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Hack Where Thev Vset to Be.
&f s eot 1.1 patent 1 5 jrti t. and rich as nil cres,
but wi.orc s the p-aes-and eotnfori that
!l bail V-Tir ?
l.c t f r '.win' -fk lo lir s'w-fcy Station
t'.uk where we UM'd to l-e Svi liapp.V ani so
l ore !
Tt.e like cf us a ll in" here! Hs Just a mor
tal pit v
To s..-e us In this crcat, Uj houflo. arlth
ci arp-t on iho stair
Ami ilio immp rticht in tin kltchoit, and tha
vit v I pllr! city !
Ami n'ottiiiiii- but the city all around S
CVfl-J WhCT"! "
t -smb e:-i alive tl.e rtif ami li-ok from the
Aril ih mt soe a robin, nor a Ireeeh or ellum
Am rlld Ix-ro. In c-ut-Juit of at least athousitu
Ami none Hint mivl:lor3 Willi us or pnl
lo go ami s.-o!
Let's ro a-Vlsliln' imck to Gi-iKsrsby Station
Uui-k li rp ibe lst-t-trlMn'. a-lianatn from
lite d or,
An.l every m-iirtil.or 'round tbo place Is deal
li n k where we used lo b? so liappf and St
I ant to s-c tl-e Wlirtrlost-s tho w1h1c kit and
A drlvlu' vip ftvtn Shallow ForJ. to stay the
Ai d ! want to stv era hitculn at their son-lu-Saw'!
Out t bore at Li.y Ellen's like they uevl xi
1 ant to at-e the f .U-ce quilts that Jones ft irt is
Aud I want to pester Laury 'bout their
And Joke al out Hie Mower she come purl.'
Till her pap got Ills pension "lowed In time
to sase bis lana.
Let's iro a-vlsitlu" back to GrlR-frsby Station
B;K k a here's cotliia" atrg-erratln' any more,
Slies awny safe in the wood around the old
Iiaek whete we used to be so bai.py and so
1 n ant to see Xlerindy and help her with her
And U-ar her talk so lo1n' of her man that
coa ana irone.
And stand uj with Emanuel, to show me how
And smiie as 1 have saw ber 'fore she put
ner mourniu on.
And 1 want To see the Stunpk-s, on the old
Where John, our oldest bos-, he was took
and burled for
His on sake and Katy's and I want to cry
As she reads all bis letters over, writ from
What's In aH this rrana life and hig-h situa
tion. And nary pick nor holly hawk blooffiln' at
Ler's bo a-visitio" back to Giifrirsbv Station
Back where w e used to be so happy and so
James VVhlteomb Riley.
A SOCIAL SHOCK.
Dinner was announced immediately
after Sirs. Washington Mostyn entered
the drawing-room, ana Indeed it ap
peared that the party were only await-
iox her arrival to put an end to classic
bad quarter or an hour.
'My dear," whispered Mrs. Kendal,
"I am gxmr to send you down with
most charming young man. Algie Up-
hara. a cousin or the duchess ol Liver
pool. I think he's quite one "of the
uieest men iu London and so artistic.
ilon t von know.
Mrs. Mostvn raised her tortoise-shell
lorsrnette in the direction of the cen-
tleman indicated, and was pleased to
make an insDeciion and give an opinion
in.not more man two seconds.
"Charm ed, 1 am sure. hat a good
loosing- voung man. Ah, r see race
"les, both. But allow me to Intro
duce yon,'" said Lady Kendal. In an
otner minute or so tne women were
trailing thoir silken and relret skirts
down-stairs to the dining-room.
. Mrs. Washington Mostvn belonged to
the "Four Hundred" of New York, if
not by birth, at any rate by wealth,
fler husband, -who wa3 content to pur
sue operations in Wall street most of
the year round, was wont to leave the
ciltrirafiou of society to h!s handsome
wife. Their brown-stene mansion on
Fifth avenue was as gorgeons as many
oi tneir ricner neignoors, and no one
understood better the art of "boominz1
. n entertainment and getting herself
taisea aoout than Mrs. Washington
Mostyn of Jew lork. And then her
cottage" at Newport, was it not cele
brated in every paper throughout th6
length and breadth of the continent?
It was there that she entertained lavish
migratory members of the English
aristocracy in quest of amusement.
wives, or sport therebv forminsr con
nections which she meant to push
vigorously now that she had actually
arrived in London.
Had not Lord Birkenhead the duch
ess of Liverpool's oldest boy, been one
of these feted and flattered young
sters? 'And was not the dear tfacbess
proportionately gratefal and inclined
to open the ducal arms in a manner
that she was not wont to do with cer
tain dear friends and rivals from New
York and Washington? And as to the
society of which this fastidious lady
was so distinguished an ornament, was
it not the most select and "high-toned'
aa the transatlantic scribe "would put
it to be found on the same continent?
But Mrs. Washington Mostlyn had still
one unsatisfied ambition, and that was
to become as much of a Londoner as
her fair friends and neighbors had con-
. trived to make themselves. To London,
of course, like every other self-respect-
" Tng American, she had been, but it was
with the London of hotels, parks, and
theaters only that she was familiar.
Into its society she had never pene
trated. And so it came to pas3 that Mrs.
Mostyn, leaving her husband toper
form his vocation of bear in Wall
street, caused several enormous trunks
to be packed, and, arming herself with
introductions to some of the best peo
ple in London, betook - herself, her
maid, and her courtier by the next
steamer to Liverpool, landing on these
shores by the beginning of May. Lady
Kendal, who loved above all things a
new face, had been one of the nrst
hostesses to make much of her.
It was rather an amusing table,
though it somewhat shocked Mrs.
Mostyn' s fastidious sense of the social
proprieties. Looking round, she was
struck with the familiar look of the
faces, and, as a matter of fact, 6be
could have seen most of the persons
present by taking a walk down Bond
street and glancing in the hotograph
er's windows as she went along.
Lady Kendal's parties were cele
brated in their way. for she was what
an irreverent modern journalist has
uot inaptly called a mixer.'". She
would send down a famous poet with
an ambassadress, a cabinet minister
with a pretty actress, or consign a
great lady to a fashionable singer. It
was a social aalad, and people were
pleased, once in a way, to meet cele
brities of whom they had heard a great
deal. Now Mrs. Mostyn, like others
?f the "Four Hundred," knew little.
an4 approved less of "mixing. She
wouM. as soon have asked Li Sih'g, - her
laandryoian, to dinner as some of Tlie
' cctors, journalists, and painters whom
Lady Kendal liked to see occasionally
nt her tab!. To-night, for instance,
3 across the banks of mauve and white
orchiJ, Mrs Mostvn file? J"",th
lrohie of her en
on a h a"''""
glislimca play polo, and if they dou'l
they like you" to think they do."
But it was not alter all, of polo that
Mr. Alzornou Upbatu conversed. He
had a hundred amusiuir stone to tell !
stories of thts theatrical world in I
Loudon, uf grout people iu Vienna. d
the ateliers in Paris.-..
You paint, then?" :i-kc Mri.
Mostyn. n hen lh talk tiirnixl on ihe
I u-tfd In, sabl Uimain iu l.wtlv.
"I have almost glvcu it up noiv; is
fact, 1 think it gave me up. 0l spent
live veal's workmarin the I'arls studios.
and at the end of that time I came to
the conclusion that I knew almost
nothing about it"
Ah, that is vonr modest v. I am
sure jou do know all about it." replied
the lady sweetly; and then there was a
little pause, during which the young
man smiled aud hesitated, as if he were
about to say more. Mrs. Mostyu, feel
ing that she had nnttUtinc.lv touched
on personal matters, adroitly turned
the taitc into another channel. A he
American was charmed with her neigh
bor. He was not only young, hand
some, aud amusing but he seemed (no
slight virtue in the eyes or Mrs. Mostyn)
to ue connected with various sumrt
and itnposinz English families. With
the enterprise of her sex and nation
she determined to annex Algie. " hat
a charming young man," she thought,
"to take to the play, to square ono in
the park, and to had cups of tea on
one's at home' day!" He had 8uch
periect taste and such an eye lor color,
for when the talk, as it sometimes will,
turned on chiffons. Mrs. Mostyn was
astonished to hear her neighbbor give
an almost snbtlv feminine opinion on
tome point in dispute.
" hy, I believe you know more
about it than I do, declared the lady,
Well. I ought to. I suppose."
Mrs. Mostyn was so mystified that
for a perceptible instant she found ab
solutely nothing to say. He evidently
imagined that she knew all about him.
With the tact of her sex, Mrs. Mostyn
Dromttlv turned the talk into ire nat
alities again, determining to ask her
hostess all about ber fascinating neigh
bor as soon as the ladies reached the
But the fates were against her. Lad;
Kendal was monopolized by an elderly
matron, who never let go her hostess
till the men appeared from the dining-
room, and when they did so it was
Algie Upham who slipped into the
vacant chair bv Mrs. Mostyn's side.
This was a maneuver that is not in the
nature of woman to withstand.
Come and dine with me on Friday
nhrht" she said, as she at last rose to
go; "100 Lowndes square 8 o'clock.
Don't say you can't; one or two nice
people are" coining."
"I shall be more than charmed," re
plied the roon? man. bendinsr. in his
pretty, half-foreign wav, over the
lady's hand; "but you'll come to my
place one nay. won t you.' Lady iken
Sal is coming to-morrow."
Why, yes. I think I could go to
morrow," said Mrs. Mostyn; and so th
thing was settled.
On the following dav Mrs. Washing
ton Mostyn. who had put on her most
gorgeous attire not having been long
enough in London to know that here
women do not bedeck themselves in
the afternoon tripped down to hei
little coupe, and directed the man to
Hrlpa f.riile ITnnildl'a thrhmucrhl
pleased with herself and the worltt in
general. She was going to see the
charming young man of the night be
fore, and the charming young man was
going to dine with ner on Friday.
Moreover, she had on her most becoui-
The two ladies chatted cosily as the
carriage bowled along.
Tm so 2-lad von could come." said
Lady Kendal; "I'm sure you'll think hi
taste perfect. He has such lovely
"Lovely things?" inquired Mrs.
Mostyn. with rising enthusiasm. She
was one of those women who like the
heroes of the moment to be set as it
were, in a framework of ln.xurv.
"Y?s: brocailes. such as von ean'l
get for love or money. He has them
specially manufactured ironi his own
"He must Ik very rich." said the
Amerii-au. -'That's the sort of thins
our millionaires do at home."
"Well. Aigie must make $3,000 or
$4,000 a year. I should tiiink." rejoined
Lady Keudal, thoughtfully. "Yon
see, he's so well connected". All the
smartest women in London go to
If Mi's. Mostt-n wondered for an in
stant how the societv of smart women
justified snch reckless extravasauce
she said nothing, having a horror of ap
pearing ignorant of London or the ways
"Yon get on capitallv." continued
Lady Kendal; "Algie is so fond of
Americans, xou see tney dont inina
what thev spend."
"No?" said Mrs. Mostyu. who was
now thoroughly mystified; and just
then the carriage drew up at a smart-
looking- house in a Mavfair street the
house all painted white, with vellow
silk curtains and blinds, and daisies
and spine in the window-boxes.
1 he door was opened by a man-ser
vant in livery, and the ladies were
shown up-stairs into a large room like
a studio. The Walls were of golden
leather, with draperies and curtains of
dall gold silk, aud here and there a
touch of torquoise bine or faint pink.
inwroujjht with gold, added another
note to the harmonious picture in
which the wood mahtlepiece, the
soft Persian carpet and the . exquiset
old mezzotints on the walls each played
their part. One or two Chippendale
cabinets displayed specimens of rare
Nankin, the easy-chairs and lounges
invited you to cnat and on everv
table and in every nook stood flowers
His master was enaraged for thfc
moment, the man announced, but
would be with the ladies in a few
"What a perfectly charming stud iof
cried Mrs. Mostyn, peering round in
her pretty, short-sighted way, "only 1
don't see any canvasses or the usual
"Canvasses? Why should there be,
"Well, but isn't Mr. Upham v
'Artist!" cried Ladv Kendal; "what
an idea! Why. don't you know I
thought evei-3 body knew Mr. Upbam
is the fashionable dressmaker. Hi?
professional name is 'Eugene.' but we
call him Algie. Why. I'm going to
try ou mv new court bodice directlv.
aud the dear boy will tell me exactly
what s tho matter Willi it.
For a moment Mrs." Mostyu'a head
"ahiost -reeled. She hardly knew if she
gave a scream, or.if she- ru.ived in
stinctively to the belC -,"
Whether her murmured excuses eou
voyed any notion to Lridy Keudal it h.
dinu-nlt to Srtv. for in another moment
sho h--.il slnmed down-stairs.
A dressmaker! Her charming vouti?
'.j man with whom she had al
almost a flirtation was
- It was preposterous it
'"a. - Why, there were a
i ""yiruklists who were
"he whole story in
rs; and as "Mrs.
' .jato her coupe
' - e remembered
- ";. - . -.listed on the
- - '"'-.her first
. " : London
CATTLE IN STAMPEDE.
Tha Reckless Daring of Cowboys With m
IStff Contract on Hand.
The marketing of its beef is the sole
source from which Mows revenue to a
ranch, and the collection and gather-
ng thereof selecting beeves is tho
most sciontitle part of ranch Work
engages September, Uctouer. jovora-
bor and a juirt or Ui'oomimr or each
year. Iho wef herds, aggregating
4.000 to 5.000 head of caltl.f each, iu
chargo of nil outfit of about leu men,
including tlu "Ituss' and cook, betake
themselves to a convenient shipping
point, sometimes iW) to Sw miles dis
tant. This excursion is slow, and by
virtue of the strength and spirit of
the cattle, as well as the stormy season
of the year, not unft-aught with danger.
Stampedes are the rule rather than the
reverse, and sometimes are verv cx-
IK-nsive in their cost from loss and in
ured cattle. To this trip are usually
assigned the most skilled and compe
tent of the men.
Iu former davs tho drive from Texa9,
north through the Indian Territory,
had a special haz-ird. The ludian was
there, abundant and full of thrift. Nor
was it the aboriginal iuteiit to permit
herd to ind ils valuable length
across this domain without tribute.
The method of tst collection in vogue
with these ollieials of savaire revenue
was simple and complete. Jjome dark
and quiet night the sleepv riders out
on herd would be astounded by the
spectacle of every one of their horned
wards sirinsiur to his reel, and paus
ing but one luief second to get the
geueral d rectlon, go scampering into
the gloom with great fervor. Jlhe
cause was easily found. Ao ludian
had crawled up on an unguarded flank
and flapped a blanket. A most ef
fective nap. indeed, tha? puffed into
stiddeu motion f 150,000 worth of beef
by one small breath.
A he sequel oi a stampede is the re-1
collection of the herd. From the first
jump ol the tirst steer the cowboy, as
dauntless as a Cossack . and blindly
true to hi trust, goes with tho herd.
No man ever takes a more dangerous
jaunt. The night as dark as Egypt;
the country new and unknown; per
haps at any second to go leaping from
a precipice or crashing up against a
wall of rock; cattle, terror-mad,
charging on all sides, the certain re
sult of a fall being a crushing bv the
galloping hoofs of the herd. Still this
American Arab never halts nor wavers,
but with rein held high and loose, and
spurs bloody to the boot, whirls his
half broken broncho throngh at thirty
miles an hour.
How cattle and men end a stampede
alive is one of the mysteries of the
craft but they do. As showing these
trips not altogether lacked in safety I
might add I never knew a cowboy to
achieve ten years of service without re
calling one broken limb at least aud
sometimes two or three.
The purpose of the rider, in a stam
pede is, by lying well up and forward
on one or the other side of the herd, to
turn or stop the cattle. This, even If
successful, is slow, and is bound to in
volve a ten mile ran at least By that
time one cause or another has more or
less split the herd into bunches and
many of the cattle are lost. The next
few days and sometimes weeks are de
voted to scouring the country and
rounding up the herd again. Here is
where the recreant native who caused
the whole trouble gets in his dnsky
work. He presents himself at your
camp and pleasantly proffers his ser
vices to help collect "the renegades at a
dollar a head. 4-s j ure ho has
hidden a bunch or up yome canyon
where no white man can find them,
rou subdue your six-shooter, which
leaps and throbs in its scabbard to kill
him off. and hire him. The poor In
dian, -with his fellows, frequently makes
several hundred dollars out of a stam
pede and saves four or five of your best
steers for personal beef-steak besides.
Kansas City Star.
The Borrowing: Neighbor.
Mother has often told me of a funny
time she had when she was quite a
young housekeeper, afflicted with a
borrowing neighbor. This lady seldom
had anything of her own at hand when
it Was wanted, so she depended upon
the obliging disposition of her friends.
One day my mother pnt on her large
house-keeping apron, and stepped
across the yard to herout-door kitchen.
The kitchens in Kentucky were never
a part of the house, -but always at a
little distance from it. in a separate
"Aunt Phyllis," said my mother to
tl cook, who was browniug coffee
grains in a skillet over the fire, "I
thought I told you that I was coming
here to make pound-cake and cream
pies this morning. Wrhj' is nothing
La me. Miss Emmeline!"' replied
Aunt Phyllis. "Miss 'Tilda Jenkins
done carried off every pie pan and
rolling-pin and pastry-board, and bor
rowed all de eggs and cream fo' her
self. Her bakln' isn't mo'o begun."
This was a high-handed proceeding,
but nothing could be done in the case.
U was Mrs. Jenkin's habit and mother
had always been so amiable about it,
that the servants, who were easy-go-!ng,
never troubled themselfes to ask
the mistress, but lent the inoonveient
borrower whatever she desired.
Sometimes just as we were going to
church, I was too little at tlie time to
remember, mother said that a small
black boy with very white teeth and a
very woolly head would pop up at her
chamber door, exclaiming:
"Howdy, Miss Emmeline. Miss
'Tilda done sent me to borrow yo'
Prayer-book. She goin' to church "to
Or. of a summer evening, her maid
would appear with a modest request
for Miss Emmeline' s lace shawl and
red satin atin fan; Miss 'Tida wanted
to make a call, ami had nothing to
All this, 1 thiuk, made mother per
fectly set against borrowing so much
as a slate-pencil or a piu. We were
always to use our own things, or go
without, l never had n sister, but
cousins often spent mouths at the
house, and were in and out of my
room in the freest way, forever bring
ing me their gloves to mend or their
ties to clean, as cousins will.
"Never borrow," said my mother.
"Btij', or give away, or do without
but be beholden to nobody for a loan."
Margaret E. Sangster, in Harper' $
One Way to Tell a Happy Pair.
There is nothing that the average
bridegroom so much desires to avoid
as a disclosure of the fact of his recent
marriage. Not that he is at all ashamed
of it. Ob, no! But there is a shvness
about him w hi'ch induces him Jlo con
ceal the fact. x This, is shown especially
at the bride-groom's first visit , to the
hotel on his bridal tonr.y "rY-
me oiuer evening a vounjr uiau
walked briskly up to the desk in one
of the. hotels iu this city, and, with a
very badly ..assumed air of nonchal
ance, registered "Mr. and Mrs. ."
A room was assigned him, autUwhen
he was out of hearing the clerk leaned
over the desk. aud. contidentfaliy
speaking to several acquaintances
. "Just married."
"How do you know?" was asked.
Oh, jou never we an old married
man --gister 'Mi. and Mrs ' It's al
ways so-ind-s it fid wife. You just
"-otice cow if it isu't so." Washington
SHE WASHED TH5 STEPS.
Tha Heiress or .Millions 1 Not Afraid ol
Floreuce Blithe, besides beiug a
damsel of exceedingly novel ideas, bid?
fair to become, like Beautiful Bertha,
"a model for housewives."
Saturday afternoon she paid a visit
to her mother.Mra. Julia Axhcroft.who
resides in a very modest flat ut No.
937 Guerrero street But Florence was
not of the opinion that il .was incum
bent upon her to fold her hands nnd
sit idte while her mother was btisr. so
the Utile heiress took a pan of soap
suds and a rag such as an ordinary girl
who is not an heiress in millions would
use. aud proceeded to scrub the back
A representative of the Examiner,
who happened to be In the house next
floor, reeoguized her. nnd thinking it
rather strange that a "maid so rich"
Bhould stoop to wash steps, accosted
"Beg pardon," said the reporter,
"but isn t washing the back stairs
rather an unusual preceding for a
girl who is negotiating for the purchase
of such a mansion n Miramotite?"
She blushed sitglilly, thou sat down
and laughed heartily.
"Well, yes," she answered, "per
haps It is rather unusual. Indeed. I
thiuk it is a little too rare, at least
among girls w ho haven't quite a mil
lion. It seems to me that if a good
many girls would do jiust as I am they
would oc a good deal better in health,
aud it woiildu't hurt them abiteither."
"Then you believe iu housework?"
tUe reporter asked.
"Indeed I do. I believe that every
woman, be her Income $13 a month or
110.000. ought to learu and practice
all the household arts. Why. it ought
to be one of the chief aims of "an Ameri
can girl's education to make a true
housewife out of herself; don t you
The reiorter expressed no onluion
as to this subject but asked in reply:
"lo vou Intend washins the stairs at
Miramonte. Miss Blvthe?"
"1 do if thev need it. aud I haven't
anything better to do at the time. This
idea that hot suds aud a rag are be
neath a girl because the happens to be
a little wealthier thau her working
sister docs not suit lire at all."
"But are you uot afraid it will make
your bauds rough?"
"Not a bit of it." she answered stur
dily, "and if it does it will be an honor
able roughness. I would much rather
my hands were turkey-red from re.
spectable toil than lily-white from idle
ness." San Francisco Examiner.
The Late Dinner.
Twenty or thirty years ago the late
dinner was not nearly so popular as it
is now. The majority of people dined
in the middle of the day, and not a few
of them considered a six-o'clock dinuet
as an effort after fashion that was un
worthy the imitation of sensible men
aud women. Even in large cities ser
vants rebelled against an alteration of
the time-honored custom of serving the
principal meal of the day at or near
noon, while in small towns the late
dinner w as so unusual that it was al
most Impossible to ersnade domestics
to consent to it.
A marked change has taken place in
the fashion. The evening dinner has
for years been steadily gaining in
popularity, and promises to become
even more common than it is now.
Thoughtful men and women recognize
the wisdom of eating lightly at mid
day, when they are in the full tide of
business, and reserving the heartiest
repast for an hour wheu it can be dis
cussed leisurely and digested peaceful?
ly. Mistresses have learned that there
is a gain in keeping the morning free
for house-work, instead of devoting
most of it to the preparation of the
dinner. Tho light luuch eaten in most
homes demands much less time in
cooking and eating than does a dinner,
and leaves those who have partaken ol
it more lit for work thau they would
be were their stomachs burdened with
the task of digesting soup, meat
vegetables, aud dessert.
The late dinner is a more dignified
meal than can possibly be made of a
similar repast eateu at noon. The
festal appearance imparted by the
gleam of candles, lamps, or gas upon
silver, china, and glass cannot be ac
quired by daylight The pleasant re
tinion around the board of members uf
the family, whose positions and inter
ests have been divergeut since morn
ing, the happy consciousness that the
work of the Jay is done. the knowledge
that there is no toil waiting at the dooi
of the dining-room, all bear their share
in rendering the meal cheerful and
care-free. More ceremony can and
should be preserved at the evening din
ner lhan is feasible at noon. The order
ly sequence of courses aud the careful
serving have a part in adding to the
dignity of the meal.
These suggestions should uot frighten
the house-keeer who contemplates in
troducing the late dinner in her house
hold. Very little extra work is in
volved iu bestowing the touch of state
referred lo, aud. after all, it cousists
chiedv in a slight additional care in
waiting and serving, and to these tho
mistress can readily accustom the
maid. Lmsitne Tvrhnne UemcK. tn
Why the Birds Disappear.
The beautiful little mackerel gulls,
which a few years since we so plentiful
iu our bays and estuaries, have entirely
disappeared, and are now never seen.
The agency which effected this was the
demand for plumage for the decoration
of the feminine equipment. So ex.
trading was this that taxidermists
established brauches near the source?
of supply, that they might prepare the
stuns oi tnose ami otner uirus as- soon
as killed. ' For the mackerel gull they
paid iv cents eacn, a price so remuner
ative to professional gunners that these
birds were in the short space of two
vears practical! v exterminated. All
of the snipe family were also in great
demand; eveu the little ox-eye did not
escape, for a single order was placed
for COO. 000 of these at 3 cents each to
fill an English coutract. All of our
birds of plumage were victims of this
craze for feather decoration. In many
localities where they were formerly
plentiful the red wing blackbird is. no
longer found. The same may be said
of the little yellow bird, the "blue jay,
the yellowhammer, woodpecker, and
the meadow lark, and many other sorts
whose plumage was in any way con
Colie".' ones Mounted In Gold.
Travelers who have penetrated into
tne easternmost parts of southern
Russia find some strange beliefs as to
the power of iish charms. Many fish
found in those countries have two
small hard round bones on the sides of
the head. The3' are believed to have
the power wheu worn by the owner to
prevent colic, ami they are termed
colic stones. Thaupije ealthy of the
peasants h a ve Llie-co iic'-sto u'es jiiou n ted
In gold, and they are' worn! upbh 'ilxf.
dock as a valuable addition to a neck
lace. The boues of the common bull
bead are much-used among the Rus
sian peasants as a charm against fever.
Among European cations in the mtd
dlB ages doctors of medicine had faith
that tno boues found in. the head of
thts tench have medicinal virtues.. The
baues were applied to the skin in cases
offerer.. The tench is an European
fish and the United States Fish Com
mission are endeavorinr to iutrohce
TO TAKE THE PLACE OF RINCS.
nfacaiuent Uraeelets Are the Proper
Caper Tt6?!t Sweet Young- Fiancees
Overheard t Ihe Klruieus: "Yes. he
padlocked l.-r arm, but not her affec
"And she really Jilted him?"
"Sho really did, -and after the sec
ond engagement was anuounccd fiancee
No. I sent tho key of her engagement
bangle to fiancee No. 2 with the advice
not to lose it 'as it might be awkward for
tho next fellow.' "
"Yes. but you'll allow he had provo
cation." "She shouldn't have been so stupid as
to wear an engagement bangle at all."
"Oh. no! Forjive my contradicting
you, but don't you know that they're
all the rage again t Some of the girls In
Washington revived them at tho end of
tho winter, and they've been a feature of
all the swellest spring engagements here.
Haven't you noticed , , and
wearing themT I don't know that there's
much to be said in their favor bat at least
they're a relief from the inevitable dia
mond and sapphire ring."
"Have we any engagement bracelets?
Oh, yes; there's been quite a demand for
thera lately," said a south tide jeweler.
THE TADLOCK BRACELET.
to whom the reporter applied for Infor
mation. "There are several varieties.
I think we sell more of the padlock ones
than any other; . like this, yon see.
What? Fit Tor a lunatic? Well, now.
you're not so far out there. 1 never
knew till the other day. but it's a fact,
sll the same, that bracelets used to be
the distinguishing mark of lunatics.
Yes, long apo. before maniacs were so
closely confined as they are now. they
used to beg their way round Hie country
wearing an utmiet for distinction. Per
haps that may have something to do with
the application of 'bracelet' to handcuffs.
Very likely It has. Modern lunatics who
get engaged seem to have a special af
fection for padlocks just now. I sold
two to one young man last week. No.
he wasn't a mormon. One of them was
for himself. To wear? Yes. to wear.
We bad Jo have It specially made. He's
ion cssuier oi men-Known bans nere.
I imagine he pushes his bangles up his
arm during ofil.-e hours.
"omeuines engagement bracelets are
soldered on, but 1 never recommend
i ner mat or the padlock plan myself.
TO BE SOLDERED.
I don't consider them safe. There's al
ways the possibility of an accident and
should one occur such as to cause a
swelling of the arm to any great extent
the consequence or wearing a band of
gold not easily removed might be seri
ous. The best wy is to have your
bracelet made to clasp in an ordinary way
on the inside of the arm. That is per
fectly safe and yet secure. I've known
bands fastened like that to be worn
for years without a single removal.
'Number" bracelets are very nice for en
gagement purposes. Here is one, you see.
LEAP TEAK BRACELETS.
with the date of the year in pearls. And
a few days ago we sent out one which
was made to order, a wide gold band
with a monogram and 'April Sth, 1S3S.'
in small rubies and diamonds. Rabies
are coming into favor again with people
who can afford them, aud the popularity
of sapphires is on the wane. Pearls are
fashionable, too more so than they
have been for years. A north side young
man, who. I believe, has lately become
engaged, left an order here last week for
a whole set of pearl ornaments, brace
let, pin, and ring, each to bear a design
klARIE 8TCABT BRACELET.
of linked hearts, similar to that given,
he said, by Darnley to Mary Queen of
Scots. I think 1 can show you the brace
let. Rtther sentimental for a Chicago
young man? Well, perhaps you'd be
surprised if you knew the amount of
sentiment that exists in Chicago. Jew
elers have more opportunities than most
people of seeing that side of human na
ture. What with engaged couples and
newly married ones, and women who
have to part with their Jewelry, we see
some curious sights, and every now and
then some really touching ones.
"Here's something odd in the way of
a bracelet. It's sn English importation
and is called the 'keyless chain-bracelet
BRACELET WATCH, OPEN,
watch.' It can be worn cither open or
closed, and I'm told is a great deal used
on the other side of the water, where it
is now considered 'bad form' to wear a
watch-chain of any description, even a
fob. They tell me that nil English wo
men who possess small CK-i-man watches
are having them set in bracelets this sea-
BRACCI.ET WATCH, CLOSED.
son. The idea doesn't seem to meet with
much favor here ns yet. It's impossible
to say when nu English fashion is, going
to take in this country nnd when it isn't.
A Desperate Situation.
Stranger (soothingly) Good dogjr
FPlQftiUtSl. May' "lend, call him off,
rwiu you -.r. .-
t owner fcri J1 it- tie a dear
as a post. :Wait till ho gets hoMw'Myotr;
and then turn 'round and I'll try to ketch
his eye. Ha minds by sight. VutfT
"A clever girl that stupid Miss Blum,
Who Just went out." "Clever? Why, sh
never opens her mouth I" "That's whe ' -.
She's cleverl" Lte. , - .. .
4N A POET'S YOUTH.
William CuM-ii ICryant's firlr Lyrical
A)lrtion anrl Performinens.
The poci I : i i r 1 1 was un 'exception
to the rule tv iiii li tuduitis that preeo
clous chiklre.i -hall either die while
j'oung or becomn ordinary men, says
tho Youth' CuntfjitnUtn. On his first
birthday "he could walk alone, and
when but a f-n days morn than 16
months M knmv all the letters of the
alphabet." In hi sixlh year he was,
ns he himself leils m. "an excellent
almost infallible cpeller. and ready iu
geography.-' In his sixteenth year hr
entered college, having mastered lo
less than a year all tins (ireek and
Latin required for admission to the
sophomore clas at Williams college.
The boy was as precocious in rhyming
as in studying. Before he was 10 years
old his grandfather gave hint a 9 pence
for a r I nied criou of the first chapter
of Job, aud if. e country " paper pub
lished a rhymed description of the
school he al tended, which he wrote and
John Bigelow. In his life of Bryant,
says that though thefi' early verses
gave no particular poetical promise,
they were remarkable f-r two char
acteristics bv which all his poetry was
destined to ixs distinguished the cor
rectness Ik?!i of the measure and tho
So inteuse was the boy's ambition
to be a poet that ho not only read what
poetry fell in his way, but in his priv
ate devotions often jirayed with fervor
that ho "ibight receive the gift of poet
ic genius, and write verses that might
"Thanatopsif." the portn which gave
him a national fame, was written in
1811, before he had att iiued his eight
eenth year.thnugri it wan uot published
until 1817. The story of its publication,
as told by Mr. liigeloiv, is a unique
Oue day Dr. Briaut. the youth's
father, while look nig through the
drawers Iu his son's desk, came upon
some manuscript verses. He read them,
and was so impressed that he hurried
to the hoti-e r.f a friend, aud. thrusting
the verses into her hand, exclaimed
while tears ran down his cheeks,
"Read them! They are Culleu's."
In a few il.-it s the doctor went to
Boston, without communicating his in
tention to his son. to s':o.v these verses
to his fi i -nd William Piiiilips, who was
one of Ihe editors of the Korth American
lievicic. then two years old. Ho left the
verses at the cfiiee of the llevirw with
out their author's name or any intima
tion of their parentage.
Mr. Philips read them and went to
Cambridge to submit them to Richard
H. Dana and Edward T. Chanuing, his
editorial colleagues. They listened
while Mr. Phillip read the manuscript
and heard the little he had to tell about
"Ah. Phillips." said Dan.t. with a
skeptical smile, "yon have been im
posed upon. No one on this side of
the Atlantic Is capable of writing such
Inquiries, however, showed that Mr.
Pii il lips. instead of lieing imposed upon,
had read In them the poems written by
an America ii boy who had not yet at
tiiued his eighteenth year. One of the
poems was entitled "ThanatopsU."
and appeared in the September num
ber of Ihe Review for 1817. The poem
which accompanied it also appeared in
the same numlier under the title of
Fragment." It is now known as "An
Inscription for the Entrance to a
A siguilicant fact associated w ith the
two poems is that "Thanatopsis" was
six years old w hen it was printed and
the "Fragment'' two years. Such
"patient waiting" is rare with voung
AN INVENTIVE NECRO.
HI Talent Displayed In the Building of
Steamboat In Liberia.
Some amusing descriptions have
been written about the home-made
steamboat that plies ou the St Tanl's
River. Liberia, but little ha been said
of the mechanical genius who knocked
the boat together out of material that
was never intended for a steamboat.
His name is Irons, and he used to be
a slave in South Carolina. A while
ago be made up his mind that it was
high time there was a steamboat ply
lug on the St. Panl's River iietween
Monrovia and the first rapids. He se
cured the engine of an abandoned
sugar-cane crusher and went to work
to build his steamer. He took a canoe
fifty feet long and ripped it from stem
to stern w ith a saw. He placed the
halves nine feet apart, ribbed and
planked tbein. and before long the hull
was ready for the machinery. Hardly
any two pieces of the machinery were
ever together before. He had to make
a score of things before he could in
duce that engine to turn a paddle
wheel. He picked up bits of iron
shafting and so on here and there, and
with the aid of a blacksmith shop
knocked them into shape so that thev
would work smoothly together. He
made a pair of paddle-wheels, built a
deck house, secured an old steam
whistle, fitted up a rudder- wheel,
launched his creation, anil was ready
This man was once an illiterate slave
ou a cotton plantation, but inventive
talent was born in him. His side-wheel
steamer is not conspicuous for speed or
beauty, but sho is serviceable, and is
noteworthy as the first steamboat ever
built in Alnca, and probably the first
that was ever built out of picked-up
material, uue ot Liberia s disadvan
tages is the fact that the former slaves.
who compose her citizens, are most of
them poor, not only in purse but also
iu intellectual equipments. But she
has her men of mark like Dr. Blvden.
who would be respected anywhere for
their attainments and ability; and she
nas reason to be proud of such a man
as iro us, who was known for his re
markable iuventivo and mechanical
taleut long before he built Liberia's
first steaniboot. Ar. Y. Sun.
The verjv newest thing about town
is the "Bombay oyster." Tho "Bom
bay oyster" isn't an oyster at all, of
course, but this is the name that has
been bestowed on it It is a compo
sition suiiicientiy simple and common
to please the lean and larded purse
alike. It is nothing more than an egg
dropped uu broken into a tumbler and
deluged with vinegar and sprinkled
with pepper and salt It is consumed
always before breakfast and by a great
mauy sportiug mcu ic the city. .One
of its effects is to counteract the evil
tendencies of overdrinking and over
eating. Some- stout men like a "Bom
bay oyfTer-' iu the morning and eat
uolhing again until noon. For a bil
ious stomach it is the finest kind of a
remedy. liodon Globe.
Wall-Jorf and the Astors.
ihe lictio town ot waiidorf, near
Heidelberg, where John Jacob Astor,
f,tho tirst, wa' . r is received, ac-
1 - v m iwio
mir , . , - "-rf Astor.
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The Discovery of Gold.
One ot the anomalies of the gold dis
covery was its slowness in reaching
Americans in California. It was mid
summer before the news was generally
credited in California and Oregon.
Then, when people became convinced
that the reports were true, and that
fortunes could be made in a few
months in the Sacramento valley, tht-re
was a rush such as was never before
known in history. Of course the Cali
fornia settlers had the great advantage
of proximity to the new El Dorado.
Next perhaps, came those in Hono
lulu, ihe Oregooians obtained their
news 1V wav of the Sando-ieh Tal-nrta
and Fort Vancouver. These hardy
pioneers had just emerged from a long
struggle with hunger, the wilderness
and the Indians. I hey were poor. and
they saw in the future only a vista of
weary worK with small prohts. as they
had no market for their produce.
Suddenly the scattered settlements
were electrified by the news of the
gold discovery. Those who look part
in tne rnsn aeciare that not less than
two-thirds of all those eapable of bear
ing arms swarmed over the Siskiyou
mountnins and came down to the gold
fields of the Sacramento. In the mean
time the news had spread to the east
to Australia, and to South America.
rrora all quarters came voung men as
eager for adventure as for gold. Not
one ia a thousand had any practical
knowledge of raining or any plan of
remaining in me country after a rort
nne had been made. Eighty thousand
is a conservative estimate of the num
ber of gold hunters who flocked to
California in the first twelve months
that followed Marshall's diseoverv.
ueorge Unmhn Fitch, in The Century.
The Coming Ocean Steamer.
Here is a verv clever picture from
the Pall Mall Gazette: She will be
over a quarter of a mile in length, and
will do the passage from Sandy Hook
to Liverpool in thirty-six hours, being
oue night out. She "will be driven bv
electricity and in snch a fashion as to
keep railway time despite storm or fog.
Passage can be secured by flash
photo Edison's patent and the ticket
will include an opera stall or a concert
ticket or a seat in a church pew, the
opera house, concert hall and church
being all on board. A covered ring
for horse exercise will be provided and
a racing track for fast trotters. A
base ball ground and tennis courts will
also form a portion of the attractions.
For business men a stock exchange
will be operated, the quotations being
posted from the tickers every two
minutes, on the vibration system. The
leading papers of all countries will be
reprinted each morning by the electric
A spacious conservatory, containing
the choicest flowers of all climates,
will afford an agreeable lounging place,
and bouquets will be provided gratis.
As at Monaco and Monte Carlo, a suite
of apartments will be laid out for play,
to be kept open all night a sumptuous
supper with the costliest wines free.
English tailors and shoemakers will be
in attendance, and clothes will be
made and finished daring the passage.
, The millinery department will con
tain the French fashions of the previous
day, aud costumes will be confectoned
while the ship is en route and delivered
complete on arrival at dock. Accom
modation will be furnished for 10.000
Successful Experiments In Electro
plating. One day. about three years ago, a
silver-plater named Downing took a
fresh egg, and. after proper prepara
tion, threw it into the silver bath and
turned on the batterv. The result was
what appeared to be a delicate work of
art a silver cgg.which.under a strong
glass, showed all the minute pores of
the shell. The egg was exhibited for
over a year, and not one person in a
hundred would believe that It was any
thincr hilt A rnnninff inMumoif nf - th.
silversmith's art. To settle a discus
sion, which ran high one day, Mr.
Downing seized a shart. heavv knife.
cut the silver egg in twain, and it was
found to be as fresh and sweet as the
day it was electroplated. The egg had
been hermetically sealed. He then be
gan a series of experiments in the line
of his trade.which were highly success
ful, and have opened up a most
astounding possibility the embalming
of the dead in casts of nickel, silver, or
gold. according to the purses and artis
tic desires of the survivors of the de
Uses of Paper la Japan.
In Japan, as is well known, it has
long been customary to manufacture a
multitude of articles, from overcoats
and window panes to string and pocket
nanoKercnieis, out or paper, but the
Japanese (jtovernment not - content
with these feats of national ingenuity.
is just now bestowing great atttention
on the paper industries, and expert
menting with pith, old silk rags, and
many kinds of vegetable substances.
with a view to other employments of
paper in the arts. Mr. Liberty, in his
recent paper read before the Society of
.rts, oescrioed a visit that he made to
the Govermeut paper f U?'iiebu-
Ogi, where he, - . . -
intellige "T '
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