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THE LITTLE OLD WOMAN.
A BALLAD OF NEW"ORT.
There's a little old woman lives over the
In a gambrel-roofed cottage unpainted and
And where the brown grapevine is climbing
The shingles are covered with patches of
By the wood fire-side, in the winter she sits
In a list-bottomed roeker,, and sing. as she
In a quavering voice with a tremulous
And the click of her needles keeps time to
Her Bible she reads slowly turning the
And she garners bright grain from its beau.
And the tears dim her eyes as the lifts them
In search of her traasure laid up in the sky. 1
In her best Sunday gown, whether ailing
She trots to her meeting at sound of the
And she sits in her pew like a wren on a
This little gray dame In a Puritan church.
Our very old peopole remember, they think.
When her hair was as glossy and black "s a
And her cheeks red as roses, her teeth white
Aud. this little old woman the fairest of girls.
She had a dear lover, slack and a day!
A sailor who sailed from the beautiful bay!
And the summers may blush and the win
tets may pale,
But their sun never shines on his home
At a little round table from over the sea,
She sits at the sunset and pours out her tea,
And the delicate cup and the saucer are
As a floating pond lilly, just kissed by the
And a ship under sail, with Its 'ag at the
All laden with memories brought from the
is painted upon them as life-like and fair
As the mirage that floats IQ the o*ir.
The ship that be sailed in. his sweeth, aht to
Is by others forgo'ten-tho sunset grows
But the little old woman just murmurs a
And smiles as she knows that her lover Is
But a day will soon come when the lilac's
Through the half-open window will float
through the room,
And the house will be quiet and she be at
With a single white rose on her motionless
And the angels will come with their glitter
While the parsons bie prays, and the choir it
And bear to the home that is fairer thai
The little old woman from over the way.
4 PL9OPIlHT F4ILRP,
It was a lovely summer evening.
All the guests at Mrs. Langley's
had adjourned to Mrs. Langley's
garden, the great, cool, fragrant
garden sloping down to the beach,
lying white and silvery in the
waning light. It was a lovely spot,
and Mrs. Langley had fitted it up
It seemed as though she possess
ed the magic lamp of Aladdin, and
was consequently enabled to grati
fy her most extravagant whim or
She was a widow, young, hand
some and childless; she was accus
tomed to a great deal of society,
and delighted in filling her beauti
ful house every summer with a gay
party of mesrry people.
To-day she had just secured for
herself a "companion."
She had long been endeavoring
to gratify her caprices in that di
rection, which insisted on perfect
grace and beauty, and now she was
likely to succeed. For Gertrude
Ross had been engaged to take the
place of the late deposed "com
panion," and Gertrude was a girl
worth looking at. She was an or
phan, and since her father's death
had resided with her aunt, a plain,
commonplace, coarse-natured wo
man, who had made the poor girl's
Mrs. Langley, having a slight ac
quaintance with Gertrude, and hear
ing of her unpleasant situation,drove
over one morning to the little low,
brown house where Gertrude was
wearing her yvoung life ont in vain
endeavors to appease Mrs. Jen.
nings-her aunt-and take care of
and keep-within the bounds of pro.
priety the twins who were unfor
tunate enough to call Mrs. Jen
Mrs. Langley stated frankly that,
being in need of a companion, she
had fallen in love with Gertrude,
and ended by offering her a home
at Vinelands, as her estate was
called, and a liberal salary; in re
turn for which Gertrude was to read
and sing and help entertaining Mrs.
Langley in her dull moments.
Of course poor Gertrude accepted
the proposition with alacrity; and
Mrs. Langley drove home with her
promise to come that very even
Sitting in the cool, fragrant gar
den in the sunset, Mrs. Langley
was entertaining her guests with a
vivid and glowing description of
the home of the Jennings', and poor
Gertrude, in her shabby dress, en
deavoring to quell the fearful tum
ult among the hopeful scions of the
house, and how, in the midst of the
uproar and confusion, Mrs. Lang.
ley had stepped in, anddoor Ger
"Good-evening, Mrs. Langley."
She turned with a quick start of
surprise. Before her in the lush,
green grass, stood a girl-a slender,
graceful girl; pale, oh, so pale and
worn-with, large, dark,. pathetic
eyes, and hair of the sunniest
She was dressed very simply in a
plain calico dress and a coarse sun
The ladies, grouped about in
picturesque attitudes, in elegant
robes of every color of the rain
bow, stared superciliously upon the
stranger, and a cold disdain seem
ed to freeze them all.
It was Mrs. Langley's turn to be
confused at this abrupt ending to
her story, but she was the first to
recover her composure.
She knew that Gertrude Ross
was very proud, with all her pover.
ty, and Mrs. Langley was a little
"taken back" to remember that her
remarks were undoubtedly over
heard by the young girl.
She arose and extended her hand
"Why, Gertrude?" she exclaimed,
pleasantly, "I am glad to see you.
Come with me to your room, my
For Mrs. Langley was saying to
'"What a fright the child looks in
that horrid calico ! I'll get her in
to one of my last season's dresses
as soon as possible."
Gertrude followed her conductor
quietly through the beautiful gar
den to the house. Her head was
ercet and her eyes flashed proud.
"She is ashamed of me," thought
the girl, choking back the sobs
which began to rise in her throat.
Once up in her neat chamber
Gertrude was at her ease.
Mrs. Langley insisted upon array
ing her in one of her own dresses,
which was .really simple; and Gcr
trude accepted it because she felt
that, as Mrs. Langley's companion,
she must not appear shabby in the
presence of that lady's guests.
She came down stairs after awhile,
looking fair and sweet in the pretty,
white organdie, trimmed with ruffles
and lace, and a fragrant pink rose
in her golden braids.
-Mr. Pane, one of the guests, a
tall, lanquid, distingue man,'ad
vanced~ from amid-the crowd, and,
having been duly presented to Miss
Ross, began faithfully to monopo
lize her society.
.The entire evening passed in that
fashion, and Gertrude sought her
own room conscious of having been
the object of Mr. Pane's undivided
attention, something really to be
proud of, she had found out; for all
the other ladies had appeared great.
ly flattered by any show of interest
in her own particular welfare which
he chose to evince.
He was a very great favorite
with all the company, and as the
days went by Gertrude awoke to
the knowledge of the growing jecal
ousy and dislike for herself which
the lady guests began in various
petty matters to display.
It disturbed Gertrude greatly, un
til she remembered that she had
done nio harm or wrong, nothing to
very little, and she went on in the
even tenor or her way.
Gary Fane was very wealthy,
and there was not an unmarried
woman at Vinelands that would
not have said "yes," with heartfelt
gratitude, to a proposal of marriage
from that source.
But Gary Fane had much more
sense than to pin his faith, or affec
tion either, upon any of the painted
dolls who had come to Vinelands to
dawdle away the long summer days
and angle for rich husbands.
He admired Gertrude Ross from
the very first. The simple earnest
ness of the girl charmed him; he
perceived readily enough that her
mind was intent upon the matri
monial market; and so, as the time
passed, he awoke to the fact that
he loved her dearly.
And Gertrude could not help
loving him in return; for this golden
glory which had come into her
lowly life made her very happy.
Now Gary Fane was far-seeing,
and he easily discovered the petty
jealousies and heart burnings
around them; and ore day he
found out something far worse than
he had anticipated.
By accident he overheard a con
versation between two of the lady
guests who had been most zealous
in their endeavors to "win his man.
ly affections," a conversation which
revealed a vile plot.
They had laid a plan to wound
and humiliate Gertrude Ross, to
make her believe that he, Mr. Fane,
was a married man and had only
been amusing himself at her ex
Gary Fane sat silent and listened
to every word of the plot, eaves
dropping was not his forte, but the
end justified the means. Then,
with a curious twinkle in his hand
some, dark eyes, he arose and went
straight into the garden to search
for Gertrude. He found her in a
cool, green arbor, and there he told
her of his great love for her and
begged her to become his wife.
They were together a long time,
and afterward, in the cool of the
evening, they drove down to the
village in. Mr. Fane's phaeton.
It was the first time that summer
that a lady had driven out with
him, and it was the last drop in the
bucket for the jealous hearts at
Vinelands. They decided that the
blow which they had planned
should fall upon Gertrude's defense
less head that very night.
She was sitting in the garden in
the moonlight; she was very pale
and still, but there was a calm look
in her dark eyes which revealed a
The two who had formed the
plot to destroy her happiness drew
near her now, as though by acci
dent, and pretending not to be
aware of Gertrude's vicinity.
"I wonder," remarked one, care
lessly, "what Mr. Pane's wife would
say if she knew of her husband's
flirtation with Miss Ross?"
"Yes, indeed," sighed the other,
dolefully, "poor Mrs. Pane ! Little
does she dream of his behavior when
he is absent from her. He is the
most unmitigated flirt I ever saw in
my life, I would like to see Mrs.
Fane now, and-"
She paused in speechless aston
ishment as Gary Fane suddenly
appeared upon the scene, with Ger
trude leaning on his arm. He
"I am most happy to be able
to oblige you,;' he said, pleas
antly, "Ladies, since you desire so
much to see Mrs. Pane, allow me
to present to you my wife ! We
were married this evening."
Oh, the sensation, and oh, the dis
appointment and chagrin. There
was no escape from the dilemma,
and they were obliged to conceal
their disgust and acknowledge as
the leader of their exclusive "set"
the poor companion, now Gary
Pane's wife. So the miserable plot
We ought not to regard books as
we do sweetmeats, not wholly to
aim at the pleasantest, but chiefly
to respect the wholesomest; not for
bidding either, but approving the
If you wish tobe as hapyas a
king' look at those who haven't as
much as you, no* at those who
OUR i. iic YORK LETTER. t
The Piie Fietd on a Frightful Frolic-Tre
meedoui Celestial Firework, &., I. .
From our own Correspondent.
N.w Yon Feb. 5, 1883.
Calamity has followed the Inman X
line of steamers. With the City of
Brussels lost they hired the staunch t
liner, the Egypt, the Commodore's 1
vessel of the National Line, to fill
the vacancy, that the successful line
being willing, for a consideration, '
to stop the gap, and then they suo
ceeded in setting fre to the EgyptrE
and to their pier. Over two mil.
lion dollars were swept away like a!
flash, but the Egypt lost nothing;
but her running rigging and sails, I
through a sheet of flame from sten
to stern, as she was towed out into
mid stream, lighting the Hudson t
River for miles with the majestfc t
display. Here came in the beau
ties of her construction and right t
under our noses proved what we
have several times had the occasion 1
to refer to the guarantee of safety
enjoyed by all who trust this Na.
tional Line for freight or passage.
No flimsy bulkheads gave way and I
let her to the bottom like an old '
pot with a hole in it. Not much.
Her hull is as good to-day as ever,
and $5,000 will cover the damage
to her clothes, as her sails may be
Lightning in January played
some curious freaks the other day.
It is very unusual for an ordinary
dwelling here, in a block where
many houses of the same height are
together, to be struck. One was in
Brooklyn very near where your
Radix stores the domestic crowd,
and consumes the midnight kero- t
sene, inditing these lucubrations,
and played havoc with that home,
while indoors in stores and dwell
ings people in a circuit of miles
complained of being "struck."
Some sort of sport was eveident
enough in many cases by a kind of.
electrical wave rather than a bolt.
The sufferers were in some cases
lifted clean off their feet and dashed
violently to the earth as if in an
earthquake, while all complained of
sudden nausea and acute neuralgic
pains. The whole circumstance is
remarkable, and will give the scien
tists something to talk about and
ponder over for some time-. r
The great society of "sluggers" ]
has been reinforced by the long ex
pected arrival of Mace and the I
half-breed New Zealander, Slade.
They are attended by a large staff ,
of admirers wherever they go. and 5
are nobbed whenever they show
themseves in their walks abroad.
The announcement of a sparring
exhibition drew forth shekels in
multitudes, but the only music they
had to face was the mertyrdom of
the police court. The irrepressible .j
Bergh has managed to get them j
arrested, and after much fuss and ']
feathers they have been put under i
bonds to keep the peace which there E
was no evidenee to shew they had
the remotest idea of breaking, and e
this sort of martyrdom has made i
heroesof them and been the best kind 3
of an advertisement. Perhaps it is as
well, though Mace truly says that
the encouragement of the noble art i
of self-defence discourages the gen
eral resort to knife or pistol, but It 1
also encourages a lot of hoodlums t
and ruffianism. As when walking i
matches abound%d, half the people
one met were more or less bitten
by the craze, and indulged in ab
normal tramps till they tired of it,t
milionaires walking several miles
to their offices and clergymen tak- t
ing constitutional breathers to brace i
them up for the l'abors of hunting
over their old barrels for something 1
the congregations hadn't heard for
a year or two, so pugilism breeds
blackguardism, and flourishing fits]
becomes a festive fashion.
One "plug" developed by some I
former epidemic of the kind has
just been settled for a while. I 4
refer to the bill-poster Kenney, who
murdered a car-driver, after steal- I
mng an old pipe and abattrredeil
ver timepiece. This n.torious thuga
had been arrested over fifty times
for aggravated .assaults, and was 1
suspected of 'several murders. Iti
has been proved that like the
Italian braves we read about. he I
would take tradn11am to thrnsah1
ome one he had never even laid
ds eyes on before, and then, after
,fortifying" himself with fire-water,
ake the yictim unawares and
knock him out." How he has been
hielded so long is a mystery, and
t puzzles people now to account
or the brute's neck being kept oht
if the halter, in face of the clear di
ection of the judge in his charge
hat if be was guilty of murder in
he first degree-that there was no
ossibility of evading that conclu
The Rapid Transit Railroad in
a Brooklyn, which has managed to
ill quite a number of people, and
ummer when Coney Island is
o much visited piles them up at
he rate of two or three a day, has
ucceeded in crushing a newspaper
man. Probably the scribes will
tow unite and crush Corbin. He
as had things pretty much his own
ray for a long time, and by arbi
rary withdrawals of accommodation
as partially depopulated at various
ines sundry localities ' on his
outes. The idea is that when the
>roperty by this treatment goes
raf down he buys it, then puts on
is-trains again, advertises the fact,
nd booms it up again while ap
>lying the same medicine else
rhere. This may be merely scan
Lal, but it has a flavor of Jay
xouldism that makes it very prob
ble. That small person's mean
esses are much admiied and im
tated by sundry parties.
From our Regular Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 1888.
The past week has been-devoted
amost exclusively to social gayety
rith a little congressional work
brown in: by way of episode and
ecreation. When. Senatbors, M.e
ers, Cabinet Ministers, and Juasti
es of the Supreme Court are seen
a swallow-tail coats, with the gor.
;eously arrayed wives and daugh
era of some other man, 'at two
'clock in the morning'eating chick
n salad, scolloped oysters, drink
rig champagne, and inhaliig car
ionic acid gas, one begins to get
n insight of the real sources of
ilious legislation and lax admin
stratration. No wqpder that it is
Lifficult for Congress to-assemble
t* the early hour of 11 A. M., or
bat on the calling of the Senatie
oil on~e day last week Senator
lutler of South Carolina was the
iDly Senator who answered to his
The social entertainments began
n Monday evening, or rather on
unday, for it is on this daytbat
Royal Bob," as the late President
ailed Mr. Ingersoll, holds his re
eptions, and they were continued
rith unabated fury throughdut the
reek, euding with a grand ball
iven at the British Ministers in
onor of the husband of her royal
ighness the Princess Louise. But
'uesday evening eclipsed all others
a the number and brilliancy of the
ocial entertainments when society
livided the hours between the resi
Lences of Justice Woods, the Span
sh Ministers, and General.Beale.
Vhen I tell you that many men of
frominent offBcial positipn were at
til three of these entertainments,
iid that they were expected next
lay to be in their ofices or inthe
ialls of Congress transacting in
ricate delicate business or discuss
og questions vital to a nation,
[uestions that tax the best thought
and best energies of men, you will
fllow there is cause for denouncing
his social folly run mad.
The curious thing about these en
ertainments in Washington is that
hey are but little frequented by
;ay youth. The devotees are most
y old married and middle aged
>eople from whom brightness of eye,
moothness of skin, and grace and
itheness of limb has departed.
According to the present inf,en
ion of the dominant party in Con
;ress the sessions of both houses
Luring the coming week will be do.
roted almost exclusively to thie
The tariff bill framed by the
rays and means committee was
aken up for detailed consideratin
y the House of Representatives
inder- the five nute rule tb-day
andits na-stos eypiecSu
y by the 4aIvery o
Ape test - ,
ber e em ar-uum&
be:o fa eres #
the late Con at
time Wednesda fierdoon
the deceased -
of Alabama, at 3 nclio e
The -Senate this'
its sessions, in e
whole, on the
tariff measure now. -T
voluminous m et',
Houie bill for6he'
ternal revenue -tto* - s
derstanding is t
will prolong each: ,days:
the Senate nnttl slan
may be necessar!
substantial prW-;li= -
it is hoped to
ly or qui.ebto
tion by the ci eee
Tie long and tree
inain, and not aT .
due must' biet ne
prpi ton bls.
enstanies th - -
selves ant a pesgiesn .
decide to call on
scar ely t _yeof t
since tihe arst one
ber, 1881, " s y i
fgaming anc .-11
bWthe a e
the loga nd r
ofetre the u
siceth Conrs on ig
Ghr, 88, hs WbCai
finshgh 9c pisij
cte tofhis s,
cyald tnpg ctoneI
Gthe, me s that
gtiog the llwnor.
aHuntg o, t
should;esr, nd000 ln6
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