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That I am strong, nijr friends, oh! pity me; ' Nor think me blwwed that I can bear I alone ' Mure than my she e of burden without moan ; More than your praise I need your aym puthy. I am iu servitude, while you are free. Who bills the unless hand to toil or f br'ng? I .What hunter pressed hard the broken wing? s In your soft helplessness is liberty, And your the gift of U-ar the aweet relief, For all life's woes, the stricken heart's oiitc-y. I may not voice the r.easure of my grief; The strong their riht to weeping piust deny. I But credit nie, a deeper pathoa lies I I Behind the sterile anguish of dry eyes. J. "-Juliet C. Islmm, in Harper's Bazar, f SISTER ROSE : Jt Its 111n I'nrrpftl firm. i ' THE sunshine was keeping nil the meadow lauds la gold; the wild-roses were opening their pink cup along the course of ' the little brook, and a fragrant rnlu of daisies auJ buttercups followed the "swish" of Harry Hut ton's scythe, as he worked on the LIllHlile. And little Barbara, perched on the fence, with her lap full of wild straw berries, watched him, with a sort Of dreamy delight. Harry Huttoa and his ulster Bar bara were all alone In the world. A llttl to the south, half hidden In a tangle of brooding apple-tree boughs could lie awn the steep gnble-roofs of the old Hutton farm bonne; and uiore tiinu one blooming village maiden .-romlcred that Harold could be con tent with oily old Betsey to keep bouse for him, aud Utile Barbara to be eouipnny In the big, echoing rooms. s "He can marry If be chooses," said 'Alice Ie, with a sidelong glance at the mirror. "He's rich!" "Yes, If!" said Amy Yokes, saucily, "But you know be has never seen the right one." So there he was, all unfettered by Love as yet straight, manly, beauti ful to look upon as Apollo's self, with the glittering scythe swinging through the high grass, and little Barbara fit ting ou the fence, with her brown, gipsy-like face half in shadow, "It was so nice!" said Barbara. "Oh, ITarry, if you could only have seen It!" "Nonsense!" said Harry, flinging I tiowa bis scythe and leaning up for moment against the feuce. "A com mon traveling circus! I can't thiuk little Bab, how Uncle Totter ever let you go to such a placer "But the lions!" cried Barbara. "And the elephants! Aud the lovely young lady that rode on the white pony, and Jumped through the garlands of roses! Oh, Harry, do take me again! Just once, dear Harry!" And she threw her arms around his reck, and pressed her strawberry stained Hps to his bronzed face. "They're going to stay In Mlllvllle all summer, Harry," coaxed the elf. "And Uncle Totter Is going to take the chil dren once a week, he says!" , Harry resolutely shook bis bead. "Not I!" salB he. "A circus. Indeed!" 'And nothing would Induce hi in to go and see "Mademoiselle Rosita Uaven, the Dauseuse and Equestrian Queen," who fonv.od the most attrac tive stcr of the traveling circus. "Her very name Is enough for me." unld Harry, with a shrug of his broad, finely-modeled shoulders. "A pa luted, spangled popinjay, risking her life to tunke the gaping crowd stare; No, I've no curiosity at all to see Mademoiselle T.oslta Haven!" There was a little one-storied cot tage, however, on the outskirts of the village a rudely-built nwk, with a impular reputation of being "haunt !;" and alxnit this time It obtained a tenant a drrkbrowned, solierly dressed young woman, who was usu ally mending stockings or hearing les sons for two blue-eyed, golden-tressed little maids, who played around the door-stone; aud as Harry nutton. whose business frequently took hi in Into the village, rode past the humble domicilii", he looked with a sort of pleasure upon the moving pictures at ,the cottage door, and wondered, vague ly, why the little blondes and their olive-faced young protectress were so tiulike. "They are like t win daisies." he said, to himself; "but she !s a royal rose. I Wonder who they can be?" One day bis horse dropped a shoe In the road. One of the little lassies ran after him. with It held aloft In her hand. "Thank yon, 'my girl." said he, stoop ing from his horse to give her a colli. "Will yon till me what your name Is?" But the child shook her head, all dancing with sunny curls. - "Sister Itose don't let us talk to Alrrngers," Mild she. Blood rushed to Harry Iluttou's luce; but he smiled, iieveilhch gs. "Ulster Hose Is quite right," said hp. 'Nevertheless. I am much obliged to you. my pretty maid!" And the next time he passed the collage, the picture he snw through1 the half-closed lattice was pretty be yond .expression Sister Hose at her wwlug. the queenly brow 'Imlf inni.:. the black braids drooping on ihe neck, j nm! tl,e children reciting their cate chism i t flu-Ill chorus, to her, chirping i out: " 'To get mine own living, and to do my duly in that hUAo of life to which It thall ph :;se Cod 1o call UK'!'" "And th.it Is a lesson." (he young man thought, lo himself, "which a gr.-at tunny of us arc slow euotirli to learn. Sister Rose Is bringing up her little ones In the right way. I won der how she came to be living In Tol lard's cottage, though ?" So thut when, a week after, little Barbara was nearly drowned by the upsetting of a boat In the pond below, and they carried her to Tollard's cot tage, the whole thing seemed a curi ous coincidence. Barbara was sitting up, all wrapped In blankets in Sister Hose's big rocking-chair, when her brother, who had been sent for, came hurriedly In. He raised the hat that shadowed bis pale face when he saw the beautiful young brunette who was bending over his little sister. "I am not Intruding, I hope?" be said, with all chivalrous courtesy. A"d she answered. f "Not In the least, sir." "Oh, 'Harry, Harry!" cried breath less little Barbara, "she has been so good to me! I was dying, and she brought me back to life!" "I thank her from the bottom of my heart!" said Harold Hutton, with a quiver In his voice. So the acquaintance begun; and one month from thut hour, Harry Hutton, the owner of Hutton Farm's broad acres, the Adonis of the village, the murk of liuiny a matrimonial schem er's flower-garlanded arrow, asked Sister Hose whose real name he had discovered to be Hose Blauchard to bo his wife. "I cannot marry, Mr. Hutton," she said. "I have my brother's two orphan children to maintain and educate. I vowed It on his death-bed." "Nor would I have you break that vow." sald Harry, eagerly. "They shall become my sacred charge, also. They shall be brought up, carefully and tenderly, with my Barbara." But still she shook her head. "Mr. Hutton," said she, "we think differently ou many subjects. You were born to a peaceful competence, while I have always bad to fight my own way with the world. Our life paths He apart." "By the sun that shines above us at this moment." cried Hutton, "they shall He together henceforth!" But she smiled that sad, Madonna like smile at his eager enthusiasm. "Ycu do not know who I am," said she. "I know yon are an angel!" "I am Mademoiselle Roslta Haven, the circus girl," aim said, speaking with a little effort. "The company leaves Mlllvllle next week, and I must go with them. The children's mother was a circus girl, also. My brother saw her, and fell in lore wltb her. He was a sceue-jMi Inter of a theatre; and when they were dead, there were the children. I had to do somthing for them, so I turned 'Equestrienne Queen. also. It was cot a lofty walk of life, but It was all I could do, and I have done my best. I would not let Barbara tell you who I was, because I dreaded that you should know. But It would have been letter had her childish tongue betrayed her, for now I have to tell It myself." "Rote-my Hose!" He advanced boldly, his arms out She stood still a second; thee uttered a little sobbing cry, aud fled to the safe shelter of his breast "Yours!" she cried "yours, forever, If you love nie still, now that you know all! But I had been told that you spoke disparagingly of me." "Not of you, dearest. In particular." he exclaimed, with a pang of remorse "only of the stupid Idea I had formed of you. For I never had see.' you when I spoke those silly words. And my self-asserting Idiocy stands re buked before the noble purity of your true presence." So Hutton Farm got a mistress, nnd little Barbara plays in the sunshine with the two golden-haired orphan children. And Sister Rose grows sweeter and more beautiful with every day; aud Harold Hutton Is firmly convinced that he is the happiest uiau In all the world. Saturday Night Cmm of I nunlty. The difference between a man's heart and a. woman's is shown oddly and well In this year's report nf the Pennsylvania Hospital, in the table giving the causes of Insanity among 11,5(10 patients, tilOi of whom were men nnd 5-150 women. Women, this table shows, are nearer to nature than men. The things which drive women Insane are the simple, elemental things, those things which the Bible and the great poets regard as most Im portant In life, though men are apt to hold them lightly. Homesickness mnde Insane eleven women, but only one man; domestic trouble 137 women nnd fifty-five men; mental anxiety. 402 women aud 2Iifl men; grief. 345 women and niuetytwo men; fright, sixty-four women and twenty men. On the other hand, vicious habits aud Indulgences made lusauc 125 men, but only sixteen womeu; business cares and perplexi ties, 41.1 men and elghty-nluo women; excessive study, fifty-one men and twenty women; intemperance, t."8 men and seventy-eight womeu. From the opium habit an equal number of men and women thirty-one became insane. Among the occupations of the Insane men, that of fannlir; was, as usual, well to the fore, there being 508 farmers among the patients. Philadel phia Record. CIipBterfiVM'n ltetort. During the great Chesterfield's wan delinks abroad he once rested at an Inn which was kept in any but a neat cond'tion. Not only were the rooms untidy, but even the dishes from which the guests w.tf-0 expected to cat wire dirty. This was too much for Lord On -sierfleld, and he soundly rated the waiter. "Every one must cut his peck of dirt." the hitter coolly observed. "True," was the instant retort, "but no one obliged to cat It all at once." ENCOURAGINC THRIFT. A Builnen Man Who Has Found That It 1'ay. "I always have confidence In people who save a little money out of their salaries," said a prominent Western merchant, "and I do what I can to encourage habits of thrift. I employ about seventy-five clerks in my estab llshineut.to whom I pay weekly sala ries rauglug from $10 to $40. Natur ully enough more of them get the for mer than the latter amount, but they are none the less worthy ou that ac count. In the beginning, when I em ployed only two people, I lived pretty close to them, and I knew how thrift less they could be when they were not encouraged to be otherwise. I have discharged more clerks for that sort of thing than for any other cause. They spent their salaries, large or small, as might be. In a reckless fash Ion, aud let debt accumulate quite re gardless of the rights of creditors. As my business increased, aud with It my profits and my force of people, I be gan to give the matter more study, and In the end, when I felt able to be of material assistance In encouraging thrift aud honesty, I proiosed a year ly recognition of those who would save something out of their salaries. It was small at first, but was so suc cessful that to-day I haven't a clerk who has not some kind of a bank ac count, aud not one who wilfully re fuses to pay his debt. When we get a new one who refuses to take advan tage of the opportunities afforded we let him go at the end of his first year. "My preSent plan is to double the savings of all clerks who receive $10, $12 and $15 a week; to add twenty-five per cent to all who receive from $15 to $25, nnd ten for those over $25. A clerk on $15 a week or under cannot save much, but us a rule that class of clerks have no one to maintain but themselves, and If one cannot save more than $25 out his year's labor. It Is rather pleasant for him to get $25 clear profit. Those who receive the larger amounts usually have families, and their savings are nut large, but whatever they are they are comforta bly Increased. One of my $1200-a-year clerks, with a wife aud two small chil dren, save $100 last year, aud my check for a hundred additional was deposited to his account the day after New Year. A young woman In eharge'of a department at $900 a year has almost paid for a nice little cot tage In the suburbs out of her extra, and so the list runs on through every branch of the business. I make it a condition that all current obligations must be met at the end of the year, so that the savings are actual net profit Every year some of the clerks are not entitled to any extra, but If this Is the result of sickness I assume a part or all of the doctor's bills. You may say it costs something for me to do it, and you are right But I have the best class of clerks in the city, and as a re sult I have the best class of custom In the city, and I guess I don't lose enough by It to necessitate an assign ment at an early date," and the mer chant smiled with very evident satis faction. Washington Star. Her Knowledge of Chinese. IP A young woman at a watering place this summer made a reputation as a profound linguist in a rather odd man ner. She called one day at 'a Chinese laundry, where she bad left a shirt waist, but it could not be found, as there was no entry in the look of hieroglyphs corresponding to her pink slip. After a half hour's search the Chinaman found the entry. A mis take had been made, the entry crossed out and a new set of hieroglyphs In tiny characters' placed below. She was told that that waist would be laundered immediately and she could get it the next day. The next day the young woman called for it, accompanied by three other young women. At the seashore the excitement of a visit to the Chi nese laundry is not to be despised. The Chinaman to whom the pink slip was presented was not the laundryman of the day before and be experienced the same difficulty in finding the identi fying characters, finally saying, "Not in book." The girl answered calmly, "I can find It," aud the Chinaman al lowed her to take the book. Turning the leaves until rhe came to one that had an entry crossed out, with another in tiny characters under It she handed It to the Chiuaman. "There it Is," and, to his surprise, he found It. 'You only, lady I know spik Chi nese," lie said. And the other girls looked upon her with admiration. Kansas City World. Caved the Chirken't Life. Mrs. WMliuin Dltchneld, of Upland, has not studied medicine or surgery, but she has performed a surgical oj- er.it ion on a chicken at her home and the chicken Is now living and weii. having entirely recovered. Mrs. Ditchticld prides herself on her ehlcKens. The ether day one of tliein wus taken sick. After diagnosing the Ihe case she determined that if tha chicken's life was to be saved an op eration was necessary. Accordingly she whetted up a knife ami, screwing up her courage to tha necessary notch, she cut open the chicken's craw and there found imbedded iu tb-j side a s-iiall sliver or bone. After much trou ble she succeeded in removing it. Fin ishing the thing l:i a style almost pro fessional, she r.rntly sewed up the in CISloll Willi FIlK tlHVill'. The chicken Is to-tiny running ,..v. . 1 as lively us any o? the brood. Mrs. Ditchiliid if! row locking for more chickens with bones in ill ir craws. Philadelphia Inquirer. Ct'.nnibi has no crematory ss yet, but bodies r.iv cccaslon.illy scut fur cremation to Bustoa or Frtid I'oud, Long Maud. Wouldn't it look better If John Bull could take his defeats on the turf more gracefully? Those Immortals who were left out in the cold should get up a Hall 'of Fame of their own. Every farmer should bave an agri cultural library, if only for the influ ence it would have upon the boys and girls in increasing their interest in the farm and the duties upon it. The most touching contribution to the aid of Galveston sufferers is $84, donated by the Inmates of the Dun ning poor-house and insane hospital. Illinois. This sura represents the sac rifices of 2500 unfortunates, who gave up smoking and other small luxuries to swell the fund. It Is a great pity that every attempt to propagate the blue Joint grass of the Western prairies is a total failure. Could it be placed on the list of tame grasses it would be a most valuable addition. It will soon disappear entire ly from the prairie section of the West, being unable to hold Its own with the blue grass in the pastures and mead ows. French gallantry, of late years said to be banished from the earth, seems to have found an abiding place in the French courts. The Judge who res cues a distressed American heiress's millions pnd restores them to the care of her anxious family is surely a beau chevalier, though he does not wear a sword and take great pleasure to die for one. , Tresldent Jones, of Hobart College, thinks that too much money is spent nowadays in furnishing college under graduates with enervating luxuries and not enough In paying fair salaries to college professors. The professors, he says, are sadly underpaid, but for the lads whom they teach and who never pay the cost of the education they are getting, luxurious clubhouses are built and furnished, and a manner of life made possible which Is unsuited to their years, and not conducive to profitable training. The latest development of science provides that ships can go to sea with frozen ammunition. A method of util izing liquefied air on warships has been discovered which will render the explosion of a magazine, even when the ship Is in action, almost impossi ble. The method is to so place the liquid air that it will freeze the am munition to several hundred degrees below zero. In that condition it could not explode, even if a shell should burst in the magazine. Wonders will uever cease. Coast defense is the most important topic dealt with in the annual report of Chief of Engineers Wilson. He points out that the war with Spain had the effect of hastening the work on the coast defenses to such an extent that now, ten years after that long neglected work was tegun in earnest he Is able to report that fifty per cent of the work is complete. Twenty-five of the principal harbors of the United States now have a sufficient number of heavy guns and mortars In place to offer an effective defense against naval attack. Existing projects con template the mounting of a great num ber of additional guns. The cost to consumers of the anthra cite coal strike calls attention to the benefits resulting In England from the Co-oieratlve Wholesale Society. This society Is a federation of 1046 retail co-operative societies, representing 1,053,504 individual members. By the operation of this society consumers are enabled to supply their wants at a purely economic cost that is, not subject to the penalties of "Jobs," com binesthe common tricks of trade that affect prices under general conditions. During the first thirty years of the society's existence a profit was real ized of $0,731,725, that went back into the pockets of the consumers. Vienna Is excited over great jewel robberies that have deprived some of her finest dauies of their gems. Not long ago the wife of a nobleman noticed while at a ball that her dia monds did not sparkle with all the brilliancy their cost demanded, and, looking closely at them, she discovered that they were not diamonds at all, but paste gems of the cheapest kind. She made a great outery, and all the other women Instinctively looked at their jewels. The outcries became general. It f,?enis thai all the women who live in the same quarter of the city discovered that their jewels had been taken, anil had been replaced by cheap Imitation". The work is sup posed to have been doue during the summer mouths. 6oJ Joads fofes Aid to Kural Highwaya. "T "T EW YORK wants good roads. I This fact has been deniou- strated In no uncertain way " (J" by the number of petitions for road improvements which have been presented since the passage of the Highble-Armstrong law. These petitions were from all parts of the State, aud speedily sliowed that the appropriation of $50,000 for State aid would not meet half the demand. In the law are incorporated the most desirable features of the Slate aid laws of other States, while the objectlonal ones bave been eliminated. The following notes of explanation are by William W. Armstrong, who Introduced end helped to secure the passage of the law. The nighble-Arnistrong Good Roads bill is the result of several years of hard work aud earnest discussion, and from year to year has been altered and modified to meet criticism and op position. On account of the changes so made from time to time there seems to be some confusion about the provisions of the act which was finally approved. An intelligent considera tion ofthe subject, therefore, requires at the outset a brief statement of the provisions of the law. The act provides trmt any board of supervisors "may" adopt a resolution declaring that public Interest demands the improvement of a certain piece of highway not located in a city or vil lage, and that upon a petition of the owners of a majority of the lineal feet fronting upon such a highway it "must" adopt such a resolution. A copy of this resolution Is then to be transmitted to the State Engineer, who shall first determine whether the piece of highway indicated is of suf ficient public Importance to receive State aid; if so,. he shall map the high way, cause plans and specifications for the improvement and an estimate of the cost to be made, nnd transmit copies thereof to the Board of Super visors. The Board of Supervisors, with these facts and figures before them, "may" then adopt a second reso lution, declaring that such a highway shall be Improved, or it may refuse to go any further with the matter if it so chooses. This plan was adopted after a most careful consideration, so as to preserve the principle of home rule to the coun ties of the State; so that no county could be compelled, if unwilling,' to improve any portion of its highway; and so that no county should be per mitted to do so until It had all the facts and figures before It If a county, therefore, desires merely to know how much it will cost to im prove a certain piece of highway, it need only adopt the first resolution aud get the plans and estimate the cost, free of charge, without going any further. If it chooses, after ascer taining the cost, to adopt the second resolution, it may, but it cannot be compelled to do so. If, however, the Board of Supervis ors adopts the second resolution, it must transmit a copy of It to the State Engiueer. who then advertises for bids for the work. If no responsible bid is made within his estimate, he must make a new estimate and transmit it to the Board of Supervisors; and, If the Board of Supervisors then adopts a new resolution, based upon the new estimate, declaring that nevertheless such highway shall e Improved, the State Engineer must advertise for bids as before. When a responsible bid within his estimate is made the State Engineer awards the contract; but if the town or county desires to do the work Itself It has the preference over all bidders. This provision enables localities hav ing scrapers and other appliances for improving their roads to utilize them in doing their own work under this act, and so keep all the money expend ed at home. Each Board of Supervisors has, un der the general highway law, the pow er to elect a County Engiueer. If it has elected such an officer the State Engineer must act through him. If it has not be must supervise the per formance of the contract himself. When the work is completed he must draw a warrant upon the State Treas urer for one-half the cost of the work, and certify the other half to the Board of Supervisors, which must levy thirty-five per cent of the whole cost of the work upon the county. The other fifteen per cent, is payable in one of two ways, namely: If the Board of Supervisors adopted the first resolu tion for the improvement without a petition from the adjoining owners, the Board of Supervisors' must levy the fifteen per cent, upon the town In which the Improved highway is; but if the first resolution was adopted after such a petition, the Board of Siqier visors must cause the Town Assessor to levy the fifteen per cent, upon the property owners on the Improved high way. Such, In brief, Is the plan which has fiually been approved by the Legisla ture for affording aid in the Improve ment of rural highways. New York Journal. Valne of Good Knnds. It has been figured out in New Jer sey that land values tend to rise thirty per cent, iu value wherever good roads are introduced, irrespective of other natural benefits. They are Invariably the forerunners of other Im provements, such as the electric rail ways, free mail delivery, increased de mand for country residences and so on. They create far greater social unity, they spread intelligence, they give to the Isolated citizen a political significance uot otherwise attainable. STOOD BY HIS BARGAIN. - Tha Chariot Seemed a Bit Candy, Bnt Ho Wm Willing to Vao It. "It's a hard life," declared the old circus man, according tv the Detroit. Free Tress, "and I always say at the' close of every season that I am through with it. But there is some thing in the life, the smell of the saw dust ring, the glitter and noise, the. changing scene, that appeals to a man who has once been in the business, and it is seldom that one leaves the life until death sieps in. There is a good deal of humor in the business, too, aa we are brought into contact with all sorts aud conditions of men. "I am reminded of a funny thing that happened to nie a good many years ago when such a thing as moving a circus by rail was not thought of. It was part of my work at that time to drive our great $10,000 chariot, not only in the parade, but between towns as well. What little sleep I got I had to catch here and there ou my seat while we were on our way to another town. One night my doze turned Into a sound sleep, and when I awoke I dis covered that the team, left without a driver, had turned Into a farmyard and come to a s op before r. haystack, where they were quietly eating. While I was rubbing my eyes aud trying to grasp the situation the old man who owned the hay came out where I was and walked around the chariot and looked It over with a critical eye. " 'Well,'- said I, with a grin, 'what do you think of it?' "'Gosh, said he, 'ain't hit jes a trifle bit gaudy?' "'Well, what do you expect?' said I, indignantly, at this implied reflec- tlon upon the great moral show that I represented. "Well, I suppose hit is all right,' answered the old man, doubtfully, as lie looked It over once more. 'I or dered bit and I'll stand by my bar gain. Hit seems ter me that hit is Jes' a bit loud. But I suppose I ain't used to city ways.' "It was now my turn to be surprised, and I was about to ask him what he was driving at when he added that I might as well unhitch, as the funeral wouldn't be until two in the after noon. "Then there were explanations all around. It seems that the old man's wife had died, and he had sent to the nearest city for a funeral car, and had mistaken our great $10,000 chariot for It There had been a good deal of rivalry in the neighboruood in regard to funerals, and the o'd man had made up bis mind to outshine them all, and , I think he was disappointed in the end when he discovered that he had been mistaken." WORDS OF WISDOM.' A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body. It pre serves a constant ease and serenity within us, and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can possibly befall us. To meditate daily, to pray daily, seems a means Indispensable for breaking this surface crust of form ality, habit, routine, which hides the living springs of wisdom. Never be discouraged by trifles. If a spider breaks bis thread twenty times, he will mend It as many. Per severance and patience will accom plish wonders. To commiserate is something more than to give, for money is external to a man's self; but he who bestows compassion communicates his own soul. Despise not auy man, and do not spurn anything. For there is no man that hath not his hour, nor bf there anything that hath not its place.' Mere ideals, unsecured by deeds, are J like nnfrauied pictures. They do not long retain their freshness aud whole ness and beauty. , . . . Generosity, to deserve the name, comprises the desire and the effort 10 . benefit others without reference ,o self. The loveliest things In life are but shadows, aud they come and go, and change and fade away as rapidly. An avowal of poverty is a disgrace to no man; to make no effort to escape -from it is indeed disgraceful. In friendship, as In love, we are often happier through our ignorance than our knowledge. Nothing can be further apart than true humility and servility. . Cnbaa Xnsliah. Many of the visiting Cuban teachers during their stay in this country picked up a few worOsand phrases of English, the meanlug of which they hardly understood. Near the Univer sity of Tennsylvania a coal cart driv er, who was standing beside his team, started a conversation with a stout Cuban Seuor, says the Tulladelphii Record. "So you're a Cuban, are yoa?" he asked. t "Sure," was the rather slangy repty. "You like this country?" "All right." "Were you born In Cuba?" "Sure." "How old are you?" "All right" This ended the conversation, as the coalcart driver apparently felt that his well nie? nt efforts were not ade quately rewarded. Ihe Polite Phydt-lan. A lady of literary fume once re quested Dr. Reil, the celebrated medi cal writer, to call at her house. "Be sure you recollect the address," she said us she quitted th- room, "Xo. 1 Chesterfield street." "Madam," said the doctor, "I iu too great an admirer of politeness not to remember Chester field, anX I fear, too selfish ever to forget Number One." Argonaul.