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Look up! tho world is wide. On land and sea.
On ship or shore, there ia no rust, no rest;
A heart throbs outtvard from each human
And moves It onward to its destiny.
What if its bidden doom must end in death?
Why. meet it bravely, with the Tionest
thought 'i '
Of no (rood deed undone, no ruin wrought.
To kill tho hope that soothes a djiffg breath.
Ho who would soar from darkness Into light.
And, like Icarus, mount on waxen twinrs.
Will never reach and touch the golden
That open the gates which close upon the
Who rises, lifting others up with him,
Ia strong indeed. Within his call or reach
Are hands that aid him hearts that help
What he has learned himself, and taught to
Wc build our. thoughts like mountains to tho
The mystery of our being still unsolved.
Save thatwe know our lives are not evolved
For tho feole end of filling empty shrouds.'
William Ward in New Orleans Times-Democrat.
HOW THEY MADE MONEY.
Pack up jour things as soon as you
please, my dear," saidMr. Chesney.
"We're going to move on Saturday."
Mr. and Mrs. Chesney were a matri
monial firm, there was no question about
that; but Mrs. Chesney had. always been
a silent partner.
("If ever I get married," said Elma,
a bright-eyed girl of seventeen, I won't
be put upon as mamma is!" "Papa is
& regular despot that's what papa is!"
decided Will, a tall stripling of fifteen.)
"Where, my dear?" askeu Mrs. Ches
ney, with a little start.
"Into the country," said tho family
autocrat "I'm tired of this city busi
ness; it costs a great deal more than it
comes to. I'm told you can live at hall'
the expense in the country."
"But," gasped Mrs. Chesney, "what
is to become of the children's educa
"There's a very good district school
in the neighborhood, not more than a
mile distant," explained her husband,
"and the exercise will do them good."
"And what are we to do for society?"
"Pshaw!" said Chesney, "I wouldn't
give a rap for people who can't be so
ciety for themselves. "There'li be the
housework to do, you know nobody
keeps a girl in the country and plenty
of jobs about the place for Will and
Spencer. 1 shall keep a horse, if I can
get one cheap, for the station is half a
mile from the place, and I've bargained
for a couple of cows and some pigs."
Will and Spencer looked askance at
"It'll do us good to walk a mile to
school," muttered the elder; "but father
must have a horso to carry him half a
mile to the station."
"That's father's logic all over," ob
While Mr. Chesney explained to his
wife the various advantages which were
to accrue from the promised move.
"ItTs unfortunate," said he, "that El
ma and Rosie aren't boys. Such a lot
of women-folks arc enough' to swamp
any family. Men, now, can always
earn their bread. But we must try to
make everybody useful in some way or
other. It's so' health'. 3011 know,"
added he. "And the rent won't be half
of what we pay here."
"Are there an' modern conveniences
about the place?" timidly inquired Mrs.
"There's a spring of excellent water
about a hundred yards from the house,"
said her husband.
"Have I got to walk a hundred yards
for ever drop of water I want?" said
"And a large rain-water hogshead
under the caves of the house," added
Mr. Chesney. "And I've already got a
bargain in kerosene lamps. As for
candles, I am given to understand that
the good housekeepers thereabouts make
'em themselves in tin molds. There's
nothing like economy. Now I do beg
to know, Abigail," he added, irritably,
"what are you looking so lackadaisical
about? Do 3'ou expect to sit still and
fold your hands, while 1 do all the
work? Give me a woman for sheer
"I am not lazy, Georsc," said the
poor wife, with a bewildered air; "but
ail this is so new and strange at first.
But Til try to get accustomed to it I'll
try my very best."
"Nevertheless, Rosic and Elma and
their mother shed many a salt tear into
the trunks and packing-boxes, on top of
the woollen blankets and' rugs and piles
of domestic linen.
"I hate the country!" said Elma.
"I'd as soon go to prison and done with
it" h l
"Oh, Ellie, don't talk so," said Rose.
"There arc wild roses and robins there,
just as one sees on the painted plaques
in the shop windows. ' And perhaps we
can have a flower-bed, and some dear
little downy chickens."
But the first sight of Mullcinstalk
Farm was dispiriting in tho extreme.
Between rock and swamp, there was
scarcely pasture for the two lean cows
that Mr. Chesney had bought as "a bar
gain," and tho hollow-backed horse,
which stalked about the premises like
some phantom Bucephalus.
The apple trees in the orchard were
three-quarters dead, and leaned sor
rowfully away from the last winds,
until' 'their boughs touched the very
ground; 'the fences were all gone to
ruin, and the front gate was tied up
with a string.
"Is this toie?" said Elma, with an
indescribable intonation in her voice.
"We'll get things all straightened up,
after awhile," said' Mr. "Chesney, bust
ling to drive away the pigs, who had
broken out of their pen and were squeal
ing dismally under the window.
Mrs. Chesney cried herself to sleep
that night and wakened the next morn
ing with, every bone instinct with shoot
"And no wonder," said Spencer.
"There's a foot of water in the cellar."
"Wc must have it drained," said Mr.
Chesney, with an uneasy look; "but
there's plenty of things to do first"
And now began -a reign of tho strict
est economy. Mr. Chesney himself paid
for everything with checks, and not an
article came into the house or went out
of it without his cognizance. New
dresses were frowned upon; spring bon
nets were strictly- interdicted; orders
were issued that old carpets should be
resewed, and broken "dishes repaired
with cement and quicklime.
"Saye, save, save! That is the chief
thing," ho kept repeating, briskly.
Women-folks can't earn; they should
try their best to save."
"It's all very-well for-papa," growled
WilL 'Ee goes to the city every day
and sees something besides the pigs and
the dead apple trees. He orders a new
suit when he needs it Look at mam
ma's patched gown and Rosie'sdyed
bonnet-strings! Why, they can't even
go to church, they are such objects!
Me gets his lunch at a restaurant and
tee cat cold beans, and drink dandelion
coffee and sage tea,"
"Boys," fluttered Rosie, Tyean idea.
Mary Fenn, who lives on the next farm,
you know, came to see Elma and me
yesteraay. Papa is earning his living;
we'll earn something, too." .
"1 should like to know how," mut
tered Spencer. "I might go out some
where as farm-hand, if it wasn't for that
wretched old horse, and the pigs, and
the woodchopping, and "
Oh but there is something that
won't interfere with the work, nor with
school!"! said cheerful Rose. "Jast
listen aU'I ask of yon is to listen!
And the weeks grew into months, and
the red leaves eddied down in little
swiils from tho elm trees, and "pig
kflnrifciimo" came, and with tiie aid of
' TfionelMBTlfr.'Chesney laid
aown bis own stocK of pork and saus
ages for the winter with a sense of be
ing triumphantly' economical. ;
The family' had Jctt of complaining
now. Apparently they were resigned to
their doom. But there were some
things that Mr. Chesney could not ex
plain at ail.
A new rug brightened up the dismal
hues of the parlor carpet; Rosie had a
crimson merino dress, trimmed with
black velvet bars; Elma's autumn jacKet
was edged with substantial black fur;
and grand climax of extravagance
Mrs. Chesney had a new shawl, in
Elace of the old broche garment which
ad been her mother's before her?
He looked over tho housekeeping
ooks with renewed vigilance; he con
sulted the stubs of his check-book with
a glance that nothing could escape.
"I don't know how they man
ageit" said, he, scratching his nose
with the lead pencil that he always car
ried. "I hate mysteries, anil I mean to
be at the bottom of this before I am an
He took hi9 account-book under his
arm and marched into the kitchen,
where his wife was clearing away the
late supper. " "
"Abigail," -said he. "how is this?
I've given you no money. You've long
left -off -asking for money. How have
youlnanaged to smarten yourself and
the childfcnup so? IwonTt be cheated
by my own wife!" m
Elma set down the pitcher which she
was wiping and came and stood before
her father with glittering eyes and
cheeks stained with crimson, like a flag
"Papa," she said, "you must not
speak to mamma so. Mamma would
not cheat you nor anybody else. It's
money that we have earned ourselves.
Mr. Chesney stared at the girl with
"And if you don't believe it, come
and see how," said Elma, Hinging down
her toweL 'rMary Peim showed us.
She told us everything, and gave us the
first swarm of bees. There aro fourteen
hives down under the south wall.
Spencer sold the honey for us; and we
planted all the nice flowers that grow
down in the meadow, that you said was
too stony and barren even for the sheep
to pasture upon; and Will dug and hoed
around them after the work was all
done, and wc snt boxes and bouquets
of lilies and verbenas to the city every
day by Mr. Penn's wagon. And we
gathered wild strawberries before the
sun was up. and got cherries out of the
old lane, and the money is all ours
every farthing of it!"
"Honey, ch?" said Mr. Chesney,
staring at the row of hives, for Elma had
dragged him out into the November
moonlight to the scene of action.
"Well, Tvc seen these many a time, but
I always s' posed the' belonged to
Squire "Penn's folks. And flowers,
and wild berries! Didn't think there
was so much money in 'em. Believe
I'll try the business" mpself next year.
Queer" that the women-folk should have
got tho start of me!"
And after that he regarded his family
with more respect The mere fact that
they could earn money had elevated
them immensely in his sight But
when spring came he lost his ablest co
adjutor. j I
Miss Elma incidentally announced to
him one day, that she was 'going to bo
married to Walter Penn the next week.
"And mamma is coming to live with
us, added Jinna.' "bhe can't stand the
damp house and this hard work any
But Mrs. Chesney did not go to the
Penn Farm. Mr. Chesney hired a stout
serving-maid, and laid drain-pipes
under the kitchen floor.
If his wife really understood her busi
ness so well, it was worth while to keep
her well and active, he considered.
"I couldn't well leave papa, you
know," said Mrs. Chesney to Elma.
"He means well, and now that Rebecca
Beckel is coming here, and the kitchen
is dry, we shall get along nicely. I
wouldn't go back to the city for any
"Nor I, cither," said Elma. "And
oh, mamma, I shall always love those
bee-hives under the hollyhocks, for it
was there that Walter asked me to be
And Mrs. Chesney tearfully kissed her
daughter. She, too, had been happy
once, and had her dreams.
It was to be hoped that Walter Penn
was made of different metal from George
To Elma, however, all the world was
coulcur de rose. Had she not the eter
nal talismans of Youth and Love?
Origin or the Sweet llallads Which Never
"John Brown's Body" is an old Meth
odist camp-meeting tune, and the words
were adapted to it by a glee club of Bos
ton. It was first published at Charles
town, Mass. Captain James Greenleaf,
an organist of the Harvard Church, set
the notes for music, and a Massachusetts
regiment made them first noted by sing
ing them in Fort Warren in 1861.
The author of "Maryland, My Mary
land" lives at Washington, and you
may see him in the press galleries of
Congress almost any day during the
session. He writes gossipy letters to the
Atlanta Chronicle. His name is James
"America" was written by Rev. Sam
uel Francis Smith, in 1835, and it was
first sung in Boston on the Fourth of
July of that year. Like the "Battle
Hymn of the Republic" it was inspired
by a'great tune, viz.: 'God Save the
King." This tune is used in nearly
every country, ami has been ascribed to
Handel. The writer of tho words still
lives in Massachusetts, and he says that
he wrote the song at a sitting. He is
now 75 years oltC-
John Howard Payne's "Home. Sweet
Home" was written for an opera, and
he never got anything for it but his
tombstone in Oak Hill Cemetery. It was
first sung in the Covent Garden Theatei
in London, and made a big hit
Foster got $15,000 for writing Old
Folks at Home;" Charles Dibdin netted
several weeks' board for writing "Poor
Jack," while his publishers made $15,'
000 out of it Crouch, the writer oi
"Kathleen Mavournccn," received $25
for the production and afterward be
came a Degging tramp, while its pub
lishers could have built a brown-stone
front out of its sales. George P. Morris
wrote "Woodman, Spare That Tree,"
because the purchaser of a friend's
estate wanted to cut down a tree which
his grandfather had planted. His friend
paid the purchaser $10 to spare it Mor
ris was touched by the story and wrote
"Hail Columbia," was written by
Joseph Honkinson in the Summer of
1798, and ft was first called the "Presi
dent's March. ". It was always sung
when Washington came into the theater,
and one of the objects of its writing was
the cultivation of a patriotic spirit
among the people of tho republic.
Joseph Hopkinson was 28 years' old
when he wrote it It was first set to
music by a German, at Philadelphia,
"The Star Spangled Banner" was
written by Francis Scott Key while
watching the bombardment of Fort Mo
Henry. He was in a small vessel among
the British ships, and he saw his coun
trymen win the victory. All through
the fight he watched anxiously to see if
Ahe flag was stfll standing; looking for
it at night by the flash of the bombshells.
and anxiously awaiting the dawning.
jluc uuug was pnmcu in. toe Baltimore
American eight days after the battle, !
under the title of The Defense of Fort :
McHenry." " ' - j
Many people will be surmised to know
that "Yankee Doodle" is not of Ameri
can orijrin. Even the words date back
I beyond the days of Queen Anne, aud
the tune lsMill.oideiv in ..tne wwars 01
the Roundheads, says Commodore
Preble m his book on " the flag of the
United States, to which, by the way, 1
am indebted for much of this informa
tion, "Yankco Doodle" was appliud in
derision to Cromwell, and JVofessor
Rimbault a prominent physician of
1 London, wrote the song directed at
Cromwell under this title. The jmglc
of these two songs is about the same,
and the words are not much different.
Dr. Schuehburg first introduced the
song into this country in 1775, and this
was also in contempt of the ragged
colonial soldiers. At Concord and Lex
ington the British, when advancing to
tight, bravely played "God Save tho
King," aud after they were defeated the
Yankees, as they watched their retreat,
struck up "Yankee Doodle."
"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean,'
was written by Thomas a'Beckct an
English actor.who in 1789 was a teacher
of music at Philadelphia.
."The Blue and the Gray" was written
by Francis Miles Finch, and delivered
before a reunion of the army of the Po
tomac. It was drawn out by the fact
that the women of Columbus, Miss.,
strewed flowers on the graves of Con
federate and Union soldiers alike. It
was-publishcd iri the Atlantic Monthly,
WIT AND HUMOR.
Mousquetairc gloves are the rago ex
cept near swimming-holes, where "un
dressed kid" hold sway. Danville
A new game of cards is called
"matrimony. ' If the man wins he
takes the girl; if the girl wins sho takes
the man. Philadelphia Call.
China and Japan buy our dried apples
freely. Thus docs American industry
help to swell the population of tho
Orient Boston Transcript.
The information comes by cable that
Oliver Wendell Holmes has sat down to
table with Kings and Queens. This is
interesting :is far as it goes, but how
many of them did behold? New Haven
"Really, madaine.- your daughter is
perfectly charming. She must have had
many oilers of marriage." "You are
right; but then, you know, I am much
too- young to let her marrv. French
Merritt I see you have a new servant
girl. Little Johnny (confidentially)
Yes,- and I tell you she's a corker.
Bridget (sjteaking up) Indade Oi'm
not sorr. Oi cum from Limerick. The
Mamie Van Astorbilt "O, Mr. De
Fly, see that Van Islip girl with Baron
von Giescuback! Did vou ever meet the
Baron in New York?" Mr. De Fly
(lacouically) "No shave myself."
"I am perfectly at home in the wa
ter," said an old toper as he plunged in
to the surf. "That is where you have
the advantage over water," was the un
feeling remark of a bystander who knew
him. Boston Post.
A learned crank named Adams de
votes seven columns in a recent medical
journal to "The Dangers of Kissing."
He might have said it in five words;
"Kissing often leads fo matrimony."
"I am satisfied on every point but
one," said a gentleman to an applicant
for service. "I cannot get over your
nose." "That is not to be wondered at,
sir," replied the applicant "for tho
bridge is broken." Chambers' Journal.
A teacher, in catechising her class of
boys at Sunday-school, asked, "Who
was the strongest man?" A little chap
of eight vears answered, without a mo
ments hesitation: "Sullivan. Now
ask me who is the best rower." Har
A small Louisville boy, after being
naughty aud suffering greatly at the
maternal hand, or rather slipper, stop
ped sobbing long enough to look earn
estly at his mother and say, with em
phasis: "Mamma. I'm sorry you ever
married my papa."
Mr. B. (a prominent politician) Un
cle Rastus, I want you to come up to my
house aud vindicate the Kitchen ceiling.
Uncle Rastus W-wha' dat, sail vindi
cate de ccilin'? Mr. B. No, no, I don't
mean vindicate. I mean whitewash
the ceiling. New York Times.
New cashier I should like to have
an agreement with you to the effect that
I shali have a week's notice in case I
don't suit Bank president That is
easily fixed if you will agree to give us
a week's notice before leaving. New
cashier (thoughtfully) Well, let it go.
Bagley What in thunder does Peter
by always get into the hist row of seats
at the theater for? I have noticed him
there scores of times. Bailey Peterby
is a vcrv sensitive man, and is afraid
he woufd interfere with people who sit
behind him; he has such a high fore
head, you know. Tul-Bds.
Bobby came into the house sobbing
and told his mother that Tommy White
had kicked him. "Well, Tommy White
is a very bad boy," said Bobby's
mother, giving him a large piece of
cake. "You didn't kick liim back, did
you?" "No." replied Bobby, between
bites, "I kicked him first. Acw York
"Ah. Bagley! honii! again? How's
Mrs. B. and Amelia?'' "Still at New
port" "Enjoying themselves?" "Im
mensely. Mrs. B. goes battling and
Aurclia goes fishing." "Fishing? I
didn't know' that the fishing was good
at Newport." "I didtf t sav she was
fish." "O!" Philadelphia
Miss Llewellyn "Have you read
JoungMr. De Lyle's charming story?
t is just out and is perfectly delightr
ful." Mrs. Abernelhy "No;"l haven't
seen it I didn't know that De Lylc
possessed literary talent Did he in
herit it?" Miss Llewellyn "O, yes.
His father left him an immense forluuc."
A railroad president in North Caro
lina has been challenged to fight a duel
by a member of the Legislature, but the
railroad president absolutely refuses to
fight, lie feels that the relations be
tween railroads and legislatures are so
close that death in either case would be
fratricidal bloodshed. Washington
"I understand dat you hat vailed up
in pcesness, Mr. Levi." "Yes; I vas un
vordunate in a brivate sbeculation. Dat
vas not de vorst I vas deceifed."
"Vas?" "In my assignee He vas a
scoundrel. He vormed his vay into my
convidence und made me bay 96 cents
on de dollar. Did you effer hear of such
an oudrage?" New York Mercury.
A Boston lady was making some pur
chases in a drug store in Kansas City
recently, when a countryman camo
swinging along, and in a loud voice ad
dressed the dapper clerk with: "Say!
mister, goteny caster-ile?" 4Certainly,
sir." he replied. "Do you wish it for 1
lubricating purposes.-" "1 bunder, no:
Iwantcr greeze my waggin!" Boston
Mrs. Bullion I'm afraid, Mary Ann,
that you are inclined to be extravagant
Mary Ann Me is it? Sure, you are
xmstnaken. Mrs. Hnllion--xou burn :
too many candles. Mary Ann Me burn
candles, is it Divil a wan. Mrs. Bui- j
lion Everybody notices it; even., your
bean. ' Ipassed' the kitchen when he
was here last night and I'm sure I heard '
him say something about your taper !
waste. The Rambler.
a laconic tetter "in toe says of '49-'
a member of a party of miners strayed
away from his companions and was de
stroyed by wild beasts. The friend up
on whom it devolved to "break the
news geutly" to the bereaved parents
showed himself equal to the occasion by
writing the following letter:
Mister Smith Doer sur the Kiotes has ete
yur sun's bed oil Yura John Jones.
Harpers Magazine for September.
Mr. Hendricks had returned from a
week's fishing excursion, and the minis
ter had been invited to Sunday dinner
to assist in discussing the' catch.".
"What kind of fish are these, pa?" in
quired Bobby. "Trout my boy, brook
trout," said the old man proudly. "Ain't
they as good as fours?' "Fours? I
never heard of such a fish, Bobby."
"Yes you have. You told Mr. Feather
ly that you had had bad luck, because
you were the only one in tho party who
didn't catch fours." Ncio York Sun. '
A lady writes to the Journal: 4,Our
little 2-ycar-old boy is very fond of inedi- '
cine. No matter what the kind, ho '
takes it with evident relish and teases
for it on all occasions. The other day
he came running iu and said he was 1
sick and tired and his legs ached and
he must have some. To pacify him his j
mother gave him a tcaspoonf ul of cough j
sirup. After lapping out the spoon he !
looked roguishly up to her and said in
an appealing tone, Got two legs, mam- j
ma; inns'' have anozer spoonful for zo '
ozer leg.' " Boston Journal. J
It was at El Paso, Tex., that a citizen
buckled on two revolvers, seized .an
American Hag in his hands, aud was '
about to jump into the ttreet and yell,
"Down with Aiexieo!" when a stranger ,
laid his hand on his arm and whisper
ed: 'toif t! I'll give you a dollar not i
to." "Ain't you a patriot?" howled the
Texan. "O, yes." "And don't you '
want to see Mexico lioki-u?" "Certain- '
ly." "Then what ails you?" "1 want ,
to get rid of $6,000 worth of Mexican!
Central stock first Please don't add to '
the excitement" Wall htrcct News.
At a Country St tin.
An elderly woman, with keen gray
eyes looking sharply through steel
bowed spectacles, enters and casually
examines several bolts of lawn lying on
"Ah. good day, Mrs. II ." says
the proprietor, coming briskly forward,
anticipating a sale; "looking for
"No, I dono as I was." says the pos
sible customer, guardedly; "1 was just
"They're pretty patterns. 1 just got
"They're all so light"
"Light colors are all the rage this
summer. But here's a black aud white
piece that's just the thing for you. Now,
isn't that neat?"
"Yes, ruther; but it an't just what I
like. How much is it?"
"Fifteen cents a yard."
"An't that dreadful high for lawns?"
"Not for lawns of that quality. Just
see how fine it is."
"Yes; but they're selling lawns ev'ry
mite and grain as good as that in the
city at 8 and 9 cents."
"impossible, Mrs. H !"
"Indeed, they arc! And one of my
neighbors got a good niece for seven
"They aro not such goods as this."
"It's pretty nigh the very same
thing. I hadn't calculated on giving
more than ten cents."
"Why, Mrs. II-
this cost more
than that at wholesale!"
"Oh, I guess not Anyhow, I can't
give but 10 cents a yard."
"I can't take it"
"I won't give any more."
"Well, just examine that lawn close
"It looks well enough, but I an't at
all sure that it won't fade."
"I'll warrant it not to fade. It's a
standard make and fast colors."
"Well, how many yards are there in
"Thirteen; just a good full pattern."
"Eleven would be a great plenty for
"Now. I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll
let you have the piece for 14 cents a
yard, seeing as it's all I've got left"
"Can't you say an ev;n 12 cents to an
old customer liKe me?"
"No, really, I couldn't."
"Fourteen" cents is too much for lawn
that's selling cv'rywhere for 10 cents."
Oh. I think you're mistaken."
"Well, sec here, Pll give you 12$
cents a yard for it"
"No, I couldn't go below 13 cents,
and wouldn't let anybody but you have
it for that"
"Well, I'll give you 13 cents if you'll
call it twelve yards."
"But there's full thirteen yards in tho
"Well, call it twelve and I'll take it"
"Can't do it"
"I reckon you'll throw in thread and
buttons and waist-linings?"
"Couldn't do it for that money."
"Well, say thread and buttons, then?"
"I'll throw in a spool of thread."
"And a card of hooks and eyes?"
"Well, I don't know yes, I will."
"Now, why can't you say buttons,
"I really can not; I'm losing money
"And you can't make it 12J cents a
"Well, I guess I won't take it I an't
needing a lawn dress this summer, any
how." Youths' Companion.
Great Things to Be Seen in America.
A leading journal strikes a true chord
when it asks the question: "Is it in
order to seo walled towns that they (the
intending traveler) would have gone
to Europe? Where will they come
across one more to their mind than in
the Gibraltar of America, where Quebec
sits on her rock overlooking her mighty
river, with a view that has few rivals in
the world, with her: ramparts and cita
del, her mediaeval streets and dwellings,
her cathedrals and convents, and
strange schools and foreign tongues and
immortal histories? Is it only ancient
cities they desire? Then there is St
Augustine among its palmettos beside
the sea, almost at the extremity of tho
continent and almost as old as the dis
cover' of tho continent Is it semi
tropical beauty of landscape and weather
they would , have? Not all the soft
vapored citiesby the Mediterranean will
offer them more than Savannah and the
"Is it foreign life they want? Where
will anything more alien to all our
northern and eastern experience be seen
or heard than in the Rue Royale and
the Rue Bourbon, at the French market
or at the Spanish Fort' of New Orleans,
with its mocking-birds and magnolias,
where, as late as the middle of June,
gardens full of jasmine and oleanders,
cape myrtles, and palms, with moon
light that might be the northern sun
filtered through domes of crystals, mako
one doubt if it be plain, matter-of-fact
progressive America? Or where will
more quaintness and delight be seen
than in the Texas town of San Antonio,
where the roses lie on the red roofs of
the long and low dwellings, where the
jalousies are latticed with the vine of
the night-blooming cereus, where tho
banana trees blow to ribbons in the
6trong, sweet southeast gales, and the
lanes are lined with figs and apricots,
aud one walks under avenues of stately
pecans; where forests, draped in mel
ancholy moss, swaying heavily, make
the landscape all unreal; where grape
vines: interlace the thickets with stems
the size of forest trees themselves; where
the priests go about with flocks of little
children clinging to their skirts, and
where the ruins of the old missions rival
injsculptured wonder many ruins of old
Spain?. .Or is- it absolute Spain itself
that our friends would travel over? Let
them cross the Rio Grande by rail, and
in Chihuahua and Sonora and the heart
of Mexico they have reached much that
makes old Spain; they have found the
old Spain of 400 years ago, and have
gone there dryshod.
"Do our travelers want deserts and
thirst for thotr summer experience?
They will find deserts in Arizona rival
ing all Africa, with colors and mirages
that even tho Sahel does not give. Do
they pant for mountain-climbing? If
the'Whitc Mountains and the Alleghan
ies do not offer difficulties enough, are
there not Mount Su Eiias, with its 17.
000 feet of altitude, Shasta and Whit
ney, tho terribly obstructed heights of
Sogris ami of Snow Mass Peak, all the
wild summits of the Sierras, the fearful
beauty of the Yellowstone park, and the
wild grandeur, too lovely to bo terrible,
of the Yosemite? Aud do the Danube,
the Rhine, the Nile allure? Then shall
not the waters of the Hudson, with its
picturesque readies, of the Mississippi,
with its breadth aud volume, of the
Columbia, with its gorges and cataracts,
wash out all memory of lesser .and less
"Where, for mere beauty, for tho de
light of the eye, can all Europe show us
anything like a blossoming prairie
through which we may ride all day and
never come to the end of the blossom
ing? And what hoary antiquity to
charm the thought back to the source of
races has Europe to offer-that shall out
do the ancientness of the ruins of our
prehistoric peoples in the heart of the
continent? In fact, America is so full
of historic interest and picturesque
loveliness that it is wonderful anybody
should wish to visit Europe at all be
fore exhausting it; and if anything hap
pens to deter people from crossing the
ocean and incites them to become ac
quainted with their own territory, they
icannot be the lasers by it." Chicago
N:v York Politician" at Saratoga.
There is a certain sort of life whether
it is worth seeing is a question that
we can see nowhere else, and for an
hour Mr. Glow and King and Forbes,
sipping their raspberry shrub in a re
tired corner of the bar-room, were in
terested spectators of t he scene. Through
the padded swinging doors entered, as
in a play, character after character.
Kaeii actor as he entered stopped for a
moment ami stared about him, apd in
this art revealed his character his con
ceit, his shness, his bravado, his self
importance. There was great variety,
but practically one prevailing type, and
that the New York politician. Most of
them were from the city, though the
country politician apes the city politi
cian as much as possible, but he lacks
the exaet air, notwithstanding the black
broadcloth and the while hat The city
men are of two varieties the -smart
perky-nosed, vulgar young ward work
er, and the heavy-featured, gross, fat
old feilow. One after another they
glide in, with an always conscious air,
swagjrer oil" to the bar. strike attitudes
iu group;, one with his legs spread,
another witli a foot behind on tiptoe,
another leaning against the counter,
and .so pose, and drink "My respects"
all rather solemn and still", impressed
perhaps by the deeorousness of the
place, and conscious of their good
c!o:hcs. Enter together three stout
int 11. a yard arrows the shoul-ier.s, each
with -in cuoruioiit development in front
waddir up to tin; bar, attempt to form
a triangular group for conversation, but
iind themselves too far apart to talk in
that position, and so arrange them
selves .side by side a most distinguished-looking
party, like a portion of a
swell-front street in Boslou. To them
swaggers up a young sport, like one of
Thackeray's figures in the Irish Sketch
book -.short, in a white hat, poor face,
impmlont manner, poses before the
swell fronts and tosses off his glass.
About a little table in one corner arc
three excessively "ugly mugs," leering
at each other aud pouring down cham
pagne. These men are all dressed as
nearly like gentlemen as the tailor can
make them, but even he cannot change
their hard, brutal faces. It is not their
fault that money and clothes do not
make a gentleman; they are well fed
aud vulgarly prosperous, and if you in
quire you will find that their women arc
iu silks and laces. This is a good
place to study the rulers of New York;
and impressive as they arc in appear
ance, it is a relief to notice that they
unbend to each other, and hail one
another familiarly as "Billy" aud "Tom
my." Do they not ujmj what is most
prosperous aud successful in American
life? There is one who in make-up,
form, and air, even to the cut of his
side whifkers, is an exact counterpart
of the great railway king. Here is a
heavy-inccd young fellow in evening
dress, perhaps endeavoring to act tho
part of a gentleman, who has come from
an evening parly unfortunately a little
"slewed," but who docs not know how
to sustain the character, for presently
he become very familiar and confi
dential with the dignified colored waiter
at the buffet, who requires all his native
politeness to maintain the character of
a gentleman for two.
If those men had millions, could they
get 'any more, enjoy nient out of life?
To have line clothes, drink champagne,
and pose in a fashionable bar-room in
the height of the season is not this the
apotheosis of the "heeler" and the ward
worker?'' The scene had a fascina
tion for the artist, who declared that
ho never tired watching the evolutions
cf the foreign element into the full
bloom of American citizenship. Charles
Dud cij Warner, m Harper's Magazine
Use and Abuse of Cold Bathing.
In a general wa it may be said that
cold hathiitir is salutary when a vigor
ous habit exists; it is injurious when tho
general strength is too feeble to admit
of reaction under its influence. It is
also to be employed when the system is
relaxed by indolent habits, sleeplessness
aud mental unrest During convales
cence from fevers ami tedious illnesses
its continuous use is productive of good
results. Persons who ''take cold" easily
will find the daily batli ot cold water a
most effectual means of prevention. Tne
corpulent need its tonic influence; the
same may properly lie said of the dys
peptic and those of the so-called bilious
Many who might prudently indulge
in cold water bathing do so at first with
fear and trembling. But this reluctance
can easily be overcome. To learn to
regard it as a luxury one should begin
witli tepid water, lowering the temper
ature each day. A cold oath should alt
ways be of short duration. Its benefit
is in the first impression made on tho
skin and nerves. The immersion should
always be sudden. The effect is then
uniform. If the water is entered hesi
tatingly, tho blood is driven from the
lower extremities to the upper parts.
The shower bath is especially advocated
for its sudden and general shock, and
its application to the head. Very
many lack the conveniences of bathing,
and yet none can be denied sponge
baths. These arc easily applied, and
are a general luxury. The ancient theory
that after violent exercise and while
perspiring freely, the body should be
allowed to cool before immersion is no
iongericcepted. It would certainly be
lllflicinna tn OYorniso hofnra hafliinor tlio
body's temperature being thus elevated J
and reaction after the application of
cold insured. I
Sea-bathingjias peculiar advantages, 1
chiefly the cheerful surroundings, the '
low temperature, and the gentle shock
of the waves. The vigorous can safely
bathe daily; the less strong on alternate
days. An hour before noon is the best
time to indulge. The water should, not
be entered hesitatingly, but,. a bold
plunge taken at once. The more cour
ageous will do well to dive. The aver
age duration of the bath should bo from
uvo 10 tea minutes lor cimurcn, imecu
minutes for women, aud but little longer
for men. To delay much beyond these
periods is a pernicious practice, inviting
debility and injury. On leaving tho
water tho body should be rubbed with a
coarse towel until the skin is heated and
reddened. Afterward a brief brisk walk
1 should be taken. Those who feel weak
j and depressed would do well to take a
cup 01 tea or cottee. More powerful
stimulants should rarely bo used.
After diving, or wheu the head has
been submerged and the nasal passages
are filled with water, bathers will fre
quently make violent expulsive efforts
to clear them by closing first one nostril
aud then the other. The danger is that
in so doing they sometimes force water
froin the back part of the passage up
the tube to the middlecar, causing a
"crackling sensatibn," and laying tho
foundation for catarrhal inflammation.
By taking a deep inspiration, suddenly
closing the mouth, aud expelling the air
through tho nose, it will be equally as
effectual and tho daugcr referred to
obviated. N. Y. Journul.
President Tyler's Two Wires.
I am indebted to Gen. Tyler, the son
of President Tyler, for information
about his father's marriage. President
Tyler was married twice, ami he was
the only president who was married
while in the white houc Shortly be
fore President Tyler died he said to his
"My son, I have in many respects
been a fortunate man; but in respect to
no one particular have I greater cause
to congratulate myself than iu that since
'I reached man's estate I have passed
only two years out of the marriage re
lation; for it has protected and preserved
my moral life."
Gen. Tyler describes his mother, the
president's first wife, as a dark-haired,
fair-skinned lady, with a person which
was a perfect mould of beauty. She was
of medium size, and looked much like
the Empress Josephine, save that her
skin wasfairer. Tyier met her at a ball
given bygone of the wealthy Douglasses
of Virginia, and fell in love at once.
He was then about 19 years old, and it
was perhaps a year before he became
engaged to her.
His courtship," says Gen. Tyler,
"was much more formal than that of
l to-day. He was seldom alone with her
before their marriage, and he has told
me that he never mustered up courage
enough to kiss his sweetheart's baud
until tiiree weeks before their wedding,
though he was engaged for nearly five
years. He asked her parents' consent
before proposing fo her, and when he
visited her at the home of Col. Christian,
her father, on his plautation, he was
entertained in the parlors, where the
whole family were assembled together.
As was the custom then among the bet
ter class of Virginian families, the lover
never thought of going out riding in the
same carriage with his affianced, but
rode along on horseback at the side of
the carriage, which always contained
one or more ladies in addition to his
sweetheart to add decorum to the oc
casion." President Tyler and his first
wife were of nearly the same age, he be
ing only eight months her senior. Their
wedding took place on his 23d birth
day, and their married life of twenty
nine years was a most happy one.
President Tyler's second marriage
took place two years after the death of
his first wife. TTyler was 54. The bride
was a girl hardly out of her teens. Her
name was Miss Julia Gardiner, and she
was the daughter of a wealthy gentle
man of New York. Gen. Tyler says
that in the second winter "after his
mother's death Mr. Gardiner and his
two daughters came to Washington on
their return from Europe. They visited
tho white house one Thursday evening,
and he, as private secretary, took their
cards, they being unknown to him. and
introduced them to the family. They
repeated their visits to the white house
during the season, returning to New
York at its close. At the opening of
the following season they were back in
Washington and renewed their atten
tions to the president and his family. Aft
er a time President Tyler began to look
with eyes of love at one of the Misses
Gardiner and finally proposed a mar
riage with her to her father and mother,
His proposal was well received, and tho
young lady being willing, the marriage
was determined upon. It took place in
New York. Gen. Tyler thinks it would
have been an indelicate thing to have
had it celebrated at the white house.
President Tyler iived seventeen years
with his second wife and had a number
of children by her. She now lives at
Richmond and receives a pension of
$5,000 a year from the government
Frank (J. Carpenter, in LippmcoUs
He Had Studied the Manual.
A young man iu this city, who has
been prominent in lyceunis aud semi
secret societies, and whose strongest
point his friends thought was the very
natural and easy way in which he
grasped parliamentary usage. He re
cently began studying for the ministry,
and progressed so far that he was in
vited to take charge 011 a certain Sun
day, of the services in a suburban
church where the minister had gone on
his vacation. "He'll be a shining light
without a doubt," said his friends. But
somehow when the young man came to
get up in church to open the services he
felt himself all at se.i and didn't know
what in the world to do. So he pro
vided for all ossible contingencies by
inviting one of the deacons to sit up in
the puipit with him where he could be
on hand to prompt him if any knotty
question arose. After the young student
bad pronounced the invocation and the
choir had got up of its motion and
sung a voluntary anil a chapter of the
Bible had been read the young man
turned a little uneasily to the deacon.'
"Hymn 499," whispered the deacon.
The young man rose again with great
confidence aud said: "It is moved and
seconded that hymn No. 499 be now
stiug. As many as aie iu favor of tho
motion will signify it by saying aye."
An awe-struck silence fell upon the
congregation. "Contrary minded no,"
saiil the "presiding officer." "It is a
vote," be went oiu The hymn was
sung, and the services proceeded from
that point like clockwork. It was evi
dent that the young parliamentarian felt
the ground firm under his feet Boston
A miss of tender years whom wc will
call "Tiger," came out of her bedroom
of a recent morning with the button
hook in her hand, aud stepping up to
her father, who was rcading"27ie Bulle
tin in his favorite corner, said to him:
"Papa, will you please button up my
shoes?" "What in the world," said he,
"do you want me to button your shoes
for. Tiger?" "Because," said Tiger,
"I'm getting old, and I want some man
to wait on me." Her father was so much
surprised at the infant belle's answer
that he concealed his smiles by bending
over her shoes. You sec, he "had once
made love to that little girl's mother.
An enthusiastic admirer of Rubinstein
declares that on the day of judgment
that great pianist will be asked to play
a sonata. Ah! then there are eight
vials of wrath to be emptied. St John
saw only seven. Rubinstein's sonata
will probably be the signal for the peo
ple to pray for the rocks and mountains
to fall upon them. Or upon the piano.
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