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W 1 X-i 1 I r- MOTIIKIt'SjSOTS. J Yes, t know there are stains on my carpet, Tho traces of smiirmiiduybooU; And I sec your fair tapestry glowing, All spotless with blossoms and. f rolts 1 And 1 know tbat my walls are disfigured With prints of small Angers an( hands; And that your own household most truly All fresh lu Its purity stands! if And t know that my parlor js littered A t With many old treasures and toys; ,, While your own Is in daintiest order, Unharmed by the presence of boys 1 " And I know that my rooa Is invaded, ' Quite boldly all hours of the'day: While you sit In your own unmolested And dream the soft quiet away! YevTirnow there are four little bedsides Wheje I must stand'watchful ;cach night; While you fro out In your carriage, And flash In your dresses so bright I Mow, I.thlnk I'm a ncatllttle woman; I like my houso orderly, itoo; And I'm font of all dainty belongings; Yet would not change pUccs with you I No 1 keep your fair homo with Its order ; lis freedom from bother and noise 1 -And keep your own fanciful leisure; -Uutglro me my four splendid boys I HANNAH AND I. IL1.AB1.TH A. S. CHESTEIt. "SprlcKflrlil ncrtibllctn. My father had moved into a now placo. . Prospectively, I onjoyod much In the. dethronement, of our household gods, and tho reduction of all our world ly goods to a stato of chnos. I foresaw the delicious suspenso, anxiety and final dismay oi rejoicing that would nttond tho trabslt of our looking glasses and parlor chairs. I looked forward to a kind of nomadlo oxlstonco about tho houso during tho days wherein wo woro getting sottlod, to tho oxploration of unknown depths under tho closet-stairs, and of mysterious recesses bohlnd tho chimnoy. I oxpoctcd to sit and sing In tho best roo'fclng;chalr, to roll my tired limbs on tho 'best mattress'; and to tako my dinner with a largo spoon from out n fruit-jar. When, thcroforo, I rodo up from tho depot on top of tho box containing my mother's best china and glass-ware, I Kelt that cyory ono who beheld, also on vied. Tho short ends of my hat-band fluttered spiritedly in tho March brcczo, and tho anticipatory, tromors in my broasttcroaked tho starched shirt-front bonoathiny jaoko't: At a very tender ago wo roalizo that this is a world of disappointments. For tho noxt few days my Ufo consisted main ly In hunting up tho hammer, running Tor, nails, trotting up to tho store, and down'to tho'tinner'a, and after tho car pohtor, pushing tho stovo-lcgs into place, holding upfoot-boards of familv 1 1 nr.. uuu-stoaas,, uiungimo oornors of bu Toatis, waiUrig uporijtoq jdlhtor and tho whllhwash man", getting ;my fingors pinched, gettlngjcolded,-getting a cbld; losing my handkorchlef, having nothing in partlcujar, to oat, savo a flttlo bakei's bread, andinow and then a bit of beef steak, cooked sometimes by my mother, SUUiUUUlL'a UV III V inrnnr onmntlmna U ftlary Su'Utvan.and occasionally' by all three. l t By tho third day I beg'an 'to5sep that tho anarchic stylo of housekeeping has its- disadvantages, and to fool thai "the springs of a naturally good constitution were wearing but in tho family service. On tho morning of, that day ,1 left my mother, and Mary Sullivan stretching a carpet fitted for a room 15 by 15 to coy or, our now dining-room 15 by 16, and 11 1 M. ,1. - . nniKuu uui in lub varn tn tnirn thn .As I sauntored down'to (ho front gate, -my eyes wero grooted by a vision of youth, I cannot say of beauty, swing ing upon tho gate over tho way. The "vision" wore a laro bombazlno .hood, such as was at this time, in high -repute among grandmothors, but was ncvor calculated to enhanco tho charms of tho young. A llttlo plaid shawl was pinned askow about her shoulders. Ono of a species of embroidered pantalets which, like tho' dodo of Mauritius, has since become extinct, had slipped down and lay liko a wrinkled bandage, along with her gartor, around tho top of her shoo. VHalloP" said I. "Uaiioi" responded she; you'ro a vmoan, nasty boy I" I should have promptly returned this 'oompllmont but for tho consideration that I had just moved into tho comma nity and oy6rtbing dopended upon my acquiring a good reputation, therefore, I bogon reflectively digging a holo in tho gate-post with my Jack-knife. The "vision" swung back, and forth, and hummed ''I.want to bo an angel." In giving an unusually vigorous lurch out warden 'appfoffow from, her hand and 'ton .into, tno miaaio oi tno muddy street. i uij;ia untu bwuj turn., luuukii a popular, street, that portion of it in front of my.fithor'suhouso 'generally was muddy. During thosprlng "arid1 fall mjbnths wo nad a' largo, swashy pool tloro, ono that appearedta flow irom n secret poreunlal source of muddlness, In." th'o.winfgr rij;lU It frbzo ovor arid matlo capital skatingt ; Puring tho sum mer t, gradually dried. away'untli; 'at tho "pollywpg"" season, when alono a boy oan take: tho highest rational enjoy ment! lia njuajpu'ddte, only a damp spptia'thb'oentro'of tho streot Indicated thin nltne from u which the water had iBubsWedrltwM aowst high-tide and thffappip'lfrU into thoozo Just below "Boy, como ovor aadpjok up my ap plo.V pommandqd my aeignbpr. Sonsqlqna oj setUngthafyoujig pagan an examplo of good manners, I return od tho'applo with a bow my mother had taught mo. She gavo it two or tbroo tcloanilng dashes on hor dress skirt, and thcn saids "Lend mo your knite and I'll give you half." noMt tno appio upon top or tno gato-post, savagely. Jammed tho knlfo through It, wiped tho blndo on her shawl, , arid returned tho knlfo with tko largor part of tho applo, -"Thank you'" said I. it unv is juui uuiuu, uuvr . Gcorfie Uprrlaaaai Whath yourif!' "Hannah Ahn'ffcoy.Ton golrilo nve in mat housoi" ' fl , . :i expect to." w v "'Tmglad of it: 'ThWrbeon dlsagrocnblo. stuck-up llttlo. girl living over Hhoro. I thought, when first saw you, you were going to bo Just !iko hor." This I took as Hannah's apology for hor reception. It was satisfactory, nnd wo might then and thoro havo becomo friends, but nt that moment Mary Sullivan camo to our front door and called mo homo. Sho said tho brass- headed tacks wcro all gono, and I must go to tho store ior moro. Whon I roturnud Hannah Ann was nowhero to bo seen. Tho next morning I was fortunato enough to find afivo-cont ploco in a crack ol a bureau drawor.and promptly started for a storo wherein to spond it. Tho strcots wero so muddy I thought I would go across and leap tlio neighbor's fencos. I was in neighbor Farley's yard whon I vas sharply hallod from n little window high up in tho end of tho houso. "Boy, como up horol" "How am I going to got upP" "Go nround to tho kitchen, and ask my mother to show you tho way up." I hunted up tho kitchen, nnd found Hannah's mother. Prior to this tirao, when I wished to represent a fomnlo figure upon my slato, I had drawn. u trianglo surmounted by nn ellipse nnd this in turn finished by a small cirolo; hereafter, with Mrs. Farley in mind, 1 drew a cylindrical figuro wittf' i'stnnll circlo on tho upper ond, nnd a slight depression representing tho waist-line. Aftor onco seeing Mrs. Farloy I could never wonder that Hanunh was forover borrowing a pin to fasten something on with. Thoro could never bo n moro dollghtfui garrot than Mrs. Farloy's.for novor could thoro bo a woman who could excel her in tho celerity with which sho would uso up furniture. Such a collection, of minors with shattered glasses, bottomless chairs, dismantled bureaus, and tables standing, upon threo logs is seldom metl "What do yqiiiwant to play?" askod Hannah. "Pirate." a "ghat's a.plrato?."' i I explained; and Hannah "forthwith bocamo tho most blood-thirstv of pi rates. It was in my heart to sparo tho women and children;. but sho refused to listen to such. a proposition,' and Celled hor victims left nrjd right .without ;rer gaHo ago or soxiOnccrsfle-teiertfbd me through tho heart, "and foil blood ing, dying, hitting my head against tho chimnoy, and yelling out in unfolgned ,agony. , -,.., - Aiterward, wo were riding peacefully along .over the green, lipids, and borJea'th tho calm bluo sky, on a, twoj lcggcdand. very ausiy so;a, wnon a party o brigands swooped down upon us, and bore us off. to a loathsomo dnngeon be hind a d&mantled buroau. ' Wo. flatten ed oursovos and crawled out, .bcheadod the brigands, appropriated their spoils, and returned triumphant to our own homes. Wo woro very dusty and cov ered with cobwebs when I romombnred my five-cent ploco and said I must go. "Glvo me halt of what .you're going" to buy, nnd Pll go with you," said Han nab ' I couldn't vory well refuse this gener ous offer; so sho put on her hood and shawl, and at my suggestion tied up her shoe-strings, and wo started. Sho expressed a preforonce for black licorice, and I expended' my,'money upon that luxury, and shared It liberally. Wo camo homo hand in band, and though Hannah went ovor-shoo in mud and wator threo times, sho bore it with in imitablo good nature From that morning our friendship matured rapidly. Sometimes Hannah was at our houso; sometimes 1 played In Farloy garret; and sometimes when sho had a soro throat, and woro a pre paration ot lard and camphor-gum around it, wo had permission to play in Mrc Farley's parlor. Whenovor Han nah stolo.cookles and ginger-snap? for herself, sho always laid in fprmo; when aiary auiuvan maao tea-saucer pies tor mo, I carried them red hot from tho oven to neighbor Farloy's, and Hannah and I watchod thorn cool, with hearts that beat as ono. Then whllp ono-bnlt V... . .V ' Tir. mo juico arizzica over my jaoKCt itti corresponding half dripped on Hahnah'i UM4UU. AAIUUiUU.VVUOfUaOBUJUIltUiy 4UJ1U ofiVjoocol'.'. it Whon school opened, Hannah and went hand In hand, and stood by ono anothor in days of adversity as woll of prosperity. Hannah being a mlserablo soholar, her days woro mostly of d- versiiy., The months slipped away, nnd tho years grow apacoj My father petition ed tho town authorities to fill up tbat mud-puddlo in front of our house.' Tho town authorities gavo evory encourage mont that tho "whole board" would be on the'Bpot at 'an early day, but wo look ed for them' in vain. My father made a socond and third Importunity with like results. Then he pressed his grlovanco upon their attention as gontlomon and mon'of 'honor.' ; A gentlomon and men of honor thoy gavo tholr wonl that, tho matter should do neglected no longer. Wo lived upon that promise six months Thon my father grown lrato, threatened to sue. Tho board booomlng doOant, Just wished ho would sue; they should like to soo him sue. At this retort my fathor's feolfngs roso to tho sumrtifof moral indfgn'atton; ho wouldn't sub; ho with such mon; but ho would pay no more taxes In that town; and 'energetic preparations for our romoval began. Hannah and I woro, sitting upon tho edgokotjrir.'Farloy'fl.cpaVbui 'rwhonr X comnrinlcatod'to hbr my falhors 16cls ioii. As soon as she flaw L was In. earn est, sho droppod over upon tho'anthra clto.mnd gavo vont to & flood of tears. She deolarod that she couldn't and. wouldhtjhavo mo go. She should dio with .lonosomcness, aatt sho, wished sho was dead. A few tears of mtno drizzled over tho bin and mingled with Hannah's Afterward ho appeared reconciled, nnd manifested intonso interest in bur pre parntlons, obtruding hor services nt our houso until my mother declared sho should novor bo ready to go it that Fai loy girl couldn't bo kept nt homo.' Tho morning of our departuro dawned hi. last, my minor nnu momcr went to tho dopot, leaving mo to follow.'as 1 had como, on tho last lot of goods. It was an April morning succccdipg a hoavy rain storm, and tho wavos of, my fathor's mud puddlo ran high. Hannah sat upon tho old polunia mound by tho gate, sobbing. I raised hor drooping form to bid hor farowoll. pushod the hair from her face, and gijvo hor my last kiss. Sbo olutchod frantically nt my nrcast, nut roaiizing mat dolays aro dangorous, I sprang upon a dry goods box in tho wagon. Tho horso, most so vcroly oflllclod with spring-halt, sot off at a fearful gallop; and wo disappeared nround tho corner lorovor. As soon as oirctimstanccs would per mit I addressed a lottor to Hannah, and soon-rocoived n roply of which tho fol lowing is a verbatim copy: Mr Deau George: I now set down to lot-you know how I am. I havo a soar 'throat neroly all tho tlmo sonco ymf Lelt. Somoboddy' has shot our Oat. Sohool commences noxt week. I dred It. A now family has moved into your Houso, thoro is'two boys, Eddy and willy. II wo novor sco each other again on urth I hopo wo may meet in hcavon. Yours truly, Hannah A. Farley. Tho letter also contained twoblofs and a grease spot and was directed by Hannah's mother, wrong sfde,up iVllh. care. I wrote hor onco moro, but re ceived no answer; aifailuro which I at tributed to her aversion to all lltorary labor rather than to ' any diminution in tho ardor of. her affection.' ' " , I attondend School 16r tho nbxt threo or four years, and then' .cntcrod tie wholosalo mercantile business In tho service oil an uncle. I became a rising young man. Soma of tho tlmo I rose rapidly, as gaseous, matter and joiing men botwoon.tho.agce of! 16 and t5 Are m tno namt ot doings Ouriamily.pros- fpeifed. From thrditoV, ih TbuVTaaVior wo passed by easy stages through body Urussols to English .Wilton,' nnd wo numbered the successors' of Mary Sulli van by twos and by threes ; i-a , ' . ,. '1 ll Presqntiy l arrived at tho agAjWljoro-, at extremely witty pooplo begin point-' ing ata 70ungmnn poenllarly sharp and original Jestsconb'erhlag tho sub ject' of matrimony. At first tho impli cation therein convoyed.'that l had only to choosoi was gratifying to iny vanity; but'by tho tinlo.I 'iiognn'to' direct any serious 'thought's that -way myself, so much solid wit had becomo an insuffor ablo boro. Thore woro girls-rin largo quantities and excellent qualities all around mc, but iho thought of advanc ing to anythiiig serious with'any ono of them always suggested Hannah. My reminiscences of Hannsh -woro not such that I could create- an ideal fomlnino character of her; but' when a fellow has sat in a coal bin with a'girl and taken altornnto sucks on as many Jackson-balls as I had with Hannah, no subsequent oxuerienco oau over entirely offaoo tho impression. I had a curiosity to know what Hannah had becomo. Tho surest way to gratify this curiosity' sccmod to bo to go and sou hor. I ac cordingly wont. Tho girl was pretty. Sho bad color and frankness; sho had grace and re pose of manner. Hor finger-nails woro scrupulously kopt, root and crown, nnd hor hair was glossy, as woll as- fashion ably drossed. Tho year wo loft town Hannah's mother died; and aitor tho billows of affliction 'had surged ovor his soul about six months, Mr. Farloy again bohold tho sun and took a no w wifo. Tha now wifo had takon infinlto pains with hor stop daughter, Tho stop-daughter's present appearance as compared with hor for mor condition, boro favorable testimony for tho lady's Bystom. Hannah said that whon wo wore ohlldrcn I had scorn od liko a brothor to her, and I at onco placed roysolf upon a fraternal standing. I interrogated hor in regard to tho oc oupants oi my old homo, and sho finally confided to mo that, she was engaged to tho youngor Wothorbco, tho "willy" of hor loll or. I afterward saw him, and could but inwardly' applaud the discrimination that led nor, oven in childhood, to'begla His namo witn a small Jotter, Ho was an individual of from 110 to 115 pounds weight, though want thoro was of-bira was drawn out And judiciously dlstri-a butfjd with a viow to making the-, most of straitonpd olroumstanoos, . fthTro may bo no more ink in an exclamation point than in a vowel, but It is botter adapted to attract attention. As. to col or, energy, and vivacity, Hannah had onough to supply threo just like him, Hannah's I soon perceived, was tho philosophical form ot engagod life Ono ovoning whon we wont to walk, she BftldXo mo "Mr. Wothorbco has his faults: no ono knows thorn bettor than I, Hut whore.' addod sho touchincta 'f'whRrn m . inP" J:: vnPI. '. ... ..." win youBna a man wno nasn't iMinr lJ'Vhore,l,s4ur1oly, ro'9ppdod I"., . "I don't look for perfeot happiness Jioro bolow4' continued Hannah pen sively; "I've' soon. top. much of .life, for that".7Hann&fi.,Isomo. years my J'u-j uiur, auu raunc, at.inia penou, nave,ar rivcd.at the. maturaWe of 19, yeawA S i -i .'... 1 1. , .... - nnu, ocgun.vo, maniiost nvoiy symptoms of tAklhgcdro 6r Mioirisolvos, whon one day in' a neighboring .city.trollliig through u papor box factory whoso pro prietor was niyiincnu, ijcamo .acrpis Hannah. x t J i " ' "How in thoworld camo you koroP' bluntly oJaculatedJ, "By tho fortunosof Ufo, and tho rail way." ' I nlnd't'know whuthor sho was to bo addressed astFarloy or Wetherboo; nnd objorvlng'thnti sho was dressed in doop mourning, avoided anything that might suggest cxplanatidnB. Sbo pres ently told mo that hbr fathor wasdoad. Then as I sought hor con'fldonco on tho fraternal basis she told mo that hor father had loft- his estate onoum bcrod. i . "Thoso diaagrcoaolo Wothorbdcs hold a mortgago bn tho houso,''-said she, "and thoy are' Juh'tho exacting, unac commodating kind of pooplo who wouldn't hesitate in foreclosing tho day tho timo'CxplrosI ' Sho had sot' hersolf about earning' money to pay tho Indebtedness. "You bco,". said she, "tho property Is loft by will to 'mamma and mysolf coh-t jointly. If it is disposed of at a forced solo it must bo at a great sacrifice and thon poor mammn'wlll bo loft without a homo. She has' dono cvtrythinr; for mo" hero Hannah's largo byos'fillod witKtoars "ancf-lt isn small thing for io m wy 10 savo mo nome lor nor." lAsald I wondored sho hadn't sought a difforonfkind of employmont and sug gested toachiog. "O, l'vo tried applying for- schools: Two 6rthr6o times I've received invita tions to examinations; nnd thoy'vo' givon me perfectly dread fnl lists of ques tions, asked ridibns why we performed operation tbat 'I novor before knowwo dldporform." l' "Music, then.'" "I lovo m'nsio; but thoro nro threo toachors to overy pupil. This is pleas ant work and I' am 'happy In feeling that I shall savo the homo for mam mal" - i When I reached hotne'that ovonlngl so'd an opera ticket I had purchased in the morning1, and,' whereas Ihad always smoked 16 corit cigars, now purchased aWrht'lO cents1, (gavo Ihem away before the cldseot tho'webk and went backilo 15's) affraflkcd xaothei'lf thore wasn't a placo somewhere in tho city whoro thoy cleaned and1 dressed over so led kid gloves to look oa woll as now. For the noxt'few weoks l had consid erable business 'in a neighboring city, and I used to transact it in- season foi" tho 3 o'blbck train, and thon 'conclude" to wait for tho-exprcss.- Hnnnah was1 always In fine spirits, buoyed up by tho belief that sho wit making sure progress In paylng'ihat debt. I should as soo:. havo thought ot discharging thdnationi al obligation y peddling matches. Ono warm Saturday afternoon, whon stood by her sldb, and she loaned baok fatigued,' bat dlsiractlngly pyetty with tho loose hair .ending around' hor. tern-1 plos, sho, inadvertently laid her hand on . I . 1 r Vi '. it . - . ... tuu uurnyr cx moxnoio next co-mo. It wasgrowicfj thin, nnd tho H lorinodbyJ tho bluo veins on tho back, and' which,' in tho days' of youthful simplicity ah'o hod told mo stood for Harrimoni stood out with great 'distinctness. ' x suggested Doing allowed to mako an arrangement removing her' from tho necessity oft liquidating thoso debts. bno. retused, to listen. I pressed tho matter unaynillngly. I thon went, to tho.propriotor,r told him Miss yarW was an 'old school mate and friend ot mino, who was hero cally trying to savs tho family rcsidonr-u for her step-mothor, and ask ed him if Ire could not furnish a bettor position :.bt Ft ank is tho most' obtuse of creatures. He finally asked mo if sho could koop books. Remomberlng the splurges in that youthfulepistle of ners, i ioi9 dv no means connacnt, Dot said I: "Glvober tho books, anvwav. and look to me for damages J' no loumi tbat sho wroto a noaf nanu, and had a slight inkling of doublo entry; bus when it came to tho subject of remuneration,! and she asked him how muoh.ho bad paid his last book keener, ho had tho sunldltv to runlv. "no nati $suu, out l snail uiow you Ah I" said sho, "be was nn old and oxperlonced book-koopcr, while 1 know iiiuo.auoutWi yyny under such circum stanoaado youinbroaso tho salary?" t rank wouldn't havo sorupled at an cntfro sories'of equivocations in his own; behalf, uut elnco only my intorosts woro at staxn, ms oonsoionco neoamo as ten deiras GoorreWfoshlnEtonJs. Ho fin ally- aok'nowlordgcd that tboinoroaso.was provided for by friend. , i nh mi l nnnArl utA nna'.llnn n.r. mkuiu'7 eald sho with dignity. iwoncup oau neia f, f oon vorsiio with Hannah. I "roasoaejU t witk hor; I "set things t- in their; ,tTUO light;" I roauo marten i oar,, ataia asem as if sho might y6o, but sho wouldn't. Unon tho n'rgout. aad repeated invi tatlons(of y' mothcy. aho consented to snodd hor Sabbaths m our pl&eo. Sho was In t5 Ircquorb, iecoipt oflottors irom nor siep-motbsr m wnion inemosi affootlonato Betiytenta were couched in tho most hoautlful language, and on Sunday eveninga sho used to read mo oxtraoie Irom these lettors with tears In herevM. . Tljpfty-day came at length whorcon, I wftnioully certain she would roobivo ontmgh.q comploto her payments. I Wontlo soo hor at her boarding-plaee that ovoning; and broaohed the deferred subjeot. Sho attempted evasion, but I had dcoldod that If evor I was to havo mv own way in this oonneotlon, It was tlmo I began. Tho result was 1 wont home with hor the next day. We found Mrs. Farloy had Just do bided to marry tho 'fibVfcrioan'of inai ooara oi roaa commiSMMMM who Wn't nil up my fathor'B?apud- me. , 17 - i. , "I think, Hannah," said hqrcHOctlvo ly, "that pbrhaps"w'd bottbr dlsposo of the property, and tako.oiir respMtlvo portions -to' ,purohase"ourWou3eaux ,Wngly, and onro. sneonve Dortron'", wm in mm nn ty"Wfr on n ablo and tavonraeeaoprpji oi.oross-maKors. uHatftfllVeara- -that 'haVe olarxad .mde'that , o vont fW period, our dome tie life has 'boon sometimes critical, nnd oiHiippccuuar, dud always, joiiy.v rvb novef Keen tho hour whoh In tho inmost recesses oi my noart rvo regrottod that, my fathor's family onco rosldod upposlui that mud puddlo nnd Hannah inn. 1 I' mt. i ) Tho Saint Dernnrd Dog. Nuncrr. Tho groat St. Bornard mountain is . f At . i ono oi mo nign mountains In Switzer land! On tho htgiiosi point of tho pass ovor It is A largo stono convent, which is used as a placo of rofugo for trovol- ors. It is eight thousand feet ahnvn l,n son, and is tho nbodo of a number of pious mon, called monks'. Thbv hnvo a breod of largb, noblo do'gj that scont out pooplo lost in tho snow. Thov scratcn away tho drift, nnd bark loudly all tho whilo, so as to lot the monks know what has hnpponod. One of thoso dogs saved forty -persons, and 'among mom was a nttio boy that, the dog man aged to rostoro from a frozeu stato, nnd carried; on his back to tho convent. Thoso dogs nre tall, with lanrn llmh and broad ohosts. With n coso contain ing .food or cordials slung about tholr nooks, thoy go out to scokfor travelors. Sometimes tho monks go with thom. Being ablo on thoir four foot to cross groot shoots. of,snow whoro mon could not vonturo, tho dogs traco out any one who may bo lost in tho drifts. Thov supply him with food, nnd somoilmos tako, him homo on their backs. In winter thoro are what aro callod, ava lanches. A groat mass of snow gathors in a high placo till It gets so hoavy that It falls nt onco down tlio mountain. In doing so it makes a toiso liko tho dis charge of a cannon. Sometimes tho snowdrifts surround tho walls of tho convent to tho hoight of forty Jcet. Tho, doop llttlo lake boloro it does not molt until July, nnd freezes again .in Soptembor, and tbosnow, falls almost ovory day in the year. Not a treo is to bo seen, bnt only patches 'bf mess, grass, and bright, hardy :iittlo flowers. The kind nlonks 'aro choered In thulr- lonely lifo by the thought" of doing good; Bead on the Field or Honor. Btnflr4of thaOroai. 1 A few weeks ago, a steamer, with hundreds of men and holploss women and children, was on fire within a few rnilos of New York- Tho oaptain, find ing that nothlngceould be dono to save her, took tho wheel and ran her aground and kept hor. stoady. ..there, with, the dock burning bolow him' an 1 Iho flames loking his- faco and the1 hands' with which he hold.-hor, until the Jast man had a, ohanco to save himsef. It was, tho old story ol' Jim, BJudsbo: "I'll hold hor no'zzel again tho bank (ill tno last' galoot's "oshoro." This man did it. A re-' porter found tho captain a fow days af tor in a hospital, his burned hoad swath ed in bandages. f It was supposed that no.wouidioso ootn ms oyos. "All tho world is praising you," said tho visitor. 'I am glad thoy think I was not lack ing tn duty. I did what seemod the right thing to do at tho timo," said tho sailor, qulotly. A(8horttimo sinco a leak oocurod i n tho Uadson Rivor Tunnel. In an Instant, twentv-oliht mon Sound death facing tkni, and death in the most horrible, hopeless form. Thoy, must bo choked underground, liko rats hi a holo, with water and mud. Thore was no tirao for preparation or thought. Tho rivor was bursting in on thom. Ono man, Potor Woodland, a Dun a, camo to tho front,, cool, Intelli gent, collected. Thero was a chanco that eight ot tho men could bo savod by breaking tho glass ball's oye; but whon it was brokon, his own instant death must result. Iti Improbable that. in tbat brief moment,. ho- counted the cos'tu Ho was an educated man. to wham lifo had givon muoh. Ho was youmg, Urong. Hohadiawifo nnd llt tlo children. "I saw. hto lace," says one of tho survivors, "as ho looked through tho glass at us. It was ghastly polo. His volco soundod strange. Ho gave tho ordor, 'Broak iho bull's oyol' fo knew thero wnsno ehanco for hi after that was dono, and hesitated. he shouted again, 'Knock out tho bu oyo, and do whatiyou. can for tho of usl' " Thox'bOye nnd woro sn Woodland and the others woro dro ed. Tlio Mantle. mo mantio in omn timos wi not moroly a osvorlng, but a gorg' uslv. ornamontod arttola of dress' w nnt ml solemn occasions- Rtohard I. Is Slid to havo had a mantle which was eovorcd with hall-moons and orbs ol sblld sllvor, in colo? plain, blue, with a broad' border of gold, and' fastened on tho "breast by a large but plain oval gold fibula, Amte, tho Queen of Richard III., wore on the tho day before her coronation, a mantlo of white cloth of gold, .trimmed with Venice gold and furred with ormlno, and garnished; with Bovtnty aulets of of silver-gilt. Tho romanoes of the thirteenth century are full of allusions to and descriptions of the magnificent mantloB mado of velvet or cloth of gold. or silver richly embrolJored and lined with the costly furs, as ermine, or lotUoo and valrk tho noxt In valuo and osVoom to ormlno. Mantlo3 woro not worn by unmarried women, ualoss thoy woro of high rank, n7 Bfl slbtl .CHILDREN'S CORNER. "mi oats' wash Avian jmximci, of,., b . t. A est, aih day, a sptnW ciught ; Abotit"toet ifer np, "fltopl!'criedt4e sparrow. "OentUmen Bhon4iiiit5fore"theVeoD.." - Orimslfcfn p&nseil. To Kit presumed 6fli "Bo thst's your game I But I'd bewlso In future.-ltll enMt 'A' Vey&ttv 'rH never WMh before I est, uatarur." WhlcK Is'sllll , A fashion that the cats keep up, Ana, doubtless, always Mil. TUB KNI OsV MV .llUAKEY. DY JIMMY BROWN. Hirrcr'. rontig Pctplc. I haven't any monkoy now, and I don't baro what becomes bf mo. His loss was an awful blow, nnd I nover ex pect to recover irom it. I am a crushed boy, and when tho grown folks find whnt thoir conduct has dono to mo, thoy will wish thoy had .dono different ly. It was on a Tuesday that I got tho monkoy,. and by Thursday everybody began to treat him coldly. It began with my littlost sister. Jooko took her doll away, and climbed up to tho top pi tho door with It, whore he sat and pullod it to pieces, and tried its clothes on, on ly thoy wouldn't fit him, whllb sister, who is nothing but a llttlo girl, stood and howled,ns if sho was being killed. This mado mother bogin to dislike tho monkey, and sho said thatif his conduct was such, ho couldn't stay In hor houso. I call this tnkhd for tho monkoy was invited into tho houso, and l'vo boon told we must.boar with visitors. Alittlo whilo afterward, while mothor was talking .to 3usan on tho front plnz za, sho hoard tho sowing machine up stairs, and Bald, Woll, I noverl That cook has tho Impudonco to bo sowing on my maohlno without ovor asking leave." So' sho ran up stairs, and found that Jocko was working tho machine liko mad. Ho'd takon Suo's nightgown, and fathor's black coat, and a lot 'of stock ings, and shoved thom all under the needle, and was sowing thom all togeth er. Mothor boxod his ears, and thon she and Sao sat down and worked all tho morning trying to unsew tho things witb tno solssors. They had to glvo it up aftor a while, and tho things aro sowed together1' yot, liko a man and wifo whioh no man can put asunder. All this made my mothor mora eool toward the monkey than ever; and I heard hor call him a nasty llttlo beast. The noxt day was Sunday, and as Suo was sitting in tho. hall waiting for niothor to go to ohuroh with hor, .'Jooko gets upon her chair' and pulls tho feath ers out ol her-bonnet. He thought he was doing right, for he had soon' thb pook pulling tho feathers off 'tho chlcfc ens, but Sub callod h'm dreadful hamcs, and said-that whenfathor carlio -homo, eithor shobr the monlcy' "would ldavo thohoufib1. ' r iw 'Father came homo early Monday and sodrabd quite pleased with 'tho ruohkbyv Ho' said it'was an mtofostlhg study "and hb toldt Susan that ho hoped that sho' would becontonted with fowor beauxy now that thoro' Was a monkey constantly in tho houso. ' 'I ! ' In a llttlo whll'o" father caught Jocko, lathering himself with tho mucilage brush and with a kitohen knife aU'reauy. to shave himself. He just laughed at tho monkey and told tno to take good caro of him and not lot him hurt hlnir solt. Of course I was dreadfully ploasod to find that father liked Jocko, and' 1. know It. was beoause I was a' man and. had more sense than girls.' But I.waaJ only do9eiving myself and lennlrig'on.a. brokon'woed. That 'very evehlnglwhok father went into his study after Buppen ho found' Jocko on" his'desk. Ho bad torn all his' papers to ploccs .except a splendid now map and that hb was covi crlng with inie and making bolieve he was' writing a Prosldohfa MossAgo about the Manama Canal. Father- was jtut raging. He took Jooko by thaecnlff. ofi hu neck, lockod.him'in thd cloSotfand sent, nlna away by express . the "naia morning to a man in thb city Witii.oc-dors-toseflhim. ' L Tho expressman afterwards toldiMrC ravers that tho monkey "pretty, noaiflv klllod' ovory body on thb1 train , , for hb. got hold.oftLo signal cord and. pulled it, and. thb engineer thought it wai tho jconiluctor, and stoned tho train,, and imuwcr train just uewnu it camo. within an Inch ot runninjniQ'.lt ijnd.smaslSIng It to. pieces. Jock'o?did tho samo thlrio- thr.oo times before Ihbv found'oui what jrivas the matter, arjl.tlod him, up ao that Thn nnulrlnH. rnqth ith nnwl ho couldn't roach, thb cord. . Oh.howasjustboauUfull! ButI shall a tmu I iSIUTUttJ says that it's oil right, and 'that fiH j monkoy onoug!for one hW. That's Docauso hue ,has beta, iuig .things against tho Monkey 1io. himV but, novor mind. First my dog wont, and now mv moni koy has goe, " It Bee'as it ovory thing that is bosutltul mustdbiappeafP Vory llkoly I shall gpuext, . ind, when I am gone, hi them, rflnd trio ,dbg ando HloalV ;alilJCrj(Jray,fta ho turnod thacornerjjyhls gate and. ran plump IMP a Utti0)gixl,wno was coming put.. , "O, doa'.t s,top.ow please, I've got a whole cent, and I'mgobag (otho1stor,y and tho.littlo figuro trotjec) away',' with ono hand shut bo tight that tho cont couldn't havo got out if It had boon allvo. "John Baker, candlos nnd pies," that was tho placo sho wantod, audlna mm- wiie,",nsia, mi l dropped me bird SewtieVfDlrroir. All von ronai" nte she wm slandlng' on tip-toe trying ake' bfle've tVahe was big enough to look ovethe'.eWnter. Mr. Baker jrsi Jj'usy, and bo Jo (hor wlffig n amq wan Joseph Ine) had a ohanco to Iookabbut.' "Caudlos and pics," I should say I So thictjevorywhoro that you oouldnUaee the paper on the walls. Jo had never.had a cent all ior her own 'bcfortjiaad .hjw t spend it just right roqnircd a good doal or thought and a goodjdeal of looking around before hand. ,"WeU, my llttlo Miss, what Is itP" "A groat largo cakol" said Jo, and Mr. Bakor took down ono of thoso tre mondous big onos with scallops all. around thom. "Any llttlo mites o pioslfprjlioiP' "0, yes!" and ono was put on top of tho big cookie, and so Jo wont through tho whfla'lisV-cnndlcs, :ckiaL pies and Mr. Baker did thom'nllbpl nie whito papor, ancS ,tled!iho "buniUofttfa protty specklod string. Jo picked up hor big packago, put down har cent, said "Thank you; sir," and stiffed" to go homo. Mii "What is this, cont forP" askodyMr. Hakor. A , , "Don't you know?" eald Jo.t vlt's for tho candy nnd things." n . , , "But thoy como to lorty-fivc conts.'r said Mr. Bakor. "'t That's funnyl" said Jo; "My"ma6P- ma gavo mo tho cent, nnd told'-me to buy just what I wantod. F6rtr-flvo cents Is moro Isn't it?" . v p. Now Mr. Bakor had a llttlo girl dust about 03 big. as Jo,, and so ho couldntt. help loving hor. What do yquothJaJaV ho did P., Ho took tho bundlo'and,mark ed in big lottors, vPrlco o.noo'njfj. "Now," said ho, "you owo-mo fortyy four cents, and I'll glvo you that' Tor a kiss, and then wo will bq square"' So ho took his. kiss, and Jo toqk horljunfe, and tho foast that sho nnd hor!,dollfes' had lasted from four o'clock till" nqariyT ocoiimo. -i Tho Mew Society Croze. Londnn Hour. 1 Most amusing accounts nro givon of tho now crazo which has seized upon a certain section of London sodloty." ' ft seonis, for some timo past, 'sundry' young mon and womon havo botaKeW' thbmselves to thb "ihbwlrig rof thoir shapes," as Jack Tar calkit, fn "thb" most fantastical costumes Jof tho medi njval ages, and playing such tricks Vbo? foro high heaven as makes the angels weep. Tho womon exhibit themselves-in-tight-fitting garments, devoid pf? all shape and color,, clinging to the form and showing tho contour of tho figure with quito as much, precision as tho fleshings of the ballet girl; tho hair-cut short and frlztod over tho ovea 'and dyed of a deep orange brown; tho thrqaV encircled by a double row of largo ami ber beails, from w'hlSh WtimfflL' diteval ornament;: aaid'a1 ldbklng'glass hanging to tho sldo,. as in' tho piotoros' ol tho Venetian ladies- byPdul Voronesow Thofomalo rothotlo'ls:ingonoral sallow-and'half-starvod, wobegono in1 oxprens ion Sho has in general a dingy look which is attributed1 to tho efforts mado to attain to that, perfection, according to, her Ideas, and whioh In somo'casoa .has.tobo proourediby artificial, mpps, Sho sighs and Jooks- vacantly around from bonoath tho shock of stiff, 'frizzlo'd ihalr, dyed of a roddish brown, accorA'. Ing to tho lawho has mode unfq her self oY having no, dofinod color on any, portion ofhorframo She can scarcqlz lopen hor lips to. spook, so .tight ly aro they pressed together, and novor smiles savo when tho xuale 3thojj&.arj proaohes, andthon.thoy whlsport,9geth or, nnd sometimes dtaannnur - xrx (1XT arm inarm toward! the sapper Worn. whoro.they are not moro baekward than the vulgar herd in thoiir ontovmn'nta vS1 Jiho.creaturo comforts- proylded, And whUe tho fomalo oesthetq is sli yly rldioulous, the male of the sSecJos is absolutely offonsivo. Hq lisps" ani ambles; his Jpcka-flow uncombed oyer his collar, but whon no one, Is. py liefa not above. Investigating ,th.contegM7pf a tankard ol Bass's o, . f whioh ha nntloVn,. TI " i rutMujo iuu;j. xiu Knuriiy carrie on artlfloIaUily in hii band, .at wh nllvr nnnr ami Tknv ' -r v' """"tstln ' " ' Ills Speceh. J,"l BoitonPoit. 1 rfl It was tho birthdayof bid ColvVlialo. Hd wai a" veteran of two wars nnd'Eil had" reaohodihls 80tH year.' Tho mini tary company resolved to surprlso'Eio! gratify Mm-by recognising it. -(rSey raaroho6idown right In front ofhft houso with a twolTo-pounder, antl'ibaaX Ing'Kea-up bogan to" flro In good ahajiel They thought it would send the wKfta Blood flying through" thd 'ColcWs Volnsitb hoar the familiar 's'oun'df I R did. At tho third shot thb otd' vbtBrafi nppaared at tho-' door Jwlth'thb ait'oX batMo gleamia' lh his yes',hls g'rhy iook'sWeaming in th'olvlna! afaaBB. bktnuskct & his hn,d;IVi6ivo',,hVmHi Aanoo to alfell uo,buVlavpo'wdWl 31ro tho canBohl" crlbtf thotnhianlMli of the company. 'Tho WonellrusTWr own' to ho cannon and pushedVafa ntenaway1. Homounte4d.it.- 'XA'B'rUBbht A'Jspeoohr" they orlod1.' He 'moilJfftB. for silence, and all was'itlli.ThtnBfc yifoWrolspd his'vbibo) 'YbK dovlW hbcried, 'What; d'b,'you mbaa bytftlliif this cannon in this way P rou'rebroilik ovory pleoo of 'glass arfd 'o'rooUif my housol" 'hoy tSok mb bnnoalS4 marched away1 "' Mrs. John Wood one day n axff- hoarsal askod an actor,-. 'Why Hynqg -was always represented as carrying torch P" to whioh ho smilingly replied, "To Indicate that ho usually makoslt warm for pooplo who marry." To ohook Is to stop, but passengers, baggago Is checked to go.