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"Cm je not apeak to aw, DoaaM
Me who wm once m fair I
"Mm; years have goes over
fortunate fnn for thee J
Wltea 1 see thee thay seem not somanv
(Ail; when thou eesst im. i 4
"For I wear the aow of Winters
No win and no summer cin change;
Trt 1 term to hear g iprlag cottlag,
And the MseMrd beglnatng to range.
"Aa when In tnt oM days tagethcr
We wandered and talked by the at ream,
r thy life In Um far new country,
And our lore. Waa It all a dream.
"for what ronM I ba to thee, Donald,
A man grew to konor and land,
With a cholet of the whakj World before the,
While I mhM ilrt laiss but my hand I
"Twaa loaf that I etayed hy the brook-aMe,
In the dews and the dark of tke err,
Throttgn Wmtar and Bummer thereafter,
Kre I cmM forget to frier.
'For thou waat my Aral lore, Donald -Thou
aha Iret lore of my heart; . ,.
Wjr .Ml I not tell thee,' Donald, '
aa It then wu to parti''
,"I caimm resell thee, woman,
M WML 4 swftf pRy TOIWa
h lot. Hnrn Hn.'
I Mm girl of my choice.
lye nt tell me of Janet,
aatnwe; or ner i once iovm I
re me a win for mr bonnet.
re her a ring ere I roi nl
akye on her sometime, l;malil I
i ye remember the rlnsi
I now worn rerr thin, Donald;
iMrhajMM'HrcmMiliertltetlilnff. j -
'I eansot remove l again m
hare kept It through labor and aorrow ;.
It Is growajnow a part of my pain I"
CMMmtt Mseasaeat to VelUIre
t great wm are divided In Ills nro
Jmaa tin I tail In dnath v tha twin.
(of sepulture or of monumental com-
-nun. nn of inn traaesnia oi
rinatcr Ahbar: oallml 'Itin MttM.
'a Alain." lln. almnat al.la hr al.lo.
I portni rotnuioa of tlioao mighty rl
" -"." " . "-- - "J -...v,
ptwiMon oi ana. parliamentary io
i, tha younger Pitt nml thnyoungor
II fellltitteli worthlea. and aauntorlna; Into
9 ocie corner, mo riaiior will
Thaokeray and Dlokeni, Iwtween
a.- (llirlnr llfa. no lna, waa nt
4U thejr. irudlodpollUincM, noatllnfr
v?A eomewhat aimllnr poathumoua
It now nropoaod, by mmo entha
a Fronohnann. hoLwrtna Vnltalrn
i Kouaetau. Both theao loonoolMtlo
of all that the world of Franco
lOUght laored, died .la the year
d.aa It ha'nnaaa lia aaMan.
f' their deatha la to bo marked by
Imlrd Parli World' a Fair. Rn thnlr
Irani auggeat that a common monu-
i4.'h atraetAil In aomn nnnanlnntiua
I to thnr nomoriaa.
'How would Yoltalre'a raaplng toasae
Wltn epigramnauq bitteraou
lllll'knnw that hla riniintarfalt mm.
iwrtwmt, la enduring .bronae or nar
Wh), waa about to go down to the ocntu-
i iibkou avrwin-anu wun mat oi tne
mm antftfeaplMrt author of the
nfeaalonat1' With what eager and
riaaaui avolalm airnlnat nartwitnal Rlamnaa
ylwlBihlp with the merolloaa old aago of
licvraiiyi it i not aiwaya, inaooa, mat
f'Matnrir aiwimat.t IhaltttuA ni teA..
Pwv,;, viva IHWI Hiowjin VI n VViltU
mmn im jwiiumi nau Mimporaie
at unna tka faaiana lunnla
ipaat; and thta-U enphatloally true
mwi. oigafewawcfniNry paiioarx
are of Franoe who sowed ihe'aeode
i M poliUeal and of rellgioua oyer-
c, aau vaa forny oeieDrauoa oi
llvna took nlana in tha pavaln.
JTV tornado that burat nm Vraana
dre yeara after they had boen laid la
Brave. io onv umm oi UTinr
CiaMn VoltaJra waa Hlatlantl tk.
eager and eaakaary ofvBataa; to
hw, poraapa yet larger oiaaa.i ne
a worldmoTiDg reformer. The
nt hla Minntrvman hnawu -
Pf'jrei probably wndeeided a to whether
UM wm a glory or a dlsgraoo to Franoe.
!We cannot but think that hlaaaroMra
rM aootnag, au guttering wit, hla bold,
H'rreTereat epigram, hla piercing rldl-
krswuw uiu huiw to uisaoire me miaty
,,.;jthe . labored
w I ' .u.mAai.. m . . . i.
' v "' oi awe tong apreau aronaa re-
SuitaTloa tkandM. later, al tho nollhH
' MrfiatortoaJlit roanaroh nf Hanati and all
logic and learning of
''" T ma ,! V..ll.lu - . .
; A Cervantoa-llko oruaado ngalnst chivalry
hS laBft faith, hnth nf wl.l(? I. -..l.. ,1
I' not On that Rtdo of hla nharantAP in
klfth hn ttraa Mlhn Vllmvln. . .l it
jStwflng'Hcrrllk'd onpuchina to call hl'm
r-aw Aiuiuiiriav- wo uua nmon Mat la
frworth admiring, and some fow thlnca
l laat are great. Ills boat quality was
Fi'&H"1 no ? tu" b,d: but the ,t.
',' He wrote Utermiaable poeaM.thak.wero
X the wonder of Europe, la hla day) and
that nobody think of reading in ours;
he fuhuiaated lampoons, -that shook
thrones, bat whlek have baca now
.aumroiner lonrottea; ins w twaa keenly
-. il aharu and nanatfatlni lm an ii..
H of his is aa rarely quoted in these days
i'i aa aro tho Initaeant tinnlata nf f.a
PlloeUe.,' Yet he 'will always be re-
iiMBatereai im ouawpie of that un
happy Protestant family of tho Calases,
I'hlxn haail waa 'an tnhiinianlv m,i.
4ere4 by the bigotry of the dominant
' Mnnvn mi wuv auoaerrieavv w oour
'hem Judges. Voltaire had the bourage
Is) bcare every' obloqny aad eTery daa
jnf to avert thU giant wronj: aud it s
aif laifrai, uuv ne nas n gooa reaowa.
' AMd nil hla vagaries anoThis fierce la-
tolaestco of what had been and whit
waai roltaJre "had," aa Carlylo aays,
a keen seaao for rectitude, indeed, for
U .vlriae;" with the "utmoat vivacity
mlUty to every form of beauty." Ho
iw"h au laaooier man kohs-
L ha ahal h did nnt tarh inamnral.
jwtder a flowery garb of sentimental
i, awr aiae aoomwaoie leaoaings
amid a prefnaion of rlrtnoui aentlmnata.
It la singular that, while "La Pucelle,"
the work of an author who really re
rerH Tfetttf. 1 ol to ta k rriul on ac
count of lis hrntal p!alnriM of speeich,
"JuIIp," which was written by a very
spoaue oi organisen immorality, may
Im pnruecd by the moat modeat
ithout a bluah. The project te
erect a monument to thean two
conaplcuotta flgnre of the last caatary
dooa not, it would snm, meet with very
maraon rncourageme nt in rrnncn. j ae
roaaod why I not far to acek. A eea
turv is too short a time to allow men
to aettle down on a clear, calm, and
luat estimate of an hlatorlcal character.
There is atlll great confualon in the
vluws taken of the careers of ItouaMau
and Voltaire. More thaa two cnnliirioa
have elapsed since thn death of Oliver
Cromwell; yet Kngllnh opinion la di
vided between old Clarendon's Judg
meat that ha waa "a brave, had man,!'
aad the belief that "he was In all things
the greatest prince that ever ruled
these realms." As long as Parliament
healtates to place the statue of tho grim
Protocter the stately marble lino of
llrlllah potentates, it is no wonder that
Franco pauses before commemorating
in bronso or marble, tho Scoffer and tho
deutlmontallst who did their best, a
century ago; to turn society upside
down. -noWon's Journal for May.
The Lest Tribes In Ireland.
The question, "What became of the
ten tribes of Israel carried away Into
Assyrian captivity," has for many con
furies tailed out the most ingenious
theories frpm authors nad scrtlinrs.
Josetihus believed that the loat hobos
lived In his day somewhere beyond tho
Euphrates, Christian writers bollovo
that they have found trabes of tho lost
tribes among. thn pcoplo at tho foot of
tho Himalaya Mountains, among the
Anglinns, among thn Tnrtars, and
among the North American Indians.
History leaves tho question In just tho
simper to be Untallxlag and to offer free
sweep for tho Imagination. ' It Is not
surnrlslnar. thftrnfarn. thai n. n-
: Joseph Wlldj of Brooklyn, enters the'
Rent with a theory of his own. He be
IIovob that tho ten tribes escaped to Iro
land an4thattho Prephot Joremiah,
when he flail from Paleetino with Tophi,
tho King's daughter, went to Tara. In
Ireland. He carried with him tho Ark
of the Cortnaat and the tables of the
law. TepM.was married to tho King
of Tara. and from her descendants
Camo the hnuan nf Hlnari In M.....n
Vietoria, aa the descendant of thn house
oi niuan, wr. wun sees thn fulfillment
of the nrnnhiMw. Thn m.A nf 11...1.1
shall not want a man upon tho throne"
IIP M llrl Im.1Im..m .1... ff.u. I..I.
thetruoSt. Patrick, tho name St. Patrick
beintr a oorruntlon nf thn taint nf i.
in aaraaeiag the theory that the lost
tribes went to TrnlanH rr u'iu .....
Hllwrnla Is a Hebrew word, only slight
ly modified; that there is an admitted
almllarisy.hetwaoBi the Irish and Hebrew
anguages) that the Irish laeguago Is.
c. tJOjmpound of the Hebrew and
Phmnlolaa,'hd that historians agreo
that there were two TnHtlemeota IdTW
land Drat hv thn lhmni.,in. ..
Mcond by the children of Dan; that tho
inua circles, auar stones, and orom
leohs all nnii rnariv nnlanaiim n .
hypothesis that thoy were corruptions
of ancient Hebrew religious corcmnn
lai. Oliotlncr frnm .rnrnmlah. mvi... ....
these that fly as a cloud and as doves to
ureir winnowar nureiy the isles shall
wait for mo and 'the ships of Tarshlsh
lint." Dr. Willi alma tn .. !.. .V...
Isles referred to were Ireland and tho
adjacent Islands, and rests his case
The future of Ireland, under tho
prophecies, ho argues, is to be grand,
but only for Israel and the Cananitlsh
proselytes. All else are to die or be
scattered from the island.
Dr. Wild Is pastor of the Elm Place
Congregational Church, of Brooklyn,
ana aeolares that hn haa ,) Aril..
years In studying Hebrew, break, ana)
Irish history bearlagon thenuosUoh.
LaeJ Prejaetm la Criiidem.
Ahsnlnln lliattna. In . ....
of literary and artiatlu performanoee is,
no dntlht. nnaltatnahla l...t I. L...
foundatloa for the accusations of preju
dlee and Improper bias which are so
common P Those alleged prejudices are
frequentlv attributed to seotioaal dls
likes and preforehoos. We hear, for
laatMce, the West continually com.
plaining that criticism la the VmX upon
iU art and litnralnra la iinf.l.. rv.
South MUers tho samo chargo against
.MwMin iwi repeals mo accu
aatlon against Doston ; and tho wholo
OOUatrV tinltna In ilanmtnnlnip Vn).j
for Its apparent hostility toward Amerl-'
vam auinwra anil nnillS. in all thCSO
oomplalnUi It Is conlldontly assumed
that tho local vstlmato Is, the correct
one, and that tho loss favorable criticism
from foreign or remote qnartors is noccs-
SarilV lirellldlonil. Rnmnltmoa tkl. I.
truo, but there may bo just as rationally
IIMMlaiAnultln attufi..!! . a a aa a
. vr itojhuiwjs in nontiii 01
noighbors as unjust depreciation of
vraugem. is impossible for pcoplo
to remain uninfluenced by their sur
roundings, to havo tho samo sympathies
for tho near that they huyo for tho ro
motoj but la crltlelsm tho von Imliffor
enee of thoso who live apart twin tho
Influences that surround an artist or
1 writer may bo favorable for an accurate
udgmont. No author can bo sura of
its ground until ho has won tho sut
frages of tho world beyond his own sec
tion. Aa author should always wisely
dlftrust rth: appUase that comes from
frieadly circles, and remain .satisfied
only with Um approval (hat.,hla genius
tamifng llateaera. No writer over vet
won fame by whining about tho preju
oe he must encounter; he recognises
mat there is some measure of ludifer
enoe which ho must overcome peoplo
are not going to assume, off-hand, that
he is a prophet, nor arc. they ready to
take him promptly at his own estimate
but ho Is conspicuously foolish if ho
c?Kot a bu$y wor,,l to be M onnmorel
of his porformaaoes aa his own contra of
acquaintances is. If ntlavilte set up a
man of straw, tho rest of the world will
not acknowledge him, even If it roar it
self hoarse declaiming about sectional
nreiudioea : but Villariiu ..
up a man of substance that mankind
generally did not soon recognise and
accept. There ii too little genius In
the world, aad the love and admiration
for it aw too deeply Implanted, for pro-
Kin willfully to shut their rye to It.
llaMHstd he nmewabnrad. however, that
gen I as whew ntrkiljr original mutt
work Its waysfowly Into recognition
both at home aad abroad $ for. whatever
I wholly new haa1 to create, according
to Coleridge, the taste aad knowledge
which are to understand It ami Ihi in
sympathy With lUAppMotn' Journal.
The Ust MfaWfrfnraltar.
Tho most memorable, In some re
spects of all the fourteen siege to which
Gibraltar has been snhjecled was the
last, called the "great siege," ono of
the mighty struggles of hlatory which
legan In the year !779. The famous
General Elliott was commander of the
fortress. Hpaln, in alliance with Franco
and Morocco endeavored to surprise
Gibraltar, but a .Swedish ship gnve El
liott the alarm. Tho garrison compris
ed bat live companies of artillery, and
the whole force was less than live thou
sand five hundred men. Tho enemy's
force was fourteen thousand. The siege
began by the blockading of the port,
and a camp was formedat Han Itoqiie
with tho design of starving out tho gar
rison. When tho English Governor ro
solved to open flro upon his besiegers n
lady In tho garrison ilrod thn llrst shot.
Nevor did a siege of war wngo inore
furiously than did this for nenrly three
years. The garrison was often reduced
to sore straits for food; "a goose was
worth a gulnoa," and Klllott tried upon
himself the experiment of living ujkhi
four ouncos of rioo a day for a week.
Exciting stories are told of tlm priva
teers Unit ran In, amidst terrible dan
gers with provisions, and of tho storms
which throw weleomo wood and cork
within reach of tho besieged. The rock
at ono tlmo would surely hnwi been
taken, hnd It not been for Admiral Hod
liny, who sailing off thn strnit, captured
a small lluet of SimnUh war ship and
merchantmen, nnd clearing tho stmlt
of besiegers, brought his pries Into
port. nut nil dnuger whs not yet
averted; Gibrnltor was again block
aded; scurvy broke out In the gnrrlson
and Morocco refused hor h union to
English ships. The enemy crept closer
and closer to tho fortress, but relief
coming every now and then enabled tho
EBgllsh still to hold out. Tho bombard
menu were fearful to endure. "Tho
city was almost dostroyed; scarcely a
houao habitable, and those leftMiutdiug
pierced by shot and shell." At ono
tlmo the desporato gnrrlson foil to plun
dering the town; Elliott shot the lend
ers In this outrage. The long ngnny,
full of terrillu combnts nnd frightful
privations, ended by the tinnl ulmmlon
montof tho siege early In 17K:i. If In
that year thn knglish'had to make up
their minds that they must let go their
American colonies, they hud nt lrn.t
tho consolation that Gibraltar wiw Mill
theirs. aricr's MiKjuzim:.
n . , , - ,
Tho old question, Where bo nil tho
pins go to' is not near so interesting as
this conundrum, How do things get
whero they are found? Tho poems of
Propertius, a Latin poet who lived half
a century before tho Christian Era,
wore found In u wine cellar. The dis
covery was mado in the nick of time,
for the mildew and the rats hud be
gun their destructive work on the
parchment einnuscrlpts. Hut how
camo these poems In that winc-collarP
Did some bottler, a loer of tho luuao,
carry thorn down to read during inter
vale Of rest, nnd limn, iivuriwum. dir ll.n
fumes of his own wine, forget to earry
It is said that ono of the cantos of
Dnnto's "Inferno" was found, after be
ing long mislaid, hidden away beneath
a wlndow-alll. Who hid the precious
manuscript? Did ho hope a reward
would be offered for Its recovery P
Wo can understand how "Luther's
Table Talk" came to be hidden In tho
foundations of an old house. Pope
Gregory XIII ordered its Suppression,
and so It became dangerous for any one
to be fonnd in possosslon of the book.
When discovered, It was "lying In a
deep obaouro hole, wrapped "in strong
linen cloth, which waa waxed all over
with beeswax wiUdn and wlUiout." Tho
man who did it was determined that tho
book should Iki read by somebody whon
bettor days hod come.
An old'cablnot hold for some time a
forgotten manuscript which tho world is
glad tho author found. It was the llrst
volume of "Wnverly." "I had writ
ten," says Scott, "the greatest part of
tho first volume, nnd sketched other
passages, whon I mislaid tho mauu
script, and only found it by tho merest
accident, ns I was rummaging tho draw
er of an old cabinet, and f took tho fan
cy of finishing it."
Degn la Hoots,
"Puas in Hoots" is a mj thlciU person
age, but tho dog In boots Is no imagin
ary crenturo. In tho regions of cturual
snow and lee, whom tho only beast of
burdoa is tho dog, tho cold is sometimes
so Intense that sharp icicles form be
tween tho claws of tho cnnlno sledge
travelers. This causes n most serious
obstaule to tho soody progression of
thn dntrs. unit wniil.l uft.if f..... .I...
Tender them utterly unlit for their labcn
rlous duties, ns thn lolnlna vmw !,.,,.,,.
and larger as thoy go on, uutil tho poor
uivmuin Bin iiuiv limiuio 10 aianu.
Tho older dogs, however, will, every
now and then, stop and blto off ho
iciole from their feet. Not so wlUi tho
novioe. Ho trudges wearily along; ev
ery BUS!) he tlkoa aufda In Ma tnrlnrn
and after a timo every Imprint of his
out un inu snow ncars a rou siatn from
his cut and bleeding paws. At such
times tho dofl hnnt la oallmt Intn mil.
sltion by the driver, principally for pol-
iuj, uuv occasionally, 101 us nope, out
of humanity. Thn dog boot is gener
ally mado of raw-hide, and Is aim
shaped like a small bag or pocket. This
is drawn over tho foot of tho animal
and mado secure by tying It around tho
anklo with a leather string. Thus pro
tected, if the StirfHcn nf tlm annnr U
pretty level, these wonderful Esqui
mau dogs will travel at tho rnto of forty
miles a day, for many days In succes
sion. Lifo becomes useless and Insipid
when we have no longer either friends
Married i n CMeemaa .
Tho gentleman was from China. He
we, in fact, a Chinaman. Tho j allow
completion, the oblique optics, the pig
lull, nnd the liMMtlj filling garments
were all there. There was also on 'bis
arm a fair crenturo of if). Him waa well
dresed and good looking, and wm of
American descent. They appeared lx
foro the marriage department and asked
for a marriage llcensu. The clerk gnsed
in astonishment for a moment, i hut
quickly recovering, be mechanically
dipped bis pen in the ink nnd said:
"Your lady's name?" ' '
The Chinaman stared but said ueth
lag, aad then the bride came to timres-
. .. ... .f.t
".nj name, sac iaii, "is ciiauia
llennett." - "
"E-s-t-a-1-l-a lti)-n-n-o-t-(,M sjieHed
oat the clerk, "and your gentleman's
"Oh." said tho fair Estalla, "he's a
neatheu Chinee, ho is, nnd his name is
King Veap," mid then she playfully
chuckled him under thn chin, remark
ing; "Ain't It, Yeapeu?"
While the clerks were getting out thn
license thu lady became very talkntive,
and volunteered tho following:
"I am going to get married just for
tho fun of it, you know."
"Indeed?" said the clork, with a
smile. And then, tho Ucoimo being
ready, hn added, "Take your hat off,
air, anil bo sworn."
The Chinaman grinned.
"Take off your hat, you heathen Chi
nee, you," said his future bride, before
the prospective bridegroom could com
ply, she pulled off his hat, and addresi
Ing by this timo tho thoroughly amuicd
"There, look at Ids hair; you can see
he's a hoathun Chinee. Why, he's got
more hair thau I have. If he loses Tils
hair he can't havo me for a wife."
Tho (mill was tuUnii, and then Estalln
"Let us ilnlah up this job. Now it's
begun, I don't waul to put It off anv
longer. If it's nlllhosniuec, dear. wo' fl
go right through with It now."
Tho lady then wanted to see Judge
Ioum1i, In order, its mIio said, to ascer
tain If there were any legal obstacles In
tho way of her marriage to King Yeap.
On being nssured there worn no legal
barriers in the way of her Joy, sho told
the clerks that she hud known "Kingee
Yeaiico" for three mouths, uud sho
"didn't see why thoy shouldn't get
spliced." Yenii. who was a passive
listener throughout, deposited his LftO
and then tho happy p.iir proceeded over
to Justice Knufluiau, whospeedily "fin
ished op the job," and Miss llennett bu
came Mrs. King Yeap. Vhirtxjo Inter
Een now there exist people who be
lieve In otneiis. To enumerate the num
ber in which our foiwfathers believed
would be imiMisMihlu; but we irlvo ono
or two which may be amusing to Uie
yntinir people. 'Stumbllmr hi irolnir
down stairs or going out In the morn
ing is very unlucky.. It Is a sign of Ill
luck to lay ono' .s knife and fork cross
wise; for sweethearts to interchange
knives, as It will cut away their love ;
to present un hotly with a knife, scis
sors, razor, or any shuip Instrument.
To avoid 111 consequence, 11 pin, a farth
ing, or some trilling recompense, must
be given In return. To lintl a knife or
ra.or is unlucky. That it is ill luck to
find money and worse to keep it, may
seem pariuloxleal to many. It Is lucky
to find a four-leaved clour, a piece of
Iron, an old horxcslioo.
Moles are indicative of good or bad
fortune, according to their position on
tho body. A mole against tho heart de
notes wickedness; on tho kneo n weal
thy wife; on tho nose, a traveler; on tho
throiit, riches; on thu lower Jaw of a
woman, sorrow and pniti; in tho mid
dle of the forehead, a discourteous nnd
cruel mind; on the right side of thu
forhend, command, esteem nnd honor;
on the left, near hnir, mlserv; ou the
left, near middle of forehead, persecu
tions from superiors; on the lip, n great
eater; on the chin, riches; on tho car,
riches and respect; on the right breast,
poverty; near the bottom of nostrils,
good fuck; on the left foot, rashness;
right foot, wisdom; on tho wrist or
hand, ingenious mind; noar aide of chin,
an amiable disposition; many moles be
tween wrist and elbow, many crosses
which will end In prosperity.
How te Lire Cheaply.
Ono of thu subjects talked nnd written
about at the present tlmo is, How to
live cheaply. Prices of all tho great
"tuples of lifo are high. Rents nro
enormous. Fashions nro exacting.
Wants multiply, while resources
diminish. How to maLo strap nnd
buckle moot is thu problem' which
presses on hundreds of housekeepers
of tho middle class. Tho difficulty in
tho problem is to reconcilo the irrccon
cilablus. Tho middle doss generally
wnnts all the tine things, all tho stvl'e
and display of wealthy neighbor.
Tho problem would simplify Itself nt
once, would the middle class family
eooso trying to appear what it is not,
and bu content to appearand bu thought
hist what It is. It Is what is done to
Keen up appearances that destroys tho
equilibrium between outgo and iucomo,
nnd makes life a drudgery aud vexa
tion. How to llvo cheaply is a question'
cosy enough to answer if ono will bo
content with a cheap living. Substitute
comfort for show. Put convenience in
tho pluco of fashion. Study simplicity.
Refuse to bo beguiled into a stylo of
living above what is required by vqur
position in society and is jusUtied by
your resources. Set a fashion of sim
plicity, neatness, prudence, and inex
penslveness, which others will bo glad
to follow and thank you for introducing.
Teach yourself to do without a thousand
and one pretty and showy things which
wealthy pcoplo purchase, and prido
yourself on boliig jut as happy with
out them us your rich neighbors are
Put so much dignity, sincerity, kind
ness, virtue and lovo into your simple
and Inexpensive homo that its members
will novur miss thu costly fripperies
and showy adoruments of fashion, and
be happier in the coxy and comfortable
apartments than most of their wealthy
neighbors are In their splendid establishments.
It does not fallow that tn order to
live cheaply one must lire meanly.
The great staples of life are not costly.
Taste, refinement, pood, carer, wit. and
evea rlognhc, are Inexpenalre. There
Is bo trouble about young peoplv mar
rying with uo outfit but health, and
Jove, and an honest purpose, provided
tKey will practice tho thrift and pre-A-nr
to which their grandparents
owed ail their bucm. and make their
thought aad Iota supply what they lack
in the moan of display. Tboe who
begin life nt thn top of the lnddcr gen
awaJly.tumbasbff, while those who begin
at tlm font acquire steadiness, courage,
nnd strength of arm and will as they
MettttrVithe LanTef Edlasa
At a aietiing of lue phnnetlu section
of the" Franklin Institute, Dr. Cleland,
of Chicago, Thomas A. Kdison's en-laborer
and Intimate friend, delivered a
loctura la which he reviewed the life
and aoblovcmeaU of that well known
electrician and Inventor.
Mr.' Edison, said the speaker, Is an
American, aad about thirty-one years
old, His life had been full of adventure.
Deprived of thu benefits of a school, he
applied himsolf to study at his own
home, and at tho ago of eleven was very
well versed in chemistry, physics, engi
neering, history, and other brailehe of
knowledge. 'Ihun ho became a news
boy on the Grand Trunk Railroad be
tween Detroit and Port Huron, nnd
while attending to his duties la that ca
pacity was coualaBtly reading and la
vustigaUug, and at odd hours, in the
Detroit rrte Vm. office, then owned
iiy Mr. htorey, now proprietor of the
Chicago Timr$, he learned to set typo.
Ho erected u "ease" in tho baciruire car
of his train, and with a small supply of
ivpe wnicn ne mui garnered together
did tho composition for a little paper
which bo published and which soon at
tained a circulation of lire hundred
copies Edison subsequently fixed up
a sort of laboratory In the smoking car
and laid tho foundation of Uio justly
earned reputation which lie has to-day
of being one of tho best chemists in tho
country. About this time,' Edison, at
tho risk of his own life, saved the child
of 11 telegraph operator named McKin
soy from being nin over by an engine.
McKinsey wanted to reward the noy,
but being poor ho could only repay him
by teaching him telegraphy, fii six
months Edison was an expert operator,
aud now has no superior in the busi
ness. Ho got a position in Canada as a
station operator on tho Grand Trunk
Itond, and there atthe age of fourteen,
studied out his first invention, which
was an apparatus by which tho night
watchman, while Edison slept, could
send over tho wires the half-hourly "all
right" rejMirt as cleverly as Edison could
do it himself. Ho mailo some of these
machines for his brother operators along
thu line, and they worked very well
until tho officers of tho rond discovered
that nearly all tho telegraphers wore
o-slcep at night, and thu telegraphing
wus uuiug iiouu oy mucninery, wneu tne
apparatus was discontinued, as was also
tho sendees of tho genius who invent
Edixnn then came to tho UuilcdStatcs,
and here iuwntcd a register which
would take a message at good speed
and pass to another register, which
would dclher it very much slower than
the fir.st. Next ho wont to Memphis,
and from there to Indianapolis, and
then to Hostun. There ho invented the
gold and stock printer, and at his home
at Manlo Park, Now Jersey, ho has
turned out many other valuable inven
tions, including tho duplux, the tele
phone, and tho phonograph, He has
secured patents in tho United States for
one hundred and twelve of hla inven
tions, is nowupphing for thirty addi
tional patents, and has been granted m
many more by foreign countries. "This
was up to six o'clock to-night," said
tho speaker, "but," hoaddod,,"ho has
probably Inumtod something else by
The Cure for Gesssp.
Everybody must talk about something.
The poor fellow who was told?? not
to talk for tho fear that tho peoplo would
find out that he was a fool, nindu noth
ing by tho experiment. Ho was con
sidered a fool Wfiuso ho did not talk.
On somo subject or another, everybody
must have something to say, or give up
society. Of course tho topics of con
versation will relate to tho subjects of
knowledge. If a man Is interested in
scienco he will talk about science. If
ho is an enthusiast in nrt he will talk
nbout art. If he is familiar with liter
ature, and is an intelligent and persis
tent render, he will naturally put for
ward literary topics In his conversation.
So with social questions, political ques
tions, religious questions. Out of tho
abundance of tho heart the mouth
sponkoth. That of which tho" mlud Is
full that with which it lsjarnlshed
will come out in expression. A "
Tho very simple reason why he world
is full of gossip Is; that those who do
indulgo in it have nothing elso Injthcnii
They must interest Uiemselvesjln some
thing. Thoy know nothing,, bat -what
they lenm from day to day, In Inter
course with, nnd olworvation of, Uicir
neighbors. What these neighbors do
what tbov siiv what hMMcnn in Ihom
in their 'social and business nlalrs
wnnt iney wear tticso uecome tue quos
Hons of supreme interest. The person
al and social life around them this Is'
tho book under constant perusal, and
out of this comes that pestiferous con
versation which wo call gossip. Tho
world Is full of it; and In a million
houses, all over the country, nothing is
talked of but the porsoaal affairs of
What is tho cure for gossip, Simply
culture. There is a great dealt at gos
sip that has no malignity in it Good
natured people talk about their neigh
bors because, and only because, they
havo nothing else to talk about
Gossip is always a personal confession
either of malice or Imbecility, and., tho
young should not only shun It; liut by
the mast thorough culture relieve them
selves from all temptation to iodotceia
it. It is a low, frivolous, and too often
a dirty business. There are country
neighborhoods in which it ram like a
pest. Churches aro split In pieces with
it. Neighbors made enemies by it for
life. Iu many persons it degenerates
Into a chronic disease, which is nractl-
csllv incurable. Let the young cure it
while they may. '
One sf Maalet'a Adrentarea,
While Stanley, the African explorer,
was working his way down the great
river whose union with the sea he was
the first to discover, he had thirty-two
adventures with the hostile natives, In
somo of which he lost a number of men.
Ono of these adventures is thus de
ecrlhfld by a coireaiHindrnt of the Ibis
The Inhabitants had assembled on tho
bank, seeing this curious boat filled
with strangers approaching, and Stan
lev's men said thoy thought tho cries,
which wcro almost deafening, of a
Hut Stanley thought not. To him the
cries seemed warlike. However, visions
of eggs, chickens, fresh milk, and, per
haps, goat's tlcsh, for his exhausted
men, flashed before his eyes, and ho
at last gave tho signal to put into imJ
No sooner had tho boat reached tho
stoping bank than It was hauled fifty
ards up on the shore by a hundred
hands, nnd before Stanley and his as
tonished men could realize whero they
were, they found themselves tho center 1
of a circle of savages, each of whom v
was aiming an arrow directly at tho na
There were several hundred of these
people, called the Uumbrich, after thu
name of their isladd, on tho shore, and
Stanley says that he expected to bo in
stantly massacred. His gun and thoso
of his men lay at thu bottom of tho boat
and to stoop tn pick them up would
have brought a shower of arrows, ami
So ho endeavored to reason with the
savages, and showed them some cloths
and beads, which thoy accepted. They
crowded around tho boat, however, ami
ano man took hold of Stanley's hair and
gave it a violent wrench, tliinklng that
it waa a cap, and would como off, dls- i
closing wool. y
This was hard to bear, and meantime,
ono d Stanley's men received a stun
ning blow from a spvar-handlo. Then
the explorer made another little speech,
asking for food, and to bo allowed to
continue Ids journey, promising more
cloth and beads.
Tho savages then made several fero
cious demonstrations, rushing down ui
on hlra, gnashing their teeth and shuk-
Ing their spears in his very face; but
they did not kill hlra, nnd finally retir
ed to consult. This mortal agony of
suspense lasted from nine in tho morn
ing until three in tho afternoon, during
which timo Stanley did not got out of
his boat, nor did ho take his eyes off tho
At last, seeing no chance of nnything
but death, ho gave the signal to his men '
to Ihi ready, nt n certain cry, to drag
tho boat into tho water. PrcseuUy tho
islanders began to return, anil some
thing told Stanley not to wait.
So ho shouted the word of command,
and the boat flew down tho slope into
Uio water, his men diving all around it,
like so many muskrats, In their eager
ness to escape tho javelins and arrows
which they know would como. i
Stanley picked up his elephant gun,
nnd, us an Islander Ixuinding upon tho
bench was preparing to tire an arrow
after the boat, he shot him. and the im
mense bullet, passing clear through thu
savage's body, killed another behind
Menntimo it was discovered that tho
oars were lost, and Stanley's men wcro
pnddling with their hands as fast as
thoy could to get out of nrrow range,
whon they were horritiod by seeing tlilr-ty-slx
savages put off froui'llumbrich In
three large canoes.
Tho men in Stanley's boat were anx
ious to fire at once, but he ordered them
to .allow tho canoes to approach, and
succeeded iu sinking two of them by
firing through their sides at tho watcr
liuo. In two minutes two doen savages
wcro struggling in tho water, In-ating
away for tho shore with vigorous
stroke; tho third eanoe renounced pur
suit, nnd Stanley and his men found
thomselvcs safe, but still half dead
from hunger when they joined tho main
body of die expedltios.
The Sew Ceaeaman.
Tho boy should havo known better at
his ago, says tho Free Vrss. thru to let
out family secrets, but ho felt grateful
to tho other boy for tho uso of his .stilta,
and ho softly remarked :
"Father wasn't homo all last night,
and ho hasn't come home vet."
"Gone off?" queried thu owner of
"Ho's down town somowhore, wo ex
pect, and ma says she ain't going to run
after him if ho don't como homo for a
"Did thoy havo a fuss ?"
"Kinder. You seo wo had to let tho
coachman go, 'cause its bard times.
1 esterday afternoon ma wanted pa to
b tick up nnd drive bur out iu i,tylo. Ho
kicked at first, lint win.r. ..., ..... . i i
caved In and ttxud himself up s() you
couldn't tell him from a darkey. When
no orovo aroumi ma called him Peter,
nnd ordered him (n I.-...1- .... '
ahead, and haw and gee around, and ho,
goJ up on his car and drove back to tho
barn. Thorn duds camo ofi'ii him like
llaf nltllaiC. flllfl tin tVAS. Utft MI...1 ll.... 1
jP ," " " "iTniiU IIIHI HO
?i V !v, ,onB onouRh to wash tho
black off his ears."
"And what did your mother say ?"
asked the other.
"Nothing. 8ho looked a littlo sad
around the mouth, but alio'!! fetch him
to t if it takes all winter. Ho might as
well como homo and begin to learn how
to burp cork.)'. r .
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Croup cmtffyj-Cioup can bo cured
SW nd tlM; !wedy Is slni
plyalumaad sngar. Tho way to ao
wrapiiah UmdeeJis to take altnlfo or
gratr,nd shave oi in small particles
,W&ivteJ?P",ful of alum; then
mix It with about twice Iu quantity of
Bffi Jtpalatablc, nmuSmta!
Mer it as quickly a. possible. Almost
instantaneous relief wiU follow.
..iTin. ' """ aoien apoon:
add three nnnrinru .. - . ' '
I .; "" " ' iouiHioi suiror.
and the saiuo of melted butter, half a
nutmeg, six eggs, a gill of w ine and
some grated lemon peel; bako It in a
paste, lor a change it may be boiled
and eaten with butter, sugar and mint
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