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Young Mr. firougbton was, unawares and graduallyjin process of evolution from tlio journallBt to tho newspaper man. It took all sortfrofTubs and surpriFea and facers and disillusions to form him. That morning he waajuvxrylng through Printing House Square on an assignment, when he noticed before jUm1, a woman carrying on her head a tray ibf plaster images, and walking with 'iliij1 stately gait and even poise or the SouiS. Italian. Bho was unall, brown; eho wore a gown of blue cotton, a woolen shawl , plalded In olive and jellow, and a red kerchief on her head. These glaring colors, h,owevcr, made her a pic ture. To observo her Broughton passed by her and then looked back. 8he regarded him calmly. "Buy a lit' San Samuele Bays-a his oration, signor?" Broughton had no particular use for a praying Samuel, but lie had various theories about our adopted citizens, and might have acquired something In the plaster cast Hue if at that moment a broad-shouldered fellow had not come and Jostled the little woman so Toughly that the tray was thrown from her head and went ruining to the sidewalk. It was the end of the world for that population of graven images. They fell Iu a heap of Indistinguishable fragments, mingling their dust In a com- ON HEK HEAD A TRAY OP IMAGES. plete democracy of saints, politicians, lambs, the three graces, and even a model of a beautiful foot labeled Trilby. Little Samuel was past praying for, but he was no more thoroughly pulverized than tho bust or Napoleon. Young Mr. Broughton felt stirring withln'him an essay on the frailty of mundane things. Then the air was torn with the lamentations of the woman. "Oh,, Madonna!" Next she denounced the cause of tho disaster, who "was nnivJng away. "Head &lfpig," you area! "Vhy-a you hit-a me? "What I eer done at you-a? You break-a my image I not eat a morel''. She nutted her finger nails iong her front teeth to indicate the hun ger which would Ue the consequence of the breakage ot her stock in trade. .Meanwhile to bootblacks had seized the man by the elbows, and, turning him around, ran him back face to fate with the woman. She stood wringing her hands and wailing. "What ruinl Poor a me!" The aggressor was evideutlv also au Italian. , JSpy!" one ot the ibootblacks saidt "$ ouso has gotter reaclfdown inter jer clothes an' square up wid de dagoloidy." . . "He's a bloomiu' dago hisself," com mented the other boy. Broughton had. been painfully compos ing a lew phrases of such colloquial ltuuun as his Harvard, studies ot Dante had ren dered possible to him , and now uttered them in a stiff and toneless accent. In ef fect, he said that it was necessary' to pay the compatriot for that w hich w as broken. "I only got-a ten cent-a, signor," said tho offender, handing the coin to the woman. He was permitted to go in peace. "Ten-a cent-al Madonna mial Por so mooch image!" sobbed she. So Broughton put a dollar into his own hat and passed it round among the timing that had been ati-vacted by the noise. "When he gave the collection to the4 woman she wiped her eyes, kissed his hands "iith many benedictions and went her w a j . Broughton's aslgnment had taken him In the direction of Mulberry Bend. As lie returned through that quarter he w a hundred yards In front of him a woman witli a tray of images on her head. He quickened his pace and soon was near her. it was the same Italian; slie had replenished her tray with more saints and heroes and graces. "So it is," mused young Air. Broughton who still trailed qlouds of the glory of journalism "tliat m this world no one is Indispensable. One per ishes, another' replaces himl" Just then, swaggering around a corner appeared the former breaker of images. And again, as If on purpose, he swuug his Arm rudely against the woman. As be fore, a crash, lamentations, and a crowd. The dwellers of Mulberry Bend, themselves well acquainted witli poerty, gae of their few copper coins to her, who sat wailing amoug the ruins of her wares. L1TTLUSA MUELWAS, '' J, Lf "-T They helped her t$ pick up such of the casts as were not Irremediably brokeu, ami to replace them on the tray. This time, Broughton did not stay to act as consoler. The aggressor had walked off rapidly, and the reporter followed him. After five minutes chase iney turned into an unspeakably dirty alley, where the Italian entered a dcorway, without noticing that any one pursued him. Broughton, haing made sure that he should recognize the house again, hastiTAfd to the ncaiest po lice station anu told the story. "That great hulking brute struck her on purpose the second time, ceu admitting that the first time might hae ueeu by accident." 80 two policemen were detailed to accompany Mr. Broughton, who was known to he ch'ef or tho fetation, and he led tf.em straight to the door where the ItullJVO had entered. Up the dark aud brokeu rtalrs they climbed. Brough ton bhrunl? frpm contact with the slimy walls; it fecemed to him that evil odors were depositing themselves there 111 a pestilential fungus growth. At last they emerged upon a landing. A child leaned over the baluster of the story above. Broughton totsed him a nickel. "My little man, is there an Italian liv ing In this house?" The child picked up tho coin and stared "Say, kid, is dere a dago here?" one of the polTcemon translated. The boy pointed with a thumb to a door at the lelt of the landing where the three men stood. Hroaghton felt the thrill Of the righteous avenger. The malicious brute "iho had twice destrojed tho wares of tho poor little image vender would soon be sent to the Island. And a good riiidauce for the community. One of the police opened the door and they entered. They eaw at one side of the room a long work bench, covered with plaster images. The iconoclast eat mere, eareluny meiiiDg a uioktn ngure. The woman was leaning over his shoul der, laughing as they chatted in their own language. "Eh, I alwajs say it, Plelro, you have a holy hand at mending them! If not, wo might lose by the game." "I don't say, Marianna, that Saint Samuel lb better than new, but at least he will stick until he take3 another tumble." So that was their trick! A piece of real Neapolitan cunning. Broughton decided that ho ought to have seen through it sooner. The woraau cuught sight of the visitors, and ran forward with hands clasped: "We ain't done-a-nottin," she pleaded. "Bis our beez-a-nees. "We all-a-rlght-a." "Yes, you're all right," said Broughton, impulsively. "It was my mistake. I owe you a dollar for it." And he laid a legal tender coin G5 cents' worth of silver and 35 tSf faithj which is pretty well Tor these times we live in on tho work bench of the maker, breaker, and mender of images. The Italian looked up with a real Neapol itan smile, radiant, many-toothed, wide and irresponsible. "Tell me about it," said the reporter. "You not glve-a me 'way, gent'emen cops?" "No; go on." "Look, it llke-a dis. We not sell image. And I say, jou henr-a me, Marianna, we get more money to break all! She carry do Image. Ben I come-a wit graud-a forcc-a. PatatracI All ruin-a! A-a-uar me! Dat, Mananna. A-ah, poor! Dat people! Somebody take-a money in hat. Don't-a cry, poor vomanl After, I meiid-a what-a can. After, I, Marianna, babies, all eat. Sec?" All this tlruo the wife Btood with four rather dean and very beautiful children clinging to her skirts and peeping shyly at tho strangers. How could Broughton or anyone else blame this happy family? Indeed, Broughton has never formu lated his views upon tho case, although ho ufed to take social problems very se riously. "Whenever he ineetB Pietro in the street they exchange a glance of in- f THE REPORTER FOLLOWED HIM. telllgence. Sometimes the Neapolitan, by a quick gesture, indicates Marianna fur ther along the avenue. And thru Broughton, if he has time, as sists at the nth performance of the com edy of the Iconoclast. Koolidalls Co-operative Society. The contracts, lists, and trade cards of the Rochdale Co-operative Society arenow ready and can be obtained ot the secretary, L. S. Emery, 811 G street northwest, or or any of the authorised agents. L. S. EMERY, secretary of the society. PAST TRAYING FOR. OoraBoifs Festiue Boards of RiGh Men, At most only two of his waking hours are spent by the millionaire in his dining room. But it must be as perfect in every detail and as harmonious in tone as though the owner were confined to that one spot from early morn to dewy eve. There can only lie certain articles of furniture in a dining-room, and as mahogany Is the ac cepted wood, It would seem that all of these apartments must be of one pattern, varying only in size. But tapestries, mahogany, silver, and gold are treated differently by every Individual, and there is not a sugges tion of sameness in any or tbo State dining halls in New York. George Gould bought the, stone palace on Sixty-seventh street and Fifth avenue asa present for his wife in 1802, and at the Gould-Cnstcllane wedding tho other day tha public caught a glimpse of it for the first time. Every one hns teen talking of it ever since, aiid particularly of the wonder ful dining-room, where the wedding breakfast for 100 guests was served. Fn&sing through the Moorish, parlor, with its walls of ebony, inlaid with mother of pearl, post the East India rcom and the gold room, which is used for a music-room, one enters the dining-room. The floor is coered with rich warm rags, and the walls are paneled In mahogany up to the door and window casings. The upper part of the wall Is of dark red embossed leather, and the celling is raftered with mahogany covered with dull gold. MAHOGANY AND GOLD. The oblong table ai.d the chairs arc of mahogany, inlaid with wreaths of mother-of-pearl and gold. From chains in the cell ing hang eight beautiful Moorish lanterns Df dark gold, richly jeweled. Electricity Is used for lighting them, and the effect Is indescribable of the soft colored lights fall ing upon the table with Its rovenng of white satin damask, golden candelabra and service and glistening cut glass. Palms and ferns are everywhere, over the doors, and windows and in the corners of the room, wherever there Is space for the Jardinieres of delicately colored porce lain. Just beyond the dining-room is the conservatory, filled with tho rarest of or chids and all kinds or foliage plants from the famous Gould conservatories at Lynd hurst. SOLID OAK HERE. Mrs. "William H. Vanderbllt, the mother of Cornelius and George, has a magnifi ent dining-room in her beautiful brown stone palace opposite the Cathedral on Fifth avenue. Mrs. Vanderbllt lives alone in this spacious house with her unmarried son. George, who divides his time between New York and his own estates InNorth Car olina and Bar Harbor. The dining-room is in solid oak, magnificently carved. There Is an immense fireplace with carved oaken designs in bas-relief atone end of the room, opposite to the door leading Into the Japan ese smoking-room. A buffet fills one entire side of the room, and between the eight windows with which, this comer room is supplied there are cabi nets of plate-glass filled with the costliest; Sevres, Coalport, and Eoyal Dresden. The oak table is magnificently carved and matches the solid oak chairs and. the carving upon the mantel and overthe doorways and windows. The hangings are beautiful tapes trleb, lined with velvet of nearly as possible the tame beautiful oak shade as the fur nishings. Bowlsandtankardsandlovingcupsof mas sive silver and cut glass, which sparklelike diamonds in the led light of the great open fire, give just the right amount of dazzling brdllancy to the quiet tones of the stately dining-room. All of this splendor is seen day after day only by the dear old lady, who He: "I'm awfully in love with it for the world." She: "So she told me." TVOMAS OX A "WlllIKIi. Slio May Have a Good Time, lint Slio In Xot a Thlnjr ot Heauty. Bicycle riding for women may bo a joy for ever, but it is not a thing of beauty. If you're inclined to doubt this stateiueut, sas theNcw YorkEveningSun.justtakeastroll up the boulevard any fine day, Sunday pre ferred. The Sabbath seems to appeal par ticularly to the woman bicyclist. It isn't alone her much-discussed costume that vio lates all your accepted standards of the eternal fitness of things; the very act and motion of propelling "the wheel" becomes au extraordinary feat when perrormc d by a woman. It looks neither graceful nor ele gant, and this, too, no matter how slender and symmetrical ot figure she may be. For that, though, there's no help. If women appearance Is the inevitable penalty, then all that each individual may for her self consider 13, whether the game is worth the candle. But in the matter of suits there might surely be some Improvement. That the becoming and graceful bicjele costume Is yet to oe invented is one of the strongest impressions resulting from a boulevard stroll. Now and then you see a costume not conspicuously dreadful, but the over whelming majority recall the artist's crttl clBm upon bis pupil's latest picture: "That's not bad," said the artist. "No, it's not had, it's worse." It w ould seem as though every style of biejele suit had its own peculiar disadvantages. Bloomers, of course, entail masculine, not to speak ot feminine, disap probation. The short skirt is simply in tho way and is littler or no protection; the long skirt gets still more In the way, es pecially If it be full, while if scant it eho W8 off the figure most unfortunately. A long-Bkirtedbodice spreads out like a sail "and catches'the wind; a shurt-sklrted iiodlce makes you wish it were longer. "Wheel women, too, differ as to just what style of suit is best adapted for riding. One of Philadelphia's best bicyclists declares that the only time she finds her long fiklrtialhc- Is no w nearlng seventy, and who has a little greatgrandchild two years old. Apart from the grandeurof her home.Mra.Yander bilt leads the same simple life which nun dredsofthousandsofwomendowhohavenot thethousandth part of hermilllons of dollars. A MAGNIFICENT APARTMENT. Cornelius Vanderbllt has the finest dining room in America in his new house on Fifth, avenue. This house, which was modeled after the Chateau de Blols, in France, oc cupies a block on Fifth avenue awl faces tha Central Part plaza. There are three en trance ways to the dining-room, two from the imposing ballroom and a mam entrance through the Russian smoking-room, which is on the extreme Fifty eighth street end of the house. The dining-room is thirty feet wide and forty feet long, and the ceiling, like the ceilings of the ballroom andsmoklng room, is the height of two stories, or thirty five feet. A MARVELLOUS RUG. The floor is covered with a marvellous rug, which really consists of eight rugs woven around a large central rug, with a filling of rich crimson. The rugs are ar ranged irregularly, and the effect Is that of a number of rugs placed here and there about the room, with the great convenience of having them In one piece. There Isafire place which would roast an ox. All of the woodwork is or mahogany, carved to match the table and the beautitully shaped chairs, with their upholstery of Beauvaid tapestry. The ceiling is or mahogany, relieved by three beautiful chandeliers of gold and cut glass. The buffet holds some mag nificent p eces of the solid gold dinner Ecrvlce, and there are palms and flowers wherever room can befouud for them. AN ORIGINAL DINING ROOM. Fldridge T. Gerry has a timing room which is very original. The dining-room opens out of the beautiful smoking room od one side and out of the immense hall on the other. The room is very" long and it is furnished anti decorated in Flcm sn style, with coats-of-arms on stone emblazoned on the Taftered ceiling, The tables and chairs and much of the quaint pottery came originally rrom Flanders, and were bought at enormous cost by Mr. Gerry's agents in. Paris. OTHER FINE ROOMS. Mrs. Theodore A Havcmeyer has a most Imposing d.ning-roora in her palatial home on Madison avenue and Thirty eighth street. Tfcje room is thirty feet long and twenty feet wide. It is furnished in massive oaku The quaint sideboard, chairs and dining table came from an old cloister In France, and are said to be fully 300 years old. All of the hangings in the roomare tapestries from Beauvals, really worth their weight in gold. A curious old Dutch s'deboard, hand carved, serves as a cabinet for ex quisite bits of porcelain and gold; but Mrs. Havemeyer considers an old Dutch, folding screen, which tells a whole story in its delicate carvings, the gem of her matchless dining-room. "WHiiam C "Whitney has a splendid dining-room In his home on Filth avenue, Just across from Cornelius Vanderbllt's. The apartment is finished throughout In mahogany, and the great dining table can accommodate 100 guests. To the Iefti of the entrance from the ballroom Is a most unique flower stand, filled with rare blossoming plants. It 'was formerly a chest, and is fully 400 years old. Just across, taking up the opposite side of the wall, Is a massive rosewood sideboard, with carvings which are marvelously beautiful. The walls are covered with, priceless tapestries, not hung as curtains, and portieres, like those in the hallway, but fastened to the old ck: panels like wall paper. The chairs are upholstered in pieces ot the rare old Gobelin tapestry matching thc beautiful wall covering The fire place is floored in shining tus. and the antique brass andirons and fenders are 200 yeara old. Above the mantel is a huge round mirror, framed in a band of brass; branching out from it on both, sides are two elaborately wrought brass arms, each supporting eight electric lishts. FJ. her, bat I wouldn't have hor know way Is whoa she dismounts her machine to climb a bill. All stout women. If one may judge from the spectacle upon the boule vard, are in favor of bloom 7s and the stouter the wemau the scant or iIk bloom ers. Some riders wear theirEaster bonnets and new spring capes when upon the bicy cle just as they would when in a bugsy. but although they wresent a grateful contrastto the bloomeretl chaperoncs or the trai k.sucb, apparel has a certain unfitness. Not the least interesting feature of the boulevard show Is the spectators. They gather thickly upon the sidewalk and gape for hours at the rapidly revolving wheels before them. Most of the crowd are men, and it is c urlous to watch the expression on their faces whea they catch sight ot a woman bicyclist. This expression is always the same, only varying in degree. Bloomers bring out its superla tive qualities. It does not under any cir cumstance, however, suggest especial re spect, reverence or admiration for the woman bicyclist; in fact, it seems hardly Inclined to take her Eeriously at all. The s oner that 6he is taken seriously, however, both by the onlooker and by herself, the better it will be for all concerned and the i greater the chance of an improvement m her costume. At Ttielr Old Tricks. Mr. Casey I hear that the weddm'of AI dermau Mullaney's daughter wor not such a pleasanta,ffalr,afterall. Mr. Noonau How's thot? Mr. Casey About twinty of bis wardheel ersgotto repeating at the supper table, an in consequence, some av the late guests got nawthin' to ate. Buff alo Express. 54.00 to Prilladelprila anil Itcturn. via B. & O. It. It. On all trains May 20 and 21, valid for re turn until the 28d. Account dedication ot Odd Fellows Temple May 21. 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