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.A iearly .ih.I ws .u mily il3tn 1I.
I nAIse .l d anlI :. .. ,1 .r 1 t'.". -an1,.
Iv ne:n. i her i. *ir, the.* .v
A.~ n :*.r.1 fr n tl,- s:iot I .. , 1
(hIn Iih.iarin.n .k lehin I ' . a-l
A wsa'i am • rllin .ijh ,."i fa3t
Awl waibhel mr llnf swai
And .l. ' tl.i'." i tII .h gartly !.e
With'l "v-ry I.mir oin -,.rth r *ill ime;
A wave of ldak i !]ll vir.' oa
Wall .w.-.p a. roas th,- ;,a. .
Wbhere I hav It I the nailyv s -re
Of time, an. l b I n. it, s. uI,, tnore
(M Imi,. tmy arnl 'Ih Iun. I inore,
1T. lvt. rie n-i ti',- ir trae.
AnmI yet wit! :l; i whioi eo Itt the sands,
Ao, I llIl thi wvat--r to Ill- :.lanls
I kan a ll" ni re," ir I tan-is
Iasrilt).i aint lll' na Iler-
(M Ill this molrtal ,part has wr-,u'ht.
(f all this thrln!nn snili ban th-ught.
And nfrm the'- frletln Inollnelnts caught,
For gIliy or for hamnre.
TNi,: FIRsT NeNgag.
.(h, I'm the Ar..t r .ein just dnro-el lIte town!
Pr'wee petw-ink orwlksII.ltrwiak!
l atsch e to my ul.ter, all iard with swans
P, ewll.l-edl widdleiden lak!
Prsi pardim my oice, I've a frog In ms
And I reill can't ta kle my 'way up mote
With my feet in the pockets of my stllled
t this Is new life of lrautiful SIlringl
Peewee! p.r*wlnk! peewldlllewlak!
1 li'lleve It has Irr,enr my nIrthwest wlag!
I've just hal my breakfast of i'-eream anil
Ami Irag for a hnt stove to get a shln-toast:
if my mose gets ms-e reidde-r I'll kindle this
If this the best style of spring you've on
Preewe peeaink peewiddlewink!
Just stuf I it r frime it, d'you understamand!
Ah! there comes a hunter with a gaI fail of
Thtik I'll meander to my little bed,
lie might alm at me sar shoot somebody dead
Ta i! &'e you later! Duos't driak!
--t.,iaeL- .'ntia 1
Adeature with a Pather.
'rbhe following thrilling narrative is
taken from the -tory of ldgar Huntly,
IMblislhel by C. B. Brown. an Amer
ricau writer, in lI0t. Brown s writ
ings were of a high order of merit.
though not extensive and but little
known to the present generation of
I anased through the ave * * *
At that moment torrents of rain potred
from above and stronger blasts thun
dered amidst these desolate recewres
and profound ce4lms. As I crept with
hands and feet along my imperfect
Iridge a sudden gust had nearly
whirled me into the frightful abyss.
To preserve my-elf I was obliged to
loose my hold'of my burden and it fell
Into the gulf. As .son as I had effrected
my dang-erus, pa-age. I screened my
ielf itandu a cliff anti gave myelf u.
to redtietiont. * * s
Whale thus occupied my attention
was attracted by the trunk which lay
across the gulf, and which I had uise;l
as a bridge. I le.rceived that it had
already sn.omtwh:at sweraed fronm its
original posit;on, that esery blast
broke or loosened sonme of the filters by
which its roots were connected with
the opposite blnk, and that it the
storm did not speedily abate, there
was imminent danger of its being torn
from the rock and being precipttated
into the chasm. Thus my retreat
would be eot of. and the :,vils from
which I was endeavoring to res.ue an
other would Ie experienced by myself.
I believed my destiny to hang upon
the sleled with which I assuld r'tross
this gulf. The moments that were
spent in these ds.lils.rations were criti
cal. and I shudlsderead to obser e that
the trunk was it.eld! in plate lay one or
two litwrs which were already stretched
almost to breaking.
To pass ahlong. the trunk rendered
slippery by tihe. wet. andt unlsteadfast by
the wind was evial.ntly dangerous. To
maintain my hold in passing. in de
Iance of the whijrlwind. required the
most vigorous ,.sxrtions. For this end
it was nturssarv toldi-commode myself
of my cloak and of the volume.
Just as I had dispau d of these en
cumbranoes, and had ris.an from my
meat, my attention was again called to
the oplosite steep. by the most unwel
cosme object thuat at this time could
possil.' plresent it.self. Something was
perce: I moving among the bushes
and r .k,. which. for a time. I hoped
w:10 no more than a raccoon or opos
sum. Int which preseatly aplwpared to
be a : .nther. Ills gray eoat. extended
cla - lier eyes. and a cra -hisch lit at
that mom.int itter.d,. and whisich. Ina its
resm.mballnce to the human voice. Is
peauliarly tt'rrtic. denoted hits to be
the ms-,t fresiot and untamable of
'hat detested r:tu.. Tl'i indnustry ol o-ur
Ihunte.r has :tlaso.t banished ani
mals of prey fromt these pret..inets.
The f-.tnesses of Norwalk. howev.er
roa' not but afford refuge to some of
t' tOf late I had met them so,
that mny fears were l mllom alive
I trod. without caution the ru -
.t asnd most -olitarv haunt.. Still.
h ever, I had selden been unpro
I1 'ti . r,,-n ". '. . .. . .
Th- i nfr.,ln.a" with wl, ih I had
Ist',"., i 'ene ,ttere'I thi- f.,'. m ade rn,,
`In I th:'...c:.ion t~I bri ng with
:. ll": i ,i ni arnl. Tr'hel hi. -t thatt w:a
i* it" on te Ire twhen r t nill atl hi
tue t :ridgi. w:n aprentlyltnd to a:itrine
1i1 J: .rt of le.di . I he wl ,11n, w. it l an
tI, ,, mail and t .Ie deer with ,,lal and
irtr,. :-tible f ar., i ty . hoi- all heity w:a
ef ll to hi -trength. and fit l - en
iablei to diiove r when hinnt tagtoni.
ily paI t irla-rien. e enabl ene. to
e-t:nu:.te the full extent of a my dainger.
'iI,..t on the brow of tnhe r.fEk. ee nal
whether hole . oull crom. it. It wan.
Trnhalne that .r. had only ,cettinted my
i ot -llnip thlit far. I'mt should he pis.
over. ht.- vigilen',e could warrel% fall
oIf detft'. I'l" me in slurity. " ho"
Shl the! hi. rtain athe pro-ent stationre.
ho ld lanlir w-tl -artely neinlnd. Tcru
,:l.- oer in thpee anf a famished to
tgn,r w:t. oly to rush aupn my fate.
Th fall ina of the trulnk which had
now0en te anxiodnly dae thre.ate, wa norw
no le. earne.tl i. desirel. rEverv new
gust I holpie would tear a.ondeh its re
maining lhands. and. by cutting off all
f flnmuniealion elltween the ppolie ite
s tes. place me in .emaurity. My hop,-i.
however, were de.tined to le frustra.
tin. the fibrei. of the pro Itrate tree
were olh tin:itely tenacious of their
hold. andof erenteitly the animatl arman
bIh. down the rolil and proceeded to
Of all kinds of death that which
now menar-l me wan the most abhor.
red. To ie of di.-r or by the handthi
ofdeath fllw cratblre, wa lut ennt i
compat:ri.on with bting rent to lpiece
by tili. fang-i O afo of thaag. To perish
in thi inture retreat, to lohe mwy ler
tion of epxitence by so untoweral of an
ignoble aC de.in. was intpile.prtble.
I hitterly dep!nlore my ra.hnes tin com
n hitheo tr n rotnvided for an encount
er like this.
The evil oIfi rn of horrom p irutan
ne con ited inhieg of then animal. Ml
Iq·:llnzl in.l, ils it. in wvhich I had nol
death was unavoidable,. but my imasi|
natl:o had ithat Ito orme nt takenlf
anticilrations. (he foot of the savagý
wa slowl and dcautioparly moved after
the other. He struck his claws so
m.Ieily intli the bark that they werI
iment dilhethe withdrawn. At length
he leapd upo the ground. We wereun
now separated by an interval of ,care"
Iv eight feet. To leave the spot where
to crouched atl i. Tpohe ibe. Behind
and beside me the cliff r bln irndie
ularly, and thbefore me wa t hen thgrim
and terrifi, savage. I shrunk still clo
er to the grond andom the roc eyeand.
From this panse of horror I wai
arous ed by the noise occasioned by a
the hol fll thndering of the animal. the ot
tleaed inthe the it. in which I had so
deeply regretted that I had not taken
refuge. and disappeared. My re: cue
was so sudden, and so much beyond
my bellef or hope, that I doubted for a
moment whether my senson did not de
ceive me. This opporunity to ecape
was not to be neglected. I left my
place and scrambled over the trunk
with a precipitation which had liked
to proved fatal. The tree groaned and
shook under me, the wind blew with
unexampled violen'e.and I had snare
ly reached the opposite steep when the
roots were severed from the rock, and
the whole fell thundering to the bot.
tom of the chasm.
My trepidations were not speedily
ouieted. I hskeid acrk with wonder on
my hair-breadth escape, and on that
singular concurrence of events which
has placed me in so short a period in
ab.hlute security. Had the trunk
fallen a moment earler. I should have
been imprisoned on the hill or thrown
headlong. Had its fall ·een delayved
another moment. I should have been
pursued; for the beast now issued from
his den. and testitied his surprise and
disappointment by tokens, the sight of
which made my blood run cold.
He saw me anad hastened to the verge
of the chasm. He squatted on his hind
legs. and assumed the attitude of one
preparing to leap. My consternation
was excited afresh b these appear.
ances. It seemed at tirat as if the rift
was too wide for any power of muscles
to carry him over in safety: but I knew
the unparalleled agility of the. animal.
and that his er\lcrie.nce had made
him a better judge of the pssibility
of thit exl,,oit thatn I was.
Still there was holw that he would
relinquish this delign as desperate.
This hope was quickly at an end. He
sprang, and his forlegs touched the
verge of the rock on which I stood. In
spite of vehement exertions, however,
the surface was too smooth and too
hard to make glod his hold. He fell.
and a piercing cry, uttered below.
showed that nothing had obstructed
his descent to the bottom.
liNtlg a alreeid at 5igM.
If the Staukim-llerber railroad should
be bu Ii. which now seems doubtful,
the contractors are prepared to use
electricity to overcome the obstacles of
climate. European engineers and la
borers would ind it dlifficult to dq
heavy work under the blaze of the
tropli.al sun. so the contractors have
providedl portable electric light appa
ratus. A ear truck carries a steam
engine. boiler and dynamo, which rnns
an are light or a series of arc lights
mounted upon light iron tripods. By
the illumination thus obtained the road
can ,e built entireiy at night, and the
men can rest during the beat of the
There were F4t postmasters who died
la-t year, while there were 705 who
Prem wl d !Wites' liluers.
T:.1. ,.h-ire of the Eniglim:en to
nmtarr - thl* .. -,,I wife'.s sisi*r is one
it I i tl nu,: imark. - phenomena of the
tin... The deert -..-d wife' -i-ter bill
m1:1y I't' -aid to its hi steaidy oitl ia
t:..n. In all hi. hr,,athing -Il"l. fromnm
enlirgen"ie- he lturns to that. 'Whlen
h i- not, Iwingm:l.ared hv the outtllh
.lfri.an., or slaying Soudanm-se. or
itlhting Afghan.. or pa'ifving the
ri-h. ..r Ihting blown tip in hi. tower.
Ihe i. attending tI, the derceamed wifte'
-i-ter hill. Hie comae, back to it out of
all si,.torie, and defeats with unwa
.m-rinr pertinacitv and emuarage. It
:tl,-.:ars to be the passion of his life to
imarry his decm.as. wife's stiter. We
who li e in a land where nobody op
iM.s. summh an alliance ran not con
cm-ime the attraction it seems to have
to Enilishmea. And seeing how uni
verseal and strong this desire is in
Englland. we cannot but inquire why
the Englishman does not marry the
wife's sister in the rart place. Why
does he go on marrying the wrong one.
anmd then wait for death or the law to
help him out?
It a-ems to as that much as this mat
ter has been agitated. it never ohas
reeno lmsemmssd in a phllosophhial spir
it. We admit the faint of the overni:s
tering desire to marry the deem-a-ed
wife'. sister: we can wee how the prot
hibitlin of the marriage inc.rea-es the
longing for it: but we have not ena
Ih(d-i the origin of the desire itself.
I't Ihas been treated in England as a
ique-tion of morals. when it is, in fact.
a *iitetion of sociology. When we
Iommie face to face with the question. Is
it tnot this: DIoes not the man generally
m;aket a mistake when he marries one
or two or more .i-ters? The world of
ten ses, it at the time, the sister who
is left sees it. but the man in blind to
wlhat lie is doing. He not only takes
the one who doe. not make him the
Ie-t wife. but the one least eligible for
a life insurance, and so voluntarily, as
one may say. in the end comes rountl
to Ibother tie world with his dee-astd
wife a sister bill. Anti the reason of
this mistakte lies a good deal in the na
tuwreof the man himself. but somewhat,
as we shall show. in the nature of
woman al-o. He is so aonstitutted that
he does not recognize the qualities nee.
esscary to make a good wife. lie is at
tractted by outward appe-arances.
Beauty goes for mtcth with him: livesli
ness counts for a good deal: even will
fulness (before marriage) is attractive.
In nine cases out mf ten he will choose
the girl out of a houseful who is at
once the pet and tyrant of the house.
the slil.ld child, whose sMllishnm.'s
procures for her the slavish stubls.rvien
ev of nil the rest. Seeing all this de
votion. he thinks he i, marrying the
Queen Bee. We are intending to say
nothing against the woman he makes
his wife: as women go. she is well
enough. and if the cireumstances con
tinuemd to be what they were at home.
-ae weuld le-areveir attractive and
and ndored. But who ashe is thrown
upon her own resources. it then be
comes evident how much she owed to
her sisters. whose naobtrusive virtues
were the necessary background to all
her specious attractiveness. Nine caes
out of ten the man will take the girl
of the family who knows the least
about cooking, or the management of
a house, or about nursing, and is the
least patient in trial. and has the least
common seanse-that is. the least of
those every-day qualities that make
an agreeable pastime from hoar to
hour anti day to day. Hence, to mover
his own blitndelr. the clamor for a
dlei-ased wife's dslter bill.
The man loves his wife -of course
he tdo-:s; even her faults. her little sel
ti-h demands upon him, are better in
his eyes than the virtues of other wo
men. But when real life begins, and
the sisterceomtu s to live in the house,
as she pretty certainly will come, then
he sees who it is that makes life go
smoothly, who takes up the hundred
household burdens, who is always
kind and patient. and especially indul
gent to him-for the capacity of tie
wife's sister to he indulgent to all the
weakness.es of her brother-in-law is
one of the circumstances that we must
take into accunt in this investigation.
Her utter self sacrifice and ability to
erome into contidential relations with
him, and to take his part against an
authority which he sometimes feels the
weight ;f. all the novelists have taken
note of. It is not she who keeps a
tight rein on him. He is not afraid of
her. She exeeuses him, and makes it
easy for him to get on with himself.
And she has certain sterling qualities
that admirably supplement the love
liness and attractiveness of the
wife. He feels this for a good while
without exactly seeing it or knowing
it, but when the great bereavement of
his life comes, and the world is sud
denly desolate to him. he comes around
with the deceased wife's sister bill.
Look at the world as it is. Consider
the capacity of the sister for making
herself tadilwenable in the house. She,
may not have had the power to attract
the man into matrimony, but she has
the q1ualities that he finally recognizes
as n.ceasarv to perfect comfort In it;
and in England, when it is too late, he
wakes up to the fact that he should
have married the sister, But this is
not the end of the inquiry. There is
sonmething in the nature of woman
herself that brings about this state of
things. In order to bring out the he.t
there is in a woman, sacrfiee of her
Ielf is always necessary. Fortunately
she enjoys this. She has a kind of,
pl.easure in seeing her sister preferred
utnd ledI away to the altar. She likes
tI, man all the bett.er for being such a
on.Mse as to choose the pretty and more
incomlºetent one. And in the new
k ush.-,' .'d. w h.,h:" -h is Leerus:an.nt
I. :s part of it or only ha. an nmca*ional
-tpmerintend.en-e of it. -he devl.1op. in
her m.lirdination many of the I.veIv
virtl.es. in some e-a; she was not
naturally so unwi.li-h or so swe.et tem
Ipereud or +o toleranllt of a man's unres
-,onaleneis as her sister who marries.
but her role of aself-effacement is a
tr:tining ,,ho.ol, and all the sterling
.ju:alites of womanhood are evolved.
The very nposition of being a wife's
sister is an invaluable dirsipline. and
we do not wondellr when we see so
many houwsholds where the sister. un
der this di.iviplin, shines with the
steady radiance of a star of the lirst
It is irobably useless to urge the
Englishman to marry his wife's sister
in the first place. it would take away
one of his grits anies: and something
of this kind to put into a reform bill
he must alwa)- have. Human nature
is contradictory. and perhaps if he
could carry his de:"eaJrd wife's siter
bill the subject would lose its attrac
tion for him. and assume the unimpor
tant position the matter holds in this
While treading "Unbeaten Tracks in
Japan". Miss Bird found the sileace
broken in many places by the discor|d
ant notes of thousanuds of crows, who
were both sagacious and impudent.
"Five of them were so impudent as
to alight on two of my horses. and a,
be ferried across the Yurapugawa. in
the inn garden at M)or I saw a dog
eating a piece of carrion in the pre-
neno, of several of these covetous birJs.
"rThey evidently said a good deal to
each other on the subject, and now and
then one or two of them tried to pull
the meat away from him. which he re
"At last a big. strong crow suceleded
in tearing m.ff a piere, with which he
returned to thei pine where the others
"After miuch eirnest s*~Iech. they all
surrounded the dog. and the lea.'ing
bird dexter.nsl* l droppedl the smattll
piece of meat within reach of hi
"He immediately napjped at it. let
ting go tihe big piece unwi-ely for a
second, on which two of the mroens flew
away with it to the pine. and with much
flttering and hilarity they all ate. or
rather girged it. the deceived dog
looking vacant or bewildered for a
moment. after which he sat under the
tree and barked at them inanely.
"A gentleman told me that he saw it
dog holding a pie'e of meat in like.
manner in thepres.etieof thremerorws.
which also vainly tried to tear it fron,
"After a consultation they s~.lrated
two going as near as they dared to tinhe
meat, while the third gave the tail :;
bite sharp enough to make the ding turn
reoed with a squeal. on whiuh the
other villans seiaed the meat, and the
three fed triumphantly opon it on the
top of the wall.
"la many plates they are so aggres
sive as to destroy crop nunaless they
are proteeted by setting. They sa
sembie on the sore backs of horses and
pick them into holes, and are mis
chievous in many ways.
"They are sery late in going to roost.
and are early antir in the morning.
and are so bnidI that the'y often came
'with many a .tat.nly dirt and flntt.r"
into the v'raindia where I was sitting.
"1I never watchedlt an as.embla~ne ,f
th.em for any length of time without
i.-ing ,convincedti that there was a Ss
tor amuong them to iitad their move
*"Along the sea-shore they are pretty
amnusing, for they 'take the air' In the
evening. seatenI on sanndlbanks facing
the wind, with their mouths opea."
Jere llark's Early Stuldes.
Fry Ieeonllelaslln by His. ao..
The boy was especially fond of Latin
classics, and at 1.' or thereabhout was
a clever ioratian. tie had ottmmitted
the text verbatim. had tran-lated it in
to, English pronse, and had theln tulrne-d
the whole into English verse of his
own. To the day of h'a death he. re
n.mmber.ed literally all three -tlhe
Latin the English prose and the Kn
glih verse -though neither had ever
Inn.an written, and he atnnlllnsel mluany a
leisure moinent by cnomparing hi
c.hildish version with the n .me.roun,
nublished traon.lations of lis fanorite.
This, howe'ver, was. ns his fatlher in
tiumatedl, but the play of a still undi.
n.illined but extraordinarily vigorous
intellnect. He pursui.l with even great
er assiduity the studies for which he
had less taste and in whitch he then
felt the greatest dread of tindlng him
self deietient when he should come to
that mann's work of making an honest
living, which he knew, from his fath
er's e'ir(lustanest he ilmust soon take
up. lie nsubjected every learned man.
priest or l:a man, who came in his way.
to a n'atnslhism of his own devising.
and thus clel-ared utp the doubts andl
diticulties whicth nn-asionnally arose in
the t-ourse of hls self-guided studies-.
It is not. thenrefore. surprising that
when. at then age of 17, he rode to the
county town on horseback with his
father and was entered a student of
law in the office of Chauncney Forward.
he was found a fair scholar, well 'luip
ped for the profession. His sweronus
mind. with its mighty and eag'er gra. p.
sti'dsl and assimilated everything with
in r'eac'h. lie had r;eadl every book in
his father's house -and that was a
store by no means inconside-rable for
the time and place- and al.oneveryonnen
that could Ib tiahed from the town li
mY Itl:v. ti: WITT TrALWAle.
A man never loks more digntmhi.
than wh*-n he tak-es a epectaml,. cas
fromnl hi, iroket, lopens it. unfold,
tens. wets it astrkle his nose. and l5ook
yol in the eye. I have wren auldienc.e
overawemd by slemch a denmonstration
feeling that a man who coili handlb
glasses in that way must we equttal to
anything. We have known a lad% 1,
plaim face: who. by plaming an adorn
meont of this kind on the bridge of her
nose eoMld give an irresistalle look.
nd . one glance arond the room
wasmid transit and eat up the hearts of
a dorem old bachelors.
There are men, who. though tile)
never read a word of Latin or (;reek.
have. by such Iautial ap lndage. bee
nade to look so cla-sial, that the mu
meat they gaze on you. you quiver a
if you had beoen tnrtck by Sophocles uo
Jupiter. We strongly suspe.t that a
pair of glasaa on a minister'a none
would be worth to him about
three hundred and seventy-sit
dollars and forty-two cents ad
ditaoaal salary. indeed we have
knotwa men who had kept their par.
ishes quiet by this spectacular power.
If iJay.mº Jones critietised. or Mrs. Gio
about gossiped. the dominie womld ge.t
them in range. shovre his glasses from
the, tip of his nose close Iup to his eye
brows, and e,,ntentr, all the mah,*st
of his natture into a look that ,orsnlllrted
all oplimsition easiemr than the Itrning
glass of Anrhimeses. devorlln-s the Io.
lut nearly all. young and old. eatr
sighted and far-sighted, look through
s~rlastale.,s. By reason of our preju
dlit's-, or emducation, or temperament,
thlings are apt to, come to us magnited.
or lessened. or distorted. We all see
Some of us wnear I ite slretsrles.
and* t-onst*.imntlyv ,everylthing is blu.e.
All is wron,,g in churches. wronmg in
elueation. wro,ng in stwiely. Al un
digested slit- omf ,orned*t iwetf hals tov
.red ulp all the bright prosl*·wt. of the
world. A dmil of viunegar has extin
gulismheit a star. We tunde-rstanld all the
:lri:ations* of a growl. Whuat makes
thet -un.hine ,e mdul. the foli:ge so
gl.mnlv. men so hieasm . and tLhe world
st, mdark? II. spls-ta'iwles.. nmy dear.
An tunwary ryoung man comu-es to
tw.wn. It. ivtuys elegant silk-p.ckmet
handkerl-hiefs t for twelve cmnts, and
diamondl- at :a dollear stmonr. He takes
a gretnhtme-k witlh anl X on it. as a ure
sign that it is tmen dollars, not knowingl
that there are coullntmerfetitl. He takes
live shares of silver mining sta-k in
the -omnpanv for derveloping the re.
-,lurnces o( thei moetu. He sitlll)u s that
every uman that ,drel'ss wiell i a g-nt
tlemnan. He gss to see the lions no
knowing thimt ilny of them will bite.
lie Ihas an idea that fortunem lie thickly
around, and all he will lhave to do is to
1stoop down and pick one up. Having
been brougllht up whern- the greatest
lissilation was a black.slmith-shom on
a rainy apgand gd re the gI the
wheat Is never oounterfeit. -and ntlek
wheat fields never is-loe false stock,
and bromk are always *'crlmrent." and
blosnms are hone-st when ther prom.
is. to pay. he was nprmllrptr.ed to resist
thIe allmture-mnts of mits life. A sharper
i:t t.i'teewed him. a police.man'. "bilIv"
ihais strucmk him on the head. or a pri,
m1"s tmurnke-y hids hint a rough "'*fisom
'IWhat rot hitmn itlo, all thi trmtll-'
Calis nlit mmn1tral ol'etian infurmn i4?
Gi Pa as ggglm-. ity dmitar.
J. WilIkes ineh'a lersaar Appremrame
it..11 i...I0. P.,v,,
IJohlln iWilkm, flHmoth was,: whelm be
mmmotniittl hiii. gr:eat .ritme, i 2' %airs of
age. ie. h:dI pIl:lt .d stok pa;:rts :t
Isl.himngton :an othellr m,auther-: :end
westernt .itie.. where lie had fgi'tl 'nll
imistak;ahile .vidhteue of lgenuine dr:mlnl:t
i" talent. lie hlad. added to his naI:tive
gemnius tIhe :mlivanta:ge of a voice musui
,alll full and rich: a faIut almosmt cl:sa
ie' in outline: features-, highly intellmec
tual: a pilreing black ve, capaible of
.,pres+llng tihe tiere·nt ain the terldr
'-t pilm-sioln atnd emntionl. and a incom
maIuning tigllre and inlmpre .aivee stage
:aldlres-. In hi trzasit 'on. fromn the
tulielt anul rette.tiie Ipal.g:l ofi a Iart
tI tilrem, and ilent out lreaks oif l;pas
a*mn. hi. -Uildden mland inmlptuotus nt:i
ne-r hadl in it .somethilng mof tIl:ht melm:ri
ma:l force anld i . wI r whiich maI:Ie ta:I
mhmld.r l:omth ,so eemul,; rat.d. ;nIl c';l:e
tip rm. toi the mIemiuor of tien o m;IIt
llst tg1ner:ation Ihe lprem*.nm-. vi,.e :i::d
iim snmr iof hi. fither. (m'mn ivi:al in hlt
hl,:l.t-. .lrightlv and ieniil in hi ,on
ver-.ntionl. JohLn Wilre n . made tunai.y
friend.l among the young minn of his
mwn age. and he was a favorite amenimig
the youmng ladles at the National 1mmtel.
where he boarded.
Iii featllrem i repose had rather a
omuler and memloncholy ca-t: yet. lin
der agreeable inullmmmenes or e.immtionml.
the. elpresslion was very animal:lte- and
glowing. lis. h:air. je.t Im!. k 41um gma..
sy. emided llightly. anmd s.it of in line
relief, a high. int.llmectual forlmhed and
a fnace fill of ii.ntlligmmm*.. Iitlh chin
anl ninm were markmlly promillinent.
atilt tIhe firm-.et lip.. ani line,. about
themm ntmh, in.tiemt.Il firmness ofl will.
ldecision an:l resolllution. He was scruil
lmpulomm.lv nmet in his dlres. and .tIme -
tomm hi. i:habit with ie rare mer.,eptimn
iof what was bIheominngto his* igullr" a"'i
eomplleption. He wonild pass any-whem-re
for a neatly but not over dressed i:&n
Halmpton institute. Virginia. had en
rolledl thi s 'ear i nmgrm.- : nlI ftT
Indians. The *"Hutler irmtluary l:ey
shiho.,l. taught )b the ilt tlute I. :m !,.
mrm andl gradulate.. had :;.lI littl- . o!.
mIre., ehiliren. lMore t::an onm. ti ,.
:tim.! Ipupil. have Ib,. n: iuz: ru, t.d on
the instit;it grmutlnda