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A'OLUME XXXVI IT, NO. 22.
KANSAS (JITY. JULY I, 1895.-TWKNTY-l'OUR PAOKS.
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Hymn's Kulofry Fully llnrno Out by His
tory Nancy ll.irt unit JIit l'lnio
In History Tim Koiiuium
Upon this glad d-iy, when stories of pa
triotism and sacrifice shall bo retold, when
memories of the laurel crowned soldier and
statesman shall stir every lo.il heart, It
is but lifting that tlmo and (.pace should
bo given in commemoration of that re
prve force, without which hibtory would
have lost tho bavor "wherewith the vvholo
earth it salted," the 'women patriots of our
That women liave nlwajs been p-itriotlo
no one will deny. Most of u recall with
what emotion wc were wont to follow in
our .'! readers tho story of that un
dent mother, who, on the evo of battle,
when she had girded on the armor of her
son, handi'd him his shield and bado him
return with it, or upou it, A few pases
further on -wo read how our forcmothers
converted thtlr pewter utensils Into bullets,
praying tho meanwhile that the Lore! of
battle would direct the aim of husband or
sou, to the end that each missile might ilnd
lodgment In a. Tory's heart.
Nearer at hand are the, heroines of tho
late rebellion. The widow ami tho father
less in countless homes bpeak eloquently
in mournful pathos of their patrotlsm.
"They caw no conquering Mag unfurled,
They heard no Melon's brazen roar;
But a diar face which was their norld,
Which no'er would greet them more,
"They did not shriek, they did not moan:
They did not wring their quivering
Hut sitting dumb and white, alone.
Weie bound with iewkss bands."
Theso -withheld not their dearest. Was
this not patiotlsm?
The- tlmo cama when "grim xisaged war
Jiail smoothed his wrinkled front." The
widow has gone to Join her husband In
that rest from which war's dread alarm
can never waken them. Hut her spirit
lives In the heart of each of her
daughters, I'eaco has decked tho
path of each with dowers; lit
up with smiles her face; put Joy in her
heart and a. new bong on her lips. JUr
patriotism Is now bleeping. Let but the oc
casion demand it and bhe will rise supremo
to meet It. The tei - court, tho golf
Inks, the club, that1... tv her the while
will know her no more. The new woman
twill divest herself of each fantastic garb
fas $i fes&B jHJsa'Jirii'iios la sad isJsts
tho eyes of doubting, speculative mankind
hland revealed as the wmf Iojal, patri
otic, dear old woman of his dreams and
This woman remarkable for her patriot
ism and courage resided In Hibert comity,
Uj. llio following sketch in substance
. k L.J '
from an e.nly edition of tho Yorkvf.fe (S.
C) Courier is eh.iiacterlslie of her hls
toiy. In altitude, Mrs, Hart was a I'.itagonian,
and remarkably well-limbed md mus
cular. In a word she was "lofty and
oui." Mnrked by nature with pumilnent
features, circumstances and accident add
ed, perhaps, not a llttiu to her peculiar
ities Sho wits horribly cross-eyed, as well ns
cross-grained, but nevertheless she was a
sharpshooter. Nothing was mom common
than to see her In full puisiilt of the
bounding Mag. The hugn antlers that
hung round her cabin or upheld her trusty
gun gave proof of her skill in gunnery.
The clouds of war gathered and burnt
with a dreadful explosion on her state.
Nancy's bpiilt rose with the temped. Hh
declared and proved herself a friend to
hei country, ready to do or to die.
All accused of Whlgism hail to hide or
swing The lily-livered Mr. Hart was not
the last to seek safety in tho ennebrake
with his neighbors.
They kept uji a prowling, skulking kind
of life, occasionally sallying forth In a
part of predatory style The Toile.s at
length gave Mrs. Hart a call, ami In true
soldier manner ordered a repast. ancy
soon had tho mcessaiy materluls tor a
good least spiead beforu them. The
smoking venison, tho hasty hoe cake und
the fresh honey comb were sulllelent to
havo provoked the appetltti of a gorged
epicure. They slmultumously stacked their
aims and seated themselves, when, quick
ab thought, the dauntless Nancy seUed
ouo of tho guns, Locktd It. and declared
she would blow out the brains of the
llrst mortal that ouereit to rise or i.isui
a mouthful They all knew her character
too well to Imagine she would say one
thing and do another,
"Go," said she to ono of her bons, "and
tell the Whigs that I hnve taken six ba&
Tories." Whether the incongruity between
Nancy's eves caused each to Imagine him
self her immediate victim, or whether her
commanding attitude, stern and ferocious
countenance, overawed them, or the cer
tainty of death, it is not easy to deter
mine. They were soon telicved and dealt
with accordingly to tho rules of the times.
1.. M. 1),
When It had eomo time for the Hrltlsh to
take their deiiartuie from New York, Ma
jor Upham, aide-de-camp to Lord Dorches
ter, made tho following witty rejoinder to
a remark of Miss Susan Livingston, a rev.
"Havo mercy upon us, major," said Miss
Susan, "and use our authority to hasten
the evacuation of this city by our troops,
for among your incaiceratcd belles the
scarlet fever must rage furiously till jou
"I should bo glad to grant your request,"
replied the major, "were I not fearful that
If they were freed from their present mal
ady, a worse ono would follow and they
would buffer a prolonged attack of 'blue
devils.'" L. M, H.
THU HOMANCB OF PltlSCJLLA.
Thero uie not wanting sticklers for facts
who. while holding that Mr. Iongfellow
In his "Courtship of Miles Standlsh" con
structed a highly poetical romance of col
olnlal days, assert that at the same time
he made some very poor history.
Into the lives of I'rlsdlla. and her two
admirers are crowded many anachronisms.
1'or instance, it was at a later period than
tho first autumn of the Colonial pilgrims
that cattle were brought in tho ships of
the colony and not Captain Standlsh, who
returned to tho Indlin chief who font It
the rattlesnake skin rilled with powder
and shot, that the father of 1'ilscllla Mul
llns w.is alive- when the poet sacilllced him
to the romance ho was weaving about the
daughter. These anil man others do exist
for those who seek for Haws In this other
wise gently perfect lonnnce.
It matters not, these trivial lsue, since
the heroine represents tho fulth and truth
of joung womanhood In thoe primitive
ilajs, or the heroin. Miles Standlsh end
John A Men, each In tin n being the em
bodiment of soldierly daring, and seli'-i.ie-rlllclng
In a delightful little book, "Three Hero
ines of New Hnglaml." the author, liar
llet Stafford, sajs. "The Incidents of real
oecuriemo and the traditions of real de
scent concerning the courtship of 1'rlscllln,
am very few. We know that Itosu hi.uiil
ish died, that the captain sent John Aldui
to urge his suit before .Mr Midline, whci
replied f.ivoraulv; that I'riscllla asked
him why he did not speak for himself;
that .Mr. Mullliis presently did die; that
Captain Standlsh married elsewhere, ard
that John eventually married I'llsellla.
"These are the bare facts. All tho rest
Is coloring and conjecture."
Yet one has tho right to surround these
facta with all the possibilities of emotion
alike In any age and with any people,
which go to the making of romance and
poetry, and which will continue to do so
as long as hearts be it, lips trembio and
souls desire companionship.
It through tho mist of long centuries we
see these blmplu hearted pilgrims Idealized
In many ws, so much the better for us.
It is not ours to lay the foundations of a
vast commonwealth in the primeval wastes,
Their courage and their daring live In the
memorleH they have left us. Wo can ne.
trait nothing from their glory If wo add
notn ng to tne r tame,
LlZZIi: M, JHWA.
'Mrs. Madison was born of Quiker par
entage and christened Dorothi, though she
was known entirely by her nickname.
Tho faculty of adopting herself to people
and circumstances made her tojourn ut tho
White House one of themost remarkable,
socially, ever credited to any of tha presi
Jlsr aim la JUs hss ta aucmtut tae eigne
of her hush, mil's administration. To this
work .s-he brought to beer a nature eminent
ly charming and ngiee.ible. She dispensed
charity with a livlsh hand among the
poor and was belowd by th m. Hut It was
in tin- social world that .Mrs Madison's
star was over In tint ascendant. She used
her tact to reconcile the warring factions
which gathered at her levies and recep
tions, making u-e of every opiKjrt unity to
render the position of her husband Js a
lov.il servant of the government more sp.
cure L M. II.
to thi: rntsT lady in tiu: land
O. Martha, with thy modest air.
Thy smile demure,
Thv woman's crown of snowy hair.
Thy brow so pure,
That e'en tho' decades havo gone by
Thou charniest still.
With 'kerchief's snowy cha.stlty,
With cap and frill.
Come, tell us of those olden dajs.
When love was juungi
When, strolling down the thadowy wa)s,
""-. nrjiso he sung
How, through the stately minuet,
He watched thee glide
With Joy. or sweet misgiving et
With fondest pride.
Or. bending low, with earnest face,
You saw him stand.
Daring, with all his courtly grace,
To kiss thy hand.
Thy lips move nol, O, stately dame,
As I question thee;
Iiul Love Is evermore the same
It answeteth me, ,
-Lizan m. imi'A.
HOMH AND TIIK UEl'UHLIC.
Home, u, the cornerstone of the republic.
On this, our natal day, as we review tha
elements of our strength and our weakness,
let us bear iu mind that whatever is a men
ace to the home is a menace to the btate,
and whatever is a safeguard to the home
is a safeguard to the' state.
That menaces do cvershadow the home
cannot be denied. They are already too
fiuaUiaM liia siHaa, 3YUU its otw tlogliirfABia si fitrltlsm liait tlaaa thro.ui.-h.
aieessories. the lub. innsr. K.iilng nun
for v irloiis purpo, s aw i from home ih
hoiidlng house an 1 hotel, In r ling timili"
under -one roof, to the Invasion of hoin
siuctltj, tin lent il svstitn. m issititiiik
a fiequent ihinge m abode and wi-iki lung
"the tie thai binds" to tin old he.uth
stono, pernicious literature, (tumor il
amusement, enervating habits, deplc tini;
the phJsteMl ami spiritual forees .inioiig
our oung people, and e.isv elivorce liw.
In the name of personal libertj, directing
their airows straight to the licit t of home
All these tuntrlhuto to a deplorable, ele-
cllnv in home life- The fathei, iii in in)
i'.ie, hecks lecreailon awaj from wife ami
dilldien The mother, moved upon bj tin
.spirit of the' age, often overeft limiting In r
own ability, stretches the tension to lue.ik-
Ing, 111 hir effoit to meet the dc minds of
nome., n-s tun tier gr.iuumoiiier, auei at Hie
same time meet the. demands of soclcti,
eeliKallon and phllanthrop, lor which her
ancestor hid little eunnrn. The chililini,
catching tho same .iilrlt, frvitutntlj live In
a stiniiilitlug nlr ot continual eelteuient
If, pen h nice, there is a lull In tin- inn eas
ing runnel ot iiigagiinents, an evening at
home drags weMiil) , lor, to man, the long
ago domestic jo s hive lost the ir charm.
Hut linn- an- forces to stem this gloomy
tide. Ch irltable, teiniK-raiu e and religious
orgini. itlons, by their rimeill.il and pre
ventive' tin thesis, are .-ft against il They
am puttini; to walk forces that opt rate
within tin home. The) h.ive ele inousirate d
tho fact that It counts but little to lefoim
the Indlvlduil, unless the reformlni,- powu
i caches tin individual's home. And tin)
have ?cnt out tlnii vldtlng sisters and 1I1.1
cones'is and established tlielr hospitals ami
free kindergartens. If, by all means, they
111 iv purify the very fountain of private
and public life.
After all, tho triiu home Is at once Its
own safeguard and thit of the republic.
In such a home ate (joeni books, healthful
amusements, good as-odations, rcliueiiunt,
iiiltuie, I'lluiatloii, patrlolHiu, ilillaiithto
l) and religion. In mkIi a huuii is p 1
lental aiithotlt), and such authoilty as ie
gus respect ullliln the glowing ehild and
the fuiuie iltUeii 111 such a home ate
manifest the strength and loiupission of
tho father, and tho vlitiie, wisdom and
love of the mother. In most cases her In
fluence must be limited 1 lih II) to tho"c
about her own llresldc, for it oftiii happens
that inlluener loncentrated within a 11.11 run
ilrele iu the end leiclun failhest, while
scattered lnllueiiee Is often vltlilcd.
A Christian inothii. who hail been .e
leader iu charitable work, sild "I see.
when 11 is too late, that 1 elid not devote
enough of 111) time to till chllduii. The)
are now lit", 0 ml ins it-jLli." And sons, who
should Uixa risen up to call her blessed,
went out Into the world to neuiialUe her
good work A certain other woman Uino
was, tne uiuiner 01 suns .tmt ii.uiiiuis,
a woman of broad sviuiiallucs. who u.ml.l
willingly have given the strength of
her wuinau'a heal I iiIoiik iihilaiithroiue
lines, hut latin children plajiug about the
hearthstone ilemaiiiled her eiuiglts and
she was content to ceniet her toree there.
The father, though a bus) nun, was npiul
Iv devoted to their Welfare, and. be. , .
ample and encouragement, upheld ln-r In
meir iiianahimeui iiooei hooks ami pa
pers kept thu taiml) iu touch with uiit
clile nctiviilis. She looked well to their
morals .cud their associates, and inteiested
heiself iu all their little mtaiis. she n,is
their coiilldanii'. And so 11 tame to pass
that her sons grew tu iiiauhoud. Imliistri-
it e....i. puiu iiluIiiI .,liu . I.i... . .
u( mon." said a man who knew the family,
"that 1 ever mil" Ami her daughters
grew to womannooa wttn a ueep aiiuui.i
tion for their muther't life, and a holy
ambition to be like her. And to-da), while
they hallow- hir memor), torn stalwart
sous und ns mail) daughters continue her
Whatever else! the mother cannot be or '
do, it is her uudlsputcd ribht to excel as 1
nomemaKer. on. uioiner, who ever inoit
uit, know that thou dost alread) sit upon
tint very highest throne that earth can
give; thou dost alread) hold the siepter
that Is moving the world toward the ful
fillment of Cod's high purposes, thou art
crowned with that honor for which muuy
a Hebrew mother wept. If thou shall de.
scend from thy throne, and east away th
scepter and thy crown, lemeuiber that 110
other can wear thy crown or wield thy
scepter or sit upon thy throne Iu us ro)al
a manner as inou. inyseii. -ino-i cause
not give thy glory unto another. So, while
man s ears may catch the applause of the
world In Its onward stride, thou,
mother, shall win the more enduring re
nown that comes through noble sons and
virtuous daughters, because thou hast been
at the fountaiuhcad of all intlucnce; be
cause thou hast Kept 1110 neaimstona
bright, and hast never let the tiro go out
upon the alUl,
Multlnlv such homes until thev became
the tule und not the exception; let these
ill tin ltn! ml tho Kates of wickedness
hall not 1 r it I n, 111 si tin' i public.
M1W I- I! l'HICi:.
tele. II I our! Il eiT .lule.
J'lnnui! In In 1 window woodbine sweet,
Muslni; In 1 I1I11 on one sou palm,
She matlcs tin pas-lnK or tin aim
Thai cistw hllc iiileeiltlu peac c nil stiect
Willi quiet volte and leWuied teet.
Helow her In n sivage tluong
Itun liojs ot cvei) lank In life,
nng.igeel. she thinks, in mimic strife,
Tot f rlgliteui d ei hoe s loud pioloug
The cruik of pistols, quick and strong.
She murmurs. "See the martial tlusli,
The ft tie lining arm tint never swerves,
Thu tension of Ihe- warrior neives,
Tho rial that evei) foe will 1 rush,
Thu eaget aim, the ardent lush!
"O, cynics. In these (-lowing veins
I lows liluoei of inch who fought and died.
On these, vciiim; blows sit t ourtice nrldo
Itequeatlieil by men whose iae disdains
I by 1
To lice Iror
atli or battle stains!"
So thought the miiiil then went below
To where cap-pistols bange-el nnd blazed,
lntieniilly almut she giue d
To Ilnd a la I of "martial glow"
On whom her qiHxtlon to bestow.
"Oh, whv," sho beamed on all the boys,
"Why Is yom pls-tol so much fun'"
She gasped and caught heiself, us ouo
exploited two "Inspiring" mvs,
With "Yep, )Oti bet' Sin makes a noise"'
A WOMAN'S tills I llllltOI.M:.
A 'leT.11 AualysU nf tbn (hiruitcr ci
Tho lieiolnes of Union are too commonly
those who hive had slice ess tin ust upon
them Hut some iiiiIIioih iiallrc that the
mil- measiiie ot In rolsiu Is not vvli.it Is ie.
1 lived thiiiugh good I'm time, but what
his been obtained by struggle Their lie lo
llies make iciiieiinsts by tilth own eveillnu,
either In the external world of ilnum
stauie ur In the Iniciiiiil wuil.l ut thought
and ih.n.irtcr Tin snuggle in Hie wuild
01 thoiiitlit .Hid ch.iniLtei bis tin gicatist
interest, Inclllsc it s Inevitable to eveiy
ntie who uttains "tin full statute of man "
It Ik because itoniol 1 b.is vciesiled victori
ously Willi the glial ami dlllle ult question,
"What Is Duly " thai slice ele selves .1 high
place, If nut the highest, among heroines of
model n iieatlou.
Them aru time stages In Itoniol, i's ele
Velopiiient, and tln-y luve a wider slgnlli
euniei because tin) uie not unique. Tin
supreme tact in legnnl to Itoniol i's youth
Is, that love is the I ivv of hei lite'. She
iciogiiics no duties not cmiteel by love
She bears patleiitl) the loudens iuipiisc'el
by her l.ithtl. but mil) lies ause of In 1 af
fection lor him Tim same molive xuides
her doting the eaii) pan ot hei mauled
With the ellseoveiy uf Tito's base 111 ss,
her love is destin)eil, and sin- Is lift with
out pm pose. She has no hope of happi
ness Uvcu her s)iupith) with those who
seek pleasine is lost, be'iause il s. 1 ins til it
tin) mini all be base like Tito She shrinks
ti 0111 coin let witli stub baseness and tlces
fiom Kloiince, but with n gie.it need in
her hi ait fl some llcw clue til lite Nl
Vonarola c nines with Ills niessnm', and she
eiiteiH upon a new pel toil of hei existence,
.1 period diiiiilnalid b) his inline lie c It is
the path to tin tun that he eommands her
to Head, Inn she cannot muse bteaiiri In 1
soul recoils ticiin wli.it is ignoble. In bit ng
wolds he shows In r the shame ut breaking
Im mairiage vow, the selllsliiuss of di
seiting lur pust Iu l'loreme. He awakens
tier to the lonsclousiiess tint she' lias a
dul) as a rirtieiitlne citizen, ami gives lur
a new aim in the piospecl of fiillllliug this
obligation she lias taken 11 gnat step in
advance, for she has passed Horn the riign
uf love to tin nlgii ot dm) . but lime Is a
more ellllleult one bcfoie her
Tlicnuh she has u.-cepteil the pull of
scll-sacilllcc, her sticugth in puisiilug it
tomes fiuin lur tinst iu Sivoiniola. her
lonvlctloii that he. b) following til it path,
has redtieeel the dlscorelaut Impulses of his
natuio tu couipleto haiuiony and altuliied
spiritual stteiigth. Itoinolu, like all who
nttempt to live nolil). leels the need 01
having before her an exemplar In the llesh
to coiitlrm her belief In the possibility of
iiiisclllsh aims Her soul dimands from
Savonuiola alisolute lldilitv tu tho truth
When she llinis him Impctfect she iujis.ts
his tceililngs, but only foi u time Hi lias
pre lulled her for the last great step In her
development. . , . , , , ou
Shu wins spiritual Independence. She
no longer relies upon iho man. but unon
tho truth he taught. Once she bclliveel iu
human nobility 1 uuse of the hum 111 pei
fectlou she seemed to sco. now she believes
in it elesplte the Impirfcetloii of the lust.
It has been hani that the life of nil of
Oeorge Kllot's heioines Is a fulluro because
they strive for some great end which they
da not attain. Hut Ilamola la a better and
more admirable woman than If she had
accomplished heroilglnal purpose. In pl.u
of Ignorance of soriow, she has the power
to comfoit snriovv. She will leMlle' (Icoigo
Illlofs own Ideal of ihe Inst In lite "to bn
the cup of stieiiKtli In se.uie meat agonv."
A IIIIMAM'll 111- 'lll-II.VV.
line l.ettir W bie M Was liletiitcil tu 11 Type,
I'rom the Chicago Hei ord
".Miss Mans.ii'l," said the head of h
business house tei his pretty stenogratiher,
"have you written those letters to eielln
quent debtors telling 'em to pay or get
"Yes, sir." suit Miss Mansard.
"And that long letter to the K.wf.is. City
"Yes. sir "
"Well." said the lionet of the lit in, "I
have another letter heie I'd llko to get olf
this afternoon, If you please"
The sie norupher nppro.11 heel and sit
down by the Utile woeiden loaf which ho
drew out from b desk for her.
"The address," said the he.ul of tho
(louse, eommencluf. to dlctato r.ipldly, "Is
.lames ilioleil.lt, T..-nt Palls Station, Vt
Dear Old l'rleud uiir letter Is lecelved,
and I iiBsiire you that It give-s me ple'.isure
tu hear of your welfan. I luipe yom fam
ily will continue in the best of spirits, ami
I shall ceitalnly look forward with satis
faction to )our proposed visit here 1'ari
graph In lekard to noiii Inquiry as to
why I don't t,ei mairled, would say that I
have been too busy, but meiin to tako steps
to remedy the miittei 11 once 1 am this
afternoon about to make a proposition of
tin kind vein suggest to Miss Mary .Man
sard, .1 charming young worn in, who Is
employ el in my oilb o and who Is In every
way lltteel to adorn 11 homo with woininly
gnncb Miss Mansard heretofore has been
lather distant In hei conduct, but this may
be due wholly tu a natural reserve. Pan
giaph My ste nographer has instructions to
append to this letter the- fact that .Miss
Maiisiud's answer Is "
Tin) head of the llrm In'errupted hlni'olf
and turmd to open a fusli hatch of tnul
111 ss letters.
"You may ilnish thit letter yourself," h
said. ".iltlimin-li I trust you understand
that the llrnt duty of an employe Is to
obey ther evilitu wish, s of the 1 mployer,
Win titer poke 11 or implied."
And Mfss Mniisurel obediently withdrew
to her typew liter.
'tin; Mouniit liiidsi:.
lion Sim (lot Her l.oellng. Dawn Frora
their llls-li .Neat.
Prom Forc-t in 1 Strt 1111
I had to mil.e a trip trom our clilm on
tin. Columbia to Spokane. Pills. It vva
much ni'.ii.i te go thiough the mountains
011 a esiyuse than around by Divenport oil
tin- stage I static 1 quite 1 irly one morn,
lug and was (Mug along up the Spokano
river when as c nine over a simll rocky
point, I notice I .1 veiy lirge bird soar down
Irim a lite and .arry sometlilng In its
mouth At llrst I thought it was an eagle,
but as soon as I cllmte a little higher t
1 ouid see it was an old gray goose, and thit
It had deiiiislted its hurdeu In the watet,
wlui. 1 could see several small ones swim
I btupped. got off from my cavuse and
watched tin- pe norm nice. I had waited
but a fiew moments when one of the geese
lose out of the water Hid Hew straight to a
eoltonwuol tree, alluhted on a limb near a
big nest, tlnii took v few steps toward the
ut.t. ami te lehlng ovei Into the nest took
a young gosling nut and fitted down to
Im eomp miens Winn she let the young
ster touch the water It cut all kinds of
She again returned to the nest and got
another, which was the list.
Alter watching them for a while I
mounted my cay use and rode on. When I
eatiie Into plilu view of the family the old
ones llutteted away and the youngsters dlt
appeared Tlieie were- seven little onus, as
near as 1 could count 1 have watched the
wood duck cany her young from a true?,
but this was the only time I ever saw a
goose make the transfer.
As over the lace of natute,
Tlie hand of l,od is been.
In the soft while tola's of winter,
In tho bummcr'u mantling giecn.
Hiding In fairest udnrnment.
What might be tcpulslve and bare.
And giving tu ualuie's stern teaiuies;
A beauty, (.xeueiliiirfly fair
As over thy life's deformity.
Tho bcuuty of Christ's Is shed.
So over tho faults of another;
lie the Mamie of Charity spiead.