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i. n. bvunett. o. T. hughes
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
i Hlii'o: On Wmt Main Street, formerly oo-
Ciipi-.il by Thomas & Harnett- ijan.-t-77-iy
J. B. Bond,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice lu Maury and adjoining
C"iiiiilH. jan. Ji-tt-iy.
G. W. Witherspoon,
Attorney at Law
Will attend with promptness to all Legal
i'.tisini'Rs entrusted to nis cure, in Maury and
miidlnin-j rouotles. Htrlct attention to eol-
let'-i ion and settlement of all kind. Office
Wulllhor-ne Block. Jan. 28-77-ly
P. H. Southall, Jr.,
Attorney at Law-
HiwcIhI attention given to collections.
Office: Whllthorne Block. Jan. 1-77-ly,
A. M.LOONKY. W. J.SYKES.
Looney & Sykes,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Columbia, - : : : Tennessee
W. C. Taylor,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
ninVer-Wltli McDowell Webster, Whlt
I home Mock. . Jan. l-7tt-.y.
OK. r.TAVIXilt. K. II HANSOM,
Taylor & Sansom,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors in Chancery,
Will practice In Maury and art loin in
roiml i-N, :mI In the Supreme and Federal
Court h! Nniivlle. Hneclal attention ulven
to the collection of claims. Oltice: Bnutb
Mie pimiic square. Jan. a-77-iy.
John V. Wright,
Attorney at Law
And Solictor in Chancery,
A. M. HCUHKN. A. M. IIL'UIIEH, Jr,
A. M. Hughes & Son,
Attorneys at Law
And Solicitors .a Chancery,
Will practice In the Courts of Maary and
n liolmni: rou n l lew, and Kunreme and Fed
v ih! ('.Mills at Nash villi'. The strictest at-
trillion will be Klven toall buslne entrust-
e-l ki llicir care, Office: -South side West
jViam iiel, inl uoor lrom the square.
A 'H1 1st.
K. C. MKOWKI.I... W. J. WEltSTEK.
McDowell & Webster,
Attorneys at Law
( 'olumbja, Tennessee.
J T WILLIAMSON
Attorney at Law.
ItOllT. M. MrKAY.
McKay & Figuers,
AT'I'O 1 1 JN 1Z VW - AT - JLiA. W
Will practice In Maury and ailjncent conn
lie". Trouipt attention given to buslnea
cniriisii-d tolht-iii. Office: Brown block,
up stairs. No. 11'4 Houlh side public suuare.
J. T. L. COCHRAN,
And Solicitor in Chaneery.
from lit nttcrif on to collect Ions. Office
No. I', Vt-hl .-Seventh .street, Columbia, Ten-imw-r.
sep7 77 ly.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Room No. 'M Colonade Building.
NASHYIM.K, ... TENN.
Will attend to all business entrusted to
Ms. -art. with promptness. Itefers to Third
National Han k of Nash vllle. mayl8-ly
J. W. McKISSACK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Will ntteii-1 strictly to business entrusted
t-i lilin In any ot the court of Maury and
nitJoiuitiK counties, and in the Kuprviiie an)
Federal oiu la at Nashville. Collections
an. I set 1 1. -men is of all kinds attended to
Wl"' prom l iu-hs.
twice wtiltihornn Mock. mayl2-77
11. M. 1JIDDLE,
Oftlre ;iM-e in the lVot Hotel. Refer
to lis..l. r. W. O. Iake, Naehvllle, Teun.;
Jr. I,. I. Moore, Memphis, Tenn.
W. C. SHEPPARD,
SURGEON . DENTIST,
t "ol u in bla. Ten n eaaee.
OKKU K-Next door to Methodist Church.
Physician and Surgeon
North Main Hlreet,
7-ly. COUTMIJIA, TKNN.
W. R. JOHNSTON.M. D.,
Uasrrturneit to Columbia and resumed
th- pi art ire ol Irnlstry in all Its branches.
Uitlrr At his rrsidenre on Uaidrn St.
arpt. I l-tf
First National Bank
.Of Columbia, Tennessee
Doos a General Banking and
T. W. KEESEE, President.
LIM U'S Kit I.KSON, Cashier.
Around the Corner!
CHEAP CASH HOUSE!
Highest Market Price Paid for
April lu', ITS.
J. I. t'HKRHY.
Good News J
I.I. persons Iroiiblrd Willi diseases of the
Limns, Throat, or t best, ran obtAin Lin.
In. illHlt. If'ill iy iimuh in-, i rtimxtn x I I, IllA
,' .(. il ls infini, n'Timrxx ana itrt.
II iievi-r bills to relieve SoieTbroaV, l)UKhs,
Colils, Asl limn. spittiuK of HIihmI, and all
ilisrases, ol t he I.iiuks. Itisa sure cure for
i'rimiiiii Chilil, it. No liioih!-!- wonl.i le
u'iiiioiit a bottle in ber house alter trying it
onre. i- iso:is buvniK vuuitfut tuna nlnnit-
i,in should tie aiire uj give Ir. Imuran
I 'iiiikIi It ilsani a trial, as u ulves immnitatr
rrlu f in twrifit atli'annvt atagm of Cmmump-
ti'in. Price ou CfLM, rortu py riunw A
By ALFRED S. H0R8LEY.
STREET, EIBRY & CO.,
(Successors to J.
-WILL CARRY A
SOLE L EAT II EE,
-AGENTS FOR THE IMPROVED-
III I hi H REIMS AID 1IDW1 !!S
EIMPRDVKl) M'CKEYK has. by real
Keapent, and is mill mariner unproved lor
Buckeye for years and knmr exactly what It
in every respect, we are aiso agents lor me
Improved End Shake Sweepstake Separators,
Whlrb we warrant to thresh fwtfir and clean
mute txcei'trtl. We Mil, also.
Heilman's Farm Engines,
Cooper Solf-Propelling Engines,
Sulky Hay Rakes,
Plows and Double Shovels.
We can furnish Reaper and Mower Knives anil Sect ions for all kinds of Machines.
A complete st.ick ol liralu Ci ad Irs and Scythes. i'rlces always as low as any other
house. Ulve us a call aud we guarantee satisfaction.
STREET, EMBEY & CO.,
EAST SIDK rUULIU SiUARE,
1 O W I : XI PItlOES!
1 CAN'T EE
We have now In store a splendid assortment of
Staple and Fancy Gorceries,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Fresh Fish, Oysters and Game in Seaon I
And will u te undersold on same grades and qualities
by aud House.
Goods Received Daily! Stock Always Fresh!
OUR PA RCHKI) AND U ROUND COFFKKS are roasted In onr own
bouse twice per week, and can tie relied on as being fresh. We pack
in tin buckets, cans or rannlstrrs Vm suit customers, free.
Ol'U TK.VS are uneiualed in finality and price. We will duplicate
New York or any ot tin prices. Parties purrbaaing half pounds or
pounds, will lie furnished with a lancy caou later, lead lined and
hanclsoinrly oriiamentnl, kickp.
OUR WIN Frf are old and pre, anu canuot be equaled for medical
pui-rmses. Ol ve us a t rial and lie satisfied.
e- We pay cash for Kacon, Produce, llutlerand KgKS. Ooods
delivered free in the city. Ice furnished to families during the season.
North BidePublic Square,
To tin- eiti.ens of Colnmbia ami Maury
euretl tlie entire sttn k of
China, Glassware, Etc.,
of Mr. .1. Ii. Uoiiil. ami seeure.1 the H.D
ly tn-cupieil by Dobbins A. Hrown.) I am reeeiviiitreueb atlditiojis as will justify
nte hi sai iiifr tliat my stin k of House-furnishing lionla will lie equal to any in
the State. In view of the stritijrenev of money matters, t-te., 1 have deter
mined to lie wit is tied with SMAbb i'KOFlTS. 1 shall endeavor to keep eve
rything needed by a ;ol htuin'kwper,
ATTENTION, i Hii oiler iiiiliieenienl.s.
To the ninnv friends who have so tilierally iatroni.eil nie in the past, I re-
uru grateful thanks, and now say I desire your trade.
Call and see nie, Cor. North Main
May 17, INS.
WILfiY J. EHBRT
P. STREET A CO.,)
FULL LINE OF-
WAGON II UBS,
merit, placed Itself at the head of the
the harvest of IK7S,
vVe have handled the
is, ami can fully
recommend and warrant it
bi tter than
any machine In the market
I desire to say, Laving ne-
Ol'EKNSWAIlE STAND, (reeent-
and giviug this departuient Sl'ECIAL
Street and the Tubl'ie. Square.
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1878.
BY THE LATk WM. cnLLEN BRTAKT.
I gazed upon the glorious sky,
And the green mountains round;
And thought that when I came to He
At rest within the ground,
Twere pleasant that In flowery Jane,
When brooks send np a cheerful tune,
And groves a Joyous sound.
The sexton 'a hand my grave to make,
The rich, green mountain turf should break.
A cell within the frozen mould,
A coffin borne through sleet,
And icy clods above K rolled,
While fierce the tempests beat
Away! I will not think of these
lllue be the sky and soft the breeze,
Earth, green beneath the feet,
And be the damp mould gently pressed
Into my narrow place of rest.
There through the long, long summer hours,
I'm golden lli;ht should lie, era
And thick young herbs, and groups of flo
Stand in their beauty by.
The oriole should build and tell
His love-tale close beside my cell;
The Idle butterfly
Should rest him there, and there be heard
The housewife bee and humming bird.
And what 11 cheerful shouts at noon
Come, from the village sent.
Or songs of maids, beneath the moon
With fairy laughter blent?
And what If, in the evening light,
Betrothed lovers walk Insight
Of my low monument?
I would the lovely scene around
Might know no sadder sight nor sound.
I know, I know I should not see
The season's glorious show.
Nor would its brightness shine for roe,
Nor Its wild music flow;
But If, around my place of sleep,
The friends I love should come to weep,
They might not haste to go.
Bon airs, and song, and light, and bloom,
Should keep them lingering by my tomb.
These to their softened hearts should bear
The thought of what has been.
And speak ol one who cannot share
The gladness of the scene;
Whose part, in all the pomp that nils
The circuit of the summer hills,
Is that his grave Is green;
And deeply would their hearts rejoice
To bear again bis living voice.
Th Eouse of Bepresentatlres.
From the New York Nation.
Although the galleries of the House
are dailv crowded, very few of the
American lieonie nave a clear luea 01
the conditions under which work is
done there. A vague opinion is pre
valent that a member of Congress can
take the floor when he pleases, move
any resolution or bill he lias a mind to,
and make an hour's sjieech on any
subject he fancies bis constituents in
Isuncomlie County may want tuscuss-
ed. A reading of the OtnrrcHxionar
Jirt ord or the Associated I'ress des
patches is quite as likely to confirm a.s
to weaken this opinion; for in the va
ried phenomena that are presented it
would Dfl a Darwin or a Huxley so
to eo-ordiiiate them as to Dim any
governing rule or law, or even to guess
at the system on wnicu tne pnauuis
mairoria is constructed. Yet . there is
a system and a law, or rather a code of
laws, known astne uuiesoi inenouse,
comnlex and voluminous, the long
and patient study of which, joined to
patient and persevering practice, is
bsolutely necessary u a lvepresei na
tive lias any ambition to become a
'jrood parliamentarian," or would
hope to conduct an important measure
to a succesiiiui couciiwuoii.
Many a memlier, with a budget oj
bills and resolutions which he fondly
lielieves are destined to reveal to the
turn try its future great statesman, lias
ntered the Hall of the House in un-
oubtinir faith that he lias passed tne
Kjrtals of a brilliant career. He rises
n his place and addresses the Chair.
He is sure he was up as quickly as
any one, but the Speaker seems una
ware of ins existence. jie is u niue
azed bv the fact that a dozen more
are doing the same thing, and that the
loud talking, the clapping of hands for
the i.aueu, uml tuo IDiai iii:ons oiis
ness of the body that he is trying to
gain an audience, make a combination
Ot UlllOWaril CirCUUlMllIlcvn vcijr iin-c
trvimr to address the people in the
omnibuses from the curbstone in front
of the Astor House, and he takes his
seat a little flustered, thiuking he will
watch the course of things a little aud
try it again. The next time lie deter
mines that ne win not oe joneu nv
modesty, and shouts "Mr. speaKer"
so loudly that, as muck to be rid of
him as for anything els, he i reuig
ni.ed by the Chair. "I desire to pre
sent a resolution and ask its adoption."
'It can only oe done at tuis time oy
unanimous consent," the Speaker re
nlies. and "I object" is heard from
several members at once, borne one
1 Isc-iven the floor, and our menu
ubslde again to reflect upon the cru
1 GlmtJitles in his path of felnry. JJy.
the help of diligent thumbing of the
Rules, and by curbing his pride so as
to spfk some advice of an old memlier,
he learns that a I toll of the States will
lie called on Monday and then he will
be in order. He plucks up fresh cour
asre and on that day is on the alert,
Ills iState IS caiieu, mm lie cia mc
Moor. eiid llis resolution to the clerk
and clears his (.hrpat fof ft stih. A
sharp rap of the gavel is followed by
NO delUlte IS 111 oruer; iub iranmiiuu
,o.. s.,.lir lu referred to the Proper
Committee," and before bo can right
ly understand wuai nas uappeueu me
current has swept by him, and he
akes. his seat with a waning sense 01
his own importance. Hut lie win not
give it up so. He finds what commit
tee has ctiarge 01 ms precious resolu
tion, and trie to impress us cnairman
Mlth the m)POrucp Q! VV measure,
"liless you' he is told, '.'theFe are fif
ty on the same subject; they will tfo (o
a sub-committee, and by and by we
may report something. Wait and
see." lie waits, and a month or more
afterward he some morning catches'a
few words of a report from that com
mittee, which imply mat tney nave
Introduced a bil winch I ordered to
lie printed and reuonimittei. He gets
a copv of his bill, flnds it at war with
all hi ideas, and burns wim tne
thoiurht of exnoaiutf It foljy and vin
dicating the wisdom and poliuy of his
own proposition. Now, at least, he
will lie in order and siiau oe neard.
Still there aie delays, but a day. is set
for discussion, aul he fu,,y prepar
ed. One speaker after another is rev
cognized, but lu tana tq gpi t-ue poor.
His shouU to tne speaker are unnotic
ed; he becomes angry aud numed.
Some one asks him if ne has any ar
rangement with the committee or
with the Speakerfor time to speak.
No, he answers; Init has he not the
riifbt to be heard? No; debate is al
most ulway limited to the members
of the committer having the measure
ii . harire aud a few whom they may
favor with the opportunity to speak.
His wish to lie Heard at last overcomes
his pride and wrath, and he is intro
duced to aoiue member of the com
mittee, who I good-humored paough
exceptionally good-numoredj to yield
the new man a Tew minutes or ins
time. And bo he gets a tithe of the
time he wanted to develop his subject,
and under nervous conditions which
forbid thought, amid surroundings to
the last degree discouraging, he says
a few word without pleasure to him
self or uporit to the Hon, and re-
sunies his chair fuJI . of inward objur
gations at a system wnicn seems in
geniously eoniricu io (norm tne bui
isfaetorj' discussion of public busiiuw
and to give exclusive control of what
is done to the Speaker and the older
memliers of the majority mho are
chairmen of the lmortant commit- r
His own commttiee-worK is proiw-
biyiultoiuj lUsgiisung io hiui. He
may Uave come to the House brimful
of revenue reform, and find himself
assigned as "euu man" to the Cora-.
raittee on Expenditures in the De
partment of Justice, with, nothing to
do. He may have been a leading jur
ist of mature experienee, but unless he
has the touchstone of long service in
the House he may wish in vain for a
place on the Judiciary Committee; he
is buried in the Committee on Manu-
factures, which has but one meeting
and never a report in a long session.
If he is a member of the majority and
has had some political prominence
. : i t . I ..... . i
ouumie. uis case is n uetier Nuue, aim
some chance for important work mnv
his case la a better None, and
lie given; but even this may prove a
delusion and a snare, as Mx. Ewing
lound to nis cost aniie present session,
when bis lack of knowledge of the
rules gave his opponents an instant
advantage of him, and put his re
sumption-repeal "in the nine holes,"
from which he could not take it till he
yielded the terms of debate which
were demanded, and surrendered all
the expected eclat of a prompt passage
of his bill under suspension of the
rules. His exerience only deepened
me conviction or an tue leading men
the House, that i is folly to trust the
floor-management of any important
measure to any other than an old
hand. Compliments to prominent
politicians who are new uembers
lutist oe given in some oiner way,
me trutn is mat tne rules and cus
loms or tne Jiou.se are tne result or a
natural selection, which, however we
may scold at it, was the best the cir
cumstances permitted. The practice
may be modined or pruned a little,
but no great change can be made till
the circumstances are changed. The
things most frequently and most just
ly com plained 'of are the almost des-
potie power of the Speaker, the ab
sorption of the lead in business bv the
older members of a few committees.
and the absence of that kind of busi
ness deliate which should characterize
a really deliberating oody. Iet us
look a little at each of these,
The power of the Speaker result
from the functions directly committed
to him. He apiKjints the committees,
The Senate may select them, but the
House is too large a body for that.
The log-rolling combinations that
would come of an attempt at electioi
and would disgust the nation, and
would render the organization of the
House an almost endless task. The
lelay alone would be unendurable.
Jut the apjKiintment of the commit
tees implies the distribution of work
to every memlier. It means the de
termination of the cast business shall
take. It decides for or acainst all
large matters of policy, or may so de
cide; for, while Speakers will differ
from each other greatly in force of
character and in the wUh to give iios-
tive direction to altalrs, the weakest
nan cannot escape from the necessity
of arrainrinir the aonointments with a
view to tue probable character of meas
ures which will be agitated. This,
however, is far from the measure of
the Speaker's power. All rules are
more or less flexible, Tlie current of
precedents is never consistent or Ulli
lorin. The bias of the Siieakerata
critical iioiut will turn tlie scale, air.
Kaudall as Siieaker determined the as
sent of the House to the action of the
Electoral Commission. Had he wish
ed for a revolutionary attempt to pre
vent the announcenieat or Haes'
election, no one who has experience in
Congress, at least, will doubt that he
could have forced the collision.
The Siieaker's iiower to award he
floor to those whom he may choose to
ree.Qguiy:e m an enormous Mue, There
are jeneral rule which every SjieaU
er will profess to follovf, but they are
ague and give abundant latitude.
The net-essity of getting on with bu
siness has given birth to the practice
of recognizing the chairman of leading
committees, or those lit charge of im
jiortant iH-nding measures, in prefer
ence to other members. The nominal
rule is that the man first addressing
the chair has the right to the floor,
but the rule is only nominal. It is so
evident that business could not get on
in that way that a member would on
ly be laughed at for trying to insist
inwii: it. Ai :iin it ih vf.rv ran-lu " tbo
ca.se that several jiersons are trying to
get the floor at once, and no one but
the speaker could decide among them.
An appeal from this decision there
fore M ould he futile. The custom has
naturally groM n out of this to arrange
M ith the Siieaker lieforehand for re
cognition. A member m ill speak to
him privately and in advance, saying,
I have such and such a measure to in
troduce, and I Mant to be recognized
M-beu I llse. A fair-iuinea Speaker
M ill only enquire far enough to see
that the matter is legitimate and im
ixirtant; but if lie is unscrupulous it is
easy to see how far his poM-er may go.
. i -. . , A , r , l . T . ..
liuimfr iKis ii uiui Miien sir. jiuine
MTas Siieaker it was hard to get the
lloor unless the thing to be urged
E leased him, and it is even hinted that
e reijuired amendments to be made
tq resolutions, ety., before he would,
permit them to. be Qfteieif, Whether
this is true or not. it is eny to see that
a vigorous, domineering man could
easily make it true witnsucn poM'er in
his hands. The only real check upon
the Speaker must be the public sentS
ment of the House, and the older
members are the natural exponents
and voices of tin's. The minority cap,
do little tit eheiik him Uiil'tyijs'Wbfi
com'e so arrogant and ' partial as to
shock the mpcrate inen qf the major
ity. The leadmg nien of the dohii
naijt party are always those whom
the Apcakttr ba atiyncd U important
chairmanship of committees, and
they are prevented by delicacy and a
sense of obligation from opposing him
if it can he avoided. A disappointed
man will lie sure to have his hostility
to the Chair attributed to his failure
tq jref, aq lpipqctaht phipp, aqd lie" VVtU.
get littlp sympathy, -hefe h there
fore, small (:h'iu-e ftjr controlling the
poM'er of the prodding ottloer uutil he
goes lieyond all endurable bounds, and
this a man of any prudence and abili
ty Mill rarely do. The iOM-er of the
Speaker of tlie House over legislation
may not unfairly be reckoped rugh
larger tjiau that of tie Senate- To
this we hare'eme' by the slow groM th
of a hundred years, accelerating, 1iom;
ever, as the numbers of the pierflbers
of thp JIuiise have increased,
Tne poke- q( thtf t-Uftinuen of com
mittees folloM S as a sort of corollary
from that of the Speaker. Their lead
ing influence elect him, his favor ap
loints them, ami the latter, with tlie
aid of the exigencies of public business,
gives them the pvaUcnl potfo4 at tlie
floor. y custom the chairman QI a
committee appointis, or at least nomi
nates, its clerk, and he has the lion's
share of the clerk's lalior and assist
ance. He has, therefore, better facili
ties for informing himself as to busi
ness before them. He distributes the
worR to sub-committees, and if he lie
at all abje ami politic will praetioaUy
control the repqrts ord thp pr.eseut4
tion of all business from his committee
to the Houae. He will usually decide
M ho shall speak on a measure, how
long the deliate shall continue, when
the previous queitiwq shall Le called,
and how the hour of deliate which
follows the order ingj.if the previous
question shall lie apjiortloned. If any
one protests, the ready answer is,
How else, in such a lialiel, can busi
ness make progress at all? Some one
must le trusted to direct it, and M ho
so tit, under the superior poM'er of the
jipeHKf 'i as the (ihairinftn of the com
mittee Which hal a measure in charge
and js presumed tQ hare matured it?
''Do llsh sleep?" ruIlh an inquirer,
it they don t, Miiat are tney doing in
the river's bed?
The cotton crop of Georgia is very
promibing-'ual to last year,
EDISON OTTCORTO E1XS2LF.
A Trumpet with Which tht Sumtn
Voles Kaj Ss Heard Two lfilei Airaj.
New York Sun
"The Teleseopopohone" is the name
of Mr. Edison's invention. It is sim
ply a marvelous ear trumpet, uiion tlie
construction of which Mr. Edison's
attention was attracted to the subject
by his own deafness. He is enabled
tf IliMkP fkllll U'lkAll tha drum r uttun
elates in a loud tone. Mr. Edison is
loth to describe
except generally, as It is not completed,
aud is to be patented. The implement
is about rive and a half feet long, and
has an internal arrangement by which
sound is concentrated and made loud
er. A sound which to the unaided
ear is 'inaudible liecomes distinct by
the use of the Teleseopopohone. Con
cerning it Mr. Edison said :
"The teleseopopohone is assuredly
successful. I have demonstrated that
by its use not only can those partly
deal near, but persons can talk while
a mile or two apart."
nut do not ottier souuds conimin
gle soands intervening between tlie
speaker and the hearer'."'
"Certainly they do, to a limited ex
tent, ami more so if the instruments
are not l)OlTrreo"Rtrarght.,1 "
"How do you remedy that?"
"Why, you must lxiitit 'em straight
The sa-ue objection could tie made to
a telescope. If you do not iniint it
straight you see other objects than the
one intended. JJut, when the telesco
iiopohoue is i twin ted directly at the
distant siieaker with telescopic exact
siieaker is the
cuiet tiling beard.'
Hoes it increase
flie volume of
"I have whispered in one of these
things in a very low tone, arid the
sound in my ear M as so loud as to be
Mr. lvlison expressed the fullest con
fidence that he would perfect the tele-
scopopoiione so that by its aid partly
deal tiersoiis may near every wins
on the stage of tlie largest theater,
A gentleman who heard experi
ments Willi tne teiescopoiHiiHine said
mat Mr. julison Heard distinctly the
the ticking of a telegraphic instru
ruent a tiiousand reet away, and even
the noise of the chewing and biting of
grass nearly two thousand feet dis
One of tlie party then stood six hun
dreu leet away, and his whisper was
distinctly heard, although Mr. Ilachc
lor, standing only fifteen feet from
him, without the aid of the telescopo-
ponone, could not Hear a word."
men the party tried a more striking
experiment. Two of them went at
least a mile off, and talked to each
other in an ordinary tone of voice
.even at mat distance ordinary con
versation was distinctly heard with
out a speaking tube, without any wire
or electrical apparatus, but simply by
me aid 01 tne new ear-trumpet or tel
tiut, even mis was surpassed by the
next experiment, wincii was at a dis
tance estunated at two miles. From
mat i hi nt tne ordinary tone of Voice
could not le heard, and shouting was
necessary.yet the new ear-trumpet did
its work, ami the hearing was raeat
ed as lie lore.
"Now, Mr. Edison, what next?"
"Oh," said Mr. Edison, with one ot
those hearty bursts of laughter that he
so often indulges in, "I've not cot to
the end yet."
Very Liie a Norel.
Coorrespondence of the Globe-Democrat.
Nkw IJKAfNKKijs, Tk.. One of the
most noted instances of captivity
amongThe wild, roving trilies of the
Southwest has just come to light, and
might well serve as the ground work
of another fresh, racy and interesting
yelIoM--coverjd novel on the "Far
Southwest." Neil Buntline's Mildest
romances have lieen lately throM-u in
the shade by the real adventures p,f
litlniian jsoqKmeyer. wpo, while a
lad of eleven years; was, m 1X70, sto
len from his mother and family, resi
ding in Mason county, on the extreme
frontier of Yest lexas. At the time
the latl M-as carried away by the sava
ges, Mason county, situited on the
headwaters of the Llano River, a wes
tern tributary of the Colorado, was a
complete Milderness, inhabited by the
butlaio, the deer and the bear, and the
echoes of whose solitudes M-ere fre
quently disturbed by the M'hftP.P. of the
savage and. the UnPtirtlily yell of the
Conuuiche. liookmeyer'H mother and
father lived in a frontier hut on the
very verge, if not lieyond the circle, of
civilization. It was located on the
rocky banks of a pure and beautiful
brook that went babbling by, and
whose sands gUttered like those on the
golden shores of romance. It was a
retired spot, shaded by lofty trees, ap,d
shut in by rocks that, rise fike' eternal
Mans arouuu me northern anu wes
tern boriison. loyal Valley M-as Its
name, and but for the terror of the
Mild lieasts that ever threatened, and
the stealthy tread of the remorseless
savage, it might well have ranked
with the Happy alley In which
roamed Iiasselas, Prince of Abyssinia.
The little family were happy, but a
great gr let suddenly:- oeieu. une
fc " 7 a 1. Ill
moonlight night a band of roving
Apaches, iresu iram me great piams
to the westward, suddenly swooped
down UP00. the WU? hut and iw in
habitant. What Happened to Mrs
Uookmeyer is not positively knoM n,
but the savages seized the, little Iieh
man, and, binding his hands, put him
on one of their ponies and carried him
awav. Another boy, about tlie same
age as himself, M as also caiitured, bwt,
wpiie myi iucty wing mrougu
f4ie shadows and tilisuurity of a rocky
pa, he tMcaped and returned to his
friends in the valley. Great was the
geiefof U-hman'ri mother, M-lio loved
him tenderly, but now mourned him
as lost. Her thoughts for years ran on
tlie unsolved pioblem, ML'rl h.e had
been haiy 'murdered, tortured to
death, and his little lxdy allowed to
he uiiuried in the lonesome solitudes.
Five. six. seven years irnssed away
without ever lyearir.S uf M" Uty aain. I
Finally feue concluded he was dead.
Mile May, nuw ever, hum h was a jn.yiui
one for her, neMs Mas received that
Ijehman still lived among the Indians,
having grown into a young man.
Mrs. Bookmeyer, stil residing in Ma-
sun pqujity 1HW settled i!p uy thrifty
eunyrams at once mane an earnest
appeal to one of the most gallant Uni
ted States oltlcers in the. frontier ser
vice, (Jeneral McKenzie. He at once
hat! the proiier stetis taken. They re
sulted in the recapture of Lehman
Rookmeyer, and his restoration to his
mother aud family in Mason county,
It so happened that on one occasion
Gn. Moisture's truns. took a lot of
Oqnmnhe bucks prisoners. In the
lot Mas Ijehman Rookmeyer, M'honi
Gen. McKenzie immediately turned
over to his mother in loyal Valley.
Her jov can lie Letter imagined than
described. Aftei- being carried off by
the Ajmuhe far into the great plains
through M-hich flows the Rio l'ecos,
Lehraau'n captors sold him as a slave
to the Comanches. The Indians
named him "lied Dog." He was sold
into the Cainanche tribe of Chief (Qui
nine, one of the "Rig Medicines" of
the Comanches. He served and slaved
for the Indians several years, soon
learin their language, habits ami
manners, and becomiug io an intents
and purposes, a real Indian. He wore
moccasins, painted his face with the
usual tattoo, sjrted crow's feathers and
silver ornamenb, drew tlie bow and
shot the arroM- in fact, got to lie one
of the warriors of his trilie. Lehman
Rookmeyer, alias Red Dog though an
involuntary tramp among the noble
rt4uicu, managed ty yet jutu their
confidence. "While roving in the
great plains and in the shadows of the
lofty mountains of Arizona aud Low
er New Mexico, lie liecame enamored
and made love to one or the most
beautiful maidens of tlie tribe Droop
ing Cypress a princess, and daughter
of the chief. She had the graceful
form, the dusky yet handsome fen
tures, the large fawn-like eyes, the
dark hair that flowed down the shoul
ders, had the natural, unadorneed
beauty for which the Indian girl is
noted. She listened to his overtures
of love and the pair were married
that is t,o say, Indian fashion, liy
Urooping Cypress the young au ven
turer had two pappooses, very lieaati
ful children. When Ix-hman was de
livered back to his mother in Iioyal
Valley, after eight years' residence
among the Comanches, the nrst re
quest made by him Mas that his In
dian wife, Drooping Cypress, his po
nies, his rule, and his pa ppooses should
lie sent for, as it was utterly impossi
ble he could be hppy without them.
His mother and (Jen. McKenzle prom
ised it should be as he desired, but
M hether the Camauches M ill be will
ing toglve them up is a question to lie
decided in the future. In the mean
time, may it not be hoied that Red
Dog and his fair and lovely Indian
wife, Drooping Cypress, may spend
the restdfte of their lives Mith their
-pouries and children, on the banks of
Llano? In regard to the case, a cu
rious fact is mentioned. It is that
licbman Dookmeyer, when stolen.
cotuu alone speaK tne iMrmaii tongue
lieu he returned to his mother it
Mas found he had totally forgotten
that language, and spoke only Coman
che, winch ne did fluently, and broken
California's Vamloni ICarksmaa.
New York Correspondence of the Baltimore
A celebrity attracting much atten
tion on Rroadwuy by his lofty stature
and somewhat pronounced Western
air is Dr. Carver, resting here tenqio-
rarily in the M-ake or Capt. Hogardus,
who crosses the Atlantic once more
this summer to defend his title of
champion pigeon-shooter against new
English contestants. 'lowering sever
al good inches above the tallest fre
quenters of the now daily brilliant
firomenade, and M'earing a broad
irimmed soft hat and a formidable
reddish moustache, the matchless ri
fleman from California is seemingly a
refinement of the "Ruft'alo Rill" and
"Texas Jack" type of accidental man
hood; not so theatrical as those pro
fessionally ferocious worthies, but ob
viously of their fraternity. It has been
the delight of so many foreign journal
ists to explain the superiority of our
rifle teams at Dollymount and Creed
moor bv the assertion that "Ameri
cans are familliar M-ith the use of the
hie from the cradle," that the appear
ance of this veritably rifle-bred Yan
kee on foreign soil may be complacent
ly anticipated as a fulfillment of a
kind of noetic justice. Though Uirn
in the northern part of this State, Car
ver was hardly more than au infant
when his parents removed to Minne
sota. In the course of one of the mur
derous Indian foraj's of some twenty
years ago in the latter State lie was
carried offa prisoner by the savages,
amongst whom he grew nearly to
manhood, ami acquired a truly m-ou-derftil
skill M ith bow- and gun. Of his
reclamation to eivilrr.atiou and sulise-
quent quieter career m tue j'acmc
ooaat nut much U known, ave that
the riue-shootma and pigeou-killuig
own test of the past feM' years have
stimulated him to exhibit his own
marksmanship In public, to the as
tonishment of all beholders. And he
really is a marvel in his specialty, do
ing all M ith a single bullet that the
most expert of his comtietitors can ac
complish M ith a scattering charge of
tine shot. More than mis, ne is able
to shoot as unerringly from the saddle
of a horse on a full run as from the sol
id trround, and can hit a ringing bell
or other sounding objechj whde blind
folded.. J le Sfya tlw he hasshot birds
and animals by night, in the darkest
woods, merely by aiming in the direc
tion indicated by their cries. Firing
very uulckiy, and often without seem
ingly "sighting" his object at all, he
apiiears to be a dead-shot by general
physical instinct, and indeed hardly
understands, himself, the principle of
his amazing execution. Here, then,
is a genuine native American "born
rifleman" for English and, French
sportsmen tq try thlr "kill against,
and it is safe to' predict that no origi
nal American product win attract
more attention in Paris this summer.
Romantic as his outward aspect is, Dr.
Carver is modest in conversation, ami
believes Capt, Bogardus to be the best
shot with a foMihig-piece in this coun
try, ir not in tne M-orid.
one Rufe ingalls and Grant played in
my quarters at Fort Dallas, in Ore
gon, in the winter of 1H.W. They had
been playing "cut throat" until about
midnurht. I was nrettv well tduwed.
and turned in aqq fell auleep. Just
as the lay wa breaking I awoke, and
there sat Grant and lngalis playing
draM There was only about a half a
pint left in the bottle, and they were
betting high for it. They had black
and white beans for chips, and there
about one-quarter of a peck piled
on me table when 1 awoke. What
first attracted my attention Mas hear
ing Grant say, I'll see you, aud go a
million lietter." I could scarcely re
strain myself. I knew they didn't
have a half dollar tu Ueas themselves
M'itli, And the whiskey they were play
ing for M-as tlie last of a nve-gaiioii
jug sent me from 'Frisco, and they
M-ere squandering millions over it.
Well, I lay still until they had liet
about one hundred million, when I
got up and quietly lucked at tb' ir
han,q4. had a pair or aces, and
Jugakls three jacks. I waited half an
hour to see M'ho would get the last
drink, but my eyes Mere too heavy,
and I droptied aalet-p. When 1
twoke it wau broad daylight, and
Opailt aud Iugalls were lxith under
I measured the beans, and
as just three pecks and one-
quarter. ho got the M-hisky 1 don't
know, but it is my opinion that irant
did. He had the bottle In his hand,
According to the Washington S'un-
flftf Chronh-le the marriage of Mrs.
Shunk, daughter of Hon. J ere RIack,
to Mr. Hornsby, a wealthy merchant
of Ixiuisville. Kv.. is set for June :Si.
at lork, I'a. lhe marriage i to ie
very private; only the near relatives
aud rnot intimate friends of the par
ties interested are to be presnt.
Edmund About says; "At the age
of twenty-flve au America has tried a
dozen M-ays of life, made 4 fortunes, a
bankrujitey and two campaigns; plea
ded a cause, preached a religion, kill
ed six men M ith a revolver, enfran
chised a negressaud conquered an is
land." The MeCoskry scandal has resulted
in the Rishop's alMoIute resignation
and his withdrawal from the Uioeeae.
He will probably aoaluwad, but until
the House of liishops ahall have acted
on his resignation, a successor cannot
" There are nine men charged with
assassination in the j:ul at Palestine,
The whites and blacks seem to
affiliating politically in Vicksburg.
The potato hug lias
laid sicro to
VOL. XXIII. NO. 48.
TUE rVTl'RE LIFE.
BV THE LATE WILLIAM CCLX.KN BRYANT.
How shall I know thee In the sphere which
The disembodied spirits of the dead,
When all of thee that time could wither
And perishes among the dust we tread.
For I shall feel the sting of ceaseless pain
If there I meet thy gentle presence not,
Nor hear the voice I love, nor read again
In thy serenest eyes the tender thought.
Will aot thy own meek heart demand me
That heart whose fondest throbs to ma
My name on earth was ever in thy prayer,
And wilt thou never utter it In Heaven?
The love that lived through all the stormy
And meekly with my harsher nature bore,
And deeper grew and tenderer, to the last,
Bhall It expire with life and be ao more?
A happier lot than mine, and larger light,
Await thee there; for thou ha.it oowed thy
lu cheerful homage to the rule of right.
And lovtst all, and renderest good for 111.
Yet though thou wearest the glory of the sky
M'Mt thou keep the same beloved name,
The same fair, thoughtful brow, and gentle
Lovelier In Heaven's sweet climate, yet
Sbalt thou not teach me In that calmer home
The wisdom that I learnt ao 1)1 in this
Tne wisdom which Is love till I become
Thy fit companion In that land or bliss?
0oi Words to Southern 7outhi.
Among lhe noteworthy incidents of i
commencement M'eek at the Univer
sity of North Carolina M-as an oration
before the students' literary societies,
delivered by Maj. Joseph A. Engel
hard. Among other things He said:
"With this mumllceiit country under
our control, the duty conies up direct
ly lie fore us to develop it. I hat de
velopment can only lie secured by
work and if I Mas called on to de
clare, in one word, our duty, I would
without hesitation, utter the M ord
the greatest of all words work. And
by that expression I mean work of ev
ery character professional, mechaiu
cal, agricultural, scientific, artistic
in their broadest sense. It is thegreat
laM- of nature, the necessity for human
happiness, the start or human virtue.
I hope the day is not distant M'hen the
man Mho works the. most Mill lie
known and appreciated as the mot
honorable among us all, for such he
deserves to be. I desire to see him
rank above the richest, aUive the
oldest, alsive all. Iet work 1st the
Matchword of the South; Mnte it on
every banner; inscril it on every
standard. Mental ami physical work.
lal sir that compier all thlujxs is the
first paramount duty of all of us. It is
thegreat mystery that made Newton
and Franklin, Morse and Washing
ton, Ciesar and rsaisileon, immortal.
It is the one great want of our ieople.
Roiiiitiful nature has almost disiiensed
M-ith the necsity lor lai Mir here. Mor
al causes must lie the motives and In
centives with us for Mork. The time
has come when lalioi must le the ti
tle deed to sisttiun. , Injustice has too
long Iteeii done to it. It is the founda
tion of every value that man pos
sesses." In another part of his address Maj
Engelhard said; "Nor can Me do our
duty by indulging hatred to other set
tlons of the country and periietuating
the animosities of M-ar. The glory of
a iieople cannot i built upon hatreds.
God M ill not let discord lie the founda
tion of happiness or honor. Our hon
or, our happiness, our fan1, must rest
upon surer foundations ujkui the rock
of eternal justice aud right. Hatred
of the North M ill not build up the
South or lessen the burden M hlch M'e
must liear, Denunciation of the
Nurtb. Mill not restore our prwperitv
or heal the wounds of war. It Mill
confer no blessing. My young coun
trymen, w are too great, too good a
people, to lie degraded by the Iwd pas
sions of the human heart. Tlie im
age I have in my mind of the South is
to high and too pure to think it can
lie sullied by froM iis of ignoble hatred.
In the dark ages of the world th
wrath of Achilles or the oMhhound
hostility of Hiuubul to Rome might
tie the theme ot song and history,
hut fcuch passions will no more bi-' K.
en the pages of poetry Biv eloquence.
In their places is twe t,jR,er christian
virtue, of vhich Plato never dreamed,
to conquer all things by doing right.
The enmity of Hannibal to Rome
made him miserable and entailed un
told miseries upon his country. Ict
us transmit to our children the sub
lime sentiments that live alsive the
bloody passions. Ict us reruemtier
our misfortunes only to conquer them.
Iet us rememlier the faults of others
only to prove that m-c are superior to
them. lit-t us manifest to all the
world that nothing can overcome our
supreme sense of right, of justice, of
duty, in all things and at all times.
Our past is so full of great deeds, of
great results, of great virtues, that we
can M-ell lie magnanimous. Our very
sorrows are glorious. Our "defeats are
more honorable than the victories of
others. Ijet us crown our achieve
ments with a brave, most illustrious
conquest over the passions and Meek
nesses that have dishonored less noble
Five years ago Miss Tieknor, of
Roston, started amtmg the M-omeii of
tlie Ciiited States a "Sttciety to en
courage Studies at Home." It was a
sort of invisible college for M-omeii
wlrnse students M'ere to lie scattered
through forty States and Territories.
The society now liumlK-rs !MM mem
liers. Certain highly educated ladies
in Hoston direct the studies and con
duct Miitten examinations for the
memliers by letter. Tills quiet move
ment litis awakened great intellectual
activity among women on isolated
farms and in country villages, and
will help largely to spread refined,
cultured happiness among homes.
An old soldier at Omaha prints this
recollection of Col. Rob. Ingersoll in
action: Col. Ingersoll fought manfully
uutil overjioM-ered and compelled to
surrender, but not until one of For
rest's men had him convered with a
gun and had drawn a bead on him.
Ingersoll sang out: 'Hold on there!
What do you Mant to shoot me for? I
have lieen recognizing your old Con
federacy for the last two minutes!'
When linrersoll was exchanged his
horse was returned to him by the Re
liel General, Mith the remark that
he M'as the man that saved his life
M ith a joke.
Reconciliation may be more the re
sult of circumstances than of the re
pentance of the parties. lord North,
nt the close of his life, liecame blind.
Col. Rarre, his Parliamentary po
nent, and special annoyance, surlered
a like misfortune. The two M ere in-trodui-ed
to each other, and I on I
North said: "Colonel, you and I have
lieen at variance, hut I believe there
are iiom- no two persons in tlie world
who would be more glad to see each
The man Mho loves a gtssl and
beautiful M'oinan and cannot persuade
her to marry him this month or June,
deserves sympathy. June is a gion
ous month for orange blossoms and
weddimrs. It seems to have la-en
sneciallv set apart for this royal and
lienefieial purpe. life is so short it
M-ould lie sad to wait a whole year for
June and hapyineta.
Gen. Custer's grave at West Point
is not marked by even a simple bead-alone.
Terribh Fight With a Bull.
Oil City Derrick.
fdc hist full Mr. I.iinlin, a man of
wealtlv.and admirer of blooded sto k,
imported from England a splendid
two-year old short-horned liinli.ini
bull at a cost of S-'Ji'ih: also two Dur
ham heifers at a cn-t ofVUcucli. " I-'t
' Toro" M-as considered not only by its
owner, but by all M ho saw mm, as
oue-of the most perfect specimens of
I his spii-ies ever brought to this coun
try. He was tract a le and s.n be-
I came almost a pet with bit master,
M'ho kept the J,;!H pound hioiisltr
housed but not tied. Three wii-ks
ago Mr. Lanlin, who weighs over two
hundred pounds, M'ent int the stabio
for the puriMi.se ol putting a ropo
throuuh an iron ring in the bull's
nose and tying him up. Placing his
hand on the animal s horn, Air. inr-
din M-as aUnit to reach down to seize
tlie rinu:, M'hen the bull suddenly
threw up his bead, striking Mr. Lar-
din just over the left eye M'itli the horn
I and knocking him down.
Turning with all the uickncHs of a
rat-terrier, the infuriated brute sprang
upon the prostrate man and attempted
to gore and crush him to death. Luck
ily Mr. I jirdin fell close to the wall of
the stable, so (hat the animal M as un
able to carry out his purpose by rea
son of his bonis striking the side of
the building. The animal then at
tempted to crush his victim by kneel
ing ui win him, but again the side of
the stable prevented.
1 his failure seemed to madden hint
still further, and he threw his m bolu
tremendous Meight against the side of
the building in a desperate attempt to
once more use his horns. i'orlunute-
ly the hoards stood the test, but one
of his horus struck Mr. Iardin on the
left shoulder and panscd over his chest
until reaching the iTeastlmne, w here
but for the shelter afforded by the Mall
a death-wound must have Is-cii in
flicted. Lying as still as he could, mI'ViA iIi.i
bull was bunting with all h:,s inij-ht
Mr. Uirdin kept feeling caution! v r,,i'
the ring in the animal's nose, m ben
sudden movement hVottght it wilhiii
reach, and it Mas Ittstatitlv seize I by
the desiK-rate man. Willi u quick
w rench and death-grip the bull (omul
himself instantly shorn of strciiirlb.
With With M-rists nlnukd broken. With
thumbs nearly dislocated, bis InmIv
crushed and bleeding and nearly
stripped of clothing, Mr. Ijirdin M.i-r-geted
to his leet and led the bull out
of the stable, across a lot, to ;m ci;:M
rsil fence. Here he pulled the brute's
nose up after him as he clitnU'd, until
he Mas ready to drop on tbeoibcrsnle,
when be let iro and ran as f.i.-t as his
legs could carry him.
Nashville Christ tun .t.f r:ifi.
It might bo eM-cti-l, perb.ips
I III III
we should receive kind M'onls
partial Mends under the ciri inust.in-
ccs In M-hich we take leave of the edi
torship of this paper. Itixhui neces
sary to publish tributes of the .-..ill.
grateful as they may b
Mith rnnce Henry:
I haves kind soul that would ulve you
And know not how to do it.
friend by our side savs that I
and lowing letter is so beautiful
breathes so kind a spirit, and it so fri-
frriHil from over the line, Ihal we
ought to print it. We can assure feu.
risk that such miloi'sciiieiit ol niir nu-
jHTfect work, so unexpected, so gener
ous, aftects us most sensibly. , are
willing to think that its ul.liraliii
may strengthen the 1 Kinds of frater
nity Is'twccn the "two Methodism-"
which, thank ( iol, are but one in all
the grand essentials of the great Wes
Ki.mwinui, Skaiuik.iit, N. .1., t
June .'id, 1V,".S.
My Rkah Dit. Si MM Kits: I cannot.
let you sever yourself from the .b.'o-
r-atu without writing von bow urate-
ful I am for your continued good ser
vice as its editor. I waul to tell yon
that I have personally W-eii greatly
Ix-netlted by Mbat you have written
for editorial page and library shelf.
I thank you lor your steady, unin
terrupted, bold, I (rave adherence t
the truths of the grand old uosim-I:
vour tongue has faltered not, nor with
averted eye have vou proclaimed thj
truth a.s it is In Jesus.
I thank you for your loyally to Wei-
leyan Methodism, and for the clear
ness M-ith which you have given rea
sons for the faith that is in you
bless you as you still work for
Master, doing your utmost for
spread of scriptural holiness.
May your pain way "iinn-u
slojtes of sunset" Is; bright and jo.you-i
as Mas your May "tq the hills of
morn," is the prayer of your sincero
friend uud brother.
Clinton R. Fisk.
Rev. Thos. O. bum lucre, Ii.ii.. LL.l).. Nash
Girls tho tfon Lika Bestv
New York cotroprniienre of AdironilHck
Murray uoiueti utile.
They may well feel complimented,
and our Rostoni girls may mcII fuel
envious, M'hen a man of the world, it
poet and novelist well beloved by esich,
gave this as his opinion having
known lioth: "I must say that tho
New York girls are the prettiest,
brightest and smartest of tmy ever
saw anywhere. My daughters give lit
tle luncheon particsat w lii' b.its a mat
ter of course, 1 am in vited to preside.
It is delightful. It is marvelous.
Why, they are so pithy, so cultivated.
so brilliant, so witty! And they talk
uisin everysiibject from iHihlical econ
omy to flowers. It is cbainung to lis
ten to them. I here is a set ol it doz
en or fifteen girls whom 1 meet Mho
will stand well a gainst the world for
anything a woman should In. Rut they
will not marry: Men don't fancy
them. They don't wan't them. They
don't know they havcltodics, excepting
things tin which to bank dry goods.
Men do not like such. ihcy think
they will not make happy homes; that,
they will be to absorU-l in a thousand
outside matters. It Is not that a lar;ro
fortune is reuulred and the usual talk
of extravagance and d. 'ess that deters
young men from marrying such wo
men, it is the tact that their tastes
are not in common, and they do not.
find, after two or three interviews that.
they are congenial to each other. If;i
tine, frank, good business inun iqicars,
tlie girls will not look at him. He
knows nothing of antique furniture;
he cannot criticise Schiller. Splendid,
promising young fellows, vilh long
Heads, keen Wits and gooil Hearts are
nowhere liecausc they are not caiiablo
of entering into the refined al inospbcre
of over-cultured girls, who have done
nothing but accomplish their ways.
Men love U-auty and that peculiar
Ixslily magnetism which sie-h girls
absolutely lack so there is an end."
The FMhioniblt WL'o.
The fashionable wife looks on her
husband's money as sj-iil - something
which be wants to guard, and she to
seize. It is no joint projierly which iL
is as much her interest as ii is his to
save and use M'isely: but an enemy 'si
iKjssession M'btch it M ill lie her gain to
loot. As for coinpanioiishii ii'Joiu m
fit rrfris pulls, and an evening sicnt.
with her husband alone counts as the
iif tiltffi, of deadly dullness. Per
sonal love for him has died out, if even
it once existed under the gui.-e of nov
elty; aud whatever she may be to oth
ers, her husband ficds her uniformly
cold and rejiellant. Motherhood is
her bugliear; liildren unwelcome in
truders; and there is no more misera
ble woman extant than the fashiona
ble wife with a buhy, that hinders her
from Joining in the season's vulgar
pleasures. Essentially selfish and
shallow, love has as little nieaning for
her ns the doctrine of duty or the glo
ry of sacrifice; and those who know
her stand aside in a kinder wonder nt
the scheme of creation which includes,
among itsoll'scts, a W-ing w ithout uses
and without virtues a woman Mill,,
iiresumahly, a soul like nn.v other, nli-
Milutelv destitute of the love which
saves the world from worse (ban dculh
of the reality which seeks truth and
lives in it of all nobleness of a.-pi ra
tion and nil rigbteoiisiii ss of life -a,
woman w hose god is pleasure, and bet
oiio, hole rcligjon fashion,