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TI1E QI11L ZOE.
Tlieio Htatiiln lo-iluy, ns tlipru ,ns
stood for lifly ytius nnd inoic, a htind-somi-,
doiible-fronlud mnimtnu, solid
nnd upaoioii'', on it toutliwosl coiner of
Wnlmit Hticet, not for cuhL ot lirn.nl.
Its woll-pii'scrved yablo fnuw tho crocs
stict't, and hlgli up beni'iith Uiu slope
of tlio roof tlieiu tisud to bo n eurioiu,
fati-liapuil easL'inent, whoso frnino
could be turned inward and hooked up
against the low nttio ceiling when the
small chnmbt r needed liht or vcntiln
tion. Thin odd window disappeared
years nyo and with it the memory of n
lalo that hull; thereby. A modem
French roof lias displaced tho table,
and in its recesses has vanished the
little attic room around which hovered
a vaguu romance known to a past gen
eration. The honso itself now a lirst
class boarding establishment can lay
no claim to tho mystery that settles
like dust nroiiuu a deserted mansion.
Uuy feet, permanent or transient,
luirrv through the hills nnd echo in
the apartments once exclusively the
abode ol a proud and wealthy lamilv.
Chambermaids sing as they beat up
tlie beds m what were chambers of
state, while waiters polish the pirlor
mirrors to a whistled tunc or lnulato
artistic dreams in the shapes of damp
ish napkins in the soup-flavored dining
rooms. Thero is nothing except the
old-time and elaborate cornices to re
call the original dwellers within those
walls, when they formed the home of a
merchant prince of the old school, and
even they havo lost their proportions,
since the looms have been partitioned
to make tho most of the space in their
present sordid plan.
Yet this was onco the handsome and
oven stately abode of a much respect'
ed family, whoso lofty namo need not
bo written here. They were ot lMig
lish stock and in old colonial times had
left tilted kindred behind thtm in tho
dear old mother country. Loyal to
their adopted land during its strugglo
for independence, peaco brought back
to them tho right to indulge in family
ties and the friendship of consangiiiii.
It was ever after a family custom to
send the heir (they were not a prolific
raco and the only son generally hiher
ited his father's undivided wealth) over
the seas to make ''tho tour,'' in com
pany with his lordly cousins and thus
acquire the courtly grace and stately
manners which were tlio distinguishing
traits of theso fortune gentlemen.
This journey invariably succeeded the
son's collegiato course and was follow
ed on his return by a gradual induc
tion into tho business life and a iinal
assumption of its cares and duties, to
gether with his marriage to some
suitably distinguished lady, litted to
share and bear tho honors of his lofty
As it was somewhat difficult to se
cure a wife equal to so high a destiny,
it had bccoiuo a family custom for the
lady-mother to assist her son in his
search, in the case ot tho handsome
young collegian expected home from
his completed studies, more than fifty
years ngo, fato had been smilingly
busy. The guardian of a Southern
heiress a distant cousin, whose
charming picture tho young gentleman
had onco seen and admired, and who
ho had met years before had written
to beg that his lovely ward might bo
received by the Walnut street family
during his own temporary absence in
luiropo. A delighted assent to tho
plan followed by arrangements for her
reception, all preceded the coming of
tho heir, and the mother and her pet
attendant had been so busy, tho maid
exercising her rare taste in decorating
the guest's apartment the lady look
ing on, and commenting on the effect
that the latter was scarce dressed in
time to receive the young favorite of
fortune concerning whom tho parents
had both tacitly concluded to feel fa
vorably on their son's account.
Zoo (that was tho pretty namo of tho
favorite maid who had done so much
towards the embellishment of tho
young visitor's rooms) was indefatiga
ble in her mistress liehall, and com.
ploting her toilet wliilo sho rested be
fore her mirror succeeded in making
tho still lmndsomo matron look so well
as to elicit a compliment, from her gra
cious lord, to tho delight of the grate
ful girl, a fnendless orphan rescued
from want and maybo temptation by
tho stately benofaetress to whom she
was devoted in return.
Zne was full of eager inteiest in the
anticipativo bride of the handsome
young gentleman whoso portrait graced
us mother s boudoir and about whom
that ladv had even condescended from
ier high estate to speak to her wait
ing-maid on raio occasions.
lie was dark in complexion, with a
rich glow on Ms cheek ; ho hail bril-
inul ' lack eyes and hair, nnd a line
manly form, on which the susceptible
servant loved to ga.u in secret. Zoo
thought his bride should be fair, with
golden hair and n beautiful white skin.
Oddly ennugh those weio tho charac
teristics of her own maiked beauty. It,
did not so much matter about the eyes,
she concluded Hers weio singularly
beautiful and of that color that seems
to cluingo with emotion. Sometimes
they were a daik, bluish-gray; again
they looked brown, and once, when
she became angry at the waiter for a
fellow-servant's jocose familiarity, they
flashed until they looked quite black.
Standing on the upper landing sho
peeped over tho balustrade to get the
lirst glimpse at Miss Adele's fur-wrapped
figure, when tho sound of carrigo
wheels had told of her coming. Sho
was tho first to spo the Southern beauty
and, though sho murmured to herself
"What a pity I She's a briinetto !'' she
did not feel at nil saddened by the dis
covery. Thero was great satisfaction in the
Walnut Btreet mansion that evening.
Adele, as she was called, pleased the
father nnd mother even moro than nt
their llrst meeting years ago. She, in
her turn, minuted tho sou's portrait,
said ho had wondct fully Improved and
was delighted to learn ho was expected
soon. If a certain ariogauco nnd wil
fulness marked her manner at times
attributed it to her position its a great
heiress ami granddaughter of an Eng
lish enrl, who had never known any
ooutiol save her own fancy and had
been accustomed to llittery mid servilo
attention all )ior life. No wonder that
sho was n little imperious, was their
conclusion, nud no one di'sontcd from
It but Zoe. Hers was a silent ami un
important opinion, however, and so no
body thought of it.
Even heireeses of noblo blood nro
subject to tho disappointments and lib
conveniences of destiny. Adele had
had to acknowledge this vexatious
truth, when her maid a trained fem
mo de cliambre nnd a French woman
fell ill nnd perversely died, just ns they
were about to start for Philadelphia.
Her placo win temporarily supplied for
tho journey, but until alio could find a
maid in the city sho should bo quite
in despair, as she had confided to her
hostess the night sho arrived.
Tho lady of tho mnnsion nt once
conquered tho dilemma by transfer
i jng poor Zoc's services Co her cap
tious nnd exacting guest, and, for tho
lirst time since she had been received
under tlio protection of the Walnut
street lndy, the poor young orphan
found cause for complaint.
They wcro very nearly one age,
these young people, but there similar
ity ceased. Tho Southern girl was
Ljealous, passionate, unjust and capri
cious. Tho immense gulf between
their social estate, the totally different'
order ol their beauty, seemed natural
barriers to petty envy or personal
pique on tho young ladies' part. It
did not prove ko. Adele was proud
enough, but of dignity sho knew noth
ing. Zoe possessed artistic skill in de
vising slyles suited to her own fair
face, nnd would appear daily with
homo new and becoming fancy in tho
dressing of her hair. With cool inso
lcnco Adeiu would order its disarrange
ment nt oneo and the reproduction of
the tabooed style in her pretty locks.
When Z'n obeyed in gloomy silence
the young tyrant was nearly always
disappointed" in tho eHect and sure to
visit, the chagrin on the pretty blonde.
No wonder the latter was an utter
skeptic as to tho charms of the heiress,
whoso caprice tendered her wretched.
No matter what her thoughts, how
ever, gratitude to her benefactress
sealed her lips. Sho bore, what she
hoped might be a passing trial, in si
Hut tears and pallor only increased
Zoo's beauty, and one night (the fam
ily had just rolled away in their car
riage to some lino party in Adele's
honor, the toilette for which wm so
grand as to cost the poor maid many a
stilled heart-pang ero it was pronoun
ced perfect), she stood in the grand li
brary, a discarded wrap of crimson
satin and white down thrown upon her
arm ami her eyes by chanco upon tho
What saw sho thero ?
A faco so fair and winsome that her
sweet reflection smiled upon her and
a warm heart-thrill of pleasure al
most consoled her for all sho had
AVas Zoo so vain ? Ah, who can
say how great the temptation is for a
poor girl to prize the beauty that is
her only dower !
That was long, long ngo, and it
would puzzle anyone' to trac5 in the
dull walls of the upper end of tho
present bare dining room in this Wal
nut street bouse any likeness to that
grandly lnrnished, richly decorated
apartment ; yet it has happened, so it
is whispered, that moro than ono be
lated boarder, groping his unlighted
way toward the ice-pitcher, that stands
where she onco stood, feois something
like a chill blast strike him, and sud
denly a nebulous vision of a girl with
shining hair and darkly wistful eyes,
holding some richly colored drapery on
her arm, glides by and is gone oven
before he fully feels her presence.
The mirrors of half a century since
were either rarer or finer than those in
use to-dav. Zoo's image, as shown in
the fine French plate, so pleased her
eyes as to absorb her other faculties,
'lho stopping of carriago wheels, a
ling on tho bell and footsteps close be
side her wero all unheard till a deep
rich voice cried joyfully, "Adele, my
charming cousin," what a marvel of
beauty you'vo grown to be,'' nud tho
arms of nn admiring stranger wero
thrown around her with brotherly free
dom. "Oh, sir j you are mistaken,''
Zoe mm mured, as with blushing
cheeks and downcast eyes sho slipped
through his clasp ; "tho ladies aro ab
sent and I am only a poor dressing
Some persons placo great valuo on
their first impressions. Evidently the
son and heir was one of those. lie
never changed his opinion of Zoe's
grace and beauty from that night
when ho came unannounced for tho
purpose of enjoying a fnmily surprise
(unless, indeed, it increased as ho
watched her from day to day and s.iw
how unsuspectingly she yielded to tho
spell of his skillfully displayed fasci
nations). The old story of the charmed bird
was revived in this weak girl's strug-
gles against a power her frightened
conscience vainly bade her fly from.
nut sho was friendless, homeless,
without aid or shelter if she left tho
nlaco where overy wile of her own
blind lovo and tho collegian's admiring
eyes and tonder voice wero holding her
bound like an enchantment.
A devotion thnt usurps the placo of
reason had seized upon her. The son
nud heir had already told her of his
lovo and sho behoved him.
Sho listened when ho reminded her
of tho effect produced on him by her
beauty. IIo hnd thought her a lady
of bh'th nnd fortune. It was the blind
blunder of Fatu that she was born in
seclusion and poverty nnd it was his
privilege to correct tho gross error and
place her where Nature had. meant her
Not in a moment, nor without some
strategy, for thero wero absurd prej
udices to overcome, difficulties to sur
mount, obstacles to conquer and recon
He had n plausible tongue, this
handsome collegian, and when ho ex
plained his plan for private marriage,
a year spent with him in study and
polish on the continent, during which
his cousin Adelo would bo no doubt,
happily mnriied to somebody else, nnd
jiictured his parents reconciled and re
joicing in his happiness, Zoe's heart
overflowed with tremulous joy and sho
clung to him In n flutter of hope nnd
Tho jealous Southerner meantime,
utterly ignorant of all these devices,
smiled ooquctishly on tho lover mid
tho proud parents wcro prouder than
over. It was nil right i they had so-
cured wealth, family and betiuty for
their favored boy, who seemed to com
placently accept thoau triple blessings
and to bestow on his future fiance all
the courlcey and attention the position
Two months wero thus snout in
wooing ; then enrly in tho siiritigtimo
tho sou would set sail to join Ills lordly
cousins lu the Uontinentnl tour, lrom
which he would return in autumn nud
claim his Southern bride. Zoo heard
this plan whispered between Adulo
and her luturo mother-in-law and with
secret joy counted on the overthrow of
one who treated her with daily in
creasing severity or insolent scorn.
Adelo s love had not softened her loin
per j on the contrary, it doubled her
She may have detected her cousin's
admiring eyes ns they rested covertly
on her pretty maid, or it may havo
been tin girl's exasperating benuty,
but tho lyi'iinnioil orders and changes
nnd cunning d -vioi's to rxhaut Zoo's
strength and puienee would h.ive suc
ceeded wero it not lor the orphan s
sustaining love and hope. The trial
would soon be yver s in a fi'W days tho
handsome heir would salt and she with
him as his wife. All their plans wens
pr iperly arranged. lie would start a
d'ty in iilvmue nnd In- pivpaicd to
meet her in Nuv link with a clergy
man when she secretly followed him.
Tho ussurnncosho had nceived that
thi heartless plan to burden his fu
turn with a loveless, uncongenial wife
was totally without his sanction ren
tiered Zoo pitiless to her tormentor.
Her firm belief in a future triumph
over the narrow distinctions of social
life quieted her conscience towards his
parent!, nnd lor him sho hnd only tin
bounded faith and immeasurable love.
Still she hoped nnd even hinted that
lie would give the heiress cousin nt tlio
last to understand thnt his heart was
irrevocably fixed on another cruel and
relentless as sho was and hard ns she
had mado those months of servitude.
Zoe pitied her now that tho end was
Her small parcel made up icady
when the time came. Zoo stood in her
little attic chamber on tho morning of
the last day. Her lover had charged
het to remain thero during his family
leave-taking nnd thus avoid suspicion,
ana sho had promised. Only ono day
of separation and then those two
hould bo united, never to pait. Sho
had received his instructions how to
leave the city, whero to meet him, etc.,
and now looked through the fan
shaped window that she had opened
wido down upon tho waiting carriage
A wild yearning to hear his voice,
to be near him, though unseen, over
came her, she forgot her plcdgo to
stay away nud stole softly downward.
They wcro in the library, tho door was
open and lrom tho spot, where she had
crouched on tho staircase sho could
not only hear, but see tho group as
thev gathered round the table.
Tlio father was speaking. It was
in refeionce to a legal paper that lay
before them, ono which Adeiu had a't
tho last moment produced for her
cousin's signature, and to which that
young gentleman seemed to havo ro
ferred with a spirit, of wounded pride.
The parents wero both concillintory ;
Ins father begged him to remember
that it was merely a written agreement
in tlio spirit of his own voluntary
promise. I lis mother subjoined that,
it was perfectly n-itural that Adele,
who gave s.i mucb, should desire snmo
palpable pro if of his d.-votion somo
actual mi'ininito of an affection to bo
tried by a long absence.
"And have I not given her my sol
emn word my oath tint sho' and
site only reigns in my heart.'1 protested
th" son, wiih tiolilo warmth, "It
sunns like doubling a passion I have
so often sworn to a love so unspeak
able and changeless that but I will
sign it with nil my heart, Adele ; only
do mil doubt me ; it scums to tar my
A strange sound.liko somo ono strang
ling for air, was heard for an instant,
but Adele, in speaking, closed the
partly open door and it was lost.
Shu merely meant to defend her pre
caution. "It was tier terror of tho ef
fect of separation," sho said, "but it
was all gone now," and so they pnited
fondly nnd hopefully and father and
sun entered the carriage. As the
coachman started the horses a wild cry
was heard high up in tho air, nnd just
as they cleared tho cross street there
came Hying through thnt little gnble
window a straight and slender form,
like an arrow from a bow, nnd with a
dreadful sough it fell upon tho sido-
wane ami never onco moved afterwards.
As tho carrigo iolted over the cobbles
thu elder man saw it ; his companion
was fastening tho window at his sido
and thus missed the dreadful sight.
Tho father did not alludo to tho oo-
ciirrence, which was tho causo of tho
young gentleman's taking some useless
trouble on tho following day, for ho
and a merry young college friend, got
ten up in clerical black, waited nenrly
two hours at tho boat landing for Zoo
to appear, when at that very moment
sho was lying in tho dead houso of tho
hospital, whither slio was carried, after
a vain attempt on the part of tho
crowd that gathered around tho body,
to elicit a respouso from tho suddenly
closed up Walnut street niausion.
i'wo facts wero much commented on
at the time by tho excited populace,
who iook nu interest in tho body or
the "dreadful creature," as Adelo call
ed her when assuring her future mam-
mn-in-law "that sho always hnd crazy
eyes." First, tho hardness of heart on
tho part of "tho quality," who only
threw out an old sheet to cover tho
quiet form that hnd taken such n des
perato flight, and second, that wild as
sho must havo been, tho poor tiling
had somo sort of wit nbout her, sinco
sho had not only bound a cord around
her lower skirts, but tied n smnll cush
ion neross her face.
Who knows but it might havo been
a touch of sarcasm in her to preserve
the beauty that had cost her so dearly'
At nil events sho did save it, as 1 havo
heard from the lips of those who
looked on her lifly three years sgo,
never, never to forget that fair, sweet
Tho only vegetahlo lifo on tho reput
ed slto of tho Garden of Eden, nt tho
junction of tho Tigris and Euphrates, is
u clump of date trees near u very small
nnd flirty village called Gurna, where
the Turks maintain a garrison and n
telegraph office. Tho Inhabitants point
out to btiangers the tree of knowledge
a moft sickly specimen, bearing a
small giecn berry which would cause
even a goat to turn avtay in disgiiit.
Useful and Fancy Work.
A smnll table to stand in a bay win
dow can bo stylishly covered in this
way ! Get a square piece of gray or
drab shou kid, nn inch or two smaller
than the table top. Draw n scallop on
tho edge and an open scroll pattern,
something like those used for bracket
saw designs, nil over tbo square, but-ton-holo
thu edge nud chain-stitch tho
inner pattern. Cut out the scallops
and tho kid between the chain-stitched
linos. Tho top of tho stntid may be
covered with sateen or velveteen, nnd
the kid square tacked over it. Instead
of putting fringe mound tho edge, a
lambrequin may bo made of nnrrow
panels of velveteen with a tnsset upon
the point of each and a kid lenf, rosette
or smnll, open-work square set upon
every pauel. Such n tnblo demands n
high price, being something of a nov
elty, but a little stand with pine top
nnd ebouized legs can be bought for
suvo'ity-fivo cents and covered nt home.
It may be made to cost less, if, in
stead of kid, tho embroidered square
is made of firm, new gray linen.
Viry pretty di-np-i-ics for cottage
windows can be made of plain pink or
blue cotton sateen with a cioss band of
flowered sateen near the top and b it
toin. ' White muslin ir cheese-cloth
curtains nro pretty for bed oo'ns, with
a lace edging on tho front, or a plain
hem with crossbands of plain sateen.
An alcove or bay window can becheap
ly and artistically dressed by cnirying
n length of plain Turkey-red called
over the top casement, festooning it
slightly in two places, and allowing it
to hang to tho tloor on each side To
toe iiisujo seivago oi tno cauco attach
a long breadth of cheese cloth, which
may bo supported nt the top by a Ua.
rod run thiough tho hem. The effect
is somethingliko tho white lace curtains
with long side lambrequins of dark
silk, that wero once fashionable in Euro
A delicate-looking bedspread for
summer use can bo made of pink or
blue silesia or cambric, used as a lining
for white mosquito lace not thu
square-ineshed, but the finer kind which
resembles Brussels net. Any of tho
pretty cotton laco edgings will make a
suitable border for such a quilt, and n
fiat bow of satin ribbon tho color of
tho lining on one or both outsido cor
ners will bo n handsumo addition. Tho
samo kind of mosquito lace in rose col
or makes a pretty quilt with an inter
lining of white sheet wadding, sepa
rated so that it adds very little to the
weight. Tho laco should bo double,
with the cotton between, and it is tack
ed in squares with a cross-9titch of pink
crochot cotton, and a row of double
crochet, with an edge of small scallops,
is worked all around the quilt after
the raw edges aro turned in and run
Hating aprons for children can be
made from the corners of old linen
sheets, which wijl often be in good
condition when the centers aro entirely
worn out. Out the linen in a long.
straight piece, rather narrow, or it will
not het well over lho shoulders, and
cut out a circulnr piece for tho neck.
Work a row ot double leather-stitch
around tho neck and at the sides.
Above the wide hem on the bottom,
work in black or red washing silk some
appropriate motto, like, "I must not
wasto my lood, "I must not eat too
fast," or "Hon Appetit" (good appe
tite). Tho lettering can be drawn with
x pencil and worked m simple outlinu
In making pillow-cases when thu
linen is not tho exact width, there is
often a long piece which is not always
immediately servicablu. If the strip is
seven or eight inches wido it is adap
table for table use in tho form of hula
square fruit napkins. Fringe tlio
edges by ravelling an inch all around
and sew in strands of coarse red mark
ing cotton at intervals; turn one corner
over, and buttonhole it down with ted.
On thu turned down piece work a tinv
figure, or an initial.
A pretty catch-all can be made of
thu coarse, wido hats that wcro sold
last summer for ten cents each, and
used by ladies for bathing hats. Put
a ruche or box-plaited ribbon or silk
around the edgo inside, and another
just insido tho crown. Nail to the wall
by ono sido of the brim, and tin u the
other upon tho crown and flatten it
down till it is like an oval basket. So
a bunch of roses or a bow of ribbon
where tho brim is turned down. If
not used for n catch-all. tho crown can
be filled with ferns or leaves, and will
bo a pretty decoration in either case.
The Value of Cashiers.
An Ohio merchant who kept threo
clerks, each ono of whom made his own
chango nnd had frco access to tho
mnney-drawers, was tho other day
asked by a commercial traveler why ho
did not keep a cashier to receive all
"Uost too much,' was tho reply.
"Hut aro your clerks honeBtl"
"Havo you any objection to my try.
iug them t"
"Certainly not ; go ahead in auv
way you wish."
Alio traveller went away, but in
about threo hours ho returned and said
in a loud voico so that all inicrht
"Vhen I was hero this forenoon I
paid you a bogus quarter by mistake.
in caso you hnd it m counting uu
to-night, lay it aside and I'll redeem
Then the traveler, accompanied bv
tho merchant, took a position where
the back door and tho alloy could be
kept in view, nnd in less than ten min
utes oiilcamo the head clerk and omo-
tied a handful of silver on tho head ot
a barrel and pawed it over. The bogus
quarter was not thero. Ho returned to
the store nnd out came the second clerk
Mid went through the samo programme.
Ho was followed by tho third, and
after ho disappeared tho merchant
calmly observed :
"I've been waiting 18 years fortrado
to pick up, and I rather think I'll try
the cashier system.
Jinny people tnko no care of their
money until they como very near o
tho end of it, and others do tlio same
with their time.
Ono hundred milts in seven horns
aud clevou minutes, the fastest bicycle
time jtt made, is tho record of
Mr. Oeorge smith, of I.ondou.
Inaugural Ball Grandeur.
to nr. tup. (ini:ATi:sT kvknt op its kind
TIIK COPNTUV HAS KVKfl HKRK.
The accommodations of tho new
pension olliue, whore the inaugural ball
is to bo held, givo promise that It will
bo the most magnificent ball over held
in America, and possibly in tho world.
Tlio area is about three hundred ami
sixteen by ono hundred and sixteen
feet. Around lho sides and ends run
galleries, which will be utilized by
spectators, in themselves capable of af
fording from 8,000 to 10,000 persons a
good viuw of tho dancers nnd promo
tiaders on the floor below, where ns
many inore inny bo nrcommodnted,
while there is still room for thousands
more in the spneo under lho first gal
lery, and in the scores of looms which
open from tho galleries.
At short intervals supporting the
galleiies, are pillars, 144 in number,
the first tier being of term eottn, and
tho second of Iron. Those with the
graceful arches of brickwork stretched
from one to tho other, and the ballus
trades extending far around tho whole,
nre. expected to givo n splendid oppor
tunity for tho display of the decora
Tho attractive features of tliisinter
ior architecture are thu massive round
pillars of brick, about eight feet high,
which nre intended to support tho iron
nnd glass roof of tho finished court. At
a third ol tho distance from each end
of tho length of the room nre four of
these great pillars, above which the
ciuvas canopy will bo stretched by sai
lors over thu entire area.
All of these pillars will be wrapped
with bunting from lop to bottom.
Flags, banners nnd festoons will bo
swung stretched nnd draped every
where. Portraits of the presidents
and statesmen will he placed at iuter
vnls along the front of the ballustrades.
Tho portralts of tho president and vice
president-elect will be swung in the
center, between the great pillars, that
they may be seen from all pa.ils of tho
room. Electric lamps, with many col
ored globes, will ntako the whole im
mense space brighter than day.
The band which will furnish tho mu
sio for the dancers will be stationed iu
the centre space, and bands for tho
promenaders will probably piny nlter
natcly from each end. The heating
arrangements will soon bo completed,
and will bo thoroughly tested before
the ball. Tho many rooms opening
from tho lower floor and from tho gal
leries will bo used as dressing and din
Look on This Picture.
Such 'ncidents havo been tho turn
ing point iu the fortunes of more than
one family. "You must excuse me,
gentlemen, for I cannot drink nny
thing," said a man who was known to
tho entire town as a drunkard.
"That is tho first time you ever re
fused a drink," said an .acquaintance.
"Tho other day you wcro hustling
around after a cocktail, and, iu fact,
yoij even nsked mo to set 'em up."
"That's very true, but I'm n very
different man now."
"Preachers had a hold of you t"
"No, sir ; no one has said anything
"Well, what has caused the
"I'll tell you. After leaving jou the
other day 1 kept on hustling after n
cocktail ns you term it, until I met a
party of friends. When I left them I
was nbout half drunk. To a man of
temperament a half drunk is a misera
ble condition, for tho desiro for moro
is so strong that ho forgets his self
respect in his efforts to get moro drink.
I remembered that there was a half a
pint of whiskey at home which had
been purchased for medicinal purpo
"Just before reaching tho irate I
heard voices in tho garden and, look
ing over tho fence, I saw my little son
and daughter playing.
Ao, you bo ma, said tho boy and
I'll bo pa. Now, you sit here and I'll
como iu drunk. Wait, now, till I fill
"Uu took a bottle, ran awav and
filled it water. Prottv soon he inhim-
i'd nnd, entering tlio playhouse, nodded
idiotically at the girl and sat down
without saying anything, The girl
looked up from her work aud said ;
"James, why will you do this way t'
"Whizzer way,' ho replied.
"Who's drunk 7'
"You nre, nn' you promised when
tho baby died that you wouldn't drink
any more. Tho children are almost
ragged an' we havsn't anything to eat
hardly, but you still throw your money
away. Don't you know you are break
ing my heart ?'
"1 hurried away, tho acting was too
lifo like. I could think of untliine
during tho day but thoso little chil
dren playing in the garden. Arkan
Looking into the Future.
'Yes,' said the father, strok'nii? his
son's head fondly. 'James is a bright,
intelligent boy, and some day I hope
to seo him occupying an exalted posi
tion in politics.'
'IIo is certainly n fine lad,' acquiesc
ed tho visitor. 'What do you expect
to do, Janus, when jou grow to bo n
'Well,' answered '.ho boy, 1 hardly
know. My ambition now is to be hon
est and truthful aiul manly, nnd treat
people squarely aud fairly, and study
hard aud bo respected by everybody".'
'Well said, my boy, well said.' Then
the visitor added iu nn underlouo to tho
old gentleman ;
'What do you think now of James
occupying an exalted position in poli
tics Borne dav!'
Well, I think,' whispered the father
rather crestfallen, 'that if ho carries out
his present intentions ho is likely to
A Swiss naturalist maintains that
there is only coloring substance in
plants and tho various colois ol flowers
ure only duo to the modifloatin ns m-n.
ilueod in this subsinnco bv the acids or
alkalies contained in the plants.
A pretty wrap is ono mado of blue
aim silver brocade, lined with cream-
white satin, and trimmed on its edg
with a rich pesseiuenterie fringe
pearls and crystals intermixed with i
cades of cream-white lace.
Et!;ncUo la Srl&Hng.
Tho custom of touching glasses pri
or to drinking healths Is common in
England and other countries, and es
pecially in Germany. It is curious to
trace how this custom has prevailed,
nnd still exists even nmong savago
tribes. To drink out of the same cup
aud eat off the same plato was ono ot
tho ways in which tho ancients cele
brated n marriage, nnd tho wedding
fenst continues to bo not tho least im
portant of tho marriages of tho present
day. Tho Indians of Ilrazil retain a
custom of drinking together a little
brandy, ns a sign that tho marriago
is concluded. In China smilar cus
toms aro met with.
In tho mediawal banquets of Ger
many It was tho custom to pass a "lov
ing cup" from hand to hand, but this
gradually necessitated that the cup
should be of enormous size, and thus
smaller cups or glasses were adopted,
and tho old custom was conformed to
by tho drinkers touching their glasses
before drinking. Tho ceremony at
tending tho passing and drinking out
of tho "loving cup," as practiced at
our great city festivals, and at somo of
our college halls, is said to havo arisen
from tlie assassination of King Ed
It was then tho custom of tho Anglo-
Saxons to pas around a large cup,
from which each guest drank. Who
thus drank stood up, nnd, as he lifted
up the cup with both hands, his body
was exposed without any defense to a
blow, and the occasion was often seiz
ed bv nn euemv to murder him. To
prevent this tho following jilnn was
adopted : When ono of the company
stood up to drink ho required the com
panion who sat next to him to bo his
pledge that is, to bo responsible for
protecting him against anybody who
should attempt to take advnntnge of
his defenseless position. This com
panion stood up also, nnd raised his
drawn sword in his hand to defend the
drinker while drinking. This practice
in a somewhat altered form, continued
long after the condition of society had
ceased to require it, aud was the ori
gin of the modern practico of pled
ing by drinking. In drinking from
the "loving cup," as now practiced,
each personrises and takes tho cup in his
hand to drink, and at thosame time, the
person 6eated next to him rises also,
and when the latter takes tho cup in
his turn the individual next to him
does the same.
The seating capacity of tho new
skating rink is very great. Nearly as
many take scats on lho lloor as do on
"Is the howling of a dog always fol
lowed by death V asked a little girl of
her father. "Not always, my dear.
Sometimes the man that shoots at
the dog misses him,'' was the prompt
Tho foolish man foldeth his arms
and saitli : "There is no trade, why
should I advertiso 1" I5ut tho wise
man is not so. He whooped it tin in
the newspaper, nnd verily he draweth
trade from "afar off.
The Standard Oil Company em-
nlovs OM.flOO lllPll. lint fnnllwlmrr
j j ,
statesmen, and has capital of $70,000,-
President Arthur thinkH tli.it. it. will
not be possible for him to go to Now
uneans until alter tlio -itn ol lUarch.
Wattersnn mav not. iiosrpqq na miu.l.
brain ns Randall, but
sation ho has been supplied with more
Mrs. Joseph Winship, of Norwich.
Conn., boasts tho possession of a set of
silver spoons mado by Governor Clove-
Princo Bismarck's official salary is
Sl!l,i')00 a yeer, while tho embassadors
ho sends to London and St. Petersburg
get saT.SOO each.
There is a gold mine in Venezuela
which, under American management.
has yielded nearly Sl,O00,O0O during
tho last six months.
To scour knives easily, mix a small
piaiitity of baking sod'a with vour
brick .luit and then hire somebody to
do tho scouring.
An eagle that died lu Vienna not
long ago is said to havo been in capti
vity for a peiiod of not less than
ono hundred and fifteen years.
Tho treo in iapan from which the
varnish for the famous lacquer work is
taken is disappearing, nud the couutry
is threatened with the loss of ono of its
Mr. Clevuland's letter on civilservice
reform has created a stir amotic politi
cians and officeholders in Washington
city. Tbo real cause for alarm among
many is that Mr, Cloveland has a habit
of meaning what ho says.
The sending of obsceno literature
through tho malls U growing, as it
should, to bo a grave offense. In
the Federal court in Cincinnati a
young man convicted of this crimo
was sentenced to threo years' imprison
ment. Mr. Moody has been holding a five
days' Christian convention in Cinciu
natti, aud tlio Enquirer says : "Tho
Lord knows hu's needed." It was his
first visit to tho city, and ho was at
tracted thither by tlio riots of the Oc
"No woman is educated," says S. W.
Htirnap, who is not equal to the suc
cessful management of a family."
When you seo a man leave his club at
0 p. in., anil run all the way homo, you
can make up your mind that his wifois
Soven men sat down to dinner to
gether recently iu Chenango comity;
Now "Y oik. They wero between tho
ages of twenty ami thirty-fivo years,
and not ono of the seven had ever used
tobacco in any form, had never tasted
liquor of any kind, aud had never gone
to a theatre or played a gamo ot eu
chro. A Philadelphia clergyman told lho
children of his Sunday school that out
in Dakota they dig great 6quaro holes
iu tho ground and hold the Sunday
schools in theso holes. A little girl
writes n letter to tho Times of that
city, saying that tlio reverend gcntlo
man is in a bolo himself, ns no a,.l,
I custom exists in Dakota.