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A Reminiscence of Har Harbor.
Throe maidens wont i>nlliiiK nil ?lu,utily dress
Ono briKht summer dny ns tho non wont
An*?.fVr n rlch yachtsman each atiglcd hop best,
While thflr mothers stood Wtuohlng thom
out nf tho town.
For mnldons must marry und mothers arc
Aitd mon to ?.. .?,,.,. thom strict watches must
Whore tho Harbor Bar la monning.
Throo noUicrs stood anxiously out on tho
That (irvOrnopn UH tho sun wont down,
And their words w ert' swoct ?nd their Kmile.-?
wore bland
As th?ty covortly watched Cor tho yachtsmen
For m?yjherH must work, and mothers must
And. all raeu nro wary und not whut tho?
., seem
Whore tho Hail,or Bar la moaning,
Three mnMeos nil seasick nod ill ns cnn ho
('Twas evening tlu n and lin-san hud trono
Throo ynehtsmeo, all laughing willi Ill-sup
pressed trico.
Wore bringing thoso moulons right hackte
the town.
For mon will laugh, and women must weep.
And maneuvering mot hors ni nal sometime!
fool cheap
0ogood*by to tho liar and ?is moaning.
_ -Life.
lt was towards tho close ol a sultry
day in tim latter part of July that J
found myself sauntering rather aim*
lossly, out into tho suburbs of my nativo
Iliad chosen, as if by instinct, a
shaded avenue for my stroll, and was
enjoying tho little breath ??fair that was
^lhymg idly with tho ^onso sluggish
olia^ai overhead, whon * cairn- uno\
firetMiy upon a little cottage situated a
ittle way from tho roath
The grounds were tastefully laid out,
an?! there was a dainty bit "of velvety
lawn in front and at <in?> side of the
Involuntarily I paused to take in the
pretty picture, and as I stood leaning
against the lawn fence. 1 caught tho
sound of fcninlo voices. Then 1 dis
coeered that they proceeded from a
jino*.!l grove at thu sido -<i the eotlagp.
?'herc were four person . in Hui olun>
t?vlng group, seated almos: oui of sight
.from where T had first stopped. Thcro
-was an elderly la?ly. an?l a yoting girl of
jjtfobably Bixtecii, ami two young ladles
?f about eighteen and twCnty-two rc-,
Thc older of thc two was a blonde, i
3io?l though possessed <.f a fair face and :
good figure, I dismissed her fron?, my
acmtiny almost instantly as l caught1
bight ?if the other. This one. was a j
study upon which my mind as wei; as i
my gaz?! dwelt, to th?" exclusion <>i tho
rest of tue group.
She was of medium height-sho was
tho only ono of the fair quartet standing
_ "perfectfigure, rallier inclined to shm
4|,. mess, and with a fae?! that wouhl
alv\ ays command moro than a casual
It ,v ..!.? tho work of but a fowmomonts
to take a mental picture ?of thia charm
ing girl, and I also added to this crime
* tho th?:ft c * ? bout|uet of the odorous
Casting a fiance at the pretty cottage,
I saw a small V**u ot paper tacked to
a verandah ph 'ar. upon w hich I deci
phered, with the *hl of a glass, tho fol
lowing legend, \s Thieu in a .-mall fe
male nanu:
"To let] enquire within.'1
Immediately I * tuned to hire trot
cottage. Not* that I needed it, or ha.'
any earthly usc for iii hut. a sort of in- :
sane desire seized mo i o :r?'t possession
of tho neat that hold thc beautiful hird, j
undor tho ridiculous and illogical rca?
honing, or rather lack ot reason, that
tho bird, of course?, went Vith tho nest,
in a business way.
I had put my hand upon tho gardon
.gute, when I Midden ly dl*?c<n I, lying
Upon the Vcramlah, a.lar,,i ..??.W'ontnl
land ??og, who rai.-, ti bis ma liv?"1 h?Ad
and looked at mn Inquirlfiidy? ami L
fancied; a little hojHgckchlly.
I liove a mortal horror ol dogs that
Ifs, other people'- dogs alni particularly
loose dogs, So 1 bultUlled, arid as I
?aw nb way of alt rn ot lng tho attention
of the group without shouting lo thom,
retnahd Uko a ?-?.ward. Thew was
Cave Canem written all ??vcr tho house
for in?;, and oven for a closer view of
the fair creature in thc garden, I v> Mild
not take the risk of thc dog.
No; I would stroll out that way ngiltn
thc next ?lay, and I would got .lenny,
. my married sister, to como with mo.
"To look at a cottage!" sae! Jenny in
astonishment, when I nakod her <om
pahy for this purpose. "What Iii tho
world do you moan -'"
"Oh, it's such a lovely little n"st. f
thought Td secure it in case I should
get rnarrlod, or anything of that kind."1
"Don't you think it wouhl bo moro In
tho lino of varloty to secure tho wife
firatP" aim asked, "knowing that I had
none in view as yet.
'.Kia ? tort of Toodle? luca," I a?l
mlttcd; "but I'd like you to Bco it."
So wo went; we saw, and I was con
qnorcd. We Mgvrfced -within. .lenny
was captivated with the cottage and
Sounds, and I -thcro was only ono soil
ry oblect in tho whole premises that I
saw sumelentlv well to Be able to ?lc
scriho it intell?gentiv aftei ward-,
"Did you notice, S'ed. hov? admirably
* tho rooms connected, an?! how Sparo
was oconoini/?'?l ovorywherer"'
"I didn't not ic?; particularly,'." 1 sa ul
rather abruptly, thinking only pf tho
rooms as connected with the supero
. central figure-Mary Anderson, as we.
.learned her name was ami of tho
i economy of space only in tho light of
VtheImmense spaeNi that ttorolwas ut
?.reserftoetwefen us- -Mary ami mo, I
mean. . ,
"And what a beautiful tint of brown
the ?*Jtt*ge*aH p4lrite<ir<"ha a?lded.
."Betmtiffll b?.n<fnful! T Said, looking
dreamingly ont of tho window, and
- thinking of the exquisitely lustrous
brown oyo?. ,
* "NodP" said Jenny auddenly, starting
mo* otit of I aidrenrr. ju which I was1 pio
turlng myself and Mary na tho occupants
Of tho cottage, without knowing actually
whether tho iiousawna painted browner
green, or painted at all, for that matter,
, "Nod,,d?>*vn kpow I don't Miine you
' haVe the falntoit notion of hiring tho
house; nor do I bollero you know
whether tho oottnge contains two rooms
or ten, or whether there fal? a front or
^^icf?S?*^ gnze ?f lierai V*
ullty and her provoking smile with a
look which wa? meant for an injured
amt indignant o?ioi but I felt that my
hot face betrayed me, BO 1 said nothing
moro about it then.
A*fow days only had elanMul since
Jenny and 1 had looked over tho prom?
?808 to lot; or, lather, since Jenny had
lookod thuin over, while I had-but no
matter; a few days after I was at thu
cottage again, thia time alone.
Thc cn'.ire group of female jnnitrcsses
showed nie over tho house again, tho
elder huh, the mother, pointing out to
me tho conveniences and praising them;
and I, looking always at Alary, who
sc* nu ?! avers? to parting with the koine,
assented to all tim old lady said about
UlO rooms, etc., while niv eves took in
nothing? and my Wounded heart assent
ed to nothing except .Mary and her love,
her hearl.
"How much of a family have yon.
Mr. Harton?" sahl Mrs. anderson Inei
douttdly, wlliio showing tho neat bed
1 stood in the upper hail surrounded
by lin: three young ladies, and thu
mother stood at tito door of tho front
cha m bet*.
..None at all," I replied thoughtlessly.
Four pub's of astonished eyes of var
ious lutos {vero focussed upon mo in
i ho groy eyes of tho cider woman
seemed to pierce my subterfuge, but I
turned to thc liquid brown eyes for re
lief to lind ill them a puzzled expression
"Then you ure contemplating mar
riage? questioned Mrs. Anderson.
"Yes, ' I said boldly, still sluring at
pretty Mary, who turned away her eyes.
"1 think thc place will -nit me very
well," i addeii mechanically. And theil
to myself: "It would he paradis.- tor me,
with that girl lo share it!''
"And could von decide thc matter
soon':''1 asked Airs. Anderson. "It is
gutting to bc quito annoying to have
so many people running in to look it
"lt intltil be, indeed," 1 replied. "She.
includes mc, of course, in the annoy
anco," 1 mentally addod. "I will lake
tlie place," said I sadd? nh. with tho
foolhardy r?servai ion vividly in my ?
mind "i: Mary will remain and be ?ts ?
Thu latter had turned away from tho
little group, ii.il not before I had si en
the nu -.Table tears Mart into the dear
vy . She was evidently pained M tho
thought of leaving the pretty nest.
What should I do? "God knows I
don't want lier to leave it,'* I thought.
I would lake the \s i<e sister hilo lull
confidence, ami she would undoubtedly
pi I ol mo through the trouble.
IV fore leaving I had managed to add
another crime to my sins by stealing
from thc center table a daguerreotype of
Mary, just as she appeared to mc in the
garden, drc.-v, hair, and all. 1 intended
faithfully to replace it again upon tile
table as soon as I could have a copy
"So yon are deep in the mire. Ned,
and want mc lo help you out-eh?" said
Jenny with a mock-serious face. "Kor
shame! to come to a woman, too. You
who profess such a contempt for their
"I'm only a nahe in this sort of busi
i.? .." I confessed humbly.
"And, as a babe, of course, you need
a woman's tender care. You shah have
it, N'cd. i'll do all 1 can for you, but
don'l he foolish enough to suppose that
girls li" around loose, waiting to be
picked up hy thc first man who conies
Jenny w as as good as her word. Shu
V quick and close acquaintance with
I,,. \ *\dursoii! .and through thc reading
if cartu 1,1 onbalistio signs that would
inve been unintelligible as Sanscrit to
ne, hud tlis?.'^>vorut' thal thero was "a
ios ibility o.' success for mc," she
ll( llehl.'
1 was surprise..' dolightcd one
ifl moon to lind N/ury 'lt nw sisters
ioi.-e when I went tl. 1 dCtOr
hlrtod to know my into before sin* loft.
"What a beautiful pietro yon would
mike!" 1 blunderingly rem .irked. Sho
?lushed like a rose, but sab. nothing.
\l\ sister bmiled approvingly a ad soon
iftor left the room on some pick*l,6P; 1
veut over to where Mary was setting,
ind said: "You will, no doubt, dot"jPl*8
i t! ief and a man who goes t li rough l.he
vorid under false pretenses. But such
s I ho man before you,"
She looked surprised and shocked at
his hut 1 drew from my ?locket a faded
mt Mill fragrant bunch of honeysuckle
md held it close to the ono she had
dimed upon her besom.
"A very small theft, and readily for
given," sho said, smiling.
"They aro mates," 1 said; "that is,
he flowers-1 wish th? owners were,"
The deep color begi.n to run riot in
1er checks now.
"And here," I said, "is the poor sub
itituto for tho original that l nave also
toit n and kent Close lo my heart, as a
idUVonlr of you. Mary," producing tho
ilctliro I had taken from her. "And
resides," I added, ILS she made no r?>
il ., Wive lite silent tell-tale blushes
. h ell poko volumes to my heart; "bo*
lido . ii. il falso pretenses. I did not
ni a-iy hottso when I 'inqitirud wit li
li1 nt y.mr home, lt was only you that
want xl; am! I have gone and made a
ooi of in ,seli. I have got n house on
ny hands, hi I I hav e no wile lo occupy
tr\vlili nu !"
"But you told mamma that you con
d m pl af cd marriage," she suggested
..lt WUS long h ap iii the dark. I
i.id onlv von in view, Mary: and now
f you would only consent lo get me out
rf tho letabu it would bo al) right yet."
. Sin- did not say she would, but when
[ look lim little untwisting hand in
nine and kissed it.tenderly, she put tho
AV o bouquets into my hands and I
in-sed Diem together: "Mates now,
loth the Howers and lheir owners."
We three wi ni ovov to Mrs. Anderson
iboiit dusk, and I sahl:
"We have decided to move into tho
cottage n<? soon as it will lx> convenient
for von."
"We!" queried tho old lady, fixing her
grey ?yes upon nm Inquiringly.
..Yes," I replied] "I am soon to bf
married-that is, with your consent," 1
added hesitatingly.
"What has my consent todo with lt?"
?ho arkell lb surprise.
"A groat doti!, Jt ls your daugbtei
WIKMII I wish to marry."
M m to her mother, mn
was n?stlln.? nor hoad upon tim mater
..-?> M said softly:
"Yes, june.M::-: il WM? mo liuit lio
wanted ail Uto Ihne, und aol l?io liouso."
A Vtf.tl from Captain Kidd,
In an illustrai* ?1 article on Gardiner's
Island.in Hw December Century,George
Parsons Lathrop writes u-? follows, re
gariling an unexpected visit from Hie
notorious pirate: "Loi ?I .John Gardiner
one dunc evening observed ? mysterious
sloop with six ginis riding at am nor off
the island. It was Kidd's lust vessel,tho
Auteuil. This I ?ord lohn was il large,
hearty man. who iivd irenorously, was
'clever' to thc Indians and squaws, and
had so much ability in affairs (hah al
though la married four times and -mt
a great dual of money, he portioned off
his daughters handsomely and loll a
largo estai . al lils death. Ho was not a
person tobe scared by n mysterious
armed sloop; so, after she had lain in
sight two ?lays without making any
sign, he (tul o f in a boat, to bearii her
ami inquire what she was. .\* ho canto
up over tho sldc.Cnptniu Kidu lill He n
unknown to him received him with tho
traditional politeness ufa tlirivinj* des
anudo, and asked after Ibo health of
limsolf and family. Thou, hi answer
to Lord doha's inquiries, he said that
he was on his way to ' ord I Iel lomon I at
Hosten: would Lard.ncr do him tho
favor to carry two m gro boya and one
girl ashore, to bo kept there until ho re
turned or sent an order for them? Gar
diner consented, and wc : hack to tho
island. Tho next morning Kidd rc
mtned intercourse by M mling ashore a
request that Gardiner should como on
hoard at once, and la ing si?; sheep with
him. This was rather forcing Har ac
quaintance.(Jardiner may liavo thoujrht:
bul ho complied. Thereupon Kidd
promptly ripened acquaintance Into in
timacy, and asked him i? ho could spare
a barrel of chlor. Lord John once more
proved neighborly, ami found that ho
could sparc tho eitler, scuding two
nf lils mon ashore to fetch it. While
waiting for their return, Kidd gol oui
from his cargo. I wei 'pi ces1 of damaged
ngal muslin, :i raro and valued
fabric in prtspno slate which ho
pul hil > a bag and requested Gardiner
to take as a present t-. his wife, lt is
likely enough that the captain, seeing
In hearty hurd John n capacity for such
tirings, produced tune oj Iris* lifty-shil
llng rum, or Ihn -hiuirir I pound Ma
deira to ho tasted. Som thing, at any
rate.wat med him u;> lo Increased gener
osity i ir 'in about u quarti :. of ; n hour'
ho presen lcd ho I ?ord of the Isle with
some muslin for Iiis own UKO. When
thu mott cunio back with tho barrel of
eider, he gave them four pieces < f gold
for their trouble. iMirthermore, after
getting ready lo sail, ho odored to pay
for thc eider; bul Gardiner protested
that ho was KufHciontlv rewarded hy tho
present lo his vvife. They parted ut Inst;
and Kidd, gallantly tiring a salute of
four guns, stood for Block Island.
'I tis purpose in lingering in those
waters was to get rid of his suspicious
freight boforo going to Boston, [hiring
the stay near tho island two New York
sloops took (?IV part of his cargo; and
three days hiter he returned from Block
Island in company with alioth) I' nefar
ious sloop, which rel loved him of < lasts
Containing plate and gold and other
goods. 'Jins limo Kidd nguiu sen! for
Gardiner und committed lo his charge
a chest, a box of gold,a bundle of quilts,
and four hah s of g...als. The box of
gold, ns Gardiner afterwards solemnly
deposed, wa- destined hy Kidd for IJOHI
Bollomont. AU thu lr? asuro and mor
ohandiso was hurled ht some swampy
hind near Cherry Harbor, beside Homo
Tomi, within a mile of tho manor-house,
U> be kepi lor Kidd or Ills order.
" 'If I call fol" i and il i . one/ Kidd
declared (0 Lord .lohn, 'I will lake your
head or y i ur -1.n's."
"An Ohl tle.it."
'Tie re, was (ino patin tie ?acid: nt con
Heeled with tho fight. A man namoi1
Clough lind served three years In tin
Eleventh Massachusetts, tl ml had tilt
reputation of hoing an excellenl soldier
a favorito with both officers and men
and doing his duty faithfully in all po
sitions. At the expiration of his tern
lie ro-onlisted, and was given the cu
ternary furlough of Lllil'lJ days. Whoa
ho returned to tho regiment his nate.,
seemed to be changed. From a client
fuJ. companionable man ho became i
olironio grumbler, and al hist was genet
ully recognized as a "beat." His oh
comrades bore his altered dispositiot
Tor a while, but finally ho was lot alon
with his growling*, ills ofileerautln
UlspcOUmh'un of a determination to d
?ort, and watched him accord i ugh
When his company started into a light
tho question would bo, "Whoro h
Clough?" and he generally had to h
liunted up and ordered hit? tho ranks
Dn this occasion ho was SO Vi rely wound
Ml, being shot twice. He was brought
L>ot on a stretcher, which his lieutenant
dad sent in for him. and while wai ti Up
for an ambulance tho officer went up t.
the wounded man. With :> return ol
the old-time lire, ( lough said, "LicuiOII
mt, have I done my duty?" "Ye
Clough, like a man;" lo which he iv
pliouwi'th a touch of blttornossi "Won
dor il tho boy s are satisfied with th?
damned old beal now?1' Tho boy>
crowded around ami tried to encouragi
liini, now ashamed pf their former chat
Ung, and ho smiled faintly and said
"Good-by, boys," ai I hey carried him
iiway. 'That night tho tired, broker
hod y was out of pain, and "Old Clough'
tros beyond the praise or I lam i ol hu
man judgment.* 7Vi?i State.
No Hhow for (lie Hairpin.
Tho wife of an engineer on tho West
?horo Railroad, a most agreeable littlo
vornan, went to Now York yesterday
ikonning, and cunio up on the train of
vhlch her husband drives the engine,
(lt Newburgh she took n soat in tho cn
.inc mid rode from there to Kingston,
-'ur that distance tho train runs with
prent Speed, ut intervals fully u milo a
ninnie. When ?ho roached this city
tor friends', ? ho were there to meet her,
n a chorus Inquired) "Wei!, how did
mu enjoy ii?'1 "Oh!" snld ?ho, "it was
iplendid. real exciting, but I haven't a
taii-pin in my hair. 'Thc jur of the
.?Mono had shaken nil tho hrirpins out,
io . .it her hair hung upon bot shoftlders,
ibo says si??, don't wot do-'ii-?.. mgino. .1
IfnclK SI ip their hair eut n "dead
alii.i..' fanion -i<ination (N. V.)
A Mysterious Snore from - iw>i', .-A
Strange K*jmrloiioc.
"I have been foi tho past; fifteen years
engaged at my present business and I
net ti not teil you it is not one of tho
most pleasant occupations in tho world.
I have had some terrible experiences
daring that time, and if I were *o relate
some of them to you you would not think
them erodible. 1 spend most of tho day
and night with these dead bodies, and
now that I have grown accustomed to it
I do not mind it much." The speaker
was Prof. James Walsh, superintendent
of tho dissecting-room in tho Now York
University Medical Col logo, and tho
answer was given in reply to the re
porter's iptory. Thc professor con
.Tf you wish to hear an experience I
had, ht me see, about lift con years ago,
1 have no objection to telling you, but
follow me np ?nd I will show you tho
very spot where it occurred, and perhaps
it will help to refresh my mernot*) some
what. "
The reporter followed the professor up
a long winding stairway until ho came
to a door wideh was locked. The pro
fessor took from his pocket a key. and
having applied i! to thc lock,the door Hew
open and disclosed a long, wide room,
in which lay upward of two hundred
"cadavers'' j.laced upon marble slabs.
Tho stench that came from lins room
was of the most indescribable charac ter,
and tho reporter instinctively drew back
to catch his breath.
"This is thc dissecting-room," a lided
the professor, "and it gives you sonic
idea of tho character of my work. It is
h. re I spend my day and night, and you
will at once admit it is not a very pleas
ant way to ?pond one's existence. It is
over there, just at thal slab toward tho
left, that tho experiences occurred which
1 will now relate.
"I was then a new man, and did not
feel fpiite at home as much as now, and,
though it is well nigh fifteen years since
it happened, it was so forcibly Impressed
upon my i lind al thal time that 1 shall
la ser forg t it. The students had all
gone, anti 1 was alon - in the dissecting
room. Tim hour was about 12 o'clock
ao l I hail remained to fix up the cada
vers for llie morrow. The associations
connected with this place at snell an
hour aro nough to lill tuc mind of a loss
n ins person with apprehension.
About two hundred dead bodies layon
tho slabs al! around, and at. that time a
.screen hung from thc top of each slab
to tho ground so as to conceal tho debris
during tho day. Not a sound broke tho
stillness of tho dlssocting-rooni, not a
ripple ran through tho big building,
when all at once, as I stood near the
slab, I heard a loud snoring sound pro
ceed from a cadaver.
"I could feel the throbbing of my
heart, and I stood rooted to tho ground.
I could not move if I tried, and tho
muscles of my foot seemed to give wnv
under mc. The cadaver raised himself
up oil his back and looked and grinned
at me In a most agonizing manner. A
cold sweat ran all over my frame. I
seemed to bo lifted off thc ground, and
in another moment I vas thrown pros
trate on the Iloor. I never believed
much in ghosts, hut at that time I could
not explain this extraordinary pheno
"1 lay in that position 1 know not
how long, bul anyway when I recovered
consciousness it was morning, and tho
light was streaming in through those
windows. W ith llie return ol' day I
plucked up fresh courage ami went up
to a certain the cause of my scare of tho
pn viona night. The cadaver lay in the
very anio p> -ilion in which it had been
; 'ed by me, and 1 put my hand on
the lace and found thc coldness of (h ath
there. I raised up tho cloth that cov
ered the lower part of the slab and there
found the eause of my feeling of thc pre
vious night. A student lay on his back
on thc it ?or in a profound slumber,
slot ping Ol? tho ('lieds of the night's de*
bauoh. J his at < nee explained tho
whole secret a way i and thc nervous
pro.-.'ration I experienced was wholly
lille lo my ardent imagination. I got
jvor all th. !, however, and now I inves
tigate tho cause of any unusual noise
since that night. Of course you Can
readily understand the nervous pertur
bation was wholly induced by th
strange noise (hat was produced in that
place at such an unseasonable, hour,
and that explain.-, away my feelings with
regard to the erect position tho cavalier
was supposed to assume. Such an ex
traordinary occurrence might result
fatally in many cases, for tho nervous
system In one who is a linn believer in
Supernatural visitations would receive a
shock from which it would never in all
probability rally, and I have, known
many people who were rendered insano
by just such an occurrence. It was a
lesson to mo, however, that I will not
readily forget. So much tor my first ex
perience iu a dissecting-room. --iV. Y.
A Living Barometer.
It is a Well-known fact that several of
Mir smaller animals aro so sensitive to
chang.--, from heat to cold, and fren, dry
tO mois! that tiny* foretell those changes
uno time iii advance.
in the Smithsonian Institution's list
l>f animals valuable to man, tho troo
load is mentioned asancxcoltont weath
.r-prophet, and I can testify to its power
i?f foretelling tho change in the weather.
I have in my possession a paper-weight
in tho form of a bronze frog supporting
>n its hack a glass tube with a bulb at
tho bottom. Sumo months ago I was
fortunate enough to catch a tree-toad,
find having heard of his ability ns a
weather-prophet, I put him into my
glass tube and made from matches a
-m.ill ladder so that he could
.limb up or down within tho tube. I
loon fourni that tho approach of a
?hange lu tho wenthor was always
noticed by tho little prisoner, wno
;1 imbed toward tho top whenover the
?ir grew moist or before rain, and aa in
va ri ;i lily desee m led toward the bott 3m
>f tho tube in ad vaneo of tho coining of
try weather.-8t. Nicholas.
When tho king of Portugal waa in
England Queen Victoria presontod Ed
win Landseer to his majesty as a painter
whose works she had been collecting.
"Ah, Sir Kdwin," exclaimed tho king,
"delighted to make your acquaintance.
[ waa always very fond ol beaata."
Tho IjfttCHt Suff/?cntloii.s About
Wa lt ai ii tx.
If tho observation of social waltzing
in New York and Europe for more than
forty years proves anything whatever,
writes Allen Dodsworth in "Dancingand
its Relation to Social Life," it is that
the method of holding which is pre
scribed below is to-day, as at the begin
ning, adopted hy all who may he no
ticeable for refined manners and move
ment. The. gentleman approaches tho
lady, offering his left banu -ono who is
au fait will tit the sumo time make a
slight inclination to how. The. lady
places lier right hand in that of the. gen
tleman, who then extends hi-: right arm
in a direct line to the side, the forearm
bent so as to form acule angle. In
this aught the lady will placo herself,
with the center line of the person oppo
site the line of the gentleman's right
side, both persons on parallel lines, not
forming an angle. !n this position
each will bo looking over tho other's
right, shoulder, and hy the lad , turning
her head slightly to th'' !,.ft tho oiled of
the group will bc greatly improved, and
prevent all possibility of laking each
otle-r's breath, which Ls rarely pleasant,
and in tho case of a young man directly
from tho USO of meerschaum is "posi
tively horrid," as many ladies have re
marked. The lady, if not too short,
places her left hand, hooked, upon tho
gentleman's right shoulder, tho fingers
appearing in front. Tho right hand of
tho gentleman should rest very gently
on the lady's hack, as near tho waist as
possible, so as not to remove thc up
ward pressure of tho elbow directly un
der the lady's shoulder, as this is tho
lady's support and must bo hold wdth
sure, but gentle firmness. Thc hand on
thc back should rest very lightly, and
on every possible occasion should bo
slightly raised, BO that tho air may pass
botweon, as in some eases tho close con
tact induces perspiration and may leavo
its mark upon thc lady's dress. Both
persons should bo slightly bent forward
from tho hips upward, so that tho shoal
dors may bo only three or four inches
apart, tho distance increasing down
ward: this lenes both ??allies free in
their limbs, so that any contact of per
son or knees may bo avoided, and
should la; so avoided as a most serious
mistake The gentleman's left hand,
holding tho hilly 's right, should he ex
tended downward in a lilt" with the
body, tho hand -1ince or four inches dis
tant from tho per on, tho arm-- forming j 11
a gontlo cm \e from tho .-?iouh 1er down-1 T
ward. No weight is placed upon this
arm; all tho guiding and changes must
ho governed hy the elbow under tho
lady's ann. It will bo found that this
grouping will bo perfectly modest in
appearance, no more ?-ont act of person
occurring than in a holy's taking a gen
tleman's arm for walking. In conclu
sion, let it bo remembered that purity of
thought and action may bc as conspicu
ous in waltzing as ia any other situa
tion of lifo; that tho gross waltz grossly,
tho vicious viciously, the relined and
innocent innocently and in a relined
mt * mi
I '.l'. li i< rna tile Dress in Jsvn.
A lady who has been visiting in Java
writes to tho Missouri Republican: As
soon as we got to tho house, our hostess
provided us with "sarvengkabaya" to
put on. This is thc native dress of the,
country, and is worn hy ladies all
through tho bea. of tho day, being
light and cool. Il consists of two parts;
tho "sarveng" or skirt is about four
varils wide, in one piece, with one seam,
lt is drawn tightly around the waist
without a wrinkle, and folded over in
front in one or two great folds, and tied
on by a sa- h. 'l here are many kind.-, of
..snrvcngB," almost every district hay
ing sonic special way of making and or
namenting them anil w e re a stranger
would seo no difference, a connoisseur
at a glance distinguishes between a Ba
tavian. Samarang, or Solo pattern. In
somo places they are woven, sometimes
with gold or silver thread, in Ot hors a
rich pattern traced in wax on fino
cotton or silk. Thc process is c died
"hattick", and these are. the finest.
Sarvcng-niaking is a great industry
Hmong native women, and they aro
D? all prices, from one or two guild
ers to fifty and sixty. . Thc wives
af chief and high horn natives make
diem ns a pastime to use themselves ot
?ivo away, and often trace a story or
legend on them. One such I saw repre
sented in a most intricate pattern, tho
tree of life and its branches. Tho
"kabaya" or jacket is niado on tho na
tivo pattern, and would not, I fancy,
[ind much favor in Taris and New York,
but it is loose and comfortable and in
keeping with the castora looking dre*?.
Finally tho foot are hare, bul to koop
hem off thc ground slippers aro used
just for the toes. Tho slippers aro ex
p?sito in beauty and finish, and must
>xcel even those far-famed crystal slip?
lora of Cinderella's, which wo dreamed
tbout and envied in our childhood.
They aro made of velvet or satin of any
;olor, richly < mbroidored with beads
ind silver ..? gold thread in close pat
ems i i leaves or hirds and finished oh*
vith high gilt heels, which top, tap,
ihcerfufry as ono walks about these
silent Indian houses. The embroidery
if these slippers is done chiefly by Chl
lcso women. We could not at ali man?
igo this dress at first, and my sister and
[ insisted on putting on the sarvonga on
lushing all thc oiliness to tho hack, and
n this way making them look Uko di
?ado undor-pettiooats, and imito spoil
ng tho pieturosquonesfl of tho dross.
- . m* ?
low We. Hemlrickfi Wished to Die?
Mr. Hendricks died as ho widied. "I
.ocollect," said Major Stealey, u person
d friend of tho Viee-Pro.^dcnt, *'whon
ienator Morton wos dying in UldttiUw*
)lls. For three days and three night?
io lay in indescribable agony. Standing
indcr tho window of ..is' house we
.(iiihl hoar him from time to timo shriek
mt- It was almost more than ono could
icar to liston. About that 'Imo I was
Miking of this case with Mr. Hendricks
md he dwelt for some timo upon the
liffcrcnt kind of deaths. Ho thought
his long suffering was greatly to bo do
ilorcd and said no dbl not 'believe he
vould die lr. that way; ho thought that
vhen tho time caine be would go quick.
If I have one wish above all others tn
his world,1 said he, 'it is that I may bo
pared lingering agony and that I may
50 suddenly.' Ho had his wish."
kn ICpUotlo In Which Morocco mid ThU
Conntry Tuite it limul.
Ono dull afternoon in tho month of
September inst yenr, Abraham, n bund?
omo vonng Jew, presented himself at
mr ?nice, and stated that he was about
o sail that evening for America, where
ie had previously resided for sonic time,
hereby becoming an American citizen,
'he object of his visit was to solicit our
ssistanco in drawing up a power of at
ornoy in favor of a friend, also an
Lmorican citizen. In whose hands ho
OS i rod to leav? his interests at home
luring his absence. Tho document was
Inly signed and witnessed, and tho
outh that same afternoon left his na
ive shore to seek his fortune in the far
IV land of his adoption.
After tho lapso of II few months tho
fiend who belo the power of attorney
ailed to ask our advice under tho fol
>wing circumstances: Abraham, before
e left, had fallen in love with tt pretty
ewes-; maid named lionh, and pr >
losod to make her his wifo; but as shu
? as tho daughter of a poor widow with
thor children, and as Abraham had
eek his fortune in u foreign land, it
lits agreed that they should become bo
rothcu and wait until Abraham earned
ho means of providing a home. Leah
nd her mother thought (hat when she
ras out of sight Abraham might change
is mind, or that some fair stranger
light steal away her lover's heart: lt
>'as therefore deemed advisable that sin;
hould bind him to his engagement in u
ond of $400 and when the. matter was
roposod to him he said ho had no ob
SOtlon, provided tho bond was made
(pially binding on either side, which
.as accordingly done, and each was
uly bound in a penalty of $400 lo bo
no and faithful to the othor. Sureties
rere found on either side, the surety of
eah being one Moses, who mad.; light
f his suretyship.
Scarcely, however, had Abraham
inched his destination when a rich Jew
?om Algiers visited our city, and went
) tho Jewish schools, in which Leah
as employed as a teacher. Ile waa
inch struck by her modest demeanor,
. well as by thc ability which she di.s
laycd in the discharge of her duties,
le inquired who she was and soon af
.rward called upon her mother and
roposcd to marry her. The widow told
im of Leah's engagement ami bond,
ut the ardor of his love was only bl
amed tho more by these difllcullies in
ie way of his desires. He reasoned that
braham would soon forget her, that 110
light die or fail in his attempts to .-le
nin- a fort ino, and that sho had better
?eure a home and a fortune when she
ad the ohancc. In short, he generous
. ottered to provide, for the. whole fa ll li?
i and pay the penalty of $400 besides,
eah at last yielded to tho tempting of
>r, and the pair presented themselves to
tabbi Mordecai Hen Geo for the purpose
f milking tho necessary arrangements
>r tht! marriage. The rabbi objected,
n the ground that, to his certain kuowl
Jge, Leah was betrothed to Abraham.
Tho new lover was not to be thus
alked, and lost no time in securing
ass ages in tho French steamer for Oran
>r him and Leah, together with tho
hole family, and a few days later they
camed away to the east, after, it is
ated, having deposited $400 in tho
ands of tho rabbi. Abraham's father
ppcalcd to the rabbi, who said that
Othlng could bo done until he received
power of attorney from his son, and
ion tho father called upon Abraham's
?end to ask advice, and, to his joy
und that he held the very document;
j required. With this they both re
lire?! to tho house of thc rabbi, who
oked nt it, and to their dismay pro
Dlinccd it useless because it was written
i the English language.
The United states consul and consul?
UlCT?l were appealed to, but said that,
i it was :i matter of Jewish law, the
?es. ion must bo loft to tho discretion
! tilt' rabbi. Negotiations woro thon
?teret! Into with .Moses, who conipro
iscd the matter by tho payment of half
io bond viz., $200, We have not yet
surd w hat '. licet has been produced up
l the mind of Abraham, but they say
int a candle is never so easily lighted
i when it has just been put out, anti
srhaps in a niall or two WO may hear
lat Abraham is on his way home to
looso another of tho fair maidens of
angicr.-Morocco Times.
Chopin as a Boy.
Chopin, alone of all tho musicians,
is been immortalized through his
anoforto muslo. If all the works that
ivo ever been written for the piano
ere to he swept away, his compositions
ould of themselves inspire one through
I thc drudgery that is necessary to
aster the instrument.
Frederie Chopin was born on March
1800, at. a little village near Warsaw.
lie child's genius was apparent in Iiis
irliest years; when scarcely more than
baby, he was so sensitive that he wept
i hearing music; anti ho began to
impose before ho was old enough to
rite out tho notes. Ho was placed
ider the tuition of Albert Zwvnv, who
as delighted with Iiis little pupil's pro
.ess, and in his ninth year tie gave his
?st concert. Frederic was generally
II of high Spirits, and often amused
msclf by playing little practical jokes,
metimos being Joined by his sister
tally. This sister gavo as rare promise
being great in literature as Frederic
music, but., unfortunately, she died
hen only a young girl.
Chopin had a talent for seizing tho
dicrous and placing it on paper; and
s powor of caricaturing on tho piano
as much liko Schumann's. It is said
at onco, when his father's pupils were
'.coming very boisterous, Chopin en
nod the room and seated himself at
0 piano. Ho imitated a band of rob?
irs breaking into a house, their escape,
id retreat to tho woods; as tho musio
ow fainter the pupils became drowsier
itll they were aU fast asleep.-St.
Residents of the backwoods of Penn
rlvania do not relish the appe
>o many hunters in their preserves,
?veral lumber camps in the northwest
rn part of the state have been lately
urned to prevent their occupation M
dgea by hunting partios,and a number
1 hounds have boen poisoned. Patt
re unusually plenty.
SBBVJSD ON <;oi.l>i;N I K A vs.
Tho ltoyul UunlflOOnOQ with Which a
Seimtor at Washington ' n t ?.i ( I n i.
A dinner of fourteen covers was
given in Washington by ?Senator Stan*
ford, of California, ono evening last
week, to Senator Evarts and tbe fol
lowing members of thc Puciflc Coast
delegation in Congress: Scnutors
Bowen and Teller, of Colorado; Sena
tors Dolph and Mitchell, of Oregon;
?Senator Jones,of Nevada; Represen
tatives Louttit, McKeiuia and Morrow,
of California; Symes, of Colorado;
Woodburn, of Nevada, and Hermann,
of Oregon. The residence ol' Senator
Stanford, on Farragut Square, has
been transformed by its occupants Into
a representative California home. Thc
drawing-room furniture was manu (ac
lu red there to older, oven to tho par
terres, widt h are adorned with Japan
ese hand embroidery in gold. The
guests of the evening sat down to a
banquet whoso wine and fruits were
all from California. Thc tea and coiTee
servico wore of solid gold from Cali
fornia milice, on a solid golden tray.
Tho forks and spoons were of hammer
ed silver, wrought III rich designs, and
the china was hand-painted Dresden,
Vienna and Paris ware. Each plate
was distinct lu itself, containing some
historic portrait or scene or some odd
design. "The Raid on tho Sabine
women'' adorned thc plate of Senator
Evarts; the face ot Mary Queen of
Scots looked up at Senator Dolph
when he reverted his plate. The table
was spread in thc finest white damask,
relieved in tho centre bv a large basket
ot roses, flanked on each side by an
oval plaque of Jacqueminots.
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