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TILE COLUMBIA HERALD: FHIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 18!7.
FRANKLIN GILLETTE SMITH,
IV. L DOUGLAS
The summer rose the un has flushed
With crimson glory, mav be sweet
'Tis sweeter when its leaves are crushed
Beneath the winds and tempests feet.
The rose, that waves upon it's tree,
In life, sends perfume all around
More sweet the perfume floats to me
Of rosea trampled on the ground.
The waving rose, with every breath
Scents carelessly the Hummer air
The wounded rose bleeds forth In death,
A sweetness far more rich and rare.
It is a t'uth beyond our ken
And yet a truth that all may read
It is with roses as with men,
The sweetest hearts are those that
The flower which Bethlehem saw bloom
Out of a heart all full of grace,
(iave never forth its full perfume
Until the cross became its vase.
Love and the Flower.
You have heard it said and I be
lieve there is more than fancy in
that paying, but let it pass for a
fanciful one that flowers only
flourish rightly in the gardens of
80111$. one who loves them. I know
yriu.iyould lika that to be true. You
vvmil'd think it a pleasant magic if
yjWcould flush your flowers into
hr.rJiter bloom by a kind look upon
jSfyri.; nav, more, if your look had
fufc power, not only to cheer, but to
(pialrd if you could hid the black
"tilight turn away and the knotted
caterpillar spare if you could bid
the dew fall upon them in the
drought, and say to the south wind
in frost, "Come, thou south wind,
and breathe upon my gurden, that
the spices of it may flow out." This
you would think a great thing. And
do you not think it a greater thing
than all this (and how much more
than all this) you can do for fairer
flowers than these flowers that
could bless you for having blessed
them, and will love you for having
loved them flowers that have
thoughts like yours and lives like
yours, and which, once saved, you
save forever? John Ruskin.
They come to every life sad sunless
With not a light all o'er their clouded
And through the dark we grope along
With hearts fear-rilled, and lips low-
What is the dark? Why cometh It? and
Why does it banish all the bright
How does it weave a spell o'er soul and
Why falls the shadow whcr'ev gleams
Hast felt, it? I have felt it and I know
How oft and suddenly the shadows
From out the depths of some dim realm
To wrap their darkness round the hu
Those days are darker than the very
For nights have stars, and sleep, and
happy dreams ;
But these days bring unto the spirit
The mysteries of gloom, until it seems
The light is gone forever, and the dark
Hangs like a pall of death above the
Which rocks amid the gloom like
And sinks beneath a sea where tem
ed mull. Cream lace and white
lace in alternate bands makes a
charming sash, and mull ones have
insets of lace in a trailing floral de
sign and a Anal edge all about of
rucked mull. Extravagant trifles,
these, which no bud will neglect to
include in her outfit.
As for other accessories, she will
have a long chain of jewels for her
fan, slung about tier throat or knot
ted about the waist; a small round
brooch of jewels with which to
cntch up the lovelock at the nape,
and hairpins and combs of tortoise
shell inset with gold and pearls.
Various ornaments for the ht.fr will
be built of crepe or chitlon with one
upstanding or several nestling
roses, or of plumes and tails that
will give a sweeping, rather than a
tall, effect. Wings of white birds
will be worn with a brooch to
fasten them to the coils, or a dainty
and elegant tiara of tortoise-shell
mounted with pearls and coral
beads in filigree effect, just back of
Born December U, 1707, and Died in Peace, August
A Memorial Sketch of the Founder of the Colombia Athenaeum,
by one of His Sons, Dr. 'Win. A. Smith.
The Season's Trimming.
Braiding and applique has never
before been carried to such an ex
tent, nor done with such perfection.
Not only are all handsome jackets
and capes lavishly adorned In this
way, but rarely does one see a cloth
gown without its share of such trim
ming. Bilk and wool braids are
equally popular, some almost half
an inch wide, with narrow, puckered
black ribbon to interlace the design.
Many clever women, skillful with
their pencils, have drawn very
beautiful patterns by which the
braiding has been applied on their
If you cannot have real hand work
on your gowns do not cheapen them
by putting on sprawling braid de
signs. It is better to put the cost of
this in the cloth and let the gown be
plain, and the handsome material
will create a much bettor effect than
a poorer fabric lavishly, but com
monly braided. The bow design
has fairly been done to death.
Braiding and all applique work is
clumsy if not skillfully handled.
Straight rows of braid about the
bottom of a skirt are not specially
decorative. In fact I consider such
trimming positively ugly. If your
gown is to be an inexpensive one
let the skirt go perfectly plain and
put the extra cost of the braid for
the skirt into the proper decoration
of your bodice.
Skirts fit close about the hips and
have long a?o ceased to flare at the
bottom. There is an inner lining of
hair-cloth about the foot, but it is
only a few inches deep and not the
stitr variety that was used last year
to face skirts up to the knee, if no
higher. The fashion in skirts is
sensible and artistic. Length and
slimness are fashionable, and as a
result trimmings are arranged to
produce this effect. As a rule in
inexpensive gowns the best effect is
obtained by having skirt and Jacket
plain and the vest as decorative as
Fur bands are exceedingly fash
ionable, but rather too expensive for
the majority of women to indulge
in to any great exteut, and, oh I do
not, whatever else you do, put
dowdy, cheap fur on your best cloth
The Rod's Siti.hr..
Very long lace sashes are in scarf
effects, or are composed of alternate
strips of real lace and puffed mull,
or of lace and embroidered or paint-
I'opulnrlty of Gray.
The popularity . of - irray is most
noticeable in every public gathering
of well-dressed women, says, Vogue.
It is usually relieved by some other
color, which is fortunate, as graj is
rather trying to most complexions.
Very frequently, however, the com
bination is that of white and gray,
which is not to be commended, ex
cept to those who know not age nor
sallowness. She who would be dis
tinctive will also be shy of using
pink, as that is the first color that
suggests itself to most women as an
enliveuer of gray.
The Velvet Blous.
The velvet blouse and cloth skirt
is essentially chic, especially when
completed by a cape en suit. Many
of the new Parisian capes, both in
cloth and velvet, consist entirely of
frills, bordered by the narrowest
fur, or by tiuy ruchings of shot Silk,
and these are most elegant in vel
vet, and are copied in cloth, (lie
frills edged with braid. Capes with
fur yokes or yoke9 of guipure, out
lined with fur, and finished with
frills of velvet, edged narrower fur,
are new and effective, .and quite
distinct from the plain round cape.
The Flannel Blouse.
Flannel is now produced in such
charming colorings and designs,
that the blouse is still popular for
morning wear, and also still beloved
of cyclists. Paisley effects arefash-
ionable. and the silk handkerchief
blouse finds plenty of admirers, and
handkerchiefs are used in tea
jackets; also, for vests, and as a con
trasting trimming in woolen gowns.
Blouses in contrasting color or
material are still worn, but all smart
blouses are worn with skirts of the
same color, even if of different
The Trimmed Skirt.
Trimmed skirts gain ground very
slowly, and the band at the edge
seems less in favor than the trim
ming high up near the hips; but this
fashion is fatal to the full figure,
and calls attention to width and size
For the moment, black gowns and
mantles will be worn, with some
slight relief in violets, grey or
white feathers and gray gloves. A
gray costume, with pelerine of
caracul fur, and large black velvet
hat, relieved with one gray feather,
gray gloves, and a caracul muff, was
effectively worn at Church Parade
as complimentary mourning; and a
black gown, black velvet Russian
coat, with ostrich boa in black and
white, and black toque covered by
a mass of violets, and gray gloves, is
another example of this kind.
New Way to Make Coffee.
What is termed good coffee by
some people may be made from
most any of the different kinds
which are kept for sale. Personally
I prefer really genuine Mocha and
Java. Your grocer will mix it prop
erly, unless you have a special pre
ference as to the amount of either
Mocha or Java. I do not like the
kind which is called the blend as
well. My second choice is the best
(Jolden liio; third choice, most any
of the package coffee.
Get the tinsmith to make you a
cup out ot perforated tin, about the
size of a coffee cup, with a securely
fitting cover, on to which is soldered
a loop or ring, by which it may be
removed from the pot before the
coffee is served. Into this cup put
a small tublespoonful of ground cof
fee for each person, close the cup
and put it into the coffeepot, and
pour on to it a cupful of cold water
to each spoonful of coffee and let it
stand all night. In the morning
place it on the stove and let it come
to a boil, then set it on the back part
of the stove, where it will keep hot
until the rest of the breakfast is pre
pared. What to Eat.
Monday night December 27 at 7:30
Saint John the Evangelist's day
Columbia lodge, Number 31, will
have a public installation of officers
in the Columbia Masonic hall, and
Mr. Marcus B. Toney, ot Nashville,
will give his famous lecture about
prison life during the Confederate
war, illustrated by stereopticon pic
tures and appropriate music. No
admission fee will be charged, and
the public are respectfully invited
to grace the occasion with their
presence; ladies, gentlemen and
Don't Neglect Your Liver.
Liter troubles quckly result in serions
complications, and the man who neglects his
liver has little regard for health. A bottle
of Browns' Iron Hitters taken now and then
ill keep the liver in perfect order. If the
disease has developed. Browns' Iron Bitters
will eure it permanently. Strength and
vitality will always follow its use.
Browns' Iron Bitten is sold by all dealers.
O CELEBRATE the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of a man who
devoted his life to the cause of education, the following sketches are cher
ished memories for people of this day, to bring them to the consideration of
the good and just of former times.
Graduates and pupils of the Columbia Athenaeum, together with teachers
and friends of education who cherish an interest in the history of the in
stitution can not fail to find both entertainment and instruction in the life, letters
and services of Rev. Franklin Gillette Smith, A. M., who founded the Athenaeum.
To the man of science these facts appeal strongly as a record of the work of one
of the greatest scientists of America, whose fame is very closely linked with Vir
ginia, Tennessee and the South ; while to the lover of literature they afford a
happy insight into the character and career of one of the most eminent scholars,
teachers and thinkers ever connected with the Athenaeum, in the charm of their
many and varied writings.
The life that we are reviewing covered a wide and unusually interesting range
of experience from the time of his boyhood and earlier struggles in school, through
his career as student, professor, principal and founder, where he laid the founda
tion of that great distinction which he subsequently achieved ; his wonderful
work in the face of difficulties and public indifference, as the head of the first
school for girls in the world ; his services as Professor of Natural Philosophy and
Principal of the Corps of Teachers of the Columbia Athenaeum, down to the end
of his fifty-four honored years as teacher in several different schools in Georgia,
Virginia and Tennessee, of which he had been the founder.
Franklin Gillette Smith was born December 14th, 1797, in Benson, Vermont.
The one hundreth anniversary of which event was celebrated with appropriate ex
ercises in the Columbia Athena?um, December 14th, 1897. He was the fourth of
six brothers, all distinguished in the annals of American science, and sprung from
that sturdy race that has given to America so many of its most splendid and his
toric names. His father, Judge Chauncey Smith, at the age of seventy-two, died
in Le Roy, New York, December 11th, 183G. His grandfather, Asahel Smith,
married Miss Agnes Gillette, a French lady, who lived to the advanced age of
eighty years, though her husband died at fifty. A family tradition says that the
subject of this sketch was studious from his earliest years, insomuch that his nurse
accompanied him to school. His diplomas as Master of Arts in Middlebury Col
lege and graduate of Princeton are still preserved. In early manhood he opened a
school for boys in Milledgeville, the former capital of Georgia.
From the "Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg, Virginia," written by
the Oldest Inhabitant, and published in Richmond, 1858, 1 quote :
"While to render morality and religion attractive, we must introduce them in
a fiction, how prone are we to pass by the holy, exemplary lives of those among
us, many of whom have passed away, leaving monuments tenderly engraved on
warm and loving hearts ! Over their graves the mouldering hand of time has par
tially spread the moss of forgetfulness." No index accompanies this book of three
hundred and sixty-three pages, and it is with difficulty that I make the following
quotations, running the risk of omitting other important ones :
"Franklin Gillette Smith is a native of New England and a son of Judge
Chauncey Smith of Vermont. In very early life he emigrated to Virginia, estab
lishing himself in the county of Prince ;Edward, where he, for a time, pursuedthe
business of school teaching. Completely naturalized in his adopted state, he
secured the esteem of all, particularly that of the Presbyterian Church, with whose
members he was at that time so intimately associated. He was afterward ordained
by Bishop Moore, Presbyter, in the Episcopal Church. A finished scholar and litera
ry gentleman, the wonderful success of his teaching has already been mentioned.
His manner of reading the morning service was peculiarly beautiful and touching.
His sermons were perfect in style and finish, eloquent thoughts being often in a
few words condensed, Mr. Smith being remarkable for simplicity and conciseness.
Passages from many of his sermons are remembered, and with peculiar feelings
one of his most striking, from the text, 'The night is far spent and thejlaySis at
hand. This sermon was preached several times, and is still rememberedby the
old inhabitants of Lynchburg A school was always kept in the old
Masonic hall of Lynchburg. In the year 1822, one was' established there by the
Rev. F. G. Smith. .... About the year 1822, or 1823, the Rev. F. G.
Smith establishsd himself in Lynchburg, making his home in the house of Thom
as Wyatt where, during the lifetime of that excellent man, he'remained. Mr.
Smith established in the town, a school of first-class for boys, teaching during the
week in the Masonic hall, and preaching in his school-room every Sabbath. Not
withstanding the opposition at this time to Episcopacy, Mr. Smith continued to
preach under discouraging circumstances, and, for some years, without even the
smallest salary. He was a man of great worth and purity ofcharacter, exercising
at all times that 'charity which beareth all things and is not easily fprovoked.'
His uniform mildness and gentleness effected in Lynchburg more thancouldj.be
imagined; the church members increased, and the prayer-book became common
throughout that little band of worshippers in the old Masonic hall, He caused
great improvements to be made in church music, and the chants were, under his
instruction, beautifully sung, with all the different parts. It was at length de
termined to build a church. MrB. Sarah Cabell presenting them with I the
ground, the corner-stone was laid in 1825, the work progressing rapidly, the pas
tor aiding by liberal donations. The first Episcopal Convention in upper t Vir
ginia was held in this new church during th month of May. A great concourse
of people assembled at this time in Lynchburg, while the august body of lay dele
gates made a strong impression on the good jeople of tbH town. It had been
arranged that the funeral sermon of Mrs. Sarah Cabell should be preached by the
Rev. F. G. Smith, the last Sunday evening of the Convention. Thlt lady had
been greatly attached to her pastor, and it was fitting that he who so well ap
preciated her shining traits of lofty character, should officiate on that occasion.
A terrific thunder storm coming on during the sermon, many of the congregation
audibly expressed their fears, and a scene most touching occurred."
"The establishment of Mr. F. G. Smith's school was a new epoch in Lynchburg,
he being one of the first who wisely governed by rewards instead of punishment.
Acquiring an influence over the minds and hearts of his pupils, he gently led
them on, encouraging the weak and restraining the most ambitious, he insensibly
diffustMl among them a love of literature, causing them to be d;sirous of mental
culture, and inculcating the doctrine, that a school routine is not the finish, but
the mere commencement of an education, to be carried on in after life. In the
year 1829, he established a girls' school in Lynchburg, on a high basis. The hap
piest results attended his system, and, a few years later, May 29th, 1830, marrying
Sarah, the second daughter of Henry Davis, Esquire, the plan of the school twas
much enlarged; the one formed by Mr. and Mrs. Smith was the best school ever
known in Lynchburg. The best teachers were provided, and while in f ulljopera
tion, Mr. Smith being urgently solicited to take charge of a literary institution in
Columbia, Tennessee, he left Lynchburg, to the regret of his friends and
parishioners. A series of resolutions of a most affectionate and respectful nature,
was drawn up by his congregation, and, in the fall of 1837, he left Lynchburg for
Columbia, with his family in carriages and school apparatus and furniture in
In those days, to us so primitive, there were no railroads. The journey "from
Lynchburg to Columbia had to be made either in private conveyance or by stage
coach. No wonder, therefore, that the father exercised his anxious care over the
travellers. A trip around the world is scarcely so serious an affair nowadays.
How little do we know, in these days of rapid transit and comfort in travelling, of
the forethought and management necessary to a successful journey sixty years
ago! and yet there was a charm about it that we do not know now. How the
memories awake, as of a far-off dream, those drives along shaded country roads,
lunches beside cool streams or springs, remembered as hospitable halting places
from year to year, looked for by young and old, and, when reached, welcomed,
like the face of an old friend. The stretching of cramped limbs, by the run ahead,
while the horses were being watered, dashes into the thickets for wild flowers,
which wore richer hues than those we now gather, and when the last rays of the
setting sun turned the blue of the mountains into a royal robe of purple, the gath
ering of the now weary travellers at a way -side lodging-house, where, though unex
pected, a hearty welcome and a " beat-biscuit," with fried chicken, were certain
luxuries. The ery name of the housekeeper to this day warms my heart and stirs
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