The Boston Weekly Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on June 26, 1889 · Page 6
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mm THE BOSTON WEEKLY GLOBE—WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 188ö( TIÏ OLD SETTLER ranoewithhis Avtev a i>iiU or twp jnoro »t thfe îUK JomJtty got f ired q' stwno , an’h(i fîToppod hiioaddio an'laul «iown m th„ cwoo. riu» lo th« jug, an a teiciii» oi i» n>'W an'thoii. . "Noi mon' » i«0 îiours «rtor my grenl- An Indian Story With Bright _ , „ n Ti humiro i fool ur «o 'Imvo iho !ii«h iftlls, Red Feathers On It Why liii FiillNr th* Stone Frilif ; îlinv Vfars Ag». MEETING AND LOÎING. Some wiiar the water reas swifter*» a mill rftoo. pnMookitt* at* the stream he seo » e»»o® with S» h«»h rail la the bow, »kinn'n long lo'ftnls tho fa'k, ¡m 'tra oUin’a mil« a mia­ ut«». Ki‘. tlie oanoo sw« p near he ‘cn th t it igeni.lp iniil.T'*, an' ih't tho Init» wore in tho bottom of it. witli his hand on- tho juf. ihvless he, got «P an* »“iod ni» t»addle m le** » ‘ m mimn.'. tli' wn’nT rmHiin k d i khv»» iihn I'm goin* « Ter the füll», à Mœi Ttro With a flood DoU to , lf> in in iirdt rir half " <*Y up. Ho covildn t Prominent Men and Their Wives. It Br^idea Dialwit. '1 .. Si.-.i; N>w * ■‘th ‘*1 didn’t lee HiU Mddler ó'Wn to ihtm^ 'Inn froUi' I'otfter do*. ma;,„r,'' «aid the equiio. "W..»dor w'at wer.' up with him. ■'T vm ' n'-tic?' bii*h." rnpliodlhf *.)id -«''‘.îier. •id-îti'r” I'solaimed th-:; •..««ire. the *'Ui Spith r*' ri'plv having beoa uniulolligiblo to him. ’•'loo much bush,’’ the Old .>ottler re pealo i‘ . ••'Mi-h-i..” eM'ulaw'd th. squiro. Im 'bh’t g' i to' e hir . I'll' n. mT 1 know just t muv'h 'bolli it n.'W e. i di'i afor*!." *‘fh..’’c ’cam-e v> wa'm l'or» <»' rif. *n the Sugar-'«■aimi-.ini- ri**'.”'»id the Oiii Sot"That w lo un.ort'nit for yo. >.juire, i'ot o' ‘ o'lrso 1 liain'i t>‘ blame (er it. if ■>< r ■ lu.'toi-. : .loniy iiH' d down onu-r the ti I loir.' «ile o' .‘'IV ar »v. amp, ''^tid •>' squat- tbi ’mongsl the -I m an’ 'Tiih oak* o' L".- . hidioi-.. I’dha'liad a (banco lo ce thin; an'to''»'Il ihimr* that'd l*e a rmn- i'iri an’ ;> t esdii' t„ J» 'W. a»' 1 wonldii’1 bi. obli- g. .I to thin’- 'way back inter in.,in bv I'ry 50 git liiv ; to ’"'lain to yo- 'bout w ." ' imi-. ii hush 1 ill'» (er. 1 • «• nC'-'-oa't'I'ink, back:" evclaimed tho SOI,TO. ■’ihli Fddlrr wa'n’t t«« Hingmua- ter'* 'iun Ivolie. an'J misse him, but it »■m'v: got ÎO..O 'w-ay h.trk .n'ílí.liupa cbriju'rin th(’ lii'fry f the Injins o’’hi.s Jkontr-. to to'.) m, w’y .lUit wn.’n't to the stun froli-, I’ii 'rciv- T‘ ! I don't keer . dnrn 'b !ir ■ '. in’ anyhow, an’ 1 don't want ye to 'tr.'.in >>;r mcin'iy. I'd uillin'er iio joner'nt,' “C ,rse ‘O would'■ said the Old Settler. "That’- ih, Iff «ri lUdi.c of It'. Hut s'posm’ y.. d„ wan; to Ik-, an'dio in igner’nce';’ s't’, bn’ >e don't w mt me to »train my meni'ry? Who he yea'.' An' who be I'.’ We bain’t the unly folk,- e? iv livm, nor we b-iin’t the uni- folks o. is goiu’ ter be a livin'! Thii. - ctcii a thine e. ohiidurn an' cliibtnrn’s childurn. ham't th’? M 'at a ire gl in’ 1 er do witii them . Mebhe you don t kf'or to know w'at too mueli bush -tan's f> r, an’ mei'be it'~. goin’ i*'r bo a strain on mo if i post ye on it. Hut s’pose our chiidiirn'.s childurn ri.<‘' np an’ asts. 'What’s toij much b.'slt'.’’ Wlio’s aiom' ter tell 'em.’ N'.iix.dy. o’go.h. if folks was all lik" you, an’w "s wilHn* tobe ignc-r'nt! An' thev’<l hi-.f to grow np an’ pa.Asawity thoutknowin' no more 'bout it ti;'n the pres'-nt gin ration know« 'hiiut the man >'/. vUn k i'dij Romau« in the fonrtships ef YVhitniy, (Jould, tíaríielií, Cleveland, Lincoln. VariatioQS on the Old, Old Story Which Never Is a Ohestnut After All. ' iqmp up and pft'h , ..aif " <*Y up. He c g.t ntilurder. Wiivtn' his on© hand to’ards <be iiig tiusli in the bow an’ olatchin' tho U- -with i’otlior up, bo hollorod ba«’k to my p...»» i ‘‘’"*ròò*^'nm<rh bush! he hollered. ‘Too The wife of Hon. William C. Whitney, re ™in.. . «to> .no* wer« ceiitiy secretary of tlie navy, has proved a dushfd over the roarin’'" falls, an’nuthm' | veritable mascot to him. When voung w ere ( H'.r f-e or heord o' .1* -nutiT Vh) bo no i tViutncv at V aio be had a chum in a ronliuin«clft.SBmate whoisuow Kev.l.eander C VOL _ ----more, the iasl of that consul ni race > .'»near Swamp Injins bad boon gcthored to lli;* fathers " , , "An' liiat’s the reason, i* it. th I Hui Fiddler wa'n't to HingmanBK'r's stun frolic'.”’ said the ’.s.-nirc. witli a on- i tempr.uotjs ■min’. »* tne i dd Settler cease», : ”’nint’s the reason Idgosti, ih t ii want nev = imlite in ."ugar Swamp, arter tmtf. to i .'*av tb' a b'ibT were ,irnnkl exi'ianued : tho Old Sattler. 'F’m then on it wnre i aliu 'too much ' The da q Hmg- iiiuster',* stun irdic Hill l iddier had turn ' ’!( t itoneerin' for his chance,* for sliprin. ’ I sp.-’emcurr* h m in tho house w en lu' dvnv ba-'lc hum. I don't »av he wore dr nk ' A <> 1 Mondercil w’y he wa’n t to tlie »tun frolic, 1 sftid Too much uush. 1 stu-k to w h;«t T *«id. an’ leave it to hist'ry, b ghost* 'Jmlgbty. to bo,ar me out In il! ‘ her native town of I.exington, When a mere girl who refused to marry a Boutlu »rn »tatoNinan of most ftttr*ctive per- tonaliiyand high gift.*,whose friends looked tipoii him ns ono not unhkoiy to reach th« White House, Soon afterward she went to live witn ft sister at Spnngiield. ID. \Miile there, Linroin. th('n an ohscuro lawyer of homely mien ami ungainly tigtiro, was pre ■sented to her When no had gone her sister asked Mi-s'rodd’s opinion of V affy A'«■ ”'1 hat miin will bn pre.sident one of those day»."' she replied. "He will make a husband to 1)0 proud of." A bout that time Lincoln's chance» of ever bccommg »resident seemed ivliout as lemote a possihilit'. as could bo imagined, and Mary s .sister laughed at tbo idea. AD the same, she wa'i married to "I gly Abe” a few month* after, ward. B'our years from their marriage he was elected to OongiCH. and in i f years more his w ife’s prediction was fultilleu. STONE SUPERSTITIONS. ABOUT BANK CHECKS. tei-sou. Hut our childurn an’ our childurn'* « hiidurn imin'l agoiiiicr g:ow up an’Pass aw.iV Ml gacr'nre. p/ oz thnzasnarh « ’ liip mF ■ "'Waìnp hperrH tlcAÌin o ïuy ^ It iia nt no ea^y ob fer me to m AJi J ' à wh t- , fcV »« ** a« * M * ' s. * • J ^ t..row mv ujcm'iy back a tiunderd year an boilc.r. ..ju re. that's so; an' i m 'bloeged t-■ I'1er not wunim’ me to strain it. Hut giti’iations yit a comm’ mu--’ bo lookeil arter. an’ we’n duty (’¡Dis me I 11 toller, if 1 hcf to nut m. no m'r- t gefher like .a ^inted hshnqle, b’gosh. an’ throw it back to ‘ "An’ yc k’d do it. tool" exclaimed tbo squire. "Wuiber I cou'ui or m>t bain’t nut her hero nor thar." said tbe'. dd ¡settler, "Hut I km ’meiiffi.T '.v t loo much busb stan's 1er. ez, it wero h.maed d. ivn to me straight ez ash saplin’s, .'in' which is a part o tho hist ry o Huuar ■'wamp. e„ 1 haiii’t agointer let run out. If It’s goin‘(.er spile yor roc. rd fer ig- ner’nco, '.s uire. it'.* Bittin' loi-g to ards yer bod time, anybow, an’ ye mowt treat yerself an’ruu ham." , ■"Iwo words for yerself .'in’ one for me, ma'or.” said tbe > jutrc, ‘ Hut 1 hain't tasm no hiut.' this evoiim’. An’now oz to Btll Fiddler not, h- in’t the stun frolic. S posir ye Ko ou an' tell us how it wore. 1 kin stun U 11 ver mem ry kin” ... , "Th' wan t no Innns ever lived roun Blaric’ Kiiig«,’’ the Old Settler began, fer it were a Icetie loo wuthlsss a neighborhood fer even In.'ins to hanker art, r. Hut w’en tliO tust w’itc lolks ! e.;uu to make clearin’» in the Sugar .Swamp dcostsic. thev Toun’ t!,ai keniry list uiorc’ii » fav I’H campin' grouu' an’ huntin’ groun for a leerle the highest-up tn’no o’ rod mim Hit ever riz corn an' hair. My great’uap were 'bout .'iio o' the fust w’ite iqlks ez 6tumb.l('d oattu* them air Injuns- Ho got f op’iar with 'em Í m the start mqtii the utins tuck .sctch an oucummon fancy to iiim au’ his fam’ly th’l tlmy Pitciied in an helped ’em to in;ik* their clcariu, an’ to p:ant thoir corn an dig their 'laters an’ seien, suuipin’ ruiber cur'ous fer v:ilci an’ yo(»pin’ ln,)ins to do. an Bhowm’, lost an’ benighted heatliens ez they wa-. th't they kuow’d a gentleman, h’gosh, w’cn they seed one. ’Ez civilization kep’ a sweepin inter Fugar Swamp, three an’ four acres at a aweep, au' tiie settlers got to ob ertin to bandin' over their scalps to the noble red Indications of Character in Size and Style The Astors and the Yander- bilts Have the Plainest Checks, [NiMv V irk Siin.j A man shows a good deal of his individuality in his checks. A* man will have a tiaelij check, amf a man who wears loud clothoa aud big rings will have a check engraved on tinted paper with ?dctures. ami his name C0V('nng the end: of il with qrua- mcnUti characters. A plain, quiet business man has a plain, quiet check, it does not follow because a man ha* his chock made to order, instoftd of tak nc the rcadv made kind tiiat the banks furnish him, that, Im has a lug bank account, anv more than a cheap suit of clothes indicates that a man c.iiinot afford to buY botior. on the contrary. a man with a bank account who uses (juiet chocks itsuali,, has a bigger balance than the man who sends out spc'cimens of engraving with his signature to them. men. an’to smellin’o’ cue another ez the 1 {¡je forest staked an’ br'ilcd em childurn o .— ------------------ durin’ some o’ their merry goin s on. tb© Injins begun to seo th’l u wa'n't mucii uset fer the.r bangin’ ’round thar no longer, an thev kep’ a turnin’ their lioeis to the scenes o’ tiieir youth, an’ their noses to tfie settin’ sun, till at last th wa'n t but a few on ’em left. It itsoty; be a tetchin’ sight, squire, oz I’ve heeru my gran’pap - ay. to see them Injins ez were aoout to dig out i'm .Sugar Fwamp, nock to my great gran'i ap’.s clearin' bid him f oitdby. The str,a»piu’ big six-foot war oopers’d grab my great gr.iu'pap by the han an'ez tho tears ’d roll down tiieir fbo«ks. makin’ stn aks m theirpaintliketisb worms 'flie Astor.s U.SO chocks with ao engraving on them aud everything is pnntml. v\h n stor fíraiT''« ;i T»f>rMjna! check. tii 0 . naiii© is printed near the leli edge iu tlie mftiuost kind of way. The mim (*rs are uot even prlntf'd on them, hut when lilied in at ali are tilled in with ink. An Asior check, howerer. flmt* not u.sually hav,- the same writing throughout, as there arc clerks who f'dl in the body of the check. 1 he signature alone is wniteii by an .Astor. iheAstors use good (lualiity pink i-olored papor. 1 hey have tho p!:\in(iSt possible kind "Í a chock. I'nlike the .Astors’ plain chocks, some peoj'le use lints, engraving.*, pictures and ornamcutH in (luantity. .»oonie smali storekeepers havo checks with their advertise- monts*. in somera « s with tbcir pictures on tinted paper. There is a o('illn ('ompany that has a picture ot a coltin witli its advor- tisemout on its check, and tomb-stoue manufacturers have been known to put cn;,ravod monuments on their». It is a common thing for a picture of the place of hu.'iness to lie at the left-hand end of a check, with tho name and address under it. One ot the most noticoabi« checks ha- been given up now, as it attnicte i too much attention. That was tlie check of a man who usod Hible pioiures and te.xtv Many wealthy men think that the checks- the'ss give out for nothing are gocKl enough tor them. H any addition is made It is to have their names printed in piano tvpe on tho end of the elieck. banks usually have their checks printod on sppio oth(.T than pei'iuctly wtiito pap(»r. 1 lukish p.tT-cr is tlie most common. 1 hat is the 't he favorite color of Hiiiladelphiabanks is green. llioMestern banivs have more eiaborato checlts tban the Ea'torn banks have Imt tho paper is not so good and the checks cost less, fhe Western banks iiave more engr:<ving than tho J'.ast- crn banks and Western men have more eii- graving and advertisements than hastern men. t.asteni men have better paper. i ho \ aiiderbilts’ checks are more el abo rate than tbo Astors, though not much more, ilicy are not as elaborate now a,s thev used to be. .Jay Gould is one of the most careless of all rich men about the kind of l aper that bo draws checks on. Wlien i;e was gathering the ri ads together for his boutli western svstom lie drew up a chetk for several million doll;ir.s on the back ot an envelope. I'his check w.rsall in iii-own handwriting, and it would have been harder to alter than manv ciiecks on picture paper., nsuiUly have plum ciiecks and storekeoper.s elaborate ( hocks. A email brokwr has a more elaborate check than a rich broker, as a rule. Men with small accounts also bare better checks than men bigger accounts, though that is governea to a great extent by the kind of chocks that the bank is accuKtomed to gi\ e out. One of the first thing.s that some men do when they go into ' ou - íiu - hs for themselves ig to have tiieir checks made to order. Thev think that it gives them a certain distinctmn and tliiitit shows that thev ai» of importance, (.ietllng (hecks made to order doe.s not cost much, and it is so e;wtilv done that it detract.* from rather than elévate» the standmeof the mau who does it. .A check can be w'ritten on a plain pu ce of paper that will draw money out ol a bank if the mau (vho sends it has money crawlin' over a wet eia,', bank, they ’d sav ; "■'laint’cause we’m shinniu’ away i m whar we wa* bom aii’ri.'.’ they’d sa>.‘tii’t we’ra feelin’ go durn bad. but ’cause we wunt see you no more. tiT-man-afeeru-of- his hoe:' they’d say. ‘Hut. b’gosh.’ they’d say. ’if ve want us. sen’ fer us, an we 11 clean the Fwamp fer ye f’m A to izzard "They call mr great-gran pap Ol-man- afeerd-of-his-hoe, fer some reason te* know’d to their day an* gin’ratiqn. The ol man were an upau'-up ol’fashiond hard­ shell baptis’. an'consekenlly b’hoved th t w’ile tb’ ws’nff uuthtn’ like water fer the typiril’a! welfare o’ tbe outside, the inside didn’t need it to any p’tic’lar alarrain dei rree, an'so he kep’ a bar’l o' suiripin a eetie -stiff in the cellar. F’m the *ery fust time ho met these In'ins w’en be settled in Sugar Swamp, my gr; at-gran'pap c’naenced to gi*e ’em good advice, an jay down doctern to 'em; but, to show 'em th’t he didn't hev no hard feenlin s to'ardii 'em, nor hold any grudge agin em. he mixed a snilter or two o’contorbutiori fm bis bar'l with bis ieclur’s. It got soth t the Injius. some of 'em. 'd come over to great-cran'pap s clearin two or throe times (« ... .u— *4 4.*, ci-r\7 elves there a.s well as if clybor.'ue engravmgs formed the backgiound of the wntiiig. It tiiere can be said to be a fashion in checks the sma 1 check.s are the most fash- ionatde A big cliock Is form, ft is also bad form to cvi'Y a pqckct check bcKik. It has an air of display aliout it au(l shows tbe character of a man, just as the wearing of many diamonds does. It cost.* nothing to carry a pocket chock, book. '1 he proper thing to do is to have a big book, three chocks wide, and to tear out two or three to can y around with you loose n your pocket, just as if they wore cash, it s also better form to have a printed check than an p.ngra red check. The As tors pro cedent should he sufficient for this. H shoulii interest a fashionable young man tq know that everything about the Astors ciieck. except the date, number, name ci the payee, amount and ;dgna;ure. is printed ill type of the old Luglish stvlo. „ applejack i,, hwamp a monih. The good oi' hardshell Haptis^ iisety he the one to travel hand in hand with civ’Jlzation. an' show the misguided savage the glarin’ error of his onre- geu’rit' natur . , , , •Wuli, time slid on. an one by one this tribe o' iniin.s quit iookiir on .-^ugar Swamp ;r au’ fereve:-. 'J lie constd’ritness o ierever .... -----------, ...... ...... the most on em' fer my great gran pap s leeliu’s ez they went away w'cre likewise tetchin’. fer after a half (iozant or so o’ war- hoopers ha«i bid iar’weii to him an’ fonn’ th't he were so (,;ut up an' hr ke down over tlie partin' th’t he never thort to onlock the cellar an’ mix sumpin’ wuh the large doses of 'fectiomt advice he give ’em fer the last time, the rest o' the red men didn t think it vi-ere right to harry the ol'man’s ieeJin’B n» more by biddin’ him gootiby, an they tore theirselis away, an’ Ixdlered thair Borrowaloae. At last they was all gone,but onr brave OÎ* war-hooi>er jaaroed «»e-nntty* tK>-b(j. .Jee nutty couldn't Stan’ It to le-ave tbe hum o’ bis red-skinncd paps an gran naps au’ great glan’-paos, an’ be clung to Fugar .Swamp. iak;n in good advice e.-'f^t ez my great-gran pap’d let him an weepin' an’ moania’ 1 er the good oV war hoopm daye th't Civ’iization .had come down on un’ squashed. b'gogn, like alog roliju’ on a ioadstooL , ... tí . * '*< .ne d»v J© Rutty-Do-bo—w’lch. I forgot to tall ye. oneaus, in Luglish, Got-a throat- A Question of Legs. [>■(;"■ York (Jnirhic.. From Colonel Hay, the private secretary and biographer ot Jdiicuhi, to the martyr president Inmsolf i.s a natural transition This story is being told of i.incoln. Stephen A. Douglas, short aud stout, and Owen Love ]oy, of medium size, were once gossiping together tn Lincoln’s presence upon the proper length of a man’s legs. "Now, said Lov’ iov, "Abe’.s legs arc altogetlier KX) long, and yours. Dougias. I ilunk, aae a liitie short.’s a-k Aoo what ho thiuksof't." Theconvcrsaiion had heen c.'ir- ried OP with a vii w to Lincoln’.s overbearing it and they closed it by saying: "Abe. wiiat do you think about it? ’ -Mr 1-iucoin had a laraway look a* lie sat with one leg fwisted around the other, but he responded to the guesiion. ”Tiiink of what.'" ‘YAell. were talking about ibe proper length of :i man s leg.s. We think yours are too long and Douglas’ too .short, and we’d like to^uow what you think i.s the proper length. Mqll. said Mr, Lincoln, "that's a mailer teat 1 ve uevcr »uy thought to. fsooi rourse I may 'ue mistaken; but my first imiTessiun is that a man’s leg,s ought to bo long enough to reac'ii from hi* b.jdy to the ground. Too Healthful. [Graphlc.j I heard today a very good story about a weli-to-do New Yorker who has just come back from a year's residence in Colorado, lio is a raarr ed man. with a charming wile, aud they lacked only one thing to make them both haopy, aud that was an heu -o inherit the bles.'ings which iiqd been given them in the way of property 1 weive years of married lit« failed to bring them this blessing. A change of climate was deci.ieu upon, aud thep^ir removed to the vicinitv of l.-oiigmont, ¡n Colorado, wliere like-a-hoiler-log-went to my great gran’pap rmsbimd'eiigmged in the cattle bmsmess. A vear'6 lesidence in Coloraao had scarcely ■ - —I—*--, pair of an .*7*man-aí6erd-oMus-boe, says he. ’I’m goift’ a fishin’. and donTca’cffate tobe back far ihree days.’ sar* he. *Kiu yc rnake -'t handy.’ say* Jie. 'to tura me ont ver good ad vice fer them three dai» ali at one 8ei}.in . says he. 'an’ give me the tiimmm in a mg.'Vo’»“! km toke^em with ”^%'ba/werea tolerable ckeekv thing fer Jenutty fi-ast. but my groat-gran'pap thort th'imebbeit w"re all fer the b« sl. an he lumped the Injin’s three days’ supply of advice an' siotorth. an be wept liappy ez tb" ia:leend oía mighty tnbeoi In in#’ could I.e. with a haif ® apple ack ail to hisself—an dlug-id hapijy. GÎ 'u,™ 3r« jumped in his canoe an padd.ed iip Hig Biler run till he were a milco or moie hove the hiwh fads ’l ore he got *'? had tempered his sl<K'k <« gox'd adv ice a c.oiig'deratjio nombsr o’palls at the .'Ug. HP’ hii got tired o p;Addiin . an got out on the -.fiore an' cut a areat lug tm,-h .an factoped n- m the '>ow q h’.s . aiioc. so s Ui© wind'd blow air.u itati saii him along. All JUe had to do then weie to jlst steer tbe gone tiv when, not one only, but a pa. bouiicing I'abic.'came to less the liye't,of the parents. \Va.s the lady satist ed? Not at ail. .'he wanted to pack her trunks and bundle off' to the old home, declaring ‘ Colorado was too healthful by at least 00 per cent." _____________ Too Late. rNew York We(;lt>y.J fionfidence man—I should like to see Mr. Hayseed of Hayseedvllle. Hotel clerk- He is over there at tbe cash* ier’B desk, paying his bill. Coniidence man (sadlyj~-rm too late I Wanted a Change. \f-wr York W>-eiilT.; Waiter (at chib restaurantz—Rjjady with your order, sail'.' City Kportsman back fr-in a week's lish’ jDgi Give me some lish; i’m tired to death of other tuiugs. CbamborliDn, a brother of ex-t*overnor I.tan iel M. I- liainberlain. J'oung Cbftuibeilain. 9 ii tbe st<iry goei, had won tlie h.'art of I'aym'.daugiiterol llenrv H. Payne of Clovc- land, 11.. and he g i ve his classmate glow ing »( Counts of tho charm of manner, c.mvorsa- tp'tial p.iwers. and other good (lualitications of tho lady. Gn one of his vacations young Chambetlain invited his chum to go to Glevidand with liim and make the a.'tuaintonco of Miss Pavne. 'Ihe future coriioratjon coun.sol and socro- tarv of tho naw accoptod tbo invitation; ho made the iady’.s acquaintance and m.-iriRgcd so .skilfully to be Mtrickeu by cup (I's oleaginoua bow that ere many moons had passod young « ’hamberlain had gotten his conge, aud iii- chum, friend aud bosom companion wa ked away with tho fairpri/e. Owing to tho devotion of Colon©! (>liver Pftvne to hi.* sister she has proved a boon to Mr. Wbitney. and tlio splendid house at I’iltv-soventh street and Fifth avenue and a large gift, sftid to be $500.000, when tlio Focretaiy and his wife set out lo startle ^V!tsllirlKton with magnificent ontertam- ineiits are generallv set down among tbe good things which voung Whitney’s chum lostUirough tliat confiding introduction. A romantic story is told about the first meeting of August Hclmont with the lady who 1 » now hi.', wife. As1>«came her bravo lilood. tho daughter of Oonmiodore Oliver Perr , "tho hero of Lako Erie." wdiiJo still a blooming BaJtimore tielle. had an intense admiration for personal courage. It W'as whilo she was on a visit to some relatives in this city that the active and sturdy young German banker, who had at once taken tlie plnoc in metroiiolitan soi'iety due the represcnUti' o of the powerful house of Hothscliild. became involved in a famous duel. At the theatre one evening he was among a group of young men. and bet ween liie acts one of the »any expressed his admiration of tho iieauty of the ladies prés­ ent in the boxes, among whom w;ns Miss Perry. A no'ed tteorgia "tire-eater standing bv. who WHS widely feared and avoided n* a bully and a dead shot, made some remark reilecting on the virtue of women generally, 'rhere was silence for a momeut when yonng Belmont, a sligiit. timid-look* ing felujw, to tbe ditmay of his companions, faced tho bully and said in distinct. t\e- liberate tones. "The dog whu could utter such a sentiment insults the memory of his own mother and is undt for the company ot decent men." Widte with rage, tlie bully hissed ‘ You shall hear from me. sir liwa* before the war iu the good old times and a duel followed of course. Belmont’s friends gave him up as a dead man. But when the smoke from the simultaneous fire of the two pistols had hiirtllv claared wav it wa.s found that the bully had a bullet thnmgb his heart and Belmont bad a ball in his left leg below the knee. He 1»- camo the hero of the hour and soon after he was able lo get aliout ho propo.sed to t he iiuautiful Miss Pony and was accepted. He aftervva d confe.s?ed that it was her nobis face that nerved him to resent the imputa* 1 ion on her .*e v. To this day he iimps pain- fuDy, but his wife is proud of bis disfagure- The story of (ieorge Gould’s courtship of Miss Edith Kingdon w known in some of its main features, and yet there are phases of it of a lively interest in thems(Mves aud jqt not so iuliy displayed to the outside worlm A well-known actor who travelled with Miss Kiiigdoh when she was on the road in llio iVest previous to her engagement by Augustin Dalv recently cmertaiued a few friends with a recital ot what he termed tho true Story of tlm »(lair. According to tins narrative young Mr. Gould farst set eye on Miss iviDgdon over tho footlights at Dalv’s Theatre. Fhe wa.s playing a dashing pari, iu which her natural buoyancy, verve and chic’K had full play, and maiio a deep impression on the young financier. Ho determined to have au iutrq- (luciion. He sought it through a well- known dramatic manager and dealer in plays, and by him the desired event was jrought about. I he admiration was mutual aud the devotion pronounced on either side, '1 here wa.s one obstacle in the way of un- alioved happiness during the engagement that followed. And that was Miss Kingdon’s mother. That ladv is the .shrewdest kind of ft woman, and the story told ol her generally is that site kept, a regular major donio eye on her dauglitor throughout her career upon the stage. She aiw.iys chaperoned Miss Edith and always found it convenient to join her daughter wlieuever she received callers, evpecially male one«,. The conso- quenoo was that young Mr. Gould longed for aabort engagement and aswift marnage. How ho succeeded in gnitifyiug his desires in that line is now it matter of history. He inak-s a devoted hugb;ind ami she a devoted w ife. Thev have had two children. An example that might be followed with aiivantage b. other great men is set by Gen- oral .John C. Fremont iu his (ielightful ".Memoirs.” It was while Fremont, then, a captain in the army, and auached to the surveying department, was in M a.sUington arranging for the exploration ol the far \Vo8t which afterward made him famous, lie was bi^ugbt into ire<ment contact with Fenaior Benton, tlio recognized champion ot tho policy of opening up the new country. ( Ine day ho accompanied Seu.ator Bénins cldcRt (laughter to a school concert at Georgetown, where he first met .lessie, the second daughter. She was .then but Id. and "tho bloom of her girlisti beauty and her bright talk, tbe ollerves- com-e of perfect health.” naturally at- tractod him, When Mis.s .leas e came home from Fchool a few months ufierwaid Cap- ta’ti Fremont met her froquently. and an attachment soon spr;.rig up betwceu tnem. .Mis. Heiiton was unfrieuilly to the young warrior’s suit becaiiso she believed her daughter-then but just Id—too young to marry, andl thought that the unsettled life of a soldier wa.s aiLuvorable to tbe iorma- ticn of a home such as she desired for her daughter. Hut amor omnia vincil. In Mrs. Foinsett, wife of the secretary of war, tho young captain L'und a Ineiid audallv whoso iliploiriaov. «e( (Uiding 1' romont s ardor, oai- ried the citadel of maternal solicitude. It was during bis first tenu at Geauga Feiniuary iu Cmster. ()., that .lames A. Gar field, then ahoy of Id. met Lucretia Ku doluii, the girl who was to be his destin:, She was the daughter ot a farmer ui Uio neighboriiood, and from tho tirst exerted a marked iuiiueuco in inspiring the poor tow path bov to high endeavor. Afterward while a tutor at Iliram College, the young iady was one of IDs nupils. Mutual esteem ami symnathy, arising out of their associa lion iu the chool, soon r pened into the ten­ derer fed ug wliich brought about their subséquent union. _ As ;i young m.«i Grover Cleveland was ex treinely fond of children. In the bachelor apartments over his law office iu Buffalo Hie walls were covered with pliotographs of bngiii and lieauUful babes. He wa.s tinilarly interested in tho pretty litUe (laughter of his partner aud clo^ost friend t iscar Fol.som, and it is said that a puitraii: of the lovely child at 6 years old. arrayeii in a white xvtih a big blue sash, held tlie place of honor in ins colleoUon. W hen Gsc-ar Folsom died lie made Cleveland a CO trustee with Mrs. fiblsoni of their only child, and true to his trust Cleveland watched over the rearing and education of tho girl with Tonderest solicitude. ^ the child grow to womanhood the bonds of aflecli<.-n drew tbe girl and her guardian Closer aud ilnallv Btreriglhoued into the bonds of love. An old .schoolmate of Mrs. Cleveland tells the tale of Clovelaiid’s proposal When httle France.* was « voars old she w'as sitting on 'Uncle Grover’s” lap one dav eniertauiing him with clnldtsb prattlo of ■'ftffiat sne should do when she grew up into "a biff lady.” It was about the time of Kelly Grant’s marriage in tho Whito House, which had fonned a topic for fuinily talk. "I m going tobave.a nice white satin dross^ and get marnod in the White House, too.” she hsped. But I thougtit you wore going to mari-v me and 1 t houTd wait for you.” laughingly reiurned ir. Cleveland "Of course it will be you. for vou wiil grow up to bo president then. ’ eaid the child, knowirgly. M heu Gtoveland was elected Mr.*. Folsom and hor qaughter were preparing to go t o Europe, and on calling to 8BT modi). Mr. Cleveland claimad from Miss Folsom tho tultilmonton her return of the promise made when a child. He had piTfonnoct his part of the, and she h»'i only to fulul hor»s and become a White bride. , . . .. Iff esident Harrison mot tbe lady who is DOW hi« wife while he was a st'iuent at Miami rniver«iiy. His experience was the rare on * of a college student actnally marrying the girl to whom ho had pledged his “'I’ffmSiY&roffM,.;™ 1., fi». meeting of Abraham Lincoln and Map Todd As ft child the future Mrs. Lincoln of.en prophesii^dtbat she would becomothe wife of a president of the I. ndeff Ftatos. She wa„ he^r elf the daughter of a Kpiucky congressman and somethmg ol a beuo in RÜLED BY SÜPERSTITION. Queer Ideas That Control Mauy Men and Women. l)*es Wearing a TV'idow’s Yellow Gartir on the Left Leg Bring Luck ? How a Miiiden Oaa See Her Love iu Dreams at Small Expense. Peculiar Beliefs Held in All Ages Regarding the Mystic Properties Possessed by Csrtaiu Jewels. T. t‘,slrba!rn Srott. tn Peirolt Free Prri*,] Agftte quenches thirst, and if held in the month alhiTs fever. It is supposed, at least in fable, to render the wearor invisiblo, and to turn the swords of foes tiiem- olvcs. It is the emblom of boalth and long j lie. and is dcilii^atcrt to Juno. In the ' Zodiac, it 8t.ands for Scorpio Aml)or is a euro ior*oro throat and all glandular .swollings. It is said to be a concretion of birds' tears, 'ihe bird» which wopt amber were the Klstor.s of Meloagor, called .Molcagrides, wbo never ceasod weeping for their brother's death. A moth yst banishes the dosire for drink and promotes chastity. Tho Crooks thought it counteracted tho effects ol wino. llio amethyst is an emblem of humility and sobriety. It is dedicator! to February and Venus. In tho Zodiac it represents Sagittarius, in mfctaDnrgY copper, in Christian art it IS given to Ft. Matthew, and iu the Koman Catholic church n isset iii ttm pm - loral rinff oi bishous, whence it is caliou tho * *»v Mdh 1 fa e «» rvAlliY for weddings, and of choosing above all the hapDY month of rosQs. are so untveMal »» to boííona© aitnost unwritton laws* Tiiere are suDerttîtions about jejreU ana colors and in f.oot oílí GIRLS WHO SWIM. Lots of Fun for the People Who See Them Learn th« world moves on Thoro’s one thing wC qaoJie Ihk^kful foL however, tho almost been downed and death^ but if we are g 'tug to cUnk by one. it will take a long timo Indeed. AN INTERESTING LETTER. prelate s gem. , , > Cat’s *'y(' Is considered by tho Oingaloso as a charm against wiichcraft, and to be tho abode of sumo genii. Coral is a talmman against onchantmenta. thunder, "witchoraft and other perils of riocd aud field. It was consecrated to ,I up 1- ter and Ph rbu*. Ked coral wo n about tho person is con'idored ri euro for indigestion. Or sta! induces vi,si'ns, nroruotos sleep and insures - ood dreams. It is ded.CHted to the moon and tu metallurgy stands for Diamond produces somnambulism and promote.* spiritual ec.stasy. I'he diamond i.s HU emblem of innoconco and is dedicated to April and the sun. lu the / odiac it staiid.s forX ir o, in metal)urz:i' for gold, iuLhris- tiftii art iovuhierable faith. , fi.merald promotes friendship and constancy of mmd. If a sernont fi.x es its eyes on ftiiemerald it bo oino.sblin(l. It is an emblem oi .success in love and Is dortlca etj to day ; in tho /(Miiac it stand.* for Canc er, in melai- lurgv for iron, aud in Christian art is given to St. Jolin. It IS dedicated to .Mars. Garnet preserves health and joy. It is an emblem of constancy and is dedicated to .January. Thi.s was the carbiuiclo of the ancients. , ; i, , t .lacinth is also dedicated to January. fx)ftd#wne pro(.iuces somnambulism. Is dedicated to Ntorcury, and a uielallurgy stands for quioksilver. Moonstone has the virtue of making trees fruitful and of curing epilepsy. It contains in it an image of the moon, representiug its lticrea*e and decrease o' ery month. Onvx contains in it an im prisoned devil, which wakes at sunset and cause* terror to tho wearer, disturbing sleep wuh ugly dreams. Cupid, with the sharp point of bis arrows, cut the nails of 'x enus during sleoo. and tho parings, falling into the Indus, sank to the bottom and turned into onyxes. In tho Zodiac it stands for A'luariua; some say it is the emblem of August and con.agal love- iu Christian art it symbolizes sincerity. Gpal IS fatal to love and sow# discord between th© giver and receiver. Given aa an engagement token, it is sure to bring ill- luck. The opal is an emblem of hope, aud is dedicated to (»etober, Kuby—The Burme,*« believe that the ruby ripens like fruit. They say that a ruby In Its crude state Is coiorlesa. and. as It matures. changes first to yellow, then to green, then to blue, and lastly to a brilliant red, it* highest state of perfection and ripeness. In the Zodiac It stands for Aries. Fome give it to December, and make it the emblem of brilliant sucre*9. Rapphire produces somnambulism and impels the wearer to all good works. In the Zodiac it signifies Leo, and m Chr.stian art is dedicated to St. Andrew, emblematic of his henvenl- faith and good hope. Some give this gem to April. Topaz is favorable to hemorrhages. Imparts strength and promote* digestion. It is ftp emblem of tidelity, aud is dedicated to November. In the zodiac it stands for Tanrtis. and in L hrfistian an i.s given to St. .James the Less. , , . Turquoise, given by loving h.ancls, carries xvith h iiappiness and good fortune. Its color .always nale.s when the well-being of the elver is in peril, it is an emblem of orosperitv. and is dedicated to December, n the Zodiac it stands for Faturn, and in metallurgy for lead. , , . A bouquet, composed ot diamonds. ,oad- stnnes and saophire.s combined, render* a person almost invincible and wholly irresistible. , All precious stones are punhed by honey. [New York Sun.] Any day and any place you can see people yielding to superstitions. Notice ptiople walking together. Fee a couple of girls going along, carefully preventing any one from pa**ing between tliem. or If ono round a lamp post or hitching post, bow tho other wiil follow ou the same side. Dignified old men and women will dodge back and follow tlu'ir comp.anious round a hurried pedestrian w ho trio* to savosteos by passing betweoii thorn, or round .somo inanimate obstruction, causing any number of amusing encounter». 'I'hey believe they will havo a quarrel or meet wffth a disap- cointmentif they let anything to come between tiiom. Others couldn’t be hired to meet any one on the stairs, going up or down, for fear thoT will bo di.sappointed. Hou'owive? have innuTnerable signs by which lliey can foretell events, If the dishcloth is dropped, -there will be a visit ir. If a kliife is dropped, a woman is coining; a fork, a man is com ing; a *roon, a fool. If two knives or forks or spixms are put at » place by mistake while setting the table, there is going to bo a wedding. H you spill salt you will havo a quarrel; this cau bo prevented by bnrmug a pinch of tho spilled salt or throwing somo over your leftshoulder. If a rooster crows at you or at a door, he is playing the clairvoyant and telling you you wii! have a surprising bit of news or an unexpecu d visitor, oo also If you drop a pair of sciraors. and they stick in tho fioor. you will havo an unexpected visitor. If a needle sticks lu the floor, you will get a letter. If you see a pin with tbo head to you, you must .surely pick it up. for you will tiave good luck, but avoiil. if possible, seeing pin* with the point toward you. for if you pick them up you will have sharp luck or bad luck. You must pick tbem up . however, if you see them, for the old lines say: She Oot the New# and Oeorffe Oot Hia Breakfast-But He Had to Get it Down Town. ¡Morrl» Walt«, in rnok.J Husband (at breakfast tableJ-'Who’s it from.’ Wife (reading letter)--Oh, George, its a little airi!. , ^ Husband-I» it? 1 thonght itwa» a letter. Slim Girls Hli» Cannot Float and Fat Girls Who Cannot Oivc. How the Girls Take to tbe Water Splash, and Dive, and Squeal. the sleeves of her dress. tbe trousers reveabng a wealth ol pinky white vohiptuous loveiineM. »u ^ Tillan loved to paint. Iban »he head down in a cuna ng. cuiddDng eort m way against tbe '•rater and swims away wrihirroiig! »mooti». like tholihme sisters. fJTew T..rk Rim.l There are occasion» when a woman bows down before tho superiority ot man in hum- riusoHuu i» u‘ ble cliagrtii. and of ttieie occasions none and a half. Husband—Nine and a half. eh. Rh© Sec a pin and plak H up. All itiat (lay yuu’Il h«\e good luok; Sec a pin and let 11 lay. Vuu’ll have Pud luck all that day. weighed at a hundred and fortv when 1 tiAw lier last, and she looked strong an(I healthy; doesn’t stem possible that she— TVife-YVhat wore you saying. George? nnsband-rho tea; you’ve forgotten to pour the tea. tv if« (leading and groping around with ono hamD-Oh, it’s just too nice lor anything! Think of it: a dear, sweot little girl: a little blue-eyed girl— Husband-The teapot is just a trifle to the right of your hand—there, now you have it. Wife (laying down lotterl-Woll. you poor old fellow 1 xou're not getting any breakfast. It’s too bad-it’s just splendid! I wonder who she look» like. Husband Wiiat's the matter with my own cup this morning? , , , . -p. „ Wife 'Whv, how stupid I am! There, n'W. I’vo got it right-how many lump.» have 1 put in. George? Husband—Four. . Wife And you only want three. Mon t it bo too sweet, clear? '1 hey are going to call hor Mildred. Georg«. Mildred—Mildred-how do you like Mildred? Husl and—Never mot the lady. Ihe butter, please, dear, ... Wife-1 like It, 1 think it is an awfully pretty name. Edwin wanted to call her I.ucy; but 1 think Mildred is ever so much prettier, cion’t you. George? Husband - The butter, please, dear. Wife—Oh. I just want to get hold of that Annie! Won't 1 hug her! But isji’t it perfectly lovely.' - that it’s a little girl, 1 mean. Hu.*band—Much better than if it were a large girl. I think. The butter, please. VVife Butter.' Why. haven’t you had anv butter all this time? Why didn't you ask for it, you goose? What could, Mary have done with tne butter knife? It J.'n t on tho table, is it? Have you,seen any tha time ttndet water or float* on her back to rest- . . "It Is just like waltzing, said the bewitching swimmer, a* «he wrung the water out of nor long braid*. * You learn the steps and scrambl« roiAd any way and every way. until all at once you feel that you are waltzing, and you can t tell why oi how you do it. bo with swimming and horseback riding. 1 couldn’t lea*« M rise in the sadcile from tho teacher, but I went off In the park one day nnd sent the groom out of sight, and all at one» I had it, and couldn t rlda anv other way. 1 learned to awlm in Furopa.'and they are verv much harder with you than they are here. Yon can t coax and coddle a girl in tbe water if you ever exoeet her to learn., You just want to have her learn the stroke right and then push her in without any ceremony and lot her paddle for herself.” ^ The ten girls m the race came up to the edge of tho basin, their heads^shlny like seals, and said that they look five lesson#, last year and did not go In again until this . ' ear, when they had been every day tor IS attcmiits at swimming. Given a pond. | days. . brook bathtub, or the oce.m. and a small I "It tan’t teaching, but practice, said tho 1.0, .nd .... .«„..Ion 0 , how«. 1" !'¡'j quicklv solved without tbe learnmg of and start in.” SOME ROYAL BEDS. 'rwo l»rlnce«8ei Whr*« Tlielv Sheet» to he VTtthnut Creaaes. [Modern S(X'lcty-] Clarence House, the ro,*idence of tbe Duchess of Edinburgb, is one of tho most comfortable houses in London, and is famous for its good beds, forth© only daughter of Alexander 11. of Russia is. like many Muscovite ladies, very pariicuiar about her beds, and will tolerate in her house none but the very best. .Even wlien a mere child, and long before her marriage, she was so particular about this very important Item ... domestic comfort tlmt to insure the sheets being tightly siretclied over tlio mattress. she used to have tliem gewn down, for even the slightest crease or wrinkle would entirely destroy tlie repose of this imperial spoiled child for the night. ll«r royal higliues.s used to be greatly chaffed about tliis weakness by members of the royal famiiv when first she came to this country, but tho (¿uoen. who is also very particular about her beds, «tuck up for her, aiul although the sheets are no longer sewu down to the mattres.s. they are coinno.sed of the most exquisitely tine linen that can be procured, and stretched like a tight rope over tlie most perfect mattresses that can be manufactured m Hans, in winch capital the making of mattreases has 'oeen brought up to the level of a fane art. A curious and amusing chapter might indeed 1)6 written about the beds of illu.strious person.ages. Tlie ex-Einpres.s Lugeuie Is quite as particular about her beds as the Duchess of Edinburgli or our grai'ious sovereign. and quite a'gree# with the first- named lady as to the fineness of tbe linen and Die tightno.'is of the drawing of the sheets, but lier imperial inft'csty ha* an odd fancv to have lier lied ao low' a* to give a visitor to tbe imperial bcdcliamber tho impression that tho widow of C.f sar is almost sloojiing on tlie ttoor. It is indeed hardly elevated more than a foot from the floor, as all who have visited in old days the privato ap-irtinents at St. Cloud. Compieguc, and the ' will remember. If froth or little bubbles rise to the top of a cup of tea or coffee and you are lucky enough to catch them in a spoon and swallow' them, you will get money, the amount varving with the (juantiiy of buUoles. ibis doesn’t «pplv to Coney island lager. If you find any little sticks, th© stem* of tea leaves in your tea and swallow them, you will capture a new beau. A good housewife will never sw'eep at night. If she is ever obliged to do so she will sweep the dirt into a coruer, and couldn’t bo prevailed on to lift it until morning. This is to prevent misfortune. Nor will she at any time sweep the dirt out of her door. She will lift it in a du.stpan and oum it. This is to keep the fainily iKi» 80 .*sion» safe. If you break a dish, fate wffl pursue vou till you break two more. If you aro unmarried .and fall going up stairs, you will not get married until the next year; aud if your cbaip tumbles backward your chances of matrimonial bliss for that year go with it. Getting out of laid backward causes things to go wrong for tl^e day. while putting vour right foot out brst pleases dame fortune. You have to consult her pleasure in dressing yourself, too. She likes you better if YOU put on your right shoe , and stocking first. You change your luck if .by- accident you put on a garment wrong side out, and if you want to keep your old luck the proper thing to do is to turn the garment. and while doing so snlt on it and say, •For good luck or bad.” If a woman’s skirt comes undone her sweetheart or husband has loving thoughts of her. If a widow gives you a yellow garter on Easter Sunday you will have success m love if you wear it around the left leg, and success in business if you wear it around the right leg. The inc^t dire misfortune result» from opening au umbrella or sunshade in the house, and if a man should go into the betting stami at a racetrack with his umbrella raised fa© would be in danger of being °^You^ will ifteet witb a disappointment if you start to go out and have to return for something you forgot, unless you sit down for a minute whan you return. You can tell your fortffne by the sensation# of your own body. V\ hen your right ear burns some one is speaking good of you. and when tho left ear burn* it is evil. You can even discover who the gossipers are by moistening the lobe of tbe warm ear witli saliva and naming a person. If the name you guest is correct, the ear will cool at once. If your nose itches, you will have news or company, if your right eye itches you will shed tears, aud if your left eye itches, you will laugh. A quick rising m either ear that overwhelms souud is called ft death knell, and precedes news pf a death. It vour inner arm itches at the elbow joint, voii wilt have au msleep or an outsleep. That is, some one will sleep at your house who la not accustomed to sleeping there, or a member of the family will be away all night. If your teg itchee at tbe back under the knee, you will go on a journey, and if tho sole of your foot Itobes. you will tread on strange ground. If your .right hand itches, you will shake hands with a fneud; your left band you will get money. There is an old saying about this: Rcmtch it on wood and it'd come good.” That, many are aware of. I've seen men who ought to know better bunt around for wood to scratch their hanus on. and. not finding any available, take a lead pencil out of their pockets and rub their palms with it. A fair Washiugtou belle will not have an nrabrella without a wooden handle, because, site says, she always wants some woixi around to scratch her band on. Even the soots on one's finger nails come m for a share of superstition. They are called gilts, aud it is said; thing of the butter knife. George? Husband—Hold! Keep y<)ur hand steady where It is; now close your lingers, and you ^ Wlfe-I’m the goose. I should think' But what do you think of it, George? Why. I can’t believe that Annie reallv has a llltl© girl. How happy she will bo! and how 1 long to see the little thing; don’t you, *^Husband-I do, indeed. Will you have a ^ Wife (absorbed in letter again)—Chop-- rhop-ch— ye-es. if you please. George. 1 donff care If you do give-please; thanks. .Seems to mo if it wa* my own I cciuldn’t tool an^ happier than I do; could you. George—I hardly think I could: but I'd try. Will you pass me the cream, please, Wife (banding him the vinegar)—I’m jnst pptng to sit right down and write Annie a letteT-whr, George, where are yon going? Husband-To the office. I shall be a little late. too. I’m afraid. Wife—You poor old husband!. You have nt had half a breakfast, and it’s all my fau t. 1 declare it’s too bad! I’m awfully sorry. George; but you’ll forgive me this once, won’t you. dear? It Is such haopy news. Ob, that dear little girl!—Goodby, George- come home early, won’t you? formulas. The Ixiy swim» as tbe frog swims, because ho knows how; anyway, just «ecause h(i is a tiov. Given a girl and all the apparatus ever invented, and she flounders and flop.*, sputters and strangles, all to no purnose. Her feet seem to lose all prcc()nc6ived and long pr.'ictised ideas of the laws of gravity, and display most depraved and immodest aspirations, and her head goes to the bottom like the nlummet on a line. But it is the proper thing to learn to swim ni'W. The fashionable girl must count it among her accompli.shments, like horse- bacK riding aud waltzing. The sensible, serious girl learns with a view of future coutiugeucios, and dreams of saving not only her own, but other lives on her summer trip abroad, and the jolly girl learns for fun aud lor the sake of an excuse to diso.ay her pretty form in a Narragansett Pier bathing dress made up of style and stockings, with a little scrap of flannel tnrowii in for a girdle. The latter is iLsu'ftlly the girl that learns first, though a nice old German professor up town accomplishes wonders with the girls under his charge and lias a happy faculty of c<)n- vinclug them on th© start that he can make them swim like mermaids in 12 les.*onSj ami for tho modest sum of $10. A fter a gin has an interview with him, inspired with nigh purpose, she picks out a bathing di-ess and trips into one of the little dressing rooms that surround the biff marble tank in a double row one above the other like the state rooms on a steami-r, 'There are few elaborate or fancnul hath- ing costumes at the swimming school. Doesn’t pay. you know.” said a girl, with » blue jersey combination garment on tvith- out any sleeves and cut off jnst below the knees, fitting asuade tighter than her skin. ■ Nobody is allowed to come in and see us but just a mob of girls. Wait until 1 go to the seashore and I’ll have a costume that will turn tlie tide and startle the dudes.” 'Perhaps that might if you were to wear it just ft.* It is.” , i J V "Weil, ves. this is rather abbreviated, but it wasn’t at first. The trousers came below the knees, the sleeves buttoned at the wrist, the neck was all fastened up tight, and a nice little petticoat went over it all, braided round. Mamma made it, aud it was all right when I began to learn, but as soon as I could swim 1 kicked off tbat little nuisance of a skirt in a hurry, and the sleeves 'Ibegirls are taught first to swim on the chest, then on the neck; to, float, tread water, iumn from different heights, swim witb long »kin* on. dive, swl^m undei water, and to rescue others irom drowning, 'i he basin in which they learn is jHxA* feet, and has an increasing depth of from’ three to five feet, the water being constantiy changed and lieated to a comfortable an« uniform temperature. BRIC-A'BRAa ffairy Mirror*. CWiUlam H. Bayne In St. Nieliola» for JttM.J Each dewdrop banging on tb« graii Miiit be a fairy lonklng-glos», Wl)«r«m th# proud, delighted «Ives Be« clear reftectlon# of thein«elv«». And from rude mortal eye» wtthdrawSb Mak« their gay toilet# on the lawn. Cash. [Today.] Money goei, no one know»; Whore It goeth, no one »howatti| Here and there, every Bun. run; Don, dun; Spend, spend; Lend, lend; Bend, send; yin»h today, short tomorrowf Notes to pay, borrow, horrowt How It goes, no one know»; Where It goeth, no one knuwedt. My Lady Playing. [Towri Topics.] She swept the key» w/th vibrant flngeri, And drove the nervous strain along; suit in my mind the tnnsic lingers. Sweet a# the bard's unuttcred song, Then changed it to an icy pealing; Cold ae the player w«s tbe tone That oame upon my spirit steslfau& CntU 1 felt I was alone. botliercd so I ripped ’em out. and the trous ers shrank and! was glad.of it. As for the Once more tt changed. So low aiul teader, 'Throbbing wtth love, tbe mnslo »lghe<L My arm aronnd her waist so »leniier Dacon»ciott»ly began to glide. On went the »train, stilFmore beguiling, A ditty of the golden age; gnat then her head lifted, »mUing, And said, “WUl you please tura the pagef* Red Hair. [All tbe Year Bound.] The prejudice against red hair is both ancient and widespread. For centuries tbe popular mind throughout Europe has associated hair of this unlucky color with un- trustworthmess and deceit. An old Latin "Collection of Proverbs.” by Henry Bebel, published in Germany in 1512, has the following: "Raro broves hnmilea vidi ruffosgne fideles.” (Proud are th© short, and untrustw'orthy th© red- haired.) The Italians have a milder saying: "Capclli rosfii, o tutto foco o tutto moscl.' (Rea hair, either all fire or all sotluess.) There is an old French rhyme dating from the seventeenth century, which says; Homme roux et {«innie barhue Be trente pas IoId 1 « salue, Aveoquee IroU plerree au poiug Pour Pen alder a ton besoign. (Salute a red-haired man or bearded woman at 30 feet off witb three stones in thy fist to defend thee in thy need). The same sentiment of dislike and distrust is found continually cropping up in our own older literature. It did not pass altogether without rebuke. Writers on vuUar errors occasionally denounced tbe prejudice, aud a (irasoon writer and soldiot of the seventeenth century, Cyrano de Bergerac, the author of various humorous and satirical pieces, boldly praised and glorified the despised color. His work on the "States and Empires of tbe Sun” was translated into English, and in It he says: ‘ A brave bead covered with red hair is nothing else but the sun in the midst of his rays, yet many epeak ill of it. because few have the honor to be so.” And. again, that flaxen hair betokens flckleness and black obstinacy ; but between both, ho says, is the medium. "Wher© wisdom in favor of red- haired men hath lodged virtue, so their tiesh is much more delicate, their blood more nure their spirits mors clantted. aud. con se I neatly, their intellect more accom- plisbed, because of the mixture of th© four qualities.” _____________ A gift on the iliumb I» sure to come, Whi To Stop Cum Chowing in School. [K. L. S. In Aroertea)! Teacher.] Mix a little soap with tho gum and require the pupils to ctiew all together for a little while. Give tair warning; then treat every offender alike. Probably oue dose will break it uo in school, if tlie pupils are ¡isKured that you are in earnest and will give them soap every time they forget and slip the horrid .*tu1f in their mouths. 1 havo tried this with primary pupils. 1 cannot spo.iji of its value with older pupil*, large enoagh to resist authority. That depends upon the teacher s discipline. Betrayed Her Confidonco. (Kingston Freeman,] A woman here feels very sore over tho latest escapade of her 7-year-old incorrigi- hie. There wore some visitors invited to tea one evenins recently and during tiio course of the meal .John Henry Augustus remarked with a chuckle; ".Mothers got all her best things ou tbe table tonight, ain’t you, ma/** 'I’I ya mnrtih«n inntliertrftvft a word about borrowing the napkins. U d to Snuff. [New York Weekly.] Golucky—As I’m the special summercor- respondentof the New Y’ork Daily Blowhard, I suppose your terms will be somewhat different from your terms to regular guest«. Summer Hotel Clerk (briskly)—Yes. sir; yes. sir; of course. Our terms to you will be cash in advance. The Dear Departed. [Time.] Towne—That’s too bad about Dingley, isn’t it'z Browne—How? YY’^hat’s that? Towne—Joined the silent majority. Browne—YYbat! dead? Towne—No, married. He a gift on tbe finger has long to linger. It is unlucky to cut the finger nails on Friday. Saturday or Sunday. If you cut them on Friday you are playing into tho devil's hand; on Saturday you are inyitimr disaopointment. and on Sunday, you will have bad luck all the week, rtiere are people who suffer all sorts of gloomy forebodings if they absent-miiuledlv trim away a bit of nail on any of these days, and who will sutfer all the inconvenience of overgrown finger nails sooner than cut them after Thursday, , . , . . , The shamrock of four-leaf clover is nrized as one of the greatest of luck-bringing charms. Girl» will hunt tlirough long summer days for the little green emblem of fortune, and when they find it, which is rare enough, they treasure it like a jewel or a flat Jove letter. Few houses are without the ffood-luck horseshoe, although not every one know's how to hang it to keep good luck with I'ne onen part up, so that the luck won’t run off the points. if the things that men carry in their pocket* ou account of their superstitions could be piled up . one on top of tho other, they would make a monument higher than the Eiff el tow er and twice as curious. Biick- ©ves, potatoes, buttons, biis < f metal, and lahbits feet go to make up the list The sun, moon and stars come in for tbeir share, too. There is the old couplet: Happy 1 » ibfl hri'te tbat the sun shiae« on; Happy U the corpse tbat Ibe rain rain* on. To see the new moon for the fir»t time over vour left shoulder portends trouble through all the month, while to see it before you is a promise of a prosperous aud happy *^*'To\^he maid who wants to push the veil aside and peer into the future it lends a*sistaiice if ou the first appearance of the new moon she will before retiring kneel at herw'indo\v, and. looking up at the moon, say earnestly: ii(j\v moon, true moon, come tell unto me IJefore Ihi» time lomorruw "Who my true love will be? If hit clothlii« I do wear And bis chiidi'on 1 do bear, lUlihe and mcrrv may 1 8 (*c him Will) ins face to me. If bis oloihliiii 1 dou’t wear Aud bis children 1 don't bear. Sad and sorrowful mav 1 »(?« him With biS back 1.1 me. Then let her crawl into beci without a light and she will see her true lover lu her dreams that night. If you make a wi.*h on the first star you see at niff bt you will get it, but you must frame your wish thus: , * "atariiffht, starhright, tirst bright star I see tonight, I wish you may, I wish you may, I wish ----------If you see a person glance at a wagon load of hay. then look determinedly iu another, direction you may be sure he has made a wish ou the hay, aud is afraid to catch another glimpse of it. thus breaking ^^S^clfool girls have practiced "wishing on’ rings ever since rings were worn. Tbe tricks played by young folks ou Halloween are nothing but .superstitions turned to fun, but some are quite a test of nerve, as setting a table for two at midnight, then one solitary watcher sitting down to wait for tho wraith of her better half that is to be. The prettiest aud by far the most «xcnsa- ble superstitions are thos© attached to a wedding. The customs of throwing an old a handful of rice for luck, of Th© Difference. [San FmneiBoo Chronicle.) " *0w did It work.” said one small boy on the street to the other. " ’Ow did you do it?” "See! The old man he dropped a dime, an’ I picked it up an' runned after bint, an’ I says: ’Mister, ’ere’s a dime as you dropped, an’he puts’is hand in his pocket an’ be savs, ‘Ytm'r© an honest little boy; here s a quarter for you.’ . w,. i * "Wal, I dropped the dime right in front of the oia woman, wen she ha • 'er nufse open, an’ I picked it up wen she walks aloeg, an’ follows her an' says: ‘Here, missis, i« a dime you dropped.’ ” "Well!” . . , "YVal. she takes it an’says: ‘Thank you, little boy.’ an’ puts it in her pocket, an’ T m 10 cents out.” Knew Their Ways. [ChlcaK© Trihun«.] The detective boarded the train at a way station and took the conductor into his confidence. "Tam afte» traveling man who has embezzled a large sum from the St. Louis hou¥e that emnioyed him,” he said. "He had on when last seen a black derby bat* "He was a St. Louis drummer, you say?” interruoted the conductor. " Y es.” "Then never mmd what he had on last!” exclaimed the official with eager excitement. "There’s a man in the third car ahead that hasn’t a pound of baggage and is trying to occupy four »eats, i’ll bet a tliousand dollar» he’s th© fellow you’re alter!” Not a Pleasant Outlook. [Texas,Siftings,] Little Bobby—Ma, will I go to Heaven w'hen I die? Mother—If you are a good boy you will. "Will you go. too?” "I hope so, Bobby.” "And will pa?” "Y'os, we will all he there some time.” Bobby didn’t seem altogether satisfied, but after some thought he said: "1 dou’t see how I’m going to have much fun,” An Unselfish Offer. tMuniey’« Weekly, i Ethel (who has come unexpectedly)- Dont’t you want to r;d© on my tricycle. Mr. Leslie? Leslie-Thanfc you, Ethel, but rip too busy now. , „ , . . Ethel—Oh. come ahead. I’ll hold Sylvia s hand for you while you’re gone. H i * Christian Name. [Somerville .lournftl.] "What is your Christian name?” asked the judge, absent mindedly. of th© prisoner at the bar. "SoJomon Isaacs Griefensteln.your honor.” was the prisoner s reply. slipper or wearing Someihlag old And «oineihlng n«w. Something bright And something blue, of avoiding Friday# and the month of May Early m the Morning. [Mnn»«y’8 WwtkJvJii Old gentleman (atheojid,(t© Sih©istairs)— Hem. ain’t it gittln’ putty latef'to -: Fannie—Oh. no. fa^er^'SeaYi it’s hardly light yet. ________ '_________ A Sensitive Soul. CFlelgendo Blatter.] "Walter, a beefsteak—but not a email one; 1 am #0 terribly norvou# that every little thing upset# m#.” neck, it will fasten, but I planed it back, anti it’s awfully jolly and comfortable.” The girl was lying m the water talking to her friend, her head on one outstretched arm. keeping heraell afloat with long side- wav sweeps of the other hamk There were 15 or 20 women in tho pool, Borae floating around and paddling a little with life preservers around their waists, several of them swimming fairly well for a little distance, and a row of beginners lying face down on the water. About tbe waist of each beginner was clasped a broad belt into which a rope was fastened and then turned over a pulley high up on tho platform. Here and there about the oiatform girls sat with bare white limbs watting to get cool enough to bo allowed to go in. One of them wor® tbe ugliest bathing dress that ever disfagured. a pretty woman. A long-sleeved, high- necked waist and nlaited skirt, with full trousers hanging half way to the ankle, beneath which protrudeu the clearest. plumpest, pinky loot, and whit; slenfler ankle, with the promise ot a beautiful curve tbat the long ugly suit concealed. T wo heavy braids of dark soft hair fell far below her waist and ended in a fluff of little curis. A biff handsome woman with dark red hair and the exquisite white skin that usually accompanies it, was gwimming from one side of the tank to the other. A string ol gold beads encircled tho full white throat, a slender gold bangle relieved the marble-like beauty of one arm, and a single diamond flashed and sparkled as the white hands swent in »low curves through the water. The neophyte in the little box of a dressing-room has discovered that her hired suit Is cotton, and what there is of it i» very thin. She has tried to see how it looked in the tiny mirror hung in the room, and fumed and fussed until her blood is boiling and her face blazing. Finally she gets up her courage by a herculean effort, opens the door softly, praying that no one will look, sbys along tbe passage, keening olose to tbe dressing rooms, and wishing she had never been born. She reaches the stout German woman who assists the profesior, thankful tbat tbe journey is over; but the teacher touches her glowing face, and say#: "You vas too warm; go away mit youraeuuf and be cooler. ” . , . , Tbe suit seems to visibly shrink and shorten, her lower extremities seem larger, and more conspicuous tban those ot Idberty down tbe bay; she folds up her arms, tries to fold up her legs, and waits in agony. There is a girl coming out of an upper dressing-room with the tightest dull green bathing dress, following the exquisite oulz line.* o ■ womanly grace, of physique, and while the learner forgets for a momeut her own incompleteness ol attire as she wonders how the other girl ever got herself inside the dress, the girl coolly steps over the raliing, suddenly stiffen* every muscle, straighten.* her arms down at the side and drop.* into the water with a splash, presently emerging again, shaking the water out of her hair as a dog shakes it from his coat, and swims away. Then the teacher calls the new pupil, and alter showing her the motions with both arms undone leg, explaining that she must do "mit all her legs dat she show her mit one.” the belt 18 fastened about her waist, and she starts down the stairs leading into the pool. She puts ia one foot and gives a little asthetic shiver* Blfte tries it with tho other foot, and it's Jnst as bad. Girls bate water as cats do. though the pretend they don’t. They dislike to wet their feet, even if they are bare, and a certain traditional, unconscious. dainty shrinking from getting mussed. even in a bathing suit, is bard to overcome. The stout German iraulein has impatience with this nonsense: there's a little push on her shoulder, a little twitch of tbe rope, and she is in. going down, dow’n, to her death, she thinks; but the rope tightens, and she is flat on her face in the water, kicking and scrambling beside the rest and clutching at tbe little wooden balls tbat hang from the side of the tank. She isn’t left long in peace, for the teacher makes her right herself up in the water and dive down again to wet her head and shoulders. As she comes up again she regains consciousne.«s enough to think of her bathing dress, which, now that It is thoroughly wet. is as clinging as a “Siegfried” kiss, and she feels tbat the people can trace every vein in her body and see the horrid little goose pimples tha# lie In row» down her arms like the chain Of moan tains on a continent, , But the lesson begin«. At first the teacher gives her her whole attention, and teaches her the three movements ot the legs. One, knees tirawu up against the body; two, scparted; three, straightened. She realizes that most of them ar© made above water, but she can’t help tbat. bhe ia doing well to make them at ail. Presently the dreadful chill and sickening fear of ttie water i» gone and she rather oegins to enioy it. when the teacher puts a long pole in front of her and tells her to drop the wooaen bail that she ia clinging to in order to learn the stroke with the hands. Of course she tries it, screams, gets her month full cl water and lier heart is thumping away in her throat so |he can't breathe. GTiere is^ a sul^bing of water, a quick revolution of the arms, ana a general commotion like that made by a lerry-lioat backing out of her slip, an ! she has both hands «latched about the pole with a grip that ttie teacher cau not shake off. The prole-ssor comes to the relief of the tired teacher.. The girl knows that her bare feet are w'aving frantically in the a r, that her bailiiug dress is only an apology, that she ia a most demoralized wrecked creature, so far as phy,*ical ap pearance is concerned, but she is so misera- able she doesn’t .mmd it. His voice reassures her, she gains confidence enough to stretch her arms out straight in the water, to sweep them back vwth the palms outward. draw them against her chest and »traigbien them again to tho slow rhythm of his measured counting. ^ ^ , The whole row of girls tied uo to the pul ley» are working in unison now, tiieir arm» gleaming and bare feet tossing above the waves; the pretty girl in the ugly dress walks slowly out to tbe end of the spring board, pulls down her little dress, fixes her hair behind her ears, raise» her hands high above her head and dives into the water to oome up again half way down the tank, with a glow of color In her cheeks, Bhe stops when the water is sliallow and reaches only to her neck to roil up Before the Summer Campttisn» [Life.] Y«», It'» off I J«ck'# the dourest old feilow; 1 am really »orry for Jack; But you know, dear, whenever we— quatreb I alway« oan “whWla him back." That »tupld old proverb 1 » nonwii»«! I’ve thought, ever »inoe I could stand, It’« tbe bird in tlie bush that’s worth hayisc-» Worth twenty tame bird* la the hand. Poor Jftclt! He I# awfully handeome, And perbap» has two thousand a year; One cannot afford to b« «illy, We are going to Newport, my dear. And two earU will be there, it Is rumored; And De Trillion, wao U rolling lo gold: And who know» If —? Poor Jack! he could luwrdli Expect our engagemeut to hold! Suoh affidr» are only for winter— In lummer you have lo be free; But —1 alwayi Uked Jack; and iiext antuma— Why, If nothing ocoure~we abaU tea. A Bone of Killarney. [Alfred Perceval Oritrm In the Spectator.J By the Lakee of KUlarney, ©no morning la May, On my pipe of green hoUy 1 warbled away, WhUe a blaekbfad, high up on the arbutus tree. Gave back my gay music with gnthu of gl#^ When my JBUeen’s voloe »ml« Btom tbe thicket ot holly. And turned Juat the whole Of onr fluting to foUy, And softly along Through the myrtle and beelhsr Tbe maid and her eong Swept upon ns together. *Tvm» aa old Iri»h tale, full of pa«»iona#» tro»% Of two fatthful lovers long laid in the dust, And her eytw as the tang lo<Aed so far, far awQr. She went hy me, nor knew »he went bygWheccS lay#^ And myself and the gra»» And the Uttle red daisle# Should IM our dear pass. Only whispering her pralsu, TtU the hue and her lay Through tha myrfie and heathai Uke a draam died away O’er toe mountam togettien. Sans Amour, [Clam Proelof Clarke tn Mew York MJomejroBmaLi When sommer eomee with gypsy grao», j When »unehlne wake« on woods and'tMdl, And aU my heart to joyanoe yleldai Then, if Ihta Oupld hide» hie fite« Mor wlaga hi» arrow» through toe «Ir, I do not (»re. Whan frollo wave» tha* ■trike thc'heiwli Break into laughter at my feet. When far above tho wild ■pray'# iwdl The soaring gnU» float tUveedieM^ I need no lover*« eyee to guide Mine own to mark toat wltch#r|V 1 need no lover’» Mp» to pour Mosto mto tost maody. It is enough that on mine eyes The sun's M m faUa, the star-beams ShtM} Bnottgh to hear tbe «tghlnu trees, 'That, wooed by every amorous t«eets. Through Uspmg leaves their snswerspeak; Enough to watch dawn's shy flash risA To thrill with noon-Mde’s glow diMne, To feel night’s tear-dreiM on my flt>Mk| Ob, iiove! that maketh maids despair. Go. go your ways! I do not-care. A Five-Foot Venue, [Samuel Mlntura Peek In the Transcript.] If weary of plodding n haohelor*# way You long for connubial glee, Don't Un^ In doubt tiM your treues tamgny, '* But sue whUe stUl supple of knee. And when yon rush forward on mnorens feet Like a brave knight to do or to die. Select a wee maid who Is graceful and cea#— A Venus Just flve feet high. Tall women look well on the tragedy sU^;#, Majeetle and atately; but yet— You don’t want a woman to rant and tongsv But a dear Btae creature to pet. You wish one the slae you can takeonr your kBM# And kiss when your labors are by; And that ts the reuon, 1 say, she ■bould'bik A Venus Just flve feet high. The Venn« of MUo Is lovely In art. But the Medlol give me Instead; If you marry a woman at high as your luMZL She'll always look up to your head; And wanting a woimuj to love and to Mss, And cause all your eorrow to fly. Choose one who will give you perennial kii«#— A Venus just flve feet high. Cupid’S New Arrow, [Kchoboth Sunday Herald.] Young Cupid went storming lo Vulcan one day. And besotifihi him to look at hit arrow. ‘Tls useless,” he cried; "you must mend IL I »»y* '1 is not lit to let fly at a sparrow. There’s something that's wrong Mi toe shaft orto(i( dart. ■' For It flutteis quite false to mv aim; ' ’Tis an age since It fairly want home to theheart, Aud the world really jests at my name. "I have straightened, I've ben^ I'vo tried all, I de.^ dare 1 I’ve perfumed it with sweetest of sighs; •Tls feathered with ringlet# my mother might wear, | And the barb gleams witb light from young eyes; / Bat it falls without touching—I’ll break it, I vow— , For there’s Hymen beginning to nont; He's cotTiplaiulng his torch burns so dull and so lo#^ ’That Zephyr might puff it right out." Little Cunld went on with his piOfuX tol« 'HU Vulcan the weapon restored. "There, take it. young sir; try it now—If d fisU 1 will ask neither fee nor reward/* The urchin shot oat and rare havoc be nwdet Tbe wounded and dead were untoidt But no wonder toe rogue bad Bueb gtoigli#srin% trade. For toe arrow WM lad#a sriSigBUb ____ Élis

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