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rrnTUrn? H11WTn)7T7nrr) nrKTrTTTrnTrrh tyt THiirrTTTcnriTn TXT IhM U7 PAGES. Part Two. .5 TO 8. Vol. VI Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, Saturday, September 12, 1896. No 257 i OF BEAUTY. urNFENOWNEDTHE WORLD WOMEN FEN" nupLNESS OVER bW . ....L.tinf Intra I ttaa Vm '"" " ........... r.rl.la. ttM",, (Special Letter.) HE rooent tragic deuth of the Baron ess lie Valley in Franco aroused widespread com ment, especially among those who knew that she was in her day one of the most elegant aud most brilliant women In Europe. Tie memory of such persons goes back L the day. when there were many LaTnKV"''tieS. and In many French 25 Tories are now being retold of Physical and intellectual charm, these witty and attractive women. From the portraits of some of these famous woman, it la not difficult to Bee .wt tv inP,-nri of .homage paid ,o them by the public, and that the and artist who glorified them m in a measure justified iu so do- 0f Mme. Tallieu. who by her second marriage became Countess of Caraman Princess of Chimay, Arsene Hou- htcmvm rather brusquely: "A hlsto ,'ainf the realistic school would think -if t.m ipnt to describe her as i!n- Ace. 20 years; birthplace. Ma drid; no property; reside at Versailles; h.it-ht four feet eleven Indies; nair. ..... ovpIimiwh. iilso brown; hazel (jts, medium mw, small mouth, round hin." Lamartlne is more poetic. He inures us that "the fire of the south, the languor of the north, and the nat- wal eracp of Frenchwomen were unit cdlnher person and made her a living s'Miio nf beaut v." Cassagnac says. "All our contempories admit that Mme Tallinn was a woman of marvelous hrauty. In her were united those two aualities so rarely found together- extreme beauty of expression and exquisite grace, imposing majesty and seductive elegance." Eulogies of a similar strain were showered on Pauline Borxhese. the tecond sister of Napoleon 1. whose mar W statue, now the property of the quern of England. Is one of t'anovas' celebrated niastornioees. and whose kauty was so perfect that an artist cuild. It is claimed, with propriety rrewn with her lovely head the body o! a Wnus. The praises of Mine. Uecainler were s'.me by Benjamin Constant, and n brilliant picture he gives us of her bghtnesK of movement, her expressive yes, her abundant hair, her white shoulders, her good taste and her harm of conversation. Another queen of her day was the Duchess do NemoiiM. "An excessive timidity was lir only drawback." nays the U.ron linbert de Paint Amaml. "Her voice could hardly be heard, so much did she tremble while speak ing; nT tine qualities did not easily Wonie known. ?o reluctant was she to push herself to the front. The quern, however, quickly learned to appreciate hr. ami their u fleet Ion became ever Mionger from year to year. The duch fs was the joy and consolation of her hits-band, and when she died, sudden ly, on November 1, 1S.17, his despair as profound. Not a beauty of them all, however, Ifcame ;is notable as Mile, de Montljo. who subsequently acquired a world wide reputation as the Empress Eu Rfnle. Hearken to Arsene lloussayc's eloquent words: 'A figure perfect as though molded by a sculptor! She was 'he Diana of the imperial forests. At Complete was di not the most dar ing huntress? Her beauty improved "self on ull the ladles of her court, from the highest to the lowest. After MADAME HECAM1ER. .... "a'ng been the muse of the festival) l the Tuilerles he became the Muse Vl t'tiarlty." Among the beauties of the French capital the Countess Merlin occupied 'rout rank. In her salon, too, Son fl , Mlibran ang together for the iime. "Hers Is n resplendent wauty," bj8 a vnronlclc of that time. ,. lor'y ml royal head towers above "morn that dare to show Ihem . 8 eside her. Just as the sun In jar laylRht puts to shame the light latnpa and torches If 1 upia a woman I would regard the Counters J"nin With niVA nn,1 T -nli1.t Mmnrt s far away from her n possible, ap bom III nllHiil'liln a II,,.. onm f.vl 11111. Ill " ''. Xlfn. indeed, h.i tho t,il,Thlii,.Bv. nn. harness that women of the south have ',1 'nat comes to them from the first of the un. Beautiful nhe Is. In "ln. from he,j ,n fotlt W the lovely pr,.,MH Mathilda Ar HouM.y, " trU0 prlncr u so well doe her heraldhj and lip ::ltii Olympian head bear its crown. Style wit and kindness are reflected in this figure, so well worthy of marble. In deed, more than one handsome bust has been fashion! in her honor. She U a true Napoleon from her thoughtful brow to her despotic chin." The charms of the great slnrs Henrietta Sontag and Marla-Felklu Malibran, have been admirably depict ed by Arnaud de Pontmartln. He says: "The contrast between these two ex quisite women was so striking that a perrect harmony was the result. Mile. Sontag was a faultless specimen of the Germanic type of beauty, such as we dream of. but never find. The ideal, the dear Ideal, of our youth, vague as a dream, sweet as the caresses of a sister, cold as the dew of April, pure as Himalayan snows, timid as the bird which we surprise in its nest, and which escapes from us, leaving In our hand a feather from Its wing; melan choly as an instinct of a storm In the midst of the splendors of it spring morning, the ideal revealing Itself In the most delicate form and singing with a heavenly voice as I recall the Sontag of my earliest recollections." Quite as triumphant a rival was Mme. Pasta, to whom Talma Bald: "Madame, you realize the Ideal of vih'ch I have dreamed; you posses? MI. I.E. MARS, the secrets which I have not ceased to look for with ardor ever since a the atrical career has been open to me, ever since I have considered the fic unity of moving human hearts as the supreme object of art." Stendhal's words are not less enthusiastic. He says: "After leaving a performance by Mme. I'asta one can remember nothing but the extreme and profound emotion caused by her. Her voice is not of ex traordinary timbre, it has no surpris ing flexibility; hers is simply a true song which comes from the heart." In this list of beautiful women must ilso be included Emilia Louise de Heauharnais, Countess de Iavaleuo, who showed such raie courage in ef fecting the escape of her husband from the conciergerie and whom Louis XVIII. eulogized in these words: Countess de l.avalette is the only one iniong us who has done her duty. Ac cording to a chionicler of that day she whs noted for her rich black hair and her expressive blue-black eyes. Another famous beauty was the Countess Cuiccioli. who r.:;s iern im mortalized by Lord Myron and by Al fred de Musset. Myron says of her: She Is charming, very blond and wltu fairness of complexion rare in Italy. It is not the English blond, but rather that of Swollen and Norwny. Ht figure, too, particularly the bust. Is of rare beauty." Musset alludes eloquent ly to Hvron's nassion for this lovely woman, and I-uly Mlesslnglon also draws a graphic picture of her. Mile. Mais, the renowned comedl- . 1 .. I . ( ,l,.,lr.pu In enne, also nan a hum ii"" her dav. According to them she was as nearlv perfect as possible and they dwell at length on the glories of her uhniidant hair and en the rare charm of her smile. Her voice was clear and weet. and in her complexion th my and the ros vied with each other for mnsterv. Her manners were elegant and her native coquetry was said to be potent enough to enchant all who ven tured to come within Its Influence. T l'rotrt Crclltt' Vy a npnt little device has been Invented .ipntPd bv E. D. Atwater. of Cleveland, especially for the protection of cyclists from the annoyance or oust u nr wind. It consists of a very hn- pie attachment Intended to be fastened mm,, the Inner side of the rider's cap. This small metal support, when in use. projects downward to a point just be t.p..n the evebrows of tho wearer. Vpon the lower extremity is a small clip to i.t.i n.n ..eelases. which are sup plied with the outfit, and which are of Lplain glass. These may in . r - v . . . .. it. ..i.t.r-'a nnn lenses. If he niaceo oy m- " . . lo tr.mlllei WHO l"""r" u-un not In use the Invention folds i,,,t, ,.nier the visor. Slightly dark ened or smoked gland affords ample ...t in., from the glare of the sun The Mrong olnt in this Invention lies In the Tact that, whetner mr fr protection r from necessity, .i.... tuv where they are put and do not lolt off They 'cannot come off unless the cap comes off with York Journal. them. New mrrwlielmtnit ArBiimenU. Two well-dressed boys had come cut ,0 the street to Play horse. They had a cay little harness, hung with bell that tinkled softly. Then- was a M-puleUlonhlrhon-i-ho.ild drive. One f the boys less strong than he other, but he won his point by diplo- ""you must be the horse. Tom," ho Kald -because we are going to play truc'khorse. and you are very strong. I must be the driver because your fa- her isam'.nis'.urami The m'abd.r's son put on tno i.r nesx-New York rime. CAVALRY LASSIES. SALVATION ARMY GIRLS BEGIN A CRUSADE. Will tarry Ilia ;otp.l Into ilia Komota KrKiom of Iiin.ylanlM, Maryland nil DaUwara l'v ( Ircni IJueen Among The iu. IX Salvation Army lassies of Maltl more have formed a cavalry brigade and aro eoon to begin to spread the gospel through Mar) land, Penn sylvania and Dela ware on horseback. In the charges up on the hosts of sin these gallant women warriors wlil be led by Capt. Blanche Cox, an equestrienne who won the plaudits of multitudes by her daring horseback riding In pink tights In a one-ring circus Borne years ago, says the New York World. For several weeks tho lassies have been learning to ride. That was not bo very difficult, as the war horses are gradu ates from street car Unas with not enough spirit even to attempt to buck or act unruly. It was at the first dress parade that the lassies had trouble. Accustomed all their lives to the jingle and clack of bells the horses did not know quite how to act when they heard the lively tlng-a-ling of tambourines and the strumming of banjos. Some of the horses tltought It was a signal to go ahead and others regarded the bounds as a command to stop. A horse trainer, however, gave the animals a course of Instruction bo that they now are quite the equal of Sev enth cavalry mounts as far as discip line Is concerned. When the captain plays on her banjo the opening bars of "Break Away, Break Away from Sin!" the horses know it means "Col umn four, guide right!" The weird pen lag melody of "Hallelujah" means rbaree. and the soothing strains or "Kick out the Devil" is understood by " ' V r- I the horses to mean "Halt for Sing ing." i...i,u nrenmnany me i.vs- Mie Idimi'- " - - Sie to look after the animals, wall wagon, carrying supplies A n,tnr nnsters. Hiiiuiiiw.i."" 81ms. will constitute the wagon train. pretty uniform has been cnosem The poke bonnet Is encircled by a yel low ribbon, the distinctive color o United States cavalry. The blue shirt wa st is the same pattern as that worn bv Sa ration Army Infantry, but the SlrtT-a regular riding habit-Is of light material. A bicycle corps, to fight the devil. Is oAnuUlnChelsea-theHoboken p.oston-under the direction of the Rev. J. F. Hazel. The Idea. Mr. Hazel sain, came to hlmM an inspiration from Cod. crouns of three or more riders will JVrom town to town preaching the Each group w n- . -; , ke nleme, with the 14 ; m rules for the holding of meet- public places. receive no compensation for U0T 111 The cyclers will be up tUHed bv the free-will offerings of K r hirera. Hnmmocks and light oollng t,.ensils will be taken long tnd the life will be mostly an m..w. OINelther bloomers nor short skirts will be tolerated. Whether eastern people will refuse to listen to evangelists who preach iu rwcvcle garb.Is a question, but the ev-(,-,ence of Dr. Haves C. Frenrt, of Pan Francisco. In that lino, l. lrter-e-tinK Dr. French. whll rldlnR by Bethlehem church, deildcd to attend service. He wore knickerbockers and a heater. As he entered the church the pastor Invited him to make an ad ;,rP Dr. French accepted and his nppenranco In bicycling costume In the pufpit mildly .hocked the coniwa. tien. iff MILADY IS MILKING COWS. ! tits Ijitoat Fart In 8xUty Nol and Fetching. Society's latest fad, If we may believe report, eays milady Is milking cows for aruusemeut and charity. Bays the New Y'ork Herald. At a certain fashionable country Beat the hostess, who U much Interested In parish work, Invented, cr rather Inaugurated, this fad for chari table purposes, with the result that bo clety has taken It up and for the mo ment the llolstcins and other breeds of cattle are wondering what on earth la the matter. Bazaars may net consid erable for tho church, but to see dainty daughters of Bocicty In picturesque ooMume or evening dress Bitting cn the lawn milking a gentle-eyed cow Is so great a novelty every man for miles around will come and buy a glss of milk for sweet charity's sake, thereby swelling the receipts for milady' pet work. What the cows think of it can not be recorded. Their expression would lead one to suppose thef feel highly honored. Milady's tapering fingers and deft manipulation of their udder does not lead them to suppose Bhe Is not an expert, nor can It bft tald she Is not. As eoon as milady 1 in terested, languid and Indolent n& she may seem, whatever I a fad with her will quickly be learned. It was with seme trepidation, however, tho.$ the milking of cows began. Every time the cow looked around or swltchei her tall milady grew frightened and ex pected the pail to be kicked over. On one or two occasion this did harun, to the great amusement of tho perstns who stood around. We nhall hear of Innumerable lawn fetes, where ttte principal feature will bo the milking of cows by Eoclety women this summer, and many a flirtation, carried on over the milk nail, will later on terminate in an engagement in the conservatory There is nothing more bewitching than two rounded arms, bared to the elbow two roRiiifth eyes glancing up at you. a sensitive mouth smiling at you. and then you are lost It may be milk you are drinking at $3 a glass.hut you don't oare. Milady sometimes wears n milk ing costume of Dresden shepherdess de- SALVATION ARMY LASSIES ON HORSEBACK. sign, and then she Is like a picture. Two or three girls whose houses are nd joining had the cows brought up near the veranda and while milking them kept "P a fi'-e of conversation iibout the current ;vci.t In society. Another time six society women de voted a morning to the "art" or milk ing. Six cows were led on the lawn and six men. who were experts, taught their mistresses how to milk. What a sight for the bystander! In dainty n.nslin gowns, large picture hats, the milkmaid of noclety cuts a dah, astdie ilfceH in everything. r'.tliihlt 111 WUn for Mony. A harem is now on exhibition In Berlin. A Perlsian pasha, who was bankrupt, was Induced to sacrifice his ideas of the proper seclusion for a Ma hometan family for a consideration, and he has moved his goods and chat tels lo Berlin, where they may be in ppected by the curious. The house has been arranged so that without disturb ing the Inmates their home life can b seen. The pasha exercised good judg ment In tho si lection of his wives and many of them arc of rare ln-anty. There are a score of children, ranging from 4 to 16 years, and a dozen female servants. Many of the wives are ex cellent musicians and play the piano and sing remarkably well. They n!so do line need lev oi l;. They have be come accustomed to the stares of strangers and pursue their usual house hold vocations as unconcernedly ns If In Persia. The phow will visit all the large cities in Europe nnd may come to America. New York World. Ill AntlrtT. Bank President I understand that you are not only a Rood book-keeper but a prominent member of the church? Applicant Yes, sir; but I hope that won't count against me. New Y'ork World. The flower In a New Jersey church yard are cared for entirely by the Ju nior Christian Endeavor society. WHY PERSIA IS PEACEFUL Malniunxdani Ar Not AhmiiIM Thar Thy Arc F.Uewharfu Communications from Persia explain the remarkable quietude of the people and the absence of the usual attempt at rioting and assassination, notwith standing the violent removal of the late hah. saya the Edinburgh Scots man. For more than a generation there ha been In Persia little or non of the Mohammedan fanaticism which ii at present foredooming the more or thodox rule of the sultan of Turkey. The Shiah form of Islam, which pre vails In Persia and in North IndU alao. Is considered a dangerous heresy by all other Mohammedans. The Persian Mujtahids and Moollas are few in num ber, and een they are not unaffected by the growing Soon beller, which sat urates Persian literature and Is really a form of Hidoo pantheism. Bishop Stuart, the Edinburgh citizen who has given his later year to continuing the works of Henry Marty n and Dr. Bruce at Isphan and Julfa, a well as at Yezd and Kerman. finds the people open to the Influence of medical missions and schools. What the Soon mysticism be gan, in Bapplng the tenets of Islam, has of late been continued to an even wider scale by the Babi faith, which Is held intensely, though riecrctly, by about 1,000,000 of the people. All Ba bis are friendly to Christians. Islam Is rapidly losing Its hold on Tersla. Occasionally when the church mission aries seem too openly active the paid Moollaa try to excite the mob to ter rtfv thP converts, but they treat the bishon and his colleagues with pro found respect, as their fathers treated Henry Martyn at Shiraz. Six converts from Islam have recently been baptized In Julfa alone In spite of the legal death penalty, and they are most ef f r tlvp ncents anions thei- kindred and countrymen. The large co.6ur of Ar mcnlans in Julfa prospers and 9-V varices In culture, sending out represeu tatlves to Calcutta, Bombay aad th chief trading centers of southern Asia, Bishop Stuart finds them willing co adjutors, bo that altogether Persia, for the time, presents a striking contrast to Turkey. Tho .English mission in Persia gained a hold on the gratitude oT the people iu the famine of 1Si1-i2 when Bruce and Gordon were the only men who saved the neonle, but the earlier Sir John Malcolm and Martyi1 are not forgotten. Stopped tli Kseltoment. When Charles Hutchinson, the eldest on of "Old Hutch," but a very differ ent sort of man, was president of the Chicago stock exchange, he calmed tumult In the pits one day by coming out upon a little balcony above the crowd and standing with his hand up raised in nn attitude half commanding, half entreating. Everybody stopped talking after a little while to see what the beloved "Charley" had to say. But all that he said wes "Gentlemen, gen tlemen!" It turned the tide of affair that day almost as effectually a clos ing the stock exchange might have done. Boston Transcript. GEMS OF THOUGHT. Do not be afraid of making enemies. Woe to hlin who has none! Balzac. The happy are those who possess their own souls, whose attitude toward life and their fellow-men Is firmly chosen and faithfully preserved. What furniture can give such a fin ish to a room as a tender woman's face? And is there any harmony of tints that has such stirrings of de light as the sweet modulations of her voice? George Eliot. Since happiness Is necessarily the supreme object of our desires, and du ty the supreme rule of our actions, there can be no harmcny In our being except our happiness coincides with our duty. Whcwell. It Is said woman loves courage In hian, that he may protect her. No; i-he loves courage which makes sacri fices. She loves heroism. She loved protection, but from a hero' arm. It Is the virtue, not her own safety, h love. William Ellery Chauning. A. JUNIOR REPUBLIC. UNIQUE COMMUNITY AT FREE- VILLE. NEW YORK STATE. Oorrutnut for and by th 4'hlldraa The TnraBt llou of t)rkt 'w York Supply the Cltlztn How TUy UoTtra Tbeoil. (Special Letter.) jr VISIT to the Junior ff()X Republic at Free- JiAW. vlll K Y la Biif- 'a'JTi flcient to demon-Jt-ietrate to the most Bkeptlcal mind the usefulness of Wm. R. George's origin al scheme of allow ing little girls and boys from the low est tenement house districts in New Y'ork to try the exper iment of governing themselves. Such a political economist as Jere miah W. Jenks has stated that he feel convinced that It Is an experiment which is not merely profoundly inter esting, but also very valuable from the scientific point of view. Furthermore, that Mr. George Is conducting the plan on what seems to be a sound educa tional basis and he hopes that the re public can be allowed to develop nat urally along the lines on which it has run bo far. It has passed the experimental stage and is the mort practical scheme which has yet been devised for helping the poorer classes. It teaches the children respect for themselves and respect for law, the value of money, and how to earn It. If one visit the republic with the idea that it is a toy republic one becomes quickly undeceived upon an introduction to it. The children, rang ing between the ages of twelve and sev enteen, are in dead earnest. They lit erally govern themselves. They have their own legislature and make their own laws. Provided the new-comers do not like the laws. Mr. George merely says. "Change them, then. If you do not like them." And they pro ceed to change them In the usual way. What could be better than such an op portunity to Btudy the government of tbelr country upon which they are en deavoring to model their own. They return to their homes with a far greater knowledge of law than has been acquired by their parent during thelr whole lives, Up to this period of its development Mr. George ha found it bet to keep the power of veto In his own hands, but so admirably have the miniature men and women prepared their bills that seldom has their chief executive been compelled to prevent enactment of any measures passed by the legisla tive body, and upon a recent visit It was learned that even so Important a position as the presidency was to be turned over to the boys this summer. "Senators" and members of the house and congressmen were "running" for oflice very much in the same manner as their elders do. No such perplexing problems as the present financial one, however, ngitates their minds. Their bullion is tin, and they have a single American standard which they coin themselves. And it goes a long way. For if one takes twenty-five cents of American money to their bank, one receives In return two dollars in tin money which is Just eight times greater than ours. It is somewhat star tllng to hear a youngster narrate to his com rades the sale of a pair of chickens for twenty dollars until one has been let Into the Intricacies of their money sys tem. Some of the children earn as much as ninety cents a day. sufficient to enable them to save by the end of the season an amount that will buy clothes enough with which in supply their fam ilies through the winter. These clothes ate contributed by surrounding town?, as well n food and furniture, all of which. In addition to money, they are still much in need of. A growing Interest In the republic I WILLIAM U. GEORGE. (Founder of the Republic.) apparent. Such contributions as that of the mayor of New York city for 223; $100 from Ida Fuller; the pro ceeds of Bentley's circus for one day; $.",000 from the New York Journal, pro vided $l.".0o0 are raised, indicate faith in a plan which Is something more than merely Utopian. It has been stated that so well has Mr. George established this little re public that hU work is practically done there, and ho could with propriety transfer himself to other regions, multi plying little republic nil over the country. But his presence 1 surely an inspiration to these little people to whom hw has greatly endeared himself and among whom he feels It best for the present to live. As yt the republic Is In a crude con dition. They own about forty-nine acre at land. Most of this Is for farm ing purpose. They have a few tent and fdlKhtlv constructed buildings. which the children have dignified wlthJ the name "Delmonlco'," "Sherry the "Waldorf," etc. hotels which are managed Bolely by the children. A most interesting feature of their life Is the way in which they punish their offenders. They have a prison modeled after Sing Sing. Mr. George leceives many letters containing the Inquiry, "Are not the punishment meted out to the culprits too severe?" To which he invariably responds with a most emphatic "no." What are the nature of the crimes for which the boy are punished? Chiefly profanity, stealing and cruelty to animals. These cases are all tried in a court with boy Judge. When an act has been re peatedly Indulged in, as In the case of one Incorrigible who was twenty-nine times imprisoned, the verdict i three days with a diet of bread and water and a hard board to sleep upon. For most of the boy one or two experi ences of that sort are sufficient to incul cate the lesson that obedience is de manded. Upon the release from prison of one boy he exclaimed to Mr. George, "Well, if Sing Sing is like that I don't intend to get there." There is no pauper class to be dealt with, for if the children refuse to work they must Btarve. It has been satis factorily noted that they invariably prefer to work. The whole field pre sents to the political economist such problems for study as arise and are suggested by a Bmall area and a popula SOME CITIZENS, tion living within It. The expressions on the faces of the children themselve point clearly to success. SECOND WAR WITH FRANCE, Th. r.rnd Durhi and some w- paper Kztraet. The rapidity with which France was repairing the disasters of the war and the ease with which aho met the finan cial obligations it imposed on her as tonished Europe and perturbed the statesmen at Berlin, says the Quar terly Review. Her military force was being Judiciously reconstructed and it seemed also as If the calculations of Prince Bismarck, as regards the con stitution of her internal government, might be falsified. The Gorman chan cellor desired to see established what a Russian diplomatist happily described as a republique disaolvante. Notwith standing his efforts to bring this result about and the impracticable character of the Comte do Chambord. which ren dered the restoration of monr.rchy for a time impossible, there were indica tions that a stable system of govern ment would be founded, which would enable France to recover a strong po- ; sition in the community of nations. I Prime Bismarck was resolved this should not be, and suddenly, in May, I 1X7.1. Prince Hohenlohe, the present ' chancellor of the German empire, who I was then ambassador in Paris, ap j pea red at the French foreign office and j asked for explanations regarding the I scheme for the reconstruction of the French army. The Due do Broglie, in hi Interesting account of the embassy of M. de Gontaut-Biron to Berlin, de scribes the consternation which follow ed the attempt to provoke another quar rel with France. Another war seemed inevitable. England and Russia in- i terfered to prevent it. Prime Bis marck could easily have disregarded the remonstrances of both. England would certainly not take up arms so tie paid no attention to tier representa tions and Russia would have thought twice before incurring the hostility of Germany In view of coming event in the Balkan peninsula. The fact, though not generally known, Is that the great est influence In preventing war was that of the grand duke of Baden. While the relations with France were becoming complicated the Emperor William happened to be staying at th Meinau, the seat of the grand duke of Maden. on Ihe like of Constance. One morning the grand duchess, who was the emperor's daughter, came into her father's study and showed him a num ber of extracts from the press. He perceived at once that the country wa drifting into war. and, after a consul tation with his son-in-law. who wa strongly opposed to provoking a war j which, however successful for the mo ! ment, would have been disastrous to J the name aud character of Germany, the aged monarch went off that very evening to Berlin and Prince Bismarck had to beat a retreat. An Old CnrinacigMta. Odd. if not altogether unique, was the whim of a wealthy old bachelor who. having endured much from "at tempts made by my family to put mo under the yoke of matrimony." con ceived nnd nursed such an antipathy to the fair sex as to impose n;on his executors the duty of carrying out per haps tho most ung.iK.int provision ever contained in a will. "I be;:." so It ran, "that my executors will rco that I am buried where there- is no woman In terred either to the right or left, of me. Should this not be practK-nhlo In the ordinary course of things 1 direct that they purchase three gravis nnd bury me In the middle of the three, leaving the two other unoccupied." Cham bers' Journal.