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STERLING PRICE.
A PE1 Plf TCBE OF MOLD PAP"
JJO HIS ARMY
Of Braie Mltgonrlanr, Who Hade So
I JUnj Gloriou Brora's oa BoU
Hides of the Hirer.
looauiaroirsMCi or thi appbal.1
Haw Yeax, November 28. There
are lorre mm who eun to t ave been
' born with ibe )arel on tbeir brows,
and srratntM crntiDaes to be trims
npon them. Tbere li bo inter; op Ion
in tht-ir nmr of slorv std tacsi.
The tribute if tbe pfople ia paid ti
inem spontarieotnljr, ana worn itiej
pass away, it ia amid a halo (bat (trows
brighter witQ the lengthonlrg years
Of euch a type of niaa was bterling
Jfrice.
Leaving hie civil pnramta in Mis
souri at trie Dguming: or, our iroDoiea,
after bavirg been tbe recipient of the
highest bouora in tbe gift of tbe State,
he entered the service of hia country
ae a general of tbe Missouri 6tae
Guard. Of troops, he bad com para
lively coo. Ot arms, there was i
ecantineta both in numbeiaaod qual
ity; yet inch waa tbe magic of big
name that, notwithstanding tbeee dis
advantages, a few wetka found gath
ered around Ha standard an array of
bmve nun, whose fame and prowess
have since become "as household
words." Tbe rtsalt of that small bnt
glorions beginning is upon tbe records
of the Confederacy. The handful of
choice epii 1 s soon swelled to the di
mensiona of a cloud, and the partisan
chief became a major general in tbe
army, a deserving peer in that noble
cluster of Southern srldters. Lbs,
Beaurcgjrd, Brag?, Johnston, Hardee,
Poik, Breckniidge, John Morgan,
.Forrest and a score of others.
Let me di scribe Stirling Price a) I
saw him on the field near Corinth, in
1862
He has a large Websterian bead,
coveted w itb a growth of thick, while
hair: a h'gb. brrad. intellectual fo-e-
head, florid free, do beard, and a
mouth smorg who-e latent smiles you
discover tbe iron will that surmounts
obslacles. Bis laugh, and it is not
infrequent, reveals a set of pearly
teeth that recall tbe remark about
Ethan Allen's they would serve to
draw nails. Tbe striking feature,
however, is bis eye a calm, beauti
tally bloe, soul revealing orb which
is a tot 09 a key to evtry emotion of
the man. It is an eye tbat never
blanched at danger, and it was the
, boapt of his men that he never looked
nnnityirsly e n tbeir sufTeriFES.
Over six fett in beiht,with a frame
to match, full bot not portly; and
straight as an Indian, his carriage is
marked with dignity, grace and
Kentleoef s aud every motion bespeaks
the attitude and pteaence of tbe well
bred gentleman.
A paeeii n te lover of music the
same tec der heart that brcods over
swett sounds gives flow lo the sympa-
ior those who are in distress. This
was manilYsW during bis masterly
retreat from khorn. . Timo and time
again did be dismount from hia horse
to give plfc to tome tick or wounded
soldier, and wben it wps suggested tbat
it would be be ter to leave these in
valids behind, his reply bs be threw a
lunous lo a at the individual was:
"No, sir; I'll sarrifice my whole- army
Deiore i oseri my wonnaea."
In conversation tbe General is a
marked specimen of ''the fine old En
glish gentlemen." Be is gentle,
uave and well informed, and,
moreover, an admirable listener. He
speaks quickly, but with caution, and
hia words when on duty are a laconic
and decirve as bis acts. He reads
human nature intuitively, and pos
sesses tbe rare faculty of adapting
himself readily to every pereon with
whom he is brought in contact. Ac
cessible to all, be is as kindly demo
cratic with his soldiers as he ia courtly
with his offiuiKl tquals. No one can
lay an nnd- terved fffront at the door
of Sterling Price. It is this careful
ooneidt ration of their feelings that has
Slven him si firm a hold upon the
earts of bis mt-n. -Someidiaof
tbe attachment exist
ing between the General and bis
army may be Lad fiomthe fact that
he is everywhere known by tbe aflo
rjomate cow.br iqnet of 'O.d Dad
Price."
"Who do yon belong to?" askrd an
officer cf end of the solditrs of a pass
ing regiment in Memphis.
"To the old man," ai tbe reply.
"Who's the old manT"
"Wby, O'd Did Price. Hain't you
heerd cf hm yit?"
"Yer, I bave. But where is he
bow T" cont nued tbe qnesiinner.
"I don't km.w wbar in thunder he
is now," was the Veteran's answer;
"but wait till we g't irto a ectimmrge
and I'll rhjw you 0 d Dad rigbtin tue
midst cf tbe fire, wbar the la rp posts
and tbe munies ie a flyiu' tbe
thickest"
(Lamn post was tbe name the boys
of the West nave to the conical shells
of tbe enemy.)
Tbe army of Gen. Pries was made
up of ex'remtt a heterogeneous mix
ore of all human compounds, and rep
resented in its varions elements ev
ery condition of Western life. There
were the old and the young, the rich
and the pier, tbe high and low. the
grave and gay, tbe planter and la
borer, tbe farmer ana clerk, hunter
and boatman, merchant and woods
manmen, too, who havs gone from
every State, and been brocsad in ev
ery latitude from the mountains of
the Northwest to the pampas of Mex
ico. Americans, Iodians. half breeds,
Mexicans, Frenchmen, Germans, Ital
ians, Hpaniaids, Poles, and for augbt
that is known to tbe contrary, Hottxn
tote all bad mixed in the motley
macs who t ad rallied around the flag
of their leader.
Every man bad come from his borne
fitted with the beat and strongest that
loving mothers, wives and sisters
could put upon him. And tbe r-pec-tacle
presented when they were drawn
up in line formed an Arabesque pat
tern of the most parti-colored crowd of
people cn which human eyes ever
rested. Home were in black, full tit
sen's drets, with beaver bats and frock
coats; tome in homer-pun drab; some
in nothing bat red shirts, pants and
big top boois; some attempted a dis
play with the old fashioned militia
uniforms of thi ir forefathers ; some bad
"banners fl ruling from tbe outer
walls" in the rear, and now and then
one might pa a for our friend the
Georgia Major, whose military attire
was a shirt collar and a pair of spars.
'Beano wer. ta rasa,
Bob la Ufa,
And some iB rolrot -owni."
Take them all in all, they rivaled
"those fanUn'ic shapes that hang upon
the walls of memory in a poet's
dream."
But if the drees wm unique, tbe
fteraomiel oi a majority of the men
was not lew remarkable. They were
heavy, large headed, brown faced fel
lows wbo looked as if in a fight they
might weigh a ton apiece. Fully
three-flf tba of them were over six feet
in height, and a giodly nnmbtr were
s'ripplioits ringing in ags from 15 to
19. In the mat er if bealih, it was
Serb a os better than th-t or any ether
ody of troops in be field, altbodgb
lew suffered mora hardship, or more
frequently bungeied for tbe nee s
sariesvjf life.
Their weapons were not less m'scol
laneuus than their drese. At fi at
many were armed with ordinary shot
guns and iifl, but later it beiate
a proud hca;t among them thai "Da t
Price's men were able to tqa;p them
selves from tbe rpoils of the enemy."
Nearly every man in tbe division was
a snpxrb st otaod tbe mrjiri y were
at home on the mot iraitons of
hcrses. It wa easy, ihertf re, t J im
provise an effective ccmrrisnd of cav
alry. While tt Memphis the wiiter
beard a bet made tbat a certain boy,
IS years old io one tf tbe r g men's,
rould not, at a di-tance of 600 yards,
bit the crown of a bat four times out
of five with am nnie rfla. Tbe bet
was taken by an officer, tbe hat put
up and tbe lad, who was standing by
leaning on bis gun, was ordered tu
fire. Ten times in succession be
pierced tbe bat within two inches cf
tbe center. Tbe wager was cheerfully
paid and considerately banded to the
sharpshooter as a tribute to bis skill.
Aa tne loser remarked, it didn't "pay
to bet on stock yen know nothing
about." Tbe young man af erwatd
remarked to a bystander that he never
missed anytbirg he could see.
Snch is a brief sketch of Price and
his little army, wbo, with a'l their
rooghnees, aptly illustrate what the
Southern poet, Henry Timrod, meant
when be wrote in hia "Call toArrxs:"
"Com with tbe weapone tt your call
With noaket. Dike or knit;
Be wield, tbe deaillieat blade of all
to ho lighUst holda hia I'fe."
F. Q. DEFONTAINE,
(Paravane.)
MIXICO.
Brfoima la
CaroaiNN,
Important
Iateranl
Citt or Mixioo, November 2T. An
important economic reform was for
mally proclaimed tortay. A movement
baa been going on for tome time for
pnttii g an end lo the system of taxa
tion whereby tbe Siates collected
duties on national and foreign mer
chandise in transit through tbeir re
spective territories, a system whiih
Las been pronounced by railway man
age rs more t armfnl to tbe develop
ment of the internal commerce tf the
country than any other plan thatrould
have been devised. In May last a
cons itutional amendment was sub
mitted to tbe btatea forbid
dug the imposition of tiaueit
duties, import duties on products
of other States and cn the
ixporthton of merchandise, either
manufactured a t eles or produc'scf
the toil. J he i m ndment also loi bids
the States to e saiga epecial routes for
the conveyance t f goods of native
orig'n ; as Las heretofore been done;
aleo, to pu a h;gher impr-rt duty on
lore gn good j than will be fixed by the
f ederal laws. It isexpecttd 'ha' Uun-
grees will fix a unilorm tax of 6 per
cent, ad Tdiorem. This amendment
having been adopts d by a mejonty of
the States, nes received tie eanction
cf both chambers cf C ngrese, and
was today t reclaimed in tbe
neual form lead at various points in
tbe city ar.d copits of it potted
on wai's. Tbe ceremony tok place
between 9 o'clock and noon, troops
tormtrg part of the citicial proces1
elon through the city. No moie im
portant economic reform has ever
been out in operation in this country.
and it will undoubtedly lend to a large
expar eion oi trade, boih foreign and
domestic It is regarded w th great
favor by the business community as
one of the chief acts of the prtstnt
adminletration.
I .
BAILWAT WEATHER BUREAU
T Be Zstabllahed hj tta Uoloa Pa-
cllle Ballroad.
Chioaoo. Ill . November 27. Tbe
Union Pacific has complt ted arrange
ments to eetablith a weather aervice
over its entire tystem, sim.lar to tbat
in use by tbe federal Government.
Tbere are to be thirty-two sUticns.
Nine will be fist cless stations,
equipped with a (nil set of obervir g
inetrumen s. There will be nine
second clhfs stations. Two observa
tions will ba made each day. at 4
o clock a m. .and 4 p m.,and reported to
headquarters at Umaba. J rains will be
equipped and operated arcordirg to
tbe weather reports. These repor s
will aid materially in the rate ship
rue' t of live stock and ptri hab'e
gocdn. The officer to be io cha ge cf
tne union fecino weather py-tem ts
i eur. j v. tr. r.iweii, oi tne uovern-
ment Sigaal Service. His i alary
h to t ptid bv tbe govern
ment. Ai o ner expenses wi I be
borne by tbe nihoad corapier y. This
is tbe first etemp' at railway me'eofo
logical service, and will probably be
eet erally a iop ed. Tba Cnic: g) and
N rihwesteru and tbe Central Pacific
have ben invited to co-operute with
tbe Union tdWHc, to as to make a
through railway wentber servioe be
tween Sau Fram.isc at.d Ciiicao.
II FR INVir TIOIf.
Bhe'a a very aha-mlna maid,.'
Dut I matt nay I'm alraid
hhe'an B.rt.
And I don't mind telling why;
in the wiiea of niannera aljr,.
luid kok and downoaat ere.
She'a expert.
On the dr when trat we met
Ahl I nerer n forgnt
All bfr rcel
Ber aoft (aars'a d linir charm.
And bar dimpled, rounded arm,
And the look f ahr alarm
In bar faoe I
Well, aa I waa toing to aar,
On that moat erentml day
When we met.
We got talkinc of 8ath Lee
That Is where ahe llvea, you lee
Aad ahe t ied to raltare me
In uer net.
When I looked dwn Is her faoe,
Andlnqnirids "What irtot pla
plaee
la Sooth Lee?"
With a qntak, hy, upward clanse
loai loreioaen'" a romance,
one replied i "Whit ir nor an eel
Come and ae- I"
bimtrtilU Journal
I'emaasdere Haraaoay'ai Denial.
Wachington, November 27. Com
modore Hamony denies the truth
of the report that several hundred
men had been given employment
at the Norfolk Ntvv Yard ja t pre
vious to tun last eh eitiois f r poli ical
reasons, and bad been Jiamis-ed after
the elections were over. O.m modore
Harmony was ailing Seoetry of the
Navy at the time tbe appointment-)
were made, and eays that about seventy-five
men were employed to per
form work on tbe United States
steamer Trenton nnd the training
ships which needed repa ring. The
appointments were made, however, in
accordance with the regulatiors.wbicb
require them to be iLade after f nr
days' advertising for the meo. Thi
order of Secretary Whitney forbid
ding the employment ot men for polit
ical "pnrpifej, he said, would bave
prevented the appointments ae alleged.
Tbcss employ, a are still at work.
Those wbo we.e d sc barged were em
ployed on miecellaneons work for tbe
new crniserm, and were dismissed be-
caase tnelr work ws completed.
MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL SUNDAY,
CHRIST BEFORE FiLATE.
MU5K1CSTS GBEAT PAIX1ISH
US EXHIB1TI0S
Is the Fame Building Whereia Salinl
Kore Nave ills Paxsioa Play
and O'Aelll Pla)cd Jeus.,
IcoaaiaroaDiNCi or tbb arraAL.
Naw Y.bx. Nnvmber 27. ' When
I wanted to p!ay Jeeas they wouldn't
let mn, and now look at t bat 1" The
epeakr did not it. tend tbe slULt'Bt
impie y, or even triviality. Oa the
mn'rery. be was in reverent eirnes'
He wat James O'Neill, tue actor, and
what be meant w.s that eevera1 years
ago be t ai been preve ted by law
from enacting the r In of tbe Sivior
in a Passion pla' , while now be stood
tacing at a thea ncl r presentati n of
Christ before Pilta. It was in tbe
vry same theater, too, where Salmi
Morse spent f7(',(X0 in prepaiing the
oivine trageoy ior performance, but
was at iaet stopped in bis enterpr ee
It ia true that the personages m the
preeent scene were merely p.cinted, (or
it was Michael Munkacay's paiuting
tbat was on exhibition; but tbe big
picture was set in tbe proscenium
opening, which it filled; the figures
were mesio; tney were lllumiLated
by foot and border lights, stage fash
ion ; the spectators eat like an audi
ence in iront; ana tbe whole was
s artliEgly like a dramatic represents
tion. No wonder that O'Neill, wbo
bad been forbidden to at t tbe part of
Uhribt in a p ay on tbat tame snot.
should regard tbe Munkacsy show as
unjustly privileged.
After the Moras failure, the teber
nacle, as be called hia theater, waa en
gaged by tbe Bev. A. B. Hmpeon for
regular Sunday services. The attractive
feature of Mr. Simpaon'a work was
miraculous beauts. He occupied
public at.ention for a time as a passing
setieatu n, ana then removed his el
forts to the iron tabernacle on the
other side of tbe city. Af er this
Morse s building sank into tbe ob
scurity of a lectu'e hal'. until Mic'iael
oi Munkacsy c roared tbe sea sick billow
and called npon the people of the
metropolis and tbe whole continent in
fact, to bow down and worship him in
toe lcioi wok n re set up in tne tnber
nacle. Muiikacsy'a ideal of Jesus
stands In lis b g gill frame on tbe verv
fct. gH where Morte's Obiist was to be
crucified, and where bimpssn pre
tended to be tbe medium ot Chris t
healing power. Ia its way tbe paint
ing is an innovation, a destroyer of
popular notions, and to many it will
doubtles seem somewhat sacrilegious.
Tbe innovation referred to is not in
the nse of colois, or in the devices of
the ariist to secure efl-cr, thrngri the
Hungarian will undoubtedly fijd the
artisfc) and critics of America three
aimed in def. nse of ihe rules and in
opposition to the Infringement there
of; it is ia teard to the ideal of Je
sus, Ibe greatest painters rince tbe
cegianirg oi tbe Uurietian eta bave
avieed ia certain n spe its ia tbe de-
Unea'lonsol Jsuss fra'urea. As a
consequence tbe people tbe world
over Lave come to associate with tbe
name of Obiist a certain expression of
face, and certain a.tendant features
that they will m'ss unwillingly in Mun
kacsy 'a work. For although the 240
square feet of canvas covered
by Michael's brush contaio a score or
more of figures, -and all hough each
person in the group heB his indvidual
place and meaning in the snneral con
ception, it is the fi.ure of Christ tbat
will command attention aa tbe crite
rion of genius, originality and anis ic
inspiration. Munkacsy endeavois to
portray him as a thinker; a revolu
tionist, if you will, one of the uncom
premising agi atirs of progressive
ideta. In duing this he gives the Sa
vior a stern expression ot face, a com
mandinir presence, in whica unyield
ing conviction, calm but very deter
mined, ia more prominent than tbe
c.mpassbn we aie accustomed to a--so-
cia'e with mm. Muokacey a'so dis
cards tbe balo with which bis prede
cessors bave always distingu.shed
Christ's head.
"I prefer to paint Him in His apect
as a man, ne explained, "but my
manager is of the orthodox, conven
tional way of thinking. He argues
that the ha'o is an essential feature 'n
every Christian's imagination. He
fav. ra the introduction of one, and it
hag beea proposed to eoiploy elect rii i
ty for flat purpose. 'Jell me do you
tuii k that tbe public would mistake
our intention, and im gine that we
meant to he the atiicai 7"
"PcSiibly," waa tbe roply.
OMAR JAMES.
VANITY OF UKKAT MEN
CONSCIOVa OF THEIR SCPXK-
auocsdiau rewiis,
What Thry Have Raid lo Iodleale
the Hell Coweeliintneas of
Uenlae aad Ability.
Mr, Morrill in a biok recently pub
lished by Ticknor & Co., of B stun,
g ve; some apt and ente-taining illus
trations ti toe vanity (1 griat men.
He shows that apart from the
discriroinntion to be J ie-fy roted as
between tbe mental an-i moral qua'i
tie?, and tbe circpms'aoce, illusirted
in v ryday life, that a man mav be
oistinguiebed and modeet or obscure
and arrrgant, the patent facts of his
tory rise like monuments to rem;nd
and reassure us. II there bave been
Napoleqns there have been Grants.
But let us pnt toirether some of the
most remark ab e bits of egct'am re
corded in Mr. Morrill's pages of some
of tbe most remarkable perrons. To
this end we have selected the follow
ing group:
ariciAL conoiit or thi gbiat.
NaFolsoh tbc Gbat. One of Na
poleon's mardbala handed to tbe E n
peror a book from an upper shelf,
with tbe remark : "I am higher than
you. s re." "lonser. not Llirher." re
sponded Napoleon. "In my Coun
cil," he said another time, "there
were men possessed of much more
e'nqiience than 1 was, but I always
defeated them by the eimple argu
ment two ana two mttke four."
After til, what have I done?" he
aiked. On a third O 'casion, ''Ii it
anything c -mr ared with what Ch r et
has done?" "I'hey cal me lucky,"
Metteroich reports bim to have often
said, "because I am able ; it is weak
men who accuse the strong of good for
tune." When his sisters Bought honors
as due to their relatioLship Napoleon
curtly said to them, "One would think
from your pietensions, ladies, that we
had Inherited the crown from our
farrier."
Napouoh tbi Little, Louis Na
poleon fancied bimself a great gen
eral. He was with great difficulty
diaeuad-d from taiing tbe command
of the French army in. tbe Crimean
War. At Plomhierea ha aaid to
Count Cavour, "Do yon know there
are bot thn e men in all Europe? One
is myself, the second is yen, and the
tbirdts one wnose name (B smarck,
no doubt) I will rot mention."
Damibl WaaTia. Trie great ex
pounder of the American Cons itu
t on waa, in genera), too well poised
t)thiw van:ty, whatever Ie might
feel. He, howeve. wrote early to hi'
father, tayinv, ' I Uel a rrompting
witbiu me that t-lls trie there is
eometbing bet er for me than to bs a
clerk of rourt. My mind is made op "
On amther occl.P, bting in court,
he was re minded tbat he waa assailing
a dictum of Lord Camden's. -He
t imed lo the Judge and admitted it,
I u' added : "Bat, may it pleaw your
toner, I differ from Lud Camden."
Th mas Jarriaeori calm y obaerved
(of p r one iutt-res ed n the stu ty of
eglis ation and the I k.)-"They w ll
find that tie l"adin; and moit im
portant laws of that day ware pra
d 'red bv mveelf i nd carried chieflr bv
bjy efforts; euppo t-d, hdeed, by ab e
arid fat hful coacjutors, very
effective as seconds, bnt who would
not bave taken toe field as lea4ers."
Loan By bom Accord n to L-igh
Hant tbe poet angrily re urnd a box
of pills to an spotaecary be- ause tbe
packet waa directed to Mr. Bjr.m in
stead of Lird Byron. He said, "I
awoke one morning and found mvself
famous." "I am like the tigr," ha
declared; "if I miss tbe first spring I
go grumbling back to my jungle
asalo; bu if Idoit.it 1b crushing."
On another c cession be wrote to
Moore (1817), and, after saying tbat
he did not think literature his vo
cation, added: "Bot you will see
tbat I will do something or oiber
that, like the c smogony or creation
of tbe world, will pum'e the philoso
phers of all ages." It is believed tbat
he thonght to achieve military success
and to become Kins oi i-ereece,
Mabqabit Fullkk. This remarka
ble woman is reported to have said
(when Quite young, happily) : "I have
now met ail the intellects of this coun
try, and find none comparable to my
own." It should r-e a conrolattoa that
an English woman, Frances Anne
Kemhle. bassaid things almoet as vain
Nathaniel Hawtbobni This emi
nent man bad bis ebare of pride, but
it was sometimes the pride thatapia
I.umilitv, as when he says in tbe pre
face to Twice Told Tola: "Tbe su hor
has a claim taoue dittinc'ion which,
as cone of lis literary brethren will
care abcut disputing it with him, he
must not be afraid lo ninntion. He
was for a good many years the ob
senrost man ol letters in America.
Db Samuel Johnson Tbe great
lexicographer, said innumerable ego
tistical things. One of them ia about
the ifainWer. "Mjr ether worka," he
said,"a e rare wioe and water, bnt
mv Rambler ia pure wine." Ibe world
as Mr. Morrill oonerves, has thought
differently. Once Johnson called out
ataclubwith ltfty exultation: "Ob,
man tell yon, gentleman, a very great
thing 1 The Empresi of Russia has
ordered the Rambler to be translated
into tbe Ruesian language, so I shall
bs read oa tha banks of the Wo'gi.
Horses boasts that his fame would ex
tend at far as the banks of tbe Rhone,
now the Wolga is further from m
than the Rhone was f om U rrace."
Olivib QoLDbMiTH. This admirable
writer ia said to bave beea jealous cf
beauty even in tbe otber sex. When
the people of Amsterdam gathered
round a balcony to look at tbe Mitses
Hornerks he crew impatient and said
peevishly, " there are places where I
also am admired." Dr. Johnson,
wbo, like most monologitts, bated to
hear otber people converse, sa d cf
Goldsmith, it will be lemeubered,
ibat he wrote like an angel and talked
like a poor poll. It ia one of the
oddest among our"tdd anecdotes oi
egotism in high places that a man so
uncommonly ngly as 'Gold.-mith
should have piqued bimself aa de
scribed on his personal appearance.
AILLIAM tHiBLM MAl!llAV.-rACl
on are of course, though no more than
singers, among tbe vainest ol nibn,
Mbcreadv actually wrote oi nis own
playing of "Macbeth" tbat it was a
none piece ni art,
Edwin Fobbest. Tbe American
' raced ian was more wary of sell praise,
He e. however, is an anecdote not
given by Mr. Morrill, aud which we
have never seen in print Some syco
phant satd to. bim, "Why, torre-t,
vou're nnt an actor vcu'ie an institu
tion." Forreet liked at limes to repeat
the olea ant saving.
Wha evt-r else may be the lesson
conveyed by these interesting extracts
thev cermn'v eniorce a vaiuaoie les
ron of modesty. Tbe lerson is needed
by nine out of ten I us. A iMle re
fi ction wi.l b irg home to mos-t sun
eible men and women tbe truth tbat
tbey habitually sin, sorre more, of
course, come It si. in tbe way of petty
vanity. That reflection will ai rer
ta'nly convince euch perso' B thpf they
nit only ( Bend others but it net a
grave iiimyoa ih'm'ev-s by auch
an exhihitit n. For our e-lf love ever
wounds the eelf love of other?, end
vanity is the dry rot tf the soul.
Undoubtedly there is peril tbat in
avoiding S.'vlla we stumble on
Cha ybdis. bhe.ll a man wbo knows
hia own powers, is consntnns ot bis
B rong grusp of a given subject, feels
that he has gone through tue mm ot
m 1 nail Awnn,nnn k M n tl r l a I, 1 1
m iiviu rjippiiouii-, y u , u o vnt'u w wi
der a bushel and hoid his peice? We
say no; but even a Jam s- f a sertion
may be m-deetly puti ndsi gam the
true end of all tinman ai tion, which
ie, through all the grind aud at ri
tiona and qualification if c rcum-
stauces, to do mor good than harm.
T aLi Love.
I law a face In the atrreta tonlaht,
Tbat bionaht np the buried rar
Ibe lace " the woman I inikht bave wed
And it fillnri m kn&rl w,th tjnirai
For abe loved me wall, and I lured her tee,
But a ah idnw fell o'er cur way I
And I linked mjr fU wlih tame one elae,
And abe la mr wife toda;.
Lent rears hare paaaed, and kut few re-
gieia
llava linrarftd aronnil mv hnart.
For the wile I have wed la food and true, ,
And acta a w-mianlj part.
I dare nnt think I had happier been
With the iml Srat lav m mr Toath.
For ahe I bare wed ia a traanre of raoe,
And naa aerved me with lore ana train.
Bat the face that I aaw In the atreeta tonltht
In my aoul aao'ii dreama baa alirred,
Tbat I t-hrlek be ore my wile'a kind aao,
And am atuns by each teoder word 1
And th ch lirn wbo troop amund ray knee
And deem moat eond and wiae,
Lilt a renk of the thmiihta that trouble me
ur tne teara tbat oedim my eyea.
Were my old love wed, we'l tb-n, perbapa,
All tbaaa thrtuvhti nnlA iftun dinaiuate.
And yet, bad her fre an enianed It, 1 tear,
Tba man the had d T .hnald hate.
Can her heart have b-n tr ie to ihi paat,
While mine baa 'rtah an horaica aoufhir
I nu-t not kbink that, lent a breach
in thr leaoe of tuy heart about! ha
tvrouabt. . iin,...al
flow would It have been bad wa wed T jji
t-Uoulil 1 hapi-ler be, or w-,nld abut
Ood knowai but tbia tinth I ato bound to
roaiea,
My wile ta a dear and a true wife to me.
'Til not Iron what might have beea bat
trem what ia
That we now hare to father ifellc ht,
Aad ', my old love, not the wlie ef my
heart,
Will be firat la my drean-a tonUht
Jnrni Aerta'ay.
A DeaMtavaMMl TrMeety.
Diadwcoo, Dak., November 27.
Early this morning a drunken tinker
nnmd Craft entered a saloon at Biur
ets with a revolver in each band and
held up everybody, finally shooting
tbe bar tendrr, Puck Patterson, in the
abdomen. He returned an hour later
and attempted the same proceeding,
wben everybody opened fire on him.
lie was hit several time, but it la not
known witn what result Paterson
will probably die. ZjJtm"i '"Z
. ".a. Jmmmmmmam
NOVEMBER 28, 18S6.
L0CUfR4ILR01I)H!SI0RY.
J AXIS C. JOXK R.r. BBIXKLEY,
XILTO!) BKVWN
Aad Oilier Worthies Recalled by
Thtl.' Cnlabnrer and Frlead,
J. T. Trtisvant.
To the Editor of the Appeal:
Your ed 'orial of Thanksgiving
morning, omits tba names of aeveral
g ntlt-meo count cted with tbe con
tt uciun of some of tne Memphis
roads mentioned. The two ahleet and
m st earnest advoc tes t the Mem
phis and Obarle-too road wre O iv.
James O. Joois and R 0. Brinkley.
Tbe latter gave liheialy if his wealth
and the former of his e'oquence and
energ. N.ithtrTopp nor myself had
mm-h to do) it'i ranvM-inir f, r it, ex
cept for tbe $500,(0 1 auhsf-ribedbr the
city the yearaf er Memph s and South
Memphis became one corpc ration.
When the vote waa taken it waa found
tbat the new citr had sobecr.b d 10
per rent of ber taxblx wea'th, which,
in 185.1, waa $5,000,000. 1 p eenme no
tt'jerc ty in the union can pieaenttuth
an example of put lie spirit-
The thief figure io the Mobile and
Ohio road, from the building of which
MempMj was deetined to suffer and
yet suffers, was Judge Milton Brown,
of Jackson, - Tenn. He was a very
able man, and aroused a spirit of
enthusiasm on tbe line of his road in
thatS.ats (from Columbus to Cor
inth), but was very hoe i e to tba
Memphis and Ohio project, which I
started tome two or three years after,
and which now connects Memphis
with Louisville, Cincinnati and all the
Lake and Noith Atlantic cities by di
rect lines. Subsequently the Missis
sippi Central road was star'ed, under
the auspices of Mr. Goodman, the
father of our late fellow citlisen, Wal
ter Uoodmao.
I think Mr. Goodman was presi
dent of a bank at Holly Springs, and
all remember him as an able finan
cier and accomplished c tisen. The
Mississippi Central waa probab'y
slatted beranee tbe Memphis snd
Charleston did not run through Holly
Spring'. Jones, Tate and Brinkley
were opposed to any chango of route.
Topp and myself advora ed the Holly
Sprints line, and had it been adopted
Memphis would have avoided all dis
crimina'ioa made aaatnt-t her and the
late toad to II. illy Springs wou'd havs
been in blast thirty yeas uo
The Mi S'ssippl and Tennrssee road
comes next in order; and no two men
deserve si much cred'tas my friends
Fr.-nk White and Calvin F. Vance.
They sometimes insisted tbat Trpp
and myself should gi down tbe line
and eat some barbecued pips and mut
ton and make a speech. HuttoWhle
and Vance will our people always be
chirflf indebted lor their direct line
to N w Orleans.
I wa hammering at the Memphis
and Ohio road for nearly two yeaa
bef r getting up the amount of sub
scription, on its Itnn needed to
secure the State aid of $10,00 J
per mile, with whica to buy
iron, engines, etc., and during
tbat time (In 1863 or 1854) I was sent
to Nashville to indues tbe Lglsla-
tuie, tben in session, to authorise the
Governor to indorse the bonds of tbe
city of Memphis, which had, the year
belore, voted $300,000 to the Memphis
and Little Kock railroad. It took
month's lobbying, but tbe Legislature
took Memphis by tbe band tben, and
told tbe Governor, Andrew Johnson,
to indorse tbe bonds. Johnson did
indorse tbe bonds, but against bis
judgment. That aid liom Memphis,
backed by the State, saved
the Little Rock road. I may
be pard. ned for saying that at a small
meeting of cltis -ns, held in the upper
room of K. A. barker 4 uo s r tore, on
Front stree, a few doors south of
Madison corner, the Rev. Frank
Owens, Tom Gholson and myself were
appointed delegates to attend a rail
road convention to be be d st Little
R ick on the 4th day of July, 1852.
We were three days on tbe boat
aground now and tben; but it waa a
big cooventioo for the times. Owen
woikt-d np his Methodist friends,
while Gholson and myself, with Pike,
wbo took charge of ns, messed the
snners a numerous branch of hu
manity in tbei-e primitive days. Pike
drew up tbe chaiter f-r the Memphis
and Little Rock road and it passed the
next Legislature.
After tba war.with Brinkley, Forest,
Greenlaw and Topp, I went to L ttle
Rock during the serslon of the Legis
lature, in 167 OS, and we got toe
leading members of that body in
agree to pass such a S atereilroad
law. I remained there till tbe bill be
came a 'aw.
Th e Little R ck road was always a
favori e en'erpr.se with my friend
Topp, for his long and sagacious head
bad taught bim th-t Araausaa was to
be the Egypt of Memphis. It 1 oks
so yet, when one ses that, np to da e.
the Memphis and l, it e work road
has brought here nearly teice as
raanv bales of cnttou as anv other
road sli ce September 1st.
Why tbe Memphis aud Kansas C ty
should claim priority of right for
building our bridge one tan nut well
see, .But tbe truta is Mr. Lih Tay
lor baa proven himself to be a far
more earnest advocate of the Kansas
City road than of Memphis; and lam
very much inclined to think that tbe
illustrious descendant of Abraham,
Isaac, Eian and Jacob (especially
Esau) got Taylor's head "in cbanceiy '
before be awent to Washington and
mesmerised him, Twoiit do to Ques
tion my corjed are, for, as Presdnnt
Polk need to ray, ''Old documents are
dangerous things." Ia a week or so I
may ask permis-lon to eay something
more about the great State lying west
of the river, and about tbe bridge
which Poindexter Dunn rightly says
shall never be under the control of
any one railroad aa long as he .baa a
vote. Is tbere not a great bonatu
attached ti tbe control of that road?
It reems so; or one road would not so
per latently claim tbe right to build
and manage it. I. T. tbizivant.
Norauaaaa, 1MB.
A RboeB)r NenlilMl In Blladlvg
af" alrua.a:aMAaae4lM
OCuioaoo, III., N ovember 27. A dis
patch was received today from Laot.
Corbett, of the schooner Ve'ropolU,
dated Elk Rapids, announcing that
his vessel went ashore at 3 o'clock this
morning in a blmdiiig snow storru,
about three miles s iuth of Old Mis
sion, and that she was scuttled ts pre
vent her from gjing to piecea. Ibe
tchooner is exposed to a fierce nor i Il
ea t wind, bnt a wrecking expedition
to relieve ner is on the way irom
Hbebovan. She waa loaded with Iron
and lumber, and waa bound for Chi
cago. It is takea for granted that the
crevf escaped unharmed.
mt Baaalaa DlpUwaato.
Cohstamtihoplm November 20 1 he
Saltan gave) audience to lay to Gen.
Kaalbars. Tbe latter started lot Odessa.
Loanm, November 2ft. Baron da
S'axl. tbe RuS'Un Ambneedo, has
sU-ted for Uu Petersburg. He will
vialt Berlin for a few days.
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