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And then, with a whistle merry, It blew Itself away. —Vouth's Companion. Cardinal Richelieu, ll'iiundcil on tJjo Play of "Rlchelleii," by Lord Lytton. CHAPTER II. The Life of Damocles. In the largest and handsomest new house in that Rue Richelieu which the cardinal had opened to give his fpalace breathing-room on the side Itoward that wood of Boulogne ever Icitod in the chronicles of Paris, the pevels were held high and late. The grand room presented one of tthose scenes which the prevalent •vice of gambling heightened by the , tables beinsr laden with gold . and ; silver coins, crown-pieces, doubloons, and precious stones, which: were still employed as a sort of coin. Mirrors, paintings, and gildings were intermixed with statues beat-ing baskets filled with fruit and flowers. There was a long table loaded with refreshments at the end opposed to tho gallery on high, w.here a band of violins and flutos played soft Italian music and the popular madrigals. There were beautiful women present, but the hostess, then in scarce her thirtieth year, had been so rarely and bounteously gifted by nature in both face and figure that she could not be seen to permit a comparison. She wore her own fair hair in bunches of small curls, a magnificent lace collar reaching to her shoulders, over a body of that blue hue which the niece of Mazarin, years after, lifted into vogue, pearls and diamonds, a white satin skirt embroidered with "the' Canadian diamonds"— a pebble which the colonizers were sending home as specimens, of that bleak new-found-land— and white velvet slippers. Her mouth was so small as to seem a caricature of woman's, but fresh and unsmeared with ver mil lion; her ears, most pretty and softly pink; and her eyes really blue, but seemed to be violet in tho shadow of the long lashes. She moved about from table to table, now bestowing on a player "the lucky look" he besought to "change the run;" now sharing a glass of white wine from her native Champag-ne with a courtier; then throwing the dice for another luckless gamester; signing for the musicians to play more loudly, or to tho troop ot domestics to replenish the table .of comestibles. There seemed not to escape her the movements of a single guest, his interjections in anger or delight, and yet it was all the true hostess 1 line of duty. ; "On the peril of my life, Bering- hen," said a sonorous voice among ona group of players whom a sweet word of the lady had checked in .a rising wrangle. "I shall see the sister of this ruling star never again! Tour Marion is so much superior and yeic there is a resemblance, by'r name! I shall sigh for the unattainable pattern, whilst the copy is a perpetual reminder. " "Never a moment more favOrable, Mauprat," returned the other man, "Her. marriage de conscience with <Jinq-Mars is dissolved and Marion is free." "But a poor soldier — " "Pooh! She's a good heart and scorns no poverty but that of spirit " t "And I— cprno to think of it — could never love such a nonpareil with a whole, heart," Then turn away. Marion • is like F 'ihe Venus of old, and commands un• divided worship. Like her too, she is all the old monkish tutor would translate to me of the hymn to the .goddess who inspires her; admirable to conciliate, a daughter of heaven, «n all-rvanquiBher— victrlx omnium!" "A miracle! count, turn and see a miracle, De Beringheji knows a word of Latin!" cried one of their companions. "And add, "said the nobleman appealed to, as be slowly passed with -an amicable nod to the gentleman •called Mauprat, (( th»t our Marion cast her spell over the red cardinal!" At tho name a deeper silence and a sharp chill was diffused. The .goldier Mauprat started, gnawed his lip with a change of color which ox- tended so as to blanch it also, and in ^ moment frowned as' if he had lost all the pile of money and jewels "before him• 'What does it matter?" cried ho, waking an eft'ovt to smile as before, jth, v eokieeenoss if not enjoyment, *'As well by tUe as ns by \vtnd to meet the t'romul, e' only pne lite in tilts world to bo iSnur-chyard Afid" find ihfc devil nftS ftowtt fiway with Ifae last comers. 1 ' "1 am seldom gay*" returned the mor6 martial player, "for one joy 1 receive a hundred pangs." "ta it disappointment, Maupt-at? Baradas is your fellow-countryman, 1 believe,"—the other nodded me- chanically,—"ana his rise is a mar- Vel! '1)1 weeds, 1 1 do say, for 1 am —ahd Heaven forbid me ever being! —no sharp-fanged satirist! But 1 will Wager my boots—and they are neW-'-tnat you are ot ten thousand times better family." "To rise—to remain Oppressed—• bah! under a despotism like Mich- elieu's, let Us be content who are lowly. Despotism is a flame on the altar; it Will warn those who stay a- kneeling, but scotch those who lift a hand unto ii If 1 ever win elevation, Beringhen, it will be by daring the pellets from the braaen warders of a fortalice, and not-by lip-labor. 1 ' The shaft hit home, for even the courtier's perfumed and powdered epidermis shrank) and he hastily remarked with assumed kindness— "But you are neglecting your cards, chevalier, and it is time you should heed them." Indeed, luck had deserted the first winner; but ho bore the reverse as uninterostedly as his good fortune. He filled a glass to the brim, and saying 1 , "The Egyptian syren dissolved her richest jewel in a draught. Open, theft, their cages, and them merry. I regret tto mofa thft flight of 666 than that of the other." Bafadas shook his head. To him, Adrien was as great an enigma as to his late comrades in camp and at backgammon board. Fiery in war, he was yet lukewarm to glory; all mirth in action, in repose he was gloomy. He never confided even to Baradas, who had known him longest, though fortune of late had severed them, and led the ono to the rank of courtier, count and favorite, and the other to the titles of the wildest gallant and bravest knight in France. The gloomy secret was one that haunted him as of old men were possessed of fiends! Whenever he" turtied the. grave yawned dark before him, for he was perpetually under sentence, tn the enthusiasm Of youth, having joined the unsuccessful revolt' in Languedoc and been captured, he was sent to the Bnstilo. When he heard of the general pardon which the duke of Orleans won for himself, and all in tho revolt who obeyed his orders. Mauprat naturally expected release with his confederates. But it happened that while leading young spirits reckless as himself, he seized on the town of Faviaux. Orleans blamed the chevalier for acting "without his orders." Upon which quibble Richelieu razed his name from tho general pardon. Nevertheless he -released him from Would I could so melt time and all ! the Bastlle to call him into his pros its treasures, and drain it thus!" he enoe. He told him that he deserved it to the last bubble of death, but the <«Pe B,eripgh,en, 1 ghall bo pleased see you at our table, the prince's, highness arrives, » di^teljr, for I am »t my l^st Wbat » pl^gqe hg,8 befallen -great guns and petty fll 1 " 4," B'^-" fc&f"" drained liquid ruby. "Double the stakes," said Bering- hen. "Done." But again he lost "Bravo! faith it shames me to bleed a purse at the last gasp already," said the courtier. "Nay, as you've had the patient to yourself so long, no other doctor should dispatch it than you, the royal valet." They had replaced the cards with the spotted bones, but there was an,, alteration in the result Lady Mau- giron, who had been leaning affectionately on the back of Mauprafs chair, quietly left him. One or two of the bystanders exchanged expressive glances, tho loss of the lady preceded by only a few moments that of the knight's last coin. "One throw more?" inquired tho king's valet. "No, I am a bankrupt. There goes all—except my honor and this," he touched his sword-hilt, a blade for fighting, no parade. And neither are valuables at court." His antagonist was reckoning up his winnings with the complacency of a victor for the mere words of the defeated man. "\Ve do not want honor," retorted a companion of • the king's gentleman, "because we have a sufficiency; arid as for the sword, take it to Cardinal Richelieu, who gives gold for steel when worn by brave men." "Richelieu! Clermont Richelieu, you say P" repeated Mauprat,-with a darkening face. "He seems no friend of you," observed Beringhen, looking at him in some gravity, but the next moment he rose with an effort, overburdened with the gold in his pockets and the wine in his head, At the grand stairway Count Baradas stayed him, and learnt his vic- torv. • "Wrecljd Mauprat, eh?" with an expression not to be interpreted by one out of the secret of the heart of the favorite of the king. "And you leave him without a word of comfort?" '..... "Comfort!" stammered De Bering- hen, "when we gallant's have run out a friend there's nothing left—except to run him through! "there's the last act of friendship." And pitching forward, he had to run to keep from ' falling, ahd disappeared through the hedge of. servants lining the corridor. Baradas went over tho steps they had traced and paused contemplatively at the table where tho defeated gamester had been left alone. He had stretched out his logs and rested his feet on the spurrowels in that aggressive mode which may be noticed in the butcher's dog basking with elongated tail before tho shop. Gloomy, .'truoule ••'••. fuming at the jingle of coin aim at the merriment surrounding him, his black curly hair matted to his forehead, his eyes dully blazing, ho seemed one of those dragon's-teeth made men who sprang up under the Cadmean charm. Nevertheless, the expert's eye must have perceived that Adrian de Mauprat was not hardened by camp* life; if he chose to shed that winter coat, so to call it, he could be a gallant cavalier. Young, wellrfavored, he seemed constituted with the fortune which be had lost to dwell in enviable happiness. He was not in' dolent, and so be chaffed at there being no outlet for his energy. He i was not vaii}, and so he was oblivi- ons of his figure! but still, he ought to have been desirous to live in the day light, not under the glimmer of topers, follow ft flag and not a petticoat, and hope for long years, After his long scrutiny, which no one interrupted Count Baradas placed h imself in ono of the vacant chairs beside tho moody roan, and thus addressed him in. a melodious and soothing tone— "Adrien. we wore in boyhood com' panions, That I am high at court should not lessen out 1 old affeption rather should you do TOO tho justice to belieye that I should have come to you as you ought to TOO were our positions alternated, II you havo lost I hare a welMUlod puree, If you seek a. post you shall ha-vo it by the dinting <3»rt of death! { pledge it. Come, cprno, tftero js notbiug f!hpul.d mateo you so Bftd." echoed Ww ether, ' still up, "Wfs a»,4 - Of ODBITO, death, but tho headsman having blunted his ax lately on lordlier necks, ho would allow him to receive a soldier's fate. Ho bade him join his troops, then on tho march asrainst the Spaniards. "Your memory's stainless," he said; "they who shared, your crime exiled or dead; your king shall never loarn it." The young knight fought bravely, but when tho cardinal reviewed tho troops, and his eyes met Mauprat's, he irowned, and summoning him forth, censured him roundly, declaring that he had shunned the sword. "Beware the ax; 'twill fall ono day!" he added, and stunned by tbis awful thi-eat of Damocles, Mauprat retired to his country home. It was misery thoro; his companions had marched away with him in that grievous insurrection, and their parents demanded news of him as if he were charged with their blood. "You had gone to the court," concluded the chevalier, having related this explanation ol his strange demeanor in more modest terms than used above. "I came to Paris to revel away my last moments, liko our fathers in the year 1000, who, thinking the world doomed, took no concern to the morrow, but broached all the wine casks and. sot all the lutes twanging. "Death is my cure-all! the trumpet sounding truce to an impossible combat. What life would be worth purchasing at tho price of so many sufferings — so much anguish and superhuman effort as one requires who contests that scarlet incubus which weighs on the heart of France?" "Richelieu your enemy?" queried Baradas, who appeared to gather nothing else from all ho had impatiently heard. "Good! That is"no slip of the tongue. Good! You meet ; me just when I put my hands to the lever which that hideous idol! hopeful and como old commander, Orleans! This night we concert to make the final revolution which will carry the cardinal down to perdition." "Another conspiracy?" said Mau- prat, calmly, "and under Gaston again—that Italian of the decadence! Brother, companionship with him not only imperils tho cause, out sullies the soul! To save his dainty neck he would surrender his gravest captain, his most Hoodwinked friend. Don't put Gaston, tho faithless, at your head." [TO BE CONTINUED.] shall overthrow Rise, be lively, and salute your the prince of SHSftf Of? HAPPENINGS. RARE A ifftftthfeffed Spy—Ah iftlatad oh tiie Oceah—Dr. White'* Qtie8? Ae- eldeut—ttftlog a*on in the tt*ft*eft« bfr of io-wi»h». An Old Tombstone. Anno Arundel in these days of genealogical interest and .research, revels in the possession of documents written and mural. One of the most noted lies about five miles from Annapolis, at the head 01 Broad crook South river. As seen recently it was, so far as the clean, olera- cut letters are concerned, as perfect as tho day it was erected, nearly two centuries ago. It is the tomb of Henry Bidgely, and reads: "Here lyeth the body of Mr. Henry Bidgloy, who was born on the 3rd, of October, 1669, and departed this life on ye 19th day of March. 1699." This inscription is surmounted by the skull and oross-bonos, no doubt in token of the sudden talcing away of. tho youag life of tho deceased. The stone is of blue flag, imported, probably from England, after tho fashion of that day, A. Dud I-ookout tor Him, The boy was all right, notwith' standing 1 his girly curls and a fond mother who was deathly afraid he was going to become coarse and vulgar and in other respects masculine. One day a gentleman calling at tho house engaged him in conversation. "Weil, my boy," he said, after some time, "what are you going' to do when you g'row up?" The boy studied tho question a moment. •iRoally," he replied at last, "I don't know. J suppose 1 ought to bo a man, but from the way mamma is handling mo, I'm almost afraid. I'm going tp bg a lady." remember how it Stood there, With Its head* p le ce backward rolled, Ahd Its bfoad and heavy tester Lined with plalt- ihgs, blue and gold, And the great old- fashiohed pll* lows Trimmed with ruffles, white and thin, And the cover soft and downy When my mother tucked me In. Yes, there may be beds far better, As to make and ornament, Angela made of shining, brass, Leaning o'er you, heavenward bent; Give me back that "old four-poster," With Its ruffles white and thin, And the angel face that leaned there When my mother tucked me In. Oh, the gentle, gentle breathing To her dear heart's softer beat, And the quiet, quiet moving Of her soft-shod little feet; And Time, one boon I ask thee, Whatao'er may be my aln, When Indylng, let me see her, As she used to tuck me In. —Bettle Garland. t$of Bid frat HaSeitdh, t*a., Special: JToM CSftJfag- fief AM Peter Uafkfns, twd y6iiftg ffcefl of Sllv^fbfook. tfifbtfgn ah ovfeMlftt t<D- day, almost lost their lives, besides throwing the etitlrfe community Itttd a state of efccttemeht. A dog owned by Henry Yanstt was the fttst to e*cite th«J towM, ahd It was pronounced faad. (3al- iagttef and Harklhd went to the resctie' of the villagers' ahd succeeded In cor- rallthg the canine In ah old Stable fit the outskirts of the village, when they proceeded to dispatch the dog with a gun, but, beihg poof marksmcli, failed In their purpose. It was then decided to make short work of the dog with dynamite. Accordingly a stick of the explosive with a cap fuse was tied to the animal's body and the fuse Ighlted. The bbya then tah to a place df safety« In their haste they had forgotten to secure their dog, and, to their horror, found him chasing after theni. The dynamite was liable to be exploded any moment, and to fiaVe themselves they climbed a tree, They were ten feet from the ground when the dynamite exploded. The dog Was blown to atoms and the earth dug away from the bottom of the tree so that H toppled bVer. Both boys were struck by the flying debris, but escaped dangerous Injuries. The terrific shock alarmed the entire neighborhood. Itlock Island on tho Move. Watch Hill., R. I., Special: Avery Monroe Gray has returned from a winter spent on Block Island. He reports that there has not been a severer winter there since 1843-44; that the force of wind was never greater, and that the curios fact that the Island la slowly but surely moving toward Connecticut and Rhode Island waa never more noticeable than during the blizzard weather early In February. The great vehemence of the gales, which are always heavy there, sixty-five miles an hour being common, startled even the oldest settlera. The overwhelming seas during the gales cut out great masses of clay from the cliffs at the southeastern corner of the Island, digging far Into the cliffs and grinding out huge corea of earth mixed with stones. Many of the old footpaths on this corner of the Island have been cut away and the aspect of the bluffs materially changed. As In former winters, the earth thus taken by the wavea was swept from the stately cliffs around to the northwestern part of the Island, to Sandy Point. This Is a long sandy spit that is ever growing and extending out to the northward arid westward. The spit was lengthened five or six rods by the output from the southeastern clay cliffs during the winter. The opinion has been sxpressed for years that Rock Island will slowly move from before such storms as It has just passed through until It reaches Rhode Island and Connecticut In the form of a long sand bar. Judging from this winter, the travelings of the Island will be completed in a few thousand years, says Mr. Gray.. . IJotol Poi'tor-~ThoyQ's a man Just arrived fljul I guo?s ho musj; ha, crazy- s»y§ too's § om 9 to lajiv, LABftABdft Dr. White's Queer Accident, Dr. Homer H. White of fiarlvllle, N. T., had a very peculiar accident recently. Accompanied by his wife he was making his professional calls. As he drove upon the Iron bridge north of our village over Chenango river there was a few rods of bare ground. The cutter drew so hard that the horse choked down Just as the cutter struck the planking. The horse reeled and plunged over the side of the bridge Into the river. The doctor, clinging to the lines, was thrown over the horse Into the river. His head lacked only a few Inches of hitting on the Ice. Loaded down with bearskin coat and winter clothes, he had hard work to get himself out, but finally did so without serious Injury to himself. Mrs. White landed on the bridge with a slight bruise on her head. As the horse went over the bridge his rear feet were tangled In the cords and other framework of the bridge, and he hung there by the rear legs with his head Just uhder water and drowned. The cutter was smashed. Ills Feuthorod Spy. "Few persons'In this country have ever heard of the rhinoceros bird," says A. L. Jenkins of Cape Town, Africa. "Small as this bird is, and inoffensive as it may seem, it has indirectly caused the death of many a hunter. The rhinoceros bird Is the volunteer vedette and proprietor In general of the rhl- noceroa. It la a variety of thrush, and is about the size of a cat-bird. Fortunately for African hunters, the ugly brute's eyes are weak and so situated that its range of vision Is extremely limited, It being able to discern only objects directly In front of It. As a cor- sequence it would be an easy matter for a hunter to approach near, enough to 'the rhinoceros to get an effective shot, but for the vigilance of the rhinoceros bird. This feathered sentinel perches on the back of the rhinoceros, and when it sees or hears an animal approaching, at once sets up a great fluttering and screaming, and files at the Intruder. The rhinoceros always heeds the warning and follows fast in the wake of his tiny guardian, ready to do battle and deal death to any living creature except the bird. As compensation for the bird's services, the rhinoceros permits it to p^tcli upon his back and dig Into Its tough hide and feast upon the worms It finds there, Foil In Lovo With a Stranger. A well-dressed young woman, who said she was Mrs. - Emma Dwyer, of Chattanooga, Tenn., left a Chicago and Alton train at the relay depot In St. Louis the other day and reported that she left Chattanooga for Carllnsvllle, 111., where she was to meet and marry Rolahd Buel, also of Chattanooga. On the train she met a stranger, who came aboard at Evansvllle, Ind. She became Infatuated with the stranger, who said he was John Lynch, of St. Louis, and claimed to be a lawyer. After a necessarily short courtship en route she agreed to marry him Instead of Buel. She started for Carllnvllle to tell Buel about her change of mind, and Lynch bought her a ticket. While crossing the bridge she discovered that $500 In cash and checks had been taken from her reticule, which Lynch had carried for her. Lynch was arrested and admitted practically all of Mrs. Dwyer's story, except the theft of the $500. This he strenuously denied. At dm fffniAfi WaAtipfSfett Aw 'to c&ifeit ttitfe * ffefe in winter Labfaddf id slfhpJy out ffoffl the rest df ths WBfld. "koffiftick," df dot-sl&di, ihfttf rTSficlkgS some ot the more southerly settlement late in the spring, The Moravian ffii»> " slonaries at the Eskimo villages ftt?*, ther north endeavor at least 6fic§ ft winter to visit by kamitiek the fe^ scattered white settlefs wlthlil a hti&*. dred miles of so of the missions; Sometimes the Vomltlck Is- overtaken by a' severe snow storm before shelter can be obtained, then the missionary ahd hid Eskimo driver dig a deep ditch ddwtt, In the snow, and camp in the bottom*. The gasses from the camp-fire prevent the show from floating In, and the travelers ate Sheltered fr5m the i<Sy blasts. At Battle Harbor, Labrador, whete there is a church (there are only tWa churches, I think, Oh the Labrador coast south of the Moravian missions),, they have a public Sewing machine, and one long winter when the kerosene oil supply became very low, the women gathered at the parsonage and did their sowing by the parsonage lamp. As the Battle Harbor mission is too' poor to furnish the We 1 ? church with & bell, the rector signals the call to service with a flag. High among the rocks at Little Bay, Newfoundland, I saw two little churches. One of these had a small belfry perched on a still higher rock. The other's bell swung from a tall spar; and to ring it one was obliged to climb a ladder much like the shrouds of a vessel. The dog-sled is also the regular method of winter travelling; over the frozen bays of Newfoundland^ only It Is drawn by Newfoundland 1 dogs instead of by the half-wolfish' Eskimo canines upon which the men of Labrador have to rely. The Eskimo' dogs, with the equally savage mosqui- tos, make life ashore a burden during- summer in Labrador. A, stick to beat off the dogs and a veil as a protection against the mosquitos are absolutely necessary. It Is a curious fact that thei further north you go the m'ore pestif- i erous the mosquitos become. They are worse in Labrador than in New Jersey, and are still worse in Greenland than 1 even in Labrador.—Gustav Kobbe in St. Nicholas. Not Sulllclontly Soukeil, A certain society young man, was placed In a most embarrasing position the other day. It happened in this way, A house in which Is located a pawnbroker's office Is owned by a prominent society woman who Is an intimate friend to the young man. On the day in question both chanced to meet in the pawnshop. They were there In the Interest of their property, the one real and the other personal. The young man had raised the required amount to take his watch out of soak, and when he first entered failed to recognize the lady. The pawnbroker, however, knew both, and before the man could speak, called aloud, "Mr, —;——, your watch is not done.yet," Then came the recognition frorn the lady, The man bowed low, blushing and tipping his hat till it fairly rattled on his head. Then, for a bluff, he began looking at some umbrellas, which heightened the absurdity of his position. When he left he was as red as a beet. NPW the society buds are softly whispering the stpvy to each other. Mr. Thornburg'B Knife Found. Richmond, Ind., Special: James Laman lives near Dalton, this county, and while sawing down the brisket of a beef the saw came In contact with something which had a metallic ring, and stopped it. On investigation it was found to be a pocket knife, with the little blade wide open. It had become incased in a sort of pocket or gristle in the lower part of the stomach, but the brass lining and wooden handle were as perfect as when swallowed. The cow was In splendid condition, and on inquiry It was found that while the property of William R. Thornburg he had used a knife to cut a rope while breaking her to milk, and laid It down, but could never find It. SCOTCH-IRISH IN AMERICA. Scries of Haloa In the Henveus. A phenomenon in the heavens was witnessed the other day by nearly every Inhabitant of Ottumwa, la. It lasted for thirty minutes, disappearing as it came. It was a series of halos. The sun was encircled by a broad ring of prismatic colors, about 40 degrees In diameter, Inside was the arc of a second ring of similar nature, A third ring of bright white light, 60 degrees In width, to the west of the halo, the sun occupying a point exactly in Its circumference. A still larger arc Ijke a huge rainbow, totally apart from the others hung gracefully in the east. Old citizens say that nothing has ever been seen like it since 1855, when a similar phenomenon was observed, with an extra ring and more pronounced sun spots, Andrew Jackson und Stonewall Jnekson Two Notable Specimens. The history of the Scotch-Irish in America is unfamiliar even In outline to some otherwise, well-Informed people, says the New York World. No one can know American history, however, without knowing what the Scotch-Irish are and what they stand for. They were among the first to cross the mountains Into Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and other states of the old northwest territory presented to the union by Virginia. They led the advance to the Pacific, and in politics, as in pioneering they have known how to push to the front and stay there. Their stronghold' has always been In the south. At first it was In the Virginia uplands and in North Carolina. Then it was transferred into Kentucky and Tennessee, where they had their strongest development. The-men of this strain are apt to be radical. If they are religious at, all they are almost sure to be Puritans. If flippancy were not so unbecoming in. so serious a connection It might be said of them as of Longfellow's little girl— that "when they are good they are very^ very good, and when they are bad they; are horrid," When Andrew Jackson bet on horse races, attended cock fights, and fought duels, he represented .one extreme of the character, as Stonewall Jackson did the other when he said a ' prayer before every act'In his life and • put off until Monday the reading of his sweetheart's letters which reached him on "the .Lord's daV." Perhaps there could be no belter illustration of what the Scotch-Irishman means when raised to his highest power than is afforded by the two Jacksons. The Scotch- Irish of America are a breed that always has in It the possibilities of greatness. But if you know one of the family, beware how you quarrel with him, for he thinks all his own enemies are enemies of God and the human race. »t 107 Yours, Mrs, {Sarah Thomas, centenarian, of Burryport, Llaneliy, Eng., who last year received a'cheek of £5 6s, from ths Princes? of Wales, or a shilling for each, natal anniversary, celebrated recently her one hundred, and seventh,birthday, She is Jn, possession of all hor faquUjes, and, is % very amusing conversationally, Mrs. Thomas was born «n Feb. 6, im big QR& Actor Hnworth Shows His Grit, Boston, Mass., special: Actor Joseph Haworth met with quite a serious accident at the Castle Square theater. During the fencing scene in the third act of "Richard III." Howard Gould, who appeared as the Earl of Richmond, made a false thrust. Mr, Haworth failed to catch the thrust and the point of Gould's rapier pierced the glove of Mr, Haworth'9 right hand, nearly cutting off the thumb. Mr, Haworth managed to finish the scene, but when the curtain fell he fain,te4 and had to be carried to his dressing room, A doctor found that the nail of the thumb had been tprn off and the flesh from the tip of the first jpjnt taken off down to the bone, 4 Model of Patience. Recently an English lady who desired to take the portrait of a ragged, but "picturesque" Mpor, whom she met on the street in Algiers got him in ppgi- tion, but found upon examination that she had neglected to bring an important part of her kodak. So she ran back to the hotel, two blocks away. She there met some dear friends from London who had just arrived; BO she fbrgPt all about the Moor and the kodak. After dinner, 8 o'clock, she remembered; so, with an escort, she hurried to the spot. There the old Mpor sat, ;)us.t as she ha4 left him, facing the Instrument, "Long time take picture," he said,.H[e had been, there since 10 o'olPok, »,- m. of that but the business of sitting $i\\\ him, The follqwtpg' "•- Flared Poker and. JPrayed. I have heard of an elderly Hebrew gentleman who was very fond of card playing and particularly of poker, Ono night his luck was especially, bad, and ' he saw his money vanishing rapidly. So that at every hand that was dealt him he would raise his ey*,- on high, and pray, "Please, Lord, let me vin." Then he would start in and lose a Uttte* more than before. He became so gusted after numerous prayers losses that he threw down his, and left the room exclaiming, "J ijte no more poker." The game went on with the remaining plovers, ^4 presently another wan caiue in and took ft hand. He wore a, long beard and hair to match, and he most extraordinary luck, He steadily, and after he hatf about all the money that the others, had; '• he threw off the wig and beard, <J}s^ ' closing the features of the praying' loaer, and shouted gleefully, Lord! You didn't know me. Dot's time I fopl ypu.'WSafl, Francisco; letin, ;••• •"'. : :-' the Benefit Pt tbe On ft recent missionary Sunday of the largest Presbyterian, Pbilft4e)ptiift, the pasto the distress of the beatfeejx beneficent influence Q£ Qh.rU}ttW*!lty s 8ft' $& place g, dollar in. the the to the he wa,ite4 to tfee tot I .

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