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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
X. I. THOJUS. PatilUktr.
tBED CLOUD, I NEBRASKA.
Grandmother sit In her entry chair
In tlie snujtKPst Rmi coxicnt corner,
while Mary mid Jed, not ciy far off,
Are intently guzln upon licr.
what in Jtt I wonder, that drawn tlicm bocIoiks
To the corner here grandma l Mttlli;;?
TlieytiUlc and they laugh, but their eyes arts
On her Angers, no steadily knitting l j-
Ftrrt red, and then white. It aurelv ratiet bo
Kor fame little child n nice stocking.
And will it be done ore the good Santa Cluus
With Ills pack nt the door m tan On a-knock-
Oh, who Is it for? And happiest dream;
Through their heads arc all II-ntly flitting.
But grandma is ly, hhe knows how it is.
And only keeps steadily knitting 1
Now, grandma ha come from over the hllla
To make them u nice Christina visit.
A present for each they know Mic ban brought,
But neither Ware iwk her. What in It?
They have their own fancier, their hopes and
And know JiiKt what gift is incmt fitting,
But grandman ban never a word to say
About that red nock she la knitting I
How pretty 'twill look when, packed to the
It burntu on their view Christina momlngl
And Xcddy says "Oh!" at the rapturous
And Jumps up and down without warning.
And no they are hovering c!oely around
The corner where grar.dnia is hitting;
There's laughter and fun-and many a
But never a v;ord of that l-nUling.
Maidens, mothers thnt may be,
- IIP".1 Z?UK watlm to deck the shrlno
Of the Molhcr.inaid divine
With her Child upon her knee;
Shout your filvcry songi of prniao
1 or the blith of better days.
Mothers, come 1 I sec confesw-d
In your glances deep and mild
The ndoration of the Child.
Come, your children nt the brcaft;
Uft your prayerful songs of pralso
For the birth of better days.
Children, come with confidence,
Seek the benediction mild
f this gentle little Child,
Who was love and Innocence;
Lisp your guileless songs of pralso
w JC the blrtb er days.
Philip O. Suttivan, in Ilarper'M for January.
MY CHRISTMAS GIFT.
Being a bachelor, in independent cir
cumstances, and able to return such ci
vilities, in kind, I have usually been so
fortunate as to receive a large numberof
Christinas presents, i.he response to
which has cast me jo much mental and
pecuniary wear ami l(iar Jlt different
times, that I freely confess that 1 would,
at any period, have been willing to come
to JVa understanding with my friends,
and agreed to stop both giving and tak
ing, if such a proposition could havo
been ventured by a civilized man in the
nineteenth century. And upon my word
I think I should have had the best of it;
for the numbers of useless and trouble
some articles which have accumulated
in my chambers at each successive re
turn of the Christmas season have, I
fear, put many a nail into the coffin of
my patient servant, and added several
wrinkles to the brow of a certain gentle
man who rather pridos himself upon
his youthful appearance in spite of his
With this preamble I come to the
point. I was seated in my comfortable
sitting-room one Christmas Eve, mostly
ouiumurcu ucncatM luerousoi tissue pa
per that I had been resignedly removing
from the various little mementoes, a
beled with the sender's name and in
scribed with appropriate sentiments,
when another parcel was brought in. It
had a thin paper over it, and felt cold
and hard. "Good heavens 1" I men
tally ejaculated, "n.t another paper
weight!" for I was alrcaiby the happy
possessor of sixteen ; but my apprehen
sion hatl proved correct, and I beheld
on opening the parcel s, duplicate of
seven that were already adorning my
apartments, being one of .those lTcavy
glass ones with a picture slipped in the
bottom. I read the card enclosed,
" From your loving little niece," and
was laying it down on the table near by,
without having had the spirit to exam
ine it carefully, when 1 becamo lu
scious that through the crystal glass in
my hand the bonniest little face
I had ever bohfeld was lookin-
Buaiuui, iiuu my eyes, i nastily slipped
. the photograph out and looked on the
back. The picture had been done in
Nar,cs, and was a litllo rubbed at the
corners, and had the appearance of be
ing old. Who, in tho name of all that
was delicious, could this little darling
be? Possibly a fancy sketch but not
probably. She looked too real to me
for that, and as I stood entranced at the
sweetness of the infantine checks and
tips, the rumpled blonde hair, the tiny
cars and big ear-drops, tho bewildering
freat eyes and the piquant little nos-e,
forgot that I had half a score of press
ing matters to attend to that night, and
rushed off to the home of the little
niece who had riven tho nauer-weiirht to
me, to inquire about the original of the
picture it contained. But a keen disap
pointment awaited me, for the child
could give me no satisfaction whatever.
The photograph had been given her a
year ago by a guest who was staying in
the house, and who was now traveling
somewhere beyond their knowledge
and bo she could not be communicated
with. Little Bessie informed me, how
ever, that she had meant to have her
own photograph done for the paper
weight, but she had been too ill to go
out in the cold, and so thought she'd
just put uns one m, tnough it had been
in her baby-house for a year, and was
not very fresh, and she promised me,
by-and-by, to havo hers done for me,
and I could then take that out. I am
proud to say, I managed to answer the
child civilly, but at the same time I reg-
istered a vow that if necessary I would
presentBessie with an original Vandyke,
if it cost one-half I was worth, sooner
than part with mylittle treasure. Well,
I got a good many pretty things that
Christmas, but not the very handsomest
among them gave me half the pleasure
I got from this little picture. I was
positively in love with it, and I thanked
my lucky stars that I had never married
as long as the world contained such a
cherub as this. You will say all tins is
very silly of me, and if it's any comfort
to you to know it, I assure you that I
entirely agree with you.
A year rolled by; the anniversary of
my making the acquaintance of my pic
ture came around, and in the meantime
I had been altogether loyal and was
more enamored of my little charmer
than I had been at the first; but she
naa come to oe a little less real to me,
and I had about made up my mind that
I should have to be content with the
counterfeit presentment, and to despair
of finding the original. In calm mo
ments it seemed prodigiously unlikely
that I "would ever meet her. I had a
cousin, Lucy Moore, who lived in a
country place near New York, and
who was good enough to take a good
deal of notice of me, and to listen to my
prosing on many subjects, and I had.
connaea to ner my passion ior tne iirue
Sicture, through she had never seen it.
he fact was I was rather a donkey
about showing it. I did not like to
thare it with any one; but I was going
so Lucy's home for the Christmas, and
I had promised to bring my picture
along and show it to her. I doubt if X
should have been willing to do this but
that I thought it would be necessary to
save me from a certain danger which
threatened me at mf aunt's, iucy was
to Jhave a friend with her for the Christ
mas, who was a great heiress and btHe,
taad to whom she had resolutely de er
rained to arry me. Now I knew Ltcy
to be a sensible sirl, and that if i
showed her (he picture she would sec at
a glance that my falling in love with
such a finished coquette and worldling
as her friend. Miss Chester, was simply
out of the question, after having accus
tomed myself to the innocent loveliness
of roy guileless little. Inamorata.,. I
reached Fcnly, my Runt's place, four
days before Christmas, and Lucy came
out to meet me, at d told me the others
had gone to ride, and that she stayed
at home especially to welcome rac This
was very good- of .her, '"f eourse.
but I knew my cousin pretty well,
'and I at once divined that this
premeditated ltc-a-lcte with me bad
some object in it, and! was not-wrong.
She only allowed me to go in and kiss
my aunt, who was an invalid, and then
dragged me off to the library, made, me
.scat myself in front of her, and opened
upon me at point blank range, with a
voile' of Miss Chester. I bore it pa
tiently for awhile, and then I reminded
her of my pre-engaged affection.-. She
scoffed, derided and sneered: laughed
at me, shamed me, and' called me a
goose; but it had but little effect, and
finally asked me to show her the picture
of my little ballet-girl, for of Course she
must be some creature of that sort to le
scattering her pictures in this anony
mous way about the country. Thus
made me angry, and I would not show
it her, and so we parted very huffily,
antl I made a resolution to avoid Miss
Chester, and to spend twice as inoch
time in the smoking-room a Usual, and
to devote most of my Other time in hunt
ing. I had pledged myself to remain
until after Christmas, and I would do
that; but mademoiselle Lucy should see
that sometimes the opinions of other peo
ple were worth something, and I would
not be married to order as she seemed
inclined to insist upon. When wo were
parting I ventured to suggest to her that
Albs Chester might possibly be disin
clined to the match -bad that idea ever
occurred to her? Of course it had, she
answered ; and she never supposed that
Di would marry me, when she had re
fused scores of better men, for any
reason except to oblige her. She hoped
I did not think that Di Chester was a
girl to nine after hueh a man as me!
And with this parting thrust my cousin
stalked out of the rooin. 1 went up
stairs to my old, familiar quarters,
to change my drcsa for
dinner, and I was listlessly
engaged in my loilet, when I heard the
clatter of hoofs. I walked to the win
now and looked out. Several poopleon
horseback had drawn up under the win
dow, but a patch of bright blonde hair
upon ablack habit and tihiter a black
feather, caught ihy eye. The girl's
back was turned to me, and I was sur
prised to findCrmvself regarding her
lovely figure and hair With more interest
than I hud felt in any feminine loveli
ness since I had been in my present
state of thraldom to my photograph.
This was Miss Chester, of course, and
she v:as a lovely creature that Is, as
far as I could see, for I had not Vet had
a view of her face. .Int at this mo
ment ."he turned her head her chitl was
raised and her head was turiieti directly
upward toward my window. My heart
gave a great jump, and my blood came
tingling through my veins it was the
face I had learned to adore and-worship
the one lovely face in the world to hie,
and I renliftcd that 1 had for a whole
year been In love with my cousin's
friend, Miss Chester. I stopped and
watched her dismount, and I saw her
dainty foot, and watched her exquisite
motions as she came toward tho house,
and I confess to you, my confidential
friend, that I was mulshed. Kxcuse the
emotion which has betrayed illc into
this expression, but it conveys an idea
of my complete collapse belter than any
that occurs to mo jusl how. After re
flection I concluded not to reveal my
secret to any one, not even Lucy; but
lo try, with all my might and main, to
be my best self, antl throw out of my
life, at once and forever, till that was
wrong, and vain, and selfish, and igno
ble, and see If it was not possible to win
the love of this peerless creature.
I came down presently and was pre
sented in due form to Miss Chestcr,and
I record it proudly t sb far controlled
myself tvs t meet her calmly and easily
instead of falling down antl caressing
her slippers, as I felt dangorou-Jy in
clined to do. She was dresscifin a
piece of French millinery Willi a train
of about twice the length of her small
body 4 ami she had .numbers of spark
ling rings on her little fingers, and a
great many other beautiful things, in
winch they had tried lo make her look
like a woman, but she was my innocent
child sweetheart still. There was quite
a large company staying in the lfoue,
but it fell to my happy lot to take MUs
Chester in to dinner. I don't know
what might have happened if I had
not pocketeil luy pride when I saw Lu
cy arranging it all, and said in an im
ploring whisper: "Oh, Lucy, if jou
please," accompanied with "such be
seeching contortions of countenance as
proved to be irresistable. So Di and I
sat side by side together, and drank
champagne and ate olives. Di likes
champagne and olives, and we have de
cided that these terms are but a free
rendition of nectar and ambrosia, and
that Fenly is Mount Olympus going in
cog. I should further suggest that Miss
Chester is Venus, except that I can as
sert no well founded claim to being a
blacksmith, and so tho parallel stops at
That night there was a fancy-dress
ball in the house, and the neighbors
from far and near collected, but for all
I know the rest of tho company may
have presented very successful personi
fications of niriit, and mist, and cloud.
and Miss Chester, dressed in a white
cashmere gown, plain, and low, and
close-fitting (trimmed with gold braid),
with her blonde hair divided over her
fair brow, and her head circled with a
fillet of gold, no brighter or more beau
tiful than the two long plaits that fell
behind, was Light; or at least so she
seemed to me. -
In the few days that followed there
were numerous excursions - about ', the
country, in all ojyhich, .thanks'toany
ueur cousin x.ucy, i was miss unesters
csport. She-'s a dear girl, this cousin of
mine, though she would torment me
now and then to show her the' picture,
and I was obliged to promise that I
would grant her request on Christmas
Day. I was shocked to hear that she
had told Di the whole story one day,but
somehow I got the idea that the sweet
child looked a Jitlle pensive," all that
evening; and so, in my heart I blessed
my cousin, who, ignorant sxs she-was,
was helping my cause so efficiently.
When Christmas mornino' camp, nnd
we all started off to church. Di and I
were among thoso who walked. It was
a short distance, and she decided it so
herself and let me go with her. She
had a sprig of holly at the-throat of her
fur coat, and a patch of vivid red in her
hat, and as I walked at" her side in the
light of the Christmas suehine and the
sound of the Christaaas bells, surely I
felt a happierasd better, man than ever
I had beenlefore, and made stronger
resolutions lor my future life if oalvtkis
good and gentle fitle creatare eowdto
wiuime, to Boia Meacnrom every
evil way, and help die to leadsgrftsrhid
man's life up to thepure ecitade -of
hers. I had not -as yet assured myself
that my life or mvvfuture could be any
imng to uer, outx nopea .strongly, ana
was determined to tell my'storyto her
soon. v . " -t '
All through the' Christmas masic and
the Christmas -service, so beautiful and
triumphant, tSras by her side; and we
knelt together and'stodd together, and I
think the hearts of both, -of us were
warmed to fervent nrsiso. Anil after
ward, when we walked back through,
the winter woods and over the dry; dead
leaves, I offered my arm to my little Di
and she put her tiny hand within It, and
all through the walk her exceeding gen
tleness and sweetness carried such com
fort to my heart that a half-formed res
olution that I had made took stronger
hold iiwm an. - - .x-s.
By and-by, when Lucy and Di and I
were together, after the ret had dis
banded to ihtajt at dinner, my cou-.in
reminded me of promise in these words:
"Lome, Hal, you must not forget j
j"i jwuugu w iiiu. i7i, nc pronuseu to
showtw to-day the picture lie fell vio
lcnthin love with n year ago. ItSvaa
taken abroad, I hear, and perhapsyou
may recognize in it somo enus of the
hky lights that vou have seen in some of
you travel. If yoU do, now, don't spare
him out with the crashing truth, for
Hal has definitely informed me thAt he
will never woo or wed and othor woman
than the originat of thts--uhless he has
lately changed hi wind." Shusaid this
last with a twinkle in her eve, but 1 an
swered very gravely:
" I havo 1oal no such thing, Lucy,
and I am strongly as ever resolved that
I will never love or marry any woman
but the original of this picture," and
then I slowly drew the preeieus little
card from my pocket.
Miss Chester, without any apparent
reason, here sprang up suddcnlv and
retired to a distant fftrt of the drawing
room) -r.d fctood with her back toward
me looking out of a window. Lucy
stretched out her hand for the picture",
but I held it back.
"Miss Chester must sec it first," I
said, "to tell whether she recognize
it. Miss Chteter7, will vou come and
Di called out in a low tone that she
did not want lo see it, and I declare the
gre.1t distance made her voice sound
choky, and almobt as if it hatl tears iu
it. In a moment more I had gone to
her side, and faiiCy rij surprise hen I
discovered that her great ftar-clear
ees were full of large tear-drops, and
she was holding the end of a damp lit
tle 1... 1 I l.T.. 1.... 1 A
nu uuiiuivgii-uitu uciwci'ii u;r unv
nnd.la f i.l .....1 rtli.t... 1.. 1!ll1 i t -
yuauo v IVCUI, UIIU Ml Vilify Jl J1UIC JCrKS
in her agitAtldn ami anxiety to keep
back the tears. My heart gave a quick
throb of joy as a delightful thought
shone in upon m. The little darling
was jealous of the picture. Could it be
" Don't you want to see the face of
the little woman who had won ni'
heart before I ever saw you? Don't
you feel interest enough in Uie to care
to sod the Wortihn that I love and hope
someday to marry?" I said.
Hut she only Khook hor head, and I
saw the great tears fall and roll down
her beautiful cheeks. -
"Ah, bnt'-you'nrust," I said ; "I will
make you look. See, Di, this is the pic
tore of my sweetheart, my one love, the
little creature who possesses every shred
and atom of my hearts"
And t held tue. picture just beneath
A look of wonder a little start a
glad, cry of hilppV tkmfUsloli and she
Was In Ihy arms.
Wo never knew how long it was be
fore we tliought of Lucy, but when we
did she was nowhere bist'cll; but
by-and-by il Kill off and brought her
banc, and wohluTa little explanation
and rejoicing together, and Di explained
how she had given the oietiire to mv
HOME A5D fOREiaX GOSSIP.
Toe lower jaw of a human being, said
to hare belonged to the primitive race,
has been dug up on the banks of Lynx
Creek, In Arizona. The, jaw never had
more than six teth, and from iu con
formation the possessor subsisted wholly
on fruit and gra.M.
The largest income taxes paid to the
Truseian National Kxchcqaer arc as fol
lows: tjari Alevcr voa liothschuu.
70,200 marks; Willy
68.400; Ilerr Kramj
Dlwchroder, tJe Berlin banker, 32,400,
and t !Jrr Uppcnhclm of Cologne, 25,200.
The mark is nearly 25 cents.
The reason why express search has
been ordered to be niado in Xululand
for the Trince Imperial's watch is that,
attached to the chain, his Highness
wore that relic (a fragment of the true
cross) which b'elomrud to CharlenmtTie,
came Into the hands of the First na
poleon, and wasalwavs worn by the late
Emperor, who regarded it as'a species
Two brothers named Finch live in
South Jforwalk, Conn., who resemble
each other so eloselv that wlen Unc of
them was HriW.fed for fAst uriving re
cently, both brothers appeared before
the 'Justice, saying that they were
willing to pay the fine if it could be
proved which was the guilty one This
could not be done, and the case was dis
missed. Thk Jennings case, the original of
the Jamdyce vs. Jarndyc? case in
"Weak IIousCj" Is again before the
English courts. The amount involved
is alwut 10,000.000. Charles Dickens's
father, in early life, was in the office of
a solicitor, where, his son assi-ting him,
this persistent, wonderful old ease of
wealth drew tho Imaginative attention
of the great future novelist. Charles
Dickens himself confessed as much.
The new steamer, Ucuben It. Spring
er, to run in the New Orleans and Cin
cinnati trade, has two elcctrie lights,
one on the pilot-houe and the other on
the forecastle. They illuminate the
river in front, antl tho landing, showing
tlial they will not only be useful at night
while undfr way-, but will also revolu
tionize methods of lighting landings.
She is the first boat to use this light on
Josephine Taylor, affed 22, daugh
through France, I jh&U e jtwr w
with plfajmrel" The inlrrricn- w
market! by extreme cordiality, but the f
Empress, after the departure of the
rnacc. was grrat ly affected br the recol
lections revirri, ana wa
fore a portrait of her
Irinct Maihitde arrived
repcctcd the grief of her cousin and
withdrew without iog her.
A somewhat note! method of an
nouncing a marriairu cn'a''eiint w
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voa J(otnscm!j,J taken bvoneof th vounw lUrtfonl
$7,600; Ilerr (Conn.)'ckrgymcn la: wrevk. At oae '
oi sne rrguiar wceKniay religious meet- (
ings of the church he tok oern.kn to
inform kfcjaruhioncrs officially " and
publicly of his engagement to one of the
young ladies of tho congregation. His
motive was to prevent goip while at
me same itme was actum mnrt ct at
rest a grtfat deal of anxiety cm the part
of numberless nialds antl mothers in thd
church in question, for the attention.
bestowed upon the young and hand-ame
p.vtor before the deeiion of the mo
raentons question of whom he would se
lect were certainly very numerous.
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rention of bank notes. It b related that ..TJiat Ik,v or. Y HrrU tittle t$or for " llnMa "r"1 ITlCy. . . V? 'Xcr. aaI
about 119 D. C. tho Court being in want
of money, the Halifax of the dav hit
nnnn ll, ..ll,..-: .1 .. ltt
uru j imiuniu" uciirc: i iicn any voice couia Ih lieani railing Minuv, n . .,,.. i .r. .tt. i t i
." . - . . .. t-.w MtiiAiruir irnirii. jn 111.1 ninuik " ' .. .
princes or courtiers entered the impe- j ' Mn, do make Kobert stop and Uha- , , , tT7" .liw.! kUtioi f ClttCKCX Vt I fo. rw. a-i 1
rial presence, it was necexary to coler Mmndf ! Pa. Ilotort b teang SJSlSTaimlS5 I P Hr 1 " "
the ace with a piece of Ain. It uaa met or. Walt till pa get. hom t,H I ".airtroit la XhnTu 1 1 iuW w1!r " "
first decreed that for this purpo the night, voung man, and Wll know , mc J -m,
skin of a certain white deer, kept In one wffnt father, and wished .H TtiltoaW
of the royal parks, should alone be em trunk-straps cre created fur- lhatV SrJSS?" J nU tteJ! MVe a Ul n'
.l"7 .J u"u ",l" "rr5 Hk,R-"' WI,1C" ar "" . . . .. ) .utuntian n. it U not unfrciuonUv tr ana nan a jwowi ifr .r-4.
iu. A a matteroi course inw vounir 1 . . ., , ' ,' ,... ' ,i .' wri with rrt mux or ewi h
pear to have passed from one noble to
another, were old for a high price.
True bank note are Indieved to have
come into romiu in China, about
af . " T -. 1 bi7v
euu A. iiM ana were cailtit icytslcn, or bt nav. lie has taken even' oiiiumtt
tlylng money. j nity during hi comparatively few but
I hkfts from the guests' rooms atthe 1 Uwrlatively oH ears to gibo ami an-
umpiin was, u u not umnru(u i
male rvlattve chen.he. for his abter any , j , , h m w (n cr a ,1 dUU wilH Uj
thing but .sentiments of mo dbtin- " ,. , nmiJ. but half Ue ohlckea. to. H bU l u
rlvfitod. The Slam tlorrmmrnt Jesl In , M 1 JJU
j.i ..riii..t. i', n.,.1,1..,,.. Irl. irt la Ue oem -f &
viiiyi s i f i imiiLimia uui u k i.r . i - - . . &.
gubheil consideration, a the dlploin.it-
ter of die President or tho Mormon
Church, attempted to escape from Utah
anil her father's harem, tuts other day.
She.goton a Union Pacific train, but
having nt) liekel or moiiey, U'lls put off
at the first station cat. She endeavored
the agent at Uintah to secrete
her, but he refused, and her father's
cousin's guest, and said first that she
was very angry with her for giving it
away, and then that she would tlmnk
her as loiiff as shcllvrd fur dolny it. and
that laiicy htleW she always Ami said that
Matches were made i 11 heaven, and a
great deal more to tiiU sahie purport.
In this hlsl, however, I agreed v. ith her
eT.Mreiv, for surely her love has shed in
to my life a joy and peaeefulness that
are not boru of earth. Christinas
A bit of young love's coyness in bu-
colio guic as tout by the Ithaca Journal:
" It was.at the Post-olliee in this village.
The dcBioiselle was bu.tom, bashful,
aged 18, and hailed from Ucrrytown.
Sue wanted a dollar's worth of stamp.'
'One dollar's worth,' repeated the smil
ing assistant, what denorsinatioii?'
Tlie damel showed symptoms of em
barn'ssment and hesitated to reply.
She twirled her shawl fringe nervously,
cast her eyes about to see if any one was
near, moved a little closer to the win
dow, and finally 'asked in a timorous
voice: Do you'hef to write it down?"
Hy no means,' answered the courteous
assistant; 'that is not necessary, but I
presume you have some preference as
to the denomination ?' Ah well yes,'
replied tho stranger, her face turning
scarlet, I hev some. I generally go to
the 'Piscopal Methodist myself, bill the
fellow I'm buyin' tho stamps for, he's a
Universal Orthodox.' "
A Qieer Little Beast.
Tho Norwegian lemming Is an animal
about the size of a mouse. It lives un
der stones in the summer, under snow
in the winter. It hisses and bites. About
once in lOyears they immigrate in large
armies. 1 hey march ia a straight line.
They cross lakes and rivers. They go
straight through haystacks rather than
go around. Nothing stops them, not
fire, cascades nor swamps. If a man
stands in the way, they will jump at him
as high as his knee. If struck, thev will
turn around and bark and bite like a
dog. Foxes, lynxcs,-owls, hawks, and
weasels follow them and destroy largo
numbers of them, but it does not check
them. They continue their cour-c uutil
they reach the sea, into which thev
plunge, as persistent and progressive as
ever, until the waves drown and ex
terminate them. Florida Agricultural
At the party 'given by Mrs. William
B. Astor, on the debut of her daughter.
Miss Caroline Astor, in New York re-1
cenuy, Mrs. Astor wore a dress of silver
brocade embroidered in roses and
trimmed with old family lace. The
train was of similar lace over crimson
satin. The corsage was covered with
diamonds. She also wore a diamond
necklace and diamonds in her h.iir.
Miss Caroline Astor's dress was of
white-tulle, trimmed with 'white roses.
ner. Qrnamenta were a necklace and
pearl ear-rings. Mrs. James Vi. Koosc-
velt, one of Mrs. Astor's married
daughters, wore address of white tulle
over white silk, the train formed of
veils of tulle. The front was trimmed
with plaited flounces, with silver em
broidery on,' tulle, and rows. of silver
fnriee. The waist was of white satin,
cut low at the neck, and trimmed with
a berthe of. aTyer embroidery.
friends being notified, she was taken
back to Salt Lake.
A woman in tho hospital in Florence,
Italy, has a strange history. She en
t -red the Italian army in order to save
her brother; ailiarrled man, from tnlll
Mry survlcc. She served with distinc
tion during the war with Austria, and
received a medal for bravery in tho
field. When these facts were known tU
King Kti!!!brt lie presented her with the
cross of his ortler, and gave directions
for her discharge on an annual pension
Tins is the way they have of distrib
uting milk to the citions of Lima,
South America. A little old woman
sits on a chair which has bi'cn strapped
to the back of a donkey, her feet rest
ing upon tlitf neck of the anilllal, while
on either sitle of her are two huge cans
of milk. The whole establishment, don
key, cans, old woman and all, trots into
the kitchens of Lima, and the old wom
an, without dismounting, pours out the
rations of milk.
Mr. IlKKiir Fkoudsham, whose hus
band was lynched by the Vigilantes at
Lead vi lie, a few weeks ago, announces
her intention of instituting suit against
the City of Lcadvllle and County of
Lake, for $20,000 damages at the mat
sitting of the District Court. She has
secured able counsel, and tho Miit will
be a novel one at any rale. The city
and county, will fight the case, on the
grounds that Froudsham deserved
Tuscarawas, Ohio, is excited over
what is spoken of as " the gradual pet
rifaction" of a 2-year-old son of Joseph
Kinsley. Last July the legs of the little
one became useless, and from that time
on have so hardened that they present
the solidity as well as the appearance of
stone. A living petrified child was
never before known, and the medical
men of Tuscarawas are reported to be
The Vallcjo (Cal.) Chronicle discov
ered a thoroughly Americanized China
man in a smoking car on a railroad
train that passed through that place. A
colored steward of a steamboat entered
the car, and, taking a cheroot from his
pocket, asked, with a lordly air, for a
light from the heathen's cigar. With a
look of disdain, the Chinaman replied :
"No; you takce the Habana all out;
me givee you matchee," and with that
he took from his pocket a match, struck
it, and passed it over to tho colored gentleman.
Jacques Narbonne was educated to
become a Koman Catholic priest, but
turned out a rogue, and never entered
holy orders. He set up as a poet, but a
volume of poems which he published as
his own proved to bo stolen. He trav
eled os an aristocrat, calling himself the
Count de St. Foy, but was soon exposed.
The imposture ended his European ca
reer, and he came to America, choosing
Montreal for his new home. The police of
that city were latelv informed that he
had ordered 100,000 imitation Canadian
postage stamps to be made brNew York
lithographers. He is now in jail.
A girl bought what she thought was
strychnine, at Lisbon, Me.; but the sus-
Sicious druggist gave her a harmless
nig, which she took home, swallowed
in the presence of her family, and bade
them farewell. Physicians were hur
riedly summoned, and antidotes and
stomach mimns were vi-roronslv wL
The girl herself soon joined in the de
sire to save" her life, and earnestly
prajea'tnat a miracle might be added
to the more ordinary modes of treat
ment. She believed that her petition
was answered until the druggist let ont
Bennett Houju. a large .u turner hotel at
Stroutbburg, Pa., were frequent bust
season. Servants were first suspected,
of course, but nothing could be proved
against them. One night Jewelry was
stolen from three apartments, and in
the morning wime of it wa found hid
den iu the bed of Choter Fulmer, a ton
of the very wealthy owner of tho hotel
property." Fulmer "s jtockets were found,
on being earehed, to contain .stolen
money. His trial has just resulted in
conviction. He was a popular young
man, and his defense, that the plunder
was placed where it was found by Mime
enemy, though unsupported by evi
deuce, is believed by some, of his friends.
An historical gun is owned by Fer
nando Hcalv, of lifholtoth, Mass. His
great-grandfather brought it to this
country in 1680, and used it in the
Frencli war. His son Joseph put a new
itock on the piece in 1701, inserting a
small silver plato bearing the initials
'J; II. 17G1." Joseph's son John used
itduiinsrthc devolution. It afterward
callle illto the p0seloti of another son,
the late Stafford Healy. of Hehoboth.
father of tho present owner. He used It
fourteen days during the it ar of laiy,
receiving therefor a pension. In 1820
ho restocked the gun and put in
a new lock, and at his death it came
into tho hands of the present owner.
Thfl barrel is original, is in good order,
and the gun is still used by members of
the family as a fowling-piece.
Amono curious viand and medicines
largely consumed in China urn M'vcr.il
varictfes of fungi, which are considered
to be, if not actually poi-onoiis, at lea-t
worthlesss iu other countries. Some
colonists in New Zealand havo turned
ineir Knowledge 01 uns iact to good ac
count by collecting and exporting to the
Celestial land a species of fungus grow
ing abundantly on decaying timber in
all tho forest districts "of the colony,
known as llimcola jxilytricha, and iinieli
resembling the variety commonly known
as Jcw's-ear. It is used by the Chi
nese as a medicine, being a'dmiuisteicd
in the shape of a decoction ; and it is
supposed to purify tho blood. It is also
largely consumed in soups, and as an
ingredient in various farinaceous
A report just isucit by the munici
pality of Berlin gives some interesting
information as to the growth of the pop
ulation of that city. At the end of the
seventeenth century, when London and
I'ans each contained considerably inoro
than 100,000 inhabitants, Berlin was an
unimportant town with a population of
little over 10,000. It was enlarged and
embellished under the Great Elector and
the two first Prussian Kings; and at tho
beginning of the present century its
population had already risen to about
150,000. It increased still further after
the close of the war with Napoleon and
during the long peace that followed, but
at tho end of I860, though the municipal
district of Berlin had been considerably
extended, it did not contain much more
than 500,000 inhabitants. During the
sixteen years that followed, however,
its population was almost doubled.
This has not been the case with any
town of the same size except New York".
Since 1877 the population of Berlin has
been over a million, and it is now the
largest city in Europe after London and
noy nor, bumble her i-octai pride, ami .
thwart her m.ttriinonial ambitions. Ills f
practices, such as aih Uing her at tato
teas not to be afraid of a second jdtee of
uun oreau ami turner aucr trnving ni 1 . ,. .. ,.w ., i.
.i: 1 1I.1....I n -., ..r ...,.i father-in-law and Ills
beef and cabbage, yelling down stairs
a mi admirer opens the front door.
44 Hi, Marv, there vonr feller, and tho j .,.., , '
dentiit hasn't M?nt" home vour fale tmr V"
i.m. .....1 .t. 01 .. -.. ..i 11.. t-.i..-1 capital punk.
r.. .!... .1 .:...... -. ' hi consular
the provocation must at the saino tlmo j J'""" ",Bl
1 .S...J.....1 1 bo carried
i . .i .!. !.... ..r..i I however, continued
. . t, ,!. - -,! IIIU V'"""""
... .. . ...
.' i.fS-A.S.... ...B X .L . .. H. . 1 b.
1. 1... 1 .1... . ).. ..... i tit...w ; ova: iws mm n tj
dbu, arrvvt and trUl on lh gmr,t EL; "? f3t
charges, high tmo-ui. nc bellevr, bujr 1 ' nLWIS Sm- ?
one of them , and. In ihxc time, bn wa,, I tba top of lh mm J th, r
to the amazement and horror of hU ' H & !fw '
irid. condemned wwqimioi-i.
j to death. This was much morv than, OrrTKK iH'l. TWt quart t rt-
the British Comml had bargained for tcr, thnw j!h4 t a milk, )f
Notwithstanding hU wrath, ho did nt ! tmnc of ImUr oe and sr
txinco of dour, h asd pvppT t i.
1 and maw. If UUsl- 1MI IM mK
lwdhng trur, drulntho oytr ! pt
1I10 liquor lt a e4Urt'jati m th " .
wah the orlr and rrn" rr) p
ticW of 1h11 that may lhfP u Umki-a
o the tmlk l It a.Jd th bMif ami
runaway maicn doerved
hmeiit, and ho dworf by
seal ami the oubbsh1!
the wntenco nhoilld not
out. Tho Governtunt,
firm a to it
.1 T T. AAm..B ..a k . - a L m A 1 Hta.A 8 . m &j Vt fttl
..?n. 11 1 . ! .... 1 1 uccLiion, iiun'iiiuii iiii hiumiijhih v n n
""nh"' v:iT-""'t . p. .V.HUI . Iwhh tho vcn?anco of hU nation, de-, rt.,r. niblI tnHthly toiwthor
tS"?.MH gunlKiaw king near the mouth of e,k. UrrfHg hwlr. until &:
"hln eS causothabom. ,hlekned it H. -hlrii 3Tt.
and tMwSi !nlmt I -f J- -. -U boiled. .Umrnnl -gn;
could i..o?o .strongly and rarW.Ingly ro-' ,,,,,c0 ww, n5Vok,M1' P"', , "T. 1 J "i l J, Ai'l 2T
mind mu f votu-'hlolUwl pret.eo- w mv l,w,,M;ct ; U"' ' UxtT " "W Amnnlmyl .l
vour oeerle Tulf If I could nulv henr m'",ly t inUinlilato tho King and his Am th nlgns wnjewhat tmt.1 r.
thM md, of m XnUKi' " ' would not He b,Uml-,iheoi.p. IUU a pint of rlehti.
tlin.MUiiiils oi 0ltr swi'cl. iMeliHliolw,.., ,,-,,, . -w..,,imH-.mi1i .,,,1 ..u.vl m1
voice. 'If. do I .s:iv? 1 en. I enn I r V' V : . 7 . 7 "": """ " - ,:, .. . "
Thank to the genius if that wonderful
man, Thomas Alva Kdison, 1 can earrj-
our loe-wordi roiiuil with me
upon my heart ; hoar, if not feel vour
it likes without nci-ouutnhUlty to lUMih-i
cts. I ho whole thing, tv reiMirtrd
bv lilt (ovcrnment. Ibis U too way
tfie story U told by the F.nglUh anil ,
Americans in Sum. but it Is not nt nil
likely that Pra Peeeha has beon liehetul ,
1 r... ..i. t.t. i . if.
........1.'. 1.1..... i- t 1. .".r. 1. 111 Miiiuiy ior ni niuiNiimuii. ju 111111 1
sm.-1-jini mi ni"fH, 1 .Tin uu nri e" nil , 1 - . .1 .n... ...,
by express (charge pallia phono- ,intvot bt!C" fuHn,t! fA f .of n I
Krapli Speak uhater words t f love mnUm ""Jj; lo M M,c ' u,,tr47 !" :
vou fain would ,ny to me in at th. ": b"J: " 4 " ntb'",i,,t7 !
I....ll....;...... r ..lt..r!...rll..m ..l..nrlf l"ll""Vin, M1B II.IIWIIIHS III..MI ) II ,
and deliberately, while at the sumo time
you turn the crank (B) from you with
a uniform motion. Then remove the
tinfoil (at C) and send it to me, when
I, reversing the process, will bu able to
fcal in imagination on tho houeved
words of your corulliye lip-," etc., etc.
V. rpon the day that Miss Mary ,
of Kipon, WN., received her present of
a phonograph, her brother and herself .
became engaged in a controversy of
more than usual acrimony, which ended
in his retiring to the woodshed and
swearing a solemn oath after the man
ner of bandits axil wizards in thestor-
In.fiinit .if thrt tititti.r Knrro with thttta
a pUto of numll oruaVer?, oripel bi t1- - '
re, in Hum extraordinary, anil 0111 ior
its tragic termination, would rend llko
the libretto of an opera bouffc. If a
man can be officially beheaded for nmr
The ('Mill n lh lirMfrp.
Did oho learo any ohlMrrnF 4
Yon. ibU bit of a child."
I don't know. Wi nro vrt !
nround here, lr, Init wo muot ftol Kr
place womewherti f Jod hl U 1 'aU
irfrl. for hn I nil alon now1 4
The wxtoi hail oaJIed l n AA
imuit htie tin I-tf,veti" Mril 12
: ....... ,.Jt ... ct ..-! ... . " . .i . .
especially under romantic aspects will i f ,, whoi life had 1hmi wtn .-t m
ncarcely be rcgartleil there with oncotir 1 ij, trrnil-titlll of huncer nd ilwf
J- - .. . . r .
SliJiis and Portents.
NoUmIv knmv that tlm mother wtw u
hnnfly loifipri'liil tltal h was 111.
til one morning ihls uhihl apjwarwl At a
neigh iori ibr und quietly nald .
Would u Ihj afraid to come
Why Garabetta Broke His Engagineat.
Cambetta is a bachelor; but he has
not lived so long without having at least
contemplated marriage. The story of
his engagement to an lieiress in Western
France, and its sudden breaking off,
gives us a fresh glimpse of his character.
From the time of his leaving his humble
home at Cahors, till his rise to the high
est rank of public personages, Gambetta
lived with a faithful, loving, devoted
aunt, who had followed him to Paris,
ic,s of his favorite publication, tho Ay
Perfect Pirate, and Juvenile Guide to
llunjanAhnt he would be fearfully and j :l ; r of W1.t Wl.al,M,r tj, c,in
wonderfully avenged. An opportunity in thNea. being that a waterfall
soon offered itself and when tho young , ; ,.lblom:vtiailu, Sv water-M.aked
gin nati gone oui.iiiopjnng, wun a conn-1
tenance distorted with malignity he j
stole on tip-toe to her apartment, and,!
seizing her phonogratin, turned the
craiiK wun a ii'vonsn nanu wntie ariio j0it;ri!lv' & linr
the funnel he poured, in a voice trem-l J5tnnl, . i.,',f'i
bling with rage and triumph-but we , .,. u. i...nt fll. nn1 w:.h .,- .,.; .,,
must not anticipate. . tempLitlon to mu mlacltj i too much for I
VI. On Friday morning the young averagu clay.
vuitarHiHTii-wncu uviii .uiss iUarj-j vvnena mnnii; gnaw a nie m a
, of Bipon, Wis., a long and loving j gown some misfortune may be appro
letter, inclosing a sheet of tinfoil, which J bended. Tho mMortuno luu already
no Kissed with rapture over and over j happened to the gown, and maybeap-
ii.".uii. iiu c-uiuu ii.iriiiv wait nil no troi nreiienilrO lo hntinon to the nintw
m M - .---..-, -, .- --" " --" ---"' ,..-- . ,
to mv boo mi. for ma i i!ind, ami 1
keeping awful llll, and I'm afraid to
talk to her when hn won't wvmr V
Tint tnothiirhnd lH-en dnd tntr hir.
IHiff Iwforc day itvino th i1ms of Jffi
had burneit low and (Hod out, ntd
Whim the credent of the young moon
rest nupiuoly, its hortut in air, it is a
sign of dry weather, beenujn in that po
.sltion it li(ill nil the witter, thus tire-
"" --- ------ ..-- --- ,
venting its fall to tho earth. This is also j
istrth. ' child, hnnllv vtn var old. hnd ti
Don't forget the ign of the now mon. j with the itrpi UinHigh tho Itg Wsr.
It is rarely you will llnd one m impitr- idnsobte- the eotd Imnd. kUslntrthr-liiir.
tiallv nrcominodalinir. I fne.-. nn.l ewlllnf for Iff. tj nduru.
finds a four-kmf clover Is ' Wln.n imkinHf aim htul ttttv frbiml .W
It is xi much easlcrto ,hiok her hnnd. Whan thor t4hl hr
from a tive-Ieafcil .stalk . wtt alom in tint trrfwil worlil mk.
liKiked out of the window on the HtatX
NoveinlK'r day and answijrrd .
" I can makn tfn kinds of drs
for dull-bab!, build fires untl rarrj in
wimmI, and I II worJc ovor j-o hanl if a
Itodv will ht mo lire, with thotnf
There wim no funeral. Thorn was
need of a ermon Uiorr, Tim Hm of
i. ...-.: .1 r . . ..i -v - . .- - . . .. .
loiicin uie evening 10 rc:ui uie con-, An old lgn Is that a eJiHd grows im,w .round the. load vronwn's li
ien oi uie ion, uui nc nau io. ana me proud if suffered to look into u mlrn.r j counted for more in Hwvon than a t
knowledge of this fact enabled him to whilo less than twelvemonths old. But f rtilo'T man could didlver Tlmr wm
pass away the hours that would other- j what the average Infant can In tho J tw ,.,, in ,,BC1. ttt U ihreo or f.-ir
... .i.iiun.4iii.-ujn.i.uin;. av iarwuiu i nnmir in maKi! u nruuii 11 minciiiL ion i.nn...i.ri..i w.KtMM i- i.i t-.
. . - -- " --- iinn-iii.ti ! ti"i
long, long, weary day hail passed away,
anil, rushing to his happy boarding
house, he locked tho door of his bed-
Taxk about women being particular
and fassy- about dress 'did von ever
watch a man buy an ulster? He strays
in apparently by accident, looks over a
pile of coa& and the gentieuaaly clerk
Euts oae oa fcim.Mt's tobHiIg plaid,
ackman's overcoat; the next one is too
big stripe, college student's; the -next
too finejrtgalar ganon? gown; then
one fits too much, one fits too little: one
has arms too long, buttons too big; -another
has arms rtod shorty buttons too
small: And he keeps up this straying
all over town, sampling every clothing
store; filling, clerks .with hiaa hopes and
sobsequenfiisgust; till-atiast hebuvs
the first coat he tries on, wears it a week
and thinks it " immense," and the rest
of the winter speais his spare time try
ing to trade it off" for a second-hand
coal-box buggy. Exchange.
. HAPMxiasis like inannl; it is to "be
gathered in grains and enjoyed every
day. It will .not keepj dt can not be
accumulated behave wo Ugaoot of
ourselves into remote places-to gather
it, since it has rained dowBrafcour very
doors, or, rather, within thein.
When a man's house is building he
never .thinks the carpenter puts in one-
tnird enough nails, and frequently, and
with biting sarcasm, asks him if he
doesn't think the house would stand if
he fust simply leaned it up against itself
and saved all his nails? Then, a few
years afterward, when he tears down
the summer kitchen to build a new one,
he growls and scolds, and sarcastically
wonders why that fellow didn't make
the house entirely of nails, and just pot
in enough lumber to hold the nails to
gether. Hoese thieves are no better treated
in Russia than in our Western States
The Wilna messenger says that horse
stealing had grown 'so frequent in the
district 01 Troki that tne population be
came well nigh desperate about k, and
the owners of. valuable aniiu gold
them at any sacrifice. At the tine thk
report was published, a fellow who was
suspected of being one of the thieves
had been seized, tied, to a hone's tail,
and dragged at a gallop aroand the
market piaee of the village of CHkeciks.
with a train of infuriated peasaate aad
fanners .after him armed with sticks aad
stones. A judicial iavestigatkm of the
occurrence was ahoutto be xaade.
PaiKCE JiAPbusox called apoa tne
ex-Empress Eugenie while she was la
Paris, and was kindly received. The;
conversation turned, solely on the pain
fur bereavement of the impress. The
Prince had not time to briar his sobs
with "him, and, expressed 'his regrets;
the -Empress "replied, "H I retain
and who made, everywhere he went, a
pleasant homo for liim. She was at
once his maid-of-all-work and his con
genial companion ; and he w:ts as deeply
attached to her as she to him. His
engagement to a handsome and accom
plished girl, with a cfof of seven millions,
was a shock to the good aunt; but she
yielded gracefully to the inevitable.
When the arrangements for the marriage
were ocing ui5cus5ea,uow ever,iue young
lady took it into her head to make it a
condition of their union, that the aunt
should be excluded from the new estab
lishment. She was scarcely elegant
enough to adorn gilded salons. Gam
betta explained how much his aunt had
been to him; the rich beauty was only
the more obdurate, Gambetta took up
his hat, and with a profound bow,
"Adieu," said he : we were not made
to understand each other." And the
marriage was put off forever. Good
The OMest Sailreaa OBcUl.
Benjamin Fish of Trenton, N. J., on
Nov. 15 rounded up 94 years of a won
derful active exsistence, and he is as
lively to-day as the majority of men who
have reached only three-fourths of his
years. He voted in 1807, loaned Com
aaodore Tanderbilt a thousand dollars
when that gentleman was launching out
in "his career, brought down the first
anthracite coal that descended the Dela
ware, m 1823, managed the old stage
line and steamboat company between
New York and Philadelphia 55 years ago,
was elected one of the first Directors of
the Caaaden aad Amboy Railroad, at
Ty's Tavern in Camden, in 1830, and
has been elected every year since. In
the, autmn of 1833 Mr. "Fish drove the
first freight car that moved over the
road between Soath Amboy and Borden
town. The road was completed the
previous year, aad horses -were used
nata the close of 1833, when tho first
locoaaotive was imported from England
aad vlaced on the road. It was known
as " JohnnyBall," and "Number One,"
any but its parents toundendnnd.
A red afcv In the wet at evening In-
i dicates that the next dav will Ihj ideas-
room, placed the tinfoil upon his phono-, ant, barring accidents of rain, snow and
graph, turned the crank tho reverse , hail.
way, and heard it utter the following If you take down your iddagle, pr-
dialognc: " Hello, Mary, old jrfrl. how paratory to putting it up in a new hxu-
gocs it! Epeestweepste!" Notk This J tjon, it l a sigu you am moving.
is tho nearest possible reproduction of If a hen nins across thy Krcet directly
the similar .sound here produced by the in front of you, it is a .sign that a hen
phonograph. It bounds something like ' will soon be on the other ide. If b
a kiss. "O, Charley, don't you cross over just liehindyou Phaw!
squeeze me so; and, there now! my who ever knew a hen that wouldn't die
hair is all mussed! How you do smell right In her tracks rather than cros
of smoke. I'll never marry you if you one's pathway in lib rear?
go on smoking so. I'll marry Willie.,' When you ie a cat runnini: around
Oote. Tho Chicago 3'oung man's t furiously, it is a shm that the crockery
name is "William. O, you wouldn't j or glassware is in danger.
go back on your word to me and marry J When you drop a knife and it ntleks
that red-headed, bandy-legged idiot?" in the floor, it is a Mgn that somo one Is
"Hush, Charley; he isn't mi very red- coming. If you are a umall boy, that
headed after all, and red hair is quite I some one may be your mother, and her
fashionable. Be-siilcs, if he is bandy-; coming be to rcmonstrato with you with
legged, and his brain is not very strong, her slipper.
it is not his fault. He is real nice, and I To dream of a weddin? is a .itrn of
I don't want to give
after Christmas, for
him the phakc till
I'm certain he'll
To dream of a funeral betokens too
send me some real n!ce presents, and of much pork and cabbage.
course under these circumstances J can To dream of finding roonev betokens
not listen to any disparaging remarks that it Is -a.4er to dream of finding
about him." "All right, Mary, and money than to work for it.
when we are married " " O. Char- To "dream that it is Sunday morning
ley, don't; this chair won't bear us J is Heaven.
both; come over to that rocking-cliair; f To be suddenly awakened from ror
pa had a new leg put in, although he j sweetest sleep to find that it U not&un-
saiu jou ougni. to pay ior u. . . . iiayis mat t to say, very disagreeable.
vii. I ne young uuicago lover Heard j -iiis a ggn uiaiyoa wiu oeanaappj.
. m ' a
no more. itn a nearwiroken moan,
"O. Mary, Mary, false when I thought
thee so true!" he smashed the photo
graph into 963 pieces wnich is near
enough to the orthodox number of 1,000
for all practical purposes made her
love-letters, presents, etc., into a neat
package, inclosing in it a brief note,
"Go and marry your Charley, yoa
heartless and false jade," and seat it to
the express office, and got boflmgdrnnk.
The early morning train yesterday bore
him away into the boond&ss West, wkh
rage and pain in his breast and a ticket
for Leadnlie in his pocket.
VIII. What Miss Jfary of Bipos,
Wis., will say when to-morrow she fAs
her letters and the enigmatical and an
complimentary expressioH accompaay
ing them, we are, of cocrse, anable to
say; but, as she really loves the ex-Chicago
young man, and hasn't any geatle
nun friead naaed Charles or Charley,
it is safe to say that she will be very
cinch surprised and shocked. That
worthless boy's vengeance, however, af
ter all, will be iacoopiete ; he never will
dare to let her kaow that it was he that
stuffed the phoaograph!
It is the fashion now wkh the grea
dry-goods firms ia New York to have a
man in livery outside to opes, carriage
doors of arririBg csstomers, aadcaO
coachmen for those cnatoawrs about to
A great many more cooallr infallible
signs might be giren, but the reader h&
probably had eaotigh for one day. The
man who bebVres ia sign fei ssuflideaUy
credulous to believe that our knowledge
ia that line, xs well as ia every other
line, is inexhaustible. Boston Tran-script.
A grave Mistake is ta&de by farmers
who think that stock must not be fed at
home after the first appearance of grass.
aad is standing to-day ia the shops at j Stock will show this fake ecosemyall
Bordenfown. ' through the season.
Pigs danao w'at a pea's fer.
Ioes don't bke at de front gate.
Colt in the barky-patch kick high.
Pallet can't roost too high fer de owl.
De bowlia' dog know wat he sees.
BIIbc bo- Wt fall wea he ioQera de
Don't fling away de empty waSet.
Black satire kaow de way ler de Ma
Looks woa't de ter sit raik wki.
De p dat raas off wid de. year er
corn gxs nave ao' oaa oe ceo.
Lkker tac? aughry load wea it gits
Vxxig fans de jag.
Sleepin ia the feace corader doat
fetch kramas la the kfrefcea.
Tweea de begea debee wart us. 'taiat
hard ter tell who's gwiaeter git ketched.
You'd see sbo' er de ik ef he
kaow'd whar de yard degs sleeps.
HoBgry rooster doa't cackle wen he
good tweH dey t fmt'-hk.
Watekoat w'att yoa er gktia aJi twi
waat. Fatiesia' bsg ait l lack.
AllHHiz (6'.) Cmtttiutim.
Tht last tiae a asaa goea iato-a
grave-yard he does aotlmagh at the styk
of the tOffibstoaes.-
fall tnion tho whito f.tcc and whbfefirl
" I oor mother fHvjrehlM !'
Tht? child's big blue eyg were full
tean, but Ihcro wa hardly a trvm.r "
her voice as ho nlhI th m
cheek ngnlnt tho HjisiUlIei! forever mA
"IKKXI-Iiye, in rouwl come ! n
from Heaven overvnftfhl at dark', wn '
j you, nnd yoa'!! take me up thr jw
as won a you can. won t you?" -
Tho lattilloni hK'ki'd rip thi kxtu.
and Iho child went horne with otw id th"
women. When night rams he f
out of th boue and away from ht
who Miught to comfort her, sttd RMg
back to tho old houo ho At down em
i the ihiortc, having no company bsrt
the darkne. An ofiicer passed taal
way, and leaning over the gai h
p.'cred through tho darkne" at mtmS
thing on tho Up and called rat:
" U any body th-re?M
" Nolxnly iMit a Hub girU" name the
, " It's a liuhj girl whoi ma wa burk-l
He opetMHl the gato and went eh-.tp
and as he maile out her little bam Jvsad
I and Innocent face I dd :
" Why, child, arfa'tyoaafrahir
" I m afrahl a little while ago," h
sahl, "bat jata too, i t keI tx
ait to let aay boily hart aw I zrt rii'ht
over it. W ohM any bely dare hurt a
Iktle girl whose ma k del? Thry
eMitd Ie tookea ap, etmUin't th7?" r
He offered to go wkh her to the hotArt
where she w to hare a hrate for a f'3rA
days, aad takteg hi big haad wkh Uw
Htmost coafideace she walked heJ
him aad 4d;
" I aia'tgoig to cry wmk tM 1 get
to bed, wfcere folks caa't vsr ase!"
r la&. .. ..... iu t. . .i ...
yo," he remarked as he pat hi haad
wrer aer ray aead,
" If they doa'f fee, they'll aerer go to
Hearea, wiB they?M she mtswA.
There wx a Ioapae, aad Umm itfee
"Bat I gaea they w he. Icaa
asake a doB ML of a e-bthe-pia aad a
phase of caXee, aad I gae unatAxAxi
wffl be gUd to kt me Hre with eai. '
Joh we aae evrroa the tep ee echer
flight ym aeeda't he abitafraM, for I
aia't hg eaoagh to hart ay hedr, evea
if I dida'twaac to crjaS theae,M
The ekj of Aatwerp Jkm htn jaa
state of detirwns orirr aa unroeaie 4e
bratioa, Jr which the whole poptibuioa
took part, w hoaor of GmuhhI, the coo
poser ot FmH. Ah addr4 w pre
heated to the coaipoKr br the widaw of
(he hue Bargomaitar f'the city that
was priafedoKparehNKwt ia afartte-!,
IetJ after the rftyk of 1&78, aad lhatK
said to be a work of art. At the
tim f7otawd reIvwl hi portrait, paint
ed by the Prarfdeat. of the Antwerp
Academy of Art.
TheCiaciaaati Enfftxnr, spcakiag
ofk33liagahog,savsr "Keader, fir.
mosseat pat yolf ia his place."
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