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ALICE E. IVE Far asore iatt U »«.«f«ar:br thaii heart. d* z.:*~ e :!_V' v _ w-*i^ ijV -i- the Utter ki* ' W l u t t . \\K froiu any one ·wart ti "You forge! nchly iiuduvrn that, fc\r-u Kr bntc* t.' u.r laot* l"b« dr\«-lv.i»ii«'jit uf l:y 210*1. of a w.ti: :hr ij aft ia autl Lean tiu! atai . »ud y»ur to jurcs!b t'.jflb «»u or thr**- or- :udiv:duaiK 'iheu. to», quality «i than (laantiiY. With a person cf rt- t all thr cvuditii lui niuct br bar- m auothvr lu ..rd*r to rsci!» etm admiration. I *h;ulii tcppOM*. to «.T»ca a peixm, a moderate uVgnt _f r«- itard ftvtu a it fined, noble or thoughtful I«TkOo would I* uf more value than the most coujpi"(* and unwearied devotion ' a coarfer. mure uncongenial nature If yuu cannot thon.ughly «ajoy a thitifc'. whut d«.«* it matter how much ^ - , . * ..-. p._ ,, _ ., ,.,,.,,... . Irctatiuu. 1 woulu vastly prefer u bowl nl hiiBey to a bartfl of iuolaA«-B. " "Oli. pthaw, doctor'" exciitimed the young man rather impatiently. "You rioti't nudi'r-taiul what 1 liuum. But to carry out your llu.-trani^u, suppose you I innd, after marriage, that yuu had un- ly a pultun! bowl of honey, the mere counterfeit of w h a t might have- been, wouldn't yon ratlu'r, in that THM*, have a genuine barrel of molaw^s':" "Well, I duu't know what 1 Kliuuld do if 1 WHS that kind of u fool." "Fool or uut," said the other rather hotly, "we K»t? that sort of thing every duy among people who don't go by that nume 111 tlie p-ilite wurld " "Well, 1 t h i u k i f 1 hadn't ditfcrinima- ti«n enough to have, found out tho delusion before it was too late, I shouldn't Kiy anything a bout it. If I \VMB aesthetically inclined, 1 might cultivate an ad^;:r2.t: :: for :ho t.v. I ~' h;ncy a.-- 2 work of art. If I was coarse or bad. I night take to the barrel of molasses." "Novi'vou me only dodging the point. Yon say uhu: yon might do; you do not say how y«u would feel." "I admit that I was. When yuu route iown to how 1 should feel, the subject Kcoxnes too tragic for sm to bundle. " The pt-cnliarly imprer-t-ive tone in irhich this was said seemed to pass nti- Uuticed by the young man. for ho went on speaking: "To come back to first principle. 1 think literary people are unfit for married life. 1 have ulwaya said that if I were a woman I never would marry :i literary man. From Soomti-.: to Curly le. men of letters have made uotorionsly bad husbands. "There is always a great deal to bt aaid ou one sido of a question till you get to the other side. 1 suppose one might make oat a pretty good list of happy marriages among literary people, and take only the most celebrated ones at thnt. Of course tbe lesser light must LaTC tho fine patience of devotion, together -with the capability of appreciating the greatness of the other. Leaving out such a proviso. 0110 can scarce! v con. ct'ive of love at all between people M brought together. '* There was a loug silonce. during ·which the voting man leaned his head -ou his baud and looked out of tho window. As he did so. yon fiulil see tn good advantage the perfect 1 ireek contour of his features and »hi- wondutfnl beauty ·of his eyes. People who kiiPW him said that it seemed a sort of mistake that he should belong to the legal profession. Asstirod- Ivhe photlW havo b»on n poet nrrmititer It seemed strange thnt tlie sign down town--"Rayne Carter. Attorney and Oonnselor at Law"--should have any reference to this man. Anything stemly businesslike in connection with this Attic head seemed as iiKiuigriums as expecting a lily to he good lor rhe«nia- tism. It was generally conceded that, a crea tnr« so magnificently classic in face aud form should nevex have done anything else but make love on thn Htagn as Icili- TJS or Troilus, or pose in a pre-Raphael- He studio. Something so unique unquestionably ought to have bad the proper setting. Rayne Carter, if he was conscious of the blandishment called forth by his unusual physical beauty, like Ulysses, stopped his ears and sailed along, leaving a whirlwind ol sighs in his track. But one fine day tbe young Athenian stopped to listen and wa« lost At least ht conceived » more than passing fancy for Marion Jeffreys, a riMng young author in magazine litpratrcre. aud was jtj« now debating whethei to sail mi or n"r his bark forever on th» new shores tfaa- iie had found. Vt'^naen. who sunjtijnif belipv^ mir.'! devotion to be s»i un'iuestioui and unconditional as theii own. little know how much calm, cool deliberation enters into the matter, and vice versa-the same ia true of the other sida Ah, ·weil, if the eeciet is never known, perhaps the results are just as good. The gentleman who sat at the left of tbe table was evidently over 50. His bnrby side whiskers, mustache and hair wer* quite gray. sk John G. Jlerrivale, M. D., -was stout, \ yrc-spKOTS and every inch tbe family '·ch^'iaa. with a large practice. He ,\is raarried, but had no children, and fc»e Carter ·« as bis favorite and pro- room they sat in was an upper ·'s house--his"den."be aw here he read, smoked ^iaaelf in his own peculiar \ ·*;cnlar summer Bignt \ia the apartment ex- TKoe from the moon \cf white light Vci. to of aoouhgltt u*j tl« floor, bit gaze wau- dwing back u: diu^d uianu«r to the yuoK lusuaV face, » b*re it He^iutfA ro- «d. ODW be -jptrcwi hi» hp« ait if to ·peal, bo! »aid n.xh:^ tcra^-t fr.tu ib*- wutdov. nay- ·· t, :·« ai the oth- .; ! · f* *· arr**J*«J ·r man the At to his a; i.i- - more thiu twt, ^r TOO Wt*rt* fptrajiiu^; "Did you tnru way dnrisi; that t: 1 . I ts» l ' aght. cidedly "Then I \voi-ii 't bare been. ' ' "£KJC, what m (ut Mr ·with your" "I don't kuuw -- ·onxrtbicy rnLb«r uid A minni* ago 1 ouuld ha\in the old roou Ml H«-!-i.-i'^'x .:: ·- u were Phil Merely. You !:.!i,'t ^.- DM Phil-- no, cf coune noi -- !»ut if « \er tli trantiuugntiion uf bodim. ni.-.-.l ·: *OUb. Wcrw poatilblc. v.m a.-.i l ' i i , : ; Mor»ly with, I hope, another »uul. !-ui ev»a that is gurprit^i^h ::i..- h.-. ::i some re*]*-ct». Y«c, UifuioiiliKht -3ii:- into th« room at ju«t that a»KX tiiii OQt amoug the trvtw them wiw thwtup '·' a town lookmg t-snctly hk« that, fr-in the window of the old room where Tbil and I wore r-lniins 25 yeurst aga I \vi,u- der if I a in awake! I'li:! -- I ni«au Jayne-- pim-h me. or mop -- turn nio out little of that Rhinti wine. 1 want to mow M'hether I'm a ghont nr you are " The young man sprang to b!.i fret and seemed to know when; the wiut- wxi kej)t, for lio opoutni u littlo ck*cl duor, and, bringing forth a bottle- uiid two glaaik'S, placed thi-m ou tli« tabli-. "Thi-ro, " 1m said, huiidiuK the clear amber fluid to his friend. "I (xirtaiuly can't bo u i?podk, or I shouldn't IM- d" ii g this. If yon drink it. yuu are not u spook. Ergo, " us the other gentleman )cg;ui to hip the wiiie. "utiiihur of us s a iqiook. But if yon insist ou it I'll brow yon out of the window or do any ittle thing in that line to oblige." "No, I think I won't tumble you." aaid tho doctor. "I believe I'm all ri«ht again. Do yon believo in mesmerism or clairvoyance, or anything of that sort?" "I think there ia something in it." "Well, I nover had anything to do with it, but if I thought it at all proba- le that I was a cnbject for that sort of hing I should say I was transported nto tho past with a vividness of buusa- tions and surroundings which only dreams or the clairvoyant state can produce. You see, I began thinking of that remark of yours. 'More intellect than leart,' and from that moment I aeemed 0 be in Heidelberg, where those identical words were spoken by a man so exactly like yon that yon might be he." ' Very strange coincidence. And yet bore was more meant than I expressed '. have u strong personal interest in tho truth of that assertion. " "So had he, and I knew yon bad. Let me tell yon, niy boy, the wan who gains lie love of Marion Jeffrey* is a lucky Icllow. I kuo\\ her." "Suppose he couldn't tell whether be iad gained it?" "Thedencf! Dou't lm Uriah Heep- sh!" broUn ont tlio doctor rostily. "I am certain she lovns you. ' ' "Are you?" And the ynnng mini's syw ghstwwl with pleasure. "Yes, und I don't believe you are orthy of her; sit least, it strikes- me just now that you aro not. ' ' There W.MS silonco for a few minutes The doctor seeuicd to linvn lapsed again nto reverie. Snddenly ho looked np and inquired : "What day is this.'" ··The SIM".' ' "The very day. the very month: and thn moonlight struck the floor at BX- actly that angle. How old are you?" "Twenty-four. " " Jnst his agn-- your double's -- and he sat by tho window, 25 yean ago tonight, just as yon do now. " "Well, my friend, I begin to *eel as if I shoald like to have yon eiplain jourself. " "And so I will -- I must, for your sake and hers. I'm like the Ancient Mariner; I should have to tell that story tonight, even if I broke the most solemn vow I ever made. "This i».a confidence I have never betrayed, bat it cnu make no difference now to the ones most concerned, and it may do some good. You nevtr knew the principal reason why I took such a nidden fancy to you. It was because yon are the counterpart of my old college chum. Phil Mbrely, one of the most fa$«nating roen I ever knew. "Phil and I were at Heidelberg. I was four or five years older than he, and be was only there for a special course, while I wax taking a more extended. one. "One day -- it wan early in April, and unnsnaUy warm and pleasant for tbe »eason -- we were oat f or n stroll. We walked on and on. till we came to tbe path leading up to the old castle "All at once he stopped and exclaimed, 'Look!' "Following the direction of his band. 1 saw, some distance above us. a group of two -- an elderly gentleman bending over some small object, which he seemed to be carefully examining, and a ycrung girl reaching up to gather some ild flowers from a projecting ledge. Tbe soft gray of her drww w«« brightened by a crimson scarf which she bad thrown carelessly around her shoulder? «*^h me classic grace of a Becamier. "We could not distinguish her face. shaded ss it was by her hat ; Irct tb« e qoisite beauty of form asd movement M she secured tbe flowers, fastened them in her belt and turned to waich the gentleman wag something that held our gaze. " 'Jove!' exclaimed Phil, 'it is a pic ture!' " 'It is more than a picture.' I said. 'It moves. ' " 'I mtwt get nearer, and see if she 18 »i pretty as she is graceful. ' '"Yon'd better net,' I answered 'yon can't expect everything in one woman. You'll be sure :o be disen chanted by a nearer riew. Very prob bably she's like tbe Italian women who, Byron says, are beat seen from a balcony.' " 'Cime; at least let as walk tha way,' h* p*!si»t*jd, aud to w« began to climb. " Wh*n we came op t« tb« plat*, tiv lady liaii waodiertv] vxa* little iieUuoe away, bet ti»- g«uttt:i!iatt appi«.iac.-b«d aad addrwwd n» fern. He wan a ttrao- gft, be »aid, od nxiciag that wr w«*r«r *tod*ot* ^c£ifiadtd that we cooM giT^ fymi itjtt: UDf'jtrXDJttKCt wbicii fc* vrwJGjed, "We 0*1-land ijai wiilin^ut»»to s^rve ! - I ·track zae a* not that of a man u k»«. ETidoitly be did aot think uf her a* 1 had began to imagine the thooght of way w* x» K a The Ltdy «M-ui«d rather to k**p ?at ··:·( otsr v*ar bot !« vn »»*« oirrfoi t» vc'. tlT»t«: th* an;tuUutaij ·» of tbe old grii (Iftiuui we tit^t ber, bud iccrd in a few day* a/l*rw«rU- "Fhil fjufnaMl diMpp^iicted :o her was B'jl Ufantifol, a*ith-r it Mpr«-*»!'jD more than to culx cr fortu. Tit»otb«r f«*tnr«« w*r«d«cid«dly irrotfular. (br uomplexioo cl«*r, with a frtoh, b«-ahhT tlat. and the hair dark brown and abundant. "We had ut b**a iu»uy tinj« in bt-r ooiuiuiir l*fore t»u ducovwed that ibr wa* witty, «yii!U4ib«ti'', tbucgbtfal,and, in fwt. a rry brilliant wutuda. " 'Whai do you think uf her now?' I aiki*d I'bil otiv c veil ing a* wt «ittere) tbe lilt If iky «ludy room, having junl come from tho proftwhur'a lodging" 'I think ulie'k a channing woman.' " 'Uut ht-r futv?' I qaerind. " 'Her fm*: Jh, I only remember her ·»y»,. Whfii you nn» watching a firefly on H d:irlc uiunt. TOU do not think of biv ftt-t.' "\V«- went very often to the profe^- or'if, and there were walking and rid- iug fXi-iirbionh ami moouligbt htrulk toward th«- Wolfsbrunut-n. "On lln-M' lattitr orcaKioui it did not t:ikt iu» long to find out that Mis* Stirling pn-fcrrt-d Phil's company to mint-, ao I obhgiugly walked with the pro- rfui'^'i* V *IA4 'J* r ** *^ "I oWiyfnj;!)/ utilhnt vilH tlir proffssor." feasor and talked of strata and crystallization, when 1 would much rather have listened to tin: witchory of the girl's voice, "Shi was a fn\v yoars n)iler than-PhiU butat times swmt«l lunch younger, and, liko other people in the same situation. I wondered what such uu intellectual woman could sen in him. It seemed tone* that she should only have cared'for great genins, or u sort of 'blameless king.- a demigod towering above- bis- ellow creatures. "To bo sur». Phil Merely was a merry, good hearted fellow and a capital' nhani. but hf» wonlil npver be capubte 1 if anything great, not even a great dc eruiiuation or a great sacrifice. "He would expand and blossom ou leontifnllyinthfl soft places of this life rot was never meant to take root among tones and stand through storm on; whirlwind. Coulrt such n nature comprehend and affiliate with a great son!? 1 did not know then, what i knew afterward, tliat she bad been an orphan rom a child, leading a quiet, colurless ife--ayn, colorless, indeed, but for the maginarrwnrld she had created arountl her. "She was *«ovelrstand sketch writer if no mean ability, but had been very wor until a receat sotceesfnl book had' suddenly brought, her a small store ol wealth and eaubled ber. vnth economy, jo travel "This handsom*, light hearted mat*: with his merry words, his graceful ai- entions and tbe deferential gallantry of a mediaeval knight, brought color, music, poetry and laughter into her liftt. "The ideal mangle which she had* teen weaving so many solitary years, now descended on this man. and behold: liin transformed to a hero, the one matchless Jo all tke world--and l*c king! 'The spell was upon ber, a nevr w«rld had opened en her view. Ah, she was looking, down to Camelot *I shall never fcrget a certain excar- aion to the- old castle of Dilsberg, n«ar which we spent the day. "We had becota^ acquainted with.an- other American family, who were ssny- ng for tbe stuttoier in Heidelberg, aud this ladfy aad her daughter, together tvith th* professor. Mi-- Stirling..Phil tnd I. made up the partv. The day was- iplendid, and pvory one was in a merry koater. We were »a jt:st that high state o* D when, apparently, nothing restrained n« froai .-tailing off iixthe air on ocr mociitaiu sticks but tbe presence of the pccfessor and the circumspect ·widow, vtiui chaperoned tho- party. Tbere was »o end tu tbe usad tacks aad vagarit~. that every oue felt at liberty to perpetrate, and Kdna SMrliag: led tb* frolic. "Phil bad been uore than nsnallT attentive to her that day. Hfe wa» ber shadow and ber siavp, and, like a bird spreading its wings and singing i» the sunshine, she fairly reveled in tkis atmosphere of love and merriment. "She seemed to enVidT ti* airj wh'Tt«i'Ti5Tt:*«' th*" TT»Uic Tuusio and graceful humor of awholeFi«ad» opera in herself. "Hot. in spite of her coqnetries and mad pranks, she knew just when to stop. Not one of QS would have dared to speak in a more familiar tone to her when we went hone than when we started out "That night, in the privacy of OUT own room, as we smoked a consoling pipe, the day's doings came up for dis cnssioxi- Referring to Miss Stirling. 1 Mid: " "What a wonderful fund of apiriti ·he has'.' " 'She w»s simplr intoxicating today.' "His words somehow jarred OB me. There iraa pcnisthinK ia the tone that "A fww trr«tMS#a after fill* ooc«rr«d tbe cocTvrcatica which wa» » protutype "We had Umj iprajciag of litermry , tuxl Phil had UM*i outut; vt th* 31 ?*XyX1MlOCle ,f|jaf TCQ Q£Yt. i btlitTt 1st i^Uti sifeO UtVX^i HM^K T^i/arysj, 4u tug piece ctuit wtKli a wciuau km ctb*-r aiiui in hf« the u u'* likely v fall sa lovs-, «hxh :io^!r ir-^s to p?yve that llawthuf a« on *om* pcist* WM a "At lu: he »pphed hi ataduczjotb* to MUB -Stirhng, tmnmiog it all up with. 'More mteliwt than b«»rt, deptrttd mpno if " 'It u quite pbuntha: youarcnoC im krre w:ti: tier,' I said, "cr y^-u wosWa't Ulk in that way.' " 'Idou't know whelhrt 1 amor not " " ' VT*11.1 ihmk for fat-rkakeyouoogbc to fiud oo( l*rfure tijiiiX" K' J ""*-'" further.' "He cpt-uwl bi»^yt» at n*» jn*t tu ym did tonight and look«l in a mrprised. iuouceut »urt uf way. " 'Why, 1 woiiderif i.n«- cuu't iudalge in » delightful little platanic friead»bJp without "thing* going too far," and all tint uonnenae.' ht laid, with gome irritation. " "Are you *nrw tbe look* at it in thar light?' ** 'Why, certainly, jjbe has often giv en me to nndemcand an uinch. Ble«« yon, I wouldn't dare to make love to her; nue'd wither me at the first tender word. Be«idexahe'llnever care auuinoh for any hnmau being w the does for her booko. If nhe does. 1 am not the one. I am amusing her for the time being, and the pleancee of the thing being mutual I'm qnito xnti.^fied with the arrangement. ' " 'Philip Morely!' «wid I. turning on him with indignation. 'She dues care for yen, aud yon'rn either Uriah Hecp- ih or stone blind iiot to aee it.' "He took hiii pipe slowly out of his month, and answered even moreulowly, in the most impassive voice: " 'Still you might be mistaken." "I found I bad Htumbled on tha ephin^ or something about equally i-nig mutical. His niaoner and reply were open to a dozen different cODStrnctioiiK. Either I was confrraudedly stnpid or overalert He -WUE- th.^ simplest, most ingenuous of creatures, or else he was Mnchiaveliau at disguise. Again there was the possibility of bin not attempting to convey any particular meaning at all. but only voicing hi» own inertness or passive uncertainty. "Looking at bis answer ht any of these lights, I had a strong aversion to pursuing the matter Sirther; besides, what business was-it of mine? Sol only echoed his words ia-a.vagne way. "'Perhaps I am mistaken,'} said, and never again alluded' to the- lobject until be introduced-if himself. ' 'About a week after this the- professor signified bis intentionof going; to the little town of Klotz--that ia- aot tbe right name, but we'll call, it that for short--situated a mile or- two from tbe French frontier, -where Be had heard there were some remarkable geological formations. "As Phil and I'had intended, taking a vacation trip, we decided to-rua-down to Switzerland, and-arranged to g» by a route that would enable us to atop and visit our friends at Kioto. "We parted with 'the mutual Tmder- ·tandiiig that we were to- be together again in a week, at the longest. "The day after they went Phil proposed to me an entirely different route. "'What!' I exclaimed. 'Don/tjon mean to go to Klotz at all? " 'No; I think, on. the- whelk,, the country is not so prettythrongh there as it would be by another road..' "I was in a quandary. I;disliked; dit- appointing Miss Stirling and fche professor, but rmielnded that Phii mnt have some wrong reason,for not wishing to meet them again. I-did aoP TOxat to go to rbem -without him. a»- most likely I would be asked why. he-bad iwt come, aud what could Iisay3 "H«» \\a» bewiuingv utortt-u£ a, y »o me every day., (Concluded THE GARBAGE CLEANER. rw Un? "Sloppr!" Ooe* HU Round*.PTefc- Ine Cp UneoiuMarad Triflb*. "That man is a slopper," rmarked st, police- officer to a. Star writer a. few mornings since, "and he and ! hisielass gin* us any amouut of trouble. If he stole, we could reach him by the- law, bat as he only finds,.we cannot easily reach him." In further explanation, he said: "A slopper ia« man.-who searches through the garbage cans- inth» alleys in the rear of hotels, boarding: bouses and private houst» Some only search for spoons, knives and forks that arc thrown into the garbage- receptacle by careless servants,.for it is a fact that then? are more silver spoons and knives and forks thrown away, with the garbage than art 1 stolen by- servants, though the contrary is generally believed. The slopper is generally an-hour-«r«o ahead of the garbage ooilector, and be is often more regular 'aid oawful ia his TOund* than tbe garbage man. " 'By industry we thrive,' as the line in the copy books used to maintain, and by industry jn a gpod west end route, especially oae-whiih. take* in a number of boardinsj. houses- or hotels, a slopper caa find enough table w»re to pay the expenses ji, hi.-- luor. Ottea lie makes i» : rich find. Very frequently be has peT-- mission t: 'flop" the can from the own-, era of th- bous«* thwnwlvpB. for he teilti- tbcm h»- i.« on th*- lookwit "for stray pinccs oi' meat, e'c. ^ -whirh he seli*; to- those who have d^gs to feed Some- floppers ar» Vn*st enough t" T»tor» any «i?cprware th«y may tend fox the dog tartit privi!»«?. but it is a terribV temptation to many, and one they cannot or do aot at timfs withstand."-Washington Star. FONDLED HEKCULES. Flaamet. This is the ViTest fad -with the -women of the smart set. In appearance it rpsembles ordinary crarlet danttel of a fairly giMxi quality It w prepared by some secret process known only to the manufacturer. *· that it finite a delirious perfume, a Mjiall pi«t- serving to scent e-^ery article in a bureau drawer. It is sold by the yard. * mt M on b" *° ** had of the man who makes it and who is in Paris, but will forward it by nuui. The perfume is said to be far more enduring than any of the sachets commonly in use.--^e^ York World. THE GIFTED ELEPHANT TRAINER * LA.TES HIS EXPERIENCE. M ld*» K» Ww Bon r«r th* BM!- mmt f»t Sctefc* "Did j-xi erer foodie an elephant i* » zuol4pc»! gardtfl?" adced the moo with doe kip khoeldfr a* be looked u th«- group whirb bar] been No on* fei'-r hart, «u*l hr to give hu» njjfnrtxv. ''Up to -buitc tea vk-irx o#.j. " be laid ·a be (Crtilwi d'.wa, "I J. «! an idea thai 1 vrax born fr an amnul trainer with elephant* as my particular bpwiaty. 1 never went to New York, Philadelphia or Cincinnati without going to th* too and fondling th» elephant*. Many and many a tiniw I have AOunuibed tb« keeper* and rauad a grt-a ruw by waiug right up to an '-lepluuit and shaking hamU with him, as it were. And they rwUiy took to in*. Wbeu that big. bad elephant, Tipjxi Said. 4 the New York zoo-wax killuig hi* keepers and smash-- ing op things, I «-nt?red bin den and pciltxt hu ears and patted hbt trunk and got up such a friendship between us that he roalilu't bear to let me go. " "Well, what next?" asked tb«- man with the cut's t-yc ring on' his little tiu- trftr- "I got stuck on myself as u matter of course. I wanted to be. an elephant trainer and do with th* big beast* what no other trainer had · evrr dared try, but somehow I could uerer Ktrike a job. That dieu't prevent me from seeing the elephants at every jpportunity. however, . and kwpmjf in wnt'h with them. One day 1 got around to Philadelphia and was told that an elephant called Hercules had been in bad humor for a -week or two. They had him chained to the floor and his keeper daren't go within tan -feet of him, while a man stood in front of the cage and warned the public to keep at a safe distance. I'd seen the beast a dozen times before, and on two occasions he had lifted' me up on his back with his trunk. I am sere he knew me on. this occasion, bne he gave mo no greeting. " "But yotu were determined to fondle Tlltr* -?G«t tt a C*»Tr,ft9" nTTf»^iorl M*1 f*ti^* eye man in -ac vinegary voice. "Of course," replied the narrator. "It was an occasion I had been, longing for years. ISwunted to show a-: .professional trainer what I could da in the ·way of pacifying and humbling-an ugly elephant, but for half an hour they watched me -JT closely that 1 Jihad no show to get at old Hercules. TBe time came, however, and I slipped 'into his cage and walked right up to him and began to speak loving words and caress his trunk. Gentlemen, excuse these two tears -- the firj* I have shed for years -but my emotion? always overcome me at this stage of the game. " ' 'What areryou crying about? 1 " sternly demanded the baldheaded mam in the big rocking nhnir "At the recollection of what-owrwrred then and there. I hadn't fondled that miserable critt«r over three fondle* mud hadn't time to feel conceited aver my smartness when- he picked rae-upanrt waved me aloft and threw me slam bang against the planks of his cage. Bat for the quickness-of some of the «K folks in coming to .my rescue I'd have been a dead man ia another minuts. They handled me out o* that with hcofcv and the beast was- so- mad at my escape- that he broke one of his tusks off in' banging around. People a mile away could bear him scream in. Ms rage, EveryiKxlysaid it -was a wonder bow I escapewittt my life. My left log and left arm were broken, my. spine injured. a Sneecap loosened, and, I didn't get over spitting blood for u .ypiir. I was in a hospital in Philadelphia for 207 daysbefois- 1 could walk out. . Gtnitkiiu-H. hers- ure two more tears.- 3Ia.y I depend ort; yoor generosity to «ss:u$e them as befow?'" "What- you. sniveling abi/nr ntitv?'" shontod the balducarferl man us- hi- :nm- ed on him_"More ipdi.ilkrTions, sir. L wjs no sooner able- 6) be tint than I J was- arrested, tried and. convicted on the-charge of fondling an; f*k-pliant, un:H the- jpdge socked me $ia« and costs. . Tha- whole affair cost me- $42$, saying: nunMttg of my sufferjjjgs. and lost rime.."" "And after that you lefinthe- elephant training 'Justness alone?" "Yes,, after that" rjpjieA ahe lop shouldered, man in brok-iji, t»nes^ ""I let up on eifrphasts and gai-^my Tcbote attention, tr rhinocerose?., Eicose my seeming: conceit. ger.tks3»u^ 6at I am the only man in the -·wtlid wko can make * rhinoceros stood: CM hi? head and spin- about like a WD. He also plays ome,.ts'«ret't Homt-' ~ii tS* aemrdioif. at myrbiddaug and \vj'^- r4i ross legge-i tb.A.pair of sppctwlt^ »nand pretend- to read tifee good b" x Jit vlifh \ar mot a era taagkt ns to resf " Tlfere was sileiio 1 fpir a long minute after b had finished 1!ben every i»an. roa» -ay, and called 7\jm a lop shfuldvrei liaxraod * horse ~aief md left bi» to enjoy bis own mt-^rabh- sorioty. -- «De- trait Free Press. ROOMS. FOft THE HYDRANT. Polnr TVre has baen » pronounced «taod against gAmb£og in sorje JOH- ters at Ports3B«uth, recently. The fire- and police departments havr been, ordered to abwdon card playiag, and^a frill growu joker g*iae has bceHiteoksn vf at the infinnaiT. It appeals that several of tie inmaies ive srosil pewkms and others. «asa * trifle (Xi»sioDaIly for tobacco aoney by oatsid* work. They hav» lately- been losing most of it to some oi thsir Mkw nnfortaaates who are .skilled i» the crackers ad. grains of coffee as chips and played in the basenvmt of the building. A poker game in a jcortioase might be considered sofficieatb/anusaal to b* worth permitting; to proceed as a cuTJOsity, but Snperintendpwt Mershon thoogfet not and placed th* participants ttmier discipline. -- CDlambns Dispatch. Stop not, unthinking, every friend TOO weft, to spin your wordy fabric la th« street. While you are emptying .four colloquial pack the fiend lumbago jumps upon yonr back.--O. W, Hohn««. Men are so constituted that everybody undertakes what he sees toother suo- xasfnl ia, whether he haa uptitud* for tor ·f Tartan ky One of the c.2*p*-iisaiiyQs of ti»e in- pecoukifia ia to watch the Vs*n diccom- fort the neb *xptr-»-i*3e in their effort* to «peud their f jrx«c*-s. Great i* the joy, 'A tise p^jr wucuaa as tine ber »i*;*-r. » ifr of «* Cr**6s. her boow isx a taosewai of It would b*r ^adtifckig if h w«* ttx infiniw-iy cootie to hear jf tor trials of out* mi!-fifMl!ni«*'r»- »._( u always. dntwtng r,-oei brt-aa*- h« ran ocrer fimi a bode there. Tb* Grtr-k*, you «e*-, did tt'X kave uiuuthiy magazine* lying u» iltfiT pitr:..r [abink. AuxKtiiugiy cis* guxi |»uil*-uuui'a wife, architect and fuTnui»rr ha.'.t- ^iupxvibHl u^jji iiuu ihv irf ui, i puiling ib* perfect *iiht-n: "if thv iijartmi-nl by the imnjdui-uoii uf uu Aiheiuau fea- wr-s .-u-!/ a l:«»-raf«j» . la ·£» a?al for complcn- hmnui/uy tlw pow»-rful tnum- vjnilf bis »H y«rt iMju^l an ord^r forbidding thf iae(*-r of the huui*- i» enter hu* drawing room ezcep« wh«-« cl»d in the Gtt*-k cbiaocyx but ifeat U rv«i an-hit«-t!* furni»ifn» and O'H dare to tu- wholly cou.Htsttrut. Mexo- timu the multiaailliouairi- cwapefi from 4U Gothu- lilsrary and thinks ho-*' in- jyprouriucH it m to read Lk-keus under a. mediaeval an-hed i*iliug and by tlw light from a cuilx-draJ g!a.^ window. Only ciultimillifinairni, Airtunately, thf wralt'i neoetsary to make ffbc M»ftf« McttMd ky Wklc* ttw t* «k To die bj«aE5«r who te« «ome rfjMJting «p to * Jbrdraet K might eadl; Meie, from fcic «oB2dnaf Kattacr vt Approach, mt though tb* driTerhadkauwn from ibe dart joist what bfdimat be *·§ to tai» aad bad i**i all tbf rmraMlrlni '.· e Uiai («ried4Jr ·«. A* » ""JUttrr af JV. : . ti* iftrvt rtan* om o! the tegka* ta' ^f'irar-^ he * ool kcc-» aatii be tair, £*· »nhta» · trv tfrtw t* H. »C nod a atxuuc ite tyiiaui wziboct lie J:thu*i driav. In uxweriog Urn caJJ» rrcm tLe cuue »ia- IK/n am rfflzt mar tiiite a rtiaBT diff«-ij Vei i: ^ue* x U-r wto; bj-dr»»t it kfcaM tak* i- Every fnf* hook* up ml vterf alarm. OB first atara* it goat aul udj to Cm irtthln lu uvr» disirict. Yhrti ao alanu U joo=ji«i. :b»bcrfc* rusi la rhe tsfi^r. a catch or twu m knapped, and tb« tana naaA. buuked Jff nmdy to ctarf . It U all UM vurk uf a \-*rj law uj:rmlii Bit UM IUUIMM 1* AlU brfd br lio haogrr from »bUt» it to »m,prt**rd. out u be 1« go uu- UM tfwt mil U -ti* which ib* engine aii- »wer* Tbodri verb up. Wllb iha U.I. ktruktv U ii calls tfw ecgtn*. ibe capla:u ·ays, "«o!" Ju»t a»Ugtii I witch of tb« reins frw* th^ liarnww from tb* hanffer. and U 4ropH Into gtma on tbe bonwx* bock*. IS it U in winter, ibo door i» ihmwii prn; H lu tuauiit-r, the chain i.- dnip(xti, Stul avay go*» tha rllgiue, with tbc hur^ewoB the iptllu), in tbe direction uf :hc si,-til».ti wlifiirn fhif alarm ban come. by Urtk and Uothic roouiA. But the onUnary. plain millionain- his enough money to lx- tiiadtr fiairly uiianblo by Louis Quinze or Luuis Seize drawing rooms, old Dutch repn.ductiou» in the line -of dining rooms- md bare colonial hullwayK. Companiti»ely wua'l riches will go u long way.soward making a family mi*Tablt once the ' 'roon" fever has entered into the ··,'eins of te family's -presiding genius.- Good American woraea of mixod ancestry and heavy weight have ftit exceeding discomfort in apartments furnished in .epindie legged, gilt chairs I*, longing to the period of a Ereneh king of unhallowed memory. What does it profit i: woman to funsLihvhvr nxm \\-iih tke most perfect consistency if she herself, must always be an inharmonious not* in it? Vhy. should the lover of good Toast beef *nd large, inviting armchairs have to "Wan- r*r** ^ T-»aT rujr;^ ^- ·» VI.^T*- *» t^^r* "^ ^p"" *V"* r ^* ··V»r* stntight,. harp backeil clutirs of colonial days, veti reposi- was :sowncd upon and roast beef was none MO plenty '1 After-all oiie must live more or sass at home, even if one has money in abundance. And why should home bfe a succession of rooms furnished after models set- by other lauds aud.*ther times? "Who really enjoys living-: in a house that is merely a large object lesson, in Roman, .Moorish, Japanese and Egyptian architecture and furniture^ A householder ought to be more than a curator of a museum. -- New York Journal. SG3EMTIFIC HITTING:.PAYa T«n» Bow e Vu Abl»-t the Ball Anywhere. "Before I joined the Boston Heel Stockings," said A. G. Spalding recently, "insed to go up to-the bat mtb the sole 1 object in view of hitting tfe ball from, the shoulder as-hard as I could, without any idea as:to what part of tho field, it would g* or on th« ground ir int the air. All I.;thought of was to "knock it out of the lot,' afrihe boys say. But I soon found,that there was something more in batting than tb:vt. Usthiiib I got my first idem of what batting; should be from defending my wi\ket in cricket when-we went to England: en that baseball four in 1874- At any mte, I got into th* habit off trying to glare the ball, instead of hfirtnTrg at random, and from that time Lzeal- ized that to- try to tap the -ball to right field OTBT she beads of the infielsfers and shtot «f the catching-reach ofi the outfielders, was about the right- capen ' 'The new method of ^handling: the bat, L-iremsmber, came VD -me aiD el a sudden; I had been forsome months batting, ·cerr poorly \vhils bitting; from the shfiulder. a base hit bting thoresalt in about eight of ten times at tte bat, and.jev.ea less. One (ItCy I' thioght I wouldi try something different and, getting «onw one to pitcli Kudf t balls to me, I wentria for tapping tAem to right field so that they would f alisafe, .and: after a few trials- up went mjrbatting»amragc of .-base hits at a jump, .and, especially did my aitting provet useful -oaten nm- aerawere/ on the bases. The-beys began to- want me to fallow them at the bat, .because I hit so , as to bat them round toward home.. Then it was that I firstpractically realized, tftat a swiftly pitched ball to . the t*U which was just topped by the bat--that is, bit lighfly, brat not like*'bnnt'^-^rould go. to the field, sharp from die bmt, with: surprising speed; besides wHieih, I coulot goiem its directiao.,better- than it waft. possible in hitting : it frpniitite shoulder?. aaJbefore. "Talking of swift pifediing," contin.- twd Mr. Spalding,. '"Iruaedto think that ft» old time pitchers, oeuld send id » pretty speedy Toll under tbe rule ot;tb anderband throw, but none of us aver ·qomled the apeed o£ tfae cyclone pitnb- iagof the present time- which oomes from the regular overhand throw. Titea, too, with ail.-our pcaotice, we cootft not command lite ball in, delivery, as j» possible in QT«rb*nd} throwing."»--Stew York Times. They met at the linen counter, and the girl in. bin* looked so sadly perplexed that the gpfcl ia brown faid sympathetically: · 'TOiy, Jfay,. wb*t is the «arterr You look so-mia«wble-," "I'm. bothered." ackcots:leJg«I May-. last Kight. And to sat* my life I can't make up nry mind whether to go on- baring household linens in expetta- tion of » Teconciliatioa or to bur roe an *rgandie to begin a nerr campaign." "It ia bothering," agreed the gjrl in browa. ' 'Ah J We women have so many hard problems to aolvc!"--New York Journal "This X ray is doing wooden for mankind," he remarked. " Yes, "h» wife replied "It has done lota for mankind Maybe it'll be developed in the course of time to where it will enable womankind to see whether ber hat is on straight or not without looking to the tMKU anvtxAiy Ajaewiug wtuit. liv - 4rnui u 1-, u lute. Tl.c u-!!v mail tttf hits the driver who im mi i fir ruiiiiif IN vhe captain of tb» inijaiiy or'jju; oftici-r if charge; he ritlo. l!K iiU'Sburcarof til* i-btfinti. AU tbe rast of tin- rumj-aiiy ride oaihf tender. Two L-Goeks :uve\- iruui the sigiil box the ca[- unn jumps t« Ibe Krounti and rum, ahead u3 the rnitinwtu )tK.ati thafiiu. He may find it U-fore- hi- comes u the box, or it m.-»y bt- bcyoi.ti ii. Tbe lo^etiun of the fire mi«y b» n-VKtletl br tiiuiies · or smoke, or. peritaus. by tha presence of people standliiK in from uf th.' building in which tbe lire is, or by persons in tbu building itself. It may be that ttne are no such indications ; that; there are no visible indications whatever. But almost in variably the policenmn or vtioover gave tbe alarm remains standing hythe box -mill the first engine conies up. He knuws-just where rhe lire is. mid from.ihim, in CBW he has-Bot-discover-t! it bizuself, the captain learns its locatiua in »D cxceetlingij brief spac,» of time. It n»ay be arcond the corner. A wave t:f the ciptam's hn^d as he starts on again !.· h for Uit- litivor. who has all tl:* time tupc coniinj. Then is itie time wlu-ii tbe bjstandt-rs o the side street might, easily imagine tbatlhe drlvsr.had known. from she start jxwc what hf dtanc he was- to take, for he sees tbe engine come tearing araund tbe c«rner. the driver calculating thu turn with the greatest, nicety and straightening up and comiug..-down the street booming, making for that hydrant though he haduievtir dreamed of taking.- jiny other. Th simple fact is that the- fire, having been located, he is taking the hydrant nearest to it. It is always sought to take the hydrant nearest the fire. He comes up with a rush, firemen vank oft. a suction pipe and connect the ecgine-with the hy- drnnt aad the cngi»c is rendjjf or business. The cap.cain Is in the building: .He sees at a glancf* whether water is needed. If it is. he orders a line utJio.se stretched and then begins- ?he work ^fspsitriDg o«s.tbe fire.-.New urk Sun. H» £ecnu«e we caaaot. understand or hear it there is no reason, to suppose-that insects or animals have ao language in which tu · ·communicate their.ideas tu each other. It m been demonssaxed post question that the wurld is us full of ?jund-that we cannot lr»r as of sights that. 3recannot see. That -we wilt fniw day hiite what we mlgh?; JTor lack ··(- a. hett«r. term, call a . microscope fur toe*r is as oertain as that wo nuw have oue. (ur-the ey», and we will vet babble to liisiiugLuish .ssitcds that are · now as imperceptible as ar»-the bacilli in ordinary drinking water. That insects are able to communicate with eanh other is evident from hcir actions. It is related that a naturalist, upon . meeting an advancing column of ants, evidently moving from one portion of the-country to another, caugbuicof tbe lead-. crs and killed :£j .placingJ-TiCxactly in the middle uf the pas.h, al som* distance ahead : of tSe column. The Iradors ran back tc .· their comrade^juid. putting their heads . close together, appeared tot engage in ani- inased conversasinn. Theait was apparent that a certain course «*» agreed upon. The ants took, up, their liffi of march, dL- viiiug the fjl'jmn in tbv middle, each . portion going around.thaplace-wheretheir- daad relative lay, and. alcboagb the way ·^AS inconverJent and-.aMigh they came r» nearer thafesii feet to tbe dead body. a^Jter passing.U thcv joinrd again and. -*ent on without Jiesilttion- Every honseTOfe kr»M*s that if a laooM is caught iu Atrap ao^aeseapea it will be extremely c*ifBcuIt to JBtch more raise in. that same trap for BOOM days to come. If she mouse i» juade :yjsooer, it evidently ieaves inarM JUT warnings of some sort for · its fellows. After ixmunber of mice have- been cangbs in a trap, Jjjotc remaining will givo it a wide, berth. Instances of. thi kind migl»- lie multiplied indefinitely to- prove that all clasba^ of living oreatures. are able to makethemselTesuDdeittood bv- others oitheir kiad,--Xew Tort-liedgeT. Ttoe **m ·-Several cbaages.ii of stationery partainiog to waddings arn noticeable thi». season," writeB- Bdwaz*i Clay tin Stole? in Tbe Ladies' Home Journal. "A.rathirrlarKf-, almost jquare, «oto- with mo oblo3»i-envelope take* theplaaa-of last Tear's octavo size, for wlioh ajqcoTe env^opn w»^ raqnired. Ibe priaoipal reason for tii*. rover-mi of siaes is that tbe- sqcmrs not»accoamodates better the Cce qoMiUy long Uan of najnOT an* dote. Wiile. by eogniving tb» lines. cifser to fopll wUer. a baadaome ' elect is produced, one tiot wooM. titely loss upoa the narMW«r rwte. Tb» lew stylt ol engraving i* a- plain script, -irithout aourish, small enough to. ···M» -v]i tbe 3WDW10 be ^n^Jed oat ID. fail. "Th«a. the oblong, eaveJop* to mot ao slender as. to be claes** txmaiiw«ial, aad it admtes of a sTif^'sci^tfixizi iA tbe fashioc- ably tarf* lettering affected by women of soeiHy. The qnalrty of paper remain* tbe as forroerij mod is U» wiutr parco- or kid fiiiisK. which, under the p?es- ·wwof the printing rollers, i* retKh-red caMparativeiy smooth. Tbe »qoare or fa»CT Sap ot tbe envelope has teen ea- tirely sapeWeded by tbe plain, modest pointed one " £·)£··* *T 8«ML Some idea of tbe saltness of tke waters of tbe Dead sea may be gained from the comparison made below. Tbe Dead sea is situated is Palestine, 20 miles ewt of Jerusalem. It is 35 miles long and from 10 to 15 miles wide, with an average depth of 20 fathoms (ISO feet). Common ocean water contain* but SO parts of salt to tire 1,000. That, at the Dead aea contains 250 parts to the 1,000, which makes tbe briny fohition exactly one-fourth salt.

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