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j SIREN OF NORLAKE
softly tinted f ice, their glitter contrast- I
THE BOTTLE IHP.
mg the pale blue velvet of his doublet,
with its trimmings of priceless point
lace; and the small, white, jeweled hand A Voice Speaks from Within a
Krikorian ill Tinsley’s Maguine.)
that rested tor a brief caressing moment
Mammoth Champagne Bottle,
chilli! what nonsense art on his palfry’s arched neck looked more
■j diking? It were la tter for thee nt for touching the spinet than meeting
And Giv»‘a |*o nt* on t io In« and Outs
■otain less with old 1 »nine Magarie, death in the melee of war.
My lady waits for him to seek her
of the Perambulating Adver
¡>3 ^Ker foolish babble has well nigh
bower chamber, and claim a kiss ol
Hed tliy head.”
" >h»rj Bite speaker was a regal, beautiful welcome from those proud red lips, but
W'Ulj J ^Eitn folds of crimson velvet, em- full two hours pass and he comes not
[New York Sun.]
"'Ul'IU K^leriil with pearls, fell round her
1 he courtyar I is empty, and she feels
. The gildM neck of a contrivance fashioned
strings of precious stones chill as the early twilight creeps on. in
the similitud * of a champagne bottle tow
Kjeti her raven hair, and on the Imre Some one pushes aside the silken ered above the heads of the throng in Sixth
low, J B»e throat that carried her graceful hangings of the door, and Usula turn* avenue. A pair of legs protruded from the
■j so proudly shone diamonds, bril round, a glad greeting in her heart, but
■¡.■A] KJenough for a queen’s dower -just a woman of marble to all outward seem bottom. Half way up, on the side which
faced in the direction of its progress, was a
K a contrast ns would murk a fair ing.
small opening, with a grating across it.
“Thou art long in coming,” she says, Stepping alongside, the reporter rapped near
E-daisy by the side of an imperial
■L rose was the girl who stood be- and then pauses, for it is t.ot her hits the grating.
“U ho’s there f’ came a challenge in hollow
Be her; her blue eyes tilled with tears, baud, but her little maid, Alice, with
■ her soft, childisli mouth quivering. her face white ns driven snow in the tones from within.
'nth, J B*Xsv, ileur lady.” she cried, "it is no light of the lamp she carries, and her
The response, "A friend,” suggested itself,
an« 1 was spoken.
Blish babble; for in passing down the eves round with wild terror.
* hat do you want!” said the voice.
"Oh, come, dear mistress, for our
Bth wii-g but yesternight, methought
2," ant to ask how you like this thing.”
Beard a low talking. Had 1 known lady’s sake; convince thyself that this
The bottle became communicative, and as
| passage below w>.s haunted, I should ill-omened house is haunted. They are it toddled along up the avenue the voice
there now in the passage leading to the said: “It all <1 pends on the weather. A man
Begone mud from very terror.”
■‘Alow talking, silly wen -h- all are dungeon keep. 1 peeped over und saw as understands the business will accommodate
Bb in this abbey, that a human voice their shadows—she with a wimple, and himself to tne seasons. He will tote a ban
ner, or, may be, carry a lettered umbrella or
Bald scare thee as lief some scul- he a pre per youth, and—”
“Peace, sillv child,” said Usula; wear a painted linen duster during the
tn holding tryst with one of our brave
ti-of-war—and thou to come troub "this matter were well looked into, for heated term, take to Ixiards when the
le me with thy tears. Fie upon thee, thv foolish fears will drive thee crazed. season of raw northeast winds comes
Put down the lamp and come with me; on, and go into a bottle for the
Kce. Fie 1”
winter. Boards is better than banners in
[‘‘Nay, nay, sweet lady, there’s not a I myself will prove these seeming cold
weather. The wind always blows up or
Lvant ill this house would enter that ghosts. Nay! not a word—give me thv down the street, so a feller is pretty well
Usage after e’en. For they say the hand. If they be indeed spirits, thou protected most of the time. When he comes
■ckecl nun walks nightly adown that shall have mv collar of pearls in memory to a crossing if he finds the wind whistling
of thy fear.”
across pretty sharp, he can walk edgeways,
The two women walked hand in hand and protect himself. But in right-down cold
P’Anun! forsooth,” and La ly Usula
mghed merrily, " lliey have found softly, in the darkness, down to the weather a bottle is as much better than
iec a ghost in truth when they take a passage that led to the dungeon keep, boards as a double-breasted beaver overcoat
and as they drew near they heard a low- is better than a liver |>ad.
Uy woman from her rest.”
“Ihen, again, in hot weather, no man as
The girl crept close to her mistress. talking.
“Didi not tell theo so, my lady?” knows himself will go into a bottle, unless he
"She was not liolv, my lady, but
to be a chap as has seen a good deal
ost sinful. Years agone, when this whispered the maid, struggling to free happens
better days, and don’t want to be recognized
-me castle was an abbey in very truth, herself from her mistress’ hold.
by his friends. Take a ward politician in re
But Usula, recognizing one soft, loved duced
Sere lived a wicked abbess, who loved
circumstances, f'rinstance—he don’t
.youth right well, so well, that she voice, quickly clasped her strong, white want to be seen carrying a banneror between
ranted him many a secret interview, hand across Alice’s mouth and drew the boards; so he is glad enough to go into a bottle
¡11, at last, fearing he might boast her frightened child into the shadow; for for the heated term. Then there is once
Ivor, she, one night, pushed him down there in the full moonlight that flooded in a while a chap as has reasons for sort o’
steps that lead to the dungeon through the broken window stood her keeping t ut of view, you know, and ho is
husband, and his companion was a ready for a bottle any time in the year. I
„Weep, anil left him there to die.”
ain t telling no names, but I knew a party
t^S "This is a dark tale indeed, child. woman clad in a nun’s sombre garb!
“Surely,” Lord Craven was saying, what kept away from the police for a month
^Knd it’s to be hoped my lady abbess
^■rill never stray as far as my bower “one who like thyself leads so holy a or more, till they got off his track, by doing
life, safe in the keeping of Mother the bottle act. He used to toddle along
^■handier, for thy sake, at least.”
the avenue, right by the side of the detec
‘For holy Mary’s sake, fair mis- Church, can have no cause for sorrow; tives
who was looking for him. He wasn’t
^p’ess, do not so jest; they say and yet I marvel much to find thee so any of your poverty-stricken sort, but lived
(lint ghosts can hear, and may be far from our good convent of St. like a fighting cock—carried a bottle of the
tvenge, words spoken in their dis Mary.”
best old stuff in his coat pocket, lunched on
“Thou knowest little of the human boned sanlines when he was loafing along,
“Leave me, foolish girl; go, mend the
and smoked real Havanas. The smoke? Oh
lace on my wristbands that our naughty no cause for sorrow,” said the woman, that was all right. He blew it out of the
lookout, and, if anybody saw it, they thought
hawk tore vesternoon, and forget this
“The heart! sweet lady?” he an it just curled up from the cigar of somebody
same foolish ghost story.”
Left alone, my lady seated herself in swered. “I am but an honest soldier- else who was passing.
“We ain’t all so toney as this chap was,”
the deep bedded mullioned window, at the court of our good queen; but me
thought a nun’s heart at least was safe the voice went on;” but we manage to have
t ^Lnd gazed long and sadly on the gay from
a good many comforts. My cupboard ain’t
all save spiritual cares.”
■parterre below; thesunbeanis sparkling
“Ah!” she sighed: “would it were so. very replete with luxuries, but I can offer
■m mad revel, waking the diamonds to
you a hunk of gingerbread, half a sandwich
^mrism blushes, could bring no joy into gentle sir; would that a convent wall anil a clay pipe of tobacco. Generally
■her deep, dark eyes. So would she sit, couhl shut out all that makes this w orld speaking, it ain’t safe to lightapipe till dusk,
a paradise—or a hell. Would that 1 and then you have to be careful when you
SI ■day after day, sorrowful and alone.
R No trouble had thrown that shadow could kill love as easily as I can dot! light up, and to hold your hand over the
this lying garb.”
bowl when you smoke. But the neck of the
A ■across her smooth brow; no sudden
She pushed the wimple from her bottle holds the smoke in, and you can snuff
■grief had blighted her young life—it
■ was shame that battled with her pride, brow, and as the black cloak slipped it up half a dozen times before it gets out.
“Heavy?” the voice said, in response to an
■anil daily murdered happiness. Only from her, Usula saw- herself—herself
■ three short months a bride; anil this in another body—standing before her inquiry. “Not very. You see this thing is
made of a sort of oil-cloth over a skeleton
■ was the shame that ate her peace away husband.
“Oh, Usula! why did’st thou play like a hoop skirt. The whole business don’t
■ - she had come to her lord an unsought
weigh much more than an ulster. Fora
Bbride; she had gone to him as payment me this trick?” Lord Craven cried.
“Because I love thee.” said the other rainy day there ain't nothing like it. No
4 ■ of dishonor.
Usula: and Lady Craven felt turned to matter how hard it pours you’re dry as a
husk. Another advantage of being in a
I T he duke of Malvern was i\ gambler stone at the sounding of that voice that bottle when the weather is suitable is that
can go against the wind about as good
“Dear, dear heart! At last,” he said, as with
it—presents a smooth and rounding
not wanting that gave a darker name
surface, and you don’t get blown all over the
even to his excessive love of games of
as vou do with big flat boards.
chance; but the scandal never gained My joy I My life!”
“Oh a little is good enough for me till next
A smile of evil triumph spread over May,
ground. The fair Usula Mallet had
” said t ie voice at parting. “Come
been the bribe that silenced the only her face, as she nestled in his arms, around and call again during the winter. If
tongue that could have proclaimed her pushing him gently toward the dungeon I don’t recognize your knock, just sing out,
father’s crime. She knew when young steps. And suddenly it came like a and I shall know your voice.”
Lord Craven sought her hand in mar revelation to the true Usula. breaking
Monopoliat* and Monopoly.
riage that he came straight from a the spell that held her silent—that this
[R. J. Burdette.]
stormy interview with the duke, whom
A monopolist isn't necessarily a millionaire.
he had detected in the very act of try
He is simply the man who holds the whip
ward to tear the guilty thing from her handle. It is derived from two Latin words,
ing to toss a clogged dice.
mono and pole, meaning the man at the pole.
“Thou hast my father’s honor in thy
power,” she said, drawing her tall form clutched only empty air; for at that And the man with the pole, you know,
knocks the persimmons. He may knock a
up in all its regal dignity.
“My darling,” the lover pleaded, pressed to her husband’s heart, sobbing, million of them, or he may knock only two,
but while he is knocking you don’t get any.
"never shall aught of this sad matter told him of the peril he had escaped.
Hence, my son, a monopoly is a prosperous
“And 1 was so happy, thinking that
pass my lips. I do deplore me that I
combination of which we are not one.
spoke so hastily; but, Usula Mia, thy thou did st in very truth love me, sweet
This makes it very wicked, avaricious, and
father’s honor is safe with me.’u'fisp
“Then I will be thy wife, sir,” she
When we get into it it ceases to be a mo
answered, withdrawing herself hastily “so have I loved thee this many a long nopoly, and becomes a union, a brotherhood,
from his rapturous embrace; all the
a firm, an association or corporation. This
With his arms thrown lovingly change
of title also involves a great moral
fierce pride that was her bane, harden
and it becomes a mighty engine of
ing her heart against her lover’s tender,
a developer of our country’s re
pleading eyes; for she had a man’s
the passage, having come in sources, a factor in the national prosperity,
spirit, and would rather havo given the thronged
slanderer quittance with a few inches all haste, alarmed bv my lady’s pierc and all that sort of thing.
monopoly is a thing which it is hard to
of good steel between them, than have ing cry. He told them how, walking get A into.
in the plaisance yonder, a white hand
bought his silence with her love.
If you live to be 35 years old and haven’t
The marriage was hurried in most had beckoned to him; and how, en been able to get into any other monopoly by
the passage, he had met
unseemly fashion, for Hugh of Malvern tering
time, I would advise you to go to the
held converse with a ghost who
could not sleep soundly till I sula de and
North Pole and start an ice-cream saloon.
parted a bride from his roof; and then and who would have surely sealed his
The Latrat About Kitting Bull.
he breathed freely, knowing well that doom, but for the good Lady Usula's
[St. James’ Gazette.]
Craven, having quartered his arms,
You were quite right (a correspondent
would guard his secret with his life if bravery.
“Come hither, child,” said my ladv, says) in remarking on Monday that “for
to the blushing, trembling, tire wonderful stories we must read Le Figaro.”
But the fair Usula was a woman, turning
maid, "here is the collar I promised The story recapitulated in your note was cer
and a woman they say ¡sever to be won; thee
one more brave even than tainly a wonderful one; but it has been im
so it came to pass that the love she that ; I and
proved upon since. A redskin of high pjsi-
said should be thine.”
had denied her wooer went out to her
Usula unclasped the glittering dia tion ha<l, so it seems, been converted in his
husband, in all the unsullied strength monds from her slim white throat and childhood to Christianity; and he was brought
of a first and only passion; but she had fastened them round the girl's soft to England in order to lie educated at Eaton,
so taught her lover coldness that he
. “ where the birch was, and we believe still
never guessed the secret those dark eyes neck.
Some of the servants, using their is, in full swing.” This form of government
hid so ill, thinking that the flash that lit lanterns, found that the steps leading at the “Alma Mater” being distasteful to the
their well-like depth was aversion rather to the dungeon keep had mostly rotted young Indian, he lay in wait for the master
than affection; and when she shrank awav, so had my lord fallen down, he who had inflicted it upon him, got him to
the ground and scalped him. This incident,
from his caresses, he fancied it was would have perished to a surety.
the chronicler of Le Figaro ingeniously adds,
hatred instead of the shy diffidence that
Lying on the dungeon door was a “ created great sensation about forty years
comes with unacknowledged love.
” The young redskin, who had for a
Poor Usula, eating her heart away,
"We will give them Christian bu long time been lost sight of, has been identi
suffered sorely; and when her husband rial." said mv lady; "for they are no fied as no other than Sitting Bull, one of the
spent his time in manly sport and left doubt the bones of that poor youth the leading Indian chiefs in the United States.
her lonely, thinking she was best pleased wicked abbess murdered.”
Advice to Matthew Arnold.
so, my lady wept long and sore, tears
And from the hour the poor skeleton
[New York World.]
that she would have died rather than was buried, the siren of Norlake Abbey
Matthew Arnold does not promise to be a
he should witness; and this was why appeared no more.
success as a lecturer in this country. He
the snnlight could find no joy in her
mixes too much sweetness with his light. In
other words, his voice is too confidential for
There is a stir in the courtyard be
[ Chicago Inter Ocean.)
the people on the back seats, who have paid
low, a sound of music, and the tramp of
The nobility of Siam take no trouble their money and who want to hear the ends
many feet, and Usula knows that her to themseves, even in the matter of of the lofty sentences. We are accustomed
lord has returned; her heart beats bearing their insignia of rank. Their to hear public speakers howl in this country,
quickly as she sees him, light and grace position is defined by the badge which and our public halls are large and full of
ful, dismounting from his steed a an attendant slave bears on atrav. A draughts. Mr. Arnold should throw his chest
young man beautiful to effeminacy. tea kettle of gold or silver indicates out, his head back and let his voice ride the
Looking at him, none would guess that high graded stock, and the umbrella is blasts, otherwise our people may not all be
come acquainted with the great thoughts that
before them stood the deadliest rapier the badge of royalty itself.
rise in him.
in the court of good Queen Bess. It
was Marlborough who later on said
It is believed that the smallest pony
It doesn’t cost a great deal to subsist the
that the dandies made his best soldiers known is the pet of the Baroness Bur- Black
Flag soldiers of China. They eat their
—and no dandy could have been less dett-Coutts-Bartlett. The pony stands dead enemies, and all they want is a little
warrior-like than Robert Craven; short thirteen inches high, and is 5 years of salt
golden curls half shaded his delicate. age.
a DMW a L PjHiiAGUrs PICI ULE
peeled off his swallow-tail to mop the waxed
floor with him,revealing thereby the mortify
ing fact that his collar, shirt-front and cuffs
Some Interesting Recollections of the were hollow and detached shams, ami merely
pinned to the blue flannel shirt that long asso
Flush Times in Colorado.
ciation as a miner had made him loath to
part with. A bosom friend of this gentle
William Page, the artist who painted
the famous portrait of Admiral Farra How Mew-Ma<le Millionaires Cele man was a gaunt, raw-boned farmer’s boy,
who had wandered into the west and whom
gut in the rigging of the flagship, which
brated Tlieir Mood Fortune---
sudden riches had dragged out of the obscu
was subsequently purchased by a com
Anecdote« or thv Kings
rity of prospect hole, stuck a diamond in bis
mittee of citizens for $10,000 and pre
bosom and dropped down into the midst of
for a l>ay.
sented to the Grand Duke Alexis, said
the ultra aristocratic circles. He distin
to a reporter recently, at his home near
guished himself at his debut. A young lady
Richmond Valley, Staten island: “I
remarked to him that her sister had a pen
was much interested in reading the dis It is a scant wonder, though, when one chant for water color painting, and he
cussion, which arose some months ago,
•‘Why, kin they get one for that? My old
concerning the statement of a naval have toiled and delved nearly all their lives
officer that Admiral Farragut was not much as $100 at a time were suddenly masters man applied fur one fur a wound he got at
lashed or tied to the rigging while of $10,(MM) or $20,000, their greatest trouble Sbilo. but the pesky government wouldn’t
directing the movement of the fleet dur was to know what to buy first The luxury give it to him ’cause he’d lost his discharge
ing the engagement from his high posi of purchasing intoxicated them, and no won papers. ”
tion on the mast of the vessel. I can der they bought diamonds before dinners.
The Modern Coquette.
give the statements of the admiral him There is an old story—and it is likely a true
[Maud Howe in “A Newport Aquarelle.”]
self, and think they will settle the ques one—that one blustering winter night
The forms of coquetry are infinitely varied,
tion. I have often wanted to explain a miner who had just made a big and some of them are much more reprehensi
what Admiral Farragut said to me haul was standing on a street corner ble than others. The woman who undertakes
in Leadville, when a hollow-eyed woman, conquests simply for tbe glory of displaying
about this matter.
When he was sitting for the painting clutching a ragged shawl aliouther shiveriug at the wheels of her chariot the captive she
I was living at Eagleswood, N. J., and shoulders, drifted up and stopped irreso holds by the rosy bonds of love, is the com
lutely. There was famine in her eye and monest tyjM?. As her coquetry is of the most
he came regularly from New York for desperation
her rags. The miner was un jMitent kind, its wounds are rarely severe or
the sittings. When they began. I asked used to ladies in
’ soci-^v and felt embarrassed, lasting, and yet there is a certain vulgarity
him to describe his actual position dur but he felt also that she was in distress, and about this spirit of conquest which makes
ing the conflict. He then explained in the flush of his prosperity and bigness of this type of woman dangerous to both men
how he had first ascended the rigging his heart he wanted to do something for her. and women.
on one side of the vessel to give orders Finally he said:
A more subtle and disastrous influence is
to the men below. He found, however,
“ Wait here a minute, missus; I'll be right Wielded by the woman who is bent on the
scientific analysis of the various effects pro
that the smoke interfered with his view back.''
ami the officers on deck could not see
In a short time he returned, and pressing a ducts I by the tender passion on men of differ
his movements or motions distinctly. bundle into her hands, hurried away before ent character and nature. She has little
While he was in the rigging he noticed she could stammer out her tearful thanks. pigeou-holes marked with different charac
a piece of shell strike a few feet above The outcast opened the package eagerly. It teristic names, and into these she classifies
every new specimen. She is apt soon to dis
his head and cut away a portion of the contained a pair of silk stockings.
that the pigeon-holes may be very few,
main-top, beneath which he was stand Among the people I know around the camp cover
and that nearly all the men she meets will fit
ing, with his feet resting on the rope was a man named Ed Braden, who divided exactly into one or another of them. When
ladder. Glancing below, he noticed his time between reporting on a newspaper she has arrived at this conclusion she is satis
and prospecting, and who loved to tell what
that if he should be wounded good
and noble and sensible things he would fied ; two or tlu ee good specimens .of every
or killed, as he merely held on do should
he happen to strike it. When for sort having been coolly analyzed and properly
by his hands, he might roll down tune did smile on him one day, he launched pigeon-holed.
the shrouds overboard, and his body immediately upon several enterprises not con
Another class, perhaps the most dangerous
might not be recovered, owing to the templated in the original prospectus. Among one into which we are dividing coquettes, in
smoke and quick movements of the other vagaries he became enamored of a cludes those women who fancy themselves in
maneuvering fleet. As his son was on vivacious little soubrette who was playing at love with each fresh lover. They are emo
board, he desired to prevent such a re tho ojiera house, and arranged a unique and tional and sympathetic women, who, ln?ing
sult: so, that on finding the smoke so remarkable testimonial to her beauty ami incapable of strong feeling themselves, are
by the force of a passion which
thick as to intercept his view where he talents. At great expense he procured from borne along
them, and which they would gladly
was, he descended to the deck and Denver some twenty or thirty hot-house fascinates
reciprocate, in their often renewed disap
crossed to the opposite side. But on bouquets. The holders of these he had pointment at finding that the new lover can
his journey across the deck he found a weighted with a leaden spike—point down not make them forget themselves, they feel a
so when it was thrown upon the stage
piece of rope, which was precisely ward,
would stick ¡n the boards and stand erect. sense of injustice ami never dream that they
what he wanted, and took it aloft with it
His idea was to precipitate the whole number are not the injured ones.
him. tying the knot himself which fast at once when the soubrette made her appear-
ened him to the rigging. I procured ance, and, to use his own language, ‘ trans
Beecher and the Book Agent.
for him a piece of rope to use in the form the stage into a bower of roses.” To
[New York Cor. Chicago News.] *
posing for the painting, and the knot, this end he had a numlier of friends stationed
Henry Wal’d Beecher Spoke in his talk this
shown there, was the one made by him at different points in the audience, each bear evening of men blessed with wit, humor and
self. Probably any sailor will recognize ing a deadly bouquet.
imagination, who, when troubled, could take
it as a nautical knot, or one likely to be
The curtain rose, the actress tripped on, themselves out of these circumstances, like a
made by a seafaring man. When I when bang! tiang! bang! the flower-decked candle out of a candle-stick, and set them
went to untie it its formation puzzled missiles hurtled through the air. The poor selves down somewhere else to lie happy. A
me, and the admiral himself had to girl, who had read something of wild west man who had a proper sense of humor was
ern ways, thought it was a plot to kill her, like a wagon with springs—ho did not jolt.
Mr. Beecher knew how that was himself.
When ho was relating these details and fled to the cellar, from which she had to Such
a man was able to cast aside moody
to me he did so without any mannerisms lie subsequently dragged by main force, utter thoughts
and fears. A man who claimed to
piercing shrieks. Tho Braden party
other than candor and quiet modesty, ing
English clergyman camo to Mr.
were all somewhat inebriated and the more
giving the impression that he pos enthusiastic
house. Mrs. Beecher saw him,
fired their bouquets with such
sessed a brave and subdued tempera reckless aim that one of them hit the leader ami told Mr. Beecher that he was very in
ment. The admiral was rather short of the orchestra on tho bald head, and he sulting. When Mr. Beecher came home an
in stature, but was a very rare excep had to be held by two men while tho gore other time the man was there. He was a lit
tion to artists’ subjects, in that his was being mopped off and explanations tle man, and sat in the parlor purple in the
figure was of the exact classic or Greek made. All went a great ways toward face.
“I sent you a book,” he growled. “Did you
proportion called eight heads, meaning marring what might havo otherwise been a
that his head was precisely one-eighth pleasant occasion. This is a fair specimen of receive it!”
the length of the entire body. There tho pursuits in which Braden spent a very
“And you were not gentleman enough to
are two of those life-size portraits in decent fortune and succeeded in three brief
existence. One is in the court of St. months in getting back into scrub-journalism acknowledge the receipt of it I think your
is no lady.”
Petersburg, and the other is in the and prospecting again.
“Walk, ’’said Beecher.
A contemporaneous gentleman of fortune
possession of Mrs. J. W. Watson, of
“You,sir, turn me—”
this city, a daughter of Mr. Page, and was Capt. Connors, well known to all resi
“I took him by the neck,” said Mr. Beecher,
of the camp. He has often told mo the
whose husband is treasurer of the Cen dents
story of his first “stake.” He received $40,- “and rushed him out. I was not angry; I was
tral railroad of New Jersey.”
000 for his interest in some mineral property, burning up. When I got back in the room it
was so absurd that I lay right down on the
HOW TO PUT ON A POSTAGE and it was paid to him at the bank in four fliMiraml laughiHl. Suppose 1 had kept mad.
rectangular packages of bills of $10,000 each.
The captain hail kept his good fortune a se Imagination, wit, and humor help one to
from his wife and he hurried home to grace. I have been criticised because I made
A man can always learn something if cret
tell her. She was sitting down after a hard people laugh. If 1 made them cry I suppose
he will only look about him. I was at day’s work, and without a word he dropped it would be all right. The bible don’t
the postoffice department the other day the armful of greenbacks in her lap. It was say so.”
and I noticed an employe busy affixing a loyal and touching thing to do. For a mo
stamps to envelopes. Every time he ment she sat paralyzed with astonishment,
[New York World.]
moistened the right hand corner of the and then, hugging the mass up to her, she
This administration may not make much
envelope and then placed the stamp sobbed out:
“Oh, Tom, how dirty they arel Let me impression in a general way, but it will leave
upon it. I asked him if there was any
a record in history in one way, at least. This
advantage in wetting the envelope in put them in a tub and wash them.”
“Do it if you want to, dear,” he replied, is the peculiar style of hats worn, of such
stead of the stamp, and he said: “You
notice that I moisten the envelope first; with a tenderness that it would I m ? well for original shapes as if some principle were in
well, T do that because it is the right other rich men of Colorado to emulate, “but volved in this eccentricity. Th»' president, in
the first place, has a hat mad»? on a block of
way. There is a right way and a wrong you will never wash anything else again.”
One of these kings for a day, I can’t recall his own fashioning. The crown is aliout four
way to everything, and consequently
inches higher than the prevailing styles iu
there is right and wrong way to put on his name, but a subsequent trial in the crim silk hats, while the brim is fiat ami very
postage stamps. ’ It is impossible to inal court of Leadville in 1HK1, created quite wide. He has a white cassimere felt made
sensation, made a lucky strike that netted
moisten a stamp with the tongue unless a him
$30,(KM) in cash. He at once wrote to his on this block for summer wear and a silk one
a small proportion of the gum adheres wife of his good fortune, and intended to for winter wear. The president is so tall
to it. Now this gum is by no means in leave for his home the following day. That that his hat elongates him in a most dis
jurious, but then the department does evening he was taken in tow by a couple of tressing way. He loves an old hat. He is
not advertise it as a health food; so the these couriers of crime, and in less than two still wearing his old summer hat, although
only wav left is the right way, and that hours was gambled out of every dollar. He its ghostly whiteness these cold fall days
is to moisten the envelope first.” After made a complaint to the police, and the gives one a chill. He and Fred Douglass ar»?
listening to this brief statement I felt larger portion of the money was recovered, the last men in Washington who ere base
to still wear a white hat.
as though I had emerged from the deep but too late, for, hopeless and distracted, he enough
Even Brewster has given up the pirati»*al
shade of ignorance to the glorious sun had locked himself in his room and committed yellow
hat and its mourning band with
light of knowledge.
It was by no means the rough and illiterate which he entertained the people at the east
places this summer. Folgerhas
who succeeded in making tbe most glaring
Evansville (Ind.) Argus.
idiots of themselves under the stimulus of worn a little straw hat all summer, and occa
“And can nothing cause you to 6udden fortune, but a degree of prior culture sionally wears it yet, varying it with an ohi
change your mind, Mildred?”
seemed to have the effect of adding a sort of s«»ft black hat ten years old, or a hard Derby
of the style of the last century. Freling-
“Nothing. My will is like iron. But weird and eccentric variety to their freaks. hat
huysen, great in his deportment, w«?ars a
yesterday I was a timid, trusting girl, A miner named Luke Fuller, a graduate of black silk the y»?ar through. He keeps up to
whose every heart-beat was for you; Bowdoin and a man of really brilliant mind within three years of th»? style. Lincoln
to-day I am a woman, and the trusting and wide information, one afternoon, en wears new and fashionable hats. Chandler
heart of yesterday has turned to ice. tirely unanticipated by himself, consummated wears hats that no resjMjetable junk-dealer
that placed in his hands over $10,000. would buy. Gresham wears a silk hat with
Go!” and she stately pointed to the gar a It sale
was to be supposed that three or four years nap
carefully brushed ranger fashion—ail
of grinding poverty had given him an appre the wrong way—while Teller smashes a soft,
“Oh, Mildred, my lost darling,” cried ciation of the value of money, and he had
Heneage. starting to his feet with a dull never been known to drink or dissifiate in seedy black hat down over his sharp hawk’s
moan, “do you realize what this will any form. To the surprise of everybody he face.
drive me to?”
went on a monumental spree which he wound
Darwin on ThelMni nnd Evolution.
But Mildred only muttered “go” and up by taking four or five boon comfianions
(Pali Mall Gazette.]
sternly pointed to the garden gate.
on a sort of triumphal tour into the east.
Th»? following letter from Charles Darwin
Then up rose Heneage. In place of The party stranded in Chicago and the next ap|M?ars
in a work just issu<?»l :
the supplicating look of entreaty there time 1 saw Fuller he was in Saul’s saloon de
“D own , B eckenham , K ent .
was on his face the stony glare of de stroying a free lunch and furtively watching
“D ear S ir : It seems to me alisurd to
doubt that a man I m ? an anient theist ami an
spair. Clinching his hands he gave the liar-tender.
Another man of his stamp, known by a evolutionist. You are right atiout Kinsley.
her one look and rushed wildly through
good many in this city, too. awoke one day Asa Gray, the eminent botanist, is another
find himself tolerably affluent, and in the <’;iM‘ m i/'-iiit. What my own views may I*»
But see. Only a few’ steps and there
is a question of n»> consequence to any one
is a start, a shriek of mental agony; midst of an unusually fantastic celebration, but myself. But, as you ask, I may state
the strong arms are lifted a moment sisted that for the purpose of observation that my judgment often fluctuates. More
whether a man <l»*ervHs to I m ? called a
wildly in the air, and the body of the gla>w sides of a hears»? were peculiarly over,
theist depends on the definition of the term,
Heneage Sturtevant with a thud falls adapted and two were hired. In these the re which is much too larg»* a subject for a note.
back lifeless upon the sward.
velers esronced themselves and played poker In my most extreme fluct»iations I have never
The clothes-line had caught him just on the bottom while the paralyzed popuia»*»? lM*en an atheist in the sense of denying the
existence of a God. I think that generally
half an inch under his chin.
ian»l more an<l more as I grow older), but not
always, an agnoetic would be the more cor-
THE DEADLY MOSQUITO.
rect description of my state of mind. Dear
C has . D arwin .”
More sins are heaped upon the mos traordinary off the burlesque stage than the sir, yours i Jthfully,
they used to give. Big, hulking fel
quitoes. Prof. A. F. A. King declares in soirees
who didn’t know a quadrille from a
the last Popular Science that they lows,
quadroon, would amble around the hall in
originate and disseminate malarial dis drees coats marie in Denver, and their fingers,
Longfellow said: “In this world a man
ease, and incidentally quotes an appar unused to gloves, sticking out, separate from must I m ? either a nail or a hammer.” The
ently competent authority, who says each other, like radiating rays from a central poet »lid not think of bellows when he wrote
that insects whose bites are poisonous sun of white kid. Many of them were, in tliat sentiment
are more or less responsible for human deed, whited sepulchers, and would not stand
suffering in the shape of ague, yellow too close analysis, even into their raiment.
Ilried apple* are used in Kentucky for
fever, etc. Think of that! Threats of On one occasion, while in the midst of a set making apple-jack, but tbe leverage must be
poison in every buzz, and pestilence of the "Frairie Queen,” a gentleman became stored in stone jags or ghun bottles, as it will
enraged at his “opposite,” and incautiously •at out of a wooilen barrel.
in every sting.
THE ARTIST Wild PAINTED THE FAMOl’8
PICTURE ENDS A DI8CU88IUM WITH A
STATEMENT OF FACT.