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DOWN ON BLONDES. A Bti'cet Car Conductor's Experience "With One of Thjjmi She was a charming blonde, with masses of flaxen curls stealing from beneath a pretty hat set above them with. captivating effect. Her eyes were a soft and tender blue and seemed to assume a look of gentle pleading, as she stood at an uptown crossing- and hailed the conductor of a Fulton street car. The conductor was young- and by'no means invulnerable to the bewitching influence of a feminine glance. The look in those eyes smote him and he hurriedly signaled t^* driver to stop. The driver put on the brake, pulled hard at the reins and the car slowed up and stood with a mathematical accuracy at the crossing. She deftly lifted her skirts, stepped from the curb and giving a sweet smile to the conductor approached the car. The conductor blushed and in his nervousness tugged at the cord and registered a fare. The girl with the flaxen curls reached the car and, placing one dainty foot on the step leading to the platform, inquired the way to a well-known dry- goods store down town on Fulton street. •'Why, that store is right on this street," said the conductor in reply to ter question. "Thank you." she said, with the sweetest of smiles, and then raising those tender blue eyes she remarked: "I thought it was, but was not sure. How far is it from here?" "Oh, about twenty blocks," replied the gallant conductor. "This car will take you right to the door." "Thank you very much, -indeed," exclaimed the innocent blonde, with special emphasis on the "indeed," and then, as she lifted her shapely foot from the car, she continued, ''but I prefer to walk, and simply wanted to find the most direct way there, and- thought you would be the most likely person to know." With another lovely smile and another innocent look she slipped around the back of the car and crossed to the sidewalk. The conductor looked dazed, like one awakened from a dream, and he could hardly see to ring the signal. But he got the strap and tugged at it in a manner which astonished the driver and threatened to break things. He did not recover until' the- car had gone about ten blocks and the flaxen-haired girl was out of sight Up to. that time he •was a stickler for blondes, but since then a change has come. He now prefers brunettes. He says they are more honest He regards all-representatives of the former type with suspicion, and whenever brie gets aboard 'his car he •Nnever rings the register until he first Collects her fare.—N. Y. Mail and Ex- jpress. •_ HUMOROUS YANKEEISMS. Droll Sayings ol' ?nme Old-Tim* Down A contributor furnishes a batch of odd Yankeeisms, which he says are taken from "a notebook of twenty-five years' standing." He once asked a rustic citizen ol Connecticut, who had recently paid his first visit to- New York, what he thoug-ht of the'great city. "Waal, I never!" answered the-man. "Why, there on Broadway it -aUers seemed 's though meetin' was jes' out!" Another Connecticut .man. was given :to addressing- .his cattle in. rather emphatic terms.- One day, when the cows •were more than usually frolicsome, he •was heard to exclaim: "Yes; scatter, •will ye! Blast ye! If there war'n't but one of ye, ye'd scatter!" A third farmer always had a prodigious number of last words to say whenever he was leaving the farm for the city. (In one occasion the hired man's patience: srave out. "Mr. P ," said le, "you'd he an awful bad man ter die. You'd have so many last words that the [undertaker's bill would come in 'before yer was dead." Mr. B—— was an odd character, especially noted for his ardent defense of •the doctrine of election. One day at .dinner he was "arg-yfying" with a neighbor, and as he lifted a piece of meat upon his fork, he remarked: "I have no more doubt of the doctrine of election than that I shall eat that meat." Just then, with the emphasis of his gesture, the meat flew off, and was instantly devoured by the family dog. Mr. W , a Democrat in politics, Tvas greatly incensed when his neigh- "bors plied him with copies of the New York Tribune during a Presidential campaign. As he told the story himself, lie flung the papers into the stove, ex•claiming: "I'll teach them to east their • pearls before swine! 1 ' v A farmer is said to have replied to a •ocustomer: "Can't let yer have no eggs to-day; we're a-settin'." Another man, , with whose feelings, many readers will 'be able to sympathize, was heard to "ySay: "These confounded corns hurt me so I 'most want to walk backwards."— Christian Union. : The Dlfforencc Irf Opals. The varieties of opal are distinguished 1 according to their color and other physical properties. Precious or noble opal, vlike the Washington, is generally white '. or colorless and exhibits a rich play of ; colors—green, red, blue and yellow, of :, various shades. When large and exhibit., ing its iridescence in perfection, it a ^very valuable gem. Fire opal is. a transparent opal colored hyacinth red <O honey and wine yellow by ferric : «xide; occurs at: Zimapan, in Mexico. • The common opal is of various colors, ' "but without iridescence. The forma- 1 tion of opals is due to the solxibility of f- -mmorphons salica in water, especially HJ In hot water, containing carbonic acid, rl'the salica being dissolved out by spring r -waters from, decomposed silicates and S'-cleposited -under favorable circum- ' stances in a state more or less appfoacl*- ,Jn# to purity.—Mining and Seientili: Impress. Measuring By the Eye. , T, Young Lady—I want a pair of. shoes f ) \ large and comfortable. Two will do. Hew Boy (glancing at her foot)—Mr. ^Leather, the lady wantstwoshoes, large ^sud comfortable.. Where's that box of »-|Ui-xes?—Good News. THE AMERICAN SALON. Room For Sncli an Institution In Washington's Brilliant Society. The materialfor a salon very possibly exists in Washington, but the most of it is a little raw and unhusked. The average Congressman is not going to worry himself into a dress-suit and go to some clever woman's house merely to talk, 'to discuss public questions and say bright things. He prefers to do that at the Capitol and have it printed in the Record or pour it into the interviewer's ear and have it spread broadcast through his district. His ideas of sociability include a bounteous hospitality, and are inseparably associated with bodily food. A thin wafer with a glass of gooseberry sirup and water will not. satisfy, stimulate nor adequately reward his expectations, founded upon even a verbal invitation. He appreciates terrapin and champagne, and, getting them, seeks for the ulterior motive. "I've been asked to dinner twice this session by Smith. What do you suppose he wants?" queried a perturbed Congressman. And this is the usual view taken of even the simplest and most friendly hospitalities extended for good-fellowship's sake. The family of a certain high official of means came to Washington intent upon setting an example of Spartan simplicity and frugal elegance in the way of entertainments. They sent out engraved cards a fortnight beforehand and the heated and crowded guests were regaled with a vision of a young lady, a teapot and a plate of wafers when they reached the dining-room. Society naturally criticised, and a blunt old soldier wislied that the money paid the engraver had been spent on a caterer and that an informal entertainment had not succeeded a formal invitation. A shrewd, rich and illiterate woman who came to Washington determined to get into society looked the field over for a season and said: "I know how to do it Feed 'em!" And she did, and conquered, and rose to that ultra circle which affects to scorn officials and politicians and hangs upon the diplomatic corps. The secret of 1 such a social success lies solely in the pocket-book, the salad-bowl and the punch-bowl, and it is attained by all who will judiciously distribute their contents. Such circles are the antipodes of- a salon, but it is out of the mass of .such material that a salon.must choose its'recruits, and people more or less 'affected by such social standards and surroundings must be educated and'raised to a higher level. Because of this general vulgarity a salon is all the more needed as a place of refuge for public men and clever people with trained and refined social tastes.—Chicago News. The Flnmingo. The common flamingo is plentiful in many parts of the old world and hundreds of them may sometimes be seen feeding together in the shallow waters or salt marshes of tropical coasts, chiefly of Asia and Africa. A flock.of these birds feeding by the seashore has a curious appearance, bending their long necks in regular succession as the waves dash upon the shore, and raising them as the ripple passes away along the strand. At each end of the line is always placed a sentinel bird, which makes no attempt to feed,' but stands with neck erect and head turning constantly about to detect the least sign of danger. When a flock of flamingoes is passing overhead they have a very fine effect, their plumage changing from pure white to flashing rose color as they wave their broad wings. Like many other long-legged birds, the flamingo has a habit of standing on one leg, the other being drawn up and hidden among the plumage.— Detroit Free Press. Sleep and Ked-Clothes. This question is one which a physician is very frequently asked. In quite a proportion of cases, the query might be answered by saying: "Because you sleep under too many or too heavy bed-covers." An excessive amount of heat during sleep occasions nervousness and wakefulness, through exciting the heart's action, and thus causing congestion of the brain. One should sleep under as few covers as possible without discomfort Of course it is important that the feet and limbs should be warm, but the amount of covering should never be so great as to induce perspiration. Old-fashioned, heavy cotton quilts are not to be recommended. Woolen blankets are the only really wholesome material for use as bed-covers, and nothing further is needed except a thin counterpane to protect the bedding from dust.—Good Health. A Princess' Queer Panes'- Princess Ghika, the beautiful sister of Queen Nathalie, of Servia, is known to be one of the most eccentric as well as one of the loveliest of women. One of her most remarkable eccentricities is that she adores girls and hates boys— a most unfortunate circumstance, seeing that her only child is a son. When he was born she almost went insane with disappointment at his not belonging to the weaker sex, and was only comforted by the thought that for some years at least, by a little skillful management, she might be able to conceal the fact by dressing him as a little girl. Although the little Prince is now over 10 years old, he still wears long curls, low-necked frocks, and wide sashes, and is called by a girl's name.—Chicago Journal. The \Vorkinsf Hours of Congress. Twelve o'clock in Washington marks the close of the working day for Congressional committees and the hour of morning prayer and beginning of the day for Congress. The : Congressional assembly always begins at noon, and expires at noon. All committees cease to act as committees at the stroke of twelve, and, except by some .special regulation, any action taken by the committee after that : hour is not binding. The hour of twelve being /so important, the Capitol is abundantly supplied with clocks, numbering nearly one thousand in all.—Cleveland Leader. MOTHER HIERONYMO. Golden Jubilee of Her Profession an n Sl«« tor of St. Joseph. Mother Hiewnymo, who has established in Rochester, N. Y., a hospital and an industrial home for girls, and who during her years of labor as a nun nursed fever- stricken soldiers, recently celebrated' the golden jubilee of her profession as a sister of St. Joseph. There was a special celebration i n MOTHER HTEBONYMO. honor Of the event at the House of Industry, which was founded by Mother Hieronymo and of which she is still superioress. Mother Hieronymo was born on April 19, 1810, in Maryland. Her first mission was in Pittsburgh. Then she went to Norfolk. In 1853 she was sent to Buf falo, where she nursed the victims of the ship fever. She came to Rochester N, Y., in 1857 and opened a hospital It was a log cabin with two rooms One apartment was occupied by Mother Hieronymo and two nuns who shared her labors. The other was for patients. Many persons stricken with typhoid fever were nursed there. Wfien the war broke out the hospital quarters were enlarged. Thousands of soldiers were attended to. At one time seven hundred were in the barn-like hospital. In 1805 the present St. Mary's hospital was completed. Mother Hieronymo was sent to New Orleans in 1870, but she came back to Rochester the next year. In IS73 she established the Home of Industry, where young girls ure taught practical housekeeping-. Woman's Hero. No woman will love a man better for being renowned or prominent. Though he be the first among men, she will be prouder, not fonder; as is often the case, she will not even be proud. But give her love, appreciation, kindness, and there is no sacrifice she will not make for his content and comfort The man who loves her well is her hero and king —no less a hero to her though his only kingdom is her heart and home. In nine cases out of ten it is a man's own fault if he is unhappy with his wife. It is a very exceptional woman who will npt be all she can to an attentive husband, and a very exceptionable one if she will be very disagreeable if she finds herself neglected.—Detroit Free Press. A Family Birthmark. The Montmorencys, who are one of the oldest families in Europe, are exceedingly proud of the white lock which is the distinctive mark of their race. Every member of the family is born with a broad streak of white running through the hair, and an old legend says that a Sire de Montmorency, many centuries ago, to whom the Archangel Michael had appeared, received this mark from a touch of the angel's finger placed on his forehead in blessing.—N. Y., Tribune. 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