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A SIMILAR CASE.
Jack, I hear you've gone and done It,
Yes, 1 know ; most fellows will ;
Went and trlod It once myself, sir,
Though you sec, I'm single still.
A ml you met her did yon tell me ?
Down at Xewnort last July.
And resolved to ask the questions
At Htoiretf So did I.
1 1 ii)i)ose you left the ball- room
With its music and its light ;
For they say love's tlauie is brightest
In the darkness of the night.
Well, you walked along together,
Ovei head the starlit sky.
And I'll bet old man confess It
You were frightened. So was I.
So you strolled along the terrac e,
Saw the summer moon jH.ur
All It? radiance oti the waters
As they rippled on the shore :
Till ait length you gathered courage,
When you saw that none we e nigh
Ild you draw her close and tell her
That you loved her? So did I.
Well. I needn't ask you further.
And I'm ure 1 wish you joy.
Think I'll wander down and see you
When you're married eh, mylioy?
When the honeymoon Is over
And you're settled down, we'll try
What? The deuce yon say ! Rejected,
You rejected ? So was 1 !
"It is very likely Agatha is a little
spoiled. She is a beauty and an
Mrs. Mordaunt's soft, yellow hands
were busied in cutting out an em
broidered edge, with a pair of tiny,
glittering scissors, as she leaned back
in her easy-chair, before the long French
window opening into the garden of
Locust Lawns, as the Mordaunt place
A little nearer to the window, with
an open book upon her knee, as she sat
on a low footstool, was her niece,
The gardens at Locust Lawns! Vel
vety banks and drooping willows,
white-armed statues, clothed with blos
soming vines, fountain jets, ribbons of
bright bloom and blossoming locust
trees. The scene was very fair. Birds
sang in it, and butterflies flitted through
it; and in its midst stood the elegant
mansion of gray stone, with its" bal
conies, pillars, and windows of piate
glass. A pair of great bronze lions
guarded its portals, and in the large
bay windows rare exotics seenied to
look out into the sunshine.
"Yes," related Mrs. Mordaunt,
"Agatha has always had her every wih
gratified, and probably she is a little
"She was fourteen when she went
away, she must have changed in
three years," murmured Sylvie, gazing
dreamily out among the roses.
"It is three years,-' responded her
aunt, in a niedilathe tone. "I was
very loth to leave Agatha lehind me
when we returned from abroad last
summer, but her fat Iter declared that
her music needed it, and she was in the
best of care. Now, at last, her educa
tion is finished."
Mrs. Mordaunt spoke more to herself
than to Sylvie. She was never apt at
any time to give her niece, whom .she
considered a mere child, much of her
conlideuce; and yet Sylvie was only two
years younger than Agatha.
in a week Agatha was at home a
sumptuous voting beauty, who wore the
biurk poppies in her golden hair, and
ever looked like the ideal work of a
painter; but she was very unlike a
goddess to live with, having the most
exacting and selfish nature.
"Did you ever see anything so lieauti
ful as Agatha is, Joy?' asked Sylvie of
her uncie's ward, .Joy Eggleston.
"A painting of Circe."
For one little moment Sylvie looked
troubled, for she and Joy had their
"Ah, you love her now! She is pret
tier than I."
"Hush! forbidden fruit is sweetest,
For his guardian strenuously advised
him to marry money, his own fortune
not being large, and his tastes and
habits luxurious and never dreamed
of his falling in love with the child
called Sylvie, and so the young lovers
had need of secrecy.
The weak and indulged Agatha was
far more a child. Sylvie's was a pure
and noble soul. She had all the
strength of truth and simplicity, and it
was the girl's very beautiful self that
Joy loved. Yet the Egglestons had
passionate blood, and Agatha Mor
daunt drew him towards her by the
sensuous side of her nature. As for
Agatha, she had fallen recklessly in
love with this princely young man.
"I don't care if he is poor, I'm going
to have him, mamma."
"Joy isn't poor exactly. His income
will always support him in modeiate
style," considered Mrs. Mordaunt.
"But we have looked higher for you,
darling. There is young Almont, the
Governor's nephew. Your father, I
know, has set his heart upon that match
"I detest Tom Almont, with his silly
speeches and compliments. I tell you,
mamma, there isn't such another
splendid fellow in our set as Joy Egg
leston. You can't see it, because you
are used to him; but he's charming a
perfect Adonis. All the girls are rav
ing about him, and I will have him, or
"Joy's personnelle is very fine, I
know, Agatha. He is singularly hand
some and genteel. I shall be willing
myself, since your heaft is so set upon
him; but your father "
"Oil, we can outwit father."
For three years the house had been
as quiet as a spell-bound castle. But
Agatha had come out now, and where
one entertains with the most prof ase
hospitality, guests are plenty. The
Maynards, the Stringhams, the Al
monts, and even the Governor himself,
were at Locust Lawns. Tiiere was
constant music, feasting and dancing.
Joy, being the young gentleman of
the taniily, was constantly deployed as
Agatha's escort and companion. As
for little Sylvie, purposely dressed in
the juvenile costume of white, with a
blue sash, nobody thought of her at
She stood behind a pillar of the
verandah one evening, watching the
colored lights on the lawn, where the
company were waltzing, when a pair
of lovers strolled by, not perceiving
"What a superb creature Agatha
Mordaunt is, isn't she ?" asked the lady
of her companion.
"Yes. And that black-haired fellow
dancing attendance upon iter is the
happy mau, is he not?" asked Dick
"Oh, that is her father's ward, Joy
Eggleston. lie will marry Agatha,
I dare say, if she per f era hinn She
always does just as she pleases."
And then the two passed along,
leaving Sylvie trembling in every
Fearing her thoughts, she started
from her solitude at last, and, descend
ing the steps of the lawn, her white
dress caught the eye of a young mau
speeding by. He turned back.
"Is that you, Sylvie?" asked Joy.
"I thought it was a spirit. Are you
having a good time?"
'Are you, Joy?"
"Well; the music's splendid, but I'm
everybody's man. Your aunt wanted
me to oversee the tables, and I promised
Tom Almont to take care of his sis
ter." "Flossy Almont? Dear Joy, it is
Agatha you have danced with all the
evening. It is as I have said you will
She saw his dark eyes widen on her
face. And he he beheld a face, so
pure, so sweet in its purity, that he
leaned suddenly and kissed the cool
"Dear little Sylvie, I shall never love
her. I shall never love any one but
He caught her bright involuntary
smile, ami his own face grew brighter
"Don't look so fork.rn, dear. You
make me sad. Come and dance; 111
get you a partner. 1 see your aunt
beckoning to me."
Signaling to Mrs. Maynard by a wave
of his hand, he swept Sylvie into Jack
Stringhanfs arms ami was off.
Yes, he was very popular here,
there, everywhere, bright as a fairy
prince. No wonder the girls raved
about him; no wonder he was beauti
ful, blonde Agatha's choice.
Tiiere were charades the next even
ing, and Agatha in frosted silk and
snowy lace, was magnificent as a bride
in the pretty representation of "He
brides.'' And it seemed all by chance
that Joy Eggleston was the groom.
"A splendid couple!" "A perfect
match!" the company whispered.
And Sylvie saw and heard.
"He promised me he promised me!"
she whispered to tier aching heart.
Ah, but promises pale when the
heart is young and the blood is
The charades were ended, and Aga
tha, all glowing with her alluring
beauty, was in his arms.
Sylvie was watching them.
He is her choice depend upon
that,'' whispered Jack Sirmgham.
"For myself, I'm afraid of these out-and-out
beauties, and prefer a quieter
He leaned close to the delicate girl
leside him, but she did not heed nor
Joy had left Agatha for a moment,
and suddenly Mr. Mordaunt tapped
him upon the arm.
"My dear boy, have no fears. 1
have not the heart to blight your happi
ness. 1 did have other plans for
Agatha, but I see for myself you are
both suited. I shall give my con
sent." A vivid color swept over Joy's face.
He uttered no disclaimer. He turned.
Agatha snatched at his arm.
"Come out upon the verandah for a
They swept past the crimson curtain
out into the moonlight. Agatha still
wore the frosted silk and snowy veil.
"Joy, mamma says oh, what shall
we do? mamma says that Mr. Verne,
who married us in the charade, is a
justice of the peace, and we are we
are really married."
He did not see through the trans
parent manoeuvre of mother and
daughter, by which both he and her
father had been outwitted. He realized
only that he was the envy of every
young man present; that he knew Aga
tha's fortune to be even more than it
was popularly supposed to be; that this
beautiful creature with the license for
unlimited pleasure and ease offered him
in her jeweled hands this Circe, as he
once likened her to was his very
"And papa will be so angry, you
know. What shall we do?" Agatha was
"Fear nothing, my beautiful one. I
have your father's consent, Agatha
and if you are mine, you will stay
He clasped the glowing creature
close, and whispered again:
And Sylvie wras forgotten.
Forgotten yet close at hand, for
they had come upon her all unseen,
and she had heard all. She glided from
"What was that went by?" asked
Agatha. "A ghost?"
"1 saw nothing. L:t us go and
speak to your mother, Agatha."
Arm-in-arm they re-entered the daz
zling rooms both flushed, triumphant
faces telling the whole story.
"It is settled, by Jove! He is master
here," he heard -Tom whisper.
But he did not hear the response of
the young man's mother Mrs. Al
mont who had known Agatha and
her mother from the girl's childhood.
"Sold his birthright for a mess of
He heard nothing but congratula
tions. He was the centre of a whirl of
excitement when it became known
through the thronged rooms that he
and Agatha were already married.
He saw, "by looks and wreathed
smiles," that his place in society was
now assured. He had wealth and
prestige with his handsome wife.
Who missed Sylvie? Xo one.
Early in the morning, a maid came
trembling to Mrs. Mordaunt's door.
'Miss Sylvie she had not been in
her bMl all night, and no one knows
where she is."
But in a lew moments she came glid
ing in from the damp garden, her
white, dew drenched garments clinging
close upon her chilled limbs; pallid as
death, but for the two fever spots on
her cheeks; silent, but for the in
coher nt murmurings of delirium.
They put her to bed, and kept the
matter hushed from the bridegroom
for already the preparations for a
splendid wedding reception were com
menced. But before they were finished little
Sylvia lay stilled forever in the gray
dawn, and they dared not go on, witli
death in the house, and Joy must needs
"Sylvie dead Sylvie?"
His face frightened his wife.
"She has been sick, you know, for
"I did not know. You know I know
nothing. Sylvie-Sylvie! Cheat heavens!
how I must have b jen entrapped !"
Such tears and groans over her life
They dared not go near tim.
Sylvie, poor, harmless little thing,
was laid away in the family tomb.
But from that day Joy Eggleston was
a changed man. He was narsh, fierce,
reckless a man of pleasure, or, rather,
of exciting changes. lit sought the
most dissipated company and squan
dered his wife's fortune, until, in two
years, beautiful Locust Lawns went
under the hammer.
"You took me for bettor or worse,"
he cried to Agatha, "ami it has been
It was indeed.
But suffering disciplined the selfish,
thoughtless girl. Still she clung to
him, and, as he went dovn, ministered
to him. And when their money was
all gone, and they stood together on the
brink of starvation, h realized that
this pale creature', too, bad suffered.
He laid a hand on her bowed head.
"We have both been punished," he
He pitied and came U love her now.
And then together thev ate the bread
earned by the sweat of lis brow.
THE DAILY GBIND.
There are times when every man
whose life is devoted to a single occu
pation tires of it, and utters impatient
protests against the "dally grind" that
is wearing out mind arul body. He
sighs for anything but the treadmill
upon which he performs a daily march
on the knowledge that to-morrow and
for many morrows, probably until for
him the wheel revolves no more, the
same steady tramp, the same daily
grind, will continue. The hod-carrier,
w hose life is a perpetual march up a
ladder and down again, the mechanic
at his lathe, the clerk at his desk, the
merchant at his books, the lawyer at
his briefs, the journalist who has
scarcely time to glance at the paper
just issued whilst working for the paper
to come out next morning all per
forming the labor of Sisyphus in rolling
the stone to the top of the hill only
that it may roll down again each has
his moments of weariness and disgust
when he sighs for escape from his
monotonous toil. Poor Charles Lamb,
standing for long and weary years at
his desk in the India House, cried in
a moment of impatience hot frequent,
with that patient, self-sacrificing spirit,
that "the wood was entering his soul,"
ami the feeling has been shared by
thousands under similar circumstances,
though they may not have given it like
But, after all, the daily grind is not
wholly an evil. In the majority of
cases it is not an evil at all. There
are occasions where it proves a positive
good. With few exceptions the human
mind works best in harness. The man
who has a fixed occupation, and who
devotes himself faithfully to it, is, in
ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, on
the safest road to material success, and
certainly pursuing the best course for
his mental health and comfort. It is
not the monotonous daily grind that
wears out a man so much as the excite
ment and anxieties of a more unequal
life. In the former case the faculties
may be kept in full play, and yet the
work is performed with but little strain,
because the mind by loDg use has be
come trained to perioral much ol the
labor unconsciously. The hardest men
tal workers have lived to good old age,
and preserved their physical and men
tal strength to the last by recognizing
this fact and acting upon it. Their
labor was systematized, so that it be
came, in great part, routine work, a
regular "daily grind" that kept their
minds in full activity without undue
strain. It is not the steady pace that
wears out the horse, but the "spurts"
which call for sudden and exhausting
expenditure of muscular force. A well
constructed machine, kept in steady
use at uniform speed and with the
strain to which it was adapted, will
last longer than one suffered to lie idle
at times, and then subjected to sudden
and unequal strains. It is the same
with the iiuman mind as with the
horse and the machine.
The great value of the daily grind is
seen in periods of bodily suffering or
mental distress. Work, steady, un
ceasing work, laDor that must be per
formed, is frequently in such cases the
salvation of the sufferer. Through
force of habit, the mind, almost me
chanically, bends itself to the accus
tomed task, and in performing it the
pain is partly forgotten, the mental
agony dulled. No better anodyne for
mental distress exists than steady work
of an accustomed character. Without
its saving influence many a man has
succumbed to dull despair, or sought
relief m excitements that result in
physical and mental ruin. Although
Charles Lamb uttered his impatient
protest against the desk which exacted
of him the daily grind ot routine worK,
that daily exaction probably kept him
from brooding over the sad tragedy
which had darkened his home and
made bis life one long sacrifice and
continuous painful anxiety. He was
but one of the mauy who, in der the
continuous strain of anxiety and men
tal distress, found their greatest help
in the "daily grind" of unremitting
labor. Cleveland Herald.
THE TROUBLE IN THE WAY OF HARRY
ING HIM OFF.
The idea of the marriage of the Prin
cess Thyra, of Denmark, to the young
Napoleon, according to a correanon-
deut, was first broached at Windsor.
1 'A. t H . . "
w uui-u il iouna a warm advocate in the
Princess of Wales, who was charmed at
the prospects of the future companion
ship of her charming sister. Albert
Edward, too, was in lavor, and the
united influence of the royal pair over
came any opposition ever existing at
the Russian court, where the Bona
partes have always found warm sympa
thizers. All, then, that seemed want
ing was the agreement of the Spanish
king and of the lady. The personal
appearance of the suitor settled the lat
ter question at the first interview. It
is true that he is two years her junior,
but what are two years in the balance
against first love and a possible throne
some time hence? As to the papa, he
too, gave in to political considerations,
and was all ready to make another
marriage investment a kind of specu
lation into which he has gone deeply
and has been uncommonly successful,
when we reflect that out of his six chil
dren one will reign over his faithful
Danes, George has been more or less
permanently settled among the Hel
lenes, the Princess Dagmar will be Em
press of all the Russias and the Princess
Alexandria Queen of England. The
connection, tor the heir of the Bona
partes, was, then, the most desirable,
and the eventuality of his return to
France did not seem an immense risk,
so that an invitation was extended to
the young gentleman, who was on . his
way to visit some of his Swedish rela
tives. He came quite naturally, for
Copenhagen is on the direct line to
Stockholm, was most cordially received
by the population as well as by the
court, pleased the fair Thyra and after
a short stay went north, promising to
stop on his return, when the whole
party would go to England, continue
the acquaintance and sign the marriage
contract. So far everything had gone
on merrily, but suddenly there was a
hitch in the proceedings. The prince
did not renew his visit, and although
the family, according to agreement,
crossed the chaunel, he still remains at
Arenburg, all of which is asserted to be
the work of M. Rouher, the great medi
cine mau of the Bouapartist body, who,
like Victor Hugo among the radicals,
will not t derate any interference with
his functions of spiritual director of
1 rench imperialism, lhe Empress and
Fieury knew that he would give them
trouble, and would play the part of a
wicked enchanter who nad been omitted
from the list of guests at the christen
ing; but they hoped to keep their pro
ject secret until it was too late to do
mischief. Alas! they forgot that news
paper reporters are indiscreet. Rouher
found out all about it, said never a
word for weeks, and then came down
upon the contracting parties with the
simple phrase: "How is the young
couple to live i1 lhcy must keep up an
establishment in harmony with their
position. Six horses at least are neces
sary in the stables. The Prince must
have au equerry, a secretary and a
valet de chain bre; the priucess a lady
of honor. There must be a town house
and a villa. Civilized man cannot do
without a cook, and his imperial high
ness cannot black his own boots any
more than milady can lace her own
stays. W ltli less than .ITO.OOO per an
num this is impossible, and where wrill
they get the i.15,000?" This question
was a puzzler. The Danish monarch
is not a Croesus, but he ollercd to put
down a million francs, which, at five
per cent., would only leave 13,000
more to be made up, and the Empress
lias determined to sell her property in
Paris, of which M. Rouher occupies,
rent free, the most desirable part; but
the great medicine man kicks against
the arrangement, and unless a loan, in
the style of the Don Carlos bonds, can
be negotiated, it is hard to see any is
sue trom the dilemma.
The discovery of a new island in
the Polar seas is announced by the
following telegram from Troniso : E.
Johannessen, who has just returned
there, reports that he penetrated a
considerable distance to the east be
yond Novaja Zemlja. On Sept. 3, in
longitude bt deg. east and latitude 1 1
deg. 2o min. north, he discovered an
island which lie has named Ensom
heden (loneliness). It is about ten
miles long and level, the highest point
not exceeding one hundred feet. It
was free from snow with poor vege
tation, but an immense quantity of
birds. The sea was tree trom ice to
ward the west, north and south, but
drift ice was seen toward the south
east. There was evidence that the
Gulf Stream touched the west coast of
the island; the stream runs in a strong
current round the north coast toward
the southeast. Everything about the
ice was favorable for navigation, so
long as the vessel did not go too near
the mainland of Siberia." The newly
discovered island lies, therefore, some
what to the southeast of the region
visited by the Austrian expedition of
1S7.-J-74. London Times.
The investigation by a committee
of the British Association of the causes
leading to the Princess Alice disaster
has proved a fact of startling interest
to seamen. Tiie repoit of the com
mittee says: "It is found an invaria
ble rule that during the interval in
which a ship is stopping herself by the
reversal of her screw, the rudder pro
duces none of its usual effects to turn
the ship, but that under these circum
stances the effect of the rudder, such
as it is. is to turn the ship in the oppo
site direction from that in which she
would turn if the screw were going
Mexico has an import trade amount
ing to 76,000,000 annually, of which
England supplies $60,000,000.
THE FLIGHT OF EUGENE.
SCENES IN TIIE EMPRESS'S PRIVATE
Under the title "Xotes of 1870."
Senator Eugene Pelletan publishes in
the Paris liajtpel some account of the
scenes m the Palace of the Tuileries at
the time of the Empress Eugenie's
flight. He says, under date Paris,
September 5th, 1870 :
We only learned this mornunr of the
Empress's flight. She wras sood enoucrh
to be frightened away. Tiiere are in
the Tuileries some state papers and
the crown diamonds. The government
of the National Defence appointed
Durier and myself to see to their safe
ty. We found the gate closed and the
palace deserted. A captain of the Na
tional Guard was in command and was
guarding it with his company. He
took us to the Empress's apartments.
On entering her dressing-room we ier-
ceiveu an ouor oi something burning.
A heap of burned papers was smoking
still in the chimney-place.
lias dressing-room is quite long. It
would serve as a wrash-room for a board
ing school. A narrow marble table
occupies the whole of one side, and
supports a whole pharmacy of pots and
phials. It is a complete museum of all
that the perfumer's art has invented
of pastes, powders, opiates, greases,
oils, beef's marrow, and perfumed
waters, intermingled with brushes,
pencils, powder-puffs, chignons, false
hair, in a word, of all the contrivances
for a woman who gives the key-note to
fashion and teaches the world the art
of rendering beauty ridiculous. A cer
tain number of hats lie all around; so
many candidates for the last head-dress,
successively tried and rejected.
A guardian of the place, in a green
cloak, wras kind enough to initiate us
into the mysteries of this sanctuary of
the toilette. He pointed out a large
rosette in the middle of the ceiling.
When Her Majesty dressed or un
dressed, this opened like a fan. A rail
road in the story above bore to the
opening the mass of velvets or laces in
dispensable to the circumference of an
empress. An elevator respectfully de
posits this august finery m the dress-ing-rooin,
and then removes the old
clothes that Her Majesty has just put
In this dressing-room the Empress
passed her last moment as a sovereign.
She had to choose a traveling costume
suited to the circumstances. Doubt
less she hesitated about the head ar
rangements, judging by the quantity
of bonnets scattered all about the cabi
net. The Empress talked a great deal,
which saved her from reflection. She
had said ; "I shall not fall like Marie
Antoinette. I shall be able rather to
ride away on horseback." Indeed she
had remarkable skill as a horsewoman.
But when the time came to put her foot
in the stirrup, the blood rushed to her
heart and she trembled, though no
danger threatened her. The people
were moving peaceably beneath her
windows without looking up. They
had already forgotten the Empress;
thev saw in her only a woman, and
they passed by in silence.
At the moment of departure she
asked tor a cup ot bouillon. She had
not the strength to take it. We found
the cup still full with a bit of bread
beside it. When she started to go she
could not walk and had to be. sup
ported. Her loneliness frightened her.
She looked about for her War Minister:
absent! Her Minister of Marine: gone!
Her intimate adviser, Rouher : van
ished! Her Prefect of Police: fled!
Every one for himself ; saure qui peut I
Everything in disorder; so the Empire
was to end.
The Empress's apartment is quite
regal. She had had it decorated by
Chapelain in the Boucher style. It is
not altogether dazzling; no more is it
edifying. The artist had painted on
the frieze of a salon the portraits of
Cochonette. of Turlurette, of Dmdo
nette and of Brichonette. But I do not
assert positively the authenticity of
these. They were the pet names oi
the great ladies ot the court, tne tavor
ites of nearest intimacy.
The room reserved for jewels is alone
a complete jeweler's museum. There
could be seen all the known or novel
specimens of pearls, brooches, aigrettes,
diamond necklaces, bracelets, pins,
clusters, combs, all labeled and shut in
class cases. Some were missing from
their cases. Her Majesty had had the
presence of mind to carry them off.
She had established beside her bed
room an oratory, a confessional, and 1
believe also an altar adorned with a
profusion of relics. Beyond the ora
tory was her boudoir. It contained a
book case finely carved, but ot small
size. In it were more than a hundred
volumes, some devotional and others of
doubtful piety, like the stories of Boc
cacio and the tales of Lafontaine. A
foreign-medical book shone among the
amorous poems of the fabulist. We
would have supposed that the sovereign
had borrowed it from a medical special
ist, if the imperial eagle, stamped on
the cover, had not told us that this
suspicious book had the honor or be
longing to the Empress. A little work
thick as the hand, had attracted our
attention by the elegance ot its style
It wras the manuscript of a novel of
rather sprightly style. The author had
signed this indecent thing : " Your
Majesty's Clown." The clown was
Prosper Merimee, Senator and member
of the French Academy.
Tiiere was on the table of the boudoir
an album richly bound and closed by a
silver clasp. It was a collection of
photographs and all representing the
Empress in various actress costumes.
She figures there as a soubrette, as
Rosina, as a page, as a first young lady,
as an opera dancer, in tights and gauze.
The last photograph represents her as
Agnes, wearing a long white dress and
with eyes cast down. Below this pho
tograph the Emperor hiv WTitteu :
"Eutjiiue en Agnes! I!!"1 accompanying
the inscription witli the four exclama
Leaving this apartment all perfumed
with the odors of burned letters and
scented toilet waters, we descended to
the lower floor to purify ourselves of
the miasms of the one above. This
lower story is quite a subterranean
world, somewhat Babylonian, but well
lighted. A long, airy, vaulted gallery
opens on a series of oflices, cellars,
kitchens, work-shops for pastry cooks,
etc. What remains of Nero's palace
in Rome can alone give an idea of this
gigantic substructure. The kitchen
battery is the most opulent arsenal of
saucepans and dripping pans that evei
adorned a palace, and makes you think
that every day it supplied food for a
thousand guests. Tiie wine-cellar con
tained 00,000 litres of wine; the Em
pire was loud ot eating and drinking.
Among the literarv treasures ws
sessed by the late Archbishop Dupan
loup is said to lie a hitherto unpublished
hve-act tragedy by Lamartme.
- What galls a man who has neither
employment nor fine clothes is to have
some one present him with a smoking
own wortli eight dollars.
During the last three months 2",-
303 immigrants arrived at the port of
New York, as against -20,101) in the
corresponding period last year.
A female temperance lecturer from
Detroit carries a miniature still with
her, and in the presence of her audi
ence distils alcohol from cider.
The wise man placeth the stock of
his gun to his shoulder before he fireth,
but the fool looketh down the barrel to
see the ball start. Rome Sentinel.
The pawnshops in Paris are said to
have made last year nearly $8,000,000
of loans on almost 2,000,000 objects a
greater amount than for years before.
General Grant seems to have given
up his contemplated visit to India, and
will remain at Pans during the winter,
making occasional trips to Spain, Port
ugal and Algiers.
The results of the present year's
valuation, as compared with last year,
show a reduction of over one hundred
millions of dollars in the assessed pro
perty of Massachusetts.
A swarm of bees took possession of
Chantry church, Frome, England, the
other day, and services had to be dis
pensed with one .Sunday while they
were being smoked out.
The wool clip of Oregon this year
is about C,r80,000 pounds, being 1,00,-
000 pounds more than last year. The
prices range from 13 cents tor the poor
est to 25 cent8for the best quality.
It is proposed in New Hampshire
to petition the State legislature, at ite
next session, to enact a law restraining
railroad companies in the State from
charging more than two cents per
"My dear," said a wife to her hus
band, "I really thing it is time we had
a green-house." "Well, my love, pain
it any color you please. Red, white, or
green will suit me," responded the hus
band. Comprehensive. A comuanv of
. " i. u
settlers, in naming their new town,
called it Dictionary, because, as they
said, "that's the only place where peace,
prosperity and happiness are always
Montana has contributed $10,000
to the yellow fever sufferers. Utah
has contributed about 0,000, collected
in the mining camps, Salt Lake and
Ogden, but none contributed by the
The great depression in trade now
prevailing in India may be judged of
from the fact that there are at present
about 150 vessels lying in the port of
Calcutta, only six of which have char
ters for a fresh voyage.
Half a dozen high-toned citizens of
New Jersey are on trial for conspiracy
to defraud the depositors of a savings
bank of which they were ollicials. No
wonder that small savings drift more
and more into government bonds.
Miss Celeste Winans, daughter of
the late Thomas Winans, of Baltimore,
is said to be the richest heiress in
America, very handsome, and only
twenty. The fortune she inherited
from her father is said to be $20,000,
000. Eleven hundred and fifty bales of
cotton have just been shipped north
ward from Texas. The interesting
fact concerning it is that it is destined
for a foreign port, and is the first ship
ment of the kind taken away from the
Gulf by rail.
The American Consul at Lyons
calls attention to a remarkable feature
in the world's commerce at the present
time, that the United States is the only
country whose exports exceed its im
ports, with the exception of India,
which has a small trade balance in its
The British Government is going
to establish a mint at Hong Kong, at
an expense of $250,000, for the purpose
of coining a piece of English money to
supplant the trade dollar, which is a
universal medium of exchange in the
Chinese empire. It has driven the old
favorite the Mexican dollar, entirely
out of circulation.
A West Hill man painted a ferocious-looking
sign: "L ok out for the
dog," and put it up in the front yard
to scare away tramps. The next morn
ing a tramp, with a bad smile, shoul
ders like a load of hay, a club with
death smiling out of every knot of it,
rapied at the front door, demanded
some hot biscuit, meat, potatoes and a
cup of cofl'ee, and asked pleasantly:
" How is the dog?" lim lington Hauk
ee. The debt of 130 cities and towns
in the United States increased in ten
years, from 180 to 1870, from $221,
000,000 to $044,000,000. The muni
cipal debt of the city of New York in
creased during the same period on an
average over $221,000 ier week; Phila
delphia over Sou,uuu per wee; uosion,
$57,700; Brooklyn, $50,000 ; Chicago,
$23,800; St. Louis, $20,400; Jersey City,
$17,000, and Newark, N, J, $16,000.