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In th« dewy morn
1 wove tb« red sash for my lover's sword,
Id tbe sound of the silver bugles
Blowing merrily over tbe violet vales.
My red lips leaned to the steel.
And kissed It for a holy cause,
And then-the lips of my lover—
Aud over the orchards
The music ol a farewell song.
In the mis.' 'Wreathed twilight
I wove the white shroud for my lover's
In the sound of tbe muffled drums
Moaning over the darkened vales.
Sly white lips leaned to the steel.
And kissed it, and were crimsoned,
And then—the cold lips of my lover,
And over tbe orchards
The long, desolate Night!
] THE LOST BRACELET. J
} BY M. ROBERTS. j
"We detectives see some queer
things," said John Jones, au old man
who li»d spent his life on the secret
police; "but our life is not altogether
free from romance; and as I have
nothing to do at present, I will relate
a circumstance that occurred to me
"Immediately after the war it was
no small job to reopen the postoffices
in the different Southern states, and
in spite of the regulations of the post
office department, and the vigilance
of the detective force, the amount of
mail'matter lost was truly astonishing
—not only letters, money and jewelry
were mis-sent or stolen, but whole
bags of mail were carried off at a time,
aud in many instauces so slyly that
the thief was never detected.
"At that time I was in the secret
service of the postoffico department,
and was stationed in the South. I was
kept more or less busy, but had noth
ing of importance to see after. Most
of my work consisted in finding mail
bags that had been mis-sent on account
of the ignorance or carelessness of the
"I had grown somewhat tired of the
monotony, when one day I received a
letter from the department at Wash
ington to report at one of the largest
"Next day I was at the postoffice
there, long before the regular time of
opening; aud, while waiting, I noticed
a young man about twenty-five, with
a sandy moustache, walking up and
down the street,and looking anxiously
at the closed door of the postoffice. I
watched him some time as he passed
rue in his hasty walk to and fro. At
last he stopped in front of me, aud
asked in an augry voice:
" 'Are you connected with the post
"I auswered in the affirmative, aud
was about to explain I was not the
postmaster, when he interrupted me.
'* 'Will you open thiscoucern today
or not, is what I waut to know?'
"I knew by his voice he was from
the Eastern states,and having traveled
considerably through the Eastern and
Middle states,l asked him:
"From New England, s'ir?'
"He looked at me a moment; his
eyes flashed, his cheeks turned red
with anger. Iu fact, I never saw a
man so angry from so slight a cause.
" 'lt- makes no difference where I
am from,' h«s at last said, 'I want to
know wheu this swindling concern
will open, at the same time nodding
his head in the direction of the office.
"I forget my reply, but it was not
calculated to coutinue sc unpleasant
a conversation, and I could not help
smiling when he, scarcely able con
tain l»is rage, walked off.
"When the office was open, I re
ported to the postmaster, and, after
we had retired to his private office,
he. said, as he pointed to the man
whom I had mit in the street:
" 'Mr. Jones, Mr. Levy here has
lost a diamond bracelet. It was
mailed in Virginia aud directed to
New Orleans, but it has never reached
Ats destination. I have done all 1 can
Jo in this matter and now turn the
rase over to you with all the facts in
"The knowledge received was of no
Aractical use. Several mail agents had
ueen suspected betweeu the point of
mailing and New Orleans.
'"Will you please describe the brace
k t?' I asked Mr. Levy.
" 'Yes, sir,' he answered, as he
jhowed me the mate of the one which
was lost. 'lt was like this,' he said,
■with the word "Mary" engraved on
"It was the most beautiful bracelet
) had ever seen. It was a perfect
Cem; and, as I held it in my hand, I
*ould not refrain from asking:
" 'Why did you send such a valuable
piece of jewelry by mail?'
"'lt was the mistake of a friend,'
tie answered. 'I directed it to be sent
by express, but he, thinking it safer
by registered letter, sent it, and you
klready know the result.'
"He then broke out in a fit of rage,
aud heaped abuse upon every one con
nected with the department.
"I did not blame him as much then
»s I did when I first met him in the
"After learning all I could of the
rase, and promising to telegraph to
Mr. Levy if I found the bracelet, I
started on the trail. It seemed almost
hopeless. I traced it as far South as
Charlotte, North Carolina, but there
all traces ceased. The distance be
tween Charlotte and New Orleans was
very great, aud any of the mail agents
and postmasters along the line could
have taken it. It was my first job of
importance in the South, and I was
determined to find it if it possibly
could be found.
"I examined the receipts of- the
South Carolina agent to the North
Carolina agent. The bracelet had
keen signed foe by a young unmarried
man. who shortly after died, and it
was impossible to find his books.
i"After remaining some time in Char
lotte, I went to the other end of
road, and examined the books of the
connecting agoutß; but no clue could
be found. All ugreed that it had been
stolen by the agent who had died, and
I was advised by my superior officers
to relinquish the search; but, being
anxious to continue it, I was allowed
one month more.
"There are several junctions on the
road, and some offices Where mail is
given out iu bags ami marked for small
country towns and villages. I had
hoped that,on account of theamountof
mail which at that time ] ossed through
the hands of the agents, it had been
overlooked, and had found its way
into the country.
"I had butoue week longer in which
to continue my search, when after ex
amining ail the prominent offices along
the road, I alighted from the train at
a station, en route for a small office
twelve miles iu the interior. The
mail to it—a we. kly one —was sent
direct by the mail agent.
"I hired a saddle-horse, and amused
myself with the stories of the mad
carrier, a boy of twelve or fourteen
years of age.
"Toward noon, I arrived at a small
country inn, and,after a hasty dinner,
continued on my journey to the post
office, a mile and a half further on.
"It was a beautiful day. The coun
try was bedecked in all the beauty of
summer. The tall majestic pines,
through which my road lay, waved
their heads in the breeze, and their
heavy sighs brought, to mind the drys
of Marion, whose bravery has added
poetry to almost every forest iu South
"I was absorbed iu thought, when
suddenly the forest ceased, and the
road ran down a long hot lane, at the
bottom of which was a large white
house, the residence of the postmis
" I roile along slowly, admiriifg the
Louse aw I did so. It looked cool and
inviting, and it was surrounded by
mock-oranges, while here and there a
tall pine waved its head above the
surroundings, and seemed proud of
the ivy that clustered around its trunk.
"I dismounted at the gate, and
passed up the flower garden. A lady's
hat, some small gardeu tools and a
book were thrown carelessly beneath
the shade of a tree, as if some girl,
weary of her 'work of play' and read
ing, had left them to enjoy a walk
among the beautiful shrubbery.
"As I ascended the steps, I turned
to enjoy the beauty that surrounded
me, now made more grand by the voice
of the happiest of all songsters, the
mocking-bird. It seemed a dream—a
something too beautiful and calm to
be true - a paradise—-and I could not
refrain from asking myself, as I
knocked at the door of this fairy abode,
if I were not a serpent come to destroy
all its pleasure aud beauty.
"My summons was answered by a
man, who asked if I wished to see
"I answered I had come to inquire
for a letter.
"He summoned Miss Mary, aud, as
I afterward learned, her father had al
lowed the office to be at his house, to
show off his beautiful daughter; and
she was a really beautiful girl of
eighteen, and even now I can sec the
Lappv smile with which she greeted
"'Please, ma'am,' I asked, 'is there
a letter here for John Jones?'
"I used my own name, as I knew
she had never heard of me, and I felt
for once as if my occupation was a
" 'Jones?' she repeated, as she
looked over a dozeu letters she took
from a small walnut box lying on a
table in the parlor. 'Jones? No, sir;
there is none for you. There are
some for Squire Jones' family,' she
added, with a smile, as she held up a
letter directed 'Miss Fannie Jones.'
" 'She will be glad to receive it?' I
said, after reading the address.
" 'Yes; I know she will. I know
who it is from, and am going to take
it to her myself, this afternoon. You
don't know her, do you?'
"'No, ma'am,' I answered. 'lam
a stranger here.'
"'I thought so. In fact I kuew it.
Come to buy cotton, I suppose?'
"I came near being thrown off my
guard. After some hesitation I an
'"I have come in search of gold.'
"'Then you ought to see Squire
Jones; there is gold on his place, they
"'I would like very much to see
"I am going over there this after
noon. I will show you the way,' she
"And, before I had time to prevent,
her light footsteps could be heard as
cending the stairs. In a few moments
she returned,talking and playing with
her father, with all the freedom of a
"After talking with the colonel, her
father, for an hour or so about the
cha'ige the country had undergone by
the war, he gave his coasent for me to
accompany his daughter to neighbor
"She retired, and in few moments
returned dressed for a ride. I will
not attempt to describe her beauty ;she
was the most lovely woman I ever
" 'I am ready now, sir,' she said,
as she tapped her riding-dress coquet
tishly with her whip. 'Now, pa, a
"She put her arm around her
father's neck. Oh, what a Lovely
"But what?" we asked.
"On the arm was the bracelet I
"I felt sorry I had found it. Why
did I not relinquish the search, as my
superior officer had advised me to do?
I felt miserable. A woman, fair and
beautiful, dressed to accompany m«
on a ride, now rested on her father's
neck, the very picture of happiness.
".Should I pretend not to notice the
bracelet, and never tell her orime?
Duty bade me do otherwise. I first
thought of arresting her then and
there, but on secoud thought I con
cluded not to notice the bracelet, and
telegraph the next day for Mr. Levy.
"I assisted her to mount her horse,
and, as we cantered through the shady
woods and her merry voice rang out,
I felt the meanest of human beings.
She sr«nt a pleasant evening; I, the
most miserable imaginable.
"The next day I telegraphed for
Mr. Levy, and, although I refused on
every possible plea but the right one,
I was compelled to accept the col
onel's hospitable invitation to dine
"I will pass over a week of mental
torture, during which time I was the
recipient of many kindnesses from the
colonel, when, to my relief, Levy ar
rived at the inn, and, as usual, raging
and swearing what he would do.
"I cannot describe my disgust for
the man, nor my feeling when I
mounted my horse to accompany him
to the postoftice. I made him promise
he would soy nothing if he saw his
lost property, and told him I would
arrest the person upon whom it might
be found when I saw fit. This I in
tended to do in the most delicate
manner possible, and that he should
not have the satisfaction of seeing it.
"We arrived at the house, and were
welcomed by the colonel, who intro
duced his daughter to Mr. Levy.
" 'This is the person who has the
bracelet,' I whispered.
"He looked at me in astonishment,
and then turned to the beautiful girl
"'Don't—can't;' he whispered. 'I
am willing to lose it.'
"On our way back, I saw he loved
her as much as I did, and it raised
him much in my estimation. He
visited her the next day.and went to
the Jones's. When I left there, he
was enjoying the company of his new
made acquaintance. In a month I re
ceued a letter from him, in which he
"'I have captured the prisoner!'
"And so he had. They were en
gaged, and, before the year was over,
"The bracelet had been sent there
by some mistake of the agent, and, on
account of the rough carriage it had
received over twelve miles of country
road on horseback, the pasteboard
box containing it was broken. When
she opened mail bag it rolled
out. Seeing it marked "Mary," she
thought it intended for herself. The
broken paj cr box must have escaped
notice, fort was never found. She
thought it a present from an unknown
friend. She wears both bracelet?
SCHLEY SLAPPED SAMPSON.
Story Told of an Old Knmity Between the
It has come to be pretty well under
stood that there is an old filed be
tween Commodore Schley and Rear
Admiral Sampson, the two naval offi
cers just now making history for
themselves and for the country.
When Schley was an ensign lie was
on board ship with Sampson, then a
lieutenant, and a difficulty occurred
between them,and ever since a grudge
has rankled iu the breast of Sampson.
The difficulty, years and years ago,
originated in this way:
Oue day Sampson missed some
bananas which he had hung up in the
ship to ripen. He was very angry
over the loss of the frnit aud tried to
find the thief. Finally he came to the
conclusion that a certain marine was
the culprit and sent for him. The
marine replied indignantly that he
had not seen the bananas and that he
was no thief.
This infuriated Sampson, who said:
"I will punish you for lyiug as well
as stealing." Sampson sent for the
druggist and gave the poor marine an
immense dose of ipecac.
Schley was ashore at the time, but
when he returned and saw the marine
suffering Schlev asked Sampson who
had administered the powerful drug
that had caused the suffering of the
Sampson told the whole incident.
The matter so incensed Schley that he
exclaimed; "No gentleman would
treat a poor marine that way."
And Schley following the exclama
tion, slapped Sampson in the face.
Then a scene followed. Sampson
Schlev* reminded him that it was
against the regulations for uaval offi
cers to receive or send challenges to
fight a duel, but added: "That need
not prevent your satisfaction,
sir. We can both resign today and
then fight it out."
Sampson did not resign, did not
seek satisfaction, and the matter was
dropped. —Chicago Chrouicle.
Her Antl-IC)i«iim»tlr Potato OutliTod Her
Recently a woman residing in the
country near Parkersburg, W. Va.,
died and was buried. During her
lifetime she suffered with rheumatism
and among the various other cures
recommended she carried a potato in
her pocket. For fourteen years she
carried the same potato, until it had
grown black and shrivelled with age,
aud had become as light as cork.
After the funeral the clothing of the
departed one was hung out to air.
During the "hauging out" it rained.
This necessitated a further drying and
airing, but when the dress was taken
down to put away it was discovered
that the potato was still in the pocket
of the dress, and duriug the airing
process had put forth several green
sprouts. The circumstance was re
lated by a near relative of the lady,
who vouches for its truthfulness.—
% THE REALM OF FASHION. II
An All-White KBect.
Fine white organdy, point de Paris,
lace insertion and narrow white satin
ribbon combine to make this waist one
of the most oharming seen this season.
To carry out the all-white idea, now
so popular, the full waist is arranged
over a pure white taffeta lining, which
has a soft and rather subdued finish.
The fronts are gathered at the waist
and neck lines, where the fashionable
pouched effect is given. The closing
is in centre-front, lining and waist
olosing separately and invisibly, which
is easily arranged by placing the hooks
and eyes just where the trimmiug
comes together. The seamless back
is smooth fitting across the shoulders
and drawn by gathers in centre at the
waist-line. The trimming is extended
across the back to give the yoke effect.
The neck is finished with a high stand
ing collar, over which a wrinkled stock
of the orgaudy is arranged, closing
under gathered frills in the back, this
W OM A N.~
style Laving ngain taken the place of
the now passe bow of ribbon. The
two-seamed sleeves, which only have
fulness at the top, are disposed over
fitted linings, stylish double epaulettes
standing out fashionably at the top.
Triple rows of the frilled ribbou
form evenly spaced bands above the
elbow to correspond to the waist trim
ming, and the wrists are finished to
match the epaulettes ami simulated
For separate waists of silk or tine
woolen, as well as cotton fabrics, this
model will be found excellent, it be
ing ample in construction and suited
to the applied decoratious that abound
in an almost endless variety of designs.
Tucking can be used in place of the
ribbon, as here shown, if the tucks are
made in groups in the material before
the pattern is laid on.
To make this waist for a woman of
medium size oue and three-quarters
yards of material forty-four inches
wide will be required.
Mr*. Linton's I'evnnnal Eilate.
Mrs. Lynn Linton's personal estate
has been valued at $82,420. It was
her desire that her body should be
cremated, and she bequeathed SSO to
the Cremation Society. She ordered
that certain Elgin marbles in her
house, which did not beloug to her, ■
should be sent to her husband or to :
his representatives for presentation to ■
the American National Gallery by his I
It Has Supplanted the Blazer.
To a great extent the Eton jacket
has usurped this season the place for
merly held by the "blazer," and in its
up-to-date shaping, as presented in
the large engraving, is an extremely
smart and becoming garineut.
A relief from the rather severe tailor 1
finish is shown in this jacket of cadet
blue serge (matching the skirt), that
is decorated with rows of narrow black j
satin ribbon, the revers and collar !
faced with black satin. The stylish !
walking hat of cadet-blue has a black i
satin, straw brim, rows of ribbon eu- j
circling the crown with black and j
blue curling coque feathers at the left j
side. The fronts, which are shaped i
without darts, are reversed at the top ;
in pointed lapels, that meet the rolling
collar iu notches. The back may be
made with or without a centre seam,
as preferred, and wide under-arm
gores, with shoulder seams, complete
the stylish adjustment.
Tbe two-seamed sleeves can ba
pleated or gathered at the top, the
wrists being finished with three rows
of ribbon to match the edges of the
A tailor finish of machine stitching
can be used or braid and velvet may
take the place of the ribbon and satin.
For pique and duck, crash and other
wash suits, this is a good model,
bands of a darker color, with plaiu or
faced collar, being the usual decora
To make this jacket for a woman of
medium size one and one-half yards of
material, forty-four inches wide, will
A Favored Combination.
For autumn wear, beige and deep
Tuscan yellow of rough straw braids,
trimmed with green velvet and shaded
velvet geranium or nasturtium blos
soms, in all their glowing colorings,
will be a favored combination.
Clerk, of Common Council.
For the first time in the history of
Mount Vernon a woman a few days
ago acted as clerk of the Common
Council. Miss linogene Hoyt, sistet
and assistant of the clerk, W. N. Hoyt,
read the petitions and various bills in
a businesslike manner, which created
a favorable impression on the Alder
Tight-Fltllng Silk Coat*.
Short tight-fitting silk coats witb
handsome buttons are just coming iuto
vogue. A thin black skirt worn ovei
a colored skirt is the correct thing
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Artificial fruit will be much worn
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droop on the hair as flowers have
hitherto been placed. Grapes are to
be mingled with dark violets, with
which they will harmonize in color,
and blackberries will be exceedingly
A Dresny Apron.
Fine white lawn, trimmed with in
sertion and embroidery, made this
dressy apron, that can be worn with a
guirupe, as well as for a protection to
a dainty dress. Three box pleats are
formed back and front, their uuder
folds being stitched to the waistline,
below which they fall in loose, grace
ful folds. A deep hem finishes the
lower e.lge, and the skirt is gathered
on the side to a short body, banded at
the lower edge by insertion. The
closing is invisible under centre pleat
iu back. Pretty bretelles are formed
over the shoulders by a graduated
frill of embroidery set on with a head
iug of insertion. A strap of insertion
crosses the box pleats at the top.form
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ished with a narrow standing frill ol
embroidery. Organdy, swiss, nain
sook, batiste or gingham will make
pretty and serviceable aprons in this
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duty as a dress ij hot weather.
To make this apron for a girl six
years ol age will require two aud one
quarter yards of material thirty-six
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The Two Match ei?.
Helen—"What do you think of
Kate's new tea-gown?"
Mattie "lt was made rather styl
ish, but don't you thiuk the colors
Helen—"Yes; but they matched
her tea very nicely."—Chicago News.
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