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TION WI NSB RO. . U. M RCh 3. 883 EST BLI HED I84
Silence reigned in the darkness,
Bit out from tile fireplace old,
Up to the darkening raftdra,
There shot a gleamu of gol(l.
,Lghting the face of the dial
On the ancient fauilly clock,
Showing the chairs anti tables
Of good old Puritan stock.
The tine on the dresser shining,
Trho saud on th.whitened noor,
Aln grandfather's dint-lock 1uskev
Above the high latched door.
Tes;jinning-wheel in the corner,
thke silhouettes on the Wall,
And shining upon the dresser.
Decanters straight and tall.
'The shadows danced anti deepened,
'1he cornera filled with gloon,
The sparks died out on the het0utole
A ndl darkness illed the rooin.
Two cheery, comfortable elderly la
dies 1pet in a street car the other morn
ing, both out on a shopping excursion.
"And so I hear," said plump little
Mrs. Curran to her friend, "so I hear
Abby, that you have been buying pro
"Yes," replied Miss Reeves.
"I've been intending to do so for a
good while, and Archie-that's my
tephew, you know, who lives with me
-has a good place now, only it was too
for for him to walk, so we thought we'd
have a little home in town.
"Do you know where L-bonght ?"
*No, I haven't. heard.
"Where was it?"
"The little house in Cedar avenue,
lat you lately moved from."
"Oh, Abby I
"You did not buy that ?"
"Yes. I did.
"Got a bargain, too.'
'-Well, I never did hear the like."
"What's the matter, Susan ?
"Is there any objection to the house?'
"Oh, 10, it's a nice, cohy, convenient
"Waiter anud everything handy, and a
"it's tie neighbors I object to."
"I thought they seemed nice people."
"Most of them are. But have you
seen anything of the woman in the
next house, Mrs. Adair ?"
"I have seen her in the gardon, that's
"You kr:ow we are just moving in,
tnld are not ready for calls yet."
"01', she'll not wait for that.
-'You know, Abby, T am not given to
gossip, and that Adair woman nearly
worried my life out."
"well, how ?
"Tell me, so that I can guard against
"O1h, you can't. I tr!ed to, but it
was no use.
"~on a'ilt inslit her, and you ean't
get rid of her,"
"lUnt what, did she do ?"
"Tulked all the time I
"Told every bad thing she could
about all the other neighbors, pried in
to all their aftairs, and then said all the
naughty things she could pick up or
inake up, and kept a constant stream
of' tattle in my ears. I used to be very
careful what I said, but still I was al
ways afraid she would repeat some in
ntocent remark and get me into hot wa
" Well, she won't trouble me that way,
I assure you 1" said Mas. Abby itecves
"I'd like to see how you'll help it I"
said Mrs. Curran.
"But that's not all, either.
"Of course one wants to be obliging,
but you know a. regular borrowing
neighbor is a muisance."
"Yes, indeed I"
"Well, of all borrowing neIghbors,
you'll find her the worst.
"Why, she would even s&nd in for
my shoes and borrow my dresses to
wear at church."
"I hope you were not silly enough
to let her have thlem," said MIss Abby,
"I was afraia to refuse h'er," said
Mrs. Ourran. ' -
"Oh, you don't guess the half I But
1togtit best to tell you a little, se
thtyou could prepare for her."
"Very well, I'll do so.
"We are neither one of us gossips
3usan, so I shan't like our neighbor
any bettor than yeou did.
"Euht I don't propose to let her troul
b le me."
"I wonder how you'll help it ?"
* "Oh1, Ill thInk of a plan I You have
forewarned me, so now I am forearmed,
"I only hope you will succeed, that's
"Here's my street.
"Get out andi come home to dinner
with me, do, Abby."
"Thanks, Susjan, I would like to do
so, but Archie and I take our first din
ner in our new home to-day, and I must
not disappoint the lad.
"I'll come over soon, though.
"You come and see us soon, too."
"I shall be anxious to hear of your
succesa with Mrs, Adair."- --
The two friends said good-bye and
partedl. :. ~ t e O e
Miss Abb~ywe'to ercs nw
hm thinking ove? 'bat A116 had
heard, end .reyolving in lir ,miu4 a
blIan for gettink rd sof hed' rdublesomne
Bytetime she hatt reached the little
age her plan was fully formed.
ie met Mrs. Adair, a thin, wiry lit
woman, with reddish hair, and
1, snapping eyes, once or twice, as
las passing in and out, and ex
ed a civil greeting with her, but
t invite her in to call.
d irday evening she came without
itation, as Miss Abby was get
an y to go out with Archie.
tight I'd justrun in, neighborly
lik e eif you were beginning to
e ome." she said.
fee Itch ; thank you," replied
Miss 't got acquainted much yet,'I
expect tle. Those whom I have
easant," said Miss Abby,
met se er bonnet.
putting , some of 'em.
" see re getting ready to go out,
sI wn ider you now, but I'll run
I won next week, and have a
in n'l, hat with you.
Sociable i e to see neighbors be
"So do I. Mrs. Adair."
"Yea, I wi t - run in whenever
"And do y
you feel like -ything you Oau use,
' t call for it. do.
"Thank you. Ad Miss Abby, as
her visitor depar while they were
And when Are t, expressed the
walking down th le had formed
'upleasant impre isa Abby laugh.
of their new visi t believe Mrs.
ed, and said she d blesome.
Adair would prove .
Monday afternoo 's Ady
sat at her sewing, as she had an
and sat down for a doing,
nounced her intenti doing.
Presently she spra Omh
ahair and went to the a'cried, "if
"Well, I do dealar g into M,ri.
there isn't Mr. Glove
Green's again I e So often
"What does he call
"Got a wife of hik' o baLd, Miss
"Don't you think it n ' t a
Reeves, to see a marrie
lady so frequently ?" 4
"Perhaps they have ' g
gested Miss Abby.
"Perhaps they haven't Il just
"You see folks (o u wol't
tell you the whole story,
breathe it to a living soul rer tell
"It's awful, but you mui
it, you know." Abb
"Wait a moment," said ay
reaching over to her work- .
taking out a small book and
"Now go on," she said cad xI
her eyes on her visitor, dair
"'What's that for ?" asked \ '
turning very red, am
"To write down what you s hat
always af aid I cannot remem I
people tell me, but if I write it '
ran repeat it just right." t
"But I said you must not rep
a living soul I" cried the neigh ue
"I shall be certain to tell it
very first person I moot," said M '
"If it interests me it will them,
never lose a chance of telling a
any more than you do. Go0 on.;
ready to put it down."
"Well, you are the queerest wE
sver I did see I" cried Mrs. Adair.
"I'll be mighty sure not to tell y
And away she flounced home, w
Miss Abby quietly put away her hi
book andl laughed to herself.
Mrs. Adair did not return,
But the next washing-day she a
h5r little boy in to borrow Miss Abbi
"Did you bring a penny, Sammy
asked Miss Abby, taKing the line do,
"What for ?" queried Sammy.
."I. shall make it a rule to chang
penny'every time I lend your mnotl
anything. When the article is bronj
back, I'll return the penny."
"I didn't bring any," said Sami
hanging his head.
"You can have the line without
this time, but next time you must brl
Sammy deudded oft'.
In twenty minutes he returned wu
the line, saying
"Mammny says she don't want y<
dratted old clothes-Iine."
"Hang It up there, Saummy," s
Misa Abby calmly.
The next time she met Mrs. Ada
that lady would not speak to her,
she concluded shte was now well rid
her tronblesome neighbor.
Not long after she encountered M
Ourran in a shop.
Mrs. (Jurran came to her, says
"What is this terrible tale I ha
about you, Abby ?"
"I don't know.
"What us it ?" asked A bby,
"Mrs. Adair says you tell everythi
that's told y%nu, and eveu take notes
niale the stories bigger, and she sa
yeu-oharge A penny evory timne a ne1
bor sends Ip to bort.ow anythingof y01
. 1early* oonvulsed with-laughtet, N~
Abby told Mrs. Curren. of the fulg
plan she had formed to get rid of t
one troublesome neighbor, and of its
entire'success, which they enjoyed to
Mrs. Curran did not promise not to
tell, and some way the story crept out,
until everybody knew Miss Abby's re
medy for a nijschief-maker.
And before long, Mrs. Adair found
her quarters so uncomfortable that she
was glad to move to a more congenial
locality, and Cedar Avenue. was rid of
her for good and all.
"Do you think this habit of self-doc
toring decreases the,practico of- physi
"By no mean. The 6ffect, is rather
toincrease our work. People who'think
to do without the services of a physician
will not only do themselves harm by
the delay, but also with the medicines
which they do not know how to use.
It is like a man trying to mend a leak
in a water pipe by soldering it with the
poker. He generally makes the hole
bigger. It is, of course, the difficult
part of the physician's duty to diagnose
the disease, to tell what is the real trou
hNe with the patient. It is not uncom
mon for even educated physicians to
make mistakes in this respect. The
science of medicine has progressed so
far that every part of the human body
has been pretty thorouihly studied, and
the treatment of the ailments of each
part Is a specialty. It ir imposkible for
one physician to know all these diseases
as well as the specialists, and it is a
common practice among honest physi
olans to refer patients to those who have
made a special study .of the diseases
which afflict them. It is not uncommon
for a man to go from one physician to
another in the vain effort to discover
his ailment. Sometimes a patient will
be treated by successive physicians for
the wrong ailment, because some of the
symptoms of different diseases are sim
ilar. How unlikely is it, therefore,
that persons who have not studied med
icine can find out what ails them."
"Which do you think do the most
self-doctoring, women or men?"
"Women, decidedly, especially moth
ars and ok( women. The reckless tem
Brity of some women in this respect is
wonderful. They rush in where angels
rear to trend. Hastily judging from a
few symptoms that a case resembles
me which the family doctor has treated,
hey will hunt up an old prescription
md administer the dose to some confid
ng husband or helpless child. I could
.ell you some amusing stories of the
nistakes that are made in this way, as
well as some instances where more
ierious consequences resulted. Take,
for illustration, a headache It may
ome from a dozen different causes
'rom hunger, from indigestion, from
ver-exitement of the brain, from eat
ng too much, from inhaling foul air.
L'he remedy for a headache varies with
ts cause. Yet you wlll find women who
iave a universal panacea for headache,
-egardless of tne cause. Beware of such
"With what medicines is the most
"Opiates and aperients, The health
esaness with wvhich morphine in various
orms is now administered in families Is
larming. The doctor comes to attend
patient who is in pain. He prescribes
norphia, and directs its use, and the
>atient Is relieved. This is enough to
'tart the average matron. on a course
i fell destruction with morphia. As
or paragoric and laudanum, the amount
f stupefaction that is practiced upon
hiidren by their sue is so common as
ilmost to cease to attract attention.
crhaps the child is naturaliy peevish,
e Is cutting teeth, or has some infantile
'Iment; out comes the paregoric or
thing syrup bottle, and before long
small dose ceases to haic effect.
en larger doses- are- givea: mntil the
ortunate youngster's systeng is~ satu
? d with. the drug, and totally de
i'n ed. What puzzles~ me is the fact
people are not afraid to meddle
such a delhcate -organism as the
an body, Few persons who haye
e a hes would attempt to repair them,
ier y should get out of order; yet they
~ht the delicate mechanism of their
odies with the recklessness of a
mith attempting to adjust a chron
.y The evil Is widespread, and.
not only the cases I have allud- 1
it ut many other more dilcult and ~
*ng us than these."
('onteness of swedos. '(
wedishen and gentlemen are
ith a singularly handsome and po
ii extreme, writes a correspon
.n e Chicago News. A peasant
>orf est order never passes~ai fel-'
.without a p'olite lifting of
10 It mattters not whether they
th m highway or the field ;i h
id their hurry and toin thes
r,m fonce one for thd other Is
rmanten. I remember very well ~
whone huraby was In Gothenburg
of h as she stood at my window,.
las anuds a view of tihe entire a'
r s ng principal street in 'the a
. city ical laugh as she stood "
ng watch - crwscoming and going, ~
and li \~ to me to come and see*
rthis 1' 8 ed to the window and 0
asked she had seen which so a
- i 1ibilities. "Why'said ~
ahe, middle of -the street, t
wg"akinn 1 hats to each other I"'~
to "Ye , "that is nothing una.
iysuul a ustom of the country.', t~
ain sul ly believe it more than ~
h. a e twien, shortly after, *
LI."se he custom was fast 0
?is rooted i politeness she pro
ny tested h tolof and warm lk. e:
his jna for i
4taging In Arkansas.
A corresponden% from New Orlean
writes as follows, e completion of th
'Frisco railroad in St. Louis to Va
Buren, Ark., is * ra3tical abolition <
the old stag6 line from Fayetteville I
Alma, on th rt Smith and Littl
Bock railroad. This old route, passin
.through the virg.14 forests of wester
Arkansas, and . woranges of mou
tains, is repl ' the most beautifi
scenery as .g-r-d-n winds its rugge
course over moun s and valleys fc
nearly 100 miles, A J two yearsagc
having enjoye -the qWeson at the justl
celebrated Ekla springs, and hearhu
so much abotit this wild, picturosqu
onn..., I concluded to endure ti
hrdahips of the long stage ride and r<
turn h'9me by this route. At layptte
Ville I transferred muyself from a Pull
man to a seat in tbe. oumborsome stage
the mail bags were sdiely stowed away
and promptly at 2 P. M. the driver too
his seat and our four horses started in
lively trot; we realJz6d that our journe
There. w'ere two. other passengers
One was a mild-eyed gentleman of dig
nified reserve, who ptoved to be a colleg
professor, while the other wore a flannel
checkered overshitt, and his pantaloon
were tucked into a pair of heavy coars
boots, evidently a laborer. The profes
sor explained that he was employing hi
summer's vacation in soeuring spoomen
with which to enrich his entomologic
botanical collections. We reached th
summit of the first range of mountain
just at sunset. and paused until the sui
sank beneath the horizon, the most gor
geous scene 1 ever witnessed. No on
can boast of having seen a glorious sun
set until he has viewed one from E
mountain top on a clear summer evening
We resumed our journey, and direotlj
the moon arose like a great ball of fire
that lighted up mountains and valloyi
with indescribable beauty. Ihad taker
my seat on the box with the driver, tha
I might the better enjoy the view, an
at the same time escape the jargon o
the professor, who was focusing ii
learning upon our friend of the oheok
In making a steep ascend we passe
along a very narrow ledge overlooking v
ohasm so deep that the light of the mooi
failed to penetrate the cavernous dark
ness. We paused to admire the awfu
grandeur of the scene, and while the
professor's head was stuck out of th<
window in silent admiration, his silk ha
fell off, struck the ground. bounced ovoi
tha brink and disappeared from view it
the <tarkness below. He jumped out au
appeared as though ilclied to follow it
and begged us, in the most pitiful man.
aer, to get it for him. Considering th
Lrival loss of the hat, his anxiety ap
peared most ridiculous. We finally dis
3overed it caught in some bushes. ter
feet below, and entirely beyond reaeh,
Upon the professor's offering $25 for its
eecovery, the driver took the reins frow
nis horses, and tied them together, and,
teouring oneend to a tree and the other
tround his body, let himself down, and
presently appeared with the hat, to the
gre,t joy of the owner, who cheerfully
paid the reward. le then explained
1hat he had been boarding up two years
alary in anticipation of this summer's
3xcursion, and, as we all seemed honest
riends, he pid not mind owning that lie
isd $1,000 sowed in the lining of the
iat. Renewing our journey, about mid
iight, we reached the summit of the
Boston Mountains, where we changed
iorsos and ate supper. The stages going
ka returning usually met in the valley,
ibout six miles beyond this point, and
mot more than 10 dlays previous to this
ime both stages bad boon waylaid and
obbed. But the robbers had been sub
ecquently captured on the Iron Mountain
Ealroad. We discussed the incident
nd congratulated ourselves, that the
>and had been broken up, and that we
vore in no danger of being called upon
o part with our valuables. Starting
vith a fresh team we rattled down into
walk as they began an ascent on the
~therside. Suddenly from behind a tree
prang an object that seized the ruins of
lie horse, and from behind another ap
>eared a man with a shot-gun. Promptly
bt the word of command our hands went
bbove our heads. Advancing closer and
teeping us withmn range, he called out:
'-Pitch down that mail and express,
,nd be quick about 'it."
The driver appeared paralyzed with
ear, while I replied as cooly as I could
muder the circumstanoos, as the fellow
mas very near and the bore of his gun
ooked fearfully large:
"We have no treasure on board,"
.At the same time I was swaying from
ide to side to keep out of range.
"Does she look like a couple of can
~on?" said the fellow oling the horiea
vithi an ugly grin.
"Yes," said I, recollecting an almana,
oke 1 had read mainy years ago. "I
'ua.read tho advertisemnent on the wad
"Come, no nonsense," growled the
ther; "kick down the treasure or I'JI
rep you oir o' there."
As lie would not allow me to use my
ands, I kicked out the mail-bags and
ther plunder in the boot. While he
as exam)ini2mg the booty, I managed to
et out of my vest pocket a small roll of
ills-all I had-and again throwing bp
my hands succeeded in getting It down
etween my neck and oollar, The fel
>'w, disappointed at not finding anything
f value, declared that we had valuables
oncealed about us, and ordered us on
me ground, We all obeyed, and stood
a line with our hands still elevated,
ud the villain covered us with his gun
'hile his partner went through our
ockets. From the professor lie secured
microscope and a pocket knife; from
uir passenger in the boot 70 cents and
piece of tobacco;. while I, unfortu
ately, hadh only a toothpick.
"You paupersl" exclaimed he with
se gun, in disgust, "you're hardly
ort.h killing, so we'll let you tramp Into
>Wn as ricoh as when you ftrst came into
is world. Pull oft every rag you have
4d be quick about it, or I may con.
ude to waste a little powder and 'bed
At this io man In the checkered shir*
"Our duds won't be worth muoh to
you, but if you will examine the lining
of that gentleman's hat, you'll find some
0 The professor collared the fellow, but
1n the robbor pulled him away, and taking
Of the hat found the $1,100 which so
0 pleased them that they kindly told us to
e go;where we wished. Indignant at the
g traitorous conduct of the renegade, we
refused to lot him ride with us and left
L him We reached Alma just too late
L for the train, and had to lay over until
d the next day. Late that evening, as the
>r professor and I were sitting in the ifflce
09 of the hotel, to our surprise in wal' ed
Y thfetellOw that had acted so basAy,
g looking none the better for his long
e tramp.. Coming toward us lie begged
0 us for heaven's sake to give him a few
minutes in a private room, as lie had
.sojvething of great importance to com*
munioate. There was such an impres
sive earnestness In his manner that we
yielded a reluctant consent, We went
to our room and, after closing the door,
he sat dbwn and drew off a boot, out of
r which he took a false solo, and then pro
duced a long thin package wrapped in
- "Here gentlemen," said he, "are five
3 one thousand dollar bills, and I have the
same number in the other boot. Had
3 those scoundrels carried out their inton
) tion of stripping us, I would have been
ruined. Allow me to hand you two
thousand dollars for the eleven hundred
I you lost through me, Under the cir
I cumstances, as they apy>eared, I cannot
blame you for the thirty mile walk you
I forced me to take,"
He then explained he was a broker
from Leadville returning from New Or.
leans o a visit, and had assumed that
rough garb in order to divert attention
6 should he encounter robbers, Of course
we complimented him on his presence ot
mind and sagawity, and congratulated
each other that we had escaped au for
Mtoyalty at Riomie.
The Duke and Duchess of Albany,
England, appear to be the victims of
superstitious fancies. Their wedding
was inconveniently hurried on, in order
that it might take place in April, as the
Queen entertained a prejudice against
the ceremony being celebrated in May.
It is a fitting sequel to this fad that Her
Majesty, remembering the tragedy of
Princess Charlotte, is understood to be
averse to the Duchess being lait up at
Claremont; so R. R. H. is coming up to
Buckingham Palace for a few weeks.
If the Duke and Duchess are to be
blessed with a large family they will
find it very inconvenient and expensive
to be force: to move away from home
for eacn accouchement. Before long
P,arliament will have to be asked for a
grant for Prince Albert Victor. Accord
ing to the precedents of the Princess
Charlotte and her present Majesty the
allowance should have been demanded.
before this. Except in the case of Prin
cess Beatrice the only members of the
royal family who now have a claim on
the country are the children of the
Prince of Wales.
With regard to titles, the only prece
dent for the young Prince is that of
Frederick, Prince of Wales. When
George I. ascended the throne in 1774
lie created his son Prince of Wales and
Duko and Marquis of Cambridge. In
1716 the Prince's eldest, son, Frederick,
then ten years old, was created Duke of
Gloucester, and, nine years latter, Duke
of Edinburgh, Marquis of Ely, Earl of
Eltham, Viscount Launceston and Baron
Snowdon. At his death all these peer
ages descended to his eldest sonlGeorge,
then a boy of thirteen, who was directly
afterward created by George II. Prince
of Wales and Earl of Chester, and who,
nine yeart later, succeeded to the throne. I
The ostensible cause of the Duke of e
Edinburgh's early arrival at Berlin was '
the necessity for his attendance at the a
Chapter of the Black Eagle last Tihurs
day, but I understand that the real ~
reason was a desire to conclude the ne-i
gotiations which have recently been I
going on for the sale to the German f
government of His Royal Highiiess re- '
versionary interest in the succession tot
the Urand Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and I
Gotha. The transaction was on the C
point of completion wvhen the Queeni
visited Baden-B3aden in 1876, but it col
lapsed on a dispute about a pecuniary
A Georgia paper publishes ofilcial sta
tdstics showing the agricultural growth
of Georgia, and contrasting her products
of 1870 with those of 1882. According
to these figures, the State shows an in
crease of over 200 per cent. In corn, 600
per cent. In oats, 200 in wheat, 75 in
rye, 100 in irith potatoes, 800 in nane i
and sorghum, 400 in sweet potatoas, andt
a similar increase in the yield of other 'j
farm and garden products. In 1870
G~eorgia raised 478,084 bales of cotton.r
In 1880 the State raised 814,441 bales of
cotton, nearly 100 per cent, increase in
ten years, ranking as the second pro
ducing State. "In 1882 the cotton
production grew to 925,448 bales, they
increase being accomplished with di- t
minished acreage, The crop of 1880
was raIsed on 2,817,188 acres, whilo 1
th'at 1882 was rised on 2,862,425 acres. f
Horses ha.ve increased 20 per cent., c
mules 51 per cent., milk cows 88, other b
cattle 82, sheep 26 and swine 49 per y
cent. In 1870 Georgia had 70,000 farms, ,a
In 1880 she had 189,000. The estimated ti
value of farm products. In 1870 was $80,- h
000,000, In 1880 it swelled to $125,000,- p~
Tne HIonermoon, e
The word "honeymoon" Is traceablea
to a Teutonic origin, Among the Teu-a
tome was a favorite drink called "me
tneglln." It was made of honey, and
much like the present mead of European
countries. The same beverage was ina
use among the Saxons, as well as~ an
other called "morat " which was also
naade of honey, .but Aavored with maul
berries. The honeyed drinks were used
in gt'est abuindance of fektivals, Amiong
the nobility the mnarriage was ce1lebatd
a wole lunar mionth,wtz was ealled
a bno6n durin wl4j tb*tive board
was well sapp o4wh b one7 drink.
01e0tis nt festival was ealled
e "onaidd,' r oneymoon, wblch
means a monuth of festival, h
It was in 1846 that Prince Jeromi
first set foot in Paris in company wit)
his father, who claimed of the goyern
ment of Louis Pillippe a military pen
sion, which was accorded to him. Ho
lived in the Rue Mogader-then th
Rue d' Alger-and so quietly that h4
nimself used to open the door to hi
visitors. In 1848 Prince Jerome wai
elected debuty for the Yonne, and thei
came the coup d'etat, by which, althoug)
innocent thereof, Io great]v profited
But tht prince soon bec. 4ie vastly nA
popular with the Imperial' party. Hi
opinions were regarded by them witi
distrust,, and he displayed in his charac
ter rather the craft of the stateemat
than the Aenerous courage of the mill.
tary man. He served, however, as ever.Y
body knows, in the Crimoa as well as ic
the Italian campaign. At the boginning
of the war the Emporor Napoleon 11.
sent Prince Jerome to his father-in-law,
King Victor Emmanuel, to beg a con
tingent of 100,000 men, and when the
ill-starred monarch was interned in
Prussia, his cousin wrote to him to ask
to be allowed to share his seclusion.
Then he was elected deputy for Corsica,
and would doubtless have been ehoseo
for a second time but for the well-known
letter of the lato Prince Imperial writ
ton at M. Rouber's dictation. Soon after
ward Prince Jerome left his apartment,
which looked on the Parc Moncoan, and
moved to No 20 Avenue d'Anlin. The
salon, hung in red, and containing eight
busts of the First Napoleon, is described
as exceedingly striking. Its principal
piece of furiture is a largo armoire,
filled with a variety of articles that
once belonged to the founder of his
family, and to his father, King Jerone.
Next to the drawingroom is the study
r library, on the book shelves of which
ire ranged the works of the great em
poror, profusly annotated by the prince's
Now for a portrait of the tenant him
lelf : A larger man than either the first
Xapc,leon or his father, Prince Jerome
esembles the latter mors than the for
nor, though in his earlier years his
ikoness to the great emperor was simp
y extraordinary. His expression is
>1acid and often extremely agreeable,
)ut now and then the fire of the Coiii
)an burns in his eye and his finoly
fhiseled mouth adds to the intensity of
us look. The prince is 57 yaars of
ige, not yet gray, though somewhat
)ahi. His houd, sayi Ignotus, is a sup
jrb one, worthy alike of the prince and
he thinker, and aecond only in what
the enthusiastic reactionary writer calls
tristocratic beauty to thatof the Oomte
lu Chambord. At home he usually
valkq to and fro while conversing, smok
ng cigaretto, Baud keoping one or both
iunds in his pockets. 8uddonly he
itops before the visitor ; his language
)Ocomes 1animated and even vohoment,
vhiie his words teom with color and
icturesquencss. I[o never laughs but
>nly smitos. The princo ha a wonder
ul collection of anecdotes at his dis
iosal. In the street Prince Jeromo may
o recognized by his broad-brimmed hat;
aineing along, he will fuddenly qMucken
li steps when he is deep In thought.
lo rides every norning, being accom
>anied on Thursdays by his two aons.
ithough a faiV horseman, he does not
hine particularly in the saddle. The
rince is a faithful friend, and among
hose who are welcome guests at the
(venue d'Antin are M. Emile Ollivior,
laron Boyor, General (he Ohanal, 001
nel Stollol, M. Ronan and AL. Alfred
Hlow It 3 i une.
Suppose a girl tries to fill a kerosene
imp without first blowing it out. Of
ourse, the lamp is nearly empty, or Bihe
rould not careo.to 1ii1 it. Tis empty
pace is filled wvith a cloud of explosive
apor arising from the oil in the lamp.
Vhon she p)ushes the nozzle of the can
ute~ tho lamp at the ton and begins to
our, the oil, running into the lamp,
ils tihe space, and pushes the cloud of
xplosive vapor up; the vapor 4s obliged
o pour out over the edges of theQ lamp
t the top, int the room outside. Of
ourse, it strikes against the blazing
rick which the girl is holding down by
no side. T1hie blaze of the wick sets
he invisible cloud of vapor afire, and
heore is an exlosion which ignites the
>ii ands cattors It over her clothes and
'ver the furniture oh the room. This is
he way in which a kerosens lamp
ursis. The same thing may occur
lhen a girl pours the oil over the fire in
lie range or stove, if there is a cloud of
xplosive avpor in the upper part of the.
an, or if the stove it not enough to
aporize quickly some of tihe oil as it
aii-. Rlemember that it is not tilie oil but
lie invisible vapor which explodes.
'aking care of the oil will not protect
ou. There is no safety except in this
ule: Never pour oil on a lighted fire or
Ito a lighted lamp.
l'oetry A,id sungaar nIIIcohe. .
-"So you don t puihh poetry ini
our paper, Colonel ?" said an acOquaini
tnce to an Arkansas editor.
"No, sir;.1 stopped some time ago,
ut,at one time my paper was known
>r its poetic contribuitionls. I had one
ani,ribuitor whose work rankola with the
est in tihe country. His sentiment was
urc and his diction perfeot, I he d never
son him, and lie became so pcpular
tat at the request of my wife I invited
Im to visit us. There was nothing
articularly striking in his appearance,
ut his eyes ha~d a dreamy, lingering
pression that greatly pleased my wife.
"Didn't you like him ?" asked the
iquatintance when the Colonel paused,
"Liked himr well enough at first ; but
0 insuilteEt ino."
' How ?"
"Why, sir, the second night after his
'rial he got up while I was asleep and,
ole my S3undlay breeches, Since then
have not printed a lino of poetry,"
To get a few flower, one must sow
lenty of seed,
Money, in truth, can do miuch, but it
Ipmot do all.
Inordinate demands abould hau~
i1 bold denials,
A loving heart is better ani 8tonge
FOOD FOR THOUGH1.
No one is fatigued after the exercise
It Is weak and vicious people who
cast the blame on fate.
A man Is known by the company lie
i keeps away from.
Those ar6 the most hqporable who
are the most useful.
In the exchange of thought use no
coin but gold and silver.
It is ohance that makes brothers, Out
etarLs that make friends. Ilk
Our deeds determine us as much as
we determine our deeds,
Speaking much and speaking to the
point are very different.
You should ask the world's leave
before you commend yourself.
He who has the reputation of rising
carly may sleep till noon.
Gold is either the fortune or the ruin
of mankind, according to its use,
1f you wish to remove avarice you
must remove its mother-luxury.
Somebody else will if I don't. This
Is one of the devil's pet proverbs.
Cast no dirt into the well that has
given water when you were thirsty.
It is no point of wisdom in a man to
beat his brains about things impossi
As too long retirement weakens the
mind, so too much company dissipates
'I'rees in the forest may be barren,
but trees in the garden should be fruit
Only an inventor knows how to bor
row, and every man is, or should be,
The prompt performance of duty in
the past is the best pledge for future
It is with happiness as with watches;
the less complicAted the less easily de
There are more fools than sages; and
among the sages there is-more folly
Keep appointments. Bo on hand at
the hour named. Punctuality is one of
the levers to success.
True goodness Is like the glow-worm,
it shines most when no eyes save those
of heaven are upon it.
There are three ways of getting out
of a scrape-write out, back out, and
the best way is to keep out.
A man that hoarda riches dtd enjoys
them not, is like an ass that carries
gold and eats thimtles.
All praise wrongly directed, or sug
gested by selfish motives, is an inju
rious element in society.
The superiority of some men is merely
1cenl. They are great because their
associates are little.
The disposition to give a cup of cold
water to a disciple is a far nobler prop
erty than the finest intellect.
The best etiquette for a man is not
to boast of his virtues, and not to show
off his power to one weaker than him
A cheerful temper, joined with Inno
conce, will make beauty attractive,
knowledge delightful and wit good
A right education i. not merely the
reading of many books, but the ability
of making knowledge useful to ourselves
Opposition Is what we want, and
must have to be good for anything.
Hardship is the native soil of manhood
The perfection of conversation is not
to play a regular sonata, but, like the
]liohan harp, to await inspiration of
the passing breeze.
The one serviceable, safe, certain,
remunerative, attainable qnality of
every study anil every pursuit is the
quality of attention.
The divine providence of the Lord
operates in the most minute partietulars
of the thoughts and actions of men,
and thereby it operates uniyersally.
Heaven commences when a man
truly repents. Then Is the dawn of an
everlasting day; then Is the beginning
of that which shall be perfe'cved after
Books are the most discreet of all
friends; they visit us without intrusion,
and, though often rudely put aside,
are as prompt to serve and please as
It is one thing to love truth, and to
seek it, for Its own sake, and quito
another to welcome as much of it as
tallies with our impressions and pre
The worst of Ingratitude lies not in
the ossified heart of him who commits
it; but we find-it In the effect it pro
duces on him against whom It was
The moralist says: "Every man Is oc
casionally whmat he ought to be perpetu
ally."'Then again some men are per
petually what they ought to be occa
If we practice goodness- not for the
sake of its own intrinsic excellence,
but for the sake of gaining some ad
vantage by it, we may be cunning, but
we are not good.
This life Is too full of work, of duty,
and of pleasure, to be wasted. Cer
taily/It Is never a waste of time to
meet one's friends, to ohat and have a
good time with them,.
.Jhe family man resembles an oyster
on the half-shell. The shell is known
at homie, but~ the, soft-side abroad.
SIome men carry this reseebklanoe In
their faces. A great magymed hav
countenjances like dypteis, '
lDesi foresight oneIstf i
our own fores *4e- bk