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As u boy I liu.il but one great trouble
in the world. ami its name WHS Eliza. (
"My Kliz s" lioiliiiother U chard* culled
her. She was a eery nightmare. lam
sorry to say that news of her demise j
would Imve given me intense joy. But
ibat was my Godmother Itioharil * htul',
for but for her I should never have east
a thought upon Kill a or ai y otlur girl.
My K izi WHS nothing new to inf.
When 1 was in Irooks this model little |
girl, a tear my junior, was spoken <>'
ecstatically w hen evor Godmother Itch.
•rds came in the city. She was her
other godchild, a model of grace and
oeautv slid obedience. "1 .hall bring
her up for Billy," ' ind mot her Richards
g would sav. "They shsll he liltle man
and wife. Don't you want to send a kins
to your Eliza. Hilly—a nice sweet one
f At four I used t i send it. At eight 1 al
lowe lit to lie taken. At It'" 1 hid in
my godmother's ample -k rts and wept
and refused my lips, \\ hereupon i. id
mother Richards would say :
"Well, well, there's not too mueh mod
esty in this age. I don't mind a little
••f it,"' and uOiTWsrd give me something
g.jod to o t front her ;• kt and t- l me
th-lt Kl'/.l *eut it willi er I ve.
(i wa< har I in he ir then, hot nothing I
to tin- |. r- -u ion I .... am • .1 sixteen i
yea sof • I'li-til'... o iliged to:
hoar \ - ' pieces mi HI i could play
up., lie' imo !ma etch Kiench she
i HI id i • 1 -how sue had put on long
■ Ir. i iw much handsomer -lie was
1n..,i anvhody my godmother knew . and
in short, how it was the hope of the old
lady's heart to bring us together some ,
day and m.ke a match of it. Kv II the
dislike I had to i|uarreling with t|. ;
tairy godmother who could n.overt tiy
pumpkin of a hope into a eoaeh HA||
horses with a wave of her pen, could
make me exhibit any show of • uqlH
cency w hen Kliza wi sjw ken of. I
scoivelel in silence and refu-d ',-i.t:
and had the aati.-laction of In n.g
godmother, who, being a liltle
thought all the world so. inform itfl
mother, in a stage-aside, that u-iIH
the dear boy was head and ears in
with Eliza already, as she was with lit tfl
"Dear girl," I used to mutter. wheH
ssfely out of hearing, "dear, indeed, aH
feotfd little puss; 1 wish she h.el dicH
before she was christened E iza, too. <H
all hideous names."
This tort of thing went on until I w-fl
twenty-two, growing even worse ;tl
time, and fast apj roach itig a elimaxfl
We were to be introduced to each othefl
before long; a meeting wason the tspi-
We were ordered to be mutually stri<>
en with love lit fir<t eight— to do . ourt 1
ing in the shortest |x>vtible spare of I
time, and to live there after with <lod- '
mother Hichard*, who confessed to hav.
ing divide 1 her propeitj between ml
with a view to otir ultimate union. Ac, I
fording to her account of atlcr*, the
young la ly would throw no obstac'e in
ruy way. "but felt a* though she knew
"Forwaid little wretch." I naid to my- !
rlf. "She i perfectly disgusting. So
pow r on earth shall ever make u ar- ,
• piain ted." Perhaps my brother Tom
who introduced ' My K;i*a" iotohicon- ;
versation in the most trying manner,
and who drew a picture upon our bed
room wall of our imaginary met ting,
wherein she fell into my arms in highly !
dram itio style, the whole figure, Tom
licing no ariist, having square heads and
duck feet, excited my wrath against the
voung lady to a pitch to which it could
scarcely have arisen otherwise, and do
termincd me more deci ledly in my res
I was shaving in the early morning ,
when loin • one at my door cried, "Ifon't
mind me," and in earne (iodmother
Itichard*, with her black silk cloak and i
big green umbrella, with her cap in a
paper and a little b*ket on her arm. i
"Prepare yourself for ajoyf'il surprise, ;
my dear Billy," she cried. "She ha*
■ onsented at last to meet you. lam go- i
ing to have you both, with your parents,
at my house for a week. Wedneeday is (
the day, and if you can't manage to
- make her say "yes" in that time, why i
' you're net worth of your gydrnother." <
Then the old lady at down upon a 1
chair and fanned herself. ,
The surprise had made me gssli my j
< bin furiously, and I turned upon her
with anything hut an amiable rounte ,
"I hope she hss not been annoyed on
u>y[aceount r " I said, sarcastically "Don't i
urge her to meet me, I beg. I wouldn't
li.tre her do er>**thing disagreeable to 1
! pl ase lite."
It.lt (iodiiiotliei Uicliatds did no see
"Dui'tbebe angry, Hilly," said she,
"Girls arc natural y timid, mid she
knows how smart and handsome you
are, and is just a little afraid of you.
She think- ever so much ot you, and is
always talking iihoul you, ami asking
quest ion* afoul you. Don't be angry
with your K iza."
I didn t use wicked language, hut 1
wante I to. My Kliza!
"You'll ho there, ol course, Billy, '
s iid my godmother, "and look your best.
' Blue neckties do Income you, and those
I whiskeis are growing. I'm sorry you
cut your chin hcl wecit 'em ; put on a bit
of Court ]< aster. NoW, ho sure to route.
You'll aiuttie her so, I know, Hilly,"
And my godmother departed,
j Go volunlari y lo meet ''My El za?'
Never ! That afterm on 1 packed my
i trunk and tied tie bouse, determined
. never lo retui II liouic, or give my god
mother a clew to my whcrcitlmuts a-
I long as "My Kliza" awaited my coming.
| "I.et her leaver her confounded money
j where alto pleases," 1 said, spo-trophiz
itig my absent godmother. "No one
shall saddle me with a wife against my
My eons II , the <'ripins, took summer
Imai'deis. Their house was like ilo< New
Yoik omnibus, made of gir.ia percha,
land always could he statu led lo hold
one more. Thither, there! re, 1 posted
without ct rentonv. and was p • ived
| "And we can accommodate you, •ou
-in Brown, with an attic room, if v. nil
put up with that," a iid the old ladv.
"We li.rl II v. ry nice room yesterday,
but now it's occu■. ,'d. Hut you've Ins'
'it ft r a young lady, so von won't m ml.'
S i I declared tha' I d d II 'I mind, it .1
! meant it; wli-n at the tea table the
1 ynina holy in quest: n dawned u; on
me. \ little hruiictt ,uth a ro-i lad
nt nth, no I hair that waved and kinked
in tin most magical manner.
Mi-s I.i/z'e Smith by nam., as my
!io-'i -. inf run d me.
I hat night when I laid mv hea 1 up >n
my piil >w, I felt that 1 had met nu fa'. .
Id <1 not reek t< lly r. 1 laiktd with
her: 1 - nig with her; I rowi <1 heron
i the river, and tlrove her aUut in the
n uti'l a good deal atnit you ill and
health, and a disposition to keep „jy
• self, being worth any number of legacies,
and was glad alter all that it was ovr,
! and went on boating, and driving, and
i croqueting a* before, t'ntil one day I
| received a sudden shock, on learning
j that Miss Lizzie Smith was g. ing home
We were to part then. I resolved
that we should not be sej mated I <-f, re
I knew whether she really liked me well
enough to make me happy.
So the next day f drove her over to
an old fort she had longed to see, and
| having reached the spot, found our-. Ive*
alone anu I crumbling stones and rank
grass nd tangled bushes, just as I hop. d
I should. Withrw the fort a g <at block
iof stone lay, with in's ujion it, tbis k
and green and spongy. There I made
Lizzie seat herself, and stood beside her.
"Lizzie." I said, "we haven't known
eeh other very Irng, but I have known
you long enough to l sure that I love
you with alt my heart and soul. Will
you be my wife, Lizzie?"
Lizzie hung hor ryes down and blush
ed and said nothing.
"Can't you like me well enough ?" I
asked, bending over her.
"I—l think 1 do," faltered Lizzie.
"Rut the thing is, what will they say
"They?" I queried, venturing to steal
an arm about her waist. "You mean
your parents 7"
"Yes," said Lizzie, "aod my god
Visions of my godmother flashed
"You see," said, Lizzie, between laugh
ing and crying, "ahe'a a very peculiar
old lady, and really did conaider heraelf
bound to teach me my oatecbiam. Most
sponsors think giving you a silver apoon
it onough, you know. That waa very
well. But why should she think she
must choose me a husband, I don't
Again my godmother rose before my
"But she did," said Lizzie, hystatical
ly, "And that It not tho vrortt of It.
S11• thought whim 1 r wii* chosen 1 must
like In in O-, that li i il> a Hil'y, how
' I liaVt' lulled tiitit ! u nasty, r. ■! (in rwl
' lII■ l<> |ui| |y, I sin sure. II ix ve>y iiitme
I i- ttmu,pi>iU*l*-. Hi 1 , bull I My Hilly
1 Mill' w ill •< II 111111. I 111 Used til XI 111! Mill
k nut* unil ugul-|lun.H Mid l,i* lovi —llia |
I ve, indent ! until I iliil wi-h he would
have tin- nu-Hxli'* or wiiu<ipiiig-cou*h i
HUll lltlt Jfot will. It WiiS W.l'ketl, IlUt I
•I .i l ; unil to i'ii it uli tin- lut In wretch
really tliou^li• I w " ' li'to witli trim,
' miJ intem.•• i to in ft linn it my god-
J motliei's. Tln.ni 1 could stand u no
I ii|HT. I | tilli'ii** 1 with t>• >i| ii• ■>tln r
' llii liurilx, ti'fuxfil to meet 'My IMly' ,
: ngli; the little puppy !—and mtide
mamma send tne hero tor a ntoiilli. I
all .II ne lelt out of Iter w ill—<imliuntlier ;
K ctiiirila', you know—hut I e uld not j
to timrriiil against toy will for iiinilliou
-nor f- r the whole world ; and I'd die
to fore I'd ao tnricli sptak to that
jtlre.dful H lly. Oh. wl.ut is the muter,
i M r. Brown '!"
"Mxttrr!" I grimed; "in tier' I
t'.iti l helieve it. You— ne—l
'•Oh. dear, what ia it, Mr. Brown?"
"I hi-lieve," xaid I, with the iiilmnea*
of ilea pair, "that you are 'My Kli/.a.
"Godmother Kiehartla docs rail tne
K' 'a. I w*a I'hriatened HI, lul 1 hale
the lutllie," end Lizzie ; "aid you
' go hI gracious ; You're not 'My Hilly!
Tin ll tlore w.iaa grand tableau. It
ended with u p-ul ol 1 lighter firm
j Liz* e.
"Si I ran away fiotn you," ihe - 01.
4 And I rati away from you. • lied I.
ill tragi' - toll - x.
Then I t Id lor all, and we loiktd
| •oleinilly "l e 11 h other.
"We have xgrh • nilno i n men. > d
Lizzie. ",M. Smith ai d Mr. I'. own.
II in v. r i titer• Im . mind tli.i' ymi t" e|.
| Mv H lly."'
"How Could I die, III t 1 at you Wc|e
•Mv I. iz i? ' I ant !. And then .
j 44 Well, II > lll.liter. I.ovefx HIW x d
i the xatne il.inga, I I e|j, ve
! Suffice |i to -IV that I dime I
holii" a* th 'Ugh the little light wig u
were a triuinpli.il ir . and twin\ ■ d •
w went together t-> our godue ' ! n t ■
TI . e Xli ll I • r- of the In ul e w . re ■ ■>*• d
and every thing wna v• ry 'pin t \ :.-r
ward I lit deft -od tt It tee diip| lit
Intent bad rallied mv godmntli r to t ik
to her Ih-iI with the idea that xhe w.i
extremely ill. No one answered our
firt knock, h it nt the second .in up] et
window ere iked, and a night < i|p-.|
' he ol wax itu k forth. Then tl erei ame
a little hriek. and an exclatnalton, v.
hement if iingrnnimatic I
"Gracious goodness, it - # them. I wax
going to al'er my w ill t morrow, and
here'* her with her B lly and h m with
hii Kli/-*. the door, Ihnab."
And in five minutes we were admit
tel. embraced, forgiven and cnngratuK
AVe have been married a great mmy
years now. and have never regretted it.
Indeed, we are in extremely happy
couple. But Lime always ium me
that no |iower could induce her to cul'
| me "Billy," and I cert inly wou'd tieve r
think of speaking of my wife ax "Mi
Judging by Appearauco
So-ne yean ago tlirn arrived at the
Cataract House, Jfi ,gr Fall*, an odd
looking mm nboM ap|*r.irancr and de
p irtuient were quite in contra*! with
thecrowda of well dre-ed and polished
figure* which a lotne I tin* < • l.r.n iie
sort. lie seemed to have |U t (Ullg
(torn the wood*; hi* dre.s wh !i wx
made of levther. st" d <li • tlfully in
need of repair, sppsr.nOv not I iving
felt the touch ola nr. dl- for ui .uy a
• long moot.i. A worn >ut b inkei tint
might have served lor a be i. ire
buckled to h : s shoulder* . a largi kri.'e
hung on one side, haiaiic* I i! ng. tunty
tin box on tiieother, and iiix l.e.i i un
cropped, tangle I and coarae, fell down
upon hi* bosom, a* if to c >intrr|K>ike
the we ght of the thick, dark lock that .
supported themselves on hi back ami
shoulders. This being, strange to the
spectators, seemingly half civiltiud, half
savage, pushed bis steps into the aet
ting room, unstrapped bis burden. I
quietly looked around for the landlord
| and then modestly asked far breakfast .
The Lost at first dtew bank with evitleni
repugnance to rcoeiva this uncouth I
form among his genteel visitors, but a
few words whispered in bis eer satisfied j
him, and the stranger took his place ia
tha company, some shrugging then ,
shoulders, some staring aod some laugh j
iog outright. Yet there was more in
that one man than in the whole com
pany. He bad been entertained with
distinction at the tables of prtocea ;
earned societies, to which the like of
Cueior belonged, bed bowed down to
welcome hie presence; Kings bed been
complimented when he spoke to them
in short, ko was one whose fame will
be growing brighter when the fashiona
bles who laugbt at him, and much*
greater than they, shall bavo been for
gotten. From every hilltop, end deep
shady grove, the birds, those blossom of
the air, will sing hie name. The little
wren will pipe it with her matin hymn t
tli*. oriole, coral it from tha slender vrst,
! x.-h of the meidiiwx • th" turtle dove
toil it through lh seer- t forests; tb
|in my-ViM' i- I mocking bird, po ir it
along tin- sir : and the imp ml exgie,
j the liild ol Washington, as he sits far
j up on tin- blue mountains, will scream
it to the tcnn -i ami Die stars. He
was Au hi i, Hi.* o rtiithologixt.
The in <,r>*g.. Ancri-mu family tii-gmx
and end* the day with colfcc that l"
unless nervous and billiou* iiicuit
alflu t the housi hold with their nerve
or livers. The gi-nerous breakfast cip
I ih wine and medtt ine to m my a worker 1
i a bile the dainty after I nner clip should
! he "nectar fit for the go l," hut on Ira
grant lurry of Arat.y, wi at slops are
offered 111 thy name ! Coffee liux little
• Liect food valui', hut although tot
nutritive is a valuable food aojumt by
pteveniing the waste of tissue*. It is
well ul lex'ed that a giving amount of
food will go farther if accompnied hi
colT-e, while every soldier hx* proved
it* power to relieve sensations of hunger
and fatigue. Its effect ax a stimulant
varies with individual temperament*
j physical condition, and whether taken
regularly or rarely.
I'hvxie ,in- generally agree th vtlt is
I harmless when taken without milk.
! Oilier* assert that aofm. element of the
( colfee with iiiuk m ik. * * leathery coat
ing on the lining ' f the M itnaeh tln.t
hinders d gesliun ll is a tiatiia of
\frie. . and til- v.irtii.a are liu- to
oil an I clitntte, winch iilf i t th'-fltvnr.
I'll- r*r le-rry gtows np.-r and belter
. flavor' I by 1 eillg kept. It ea-ily sli
j x.I -ol her o I .... in |. <• I a few hig-yof
|"j; . t have hi ■ii kn -An m spoil a
slilp'a 1.l go of •! e. N. ~r fuv It
ground, f> r it aid eont am f 'He par ts of
'fin >rv, !"'• he,i . or wheat. I', vit
r. I, fur Ihe r i 'ie;' ■ 111 ireer.-i.lv
I .ne i v m,' h tier than i* po - hie o
i.rn it- kitchens, K 4 ep in ■ . can .
ami gi ind e- r i* ii."- I. i
!h" .ri nit eharact.-i isti. if erf! <• i*
t vol it •• oil, ui d i!i ■ ip-r .or t.u ; I ""I
ol niiil. ,ng is I hat which develop* ill'
oil ill tii" gt•• 11t d.gre.*. It tliecof
fee |X i • u."d. 111 '• ur" the aroma • |• -
with I tie -t".iui, wnie tiie •„ I i:U't"tn
of pulling in "gg to enrich the color
real y d--troys to. 4 tl.vor. for a |r.
V"tit tin iei reticn of the oil by im u
i l og it-elf on lII'- kernels. •'o lilt ll an
for I intrmluced tlm pr■.■*** of tilierin g
,an 1 lor tin- a l'ten> n c lie 4 biggin .
i indispenaahle. it is a two storv coffee
pot wall two un cylinders fitting into
each other and cont-vimng -tranrr*
thlO Igh which the Wat. i g.-ntiy p.-root
ates ujain the ground c*.fto*. After
|aiuring on the teulmg water k> 4 * pit
wmiii hul do nol allow it to bod. 'fill*
method is simplicity itself, and as Ih* 4
no*, of u biggin is covered not a w.'.df
of the fragrsnce can .-scape till it
rcachesthe rupa, wh* re rah and strong
a has a fine, sru'mth fragrance. A fsv
orite pro|>o lion i> one third M cha and
I wot tarda Java.
Vonna cv ft* •• i* made by ]'Uttinr
three tea*|Monsful of lu| |if'l .ream
into a quarter of a cut' of l|ed rr. !k
: and filling up with filtered c..(f..e What
i* called ■•■ lit .is lut is aimplv * pint > :
milk anil ajunlof filteredcotle. brought
| to a I oiling j-oinl.
A host. 4 ** with *atixfsction
the coffee that rounds out her dinner,
for she offer* "otilv the eilj.* that leave
a friendly warmth," knowtr g th> i will
in*pir the 1,e,( rotiver*i 4 . >n of th •
hour. The table is at it* !• t, tor. for
th* fruit*, fl iwer- w..' 4 uiest* rem an,
while ting.-rb .tvl* an<l their embroidered
ha lies tn .ke | I* axing hsrui t.y ol color
1 4 i n| (en time the lxtge v* r titri mid
*>! 'I h* nvy service siigg.--' tig I>r 110 l
tries saving. 4 l,rrge heart never |ovei|
.'tie < ream I wet# placed I efore
xtat.-lv in ,ir>. s who a*Wed each gue-f if
'ie preferrd his ci tf.-e I) i k or "with
tttminthgs." I his custom I* ml a fuv
m ite, only, modem silver assurr o ighter
more gr ice'ul shapes. There is no fin*r
test ola lady's gr ami i'i" than tins
wIV of serv tig. hot th' ctf -e surely
h.-es <t* |ir*t fre*hn'S by being lr*n*.
feired to silver. Many la.lies have it
I uid at the kideb.aid by a servant,
whe passes the tinv cup on a lacquer
tr iv. accompanied by richest cream and
. ii'w*s of sugar tn a small jug and Ixiwl
o' choice ware. I'eople ol means some
limes allow the guest to serve himself
from a ctfrtirrr —* long slender vessel ol
hatnmrred silver or niello work. When
entertaining informally in winter, n
j charming way is to |>our the coffee in
j the library or family room. For this
' a lady mav use a small round table
i with a white cloth with needle work
| border, anil she ia indeed happy if the j
I can show a quaint "willow"an, brought
ovei the sea hy an almost foigotlen ati
' neater, and spoons worn smooth hy the ;
I iov* and sorrows of n century.
Variety and barmnny may be scared
j by ciijva and saucers identical in shape,
i but different in color and decoration*
A harlequin Affect ia often enjoyed by
having no two alike. Nothing cao stir
paaa three delicacy ami refinement of the
egg shell china from Japan. The social
eberrr influence of gathering around the
open fire, cup in hand, and tha home
like feeling of heing thua included in a j
family citcle, warms tlia heart of tba
most stolid old bachelor. A final falioi
tv is given if the cups are pnseed by
the children of tha bousabokl. Bridget
rejoices in this custom, fbr aha gains an
early acoea to tha dining room, and
"gits ma work done up," In summer,
in a country house, tha ooffaa may be
eoaily served on tba ruatio table of a
pisxxa, where tree and bird and sunset
glow, supplement hostnesa' efforts
to "drive dull care away."— MrVryttnvn
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