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In tlu> Lonely Ilaelt. Pow.
Thu Borimm wno long and thu prunolicr waa
pn <?y.
TIKI cushion wnn K'<r; mit tho corner wat
cozy ;
Aii'i, musing, I kitnw
By my t *{<. in tit?* p? iv
Wnn ? ?tf.iv little nico thiit was dimpled and
A struy till of Inoo ami tho curl of n foathor
Lay close to my chook, und I <ll?tn't cure
't'lw s rvloo ?. ns lon?-.
Or tili t orr Wau wrong
In a lonoiy buok pew, ns wo knott down to
In rending (ho prayers wi had ono book be
tween ll?;
Bo Bweot wna hor amita that, liait m ity BCOII
win'" ti- nt on our klines
(Oh how i ap I did i" isid)
I lnvl stoti'ii i kiss With too prayer book tr
Boreen us. .
In tho oriel win tow tho sunlight was gloniU'
In my drowsy old brain I felt love ranolcs
ti'i'ini"" ;
Then my henri gave a thump
lint my head gu . hump
On tho bnck ol the ? > i : had only boon
d roaming.
_ -Lifo.
A soct : rv i ADV.
thc Domini, of In ?lil.m Aro Sut*
frrom ..o Morning lint li (.? tho livening
?:.pl I oi.
A i.irr. <>? t.rxruv.
A llttlo French gill timcpicco ticking
away tho minutes in uti lippi r room ol
ono of Murray hill's lino resitlencos
struck t!i" half-hour beyond '.' o'clock on
a rcconl morning, timi whilo its tleop
cathedral note yul ???;.? .? ?. I upon tho air
thura was a sn l l n m ?V molli amono
tho laco hangings of ti brass bedstead
standing In a recess ol Hie sanio apart*
mont, anil a wotnan's faeo !o< ked forth.
Tho room was full cl* pict's tiling.;,
warm w illi tho hinzu of ti hickory lire,
ami brilliant with the dazzling winter
Bluish i nc, which, lilt? ring through ibo
drapcrir-s of thc bf d windows, hiv in
patches of liglll Oil ii. io;- and tm nish
Inga, but there was no hing one-half so
pretty, so warm, rn- so brilliant, no pict
uro so sunny or dazzling within tho four
walls, as that mail" lr, ibis sam . far e,
the face of a young and levi ly wonmti,
which, flushed from ibo pillow's downy
caress, the eyes dewy willi sleep, and
the rumpled chestnut hair framing tho
whola hi sword confusion looked out u>
Sea what bad awakened its owner.
"Ob, it's you, yon ch ?ll teri tig little
clock," tis her eye fell lt]ton (hu telltale
bands, then, bet?re -!.<. auk buck into
her nest, she leam I out to touch au
electric hulton within ? nsy reach. A
moment and ti soil Uno:'!, prefaced the
entrance of a iient-Iookhig middle-aged
woman in i ap mid apron.
"Good morning, Harker,11 caine from
the pillows. "My bath, plon.se;" and
Farker opened n second door and dis
appeared. In three minutes she was
back standing at Hie bedside with a
bath gown of thick, sofl flannel and a
pair of low sho -, wann and woolly.
Tho young woman gol up, suffered (he
flannel gurmeiii lo li- thrown over her
lace anil cambric nighl dress, I h rust two
white foot Into the wadded s!IOCS, Mid
crossed to thc bath-room.
Harker only waited to take from
various drawers and presses an on I 111 of
feminine apparel, Kindled willi an em
broidered muslin combing gown whose
ribbons were ?>i Ibo Panie pale-pink hue
as tinted thu silken sloe Kings, beforo
site vanished a second lime, and the
room was left lo Ibo clock and (lie Uro,
with occasional nitiillcd Splashing* from
thc naiad in h. r : uh.
Hut not for long. Til > Hall door un
closed again to admit a tail old negress,
black a IdcbtW, her le ad l ound iii a
brilliant bandana. Site ihutllcd to the
door ol thc bath-room ard knocked,
"Ea you ready, honey ? '
"in a moniont, mummy,11 rounded
from within; Iii n:
"You may come now," mid once
more tho lire and clock had it all their
own way In tho outer apartment.
Next Harker roapp cud bearing n
silver tray, on which w as n cup of bouil
lon with suiue waft . I ke cradio rs._she
had scar cly phi ?od lier Iruy inion a
.stand and wheeled a 1 ixurtotis Turkish
chair bofor lim > >k n r, Uro wlion th .
inner door was Hung wi le op m and,
fresh from ber plunge and glowing willi
mammy's vigorous massage, Beauty
came oui, lier flannel gown wrapped
warmly about li r and her beautiful
hair still closely snooded In its oilskin
Mie sank with supple i/raoe. Into hov
waiting chair, the stand with Its light
refreshment quickly lifted to her side;
then, as (he lire gleamed (oo ardently
on ibu sott, clear Bkin, linker Inter
posed a glass . eie n. which tempered
tim llamos fervor, while ii to ?k nothing
from dh oheorfti light.
While (he bouillon W n - dp;?1 d and ibo
crackers munched mummy brought u
low hassock, noon which site tlrow her
young mistress1 feet, mid w' h gent?o,
caressing touch pill asidp the W added
shoes and Incased otu ii slender tinkle
and urdu d instep in its silkon co vor lng,
using a silver sllOO-hoi'n Of exquisite
workmanship to tipring the little miln
slipper lo its placo.
rlion mademoiselle stood up whilo tho
black banda went d' .Viy on willi tho
task they ho t d BO WO?..
"You s jest like cz if you was a baby
yet. boney," the old woman f aid. pat
ting Ibo lovely BhOnldors which rose
smooth and dimpled ROOV0 the c dnvob
eheniise; and. "'l)ood, 1 Wish you was,"
ns sim slipped (ho Clinging petticoat of
knitted silk ovor 1e r charge's head.
Mademoiselle laurelled, .and tho ?lr? -s
.jng went on till, the last ribbon of tim
muslin gown tie I. mammy was forced
-reluctantly enough to resign ber ntirs
J i 11 . _r to Another's cure.
For Harker had not boon idle during
the robing procos-?. The bouillon tray
und ?tandworo Rope] a low dressing
table frbose beveled mirror was tho per
fection of rolleotivo excclienoe had boen
tm m d to catch tho proper light, an
armless chair placed beforo it, and now,
flanked by her implements of office,
rows of silver-mounted brushes and
combs, steel p us, pom ides, and per
fumed water ti priest ., of tho hiiir
dre sing oeremon ltd awaited her victim,
Miuloncoisoilo seated herself. Harker
.lipped Oil" th? ol lok if) cap. loos iud
sonni pins, letting tim v.-il of ohesttiut
hair full hiw i\y rteiim t quito to the
floor, und began her work. As tho tire
woman tab ?rt d htvj* mistress let her ?yes
stray Idly before ber, and her glsnoo
/ell unon a little orvdnl vase uooq the
dressing-table which hold ll Kingle
li-' 1 in?X rose.
What did Hbo soo in its rusty jiotals
nnd crumpled loaf to call up that curious
half-tender light lo her fUco, and why
should this expression die slowly away
?ne! the proud lines of thc exquisite
mouth obtrusively show in ita stead?
"barker," coldly, "don't keep Howers
about, thal are not fresh."
"No, miss," said Harker respectfully,
but WOlldoringly; then her eve, too. fell
upon tho condemned Mar?chal Niel.
"I left lhe rose, miss, because you hail
it in your bund last night when you
cunio in, and there was a hit of water in
11 : VUSO where yon put it, so 1 thought
you would not wish ii disturbed,"
Did a faint blush mantle that smooth
white brow, or was it tho wanton fire
light which lilied thc room?
"Very well, Darker; it is of no further
And now the hair is dono and thc
muslin gown is ?lolled for a robe of palo
India cashmore lined throughout with
quilted satin and trimmed from neck lo
hem and at throat and wrists with cosi
ly fur. Thon Darker hands a bit of
embroidered cambric exhaling a faint
spicy fra'/rance, and draws aside .1
heavy poniere, through which made
moiselle passes to a morn i ug-room be
yond, a beautiful, cozy apartment full
of bric-a-brao ami objects of arl, an open
upright piano in one corner, with a
banjo, the. la tesl era/", lilting its Hat
sphere against one log. A sea-coal lire
glows in the burnished grate, a tiger
skin rug sprawls beforu it, ami a break
fast service of Iran-parent china ami
old stiver is set out upon a claw-legged
mahogany lal.le near tho center of tho
As mademoiselle eiitoi ?. a beautiful
eol?o haps forward, fawning against
i r ami thrusting his no e under her
.areadllg hand. His mistress pats him
a little absently and mores on io ibo
table, uh' tv ut her pialo is piled thu
morning mail, belter;, notas, cards of
invitation, fine or two black-edged
fu?era! announcements, for death moves
ill ll) . h's: society, too she looks them
ali over without groat eagerness, though
her eyes brighton when she opens ..?ie
i read that c. prominent mau of fashion
bogs tho honor of leading a coining
min h-lnlkod-of cotillon with her, nor do
th \ dull when tho next noto informs
lier thal her presence is desired among i
n small seloel party which an aristo-1
oratio society matron is arranging to
i deo ;.i her country-hou.se for a winter's
lark. Slur goos on through her letters
while a servant brings tho broakfast
fruit, chocolate, a pair of rood hirds,
with potato s n la creme, willi an
omolctto aux eon lit urcs.
M idctnoisolto cats with relish and
nppotito, while tho do;.', on his haunches
by her side, his forefeet on the Hour,
makes with his head in the air a long,
silky, incl ned plano of his back, which
ends olFoctlvoly in a brush of waving
fur. HU eyes followcvory movement of
the. fair eater, but his dumb entreaty
gains him naught till the meal is done.
Ouc letter of liol' many that morning
she has not yet opened. She takos this
now. and as she breaks the seal the
samo lb- ting look which the dying rose
had evolved conies back. The noto i?
.-her:, a half do/en lines:
"I found my orders awaiting mo last
night. 1 leave to-night- May 1 call
ia1 . this afternoon to say pood-by?"
Tho lotter drops from her hand. Tho
do ; <oos h r cessation from writing and
cone s over lo her feet.
"Ves, Sultan," .sha says, stroking his
In ;..I, "he muy como to say good-by,
and theil WO will think no more of this
channing young ofllcur with his small
pay and . low i remotion, and his tempt
ing suggestion of frontier ba tracks life."
Une ni'.ie lotter is quickly added to
tho number wailing to be sent, then
mndumoisello hurries to hor ronni,
whero Harker already awaits her.
Twenty minutes later, perfectly
dre ? d In a costume of plot Ii and fur,
whose eloganl sinfhlioilv equaled Itsox
travagant cod, gloved like a French
woman and shod like an Bngllsh peer
ess, mademoiselle enters her ourringo,
and the tall footman liol ting the door
bends lo ree ive her initial order.
Shu drives to her tailor's whero Bho
mounts a wooden horse to have anew
lltlbit adjusted, to tho jeweler's to select
a present for a fnshioillll lo wedding; at
a florist's shu orders a funeral piece sent
to a society house of mourning; shu
loaves her carriage for live minutes nt it
picture-gallery to glance at a canvas
whioh her world ls discussing; she.
show* herself ata business meeting of
a charitable Organization o? which she
is a mom bot' long enough to say thal
she will stand at the Russian table in a
Quilling festival; she drives to tho lur
ia r's io choose hoi' sables, ami to lier
b<x>tmaker's for consultation over bot
tines a la St? Petersburg, and she hurries
dually into tho boudoir of her dearest
"Just to hope, dear. Unit you aro go
ing dow n to Oakcliff willi sirs. h. on
Iiie -Mst. No? So sorry. And, oh,
?oll, w ill you kindly lend* nie that little
.. i. on ;?gure-, for tko german your
brother sent out from Vienna last
month? Mr. K- and I irani some rtovol?
t.es for the Worthington ball."
"That is the last," she says lo herself
I hank fully when she Inn kissed lu r
fr.end good-by, und "Homo," is lite
word thc footman takes ns he climbs lo
the coachman's side.
It is 2:80 wln-n Harker is gi lling lier
out of In r outdoor wraps, and lune!;' .?ii
i. MU'Ved, she is told. Thal meal over,
- ie must give her maid ten minnies'
confab ov. i ti . < veiling's dresses and
twenty more toorlllols? an arrangement
her dressmaker has sent for inspection.
Then a few moments to loll among tho
ensilions of her divan skimming tho
chapters of the last novel before another
todet is in order. At 0 she is again in
' tho carriage in a sumptuous reception
dress, rolling to an "afternoon." Two
are down on her tablets for that day,
and by nico calculation she gota the
ercuni of both before, shortly ofter 0,
shu stands once inoro in her own hall
and learns from tho serrant in attend
ic.eo that n gentleman is waiting tobo
received in Inn groen parlor.
In nil tho bravery of brilliant dross,
dropping only tho fur lined carriage
?, uno drosses tho hall. Fifteen,
twenty minutes pass, then tho poTtforo
of the green parlor ls put asido nml a
s oung man conn s out. Ills taco ts palo
and his Upa are compressai, hut lin
is oroct and ?old?orly, and them
is a gleam of something in ids kindling
oyo whick may ho ii linc scorn when
that mist o? lonoVrn I?:?*: cleared
Mademoiselle goes up-stalrs u nillo
languidly. Uer room ls brilliant with
warmth mid light, and on ilr> hod ls
spread an evening dre ail lace ami
silken sheen.
"There Is n<> hurry, Barker/1 she siiys,
hrietlv; "WO entertain at homo to-night,
and dinner ls not until ha!?-p? ; H.
liolp mo oil'with these (lungs; -.vee mo
a loos,? gown nnd f.ftei n mlnub . hore
before lite fire.''
"Your ii wera for to-night," says tho
maid. ?nsw. ring miidcmoisollo'a rbiy
half an hour lat r. bal the yoting girl
scarcely glan?es at the hugo b m ?u tt
the wt unan is ht tiring,
"1 shad bu bite, Barker." sha says;
"make haste to dr? v< ni .."
There are two hours of dinner and
three hour , of ball got through with be
foro mndoinoi.s.hlo's daj is really done
ami tim petted belle linds li >V laue
canopied couch, i ii" worl 1 lt is been
at her fuot. and t!i ? expression o?
tri ti tn ph ami ;>o -, r does not win ?Ily lt ave
tho perfect fn e <\ n after the frin jed
litis are doned and Ibo soft swei . ! roath
comes regulnrlv through ibo j tut parted
lips. .v. Y. Times.
.1 H mb > ..! .. Ten ::
Jumbo U a ?ed chimpanzee anti
has received a Christian education.
Visitors ai the must um will havo
noticed hhn, U4 ho occupied a uago in
the third story of the i lu-euin, and was
very vlvaciotH at tinvs. showing groat
strength in shakin: ii; heavy iron bm
und swinging with solemn cadeneo on
tho Hying Ira po??. "Jinn'1 is u diame
ter and lils ;\p;??iis recently ?towed
bim lo bo n schemer of no nenn tinier.
Tho fastenings nf his ce re re thought
Secure, his keeper \. iwumlti, always tak
ing thc precaution t<i carefully padlock
Ibo bar-: bm woo alas to carelessness!
A key was h it in the look and his wor hy
mohkeyship pro e nh tl With great cau
tion ami fiubtloty to unfasten his hick
and lib. rate himself from the d rou ry
con li nos of tho cage. Once out Jumbo,
like all true revolutionists, mude license
of I belly and commenced to freo thu
birds by running across to tho other
cages; lotting out tho oooatoos, parrots
and other rare hirds, and stirring them
up with a clllb, as var..*.-,. marks [-'111111
on t!ie aforesaid birds would ind?calo,
There is il largo gia ?- CtlgC hi tile mu
seum, and on tho same lloor, in which
arc kept several snakes of tho constrict
or species. A liiiu tm burner, connected
willi lubing and Ughl ?! lo warm thu
occupants, wns burning, and the thiilic
looking chimpanzee thought he would
invest?gale. How it occurred (ho keeper
could liol loll, but coming up stairs Int
heard thu unusual chillier ol the feath
ered tribe, and then suddenly a lion dish
yell, that Indicated something unusually
inton sling, and startling. Bounding up
stairs ;i strange sight niel his ga/". The
monkey had ju-: leaped out of tho snake
don and a large constrictor was dig
ging it flor him, his fun4s fasleiiet in
the unhappy Jinn's stump ot a tai!. Ai
tin: sight of tin; koaportlio howling mon
key made for tin; stair-, th : snake -till
obliging lo him, sweeping a do/, n
Blooping parrot-, o it of tho way, who sol
up a perfect pandemonium of ser dies
at thu disturbance, Lowandn suva :t
was worth a man's lifo tosco that culm
pan/.cu go down tho stairs and thump
ing the constrictor after him, who like
a bull-dog in ver Iel up. I lustily closing
thu sntiko don and extinguishing thu
light, Lowandn ran down to tho second
door ami then h gan tho chaso. Ovo
the freak stages, upsetting chairs ami
smashing mud e.ne ami photographs in
a way that was a caution; then crossing
thu hall, leaping th i iron grating that
separates tho crowds from ino theater,
tho monkey went at a headlong gait,
leaving his suakeship stranded high
ami dry on tho wiro grating -a wiser if
not thoroughly awakened snake. Down
into tho darkness ot (he passage went
"Jinn,11 and at tho bottom ol thc stairs
ho collided willi a colored girl w ho was
working about tho building, anti trio
now thoroughly frightened monkey,
chattering and jibbi ring, clung with
might ami main to his friend "In need."
Lowandn says he appeared al tho top
of tho landing just as they rolled over,
and that (he chimpanzee had a lot of
bangs iiiitl frizzes of African fashion
and cut in his pu a's; howsoever bc it,
"Jinn" was captured and taken back to
his den, docile ami wheezing slightly
from his exertions. When a reporter
saw him ho was esconsccd demurely on
his haunches, and al tho approach of
the newspaper man he cocked his oyo
ami scratched his chinchilla whiskers
as much as to say. "Old chapple, it's a
Bold ?lay when wo got left.11-tit. Taut
Hbo Wax lu Trouble.
A young woman, bufurrod anti eye
glassed, sat nour tho stove weeping. It
was not a lioal'ty, yard-wide weep, but
a furtive dropping of half-it /ressed
loafs upon tho corner of a sc inteu hand?
korohlof mordy a bit of a thaw in a
coltl wind.
"In trouble, miss?'' queried tho gray
haired ami sympathetic passenger.
"Vr-vc"," WuS the sniveling reply.
".May I inquire tho nature of your
woe, young lady? Possibly I can com
fort you.''
Ami for answer she snuffled un two
or thn e times in le r no e, reached into
lier dress pocket and pulled out a crum
pled telegram, saying! "Read that."
Tho sympathetic passenger adjusted
his Bpootaolos, hemmed ami hawed,
turned half lound in his seat, and cau
tiously hold the ominous missive to tho
light. Ile read:
"Como homo nt onco. Your doggio
ls sick."-Chicago Herald.
There ls a certain man about town
whose generosity is not iniboutldod. Ho
is quito ready to accept, and even to ask
for, favors, but is not so often known to
reciprocate. There como to him, how
ever, as to nil men sooner or later, oc
casions when it is impossible to avoid
the t?mplanos o? hospitality ami gonor*
.. .i v, i ven if he po lesses it not. A for
mula of his for such dire necessity, I
hear runs in this way: (Moderato) -
"I'd invite you (O dinner to-day (an
dante) bul we nie to have coillUh to
da) (a|lcgre and fdsocato, without walt
ing for 1? dreaded acceptance) and f
know you don't like cod lick"--./fusion
Tho Modul im* a Marble Hand.
Aflor tho restoration of Louis Philippe
to tho French throne, many of Napol
eon's soldiers were left in comparativo
poverty. Ono of thei... a famous Gen
eral, bad a beautiful daughter whom ho
wished to marry rich, hut who foll in
love with a poor young man-an under
secretary or something of that kind.
She married at her father's request a
rich Count, hut refused at tho wedding
ceremony to allow tho ring to be placed
upon her left hand, upon which sho
wore a ruby, put there hy her lover.
Her jealous husband was not long in
Unding out what was the matter, and,
intercepting a lotter in which the ardent
young lover claimed Matilda's hand us
his, ho determined upon an awful re
Ono night ns tho celebrated surgeon
Lisfrance was returning from a profes
sional visit, he waa captured by a party
of men, blindfolded and taken to a dis
tant palace, and led through a labyrinth
of passages and rooms, At length his
conductor, stopping, said: "Doctor, wo
have arrived; remove your bandage."
The doctor, whoso fears had given place
to a restless curiosity and a vague ap
prehension, obeyed, and found himself
in a small chamber furnished with re
markable luxury, and half lit by an
alabaster houp hung from tho ceiling.
The windows were, hermetically scaled
as well as tho curtains of an alcovo at j
the end of the room.
Here the doctor found himself alono
With ono of his abductors. Ho was a
man of imposing height and command
ing air, and his whole exterior of the
most aristocratic stamp. His black .
eyes gleamed through tho half mask
that covorod tho upper part, of his face, I
and a nervous agitation shook his color- '
h-.ss lips, and tho thick black beard that
inflamed tho lower. "Doctor," said
he, in an abrupt, loud voice, "prepare
for your work-an amputation.'1
"Where is tho patient?" asked tho doc
tor, turning toward tho alcove. Tho
curtains moved slightly, and ho heard \
sidled sigh. "Prepare, sir," said tho
man convulsively. "But, sir, 1 must
sec the patient." "You will seo only
tho hand you aro to cut off." The doc
tor, folding his arms and looking firmly
at lin-other, said: "Siryou brought mo
here by force, li you need my profes
sional assistance I shall do my duty
without earing for that or troubling my
self about your secrets; but if you wish
to commit a crime you can not force ino
to bc your accomplice." "Do content,
sir," replied the other, "thero is no
crime in this," and leading him to tho
alcove he drew from thu curtains a
hand. "It is this you aro to cut off."
'l in' doctor took the hand in his; his
Augers trembled at tho touch. It was a
lady's hand, small, beautifully molded
and its pure white set off by a magnifi
cent ruby encircled with diamonds.
"Dut," cried tho doctor, "ibero is no
need of amputation; nothing is-"
"And I, sir! I say." thundered tho
other, "if you refuse I will do it myself,"
and. seizing a hatchet, he drew tho hand
toward a -mall table and scumed about
to sinke. The doctor arrested his arm.
"Do your duty then, doctor." "Oh,
bm iii.s is an atrocious act," said tho
sui-:;?on. "What is that to you? It
must bo dono. I wish it; ni.ulam wishes
il also; if necessary she will demand it
herself. Come, madam, request tho
doctor to do you this service." Thu
doctor, nonplused, and almost fainting
maier the torture of his feelings, bearii
from tho alcove, in a buif-expiring
voice and an inexpressible act ont of de
spair and resignation: "Sir, since you
uro a surgeon yes I entra* you-let'
it bo you and not-Oh, yes: you! you!
in nu ley! 1 "Well, doctor," said tito
man. "you or I."
Tim resolution of Ibis man was so I
frightful, the prayer of tho poor lady so !
full of cn t ron IA und despair, that thu
doctor fob that even humanity com
manded of han compliance with tito
appeal of thc victim. He took Ins in?
st ru mun ts v?:ih a I ist imploring look at
the unknown, who only pointed to tho
hand, and then with a sinking heart
began the o| i ration. For tho lirst time
in his experience his hand trembled;
but tho kllif i was doing it.-, work. Thci'O
was a cry from tho alcove, and then air .
was silent. Nothing was heard but
the horrid sound of the operation till
the hand and tho saw fell together on .
the floor.
Lisfrance wore tlio ruby upon his ?
watch-chain, where it wu s seeu by tho
young lover on l i., return to Paris, and ?
out of it grew a thiel that lcd to the dis* j
closure of the infamous crime. Tho j
inoi ning after the young lover's arrival
at the capital he was presented by a
man In livery with an ebony box.
Opening il he discovered a bleeding
hand, Matilda's, ami on it a paper with
tllOSO wonls: "Seo how tho Count of
keeps his oath." After tho thiel tho
voting man llcod to Brussels, where, tho
olocifmg hand was transferred to can?
vas. liait seeing Ibo ptiinting copiod I
it in marble. Lexington (A"y.) I.tiler
lo Cincinnati Enquirer.
An Extra Quarter. -A peddler of tin
ware in one of the mountain counties of
lins State called at a farin-lioiiso tho
other day, where tho woman wanted to
sell him "a bear skin. " 'Tain't worth
no groat shakes," Haiti thc peddler after
looking it over. "The b'ur was killed
two months too carly." "How much?"
naked the woman. "About 75. couts."
"See here, stranger," BIUI continued as
t.ho gave ibo skin a rub, "when I tell
you that this 'ere b'ar clawed my hus
band to death less'n two months ago,
and that I'm still a grievin' widder-wo
nian, can't you moko tho prico a dol
lar?" Doing a man of sentiment and
tinware combined ho said ho could.
Wall Street News.
General longstreet thinks that his
uncle, William Longstreet, of Augusta,
Ga , should share with Robert ruHon
tho laurels of tho Invontor of steam
boats. This Ingenious Georgian was
big with tho Idea as early ns 17K8, but it
was not until 180? that ho successfully
ran a bout by steam in the Savannah.
"Pap," said little .lacob, looking up
from his Sunday-school paper, "herc, is
a piece thal SUV fl "Boer versus Whisky.'
Shall I read UP" "Trow ?lat pabor In
de sehtovo, Shaky. Inny mans vot says
beer is verso ns visky ain't tit for nod
iugs except kintlflng-vood."- Bing*
hatnton Republican.
-, '
How tie Save?! i? Mun from Ruin und Mad?
"I could relate hundreds of stories
about his life/1 said a shining light of
tho N. Y. Athletic Club sneaking to a re
porter of the N. Y. Mail & Express about
the well-known sporting niau ( harley
Ransom, who dieu m endy. '.There is
one story about him which tho papers
have not published yet. Charley and I
made the acquaintance of what wo
thought to ho a very wealthy niau at the
Monmouth Beach rae ??-course two years
ago last summer. Hu was introduced
to us by a prominent ollleial of police
headquarters. After tho races wen*
over, all throo went over to Long
Branch. Charley and 1 came up to this
city on an early train, leaving our new
acquaintance behind, I never saw him
after that, but Charley one day mot him
on Broadway, nour Twenty-third .street.
Tiley went to the Fifth Avenue hotel to
get a drink. I don't know exactly how
it was, but that same night both sat
down in the room of a neighboring ho
tel to play draw poker. I do not wish
to disclose the pen th man's name, be
cause he is a good father now and be
cause such indiscreetness on my part
might hurl his present fair chances; but
he was a confounded ass for his own
sake. Charley was an honest fellow,
however, and he played a square game.
Our new friend dropped $375 thal night,
all he lon' in his posses-ion. Ile, made
an appointment for thc next evening in
the hone of getting even, but he airain
(?nit a loser. This time he threw up his
hands to the tune of $1,200. They kept
playing every odd night until tho mid
dle of the following December. Our
pay friend by that time was minus, ac
cording to his own calculation $18,900,
(.'harley wanted him to give up poker
half a dozen limes before hu lost this
amount, but in euell instance he refused.
The fellow commenced to drink like a
tish and Charley confidentially told mo
he'd lie hanged before he'd sit down
with him again. He never did play af
ter that, although tho fellow accused
him of hoing afraid lo render satisfac
"Ono morning about 10 oclock ("har
ley fell in with tho would-be sport on
Sixth avenue, ile was partly intoxicat
ed, and his dissipated appearance do
noted ho had not seen a bed for several
nights. (harley endeavored to gel
away from bim on Ibo plea of busini ss,
but it was useless. Our friend held on
to the lapel of his overcoat and insisted
that tiny repair to a room and indulge
in a game. Bul thc devil could nol
have altered Charley's lixed determina
tion and he said so. While both were
talking a little boy of about 12 years
ciunu up and touched lie leg of Char
ley's foolish friend, 'lucre was a little
snow on tin- ground, mid Ibo little fel
low's feet protruded from a broken pair
of boots. Ho had neither overcoat nor
mittens on, and he r ally looked the
picture of misery. Turning around, our
friend saw tito boy, and Charley often
told mo ho turned deadly white. 'What
are you doing hero?' ho dually asked
the lad. 'Oh, papa,1 stammered the
boy, moving backward, as if ho was
afraid, '1 have been looking all over for
you. Aunt and illumina sent me to lind
um.' This drove tho fellow almost
mail, and he broke out with frightful
oaths, winding up by bidding (he hoy
lo get hoon; or he would kick him ail
aver (lie street. The lad departed with
out a word, hut b tore going ho cast a
most ttigiiilieaul hut ulluolionale look at
thu man he < ailed father
"Charley had. had cnmi<_'h, and break
ing away from til ) man's grasp he
walked in the 'opposite direction lo that
taken by the boy. Phi hither, after a
moment's hesitation, wen; into II gin
mill, N\ hon Charley saw him disappear
from view ho turned on ids heel and
iVlth a ?puck gull sinned after Ibu lad.
[lu overtook him id Tw?;iitv???fth slreot.
I'hu boy would not talk tor some limo,
?ni ??nally he brok" il nv ll timi told all;
nforniud him kow In-, fallier was fast
mining n good business down town;
low he had morl gilgi d the house tiny
?ved in, Oil well, never mind what
itreet, how mother, sister, and self were
being neglected, abused, and starved,
md how their once comfortable home
ivas f.ist going to pieces. Well, the cud
of thal business was thu! a sober man
jntored his hoi.ie (hal night, and a
weeping wife embraced lum. They
worn tears of joy, I assure you. Tho
mortgage w as paid oil'the next day, a
good business was revived, and a man
who not long before wished lo be a
mort, sat down lo dinner with his fami
ly in his cozy dining-room. No matter
liow tho thing was managed. I prom
ised il dead friend I would never toll
my cue about it. bul I could not keep a
icorot, for ho was a good follow. Ho
may have boon a sporting man; may
lave earned a living by cards, and may
nive associated with SOIllO rough pel
ion--, but I'll warrant there inver
walked along the path of life a belter
nan than Charley Hansom.
No \> tor tho Creditor.
"P i a strange thing occurred the
other day," said a jewelry drummer, as
lie lighted a match on his pantaloons;
"I went to a town out In Iowa to .settle
up an account willi a linn there that
bad boon running behind on their pay
ments, Tho linn, composed of two
brothers, woe one of the largest in the
town, and I had no fear of trouble, but
when I arrived there I found that they
had dissolved partnership and closed
"Didn't lose anything, did you?"
'.LOSO anything? Should say wo did.
One brother took all tho stock and skip
ped east, and tho other took all tho cash
und lit out for the west. What show
bas a |MM>r creditor gol coming in on
die shank end of such a dissolution ol
co-partnership as that?"-Chicago lier
A State street merchant put a hand
tome plaster ligure in his store window
iind prepared himself to enjoy it with
lils customers. Along in thc afternoon
the wife of an artist cunio in and not.e
?d it at once. "Ah, Mr. B." she said,
"that's a handsome figure in your win
dow." "Ye?," replied tho nu reliant, "J
.all it so myself, 1 do." "Your tasto is
DXCellcnt," pursued the lady, "and Tm
glad to see a love of art developing in
.onuncreial circles. What is tho liguro
Hohe?" "O, no. ma anr it's plaster
paria."-Verc/axnt 7v"?Wc?"
a Family Happy,
Melville'-! Ambition.
"It's a terrible thing to lie cold," said
Chitd Engineer Molville, of tho United
States navy, at tho tooms of thc United
Service club, "but it is mot o terrible to
pulfer the Jiangs of hunger, to crawl on
hands and knees on the icc. as 1 have
done, that my comrades might he saved.
It was not for myself, but for my coun
try and my fellow-man."
Engineer Melville, who looked tho
picture ot rosy health, was surrounded
by distinguished officers and cx-ollicers
Ol the army and navy os he read his in
(cresting paper on Arctic exploration.
Among them were (Jen. JoshuaT, Owen,
Capt. Riobard C. Collum, Tay Director
Iiussoll, and Col. Nicholson. In his
opening remarks Mr. Melville said:
"When I returned from Siberia I
promised myself anti thc w hole world
thal I would never lecture on the trials
and Bufferings of Arctic explorations
that I would never coin money out of
tho blood and bones of my dead com
panion.-.'" Continuing ho said: "For
moro than ?lot) years some of tho
best blood ami brains of thc world have
been devoted to solving the problem of
the far north, ll vas for a grand and
nohle purpose -the benefit of man, that
wc may have knowledge, which is
wealth, power and happiness.'1
Mr. Mel vi Ih; spoke ot tin: peculiar ab
sence of scurvy in thc biter American
expeditions, particularly those of the.
Polaris. Jeannett", anil Creely party,
whde Sir George Narcs' exploring party
were terribly aili ie ted, lb: thought it
w as a matter of food, clothing and Well
ventilated quarters. He had fre
quently been asked how he hoped to es
cape tho fate of those w ho had gone he
fore him if he attempted to reach tho
pol". His answer w as that the hitter
school of experience lcd him to bel love
that the pole could be reached safely,
and that the proper route was hy Fran/,
Joseph Land, the southern end of which
was accessible every year
Mr. Melville then described tho Arctic
outfits necessary for explorers, and thc
mistakes made in making them too
heavy. Ile said: "1 have slept comfort
ably on top of a sled in a sleeping-bag,
with the thermometer 100 degrees below
ile- freezing point of water."
Ih" Arctic sleeping-bugs, lie explain
ed, wt re worn with the hair inside, thus
reversing nature, lt wna thu only fur
clothing worn that way. Ile thought
t h.e very idea of unlimited appropriations
by congress caused an Arctic expedition
to lu- loaded down with the worthless
rubbuge of every crank In the land. His
sleeping-bag weighed eleven pounds.
The (??eely expedition bags weighed
twenty-two pounds - "elegant things to
.sloop in, hm death lo those who attempt
ed lo carry them." In conclusion tho
chief engineer said that with his know
ledge, horn ot exp erience, he expected
at some future day to conduct a party in
safety to the Arctic regions, and to lind
a grand, public-spirited citizen of vast
means who would aid him in solving
iiie problem cf a commercial pole. Tho
road was one of trial and tribulation, ?
but tho object was attainable, and the
scient die world would not bo satisfied
until it was roached. -Phil<ttlelpkici\
A Deputy ShorlflP'H Philosophy,
Nearly all thc deputy sheriffs lu this
city live well, dress well, and grow fat,
and yet they are not happy. Ask ono
of them how his business is, and with a
deep sigh ho will answer in heart-hreak
ing tones, "Oh, things are. frightfully
dud. 'l here ain't a cent in the busi
ness any more, and 1 wish to heavens I
could lind something else to do." Hut
they don't spend much time in looking
for anything oise, and Hie distress of
mind that these gentlemen sillier when
any chango in tho sherill's ofllco is
about to take place is highly inconsist
ent with their alleged deplorable condi
tion. Deputy Sheriff Aarons occupies
Uti entire house in a fashionable portion |
of tho City, lt is well furnished and
his wife and seven children always
dress well and look happy, Mr. Aarons 1
smokes good cigars, and has grown so
fat in the sherill's olllco that he linds
difficulty in getting within writing dis
tance of his desk. Thc other day,
while he was resting himself after writ
ing tho date on the top of a legal docu
ment, a reporter said to him:
"How is it that you seem to bo so
contented when nfl the other deputy
sheriffs are complaining of hard
Mr. Aarons scraped n little piecfc of
quail off his mustache, and replied,
"About two years ago I wanted to got
a new suit of clothes, and as my tailor
had made mono* enough to retire after
having my custom for a year or two, I
begun looking around for it new tailor.
I spoke to one of the deputies llbotlt it,
and hu advised mo to try a tailor w ho is
located on Broadway, a nhorl distance
from hen'. I leii my order for a coat,
and told the tailor to deliver it nt my
iiouso. When tho garni nt un iv eu tho
messenger refused to lease it until I
paid hun for :t. 1 sent it back. Tho
next day thc tailor told mc had so much
trouble in getting money from our or
two of the deputies that he was nfraid
to trust ll .stranger who was in the. sanio
business. Now, the men ho mentioned
mode as much moues ?is 1 do. The. se
cret is just the same hero n it is in
every other business. I look after my
money and other fellows don't, I como
to thc office nt the same hour every
morning, attend strictly to business un
'il lunch time, and then pay $1 or moro
? >r a gooil meal. When thc day's work
is done I go home and stay there. Tho
men who ure always complaining spend
40 or 60 cents on their way down in
thc morning, the samo on their way !
homo, bit' a cheap lunch, and devoto
their oven?.iga to playing cards or
squandering their money in some other
foolish wav. It is tho spending of small
coins that makes a man poor and keeps
htm i hore, and a roan ie never any bet
ter oft' if ho tries to save money by de
priving his stomach of food"-New
York- Mail ami Express.
M. DTIarp has been treating himself
to a new hat. Froud of his conquest ho
showed his purchase to evorybouy next
day. "What did you glvo for it?"
asked a friend. "It cost mo 15 francs."
"Hut it is marked IC francs on tho lin
ing." "Tine,"softly replied M. DTIarp,
"that is what 1 paid tho hatter; but I
went without my dinner yesterday."*
?tori* Journal Amusant.
. II. ? i.... t..? .*-?. .???.. ivit.i i ' - ?; OH fall? upc.
Among ttlO bills introduced in tho
-cuate last week and appropriately re
ferred was OHO by Senator Edmund;?,
?'providing fol' the inspection of meats
or exportation, prohibiting the im
portation of adulterated articles of
moil and drink, and authorizing Ibo
President to make proclamation in
certain cuses."
?Senator Edmunds said that Ibis bill
bad been reported last year from tho
committee on foreign relations. Be?
-ides providing for ttio inspection of
pork, &c, tor exportation, it contain
ed, he said, a section iriving the Presi
dent authority, whenever he was con
vinced that unju>t discrimination wan
made against the admission of Ameri
can products into other countries, to
prohibit the introduction ot such
articles ns he thought tit for thc pro
tection of i bc just interests of thc
Untied States. In view of what he
(Edmunds) saw in the newspapers
about cut rent events in other countries
ouching American prouuets on the
theory that they wore supposed to be
diseased, when the fact was obvious
dint the object was to exclude them
under any consideration, ho (Ed
mund?) tImughl it clear that it was
time to introduce this bill again.
The DlHcovery of Amoricn.
A number of prominent gentlemen
interested in establishing a permanent
V mc rican exposition in washington
md a world's exposition to bc held in
1892, in tumor of the four hundredth
anniversary of the discovery of Amer
ica by Columbus, met last week and
adopted rcftnollttiotis strongly favoring
the project, and the chairman wus in
-ii neted to appoint a committee of
citizens lo formulate a plan in further
ance of thc celebration of tills impor
tant atudvei say.
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Bv buying your Drugs and Medicines,
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