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nalcattocs for this paper saould
i Djr we name or wc auuor;
for aubUcalios. but as mi evi-
falta a the part of tbe writer.
ob one side of the saner. Bo
ly careful la giving names and date
wie letters aau ngarcs piain ana
A IMnniT lpllt.
.Ajrain wc meat: or hajiptnes.
I am not tabic to express.
I II bet the remnants of a crown
That cheese the prettiest jfirl in towx
Tolator ten s rl In a row
And she will tke the cake, 1 ..notr.
She looVs no very ch:e ken ttmart.
Jcuccri, 1 feel tjufte .'aint at tart.
A man could fcco'ir the universe
And fall tomato hand with hers.
I never sauccr-ulian eye
With hcr's to viand seem so wise.
When I look up I sometime . sec
Her castor lovely glance on me.
Too waffle in it. for just now
I caught her eye fcbe hunger brow.
Such wondrow Influence hah she,
I Imrdlj can drink cup my tea.
If hbe wore mine I'd notdci'-tert
Or grieve her with a jellies heart.
I'd waiter leant command, and dio
Beef-fore I'd cause one little sls-i.
I would prev.rv. the precicu pnu.
Ana praise syrup unto the skies.
To speak to her I'd dearly lov.
An' knife a notion to, rL'tit ciT.
Smear caw of disperation, ihoah;
I'll dinner car, so hero's sajjo.
"Miss Jinks, if holilnesbe no wronj.
J'lcae pas tl.ut di-.h, I'm outof tonijue.'
"Ah, since you arc fat uoua. Mr. Kane.
1 11 suet jois with nMfli f brain-."
A. II'. li'lluic. iii UmLt't llwynint.
How Its Burning Brought Things
Out All Rlfjht.
Allingsford House was not very old, nor
was it particularly ltcatitiful; at least the
late Allinjrsfonl Ilous, which is the one 1
am sjKjakinc of, was not. Hut, on the other
hand, the park was one of the noblest in
England, and contained some splendid
hooting. The kennels also, at no great
distance from the house, were renowned
hoth near and far. The enormous trout
caught in the Ailing, which ran through the
park, were often mentioned in the Field, and
had furnished many a day's wot k to tho
local taxidermist. Add to this that the
house was built of red brick and fully in
sured, and perhaps you will not feel so very
much horrified when I ask you to come with
tne and burn it, for that is what I mean to do.
Itcmcmbcr what a godsend it will lie to
conversational local dinner parties for the
next six months. What n story for mine
host at the Eagle in tho villnpe to tell for the
rest of his lire. Then think of the now
quarry at Cutstono, which has just started
working, and of young Mr. Smith, the sci
entific architect, who has scarcely had a
single job since he designed the Town Hall
bo huccessfully two years ago. 1 admit that,
as a rule, burning down family mansions is
not a nice thing to do, and least of all at
Christmas tunc; but I think that you will
ugree with mo that in this ca- the circum
stances render the act justifiable.
It was Christmas Kve, and most of the
gue-ts had gone to bed, for. indeed it was
long past twelvo o'clock. Hut Sir John and
his brother. Colonel Allingsford, still re
mained in the .smoking room, chatting over
a last pipe and tumbler of toddv.
"Well, it's hi own rnult." said Kir John.
'He's had as good n chance as a man could
wish for, after dinner, alone with hor in the
conservatory for nearly a tiuurter of nu
hour, th"e thermometer standing at cl!;l!tv
flvc If he couldn't pull himself together to
propose then, all I can nay is that ho never
will. The boy ought to be ashamed of him
self." "Vet the youngster is worth a doen of
tho puppies ono meets nowadays." replied
the Colonel. "I shall never forget the day
be got his V. C at Ashallau (.uslin. I fancy
I can see him now, falling back on our
r-areba with scarcely twenty men. and those
two Krupps they had taken out of the Arab
fort. Most fellows would have left the guns
when that ambush attacked, and small
blame either. Not so Harry; he knew that
if tho rebels got them back they could have
riven us tho very deuce of a time of it till
reinforcements came up; so lie stuck to them
like a man, and brought thorn in safely.
"Why doLMn't he ask our niece to marry
him! Any fool can see that he wants to,
and 1 know that Nina wants to. and we all
want them to. Now. if I w-re dead .ipi.ii-t
the match it would have been over and fin
ished long ago. Then the irirl won't help
pull him on either. She ought to iliit with
young Jcrvis "
"Well, well, .Tack: theao things h.ive a
wonderful knack of coming riht when we
least expect. Anvhow. I can't see how our
talking half the night will improve matters.
It's a quarter past one; I'm oiT to bed."
So, after the master or the house had sat
isfied himself that all the fastenings were
secure for the night, the two line old broth
ers strode up stairs together, caudlestick in
"Jack. I believe that window on the stairs
is open; I feel just like sneezing." and the
gallant Colonel pulled out his handkerchief
and with it his pipe, which merrily gamboled
down two ilights of stairs, and then, to
judge by the sound, shattered itself on the
"My old;mcers-chanm gone at last ! Never
mind. I hope no one trips up over the stem
to morrow morning Hood night Jack "
Their bedrooms were both on the first
floor, and in half an hour's time, as befits
healthy old gentlemen with clear con
sciences, they were both Tat asleep.
More than was Captain Henry Melville,
who had been feTcrishly pacing his rc0m
for tho last hour, hardly knowing what he
t bought of or what he did. Promoted out of
his turn for distlapuished service, he was
the youngest Captain in her Majesty's
urmy. aud.with his slight figure, clear akin,
and tho very smallest attempt at a mus
tache, looked a mere boy. Though no rela
tion or the Allingrords, he had been knows
to both brothers from his cnildltood, and
was now in tho last week or a long visit to
their house. Two months before he had
found that he was looking forward to this
visit with special impatience, though not
for one minute would he have admitted it.
Now that it was nearly over there was no
concealing from hiniself that he was head
over ear ia love with Nina Darlington, the
Baronet's niece. Bat however brave he
was ia the ield of battle. Master Harry
ia this aKair showed a lamentable want of
-2f!?,1TMfceiW"' whUe Harry' fort
waaallia chaacery: that is to say, there
waa aa tenia whether it was Ms fortuae or
TZodr?' He thought tbat to peeta
hie enttwaald he to betray Sir John', Had-
y. wd !? he, peea ilesa Cantata ia
regiBMatof foot, to awry Niaa Dariinv.
aetaasatoone of the Inert estate ia
V tt had alwava been a take lata
ft that thoturfa rii m .
reat feUew that erer Hepped," be cM
wr be bronchi to think hiaself aay this
MftfooL Even wbea he got bis V. Git
d-dnatsessatohlathat he had doae aay
thiat iWtfailariy brave; he had doae hi
would aay of ou-r.
lows, aoavjn aach a t tMinwa.
heieht of MeaamaUoa
would ever ceaae to re-
long walks by himself, and seeming In so
ciety, aa one of bis friends expressed it, 'as
nervous as a cat." A ad yet. sec hi baaaaav
blindness, he never suspected that his indis
position was noticed or the cause guessed
by bit host or any one clue. So be paced his
room up and down, up and down. Ho
would cut his visit still shorter and leave
early In the r-oraing tho day after Christ
was Day. He would volunteer for the
Egyptian army and get killed in tho Soudan.
Or he wouIJ offer to carry dispatches to
Einln and be caught by dcrvMies and put to
death by torture, which would be very nice
and very agreeable; but neither ina nor
her guardian should ever bear of hi hoje
Let us leave this young men. who is very
bad company, and making a treat as of
Himseii. nnu come up stair. Up. up, up.
past the second story, along this little pas
sage, up tho old corkscrew stair to the little
turret room. Hush' tread gently, for the
oceujiantof this room has had the sense to
go to sleep, liko a prudent girl who wants
to look her est In the morning. Light the
candle and we will M.e how Miss Niaa has
been amuMng herself before she went to
bed. Her sketch book and iienells are
Kcattcrcd about on the dressing table, so
she must have been drawing; and. to judge
oy the litter in the fender, she seems to
have torn her drawing up into very little
pieces and burned most of them. Luckily,
I was looking over her shoulder all the
time, sol can tell you what she drew. First,
she drew a young maa on horseback; then
she turned the paper over and drew an
other young man in knickerbockers and
a Norfolk jacket, with a gun on bis shoul
der. Then, takirg a fresh pieco of paper,
she drew a third, in a patrol jacket and
regulation boots, with a drawn sword in his
right bund, which with his left he seemed to
be frantically calling to smie ono behind
him to come on. Oil ! of course, we can see
it all now. They are all n.eaut for the same
person, and that person Lj Harry Melville;
but he's not nearly so tall or so well propor
tioned as you have drawn him. Miss Darl
ington; ho's not, really.
Ju:it now she is dreaming, dreaming that
she I looking at Millais' famous picture
Yes." She wonders why she never before
appreciated it so much, and sits down in
front of it. Soon she wonders what makes
the place so terribly hot. Then she fancies
that every one who passes is looking at her,
and is even certain that icop!e nt the end of
the room aro iwinting at her. Then sho saw
some onn pointing her out to an attendant,
who forthwith accosted her: "Ueg pardon.
Miss, but you're sitting on the stove. It's
made just like a bench; but it's a stove, and
my borders aro iositivo no ono sits on tho
Nina thought that this was really too bad,
and fairly lost her teiuor. "It's not right,"
she said, "to make the stoves so like tho
s"ats if you don't want people to sit on
them; but I knew what it was. and came
here because I was cold." "Oh !" "And I'm
going to stay here as long as I choose."
And disdaining further argument, she too
out her cataloguo and pretended to bo ei -grossed
in its perusal.
Very socn she could feel the heat under
her beyond a doubt, and most unpleasantly.
Hut mi obstinate are young ladies in Dream
land in practical life they are 41iirm") that
she determined to stay where she w:w
for a full live minutes by the clock. Thro
minutes; tho actual heat was not ho great,
but the lire underneath her was beginning to
smoke. Then she thought that all the by
standers, and among them all the in-opN? she
disliked, were saying that she would never
stay there another two minutes. Four
minutes; it was worse. Four minutes and
a half four minutes fifty seconds; it was
stilling at la,t! and she woke up with a
What a terrible r.mell or smo'ce: her
dream had Iven founded on fact. The house
must be on lire. Lighting a candle, she
ran to I he door and looked down the wind
ing stair, when suddenly some one threw
open the door at the bottom orit and a great
curling cloud ol blue smoke, but showing
flames liehind, rushed up through it, caus
ing Nina to drop her eandlo and run cough
ing and trembling bv-k to her room.
The Colonel's mcciWhuuut wa a big pipe,
and he had forgotten to knock outthcaslics.
so that, though it hall been in his pocket
for nearly five minutes, it was still jnt
alight when be dropped it. When it hit tho
stove it suapjied in two. The stem fell into
the grate, but the bowl, after rolling alon
"God help us, ray darling!" aaM Sarry.
This waa the flrst time that either of thes
For all reply she pressed bis hand and
turned her face calmly and trustfully up to
Had it been Harry's List second on this
earth, and be conciou of St, be could not
have helped kissing her then.
"Forgivc.me, ay darling," be said, hoarse
ly ; "but I lore you tvith all my heart."
"And I love you with all mine." said Nina,
simply. Then suddenly she cried : "Qalck!
There is a trap door In that corner; you can
reach it by standing on the drawers."
Needing no second biddinir, be leaned vp
on to tho drawers, and having felt for the
trapdoor, struggled with all his might to
ojea it. It was fastened on the Inside with
a bolt, which from long disuse bad become
that the fever had gone. There was or
eMtd aramJybelieTe that she waa tba
same girl who bad gone to bed ia the turret
room the night before. Presently ilrs.
Uickley arrived and told her that her sacle
were coming to fetch her ia the rcctor'a
Still Harry slept, though cow hi steep
TRIBUTES TO WOMEN.,
., ii t.. v.i Jli . i i -i I Jouag man wa. ununuutoun
seemed lighter. At length bo turned lastly J .,..,, J . .. . , . ,
on hit back, opened hi. eye, asd said. ' UiXU'' " rao-t pa-itfvo ord
"Nina," i " haw heard him sro throw
T irgiMt thvAtr i ifc n
j-f huM I: JVnv U wY-r svewrSy
ftcw.i SHrts i o grttsx&d. i
cwbstf &.. i,rr.cx ft. tt 1 CV
rv orfl f th vnut ifVt t
drritt-i ,'" tie f?t f Um VVtaU
trsil ol h4.h it ! bU Hlc
taio J p&ht4 irbtw. u rer4t Jls irfiBH-
the oil cloth, ultimately "fetched up" be
hind the umbrella stand. Here, I am sorry
to ay, Mary, the under housemaid, was in
tho habit of keeping n little bund Icor woolen
and chamois cloths, greatly besmeared with
lieeswav and turpentine, together with a
lump tr the former and ubotlic of the latter
materials which she useil for cleaning the
front staircase nnd the polished woodwork
in the hall. Some li"hted ::h fill oti ;hee
i nun- .nu. -.iniu wv.ii ;i siow anil smn iter.
Ing. As he gathen-d himself together for a
third try, Nina thrust a garden hammer into
his hand. It was a small but fairly heavy
one, which she uedfor nailing up tho creep
ers. A few blows with thl, another pull,
the bolt yielded, and Harry threw back the
trap. Sitting in the opening, he pulled Nina
up to his own level, and they were both on
Except for a little gable in the middle, ths
roof was flat. On one side and under the
turret was the blazing house; but on the
other, some twenty feet lower, tvo the roof
of tho laundry, which. Ixdng to windward,
had so far entirely escaped thecontlagration.
A watcr-pqie, standing out about two inches
from the wall, took tho draiuings from the
gutter round tho turret to a small rain
water cistern Used against the wall Just
alaive the laundry. It was down this that
they must go.
To climb down twenty feet by a small
water pipe with only one hand and your
legs to hold on by. and to supjwrt a lady
with the other, is no easy feat even for a
strong man and an athlete, and Harry was
neither. But love and desperation gave him
both strength atid skill to Mffonn the
descent safelv. Only when, about half way
down, first his legs and then his hand came
in contact with an iron supjort to tho pipe.
did he feel a momentary pain. And no
wonder; for passing through the wall and
being clinched on the inside, it was nearly
red hot. A gre.it tongue of flame shooting
out from one of the side windows enabled
those below to see what was hapieniug. A
ladder was placed against the laundry wall,
and amidst ltistly cheers they were quickly
half helped, half carried in safety to the
Thunks to the blanket, Nina had eseajHsl
nearly scot free, but Harry Melville was
badly, though perhaps not dangerously,
hurt. His left band in particular was ter
ribly burned. The doctor was among the
lookers-on and ordered him to bed at the
Kagto at once, while he himself hurried off
for the lotion and other necessaries to dress
Tho ladies wcro accommodated with beds
or 'shakedowns'' at tho vicarage; tho gen
tlemen hail plenty to do in helping their
host and his servants. Of course, next to
nothing could be saved from the bouse; it
was enough to bo thankful for that do lives
had been lost. The horses were blindfolded
and led away; tbo carriages and harness
were also saved. Then it was decided to
destroy u great straw stack lest the wind
should shift and tho fire lie communicated
to that and thence to the lodge. Hy this
time all the village was afoot, ho that there
was no lack or hands. A groom hud been
dispatched for the fire engine at the tlrst
alarm, and meanwhile a couple of garden
1i.jsu were played on the lire, but without
any appreciable result. About dawn the
engine arrived, and commenced operations
on the slowly ubsiding conflagration.
Though it was kept only four miles from
Allingsford, the "man who understood it"
slept nearly six further on, whereby, as the
obstructionist town councilor observed at
the next meeting, "considerable time was
lost." It was broad day ere Sir John, his
brother, and guests, having done all that
men could do, and thankeipthc villagers for
their willing help Iwth verbally and prac
tically this la-t by having a cask of treble
X broached in the yard-drove off to Lord
tf rand worth's, who had placed his house at
So it camo about that the Baronet sjsjnt
his Christmas morning in bed. In the alter
noon he rode over to see Harry, calling at
the vic.nage on his way. Here, clad mostly
in divssing gowns, tho ladies from AlHugs
ford House received him in remarkably
high pirits, notwithstanding that they had
lost all theipos'-e.Mor.s. Only Nina, in one
of tho vicar's daughter's dresses, accom
panied him to tliciuius, which were still
smoking sulkily. It was nut an inspiriting
sight, and they soon turned their .steps in
Mew Mr. Mkttfc MVMeflM Ta
IVrbiM Aiut ItU Wilt. I c ' - L4.
An unkind filorT rc if truv -wan j Cbafucl Wnsua is tho
told mo while I wa in Ln-Und of a 1 plvv
yountf lady ho married a tucrinc j HcMer Wosan t, tho ctvura o!
Ino younc man wa undoubtcsilr a i VolLir Wimn tnaoh u nflcft
cr. I civllitr atsd Hritr.
i ior i nave uearu mm sro tftrouch lvMair -N&trv sawaat t
"Not a word till you've bad your soup; 1 Iirpxy.-ms to set ul simple "Oo.l I woman U iMMirpiVWk
here It Is. all ready. Give it to mo. Mr. , morning' Tho ladv whom be ubs- j John Oaiaoy A in -ATI tbwt I as
Hickley. And now you ao.t have another qUtfnt!y married was of an etr.inonllv ! DT mother mula v
pdlow under you: o. Now, I'll hold the ! ?,.;" , ,w. . , , v ., i -' . T
basin, und If vou are strong eaousb, you , I,rnttcnl u,ro of "! -N maiden j Kn,Sio h,s.KPtHior J no hnv-.
shall feed yourself." t roo-"'y or Ki.shf;iInoa cloyed hr j ho kn oaly horetit.
"But Nina " methods. Sh. sjkiWo to th" point and WhllUer-W kw kl J34c.
aiieace. irs uney orders, w ay, nere . never left a thought unexprv-eU tf rhv such .. ,h U.M .vhL, i.
. ... - T. - - - - 1 -
hroi i'KHKiaolt-I l'h Adas had tbr4
four ! with ait hl ribs in bu Uslv.
j times mio ucvmiHj mat it as absiut ;indtf -WcMiMtn i lite m tor- 1 ?jria j-ntwatysa jr hi.
Cupula Melville's illness did not last very "tno for her to know lit- intentions, t foot bra t iwo-i vrowsnLv. i priar twl Ko wtt4 f fctj:tg
long he was moved Vt Hill's farm on the So the next time ho called, after they H s:. Hftrrvt; Htnn t bv4 at ho
umt.l At.. I k i..t Inft tftbrus fiir . ivPi ritt -. T .k
'i'"-"-'. iuiwiw--.- cuine ooiu my unc;t-s; tm suru us tnctr d.nietl it ih tin.T '. h.
put forth all the strength he could get to voices v.v hear. O, Harry!" I , J "-- '- n-
lear on the little knob, only to lacerate his ..ycs darii,,.." called ujKm her rnime thnw or
. ... .- . . ... i' t t - t
hands without being ab.e to stir tne xasten- "v told them."
It l n:W tiMtt . Uiitj, ixi ,
CCMUUTW o .nt jsm i-JlKl"--
jta.wr A4 aGxi u Um Is :
hlat few a iC- TW .iWlttctt'
iorta.Wr icuptd h a&sw rl W
Mrrlgv tMtt l -. UUwrv ,
live HMtaa vuurT l"xi a
i rt kit ntsrlr. "a. -jly u
niraaayandcould get up In about a fort- hlid Mlt,Hj thcmvJix., a. Usual on the cn.s. nd rtriWrt at Um -tv.
night, hsoon after that bo reioined his rtsrl. i , ., ..... .. ' noniwiitiuikwsnis
meat. I may mention, bv the way. that "'.- iufliy dux llrmiy: ".Mr. , l!alr -To u gontlmna wy
while he was in bed he got a long letter f " vert much rtnttored by the j woman i- a bvd ta rtkt ol lr .
rrom his solicitor stating that some missing IuU-nt you havy taken in me. and tho j aadi A hanUsottt otMr.a l a
IaH.-rs had just been founu in the lining of a :!ower yon have glv.jn me are vorr ' jywol: a good omna is a trar.
Sufll 1tI.tK itnWW)w.t lt. aImIih n !. -.. - .
pretty, but I feW that I -huuid not Ik Ijvmartlau Hjero Ua . M lb
doint: my duty :f I deltiycii any longer I beginning of all gtst tWng.
a.skini: you what your intention are; lUfufiHKsuW -A .a.-Moml4 ne-
wiuther do thco ititcutiou and pr- . man is aUnv 1h Ui" with hrU.
.. - ,
A JrH"ttySii4.j''.h4;'si .ojww
safe whieh establlthcsl hi claim to the
property in chancery beyond a doubt, and
promising that in two or three months at
the most he would enter into legal pos
session. The banns were put up on the 1st ol May,
Sir John having an old-fahioned dislike to
Living with two good-tempered old gen
tlemen, or course Nina escaped the lectures
and endless advice with which maiden
auuts and married friends so love to load a
girl who is going to embrace the fetters of
wedlock. True, the Colonel did try bis
Youui: Mr. Smith rose to his feet nnd
n blush roo to his click. Uoc9ayol
to fep'tilc. For a moment hi Up anil
tongue- ..med paralyzed. Then ho
managed to get out "M-M-.M-M-Mv
d -d-d -d-d" but ho could get no farther.
hand one evening, beginning by recanting M U " '"" "'" r any nam j thlog.
Cvi ley What l a uuua? aly
one of nattr' agri?l- blRMtWr.
Kichtor No man mn olUr tiro
piously or da r-ChUnottjdy withot a
Vrvants-All women nru SOod
gHl for nothing, or gts.i fr ian-
some or his exeneiices as a mess caterer,
and ending by saying: "1 hoiss also, my
dear, that you will let the unfortunate acci
dent which occurred at Christinas be a
warning to you uever to allow your maids '
to lie awake reading after they have gone j
to lnd. Of course Mrs. Hickley assures v.i ,
that such a thing was never done at Alllugs- ,
ford House; but there is not a shadow of a '
doubt in my mind that that wa how It camo
"It might have been one of the men j
"Tut, tut! my dear: that is perfectly im- j
lossibie. You can not communicate flrv to I
any thing from tbo tobacco in a pipe. No,
no; you may depend upon it, it was ono of
tho maids reading in Ik."
The marriage was celebrated in duo course
amid general rejoicings. Many were the
blessings fervently bestowed ou the young
couple by the honest rustics at tho church
door, and many a horny hand did Harry
shake oa that eventful morning; for his
bravery at the Are and bis genial, frank dis
position had completely won tho villagers'
hearts Nina they had always loved.
Old Sir John's voice trembled a little as
be wished thcm.ood bye, aud the Culonel's
eyeglass was very misty as the brother-,
stood together on tbo stes watching the
carriage disappear down the drive.
"She couldn't have done better," said the
"No. Jack; she couldn't." Chamber'
her of word, but Mis Smith. jutltia- ' Victor lliiat-Wiiwn 4st tbo
b!y, perhap, interpreted it to stand ! .-urpoat through a prof.otial ).ioO.
for darling am! tho youth'. acut. ..in-i N. l Willi The- weU tfeiatf in
barrametit to a mode.-t confusion in lifts I tht. undotM-ed w'k(mHof a ctW
making a formal jroMaI. j Franci I. A woman ctaa!. it;
Any way. .he tKk Mr. Smith by the who trut hor i tb voftsel of tar nUi.
haml. and looking into hi. eve. e- ShakoMHiaro -Thor a um- :
claimed: Mr. Smith. 1 upprvctnlo ! fair woman but he mottlU ia a gt. ;
your einbarrassment. but 1 under-faiiil
wjsat you wish to ay. You may Mptak
to papa, and if he approve. o do 1."
They wero married a few months
later, but Mr. Smith ha. never ox
plained satisfactorily to his friend
whether he iuttered into matrimony
of his own free will or againt It.
Anothor amusing cou-cquenco of an
impeded .speech comes to my mind
t.eorge Kliot - A jaionnW iwana
love i always ovoobadow mi by mr
Hdno-HandoMHJ wwnun .iltiiONt
rvHgtou aro like flow r wtthont jmr
ftime. Voltalro All tho nmmlag?. ol mmi
aro not wrth oao -onUmawt of a a -man.
l.s))olil S'hefor Hat one thUtg on
THE DOUBLE CHIN.
A lsdy who could not say twonty ! ,art" is lwl,r l,ui" ft wU Utnt I tho
wortls without tuttcriug ton gr.'ater mother.
or le.. oxtcnt called upon it family that Hceher Women are a tMw rn.
had moved into her neighborhood a i rvr.-nt.-d sluco tho world rotoivwl
.short timo bofore. A luck would Christianity
have it. in this familv wa a voting! Orvaut.- Bolweona siimat'.-yii."
- - i
Indv who stutti-rcd. and sh.- it whs vim i " no
oponed tho door when tho nforo-meii- a Pul
" I wouid not vuutNro U. W
Luther l:irth has nothing more
i tender than a wnatf heart wjwm It b
tinned lady called. For convriionci
let us call the caller Mr. X. and tho
girl who Ls standing inside the din.r tl"' nbo.lt. of pi'.v.
Is.MlssY. MinHtsMmr -For ului I nur
Mr.. X. was a little nervou. mid alhor in tho world tHw;hu t-noli iMWMty
thence her infirmity gathered stn.ngth.
Said -ho: ! M-.M-M-M-.M." and soon.
Ml. Y. gaod at Mrs. X. in aston
ishment anil n the "M'" piled up anil
nothing intelligible follov.'ed them, -ho
nkcl : "AVer- wor-w er-wer-wur- what
d-d-do you want?"
Now it wan .Mr. X' turn to bo a-
riiilfMoptier f.Vtrr J'rooounrrs It "lira
son's (Imtii Imajft."
Tlic great justilicatton of the double
chin re.stri, of votirsv, on its unrivaled
value as an index of cliaractor! Iti.s t
not ditlicult to divine what Lavatcr
thought of a double chin. He care
fully point. nut that man dilTers from ! tonishod. am!, worso stllj, angry. Slio
tho animal. chielly by his chin, laying j thought Mis. Y. wa imitating her. and
itdowntu.au axiom that tho chin Is , fhe said tolerably olcarl..: Vou are tin
the distinctive characteristic of hu- m-m-m-m-most im-im-impudent girl I
inanity: consequently, double-chinned i ever saw."
people are djnHijUicrontmted r-om
the beauts that porifli, which is greatly .
a a womnn oyf
Mich. -Ik t WoautM I tho SaMlay of
man; not hi reH iMily. but kfc Joy.
tho ult of hi. 1U.
Murgarot Fuller U! - Womaa U
born fur loo. awl H I lmfhUle to
turn hr from seoklag it.
loul Ionoyor A wornmi nmy m
ugly. lll-hnpsl. nickiti. Ig noma I. filly
anil liipid. but hanliy iv.tr rlt)tiiMMk
!,ord lindalt. If the wlulo worl.1
ml ifli-at h.A tr-,j-t.ttTi s !tjm im4
la rsMiMrUM. lik thi rtW-v W b.
sbM. 4 It h protr! drl-j
Mtrrv-tMMi to crjltjr tcp. tH
Ctlttrn in Uo ncljhsrlHVl.
A .jam-viUii. Ca.. 4r &U sp
MMpadl mHtt4 Ir a twV, r4 t lb
Mil at Ul1 lima . ,&.! i-i-M-i
! nisi, a Rinlt vmtM?vMMi t the Vtam
of aa oW .!I m tkvti M b
trM to rin ih oUmt 4tg In tit
rtl. na i, Mi t-pn nmM kih
- A AtMtal tmkmti, imr aigrtM b
hnm ihiuh4 .NHO. Tdwa ,
k Um frw)MPt4 ulraty ml r.
Jot Ii rrt . Wlw K arv.
wa a stave hm4 Issm1 ot brw4
nd tt mkvI -a vmmi Vs lM4 ai 4M
U hW Um Ist Urtb ta tfco ri4. A
a - m Um-jmu t4$im W
Ihtm U dy. . ig m bi
in vklyt. Ht s s-ttuatb
-A Nt .rUma t&4y L )4f .
da ll.MjgW" m. of tJ hi ettttM
prtat tidli at Fall ltir Iwayqw-.
wad .! U Ur thj wars. -et
Wick U hW tstfMMnU Mk.M-tfy afWr
ward U . Dm btratknl 4mli;m
. cnlWs jit.t nsit4i ta JC-
Itailrwuit bittor to tho mill mm- 4
miiiidiHg aa otplanntkni. la nHm
bo rcviv a hadoitM h.arit tr bm
Th m f titamand tor tlpbt Urn
Jlro-nnit- lm r.Uy tw, rHtlpU"
la llagtaad FK 4Uoti4 m ,
In tho friMii hm4 1m-h .-t. ha4 It t
ald otinbln tho u-r to to to t, iMa
and corrrst aim in a Ui4 Uir-WU
Th brilliant ar s dun) ttiot iMMto
dlnt.'ly tho jtH; i htsMtghl tu Um
hoMhlr th n.v in th mi nat tfc
j altgiist.ont. amI tlto ty lak aln wtyls.
out tl- l.tio-l hrf(Vt;ifm.
Tbtt nwt ti drllltNC T4 Q im
stnt.1 to ) n)MHt Ulo Jm, f
an oil w-oll oa4r lh tm- Mstthaa
It vnrln tuualty Intm t&Jfrl la rfiM,
n'orillng to t4t dwfli. hmfm til
preducltvn mHurs.t nn mrmrmt tfce
urfwr... tb sa i tmmUimilj W 'I"V
moUiisl piirii4 t tb mmtm ia UMb
rt. A tltrrir-k t rt K mp an ib
iHttttoltMl nttouf th vlL a4i a t raffN
Iroa pp.t dH.wi thrMgfe vb fl mtHk
until It nsvhii. tJ. wrttLl a.4t rt
wore pul Into ou ! and mr mioUmm " tb f lty In ird tn.
ing lire. However, as there was verv little ' "!e""v" ,of the village. Dr. ilrown met
d.r..:;htintl.ehall,;.ud the umbrella stand I V'0'" I , T"" ,C '" J"lh, " Kn,V0
stoiht on a slab of jwlMieii granite, all might .' . ''.' In .rt'!,,Jr T9 s,r Johns in-
wbUe that abe did ao
yet have been well; but it Was fated other
wise. When the rags had been smoldering
quietly for about half an hour, aud se-med
ia a fair way to burn themselves out. a big
rat. taking a constitutional in tljo vieinit..,
attracted by the sinel I of burning beeswax-,
came to set. what wn the matter. Natur
ally burning his nose, he wh:kiil away in
great wrath, and so upset the turjiot.tine
bottle, to which there was no cork. In u:i
instant the floor for a yard round wa;
covered with burning spirit. There was
nothing to Mop tho flames, which caught
first the umbrellas, then the hall table and
the woodwork of the stairs, and then the
wainscoting, and any thing and every thiug
that there was to catch.
Harry Melville was the first to give the
alarm but too late for the slightest hoje or
extinguishing the .huac. In f.u-t. when
once a large house, dry and airy and larpelv
titled with woolwork, has fairly caught tiro
a doen engines can not put it out liefore it
is thoroughly gutted rrom basement to attic.
The front staircase would soon bo impassa
ble, so that when the guests were roused
tho only thing to do was to lose no time in
saving the women and themselves. When
Harry saw this his first thought was for
Nina, and he tone up stai-s with the flames
litbrully at his heels. It was ho who ojeued
the door at the bottom or tho corkscrew
stair, admitting the volumes pf hot smoke
as they rolled fiercely upward. He saw her,
cat.dle in band, when she fell buck, blinded
and coughing; the next moment ho had her
in bis arms. He thought that there was
still time to make a dash for it. down thj
fiery stairs: It was the only chance to save
her lire. Ono moment to wrap a blanket
round his darling as a protection against the
hungry flames, and then for tho rush.
Whether he lived or died afterward did not
matter if he could only struggle on to the
bottom, where other hands would be ready
to take charge of his precious burden. That
moment's delay saved both their lives, for
just as he snatched the blanket from the
bed, when, if they had started at first, they
would have been half way down the first
flight, came a bang 1 crash: aa with a deafen
ing noise a portion of the outer waU of the
room and the whole of the corkscrew stair
case fell while the whole building shook. In
the gunroom, oa the second Moor, wen kept
the stores for refilling empty cartridge
cases, which Included two large Masks of
teal powder which bad caie f ron Londoa
only tbe day before. These, aa well aa sev
eral hundred full cases, had exploded and
eaased tbe damage. Retreat by the stair
case waa now impossible. Under tbe win
dow waa a sheer drop all the way to tbe
grouad; a meakey coald aot have aaved
The explosion had had one good effect, for
la blowing out all tbe wiadowa, aad evea
part of the outer wall aa that aide, it
allowed tbe wiad, which waa Mowiagfreah,
to take most of tbe saoke aad beat overte
the other part of the heave; otherwise tbey
Bust toe bare beea aafbeated. Tbey
were stand lag together la tbe earner by tbe
door. Though her feel were oa the greaad,
Kiaa waa still ia bis am, wttk tha blaabet
ipnry alter his patient: "Not so well as I
could wish, by any incut: the burns were
bad enough, and now a I-ver has come to
complicate matter. He seems to have a
splendid constitution, though, and that's
half the b title. 1 shall telegraph to Loudon
for a nur-e, and we ought to pull him
through in a fortnight."
-out wnai s.:ati you uo tin tne nurse
comes." asked Nina.
That." he replied, "is Just what 1 w:is
coming to. Can you spare me l!r. Hick
ley." (.Mrs. Hickley w-.uthe housekeeper )
"Stiocan bedcH.ndod upon, and wiil Is.
nblo to carry out my intentions better than
the eop!e at the inn."
"Take her and one of the maid, too,
doctor, if you like." said Sir John. "Nina,
you go and sec about it"
"Shan't we send u mes-agc. unclel" said
Nina. 'Then you and I will wait in the
Kagle till they come: and if any thing in
wanted, 1 can do it."
"Perhaps that would be lest," aid the
docjnr. "1 am going to the vicarage, and
will be the me.enger m.self. But tlrst
come up aud see him."
They entered the inn and went up stairs
to the sick-room, the doctor leading the
way. As ho opened the door he held his
linger to bis lips as a sign for them to be
silent. Captain Melville was sleeping
"Splendid 1" said the doctor as soon as
they were outside again. "But 1 takeno
credit to myself. A good constitution,
that's what's doao it. If he only sleeps on
for a couple of hours now he is us good as
cured. Now I must be off. There is some
soup being made for him down stairs. He
ought to have it the moment he wake. In
fact. Miss Darlington, I think that the fcot
plan would be to keep it in the room on tbo
"Uncle," said Nina. at soon as he bsd
gone and the landlady had been dispatched
for the soup.
"Yes. my dear."
Captain Melville has asked me to marry
him." It was lucky that they were not in
the sick room, for, Sir John's long-drawn
Whew!" would nave aiost assuredly
waked the invalid.
"And. pray, when was thia arranged I"
"la the conservatory I"
"During the fire l"
"And you said I"
And suppose I say aof"
"But, uade, you won't say aa."
O, well, siace yoa seem to be of that
mlad, I suppose I had better aot. Give ae
a kiss, you so leu little rogue, if tbey are
aot all bespokea. Ha,ba,ba! Itblakthat
I mast leave yoa ia charge here, aad go aad
tell George. BeasJdlast aigbt tbattbne
tbiags bad a woaderfal kaack ef comiag
tight. This is tbe best piece ofaewal
bad for maay a lea day." Aad m tha
walked hack ta the rectory all who
aow well he carried
ZllaawaeTc7 baser, sittiar at th
to their credit. IIu expressly take-,
for his model of "tho thinker, full
of sagacity anil penetration.' a man
with a lleshv double chin, coupled with
a nose rounded at the end. The por
trait ho fives is i.vt'ii h.-tt.M- flinti tin !
letter-pro", a the gentleman js Hmiid
with nt leat live chin, so that hi. lowet
jaw is a vista of magnificent distance. ' lunjh lh-.iitrh
like ashitigton. This happy physi
ognomy of the double chin coupled with
the rounded noe. chtirneturixc.. hi
tells us. tho mind which can rie te
height, and which follow;, its design.- !
Puzzled Mi Y. grow mad at till,
and slammed the door in Mr. X'
face, and reported to lo-r mother that
sh had just convened with a manioc.
A groat dititrbanco shook tho neigh-
borhood in consequence of thi inter
view, but mutual friend tcpped In
and explained to tho Indie- the truo
origin of the ditlieulty. and thev grew
to be f.-ist friend nfterward. I'U'j-
Let, therefore, these with I
Tin. 'lly l'r IVirr llullt lot lb
.M If !ir of tlir Nria.
There wa a sublime ru!hlen
about tho Czar l'eter which reminds
u at every tep of tho operation
of the force of nature What rooked
with retleetiug tirmncs
doub'e chins rejoice, whether they pos-
ses rounded no-es or not. and quote he how many of .o.) icrf. whom ho
Lavater in grtititude. He gives again ( itnpres-ed every year to build hii city,
another example of the ilouhlc maiton. 1 perished in the marsh? A little a
and the face o endowed, he say. en- j the. earthquake which engulfs a city or
into tloi oLhr. tho Auri! wontri kloic
tho lwan. i
MalherK Tlwr" aroiilr tvro lwn
tlful thing In the world--wom-m nail
roe.. and only two fWtrot tltltip
women and ini'HMo.
Hu'wrlAtton (K woman. In ordl-
ttiii;,itie:iliv, is l.eaon own image,
lie quite revels in thi feature. He
takes an example of Raphael with a '
beautifully rounded double chin, and in
criticising it ho acknowledge-, that the !
profile is wanting in truth, harmony.
and grace: but then. a.ks he. how i. it '
it so strongly take captive our sym
tho typhoon which ib olaty a province
He wa an olemetit-tl force "inhodied in
human form and what a forcy. Xo
ono can properly appreciate the colo
il energy of the man until ho 1m had
some acquainUmeo with the unconquer
able inertia of the jwop.e whom i'etor
Kt him-elf to force into step with na-
dUtliieI rbraotilMtfi!, tdl
ka n ta ttr4 lr4 ? &i Um
jmti autlwrtty a to thy Otm &
trrorr thiHg l hi!iry ttV phim
Wrought by a rt-U fMh aljbt V
tbtt 1hmi if rU h tiNMt fc- tuaaa I
tdg tif m4ms ra net rt4 'ITa
narv mts. wro a morUi. how in onronrtiojiMt fi-fewd lUw4tNH4 )Ua
the great and mr.. .tv-at f Mfo dol " M. X . iW .jbrnng. "
thou "II inu til naeal! 1 "ITi-tlie whu?" ab4 hm i.
Savillo- WtMjieu ltvf moro -tr.JH)U j " 'IVlsfliMau, X . t
in their lxk than we Hova la our la ! oaf Uwlt bl lwt Imu) mm klM btf
and moto powr by thHr ttair Umwi rbrdirf-fUl rmd b. HtM.e4
w. lutvc by toir arguiweni. j Mily. by wajr wfoayUnatlaw -tt
Kmerori -A lxraaUf.il vromas Is a ! r alr la rf.i.. .tr. " VwW$
practicitl jH":.UMnmsbriagt aw4-. Utw.i.
ttf .! J.. .xiIIh.,1,
TWftf ns aa "sipitnwkMa raj4t
ia tb RmgfUk rf trMrb &m
"u4 haniiMwiMMi iU Uka wf
IfeaZ UMy rku-rm mi mm tfc m mm4
... . . . . rsk .
give a ymatllxlatr h'tartas: v mum i - mt. i r-j i .. plif .
who urn In hitc. IV Utry orr aid. ttb bbb th- ---- "If ntlfc 4
tdantln1' t.niderao". !o nad
queue., in all whom -b apWKUiw.
Anna Cam Mowalt MWoruia.
-prinkln aehe on Uh birt oi Xhm
woman nwi bring forth gwusw of
strength of which tha h-ewslf haw no
Thnfktjniv Almo; all umm will
tloiy grow young again In t44 mvme--ntion
atnl renew vb4r own rly time.
Moa are not quit m gwieraw.
I M P R OVeVhE HO RS E S.
tuitliv3 ")iip ! tht lllttiiirt5 Af.Y. ft in. ?iirtflrsiI-A if i'. !: iti t1 ti. rf
' awi V lit IWllt OII.I T, .!'..' -.-.-W'tV"t- IX 4JI.T wwW ..,,-..
Iv in the chin, he answer., and as the . Mucovv. Kven to tlii-i dav hi conn- ing l-ttr lHrs in tbo nigtaMM t (..
chin is a double one. the matter is no trymen have not quite made up their I is
longer a mystery. Ho points trium- ' minds whether lie wn- a thnd or an
phantly to Cicero's magnificent double J archangel, antichrist, or a a new ava
chin. and in a burst of oloquoncc. ays of tar. Hut -ttroly in all h:tory there are
Wren's that, if you can find a man with , few more pathetically tragic sp.tacl
(among other things) such a chin a ! than thi tremendous battle with mud
that, without being gifted with some : giant. on the part of thi m.td.rn
extniordinary talent, he renouuees for-. Thor, a struggle coatanlly r.;
ever the .science of physiognomy, j newol by hi unconqnemblo will.
What Lavater has thus laid down, j but constantly thwarted by that tu
experience simply corrobonito. The i pidity againt which the god them-double-ehinned.
therefor., should hold i solve contend in vain. I -unp.e Mr.
I ttful mlad.
r.." W!.vMa.' Mu-z u tfc mm
rrri mpv'r ( i..rv ,.i o. - i (srv-r; b It I la mri, athiila av
,,,-n.i mil in... -,. . tMt , T ,. T.T.
A very cunrntm HXet. for aot bn. wiwti,,,. .4HS1- .. awi -.
lt id tittat ..-,,.- .,. .
t t ff. --." .rrr r
no itemnan tr aca an.u. 1. th j,,, aU . ,.
i- of U-n rWal that a Hen4 -. tfco ,, nwmj pr-sMaos
goti enmigh;aod tiutt brwodlag frw , to Karr'4l." j pr, f.,,,,
a fitll-bb-Kln.1 niial t lt skhi j lhflt ,, rj, 'l
thrown awny. Kt j-rtoro ha- ilmtatttr- j wa. .j, Wil Umt.iUmr .jy u ,
strati dlUerfntly. ll h lr - I --!- ltigb --H Ian al rlfc."
liko many wrUoHtm- ro. "m trl J Ur .vrtilal7 mt)trm aM mgt4wW
worthy horis nr-r find inr -plw. 1 .,, -ts,,--,, , .,.. .. .
m i mm - r- - r r - r mrwm tm mi . r iri -
seo in tho
their heads up higher, in the conei- J Auberon Herbert
entiousness of motlost merit, and jfive j story of Peter's
free play aud just prominence to their j knout a nation into reform a telling
certificate of character. It i, as f objc:t leon a. to the fatuity of all
hinted uliovc. rather diflicult at preent j efTort to force th pnisu o' nature. Hut
to tell who is endowed and who is not. I l'eter himolf. with !U fiery cnergv
I'ortntit-painters are craven enough to I and unconquerable will, was at lea.t
dissimulate a double chin: they leave
it to the caricaturist, who seem to think
it great fun for a popular statesman or
poet to havo two chins, wberea-s thoe
appendage are the secret of their
success. Some of our most observant
writers have got a glimpse of the truth;
Mr. Wilkie Collins, for instance. He
very properly credits Count Fosco, the
man of daring, resource and determin
ation, with a double chin, to which
Foco"s pet cockatoo calls public at
tention, by rubbing his head against it
ia the most appreciative Baooer pos
sible, out your ordiaary norelist
would sever have thought of that. Aa
aa Englishman, by tbe way. oae natu
rally turns to Shakespeare, to tm
whether his appearance corroborate
Lavater' s view. Shakespeare un
doubtedly foresaw the poiat, aa ha
foresaw every thisff else, but he waa
sufficiently artful to wear just aaosf h
beari to place it is eternal doubt
whether he had a double chin or not
Thus heleares it open to nil partiea.
single-chinned or double, to quote hia
as an instance ef say thing they UJm,
which, after all. ia the great we whieh
a. fundamental a ple'e of nature a
tho slugglshno aad superstition with
which he waguri so Qr' a war. I: i
true he failed in much, aad nauir
thing havo not turned out as h
hoped. Kven St. R;terburg i now
admitted to tccupy by no means tht
most desirable site o n the Russian &
board. The mortality among the Icrie
whoe labor b-tilt the city wa grsat.
but the number who perish by the m-
heAlthines of tbo sits year affcrr yemr.
even to this day. is still more appall
ing. The death rate of St. P!--rsburjj
Ls nearly double that of London, aad.
even if all allowance L taaJe for tM
difference of aaaitary sdeno:. the xaor
tality due to the site aebrctAi by Peter
eaa hardly ho leas thas 10 per l.O
per annum. As the population at the
capital is 939.000, this is oqui valest to
aa anaual hecaioab of 9M) ric&as
sacrificed to th maae of the Despot
Reformer. Ownlcmpmraty MecUr
They say that n Baajror tawyer.
aeted for beiag ahsenV-adaded. cat
up his own stain the ether day. and
aeiag a notice on hi door -Reck nt te
i "rrtet ujflo'?.. Hut H a f
'" I laf.
rilrr. tial t.r I v.r
mtUly got-1 animal 1- ril in nho. ; ia y; frsJ ..j.. Uu,. ,
any x'tlm nnd thert-l to J-jWiatfUaasw TaaWiL
for them almtMl e.ry who., mw; or M-rll-. f'-;,W Ij. uM
going hundred of mr. to "ww tA jw UttM u Mpfxu
few animal. Vor "Uimple, feoW f tfair ii hn W U.- .ji
farmer go into a e country, whrw , -j,. wb-?;, .pp ttr WJ JtiWr
.. . .v 3..i,.. inw X-ttV CM! ... -
Uie- - . .-..-. .. - -- -..-.- jfn -nq rilMHrt-r tfi th.
.. (. ... ftra ulus. t ttA I
nrrru ji-- - ..-. - i- - ' -
will oniy i-tw j:" - "- .----- . utj, m -4xiirxi 4 ..W
Ho furth-nw.r b; ttot tvtractcn H;oe-,. tfc ka aou. .j
over hi neighbor of btag lh- JU-t fl J . &k jj.,
that t-xtion to -Ur tb firM. asd uj, y UXr ,mM i
l rFk. rarr all s it JL . a . a
1 .-WV jri S-l"-. Zm a. Iirlf31fM ? T. t'P
L bocld h- hr- a f &A Wjt4. Uh. Uf0tt ,4 fc SmMfmt fc
for aJ it b- -ry X ! frrtmr ' fc.i Ur ttUhU. -..
.r lor him to A! t ho u,,,, wrprrd - mh tey..
w a .!.! ,'s-aV's & . fm " . J-
hurer will naturally Co.ay u
him lor inforn:Urf r-rrding oUt-t
ajar. ix- "?'" i.'V. tii
dttrrt3 S4 a. . ,,4. j, ew
aniraal in bl leo of reoet-. the ; UUr U'. 14 114
virtually aiding In ublUhir tor hi frf4Ulk,w - hnmkmt ,t ,
a. retnitAtirtn a a hrr-drr of rvt. i- dinrl with lW . .
aal. Nor thl a!osr, be m lt
haTc the exprijeo in his lis of
htyrniag. whi4ih a!oa- is aiit cer
tain sococ. With Vbrrni --as-iU to
artual bias la hi projret. whC
otiM.r rv thiakia abwt It ? Js at
wo. WTslie tbryr beriasint. h
I. ralargtsf aad iproric i hxnl.
True he I istraawtl i crHg
saritrt tnr theft. hbX he lov sthlt
mad caias aHch. eeh ha r the
experiesr 0 awy a-p-bbrhe--l.
Brtrd g&Bd aslaaaU always Inm rrrls
tred (aot snerely -ymAtrr') walm.
Crvaie a ssppty ef f &
the 4esand will c-rtaksly ljig.a
irea year to jraar erer aad ahn the
acpylyQrenf JmM Fmrmmr.
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