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THE BUSSIAN DOCTOR.
A Traffics and Itomantio Story
from Roal Life.
ABAPTEU PliOM TUB OF.UMAM
tlie mother s
and talked u
events of the
in the ttsu.il
and pupil w:
tne prospect ot
their son. although
her head ominou.nr
;in ever of the dire
h campaign of 1812.
his were not given
lout into the gar-
I UY MRS, FKAXCKS A. SHAW.
Trantlallo flopyrighUd, 147, by A. Y. KfUog
treating whispers of which he umTer
jitood only "A tic main. Ail ret'ot'r."
11c again .ought his wonted place in
the forest, ami threw himself upon the
grass. But though he lay there for a
long time he did not study one word
'A demain au revvir!" kept echoing
in his ear.
Upon reaching home he hunted up a
French gtainm.ir and a French-and-Gcrman
phrase-book hidden away in
the depths of the family library. To
morrow he would return the handker
chief with thanks, and assure the
thrower of the ball that his eyo no
longer pained him. But he felt that it
i would be easier to commit u Latin ex
ercise than these French phra."es.
His swollen uye did not escape his
mother's nolieo. but the limb of a tiv
was made answerable for the little
French girl's awkwardness. He locked
the two handkerchiefs in his desk to
take them out late at night and unfold
them. In one corner of thj pocket
handkerchief he discovered the initial
II. with a coronet above it. Coulu
this other dainty thing, with its deli
cate perfume, bo any protection
against wind and weather? What use
less trilles these spoiled girls must have
to wear, and this was a Parisian
through and through! German women
were so different. What, indeed,
could a manly man do with a doll who
carried such handkerchiefs, wound such
spiders' webs about her neck and wore
gloves in the garden? What would his
mother, who only on Sundays allowed
herself the luxury of white under
sleeves, and was by no means lavish in
collars and handkerchiefs f ot
her husband and son what would
she say about the always fresh
white gowns of this young French
woman? Terrible memories of the
'Revolution and of .Napoleon's wars
had taught her to hate the French, and
she was displeased to learn that her
son even knew these foreigners.
This night Arnim dreamed of gigan
tic balls trying through the air. They
all hit him. Handkerchief after
handkerchief was wound around
his head, and two soft litt.e hand
were laid upon his heart, while a
sweet voice asked: "Have 1 reatly hurt
The next day Arnim had many les
sons to recite at the gymnasium, but
his memory was not as usual at com
mand. At the appointed time he
found himself on the familiar path. As
he passed the latticed gate his heart
beat vio'etitly. From beneath the low
lrawn vis. on of his cap lit; gazed
stealthily into the garden. Suddenly
he dis'erncd a white shimmer. The
glove'.ess hand of Hoi-tense waved him
4t greeting through the lattice-work of
"(), sir, you came at last." she said,
in French. '-How is it with you?"
As ti politeyonngniati. he was obliged
to step forward, to take off his cap,
show the eyo which meantime had as
sumed till possible colors, and say as
suring ly the words he had a thousand
times rehearsed: "Jc me parte a.ssi z
lien, mademoiselle." Then taking the
handkerchief with the coronet from its
paper wrappings, with a "thank you
very much," he handed it to its owner.
Where was the other? Hortense did
not ask. but still chatting and laugh
ing merrily, she opened the gate and
came to him. Arnim listened in silence
as the rippling rivulet of her speech
(lowed gayly on, while tho rosebud
mouth was wreathed in smites and the
eyes glowed like sunbeams.
"O, how I love the forest !" she cried,
in ecstasy. The trees murmured softly
nbove those two ounsr heads, and with
happy hearts the, paced slowly up an
down the path.
Young violets in chnrming profusion
nestled amid the grass. Arnim would
gladly have plucked a bunch of them
for his lovely companion, but ho could
recall only their Latin name, Viola
odorata, and he forebore. Ho told hei
ns well as ho was able that he spoke
but very little French, ami she replied,
laughing, that sho knew no German.
Then she asked him to give her Ger
man lessons, assuring him that her
father would not object. She next in
quired as to his name, his home, wheth
er he had parents and brothers and sis
ters. When he had answered she said,
sadly: " I have no mother, no brothers
or sisters." Then sho bogged him not
to bo afraid of Mile. Fifine,
her governess, assuring him that she
was not so cross as she looked.
"Is it she who always makes you
wear gloves?" he asked.
She laughed and nodded.
"But I do love to take them off,"
he said, suiting tho action to the
word. 'Hero they are. Please keep
them awhile for me."
He put tho gloves in his breast
"And yet I would not liko to have
brown or red hands like so many of
your German girls," she added. "That
is so ugly uglier even than gloves."
So thev walked ii'iiud down or stood
den, nnd soatcuisclve.s comforta
bly in the aijr by the fountain.
Sometimes v-Mlle. Filino was in
temple on th
over his fear
lot that fore
la belle Fran
ompantcd them to
me-dow or to the
bp. Arnim soon got
morose old rrencn
cry day cursed me
to remain far from
lis stupid Germany.
line licrman in no
of some roni
of the foreil
spring and t
rose and fel
amid this un
turn s tongtt
laugh heat til
spring up, j
then the pre
inotii;.o anil ir. iimt Iteutii rniiie s
,1. . .... .......... IT.. 1 1 ir..i.ii1 1 jti iv t. -
sum i iiiia. in- imguiui .....i.. ...... ..-w
.i i i i. It.........
lllg me mi very iniigii oi iiuiicum ?m
laughed o often and so merrily when
! But to-night it" she
friendly walugh her eye-glass,
ith but little of her
she left the "two
fate, as sho sat a lit-
Ibsorbed in tho tieti-
hero and heroine
laughed it was not aloud, and he slowly
The tict evening just as he was set
ting out for the forest, an unknown
lad appeared bringing him a note with
a perfume of violets. "From tho
French young lady," the boy said.
"No answer required."
With a strange feeling of apprehen
sion he broke the seal. Awkward Ger
man characters confronted him. Ho
"Dinil Tk.achf.ii: My aunt, the Marquise
Duvols, h.is come, and will ta'o me with her to
Part i. S'i i is the m other of my cousin Kent,
whom pa.u anil Pi tine siy I am oao day tn
marry. 1 '.o not know whether we shall return
here. I h .vo wept very much at the thought of
leaving. If we J J return, I shall at onco rciume
my lcom with you. Thoy have been so beau
tiful and h jolly ! I shall never forget you
n"ver! Au ritolr. Plcaso remombor your
CRIME THAT RESULTED IN THE EVO
LUTION OF A NEW PEOPLE.
THE YOUNG PEOPLE,
which learned most :
riort, and Arn
tfrom the depths of
her novel, gije signal for departs
to tho laughing
'ason of roses, these
tiros. How musical
tense s clear iaugn
itter of birds! How
L-ermtin words and
awkward from Ar
the dear, familiar
alloted Arnim could no
litn re- 'Hij ?s$'!hJ muster courage t
leaving 1 P over to the vine
One ilav his mother
said: "those French
people, have left. The old sexton of
St. Mary's Church has engaged to keep
the gar len in order until their return.
Believe tne, my sou, this is best for
He went forth into the quiet moon
light, timidly, as if about to do some
wronjr, and looked over the latticed
their mutual blun
lively child would
back her golden
run away. Jt was
's manifest duty to
bring back tlfactory pupil. Whilo
with tne jrraN
oth soon learned to gate into the garden.
Mile, r time 3 eves,
w dignity of a teach- '
er then in til eagerness of youth
they would hide and seek liko
two merry el i, until Fifine's grim
figure loome near by, and her
"Enough of nonsense recalled
them to theirs. Then thev would
again sit opppaeh other, Hortenso
repeating wjtho dimples in her
cheeks deepdinto an arch smile:
er hat," etc.
But she reui rapt and silent when
say. "i leel
if I do not nil;
He never vi
These lines ir
fill that she 1
for her in Frd
" I hear n
" The nlgl
nloud some German
music," she would
penning ot tho words
1 of reading to her him a pin
his favorite poet, protest.
ised her as so beauti-
l him to copv them
hat-actors so that sho
A if wit
The idvl was plaved out. Deathly
stillness lay over all. How cold seemed
the silvery moonlight upon the path!
Liu-ht waves of perfume from the
rosebeds were wafted over to him;
mortally weary seemed the plash of the
fountain; cool breezes rustled through
the tree-tops, and as in a dream he
murmured the refrain of the little poem
that had been so dear to the absent ouo:
' As if within that garden
Of rose i, white and ro I,
She (ttill for mo woro waiting,
My darling, long years dead."
"Adieu, dear little Hortense! I shall
never see yon again," he murmured,
It was indeed a final separation.
They never met again. No tidings
passed from one to the other. Arnim
had scarce entered the university when
his parents (fled, thus severing every
link with the old home. Serious student
years absorbed him. His powerful in
clination toward medicine had nii'de
ician despito his father s
ncir, it seems;
rest at its murmur
js trill softly
h of their singing
Is the lolilen days.
It leumttr. so near,
Lir from here.
Of resets and red.
She still I wtro waiting
My darLtig years dead."
lie had setrce iri-adtiated when he
' made the acquaintance of a wealthy
; Russian, ill with inflammation of
lungs. This happened as he was about
' to settle down in his native town with
a view of building up a practice there.
He had the good fortune to cure this
! foreigner who, grateful for his tveov
! erv. and touched by the decided fond
i ness oi his half-grown son for the
! young doctor, invited him to share
, their southern travels as family phy
sician and Gu-m.in tutor. In this way
Arnim saw a great deal of the world.
Finally, at the solicitation of hs new
friends, he sc. tied in Uussia. Every
where he had taken with him the lace
handkerchief of the charming Hor
tense. After tho lapse of thirty years
when, as a busy, successful physician
he had lived a life far removed from
that youthful idyl, he still cherished
t its a precious memento.
His heart remained strangely iin
1 touched by love. Not that he had
striven against the charm of wotn
iti's beauty or gone out of tho
' way of that spell old a,s creation
' aself. Still no woman had awak
ened in him more than a pa-ssing inter
sst. When he pondered over this un
usual reality, "I have no time for love,"
was the refrain of all his thoughts,
"and without love there is no happiness
A woman had always presided over
his bachelor household. Ivan clung to
dim with canine fidelity, and years
uiissed without his noting the swiftness
had recited tlilreamy verses, Hor- , 3f their flight Little by little there
tenso rose suflr. and with feverish had awakened in his heart a longing
haste pluekedisejray from the red ! r,. his native land, for the ouietof that
hieh bloomed ,uait old town, for tho rustle of Ger-
le garden, and a)an forests. These longings deepened
before him. He i ,ritii thev made him ill. He learned
through correspondence that tne vino
ivreathed house stood vacant and was
with light footj
as already passing
through the land
io rose sua r. and
e pluekettisegay 1
s and whtlics, wl
'ild luxury in the
laid it on thiblc
carried it in Hind as ho wont home,
delighting in j-auty and fragrance,
What a dear.l-hearted creaturo sho for saie- nc purchased it gladly, and
was, this little! Even his mother, ,ottlcd down within those four walls
spite of thosjniniscencos of 1812, 1 to hjm t, ,n0!tt beautiful possession lu
could but lov
Tho next nMien Arnim returned
from the gym jiii, ho found a letter
from the Man It contained a check
and some obi ry words of courtesy,
expressing n regret that tho les
sons must be mtitnted for a season,
the whole world
Tho little place wa unchanged. Ho
found hiscousin already there. With the
lums ho had sent her, sho had arranged
jvery thing to his liking.
Marianne expressed some surprise at
light of tho tall cousin she had not mot
as his daughtiia about to visit Pans. ; ,or twuive years, and whom sho had
Arnim jioi:u nimseii iuv mm , jmagitieu younger, j van s aspect mieu
pause in tho us would be the best her with horror. She wanted him sub
thing for hiniis examinations were ,itted at onco to tho shears of tho hair
near at hand e also decided that he j Jre8ger, but tho shaggy Russian scouted
would make tempt to bid Hortenso jj,jg jea( anj j,is master only laughed
farewell, thu his visits to the forest 1 it ti
ho would cht a path not leading by j With strango sensibility tho doctor
tho latticed ! now wandered through his native town.
If tho rose 1 lilies in that glass of ' Whole streets had been laid out, mod
water had oi ecu less enchanting in rn houses had risen, a railway stathm.
their perfuni he came to this oon- j jtoml just outside the gates. But for
elusion! He about to throw them i the vine-wreathed house, to which so
Mutiny on u ItrltMt Mnu of Vt'nr Lends
to tho Development of n New Hare.
The Adviiiitneeit of t'lvitlrntlun AYIttiutit
It Attemlnnt Vleen.
Tho ship Uotuity, Deo. Z 1TS7, sailed from
Spithoad, Knelanil, lioitltd for the South Sea.
The ship was under a commission from tlio
Uritish ndintralty to visit the Society nnd
other islatuis and collect a nuniUr of tho
broad fruit plants, which were to w taken to
certain of the ltritish West Indies for tho
purpose of stocking those islands. Tho ves
sel sUrted on her homeward voyage with
Lieut, llligh in command. Ho was of an un
usually overbearing and insulting disposition.
Ho accused Fletcher Christian, tho innte,
with liaving stolen somo coeoanuts which ho
had bought at Otahoito, ouo of tho islands
they had visited. Christian determined to
getaway from tho ship, and was infortned
tiy tho iKMitswaiu that the crow were ready to
mutiny. Ho surpristnl tho captain in his
berth, made a prisoner of him and took jhw
scssion ot tho ship. Thocnptaiu and eighteen
of his ollleers and men were then set adrift
in an oh.'H boat.
Christian, with tho twentj'-iour oiacrs
who had remained in tho ship, steered for tho
Soeietv Island, ami sixu-en of them llnally
divided to renmin at Otahoito, whilo Christ
ian and the rest, taking with them twelve
Otnlieitean women and seven men, set sail in
the ship for any plaeo that chutico might tal:o
them. Nothing was heard of Christian and
those who had gone on tho Motility for twenty
years. At the end of that time an American
ship, Impelling to touch at l'iteairn's Island,
found there an Lnglishiin called Alexander
Smith (his name was alteward changed to
John Adams! , who said ho was tho solo sur
vivor of those who had sailed on the Motility.
Christian, thinking tho island a place
where there would bo little chance ot their
licing discovered, had landed thoro and
burned tho ship. Things went smoothly for
two jenrs, when one of tho men, having lost
In's wife, insisted on taking one of tho Oui
heitoan men's. The Otahoitoans rolxdled and
killed throe of tli whites. Tho rest of tho
whites, with tho aid of the women, then
killed all tho Otaheitean men. Only four
men were now lelt on tho island. One of
theso succeeded in making an intoxicating
Hiiuor ami drank himself to death, another
one was executed by his companions, aud a
third died of consumption.
Adams, now an old man, became at last
impressed with tho responsibility resting
upon him of teaching tho descendants of him
self and his companions the truths of tho
Bible. Tho result was a model community.
Iu IS'M tho inhabitants moved to Norfolk Isl
and, but in ls.".(i a part of them returned to
Piteairn. This colony has since been remark
nble for tho purity in which it has retained
the principles inculcated by tho patriarchal
Between tho years 1W0 and ISSO n number
of ships called at the island. In 1SSI! tho
American shin Harry -Mills visited tho place,
and ono of tho inhabitants, named McCoy,
accompanied the ship to Liverpool. In tho
Rfitne year another American ship, tho
the Wandering Je.v, stoppeil at the island anil ui
leaving Capt. Talpey, tho commander, 1001;
! with him another ono of tho inhabitants.
This was Earnest Hey wood Christian, tho
' great grandson of Fletcher Christian. Until
his arrival at Hull, England, Earnest Chris
! tian had never seen a house, a horse, or any
! quadruiied. His delight anil astonishment
when he llrst saw a sieam engine nun nam
were unbounded. On his arrival Christian
was treated with tho greatest kindness, and
when ho left England took with him many
vuhmblu nresents for tho islanders.
Christian spent three years on tho ship,
visiting San Francisco, and going completely
! around tho world before ho returned to his
, island homo. On her second visit to I'itcairn
Mrs. Talpev had with her a young English
girl, 17 years old. Sho was tho youngest
, iH.rson who had ever visited tho island, and
great was tho interest and admiration sho
excited among tho girls of her own ago.
Ono in particular, -Miss Emily McCoy, kept
1 close to her all tho tmio, asking her all mull-
uer ot questions alxait tho outside world.
"You are tho llrst girl of my own ago,
ouUido of this island, that I have overseen,"
b-ho said. "Tell mo all you can. What do
horse cars look likoi And tho churches-do
you have jeoplo enough to fill themf
Among tho island women who visited tho
ship on this occasion was Miss Rosalind
Young, ono of the most attractive and enter
prising on tho Island. Sho was at this tltno
about !i'l years old, had never had a shoo on
her foot, swam liko a iish, played tho organ
in tho little island church, assisted her father
iu teaching tlio "village school" and was tho
leader in everything among tho women on
tho island. Sho has written au account of
tho island for Tho Century, and sho told Mrs.
Talpoy that she never hil'd an idle moment.
Another curious vein of modern civiliza
tion thut has eropied out on tho island is
tho desire for somo place where ono can get
a rest and change from tho ordinary routine
of life. On an isolated island only a fow
miles In circumference, in midocean, and
containing only ono villago ol lesi than
100 inhabitants, "summer rosiuonces
would seem to bo hardly practicable or do
Birablo. Yet theso peoplo havo already begun
to build, a little way from Jho main settle
ment, a small "summer colony," where tho
older ones may go uway, for a littlo whilo
every year and lo more retired than thoy
can in the village. They have named thoir
retreat "Happy Volloy."
Tho condition of tho islanders has lately
been considerably improved by tho numer
ous visits of English and American shiiis.
Tho population is increasing slowly. Iu 1879
it was lt. In December, 18SJ, it was 103, of
which number 2 wcro shipwrecked sailors
who hod settled there. Tho colouy consists
of about U0 families, who live in singlo story
cottages formed of bamboo, with thatched
roofs. The islanders are still noted for thoir
strict religious conduct, graco lwing said
before and after each meal, and swearing or
anything of a similar character bing abso
lutely unknown. When any disputo arises
among them tho settlement of it Is laid over
till tho next arrival of a man of war. when
it U referred to tlio CUDtalll. and hU do-
clilon is final. Now York Press.
"You don't mean to say that you under
stand French, Tommy!'' "Oh, yes, I do.
When ma and v speak French at tea, 1
k low I'm to havo a powder". Now York
Johnnie Mamma, why do they call minis
tors doctors! Mother I can't tell, Johnnie.
Johnnie Perhaps it's because they're the
pillars of tho church, mamma. Yonkors
A littlo child in ono of Albany's public
Reboots was rebuked tho other day for using
n slang expression and excused herself by re
plying: "Well, my brother brought that
into tho house." Tho teacher said; "Your
brother ought to bo more enreful of Ids
language." "Oh," said tho littlo ono apolo
getically, "you know you can't stop boys
from bringing slang into tlio house. Can
your Albany Journal
A littlo pugilistic cousin, who persisted In
running in nnd out, despito tho fact of his
having a heavy cold, was reproved by me. 1
said: "Tho first thing you know you'll be
taken out to tho cemetery." "I don't care,"
ho replied, with tho utmost nonchalance; "I
would liko o rido, and, anyway," ho added,
"I could live up in heaven." A littlo play
mate said, eagerly: "Oh, my two brother,
is up there!" "Thoy are, are thoyt" my
cousin said, fiercely; "well, you just wait til)
I get there, nnd I'll smash their noaol"--
Philip, 7 years old, is proud of his stand
ing at school. "Well," said his uncle, who
had heard tlwi loy sponk rather delightfully
about his school triumphs, "hafc is your
relative rank in your class i" "I I don't
know what you menu, uncle." "Why, 1
mean where do 3-on stand in your classes!"
"Oh! In tho reading eliisi I stand on the
crack just in front of the big desk, and in the
'rithmetio class I don't stand at all, 'cos we
lust sit on tho recitation bench!" Youth's
A New York merchant, w-ho does an ex
tensive business in Cuba, had Ikvh entertain'
ing a wealthy citizen of Havana for several
lays. On a recent. Sunday the Cuban and
liH wife wcro to sail for home. At tlio last
moment, tlio merchant thought it would be
tho proper tiling to send some flowers to Ids
departing friends on Iniard tho ship. So lie
hastily dispatched an othco hoy to a llorlst s
.o purchase somo (lowers. "Oct about $'
worth, and I will loavo the selection to you,"
were his instructions to tho boy, ufter telling
why ho wanted tho flowers. He then accom
panied his friend to tho steamer, and just as
"all ashore" was cried, tho olllco Ikw rushed
up tho gangplank carrying two broken col
ituns ono boro tlio inscription: "Wo mourn
your loss," and tlio other, "Uono to another
horo." Tho Argonaut,
"Par, what is patrimony f"
'It is what is inherited from a father, my
"Oh and tlion is matrimony something
inherited from tho inothorf' Life.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF AN INTEFH
ESTINQ RELIGIOUS SECT.
r's . '
. . '
ate, until Mile,
though his oyc
us note from
i nnd himself
i ii i n il. r to
is. i p. nd his
both with Ids
out of the w
of tho garde
He kept h
then he wan
Jw; but why make tho j many memories clung, ho would again
Ivor for reminding him ; have wandered forth. Here a sweet
lere they grew? I melancholy spell detained him.
Lolution until evening, i ')l0 linden was vet standing tho
d again along the dear reo beneath whoso shadow ho hud read
him; all wa
old path, pihe garden gate
absoinfo he s
way. To lei
ing word w
"Kathrino von Heilbron" with his
sh his pupil that in her nlinu k0scs and lilies. syrinras and
d no longer pass this ( jarnations, whoso perfumes had per
r go without ono part- . ciuled tho air of university lecture
bo discourtesy. Hut rooms and greeted him from tho
white dress greeted jnuige gardens of Lonento all wcro
ent and empty, ihc here.
window of Uhnmbcr looking on the Ercry tree and rock on his own do
Hited; ho saw figure j Baja waa known to him; Dt outsldo hs
nir! Who ltld Trlrycl.
A Detroit lady in Washington writes to a
friend that uowards of 100 young women
at tho capital are habitual riders of tho tri
cycle. The smoothness of the btreoU there
makes this a paktiino rather than a laborious
and tirebomo exercise. Most of tho woinon
trk-yclLta liavo a cclal costumo iu tho na
ture of a riding nauu minus mo iram. .v
ertheleas they are a long while getting over
their ncrvousnetis and their self consciousness
so as to really enjoy tho exhilarating pleas
ure. Many girls own tho machines thoy ride,
but a largo projiortlon of the cyclers hlro
them by the hour. Tho iiUsady work nsiulrod
is really Ijcncflclol oxerciu enormounly so,
In fact and there ought to bo more of it
done wherover tho conditions will permit.
Detroit Free l'ruu.
A colored woman entered a prominent dry
goods store a fow days since, nnd wanted to
look at some work baskets. Tho clerk, a
young man, showed her sovoral, and sho hc
leeted a small one, which sho thought was
worth about a ipiarter.
"Wrap this up for mo," said sho.
"Oil, that's all right," Raid tlio clerk, "you
just imagine that it is wrappod up."
'All right," sho answered, as sho picliedup
tlio basket and started from tho btoro.
'l!ut you forgot to pay mo," said tlio clerk.
"Oh, Unit's all right," sho answered, "just
imagine I've paid you."
The laughter of tho propriotor and sovoral
.:lorka who had overheard tho conversation
no embarrassed tho young man that ho per
mitted tho woman to walk oir without pay
ing for tho basket. Washington Star.
Cnged With n T.tmntlc
First Baker Just oponlng I see. I suppose
you will join tho bakers' truiit.
Sccoud Baker I huvo ho uso for a trust,
"Ah, ha! I thought so. You Intend to
ctit in prices. "Wo'll just bhow you, sir,
"I havo no intention of cutting under In
prices. I shall charge tlio full market rates,
whatever thoy aro."
"I expect, sir, to gain custom by thosupo
rlor excellonco of my bread."
First Baker (springing for tho door and
dashing into the street) Ilea von preservo us!
What an escapo! He's mad, mad as a March
hare I Omaha World.
A magazino writer says that Japanese art
ii declining. Any one who has scon tho aver
ago Japanese oil painting will not bo sur
prised. A long haired and wild looking
female, fearfully and wonderfully made,
jumping a half mile into space and grabbing
a mud lion by tho off hind log, appears to be
tho favorite motif in Jopanoso art. Norrls-
Where the Shoe I'lnchet.
"You ought not to liaro punished the boy
so soveroly," he said reprovingly to the
woman. "Tho dog bolongs to a nolghbor,
and. lwsides. tying a kottle to a dog's tall is
not such a wickod thing for a boy to do."
"Tho kettle belongs to mo," said the
woman, still mad. New York Sun.
Til If I Too Much.
"Wo havo heard a great deal about the
reckless oxtravaganco of tho far west,"sayf
Tho Chicago Times, "but wo cannot go quite
bo far au to Iiellove the yarn tliat there is o
hotel in Dcadwood where they chango the
napkins ovory tlmo thoy change proprie
Wifo I am sure, John, that burglars at
temntod to enter tho houso last night.
Husband You dont say sol What do you
b'noso f mhtcnod them otfl
WifeI think it mutt havo boon your snor
lie Walked lluck.
"Murphy, molght ol ax yet whudder It'i
liathural er artluciai tur ycz to bo uat iwv
"Artificial. Molke; ol rodo up In a b'looi
wan toltuo an' walked buck," Harper1!
rhe lilen of MhlllMii rushed la the Ex
treme Limit Some StrHiiRe llellefn t'o
eulliir Soclnl and riimnclal Method A
Tho interesting sect of "Negators" ofTers to
us tho spectacloof a strango religious pes
simism. The doctrines of this 6eet push tho
idea of nihilism and of negation to their ox-
troniest limit. Tlio members lead a Itfo or
vagabondage, and pass tho larger portion of
their existence in prison. -lho government
thinks their doctrines dangerous to public
saloty, and subject them to tlio most rigor
ous punishments. Let us tako as a typo ot
tills sect a certain merchant named emsiiKiiu
lu his search for truth he four times changed
his sect, and finally became persuaded that
all religion was error and lying. Henddlcted
himself to tho study of the sacred aenpturea.
and thought ho -wrceived that thoy were 1106
in accord with human nature, aud then ho
catno to repudiate all ideas of Ood and ro-
liirion. ns well ns all human Institutions, an
authority, government and society. Ho was
promptly arrested and imprisoned, ana an
hi property conlUcuUxL Ho refused to jus
tify himself or to avail himself of legal help
for In defense, persisted in his opinions, and
nritiuticd to preach in tho prison. Hero is a
curious specimen of Ids answers to tho Judgo
Judge Who aro you!
Prisoner Don't you eo I'm a manl Are
J. What is your religion!
I'. I have none.
J. What Ood do you beliovoitif
P. I don't believe in any Ood. God bo
longs to you to you people, it was you
who Invented hint. 1 don't want him.
J. Do vou worship tho devil, then! (with
I'. I worship neither God nor devil, be
cause I have no need of prayor. Tho dovil
isalso an invention of yours. Ood and tho
ievil are yours, as well as tho czar, tho
prles.-j, and government officials. You aro
all children of the snmo mother. I am not
ono of you, and I wish to know nothing of
IC.icli for himself, say theso sectaries;
there Is neither right, nor duty, nor social or
political or religious hierarchy. Man, aban
doned to his natural instincts, without hin
drance from government, will bo irresistibly
impelled toward truth nnd enuity I hoy
deny, without exception, nil rights of prop
erty, (iinl recognize no lonn ol hoeial orgnn-17-ulion.
I'or them, marriage, tho family,
social duties, l not exist, thoy live in a
fantastic world of liberty without limit, and
despiso all that surrounds them.
For example, if any ono asked Shlshkln for
anything whatever, he would give it lliem att
once, only it absolutely must bo something
useful, lood, eloilies, or money for vital
needs, etc. Hut ho would not given half
penny for tobacco, wine, or such liko things.
'! hlioulil prefer to throw the money out at
tho window rather than help you to poison
yourself itli tobacco," ho answers to thoso ,
who ask him tor money to indulge in that
habit If any one thanks him, ho answers:
"What a stupid word! You havo received
what you wanted t you havo eaten; well
Those sectaries are advocates of nil that is
natural, they never sliavoorcut their hair,
they drink no spirits and do not smoke, so us
not to sK)il tho natural beauty of tho intel
lectual lacultiev Thoy dream of a life in
winch each should work for himself, satisfy
ing his wants with tho productions of tho
earth, and making for himself all nooobsary
article. What 1 over ought to bo given to
those who are III want, Thoy entertain a
profound hatred for all compulsory work
under all forms. They nover go intoservice,
even If threatened with death, and thoy em
ploy no servants. When Sliishkin was in
prison thoy shaved him and tried to c-oaipol
linn to work, but ho utterly refused, saying:
You have taken mo by force. 1 did not uslc
you to shut me up. So now you ought to feed
no aud work for mo." It was of no uso to
Hog him, to chain him to a wheelbarrow, to
shut him up in a dungeon, to give him only-
read aud water; it had no ctloct. He ro-
Thoao sectaries do not allow of tho ox
hango ol products or of trade. "If you
w.itit anything and 1 can give it you, tako
t When I iu my turn want anything, you
will give it mo." Thoy preach free love and
to not recoguizo mnrriago. I hey consider
women to no independent Doings, wpiai to
men, troo to choose lovers and occupations
iceordlng to tasto. Thoy replace tho word
wito by friend.
A man, a woman nnd a child woro brought
txiforo a judgo, accused of belonging to thu
sect of Negators. "Is this your wifo!" asked
the judge. "No, the is not my wifo." "But
,'ou livo with horf "Yes; but Bho Is not
mine. Sho is her own." "Is this your hus
twind!" "No; ho Is not my husband," an-
overed tho woman. "But how is it,thcnf"
-slant tho judgo, astonished. "I need him
mil ho. needs mo, that is all; but we each be-
I nig to ourbolvcV answered the woman.
'And this littlo girl, is sho yours!" continues
ho judge. "No. She Is of our blood, but
he docs not belong to us, but to herself."
But aro you mad, then f cried tho magis
ralo, out of patiouco. "This cloak that you
r. wearing, is that yours!'" "No, it is not
iiino,'' answered the sectary. "Why do you
.ear it then!" "1 wear it because you have
iot t'tkon it from ma This cloak was on
no hack of some ouo elso, now It Is on mine;
i'luts to-morrow it will bo on yours, ilovr
an you expect mo to know to whom it bo
,"igs! Nothing belongs to mo but aiy
ought and my reason." And so on.
Tho words "faith," "power," "law,"
'tisago," inspire them with profound horror.
Under no pretext do thoy huvo recourse) to
i.iiu protection of tlio magistrate, preferring
to Kuller witli patience, to uppeal to tho law
for protection would bo to recognize it, to
submit to social Institutions; but to submit
to law is to destroy one's individuality, which
thould rest for its support only on the indi
vidual conscience and ersonal convictions.
It iuui.t bo added that thoy do not believe In
tho lifo of tho other world and the rewards of
the future life. Thoy hold that man is Im
mortalized only lu posterity, in behalf of
winch ho speuds his moral and physical fore.
A Ciirlnii PlnnUli Myth.
Dawn and twilight are only rarely made
dlvluitic among untutored ooples. Bal
tlioy are pcrsoultlcd lu a curious listhoniaa
myth among thu Films. It is related lu this
tory that the sun Is a torch lit up every
morning by Kol, tho dawn, and put out
every evening, by UJmmerlk, tho twilight
I'hnlr father, Ukko, the ky, desiring to unit
them, they coiibented to coma together for
a few days every year at the timo of tho
summer solstice, at which tlmo there Is In,
Finland no night between tho twfllfibt and
theduwu. On these days, tho legend con
tinues. (Kuunerlk passed the torch directlr
to Ulialllanced,and sho blew It alive witk
her breath before It bad time to go out.
Count Uoblet d'AivJella la I'opular Seisat