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VOL. XX.-NO. 23.
COLUMBUS, NEB, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1889.
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THE GREEK DRAGOK
A MOCK PARLIAMENT THAT MEETS
IN FLEET STREET, LONDON.
A walk of
street brinsa us Go a tall new
baildixif; iabeied on the lamp "The (keen
Dragon," aad wearing the appeaxaaceof
a public house aad tavern, which it at
Across the window is inscribed
manent letters:; Tbe Temple
Forom. Eatablkhed ISST." Aad aa
derneath 'nftmted op every mrmfag a
paper annoancinf the subject of the
evening's debate, and inviting-
to eater and engage m the
This is the oldatt, by
aary. of the
and until receatlTwas the most crowded
and most mteresting of them alL
a FAScnrinsa old eoosl
3y knowledge of the place, even from
tradition, does not go beyond the period
when Mr. Boss, the veteran i.liiin n.
guided ia councils. "Old Ross," as he
was affectionately called by his dsaaptes.
was a remarkable man in many ways.
Not only was he an admirable speaker,
but. as chairman, he possessed great tact
discernment and coolness, which were
sometiznes put to the severest teats, as I
shall presently show. He was a man of
profound and varied knowledge, one of
the best Greek scholars in the kingdom,
a strong and graceful writer, and a con
tributor to several of the leading' periodi
cals of London, including, I think. The
Times. With all these qualities he pos
sessed another that eminently fitted him
for his posfcr he knew how to combine
the easy going ways of the hofatnian
with the refinement of a gentleman, to
be genial and responsive yet digaiflVd
and firm, to the most motley assembly,
it seems to me, that was ever gathered
together in one room.
It was quite by accident that I discov
ered the place one evening many years
ago, when I dodged into an open door
way to escape a sudden shower. Down
a long passage was a leather padded
door with an oval glass window in it
marked "Discussion Forum." I shall
never forget my surprise and delight
when I found myself within, seated upon
a bHch of adsTynrrno hardness and
looked about on the quaint old room.
It was long and narrow and low between
decks like the cabin of a ship, and also,
like a ship, it had forms, orsettees, along
each wall behind a row of mahogany
tables, and above, near the ceiling, was
a row of square port holes for windows.
Two centuries of soot and tobacco
smoke had dyed the Soar, the walls and
ceiling, the wooden bottomed chain and
forms, to nearly the same color as the
rude old fireplace. At the top of the
room, on . great mahogany and horse
hair throne, sat the charman. Old Boss,
in his long gray beard Eke the figure of
Father Time, but with a glass of
ing toddy before him instead of the
ditionalhour glass, and a very large pipe
between his teeth. On the wall above
Old Ross hung a quaint old mirror,
flanked by a fine portrait of George
Washington on one side and on the
other by an elderly gentleman in the
fntstnma of 1830 and wearing various
jeweled orders and decorations. The
further decorations cf the wall were
limited to framed placards with various
Here ale and stoat were served in
huge pewter Tankards, spirits in glasses,
hot water in antique metal pots with
lids, replenished now and then from a
mm-ar;-n kettle on the hob. These deli
cacies were distributed by two perspir
ing waiters in draggled evening dress,
who new about balancing trays of
liim a and pewters in a wonderful
manner, and TnnmhliTi in undertones to
Bat if the room was fascinating, what
shall I say of the.people who sat smok
ing at a score of tables, waiting for the
debate to begin? It was a company that
would have oWightpd Hogarth and
thrown Lavater into a frenzy. Such
variety of hasd, of physiognomy and
Bsake up, such strongly marked charac
ter and. clear cut tTiHiirfaaifp- a"d won
derful i Iiitlirii, nrp might go far to see.
Here a swell from Mayfair cheek by jowl
with a bargeman from the docks, a col
ored student from the Temple, a prosper
ous merchant; opposite, a Strand shop
keeper, a printer, a journalist, a lawyer,
in a row.
The same diversity extended all round
the room, and there nymfd to be no two
twn nvv As at the Cogers', there ware
always many elderly men who looked
as if they had raisafrf their whole lives
here, and ranch of the speaking was by
them. Old Boat ased generally to make
the evening speech hfmarif at tdO,aad
by 10 o'clock there was hardly a vacant
seat in the room. Later than 10 one
could not expect more Uma standing
room, and I have known asany to stand
frm I in I iTl j for half h mifiig listen
ing to tie stirring speeches niade by these
uttran staffsmsn whan, it happened to
beaneMnight,"for thedaoasss were
often brilliant in those days and woaid
have done honor to the house of coat
After the coup d'etat of 1851 and she
sadden leap of Prince Loma Napoleon
hcto the rhrriw of France, the omrpant
atwer ciHea wprw his tittle sai Vmmmt to
coasaderwhat should be the attztadeof
England toward the new ampere
ikllhiiitimii whirh aamnd for
evenings, and were condacted with
goad deal of acrimony, came ensaeha
to the ears of the emperor, and he
aadered the miftri suamciently important
to be referred to in a drpknaatie corama
nication to the British government. The
joy of the -hi i" when this newahe
came known may he TatagniwT It was
a Moad day for Old Som and his follow
ers, who never tired of almdmg-to it in
their speeches in after years, and the
of it will he h J down as
here b a Green Dragon. John
Lake in Harper's
two minwtm dowxilleaft
THE SWEET CLOVER.
AO wMsW DBsfwFS JwsbK assavW GsWMnaWB K
HBBBak. Si . . aaaBBaa - - -
esssnask lka aaW 4. 3aaaaaaeanam i T -
assnwB laM Gaftf to mtf&m VSaa. wataftlMawBX
yellow-face to the
aad where it
that even the
choked eat of
that it it positively a
that its vigor
are the most
of hs nature. The
sftd gnostiy plant.
chat loved the friesd-
iy shade of
it aproper love em-
aad thrifty product
oat boldly in the
and csnwjuers the sun
As a foliage plaaf it
most ressarkable m
the alalfa clover, bat it
thriftier, aad of much
growth than that remarkable i
three crops of hay
It grows to the height of four or five
feat, with a dense leafy foliage and a
perfect brush of sweet scented hlnsanmii
The leaf is small and juicy, of a rich
dark green, very much rawaihling the
red clover. Is is so new and its habits
so little undesstood that it is not known
what ha value may be as a forage plant
foe stock. In ha present rank character
stock will not eat it, hat, mmed by re
peated clipping aad cultivation, it may
become one of the most valuable plants
to the stockmen and farmers.
Bat whether it has any value or not in
the development af beef and horseflesh,
it is of inestimable worth to the people of
Council Bluffs as a swift destroyer and
fragrant substitute for the ubiquitous
sunflower, that has furnished provoca
tion for so many sad reflections upon the
city, notwithstanding enthusiastic aes
thetes have iMies.it to popularize the
meek yellow crowned weed by painting
it on panels and wearmg it on their bo
soms. It is a lovely and lovable plant,
ao sociable that it win come right up to
your doors and crowd its white head into
your windows, and so determined upon
having the company of its fellows that it
makes a covenant with the soil that where
one plant grows thia year thousands
must grow next. A year ago there was
perhaps not enough of the plant in the
entire city to cover half an acre: now
there are hundreds of acres densely cov
ered with it. The odor from the acres
of white flowers fills the air, and after a
uudeummer shower the peculiar aad
drlfrsTTT f i stilts is awisacxihaaiev aad
as sweet as the breath of peris. Omaha
A colored waiter in the new Central
Railroad depot restaurant in Jersey City
saw a rattlesnake crawling along the
floor near a party of ladies. HeyeUed
"Snakear and the ladies ran out into the
car shed screaming. The waiter had an
armful of dishes. As the snake was
heading for him he dropped the dishes
and ran. Two men who had been eating
at toe lunch counter followed hnn, One
of the ladies who had ran oat told John
Van Felt, a conductor, about the snake.
Van Pelt got a stick and a friend of his
got another, and they went into the res
taurant. Half a doaen waiters, a cook
in three passengers were sitting on the
lunch counter. They were treed. The
snake was crawling' toward the door,
shaking its rattle savagely. Van Pelt
and his friend made a combined attack,
Van Pelfs stick was pointed, and he
speared the snake through the neck, pin
ning it to the floor. The other man beat
the reptile to death. Then the waiters
and cook and passengers came down
from die counter. The snake was about
two feet long. It had four rattles. How
it got into the depot is a mystery. Pos
sbry it had been hipped as freight, and
had in some way escaped from confine
ment. New York Sun.
The father of Koo, an attache of the
Chinese legation, is ftieimiu of the
imperial government, and, of course, a
man of high smrjnrr In the society
of the court circle atPekm yoangluxr
met a maiden wondrous fair, wooed
and won her after the approved Chinese
fmshinr Bat rank is more than love in
that despotic land, and goo's pa wto ob
jected to the proposed marriage. They
did more they bundled the young man
off to America and told him. there he
would stay tuX. he consented to give np
ha maaaorata and weda young; lady of
his i sai his neslir i smlsalei twl Tin liim
Sow JtrJCoo yielde to aaraasalau
thority,and jouraeys home to marry a
maiden he has never seen, bat who is
said to be a belle. Unless the examples
and tradiriono of Aaaeriea, with which
Mr- Koo hes been snrroassded for more
than three years, have been lost upon
him he will go to Perns, obtain me
xl n-ajai naesaaansrawsa asaawf samssk 9 aansn- 1 ?
fat checks, aad then marry she grrl of
las choice Bat the odds are that he
wont, weetise, hvmg; or dead, are
day or two at a
deem to the only wharf, he
lines ear? hair, tad a 12-year-old bov re
pfiedr "I fwrsiah everythiaz and i haijii
thing; Ovecwnsaeeae ox vacant
baagrveapaacetosae eawky rick f niiesjs
and fragrant rawnrlTHyMoonarngaajtet
Local hnfisaws who nave
the new plant with a geed
hiHBB, but thai new
of the trees nod goes
field and meets
exnaanee tor as lux-
a year in
small town oa the shore
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"AU rignt, MsjmiiT she bay.
srsat aaa. aaaae ane awjce.aaa af you
wawtenehyoa'veget to caene to kC"
New York Semu
aala n-TsWhai West shwar ktParie the
THE OLD, OLD STORY.
saw voa forgatEaB taeoM,
Warn uta ana. a
Oar path lad over
we bad left for a. ap
aad we beard the aouad af Chair fa
Wbere the bawxhorn i
TMr hearts grew giad is thm golden i
They gathered aw Sowers beaaata their Zmttx
Ste. ww two loitered hrhinrt Uajetber;
For the old. old atory aewaMd aww aad i
Tli May- tbna agate- aad joaib aad maidea
nTn mr Go th eomBrr mail.
To cat dowa the bnagtia that are hhaaiiiii
Or Help to carry the fiaaiaat load
The sunshine is flooding- the aartb witagJory:
The liinta ant aiiT-j-in? ow nwmrr taaa;
at you have rorgottea. that ou. ou
Aad only the ahadowa fail on me.
THREE OLD MAIDS.
aill nwrmfHTTl"iiai1l Fnil. "Nor
L" mid Grace. "Nor L said Sophy.
"I am wedded to art." continued the
first speaker. "And I to literature,"
said the second. "And I to science,"
said the third. The combined ages of
these damsebi would have fallen several
years short of the aUocted three score and
frm, but if each speaker had seen seventy
summers she could not have spoken with
5Tiey were ail young, they were all
rich, they were all prettjv so that the
chances were against the above resolu
tion being fulfilled, even in this Nine
teenth century, when civilization has
run to seed and brides are scarcer than
they used to be, and the votaries of sci
ence and art and literature more numer
ous. Sophy and Grace were sisters, Enid
was their friend. Grace was the eldest,
Enid the youngest, of the three. The
sisters were both tall, fine girls, with
dark eyes and hair and thick, white
complexions, smooth and spotless a
marble. Grace was beautiful, Sophy
handsome; Grace was the paler, her
features more delicately cut, her eyes
softer. Sophy was the more vivacious,
her eyes brighter, her smile more ani
mated, her laugh merrier.
Enid was not the least like her friends;
she was small and very fair, with blue
eyes and a quantity of pale golden hair,
most of which was coiled into a crown
on the top of her head, and the re
mainder curled about her forehead. She
dressed in the aesthetic style, and was
one of the very few who can do so with
Max Leslie, brother to Sophy and
Grace, was hopelessly in love with her,
bur he was a lawyer, while Enid was the
bride of art, and what have law and art
m common with each other?
"Men are so prosaic," said Enid.
-And so stupid." said Sophy.
"And so wicked," said Grace.
"Well have none cf them." said the
"Girls, 1 have a plan, listen," said
Enid. "We three will go away to a
lonely iale I don't mean a desert island
but to AIderney,oroneof the Orkneys
or to the Lsle of Man"
"No, not to Man, we wiU have nothing
to do with Man; let us go to one of the
Cliannel isles, there are no men there, at
least, only a few officers about one to
twenty girls, interrupted Sophy.
"To the Channel isles be it then; we
wiU take a house for three months, and
we wfll make a solemn vow not a man
shall cross the threshold from the day
we enter till the day we leave," con
-Carried, mem, con.," cried the sis
ters, and a fortnight later saw them set
tled in a large house overlooking one of
the loveliest of the Jersey bays.
There had been obstacles to overcome
in the form of protesting fathers and
scandalized mothers, but the proposed
exclusion of the stranger sex pacified
the fathers, and the fact that Enid's old
nurse, a veritable dnenna, was to make
one of the party allayed att maternal
fears, and in the end the young people
got their own way, as young people
mostly do nowadays.
The first month passed away without
anything more eTriting than a thunder
storm occurring. The three aspirants to
celibacy led a very simple life. They
breakfasted at 9, dined at 1, had tea
when they felt inclined and supped at 8.
In the mornings the bride of art sketched
from nature or painted in her studio, the
bride of science shut herself up in the
library with a skeleton and studied medi
cine, while the bride of literature lay in
a hammock and evolved the plot of a
three volume novel which was to take
the world by storm.
On Sundays they drove into St. Ffelier
to church, where they attracted so much
attention that after the second Sunday
people began to caU upon them They
were prepared for this contingency, and
Bar!-1. Enid's nurse, met all visitors
with a very solemn face and the same
information, namely, "that the ladies
were at home, but they did not intend
to receive visitors during their stay in
This reply did its intended work; in a
little place like Jersey it soon reached
the ears of everybody who wan anybody,
and, as few- people cared to be snubbed
in tiiis style, the besiegers retired and
the besieged were left in peace.
No doubt they were delighted to have
gained this victory, though their
af triumph seemed to grow'
"We wont receive men, so we can't
receive women," was their first watch
word; at the aad of a fortnight this was
"We can't receive men, so we won't
receive womesuT at the end of a month
"We would receive both, bat they
1't give us a chanced bat this was
spoken; it was not even whiskered.
ant deep down in the heart of each
maiilen it was the secret cry.
Outwardly the bride of art wasaatrae
to ljerspnubeaa when they left .London,
the bruL of science was apparently as
toatawy.aOetaeisiae of he-
BBSB BBawmwasv QsaW,,
Cat cavalB) aaaaaaw.
Wttfe tto MkBi aad laaana
enaaaaantaVwhaw awShwLS flaaaaMaaak a - -
eeckwnaeticerf the ether ay,sahiaro
am en it nasi flu num.- mai Grace
aland. "lam aektewnatnef nan and
amwaCL trnwlw BaamaMa aaVTwaTntf-amTwr
wBwawW aswS 4nwasawwaV JsmrtKV
aaytamg tor varajty," anal
aloud "I hate the sight of my
and braehes," was her thoesrht.
"Il wfll be a newaanwrion; anything
for that," said Sophy- she thought, "If
I dont escape from that skeleton I shell
So to the top of the rock they
thev drank tee, and from
taey intended to return homo as they
same, namely, on their ten toes; bat m
descending from their lofty
Grace feU ami hurt her foot so badly
could not stand.
"I have broken my leg. I think." said
"Let me see. dear, if you have. Enid
and I can put it in splints till we get
home." said Sophy, who was snTJoas to
put some of her medical knowledge into
practice. The leg was examined, declared
broken and deftly set in temporary
punts, consisting of snraihailf b. while
fine cambric hindrsrchiefa were aeed
Sophy then went back to the house to
i fetch servants and a sofa on which to
carry the sufferer home, and Enid re
mained to condole with. her.
"It ought to feel easier now it ia in
splints; does it, dear?" she inquired ten
derly. "No, it is very painful," said Grace,
with a little moan. "I hope you have
set it straight," she added.
"It isn't set: it is only in splints to
prevent a compound fracture; at present
Sophy says it is only a simple fracture;
but weshaU have to have a doctor, Grace.
Sophy isn't qualified yet, you know. 1
wonder if there is a lady doctor in the
island?" said Enid.
"If there is I won't have her; I am not
going to run the risk of being lame for
life: I don't believe in lady doctors." said
"Nor do L dear; you are quite right,
and 1 only hope Sophy wfll agree with
you," said Enid.
At first Sophy was not at aU inclined
to do this. She suggested scouring the
island for a lady doctor, since a doctor
Grace would have: but her sister's pale
face and gentle moans soon decided her
to send far a certain Dr. May, to whom
they had an introduction in case of Al
ness. The letter of introduction was from
their brother, and if Sophy could have
read the contents it would certainly
never have reached its destination. As
it was sealed she could not do so, and it
had the effect of bringing Dr. May very
quickly to the patient.
"It is a simple fracture of the tibia,"
said Sophy, as she ushered Dr. May to
the patient's room.
If it was (and Dr. May did not contra
dict her diagnosis) his treatment was
peculiar. He first of all spent about
half an hour in bathing the swollen
white foot in cold water, then he band
aged it, then he ordered the bandages to
be changed whenever they got dry, and
then, promising to come the first thing
the next morning, he prepared to leave.
"Won't you set it today?" said Sophy.
"Ok dear, ho; itismach too swollen.
I shan't be able to set it for some days.
How long are you staying here?"
"Oh, we have another six weeks to
stay yet, saul aopny, despondently.
"WelLI wfll endeavor to cure your
sister by then; but I fear she won't be
able to walk for some weeks, though you
need not tell her so," said Dr. May.
No sooner was Dr. May gone than
Enid, who had not seen him, dashed into
Grace's room,, all curiosity.
"What is he like, girls?" she demanded
"He is young," said Sophy.
"That is bad," said Enid.
"And very handsome," said Grace.
"That is wane. I wonder if he is mar
ried?" said Enid.
"That can't matter to us." said Grace.
"Not in the very least," said Sophy.
"Of course not. dears; only I wonder
ed." said Enid.
Now it is a strange thing, but life be
came much more interesting to these
three young ladies after this accident;
and yet it ought to have cast a gloom
over them, for it must have been rather
a bad case, since Grace required Dr.
May's attendance twice a day for the
first week, and three times on the day be
set the tibia and put it into splints, Bat
before he did this he asked for a second
opinion. He was a physician the case
was surgical; he would not undertake
to set the broken bone unless a surgeon
were present. So a certain Mr. Ford, an
army surgeon, was called in, not with
out some scruples; but Dr. May repre
sented it was a necessity, and necessity
absolved them from keeping their vow.
"Men are a necessary evil," said Enid.
"They are certainly useful," said So
phy. "And undoubtedly nice," said Grace
but sotto voce. She dared not utter this
Mr. Ford was a little man, who looked
to be about 40; fair, and so full of fan
that he was a welcome addition to the
party. The first week he came twice;
after that, thnngh his visits were cer
tainly not of a professional nature, he
came every day, and, what was stran
ger, he sometimes forgot to' go to Grace's
room at all, though she was the ostensi
ble cause of his visits.
Grace bore her imprisonment with tine
patience of a aunt. True, her
was a large, airy one, and commanded
a lovely view of the deep bine sea, won
the romantic little bay at the foot of the
heather clad slope on which the bouse
stood. Stall, one would have thought
she might have found it dull On the
contrary, her beautiful face wore a hap
pier smile than had .ever gladdened it;
her fVM were hrijrlit with a I?ht that
"We have onrv three more weeks to
be here, said Enid eae day.
"How dreadful said Sophy.
"It it ten sad," said Grace.
"Iamtraly thearfsl," eaid Enid, "I
am sick of k."
for it. I
my body either
which-ao lams as it
eae one to help me oat; bat I
have Dr- May or Mr- Ford, I
frequent than ever now, and jT theoth
m lain! iiliet iilin inn ill laainTinj, nfihn
only answered, "Nothing," and binned
ataeaaetamaaternoaa aad pick gooae
errJeSrBwat.I went; ao there! It is a
"I want stand it any
Why. bless the chad, who
"They do Grace and Sonny. I have .
to aB it every afternoon. I have
"Why. my dear nuaa Enid,
no gooeeberriea to aaekrthey.
finkhed before we came."
of your age mast know what
gooaebeu.iw meean. 1 am worn oat with
it. I have ah rank nearly an inch since
we have been here; and no wonder, it is
auch dreadfuUy hard work. First I have
tochaperoa Grace and Dr. May m the
morning; then have to chaperon Sophy
and Mrx Ford in the afternoon, and now
they have both taken to coating together
in the afternoon; and how can. I be in
two roosas at once, I ahoald line to
won't. Why can't they ask timer
over here. to help me? Nasty.
things! And you are a stupid old thing,
IxadKl,nottohavethoBajchtof k; and I
hate yon, and I hate those girls, aad
horrid Dr. May, and nasty little Mr.
Ford. And oh, dear! what a dreadfuUy
bed temper I am in."
And here Enid threw herself on to
Rachel's lap aad sobbed bitterly.
But, though neaitanf. her red eyes
quite precsnied the idea of resuming her
uncongenial work; so in her absence Dr.
May and Mr. Ford carried Grace and
her sofa out on to the lawn, and there
the four spent their afternoon.
Enid did not join her frieade till the
gentlemen were gone.
"I am ao sorry you are not happy
here. Enid, darling," said Grace gently.
"I am quite happy," said Enid.
"I am afraid you are not wefl, dear
Enid, Would you like to speak to Mr.
May?" said Grace.
"Or to Mr. FordT said Sophy.
"Til never speak to either of them
again, if you don't mind. Sophy: I am
"Oh!" said the sisters.
"I was only dreadfuUy cross, and now
I am dreadfuUy sorry, so please now
dont talk any more about it."
"We won't; we have something- to tell
you; have had a letter from Max, and
he wants to come over here for a few
days; he says he muss have our signa
tures to some documents, so we want to
know if you will consent to his coming;
it wfll be breaking- our rule that no man
is to cross the threshold, but, as be is
our brother, it won't matter to us."
"And, as a rule has been broken every
day for the last three weeks, it won't
matter to me," said Enid.
"So it has," said Grace; "I never
thought of that, burthen a physician is
"So is a surgeon." said Sophy.
"So is a lawyer sometiznes," said Enid.
And so the lawyer came and there was
no more temper.
The evening he arrived Dr. May and
Mr- Ford stayed to capper.
"May, how long do yon intend to keep
this game up?" said the lawyer as they
smoked a pipe after the girls were gone
"What gameT asked Mr. Ford.
"The simple fracture of the tibia, I be
lieve it & called," said the lawyer, going
into peals of laughter, in which both his
"Poor old May, shell never forgive
you, my dear boy," said Mr- Ford, as
soon as he could speak.
"And Sophy wfll never forgive you.
Ford," said May.
The doctors looked verv cast down at
"Need they ever know the truth?"
asked Dr. May.
"Not unless you like to teU them; at
the same time, if you could manage to
take those splints off Grace's leg to
morrow, we might have aome pfrtjifH
while I am here; I can only stay a week.
If you two can undertake to manage
that 111 undertake not to reveal the
truth with regard to Grace's sprained
ankle I beg-Sophy's pardon fractured
On this basis some excursions were in
augurated for the next few days, the
splints were removed, and the patient,
with Dr. May's assistance, managed to
get in and out of carriages, and wander
over sandy beaches and heather clad
cliffs with wonderful grace and ease.
The week made itself wixrgs. it flew
so quickly. But art was neglected, sci
ence snubbed and literature forgotten,
while the faith lew brides caugiit shrimps
and sand eels, scrambled over rocks and
frrw-'n! in caves, drove through shady
lanes and rested on moss clad cliffs, and
were as happy as mortals could be.
At last the day of reckoning came.
"Sophy," said Grace one night, "truth
is stranger than fiction."
"Yes, dear, I know that."
"So I have given up fiction, I mean
"They are notalways synonymous, but
have you really done so?"
"I have. and. what is more- fft
aaa anas me to marry him.
aW any no."
"Oh, Grace, how dreadful! but
too, for Mr. Ford asked i
question, aad I anid yes."
"Oh, Sophy, and you have forsaken
"Yea, my love has turned to hatred; I
hate science, and I love aome one else.
Let as so and break it to Enid"
"Enid, we havaaonwnmme; OreeaTul to
muff; we have given ap useratuTeand
science, we hare waken oar vows, and
we are eagaged to be married; hart it
"Dreadful! I have done better than
that; Max has persuaded me that law
and art were aaaae for each other, that
one is nothing; without the other; so. m
atead of wedding- art myeelf, I am gome;
to unite art to Max."
"And you wfll be oar uistm after aU
We are so glad."
s! I have found a
act! We shell i
forewarn,- asid bad.
"ItaaGnea'enaalt; if ahi naim'trrac
tared her tibia all thhr woaM never have
ad Sophy never knewtiU ahewasmar-
Aad taw lane forsworn eUBesaa.be-ilMiihan-New
FEATS MORE RtnfARtC. F THAN
THAT OF SAMUEL. J- T1L0CN.
with nV heayof BeeacaJ.Graaleywea
fcahwhwh wanawniafeas whawaaana-anffaaa "BiiJm ttahan naaa-saat' aaaaaannwnw.
iVanfl twaacwaeeetaedmTibartof ataa
idaat and nil n jii aaailiiiir iirnii ruilail'Taaaai,
wan dea and piaeemaaehcaaa,kaBwalhwl
fortkarraral other paaaaaawaai dr-aleye of
Mr- Hankie, wraang; in The Joaraal
bbb of Daaiel McCartney.
13,088 dars. Saxsaract
3,000 days, the &ra which ssaac have
before his auad v r' "f tahimrTBTilli
gent aad leafing imprwwiw, which woaid.
bring aha to about the age of D years, aad
we will soil Iwve almost 15,088 days.
Waenit m takes i
thia peraaaage cooki reawanher where ha
baaa, the stem of t
tiaahB of minor importance tor each day aad
half day of Cues 15,080 days; dataa covering
a period of more than forty yean, the feat
of Mr. Tildes dwindles into aehrsiffsaaaa.
Mr-Hankie amys that be veruTed taewea
derfal feaatof this remark shin nroahgyby
newspaper alee sod other records aeetiatae
coy, aad by tuxaureds of other aa
be would leakaaaUavit to tie
McCartney's niai j wee never aetaalt in
Ac the time Mr. Heakle
oa this amn'a woaderfal tacahaaa, i Cai me J
was eonaioyed ou The
One would naturally muuiwe that
abundantly endow! with theiaia iniaiii fac
ulty would have braise enoagh to ran a half
doaen newspapers and save spare shea to
write for a syndicate besides; bat be did not.
He waa act even the editor. On the con
trary, they could maaeaouaeof aim what
ever, except to tarn the praa twice a weak!
Tiiden remembered the aaain featarea in
aome forty-two events events which occu
pied bat innaiteamal perm of days.
McCartney could remember all the occur
rences out of the ordinary which had hap
pened during the last 15.000 coaaecurive days
of his life.
Of persona cow living, perhaps Blowiss,
one of the editors of The London Thane, ia
best provided with the faculty cf memory.
Ever stace be hers raw connected with jouraai
haa ha has borne the reputation of having
retentive qualities of mind far beyoad the
For a long time be was Paris corri'spnial
eac for The Times, and during this tiase hnt
remarkable fran Errm the f ir of the
French capital. On the occasion of M.
Thiers' great speech at Versailles in 1373
both Deleae, the managing editor of The
Times, and Blowitx were present. After
the speech Mr. Delane remarked to the cor
respondent what a. pity it was thar they had
not been prepared for tnking down M.
Thiers' most eloquent speech. Then, re
marking thai scilied milk could not be gath
ered op, he boarded the Northern, train for
At that niece he took a. aaaaaaw on
ia. Dover at day
light the next morning. Here he met the
morning express with papers from London.
On picking ap a copy of The Times, he said
afterward, he was almost overcame with
surprise at finding the speech he had listened
to the night before, word for word, aa it bad
been delivered by the Frenchman. Delane
telegraphed at once to Blowitz for an expla
nation, and received a two word reply
GBJLaT XXS WITH GBXaT wrrnpfyg
Leonard Enler, the great Eighteenth cen
tary mathematician, could repeat from mem
cry the whole of Virgil's Tnrii aad could
rsnamiher the first aad lest lines of every
page of the edition which he usually read.
During the last years of Eater's life he was
totally bliad and consoled himself, as many
other great readers have dene, by rehearsing
verses by the hour, generally those cf either
Huener or Virgil, two authors for whom he
had especial respect
So-Walter Scott's attainments in that di
recticn were scarcely teas remarkable. After
CaaspbeU had finished the well known lines
entitled "LocaieFs Warning" he called on Sir
Walter to get his opinion of the verses. "I
read it to him in manuscript," said Campbell
toCarrotherstiie'ectarer. "He then asked
to read it over hinrlf, which he did slowly
and distinctly, after which he handed me the
ssaeaampt, saying. Take cars of your copy
right; I have your poem by heart. "
Thia waa certainly a. feat out of the ordin
ary, but not to be compared with the eeTarts
af the young lawyer mentioned by Maretaa.
However one could justly pride himself, upon
the consummation of such a task, as the poam
cfintaina eighty-eight hmg lines. To prove to
CaaspbeU that his aaai ttun was no idle
Scott forthwith repeated the peenu
the i mi ii il i of but a shape word; in
of whica ha snpphad a splendid
fim awniH, the French marhemsticiaa. pro
nounced by Beyle the greatest pelknopaar
scaolars and the greatest scholar
philosophers, had, at the age of 12, aa
thoroughly nsastered 6,000 Latin verses aa to
be able to repass rtirm backward or forward
pet1 feet ease. After he had grown to
be daily exercised hia iiiiiiiiiih by
from 680 to LOOS verses from aU
the Earopaen laaguagea-
Cardiaal Metaofaati. the renusrkable lin
gBhCof the Eighteenth ceatary, the same per
sonage referred to by Lord Byron when he
said- "I know a walking-polyglot, a monster
of Inasjnagas and a Briareas of parts of
anaaah," htanid to have been able to use every
word of any considerable importance m over
one haadred language, and to have been
able to carry on a conversation in forty cr
Cry others. "I never," be once declared.
"Hats a single word once learned, or asm
gleans or thing once seen." He waa a lis-
-. Tanrriir and rnriral ehnlsr, rrmai
without his auracu-
. New York
furnaces in Pere la
at Paris are now in
working orden. aad the munici
pal council of the city has, after due de
liberation, reached a decision as to the
scale of charges for the inwtwnn of
the dead in cases wjtere this system may
be preferred to burial Fifty francs ia
the tariff, and as the payment of this
small sum gives, in addition to the use
of the furnace, tiie right of occupying a
.shelf in the "coluinbaxiuni" for five
years, the charge in not in any way ex-
Of course, the urn required to
the ashes of a cremated person
an extra, as likewise the
to be displayed in cremation, for
which latter kern the sum of from
twelve franca to 300 franc mar be
For the simple burning process,
V and far a. five years right to a
shelf in the "columbarium" the price of
a couple of pounds is really low. Lon
are rife m London aw to the
health of the Prince of Wales, which m
said to be mack impaired. Itnialsu mid
that he seeks to keep the real truth of hie
from the newspaper reading
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