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?,k'" kTs ,a „v "i SjV\ rf* J*' Si- IS IT BETTER? *"Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all." On golden head her white hands crossed, Saiig she swuet as wild bird's call. 'All her soul leaped to her eyes, Wealth of joy crouched in her lips, Cloudless were her happy skies, And her sun knew no eclipse. *'Isit bettor to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all?" On her knees her white hands crossed, Irt her voice a plaintive call. Pleading looked she to the skies, Trembled sad the tender lips, But the tears that filled her eyes Veiled the answer in eclipse. 'Tivere better never to have loved Than only to have loved and lost. -.'Suffering's keenest pathos moved All the words. By passion tossed She beholds no heaven yet, Where her shattered hopes shall rise Vividly through all regret, Fleets of tender meruorie3. —Toledo Blade. MBS. LA-MiTDT'S LIFE. A Detailed History of the Jersey Lilly by Her ex-Friend. Mrs. Liabouchcrc —Separation From Her Husband and Talked About for Her Intimacy "With Lord Cheltwynd—Her Amer ican Admirers. A Washington correspondent of the Chicago Tribune writes as follows con cerning a topic now of widespread pub licity: "I suppose you are aware that there has been a breach between Mrs. Langtry and myself, which makes it un pleasant for me to express any opinion as to her acting or career." Mrs. La bouchere. sitting iu her parlor at the Arlington this evening, thus introduced a conversation which she afterwards re luctantly consented might be printed. '•You may as well printed it all, if you like," she said, "for it is a story the fragments of which have been* already told." Mrs. Labouchere is a lady of marked refinement and culture, and looks to be about forty years of age. Her features are regular and prominent, with black eyes and iron-gray hair. Her manner iB fascinating. Easy in conversation, she impreses one as a fine type of the cultivated English lady. Her husband is at present a member of parliament, and one of the leading men of England. This is a summarry of her talk: Mrs. Langtry, the famous Jersey Lily, is not meeting with as much success iu this country as she or her agent, Mr. Abbey, iad expected. Mrs Langtry is the only daughter in a family of seven children of the dean of Jersey, and was born on the 14th of October, 1853. Her education was such as is given the ordinary English girl, leaving school when she was but nine teen. In 1874she met Mr. Langtry, who was in the luibit of visiting Jersey, and shortly afterwards they were married. Up to this time Mrs. Langtry was com paratively unknown, and it was not un til she married the son of a wealthy ship builder of Belfast that her career as a professional beauty began. Upon the death of Mr. Langtry's iather the husband of the Jersey Lily came into possession of his father's property, but, being devoid of the usiness tact that characterized the father's success, he soon squandered the fortune he inherit ed. During the days of his prosperity however, his wife moved in the highest circles of London society, where for more than three years she was regarded as the reigning belle. Soon the crash came, and the failure of Mr. Langtry was so complete that he was obliged to make a trip to this country, where he remained for two years. At the expiration of this time he returned to London. TJ pon his arrival there he found himself without money or friends, and the social position he and his wife had occupied was gone. By a mutual understanding they separated, he stating that shejmight find support as best she could and he would do the same. It was at this time that she made the ac quaintance of Sir George Chetwynd, itart. who is recognized in London as one of tho leading sporting men of Eng land, always, to be found eitner upon the turf or at the club house. The London papers soon negan to notice the conduct of SirGeorge. and the Jersey Lily, and the two were for a time the subject of gossip in aud about London After a season of INTIMACY WITH BARONET CIIETWYND, the rupture came, and Mrs. Langtry re tired to comparative seclusion. Now it was that Mr. and Mrs. Labouchere ex pended a helping hand to the beauty, took her to their uome, and gave what ever assistance they required. Mrs. Langtry was often low-spirited over her situation. On one of these occasions Mr. Labourche suggested that she go on the stage, remarking at the same time that her beauty would guarantee her success till she could cultivate her talent and travel upon her merit as an artiste. She thought well of the suggestion, and, after another talk upon the subject, it was de cided that, under the supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Laoouchere, a private play would be given to introduce her and discover what aptitude she had for the stage for a callinz. The audience was composed of the "best London society, And none present showed more concern in the debutante than tho Prince and Princess of Wales. The London papers next morning had plentiful praise for the beauty, which was no doubt due largely to the fact that Mr. Labouchere is part owner o' one of the London dailies and has large influence with the others. Mrs. Langtry's success seemed no ionge doubtful. Mr. and Mrs. Bancroft, of the Haymarket theater, were ap proach**^ to make an engagement for her, and icaui'y con entcd to engage her 'for a period of six months. Her success as a curiosit}', at least, was such that she was engaged to make a tour of the prov inces. In this, as in her other pro fes'sional undertakings, she was em inently suecessfutl, ard at every pro vincial theater she was met by crowded »nd enthusiastic houses. While noon •nils tour Mr. Abbey arrived in London and, learning of the intrest taken in ,, Mrs. Langtry by Mr. and Mrs. Labou chere, approached them with the sug gestion of ecuriny her for a tour in this country. He stated that he thought the peop of America would like to see the most beautiful woman of Ens land, and added that it would be the crowning *vent in her professional career. No ,j «ther objection could be raised by Mr. Labouchere, so it was decided to lay the matter before Mh. Langtry. Proud of the success she had achieved, she was easily tempted to enter into a broader field of glory. When the time for her departure to country arrived, she *began to hesitate About leaving her frtfriends and native place to come alone jamong strangers. Mrs. Labouchere vol unteered to accompany her for two or three months, or until she become more accustomed to the United States, when it was thought some congenial lady com ^A ^jNunon could be found to finish her tour ''with her. Arrived at New York, they proceeded to tneir hotel, where Mrs. jLangtry, expected to meet with a hearty welcome from the highest society repre sentatives of the metropo is,but, alas! the •lories of Mrs. Langtry's troubles in '•fiSif® •u London had preceded her, and instead she found only a curious crowd and a score of newspaper reporters. Mrs. Labouchore soon discovered that Mrs. Langtry was rot to be recei eel in society in the United States, but concluded she would carry out her resolve to remain wi'-h her for two or three months nor would she have changed her mind bnt for what afterwards transpired connect ing her name with Mrs. Langtry iu the severest criticism. Mrs. Langtry mkt a me. tiisim.urr, who is described as a rich voune man of twenty-one summers, with" more money than disretion, who lias recently broken off an engagement, with one of the fair belles ol Now York City. Mrs. La boucheie fated that as soon as she found Mrs. Lanutry was continu ally accepting the attentions of Mr. Geb hart, she remonstrated with her, and endeavored to explain to her how dis asterouj to her professional career it would be if her name was connected with gossip about_ Mr. Gebhart or any other person while she was traveling through the United States. Mrs. Lang try replied that "she cared nothing for the American people, and cared nothing about what they thought that thev would come to see her as they would go to see Jumbo or any other curi osity, and their opinion in regard to her private affairs could be of no interest to any one. Nothing more was said upon the subject until Mrs. Lang try mentioned to Mrs. Labouchre that Mr. Gebhart was going to Boston to remain during her engage ment there. Tiiis was more than Mrs. Labouchere could stand. She told Mrs. mgtry that she could take her choice of allowing Mr. Gcbhardt to follow her to Boston and have her (Mrs. Labouch ere) return to England, or discourage Mr. Gebhart's anticipated trip to Bos ton, in which case he would remain and travel with her. Mrs. Langtrv chose the former course, whereupon Mrs. La bouchere consulted with several of her friends in New York, who advised her to carry out her resolve to return to Enuland. and thus put an end to the association of her name with that_ of Mrs. Langtry. in the gossip that would surely follow. The Jersey Lily left for Boston, in which city she stopped at the Brunswick, where she was soon lollowed bv Mr. Gebhart. She is traveling alone with the exception other maid, who looks alter her theatri cal wrrdrobe. Mr. Abbey is at present with Mine. Nils^on on the Pacific co-ist. This, Mrs. Labouchere says, concluded the story of her association with Mrs. Langtry. Siic addeJ that she harbored no ill feeling toward Langtry, but could not banish the thought that she had dis played base ingratitude in the course she had adopted. Mrs Labouchere will sail for England next YVensday on the Servia. She re marked that she shrank from meeting the friends who aided her in assi-ting Mrs Langtry with the unfortunate story of the reasons for their parting. She re ferred to her stay hert as exceedingly pleasant, and she eujo.\ed much her visit to the British Legation, where her husband was for a long time an honored attache. To-day she was re eived by President Arthur, and later spent an hour at the capital. "FHEDniE" IN BOSTON. Boston special to the Chicago Tri bune: Gossip about the Langtry-Geb hart combination 1ms increased within tiie last twenty-four hours, and it is now the one engri's.-ing topic of conversa tion in the clubs and theaters. Two days ago Mrs Langtry would not permit any one save her maid to accompany her anywhere. Now the maid walks or rides in a horse car to or from the theatce, while her mistress rides in a stylish coupe with Mr. Gebhart, and is waited upon every where by him with faithful" assiduity. He waits" for her during every perform ance, watching her every movement on the stage from some vantage point in the never-crowded auditorium and is an object of li tie less interest than the actress herself. It is said he has shipped his valuable horses and wagons hither from New York for Mrs. Langtry's use, and is, say the gossips, utterly oblivious of criticism on his conduct. But with all the gossip there is no insinuation that Mrs. Langtry has committed any act that would eullv her fair name. GRACE BEFORE MEAT. The Welcome Breakfast, that Awai ted the Delegates fromCleisraaclaver. From the Golden Rule. A departure from the vmod of Cleis maclaver, while on their way to the an nual meeting of the general assembly, had started by coach at an early hour, and had to travel some 20 miles before they reached the inn where breakfast was prepared for them. The keen air of our northern hills sharpens the appe tite, and when the bretliern drove up to the inn they were almost famished with hunger. "Now. gentlemen, just ten minutes for breakfast," said the coachman, as he entered the landlady's snug parlor to have his own. Ten min utes! The time was short, so they must make the most of it. They rushed into the room where breakfast was spread, and there, basking his ample person before the fire, stood a portly gentle man, dressed somewhat like a dignitary of the church of England. Their appe tite was keener than their curiosity, so they scarcely looked at the stranger, but concentrated all their attention on the viands. Half way in the air, before the morsel had reached their lips, their hands were arrested by a sudden cry of "Stop!" It was the supposed dean of Bipon. "Good heavens, gentleman!'* he exclaimed, "have you so far for ot ten your sacred profession as to partake of food without invoking a blessing?" The brethern looked like schoolboys detected in ue flagrant fault but be fore they had time to remonstrate or ex plain the same voice explained in atone which forced obedience "Let us prav.v T) ey instinctively sprang to their feet and assumed an attitude of decorous de votion, whtle the stranger offered up a prayer which they themselves admitted was superior in unction and expression to those of Dr. D. himself. He had only one fault—he did not know_ when to stop. The minutes rolled rapidly away, but the ttream of ft* vent ssipplication flowed on without a -jreak. They had a terrible struggle, the brethren had, as they closed one eye in devotion and ogled the savory viands with the other but whenever a hand approached the tab'e it drew back before the stern glance of the stran ger, which seemed to comprehend them all. The sufferings of Tantalus were nothing to the sufferings of the depula tion from the synod of Clei-maclaver: bnt all things must come to an end "Time is up, gentleman!" said_ the coachman, opening the door and wiping nis mouth with the air of a man who ha. enjoyed his breakfast. The appearance of the coachman and the sound of his familiar voice broke the spell but there was no time to be lost the horses were shaking their heads and pawing the ground in their impatience to start so they had to take their seats and to turn breakfast and dinner into one. "Was that the bifhop of said one of the famished hrethern. "That the bL-nop of said the coachman, contemptuously "why, that w«a Lord the maddfeat wag in all the king dom." W. L. Huti hins^ of Arlington Columbia conrit\, received $1,072 for seventy-one hojjs. Persoual Matters. "What name?" pompously asked a mes senger at the Executive chamber in Al bany last week of a plainly-dressed trave ler, who desired to seo the Governor. "Grover Cleveland," was the quiet reply, and then there was considerable of a bustle and much bowing aud scraping. The Marquis Tseng, the new Chinese minister accredited to France and Eng land, is reported to have a fortune ol $100,000 a year but lie- lives withe.ut os tentation, and his revenues are deyoted to the support of his clan in the province of Hon-Naun. This obligation is im posed on all great families in China. His salary is regulated by the Government upon the same scale as that of the French ambassador at Pekin. He has acquired great influence at the Chinese court for having conducted with so much skijl the diplomatic negotiations with Russia on the subject of the territory of Hy. Mrs. Dennison, of Columbus, O., and daughter-in-law of the latj ex- govern or of that name, made her debut in comic opera in St. Louis a few nights ago. She gives as a reason for the step that she is compelled to do something for the support of herself and children, and believes that she has talents for the stage. Her husband is in Colorado. Four small men attracted much atten tion among the crowd of passengers ir, the Jersey City elepof of tho Pennsylva nia railroad on Saturday evening. Twc of them were seven feet tall and broad in proportion, a third was about six feet eight inches, and the fourth, a boy, was a little over six feet. They are brothers of the Shields family, from Texas. I he tallest are twins, and are twenty-foui years of age. They said their father was seven feet high, aud that they had three brothers in Texas of tiiat height. The name of M. Koleman Tisa is un known iu this country, but he is said to be the most powerful man in state craft in Germany after Bismarck. As President of the Council he has been more vigorous ly hated than any other politician in the country. He is thin and "dry-looking," wears Apecticles and a gray "beard, aud looks twwnty years older than he is. His air is the essence of imperturbabil ity, and in his harangues the flattest contradiction cannot irritate him he continues in the same stifled tone, and his auditors never cease to listen to him with breathless attention. Count Moltke is an inveterate snul,: taker, and has hitherto refused to i/.«e any but a common wooden snufl-t'ox, like those of the poorest German peas ants. At his recent jubilee, however, the chief oflicers of the Ger man army presented him with a splendid golden snuff-box, elaborately ornamented in Renaissance style. Tlie count's coat-of arms and motto, "First weigh, then venture," adorn the lid with a portrait of the em peror, and his own "predecessors, and the German eagle, while emblematic groups of oak and laurel leaves cover the remainder of the gift, whose donors have requested that their great general will use it daily. The order "Pour le Merite," con ferred by the Emperor Wilhelm upon the duke of Connaught in recognition of his services in Eyypt, was founded by Frederic the Great, and is the hi hest military decoration in the gift of the Prussian crown. The emperor bestowed it upon his son, the crown prince, on the field of Koniggratz, and now bestows it also, upon the duke of Connaught, since he, by his marriage with a daugh ter of Prince Frederick Charles, is re garded as a member of the royal family of Prussia. British Ignorance of Aiacrica. Paris letter to the Philadelphia Press. I was lately at a dinner party where the guests were all Americans, and all of them had made a sojourn of longer or shorter duration in London. The con versation turned on the really comical ignorance of all things American dis. played by the best educated English people, and numerous anecdotes in illus tration of the topic in question were cited. One of these related to the son of a former United States Minister in Lon don. Mr. Edwards Pierrepont. At some public dinner one of the guests asked Mr. Pierrepoint jr, while his father was in the act ol making a speech, who the orator was. The young gentleman made answer that that "was the American minister. "Is he of1 he Established church or a Dis senter?" was the nest question. But this does no quite equal the query of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who lately asked of an American visitor to explain to him "the attitude assumed by the United States toward Dissenters." A general of our army next told how he had accompanied an English officer of high standing to visit N'ewburs, and in formed him tint Washington had once had his headquarters there. "Which Washington?" languidly demanded the Briton. Next came an accomplished young southern gentleman, the son of a United States senator, who described an inter view that he had recently had with an English lady, who was introduced to him as a prodigy of intellect and of learning. "You come from the south ern states, sir?" she remarked amiably. "Which of the. two do von come from— Missouri or Peru?" With ere tt pres ence ot mind, my young friend informed her that lie'was then residing in Peru, but intended shortly to remove to Mis souri. But I rather think that the cli max was capped by an English author, who, on being told by an American lady thatshecame fromM^souri,said thought fully: "Missouri—let me see—what state is that in?" Missouri is a state, responded the lady. "Ah, yes—yes— to be sure it is Mississippi that I was thinking of." Fortunately the lady in ques'ion was well used to the peculiar ignorance of the English men and English society in general re siectingour country, and she did not evensmiied. I myself have become thor-1 oughly case-haidened on the subject bo when a charming Pmglish !n.iy,_thej wife of a distinguished Indian officer, I asked me one day if it were not very I dangerous to walk in the environs of Philadelphia on account of the rattle snakes, I was unable to answer her without moving a muscle of my counte nance. Miscellany. The report of the National Sunday School Union and Tract 6ociety of the Methoelist Epicupal church showed the union had, since its organization, helped about 40,000 Sunday schools ut an ex pense of $+73,000. During the past ear 774 schools were helped. There are in the Methoelist Episcopal church 20,4i:5 Sunday schools, 22:1,012 oflicers and teachers', and l,-'itW,147 scholars. There are 10..'5o!) scholars in Germany, 12,0+3 in Inelia, 6,583 in Sweden and 2,500 in Norway. Aid lifts been given in every state and territory in the United States. A recent writer speaking of over work and want of recreation, remarks: "Let all live Americans heed the admon itions we are receiving in many ways, and see to it that life has more commas and semi-colons anel periods, and fewer italics and exclamation points." Hops are quoted on $1.30 a pound in Maine. There isa great scarcity. Amer ican hoos are exoorted. Tourer beer ia i.ift :'-i- ii ii -'v sure to increase price before the next hop harvest. The closing of the rubber factories in New England next month, which was agreed upon by the recent New York convention, promises to be a more seri ous event than most people thiuk. It is estimated that if the programme is car ried out, 40,000 people in New York, Massachusetts, Hhode Island and New Jersey will be deprived of employment. liov. lr. Jvaii.sing ol tlie American mis sion at Cairo, who has lal ored in Egypt for upward of twenty-five years, express es the opinion in the Catholic Presbvteri an that Mohammedan sovereignty should bo maintained in Egypt, and a policy of conciliation pursued toward the Mo hammedan population, tie thinks the matter of religious freedom should re main undisturbed for the present, so as not to excite any farther than need be, "exasperated Moslem sensibilities." As things stand, he says Egypt is a whole century in advance of Turkey in tolera tion and religious freedom, the khedive and the subordinate authorities having given distinct, and uneouivocal decisions in favor of religious liberty. That is all that is needed at present. La Tribuna, of Madrid, had an acconnt of the conferring by the medical faculty of that city ofa degree of Medicine upon Senorita Mart na Cassells Ballaspi, the first Spanish woman wtio has ever stu died medicine and taken her degree. The paper speaks in warm terms of her as a lady who, in spite of much op position and national prejudice, has wn high honors. Another Spanish lady, finding that the Yalencian School of Medicine had closed its doors against tier, is now studying in Madrid, where she lias met with a more frindly reception. Mine Inspector tv of Ohio reports that 9,450,000 tons of coal were mined in that State last year, which is an in crease over 1881 of 1,000,01)0 tons. The supply of coal in the State undeveloped is estimated atS5,(XH),0:0,000 Ions, which, at the present rate of consumption, is sufficient to last 4UI) years. The annual product of the State doubles every ten years. Attention is called to the great waste of coal froma lack of skilled mining engineers and accurate maps of mines. It is estimated that in the past as much coal has been wasted as has been mark eted. The new high-license liquor law has proved a success in Nebraska. It is re ported that "there are not more than one-third as many drinking places in the state as there were before the new law went into effect, the general result in small towns oeing to replace a dozen small and ill-conducted saloons with two or three well-kept establishments." The price of a license in cities of over 10,000 inhabitants is $1,000, and §400 in places having a smaller population. The money received for the licenses is added to the school fund. In Omaha this fund re ceives ?9it,000 yearly from the salo of the licenses. An English View of American Millionaires. We have nothing in England quite like the American millionaire. We have rich men on this side, but with the pos sible exception of the Rothchilds, who are not English, and of whose position nobody knows anything accurately, our millionaires are not so rich, are not so prominent in the national life, and are not inclined to devote themselves solely to aff.iirs. Nobody hears much of Lord Overstone, perhaps of all British sub jects the man with the largest available resources: and the lesser millionaires, men with from $2,000,000 to $5,000,'HJO, either "found families," a process which involves large purchases of land and comparative obscurity, or take to art and culture, or, like SirT. Brassey, range themselves into the spstem by accept ing office. We cannot recall a man who makes himself very visible by his use of money alone, and still less one who maKes himself obnoxious. Baron Grant wanted to do the former, but did not succeed, and now is only re membered by Emma shareholders, and the cosmc-politans in rusty coats who sit about on his seats and enjoy the dreary liveliness of Leicester-square. In America, however, the mi.lionaire is what a King is in Europe—an object al ways of perpetual notice, and often of fanatical detestation. Owing partly to the -mense spaces, partly to the dif fusion of wealth, and partly to habit, al inos all great undertakings in the Union, and more especially undertakings in the interest of communication, are carried on nominally bv corporations, and these corporations tend to fall under individ ual control. The Americans, to becin with, prefer the Presidential system to the Parliamentary in all things, and leave to individuals whom we should call chairmen far more direct power than Englishmen usually do. They do not use, moreover, the checks by which we habitually prevent single men from monopolizing stock in any concern, and then governing it at their own discre tion. The notion of one man owninir all the shares 'n the Bank of England, and appointing all the directors, would hor rify Englishmen. An American with a great fortune can buy a joint-stock bank, or a railway line, or a jzreat telegraph system, anil govern it as he pleases ami he has many temp ations to doit. He wants occupation, he wants power, and he wants status ar.d the control, say, of a railway, with its stocks, its contracts, its patronage, and its importance to State Governments, gives him all he wishes lor, besides a prospect, if he manages well, of indefinitely increas ing his "pile." What Ameri cans want with colossal fortunes we can. hardly imagine, for they get little that Englishmen think pleasant cut of them but they do want them, and set before themselves pecuniary ideals which to Kngiishmen seem fabulous. Capaitalists who siiouid know iell u-stiiat Mr. Stewart, with his ]0.000,fj00, was not the richest American alive, one man, at least, posessin^ a much heavier impe diment to carry on his road to heaven. With a million and a few sixpeme an Englishman is inclined to retire and pursue his tastes in quiet, but an Amer can is just beginning to "operate" on the grand scale, and with a sense of power and freedom. With that money lie begin to use hi-brains. An Ameri can ini'lionaire, therefor, often makes himself mas erof some grand concern, er group of concerns, and is thencefor ward a sort of king, governing he pleases, pushing his "policy"' as acunu-t other "oolieies," fL'htin lm_'e cxrp 'ra tions, defying the public, which ne is sure, seioiier or later, to come into collision, with corrupting state governments, and even influencing the government of the Republic. He occu pies the position at once of a great com pany and a great aristocrat, and as he has u*utijy as few bowels as a (tornpany and is as self centred as the great aristo crat, he is hated as neither is hated in this countrv. And there is of en cause for hate. Nothing an be more vexa tious to a community than that a sinjrle man should control ali telegraph lines, as on the eastern sidp. of ]he continent is nearly the case in America, or should be able to make or destroy entire cities, counries and -Methods of industry, by alterimr railway routes or r.ttes—things entire'v within Mr. V.tnderi ill's power, or t. .J. Gould's—thrua hwit great states, or not nlv own, but im«ist on elo ing the repair? for, half ci'v, like Mr» Astor in New York.—The Suectater. BETTER THAN DIVORCE. Bits of Experience of an Agent ot. Charity. From the New York Tribune. S A long procession of men and women passes in front of the desk of William Blake, the superintendent of outdoor poor every day. As a tall, broad-shoul dered man reached the space in front of the desk one morning a day or two ago, he laid down four silver dollars and walked away without saying anything. The superintendent took them up and dropped them into a box. An hour later a demure little woman cane in tim idly and when she presented herself the four silver dollars wore placed in her out-stretched hand. With a nod of ac knowledgment, but without speaking, she went out. "This is a curiou? phase oflife," said Mr. Blake. "The man who left the money and the woman to whom 1 gave it is husband and wife, but they do not live together. 1 am a mediator between them." "How is this brought about?" asked the reporter. "A wife whose husband is cruel to lier or has deserted her comes here and states her case to me. I then send for the husband. He is told when ho comes that he must have so much mon ey here every week for the support of his family. Usually he is frightened into promising that he will pay the alimo ny." '"How is this amount of tlie alimonv fixed?" "I find out how much his weekly earnings are and tell him he must set aside a certain proportion of thorn." "What is done if the man refuses?" "He is told that it is much better for him to pay the money through me thin to have the case so before a judge. To have the case tried would cost money. The most ignorant man soon sees that he woukl lose money in the end by refining to make the agreement. Persuasion has much more to do with this class of men some of whom appear to be nearly ani mal in tlieir nature, than you would think." '"Have you any lesal authority?" "No. But they know that I can take steps to have the law enforced." "Do husband and wile often come to gether again?" "I take every opportunity to induce them to become reconciled toeaclioth sometimes I succeed. A few weeks ago I induced a man and wile to live together again who sep arated in 1872. They were both moral and intelligent. When the hus band came I told him that there were differences in every family, and that it would be more economical if he and his wife should agree to travel the same road again, and that both would be hap pier. So one day he says, 'Tell Mary I'll talk it over with her.' The wife was willing—they alwaysare—and I arranged a meeting to take place at my house. They met and both cried like children. It was so touching I flt:d to another room. Well, it ended by their going away hand in hand, smiling" and happy. A week ago I received an invitation to \isitthem, which I did. I found them liv nr as snugly and contented as if the cricket had always chirped merrily on their hearth." "Here is another romance that didn't enil so well. A woman came to me and complained that her husband would not provide for her, but spent his money for drink. She was as fine-looking a woman as you would wish to see in a day's journey. The husband admitted that "lie spent 'his money, but he said ne didn't want his wife's people quartered in his house, as they were. 'Iain keepingthe whole family,' said he. 'I didn't marry the whole family.' But after several talks he said he would have a meeting with his wife. It was arranged that she could come for her allowance at the same hour he called to leave it. They went home .together. But at the end of two years the husband came here a total wreck, and had to be sent to the alms house. His appetite for drink had be too strong for him, he said, and he laid the blame on his wife's relatives. I don't know what became ot the hand some wife. Another case was that of a husband and wife who were separateel by dissolute habits of the husband. The wife saitl that her husband was all the time trying to steal her child from her. The child was beautiful. I told her to jet him have the child, and it might in duce him to go home with it. Sure enough, when lie be: jr he went home with the ediii in his arms and promise -1, that he would give up his cups, lie kept his promise." "Not lon« ago there was another case in which the child was instrumental in bringing its father and mother together again. Through some mistake, the wife came for her allowance just as the hus band was handing it to me at the desk. She was carrying a baby in her arms. When the husband saw her he brushed a tear from his eyes with hiss eeve and taking the child from her arms kissed it. Coming up to me he said, "Would you mind, Mr Blake, if I pay the money to mv wife herself after this?" 'You had better go home and live with her/ saiel I. 'Well, I believe I will,' he replied. So he did." When Men Mean It. A maiden friend of mine, who has 'en wooed eleven times, and knows a great deal about it, assures me that the only attentions to be taken notice of, and relied upon, are those that touch the pocket. "When your Platonic lriend," she says, "begins to offer gifts, cewtly according to his means, depend upon it theatfair has become a business with him, as well as with you." The American missionary, Judson, .'0s-:essed a valuable watch, which he bestowed in succession before m.trri ige upm each ol ids three wives when he offered it to the third object of his alfectioiis, he stat ed that it had the desirable property of always returning to hiin, bringing the beioved wearer with it. 15e sure the wise and pruelent mail would never have parted with Ins watch, unless, he had been firmly persuaded that le was making a good investment, safe to bring him in large and clear re turns. Wlien a costly offering is 'aid upon the shrine, the oiferer means wor ship. Some men mu :h need Sydney Smith's reminder ol thedeluge: "Whena great alteration was male in the longevity of mankind. He should gaze at Noah, and be brief!" Of ail women she is most to le pitieel who h.is a slow-pared suitor lie is worf-e than a retrogradinc one. flow aelmir .ble, how prompt, how per fectly satisfactory was the conduct of another legendry Puritan, who lode up to the door of the hounc where dwelt the girl of his choice, anel having de sired her to be called out to him said, without circumlocution, "llachel, the Lord hath sent me to marry thee!" when the girl answered, with equal promptitude ami devoutness, "The Lord's will be done."—Hiuiz. Queen Victoria is fond of Welsh wool ens in plain and neutral tints, anel in tiny checks of rich dark re I and browu Her favorite is black and dark green. A coroner's jnry in Colorado dirln't take any notice of the six bullet holes in the dead body of a e»w-boy. but con udeel tliat he might have sutlocated while lying with his head in a ditch. FARMERS' COLUMN. Hints for Farmers. A new way of blanching celery is to use a five-inch drain tile a foot or so long over each plant, drawing it up as the plant grows, so that the leaves are always just out at the top, thus exclud ing wet'and insects, and it is said secur ing branches well blanched, sound and tender. To handle a large lot of lousy hogs it might be easiest to make a quantity of the following mixture and shower it over them with a fountain pump or a large syringe with arose nozzle a gal lon cach of soft-6oapi lin-seed oil, and kerosene oil an water enough to make it thiu, beat it up well, and spray it over tlie animals. This may bo repeated un til the vermin are destroy ed. The old litter should be burned. An exchange gives the following as the implements needed for a creamery from cream of two hundred cows: Two 150-gallon cream tempering vats one 1100 gallon revolving box churn one factory size hand butter worker two butter la elles one 2-10-lb Union counter scales with platform and tin scoop two 14 quart iron clad tin pails one 1-g.tllon dipper. Tne best way to euro an unruly bull is to prevent hiin from getting so. Our plan is to ring him from live or six months old, and accustom him to being handled and ma him mind when voung. and never let up on him once. "A fine one A\hich wrs lately sold to tho butchers—it was a Gurnsey— (the bull, and not the butcher we not only had had ringed when young, but we put a bridle aud bit on him, and a little young brother of ours used to ride him to and from the pasture fielel anel go into the road. We kept it for a long time and ibus kept him fron being dangerous, though he showed that he eonid get un ruly if we gave him to understand lie could do as he pleased. An excellent way to keep cabbage in the winter is to pull them up with the root and as much adhering soil as pos sible and to pit them in trenches. First plow out a double furrow and then deepen it by one more furrow in the centre. Set tho -jabbage ip the fur row and throw the earth to the roots anel stems by plowing one furrow to them. Set the cabbage in this furrow, and so proceed until three or four rows are placed. Cover these with straw or brush and plow the ground each way over it, and finish by smoothing the ridge with a shovel. Cabbage kept this way does not wilt, but keep fresh anel actually growing, and soft heads will fill up and bee-ome solid anel hard. A cov ering of coarse hay or straw or pine brush may be thrown over the ridg if there is danger of frost penetrating to the interior and injuring the cabbage. Effect of Clover on the Soil. A great deal has been said about tho value of clover in restoring the fertility of the soil, and it has been said in such a delusive manner as to lead farmers very much astray. One may suppose till that was necessary to make his farm rich was to grow "clover. But a good deal more than that is reoui red. If the land is vsry much run down it will be found diliieult to make the clover grow at all. The facts are that a good crop of clover cannot be grown at ali upon poor land, and that at least fairly good soil is required for a crop of clover. And, moreover, clover is quire as exhaustive a crop as corn or even wheat, and leaves the soil just as poor after a few crops have been taken, so that even clover cannot grow any more, and the land is said to be clover-sick or sick of clover. Also that clover is an excellent means of keeping the soil in good condition when it is already in that comfortable state by either feeding the clover on the farm with some purchaseel food swell as bran or cotten-seed meal, and using the manure so made, or by plowing under the clover. Bnt this lat ter method is a very costly anel generally impracticable one, as it leaves the lanel practically without a crop for one year and makes necsssary some extra work besides. It would therefore be cheaper to spend ?20 an acre for fertilizers or manure than to grow a crop of clover merely to improve the soil. To sum up this question, cl ver may be likened to a lot of money laid by by one's grand father or maiden aunt, and put away safely in a chest in the attic. And when one has spent all he has ami feels poor, he goes to the dusty attic and broaKS uo the old chest and helps himself to his heritage. Then, if he does not use it well, and spends it as he spent what he liael before, he will be as poor as evei again ut if he makes good use of it, atid spends only the income ol it, he will be all right. And this is just the exact truth as regards clover. Hereditary Heavy Milkers. Heavy milking properties, are artifi cial, in the sense that they have been developed under domestication, and by careful breedinz, for a given end yet, like many other qualities, which are little more than mere germs in nature, they become hereditary by long usa^e. Few sorts of animals are more suscept ible than cattle of being molded into what we want no physical quality is so easily trained and devolopeel as that of giving milk. It is a function which, eron stantly varying of i'self, can be elwarfed or extended at will. By means of ca e ful training, kinel treatment, anel intelli gent breeJing, it can be developed and made hereditary, an opposite system keeps it in a state of nature. The habits of a cow and the food she receives have a great deal to do with her milking pow ers eiaick and silent hand-mi king does the rest. The practice of hand-milking has all along tended greatly to the lacte al glands, and this development has be come hereditary in our best milking breeds. The ewes of the Larzac .breed of sheep-, from whoso mdk the famous Roquefort cheese is m-ule in France, have been hand-milked for generations, so-that their milking properties are now considerable and inherited. By repeat edly exciting the teats it is even possiblo to cause an animal that has never borne offspring to yield a small quintity of iniTk, *nd a cow sometimes remains bar ren several years after having had a calf, giving a profitable quantity of milk oil the while.—New Eng. Farmer. The Girly Girl. The girly girl, says the Philadelphia Progress, is the tr.iest girl. She is what she seems, and not a s!mm and a pretense. The slangy girl lias a hard job of it not to forget character The boy girl and the rapid girl are likewise wear ers of masks. The girly girl never both era about woman's rights and woman's wrongs. She is a girl and and is glad of it. She would not bo a boy and grow up into a man and vote anel go away to war and nuzzle her brain alout stocks for a kingeiom. She knows nothing alxmt bus inc ss, and does not want to kno-.v any- I thing about it. 1 b-r aim i« to marry some good fellow ami make him a good wife, and she generally sueceeels in doing hotli She delights in her dress and everything that is pretty, and is notnahaoied toowu that she does. She is pleased wnen hhe is admired, and lets you see that she is She is a female from the top of her he-ad to the end of her toes, and if you try to draw her into the di&u&uou of dry U- themes she toll you squarely that thof conversation does not suit her. She is the personification of Irmkiioss. There is not a particle of humbug in her com position. Here is a health to the girly girll May her numhorsnevergrow lesa Christmas Gifts to tho Baby. Gifts made to the baby, who is yet too young to appreciate tokens of affectionate regard, are of course welcomed by the- mother. Simple and inexpensive gifts of this sort are the little bibs of fleece, lined pique^ The edges may bo button holed in scallops, with white or with the scarlet or blue working cotton, which is warranted not to fade, and which really will not do so or very pretty ones are made of thick muslin, two thicknesses,/* with a thin layer of cotton between eju.lt these iu small squares of diamonds in the center leave a space, large enough so that if you choose you can embroidei the word "Baby," or tiie initial ofa name, or a flower. Tlie eelge inav be scalloped in button-hole stitch, or a durable edging may be seweel en. Tho daintiest socks now niaele are of^ilk, knit juntas the little worsted one are they are not so serviceable for cold weather as the wor sted ones, but to adorn a baby-basket no prettier object can be devised a little very soft cotton should bo stuffed in them, so that tlie^ will stand upright, but do not let it show at the top, oi above where the tassels are tied. A lovely blanket is made of soft white flannel, with a narrow hum, to which is sewed an eelge knit out of split zephyr. In each corner of the blanket some figure is embroidered in the delicate outline stitch it is a oreUy fancy, in two corners, in soft-blue silk, to work figures of the Kate Greenaway style, and iu the other two to put sprays of flowers. Make use of one color only in the eon broieiery £oid trimming of the blanket.— N. Y. Post. llay vs foneitr.. It is evident that as our country be comes more densely populated and larger numbers of stock are wanted per acre, there will be a radical change in the rough feed for winter use for cattle. We may expect and talk'about three tons of tame hay per acre, bnt tiie aver age does not exceed one and a half tons. At experiments at the Nebraska Agri cultural college it was found that the weight of green corn fodder per acre was twenty tons. When carefully dried out there were from six to eight tons ol nutritious corri^l'odder for cattle, besides a gooel crop of sounel corn. Tiie fodeler and corn combined were worth five acres of the nest hay. It may be con tended that this plan would more pro li table now in time of scarce and dear labor. Have aiujjle biue grass pastures for late feeding, and tnen corn fodder for the winter. This probably requires a little more labor in feeding than hay or corn. But labor and care are among tlie main elements of success. We are among those whei believe there should be more profitable employment on the farm in the winter, either for hired hands or the proprietor. There wouid be less gadeliiw to town, imbibing bad habits, neglecting family, farm and stock. There are thousands e.f fanners all about us poor, .nei who ought to be, it it. were not for the suffering and toils of wife and children. But the subject of u-ing more of the corn fodder, woich now goes to waste, and less hay, is worthy of serious con sideration. Much less sizeel farms would profitably carry larger herds of e-attle, as it is-evident one acre of corn will supply as niucti as two acres of hav, besides it will not in the least lessen tne crop of corn. In some cold anel stormy winters corn fodeler has some objections, owing to-the trouble of hand ting it in the wind and deep snows. Care and prudent forethought can overcome iu a measure this difficulty. It is a rare win ter which, has not pleasant day scat tered all through it. At sucti times tlie fodder could be placed ready for worse weather. "Womau'b Work. Sarah L..Bolton,, writing on "Woman's work," eays in tlie Independent: An Irish barrister with whom we traveled recently Bitid: "What a blessing that work for women its reputable in Amer ica, as I hear it is. I have six daugh ters, and tlie struggle is great to keep them until they are married." I could have re plied, tliaty alas! 1 knew families in America who would be quite willing that a daughter should marry a clerk in a elry-goods- store who would t»e indig nant if their son,'.for whom they had high hopes,, were to many a girl who 3 a cleik in the same stetre. It woulel be pathetic,, were it not pitiful, to sec 8"ores of young men wording for sisters who are able to care for themselves, and would do so gladljy did public opinion favor it or a father slaving for his (laugh ters who might well save the gray from creeping so fast into his hair. "Every woman, as well as man, is better deve loped in boely and minel by labor. She has more sympathy with the workers she learns to obey supeiiors, and thus to control those beneath her, She knows the worth of-money after she had earned it for herself, .and, if she marries, will be more saving of what, another earns for her. She studies human nature and sees its nobility amid its selfishness. She learns to control circumstances and not let circumstances control her and whnthis had been attained, she has found out? the secret of a happy life. Besides, and perhaps almost above all other reasons, if she learns to support herself, she will not marrv a man she does not love simply for a home. Erolwtlng Bcechcr. Tho disooare* delivered by Mr. Beocher in Plymouth etmrcli Thanksgiving day was very much iu the voiu of pos praudial Bpoecheo to tlie Nt-w England society. He had notbiug to aay of the history tft tho year. Ho ignored politics and national affli'ra He did not di rectly point oot anytiuug for wlocu tbore should bo-thanksgiving, iie simply discussed tlio recant aseertiou of Herbert fcSpoucr that it was limn to- preach tbe gospel of relaxation, lie 'expressed admiratiou for tlie fvuiuuou theory of the EaglUU philoHopher, but con tended that he drew a general conclusion in this instance from particular prc-misoit, inasmuch aa he vi-nted only three of our in at artive citioe during trs visit We were nw in a transition state in this«oantry, Mr. Bcechor «ai.|, in that great doctrine which was to revolntiouizo bono fivimlpr, with great gains aud. few losses, all the sciences of the wnrld uJ evarv industrial and moral theory. In the great doctrine of evolution, it was. shown that the human family have developed from unorganized matter into organized,, from organiz- matter ot an inferior kind to matter of a oaporior kiml and that the lino of development id the line of the nerve, and that lowest being* »ro those that have the lowusugi'aded liosv~ oub sratcm. If there was to be a fumre de velopment it was doubtless to bo along that 1 ne, and if, therofor*^ it was found tiiat there is beginning be foreshadowed here anew type, namely one of a great deal more cerebral activity than is found else where, it would marelj be the fulfil of a prophecy that was ia evolution, and its oLuratious would be eutj-c( ta th« rame law which governed lifo in every oiher di-partmeut, that of the sui v^val of tho tf ttest and if men were «o organized at present that tuev could not eudure tiie increased ntresa o-i tho brain, they would die «t and their survivors wool-i be tougher men who coald endure it, every step in advauc*of whiob dug thu grave for ootne step that vus auiccuUouL Spcakineof rare coins, a twenty dol lar gold piece is rare wougU with woak men.