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But whether the Baron, in naming such
a distant spot for the rendezvous, wa< in
hope she might fail him, and so relieve him
after all of his undertaking, can not be
said; though it might have been strongly
suspected from his manner that he liad no
great zest for the responsibility of escort
But he little knew of the firmness of the
young woman he lia<l to deal with. She was
one of those soft natures whose power of
adhesiveness to an acquired idea seemed to
be one cf the special attributes of that
softness. To go to a ball with this glori
ous and mysterious personage of romance
was her most anient desire and aim ; and
none the less in that she trembled with fear
and excitement at her position in so aim
ing. Site felt the deepest awe, tend rness
and humility toward the Baron of the
strange name, and yet she was prepared to
stick to her point.
Thus it was that the afternoon of the
eventful day found Margery trudging her
way up from the slopes from the vale to
the place of appointment. She walked to
the music of innumerable birds, which in
creased as she drew away front the open i
meads toward the groves. She bad over
come all diillculties. After thinking out
the question of telling or not telling her
father, she had decided that to tell him was
to be forbidden to go. Her contrivance
therefore wm this: to leave home this eve
ning on a visit to her invalid grandmother,
who lived not far from the Baron's houoe;
to arrive at her grandmother’s by break
fast-time next morning. Who would sus
pect tl o existence of a lacuna of twelve
hours, d.ring which she would be off to
the ball I That this piece of deception was
extremely wrong she afterward owned
readily enough; but she did not stop to ;
think «f it then.
It wa< sunset within ChtlMngton Wood
by the time she reached Three-Walks End
—the converging point of radiating track
ways, now ilooriid with a carpet of matted
grass, which had known other scythes
than the teeth of rabbits and hares. The
twitter overh nil had ceased, except from a
few braver and larger birds, including the
cuckoo, who did not fear night at this
plvarant time of year. Nobody seemed to
lie ou the spot when she first drew near,
but no sooner did Margery stand at the in
terag. tion of the roads than a alight rha h
ing Iwcame audible, and h-»r patron ap
peared. He wae so tran figured in dre«<
that she acar.-ely knew him. Umi?r a light
coat, which was Bung open, iastea<t
f hit ordinary clothes he were a suit of
thin biack cloth, a waistcoat epen all down !
the front, a white tia, shining boots no (
thicker than a glove, a coat that made him
look like a bird, and a bat that seemed a*
if it would open and shut like an accordion.
“I am dressed for the ball—nothing
worse,” be said, dryly smiling. “So will
you be anon.”
“Why did you choose thia place for our
meeting, airs" aha naked, looking around
and acquiring confidence,
“Why did I choose its Wall, bocauw
in riding peat oae day I observed a larga
hollow trea close by here, and it occurred
to me when I wae last with yon that this
would Jbe umfui for our parpme. Have
you told your fatbsr!"
“! have not yet told him, ah-»
“That is very had of you, Margery.
How have you arranged it, then!”
She briefly related her plan, on which he
made no comment, but taking her by the
hand as if eb« wore a little oteUd, he led
1 her through the undergrowth to a spot
whore the trees ware older and standing
at wider distances. Among them was the
tree be *bad spoken of—an *lm; huge, hol
low, distorted, and headless, with a rift in
“Now go inside,” he said, “before It gets
any darker. You will find there every
thing you want. At any rate, if you do
not you must do without it. I’ll keep
watch; and don’t be longer than you can
help to be. H
“What am I to do, tirl” askel the pus
“Go inside, aud you will *«a. When you
are ready wave your handkerchief at that
She stooped into the opening. The cav
ity withiu the tree formed a lofty circular
apar.iuunt four or five feet in di»m-’.er, to
- which daylight entered at the top, and also
; through round hold about six feet from the
ground, marking the spot from e bieh a
! limb had been amputated in the tree*
i prime. The decayed wood of ciunataou
crown, forming the inner surface of the
tree, and the warm evemug glow rsdectud
iu at the top, sudused the cavity with a
faint mellow radiance.
But Margery had hardly given herself
time to lieed these thiugs. Her eye had
beea caught by objects of quite another
l quality. A largo white oblong paper box
lay against the inside of the tree; over It,
ou a splinter, hung a amaU oval tooking
Margery seixed the idea tn a moment
She pecssel through the rift into the tree,
lifted the cover of the box, and behold,
there was disclo«od within a lovely while
aptMtritkrn in a somewhat flAttenod state.
It wav the bail drum
This marvel of ar; was, briefly, a sort of
heavenly cobweb. It was a gumsuner tex
ture of iwwcious maauiacture, artistically
testouned iu a dusea fiouaces or mor*.
Margery lifted it, an I could bard'y re
‘ fraiu from kisdng It Had any one ud I
Iter before this moment that such a dr*M
could exist, she would have said, “No; it’s
> impoitoibl®bibs drew back, went for
ward, laughed, nuatrd ber hands. To any
that the maker of that drws bad been an
ludividmd of latent was simply under
stetement; he was a genius, and sbo sunned
beredf iu ths rave of his creation.
She Item remembered that her friend
witbmtt had told her to make haste, and
l she apastoodicwily proceedsd to array aer
welt, Jr removing the drum she foun t
> aattw elippere, gtevae, a handkerchte;
- ueerty all lace, a Can, and even dowers tor
the hair.. ‘ <H». bow could he think at itl'
• she Mtoi, clssi Mag bar bands and almost
crying with agitwatua. “Ami the glass
bow good of him!*'
r K’nwytteag was so well prepared that to
Douglasville, Georgia, Tuesday, February 3, 1885.
mat-or oT ease. TaK quXT.er - d* an hour ;
she was ready, evt<n to shoes and gio vex
But what led her more than anything else
into admiration of the Baron’s foresight
was the discovery that there were half a
dozen pairs each of shoes and gloves, of
varying sizes, out of which she selected
Margery glanced at herself in the mirror,
or at as much as she could see of herself:
the image pre sen’e l was superb. Then she
hastily rolled up her old dros«, put it in ti.e
box, and thrust the latter on a ledge at
high as she could reach. Standing on tip
toe, she Waved the handker. bief through
the upper aperture, and bent to the rift to
But what a trouble stared her in the
face! The dress was so airy, so fantasti
cal, and »> extensive that to get out in her
new clothes by the rift which had adm tted
her in her old ones was an impossibility.
Sbo heard the Baron’s steps crackling over
the dead sticks and leaves.
•'Oh, sir—” «he began, in despair.
“What, can’t you dress yourself;” he in
quired from the back of the truuk.
“Yes; but I can't get out of this dread
He came round to the opening, stopped,
and looked in. “It is obvious that you can
not,” ho said, taking in her compass at a
glan e; and adding to hhn-elf, “Charming!
who would have thought that clothes j
could do so much!—Wait a ni n ite, my
i little maid: I have it!” he suU more
I With all his might he kicked at the sides
l of the rift, and by that means broke away
several pieces of rqpen touch wood. But i
being thinly armed about the feet he '
abandoned that process, and went lor a
fallen branch whi *h lay near. By u.ing ■
the large end as a lever, ho tore away
pieces of the wooden shell which enshrouded ■
Margery and all b«r loveliness, till the
Aperture was largo enough for her to pass
without tearing her dress. She breathed
jer relief; the silly girl hnd begun to fear
;hat she would not get to the ball alter all.
He now carefully wrapped round her a
doak ho had brought with him; it was
i i Baled, and of a length which covered hor
» the heels.
“The carriage is waiting down the other
Mth,” he said, and gave her his arm. A
diort trudge over the soft dry leaves
>rought them to the place indicated. Thero
food the brougham, the horses, the coach
nau, all as still as If they were growing on
he spot, like the trees. Margery’s eyes
•use with some timidity to the coachman’s
“You need not mind him,” said tin
the Baron. “He te s foreigner, and heeds
In the space of a short minute she wae
handed inside; the Baron buttoned up his
overcoat, and surprieod her b} mounting
with the ceeeiMnan. The carriage moved
off silently over tbe long grass es vista, the
‘ shadows deepening to black as they pro
, ceeded. Darker and darker grew the night
as they ro led on; the neighliorliood famil
iar to Margery was soon left behind, and
' she had not the remotest idea of tbe direc
tion they were taking Tbe stars blinked
out. the coachman lit his lazape, and they
bowled on again.
In the rouzue of an hour and a half they
arrived at a small town, where they jiullod
up at the chief inn and changed horses, all
' being done to readily that their advent bad
plainly been expected. The journey wm
rwsuiuod immediately. Bsr companion
never doecendod to speak to tew; whenever
sho teobed out there he sas upright on his
pereh, with tbe mien of a person who had
a difficult duty to perform, and who ummmK
to perform it properly a* all costs. But
Margery could aot help feeling a certain
dread at her situation—almost, indeed, a
wieh that she had not com*. Once or
twice she thought, “Suppose hr is a wicked
men, who is taking m* off to a foreign
country, and will never bring me home
But her eharaeterietic persistence in an
original idea suctained hor against these
misggivitige except at odd moments. On*
incident in particular bad given her
eonfidonc* in her escort: sb* bad aeon a
tear ih his eyes when she expressed her
sorrow for his trouble* He may have
divined that her thoughts would take an
uneasy turn, for when they stopped for a
moment in ascending a hill be camo to the
window. “Are you tired, Margery f* he
“Are you afraifF
“N—no, sir. BalT. h a long way.*
“V« are almost tlwroi” he auswsroX
“And now, Hargsry," he said, in a lower
> tone, “I must tell you a soereL I have ob
i ttoiiwd this invitation in a peculiar way.
1 iteraght it best for your sake not to even*
i in my own n«me, •od this i» Low I have
i a-anaged. A maa in tti« county, for
i nteian I hare lately done a service,
m e «h »m ] can Cruet, aad who is | erson
, ally a* unknown here as yob ami I, has
qnratetyi transferred Ma cayd of invita
i Mon to uuf Ho that we go under his
I name. 1 explain this that yooinay not say
. anything iwprudebt by ierident Keep
. your eat* open and b* taaMoUs.” Having
said thA the Baron retreated again to hte
“Thdn be tea wicked ' man, after all
the said to hm-auif;' “for ho te going under
a fal»e nam*” iut she soon bad the t«»-
’ merity hot to Mrited itt «iekeJj»e»a of that
' M.rt was |be Ojise ingredient re J aired jnat
sew to Cpteh Jt.in Off «b a boro in her eyes.
They dto-eud«a a bill, paosod a lodge,
then up-an avenue; and presently tbev
beamed Op'ti ttemn the light from other
draw* up ia a row. which moved
’ te by degree*; and at last they belted be
fes’O a ioage arcbed doorway, round wuioh
-a group cl pooplo stood.
• “Wears auUng tbe latest arrival* on
• account of the distance,"hard th* Baron,
k reappearing. “But Haver 1 mind; there are
• ttev hours at toM* tof jo«r enjoyment."
r Tbe steps were prompsly f.uug dotrn,
» and »be alighted. Tbe steam from tbe
' 3anka of their swarthy steeds ascended iu
1 'foods to tbe psurapet of tbe porch, snd
>wu their nostril* the hot breath jetted
I forth libs smoke oat of vMcanoets bsteacte
i ug tbe adteatkm of alt
r The l ewintered Margery wa» led by th*
1 SWu up tbe stege to tbe inters** of th*
I Sum*, wtemsc* th* »wmds of moss? and
- ton ing were sdreaffy proceeding. Tbe
amw* were Strang* At every fourth bent
j k deep an-1 mighty note throbbed through
I tes sdr, rmching Margery’s soul with all
to of a bfow.~ 1
"What te that powerful tune, elrl I 1
invts never heard anything like it,” she i
“The Drum Polka,” answered the Baron. | .
Her surprise was not lessened when, at : i
;he entrance to the ball room, she heard
he natiKw of her conductor and herself (
announced as “Mr. and Mr* frown.”
However, nobody seemed to take any
sotice of th* announcement, the room be
fond being in a perfect turmoil of gayety,
uid Margery’s consternation at sailing un
’sr false colors subsided. At the same mo
ment she obsmred wafting them a hand
»me, dark-lMfifod, rather peftte lady in
weam-colored satin. “Who is shef’ asked
Margery of tbe Baron.
“She is the lady of the mansion,” he
whispered. ‘ ‘She is the wife of a peer of
tbe i ealm, the daughter of a marquis, has
3ve Christian names, and hardly ever
ipeaks to commoners, except for political
“How heavenly! What joy to be
here!” murmured Margery, as she con
templated the diamonds that sashed from
the head of her ladyship, who was just in
side tbe ball room door, in front of a little
gilded chair, upon which she sat in the in
tervals between one arrival and another.
She had come down from London at great
inconvenience to herself, openly to pro
mote this entertainment.
1 As Mr. and Miss Brown expressed abso
lutely no meaning to Lady Blakemore (for
there were thrvd browns already present in
this rather mixed assembly), and as there
was possibly a slight awkwardness in poor
i Margery’s manner, Lake Blakemore
1 -curbed their hands lightly with the tips of
her long gloves, said “How d’ye do,” and
I turned round for more comers.
“Ah, if she only knew we were a rieh
■ Baron and his friend, and not Mr. and Miss
Brown at all, she would not receive us like
that, would she!” whispered Margery, eou-
“Indeed she wouldn’t,” dryly said the
Par on. “Now let us drop into the dame
st once; some of the people here, you sm,
lance much worse than you. ”
Almost before she was aware she had
obeyed his mysterious influence by giving
him one hand, placing the other on his
shoulder, and swinging with him around
At tbe first gaze th* apartment had
seemed to her to be floored with black ice;
the figures of the dancers appearing upon
it upside dows. At last she realized that
it was highly polished oak, but she was
none the less Afraid to move.
“I am afraid of falling down,” said she.
“Lean on me, you will soon get used to
it,” he replied.
His words, like all his words to her, were
quite true Bhe found it amazingly easy
Ist a brief space -of time.. The flocr, far
from hinderingJief. wav a positive a-sist
uuv to ouv of her natural agility and litn*-
n*M. Moreover, her marvelous drees of
twelve flounchas inspired her as nothing
els* could have done. Externally a new
creature, she wm prompted to new deed*
To feel as well ilrwsed m the other women
around her is to set any woman at her
ease, whencesoever she may have come; to
feel much better dreasad ie to add radiance
Her prophet’s statement on the popularity
of th* polka at this juncture wm amply
teVM 4UK It WM among the first bomom
ed sd snovrrrtr'y
the ewthnaiaam M eacited toarigtet was be
yaeri disaripffs*, aari wwaaly skkHU* to
th* yoMh es th* pvaMWkffa*. ▲ aww saotiv*
power had baeu tafcrvdaead Into tbe world
MB flb to
tbe **w motive power that had been isrire
duoed into tbe world of pro**—etaaoL.
Twenty finished aMtsMaaae sat in Um gal
lery at the end, with romantic mop-beads
of raven hair, under whfoh their faces and
eyes shone Are under eoal*
The nature Sind object of tbe ball had led
to its being very imduaiv* Every rank
wm there, from the peer to the Mnalleet
yeoman, and Margery got on exceedingly
well, particularly when the recuperative
powers of supper had banUhcd tbe fatigue
of her long drive.
SometinMM foe heard people sayfo~,
“Who are theyf—brother and siste.—
father and daughter* And never dancing
except with each other—bow odd!” But of
this she took *o notice. ; - »
When not dancing the watchful Baron
to k her through th* dmwiiag-rumite and
pk-ture-gaUeries adjoining, which to night ’
were thrown open like Uitre Aof thn bouse, i
and ttere. wuomg her la wm> curtain- I
ed nook, hs drew her attention to nrap
l prints and album* aad left her to ;
amuse herself with turimg them o< er till
the dance iu which she practiiwd should
again be calfol. Margery woull much
have prriet r.-d to ream about during them
intervals; but tbe words of the Baron were
law, and a« te* commanded eo she acted.
In such alterations >Km evening winged
away, till at lost ceexs the gtoomj words,
“Margery, our ti*M i* up.’*, j
“One tubre—only ane!” sb* coaxed, for
the longer they staid the more freely
and gwyiy moved tbe dan * Thte entreaty
be granted; bat on her asking for yet
anotlier, he wus inexorable. “No," he
said. “We ha.w a long way so go."
Theu she beds adieu to the wondrous
scene, looking ever her shoe Ider m they
withdrew from the ball, an I in a few
minute* she wm cloekod and in tbe car- i
ria«* The I neon mounted to his seat ou
the Lux. -.where she saw him light a cigar;
they plunged under th* tree* and sb*
leaned back, and gave hera-lf up to con
templatmg tbe images that td -d bcr bra n.
Tbe naCarol result Icdlowod. she tell asleep.
She did not awake till they stopped to
change home* when she saw against the
, stench* Baron rittiug as erect as ever.
“He watabes like tbe angel Gabriel, when .
all th* world te asleep!" she thought.
W ich the rceumptioc of motion sbe slept
! again, sod knew no more till be touched
b« band and said, “Onr jooruey is done—
i we are in Chillington Wood."
It wm almost daylight. Margery scarcely
knew herself to be awake till sbe wae out
of the carriage and standing beside Che
| Baros* who, ba* ing told tbe coaebnma co
i drive on to a cnrtaiu point indicator, turned
“Now," be esdd, smihag, “rua acrom to
tbe hollow tree; you know where it h IT
wait m before, while yon perform tbs¥c
vers* aperMtoa Chat yua did ten* nigbk"
tab* took aw bead of tbe path now, »ur re
garded wbeCher her pretty slipper* became
scrMched by th* bramble* or a* A walk
of a few brought her to the particu-
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lar tree wfilbh s&e~bad left aBouT muo |
hours earlier. It was still gloomy at this
Sj ot, the morning not being clear.
She entered tbe trunk, dislodged the box '
containing her old clothing, pulled off tlie
satin shoes and gloves and dress, and in ten
minutes emerged in the cotton gown and
shawl of shepherd’s plaid.
The Baron was not far off. “Now you
look the milkmaid again,” he said, coming
toward her. “Where is the fineryF’
“Packed in the box, sir, as I found it." t
She spoke with more humility now. The
difference between them was greater than i
it had been at tbe bell.
“Good,” be said. “I must jnst dispose
of it, and then away w* go."
He went back to the tree, Margery fol
lowing at a little distance. Bringing forth
the box, he pulled out the dress as cara
lejsly as if it had been rags. But this was
not all. He gathered a few dry sticks,
crushed tbe lovely garment into a loose
billowy heap, threw the gloves, fan an I
shoes ou the top, then struck a light and
ruthlessly set fire to the whole.
Margery was agonized. She ran for
ward; she implore! and entreated.
“Please, sir—do spare it—do! My lovely I
dress—my dear, dear slippers—my fan—it
is cruel! Don t burn them, please!”
“Nonsence! We shall have no further
use for them if we live a hundred years.”
“But spare a bit of it—one little piece, '
sir—a scrap of the lace—one bow of the
ribbon—the lovely fan—just something!”
But he was as immovable as Khadaman
thus. “No,” ho said, with a stern ga eof
his aristocratic eye. “It is of no u-e for
yon to speak like that. The things are my
property. I undertook to gratify you in
what you might desire because you had
saved my life. To go to a ball, you said.
You might much more wisely have said
anything else; but no, you said to go to a
ball. I have taken you to a ball. I have
brought you Lack. The clothe; were only
the means, and I dispose of them my own
way. Have I not a right to?”
“Yes, sir," she said, meekly.
He gav* the fire a stir, and hL* nnd rib
b ns and the twelve flounces, and the em
broidery, and all the rest crackled and dis
appeared. He then put in her hands the
butter basket she had brought to take on
to her grandmother s, and accompaniel
her to the edge of the wood, where it
tn*rged in the undulating open country iu
which her graudznother dwelt.
“Now, Margvry,” he said, “here we part.
I have performed my contrr.t—at some
awkwardness, if I wm recognized. But
never mind that. How do you f*#l—
“Not at ail, sir,” she said.
“That long nap refre-hed you, ah? Now
you must make mo a promise. That if 1
require your presemw at any tim-, you will
come to me. I am * man of more than
one mood," be went on with suddeu
soleumity, “and I may have desperate n-*l
of you agaia to deliver me from that dark
nvea mos Death whi. h sometime* encom
passes m* Promise it, Margery—promise
it, that, no matter what stands in tbe way,
you will come to iu* if 1 require you."
“I would have if you had not burned my
things I” sh* poutot
“Indeed, thou, I will promise str," s*»
said from teur heart. “Wherever I *■* if
1 Lav* bodily strength, I will com* to you."
H* pressed her baud. “It is a solemn
promtee," be ropMed. “Now t must go,
tor you know your way."
“I shall hardly believe that it has net
boa off a dream," ate* sold, with a eb- Mteh
iaritaot to ery at tea wikhdrasroL ' Tbasa
te nothing left ot last night—nsifcing *C
of tbs phaNL*
“You simß ratnemtesr It in this way,"
said h* “We’ll cut our Mttote *n tote
Ire* m a memorial, so that whenever you
walk this path you will see them. *
Then with a knife he inscribed on th*
smooth hark of a beach tree tbe latter* M.
T., and underneath a large X
“What, bar* you no Christian "nv—,
sir:" »he said.
I don't w* it. Now, good-by,
my little friend. What will you do with
yonreelf to day wNon you ore gone from
meF’ he Ungoroi to nek.
“Oh, I *!*“!.' go to my granny**” toe re
plied, wl&h aaae gloom, “and have Vreah
fMt and dinner and tea with her, I sup
pose t and in the evening I shall go ham* to
btlckleford La'ry, and perhaps Jim will
ooms to meet me, and all wdl be the same
m usual. *
“Who te Jlmr
“Oh. Us’s nobody—only th* young man
I'vo got to marry some day.*
“What! you engaged to be married!
Why didn’t you tell tn<> thia before!*
“J—l den’t know, str."
“What is the young num’s name!**
“Jame* Hayward, sir.”
“What to be!”
“A master lime burner."
“Engaged to a mentor Mm* burner, and
not a word of this to m*t Mji-gery. Mar
gory! when snail a ttraightforward on* ot
your sex be found! Subtle oveu in year
simplicity' What miaebtef have you
caused me to do, through not telling toe
this! I wouldn’t have so endangered any
body'* bappines* tor a thousand pound*.
Wicked girl that you were, why dida t you
tell mes ’
“I thought I’d letter not. sir," said
Margery, beginning to be frightened
•’but don’t you s«m and unlerstand that
if you are already the pro;>ertr of a young
man, and ha were to find out this night’s
excursion, he might be angry with you an I
part from you forever! With him already
ia tbe ttrid I bad no right to to*e you at
all; he uadoub.edly ought to bare taken
you; which ready might have been ar
ranged if you had not de rived m* b? say
ing you had nobody."
Margery's face wore that aspect of wo*
which comes from th* repentant con*»io«*s
nee* of having besn guilty of au enormity.
“But h* wasn’t g od enough to take me,
sir,” *be said, alm at crying; “and be tent
aboolute.y my master until I have nmnrie-f
him, is bsf"
’•That's a subject I can not go farto.
However, we must alter our tactic* In
stead of adv Mag you, as I did at fljrst, to
toll this saperiimv* to your frtend* I must
now impnus you that it w!U be best to
keep a silent tongue cm th* matter per
baps for ever and *ver. J* may ceme
rigbt M»me day, and you may be abto to
say ‘AITv wad that soda wa'L’
good ni wring, my frten.4. Think es Jim.
and forget m*.”
“Ah, perhaps I can’t Au that," atea said,
wiih-Jl tear 4a bar rr.® an I a firiithroat,"
: mor*” , ~
H* turned and retreated into tbe weed*
and Margery, sighing went on her way.
OH, HAD I KNOWN!
[Harriet Prescott Bpc ffcrdL)
If I had thought so soon sb* would bar* died,
! He said, I had been tenderer in nty speech,
I bad a moment lingered at her side,
! And held her, ere she passed beyond my
If 1 had thought so soon she would have died.
That day she looked up with her startled eye*,
Like some hurt creature where the wood*
With kisses I had stilled those breaking sfgb«,
With kis<e< closed those eyelid* into «te*p.
That day she looked up with her startled eye*.
Ob, had I knewn she would have died *o soon,
Love had not wasted on a barren land,
L«ve like tho«e rivers under torrid noon
Ixxt on the decent, pourel out on the sand—
Oh, hal I known she would have died so soe*.
I SOCIETY AT WASHINGTON.
How to G*t into the Whirl of th* XMB*
. clat Circle—Weeding the Multitude.
- ["Ruhsiwih’’ in Globe-Democrat. ]
Matrimonially, Washington te the
poorest market in the country, as many
of the delude 1 ones hav* found before
the first season was half over, and white
to a certain extent anybody can get iffto
so iety hero, and go to the publi* recep
tions at the White House, and e*ll on
every official family, the privilege*
cease there. A bar u set against those
not in official life that can only be lifted
by winter residents of great wealth, whe
will entertain the officiate.
A very frank and a very vulgar woman
bluntly asked a prominent society ma
tron how she should manage it to r*
into the whirl of the official elnie, and.
the astute matron answered: "Feed
them! Spread your table well the first
time, and ail Washington will be
to come on the next occasion. ” That
ambitious soul was simply the wife of a
rich retired tradesman who came here
to spend her money, but without official
posi ion, or relative in office, she had
a weary and expensive up-hill
struggle, and hnd to take many saube
and buffetings from those who feasted,
and danced in her house. It wm bettor
that the r fortune from trade Was ac
quired in another city thah hero, for the
richest of tbe Washington merchant*
have no standing i* what I* dtetUw*iv«iy «
known as Washington soeteAy. A man.
may make hte fortune in junk, *l4
olotiire or street-sweeping, any plaa*
else, and with hte money eamo te ecu -
green, and gain entrance te the gveak
sooial eirele for hte family, bat il he
made hte mo' . y here eootety would
scorn him utte:
There wae a woman here enoe. the
wife of a western statmmwn, who, a
dozen years before her appearance at
W’aahington, xuanaged a laundry and
hotel and druse med up hor patrons at
the depot from her omalbue steps. Mbs •
wa« familteriy known by tetr kite name
everywhere. Together th* eongte ac
quired a ter rim i, and, tei|»ag a hnaat eg
soon aa tfww roacbad Wpahiaglon, Mmf
fol the maltltode and wen ttemr way tap
torrep** and ohumpcMMo to flho phMMtla
ambition* wife oevwtad. Hfe ffMNMMfr
wae bvyoad alt parallel and bar feagaagn
net always marked with wgMteW.
Thoe<h her mannQ lamed th*
repose and poUsh of Ute Vce® da
Verea, every one looked te bar bouae
wben it waa open, danced for her fa
vors, ate aad drask of her abnndsuM*
and went away to ridioateber. Foreign
ministers and attacba* weald go there,
but ante the unmarried men, a* tbe la
dies oc the foreign oirolo did at teatl
draw the Uno at the ex-teundram.
After a season or two th* stateamaate
wife broke down and, plaint! vetyaayiag
“1 have overdone,” retired from aatiee
life, and f<lt th* keen sting of disap
pointment and what she eaued ingrati
tude at the way she waa paasod by, ever
looked and forgotten, whan no longer
able to minister to those who had rioted
at her expense so long.
Ml lta**a» ttam
Sledge-dogs need no urging with
the whip when their instinct Informs
them that they are on unsafe foe.
They flee onwards at th* spaed whiei*
alons can save and, as waa experienced
repeatedly by Dr. Hayee, foataad eC
keeping the sledges together in a aem
pact body, they diverge and separate, s»
aa to distribute the weight over as large
an area as poauiibte. When they begin
to find themselves menaced by this fem
ger, and tbe prospect ab|ad appears te t
them unusually ture*teaing,”toey trem
ble, lie down, and refuse to go further.”
Most arctic explorer* teH of hair
breadth escapes from Urechcrous iec,
when they have owed their preserratten
to the sagacity of their dog* Wrangell
relates an incident of this nature:
“Our first care waa to examine the
possibility of further advance; thia,
however, could only be done by trnat
ing to Ute thin ice of the channel, and
op mon* were divided aa tetbepoMi
bdity of its bearing n* I determined
io try; and tbe ad venter* sacc**d*d
better than could have beon bop*J for.
owing to tbe incredibly swift running of
tbe -» whricii donbifoss we owed
our safety. The tending stodge aetmdly
broke through in rovttnd places; but
warned, nO doubt. Os th*
danger by their natural instluct, and
animated by tbe cries and en
couragement of tn* driver, ficw so
rapidly over the ywldiog ice, that wo
re& tad the other side without actually
sinking th.-ough. Tbe other thr<>.>
stedgre followed with aimifor rsjuuity
each acroa* such part as to Im
the luost premfoug; and w* were now
all asaamMed in .mfoty on th* north side
of the fissure, ft w..s nrownry to bait
for a time, to allow the dogs to reviver
a little from teeur extrerordipary esvfr