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How BeEant's Dream Was Re
alized ia East London.
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N Impossible Story.
This Is srhafWtlter
Besant calls his
novel, "All Sorts
and Conditions of
Men." To those
who are disposed to
accept things as the y
are merely because
they are, and to he
lieve that because
always, hare been
they always will be,
.the story does seem
ran impossible one.
To those social op-,
timists whose latest
lad is the doctrines enunciated in "Looking
Backward," and who find it no trouble to
believe that in tne year of grace 2000. so
ciety will be constituted and run on the
Bellamy model, Besant's impossible story
should seem Tery possible, for it certainly
does not propose to inaugurate such radical
changes as does the Boston iconoclast But
to that other portion of the people who,
while recognising and deploring existing
evils, do not expect human
lowers, is completed, it will be one of tne
architectural sigats 01 .uouaon.
NiaHT IK THE PALACE.
Night is, of course, the time to visit it,
for then those for whom it was designed
are there enjoying its pleasures. At 9
o'clock the scene is at iU best. A penny
admits us to the courtyard, which is
thronged with young people listening to the
Palace band discourse popular airs, and
scores of eonples walti around on the
smooth asphalt in unchecked sayety.
Threading our wav throngh the merry
crowd, we enter the Queen's Hall, a mag
nificent auditorium 130 feet long, 75 feet
wide and 60 feet high from the floor to the
center of the roof. Around it are Jhe statues
of 23 queens, while throned above the en
trance, Victoria, in Tobes and crown, scepter
in hand, gases with marble smile upon her
The hall is filled with a strange company.
Many of them are neatly and even well
dad, but the majority wear their working
.i.i... tk. o t fmat msnvoldmen
and women, their bent forms and wasted
firm showintr how bitter has been the
struggle of life with them. Mothers with a
whole brood of children, men with hard
hands and broad shoulders, and, of course,
the young "chaps and their irls are there
in great numbers. It is, indeed, a typical
East Jjondoc audience.
An organ recital has just closed, and the
Scots Guards' band is playing a march, fol
lowed by a rattling medley of Sullivan s
airs. The applause dies away and a young
lady comes out on the stage and sings an
Italian song. It might be thought that
such musie would be above the tastes of the
audience, but the prolonged cheers and
t,..j.iinnini (hows this to be a mistake,
and in respond the singer comes back and
sings "Home, Sweet Home." Perhaps few
audiences ever had so few among them who
knew what a home, as all that the word
should imply, meant, as has this one, but
as she sings they think, not, perhaps, of the
dingy tenement where, amid a poverty al
most squalid, they light that "battle for
bread which is like the savage's hunt for
food," but of the "home everyone builds for
himself in his heart and hopes, and when
the lasttrain dies away there goes up such
a burst of applause as almost makes the
marble queens tremble on their pedestals.
Near us sit two old women, poorly clad,
whose worn faces andJgnarled hands tell
that their lot is not an easy one. Beneath
the eye of one is a discoloration which
speaks, perhaps, of a drunken husband or
an unfilial son. Their bonnet strings are
ers are employed. During- -each term some
of the most distinguished men in Irfmdon
lecture on their specialties before the classes.
In addition to these night classes, there is a
course of day instruction whlsh is largely
attended. . ., , ..
But it must not be supposed that itls all
workand no play" at the People's Palace.
There are amnsements on every hand. J.ne
concerts in the Queen's hall, the gymnasium
and the swimming baths have been spoken
of, but these do not cover all the entertain
ments. There are shooting galleries, ball
and bowling alleys, billiard rooms,, flying
dnru tnhhix.b railwavs. Deep shows,
punch and jndv, tennis courts, and each has
its crowd of attendants.
There are the People's Palace Chess Club.
Cricket Clnb, Choral Society, Volunteer
Fire Brigade, Bambling Club, Military
Band, Debating Society, Dramatic Society,
Minstrel Troupe nd Literary Society, the
president of the latter being Walter Besant.
This is the People's Palace and its work.
During the first year after its opening, over
a million people availed themselves of its
DAIS OF COUETSHIP.
Maud Howe GiYes Some Hints
Lovers aid Their Lassies.
A PLEi FOE FBAMINESSJN GIELS.
Pertlaeat Facts for I6Hng Women
Are i&.Love to.Sememher.
Pv K wk Hv l
LOKG SHGAGEMENTB TO BI ATODED
rwnnrzs tob ihb sispatcs. 1
The advice of Solon to a young girl -who
is passing through thefairyland of courtship
would hardly be regarded by her, or by any
young person in her position, and I hardly
think my advice will oe oi any more .
But, as I have heen asked to give it, and as
one is always glad to talk with those most
delightful people lovers I will very diffi
dently give one or two hints which have oc
curred to me as of possible value to some
girl whose lover happens tor be away on a
journey, and who may be lulling to pass
the time, which she would prefer to pass in
his society, in reading these modest sugges
tions. ' .
To such a one I would say: Let frankness
aud reserve be your two watchwords.
Courtship is tiie gay novitiate to sober
marriage, but it must be always remembered
that it is a testing of each other's natures, a
trial of characters, which sometimes at the
last moment 4o not stand the test, are
proven to be unblendable, and the mar
riage never takes place. Eeserve in de
meanor is, therefore, alwaj to'be borne in
mind. . , , ...
TKn en mnrtl Of Wttat IS Caiieu m-
who is" willing to take., a littls trouble
about it , '
But to return to courtship. Beware how
you exhibit your captive to your frierids
until you are quite sure that the fetters are
fast about him; kedpyour owncounsel about
attentions which may .lead to nothing. This
does not apply to your father, mother, sis
ter, or to any member of your Immediate
family who has a personal interest in your
affairs, but to the half-dozen intimate girl
friends who will baa nick enough to spy out
your secret without your confiding it to
them; silence is golden ; Indeed, in such mat
ters. SOITE OOOD ADVICE.
If the world is to know that-Horace is
courting Harriet, it is from Horace that the
information must come. All men are not
Orlandos, and even he might have been
much annoyed if Bosalind and not himself
had spread the news of his attentions over
the trees of the forest.
Once Harriet ahd Horace understand eaoh
other, all the rest is so easy, xnere is no aa
vice so good as the two short words: Be
happyl Avoid lovers' quarrels; even the
bliss of reconciliation does not quite wipe
out the sting of sharp words given and re
turned. I have said a word about "long engage
ments, which are, J think, always to be
avoided, except and this is the most Im
portant exception where Harriet and Horace
are almost strangers to each other. A year
is then not tod long in which to learn each
nt Wc nhnracteristics. It is a good thing to
know howthe different seasons affect Horace.
He may be gentle- id June and fierce In
Febrnary; I' our iTer know each other
well, then the sooner they marry the better,
in ninety-nine cases out of every hundred.
Do not be afraid of beginning housekeeping
on a small income.. Horace will learn to
make it a larger one all the sooner' with
Harriet by his side, and Harriet will be
none the worse for learning the lessons of
ecohomy, for, as the Scripture saith:
"Bettena dinner of herbs where love is,
than a stalled ox ana aaireu vucjowh.
OUTSETS OF HEW YEAR'S.
TWO ANNUAL COMMENCEMENTS
t A. FORTUNE SEEKER: '
-: Written for The Pittsburg Dispatch',
'Rev.'T. DeWitt Talmage and Marian White.'
The ethical portions of thte story are specially contributed by Dr. Talmage. The plot and
. . narrative are by Mrs. White.
,A,fr,Jrnrtha trio. Ha assnred.Ber.loo7
t.. t. onTiTrl'Tidft In tba mras trainaort Of l
the way, and that he would ba gladito keep,
a defensive oversight. By this&time
they were in the Phifa'Jelphia stationf She
.uuraii nnt tTirooffh the window 'into what
was suddenly changed from darknesSinto a
lighted enclosnre. Ss .
' "There there!'
That is thai
rrh iW;Hvo W.i. tnltln?in the shadow offi
....... A i - At t-Am5. .!
a post, with his eyes nxea on mo wujuvn..
"Ufivno rtwlirnized him 83 Llovd DiCkSOn,,
t, mn "nffftMm- bank clerk, of whom,.-
Trrni!..-. xr.. T. l.f? tTiaf. afternoon moken
as having been distracted by a supposeajde-h
ficit The exhausted Mrs. Blakely waa.too'fj
weak to be further talked to. ana Jayn8
Tfihor In the attentive care of Nancy. j
wJiila ha went hnrriedlv to Diekson. At
ABEZ. MAYHE'S HOrjDJLY VACAXIOH.
r ' 7."
E!m a Sit of a BingerMystVl"
pleasures' and privileges, and the attend
ance constantly increases. On the evening
of our visit fully 5.000 people were present,
and a more pleasant, cheerful,; orderly gath
ering it was never our fortune to see. Cares
seemed forgotten, troubles let behind L Met
li .-.I .'..lnneipit nud strifes ended for
tte nonce. 'All appeared bent on pleasure
and improvement, anccess w l? :?
Palace! It is an oasisfin the desert of toil,
ii.!.. i .i.i..o.i.. far those whose lives
must be spent in pent-up tenement houses.
It imparts new life and hope and spirit to
hearti cast down with many "res. It eases
the burdens on weary backs. 'lo1
lonely, the ignorant and the joyless may
con .sad fin I delights beyond their hope.
A the ftudent of the. great labor ques
tion sees its towers rising from the ugliness
of the "joyless city," strong .fortress
against ignorance and vice and crime and
," j-? ..j o hnran of nromise to its
toilin? denirens. teaching them to live and
not wrely to exist, he. takes heart and hope
and cries but with Lowell:
'Surely the wiser time shall come
"When this fine overplus of mlsnt,
No longer sullen, slow and dumb.
Shall leap to mnslo and to light.
"In that new childhood of the world
Life of itself shall darice and play,
Fresh blood through Time's shrank reins be
And labormeet delight half way."
THE PEOPLE'S TkUL.CS ST EAST X4UTO0X.
to be changed, and society trans-
-tibrmed by some mysterious process; and who
RareVlaid to note anv steo toward imnrove-
"'.' i-jjntn't,i0itfe is encouragement ihjKtknowl
r -edge that the cardinal, feature in Besant's
dream', the "Palace of Delight," that grand
and beautiful gathering place for the poor, .
the tired, the sad, the heart-hungry -of that
great hive of industry, East London, has
Jiad its partial.if not complete,realization in
the People's Palace, a magnificent structure
facing the Mile End road, and which was
opened to the public by Queen Victoria in
her" jubilee year of 1887.
"The Joyless City" is the name that has
been given to East London. It include?
"Whitechapel, Mile End Road, Stepney
Bow, Shadwell and the adjoining districts
Nearly two millions of people inhabit Earl
London. 7t is the home of
A THOUSAND S2IAX.Ii XXDTJSXEIBS.
'Here is furniture making, gold beating,
glass blowing, cigar and cigarette making,
handloom weaving, match and matchbox
making, brewing, tanning, sugar making,
jam making, chemical manufactures, comb
making, mat making, walking stick
making, feather dressing, pewterers, cork
cutters, workers in sealing wax, shellac and
line, and nnmberlessothers the larger in
dustries furnishing employment to a score
or a hundred hands in single establishments,
the smaller to six or a dozen, or sometimes
carried on by individuals. Much of the
work is done at the homes of the toiler.
Competition is keen, the smallness of the
establicbments and the diversity of indus
tries prevent combination ot the workers,
and cheapness is gained at the expense of
bodies and of souls. Here the "sweating"
system flourishes in all its odiousness, and
between the upper millstone of necessity
and the lower one of competition unfortun
ate women who must earn their bread are
ground to powder.
It is an unlovelv section an ugly wilder
AH OLD-TIME BUNR0 GAME".
unloosed, and ther lean forward with their
eftows on their knee in.eontented. comforts
"Hi wish hi could j!ib,S like thatyJiann "
said one. "Wheai hi Vere a pell hi' could
sing a bit, but now, bless yer, hi can't'slng
no more nor a sparref."
"No more could she, Sary," replied Ann,
"hlf she'd 'a ad your Willum and height
kids to look arter. Stillllike to 'ear 'er."
"Yes," said "Sary," with a sigh. "It
makes one forget one' troubles for a bit."
Surely if the Palace of .Delight makes its
citizens forget their troubles for a time it is
accomplishing its work.- '
THE QKE-EYED CEITIC.
Bi WUhm Could Bing Like That, BannP
ness of bricks and mortar, remote from
parks, gardens, libraries, theaters, concert
halls and the other means for healthful
recreation and innocent enjoyment which
the inhabitants of more favored parts of the
city have at their command. The houses
are small and mean, the streets narrow.
"Whole families live in two or three rooms,
sometimes in but one. Social gatherings
e out of the question. The pavilion thea
ter and one concert hall are about the only
-places of amusement in "Whitechapel. The
museums and picture galleries are too far
away to be enjoyed. The only pleasures of
the people oi mat section must oc gamcrcu
Wthe streets or at the bars of the public
'houses which' abound in great numbers.
' Surely nownere in tne woria was mere a
wider field for practical philanthropy than
in East London. Nor hat it been neglected,
for, from the seed sown by Walter Besant,
in the "Palace of Delight," which, in his
foovel, he puts into the heart ot Angela
:-nr.muer. the heiress, to erect, has sprung
fetbApalrttol building called the People'
;7Pauce, which was built by funds subscribed
inz alone contributed $300,000. It fronts on
the KU Bad road, the great highway of
lialf a WUies people, aud when tie vut ze
tod,vltlt As pillared troatui UottU
A gentleman with a. black patch over his
leit eye and who, like. logo, is "nothing if
not critical," does not. join in praising the
songstress,. saying: "She does well enough
for tljem as likes 'er, but hi don't 'Er
voice is fair, honly fair, and she can't 'andle
it properly. Hit hall depends on the way a
voice is 'andled. Now, you 'ad hought to
'ear Rose Nichols. There's a voice- for you 1
And 'ow she can 'andle itl Is it hup? Hup
she goes. Is it down? Down it goes, till
you'd think she'd dropped it"
"We express a polite regret at not having
heard this vocal paragon, and he modestly
"Hi 'm a bit of a singer myself, but hi've
just got hout the London 'Ospital, where
hi 've been for six weeks. Hi lost my heye,
and since then when hi sing it makes my
ead hache." ,
"We had heard singing which affected the
hearers that same way, hut his case seemed
a unique one, and chancing the subject we
asked him " if the Palace had proved the
benefit to the people itsproprietors intended
it to be. It was a pleasure to hear him
answer heartily, that it had, that it was
steadily growing in favor, andwas in every
way a power for good. Nor was he the only
one who bore willing testimony to its suc
cess. All with whom we spoke were instant j
m lis praiaea.
"We 'ad the hold gell hont to hopen it
for us," he said, with a backward nod in
the direction of Her Majesty's statue.
"She's a pretty good queen, isn't she?"
we ask. After a retrospective pause, which
seems to .take them all in from Boadlcea
down to Anne, he replies:
"We've 'ad wnss."
Leaving the Queen's Hall we enter a
large temporary bnilding, where is being
held a representative exhibition of the in
dustries and manufactures of .East London,
the exhibits being the work of the pupils of
the technical schools of the Palace. It was
an exhibition, in itself. The skill displayed
was remarkable, nor were there wanting
evidences of a higher cnlture. for the paint
ings, water colors, etchings, brass work and
other art and decorative exhibits showed no
THE GTlQTASrtral AND XTBBABT.
In the immense gymnasium the Palace
Athletio Association were giving an exhi
bition to a large audience, while hundreds
of men and boys were plunging through the
waters ot the swimming baths. The library
and reading room had their full share of at
tendants, aud the Technical school rooms
were well filled with scholars. To give an
idea of their scope, it may be mentioned
that competent teachers instruct night
classes of over 3,000 pupils in reading, writ
ing, arithmetic, bookkeeping, French, Ger
man, elocution, civu service covering tne
examinations in every branch), stenography,
telegraphy, photography, land surveying,
etching, wood carving, "metallurgy, chem
istry, upholstery, filing, fitting, turning,
pattern making, molding and carpentering.
For females there are classes in plain
needlework, garment making, art
needlework, dressmaking, millinery, cook
ing, ambulance, home nursing and
hygiene, as well as the ordinary educational
branches. There are also classes in vocal
music, piano, violin and military band.
The fees for instruction vary, running from
2 to 21 shillings a study for the three
months term. The average fee would be
about 5 shillings, or $1 25. The classrooms
are supplied with the most approved ap
paratus, the ehemieaUaboratory and photo
graphic ioais bavisg most elaborate outfits.
The instraetien k tealaly f rataitoas, but
How London Shnrpi Swindled Conntrvmen
Over 70 Tears Ago.
An English writer said in 1816: Money
. m-bjio other than gamblers who
contrive that method to begin play. It is an J
almost obsolete prapftee, and Its twincneav
Jj'AZZ.t nnt 1 disnsedl. "Whatia
uk uiiih"h - -...- . :...
'this?" says.tbe dropper: "My wiggy! if
this is no! a' leather purse wun inuuei
Hal hal ha! Let's have a look at it"
While he unfolds its contents his companion
comes up and claims a title to a sharc "Not
you, indeed!" replies the finder; "this gen
tleman was next to me, was um ji"
To which the countryman assenting, or,
perhaps, insisting upon his Triority, the
finder declares himself no churl in the busi
ness; offers to divide it into three parts, and
points out a public house at which they
may share the contents and drink over their
good lnck, etc.
The found money is counterfeit, or screens,
or else Fleet notes. They drink. An old
friend comes in, whom the finder can
barely recognize, but remembers him
bv piecemeal. La bagatelle, the draught
board, or cards, exhibit the means of stak
ing the easily-acquired property, so lately
found, but which they cannot divide just
now, for want of change. The countryman
bets, and if he loses, is called on to pay; if
he wins it Is added to what is coming to
him out of the purse. If, after an experi
menter two, they discover he has little or
no money, they run on anu icaro uuu w
answer for the reckoning.
nocent flirtation" between young people in
this country, that an unsophisticated girl
thrown in the society of a young man given
to paying'attentions without intentions to
the most attractive young girl on the social
horizon, may sometimes be deceived by such
alight swain, and mistake for serious court
ship what is only meant for a pleasant pass
ing of the time. I think this is not often
the case, for a woman's instinct almost in
fallibly tells her with wha end a man per
sistently seeks her soolety; still, it does
sometimes happen that a very young girl
fancies she is being courted, when, in point
of fact, she is only being trifled with.
It is as well for a girl to bear this in mind,
and not to wear her heart in her sleeve.
t -u :. . i.n nnrt of the pleasure ol
iv. .i .ml tti thine that has cost us
the greatest effort to seenre is valued ac-
Until you have reason" to believe that your
love is being sought, no matter how much
you may care for a man, do not let him
know it If he, really wants your love he
will not fear to. risk a refusal. The man
who keeps his attentions to you ft secret,
..u.s. i iiiinv. that the whole world
should know he is your suitor, does not de
serve to win you. If his vanity Is stronger
than his love let him tjss by ; he is no true .
lover. Orlando wanted all the dwellers In
the forest -of Arden toicnow wo . -..
love for Rosalind, so" he hung verses on the
trees of the. wood praising her virtues and
beauty: every woman prefers an honest Or
lando who. whether his love is crowned with
happiness or not, is willing all the world
should know that he loves her and has
chosen her for his own.
The books of etiquette give rules of be
havior for lovers which may be of use to
some people; but the best rule is in your own
finer instinct "
So much forreseryev
If yon are galitrwarr loTe&-,fqr4he-
. . . 1 1..kmIj..mTa f-anl with
-sake 01 your iutareuHt";'" " """"
7. .3 !1L ... 1..k.1im1 IF WAV.
your suitor ana wiui jo wuuuku. -i. ..
are on the point of marrying from any other
motive ambition, pique, fear of being an
old maid, or anxiety to provide yourself with
a home, you need read no farther, for I have
no advice to giye you., except Punch's ad
vice to those about to get married, "Don t
This lecture is only for true lovers, to no
others doth it apply.
Perfect love casteth out fear. If you have
a,hot temper, a jealons nature, a tendency
to dispute, do not conceal it fromyourlover,
for he will be better able to forgive now
than later. Of course you are an angel in
his eyes, but all the same, if he be the good
fellow neougnti to tb, no juiuws j i
that girl-angels have plenty of fanltss If
they did not, would they be fi. mates, for
nun ana nis s.ina mnsuu tui
DE. TALMAGES CELESTIAL DREAM.
A Vision ot a City Where. Neither Poverty
Nor Want Ab)des.
Pr. Talmage In Ladles' Home Journal.!
One night, lying on my lounge when very
tired, mv children all.around me in lull
! romp and hilarity and laughter, half awake
aud half asleep, J. areamea tnis aream. x
was in a far country. And I wandered in
the suburbs of the city to find the place
where the dead sleep, and I looked all along
the line of the beautiful hills, the place
where the dead might most blissfully sleep,
and I saw towers and castles, but not a
mausoleum, or a monument or a white slab
was to be seen. And I went into the chapel I
of the great town, and I said: "Where do
the poor worship? and where are the
benches on which they sit?" And the an
swer was" made me, ''We have no poor in
this country." ..,,..
And then I wandered out to find the nov
els of the destitute, and I found mansions of
amber and Ivory and gold, but not a tear
.-ia t nnt n. Irh conld I hear, and I
was bewildered and I sat down under the
branches of a great tree, and Iaid; "Where
t? nrl uhnnm comes all this scene?
And then out from among the leaves and up
the flowery paths and across the bright
streams there came a beautiful group,
thronging all "about me, and as I saw them
come I thought I knew their step, and as
they shouted I thought I knew their voices,
but they were so gloriously arrayed in
apparel, such as I had never before
witnessed, that I bowed as strangerto Strang,
er- But when again they clapped their
bands ana snouteu njiw -o-....
the mystery all vanished, and I found that
time had gone and eternity had come, and
we were all together again in our new home
a nd I looked around and I said, "Are we
tions responded, "All nerei" Ana wnno
tears" Of gladness were raining down our
cheeks, and the branches of the Lebanon
cedars were- clapping their hands, and the
towers of the great city were chiming their
welcome, we all together began to leap and
shout and sing: "Home, home, home,
Brain and the Bare Spot.
,' f 'M
.1 i . L-l
utuaa tne isiana oixew
.York in 1685 a wall of
earth and stone was built
It was cannon-mounted to
keep back the Indians.
Alongside this wall ran a
vstreet. and as the street
.kept the line of the wall.
it was appropriately called Wall street
Short, narrow, unarchitecturaj. and yet
unique in ita history, and, excepting Lom
bard street, London, the mightiest-street in
the world. There the United States Gov
ernment was born. There Washington held
his levees. There Mrs. Adams, and Mrs.
Arnold, and Mrs. Caldwell, and Mrs. Knox
and other brilliant women of the Bevolution
displayed their charms. There preached
Witherspoon, Jonathan Edwards and
. George Whitefield. There Dr. John Mason
chided Alexander Hamilton lor writing tne
Constitution without any God in it There
Tieomrs were sold in the slave mart There
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2fte Compliment of tha Beason,
ABE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN HAPPIEST?
A Gifted Writer Answers the- Question In
Anna Katherine Green writes in the
Ladies' Borne Journal: In my life I have
known many women well. Among them is a
fair majority oi what the truly appreciative
would call happy, for which fact I thank
God. as it has helped, me to take, on the
whole, a hopeful view of life, as .well as
human nature. Now, are those women,
blessed as many of them are with devoted
husbands, cheerful homes, cultivated soci
ety, and leisure for the exercise of any
special talent they may possess, beautiful
women? With one or two exceptions, no.
Indeed, more than a few of them are i.posi-.
tiiv nlhin if feature only is considered,
while from the rest lean bingle out but two
or three whose faces and igures conform to
any of the recognized standards of physical
perfection. But they are loved, they are
honored, they are deferred to.
While not eliciting the admiration of
every passer-by, they have acquired through
the force, the sweetness, or originality of
their character, the appreciation of those
whose appreciation confers honor and happi
ness, and, consequently, their days pass in
an atmosphere of peace and good will
which is as far above the delirious admira
tion accorded to the simply beautiful as the
placid shining of the sunbeam isto the phe
nomenal blaze of an evanescent flame.
A Serious Question.
W 1 1 P W
Dicky Deedlehlaks (to Dotv
8HE BIT THE BANISTEB.
Do not play tbe part of the girl with the
abominable temper, whose lover tested her
patience by bringing her each day a tangled
skein to wind. Tbe task was alwavs accom
plished with the greatest sweetness. After
they were married our Petrnchio found he
had wedded a shrew. ,.. '
"How was it possible that you could have
had so much patience with those tangled
skeins?" he asked his wife.
For answer she led him out into the hall,
and said: "Don't you remember that I
used to go out of the room from time to
"Well, I came out and bit the banisters!"
Now, girls, do not bite the banisters; lake
my word for it, it's a very bad plan. Be
frank and natural, and lethim see you as
.you are, faults and all. Not that you are to
sit down under the burden of your short
comings, and. say, "I am cross, or jealous,
or lazy, or disorderly, and you have got to
make the best of it" Never, if we live to
be b hundred vears old, can .we afford to
take that point o'f view.
We speak of the battle of lifer-the battle
is mainly with our own shortcomings. I
cannot give you-the advice of Hamlet, "As
sume a virtue if you have it not;" but try
in all ways to cultivate the virtues, ana to
trim down the faults in the garden of your
I know no quality which is more im
portant In establishing a normal and happy
relation between a man and woman -than
that of frankness. With its help you will
be stronger to conquer those troublesome
weeds of vanity, selfishness or indirection.
jlf the courtship Is successful, and the time
of probation is to be long,, which is In itself
a thing to be avoided, I should advise our
voflng girl (the one.whose lover is away on
a journey, and who is reading this advice of
mine withoutmuch idea of following it), to
devofe some time of every day to the house
The woman of my acquaintance who has
accomplished more than any other in her
lire has for her motto these words: ''It von
want a thing done, you must do it yourself."
I take this to have, first, a literal meaning
A besides, asecond. broader significance.
If tnere is something that is of great im
portance to be attended to, there is no way
en re at to do it yourself..' We must never
think that other people will take more.
trouble for us than we will take for our
selves, for this Is very, very rarely the case,
The second significance of this most wise
device Is that if yon want anything well
done, you must be able to do it yourself.
If you know how to make bread and your
cook knows that you know the difference
between well and badly baked bread, you
stand a better chance of always having
The same b tra of pie-crust, Mttp ana
coffee. Though this advice may be some
what premature, I wish to lav certain stress
ori the matter of coffee that huge rock on
which so manjr domestic barks are wrecked.
No matter how magnanimous a man may be,
there i one thing he" cannot.forgiye the
wosaaa'b loves, and that is a cup- of ba4
& "Whatever ! is Wvoodyesr reach.'
coffee Is not; any woman can give ar
"When snow had covered deep the ground,
A hear by tnow-shoed sport was found
TJpon a rocky eminence,
Haffc'.no snow-shoes to go thence.
There Brnin slept He'd long to wait,
Bo took a little hibernate.
And in his isolation trusted.
The hunter's gun, long rusted, busted.
At this explosion Brnin woke,
.A4. snir.t to see'asd take a i
Availed himself of raeaw at
. i.t.Sii V .Iia 1.AWnr.li..
criminals were lasneaiuruuRu mo .Uws
tare behind carts .to which they were
fastened. That street has seen the corona
tion and the burial of ten thousand fortunes.
The abode of just the opposites unswerving
integrity and Up-top scoundrellsm. Heaven
descended charity and bloodless Shylock
ism. The present story shall tell of one
Wall street man's commencements ot the
New Year's of 1880 and 1889.
The man's name was Abel Mayne, and he
was a clerk in a broker's office. At the age
of SO he was seemingly np nearer to that
millionairism which all Wall street men
aim at than he had been st 25, when he first
entered the district of Mammon. During
the intervening quarter 6f a century he had
risen in fortune to a speculative business of
his own, and had dropped back to employ
ment on a salary. His income was fully
sufficient for comfortable support, and,
away from the fever of Wall street, he
ui...lw.it nnietlv content But in
the midst ot the excitements of great and
quick gains and losses, he was too sorry
over his own failure of enrichment to be
happy with his fair measure of success.
On the' day before Christmas in 1880, he
quitted his desk for ten days, for he had se
cured sp much of a holiday vacation as was
involved in an easy and leisurely errand in
New Orleans for the firm whith employed
"Well, a Merry Christmas and a- "Happy
New Year to you, Morris," he siid to his
deskuiate, as they were making ready (to
leave th office.
"Thanks, and the same to you," was the
cheery response of. William Morris. As
for me, I'm pretty sure of them. I,o
chock full of holiday feelings what with
Christmas trees, New Year's alls and lots
ofthIngs-thatI.')l he as Tar away from
Wall street as, you'll be, even if I do spend
tbe week her at the desk." .
"You've 'a fortunate disposition, Morris.
Now,, my mind, will be struggling here
though my bodv will be down in Dixie. '
"I trust vou re' not in the sort of bother
h.t Blmost snolled Dickson's Christmas.
How'a that? Well, he got his accounts en
tangled. He knew he was honest, .and yet
i,a ..Anld not make his fieures come out
right. -and Hetolled at them day. and night
until he was nearly ireuncu. c.u.. j
those books that something had been mis
appropriated, and he knew before God he
was honest aeknew.lfhecouldnotfixthe
matter before the end of the. year he would
go Into disgrace and into banishment from
h attafclishment. He came over.here very
early, before there was anybody in the place
and he knelt down at the desk and said:
'Oh, Lord, Thou knowest I have tried to be
honest, but I cannotmake these things come
out right 1 Help me to-day help me this
morning!' Then.he arose.aHd hardlyknow
ine why he did so, opened a book that lay
on the desk, and there was a leaf containing
a line of 'figures which explained everything.
That's what will make Dickson's Christmas
"0,'of course, it ia a good thing to keep
your work for other folks straight, bat as
for me I can't get a merry Christmas until
I've got some prosperous figures of my own
to puzzle over."
Mayne went from Wall street to & railroad
station to embark sontaward. xaepas-,
eneers were so numerous that, almost at tbe
last mlnnte, the additieaal oars wwre
separated from the others, and the train
went away in two seetioM. The extra
, wo. BM1 W the d-esrture of New
i Corkers for, Uw home of relatives, where
.they would apeao: tne nonaajs.
Itl one ot the private compartments of a
toarlor car sat a wau ana ecjaiw ?-"i
Accompanied by a maid Jervant, and pro
vided with all the purehasaWe comfertoof
tAveL But it was clear at a glance that the
l..a aukt aarrv out He lire, as m ass
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much fashionableness and some eccentricity.
For several years her physician had feared
lung trouble for her, and had tried to in
duce her to go to the South for the"winters,
but she had stubbornly refused to leave the
life of New York in its gayest season.
Finally he had in despair told her that she
would not live until spring unless she. fled
from the Northern climate. So now she
set out for Florida. The servant bestowed
her carefully inher exclusive compart
ment, and then went out to see to some de
tails ot baggage. When she boarded the
train again, at the warning of the steam
whistle, she entered a car belonging to the
first of the halves into which the train had
been divided, and by that mischance was
started away from her charge, who was in
the later section. Mr Blakely knew noth
ing of the accident as yet, and soon her own
car was rolling' along at full speed. In her
excessive fatigue, the invalid fell asleep,
and when she awoke at the end of an hour,
she supposed that she bad only dozed a few
minutes. Therefore the absence of the ser
vant did not disquiet her at once, but after
waiting a while she became alarmed. The
porter tapped on the door, and entered to
llirht the famn. for darkness had fallen.
"My girl, Nancy do yon know where
she la?" the woman querulously asked.
The man did not know Nihcy from any
other -young woman. But he conjectured
that she had been separated from her mis
tress by the division of the train. He ex
plained that there -would he a reunion at
Philadelphia within an hour.
Left alone, Mrs. Blakelv took the idea to
count the money which she had exchanged
into bills at the last moment She opened
her traveling bag, and emptied the crisp
new paper into uer ojj iuuk w.i ovu.
coins, which had been provided, for conven
ience of expenditure along the route. All
at once a draught of air struck her face. In
her surprise she looked up. The door had
come open. She frantically seized a shawl,
threw it over the money lying on her lap as
a man appeared. She was ready to
taint in her terror. This man
must surely have seen her In the
act of counting her money, and he had come
to rob her. Panting for breath aud with
face drawn and haggard, he watched her,
preparing, she thought, to leap upon ner.
Incapable of opening her lips, but hearing
her heart beat and her ears ring, she sat iu
abject terror. In a hasty, unconscious move
ment her knees drew nearer together, and
the coins began to roll to the floor like rain
water from a gutter-pipe. The man stared
in surprise at this stream of silver, and then
bent forward as if to pick it up. In her
fright the woman started up, throwing all
her wealth" to the ground, and hastened
toward the door. But the man saw her in
tention, sprang forward, and, grasping her
firmly by the arm, forced her back into her
seat Then he shut and locked the door.
"Listen to me, madan," he said, "I don't
want to rob you, and fo prove it I will pick
up all that money ana nana it oac& v you.
But I am a lost man if you do not letn.e
stay here. I can tell .you nothing more.
Wittnr t vonr flld.I shall be lost"
Then throwing himself upon his knees he
picked up the coins upon the floor, search
ing even for those that had rolled to the
most distant corners and restoring some
notes that had fallen. When the small
leather bag was again filled, be returned it
to its owner. The amount was $5,000.
"I am a fugitive from the law,'' he said.
"An officer is on the train to capture me. He
will not be likely to enter your compart
ment If you will let me stay until we
reaoh Philadelphia my danger will be
passed. Will you?"
Mrs. Blakeley's silence, which ie con
strued as assent, was due to exhaustion.
She was no more able to utter "no" than a
"yes." There came a rap at thedoor.
"What do you want In there?" they
heard the porter say outside. "A rich lady
is alone in that section."
"Then my. man can't be there," was the
response ot another man, and he passed
Mrs. Blakely lay back in her couch-like
chair, silent and motionless. She was still
weak from terror, but gradually recovered
her composure. As to the man, he sat bolt
upright, staring straight ahead with tbe
Left Alone uy the World.
the same instant a stalwart man laid a hands
on Dickson's shoulder.
"Vnn'va canehtme " the vonnz man said2
"I will go back to New York with you, and!
make no trouble." -e J
"What is the- matter, Dickson?" MayheJ
"I'm a defaulter that's all," was the.
The captor turned to Mayne, and whis'pl
ered: "Don't worry him. He is temporal
arily insane crazed by hard work, and
laboring under a delusion that he has stolen!
money ironi the bank where he works- To3
day ne got relieved of his strain, and aj
mental reaction crazed him. I am a physi
cian and the bank president sent me tol
overtake and capture the poor fellow."
The whistle blew, and Mayne had toj
hurry into the. train. Iu his berth h'el
mused on the curious affair and could not
fall asleep. He thought of the five thous-1
sand dollars, and coveted them; oftherpal-1
pablv dvlnz owner, to whom they wonldf
not much longer be of use; of the- absence j
of natural heirs, if what the cashier hadr
said of her family isolation was true; of thai
singular circumstances which had made thai
innocent Dickson seem a fleeing criminal ft
and he was afill awake when -the porter
touched him. ' n
"Begpaidon, sir," said the porter; "butj
The Boboer Vnmatla JSlnuelf.
LUten to Me, Madam.
rigidity andpaUorofacorpse. From time
to time she glanced toward him. He was
about '20, extremely handsome, and with
all tbe appearance of a gentleman.
The train hastened on, sending out
through the darkness its shrill cries, some
times slackening its speed and again start
ing swiftly forward. At last its pace mod
erated, several whistles sounded, and every
thing came to a stand-still. Camden,
across the river from Philadelphia, had
"I am more grateful to you than I can
tell " the vonni? man said. "Good-night"
He slipped out of the room, and Mrs.
Blakely saw no more of him. Her aid had
been passive, yet, she could not convince
herselrthathewas a guilty runaway, and
so. she was not sorry that she had helped
HereNaacy restored herself to her mis
tress, and that had scarcely been accom
plished before Mn. Blakely encountered a
slight acquaintance in, Abel Mayne. It
chanced that she had an account at his em-;
ployers' baaking office and he had witnessed
the exchange of other securities into the
Botes and silver lor her journey. He had
heard the cashier advise, her to take a drait
on a Florida bank, instead, and carry only
cash enough to meet the requirements of
th fnnmev: bnt. she had obdurately in-
citw noon her less safe method. The
cashier had privately remarked to his com
mdM. after sh had EOBt "I don't know'
that it would matter if she lost, it, for she
has ptenty, aad I'm told she is without a
relative ia the world to leave her fortune to."
In passing the doer of Mrs. Blakely's car
room, just as Nancy was holding it open,
"Will job come in, sin" she; caned,
recognising his face. "I have had an ad
venture with the saeaey I drew from yor
Th.n 1m laid him at the yoaae stranger
ltreio, aud 1m Metaled her to ke the
the lady I saw you with Is very
Ok w.nli -vnn ' - 4 .
Mayne hastily dressed himself and went
.- ii -mv!'. nrlrate compartment!
The distracted Nancy was supportinsher
f.tr hnt it was a meiess iona iuui
l. lisTrl The' woman was dead. A 4
"it was the robber that killed her.
Nancy sobbed; "he scared her so, jf
ii .!,. -rvna hail than?ht about I
matter now returned to his mind, and '1
condensedly that, in an instance, realuedl
.u- u- ,:t. t.v. the SS 000 in safetv.J&SSM
"(i nrt fetch the porter." M- saiajetej
She obeyed, leaving him alone for-twofort
three minutes witu ukumu .jn
Later, when the hand-bay was openegj
not a dollar was in.it
the cosnnaf CEJUQiT or a hew tbab
TTnder the twelfth stroke of the braiS?
hammer of the city clock the year 187911
.wl. andtha stars of the night weretha
a...i n.iie Tt was in New OrleaaT
that Abel Mayne heard, the midrnghtbeUji
He thrust his hand unner the pUlOWnttj
felt that the $5,0Q0 were there,as he haa aoaj
monv time dnrine each of the nighta of ,th
week that the money had been in hisposMjg
sion. He repeated to his accusing ,fS33
science the quieting argument tnas wtgS.
sIen the money from noDoay, oeesiuauw
owner was dead, ana sne naa ieii no otj
Then he fell to planning speculations wU
this capital, and so scheming fell asleeppl
Next morning his des mate, Williaa
Morris, arrived at the hotel, to help through
the business on which he had Deem-sea
South, and which had proved more imperjh
ant than had been expected. So hefc4
companionship for New Year's Day, wWek
in New Orleans is very festive for themt
dent, but not. social for a lone stranjer.
They had dinner together, and they,tatf
of their prospects for the just winmeMj
"There are many men," Morris remarited
"who estimate tneir ihb ou kuw .
.mnnn) nt mnnev they have accumulat
mi.. .... vrho Ti wasted.' Wh
r.,f.rm mnnev. NoW. ltls AllcantlM
insincerity to talk against mobeyaa thowl
it had no value, it may sjjracu..is.
mnt nnrl education and ten' thou:
M..trl mrrnnndintrs. It is the SprtwHl
of the table that feeds your childmj;
i. . Tt ,. tha liVhtineof the far
that keeps yon warm. It isth makiafjjj
the bed on which you rest fromcari)a4
anxiety. is tne carrying uu ,-ww
you to decent sepulture, and the; puttifgB
of the slab on which is chiselled the story M
your Christian hope. It is simply hypeeriJ
this tirade in pulpit and lecture hall ajjtajj
"I'm glad to hear you preach so seasiwy
Mayne responaea, aeriYiug wtf
imm the wnrd than their utterer Ima
"T mn tn vet rieh vet- see If I doa'ti'iM
"Has somebodv capitalized you,. ASM
iiv.. -- l... (. "Well. T haval
-, j.ca j.u u .?. tf w . .
r new schemes for 1880."
"Honest ones I trust"
Wh.t niVu tnti rrrtSt?"
V'Mv dear fellow. VOU Seem tSlteSMI
question personally. I was boxiy
preacuer, you oivcu veu uic, luuioa
Is full of texts. Bemember thatthj
who geta his gaiff by iniquity. willt
it all. One moment after his d"pariitll
life he mi not own a certificate '5tltei
will not own one dollar of GovsfiJBl
enri ties, and the poorest bey &UJM?J
the tet witn a cent, in oh 'hwun
ttke (uml nrocasaion at tha'dtMal
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