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ft. THE OTPER MS M01M& ALGONA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 15. 1892. Elizabeth. t kno* a little ftrff — stich a very stately darnel She's qn«en of all the lassies, and Elizabeth's Her name. , • I also trtwtr a damsel made to romp %itb and cftrr*?*: Bo I keep fvetcome readrtar my dariin? Ut- tip fle<w. And mother «ho»s me wen-kin?. jn*t as quiet a« a mmi>». A pleasant little ?irl named Beth, the helper of the boo««. And «isttr «|K>W« me Lfzzfe. who goes with her , Who sometimes srefs a IESSTD. and sometimes breaks a rule. Tin acquainted with another child I'd rather nerer gee: for this ymine »rfrL named Betsey, is as cross a* she can be. Kow, would you ever jruess it? These five are » but theeame Kaleidoscopic lassie! And Elizabeth 's her name. —Amos B. WeII<=. In St. Nicholas. At the M usical. The cat on liU Oddie thrummed hey-dJddte- dMdle. In mt-aimre delightfully gar: And three little kittens wared wildly their mitten*. And murmured: "flow well he does play!" While Puss stamped his Jwots, thump, thump, on the floor. As a delicate bint that they'd like some more. Hie Pussy who fell down that horrible well Arrived, rather dump, toward the end, Wltu Pussy Cat Mew.dressed in petticoat new. A And Puss from the comer, her friend. Only one sent regrets—"Sadly grieved to have been At London detained by a mouse and the Queen." —Caroline Evan?. In St. Xlcholag. DRIVEN TO MARRIAGE. Everybody declared that Hugh Colewood ought to be the happiest man in Greenville. He was young, handsome and well educated; then, just as he was preparing to fight his way to fame with poverty arrayed against him, he had suddenly been made the sole heir to the fine old estate of his eccentric aunt, Miss Betsy Colewood, recently de- •ccased. What more was necessary to the happiness of a gay young fellow like Hugh Colewood? Nothing, it seemed to the envious bachelors. However, there were conditions, or one at least, in this aunt's will which caused him no little uneasiness. He must love and marry the girl of her choice, one whom he had never even seen. Hugh Colewood caught up his aunt's last letter to him and read it again and again, hoping to find some little loophole of escape from the galling condition. But it was there in merciless black and white. This is the part which worried him: "If you cannot comply with my wishes for you to meet Ethel Wayne and love and marry her you forfeit your heirship to my estate. Ethel's mother was my dearest friend, and if yon marry her daughter it will be fulfilling my fondest desires. You cannot help loving her. "I could not rest in my tomb peacefully and know that Ethel was not mistress of my estate, and you, dear boy. the master. My lawyer, Mr. Cranston, will arrange for you to meet Ethel, as he is one of her guardians. You know how thoroughly I de- spi.-e old bachelors, therefore I give you warning that I will not allow you to inhabit my houses and lands as one of that disagreeable, crusty order." So had written the eccentric spinster. Ilugli nibbled the ends of his mustache impatiently as he pondered on the conditions which the will imposed. Hugh loved the Colewood estates, and could not bear to tiling of giving th«m up. Now, if the will had not .specified whom In: must marry, but left the selection of a wife entirely to himself, Hugh bf-licved that fie would have enjoyed the romance of hunting for a bride. He picked up his hut and nished from liis room, going up to the hotel where Mr. Crunslon was stopping, while he arranged some business matters with Hugh. "Hello. (Jnlewood! Have a seat," said the lawyer, scrutinizing the flushed face and nervous manner of the visitor. He was just wondering to himself if the unexpected good fortune had turned young Colewood's head, when h r is visitor remarked: ' "You are aware of that peculiar feature in my lato aunt's will, Mr. Cranston?" Light at once dawned upon the lawyer and there was n twinkle in his eyes. However, ho asked indifferent- iy"To what peculiar feature do you refer, Mr. Colewood?" "The one that absurdly commands me to marry a girl 'that I have never seen." "Oh, that!" returned Mr, Cranston. "You are a lucky fellow Colowood. That's the best part of the fortune?" "It's the moat exasperating part," Hugh cried desperately. "How can a follow love and wed to order;'" "Well, it'u a deal of time and bother saved to the wooer," remarked the lawyer, pulling. "I've no doubt Ethel Wayne will suit you bolter than any selection..you are capable of making. Hugh Colowood Hushed warmly at the lawyer's cool observation and he «poko hotly. "I'm sure she won't suit me, sir. The estatos'oun go to charity for all 1 caro. I.-/do n't love any woman and 1 love my freedom too well to marry yet awhile. I don't wr 5 to bo thrust upon any woman for the sake of a fortune and I don't suppose Miss Wayne euros two straws about the absurd condition in my aunt's will. "It's very likely, although Ethel hud the greatest respect for the lute Miss Colowood anil was very careful to humor all her vagaries," returned Cruns- ton, much amused over young Colo- Wood's excitement. "However, 1 hardly feel able to .state whether the girl would accept Miss Colewood's last groat vagary in tho shape of her impulsive nephew or not." "I shall not give her the opportunity," said Hugh, nettled at tho lawyer's words. "Hold on, Colowood. Let's drop uou- soso anil como to business. You like your aunt's estates, but you cannot're- tain them without complying with her wishes. You have never mot the girl whom your aunt has choson. Perhaps it will be proved that you aro neither of you opposed to fulfilling tho condition. "At least, you must meet, I will ar- range tnat. r-.tnei win pass tne summer with my sister in the conntry and I'll manag« it for yon to spend "a few weeks with them. Ton can very soon tell whether the condition is wholly obnoxious or not. What do yon say? 1 " "I wili do as yon advise, thank yon. sir; replied Hugh, who had now cooled off and was trying to take a business view of the strange situation. Four weeks later Hugh Colewood was speeding away from Greenville on the morning express, bound for a little town among the blue hills of Virginia. When he stepped from the train he was disappointed to find no one wait- in? to convev him to the countrv hnsa ft Air. Cranston'-s sister, a distance oi eight miles. He was in the act of asking the way to the best hotel when a bnggy came rapidly up to the station and ha'lted. The station agent hurried forward to meet the driver, who was a slender young girl, with bright, dark eyes and hair as golden as the June sunbeams touching those hills. "Is Mr. Colewood, of Greenville, waiting here to ride to Mrs. Thurston's?" inquired the fair driver in a sweet voice which won Hugh's interest at once. "I am here and wailing, thank you," returned Hugh for himself, smiling pleasantly as he came forward on the station platform. "Shall I take the reins?" he asked as they started away. "No. thank you: I like to drive," she answered. "It was too bad for you to take so long a drive for a stranger," he remarked a? he stole a side glance of admiration at the girlish form in dainty blue. "Oh, I didn't mind the distance at all; besides, I rather had to come" she replied. "I did wish to go with the young folks, who are having a picnic this morning over on Laurel hill, but Uncle Jerry was sick, and of course he couldn't come for you." "Then Mrs. Thurston and Miss Wayne never drive, so they made a virtue of necessity and sent the last resort of the place," and she laughed merrily. "It is too bad my coming prevented you joining the picknickers," he said. "I shall not be able to forgive my self." "That's nothing. I am enjoying myself now too well to think of Laurel hill," she returned brightly. "Thank you, and at the same time let me assue you that I, too, am enjoying myself excellently well!" and Hugh bowed to the young girl, whose eyes dropped beneath the warm light of admiration in his blue ones. "I hope you will enjoy your visit, Mr. Colewood," she said, to change the subject. "I know Mrs. Thurston and Ethel will do all they can to make your stay pleasant." "Thank yon; 'Ive no doubt I shall find it pleasant," returned Hugh. "You too, are one of Mrs. Thurston's summer household, 1 suppose?" "Yes," with a smile. "You see I am a distant relative to Mrs. Thurston; then Miss Wayne is my cousin, and exercises a kind of cousinly guardianship over me, which no doubt is necessary." ".So you are Miss Wayne's cousin?" I do not remember hearing Mr. Cranston mention you. I did not expect to have the pleasure of meeting any ladies but Mrs. Thurston and Miss Way riff." "Ho\v unkind in Mr. Cranston not to prepare you for this-meeting," and there was a roguish gleam in her eyes which Hugh did not see. "I had'up to date regarded Mr. Cranston as one of my best friends, but to ignore me utterly, when he knew I would accompany Cousin Ethel here, looks like downright intentional neglect." "You have not given me the pleasure of knowing your name," said Hugh, both amused and pleased with his pretty driver. "Oh, I'm a Wayne, too, she answered laughingly. "Ethel Estella Wayne, variously nicknamed, as you will observe later on." Two Ethel Waynes! Here was a real surprise for Colbwood. Why had Cranston not mentioned that strange fact to him? If the Ethel Wayne referred to in the will was only half TSS animated and generally captivating as the one by his side Hugh thought it might be an'easy matter after all to obey that condition which hud so vexed hin^ Colowood received u cordial welcome at Mrs. Thurston's pleasant homo. He found Miss Wayne to bo a tall, dignified girl of about twenty-three, -with coul black hair and deep gray oyos. She was as unlike her little rnorry- heurtod cousin as HJwus possible to be. Yes, Hugh decided she was just such a woman us his eccentric aunt would be likely to select as tho wife of her heir. In tho weeks which followed Hugh's arrival ho saw a great deal of Miss Wayne, although much of her time was divided between her taste for literature and in remonstrating against tin; innocent pranks of her cousin. It dill not require a long time for the young man to realize that ho could never love Miss Wayne as the man should love the girl whom he intends to marry. He made another important discovery---! hat his life'would be a failure without tho little cousin to furnish daily sunshine and wifely cheer for his own homo. He resolved to let Miss Wayne have one-half of his aunt's estate and the orphan asylum tho other. He would marry I he girl of his own choice, provided" lie could, win her, and boldly light his own way through life. Having su ducfdcd Hugh set out for a stroll along the river,"feeling more raunly for his resolve. He came suddenly upon a little figure in white, reading, in a little viney nook by tho river's side. "Wait, Eslollo," ho had started to run leave to-morrow, and I have something to say to you which you must hoar." The telltale Hush which swept over fuc'o and nock at his words might have given some hint of an easy surrender. However, in a moment 'she had re- guinod that customary piquancy which had more than once exasperated Hugh. "I'd be sorry to have you leave us with any burden on your mind," she said provokingly. "It is needless for me to tell you called, for she away. "I shall whv It was arranged for me to mee Mis« Wayne here." he said, nnheed ing her light words. "You know, ] suppose.* ; _ -Some slight idea, I believe,* she re- tnrned. fingering her book. "Well. I may as well tell you that that condition in my late aunt's wil can never be fulfilled." "And why not?* "Because I lore another,* he cried passionately. "O. Estelle! can you not see how tenderly, how ardently '. love you? Withotlt'you I shall make a failure of life. Won't you show mercy, Estelle?" "Oh, Hugh! would vou marry a pool- girl when yon have a chance to win a dignified bride and retain those princely estate??" she asked. " "Yes. darling. I prefer you with love in a cottage to the wealthiest woman with all the estate in the world! "Rash statement, young man." "It is true. Do not torture me lon-r- er, Estelle. Can you not love me a little?" "No." "Then you do not love me?" "I'm afraid I do." "Do not mock me, Estelle." "I am not mocking you, Hugh," in a very sweet voice. "Then vou do love me a little?" "So, not a little, but very much." He would have caught" her to his breast, but she eluded "his arms, crying: "Oh, there's Uncle Cranston!" and she rushed forward to greet the little lawyer, who had approached them unseen. "It is useless for me to ignore facts," said Mr. Cranston pleasantly. "I did not mean to overhear your conversation, but 1 arrived unexpectedly and thought I'd hunt up my sprite here and surprise her. I see" you understand each other pretty clearly." "Yes, sir, said Hugh bravely; "I have decided to enjoy love in a cottage with this dear girl rather than keep the estate with Miss Wayne." "Love in a cottage! Oh, that's too good!" And Mr. Cranston broke into hearty laugh, in which the girl finally joined him. "Will 1 you have the goodness to explain what amuses yon so much in my statement?" asked Hugh, not a little nettled. "Pardon me, Coiewood. But, really, you are the victim of your own blunder." ' "Blunder? I don't understand you, sir," returned Hugh. "Of course not," and the lawyer laughed again. "This sprite, whom you took to be the unimportant little cousin, is in reality the Ethel Wayne referred to in your aunt's will. I did not tell yon that there were two Ethels, so while she was driving you over here you jumped to the conclusion that Miss Wayne at the house was the Ethel. "You see I have been told all about your amusing mistake. Ethel would not explain her real identity with the girl whom your aunt had selected foi you, and, us the other ladios believed you knew, you have remained the victim of your own mistake." Six months later the condition in Miss Colewood's will wus cheerfully obeyed.— Gibson, in j'joslon (jlobe. ivfR. PULLMAN'S SANDWICHES. Ifow H Dlnlng-Citr AVulter Found Them Jllustve. an in- A prominent railroad official tells a good story concerning a colored waiter who is in the employ of the Pullman company says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The waiters are required by the commissaries to make a given number of sandwiches out of a loaf of bread and the rule is strictly enforced. On a recent run a waiter named Brown cut thirty-nine thin sandwiches out of a loaf and piled them up on a shelf near a window in the bullet. The window hud been left open and while the train was rounding a curve a gust of wind came and blew ten of the sandwiches out of the car. Soon the vigilant commissary came along to see how the new man was getting along. "Do them suit you, sah?" proudly inquired Browv., pointing to the sandwiches. The commissary cast a hasty glance at tho pile of sandwiches near the window and sixed them up in stunt. "How much bread did you use for thai pilf, Brown?" anxiously asked the commissary. "Only one loaf, sa'li; you told me to cut them thin and dey're as thin as wafers sah." The commissary's suspicions were irousod by this time and he tenderly lifted the pile of sandwiches from the shelf, "Lemme soe," said the commissary, counting the sandwiches; "there are inly twenty-nine sandwiches here. Where's the other ton, Brown? Eaten them, eh?" Tho commissary laid tho -pile down on the shelf, the train turned around mother curve and out wont ton more sandwiches through the window. "You see, sah," exclaimed Brown, 'clem sandwiches am cut so thin that the wind blows 'em away. I'so not responsible for the acts of God, sah. I ibuyed orders, sah, and it's not my fault, sah, if iley flow out, sah." "I'll dock you, Brown, for tho sandwiches all the same," quietly remarked ;he commissary, while ho took the lit- .lo book out of his inside pocket to murk down tho cost. Brown entered a strong protest. Ho still outs the sandwiches thin,but takes ood care that they don't fly out of the window. Pretty but Not Altogether Practical flairpm boxes of silver, with the inscription, "A Woman's Friend," in decorative text engraved on the cover below a raised outline of the "friend," aro among the Easter novelties. They will hardly displace the pretty china and silver trays for holding those necessities of the dressing ttvblo. No woman in the exigencies ot "doing" ier hair likes to stop to open a box to t at her hairins at her hairpins, and with the total lepravity ascribed to inanimate things, t would bo sure to be shut at tho cnt- cal moment when a puff needs pinning or a curl is to be secured. A DAKOTA FARMER'S TALE. Much Philosophy Mired with » Staff *f \Tork and Perseverance. any spring, "Winter pretty cold?" "Winter? Don't have here, stranger." • "How's that?" "Only have three seasons summer and earl v fall." He was a Dako'ta pioneer and as he said, "fifty miles from any place. say? the Detroit Free Press. "What do you do for a doc-tor when you're sick?" "Never get sick." "But you can't help it sometimes, can you?' 1 "Certainly. "Tain't possible. We won't set sfck and there's no two ways about ft." "How far is it to vour nearest neighbors?" "Fifty miles." "You don't have much society, then, do you?" "Don't need it. There's five of us— mother 'n me 'n the kids. That's society enough, ain't it." "How far must you go to church?" "Have it right in the shack every Sunday. Got an organette, Joe has, and he turns a crank and grinds out any hymn you ever heard of just as nice as you please. Then Marthy and all the rest of us sing, then I read something from the bible, then we sing again an' pray — an' church is out." There was something pathetic in this and it went to my heart. "How about crops?" They're big, I tell ye— that is, when we get 'em. Three "years ago I had every promise of a splendid crop. Had lots of snow that winter — ground was plenty wet an' the wheat was lookin" fine when all at once we had a hot south wind that burnt everythin' up slick an' clean." * , "And the next 3'ear?" "Things looked just as promisin'. Wheat was waist high, yeller as gold, and I was goin' to cut it in a few nays, when along came a hailstorm and beat the whole field down." "Then the next year?" "Got nipped by the frosti" "And the next?" "That's this year, stranger, and just look at the wheat around you. Nothing could be finer than the outlook. Guess I'll have a good crop this year, but if I don't - " He paused. "Well?" "Well, if I don't," he said with a quiet smile, "I'll mortgage my horses to get sepd and try again. It'll be hard pinchin', but I didn't have anything when I came here and I'll stick to the country as long as I can live in it. A man can't have hard luck always, you know. Things are bound to turn. It's a long lane that hasn't a crook somewhere." 1 wrung his hand warmly and rode away. The Girlhood Home of Julia Ward Howe. Once upon a time, in u great house standing at the corner of Bond street •and Broadway. Now York City, there lived a little girl. She was named Julia, after her lovely young mother, but as she grew she showed no resemblance to chat mother with her great dark eyes and wealth of black ringlets. This little girl had red hair, and that was a very dreadful thing in those days. Very fine, soft hair it was, thick and wavy, but—it was red. Visitors, coming to see her mother, would shake their heads and say, "Poor little Julia! what a pity she has rod hair!" and tho tender mother would sigh, and regret that her child should have this misfortune, when there was no red hair in the family so far us one knew. And the beautiful hair was combed with a leaden comb, as one old lady said that would turn it dark, and it was soaked in honey-water, as another old lady said that was really the best thing you could do with it; and the little Julia felt that she might almost as well be a hunchback or a crip- ple'as that unfortunate creature, a red- haired child. When she was six yours old, her beautiful mother died; and after that Julia and her brothers and sisters were brought up by their good aunt, who came to make her home with thorn and'their father. A very good aunt she was, and devoted to tho motherless children; but sometimes she did funny things. They went out to drivp every clay—the "children, I mean—in a great yellow chariot lined with fine blue cloth. Now, it occurred to their kind aunt that it would have a charming effect if the children were dressed to match the chariot. So thought, so done! Dressmakers and milliners plied their art; and one day Broadway was electrified by the sigh"t of the little Misses Ward seated in uneasy state on tho blue cushions, clad in wonderful rayment of yellow and blue. They had blue pelisses and yellow satin. bonnets, and this was all very well for the two younger ones, with their dark eyes and hair, and their rosy cheeks; but Julia, young as she was, felt dimly that blue and yellow was not the combination to set off her tawny locks and exquisite sea-shell complexion. It is not probable, however, that she sorrowed deeply over the funny clothes, for her mind was never sot on clothes, either in childhood or later in life. Did not her sistor meet her one day, coining homo from school, with one blue shoo and one green? Her mind was full of beautiful thoughts, her eyes wore lifted to the green trees and the blue sky bending above them— what did she caro about shoes? Yes; and, later, is it not recorded that her sisters had great diiliculty in persuading her to choose the stuff for her wedding-gown? So indifferent was she to all matters of dress!—.Laura E. Hioh- ards in Si. Nicholas. A Sensible Girl. Miss Charter Oakos—"While Mr. Spindle was calling on mo the .other evening I excused myself for a mo- nent; anil when I came buck, do you uiow. the follow was actually asleep!" Featherstone—"Dear mo! what did ou d^o—wake him up?" Miss Charter Oaks—"O, no, indeed! let him sleep until it was time for hini to go home."— Puck. MISSIS G LINKS. Big Gimlet is the name ot a winding stream in Missouri. The French still fight an average of 4,0i)9 duels ji yean Football was a favorite game among the Greeks and Romans. A French soldier can earn 5 shillings a month pocket money. A Philadelphia Chinaman glories in a pigtail o feet 11 inches in length. The cocoa tree of the Maldive islands every "month produces a cluster of nuts. Among English people dark brown hair is more than twice as common as hair of any other shade. It is estimated that about 30,000 horses were ousted from street-car service last year by electricity. A chicken ranch in Bellingham Bay, Puget sound, has 100,000 fowls. It is sai3 to be the largest in the world. A tropical moth, called the atlas moth, has a wing spread of one foot. It is gray in color and Hies by night. At the present day sacred pigs roam inviolate about the' buddhist monasteries of Canton and elsewhere in China. A record of 5.435 immigrants arriving at a single port in a single day- shows that this is a pretty good country to come to. The largest telephone switchboard in the world is that in the exchange at Berlin, where 7,000 wires are connected with the main office. More than a fourth of the gold and more than a third of the silver produced throughout the world in ^the year 1891 was mined in the United States. In 1889 fifty Bonapartist journals flourished in France, but this number has been now reduced to five, the others having turned in favor of the republic. Musk in its natural state is said to be the national perfume of many tribes, who annually slaughter thousands of the rats for their musk pouches and their skins. People in Japan are called by the family name first, the individual, or what we should call the Christian name, next, and then the honorific—thus, "Smith Peter Mr. . A female physician,Dr. Bissell,points out the fact that, as tennis is a one- armed sport, it has a tendency to produce a one-sided development. Yet she approves of cricket. It is said that in all the forests of the earth there arc no two leaves exactly the s;yuc. It is also said that amid all peoples of the earth there arc no two faces precisely alike. It is not everybody who knows that, besides the ordinary fruits that are raised in Florida, the pineapple grows very well there, while the rijt, the paw- paw, guuva and sapadilla grow finely. The custom of kissing hands as a mark of respect is said to be tho most ancient and the most universal. From the remotest times, through the ages of Greece and Rome to the present day, it has existed. A man in Hagerstown, Md., has an egg which was laid by a Plymouth Rock hen which lias clearly "defined upon its shell the imprint and letters of a foreign piece of money. The date 1822 and the word "Cons'titution" can easily be deciphered. So great has been the development of the petroleum fields in Peru that pipe lines have been run from the main wells to the coast. The opinion is expressed that the Peruvian lield will soon be able to supply the demand of all the west coast of South America. The smallest inhabited island in the world is said to be that ou which the Eddystone lighthouse stands. At low water it is Su'fect in diameter; at high water tlie lighthouse, whose diameter at the base is 28 3-4 feet, completely covers it. It is inhabited by three persons. In California it is found that peach stones burn as well as the best coal anil give out more heat in proportion to weight, The stones taken out of the fruit that is tinned or dried is collected and sold at the rate of $15 a ton., Apricot stones also burn, but not so well us peach, and do not command so good u price. Tlie harp which was suggested by the lute is ascribed to Jubal, 3875 B". C.. and was King David's favorite instrument. The harp was used by the \\ elsh and Saxons, and also by the font people of Ireland. One of the oldest harps in existence is in the Dublin College museum, and ori»inal- ly belonged to Brian Borothme,kin«r of Ireland. " Numerous instances are related in mythological tales of the people of the sea having curried off human beings convoying them to their pearl-lined grottoes in the depths. Mermen have in this, manner often obtained human girls for brides, while mermaids not .infrequently seek to secure for husbands good-looking youths from dry Ihe foot warmers for cabs in Paris are cl.ioily of two kinds; one is the water pan, tho other is the "chauffer- etto a churbon." The former soon cools; the hitter gives off some asphyxiating fumes. Hence it is that M. Morel has combined both svstems in employing the chaufforetto outsido the cob to keep the water pan inside the vehicle always hot. Tradition says a very rich mine was Uncovered somewhere near Salt Lake twmity-hvo years ago by a mormon ami for some reason Brigham Young forbade the prospector to work the rnin^or make its whereabout known. ig the man indicated which the mine lay, but . the ,W of seized. into the sea." A lyontfoii horse dealer savs nf horses: "Personally, I thoror--" "^ like foreign horses, "with the of American, and much as I ..,^ a English and an Irish hunter I am i ly of opinion that, a* carriage Americans are supe-rior to oitr and Irish horses. I believe thi.^''^ due to the fact thai r — — - the carriage horse in been a distinct race, been spoiled by the cart blood." •" for the and Mate* ha, has mixture of nevfjj anj The Kansas dog case mentioned !« dispatches as rivaling the famous Jo n «, county calf case is really unworthy n such a comparison. Tlie Jones conn ty caH litigation extended, if We ft member rightly, ov*r nearly a quarter of a century and cost something lit., 130,000, not counting the value of tie calf itself. The suit over ti $1.50 do! which has just been dismissed by the Kansas City circuit court rolled tin! bill of costs of only foOO. The com parison suggested cannot therefore be accepted. The Jones county calf casa is unique, and no rivalry will be p et . mitted. Greece and Iloumania m ". v quarrel over a legacy left to (ireeee by n Greek merchant who had lived and had made his million francs in Rotimania. ThU he left for the advancement of ao lure and industry in Greece on f coase of his cousin, who was giverTa life interest in the estate. This gentleman died rccenlly,aud the Roumanian courts, by virtue of a law witli-hnldinu from foreigners the right to dispose <°f real property. laid hands on the fort- unn in question. The Greek irovern- ment ha.--protested against this'action, and has even threatened to break oil relation-. THE MOST COSTLY DIAMONDS. Stonc.s with the Steel-Whilp Color Hrl n » the Highest Prices. "The finest diamonds always ho!<i their own in value," suid a Yankee, "Mr. Isaacs." the other day. "Certaio mines yield choice, colorless stouej that are always in demand. Of courss prices vary in gems that are not up to a fine standard. The steel-white diai niond, for instance, which no one can; describe, not even Oscar Wilde, is con-, sidernbly higher than the average: white stone, which suffers by cotnparV sou with one that scintillates with that intense brilliancy.of watery tints. A subtle lustre. I ' might say. distinguishes all diamonds found In alluvial soil. Hold up what is i-ommoulv called the -pigeon blood' rub\ by the side u! an inferior one and the difference will be obvious, it is the same with i-mer- nlrts and the peacock blue supphirci. Our custom altogether demands selected gems." "Are there any marked changes in the stvie and character of settin^ of lute? :l " "The settings of diamonds are plainer than heretofore. The most precious are sot with very little gold. They say every cloud has a silver liuinir. und so docs almost every cheaper "grade of stone." "Do you mind quoting some of your stock prices?" "Not in the least. The ruby, you know, is tho most expensive "of all stones. In our stock they vary from $10J to $700 per stone. Tlie finest pair of diamonds we have hud this season., are worth $13.000. Then we have; single stones ranging from §1,0!W to "What are the prevailing styles?" "Well, crescents and triple crescents are quite popular, but the Marquise takes the lead at present. Tho Iwop ? r KyP s y ri»g has long been the favorite among English women, and their American sisters are adopfng it. Sometimes us many as four of these rings adorn one slender linger. The usual combination, however, is a phire, a diamond, and a ruby, or for young girls, the choice is a pearl aiul : a turquois. Recently there bus been a eru/e for so-callcd"'pinkie'rings for- the little linger. Every woman who; bus any pretension to fashion in jewelry wears one or more of them. Friendship rings are popular, because they may be presented with propriety by u young man to u young woman without any reference loan engagement between thorn. • "In tho fancy jewels (hero are tlie spinel, cat's-eye* and pearls, some of the latter weighing ninety grains. We have made for several brides pearl necklaces with strings holding seventy.; pearls, each one worth $5!.) to JlPft-, New York is the most liberal market; of any in the country for diamonds, W-. it is for other-commodities."— Jewelerf Review. Deepest Ijake in the "World. By fur the deepest lake known inthe-.l world is Lake Baikal in Siberia. It i>;| in volume comparable with some oil the great lakes of America, for while?] its area is only 9,000 square mil making it much smaller than the three | largest of the live grout American lakes" and about the exact equal of Lake Erie iu suporJiciul oxtont.its enormous depth I -4,000 to 5,000 foot—makes the totiuf volume of its waters almost equal those of Lake Superior. Its level J!j| 1,350 foot above that of tho Pad' ocean but notwithstanding its bottoW'l is more than 3,000 feet below it. There are many other deep lakes i« the world but so far Baikal takes the palm. Luke Maggiore is 3,000 few L deep; Lake Como, 2,000, and Lago-«i'I Guurda, another Italian lake, nearly f 1,900 feet in depth. Lake Constant* averages 1,000 feet and Luke Superior | and Michigan about 800 feet.— Del" News. No Wonder! No wonder Time is always reprt-J sented as haggard and worn out; watch beats time, the sprinter b time, the bandmaster beats time, clock strikes time, trains run ou tiaW.| the foreman lays out time, horses against time, street ours run beb time, people threaten awful thing? they get time, at a fight they alv call time, soldiers murk time, criminals servo time, few save ors time and every bod v now tvies to kill; time.— "I sec- you Imvo written your iu gas maer, Mr. Rimer." " G tor, sir?" "Yes, there are dumlant feet."— A', y. Su».