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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: "WASMING-TON, D. C, MAY 20, 1882,
mortally "wounded. No braver man, purer
patriot, or more heroic commander ever fell
upon a battle-field.
The death of Colonel Lane seemed to satisfy
the enemy, and as -vvo pursuul our way to
wards the mountain fastnesses whore they
could not follow we heard their exulting
shouts over the prostrate form of our dead
hut ever-beloved and lamented leader. Four
of our number lay dead upon the field,
and we had many wounded. They lost
an equal number of killed, all of whom
were buried where they fell. Here the pur
suit ceased, and after a weary march over
the mountains our party reached the camp
of General S. P. Carter in Kentucky.
CAPT. JOHN L. CLEM, THE DRUMMER
BOY OF CHICAMAUGA.
First-Lieut. John L. Clem, of the army,
better known as the " Drummer Boy of Chic
amauga," has been nominated by the Presi
dent as captain and assistant quartermaster,
vice Capt. Gibbs, deceased. Lieut. Clmi has
for several years been a military instructor
at a "Wisconsin college, and his ability is
highly commended by Adjutant -General
Drum. This young officer's name is con
spicuously mentioned in the history of the
late war, and his.udventures are familiar to
almost every one. There were a number of
oiher officers applicants for the vacancy, and
the selection of this meritorious officer is
considered by his friends and acquaintances
as a high compliment, lie is a son-in-law
of the late Gen. French, so long in command
at Fort Mcllenry.
Those of our younger readers who are not
familiar with the incident at the battle of
Chicamauga above referred to may like to
know something more about the drummer
"boy of Chicamauga.
General John Eobei-tson, in his history of
"Michigan in the "War," gives the following
incident in the early military career of
Johnny Clem :
" In August or September, 1862, and soon
after the Eighteenth and Twenty-second
regiments went to the field. in Kentucky
they were brigaded under command of Col.
Doolittle of the Eighteenth Michigan. The
Government at that time being remarkably
careful of rebel property, both man aud
beast, it became necessary for Col. Doolittle
to issue an order against killing hogs. In
the Twenty-second was the waif Johnny
Clem, who had straggled from his home with
an Ohio regiment and then joined the
Twenty-second Michigan. The first that is
known of rliis little wanderer of ten sum
mers small enough to live in his drum ho
is beating the long roll for the Twenty
becoud. Although a mere child he had
learned all sorts of tricks from the soldier,
and did not yield full obedience to all
orders. One morning the Colonel heard a
musket report in the immediate vicinity of
the camp, and being desirous of finding out
the cause hurried out among the bushes,
and there found Johnny and his victim, a hog,
nearby. "John," said the Colonel, " don't
you know that it is against orders to kill a
hog." "I know it, but, Colonel, I don't intend
to Id any rebel hogs lite me." At Chicamauga
he was a marker. On Sunday of the battle
the little fellow's occupation is gone. lie
picks up a -gun, fallen from some dying
hand, finds ammunition and begins on his
own account, blazing away, close to the
ground like a fire-fly in the grass. Late in
the waning day this waif left almost alone
in the vhirl of battle, a rebel colonel dashes
up, looks down on him, orders his surrender.
"Sturender," he shouts, "you little
Scarcely were the words spoken, when, like a
Hash. Johnny brings his piece to " order arms,"
tiips his hand to the hammer, swings up the
gun to a charge bayonet; the rebel raises
his sabre to strike, the glanciDg barrel lifts
into range and the haughty colonel tumbles
from his horse. Clem was afterwards cap
tured, but says that after most of the regi
ment had been made prisoners by a large
force of rebels aud were being marched to
the rear, they were fired upon by another
rebel force, when he fell as if shot, and after
lying for sometime on the ground, and until
the escort had moved off, he traveled ten
miles to Chattanooga." Johnny's adventures
soon became known in camp and came to
the ears of General Thomas, who sent for
him and had him promoted to a sergeant
and took great interest in him. He served
with his regiment a year longer, when he
was honorably discharged. He has many
letters written him by General Thomas in
a strain of paternal affection, and through
his influence obtained an education, and on
the 18th of December, 1871, he was appointed
second lieutenant in the Twenty - fourth
infantry, and ordered on duty at the artil
lery school at Fortress Monroe. Here he
met his fate and was again captured, this
time by the bright eyes and winsome grace
of a maiden whose petite figure matched
that of the young lieutenant. She is a
daughter of General French and bears the
pretty name Anita. Her father was in com
mand at Fort Mcllenry and Miss Anita was
visiting at Old Point when the meeting took
Captain Clem is universally popular both
in civil and military circles, and no army
promotion has given more general satisfac
tion than that above referred to.
ADMIRAL RODGERS' WILL.
The will of Rear Admiral John Rodgers
was made in June, 1879, and in case he died
before his wife to her was given all the es
tate of every description absolutely. In case
he should survive her, then he leaves to his
son, "William L. Rodgers, United States navy,
the silver plate received by the deceased
from his mother, and which was presented
to his father by the city of Baltimore. Also,
tim silver water vase, engraved with the
fight between the Weehawkeu and the At
lanta : also, his .Russian sword. All the resi
due of the silver plate is to be divided into five
equal parts, of which "William receives one,
and Frederica Louisa and Helen Theodosia,
his daughters, two parts each. In the event
of the children dying, the plate is to be di
vided equally between the other two of their
descendants. All the residue of the estate,
real, personal and mixed, is to be divided
among his children.
THE JEFFERSON MONUMENT.
In accordance with the joint resolution of
Congress recently approved by the President
authorizing the appropriation of $10,000 for the
erection of a monument over the grave of
Thomas Jefferson at Monticcllo, Va., Secretary
Frclinghuysen has requested the Secretary oi
"War to detail Colonel Casey, of the Army, who
also'hfcs charge of the work on the Washington
monument, to superintend the erection of the
monument, which will he about fourteen feet
high, of plain granite, inclosed within an iron
fence. No plan has been decided upon yet, but
it seems to be the general impression that a
plain granite, obelisk will he selected.
For The Natiojtat. Tktbu:.t.
MOTHER IS THE BATTLE OVER ?
by mrs. r. c. noss.
Mother is the buttle over ?
Thousands have been slnin, they say.
Is my father coining, tell mo
Have our soldiers gained the day?
Is ho well or is he wounded ;
Alothor do yon think he's slain
If you know I pray yon tell me,
Will my father come again?
Mother dear, you're always sighing
Since you last the papers read.
Tell mo why you now are crying
"Why lhat.cap is on your head '.'
Ah ! I tee you cannot tell me ;
Father's one among the slain;
'Though he loved as very dearly.
He will never come again.
LINCOLN MONUMENT ASSOCIATION.
At a recent meeting of the trustees of the
Lincoln Monument Association held in this
city there were present General Nathaniel
P. Banks,- of Massachusetts; Hon. Godlove
S. Orth, of Indiana: General Halbert E.
Paine, of Wisconsin ; Hon. Charles O'Neill,
of Pennsylvania,, and Hon. John Hill, of
New Jersey. Permanent officers of the asso
ciation wero elected, as follows: General
Nathaniel P. Banks, president (in place of
Hon. Thos. Harlan, resigned) ; Hon. Godlove
S. Orth, vice president; Edward McPhcr
son, of Pennsylvania, aud John W. Thomp
son, of the District of Columbia, secre
taries. Vacancies among the original
trustees having occurred by the deaths of
Messrs. Alexander W. Randall, John F
Driggs, Thos. A. Jcnckes, Orris S. Ferry,
Francis Thomas, Horace Maynard, John F.
Benjamin and Daniel Toisley, the following
persons were elected to fill the vacancies:
Messrs. David 1C. Cartter, Omer D. Conger,
Edward MePhcron, Henry B. Anthony,
Jos. R. Hawley, Jno. A. J. Creswell, Mont
gomery C. Meig3 and Nathan Goff, Jr. The
deaths of Managers Francis Thomas, Richard
Yates, Alexander W. Randall, Nathaniel G.
Taylor and Henry D. Cooke were announced,
and the following perrons chosen to fill the
vacancies: Messrs. John A. J. Creswell,
Montgomery C. Meigs, David K. Cartter, Edw.
McPherson and Spencer F. Baird.
GUITEAU'S LIFE IN JAIL.
About the time the jail guards are "turn
ing out in the morning that is, opening the
cell doois for the puiposc of bringing out
the tubs, at about G or G o'clock, says a
receut visitor to the Washington jail, Guiteayi
rises from his couch aud dresses, and between
that time and breakfast reads his Bible a lit
tle. The guard, in passing, calls out, " How
do you feel this morning?" and he answers,
generally cheerfully, "I am feeling first
rate ; have had a good night s rest." His
breakfast is brought in about S o'clock. The
usual bill of faro is three eggs, six or eight
pieces of toast bread, a piece of beefsteak,
from one-half to three-quarters of a pound,
a dish of fried potatoes and a pot of coffee.
This is cooked in the kitchen, and he has an
arrangement with the cooks by which he
pays for his coffee, (for he says he don't like
the taste of the Rio coffee supplied to the
prisoners,) and also for a portion of the other
articles, aud for their cooking. After break
fast he cleans tip his cell, puts his books in
order, reads a little and embraces the privi
lege of exercising in tho corridor for an hour.
This he enjoys, and commencing his walk
slowly, gradual!' increases his speed, work
ing his arms as well as his legs actively.
Gradually ho slows down and then will Bit
down in a chair at the lower end of the cor
ridor aud cool off. Returning to his cell he
takes up his Bible again and reads for some
time perhaps receiving a visitor or two
for when he returns to his cell he is locked
in again. About one o'clock his dinner is
brought to him, and this is a repetition of
his breakfast, except that sometimes a varia
tion is made in the style of cooking. Dur
ing the day he also eats several apples or
oranges. After this heretofore he has spent
the time in receiving visitors, but now, as
these have been cut off, he hardly knows
how to spend his time after his one hour's
exerciss. Yesterday he was quite low
spirited. One of the guards found him for
the first time during the day, when not sick,
lying down. Asking him if he did not feel
low-spirited he replied: " Yes, there is no
business doing, and I might as well be lying
here." About 5 o'clock he again takes exer
cise. His supper is very similar to his other
meals. Afterwards, sitting at his table he
reads some, or sitting near the window will
hum or whistle a tunc; but his early train
ing as a whistler never amounted to much.,
apparently. He sometimes whistles a hymn
tune of Moody and Sankey, and other per
sons joining in renders sleeping impossible
till the music is checked. About 8 or 8
o'clock he lies down, but his sleep is not
heavy, and, in fact, he wakes on the least
sound. Whenever the guards make their
rounds he raises his head. It will bo seen
that his daily food is from 1 to 2 pounds of
beef, 0 egg3, 15 to 18 slices of bread, besides
fried potatoes and coffee and fruit. It is,
therefore, not to be wondered that he is fat
tening. The first religious exercises held in Gui
teau's cell were some weeks ago, when a col
ored Baptist minister engaged in prayer
with him ; next he received two visits from
the evangelists, Bentley and Jones ; and a
layman from Baltimore about a week ago
succeeded in drawing him out more than any
other has done. Guiteau is well read in the
scriptures and when asked if he knows some
religious sentiment or fact, he usually dis
misses the subject by remarking " Oh, yes, I
know that. It waused during the Moody
and Sankey meetings in which I worked."
The Baltimore layman asked Guiteau how he
felt spiritually, and he answered, "I have no
doubt but I am the Lord's man."
" But,' said the layman " Have you made
your peace with God?"
'Yes," said Guiteau, "I did that twenty
" And you believe in the doctrines of the
Protestant churches?" queried the layman.
Reading the account of Nicodemus com
ing to the Savior, the layman asked, "Do
you believe in the necessity of a new birth?
and have you experienced it?"
''I firmly believe," answered Guiteau,
" thatl experienced a new birth about twen
ty years ago, and such birth is necessary ior
salvation. I have tried, loo, to live up to my
, The layman then prayed with him and
took his leave.
Much has been said as to " privileges " al
lowed the prisoner in jail, and an attempt
has been made to mike it appear that the
jail officials make too much of him. The
fact is that in reality Guiteau has not so
much privilege as is usually accorded pris
oners charged with a capital offence, for he
is isolated from other prisoners. Although
he ha3 two cells, one for a sleeping apart
ment and another for use during the day.
the latter is not given him because he de
sires it, but because, being a prisoner con
demned to death, who gives much of his
time to leading and writing, to keep him
continually in one cell (which, by the way,
is but 5 by S feet) gives him but little room
for a table for his books. It is no fault of
the jail officials that he has had so many
visitors heretofore, for the most of them
have been admitted on letters from officers
in authority, and most of them have been
strangers here. Indeed, among the visitors
every country and every clime is represent
ed. The statements, too, that Guiteau has
been fed on the fat of the land, cannot be
borne out, for, with the exception of the
extras he took at the courthouse during the
trial, his diet has been from the first, good,
substantial, plain food. General, if his
meat has been sweet and the quantity suffi
cient, he has been satisfied. It is customary
in the cases of "candidates for the gallows"
to allow them whatever they call for in the
shape of food, aud the prisoners, Stone, Bed
ford and Qucenau, all fared well under this
rule, and better than Guiteau is faring.
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MR. BENNETT'S NEWYACHT.
Mr. James Gordon Bennett's new steam
yacht, on which he recently entertained
President Arthur while visiting Washing
ton, is described by a graceful lady corre
spondent, who made a personal inspection of
the vessel :
The now yacht Namouna, which Mr. Ben
nett christened after the Persian princess in
Sardou's play, attracted my attention at the
navy yard. Giving my card to a jolly tar I
was soon inside of a small boat, from Avhich
I climbed a ladder with ropes unto the deck
of tho pretty Namouna. Capt. McGaghan
looked from the upper deck in mild surprise
when ho beheld a lady board the craft. Tho
second officer informed me that the owner,
Mr. James Gordon Bennett, was just break
fasting with a distinguished party of gen
tlemen, among whom were Lord Mandeville,
Mr. Jerome of New York, and the son of the
dead poet, Mr. Longfellow. I sent my card
to Mr. Bennett and in the interval inspected
the boat, which is SGGieot long and 2G feefc
wide, runs fourteen knots an hour aud is
lighted at night by Ed ison'.i electric lamps.
The boat is beautifully' finished in hard
wood and the cabins upholstered in the
most elegant, style in velvet of sage-green
color. The floors of the saloons are covered
with Turkish rags; the berths aro draped in
Persiau tapestry and the beds covered with
silk-embroidered spreads done in the latest
designs of Kensington-art needle-work. The
j ladies saloon is a gem that would throwinto
the shade the luxuries of an Eastern harem.
Several well-designed and artistically paint
ed acquarelles grace the walls, while on the
centre-table lay richly-bound copies of Long
fellow, Shakspeare and other standard au
thors. Each state-room contains a bath-tub
and stationary wash-stand with running
water. The crew numbers twenty officers
and men. Mr. Bennett is like in appearance
the average New York business-man who is
not overdressed, and without the
touch of snobbery.
A MORMON MISSIONARY .
Among tho batch of missionaries
by the Mormon church to make pros $
Europe was a young man who has o
married a little over a , year. All 'J
look forward with dread to the semi-annual
conference meeting, when they expect to
hear their names read off in the tabernacle
and receive the solemn summons to leave
home and friends to wonder in strange lauds,
where they expect to be maltreated and im
prisoned. There is no appeal from their ap
pointment, and when a man's name is read
off he has nothing to do but to pack up his
things and set out. It is generally under
stood that tho men sent abroad are in some
way especially fitted to spread the bogus
gospel to the world, but the Mormons know
well enough that a man who is a bishop's
rival in love affairs is more likely than any
other to be ordered to go. At the last confer
ence a young man was ordered to go to Eng
land, who had not been married much over a
year. He was hoiror-stricken when he was
appointed, aud, going to the council, begged
to be excused on tho ground that his wife
would be heart-broken if he left her. The
only reply he got was that there were plenty
more wives to be had, and that ho ought to
take another wife to keep her company. Ho
went home and told his wife the worst, and
the poor woman became almost frantic with
grief and apprehension. On Saturday Inst
lie bade her good-bye, kissed his child, but a
few months old, and started out on a two
years' trip to help enslave others as he was
enslaved. Since his departure his wife has
been almost crazed, and is inconsolable with
grief. These are miseries which a cold and
heartless priesthood are continually inflict
ing upon their benighted followers. The
man who thus left a young wife at tho bid
ding of the priests deserves no sympathy.
Had he been possessed of the right sort of a
heart and a little backbone, he would have
cut loose from the rotten church, and when
a priest came to expostulate kicked him
down the steps. Sail Lake Iribunc.
VICTIMS OF BASELESS HOPES.
An investigation made by a Philadelphia
exchange recently will quash tho hopes of a
great many persons who have imagined
themselves entitled to fortunes as tho heirs
of people who died many years ago in Eng
land, Holland, or other foreign countries.
There are several associations formed for tho
purpose of recovering such estates. It ap
pears, however, that theso associations aro
misled by foreign adventurers, whoso pur
pose in holding out glittering hopc3 is easily
apparent. The subject was brought to the
attention of tho authorities of Pennsylvania
by a letter from Secretary Blaine to Governor
Hoyt, dated AYashingtou, Juno 10, 1881, in
which Mr. Blaine says, after speaking of the
generally baseless nature of most of these
claims, and asserting that they aro gotten up
by designing persons for purposes of their
own gains, theso persons generally living in
foreign countries : " I have, however, come
into possession of the inclosed original let
ter, addressed to a worthy resident of Gales
burg, Mich., by one II. B. Sinks, styling him
self secretary of tho Van norn and Van Sant
association, and purporting to bo written
from its office, at No. 311 Walnut street,
second floor, back. Tho internal evidenco of
this letter, coupled with the known fact that
the so-called Wolfert Webber estate (of
some hundreds of millions of dollars) is ab
solutely non-existent, creates in my mind
grave doubts as to tho good faith of the
writer. I commend this letter to your peru
sal." For some reason the State authorities
seem to have taken no action on this letter,
for a Times reporter, who hunted up n. B.
Sinks, found him in new quarters, but still'
ostensibly pushing flic claims of the "Van
Horn and Van Sant association." He said
the Von Horns were heirs to the Wolfert
Webber estate in Holland, and also to' prop
erty in Bergen, N. J., and that tho associa
tion now had more than two hundred mem
bers in twenty-fivo Stales. " We have not,"
he said, "had sufficient money to prosecute
our clniras cither in New Jersey or Holland.
Tt costs 8100 to become a member of the Van
Horn and Van Sant association, and the
monthly dues are 25 cents. We have also
formed a stock company for the prosecution
of other claims." Tho shares are $5 each.
He could not be got to talk of details, but
gave the visitor a number of little printed
pamphlets which he said would tell him all
about what had been accomplished by the
society thus far. A perusal of tho pamph
lets, which purported to be annual reports of
the proceedings of meetings of tho associa
tion, etc., did not throw a single ray of light
on the validity of the claims. Tho burden
of the pamphlets consisted of appeals for
more money and cautions to the members of
tho association not to give any information
to anyone not a member. There is no room
to doubt the fraudulent character of the enterprise.
THE AUTOCRAT OF THE FAMILY.
The St. Louis GlobC'Dcmoerat prints the long
complaint in the suit of Mrs. Alice Davenport
for a divorce from her husband. Benjamin F.
Davenport, of that city. The parties are na
tives of Georgia, but wero married in New York
September 21, 1378. The wife asserts that two
weeks after their marriage her husband, with
out cause, began to treat her with suspicion and
mistrust, and to awumo toward her a cruel and
tyrannical altitude, declaring that she should
subject herself in all things, even to the most
minute and trivial affairs, entirely to his arbi
trary "dictation, direction and command ; that
he forbade her ever speaking to any gentleman,
and that, sho being ill, ho refused her permis
sion to go to her mother in Savanuah, Georgia,
and finally only consented to her mectii g her
mother in New York after sho had taken an
oath faithfully to observe certain rules which,
with a gross indignity to herself, he had writ
ton out as follows:
Rules for tho government of my wife's con
duct vhilo awiy from mo, June 1, 1879 :
1. Not to speak to any person or allow any
person to speak to her on the car, except tho
conductor aud porter in the discharge of their
2. Go directly from depot in New York to
Mrs. Haight's house, and occupy room with
mother, and sleep only in her room.
0. Speak kindly and politely io Mrs. Ilaight,
but not in a friendly or familiar manner ; say to
her you do not wish to meet any ono in tho
house; ask for a table to yourself, with only
your family, or go somewhero else.
-1. Never sing in the parlor or sit in tho par
lor, or sing in your room when any person ex
cept your immediate family be present.
5. Never leave mother day or night for five
minutes at a timo for any reason whatsoever.
Do not walk, ride, or go anywhere without her,
eveu with your own brother.
G. Do not call on any person whatsoever, and
How no ono who may call on you to sco you,
nless thoy bo your brothers or their wives. Do
t speak to any person you may meet whom
a may have known in the past.
7. Do not permit yourself to be introduced to
uy person whatsoever; and if you are.refuso
. speak to them.
1. Write every night to mo a full, truthful,
and exact account of overy thing you have done,
where you havo been, with whom you have
been, to whom you havo spoken, and whom you
have seen. This must bo done every night.
Let nothing, sickness or death, prevent your
keeping these rules, for I will excuse no breach
on any account. Do not leave New York, even
for an hour, without my permission, except
Brookljm or Harlem.
If my wifo cannot keep these rules, in word
and in honor, I desire nc'cr to seo her again.
Benjamin" F. Davenpokt.
Tho Globe-Democrat says: Mr. Davenport
Camo to this city in 1873, and at onco gained
considerable prominence in the practice of his
profession. Ho has the management of several
largo estates and is in receipt of quite a respect
able income. He is a genial, social gentleman,
and has always been regarded as above reproach.
It is said that ho will not resist tho suit for di
vorce. THE PLANETS IN MAY.
Tho astronomical editor of tho Providence
Journal, in describing the movements of tho
planets during May, alludes to tho beautiful
sight that will be afforded by the occultation of
Jupiter by tho crescent moon on tho 17th inst.,
at twenty-four minutes aftor seven o'clock,
Washington timo. Tho moon will pass di
rectly over Jupiter, hiding him from view.
As from now moon till full, tho moon moves
with tho dark edgo foremost, Jupiter will sud
denly disappear when he reaches tho dark
limb, producing a startling effect as if ho were
suddenly annihilated from tho sky at a point
whoro his path was unobstructed. Thoro aro
few observers who will possess tho practiced
eyo required for witnessing an occultation
with the moon so near tho sun. But it can bo
done by those who know whoro to look with
tho naked eye and with the aid of a good
opera glass or a small telescope. Jupiter on
that ovening will bo about ono and one-third
dogrccs north of the sunset and about ton de
grees cast of tho sun, and sots a few minutes
beforo eight o'clock. Tho occultation of a
planet by the moon is a rare sight, and that of
Jupiter and the slender crescent will not soon
bo forgotten. In tho month thero will bo
crowded moro important events than those
that sometimes illustrato tho records of several
successive months. There is tho conjunction
of the three largest planets of tho system with
the sun (Saturn and Ncptuuo on the ulh, and
Jupiter on tho Gth), tho conjunction of six
planets with each other, tho superior con
junction of Mercury, tho total eclipse of tho
sun (not visiblo hero), aud tho occultation of
Jupiter form a brilliant succession of phe
nomena as imposing to tho montal eyo as thoy
aro beautiful to tho phj-sical eye. The grand
feature of tho month is, howover, tho number
of planets in lino with tho sun at nearly tho
same timo, and tho marvelous preponderance
of planetary attraction pulling upon the sun
in ono direction. Mercury is the first to drop
into line, Saturn and Neptuno follow next,
and gigantic Jupiter is the last to join tho
ranks. Tho sun is now passing tlnough tho
maximum of sun-spots. Whether the planets
havo anything to do with tho commotion
agitating his surface is something which no
astronomer has yet been ablo to determine.
Tho problem remains to bo solved in tho as
tronomy of tho future
How people do change, to bo sure. Thero
are tho PingreyS, for instance. Six months
ago, beforo they were married, when Henry
used to leave her house, Maitha would stand
at tho gate and throw kisses at him until he
was out of sight. Thi3 morning, when he
left homo, instead of a kiss, Martha threw
A REMARKABLE RECEPTION.
A New York paper says: "There was a re--markable
reception in the Stokes bar-room in
tho Hoffman House Thursday afternoon. Tho
proprietor, Edward S. Stokes, better known as
the man who shot Jim Fisk, issued 2,000 invi
tations to ladies to visit the bar-room between
t) a. m. and 1 o'clock, and nearly a thousand
women, with a sprinkling of fashionably
dressed men, wero present. Tho Toom,
which is very largo, was artistically lighted,
and tho air perfumed by silver cologne foun
tains and a profusion of flowers. Behind an
immense mass of ferns and palms was an or
chestra playing Strauss' waltzes softly, to an
accompaniment of tho occasional clink of glass
es on the bar aud the hum of hundreds of whis
pered voices as the guests moved about tho
room. Early comers exhibited sOmo timidity,
but it was overcome after they bad passed
through the decorated corridors into the gorge
ous bar-room. At raio intervals an actress or a
public advocate of woman suffrage was to bo
seen. Several brokers and a number of the
men who aro seen on Broadway in tho after
noons lounged about, dressed with great care
and exhibiting much gravity of demeanor.
Once when the plush doors swung back and a
man sauntered coolly in there was a ripple of
excitement and craning of necks. lie was
dressed with elaborate caro in tho height of
fashion. His close-cropped hair was quite
gray, but bis faco bore no trace of trouble and
he seemed to be in excellent spirits. When ho
stopped for a moment to chat with a quietly
dressed actres3 from Wallack's there was a no
ticeable crush among the women about him for
a glance at his face. Ho went on presently,
and the women parted reluctantly to allow
him to pass. Ho went out into the corridor
and the doors slammed after him. It was Mr.
Edward S. Stokes. The high gilding and rich
coloring of the decorations are toned down by
tho color of the heavy Turkish and Persian
rugs, and the effect of tiic whole interior, with
its striking profusion of marble and bronze
statuary and oil paintings, is warm and luxurious."
FORTUNE OF THIRTY-TWO MILLIONS,
Captain Albert, of narrlsburg, Pa., will soon
sail for Germany, to represent the American
heirs of Charles Abraham Brcjeus, who died
in Reading, Va., in 1792. His father and two
uncles left an estato in Germany which is now
estimated at $32,000,000. For forty years the
German authorities endeavored to find a clue
to the heirs, and for tho last twenty years the
proceeds havo been held in escheat, the fund
accumulating at three per cent, interest. Mr.
Broscus left seven children, whoso heirs will
inherit this vast fortune, tho estato to be di
vided into seven shares, and then to be sub
divided into as many shares as there arc de
scendents of each of tho original heirs, who
now reside in Dauphin, Lebanon, Berks, and
Centre counties, Pennsylvania, and in the State
RULING PASSION STRONG IN DEATH,
Tho town of Trinco Frederick, in Calvert
county, Maryland, was entirely destroyed by
fire in March last. During the conflagration a
man and his wife camo rushing from their
dwelling, he carrying his wife's bustle in both
hands and she draggiug a Saratoga trunk.
An old colored man,TJohny King, anxious to
assist in removing tho 'goods from a store, con
fined his attention principally to mackerel, and
having finally, at the imminent rusk of his life,
succeeded in filling a tub, hoisted it upon his
head and wended his way homeward, singing at
tho top of his voice," I am so glad that Jesus loves
mo." Just before tho flames reachcdthe store
above-mentioned the neighbors rushed in and
commenced helping themselves to water buck
ets, when tho proprietor put in an appearance
oml ittoSatcl upon ilioir using v oliertnos.- Iriild.
ANOTHER SOCIAL SKELETON,
Tho wife of Lieutenant-Governor Tabor, a
Colorado millionaire, has brought suit for sep
arate maintenance, infidelity on tho part of
tho husband being charged. Mrs. Tabor asks
that she bo awarded tho fine house on Broad
way, Denver, which she now lives in, and that
it bo set apart for her exclusive uso. It is tho
finest residence in Colorado, and is valued at
$130,000. Sho furthermore asks for $50,000 per
year for her maintenance, alleging that her
husband is worth between $7,000,000 and
$3,000,000. It is stated that if Mrs. Tabor will
suo for divorce, tho suit will bo allowed to go
by default, and he will give her the Broadway
house and $3,000,000 outright, but sho will not
consent to a divorce.
FANCY PRICES FOR JERSEY STOCK,
At the special sale of Jersey cattle in New
York, the cow Gossip, was sold to John
Small, of York, Pa., for $125; the heifer
Second Leaf, to W. n. Wilkinson, of Spring
field, Mass., for SG30; tho heifer Belle, for
525 ; the cow Princess, to S. M. Shoemaker,
of Baltimore, for $-1,800; the heifer Alphea
Kegina, to If. L. rarker, of Boston, for $925 ;
the heifer Sally Waters, to N. G-. Bradford,
Jr., for $1,300 ; and the heifer Leah Darling
ton, to Wm. Simpson for Sl,800.
" Yon see," he exclaimed, as we sat on tho
tavern steps at Sharpsburg and looked
around, "this town has never recovered from
" What did you have here before tho war ? "
"Everything almost. It was the liveliest
little town you ever saw. Why, sir, I sat on
these very steps before the war and counted
six fights all going on at once. Then wo
had a cooper shop, three saloons, a tannery,
and four shoe shops."
"All arc gone now, I observe."
"Every ono of 'cm, and what's wuss, you
can't start a fight here to save your life. If
you should jump out there and crow and
crack your heels and offer to fight the best
man in Sharpsburg no ono would raise a
"They wouldn't, eh?"
" Not a one. Wo aro a humble people.
Hero it is twenty years after the close of the
war, and Ave are still so downcast that a tin
peddler comes in hero and bluffs tho mayor,
licks tho clerk, sasses the postmaster, and
runs away with the only good-looking woman
wo ever had, and not a man throw a brick
bat!" EMBARRASSING FOR A YOUNG COUPLE
A bald-headed man last Sunday was
walking with his little five-year-old boy,
when a young couple walked ahead, telling
each other tho old, old story. They wero so
intent on themselves that they did not
nolico that footsteps were approaching.
The girl's head leaned towards the boy's
shoulder, and he was evidently telling her
of the time when he could call her his own,
and all the world might go to the deuce.
Tho bald man walked up behind them, with
his little boy, and just as ho was about to
pass tho unconscious couple of young things
noticed that the little boy's limbs, covered
with nothing but stockings, might be cold,
aud when ho was within a foot of the un
conscious girl said, in a tone of voice that
was intended to convey a tender interest in
his child :
"Pet, are your legs cold?"
The girl turned on him a look of indigna
tion, and blushed as she increased te dis
tance between herself and her escort TTie
escort looked at him as much as to say, Who
asked you to interfere in this matter' and
the sitnation was becoming embarr&ng,
when tho little child, who was truging
along, happy to be with papa. said:
" No, papa, my legs are as warm as tist."
Then the two young people saw thejittle
boy for the first time, and all seemed relived.
A CHICAGO IDYL.
" Must I really g, sweetheart?"
"Yes," replied Lillian McGuire, piling
her shapely white hand in his, and looing
into his face with a tender earnestness hat
showed the true womanliness of her nate,
" it is better, far better for both of us thafco
should part forever," but as she spoke ho
hot tears of pain welled into her beautkl
brown eyes those eyes that had witdd
with their bright glances and dreamy i
dcrness so many men and with a little b
of pain Lillian's head was bowed upon d.
W. Simpson's shoulder in an ecstasy of Tf.
" Couldn't you put a ten-year limit on y
bill, darling ?" asked the young man, bei
ing gently over the little head that was -lowed
so trustingly just under his left ea;
" I certainly ought to have as good a chain
as a Chinaman." " r
A low moan of pain and a convulsive shna
of the little head was the only response.
But George was not to be denied so easr.
"Can I not have one hope?" he said, "03
little nickel-plated, 10-cent hope ?"
Lillian lifted her head and looked at h!
steadily. " Perhaps," she said, in cold, lit
fin's Bay tones, " you would drop if a honj
fell on you, but I begin to doubt it. Knv
then, since you will have it, that under j
'circumstances can I ever accept your profit
cd love, for I am a packer's daughter, at
packers' daughters come high "this wifci
haughty expression that lower-case type c3
not convey. '
George W. Simpson saw at once that tfc
proud beauty had been making a playthi
of his love. The revelation w.13 a terrili
one, but he bore it bravely.
" Very well," he said, in husky, haven
had-a-drink-in-two-hours tones, " You ha
stamped with the iron heel of scorn upon tij
tender violet of my budding love, but son
clay when your children little winsoni
brats with sunny smiles and an assortnien
of colic that will keep you up three night
every week are climbing upon your kne
until you are in danger of becoming knee
sprung, you wiU. perhaps remember, with
tinge of sadness in the recollection, howyoi
toyed with the love of a loyal, trusting, Coo
county heart and threw forever over ayoun,
and happy life the black paU of a disap
pointed hope and' crushed ambition. I hav
seen the roses of my love wither and wast
away until they lie shrivelled and blightci
by the dusty roadside of Life, and you ca
bet that I feel pretty tough about it. I hav
got tho boss wreck, and don't you forget it.
Lillian looked at him steadily for a mc
ment. " Do you mean these words you hav
spoken, George?" she asked.
" Yon can bet your life Ldo," heanswerec
in low, passionate tones.
" And do yon really love me so dearh n"
" Well, I should gasp," was the rej
pearly tear glistening in George's off ej
"Then," said Lillian, twining her
ahout his neck, " I wiU roost on your
next Tuesday evening as usual. ' Papa-v
never forgive me if I let a man who ca
like that go out of the family." Cntcuyu-Tribune.
WIT AND HUMOR.
It is hard to catch a man's meaning when
he carries on a running conversation. iVew
The New York Commercial Advertiser say
that Jumbo feels dreadfuUy disgusted be
cause he cannot write his autograph. Ant
yet Jumbo has his own pen, and the childre;
used to get on to his nibs in the Zoo.
A Ne.w Jersey farmer set an old strai
stack on fire to scare out a fox, and thre
tramps craw led out of the smoke and up
braided him for his carelessness in not firs
jobbing around with a pitchfork to see if an,
one was there.
Boston announces a new paper, cxdled Tit
Bachelor. It is a singular title. It wil
probably be edited by a man who has no
Benedict-ed to going with the girls. We ad
vise him. not to print any Old Maidove
jokes. Korristown Herald.
Jumbo, the new elephant, has proved
great comfort to the clergyman, who must g
to see him as a great curiosity in natura
history and at the same time get a good dea
of circus mixed in, as it were, "unbeknownst
Adelina Patti says that she and Monsieu
Nicolini are just as much married as Georg
Eliot and Professor Lewes were; that the;
love each other 'devotedly, and will do &
" until death do them part," and it doesn'
matter a fig to them who knows it orwha
they think or say about it.
An English turfman visiting Mount Ver
non engaged in conversation with a nativ
and after a faxr preliminary remarks oh
served: "I dare say Mr. Washington didn'
care much for ;orses. You cawn't tell me, 1
suppose, if he was hover a 'orso breaker?"
Tho Virginian eyed him a few seconds doubt
fully and then answered : " I ain't much on
history, but to the best of my recollection
the General wa3 a lion-tamer.
"My wages aro so small and uncertain,
ov'nor, I shall leave next week and try and
set up a little place of my own." Master
Carpenter "As you like, Jim. I hope you'll
get on; hard work and patience wiU do any
thing. When I first camo down here, two
years back, and started, I hadn't a penny of
my own, and see where I am now, all
through my own exertions." J. C "Whera
are yer? M. CJ "Three hundred and fifty
pounds in debt !"
" I understand you told in a store that I
wasn't a man to be depended on," said Hick
enlooper to Wigglesworth, as they met the
other morning. "'Taint so," promptly denied
Wigglesworth; "what I said was that you
was a tergiversationist." " Oh, weU, that's
quite another thing," responded Hickenloo
per ; " I'm much obliged for your good opin
ion," and he shook Wigglesworth warmly
by the hand and ambled away.
At a negro prayer rncetintr, one of the
brethren earnestly prayed that they might
be preserved from what ho called their " up
settin' sins." "Bruddcr," said one of tho
elders, "yer hain't 'zactly gotfdehang oh dat
ar word. It's bsssttin' not up?ettinV
"Brudder," replied the corrected, "efdat's
so, it's so ; bub I wnz praying de Lawd tcr
sabe n3 from do sin ob 'toxication, an' ef dafc
ain't an upsettin'siUj I dunno."