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A PRECIOUS SEEING.
MrfiihM, weary of anowand fire,
WHO ROBBED MADAME?
I 11 tad wailjil but n tow minutes when
she enteri d
Tho tnuti‘111I cap surmount iug the
brown locks clustering in a pretty con
fnsiou of short curls about her forehead
proclaimed her no longer .voting, though
the fair blooming face and shapely form
were far more suggestive of youth than
of old age. Altogether, Madame Lo-
rotix was a lady of most attractive ap
She approached uui with nervous
baste, her eyes fixed on mine.
•• l sent for—you are—" she faltered
almost inaudible, and then paused in a
pitpihlc state of agitation, her slender
lingers slowly intertwining themselves,
and her whole frame trembling.
" Deleetivo Ashton," I responded,
hastily, drawing forward a chair.
Bho sunk into it, and by a silent ges
ture invited me to be seated. Present
ly alio murmured in a low (piivcring
"Monsieur, I am in great distress.
My—" and again paused, overcome by
I waited a minute in expectant silence,
and then said :
“ A case of robbery, I understand,
madnme. Permit mo to ask whether
your servants are entirely honest V"
“ Entirely," she answered, brokenly.
"They have served mo for twenty
"Madame, I will watch ho:
until the mystery is solve V
Madame shook her head dospond*
" It is quite useless, monsieur. 1 am
no coward, and have already tried that
plan, and, strange to say, my cabinet
remained intact both times."
" Perhaps Mamemoiselbuffi Or iy sub
i pectod your intentions," I replied.
; " This time we must guard agaitiHt the
possibility. And now, if you please, I
I will take a few moro details. About
what time do those robberies tak?
! place ?"
I " Always betwcou midnight aud day-
| break. I seldom retire till twelve
o’clock, and on the night of the llrst
theft it was considerably later. I re-
member distinctly : for bv a singular
coincidence Mademoiselle De Gray and
l sat here discussing tho possibility of
the very ovont which occurred. The
recent Mndworth robbery had impressed
ns both deeply, and as woJoft the room
I bade mademoiselle look tho door."
"Did you lock tho other?" I asked,
indicating one I had noticed awhile bo-
" That is only a store closet. 0
“ It might secrete a burglar, how-
"And your pupils?"
'' Not a shadow of suspinion may touch
" And tho rcaidcut teachers ?"
She gasped once or twice, and then
controlling herself with a mighty effort,
"Pardon my agitation; I am worn
with trouble aud anxiety," adding pres
cntly, in more even buns, "I will tell
you about it, monsieur. My school is,
•is you doubtless kuo* from report, the
best, and, consequently, the most flour
ishing in the oily. I take much money,
and often keen large sums by me. This
t* ary infinitebusmoss rtwm, iimi in yon-
dor cabinet I store iny surplus funds.”
" A rather unsafe place," I commen
" Not at all, monsieur," she auswored,
decidedly. " It is furnished with a sc-
eret receptacle. Discover it, if yon can."
And rising, she led the way lo the
cabinet, and threw open the desk.
But I exhausted my wits to no pur
pose. Madnme looked on in silence till
1 drew back and I ilded my arms. Sue
then quietly asked :
"You would not suspect the fact f
have stated ?"
"If the secret compartment in lure,
most certainly not.”
" It is here,” sho replied, briefly and
emphatically, ns she closed the desk.
" How many times have you been
" Nightly, for the past week," she an
swered, excitedly, " A largo amount
was taken tho first night, but since then
only a few counterfeits which f depos
ited in hope of detecting the thief with
" Hus any one under yonr roof a
knowledge of the secret of the cabinet V"
I inquired, after a little interval of si-
"Rut one!" she cried, bursting into
tears, and wringing her hands in an
agonv of distress. " Rut one ! but one,
I again deliberated a moment and
then said lirmlv :
" Madame, I have not. a doubt, that I
can, in time, clear up this matter with
out assistance, but it iR no less certain
that perfect candor on yonr part will
greatly aid me."
It was some minutes before she could
compose herself sufficient to answer
When she did it was in heart-brokon
"And th<' Why of the door here -did
mademoiselle know where, you put it?”
" And since that night ?" .
"Alas! mousiour, I have hidden my
keys in vain."
After somo further conversation 1
took my leave, promising to return
1 did so. Mademoisello
vants had retired, and, a
arranged, madnme answei
tap herself. She ushered
lightly ] replied ; " but 1 first earned the right."
" Ah ! " ejaculated madamo again ;
but this time very tremulously, "Then
you have— you-— ”
"Yes, madamo," answered, finding
she o uld not finish the sentence.
'* And now will you kindly allow me to
set' Mademoiselle Do Gray ? "
" No, monsieur ! no I" sho replied,
with hasty emphasis. " Mv poor An
toinette has sinned, no doubt: but she
shall bo protected. Yon shall not see
my poor child, monsieur," she con
cluded passionately. " Heaven ami I
J will make a good woman of her yet!"
" My dear madnme, you quite mis-
1 take me," I answered feelingly. “ Ma
demoiselle is innocent.”
1 was hardly prepared tor tho little
Frenchwoman's outburst of joy.
" My Antoinette! My pure ‘darling !
My white dove ! My wronged angel !
Sweet heaven, T thank thee 1 ” she
And before 1 could say moro, she had
darted from the room. In a few min-
utea she returned, leading a ta'l, ele
gant, golden-haired girl, whose proud
eyes gli tored with tears. This fair vis
ion of Tinthfill beauty loft mademe’s
sidivr < came to me.
flank you, monsieur," sho Raid,
witl! jituple, earnest dignity. " 1 tlmuk
you most truly.”
" 1 lmve dono littlo or no'hing to en
title mo to your tlmnks, mademoiselle,"
I smiled in response. " But have you
no desiro to learn tho nuin t of the
guilty party ? ”
" Ah, true 1" exclaimed madamo. "I
forgot all but my iufluito joy. "Tell
and the sor-
od my light
private room, and hoc
After a short absence she returned
with a steaming cup of coffee mid u
plate of Dutch cake.
"1 always take a onp before retir
ing,’ she explained, "and thought you
might Ibid one acceptable."
And with a final good night she left
mo. Feeling both chilled and thirsty,
I emptied tho onp almost at a draught.
Then wheeling a elmlr bohind the cur
tains draping a buv window, I extin
guished the light and sat down to await
tho appearance of tho unkuown thief.
But 1 saw nothing. Just at daybreak
madamo softly entered tho room and
spoke to mo. I rose unsteadily to my
feet and stepped from behind tho our-
tabis. Sho gazed at mo in surprise for
a moment, aud then smiled a littlo iron
ical I v
" Monsieur slept well, I perceive."
" Yoh, madamo, if well means sound
ly,” t replied.
"First, niadaine," I answered, "per
mit mo to restore your stolon money.
You have your keys, I soo ; will you bo
kind enough to open tho treasure box ?"
And hastening to the closet. I brought
out tho japanned box.
Madame knelt down and wondoringly
turned the key. I then lifted tho till
and removed the false bottom.
An astonished exclamation parted
Mademoiselle Do Gray's lips, but
p tho 1
nl could not be
.th e was drug-
itil her bands
l. In a minute
right, monsieur, r must,
Y auspicious point to one
who has for
Mademoiselle Do Antoinette i>'*Orny
Mademoiselle De Gray has been my
protege since the death of her parents
which occurred while she was vet an in
fant. In her I have hitherto reposed
Hie most unlimited confidence; now T
am distracted with doubts it is impossi
ble to silence.”
“ ,! n*. monsieur, I hnvn not sent for
von to unravel this web of mvsterv witli
nnv intention of EivinE publicity to her
guilt. Heaven knows I only <letirn to
learn the truth for her own sake. I
woulu not tvroDg the innocent even in
thought : tho guilty f would unccas-
intrlv labor to restore."
Then with n sodden burst of grief she
"My poor Antoinette! She is so
youmr! so winning! and so beautiful !’’
Does Mademoiselle do Grav know
of yonr suspicion ?" [ inquired, as a
deen sob choked her utterance.
".She does. A few hours before T
sent for you I told her of my loss, and
entreated her to confess and receive my
forgiveness ] '
"With what result?"
“ She gazed at me with startled eyes
for a moment, and then in proud, ul-
raost scornful accents, replied, that I,
above oil others, should know whether
she was capable of such a deed.”
“ >h she acquainted with the fact
of your having secured her services?"
"Oh, yes, monsieur. I hoped it
would frighten her into a full confes
“ Your servants ?”
" They know nothing whatever. For
Mademoiselle de Gray’s sake I have
kept, these startling robberies a pro
After a few minutes serious consider
ation I said :
who rondo it?"
She covered her faco
for an instant, and tin r
reeled over to tho cnbit
she was beside me again.
“ Who made it?” she repeated in
deop hollow tones. " Mademoiselle
Do Gray! And—and, monsieur, /hr.
money is gone!''
“ But," I answored, in some vexation,
" madamoisolle, of nil others, should
not have known of my presence here."
" Ah, monsieur. I was most careful,”
returned madiyne, sorrowfully. " 'Tin
a mystery how sho gained her knowl
"Woll, madamo," I answered, after a
few minutes' deliberation, "wo will
meet, mademoisello on her own ground.
Permit her, if you please, t,n prepare
another cup of coffee to night. She will
no doubt count upon its effects.”
And that night I received another
steaming cup. But it was received only.
C inseqnoutly I w.ui not found napping.
I had watched patiently for two hours
or more, when tho door softly opened
and a pa'e, slender little old woman
wrapped in n crimson dressing gown,
and about whose bare bend floated a
few scanty gray looks, stolo noiselessly
into the room.
She carried a Imnnli of koys and a
lighted taper in a small bronze candle
stick. Closing the door carefully be
hind her, sho proceeded at once to the
"Gan this weird-looking old woman
bo Mademoisello Do Grnv ?" 1 thought,
gazing after tho singular apparition.
"No, it cannot be. Certainly madem
oiselle is young. This must be some
old relative or friend of madame.”
Quickly ns noiselessly she approaohed
the cabinet, and in a moment it was un
locked, and the secret compartment
After carefully withdrawing the notes
deposited there by madamo a few hours
previous, she snapped the spring and
reolosed the desk. Then turning quick
ly away, she went over to the store-
counted, that it was no dream at all, but
a most pleasant reality.
" Yes, Antoinette,” she at Inst said,
rising and casting the notes on tho table,
" every son of it is here. And to think
of its being in tho old box, Antoinette !’’
" Yea,” smiled mademoiselle, with a
puzzled expression, “but--”
"But,’’interrupted madamo,ovon moro
vivaciously, " but who put it into tho
box? Yea, 11m is the point, monsieur;
who put it into the box ?"
Aud she fixed her eyes in eager ex-
" The the upnnrition,” 1 f alter od,
" entered the room between two and
three o’clock, and went straight to the
cabinet. In a few moments llin notes
were purloined and deposited wlioro you
just now found them."
" But the Heornt compartment, mon
sieur," interrupted madnme, excitedly.
" Was it opened without difficulty?”
" Yes, madame."
"Strange! moat strange I” she ejacu
lated, in perplexing tones, adding tho
next instant, "Goon, monsieur."
" That is all, madamo.”
"All ! But what did you do, mon
sieur?” sho asked, sharply.
" Nothing, madame, but stagger aside
and gaze like an imbecile after the
ret renting form f had extended my hand
"Gli !’’ exclaimed madame, in a low,
awed voice. " Was it—you culled it an
apparition 1 recollect, monsieur. What
what did it resemble?”
" ft was a woman. A small, pallid
woman clad in a trailing crimson
“ A crimson robo 1” echoed madame
and mademoisello.both evidently nghnst.
“ Yes, an I with silvery white Imir "
"White hair!” again "echoed both,
looking at each other with faces of con
Mademoiselle Do Gray recovered her
"What elso, monsieur?" she queried
" Nothing else, mademoiselle,” I re
plied, " except that Ibis singular appa
rition carried a bronze ouiidlestiok and
yonder bunch of keys.”
Mademoiselle gazed at mo a moment
in silence, and then turning, suddenly
flung her arms about the madame’s
neck, and kissing her on both cheeks
exoluirned between tears and laughter :
“Oh ! you naughty, naughty thief?”
Madnme stared from mademoiselle to
mo, tho picture of bewildered dismay ;
then dropping her eyes to tho floor she
resolved, apparently, some perplexing
question. Presently she looked up.
"Tell me, Antoinette,” she mur
mured doubtfully, " why did you drug
‘ I ?” exclaimed maden
I did it nr
icy. I knew
I now left rnv hiding-place and cau
tiously followed. When I reached the
j door she was in the act of removing the
false bottom from a largo japanned box
in one corner. Dropping it on the floor
I be ide her, she took from the box a roll
| of note?, and after adding 'he one just
I .stolon, returned th ■ bundle to its place
again. Then hastily restoring the box
to its former order, she rose and turned
i J stepped back a pace or two with the
| design of seizing her outside the closet,
i fn a moment she appeared and eon-
I front el mo, and for the first time I ob-
j tained a fair view of her features. But
I instead of the horror and dismay which
! I had been anticipating, I whs the one
j to fall buck aghast.
! My outstretched arms dropped power-
I less as, with swift trend and strong gaze,
j she swept past me and out of the room.
| “And this is the solution!” I mat
tored, drawing a deep breath of relief
as the door closed upon her. "What
I will madame say? Will she readily
I credit the report I must give V ’
Without deciding the question I drop
ped on the eofa and made myself com-
I fortable for the remainder of tho night.
| As on tho previous day, madame
sought me early. Hhe looked nt me
“ Ah ! monsieur has had another good
night, without the aid of drugs,” she
I remarked, gomewh&t tartly,
j " Yen, fliRdaine, a very good ono," 1
ing with astonishment.
I more than I stole tho
not. that monsieur was
I that he took the coffee. But, perhaps,
| she roguishly added the next moment,
j as she again showered kisses on mad-
I ume's roseate cheeks, " but perhaps
I you can plead guilty.”
Again bewildered dismay widened
madame’s eyes, and, after a little, she
! faltered :
■ "Oh, Antoinette, I—[—yes, I cor-
| tainly did ! Monsieur slept well and I
j slept poorly. Yes, monsieur got rny
tnouglit of it till
I this minute
“ What powders?” laughed Made*
| oisello do Gray.
| “ Tho morphine !’’ exclaimed madame,
• more composedly. “ 1 felt sleepless and
i excited, and put it into a cup, intend-
i ing to pour my coffee over it; but I
must have given monsieur the wrong
Then, suddenly snatching the keys
from the table, she thrust them into
Mademoiselle de Gray’s hand, and ex
claiming, tearfully :
"There! keep them, m
wronged darling. I have plr
Homnumbula’ long enough.”
And r. looking at madame’s brow
curls, roseate akin, and faultless figure
thought amusedly :
“ Wlmt a miracle of French art!”
—Adam Gladwin, of Louisiana,would
have died happy but for one thing. He
never could satisfy himself whether cuts
really sucked any one’s breath or
whether it was ail an old wive’s fable.
t'linrnvtcrlMIc* nt' tho IHii hn* In Anelont
This disease has*always boon peculiar
to warm elimates, and in suoli, espe
cially in Egypt, and other regions of the
east,’ it is still found agreeing in all its
general symptoms with the descriptions
of its ancient character iih loft in the
Bible by Morph.
The disease seems to ooj&Cnonoo deep
in the system of the body, and gener
ally acquires a thorough settlement in
the person of its viofcim before it dis
covers itself on the outward skin. It
mav lie thus concealed evtiu for a num
ber of yours, especially when it. is seated
in the constitution by birth, m it often
is, when it does not commonly unfold
its outward symptoms until the child is
grown up to years of maturity. After
its appearance, too, it does not proceed
with any rapid ruin. Not until a num
ber of years does it roaoh its full per
fection of disorder, and not until a num
ber more have passed away dors this
disorder terminate in death. A leprous
person may live twenty or,thirty, or if
lie receives the discaHo with his birth,
forty or even fifty years, but years of
such drradful misery must they be, (lint
early death might seem to be hotter.
Tho horribly malady advances with
slow but certain stops, frort ono singe of
evil to another, diffusing its poison
through the whole frame wliilotho prin
ciple of life is still suffered to linger in
the midst. of the desolation, and ono
after another tho pillars of strength are
secretly undermined and carried away
till the spirit llnds, ore yet she can es
cape from its imprisonment, tho houso
of her earthly tabernacle literally
crumbling on every side into dissolu
tion and dust. The bones and the mar
row are pervaded with the disease so
that, the joints of t he liauds and feet
gradually lose their powers, and the
limbs of the body fall together in such
a manner as to give a most deformed
and dreadful appearance to the whole
|>crsoii. ThereJh a form pf tho disor
der known in some places in which the
joints beginning with the furtliost. of
tho fingers aud toes one after auothor
separate and fall off, and the miserable
suffer or slowly falls in pieces to the
grave. Outwardly the leprosy discov
ers itself in a number of small spots
which generally appear first on the face
about tlio nose ami eyes, but aftor some
time on other parts of the body till it is
all covered over. At first those spots
have tho appearance of smnll reddish
pimples, but they gradually spread in
size till after some years they boomno
as large as a pea or beau on tlio mirface
which they oqvftr. When scratched,"an
tlioir itchy character Pondj^ukly solic
its. a thill moistuve oozes out, of thorn
which soon dries and hardens into a
scaly crust, so that when the disease
reaches its perfect state ,tUo whole body
becomes oovorod with a foul whitish
Particular directions were given in
the law of Monos lo distinguish the
spot of tlio real loprosy, from others
I hat might resemble it in 'appearance.
These are contained in the thirteenth
chapter of Leviticus. There are vari
ous kinds of leprosy, seine more malig
nant and loathsome than others. Ac
cording lo the appearance of its spots it
is called by different name. Tliero is a
white, a black, and a red leprosy. This
shocking disease iH contagious, so that
it is dangerous to have much intercourse
with leprous persons. On this account
it was wisely ordered among tlio Jews
that snob should dwell alone "all tlio
days wherein tlm plague should be in
them," and should be held unolunu so
that no one might touch them without
defilement. Hence too, it was so strictly
enjoined that, the curliest appearance of
anything like tho spot of leprosy should
be immediately and thoroughly ex
The leper in whom tlio plague was
ascertained really to exist was required
also to distinguish himself by having
his clothes rent, biH head bare, and 11is
lip covered (all of which were common
signs of deep sorrow), and to warn oth
ers corning near him by crying out,
Unclean, unclean! Lev. xiii. 45, Iff.
The leprosy is still more fearful as it
may be handed down irom one genera
tion to another by birth. Tho leprosy
of a father descends to his son, and
even to his grandchildren of the third
and fourth generations, assuming in
deed a milder form as it passes down,
but si ill showing somo of its disagreea
ble effects in each successive case. The
leprosy was regarded among tho .Tews
as a disease sent in a peculiar manner
from tho hand of God, and designed to
mark his displeasure against some groat
sin found in the person who suffered its
affliction. Nor was this idea without
some support in the dispensations of
judgment which their history recorded,
arid iu the especial solemnity with
which that disease is noticed in the
Victims of Opium.
A reclaimed vietim of opium sends to
the Cincinnati Commercial his prescrip
tion for the cure of the dreadful habit.
Arguing that the average victim uses of
tho drug wluit is equivalent to twenty
grains of morphine a day, he counsels
the preparation, by a compete nt physi
cian or carefnl druggist, of 270 grains
of morphine, 22 grains of belladonna,
and 45 grains of quinine. Divide this
into ninety pills, each of which will con
tain three grains of morphine, and be
gin by taking three pills a day. The
nine grains of morphine thus taken,
with their admixture, go as far with tho
patient as did his previous twenty grains
a day, owing to tho peculiar effect of
the belladonna in the combination.
Lower the quantity of morphine in each
successive butch of the pills until two
grains per diem are reached] and then
lessen the proportion of belladonna and,
perhaps, u<ld a small doso of nux vom
ica. Tho cure is said to be aim' st cer
tain, but too much euro can not bo ex
ercised as to tho quality of the bella
donna, which is a deadly poison in any
thing over ci'itiouoly smell doses.
FnoToaiiAPmso on Sms.- Silk thor
oughly impregnated with bichromate of
potash presents a very sensitive photo
graphic surface. Thus prepared, any
shapes cut out of tin ano laid upon it,
may be beautifully imprinted by the
sun, and in tints, according to the color
of the silk, A white or a very light
silk shows a delicate pale-red impres
sion ; a reddish tint takes a still deeper
shade of rod iu tho pattern, etc. Fern
leaves, arranged to suit the taste, and
kept flat, by a sheet of glass, cun bo
imprintod in the same way.
At the coming of our Lord the Phari
sees were tho most prominent and in
fluential sector party of tho Jewish poo*
pie. Respecting their origiu wo have
no certain knowledge. They are re
ferred to by JosepnuH in commotion
with tlio priesthood of Jonathan about
150 years before Christ, aud it is not
improbablo that they may have taken
their rise soon after tho Babylonish
Tho word Phaiiaeos signillos sc par a-
lists, and seems to liuvo boon either
chosen by themselves or applied to
thorn by others iih a designation of their
austere and ascetic manuerof life. Tlioy
afleeted great purity and sanctity of
morals, and held them solve a quite aloof
from tho mass of tlio people. Their
real character, however, was vain and
hypocritical in the lust degree. While
they made an oaton 1 aliens display of
their piety, at heart they were grossly
corrupt.. They were ambitious of ex
erting a controlling influence both in
church aud state, and they appear to
have boon regarded by the moan of their
countryman with great deference. The
onrofulnoHH with which they observed
tlio forms of their religion gave them a
reputation for piety.
Ho far as related to tho touchings of
the Old Testament Scriptures t heir doc
trinal views were in tho main oorroot.
They have been represented us holding
that all things wore controlled by fate,-
but they recognized tho freedom of tlm
will, and it iH probable that what, lias
been understood as fato was simply tho
Horipturo dootrino of the divivo
sovereignty. It appears from the
New Testament that their views
of the resurrection and tho future
life was essentially Othordox. Their
views of tho plan of salvation, or on tlio
question, How shall man be just with
God? woro altogether erroneous and
grossly pornioious. it was on noconut
of tlioir false notions on this subject,
not less than the corruption of tlioir
moral character, that tlioy wero led to
But in addition to the law of Moses
they held to a multitude of precepts,
whfoh they maintained had oomo from
him by tradition. They regarded them
iui no less sacred than tlio written] law.
This was olio great cause of tlioir erro
neous viows and of tho corruption of
The Boribes woro tho oflloinl or pro
fessional lenders of the sect of the
Fliarisnes. not a dittinot body. They
woro dootors or teuohers of the law.
They transcribed and expound od the
Jbirlpf.u res, utnl taught tho doctrines of
tho Jewish religion. In addition to
those duties they conducted the loll no Is
for the instruction of youth. Their
profession of eourso gave them great
iufluoiiuo with tho people—an influence
which they exerted to tho utmost, es
pecially during tho lattor part of his
ministry, against Christ and his gospel.
Tho Virtue of Bilonco.
Keep thou tho door of thy lips. -Jlifih.
Hilenoo never yet betrayed any one,—
B|)oeoh is of time. Hilenoo is of eter
Wo speak little, if not egged on by
vanity. - liochcfoneauld.
None preaches bolter than tlio ant,
and sho says nothing.—■ franklin.
If thou desiro to be held wise, be so
wise as to hold thy tonguo.—Quarles,
Not every ono who lias tho gift of
speech understands tho value of silence.
L am to hold thy tongue. Five words
cost Zueharias forty weeks' silence.—
Tulking and eloquence are not the
fame thing; to speak and to speak well
are two thiugs.—Jion Junson,
Those who have few affairs to attend
to are groat speakers. The less men
think the more they tulle.—Montesquieu.,
A person that would secure to himself
great deference will, perhaps, gain his
point by silonoo an effectually as by
uuythiug ho can speak.—Shcnstonc.
Talkers and futile persons are com
monly vain and credulous withal; for
ho that tulketh what ho knowotli will
iiIho talk what lie knowotli not.—Huron.
Brisk talkers are usually slow think
ers. Tliero is, indeed, no wild beast
moro to be dreaded than a communica
tive man having nothing to communi
There are many who talk on from ig
norance rather than from knowledge,
and who And tho former an inexhausti
ble fund of conversation.—Ilazlitt,
Tlio talkative listen to no one, for
they are ever speaking. And the first
evil that attends those who know not
how to keep silent is that they hoar
The man who talks everlastingly and
promiscuously, who scorns to have an
exhaustless magazine of sound, crowds
so many words into his thoughts that
ho always abfcures and frequently con
ceals them.— Washington Irving.
In I'hilodelphia every Indy is a
centurion. Everything in that citv is
centuplicated ; wherever you go, what
ever you do, the centennial stares you
in the faco ; you have to wear it on your
paper collar and wash yonr hands with
centennial towels and soap. The whole
name is a farce, os it would lead you to
suppose it was to happen but oneo in a
hundred years; but in tho city of Broth
erly Love it seems they are to keep it
up forever. The girls have powdered
tlioir hair to make them look a hun-
dered years older ; the old women have
powdered theirs to make them look
like the young girls. On a careful es
timate there are about two hundred
and twenty thoir-and Martha Washing
ton costumes in that city now, which
costume consists of about threo yards
'•f old fashioned curtain calico, a mol;
cap, h black patch under Hie left, eye,
and a seventy-fivo cent pair of high
— "The love that a woman’s heart
needs is tho love that is spoken in
deeds,” suys a modern poet. “ Espe
cially,” says Maiy Jane, deeds to a
huudt omc three ; story marble front
mansion and a few choice corner lots."
'Clio ICl. i i.nl Oily no Yloxvo.l l»y nn
A moi li un..
Charles Warren Stoddard gives vout
to somo reflections on Romo as a whole.
Ho says : 1 think of it as a city of tan
gled, dirty, and very ugly streets; of tho
people as a mass of ohcerful, quarrel
some, superfleial souls, who work hard
for a living—it is hard work loafing in
this olimato—and who have no homo
life according to our creed. Tho Ro
man houses are gieat barns, as ugly and
iih inconvenient us possible. Tlio pal
aces—any largo house that has once
boon occupied by a dignitary is a palace
forevermore—tho palaces aro a little
larger, a little Iohh ngly, and a little
more couv< nient tlufii the rent of tho
buildings, and this is tho duly differ
ence. You oooupy 'a room or a suite
of rooms on a flat, and it is by no moans
necessary to bo on speaking terms wiMi
tho rest of tlio house. You have your
servants who provide for your tnblo in
the houso, or you go cut.ton cafe, as
you please. The rooms aro usually
furnished with ohonp and gaudy trim
mings, a quantity of very bad paintings,
and a tolerable proportion of useless,
ugly, and antiquated furniture. You
receive your guests, who are direoted to
your door through a dark or badly lit
null by a porter or norteress sitting at
the lmll door, which is nearly always
suggestive of a stable. You go out of
an evening (or by day), yvulk iu tlio mid
dle of tho street, or ride if you profor
it; haunt tho throo or four villas that
are thrown open to us, overrun by
the very mixed public. There is no po-
i lesion, rfo rest for tlio spirit, no com
fort for tho body. It is almost fatal to
bathe in Rome; you may moisten your
self occasionally, but there Is nn oVer-
lasting fear of fover, and tlio fever in
almost as serious us death itself. The
hotels are like nil hotels, a kind of con
ventual life without any of the graeious
benefits of a convent. There aVo innu
merable potty oliqiios in this poor old
city—modern innovations. The young
Protestants, who hero spring up like
mushrooms and flourish like them; the
Oatholie party, having a grand con
tempt for tho outsiders; tho Court,
party, chiefly represented by young
officers, resplendent in gold luce and
with the slim legs so common in Italy-
most of them disappear mysteriously
at night, but reappear iu tlio morning
iih gorgeous and slender us over. I
know some one who has trapped sovoral
of those (lushing young men and found
thorn in exceedingly oloso quarters—
but, rost their souls, they have no salary
to speak of, and most of it gpos to tlpur.
ta lor. Tho artists are by tuoUiRolvds—-
a hoiiHG of many mansions, of course,
but ono that excludes tho inartistic).
Then come the resident foreigners, who
hayo almost forgot!on whore they orig
inated—a very common form of insanity
in Europe—but eneb-oue will.give his
or.liar reception, drumming up some
flouting celebrity for an attraction, and
so they mituugo to rival one another,
making and losing friends with aston
ishing facility. Yet lot mo not forgot
certain dear frionds I have made and
must leave here. Poor old Romo 1 I
wonder if the Romans of old woro any
smaller than these moderns ! It seems
almost impossible that any ono could
have been; yot how tlioy blow hot aud
cold iu tho cause of Rienzi, and all these
modern champions aro later Rionzis,
who pretend to bo doing wonders for
tho old city that is past, redemption. It
in common for a certain class of Ameri
cans, after having boon abroad for a
li-i iteil period, to ignoro tlioir race,
This is, perhaps, nowhere more no
ticeable than in Rome. They affect
foreign manners and foreign friends—
oven find it hard to express themsulvo
iu good English (if they over possessed
that rate accomplishment)—and take
pains to avoid tlioir countrymen, some
times speaking scornfully of tho laud of
tlioir birth. Well, it w all right, I
warrant you. Whonovor you find an
American who ignores his kind you may
ho pretty sure ho 1ms good private
reasons for being ashamed of his im
mediuto ancestors. Blood will toll, es
pecially if it is a little tainted. As for
poor Italy, sho sleeps in the streets
these warm days; she mends shoes at
every street door; she sleeps in tho sun,
begs of tlio for/s/eri, sells matches atiin
extravagant figure, pones on tho Span
ish steps, torments you with infinitely
small bouquets for your button-hole,
and will never take no for an answer.
Blio is a rather protty, a very healthy,
and a somewhat dishonest bore. All
that is honestly social in Romo eon bo
shut up in one room. You and your
friend aie tlio best specimens; without
is envy, jealousy, malice, defamation,
lies, sorrow («kin deep), suffering (so
well advertisid Unit it becomes a posi
tive luxury to be born a cripple); and,
on tho whole, Romo is a gieat, splendid,
memorable disappointment, unci when I
getaway from it—which I hope to at
once—I will fall to worshiping its
memory and dreaming of it oh a kind of a
shadow of a city, grand, eternal, holy—
the cradle of art, poetry, religion, and all
Hint sort of thing.
—A New York reporter who went to
see a new fountain begin to play, anil
who had determined to write four or
five columns about it, giving a history
also of all previous fountains in the
world, returned to the office a disap
pointed man, and humbly wrote : “Tho
water was turned on in the beautiful
new fountain in City Hall Park yester
day. A f ew muddy drops were seen to
come out of the Holes under the brass
anomaly, roll down the sides of tho in
verted saucer, and drop meekly into tho
soup dish. By and by tho water got to
be moro and muddier, and filled tho
soup dish, i mining off the saucer like
that shed from an umbrella on a wet
day. There wero no graceful curves.
An attempt will bo made to-day to fur
nish a sufficient head of water to rnuke.
some graceful curves.”
“ How do you do, Mr. .Jones ’
said a otiauger, blandly smiling >ir- he
enteied the store of a dealer. “ Well.
Ilnitik you,” stiffly rejoined Mr. Jones.
" You don’t seem to know me ; I am
Brown- -used to livo here,” said the
visitor. “ I beg ton thousand pardons,
Mr. Brown,” said Jones, relaxing und
shaking hands cordially; “excuse mo,
I thought you were a drummer.” “ Ho
I am,” said Brown. Tableau vivant.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
—Man without dosiro and without
want would bo without invention and
— A single burst of mirth is worth a
whole seaaon fnll of ories with melan
choly, — liruyerc,
—A harbor nt Portland, Mnino, col
lects his pay from customers when ho
guts them half shaved.
If every man works nt that for
which nature fitted him, tho cows will
bo woll tonded—La Fontaine.
—A Nebraska man and his wife hap
pened to elope on tlvo same night, and
eneli left a note for the other.
—“Tho oliild is father to tho man."
“ Hie,” says Uumfoozloum on a bust,
“tho shildmush been mnrrid vor* young."
—A Maine husband wanted to bet his
wife that sho could not whip a panther ;
but she saw tho joko and refused to try.
—“ Change cars I" is what a city boot-
black said to a countryman, tho other
day, whon ho had finished blacking ono
of his brogans.
—Unlxmnded patience is necessary to
bonr not only with ourselves, but with
others, whoso various tempors and dis
positions are not congenial to our own.
—A number of Now England furnaces
have recently suspended operations, tho
companies not having orders enough to
dear out their manufactured supply of
— A young lady will sail in tho next
steamer from Boston for Europe who
doosu’t expect to marry a nobleman ;
another one who isn’t going to Italy to
—Tho foreman of a voluntoor tiro
company in Philadelphia is supposed to
have a‘ porfoot riglit to kuook folks
down, ride free on tho oars anil spit to
bacco juico on tlio meeting-house steps.
—A temperance orator speaks of “a
file of topers, soventv-flvo miles in
length, marching steadily to drunkards’
graves lit tho rate of throe a minute, or
ono every twenty seconds, all tho yonr
Own. GaiuiuijDI is so unjvoll as not to
be able to hold the pen or movo his arm.
He cannot by himself bring food to his
mouth—indeed, ho cannot, movo at all.
He now roceives no one except his moat
A now game called “ Granger
Hovon-np ” is nnnounood. Three per
sons play for a can of oystors. Tho
first man out gets tho oysteis, tho lost
tlio oan, and the “midule-mnn” don’t
got anything. That is “ High-Low ”
withou’j either “ Jack ” or “ Game.”
—“ 0 gracious ! no,” cxolaimod Mrs.
Marrowfat to Mrs. QuoggSj raising hor
hauds and speaking in a very excited
tone. “Sho was so ill when her now
bonnet came homo, that.she couldn’t
et up; but,, dear Rilkes 1 Jane, that
iidn't matter nothing, for slie just put
the hat on and lay with.hor head out
tho front window the wholo afternoon.”
—A Frenohraan roasts ooffoo, grinds
it to flour, moistens it slightly, mixes it
iu twice its woiglit. of powdered wiiito
mi gar, and then presses it into tablets.
Ono of those tablets can bo dissolved at
any timo in hot or cold water, making
at oneo tlio very perfection of ooffoo ;
and it is claimed that a pound of the
berry will go much further by this than
by any other preparation of the beverage.
—Tho Rochester Ohroniolo says
Luoy Stone doesn’t believe that ladies
ought to ohango tlioir names merely be
cause they marry. Lucy married a
chap nnmed Blackwell, and out of oom-
plimont to tlioir parents tlio children
will be called Htono-Blnckwoll, and if
ono of ’em should marry Brown-Ho-
nuord and tlioir children should marry—
Stop a moment, my son. Take breath.
The B’nai B’rith Journal has dis
covered that the present fashion iu la
dies’ costume is almost, exactly what it
was in tho days of Solomon. If so,
with tlio extensive domestic arrange
ments of that potentate liis dry goods
bills must have been a curiosity, with
1,500 ladies to provide for and seventy
yards to tlio dress pattern, and trim
mings worth moro than tho material.
Now wo begin to understand why tlio
old man groaned out in tho bitterness
of his soul : “Vanity of vanities all
is vanity 1”
—A now cotton factory has just been
completed in Greenville, H. O., with a
capital of $100,000. Tho proprietors
intend to run TOO cards and 0,000 spin
dles, and to manufacture cotton yarns.
The Piedmont cotton factory, just bo-
low Greenville, on the Saluda, is par
tially in operation, and promises grati
fying results, und to close these latest
evidences that there is life in tho ol.l
land yot, tho “English Manufacturing
Company of South Carolina,” with a
capital of $300,000, will soon have a
largo factory at work in Spartanburg
The Burial “Service" in Paris.
Tho burial of the dead in Paris is
performed by a chartered company, that
includes all interments under nine
classes, everything supplied ; the first
costing over 7,000 francs, and tho ninth
about 19 francs. Tho city pays tho
company five francs por body interred,
and out of the receipts the company al
locates fifty-six por cent,, of its profits
to support’tho various religions recog
nized by law, or ono aud tlireo-fonrths
millions of francs por annum. The
company is also bound to bury gratui
tously the indigent, which in 1873
amounted to 25,000 ca* gb, against 19,-
000 ueurly who paid. Tho rich thus
bury the poor, and the dead defray tho
religions rites of tlie living. Tho com
pany lias in its employment 585 agents,
570 hearses aud mourning coaches, and
270 horses, and supplies a master of the
ceremonies. It is the government fur
nishes tho officer with tho three cor-
norod-hat; he takes charge of the body
at its domicile, heads the procession
through the streets, and retires only
'rben the last spadeful bus been thrown
into the grave. The mutes do not like
to be called nroquemorto, aud they
classify corpses as " salmons, herrings,
and whitings,” representing respectively
the rich, tlie poor, and children. They
are not sad employes, though silent;
many are very gay, do duty in the pan-
tomines and chorus scenes of theuires,
and some lend the dances in the public