . 7@@..n -
"And yea, am, amid Mr. alede se
"The hat is," asid aU
Y att tl re at , la ii,. eru
was at a ias to Sad werd.. "as Joe
aid tor atewarwds, we have bhe. at
rmempp.. We .eak had a sMaret
ead w hw mhs you had dims a,
u..m Joe e ot that o was w !
aler heaha o h m.s. Whe I tried
lad ot how tim lad lay hrom my wie,
she maery made me betra m .
thing by makig r useoas.f r.
"N» lded!" cried both the ladies.
neaddemM y myid sedb iMos e
alaedo, and o tapo d se&
"Well. her,Maria," he acid. predae.
mg- e braemele like a eajaurer. "Em
mle.. you e. Don 'a ro mm emhbe
my sying it was a mort of blaibh.reem
or somethln. Well, Joe's oring, I
believe, has WM stomes-trqolmes."
. Bnaiedore took She hint, td
headed to hi wife the breasele e had
bought or ae of the rsl. inrlo rdl
marvelling at his old frisad's weml-fal
tr_ to Pmip se,.maud beginke al igto
w od.--Ia [ ate Trte.pos di
cavmrt. followed up by the be-mash
bad amihifmloeily explalaed what wra
mysteries in their resaJt bbehlvor,
and She Uecaet of the uahallowed sap.
1ith. is Paris meema uullky ler is be
m wear sowz eM r min -
mes0 he &les *Wisem"."
TPrem Jams. Puarts.*. a 'easos < lsaa.ery.
The starting of this great newpapes
alaetry-lse years ago was a mere w a
eidest in the developm.ent of amothe,
besines. Almost every one who be.
stood ins a printing oalus watching ca
postor set pe must have sometime
iLked him lf, Why not heave whole
words east together instead of obligin
the priterto lk up ech letter sep
artely? Sch word.s e e"d," "the,'
'but, "if," "is," and evens lrger words
like "slthngh"and "notwithstanding,'
ocur very often n all ompositions
How easy it would be, ineperienowe
perUosthink, to take ups lng word
eah s "extraordinary," ad pieae it it
potio in one stroke In the veo
1785 thre was a printer named John
Walter, well established in besi.
neas, who was fully resolved en
giving the system a trial. At
epense ad trouble he had all
ce ommonest words and phrases ast
together. He would give his type
founder an order like this: "Sead me
a hundred weight, made an in separate
pounds af heat, cold, wet, dry, murder
fre, hreadful robbery, atroieous out
rage, fatal lamity and alarming ae
plosion." This system he called logo
aphic priting. In ordertogivepub
ity the new eystem on which he
la peat. as well a to aeord it
fuller trial, he started a newspaper
which be called the Dally Universal
Register. The newspeper bd moe lit
tie sceees from the heinning, but the
logographie system would not work.
Not only di the compositors place ob.
tecles in its way, but the system isel
reseted diacultie wheih uit
Johnl Walt mor ay subsleqent lxpedi
ameter he been b to strmount.
"The whole Iseleg .*.ald Walter
in ee eof his numeroes ddresses the
public, "lay beoren me in a onfused ar
rangement Its multitudinous mass I
reduaed to about eine tboumand by sp
reatie the pea and rmoving obso.
lets words, teenical terms ad em
ime termiutles." After years
bor this most resolute and tes o
m was blged to gi it up: it was
o w .as 'o .zt o, too oo
Pe. It rquired a vast amoustl
sp.es, aend, in short, was a system
which could not and eannot be worked
to prods But theegh the iogoe pul
printi was a fallure, te i UCl
l proved more ad more
eetf It was dingy little sheet,
about twice as large as a seet of foolse
cap, without a word of editorial and
containing a small numier of wellas
lected parargraphs and news. It had
also, ooaesioally, a short notice of the
lays of the night before and a fee
tems of what we now call society gos
sip. The mlvertisements after the pa.
per lnd been is existence three year (
av.ragedl shoa t fifty a day, mnt o0
them very short. its price was three
pence, Englishl, equal to about twelve I
rentse of our present enrrency. The
iel*'r upon which it was printed i
was coerne and cheap. In the third
year of it. Cxistence, on the first of Jan. i
nary 1788, the name was changed to
The esploive of the fturae is . .
- s dly ntihg glatin., th lat
r-vetic of Mr. Wbel. Aueadr
he cetimeut the maamutre of kb
seo aglt bhm m.wd bprtsla dl.
aumsima, though he , ewltg to t,
tiriageney of the eil muia tet impj..
" the t(overa mint, ls puuties is as Y
--arcely .otabli.a d. Many 'ofi.,
later operatdies of the S. Gothad tea.
ed wasm arried eat with ipa bksl.
gdatime, ad in Austria rlsed mt
'lan le e ancotries s min-s.
es i r tBr i w e Lorie whs.
dlrds was rmwrly made ro__
f I e+ ra to bJ meaMstet . It is
imply m da e, a be saif, ma ui.
mýi per eamt. etdbropvoesr a , wil
o d p er at. ofd e4loi wodl,
e s is ibin the pies,
ofthelinrt kimulgut ha a hiastiag
agt t is mote homogeseas them 4.
semie, ad a amseomt of lb etaei
is le smeemlbe to outward imprsulome,
while i humdlimg or euttlag the ,ar
tridgsthere i eo lems materil, a
uwstimaus wu b n w mite. i_
fur,'ther adrastagu. a the gae
aflar eplositos a d thin...,
Iad lewne dut. at as
m time a s or+soe
rakla the power of dymemite .a
' ltro ilearise at 1,141t . blnt
geladmeb rwplremted , th Igur
l_..in additc to whi o
it is. mpa Wu mlk. dynmie, of re.
tainng it itro gly trinme whea Ibroglt
nto onmtact with water. ir Fredeic
Abel has kept it for a year uuder water
without its moderlgoi theo lightest
chemical change. It i a stusation to
rejet that. s0 compliated and delicate
is the process required for the produe.
tion of this new explnswe, it is never
likely to be male by uaskilled parsons
or omeoeted lain a buk shop in Bir
Of the ex-Emprres Eugnie,. London
Truth me-y-IHr old vivity ha died
out. If it had not, she would try to
subjugate it. for she moeribe to her ira
petLnom dispolmelti the clminating
error f the empelror's reign. ad am
other event for which she will mourn a-
bug as life mad eomseloune remain to
her. She has th gero to admit
the errors of jdmea into which she
was hurried, id which were ttended
with dimastroms corselquencs both
or her family and for the aa
o over which, by an aton
shi freek of fortune. she becam
the sovereign. The empress still thinks
aloud and talks often and rapiily of
what is o her mind. Nke ill bears any
mental tension, unless in religionus e
rcies, and has not the resoure of
muic-. embrokler!. knitting, or sewing,
which enabled tMar Amelal to beguile
the tedium of a residso.e at Claremeat.
Her infirmity prevents her walking am
much as she wihdes. She lives al.
kgter at Farborough in the s
and among objects rmiding herE
parted glories of the emperor and of her
ill-stuarrd son. of whom she can now
speak without falling into paroxysmas o
grief. The inner woman is chasteed
by asllietin, and the outer womuan faded
but slhe is more interesting, perhaps,
than when she had the prestige of beau
,, a throne, and ieiternallvr the mott
brilliant court in Europe.
WesthemaIm aIn cege.
Fron the C('iago New.
How can a man who earns $1 a day
Oay tEl a month rent, clothe, feed and
care for a sick wife and sit little chil
We hate to see a horse pull till he
falls ander the whip. What about a
man togging at such a loed, year in and
year out, with no one to lend a hand?
But the women -the cure always
faIls most hsavily pen them.
On the Mouth Side the other day a
woman was found on the oor beside
her mewing maehbae in a fainting At.
SIhe had been trying to Misih a job of
twestya-is cloaks, for the making of
which she was to receive $S--$l a
cloak. A po eighbor helped to
briag her to mad get her upom the bed
amd themslnished the esloke for her.
Did the ik woan get Lheral, to
pay. her and bhey food, for leek of which
strengthad gives way? Not one
sent of t. Tie irm refued to pay her
anything hbemame the SImibhig was not
dose by herself. The Lrd heave mer
cy upon thenm
aeld the visitor: "I never msw a .u
man being so fall of bitteraes a wa
that poor mlwing woman." At last mbe
se a great lch of soil to get out et
e trough of the se and ave her littl
craft fro gong straight to the bottom.
"Well, she gaped. "Ood live, mad
He is juse-and H eare--even for me."
What th e s was m
Mrs. Fogg: As lome by theeatan,
jast now, I iw a beby in its earriag.
It wa smaning to see the little thing
watch the locomotive as it rueshed past,
and until it was out of sight. I wonder
what the little darling was thinking
Fogg: That depends. If it was a
Airl, she was thinking. "splendid,"
"just too lovely for anything," or some
thing of that mrt. If it was a boy. he
uight have lwen mentally construct
ing a smoke-c.onanmr or Datent coup
her. hut rolbably was cdnsid.ring
whther it was iet to invest in the
rmesl ,mnummnon or preferred atock. its
first, wmcondl or third mortgage bond.t,
its elulpmelnt mvenl., lam.l-grant eights.
or car-rrust thirteens. -Boston Tran