CHAPTER XXV.-. "You will do well to keep your promise: my dear." There was a little harsh- nessi in the sweet voice about which a 1 London was raving. The time which was not spent in study and rehearsals was passed by the two young girls under the guardianship of the old governess, in exploring the metropo s and Its environs. Tiomane was delighted with all she saw and learned, her act ive mind enjoying with ^keenest zes the acquisition on knowledge; and he traiety deceived Natalia completely, wh< accused her laughingly °f having for gotten la belle France and the friend who were pining for her return, in he love of new scenes and new places. "Well, my dear, you .will be able t enjoy your fondness for travel. Yoi belong to papa.for more than a yea yet, and he will have time to show yo the whole of Europe." The concerts at Covent Garden took place twice a week and the money-loving .professor, yielding to urgent requests of many members of the nobll- * _ _ .. _ _j _a___j*..1 T-HI v\l 1 O T to i-lsk the brotherly kiss with vhlch he had been wont to greet her. he extended her hand coldly. "Indeed, you think little of fatigue," he said, In a careless tone: "you are laying a great price for the pleasure of ooklhg at ua." "I do hot think So," Natalia replied ently. Then, when Qulllaume told them of he efforts he had heen obliged to make f6ve| ( taa feo 4 ttet Wtf Ikt ' wyfsttt fchswefitd wltft My deaf, ytm jest'vfety btlt 1 Am Hot Ih a humof ,t& HStett tt Jests today.-1 a» & ttitte ftefvoiie, is 1 p'erfectljr MdlculousV I kitbW, nevertheless tftie." t . Nftt&ila followed her td hef totJffl, aha, without paying any attehtidft to' the cross looks of hef fHeftd, seated Her Sell oft the Sofa beside het. "Yes, 1 wager that f. can gtlesi yout sorrow," she efcpialmed, gaily J "you ar* weeping for' your Apollo of the Green isle; you regret your rigor; like Ml women, you thlhk tenderly 6f the atr- "fie silent," said tlotnatte Imperious''"No," continued the imperturbable Frenchwoman', "ho, I will speak in spite of you. Well, ma ittlgnohtte, ypU seetn to be possessed by imps, which in the foggy land we have Just left are called pupil at She had ity, produced his Wonderful many aristocratic receptions. even the honor of singing in the presence of royalty. The noblest in the land did homage to the, charming woman and the great artiste. One morning Prof. Desgoffes received a visit from a young Irish gentleman of great wealth, who had seen and heard Tiomane but once, and on this very , slight acquaintance, if acquaintance it could be called, asked her hand .in marriage. Desgoffes, on presenting the request, added that the suitor belonged to an old family, was very handsome and very well bred, too, In spite of his heavy purse. He was overwhelmed with jests at his expense, and shouts of laughter. "All the same, although I am laughing at the idea," said Natalia when she had recovered her breath, "if I were in your place I should be very proud 01 my Celtic conquest.' "In my place, you say," replied Tio mane, aggressively; "I assure you, you have no reason to envy me. It is the singer, not the woman, who is admired —and at a distance, as you see." In a few days after this occurrence Tiomane received -a letter from Guil laume, the second only since her arriv al in England, for she had not delgne to reply to the first. . He complained bitterly of his lonel! to obtain this short conge—his tttoth- objections, those of Sancede, who :hought It a' needless expense j those of Mtarltza, who now saw everything through Cato's spectacles—Tiomane, no onger able to restrain her annoyance, said In her Iciest tone: "They were all right—this Journey Is most absurd." She did not see the tears which rose to Guillaume's eyes at these harsh words. Natalia approached • the young man and said affectionately: "You have given me great pleasure, Monsieur Gulllaume, so you must not regret the trouble you have taken." Prof. Desgoffes was Indeed a very singular man, for he attended to his own affairs alone and never made any comments on those of others. Guillaume's presence did not concern him; therefore he welcomed the young traveler politely, and, at the concert in the evening, seated, him in a box near the stage. At the supper which followed, Gull- laume, who had been persistently nubbed by Tiomane, devoted himself xclusively to Natalia, whose conver- atlon was always gay and charming. Immediately after supper, Tiomane, )leading fatigue, retired. The next morning when she entered the little rawing room she found Guillaume and Natalia tete-a-tete, At her appearance he conversation ceased. . 'Ah! I disturb you," she said sharp- y. "I will retire." But Natalia had already risen. "No, do not go," she said; "stay and entertain our guest. I am going to dress 'or breakfast," and she left the room. Tiomane had opened f.ie piano, not blue devils. From morning till night you are in the most frightful humor .tt sd $ft « « ¥htcii was 'striicfc tor. a dieted Am tii in seventy- toft oi *MW wis aiibwed te it tcfete w* ot the tout, and it.M • R, Chae, C, Atftdtt the water that f6f a spaee ot metets wide the tfaves'gave theffl fio diattifbaflce, tiot even braking ove!> tne Monthly th6 effects any aflpfedlable how i—„— , minnows managed 1 to sufvive. While 1 the mummified remains of ordinary minnows, salamanders and aquatic " say. That You seem to An effort is being made to Introduce ' man race-even your best f riends-f ronj | Whom you flee." .. . ' Tiomane started at this direct attack. "What an Imagination you havel sne said, shrugging her shoulders; I am perhaps a little caprlcious-^a little oia- maldish, for I do not like my ordinary routine to be disturbed. I have become? Imperious, If you will." . , "Well! let me give you a little friendly advice, ma cherle—the resume o£ au my love and all my wisdom—do not we an old maid; and If another descendant of Brian Boru, or some other ae-1 voted lover, should present himself - Tiomane Interrupted her. "How mistaken you are," she said with a little nervous laugh. "How mistaken you are, In spite of your penetration of which 'you boast. lAstea, Na.*- I Ha, while I make a confession—a sincere one.' "Ah! now you are talking like yourself," said Natalia, triumphantly, "I am changed, I know—transformed. Success has Intoxicated me. I consider myself made of very different clay from ordinary mortals. I believe in my future. I have millions In my throat, your father says, and I have visions of splendor, and grandeur. I love my position, my independence as an artist. To give it up, Natalia, I ask something more than great wealth. Kings have frogs buried themselves where the | ground was still'moist, although the above them was crusted hard, went to sleep. When water The coat and is supplied with a battery carried in the inside The scheme is being tried by the ployes at the Vauxhall station on ine London & Southwestern railroad) IB London, and its success or failure then* A spfay and lightly eatd* "Wait, I'll get another 1 , For this one I have had Twirling in my fingers Until it must be dead." ' - - Iden termination of the dfbught, at the end of October, within a single day 'the mud-minnows reappeared In their \ usual tiumbers and the frogs were seen | /^. dozing on 1 the banks of the half-filled brooks and leaping Into the streams, ' as unconcernedly as if nothing had occurred." '"WHAT HAVE I DONE TO HJSPLBASE YOU , ness; the English newspapers brought him, indeed, the success; , echo of their double but he envied the privileged John Bulls who could see and hear 'them and ended by speaking of the brilliant offer of marriage which she had refused. "What sunshine she would have brought to the Isle of Saints, for three hundred years wrapped In sorrow and gloom! How had she been able to say •nay' to. the suit of the impulsive son This badinage, innocent as It was, wounded her; and, far from appreciating the loving regrets which the letter contained, she was incensea against the writer. "What a chatterer you are!" she saia to Natalia when they met at dinner. "Do you send a journal of all our say- Ings and doing to Paris?" "Oh, yes, my dear; our -poor solitary at Pllpvjlje lives. on gur successes and I send him a dai)y account of them. Oblige me by speaking in future only ,,„,•,„ nr r. n » oaifl Tiomane. ' almost deigning to notice that she was now alone with her "brother." He approached her and said gently: "Tiomane, what have I done to displease you?" "To displease me!" she answered coldly. "What could you have done?" "I do not know. I question myself in' vain. Whence this change in your manner to me comes, I do not know. Even before you left Paris I thought I remarked It, but here you are absolutely harsh. Speak! tell me what I have done. Pour out your reproaches—anything is better than this Icy silence." "I assure you I have no reproaches to make to you," she replied coldly. "I' am very much occupied, absorbed, indeed, in my art. If I have shown any Ill- humor unconsciously, it is owing to the excitement of my present life. The profession of an artist—brilliant as it may seem—is sometimes very trying, believe me." The excuse seemed plausible. He was silent, while she turned over the leaves of her music books with great apparent interest. "So," he resumed timidly, "that brilliant offer of marriage did not tempt you?" "Not at all. Why should It?" "Why," he repeated, as If he sought anxiously some explanation, "fortune, Independence, is always tempting." "The independence of an artist satisfies me. It is better than any fortune, Now," she added, seating herself at the piano, "I shall be much obliged to you if you will allow me to study, and, In order to study, I must be alone." Deeply wounded, Gulllaume left the room Instantly without a word. They met at breakfast, each showing a very decided aversion to the other, although Gulllaume was to start on his homeward journey at the conclusion of the meal. On taking leave of Tiomane, however, all his resentment vanished, "Come back soon," he said, with his affectionate smile. "If you do not, I may make this journey, this 'absurd journey,' as you call it, again." Future of the There are few better educators than the panorama. Who of us cannot remember our first impressions of various countries and changing scenes as opened to our view by the panorama. Of late, however, this form of exhibition has fallen into disuse, largely, no doubt, because it is too unwieldy, and involves too much time, money and labor, to be profitable. The new idea in panoramic or cycloramic art Is exceedingly interesting, as showing the advance In „.««•»....> - , , methods on this line. A prepared wall married shepherdesses—and'I, a great |j nmg a cylindrical chamber, is all tnat artist, dream of a coronet with straw- (g requlred aa a permanent plant. .Upon berry leaves;" ;• thi wal) pictures are thrown after the £SS^2^t3tt™\^*<™*?^3Z'Z. part so well that her keen-witted friend | paratus occupies a Mrnniar taoie was completely deceived. 'How strange you are!" murmured Mademoiselle Desgoffes. "Who could have imagined such a change in so short a time! Ah! woman, ^ woman, what a weather-cock you are!" "That was the one I wanted. 11 ,'!' She could not fancy why, , ;' When I could take a fresh one ' \ For one about to die; ,'" Sut kept her falnt-flush'd tf'roffle , Averted from my eye. —J. Hussell Taylor, In Truth, of your own said Ttomane. almost Wf. J%tlA* V* T» +*» *"** •>-'• r T ' • ' - L rudely. "As for myself, I wish perfect , so please confine your glowing , . desprtptions to your own triumphs. appeared rather amused than ' crush>a and TiQiwne'p HI humor was only 'increased by, this mute raillery. A lew days after this conversation the young ladles made an esourslon to Kew, On returning to their >J«I*W«, wh*t was the surprise of both to find the poor solitary of " CHAPTER XXVI. N LEAVING England, where Tiomane received one continued ovation, Prof, Des- goffes' stay in Par- Is was as short as possible. They spent three days only in the city, and in the middle of the week Tio- mane showed a fe- verlsh haste to begin the ' ranged for the summer In the fire!" cried , to prolong their stay until Sunday, but her father and Tiomane seemed to be in league X* SB* for new triumphs, They CHAPTER XXVII, FORTNIGHT BE- fore Marltza's marriage, which was to take place in the mlddl3 of September, Prof. Desgoffes and the two young artistes returned to the Rue d'Assas Tiomane took upon herself all the preparations for the wedding, but Insisted on yielding her place as maid of honor to Natalia, Gulllaume being best m T?'lB not kind to my brother," Maritza Pl "0h! d they are such good friends," Tiomane answered gaily, "it is giving a double pleasure." , Natalia's visits had become few and far between. Repulsed by the coldness and ill-humor of the diva since the conversation which we have related Just before their return to Paris, the pianist seemed to avoid her companion, but nevertheless took pleasure in discharging many a barbed arrow at the' ambitious girl when they did meet. "A palace without love!" she said, one evening. "How tastes differ! To me it would be worse than a prison! Again, she^took pleasure in celebrating the feats of brutality of the noble foreigners, with unpronounceable names, ending In ski and stol, who had married celebrated singers and showed their devotion by petting them with a k "°TWed foreigners," she said, "often fall In love with beautiful voices and they always treat their wives even worse than their serfs. It is just what the vain, ambitious creatures deserve, however. I do not pity them." _ Far from being offended at these.at- tacks, Tiomane was delighted, for she felt that her secret was safe; her keen- sighted friend had not guessed »t IjalclbLio ww^x <•*£•"•«••* ™ « tacbed to the upper rim of. a round box-shaped receiver, in the middlo_ of which the operator stands. The table ,s readily revolved, and has sets of pro- lectors, lanterns, kinetoscopes, kinema- •ographs, and other necessary arrangements. Vanishing effects and tones^ of ill grades, from the nost shadowy, are at .hand, will probably determine Its fate In thtd country. Its recommending features are its cleanliness and convenience. It leaves both hands free lor the collection and punching of tickets. The Flylnff Man. Otto Lillenthal, who for several years has been practicing the art of flying, or soaring, with artificial wings Berlin, has recently made an Improvement in his apparatus. Instead of a single large framework for the "wings," he now uses two smaller frames, one placed above the other, and connected by cords. This device has , connece y _ jqulpment It Is possible to picture tne . lncrease d the' sailing power of narch of an army, the movements ,of am- mals , and vehicles, or the ant cs ana machin6i starting from the top of artlflclal . nlll wh ich he has thrown Couldn't Shnvo ft Bit. ' _„' ' ,,,•,,% When the famous archaeologist' came .^ Into the club yesterday afternoon hls«.>' lerudite countenance was ornamented, , .at several points with sticking piaster, land there was a general inquiry among - Ihis friends as to what was the matter,,, "Razor," said the;proleasor briefly. 1 ' ,;; "Good gracious! Where did you get shaved?" asked one of our younger, members .sympathetically. . , . -J It's a strange thing," said,the man' bf learning. I was shaved this morning', jby a man who really Is, I suppose, a -'. little above the ordinary barber. I . know of my own knowledge' that; he. took a double first class at Oxford; that , he studied at Heidelberg afterwards, ! and spent several years in other foreign ; educational centers. I know, also, of, iny own knowledge, that he has contributed scientific articles to our best magazine, and has numbered among his intimate friends men of the highest social and scientific standing in Europe and America. And yet," soliloquized the savant, "he can't shave a man de- :ently." ' "By Jove!" exclaimed the- young members, in astonishment. "What is he a barber for, with all those accomplishments?" s "Oh, he isn't a barber!" said the book-worm, yawning. "You see, I shaved myself this morning."— Answers. , arca . n w pranks of human bein g s \ moon " BI f tfl !.; U p In the midst of a broad plain, Lllleri- « on B » - tects, naval battles, ships in all of the various scenes of iccurately depicted. The War on Microbes., can thai is able not only to glide forlongdls- tances in the air, but to sail against the wind. Formerly he had to take a preliminary run before launching himself from the hill, but now, with a moder- Two machines for fighting contag-1 ate ly brisk wind, he can start without iwo macmu ^ uge Q£ anfl i£ the hreeze is strong him!from the hilltop and J.VJLO.I A**w *.* — — sr • i v*-**'"O" . . H-wArt Described in the Scientific American. Bets hira mQV ing against lts aw n clirec- JSi machines are mounted on wheds tlon witho ut an effort ,a his part « and are intended prop ly> Satng epmemlc diTeases la cities. £i even occasionally risen above thd Sne consists of a steam disinfector, pro- point from which he started Lilien-, vTded wTth a chamber in which infected i hal has bad one or two .serious.fa IB,, IthirS and other articles can be thor- but is confident that he can accompl ob with hot steam; much more than he has yet done in tnei Nothing and Dughly penetrated while the other is a sulphur fumigator, provided with all the apparatus re- auired for disinfecting houses, the fumes being driven into the building realm of the birds. CatchlnB Cold, great deal of lung trouble, oon through rubber hose connected with a £ * ft and throat difflC n.«leB an • — - "" lllM ™°' chargeable directly to the habit o .. . , .laughing and talking on going out t froiri haste to any house inwhlch contagious | ^ audlence roomf ^ People^ f y in Blohly Deserved. Plllsbury, the champion chess-player of America, is possessed of a fund of quaint humor, as a London policeman knows to his cost. In reply to the American's query, ' ^How can I reach King William, „ street?" the policeman said, "You can. • take a cab, or you can take a 'bus, or, as it is only 200 yards from here, you, can walk." "Oh," said Pillsbury, with one of his best smiles, "I know I can walk, but, what I want to know is the way.' 1 After being instructed, Plllsbury put his hand in his pocket, as if to produce the necessary douceur, and asked: "Will you take a drink?" : , Robert, having expressed bis hearty, willingness, Pillsbury went on: "Well rou had better go and get one; and you jan either pay for it yourself, get some- >ne else to pay for It, or take It without jaying for it."—Answers. 1 >,'' pr Infectious disease breaks out. New Prnnjnsr Shear*. This is the season for trimming trees, and pruning shears are Just now much bought In hardware stores. In this connection it may be interesting to note a pair of garden shears, which are constructed on a principle quite different hours in warm rooms, then go out Inly into the cold aU-They are high spiritsand naturally Inclined.* chatter and laugh, often keeping thi* a long time. The sudden r^ of the temperature of the lung nn P by the enormous inhalation of very cole a!r is productive of congestion^ aw a chill ' It is declared b; ha s made a study o did not Gulllaume. si" »" „„.,.„,.„„, Natalia ^claimed, quite forgetting the "monsieur, which hag always preceded the Christian name. This familiar mode of address struck, as new; proof of their' morning at after recelv- rose, & little hut his face radiant wHh "Ree^dedly, it I s »°t the friend across the channel," y°» rn the night before, a magnificent ov»- on she appeared at the breakfast ta- swollen-with weeping. Henri Sancede's uncle had granted his two young engineers three days' vacation for the wedding festivities, Guillaume, very sad and very cross, spent these days as much as possible out of the house. Tiomane attributed his ill- humor to Natalia's absence, for, as we have said, she no longer visited them on her old familiar footing. However, the evening before the ceremony. Gulllaume lingered Jn the draw- mg room £V«er dinner, with the lovers and Madame de Sorgnes. Tiomane had remained Jn the drawing room to arrange the flowers for the next morning. Through the open door the young man watched her busy fingers, and, seized with an irresistible desire to speak to her, he rose and passed into the next room, closing the door gently behind him. Ptanding at the table, which was covered with hot-hoyse treasures, the young girt was arranging the marriage bell of pure white roses. Had she heard him enter? She 4W n°t raise her eyes; not ft muscle of her face betrayed any consciousness of his presence. < He looked at her, very much "What be&utlful flowers!" he from ordinary shears, The latter will ajysunan ™ ——^ ^ ,' ln no matter how sharp, never cut twigs ""as £ their mouths shut on and branches very easy. The way they jucea i v^^ rooms tnto a c ~shut pushes the twig away from/the *°"* h e there W0 uld be fewer ] cutting edge, and much force Is useless- ™™J? W& tbroa t troubles and fewer ly spent. The shears shown In our cut JJJJJ^J cough8 , people should grad- are quite different in that respect; the cou* JJ£ their limgs to the cold, upper blade while closing slides toward ^"L g^aklng for the first few mln- the hand by a simple, yet very ingenius rarejy »i out , 0 f-door trip. To the ;ontrivance, which Is fully explained in JJJJ^J^ t hls Ipoks like a small matter, but on It may depend health, happiness and long life. How He Looked at It. "You men don't seem to have even a faint appreciation of your privileges," l paid Miss Shinglss to Mr. Van Braam. "Aw?" . , "No; you don't. In China a man has J ; to pay from ?250 upward for a wife,' r < In this country brides are given away, " and yet men hesitate to marry." 1 "Still I think the Chinese have rather > < the best of it," replied the incorrigible ban. "In that country the fashions never change, and the cost of keeping a ' Wife Isn't worth mentionlng."PlttslWg Chronicle-telegraph. ' ' eajld, to hreak the silence, Which had becptne tialnful- the illustration, T&e sliding blade does not allow the tw}g to slip away froin the gyasp of the ebearfi, but will even draw it iotp Its cutting edge, The inventor gt these garden shear^ IB, now coostructtRg Qtber eoisgQrg upon, the same principle, & n4 claims that cut ting ef several layers of cjoth ii per. X-Ray A German scientist has made wonderful progress with the X rays, The skeleton of a bird was accurately defined, and a band showing not only bones but the circulatory system, la one of bis latest productions. The veins of the band of a dead person were injected with fluid, which m&4e them opaque, then the pbotograpb was tftK», en, There have been very many exj in this art, a needle which had given a patient serjous trouble being located In one of the hands.- A number Pf Wri* of this , , . t »jt daes ope gQQ<J to see two, "
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