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»! others—the it t' i - ’ ork of twelve hours. Each >uer -s allow] to do work to which 1 h.iS been avcust-m:*.'; whoa a; lib Thus shoemakers are put at sio--in:'.king, tailors at tailoring, and ' > on. Aproj os of ihis, a recently ad : tui prisoner at La Grande Ro iuette v, as told by the director that he con Id follow his own avocation > atever it might be, and he was ad t! at he had better send out and - i i. * look of his trade if he had any, and bring tie m into the prison that he t* iii work there. “Why, thauk you • ci so much,” said the criminal to Voasioui Director, “I should love to • k at my tru> here in the prison >. :>1. and l wiil send at once for my ••• loon. I am a prof vionul aero naut," » If you want to know something of the a. rn my. ; . ies of Paris come with i •* to I Depot and let us see what the Prefecture has on hand for to "> VPc barn that a murder has a con . . 1 in the Rue St. An-' ’’ no. An i !d lady living alone has ■n beaten to death by two ruffians, ■ hu have then rifled her apartment. < '• o: t lad> has sold h r life dearly, t vo are evidences of a fierce ' ' - The post mortem examina dis- !< sed congealed blood and k s of t.» sii clinging to her teeth. ■ ■is j "ii t she has severely bit ■ e a • : : 4 for a man with evidences of a ;l " 1 ■■ os- ■ obably on his f. or hands. •mv.. crjosced, narrow ■t , - from tlio Palais tie i- * v . ti'tfiral of Notre • :«r- 5 f.i\ at number of ns usui h kept by men or '•men v. :.o have been convicts, and queaua : y the worst scum of '! . vit io! throwers, cut ■ 'a,.'. ■ iev* escaped l- tlley slaves ei i !ly degraded. it is in ' v that the police generally k t or the perpetrator of such b ami there they usually find o pole emeu in tine clothes ai Ivi .-itched 'Litht . and the Prefect I iv.-s cs rw -mi: -ior* to accompany Ii't, v die more podcmie*! ant a file t -ci'.dn'-nics i• >*1 ow at a little distance. ui n > of the narrowest, crook- dost at I d rh st stre. is of the quarter icd we enter a large, low, black t: . ••■re l rami at . ss which we can • see for ise tobacco smoke, oor is •f day. t he walls aim -st >.* 1 ad 1 of plaster. Tables are cn d about. ; t wl Vh en and wo t’i'v, i uy r.:i>I rum-sodtien vice ■ n• intc. ( n!y ot:o ( f < ur < u- !;; ors ent !•-il wi'h m the other stop g true, while the remaining ro i - -hI at ti ' corner of the street. " • t< *-n Is s 'on attracted by two - m It: apj'c.ira •••.» •• he • ’ ■ - < of wii :u k ' s in so h vs y that the latter puts k< o him off. th hand he has b on 1 truly our !■ y hist • .UTii on h i - rushed l n 1 Ui on the ruffian with the . l • t any of the other ci- of plac- l ave 1: ’ time cornt n m: • - a bolt for • m t ad gendarmes who arc •■ t. .-iticl t as be h the old m i ened by • ou t and vitriol worn* n. If tin* a rro«*r's victim rr r's c sv . :tion. who is r from ! i- pock t n vial of ii» 1. i gives the wretched n a full dos of its contents square .wit! c<- lUenccs too horro v t n • n mysteries of 1’ iris, ranger 1! vor of romantic interest than t of the gr. at number of suicides -p, illy tho.- occurring in high life. Suii de ia Paris has been reduo cl to a tin.- ;rt. Thc r Is t e-rtain Dr. ’Cote re stdlag in the Ru» RIch-lRe. w ho is fa* r .„,s r r ids magi ■ nt dinner parti. All th» lapointm* nts of his housare of •e mat nv tiiflcent character. The :,1 n is table is of soil d gold, and at his ! inquots re line upon t nch s. The sumptuousness of it! r leant s- of the wines t>; *s '! hy any similar things de - ri In the ‘"Arabian Nights.” Glv t,f i»r. Cote's business and by it he has ■ iuir< 1 a vast fortune. And r ow. you v. 11 ask. can a man ac , - v !:h by spending !ar; -ums/upon ■ i • oii.-r i > '*« • Wait a moment. The c . i not only a rare dinner giver. He .- i ni rv* lous chemist as well. To the n >of | oisoni g he baas dev ' d the - jy of a Ilf ei and be has discovered I v's in tox olo y wh h were unknown , n to the Borgts « r od. Are you tired , hi ? Hav* you been db appointed in H • y> t .«! eulated with other :>| V money, and >:o rtiin and disgrace ,tv yon in th* ’ ‘ **or any of those u-. - d > you wish to i ass quietly out of If a. date with br. Cote, nd after :!r f ! . vonlng of Syl aryifc luxury id pi -tit*-, you sh; t o home, retire I Ii.'d. at' ’ with a delightful sense of 11! I 11 : nto your p. Call a- the doctor s residence. f, into ho d. t d hint you ke to dine v. ith 1 i n and If your ti- ' ctory to hir you will it y nr m aey will be returned sam- medium. Al. »NStN !•: r.Ol'SSKAU. I TNP3 PY YAMA JCEGOOCHI. d', 1 uin Mill* r.) I am the Paderew- i of flowers! , • n us ! - a symbol of gold! Ai l veral other things! I ant luxuriant. AC'l lieautiful! I , nt !1 the colors of the rainbow. _\r,d to hers, too numerous to mention! In s-docting me vay t 11*, worth of your money At compound interest. V. th ! >t l 11 player points. I am again on deck! Cf •->* . tl; mum. oh my soul! 111.st APPROPRIATE attitude. ipeMs Jou He ' ' ’ as if c rved from stono. • fg wb« km \* the circumstance mnnl • -t 1 no surprise. 1A had just been chiseled out of his JUST THE FEY !RSE. Somerville Journal. i *;rst >e< 'P—So the detectives found ' u out, did they? i b , t a Prisoner—No, the found me in. ( 'ill niliif. Comic Happenings Daily in the Cap itol Dome. A1 arm of Superati i ious—• Mysterious Warning., J sts and Jibes Pro duce Strange Effects Upon Stran gers. The “whispering gallery” which is located under the great dome over the rotunda at the capitol, nearly feet above the freestone floor below, is a never ceasing source of interest to tourists, and among all the attractions . of the massive building, perhaps none draws better. Not all who pay court at that shrine, however, are acquainted with the se crets of the gallery, and many a iudric ous incident develops from t imev. to time, which affords no small amount of amusement to the initiated. Vol umes might be writ! n full of entertain ment about the awkward surprises and interesting phases of the mystery at the tup of the dome. i ne space iicneatn tiiat splendid can • ih timidi, is where the whisperer fin ’ his occupation. The acoustics arc such that two per sons, one on either side of the cham ber and with their backs to each other, can converse in low tones, and have every word hoard with distinctness.; This is what puzzh s the provincial, and gives any way !! ■ l-vatanitv .< an hour or two to his own great satis faction and entertainment. Among t! anc< * ; dated of the place is one of a bridal coup’c whore “second day” was spout in Washing ton. They visited the eapitol, and who do*? not? Their wanderings brought them to the little narrow door that marks the b- ginning of the way to the dome, and they couldn't resist the im pulse t.i "see wl.at • as lucre. THE WAG’S SI RPRIdE. They made the ;■ i»t and were scon : contentedly so,tin n a bench, cooing, j resting and g nir. nt each < ker’s eyes. The v g whs r' ;ht th" e and tumbled to the situation, leisurely making his way to the opposite .s<d.e. be turned his i , rk and began vh>v ring swe-'T noth '.s into the sensitive nt >.U( re. He pleailcd with "Hubby" for a kis-y : id. begvd of the bride the favor of -i smile. ucing < vc; v term of fund i dean .• * * • h his feriHe im agination could suggest. A non amazed d> t will probobly never again be scon there. Tin- bus'-nil's was a study, in, his end* nvor to Sufi bis fear and a - pear i.nc fid, v.hi:- > !-;de " .s alrnos in a <t:u " collapse. They razed f ul ic o space. then at each ot!e r. ; ■ m <1 bout and furtively j i‘x id----. ity b i* nth Hie .-eat. and finely an• and fi« ' ■ reoipitateiy down the snivs. They never knew of the trick played upon them, and prob ably mode no re. u,: rf Hie experi ence wh a tbev re unci to ■ ’ > home among the ' irginia meadows. An o' 1 colored i. au found his way up there on* i f . an !, by a singular c O'.cidencc, ' is nnv e wn • George VP-shin-at cii. h> ■' of the cogno- ieand didn't .re who knew it. His vanity led him into the com mission of a breach of the regulations in that he whipned om : it and painfully elaborated liis na-r.o on the balustrade. Some on*1 saw him. couvht an opnor • written, and then cot i.*i 1 's work through the whispering gallery. He told the old patriarch, briefly, a moat blood-curdling story of the fate cf a man who had a short luce previously been guilty of writing his name on the wall. ! Great drops of sweat started from tbe . colored man's head Ids eyes bulged to the extreme o,; Mto limit, and as soon as be could g* t ttrensfls '< k into his legs he sought the exit. He stopped f*>r j nothing or nobody, and. t is unite safe to say that he never went back to that awful chamber of horrors. \ number of visitors once paced the narrow circle for half an hour before tirin ' of the beauties on view, but finally all passed out and down but two, nnd these lingered tr teat the de tails of the old. old story. In the j midst of the proc* 1 " - a thin. pianc in<r voice, apparently f-om nowhere, bur immediately present, rasped into j >]♦' l; II iliuK , . , ir" at on re in the hoars® not®:-, <A a \ ory ! I,ass vocalist, with the more startling | ration: ‘But rrv right one is all ri'Mit " I* lank® up the convention. KIR OTTFR IDEA. \ queer c ’.stonier was once observed ; to com® quickly up 1h® last tliplit of «teps. and amoving his mouth to the iron railing, lie began a conversation in a loud ton® with some one not visi ble. Curiosity induced n watchman to j inquire what he meant by t'n® nerform- j a nee. and it was disclosed that the visitor had come to the top under the impression that ho cotihl taM, ^ ith I.*., Kirl. who was at the foot of Ihc s*airs, through the “bannister telephone." Ponte one had tol l him. doubtless, that the “bannister” was charg®b with the electric fluid, and that it was 1 y this method messages were exchanged between the rotunda and the dome. H® said he thought it was darned strange he cou dn t hear Nuiry s voice, but he thotight "it might take time for the words to him up. Vnother party—it was an elderly party, too—came steaming up the stairs one warm day. He was mopping his brow ^ b h an old plantnHon style "bandanuer.” while he looked about, ard after recovering Ids breath suf ficiently. he gravely observed: “Well, bv rol, bein' a member of Con cro'-s isn't the soft si.c.p ;t's cracked up t() be The idee of bavin.' ’o come up ver everv dav to do the legislatin'.” He thought he had found the House Chamber, and wondered, probably, why the members were not in their seats. Two “cards" s-art led the watchman on a certain occasion by asking for a non and ink. Not being supplied, with .hose necessaries, he was politely of fered a m ncil as a substitute. They ‘lowed that would do. and tl ey with drew to a retired i art to do Iheir writ 'H ’ LOOKED TOR A MAIL BOX. Presently they returned to the watch man each with a postal card in le nd, and inquired for the mail box. They were informed that no such conveni ent was to be found at that altitude ;>nd were amazed to hear it. It trans pired that they wanted to start their njossages on the homeware n a\. Tin y had the impression that mail wni; despatched daily to the points of the Union direct from the dome of the Capitol, and. sure enough the cards boro the information tint the writers were at that moment at the Capitol end of the line of communication. The whispering gallery affords other incidents. A lad of perhaps fifteen summers was a victim on one occasion. Ho was alone and gazing in evident ad miration at the groups in Brumidi's masterpiece of art, when suddenly it was breathed into his ear that he had a hole in the seat of his trousers, and he was told to he ashamed of himself. He looked hastily to right and left and under the seat to see if he could discover anybody. The Bcarch was vain, but the voice of reproof was con stantly reminding him of his torn trousers. He was mystified, then fright got the better of him, and the painting lost its charms. It is firmly maintained by the author of the 6care that the litile chap is running yet. The name of the lovers who frequent the dome is legion, and there is an ex haust less fund of anecdotes told at their expense. No later than last August a girl and her young man, whose admira tion for each other could not be hidden under a bushel, were up in the famous retreat basking in the sunshine of love’s hey day. A happy guess by a whisper hit upon “her" l ight name, and the poor girl was horrified to have words of endearment hiccoughed into her ear in maudlin profusion. Her cheeks became red, then pale, and her eyes finally grew big with genuine fright. She begged to go, but her escort, as nonplussed as she, d dined for the want of better judg ment. Turn where she might, the whispered exclamations of an admir er’s flattery were ringing in her eyes and burning into her brain. Finally, she blazed out at her companion, ac cupse i him of being drunk, or crazy, and started down stairs alone. The “cost fellow in the world” to her had already fallen from the high estate in which he had formerly been king !>;■•'. and a more miserable, mystified chap never left Washington in disgrace. It is to he hoped that they eventually hos» :• '1 tno breach. \ man's hat f.’Il from his hand while ho v ; • inattentive to duty and was aimles dy wandering to* and fro. The titb rolled down the side to a consid or *iilt? distance beyond wh re be dared ,o "o. 11“ was in great i erplesity until a boy proffered to recover bis property, which he finally did. clambering over tin- obstacles successfully. I'pon receiving his hat again, the strnngf r gave the boy a liberal “thank you” for ids pains. It was not a pro- j fitald adventure for the lad. and he v..is d:; rusted. Slipping around to the <> treme of the gallery, he be gan to abuse the man for his lack of generosby. “Clive that boy 50 cents, you old skin hint." was what the owner of the hat heard uttered close to his ear. “I. vo half a dollar on the balus trade for the boy who *.ro: your hat. ohl stingy." was the next admonition, and tiic.se : nd other explosives produced the ; des,' ■■ i resit’d. Hut the man diun t iock hapnv -;ml he didn’t stay long. Hn de I'n'ii!•"! *h ’ coin as directed and went out. T!;c watt liman’** box. located near the promenade is an ol ject < f re it inter est to many. Jt in mistaken for a plv togrnph gallery by some; by others it is believed to be the entrance to “the elevator,” and by yet others it is at once classed us the abode of a fortune teller. llovs who have known of these mis takes scmctim.es contributed to the list of vScrims by employing the whisper ing galley. ‘’i'i • v ay to the elevator.” or "One dot'.en g 'ms for 50 cents.” shout \1 across that sounding chasm causes n.i'.’.v a stranger to seek entrance for one c.r the other object, and the waieh has trouble s >metlmes to con vince the deluded that it is only a plain, every-day sort of watch box that ( >nfronts them. Many are innig i mt wha n informed that there is really V: . elevator upon which to make the re turn trip. It was p denizen of Washington’s in,media; 1 suburbs who. upon r ach ing t’ne top one flay, said that it must have 1 pen a very difficult thing for ••rl at biovcle follow” to ride down from there on his wheel. He had no doubt read the account of the bicyclist, who , }y i succeed n m naintx uown ini 'wi ! i i nd gt >t the fact tsed. “Shaky” pci pie who climb that pro rracted stairway anil clamber over the ril s of tho dome firo vory nunior ous, indeed. They meke the ascent in f»ar and trembling, and upon reaching tho rnal are afraid to been their eyes open, lest, they topple over the side. A voting gentleman, who was escorting a ipdy friend, mortified himself most horribly soon after arriving at the top by becoming “sea-sick. ’ He almost wished lie had died young. There is a notice posted at each of severe’ places, notifying visitors that any or ' ci itiir.g or throwing any ar t' ■),' over the balustrade, or from the dome, will be subject to arrest." This | ■ 3 nr. essarv. to prevent tho creation of nuisances, notwithstanding which there are of record many instances when it proved to be ineffectual. Mischievous t oys have even mutilated the notice by erasing the “T.” in notice, and writing in advance of the two words thus formed the additional words necessary to make it read: "This cuts no ice.” The last word is cut in two. also, and “a ,-pst" is substituted for “arrest." 1; j.s astonishing to know how many people there are who go up and down the narrow passage to the dome in a month nr a year; and. again, it is won derful how many there are here in Washington who have never made tho trip. Manv who go there as a guide to their friends from a distance have pos* , ;i -v never before made the ascent, but it often happens that through the cx hibition of prodigious “nerve" the “countrv cousins" are kept in ignoanco of the fact. The "guides" express no surprise at what they see, and talk learnedly of the painting. Pointing 'o one and another of the groups, they calmly inform their friends’ of their signification. The “ Arts and Sciences” are referred to as exemnlifving “Agriculture.” possibly, and Neptune, in royal state, as he emerge.' from the briny deep in bis characterization of the marine side, may be designated as a fine reproduc tion of “Vulcan.” but, bless you none jv.p tho watchman knows the differ ence and the “relations" are just as well satisfied. T.ittle things like that are of no possible consequence. Scaredv a day passes that the watch man do not meet persons going up the stairs at closing time. They pieal for permission to go on, but the rule is in exorable, and they are turned bad:. | Their excuses for the late start vary. I Put it often happens that visitors to the citv “are going away to-morrow.” and 1 they would be pleased to go up. “just for a minute.” They ‘couldn’t possibly ■ in anv sooner.” The mania for writing names every where is manifest here. Despite the care of the veteran, watchmen, and notwithstanding repeated warnings. ^smes go down. A enttiresome in dividuals will find a favorable surface at some" point far and away above ! every other name, but somebody comes later and somehow finds a hare srot till higher up. where he mav exercise j Lis faber. —Washington Times. J Boulton Con sphito. Two ^ Step, By MABEL McPIKE. -*V * L * ! * Copyright. 1896, Musical News Co., New York# Boulton Two-Step.—2.