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A STYLISH COTTAGE.
Bold In Detail, Unique In Plan and Con tains the Comforts of a Mansion. [Copyright, 1807. by George Palliser, 32 Park place, New York.] Asa matter of course everybody’s own house is better than his neighbor’s. And as a further matter of course every neigh bor is very much interested in every other neighbor’s house and is ever ready to fur nish disinterested advice. Has he not PERSPECTIVE VIEW. studied your wants'? Docs he not know exactly what your mode of living is, and is he not closely and unselfishly acquainted with the means you have at hand? Most decidedly your neighbor is the one you ought to look to for counsel and confidence In all matters pertaining to your building operations. The advice asked on these matters is always free and generous and is at times given with an extra will, espe cially if each neighbor has a house to sell, as is often the case. Then ask your next neighbor what he thinks about your buying such a house, and you can readily find out the bad points—how the roof is weak and leaks at the valleys, how the painter forgot to paint the tin before the creosote was put on the shingles and the tin was eaten full of holes by the creosote, and how new gutters and valleys are now needed, even though the house were built only a year ago, and how the foundation is poor, being put to gether dry and only pointed up on the face afterward. But his house is just the thing for you, and it is the pink of perfection, the rooms just your size, and he can give you a bargain—long time and good terms. By the time you have had the advice of half a dozen of your neighbors you will know of all the weak spots in their houses, and with this information at hand you may be well enabled to steer clear of the rooks and quicksands. This is the best way for any one lacking experience to get it, and after It is obtained, depend upon it, it is most valuable. The FIRST FLOOR PLAN. planning time having arrived and a copy of The Shopper Architect being brought out wherein a model plan, the acme of perfec tion, was exhibited, and which could be built for the small sum of 50 cents on the real dollar value, this house was decided on and builders asked to figure on it, and. they deciding upon the real value as an ap propriate price, that dream was laid aside and the real, earnest study taken up, and the building as hero shown was the out come. Tho plan as carried out has pro duced a little paradise, which has surprised and charmed not only the neighbors, hut all who have seen it. The house is set on an elevated, bald piece of rock overlooking the noble old Hudson. Tho front veranda, with its rugged stone walls, on which rest the Ionic columns, with shafts of chestnut supporting the roof, is a feature that only needs to be seen to be appreciated. The front hall, with its large brick fireplace under the arched opening and the broad, generous stairs, with angle balcony on sec ond platform lighted by stained glass win dows, gives an entrance that many large mansions lack and an impression of all the rest of the good points that is lasting. The interior finished woodwork is in cypress polished. The walls of the hall are hung with red tapestry cloth, the walls of the parlor witli silk with llower pattern, I and the woodwork of this room is in white enamel and gold. The dining room walls 1 are treated in silver gray, with a small pattern running through it, the ceilings I SECOND FLOOD. PLAN. being neatly tinted to match. The whole Is worked out in artistic style and produces a combination that is simple, but elegant, and without its equal for many times the cost, us the wall hanging was done by the owners themselves and is as fine as any that could be done by the most expensive talent. This house is frame sheathed, papered and of shinglo finish, containing on top a large billiard room and two good bed rooms. Besides a good attic, it has the most modern plumbing appliances and is heated throughout by a large hot air fur nace. The size of the building is 82 feet wide over all and 38 feet deep, not includ ing verandas. To any one needing an artistic home this design commends itself and is well worth a visit at any time. To see it is to learn a lesson that, if properly digested, may move others to go and do likewise. AS WE SEE THINGS. INFLUENCE OF THE INNER LIFE ON THE EXTERNAL WORLD. How an Individual or a Scene May Have an Entirely Different Appearance to Two Persons—Happiness and Sorrow Made by Ourselves. There have been philosophers who de clared that the earth on which we stand and the stars on which we gaze have no real existence, but are merely the out comes of our inner selves. Perhaps the best answer to this is that tho mind it self, at least that of most people, refuses to receive the idea. Tho difference be tween tho me and the not me is too sharply defined in the inner conscious ness to permit Bishop Berkeley’s notion from taking root within us. Vet we cannot afford to overlook the germ of truth which this idea contains. Though not literally the creation of our thought, the outer world is to each one of us largely that which we make it. Nature herself, in all her varied scenes, whatever she may be in reality, shows herself to us in the light which we throw upon her. One man looks at a landscape and sees land and water, grass and tress, hills and plains, and nothing more. Auoibor, a farmer, sees the grow ing crops, tho fallow land, tho noxious weeds, the prospect for future tillage and tho obstacles to be overcome. An other, with a painter’s eye, sees every variety of form and color, proportion and perspective, harmony and contrast, beauty and sublimity. To the melan choly man all is tinctured with gloom —a leaden pall covers even the gayest scenes—whilo to the joyous everything seems bright and glad, and even the dreariest of November days only sug gests the radiant sunlight that is sure later on to strugglo through the clouds. So with the sights of a city. For each of us as they take on the aspect of our own mental condition. How differently they impress the citizen who has spent his life among them from tho foreigner who views them for the first time! What a different message the stately and mag nificent buildings bear to the absorbed man of business and to tho architect who appreciates every detail of their construction! It there is so wide a divergence in the aspect which inanimate tilings have for ns, tho difference is still greater in tho way we regard the men and women by whom we are surrounded. Character is a complex thing, difficult to detect, im possible to fathom, yet we presumptu ously venture to gauge and pronounce upon it with the smallest modicum of knowledge. It is curious to notice how differently the same person will impress various individuals. His friend will per haps see no fault in him, his enemy 110 virtue. One will put faith in him; an other will suspect his every action. One will deem him cold hearted; another will think him affectionate and kind, it must bo that their own personalities are reflected in him, and that to a cer tain extent lie does thus become for a time, while under their influence, what they suppose him to bo always. It is certainly true that the good and gentle find far more goodness and gentleness in the world than those who are defi cient in such qualities. It is the selfish man who is the keenest to detect selfish ness in others; it is the overbearing who complain most of tho arrogance and pride with which they are met, and the unjust who murmur at the injustice they receive. On the other hand, the loving and sympathetic discover love and sympathy everywhere; the noble and true bring to light nobility and truth which might otherwise be hidden. Thus to a large extent we develop tho character of those wo meet. By a subtle magnetism we draw like to like and evolve out of other personalities the characteristics of our own. Even the outward circumstances of life are largely what we ourselves make them. Wo are accustomed to consider prosperity a blessing and adversity a curse, but quite frequently they change places. It is the spirit in which they are received that determines their result. Tho rich and self indulgent man, sur rounded by luxury and opportunity, may be far less happy than his poorer neigh bor who brings industry, fidelity and generosity into constant exercise. The same privileges that raise one young man to honor and usefulness area snare and temptation to another. The same recreation that invigorates one enfeebles another. The same sorrow that softens one and leads him out of self to works of kindness and helpfulness prostrates another and renders him valueless. It is that which is within a man that so acts upon the externals of life as to de cide their results to him, and through him to others. If this be so, then happiness or wretch eduess is largely in our power, and most of our complaints only boar wit ness to our own remissness. We may rightly recognize the futility of strug gling against outward ovents which we cannot control, but wo can always bring to bear upon them such a spirit and in fluence as shall turn evil into good and bitter into sweet. —Philadelphia Ledger. A Startling; Announcement. An English literary man who was on the vergo of bringing out a book at tho Pitt Press ordered his proofs to be sent to him at a house w hero he was engaged to dine out, intending to look them over in the half hour after dinner. Tho print er’s boy however, was late in bringing them, and the gentlemen had already rejoined tho ladies in tho drawingroom when the company was electrified by hearing tho sonorous voice of the butler announcing, “The devil from the Pitt has como for Mr. Jones!”—San Fran cisco Argonaut. The Value of a Hyphen. I recall au advertisement which actu ally appeared, sans hyphen, recently in a London daily, to wit: “Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Levi, having castoff clothing of every description, invito an early in spection. ”—Chap Book. BRIDGETON Q It Brings into Alliance the Three Biggest Show Enterprises in the world.—N. Y. Puss. WEDNESDAY v u&6 9 One Day Only, Exhibition Grounds, South Ave., Show Grounds ”*£ISttM lt»Www-vW«iii Sum** Sffif - , -I I Iiirrnninmr / I"t«oduci"o Ik THBtt <>Uh XT V' —- —'-5= ——==agsj=jtegdWigSg5*g^M^ i QuesTttrcr»TN t > o> iKf n>»—^jgjgjgggfeg^ic,.: I— ■"•— ■■■ i ~. .. .... AGGREGATING A MYRIAD RARE ATTRACTIONS Erecting the Biggest Tents to Hold'Them 7 ™> 7 Requiring the Biggest Trains to Haul Them 7 7 Incurring the Biggest Expense to Secure Them Employing the Most People and Horses to Present Them Rarest Animals, Never Before Exhibited™ . . . 7 Amazing Acts Never Before Attempted . . T~ 7 7 The Founder of a Genuine Children’s Day . . . 7 The Champion of High Art and Harmless Fun ™ 7 7 The Absolute Perfection of Popular Recreation 7 7 Magnificent Parades Surpassing All Description 7 7 Assuredly the Only Big Show Coming Here . . TWO BIGGEST HERDS OF BEST TRAINED ELEPHANTS Only Phenomenal Trained Seals and Sea Lions 7 7 4 Classically Great Rings, 2 Elevated Stages . . . The Representative Races of Ancient and Modern Times The Most Noted Performers of Every Land .... Whole Menageries and Troupes of Acting Wonders 7 100 Brilliant Riding, Aerial and Acrobatic Acts One Ticket Admits to All, Children under 9 yrs. half price Two Performances Daily at 2 & 8 P. M. Doors Open an Hour Earlier LoweExcursion Rates from All Points on All Railroads Seating Capacity, 15,000. Twenty-five Uniformed Ushers. Numbered Coupons, actually Re served Seats. On sale at Chas. F. Dare & Son’s Drug Store, 84 East Commerce [street. Admis sion, 50c.; children under 9 years, 25c. Loyal to the Royal Family. Athens. May 31.—There appears to be little inclination here to accept the ac cusations against the royal family made in certain of the newspapers, and the maintenance of order is fully assured. Crown Prince Constantine has receiv ed an invitation to attend Queen Vic toria’s diamond jubilee next month. The opportunity for such a visit on the i part of the crown prince has given rise to much discussion. _ CROWN JEWELS. The Duke of Fife has ten residences. The king and queen of Wurttemberg and the Princess Paulina have become bicy | clists. Prince Yoshiliito Hurunomiya, the heir to the mikado’s throne, is to visit Europe, | Russia in particular, next year, j Prince Heinrich XXIV of Rousskostritz ! recently had a new symphony of his own composition brought out at onoof the con certs of the Gewandhaus in Leipsic, which he conducted himself. Queen Amelio of Portugal, daughter of the late Count of Paris, only assumed her crown in 188!). She is tho mother of two sturdy boys, and is proud of the fact that all her interests arc domestic. As a compliment to the Emperor Wil liam when he visits Russia the czar will make all his public speeches in German, following tho example of Alexander II of Russia on a similar occasion. WHEEL WHIRLS. Featherweight bicycles are said to bo worth their weight in—feathers.--Ex change. Whatever money gets away from the coal dealer during the winter is collared by the bicycle dealer in tho spring.—De troit Tribune. What’s this—a bicycle path right through tho center of Boston Common, from Park square to Park Street church? Shoo I— Boston Herald. Another mail has ridden down the steps of tho capital on u bicycle and lives to toll the tale. Tho foolhardy feat was commit ted by William Shields of Woonsocket, R. I.—Exchange. Wily Reynard. Those familiar with the “Fables of iEsop” will remember the reputation which Reynard bears among the rest of the animals. It is questionable whether any wild creature can compete with the fox in craftiness. To look at him gen erally, even in his ordinary habits, he exhibits an amount of cleverness which astonishes one. Should a fox catch a hedgehog, whose spines effectually pro tect him from most of his enemies, he does not waste time, as a fox terrier will do, in endeavoring to worry his prey. Ho merely rolls him to the near est water, knowing that a drop or two will cause the animal to relax his hold. It is a rare thing to catch one in a trap laid at the door of his “earth” even. If ho is inside when the trap is set, he waits until some other animal springs it and then emerges to eat the victim and the bait. Only when driven by the terrible pangs of hunger will he tempt fate in his own person. Most an imals gorge themselves, when they aro fortunate enough to como across a super- 1 abundance of food. Not so with Reynard. Should ho find a poultry yard well stocked and ill protected he fills his larders first. Nor does he, as the prov erb says, “put all his eggs in ono bas ket.” Ho puts ono fowl in a hedge, hides another in a bush, places a third in a hole in a tree, rapidly digs a cavity for a fourth and covers it up again, re membering in each caso whei j his stores are concealed. And when his supplies aro sufficient in his own estimation ho takes a fine fat chicken or duck to his “earth” for present enjoyment. A Precaution. Amateur Sportsman—Your boaters are uncommonly stout. I have noticed the fact before. How is it? Hoad Gamekeeper—At ordinary times they aro lean enough, sir, but when wo I have the gentlemen from town they al- j ways pud their clothes to prevent the ; riot going through. —Fiiegende Blatter. 1 SWEETS. Sugar was first cultivated In Madeira in 1420. The sugar cane grows from 6 to 20 feet high. Glucose is the sugar produced from grape juice. Quercite Is a kind of sugar found in acorns. Mannito is that variety of sugar found in munna. Mycoso is a sugar produced from the ergot of rye. The first sugar mill was erected in Lou isiana in 1758. Maple sugar was first mado in New England in 1752. Manitose is a peculiar sugar found in mushrooms and one or two ocher vegeta bles. A candy dealer of national repute says, “The American women cat more candy than any feminines on the face of the earth.” For caramels and other dark candies tho brown sugar is almost exclusively em ployed. The sugar cane is now cultivated in ev ery part of Africa that has been explored by whites. Icing or powdered sugar is reduced to the consistency of fine flour by passing it through heavy rollers, set very close to gether. The principal agent formerly used for refining sugar was bullock’s blood. It is not now employed, all refining being done by filtration. Tho substance called caramel is only cane sugar heated to a temperature of 410, when it undergoes several important chem ical changes. Ifinergy In Matter. It is estimated by Professor Dolbear that a lump of coa! weighing a pound has in it energy enough to lift its weight 1,000 miles high. Ho says that this en ergy is inherent in matter; that every particle of matter is constantly exerting its force on every other particle, and that if not prevented they will come to gether, no matter how far apart they may be. Looking Backward. The superstition of the ill luck of looking backward or returning i3 a very ancient one, originating doubtless from Lot’s wife, who “looked back from behind him’’ when he was led by an angel outside the doomed city of the plain. In Roberts’ "Oriental Illustra tions” it is stated to be “considered ex ceedingly unfortunate in Hindoostan for men or women to look back when they leave their house. Accordingly, if a man goes out and leaves something be hind him which his wife knows he will want, she does not call him to turn or look hack, but takes or sends it after him, ami if some great emergency obliges him to look back he will not then pro ceed on the business he was about to transact. ”—Exchange. John Bnnyan fought on the Round head side during the civil war iu Eng land. This has been definitely settled by the discovery of his name in several places on the muster rolls of the parlia mentary garrison of Newport Paqueell. Some people, it seems, thought John fought for King Charles POWERS AND PORTE, Tlie Military Armistice and the Discussion of the Peace Conditions, Constantinople, May 31.—The embas sadors of the powers, In their reply to the porte’s note of May 28, saying the Turkish government consents to nego tiate for peace provided the Greek com manders first sign an armistice and that go soon as this is done the Turkish government will negotiate the peace conditions with the embassadors the treaty to be signed by the Turkish and Greek plenipotentiaries in Thessaly, an nounced that they do not object to the conclusion of a military armistice and will take steps at Athens with the ob ject of securing it, but In the mean while they are of the opinion that the discussion of the peacecouditlons should begin without delay.