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M'K i - THE SON, SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 1892. t "
K ' HE MUSES LX THE 1I0USE'
Htf B& Bo,r iznsr rtavtiR rv tb speeches
sHi K&S ' of lite 3tc.vnt.iis.
IH Mr.''' " Keelled-Tlews r "n 0b, ""
H Vnfc TeBSj Jndge-.McMlllln nnit Ilnlne Pilch
aennfl1' nB roe"' nt T"m rit-"I.n On, Hoe-
sennit' VwL dnfl " nnil " The I-int Koe nf Hummer"
annH' St Applied lo IVee itool-Mndily Jtlce nnd
' '$ "" c'" H'ouxht to the Front.
r !, Wasiiinotos. April 10.-"Hang a man who
BB' will quoto pootry In his speeches."
VH' H ' Such wero llio words uttered 1)7 nn old nnd
BHf' H.i expeiletieed representative trom Ohio In tlio
IsnV' m$ llepubllciw cloak room thoolhorduv. It as
BH f & taluiday.nndoulogles woro being pronomicod
BBjT t fi In honor of a dead member or tho Houso.
HBw f j Nearly every 0110 of thorn was adorned with
KHf flowotsof poosy. Tho Buckeye llopresentntlvo
BBf1 '4- held that poetical extracts wo.ikonod Instead
KK 3 ot sticngthoucd tho speeches. To hhn thoy
wM were extremely distasteful. Ho hiul notlcod
B-jHL '$ that thovwero usually culled from dictionaries
Sf ' i g, ot poetical quotations, nnd In many ensos
nH - without tcgnrd to tho context. Thero was
BS - generally nbout tho same round of extracts
Bfj used In every Cougress. They woro llko jokes
TOM In furmors' nlmanacs-thov had been going tho
' & rounds for many n ear.
I ffi-:J ' ThuHitlijcot wasniterwnrd bronchod In tho
M h, Democintlc clonk room. A Texas Judge, who
I HI j t had jtut delivered a eulogy, was told ot tho
It 111 f! remark of tho Ohio momber. ho had himself
) IBI ' t used a pootleal quotation In his bpeoch. It
P Was fiom Abou Hen Adhem.
j ' "I disagree with my friend from Ohio." ho
K. I ropllod. "I tlilnk that n enrefully choson
HaW " voetlcnl Rem, used in n oulocy. is tho most
JfSV l tlollc.ttu tribute that you can pay to your do-
mtK. ' tl'- parted friend. It Is like decorating a gravo
m Sj.' H Witti tho choicest roses. In some casos it
I M j touches tho honitnsnoorlglnal tribute enndo.
I l 1 don't think I have over pronounced a oulogy
Wi , without gracing It with tueh ilowers. I nover
ft ' ' exiiect to inako one without culllni: thorn from
IV' 1 ' thn i?anii'rm of sentiment."
II K j ,' Occasionally nu.ilnt pooms appear In oulo-
I fi J ' sios, so iiuaiutth.it at tlmos you wonder whore
l( I I . they originate. Very raroly does tho orator
I U i j f kIvu tho nnmoof thouuthor. Samuel W. 1'eol
I , ,- or Arkansas used one in his eulogy upon tho
I f Into CuiiBiossman Ifouk of Tcnnossee. Ho
l closed hi remarks by nlludlnc to Mr. Houk's
j sudden death "so suddon. so iiulck." said lie.
!'' "that we aro forcibly reminded of the linos.
j 'fl Written by somoono:
' "Llf, Ilnownut irbat tliou &rt;
j : But this 1 kuotv. )ofIatid I inuit part.
l!or. wbn, and wbtre lint we met
I own to me fa it recret 3 ct.
1 It U b&rtl to part Itt) rriends to dear;
r Then steal away; giie little warnln&r:
H U tfay not good nlgbt. but in aoiaebrltf titer clime, cood
I C moullll;.,,
I (5, ' Few verses moro quaint than those can be
'A found In country churchyards.
I if ' In tho last Congress tho Hon. James W.
I t Covert, an accomplished spcakor, in deltvor-
I P Iiik a oulocy upon Uunsot Cot. rocited In a
f touchlnc manner Albort 1'lko's woll-known
If: , ' poem. "Kvory Year." It touchod tho hearts
I 'It ' of all who heard it A lady who sat In tho eal
I p lery wrote to Mr. Covort n day or two aftor-
u I ward, askine him to send hor a copy of tho
mi, l I poom. Ho did bo. To ids horror, within a fort
I I I "' nik'ht ho saw tho poom travelline throush
fl i tlio papors, erodltod to Jomos W. Covert. For
)j II, oino tlmo tho Lone Islaiid Conerossman had
I ! BUlTerad In bllenco: but finally ho was
S j . forcod to enter n disolnlmor. Ho did so in
fj - a neat note, which was printed. Tho poom.
I 1 I ' however, is still travelline undor his name
k I. Whon last hoard from It was In Ouray. Col.,
my- j , makins a break fortho Sierras.
ti . ii.-Trtn FinsT 0? the session.
Hfl Nearly ovory Congressional Record contains
BBH - ., more or less poetry. Kor Is It found In oulocios
B ulono. You coma across it In tho dryost
VB 1 . epeechos, on the dryost subjopts. Some men
','Bj ,; ceom to bo unable to addross tho Houeo wlth-
i.S.-. i, outuslnelt. Others novor touch it. Amone
''rl tlinonnrn Tlinmna n llaml flrw nlnnln TKn
BJ iV Dalzell, David D. Culborson. Ezra Ii. Taylor.
riBJ I and Henry Plummor Cheatham, the colored
'(BJ . X Congressman from North Carolina. Samuel
;BJ j J. Itandall paid closo attention to his facts nnd
jBJ !l; lleuros, nnd novor used poetry. Mr. Brockin-
jBJ ( r' rldue of Kentucky, ono of tho flnost orators of
jBj ", the House, raroly. if over, uses It Nor is
BJ i pootry In Jorry Simpson's line.
IBJ t i "I don't think that John O. Carlisle ever
Bl i mado a poetical quotation in n speech in his
BJ life," remarked a leading Democrat from
Toonosseo. "Indeed, his spooches aro bo
BJ , t compact nnd to tho point that a poetical quo
BJ ': tatfon. howevor apt. would tond to mar thorn."
JBJ Tho first poetical quotation made In this
jBJ Congress was In the Sonnto. on Dec 17. It
jBJ ', wus used In a speech by Sonator Turplo upon
Si ;! the constitutional nmendmont providing for
Bfl l" tho election of Unltod Btutos Senators by tho
JBH I peoplo. He spoko of tho statesmen of tho
Bl Devolution, calling thoni tho natrlarchs of our
BJ dispensation. In rolcrring to their spcechon,
BMi .;;1 be said that thoy hud often ropnirod to tho
Bb Athenian orators:
Bh Thoie anctenti, bote reilntlei eloquence
BJ ;'' Wielded at will tbac fierce democracy;
PBJI '4- Hbcoi tbe artenal and f ulaiined over Oreece
Bl Tu Uucedon and Artuxerxe, tbrone.
,9 ThoSenatorwasworklncupabrlllfant poro-
BJJ ,. ration, und tho quotation fitted Into his speech
BJJ ", as though it bolonged thero. Indued, the most
B of his llstonors took It as original, not know-
(BB I lng that it wus blank vorso. Heuator Turple Is
t tBJ , one of the fow, men in Congress who knows
Jfl T whon and how to uso a poetical quotation.
BJBJj- The first pootry uBod In tho House at this
jJjH,; aesslon was by a centlomnn who looks llko
jBJK anything but n poot, although himself a poet
BJBj.v of no little ability. Ho Is George V. Coopor.
jBJBJJ'' of ltaum Investigating fame. Ho was speak-
IBJB' lng upon tho assignment of clerks to the
.. SBBb ' various committees. In hlsspoechho attackod
jBJBJJjjt' the extravagance ot tho Republican House.
jBJBJJ Ho said that they had hurlod back clmrgos of
HBaTi- extravagance with scorn and contempt "I
jBJBV know of no cabo," said he, "where a moro
,BJBJJ.lL lofty Indignation or a moro earnest protest ot
- IfBJBJj virtue has boon suggested, save ono. It is
jBJBBff certainly In tho samo vein and sounds like the
t BBBJ"vw language of Donna Julia:
, HHHa? ' Y1 Brrcb and eearcb,1 ehe cried;
BJBjH," 'luaull uu IukuU beap. and wrooff on wrong. "
BBBM' It was a flno quotation, nptly appllod. and
'BJBJBk? provokod nn oulburht of laughtor.
BJBBj Bonton McMilliu was tho Kecoml man In the
BJBJB' House to uso a poetical quotation. Ho did
BJjBv it. however, grandly. It was In a reply to u
BJBJB;' speech of Tom Heed nn tlio rules. Ho re-
BJBJB ferrod to tho tyranny und extiaaganeo uf Tom
BJBJBt Iteod's Congi ess.
jBJBBv" , "They boasted." said he, "that they weru
...BJBJjf" going to put bayonets bohlnd ballots, but their
iBJBK boakt wub vuln. llyrou has tiuly said that
,BJBJp Tlm. at lait, eet all ttilflK erf n
JBJfll And ir we du but nutch Ibn bour,
HamJL Tlierit never yet nai huiuan power
JBBJBfe Tbut I'oulil evade, ir uiiritrtftwn,
VBJBJpt Tile ptluut Mfnrt U JUid ritfll loliif
'jrBBV, Or blui lio trraiure up a wiuiin,
, K'BBfF Mr. MoMIIIIn, In his utiong voice, and with
y JBJBJBJBJ -VV fulldrauiutlo power, clliiehod the iiuotutlnii by
jjkBJBB aaylngthut tho people had been wrougod and
UBJH'y robbed, the Constitution outraged, the pruce-
jBJBB.: dents of u hundred years tritinpled ruthlessly
iBJBB!). under foot, and the Treasuiy emptied. Hut
'BJB ? November came without a 1'orcu bill, and tho
BJB f people rose In their might They loft hnroly
HE ' enough of the fnllnwiiiK of thn gentleman
.'BJJE from Maine to e.ill for tellers In this llouso.
jflf 7 In htriklng contrast with .Mr. MeMlllln's
ft I ' quotation, nus one made by his colleague,
!BU i' llenjnmln AugUitineKiiloo of TennubBee. who
lBJU ' tncklod Tom Heed on tho name ground. In
)B " referring to thn retribution lullletod on the
tBJjl 'i ltepubllcans by thn American l'eople, ho said:
iBJiBj "I msnelfoeeuiiy conqueind turrltory in this
BiBit, House. iMr l.nloe hits on the itepuhllean hide
W f tlioivntrr nlble.l I look nruiiinl here anil
1 fii'e where the uullaut Mehiuh'y fell in that
)' stiuggle und iviiuiu the lleiy Cannon wan
'iBi Br Bileucocl. When 1 lomemuor how thegmitle
.BH Bil niuti titid liW party had ch urged over tho
BM Bl uilnoiity in the IluiiBOund subrod the lloprn-
jaaaB-afS, aculutivesof tho people who stood In tho way
mwmwmwmmw TiC.lSt l2t r J? . .
tho charge against tho liberties of tho people.
It recalls those linos:
fannon to rlehl of them.
Cannon to left or Itieni,
t:antion In rrnnt nt them.
olleynl and thnnderea.
Into I be 1 not death,
llilntbe moiitb of hell. .
Their leader bad blundered,
FtnrroM at irlth ihol and eliell.
htlr horee and hero fell.
Ttier tliRt had rotiifhl eo well.
Tame I act. floni the Jiwe of death,
Back tiom the nioiith of hell,
All thai nut left of them,
Lett than one hundred.
Mr. McMlllln's quotation (dlrrod the nouo
to plaudit of admiration, while Mr. l.nloo s,
jocosely delivered, led to great laughter.
Put tariff poetry Is tho most interesting.
FreoTrndorsandrrotoctlonlstsnllke Import It
from England without paying duty. Unfor
tunately, thoro is no prohibitive tax. Tho
annals of tho Forty-ninth Congress fairly
brlstiowlth It. Col. Sforrlson'n horizontal bill
loaded tho pngos of tho Jteconl with It. It was
just as bad in the Fiftieth Congross. Weeks
nnd months wore spent In debating thn Mills
bill. The Frco Traders nnd Protectionists
again got In tholr work. Tho Ileeonl shows
fully as much poetry in tho speeches as ap
peared In tho preceding Congress. Nor did
thoFItty-ltrstCongrcst lag bohlnd. Tho dis
cussion oor tho McKinloy bill lasted only a
few tlnyi. but tho pootry hunters got thoro
just the same.
This year free wool has produced free quo
tations of pootry. Tho now mombors of tho
IIoubo hnvoliAdnwhack at It, and they have
not neglected their opportunities. A glnnco nt
their work may possibly prove entertaining.
Judge Chlpmnn ot Michigan, an old membor
who onco odlted a newspapor. was tho llrst
howover. to uso pootry In n tariff speech In
this Congress. He tackled Bryant's
Truth, cruihed to earth, mall riie again,
and came out with eclat The Judge Is digni
fied and clear-headod. Ho has a powerful
voice nnd nn Improsslvo delivery. Tho words.
"Truth, crushod to earth, shall rlsn again,"
came from his lips with tho forco of a catapult.
and wore very effective.
A moro romarkablo picture bower, was that
of tho Hon. William J. llryan of Nonraska. a
new and oloquont orator ot tho llouso. Ho
speaks with tho utmost easo and fluoncy. and
has a clear, ringing voice. Add to this the
fact that ho strongly resembles tho lata
Samuel J. Hand all. nnd you can imngino how
tho old mombors were startled when, in his
great tariff spooch, ho rocltod the lines:
Far from the maddln? crowd's Ignoble itrlfe
Tbey keep tbe nolaeleea tenor or their way.
Ho applied tho quotation to those Interested
In spoclal legislation when tariff bills wero
before the Ways and Moans Commlttoos.
Later on ho gavo us this gem from Moore:
'TJa the last roie of summer, left blooming alone;
All her lot ely companions are faded and gone;
Ko flower of her kindred, no rotebui It nlgb,
To reflect back her bluibei, or give ilgh for ilgh.
He appllod thoso lines to Tom Rood. But
Tom looked llko nnythlng but a roso while
tho recitation was made. Mr. Bryan fol
lowod up tho attack on tho Hon. Thomas by
adding a minute aftorward that his constitu
ents might soon addross him in tho languago
of that other verso:
Til not leare tbee. tbon lone one. to pine on tbe item.
Since the loely aro' ileepln?. go sleep thou with them;
Thus kindly I scatter tby leaves o'er the bed
Where tby males of tbe garden tie scentless and dead.
These quotations threw tho House into par
oxysms of laughtor. Mr. Bryan evldontly did
not hear Judge Chlpmnn's quotation, for ho
took it without hesitation. It was delivered
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again,
Tu' eternal years of Hod are hers;
But error, wounded, writhes in pain.
And dies among ills worshippers.
Later on the orator from Nebraska turned
out an old-timer, moss r- nvn and venorablo:
III fares tbe land, to hastening Ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates and men decay.
Princes and lords may nourish or may fads.
A breath can make tbem. as a breath has mads;
Bot a bold peasantry, their country's pride,
When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
This quotation, howevor, was bo pat that the
Houso broko Into applause when they hoard it
Gov. McCroary of Kentucky usod a familiar
quotation in bis Epoooh. It was delivered with
all tho energy of Edmund Forrest:
Lay on, Macduff;
And damned be hlci that first cries n1d. moua
Tho Govornor Is evidently vory particular
about his quotations, for this appeared In tho
Jifconl not lone nftorwnrds with the words
"Hold, enough." itallclzod. Tho italics repre
sented tho energy of his dolivery.
Not many days aftorward, however. Mr.
Everett ot Georgia usod tho same quotation In
his tariff Bpeoch. Ho urged tho Democracy of
tho House. In Its turlff legislation, to
I.tiy on, Uacduff;
And damned bo he tout first cries IMd, fnoujhl
It will bo soon that Gov. McCreary says,
"damned bo him," whllo Mr. Evorott says,
"damned be ho." IUcliiird OrantWhlto could
probably havo decided which was right, him
orlio. Hut it would puzzle many another man
to know why tho llieortt printed the words.
"llolit, enonuli," on tho uoxt day. In both cases
in italics. Mr. Everett was. of course, vory
emphatic, but hardly as emphatic in the uso of
tho words as Gov. .McC'roury.
l'rubably kh t-trlklng a quotation as was
mado In too Free Wool debate, catnu from tho
lips of Murriott llroalus of Pennsylvania. Mc
hean Buchanan could not have delivered tho
words with moro elTeet
The bun's a thief, nnd u II h bis great attraction
ltoliH ihe vnst sen, Hio Moon's an arrant thief,
And her pale lire nhe miatrhrs rrom the Hun;
the sen's a tlHtf, wlliise liquid Mill go resolvis
The Muuu llltn salt tears; thn earth's a tlilef,
lliat lefils and brrods by a compost urn stolen
1-roui general ecruiuiiit; each thing's a thief.
Tho hnwkoyo Clcoro, Jonathan 1'. Dolllvor,
Wound up nn extremely amusing nnd inter
esting speocn on tlio tarilT by corroding, ns ho
said, Mr. Brynn's estimate; of Democratic!
prospects, ami reciting tho llrst verse of whut
ho called tho litany of human dosnl.ttlon:
J.eud, kindly light, amid tho enilrillng gluuui,
X.i'ail thou llltt oil.
The night Is dark, and I am lar frum dome,
J-ead Ibou ine ou.
Keep thou my tcet; I du im ask to see
The disliiht scene, one stepcunngti lur me.
Tlio quotation gavo rise to much meirlment.
All setts of pootry uro quoted In tarilT
speeches, hentlmontal, patriotic, 1 elision, nnd
oven humorous. Tho bent humoious utan.a
in tile fire wool disciiKHlon was quoted by
tiydenliiini 11. Alexander uf Charlotte, N. ft It
wus peculiarly uppiopriato In buuh a debate:
iiniiglit isn naught.
id a llgrfer ts a llukr.
1 s is an fir tlio unite man.
And none tur tho nlxver.
Mr. Alexander said that this was protection
for the manufacturer and fien nool foi tho
farmer. Ho did not call uttoiiliiu to the fact
that the niggm P.ihl no duly ,,11 bin wool, und
thus hud the bulge on tho white man.
Later on, the hitiuo duy, niiothfi oh. timer
turned up. It hallo I fiont M-nnsln. ilitip
plliltfiom thnllphiif Ihii Hun. Clinton llabhitt
of Belolt. He Hindu a hhoit and inlere-tlng
speech. Iln uiillvd tnrill I'.Mii'tion and silvei
deuioiiidlxatliui tliuhi.tinii-e luoustnrsof crime,
nnd t,nld Hint I hero won, Mates in tho Wiwt
tli.ttciitilil put tho Ismv l.ughind States In their
pockets and jingle them up, us a hoy duos his
uickolH nt ui'irctis. To ilvrt this assertion,
ho miido tho following quotation:
Lol plent) tlpeiisaiuunJ us, and )U awakes the cry
lur Unu'l. '
The million still are tolling, crushed, and clad tn rags,
While sunny hills and talleys richly bloom with fruit
But tbe pjupcis In the palace rob their tolling fellow
Comniodoro Ilnulcllo mndo a short Bpeoch,
In which ho atlraeted mutli attention, owing
tolUnupplleatlou of u poetical quotation, it
was in the hint hours of tho iIIscuhsIoq upon
tho Free Wool bill, Breckinridge uf tho silver
hair, who had taken no part in the main dis
cussion, enmo tn with us lluu 11 speoch its has
been 111 ado In this House, The Commodnru
nllutled lo thn ileiiiocratH who had been con.
bpIjiioiih In former tanll bullies, and t ho wero
apparently disgruntled beeauso no legul.ir
tarilT lilll hud been formulated by the party In
thib HoiiMi. They had been absent from tho
foreground, and ho had wondered whetlior tho
heigeaut'iit-Aims would bo bent out after
them or whether thoy would bo woood by
geutlo appeals from tho dominant mujorlty,
Whut ho hud been to-day reminded him ot tho
old nursory riomo:
l.ltlle tin Peep, she Inst her sheep,
Anddalu'I Whom wbero to tlnd litem!
Lcute them alone ami they'll come home
Hero the (Viniumdorn paused ntil looked
bttuight ncrosM tho hull ut .Mi Breckinridge.
Thoro was n ludlerotih uxpietmion upon his
eountenaiiLo. I'.v.'iy man menially Htipplled
tho last line, anil the llouso burnt Into u ruir.
. Tho facts, however, did not boar out the In
ference. Mr. Breckinridge, llko the true Ken
tucky geuUeuui vhat iw;l.kutou,ol,.4-
-r.'"i a.Hsi'iise-.7g.TA 1 s tii If il I
main dlscuslon. n as tpglvothottewmom
a quotation dcwrlb no the monopolist who
r.o.cB as tho friend of American labor, ana
grows rich by special privileges;
Throusb life's dark stood, his sordid way he wends.
An Incarnation of fat tllrldjjnds.
The llouso broke Into laughtor nnri I pro
longed applause. Tho Hon. Iloocrt I- Dpan .of
Ohio enmo In with a rare nntlauo, It " ""
comparing tho situation of l.ngllMi workmen
with AiTierlcnn workmen, nnd was as follows:
Co. lam IDs l.d elements, or stem w! ''.,
Tbe surges that beat uer the strands that conuua
But think not again to give freemen lw. fcln.
or think lis the chainslbey have broken to ioa
Dr. Thomns Dunn English, the author or
Ben Bolt. Is n Democrat who made a speech
agaln-d Ireo-cotlon lies. It was nnjural that
he bhotild go to tho domains of pootry fori IB
illustrations. But It was slngu ar that he
t-hould get Into Daddy .Mice's cabin and pull
out Jim Crow. Tho Doctor said that the
sublime linns woro Imprinted on his memory,
nnd had never par-setl nwny. Thoy woro do-t-erlptlvo
of tho machinery ot a steamboat.
1 nss yon see a big tmir. dat's gtvlne lip nn' down.
Hen )ou see anodder ting, irwine roun' an' roun.
Den ou see a long ting Jes' like a pair ot tongs.
And It shots agin de udder ting and shoves de boat
Tho Doctor added that tho linen were nppll
rablo to the report of tho committee, whlclt
Bpnkeof tliticlmplomnehlncryof into manu
facture. Ho showed that thero wero Jlri.IWl)
worth, nndlOS.QUO pounds ot wachlnory in a
iv.-ritnn silver fot.trt.
So much for tho poetry of tho tariff debate
It looks us though thero was more In froo wool
or froo cotton tlestoexclto pootleal Instincts
than In free sllvor. In tho dobnto on frco coin
age thero was only ono poetical quotation. It
was a stunner, discovered by tho Hon. William
Baker ot K'ansnR. It had thirteen voracaand
wasentltlod "ThoVolcoof the l'eople." Tna
llrst verso was as follows:
Let the face and the band of the Master
No longer be hidden from view,
Kor tbe lauds He prepared for tbe many
Bo trampled and robbed by the tew.
And the last two versos woro thoso:
Swing Inward, O gates of the future,
Bwtng outward, ye gates of tbe past;
A giant ts waking from slumber,
Aiid rending his retters at last.
From the dust, where his proud tj rants found him.
Unhcnorel, and scorned! and betraed.
Us shall rise, 1th the suniUht nrouud htm.
And rule In tbo realm he has made
It will hardly bo nccosary to tell the rendor
who this giant Is. .Mr. Bukerls u member of
tho Furmera' Alliance.
Amos J. Commisos.
HOMES X.V TIVtSliT.YOro.Y.
Decorations tliat Indicate the Taste and
Ideisa uf borne of the Conspicuous IVumen.
Washington is a city of Individual taste. Its
streets cross ono anothor at all angles, and
with Its circles and avenues it has houses ot
all shapes and ot ovory imaginable form of
architecture. The differences of tho Interiors
areas romarkablo as tho houses themselves.
Formerly ull Washington houses wero fur
nished much tho same. Now cvory ono alms
to havo a homo dlfforont from his neighbors,
and no two housos In Massachusetts avenue
havointoriors that resemble each other.
In tho houso ot Mrs. S. B. Cox a glimpse of
Turkey may bo seen, tho bazaars of Constanti
nople having been sucked to aid In beautifying
it. Borne of tho mott beautiful things of Hpaln
may bo scon in the resldenco of tho Bachollor
family, who havo lived in Portugal and
havo travelled throughout Europe. Anothor
house has a Busslnn east, which comes from a
fondness for tho memories of ht. 1'etor.sburg.
"1 prefer tho French btvle above all others
In household decorations," Mme. ltotnero said.
" I love bright colors und gilt and glass, when
blended with tlio exquUito tabto ot the
Tlio ballroom carries out her taste exactly.
It is panelled on three sides with mlrrora
reaching from tho celling to tlio floor. The
celling Is doeornted with garlands of flowers
and cuplds. und when lighted end 11 Hod with
gayly-drossod people tho offect la charming.
I lovo rails, you know." sho Bald, "und I
like a houso bright My only idea about deco
rating a houso Is to mako my home attractive
That is a woman's duty I think. Things noed
not nocossurily bo expensive to be artistic"
" What a lovely corner!"
"T urn fflnrt vnu If lrs it." Raid Mme. GllzmAn.
wife of the Nicaruguan Minister. "I think it
It was a low dlvnn. covered with heavy ma
terial of tliat peculiar shade known us old
blue. Billows of every shnpo und slzo in tho
snrao color were ln-aped ut one ond. and on
tho wall at tho he.ul and buck of tho divan
huneacuitaln of i-Illc of tho samo hue from a
small brass adjustable rod. nnd on the floor
betluo it lay a largo rug of thick white fur.
"I havo no tules. no theories. Inrrungeand
change my tilings until they buit mo. 'i his Is
luv way." bho said.
"No houso nowadays needs lack prottlnnss
for want of pretty things." i-ald Mrs. Itusk.
wifo of tile Koeieiary of Agriculture "Tho
chief diflleulty Is to decide what to get I
think draperies do more toward making a
house pretty than nny other ono thing. At
windows I like doublo sets of curtains, but the
under onos must bo white. There Is n light
ness und brightness about white draperies
which no other color has. and It possosos tho
great advantage thnt I can always hnvo them
clean and froeh. I llko plenty of sunlight and
I was going to say gaslight, but I mean lamp
light. My idea of a eosey. homey room Is one
whore there uro little tables bcatterod horo
nnd thoro witli a Inuit) upon each, nnd plenty
ofensy chairs and lur nigs. 1 prefer water
colors and etchings to oil paintings, for oils
noed jtiot tho right light, ami that is almost
Impossible to arrange, unless in a gallery. For
mo curtains, lumps, and pictures aro tho
chief articles in the catalogue which go to
make a homo attractive."
Mrs. Cullom sabl: "Ihavonover formulated
my ideas of home decoration. I am qulto suro
1 have no theorlos on tho subject. There Is so
much room for exeielslug ludMdunltastethat
there can be no llxed rule. I like light colors
in papers, light colors in cutpets und cur
tains." A glanoo around tho drawing room rovoalod
nt once her profurencos. It had a carpet of
light shades ot terracotta, paper of tho samo
color In very delicate tints, white laco curtains
nt the wlndowh, nnd p.ilo-tlnted portieres,
Chlripeudulo turn It uro upholstered In tho
llghtobt colors and harmonllng with enrpets
and paper, etchings and engravings framed in
woods light In color curried out her Ideas ot
lightness and brightness.
"A lady." .Mrs. Cullom continued. "Bald to
mo tho other day, ' I think tho walls of a bnll
rooin might always to bo dark. It throws out
(he brilliant coHunius of the ladles so much
better.' I cannot agree with hor. Idou'tthink
It makes any Hpeclul dllloronee, for most peo
ple look well In oeriIug dress ngalnatuny
background, an 1 1 prefer tho light walls,"
Mrs. Miller said: " I think neoplo have to he
guided entirely by what they spend. Tho
depths of the purse has 11 great deul to do with
hou'-ehold decoration. But snmu women by n
touch horo and thoro can glo nn air which
ntheis cannot give, try hard us they muy. To
be ublo to give those touches is u gift as much
as toHingor paint."
" We hope to havo our homo before long,"
bald tho wife of Justice Brown. "Our plans
nroaboi 1 made. Tim only thing I have about
me now which is mi own is tholjile-.Vhruo,
in I that lvalue fornsso, 'atlon. I never buy
anything until 1 11ml ju-.t v. mt suits 1110. und it
biniii tuns h bikrs it long 1 mo to llntl it. I like
iithlng beiMiiso It plouscs hid, and I don't
111 1 tut whut others think of It, though It Is
I'liu-anl to.h.iu. uiy friends admire it. too. I
hum hud tho rather unusual uiorionco In
thiscoiintrj of llvlnt; all m) life, thus lar. In
0110 bpot. When 1 was married we built n
houso on thn t.iinogioiind where my father's
homo btooil, In which 1 hail lived over
bltiee I could reniemioT, and there I hnvo al
wats lived until I ,. uiie to Washington, it was
u good deal of it wrench to give up my homo in
Detroit, but i llko Washington und Washing
" 'l liieii things to my mind aro absolutely
h-iuskii) tu nialiK a room attructlto," said
.ills. Henderson, wife of iix-M'iiutoillenderHon
ot Missouri. " ini'l they urn MinHght, Hicllght.
iiud lamplight. With them a 100111, no matter
huw iiie.pi'iihhn in iy bo the furnishings, is
always pieliy. Huriiiony of color is absolutely
necessary. Why, 111 furnishing uiy bedrooms
1 had the furniture palmed to match Ihe color
of tlio room. I even charged tho plctuto
frames to make them imrmunixe."
Mir. Henderson's I1011111 embodies her Ideas
of eolurhurmoriy. On the walls nf hoi picture
gallery are hangings of old pink plush that
form 11 beautiful background for tho picture,
though eiliuson hasu.wais been considered
tho only color to show out plenties. The pur
Hews em pets, and furniture covering uro In
tuiicso (hobuinocolni. Ibuli.illisMoori-liaiid
tho design., weio cop.ed from thoso iutlloAI
liuuibiu Vroiinil tho Iriezoiwo texts from tlio
Koran in gilt ,,'lhu reception 100111 is white
mid gold, aiitl In it ovumhliig. even the pic
ture frunies, is while and blindes of yollow.
Mrs. Henderson has inuiln household decora
tion a study, nnd the ono rule from which she
never dot lutes Is hnrmony In oach room.
1 he cosiest nook In tlio houso of Mine. Men
donca the wlfunj tho Brazilian Minister. Is
thoiileowi rimin just t one side or the hall
with Its open tli'.'pUc''. Its pulm lllled win
dows, lis divan with pillow nod custiloub uf
every slo and color, itiiilu few bountiful paint
ing , Tho house In lM with paintings.'
y,V.nu.80U ""if seat half way up the stair
way? That we call our Borneo and Juliet pal.
" " t'i-m ,ji - fft
pr&CflJffalltMlt-LBtllJJBJWrW ,.,..t,).nl,,T - 4
KER CITADEL AND AMAZONsT
Tttlt MILITARY STHESOTn OF CAKADA
as zris io-Djr.
Qnebre, of Ota, the Key to the Posaea.
lo of Ihe Dominion -fteeu Herbert's)
tlloomy Picture or Ihe Cnnndlna Mill tin
net lie Equipment The Canadian FactOT.
Quebicc April 15. So rauch has been "Altl
recently concerning a posslblo war between
the United Btatos and Great Britain that a
short description of the military defences of
DF.P. ADJT.-QF.N. DUCBE8N1T,
Commanding Unitary District No. 7.
Canada as thoy stand to-day will Intorost
American readers. Tho Imperial Government
has nover dono much at any time for the pro
tection ot the Dominion, and for a quurtor of a
century left It entirely to Its own dovloes as
regards military dotonco. It is safe to say tliat
Canadians would hnvo attempted nothing
vory important In that direction had it not
been for tho constant agitation of tho Tory
LoyaliBts, who aro tlrmly persuaded that Can
ada will bo at some future dato tho bnttloflold
upon which tho two great Anglo-Saxon na
tions of the globo will tight it out
training schools, woro quartered1 at Frederick
ton. Quebec. 8t John. Kingston. Toronto. Win
nipeg, and Victoria. In nil a total establishment
of PttO non-commissioned oflloers nnd mon.
Huch Is the outline of tho nystom ot defonce
ndoptod by the Canadian Government No
body even sllchllr conversant with Canadlnn
affairs can doubt that It It tar too extensiro
lor tho limited resources at tho command ot
As a military line ot communication and do
tonco tho Canadian I'aclOo Is by no moans
comploted. At Its western extremity, botwoon
Vancouver and A6la, a line of armed steamers
has. It Is true, boon established, but without
the protoctlon ot a powerful fortress theso
stcamors could not render very efTl
clcnt service In tho way of disembarking
troops. Portland. Mo., Is tho oastorn terminus
of the Canadian l'aclfle for commercial pur
poses: the military terminus should bo Hal
ifax, but as thero aro no direct communica
tions by rail between Halifax and Quoboa. ow
ing to tho nbsonco of a brldgo over tho St
Lawrence. Quoboo becomes tho real terminus
of tho military lino and remalnB, as ot old, tho
key to Canada.
Such us It Is. tho Canadian raclflo lino of
communication might In consoquoncoottho
rapidity with which largo bodies of mon could
bo moved from one point to anothor, bo suc
cessfully held against an Invading enemy by
nn army numerically wenkor. But what could
tho Canadian Government do for the defenco
of a frontier extending over 3,000 miles
with 1,000 men of regular troops scattorod
from ono end of tho country to tho other In tho
military schools, nnd with n militia forco which
Hon. Herbort, tho Comraundor-in-Chlof, de
scribes In his Inst report ns totally unlit for
service, not one slnglo battalion being nt pres
ent in marching condition. "The equipment
In ubo In the aetlvo militia." says tho General,
" Is also obsolete In pattern, and a largo pro-
?ortlon porished from age and severe usago.
'horo Is not a battalion that could turnout tn
complete marching ordor on a given day,
though many havo, at their own expense, pro
vided snmo of tho most necessary articles.
Moreover, tho equipmont doos not exist in
etoro which it would bo necessary to Isbuo In
tho event of gravo oinergoncy. I have not In
spected a slnglo battalion In which the men's
boots would have stood ono month's aetlvo
n,"TEIUOn OF THE CTTADEIs QUEBEO. TAKEN FB0M THE T0WEB3 OF rABLIAilCNT nOCSE.
This feeling was at one time so strong In tho
Houso of Commons that whon the late Sir
John A. Macdonald, then Premier ot Canada,
proposed tho construction ot the Canudlun
Paclllo Hallway, ho spoke of Its commercial
advantages ns of an Important but secondary
consideration, his main argument being that
service, or n regiment of onvnlryor bnttoryof
artillery in which tlio saddlery harness could
be expected to bear a similar btrain."
This inofflcloncy does not come from n want
of martial spirit among tho people, nor from
Ignorance or ncgllgonco on tho pait of tlio
oflleers, of whom, asabody.it Is Impossible
to sneaic too highly. Tho General says:
" Whllo I cannot expross myself as satlsflod
iffil, XJ2? SA'tfi "" " " sjfil Wl "I pM I 4 )
THE KET TO CAVADA CITADEL OF QUEBEC.
the railway would form an uninterrupted line
of communication und defence from ocean to
oconn. which could ho placed In direct com
munication with Groat Britain and India by
armed stoumors at each of Its extromltlos.
For the purpose of defending this lino anil
of beuring tho brunt of a first attack, a por-
MIRS nUNllUl'H BATTEnr.
mancnt militia establishment composed of
Iho whole population, divided into classes, was
organized, und whon, some years ago, tho Im
perial forcos evacuated overy Cunudlnn for
tross except Halifax, small garrisons of Cana-
with the condition of tho pormnnent forco. I
must boar witness to tho oxcollent work it has
dono In spite of many disadvantages. It pos
sesses sonio excellent nftlcors anil non-enrn-mlssioned
oflleers. to whoso constant devotion
to duty, nlono. is to ho nserlbod the mnrkod
rosultB tliat aro visible. In tho suporior train
ing ot every ofllcernnd man of the uctivo mili
tia which has pasBod under their instruction.
BT. lAWrtENCT ItlVER 1'HOM THE CITADEL.
The faults that I havo noted are, In the major
ity of easoB. duo to primary defects of organi
zation." Accompunylng this sketch are tho
portraits of two typical Canadian officers be
longing to tlio Beveiith military district of
which thn headquarters nro in Vtiobec.
With obsolete nrms, worn-out equipment
nnd a system utterly bad, no satisfactory re
sults can bo expected and none havo been ob-
tnlnoil. During th.i half breed rebellion of
IKSi it renuliod months to cnd -t.tKMi Imiitsr
fectly equipped men to lln front, und It hvema
extremely iloubtful whether. In u ease of
grove emergency, of Iho40,u()0mon of aetlvo
mllltlu more than 15,000 could bo armed and
equipped from the Government stores. A.
fllne sneh a large number of raw recruits.
Woro this accomplished tho forco would still
be almost totally deficient In . artlllory. ot
which Gen. Herbert speaks as follows:
" In thematter of artillery inntorlal tho mllltla
Is very deficient. The eighteen field batteries
nro armed with guns which nro still good, but
thero is no reserve ot guns, nor Is thero n
sparo gun wheel to be had nenrer than Wool
wich. Of heavy guns tho dominion does not
possess n slnglo modern specimen. Of tho
armament handed ovor hr the Imporlnl Gov
ernment, a large portion could not bo mounted
nnd a rark onuld not be fired. Thoso nt Vic
toria, B. C loaned by the Impeilnl Govern
ment arn not nt preent fit for service. Thero
Is nc sufllclent reserve of ammunition."
It Is evident that such a force ns the uenoral
doscrlbcs would be qulto InhUfllclent to defend
tho lino ot communication, and, lu caso ot a
Commanding "U" Battery, yuebec's Uarrlson.
sorious Invasion, tho only nnpnrcnt alterna
tive would bo to do whntslr Guy Carneton
did in In. 1. when Montgomery Invaded Cun
adn, concentrate ull tho available forces
around Uuoboe. the head of navigation, nnd
nwalt roenforcoments from F.ngland. Tho
matter has assumed such Importance In the
mind of tlio Comniandor-ln-Chler that ho has
resolved to give special attention to tho ques
tion of defence, as ho says In his report: "So
far I havo dealt only with tho active condition
of tho forco to which the country must look
for protection In tho event of national emer
gency. Tho larger question of tho dotonco
of tho Dominion, In which tho mllltla
Is but a unit remnlns to bo discussed.
I hnvo submitted proposals during
tho past year for the appointment of
ncommlttoo of mllltla oillcors to collaborate
with mo In tho preparation of n scheme bear
ing upon this question. Tho proposals havo
met with the approval of the Government, nnd
1 look forward, as soon ns homo departmental
details hnvo been bottled, to the commence
ment of this Imrmtunt work. Tho problem
Involves tho consideration of themeasuros to
bo adopted, not only for tho protoctlon of a
very extonsivo land frontier, but for that alo
of eortaln points on tho I'uclfla cpast, which
havo recently acquired u more than ordinary
Importance to the commercial prosperity ot
In speaking nnd acting ns he doos tho Gon
eral commanding tho Canadian forces is
simply doing his duty In u manner worthy of
his straightforward clintacter and high mili
tary reputation. It is extremely doubtful,
however, whether he will ever succeed In
achieving tho reforms ho meditates, bocauso
tho peoplo of Canada cannot ho brought to sco
why thoy should be In a stnto of tlofetieo
against tho peoplo of tho United States, with
whom thoy nro in community of Ideas nnd of
Intorests. Whon wo reflect that no month
passes but tons ot thousands of Canadians
emigrate to tho United States, und that
ono million Canadians of French ori
gin alono nro to-day domicilod fn tho
New England. Northorn. and Western
StntCB. tho majority being naturalized Ameri
can citizens: when It Is considered Hint nt
tho Inst goneral elections an absolute majority
of about a.000 votes was cast In thn Dominion
In fnvor of commercial reciprocity with tho
United States it will be ensily understood
how rebellious thn mass of tho peoplo would
feol at tho Idea of beingenlloil upontomnko
waragalnst rotations and frlcnde, nnd especial
ly against tho best interests ot tholr country.
jL.ritic.i ct.v.vor kilt, nix.
A Man Who lias Lived T.ontrer In Central
fticii thun Asr Other Europenn.
This Is a picture of a man of iron physique
Who has lived longer In Central Africa than
any other whlto man. It is eleven years since
ArnCdeo Logat entored tho servlco ot the
Congo Froo State. Of tho hundreds of white
servants of tho Stato employed In tho far in
torlor, not one. except Logat has livod moro
than threo years In Africa betoro going homo
to Europo for recuperation. Logat alono
has novor asked for a vacation. For ten
AIIL'DEF. LEO IT.
ynnrs ho has not soon the sea. For most of the
tlmn ho hnB lived alone, surrounded byBnvage
tribes, nnd with no comforts or conveniences
of chllii'utlon save thoso which ho could him
self provide Ho Is now nlmost In tho geo
graphical contro of Africa, tho solo representa
tive of the Ktnto In King Msirl's country, north
west of LnkoBungweolo. No agent of the Stnto
has seen him for a year, but it is supposed Hut
Delcommune's expedition, carrying supplies
to tho lono Belgian, will soon reach him,
Lognt Is now 112 yenrs old. Ho Is so com-
filetely Isolated from his follow ollleers that if
10 woro to Bturt fortho neuretd post it would
take him threo and n half months to roach it:
and ho could not reacli a steumor for Iiurope
In loss than '.'00 days. For two years he lived
without a single Luropeun asslhtuiit ut Ltioho,
on the I'pporKnssnl Ititor. nearly fidO miles
nbovo Stanley Tool, Twice n your a steamer
vlsltod him to replenish Ills supplies, mid loam
how ho was flourishing In llio wilderness,
Thoso woro red-letlerduvs for I.egut, for then
hs rimAlviil Inlftra from IllA reel her alnl lulu's
from the outside world, fatigue, iirivalions.
anil Isolation nppurontly hnvo had no elfect
upon I-egnt's Iron frniuo. He was born to
pfonnor the way In jui-t such savage regions
ns Central Africa. lie was four in opt hs travel
ling to his present post, and all bis filemls bo
lleve he Intends to spend years let in Africa.
Tho Congo Free Slate has twelve agents
In Its service wlio have spent nlno rears in tho
Dark Continont, but every three e.trs thoy
havo returned to l.timpo to leerult their
health. Tho ensoof I H-a.it. If so osceitionul
that King Leopold II, has hoiioiod him with ;i
bpocIuI medal to commemorate his services.
Ills 1,111k Is that of Lieutenant In thn nubile
force, mid he is the most stilkingevuniple yet
known of Hid possibility .( in en of cerluln
tompeniinontsuud rugg-d hnnltli living unln
tnrritptndly In Afilc.i without bUlTorlng from
tho trying climate
WlioM.tia I'.irnilii: lloron't I'uyl
from Pi r-J.'v .V'.i'.'l .M-Ws Journal.
There Is.'. H. Puhlman of Johnson P.O.. who
struck Neiiinh'i county with SVihi nnd a largo
family In IK7M. Ho took a homestiMil. und.
besides living well, has educnted his family
and suve.l up over s.'ii.imi'i
I'h.irhi- Mason of Stella I'. O. brought loss
than l.ini beio twenty-live jeurs ago. lie
lias r-t lb k. to fanning ovei since, uml is now
wmth v--r -.'.ii.tiiiiinsa result.
W. II. JlelnlMfh of Briwnvlllo enmo here
nnd tool, u liomi-htead twenty-llvn years nero.
lie is est til living nn Ihe same land, und tho
JfiliU he brought tn the county with him has
grown to linns) I ban SJfUXSJ.
Andrew Hlgglus of Glen Beck Post OITlon
enmo here nearly thirty years ngo. Ho enmo
bettet lived than tho average man who In
those d.ivs struck the state in seal eh ofluud.
He luiMiglit nearly fJ.iMl with him. u u n
btu-l. to fin iiilnt;. mid tlio Inct that he can
t-ln 111 up over i 3,01 10 inn averageof s'i.ritx)
pei ininuiii for thn thirty ii-iiih iliut ho h.n
been lierelshuWB that he has uiudu farming
'(ii.irge Armstrong, also of Brownvllln Post
Ofllcii. lias built tlm bl.Oi-o that he brought to
the 1 ntinly twenty-lhii ) eaisugo into the snug
llltle fortune of botwoon foO.lKHlund W5.000.
und he did It by sticking to farming.
Henry Melniniiti catno twenty-llvn years ago,
nnd bioueht Icsh than s"U00 with him, Ho
lutmed his iiliteo and died lust your lintvln.': tin
uslitte vviiith. s'0,00.
1 hem nro any iiiiioutit of our farmers, es.
jioclally ninniig Hieliermups, who came to tho
county- with nothing but heilth and adetor
P'ri'SJ!..'0 K'"- wao "ru nw worth f'JO.ooo
to $75.000., Calamity, my dear sir. nover cot
within a Babbatii day'i, Journey ol Notuiha
jjsfsf.fjafjaj)ajg,af 4 ri - "T: s- '-23- 1Z
ROAD HOUSE ASSOCIATION,
nnitEDi.ns .t.vn any Kits or rnoTTixg
iwnsi:s yoilM a vxiox.
Ther Will Oppo.e, 11m I'U(en Art ranee,
tnent or Men nlio )i-"e tlie Intereaia .,r
the Itouil llnrar, 11ml Tlicy fount on Cuss.
trolling IO.IKJU Vole. In tl.l. (State.
The controversy over the Central Park spend
jvay, which Is not to bo. has icsulted in bring
lng nil tint owners and breeders of trotting
horses together, and now nn ns60clntlon for
mutual protection has boon formod. Th
horto owners look on t ho 1 nspago of tho Speed
way Itcpcal bill ns a persnnnl affront Tha
association Is called tho Bond norso Associa
tion of the City and State of Now York. Mr.
Hamilton Busby ot tho 7irfi Field and Fart
"Tho association Is lo bo governed bran
r.xocutlvo Coinmitteo of fifteen members.
The dues will bo merely nominal, nnd the
chief objoet Is to oppose men who nro can
didates for political olllco who aro opposed to
the Intorests of tho road horso. Tho members
all plodgo themselves to voto nnd work against
all such candidates, rcgardloss of party affilia
tion. Thoy will moot onco a year. In April, to
talk business and discuss political possibili
ties, nnd then thoro may bo Bpoclnl moctlncs
to meot omorgonclos. You see." continued
Mr. Busby, "tho road horse Interest
Is ono ot tho most important In Hit
Slate. Itronchosoutto overy county In the
State. In tho countlos thoy havo a yoarly fair
nnd fair grounds, and tho chief attraction Is
tho trotting raco. Tho road horse or trotter
will draw w lion nothing else will. His beauti
ful motion attracts tho oyo of tho pooplo. Now
tho trotter has a fulr bIiow in tho oountry, ami
our association is going to sao that he gets a
fair show In tho city.
" The opposition to tho speedway In the Park
camo chlelly from tho owners of saddle horses
nnd thoso persons who want to Introduce tha
cob. it has liottn 11 most unfair fight Thoy
have thrown down tho gauntlet, nnd now ws
havo made up our minds to pick it up and make
war. Our association will hnvo a far-reaching
Inllnetico. F.very horso ownor. overy llvorr
stablo keeper, overy keeper of n public stablo.
and every horso breeder In tho State will be
with us. Count up these men nnd tholr em
ployees, and tho Individual ownor nnd their
employees, and you will find thoy number a
great many thousand votors. I say tlio em
ployees will bo with us. bocauso what is to the
Intel est of their employers In this matter Is to
their own Inteiest Add to these liorsoown
ers the light wagon builders nnd their em
ployees, and the harness makers and their
employees. As 1 say, this light against tho
nnoedway has been most unfair, and now
wo havo come togothor to seo If we
can't mako our Inllunnoo felt Wo are
tired of the walking delegato who perhaps con
trols Ills own vote, und who goes tot lie olllclnls
and makes 11 speech and says ho roprosents
1 10.000 voters. Ho hua n great influonco. Ho
ln't feared to n great extent bocauso he can
bo bought ofT. butjin our association they won't
bo able to buy mon. It will be a congregation
ot representative citizens. Wo think wo can
mako tlio offloads feel that we aro entitled to
tho consideration of tho labor organization
und tbo walking delegates. Thirty thousand
votos is a clout many. Wo think wo will be
nhlo to poll that many votos In tho State.
That wlllcomo piottv nonr turning tho Stats
onacloo election. Wo think, too, that we
can poll 10.000 votes In Now York city. The
candidate for Mayor who opposes us will find
that many turned against him, and it will at
least make him work a great deal hardor to get
elected, if it doesn't bent him.
"Now. don't misunderstand. We aro not
forming nn association to light nny party, or
tho candidates of any political party, or oven
the men who uro not whut you might call tha
red hot friends ot tho road horse. Wo nro
nftortho mon who nro distinctively tho eno
mlesof tho road horse, nnd wo nro going to
hnvo tholr scalps It weenn get them."
The last meeting of the men who are form
ing the association was hold at tho Plaza Hotel
nn lust Saturday. Sluco then nearly all of tha
men Interested have been in Albany lighting
the speedway repeal. There will bo another
ineoting next week. Tho dato has not yet
been set OfllcerB will bo elocted thon and
steps will bo taken to Incorporate tho body.
Banners Under IVhlch Hoatbera ffoleiera
J"Vow l Xtui Orttan Timtr Democrat.
In March. 1801. tho Confederate Congress
adopted as tho nntlonal emblem the so-called
"StarBand Bars." It was mado up of three
horizontal burs ot red, whlto, and rod, with a
bluo union In the upper lnlt-hnnd corner, on
which wero displayed thirteen whlto stars In a
circle, thus giving the historic red. white, and
blue, which tti-color appeared in allthosuo
ceedingchunges. Tho n-spniblnnconf this to the Stars and
Ptrlpos" led to confusion, mistakes, and loss
of llfolntbo battle nt Munnssas, nnd shortly
after that action another flag was born to tha
Confederacy, In September, lbUL
k The F'nr awl Iters.
K Tne llattle Vine,
01be Camp Ha.
p-l.ast I lair cf tuo Confederacy.
Thn battloflag wub thon ndoptod. This. Irs
the language of heraldry, was a red Meld
charged with a blue cultlor, with a narrow
border of white, on which werodlsplnyed thir
teen whlto stars: In other words, a bluo Ht
And row's cross on n red ground. This was
easily distinguishable, und was novor changed.
'ihe stnrs and bars wetu In '03 supplement
ed by the camp ling.
This was in Sim nnd shnpo llko tho other,
evcejit that it wus white with no stripes, and
the battle Hug in tlio upper corner, next tho
stalT. II was found dollcient in uctuul service.
In lh.it, dlsiilavliig so much whlto. Itwnssomo
times nbt to b mistaken for a Hug of truce,
uml on I el). 'J-i, 1Ki., it gave place tn tlio last
Hug of the Confederacy, tho outer half beluga
re.l vortical bur. Appealing so Into 111 tlio war,
it wits not so familiar as tho othors In fact
was compui.itlvely little known.
HIE JHll'Ml'lt WAS HERS.
When She tlrs.l .Mnde Uercrlt Ilenilltrul tbe
I'lieineit Curried Her Down tbe Ludder.
.osi lit Ilftrott JW'ims.
She looked vory bowitchlng. standing there
l.eforo tho minor. In her ball dress of eo't.
while, i-lillgiliK stuff. A lovely woman was
bIii-, and llio stoniest of cynics could not Plain.)
her for biullliu,' In admiration nt her, vrri
beauty rellectod back toln-r In the 1 .Ifshed
glitbK As sho llngerod thus tle-ro wn- asu.i
den movement of foot iu the hull Ueov. M'
listened. ., ,
"('bailey musn't get Impatient." flm fiur
mured, "I shall not be ready any - ner.
With a tmir In hmid she was 1-1I . '"' ,Z
dolt touch here nnd there the n! .' '"' '"'
noss of the glorious uomjiluai " ' l-'Kl-
bounded ut the door, , t,.'1
"Inn minute." sho swoctli -"el.
Charley I'll bo ready in jn-t " '.',"' Mt pn.
Mie was pluylngtheiuil . "; ".'..utud
gaging deliberation. Tin. kiuti tv.n repeated
louder than before. . , , ,.,,1. .nlna
"Bun for your life" r arc! a r fc J.0,1"
through tho keyhole. " II- h ;" ";, mo'ri to
sho wus looking are nv r h ' ' 'iaoru w
gain abido view 1,1 1 er. . , v' '
"III 11 minute." - - ' ', ' '1 leaned from
"'"IKfaVm;!' 'she' J-'x-' .IM...I r-tulantly, "Iti
does B'eJmub II m. m - .'i " wf0U B
"'fn'rVadiiiBtl'.g h-r c nTuio, bho dislodged
so.n.iro?lhM ' ''",' ,'" hr ''r"'U', C'l9eL
"l'lhiii",'iM." "iaw "'" JWractod shout.
"'''in"1,",!. ''J' 'l 'a."'"llow.h they would
'"i'l'eM.V.t ' ' .'.. i..k -'J "10 Mir counte
nance v,is 1 -1 , '. (. .
It'seelil '1 '."' many imlsy men wore gath
orinl at 1 v ' I" 'b'lld -f her boudoir.
"I'll 1.1 1. . I" n inniule." Bho called. In
dulcet t. n - 1 ncsthnt nattiro roukoBSweet-
est und l " -' "'" "'J0 lt of vomun'
"Tl 10 ilr is tight miner jou."
I H'1 " si 1 I., M
I'l.ll".' 11 gdll.'Clly. ... , , .
Willi a 1.1 -nilling glance nt the counterfeit
r.f 1..1" ml !, she carelessly threw a
cloak, 1 11 bur siigvvy Miouhk-ie and opened
tl-do r ,
Thi'v''wcTo'i.bllged. the stairway belnj
bunnd.totnrry her, down a ladder. huttU;
triumph was her. Neither muii nor tu 6fc
jeftta could mBejrutJJt.letJaerUths.-