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BY W. a N0EI-I3.
Presently Bracknell made his way to
the carnage and mounted the box beside
his sou. He took no notice of ns, but
hoisted the boy upon his knee, and the
two became absorbed In contemplation of
the gamo, the ldor making occasional ex-
S lunations to tlie younger which were
stoned to with Interest and respect I
rappoM paternal fondness must have been
hereditary In the Henley family, for
Bracknell watt not one whit leu foolishly
devoted to hia boy than his father had
been to him in days of yore, and, to all
appearance, was bent upon reproducing a
ytttem of treatment which bad not been
conspicuously successful in his own case.
The child hud Bracknell's dark hair and
gray eyes. I conld discern no resemblance
to his mother in him, nor, in truth, did
that strain of blood seem likely to infuse
any fresh qualities of valuable nature
Into the race.
While I was watching the repmenta
tdves of three generations, Lady Bracknell
acd Beauchamp strolled by. The lady
was talking with a good deal of animation,
and the gentleman wore the air of one
who Is at once fascinated and puzzled.
Bewilderment at tlie proceedings of Lady
Bracknell was not, apparently, confined
to him, for 1-ord Staines, following the
pair with his eyes, muttered quit aud
ibly! "I do wonder what Infernal mischief
that woman is up to now 1 Is it only spite,
er Is it a plot And If it's a plot, what
the deuce is the object of it, you knowF"
Bracknell looked down from the box
and laughed. "Well, Maynard," said he,
"why are you looking so solemn Taking
notes, as usual!1 It suems to me that yon
have all the elements of a sensational ro
mance ready to your hand here. There
are bound to be some strong situations
before long, I should say, and you had
better try to be on the sjwt when they
"And what is the denouement to beF" I
made so bold as to inquire.
"Oh, don't auk me," he returned. "I
don't know; and, between you and me, I
oouui very mucn w net her anybody else
does either. All I can sou is that there
will be a row soon."
"What's Umt you say?" broke in Lord
Btalnes querulously, "Why should there
oe a row? noummse about a row I I wish
to Heaven. Bracknell, that vou could in.
duce your will to lot me manage my own
affairs in my own way."
"1 wish I couid," returned Bracknell,
with a shrug of his shoulders. "I wish I
could induce her to lot me manage my
affairs In my own way. But 1 can t, you
If Lndy Bracknell's motives for hiring
Reunchamp away from bor sister-in-law's
side were obscure to Lord Staines, they
did not to a reflective person appear quite
nfathomable. When ouly one life inter
venes between your husband and a large
property it must, no doubt, seem deplor
able that that life Bliould be supplemented
by others, aud I can well believe that to
see Beauchamp married would have gone
to Hilda's heart, even though he should
select as his wife a member of her bus
band's family. It is true that she con
hardly bare hojied to keep hitn perma
cutly single, but she may have takeum to
consideration that existence is precarious.
and that young men addicted to Held
sporta ruu frequent risks of breaking their
necks. Add to this she did not love Ixird
Staines, w hile she detested Iady Miidrod
with the intensity of an iwpositor who
has been found out, and you have an ex
planation of her conduct which Is at least
plausible. I don't say that it is the. true
explanation, because J caunot pretend to
be able to follow ail the tortuous work-
bigs of such a mind as Hilda's; but that
the course which events subsequently
took was premeditated and contrived by
her in cold blood seems to me too violent
an hypothesis. In any case there could
be no question as to the fact that she had
marked Beauchamp down as her prey, nor
did she fall to capture him.
He surrendered unconditionally at the
flrst blow, and spent the remainder of the
Loudon season upon his knees, metaphor
ically speaking. I used to meet him and
his enchantress pretty frequently at balls
and crushes, aud always watched them
with interest. Other people watched
thorn too, making such spiteful, ironical,
or condemnatory comments upon the pro
ceedings of the pair as were prompted by
their suvorul disposition and by tlut nature
ef the case; but by the persons who have
been Introduced into this history,' it so
chanced that they were little remarked.
Lady Mildred, who was in constaut at
tendance upon her father, went very sel
dom into society; Bracknell had of late
years ceased to frequent the circles wldch,
as a bachelor, he had so conspicuously
adorned; and those of Jim's frleuds .who
had pot forgotten him during his long ab
sence belonged for the most part to his
own sex, and were not in the habit of giv
ing bulls. Thus Lady Bracknell was able
to carry out her designs unmolested; and
as Beauchamp continued to pay visits to
PorUuun square with uufallitig regulari
ty, any auxlety that Lord Staines may
have felt on the day of the cricket match
was probably soon allayed.
Suunlng, to be sure, very nearly let the
cat out of the bag one afternoon when
Jim and I called at his graudfather's
house. We found him and the old gen
tleman with a tea table between them,
busily engaged in eating hot buttered
toast. Lady Miidrod was pouring out the
tea, and Benucliamp, reclining In an arm
ehair, looked very much as if lie was won
dering how soon he might veuturo to go
"1 do not thluk It is very dangerous,"
Lady Mildred was saying as we entered;
and after she had shaken hands with us
she appealed for support to Jim. "Mr.
Leigh, do you think it Is safe for such a
mite as Buuntug to ride tu tlie How with
nobody but a groom to look after himf
And he always makes the groom ride a
hundred yards behind."
"From what I have seen of the eques
trian performances in the How, I don't
think It js an over aud above safe place
for anybody to ride in," answered Jim,
"But seriously," persisted Lady Mil
dred, "I don't like to think of that child
in the thick of snnh a irowd. He has one
of those wicked little Shetland ponies, too,
which might overpower biu at any mo
ment." Sunning, with his moot': full of bnt-
terod toast, was undorstot,.: lo say that
ne wouiu uks to see the ptn.y that could
Lord Staines chuckled. "He can take
Care of himself trust him I All the same.
I think Bracknell might go out with the
Sunning, bavin swallowed his toast,
Informed us that his father never rode in
London. "And I mustn't ride with
mother when he's there," he added,
pointing a greasy forefinger at Beau
champ. "Khf whatf whof" ejaculated Lord
Staines, pricking up his ears.
And Sunning did not mend matters by
continuing, in his lisping, childish treble,
"Before he cams there was another
genkleman, but I think he's gone away
bow. Mother says not to ride with her
when there's a geukleman."
"Would he be so very much In your
way?" asked Lady Mildred, turning to
Beauchamp, with just the faintest touch
of disdain In her voice.
"Not the least In the world," answered
the young man. "I am very sorry if I
nave prevented Lady Bracknell from tak
ing him out, and the next time if there
Is a next time I'll make a point of re
questing the favor of bis company. But
really, 1 don't ride with Lady Bracknell
"Evely day," said the relentless Sun
This was a little embarrassing, but
Beauchamp, though young, was a man of
experience, and his serenity was not eas
ily disturbed. "You don't mean to say
sot"' he exclaimed. "I'm very much
ashamed of myself, and I'll apologize to
Lady Bracknell the next time I see her.
But that is just the sort of stupid thing
unit I'm always doing, She good nat
uredly asked me to ride with her one day,
and 1 suppose I must have kept on going
ever since from force of habit I'll tie a
knot in my pocket handkerchief at once,
so that I may remember to forget to go
I don't know whether he was only anx
ious to stifle suspicion, or whether he still
contemplated the possibility of an ultimate
union with Lady Mildred; but he made
great efforts to be agreeable to her during
the next quarter of an hour, and when be
took bis leave Lord Staines, who had evi
dently been alarmed for a moment,
seemed to be qoite reassured.
Jim, after we had left the house to
gether, informed me casually that he con
sidered the manners and customs of sav
ages very superior upon the whole to those
of so culled civilized Christians, but de-:
clinod to enter more fully into the subject
when invited to do so. "It doesn't mat
ter; only that's my opinion," he said.
I am not acquainted with the customs
of savages, except by hearsay; but our
own, i ireeiy admit, might be improved
upon. One very tiresome custom, which.
1 1 ear, has become almost epidemic among
us of late, Is that of entertaining long
sunenng spectators witn tableaux vivants.
Beauchamp had the honor of figuring In
the only tableau ot the evening which Ids
hostess proposed to grace personally; that.
namely, in which her ladyship, as Andro
meda, with her beautiful bore arms
chained above her head and her bronze
hair rippling down over her shoulders, was
rescued from destruction by a very Saxon
linking Perseus. I ventured to suggest
that Bracknell might represent the mon
ster, but this whs considered to be a prop
ortion of doubtful taste, and as no one
else volunteered to undertake that un
grateful art, we had au appalling creat ure
constructed out of inanimate materials for
If ouly It had been permissible to make
use of an inanimate Perseus into the bar
gain, I should have been srared much
mental wear and tear aud a grievous
waste of time; for Beauchamp declared
that be was physically incapable of stand
ing on one leg for sixty consecutive sec
onds, and it was obvious that unless he
stood upon one leg he would spoil the
whole thing. I had to put him through a
tomplete course of gymnastics, and even
then it was ouly by the most diligent
f lunching and kueading that I could force
itm into an attitude which was not posi
tively grotesque. Whenever I left his
side he, so to speak, tumbled to pieces in
stantly. However, in the long run we
achieved as near an approach to success
as could be expected, aud when the repre
sentation eame off this tableau was re
ceived with tremendous applause. 1 im
agine that the majority of the spectators
were lost in admiration of Andromeda's
arms and shoulders and had no eyes for
poor Perseus, who wabbled perceptibly.
.Nevertheless, there were found persons
to notice aud remark upon Perseus too,
if not exactly to admire him; and It
chanced that, on tlie fall of the curtain, I
was standing within ear shot of one of
these. She was an elderly lady, btesBed
with three marriageable daughters, and
In tliat capacity naturally opposed to the
goings on of unscrupulous young matrons,
such as Lady Bracknell.
it really is a little too bad." she said
to her neighbor, "and I wonder that Lord
Bracknell allows it. Of course we know
that he is not over particular, and, as far
as that goes, I dare say his own manner
of life doesn't give him the right to be so,
but I should have thought that even he
would have seen how outrageous this
kind of thing is, considering that Mr.
Beauchamp is as good as engaged to lit
sister. Under the circumstances it's al
most Indecent. "
I was having a little inward laugh at
the "almost" In the above outburst of
virtuous Indignation when J became
aware that some one besides myself had
overheard It. Leaning against tlie wall
behind m was Bracknell, who had not
thought it necessary to be at home in time
to receive his wife's guests, but had now
come In, probably from his club. From
the scowl upon his brow I concluded that
he had been losing money; from the
brightness ot his eyes i ieared that he had
I wen drinking: aud from the murderous
glunce which he shot at the dowager
whose speech 1 have quoted J. gathered
that her unvarnished, .strictures pare not
agreeable to him. He miKtercrt a word
or two under his breath and turned away,
leaving me in come doubt as to whether
he was incensed against his wife or
against her c'tic. But very shortly after
ward all uncertainty as to that point was
removed from my mitul.
I had been hivfial to remain for a qui,
supper after the departure of the general
company. Beauchamp and ft few other,
who had been similarly favored, bad al
ready gone down to the dining room, and
I was lingering on the deserted stage with
the fair Andromeda, when Bracknell sud
denly entered and strode toward us. He
either did not notice my presence or was
Indifferent to it,
"Hilda," he said, "you'll oblige me by
dropping this; it has gone for enough.
Vou think yourself very clever, no doubt;
but it strikes me that you are In danger of
being a little too clever, for once. "
She turned slowly and surveyed him
with cnlm contempt. "Had you better
not go to bed)'" she asked. "Perhaps you
may be in a state to explain yourself lit
Bracknell hod the family temper, and I
thought for a moment that lie was going
to treat us to a display of it; but possibly
he may have learned by experience that
storming at his wile was a thankless task.
"I am sober enough now," ho returned
quietly, "to tell you that I don't choose to
have Mildred's marriage put a stop to for
your gratification. How long, do yon flat
ter yourself, that that young fool Is going
to trot about after you like a lap dogf Till
this time next yearf And what do you
suppose will happen when yon begin to
borehimF Yon do begin to bore people
after a certain time, I can assure you."
"I dare Ray that is quite true," replied
Hilda, meekly; ."you ought to know. Of
course, 1 will obey yon to tho best of E.y
ability; but I am afraid I can no more
force Mr. Beauchamp to marry jour sister
than I can prevent you from insulting me
before a third person."
At this juncture the third person exe
cuted a strategic movement in the direc
tion of tho door. But Bracknell intercep
"You needn't withdraw, Maynard,
said be, with a short laugh. "I've noth
ing more to say. and now we may as well
go down and have some supper. I don't
often interfere with Iter ladyship's little
games, but 1 believe she knows that when
1 do she must give them up."
1 observed, however, a slight smile upon
her ladyship's lips, which convinced me
that in this instance she had no intention
at all of giving up her little game.
For some little time after the evening
of the tableaux I did not happen to meet
the Bracknelis, so thut 1 could not judee
from personal observation how far HilUa
had obeyed her husband's commands and
dropped Beauchamp, but divers rumors
which reached me pointed to the conclu
sion that she had not dropped that foolish
youth at all; nor indeed had I supposed
for one moment that she intended doing
so. Jim, who hud returned to London
after a flying visit to Kim hurst, amused
me by an account of a remonstrance
which he had felt it hia duty to address to
Lady Brat-knell aud of the manner in
which his intervention had been received.
"Lord Staines doesn't see it," he said
confidentially, "but lwtween ourselves,
It's as certain as anything can be that she
is doing her best to prevent Beauchamp
from proposing to Lady Mildred."
I expressed much surprise and con
gratulated Jim upon his insight into the
crafty ways of feminine diplomacy; to
which he replied modestly that be be
lieved he wus about as wide awake as
most men nowadays. "One can't mix
long in London society without having
one's eyes opened," he explained; "and,
as you know, I have good cause to dis
He paused, sighed, and then resumed:
"I don't want other people to suffer
through her as I have suffered. I thought
she might perhaps be disposed to admit
that she owed me some trifling favor, by
way of reparation for the post; so I called
upon her the other day aud appealed to
her to leave Beauchamp alone. It seemed
to me tliat one admirer more or less could
make very little difference to her, and I
couldu't suppose that she hod any delib
erate mtutiou of linking Lady Mildred
on happy. At least that's what I said to
"Are you so sure, "I inquired, "that
the loss of Beauchamp will muke Lady
"Oh, yes, I'm afraid so that Is, I be
lieve so," he answered. "From different
things that she has said to me I feel pretty
Sure that she would t:e.pt him if he pro
posed to her; and after all why shouldn't
she? I don't myself think him particu
larly attractive, but he is u good natured
i 'llow, and lie isn't bad looking, and
well, I supp se there would, be nothing
Very extraordinary in any girl's fulling in
love with him. So, as I tell you, I made
r.iy appeal to Hilda; and I wish I hadn't,
for it didn't ruccoed. She began by deny
ing that she had led Beauchamp on, giving
tie to uuderstand that he was infatuated
about her aud that she really couldn't
help it. Then, when I persisted that she
could put a stop to his infatuation very
easily if she chose, she got angry and said
tliat I, at any rate, ought not to object if
Beauchamp proved faithless. I asked her
what she meant because really I didn't
know whereupon she calmly accused me
lu so many words of boiug in love with
Lady Mildred myself!"
"How insjlentl" I exclaimed. "And
how palpably untrue and absurd!"
"Well, yes," Jim agreed, "I think it
was rather insolent, and of course it was
untrue. I don't know about the absurdity
of it; but what does seem to me absurd is
that friendship between a man aud a wo
man should be considered impossible.
Like a fool as I am, I said so to Lady
Bracknell; and she immediately turned
round upon me and asked why she wasn't
to be allowed to make a friend of Bean
chomp. That rather shut me up. AH I
could say was that I didn't believe she
cared two straws about Beauchamp's
friendship; whereupon she retorted that
the didn't believe in my disinterested
friendship for Lady Mildred. So the dis
pute euded in a draw." ,
to bi oomvou.(
HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL
An Example of f!W a Thrilling Romanes
Can 11 Turned Out. ,
If we Had time wo would write novel lota
of novels. They might not be very novel
novel, and they might not go bumping
down the front doorstops of time, but they
would be a great relief to us. The truth Is,
thora are whole swarms of novels buzzing
wound la our inner consciousness, poking
their uoses into the interstices and flawing
at the edges hi their eagerness to gut out
But there is no use thinking about It; we
haven't time. It occurs to us, however, that
We may make out wives useful to somebody
Tbora seems to be plenty of ambitious
young persons who have all th time there
Is and who would like to write novels, they
I tell us, if they ouly knew how to start out.
Now, posBihly we can help where they are
i weakest Almost every day we see some
thing that would furnish a first class start
for an amateur novel. Only yesterday we
were coming down Thirteenth street and
Well, a novel might start out like this, for
The rich, full moon bad mounted high and
' higher in the vaulted dome of blue that
canopied the silent valley of the Nile. The
hoopoe birds had fled in flocks to take their
j wonted places in the branches of the syca
more and fig. All nature slept A sea of
I golden sand rolled off beyond the westward
1 Ken. The mountains of the east lay slum
1 bering upon their couch of burnished gold.
I The rippling river flung the sheening moon
' beams book, so prodigal they fell upon its
The Widow Dlzhragh lay upon her rug be
! side the open window of her chamber, look-
tog out upon the rich and dazzling scenery of
the night. All nature slept, save Widow
"1 will do it," she said at last; "I will do
The round, red sun peeped slyly from be
hind the rugged mountains of the east The
silver of the night was gone, and hi its place
rich gold was strewn. The sunbeams kissed
the dangling figs and woke the boo pee birds;
then romped away .to ride upon the laughing
waters of the valley god, and glint and gleam
in wantonness of brilliancy.
The Widow Dizbragb called her charming
"Muzhera,n said she, "I have decided.
"Which way, map'
"We will take a roomer. "
"Which room, ma?"
"The one back of the lumber in the attic,
dear. So, come; let us arrange."
The shortening of the shadow of the tama
risk foretold the coming of the noontide.
The scarabari toiled and rolled his ball ado wn
the slope and then anon a-up the slant The
corn bird sought the shade. It was hotter
That was all the placard said.
"Why, mo," queried Muzhera, "why do
yon drag the piano from its wonted corner?"
"I would place it by the window, child,
that be who wayfares may note its presence.
Do you catch on?' t
"I get your drift, ma, and I approve your
"Hush, child; I have but just begun.
Fetch mo yon chair, No, no; not that one
with the brokeu bock, nor yet the cheap one
with the battered bottom. This one, my
child; this one of brocade velvet See, it
looks well, though its remaining three un
even legs are uot the legs of use and prac
tice." Thus was the furniture bestowed. Then all
the blinds were drawn to shut away the sum
mer sun. It was not the golden sunshine
Widow Dizbragb would invite. Nay, not all
the fiim was shut away.
'That will do, dear. Vou may leave that
blind and let the golden rays fall full upon
the chair and the piano, that he who passe
by may be beguiled within by the richness of
Here is a good place to end the first chap
ter. By this time the. reader's interest is
aroused. Be wonder who will take the
room. He sees a chance for all sorts of dra
matic situations when the roomer conies, and
as for "local coloring,1' that is in a fair way
to make a novel worthy of a nine days' run
If he who takes it up where we have laid it
down but follows out the gait set forth for
him. Washington Post
ascitis; for Illmwir.
Mrs. Prim Good morning, Tommy. Did
your mother send you in?
Tommy (aged ) No'ta. I thought 1 would
like to make a call.
Mrs. Prim That Is very nice, I am sure.
But you niustu't be bashful op your first call
Can't you raise your eyes from the carpet?
Tommy Oh, I'm uot bashful, but mother
says your carpet Is so ugly it makes her sick
to look at it, and I thought I would come in
aud try it myself. Commercial Bulletin.
Caiiac and Effect,
A oountryniau was ordering a tombstone
for bis brother.
"And what sized letter do you want us to
use for the inscription t" asked the man of
"Oh, the biggest you've got Hb was aw
ful nearsighted." Judge.
Buds and Bags. '
"Look at that beautiful young rosebud
with a lot of old bugs swarming around her,"
remarked Brown, as several old boys ware
flirting with a young lady at a ball
"Yes, but those are gold bugs, go the rose
bud don't mind it," said Jones. Teus Sift
A Cnnoelted Flower, m
"The sunflower is the most conceited flower
of the vegetable kingdom," remarked the
judga - .
"How is thatr asked the major.
"It has the big hood. " Pittsburg Chronicle
A Difficult Jul),
A negro mhiister once observed to his bear
ers at the close of his sermon as foUowsi "My
very obstinaeious brethren, 1 find it's no
more use to preach to you than it is for a
grasshopper to wear knee buckle H Ch6tial
City. ... ; - .
EstablUlied His Point.
Father," said Willie, who hod just been
corrected, "that strap is hereditary, umt it?"
i don't know that it is."
But it descend from father to son, doesn't
It I" Washington Capitii.
AN AZTEC SACRIFICE.
One ITorrlMfl ftnaiie of Many fa Mexleo
hi the Vny oi' the Atuntvxuuia.
Fifty-two years constituted the Azteo
cycle. To this cycle was added a comple
ment of thirteen duya, intended to make
the solar and civil years agree. It was be
lieved thut the world would come to an end
on the lfit night of a cycle, and that the
gods, if merciful, would lihr, their fires on
the distant mountains. If the world did
not come to an end the Aztec congratu
lated themselves that It would survive an
ether cycle, and the thirteen comphmnnt'
fry days were passed with fooitts, sacnlicea
In the temple of HuitseilipochtU there
Was to be a gladiatorial combat, which
was nothing less than a sacrifice. The six
ministers of the ceremony were at hand.
Topiltzin, the chief among tbera, clod m a
crimson vestment, with a crown of vari
colored feathers, was wrfortuing the
duties that preceded a sacrifice to the god,
and the others, with white robes bordered
with black, their faces hideous with som
ber pigment and mouths painted white,
assisted him. A crowd tilled the stone
walls of the temple to witness the specta
cle, surging with impatience about the
temalcatl (or round, stone platform, eight
feet high) where the combat was to take
The victim, a prisoner of war, is brought
in. Armed with only a short spear and
shield, he is placed upon the temalcatl, tied
by one foot and confronted by an Aztec
warrior fully armed. The flat nostrils of
the victim are distended, his black eye
burn with desperation; his coarse, black
hair straggled about his face, and bis
thick, purple lips quiver m he views the
well armed soldier before him.
At a word they fall to the fray. The
spears clash and they tight like demons
the victim with the desperation of certain
death, the soldier to uphold his valor
among his comrades.
Suddenly, realizing how unequal the
contest, and that his fate is sealed what
ever the outcome of that battle, the pris
oner throws away his shield and spear and
presents his breast, to the soldier's weapon.
A pause, a blow, and the victim falls
heavily to the stone.
In a trice the priests, with frenzied
shouts and hair streaming about their de
moniacal faces are upon the temalcatl, and
have borne the dying man to a block ef
green jasper, on whose convex surface
they throw him. This is the sacrificial
stone, and Toplitzin, who now takes the
name of the god to whom he sacrifices,
opens the breast of his victim, tears out his
heart and offers it, still palpitating, to die
Then the bleeding trophy is placed in the
hollow mouth of the idol Huitzilipochtli,
and the lips of the statue daubed with
blood. The dead man is decapitated aud
his head deposited in the Tzompatli, an os
suary where the skulls of sacrificed pris
oners of war are set into the walls. The
soldier claims the body for his own, and
bears it away for the delectatiou of him
self and bis anthropophairiual comrades. .
The Aztec annals that come down to us
are glutted with aceues like this, Detroit
Reaching for the filuii Notes.
If nature has endowed a singer with tlie
power of producing high uotes they will
be sung spontaneously. Otherwise thev
will neither lie agreeable in quality or tone.
All singers are not alike. Their voices are
pitched in different registers. Some am
pitched high, others low, and a great many
medium. If a singer, uot naturally en
dowed with a high register, attempts to
si I) 17 liAVnnd hi ni Iihp njinm'iftf hv fnwinis
tne voice ne orsoe Ih in danger of injuring
the voice. Any one po&KCHscd of a good
voice may by study and culture produce
higher notes than they otherwise could
hope to do, but no professor of music, u
matter how eminent, ever created a voice
where it did not previously exist.
(ireat singers are bom, uot made. Munv
singers have temporarily -st rallied their
voices by trying to do too much If tho
voice Is naturally high no mutter what
the pitch may he the singing will tie pleas
ant and agreeable to the ear, If, however.
a singer tries to do too much the effect will
be similar to a man who endeavors to walk
up two stops at a time when he is only able
to make one. It will prove ruinous. Do
not strain your voice, or you may lose it.
Sipnor Cainpanioi in Ladles' Home Jour
Greeting by Hmelllng;,
The respectful greeting of Fiji is to take
and smell the hand of tbetmperiorwithout
rubbing it, In the Guiuhia when the men
salute the women they put the woman's
hand up to their noses and tmiell twice at
the back of it In the friendly islands
noses are joined, adding the ceremony of
taking tlie hand of the person to whom
civilities are paid and ruhuiug it with a
degree of force upou the saluter'aown nose
and mouth. The Mariana Islauders for
merly sinelled at the bauds of those to
whom they wished to tender homage,
Capt, Beechy tells of the Sandwich
Islanders! "The Hps are tlrawu inward be
tween the teeth, the nostrils are distended
and the lungs are widely inflated; the face
is then pushed forward, the noses brought
Into contact, and the ceremony concludes
with a hearty rub." Garrtck Mallery in
Popular Science Monthly.
Improvements for Sleeping; Can,
We notice that an attempt is to be made
to ventilate sleeping cars. The metb1.
outlined is simple and promises siicce.;
but the most encouraging feature of b
scheme Is that it should have ocourr - i
the sleeping car companies that . ' , . ,
coaches are not already fierfeut in nor
tion and management. Perhaps .
now penetrate their minds tlmtth
covering is not equally pluasant -
unfortunate patrons in the tropin
of midsummer and in tlie arena n.
midwinter. At present the "sleeps ?
provided only with clammy linen sb
and heavy double blankets. v '
It would seem that in thsr "
fashion of woolen clothing t s
might think of furnishing q . " '
IimmaIv wnvon hlnktei
which could be used as occj V " v
Such a change, with a little? - a ' ?
make a night lnasleepw t
nble exp-fienos thar , . . s v,
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