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Mischief.
of
*•
in
BV ÜRN BY MASSOar.
fw0 young girl*- l*' 0 "y «nerry.
ttiug i» • oozy boudoir, turning
contents of a box of photo
»er« «
stet I* 1 *
P '\Vhera did you get so mauy. Sue?"
00
•Cou» n
„•»»»lier*, »nd he gava ma a great
Tl»? * rB * U , * u °y ll8 *' t *- «r
Hare is a lovely
John is in a photograph
M
0 pltt of painting*.
bo»'
lovely face Sue Carlington
(or her friend'* admiration.
It w>va a
kM up
air »nd »*veet with wave* of soft,
I „»ling hair, falling loose under a eo
I «eltiili little hat
H .fi look* like a portrait," Nora Le».
I *, «plied. '»king it in her baud.
■ ..ÿo, there are no portraiu here.
Ok Nor* , vo 'bought of something
alssdid.
lend It to Ned Hazard with
|to „ latter. II« 1 * alwaya fancying
, W ry K-rl compielely «mitten by his
black eyes and huge blonde
Let's bother him. and have
it
of
er
to
a
Mi
sjNfi'
stmt I»*
-But—
••hut nothing. It is just for mls
Aisl aqd nobody will ever know. 1
gouid lik* to lake a little of the eon
0 t «it of that fop. Cornel I can
vrj»s band nobody will ever reeog
itsa tad mo wilt writ«, the letter."
gems tnadenly instinct in Nora's
„^shrank from this frank of bar mer
qcaop*»*ou,bu( «he eras over-boro«
tf btf. and the latter waa written,
ftsisaptst on was certainly strong,
btM H'sard was the most cwneeit
sl «apt*-headed dandy that aver
gpM«,l b uiself to rulicote of anucy
piboed. Bat hi* empty head was
AnoisJ with a handsome face, hi*
ptàt» wail lined wdb inherited
t», is, ted he fancied himself irresla
iU U« had cum» to C——, the
littir to*o «lists Nora and Sua were
tfioosladge t belle«, for a summer so
j,*:*, ted h»v eg teUtivea th-ra, was
Mrvluccd to social , where bis al
fcaat ■aoorra and evident good
i»u'ca of bis own merits were soon
AtUagb ng stock of the frank, cordi
*o
to
1
by
to
iSMMBaitr.
Ike letter written by Sue. contain
H the n eture of tbs lovely face, was
bit «»««red and followed by other»
tari s sadden «umrnons to hU city
Isos rut •iioit Ned » flourishing fl.r
ttos »poo p»p«r. With a glowing
front sing to return at the Mr
'm sff«/rtui,itt. Us bad« fir»well to
3 ieuknowii admirer, and carried bis 1
Mob «Makers out of C—
I ur later, when Hue had nearly |
bystssa her atespod» there was a i
HMtion in C—— caused by ths re- |
an of Lrurence li iistead. on* of the
Mo who had gone from horns seven \
ptr* briers to seek his fortune la
U tenia Under the care of as ; I
Otis, loaf res dent in Bin Fran« lac*k
tsMwoaso envie I reputation «« a
touMss nui, «ul had inherited the !
hrtia* his uncle ha I acvpi red in vesr* ■
G-—-waa ready to !
j
*»» biui w ib open arm» His
MW. etio heed In qu«»t retirement,
M*«f lata s naed-ivuc new house, ad
Ilf to the interest of hi* nrrivsl by
Mcertainty that he returned home
km «bol« and fsney free.
Oust tbs fir»t calls Laorsoo* made
•» st Mr» Csrliogton'» and Bus
(*w him cordial welcome. Ha had
fefcrsgiwky sehool girl, h» found
hr t woodenmiiy pretty inaidnn. Bat
*a NBemhermc well the bright
tut routli who had carried the books
ktfise to the seminary, we« not quite
"m» that »ev»n years ot abaaaea bod
Mgsved h*r old friend. II* bad gone
•»»* » bright-animated young fellow,
kfi sf life and hope, he came home
F>**. »Imost to ssdnee» reserved end
•N mom than the added years wer
tutrd
®P«i the strength of long friend
% Lsarenra IlsUlead bsoatne a Ire*
JJ*»t visitor at Mr» Carlington'» and
|Mb« very force of contrast he end
, * ,f * »°on fast friend» The girt'*
»It her sparkling conversation,
■t isnoy temperament were very
■dusting to the grave msn. who
•"flu «or# «nd more In her society
**mlon from
,**fbU. ■
hjiMiiea to Laureno* Halstead It
*»'d that having but * modest
**» 1 « of his own powers of sttroo
H il i| not think of any danger to
** * M '*N In this pleasant Inter
J *™* 1 He had a misanthropie Idea
■* « thirty he was an elderly man.
■W-wsarr— one from whom youth
He», and I vely ohatter become
WN conversation iu ills presanoe. It
rPfiMd b| n> that Suo found no chill
Advanced year*, but lie never
, Unit h«r cordial, sunny liking
^blm m ((iji Dccouiu a deeper emo
hit own gloomy
ft* »hole year bad com* and gona
Uarsnr» llaNtend's liomo-eoui*
J Ü» had been Sue's escort at win
f*rtio«, at summer plenie» had
■Usd dum,
tlth her
with her, had talked
gravely or gaily as the mood
tW dictate, nml had thought of no
wrroudts tfinn a life-long friend
V- Hut his mother, n louder loving
*#. read more truly a dawning
"N« in Sun's sunny ave» a soft shy
5 "» '» her
■wr lln,|,
IHiV,
gav speeoli"*. nnd «
npou her chock for Lau
o«ro ng.
^ - "nii." »im sal,I to him one day,
Jen Inn. Hnwnii C.rllnglon?''
*wn h*rl" he repeated, la nooant*
'My
of strongest r
*• H lucre child."
•■Site I» If) sod
amuzeiiiorii
"Why, ( |,i
you am hut HO
doinl!*! U ° l W * ' ,er - U, ' r «nce. ymi
doing her a grave wrong."
* " ever intended that." he
•wered. In a troubled voice.
" Df ,on - I*
P»id her constant attention, have kepi
others from wooing her by ,our pres
3 ÏT.?" h * r , ^ >
fear, have won her love.'
"I never sought it."
'•Not in words,
in other way»
I:
art
an
ti v c
perhaps, but tu roly
rrÄrs.«*"'■••'
and warm a heart"
"Mother— 1 —
•o true
-you are sure of what
you now say?'
''No, I have |
Laurence; »he is
turne
no confidence from Sue.
too maideuly to as
your love unless you had spoken
it- Only a woman reads a womau's
heart. I guets wbat 1 have told you."
"I will think of it"
Very gravely, withe serious sense
of the responsibility of his task, Lau
rence Halstead thought of his moth
er * words. The rosutt was a letter
to Sue. offering her his hand—a manly
letter, promising her alt happiness it
was fait to give her as hi* w.fe, but not
a lover's letter.
But in the light of her own love it
seemed to want nothing to Sue. He
would come for the answer In the
evening, he seid, and her heart was
full of pare, trusting happiness at she
awaited him.
For, In spite of ber
m«rry nature Sue bad a tru» earnest
heart full of tenderness; and all her
love was given to tb* grave, reserved
man who atk«d her to be bis wife.
It ehilled her a little when h
e came,
that he asked her to bear him a faw
minutes, before she answered his lei
ter.
"I wrote to yon," he said, in a grave
*o ce that was habitual to him. "ask
log if you could love me well enough
to be my wife and yet, Susan, 1 feel
that 1 must make a coule-- ion before
1 hear your answer. 1 will give you. I
Iraal a lender, true lov» if y où
marrr iu« but 1 cannot dec« ve you
by letting you think you are the first
love of my heart 1 would «pare the
story, but as my wifa vou will be sure
to bear It"
A band of lev «eeutod to be grasping
Sue's heart but the waited, pal« aud
silent for what was to follow.
can
"You have met Adela Haine» my
second cou»io. hive you not?" Lao
1 rear« asked.
"No; I was away when «be visited
| your mother.'
i "Seven years ago site was ray prom
| {«nd wif». 1 did not write to my
mother, sure of her cousent *od wish*
\ iug to give ber • happy surprise on
my return homo. A year ago. when
; I was on my way bare. I proposed
'going to Baltimore, urging Adela to
again v sit tue mother, and snnounc
! log our engagement But In Wash
■ logton 1 met a school friend I had not
! mm for year» and in eicbange of
j confidence I found Adels bsd given the
loVe 1 believed mine to bim. I could
have forgiven ber if »ho had frankly
confessed to me that the lose 1 bait
owned bsd Strayed away from me; but
she wrote to we *« if her heart was
still all mine, knowing every line a
falsehood. Su» had seemed to me all
gentleness, pur ty. modestr and sweet
ness; but by her falsehood she tore
tbs mask she bad worn for ui»
away
and i aaw her forward, bold and un
it cm a hitter waking.
maidenly.
Su» for 1 had given her a strong ma» s
Itfl
Itfl
"But might there not have been
"3 mistake?" said Su» forgetting
here#» In th* • l « bl Laurence s
..mi
anguish.
•«ue. I will tell you alL Adels, my
betrothed wife—a girl I believed all
modest—had seen in C
man. my schoolmate, as I told you a
handsome, brsinlos* fellow of wealth.
8 he bsd wrltlen to h'm In » carefully
disguised bond,
modest girl oould bare written to •
stranger, signed in a fletlllou* name;
but-Su» you will scarcely believe me
—she had actually Inserted her photo
graph to such a fellow as Ned Hszard,
for him to parade among hl» cronies,
•nd display a» hi» last conquest.
White as death, she turned her lace
Laurence, unheeding her
• young
•neb letters «» no
aside; but
agitation. s*M:
••In mr own bressl, in a locket, I
wore also that photograph, believing
It bad been taken for me only, during
Adela'* visit to my mother. I con
doned my trip to Bslilmor» and wrote
to Adel» I told her »he might have
been free before, had she but frankly
« her love was no longer mm»
enclosed the locket in my fore
know all, bow
told me
and 1
well. Now, Su» yon
«■»» «••
» .I..« » »»w« 1 « >"
only."
There was *
fins been one
long silence 111 the room
' b altar bli
w.Ued patiently, wh"» Sue fought
1 She loved him.
once _
full »nr* » , '° «°'£ l " *fi 1 ,r fiai, d had
would win her Lnurcnce's contempt
•or Ufa r
••Laurence,
voice, "If Adela was true to you, would
it make you happy?"
•'It is scarcely worth while to talk
of what is passed now. Sue," he sa d
gently.
''Please
pleaded.
•'1 have told you I loved her,
answered.
''And she loves
wrote those letters to Ned Hazard,
Laurence—never sent him her pic
ture."
•How do you know that?"
• Because 1 wrote them. I sent the
picture .' 1
••YouP
to
In
a
she said, in a choked
nns wer my quo»t^OIl # , * she
ho
you. She never
in the excess of his amazement
Laurence left the sofa where he had
been silting, beside Sue, and stood
erect before her.
"You wrote tlioee letters!" ha
treated.
re
"You sent Adels'* picture to
a stranger."
'•1 deserve all the contempt you
feel," pleaded poor Sue, "but bear me.
please I thought the picture was a
fancy sketch. It was
ean
araong some
that my cousin gave me, assuring me
there waa not a portrait in the collec
tion. It was a piece of mischief, and
if we had carried it out Ned Hazard
would have met Nora Leslie's brother
dressed in a waterproof cloak and bon
net, by appointment. He was so oon
ceited that we wanted to give him a
lesson; bat Laurence; 1 never suipect
ed the picture waa a portrait."
"And Adela believe« me falser'
broke from Laurence.
"l*t me write to her. Give me her
address, and let me try to remedy the
trouble 1 have cauaed. And Laurence,
if you can, forgive me!"
But looking up. Sue found herself
alone, Laurence had not dared to
trust himself. He felt it unworthy of
bis manhood to meet Sue's confession
with reproach, aud he could not yet
forgive the cruel mischief that had
given him so mauy months of acute
suffering, and probably tortured Adela
as keenly.
The poor girl, whose love of merry
pranks had coat her to dear, crept to
ber own room to weep over her lost
happiness, while Laurence Halstead
carried the burden to his mother for
counsel and loving sympathy.
Early the next day Sue was sitting
in ber own room with a book in lier
hand, in whose pages sbo vainly strove
to interest herself, when Mrs. Halstead
came to her side. Burning biushes
rose to the young girl's chock as the
older said kindly;
"I have come to thank you, denr, for
your courageous ronfoMion and to as
sure you that Adela shall never know
from Laurence or myself who was the
girlish mischief I am sure you are
heartily soi r.v for having committed.
Laurence has gone to Balt more. Ho
could not wait for the mail's delays,
but lias gone to tell Adela of his re
gret for ever having mistrusted her."
"I never can tell you how sorry I
am," Sue said humbly.
"I am sure of it; and Laurence bade
me tell yon he could never sufficiently
respect your truthful courage in mak
ing so painful n confession.
A few weeks later Lanronco Halstead
•nd his bride returned to C — Th ey
•re cordial friends of Sue Carlington;
bnt though slio ha* conquered ber
love for Laurence. Sue can never for
get that the sore wound ber heart re
ceived was due only to her own folly
in perpetrating a piece of mischief
that almost wrecked Ihe happiness of
two lives.— Ttm«e Blade.
My Little OirL
Mr iltUe girl he» teslian ere«—
'Muds fringe» long sail thick iber're stt,
Wbo»e curving Up» make »b»dr ever
To »bite lids veined with violet.
Above ber forehead dear sod coo)
Lie llgbttome lock» of ember browe,
So »oft, »o Un» the breeiei Dlar
Among them s» «Ith HilUle do»»
Her mouth I» like tbo«e rich rosebud*
Tbtt July tun* sod sir unfold.
Bo rip» so red, *o bonered «weet—
'Tl* cs*t In every rotebuJ mould.
Her wey* are wln»ome, like s bird
Sbe »log» the morblng runthlns In,
She llptoe» through It «II Ibe day,
Then, bsppy, sing* It out sgsl»—le»f*e
Colburn Deane.
The Grocer and the Parrot.
The noise of a grocery wagon
•wakened the Bowery parrot from his
afternoon nap yesterday. He viciously
graspod a chunk of cracker in his
claws »nd threw it at the driver as he
yelled:
••The tariff I* a tax.
It happened that the regular driver
sick himself. He stopped short to
wlint hit him, nnd saw the parrot
"1 guess yon don't know quite as
much about It as yon think you d»"
said tbo grocer. "Under a protective
tariff American salt has declined from
$1 8 o a barrel In 1886 to 65 cents a
barrel at the works in Syracuso. And
Mr. Mills wants to put aalt on the
free list!"
' The parrot winkod at the grocer's
horae nnd saidi "The tariff is a tax."
••That isn't alt, either," said the
"They pay $L50 * day for
at Syracns» $6 a woek in Eug
40 cents a day at Turk's
I)...-« Him
,.,rlff lex m» or il«»*» it tux tl*o »all
«r'o'kera ni Serien««?"
The parrot all« wur*• only:
Uriff Is * u*."-. *"> l' u '*
»
was
Me
yet
grocer.
labor
land, ni*'
|,tnlid for salt wnrko'-«.
•The
It
a
is
in
SOME ODD ACCIDENTS.
ÄlBoy Ciirlon« Woyn In Wlilcti Peo
ple Are Injured.
The accidents to which frail human
ity Is liable are not better exemplified
than by a cireulur recently issued
by an accident insurance company
which fell into the possession of the
Chicago l/atuld. This little paper
gives the causes of the accidents
and the amounts which were paid
to the insured. Many of these casual
ties occurred under the most unexpect
ed circumstances. The display of the
amounts paid,however, was something
really appalling. For instance: Joseph
Panenbscher, of Bock Falls, III., was
kicked by a mule. It was in fly time,
and Panenbachor was behind the ani
mal. which was grazing peacefully
In the meadow. Gently the owner laid
his baud upon llto liai inches of the
beast. There was a bray and Mr.
Pancnbacher imagined there had been
an earthquake. Ho found himself soon
after lying in the pasture. His nose
was decorated with a gash; his eyes
were black, and a portion of one of
bis ears was gone. The mule stood
gently by gazing upon his master's
unfortunate condition, which he had so
suddenly caused. For all this trouble,
trial and tribulation the unfortunate
man only received $ 2 . 14.
Dan C. Richardson, of Minneapolis,
a commercial traveler, was more for
tunate; but he was kicked- by a horse,
lie got 9650 for his iDjury, which con
sisted of a broken limb, which laid
him np for twenty-six weeks. In go
ing over the investigation made by a
gentleman connected with one of these
accident insurance companies, the re
porter made tome interesting discover
ies. L. Richards is a commercial trav
eler of Tomaii. Win. He acted as
marker for a billiard match in La
Crosse. In reaching up to make a
count on the wire, he twisted bis ankle
in such a peculiar way that he broke
Ihe tendon, and was la d up for twen
ty-six weeks, receiving 9650 for his
Injuries.
N. E Nuzum of Aberdeen, D. T.,
met with a strange mishap, indeed.
He received a keg of fragrant saeur
kraut from a friend in Germany. After
having paid its weight in gold in
freight charges, lie started to carry it
down the cellar. The smell of the
succulent vegetable overcame him,
and lie fell headlong, his nose strikiog
the china of the keg, breaking that
facial member. Mr. Kuzum's beauty
was not enhanced by this experience,
but it cost the oompany $46.42. C.
1L Dodge is the contracting agent for
the Wabash, lie was walking near
the Board of Trade, in this city, when
he tripped ovor a piece of telegraph
wire. Ho fell on his face, and black
ened both ot his eyes so badly that ho
was unable to come out for several
weeks.
Emil Bersbach, of Evanston, is fond
of Limburger cheese. It is a very
strong article from a nasal standpoint,
and as Emil was opening the box. the
stench knocked Dim down, supposedly,
for ho received a severe cut in the
Is
is
a
trm from the Imtcliet which he had
been using. George Sun is a Milwau
kee clothing drummer, who is well
known in Chicago. He weighs a little
over 450 pounds when iu fighting trim.
Ho was putting on n rubber sbo» and
lu attempting to bend over so as to be
able to reach bis foot he fell prone
npon the floor, receiving such a jar to
his aldermenic proportions that be
was laid up for six weeks. James Ly
saght, of St. Joseph. Ma, in going out
tor a walk struck his foot against a
curbstone and broke one of bis toe»
>'. A. Barr, Kansas City, ascertained
the perils of moving by a sad experi
ence. He hired throe men to carry his
heating stove down stair» One of the
men let go ot it and it fell ou Its own
er, nearly crushing out his vital» He
was laid up a number of weeks.
James Igg, cashier of the Mer
chant's Loan end Trust Company, was
enjoying himself iu balmy southern
dime» One day while picking wild
flowers he was poisoned by ivv, and
was laid up for some time. James A.
McBurney, of Irving Fark, is an en
terprising drummer,
leak in the water pipe in his cellar
and concluded ha was plumber enough
to repair it. Ho melted up $2 worth
of nickels one day aud started down
stairs to stop the leak with the solder.
Reaching up with the ladle lie succeed
ed in pouring the molten metal over
his hand and wrist. Mr. McBurney
now employs an experienced plumber
to repair leeks end wears his arm in a
sling. Jnmes Murob, of Indianapolis,
was outriding in a hansom. He tried
to shut the door and crushed ono of
He found a
hi* lingers. E. T. Davis, of Sponocr
port N. Y. stubued hi* toe while In
tho bath-tub and broke it W. F.
Hunt know no better than to take his
dog to the norm pier ono fine day to
wash him. A 1 Hie boy loft a piooe of
a soap so that Mr. Hunt stopped on »t.
Uofell headlong into the drink, striking
on a atone ns bo wont down. He was
vny seriously hurt, and was laid up
for a long time,
owner of a ••jaok-kuifo" bed. One
night bo lot it down wheu ho was
roady to got Into it, and dived In bead
first Tue bed closed up with him
nod threatened to engulf him. He
fuelled out b s arm to save himself.
11 « left hand w i* u.m -nt «ni crushed.
Mr. C"H n« I.. n «torn belmvor in
L. V. Collins is tho
old fuslnom*! bo.Llo.td»
i
F. 8 . Daus» of Newport; U. H.. wai
up id La Crosse, eu route to St, Paul,
lie took a cup of coffee at the railway
restaurant anil immediately after be
came deathly sick. The coffee bad
stood in a copper boilei all night and
the liquid had become impregnated
with verdigris. This poisoned Mr,
Dause, and he narrowly escaped death.
It made him so sick that he lost seven
ty-two pounds in two weeks. That
gentleman is now opposed to coffee as
a beverage. E. H. Pool, of Engle
wood. stepped upon a piece of monop
olistic coal and it threw hint, breaking
his ankle. It takes St Louis to fur
nish a man who was nearly choked to
death with a strawberry. His name
is R. P. Hcnnciikamp. He sat down
in a restaurant to indulge in an un
reasonable luxury to which be was not
accustomed. The first berry stuck in
his throat, and his life was for a time
despaired ot George W. Watson, of
St Paul, was hurt by a runaway cable
car at that place. Edward E. Fox, of
Biver Forest was paid for injuries re
ceived from sand-baggers near his
home. J. L. Lane, of Kansas City,
was engaged in a game of base-ball
He was at the home-plate, had struck
the ball and swung around suddenly,
dislocating his knee. The injury laid
him up for twenty-one weoks. While
witnessing a game of foot-ball in
Buffalo; N. Y., George F. Hayes was
struck by the sphere, breaking the
thumb on his right hand.
A Milwaukee Pork King.
The retirement of Mr. Plankinton,
who may justly be called the father of
the packing business in the northwest,
Is looked upon pretty much as the re
moval of a landmark. Mr. Plankinton
is a striking figure. Tall straight as an
arrow, with deep, dark eyes and long,
sweeping hair, a strong, determined
month, a massive forehead and promi
nent nose, he is little likely to be for
gotten hastily or passed without
iujury as to bis identity. He is one of
the few millionaires who have moved
on to fortune without check. He suc
ceeded always, and this without the
aid of any friendly capitalist to see
him through. He was far seeing and
possessed of that rare, strange ability
which knows how to successfully run
a corner. Towards the close of the
war he made a great deal of money
in selling pork. Mr. Plankinten was
considered one of Milwaukee's wealthy
men when the war broke oat, which
means that be was worth probably a
quarter of a million dollars. The war
gavo him his opportunity, and his
profits for army oou tracts rapidly
swelled this sum until he passed safely
o*er the million mark. In 1864 he
formed a partnership with Phil D. Ar
mour, which gave both a world wide
colebrity as the firm of Plankinton &
Armour. The firm conducted large
houses in New York and Kansas City,
besides the immense business in Mil
waukee, until a few years ago. It
nlso embraced the Chicago house of
H. O. Armour & Co. The business of
the Milwaukee house in 1883 was $4.
000 . 000 , and that of the three other
bouses $12.000.000. Mr. Plankinton
is now worth from $5,000,000 to $10.
OOOtOOO.— Milwaukee Leiter to Chicago
Times.
Mary Ann in New York.
"An* have ye herd any more from
Mary Ann, neighbor O'Raberty?"
•DiTil the wurrud, Mrs. O'Flaherty,
only that the Frinch Count got so
jilous av siveral gintlemcn at Chita
quaky that ho did take her away an'
aff to Now York."
"An' phwy didn't he bring the
choild home to her mitber, insbtead
av takin' her away aff to New York?"
"An' sore it was to home he did
want to bring ber, but Mary Ann,
havin' niver been in New York, an*
wantin' to see the ah toiles, ye know,
an' to learn more av the wur ruld afore
she do go on the stag» she prevailed
on the Count to take her there for a
few day»"
"An' how does she loike it there?"
"Loike it? Faith an' she sea it aven
bates Chitaquaky for great gintlemen.
She was uo sooner sailed at the table
at Dilmonioo'» I bolaves it is «he colls
it, than the eye s of all the gintlemen in
the room were upon her. They fairly
shtopped ailin' they did. An' the nlxt
moruin* at the hotel she do be shtop
pin' at she received card after card av
the most illegant flavor, so noice that
she sea aha could ate thim, from the
most fasbionablest gintlemen in the
oity. But I tell ye the Frinch Count is
a daisy—divll the wan av the whole
gang did he allow to inter Mary Ann's
room, so much loike a father to her ie
h» ye know."
'•Loike a father!"
"Indade an' sometimes I fal* afraid
there'll be great trouble betwixt the
Count and some other gintlemen,
owin,' ye know, to Mary Ann's great
figure an' tnkin' way» Especially I'm
afrnid av that Gibliardt folly. They say
ho's a very ilivil after bosuty. Well,
mo wasbin' is waitin' on mo. I must
go in. Plaise excuso me ."—Kentucky
State Journal.
Amateur Actor-Mistnh Gibb» I saw
yah in the nudionoe last night Don't
yah think in time I may be able to rep
resent the oha'aotali of *a old man .
With oousidahble pownb?"
Mr. G bhs—Oh yasq In the course ol
No Doubt.
fifty your» — Harper'* Bator.
HUSBAND AND WIFE
Tlie Reason Whr Marries« le OIM»
a Failure..
Many letters we have read with sad
ness lately, prove that the majority of
nniiappy homes have resulted from too
slight acquaintance previous to mar
riage. A handsome faoe. a pretty fig
ure; the step that suits in a waltz, the
chatter that amuses for an hour, are
in too many cases all it is deemed nec
essary for a life-long companionship.
Others have failed because each have
started witli the idea that marriage
means getting, not giving; the man In
tent only on the comfort he can obtain
from an unpaid housekeeper, the
woman on the attention and adulation
of an ever-present lover. No altera
tions in marriage laws or civil con
tracts can make such unions happy or
successful
Let men learn to be patient and
sympathetic; to pause sometimes'in
their fuller, more varied lives t®
brighten with a little thought and love
the duller, more monotonous ones of
their woman-folk; and let women
realize that the lives of true men and
citizens cannot always be cramped in
their narrower home circle, and
strive to take an unselfish pleasure in
and to show a ready sympathy with
these wider outside interests
and ambitions. Just imagina
the kind of thing which
a Frenchman who in theory held U{«
legality of marrirge to be unimportant
to morals, would have written, and
contrast it with a letter, and its not*
of intense though conventional domes
tic piety. There are scores of letter!
br eathing that spirit, though usually
expressed with moon more clumsiness,
and. to use the word which best ex
presses the fact, "hutndruminess." It
is that quality which is to us the satis
factory feature of the letters.
The humdrums are In England tho
immense majority, and to judge from
these letters, they have no more inten
tion of attacking the marrirge laws, at
far as their main principle is concern
ed, than they bave of agitating against
the principle of caveat emptor, or the
rule that a jury should consist of
twelve. They have, in fact, never
considered marriage as an institution
like any other, but as a human condi
tion, the very healthiest state of mind
a community could enjoy. It is only
when a community feels that marriagn
needs to be sustained by argument;
that it begins to be in danger. Even
the few who would abolish marriage
have never really considered their pro
posal, for they neither suggest a sub
stitute, nor apparently, have thought
for an instant what the social conse
quences would be, to what utter slav
ery it would reduce women—to whom,
after forty, a threat of divorce would
be like a sentence of slow itaath—or
wbat the ruin it would work on
the next generation. They proposa
the change to get rid of discomfort
just as they propose federation to bo
rid of the Irish difficulty, or socialism
to be rid of occasional cases of suffer
ing from want Tbeir lightness of
thought is bad; but, like the density of
their opponents, thought,it proves that
there is no real question in the publia
mind.
It another instance
;
mind.
It is, perhaps, only another instance
of the general absence of any serious
consideration given by the writers to
the subject, but we have been a little
surprised at the general consensus that
divorce ought to be granted for adul
tery on either side. That is perfectly
sound from the moralist's point of
view, though many Christians will
Dause to reflect that divorce is only
permitted by Christ, and that permi*!
sion to divorce the husband was not
included in his deliverance on the mat
ter; but no statesman in the existing
state of opinion would propose any
such law. It would be simply a per
mission to all profligate men to divorce
themselves st will Opinion at present
sentences the adulteress to a life of
intolerable humiliation, and even suf
fering; but it does not sentence thfei
adulterer, and till it has been improve
ed, to grant divorce for man's adultery
would be simply to give a privilege to
the bad. Any corrupt man tired qf
his wife would force her to divorejj
him. The woman would speedily be
forced by the opinion of her sex to
demand her right, and the number of
divorces, which are nothing but on
avoidable evils of a grave kind, would
be multiplied a hundredfold. The
writers seem to think the change of
law would aot as a check on men; but
they either have given no thought to
the matter; or they do not know the
world .—London Times.
Keeping It Up.
"It doesn't matter bow little yon
may save." moral zed Jlggs "as long
ns you put it away regularly it amounts
up at the aud of the year. Now I put
away 10 cents ovory night" "But
can't keop np n resolution like
" "I have." "When did you be
gin?" "Last night"—A'eU) Turk
Sum.
you
that.'
Not Particular.
"What work do I like best iu flo
tlouP" queried the professor in r*.
spouse to the questimi of n stu lont
. "Well, I'm not particular. Almost
1 any wull written hUlorv anil*fiu* me.
Perhaps Carlyl '* 'French «.• volutin»'
is ns « ii lurtniuing as am thing uu lhak
lino."—As** Yark h'etuiug tun.

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