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THE LOST DRESS.
A quiet, elderly lalv. m a
Colored tllt'l'illll dies. ili j 1 1 1 . t k lar
rup. Ita I I i'o:i anxiously pe-ping ml of
Hit' w iudow of a pretty bono in Milk
town, at intervals throughout t ln I till,
cold Winter afternoon ni' a ilay not
Ion? gone by.
When about 0 o'clo.-k, a young girl,
showily chi'l in tena-cotta red. with
an impossible bird, in a rap of inipns
sililo fur, was sen making stably
progress down llio long street, ti Ilin
in her ann an iniiifii c aii'l pally
Occasionally this young p rson made
au effort to look k'hinil hrr without
turning her heail. ami whm at last slu
arrive l al Iho door'rps of tin honso
we hav inrntioiu'il, slit' t iii iit'l ri'Url
t t-hiy to son who it was who ha l In rn
walking I't'lun 1 hrr lor sunm ilist.tnrr.
Seeing that il was only a hol'blnli -hoy
ajipfi'titior trout the tinman's,
with a length of tstovrpipo miilrr his
irm. a Mark sinii'i h on Ins nose, an I
no apprtviatiiin uf a tcrra-colta waist- .
roat, twenty inches 111 cireilliitereni e
in his counlcuance. she turned aw iv
in disgiisl and rung the bell ioleiiily,
leaning her back against the door, and
rega:ding the apprentice with a scorn
which amazed him, and which proceed
ed from the fact that he was not the
liiie-lnnkiiig young man, with mus
tache, whom .-die had iuia 'iiicd to he
In an instant more she tumbled into
the arms of the elderly la ly, w ho had
opened the door with unexpecte
promptitude, nmiu the tlerisie laugh
ter of the youthful tinman.
"Itless me! I hope you hacn't hurt
yourself?" said the old lady. "And is
this really Mr.--. Rullil's dress at last?
We'd almost given it. up."
"Madame says she couldn't help it,"
said the girl, rubbing her elbow, which
had come into sharp coat act with the
door. "It's .such a busy time;" and
delivering the parcel to the old lady,
she walke I aw ay, w ith dark views of
life in her young bosom, and an up
lifted nose that bespoke scorn of all
Meanwhile the old lady hurried in
to the sitting room at tho back of the
house, and placing the parcel upon a
table cried, with a gasp of relief;
"There it is, Rebecca; and you
needn't have worried about it all dav,
At these words a lady, who was still
only middle aged, ami who was sitting
wrapped in a voluminous double gown
in a great armchair near the little
Franklin stove, started to her feet,
gave a cry of delight, seized the par-
cel. openetl it at one end, and emptied j
from it a ruby colored silk dress, all I
flounces, furbelows and cachemire !
beading, xvhich she instantly proceeded
to try on
The old lady superintended the per
formance, pronounced the fit perfect,
picked out a lingering basting thread
and spread the' train abroaJ, while
Mrs. Rullit, xx ho was fat and blonde,
and very gushing, constantly repeated:
"You knoxv it's the first time I've
appeared in colors for years, and the !
Dumsdays are so stylish. You know j
1 would wish to appear particularly j
well. And does it taper in nic dy at '
(he waist, Aunt Retsey? And does
the train turn when I xvalk?"
At last even this nervous lady was
satisfied, and having looked at her
back in two glasses, declared tha'. she
must take a nap before she began to
dress, and vanished for that purpose.
And Aunt Uetsey, having poured a
cup of tea from a little brown teapot
that simmered constantly on the stove,
dropped iutothe vacated chair with a
sigh of relief. , for Rebecca, though a
good-hearted woman, who had given
her aunt an excellent home for years,
became ' t times a trifle wearisome
with her alTertations, her imtnenso
anxiety none Tiling her iiiiihllt!-ageil
charms, ami her lloritls of tears about
Hail tlio tlress really not ronie
home, ami hail Mrs. Kuilit really been
obligeil to semi n regret to the Onins
days that, evening. Aunt Betsy would
have hail a weary time of it. Now she
was free to rest, to read, or knit, or
doe as slie li! 'd, and though she took
up tin) needles, the, warmth of the lire,
llio roinl'ort of the gn-at chair, and the
calm that hal fallen after a .storm, all
In fact. Aunt JJetsy had been f ist
asleep for more than half an hour,
when she started wide awake, to see a
spectral form at the window, and to
hear .spiritual rapping on the. panes
In an instant nmro the ghost had re
solved itself into a poor woman, whose
pale faeu was made ghastlv by a black
hood, and who, seeing the teapot and
Aunt Ketsy's ainial le Cam in conjunc
tion, had bethought her to ink for a
cup of tea.
Aunt Itfl-y was kindness itself. Hie
opened the door to the woman and
made her 'it near the stove and com
forted 1 1 -r not only w ith tea and breal
and butter, but wiih raspberry jam,
and finally went to the door again to
"spee I the parting guest" w ith amia
ble words and a silver coin.
"Ah, poor thing!" she said to heiflell
as she went into the coy sitting room
again, "Mow hard it is for her."
Ila d for whom?" aked Mrs. 1?)f
lit. who had returned to the sitting
room well wrapped up in the big
dressing gown, which somehow seemed
more voluminous than ever. "Whai's
liar I for whom. Aunt Ib'IsyV"
oh. Ii'eli.'i-ea," s.iid the good old la
dy, "a pi ron has lieeii here bogging a
cup of tea. Her husband's dead, her
so i Ti as, and she's walking twen
ty mi es to try and lind a daughter
who married a man named Smith, fif
teen .par-, ago.
Oh, yes." said Mrs. I.iillil, who was
only -eiiliuieiit.iliy sympathetic with
heiM'll. ! see the old s nrv! .vlld
you g.ne her all the small change yoti
had in ymir pocket, and site went away
to spend it at the tiet gin-shop. You
ittesilih'l soft. hearted goose, auntie.
1 (iniy hope s!i
didn't slt iil anything
flood gracious, 11ul R-tsy! where
1 111 v new dress -"
You look it upstairs with ymi,
I'.i cky," .said Aunt licisey.
Mrs. K'liilit ran upstairs with more
celerity than could have been expected
of fair, f'at, and li e-and-forty, ,-tnd
was heard to open sitndiy clostt doors,
to rush about w.ldly, and to shriek.
Then she reappeared in the sitting
oh, Aunt Ret-
"It's not 11 ther
w ringing her hands.
sy, tell mo you've put it somewhere!
I fi 111" I say it's gone.
I don't see how it can be gone."
cried Aunt Retsy, Hying wildly up and
down, shaking the curtains, looking
lichiiid the sola: even opening the si
, inch drawer of a little work-table.
1 "f li. liehecca. I'm sure you took it
! with you! I'll lind it. ldu't yon put
il in the parlor?"
Away the ladies Hew. wi'h queer lit-
tie squeals and moans.
I Kvery sp it in the house was ran
sacked, even the coal cellar; but the
' dress was not found.
At last Mrs. Rullit tell into the arm
ehair, fortunately as strong as it. was
rapacious, ami sobbed:
" This is what has count ol your ab
surd fojlishness for drunken beggars.
Aunt Retsy. That woman has stolen
"She couldn't- she hadn't a thing in
her hand," said poor Auiit Retsy.
Thru conscience told tier she had left,
tho woman alone for live minutes
whilo she took out the jam.
It was all discussed over and over
again, and the fact that in Miss Retsy's
absence the woman had put tha new
dress through the window anil picked
it up when she went out, was fully es-
The police were notified, adescriji-
tien of the woman and dress nut into
their hands, and a note of regret writ
ten to the Dnmsdays.
Mrs Rullit xvos persuaded to take
some tea and toast, and sat bewailing
her loss and rocking to ami fro.
"A dress that cost me ninety dollars
before it was made and twenty-live for
he making," sighed Mrs. Rullit. "I
can't afford another like it this wi li
ter, and Colonel Coxves was to tie at
the Oumsdays', ami he admires me
very much. Aunt Retsy, and it's most
annoying. I'd calculated on i. two
weeks, and you must beg and pray a
tipsy tramp to come and take tea with
you on purpose to have my dress stol
"I didn't beg and pray her. she
asked me for a little tea. and she
xxasn't tipsy," sobbed Aunt Retsy.
"Oh, Reliecca Rullit, bow cruel you
"I suppose you pxpect ine to dance
for joy, ' said Mrs. Rullit. "1 must say
that's too much toexpeet; but I might MONGOLIAN' I'll VSK'I.W.
be not only robbed, but murdered, il ,
you could only give all the money you remnfitablt? MotliiN for Cur
liked to drunken tramps. That's ymir 1 inn Discni-.
monomania, Aunt IJetsy, and I must 1
say it if ymi kill me." ynoer Diagnoses of Sickliest mid Odd
Then began a woful quarrel, in Wayil of Cl''".-; I-
which all the reproaches that could lm :
uttered on either side found vent. W..r.g r'li.w fan. a Chines.- doctor,
The ladies wept and sighed and b- 1 Hrrivwl ro,,,,,,ty in 1 1 1 i I i 1 . 1 t . 1 1 i : with
moaned themselves. j the intention ot making tliis city his
TIipv spoke of parti.ig. Thev si k ' h,m,e- an'' minist or i alter his own
their heads and rocked to and ir,.. and , !"-',,,,lil,r fhi"n 1,1 tllR ilil"'L'"t,J of hN
the lire went, n.tl and the.iil burnt low ' (,,,,,ntr-110 bsappoinle,l to
iirthf. In Tin. ,.l,.,.k slritek ten and
still the ladies found new reerimina'
tions to utter.
At last 12 o'clock came. Tin: ear- ,
riages w hich bore the departing guests
home from the Dnmsdays' great party
were heard to roll past, 11ml Mrs. I!iif-'.
lit burst into a fresh flood of tears. !
"1 feel so dreadfully sick, Aunt llet
sy," she said; "so heavy in every limb;
such a weight somehow. You know :
excitement is bad for me. Dr. sweel- '
man says I'm predisposed to heart dis- j
ease, and I know this is an attack of it. '
; I ve all tho symptums. My arms aru ;
j swollen look how tight the sleeves of ;
j this dressing-gown art and my good- '
i ness. Aunt lietr.y! look at the licit! it
j wont meet! Can't you set) how I'm j
1 pulling up all over? I'm going to die'" '
' " h, my poor child." cried Aunt!
; ISetsy, "you really are! O'a, do let mn !
i take your things off, and pu' you to '
j b' d, and send for thu doctor. Comu j
upstairs at once."
i Mrs. Huilit assented.
nnt lii.Uv ln.loi.il to. i- in.l:iii I
opened the bed, laid 011! the white
i night-gown, ami began to help her
I neice oil with the double gown. .--Iih
slipped the big loops of eon! from the
big buttons, and began tugging at thu
The llowered cashmere slowly reced
' etl from the left shoulder.
Aunt, lietsy paused and gave a
liehecca li'tlllit!" she cried.
"Oh. what is it. Aunt lietsy V" asknl
Mrs. Huilit. "Am I turning Mack'.'"
Look!" cried Aunt liets. -Why
Rebecca Rullit, you've put your doiih
b gow n on over vour new drr-s. n
wonder you felt tpieer.
'Whv. how did I come to do such a
thing?" gas;icd Mrs. Kuilit in amaze
ment. "1 must ha e taken my nap Ml
She peeled off the double gown in
She had nothing to say, ( 11pt ;
"No wonder I fell stiiny!"
There was nobody to blame and
nothing to do but to mae up with
Aunt Retsy who accorded a gracious
forgiveness and retired nier-kly: but up
in her own room she indulge I hcrs, ;i
in n little burst of triumph:
"'Tisn't me that's made a fool of iny
sell," she said, ungrammatically. a
she tied her night-cap and blew nut
the caudle; ' and that's some comfort,
Thr natixes in the boats ehibite
the general characteristics of the
Polynesian-Malax s. Their laces xver
clear of tattoo, but from the loins
doxviixvard oxer the hips and thighs to
the knees, they were very closiy
tattooed. I'nliki- Maori tattoo, xxhtd,
follows curved lines, the saiimaiis
puncture the color into the skin in ;
closely tiotted mass, xvith diagonal !
lines of bare skin embellishing the do
sign, xvhirli at a distance looks almost
pko a pair of dark pants. The instru
ments used are usually the spines of
the shaddock tre; or bone driven in
u ith small mallets. The coloring mat
ter is burned candle nut. The women
do not tattoo. The lirocess is begun !
xx ith the men at ttcageof twentv.
and issloxviind painful. As among
their civilietl professional brethren '
there is a code of honor rccognied in i
tho profession devoted to this art. and
this code is chiefly applied
so true is j
human nature in all its aspects to
the maintenance of an adequate scale
of fees. A tat.oo xvill sometimes
st op in the middle ot his job, leaving '
the subject half done, until his j
pecuniary demands are satisfied, and I
no professional brother can be tempt- I
id to cut in and linish the business. I
A Saiuoan is do more able to walk
about for the rest of his life half
tattooed than an Australasian masher
w ith one whisker, and he is therefore
obliged to pay up to the uttermost
farthing Although not so invariably
as in Fi ji, the Samoan men and women
do dye their hair yelloxx v ith burned
coral, and paint their faces red and
black. They also shave the heads ol
their children, using shark's teeth as
razors. Rubbing or pressing noses,
as with the Maoris, is the form of
national salute. They never eat
before ten or twelve oVim k in the
morning, but afterwards have no
regular meal time rating almost
continuously through the day, -MtUiiinif
' and its health so good ami went In
j New York.
Wong f 'Into Tan is rather a diniinu
: five specimen of the Mongolian race,
Icing bill live feet in hi;.:ht and rather
delicately proportioned. The d-ictor,
or "devil destroyer." as h" is kiioxvn in
the Flowery Kingdom, speak-; very ex
cellent F.nglish, an I consented, xx lu n
questioned, to explain a fexv of Lis
many mid ineiho.I, for conquering dis
ease. "Kvery sickness." he said, "is
caused by a mig T'sao--a disease
devil' aud it is the work of the do
tor to lind out where the devil is and
drive him out. What you call fever
hot skin, tlry lip.s, high pulse -is the
xvork of a littio imp with eight mouths,
each mouth having a hot, scinching
breath. The imp gets iutothe patient's
'oitiaeli by Hying do.vn hi throat and
is usually in the air on a damp day
liketlii '. The little devil is as lar.'e
h a grain of sand, but xvhen he gets
into tin; human body he grows to be
aiiotil as large us a bean. He blows
i his hot breaths into evcrv vein of tho
i x i-tim and causes him gr 'at distress
and thirst by drinking all the water in
his stomach. Tim way to i-ure the pa
I tienl is to poison the imp with a poxv
j der scraped from the insitlu of a tree
j which groxvs in the Province ol I'm
J The doctor exhibited some o the
j powder, which pinxv.l to be eilherqtii
j nine or rinchonidia.
"spasms or Mrs." continued the Mon-
golian disciple of .Fsculapiiis. "come
j from thr varlh devil," a neature that
lives miller the ground and sends a
I shock into the victim tbioimh h feet,
j N 011 u ill lind thai nearly all persons
I xvhen first taken xvilh tits fall while
I xvalking. but after awhile, xxlun the
dexil gets the victim weakened, the
shock can be communicated from Un
earth, through the house and into the
bed. It is very hard to cure them. I
cured a man in Canton win. had been
sul'iecl to lils for fifteen vc.trs bv rub-
I bintr the soles of his leel xvith fat
j slewed mil of a frog's heart. Opium
is a very valuable help win n taken in
ternally, because it makes the patient's
feet itch and prevent the devils from
gaining an entrance. A very small
proportion ol Chinamen die of con
sumption, because .'ino years ago it was
discovered by T'sang 1 .00. a learned
doctor, that, people became aillictctl
with the disease by breathing through
the mouth instead of the nose. There
are millions and millions of imps Hy
ing through the air all the time more
in cold weather than in warm and to
your eyes they appear like specks of
dust. They cannot get through the
nose because, the hairs catch them and ;
1 hey die, Imt they go into the mouth,
xx here there are 110 hairs, and lind a
resting place in the lungs. In a short
time the lungsare dug out and coughed
up. The only cure is to lay the patient
on his back and beat him over I In
chest xvith a switch until the imps are
frightened and lly out into the air
again. Then the patient is starved for
thirty-six limns and has his mouth
sealed up. Very often hedies.bnt that
is because all the imps were not driven
The Midget Sheep.
The very smallest of all the kinds of
sheep, says a contemporary, is the tiny
Rreton sheep. It is too small to be
very prolitable to raise, for of course it
cannot have much wool, and, as for
; eating, why a hungry man could al
j most eat a whole one .it a meal. It is
' so small, when full-grown that it can
hide behind a good-sized bucket. It
takes its name from the part of France
where it is incst raised. Rut if not a
prolitable .sheep, it is a dear little crea
ture for a pet, for it is very loving, ami
because it is so small, it is not such a
nuisance about the house as was the
celebrated lamb xvhich belonged to a '
little girl named Marx It would need
to be a very large little girl a giant
girl indeed- -who could take an ordi
nary sheep in her lap and cuddle it
there; but any little girl could lind
room in her lap for a Rreton sheep
quite as easily as fm on" of those very
ugly little dogs called by the ugly
nam" "f pug. I ine of these little crra- i
ture's peculiarities is its extreme sym
pathx with the feelings of its human
1 1 tends, xx ht n it lias been brought up
as a 1 ft in the house and has leariud
to ii:-tiugtiisli b. twi en happiness ai.d
mi" t pii'e-,s Ifji'ix person v In in 1;
dkes is ver much ptca,e, about ,ni-
' lin'1 11,0 'llint,s,, IH.pillllt i..n
thing and shows it by laughing, the
little sheep will fri.sk about xxitlt every
sign ef joy; but if, on the contrary, the
person shed tears, the sympathetic
friend xvill evince its sorrow in an
equally unmistakable xxav. A kind
word and a loving caress xx ill also fill
it xvith happiness, xvhilo a cross xvord
or harsh gesture xvill cause it evident
distress. Hnslnli Aill'i I ..
A Hint's liitl!i!renri.
A correspondent of London Sulun'
writes; "The following instance of
animal intelligeii e may interest st
of your readers. While xvalking
tiirotigh tho forest here the other day,
I found a young jay on the ground
scarcely able to tly. As I stooped
down to examine it I was somewhat
startled by a swoop made at my head
1 by tlie old birds, their xvings actually
I touching my hat. Hetermined not to
i be driven axvav, I remained by the
1 ' .
t young lii 1 ti. w hereupon a .succession ot
I like swoops were made at my head;
- thesis I easily succeeded in parrying
: with my stick, although the old birds
; frequently came in different direct ions.
: After about a couple of minutes the
old birds seemed to have 1 ie to the
j concliisioa tha1 nothing c mid be
j achieved in this fa hioii, and one of
I thriii. Hying to sone' little distance,
j kept calling to tho younger one, who
half hopped, half llew after her. I. of
1 course, followed: ami now occurred
'.x h il seemed to me a striking instance
, of animal sagacity. Tho pines hen'
are covered xvith lichen and a long,
hairy kind of moss, xvhich easily
crumbles into dust. The cock bird
pt.'iched hiiu.elf on the lice mer my
head, and began peeking with wonder
ful rapidity at this lichen and moss so
that, the moment I looked up a slmwi-r
of line dust fell on my face. As I f il
loxved the young bird, the o;d one fol
lowed me, got on a branch as elo.e to
my head as he could, and sent a -how r
, ol dust upon me. 1 can scarcely doubt
thai lb- dust, like the previous swoop-,
was intended rather to Mind me than
to distract my attention. llaxe in
stances of like sagacity -' . the ap
parent knowledge of the organ ot x is
ion. and the lucaiis of injuring it been
not iced in jays before?"
'I lie Peculiarities ef Itilwniul,
California i. nature's great an I only
Morehouse of that iisi fill and orna
mental wood, which grows here in im
mense quantities, roxcring the earth's
surface so densely thai the sun's rays
nex rr reai h I he ground, and furnish
ing to the millmeii lmi.ttnii.111111 i,.,.t ,,f
liimlirr to thr acre. The redxv I has
been introduced both in the Kasiern
states and in Knglaud. ami wherever
it has been useii has found lavor in I he
eyes of housebuilihrs, many of the
almost regal reside! s of the l!ast
having as an outside linidi the red
wood in its rich, natural color. A'
present the only redwood shipped Fast
is that used for finishing purpose-, led
it is only a matter of time when i!s
many advantages xvill becom known
and it xvill be in general demand. No
wood has over been discovered that
combines so many advantages for all
purposes as this. It is easily worked:
it may be used green just as it comes
from the mill; it does not xvai ji in dry
ing nor shrink or swell by exposure
to the weather; it burns slmvlx au !
is easily extinguished, because Mm
xvood contains no r n-in; it is brittle
and breaks oil squarely, so that in case
of lire the firemen have no diilieulty in
rutting their way from house to house,
and it does not rot at Mie ground hi. e
most other woods, and fence posts
which have stood for thirty years are
as sound to-day as xvhen they worn
planted. The redxvood grows only in
1 '..1 ; e . :.. .1... f.. ....... .
California, the forests commencing a
little south of this city and ending ab
ruptly before reaching the Oregon
line. Sau I'l 'lllri.si i Chrnuii h .
A Novel .Marketing.
A parly of Philadelpbians w ho re
cently returned from a trip to Canada
tell a quaint s, cry illustrating the ex
treme thrift aud simple habits of the
old French inhabitants of Canada.
While they were in (.Quebec they rose
at 4 in the morning to x isit the French
market, one ot the sights iiuebec.
Orixing ahead of their carriage they
noticed an old French peasant on his
iv.iv to market. He xvas in a little loxx
cart, with a seat about eight-. n inches
wide, drawn by a large shepherd dog.
When they arrive 1 at the market one
of the I'hiladelphians purchased the
man s entire stock, an enormous live
cent string of onions and a dozen
bunches of radishes tor rive cents.
I he day s marketing xvas over for the
old Frenchman, and he whipped up Ins
dog for the return t t ip. He had traxel
cil eight miles from the v illage of Reau
port, near fjuehee, and paid four 1 cuts
Ic'l tosell fen cents worth of Vegetables.
When Me- wear and tear of the dog and
man was t dueled from six cen(.. the
pr.e t imi-i have l eeri a small one in
dud. - I'hih.MfhH. v..
A SIMt.n IN l.u)(i.
' Hoxv 1 !
r; 1 ..))
Its Ohsorvmiw Different From That of
irrespondenl of the Loiiisxilb.
('iir!-i--.hiiiniiil says that the observ
ance of Mtnday in London differs Ir -m
that ol any other city in Christendom
To begin with, all the thc.tres and
music halls are closed. The museums,
libraries, and picture galleries are all
shul up. though there is a strong ef
fort being made to throw them open,
xvhich xvill 110 doubt be done before
long. The law regarding drinking
places is very peculiar. Kverything
of the kind is hermetically settled dur
ing the first half of the day. From
midnight mi Miturday to 1 o'clock on
Sunday the drink trallie is entirely sus
pended. This k cpsthe day tolerably
quiet until mornin.' service is over.
Then come two hours of dram-selling
ami tippling. The man who was
drunk the previous night can now
"freshen up the old" to his heart's con
tent, while the not overscrupulous
church-goer uiav take his sly alas
tin) xvav home to dinner.
' . . . .
crowds wh:c!i throng the saloons our-
ing these midday hours of license, l
the classes. I reiiret to sav, are rcpre-
8PntPli all t-o niiiiierously. ami. except-
ing the quiet aspect it gix-es to Mm
streets in the morning, it is ditllcult to
see tha! an arrangement which closes
these places a part of Sunday and
leaves them wide open the other part
has any virtue in it.
Om-thing that adds greatly to the
decorum of a London Sunday is ithe
'aft tnat the retail stores besides sus. ( ,..lh , young lady who,,, lov er xv as
pending business, suspend also the ex- j .,.,, ,,, .,,,,. , avowal as 1 In
hibition of their goods, hiding their j r,y,iU,j y ;, cniiieW. Thcveay
xvindow displays behind almost impcil- 1 j,. ,..,rs"
1.. i.......... -ci., ..,,;,. .,, i
rildoif Mlillli I -. ill." .HIM
tradesman, whether intenti- italh or
not, uses uuday for advertising pur
pises. In New York the pr -mcnadi r
of ih" prim ipal -l reels cm inspect
goods and prices aim. as well on tie
sabbath a-on week divs. The win
low display, are :u ic:i m .re elaborate
than with us. bnl the show closes on
sundav Make the t id of alt the
big places on Rcg.-nt ami Oxford
streets, and you will lind, instead d
gorgeous exhibitions of masculine an 1
feminine finery, nothing hut a beggar
ly array of darkened front),.
It is not true, as some one has face
tiously observed, that the only j
of amusement npn to Londoners .o
Sunday are the churches. for recreation
end entertainment of a certain kind
can be had in the parks. In Hyde
Park you xvill lind the most fashiona
ble Sunday promenade, and as the sea
son opens, you will see there, every
Sunday afternoon, thousands of pay
proinenaders. keeping time in their ;
merry march to the music of a lirst- 1
class band. To get a view of the ar s- ;
toi racy yon must go to :
xveek-ilay alternoons. when ymi will
find Rotten Row as thickly lined with ;
elegant equipages, as, on Sunday, the
foot walks skirting it are lin 'd xvith '
elegantly dressed people. This Sunday
crowd is composed of merchants, pro- :
fessional men, high class clerks, etc.,
with their w ives, sweethearts, cousin
and aunts. Fnless. xvhen you join
this throng, you have a stove-pipe am
sport a walking-cane you will led liki
a fish out of xvater. for among th.
nial portion of it ymi will not lind oik
in ."iitn lacking these luxuries, and tin
few exceptions xvjil almost certainly !.i
Americans. Uk hat- and Micks ar
the distinctive badges of a Lorido'
crowd on Suinlav. and. for thai ma!
ter, on anx other .lav. The pr-mr
naders. though on pleasure bent. al.
I walk briskly another peculiarity 01
the Fnjlish people. I'pon siuidai
1 circumstances an American crowd
! would saunter along at a little better
i than a snail's gait. We are faster peo
ple than the Fnglish on general prm
' ciples, yet. in either driving or xvalking.
the average Fiig.ishman. in the ordi
, nary pursuits of Imsim -s and pleasure
. will "give us hisdiist" everx time. 1 l
i the feminine portions of Ihese mih lay
. pleasure-seekers, I xvill only sav thit
the American visitor will tint them
prettier and attired in better t.-isie than
1 be had been led to expect.
Wished She Was.
on g 1 so early?" said Mis
xvho had called f.
young Crimson beak,
r a few minutes lh
"Yes. 1 really must.'" explained Un
voting gentleman, taking hat and cane.
"Fm xery much pressed ju-t now.''
"Oh, I xvish I was." xvas the mai l
en's shy remark, which canst d Crim
son beak to close 1 he door on the inside
and slax . stnt.smnii.
Onn hundred and fortv tun of chlor-
,,, , ,. , , , ' ' ,
ide ut lime is used tin Iv in London for
the purposeof deodorizing the outlets
ut tho betters,
T In- 1 i. 1 1 iniiii -iii- liis ilole, not ill eimlrn'
To liii'l his lieiirt still niove.l by limine! nee.
'Hie 1 mill- mull lo Ins neililml sinily lent
Tim sriinty savings lie. cunhl wurri- forego.
Tli in .issii on. mill nskf.l to know jjtj
Tin- otliri'- wile nil nijjlil. with .ity lirnvf,
Tim nrinlilior's living ehilil wiis In inline o'er,
Ainl never ilri-iiiiiiii it wns nitirh she avf
1 1 1. t.o l torsive 11- 1 Imt we ihire lo nk
s,..,rr ,. eiiimtll-s ils mnl i nil less sighs'
svoin on the sih Hint shun- iltn iimvoleoini?
I in- ilole Ihiil lucks the s, i.f .siirrilirr.
No pMfil piilin tin- i rii-liiii wri-lil run lilt :
No -oiilhiii;; si;.), tin. iiimlilfiiinu woe rim
"i is ,ne ti.u!
HI Moul.l 1I11- ,.i
s iIm we iltn 10 every (.'ill :
101 111:111 l.-iii- ithoiil the poor.
.-S,iilnt 11 .
Wagi o iher's music--tiee! Whoa!
Haw! fiei up there!
The signal man on the railroad can
never succeed well in his businss. His
interest in it isalxvays Hagging.
Callow youth 1 before looking-glass,
stroking chin 1 sis. 1 think 1 must
get me a razor. Sister - Ho, Rob; u
It seems to me." moaned Algernon,
i l'.v'n?? toward the front gate, xvith tho
I ohl 11 islesii l.i.liinil bito "I hat. there
; ,0 e iiioitj 111,111 unci- 11-ri 111 ,1 ihmi.
" es, she said, "I always obey my
hush ind; but I reckon I have ui".
thing 10 say about what his com
mands hall be,"
There are manv and various xvavsof
1 bi coming a man of mark, but the
j ea-icst and most effectual xxay is to
j lean up against some new ly-paint eil
! -i ih. d.. n't propose to mt
: . ,
iii'lei siainl voii'x c gone into farm
ing," said the dentist to Ins xhtmi.
Mow targe a lann haxeyou?" "Well.
I've had four .1 lids for I he past,
week," was Mie j ,iist .d response.
A Milwaukee gi.'l H-mlbi'l 111 irry ,1
red-he ided man. In r i .1 : 1 i.-r objcctid
to a dark-haired -nii-iii-i.M. and hi r
mother disliked a blonde: so hr w i.
obliged to compromise mi a bald
The Fleet Wild Mustangs.
While ih b-itl.tio have disai'iirai ed
, at a rapid rat ', a correspondent say..
'- 1 th" same eamiot I. said of the xv ild
s j hurt's, or mustangs, espe dally in
'' ; Northwestern Trx.is. xvhere thev are
found in bands numbering from thirty
to thro- hundred. It is sHid th;r
aniting these horses are to be found
the ik-cli st in America, especially a
Holed pacer, which would put Occi
dent. .I.iv-F.ve-Sce and other noted
stcup-rs to blush, a
ii,.(.i to-.uid rapabb
o racer has yet
f turning him.
Kxpi rim eid - at their capture clearly
.lemons! rate that they not only posse-s
the greatest sp I, but exl raordinary
bottom of staying qualities, for upon
many occasions parlies have stationed
themselves at reasonable distances
along the plains and given chase xvilh
relax s. bax ing 'it view the 1 apt urr of
some of the liiore tleet of those noble
animal-: but such chase has generally
terminated in fa. In re. The wild horses
ol Northwestern Texas are of stork
stolen many years since l.y Ih" Kiowa
and Contain he Indians from, lim-se men
in F.aslern Texas; heme their line
John ltroxii ami the (ur-rn.
.Mm Rrow n. Mm gillie w ho st I so
high in the favor of ijuecii Victoria
(and win v death was 11. small relief
to manv -,,l the royal la Ix's friends
( ine I ram-is f
post, but is accorded 11. such
roliliilcai es nor privileges nor requi
sites Hi-ow n's ro .ius at W.ndsor are
permanent iv shut up, ami a brass plate
in one of t hfin recites his virtues and
dignities. A lady of Mie court re
mcinbi red weli hearing the hoimr-d
dm. a few mouths before his death,
and while driving with lis soxereign,
b an over the rumble and coolly ask the
f.tueeti to "lend him hei paiasol." tb
sun 1 e;ng so hoi. His request was at.
once complied xv ith: the tueen hand
ing up the article as a matter ot
course. I "' in' it.
The I'alnilstrv Craze,
The traditionsol theart fit pabnisti v
are brought down to us from olo
limner's time, and the French xvork s
on theart am based upon these aneinit
traditions. That the hand in each
nationality has distinct characteristics
of its own docs not seem to alter the
application of the rules of the potency
of the prophecy. The manicure's art
has added so much to the beauty of a
well-shaprd hand that there will be
charm in the practice ot telling for
tunes bv the palm aside from th- vahm
.. 1 .- . e . 1
or the revelation ol one a fortune, and
niiiv l""k ,l,r ts I'"!'"!"' "tx "' "bis
country, st. l.inn ninl.i . mm rot