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THE GENERAL'S NEPHEW.
fENEBAX TEMPLE was walking backward and forward In the turn gar den that lay around his charming and quaint ilis'tall martial figure cast a black shadow on the lulls his bead was slightly bent, bis hands loosely clasped across bis tack-bis whole air _ proclaimed that be was J^S jf\,'\ lost in thought, oblivious # J to all save the one thing j~/f that was engrossing his mind, even lorgetiul for the time being of what he loved best in the world— his pride, bis pet, his bobby— lovely Mas fdrts. l'las lnrls was situated In a fertile Welsh valley, through which ran the brawling, merry Dee. All around towered meat green mountains, thickly studded with trees beautiful In their garment of ■ lell autumnal tints, vaiylng from a lie n.reeuto a pale ghostly yellow, and num bering among their hues deep and light red, olive, golden, russet, sliver, brown and purple. • It originally had been a smalt cottage of no pretensions, but its liter owners, two ladies somewhat eccenirlc, adorned and decorated It with exquisite taste, an. when It came Into the possession of General Temple be limber embel lished and added to It. using old materials tor building the new pin, so all was harmonized aud matched admirably. The poich was a stately entrance-way, sup ported by carved posts ol Charles l's lime, with the dates 10-11 and limn and th.- royal arms. ("in veil on the door were Ihe (our evangelists and their emblems, the angel, the lion, tlie ox and the eagle; also the Savior at 1 lie we.l of Samaria. The windows ou each side of the porch weie richly canopied with oak. representing Eastern ceremonies and Hindoo observances which had been brought from the temple at Serlngapatam and presented to ibe eccentric ladies by a Duch ess who had once been an actress. Over a quaint Gothic window was a tablet to the loimerowu eis depicting two weeping ciiei.ubs and below Ibedates recording then- deaths, carved by Gen eral Temple. On the roadside wall of the house was a poital door composed of very old oak liom neighboring churches, with grotesque carved beads of Queen Anne's lime liom Northumber land House. On the north gable were live em blems of the ci own In the Stuarts' lime and two dragons reoieseuling the crest of the principality of Wales. Ou the companion architrave was c.nved the harp and crown of Ireland, and west gable was com posed of beautiful specimens of old oak carv- Ings witn a Gothic oriel windows. v\ itlnii the house was equally quaint and beau* ill — a feast lor a lover of antiquity. Tue en hance hall was a mass of oak. part of which had been brought from a dismantled abbey, while in- staircase was a remnant ol former grandeur from a Welsh chieftain's whilom mountain home and was llglued by a couple of magnificent slamed-glass windows, one depleting Queen Elizabeth in her peiai dress, I lie oilier tlie blacK Prince crossing a lord with hlsarmv: and the paneled walls weie flintier embeliisli.-d by shields wtiii coats-of-atnis emblazoned in gold and colors. 'IP The drawing-room was a refect marvel of ante. 'The ceiling was divided into sixteen compartments, canopied lv Hie middle wilh em bossed leather ot Hie stxt-.eiitb century, dellc ciously I'ieti in color and design. The watts were also coveted with similar costly material, *lii;.s of oak dividing It Into panels, aud Hie carved wainscoting was ot the same wood, and tv the middle ot the loom weie two oak settees, the cushions coveied with priceless tapestry display ing roses In life-like hues, while the backs boie the coats-of-atms of lout .i the General's an cestors and his own cresl, a lion's head erased. On either side ol Hie splendid mantel-shell weie large pieces ol tapestry, one depleting a beauti ful boy with curly auburn hair and a bud on Ins arm; the other, two ladies lv iiuaiut blue habits and tall blue hats surmounting tlieir powdered heads, with a slendei Italian gra.. Humid gambol ing at tlieir feet, while the massive doors were carved on either side and lllu-liated scriptural subjects. 'i i.c dining-room was somewhat similar, only bete the stamped leather was divided by slender Gothic cues of oak Into panels, and Sbemton and Chippendale chairs were freely dotted about audatuuuQ the massive table, over whose sur face was spread a while silk cloth, most beau I lully eiobiGldered In colored silks and gold by skillful Chinese figures.. The windows weie quarried and formed deep recesses, which were s.Hly cushioned wltb neb Eastern Stuffs, and Hie I, replace was decorated with led aud while tiles 200 years old. A dim passage led to the oak room, in which the General kept many ol his inteiesilng treas ures, notably a confessional throne I om a Span ish monastery, which had a mask Willi open mouth and ears, tbicugb wblcb priest and peni tent communicated; in a recess was a carving of the "lortuie ol Marsyas," who challenged Apollo to play Hie flute, and was Hayed alive for bis piesutnptiou; over the Horn way were the beads ol Que Mary aud Elizabeth ami tne Earl ot Leicester, and near a beautiful painting on panel ol Mary, (Jueen of Scots, which was II inked by an Albeit inner, initialed and dated 1495; close by hung a duck-gun, 9 feet 6 inches lv length, a torioise-sbell hat from South Africa, a pair of steel gauntlets ot Klchard lis I line, Croinwelllan spars, limine Btlnups, au In dian paddle, a spin that once adorned the heel ol 11 my Ylli.a Wedgewood plaque byFlaxraan of the great Duke of Marlborough, and a New Zeataudci's war-club; ou au oblong table were some beautiful Ivory carvings, toe "Triumph ol Neptune" being Indeed a triumph ol air. and io a glass case were some Inteiestiug iiirti.|iies. a lull-length figure of Miss Footc, who afterward became m..- "» •■£ Uasriag r. neu. let of .lob's Tears," an oiienlat boat shaped lazza. two silver patch-boxes with i; i en A one and George 1 on their lids, the China arm it Mine, dv Hairy, a snuffbox of the i'uke of Scliumbcig, a relic ol tue battle of tbe Boy lie. a in. nu.. [id buckle that had looped the uuhappy Charles l's bat. a Dresden china cane-handle with masked female face, which had belonged lo Frederick me Great, silver crown piece of Cliailes II made into a box with the Kiug painted inside, and miniatures of Francis I aud Anne Buleyo, and many other Historical lellcs, all of which treasures Geueral Temple forgot, p,O tempore, While he paced Up aud down the traveled path that i an past tlie windows cano pied with the carvings snatched fiom the ludiau temple ol lugapalaru. ■ ■ — 7 Hi— —^ Tit need .71 and dotcn. Th. cause of the General's abstiactlon was his iiPiUiew, hi. younger brother's only son, hand soiii-, dashing Jack Temple, in whose welfare he was deeply Interested, and whom Up Intended to make Ills tieii if all wool well and Hie young man did .is lie, i.is uncle, nleased. Dp lo the present be bad not disappointed Ids kindly relative, ex cel tln one particular. He did not drink, nor swear, neither did lie show an Inordinate and disagreeable d'slie to hack the held against Hie favorite, or lay pots of money on quadrupeds wlio ran rn'her dark, nor patronize the devil's prayer-book too freely, though he was ever read) for a lubber at whist; neither did he affect to. socletv or those in any way below him in the social seal •, though lie was by no means a prig, but a .illy, sensible fellow, will a deep, possb h.> i i.eiited, love for Ins piofesslnn, and a lik ing for all wholesome, pure, healthy pastimes and a honor "I anything mean or uiisoldierllke. 'flip only thing Id which be bad disappointed his uncle was wilh regard to mar lace. He ap peared to have a deep-rooted nod abiding objec tion lo that ancient, lime loiio-ied. yet some times b'.ghly Inconvenient Institution. lie slued at it as a badly broken DUy does at a while gate by the roadside. He i fu* it politely, yet firmly, to contemplate sacrificing; hlinsell on Ilie altar of matrimony, and was equally steadfast in being blind in the manifold attractions of the damsels the General managed to have tinned out lor bis bern fit by his sister. Lady Ross. It was In vain ihe sweet cuts sighed and looked senti menial, or turned on bun a battery ol blue, black or brown eyes', or pouted their lilts by llsnlng like the heroines of a bygone time. "prunes.' plums, pi isms," or Intimated in veiled and mine language that they thought bun adorable, and weie leady to fail, like rite fi uit. Into hi* aims if lie invited them in perform that easy and agreeable feat. In vain ! the "Idol," as his brother-pincers called him, possibly be cause tils name was 'lemple and lie had passed some lime in India, scanned them coolly, re c Wed their pretty attentions In a languid fash* ion, and lold the General that really none of them were "Ids slvle." '•What the deuce Is his style?" exclaimed the (ieneial, lnilably, on one occasion, when a par ticularly piett.v. eligible gill had displayed her ti.'ices lor .lack's edification, and. as usual, met with au icy reception. "He must adnme some type of woman. I shall try and find out," and forthwith tils uncle set to woik to ill-cover it ly ing perdu anywhere Ibeie was some outlandish and curious f mate, who, by tier uncanny charms, had Bong a spell over bis boy, making bun Im pervious to other women's loveliness, adaman tine to their soft wllcheiles. He belonged to the United Set vice, and when In London was In the habit of taking his afternoon cup of tea In the . spacious saloons of that club, along with oilier biave and renowned field officers and admirals, but be knew many of tbe men & , l Hrk \ * " He shall marry, and that soon." of tbe Junior and that being Jack's club he made some camions Inquiries of his particular friends, lnquliles which led him nowlieie and ended 111 nothing. Captain Temple seemed able to show a "clean bill" as far as love affairs vveut. No one knew anything about a mysterious hidden fe male, or a disreputable liaison. As far as could be judged be was heart-whole. He had paid a cerium amount nt attention to Miss Smith, the belle of last season, but not more ilian he had lo Miss Jones, Miss Brown or Miss I'obinsnn, all lovely young women be was In the habit of meet* ing In society, and so the General had returned to l'las Kins more ihati ever mystified as to bis nephew's coldness to lite fair sex when re garded In the light of possible wives. "He shall marry, and that soon,'' exclelmed the General, bringing his foot down with a mighty stamp, "or I will know the reason why. These young lei* lows defy (heir elders, set our wishes at naught and selfishly study their own pleasures and de sires. It is quite lime he was settled. Thirty two next birthday. He'll be a confirmed bache lor lv a year or two more, wedded to his clubs and a single life, and then adieu to my plans and hopes," and the soldier sighed a little and wished his brother's child had been a daughter and more malleable. Only she, ol course, could uot have perpetuated the good old name as Jack could, 11 only he would be reasonable and enter into "Hie holy estate." So General Temple gazed rather eagerly down the road leading to the station tor some sight or sign or that tall fig ure so familiar to him, and, as lie gazed, round a coiner came a young man whistling gayly and walking wilh a legtilc..' springy step peculiar lo a soldier. "Late, Uncle Dick, as usual," said the new comer, as be threw up the latch of the old en trance gale, ou which was qualtitly carved "The Pollers Triumph," and let himself into the gar den. "Ye»." responded the General, "your punctu ality Is not what we expect from men In the serv ice," with assumed severity. "Ken ember, my mother is au Irishwoman," laughed Jack. " i'ou wl-h me to Infer thai Irish people are unt'iinclual." - ••Why. yes; 1 have always found them so." "And you are ceitalnly troubled with thai rail ing yourself. Still, 1 must say this, 1 never knew your inoibei late, so you could hardly have Inherited It from her." "Of course not. bite is an angel," returned tne Id.. i. " Well, never mind. Since you are here. Ills of little consequence thai you are twenty minutes late. Lei us go and discuss dinner, and 111 v I want to talk to you on a mailer of great Import ance to me ami to yourself." •* Another damsel." groaned Jack to himself dismally as he followed him lo the dining-room, lino Iwo or three dim passages, with three steps leading up or down, regular traps lor the unwary, with llieir dusky, eeiie coruois and lat ticed windows, and pointed Gothic doorways thai were lar 100 low for llieir lull owner Io pass through without bending his stately head; for the young man knew when bis relative used Unit particular foim of speech that it was matrimony he meant to discuss, aud his Inline prospects that were to be biuughl on the tapis, . m.l lie wished himself anywhere for Hie moment save at lovely l'las ldtts. CHAPTER 11. The dinner was excellent, and both men did ample justice to it, especially the Idol, though bis n.i ml was on ihe lack as to what be should say to bis uncle anetu this new fair one, whom he knew would soon be presented to bis notice as a possible lie and sinner of his joys and sol rows—very much Hie hitler, lie thought, when lie considered the happy suite of most of Ins friends who ran lv double harness, ihiee-f. tilths ot whom were not on speaking terms with tbeh wives, mil would give half tliey possessed to wriggle com fortably out of th heavy bonds Hiey mid forged (or themselves and be mice mote nee and happy. ".\ovv for the assault and battery, " muttered Jaclc. is tbe General settled down, and looking at hint over a glass of luby-hued Hind, asked genially: s>\ S^^i- -all? ■STMsfflm h y^&W<m MM «-^ Mali !1 Iraral " Well, -chat newt, m loyV "Well, what new«. my ooy ?" "Nothing much," lesponded the young man, assuming a nonchalant air. " How do ynn like your new quarters?" " Fairly well. Of couise C is dull after town." ■• That means yon would prefer being back at the Tower?" ••certainly I would. " " Despite the gates being closed at 11 ?" "Yes. li was easy to get an order from the -Governor to slay out later." ••How Is Gabnel?" "Oh, Hie chief is all right. He never alls. Nothing ever seem* to affect him." "That Is because he has a good wife," re* marked Temple, a ntfle senientlously. "lie is tlie only man In ill ■ regiment, then, that Is *■> blessed, for Acrlmeenle's wife bolted a week ago with an Italian Count; Lutlrell's Is so extravagant that they say he'll bee one a bank rupt and have to leave Ibe .service; Denlsou's* 1 resented him with triplets a few days back, and he's the poorest man of ours; Moigan's biide lias become suddenly jealous ot liim. and pusses 11. day In si-reaming and hysterics; and Eardlaw came on parade Ibis morning with an ugly .scratch acioss his face, which lie said Ihe chil dren's cat bad given liiot. but I shrewdly suspect ■ -4ls<i«i;- *s*-Mitiei i... ..... mill OlSl it was" a re- ' . wind for Ills losing twenty pounds to ib(..cblef . j last night at ecartc, which will keep liei short for furbelows lor the next mouth or two." "Quite a list of matrimonial catastrophes," I remarked his uncle blandly. ••ionic. Bolsover, Jones and myself are Ihe only happy-looking fellows in the regiment, ex cept tlieyoungsieis." '■ And you aie all bachelors." " Exactly so," lie replied; adding to himself, "and long may we continue so." "At any late, Jack," observed the General gravely, fixing his keen eyes on bis nephew's handsome sligblly troubled face, "1 trust you will soon niter your condition." " Heaven forbid !" ejaculated the young man, with pious fervor. -I want you to think seriously of marrying, and doing so soon," continued the other, taking no notice of ins ejaculation. "My dear sir." expostulated Hie Idol, trepida tion visible on every live ol his countenance. " 1 have," went on the General, tranquilly. " recently met an old friend and brotner-ofllcer, not long ietuined from India, who has come to reside near here with ins sister" ("Oh, heaven," groaned Jack, sotto voce, "is it an old untouched negative 1 am to woo this time? "j " and," went on tits uncle, " bis daughter, a most charming young creature of 10, beautiful, accomplished, genile and well bred, a woman I should he proud to welcome as your wile and my niece; Indeed, whom I dn hope to welcome hi that pusttioti ere long, and whose father will be equally ready to welcome you, I know." "Good heavens, nuclei" exclaimed Jack, red dening up to the roots ol bis soil, fair hair. "1 bore and trust you have not mentioned me as a suitor for tills lady's hand to Iter lather?" "Not oliectly," replied the oilier, with the ut most unconcern; "only when we weie talking of Ins daughter and her prospects, he salt] if I had a son, how gladly he would receive him as a hus band for Ins daughter." " He might object to a nephew," remarked the Captain, Insinuatingly, a little hopeful ring In bis voice. "Nut at all. Any relative of mine would be welcome as a suitor for this child's baud rather than a stranger. How charming she is," went on Hie General. "All, If I were only 30 again, 1 should not be a 'laggatd m love* where she was concerned," and he sighed a little as lie thought ot i hose vanished days when lip, handsome, de bonair, gay and gallant, bad led the I.'oyal lira goons as they, Willi Hie ol her "heavies," swept down to support the Light Brigade iv their brave yet boi eless charge at liabjoxiava. 1 1 A 1 'ill!,, J&ys~j) Who ii th, ' ' " Who is she?" asked the idol somewhat aliiuptly. " Miss lleistone. The only child of my old friend and connade-ln-arms, George flel-tone." " Agin » lleistone'.'" echoed Jack Temple, showing signs ut most overpowering astonish ment ami dismay. " Yes; you appear to know her; where have you met?" The General's keen eyes flxed them selves on his nephew's lace searchhigly. " In town," replied Master Jack, blushing redly like a -chool-boy. " Where?" dtmauded his relative Impera tively. " Why, she Is a cousin of the chiefs wife." "lieally? 1 was not aware Mrs. Gabriel was related to lleistone." "Ou the mot tier's side." "I .cc. How long have you known her?" "About four years." "And ii ver mentioned the fact to me." "I don't think It worth while to record mv ac quaintance with all the girls I meet In society," said the Captain, a trifle sullenly. "Didn't think It would prove inteiestiug you." "lleistone Is an old friend. Anything con nected will htm would be interesting to me." "Well, you see, I did not know lie was such •i. mini. ti.en. i of yours. You have so many friends." "Not a few, happily," agreed his uncle. "Then you will only renew your acquaintance, to- morrow." "Why to-morrow?" Inquired Captain Temple looking up, a curious clean! In his eyes. " l o-iiuii i i in- Colonel and his daughter come hero to lunch with me." "Ah 1" Interrupted Jack, the ejaculation escap ing linn as ii, niich he could not help it. "l am going," continued the General with his usual v.. -li in ed tranquility, "to show liim some of my antiques, those rare prints byVlttueof Ibe three children of Ileuiy VIII, and my Jan sen and lloudles." "Yes," said the young man. Inattentively. "1 thought it a good opportunity. While I am showing George my treasures you can lake his daughter to see Ilia dog. or I lie louses, Geoige* tell- me she Is loud el noises and dogs." "Yes." said Jack again, and then wilh a lew muileied winds about a hue night and a cigar, he lose from the I. ble and Weill out, pacing backward and wind, lost in thought. Now the truth of Hie matter was Unit Jack Temple, Captain In. her Majesty Creamsblre THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY. JULY 27. 1890-FOURTEEN PAGES; Regiment, was and had been (or nearly four years desperately in love with Miss Agnes llei stone, hence his coldness to all "other maidens fall-" and bis aversion to matrimony. He had (alien In love with the bewitching girl very soon after he was Introduced. But the course of his tiue love had not run smooth. In the first place. Miss lleistone was only 16 when the Introduction took place, still at school. In the second place. Miss Helstoue Senior was a mild sou of dragon aud dreadfully afraid lest Agnes should foim an attachment or marry be lore dear Geoige came nome; and Ibiidty and lastly, the young lady herself was a capricious Utile fairy, fond of leasing her adorers, aud dur ing the past year she bad nearly duven Jack out of Ids mind by smiling on htm and encouraging him. only to freeze him with pretty, haughty disdain when be tiled to become tender aud play lite part of devoted lover. Her admirers bad beeu many. She was a very pretty ghl, with regular features, glossy brown hair and lovely hazel eyes, capable of giving most bewitching glances. 1 bete bad been many handsomer gltls brought out at the same time; still she, by ber grace and Ineffable cliaun and wlicheiy peculiar iv herself, managed lo win the place o( belle of the season, and to retatu it. Several men of position had offered their hearts and fortune?, besides penniless younger sons. lint she lefused them and told her father with an adoiable smile that she never meant to leave him. " Not until the right man comes, my dear," he had replied. Captain Temple hovered round his divinity like Hie typical inotn round a candle. He loved her, and he loved lo bask in her smiles. But when she froze him witn a little nasty icy speech he lell snubbed, and ihe most miseiable mail ou earth, ile would remember with a twinge of acute anguish that she was an heiress and he only a Captain In a marching regiment, and must inevitably be dubbed a lortune-buiitcr it he sought her hand, ire bad been trying to fight down his insane and boneless passion during the last ilnee months, and although he had not suc ceeded veiy well, still he thought It au unkind cut of thai tickle jade, Dame Fortune, to throw Agues lleistone once more lv his path. lie had obtained a few days' leave from the chief, and was engaged In spend them at l'las Idrls with the (ieneral. He could not break bis engagement, nor escape from meeting on tlie morrow Hie girl lie loved, and yet whose soft nnd witching glance he dreaded to again en counter, He Knew lie was a fool to whisper soft sweet speeches in her pietty ears, and yet over and over agalu he did it, uulil he was pulled up «... by a sarcastic speech that wounded him in the quick and show. d linn the great gull that was fixed between them. " it Is no use thinking about It," he exclaimed nt lust angrily. " 1 caul escape it. 1 am pledged to stay here until my leave expltes, and here 1 must remain and meet Agues. Good Leavens! I hone I'ncle Dick wont even hint of ins plans belore bet. What a presumptuous puppy she will think me! 1 shall be glad v, lieu 1 am back In my quarters at Colddene Barracks, safe from having Hie epithet ' luruiiie-liunler' thrown in my teeth," and Hie young man le-en tered the house, and seeking the oak room where his uncle was, listened outwardly attentive while the General ulscouised of globose breast-plates, Saracen chain-mail, anil gave his opinion as to the relative merits ot Chippendale and Sheraton furniture. CHAPTER 111. Jack was up early in the morning, and did his best to while away the lime belore luncheon, wliicli seemed to 'lag terribly, though In reality lite nay was still young when Colonel lleistone aud tils daughter arrived. 1 hey had ridden over from their place, and Jack thought she had never looked fairer than she did standing by her horse, her eyes lixed on the General's lace, as she went forward lo greet them, questinnlugiy. For he was so lull and dignified, with a singularly stalely presence Hint he was in the babilol Inspiring sti angers, and those who knew but little ol I. no, Willi awe, while lv reality he was the .tudest, best-uatuied, most genial man in the world. IfHr'- "'Ytlcomr. to Stat Idrlt." " Welcome lo l'las Idrls," he said cordially, grasping his friend's outstretched hand. "lam delighted to see you." turning to greet Agnes. "I feared Hint nt the last moment you might change your mind about coming and decide in favor ot a game ol leuuK" "It Is gelling late lor tennis." she replied, tinning up at tier host, 'and nothing would have, alteiea my determination to come to lias Whs. 1 an. quite anxious to see your treasures. 1 have heard bo much about tin in from father." " I hope you wool be disappointed iv them." " lam sure I shall not. I love old things." " My nephew Is here, fortunately, and will slum you what you wish to see," continued the General, glancing ill Jack, who was lingering in Hie f i iendly shade of the canopied porch. "lie tills me that he Knows you." "Knows me!" exclaimed Miss lleistone. in surprise, and then Captain Temple marched out as though he was going to fare tin* enemy's guns, blushing, io* wl»U> M HP " ■■*iyu j» auoul ml.silg'lW teens aud swearing at liui'sell silently fur doing so. ••We have often met nt Mrs. Gabriel's and elsewhere In town," he said, a little constrain edly, as he came to close quarters. "Nodoubt, though, you have forgotten lee, as It is some lime allied we met," he added, with mild sarcasm. "on, no, 1 have not forgotten you." she replied Willi such admirable coolness that Ins holies and -.ills i. -il to zero. "I met you last at Lady Highbury's ball. You were there with Major Bolsover and Captain Jones." "Yes," he assented, coldly, lor he was rather, not to say very jealous of the junior Captain. Arthur Jones, anil he turned with an air ol in dltfeiencc in Colonel lleistone, to whom his uncle introduced him. Ague, nolle (I his manner, ami although intui tively she Knew ii was assumed and only a set off against l.er own coldness, she determined to punish him for it. "Well, are you not going to play the part of cicerone or snowman or whatever you wish to call it." she asked sharply, when the General having something of interest to show bis whilom comrade-in-arms led him oft to the oak room, and the young people found themselves alone iv the lilnaiy dignified In the time of the former owners by the .title of " The Salon of the Minerv.-is.'' ■I mil II you wish It," he rejoined, emulating lie i cool manner, for be was still smarting from tier rather discourteous reception of him. SiHiiteife " Of course 1 tcish it." "Of course I wish It," she retorted quickly. "I have come hem to see all your uncle', an tiques, and besides an old place of this sort must nave a hundred Interesting stories attached to it. It you know -any of ilicm, piny no;. ail them to me." a " Willi i lea«tlre." lie icjolneil, assuming an air of ceremonious politeness, " This window," Indicating Hie one by which Hiey stood, which was canopied with carved oak of entries 1 period, " is Hie one Ihiougli which Lord Edward Klizgersld escaped in 1708, when £1000 had been offered by the Crown for Ins arrest. That chair is the identical one In which Hie Duke ol Wellington sat when he lunched here hi 1814. That oak chest was presented to the foimers owners by the Duke of Yoik. It was witli thai jeweled fan Mme.de (lenlis fanned herself when she stayed here In 1701, and out of that Bevies patch-box that the Duchess of St. Albans (nee Mellon) decorated her dimple chin, while Wordsworth wrote with that antiquated pen the veise to l'las Idiis. and Sir Waller Scott drank out of Unit Venetian goblet when dining here in 1825, and Mile. dOt leans mane that Wuicester cap famous by doing likewise some ihlily years Her." " Qui te a list ol brilliant names," said Agnes, look at each tiling with groat Interest. "Yes. Almost everything here lias Interesting associations. In thai glass case is a liny loon s. veied from the fair head of Marie Antoinette; here I* a ling worn by Charles Il's consort; here a necklace of Queen Anne's: there a reliquary that belonged lo Mary, I'liillinof Spain's bloody minded consort." and so lie went on, trying io amuse her, and deluding himself with the Idea thai lie was ooluk so. when she exclaimed sud denly, "Now take me to see I lie does," and obedi ently be look her to the slables where the Gen eral's Dane i.nai hounds weie kept, and after ad* mit lug Idem they .trolled around the sweet quaint garden that boie the Hacable stamp of bygone years. 0%&i '■ '•■''lit In t^' fl ' - They strolled round the garden. "I did not know you would be here to-day," remarked Miss Ilelsioue at last, giving him one of those sudden, dangerous glances that quick ened Ills pulses to a gallop. "No, 1 suppose noi, as you were not aware that the (. cuei alls my uncle." '• Why did you keep It a secret?" " I am not awuie that I have made a secret of It." •' You never mentioned It to me, and be Is sucb as Intimate friend of mv fathers." **I am not in me habit of speaking of my rela tives and private affairs to those who show plain ly that they arc not lv Ibe least Interested In me or anything connected Willi me," icpllcd the young man, sillily. 'Oh," ej irulai' d Miss lleistone looking at him ball mischievously. It was quite a poetical scene in Its restful sweetness. The lovely river surrounded by giant iiKitintains, their huge heads wrapped In purple mists; . Hie sun t reflecting lis burn- Ing guide i gloiy on Hie rippling waters,' and tinging the foliage with Us bright rays, deepeu- Ing Hie vailed Huts of Ihe olive, brown, red and yellow haves to maivelous rainbow-like lines while the lading bracken glowed warmly in the sunlight and gave a lawny look to tbe laud "perhaps the beauly of the scene was not with out Its Influence on the girl, for bet face softened and her eyes gicw serious. , , '• Perhaps you are mistaken." she said gently. " 1 think not," replied the Idol, still unbend- Ing and very ceremonious. „:, . "Dou't you misjudge people sometimes ?" sbe persisted. " Sometimes, perhaps. Only after four years acquaintance with you. Miss lleistone, I don t lliluK 1 have misjudged you or your sentiments towards me," be told her quite bitterly. "Don't say that." she began almost lmplor- Incly. " I have often anted to tell— " but at that moment the sound of the gong rani* out and the butler appeared at the top of the path and Inlormed them that luncheon was served, and, offering her his arm. Captain Tem ple led her Into the house In silence, without making; any comment on her speech or relenting one jot ol his air ol ceremonious politeness, which lite imperious beauty was quick to resent and lake otlen!,e at. Her softened mood soon passed and gave place to oue of caul ions cruelty. She said eveiylliuiE she could to wound and an noy the unhaii.y idol, and left Dim twenty de giees moie miserable than when she armed. Some Frenchman has written. "No man gels over his In sl love," and It seemed hardly likely thai Jack Temple would. Of course, he had had aflairs the heart belore. They had been ol rather numerous occurrence in his salad days, lint be bad never really been In love until he met Agnes He,-;. .ue. Tien he surrendered abso lutely, and to htm 11 seemed the beginning of everything. He did not lake ihe thing reason ably or prudently. He just gave himself up aud let himself become entirely absoibed by ins passion, lie did uot prolong his stay at 1 las idrls, and left at the end of the third day, re luming to his quarters at 0 . , lie did not see anything of Agnes lor a week— seven whole gloomy days— aud then he met her at Mrs. Gain lei's. ft was a leuuls pa'ty, the last of the season, ana several smart folks weie gathered log iher lv the garden of the pretty villa that the chlet s wile occupied on the outsklitsof U . Captain lemple, who was a crack player, and a certain Miss Foue, a dashing, handsome woman, not in her Hist youth, still very stylish aud agreeable and Immensely wealthy, had beaten Miss lleistone aud Captain Jones lv a most ignominious manner over and over agalu, much to Agnes' disgust, for she prided herself gieally on her skill, aud alter the liith deleat she Hung down her racket, declining she would mil play auv mine, and sauntered oil with the fasci nating Joues, leaving Jack a pi ey to the most vtoletit jealousy aud unrest. It was in vain Miss Pope exerted herself to please, brought lite whole artillery ol her chaiius to bear on ibe young man. He icmaincd list less and inattentive, and some hour or so aler managed to escape from his would-be en slaver, and went iv search of Agues. He lold himself augilly that he had no business to spy ou her, aud that It looked as though he was doing so as lie went In the diteetiuii she and Jones had taken, and he tried to 'quiet ins qualms of conscience by telling hlinsell be was going to say eood-by to her. At an abrupt turn in "the path he came lace to lace with Captain Jones, who was hurry ing along with Hushed lace and an angry look In bis handsome blue ey. A little fun her on he saw Agnes sitting ou a seat.dlEEiiig up me ground Willi vicious lie slabs Willi her sun shade. He went up to her and held out Ids nana. •' I have come to say good-by " " I have come to say good-by," he said a trifle awkwardly. " Was It necessary to bunt me up In this fash ion to do that?" she asked scornfully, a tremor In her usually clear tones. "Hunt you up?" exclaimed the Idol In aston ishment. " That Is what I -aid. I wonder bow you could tear yourself away front Miss lope," she added sharply. " She is .1 very charming woman." said Jack quickly; "so we'll hied and eouiteous." "It's a pltv you don't favor ber with more of your society," retoited Agnes, sarcastically, "as you think so much of her; au.l you know," sig nificantly, "thai her fortune Is enormous." "What do you mean?" asked Temple, coldly, turning veiy pale. "As an heiress she must naturally be attractive to a man like yourself, who seeks the society of rich women." "Miss lielstone!" exclaimed Jack, indig nantly. "You need not pretend to be Indignant," she cried, crowing angrier and moie emphatic. "I have heard all about you." "Who has been slandering me?" queried the Idol, a turbulent light gi-aming iv Ills eves, "is It your great Ii lend. Captalu Jones? He might save himself Hie trouble ot lying about other fellows, we all envy him his good luck lv being your favorite, and are ready to congratulate in m. Is it Jones." "I sliaut tell you," cried Agnes. "How dare you speak In that way? And let me tell you .ilt-«t yew «*.te-?Mtms tcrrre comment, I Dud It unpleasant, lie good enough to altar your behavior and—" " Keep away liom you," Interrupted the Idol In husky tones. " I will obey your commands. You shall not have to complaiu of my attentions again," and, lilting bis bat. Jack turned and walked away without a single glance backward. Jack was so deeply wounded at Miss Ilels stom-'s treatment of htm that he resolutely avoided her, and joined in very few of the regimental festivities at which be Knew or thought she would be present, while be re fused eveiy Invitation that the chief's wife sent, giving out that tils second cousin's greal-giaiiduiothei, or some such mythical person, was dead, and that therelore he was mourning In solitary confinement, while he waited In suspense, dally expecting to hear that Acnes was encaged to Joues. Tills he did not hear, but as Hie weeks wore on he heard tales ol how wild and cm lons Miss lleistone was becoming; how recklessly she rode to hounds; how wildly she drove a tandem of thorough breds through the town; how hard she Hit ted Willi Major This ami Colonel That; how fre quently she danced with any new fellow who ap peared on the scene, and so on, and so on, and Jack's honest heart grew heavy within his breast. However, they did not meet until autumn bad given place to winter, and Jack Frost had laid his Iron grip on the land. So severe was the weather that Hie river was frozen over and skating was going on apace. Mrs. (iabrlel gave a torchlight party, and Jack, fearing tootlend by another relusal, went to it. '1 he moon shone bright and cold In a clear blue sky.'.'iiid the torches threw a ruddy light on Ihe (talk frost-bound waters and the w title banks and the crowd of laughing, chattering Bayly dressed folk. Jack soon tired of It, for Miss lleistone was Hi. le, dressed in a bizarre costume and escorted by tlie Colonel of a Hussar leglmenl that was quartered at C , and he skated away to a quieter and more solltaiy pan. aud was cutting ngures of eight ami twisting and twirling In a marvelous way, when suddenly tie was startled by an ominous crack, and then another and yet another, and wheeling round, he was going to make for Ihe shore when a slight girlish figure Hew past htm, and In an Instant lie recognized Annes by the remaikable white, lui-muiiued dress. " Turn back— turn back." "Turn back— turn back I" he shouted. "It is not sale." lint she took no heed, only Hew on In an utter y reckless, heedless fashion, and he, realizing that she was going to her death, skated alter ber, going like the wind. His greater strength told, and the dire anxi ety under which he labored. In a minute or two he was at her side and caught her aim, attesting tier orogress. "The— lce— ls— cracking," he panted. "Tutu back at once" "Absurd I" she rejoined contemptuously. "How daie you stop me I" -■■ "liecause I will not have you risk your life," he rejoined firmly. "l'-naw! ridiculous I Colonel Hammersley lias bet me a dozen pairs ol gloves I wont skate to the Island and bring back a spray of mistle toe, and 1 mean to do It," she said deliaully. "You shall not," and Jack's grasp ou her arm tightened. •I shall." But even as she spoke an ominous creaking was heard, and lite Ice seemed to quiver under their feet. In one moment, wlih a terribly heart-slckenlne tin ob, she realized the awiuluess of llieir posi tion. Ultra death was looking them hi the face. ■ They might never reach Hie banks again. One false step and they would sink beneath the ice to die miserably. Ob, Jack, save me." she walled, shuddering up against him m her terror. "I will do my best, dearest," replied the young man, thinning I. in: arm aiouud her waist and leading hei cautiously toward the nearest bunk, iiniiie.li Hie agony ul lear be was enduring ou her account was almost unbearable. Slowly they advanced on the slippery surface, geutiy treading when they saw long cracks in the creaking Ice, and al last were within a few paces of the bank. Here It was sloppy and wet, and Jack, with a glance of despair and a sudden "forgive me," look tier up In his arms and. with a mighty effort, threw Her cle.tr on to the bank, which was nearly flush with Hie Ice, owing to the full stale ol the liver from ilia autumn rams. She was sale, but the exertion was fatal to him. A bole yawned under his feel and down be went, foilunately only a little above ins waist, and, stimulated to superhuman efforts by her shrieks, be struggled to the bank, and with the help of her strung young arm at last stood safe ou terra lit ma. "Oh I Jack, Jack," alio moaned, clinging to him," "to think inutility folly endangered your life." : -• ':-•■:■ ■' ' - "And your own. which Is of more conse* quence ,". he said quietly, nut wishing to take ad vantage of her agitation, now lU.y were out of danger. .-- '<■ " Mot of nunc consequence to me," she mur mured, twisting a billion of his coat round and round us she leaned against him. '-. *.'-.--* "Agnes, don't say that unless you mean It," he said passinuately, .clenching bis hands to to* piess the' desire be lelt to lake her In his aims. "I do mean it. Oh, Jack! will you make me say it? Don't you know 1 love you? ■■■;-.•■ lie took her in bis arms then, saying, "No, I didn't. I thought you hated me." But he altered bis opinion after that long, clinging kiss, and forgot eveiytliingsave that his lirst and only love was clinging lo him wilh a fond, confiding tenderness that made him forget all i'uoiii, iier money and bis ptide, aud long befoie they had reached Mrs. Ga briel's villa Agues had told him that she could not live without him; that she hated Jones because he had slandered her "idol," aud admitted, on being pressed, that she had refused him at the tenuis tiaity. and was mad witn jealousy of Miss Pope, while Jack told her that if she had continued to snub him he meant to leave the army and go out to a sheep run In Australia. So the General's nephew did as bis uncle wished in tin' end, and the latter was iwell pleased, knowing that Jack's bonny bride would often brighten the dear old rooms at l'las Idrls with her sunny presence, and bilug joy to his life, too.— Loudon Society, Illustrated by Uloba- Deuiociat. TRAINING CARRIER PIGEONS. Winged Messengers That Have Well Served Governments. The Rothschilds Owe Their Wealth to a Pigeon— A Journey From Toulousn to Brussels in One Day. Special Correspondence of The Sunday Call. t^V-'ARIS, July 4, 1890.— Experiments FHBfARIS, this week 1890.— Experiments ■«*3 made this week with carrier-pigeons _ J V'S have decided tbo French Govern ment to devote especial attention to the training of these birds and to their prepa ration for service in case of war. During the past fifteen years these winged messengers have well served the Belgian and Russian Governments, and although in the north of France there are a number of societies called "Colombuphiles," the train ing of pigeons has not been considered especially serious. Ii is rather strange that the French have paid 50 little attention to these birds, for their role during the siege of Paris was a very interesting one. Each balloon carried away lot) pigeons, and these returned, trav eling at the rate of 1000 yards a minute, and bearing microscopical dispatches from the absent ones- The aerial postal service reached such a degree of perfection that the provinces were in direct communica tion with the metropolis. So astonished were the Germans at the results oh lamed by the use of carrier pigeons that they also decided to make them a means of communication, and in 1873 500 aerial messengers were placed in the Strasbourg buriacks. Since then all German military posts have their Carrier-pigeons, and the Freuch Gov ernment has been disturbed by '.be fact that numbers of these pigeons are sent from Ger man cities to frontier stations in France, and '-hat the station-masters have ciders to set them free Immediately ou their arrival. It seems almost impossible to prevent the intrusion of these birds, for as soon as the railway employes were forbidden to aid the Germans in their efforts to give these birds a French education, Antwerp was chosen as the starting point. The principal char acteristics of a carrier-pigeon is love for his mate and his home, but it requires an im mense amount of patience TO TEACH A PIGEON' How to recognize the route he should take in going from one place to another. A hundred young pigeons nt least 4 months old aie carried iv baskets ten miles Irom their homes. When set free the most Intelligent return to Uie cote. These are again carried twenty miles away, and very, very few of the number find the road home. Each time the distance Is doubled until the pigeons travel more than one hundred miles. At an international contest, some time ago, tlio pigeons traveled from Koine to Berlin twice as fust as the lightning express. The celebrated pigeon, Gladiator, the king of winged messengers, made the journey from Toulouse to Brussels in one day, but his speed has never been approached by any other bird. Naturally the speed varies With the weather. In rain and snow the ltttio messenger is quickly fatigued, and often falls, never to rise again. How the birds "know the way" has never been dis covered. Set free, three or four hundred mill is from their cotes, they rise to an im mense height, fly about In a circle for a few moments, then, certain of their route, set off at gteat speed. The message is not fastened about the pigeon's neck. It is reduced by photogra phy to microscopic dimensions and put on the finest paper. Then the paper is rolled in the form of a small cigarette, and this is Introduced into the quill of a leather by a silken thread. Afterward this quill is at tached to a tail feather ol tho pigeon. A pigeon was captured during the siege of Pans, and Prince Frederick Charles sent it to bis mother in Prussia. It was placed with the choicest specimens of its race, and with them remained four years; but, one day, the cage was open and the pigeon free. Turning around iv the air it soon discov ered its route, came to Paris, and was wel comed iv its old home, Boulevard C'lichy. At the death of the owner this pigeon was given to the Jurdin limitation, and here it died in 1878. 11 is to a pigeon that the Rothschilds owe their fortunes. Alter the battle of Water ino all Europe waited anxiously for news. It was thought that the French had con quered, and there was great panic at the Stock Exchange of London. A pigeon, bringing news cf an English victory, arrived at tlio house of the finan cier; lie said until word, but bought, bought, ami continued to buy. We know the result, Ilie rise in stocks and the fortune of tho Rothschilds. it is said that the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah selected pigeons a3 messen gers. Abuul Feda, the great historian of the fourteenth century, says that Solomon used this means of communication, and the Greeks and ltomans also employed pigeons. Pliny says that Decimns Brutus sent let ters attached to pigeons into the camp of the Consuls during the siege of Mutina, and the names of conquerors In Olympic games were carried to the Inhabitants of remote villages by these birds. Battalions of doves preceded the Soman legions on a march, nud when they went on without hesitation tile soldiers of Ctesar knew the camp of the enemy was not far distant. Froutiuus says: " Hertius (one of tlie two Consuls who tried to deliver Brutus), kept some pigeons in darkness, without food; then tied dispatches to their necks with silken threads. When these birds were set free, near the ramparts of the city, they alighted on the building where Brutus had pre pared for their nourishment. in the second century the rulers of Egypt and Syria established a regular service of carrier-pigeons, and the knights who went to the Holy Laud sent back their billets doux by these trusty messengers. Hutch historians say that William of Orange made use of these messengers at the siege of Haarlem, and that afterward these birds were cared for by the Govern ment. As said nt the beginning of this article, the French people now see the necessity for a carrier pigeon service. There must be rapid communication be tween Paris and different points on the frontier.' Selected pigeons will be sent from Paris to these points, and from these points to Paris, so that the frontier pigeons carry the news from the capital homo aud vice versa. £ARONK.Stt AI.TIIKA SALVADOR. ENGLISH AND AMERICAN NAMES. Tlieir Signilii-ine,. on Itoth Sides of the Atlantic Ocean. •a-il-V DONKEY in England is called a ill; moke ; in America a moke is a negro livk* That which is known to Americans as a pitcher is called a jug in England. The American locomotive becomes engine and the conductor is a guard in England. What Americans call sick the Englishman calls ill; sickness in England implies nausea and vomiting. That which Americans call a bowl is known as a basin in England. In England you ask for a basin of bread and milk. American wheat is called corn and Amer ican corn is called maize, or sometimes In dian corn. . Pigs' feet are called trotters. The American druggist is called a chem ist in England, many of the older practi tioners retaining the old spelling— " chym ist." . What Is known as a hash In England, Americans call a stew, and what Ameri cans call a hash is. known as a mince in England. That material known to Americans as canton flannel is ill England called swan's down, and American muslin is; known in England as calico. ";.'-, What Americans call stewing (culinary term) the British call simmering. . The American lunch is a luncheon in England, and baggage becomes luggage. A "chill", is called a "rigor," and the eruption commonly known among Ameri cans as "hives" is in England known ns "nettle rash." ■'. Candy is variously known as "sweets," "sweetmeats" nud. "lolly." What Americans, call a telegram is in England called a telegraph ; it will i prob- . ably never be determined which. of these tisanes is the better. "«■ The American postal card is a post : card In England. • Cuffs be come wrists. — Brooklyn Eagle. ?.-. THE TOILET IN ENGLAND. What Is Worn at Flower Fetes and Art Exhibitions. Floral Decorations for Garden Parties and the Dinner Table— for the Week at Cowes— Becoming Dresses. Fashion Letter to The Scxday Call. TfT^OXDON, July 14. 1890.-The clouds are |K-fc holding forth in deluge fashion for jjgy the benefit of umbrella and mackin tosh manufacturers, and you realize only that you are in the midst of summer by the way the flowers bloom. Bouquetieres be siege you at every corner, and no sooner do you issue from your doorway of a morning than a ragged child, not so picturesque as her counterpart in Paris in the palmy days of the Second Empire, holds up something big and dewy and crimson, with an "A rose for the leddy" that is irresistible. At all summer fetes the English bury themselves under flowers. At summer dances— we've not quite stopped dancing in London— you will see a whole house done iv a single shade of a single flower— a frieze of, for ex ample, white honeysuckle, relieved by its own foliage, running about the top of the ball-room, with straying tendrils falling here and there, while more honeysuckles decorate the staircase, are arranged in masses in every available angle of the sit ting-rooms, hang from baskets in the en trance hall, fall like floating draperies from all the mantelpieces, are arranged quite Hat on the refreshment-tables, constitute the bouquet of the hostess, and, tied with rib bons, are distributed to the guests as fa vors. At garden parties the decorations are sometimes almost as elaborate, the weather often confining the guests indoors. When roses are the flower's chosen they are used in such quantities as to make one open one's eyes, huge branches of rose trees laden A Yachting Costume. with blossoms starting out of every corner, and proving on examination to be con tained in metal tubes often many feet tall, and so decorated as to correspond with the general furnishing of the room. All flower arrangements here are light, well mixed with ferns and foliage. There is no massing of blooms. Another season will see the complete reinstatement of high decorations for the dinner-table, the trails of blossoms directly on the cloth or low crystal bowls of posies aiding, perhaps, in one's conversation with one's vis-a-vis, but affording no opportunity— which to the hostess is quite as important a matter— for the display of the tall centerpieces, tazze, huge epergnes aud other heirlooms of plate to be found in tlie safes of "most good fam ilies." These treasures of silver have been long enough in the background, and at a pretty little luncheon which I attended yesterday the flowers were pink and mauve orchids in high silver bowls whose bases wore hidden among maidenhairs. There is, it may be said for the benefit of those who like best the present fashion, no stiffness iv the new arrangement, the great crimson or yellow poppies, yellow daisies, the lush green flags or rushes, the delicate pink roses or the sweet-peas being thrown with the ei-ergnes loosely, mixed with trailing sprays that touch the table-cloth. Some pretty toilets were seen at the open ing of the Royal Society of British Artists' summer exhibition. Miss Mary Morris, the clever daughter of Mr. William Morris, poet, democrat and decorator, was out almost for the first time since her marriage to -Mr. Halliday Sparling, who is one of the darlings of the Socialistic party. Mrs. Sparling herself designed all the decor ations and hangings of the house that has been prepared for the newly wedded couple. She is a hue specimen of the tall, rather blonde, rosy type of the English young woman, and wore, as she stood before a water color of Windermere, which bore her own initials, a light dress of oafs an lait cloth with black sleeves, bodice like a tight jacket in the back, but loose in front and open, with a very full jabot of black gauze and bunch of pink roses. Her bat was a large black straw, with pink heather blooms. A slight, vivacious girl, who looked more French than English, wore a silver-gray silk with embroidery ol heartsease and hat of Italian straw, Louis XVI style, turned up at the back and trimmed with mauve orchids. Tlie Princess Louise (Marchioness of Lome) made a hasty circuit ot the rooms, attended by somebody who didn't look par ticularly significant and looked herself— well, if she weren't royal oue would say cross or at the least discontented. She was In a quaint patterned gown of gray, with a dash of blue in it, old rose and orange com bined in a misty pattern. It was made up over gray aud her bonnet was a close shape with flowers of old rose. Summer Millinery. An odd dress was a cream silk in an old time style, trimmed with peach-colored ribbon. Blue is quite as pervasive as with us, and I noticed one frock of blue poplin dotted all over with pink roses, a Wattcau combination which would be pretty en a piquant American. The most novel thing in summer fashions on this side of the water Is tho introduction of tucks of some transparent material, as gauze or spotted net in the skirts of silk or poplin dresses. The tucks are set just above the hem and contrast in color with the rest of the toilet, so that the effect is excellent when success is achieved, but, as a rule, quite bizarre. Black net is perhaps least dangerous thus let into blue. Quite a characteristically British occa sion was the pony hack and ladies' hack show and jumping match at i Hurlingham a week or so ago. Crowds of women were out, mostly women who ride. Mrs. Powel, who is one of the best horsewomen iv the United Kingdom, wore cream serge braided in double gold cord, with sash with cream and gold fringe. The weather was anything but propitious, and the enthusiasm of the British maids and matrons who hid their finery under wraps when there came a heavy downpour and displayed It bravely wheu there was a gleam of sunshine, but through it ail retained their interest in a good jump by a favorite animal, was something nut to be seen elsewhere. The wraps themselves were worth looking on. There was, ; for example, * a pale-gray striped velvet cloak lined i with gray silk and trimmed with ostrich feathers. Then there was a fawn striped cloak with falling frills of silk and something that, I think, they call a Human cloak and .that looks like a Figaro jacket handsomely embroidered with cloak folds of a different color hanging iv a Wattcau plait behind. When the rain falls or there comes a chill in the air these folds are gathered over the shoulders, fastened at the throat and drop to the ground, protecting the frock all around. The prettiest that I saw ot these rather curious garments was a silver-gray jacket embroidered in gold, with cloak of grayish blue over a gray-blue gown. The floral procession in the Masque dcs Fleur, In the galleries of the Royal Insti tuts, in Piccadilly, was the prettiest of re cent festivities-. Forty graceful girls repre sented the different flowers, and the bazaar stalls were covered with bloom. The Flora was a rosy blonde in white muslin, exquis itely printed with natural colored violets, primroses and leaves. Her skirts were looped with knots of primroses and she had a rope of violets for a sirdle. The Princess of Wales— one wonders why the English call her their "pretty" Princess— looked on in dark blue satin embroidered in pink, and black bonnet trimmed with a red rose. The young Princesses Victoria and Maud were with her in cream foulard and white hats, just alike, and with faces that are rather pale and more than rather long. A pretty frock was of pink delaine stripped with pink satin. With it was worn a white straw hat. Some of the younger girls wore frocks of blue and cream canvas with trimmings of blue ribbons. I At a Garden Party. Wreaths of flowers were the most dressy bonnets, worn almost invariably with white tulle veils, short in front, but twisted loosely about the head, turban fashion, and ending not infrequently in a long scarf drooping ou the shoulders. A dress In white bengaline was worn with a hat of Italian straw trimmed with white feathers. One of rosebud muslin had a black lace flounce about the hem headed with bands of narrow black velvet ribbon. Gray ap peared over and over again, now combined with white, now with black, and now with pink or blue. A very effective toilet was a pule blue foulard, striped, with roses be tween the stripes and trimmed with' white embroidery. Ever so many yachting gowns are dis played by the small houses for summer cruises nnd the week at Cowes. One which I noticed especially this morning had a blue serge skirt over mi underskirt of red. The short jacket and Medici collar were blue nnd the vest and half sleeves of red braided in navy blue and gold. A white straw sailor hat completed this outfit, with red brim and navy and gold band. A jaunty yacht ing coat, quite too jaunty for this season's "broken" weather, was of cream-colored cloth, with vest and high collar of -ilk checked in blue and white. A rolling collar of the cream cloth is embroidered with the burgee of the fair lady's favorite boat, the garment fastens with a cable-cord loop in white and blue, and is topped with a while straw sailor hat with white aud blue rib bons. Pale apple green is one of tlie most be coming shades these blonde Saxon girls wear in print or zephyr dresses. Take an English damsel in a delicately shaded plaid of pale green and fawn, with a white yoke covering the shoulders, a white lace hat With a flat crown covered with flowers, dainty black patent leather shoes laced across with green ribbons— yellow shoes are no longer worn— and a green and fawn silk parasol and you have— if you get any weather in which to display such a summer daintiness— a very blooming maid fur the rare English sun to shine on. O. FASCINATIONS OF JAPAN. Why Sir 1 .in in Arnold Chooses to I«e --niialii in 'I list Ilellchtful Country. HF^HE empire of Japan seems to ex- Cl j ercise an irresistible ' fascination jl(& upon its visitors. Many Ameri cans, as well as Englishmen, who have stopped at Tokio, Yokohama nnd sundry other cities if the Japanese land have been so delighted with the natu ral beauties of the country, the charm of its life, the rare courtesy and gentleness of its people, thai they have chosen to remain there the greater part if not the whole of the remainder of their natural exist ence. It is well known that Sir Edwin Arnold since his arrival in the do minion of the Japs has been so pleased with his experience among them that lie is loth to return to the rush and crush of London living, the wear and tear of his editorial du ties on the London Telegraph, where he once was so fond of writing articles a yard long in eulogy of Lord Salisbury or in schol arly denunciation of Mr. Gladstone. He finds the luxuriant ease of Japanese living, the quiet habits of the people and their sim ple amusements too delightful to be enjoyed only for a few weeks". Consequently, in stead of deserting the hospitable shades' of Tokio after a short sojourn, as he had planned before he had arrived within its pleasant territories, lie has continued to abide there for several months, and it is said that in moments of lethean enjoyment he has been known to forswear thinking of his friends in the English isle and threatens to linger in the perfume-laden atmosphere of the East forever. When we consider the effect of life in Japan upon such a man as Sir Edwin, says the Boston Traveler, it is natural that we should giieve to hear of the departure of one of our own litterateurs, in taste and feeling somewhat similar to his Englsh brother author, and who is about to retire from his pastoral re treat in .New England to the more seductive shores of the ten-drinkers in the far East. We urge upon Professor A.S. Hardy the ne cessity of steeling himself against the fatal fascinations of the land of the wily Japs. We cannot afford to lose so excellent a scholar and so good a writer as he is. and we trust that he will be properly impressed with the duty incumbent upon him as a Now En glaudcr of returning ere many months are past to his friends at home, and not to be tempted, as Sir El win has already been tempted, to live forever in the soft delights oi tea-sipping and the manipulation of dainty chopsticks.— Chicago Herald. Fashion's Newest Colors. A long time ago people used to think that blue was essentially a color for blondes and angels. Nobody can dispute its being the color for angels, but it certainly is not the one to be chosen by a, blonde. The fair skin looks cold enough, and when blue, especi ally pale blue, is put near it the effect given is very undesirable, because what was clear white" before becomes a pallor now. Blondes had much better wear any of the rose shades, bright scarlet, warm brown, ordarii green, leaving the very trying pale blue to the brown-haired lassie with a bright color, or the warm brunette whose skin does not know the unsightly touch of sallowness. Everybody likes a rose-colored lining, and, to be in vogue this season, everybody ought to have a rose-colored frock— iv cotton, or wool, in silk or tulle, it is always most charitable in bringing out ore's best feat ures, and toning down one's worst. Com bined with white the pink shades are as dainty as a bit of old china, and will sug gest the pretty pink: and white ladies, whom Watteau painted on fans, who played at Little Trianon with Marie Antoinette, laughed and jested, and yet did not fear when they had to face death on the guillo tine for the sake of the King and the Queen. Ladles' Hume Journal. - Touchers ami Gentle Vine... ; That "excellent thing in woman," and in man also, when in the school-room— tbe "gentle" voice, though not necessarily, "soft" or. "low"— is a means of grace to teacher and taught alike. Few teachers re alize how accurately their gain or loss in influence can be measured by the quality of the toue in which they talk. There Is no excuse for the hard, sharp, rasping tone, so common as to be usually reckoned one of the characteristics of a "school-iiia'm," even In the noisiest room or among the most un ruly children. The law of slmilia, similibus curantur docs not hold good In such a case. Screaming and shouting at children Is to make demons even of little angels, and they must be angelic, indeed, who can escape such transformation. The teacher should know how to make distinctness serve in place of force, to the end of sparing her own throat and the nerves of her pupils. Caroline B. le Kow in Ladies' Home Journal. ■ __^ Even In ~l i.l-i i.e.. n. Scene— raft in mid-ocean. Dramatis persona', a shipwrecked party that has been floating for several days without food or water. : Shipwrecked mariner— A sail I a sail! -Woman passenger (reviving)— me; but did you say a sale? Shipwrecked mariner— and not far off. L Woman passenger— What do the bargains consist of ?— America. STAGE EATING AND DRINKING. An English Lady's Bequest for Real Champagne for Actors. The Articles for Stage Banquets Form Naturally P.rt of tha Domain of the Property- Man— What Is Furnished. It was announced at the annual meeting of the . association of French dramatic artists, held in Paris, that an English lady had left a legacy of £3000, the divi dends accruing from which are to be de voted to the purpose of supplying' real champagne when that exhilarating vintage Is consumed at stage banquets, says the London Telegraph. The French Dramatic Artists' Association ls a mutual benefit fund for granting pensions to actors— and It Is to be hoped to actresses — too old or too infirm to appear on the stage, and it numbers upward of 3000 members; thus, were the bequest of the English lady a wholly un conditional one, it would be equivalent to a donation of 25 francs a head to all the members of the society, while, if it were treated as an indivisible fund the aggregate of 75,' 00 francs invested at 5 per cent in terest, which is by no means unattainable in France, would prove a very handsome addition to the Pension Fund at the dis posal of the trustees. No good news was ever received without the intelligence being greeted with a certain amount of incredulity. Thus there may skeptics who will feel inclined. TO DOUBT THE IDENTITY Of the "English lady" and the authenticity of her legacy. The "Miladis" as the "Mi lors" of perfidious Albion are credited with the possession of all kinds ot eccentric ca prices. Now they follow, lion -' tamers about the world in the expectation of see ing the Van Amburglis devoured by their ferocious pupils, a consummation on which the speculative Britons have made heavy bets. At another time, while Lord Allcash takes a band of brigands Into his pay. Lady Allcash converts the banditti to follow the paths of piety and virtue by the judicious distribution of tracts and a careful selection of psalm-tunes on the harmonium. These and a hundred 'other tales as silly have been re lated of our countrymen and countrywomen who are traveling or who are domiciled on the Continent; still, in the present Instance, looking at tite matter-of-fact gravity Willi which the announcement of the £3000 be- quest has been made, we have no light to impugn the veracity of the story. Assum ing that there has been found an English lady generous enough and whimsical enough to leave this . very large sum of money in order that real champagne shall be substituted for cider, zoedone, or toast and water, when the genuine vintage of Epernay is supposed to be quaffed on the stage, an extensive field of speculation re mains open, first as to the .quality of the champagne that will be supplied under the auspices of the society to the different Par isian theaters, and next as to the average quantity which will he required by each place of popular entertainment. What may be termed "pieces au vms de champagne" are not of very frequent occurrence in the French dramatic repertoire, at least "In dramas of a high order. Vaudevilles and farcical comedies of the order of "Dominos Hoses," the "Garcons de chez Very," or the " Monsieur Choufleury ebez hit" may occa sionally requite to be moistened with cham pagne, and' the sparkling beverage on the English stage has frequently proved, as Mr. Tom Taylor discovered In the "American Cousin," to be a very effective "de-cente de ridenu" for a weak act. Indeed, the English dramatist was so pleased with the success of the effervescent finale that he concluded another act by making Lord Dundreary pull the string of a shower-bath, which again brought the curtain down with a bzz. In French, however, unless a play includes in its action a wedding-banquet or a scene in a "cabinet particular" AT CABXIV.VL TIME, Champagne is rather conspicuous by its absence than otherwise. Not for the first time must it be repeated that the French as a nation are not half so partial to cham pagne as the English, the Germans, the Americans, and especially the Russians are. The Latin races, in fact, are not habitually drinkers of sparkling wine. The Italians have, it is true, their Asti Spumanti, but they prefer their still red and white vint ages. Even French champagne did not begin to sparkle till late in the reign of Louis XIV, and there are assuredly no spuming chalices to be found in the dra matic works of Racine or Corneilie or Moliere. The terrible Commander conies to supper with Don Juan, but it is a bumper of led wine, and not "the foaming juice of amber hue," that the trembling Sganarelle serves to the stony guest. The English lady's legacy— sup posing it to be genuine — will constitute, in times to come, a curious item in that chap ter of stage history which relates to the consumption of food on the stage. The careful chronicler will, perhaps, be able to tell us whether the original Audrey, in "As You Like It,'.' munched a real turnip or an imitation one, and if there was any real food on the table in the forest at Which the banished Duke invited the strangers to sit down and feed. Eating and drinking oil the staste form naturally part of the domain of the propertyman; and whether the things consumed, or supposed to be con sumed, be genuine or spurious, has hith erto depended mainly ou the wealth or the poverty of the management; but, on the whole, -it may be said that the unreal has been predominant over the real in stage comestibles, and that the grander the banquet the more flagrant has been the sophistication of the viands and the beverages purporting to appear. Who has not seen the pa reel-gilt goblets— in reality pasteboard porridgers covered with Dutch metal— which exulting supers have waved in sham enthusiasm above llieir heads nt dramatic and operatic banquets? Has there ever been a Maffeo Orsinl who has quailed anything stronger than cold water in the famous "brindisi?" Recur ring for a moment to "Don Giovanni," it must be admitted that in Italy real macaroni is always served at the Don's supper-table' when the statue comes to supper, Jus as in the delightful English opera of "So Song, No Supper," a real boiled leg of SUTTON" and tkim-.ii.vgs Always made its appearance.- Still, until a comparatively recent period genuine pro visions were very rarely seen on the English stage. Mine. Vestris, at the Olympic, was, we believe, the first manageress who Intro-' duced a Utile genuine champagne into a vaudeville; but the incomparable Eliza Bartolozxl. with an intuitive artistic percep tion, hated shams. It used to be said in jest that her propertyman kept a supply of real sovereigns and real bank notes for stage use ; but In any case it is certain • that a whole, tribo of real little King Charles spaujels made their appear.ui'e behind the footlights in tho comedy of "The Court Beauties." Genuine . cutlets and claret are said by stage tradi tion to have' been first enjoyed in Douglas Jerrold's comedy of "The Prisoner of War, ' I at Covent Garden. Mr. Macready, at Dniry . Lane, more than once placed real edibles and notables before Ins company; and at the Princess, when the "Courier of Lyons" was first performed under the management of Mr. Charles Kean, a real repast srcoiabvl on the board in the restaurant scene; but these were exceptions, doe to the taste and liberality of artistically minded managers, and down to a very few years ago the prop erty-room only supplied the merest simu lacra In' lieu Of veritable eatables ami drinkables. The sirloin of beef was usually, so much painted - wood, with orifices pierced in it tilled with slaked lime, the; fumes from which did duty for the smoke from a hot joint; and when the 'low com edian in "The Turnpike Gate," coming across a pot of beer left on tbe table, made the apposite remark "that some gentleman had left his beer and another gentleman had found it," the supposed pewter pot from which he pretended to drink Barclay and Perkins' Entire was only a sham of stif fened brown paper coated with tin foil, with some cotton wool stuffed into it to imi tate tbe foam of the genuine decoction of malt and lions. This, unsatisfactory state of things has long since passed away. Keal champagne, claret, bread and butter, bis cuits, plum cake and strawberries are now frequently seen and consume! in centeol comedy; and ere long, perhaps, real eggs and bacon will be fried and real chops grilled "coram publico." There Is another realistic feature which has in modern times found favor on the stage. Keal cigars and cigarettes are now habitually smoked, and these . extieinely realistic ■ "properties" might often, perhaps, be advautageosly dispensed with. ' The Chin iv Walking. Mind how you walk. Square your shoul ders, expand your chest and lookout for your chin. That Is the pivot upon which depends the i poise of the machine.', Step out easily and firmly. letting the ball of the foot strike the ground first so that you get the benefit of that beneficent little spring which - Dame Nature built into your instep to save the rattle and jar to the whole sys tem which people who will walk on their heels inflict on their anatomy.— lS. Y. World. : 13