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THE KATIOAIi TKIBUE: WASHXGTCW, X. C, MAEOH 25, 18S2.
BLUE AND GRAY.
" O mother, -what do they mean by bluoT
Ami what do they mean by crny? "
"Viis heard from the lipn of b little child
As the bounded in from play.
TSi mother's eyes tilled up -with tears I
he turned to her darling fair,
4- smoothed auny from the sunny brow
Ii 1 1 leisures of jroltlcn hair.
. ly. mother's eye? arc blue, my owed,
!.' ;rrandpa's hair is jrray,
!.. xUv love we bear our darling child
t " tronjier every day."
irtuhutdid they moan?" persisted the child ;
" t i Ih i two cripples to-day,
Anl "' of them taid he fought for the blue,
Tiw other, he fought for the gray.
Xow he of the blue had lost a leg,
And the other had but ono arm.
And both eemed worn and weary and ead,
Yet jtheir greeting wns kind and warm.
Thiy told of battles in days gone by,
Till it made my young blood thrill;
The leg was lost at Fredericksburg,
And the arm at Malvern Hill.
"They sat on the stone at the farmyard gntfl,
And talked for an hour or more,
Till their eyes grew bright and their hearts grew
"With lighting their battles o'er;
And parted nt last with a friendly grasp,
In a kindly, brotherly way,
Each calling on God to speed the tliao
Uniting the blue and the gray "
Then the mother thought of other days
Two stalwart boys from her riven ;
How they knelt at her side and lispingly prayed,
" Our Father which art In heaven ; "
How one wore the gray and other the blue;
How they passed away from the sight,
And hod gone to the land where the gray and bluo
Arc merged in colors of light.
Romance of a Century Ago
On the 23d of December, 1783, the floor of
the Senate Chamber at Annapolis was filled
to overflowing by stately dames and gentle
maidens who had flocked to the capitol as
if the weight of state questions had been for
this one hour intrusted to their wise delibera
tions. Washington, the mighty yet unam
bitious hero of the time, while still the idol
of the public heart, was on this day to lay
down his laurels by resigning to Congress
his commission of commander-in-chief of the
brave little army whose triumplis he had
directed and whose sufferings he had shared.
Accompanied by his aides, Colonel Benja
min "Walker and Colonel David Humphreys,
the officers appointed as escort, "Washington
entered the hall where the assembled Con
gress awaited him, every manly voice among
the spectators cheering, and every feminine
kerchief waving an enthusiasm of approval
and welcome: but tho cheers wcro hushed
into breathless silence by the first words of
the great hero's dignified address, to which
Goncral Mifflin, as President of tho Senate,
made an eloquent and appropriate reply.
On "Washington's loft stood the valiant
soldier Colonel John Eager Howard, of
Maryland, and facing Colonel Howard, con
spicuous among tho foremost group of Sena
tors, was General Read, of South Carolina,
thehoro of this short legend of a by-gone
love. How little did either of these young
men, strangers to one another, dream of tho
day to come when a son and the daughter of
each were to become husband and wife to
the daughter and son of tho other!
Many were the men whoso names were ai
rily distinguished, or to become historic,
who were present, either is members of
C'-'isres5? or spectators of the impressive
s'rif. Madison.. Jefferson, Monroe; Lee
-S Virginia, Osgood of Massachusetts, Mor
i i of Pennsylvania, McComb of Delaware,
and General Otho "Williams, Generals Smith
and Swan, of Maryland. Tho well-known
Charles Carroll of Carrollton was accompanied
bv his two daughters, one of whom was
afterwards, as Mrs. Caton, the mother to the
celebrated trio of American beauties who
b'-ca'.ne. respectively Lady Stafford, the Mar
chioness of "Wellesley, and the Dutchess of
r.ut absorbing as was the attention given
to Washington by tho august assemblage of
heroes and patriots, who recognized in him
the greatest hero and patriot of any, the
young Carolinian's eyes wandered up-'to the
gallery above, where Mrs. Washington, with
her young grandchildren at her knee, was
seated in all the dignity and legitimate
pride of the wife who crowns herself with
her husband's glory.
Grouped around her chair were the three
Calvert sisters, Maryland's blood royal, the
family of Lord Baltimore; and never was
the fame of Maryland beauty better main
tained than by the contrasting loveliness of
the youngest, Miss Ariana Calvert, with tho
more brilliant charms of her eldest sisters,
who had been espoused dnring all tho perils
of tho war, both on the same evening, tho one
by Washington's step-son, Parke Cnstis, and
the other by Mr. George Stuart, of Mary
Land. It is told of these gentlemen that each re
ceived the announcement of the birth of a
son born on tho same day, a year after the
marriages while on tho battle-field.
But it was not the rich bloom or dark
eyes of the beautiful young matrons which
so riveted the attention of the yonng South
erner that even the sublime presence of
Washington was for a time forgotten. To
his eyes the youngest sister was much the
fairest; and ho gazed up at the unconscious
young girl until the friend at his elbow, Mr.
James Monroe too thorough a Virginian
not to recognize the phenomena of a love at
first sight whispered her name in his ear,
and the offer to present him before the lady
quilled Annapolis town for her home in the
country. The offer was gratefully accepted,
and ere the winter was half over Miss Cal
vert was affianced to her eager and enrap
tured young lover; but not, alas! with the
entire consent and approbation of her fam
ily and friends, and thence rose the cloud
which darkened the horizon of this love
As usual, the passion youth defies, ago
coldly ignored. The Carolinian was
wealthy, of prominent position and good
birth, and of distinguished education ; but
the lady was threatened with decline. She
wsis also the youngest darling of tho house
hold : her sisters had married so well, yet
remained in their midst; and her family
srew more and more reluctant that this
umparative stranger should bear, away their
teatl r and fragile flower to his far-off South
ern home, to pine away, and die perhaps,
oat of sight and hearing of those who had
loved her fro:-.i her cradle ; and the angered
lov;r saw the feeble health of his lady-love
give way under the conflict of duty with
feeling, until she became indeed seriously
But tho passionate Southerner was not to
have the woman of his heart granted to his
wishes. The sensibility which could doom
the gentle Ariana Calvert to an early death
could not permit her to sacrifice family af
fection to her own. and her lover's happi
ness. What bitter tears and faltering
words were exchanged in their parting none
can tell ; but the miniatures, given once as
the fair token of union, each still retained,
to be sorrowful consolation and reminder of a
life-long separation. Harper for April.
A BUFFALO HUNT IN SOUTH AFRICA.
I had been hunting from break of day,
and although I had seen a number of anto
lopes and other animals interesting to a
sportsman, they were so wild that it was
impossible to como within fair shooting
range. Moreover, I had the misfortune to
be mounted on a very slow horse, which had
only sufficient speed to be useful in the
chase of elephants. It was, nevertheless,
very steady, and stanch as a rock, making it
invaluable in pursuit of tho latter game.
After I had been quiet for a few hours
during the heat of the day, a Bushman came
to me with the information that there was a
large herd of buffalo close at hand.
As meat was much wanted, I hastened the
saddling, and hurriedly departed for the
scene of action, with the Bushman as guide,
leaving word for tho rest of my followers to
come as soon as possible.
Tho country was beautiful in this locality.
There was a large flat expanse covered with
grass, in parts extremely rank, and dotted
over hero and there with scattered trees,
while at intervals of half a mile or more
kopjies an immense jumblo of rocks
would crop up to tho height of several hun
dred feet. These masses of rock deserve a
word of notice, for they aro a peculiar fca-
i ture of tropical South Africa. Invariably
they are composed of a brilliant red sand
stone, or of a rusty brown metalic-looking
formation, and from their detached and
broken positions induce the beholder to
think that some powerful voleinic force had
shoved them up to their present elevated po
Strange a3 it may appear, they are ever
covered with a considerable amount of veg
etation, particularly wild fig, some varieties
of palms, and numerous descriptions of
creepers, although it is utterly impossible
that there can be any soil or moisture about
To see tho setting or rising sun glistening
off these masses of rock is a sight never to
be forgotten, for every corner or cranny
seems to be possessed of jewels of most
wonderful brilliancy that reflects every
shade of light possessed by the rainbow.
The buffaloes were soon found, and with
a duo amount of caution I succeeded in
approaching within thirty paces of a very
fine young but full-grown bull. The better
to make sure of my aim. I dismounted, and
gave tho gamo both barrels from my eight
bore. The thud, thud, in responso told mo
that they had hit, while a stacger forward
and attempt to lie down said that they had
been well plaecd.
My horse, which wa3 behind an ant-hill,
on which grew numerous bushes, I now left,
and walked up to tho buffalo, which I did
not for a moment doubt would never regain
its legs. . But in this I was mistaken, for no
sooner did the wounded beast see me than
it recovered its legs and without hesitation
dashed at me. Both barrels I again deliv
ered, at less than fifteen paces.
Still the foo came on ; so at last I was
compelled to resort to the undignified course
of turning on my heels and beating a most
rapid retreat. I felt convinced that my
pursuer had his speed impeded by the
wounds ho had received, for I gained the
ant-hill and clambered up it, but not before
his horns were in unpleasant nearness to
my person. But hero I was safe, for
although tho buffalo again and again at
tempted to climb its steep sides, he utterly
failed. At length the horse eiught his eye,
and on him he now sought to vent his
wrath, but the old steed simply cantered or
trotfed, as occasion demanded, ronnd my
I think it could searccly have been possi
ble to have witnessed a more ridiculous
scene, for my mount would not be driven
off, nor would the bull give up the chase. I
had now time to load, and, waiting for a clear
broadside shot, I tumbled Mr. Buff over in
his tracks. Immediately the shot was fired,
the old horse actually turned round to see
the result, then walked up to the fallen foe,
and examined him, as if with tho eyes of an
experienced judge in shooting matters.
I have killed a great many buffalo with
one bullet; seldom have I required more
than two. But, from some unexplainablo
eanse, you will occasionally come across an
animal that it appears impossible to deprive
of life, although your shooting looks, when
inspecting the body, to have been perfectly
correct. Harper's Young Tcoplc.
DOROTHY DOLEFUL'S SAD VENTURE.
It sometimes seems odd and yet it isn't
that somo people in this world aro so ex
travagantly fond of the doleful, feast upon
all things which harrow up tho soul, and
delight in adding to the darkness of a life
already dark enough. A morbidly bilious
temperament is the cause, and they who
have a disposition so affected naturally find
relief by comparing their ills with those of
Widow Dorothy Doleful had lost three
husbands and nine sous upon the remorse
less sea. She married in a sea-faring com
munity, and the nautical inclinations of her
husbands and children had decked her head
twelve times with a black bonnet and the
weed of mourning.
But the Widow Doleful, though she had
& humane heart, had a tough one, in some
respects. Her grief was- like that of many
other widows. With a charming system it
duly observed the outward ceremonies pre
scribed by the world, but did not so penetrate
her soul as to make her heart break, or pre
vent her from looking about for another
She was Born with a passionate fondness
for tho gloomy side of life, and the atmos
phere of sorrow was wholesome to her. She
thrived under her affliction like an ivy vine
in the shade, and related dismal tales with a
deep feeling of satisfaction. After her doz
enth bereavement she one day betook herself
to a little polite thinking, and, said the
widow to herself as she smoothed the
wrinkles of her black silk gown
"This here won't do at all ! It won't do
for me to marry any raoro sailors! They
are all the timo dying at sea, and their sons
keep naturally doing the same likewise
just as the young ducks follow the old ones
into the water as soon as they break shell.
What's bred in the bono will never como out
of the flesh. My next husband shall get his
living on land, and if I have my choice he
shall hate water like a dog that has tho
hydrophoby. Particularly as I am getting
old now and can't afford to lose moro'a one
more dear hnshand; husbands ain't so plenty
to get. arter we're forty-five!"
So the widow cheered up on tho strength
of her new resolution, and, having disposed
of her effects in her native town on tho sea
board, moved herself, "all sole alone," to
another town in an inland State.
It was fortunate for the widow that she
moved where she did, as tho town boasted
of two railroads and a eaual, and a river and
a lake were not many mile3 off, so that the
neighborhood was likely to have plenty of
fresh bad news of railroad accidents, sfcantr
boat disasters and eanal boatmen rows,inder
pendent of the interesting chapters of' hor
rors brought by tho newspapers from all
parts of the world and parts adjacent.
Widow Dorothy Doleful had not long set
tled herself down in the town of Wocberry
before she mado the acquaintance of nearly
every widow in the place.
Widowhood has a great attractive power,
and a great fund of interesting knowledge,
including that of woman's heart, might be
furnished to the world could the interesting
views of weed-sick widows be all faithfully
related. Practical experience is a great
thing in all trades and sorrow makes folks
Our Widow Doleful, having had the ad
vantage of all tho other widows in having
lost so many husbands, became a center of
attraction to them, and consequently there
was hardly any thing, in the female way,
but black that ever visited her house.
Widows, widows, widows, kept pouring
and pouring in, and had it not been that
their cheerful faces belied their sad habili
ments the very walls would have becu
moved to sympathy, echoed with sighs and
streamed with tears.
Though this pen is well acquainted with
all that those widows said, in their various
interviews with the Widow Dorothy Dole
ful, it would refuse tho ink were an attempt
made to wield it in the betrayal of confidence.
It never does such things. It is, however,
willing, for a consideration, to give what the
widow said to some of her sister widows on
ono oceosion, in order to convey the idea of
her style of taste, and thought, and talk.
On tho ono occasion referred to she had
received two letters, black sealed, from home,
and was just preparing to break them open,
and have a rich treat, when three or four
mourners came trotting in.
After the conventional salutes, and the
visitors had each gladly accepted the invita
tion "to take their bonnets off," Mrs. Dole
ful opened her soul as follows:
"Such a dretful accident as I've just read
in tho paper! A steamboat's busted on the
lake, and about sixty people blown sky
high! O, dear! Them steamboats is always
busting. I shouldn't wonder if wo all had
some relations or friends or something aboard
and perhaps they've blown up, too ! It would
be some satisfaction t know it, just to set
our minds to rest, but the names haven't
come yet poor souls ! "
With great effort she managed to l
sigh, and one little tear crept out ,
eye, which, notwithstanding, looked ;
fit! as ever, and not a sign of angi
hibited itself in her face at all. i t
tinned, with renewed animation :
"I'vo just got two fetters from home!
Both sealed with black", which shows that
somebody's dead ! O, dear! I s'poso Itmust
read 'em. I hardly dare to open 'era, though.
0, dear! it seems as if everybody was dying.
I shouldn't wonder if ono was Polly Crocker.
It Is a wonder she hadn't died long ago, for
the poor thing was always ailing. She tried
all the patent medicines, for she had most
everything ; but there's no tolling what was
the matter with her, for she never got cured.
How sickly somo people be ! Well I sup
pose I must read my letters."
With this she broke one seal, but very re
luctantly, for she hated to abbreviate the
pleasure of anticipation.
" I hope the news won't overcome you,"
said one of the widows, winking to tho
others, who were laughing behind gayly
embroidered handkerchiefs. " Can you bear
bad news well ? "
"Oh, no! I'm a shocking bad hand at
that. Bad news always goes to my stomach.
Ever since my last husband died I've been a
shocking bad hand to bear bad news. Per
haps it is the climate that makes it. The
climate is very poor, and growing worse and
worse every day. Once I could stand the
east wind, but now I ean't stand any wind
at all. Sometimes it seems to me as if there
was cholera or yellow fovcr or sickness of
some kind in all the air in this country, and
then I think perhaps it will kill off all the
white folks just as it used to the poor red
Injuns. That's what old Mr. Foresight used
to think. Oh, dear! He's dead, too. He
married Betsy Pall. She died within a year,
and he had to marry Mrs. Sally Snapper to
get rid of his grief and care of the child.
He hadn't becu dead more'n a week afore
she married married let mo see; who did
Sally who did Mrs. who did she marry ?
But, Lord! I forgot my letters! I must
read them. Excuse mo a bit."
With a very faint "Oh, dear!" she now
read the two missives, while the other widows
engaged in lively chat upon man and matri
mony, with many significant nods and winks
and giggles, general and particular, from
which they were finally diverted by another
"Oh, dear!" from Mrs. Doleful.
"Any bad news?" askod they.
"Not as bad as I expected," sighed she,
with a look of disappointment.
"Any relative dead ? "
" Only a little one Mrs. Bixby's baby
a cousin of mine whooping cough, and only
four months old. The letter is very affect
ing, but then I never saw the child. I think
Mrs. Bixby's a littlo teched in -the head, or
else what did sho harry up my feelings by
black-sealing a letter for only a littlo baby
This nico distinction and the lachrymose
look of chagrin which accompanied it set all
the other widows in a titter.
Tho Widow Doleful looked grave at first,
but soon a sort of moldy smile stole across
her ffcatuers, like a doubtful cat over a strange
"I don't wonder you smile at such a foolish
pieco of business myself," she said. " I know
sho must bo teched. But this here," placing
her hand upon tho other letter with a look
of respect, " is of some importance. It says
that old Mrs. Timwocks is dead Mrs. Tam
son Timwocks, aged ninety. It sayB :
" 'I now take my pen in hand this timo to
inform you that old Mrs. Tamson Timwocks
is no more. Methinks I hear you say, " What
on earth did sho die of?" Seeing she lived
so long, some folks thought sho couldn't die.
She died of a bucket of whitewash, which it
fell upon her head by accident from an Irish
man, who waa washering the corn barn. Db
is a pity: but, what e.i.i you expect from
foreigners ? Poor M i . Ti mi v. ot-k ! N' more.
Ah over. l':u nirxci: fJoocus.'"
"Poor old critter!'-continued Mrs. Dole
ful. " I;it. I don't care much on aoco'tnt of
her, seeing sh-; was old, and was no relation,
and she bad no friends. Besides, she must
have bueu poory well tired out. Prudent
Rogers ain't long for this world herself
She's sickly and worn out, though she's only
twenty years old. Some folks wear out very
easily. I wonder what she'd ha' doire it
she'd been through what I have. Three
husbands and nine sons, and neery one
alive! Oh, dear! Oh, deary dear! It is
past all account what I suffer sometimes.
There's ono thing I've forgotten to ask," she
suddenly exclaimed, with extraordinary self
control, subduing her deep sorrow "is the
new minister, Rev. Mr. Pinkman, married
The pen refuses to disclose anything fur
ther, save that all the widows were heard to
laugh loudly shortly after, and the Widow
Doleful brightened up; from which it may
be inferred that Mr. Pinkman was "in the
Subsequent developments proved that the
pious parson was in the market, and for the
fourth, and as the widow remarked to her
friends as she prepared herself for the bridal
ceremony, "this is positively my last
"A STORY OF THE WAR" EXPLODED.
A writer in the Philadelphia Press tells "A
Story of the War," that in 1SG4 Early's eam
paign against Washington was part of a
grand plan to release 20,000 confederate
prisoners at Chicago, Columbus, and San
dusky, and form, a great northwestern con
federacy. According to tho narrative, Major
Cole, of the Fifth Tennessee regiment, was
the leader selected for this enterprise, which
was under the general direction of Jacob
Thompson, confederate agent in Canada.
The time fixed for striking the blow was
when Early, by attacking Washington,
should engage the strength of the Union
army, and the Republican national conven
tion was in session at Chicago, where "four
thousand confederate soldiers and sympa
thizers" were ready to join in tho enterprise.
Early's delay in attacking Washington is
assigned as the cause of the postponement of
the plan. General Early in an article in tho
Lynchburg Virginian disposes of this story
in his usual incisive style. He shows that
his march on Washington was first proposed
by General Lee and Jefferson Davis on June
12, 1SG4 ; that after his defeat of Hunter at
Lynchburg and return to Staunton, the ex
pedition was left entirely in his discretion by
General Lee; that its object was solely a
demonstration against Washington, made to
draw oft Union forces before Petersburg;
that General Lee expressly instructed him
that it would bo impossible to tako Wash
ington. He states that while at Sharpsburg,
on his way to Washington, he received an
order from General Leo to send a force to
Point Lookout to co-operate with a naval
brce in an effort to release the prisoners
here, and that he did send General Bradley
2. Johnson to execute that order, but, find
ing two corps of the Union army had arrived
from Petersburg, he recalled General John
son while on the march, after ho had crossed
the Baltimore and Washington Railroad, on
his way to Point Lookout. And, final
General Early administers the coup de grace
to the story by showing that his demonstra
tion before Washington was on the 12th of
July, while the Chicago convention did not
meet until August 31, and therefore there
could have been no connection between the
A CLAIMANT FOR THAD. STEVEN'S
Dr. Thaddous N. Stevens, of Indiana, has
claimed the residue of the estate of Thad
deus Stevens, of Pennsylvania, as heir-at-law.
The Old Commoner's will was a very pecu
liar one. In the event of his favorite nephew,
Thad. Stevens, Jr., keeping sober for five
years he was to receive a certain amount of
tho estate; keeping sober for five years long
er, he was to receive a certain other amount,
and, keeping sober for 15 years, he was to re
ceive all the estate save a few small bequests.
Not living up to theso terms, young Thad
was to receive S00 per annum during his
life, and this he accepted, burying his tal
ents and his life in an insatiable indulgence
in strong drink. The will provided in this
event the residua provided it amounted to
50,000 was to go to tho founding of an
orphan asylum. The claim is now mado
because the amount docs not reach 50,000.
The two surviving executors were about
arranging for the transfer of the fund to tho
Children's Home of Lancaster, when the suit
AN EDITOR GETS HALF A MILLION
The Bourne will case at Newport, R. I.,
has terminated in an unexpected manner,
and Allen Thorndike Rice, editor of tho
North American Jicvicw, will receive his 500,
000, besides one-third part of tho residue of
tho estate. The facts of the case are briefly
these : Mis. M. A. Thorndike, widow, mar
ried Mr. Bourne, of Boston, a wealthy bache
lor. She had three daughters, namely, Mr.
Rice's mother, tho Countess Bannelos, and
another, who also married a foreigner. Mrs.
Rico died before her mother's second mar
riage. The other two daughters were bit
terly opposed to it, and they treated their
stepfather most discourteously. Mr. Rico,
howover, entertained filial regard for Mr.
Bourne, who frequently expressed a desire to
advance tho young man's interests. Mr.
Bourne's will left his property to his wifo,
who in turn bequeathed to her grandson a
sum equal to about that which sho received
from her second husband, $500,000, in addi
tion to a third of the residue, which would
have been his mother's share. When tho
bill eamo up for probate it was opposed by
the daughter, through counsel, as Mrs.
Bourne directed in her will that her sons-in-law
should have no part in tho management
of tho estate, as they were foreigners a class
she disliked. It is thought by many that
they wero instrumental in bringing about
the opposition of tho daughters. Judge
Baker probated tho will, and the usual forty
days given to file a formal appeal havo now
just expired without an appeal having been
filed. The result is that the contest is at an
end owing to default.
Young man, if you had one and two-thirds
tons of gold coin, you would bo worth just a
million dollars. Every little piece of gold
you get hold of throw into the junk pile
until you accumulate that weight. You can
sell in and become a rich man,
SENSIBLE ADVICE TO GIRLS.
Senator Davis was bold enough, -owiudays
since, to road a lecture to a number of young
adies who besought Ins assist.-, iiciin obtain
ing clerkships. Ho said to thm : ' Wbv t
you not go out and learn to b-eome rooks,
hauekcepers. chambermaids, if y.m jd"ae.
and then you will be certain of a good home
and independence. People will then be run
ning aftPr you instead of you running after
them, and the position of a respectable ser
vant in a good family is one infinitely to be
preferred to that of hanging to some beggar
ly office, dependent on the whim or will
of some brtreaurrat."
No plan has ever yet been devised in this
country for making house service popular or
desirable. Everywhere, in large cities and
small villages, iu town and country, there is,
and for many years has been, a want of com
petent and reliable house servants. Tho
demand is always far in excess of the sup
ply. Tho word "servant" to American
girls carries with it an odor of servitude
and degradation which no amount of rea
soning Can dispel. Thousands submit to
conditions infinitely worse than house ser
vice, rather than rank themselves with men
ials. The consequence is, that but for im
migrants American housewives would be
compelled to be their own cooks and cham
bermaids, though there are thousands suf
fering for the want of employment. "Any
thing, rather than work in somebody's
kitchen," i3 the uniform reply of many who
live from hand to mouth from one yeir's end
to the Other. Women from other countries
who come here with no such false notions,
soon become imbued with them. Efforts
have been made by a number of prominent
ladies to correct this state of things by
educating girls to superior excellence in
houseservice,so as to command higher wages,
but the result has not met their expecta
tions. The tendency to seek any other em
ployment to fly from house service at the
first opportunity, to anything still con
tinues, and probably will continue Women
have as much right to seek clerkships at
Washington as have men. There are hun
dreds thero of excellent character who are
efficient in their places. But no one familiar
with Washington life and the peculiar perils
of that metropolis would advise a good
woman io ask or accept a clerkship there
Senator Davis knew what he was talking
about when ho urged young women to enter
house service at home rather than small
clerkships at Washington. Report says
that his auditors flounced out of his apart
ments highly indignant at his suggestion,
but there are many in the Departments who
would be glad to commence life again with
an opportunity of going into house service
father than official lifo. Indianapolis Jour
nal. A YOUNG GIRL'S CURIOUS BRACELET.
A young lady from Pennsylvania, who has
just returned from Florida, where, with a
party of friends, she has been reveling in the
beauty of the flowery land, brought with
her as a souvenir of her visit a liv,e. alligator
about six inches long. The party are stop
ping at one of our hotels, and propose re
maining hero a couple of weeks. The fair
damsel from the Keystone State, unwilling
to trust her amphibious pet to tho risk of
transportation to her home, concluded to
keep it in a little cage in her room until her
departure, when she could look after it her
self on the journey.
While playing with it on Monday evening
in her room she accidentally knocked the
top Off the cage, and the scaly, diminutive
monster escaping, made a jump and light
ed on her fair young arm, and proceeded to
transfer himself into a bracelet, as it were,
emitting at the same time from his gaping
month a hissing noise. The young lady's
frantic shrieks soon brought to herasssist-.
anco her friends, who were occupying the
adjoining rooms, and the scaly saurian was
finally secured and returned to its " little
bed" in the cage. Savannah Kcics.
WANTED TO MARRY. HIS AUNT.
Bert M. Stephenson was found guilty at
the term Of the Lawrenceville superior court
yesterday for the murder of his aunt, Mrs.
Clementina Stephenson, on August 16 last.
The murderer is a steward in the Methodist
church and respected farmer. He had once
lived with his aunt for two years, made love
to her and wanted her to marry him, but
she refused. He then married and had two
children by his wifo, when he renewed his
proposals and wanted the aunt to, go away
with him and leavo his family. Sho refused
again and told him to leave her and never
trouble her again. Last summer ho met
her in a road alouo and told her he was go
ing to stop her going around over the country
before long and she said that if he did she
hoped to live to tell who did it.
A conversation took place a short time
prior to the murder, and she was then en
gaged in preparations for her marriage with
a Mr. Hiram Young, which was to havo
taken place a day or two after she was
shot. The woman lived to identify hisi as
having shot her, though the statement is
discredited by friends of the nephew. From
the high standing of the parties in tho
community, singular interest is attached to
the proceedings. Atlanta Dispatch to Cin
BROTHERS IN DEADLY COMBAT.
Th Charleston (S. C.) Neics and Courier
says news has been received of a shocking
tragedy in Chesterfield county. William
and John Baker wero brothers. The for
mer, thoogh quite young, was a widower
and anxious to marry again. His brother
John had a very attractive daughter, and
William had fallen in lovo with her despite
the fact that she was his niece. Her father
opposed the suit, and on this account there
was some bad feeling between tho brothers.
Thursday night William went to his
brother's house to talk with tho young lady
of his choice, and thero met her father.
Both men had been drinking, and William,
being disposed to bo hilarious, managed to
get hold of his brother's revolver and fired
it Off in the house. John remonstrated with
him, and asked him what he meant by such
behavior, whereupon William fired the
pistol again. John then sprang upon him.
A deadly icufflo ensued. The younger
brother had tho pistol, but the two were
clutched together so that he could not cock
it, and dropped it to get hold of his knife.
John in t& meantime whipped out his own
dirk and stabbed William fatally before
the latter eould use his knife effectively.
John BftkeT has surrendered himself. Ho
claims to havo acted entirely in self-defense
from beginning to end. William was tho
favorite son of the aged father of the two
men, who has announced his purpose to do
all he can to secure John's conviction.
' SIpvi? nnd o-" line tlu.vejs i:e now worn
! and iargu pulfcapots "vill httvMsh
!: sort tir .host's.
j'td'-i rn! foulards are made, up as Mother
II '.iVi'tr I u:.?ppers.
Maiden-hair fern is mixed with orange
b!o-aom i'ov brides' drcs-ses.
Embroidery patterns,, done in feathers, ap
pear on new ball droses.
Small mantles of figured Indian cashmere
are worn with black dresses.
Clipped feather rosettes, in pink shades,
trim newly imported bonnets.
Pure white, without any yellow Or ecru,
tinge, will bo more fashionable than the
creams and ecrus. ' ''
New moire silks have large satin flowers
on a moire ground, or vice versa, moire
flowers on a satin ground.
Gray pink, or ashes of roses, with mora
rose than ashes in the combination, appears
among the new aesthetic colors.
The passion flower is a favorite design in
printed sateens, and percales are used mors
than silk for fancy costumes.
New French overdresses are looped exceed
ingly high on the sides, with full drapery ia
the back, held by wide sashes, or gay-colored
Some costly antique dresses, made in the
style of tho sixteenth century, have lately
been ordered from Paris by ladies in New
York and Washington.
Poke bonnets, with crowns of gay-colored
Turkish plaited plush, and immense brims
of beaver bordered with fur trimmings, ar
Kid bodices, with bands to trim the dress
of the same material, fans, sandals, and
gloves, all richly hand-embroidered or hand
painted, are fast growing in favor in Paris.
Fishes, birds, flower garlands, "lunar
dots, fern leaves, arabesques, moons and odd,
geometrieal and heraldic figures are to com
pose the figures upon some of the new spring
NEWS FOR THE LADIES.
Jay Gould can-show fifty-three mfllionfl.
We congratulate Mrs. Gould. No spring
bonnet is too expensive for her.
At the first exhibition of the Woman
Society of Painters and Sculptors, now be
ing held in Paris, thirty-six ladies contrib
uted ninety-four works.
Beauless young ladies wiU be at a loss to
understand tho circumstances which drove
an Indianapolis girl to put on male attire
"to keep the boys from bothering her."
Said the sailor to his sweetheart: "I know
that ladies care little about nautical matters,
but if you had your choice of a ship, what
kind of a one would you prefer? " She cast
down her eyes, blushed, and whispered: "A,
About fifty women graduates of Yarious
colleges recently met at Boston to discuss
i the higher education of women. It was
decided that physical culture is the great
necessity for Ameriean women, and the"
establishment of physical education in the
schools was urged.
Fatima Ben Ali was a young Arab girl,
with whom a French subaltern fell in love
some months ago.in Tunis. He was wound
ed in one of the fights there and taken to a
hospital in Paris. Fatima followed him,
and reached the city only to learn that he
had died of his wonnds. Taken ill with
brain fever, the girl was sent to another of
the public hospitals, where she soon ended
THINGS TO MAKE A NOTE OP.
Dark Staixs. To stain the white par
of a black walnut board of the same color
as the rest apply a thin asphaltum stain -asphaltum
dissolved in turpentine.
Attend to the Teeth. Some of the sever
est cases of neuralgia, temporal, facial and
ophthalmic, arise from impaired teeth, often,
in cases where the teeth themselves give no
tronble, and none save the acutest medical
intelligence can trace any relation betweea
the fierce attacks in the eye, ear or temple,
perhaps, and the carious tooth that gives no
Cement fOR Glassware. For mending
valuable glass objects, which would be disfig
ured by common cement, chrome cement
maybe used. This is a mixture of fiveparts of
gelatine to one of a solution of acid chro
mate of lime. The broken edges are covered
with this, pressed together and exposed to
sunlight, the effect of the latter being to
render tho compound insoluble even in boil
How to Clean Corsets. Take out the
steels at front and sides, then scrub thor
oughly with tepid or cold lather of white
castile soap, using a very small scrubbing
brush. Do not lay them in water. When
quite clean, let cold water run on them
freely from the spigot to rinse out the soap
thoroughly. Dry, without ironing (after
pulling lengthwise until they are straight
and shapely,) in a cool place.
Recent, for the Complexion. Make
a linen bag large enough to hold a quart of
bran ; put it in a vessel and pour two quarts
of boiling water on it; let it stand all day,
and at night, on going to bed, take the bag
out and wash tho faco with the brail water.
In the morning wash it off entirely with,
distilled rain-water. In a very short time
it will make a coarse skin feel like velvet.
Bleaciiino Compound. Stir five pounds
of chloride of lime into two pails of warm
water; dissolve ten pounds of Glauber salt
(sulphate ef soda) in one pail of water; also
four pounds sal soda, in one pail of water.
The contents of the four pails can be poured
together and kept in any suitable tight ves
sel. Such a quantity as the above ought to
last a long time, as a dipperfol of it would
bleach a large quantity of linen or other
How Beds are Made Beautifitl. -A
great deal of decorative color is now fashion
able for bed coverings. Silk covers of em
broidery or of rich damasks are used over
the entire bed. Lf a white spread is pre
ferred, it is brightened by a scarf drapery
of rich, dark brocade, that is thrown care
lessly across the foot of the bed. The
Japanese embroidered quilts, and those done
with gilt threads in tapestry designs, are
especially handsome. Antique laces, com
bined with -.white muslin, are used over
colored silk linings for bed spreads, with
pillow spreads to match. A border of red
plush, upon which the lace edge falls, is a
pretty finish ; when not lined, these lace
spreads are used over down comfortables
that are covered -with, rose, bluor red sHi.