The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, December 01, 1883, Image 3

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Frank Demutler Bn rinaD, is Iht Century.
It was late one winter evening. The
snow was falling in thick, faBt-coming
flakes, making a whito curtain that was
perpetually being let down between
heaven and earth. The storm was car
rving on wild sport round the house,
snaking the windows, boating against
the thick walls, nnd"murniuringin deep,
hollow tones in the chimneys. It was a
night for warm, cozy, substantial indoor
comfort, and such I resolved to make it.
At the period of which I am writing I
was still a young man, and was practically-
successful as a doctor in a
town in the west of England a tol
erably large,' busy county town which
lies very near the borders of both De
vonshire and Somersetshire. I was un
married, and was living with an old
housekeeper and one servant girl, who
helped her by turns, now above stairs,
now bolow, with complacent submission,
because the semi-blindness and deafness
of the good lady made interviews with
her true saaln, the butcher's boy, in the
souliory not only practicable but easy.
On the eveniuft in quebtion I had come
in what we medical men call "healthily
tired," after a hard day's work in my
professional duties, and I was now sit
ting cozily by the biasing fire in my
dining room, with a glass of good claret
on the little round tublo at my side.
My thoughts went wandering to and
fro lazily, now renting updn some of the
most interesting oases among my pa
tients, now fluttering around a pretty
pictuioof my only sister and her first
baby, which her Icter, received this
moroiug from India, had called up; now
straying into the stablo to visit my bay
horse a now purchase, which I flat
tered myself did no small honor to my
judgment in horso flesh. Gradually,
however, all these subjects ol pleasant
reflection slipped into a mass and got
confusedly mixed together. I found
myself gazing, without foeling the least
surprised, at an odd vision, which
showed mo my sister mounted on my
pot bay with the baby in her arms, who,
instead of a baby's face, Lad the face. of
my neighbor and patient, old Mr. Bpioer,
the grocer, and soon after that I was
snnk into a peaceful slumber, where no
..nm ADAii nimA in iHnlm-h me.
How long I slept I do not exactly
know, but I recollect I awoke with a
start, roused by the clock on the chim
ney piece, which had a peculiarly ring
ing, clear sound, strike eight. I sat up
right with a jerk and looked around with
tiiat vaguely uncomfortable feeling which
often follows sudden waking. My glance
happened to wander np to the mirror
which was over the chimney pieco. Why
was it, that ss I gaz?d at it, I uttered a
low exclamation, and then shut my eyes,
thinking that sleep must still be re
taining its power over me, and that I
roust be dreaming a strange, fascinating
But no, I certainly was not dreaming,
for there it was, just as it bad been be
fore. Fix my eyes as steadily as I
might upon the mirror, with all my
wakeful faculties concentrated upon it
in eager earnestness, it was still tliere.
I looked away and fastened my look for
a minnte or more npon my mother's pio
tnre which hung over the sideboard.
Then my eyes were allowed to return to
the glass; but this maneuver was use
less also it would not go, do what I
would. . .
What I saw was cortainly no alarming
vision, though its appearance, there in
the mirror, over my dining room chim
ney piece was remarkable and startling
enonch. to say the least of it. In the
middle of the glass, which in its other
part reflected simply and naturally the
commonplace objects In the room, chairs
anil tables and window curtains, there
n eared a rmall but vividly distinct picture-!-
Iwu&e asd 4 It was a
very prettt house, iU foont covered on
one side ' i:h a green creeper, which was
spangled with sttrry white blossoms,
and on the other with a fresco such as I
had heard described as' existing on the
walls of houses in Italy, where I bad
never ben a fresco representing an old
woman sitting with a basket of orange!
atberfeet. There were four windows,
two np stairs, two down, exactly over
etch other; they were all half shaded
with green blinds, and I could ' m that
the top one, on the right hand aide, was
slifihtly open. Up the garden there ran a
broad fravrf walk, with soft fresh tnrf,
gemmed with flower beds on either aide
of it. The icclosure waa fenced round
with a rather high woodeu paliog, and in
one corner of it there stood a summer
house, with a quaintly shaped ro f that
had something of a pagoda about it.
Over the whole there was spread a toft,
silvery light, as though a bright full
moon was shining down npon it. A yel
low gleam, as of a lamp burning within,
stole through the open window and min
gled with the white rajs without.
I Uid my flngois on my pulse. Was I
going fast into a raging fever. My pulses
were as steady as they were wbeu I rose
tbnt m.iruitifT after a right's sonnl sleep.
I tested my brnin by going through, in
my mind, all the symptoms aud features
in a difficult and perplexing case which
had been lately under my ere; my mind
acted os coolly and calmly and regularly
as it liud ever done. I repeated to my
self tevoral passages of poetry from
diffiirtnt authors in different languages;
they came as quickly and easily to my
tongue as if I had been reading them
from a printed book. I gazed around,
and fixed my eyes on various objects in
the room, to see whether I should be
aubjeotod to other optical illusions; but
to all other points my eyes were as rea
sonable as thoy usually were; they
showod me nothing but tlie familiar
chairs and table, and the well known
Dattern of the paper on the wall. Then
I looked back at the mirror. The bounej
was still there. f
Had I been reading lately a descrip
tion of such a bouse, or had I latoly soqd'
anywhere a picture like it? Either of
these things might possibly have loft a
vivid impression on my mind which
might have acoo anted for the strange de
lusion. I was not, however, able to recol
lect, soaroh my memory as I would, that
a book or a painting had brought suoh a
house and garden before my thoughts. I
was naturally neithor excitablo nor im
aginative; indeed, I was generally re
garded by every one who knew me, and
by myself into the bargain, as one oi tlio
most' pronaic, rational beings in the
world. My fancy hod nover bofore played
me the smallest trick, even as I rodo
home, worn out with watching by a sick
bed.'ontho darkest night; even in the
many painful scenes full of death and
gloom, through which my professional
life had led me. In the dissocting room,
in the severest operation, my hand had
always been as steady as if I were pool
ing an orange. All this mado the pres
ent comprehensible vision yet moro
utterly inexplicable. Besides, even while
I gazed at ft, I know that I had never
felt more calm and collected and more in
an ordinary condition of body and miud
throughout my very common-place, very
bniv history.
Would another pair of eyes see the
house in the mirror? I wondered. With
a harried hand I rang to test this point,
and summoned my housckeepor, who
generally hersolf waited on me. This
good lady's name was Mrs. Trickey. It
is a common Devonshire nauio, let it at
once be understood by those who are
not aware of the fact, and it is in no
way meant to hint at any unpleasant pro
clivities or unwarrautablo whims on the
wortby dame's part; she was as honest
and simple minded a woman as ever
handled a bnnch of keys.
"Mrs. Trickey, I have mug for you to
ask you to do a very simple thing," I
said hesitatingly, now that sho was pres
ent, scarcely knowing how to begin;
for I felt, if I spoke out plainly, m.v
housekeeper must infallibly think that I
had suddenly takeu leave of my senses.
"What will 'oe please to have sir?" re
plied Mrs. Trickey, in true Devonshire
"Mrs. Trickey, will you please to look
in the glass over the chimuey-piece?" I
blurted out abruptly, not .knowing how
else to find ont what I wanted to dis
cover. "Get along with your nonsense, Mas
ter Fred," cried Mrs. Trickey, with a
toss of her head, which was so energetio
that it almost discomposed the stiff frills
of her rap.
It ranst be mentioned here that Mrs.
Trickey had lived with my mother when
I wps a boy, and that, with her, I still
continued Master Fred, though all the
world beside know mo as Frederick
Heatheoto, Esq., surgeon.
"I can assure you, Mrs. Trickey, I
moan no insult, nor even a joke," I re
plied humbly. "I fancied something
was wrong in the reflection of the glaas;
perhaps Susan had not dusted it as she
ehoulJ. Will you please look into it
with your experienced eyes, Mrs.
I was in hopes that this last implied
compliment would have propitiated the
housekeeper; but apparently it had no
such i fleet, for after a short inspection
of the niioror, she said tartly:
Tito it1iiik tin ricrht enoilffh so far OS I
do see; this just bo one of your items,-
Master t red.
"But, Mrs. Trickey, do please tell me
what you' seo when you look into it," I
exclaimed, seeing that I must be more
explicit if I wished to gain full certainty
on the matter.
"Why, what should I see but my own
face, Muster Fred?" she retorted snap
pishly; "and it be as goodlooking a face
as the faces of many women who be ten
years younger than I be., and I can tell
ee tuot it have been thought a good look
ing face by scores of men in time."
And herewith she bridled considera
bly, and drew herself np.
"And do you see nothing there besides
your face, then, Mrs. Trickey?"
"Bless and save us, Master Fred, you
must be turning mazed, I think, or else
it be that you are making a regular fool
of me. I don't see why yon shoold
make np such irammots about my face
when you've aknowed it these last twenty
years. I calls it very disrespectful, that
I do."
And with a flounce and a bounce Mrs.
Trickey turned and disappeared from
the room, leaving me all alone with the
house in the mirror, which most cer
tainly she bad not seen.
I was musing most uncomfortably on
this subject, with my eyes fixed on the
Tision, which to me tn as distinct as
ever, when the clock on the chimney
pieel struck a quarter to 9. Then, sud
denly, as if wiped out by a spirit a wing,
just when the little silver chime of the
clock waa ringing, house, garden, sum
mer bouse, moonlight, yellow gleam,
vanished from the mirror, and I saw
nothing there save the reflection of the
familiar room. . .
It waa certainly a more wonderful
phenomenon than any which my mod-n-ndicAl
knowledge had
taught me, and I aat np laU that night
thinking it over anJ irjiog vamij k
eonnt for it. As, however, I could not
gain the slightest light on the subject,
turn tun matter up and down as I might
in my brain, I came to a reiutiou ou
two poiutit, sud then went to bed. One
of these resolves was, that I would not
reveal the strange circumstance to any
one, because I had always a most hearty
dislike to gossip and ridicule at my ex
pense and tho other was, that I would
not allow the inexplicable vision to
trouble my mind so as to mike mo io
capublo of the daily work aud duty of
life. My natural calmness of tempera
ment and my active, bm.y uoiirso of
existence, made me more nblo - to uiuke
these determinations with some chance
of keepiuj to them than most pcoplo iu
my place.
I slept well that night, and did not seo
the house iu the mirror once iu my
dreams. Next day I was sent for in haste
to attend a duueerous, dilUcult case,
which required all my skill and ruorgy.
By tho time the evening was again come
the impression made by the strango cir
oumstauce of last night had in a great
measure faded out of my mind.
It so happenod that I was engaged to
spend that evening with ray friends, Mr.
and Mrs. Woodland. Mr. Woodland
was a banker, and hie wifo was a pretty,
sparkling womtn-tho queen of society
iu our town. Hue and I woro always
Close allies; she would chatter to me of
u'L her family affairs, aud in a certain
i i a i . .. k r i.
W u;T mnue ua iu-r ouuuuaut. uu tun uu
casiou iu question I was Mr. and Mrs.
Woodlands only curst, lue banker
slumbered in his arm-chair, the lady had
two or three bits of gossip to tell about
the noighborbooJ, and two or three new
books to discuss with me, and a deal to
say besides about tho first appearance of
a tooth in Miss Baby'a little rosy month.
That young heroine waa brought down
in state in her night dress, and I had to
examine the prodigy with much circum
stance ami solemnity.
Baby bad retired eg-un to the nursery,
aud had coased her somewhat loud re
monstrances with regard to tho incon
venience of being brought downstairs to
appear in the drawing-room in suoh a
costume and at such a hour. Mrs.
Woodland was standing on the hearth
rug looking in the mirror when the towu
clock in the market place hard by struck
8. I was looking at the reflection of my
hostess' face in the mirror, aud thinking
that it was certainly a very pretty one,
when suddenly at tho side of the lively
brown eyes appeared precisely the same
honse, line for line, which I had seen in
my dinning room mirror yesterday at the
same hour; garden, pagoda like sum
mer-house, silvery moouiignt, yonow-
lamp-lighted gleam all were there.
1 could not ncip a start ana a mur
mured expression of wonder. Mrs.
Woodland turned rounu quietly at me
"What is tho matter?'' she asked in
"On, just a twinge oi riienmausm in
my shoulder," I answered oarelessly.
"I oiught it riding homo through the
stoi m yesterday."
"Jlr. ueatnoote, wnai uo you see so
.in.lnrf nl ill iliA lnnliinT Mima to nillit?"
she asked a few minutes after, noticing
witn lertiuine quickness, iuu uirucuuu
in which my eyes, in spite of myself,
were so frequently turned.
"T wan iliinliintr Unit if T was K littln
handsomer man than I am, I should try to
get a wife mudo exactly on your pattern,"
r i I I'
1 replica uguiiy.
With these and a few moro jesting
words I contrived to put Mrs. Wood
land's curiosity to sleep again, whilo
frnm timn in limn I watched tho vision
ary houso. It was just os I had expected;
wuol tuo town ciock cninieu a quarter to
9, it vanished exactly as it had done on
the previous night.
1'Tom mat time iorwara, wuerever i
might bo, if I was ia the room with a
looking-glass, I saw every evening from
8 to a quarter to 0, for the next month
to come, too honse in the miiror. Some
times it mot my view in tho tiny looking-glass
on a oottago wall, where I was
(m.ilinrr a Tinnr nutinnt. sometimes in tho
pir-glass of a sick fine lady's apartment,
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sometimes in tlie mirror oi a irieuu s
dining-room as I sat at dinner. Thero
was never the faintest change in the
vision; it was always markod by exactly
tho some features. I cannot say but
that this perpetual haunting of my life
by so mysterious an apparition did not
make a vaguely uncomfortablo and
painful impression ou my mind. But,
by strength of will, and by clinging
resolutely and ceaselessly to all my
octivo daily duties, I prevented its bay
ing a morbid, unhealthy effect upon me.
I revealed thu circumstuaco to no one,
but appeared to the outer, world as if
there was uo strange pago in my com
monplace story.
When, however, a month or so had
passed by there came a great, sudden
raul Biirrnw wliii'll most effcClU'tllV
thrust aside all inclination to brood over
gloomy, shadowy, fanciful trouuics.
Oue morning there arrived a telegram
from Lrcco, on tho Lngo Como in North
Italy, saying that my sistor on, her way
Uma frnm India, had fillen dangerously
ill there, and calling mo at once to her
side. I knew that Jjottios neanii uau
been dolicote ever sinco her baby was
born, and that she was about to return
to England for tlio sake of a cooler cli
mate, and the best medical advice. I
knew, too, that she meant to return
through Italy, hot I was hardly aware
that sho had, as yet, started from Bora
bay, and I had not the faintest notion
that, her disease might possibly tuke
nl a ,Unf7ornn tnrn. No wopder.
then, that the tidings were a severe
iViitin far moro to me than sisters
rnnerallv are to their brothers. She
was several years younger than I was,
and she had been first my plaything,
then my pupil; and I had experienced a
mini nf real iealnfl t on that day when.
iltinnr an a stool at or feet, with her
sweet face hidden on my koees she con
fessed to me tuai mere was one wuu waa
more to her than I was, one who was
more to her tnan all me worm oesiue.
Tl,: fnsiliuh taeKntr if fionrafl. naicklv
passed away, and I rejoiced to see her a
happy bride; yet Lottie wts still my pet,
my pride and my darling. I will not
nnnn tli tini-riiid ionrnev. with
fear sitting at my side, nor the long
nights and days of dreary, anxious
watching, it suffices to say here that
my sweet girl was, at length, given back
to my arms, after, through long weeks,
and skill had battled
with death for her. Daring the whole
of this period the house in the mirror
never again appeared to me, aou, b
deed, iu my absorbing anxiety acd
trouble, the remembrance of 'itven,
hardly entered my miud. . n T T
Ou lovely evm.iuir hi(, .arly spring,
when Lottie was muou beitur, but not
strot.g fuongb ytit to bi niuvctL I had
Wen taking a long ramble into the love
ly oountry which surrounds Luke Como,
and on my return had lost my way. Tho
sun had set, tho moon had risen, and
wbs bathing the world in a silver sea. I
had reached a path by tho lake, and was
pausing to consider in which direction
Lecoo lay, Tlie seeun around was all
one glory of stilluees and of brightness,
A breeze jiibt stirred tho waters softly
with a kiss, the outlines of tho distant
lulls were soft and tender, as if drawn
by an artist angol's pencil; here aud
there among them there wss a white
glimmer a bich Did of a hamlet or home
s. cad ; hard by a nightcngalo just struck
a singlo golden note, and theu was silent
again, as if he feared to break tho calm
spell of the moon.
All at once I started, and a low excla
mation burst from my lips. My eves
were resting ou tho smfaco of tho lake,
and there, mirrored in its clear waters, I
beheld exactly the same houso and gar
den which had so often, before I left
England, mot my view iu such a strange,
mysterious way. Disturbed, astonished,
uuablo to believo my own sondes, I
glanced round behind me, and there, on
a little rising ground above the luko, I
saw a honse whioh 'corresponded to the
reflection below, and which was in every
respect tlio realization of my visian.
Just then the clock of some distaut
ohurch np among tho hills struok eight.
The wholo oirounistanoe and coinci
dence was so singular that I could not
help boing imprcssod and startlod by it.
Antagonistic through my whole enor-gt-tio
nature was to all imaginary fears
and beliefs. I approached tho goto of
the -ffarden and uoted how, in every
smallest particular, even to the starlike
flowers ol tho creeper on the wall, even
to tho fresoo of the old woman with tlio
basket of orances at her feet, even to the
slightly opened window with the ray of
liRtH gliding through it, it was tho coni
pleto likeness of the houso whioh had so
often mot my view in the mirror. The
very name of tho villa written over the
gate filled me with a strango, eerie focl-
lug; it was "La Casa uollo speech 10. It
had evidently been so named from tho
peculiar clear and beautiful retleotiou
whioh it had producod in tho waters of
the lako.
The complex thoughts and foelings
which the sight of tho villa and its name
callod up caused me to linger near it
for somo little time, until I began to
fear that my mind was going to tako a
morbid, sickly turn, and I resolved to
leave the spot at once. Just as i nsu
turned to go, however, a gold seal, which
bad belonged to my father, and which,
thereforo, was muoh valued by me, hap
pened to fall from my watch chain, ami
I spent some timo in looking for it, for
it had rolled down' the hill into the
1 liad at longtu iounu tuo seal and wao
moving away when the same distant
clock struck a quarter to nine, scarce
ly had tho Bound died ou the breeze
when a long, shrill ory came ringing out
of the house into tho night apparently
throuuh tuo partially opou window
After that I cannot describe tho motives
that impelled mo; I only know that, led
by what was moro like instinct man any
thing else, I rushed across tho garden
and entered tho door of tho lonely house.
Thero, the first thing I behold in tho
littlo entranco hall was a girl with a fair
English face, iu a state of evident great
terror and agitation.
"What is tho mattoi?" I asked. "1
heard vonr orv. I am an Englishman,
and I am here to give you any help and
survioe I can.
"My fatbor, who is lying ill, has just
s w alio we I poison "by mistake," she an
swered at cuce, for great grief is never
surprised. "I ootild not help crying out
when I discovered it. All our servants
bappon to be out, aud I havo no ono to
send to Como lor a doctor.
"I am ono." I said, "and, with God's
help, I will save your fathor."
It so happened that that day I had
been moving Lottie into more airy
a jarimonts, and had put my littlo'travel
ing case of medicines and instruments,
for better seonrity, into the pocket of my
greatcoat, which hung on my arm.
The rest is quickly told. I saved, by
the prompt measures I took, tho poisoned
man's life; 'and that fuir girl has become
my home queen. The villa is her futhor's
property, and onr brightest holidays are
spent iu "La Casa dello Sjiecchio"
"Tho houso of tho mirror."
Upland's Hill.
Sometimes the seemingly dry and mo
notonous proceedings of probate courts
furnish clues to stories of curious inter
est, surpassing in strungnnoss the bold
est creation of fiction. Such a rouiark
nble tale may bo told in relation to the
Ueyland estate, which is in course of
settlement in the superior court of Sut
ter county. Tho toslator, Ueyland, came
to California about thirty years ago,
leavings aire and two children in Cana
da. He aettled in Sutter county, and np
to the timo of his death, which occur
red a year or more ago, he was engaged
in farming. His will disposed of an es
tate of about $30,000, all of which was
loft to his wifo and children. But they
were not t- come into possession of the
heritage until live years from the testa
tor's death, ond in the meantime all the
income from tho eloe was ordered to
be paid over to othr relatives, sisters
of the testator. This was certainly a
ennous will. Bat a much stranger
tbinp is the fact that in hi long absence
of hirty years from home Ueylan J never
wrote to his wife or bis children, and
they receiving no tiding of him, bad
supposed him to be dead. They were
left in poor circumstances, and in the
course of hor long struggle with poverty
the wife died. One of the two children
also died, and the other, now the tole
beir, is married and has children f ber
own. Her name is Mrs. M. A. Wright,
and she recently came here from Canada
to look after the est ite of which sho is
the residuary legatee. But for an acci
dental cirenmttanoe she would be unable
to get any income from the estate until
the expiration of the five years as pro
vided in the will. The will provided
that all the "ersonal property" of the
estate should be sold, and the proceeds
invested in government bonds the inter-
nn vklrli ahnnlil bia Daid for five
yeara to the titters of the testator. Bi t
when be died there was a deposit I
about $1300 to Lis credit in a local bmk.
and as this was not in the nature of
"porsonal property to be sold." and as no
provision in relation to money bad boeo
made in the will the court, in i'a discre
tion, ordered tho sum to lie paid to Mrs.
right, ibis brief sketch of this most
curious case furnishes no explanation of
tho motives t nut induced lie? land to lead
a lonely life in California, while his wife
and children, believing bim to be dead,
were struggling for existence in the laud
where he had left them. Had his ill
left them notliing his mysterious conduct
might bo more easily explicable. No
one knows tho secret of bis remarkable
conduct. If there were any secret by
whioh it oonld be explained, that' secret
went with him to his grave. vMarysvillo
A Steward en hra Miknc.v.
"You must see somo very amusing
oasos of sea sickness? said a nun re
porter to an ocean steamship stoward.
"lhey aro seldom amusing to mo,
said the steward, solomnly, "becauso
they always recall BV own experienco.
Most cases are pathetic, though I smile
sometimes when tho braggart keels over.
Ou every trip we have at leaat ono ruuii
who boasts of. Lis ability to withstand
sea sickness. Ho always rays that the
trouble is as largely mentul as physical,
and that a man of invincible determina
tion can ward it off by an rffott of will.
The fall cf this man to a condition of
pitiable wretchedness has its humorous
features for us not for the man."
"Are womon moro subject to sea sick
ness than men?"
"Yes, but, on the other hand, they
stand it better. A woman struggles
right up to tho point of despair against
tho what I might call the impropriety
of the thing. Sho isn t so much
tortured by the pangs as sho is worned
by tue prospect of bcooioiog disheveled,
haggard and draggled. She fights
agaiust it to the last, and keeps up ap
pearand at long rs she ' can bold
up her head. Then sho becomes tuai'd-
liu and pathetic. She takes to her room
and invariably asks three quostions.
First, wbother people die frequently of
seasickness, then how many miles we
are from shoro, and lastly, when we will
get thero. She often also asks me how
deep tho water is, and if I think it possi
ble for auy one to go seven days without
food. The doctor is always talked over.
I am asked time and agaiu it I think he
is capable and efficient, and if I havo
conQdonco in him. When the patient
gels, so ill that she loses interest in the
doctor, she usually lies on her side and
cries by the hour. Luckily the more
violent attacks last only a short time."
"How is it with men?"
"Oh, mon give in at once. Tbey bel
low like bulls and make a great rumpus
until they are compelled to take to their
berths. Thou they grurablo and swear
until they are well ouongh to go on deck
aitain. A great many passengers oomo
aboard loaded with modicines and
schemes for the prevention of sea siok-
nest. I never know a preventive yet.ex
cent tho ono I montionod whoa wo first
began to talk."
Over the ocean The sky.
A bright beginning Sunrise.
Alwtys tob bad A pair of knaves. .
Popular D. D.'s Dollars and dimes.
A cut and dried affair Jerked beef.
The bone of contention The law-
"wanl" A cat on the
saying The deaf and
tho proper rot-
Mrs, Brown's Oplulon.
What is my opinion of hlgh-tonedness?
There is no such word in the English
language, may be, but it expresses what
I want to say, aud I nave as mucu nunt
to coin a word as anybody else, particu
larly when no other word exactly meets
tho caso, lligu lotiniiiioss, as i uniicr
stand it. mnuus tho defiro that somo pco
ulohavoof holdinn tin their heads and
tlio end of thoir noses, relative to other
people who may have less money or less
social position, bnt not less good breed
inc. for well-bred people are not of that
kind. To be high toued in tho sen so of
olovation aliovo tho coarser clomonts, is
commondable, but the mischief of it is
that somo of the coarsest kind of trash
affect the quality, and have affected it
until it hti boconio a term uiinobt, oi re
nroach. As soon as a person can own c
Una bnimn anil l iiln in a ClirrillO. ho af-
foots to turn np Lisnoso at Lis former
estate, and cultivates only the faoulty of
forgetting tho paBt. I'eoplo who have
pasts that cannot be remembered with
comfort, havo to take a good deal of
toning before they arrive at tho pure
high pitch, although it is an easy tuuttur
i .4 11... ......I..- ..Itii'i, IV. ..inn
tu arrivo nt tuo aumuij inuu. uumu
seem to" bo more seriously affected thun
menand while the husband may find
real pleasure iu thinking of the time
wheu he was a plain peddler, the wifo is
driven frantic if the thought comes to
her that ho was ever anything else thun
a morchaut princo. It does not occur to
them thet thore is more truo nobility
and manhood in ono man who Las tho
nerve and the brain to overcome all ob
htacles and rise in spito of ciroumstances
than in five hundred who, by accident of
birth, inherit wealth and sociul position
Honestv is rovaltv. and though society
may not recognize its crest, tho bettor
art of man's nature accepts it. and this
better part is what constitutes real high
tonod men and omen. Mercluut Trav
eler. ,
Poper gas pipes are mado by passing
an endless Mnp of hemii paper, tho
width of which equals the length of tho
tubo, through a bath of melted asphalt,
and then rolling it tightly and smoothiy
on a core to give the requirod diameter.
When the number of layers thus rollod
Is suflioient to afford the desired thio's
necs. the tube U strongly compressed
the outside sprinkled with fine sand and
the whole cooled in water. When cold
the core is drawn ont and the inside
served with a water-prooilng cotuposi
tion. In addition to being absolutely
tikbt and smooth, and moch cheaper
than iron.those pipes have great strength
for when the side are tcaroely three
fifths of an inch thick tbey will with
stand a pressure of more than fifteen
atmospheres. If buried underground
they will not be broken by settlement
nor when violently shaken or jirred
Tlie material being a bad conductor of
beat, the pipes do not readily free id.
, One Ileason It is said that "on rea
son of the lack of success in starting a
jonng orchard on old, worn-out lands is
that the necessary care is not taken to
deepen the soil and tboronghly prepare
and manure it. Another reason is the
neglect thai the young tree subsequently
receives. The young orchard is too often
left to take care of itself. The weeds
outrank the trees, no suitable manure is
tpplied and the Isnd ia left unplowed,
and the un qoal contest for life is soon
; concluded."
A garden
Goes without
dumb alphabet.
A cutaway picket is
tumo for an elopemeut.
A stump speech "Give us the buttof
your cigar, mister."
Politicians go np the ladder of fame by
the rounds of drinks.
"Failure in the yarn trade'' Writing
some unsuccessful novels.
A financial failure Trying to pass a
three-cent piece for a ditno.
What barbers uevor hesitate to gift
their patrons The cut direct.
A fellow played all night without turn
ing a trump. He was playing a cornet.
Why is the potato the most susceptible
of vegctublos? It is oftencst "mashed."
Young Fastboy says the first girl he
over waltzed with was all tho whirled to
A Hnnduv arlinnl ln inl.1 hi tnanlmr
thatho world, being round, could Lave
no end.
An American coin was changed when
Georgo Silver was married to Catherine
Iu somo cases when a judge lays down
the law ho takes up Lis own opinion in
plooo of it.
No one can see into the fnture any more
than he cau see into the bank aooount of
an editor.
"Smith can't stand a joke," said Porry ;
'I Lit Lim on the head with a brick, and
ho got mad. '
Conversation it more than half the
time a refuge from thought or a blind to
oouoeal it.
A Spartan was asked how Le attainod
such great ago. "I was not acquainted
with any doctor, be repliod.
"Life is short." moralizes the poet.
We can sympathize with Lifo. We're
short, too, says a contemporary,
DeCamp is the name of the cashior of
a uatiotal bank. The name is very sug
gestive. He should be watched.
The oyster houses Lave an opening
every day, but somehow the fashion re
porters never eoem to notioo them.
In Rome, Augustus tomb is the site of
variety theater, and Caesar's death
plaoo is occupiod by a grocery store.
There ia a man in Pittsburg so fond of
"flash" litorature that be won't read any
thing but a powder magazine
A specimen of vegotable wool is on ex
hibitiou . t Amsterdam. It comes from
Java. Wheu it is freed from its loatbery
covering and the seeds, through a very
simple process, it is worth between six
teen niul scvonteen ceuts per pounu.
To cut tho neck off a bottle, bend a
quarter-inch iron rod so that it will half
encircle tho bottle. Heat it to a low red
boat. Plaoo tho bottla in tho bond npon
the lino of separation, and turu tho bottle
back and forth ttirough the part ol a rov-
luliun in coutaet with the hot rod.
Whim tho bottle benins to ciock, turn it
slowly around uutil tho top is complotoly
cracked off.
It Las long been suppo?oJ that tame
monkeys die chiefly from consumption,
but a careful inquiry by the London
Pathological society shows that such is
not tho cuso. Out of fifty three deaths in
the collection of the Zoological society,
on y three were tsoribod to that disease.
Brouohitis is vory fatal, and caused the
death of twenty-two monkeys during tho
sixteen month of the in; estimation,
A Yokohoml paper states that John
Miluo. whoso researches on earthquakes.
as explaiued by bim to the British asso
ciation at Southampton, have excited
great interest in scientific cirolos, and
who has siuoe returned to ins uuiios iu
Japun, has applied to tho Japaneso au
thorities to establish an observatory, in
order that he may be able to thoroughly
investigate underground phenomena.
Ho has sent the authorities a long
treatise npon the earthquakes of Japan.
Apples In Mythology,
Trobably becauso tho apple is such
beautiful fruit, and so common, it hold;
a great place in European tradition. Ap
plus are to our legondary lore what
peaches are to tho Chinese. The fruit is
as old as Homer, and in the fairy gar
dens of Phioacia ho tolls ns thot "applo
grew ripe on apple, and pear on pear,"
through all tho circuit of the year. Laer
tes, the old, was tending bis garden when
Odyaseusmethim and reminding Lim of
the littlo boy that had begged for
so many apple trees, "all for his own,"
and who had now returned, a man tried
in war and on the deep. It wat an ap
ple, the apple of discord, that caused all
tho Trojan woes, and but for this golden
fruit, Troy might still be a flourishing
rival of Constautinoplo. Indeed, the
whole eastern question would Lave
taken a different complexion, for the
strife between Asia and Europe notori
ously began with that apple of discord.
For an apple Atolanta lost hor maiden
hood, and Eve, paradise. They show dif
ferent forbidden fruits in difforeut coun
tries; one especially, a monstrous yellow
thing, about at tempting as a turnip. But
in northern Eorope at least we have al
wayt boen sure that for no fruit but to
apple would Eve have lUtened to the
serpent. The heathen Scandina
vians, indeed, made apples the very
fruit of life and immortality. They
wore in the keeping of Iduna, wife of
Brsgi, and the god of Asgard tasted
them, as Horus (according to Diodorus)
ta of the death destroying urug oi isis.
Then when they had tasted ot me ap
ples, the gods grewyoong again ana ior
got death. Bat Thiasse, the giant, by
the aid of Loki, seized Iduoe and tha
apples of immortality and the gods grew
old and gray and wrinkled (as in Gior
dioo Bruno's satire) , aud the sprpag died
ont of tho year. But Loki wss made to
restor- the apples incorruptible, and
spring cams back, and tho gods were
yonng a ever they were on Asgvd.
London Daily Kews.