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fBb THB BOIXAB. I've lived Sixty yean in the frisky old world, An' seen lots of changin' and turnin', An' fifty of them, by the sweat of my brow, My bread an' my butter been enrnin' -An' I've learned many things, in the way of hard facts, (I never was any great scholar,) .An' here's one for yon: Whatever you do, Young manan', young woman, I'm warnin* you too "Keep on the ri^ht side of the dollar. No matter how much you may want this or that, If you can't spare the money to buy it, s&on'fc run into debt, or you'll quickly rp Ri-ct That you ever were tempted to try it, though your clothes may be white at the seams, an' you find Rough edges on cuffs an' collar, -Just wait to get new till the same you can do, Young manan', young woman, I'm warnin' you too And keep on the right side of the dollar. 'Oh, the strifes an' the troubles that would be, like weeds, Cut down in their pestilent growin', .An' the blesains, like beautiful flovv'rs, that folks In their stead would beconstantly sowin'' Oh, the homes and the lives that wouldn't be lost, If all this plain precept would foller That Hay down to you! Whatever you do, Young manan' young woman, I'm warnin' you too Keep on the right side of the dollar. Harper's Bazar. TRAVELING COMPANIONS. Mr. Augustus Wetherby walked up aand down his apartment in an em broidered smoking-eap and jacket, ap parently absorbed in restless thought. Each time that he passed the large dressing-mirror he bestowed upon it a glace of cnticising satisfaction, and then would pause to gaze adminngly into his own eyes, and with hi-, elbows on a level with his shoulders to grace fully twist the ends of his waxed .moustache. Finally, he took up an open letter 'from the table, and for the third time 'perused its contents, which weie as follows: "DEAR GUSI drop you a hasty line to -cVfcieh the 6 o'clock mail. Minnie Gray is with us, and I want you to come up with out delay and see what you can do in the way of winning an heiress. She isjustfrora 'boarding schoola simple, unsophisticated -girl of 18and if you enter the field at once I don't see why, with your advanta ges, you should not succeed in making an impression If uncle can't spare joufrom the office before Saturday at least, come then and fetay till Monday. In a quiet country house a great deal can be done in that time. I've spoke of you to Minnie judiciously of courseand I'm sure she is already interested in you. She will be with us but a week or so longer, and will 'then leave with her family for their West ern home, so you see there is no time to be lost. I hall certainly expect ou on Sat urday, if not before. Don't disappoint. "3four demoted sister. AGNES MLRBOW." -"Ruml Aw, well, I may as well go tip and see what she is like!" mused Mr. Augustus Wetherby, giving a doubtful shrug of the shoulders. "Old anan still living but won't object to ithat if he'd do the handsome thing by me that he did with his other daugh ter's husband. In fact it would be handy to havehim go onmakingmon- *y Jior a few years. It isn't every day '.fchato a feller can pick up an heiress fcpretty, too, I think I heard Merrow .say. Cousiia of his, eh? Convenient to Hhave sisters marry fellows with rich young cousins. Yes, I think I might as well try it on." On the following Saturday, accord ingly, a blonde younggentleman,fault lessly attired, and with a 2almly satis fied and rather supercillious air,board -ed the five o'clock train for a two hours' ride to Verdon station. He found but two seats unoccupied one next to a fat old lady with a ticket conspicuously secured on the a front of her shawl by three pins, and the other adjoining that of a hand some, well-grown young lady, who was seated alone at a window with a satch uel beside her. Affecting not to observe the first .-seatfl and eA'en ignoring the friendly ^trag^&fc his coat-tail by the fat lady, IMs% Wetherby passed on, and paused -with a half-wistful, half-apologetic glance at the vacant seat. The young lady, observing this, promptly removed her shawl and .satchel, and made room for him. "Thank you' I hope I am not in- "Com"mou"mgyou. said Mr. Wetherby, with his most graceful and winning maimer. "Not at all," she answered, l'aising -a pair of bright, frank, brown eyes to ibis face. And then they sat for a few moments silent as the train started. The breeze, with its inevitable cin ders and dust came in strongly at the -window, and of course the young lady tried to close it, could not, and equal of course Mr. Wetherby offered to do it for her. Then they naturally got to talking, the young lady manifested no shyness or stiffness and as Mr. Wetherby look ed at her smiling red lips and laughing -eyes, he noticed her easy, self-possessed 2manner, ai.d he congratulated himself 'upon having such companion for the amusement of his brief journey. She was alone, too, which encourag ed him to assume a little protective gallantry. "Have you far to go?" he inquired, when he had conveniently arranged his i satchel and umbrella at his feet. "Would you call it far to Prince- 'ton?" she returned innocently. So she is going to Princeton, a ride ot six hoursand as Mr. Wetherby Hooked at her bright, intelligent face :&nd brilliant eyes, he almost regretted that his own journey won Id be so rhort. He fancied, too, from an in definable something in her look and manner that he had "made a mash," as he himself would have significantly expressed it, and with an inward gratification, set himself to deepen the impression by his most winning smiles, and elegant and fastidious airs. Besides his admiration of the young lady, he would like to show the peo ple around him that he was some body. Just, in front of him sat a pale deli cate looking lady, who was nervously endeavoi ing to keep two little children quiet. Their fidgeting and prattle rather interfered with Mr. Wetherby's conversation. "Great nuisance, 'children on the cars," he observed, fastidiously, to his fair companion. "I don't object to them. It is amusing to observe their funny little ways," she replied good humoredly. "When they are good and pretty but children like these little scamps ought to have a special car provided a sort of cattle box." He ended abruptly, as the lady in front turned her head, and, with a sudden flash, bestowed upon him a glance of which only an outraged and insulted mother is capable. "Good gracious' I hopeI did not intend that she should hear me'" said Mr. Wetherby. "However, if people choose to listen to private remarks, it makes no difference." Then he laid back in his seat, and while his fan- companion looked from the window, re\ enged himself making faces at the baby, which was staling at him o\ er the back of the seat and makin ineffectual efforts to grab hold of his cold-headed cane. The sweet infant at once stared in round-eyed wondei at the unaccustom ed facial expiessions, but as they be came more ogre-like, its little moon face worked, and it burst into a terri tied shriek which started half the sleepers the car "And you will excuse my little son, sir," said a oice behind Mr. Wether- by." He is not accustomed to the in teresting performance with which you have been kindly endeavoring to en tertain him. And the tall, stalwart gentleman leaned forward and took the terrified infant from its mother's arms. "I think we've intruded ourselves into a family group here," Mr. Augus tus Wetherby observed, as he looked uneasily around. "You will be more comfortable on the other side, and able to keep the window openit be ing lean ward, as sailors say." The young lady hesitated a mo ment, but then gathered up her shawl and satchel and crossed over to the opposite side of the car, where were a couple of seats left vacant by passen gers who had alighted at the last sta tion. It was immediately in the rear of a plainly dressed old gentleman who was fast asleep and slightly snoring, with his feet conspicuously elevated. He had removed his new boots, and encased his large feet in embroidered cloth slippers, which left exposed an ample space of gray yarn stockings, evidently of home manufacture. "I really believe the old fellow im agines this to be a sleeping car, or at least that he can indulge in the privil eges of one, regardless of the feelings of his fellow passengers. People of his class generally imagine that they can shirk the expense of a sleeping car by making a dressing room of the public cars. I've a great mind to fire one of those boots out of the window with my cane." "That would be too bad. You wouldn't do it, really, would you?" "Not if you object. The poor tellow certainly don't look as if he could well afford the loss. But I'd give some thing for those slippers to deposit in a museum for future antiquarians as a supposed specimen of prehistoric art, and "a proof that there were giants in those days. He, he!" "They certainly are extraordinary specimens of nedlework," the young lady observed, eyeing the slippers with grave attention. "Really," exclaimed Mr. Wetherby, "we seem destined to be unfortunate in our immediate surroundings but then, one can not always choose one's traveling companions, unless one en gages a special car." There was a gleam of amusement in the young lady's eyes as she glanced from him to the unconscious object of his scorn. He caught it, and was thereby encouraged to go on. "And the stockings! I had imagined that sort of pedal covering to belong to the lost a~ts." "They look narm and comfortable, though and I dare say that is all he cares for." "Wonder where he got those mar velous slippers? Dare say that they are the effort of some red-handed, ap ple-faced daughter, who probably ex hibited them at the country church fair as a creditable specimen of high art. Is that red blotch in the middle a rose or a holyhock? And the blue dotswhat botanical productions do they represent9" "I should think the first is intended for a bleeding heart," said Mr. Weth erby's fair companion, criticisingly ex amining the slippers of the unconscious sleeper "and the blue would probably suggest forget-me-nots." "Bleeding hearts and for-get-me nots. He, he! Who would expect so much sentiment in a rough old fellow like that? But perhaps, after all, the slippers are a tender gift of a sweet heartsome sallow, smirking old maid, probablyand he's stuck them on his delicate feet, in order to have her image perpetually present with him. No doubt he Jell asleep contem plating them, and is at this moment lost in dreams of his loved one." This flight ot fancy so amused the young lady that Mr. Wetherby was thereby encouraged to proceed with his brilliant remarks. "There are initials on them, I 3ee P. G.Peter Grubb, perhaps. The name would correspond with his ap pearancedon't you agree with me?" "I am sure it is very kind of you to take so much interest in that old gen tleman and his affairs," the young lady returned, in a cool, quiet way, with her dark eyes looking lull in his "Fortunately, I can gratify your curiosity. His name isnot Peter Grubbs, but Peyton Graynot very unlike, don't you think?" "Wn-what!" gasped Mr. Wbotherby, staring"not surely Mr. Peyton Gray of Chesterton?" "The same. I am his daughter Minnie, and I must confess I worked those absurd slippers when I was about ten years old. They were my first attempt at embroidery, as any one can see. Father never wore them until lately, when, being a little lame, he found them convenient. Mother knit the stockings he will wear no others." Mr. Wetherby, pale and red by turns, listened in silence. To add to his dismay, Mr. Gray, at the end of his daughter's speech, quiet ly turned his head and fixed his keen gray eyes upon him. "Yes, young man," he remarked coolly, "I find both the slippers and socks very comfortablenot but what I should have been sorry to have lost one of my boots." And without further notice he de liberately proceeded to don the latter articles of dress. Mr. Wetherby sat in dazed silence, feeling excessively small, but seeking to comfort himself with the thought that it might be possible so to dis guise himsell not to be recognized by Mr. Gray and his daughter when he should present himself at Verdon. Would it not be well to give them a false name at present, and delay his visit for some days? But while he thus mused in dire con fusion of spirit, Miss Minnie Gray, turning to him, said, blandly. "Do you stop at Verdon, Mr. Wetherby?" "Ehawyou take me for" "For Mrs. Merrow's brother, oi course. She told me yesterday that she expected you. You see, father and I ha\e only run down this morning to meet sister and her fannlv, who were to join us at Cousin Merrow's and all return home together Let me intro duce you to my sister and my broth er in law, Colonel Steele,turning to the tall gentleman and pale lady, who had been spectators of the whole scene "II shall be most happy when when we arrive at the station. At present I must positively look after my vahce, as I think we are approach ing the station and will have only a minute for alighting." "Your valice? Here it is under the seat. You see"with a charming smile"we could all read thename on it, and that is how we came to know who you were." The next station was not Verdon nevertheless, Mr. Wetherby, with his baggage, alighted there, and took the next train homeward. To the inquiries of a friend, to whom he had confidentially communicated his intention of marrying an heiress, he briefly replied that he had seen the girl and did not quite fancy her. And it is observable that on all of his trav elling trips he is strangely silent and uncommunicative with his"fellow pas sengers.Susan A. W'eiss. Could Not Stand an Honest Life. The New York Sun tells this story oi rather doubtful orthodoxy of a crimi nal: A discharged prisoner entered the of fice of the late Dr. Elisha Harris in New York one day and said: "I am just out of the penitentiary." Dr. Harris replied "I am very glad to see you. Take a seat. What can I do for you?" The young man continued. "I want to get honest work to do, and to lead an honest life. Can you aid me to find employment?" Dr. Harris told him that he thought that he might be able to do so, and direct ed him to a lodging-house, where he could remain for a few days, when he would let him know the results of his efforts in his be nalf. He% happened to be ac quainted with a gentleman who had occasion to hire a la.-ge number of men in some manufacture, who had no objection to take convicts on trial, and his application to him in the pris oner's name proved successful. The young man was so attractive in his appearance and mannei'S, that the gentleman and his wife both became deeply interested in him, and wishing to be more used to him, took him to their own house where they spared no pains to influence him in the direction of amendment and right living. He apparently softened under their gentle administration, professed to have be come a Christian and expressed a de sire to unite with the church. Some thing of a sensation was cieated in one of the fashionable places of wor ship in the city of New York one Sun day morning, when his employer walk ed down the aisle with him and stood by his side as the rite of Christian bap tism was administered to him. Not long afterward the prisoner's new and faithful friends met Dr. Harris and asked him what he thought of their protege. He said: "I do not think he will hold out." "Why not?" "Oh, I cannot tell you. His looks, his gestures, his whole manner seem to me to indicate a fatal lack of moral stamina." "Why, doctor," exclaimed the lady, "do you mean to set limits to the grace of God!" "By no means, madam. The grace of God can do everything for everybody, but there are some men tor whom it seems in fact to do very little, and I incline to think that this young man is one of them." They were rather indignant at his want of confidence and lack, of sympathy with their own enthusiasm. But time roll ed on and they oung man disappeared. He had been absent for some weeks* when he wrote the lady: "I can never/ thank you as I ought for your very great kindness to me. I am sorry to have requited it so badly, but the truth is that I could not stand an honest life. I did try, but 1 would rather die with a jimmy in *ny hand than be the possessor of the finest fortune in America." HAPPY-GO-LUCKY FAMILY. J*Vr%8&> BY W. WHTTWORTH. \*X From Cleveland Leader. It was in a small town near the Ohio river where I first met the "Hap- py-go-Lucky" family. They were not known by that title at this period, though. Then it was "Bill Raddles" and his wife and five children, living in a small cottage on the outskirts of the settlement. Raddle was employ ed in an old grist mill where I held a situation for a brief period, and thus became acquainted with a few of the remarkable peculiarities of himself and family. He was a middle-aged man with a thin ring of whitish brown hair round an extensive bald spot on the top of his head, the mild est-looking, easiest-going man I had ever met. Nothing ever disturbed the even tenor of his happy tempera ment. I don't believe an earthquake would have given him more than mo mentary uneasiness. A sharp or cross word never came from his placid lips. Half the time he would go with one or both of his shoes untied, his panta loons hanging by one suspender, quite frequently fastened by a nail or piece ot bent wire, while both ahirt sleeves would be dangling over his hands from need of buttons. Give him his short pipe, and a plate of mush to appease his appetite when hungry, and he was the most contented man alive. The peculiar characteristic of him self and wife was early shown in the matter of the dinners he brought to the mill. On Monday he had bread and meat, with coffee well seasoned by sugar and cream. On Tuesday the cream had faded to milk, with trifling decrease in the sugared sweetness. Wednesday lost the meat while there was the barest suspicion of milk and sugar the coffee pail. Sometimes on Thursday there might be a slim suggestion of butter on "his bread during the last two days dry crust and black, sugarless and milk less coffee never failed to obtain. Dur ing the entire six months of my stay in the mill I never knew this gradua tion in his eating programme to fail. On Monday he was in the clover of high living, sometimes increased by an extra dab of left-over luxury from the lavish get-up of Sunday's din ner and then down stairs to a regular taper of poverty, as it might be called, or tasteless coffee and dry bread at the end of the week. And the curious thing of it was that while he seemed to fairly revel in the Monday'3 extra feast, he ate his coar&efare of Fridays and Saturdays with all the satisfied relish of a perfectly contented mind. Affairs at home were conducted on precisely the same "happy-go-lucky" principle. When there was plenty "in the larder, the entire family rushed in to a feast with all the careless vim of having not a thought beyond the pre sent. Invariably, Sunday's dinner cost more than three of all the week put together. Neither Raddle nor his wife seemed to have a thought for any re quirements beyond the passing hour. It did not appear to make a particle of difference whether the income of the family was circumscribed to the ten shillings a day earned by Raddle, or was increased to twice that sum by the earnings of Mrs. R. and the older children while the money lasted they lived in the clover of plenty, then tapered to beggery at the close". Losing sight of the family during several years, I again found them, this time in Cleveland. I scarcely I knew them at first, they were in such comfortable circumstances. They lived in quite a showy house, having a millinery store in front, kept by Mrs. I Raddle and her oldest daughter. Two of the other children were earning wages, and Raddle himself was in re ceipt of a higher salary than he had I ever gained before. Altogether there was a steady income of more than twenty dollars a week. "You will be laying by something for a rainy day in the savings bank," I suggested to Raddle. Well, no not yet, they hadn't thought of it. In fact, with all the increase of income, they were living in about the same drag as of old. They had a book account at the grocery, at the butcher's, the shoemaker's, and in a!l the other places where they dealt, and before pay day arrived the the whole amount of money earned was consumed with not a dollar left over for the wants of the future. It was the same big spread of luxuries on Sunday followed by a lessening scale down to mush and dry bread later in the week as of yore. Not alone this but neither Raddle nor his wife appeared to possess the slightest idea of apportioning expen penses to income. As soon as increase of income began Mr. Raddle found a new $8 wringer in the house. Said Mrs. Raddle: "William, I got that mighty cheap. Paid $1 dollar down, and I'm only to give twenty-five cents a week till the balance is paid. We shall never feel the payments a bit." "That's so," was Raddle's- satisfied response. Next week it was a new black wal nut clock on the same easy acquire ment. Said Mrs. Raddle, with all the confidence of assured convietion: "It's just the same as getting the clock tout nothing. Shan't feel the the trumpery little paymeats no more than nothing at all." "Certainly we shan't," was Raddle's comforting acquiescence* "But where did you get the dollar to pay down, Amanda? You said you hadn't a cent." "Oh, I borrowed it from Mrs. Dul bar till nay night. I can pay her easy then. Shan't miss itv" "That's so*" And the easy going Raddle sat down to tie a piece of string to his broken suspender as comfortable in feeling as a King on a bran new throne. Soon afterMrs.Raddlebought a fano^ rug, a velvet-bound album, and apf/fr of ilt-framed pictures from the ped dlers who sold on the week payment plan a sewing machine, a pair of lace curtains, and a "beautiful"parent re- clining chair got them, really, for a mere song never feel the trifling pay ments, almost the same as getting them made to present to you. And every time the new purchases were shown to Raddle in a burst of triumph, he gave vent to the same old "That's so!" as complacent ly as an ancient cow chewing her cud. And though at last it came that more than half the family's income was swallowed up in meeting the numerous installments,so they were put to sore straits to jog along, Raddle got down to mush and dry bread, and took life as unconcern edly as cattle in a clover pasture. Even now, with the weight of debts hanging over them, and first one and then another of the purchases taken away with the loss of all that had been paid on them, whenever any money came in there was a big spread ol luxury for Sunday's dinner, a sec ond feast on the warmed-over goodies for Monday, and trust to luck for what ever could be procured later on. With a five dollar bill in the house they were in a paradise of plenty, unable to see the end of it, and just as likely to secure a new purchase on the week ly payment dodge, with the pleasant assurance to Raddle: "We shan't feel the trumpery trifle one bit when, with a smile that was equal to an exhaustless deposit in bank, Raddle would pull at his pipe and say, "That's so'" as contentedly as if he had never known a set-back in the world. Just about the time the host of in stallment payments had nearly sunk them to the dregs of poverty, and dry bread and mush was rather the rule than the exception. Mrs. Raddle re eened alegacj' from a distant relative. Th^ next I knew they had made a payment on a hou^e and lot, furnish ed the house in grand style, kept a horse and buggy, and were altogether in tip top shape. Surely, I thought, they will now arrange to regulate their expenditures to suit their income. Not at all. Asaneighboi remarked, they were bound to go along mthe "happy go-lucky" style of" living with not a thought beyond the present hour. It seemed to make not an atom of difference whether there was $50 a week coming in or only $10 each case the income was swallowed in a feast while the money lasted, fol lowed by stinted shortcomings when it was gone. While yet a trifle of the legacy remained bank, Mrs. Raddle paid a hundred dollars on a piano for Luanda, with the purpose to have that dear child take lessons at $10 a quarter. "We shant fe= such a trifle one bit, you know, William," Mrs. Raddle said, "and the payments on the pianoonly a trumpery $10 a monthwe shall never know it." "Certainly not." Raddle believed it even after the house was lost, and the horse and buggy and the piano were dragged out of the house, he had full confidence in Mrs. Raddle's easy going way of making pm-chases. When they finally sank down to three rooms in a rear tenament, and there was no income but Raddle's six dollars a week, they went in for a solid blow out of pie and fried sausage on pay night, an extra baked dinner on Sun day, and weak tea and coffee during the close of the week. The very last time I was in their dwelling was only the other day. Rad dle had borrowed a trifle on his watch, and brought home a pound of porter house steak for supper. Said Mrs. Raddle, as they reveled, in the tempo rary feast, to be followed next day by mush and molasses: "I do wish you'd been here with the money a little sooner, William. There was a peddler with the loveliest vases, onlya dollar a pairjust dirt cheap. And all he asked was fifty cents down, and the rest in payments of ten cents a week. We should never have felt the payments no more than nothing." "That's so'" was the cheerful con viction of Raddle, as he felt sorry he hadn't got back with the money in time. Then he pushed the dangling sleeve of his shirt from his fingers to enable him to grub in the corners ot his pockets for a few scattered crumbs of tobacco, as he added that perhaps the peddler would call again, when Amanda must borrow fifty cents and* secure so- prizable a bargain. The Oitm Cliewer's Friend'. The habit ot chewing gum, accordV ing to a Macon, Ga., physician, is. a good and healthy one. "Thinness*" he says, "rs a physical characteristic of Americans. I account for this be cause of the fact that they are- in a new country, to whose climate fclbey have not become used. Even the de scendants of people who came to Airner ica two hundred years a-go are- not fully acclimated. Thi ters not to what country^ people may remove. Natural history has-demon strated that at least three- handred years are required to acclimatize a a nation that has taken* its. abode in a new country. "Now, as thinnessas-acharacteristic oi Americans, they ought to use what ever will make them fat and they ought not to usowhat will keep them* lean. The habit of chewinggum causes certain 3uices 'A'hich aid digestion to* flow freebj, unmixed, with any injuri ous substance Th^habit of chewing tobacco also.causes thosejuioes to &GW freely, but 'ihe. tobacco chewer either expels them\ from, his mouth or swal lows tjiem mixed with the poisoaous juice of the weed. I see- you have yon notebook out juisfc jot doinm this-factj twenty years ago the rule was that Southern women were thin aad delicate it is n&b the rule ngw Southern women ar*- not phys ically eqalled in North \naerica. Any physician who is as well informed as he ight to be will tell you that it is tre. This change is due to the habit Ol chewing gum. You may smile, you may even laugh, if, you please, but I am telling you a plain fact. As to Southern men, they are as thin a$4 gaunt as they evwr were and so 1J*ey will remain uvitil they cease to ehew tobacco and begin. Cleveland I*a/le.?,. The Evito-of Iefore*tetloi, A correspondent of the Chronicle*, of San Francisco*, writing from Europe and describing the evils resulting fcom the destruction ot forests, says: The evils of deforestation have-been so many times- rehearsed that it is only necessary to mention them* brief ly here. Trees* are- necessary ia the hills and mountains to protect the springs and insure a steady supply of water throughout the year. If all the trees about sources of the streams are cut away the springs flow but a short time after the winter rains cease. In early summer they have disap peared entirely, and with them the small brooks they have fed', and. which were wont to supply the creeks and rivers now either greatly reduced, in volume or vanished. Consequent ly drouth, poverty and suffering from fine agricultural possibilities ruined, with a soil deprived of its neededimois ture. There is another evil-scarcely less serious. This results from, the in undations which almost annually de vastate those parts of Europe which the long course of ages have been gradually denuded of their forests, with little or no effort at renewal. Spain has in this respect been the worst sufferer. Except in certain favored localities, principally along or not far from the southern base of the Pyrennes, or along the Med iterranean, it may be described as an absolutely treeless country, its vast olive orchards affording here and there a partial exception. One may travel by train for days here and there over the great central plateau, which con stitutes the greater part of the penin sula, and scarcely see a treenot even an oliveon the plain, and not a grove on a hill or mountain side. Such desolation seems appalling. As a nat ural consequence the rains that fall, not being detained by groups or for ests or trees, run off at once into the valleys, where they swell the creeks and rivers to enormous volume and cause those frightful inundations which two or three times every year form the burden of Spanish dis patchers, and deplete the purses of the benevolent in every part of the world. In Austria, Hungary, and in different parts of Germany, theie are similar experiences, with incalculable loss of property and loss of life, and, to a cer tain extent, in France and Italy, though the two latter countries find a remedy in the universal dissemination of the-olive and the vine, one or the other of which clothes, and in a great measure protects, the most barren hillsides. There are, also, in both countries sufficient laws regulating both questions of deforestation and afforestation, both of which have done much for the protection of all inter ests, concerned. Gars With Bathrooms. Chicago Herald. "Talking about luxury on the rail," said a traveler, "let me tell you of a nice thing I struck last week. First, let me ask if every man of you hasn't felt while out on the road that he would give more for a good bath than for anything else in the way of person al oomfort that you oould think of? There is something about railroad traveling that makes a man yearn for his-bathtub at home. You not only get dirty, but you feel that you are dirty. The stuff seems- to slime you over, and stick you rug, and interfere with the natural functions of the skin. And then to think of a five or six days'' trip across the continent without a wash except of your hands and face, which only make the- contrast with the rest of your body the more strik ing, and renders you more miserable. "Well, it has been supposed that aibout all of the.-arfc and invention of the world in the matter of securing comfort for the railway traveler have their home in the United States, and particularly in Chicago, and yet, jup in British Columbia I struck the nicest thing I ever saw on wheels. It was a sleeping car with a bathroom. It is a nice tub, and.'there is plenty ctroom and all the hjot or eold water a man wants, and es/erythiong nice, claan and cosy. The charge for the bath, is only fifty cents, and, diauing the two days I was on the car, there wasn't ^passen ger on the. cor who didn'2 have at least one bath a day. And every man and womao of 'esa swore that the lux ury would, have been cheap and de suable Eal^doju&Le the price. Tired of Her Stable Boy. A Kc.w Yo-rk letter to the Boston( is true, it aiat- Hera& has. the follow 'og regarding Mrs. Moro&iniSchilling. The moral is sufFsGiently obvious. I qeajf that the somewhat celsbrat ed Ipve match between* S'ictoria Schil ling and her stable husband is not, quite as rosy as it w^s. Indeed, they dp say that the vdded lffe of the coachman and his baride is rather more spirited than affectionate. Mrs. Schil ling looks thin and anxious.. She wa& plump and rathvr 'ight-heaited when, her runaway marriage occurred. Now the girls at !&e Casino are- tell- ing that she eries in her dress ing-room beVwpen the- scenes on the stage, &nm there are rumors that, she is badly created at home. Her father, I uu&erstand, v^ould take her back to his. home if she would get away from her husband, but she is not quite ready to do th&t. She is, how ever, beginning to think that she has made a great mistake in life, and to feel her humiliation, keenly. But she is too, full of pluck to acknowledge the error publicly, a she grows pale anc\ thia and goes avxay by herself to wee Ca^/. &GS\ 1 j_l A *'4 i i Sk W no gets $6 a week^ at th_e_ C^. i HOS and the people in the comp An like her and have sympathy for her apparent d&^t^e8S^ She sings, well enough and looks well enough, to be sure of earning a good living on the to chew guwu"-* stage aa long as, she may choose to stay there.