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[Written for tho Stodat Union by Len.]
Guy Wintbrop, with his party of
friends, had gone to Rome, intending to
return to Florence in a week.
Rut never was a tourist so indifferent
to tho wonders of this fine old city, with
its historical and classical associations.
Hia mind, filled with thoughts of Am
part), had no room lor other admiration.
:<ling In the catacombs, looking at
the tombs of d.ad Caesars, he was glad in
his heart that he was a live Wintbrop
aud eligible for conquering hearts in
stead of a long dead but great ruler.
Standing beneath the old obelisk, just
within the Flaminian gate, before him a
vista of palaces, churches and variously
gabled houses, all he could sco was Am
paro's deep, dark fringed eyes.
Absently he rep led to his friends' com
ments as they climb-d a hundred steps,
crossed an open square and entered a
largo building with massive etruscan ma
sonry. The thrilling memories which
tho very name of capitol gives wero not
his. Memories of the girl beloved and
*vus uncertain of, were moro thrilling,
and Forum, Vatican and Coliseum
broken columns, triumphal arches, mar
ble palaces, majestic temples, shattered
/omenta and renowned heroes might
ju.-d as well have been in oblivion for all
ne cared. His sole thought was to re
turn to Florence and her whom his soul
longed i'or and his heart turned to. '
His friends, enthusiastic tourists, found
it useless to drag him unwillingly with
them in their daily walks and sight-see
ing excursions and soon left him to him
self. If it were not for his promise to
stay a fortnight with them he would have
returned to Florence. Finally one night
as they all sat smoking and listening to
guitar playing of a young Italian sere
nading his love, Will Bisers, Guy's par
ticular chum, remarked : "Guy, old boy,
are you in love? If so confess your sins
and g<t up and get, for I swan you aro
no use to gods or men in your state."
(luy colored to the roots of his blonde
hair as he replied: "lv love? What
makes you think so?"
"Symptoms, my boy, symptoms," re
plied Will. "The faraway gaze of your
< ptics and your general asininess. A
youth that melancholy has marked for
her own." continued Will.
"WeU," said Guy, laughing, " you aro
so much up to snullicity supposo "you tell
me who I am in love with?"
"One of those Italian chestnut beauties,
1 suppose, in Florence," said Will. "Or,
oh! Great Scott! I know," he continued,
excitedly, "that Spanish girl from over
the sea. Well, old fellow, I wish you
luck; but my idea is that English Prig
Stone has the inside course, for he has
just had a fortune left him by some old
relative that dropped his boots* for wings
In a better land. Why in thunder don't
you uo back and lind out your latitude
and longitude, drop your anchor, take
soundings and save your ship? Don'tlet
au English Pug whip a brave New York
er. If I can help you wire immediately.
I'll be best man, groom, anything to get
■it of a hole,"
"Thanks." said Guy. "I will take
your advice and meet you all later in
"Meet us, no," said Will, theatrically
waving his cigar. "We will never meet
you again. You are a gone goose to our
crowd: but I'll ask the fellers if they
won't bless you, my son, and give you a
send off to the grave of bachelorhood and
bury you with honors," he said, as Guy,
laughingly, bade him good night.
Will lingered to smoke out his cigar
aud anathematized all girls; "and this
darn Spanish girl that spoilt our whole
trip for <'uy," he soliloquized. Guy was
a general favorite with all of them, and
now he was in love. "Pshaw!" and here
Will threw away his cigar and planted
bis feet energetically: "if she jilts him,
bythe Great Harry she will rue it, if I
make her in love with me to do it," he
said. Then laughed aloud at his conceit,
although be was a handsome fellow, who
had every reason given him by tho fair
cons! ler himself a heart breaker
and continue himself hardened and
tough. So he retired t<> dream of chasing
a dark-eyed beauty into the Arno and
holding her down until a gondola passed
over her. and she arising tne other side
held him down. He awoke to find he
had rolled the sheet tightly over his head,
thus occasioning the sensation. It was
daylight, and he could hear Guy tiring
his boots into B valise and rustling
around, so he arose to see him oil, and
then returned to toll the others Of the de
parture, giving business as an excuse
"Business" and "headache" the mas
culine and feminine excuse the wide
over. No one thinks of giving a
more original one. So the early train
for Florence whirled around with Guy
ou his way to Amparo, full determined
t" lay his heart at her feet. All unno
ticed, the beautiful scenery, the "morn's
blushes," all lost. Vineyards, with dew
ladened grapes, fields of violets scenting
the warm air, all passed without one
thought, 'lne wheels ofthe train seemed
to say in unison, with his thoughts,
"My darling, my darling Amparo."
l!i> eyes were gazing at a mental photo
graph of her lovely face, and tiie way
Beemed long, so anxious was he to meet
her again. The train glides slowly into
the. great station, and his heart beats fast.
■Id not seek her at that hour. He
must wait. So he walked to the hotel
and spent two restless hours. Then put
ting on bis cap he walked hurriedly up
iir pension, only to hear from the
Greek boy that they had gone on a
week's visit to Venice with the "Feru
. he could only return to his hotel,
•aid. v he went. "Thank the
Lord that Stone is not with them." But
where was the Prig, anyhow, lie could
hunt him up and find out how he pro
So he hurried tt; his rooms only to find
them vacant, and to hear of tho accident
an i detentions, in consequence of winch
at the "Del Coronner." So back
.• t. feeling sorry to think he had
thought anyway but kindly of that un
fortunate man away from home and
friends and injured. The Greek boy
ushered him upstairs on his Inquiring for
Elmer, and ins few moments he was at
ke,i to see the chango a
. ■" id ness had wrought.
till so weak from the low
that had set in that he could not
I from the pillow, yet a
j bee was a welcome change from
rrowful thoughts that really re
his recovery. Guy chattered
tintly to him of the news from
ionic, th'- trip and other matters of Inter
n shook up the hot pillows with
• hands, pro.-ured some
ter at a neighboring cafe, and so
soothe,! an i comforted the injured man
pped oil into a refreshing do/.e.
Awakening from it lie found that Guy
had left, but had put two baskets of de-
French grapes right where he
Klmer. although previously hating
Guy, only in jealously, for he really rec
ognized his une character, now felt so
d to him that ie- actually longed
for anothei call, ime day when they bad
» friendly fashion Elmer
Guy ot ii.s disappointment. Guv,
listening intently, his fair face flushing,
a- Elmer told him he thought that
was some on. , Lse Amparo cared
for; •"•'"'. " -:.'• said Klmer,
stretching out a thin hand."] believe in
my soul it is yoa. And if yon dowin
her," he continue 1, "you will"forgive lU e
tor crying, lor she is worthy of my effort,
"Well," SSldGuy. slowly, "asyou have
. me your confidence IJwill give you
mine. 1 OO love her sincerely, passion
ately; but I do not know whetb
for me in that way, but I will know
mv fate OO her return to Florence."
"All right," said Elmer; "you have my
best wishes for your success. 1 was y at
ous of you at first, but now I know your
worth and next to myself—] say you.
My heart is rather sore just now, but"this
climate is healing, and I have won an
other friend through my iron
•'True,'' said Guy, laughingly, "Seno
rita .Judietta seems tohave yourcar.se at
heart, and ff I mistake not it is a very
warm littlo heart, too, or else those golden
hrown eyes mislead me."
"Yes," said Elmer, " she is the kindest
little soul. She actually had tears in her
eyes when she saw me Buffering one day
when she ran in to see how 1 was."
"Pity is akin to love," quoted Guy.
"Love, ah! I have finished with that
business forever," said Elmer, recklessly.
"No girl will ever tako Amparo's place
in my heart, and anyway I would uot
oiler it to any other girl."
"Your heart will heal if you will let
that sympathetic little girl help you bind
it up," said Guy.
"Oh, bother," Elmer said, as he rest
lessly thumped the pillows to make them
softer; " you ought not to laugh at a fallen
foe. Anyhow I forgive you, for you havo
been so kind, aud tho 'days are so long
and drag so when a fellow fs sick and has
unpleasant thoughts for company."
Just then they heard the opening of
doors, and the Greek boy in his shrill
treble calling to the porter to help with
the baggage. Soon they heard Amparo's
and Judietta's musical laughter aud their
light steps in the marble halls. As they
were passing the half-opened door of El
mer's room lie called out; "Senoritas, art
you not coming in to see a poor bed-rid
den cripple and bring a whiff' of outside
It was the first time Amparo had
spoken to him since that eventful day.
She eamo in with .Tudietta when sho
heard the call, walking right up to his
bedside with her sweet smile and a great
pity in her lovely eyes, saying, in her
musical voice: "How glad I aiu, Mr.
Stone, to see you able to see us."
Khner held her hand a minute as he
gazed into her sweet lace, then said iv his
old way: "Oh, I'll bo on my pins now.
You ladies are back to make it worth
my while. You and Senorita there must
have mado all the noise iv this houso. It
has seemed like tho catacombs lor si
Then turning Amparo saw Guy for the
first time, and ho greeted her gladly.
The warm color flushed her cheeks, and
her eyes drooped shyly before the light
in his. Elmer noted tho blush, and
turning to Judietta he saw sho noticed
his look, but in her eyes was a wonder
ous sweet, pitying expression, and some
how he felt comforted and as if lite was
not quito so bad as he thought it at the
lirst stage of his accident.
So they all chattered gayly of their trip
till the Senora came in to see Elmer, and
noted in her motherly way how the call
seemed to make Elmer worse, as it ex
cited him, so she hurried them out and
drew the blinds down, and bade him sleep
and rest after their noisy chatter. Elmer
turned over on the pillow and soon fell
asleep, for he was still weak. But his
dreams soothed him. He thought he
was dead and an angel was leading him
upwards, and as she turned her face the
dark eyes of Judietta, with their soft
loving expression, and as earth faded
from view, he saw beautiful gardens,
and on the great gates were the two
words —"Life, Love." As ho wandered
through them he felt so happy, for a
warm little hand was in his and a true
heart beside him, and flowers of love and
hope sprang up on every side.
The month of February happened to be
a particularly pleasant month, and the
King and Queen of Italy had decided to
visit Florence, so everything and every
body were putting on gala dress. Tho
Citizens were to give a grand ball and a
reception in honor of visiting royalty.
All the Dukes and Marquises were com
ing in from the surbuxban villas, and
every hotel was idled with distinguished
visitors and personages of military fame.
Senora Arenas had decided to present
her daughter at the reception, and (he
Marquis del Norta. an old friend of her
father, had offered his services as escort.
The day of the reception dawned fair
with the proverbial Italian skies.
streets were crammed with people at
an early hour. Even the beggars wero
more numerous and garlicky than usual.
From far and near the peasant women
and men came all in holiday attire —the
women with dark-blue skirts with scar
let-laced bodices, white chemisettes, gold
or silver beads, and crosses on their
snowy whiteness. Spanish ladies, with
lace mantillas that scarcely concealed
their flashing eyes, were already on their
way to mass with their twin sisters, the
Italian ladies, so alike in form, feature
The bands of music wore vicing with
each other ou the ditterent plazas through
the city. The troops were mustering,
and the bright decorations of their uni
forms shone in the morning sun. Bugle
calls sounded throughout the streets.
King Humbert's own guards patrolled
the city, somo of them standing on duty
in front of the Andrea "Nicini Palace, act
apart for the use of the King and Queen
during their stay.
The reception was to bo held in tho
west chamber ofthe Pitti Palace. Decor
ators had been busy during the previous
week, and the result was a dream
of beauty. The gilded dome-shaped
room was draped in yellow satin; ruby
plush portieres, with bands of yellow
satin, with heavy gold embroidered satin
dowers, shaded the doors; panels of ruby
plush, vith exquisite marble casings in
relief, adorned tho walls. Near the en
trance wero placed marble figures of
Peace and Plenty, with cornucopias and
baskets of red and yellow roses filling
the air with sweet fragrance.
Over the dias was a richly-embroidered
canopy of ruby plu9h and yellow satin.
The backs of the throne seats had tho
arms of Italy in embossed gold. The
room was brilliantly lighted by a candel
ebra resembling seven open-mouthed
dragons, from whose mouths issued gas
jets and red flames. It was of ancient
workmanship and design, tho whole
piece heavily overlaid in etruscan gold.
The grand staircase and hall, all inlaid
in rich mosaic, was well lighted by col
ored lancet-shaped windows, that threw
rainbow colors on tho beautiful groups of
statuary, and the walls wero lined with
gems of art by the old masters.
At 11 o'clock the procession started
from the palace, tbo populace shouting
and hurrahing as the King and Queen
came in sight in an open carriage drawn
by six white horses, gold-mounted har
ness and nodding plumes, and over them
a canopy carried by out-riders. On this
waa the coat of arms embroidered iv gold.
The royal pair bowed and smiled to their
warm-hearted subjects as they crowded
near to get a glimpse of the Pearl of
Bavois, as they love to call hor.
The royal pair went to the cathedral to
high mass, and then returned by another
route, still followed by a vast throng.
The reception was to commence at 3p.
m. Amparo's maid had put the finishing
touches to her recherche toilet, a pale
pink brocade. With a point de Venice lace
front, caught here aud there with junk
pearls. Tlio bodice, \*-shaped, filled in
with the same lace, yet revealing the
beautiful neck, around which was a
string of pink pearls; her bracelets of
filagree gold set with the same precious
stones: her beautiful hair arranged In tlie
prevailing style, high, nnd a pink ca
mellia, formed of pearls, and in the heart
of the blossom, was a delicate filagree
butterfly in etruscan gold. Her gloves
ami fan were all in cream color and pink.
Around her shoulders tho maid drew a
brocaded cloak of garnet plush, lined with
tho pink brocade, with handsome clasps
of pink Roman pearls.
Her mot her also looked elegant in her
ruby satin and Spanish laco and diamond
ornament; aud as the Marquis del Nbrta
was announced they both camoin to greet
him. Accustomed, as the Marquis was
to beauty and elegance of dress and lovely
women, he could not refrain from telling
them they were almost perfect, and he
would be proud to escort them, as he
knew ho would be cn\ led by all tho gen
tlemen. Amparo had promised Elmer
Stone a peep at her in lull dress, so sho
1 the hall to his room whero hewas
lying on tho couch. He heard her step
and half raised himself on his pillows,
and then fell back as if paralyzed by her
beauty, and, holding his hands before
his eyes, asked for a piece of smoked
glass, saying. "He always used tbat for
eclipses," aud she surely would eclipse
even her Majesty," laughing. He asked
her to revolve around so he could take in
all the points of beauty; and, after a criti
cal survey, pronounced her the uv plus
ultra of beauty.
; v Amparo. glad to have him in such a
pleasant chatting mood, promised to tell
j him all the fun ou her return, and she
j left him, kissing her fan to him from tho
doorway with a coquettish laugh in her
| beautiful eyes.
Judietta, being in mourning, was not
1 going, so came along the corridor to take
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a farewell peep at her friend. Seeing
Elmer's door open and he on the couch,
she just glanced in. Hewas lying with
his face on tho pillows and sobbing bit
terly. It did seem rather unmanly, but
be was still weak from his illness, and a
glance at all he had lost upset him com
pletely. Judietta's sunny faco lost its
smile as sho quietly and slowly drew the
door shut, wondering in her kind little
heart if Mr. Stone had heard bad news,
and resolving to call iv and see him iq
his loneliness by and by.
As the carriage rolled away with her
friends she came back, and tapping gently
at Elmer's sitting room door and hearing
his answer to come in, she entered. He
had drawn the window shades so his
eyes were in the shadow, and she only
heard his voice in its usual cheery tone.
So thinking she must have been mis
taken she commenced chatting to him in
her pretty girlish fashion, aud in her
broken but very sweet English, of all the
events of the day, and how sorry she felt
that Senor Stone could not go. Her
right, irresistible way drew him out of
iiinself and soon he was laughing as
„ayly as she over her witty sallies. *
in the meantime Amparo aud her
mother had arrived at tho palace. At
tendance took their wraps and they were
soon bowing to royalty. Amparo's grace
and beauty were both noticed. Then
thoy passed on to the other dower-decked
apartments to give place to others. Guy
Wintbrop was awaiting them with some
other friends, and his faco Amparo saw
much more plainly than sho did either
Humbert or his Queen.
So they all stood chatting and looking
at the beautiful costumes of the already
presented ladies. Then Amparo and her
mother left to rest for the ball that eve
ning. Guy had been promised several
waltzes, and his mind was made up if
that dear old band would only play'To
Tamo," how could he refrain from apply
ing those words in all their beauty to
So that evening, after several old friends
had been enjoyingthe square dances with
Amparo, Guy claimed his waltz with
such an entreating look in the earnest,
dark-blue eyes, that Amparo's heart flut
tered like an imprisoned bird. The band
for once did just as Guy wanted it. and
the sweetly pathetic strains floated out
on the flower-scented air.
Guy's hand around her waist and his
golden-cropped head in close proximity
to her dark hair, these two floated around
in elysium, not knowing or earing lor
crowned or uncrowned heads, but happy
and blissful in themselves, both, hearts
beating now* in unison, and both pair of
eyes meeting and expressing a world of
Before the waltz ended they found
themselves near the conservatory door,
and the cool splash of the fountain at
tracted them in, where, beneath some
palms, were cosy seats for two. Guy
stood fanning Amparo as he talked of
everything except the subject near his
heart. Then, as she arose to return to
her mother, he whispered, "Amparo,
darling, won't you make me happy by
saying four little words before you go.
You must know that I love you—that I
want you to be my wife. Won't you
tell me that you love me just a little?"
Amparo's heart beat as if it would
burst, but the happy blushing face spoke
volumes as she put her hand in Guy's.
He drew her to his heart and pressed one
kiss on her soft lips and whispered:
"Heart of my heart, I knew you loved
me as Ido you, don't you?" But his ear
could hardly catch the faint "yes." Just
then a crowd came in from tho ball-room,
and they both walked down the lighted
liower avenue silent and too happy for
Young, both handsome, in love with
each other—who could ask more of gods
As the music lor the next square dance
summoned them back to the ball-room
Amparo's mother's eyes were roving
over tho crowd in search of her daughter.
As Guy and she came through the por
tieres the mother's fond eyes saw them.
Amparo's face was a picture; pink
blushes were dying liko shadows over
the oval cheek, and her expressive eyes
were soft and dewy with feeling. Guy's
face was radiant with happiness, and the
proud air of possession with which he
held Amparo's haud on his arm was at
once noticed by the Senora as she caught
their glances. Her heart nearly stopped
beating; a thick mist of tears gathered in
h.r fine eye^. Marquis Del Xorta seeing
her agitation, and not guessing the cause,
imagined she was ill, and giving her hia
arm led her into the conservatory. Leav
ing her there he went quickly to*the sup
per-room to order somo iced wine. She
sank down on a seat near an orange tree
and the tears flowed freely for a minute
or so; then recollecting where she was
she controlled her agitation. She hastily
dipped her handkerchief in a perfume
fountain spraying near, so, by the timo
that the Marquis returned with the waiter
and the wine, sho was able to greet him
with a smile of thanks and apologies,
giving the heat of the room as the cause.
But her heart was very heavy in her
bosom. Sho knew now that her daugh
ter was hers no longer—that other ties
were to bind her girlish heart. A glimpse
of her happy blushing face was enough.
She knew the king of love had claimed
his own; and the divine command,
"Render to Cseear the things which are
C'asars," is a law that lovo is always
willing to keep.
Of course her mother's love would al
ways be needed and appreciated, but if
stern necessity requirea the mother, or
lover, to bo given up, there would be no
question which. "A man must give up
mother, father, sister, brother and cleave
to his wife." And the woman that mar
ries gives her husband the first place in
her affections, without the command to
do it. It is the law of her being—her na
Amparo and Guy, not wishing to
dance the square dance, followed Senora
Anoas, but the crowd coming in separated
them, so that when, at last, they reached
her side, she was (mite calm, and greeted
them with her accustomed smile, and
the Spanish word "ociasos" (truants), the
silvery soil words sounding so sweetly
from her lips.
Amparo thought her mother looked fa
tigued, and suggested leaving, saying:
"Their Highnesses have just left, and we
lownesses had better follow suit." So
Guy saw them to their carriage. As he
said adios to Amparo, ho whispered,
"Till to-morrow, my own."
As their carriage rolled away Amparo
nestled up to her mother and said, shyly
and sweetly: "oii, mamma, I am so
"Yes, dear," said the Senora, bravely
choking a sob iv her throat. "1 know all
"All about what, mamma? Are you a
"No, darling, but I have my eyesight,
which is much surer than that occult
"Well, mamma (this in a fond tone),
what do you think of Guy? I do love
him so dearly, and—and he wants me for
his wife. Will you love' him for my
sake? Ho is so noble, so good."
And tho blushing face was laid on hor
mother's breast. The Senora, too deeply
alfected for words, could not reply, her
silence giving anxious thoughts to" Am
fiaro. But presently she said, straining
he dark head to her throbbing heart:
"My heart's best blood I would give to
see you hanpy. If you are so, it is well.
I have nothing to say against it, only I
pray God you may be hanpy and his
blessing always be with you!"
Amparo could only thank hor with
warm kisses, little thinking how her
mother's jealous heart lav like iron in
her breast; a weight that seemed to
strangle every sob that rose in her throat.
So it was a blessed relief to the poor lady
to find the carriage at their hotel. And
Amparo was glad of rest and quiet to
think over the evening with its treasured
bliss and loving memory.
They retired, tho mother to cry, the
daughter to dream of lovo and bliss.
It was nearly 11 o'clock when Amparo
awoke. Then calling hor maid she made
her toilet for the afternoon.
Judietta came in about 2 o'clock to talk
over the ball. After kissing Amparo in
her warm, immilsivo fashion, she held
her offal arms length, saying :
"Why how very, very happy 3*ou look.
Had you good news from somo dear one
lar over the sea?"
"No,'' said Amparo, blushing brightly.
"Do I look so very happy?"
"Ah, then," said Judietta, shaking her
.small head shrewdly, "that Americano
told you to como be his wife. Is it not
so? Tell mo, won't you?"
"You little witch," said Amparo.
"Who told you such nonsense?"
"I said the truth then. I see you call
me witch. You must think I know all,"
said Judietta, laughing and showing all
her pretty even teeth, like rows of pearls.
Amparo, glad of a sympathizing confi
dant, drew her to the sofa and told her it
was so. -She loved and was loved by Mr.
Winthrop, and some day she might marry
him, winding up he.r confession with
"Don't you think he is handsome and
"Uh I yes," replied Judietta, innocently.
"But not so handsome as Elmer Stone,
and not quite so nice to me."
At this Amparo laughed mischievously,
but forbore tensing, thinking the less
said in this case the better. They then
chatted over the ball till 4 o'clock, when
the (Jreek boy announced Guy.
As he entered he frowned slightly at
Judietta, for he had anticipated his re
ception by Amparo alone. So now he could
only greet Amparo hs a friend, for of
course he did not ki w she was in his
love's confidence. El< .vor. Judietta
soon left. He then took i.v place on the
sofa, and drawing Ampai. ..» his side, he
whispered. "May I not have just ouo
kiss?' Shyly tho pretty mouth was
raised as the golden head bent near the
dark oue. After this happy confidences
were exchanged, vows rendered and the
hours flew by, Amparo's mother hearing
Guy's voice, could scarcely keep her
tears back, but nerving herself as if for
an ordeal of lire, sho came in tho salon.
Guy arose with Amparo's hand in his,
-Senors, won't you give me your
daughter and your blessing?" kneeling
gracefully before her.
One glance at her daughter's happy
face seemed to give her courage as she
murmured "yes." Then she strined
them both to her heart in a worldless
blessing, and unable to trust herself she
left them. Throwing a lace mantilla over
her head she stood by the door fighting
for composure; and, as tho bells of ''Maria
del Fiore" pealed out, she walked to the
cathedral there to bend her knees and
pray for blessings ou her daughter and
for peace for herself.
She thought of her own past youth and
first love, that she bad given up a fond
mother and home for. Could sho expect
less of her own flesh and blood? It was
only nature, and really, after all, love
was tho only real good thing in all this
whole dark, weary world.
Bui was he worthy of Amparo? Wonld
his love last after the first flush of passion
had faded? She knew from friends over
the sea that ho was all he represented, for
seeing his interest in Amparo from tho
firs! she had asked, made inquiries from
reliable sources, and now she knew
all she needs must do was to give her to
Give her up!—the girl that, as a baby,
she held to her warm heart; as a child
she cared for through all the diseases inci
dental to childhood; the daughter who,
for the last few years, was so companion
able to her; whose every thought was
known to her; whose every want and
a ish she tried to gratify, and was repaid
in the warm love of this best of daugh
Well, Amparo must never know of this
jealousy, this struggle. Ah, no! She
would hide it from her and try to be rec
onciled, for, alter all, marriage was the
truo lot of every woman. Whether she
missed it or not her vocation for lifo was
ail planned by a Providence that "doeth
all things well." A woman's heart was
made for the resting place of dear little
children; her hands and feet for willing
service for them, and her mind to teach
them the laws of life and how to keep
them; a woman's prayers, the magic
mantle that keeps those little ones safo.
What truo woman would shirk this vo
[To be Continued.]
YAZOO (SIEGE OF VICKSBURG)
Twenty and eiuht years to-day
Boy soldier I stormed you hight,
Bui still the same eddies play
Down the broad stream in its flight.
On the cliff Grant stood, a star
Brooding by night in the sky,
Watching ior Sherman and Carr,
Doom of Yuzoo it was nigh.
Far from the night on the Yazoo
Swift had himed bullet that kills;
Lone signal rocket told true
Bowen was down from the hills.
Tale the moon fell on his dead,
There on the white bayou's marge,
Wild the cry, steady his tread,
Bowon's brigade to the charge!
Down from the hights rolled the billow
Bore as away through the glade,
Swept like : i fire-twisted willow
On before Bowen's brigade:
Drove us till black river's mist
Drank up the red battle's life,
Wetted cold lips never kissed
More by a muld or v wife.
Birds that would sing to the dawn
Fur from night's battle had lied;
Valtnre_ that prowled the dread morn
Picked the dull eyes from the dead.
Then 011 tiie Yazoo rose the sun.
Dim from the olitf, and aslant
Down through the smoke, red it shone
Over fresh legions for Grant.
Woe now to Bowen's brave band;
lp the glade Sherman and < arr
Charged as the blast bares tiie stand!
Charged to the trenches aiar;
"Sunlit our bayonets gleamed,
Hack Yazoo tlitnied from the hight,
Upward und on our line streamed,
Trampling the slain ofthe night.
Desolate, desolate calm,
Faint were our cheers and few;
Ours was the bloody redan,
< »urs were the bdghtt of Yazoo.
Ranks of tlie night und the day.
Shot 'neath the moon or the sun,
Elbow to elbow they lay,
Doom of Yazoo it had come.
Twenty and eight years to-day
still frowns the battlement's hight;
Still the same wild eddies play
Far on the stream in its flight.
On swirls the tat hornless river
Away to the Gulfs endless blue,
ThroiiL'h States where Peace clasps together
Brave hearts that fought at Yazoo.
THAT SETTLED IT.
"Why Mary Ann Williams Never Re
ceived tho Cook's Xote.
I was alone on the back veranda of a
Georgia hotel, when I heard the cook,
who was cutting meat iust below me, call
to a boy, and as the latter arrived and
asked what was wanted, tho cook said:
"Julius, I want yo' to kerry dis yere
note down to Mary Ann Williams an' gib
it to her on de SI3-."
"Doan' let hor ladder see it?"
"Doan' let her mudder see it?"
"Doan' lot her brudder Jim sco it?"
"Yo' spook around dar' till nobody
"What's in do note?" asked Julius.
"Yo' nebber mind dat. Dats my biz
ness. Yo' jess go 'long an' doan' stop on
"Axin' Mary Ann to dun marry yo?"
quizzed the boy.
"Hu! What yo' talkin' 'bout? Boy,
I'U-riz a big fuss wid yo' if yo' cit too
"Wall, I wanted to dun tole yo' sum
thin'," answered Julius.
"Yo' doan' know nuttin'."
"Yes I do."
"What yo' know."
"I dun seed Sam Flowers and Mary
Ann Williams gittin'mar'd at 10 o'clock
dis inawin' by Elder Comstock!"
"It's dun true."
"Yo' seed all dat?"
"An' she's dun mar'd to Sam?"
"Den dat settles it. Gin me back dat
note. Dat was a preposishun to dat gal
to dun attiliate her attexuns wid de un
dersigned fur de term of her nateral life,
but if she's had de consanerninify to pick
up wid sich a nigga as dat Sam 1-lowers I
withdraws do moshun an' lajrs de sub
jick on de tablo. 803-, yo' git" dat odder
nam out of de sto'house, an' doan' be all
day, neider!" — New York World.
Mr. Barnaul was a business man first,
last and all tho time, ami he appreciated
the advantage of taking time by the fore
lock. For instance, he had a bronze stat
ue of himself made which was artistic
ally perfect and life-like enough to suit
his own taste and satisfy his judgment of
what a statue should be to do justice to its
subject. This will now bo his mouument.
WHAT? WHO? WHY?
A Score or So of Questions, Wltl- Some
What is Reputation? — The estimate
your neighbors entertain of your wealth
and social position.
Who is your Neighbor?— Any one re
ceived in good society.
Should you love your Neighbor?—Cer
tainly—in proportion to tho esteem he
"tt hat is Fashion?—Tho latest frivolity
practiced by tho smallest number.
Why should we follow Fashion?— That
I may be recognized as one of the "right
How are you to know what is the Fash
; ion?—By consulting dressmakers and im
itating notorious Parisian soubrettes.
What is Religion?—An outward profes
sion of inward respectability.
[ What is the right Religion?— The one
j that affords you the best opportunities of
consorting with the most prominent peo
What is Faith—A firm conviction that
Providence favors you individually above
all other human beings, whether past,
present, or to come.
What is Hope?—Au ardent desire of ob
i taining whatever you may wish for,
whatever its character.
What is t'haritv?—Assisting thosewho
j maj*, directly or indirectly, be in any way
I useful to you hereafter.
What is Prudence?— Doing whatever
you please without compromising your
What is Justice?— Strongly condemning
the slightest fellings of others, while
readily condoning our own most in
What is Fortitude?— Enduring wealth
and prosperity without excessive com
What is Temperance?— Never so over
doing anything that it may entail re
What is, Understandingf—A just ap
preciation ofthe ever-varying social val
! ues of your friends and acquaintances.
| What is Knowledge?— Whom to ask to
dinner, and whom not to.
j Which are the seven social works of
1. To feed the overfed.
2. To give drink to the half-drunken.
3. To clothe thyself luxuriously.
4. To entertain tho prosperous*.
5. To take tea with tlie titled.
0. To visit the prominent.
7. To bury tho reputations ofthe living.
Which are the eight social Beatitudes.
1. Blessed are the millionaires; for they
shall see royalty.
I 2. Blessed are* the overbearing; for they
shall be esteemed at their own valuation.
3. Blessed are they that mourn without
cause: for they shall be comforted.
4. Blessed are tho satiated; for they
shall have their fill.
5. Blessed are they that have not been
found out; for they shall obtain mercy.
G. Blessed are the malicious; for they
7. Blessed are the avaricious; for they
shall possess the land.
8. Blessed are the merciless; for they
shall be respected.
What is Humility?—A virtue we occa
sionally assume, but seldom possess.
What is Meekness?— Bearing injuries
patiently till we can effectually retaliate.
What is Brotherly Love?— The affec
tion we display towards our prosperous
What is Poverty?— The one unpardon
able crime.— London Truth.
Growth of Electrical Industries.
It has been the custom of somo finan
cial writers, especially in Europe, to be
very severe in their reflections on the
speculative nature of the electric light
and power industry. They remember
only the outbreak of wild speculation ten
years ago, and forget entirely that mean
while the world has moved on, the indus
try recovering itself so thoroughly that it
bears no more trace of the troubles of
that period than a sturdy youth does to
his teething ailments. Had England
taken the money to promote electric
light and power that it rushed to put
into "Argentines," or had France
for like purposes taken the mill
ions that it spent in Panama on the
big gutter for the season rains, a good
many thousands of their citizens would
be much better ott'and both countries
would be nearer our own standard in the
progress of the electric arts. What can
be done by American enterprises and
with the magic of a great name is shown
in the statistics of the electric railway in
dustries over which Edison wields a
sway, and which were massed into a
single corporation about a year ago with
a capital of $2,000,000.
As a "captain of industry" whose
fenius has called together this great sum
'dison has au army of 6,000 employes.
The output of his huge shops a Schenect
ady, where 3,000 men are at work, in
creased 117 per cent, last year. The out
put of all the manufacturing establish
ments amounted to 810,000,000 for tho
year, and over 8 per cent, was earned on
all tho stock issued. At this moment the
entire force has six months' work ahead.
Edison is not a vain man, but
he certainly wonld be justified in
feeling proud of such massive re
sults as the creation of his genius
and perseverance. Even when a strug
gling operator, fighting through a bitter
winter with a linen duster and thin
soled shoes, he announced his wish to be
one who should open up new avenues of
employment; and never was laudable
ambition more nobly realized. Besides,
tho presont point is not that of final
ity. An industry thus begun lays hold
upon the future with irresistable'gnisp,
its roots deepening as its branches widen.
Nor should it be left out of sight that
other great productive concerns exist in
tho great electric light and power field
in America, with constantly growing
totals.— New York Evening Post.
Speaker Elder's New Style.
Speaker Elder of the Kansas Houso of
Representatives is not only a politician
of the now school, but is quite unique in
his method of speech. The other day,
when ho becamo entangled in a mesh of
rules, ho cut himself clear by exclaim
"Darn the rules. I declare the motion
The female politician had much to do
with the success of Speaker Elder's party,
and naturally expected help from him in
behalf of woman suffrage. His only re
"Keep tho cradle rocking, ladies, and
when you learn to sing bass I will con
sider your claim for sutt'rage."
There is no downing such a ready
made politician.— Atlanta Constitution.
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A CAPAY COLONY.
Busy Fruit-Growers in a Pretty
Volo Valley—Tancred and It?
TN THE SPRING OP LAST TSAB
Robert A. ami NYal D. Barker associat-d
themselves with William McKay, all of Oak
land, with a view of searehin;; ont a saltabl
location in which to engage in the protllablo
occupation of fruit-growing. After visiting
many localities, they di-cided on the Cupay
Valley. Yolo County, and tho Rhodes tract
."vitiations were opened with tho Capay
Valley Land Company, owning tho tract in
r-ucstlon. With w. v. Mills, the General
Agent ol tliat company, thoy arranged for tho
purchaseof about -"20 acres of foothill land.
This being more than they had thought of
taking for their own use. they spoke to a
number of friends about it, with tho result
, that the tract was divided among Utt follow
ing people: I*. L. Hiikolc, 40 acres; W. T.
Harnett. 30 acre*; N. T. Greathead, 80 acres;
Mra. L. Greathead, 20 acres; W. McKay, 80
acres; N. D. Barker, _:0 acres; R. A. Barker,
20 acres; .1. P. Brownlee, 80 acres; E. 11. Ha*.
ictt. lOacres; Joseph Barker, 10 acres; A. W.
Kelly, lOacres, and Frederick Kelly. 10a_.ee.
So far this had been merely a private vett*
ture of the gentlemen above named, but la
talking up the question of dividing the land
already purchased, it was found that BO many
more would like to join it than thearea of (he
purchase wonld admit of, that it was fng-<
Rested on all hands, "Why not gel some more
land and divide it up tv tho same way?"
Then lollowed the idea of a stock company to
take hold of a larger tract and arrange for t_M
cultivationof the wholeof lt, after subdividing
It according to (he requirements ef the sub
scribers, a provisional board was fonnod, a,
prospectus issued, and finally, on the sth of
June, IS9O, the Western Co-operative Col
onization and Improvement ('onipiuiy wns
duly registered and proceeded to business,
with the following officers: President, Will
iam McKay; Vice-President, M. P. Brown;
Pirectors-H. C. Kills, Charles Brooke and
R. A. Barker; Secretary and General Manage
Neal D. Barker; Solicitor, C. E. Snook; Treas
urer, First National Hank of Oakland.
The balance of (he tract, '"it:-! acres, was pur
chased. A contract was entered Into for tho
purchase of a larpe number of truit tn.es,
vines, etc. This early purchase of trees was
the means of saving between $3,000 and
I 94,000 to the company, th<' prlcee In somo
cases having more than doubled since then.
The ideas which (he prospectus set forth
have been but slightly modified and (he
progress of the company has been uninter
rupted. Those who went into it donbttnlyg
have become enthusiastic, and almost all tho
_%embers arranged to set out all (heir lands In
frnit trees, etc. the first year. Consequently
in tliis, the lirst season, some lit,Ooo trees
and between 20,000 and 30,000 vines will be
The sattS-Sctory working of this scheme has
had tlie eflect of attracting considerable
tendon to the work of the Colony Company,
and a number of people are now desirous of
Joining in with them. An additional 200
acres have been added to tho sixty acre.,
For the company is predicted a very bright
future, as well as for the beautiful valley in
which their operations are conducted. How
this marvelous little garden has come to be so
long neglected ls a puzzle to every one who
has visited lt, but one (hing is very sure, and
that is tbat this neglect will never again bo
felt In the valley.
The i'rult.s set out are mostly ofthe standard
Varieties—peaches, apricots, Bartlett pears,
prunes, llgs, raisin grapes, etc., while along
both sides of the avenues, throughout Ibe
tract, walnuts will throw their grateful shade.
A considerable number of citrus trees are also
being set out; quite a sufficient number to
demonstrate that these fruits can be success
fully grown in the valley, about which the
colonists appear to have no doubt, provided
proper care is given to the young trees. Neal
D. Barker, Genera] Manager of the company,
resides on the tract, and to his cure is to bo
ascribed much of the success of the venture.
Mint lon should be made ofthe town-site,
about which there is a pleasant innovation
which might with profit be followod by more
ambitious places. A small park of sftxne three
acres has been laid out right in tho center of
the town. This park It is proposed to beautify
by planting in it from time to time as many
of the beautios and curiosities of tree and
shrub life as may be obtained by diligent
search and a wise expenditure of money. It
is not expected that Tancred will ever be a
large and busy city, but lt ia thought that it
can be made a very pleasant little place to
A petition has been circulated recently nnd
very largely signed, ifeking the county to ac
cept Island avenue, on the colony tract, as a
county road, ana to build a bridgo acroua
Cache Creek at this point, In order to give* the
settlers on the east side of the crock access lo
Tancred Station. The Tancred colonists are
quite willing to give the necessary right ot
way, and are very desirous of having a bridgo
there, as the colony lands extend along both
sides of tho stream. It is thought that i.
would be a vory wiso expenditure of public
money to grant them this very necessary im
provement, as tho operations of such com
panies are of widespread benefit to the whole
county and State. The attractions and com
forts of the cities are well known, but to
those who are willing to settle, on the land and
show that the country also affords attractions
and comforts, and ways of making money
pleasantly, every inducement should be held
The following is a list of the principal mem
bers of the Tancred Colon}*, with the number
of acres owned by each, and a fact worthy of
mention Is that in each contract or deed is
sued by the Colony Company there is a pro
vision that no intoxicating liquor shall ever
be manufactured or sold on the land. The ap
parent success of the enterprise shows that
the ideas and plans of the colony, as set forth
in the prospectus some time ago, are not im
practicable: C. T. Hull, Berkeley, 5 acres; W.
P. Hammond, Oakland, 1-4 acres; C. H. Kus
son, San Francisco, 11 acres; Jos. Barker, IO
acres; A. W. Kelly, Kincardine, Ont., 6 acres;
N.T. Greathead, 5 acres; R. G. Greathead.
Oakland, 10 acres: R. A. Barker, Kan Fran
cisco, 10 acres; N. D. Barker, Tancred, 10
acres; Dr. K. Favor, San Francisco, 27 acres;
J. P. Brownlee, Kincardine, Ont., 9 acres; W.
T. Barnett, Berkeley, 5 acres; M. P. Brown,
10 acres; Chas. Brook, Sr., Oakland, 10 acres;
W. C. Boutelle, Borkeley, 20 acres; Mrs. T.
A. Crellin, Oakland, 5 acres; C. H. Peach,
Tancred, 5 acres; H. C. Ellis, Oakland, 10 acres;
J. Vanstone, Winnipeg, 10 acres; E. A. Van
stone, Tancred, 5 acres; E. Wadsworth, Sac
ramento, 5 acres; M. A. Thomas, Oakland, G
acres; James Graham, San Francisco, li
acres; A. Stark, 12 acres; J. Stark, 10 acres;
Mrs. |(. Vrooman, 6 acres; C. E. Snook, 10
acres; C. T. Greathead, 12 acres; Wm. Mc-
Kay, 5 acres; Mrs. Wm. McKay, Oakland, 5
acres; Mrs. E. C. Wooley, Brooklyn, N. V., IO
acres; Mra. 11. Beckley, Oakland, 5 acres; T
A. Marriett, 5 acres; J. C. Harrison. Tancred,
5 acres. The land reserved by the Colouy
Company, including townsite, consists of Gl