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tiiul of ours
That sets aside a spe
cial holy day,
"When .re may strew,
with memory's glo w
The graves of Blue
Kot only those vrhoss lives are fair and brief.
ror.only flowers o.f the earth are they
Flowerpot the heart, that,breathe of horc and
fF. grtef, " "
- -" That will not fade away.
But let us not our offerings confine
To patriots who fell on baltle he'ghts;
Let all our loved who died. to life divine
Share in the sacred rctes.
"Where is the home whose circle is cop.plcte?
Wuere is the heart that has not lost a friend?
Go, cast your Cowers where their incense sweet
May. with your prayers, ascend!
Ahlfflowers can speak when our poor lips are
f darnb. j
jOfJlove or woe,in language of their own:
And, clustereaion the grave, bring utterance
The cold lips of the stone.
.ONE MEMORIAL DAY.
Tho Story of a Family Feud and
Written lor This Paper. '
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The faded eyes of the
mother looked in
quiringly into the
bright, winsome face
of her seventeen-year-old
her ivasted hands ca
ressed tho oranges
and luscious fruits
-which lay at her side
in a basket.
speaking, mamma, I
met an orange tree
down town." replied
the young girl, with a delightful little laugh,
"and a very little shake sufficed to dis
lodge a few, than a grape-vine careered
jicross my path and offered its fruits; next
a plum-tree shook itself in my apron, and
here you are, little mother, and I want to
sce3-ou enjoy one of these oranges straight
way," and bringing a plate and fruit-knife,
she began paring one of tho juicy globes
for the invalid.
The mother smiled. " 3Iy Grace has been
denying herself, I know," she said, fondly,
the hectic flush on her cheek growing
deeper ia the excitement of tho little sur
prise, " though how, I can not imagine, for
it seems as if we had economized to the last
possible degree already. You surely have
not appealed to your grandfather again J"
and the pinched face took on a look of
"No, no, mother, you need no.t fear," re
plied Grace, her bright face clouded for a
moment by tho thought. " Let him keep his
riches and his wrath together; but lestyou
fret over "the mystery, mamma, I will tell
you. I have stopped tho music lessons.
That is all." ,
"Oh, Gracie, and you need them so
much in preparing for the future."
"But Prof. Euderby lias offered mo the
use of his piano, and I am to practice every
day and take a thorough review of all that
I have gono"bver," said tho girl, speaking
rapidly. She would not for the world have
allowed the mother to know what a trial it
had been to open her heart to the stately
professor, telling him her sore need, in ad
dition to the pain of giving up her beloved
music. Kc had responded nobly, offering
her free tuition and the use of his piano
until such time as shG-- could begin earning
for herself; but her Southern pride would
not allow her to accopt any thing but his
sympathy and the use of the instrument.
The mother sighed. "But you were
progressing so rapidly, dear, and whenl am
The daughter placed her white hand over
tho mother's lips, whilo the brown eyes
filled ivith tears; she could not bear to hear
tho unwelcome truth alluded to.
"Don't, mamma," she pleaded, "I can
not bear the thought, and if it mu-t come,
Holly, Freda and I -will live on potatoes and
salt rather than see you suffer for lack of
these little dainties which it is such a
pleasure to procure for you," and she kissed
the parched lips tenderly.
Just then the door opened and there was
n sound of excited voices. " Oh. mamma,
we are on the Decoration programme and
are to march in the procession," and Hol
ly's boyish face was "bright with pleasure.
His name was Holroyd, an odd old family
name, which had been handed down from
father to son for many years and abbre
viated to Holly in the nursery. His frank,
honest face boro a wonderful resemblance
to a pictured faee which hung in its frame
over the invalid's couch, and her eyes
lighted up with pleasure as she looked in
the blue eyes, so like his father's, with
"And I am one of the band to scatter
flowers on the grave," said Freda, eagerly,
" and I am to wear white, with a sash."
The mother sighed. " Is it so near Deco
ration Day again.1" she sahl. "How the
AXD I AM OXE OF TIIE BAND."
years Cfly 'away," and she cast a quick
glance at "the picture above her. "Ten
years since your papa died, and yet it
seems in one sense so long, so long;" then
a dreamy, satisfied expression stole over
her face, at the thought how short the
time would now be before she would be re
united to the husband of her youth.
Grace read the look aright and shuddered
as she thought of the trial In store for her,
but the little ones, with "the happy uncon
sciousness of youth, chattered on gaily of
the coining Decoration D?v.
They were Awins, now nearly tvelve
years fold, and' in their dispositions the
goodluid gentlOitraits of. "both "parents were
hapUy&lended, and there was notasun
nier.&appier pairf of children, in the towti
thanfHolly and Freda .Graham. The little
family had a history. Twenty-five years
before the father, Holroyd Graham, had
been the petted son of a wealthy father in
a Kcrthern State; sisters there were
also, but the son was the idol of the
lather's heart. He was a most in
dulgent parent when his prejudices
were rjjt'i ?&isturbe&, Jlrat ihe was man
of violent- anlijjiunreasoShleprejudices,"
and when the war broke out, his wrath
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against the. Southern people wa3 so vindic
tive and harsh that he could sea no good in
them collectively cr individually, and he
was eagerly ready to give up his only and
well-beloved son to go and fight the hated
rebolsl since, he himself was physically
incapacitated" from doing so at the time,
and the soniwent out from his native town
at the head 'of his company, followed by the
benediction of his father, and with the
echo of hi3 parting words in his ear: " Lick
'em, boy. Thrash 'em out of their boots for
me, since I can not go myself." A much
more characteristic leave-taking than a
more sentimental one would have been.
The young man rode away with a share
of his father's vindictive spirit- infused
into hi3 own gentler nature, but as the war
progressed he saw so many touches of a
kindred nature among the people he had
come to conquer that he came to pity as
well as blame, and culminated his soft
heartedness by falling desperately In lovo
with tho fair and gentle girl who afterward
became his wife and the mother of his
He had found her in an old mansion
which the Union forces had taken posses
sion of, caring for an invalid mother, and
cowering and trembling with fear, with no
one besido to protect her but an old negro
mammy and her decrepit husband, and his
chivalric heart went out to her at once as
he reassured and calmed her fears, and
made the invasion as ple'int as possible
under the circumstances, x'he troops were
quartered in the vicinity for a fortnight,
and, when they were ordered on, Holroyd
Graham carried the heart of the fair
Southern girl away with him and left his
own in her keeping.
The father's wrath may be imagined
when, upon his son's return from the war,
scarred from honorable service, he learned
that he was determined to make the penni
less Southern girl his wife; but the son had
his share of his father's firmness, and, after
a fierce quarrel, they parted, the son leav
ing wealth and home for the sake of her
whom he loved.
The breach had never been healed, and
Holroyd Graham, after ten years of happy
married life, died a lingering and painful
death, in consequence of injuries received
during his army life, leaving his heart
broken wife with Grace, a mere child, aud
the twins, helpless infants, upon her hands
to rear and educate.
The widow's pension, which fortunately
was a liberal one, sufficed with the little
which they had accumulated to keop actual
want from the door, and the delicate hands,
which had never been brought up to labor,
performed inan5' an unwonted task for pay,
and she had managed to struggle along un
til the children were able to assist her in
small ways; but the memory of her soldier
husband was ever kept green in her loyal
heart, and, though she had received advan
tageous offers, she had refused them all
for his sake.
She had only written once to the grand
father of her children, telling him when
and where his sou was buried, and opening
the way for a reconciliation if he wished it,
but he did not reply, and Grace, too, under
the pressure of actual need when she saw
her beloved mother failing under her bur
dens, had ventured a little pleading letter,
which also went out upon its way, but
brought no response.
It was evening, and the lamps cast a soft
glow over the elegant room which was
fitted up for a library in a luxurious home
many miles from the widow and her chil
dren. One side was filled with a valuable
collection of choice books, the other was
devoted to rare specimens of art in paint
ing and sculpture, while in a corner niche
stood a grand piano, bearing mute testi
mony to the fact that the room had echoed
to music in other days.
The owner of all this luxury sat by a cen
ter table, his face buried in his hands, and
his eyes fixed upon a letter which lay be
fore him, accompanied by a picture upon
which he looked with moistened eves. It
was the widow's letter, and Holroyd Gra
ham looked upon it as one in a dream. "All
alone. All alone," he said aloud, at last,
"and he whom I relied upon as a staff for
my declining years is buried far away from
me, and I have never ever seen the spot
where he lies, or the faces of those whom
he loved most."
He looked sadly about liim. "All this
wealth and luxury is as empty husks to
mc in my loneliness, and I would give it all
for one look into the honest blue eyes of
my boy, one grasp of his warm hand, but I
have nothing but his distant grave which
other hands than mine will decorate on
Memorial Day; others will honor the brave
boy whom I sent out from my heart and
home for his country's sake."
An indescribable longing came into his
heart to see for himself the spot where his
son lay, if no more, aud to-night, in his
softened mood, there was no hardness in
his heart toward the widow and the father
less children of his son. It was not a largo
town where the widow Graham lived, so it
was not a large or imposing procession
which filed away to the cemetery on Me
morial Da-. It had been a patriotic town,
as the number of little flags flying above
the graves testified.
It was always a sad day for the widow,
and to-day she shed bitter tears as the mar
tial music announced that the procession
had started for the cemetery.
These sounds always smote upon her ear
like a knell, reminding her of the dreadful
war times, when father, brother and loved
ones were every day adding their names to
the roll-call of regiment and companios at
the recruiting offices. True, she had been
more fortunato than many, being more
nearly alone in th? world, but even sho had
oen a beloved father brought home
to die, and an invalid mother fade away
like a shadow under the affliction, and the
fifo and drum had a weird, dark memory in
its notes for her which time could never
The flowers were lavishly scattered, the
salutes were fired and the main body of the
procession slowly filed out of the eenietery
gates, but still the twins lingered by the
grave which the- especially loved to honor
in memory of the father whose form and
face had lon since passed from their re
membrance. It was a pleasant place to
them, shaded by many trees and watered by
a purling broolc from which the ground
took its name. "Brooksidc."
Loving hands kept it in neat repair, and
rustic seats and jetting fountains made it a
pleasant spot in which to spend a medita
They were picking away a few stray
weeds and polishing the white marble of
the neat stone which marked the grave.
when a stranger appeared: he was tall and
erect, with snowy hair and keen eyes, and
as he drew near he fixed his gaze on Holly
with an eager look which drank in every
feature of the boyish fase as the thirsty
wayfarer drinks from a cooling spring.
There was no need to establish the childs
identity for every feature proclaimed it,
and tho old man's eyes filled with tears as
he drew near and laid his trembling hand
on the sunny head, asking, gently : ''What is
your name, my son?"
'Holroyd Graham, sir," was the boy's
repl-, looking up in the still handsome and
aristocratic face of the stranger in sur
prise. "And who is this little maid!" lifting
Freda's chin and looking earnestly into the
brown eyes so like those of the mother.
"This is Freda, sir. and we are twins,"
replied wondering Holly.
And where is the mother this lovely
"Mamma is sick, sir, and wo are
afraid" and the boyish face contracted
vyith a swift spasm of pain, for even his
light heart had become shadowed by the
knowledge that soon, only too soon, there
would be two graves in the green cemetery
"And there is a Grace, too, is there
not?" and the stranger's voice grew ten
der and pitiful as he thought of the little
letter in his desk at home, and earnestly
wished he had come lng ago.
"But Grace must stay with mamma she
coughs so dreadfully we'eah not leave her
alone," replied Freda, timidly.
The unsuspicious children talked oa
without a thought of concealment, until
the tall stranger was in full possession of
the family history, with its pitiful strug
gles anddiscdurasBment'?. so far as they un
derstood them, and even Grace's self
denial in regard to the music lesson was re
hearsed. "And I have kept my v.-ealth and grudged
them a helping hand in their need,"
thought the old man, in bitter self-reproach.
" And now, my little man, do you know
who I am J" he asked aloud.
"A very kind gentleman, I am sure, sir,"
replied Holly, modestly; his simple littlo
heart had never once guessed at the truth.
" Have -you never heard of your Grand
father Graham 3"
" Oh, yes, sir, but he is very angry with
us all, and has been unkind to us," replied
" But he will be unkind no longer," said
the old man, eagerly. I am your grand-
father, dear children, and, please God, tho
past shall be atoned for in the future, aud
now let us go to minima and Grace."
"Who can be coming home with 'the chil
dren," said Grace, as she stood in the cot
tage door shading her eyes with her hand
from the brilliant sunlight. She formed a
pretty picture, her brown hair floating out
in the fresh breeze, her cheeks flushed
and her graceful form arrayed in a light
dress, plain and cheap to be sure, but taste
fully and becomingly made.
Her quick intuition took in the possiblo
identity of the stranger, and fearing the ef
fect of the sudden surprise upon tho
mother should her surmise prove correct,
she stepied out to the gate to meet them.
"Oh, Gracie," cried Holly, "this is
grandpa, and we met him at the cemetery."
He put out his slender white hand draw
ing her to him, and looking at her search
ingly. " My dear child, forgive me that 1
have left you to bear so much alone," he
said, gently, as he pressed a kiss on her
fresh, young lips.
Grace looked up at the handsome old faro
through a mist of tears. "Wa3 this the
stern, cold grand parent whom she had al
most learned to hate? Yes, but stern and
cold no longer; the flrst look into Holly's
face, so like the one he had loved so tender
ly, had broken down the last shred of preju
dice and completed the work which tho
loneliness of old age and the desolation of
his splendid home had commenced in his
heart. And Grace, as she saw the tender
light in the eyes looking down at
her so pityingly, felt all her hard feeliugs
toward him melting away, and longed to
weop out the griefs which she had boruo so
patiently alone upon his friondly bosom.
"Does he come in peace or in anger?"
asked the widow, tremulously, when Graco
suddenly broke the unexpected news to her.
'In peace, daughter, and anxious to
make atonement for the long years of bit
terness aud neglect in thepa.t," replied tho
old man, who had heard the question and
answered for himself.
This was the beginning of better days
for the family; the mother's disease had
progressed so far that her case was hope
less, but every thing which wealth and
love coald procure was provided to allevi
vate her sufferings, and when at last
her spirit took its flight, Holroyd Graham's
hand closed the tired eyes and crossed
the weary hands over the breast which
would never more be disturbed b- earthly
prejudices, or life's stern necessities.
They laid her beside her soldier husband
in Green Brookside, and then the orphans
were made ready for a long trip among tho
mountains to recover from the effects of
the long confinement and the griefs and
anxieties of the past; and it was nearly
autumn beforo the old home mansion was
reached, and the great house echoed once
more with young voices, and was bright
ened by love's warming atmosphere.
The children became the very darlings
of their grandfather's heart, and their
education, which poverty had seriously in
terfered with, was resumed with renewed
zeal, and Grade's musical talent in partic
ular was carefully cultivated, though no
longer .a necessity as a means of support.
There is only one drawback to the com
pleteness of their happiness, and that is the
thought that the dear mother can not share
it, and Holroyd Graham sighs as he thinks
of the many years of happiness which, in
his cruel prejudice and unforgiving spirit
he has deprived himself of, and also thinks
of the many years of privation aud suffer
ing he caused the gentle woman whom he
came to love so well, before she left him,
and the hard and unaccustomed tasks
which, through his neglect, tho feeble
hands were forced to perform, when a
tithe of the wealth which he would never
have misled, and a little of his love, which
should have been hers by right, could have
made her life an easy and happy one.
Miss. F. M. Howakd.
SLEEP, SWEET SLEEP.
The Greatest Uoou AVhirh Nature
Given to Her Children.
Sleep, the friend of the weary, is nono
the less a capricious friend, and can not al
ways be summoned or dismissed at pleas
ure. How we sigh for her in vain some
times, as the dreary small hours would
they were much smaller of the night suc
ceed, and are rapidly succeeded by others;
too long for tired patience, too short as
they bring us nearer and nearer to the get-ting-up
hour. And again, what an effort it
requires to shake off the drowsy mantle
-which the goddess wraps around us some
times in spite of ourselves. The day's task
is not finished, the lecture or the sermon is
still proceeding, nay, the sun has not half
run its course, we have not yet dined, and
there we are, nevertheless, overpowered
with languor, and falling hopelesly on to
the sofa cushions asleep.
"When a child is overtaken with drowsi
ness unexpectedly it can generally be al
lowed to yield to the-claims of nature; tho
elders are perhaps thankful to see the rest
less little mortal compelled to tranquility
for a brief space. So. too, if you are not
quite, well your half-hour's nap is re
spected. But if business is waiting you,
you know yourself whatever the cause of
your fatigue you must not sleep; the work
must be done though you have but one eye
open. Possibly you do wish just then that
if to do nothing were really your destiny
you could anticipate it by commencing it at
Tour dog or your cat dozes cosily on the
hearth-rug. and you, their lord and master,
so superior in intelligence and wisdom, can
not arrange matters so as to enjoy the
same privilege when so disposed. As well
be a quadruped at once! JfaneJiesier Gaar
diaii. The sunshine often falls about us and
illumines our pathway while we carefully
shut it out of our hearts. Not only is tho
heart darkened in such a case, but it can
not see or enjoy the beauty that is lying
around it. The souL first of all, must have
its radiance. Uhittd Tralbiiterian.
Knowledge is dearly bought if we sac
rifice to it moral qualities. CAa.ii.-j.
INGALLS AND VOORHEES.
Tlie Itebel Sympathizer from Indiana
Vanquished by the Kan-ta Orator.
The encounter between Ingalls and
Yoorhees in the Senate recently was
one of the bitterest that hare occurred
in Congress inre the famous attack of
Blaine upon Hill, of Georgia, in 1875,
but differs from it in oce notable re
spect. Mr. Blaine made his charges of
rebel barbarism in treatment of Union
prisoner?, and pressed them home with
all of life well-known vigor, but Mr.
Hill denied his assertions" and chal
lenged him to produce his facte in their
support, which Mr. Blaine had not
ready at the moment. A da' or two
later, however, Mr. Garfield produced
the authorities and official proofs, and,
piling them on Hill's devoted head,
closed the controversy. It was the
heavy infantry coming up after the
dashing cavalry that won the combat.
Mr. Ingalls, on the other hand, ma;e
his charges and produced his support
ing proofs. He fortified his statements
with the documents and had them on
his desk, ready at hand.
The contest between the two men
was like a fight between a clumsy
man with a stick and a lithe, adroit
fancer with a rapier. The rapier ward
ed off the blows and left the adversary
illustrated with steel cuts.
Much of the skill of the fencer was
due to his coolness. The man witli the
club lost his temper and resorted to
to ruffianly blackguardism and vile
epithets. In the heat of his passion
he denied too much. He forgot too
much also. He evidently
member his copperhead,
rear record, which even
didn't deny at
the time, but boasted
of. If his friends now are satisfied
with his defense certainly his op
ponents have no reason to complain.
The man with the rapier, on the other
hand, kept his temper as lie perfor
ated his hulking adversary. He never
went beyond the limits of parliament
ary etiquet or propriety. It was a dis
play of cool, adroit, scientific skill,
unmarred by a single ruffle of auger.
While his antagonist was piling epithet
upon epithet, after the manner of the
bar-room or the prize-ring, he simply
piled proof upon proof of the truth of
his charges. There was no occasion
to call Mr. Ingalls to order. There
was every occasion officially to cen
sure Mr. Voorheos for unparliament
ary and brutal language.
Mr. Yoorhees made his original
attack upon Mr. Ingalls during his ab
sence, cither purposely or inadvertent
ly, hy misinterpreting his former re
marks about General Hancock and
General McCicllan. This time there
can be no mistake as to Ingall's opinion
of the former, for he has paid him a
handsome and eloquent tribute, while
he has left McClellan where he was.
As to the latter, Ingalls might have
said more and to the point. He might
have urged with truth that of all Gen
erals, ancient or modern, lie was the
worst. Ingalls need not have gone
further than the battle of Gaines' Mill
to prove it It lias never -et been ex
plained why McClellan allowed the
rebel army to march around his flank
and rear, 70,000 strong, to separate
themselves from Richmond and their
line and hurl themselves upon his right
wing and crush it. It has never yet
been explained why, with SO.000 men.
McClellan sent onh- a part of a brigade
to the relief of the 30.000 who had-been
attacked by a force nearly three times
their number. It has never yet been
explained why, with a force of only
10,000 rebels in front of him and Rich
mond only seven or eight miles away,
he did not smash through them
and enter the city, or at least cut
off Lee from it, then miles away from
his base, while the squad he left behind
was entertaining and amusing itself
with McClellan. It has never yet been
explained why, when his right wing,
smashed and broken because it did not
have sufficient help, fell back, he
should have retreated through the
mud and swamps of the Chickahom
ing to tho cover of the gunboats, and
did not fall back to the strong in
trenchments between the York and
James rivers which the rebels had
thrown up and the Union troops had
successively occupied as the former
were forced back.
The war record of Mr. Yoorlntc.
lowcver, was the objective point of
Mr. Ingalls attack rather than that of
McClellan' s, and no one who has fol
lowed it carefully and who is not a
partisan friend of Yoorhees will feel
dissatisfied with it. Tiie spectacle of
Dan Yoorhees at this Into dav standing
up and pretending to be a friend of
Union soldiers, at the same time grov
eling round the feet of the Southern
Brigadiers, was enough to rouse the
gall of a man like Ingalls. The oc
casion was not lacking for a display of
his talent in sarcasm and invective,
and he improved it well and thorough
ly. Even the Southern members them
selves were captivated by it. They
always prefer a fighter to a grovcler.
Mr. Yoorhees will be careful in the
future how he poses as the friend of
Union soldiers, or provokes the man
with the rapier. Chicago Tribune.
THE CHIEF JUSTICESHIP.
A Thought Which Ha I'robablr Susrsest
eI Itneir to Many KwaJtr.
The appointment of a Mr. Fuller, of
Chicago, to be Chief Justice of the
United States, to sit in the seat once
rilled by a Jay, a Marshall and a
Chase, is a fair illustration of the utter
disregard which Mr. Cleveland pays
to the Civil-Service laws of the coun
try which he so solemnly swore to en
force and which is the only plank up
on which the political mugwumps of
the day stand.
Here was a most conspicuous op-portunitj-.
One of the ripest scholars
of the Nation, the ablest jurist of his
age and senior Associate Justice of
the Supreme Court with which he has
served for more than twenty years,
and was by every right, both in law
and in equity, entitled to the promo
tion, absolutely ignored and an un
known man appointed to this great
The plea of custom will not do the
Civil-Service laws were not upon the
statute hooks when any former Chief
Justice was appointed. No other
President had sworn to uphold the
spirit of this code of laws, with this
opportuuity before him. No harm
could have come of such an appoint
ment. The place made vacant by Mr
Miller's promotion, had that occurred,
could have"' Been filled by Mr. Fuller,
or Mr. Gray, or Mr. PutHam. is o loss
in numbers of appointment to the
Democratic party could have occurred.
Then why should this great chair of
justice be filled by an obscure man,
when such timber as Justice Miller
could have been had, the law fulfilled,
and the country have secured the
ablest jurist in America as the head of
that greatest of civil tribunals, -the
Supreme Court of the United States?
Let the mugwumps answer. 2Iinne
rialn Facts Concerning His Withdrawal
from tho Republican Party.
The statement is made that Gov
ernor Gray left the Republican party
because he was dissatisfied with the
reconstruction measures, etc., and
that Governor Morton attempted to
bulldoze him to prevent his leaving the
Republican part-. Your correspond
ent has been misinformed, so far as
each of the above statements is con
cerned. Governor Gray was an active
and stanch Republican up to February
'22, 1872, at which time he was a can
didate before the Republican State
convention for the office of Lieutenant-
Governor. General Thomas M.
Browne, now a prominent member ol
Congress, and Governor Gray were
both residents of Randolph County,
and the former was nominated foi
Governor, which fact prevented the
nomination of Gray for Lieutenant
Governor. In May, 1872. three mouth
after his defeat in a Republican con
vention, he attended and became one
of the managers of the Greeley con
vention at Cincinnati. During these
thi-ce intervening months Senatoi
Morton was in "Washington as a mem
ber of the Unitx-d States Senate, and
was not in Indiana, and, 1 am confi
dent, did not see Governor Gray dur
ing that time. No well-iuformed man
will protend that Governor Gray
was not as bitter a Republican
as he lias since been a Democrat. He
was a Republican member of our State
Senate during the pendency of pro
ceedings to ratify the Fourteenth
amendment to the constitution of the
United States, and was its presiding
officer. Just before the vote was to be
taken it became evident that the Dem
ocratic members were preparing tc
bolt, and thus leave the Senate with,
out a quorum. Governor Gray left the
chair, went to the door of the Senate
chamber, took the key from the door
keeper, locked the door and returned
to his seat as presiding officer of the
Senato. When the Democrats pro
tested he told them he had the key to
the door in his pocket, andSf any mem
ber desired to retire before the vote
was taken, he had better come and try
to get it. He then ordered the vote
taken, and while the Democrats pro
tested and shouted themselves hoarse
and refused to vote. Governor Gray
ordered the Secretai-y of the Senate to
record the Democrats "as present and
not voting," and so the amendment
Any man who doubts Governor
Gray's position on any Republican
measure previous to his defeat in a
Republican State convention at Indi
anapolis, February 22. 1872, can easily
satisfy himself by reading his speeches,
which I have no doubt ex-Senator Mc
Donald, Senator Yoorhees or R. J.
Bright, at Washington, can furnish.
W. 7f. Ilollowaij, in N. Y. World.
COMMENT AND CRITICISM.
JJgf-The Ingalls axe, was laid at the
root of the Wabash sycamore and lo!
there was a drop. Cedar liapids Re
publican. JjSySympathy for Dan Yoorhees
may lead to the nomination of his re
mains for the office of Yice-Presideut
J5?It may be doubted if any party
in any State has a more thorough and
effective organization than the Indi
ana Republicans. Washington Post.
JSSy-One able, iearless man, armed
with facts and tho evidence lo sustain
them, is a host in debate, and Yoorhees
believes it now, if he didn't before.
S3TH Chief-Justice Fuller will kind
ly step into publicity and submit to
being introduced to his fellow-countrymen
he will oblige many citizens.
S3?" The highest tribute that can bo
paid to the Republican party is that its
principles are indorsed by tho men
who saved tho Government from dis
runtion the grand old heroes who
stood between the rebel hords and the
liberties of the people. MnscaiineIa.
;?:gj-Soft-headed young Democrats in
some parts of the West are forming
campaign organizations which they
call "Frankie Clubs." These tender
young men, who are mostly Willies
and Ciaudies. propose to vote for
Grover Cleveland for President. -V.
tSF" We notice the name of W. A. J.
Sparks in the list of Democratic candi
dates for Governor of Illinois. Ma.
Sparks will be remembered as the man
who served the purpose of a doormat
for Mr. L. Q. C. Lamar when the latter
was Secretary of the Interior. St. Louis
& Senator Yoorhees succeeded no
better in extinguishing tho wrath of
Ingalls by calling the latter a liar than
he did in defeating the war for the
Union by calling the Northern sol
diers "Lincoln hirelings." The Sen
ator from Indiana has yet to learn that
he can not drown the voice of history
by belching bad name3 at her inter
preters. Philadelphia Press.
Overdoing the Business.
If is the purpose of our friends the
enemy to force Mr. Blaine into the
field as the Republican nominee for
President, they are certainly to be con
gratulated upon the shrewdness of
their present tactics. If, on the other
hand, their kindly attentions to Mr.
Blaine are mere artificial designs to
conceal the terror with which they
contemplate the, possibility of his can
didacy, any school boy can tell them
that they are overdoing the business
shockingly. Philadelphia Press.
ABOUT NAIL PARINGS.
Carinas Traditions or Ancient Persian and
A curious Jewish tradition reports
that Adam was entirely clothed in hard
horny skin, and only lost it and Became
subject to evil spirits on losing Para
dise. The nails are the remnants of
this dress, but they are not sacred, and
whoever cuts them off and throws tha
cuttings away does himself an injury.
An old Persian chronicle says that Eve
also possessed this dress, and the nails
were loft to remind, them of the loss of
The tradition that it is wrong to
throw the nail parings or cut
tings away is ancient and wide
spread. The old Persian Yendi
dad asserts that the power of the
wicked Devas is increased when they
are cast away, and prescribes their
burning with certain rites and cere
monies. Another old work says that
they must not be cut off without a
prayer, or else they become a part of
the devil's armor.
The ancient Edda of the Scandi
navaius tells of a great ship, Naglfar,
which will appear at the last day. It
is made of dead men's nails, and par
ings should not be thrown away, nor
should any one die with unpai'cd
nails, "for he who dies so supplies ma
terial toward the building of that ves
sel, which gods and men will wish were
finished as late as possible."
It is still a point of belief in Iceland
that the nails must be cut in three
pieces, or the devil will make a snip ol
them. A legend reports that his satanic
majesty, in order to injuro man, ob
tained permission to use tho cuttings
from the nails when they were left
The Jewish Talmud of Babylon for
bids the Jews to leave nail parings on
the ground, for fear of the conse
quences to women passing over them.
They should be burned or hidden
away. Another old work says: "He
who burns the parings of the nails is a
pious man; he who buries them is
equally so; but ho who casts, them on
the ground is an impious man." Many
Jews still carefully burn or bury these
cuttings. These are taken, inclosed
between two small bits of wood, and
consumed. The reason alleged is that
the body should be burned or buried,
anil that nail parings, being left above
ground, the soul of the possessor
will wander abroad after his death. In
Norway they are burned, or else one
will have to gather the pieces on the
last da-. Si. Louis Olobe-Dcniocrut.
FASHIONS FOR MEN.
Wrinkles That Kind Favor
With the Uuilei.
Fine handkerchiefs of lawn or China
silk are very good form.
In fashion for shoes there scorns to be
a reaction against the use of patent
leather for street wear.
White vests of pique or silk, either
plain or embroidered, have four but
tons, and are cut to curve well into the
Light weight derbys. gray to brown
in color, are sold for summer wear.
They have narrower rims and shorter
In neckties color has quite got the
better of black, and puff and fiat scarfs
are hopelessly snowed under in favor
of four-in-hand and such.
Probably more black cutaways will
be worn this year. They can be made
as light and cool as the grayish-colored
coats and look far more dressy.
London threatens us with neckwear
in gay plaids or sprigs upon a white
ground not dead white but repeating
the tone of the figure. Where are the
The only overcoat that will be worn
much, the tailors say, is the "Chester
field," a loosely fitting, short pattern,
with open fronts lined all the way to
the edges. The material used ranged
from wide wale worsteds to plain gray
in. worsteds and Venetians.
Paris is trying to bring color
men's costumes. More than one
has anneared on tha boulevard
lining and lapals of delicate lavendar,
and it goes without saying that helio
trope and pcachblow cau not be far
in the dim future.
The attempt now made in Paris to
popularize velvet for gentleman's even
ing dress is greatly strengthened by
the fact that the correct dress for a
Sandringham house party is velvet
coat, knee breeches, silk stockings and
most e'.cgiuit ulster.
New married folks now dress en
suite. If the iady elecL to appear in a
jacket at the promenade her legal
owner must sport his coat and lightest
trousers while if she wears a quiet
coat he is at libprty to air his most
elegant ulster. Albany Argus.
HOW TO GROW
DescriDtlon of a Hoit SuccesHTul
Select a plot of moderately rich land,
old meadow or newly-cleared preferred,
inclining slightly to the east. Break
deep and ha-TOW thoroughly; furrow
eight feet each way, by throwing the
soil in opposite directions with a heavy
breaking-plow, making a deep furrow.
At the intersection of the cross-furrows
make the hills, with a compost of half
a peck of lien droppings and one bushel
of well-rotted manure, rounded up with
earth from the sides of the furrows. Into
these plant three or four seed, after
they have been soaked three days in
warm water containing a tablespoonf ul
of chloride of lime and a few drops of
carbolic acid. Neither striped bugs nor
mice will ever molest seed after this
As soon as the plants have begun
fairlv to run. take the same plow and
throw the furrows toward the one that
contains the hills. In a week or ten
days do the same thing crossways, and
two weeks later complete the plowing
Avhere the first was done, leaving :t deep
furrow for drainage, and two weeks
later complete it the other way, leaving
the vines on a beautiful rounded mound,
with deeply and freshly-stirred soil un
der and all around them, needing noth
ing but just enough hoeing to keep in
truding weeds down to warrant the
lovers of melons to gather an abundant
crop, which will be as sure to come as
the sun shines, as neither the oxtremes
of wet nor dry weather will disturb it.
Cucumbers can be-treated in the same
way most successfully. S. D. Inghamt
in Cincinnati Commercial.
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
Giles Especial Attention to Collections
Buys and Sells Foreign and Do
Nesotiatcs Mortgage Loans
tyAH business promptly attended to. lly
(Nlalott & Company.)
ABILENE, - - - k'&NS&S.
Transacts n general banking bnsiness
'o limit to our liability.
A. W. RICE, T). R. HORDES, J0HS
J0H3TZ, W. II. GILES AM)
T. H. 2IALOTT.
T. II. 3IAL01T. Cashier.
J. E. BON-EBRAKE, PrCS. TlIEO. MOSHEB, Cash;
FIRST NATIONAL BASE,
Capital, $75,000. Surplus, SlOOO
STAMBALT.H, HURD & DEWEY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
L S. B3RT0H, Prop'r,
Respectfully invites the citizens of Abi
lene to his Rakery, at the old Keller
stand, on Third street, where he has
tonstautly a supply of tho best
to be found in the city. Special orders,
lor anything in my line promptly afa
tended to on short notice.
T. S. BMTOH,
Respectfully inform all who intend
building in Manchester and vicinity
that they are prepared to furnish
fcterii :-: Material
AS LOW AS -THE LOWEST.
Call and get estimates before
M. T. GOSS & CO.,
ST. LOUIS ASD THE EAST.
3 Daily Trains S
Kansas City and St Louis, Mo.
Equipped with Pullman Palace Sleeper
and Buffet Cars.
FREE REGLININ6 CHAIR GARS
and Elegant Coaches.
THE MOST DIRECT LINE TO
TEXAS and the SOUTH.
2 Daily Trains 2
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Memphis, Mobile, Now Orleans nd principal
cities in Tennessee. Mississippi, Ala
bama and Louisiana, offer
lnjftne choice of
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laf onaatioa. apply to nearest Ticket agent or
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