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ME UPPER DES MOlNES. AtGONA. IOWA, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 17. 1892 ' The Seven Ages. Alt tho world's n wardrobe. At\A all (tic f\f's iinrl women tnerflv wcftrOM TliMr ; hnvo lliclr tyishlons unit their fnntngle* A ltd ono she In liorthnowcnrsmnny garment Throughout tier Fotcn RtiiKCB. Flrsi, the'tmbj Bcfrllled nhd braldcrcd. In her nurso'8 nrras, 'Ahd tlifh i he tflin-lioscd pcliool-glrl with he ' flounces, And Bmilll-lioy soornlns; fact', trlpplnjr, skirl Coqiiettlshly to school. Ami tlion the flirt. Offline like Clrcf; with n bugtnnss tr-lllnrlo. , Kfpt on her low-cut, corset. Tiien 11 I>HU',', Pull orstninpo finery, vc'Slnrod Itkr un nngel Vflloil vigorously, < ct. vlirllimt of gliince, B' eliliiR tno woman's hcitven, Admiration, Even at th6 altar's steps. And then tlio mat . ron, Jn fnlr, rich volvot, with snnve sntln-lined, Wlili oyuR FOVOI-U mid skirt- of youthful cut, Full of dices gnwR am! moilisli Instance's, 7'oteiieli her girls their purl. The sixth am shins Into tho era}-, yet gorgeous, grnndrnftminft, with gold plncc-ncz on IILT iiosn uud fan n side. Her youthful liisles still strong, and worldly wise In surnptunry law, her quivering vnicp, Proving of fiiBlilon nnd Le I'o'let, pipes, Of robes nhd bnritnlna rare. Lust scene of all, J.liiit. ends the BL-X'R Modo-swnyed history, Is Rccoml childishness nud sheer oblivion Of youth, tiislo, passion, nil— eave lovo o tlflB/. — Itiirlliiglon Enterprise • No one ever thought that May Forster would marry John Charrington, but he thought differently, and things which John Charrington intended had a queer way of coming to pass. He asked her to marry him before he went up to Oxford, she'laughed and refused him. He asked her again the next time ho came homo. Again she laughed, tossed her dainty blonde head, and again refused. A third lime he asked her; she Said it was becoming a con- tinned bad habit, and laughed at him more than ever, but said yes. Wo were all asked to "the 'wedding. In lirixham every one who was an}-body know everybody else who.was any one. The coming marriage was much canvassed at afternoon tea tables and-at our little club over the saddler's, and the question was always asked: "Does she care for him?'' I used to ask that question myself in tho early days of tlieir engagement, but after a certain evening in August I never asked it again. I was coming homo from the club through the churchyard. Our church is on a thyme-grown hill, aud the turf about it is so thick aud soft that one's footsteps are noiseless. 1 made no sound as I vaulted the low, Jichened wall, and threaded my way between the tombstones. It was al the same instant that I heard John Charrington's voice, and saw her face. May was sitting on a low, Hat gravestone, with the full splendor of the Western sun upon Iho miguouue face. Its expression euded, at once aud forever, any quoslion of her love for him. It was transfigured to a beauty I should not have believed possible even to that beautiful littlo face. John lay at her feet, aud it was his voice that broke tho stillness of the golden August evening. "My dear, my dear, "I believe that I should come back from the dead if you wauled me." I coughed at once to indicate my presence, and passed on iuto the shadow, fully enlightened. The wedding was to be early in September. Two days before I had to run up to town on business. Tho train was late, of course,for we are on the Southeastern, and as I slood grumbling with my watch iu my hand, whom should i KRO but John Charringlon aud May Forsii r. They were walking up and down the unfrequented end of the platform, arm in arm, looking iuto each other's eyes, careless of the sympathetic interest of tho porter. Of course 1 knew belter than to hesitate it moment before burying myself in Iho hooking olliee, and it was not till the train drew up at the platform that I obtrusively passed the pair with my Gladstone and look ihu corner iu a first-class smoking carriage. 1 did this with as good un air of uot seeing them as I «ou!d assume. I pridu my- myself on my discretion. Inn if John were traveling alone I wanted his company. I had it. "Hullo, old man." came his cheery voice as he swung his baggage iuto my carriage, "hare's luclq i was expecting a dull journey." "Where are you off to?" I asked, discretion still bidding me turn my eyes away, though [ saw, without look- Jug, that hers were red-rimmed. "To old Uranhridgo's," lie answer- oil, shutting the door and leaning oui for a last word with his sweetheart. "Oh, I wish you wouldn't go, John." she was saying in a low, earnest voice. "I feel certain soipetiiing will happen." "I must, May. The old boy's been awfully good to me. and now "he's dying I must go and see him, but 1 shall come in time for " tho rust of tin- purling was losl in a whi*pi;r and in the rattling lurch of the blurting train. "I shall be surely back to-morrow." he said, "or, if not, the day after, in heaps of timu." •'And suppose Mr. Uranbridge diesP'' "Alive or dead, I nii'iin to'bu married on Thursday! 1 ' John answered, lighting a cigar, and unfolding the Timt:x. At Peasmarsh Station wo said "goodbye," and he got out. and 1 saw him ride off; 1 \\enion to London, where J stayed the night. When 1 got home the next afternoon, a very wot one, by tho way—my sister greeted inn with: "Whore's Charringlon?" "Goodness knows." I answered, testily. Every man since 1 Cain has resented that kind of question. ••1 thought yon might have heard from him," she went on, "as you're to give him awav to-morrow." "Isn't he back?" I asked, for 1 had confidently expected to find him at home. "No, GoolVrey"—my sister always had a way of jumping" to conclusions, especially such conclusions as were least favorable to her fellow creatures — "ho has uot returned, aud, what is more, you may depend upon it he won't. You mark uiv words, there'll be no wedding to-morrow." I was at the'station at 2:30. I felt rather annoyed with John. It seemed a sort of slight to the beautiful girl who loved him, that ho should count, us it wore, out of breath, and with tho given tlie best years of our lives to take. But when the 4 o'clock train glided in nnd glided out again,having brought no passengers lo our little "station, I was more than annoyed. There was no oilier train l'6r thirty-live miuules. Five minutes later 1 threw myself into the carriage that I had brought for John. ,. "Drive to the church!" I said, as some one shut the door; "Mr.Charring- ton hasn't come by this train." Anxiety now replaced anger. It was five minutes lo 4 as we drew up at the church-yard .gate. A double row of Hiiger on-lookers lined the path from lyciigato lo porch. I sprang from the carriage and passed up between them. Our gardener had a good front place near the door. I stopped. "Are they wailing still, Bvles?" I asked, simply to gain time, "for, of course, I knew they were by the Waiting crowd's attentive altitude. "Wailing, sir? No, no, sir; why it must be over now." , "Over! Then Mr. Churringtou's comeP" "To the minute, sir; must have missed you somehow, nnd I say, sir," lowering his voice. "I never see Mr. John tho least -bit so afore, but, my opinion is he's been drinking pretty free. His clothes was all dusty uud his face like a sheet." A murmur from the church announced them; out thorn-came. Byles was right. John Charriugtoti did uot look himself. There was du<t on his coat, his hair was disarranged. He seemed to have been in some row, for there was a black mark above the eve- brow. He was deathly pale. But his nallor was not greater" thuu that of tho !>rido. wno might have been carved in ivory — dress, vail, orange blossoms and nil. As they passed put the ringers stop- led—there wore six of them—and then, on Iho ears expecting the gav wedding i>eal, came the slow lolling of Ihe passing bell. A thrill of horror at so foolish a jest Tom the ringers passed through us all. 13ut the riusrors themselves dropped the ropes and fled like rabbits down tho fry stairs. The bride shuddered I grey shadows came about her uoutn, but the bridegroom led her on lowu the path where Ihe people stood vith the handfuls of rice; but the hand- Fills were never thrown, and the wed-, ling bells never rung. Then the tongues were loosed. Av label of unger,"" wonder, conjecturfe 'rom thu guests and the spectators. , "If I'd seen his condition, sir," said old Forster to me as we drove off. ""I vould have stretched him ou the 116'or if the church, sir, by heaven I would, jefore I'd have lot him marry uiv laughter!" • ' Then he put his head,out of the win- low. 'Drive like fury." he cried lo the coachman; "don't'sparo the hprses." We stood in the hull doorway, in the jlaziug afternoon suu, and .In about ialf a minute we hoard wheels crunch-, ng the gravel. When the carriage! topped in front of the steps old For*' ter and I ran down. \T! "Great heavens, the,.carriage is mply! And yet—" I had the door open in a miuute, and his is what I saw: . : . ;!o" No sign of John Ciiarrington; arid of lay, his wife, only a huddled he,a'p''of .'hite satin lying half on the floor'-'of he carriage aud half on the seat'! 5 ''•'I drove straight here, sir," isa'i'd'the oachniau. as the bride's father;'lifted er out, "and I'll swear no one'got cut f the carriage." ', .', ' We carried her into the h.o'ns'e. As ve stood, her father and I, half mad vith horror aud, tho mystery' of it, : a, oy came up the avenue—^ telegraph' oy. They brought the;,.orange envelope to me. I tore it ope'n'I V V "Mr. Charrington was "thrown from his horse on his way to ,th,e station at 1:30. Killed on the'spo'l!?!:'-' ' : ; And he was married to -May Forster in our parish church aM 3:30, hi'pres- ence of half the parish;.;- ''.,,. "I shall be married,adead or alive!" Before a week was/ over they laid her beside her husband iu.'.p'ur iiltlq churchyard on the thyme-covered hill —the churchyard where they had kept their love trysts. — '1'tinple liar. HOW H5 WDM ; Hfeft >AF*A. i-vdr i* <nng Tjovr Cntiftnlta n CleTe Young Toddleby was a true-henrter and promising youth, says the N. Y Lritifr. He hnd graduated with hono ni. Ynlo. and was studying law will Mr, Lofier. It so happened th.it Toddleby be caine acquainted with n benutifn yting hid'y, daughter of old Digby He loved "the fair maiden, and when ho had rea«on to believe that his love was returned he asked Mr. L'>fter t recommend him to the father,' Lofte being on terms of close intimacy wit) the family. ' , , ;';. The lawyer agreed and pBrforuife'c the mission", but old Digby,. who lovei mnnuy. asked what property; the young man had. Lofter said jje did ,'hq know, but ho ''Would' inquire. .jTh next time he saw his young stuilen he asked him if she had a.ny property at all. ..,. ,V "Only health, strength and a.detor- mination to work," replied the youth. , "Well," said the -lawyer, who sincerely believed, the student WR* in every way worthy, "let ".us sem What will you" take fo'r your right legP J will g'ivc you $20.000 for it."; i Of course Toddleby refused: The next lime the lawyei'"saw ' the '-young lady's father ho'said: "I ImVe iuL quired about thisyotibg man's circumstances. He has no money in' 'bank! but he owns a piece 1 of property for which, to' my certain knowledge,^he tins beeu offered aud' hns'refused $20,- ooo." ;;•' •• .' ,;•''. This led old DigVi'y to consent to 'the marriage, which/ 'short I j' .afterwards took place. In t'^'u end hu'had reason lobe proud of liis son-iu-law, thougli ho was once reuuirk/'toueh- ing that rare pij-eo of prpp'ertjyV upon the strength of ; which he had consented to the match: "If it could not take wings it was liable.at any lime to waljc off!" ;/:•"• ' Lh\k. Anatoniistsiclassify animals by their teeth more /accurately" '.than in any other way, and Ihe jaws'of Ihe small lemur, which/connects tlie anthropoid apes, like the chiinpauz.oi? and gorilla, with beasls'uot so higji,iu the scale of creation, are provided with a dentition so astonishingly lium.an-like that, one might well imagine the teeth to^e. actually those of a minjature num. Molars and incisors, are Bli,aped and placed in exactly the same way', and the 'canines, Itl'/l lllitllfl ll»M\iil> -i.itir ..nil 'turn In f-Ui two in. 1 Ihe upper f ja,w and two in the lower,^.correspond, perfectly .with the human' 'type. Bight here it is worth men'tibniug that' there lias recently come' from Patagonia announcement of _lhe discovefy of a uVonlioy of the tertiary, which was tHo geological period before-the present, or quaternary, which.:is'-'.'the last needed link between the .lemur just described and the man-like apes. It only remains npw', iu ord'er lhat thp.chaiu shall be epmplete. r tp lind the.link between tho anthropoid apes and.man. .] A Bom Financier. When' tho groat Calumet copper niine.wiis lirst opi'nod in th<; wilderness of.'Michigan the miners struck for higher-' wages., and thn company promptly gr:i,nlod the increase demanded. One, of the eastern stock- lioulers of the company who was in Michigan at'i'he time tlio strike occurred hurried to the mine in considerable trepii|a|'ion nnd was very much .disturbed ."when ho learned that tho jliine-boss'bad conceded the justice of the deuian'ds of the men and granted •their own scale of wages. "But 1 will not such wages ruin tho company?" ho asked, "with some warmth..! , "Q.h.; no. I guess not," replied the superintendent, as he slmviv closed one ! 'o'ye. "I guess it doesn't make iniich difference how much we pav the miners, so long as we own the grocery store." " Bt-n - Ambition. I had as i|eep-seated."a prejudice uguinsi a British rcdc9ut as our turkey gobbler exhibited to a red poi'ticjbat when ho drove my sis't6r into the house. Thus 1 was taught Mhat the/highest achievement-"was to get behind a stone wall and shoot a Britisher. und'I longud for the time when I should grow up to doit. .So 1 thoroughly'-was this'drilled into me that in after" life it was a matter for reasoning on" my part whether 1 should treat an Englishmaii.deconily. Tho difference befweon .this feeling and that which I had .toward the Frenchmen, who fought us with the Indians and helped the savages to scalp us, was that the French worn poor fellows who did not know unv bettor, and, besides, the French had helped us iu the revolution against the U'ritish, so that we would forgive them, but the Britishers, never.—-A'tw England Alay- UZltlL'. Ozone as an Antidote. Traveling from New York lately we entered iuto conversation with a man who gave us a very interesting account of life in a roadside inn forty years ao. "When I was a boy." ho "said, " i water. i tear 6f \heir: Ticking; IIIO »»„,=.. -hea a large maze to laid out, in the center of this maze t be placed a s'nSall glass >pf whisky No was they Would feel art Ungoveru able desire to-got this whisky, and a it, would take, them hours .of health, exertion to reach it through' Ihe manj artfullv arranged labyr'ihthine • pas sages, "they >%cluld have Ho be but comparatively short ti.me at such a institution .'before they would be thoi oughly braMed up froiii their meander ings through the maze. Tlio dose o whisky to,- be daily decreased. Ther is a fortune in this"cure for somebody — Jamestown (A', }'•) All. Nature Bleaches Their Hnlr. Ladies who want white hair shoul 'go tojand live awhile in New Mexic'i and Colorado, \yiiy a residence i either'should bleach the hair is a mys le'ryV'but it does', and many a black hafred man who ; lias gone out there t settle comes back in three or fou years with a. : pull as white as snow Some say it 'is tlie altitude, thoug what an altitude of 6,000 or 6.000 fee has to do witlra man's hair was a mys .lory. A mqre reasonable expianatip is Ihe alkali.. The alkali dust gels iu to the hair, and must be washed ou with the alkali water, and the hair i thus speedily bleached. Whatever : tho cause.' Colorado bleached hair i the prettiest while that ever grow o the human head.— Ki. Louis Globe Democrat, FORGOT TO LOOK AT HER. wknnnl PrRdlKiim-nt Intel Wliloli Stii<ll<iu< Youth Irnm llnrvinl Foil. A Harvard student told me anamus iug story about himself the other day says the Boston Herald, It seem tliiit recently his mother had a younj. lady guest at their home on the Bad Bay, and when ho came from college in the afternoon he was introduced to her. At dinner, also, she sat opposite t( him at the table. He paid little atten lion to'the fair visitor, as his mini was engrossed with u probluiu iu hi lessons. However, his brothers wen as assiduous as possible in outertainin< her. As it happened, the latter had en gagoments out that evening, and, a u Mrs. A. had promised Mrs. B. to have oue of her sons to take her to the ;hoatre, it fell to the lot of my frienc George, the Harvard man. He accepted the situation gracefully and in due time the young conplo se off for the theatre. Arriving, George loft his companion it one side of the lobby while Iu stepped up to the box olliee and pur- ihased the tickets; then, turning about, le looked toward the place where he lad parted from tho young ludv, am: was surprisfd lo see halfVdozeii there, ind ye gods! is it possible?—IK; conk lot tell which was his precious charge Here was a dilemma. George said ho iminediati'ly decided that rather than risk speaking to the vrong person he would stvnd slil ill the young lady spoke lo him. Sc ie gnz'jd at his tickels for what eemed lo him an age, but was proba- >ly only a minute, when Miss B. came up and said: "I fear you did not •ecognize me." "Oh, yes, yes," stammered George quivocating; "yes I did, 1 thought hey had not given me the seats I iskod for and was considering what vas best to do in the matter." And his was oue of the gallant Harvard iien! Tho J<'iKiiroH on Clock Dials. It has been demonstrated that nil persous'ordiuarily read a clock dial by the position of Iho figures ami disregard Ihe figures themselves. One of Uiu bust known public dials iu Boston has no mark save a straight line at each of the places usually occupied bv the Roman numerals, a"nd the make'r of ihu grual clock of the London parliament, houses made another great dial upon wiiioh In* indicated eacu hour by a niiiii'ii! .straight line. All tint principal cities in public of Colombia are now with electricity. the re- lighted of a Aloustur. Tuure is u tract of land in Lew County. Fla.. iu which three holes have been dug thirty feet apart, and each cx- iiavutiou has laid bare parts of the skeleton of a huge animal. The diggers takes it for granted that tho boiies all belong lo the same creature, aud uru wondering what sort of a beast it wus whose remains underlie the country, "my father kept tavern on "a high road between Canton and Cleveland, O. Our principal business was tho entertainment of teamsters, a number of whom would arrive each evening and put up over night. At that time good corn whisky could bo bought for sixteen cents a gallon, and it was the custom for the landlord to treat his guests to it before going to supper and breakfast. Corn whisky was uot the only thing that was chon'p at the time; oats cost but twelve cents a bushel, and the usual charge for keeping a teamster over night, supper, breakfast, whisky, hay, stabling, a bushel of oats to his horses, all cost but fifty conls. My father, however, who kept"a place a littlo above the common always charged sixty-two cents. Since then I have often asked him how he ever managed to roar so large a family. There wore eight of us. boys and girls —on the prolit, or rather loss of keeping tavern when such prices prevailed. •Well, 1 ho would say, 'everything was cheap in proportion, and somehow or other 1 was always able to keep you all well shod and at school.'" Whisky almost as free as water, men using it with moderation. Whisky four dollars a gallon, men dying daily from taking it in gluttonous quantities. It must be that the more general outdoor life of our fathers strengthened their nerves, and they consequently did nol hunger after it as their sons do. And even when thoy took it in hevoic doses Ihoy mixed so much air with it—if they did leave out tho water—thai they seldom suffered from it as wo do. By tho way, it is curious what an aulidolal effect air and exercise have ou poisons; people who would die otherwise from the effucl of a larger I dose of morphia, lut them bo but <?ul- ' loped up and down energetically enough, and their chances of recovery is considerable. We really believe some of our enterprising capitalist should at once slarl a. new institution for Ihe cure of drunkenness. Il might be arranged iu this manner: Tho building lo bo on an island no the patients could not gel away till thoroughly cured, a* of course, there Cat and Rat Puzzle. The mathematical smart Alecks are Iways proposing some new aud puz- ling question with which to confound hose whose bump of calculation is uot veil developed, but the most exaspera- ing effort in this direction was sp'run" u a small company the other evening vhen oue of those human calc'ulutinn 1 lachines inquired: "If five cats catch ve rats in live days, how many cats vill it take to catch 100 rats i"n 100 days?" Every answer was given from 100 cats to 100,000 cats, until it happened to occur to some one that it five cats caught a rat a day there was nothing to prevent their continuiu"- to do so till Uie end of time if their patience and the rats hold out. But before this conclusion was reached over $10 had changed hands in bets on the subject, and three quarrels were started which have not yet been settled. Unfortunately, however, none of thorn involved the originator of tho problem, who escaped before matters had gone Democrat. so f-nv.—M. Louis (Jlobe- Thc Mubicul AVell ol' Tuuoiim. OIH; of the most curious wells in the '.vest is on th« place of Henry M. Henderson ou Oukos avenue. "This well can play a tune on a dozen different musical instruments at the same time, and has done il, which is an accomplishment lhat no human boin«' is known to possess. The well is about 400 foot deep. At nearly all hours of the day or nighi a wind blows up from Ihe bottom of it and whistles through the craeks in thu light board eoverin"'. When the wind does not blow out It scorns to bo sucked in by the well. An abundant supply of good water is iu thu well at all times, and where the wind comes from or where it goes is a mystery which Mr. Henderson has m.i solved. One day not long c.ir 0 Air. Henderson collected all tho musical instruments ho could— umouutiiif to eight—from his neighbors and friends. He bored holes in Um boards covering the well and at one aperture placed a cornet, at another a bass horn, at another a clarionet, then u ute, un immense tin horn about three yards long which ho hud made, a mouth organ, and other instruments up to tho number mentioned. lo One after another they bo"an blow as he put them iu. TluAioarse growl of the bass horn mingled with the clarion tones of tho cornel and clarionet, etc. When all were «'oiii" the dm was terrible, uud there did nol seem to bo a good note sounded. The wind does not come up from the well m a steady blow, but in gusts of more or less force, and it was amusing as we i us astonishing to hear the old baas uud the nine-foot tin tube suort to golhor.-2'« C om« The Shah of-Persia drinks a bottle of brandy a day. and uses much hashish and opium. The editor of the Brooklyn. N. Y. Sunday Englc is Miss Lizzie Kenny. She is recognized as an able journalist. Mrs. Scott-Siddons, who never play* ed anything but classical drama, is to return to the boards in a play of today. The Prince of Wales has been Grand Master of the English Grand Lodge of Free Masons for seventeen successive years. Hawthorne and Longfellow went to Bowdoiu College as classmates, add each wrote verses during bis college career. Prince William, of Snxe-Weimar, has returned to the army since the accession of the new .Kiug of \\ urtem- burg. _ The veteran adtor Couldock writes his name iu as firm and Clear a hand as if he was. seventeen instead of seventy. Sir John Millias painted a picture when he was seventeen that found a place on the walls of the London .Academy. President Hyde, of Bowdoiu College, has started a crusade against the obnoxious cigarette, giving daily lectures on the subject. Count Tolstoi always answers letters in the language iu which thoy are written. His wife conducts, his English correspondence. A commission of French architects ami archa3ologists has been appointed to explore Sardcs, tho capital of Lydia and tho residence of Croesus. On account of tho grave errors in treatment, the use of Koch's lymph has been ordered to be discontinued iu the Russian military hospitals. Walt Whitman's health is failing rapidly, and tho death of the "good gfey boot" is regarded by his friends as probable within a short period. Coquoliu is greatly troubled with rheumatism, and people similarly afflicted are said to liud their ailment a passport to the actor's good graces. Eugenie's small and elegant foot, once the admiration of tho French court, has now, it is said, become swollen out of shape by gout aud rheumatism. • John Stevenson, a resident of the Old Man's Home iu Philadelphia, has used tobacco since Im was nine vears of age, and yet'ho has just reached his 100 birthday. BabyMcK o is to sleeo in a crib which was i.ho bed of President Harrison when he was an infant. It has been in the possession of the family for seventy years. Thaddeus Stevens died iu 1868, but his estate has not yet been settled. A woman who claims to be the widow of his nephew filed a large claim against the estate recently. It is said that Anna Maria Mazzani, of Milan, who is not only tho bearer of an honeo,. ..ame, but a clever party leader, will be a candidate for a seal in the Italian Parliament. Patli's appearance is said lo have been greatly improved bv her abandonment of her golden coiffure for the natural dark locks with which the public had long beeu familiar. The Society of American Wood-Engravers of New York City has received the grand diploma of honor from the Committee of the International Exhibition of Fine Arts, which met at Berlin. Hiram Chase, a full-blooded Indian of the Omaha tribe, has beeu admitted to practice in the Federal court at Omaha. Mr. Chase is tho first Indian over admitted to the practice of law in Nebraska. Thu death of Professor Friedrich Zaruektt. the Gorman philologist, ia keenly regretted in -tho Fatherland. For many years he was professor of the German language in the University of Leipzig, Edmund G. Ross, who was a Senator from Kansas during reconstruction times, is now editing a weekly newspaper in New Mexico for a moderate salary. Ho also sets the type and doe; tho presswork. Young Lord Russell, whose domostii difficulties have been aired in Her Ma jesty's divorce court, wooed aud woi his wife in the guise of a mechanic while supervising some electrical work nt her mother's house. A very warm friend and favorite o tho little King of Spain is Count Morphi, who was tho private Secretary of his father, and who now continue"} to act in tho same capacity to the Queen Regent. There are three large social clubs in London exclusively for women. The, most exclusive i.s the Alexandria, where no one is admitted whose social standing would preclude her from beiui< presented al court. F. Hopkinson Smith, t| u , author ecturor, artist and engineer is a man )t about forty, of largo frame and with i face that radiates genial good nature. lo lirsl. became known to the publio 'rom his sketches in black aud white. John B. Stevens, Sr., the oldest rosj, Jen l of Dover, N. 1L, uj w i recently. aged 8-1. In his boyhood ho attended he school taught by Daniel Webster n Cornish, Me., and was probably the ast surviving pupil of Mr. Webster's. According to St. Petersburg journals turquoise mine has boon discovered tear tho town of ibrahim-Olga, about iHeeii miles from Sauiarcand. Ac wording to Iron this is the third tur- mine discovered in Central Asia. Baron Arthur Rothschild, a nophew )f the house whoso millions enable mniurelis to put armies in tho iiold i s low serving his twelve mouths' term in the iu-ench army as a full private with a possible marshal's baton iu his knapsack. The Unit volume of tho memoirs ot ho late One Do Morny has just made il» *ppearaneo in Paris. They cou- btituto the HoiiBttUou of tho hour. They by hb „„„, lho " are edited dust of tmvul upon him to take her The new Duke of Bedford, tether, the richest peer of Uib realm! committed suicide a year ag singularly sensational cifcum always dines in solemn slain at night, a time all the more remarkabld since he is un unusually early riser, I The newspaper men of I'hiladelplii are taking preliminary slops for t organisation of :t I'n.'ss Club, Thelm ne'wspaper organization there was call. ed the Journalists' Club, uutl it W iii killed by admitting too many persooi outside 'the profession iuto mmnber. ship. The late Prince Lucien Bmiapartt had made a special study of UieBasqne language, which is uot of Aryaii origin as are all the other language's of 'Weft ern .Europe. His philological attain. tiients were recognized by the English Government in yearly petisious ol £250, A familiar figure on Chestnut street, in Philadelphia, is that of ex-Miiiisij, "Dorlie" Adunis. Hn lias always been a conspicuous persouage, and "iu the davs WIIHII Imposed as n member o| the redoubtable City Troop his was i form of irreproachable elegance, and even trow, it is said, he carries his 4 cane with all the dash with wliicii he ODCC bore the sword. Paul Leicester Ford, who, under the will of his father, the lute Gordon Ford, of Brooklyn, is one of the joint heirs lo a million dollars and a half, is VMj small and delicate. Owing to an a«l dent that happened iu his infancy Imu now a dwarf, and is thus iu marked '-i contrast to his strapping athleticl brother, Mulcom. who has been disinherited. Iniellectually, howevet, Paul is a giant. TRAVELING IN GREENLAND, DecixlYn IWpnsnros to Iri'iu Kreozliur I Itnnp >y till) Hddj | IP winter in ffiif but it is**"* Every one knows that a Greenland is a cold season; — .,. 1G Fl ™, "pretty late in the fall" all the vear f|ff! round "in that part of the world. Here'""""' is a description of a September duj 1 taken from "The First Crossing of Greenland." On Ihe morning of Sept. 4 the weather was glorious and the air still, There had beeu a lisht fall of snow ID the night. The suiT shone over the infinitely monotonous snow field, ffffH which, rising almost imperceptibly, pllfp stretched away and away in front ol ||fif| us, like one huge white carpet, glitter- |f§'t/ iug with diamonds, soft and tine in ?:i>«|'f textnre ns down, and laid in long, p|?fif gentle nu'liilalioiis which the eye could pjSf scarcely follow. flfff But in the afternoon the aspect; of |H§i our landscape changed entirely. A bit- i||M iug wind got up from tin- northwest plfc which drove the snow before it iu oue 'fpfif overwhelming whirlwind. Thcsky then fe§ii cleai'od completely and the weather ??$|$ grew colder. '-ftSt The wind increased in strength; it p^$ was bitter work toiling along against ]-$jb il and we had to be careful not to get Vlvif badly frozen. W^-Jt First my nose hardened, but I discovered tiiis in time to save it by rubbing it well with snow. I thoug'ht myself safe now, but ihoii I fell a queer,chilly fueling under my chin, where I found that my throat was quite nuuib and stiff. By more rubbing and wrapping some mittens and other things round my neck 1 put matters straigl) ihere. BuV llieu came the worst attack all, as the wind found its way through my clothes in the region of m? stomach, aud gave rise lo terribh" pains. This was" met by tho use of > ! soft felt hat as a chest protector, and was now armed at all points. M companions suffered as I did. and the bodily comforts of our tent were more welcome than usual that evening. The Trade Huts of Arizona. A minor near tho Senator recently had a rather singular experience with trade rais, known, also as mountain rats. As the nights were cold the miner took his ore sack to replenish his rather hard bed. Having neglected to come to town for several" weeks his supply of beans hud given out uud ho had come down to a diet of straight hacon. Considerably out of humor"he started iu to pull his bod lo pieces one morning uud in removing Ihe sacks was agreeably surprised to lind three pounds of beans, with a lilllo coffee mixed, which the trade ruts had brought from the Senator and stored iu his bed. Tho rats are native Americans and very different from their imported Norway cousins. They are culled trade rats because they generally leave some article iu exchange for what they take away. The miner states that he never killed a trade rat; that these rodents habitually steal from one cabin and carry their plunder iuto an adjoining one; that on one occasion ho spilled a couple of quarts of corn on tho lloor of his cabin aud the next morning found the rats hud sloroil uwuy every grain of it iu a pair of saddle-bags Imugiug upon the Ho also slates that the rats have thick eaudcl appendages about three inches m length, which they keep constantly throwing up and dowu.strikip" the floor with each downward move- men t with tho regular measured stroke ot a musical professor markin" time, ihoy carry off plugs of tobacco^ toothbrushes, combs and brushes, in fact, anything which they can manage to move.— J'rescotl Courier. Lake Ontario is now lower than over before since it was known to whito men. li is estimated that it would re- quiro 2.5-11,000,000 tons of water to bring it up to its normal level. Cure for Uiptheriu. A simple aud valuable remedy for dipth«rm is the application of paramne. says an exchange. Tho diphtheritic pu eh is scraped off and the 'parafflue «• applied every hour to the throat ( nternally) with u large camel's hair w,! f • , As a rule the tlu>otlt will get veil m from twenty-four to forty-ei^ht lours, and with improvement iu the throat the purafliue is applied loss frequently, but its use is advisable i for two or three days after the complete ais.uppoaru.uce of the Dutches. : I."!