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IFORNIA. Folai of Iaterat at Saa Francisco
' ITlslt to Chlaatowa Hoa ,
" i trej and Los Aarelea.
looiKttroitDuci or ss apma!,.I
Montimt, Cau, August 14. More
than 2110 milei from Memphis, on the
rocky shore of the blue Pacific ocean.
Bat the love of home ii Innate In meat
hearts, and mine turns in that direc
tion today, this beautiful, perfect day
in "God's country," a the residents
of California term it. The air as cool
nd inriRoraUng as that of an Ootober
day at home, and tie sun almost as
B right and warm as in May. We felt
fall repaid for our Ions railway ionr-
l I ley of fire nights and days on rsacb-
ins sneh a climate as this. Through
v the fertile farms and prairie of Mis
' ' souri and Kansas, plains and peaks of
Colorado, tandy, arid deserts and
barren, rocky hills of New Mexico and
Arizona ti th green vineyards, orange
; groves and white eandi hills of Soatn-
' era ua'iiornia, wnere some ume was
l .1 1 1 T A
pleasantly )B3eu( uj jaw Auction.
. Sin Diego and vicinity, thence by rail
, I to San F.ancisoo. Bat "the garden
I spot an earthly paradise, truly
was reached later on our arrival at the
Hotel del Monte, near Monterey, on
. '' the Paoifio coast, 125 milei from Sin
,'; Francisco. It would require the skill
' of a much mors practical pen to ade
quately describs the beauty ci tun
; i charming pla:e. While writing I am
' seated in the park which surrounds
5 the hotel, both owned by the Paciflo
! ' . uoaflt improvement company, mo
: extent of their property in thiivlcln
' Jity is 7CO0 acres, 200 of which compose
I the park, and ale under the most per
, 1 feet cultivation green velvet sward,
tall pints, liveoaks, flowers in profn-
slon, and smooth diire, all combining
to make it resemble more a dieam of
I the imajlnat on than a reality. Land
scape gardening is carried to perfec
tion in Oa'iforois. The flower beds
seem more like exquisite embroidery
than anything else I can compare them
to, so varied and extensive sre their
designs. "The An Mia Gardens" (a
portion of the grounds) ii a labyrintb
of bed) containing every known Ta
li f riety of ractll, palms, orchids and
r I mosses. Here all flowers seem to
I bloom at all timet pansies and dabl
J las, side by side wuh the calls lilly,
I , , eta., as in Los Angeles we enjoyed
strawberries (their second crop), rasp
1 , Harries and blackberries, all in season
I together. How it astonished ui then,
- 1 also, to seethe geraniums, heliotropes
". and fuschlas grow to such night, fre-
I I aent'jr peeping in at the second story
; I windows. In connection with Mon-
' terey I mnst not fail to mention th
famous eiRhteen-mile drive, bnllt by
' the above mentioned company. It ex
tends for that dUUnce (eighteen
I miles) through a most varied and
; beautifnl country, embracing at first a
I pine grove, then several miles along
the seashore, past Beal Rck, Lobos
-.. nd Cypress Point, where the
5 Uscena is wild and beautiful,
. ... . -
; O. a sau on iae oiam waters
. a habitation on the rocky ahore, in
i rd again through a dense cypress
i ore, round a monntain (where in
, ! i me plscea the drive is hewn out of
! t 4id rock), down the valley, back to
1 bo Uoiel del Monte (Spanish for "In
ty.'.he Grove"), the puiuls of which open
Dio one as a "haven of reel" or recrea
tion, as one desires the quiet, good
v fare, etc., belni conducive to one. and
r billiard and ball rooms, three lawn
tennis courta, two bowling alleys, etc.,
I to the other. , ,
; Oar stay in San Francisco was ren
A dered most agTeeabla by the delightful
; V weather, occasionally a little too cool,
ft and the many points of in'erest thai
(L wa visited, all of which are most at
1 cesslble, as csble can run with perfect
pjystem in all directions. One of the
' most noteworthy pieces is Golden Gate
ai Park, comprising in all 1000 acre,
,j( where one aeea again the floe land
scape gnruouiiiK, m uieguiuueui
conservatoiy filled with the rarest of
df; I .think, however, what we all en-
There are 60,000 Chinese In San Fran-
Mmnn 1R (Wi nf ahnm ara amnlnvad
as servants. Tbe remainder dwell in
a locality composed of about fifty
jblocki, namely, Chinatown. We went
Urongu at mgufc, uaviug urevjuumj
engig'd a detective as guide. Oar
first visit was to their theater, where
wa were seated upon the aUge, this
o affording us a good view of both actors
- and audience. The latter appeared
intensely interested. The women,
not being allowed to sit with the men.
re .were all huddled together in a swell
le baloony. Aa they are not allowed
to act, either, men tate me ismaie
part, attired as women. The strange
jargon (to ns) they talked was eccom-
panted an ins time of anrui peculiar
sounds (I cannot call them mntic)
made ry tne mnsicisns, wno an sat
upon the stage. Tbe scenery never
varied, thouuh the costumes wert
ie ..Hut
90 often changed. Their acting and gee
jut tns were expreaslve, if not impress
I ive. Their plays are sometime! con
I; tinned tor six months or more; each
fnigbt they begin where they left off
the night previous. On leaving bere
rre were conducted to their "Joes
House" (place of worship), which is
- rather difficult of accurate description,
0 with the idol , on a high altar, aur
rounded by arches aad pillari of
r; carved and gilded wood, and oma
I . menta of ivory, bra's, silver, etc. We
: were also shown soma of toeir dwell
Ycng house, at the doors and in the
it vhallways of wblch were bnrclr.j num
ti berleas little sticks of wood, straw and
wax to keep away the evil eplht.
1 They u'ilir-e every particle of apace,
1 ' cutting up what we consider an ordi
nil nary aissd room into eight or ten, with
,juTasa(res eo narrow tbat one person can
jearceiy traverse them without turning
' sideways. In many of tbeae close,
imall rooms (or rather closets) are
li' heir opium dens. In one building,
i',ucd not a isrga one. there live SOU)
i Ooiaeiee.. This buildioa wm formerly
l' the Globe Hotel, tbe oldest hotel in
r (iSan rFrancleco. Tbey have made
r every story into two, consequently,
"hough it only appears three stories
h, it is in reality six. One man
1 "l .usaally rent a whole building,
.. J a sublets each room to other men.
. in .turn will rent a buok or bed
rc(t like ahelves around the 'wall.
'' Athort tiu man v Ath.
' 1 as he wish. If it chances to be
pium den he will tm them so
h opium for "two bit," and they
- recline on these hard bonis and
7a tbe hours away.. A glimpse of
amine ' heu e; was nsxt in order,
iiO'e about twenty-five or thirty
hinamen were all engaged in a fame
?rd with something resembling
v aoes. They appeired esgeriy in
1 i ed, though very orderly, as were
x -boat as many more spectitors.
odinvto a first cues restaurant
amused to see women
i t pa
I od.
J L the
partaking ol a peculiar
uae aisn , wuuiu oe
center of eVn teb'e,
help themselves from it, using the
chop sticka with agility and greedi
neea. . The restaurant was most hand
somely fitted up with rare andart
Istlo Chines and Japanese goods.
Thns ended our visit to Chinatown,
tnougn true to oar feminine instincts,
we returned next day to see tbe stores
and shops, containing a great variety
oi Deanttiul Chinese good;.
It will be with lingering iteps that
we leave this land of flowers, fruit and
balmy air. But this we will have to
do, and anticipate a pleasant trip
homeward, via the Denver and Bio
Grande road, expecting to stop at
Salt Liks City, Lake Tahoe, Denver
and Manitou Springs. a. u. c
Am laMMlble Bavalatlea fas).
elal Character la Prog-ieaa.
Siocs the Queen paid her first visit
to Scotland a slow, peaceful, and at the
same time almost insensible revolu
tion of a socisl character has been in
frogrees, says the London Standard.
a thirty years the Scotch have be
come lees Scotch, sod though possibly
their ingenium perfervxdium might rebel
at the suggestion, more English. Bail
roads, quick poets and telegraphs have
affected them as they bave affected all
other people equally sensible. Edin
burgh is no longer a capital, with the
prejudices and the society of a capital.
Its beauty still makes it a favorite
f dace of reeldonce, while its university,
aw courts and other national
institutions attract to it men of
distinction and culture luch as no
manufacturing town of twice its slse
csn boast. Bat beyond its official
folks, or those engaged in its staple
industry which is education tbe
"gray metropolis of the North" does
not long retain Us men of mark.
They follow the iojmc'.ion of tbe
Aberdonlan who, ts his only legacy,
charged his eon "aye be keepin'
sootb." They ate always keeping
south. The painter whose cinvases
are beginning to be talked oi soon sets
np his easel in Melburv load or Fits
jobn'a avenue. Tbe loreneio genius
seeks his fortune at the EoglUh bar;
the litterateur tris a wider field than
George street or the South bildge;
and toe publishers have, with a lew
exceptions, followed tbe authors,
mott of them now having their prin
cipal establishments in "tbe Row."
An actor, it is one of the greenroom
traditions, is sever , ceitain of
his place on the stage until
he has received the imprimatur
of an Edinburgh audience. But once
this certificate of merit is granted it Is
speedily transferred to London. The
Scottish dialeot is less and less heard
in polite circles, and an Edinburgh
parent of tbe newer regime alms at
his child acquiring a''good English ac
cent." The Soottieh universities are
prosperous enongb, bottoeeristocrscy
have long ceased to eend their sons to
tba nstional seats of. learning. Even
tbe professors, with a' taste which need
not be criticised, will sometimes select
Oxfor J or Cambridge for tbelr sons,
while an English d-gree or sn Eoglisb
academical reputation will, in tbe can
didature for a cbair or the bead mas
tership of a school, far outweigh any
similar distinction of a native order.
As for the kilt In which It Is a conven
tion for a caricaturist always to array
the typical Scot except it may bap
pen to be on an English tourist bound
for Inverness, such a garment is never
seen in the streets of Edinburgh. The
angllflcatlon of the nation is some
times lamented, more often stigma
tised as -a form of provinelal snob
bery. In reality It is inevitable. Tbe
smaller nation must always bs affected
by the larger one, and all things con
sidered, tbe Botch may well forget
Flodden, and blees the day wben their
"nationalism" was crnsbed on Cullo
den moor.
BstwMB th nanist and th ma
flight lumberion tb ilMVlni tars,
And throash itssurt In, an bran,
Ulm Under (Un of tb atari
Btn th iubmI and tb inn.
And so btwcn nr Iot'i lip lli
An entold dimm iBMnt lor mi
Whthr 'twill brlnf m nrarit
Ordol or doabt or Paradit
I known only to tUitinj.
Yet, a I wait, a draam of Uara
BatwMB bareralida and hrrs,
A mrstorv of it tpixara
'lb at hint! of hup and flatter ar
And on bar Hi a bnrat of tlaki,
Aad on bar lid! a rod that die
To ilnaMrona ahadowa that fail aad rlia,
Till. Ml leak luma aim to ,
Ilatween har arlid and bar ejat
Iot liahti hli lamp and langhi at n.
Ft and ifoworri Wtlliamt i lititvn JVniM-
A SJaaamar awtaSle.
"Do you eend your wife and chil
dren to tbe country in tbe summer?"
inqnired a man of a friend.
"Of course."
"And do yon have any fun after
they're gone?"
"Well, I should say so. "
What kind cf fnnT
"Wall, I'll UU you. Bofore my wife
goes away I tell her to set all her bills
toge'hsr, and I give her moaey to set
tle them. Mow, just as soon as she is
fairly ont of tbe city my milkman or
my ioiman or some other tradesmen
sends mo in a bill for goods furnished
about tbree months sgo. He knows
it is probable that I don't know
whether tbe bill was paid or not or
that I cannot find tbe receipt. Then
ho calls at the house about 3 o'clock
In the afternoon for his money, Tbe
servant girl tells him , that
I am at horns , only from
8:30 until 10 a.m., ami at din
ner t'me. Next day ha calls again at
11:30 o'clock a.m., and of course I am
not at home. He does that about tour
days. Theo he puta his bill in the
hands of a collecting agency, and I
Set a letter ioformiog me that if I
on't ray the bill within three or
four days I shall bs sued. If 1 can't
find a receipt for the bill of oouee I
bave to pay it That is to say, 1 did
until recently."
"What doybu do now?"
"I wiite a letter to the collection
people and tell them I am tired of be
ing swindled, and they may sue me
and be boycotted. This thing hap
pens to me every summer, and it is
played enk"
"And ths moral Is?"
."Pasts all your receipts In a book,
and then when the collection fiend
sues you go into court snd stick him
let ths costs." Sev York Tuntt.
"lEiTit AKsuta.
Oht prayers and fmratkti tear " '
For each and aturr 1 1 eurred alfht,
for whoa rinaao rirtqrtoni cheers ,
Far thoee, who early la the laht,
8aw daylight turnln Into nliht
And jleldad an to Vet their span.
Th danted ihield, tbe plareed enlraaa.
8ed atory ia it that the? tell
Of kraT jounf knit ht whoa bnpes, alas I
Br maairar trait, who lihUosrall
Before the foaa tbayeoaid notqaoll; 1
Who found Bo win within tb slut.
For mm there are but 111 equipped
. To face th world : oia weak or will
Ami tome faint hearted, fable lipped,
Fit bat the loweet pout to til,
Hoon ahirerinf with th ooward't chill,
Aad of tb aruiur "ooura ttrippad.
On T 'talatt whoa the fatei are aet,
in thonth rou're tailed oa Trr field
T" tain fair honor't banneret.
Iet kith abor be held each shield,
Kaek oa witk parpete atrona anaald,
J d ea'h tba'l win a Tlftorr ft. ...
Something Abont Their M saners and
Castoms-Tbe Origin of
the Colony.
Eds Wilbelmi McLean, M. D., in
Boston Cburvr.- This little colony of
Zoar has from 200 to 400 people, snd
In no way reaemblea any other sect
known in the United S atee.
Tbelr village is situated in a beauti
ful valley cf Tuscarawas county, Ohio.
For miles tbelr fertile high lands and
and low lands stretch out before you
as you pa s either by rail or carriage,
and by tbe luxuriant verdure of foliage
and rich green fields are easily dis
tinguishable from tbe less highly cul
tivated land of individual proprietor.
No fences mark the boundaries of
their farms; here aud there a clump
of trees marks tbe site of some Iro'attd
houee. mt more than two of these,
probably, to be found on all their land.
Tbey follow tbe old German custom,
live together in a village and go from
there in numbers to tbelr work in the
morning and return at uigbt.
' Beligious - persecution compelled
them to leave Wurtembarg, Germany,
in 1817, to find a free home in Ameri
ca. Joseph lilemler, a teacher and re
ligious enthusiast, headed this little
colony and brought them to tbis conn
try. They landed at Philadelphia, Pa.
He bought them, from Quakers in that
city on long credit in 118. 6500 acres
of the land they nowown.of which tbey
took po'seesion in midwinter. Tbey
wtre almost destitute of money, farm
ing utenrils, food and the necessaries
of life. Tbe land was oovered by for
eats; no settlement were near and
the country abounded in animals of
prey. . .
Bark huts snd leg shanties were
built and aflotded their only shelter.
Tbe hardships of poverty, cold and
hunger were endured. Cutting their
way through heavy timber, grubbing
up tbe underbrunb, breaking tbe
ground snd e'eaning off the stones to
make a fitting soil for tbe cultivation
of tbe oorn aud potatoes which formed
the chief articles of diet.
Instead of the church so ng bell in
vltirg to the house of God on Sundays
the eouod of the trusty rifU was heaid
reverberating among ths hills Veni
son and game, which were abundant,
were stored for the coming week. Tbe
building of the Onio csnal gave th.m
work and means to pay fur tbelr lands ;
tbey took a section and alt bauds la
bored upon it. women included. This
was their beginning; they now own
many thouod scree of the richest
and b'st lsnd in the country, and era
worth several millions ot dollars.
Tbey invest their money in govern
ment bonds, and are large holders of
bank and railway etVooka. They
live together in a small bat substantial
and comfortable village, whose red
tiled roots and church spire hiding in
tbe green trees greet you from a dis
tance with euch f rlendltneea that y a
dream ot the "fatherland."
The Wirtbsbaus waa built soon after
the first winter, and waa open to trav
elers straying tbat way. Mine in tbe
kitchen as cook and "Fraa Winkain"
scon had a reputation for as excellent
dinner, and tor many years to go to
Zoar for one of Mina'a "dinneia" was
considered a rare treat by those who
had lived e'en eo far as 100 miles
la 1832 the Wirtbsbaus was rebuilt.
Their church Is ot red brick, witbout
arshiteetnral beauty, either outside or
In, and ita only ornament is a very
large and handsome pipe organ.
They are a people very fond of
music, and have several cf the very
beat modern plsnoa and otber instru
ments in their various homes and in
the Wlrtbshaus. One of the greatest
delights to me when a child was to be
ttken to the house of "Alferi Frits,"
tbe cabinet maker, and bs shown tbe
little old piano tbat he hsd himself
made. He would play for me "Bound
ing Billows." and the music and sonn
of his folk lore by tbe hoar, and tien
carefully, as if he loved it dearly,
show me his work of ark, or rather, as
be called it, his "weibthen"-little
lilemler used to preach to the Zoar
ites every Sunday. One of the
thoughtful members, after these Sun
day preachings, went home and care
fully wrote down these sayings of
Blnraler as he remembered them.
After Blemler's death they were
ga'hered together and printed, and are
now read from tha pulpit every Sun
day by a litt e white-haired old man
with gold-rimmed spectacles and a red
bandana bandkerdef which he uses
vigorously at every period.
Their dead are burled witbout tbe
least ostentation. The body is put
into a rough box covered with straw,
and at night is lowered into the grave,
tbe relatives and friends never asking
oor knowing where. They mourn in
si'ence and without any outward rign.
In a large whita building opposite
the .Wiitbsbaus, called the "store,"
Uvea old Barbara, her fnce all seamed
and wrinkled with care and age, her
white hair combed straight back from
her faoe, and a little tight fitting while
cap tied nnder the ehm. Shs oomes
to greet you, knitting in hand, as yon
enter. This building is dsvoted to tha
storing of tha quaint and curious
articles, many ot them manufactured
by tha villagers In ths old German
Each member of the locietv is en
titled to bis share of tha goads, every
thing being owned in common; but
shou d any one leave, whioh is always
optional, ha goes without anything.
Any one may join none are obliged
to star- Ha who would join binds
himself for one year: if dlsmt'sfied, be
leaves, taking what ba brought with
htm ; it contented, a second year
passes. He becomes a member, but is
allowed no vote.
At the beginning of the third year
be signs his propei ty, it he has any, to
the eocioty, bat if he then leaves he
takes nothing with him. ;
For many reasons tbey prefer poor
peop'e to jo n them, aa they ate mors
eertaln to remain.
All vote, tbe young men at 21, the
Soung women at 18. At these ages
iey sign the constitution ot the so
eioty. Originally their leader gov
erned them; a large house waa built
for him and be was tbelr law giver.
Ua died, and in his place a successor
was appointed, but at tbe same time
three trustees were elected who hold
office as long sa trustworthy, which In
each cate so f.r has been a life time.
Aa ear y as 1821 a grist mill wss
built, snd a race construe'ed to it
Tbis old mill, now no longer in use,
is a picturetque place oovered by En
glish ivy, with tbe gray monld lying
on the old stone wall, the broken mill
wheel covered by green lichens snd
mosse, and the limpid water rippling
over the stones losing itself in ths
woods close by ( tha red tiled roof with
Its stiff wooden weather cock flying on
top, make one feel as if suddenly traos-
B'anUd into one of tha mill regions of
e Black forests.
- "w . .... . ta. , i.
now in use, and la built further down
the stream.
A woolen factory, vbere the wool
from their sheep is made into home
spun, yarn, blankets and flannels, and
linen aWo woven for personal and
household usee, ia atlll in vogue. A
striking peculiarity to an American is
the entire absence of any cotton
fabrics ; everything tbat can be is made
of pore white linen. A planing mill,
foundry and furnace, all were t-uilt
and are now in use. One of ths finest
herds of Durham cows, sleek, fat and
shining, being from 160 to 200, can be
seen every mnrolng end evening,
driven by the Kub-hist and his dog
back and forth from the pssturee to
their large bsrns. These cows have
always seemed to me to be remarkably
intelligent ; each cow knows her own
stall, and qu etly goes along nntll she
comes to it, turns in and s ajs there
nntil the milking is over.
Here yon see the veritable milkmaid.
All tbe young girls in the village goto
milk; their drsesee are tucked into the
belt, the while sleeves of tbe linen
chemise, which comes h'gh up to tbe
throat, are rolled np over the arm, a
bucket of rich foaming milk is bal
anced on tbe head, acd with one arm
akimbo and ba-d on hip, tbe other
steadying tbe bucket, they go to tbe
mllkhouee to empty the milk into a
huge tank, when as much as is needed
is distributed to tbe viltagers and tbe
remainder made into butter and a pecu
liar kind of chene. This milking of
tbe cows is considered by visitors who
go to stay during the summer months
the mott en ertaining sight there.
Cons'ance Fenimore Woolson, tbe
novelist, used to frequent this little
village every summer. She had a
bathhouse built on the mill race, snd
the Z ar people tell me that she wonld
sit on the s'eps the whole day long,
with the water running over her,
while she read acd wrote. She wrote
several ehortstories about the Zoarites,
and one of them fell into their bands;
it contained some misrepresentations,
which angered tbem, and she was
never tolerated there afterwards.
Women and girls work In tbe fields
during harvest time. A nursery wss
in vogne until recently, where all
oung children and babies were sent
and uksn ca-e of by the colored
women, who were incapacitated for
other work.
Bat now hard labor is not necesmry
for the women, and they devote more
time to their families and homes.
One bakery and laundry answers for
all; they bake only the nnlcaven
The small honey cakes tbat are
rarel given to strangers I have
through special kindness -been ofieo
allowed to eat, and I can vouch for
their delicionsoeiM.
A brewery, snd large garden of two
acrea, where only flowers aad orna
mental shrubbery are grown, with a
conaervatory attached, filled with rrs
and bsaotlful plant, completes the
list ol interesting objects.
The gardener, Simon Bieler, and his
wife, Mary, are two Important people.
Mary is tbe midwife, the old doctor
being dead. She, scientifl ally in
structed; ushers into existence the
babymembeia of tbe society. The
gardener ia at the sama time sehool
teacher and Justice ot tha Peaee, and
an extremely pleasant and well edu
cated man.
But time bfg-'ns to moderafze these
people; the change is very marked
since a few years; railroads are pass
ing through tbelr village and lands,
bringing more of tbe stir and bnstla of
tha outside world than has ever been
there, and the orginal entbusiaete are
dying off and aging, and the younger
members bring innovations never
dreamed of by their elders.
Tbe most marked change is in their
mode of dieea. The youngest mem
bers no longer drees either themselves
or their littla children in the "quaint
street garb of yore" ; but instead, tbe
furbelow and the flounce holds sway.
If "old Mine," tbe cook, who has
been dead and gone "this many a
year," conld turn back and look into
tbe Wirtbsbaus kitchen of today, and
see the old tile stoves gone, and in their
Elaoe, large modern ranges, I think
er sweet, old face; would wear a
puzaled look.
Their religion, as near ss I can get
it, is this: Their first loader, Bieraler,
founded his belief in the simpl'ciry,
purity and celibacy of Jesus Christ
This ne gave to his followers as their
There was no marriage for the first
five years cf his reign, but finding
that the laws of natnra are compul
sory laws, that little crying waifs were
found in all sorts of places, snd that
the society would in all probability
come to an untimely end, be parsed a
decree that each man shenld take
unto himself a wife, which is followed
to thia day, mfcking tbem a moral,
honest, simple people and a rich ana
thriving community.
Time will, no doubt, wipe out the
sect, as many ot the present genera
tion leave to go to the neighboring
cities, reeking for themselves otber
no PEBrKT weiK att ood's.
I will build," ntd th arokitoeU "nan.
aiont aim fair.
Marble eoluaaed, aad itaUlr and trend.
Mammoth domed, perfection bate, turret
and stair.
And the, winds tb fan of th bailder
ahall bear
T Ik aUermott part f (b land."
"I will Mlat," said tb artUt, "aplokar
nl.l..a tl.t.J . ,1 J--111 ..!..
.muuvn hwu Bill. -VBU.ri.IIJ l..IQIj
Th world tkall bow dowa to thia picture of
For I'll dip ay bratk la tb rlrer of Ume.,
And th Ilihtt oi Urnlt7 paint."
"I will writ," eakl tb post, "a beautifnl
.lathe tier sad ateentth of my mltht. :
I will liberate truth. Tb ihaoklM ot wvoaf
Shall be brokea, aad tia, red kaadd aaq
' Pha'l be tlala by th werdt I shall write."
'Neelh th broad dome of Uearea'a enolr
elinf blae. ,
Solptnrd oolumm, reared ttately and
And tb arohlttot tailed a th palao frew.
But the Saier ot Tia pieroed the eolumaa
Urentk. . ,
While the aoa&talnt, God's bnlldiai.
- stood fait,
Tb plotar larked loaethlag wklcb slowed
oa takraaat
Of tke ana wka ihtaeaeet aarolled,
The beat of the poem wat aever xprerd.
Maa'ttraadeat aahltrtment is droaa at tba
Compared with Qed'a labor of told. . -Ho
OertwVi lrpt ut litirmry t'e.
ataas asave eeeuas aywaaietsa. .
Life: Stranger I see ya advertise
board with home comforts?
Landlord Yee, air,
Stranger Any abaters 'boat tha
placs? , . .
Landlord Not a mosquito wtiht
forty miles. '
Stranger Well, Pm serry, 1 I've
llvtdin New Jersey nigh on to sixty
year, an' ths bum of a skeeter is mnsio
to me.. I'm looking far board, stranger,
but I'm an old man, an' I can't tit
along 'thout home comforts. Good
day- ' .
The Praia afWaaaataaa, .
Like tha tamons article Itself, Is in
almost everybody's month. Tbe peo
ple koow that it preserved as well as
beautifies the tevMh. Heace it is tha
standard Tooth Wash oi tbe period.
1 w (Ija l.t,H
Its Wealth of Aaclent Belies Fam
ily Tokens of the IrUh
Leader's Bojhoed.
New York Star: Bumor has it tbat
tbe Tory element In Bordentown, N.
J baa begur local campaign against
tbe home - le issue by a series of at
tempts a', repine and pillage upon tbe
"Old Ironsides" homestead, the patri
mony of Mrs. Delia Parnell, which
has been identified with tbe cause of
Ireland for a quarter of a century.
Placards, on which the following le
gend ia printed in type bold enough
to chill tbe blood of every villain and
outlaw in New Jersey ornament trees,
rocks and store windows in and around
the hill top towns of Bordentown, N.
J. :
Twenty dollars reward offered for
the detection of the villains who, on
the nights of August 15th and 16'h,
destroyed fences and barricaded the
spproach to the Parnell estate. Infor
mation leading to tbe arrest of these
outlaws will rewarded as above by
Not one of the 5000 population of
Bordentown bad up to hut midnight
earned tbat $20. Tbe only police ex
ecnt ve in the place Is a Marshal, ad
vanced in year, and decorated with a
bodge which bears in La'ln the diplo
matic axiom: "Discretion is the bet
ter part of valor." As tbe Parnell es
tate les about half a mile out of the
"citv limita." and beyond tbe Mar
shals jurisdiction, popular sentiment
is in favor of allowing Mac a$er8!evin
to earn bis own $20. Thoroughly con
vinced of this, Mr. Slevin bas located
spring guns In hidden places, and car
ries a deadly weapon in his pocket and
a terrible intention in his mind.
The estate comprises 2 5 acres of the
richest farming land snd the most pic
turesque pUceof forest in tbe country.
It stretches eastward over the bills
from the bsnkj of the Raritan river at
i s widest par'. A mile to tbe north
tbe river receives the mule power com
merce of tbe Delaware and Raritan
Canal, that runs through a halt dozen
locks into Trenton, about ten miles
sway. Tbe homestead Itself stands
upon a high bluff, around tbe base of
which coils tbe single track of the
Amboy division of the Pennsylvania
railroad. A hundred hlsh and ancient
trees, oak, ash, hemlock and elm, hide
with their overarching branches tbe
two story and a' tic frame house, that,
uninhabited and ytt richly fur
nished, faces the broad, sunlit
surface of the Raritan river.
A sandy lane, at right angles with
tbe highway, tuos tor an eighth cf a
mile westward, and stops at the great
swinging gate which offers entrance
so one end of a wide, . well kept car
rier way- ot semi -circular form that
leads to snd away, from tha rear plaisa
of "Old Ironsides Parterres of In x
urtat flowering 'jilast. spangle tbe
greea, woodland meadowed lawn on
evarv aide, and the view to the east
ward inoludea the broken horisson of
hill aummikF, patches ot ripening
grain, yallow and billowy, and dark
stretches of woodland, intersected by
weary looking roads of red New Jer
sey soiL
Over the rear plazas of tha home
stead is built a large conservatory with
walla ef glass, that holds now only a
few dead . garlands and bloesomltei
cacti. Tha windows in the peaked
roof and in the weather-whitened
walla are all closed with wooden shut
ters. No spirals of blue amoke curl
np from the chimneys, no footsteps
disturb the dost deposit ot years, no
voices awaken the echoes that want
out ot existence exactly four yeara
On August 20, 1882, Miss Fannie
Parnell died in tbe ,blg northwestern
chamber up stairs. She was a poet
re, and if tbe life-size Oil portrait that
testa upon an eaeel in the deserted
drawing room down stairs, is faithful
to her features (and the neighbors ssy
it is), she was a very beautiful young
woman of about 27 vers, with great
brown eyes, small rea Hps and an ex
pression of qniet dignity. . She died
ot consumption. Since that day her
mother, Mrs. Delia Parnell, has never
lived tor any length, of time in tbe
houee of the old commodore, her
father. Beautifully situated, ss it is,
roomy snd homelike, the mother of
tha most successful stat:sman of Ire
land today prefers the hurly-burly of
the city to the repote of ' Old Iroc
aides." .
It is not to be supposed that Mrs.
Farnell shares tbe superstitious dread
of tha old houss that tbe neighbors
evince. . Not one of the practical farm
era or their ever busy wives would
sleep ene night in the bouse for any
ooeaderation. Yet there are no evi
dent es of ghostly visitation to be found
within. The lofty, frescoed rooms on
tha first floor are : all carpeted with
flowered Brussels, and an occasional
Turkish rug gives an air of luxury to
the interior. The furniture is mahog
any and is made in the styles ot an en
tire century. The dining room opens
directly en the front: piaazi and its
windows overlook the broad plateau
and glimpses of ! tha river csn be
caught between the trunks of. venera
ble trees.
: The library is entered through an
arcade to the south of the dining
room. Here are antiquated book
eases with diamond shaped panes ot
glass protecting from tha dust several
hundred books of very- diverse char
acter. The books of John Adams, in
handsome leather binding, stand aide
by side with Mark Twain a light and
airy aketches of ths humorous features
ot travel and domestic life, 1 All the
more ocst y books have been removed,
however, to Mrs. Parneli's city home.
Orer ths antique stone fireplace is
hug a war painting of the gloomy
Ii nte thai betray tbe brush of an old
master. ' y n
! There are very maoy family tokens
ef Charles Stewart Pameil's boyhood.
The old sun dial on the bluff ever the
river, which awakened his thirst for
scientifle . mysteries, . is still there,
borne of the books in the library bear
his autograph and margin quotations,
and in the attic, a-e a few old fash
ioned tops and an old velocipede that
are said t) have been his property.
The father of St Clair McKelwav,
editor in chief of the Bro klyn Eagle,
was the family physician for Commo
dore Steward, snd Mr. McKelway
himself remembers tbe days long past
when young Parnell and himself were
dots together. Charlea 8iewait could
fight his way even in those days.
Curious brlc-a-bracs and fabrics from
female fingers, old portrai's, little
carvel bracelets supporting souvenirs
of foreign trawl, festoons cf elephant
tusks and tha eins of wild tropical
animals, old a' boms filled with ths
faces ot dear friends and the auto
graphs of men and women known and
unknown to history; in fact, every
species of domestic treasure, tome of
intrinsic value and some priceless from
old associations, fill the old homestead
and all these th!np ae protected from
vandal bends partly by the belief that
the house Is haunted and jpartly by
tbe prowess of Edward Slevin.
This "care taker" is an Iiishman of
middle ige and a bachelor. Honesty
and patriotism sre the only emotions
that bis heart can fesl. He is the only
man in Bordentown who dares to
sleep in "O d Ironeider." He takes
his meals at tbe house ol a farmer in
his employ and associates wiih no-one
except when business demands i'. He
bears ths reputation of being a tough
customer to interfere with, and his de
votion to Mrs. Parnell is shown by toe
admirably tbrilty condition of har es
tate. Ths house barn is filled with
hsy and grain, the fields are fully cul
tivated and the fences are kept in per
fect repair.
Mrs. Pamell wrote to ber macager
just before she left for Chicago last
week that ou her return she might net
f or a few days at the old homestead.
Slevin is therefore making great
preparations torso unusual a vieita
tion. It was nearly a year sgo when
the mother of Charles Stewart Parnell
last rams to Ironsides. She remained
eight days, and memories were too op
pressive for a longer stay iu the ieo
lated house. She is 72 years old, and
Slevin ears he can notice berincreaed
feebleness every time he sees her. II
has been in her employ many years.
The Star published tbe fact about a
month tgo tbat Mrs. Parnell has made
her will. This estate Is the priucipxl
part of ber property. ' There is a mort
gage upon it, but not for a quarter of
its value. The expenditure of a few
thousand dollars wonld transform it
into a veritable paradise. I's location
is unsurpassed for beauty of environs
and facilities of access. But for ths
activity and aggressive character of
Sievin the place would ba in ruins
lon an.
And Commission Merchants,
260 and 268 Front St., Memphis Tenn.
3 T T..TRn
Late J. T. LaPrade k Co.
No. 304 Front street, : Memphis, Tenn.
wHarlnt retired frsm tb BaddUry and Htraw bulnett and opened aa offle at abtte,
w ar plowed to aanoane n ear frieidt ad th pnblio tenerally tbat we are now prepared
to terr Item la oar aw eapeeitr. Katurnln thaakt fo' th Vary liberal patroaate ax
tended at in th.ld lin, w trati So merit and riT a fBA,I7f,RTVACo7-
LangatafT Bn tiding,
322 and 324 Main Street
ww -ra w "w n "wvrr w w "SE
" taatfiaa av M-MJit
ti. n. mm & co.
Doens8aeh,niinda,1troldiafrf,Kll kinds f Door and Window
Frame, Bracket1, Scroll-Work, Itongh and Dressed
Lumber, Shingle, Lath, Water Tanks,
All kladaof Wood Work Executed at Short Notice.
Nos. 157 to 173 Washington street, Memphis, l enn.
256and 258 Front streeta Memphis Tenn,
J. C. NEELY. '
. 8. H.
- - And Commission Merchants,
Wo. 367 JFront Street, t - Mcmphts. Tenn.
loszra areABatAHT.
294 Front Street. Opposite CnBfons Ilotsse.
, i , ;, , ( OP MXMPniS, TEXX.
. OFFICE-S3 Kadlaoa St. (Deaoto Bank BnUdlaf).
DinnoTO x a :
Fwpamd with etrfat to fnrlfy. Stiwtl; m
JIlrtifulM. DT.Prtae'aBaklnfr PrwoeroWtaa
no AmmontrUJm.,Alam or Phonphatj. Tj"J
KxtraaW, VaoUla, Lemon, etc,HaTor oalMoaalT.
PRa iAKNO POWDHt CO.' Chkaga awt SLLsM
A book oflOOpace.
lb beat book (or
anfttlrei titer to oon-
newspaper! and eatlmttes o'.tb ooat of ad
Tartitlnc. Tb adTortiaer whi want; to ipend
on dollar, nndi tn:it itbe Information he re
qairei, whit torffhlm who will lnreit on
hundred thontandldollart lnf.edTer turn t. .
tohem it lodiold whioh will Beet hit
Terr requirement, or an b made to do to
by ilifht obantea eaallr arrid; at by eorre
tpondeno. Oa hundred ana flftr-thro
ditiont have been tuned. Bent, pottuaid,
to any addreaiior ten Dtp it. Apply tg OBJ).
lor Honta Honaro . -'ew Y"-' BCTSS
LaU with J. 1. LaPrade k C
lUtinuRa ran I

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