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Eomanoe of the Stage, but
Probably Erne.
SO you wonder why a
fellow witn my iai
cnt should have left
the stae, do you?
TvlL Ferd, I'm much
obliged to you for
your little compli
ment, so I'll tell you
my true reason,
which is known to
but f ewpeople, either
in the profession or
out of it.
"The last three
years of my public
life were quite successful. I was lucky in
having a tip-top fellow for manager Gus
Bailer, an honest, square man, who could
iccp his own secrets and other people's too.
"Like most actors, 1 was not quite satis
fied, to play the parts for which I was best
adapted; mv "old men" pleased the public
:Tar better than they did me. J preferred
-the Borneo business, and once in a while
JJ alley consented to bill me for such parts.
"By one of these coincidence which really
do occur now and then, Murray, our lead
ing young man, broke his hip just at the
-timcMlle. d'Estcrre joined us, audi, having
"been longer in the company than an- other
-man, was cast in his place. This made an
enemy for me of Lawrence, who firmly ex
.pectei the promotion, but I cared little for
"Had "the whole company been down on
rznc I would not have known it, for it waB
patent to me as well as others that our new
star was quite well satisfied with the
change in her stage lover. Lawrence was
capital actor, but his private life was not
of the best, and that was one reason
-wiry he did not get the vacant berth; occa
sionally ho would become too hilarioui to
fee depended upon and his under-study did
noteujoya sinecure.
" '"How much you must enjoy the 'Pastimo
of an Hour,' Mr. Osmynl" aid Mile.
ci'Eslcrre to me.
u. yTjV soji J saidt in surprise.
' " 1 always see you in the wings.when you
arcnot on the stage, through the whole of
ghis act,' she answered.
ul was flattered ; this young and pretty
fgirl with, the fanciful French name was an
'iioucst, simple-hearted American girl with
.rxut either fiightiness or prudery, and I was
Sia& that she took note of where I was. I
treplied carelessly:
""One must stand somewhere, and my
waits arc eery short.'
"'Dsytn. know,' she added, sinking her
sroice almost to a whisper, 'it is a real com-
p -j
'fort to mo to know that you are so near. I
darcsay jou will think mo very silly, but I
mev-ec-feel quite easy until Mr. Lawrence
ihaj stamped on that burning paper; my
ircs is very Huffy and"
'"Have no more uneasiness,' I said, truth
.xully. 'I. too, disliko that business and I
wif irii: your dress as carefully as if I were
X dared not say more nor speak in too ten
t dcr a tone, for Lawrence had drawn near
:aadKis scowling fiercely at us. I fancied
Ulint'howuB'notquito himself.
"Tho second scene in our play was a
taaclaicyed one. Lawrenco, the unsuccess
ful suitor, flourished before his lady's gaze
tho will her father had made subsequent to
liaexusly one found at his death; the one ho
a.w!.3ust found rescinding tho old man's be
quesst of great wealth to his daughter, prc--vided
she marry Sir Harry Vaughn (Law
icnce). "When sho firuily and for the third timo
xcluscs to marry him or any one but Jack
Xeslio (myscll) ho tears tho paper in his
rage, thrusts tho two strips into a lighted
candle, and, wavingthem before her, cries:
'So vanishes all proof that your father
tvcakly changed his mind ! No ono but you
4utdmo knows that this will was ever made,
.and as theso flames flicker and spread you
-ccyour ease, and luxury, and comfort uis--appcar
disappear forever, unless you
-"Then he throws tho burning ends of
tho paper on tho floor, and stamps on them,
"'Now, lot us seo what is beforoyou!
-Comfort with me or. starvation with your
jpksbeian suitor.'
"As tho days had grown into months I
Jiad seen very plainly that Lawrence and I
pokc our respective lines from our hearts.
Did Mile. d'Esterre! How I longed to know!
Xawrcncc was a fascinating fellow, I was
-8ot; ho had a fairly good social position,
-sad I was supposed to havo none; he had
a good income besides his salary, I had
xio thing.
"No ono in our company knew ray his
tory, but I will tell you tho gist of it now.
-Though I was billed as Max Osmyn my law
ul appellation was Henry Osmyn Maxwell;
my grandfather, who was very wealthy,
ifeadjumounced his intention of making me
Ibcirio most of his property, but after years
o kindness and indulgence he cut mo off
without, a shilling because 1 refused flatly
to marry the granddaughter of ono of his
.cronies, an old rcprobato whom I detested.
"Of course, Lawrence did not know it,
and the numberless ways in which tho cad
'tried to teach mo my place, socially, were
-very amusing. I scorned the fellow too
aaucu to feel angered at him.
"This night when Mile. d'Estcrre had con
"ildcd her anxiety to mo I was even more
watchful than before. I imagined that
Xxwrence was unusually excited (I learned
Xxwreace was unusually excited U learned
afterward that sho really had rejected bun
an earnest that artcrnoon) and threw much
. . . , . ,. '
aphasis into his lines.
"L brandished the burning paper, in a
tcr; tho dying flamo gavo ono last flicker,
"icrst forward, and seized a diaphanous frill
r flounce or somethingon her skirt, started
into new life, and was fain to clasp my dar
ling in its fiery embrace.
"Bat love is more ardent than fire. In an
iastant I darted forward and crushed out
the flame with my hands.
"Lawjence, who had not seen the fire,
-flhsttgkl 1 was improvislag something U
rSAV i "V.'V,
.1 ixvfi ..-m ?w
spoil his situation, I presume. Tor o
grasped me by the shoulder and swung me
forcibly into the flies. How the aadience
hissed him ! Most of them had understood
the unexpected scene and many were
leader whispered to Mile. d'Esterre that it
hrftathless with terror. The orcnesira
was 'all right,' and she went on with her
4 ' 'Comfort, with a craven like you ! Soon
n.irnnlilT rHe! Rnnnsr. a thousand times
sooner, would I starve with my dear Jack
and hero he is, to learn bow I love him and
detest you,' were her lines.
"And how the audience applauded nowi
Thcv did not seem to notice the rather dis
heveled condition of dear Jack's' wig and
collar and necktie, a result of his sudden
and unintentional exit at Lawrence's hands,
and they certainly did not know that the
hands of 'dear Jack,' so tenderly clasped by
the heroine, were smarting and blistered!
"Of course the knew the condition of my
paws, ana it was when she insistea on
dressing and bandag.ng them for me that 1 J
found courage enough to tell her how 1
loved her.
" 'You say you love me and want to mar-
rv me.' she said, bv and bv. in a tone of !
surprise, 'yet you know nothing of me, not j
even my name, for I am not French.' j
" 'I know that you are a sweet, noble
3,.bRTlf.Ttitma3r,, Imaf
reply. 'But before 1 insist on an answer to
my question I must tell you my story.'
"Thich I did, accidentally omitting all
"How very strange! My father, at the
instance of my ambitious step-mother,
turned against mo because I would not agree
to marry some one he had selected for mo.
rerhap3lwas romantic, for I refused to
even see tho 3oung man. I said I would ba
loved for myself alone and would give my
hand only where my heart went'
" 'Had you seen tho fellow may bo you
would have liked him, and then I should
never have met you,' I said, jealously.
" 'I cou'd not have fancied him ! In all tho
country there is not an idler, gayer, more
useless man than that young Henry Max
well ! A devotee of tennis '
"'JT7J0' I cried, excitedly.
" 'Henry MaxwelL Did you ever hear of i
him in New York!'
"'Well, rathei,' I answered, smiling. I
" 'I'll warrant you never heard any good
of him!' I
"'I have the impression that ho nce i
risked burntiingers to extinguish the names
on a young lady's dress that of a Miss
Anna Gordon, I believe; did you ever hear
of herl' i
"'Who are you V she asked, abruptly, in
open-eyed amazement.
" 'Henry Osmyn Maxwell, billed as Max i
Osmyn, very much at your service. A fool-
ish fellow, who angered his grandfather,
Colonel Maxwell, because he refused to
marry one Anna Gordon, sometimes now
known as Mde. d'Esterre.'
'"How perfectly absurd!' was all sha
"It may havo been perfectly absurd, hut
it was all quite true.
"Wo closed our engagement with Gus
Bailey that spring, and he, who had known
my wife's story, was tho only person taken
into our confidence ana tho only witness at
our quiet wedding.
"Of course, our respective families re
ceived us with open arms ; to be sure, they
laughed at us, but at the same time they
showered gifts upon us and my delighted
grandfather presented me with a charming
villa up the Hudson.
"Here's our address come and see us on
your way home and tell us whether you, too,
think our conduct was 'perfectly absurd,'
asour relatives expressit" Chicago Times.
How Ague Wan Treated and Cured In the
Days of Yore.
'Ague was much more prevalent in the
old days, when so many thousand acres of
what is now good arablo land were lying in
wasto marshes, reeking with malarial
vapor. But the sufferer was not without
choice of other remedies which, if their
eincacy was at all m proportion to their
simplicity, left little to bo desired. If ho
were unable to obtain the chips of a gib
bet, or objected to them on superstitious
grounds, many other courses were open to
him. Thus, ho is directed to have a cake
baked of salted bran; while the fit is on he
i9 to break up the cake and give the pieces
and stick to poor Tray. Another authority
recommends him to seal up a spider in a .
goose-quill and hang tho quill round his '
neck, allowing it to reach as low as tho pit I
of the stomach. Aspen leaves wero good I
a?minstnjr.ifi- And this reminds ma nfrmo !
0 -..
cunqus principlo which appears to havo i
influenced tho leech strongly in his choico
of remedies tho so called "Doctrine ot
Signatures." To the old physician all
plants seemed to possess such curativo
powers as would render him valuable as
sistance u nooniy Knew mu ailments in
which a particular plant, or part of a plant,
migui; do prcscnoea wnn propriety. .His
peculiar method of reading between the
lines m tho book of naturo soon enabled
him to surmount this difacultyto his own
satisfaction, if not to tho advantage of tho
patient. Tho shapo of a leaf or flower, its
color and a hundred other trifles were
gladly accepted as indications of tho medic
inal virtues upon which ho could most
confidently rely. Thus, nettlo tea was sure
to prove helpful in a case of nettle rash;
tho heart-shaped leaves of the ordinary
wood sorrcll wero remedial in cardiac dis
ease; and turmeric, on account of its deep
yellow color, was of great reputation in tho
treatment of jaundice. Is it any wonder,
then, that tho quivering leaves of the aspen
wero esteemed as a cure for ague. All the
Year Round.
A Uacless Journey.
Mi little four-year-old brother was led
into tho room to t eo a new sister. He stood
for a moment in deep thought, and then
"Mamma, did baby turn from Heaven?"
"Did I turn from Heaven!"
"Yes, dear."
"Did 'oo turn from Heaven?"
"Why, yes."
"Is we ail doing bock to Heaven!"
"I hope so."
"Denl'ddessas leavohave staved dare
and saved tar fare." N. Y. "World.
in.cn They Bcsan.
"Out "West" sars a theatrical raanatrer.
j .,thoy aon,t ahvays do ia Kew -,,.
., . J .- ,, , ,!fl,,.( c
' ,;; ' iZ'SSZiTL VJ r.i w. tIi-
, leni, Ore, two wecksago, aauwhenlaskca
I , ',, ' -,. i "lLfc,. v.w,.
' whattimo theyusuallyrangupthecurtaln
mouth: 'WelL wo don't have no reg'lar
a unui our
audience got there and 'stomped,' which
was about mno o'clock. St. LouisBepubuc.
An iBDoratioa.
Baglcy So Bailey has turned over a now
leaf in regard to drink, ch! He never drank
very hard.
Peterby No; but he does sow. That's
where the new leaf comes in. Judge.
Tax Irish, questioa "PbaVil jm tate!"
Mistaken Ideas Wtalck People Hare Be
ardlngr the Wives of Wealthy Men
XSosInesm Affairs in the Household.
Poverty is a relative term. Its mean-
t big changes with the changing of one's
point of view. Those only are poor
who feel poor, but whether one feels
poor or not depends much upon one's
j You can never be sure that a woman
I Is rich, says a writer in Business Worn-
n8 Reconj. because she i3 the wife of a
wealthy man; not even though tho mar
riage ceremony has made the husband
say: '"With all my wordly goods I
thee endow." This ceremonious speech
is hardly meant to be taken literally,
but how worse than empty rhetoric it
is when the wife of the rich man who
utters it has never a cent she can call
her own! i
It is seldom, probably, that a rich
man's wife has not some small sum in
er own little purse; but it is also sel-
dom, if we may judgo from appear-
ances. that she has an income properly
Proportioned to her husband's. You
x -i c i .
I -iii nun juuyu ui tins uy utzc ureas ur
the equipments of her house. The hus-
j hand may gratify his own prido and his
own taste by a lavish expenditure in
ornamentation of his house and family.
He may allow his wife to purchase
freelj from the stores of the city, hav
ing tho bills sent to him for cheerful
payment, yet possibly the wifo some
' times finds herself literally penniless.
; 1 don't think the case is often so bad,
1 hut it is very evident that some wives
of rich men are frequently put to shame
for lack of ability to give in charity or
in friendship a tithe of what their hus
bands spend upon their own personal
whims and pleasures. School teachers
and seamstresses may be able to sur
pass them in generosity and in freedom
to indulge their personal tastes.
"Why should my wife want money?"
the husband may ask, "if she has all of
her wants supplied? What difference
does it make whether tho money that
supplies them goes through her own
No one can tell the wants of another.
It makes one difference botween child
hood and years of discretion. You can
not tell a person's taste unless that per
son has money and time to gratify her
' taste. A little of each will suffice to
indicate the natural taste, but there are
women who wear rich silks and jewels
in positive discomfort, becauso the col
ors, styles and combinations are not
to their taste. The one who buys them
for her does not realize that ho is seek
ing his own gratification more than his
j wife's.
J Once it was believed that a married
pair could not live happily together if
the wife had a separate purse. That
I was in tho day when the laws gave the
husband absolute ownership of his wife.
Her clothes, her wages, her inherit
ance, her body, and even her soul to
tho extent of controlling its outward
forms of religion were all legally in
the husband's possession. Little by
little these shameful laws have been
modified, and public opinion now de
spises the man who docs not deal fairly
with his wife.
Yes, times have changed, and many
a happy wifo now holds property in her
own name and uses the income from
I her investments just as she pleases.
Sho may even carry on business for
herself, or havo a business partnership
with her husband. Whether this is
well or not depends upon circum
stances, chief among which are the
claim3 of cb;ildren; and the good sense
tno parties must determine each
Marriage is far higher than a mere
civil contract, and pecuniary consider-
l '
ntions are tno least that should in
fluence one. But external conditions
have such power to perplex and dis
turb that they can not safely be ig
nored in making a promise for better
or worse. It will never do to blame
'no husbands for all the niggardliness
t mat appears among women. A selfish
wife is sometimes a serious check upon
i, : a r . ,
tueKcncrosity and public &Pmt of her
UUSUil"u' "--gi""gug every coniriou-
tion to tho public welfare. One can
not help wondering where is the hitch
when wealthy men's wives who approve
a good cause, or who desire the reading
of a particular paper or magazine,
have nothingto give in aid of that
cause, or go without tho desired liter
ature. An "allowance" does not al
ways settlo the difficulty, especially it
the allowance includes the household
expenses. Its smallness sometimes
causes a meanness toward the kitchen
maid and biich higgling with hucksters
as creates a wide-spread contempt for
tho mistress of the mansion. Or, if tho
mistress is kind and generous, she may
fail entirely of saving anything from
the bills she pays for her own "per
sonal expenses."
Why can not a wife ask her husband
for what tho wants on each occasion?"
Put your&elf in her place and realize
tho beggary this implies, unless sho
j goes to him simply as a matter of con-
j venience and with a perfect assurance
of her recoSnized right to receive; the
i husband act ng as the familv cashier
ho can more conveniently receive and
.. , ,v , "Ui,Toanu
i summon luno.
j A sewmtn r ;
' -praio purse is not a necessity.
Cmmn W a11 rbt Jt nSy
- M common: if each feels an equal right
scrvation of the incn Tf .IIZS
is really prosperous financially it nmrht
t ., .?f , . ., --
r T ,7 , privilege as well as the
i """"- auuscrioe large sums to
guim worss.
Woman's characteristic work in the
orid is yet undervalued. It never can
havo a money value. Woman can
never bo paid as wife and mother. But
j as manhood matures anl rises to higher
development, it inevitably accoi a
gnaUr frwdom to womanhood,
free Suffrage for Free Women la a Free
Coon try.
It does seem, says a writer in the
Christian Advocate, that it is not in the
spirit of our free government a ques
tion at all of enfranchising tho women,
but ono of disfranchising them? The
answer is easy enough why we disfran
chise idiots and criminals and barbari
ans.but when one undertakes to answer
why we would disfranchise the women
he is sure to stammer and irrelevantly
twaddle about ''women's sphere."
Women all over our country have
taken their chance for existence with
the men. They are driven into all oc
cupations from sheer necessity, and we
willinirlv let them eo on unmolested
with their toil; but the moment they
reach for the ballot in social self de- f
fense wo become suddenly nervous and
solicitious of their delicacy and femin
inity. Is it not a little ludicrous,
thiough? Who constituted us lords of
creation, such lordly lords, anyhow?
A trito but pertinent question.
Tho result or effect of women's votes
has no more to do with tho question i was known all over the world for his
than the result of men's votes. And to astronomical discoveries, his chief de
say that women ought not to help to j light was in metaphysical study and
make laws because men 'only can en- j argumentation. Perhaps wo may
foico them, as amis urged by a promi- ' ascribe to this taste, prevailing in tho
nont anti-suffrage woman in answer to little household at Slough, the ten
Miss Frances E. Willard. is no reason . dency of his scientific son. John, to di-
why they should not exercise such
rights as citizens any moro than it
would be for men to make law s that
other men would not enforce. The ar
gument is foreign to tho issue but it
is in keeping with all of them.
It might in this connection be well
to ask. Why in this free country should
wo ever bo afraid of freedom; unless it
is that a little freedom like a little
learning is a dangerous thing? Then
let us go in for free suffrage for free
m m
A Great Event.
Wyoming Territory, after twenty
years' experience of woman suffrage,
has adopted a State constitution which
guarantees personal, legal and political
equality to women. This is the great
est event that has occurred in American
history since tho Declaration of Inde
pendence and the adoption of the Fed
oral Constitution. Only tho Emanci
pation Proclamation and tho Fifteenth
Amendment approach it in importance.
But while those great acts emancipated
and enfranchised a race, the act
of Wyoming emancipates and enfran
chises the better half of mankind. It
establishes, for tho first time in history,
a true Republic based upon the divine
declaration of right: "God made man
in his own image; male and female cre
ated Ho them and gave them dominion."
Twenty years hence, tho world-wide
significance of this event will be moro
fully recognized. Woman's Journal.
Susan B. AsrnoxY declares that 13,
000 names have been added to tho
cause of woman suffrage in Nebraska.
Anotiiek woman has becomo a Con
gregational pastor. Mrs. Abby P. Hinck
ley, of Racine, Wis., accepts a call to
Forest City. Ia.
There were thirty-four girl students tangled ways where metaphysical and ! the relief of Thornburgh's brave fel
in tho laboratory classes at the Insti- j mathematical sciences seem to mingle, I lows in the TJte campaign of 1S79.
tute of Technology last year, and this
looks as if tho "higher education of
woman" was in a flourishing condition,
in one direction at least
A Woman's League has been formed
in New Orleans. One of its objects is
to look in a large and practical way
after the interests of women as to how
they are treated in asylums, prisons,
stores, station houses, etc.
Mrs. Mary J. Coggeshall, a de
voted woman-suffragist, has invented
what is called a "mite-pocket," which
she proposes shall receive a penny a
day for six mouths to help the woman
suffrage cause in Iowa. Tho pockets
are being sent for from all over tho
The Wyoming Constitutional Conven
tion has declared itself in favor of
woman suffrage by a three-fourths vote,
and has incorporated a woman suffrage
clause in the constitution. Women
havo been voting in Wyoming for the
last twenty years, and tho men seem to
like it
TnE Illinois Woman's Alliance of
Chicago, to proraoto tho enactment and
enforcement of laws relating to women
and children, and to further the general
interests of women, has been incorpor
ated by Caroline A Huling. Jennie B.
Howison, Ada M. Frederiksen, Louise
Pearson and others.
In this country men and women come
into life with equal, inalienable rights
to life and liberty and tho pursuit of
happiness. To obtain that liberty and
enjoy the pursuit of happiness, this
equal and inalienable right must be
preserved by tho ballot, any law that
denies or infringes this right is, of ne
cessity, an unrighteous law. Chris
tian Advocate
Marion Harland. in speaking of the
various phases of woman's philanthrop
ic activity, beautifully says: 'Under
whatever name we may be wording,
our end is tho same. It needs only
that good women and true look into
each other's faces and talk together to
mako sure of this. "Tho way is nar
row; can we then, far separate, reach
our heavenly home?' "
Several women are members ot the
Louisville (Ky.) Board of Trade, by
virtue of their being in partnership in
business with men. But at least one
woman has been a member in her own
right She is Mrs. William Sowders,
and formerly conducted a fish and game
business in that city. Tho directors of
the Louisville Commercial club are con
sidering the advisability of admitting
women to that organization, and the
chasces for a favorable report am
aria Mitchell' Restaiceeaees of the Fa
Haoas Astroaoaers.
The little that is known of the an
cestors of the Hersclieli is honorable.
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as the rep
resentatives of three generations were
called, were sound Protestants, in days
uuanu in places wnero frotestant- savage enemies the experience
ism was a reproach. Abraham Her- gained in the moving of mounted
schel, the great-great-graud father of troops has been of such a varied nature
John, was expeled from Mahren. his that probably no other army can boast
place of residence, on account of bis of superiority over our troopers in this
Protestantism. Isaac, his son, was a respect, and the proper conduct of tho
fnrmer near Leipsic. Jacob, son of marches of caTalry commands requires
Isaac, declined agricultural pursuits experience and judgment, intelligence,
and gave expression to the family apt- activity and endurance of a peculiar
itude for music by making it his pro-' nature on the part of both officers and
fession, by bringing up his sons to tho men- Ordinary marches are general
same calling, and by developing mu-, ly made at tho rate of about twenty o
sical ability in all his ten children. I twenty-fivo miles aday. this- being ac-
Among the sons was the astronomer.
Frederick William, who was born at
Hanover in 1738, and came to England
at One-and-tWOUtv as n. nrnfpssirmnl
musician, but caring oven more for
something else than music metaphys
ics. To tho end of his life, when ho
verge into metaphysical criticism when-
I ever his theme, or any interruption of
ii, auuruuu occasion in -me course oi
John Herschel was born in the well
known house at Slough, where stran
gers were by that time coming from
course of
far-distant lands to seo the wonderful
machino by which great news had ai-
ready descended out of the sky.
Most astronomers come to astronmy
through mathematics, or come to
mathematics through astronomy. Tho utes after each; halt, when practica
Herschels were a musical family ;mu- 'ble. which appears to be tho custom.
sic was their vocation r science was " in most of the European services.- In
their recreation. Although of Jacob :a country where the near presence of"
Herschel's children Sir William and ;' an enemy is known or suspeoted?
Caroline are the only ones who are
known to science, it is evident that tho
taste for science belonged to-the whole
family, as Caroline Herschel in her
autobiography speaks of lying awake
and listening to discussions between
the father and tho older brothers in
which the names of Newton, Leibnitz
and Euler frequently occurred.
William Herschel considered him
self very fortunate when he was en
gaged as musician in an English, rejii-
monk Growing in reputation ho- was detachment of comsades. cut off andl
appointed organist in a -church, I surrounded by savage foes, depends
studied Italian. Latin and Greet by ! upon the speedy sirrvwal oT tho reliev
himself, and read mathematical works i ing column, that tho training, tho
on music. Thus music led him to ! pluck, the perseverance and endur-
mathematics, thence to optics
to as-'.
tronomy. to discoveries, to reputa-
tion. He became known to- George
III., was pensioned, gave himself
wholly to astronomy, was knighted,
and soon became a member of all tho
learned societies of Europe.
Sir William and Sir Jfchn were re-
markable for the variety of their re-
quirementa Starting with a. love of
science, they followed where it led.
into the trackless regions of space and
among remote nebula?, into thoso
touching the margin of that dcbatablo
i land where theology and science med?
without recognition, yet keeping, espe
cially in Sir John's case, the equanim
ity of the philosopher and a kindliness
of heart which made him tolerant of
all and rondered him beloved as-well
as honored by thoso who know hirm.
Workers in physical science have
generally been long-lived, perhaps-because
only with length of years- can
any thing be done in science. Per
haps, too, scientific studies are health
promoting, for if it is hour after hour
over books it is also hour after hour
alone with nature.
The Herschels worked a great many
years. Sir William Herschel's papers,
published in various scientific jpur
nals, stretch through a period ot fort
years. Sir John Herschel's reached
through a period of fifty-seven years
about twice the average length of life.
Sir William Herschel died at eighty
three, Sir John at seventy-eight? and,
as if to show that a woman can live
and work even longer than a man,
Caroline, the sister of Sir William,
died at ninety-eight. Century.
m m
Theory and Practice.
It is not difficult to conceive that,
for many reasons, a man writes much j
better than he lives. For. without en- j
tering into refined speculations, it may
bo shown to bo much easier to design J
than to perform. A man proposes his j
schemes of life in a 6tate of abstrac
tion and disengagement, exempt from
the enticements of hope, the solicita
tions of affection, the importunities of
appetite, or the depressions of fear,
and is in the same state with him that
teaches upon the land the art of navi
gation, to whom the sea is always
smooth and the wind always prosper
ous. Nothing is more unjust, how
ever uncommon, than to charge with
hypocrisy him that expresses zeal for
those virtues which ho neglect3 to
practice; since he. may be sincere, con
vinced of the advantages of conquer
ing bis passions, without having yet
obtained the victory; as a man may be
confident of the advantages of a voy
age or a journey, without having
courage or industry to undertake it,
and may honestly recommend to
others thoso attempts which he neg
lects himself. N. Y. Ledger.
"You may say what you like,
mother; George no longer loves me."
"But, my child, how did you gettbat
silly notion into your head?" "Oh.
verr simply, and only too quickly!
When he takes me home nowadays j
a always chooses the shortest road!"
Haw Xoanr4 Troops Are Moc4 m
TlHte afFrnce ami War.
Owing to the peculiar nature of tbe
Berrico demanded ot the cavalry force
of our army service for the greater
part in a new and unspttlM mimtw
and against the most wily and oxpert
' complished in froms five to sis hours.
although there ar-a times when the
day's journey may be shorter or long
er, owing to the distance from ones
another of desirable camping-places,
the importance of good grazing
and sweet water for the
horses being evidjnt. Tho start
from tho previous night's camp is-us-ally
made between six and seven
o' clock, although in t.ome- of th3 hot
ter parts of tho country an earliertime
of day is considered advisable by nianv
j cavalrymen, and the lirst.lmlt i3 made
I after the column has oaon an hour or
i eo on the road. This is generally the-
, longest halt of tho dry. when' saddles
f-are adjtisteand the horses- alio wed-
to rest.and graze for a few moments.
Onco every hour af'.er that a short,
pause of abouft five minutes, the men.
invariably dismountir g, is made. Tho-
, gait is, as far as tho writer's oxperi-
ence goes, habitually a rapid' walk.
' although General Morritt recom-
mends a trot for ten or fifteen min-
narches are conducted with great.
caution, and every precaution taken
by carelul soldiers to guard against
! surprise. Advance guards and flankers-
are thrown out its front and on the
sides of the column-, and every ravine,
coulee or canyon, every rock and busbv
orgroup of trees lacge onough to con
ceal a lurking foe, is carefully exam
iued.. It is while making a forced!
'march, when perhaps the safety of
some little community of settlers ot
anco of tho American cavalry are
shown- to tho greatest advantage,
In- tho rapidity with which such
I marches have been made, the distances
! that have been traversed, tho rough
' nd. inhospitaL countey often swarm
It ing' with 9avage foes over which the
t journeys have been, accomplished, it
has proved itself theequal, if not the
J superior to any troegs of tho kind in
; the civilized world- A column of tho
Fifth. Cavalry, under the command of
General Wesly Heraitt, marching to
made one hundred, and beventy miles
from. 11 a., m. October 2d to 5:30 a. m.
on October 5th, without losing or dis
abling, a horse,, andi was in good light
ing. trim.om its anrLwal at its objective
point Among mannr instances of the
; kind, that have come-under the knowl
edge of the writer;, to.3 following cases
of hard and long marches by individuals-
may bo quoted tot show tho sterling
qualities often, exhibited by our
la 1870 the presont commander of
the: troop of cavalry attached to the
brigade of tho National Guard in Now
York City at that timo a Lieutenant,
in. the First United States Cavalry
rode with dispatches over a rough,
broken, country one hundred and forty
miles in twenty-two hours, including,
halts- for rest and refreshment. He
was accompanied by a sergeant and:
one man of his- own troop. After rest
ing ono day, the journey back to his
post was made in a little over two
days, the marches being from fifty-five
to sixty miles a day. This feat waa
accomplished without any preparation
whatever, tho officer and hismen.being
ordered out without any warning. Ten.
Years afterward Lieutenant Robertson..
0r the same regiment, with Serjeant
Lynch and Price, rodo ono hundred
anQ two miles in pursuit of a deserter,
through snow and ice, between test
o'clock ono night and 8:30 tiue next,
Qn the next day thev started en their
return journey from Fort Walla Walla.
V. 1.. to ort .Lap way. Idaho, which,
was reached in two days. Harper
Pretty Gowns for House Wear.
Now that winter is approachii'
women everywhere are considering;
necessary changes in the wardrolie.
Women in cities usually pay more at
tention to indoor dress than women in
the country, partly because they pu
ticipato less in the household work;
partly because thoy are moro likely to
be seen by callers. There is no rea
bou. however, why women in tho coun
try should treat the family the ftrhola
year round to nothing but their oldest
and dingiest clothes. Women are ro
membered by their children as they
look all the time at home not as thoy
arc on the rare occasions when thoy
dress to go out. Bavo a pretty dress
for in-door wear, at least for tho after
noon aad evening, a dark terra-cot t
wool, or wine color, or a Scotch check.
If you are sleader, with black velvet
ribboa for outlining' the basque aed,
for bows. Then, when you have get
U. wear it Housewife. 4
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