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'bo vaUrbed li Kiilul face.
With grave ajarfta oi wonder,
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And (r"'!" touch! bit bead.
And turul back in terror
Tbt avho'ilroajter wu dead !
A C0L5TEI LAIN
"Land sakes! There goe. the door
bell, ruth. Who can it Le?" exclaimed
good Mr. Robbins, as the far aw.y tin
kle reached the precinct of the kitchen.
And Roth, a the quicleat way of solv
ing the question, put down the cake
that abe wai itirring, and an.wered the
Two young men in stylish inmmer
oiU, wi'tb linen dusters and umbrellas
in their hands, each took off a dainty
"Does Mm. Robins lire here?" asked
the taller one.
"Yes," said Rutb. "Will yon walk
in?" ushering them into a low-ceiled
room. An old fashioned, large flowered
ea-("t coverod the floor, aod heary,
straight backed fornitare stood up
stiffly ajaint the wall. Crisp musliu
cnrUins draped the windows, through
which branches of honeysuckle tossed,
tending their fragrance through the
"Boarders, I guess," said Mrs. Rob
ins, laconically, when Ruth's message
was delivered. And ao they proved to
"Such nice spoken young fellows
New Yorkers," she ejorted, when she
eame bock from the interview, produc
ing two cards on which were written
John Riiss and Ralph Ely. "I had to
Uk 'em, though I don't know how we'll
set along, with no chance of getting a girl
far nor near. This one," indicating the
latter, "wants to stay a couple of
months, but the other only a few days.
I don't know what fatber'll say to it."
Dot Ruth knew that the hard-working
farmer usually left hi "wimmen folks"
to exercise their own judgment about
aoch matters. "Oh, we will manage
some way, anntio, never fear," she ane
a wired brightly, vigorously stirring the
cake by way of empLani. An hour later
found her khelling ptaa on the wide pi
azza which ran across the side- of the
"Rather jolly old plate. inn't it,
lUlph?" The worda seemed to drift
lazily down through the air to where she
sat. "I wouldn I mind spending a month
or two here myself if it wasn't for the at
traction elsewhere. I'm determined to
"Julia Talmer yon mean? They say
she hss deserted Saratoga for the season,
and gone off rusticating somewhere."
"Yes, but such a girl will not long
waste her b.auty on unappreciulive peo
ple." "By tbo way, the young mioa here is
not a bad specimen of a country lass."
"I don't admire vour tint," respond
ed Ralph. "I shall be sutinlled with no
beauty until I have swn Julia Palmer."
Then, without waiting to hear more,
Ruth, with a peculiar smilo directed to
ward the windows ubovo her, softly en
tered tho honm) and sot the peas cooking
"Mv niece, Ruth, Mr. Ely and Mr.
RlikS,'' was Mrs. Robbius' churaeteriHtio
mode of introduction at the dinner table,
and the young lady very (itiictly ac
knowledged it, scarcely lifting her brown
eyes, thereby t once establishing a rep
utation for bhyncs which was not eanilv
That evening, as the friends sauntered
slowly homo from a walk, huIkIuciI
sounds of music gre?lod them, and, and
a nearer eppronch proved It to bo 0110 of
Revthoven's grand sonatas, executed in a
masterly maimer. They looked at each
other in surprise.
"Wonder who that is," said Jack.
"A lady boarder, p rhaps. l'rolialily
an invalid who tukea her meals aloue.
Uopo she will make her appoarance af
ter you arc gone. I'm afraid I shall be
fearfully ennuiod in this dull old pluce,"
"A perwon who plays like that cer
tainly ought to be worth talniug to."
Rut no glimpso of the piumt was
t vouchsafed tho young meu, either that
evening or uutil Jack's departure, which
occurred a few days later.
"It's going to be ilueed lonesome,
here," mentally grumbled lUlph, si he
rrtnrned from the depot one stormy
morning, carefully picking his way
long the narrow puth with its drooping
fringe of wet grass. "Wonder if tliere
i anything interesting in that box of a
The furniture stood up just an firmly
aa on the day of iu arrival; the cor
gnoos carpet still flaunted its beauties
liefore his unaccustomed eyes. Mrs.
Robins' marriage certificate occupied an
boonrml place over the high mantel,
while on either side of the room hung a
framed funeral scene of a tomb, sur
rounded bv weeding frieoJt, in memory
of the death of hit ctildren, Abijan and
Trnelore. Xot an ornament of any
kind nor a book was visible, with the ex-
ceptioo of an immense bible resting in
solitary state upon a bare mahogany
stand. Rtlph sat down upon one of the
slippery ebairsand looked diaconaolotely
out between the dimity curtains.
Xo claoce for riding or walking, and
no amusement of any kind indoors.
Juit as he was mediating a retreat to
Lis room for a lonely morning with
cigar and book, Ruth came in. Ralph
ttrned with a smile, ghd of an interrup
tion to bis solitade, tnd noticed for the
first time how very pretty she was, al
though scarcely In the toilet in which be
was accustomed to see hia young Lady
acquaintance. A long linen apron en
veloped her figure, nearly biding the
blue morning dress, beneath which small
slippers glanced out and in. A coquet
uh swepiDg cap almost covered her
dark Lair, leaving a few stray little
waves creeping about her forehead. Her
checks were flatbed and her eyes shone
She carried a broom and dnst-pan.
"I am sorry to di.tirb you Mr. Ely,"
she said, "but it is Decennary for me to
sweep this room. In the meantime yon
may find something to amuse yon here,"
throwing open the door of an adjoining
apartment. "Of course you are at
liberty to return when I have finished."
IUIph gsve a surprised look beyond
the dxr, then with a comical grimace
and shrng at the parlor replied:
"Ihnlu,wUh your permission, I don't
think 1 shsll return."
"As you idesuxj," she said, smilingly.
"I am glad to have our nookery appre
The contrast between the two rooms
could scarcely have betn greater. In
ene was th absence, and iu ttie other the
concentration of that refined taste which,
with a few touches of iu magic wand,
beautifies the most bumble borne.
Ralph's look of t nrprise deened as he
became familiar with his surroundings.
A fine piano stood at one end of the
room, and near it a bookcaie filled with
works from the most gifted English,
French imd German authors. Easy-
chairs were scattered about in natural
positions, a few choice pictures adorned
the walls, and statuettes and bric-a-brac
of many kinds gave the place an addea
That evening as Ruth sat watching
from the piazza the glorious sunset
which was succeeding the day of clouds
and storm, Ralph joined ber.
"I wish to tell yon now Inucn 1 en
joyed my morning, Mis " be said,
and then paused inquiringly.
"Palmer, she supplemented.
"Pardon me, but have you relatives in
New York?" he asked with sud 'en in
terest. "A Mwa Julia Palmer?
"I have seen ber," Bue replied.
"And I suppose yon sgree with the
rest of the world concerning her beauty?"
Ruth bluohed a little. "Tastes differ.
I have seen much prettier faces," she an
swered, so quietly aa to pique Ralph's
enthusiasm, and then he thought what
an odd thing he was doing to discuss
Julia Palmer's brilliant beauty with this
quiet little country last, and yet the
belle herself could s -arcely Lave looked
lovelier than did Ruth in her afternoon
dress of sheer white muslin, her rather
short sleeves showing to advantage the
shapely bauds and arm. Her only orna
ments were a bnm-U of scarlet gerani
ums at her throat, and another among
the dark t raids of her hair.
To return to our first subject, Ralph
said at length. "You do not know what
a pleasant morning I passed in that de
'Aunty and I think it a cosy place,'
she replied. "Please consider yourself
at liberty to use it whenever you wish."
"Thank you." Ralph said. "I shall
often avail myself of the privilege."
"Perhaps you will wmu to be excised
to night?" she said. 'Tor I usually de
vote my eveaings to music, as house
work interferes with my practice by day.
Auntie does not mind my drnniming!"
'And I will promise to be even a more
patient martyr than she, if you will let
me," he replied, laughingly.
"Then you must not murmur at your
punishmeut," she returned.
A nd when ltutu s "drumming began,
Ralph, who as a great lover and fair
judge of music, realized that ho was in
tho presence ot an artixt, who inter
preted tho great composers more finely
than he had ever deemed it ponsible.
"Do you not sing? ho sskod, when at
last Ruth paused.
'Sine! well. I reckon she does."
proudly interpolated Mrs. Robins, who
had sat quietly knitting through it all.
'Some of lier pieces sre too mucli oiery
stylo to suit me, but there ain't anybody
can sing them good, old-fashioned tunes
sweeter than Ruth."
The girl's face flushed at the old lady's
'I'm afraid you are rather partial,
auntie, she said.
"Will vou kindly allow me on oppor
tunity to judge?' suggested Ralph.
"if you will join me, she said, and lie
did so in soveral popular ballads, then
listened until the old lady begged lura to
join in lloine, bweet Home, aul
"Auld Lang Kyne."
At last as IUIiiIi Imdo them good-night
ho sid to Ruth iu a low tone:
"Mm. Unburn win right. This is an
ereniug which I shall never forget!"
Then Bit he weut to his room he. wond
ered vaguely why he felt so wonderfully
happy, and if Ruth would think him
quite a fool if she knew that he held iu
his hand a flower which had fallen from
her hair, ltefore mauy days bad passed
Ralph solved the problem, and discov
ered that Ruth Palmer was dearer to
him than any otlit-r woman ever would
be, and told her so or.e day out un ler
tbt trei s of tbu great orchard.
"Rut what' of my livul?" &ue arked,
"Whom?" ho returned in surprise.
"Miss Julia Pahrer. of course. You
didn't kuow that the 'couutry lass' was
on the piazza, aud nuwittiugly heard the
conversation between yourself and
friend the day you came here?"
RulpH colored aud looked annoyed,
"Nonsense. She was only an ideal,
for I have never seen her, and don't care
to, now," be added fondly. "Rut Ruth,
is it yes or no?"
"Whichever you please, sir," tbe
Jnst then, to their annoyance, merry
voices were heard, and several young
ladiee case toward them from the di
rection of tbe bouse.
"Wby. Julia Palmer, what a runaway
"Mrs. Robins told oa where to find
"Such a time as we Lad getting np
from that poky station!" the gay voices
Ralph started and looked at Ruth
"I will explain all at the firt oppor
tunity abe managed to whisper, "only
wait patiently." Then introduced him
to ber city 'friends. In an boor's time
she found him walking excitedly up and
down tbe piazza, looking ao agitated that
she was frightened. "lUlpb, dear," she
said, putting ber band npon bis arm,
"don't blame me. It was only a little
barm leas deception."
"Then it is true. You are Julia
"Ye. Julia Ruth Palmer. But you
neod not look ao dismayed, Ralph. I
will always be Ruth to yon. I was tired
of tbe fashionable summer resorts, and
ran anywhere to be quiet, and brighten
up my household accompluements,
bringing along some of my comfort with
me. Anntie is good, but thing are not
jnst tbe same here, yon know. You
said this afternoon that y oa never wUhed
to see Julia Palmer. Is it so, RalpkT"
And what could be do but take the
tease in bis arms, and tell ber he would
try to make the best of a bad bargaii.
I apablltkel Pace trm tke IAU id
It is the merry summer time. To him
tbe mother of the father of Li coun
try: "George, dear, where have you been
since school was dismissed?"
"Hain't been nowhere, ma."
"Did vou eome straight borne from
"But school it dismissed at 3 o'clock.
and it is now half -pact six. How does
"Got kept in."
"Misse'n joggrafy less'n."
"Rut your teacher was here not an
hour ago, and said you hadn't been to
school all day.
"Got kep' in yesterday, then."
"George, wby were you not at school
"Jrorgot. Thought all the time it was
"Don t stand on one side ot your toot
in tint manner. Come to me. George,
you have been in swimming."
"Yes, you have, Georje. Haven't
"N o a p."
"Tell your mother, George."
"N u c k."
"Then what makes your Lair so wet,
"Sweat. I run to fast comiu' from
"Rut your shirt is wrong sido out.
"Put it on thst wav when I got np
this morning for luck. Always win when
you play for keeps if your shirt is on
wrong side out."
"And you haven I the right sleeve of
your shirt on your arm at all, George,
and there is a bar J knot tied in it. How
did that come there?"
"Bill Fairfax tied it there when I
"But what were vou doin with your
"Didn't have it off. He jes took an'
tied that knot when it was on me."
"That s the honest truth, be did."
About that time the noble Rushrod
came along with a skate strap, and we
draw a veil over the dreadful scene,
merely remarking thst boys do
not seem to change so iunch as men.
lorn Uonre's Wire,
Tom Moore married a voung actress,
much to the disappointment of his
parents, who exacted that so brilliant a
man would certainly marry a fortune.
Bessy Dyke, the poet's bride, on the
other hand, was not only poor, but she
never won even a name in her profes
sion. She was a charming creature,
however, and the poet had learned by
Thor 'snoOiinz half to tweet in life
At love'i yi'Uiig dream.
Bessie and he lived in great harmony,
and Moore makes frequent mention of
ber in her in his letters, always speaking
of her iu the tenderest manner. She,
however, went into society, and feeling
sensitively tho difference between the
rank her husband's talents claimed and
her own lower caste, sho passed ber life
In retirement. Moore spiaks in one of
his letters to bis mother of "Bessie's
domocratic pride." She would not be
"patronized," and foil back on tho dig
nitv of her own character. Moore was
a general favorite iu the highest circles,
aud as his wife wished bim to enjoy the
best social advantages, bo mingled
among a class into which she never en
tered. She ministered faithfully to his
declining years, and eventually received
that honor as the widow of lhomas
Moore, which hal been withheld when
he was his wife.
Tub Lokoest Fast ox Rword. News
comes of tho death of tho fasting negro,
Perry Coolcy, who was confined in the
county jtil for six weeks without eating.
This is a strange case. There is no
doubt about this muu baring lived six
weeks, while confined in jail, without
f oii.l. He positively refused to take
food. The only reason that be gave was
that he diil not waut it, after much effort
Sheriff King induced him to take ice and
wine. Ho would dip a lump of ice into
the wino and suck it. After six weeks he
was persuaded, by the promise of a milk
punch, to take a bite of beefsteak. Then
his appetite could uot be controlled as it
hud been, and he ate. His stomach was
so disordered by hislong fust, however,
that he could not eat and digest as he
needed to do, and hence he continued
hick until bis sickness terminated fatally
a few days since. His was certainly the
longest fast on record.
A queen bee lays iu the height of the
season from 2k)0 to 3000 eggs in twenty
four hours. The man who will discover
how to graft a queen bee on a hen will
make money euongh to buy out the
whole continent in six months. Phila
On one occasion, when Washington
Irving, Bancroft and Everett were chat
ing over diplomatic reminiscences, the
latter told bow after be and the Neapol
itan ambassador bad been present.! to
ber Majesty Qaeea Victoria, Lord Mel
bourne intimated that they would t ex
pected to join in a gsme at whist with
theDucheas of Kent. "I play but a
very poor game myself," said Melbourne;
"in fact, I scarcely understand it; but
the Dncheas is very fond of it." "And
I," said tbe Neapolitan to Everett, "am
very bad player, and should I chance
to be your Excellency's partner, I in
yoke your forbearance ia advance;" to
which the Amtrican envoy replied that
be knew very little of the game himself.
As he put it, three dignified personages,
clad in gorgeous attire, were solemnly
going to play a game they imperfectly
understood, and for which none of them
cared in tbe least. Upon reaching the
Ducbess' apartment the ambassadors
were formally presented, and then, at
ber invitation sat down to play. As soon
as tbe cards were dealt, a ladv-in-wait-ing
placed herself at the back of the
Dnchs&s, and the latter said:
"Your ExceUencies will excufee if I
re'v upon the advice of my friend bere,
for I must confess that I am rexlly a
verv poor player."
Tbu was almost too much for Everett's
gravity; a gravity undisturbed for the
rest of" the evening, since be fjund plav
ing whist nnder such conditions inex
pressibly dull work.
Bold a be could be when the frame
was worth the candle. Lord Beacontield
would naver have been tempted to risk
so much on tLe cards; for, knowing the
weakness of bis play, he carefully
eschewed anything like high sUkes. One
evening, at the time when parliament
was agitating itself about tbe Emprees
ihip of India, Lord Beaconsfield sat
4owa to whist w:th the Prince of Wales,
and asked the latter: "What points
"Ob. sovereign, if you please," was
Seeing the premier's look of annoy
ance. Mr. Bernal Osborne observed: "I
think, sir, the premier would rather have
"crown" points!" The pnnce, taking
the jske and the hint, altered the stakes
Marlborough was not above playing
for smaller stakes, though perhaps tbe
great captain did not play high out of
fear of his loving Sarah, who bad a
tongue and knew bow to use it; like the
lady whose liege lord contrived that she
should not more than suspect the secret
of bis bad hours, until, coming home at
six in the morning tired out with "at
tending on a sick friend," he dozed at
the breakfast table, and, solemnly pas
ing the bread, said, "Cat!" "That's
your sick friend, is it?" exclaimed the
wife; and what followed may he imag
ined. A card hating wife txa upon occision,
set ber scrcples aside. Soon after the
close of the Secession war. General For
rest and his wife stopped at a hotel in
Memphis, and npon examining their
purses, found the sum-total of their
wealth amounted to seven dollars and
thirty cents. The general being due
that evening at a house where poker was
sure to be played, proposed that be
should tempt fortune to the full extent
of bis means, and asked hia wife to pray
for his success. She soold not promise;
but he felt ehe was for him, and knew
bow it would be. Let bim tell the rest
"They had three tables oue was a
quarter dollar table, one a half, and one
a dollar-and-a-half. I wanted to make
my seven dollars last as long as I coul 1
make it. so I sat down to the quarter
Uole. Rr dinner time I had won enough
to do better; and after we bad eaten, sat
down to the dollar-and-a-half table.
Sometimes I won, and then again I'd
lose, until nigh upon midnight, when I
had better luck. I knew Mary was sit
ting up anxious, end it made me cool. I
set my bat on the floor, and every time
I'd win I'd drop the money iu the bat.
I sat there till day broke and then I
took my hat up in both bands, smashed
it on my bead, and weut home. When
I got to ray room, there sat Mary in her
gown. She seemed tired and anxious,
and though she looked mighty bard at
me, she didn't say a word. I walked
right up to ber, emptied my hat right
into the lap of her cowu, and then we
sat down and counted it. Just fifteen
hundred dollars even, and that gave me
The wife of Bishop Beadon loved
whist so well, that when the prelate told
one of his clergy if he was able to sit up
half the night playing whist at the Rath
Rooms, be must be well enough to do
duty at home, the invalided one silenced
hiii wife: "My lord, Mrs. Beadon would
tell you that lute whist acts as a tonic or
restorative to dyspeptic people with
weak nerves." The Bishop's better-half
would have sympathized with Gold
smith's old lady, who, lying sick unto
death, played cards with the cuiate to
pass the time away, and, after winning
all bis money, had jusi proposed to play
for her funeral charges, when she
There have been stranger stakes still.
In l"3."i, Henry and James Trotter sat
down at the Salmon Inn, Chester le
street, to play a game of cards against
Robert Thorns anil Thomas Dilison, the
latter pair staking five shillings, and the
former a child, the son of a Mr. and Mrs.
Leehb, who gave np their. boy to the
wiuners. A traveler in New Zealand,
sending a night in a sqnattfr's but, was
invited to cut in for a rubber of whist.
As he took bis seat, he inquired: "What
points?" His partner res)ionded in a tone
significant of surprise at such a question:
"Why, the usual game, of courst
sheep points, and a bullock on the
Even the sharpest of sharpers may
meet more than his match. Robert
Uoiidin happening to saunter into a con
tinental casino where a Greek was reap
ing a rare harvest at "ecarte,'' looked on
quietly until a scat became vacant, anil
then dropped into it. The Greek, deal
ing dexterously, turned a king from the
bottom of the pack. When the deal
came to Uoudin, be observed: "When
I turn kings from the bottom of, tbe
pack, I always do it with one hand in
stead of two; it is quite as easy and
much more elegant. See, here comes
his majesty of diamonds;" and np came
the card. The cheat stared at the con
jurer for a moment, and then rushed
from the place, without waiting to pos
sess himself of bis hat, coat or stake.
Another of tbe fraternity, after win
ning ten game at "ecarte" in succession
tried bis fortune against a new opponent;
and still his luck held. He bsd madt
fourpointe, and dealing, turned np a
king and won. "My luck is wonderful,
said he. "Yes," said bis sdversary;
"and all the more wonderful since I bsve
tbe four kings of the pack in my pocket!"
and the professor of the legerdemain
laid them on tbe table.
"I remember," said a gentleman who
Lad traveled in Russia, "being at a ball
given by the empress to the late emperor,
on bis birthday. I wu playing at
ecsrte, when the emperor, who was wan
dering about. eme behind me to watch
the game. My adversary and I were
both at fonr, and it was my deal. 'Now,'
said tbe emperor, 'let us see whether
you can turn up the king.' I dealt, and
then held up the turn-up card, observ
ing: "Y'our orders, sir, have been
obeyed.' A dozen times afterward, the
emperor asked me how I managed it;
and be never would believe that it was a
mere hazard, and that I bad tsken the
cbancs of the .-ard being a king."
The czar was as much astonished at
the result of his .remark as tbe young
gentleman who, looking over a pretty
girl's shoulder while sue was playing
cards, observed: "What a lovely bund!"
' You may have it, if you want it," mur
mured she; and all the rest of tho even
ing he was wondering what her inten
tions were. Chambers' Journal.
Eat (have Sprarne's ffaLligtoii I e
Prominent among the notable women
in Washington at the present time is Kath
erine Chase Sprague, who resides on ber
large and beautiful estate of Edgewood,
tbout to and a half miles from tbe Capi
tol, with her daughters Ethel, Portia and
Kttherine.wbose several ages are twelve,
nine and seven years. Her residence is
situated on the brow o! a hill, within a
short ride from Glenwood Cemetery and
a few rods from a by-road which leads
from North Capitol street in au easterly
direction. It is an ancient structure,
having been erected in the eaily part of
the present century by Colonel Berry,
one of the original settlers npon the laud
which now comprises tbe city of Wash
ington. It stands in the midst of a fer
tile and beautiful domain of about fifty
acres, on which it was once proposed to
erect a summer residence for the Presi
dent of the United States. In 1S27 Mr.
Chase was a student at law in the ofllce
of William Wirt, attorney-general of the
United Slates. Mr. Wirt was the father
of two accomplished daughters, who
seemed to have excited the admiration of
the young student, which admiration
found expression in a poem written in
blank verse and entitled "The Sisters."
According to his own confession, he
found the delightful family circle of Mr.
Wirt very attractive, and he was ever
welcomed to it with cordial kindness, but
s stronger attraction existed elsewhere,
and this was the old mansion of Edge
wood, in which resided Colonel Bsrry,
who was blessed with an only daughter,
whose presence formed the light
of his household. Colonel Berry
was a gent'emau of the old
school, naturally aristocracy, and not in
clined to encourage the visits of young
men to whom the presence of this only
daughter was doubtless a strong attrac
tion; but having conceived a strong lik
ing for young Chase, he always gave
him a cordial welcome, and, and aided
by his daughter, did all in bis power to
render his visits a source of pleasure.
Hence, Edgewood became the favorite
resort of the young student, and here
were pasued some of his happiest hours
during the period in the study of law. It
does not appear that Miss Berry inspired
any tenderer emotion in the heart of th
young student than that of a deep and
lasting friendship; but the kindness
with which he was treated by the house
hold of Edgewood made a penuauent
impression upon his mind. and
caused the house and its inmates to be
associated with the most pleasant mem
ories of this period of his existence, and
be was often heard to remark that if in
after life it should become his good for
tune to acquire means sufficient to pur
chase an estate iu the country, he should
endeavor to beeonio the owner of Edge
woo 1. In WW Edgewood was offered
for sale, and Judge Chase became its
purchaser. Tbe old mansion seemed to
have been planned to meet his tastes,
and from the day he first crossed its
threshold as the gust of its original
proprietor until he took up his perma
nent abode therein, he was never so hap
py as when permitted to retire from the
busy world and seek repose of body and
niiu"d within its spuoious walls. Wash
An Incubator f r Infant.
Mr. Tarnier, the surgeon of tbe Mater
nity hospital in Paris, struck by the great
mortality among infants prematurely
born, and those which are very sickly
after birth, has conceived the iugenious
idea of constructing a box which is ul
niost exactly similar to the incubators
used for poultry. This box is divided
into two compartments, tbe lower oue be
ing used as a reservoir for hot water,
while the infant is placed in the upper
one, which is well stuffed at the sides and
fitted with a sliding glass cover. The
temperature is maintained at cVJ ileg.
Fahr., and M. Tarnier has found that by
keeping infants iu the incubator for a
period of from two to six week, their
vitality is enormously improved. He has
made experiments upon five six-months
children, six seven-months aud thirteen
eight-months children, aud be has only
lost two of tbeni, whereas, according to
his statement, three fourths of them
would hive died but for this adventitious
aid to vitality. London Lancet.
" Widder Jenkins," said an Ohio farmer
as he bustled inio her house oue morn
ini. "I am a man of business. I'm
worth 310.OX) and want you for a wife. I
give vou three minutes in which to an
swer." "I don't want ten seconds, old man!"
she replied as she shook out the dish
cloth. "I'm a woman of business, worth
$1(5,000, and I wouldn't marry yon if
you were the last man on earth! I tive
you a minute and a half to git!"
He got. Wall Street News.
Cheap Preventative. To prevent Lair
falling out, wet it thoroughly once or
twice a week with a weak solution of salt
f A boat
A coosiderable number of young wQm
en have connected tbemselTe. ithT
Mwspap.rprM. dunng the pj, h
Among the last one. . daffiJY;
Lucy Stone, Mis, Alice Stonffi'
well wLoLm new tbe entire ch.rgeT,
he W omen's Journal, ,Dd she "JJJj
he place sidy. One of the lst wrjui
in certain departments in the Eni
Tuveler is LUian Whiting, who i,7M8
correspondenf for several southerns
western paper,. M. Mary Clemme!
expects to return to WasbiDI,.
ton some time next month. Sarah
K Bo ton, one of the C,
of the Congregationali.t, has Brmed
here from an European trip. Among
the ideal works of women is that of "D
plied ChristiBnity," as demonstrated b
the work of tbe Women's Uunio, m
gestive of liberality of thought, practi.
cal good, intellectual aspiration and i,ir
itual inspiration. Iu rooms are ple.
antly located on Tremont street, ovr
looking the beautiful common, fit
Women's Union reaches poor women
and raises them to a higher level, oak!
ing them think, and awakening them to
a sense of their responsibilities ud poj.
sibilities, its protective department meet
ing a want of workingwomen which on
aided they could not reach. The classes
for study are always full, and most ex
cellent teachers, who give their time, are
employed. The industrial part of tlie
union ia one of it strongest features.
I believe tho institution i tbe onlr
thing of the kind in any large city in tue
country. One of tbe ablest journalist,
Mrs. Shattuck, is at present in Nebraska',
stumping tbe state for female suffrage!
Women in Boston wbo own resl estate
registering to vote (for School Commit
tee) in larger number than they have for
several years past. The recent Women's
Congress at Portland, Me., was a rare
and notable oceasion. All true Boston
women attended it and had their rav
and they said much. Mrs. Julie Ward
Howe, the president, presided, and, u
usual, was dignified and graceful. Mrs.
Howe is a rare woman in her way. She
is very gifted, and can speak many
languages fluently. Sbe baa a fine,
classic face, and looks liks like the ideal
American woman. Mme. Modjeska has
drawn immense houses during ber three
weeks' engagement. She is a profitable
"star," and herself makes about SCOUO a
montb. Boston female admirers regret
that Miss Anna Dickinson has publicly
declared lierself in opposition to woman
suffrage; but some people say that Anna
has a strong prejudice against ber own
sex. Miss Dickinson, however, believes
in intelligent voting; that intelligent
women as well as intelligent gentlemen
should vote, and that while venal men
sell their votes, venal women also should
have the sania privilege. But Anna,
npon the whole, don't think much of
woman tuffrage. Nor does Mrs. Mary
T.ivprmnrrt pluim that iinvilppft rirv
strongly; what alio wants the most is to
Ilease Past ike Salt.
A real romance occurred lately in a
hotel in Montreal. Iu the hotel the
road agent of a resiex-table company
boarded while in the city. Iu the same
hotel an American young lady was
domiciled. The ladv was pleasant and
accomplished. The young gentleman at
rust viewed the lady admiringly at a dis
tance, but was too timid to approach.
Day by day bis interest grew stronger.
He bad never spoken to her, nor she to
him, and, so far as be was concerned,
this was what he most earnestly desired
she might do. In this dilemma, he ap
plied to a friend for advice. "Do you
eat at the samo table?" asked the friend.
"Yes," was the repliy. "Then I would
advise you tbe next time you
dine to ask the lady to pass
the aalt." "All right," sighed the love-
niel; hern. Tbo fnllnwinff dav be in
tended to put bis friend's advice iuto
operation, but was most ueuguiiuiiy
bulked by the lady asking him to
"please pass the salt." From that mo
ment the ice was broken, till at last the
lady asked for the gentleman's card, in
order that she might know whom she
was conversing with. The gentleman at
once handed the lady his business card.
Mutters then went on smoothly, all the
while the couple enjoying each others
company at concerts, operas, etc. At
length this state of matters was brought
to a crisis. The lady was about to re
turn to the States. Tbe lover was per
plexed nd again applied to his friend
for advice, who at once advied him to
pop the question and thus settle anxiety.
She was willing to become one with hiui.
The question then came when the happy
day would be. She replied "to mor
row." To this the gentleman demurred,
ns he had certain business matters to fix.
Sho told him to leave them alone and
write to his employers resigning his
position aud leave the rest to her. He
complied; they were married and went
to t ie States, where the Canadian gen
tleman learned that he had married a
young widow worth S25O.000. In his
happiness he did not forget the friends
who advised him. He sent that gentle
man a check for $2000 with a letter of
thanks for his kind advice in enabling
bim to become a rich and happy man,
through the possession of a haudsome
and loving woman. The gentleman who
tendered the advice felt dubious an to
the reality of the cbeck, and did not pre
sent it at the bank -for some days. At
last he put the matter to the test, and
was informed the money bad been lying
in tbe bank at his order for a number at
days. New York Herald.
A Righteous Sentence. A Memphis
magistrate had before him one morning
recently a young man who at a masked
ball the night Ix-fore bad fijured as
George Washington, to wham, however,
his resemblance was so entirely super
ficial that he became drunk and abusive
before the night was over. The magis
trate pronounced sentence in the follow
ing homely but emphatic language-'
"Now, if you had got drunk as a private
citizen, and had cussed and ripp"4
around as such, I should Lave fined you
83; but inasmuch as von appeared at tbe
masked ball and committed the offense
while personating the character ot
George Washington, the reverend father
of his country. I will have to gentiy
stick yon for $20. I won't hivt
' patriotism business brought into disre