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joiin o. wiuttikh, My old WcUh neighbor over the way Uiept slowly out In tho inn of Spring, rushed from licr tars tho locks of gray, Anil llrtencd to hear the robin Idr. Her fjranilson, playing at marblea, stopped And, ctucl In iport aa boya will be, Towed ft at one at the bird, who hopped From bough to bough In the maple tree, havo you not 1 "Nay," said the grandmother, " beird, My foor, bad boy I of the fiery ptt ; And how drop by drop this merciful blul Carries tho water that quenches 111 "He brluis cool dew In his little bill, And lets It fall oh tho souls of sin ; You can see the mark on his red-breast still Of fires that ecorch as ho drops It In. My poor Uron rhuddynl my brcait-burned Mrdl Binding eo f.wcctly from limb to limit ! Very dear to tho heart of our Lord Is ho who pities the lost like him." Araenl I said to the beautiful myth; Blip, bird of God, lit mv heart as well; Each cood ihouRbt Is a drop wherewith To cool ard lessen the fires of Hell. Prayers ' f Ioto like raindrops fall, Tears of pity aro cooling dew, And dear to the heart of our Lord arc all Who suffer llko him In the good they do. POJARSKI'S CUTLETS Icnv!cTC WrJ In the Ttaotre. Many years ago, sorao tltuo during tho rolgn of tho Czar Nicholas, tho vast Russian Emplro was ruled cntiroly by tho will of ono man, with tho aid of tho bayonet and tho stick. Long boforo tho vast regions botwoon St. Petersburg and Odessa woro traversed by railways tho old postroad to Moscow ran through a vlllago of somo 1.G00 Inhabitants, called Oslashkavo, between Splrovo and Toriok. Thcro woro two houses of ontcrtalninont for travelers In '.ho vil lage ono a wretched llttlo Jog cabin, of which tho proprietor wts tho starosta, or headman of tho community, and which was a moro cabaret or dramshop; but at tho other end of the village street thero was a really comoly, clean ly, tidy llttlo ho&tolry, by tho sign of Th Three Golden Angela of Kiov, tho landlord of which wa3 ono Fedor Ecdorovich, who had a pretty llttlo wiro and a prcttlor daughter of n marrlogoa bio age. Tho starosta who kept tho dram-shop, and who was an uncon sclonablo old hunks, hated Fedor, be cause his houso was cloan, and beeauso ho was sober and Industrious and free; for Fedor had boon a crown peasant, and had served long In tho army, and had mado enough monoy as a sorgoant attached to tho commissariat to start an inn at (Mashkavo. Unfortunately his landlord was tho noblo absentee proprietor, and that landlord's agent was tho avaricious staro.Ua. Ho began his plot for ruining tho landlord of Tho Thrco Goldon Angels at Kiev by allowing him to got behindhand with his rent, and oven lending him small sums at exorbitant interest. In tho courso of a couplo of years nearly all poor Fcdor's posscsjions wero mort gaged to his merciless creditor, who threatened that, on the first occurronco of failure ol tho Interest duo to him, ho would seize upon Fedor' s chattels, send him as a prisoner to tho dobtors' jail at Moscow, and turn his wife and child In to thu street. To moot, theso continuous demand tho unhappy Fedor was oblig ed to part with tho fow articles of jow clry in tho possession ol tho family. Ho sold bin two horses, his pigs, and on tho morning this story this vory llttlo story opens, tho poor wretch had sold his Tcmninlng cow and calf, which had been driven off to tho market at Torjok. Threo hours afterward, just about noon, a calvacado of homes and carriages, es corted by a pulk of Cossa3k, their lances glittering in tho noontide sun, camo pounding if a body may use so sporting an expression through tho vil lago street, and drew up with a tre mendous clatter beioro tho door of Tho 'Three Golden Angels. Cossacks dis mounted; courlors, alds-do-canip, order lies hurried to and fro, and amidst clat tering or sabers ana clinking ot spurs, a tall, almost collossal figure, in a long, gray great-coat, and wearing a holmot surmounted by a goldon splko, alighted from a traveling carriago and stalked into tho inn, followod by a groat crowd of officers in splendid uniforms, and all 'baro-hoaded. It was his Imperial Ma jesty Nicolas Aloxandrovich, Czar of all tho Russias, King of Poland and Grand Duko of Courland and Lithuania. It had happened that the Czar felt hungry at an unusually early hour, and that his autocratic will was to breakfast at Os tashkavo instead ol Torjok, whero tho Imperial ropast had been ordorcd by couriers in advance Tho misorablo Fodor Fcdorovlch felt as a man might bo expected to frol who was going to bo hanged when Gonoral Count Coaloy, amicably seizing him by tho collar, informed him that ho was about to appoar in tho Emporor's pros onco. Of courto Fedor went on his knees, and thus awaited tho Imperial .orders. Is this tho man of tho housoP" asked tho C.ar, speaking at Fodor, hut not looking at him. "It is, your Mtdistv," icpllod tho general; aid-do camp, still retaining his hold on tho inn keeper's collar, and giving him nn uml Mhio llttlo shako, as if ho had boon a doir. "Toll him," replied tho;Autocrat, "to prepare breakfast for mjsolf and aulto eight porsons and to provido sultablo refreshment for tho rest of my followers, and forage for tho horses, As regards breaklast omelotto (theio's no fish, I suppose?) and veal outlets for ol?ht.broakfastto bo served at 1 o'clook, Gonoral, tako my stop-watch, and seo that strict military timo is adhered to, Lot him begone' Thus spoko tho tor- rlblo Nicholas, whoso word was law. Tha gonoral aid-de-camp courteously conducted Fedor Fedorvlch downstairs, oven to tho threshold ot tho kitchon. Ho had relaxed his hold ou Ills collar, and hold him qulto in a caressing man ner by tho Jolt oar. "Son of a mangy cur," ho smilingly obsorved, "you've plenty of timo to cook a succulent breakfast; his Imperial Majesty is parti cularly fond of veal cutlots." "Hut," gasped tho unfortunnto innkeeper, "thoro's nt so much as a bit of veal In 1110 wiioio viuagc; tno last can wo pos sessed was driven off to Torjok this morning." "You'll particularly soo to tho egg and broad-crumbing of tho cut lot," pursued Count Coatov. "Hut there's no veal," whined Fedor Fcdor ovlch. "Let thcro bo a piquant sauco to tho cutlet," continued tho implacable ald-dc-canip. "Hut, oh dear! oh dearl I can't got any veal," sobbed Fedor, fairly breaking down. "And seivo lemon out in slices with tho voal cutlots," went on tho Incxcr.iblo :ild-do-camp; audletit ha vory freih vcnV Fodor Fedorovleh sank on his knees: "Mercy, mercy " ho cried, clasping his hands In supplication; "for tho Ir.vco. Tho Thrco Golden Augols of Kiev, mercyl Oh, llttlo father, tako mutton, beef, pork (I can get somo ot tho straosta's, ho said to himself). Oh, sparo mo tho voal, for voal I have none." ' Omelets and veal cutlots for eight," replied tho impertur nblo nid-do-camp, "at ono o'clock to thu mlnuto by his Imperial Majesty's stop-watch," which ho hold In his hand. "Fivo minutes lato, ono hundred blows of tho stick; ten minutes late, two hun dred; failure in any essential particular, especially as regards tho vool cntlots, tho knout, branding on both chooks, slitting of tho nolstrih, and immediate importation to tho mines of .Siberia, thero to bo' chained to n whoolbarlow or tho torm of your natural life; and ot tho voal bo very tondor." So greet ing iho kneeling Fodor with a friendly kick, tho general aid-dc-camp strolled away to smoko a cigar till breakfast should bo ready. l must uraw a veil ovor todor's tool ings; I must not say what ho thought; I can only briefly narrate what ho did. At 1 o'clock proclsoly, military timo by tho Emporor's stop-watch, breakfast was served. Omolots, dish of cucum bers, somo small birds, a fillet, somo sound Crimean whlto wino, and his Im perial Majesty doolarod thattho cutlots, with piquant sauco, woro tho best ho had ovor tasted slnco ho had dismissod Houstifallle, tho French cook at thu Winter Palace, for drinking too much dryHoidsick in tho forenoon. "Those cutlets," said tho Czar, "aro lully equal to tho proudost aohlovoments in veal of Boustlfalllo, and I havo a groat mind to sond tho landlord of tho inn to tho Whlto Palaco at Moscow, and ap point him ono of my assistant chiefs, Lot him bo sent for that I may roward him." Once moro in the mostamicablo man nor Fedor Fedorovleh was conducted by tho gencarl aid-do-eamp into tho Im perial presence. "An excellent broak- iast," his Mpjwty condescended to say; "tho voal cutlots in particular most toothsoino. Let him bo paid ono hun dred mperials" (an imperial is ton roublos); "that will cover, I should say, tho wholoblll; lot him havo my stop watch as a recompense for his punctu ality and good cookery." "The dog is in luck," murmurod tho general ald-dc-camp, as ho prepared to hand ovor to tedor tho glittering horologo, which ho had fondly hoped to keep for himsolf; for when sovorolgns ever part with anything that is valuable they raioly gel it back again. But Fedor Fcdoro vlch was abovo all things an honest man. Flump on his knees ho wont; and again raising his hands in supplication, ho ejaculated: "Oh, my father! Oh, my Czar! Oh, my sweet lord and mas tor I oannot tako thomonov, although Heaven knows 1 need it soroly enough; 1 cannot tako tho watch, althoueh it would shino bravely at tho waist of my wilo. Let mo havo fivo hundred blows of tho stick; lot mo havo tho knout this vory moment; lot mo bo branded on both ckecks; let ray nostrils bo slit and my oars bo cropped: sond mo to Siberia and chain mo to tho whcnl.tinrrnw fnr T ilnrni-irn If. nil?"' 'Is tho dog mad?" exclaimed his Im porial Majesty of All the Russias. What doos ho moan I" J'Aro you mad, son of omooely pig?" askod tho general ald-de-oamp, pointing his interrogation with a kick. "I am not mad," blub bercd tko Inn-keeper; "I am only an impostor and a cheat. Tbo cutlets woro not mauo or al; tliovoro was no voal in tho houso; thoro is no veal in tho vil lage; and the ald-do-camp said voal or tho knot veal or Slboria. In despair it occurred to my wilo that tho ilosh of four ohlokens, curolully mincod nnd ar ranged in tho form of cutlets, with littlo sharp shankboaos carofully eggod and bread-crumbed, and accommodated with a piquant sauco, might sorvo at a pinch in lieu of tho cutlets demanded by your Majesty, when veal thero was none. But I am at loast I was an honest mau. I abhor decoption. Your Majesty's munificence dishoartcned mo, and I confess tho fraud of which I hayo beon guilty. Now sond for a knout and a whoolbarrow, and havo mo oxooulcd on tho spot." But, to tho astonishment of all pres ont, tho Czar did not ovon frown. Ho burst, Instead, into a hoarty lit of laughter. "A capital ruso," ho Bald, "and a most successful ono. Lot him havo another hundrod Imperials for his honesty, and this diamond ring for his wlfo to wear on her saint's day. What is hisnamo bosldos Fodor Fodorovlch?" "Pojarsky, may It please your Ma Josty." "Then," continued tho Em peror, "wo grant him pormlsslon pub lioly to announco his stimulated veal outlets as Cotollettca a la Pojarsky, as patronized by our Imporial self." Ton minutes nltorward, amidst ronowed olattor and bustlo, tho Imporial cortege swopt onward on Its way to Torjok, loavlng Fodor Fedorovleh Pojarsky with tho two hundred imperials, the vening sto-watoh and diamond ring in his pocket, for tho moment probably tho happiest man in Russia. Of courso thenceforward evorybody who passed through tho vlllago of Oitashkaro stopped at tho sign of Tho Thrco Goldon Angols ot Ktav nnd partook of cotol- lottcs a la Pojarsky. Of courso Fodor Fedorovleh mado a littlo fortune through tho preparation of tho dollcato viand. Of courso tho price of chickens went up, whilo tho prlco of voal pro portionately dccroacd In tho market. Chinese Table Etiquette. Amh ritoazttte. Ting Lang Ho, an educated Chinaman, writes as follows: "AosorJIng to tho teachings of Conlucius, no convocation must bo carried on at tablo. This pre cept of Confucius, disagrcoablo though it must scom to many, provonts many embarrassments at tablo, namoly, one's being intorruptod whon ho tries to speak nt tablo, and tho boistorousncss with which somo carry on conversation at tabic. Chinoso etiquette requires all to begin to oat at tho samo timo, but each ouo boforo ho begins to oat generally says, 'Lit us begin,' which is accom panied by a gesture with tho ohopstlcks. In finishing ono's moal, tho samo gesture is used, but not tho samo words. Ho says then to thoso who aro still outing, 'Do not bo in hasto.' It is customary for tho oldors to help tho younger to tho3o dishes which ho cannot roach, but in recoivlng etiquotto requires him or hor to riso. In sittlu at a Chlneso t iblo noithor ono's body nor his drcs3 must touch tho tablo, and groat strict ness In regard to ono's position is en forced. It is not according to Chinoso etiquotto to look around when ono is eating, nor to stare nt ono another. Romarks mado on tho food nnd tho smacking of ono's lips nro (I am sorry to say) allowablo in Chinoso otlquotte. flio chopsticks, when o o i3 not using them, must bo placed on tho tablo close together, perpendicular to tho spoon, According to Chlneso utlquotto, it is rudo for cno to finish too soon: ono must try to koop together with tho rest. though It Is boooming for inferiors to finish a littlo bo!oro tholr superiors, but not a littlo too late. RaadiDg of peri odicals is strictly forbidden, but lcttors aro allowed If thoy nro vory important. Oao vory seldom asks for an excuse Irom tablo in China, but ovory ono goes at tho samo timo." Tho Far West aud tho Moon. Mr. Richard A. Proctor, tho astrono mer, writes as follows to the Now York Iribunes "During my recent journey across tho Wcstorn States (from Kansas City through Denver, Choyonno, O'don, nnd San Francisco, nnd back to Cheyonno and Omaha through St. Josoph to Kan sas City) I was much struck by tho sin gular rcsjniblanco botween tho config uration of tho North Amorioan conti nent and that of the moon's surfaco as soon with good tolescopos. Tho journoy from Missouri to tho Rooky Mountains is usually considered monotonous (so muoh so, indeed, that ono station near tho westorn border of Kansas has re ceived tho suggestive namo of Monot ony.) But I found thoso wido-spread plains (not strictly level but slightly undulating) covered with prairio grass, as impressive in their way as tho Rooky Mountains thomsclves. (Tho undula tions, lot mo note, icsemblo thoso of a sea crossed by two or moro sorios of wldo and gentlo undulations). The riso from Kansas City to Sherman, 8,- 234 feet above tho sea lovol, is so grad ual as to bo almost imperceptible, ex- copr, near bhorman, and tho aspect of tlio country changes much less than ono would oxpect. Tho chief change In tho character ot tho moro lovol parts unses from tho differenco in tho char actor of tho vegetation, tho prairio grass being replaced at a highor level by buualo grass, and that In its turn at a higher level by sago brush. Theso broad, undulating regions, gradually slanting upward to tho foot of tho Rooky Mountains, strikingly rosemblo tho great so-called 'soas' on tho moon, hor dered by ranges of mountains, boyond which Ho tho regions of groat volcanio craters. Theso lunar soas. with their provalont dark tints, aro among tbo most, siriKing loatures ot tho moon's surface, and rightly apprehended, Indi oato a former condition of tho moon, rosombling that now prevailing on tho oarth. Thoy show that tho moon. though now arid, hud onco seas, such ns our earth lias at present. Tho slow processes of change by which tho lunar soas wore turned to dry land, aro tak ing placo now, though on a larger scale (but even moro slowly), on tho earth. Tho lunar surfaco much moro noarly ro sombles that of tho Now World than that of Europe Asia, Africa or Aus ralia." Tho Lord of Burleigh. Lonjon Society. iho lioru ot uunoign id, of courso, tho Marquis ol Exotor, who married a poor cottager. Ho was an amateur artist, indeed, but ho was not tho youth ful artist dolinoatod by tho poot Tenny son, lioru exotor was a widower. Ho had boon unhappily married and dl vorcod lrom his wlfo by act of Parlla ment. Ho was a man who usod to lay aside all tho trappings of rank and bo tako himsolf toqulotways ot wandorlng about tho country to paint. In this gulso ho usod to wandor through various soeludod districts, and many of thowiso among us know tho rest and quiot which such solitary wandorlngs glvo. Ho mado frionds of tho peasantry folk, and becatno on groat terms of intimacy with somo of tho humblo pooplo. Our readers will rocolloct that somothing of this kind was tho ca90 with a Lord Byron nnd a Lord Aberdoon. Thero was ono poor cottngo whero ho was especially mado wolcomo, and which, for two or throo yoars, ho mado his hoadquartors. It so happened that in tho cou.30 of thoso wanderings, Lord Exotor foil ill. In his favorllo cottago ho was nursed and woll carod lor. Oao of thoso whoattondod tho sick peer with tho groatost klndnoss and atten tion was a daughtor of tho houso, a young girl of flftocn. Tho sick man was greatly touched by this klndnoss and attention. It is a curious fact, that your nilddlc-ajred man often falls in lovo with qutto a young girl; nnd it is a still moro curloin I net that tho young girl will just a3 often, or as sohlom, fall in lovo with tho mlddlo-ngcd man. It Is not until after tho marriago that tho radical incongruity botwoon May nnd Dccomber is mado apparent. Lord Exotor dotcrminod to mako tho young girl his I rldo, and enthrono her in stato nt "Burleigh Houso by Stamford town." Things, howovor, woro not oxaotly managed as sot forth In tho lyric. Lord Exotor thought that his futuro wifo was both too young and too uneducated for hor great position. Tho young lady was sent to a good school and rccolvcd an excellent training. All this timo ho roliglously proservod tho secrot of his rank. Thoy wero married; and then camo tho groat sensational surpriso of his declaring his rank and welcoming hor as tho Lady of Burleigh. Tho melancholy conclusion of Tonny son's ballad is, in tho main, truo enough. Tho young girl thiu married had sevoral children, and then sho faded away. Perhaps it was, as tho pootsays, "through tho burdon of a greatness to whioh sho was not born." Perhaps it was not only tho inequality of station, but tho inequality of ago and tastes. Such is tho truo storv of this romautio and famous marriago. It comes to mo indirectly through a broth or of tho brldo, an unbonoilccd clergy man of tho Church ol Eagland, who, though sont to collcgo at tho oxpcn30 of his brother-in-law, had roasons for uftorward refusing promotion from tho Exetor family. Ho was for many yoars curato of Softon, near Liverpool. Tho brldo's nnmo was tho unpoctical ono of Surah Hoggins, as may bo verified by a rolbrenco to tho Peerage. IOWA TOURISTS. The Iowa Commercial Travelers Associa tion. Tho Iowa Commercial Travelers' As sociation at their banquet in Dcs Moines, extended an invitation to Goorgo W. Peck of the Milwaukeo Sun to respond to tho sentiment, "Our Wives and Sweethearts, and Llttlo Ones at homo." George was not thcro in person, but yet ha did not fall to bo heard from, and this is tho way ho did it: "Your kind invitation to bo present at tho banquot of tho Commercial Trav elers of tho northwest, as woll as a no tification that I would bo expected to respond to a toast, "Our Wives nnd Sweethearts and L'ttlo Ones at homo," U received, nnd I rogrot that tho wifo and littlo ones at homo will mako it im possible for mo to bo with you. That is tho sweetest toast that man was over callod upon to respond to. Very fow traveling mon, who havo good wives, loving sweethearts and dear llttlo chil dren at homo, sending loving messages to thorn, often ovor stray very far from tho straight and narrow path. Thoro is no class of mon on earth that havo great er temptations and better opportunities to bo "oufsoson wheels" than tho trav eling mon of tho northwest; and, when I say that thoy stand up undor it a con founded sight better than tho samo number of ministers or editors would, I don't want you to think 1 am giving you any confectionary lrom my sample case. Through snows oi winter, muu of spring and fall, and heat of summer, tho traveling man makes his connections and sonds in his orders, and seems to onjoy religion with tho best of thom. But tho happiest days for him, and tho shortest, nro thoso that ho spends at homo with his ovlfo, tho children or sweetheart. Thcro can bo moro toars brought to tho oyos of tho traveling man by a littlo child putting its arms around his neck and saying, "My dear, precious papa," than could bo brought out by any othor press that I know of, however poworlul. I know thero Is oo caslonally a travollng man who always has his sign out ready to bo mashed, but ho novor neglects his business for any foolishness. Ho would loavo tho finest country flirt that ovor winkod a wink to boll a bill ol brown sugar on sixty days' timo. It is said that tho average trav ollng man will koop a wholo soat in a car and never offer to give half of It to a man, whon, if a handsome woman comes in, ho will fly around and divide with her. Woll, whothodcuco wouldn't? That shows that his heart is in tho right placo. A man can go into tho smoking oar and sit on tho wood box, but a wo man has got to sit down, at loast that is tho way I should explain it. Hoys, may tho trips booomo shortor each year, and tho visits to tbo dear onos at homo bo ex tended, so that in timo you may bo do tailed to stay at homo always, with on Inoroaso of salary or an increaso in tho business; and, I aru suro, whon tho timo comes you will bo tho happiost follow that ovor had thousand mllo tiokets punohed, and when your timo comos to attend tho grand banquot abovo, and you appear boforo St. Potor at tho gate and bf gin to opon up your samples, ho will simply look at your business card and turn to tho clork and say,' "glvi thoso boys nil front rooms, aud soo that thoro is a ilro QsoapQ and plenty of tow ols, and that the rooms aro airod, and thon stop down to tho postoffico and ro sorvo them somo seats for tho sacred ooncort this evening. Pass right in now nnd got a chock for your ovor shoos." Your vory truly, Geo. W. Peck. VIEWS IN PARIS. nr REV. 1'. L. JONES. Foro la Chalso, tho great national cemetery oi Franco, may bo called a "city of tho doad," for its tombi nro small, chapol-liko structures, arranged on narrow streets. t Many nnmcs of a national and of a wot Id- wide reputation aro thcro. Aubcr, Rossini, Rtcino, Rachel, Thiers, Ncy, nnd many others, aro lying thero iu thoir long rest. Oao of tho most imprcsslvo graves is that of Noy. It has no monument, and tho namo "Noy" alone upon tho stop denotes its occupant. But as our guide said: "Tho tomb does not mako tho man;" and wo need no marblo to ovoko rcspoct. "Bravost "ol tho bravo," vainly Booking death on tho b.ittlo-fiold, to find it at tho hands of his country men; wo honor his momory. Tho Bois do Boulogno is tho groat plcasuro ground of tho Parisians. It contains twenty-four hundred noros, but is not as fino as our own Fairmount. It has many noblo avenues, and though robbed of its finest trees during tho siege, it has an abundance romainlng. Wo will drivo through it on our way to Versailles, passing en route, Mount Valorlon, tho largest fortification of Paris, and St. Cloud, tho favorlto resi dence of tho last Emperor. It lies in ruins now, burned by French sholls. It was occupied by Wellington nnd Blu chor in 1816; and tho Parisians determ ined to keep it from Bismarck in 1870. And so they destroyed what othorwiso might havo been preserved, tor at Ver sailles tho Prussians covered ovon tho pictures that thoy might not bo in jured. Near Versailles aro tho Groat and Llttlo Trianons; ono a palaco built for a Maid of Honor who becamo a mis tress; tho othor, tho delight of tho Queen who was beheaded. Who shall dotormino their connection, and how far tho clovation of Madamo do Maintenon produced tho misfortune of Mario Antoinette? So subtlo is tho rolation of our fault to our rctiibution. Fow of your readers need to bo told of tho riches of tho Louvre, many of thorn havo cxplorod thom for themselves. Wo spent hours whero wo might havo passed days. Besides statues and raro antiquities, thoro aro two thousand and fivo hundred paintings. Somo of thom you would pass with a glanco; boforo othors you will stand en raptured. Notablo among thoso, stand tho conceived Asconsion of tho Virgin, by Murillo, two "Madonnas," by Raf faello,' and Christ on tho cross, by Rub ens. Tho last named is not not our favorito. Ho Is powerful but gross. Ono largo room is entirely devoted to him. His figures nro sufficiently uu- draped, but his most ardent admirers would not writo undor thom ' 'beauty un ndornod." Somo noblo ceilings attracted our notice. Especially impressed on our memories, nro M. Augclo and Raffaollo. before Popo Julius tho II., tho ono pre senting tho plan of St. Potor's nnd tho othor a draught of ono of his immortal paintings; and Josoph rescuing Egypt from tho tamino ho had prodlcted. SIdo by sido with thoso shall wo remember tho magnificent work of.Greuze, over tho altar in Sr. Sulpico, and in tho domo of the Pantheon. Ono of the most noblo works of art wo saw was tho altar- ploco of the former church. Sculptured from a slnglo block of sandstone, tho Madonna stands upon a globo, with hor feet enfolded by clouds, whilo a skillful arrangement of tho light throw a peculiar softness and glory ovor tho wholo. Tho tapestry portraits in tho Louvre interested us. Wo were surprised to loarn what thoy really wero, ns they seemed equal to tho best oil paintings. We afterward visited tho Gobolin fac tory in which thoy woro produced. Each thread of tho wondrous fabric is put in soparatoly and is then beaton down upon its follows. Effects aro pro- uuecu uy uiucrcnt snaucs. as tbo artist worics irom nis pattern, uno man will mako in a day an inch and a halt touaro, Ono man will anu a piece may do ten years upon the lo' m. So slowly do great things grow. On oui rounds, wo shall nut forgot Notra Dame, tho Metropolitan Churoh of Paris. It is a splendid church but thvgcnoral effect to us seemed marred by tho mingling of Grock columns with us otnerwiso liointo nrcnttocturo. Llko who, wo shall notballkoly to ovor look tho shops ol raris; and wo may b pooror as won as wiser tor tno romcm bianco. But no one knows what form of dnlntv beauty 'con bo wrought by lortiio Drains ana nimtuo lingers, until ho has strolled among tbo brilliant lighted stores of tho Palais Royal, a Huo Rlvoli. The Yellowstone Kutloiml Park, Tho annual report of P. W. No: Superintendent of tho Yollowstono tlonal Park, so-callod, raakos a volumo of sixty-fivo paros, nnd is ontortalning in its mattor. Recalling tho oxperlenoo of tourists last year, when tho soason was ono of unusual coldness, with an unprecedented depth of snow and con soquont flooding of tho mountain stroams, it would bo worth whilo to ad- ylso tourists not to visit tho Yollow stono Park until tho oloso of July. "Ignorauco of or iu-attontion to this warning," wrltos tho Suporlntondont, "rosultod last y oar in many noodloss hardships, privations and dolays, with muoh unjust criticism and consuro to mysolf." With a vast oxtont of coun try, inadoquato moans nnd vory littlo help, it U impossible for the Superm tendont to keep opon all tho routes, or, rathor, trails, ovor this wild region, and It is vory silly on tho part of trave lers to oxpoot gravel walks, rustlo bridges or raaoadamtzod roads. Tho" Suporintohdont has mado a careful sur voy of tho YolloTrstono Lako, whioh has a vortical olovatlon a mllo and a half higher than many of our Etstorn cities. It is bogirt with sho ?y mountains, thousands of foot high, and on its shores aro deposits of sulphur, tho tomperaturo of iho water modified by belling hot streams. In Summer tho lako is visited by storms, which somo tlmos aro qulto terrific, making navi gation on tho lako in small boats dan gorous. Such is tho volcnnio character of tho region thattho Stiporintondont expresses how dlfllcultlt is to glvo Indi cations to tourists with tho common appliances of sign-boards. Naturo, ap parently, in tho Yollowstono roglon will not brook such prosalo indications as "This way to tho Goyser," "Tako to tho loft for tho Patnt-pot," or "Around this cornor to tho Salsos." Tho goy sors bespattor tho signs with mud and mako thom illegible, or thoy aro con sumed by flros, and stono crumbles and iron corrode?. Tho guides of tho re gion tho Kuporintcndont dlvldos into tno kinds tho rcllablo and honest onos, nnd thoso who, guides at ono timo, aro pilferers nnd marauders at othor times. Thoso aro roprosontod to bo lawless nnd utterly unscrupulous. Thoy kindlo tho fires which dovastato tho roglon, slaughter tho gamo and despoil xtho goysor cones, whilo thoy rob tho tourist by oxtortionato charges. An urgent nppoal is mado for tho bot tor protection of tho bison, mooso, oik, leer, antolopo and big-horn shcop, whoro with littlo caro thoy might bo mado to multiply rapidly. LITTLE FOLKS. Examination in a South American school. "Now, my boy, how is tho earth divided?' "By oarthquakos er. A clergyman had beon "cramming" his four year-old boy with biblo stories for nearly nn hour, when tho young hopeful "broko out" with, Oh papa, papa, tell mo somo othor kind of stories, thoso aro too thin " When aChicago littlo boy is bad, and his mamma orders him to stand in tho cornor, ho edgos toward tho door, and remarks: "Say, ma, is it a cornor in lard or a cornor in pork?" A bright littlo throo-ycnr-old whilo hor mothor was trying to get her to sloop, becamo intorosted in somo outsido noiso. Sho was told that it was caused by a cricket, when sho sagoly observed: "Mamma, I think, ho ought to bo oilod." Last summer sho was eating grcon com by gnawing it from tho cob, when her teeth becamo entangled with a corn silk. "Oh, dear," said sho, impatient ly, "I wish when thoy got tho corn mado thoy would pull out tho basting threads!" Tommy is crying bitterly. "What," says his sympathizing sistor, "havo thoy done to you?" "Nothing." "Did your nurso scold ycu?" "No." "Did Har ry strlko you?" "No." "What thon is tho matter?" "I just fool that I'm going to bo bad to-day, that's alll" A Capital Choioo Cousin Amy "So. you haven't mado.up your mind yet what profession you'ro going to bo when you grow up, Bobby?" Bobby "Well, yosl I don't exactly know what it's oallod, you know, but it's living in tho country, and kcoping lots of horses, nnd dogs, and all that!" A French mother was talking boforo baby of tho old prison for debt in tho Ruo do Cllchy. "Mamma," said tho littlo ono, "what is debt?" "A debt is to buy a doll when you havo no money to pay for it." "And whoro is that prison?" "It is torn down." Imme diately baby started toward tho door. "Whoro aro you going, my child?" "I am going to buy a doll." A man in Guilford, Conn., who was too poor to indulge in any luxuries othor than children, was presented by a loving but unrockoning wlfo with trip lets threo boys and ho sought for some family to adopt thom. Mr. Clark wiB rathor inclined to tako them, but r1'3 good wilo thought ono would per haps bo enough. Thoy woro talking it over boforo thoir littlo oight-yoar-old daughter, who said, "Why don't wo taKO ono of thom, ma? or don't thoy want to broak the sol?" "Johnny," said his fathor as tho boy ,ook tho primal biscuit lrom tho plate, "don't you know that it is impollto to holp yourself boforo your elders?" Why, pa, mothor told mo to holp my- solfboforo you." "What do you moan, slrP" asked his father, whilo his mothor looked up with astonishment depicted In every feature "Why, I hoard mothor toll Aunt Hannah that sho hoped I wouldn't tako after you, and so I tought I'd tako my biscuit first." . Llttlo Fritz was but two and a halt years old whon ho paid a visit to his grandfather's farm, whoro all was now to tho llttlo follow who lived in a largo oltv: and groatlv did ho dollght in ac coropanylng his grandpapa in his rally soaroh for fresh oggs. Ono day gramU papa oumo into tho family sitting-room saying: "Who has takon all tho eggs from my sotting hon? I havo found twolvo littlo round potatoes in tho nest, but no eggs." With wido opon oyos and morry' dimples dancing around tho ohorry mouth, "I did," cried tho llttlo follow. "But," said tho grandpapa, "don't you know that wo shall havo no llttlo ehiokeus, now?" "Why, dranpa," replied Fritz, "dot olo hon is so 'tupld hor will novor know tho difference" DOMESTIC RECIPES. Apples andOniont. Boll tho onions and whon almost tondor add apples tho samo as with tho cabbago. Season to suit the tasto with buttor, popper and salt. Egg Dumplings. 'Mako a batter of a pint of milk, two well beaton oggs, a tcaspoonful of salt, and flour enough to mako a batter ns thick as for pound cako. Havo a clean saucepan of boil ing water, lot tho water boll fast, drop in tho batter by tho tablcspoonful (four or fivo minutes will boll them), tako thom with a skimmor on n dish, pat a bit of buttor and grated nutmeg, with syn'p or sugar ovor, Apple TuMxng. Paro and quarter a quart of apples, and placo in a throo quart basin. Covor them with a layer of biscuit dough rolled nearly an inch thick. Cut a largo gash in tho dough and add sufficient water to stow tho apples. Coyer with a closo fitting tin nnd put a smoothing iron nn top to kcop it in placo. Sot on tho stovo and whoa tho apples aro dono tho crust will bo also. Sorvo hot with sugar. Apple Snow. Pool, coro and slico six largo apples; stow thom to a pulp with sufficient sugar to sweeten thom; tako them from tho firo and boat thom smooth; moantlmo boat tho whilos of six oggs to a stiff froth, gontly mix thom with two heaping tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar and tho applo pulp and pilo tho snow thus mado in a rough heap on a high dish; a fow bits of bright colored Jolly, or a row of candied or nngo or lomon rings mako tho dish look very protty. .Scrambled Eggs. Many uso only oggs with butter andsalt for this dish foi four eggs, ono tablcspoonful of but tor. Molt tho buttor and turn in tho boaton oc gs, and stir quickly ono or two minutes over a hot fire. A common practico is to Inoroaso tho quantity without impairing tho quality by ad ding milk a small cupful to six oggs, and a tablcspoonful of buttor with salt and popper as preferred. Stir theso ingredients ovor a hot firo putting in tho buttor first) until tho wholo thickens. It should bo soft and creamy whon dono. It is vory fino sorved on toast. Custard Pic. Boai soparatoly tho whites and yolks of lour oggs thon put thom togothor nnd boat; again, adding whilo boating a scant toaoupful of su gar. To this mlxturo add gradually a quart of rich milk, with a piuch of salt and a tcaspoonful of flavoring. Lino somo deep pio plates with crust, fill thom with tho mixture, and bako until tho custard is firm. If tho ovon is so hot that it throatons to brown tho top boforo tho crust can bako, then covor tho pics with thick brown grocer's paper. Applesantl Cabbage. Cut tho cabbago and cook tho samo ns for hot slaw. Whon nearly dono turn in an equal quan tity of sliced apples. Season with but ter, pepper and salt, and dish ns soon as tho apples aro dono. This method was givon to my mothor by an old gontloman who said that onco in his life ho found it impossiblo to procure sugar and vinegar for seasoning applos and cabagos. Thoy proposed cooking thom together and liked them woll. My mothor tried it, and it was thereaft er her favorito method. Baked Indian' Pudding. Placo a quart of milk to boil, buttor a doop earthen dish, and on tho bottom of tho dish place a teaspoon! ul of salt.IIavoyour moal read sifted, and when your milk boils turn it into tho dish and stir one way, as fast as posslblo, a largo cup ot meal into it, then add a tablcspoonful of bntter, one of cinnamon, a enp of molasses, and after stiring woll, let it stand till perft ctly cold. When yon placo it In tho oven, turn a half pint of milk on top of tho pudding' without stlring it, and lot it bako thrco or four hours, noderato firo. It should bo taken from tho ovon two hours before it is used, that tho whoy may cool, whioh makes a most delicious jolly. It s best to bo mado ovor night, and put into tho ovon tho first thing in tho morning. Mysticism In Current American Poetry. Bcrlbnt r for May, Tho poetry of Araorlcau magaalnos, written mainly by what may bo called tho third generation ol American poots. counting Bryant, E-norson, and tholr contemporaries as tho first, and Stod dard, Stodman, Afdrloh, and mon of about their ago as tho second genera tion, tho current poriodloal poetry wo say, is largely infused with an olo mont of mysticism whioh is, apparently, ono sign of tho widoniugof tho infiuenoo of Emerson. Tho client of tho Emor aonlan litoraturo upon tho mon to whom his words wero first addessed was im mediate and powerful. Tho rangoof influenco was at first, however, narrow in oxtont, while to-day It i sproaiing In every direction. This Is booauso Emerson has t beon mAoly an ex hortor, but an aftlstas weH. JlIa mys ticism has been put into onduring forms of art, not onjy in bis essays, but especially in his most original and ovon yot only half approolatod poetry, Somo of tho most notablo instances of tho efleot of Eraorson's art unon other poctl mlndfl aro ,ound , tho pooms Qf Julia Ward Howo and "II. H." poots, both of them, ofdooidod individuality, but with a strong coloring reflected from him whom many bollovo to bo not only ono of tbo most vlrilo, but tho most pootio, of American poots. It boing proyod at a rooont trial that a man's namo was really Inch, whon ho protondod it was Llneh, "I soo," said tho Judgo, "tho old proyorb is verifiod in this man, who, being al towed an lnoh has takon an L,"