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THE MILAN EXCHANGE.
MILAN, - - TEX$$$EjM
Tlipy wore partlnir nt the irato
Man itnd nm.ii
Ftill he turrlccl. althowrh Into,
lnirtBif miK h to hear lili ruto, .
.i) el to ask it, buU afraid.
' If I only knew " salil he-
"Only kni"W. y i ' ,' 4
It me Ktv1vii," mid ho,
" Make a contldiint of nm;
1 cun be of help to you."
" Ah ! I know that," answered ho,
With u Ugh.
Tow I fin-M It a'l!" Cried nhoj
! Voti'is In lv, I ilrtlnly IM e. t '
X K JAud afraid to toll bor-flr ; , ,
" You're a wlteh to guess so woil,"
Answered ho. ,
I would like to hnve you toll , , ,
How to make n Pick heart well:
Kindly now preset ile for me."
" Every heart will cure a heart," '
I,ow laughed Khe;
" Tou nuiM niwl another heart,
llien your own will lose lis smart
Try this olden remedy."
" Let me hnve your heart," ho plead.
" Nny !" said nhe;
T have none." "No henrtl" bo said; .
""Then T n uneomforted
Mine 4 broken heart must be." "
It Is voursl" and she laughed low;
" Don't you ai-er -f
I prescribed It lonir airo,
Bcotn that yon sultorei go. '
I What so blind us men can bo?", ,
i . ' 'y
" Had I only known boforo,' '-'
WhlsperoU he, ' - --'
" What cure you had In storol" ...
" Ypu'd have aulfared all the moref
i Men are fooiish things," said fthc.
,B-JBNNI DAVIS BTJBTOPT.
Author nf. ".Vfrnncrei Hid," "TVi IWnniiret
Mwteri)," fVte Madlert Mania it Kyr
" ' Hat? "CcC(r 8ecre,"uA Her-
ca F,,",u.,,tu. , Y f r
CHAPTER IX.jWTiWVKiy' 1 ,
She went, still Indulging Be dreftm
of delight, and midway upon a Chestnut-street
crossing, found herself in a
tanglo of vehicles, with, a shrill cry of
"Look out, lady I" coming from driv
ers on a'l sides of her, as carriages and
cabs bore threatening. down. ' In utter
consternation Lex stoppnl stock-still.
At the same instant a hand grasped her
arm, she was urged forward and landed
in safety upon the opposite sidewalk.
She gave a little gasp of thankfulness,
and turned to make her -acknowledgments,
then put out both hands.
"Oh, Mr. Verrenden!" ;
It was the original of the portrait, and
this was the name which the artist had
given l.er. A gleam of sudden pleas
ure, as if he sarid to himself rapturous-'
( ly: "She knows m d'f life up his face. '
m nothing,-M;tj-Braxtoni I -am
glad I was at haod-'V fMf'fl A ? f
"Hut but jou 111 cull 'inii it my
uncle thank you'aflkedLex.'-as he was
lifting his hat and turning aw-iy. "You
know my uncle, do you not Mr. Power
Ol.phatit?" ? i -ir -. ,f
"Idoknow Mr, Olipnant, .and 1".
hcSiijjltlngljj j"vfo!d be happy to call if
I wyubuj-toFbeiugweluorae. I
f'iih-joa will 'be," asserted Lex, con
fidently. " So modest of him, sijoli an advent
ure, so romantic, and all ' that I" she
wound up her story to Dana, half an
hour later. "And so lucky, that he
knew UmJ OTrphanV of I could hardly
have asked him here," quite Ignoring
the order in which her invitation had
been given. ,t.i i
"Do we know a Mr. Verrenden,
mamma?" asked Dana, doubtfully.
" Your father maj'."
Luncheon was over, and Miss Braxton
was putting the last touches to an elab
orate toilet when the . door-bell .rang.
Dana was alone in the 'drawing-room,
idly wondering if (this, were Alexia
visitor biting aduaittod,1 when a voice she
knew asking for her caused the blood
to recede in a sudden rush upon her
beart-JiThe next moment , the vjsiror
stood nefore h.r holding her band and
looking into' her eye .
Five minutes fterward Lex. rustled
down, and on the drawing-room thresh
old, stopped, transfixed. ,
.".What is it,. Ale xta?". her! aunt
asked, finding her there with her hand
on the door which she had drawn noise
" A most : ridiculous mistake, aunt
Rose. Mr. Schoenbtrgcr'a Gerroaa ac
cent mislad me, I suppose. The man
is Mr. Farrington, ana I am afraid it is
Dana he is in love with, not me." '
. Mrs. Oliphant's face was habitually
pale, but it turned to a deadly . pallor,
before hhe quietly put her niece aside
and went into the room.
A 8TAHTIJNQ STATEMENT.
Mach can be said in five minutes
when Loth lips and eyes speak. ' r '
Dana had looked up to see Launt
Farrington before her, grown thin and
worn since she had seen him last; Launt
had looked d wn t' see th" color well
radiantly back iuto he'r pensive face
not pusivo now. ? , v
"You are not sorry to ee me, Miss
(M'piiantP'l h asked. -
" 1 supposed you had gone South, be
fore this." ' ". .: .
" I coukln't-go until I had seen you
agniui J):uia,"with a ud leu burst, MI
h:u! to come, whether my coming be
agreeable or 'otherwise; "I love, yoii,
and I want your love," ,
" You hive it, Launt'." ; . . , ; , I
She knew her own heart too well to
hesitato one instant in replying.
" Aud may I huvu you witu it, dear,
.soon, as my wife?"
" If you want me if papa and mam
,ma can be prevailed upon to say yes."
"Ah, my darling, that k the trouble-
somn part. They Ao not lik me; they
woidd not let mo eeo job when I called
baf.Mf.", j 'i i j H,
If Ifid you calf bwr "flsked Dana,
in astonishment. .,.,., ., .
I l"fTvro forts aS'iTlwwarpy'hihi
point of going out together and I did
not detain them. I naked for" you, but
Mrs." Olipnant lold fti "yoilWere n-'
gaged and could not be, teen. They
were so cold to me, Dana, that' 1 lost
my courage, and went away heaTT
hearted, never expecting to come back
again." - - -" -
"Oh, Mr. Farrington Launt, I
man!" It was this exclamation that
Alexia heard, as she stood for an instant
in the open doorway. In that instant
sho realized the mistake site had made,
and retreating softly, closed the door
after her. Dana was looking up into
her lover's face wit It shining eyes. "But
you came," she said, softly.
" I did not really go. I found a letter
from my grandmother awaiting mo at
the hotel, which had been forwarded
from New York. It gave me a reprieve,
and I lingered, not bold enough to put
my fate to the touch by going directly
to your father before I had the assur
ance I now have from you. I wish you
knew how happy you have made me,
Dana. I have been wretched and jeal
ous. 1 watched you often when you did
not dream of it."
" From across the street, and at Mr.
Schoenberger's studio?" asked Dana,
with a mischievous gleam, though
thinking at .the lame time how much
brighter she Would have been had site
known it then. t ' .
"Good littlo Schoenbcrger! " ? said
Latint, with a laugh. "I wonder if he
inspected that I only went there because
I picked up a word about you? If he
were not a married man with arising
family, I should think him madly iu.
love W.th your cousin, he sang heft
praises so perslHtently.' i if' ; v
, f Poor LexlV and Dana, echoed ,the
laugh. ' She imagined Lex's chagrin
when sho should learn the truth,
not 'tmspslctingftfeat Lex had arrived at
it already. The riexl moment the door
opened and Mrs. TJliphant entered. One
glance was enough to tell her how far
matters had gone; if it had not, Launt
was ready enough, , now that he knew
Dana's mind. ' '
'tAnd With your permission, dear
Mrs. Oliphant," he finished his appeal
to her, "I will go to your husband at
once. I want to sot myself right iu
your sight and hisj I hope to prove that
I am not altogether unworthy of your
daughter." ' ' '"'
"If it has come to that, will go to
him," said Mrs.' Oliphant, slowly.
"Dana,' you will make no promise's;
Mr. Farrington, you will bind her to
none, until her f-ith'cr and I talk this
matter over. I ask it." ,
' ,4Ah, Mrs.' Oliphant, "it Is 'too late fir
that. Promise or , no promise, we are
pledged " to-? ach "Othtr,J',imid " Launt,'
eeeldngT hjs tOtnliroiatlon in Dana's
eye r I, . V'.-l i. f,
A istrnngpr Vas leaving" the library as
Mrs. Oliphant entered it, a man of the
"shabby genteel" order, who bowed
and held open the door, darting a ktwn,
searching look into the lady's fact as
she passed. 11 Ml i i
v"VVbo was that, TWurP'1 she Jutea.
" "Only ilfirm m tJneity-Alexia's Mr.
Quest, you know, Ko I m'ght call
h:m mine,; now,! as aptly. He is a very
tolerable lawyer,' ami has been making
himself useful in these real-estate nego
tiations of raino, . He's the. cleverest of
fellows ' ut' i getting , told ! off secret
Kose did not give the lawyer a second
thought. W '. . '
"l'ower," she said, "I may as well tell
you at once, the time we have dreaded
"That time was bound to come sooner
or later," Mr. Oliphant n marked, when
lie hail heard all nho had to tell. "And
really, dear, I don't share your an
tipathy to that young man, I am in no
hurry to lose otif girl, and I did what I
could to di"ouragehim and felt guilty
every time I looked into the child's
drooping fat-e.; If Dana likes him, and
they have made it up together, you and
I must put awayour scruples and stand
aside.' v. s r - ( ,'
' " If It were any one else," cried Rose,
pass onatclv. " If it were Gordon M.ir
juis I coulo, trust himy J5ut that man!
Power, I Jeel that ho las only wou her
from u to bresk her heart:" , i i . '.
Mr. Oliphant took li s wife's hand in
a loving clasp. , These two were fond
lovers in the r middle' age:
t " I understand yi ar preiudice against
his Southern origin, and that .is his
chief objection in my eyes. 1 He will be
wanting to take Dana away from us,
but I can never consent id that. : We
must make it a coml tion that, he shall
settle here. For the rest, the secret will
be as . safe wheq Dona marries as it is
now. 'The one 'fact that he need ever
kn w that she is an adopted child
will not have a feather's weight with
h.m if he is the true stud'."
"If ho is the true stufl!" repeated
Mrs. Oliphant to herself, almost with a
groan. And he is. in the way Power
means.' He would marry her if she
were a beggar's daughter. Hut how
would it bo if he knew whose child she
Is?" :i '-' ,
It was Mrs. Oliphant who carried the
result of their conference to Dana, and
Launt was summoned to the library be
fore he departed, to give a fuU. account
of hinwelf, his family, and his pro pecta,
to the father of his love. It wa a sat
isfactory account in the maiu, though
the element which would have weighed
with many fathers, money, had little
part in it, . Put the Farrintons, once a
wealthy family, were, influential stm
Launt hiniselt held the lease of a sugar
plantation, which, under his judicious
management rendered an assured in-i-oiiio
sufficient to the wants of a young
pair vho were not ambitious of a great
display, lie was not presumptuous,
then, in aspiring to the; hand--of Dana
Oliphant, i lii)sioctive iboinsSlth6ugli
shetnighiU. lUlViU i iXi. J
r " You may .consider the Inequality as
eitififl 'tjie other side," said the
old t man,' not without a slight tremor.
YrH romp T fie-nld cirotv. utofcTv, who
haye' tlrtIf pride "tT'tlrtVh.Stfong as
any aristocracy on earth. Dear a she
is to me, she is not really my daughter,
but a nameless waif adopted in her Ear
liest infancy. Doe that fact make any
difference with Tmir" -
" None, not the slightest." Tride of
birth was cert.dnly not Launt Farrmg
ton's weakness. , w )..
"Then," saiil Mr. Oliphant, more
warmly, "I shall not throw any Insur
mountable obstacles in the way of your
' There were sundry conditions to to
imposed, nevertheless, first amongthem
that no formal engagement .should be.
entered into just yet.
" That is your decree, mamma," cried
Dana, when she heard it. ' It is you
who havo been opposed to Launt
throughout. Papa liked him at first,
likes him still. Why are you so set
against him?" . :
It was a question which Mrs. Oliphant
"You hardly know him yet, my
child," she said, tenderly. "I only ask
you to take time before binding yourself
irrevocably; this fancy may Wear itself
out if you will but wait and contrast
him with others."
v It will never wear out until I die,"
said Dana, not passionately, not re
bel'iously, but with a fixed belief in the
truth of what she said. " Do you know,
mamma,' I believe I must come of some
loyal race poor and obscure, perhaps
but loyal to death. If fate were so
unkind as to part me from Launt, I
could never love another, in that way,
until I died. . , . .. i .
An inscrutable change went over the
face of tho older woman. . ' ,
"You don,'t know, you don't know,",
she said, sadly, as if siie might have
thought as Dana did, one day. ' '
There was no absolute engagement,
therefore, but Launt was admitted as a
daily visitor to the house, happiness
enough in itself for the lovers, j '
. "And happiness brightens my cousin
up wonderfully, don't you think so, Mr.
Marquis?" Alexia inquired. ' "' '
' It was two or three evenings later, a
dull and rainy evening, and the family
party had. deserted the drawing-room to
assemble in the library. Launt was
there as one having the right; and Gor
don Marquis, eohspicnoni bv his ab
sence since tho day of his rivals appear
ance had dropped in quite in his old
informal way. . , .r.: .
He looked across at Dana with unmis
takable regret in lm cyes.
"Is it the luipp'ness.5" he asked.
thought it was in my imagination, as
blessings brighten when they take their
flight.'" ' , I I i, ii.-l
"You lvnow all about it, then?"
"Mrs. Oliphant had the kindness to
tell me, ,to spare me, from, future. mis
takes. She had the goodness to sav I
m (an. to bo sorry for me," suddenly
" To say that she would prefer it if
you were the fiance-elect," Lex supplied
the break. "There's no mistaking
Aunt Rose's preference no mistaking
her dislike pf Vhe1 favored mau. You
have ehWiVed iW r suppose. i winder
why s1i$dtslikes Mr. Farrington so
Before he could make any reply, the
door ojened und a servant announced
"You, Harmon?" said Mr. Oliphant.
in soino surprise. "Como in. . Have
you news for me?"
Mr. Quest gave a slight bow to tho
assembled company, a deeper bow to
his questioner, and addressed himself to
"News which chiefly concern myself.
I am going on a journey soon which
will interfere with the small services I
have been able to render you, sir."
"Going far?" asked the gentleman,
leaving his sofa to approach the desk.
'I'm afraid all these calls on your time
must interfere sadly with that literary
venture of yours." ,:: : .?
"They do," said Mr. Qnest,: tf but I
think of abandoning that enterprise for
another.which promises belter private
inquiry line, half way between lawyer
and detect've and requiring the quali
ties of both of them. It's a case of that
kind which staking me now. Thanks!"
as Mr. Oliphant scribbled someth ng
upon a slip of paper and passed it to
him. This something he knew to be a
chei-k for the services he had rendered,
and put It into his pocket without look
ing at the amount. "Tho job I have
before me," he continued, "is to hunt
up an heir to a snug sura of money
which has gone begging for an owner
these last eighteen years." ,
" A long time for money to be un
"But, you see, there aro some pe
culiar circumstances about tho case
which rather take away from the
pleasure of the inheritance. The pre
vious owner, onco the member of a
backing firm at a littlo place in New
York. was hung for the murder of his
partner Ho left a wife, and pre
sumably a child; but they disappeared
without laying claim to what he left.
I'm starting out on an eighteen-year-old
track to hunt them up, and if I don't
find Rodney France's wife and heir or
heiress, as lire case may be it will be
bec.hise they are no longer on the fact'
of the earth." ,
There was a gleam in the eves of
the speaker as they swept his audience.
At the words "llodney France's wife
and heir," Launt Farrington turned,
mabju Lf hu would, huvu spokeu, then
sank back inln his seat, and put up his
hand before his changing face, lie was
not the ot.ly (.tie con frt.oni tuoy
seemed to exert a magical effect. '' '
Mr. Oliphant wheehd. "KosePht
cried. She had risen, wild terror in her
wide open eycS. ' She stood for one in
land wavering and ghastly, and thm,'
as her husband reached her, sank un
conscious in his arms.
CHAPTER XI. ,.
DROrrtKO a Hint.
" You ore going to marry that girl!"
It was Mr. Killuth who said it, Mr.
Kiihilh who lay back In his chair, and
looked across the breakfast table at hU
morning visitor with keen, cold, disap
proving eyes. The visitor was Launt
Farrington, of course. He had come by
a late train to New York the previous
evening, had gone to his hotel for the
night, and, at the earliest permissible
hour next morning, dropped in upon
this old friend, who might ba excused
for" wondering what had become of his
late compagnon du voyage-tor Launt
had left precipitately f,r the other city
with only the briefest of brief notes to
explain his absence:
" Draw K.: Goin out of town for a day or
two. Will see you before I g-o Bouth."
The day or two had lengthened Its in
definite term into tw.ee as many weeks
before ho returned returned with this
news at his tongue's end, for the condi
tions attached to the proposed alliance
sat easily upon Launt s conscience. . Jt
mattered very little that the pere and
mere had said ho was not to bind their
daughter just yet with a betrothal r ng;
they were not denying him one privi
lege of an accepted lover; they did not
damp his hopes of a speedy consent to
a speedy marriage, when their, uncon
cealed reluctance should at last g ve j
way. ' ' ' " '-' :
You aro going to marry that girl!" j
repeated Mr. Killuth, as much aghast
as if he had said: "You are going to
murder that girlP "Good Heavens,
Launt! I had put that fear quite out
of my mind. I thought you gave me
reason to think that they did not en
courage yOU. V ! '!-, i "li'il ! ' ,
" They discouraged me by all possi
ble means while they could," explained
Launt. " "They only tolerate roe as a
suitor on probation now; all tho same I
am going to marry my darling, soon.;
Mrs. Oliphant it is Mrs. Oliphant who
opposes me, by-the-by-has girea'.nie
that grain of comfort. ' Surely, you can
afford to ' be patient now,' she said.
When our consent is once given, you
shall have your own way,' " . (. j
V What does she object to," mused,
rather than asked, Mr. Killuth. " Your
poverty? Three or four thousand-,
year in poverty, I suppose, to one reared
in the lap of luxury us Rose Sangerford
was." ..; 'Ml : , . i I
"I don't think, iit is that.. She; was
willing to take up that' artist, no better
oti' than myself. Sho doubts and mis
trusts nie, ,as it is natural a mother
should more than is natural, I believe.
Sho credits me with being fickle, un
stable ready to fallout of love as readi
ly as I fell, in. It isn t a flattering ap
preciation, or a true one."
"It may be truer than you think.
Look here, Launt, I was youri fathers
friend, as I am yours, and he was as
madly infatuated, twice in his short life,
as you are to-day.. He left your mother
for La June's siven tmiles, How are
you to tell that you arc better than he?"
A dark red flush went swiftly over
the young man's face. All his life ho
had resented the wrong done to his
.mother, and laid it, along with his fath
er's last reckless act, to the score of the
siren, whom Madamo Farrington had
tauglit him to hate. ,
'-VVe will not bring my father's name
into discussion," he said, coldly. Then,
in a changed tone: "Killuth, you told
me onco that that woman was dead.
Do you know it beyond doubt?"
" As well as I know anything from
mere report. Sho died of yellow fever,
in Cuba, I believe."
"What became of her child?"
' "Her what?"
Latint told him of that incident of
the library, and Mr. Quest's proposed
"Is it not strange that it should have
happened before me?" he askeiL "I
had it on my tongue to tell him of her
death, but I found myself crowing s ck
and faint with the- recollections which
that namo brought, up. Mrs. Oliphant
fa;nted outright a moment after, and I
can't divest myself of the iuea that
something in the association had its ef
fect upon her,"
" Littlo wonder little wonder," said
Killuth, in what was for him a pitying
tone. , "You don't seem to know,
Launt, that it was Rose Sangerford
whom Roduey France jilted for that
creature La June. She consoled her
self for her disappointment, but tho old
love lingers in her memory yet, it would
seem. And apropos of the pusslon, what
does Madame Farr'ngton say to this
proposed alliance of yours?"
" What any fond female relative is
apt to say in such a case," smiled
Launt. "Has her fears for me, her
doubts if any match to be made bo good
enough for her boy, is doubly indignant
thut they aie not all ready to say 'yes,
sir, and thank you,' the moment I pro
pose. What is more to the point, she is
seriously thinking of coming North for
the summer. I stay, iu any event. I
doubt very much if I go home at all
until I go on my wedding-tour."
There arc in London ninety-three
recognized clubs having over nineteen
thousand members, who, on the aver
age, pay-an ' annual subscr'ptim ot
tairty-live d dlirs. The total income of
these clubs is estimated to reach $!),
000,000 a year. , , .. , ,
It 1- estimate 1 that the pawnbrokers
of New York City, collectively, have
fully SO.'HMOOO ol pledges' in their pos-Bc&s.on.
FACTS AST) FIGURES.
The Kothsrhild hold 400.000.'XX
of our bonds. A'. 1". Hun.
fIt Ih. estimated that 2.44.1148 acre
of school lands in Nebraska, if sold now.
wouia realize abwit 40,000,000. ,
Juhn-Jacob Atnr lina Iwinrrlit &
strip of ground eight Tnches whe on
fine strtfetii ssvw York,. for ifo.OOO.
That is at the rate of 7..r)(0 per foot, or
f S-'.'i.OOO for a thirty-foot front.
Last year over 25.1,000 pounds of
ostrich feathers were sent to England
from Cape Town, Africa, tho value of
the feathers being .r,400,OfiO. It is said
that the total is seven-fold what the
total was ten years ago.
, When, Washington was inaujniratetl
as President In 189 there were but
seven post-offices In the State of New
York. Now the State contains consid
erably over 3,000, or about 600 for one
of ninety-three years ago. Troy (N.
Bismarck'i bid of $1,000,000 casli
for the territorial capital of Dakota was
accompanied by a guarantee of respon
sible cititens that 160 acres of the tract
would sell for $8,000,000, making tho
bid practically $4,000,000 and 1G0 acre
of land. VMeaqn Ilemld.
Minneapolis is reported to shin an
nually, Leyond her local consumption,
1,650.850 barrels of flour, equal to 495,-2-25,000
loaves of bread, and the barrels,
if piled in a pyramid, would make a
square pyramid", with a base 800 feet
square and nearly 1,000 feet high.
Burdett-Coutts holds'$21,000.000 of
our 4 bonds, the Duke of , Sutherland
and Sir Thomas Brassey $5,000,000
each. Mrs: A. T. Stewart has $30,000,
000 of our 4 pnr cents Jay Gould $13,-
000,000. Vanderbilt onco held $50,000,
000, but last, winter he called a plumber
to repair a nan-inon spin in the waste
pipe of his bath-tub, and was obliged to
sell $13,000,000 of the securities, so he
only retains $37,000,000. Detroit Poif.
'The1 Youno; Worawn's-' Christian
Temperance Union, of Provldenee, has
obtained statistics showing that the
clergy costs the' country annually $6,
000,000; erlminals, $1,900,000; tobacco,
$40,000,01)0, and, rum. $100,000,000.
New York C tv snends c lai'v $10,000 for
cigars and $8,600 for bread. A man
chewing two inches of a plug of tobacco
daily will in fifty years consume more
than half a mile of tobacco one Inch
thick and two wide and costing $2,000.
rrovxaence iu ,u Journal t . .,
The fashionable New. York stores
employ from a hundred to five hundred
clerks, to whom are addod d essmakers
and other attaches, which add threefold
to the number. Siu-h employment can
not bo considered healthy, since the air
is often close and unwholesome, out
there is always a pressure to -obtain it,
and at present there are a hundred ap
plicants for eaeh vac:iny. Salesmen
receive from seven to twelve dollars a
week, while "heads of stock" fas they
are termed) ' rate from .eighteen to
twenty dollars. .These "howls" . have
charge of some specialty, and aro re
sponsible for its management. N. Y.
WIT AND WISDOM.
. The' plumber's motto Pay the pi
per. Ar. Y. World. '
The hen w:th a single chick makes
the most cackling, and the fewer ideas
a man has the more noise he makes.
' Did you ever notice how many v's
the Welsh use in their words? Anil did
it strike you that it takes a y's man to
read one of their newspapers. Chicago
Those who have tho power and
whose duty it is to suppress illeg-il and
vicious practices and do not do so, are
as culpablo as those engaged in such
practices. Indianapolis' Journal.
" I don't object to codlish as an oc
casional luxury," remarked Mr. Old
boarder at breakfast, '.'but for a steady
feed It's saltogethcr too briny for my
blood." But the landlord told him he
was too fresh. Burlington Hawkeye.
"My dear," said Rattler, at the
tea-table, looking up from his evening
paper, "this French-China trouble looks)
serious." Yes," answered Mrs. K.,
"Bridget broke the handle off the sugar-bowl
to-day but I didn't think
you would notice it so soon. Boston
It is related of Sydney Smith that
on entering a draw'ng-room in a West
End mansion he found it lined with
mirrors on all sides. Finding himself
rotlected In every direction, he said that
h6 "supposed he was at a meeting of
the clergy, and there seemed to be a
very respectable attendance." Chicago
"Ugh," exclaimedAdolphus, "this
butter is beastly salt, d'ye know ? I
can taste it on my mustache, 'pon hon
or." "My boy," replied Fogg, "let
mo congratulate yon; you'll be a rich
man una of these days; I'm glad to
know that you've begun to salt down
so curly in lite." Cincinnati Times.
"Mino frendt, dot's besser you
look pooly well oud. Dot gun vos load
ed, und ven he goes ott' he gicks like
der tuyfel." The gentleman thinking
to have sonie fun w th the German, re
plied: !'A gun cau't kick; it has no
legs." "Vat," said the store-keeper,
"he ' don't can gick? Yoost wait.' I
dell you somedmgs, und I gif you a
lecdle inflammations. I vas in der p'6h
ness, und I knows somed ng. A gun
don't sick mit its legs; it gicks mil iu
breeches. A7. Y. News.
John Br'ght, "alleged inventor of
celebrated Uiscase of uie kniueys,' is
the way an Omaha paper speaks of tlil
English Quaker statesman.