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From My Arm-Chair.
TO THE CIIILDKCM OF CAM IUIIIXIE,
Wiio pres-iiti d to me, on my seven! y-aooonil
birthday, February 97,1870, this chair, made
from tlm wood of the village blacksmith's
Am 1 a king, that I should call my own
This splendid ebon throne ?
Or by what roason, or what right divine,
Can 1 proclaim it mine?
Only, perhaps, by right divine of song
It may to me belong;
Only because the eproadiug ohostnnt tree
Of old was sung by mo.
Well I remember it in all Ita prime,
When in the summer time,
The affluent foliage of its branches made
A cavoru of 000 l shade.
There by tho blaoksmitb'a forgo, beside tho
Its blossoms whito and swoot
Xnticed the bees, until it seemed alive,
Anil murmured like a hive.
And wben the winds of autumn, wltb a sbont.
Tossed Its great arms about,
The shining chestnuts, bursting from tho
Dropped to the grout il beneath.
And now some frsgmrnts of its brancboe bare,
Shaped as a stately chair,
Have by my hearthstone fonnd a home at last,
And whisper of the past.
The Danish king could not, in all his pride,
ltejiel tho ocean tide,
But, seated in this chair, I can in rhyme
Roll back the tide of time.
1 see sgalu, as one in vision sees.
The blossoms and the bees,
And bear the children's voices shout and call,
And the brown chestnuts fall.
I see tho smithy with its firos aglow,
I hear tho bellow a blow;
And the shrill hammers on the anvil beat
Tho iron wbito with heat t
And thns, dear children, bavo ye made for me
This day a Jubilee,
And to my more than threescore years and ten
Brought back my youth again.
The heart bath Its own memory, like the mind,
And in it are eushrined
The prccions keepsakes, into which are wronght
The giver's loving thought.
Only your lovo and yonr remembranoe could
Give life to this dead wood,
And make these branches, leaflose now so long,
Blossom again in song.
—// wiry W. /n^/Wiou>.
UNDER A CLOUD.
" Dili von ever ee© a sadder face? "
It v.:,b the n murk of a lady to her
friend, as Mrs. Loring parsed her win
dow. Mr. Loring had ridden ont for
the first time for monthn ; not now of
her own choice, but in obedience to the
solicitation of a friend, anil the positive
command of her physician. Hhe was in
deep sc-ttow, refusing sll comfort.
Heavy clcudr wero in lor sky—black
clouds, through which not a ray of son
" Fever,"answered tho friend, whilo
s shade caught from Mrs. Loring's
countenance flitted across hor own face.
'Who can she bo?"
" Didn't yon recognize her? "
"No. The countenance was, to mo,
that of a stranger."
"I can hardly wonder that it should
he so," said the friend, " for she is aadly
changed. That was poor Mrs. Loring,
who lost her two children last winter
from scarlet fever."
" Mrs. Loricg !" The lady might
well look surprised. " Borrow has in
deed done a fearful work there. But is
it right thns to sit nnder a clond ? right
thus to oppose no strong barrier to the
waters of affliction that go sweeping
over the son], marring all ita beauty ?
" It is not right," wsa the answer.
"The heart that sits in darkness, brood
lag over its loss, sorrows with a selfish
sorrow. The clonds that shnt ont tho
tun are exhalations from its own stag
nant surface. It makes the all-pervad
rug gloom by which it is surrounded.
I pity Mrs. Loring, unhappy sufferer
that she is; bat my pity for hor is al
ways mingled with a desire to speak
sharp rebuking words, in the hope to
agitate 'the slumlreron* atmosphere iu
which she is enveloped like a shroud."
"I wonder," remarked the other,
"that her husband permits her to
brood so long in idle grief over the in
"Hnsbscds," was replied, "have
often tho least salutary ir fineree over
their wives when bowed with affliction.
Homo men have no patience with dis
plays of excesaive grief in women, ami
are, therefore, more ignorant thaD chil
dren in regard to its treatment Bach a
man is Mr. Loring. All that he does
or says, therefore, only deepens the
ancompassing shadow. A wise, nn
•elfish man, with a mind to realize some
thing of his wife's tmo state, ami a
heart to sympathize her, will always
lead her from beneath the clonds of
sorrow upward to tho cLecrfal heights
npon which the snushiuo rest*. If she
shows nn willingness to ho led; if she
ooarts the shadows and hide in the gloom
of her own dark repinings, he does not
become impatient. Ho lovos her with
too unselfish a love for this. Aud so he
brings light to her on his cwn oonnto
■once, tho sunshine of even affected
cheerfulness that penetrates the mnrky
atmosphere in which she sits, and warms
ker heart with its genial radiance.
Thru be wooea her with sanny gleams
from tho dear sky that yet beuds over
her, and that will make all again bright
end beantifnl on the earth of her spirit,
M she will hnt lift herself above the
clouds. It is the misfortune of Mrs.
Loring that sbo is not bleased with such
The subject of this conversation bad
on that morning yielded to the solicita
tions of ouo of her nearest friends, and
Willi giest reluctance consented to go
pet with her in her carria^k.
I "I shall lie ranch la tter at home,"
Bis objected to the argent appeal of her
pTiend. "Tuis quiet an its me. The
■tOlness of my own chamber accords
beat with my feelings. The glsro and
ksutle of the bnsy trorts will only dis
tarb me deeper. 1 know it is kindness -
la you; bat it is a mistaken kindness."
To reason with her wonld have boon
iseleas, and so reason was not attempted.
I "I have come prepared to hear no
objections,'.' m the firm answer. "The
doctor says that you are injnring your
health, and must go out. Bo got your
"Health— lifo even I What are they
to mo? I have nothing to live fori" WHO
tho gloomy responses. "Come quickly
tho time when I shall lay me down and
sleep in peace."
"A woman, and nothing to livo for?
One of Ood's intelligent ercatnros, and
nothing to live fori"
Thero was so much rebuke iu the tone
with which thin wan offered that Mrs.
Loring won partly arousod thereby.
"Come I Let uh no© whether thero
bo not somotbing to livo for. Oomc I
yon must go with mo thin morning."
Bo decisive was the lady's manner—so
impelling the action of the will—that
Mrs. Loring found herself unable to re
sist; and no with reluctance that was not
oouoealod, she mode her preparations to
go out. In dne time sbo was ready,
and, descending with her friend, took a
aeat in her carriage And wns driven away.
Ilnnses, trees, public buildings, swept
likea moving panorama before her eye's
and thongh familiar objects glassed
themselves therein, they failed to
awaken tho slightest interest. The sky
wab clear, and the bright snnßhiue lay
everywhere; bather heart still sat nuder
a clond, and folded aronnd itself gloom
for a mantle. Her friend tidkod to her,
oalliug her attention ovcry little whilo to
some new palneo homo, or to some
glimpse of rural beauty which the eye
caught far in tho distance, lint nil was
vain; the mourner's slender form still
shrunk hack among the cushions, and
her face wore its saddest aspect.
Suddenly the carriage drew up before
a neat lookiug hoiiH© of moderate size,
with a plat of ground in front, wherein
were a verdant sqnure and bordcra of
well-tended flowers. Ere Mrs. Loring
bail time to nsk a question tho coach
man was at the door.
"Why do you stop hero 1" she in
' I wish to make a brief call. Come!
yon mnat go in with me."
Mrs. Loring shook her head in a posi
tive way, and said " no " still more rxifli
" You will meet no light votary of
fashion here, my friend." said tho lady,
" but one who has suffered like your
self. " Come I"
Hut Mrs. Loring shrunk farther back
in the carriage.
"It is now only three months since
she followed to their mortal rcstipg
place two prci : ona lit Me ones, the la't
of her flock, that, scarcely u year ago,
numbered four. I want yon to meet
her. Bisters in sorrow, y<>u cannot but
feel drawn toward each other by cords
Mrs. Loring shook her head impera
"No—no 1 Ido not wish to see her.
1 I have grief enough of my cwu without
sharing in that of others. Why did you
bring mo here ?" There was something
like auger in the voice of Mrs, Loring.
" bix months, nearly, havo passed
j since Ood took vonr children to Him
self, and time, tiiat softens grief, has
brought to yon at ieust some healing
leaves. The friend I wish to viit—a
friend in humble life—is sorrowing with
as deep a sorrow, that is yet but thrso
mouths old. Havo you no word to
mpak to her ? Can yon not, at least,
mingle a tear with her tears? It may
do you Loth good. But Ido not wish to
urge a sclflvh reason. Bear tip with
womanly fortitude uqder yonr own
sorrow, and s< ek to heal the sorrow of s
sister, over whose heart are passing the
waters of affliction. O.rne, my friend I"
Mrs. Lcnug, so strongly nrged, stop
ped ont npoc tho pavement. Hhe aid
so with a relnctAuo© that was almost un
conquerable. Oh, how earnestly sho
wished herself back in tho shadowy
solitude of her own home.
" Is Mrs. Adrian at home?" was in- J
qnired of the tidy girl who came to the
door. The answer being in tho affirma
tive, the ladies entered and wore shown
into a small but neat sitting-room, on
the walls of which wero jwirtrsits, in
crayon, of fonr as lovely children as
ever the eyes looked npon. The sight
of these swoot young faces stirred the
waters of sorrow in the heart of Mrs.
Loring, and she hardly restrained her
tears. While yet her pulses throbbed
with a quicker beat, the door opened
anil a woman entered, on whose rather
pale face was a smile of pleasant wel
" My friend, Mrs. Loring," sneh was
the introduction, "of whom I have
spoken to you several times."
The smile did not fade from the coun
tenance of Mrs. Adrian, but its expres* |
sion changed as she took tho hand of
Mrs. Loring and said:
" I thank you for your kindnessXin
Mrs. Loring scarcely returned the
warm pressure with which her hand
wae taken. Her lips moved slightly
but no word fonnd utterance. Not the
feeblest effort at a responsive smile was
"We have have both lieen called to
pass through tho fire," said Mrs. Adri
an, in more subdued tones, though the
smile still played aronnd her lips.
" Happily, One walked with us when
the flames were fiercest, or wo mint
have been consumed."
It was now that her voioo reached the
heart of Mrs. Loring. The eyes of the
selfish woman dropped to the floor, snd
her thought wns tinning in npon itself.
In the smile that hovered aliont the lips
of Mrs. Adrian she bod seen only indif
ference, not •" eet resignation. The
words just spoken, but more particular
ly the voioo that gave them utterance,
nnvatled to her the sorrow of s kindred
sufferer, who wonld not let tho voice of
wailiag disturb another's ear, nor the
shadow of her grief fall upon a spirit al
ready nnder a cloud. The drooping
eyes of Mrs. Loring wero raised, with a
half wondering expresaion, to the face
of Mrs. Adrian. Btill hovered the smile
about those pale lips; but its meaning
was no longer a mystery : the unite was
a loving effort to aend figb and warmth
to the heart of a grieving sister. From
the face of Mrs. Adrian the eye of Mrs.
Loring wandered to the portraits of her
children on the wall.
"All gone!" The words fell from
Mrs. Lormg's lips almost involuntarily.
She spoke from a new impulse—pity for
• sister in sorrow.
"All," waa answered. "TLey were
precious to me—very precious—but God
A slight hnakiaess vailed her voioe.
" ltcnntiful children I" Mrs. Loring
■till gazed on the portraits. "And all
taken in a year. Oh how did you keep
your heart from breaking ?"
" He who laid iqion me BO heavy a
burden gave mo strength to boar it,"
wan the low roply.
" I have found no strength in a like
affliction," said Mrs. Loring sadly.
"No ntrength I Have von nought
sustaining power?" Mrs. Adrian spoko
with a winning earnestness.
"I havenrayed for comfort, but none
came," sain Mm, Loring, Badly.
" Braving ia well; but it avails not,
unless there bo also doing.
" Yes, the faithful doing of our duty.
Borrow has no antidote liko this."
Mrs. Loring gazed intently upon the
face of her monitor.
"When tho last heavy stroke fell upon
my. heart," continued Mrs. Adrian.
shattering it, as it ecmod, to pieces,
I lay for n little whilo stunned, weak
and almost helplena. lint as soon as
thought began to rnn clear, I said to
J myself: 'ls thero nothing for my hands
|to do, that yon lie hero idle? Is yonrs
| the only suffering spirit in tho world ?'
I Then I thought of my husband's aorrow,
which ho bore so silently and manfully,
striving to look awav from his own
j grief that he might bring comfort to
! me. 'ls it not in my power to. lesson
| for him the gloom of our desolate house
j hold?' I asked of myself. I fell that it
| was ; and when next he retnrnod home
| at the day's decline I met him, not with
1 a fuce of gloom as before, but with oh
i cheerful a countenance as it was in my
i>owcr to assume. I had my reward ;
siw ihut I had lightened his burden ;
| and from that moment half the pressure
|of mine was removed. Hinee tbeu I
have ut vcr suffered my lit art to brood
idly over its grit f; but in da : ly duties
! sought tho strength that never is given
1 to those who fold their hands in fruitless
I inactivity. The removal of my children
lightened sll home duties, ami took away
I objects of lovejtliat I felt must bo in a
measure restored. I had the mother's
heart still. And bo I sought ont a
motherless little one, and gathered her
into tho fold of my love. Ah. madam !
this is the liest balsam for tho bereaved
and bleeding affections that I can tell of.
To mo it has bmnght comfort and re
conciled mo to leases, the bare anticipa
tion of which once made me beside my
self with fear. Sometimes, as I hit with
J the tender babs I now call my own root
j ing on my bosom, a thought of Lcavcu
j goes pleasantly through my mind, aud I
picture to myself the mother of this
adopted child as tho loving guardian of
j my own babes, now risen iuto the
spiritual kingdom of our Father. I can
| not tell yon what a thrill of delight such
| thoughts at times awken i"
Mrs. Loring lowed her hrnd upon her
I bosom and fat in silence for some mo
ments. Then she said:
" Yon liavo read mo a lesson from
which I hope to profit. No wonder my
| heart has uebed 011 with undiminished
pain. I have been selfish in my gri d.
' There is nothing now to live for,' J
have repeated to myself over sndovtr
again, nn i! I b -lit vod the words."
" Nothing to livo for I" Mrs. Adrian
spoke in a enrprised voice. "In tho
image and likeness of Ood we were all
made; and if wo would have tbs lost
beauty restored, we must imitate Ood
in our lives. Ho loves every one with
a ihv.no Umlcrnese, and is over seeking
to bless as. If wo would be like Him,
we mn.it love each other and seek each
other's good. 1J 1 . given us tho
alnlitv to impart Dn.Bsiiigr, and made
true happiness to jepend on the exer
cise of this ability; and if w© fold onr ,
hands and sit in idle rcpinings, happi
ness is not possible. How fully have I
proved this I"
" And, (lod helping me, I will prove
the opposite," said Mrs. Loring, speak
ing from tho warmth of a new impulse.
" Long enough have I been sitting
under a cloud."
"While the bright sop shone far
blhtvo in UlO clear heavens," added tho '
friend, with, a smile of encouragement. 1
" May we ace this babe yon have
called your own ?" said Mrs. Loring.
The little one was brought, and, as
she lay tenderly clasped to the boaom
of her new mother, giving even more of
blessedness than alio received, Mrs.
Loring, after her lips hail touched, with
a lingering pressure, the pnro forehead,
" Your action has been wiser snd bet
ter than mine, and yon have had yonr
reward. \\ rule the waters of lovo s:sve
grown stagnsnt in my heart, sending up
mnrky exhalations to darken my sky,
yonrs have l>een kept sweet and pure to 1
mirror the Ix-mlitig heavens, I thank
yon for the lesson."
Hhe wore a different face on return ng
home than when she went forth so ro
luetantly. There was s rift in the over
shadowing clonds, and a few rays of sun
shine came warmly down. Even the in
ception of good pnrpoeeehod moved the
Inng-pnlaeleea waters, and the small
ripples on the surface wore catching the
A few weeks of unselfish devotion to
the life dnties awaiting her hand on all
sides wrought a wonderful change in
Mrs. Loring. In seeking to be nsefnl
to others, her heart was comforted ; and
when Into that heart, ever yearning with
s mother's undying lnve| a balm left
helpless and friendless In the world was
taken, the work of consolation was com
pleted, Bhesat nnder a clond no longer.
Aliove her arched the beantifnl sky,
bright through the cheerful day ; and
when the night of grief for the loss of
her precious one returned, as it wonld
return st intervals, a thousand stem
made beantifnl the atnre firmament,
A Whale la a Soup-Hate.
The members of the New York Acade
my of Boieneea met recently to hear
Prof. W. P. Trowbridge lectnre on
"Animal Mechanics," A refcrcuco was
made to a microscopic fish which the
lecturer .once discovered swimming
about in a drop of water. Its method
of propnlsion waa by the motion of the
tail, in the manner peculiar to the whale,
and, so far as the observer oonld dis
corn, the little fiah was very like an in
flnitesimal whale. The lecturer had
calculated that at the rale it was swim
ming it oould have crossed Long Island
sonnd in twenty years, and its full sized
prototype would have made the same
voyage in an hour. In one hour if
might have reached the farther eosst of
a soup plate.
PUR THE PAIR HEX.
Ilabr mid lb* Mirror.
My baby-boy sat on tho floor,
Ilia big blno oyea wore fall of wonder,
For ho had never noon before
That baby in tho mirror door—
What kept the two, eo near, sounder?
He leaned toward that golden boad
The mirror-border framed within,
Until twin cheek*, like roaea rod,
I.ay aide by aide, then aoftly raid—
* I oan't get out ; can yon— oomo in ?"
Thin*, I vrrr Waiunn Wnnta la Kaotv.
Hpring fabrics show a decided ten
dcncy not only toward increasing bright
neaa in oolor, but a mixture of shade*! an
in the peacock colore. Blue is largely
brought forward, and appears in dif
ferent shades under the names of sap
phire, n blno overcast with greenish
tint; gendarme, a dark shade of mili
tary blue, and other blues of milder
typo callod blue dc Sevrcn ati l Baltic
blue. Yellow iH represented in old
gold, gilt, nlmond and ecru, and garnet,
wine and dark plum aro still employed.
All white goods show creamy tinges,
and grays run tri m dark to light—a pale
gray called "dust of shade " being quite
Prints, jaconets anotlier cotton
goods, notably tho new momio cloth, are
out in pretty floral designs which repro
duce styles IU pattern and coloring prev
alent many years ago, Hprigsof flowers
on delicate colored backgrounds and
little dots disposed of in clusters at in
tervals, aro arnoug leading styles, as are
I foulard designs, (linghams of tine qnnl
. ity show largfl plaids of quiet tone, and
; handsome Persian borders appear on
! solid prints. Htripes pervade all classes
! i>l new materials, sometimes alotM ami
aguiu in combination with flower*. New
summer silks come iu stripes ; also in
small broken plaids.
Finely-beaded passementeries as well
ns line cord passementeries, both for
bands and for trimming in pieces, are
introduced among spring trimmings.
Hilk friuges have by no means lost their
prestige, though woolen fringes aro
pa-Hie; hems and rows of maehine
stitching taking their place in all-wool
costumes. Htripcd or other figured
goods of satin and silk or velvet and silk
| ore employed as garniture for skirt,
oolLar, rivers, cutis, vest, etc. The
! variety of buttons is undiminished, and
j they como in round, flat or medium
(Strict costumes, as well as dresses
having trains, are moderately bouffant
| in tffi-ct, and are made with a trimmed
■ or princess skirt, i. r., one on which
: the drapery is fastened. Basques and
jackets, with and without waistcoats,
form the popular bodice. I'or outside
j wraps the walking jacket and sacqtie
; itSMimc* various shapes. Win u made
to complete n co.dnme it la trimmed to
match; otherwise it may be trimmed in
tailor stylo or with galloon. M'difl
catious of the dolman, shite*, scarfs
and fichus will all be much worn. Ul
sters remain popular for traveling pur- ]
Bonnets, geuorally sneaking, o
larger in size ; some are vsrtationref a
the cottage shape ; others have flowing
brims rising over tho forehead, with '
sides pressed flat to the head; H .ngh
and ready str.iwa, braide i Hrows and j
chips in black and mode colors are
among the materials. In round hats j
come the English walking hat and tnr .
bans, with a variety of brovbbrimmed
shade hats for country wear. Two- i
faced ribbons, striped ribbona, Difton
laee and flowers in profusion e institute
leading trimmings iu millinery, as do !
striped and checke red silks.
Fashion is not a feeble goddess, and
rarely yields to the attacks of sat re, by
which she is so frequently assailed.
Occasionally she seems to do so; but it
ia only in so* ming, for when a fashion !
is abandoned it is not in defereuee to its
assailants, but because its wearers de
mand a change. But in all sgea, either
with the pen or the brush, satirists have
assailed fashion. In a manuscript ol
the eleventh century an illuminator in
troduces the father of all evil dressed in
the prevailing style. He weais the long
sleeves of the period, which hsd to be
knottel to keep them from touching the
ground, tbeonormonsly lengthened train
and the drosa laced up In front. Trains,
however, did not grow any shorter be
cause of the "paper bullets of he
brain" fired at them, for in the thir
teenth century a satirist thus discourses
of the ladies of the period: " They are
like peacocks and magpies; for the pies
naturally bear feathers of various oolor*,
so the ladies delight in strange habits
and diversity of ornaments. The vies
have not long tails that trail in the dirt, ;
so that the ladies make their trains a
thousand times longer than those of
posoocks and pies."
Among other hits at the fashion ia
found tho following announcement, !
which is called the petition of " one
William (tingle, coacbmaker and chair•
maker of the liberty of Westminster."
He states " that for the service of ladies
wearing hoop petticoats he has built a
round chair iu the form of a lantern,
aix yards and a half in circumference
with a stool in the center of it; the said
vehicle being so contrived as to receive
the passenger by opening in two in the
middle and closing mathematically when
she ia seated." And further, that be
has also invented a coach for the recep
tion of oue lady only, who ia to be "let
in .t tho top," And "that the said
coach has been tried by a lady's woman,
in one of these fall petticoats, who was
let down from a balcony and drawn up
again by pulleys, to the great satisfse
lion of her ladt and all who beheld
her." It is to be hoped that such ex
tremes of fashion will not be revived in
this century. A few years ago many of
our ladies wore hoop skirts measuring
four and a half yards around the lower
edge, but when they had reached that
size I)ame Fashion kindly declared
should l>e laid aside altogether.
An old poot tunce his lyre to the fol
lowing song :
Now drawn! In a rap, now In *00*;
Now loon* In a mob, now rino* In * Jnnn ;
Wltbeal hnndkrrrbiof now. mil now btirlnd In nf;
Now plain •* n g*k<r, now *ll In • pnff;
Now * *b*p* In noai rtap, now * *f*M*m In snap*;
Now blab in Prrncb h**4*. now low In pour pamr ;
Now monarou* In boop. now Iraptob, and wnlktn*
Wllb yjnr p*Uk**t* clang to p*wr b**t* Ilk* • ■*-
Lit* as Ik* low*r, tb*t *bow* pn lb*
Tos *t bar-dip lb* em for two dap* tofibw.
Notwithstanding these attacks, Fash
ion aits securely on her ancient throne,
having tho whole world for her empire
and all the inhabitants thereon for ber
subjects.— Hew York J/erald.
* fM*blwn Nat**.
Twilled satin foulards arc among tho
new suit materials.
Ono large bow and strings constitute
an Alsacian bonnet.
Grenadines aro unusually pretty this
Black velvet ia more popular than last
Hilk hairpins in bright colors are im
Half-fitting jackets will be worn this
The waistcoat is the important part
of a dress.
The bonnet cannot be made too large
Old-gold gauze and satin is a brilliant
stuff for summer toilets.
In spring woolens are seen the Ohnd
ilali stripes or herring bones.
Chinese bines and Chinese greens are
found amoDg the new oolors,
A new camel's fabric, as thin us bunt
ing, will be worn this summer.
Hlippers of satin, embroidered with
f seed pearls, are worn by brides.
The latest novelty in stockings shows
a monogram worked on the instep.
Homo ladies buy plain ivory buttons
and paint them to match the drees,
j Dark navy bine and brown are the
J most fashionable colors for cambrics.
The fashionable oolor for children's
; dresses and wraps is robin's-egg-blue.
Outside jackets for suits arc still
j made cutaway, with velvet or silk vests.
Half fitting jackets will be worn with
dresses of washing material this sum-
Woolen goods for spriug dresses
mostly have n "flannel finish" without
Ribbons for strings are wider than
formerly, measuring from throe to four
Black satin buttons painted with snow
scenes are shown for costumes of mixed
black and white goods.
A double cape: of heavy chenille, with
tinsel thread twisted in the same, is the
latest novelty for the neck, in place of a
i Laee gloves with fingers, also with
long wrists, are worn this spring, as
well as lace mitts and half fingered laee
There is a great variety in the gold
hair pins which aro so fashionable for
the ladies to wear across tho front of
Long gloves, extending half-way to
the CIIKIW, are of n creamy-white un
dressed kid, either plain or with lace
insertions and frills.
Gold ornaments for Itonnets are made
to open like bracelets and then clasp
over tho wide laee or ribbon strings,
so that these seem to be run through
Mew* wrd Notes far Wawm.
A New Albany ( Ind.) woman has l>een
fined $5 for eavesdropping.
A New Orleans woman, whoso bus
band was killed by a pot hear, has sued
its owuer for $65,G00 damage*.
It is said that the wife of President
Cirevy, of the French republic, can ride
a steeplcchsfe, paint a landscape, oom
pose a poem and play the piano like an
Clasaes are about to be formed in.Ht.
Petersburg for the instruction of women
in medicine; and when their studies
are completed, they will be attached to
Die medical staff of the Russian army.
The late Mrs. Clarhoa C. Cook, of
Davenport, la., haa left nearly $lOO,
000 to a home for the friendless in that
city, and $50,000 to a fund for the sup- 1
Iort of the poor clergy and the widow*
flaw Russia Treats Striker*.
A Pans correspondent of the New
York .SYor asys: As the Russian
journals are forbidden to publish intelli
gence of the cruel repression of a recent
atnke in HI. Petersburg, the new* has
been cjramnti looted to ua by travelers
who have just arnved from the Russian 1
capital, and who speak of what had oc
curred nnder their own observation. A !
strike took place at the new Russian cot
ton mill, in the principal manufacturing
district of the capital. A large number
of atrikes have occurred there of late
years, and the police have sometimes
sided with the weavers. On this occa
sion the work people struck for shorter
hours of labor, thirteen and a half hours
s dy being not unnaturally regarded as
excessive. In the morning the weavers
and spinners assembled in s crowd out
side the mill, and the district police
master bearing of the disturbance, sent
some mounted police to reason with
them. The gendarmes, however, pro
duced no effect, and the strikers set off
in s body from the new canal to lay their
case before the czarewitch. Intelligence
of this was at once sent to the nearest
barracks, and as the crowd passed the
place they were surrounded by a number
of Cossacks, who drove them into a
square in front of the barracks, using
their sabers and whips freely among
them. Many of the strikers ware cut
about dreadfully. Afier the crowd was
locked up in the barracks s police com
mission was instituted to try them, the
verdict being as follows : All the men
above the age of nineteen (seventy tn
nnrnber) are to be exiled to the province
of Archangel, after receiving sixty laebes
apiece; all nnder that age are to be sent
back to the village whence they came,
and are to bo kept there the remainder
of their lives. All the women employed
In the mill, and men who did not active
ly join In the demonstration, are to be
discharged and fined three roubles a
bead ail round. In a word, tho entire
working staff of the new cotton mill,
about eight hundred hands, ia oleared
away at the stroke of s pen and s frerh
sot of people, to work from five m the
rooming till eight at night, is to b en
gaged to take their places.
An admirer of Weston, O'Leary and
other " tramps," purchased a copy of
Walker's Dictionary, nnder the iraprea
aion that it was a work oo pedestrian
Men Who bare.
In thin country a few men wear cor-
I acta, ami aeem to like them. Gottacbalk,
Jhe pianist, and equally celebrated as a
beau, always had on a corset. The male
ooraet-wearera are those who take their
coata to the up town tailor, whose adver
, tiaement may IKS found almost any morn -
ing in the /-rfx/jyer (Philadelphia). This
ingeni on fellow has an arrangement
which ho nuts into ooaU, by which
one's shoulders are made to look as
broad as a prize-fighter's. With one of
i his inventions, and a perfectly-con
strict**] oorset, the figure of a man be
comes irresistible. It is a secret that
the ladies know as well as ourselves,
that the shoulders of all our ooats are
more or less padded, that freqro ntly our
vests sre ditto, so that with the ezcep
tion of the hair of our heads, which is
usually our own, there is about the full
dressed man, almost as much aham as
surrounds the frill dressed woman.
But our male corset-wearers will not
talk. They hide their corsets figurative
ly as well as actually, and would deny
, the whole thing, if they were asked
! about it. A daily newspaper reporter
|is the authority for saying that the
i tailor who makes heavy shoulders out
■ of slim ones, keeps quiet on the subject.
Many attempts have been made, but all
iin vain,to interview him. One must turn
j to England to discover how a man feels
to be tightly laced. Here is a gentle
man who wears ladies' shoes because ho
thinks them more oomfortable, and goes
for his corsets to a store where there arc
lady attendants, aa "I find them much
more obliging than male assistants use
4 ually are." He is a connoisseur in cor
sets for gentlemen. Listen to him :
" I strongly advise to have the oorset
made to open up the back only, as I find
it i mucti more oomfortable to wtar
■ and lighter, than when made to open in
front, in the now common mode. I can
truly affirm, from my own exj>erienoe,
that moderately light lacing (say three
I to four inches; is not only not preju
dicial, but, on the contrary, ia very
, beneficial to the health. My occupa
tion is of a sedentary nature, and I used
to suffer much from pains in my side
and back, and from indigestion ; but
about a year and a half ago my aister
persuaded me to try and wear a oorset,
I and she alter**] one of her own to suit
roe. I fornd it rather irksome frir the
first few days, but the feeling soon
pass**], and on my next visit to London
I had a corset properly male to my own
measurement. Since then I have had
another one made, smaller in the waist
and wider in the chest, which I am now
j wearing. The pains have quite left me
' and my health is generally much better
than it nsrd to be. Besides this, the
feeling of I* ing tolerably well is laced
very comfortable. From my own oheerv
| ation and inquiries 1 find the practice
of corset wearing by young gentlemen
is becc ming much more usual, but we
don't make any display of the fact."
In France and Germany many more
gentlemen affect corset* than in Eng
land or America. Fitrney't Progrttt.
A New Order.
The other day, after a strapping
young man bad sold a load of con) and
potatoes on the market, and bad taken
his team to a hotel barn to "fool," it
lH**ame known to the men around the
barn that he was very desirous of join
ing some secret society in town. When
Questioned he admitted that such was
Ilia case, and the boys at ones offered to
| initiate him into a new order, called
| "The Cavaliers of Coveo." He WAS told
1 that it was twice a*'octet as Free Mason
ry, much nicer than Old Fellowship,
and the cost was only two dollars. In
case be had the toothache be could draw
five dollars per week from the relief
fund, and he was entitled to receive ten
' dollars for every headache, and twenty
five dollars for a sore throat.
The young man thought be had struck
' a big thing, eod£ after eating a hearty
i dinner, he wM taken into a storeroom
j altove the barn to l>o initiated. The boys
i purod cold water down his back, put
j flour on his hair, swore him to kill his
mother, if commanded, and rushed him
around for an hour witbont a single
complaint from bis lips. When they
had finished he inquired :
"Now I'm one of*the Cavaliers of
Coveo, am 1 f '
"You are," they answered.
"Nothing more to learn, is there t"
"Well, then, I'm going to lick the
whole crowd ("continued the candidate,
and be went at it, and before be got
through be had his two dollars initiation
fee back, and three more to boot, and
had knocked everybody down two or
three times apiece, lie didn't seem
greatly disturbed in mind as he drove
out of the bam. On the contrary, hia
hat was slant* d over, he bad afresh five
cent cigar in his teeth, and he mildly
said to one of the barn hovs :
"Bay, boy, if you bear o(any Cavaliers
asking for a C<veo about my size, tell
'em I'll be in on the full of the moon to
take the royal akyfngle degrees.De -
fro if Frit Pre**,
An Cnprafltable Boarder.
Mine boat is not usually, like Kt
mado, ill at reckoning, but be doct
sometimes meet hia master. A soft
looking stringer inquired at a Portland
hotel what they charged for board, and
wai told that he would be lodged and
boarded for $lO a week. "That's rea
sonable enough," said he. " But I will
he away a bit; what deduction will you
make for that t" "Fifty cents a meal,
fifty cents a lodging," replied the land
lord; and Jonathan ooneloded to stay.
Hometimea ha was at the hotel, some
times he was not. At the end of three
weeks the landlord presented his bill
for $BO, which was met by another to
thistnnol " Meals eaten, three— $1.60;
lodging*, seven—sB.so. Meals n iased,
sixty—s3o; lodgings missed, fourteen—
s7. Balance against landlord, $3."
Jonathan'a arithmetic was peculiar; but
the landlord was too astonished to criti
eisa it; and seeing his perplexity, bia
boarder considerately remarked that he
need not mind about the $2, he would
take them out in boerd; an observation
that so complicated matters that the
pnasled hotel keeper cut the Gordian
knot by insisting on Jonnthsn s depsr„
tore then and there, as be felt it ws
impossible to keep even with such