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FAREWELL TO PARIS.
Henry Watterson's Fond Adieu To
Paris Town-He Goes Away
A truce to moralizing. I must leave
Faris a little rarier than I intended
on account of some London engage
ments made in a moment of pique,
and I am ho'lnd to say, if I am to
speak the truth, as I generally try to
do, that I shall go away regretfully.
''hus, sometimes to our disadvantage,
we quarrel with those we love. I must
give up Champoux's and Boeuf a la
Mode. and the little old h,le-in-the
wall in the Rue Duphot, as the early
fruitage is becoming abundant. I
must quit :he Champs Elysees and the
Place de la Concorde whilst they
bloom like a garden of the gods in
nonor t the gciant Kinglet of Spain.
The sights were scarcely finer when
the grande arnee came back from
italy. And as we whirl along the bril
lian:ly lighted streets on our way to
the Gare du Nord. the music of the
regimental bands tilling the summer
air. I may .tand uncov. -ed in my car
riage and I may say. -ot without a
certain fal:e; in my heart, looking the
while through the splendors of the
night into the vista of ts''gs past and
gone, I may say: "Old''irl, I have
known you as a man and boy consid
erably more years than I care to write
down in black and white and print in
a newspaper. I have known you in
rain and shine, in laughter and tears,
n sorrow and shame. I have known
you when you were no better than
you should have been, and when,
bowed down with misfortune and
grief, you were a very heroine in rags.
I hav e seen you wreathed with
All wicked wiles and wanton smiles,
Hebe and Circe, combined, and I have
seen you disheveled. wild-eyed, and
begrimed, Eike the barefoot maiden in
the ballard. Between you and me,
Old Girl, it is t-o late for crimination
and recriminaton. You- have at last
left me the weapos, n,-w mainly for
defense, given me by God and nature
and my original vehicles of locomo
tion, and enough to get away with.
and, truth to say. I am ioath to go.
It is too bad. I wisi: I could renain
forever young and charming-you ar,
getting along in years yourself. you
know-I wish!-Never mind Big Sis,
or Li:tle Sis. They are at the dress
maker's, anyhow! They, at least, have
never had any reason to shed any
tears. and <-ne of them, in case of at
tack, I might, on a pinch, call to the
witness stand, thoug'h if she be satis
fied, who else and, as Chimmey Fad
den observed, 'What t'l?' Good-by,
Old Girl! I won't say take care of
yourself-the stars that hung over thy
cradle still shine for thee!--if they
had not thou had'st reac'hed the bot
t.m of the bottomless pit long, long
John Ha-'s Poetry.
The late Secretary Hay was a man
of marked literary accomplishments.
In addition to considerable prose
work-among others a novel. "The
Bread winners." which appeared in
1893 and made omewwhat of a sensa
tion-he vr *"te poet - i decided
Snis. P B't h ch hei best
known wa~ gwarsutin
out: the flippancy wh e g uished
them: hut they w&re. nceerthless, as
has been said. popular. and many who
have seen them and then lost sight of
them will no doubt be glad to see
them again. As Mr. Hay a:taine dage
and distinction he grew ies and less
'proudr of t>:ev. anzd :issaid that lat,
Werig he had becomf'e esi: ashame~d
of them. For th i,ene.: of 'cch per
sons as may ben nteresed i them thley
"JIM itL U DSO
WVal!. nn'.: .'"o tel1 t. nha h
That yo haven't heard folks tell
How Jimmy Bludso pa=sed in his
The night of the Prairie Belle?
He weren't no saint-them engineers
Is all pretty much alike
One wife in Natchez-under-the-Hill.
And another one 'here, in Pike;
A keerless man in his talk was Jim.
And an awkward hand in a row,
But he never flunked. and he never
I reckon he never knowed how.
And this was all the religion he had
To treat his engine well;
Never be passed on the river;
To mind the pilot's bell;
And if ever the Prairie Belle took
A thousand times he swore.
He'd hold her nozzle again ihe bank
Till the last soul got ashore.
All boats has their day on the Missis
And her day come at last
The .Movastar was a better bcat.
But the Belle she wouldn't he pass
And so The come tearin' along that
The oldest craft on the line
With a nigger squat on her safety
And her furnace crammed, rosin
The fire hurst out as she clared the
And burnt a hole in the night,
And quick as a flasih she turned, and
For that willer-bank on the right.
There was runnin', and cursin'. but
Jim yelled out
Over all the infernal roar.
"I'll hold her nozzle again the bank
'Till the last galoot's ashore."
Through the hot black breath of the c
burnin' boat t
Jim Bludso's voice was heard.
And ther all had trust in his cussed
And knowed he would keep his
And, sure's you're born, they all got
Afore the smoke-stacks fell
And Bludso's ghost went up a,one
Tn the smoke of the Prairie Belie.
He weren't no saint: but a: jedgment
I'd run my chance with Jim.
'Longside some pious gentlemen r
That wouldn't shook hands with
He seen his duty-a dead sure thing
And went for it t'har and then:
And Christ ain't a-going to be too
On a man that died for men.
Of the same order of literature with
the foregoing is the other poem re-I
I don't go mtuch on religion,
I never ain't had no s.how;
But I've got a middlin' tight grip, sir, 2
On the handful o' things I know.
I don't pan out on the prophets.
And free-will, and that sort of thing
But I believe in God and the angels,
Ever since one night last sprin~g.
I come@to town wit:h some turnips.
And my little Gabe come along
No four-yea.r-old in the county'
C''uld heat him for pretty and
Peatrt and chiipper and 5assy.
The .-lE' aredu at 5someItin andl ; s tart
I heard one litle qull,L
And hell-to-split over the prairie A
Went team. Little Breeches and all. -
Hell-to-split ov\er the prairie:
I was ahnest froze with 4eer:
Thu. ic rous:ed up s.ome W6rchee
Andi~ -earchedi for 'er ini and I .
\t las we ekik hosses ane* .nage.n
Sn'on,'" under a soft whl'te mound.
1imotd ead beat-hnb of lttl Gabe
N- hide nor hai ~aa found
li ti. h -orhe wa1 lyd e t
-And e an Isru Par
men afffo sme Parroa hep
That he said was somewhar thar.
We found it at last, and a little shed
Where they shut up the lambs at
We 1-,ked in and seen them huddled
So warm and sleepy and white;
And thar sot Little Breec'hes and
As peart as ever you see,
I want a chaw of terbacker.
And that's what's the matter of me."
How did he git thar? Angels.
He could never have walked in that
They jest scooped down and toted
To whar i: was safe and warm.
\nd I think that saving a little child,
And futching him to his own,
a derned sight better business
Than loafing around,the Throne.
It makes a woman knit her brows
vhen her husband tells the children
We will give a barbecue in the
rove at the rseidence of Mr. Jno. A.
romer on Wednesday, July 19.
;peaker's on the issues of the day will
e on hand. A good dinner and a
leasant time. Everybody invited.
D. A. Kleckley,
T. H. Cromer.
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