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[From the Dublin University Magazine.]
... It i ch.'not osfrom a contralto voice,!.
. LoTiiig,' laughing eyes, , ;>\
Some one list'uing to those notes?
Sunlight,in thoskies. , . |
Sad notes, from a contralto voice,
Tear drops in the eyes, ? -
None to listen to those notes?
Darkness in the skies.
No Bound from that contralto voice,
Closed for oyo those eyes?
? Some one pining for those notes?
Darkness in the sides.
Glad notes from a contralto voice,
. Glory in those eyes. . . . - .
Some-one dreaming hears theae notes ?
Dawn is in the skios.
A Woman's No !
Oh, no, I could not .wed you?no! . .
But hope you won't forget
I loVe you ns a sister should?
Oh, please, Will, dou't go yet.
Yes, lovo you as a sifter should, .
But marry yb? ??oh; no?
I'm grieved that you should think of it
Corae back?don't leave so.
There, now, sit down nnd talk to me,
Instead of frowning so ;
One cannot love just when they would,
I'd like to have you know.
I don't believe you love mc much??
I do not, oa my lifo;
But if I really thought you did?
Well?yes?I'd bo your wife.
"John, give mc back that bock." These
words, spokeu in a harsh tone by Iiis father,
caused John Morton to .start in affright;
'?Pleuse, father, I was ouly?"
"No words," interrupted the futhor?"give
mc the book !"
With tcV.rful eyes tuol trembling hands John
passed the book to his father, who .immediate
ly throw it into the fire.
"?N<y,f,' sir, go and finish chopping that brush,
and routcniboV, if you riuit it again.before it is
nil done, I'll givo you a whipping."
Mr. Morton was a stnujj .farmer, who lived a
few miles from the village of M -, in
Massachusetts. A man of no literary. taste,
himself, he could not endare it in others; and
for this reason was an unkind and often unjust
father towards John, his second sou, who loved
books better than anything clso in tho world.
John was not a lazy boy, but as a fanner boy
knows no such thing as leisure, he was obliged
to do his reading at such times ns ho could
stei'l froin his work, when his father was. not
by. Gcorgo, his elder brother, was his oppo
site in every respect; he was a good farmer,
but the dtlnbe at school. "I fell you what it
Is, John/' he \ would say, "I- Wouldn't\ give a
snap of my fingers for al! your book learning;
but if you like it, go in, if tho old man will
let you; but as for mc, I am bound to stick to
John had been saving his money for some
time, to buy a fiue editiou of Cooper's works
complete, which an acquaintance had bought
at auction in a neighboring (own, and not
caring much for it, had offered it to him for
Tho night before our story comuionccs, John
Lad. procured the long coveted treasure, and in
the'morning hnd commenced to read as soon as
it was light. From this he was soon called by
his father to chop a load of brush he had just
Reluctantly John left the book and went to
tho task, but the departure of his futhor after
nnothcr*load was too much for him; he left the
brush heap, and. was soon absorbcil in his
Mr. Morton hadgono.but a short distance,
when he remcuibcrcd sonio directions which he
had forgotten to givo George, and returned.
As ho ncarod tho house, he missed thu pound
of tho hatchet. When ho entered tho houso,
there But John comfortably before tho fire,
completely lost in his book. It wus this that
mado him angrily burn the book. With a
bursting heart, John went ,to the brush hcup
again and commenced his work. He worked
steadily all day, but spoke not a work to any
'George, sbbing how bad he felt about it, good
natttrcdly said to him :
"jNovcr mind Jack, I wouldn't cnro~-lct it
go, nnd the next timo I go to tho city I'll get
'.'And whut if you do ?"'replied John, sad
ly, "ho will not let mo read it. I tell you,
George, it's uo use; I'm going nway where 1
fitai have 1 a" chance to study ns -much ob"-?
fclpase." ui>I ,4
"Oh, uonBQnse, .Jack," said Qeorgo,: "yoith
will soou got over it- As for my part, 1 cau't.
sec what you find so interesting in boo!<"8. F(E
rather go into the corn-field and* work tli?
,hqtt^'?hyliih sathm'cr' lA'att to' imvi't^pot ono'
less?n of nbydWuili?!j - -: tdHu> uw b m|
5 "I know ; that,": said John, "it's your nature,
but I can't do the form work', it isn't in me, I
was never meant for it, and therefore, to-mor
row morning I'm going, conic what may."
George tried to change his mind for somo
.time, b?t finding him ?determined, helped him
to get ready to the best of his ability, forcing
him .to accept all his spare pocket money, tell
ing him that he could re; ay it when he got
"But one thing, Jack/^suid ho, "whatever
you doj be an ' hoffest man. ' You'll make a
smarter man than ever I shall, I am sure of
that. And roiuomber, I oxpect to be here as
long na.I live. So . if at. any tipio tho world
goes hi;rd with .you, dou't forget, home."
The noxt morning at breakfast?' Juhn was
iuiescd. An examination of his room showed
that he had taken his little bundle of clothes,
and gave evidence to his father that he had
gone for good.
"Nevermind," said he, "he'll soon bo back."
* . * * * # * *
Thirteen years have passed since John Mor
ton left the old homestead, atid contrary to his
father's prediction, he had not come back.
In the meantime, things had not gone on
smoothly at the farm. Farmer Morton had
given up the whole charge of the farm to
George, who hud married a'girl in the neigh
borhood, and was now tho father of five chil
dren. Years before, in a case of, emergency,
Fanner Morton had mortgaged the farm to a
small amount, and over since the marriage of
George, in spite of ali bis exertions, tho mort
gage had been gaining ground, until now the
place must be Fold, as he could not meet the
terms of agreement.
This was a terrible blow to George and the
old man. but there Was no help for it; their
friends and neighbors were no better off than
themselves, and the re furo could not help them*
had they been ever So much inclined,
It was a bitter bold night in December, and
they.were seated around the kitchen fire. It
was t(.? be their last night at home, for tho
next day would be the sale, and then tlicy
would be houseless. Farmer Morton sat with
his head buried in his hands. At times he
would raise it Up and gaze upon somo cherished
article, as if to tako n last farewell, and thou
bowiug it again, would aloud.
"Come, coinoj father,'' fcaid Ceo-^o, "don't
bo 60 down-hearted. Cheer up, cheer up. 1
am young yet; and if I live, and hard work
will do it, you shall come back to the old place
"I cannot hope for it, Goorge," returned the
old man. "It will require years of successful
labor ; and I nm old and cannot last long. 1
had hoped to die in the old house, but I nm
afraid it cannot be. Sixty jears 1 have passed
here, boy and man, and it is hard to leave
They were interrupted by a knock at the
door, and upon opening it, there entered a
youug man very shabbily dressed. For a mo
ment ho stood surveying the group, with tears
in his eyes, aud then reached forth his baud,
"George, do you not recognize mc
"Father, it is'John," exclaimed George, joy
fully seizing his hand, aud leading him towards
The old man arose, and turning towards him,
"John, my sou !" lit the snmc timo stretch
ing forth his arms?then suddenly drawing
himself up to his full hoight, he said, "John,
for thirteen years you havo been a stranger to
mo ; during that timo we have known neither
where you were, nor what you were doing; can
you give mc the hand of tin honest man V*
"I can, sir !" replied John,proudly, and the
next moment he was folded in his lather's
Next followed inquiries from John as to how
things had gone in his absence; aud ho soon
learned tho whole story.
"As for you," said George, "I do not need
tonsk how Lnu world has gone with you?that
coat speaks for itself. But never mind; I
have some better clothes up stairs, and you arc
welcome to take your pick. But what have
you boon doing, Jack ; trying to get a living
"Yes," replied John, "I have lived entirely
"And a poor living you have had, I'll bo
bound," said the old man; "1 never knew a
book-woru yot, who over turned out much."
"But it seems that wo shall bo equals to
morrow, father," said John, pleasantly.
' That's Tory true," answered his father,
rather testily, "but had you Htttek to tho limn
with George, this had not been V
"Never mind, father," said John, "go to
?ed now, and Georgo and I will try nnd make
>8orne provision for the future."
.. After tho old man had left them, John said
ho was rather fatigued, and believed that he
would retire also.
"But," said George, "you havo .not inquired
aa'to our future prospects. Do you not wish
!? "No,V said John, rather shortly, "not to
night; I don't feel interested." And taking
his light, with a yawn, he left tho room.
George felt hurt. "After all," thought ho,
"ho has changed. He don't seem to care what
becomes of us. Never mind?poor fellow, no
doubt ho has seen hard times, until they have
.-hardened even his heart."
I Tho next morning found 'John Morton en
gaged in a noisy romp with tho whole of his
brother's children. Indeed, so far did he car
ry it, that he received a cutting rebuke from
his father, for his hcartlcssness.
"I can't help it father," he replied, "every
thing reminds mc so much of childhood, that I
cannot realize that I am a man."
At twelve o'clock the auctioncr nppcarcd, in
compauy with those who wcro disposed to bid
for the place. Immediately Upon their arrival,
John took tho auctioneer asido and couvcr-cd
with him earnestly for a few moments. Soon
after tho.auctioneer mounted upon the steps,
and said :
"Gentlemen, I have been requested by the
celebrated author, Morton J. Hall, of Boston,
to bid upon this place for him as high us thirty
five hundred dollars. If an}' of you feel dis
posed to bid higher than that we will procood,
otherwise, there is no need."
As no one seemed disposed to make any
advance upon that bid, the place was declared
sold, and soon the family was again left alone.
"Well," said the old man at dinner, "tho
j worst is over; and I shouldn't wonder if wc
could hire the place from this Mr. Hall, who
?seems to be a city man."
"Oh, yes,'' said John, "f know you can.
Ho don't care anything about farming. '1
kuow him well."
' Don't say any u ore !" cried George-, jump
ing up, and seizing both his brother's hands,
-'^Viat.onc expression betrays you; .'ho dou't
like fanning.' John, you Johu, you are this
Morton J. Hull ! I half suspected it this
morning; for yon never was hard hearted
when a boy, ami you didn't act the part very
Tho old man cried for joy.
"I see now, John," said he, ' I did not un
derstand you as a hoy. I thought books would
be your ruin ; hut, instead, they have saved
me from want."
"You arc right, father," said John, "I am
worth, to day, ten thousand dollars, all earned
by my pen; while, had I stayed by the farm, I
should have been as poor?yes, poorer than I
found you; for you and George arc good farm
ers, while I could never fix my mind upou it ;
in fact, it is evident that I was not born to be
The following important Order from Genoral
Canby was promulgated Tuesday the 31st ult.:
Headq'rs. 2i> Military District,
Charleston, S. C., Dec. 31, 18G7.
[General Orders rVp. 104.]
T. Paragraph II, of General Orders No. 10,
from the Headquarters of the Second Milita
ry District, dated April 11, 1SG7, is modified
as follows :
Judgments or decrees for the paymcut of
money on causes of action arising in Nortli
Carolina, between the 20th day of May, 1861,
and the 20th day of April, 1805, and in South
Carolina between tho 19th day of December,
1800. and the 29th day of April, 1805, shall
not be enforced, by execution, against the per
son or property of the defendant. Proceod
iugs for such causes of notion now pending,
shall be stayed, nnd no suit or process shall be
instituted or commenced on such causes of ac
tiou until after the civil government of the re
spective States shall be established in accord
ance with tho laws of the United States.
Paragraph 111, of the same Order is modi
fied as follows:
Sheriffs, Corouers and Constables, arc here
by directed to suspend the sale of all property
upon execution, or process under any judg
ment or decree of a court of the so-callod Con
federate States or of tho State of North Caro
lina, rendered between tho 20th day of May,
1801, und tho organization of tho provisional
government of the said State, under the Presi
dent's proclamation of the 29th day of April,
18(15, or of tho State of South Carolina, ren
dered between the 19th day of Doccmbcr,
1800, and tho organization of the provisional
government of tho said State, under tho Presi
dent's proclamation of the 30th day of June,
1805, unless the written consent of the defen
dant be entered of record, and except in eases
'qjBO tiodn ?XouJOHTl Kiq JO Jjr)unqd oq? OJOqM
supported by corroborated testimony, shall al
lege that the defendant is disposing of, remov
ing, or about to reuiovo, his property beyond
the jurisdiction of the court with intent to de
fraud his creditors: provided, that no such
judgment, so rendered, within the periods
aforesaid, shall be a bar to the commencement,
in a State court, of a new suit npon the same
cause of action in any case in which by law
the defendant may romovo or appeal the same
to a court of the United States.
The sale of real or personal property by
foreclosure of mortgage, is likewise-suspended
in tho cases embraced in Paragraphs II. and
III., of said Order No. 10 as abovo amended,
except in cases where interest money accruing
subsequent to the 29th day of April, 1865,
shall not have been paid before the day of sale,
aud all previous restrictions on such sales are
Paragraph IV. of the same Order is modi
fled by substituting the 29th day of April,
18G5, for the 19th day of May, 18G5.
Paragraph V. of tho same Order is modified
as follows :
All proceedings for the recovery of money
on contracts, whether under seal or by parol
tho co? jidcration of which was the purchase of
slaves, made subsequent to the 1st of January,
18C3, are suspcuded. Judgments or decrees
entered for such causes of action shall not be
Paragraph VII. of the same Order is modi
fied as follows :
In all sales of property under execution or
by order of any court, thore shall bo reserved
out of the property of any defendant who, has
a family dependent upon his or her labor, a
dwelling house and . appurtenauccs, and (if in
the country) tweuty acres of land, or so much
thereof that the whole shall not exceed in
value the sum of two thousand dollars; and in
a town or city, the immediate lot upon which
such dwelling house is situated ; and necessary
articles of furniture, apparel, subsistence and
implements of husbandry, trade, or other em
ployment, to tho value of five hundred dollars.
The homstcad exemption shall inure only to
tho benefit of families. In other cases, the
exemption shall extend only to clothing and
implements of trade or employment usually
followed by the defendant, of the value of two
hundred dollars. The exemptions hereby
made shall not be waived or defeated by the
act of any defendant who has a family depen
dent upon him or her for support, and the cx:
empted property shall be ascertained and de
fined by the Sheriff or other officer enforcing
the execution, who shall call to his aid two im
partial citizens to make the necessary apprais
nient, and shall make report thereof to the court.
Paragraph X is hereby modified so as to
authorize arrest in civil actions ex contractu
only in cases where the demand is past due
and the defendant has been guilty of a fraud
in contracting the debt sued for, or has re
moved or disposed of his property, or is about
to do so, with intent to defraud his creditors,
or is about to leave the State with such in
Paragraph XVI is amended by adding
thereto, All proccediugs in any court of North
Carolina, or of South Carolina, recognizing or
sanctioning the investment of the funds of
minor heirs, or of females, or of insane persons,
in the securities of the late rebel government,
or the securities of the States of North Caro
lina, or South Carolina, created, for the pur
pose of carrying on war dg:?.i;.-t the Govern
ment of the United State?, wi 11 ) c suspcuded
until the question of the validity of such in
vestment shall have been determined by the
courts of tho United States, or b'j national leg
islation. And nothiug in the provisions of
this order, or of tho Order No. 10 above cited,
shall be held to bar or hinder tho rocovery, by
suit of the estato of any minor heir, female,
or insane person (ceslui quc trust), whether in
the hands of executors, administrators, trus
tees, guardians, masters or clerks of Equity
Courts, and other fiduciary agents, or investod
by them in thoir fiduciary character.
II. General Orders No, 25~m^May' 20, 1867,
is revoked; and on and after tho first day of
January, 18G8, the distillation of spirituous
liquors in this Military District will be subject
lb such restrictions only ns are imposed by the
laws of the United States and of the States of
North aud South Caroliua, respectively.
III. Paragraphs VI aud VII of General
Orders No. 32, dated May 30, 1867, are re
voked, and the power to grant licenses for .the
sale of spirituous or intoxicating liquors, is re
mitted to the proper local authorities, to tako
effect on and after tho first day of January,
1868, and to be subject to tho following condi
1. Tho municipal authorities granting tho
license shall bo answorablc that the parties to
whom such license aro granted, together with
their sureties, shall bo responsible persons, and
of good moral standing in the community, and
thut both principal and sureties shall bo able
to qualify individually in double the amount
of tho bond required, and that the bond shall
he a lien upon the personal property of both
principal and sureties, and upon proof of de
fault shall warrant the summary seizuro and
sale of so much of tho property of either or
both as may bo necessary to satisfy the for
feiture or fine and costs.
2. Drunkenness or disorderly conduct on t?i6
premises shall work the forfeiture of the li
cense and of the penalty of the bond. VV
3* The owner or keeper of any bar room,-sa
loon or other place at which intoxicating, li
quors are sold, and all other persons interested
or connected therewith, shall be regarded as
principals in any action of damages growing
out of any assault, riot, affray or other disor
der occurring on tho premises, or directly
4L A11-bar rooms, saloons or other places at
which intoxicating liquors are sold, shall be
closed on tho day or days of any general or
local election, and for the twelve hours next
proceeding the opening and next succeeding
the closing of the polls at euch election ; and
the Sheriffs of Counties nnd Districts, and the
Chief of Police of cities and towns, shall have
power to direct tho closing of bnr rooms and
other places for the sale ot intoxicating liquors
whenever it may bo necessary in their judg- V
mcnt to preserve order and quiet.
5. The proceeds of all licenses, forfeitures
and fines, under the local regulations or under F
the provisions of military orders, will be de
voted to tho support of tnc poor, and as soon
as realized will be turned over to the ooromis-*
sioners or overseers of the poor of tho district, *--!
county, city or town in which they accrued, '.
and the commissiodcrs or overseers' will, at the
end of each month, report to the Provost Mar
shal General of tho District the amount re- .
reived by them during tho month, specifying
tho names of tho parties from whom it was re
6. Tho penalties imposed by this order or by If
tho local police regulations may be enforced in ,4
any civil or military court, and upon conviction
the court may award' to the inform er a sum
not exceeding fifty per cent, of tie forfeiture
or fine. And it is made the duty of all sher
iffs, constables, and coroners of counties and
districts, and the police of cities and towns, to
be vigilant in the enforcement of the police'
regulations and tho provisions of this order ia
relation to the sale of intoxicating liquors.
The provisions of this paragraph will be
j held to apply * o such liconscs granted under
j Genoral Orders No. 32, to innkeepers, as re
main unexpired after the 1st of January,
IV. To promote the speedy trial of prisoners
confined for minor offences, and diminished the *
cost of their maintenance, all committing mag
istrates will, on tho 15th and last days of each
month, report to tho Judge of their County or
District Court all commitments made by them
during the preceding half month, specifying
I the date of commitments, the names of tho
prisoners, and the offences for which they were
committed, to the end that the Judges may,
whenever in their opinion tho number of
prisoners or other considerations of public in
terest call for it, ho'd special terms of their
j Court, for the purpose of disposing of suoh
cases. The additional expense of holding Such
I special terms will be a charge upon the State
j Treasury, and the accounts therefor will be
audited and paid as accounts of a similar char
acter aro now audited and paid, and if the
salaries now paid tho Judges-should be inade
quate in view of tho additional labor perform
ed by them, a reasonable addition, upon proper
representations through the Govornor of the
Stati', will bo allowed.
By Command of Brevet Major-General Er>. R.
LOUIS V. CAZIAIiC.
Aide-de-Camp, A. A. A. Gcn'l.
Official?Louis V. Caziarc, A. D.O., A. A.
A raw Irishman, just over, went into a res
taurant, and was asked by tho waiter what he
would have? "Why, wittles to ate, av coorse,"
was tho reply. A plate of hash was placed
before him. "Fot's that ?" demanded Miokey.
"That's wittles," was tho answer. Mickey
eyed the compound suspiciously for some time,
and finally exclaimed?"Be jabers, tho man
that chewed that can ate it."
A poor Irishman applied to one of tho over
seers of tho poor for rcliof, and upon sontt
doubt being expressed as to whether ho was a
proper objcot for parochial relief, L j enjorced
his suit with much oarnestness.
"Och, yer honor," said he, "sdre I'd be
starved long since but for my cat."
"But for what V asked tho astonished in
"My cat," rejoined tho Irishman.
"Your cat f how so ?"
"Sure, yc r honor, I sould hor cloven times
for sixpeneo a time, and she was always home
before I could get there myself."