PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, STJDATyQGTOBER "6,1889,
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POLITICS IN FRANCE.
Something About the French Methods
of Conducting Elections.
HOW PARTIES ARE ORGANIZED.
A Clear Account of the Important Struggle
PROBABLE EESULT OP TAB COSIEST
lconnrsro:"DEi.cEOF Tnr DisrATcn.:
Pabis, September 22. To-day, Sunday,
September 22, iB the first day of the election
for the new Chamber of Deputies. Sunday,
October 6, about the date when this letter
will appear in your columns, will be the
second and final day.
From February 8, 1871, date of the first
elections after the close of the Franco
German war, to the autumn of 1SS5, when
the last Chamber of Deputies was elected,
the Bepublican side of the House had been
slowly increasing in numbers at the expense
of the anti-Bepublican side. And what
was true of the Chamber, was true of the
Senate. "With an anti-Eepublicaa ma
jority in 1875, the year when the French
Senate was created, each new election
strengthened the Bepublican ranks, until
to-day the anti-Republicans fill only a few
rows of benches on the right in the .Luxem
burg Assembly amphitheater.
But in October, 18S5, at the moment when
the Seriate had decidedly passed orer to the
Republic, the elections lor the Chamber
snowed for the first time since the establish
ment oi the Third Bepublic, a check to the
progress of the dominant party; the Anti-
Republican minority had been nearly
ddubled, and reached the formidable num
ber of almost 200, about one-third of the
whole body, which consisted oi 584 Depu
ties. This triumph of the Bight in the elections
of 18S5 was the chief cause of the creation ot
Boulangism and gave rise to most of the
dangers which have beset the Bepublic dur
ing the last two Tears, dangers which will
not, probably, be dissipated, as the friends
of Bepublican France hope, by the present
elections. The Bight in the last Chamber
was so strong, that if 100 Republicans
tided with it, the enemies of the Govern
ment had a majority. And, on more than
one occasion during the past four years, Re
publicans did side with the Bight, Bepubli
can ministries were overturned, stability of
Government destroyed, the country became
disgusted, Boulanger appeared the savior
of France, and to-day Parliamentary Re
publicanism is in such bad odor that the
very li.e of the Third Bepublic is threat
THE SCRUTIN DE LISTE.
The Chamber ot 1885, whose rule has been
co disastrous to the present Government of
France, was elected by what is known as
Ecrntin de liste; that is, each Department
voted in a body for the whole number of
Deputies allotted to that Department, just
as in a Presidental election in America a
whole State votes for a list of electors. Prior
to 1885, Deputies were voted for by districts,
as with us. It was Gambetta who induced
the Republicans to adopt scrntin de liste.
He believed that it would advance the in
terests ol the Bepublic. He did not live to
see its evil results; for it was due, in large
part, to tcrutin de liste that the Right
earned so much ground in iboo, and that
Bouianger, by the votes ol a hall-dozen De
partments, was brought into prominence
during the past year.
It was only natural, therefore, that the
last Chamber, before it died this summer,
should have passed a law, which was con
curred in by the Senate, returning to the
district system and abandoning scrutin de
liste. This vote was chiefly directed against
Boulanger, who otherwise would have stood
jl good chance of election in a large number
ot departments, and would have carried ont
his plebiscit idea, the favorite political
dodge of a bold politician who seeks su
preme power in France; a majority of the
people would have pronounced in his favor
and the ruu-away General could have ex
claimed: "Vox pepuli, vox dei.
In its fear of General Bonlangr the
Chamber did not stop here, but introduced
a reform in the French electoral system,
which, it I am not mistaken was unknown
in this country before. Heretofore a can
didate might stand lor election in as many
districts as he pleased. For instance, at
the general elections of February, 1871, the
first alter the war, Gambetta was chosen in
nine different col'eges, and Thiers in 36.
But the last Chamber decided that, as in
Aeerica, a candidate may stand in but one
district. This clipped still further the
wings of Boulanger and his friends. It
killed a plebiscitum evsn in the districts.
And this law, this permitting a candidate
to present himself belore the voters of but
one district, is the most enrious feature of
the present campaign, and is sure to produce
some very odd and unexpected results.
Under the old system, prominent public
men wonld often stand simultaneously in
two or more districts when there was any
doubt of their defeat in their favorite dis
trict. In this way a party was sure not to
be deprived of the service of a valuable
leader. This was the great advantage of
the system. But, in the present contest,sev
eral prominent candidates are, if I am not
greatly mistaken, pretty certain to "get
left" The way in which some of these
desperate politicians have been running
about all over France in the search of a
"sure thing" is one of the amusing aspects
of the campaign. And this brings me to
the interesting question of party organiza
tion in France.
As yet, the "machine" cannot be said to
have become acclimatized in France. Xa
lional or general committees do exist in two
or three instances, but they possess very
limited and poorly defined powers. Speak
ing generally, every candidate manages his
own affairs. Nominating congresses con
ventions as we should say do meet in some
cases in certain departments, DUt, as a rule,
they have to do with the choice of Senators,
who are chosen bjr "second degree" suffrage,
much as it was intended our Presidental
electors should choose a President, The
only well organized electoral bodies in
France are the local committees. Almost
every deputy or would-be deputy has his
committee, whioh is often brought together
by him, but which sometimes organizes
itself, and then invites a candidate to ap
pear under its auspices. At times these
committees get to be very powerlul and
arbitrary close corporations, and o.ten hold
In their hands the fate of the aspiring poli
tician. One of the reasons why Gambetta
favored scrutin de liste was that he hoped in
this way to break the back of this electoral
committee oligarchy. So we may say that
primaries, caucuses, conventions and
national and State committees are Quite un
known in France. There Is no machine,"
no "slate," no "boss" in this happy land.
NOT A POLITICAL PjLBADISE.
My Mugwump readers will be tempted to
exclaim: "What a political paradiseFrance
must be J" Not at all. Some order must
everywhere be brought out of party chaos.
In France this desideratum is obtained by
the Central Government; but of course onlv
in so far as "the powers that be" are con
cerned. The Minister of the Interior, M. Constans
at present, is the great boss in French poli
tics. He is armed, among other things,
with a secret service land, which he uses to
advance party ends. Certain candidates are
patronized by the Government, and this
means pecuniary aid it it is needed.
Nor is "boodle" the onlv power in the
hands of this French-Minis'tenal Boss. He
has in every department an obedient servi
tor in the person of the Prefect, or Governor
of the department, making in all 86 minor
bosses in direct telegraphic communication
with the central boss at Paris. Under each
Prefect are a thousand and one employes oi
''" fcmues bcauerea inrougnont the de
Daxtment. eann tn IiV1v liwa i . I
litical ieadehoapei off unless he keeps inj
step with thcMinisterof the Interior. "When
you add to this the fact that the Prefect su
perintends the counting of the votes under
the superior direction of the Minister of the
Interior, you will see that if the American
"machine" is unknown in France, this
country is saddled with a worse curse the
active participation of the Government
itself in the elections. I do not exaggerate
this feature of French public life. It is of
common occurrence in the history of politics
in this country that a Prefect is removed
simply because he failed to carry his de
partment lor the Government party by
"putting the screws on." Paris has no"t
yet attained to the political finesse of the
New York boys by voting citizens in
"blocks ol five." but she surpasses "Wash
ington in the use of the people's money to
advance party interests. So the friends of
reform in America will not find much com
TVHAT THE EESULT MAT BE.
I do not cars to make any predictions.
Popular elections are always uncertain,
especially when there are, as is the case to
day, over 1,500 candidates in the field, and
particularly when the voters are all French
men. Bnt this much can be safely said,
that if the Opposition Monarchists, Im
perialists and Boulangists succeed in hold
ing their own by electing 200 candidates,
about a third of the Chamber, the political
situation will not have changed. The down
hill course ol the Third Republio will not
be checked, Boulanger, or some undiscov
ered man personifying the general discon
tent, will come to the front again, and the
overturning of Ministries will go on, as
during the past four years, until the final
Bnt it the Republicans succeeded in re
ducing, say to 100 members, the combined
opposition, a result 'which scarcely seems
possible, the Government will have gained
such a material and moral victory that the
republic will be able to bridge the abyss on
the very edge oi which it has been trem
blingfor the past 12 month so rmore,and will
go on its way rejoicing for another term of
If, however, the Republicans triumph,
you must carefully examine, before jump
ing to any conclusions, whether it be the
Conservative or radical Republicans who
have gained in strength. The two groups
were about equally divided in the last
chamber, each like the right being about
BAD FOB THE BEPTTBLIC.
If the Radicals increase in numbers and
it looks very much as if such would be the
case the prospects of the Republic are less
bright than if the Conservative Republicans
regain the ground which they lost in the
election of 1885. There is nothing in the
doctrines of French Radicals to serious
ly frighten an American, and at heart I
should like to see Clemenceau and his
friends increase their strength. Bnt France
is excessively Conservative, especially pro
vincial France, and if this Conservative
element sees the Republic in the hands ot
the Radicals it will go over to the enemy.
and then the third Republic will have
lived. Hence, in France, Americans should
be Conservative Republicans.
To sum up then: If the Right and Bou
langer should gain a majority in the Cham
ber, say 300 seats, I fear we shall have to bid
good by to the Republic, at least in its pres
ent form; if they hold their own and come
back 200 strong, the old danger exists and
the crisis is simply postponed; if the Re
publicans as a whole can muster COO votes
in the new Chamber, for a good time to come
the Repnblic can take care of itself and its
enemies; if the Conservative Republicans
increase their majority say to 300 it is now
about 200 this will be an excellent sign;
but if, on the contrary, the Radicals add
new recruits to their rather disjointed and
ungovernable phalanx of 200, then, as the
sailors sav, "look out for squalls."
CASH FE01I HIS OWN POCKETS.
A Chicago Man Winn at tfae Card Table
Without Sinking Money.
On one of the roads which runs through the
southern suburbs there is a gay conductor
who has charge of the morning and evening
trains. He makes about five trips a day
and taja layoff of about three hours along
at noon time. He knows some of the good
people in the heart of the city, and with
them it is delight to indulge in a quite game
of pedro during his leisure hours. Usually
he does this every day. One afternoon last
week he fell in with the regular party, and
the cards were shuffled up. It was quite
warm, and the conductor removed his coat
for comfort's sake. In one pocket of this
coat he kept the pennies which he gathered
up.on his trips, and in the other pocket the
On this occasion he wondered why the
other players shonld get up to attack the
lnnch table so often, but he gave the matter
no serious consideration and thought noth
ing of it when he was given his winnings in
pennies. His luck with the cards was
phenomenal and he won everything. At
last, when duty called him, he arose and
put on his coat. Incidentally he felt in his
pockets and found no coins there. Then he
realized he had been winning money
belonging to his own exployers, and it cost
him a" good portion of it to induce his friends
to keep quiet about the matter.
DATI CROCKETT'S COMMAND.
Orlstnof a Sarins: That Is Known All Over
Kew England Magazine.)
In Jackson's campaign of 1812 originated
the now world-wide motto, "Be sur$ you
are right and then go ahead." The fact was
given me personally by General 'William
Moore, in these words: "I was a Captain,
but a very young man, in that command.
Davy Crockett was in my company, quite
young and awkward. I had trouble with
my men and told them I wonld go and lay
my complaints before the General. I did so,
and young Crockett officiously went along.
"When I had stated my case, the General
said: 'Captain, don't make any orders with
out needing them, and then execute them,
no matter what it costs.'
"Returning to camp the boys wanted to
kuow what the General said, when Davy
Crockett, with a big laugh, said: 'The
General told the Captain to be sure he is
right and then go ahead.' " General Moore
informed me that the next day Crockett's
words were in the mouth of every soldier
in the regiment, and they were "used all
through the campaign. "Be sure you are
right and then go ahead," is a common
saying now whereever the English lan
guage is spoken.
" JTour Honor, this man is pigeon-toed. I
object to him on the ground that a juror's
understanding should not be biased."
"The objection is overruled, Mr. Sharp."
"Then 1 challenge him on the ground tbat
he is cross-eyed. He takes conflicting views
'Young man proposed to me last night."
"Yon can't mean that?" "Indeed it's true; 5
Asked me to be his wife outright."
"Good gracious, dearl What did you do?"
"Poor boy! He looked so handsome, Nell."
"Handsome! A clerk on weekly pay
Asks yon a beauty and a belle!
Bnt tell me what be dared to say."
"Well first, he loved mel"
Oh. that part,
OI course! What else?"
I was the sort of girl whose heart
Would never let itself be bought.
"He said bo was a man that I
Was just a woman, equal so
In youth, health brain we stood, and why.
You'd think he never dreamed of no
"That he was poor need be no bar"
"Weill what an attitude to taker'
"For Love would prove the guiding star
To fame and fortune, for my sake
"And then he begged my heart and hand."
"Such lmDudence! who'd ever rn!if
I hope you made him understand
tui pjacei" "x ua i?oia sua rear "
Development in Size, Speed and
Comfort of the Atlantic Steamer.
WHAT WILL IT BE IN 100 TEARS?
Shall Wo Be Able to Cross the Atlantic in
HOW THE RECORD HAS BEEN REDUCED
rwniTTEX ron Tint dispjitcii.1
"What will the trans-Atlantic steamship
of 1989 be?
Measured by the improvements in size,
beauty, strength and speed attained during
the past half century, she will be a leviathan
little short of a quarter ot a mile in length,
carryingoverlOO.OOO tons, consuming but lit
tle more coal than the trans-Atlantic steamer
of to-day and making the trip from Fastnet
light to Sandy Hook in 48 hours.
Ridiculous as this statement may seem,
it is less improbable than would have ap
peared a prophecy made SO years ago that
the Atlantic would be crossed in less than
a week. That it would ever be crossed at
all in a vessel propelled by steam seemed
almost beyond belief to that knot of people
who assembled on August 22, 1818, in the
'upper New Xork bay, about where the
Erie basin now is, to witness the launohing
of the little 300-ton side-wheel steamer Sa
vannah, which was to make the first attempt
to accomplish this feat. ,Her builder was
FrancisPickitt,andshe was commanded by an
old New England sailor. Captain Moses
Rogerr, of New London, Conn. She steamed
out of New York in the early part of 1819,
and on May 25 of that year, 'amid the usual
blazing of 'cannon and waving of flags she
set sail from Savannah, Ga., for St. Peters
burg by way of Liverpool. She could only
carry 75 tons of coal and 25 cords of wood.
Her engines were, ot course, ot the high
pressure order, and were built by Stephen
Vail. It took the Savannah 26 dajs to reach
Liverpool, bnt she steamed only 18 days, at
the end of which time her fuel gave out, and
she was compelled to proceed under sail.
A MABITIME bensation.
She created a great sensation, and it is
said that the commander of the British fleet
at Cork seeing the smoke emerging from her
funnel, sent a boat's crew to extinguish
what he took to be a fire on board. Some
idea of the crudity of her construction may
be had from the accompanying sketch taken
Iron) an original print.
The First Trans-Atlantic Steamship,
One or two unimportant ocean voyages
were attempted during the following 20
years, but it was not until 1838 that another
attempt was made to cioss the Atlantic by
steam. On April 7 of that year the Sirius
left Bristol, England, and made the voyage
to New York in 17 days. Two years after
ward the Cnnard line was started by the
launching of four large side-wheel steamers.
Meanwhile the late John Ericcsoa had
been experimenting with the screw system
of propelling steamers, and on July 131836,
he obtained a patent on a spiral screw some
what similar, bnt much longer than the one
now in use. With It he succeeded in attain
ing a speed often knots an hour. Francis
P. Smith, a farmer in Hendon, England,
was also experimenting in the same line at
the same time and accidentally discovered
that a short screw would increase the SDeed
of the vessel being propelled. Actine unon
this idea he built the Archimedes, which
was launched October 18, 1838,
and made her trial trip to Ports
mouth May, 1839. Six years after the-
Great Britain, a screw steamer, made a
voyage from New York to Liverpool, but
her speed proved no greater than that of the
side-wheel vessels. Her maiden trip dem
onstrated, however, that screw steamers
could be rnn with much less expense than
could the other kind, because of the reduced
consumption of coal.
MAKING A RECOBD.
In 1850 the Collins Line, the first and
only American line between New York and
European ports, was established. The ves
sels of this line were the Arctic, Baltic,4Pa
cific, Atlantic and Adriatic. A year or'two
later the Pacific startled the world by mak
ing the trip from New York to Liverpool in
9 days and 20 honrs. The next vessel to
reduce the record to any appreciable
extent was the old Inman Liner the
City of Paris, which was built and
launched in 1S67. In August, 1869, after
having been in use something like two years,
she succeeded in covering the distance be
tween Qneenstown and Halifax in 6 days, 19
hours and 5 minutes, and to New York in 8
"days 3 hours. In December, 1869, the City
of Brussels, of the same line, ran from Liv
erpool to New York in 7 days 20 hours 23
minntes. and this record stood unbroken
until 1873, when the Baltic, of the "White
Star line, broke it. by covering the same
distance in 7 days 20 hours 9 minutes. The
next racer was the City of Berlin, which in
1875 reduced the record first to 7 days 18
honrs, then to 7 days 15 hours and eventu
ally to 7 days 14 hours. By this time the
question ot speed had become a vital one to
steamship companies, among whom the com
petition was very great, and all their interest
was being concentrated upon this one point.
Trans-Atlantic travel had increased
greatly, necessitating a like increase not
only in the number, but in the size of the
vessels engaged in the traffic. From the
300 tons of the Savannah the growth in size
had been gradual until in 1870 a vessel of
Latest Steamship Teutonic.
7,000 tons was by no means a curiosity.
Becord breaking still went on and in 1881
the Gnion line steamer Arizona crossed in
7 days and 7 hours. On September 19, 1882,
the' Alaska astonished everyone by making
the trip in less thau 7 days, having taken but 6
days, 18 hours and 37 minutes to run from
Sandy Hook to Qneenstown. In 1884 the
National line steamer America took about
three hours off the Alaska's record and in
December of the same year the ill-fated
Oregon, whose skeleton lies six fathoms
deep off Sandy Hook, came into Queens
town in nine hours less time than that made
by the America.
Following closely upon these came the
then enormous Cunarders Umbria and
Etruria, each being of 8,000 tons burden,
and built exactly alike in every respect.
The Etruria, however, proved much the
faster vessel, and in June, 1888. crossed from
Queenstown to Sandy Hook iu 6 days i hour
and 55 minutes.
Up to this time trans-Atlantic steamers
hadbeen built with single screws and single
engines of what is known as the triple ex
pansion type. By triple expansion is meant
an engine that will use the same volume of
steam three times before it is exhausted.
The Etruria will probably always hold
the best record as a single screw steamer,
the limit for that class seeming to have been
reached in her case. Shipbuilders recog
nizing this fact began to turn their attention
to improvements in machinery and the shape
of the steamer. From the single screw they
tnnad fo .TtA j4amT.1a mmw wtff, .nl.f. .
-E2 ""- -v.
gines. ono for each propeller and sacrificing
breadth of beam to speed, began to model
their ships more after yachting lines. It is
upon this basis that" the new Hamburg
American line steamers Columbia and
Victoria Augusta, the new White Star lice
Teutonic and the new Inman line City
of New York, and City of Paris are
built. With the exception of the last
named steamer the twin screw has not made
any appreciable change in speed, but it has
demonstrated the fact that vessels built in
that way ride the waves much easier ana
are therefore, more pleasant for passengers
than are the single screw steamers. It has
also demonstrated in the case of the City
of Paris that the twin screw very
materially increased speed. This vessel
having made the trip oyer the regulation
ocean race course from Sandy Hook to
Fastnet Light in 5 days and 19 hours
and has attained an average speed of 20
knots an hour, over this course its average
is about 4-10 of a knot greater than that of
the Etruria which formerly held the best
POSSIBILITIES OF THE EUTUEE.
Increase in size in the trans-Atlantic
steamers has kept pace with their increase
in speed and none of the recently built ships
have less than 10,000 tons capacity. Any
one of them will accommodate at least 2.000
people as comfortably in many respects as
tney couia De emertaiueu at uuy uoiei.
Most of them contain handsome libraries of
from 800 to 1,000 volumes each, bathrooms,
toilet rooms and every .luxury that can be
enjoyed on shore.
Of course all this speed has not been at
tained without considerable consumption in
coal, which in the case of the single-sorew
steamers has Bteadily risen as the speed was
increased. The Umbria, Etruria and ves
sels of that class burned on an average a ton
of coal for every knot of progress, or be
tween 450 and 500 tons per day. "With the
advent of the twin screw, however, the con
sumption of fuel decreased, and it is said
that the new steamers burn but 300 tons iu
the same time.
All these figures are interesting because of
the fact that they show what can be done by
comparison with what has been doue. In the
70 years since it was demonstrated that
trans-Atlantic steam traffic was possible the
trans-Atlantic steamer has grown Irom a
300-ton vessel to a 12,000-ton vessel, and it
has increased iri length from less than 100
feet to almost 600 feet. It has decreased the
time required to cross the Atlantic from 26
days to less than six days. The same ratio
of increase in size would make the vessel of
1989 something over 3,000 feet in length,
with a tonnage reaching up into the hun
dreds of thousands. The same ratio ot in
crease in speed would cut the time necessary
to make a trip across the Atlantic down to
48 if not to 24 hours.
Of conrseit will be urged and it must be
admitted that there is a limit to capacity and
speed, but who in the light of the past would
be bold enough te draw this limit at any
thing like the present record, especially with
the possibilities of electricity as a motive
power yet to be developed?
A. B. Seajiak.
AN EXPERT DRIVER,
Bnt He Wii More Familiar With Stakes
Than With Horses.
Chicago Tribune. 1
An insurance broker on La Salle street
says: I recently advertised for a coachman.
Among the drivers who applied for the
place was a man of rather seedy appearance,
but possessing a decidedly interesting face
which caught my fancy, notwithstanding
the fellow's wearing apparel was somewhat
below par. "We talked a few moments and
I decided to give the man a trial. "We went
to my residence, bitched up a team, and
soon were spinning along the boulevard,
the applicant driving. The man did not
prove to be quite as clever with the lines
as he was with his manners, and the fol
lowing conversation was started. I said to
"You say you have been driving for the
last ten years?"
"Yes, sur; ten years."
"Let me see, did I ask you the name of
your last employer?"
"The last man I driv fur wus Fore
paugh." "What! Adam Forepaugh, the circus
"That wus the man."
"Ah, ha! Drove the 16-horse band
wagon, I suppose?"
"No, sur; I driv stakes."
WHAT CAUSES WRISKLES.
Scowling-, Lnuclilnc and Scheming Slake
Crow'n Feet on Fcoplo's Faces.
Dr. Feppenbrool, In Globe-Democrat.3
The general impression about wrinkles is
that they are caused by worry, but the truth
is that most of them come from laughing.
To know how to laugh is just as important
as to know when to do it. If you laugh
with the sides of your face the skin will
work loose in time, and wrinkles will form
in exact accordance with the kind ot laugh
you have. The man who always wears a
smirk will have a series of semicircular
wrinkles covering his cheeks. A gambler,
who is accustomed to suppressing his feel
ings, generally has a deep line running from
each side of his nose to the upper corner of
his mouth, which in course of time extends
to the chin, forming the shape of a half
moon. A cadaverous person is usually marked
with two wrinkles, one on the jaw and the
other under the eye. meetincr at ricrht an
gles at the cheek bones. The scholar's
wrinkle forms on the brow, while a
schemer's wrinkles come around the eyes,
and look like spokes of a wheel.
10 UR ADAM'S APPLE.
If It ! Prominent You Blast Wear a Stand-
"It is well-known," said Joe Beardsley,
"that deformities have often dictated styles,
but probably most people do not realize to
what extent slight defects control them
'in the most trivial pieces of apparel. This
is shown in the case of the prevailing
styles of collars worn. "When the style
changed from the low collar to the high one
it was a sweeping change, so that bnt few
people could be seen wearing anything ex
cept the 'choaker.' Finally the 'choaker'
was modified into a collar with the ends
turned down, a good deal of space being left
open at the -throat.
"That style was never adopted univer
sally. Wbyv .For tne reason mat a great
portion of the men who have occasion to
wear collars at all have prominent 'Adam's
apples, which tney are very glad to hide
from sight if they find an opportunity. The
'choaker, just suited them, and it will
probably be many days before they will be
induced to give it up."
The Love Tbnt Reached Sir Heart.
The sky of my life was overcast.
My heart was heavy and sad,
I had looked around and caught the last
Reflection of all that was glad.
A mist of the future bid from sight,
And the echo was lost In a sob.
As I called aloud for a ray of light
And asked that they might not rob
A broken heart of all earthly halm:
A heart tbat had struggled so long
'Mid tempest and storm to reach a calm
Shall the "Fisgah" of hope be lost in the song?
I hold a blossom, a flow'ret sweet.
And I pluck its petals to learn my lot,
As the old, old legend I repeat;
"He loves me. He loves me not "
Ob. flower that holds my fate so dear,
Will yon in mercy fall?
Will your snow-white petals shroud my heart
Or give life to the love I call?
A flood of sunshine covered my heart
And a harvest of love I could see "
Stamped on the last leaf from which I should
For it said he loves but me.
"He loves me not" falls carelessly down,
Fori bold the coveted key
That with eyes of love counted the leaf
That said "He loves but tne."
This is the love that reached my heart,
And In the darkest hoar I can see
The snow-white petal of the flow'ret sweet
Which said he loves but me.
YiraUQuantrille Brown inWasMnalanPaML.
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HUNTING THE 'COON.
A Favorite Sport of Sonlhern Gentle
men Before the War.
MAKING READY .FOR THE CHASE.
Uncle Jack Leads the Way to a Good Night's
THE TBIUMPHANT MARCH HOMEWARD
rwMTrar ron thi dispatch.".
In ante-bellum days the favorite sport of
the sons of wealthy planters, barring the
fox chase, was hunting the raccoon and
opossum at night under the chaperon age of
a trusty old slave with five or six younger
slaves and two or three trained dogs. The
night selected for tUe hunt would be clear
aud cold enough that the exercise of a tramp
through the woods would not be fatiguing
generally from the middle of October till
tne last oi piovemoer. xne game men is in
fine condition, the plantations of corn,
skirted by dense forests, furnishing the
'coons with sumptuous feasts, while the
'possum would fatten on ripe persimmons
in every field and thicket.
Though but a lad, I frequently enjoyed
the fun, and, dressed for the hnnt, would,
repair to TJncle Jack's cabin, where the
preliminaries would be going on, the
younger men preparine bundles of light
wood that wonld readily blaze when the
match was applied, collecting the best axes,
filling a jug with water, and sometimes one
with persimmon beer. The dogs in the
meantime would be evincing their under
standing apd appreciation ot the proceed
ings by frequent barking and many lively
antics. When all ready the old hunter
would give the word to start, and everyone
must implicitly obey his every command,
for upon his knowledge depended the suc
cess of the hunt.
Leaving the cabins, or quarters, the party
made for the forest in the direction pointed
out by the leader, the well-trained dogs fol
lowing closely behind. When the forest was
reached the old slave called" a halt, examined
the sky to see where certain stars were and
noted the direction of the wind. If, from
his prognostications, the signs were pro
pitious, the torches were lighted and the
dogs called and separately instructed as
though they were rational beings. At the
word from their master they wpuld spring
into the woods and
THE HUNT BEaiN,
The hunters following and picking their
way where the undergrowth was dense or
wet places encountered. Soon the dogs
would be heard, and the old man expressed
pleasure or disappointment at their peculiar
cry. We proceeded just fast enough to
keep in hearing of the dogs, for sometimes
they only barked at intervals and in differ
ent directions. If the hunt was progressing
favorably 'twould not be long before "Oh,
Bing would tell de news," the other dogs
wonld draw on his trail, frequent yelpings
would be heard and the pace of the hunters
quickened. For a half mile, possibly, the
chase would be kept up the forest resound
ing with the cries ot the dogs and the shouts
of the hunters, and made luminous by the.
blazing torches. Finally the doss would
cease lor a moment,then all break out at one
spot, then we knew the game was "treed,"
and hurry scurry now to reach the place.
When the dogs were reached they were
furiously barking and running around a
huge gum tree. Ole King, in particular,
was springing as far up its sides as possible
and biting the bark. Uncle Jack snuffed
his torch and prepared "ter shine he eyes."
When it was blazing brightly he held it
above his head walking around the tree and
peering up in its tall branches. After go
ing around several time3 he gave a grant of
satisfaction and exclaimed: "Car's two
big 'coons up dar." Had there been
but one thetree, no matter how large, would
haveeen felled; but with more than one
"varmint" it was climbed and Messrs.
'Coon shaken out one at a time, that none
might escape, and the dogs have a fair
chance at all. Up started a good climber
and the lowest 'coon shaken out. "6uch fun!
The dogs were on him when he touched the
f round. He was a large fat fellow, and fought
ravely, the excited hunters, each with a
blazing torch, forming a circle about the
combatants, cheering the dogs.
AN EXCITING SCENE.
Over and over the dogs and 'coon would
roll, so rapidly and amid so much confu
sion, gnashing of teeth and growls that it
was impossible in the dim light to dis
tinguish dog from 'coon. One indiscreet
hunter got so near he tripped and fell, and
for a while the darkey and his fiaming light
wood were badly mixed up with the strug
gling mass. He'was soon rescued, however,
the 'coon dispatched and hnnter No. 2 np
the tree, told to shake out the other 'coon.
Down he came with a thud, and in falling
must have struck his head against a root
addling him; for the dogs had him killed in
no time with little of the fun and excite
ment of the first battle. The panting dogs
were allowed a moment's rest while
the hunters refreshed themselves with water
or beer and prepared the game for carriage.
This was done by splitting a four-foot stick
about six inches from the big end, so the
split would not run out, through which the
"varmint's" tail was drawn. The wedge
removed caused the sides to go together
again, thereby clamping the tail firmly.
From this performance is supposed to
emanate the expression "his tail in a split
stick." These sticks were shouldered by
the darkies, the torches snuffed and the dogs
again put on the hunt
Ten' minutes passed before the dogs
"treed" again. This timejit was a 'possum
up a large oak. The tree was soon cut
down, and as the opossum makes but little
resistance, the fun was qnickly over. Again
the dogs were put out, leading ns still
farther into the depths of the forest. We
were having good luck and the hnnters
were in high spirits, so did not pause to con
sider the probabilities of a long tramp.
"Ole Bing" could be heard in the distance
and in ten minutes had "treed" again." It
proved another 'coon up a tall poplar. The
axes were soon ringing on its sides and it
lell with a fearful crash, snapping
and breaking other trees in its
course to the ground. The docs wn
at the top in an instant scenting the game '
but not in time to catch him. They pressed
him so hard, however, that he ran up the
nearest tree a small sapling not over 20
paces from the poplar, and not 15 feet high.
Around it the dogs and hunters gathered.
The 'coon was shaken out among the dogs
and killed by them after another tough
A GOOD NIGHT'S SPOET.
The hunt was continued until two more
'possums were cauphL Bv now a
some miles from home, had crossed a large
tract of forest and near the road on the other
side. We reached the road, and Uncle Jack
scanned the heavens "ter. find de seben stars
an' ellen yards." When found he pro
nonnced'thetime to be "one hour past mid
night" which was within a few minutes of
the correct time.
Well satisfied with- the hunt, the dogs
were whistled, lights extinguished and our
step turned toward the plantation. When
the cabins were reached the fires, always
built out in front of the doors in pleasant
weather at night, were still burning. One
was "mended up" and gave a bright light.
Around it all gathered with the results of
the hunt Uncle Jack divided the game,
reserving the fattest opossum to be dressed
and cooked the next day for me. Incidents
of the hunt were recounted a few moments,
then the darkies sought their respective
As I was departing for the "great house"
Uncle Jack called to me to watt. He went
in his cabin and brought out a bottle and
glass, saying: "Here, chile, drink sum ov
dis medersonj It'll keep yer from catchln'
cole." It proved to be excellent apple
brandy, and the writer, while not advocat
ing the use of stimulants, Is not prepared
to say that a drink of good liquor under
such circumstances is conducive of harm.
THE OLD MAN PLAIED Oi -
Hoir a Maine Teamster Proved That He
Knew HIa Business.
The first Colonel of'the First Maine Cav
alry was bluff John Goddard, an iron
sided old lumberman. Before the war he
used to take gangs of men into the woods
Late one fall in the "fifties" a tall, lank
Yankee came into Colonel Goddard's office
and asked for employment as a teamster.
"Do you know how to drive oxen?" asked
"I rather reckon I do," was1 the bashful
"Suppose I was a yoke of oxen," said
Goddard, getting down on "all fours," on
the office floor, "and suppose I would not
haul, let see what you would do to make me
come np under the yoke."
The Yankee objected at first, but when he
was told that his winter's work depended
upon the trial, he took the long-bradded
oaken ox-goad and began to flourish it oyer
the kneeling Goddard's head.
"HIsb.JBrightjgetuD, there.Golden. Come
here, Star; gee off, Liru," he yelled in turn,
but never a move did old Goddard make.
Finally, getting weary, the teamster in
serted the steel brad into Goddard trousers.
The coming cavalry Colonel got up in a
a. hurry, and the Yankee hired at his
own price, proving the best teamster in the
gang. When the cavalry regiment was
organized the humorous teamster went to
the front as a private, and when he fell
fighting under Grant he had a set of Lieu
tenant's epaulettes on his shoulders.
HE SUED HIMSELF.
How a Lawyer Secured Business Whllo
Faylns- Off a Debt.
Some years ago, when Judge G. H. Hicks
was not as prosperous as he has been in late
years, says the Minneapolis Tribune, he
owned a little bill of 25 to a well-known
firm and one of the members came to see
him about it. The Jndge, then a plain
Colonel lately returned from the war,
frankly confessed that he was "busted" and
asked for an extension of time.
"Can't do it," said the gentleman, "if
you don't pay it we'll have to sue you.
"How can I pay when I haven't got the
money?" asked the Colonel. All I want is
a little time."
"Well, we'll have to bring suit," said the
gentleman, as he started off.
"Hold on," said the Colonel, as a bright
idea struck him. "If you must sne me why
not give me the case? You will have to em
ploy some lawyer."
"That's so," said the gentleman; "all
right, bring the suit."
Colonel Hicks brought the suit, confessed
judgment, sent in his bill for $50 attorney's
lees, collected it, then settled the judgment.
From that time on he had all the firm's law
NO SALES 'AT THAT HOUSE.
An Irate Lady Hastens the Departnre of a
Detroit Tree Press.
He rang the door-bell of a house on Sec
ond avenue and then sat down. In a min
ute he rose up and rang again. Then he
waited a spell and rang for the third time.
Soon thereafter, the lady of the house, be
traying a dozen proofs of sick headache,
opened the door and demanded:
"Are you trying to pull the honse down?"
"No ma'am," he answered. "Have you
the 'Lives of Plutarch?' "
"No, sir, but if I was a man I'd have
ri0 in Arinnf a mtnnfa I
"Eh ah! I see, madam. I guess I'd
And be took the "Lives of Futarch"
under his arm, and his own in his hand, and
backed down the steps and ont of the gate
and went off with the air of a man who
wished he hadn't
Can't Remember Everything-.
Boston Dad get.1
It must be a great thing for a man to
have so many investments as General But
ler, who said to a reporter in regard to the
company controlling the guano island of
Navasso: "I may be an owner in that com
pany, but J don't remember that I am."
The General has always been credited with
possessing an average memory.
In the Canal Boat Cabin.
o Skipper Swordfish, by guml 'F any one
had told me they swum in th' Harlem river
I'd said he lied!
Skipper's Wife I reckon he won't spear
no more coal barges, Hiram.
Member of the Pastime Club Had you
jest as lief back off a little? X'm'fraidl'ja
foul of yer, Judge. "
Wf in f
Continuedfrtm Ninth Page
and then ta the pasture; so the large yard
in front of his house would be full of cattle,
farm men and women, carts and field im
plements. -The owner himself commonly
ordered the going of his beasts, and be and
his were to be the first victims of the popu
The swiftest runners had already reached
his spacious farm, and among them Horn
echt, the captain of the archers. There lay
the house and buildings in the first bright
beams of the morning sun, and a brawny
smith kicked violently at the closed door;
but there was.no bolt, and it flew open so
readily that he had to clutch at the door
post to save himself Irom falling. Others
pushed by him into the courtyard, among
them the archer.chiet.
But what was the meaning of this?
Had some new charm been wrought to
show the power of Mesu, who had brought
such terrible plagues already on the land,
and display the might of his god? .
The yard was empty, absolutely empty;
only in the stalls lay a few cattle and sheep,
slain because thev had suffered some Injury,
whilea lame Iam6 hobbled away at the sight
of the intruders. Even the carts and bar
rows had vanished. The groaning and
bleating crowd, which the star-cazer had
taken to be the spirits of the damned, was
the host of tne Heorews, who had tied by
night with all their herds, under tfae guid
ance of Moses.
The leader dropped his sword, and it
might have been thought that the scene
before him was to him an agreeable sur
prise, but his companion, a scribe from the
King's treasury, looked ronnd the deserted
courtyard with the disappointed air of a
man who has been cheated.
The tide of passions and schemes which
had risen high during the night ebbed un
der the broad light or day! Even the sol
dier's easily stirred ire had subsided to
comparative calm. The mob might have
done their worst to the other Hebrews, but
not to Nun, whose son Hosea (Joshua) had
been his comrade in battle, one of the most
esteemed captains in the field, and a private
friend of his own. If Hornecht had fore
seen that his father's farmstead would be
the first spot to be attacked he would never
had led the mob to their revenge, and once
more in his life he bitterly rued that he had
Deen carried away Dy sudden wrath to
iorget the calm demeanor which beseemed
his years. And now, while some of the
crowd proceeded to rifle and pull down
Nun's -deserted dwellings, men and women
came running in to say that no. living soul
was to be found in any of the other houses
near. Some had to tell of veiling cats
squatting on vacant hearths, of beasts past
service found slaughtered, and broken
household gear, till at last the angry crowd
dragged forward a Hebrew with his family
and a grayhaired, half-witted woman whom
they had hunted out among some straw.
The old woman laughed foolishly and said
that her people had called her till they were
hoarse, but Mehela knew better; and as for
walking, walking forever, as her people
meant to do, she could not; her feet were too
tender, and 8he,had not even a pair of san
dals. The man, a hideous Hebrew, whom few
even of his own race would have regarded
with pitv, declared first with humility bor
dering on.servility, and then with the inso
lent daring that was natural to him, that he
had nothing to do with the god ot lies in
whose name the imposter Moses had tempted
away bis people, but that he and his wife
and child had always been friends with the
Egyptians. As a matter of fact he was
known to many, being an usurer, and when
the rest of his tribe had taken up their
staves he had hidden himself, hoping to
pursue his dishonest dealings and come to
But some of his debtors were among the
furious mob; and even withont them he had
not a chance for his life, for he was the first
object on which the excited multitude could
prove that they were in earnest in their re
venge. They rushed on him with veils of
raze, and in a tew minntes the bodies of the-
hapless wretch and'his family lay dead on
theeround. No one knew who had done
the bloody deed; too many-had fallen on the
victims at once.
Others who had remained behind were
dragged forth from houses or hovels, and
they were not a few, though many had time
to escape into the country. These all fell
victims to" the wrath of the populace; and
while their, blood "was flowing,, axes were
heaved, and doors and walls were battered
down with beams and posts to destroy the
dwellings of the detested race from the lace
of Che earth.
The glowing embers which some furious
women had brought with them were extin
guished and trodden out, for the more pru
dent warnedthem of the danger which must
threaten their o'wn adjoining dwellings and'
the whole city of Tanis if the strangers'
quarter were set in names
Thus the homes of the Hebrews were
spared from fire, but as the sun rose higher
the site of the dwellings they had deserted
was wrapped in an impenetrable cloud of
white dust from the rmns, and on the spot
where bnt yesterday thousands of human
beings had had a happy home, and where
vast herds had slaked their thirst by fresh
waters, nothing was now to be seen but
heaps of rubbish and stone, while broken
timber and splintered woodwork strewed
the scorching soil. Dogs and cats, aban
doned by the fugitives, prowled among the
ruins, and were presently joined by the
women and children who herded in the beg
gars' hovels, on the skirts of the neighboring
necropolis, and who now, with their hands
over their mouths, poked among the chok
ing dust and piles of lumber for any vessels
or broken victuals which the Hebrewsmight
have left behind and the plunderers have
In the course of the afternoon Baie was
borne in his litter past the scene of de
vastation. He had not come hither to feast
his eyes on the sight of the ruins, bnt be
cause tney jay in the nearest way irom tne
city of the dead to his own borne. Neverthe
less, a smile of satisfaction curled his grave
lips as he noted how thoroughly the popu
lace had done their work. What he himself
had hoped to see had not indeed been car
ried out; the leader of the lugitives had
evaded their revenge, bnt hatred, thonen it
is never satiated, can be easily gratified.
Even the smaller woes of an enemy arf joy,
and the Driest bad. just quitted the mourn
ing Pharaoh, and though he had not yet
succeeded in treeing hira completely from
the bonds laid upon him by the Hebrew
soothsayer, yet he had loosened them.
Three words had the proud, ambitions
man murmured to himself again and again
a stiff-necked man, not wont to talk to him
self as he sat alone in the sanctuary, medi
tatinenn what had happened and on what
had to be done; and those three words were:
"Bless me also."
Itwas Pharaoh who had spoken them,
addressing the petition to another, and that
other not old Bnie, the pontiff and high
priest, nor Baie himself, the only men liv
ing whose privilege it could be to bless the
King; no;but the worst of the accursed, the
strancer. the Hebrew Mesu, whom he hated
as he hated none other on earth.
"Bless me also!" That pious entreaty
which springs so confidingly from the hu
man soul in anguish had pierced his soul
like a dagger thrust. He felt as though
such a prayer, addressed by such lips to
such a man, had broken the staff in the hand
of the whole priesthood of Egypt, had
wrenched the panther skin from its should
ers, and cast a stain on an tne nation be
He knew, Mesu well for one of the wisest
sages ever produced by the schoolsof Egypt;
he knew full well that Pharaoh was spell
bound by this man, who had grown up in
his house, and had been the friend of the
great Barnes;, his father. He had seen the
monarch pardon misdeeds in Mesa which
any other man, were he the highest in the
land, must have expiated with his life; and
how dear must this Hebrew have been to
Pharaoh the sun god on his earthly throne
when he could compel the King, standing
by the deathbed of his son, to uplift his
bands to him and implore him: "Bless me
A.U this he had told himself and weisrhed
with due care, and still he. Baie. could not. J
wouia not yieia- to ma poweriui lie Brew.
k Y3a i . 9
HeliMitgardeat .a ku Beet orgeat awl
aaertd daty to fetW totrttUes ea Msa
his whole raee. Te falfiif skat ?!
would sot have bettaled to lay baads m Mm
inroae; indeed, in dm eyes, by tfce uHeraaee:
of that blasDhesoBS en treaty. "Bieas bmI
also," Pharaoh Menephtah bad forfeited his
right to the sovereignty. Moses was the
murderer of Pharaoh' first bora, whereas
be himself and the venerable high priest oti
Amon held the wmI nr- m at Ami
.deceased youth's soul in their hand.
And this weapon was a keea aad
strong one, for he knew iew teMfer
and irresolnte was' the Xing' heart.
If the high priest of Amon the only maa
who stood above him did not contra von e
him in some unaccountable fit of seeileea-i
price, it would be a small matter teredwe"
Pharaoh to sabmission, but the vae-illatiBg
monarch might repent to-morrow of what he
resolved ere to-day, if the Hebrew should
again succeed ia coming between hira aad
his Egyptian counselors. Only this very
day, on hear! Bg t Ik name of Moses sfekesT
in his preseace, the degenerate tea of'
Barneses the Great had covered his face aadb
qnaked like a frightened gazelle, aad te
morrow he might curse hira and proaoBaee
sentence of death against him. He saigas
perhaps, indeed, be moved to do this, bat
even then by the day after be weaWvery
snrely recall bias and beseeeh bis WeeeiBgiJ
once more. ,..;.
Away with such a monarch! Dewa wmi-i
tOfi fee hli TPt.r nfiA bat aj-U rliran titsva
to the very dust! Bak fo a'fittfeff
Successor amon? thn nrlnw al ika Mead1
amon? thn nri
rOVSl nnrl 1ia,n i.. :.. .l.tj
y 1 nutiu ItIC tAJXlO BCraUl-U UUtlMJ i
when Bnie, the high priesTe Araoa, sieald-f,
cross the boundary of the time of JF5J
y.,,,u Uj me goos aaa oee bmj
eves in death then he, Baie hi awe! f. wM$
nil his place; a new life shonld begin tori
Egypt, and Moses and his bribes werel
As the prophet thns meditate lulnnr-.
ravens flattered around his head, aad ttwa, .
urua&.jug juuuiy, angntea on meiKMty rnias
of one of the wrecked tenement. Aii .
involuntarily followed their flight and per-
m taey nau seines on tfle Body off
a ueaa xiearew, nan onnea In the rabbishvj
And again a smile stole over his canning.
defiant features, a smile which the inferior.
priests wno stood about his litter could by
iuusuo laictfjini 4
Ho ae igftiinusa.j
1ES DOLLIES TO SIS A LM1V -
The Price Paid by a Mao Wke Tfcoaht Ha -Cot
His Moaej'a Wsrta. !i
Irom the Boston Post.3
A friend of mine who has fast t
from a trip in England aad, by tae wj", 1
is a person of unimpeachable veraeity tell
me of something that happened on the vey
age out which would make a good ineideat'1
lor an "international novel. " Araestf.
tne passengers were an .SagNea. t
ford and a miner lra Cali
fornia (quite the conventional eaaraeter, it
will be seen), the latter being a reach, good-"
natnred fellow, who kept pretty well sea-'
soued with liquor. One day toward the end1
of the voyage, the weather being ' pleasant
and everybody on deck, the miner, who had
fraternized more or less with his lordship is
the smoking room, approached hira and
"Well, I've always wanted to Know a
real live lord, and see what he was; now I fj
have done it, and I'm much obliged to you.'. .'
Here is a $10 gold pieeer giver it to yonr:
baby f I've had the worth of the money."
So saying, the Californiaa tacked his
coin into some convenient spot about the)
aristocratic child, aad strolled off. Thev'
Englishman, my friend says, held up the
gold piece (hicely wrapped in tisane paper)1
between his thumb and finger, aad piteoas-sj
ly inquired of an acquaintance who stood? .
by what in the world he shonld do with it."
PABHELL'S INFLUENCE iff IKELllb.'iw
Nothing U Ever Done by Bis Frlesda DtKMjr
the leader Ia CeasBlted.
Hew England Alagizine.1
In no other country" in the world I'does
ttrtv nn wrlon niw .vIaIiI lii tnAn.nna wll1
Parnell'exerts in Ireland. Bismarck aadx
Gladstonekare the only two personalities be
sides Parnell who now dominate over large-
masses of men. Bnt neither Bismarck nor
Gladstone can nominate and elect candidates
for scores ot constituencies or 'carry thVi
vote of his party in his pocket. Both these v
tbings Parnell does. There is really next
to no freedom of election In Ireland. .-,
If a Parliamentary vacancy occurs, noth--mg
is done till Mr. Parnell is consulted.
He decides who the candidate shall be, and,
the person selected by him is nominated aad
elected without tne voters being in any war
considered. Thus Mr. Parnell's party is
-dependent upon him, aad each man owes to
him something verylike personal alle
An Antnran Reverie.
Was It hotter? Did Tom mean all that he said!
'Twas a good chance a hasty word spoken.-,
j. mm auu iuc poor uoJETBW awiuuj rea ,
He was in earnestand I thought so, but then jR
Borne tow love without rhyme, without reason!!?
There is always something deceptive in men f
jl discover it so every season. 5
Every season let's see. why. this is my fourth
But sneb short years, and why should J
Though papa this year is exceedingly wrot.,
He is right 'tis a longtime to tarry. -J5L
And Tom's not so bad eb. no, many are woSe?"
He is jealous, but wealthy and clever. njr
Though I wish he wouldn't address melia;
Were we parted, as I said, forever?
Foreverl I see him now tnrnlnc away. -'
For be loved me will love Change to hating?
No, no, I nray not: What, a card, James, yoa
Why, it's Tom! Is the gentleman waiting?
I will be down at once but why did he call?
I had almost expected a letter.
Do Iloveblm? Well yes perhaps after all
I will take hira for worse or for better.
Flavel Scott Mints.
He maketh the winds His angels;
His ministers tongues of flame,
And these. His oldest evangels,
Forever proclaim the same.
Eternal gospel of splendor.
Wisdom, and power, and love.
And of justlcetrae. yet tender
As the olive and the dove.
At times In their savage madness,
His winds in our eyes are bnri'd;
Giving us blindness for gladness.
And blackness that shrouds the world.
Bnt ever his rainbow groweth,
Like flowers, out of the dew
Of darkness and light He soweth
For the broken-hearted few.
There are rifts in life's lute, tangles,
Ti'la.ftriiai fra Ife lthur innnnii
TtlA TCtn va Ima IT- ..! -. ij
Toacb in their dally rounds.
TT.J3,I?orn in Philadelphia intrfrflr.
In the still field its glory we behold
Stretching away It seems a sun-kissed sea,
When calm September's smiling zephyr stoled. .
riavine wiin giamorea oeanty mil and lea.
By the wood edge, with light waves o'er it
It idly flames In undulations free.
In lovely miniature an autumn tree.
When the wind rustles in iu flakes ot gold.
When the leafs curled and colored by the coll
When the frost sparkles on the ripened
And from the stubble pipes the merry
Then in September's beauty we behold
In all his graceful majesty the prince
Tnftiwl tn ft Ann. in a fttr tllA.
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Over the norrh thn-r dimhsr and twine.
And never the breath of a sound they make
Blossoms of aznre and rose and wine,
Fresh and dainty and wide-awake
Our beautiful morning glories!
About the perea they frolic ana play.
And nit ft Unvhtwud shoatataeyi
Steele eyes, Mae eyes, brown eyes, aad any, I
Merry aad wtaseraa aad wide-a wake iaa
Oar oaaatMal moraiafSKJenesH 4?m
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