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A Reminiscence of Bar -arbor.
Three maidens went sailing anl daintiy ires
One bright summer day as the sun wenl
And for a rich yachtsnian och analh 'wat
While their mothers wtod '-ck'-:- ::
out of the town.
For maidens must marry and nhers art
And men to escape them strict watches must
Where the Harbor Bar is moaning.
Three 'vwthers stood anxiously out on the
se .1j
That Zgernoon as the sun went down.
And their words were sweet and their snales
were bland
As they covertly watched for the yachtsmen
For moers must work, and mothers nust
And all men are wary and not what they
Where the Harbor Bar is moaning.
Three SaIdens all seasick and ill as can be
CTwss evening then and the sun had go::c
Three yachtsmen, all laughing with ill-sup
pressed glee.
Were bringing those maidens rigbt back tc
the town.
For men will laugh, and women must wee4p,
And maneuvering mothers must sometiles
feel cheap
So good-by to the Bar and its moaning.
It was towards the close of a sultry
day in the latter part of July that I
0iind myself saunterincr, rather aim
lessly, out into the suburIs of ni native
Ihad chosen, as if by instinct, a
shaded avenue for mv stroll, and was
enjoying the little breath of air that was
playing idly with the dense sluggish
foliaa overhead, when I came unex
pectay -upon a little cottage situated a
little way from the road.
The giounds were tastefully laid out,
and there was a dainty bit of velvety
lawn in front and at one side of the
Involuntarily I paused to take in the
pretty picture,9an as I stood leaning
against the lawn fence, I caught the
sound of female voices. Then~ I (
cowered that they proceeded from a
omal grove at the side of the cottage.
There were four persons in the chat
se-ng group, seated almost out of sight
from where I had first stopped. There
was an elderly lady, and a young girl of
probably sixteen, and two young ladies
of about eighteen and twenty-two re
The elaer of the two was a blonde,
and though possessed of a fair face and
good figure, I dismissed her fron iny
scrutiny almost instantly as I caugh.
sight of the other. This one was a
study upon which my mind as well as
my gaze dwelt, to the exclusion of the
rest of the group.
She was of medium height-she was
the only one of the fair quartet standing
-perfect figure. rather inclined to slen
ernes, and with a face that would
always command more than a casual
It was the work of but a few moments
to take a mental picture of this charm
ing - and I also added to this crime
the theft of a bouquet of the odorous
Casting a lance at the pretty cottage,
Isaw a small piece of paper tacked to
a verandah pillar, upon which I deei
hered, with the aid of a glass. the fol
( legend, written in a small fe
male hand:
"To le't: enquire within."
Tmmediatelv I wanted to hire that
cottage. Not that I needed it, or had
any earthly use for it; but a sort of in
sane desire seized me to get possession
of the nest that held the beautiful bird,
under the ridiculous and~ illogical rea
soning, or rather lack of reason, that
the bird, of course, went with the nest,
in a business way.
I had put my hand upon the '~arden
gate. when I suddenly discoverA. lyin
jinon the verandah, a large New.found
land doo, who raised his mnssiv'e h.-ad
:,s4 loofed at mue inquiring'ly, andi I
ianeied, a little belligerntly.
I ihave a mortal horror of (dogs-that
~is, other people's dog-and particularly
3oose dogs. So I hesitated, and as I
saw no way' of attracting the atten- ion
of the group without shouting to thnm,
retreated like a coward. 'There was
Cave Canem written all over the house
for me, and even for a closer view of
the fair creature in the garden, I weuld
ottake the risk of the dog.
No; I would stroll out that way :iaai
the next day, and I would get Jenny,
my married sister, to come with me.
"To look at a cottag~e!" said Jenny im
astonishment, when I' asked her con
pany for this purpose. "What in the
world do yon mean?"
"Oh, it's such a lovely little nest.
thought rd secure it in ease I sinoul~
get married, or anything of that kind.'
"Don't you think it would be more I:'
the line of variety to secure the wif
first?" she asked.'knowing that I had
no~ in view as vet.
"it is asort of'Toodles idea." I ad
mitted; "but I'd like you to see it."
So we went; we saw, and I was con
quered. We cuquired within. Jenn.2
was captivated with the cottage ant
grounds, and I-there was only one soh:
tary object in the whole premises that.
saw sufficiently well to be able to de.
scribe it intelligently afterwards.
"Did you notice, Ned, how admirnola
the rooms connected, and how spae:
was economized everywthere?"
"I didn't notice particularly," I sait
rather abruptly, thinking only of th
rooms as connected with the super1
central fiure-Mary Anderson, as w.
learned Er name was--and of th<
economy of space only in the light o:
the immense space that there was a
present between us--Mary and me,
"And what a beautiful tint of browt
the cottag was painted!" she added.
"Beautiful, beautiful!" I said. lookmn
dreamingly out of the window, an<
thinking of the exquisitely lustron:
brown eyes.
N~edP" said Jenny suddenly, startm;~
-o 'tof a dream in which I was pic
tar-ag- myself and Mary as the occupant
of ~ ~tag, without knowing actualll
whether the house was painted brown o:
renor painted at all, for that mwAa-r
Ned, do you know I don't believe yo
,have the faiatest notion of hiring the
-house; nor do I believe you kuot
whether the cottage contains two room:
-or ten, or whether there was a front o:
-back door or windows to it."
I met her concentrated gaze of incred
ulity and her provoking smile with
As hi. -as. meant for an mmjre<
and md::-na' one: b't I felt that my
hy -.o I said nothing
.r bout it the'.
x Uw y o'ly I ela('psed lnce
J.. *jd'i ioned over the prei
is.,t'o -::er, nthr. snceJenn had
lA e he) over, while I had-but no
t:.v; d fys ,f'tr I was at the
T regoup)of femnale janitresses
.howed me over the house igain, the
elder .t, tl mother, pointing out to
me ' th 'naenieces aniOd praising them;
.m. . loo i always ,t Mary. who
.. -t'pr .it the holie.
d 1l th.' oid lady said about
he r:::. etc-., while Mv eves took in
iioth:n:.. nd my wonled Eeart assent
Icd *o noing exert _Mary and her love,
- io uo h of a fanilv have you,
i > i!1to1i: id Mr.s. Anderson inci
d l iehwxing tle neat bed
.tood in the upper hall surrounded
be th ree yotung idies, and the
nihr stoo at the (toor of the iront
Non :.t all," I replied thoughtiles.sly.
F pair; of astonished eves of var
ionts hius were fociusct'd upon me in
stan tuv.
Tht' -r4v ("es Of the elder woman
seemln.to~Pi'Cee my subterfuge. but I
turned to tie liquid brown eyes for re
lief to .ind Ii them a puzzled expression
-Thein you are contemplating nar
r:Ige? qutioned Mrs. Ander;on.
- ' I sa boIdly, still :i'-ing at
pretty M111ary. w') turili a:-.-, acer eves.
I think th-. lae wlt s-i m very
well," I addd mechan:callv. .'ni then
to mlyself: -it would be para~L-. f: r n:'
witlthat girl to share it!'
"And could you decide the matter
soon?* asked Nrs. Anderson. "It is
ge.ting to be quite annoying to have
so many people running in to look it
riust be. indeed." I replied. "She
i ncuds ime. of course, in the annoy
Iance" I mentally added. "I will take
the place," said I suddenly, with the
foolhardy reservation vividly in my
mind-,f Mary will remain and be its
'The latter had turned away from the
little group. but not before 1 had seen
the niserable tears start into the dear
eves. She was evidently pained at the
thought of leaving the pretty nest.
What should I do? "God knows I
don't want her to leave it," I thought.
I would take the wise sister into full
coniidence. and she would undoubtedly
pilot me through the trouble.
i Before leaving . had managed to add
anothier crime to my sins by stealing
from the center tabfe a daguerreotype of
Mary. just as she appeareT to me in the
ar den. dress. hair, and all. Iintended
Ifaithfully to replace it again upon the
table as soon as I could have a copy
-So you are deep in the mire. Ned,
=nd want me to help you out-eh?" said
I enny with a mock-serious face. "For
sliame! to conie to a woman, too. You
w'ho rofess such a contempt for their
sIsist an.C e."
I **t'a only a babe in this sort of busi
nes.- T confessed humbly.
--And, as a babe, of course, you need
a woman s tender care. You shall have
it. Ned. I'll do all I can for you. but
don't be foolish enough to suppose that
gir lie around loose, waiting~ to be
pic1.ed'up by the first man who comes
J unv was as good as her word. She
r, 'muiek and close acquamnta.ce wita
the . dersons~and through the reading
o certttfn cabalistic signs that wouild
have been unintelligible as Sanscrit to
me. had discovered that there was "a
possibility of success for me," she
I w'as surprised and delighted one
afternoon tolind Mary at my sister's
house when: I went there, and - I deter
mined to know my fate before she left.
"What a beautiful picture you would
make!"~ I blunderingly remarked, She
blushied like-a rose, but said nothing.
31y sis ~ter smiled approvingly and soon
fte left the room on some pretense. I
went over to where Mary was sitting,
and sai~d: "You will, no doubt, despisa
a thief: and a man who goes throtugh the
worl uttnder false pretenses. But such
iste iman before vout."
She looed surp~rised and shocked at
tis; but I drew fronm my pocket a faded
bt stl fragrut bunch of honeysuckle
ad held it close to the one she had
pinned upon her bosom.
--A very small theft, and readily for
given, she' said, smiling.
"The ar'~'e mates." I said; "that is,
th tiowers- wish theC owners were."
TI dep color beg: n to run riot in
her cheeks' now.
--~A h'ere,'' I said, '"is the poor sub
sitm fr-h- origin:d that I have also
.4toln anu'd kept close to my heart, as a
souvenir ot vou, 31ary," producing the
itre I ha.d taken from her. "And
besdes, I added. as she made no re
ply . save the silent tell-tale blushes
wiceh spok e volumnesto ir..y heartt "be
'ides, lI'usd false p~retenses. I (lid not
wan' 'n omuse when I -inouired with
i' av'ur home. It wtas only you that
I ' wait0d d I ha~Ve gone and made a
fool oft myself. I have got :s. Touse on
mym hand'. but I have nosif to occupy
--li t you tolid maimia that you con
teia.:.d :'ria't,." she suggested
bit'wa a -. l *ai the dark. I
i: d4 only yo -n vi..ary: and novw
'0, vWet.' nl con. t t to g0et me out
o tue scraip it would be all rirht yet."
idnt su -ihe woultd. but when
I'' c l c:resi::in;.- hand in
.: -ule -t.Wrm,.site put the
hiui.-im .myi hands and I
-. -' ..ew- togtherm: "i1ates now,
both' t- ilot, : msI teir owners."
We 0:r~e wem ve :.oi3rs. Anderson
about dnsi. antdi selml:
"We have decided to move into the
cott;;e as soon as it wa'~l be convenient
for votu."
"'e:" queried the o'!l-ady, fixing her
rey eyes upon01 me mqmurmngir,
" Yes," 1 renli-d: -- anm goon to be
married-that is, withm your consent," I
aded hesitatingly.
"Whtat has mv eonsent to do with it?"
she asked in sturprie.
"A great deal. It i~ your daughter
-Mary had gone ,'her imother, and
was nestling her head upon the mater
Is~ in : -- r -v . - I-"e
Par~~~an-:%" N.: r -- - e
sloop with sxe-:rd ' hor oy
the ism.3-:vo--l- Ihe
T ~ i . Ti- -. L-d- hn :-a : :210
h r - : . l iV.2 g n ' i-1w1
h:1 (I~
hid~cc co :nu*ch :.il- n a :!ste l
thouI h he a hu tm im nt
liRe tatr.:x a. H-.a' I th a
r wo !:I: 1. f . r
Ign,- h- pm l in :. h-n. to d her
ani incur. what -,* :: As h came
upove liv t ie (t- ie till thn
unkniown to himl - !.iLdhmw t
traditional n - 1 '
perado, and sl t t ., n cif
himuself :mdlt m . n answer
to Lord Jon' iThat
he was on :: n ' : : l at
Boston: vOd Ina r d* iim the
farer to carry tw) 7--V-.4 adone
ptir. I'h(r ) 1tv beke :t;c,-,tl h re
turntedl o- --cnt :i or'! r 1 6-mi ? G:
diner (4r .:: ! :: -, :.: ba c ckt the
island. T1-6M mri~ Kn e
sumntd it :- by sem'xer'z: 'hre a
reoue-st that mr U:bcO .on
board at on(e, -:.1 :- sheep with
im. This z .Ia 1- the ae
quanftanc:-.Gc-wdin.. mty :-': thcourht:
but he cownli T1icreupon Kidd
promptly ritienotl ::rcait:mee into in
timaer'ind att.ked hn f h could spare
a barrel of eer Ld J.1hn once more
proved neighorly. : fmoitd that he
oul spare the e1 er. smng two
of his men ashore . fetci it. While
waiting for i r:-trrn. I got out
front his cart . o damaged
Bengal nliEn.l - 'r.rn .Id vahited
fabric in its . r;-t - .0 wh tlc he I
pli into a ::t'nd r -quet G ar dnr
to take a a present to his wife. It Is
likely ennuih 'h: the cnptain, seeag
in hearty 1wd Jo.hn. 0- a r sucli
thnds l:rkucen so-e of h:cIty-Shil
ling rim. or three-d -ipouid Ma
delra to be ta,,td. amin. 't :any
rate.wareIcd i.i.1 p o ine.ed gener
osity ior -.n :b -.t :I quater of an1, hour'
ie prisen ted ] Lrd o. ",e 1;1e with
some nil'in for h's own use. W hen
the men cam back wit the barrel of
cider. 'ie ave thi four pi-evs of gold
for their troubA-. Furtherniore, after
wettngt r-ady to sa'i, he oiered to pay
for the cide: but Gnrd;ner protest(d
that he was suffi*ent.y r'warded by the
present to his wife. They parted at h't;
and Kidd. gallantly ring a salute of
four gunis, stood for Block Island.
--His purpose in lingering im these
waters was to get rid of his sucspciieIOus
freight before froing to Boston. buring
the .tar- near the island two New Yorz
sloops took ofi par: of his cargo; and
three days later lie rturned from Block
Isiand in compacny with anoih-r nefar
ious sloop. which relieved hinm of chests
contai..n1in rolate and gold and other
good<. This time Kidd again sent for
Gardiner and connin'ed to his charge
a chest. a box of gold.: buurile of quilts.
and four bales of goods. The box of
gold, as Ga-rdiner afterwards solemflnlv
eposed, was dti ed by it'.dd fxr Lord i
Bellonot. All 1 tr-asure and m1er
chandise was buried in somei, swampy
land near Cerrv larbor, besid' Home
gpnd, wvithin ac inile of t1.:e-'c~ maner-liee,
to be kept focr Kidd or his order
"-If l'enli fr it andlt it i- gone, Kidd
declared to Lord John, 'I ; wi tak~e your
head or your son's.
'An Ol1 Ieat."
Tere was one paithieticxneide.nt con
nected with the i.ht. A mnt~x namdtO
Clough had serve.d three year.3 in th:c
Eleventh Matssachusetts, andx Etad th
repttion of beinz ani e-xcellent soldieri
a favorite with both onh::orS and meni
and doing his duty faith fully in all po-.
sitions. At the exp~irtiion of his toric
he re-enlisted, and was given the eu
tomary fculough of thir-ty d:ays. Wheo
he returned to the regimen't li~s nate
seemed to be chainged. Fromt a cheer
ful, companionable mnani h becamne :
chronic grumbier, and at 1lt was gener'
ally recognized as a -be t. His o'.
corades bore his altered dispositie
for a while, butt finally he' wa-s let alou
with his growlings. 1His olitr. at I:.
sspectd hint of a determniton to .
When his comlpanty star -d into at Iighlt
tlhe question would be. "Wthereoi
Cough?" and lie generilly had to bV
hunted up and ordered im.o th'- r-tnk.4
On this occasion hie was severely wound
ed, being shot twice. Hie wras br-orghl:
out on a stretcher. which his lieuxtenan
had sent in for him. and while wvaitice
for an ambulance the oiir went up t..
the wounded man. With a return co
the old-timte lire, Clough said, -Lieuten
ant, have I done myc duty?" "Yec.
Clough, like a maxn:" to which hec 1-c
plie'with a touch of bitterness: "-Won
der if the' boys are eni:~ iid with ikl
danend okl' uLes now?" The bo:4
crowded ar-ountd antd tried 1to encLouratt
him. no0w ashamed of their former chas
fng, and he smiled faintv and said
"Good-by, bovs." as they 'earried himi
awv. 'That night the tired, broke!
body wats otut of pain, and - -Od CGoug'
was be:.ond the praise ccr blame~c. of hu
man jt'dgment.-The Statc.
No Show for the Hairpin.
The wife of an engineer on the Wecst
Shore Railroacd. a mocst agreeabl~e little
woma,. wexnt to New York yesterday
hopping. anid came up on the train of
hic~h her husband drives the engine.
At Newbrghi s:h took a sea t in the en
gine and rode front titer.' to Kingsr.ton.
'or that distance the train rs wvith
reat sp-edc. at inter-1vals fully a. ile a
iinute- When': shet reachied tis city
her friends, who wetre th."r t'o 'st her,
n a hco-us u:re'.cd: "a ca. nowa did
yoi ec .v t?" -(4t:- said she "it wa s
ipendd. rea:l exeitig. but i haven' a
airi ini ty hax:ir.' Thce j.ar ei th
nvine had a a alte airpinsc out.
s that her hai~r xxcunuonx hon ;ulcders.
he sas she don'1t wondera th eng-ine.
usually kee-p their hair eut a -da
rabbit" fashion.-Kingston (l. Y.)
A Mlysterious Snore from a Body-A
Str:arc- Experience.
"I have be'n for the past fifteen years
engang-ed at my present business and I
need not tell you it is not one of the
most pleasant occupations in the world.
I have had some terribh> experiences
during that time. and if I were to relate
sone of them to You you would not think
them credible. 1 spend most of the day
and night with these 1dead bodies, and
now ili at I have grown accustomed to it
I do not mind it much." The speaker
was Prof. James Walsh. superintendent
of the dissecting-room in the New York
University Medical College. and the
arwe~r (was given in reply to the re
portcr's query. . The professor con
'If von wish to hear an experience I
had. let me see. about fifteen years ago,
I have no objection to telling you. but
follow me up and I will show you the
very spot where it occurred, andperhaps
it will help to refresh my memory some
The reporter followed the professor up
a long winding stairway until he came
to a door which was locked. The pro
fessor took from his pocket a key. and
h- -gapplied it to the lock,the door flew
op n disclosed a long, wide room,
in which lay upward of two hundred
"cTdavers" placed upon marble slabs.
The stench that came from this room
was of the most inde-scribable character,
and the reporter instinctively drew back
to catch his breath.
-This is the dissecting-room," added
thie professor, "and it gives you some
idea of the character of my work. it is
here I spend my day and night, and you
will at once admit it is not a very pleas
ant way to spend one's existence. It is
over there. just at that slab toward the
left, that the experiences occurred which
I will now relate.
"I was then a new man, and did not
feel quite at home as much as now, and,
though it is well nigh fifteen yea-s since
it happened, it was so forciblyi mpressed
upon my mind at that time that I shall
never forret it. The students had all
gone, and I was alone in the dissecting
room. The hour was about 12 o'clock
and I had remained to fix up the cada
vers for the morrow. The associations
connected with this place at such an
hour are enough to fill the mind of a less
nervous person with apprehension.
About two hundred dead bodies lay on
the slabs all around, and at that time a
screen hung from the top of each slab
to the ground so as to conceal the debris
during the day. Not a sound broke the
stillness of the dissecting-room, not a
ripple ran through the big building,
when all at once. as I stood near the
slab, I heard a loid snoring sound pro
ceed from a cadaver.
"I could feel the throbbing of my
heart. and I stood rooted to the ground.
I could not move if I tried, and the
muscles of mv feet seemed to give way
under me. The cadaver raised himself
up on his back and looked and grinned
at me in a most agonizing manner. A
cold sweat ran all over my frame. I
seemed to be lifted off the ground, and
in another moment I was thrown pros
trate on the floor. I never believed
much in ghosts, but at that time I could
not explain this extraordinary pheno
-I lay in that position I know not
how long, but anyway when I recovered
consciousness it was morning, and the
liht was streaming in through those
windows. With the return of day I
plucked up fresh courage and went up
to ascertain the cause of my scare of the
previou; night. The cadaver lay in the
very~ sam positbi in which it h'ad been
~laced~ by me, and I put my hand on
the face and found the coldness of death
there. I raised up the cloth that cov
red the lowver part of the slab and there
found the cause of my feeling of the pre
vious night. A student lay on his back
on the floor in a profound slumber,
sleeping ofl the eff'ects of the night's de
bauch. This ait once explained the
whole secret awvay, and the nerv'ous
prosration~ I experienced was wholly
due to my ardent imagination. I got
over all that, however, and now I inves
tigate the cause of any unusual noise
sinee that nighLt Of course you can
readily understand the nervous pertur
bation was wholly induced by th
strange noise that was produced in that
place at such an unseasoniable hour,
and that explains away my feelings with
regard to the erect position the cavader
was supposed to assume. Such an ex
traodinar-v occurrence might result
fatally in rimnyv cases, for the nervous
sstei in one who is a firm believer in
supernatural visitations would receive a
shok from which it would never in all
probability radlv, and I have known
many peo'ple whlo wvere rendered insane
by just such an occurrence. It was a
lsson to me. however, that I will not
readily forget. So much tor my first ex
periencee in a dissecting-room. "-N. Y.
A Liv ing Barometer.
It is a well-known fact that several of
our smaller animals are so sensitive to
'halges from heat to cold, and from dry
to moist that they foretell those charges
amtie time in advance.
Inl the Sm ith soniani Institution's list
of animals valuable to man, the tree
Loadl is mentioned as an excellent wea th
errphlet, an~d I can testify to its po..er
of foretelling the change in the weather.
I have in my possession a paper-weight
in the formi of a bronze frog supporting
on i5s back a glass tube with a bulb at
the bottom. Some months ago I was
fortunate enough to catch a tree-toad,
and having heard of his ability as a
weather-prophet, I put him in'to my
o'lass tube and made from matches a
miil ladder so that he could
climb up or down within the tube. I
soon found that the approach of a
change in the weather was always
noticed by the little pr-'soner, who
climbed toward the top whenever the
air grew moist or before rain, and as in
variably descended toward the bottom
of the tube in advance of the coming of
dry weather.--St. Kicholas.
When the king of Portugal was in
Enlndl Quee'n Victor:a presented Ed
win L:and'seer to; his majesty as a painter
whose works she had been collecting.
.A, Sir Edwvin." e:-elaimed the king,
"delighted to miake yone acquaintance.
I w- maym very fend oif beasts."
The Latest Suggestions About
If the observation cf social waltzing
in New York and Europe for more than
forty years proves anythinz whatever,
writes Allen Dodsworth in "-Dancing and
its Relation to Social Life," it is that
the method of holding which is pre
scribed below is to-day, as at the begin
ning, adopted by all who may be no
ticeable for refined manners and move
ment. The gentleman approaches the
ladv. offering his left hand-one who is
an fait will at the same time make a
slight inclination to bow. The lady
places her right hand in that of the gen
tleman, who then extends his right arm
in a direct line to the side, the forearm I
bent so as to form an acute angle. In
this angle the lady will plaeo herself,
with the center line of the person oppo
site the line of the gentleman's right
side, both persons on parallel lines, not
forming an an le. In this position
each will be loo -min over the other's
right shoulder, andby the lady turning
her head slightly to the left the effect of
the group will be greatly improved, and
prevent all possibility of taking each
other's breath, which7is rarely pleasant,
and in the case of a youno man directly
from the use of a meerschaum is "posi
tively horrid," as many ladies have re
marked. The lady, if not too short,
places her left hand, hooked, upon the
gentleman's right shoulder, the fingers
appearing in front. The right hand of
the gentleman should rest very gently
on the lady's back, as near the waist as
possible, so as not to remove the up
ward pressure of the elbow directly un
der the lady's shoulder, as this is the
lady's support and must be held with
sure but gentle firmness. The hand on
the back should rest very lightly, and
on every possible occasion should be
slightly raised, so that the air may pass
between, as in some cases the close con
tact induces perspiration and may leave
its mark upon the lady's dress. Both
persons should be slightly bent forward
from the hips upward, so that the shoul
ders may be on y three or four inches
apart, the distance increasing down
ward; this leaves both parties free in
their limbs, so that any contact of per
son or knees may be avoided, and
should be so avoided as a most serious
mistake. The gentleman's left hand,
holding the lady's right, should be ex
tended downward in a line with the
body, the hands three or four inches dis
tant from the person, the arms forming
a gentle curve from the shoulder down
ward. No weight is placed upon this
arm; all the guiding and changes must
be governed by the elbow under the
lady-s arm. It will be found that this
grouping will be perfectly modest in
appearance, no more contact of person
occurring than in a lady's taking a gen
tleman's arm for walking'. In conclu
sion, let it be remembered that purity of
thought and action may be as conspicu
ous in waltzing as in any other situa
tion of life; that the gross waltz grossly,
the vicious viciously, the refined and
innocent innocently and in a refined
Fashionable Dress in Java.
A lady who has been visiting in Java
writes to the Missouri Repubtican: As
soon as we got to the house our hostess
provided us with "sarvengkabaya" to
put on. This is the native dress of the
country, and is worn by ladies all
through the heat of the day, being
light and cool. It consists of two parts;
the "sarvena" or skirt is about four
yards wide, in one piece, with one seam.
It is drawn tightly around the waist
without a wrinkle, and folded over iIn
front in one or two great folds, and tied
on by a sash. There are many kinds of
"sarvengs," almost every district hav
ing some special way of making and or
namenting them andl waere a stranger
would see no difference, a connoisseur
at a glance distinguishes between a Ba
tavian. Samarang, or Solo pattern.. In
some places they are woven, sometimes
with gold or silver thread, in'others a
rich pattern traced in wax on fine
cotton or silk. The process is called
"battiok", and these are the fmnest.
Sarveng-making is a great industry
amona' native women, and they are
of alI" prices, from one or two guild
ers to fifty and sixty. The wives
of chief and high born natives make
them as a pastime to use themselves or
give away, and often trace a story or
legend on them. One such I saw repre
sented in a most intricate pattern, the
tree of life and its branches. The
"kabaya" or jacket is made on the na
tive pattern, and would not, I fancy,
find much favor in Paris and New York,
but it is loose and comfortable and in
keeping with the eastern looking dress.
Finally the feet are bare, but to keep
them off' the ground slippers are used
just for the toes. The slippers are ex
quisite in beauty and finish, and must
excel even those far-famed crystal slip
pers of Cinderella's, which we dreamed
about and envied in our childhood.
They are madeo of velvet or satin of any
color, rie~y embroidered with beads
and sii'r or gold thread in close pat
terns of leaves or birds and finished off
with' hio'h gilt heels, which tap, tap,
cheerfufly as one walks about these
silent Indian houses. The embroidery
of these slippers is done chiefly by Chi
nese women. We could not at all man
age this dress at first, and my sister and
I insisted on putting on the sarvengs on
pushing all the fullness to the back, and
in this way making them look like ill
made under-petticoats, and quite spoil
ing the picturesqueness of the dress,
How Mr. Hendricks Wished to Die.
Mr. Hendricks died as he wished. "'I
recollect,"' said Major Stealey, a person
al friend of the Vice-President, "when
Senator Morton was dyinog in Indianap
olis. For three dlays and thr-ee nig'hts
he lay in indescribable agony. Standing
under the window of niis house we
cculd hear him from time to tinie shriek
out. It was almiost more than one could
bear to listen. About that time I was
talking of this caise with Mr. Henidricks
and he dwelt for some time upon the
different kind of deaths. Hie thought
this long sufferinig was greatly to be de
plored aund said he did not believe he
would die in that way; he thougtht that
~when the time camne he would go quick.
'If I have one wish~ above all others in
this world,' said lie, 'it is that I may be
spared linogering agony and that I may
is enya. Y&ehnd his wish."
An Episode in Which Morocco and rhls
Country Take a Hand.
One dull afternoon in the month of
September last year, Abraham. a hand
some young Jew, presented himself at
our oilice, and stated that lie was about
to sail that evening for America. where
he had previously resided for some time,
thereby becoming an American citizen.
The object of his visit was to so.icit our
assistance in drawing up a power of at
torney in favor of a friend, also an
American citizen, in whose hands he
desired to leave his interests at home
during his absence. The document was
duly signed and -witnessed, and the
vouth that same afteinoai left his n:
live shore to seek lys forwmie in the. far
off land of his adoptiotf. . 0 .
After the lapse of a f;We gantls the
friend who held the power of attorney
called to ask our advice tnder the fol
lowing circumstances: Abraham, before
he left, had fallen in love with a pretty
Jewess maid named Leah. and pro
posed to make her his wife; but as she
was the daughter of a poor widow with
other children, and as Abraham had to
seek his fortune in a foreign land. it
was agreed that they should become be
trothed and wait until Abraham earned
the means of providing a home. Leah
and her mother thought that when she
Was out of sight Abraham might change
his mind, or that some fair stranger
might steal away her lover's heart: It
was therefore deemed advisable that she
should bind him to his enoagement in a
bond of $400 and when the matter was
proposed to him lie said he had no ob
jection, provided the bond was made
equally binding on either side, which
was accordingly done, and each was
duly bound in a penalty of $400 to be
true and faithful to the other. Sureties
were found on either side, the surety of
Leah being one Moses, who made light
of his suretyship.
Scarcely, however. had Abraham
reached his destination when a rich Jew
from Algiers visited our city, and went
to the Jewish schools, iii which Leah
was employed as a teacher. He was
much struck by her modest demeanor,
as well as by t'he ability which she dis
played in the discharge of her duties.
einquired who she was and soon af
terward called upon her mother and
proposed to marry her. The widow told
him of Leah's engagement and bond,
but the ardor of his love was only in
flamed the more by these difficulties in
the way of his desires. He reasoned that
Abraham would soon forget her, that he
might die or fail in his attempts to ac
quire a fortune, and that she had better
secure a home and a fortune when she
had the chance. In short, he generous
ly offered to provide for the whole fami
ly and pay the penalty of $400 besides.
Leah at last yielded to the tempting of
fer, and the pair presented themselves to
Rabbi Mordecai Ben Geo for the purpose
of making the necessary arrangements
for the marriage. The rabbi objected,
on the ground that, to his certain knowl
edge, Leah was betrothed to Abraham.
Thev new lover was not to be thus
balked, and lost no time in securing
passages in the French steamer for Oran
for him and Leah. together with the
whole family, and a few days later they
steamed away to the cast, after, it is
stated, having deposited $400 in the
hands of the rabbi. Abraham's father
appealed to the rabbi, who said that
nothing could be done until he received
a power of attorney from his son, and
then the father called upon Abraham's
friend to ask advice, and, to his joy
found that he held the very document
he required. With this they both re
paired to the house of the rabbi, who
looked at it, and to their dismay pro
nounced it useless because it was written
in the English language.
The United States consul and consul
general were appealed to, but said that,
as it was a matter of Jewish law, the
question must be left to the discretion
of the rabbi. Negotiations wvere then
entered into withi Moses, who comipro-.
mised the uiatter by the payment of half
the bond-viz.. 820;0, We have not yet
heard whmat cinct has been produced up
on the mind of ALraham, but they say
that a candle is never so easily lighted
as when it has just been put out, and
perhaps in a mail or two we may hear
that Abraham is on his way home to
choose another of the fair mnaidens of
Tangier.-Morocco Timecs.
Many of the old railroads im the
South in existence in 1l80 have~ been
purchased since by syndicates and vast
ly improved and cemended so ams to de
velop new 'm:rr or muake new con
nectious. . Besides this, however, nmanv
millions of dollamrs have beecn expe~nded
inl buiing ne~w roaids, and a wn.ru
impetus has been given to the d.velop
ment of the resource.; of thL mih. The
increase ini miilefa;e aloine in [ive years
has been j.:323 miles. Th~e smallest in
crease of any state has been in Mary
land-fortv-two miles--and South Car
olina comes next ini smallness wi-hm 136
miles. Virginia shows an inwcase of
794 miles, which is exceeded by only
two states, Texas anud Arkausci'.
New York milk-dealers comuplair. that
the farmers water their milk "just as
much as it will stand to come within the
limit of the law, so that the hard-work
ing city dealer has no room for further
No Well Cleaning. Cheap i Darable?
T. C. Scte
I w-L:very Stabe in connection. Feb 25
WMs Shepherd & Go.,
-o -
Tinwares, House Furnishing Goods,
Potware, Kitchen and Stole Utensils.
Wr Send for Price List and Ciren
Ni Mry r l M iy Factory,
W. A. Reckling,
Portraits, Photographs, Ste
reoscopes, Etc.
Sept 16
Manufacturers of
Tobacco & Cigars,
And Wholesale Liquor Dealers.
co1Lmznb1a, S.; C.
V.1H. FISHER, Prop'r'.
I respectfully call to the attention of r he
Farmers ot Clarendon the fact that I la ve
secured the Agencs for the Corbin I ek
Harrow, Planet Jr. Hiorse Hoe and Cuiri
vator, Johnson Harvester and the Co,!i
nental Reaper. I have one of each of t Lin'e
instrumentS for disnlay at my stables, :,,d
will take pleasure in showing and explain'
ing their utility. No progressive farmer
can afford to do without these implements.
W. K. BELL, Agt.,
Apr15 Manning, S. C.
Notice I
I desire to call to the attention of the Minl
Men and Cotton Planters of Clarendon,
that I have secured the agency for this
County, for the DAN!IEL PRATT RE
VOLVING HEAD GIN. Having use.d
this Gin b r several years I can recommend
it as the best Gin now in use. Any infor.
maton in regard to the Gin will be cheer
fully given. I can also supply the people
of Clarendon with any other machinery
which they may need, at the lowest prices.
Parties wishing to pturchase gins will find
it to their interes: to eive their orders early.
May 5 Maninig, s. C.
F. B. HATNswoaTH,. Sumr r,'C
Attorney and Counsellor at
DAImNING, s. C, jann1
3. E. SCOTT,
Attorney and Counsellor at
MAN'i!NG, s. C. feb.25

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