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The Iowa Sapreme Court bas do?
cided that stockholders of a corpora
- tion have a right to examine the reo*
ords at any time.
The Bishop of Coventry, England,
who recently got married, made every
. body laugh on his return from his
honeymoon by preaching a sermon on
the topic "The Penitent's Return.''
The fruit and market garden busi
ness of the South now brings into that
section $39,000,000 a year and the
Atlanta Constitution predicts that in
the next few years it will be doubled;
Recent statistics show, especially in
European countrie?, that tho number
of horses used in cities and towns in
creases every year in a more rapi I
proportion than thc population of the
same, and is owing, no doubt, to the
greater number of public conveyances
and tho traffic steam and electricity
bring. _
The islanders of Cuba and Malagas
car are better defended by their epi
demic maladies than by their armo I
forces, maintains the New York Tri
bnne. Tho former aro always on
guard, requiring no commissariat and
running up no burdensome bill of ex
penses. In her campaign against tho
Hovas, Franco loses fivo tim)3 a?
many soldiers by the coast fever is sho
loses in combat, and Spain fare ? sim
ilarly ia her operations agnuifc t'10
Cubans. The dragon protectiu* tas
garden ol Hesperus was not so potent
a defender as the islands find* in the
pestilences which ride their torril
airs, raining contagion 01 thalr in
vaders. Both armies call for rein
forcements; neither ha; hal muc'i
sncoess thus far. and their most po
tent enemy is beyond tho reach of
their bullets or bayonets.
The student ol the world's political
history will do well to keep close
watch of Russia, suggnests the Path
finder. From an obscure, semi-civil
ized Nation she has pushed herself
forward among the first-rate Po .rori
of Europe. Within, she is unlergoing
an industrial transformation tu it fe w
outsiders realize. Her petroleum, her
wheat-these products aro miking
her prominent in the markets of tho
world, and her people are on the point
of waking np to their destiny. With
^nt; she-is fast taking a ^omta-*n-fc--po
aition among the Powers of Europe
and Asia. Sho owns all of North
Asia, has under construct io 1 the
greatest transcontinental railway ever
attempted, has nudged China off bor
der territory, bullied Japan ont of a
little well earned slice of Caiueso
mainland, is racing with England for
the control of thoso keystone table
lands of Central Asia, an I now wants
her say in the Suez Caua!. Surely,
Russia has ambitions, and with cool
heads to lead her she ha3 goo I chance?
of making a broad impression on thc
future of Europe and of tho world.
If tho coming woman is not enougt
of an athlete, it will not be the fault
of Cornell University. The trustee*
of that institution have just appropri
ated $50,000 for au addition to thc
present gymnasium for women stu
dents; workmen are already laying
tho foundations. The work will be
carried on so rapidly that when the
college opens next fall Cornell will
possess the largest aad best equipped
gymnasium exclusively for women in
the world. There will be rowing ma
chines, flying rings and trapezes,
chest weights and springboards, and a
huge swimming tank. When Cornell
was made a co-educational institution,
upon the highest portion of the oam
pns was erected an immense building
cnlled Sago College. It was in this
building tho young women of Cornell
were supposed to live and stud j, al
though they recited in the regular
college recitation rooms with the
young men students. At that time,
however, there were only seventy-five
or a hundred women in the university.
Now there are over two hundred
women in it, and nearly one-half ol
them live either with parents oi
friends in tho city, or in quarters in
some of the professors' houses. Thc
new gymnasium will be for the use of
the women students, although those
living outside will probably not be re
quired to take part in the prescribed
exercise. The new building is 100 by
fifty feet long.
Discovered tho Art ot DU U KI ! G?ttin?
Tho art of cutting and polishing
diamonds was unknowu until 1435,
when it was discovered by Louis Ber
quen, of Brnges. In speaking of the
size of diamonds the term carat is
used. This is tho name of a bean
whioh was used in its drio.l state by
the natives of Afrioa in weighing gold,
and in India in weighing diamonds.
Though the bean is not used for this
purpose now, ^he name is retained,
and the oarat is nearly four grains
troy.-New York Mercury.
Accurate Test for B>giis Gean.
An accurate scientific method has
been discovered for distinguishing
preoious gems from fraudulent imita
tions. It is known that scales how
ever delicately coustructeJ, ar? not
Always reliable. The new method con
sists in floating tho stone to be tested
in a very dense liquid. Several liquids
lused in the experiments are mora
,than three and a naif times as densa
las water. The liquids are not corro
sivo or in any way dangerous.
Tho Land ?is Given Away - One
Hundred Jfamllles ut Work
on the Ravenswood Kuna
oa Long Island..
MERICAN travelers oa thc
European Continent aro o?
ten greatly shocked by see
ing women working in the
fields along with tho men, and come
home oon2iratnlating thennelres that
they Jive in a country where such
things oannot be; but now, writes
Miriam Dunley in the New York Re
corder, there aro womel farmers in
America ; and so far from feeling it a
hardship, they are as happy as chil
dren over their work.
On tho Ravenswood farm in Long
Island City, under the management of
the Association for Improving the Con
dition of the Poor, men, woman and
children all work in the fields to
gether. Five women have farms of
their oWn, and do almost all thc work
These farms are the resnlt of an ex
periment rando last year by thc Mayor
of Detroit, in which he 'attempted to
convert to the use of the idle poor tho
lands lying ia and ?roan I tho city.
Tho plan succeeded so well that a
dozen committees visited Detroit dur
ing the summer to investigate and re
f>ort on the work, and this year simi
ar experiments aro being tried in
New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Bos
ton, Buffalo, Toledo, St. Paul, Minne
apolis and other cities. In New York
the A. L C. P. undertook the work,
and 300 acres of land in Long Island
City were placed at its disposal by
Mr. William Steinway. The use of
other lots was also given, but as yet
only forty-eight ?cres in Long Island
lion. The money for seed, fertilizers
and other expenses was supplied by
Mr. Fulton Cutting. The work is in
charge of a superintendent, Mr. J. W.
Kjelgaard, and instruction is given to
any who may be in neod of it. A
quarter of an acre is given to each
persoD, and there is also a co-opera
tive farm.
About 100 families are at work on
tho Ravenswood farm, nearly all )iv
ing in New York, and going over to
Long Island once or twice a week, or
oftener if necessary. They are noti
fied by postal when the lots need
cultivation. Often a mau brings his
wife and family just for an outing.
One paterfamilias bas built a little
playhouse for his progeny, about three
feet by two and just as high os the
fence which forms one side of it ; and
in this edifice six children, from tbreo
months up to twelve years, shelter
themselves from tho sun while their
father and mother are hoeing tho po
tatoes or gathering the vegetables.
The lot next to this ono is worked
by a woman, Mrs. Adolf Boldengerd,
whose two little childreu, whilo sho
works, play in a little tent that ?ho
makes by bending down the branches
of a tree, aud spreading a shawl over
them. Mrs. Boldengerd cau't speak
English, but by means of her little
girl and the limited amount of Ger
man at my disposal, I managed to
mako her understand that I wantod to
know how she liked farming, as com
pared with other occupations by
which sho had attempted to earn
"Oh, besser!" she answered, her
face brightening with a smile that was
as "wide" as Trilby's, if not so beau
tiful. "Viel besser !"
Mrs. Boldengerd is often at work at
five o'clock in the morning, and, of
course, has all her housework to do,
besides, her iarming. Her husband
worss on the co-operutive farm.
The other lour women who have
fax ms are Mrs. Doecel, Mrs. Peterson,
Mrs. Cornelius, and a bright little
Swiss woman who raises bigger cab
bages than any one else, and won't let
her ?amo bo pnfc in tho paper. She
secnred her 6nccess by burning the
rubbish on her lof, and using the
ashes as a fertilizer, a method om
ploycd in Switzerland, she says. She
has tried a great many ways of earn
ing her living, has beon a coir, a
laundress and a dressmaker, but pre
fers farming to all, and says she hasn't
been a? well for years as sbo is this
Mrs. Peterson doo? all the work of
her quarter acre herself, and is at
home washing on Monday, Tuesday
and Weduesd?y besides, and yet she
says she never bofore felt so well as
.she does now. Mrs* Peterson's hus
band started the farm, but got some
thing else to do soon after, and hi3
wife undertook tho work and was very
glad to do sn.
Mr:?. Doecel has a little moro than
tho usual quarter-acre, and has no
help pxcept a little from her husband,
who has been ill and can't do mach.
Sho herself has some kind of an en
gagement in a store, and has to get a
day off when sho wants to attend to
her farm, but tho keeps it. in first
class order, nevertheless. Like most
of tho other femulo agriculturists she
learned the art iu Europe. One of
her children, a little girl of "fonr, is
just out of a hospital, and enjoys the
sunshine and dirt immensely.
Aside from these women who have
farms of their own, there are more
than a dozen who work with their hus
bands, makins about twenty-five in
all, and Mr. Kjelgaard says they are,
without exception, the best farmers ou
the place. He attributes this partly
to the care of all growing things that
seems to be innate in most feminine
breasts. To these women of the tene
ments the fresh air and san3hine are
like heaven. They care for their cab
bages as tenderly as the geranium in
the window at home, and a potato
blossom is as beautiful to them as a
rose. Many of them do the work un
der great disadvantages, and the
enargy and perseverance they display
is something wonderful. One woman
is often seed weeding \vith her baby in
her arm, and others carry their chil
dren all the way from the ferry to the
farm, a distance of more than half a
mile. Tho man who has made most
money out of bis farm oxres all his suc
cess to his wife, as she has peddled and
found a market for his products. He
docs farm work, Mr. Kjelgnrd says,
but his wife is his business manager.
The effect of the experiment on all
the tenants, both male and female, has
been beneficial in tho extreme, men
tally PB well as financially, and it is
certain that thc work will bo con
tinued next year on a much larger
scale. One gentleman intends to de
voto some land in Northern New York
to the purpose, and will givo the lots
outright to the tenants. The work is
attracting the widest attention, and
letters about it are contiuualiy bciug
received, not only from all over Amer
ica, but from Europe as well.
Why Egypiiaus Ma le Jlumaites.
Tho Egyptians believed that tho
soul lived only as long as thc body en
dured, hence their reason for embalm
ing tho body to make it last as long
as possible. It is estimated that alto
gether there aro 400,000,000 mum
mies in Egypt.-Detroit Free Press.
- WIBI -
Always So.
Would Not Only Usp Tools", but Could
31 a kc Them.
If any being'cf?nld,.lay claim to tho
title of "Thc Masing Link," that
being, animal, nian-brnte, call him
what you wiU, pays a writer
in the Sketch, was indubitably Con
sul, for certainly lie was the most
extraordinary specimen ever brought
within the ken of civilization. Of the
chimpanzee species ho varied so much
from tho ordinary anthropopitheens
troglodyte that his exact scientific no
menclature? is a matter of doubt. Cer
tainly he displayed aa amount of in
telligence, a development of brain
power, far in excess of that possessed
by any mere animal, and, as far as one
is able to judge, approximating to the
mental caliber of primitive man-mau
before he hid the power of articulate
speech, and when the art of tool-mak
ing was as yet unknown.
Consul could not only uso tools but
make them, aud of his own initiative;
his observation, adaptability and rea
soning powers being such that, when
ho keenly felt the want of au imple
ment for a specific purpose, he set to
work to construct one, his principal
efforts in this direction being devoted
to the fabrication of ke.ve, in order to
got out of his cage. Those he fash
ioned ont of teaspoons, splinters of
wood, or any odd trifles.
Consul had received n certain
amount of "elementary education" in
his native home, Central Africa,where
he lived some timo at a trading sta
tion, being named after the British
Consul. Ho was eventually shipped to
England and placed in the Zoologioal
Gardons, Manchester, in June, 1893.
Here ho could bo seen on any fine
day, promenading thc gardens in be
coming costume and taking tho live>
liest interest in his surroundings. He
quickly becamo thoroughly at home,
his remarkable amiability, fondness
for fun, his love of children, and his
attachment to human beings gener
ally, milking him a conspicuous favor
ite. Ho soon learned to take his
meals with propriety, usc his servi
ette, pass his plato for more food,
pour out his own tea or uncork his
bottle of lemonade, fill his glass and
drink with decorum, and otherwise
qualify himself for what he dearly
loved-invitations to dine out.
Like other gifteil persons among hir
himanous brethren, Consul's constitu
tion was somewhat frail, and thus it
happened that in October, 1891, he
succumbed to disease.
Value ot Foreign Silver Coins.
A general increase in tho value of
foreign silver coins is shown in the
official statement issued by Mint Di
rector Preston. It shows:
April 1 July 1,
Coia=. 1805. 1895.
Boliviano of Bolivia.?0.441 ?0.486
Peso of Central American States .411 .486
Shanghai tani of China. .652 .718
Hail; wan tnel of China.V2t? .800
Tien-Tsin tad of China.692 .761
Cho-Foo tool o? China.683 .751
Peso of Cnloinhea.441 .186
Sticro of Eeuador.441 .486
Kupee of India.210 .231
Yen of Jnpnu.47'l .542
Dollar of Mexico.47!) .528,
Ki an of Persia. 081 .088
Sol of Bern. .441 .486
lilllie <>f Russin.353 .385
Mahbud cf Tripoli.398 .43S.
The JIj story of Breams.
People who have tried to draw the
linc separating thu natural from the
supernatural will lind a now problem
in tho fact that Mrs. Birch, whose hue
baud was murdered Sunday morning,
claims to have seen the whole course
of tho tragedy in a dream, waking just
in timo to receive the news of her
husband's death. The records of the
Society for Psychical Investigation
includo too many instances of this
sort for tho apostles of tho common
placo to controvert. That thero is a
certain second flight, a mental clair
voyance, waking ur sleeping, which
science cannot explain is too thorough
ly demonstrated to permit ot further
doubt.-Chicago Chronicle.
A Big Duck Ranch.
A big duck ranch at Daraarisootta,
Me., is making considerable profit for
its proprietor. With twelve large in
cubators he has raised about 25,003
ducks this season, and marketed them
in Bostuti and this city ut prices rang
ing from thirty to forly couts a
Tho (Jerraau Buudesrath will put la
force severe measures of cattle quar
antine atruiast all infeoted countries.
ons as to tho Most Eflfeotlvo
of Uslnjr. tho Latter
: Dainty Accessories to
a Costume. "?.
EADDRESSES liko that pic
tured herewith,which is com
posed ohiefly of two big
bowe, supplemented by Mer
ngs, a bunch of violets and a
ette, nre what have made side
eombs^fashionnble. Though these tiny
ornaments are becoming to many of
their fearers, they should not bo used
unlesslthe hair is very pretty. If tho
looks ire not handsome of themselves
let the! forehead be made a point of
display, and don't attract attention
from lp and to the hair by jeweled or
elaborate combs. This is for the same
reaaoijjthat rings should not be put
on an .ugly hand to call attentiou to
its lack of beauty and perhaps divert
attent|on from a pretty wrist or arm.
Side combs and other ornaments are
not worn for their own display, but
for added emphasis to a personal
beauty. If the hair is pretty and the
head js well shaped, then you can wear
almost as many ornaments in tho hair
as the-'little Jap'maiden. One may,
for instance, held down the sido locks
Two pretty wraps for little gir
firsf;^one is made in tan-colored sei
c?Jggedged in scallops with brown
arrangement of an embroidered fril
of wide ribbon on the crown. The
girl. It is mndo of blue-stono cashi
lace outlining a yoke front and ba
joining of tho sleeves', and is tioil iu cl
by side combs; a tall, square comb
may back the big coil at the top of the
head; a 6ort of fillet may bind the
brows, a richly jeweled ornament
rising at tho parting in Diana-like
fashion, and then oue or two jeweled
pins may be thrust through where tho
effect will be the best and most s trikiug.
Maybe the effect may be a little bar
baric if considered as display of orna
ments, but when considered as an em
phasis for tho beauty of a ?racefully
carried head, a wealth of well smoothed
tress and tho lift of a lovely neck, that
is quite another matter. ' You might
add still another comb if you can lind
.Returning to tho dress that appears
in the picture beneath tho mentioned
headdress, know, first, that it is of
blue wash silk and untrimmed as to
skirt. The blouse waist is baggy clear
across the front instead of only in tho
center, and its fullness in tho back is
plaited in at the waist. Tba square
yoke is finished across the front with
a twisted roll of biuo velvet ribbon,
from whioh two ends hang down on
the left side. A fancy collar orna
mented with buckles finishes tho neck,
and below this there is a rich Anno of
Austria collar of guipure.
The pretty collarettes and cuffs now
so much in vogue aro likoly to be
come still more popular. With the aid
(\l these dressy little novelties, even a
last season's gown can be made pre
sentable, and the great vurioty of them
makes the average girl long for nt
least a dozen'sets of eaeh pattern.
The English collarettes aro rather
plain and built on solid principles
square yokes with high collars and ruf
fles of embroidery are chiefly what are
used. _ Some have parallel strips of
embroidery running up and down,
with flue tucka in between. All aro
out .square, with not a suspioion of a
point or a curve. On the slim, long
neoked, long-waisted English maidens
these, no doubt, look very pretty, but
tho French ones are more to the taste
of the American girlR. These French
'.yokes" are extremely fancy and
elaborate. .Butter colored laoe forms
the principal trimming for many of
these, and yards upon yards of it are
Used very eifoctively. Insertion is
used either ncross from rdioulder tc
Mionlder in. parallel lines or up and?
down; frills, many and of great full
ness aro aronnd the edge and the col
lar is llnished with turu over points.
The culls thnt accompany this pretty
yoke are longer th-in the ordinary and
aro turned ut tim upper part JU points
that match thu collar. Others aro
made alter tho popula? sailor collar
pattern, somo of Swiss, or lawn,
trimmed with narrow laen rutiles.
Grass linen is much used iu making
these little affairs, which tho French
,1 CniLDRO.
ls are showa in the sketch. Ths
rge, with a wide collar and flariug
soutache braid. Thc hat is a simple
1 for tho brin;, with a juunty bow
second iigure shows a coat for a larger"
nere, and trimmed with pointed ecru
ck. Blue velvet ribbon conceals the
ninty bows nt thc top of tho shoulders.
so aptly term "creations." One pretty
model of this material ha l the double
sailor collars and double culls hem
stitched. Another has a double hem
stitched rulHe around the edgo of a
star shaped collarette.
A quaintly flowered organdie ia
made after tho style of a Marie An
tionette fichu, and is trimmed with
frills of >hu same. Fichus of mous
seline de soie ar? also strictly in good
taste, and aro effective trimming for
any kind of gown. Chiffon fronts iu
various colorings with laco insertion,
aud ribbon garniture are very dressy ;
in fact, all theso little ianities are
part of tho wardrobe of every well
dressed girl.
How shall the sleeve of tho shirt
waist he made to stand up? is one of
the questions of the hour. Shirt
waist sleeves are unsliffened and un
lined, aud yet they have become quito
as voluminous as those of other
bodices. Starch is effective for tho
time being, but it quails before the
first damp wind, and rarely regains
its erectness after being once crushed.
Several methods by which tho shirt
waist sleeves may bo made to hold
their own have been devised. Some
times a cape-like piece of stiff paper
is taken and basted into tho shoulder
seam, or tho same stiffening that is
used iu the lined sleeves may bo
made to servo the purpose. Half a
yard of the stiff material is required
for thia, a quarter of a yard for each
Another problem that the shirt
waist is responsible for is the diffi
culty of procuring white collars that
are adjustable. The present styles
demand a white collar with all shirt
waists. J3ut the whito collar soils
much moro easily than the darker
colored shirt-waists, and it would,
therefore, be economical, as well as
convenient, if it could, upon occasion,
be removed and a frosh ono supplied.
With very few exceptions, however,
all such collars are tight and fast to
There is but one shop in New York
City where the adjustable white collars
may be obtained, aud the constant de
mand nt this place so far exceeds its
supply as to clearly prove tho need
aud desirability of the thing.
There is very much in the selection
of footwear that peoplo w?o indulgo
in outings do not realize. Thin, lino
shous aro very hard So walk in, and
whou ono is going about for the most
part on plank walks aud then ou
ground that may possibly be damp, a
heavy sole is much easier for tho foot
and safer as to health, Tho fashion of
carrying faucy parasols: aud wearing
delieato and perishable garments on
such occasions is not at all to be com
mended. In tho first place, such
things aro inappropriate ; in the sec
ond, they are extravagant, and that,
in the light of commou sense, is not
many removes from sinful. Feoplo
who have money to sj.ire can put it to
much belier use than to waste it iu
the purchase au I wearing of things
that are destroyed a.s soon as they aro
exposed to tbs elements.
Tn London there is a street collec
tion for ono benevolent institution or
another oa almost every Saturday in
the year.
Where Two Slates Meet.
Twenty miles east o? Truckee, Col.,
and less than 100 feet to the north of
the railroad track is an iron monu
ment, which marks tho boundary line
between California and Nevada. The
monument is on the top of a knoll and
can bo plainly seen from the car win
dows, so that travelers who know wbat
it is may know tho moment in which
they pass from one State into tho
?other. .
This monument was placed where it
is in 1873, the year of the first Gov
ernment survey. It is of cast iron,
about six feet high, twelve inches
squarest the base and six inches at
tho top. Tn shape it is like an Egypt
ian obelisk. On one side in raised
letters ?3 the word "California;" on
the other, "Nevada." On the side
next the railroad track it says: "1872.
Longitude 120 deg. west of Green
wich. A. W. von Schmidt, TJ. S. as
tronomer and surveyor. " On the op
posite side it 'says: "Oregon, 171
miles and forty-four chains."
One Wood Thing Done by the Bicycle.
One of the many good things tho
bioycle has done for Chicago human
ity is to greatly reduce tho number of
those who take hypodermic injections
of morphine. A preacher not so very
long ago said that there wero 35,000
persons in the city who sought relief
from the aches and pains of dyspep
sia, neuralgia, insomnia and so on by
the use of this narcotic. A ten or
twenty mile ride in a day goes a long j
way toward enring sleeplessness and it
has a like beneficial effect on dyspep
sia and other troubles which result
from too much mental and too little
physical exercise, combined with in
jnd??iana--diet..-^Chicago Times-Her
Mileage ot thc Blood's Circulation.
Tho mileage of tho blood circulation
reveals some astounding facts in our
personal history. Thus it has been
calculated that, assuming the heart to
beat sixty-nine times a .minute at ordi
nary heart pressure, the blood goes at
the rate of 207 yards in thc minute, or
seven miles per hour, ICS miles per
day and G320 miles per year. If a
man of eighty-four years of ago could
have one single blood corpuscle float
ing in his blood all his life, it would
have traveled in that same time 5,150,
808 miles.-Boston Cultivator.
A Giant Alligator.
A giant alligator, measuring four
teen and one-half feet long, eight feet
around the body, and with a head
three feet long, was killed in tho
St. John's River, near Fort George,
Fla., recently. The alligator has been
known in that viciuity many year?,
and many hunters have tried to kill
it. Its back was covered with barna
cles and moss, and local naturalists
say the reptilo was much more than
100 years old.
- I
A Bicycle Mail Bon ic.
A bicycle mail route has been estab
lished in Australia by au enterpris
ing young Englishman between Cool
gardie, tho center of the mining dis
trict, and Dundos, which is 2S0 miles l
away. A small letter box is fastened
to the wheel in which he carries let
ters between the two towns for twen
ty-five cents apiece, and telegrams for
$1.25. He makes one round trip per
week, aid goes armed to the teeth.
Good Templars' Supreme Rider.
Dr. D. H. Mann, of Brooklyn, was
re-elected by the International Su
preme Lodge of Good Templars, at its
Dit. D. H. M.\
aession in Boston, as Supremo Templar
of the order. Some idea of thu ardu
ous duties Dr. Manu has to dischargo
may be gathered from the fact that he
rules over 560,605 members ia 12,590
Barristers Desert Historic Haunts.
Barristers are deserting tho Inus of
Courts, lu tho Inner and Middle
Temple fifty or sixty sets of chambers
are marked as vacant, whereas ten
years ago vacant chambers were al
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An Interesting Story of Gettysburg'
Told By General Gordon.
In a recent lecture General Gor
don, the famous Southern senator
and orator, related a personal incl
cident, which if given in a work of
fiction would bo discredited by every
reader. It goes to prove that occur
rences of real life aro stranger even
than tho imaginings of the novelist's
"At Gettysburg, while the fight
was hottest," he said, "I noticed a
handsome young Federal officer,
whose bravery was conspicuous.
After the battle had subsided I found \
this gallant soldier lying on the field.
Ile was dying, and begged me tosend'
a message to the Union lines. His
wife had decided to share with him
the fortunes of war, and was at the
officers' quarters in Hie Federal army.
"I ordered my men to take the
wounded officer to our camp and
make him ns comfortable as possible.
Then I sent somo mon with a flag ol
truce to tho Union line, with a mes
sage from tho dying officer to -his
wife. Late that night the party re
turned, and the, meeting, of the dying .
husband and his ypung Wife was the,
most affectionate scene that Ie vor
witnessed. : '?' -?
. 'Twas compelled to go elsewhere,
but before -1 left the sorrowing
I couplel.ascertaincd that the name ol .
tho Union: officer was Major Rar?ow^:'
of New York. I often thought of the
sad accident, which made upon me
one of tlie most vivid impressions
that I received in the war. Shortly
afterward a cousin of mino, whose
name and i n i frais, were the same as
mine, was killed in battle.
"Tho war closed. Ten years after
ward I was with a distinguished gen
tleman in 2s'e\v York, who invited me
to be present at a dinner he was to
give that evening. Among the guests
to whom I was introduced was a cer-l
tain Major Barlow. I supposed he
was a cousin or other relative of the'
man whom I had left dying on the
field at Gettysburg with his devoted
wife beside him.
' 'I once knew a Major Barlow,' I
said lo my new acquaintance.
'' 'I onco knew a General Gordon,'
he answered. '.And the General Gor
don whom I knew is also dead,' he
continued. .
"I started to tell him the story of
the Major Barlow, whom I left dying
on the field of Gettysburg, when he
interrupted mo, exclaiming:
'My God, General Gordon, I am
that man; but you were killed at
Antietam. '
'And I know you died at Gettys
burg,' said I, 'for I saw you. '
"Mutual explanations followed. It
seemed si range to me that the warm
est friendship of my life should have
been begun during those awful
scenes of blood and carnage at Get
tysburg. Tho simple service that I
performed that day when I sant for
that dying soldier's wife has made
Major Barlow and his wife the dear
pst friends I have on earth, notwith
standing I wore the gray and he the
Te Be in Good Society.
High moral character and educa
tion, whether it bo of book lore or
that of observation and good exam
ple, polish of manner and good hab
its, are the requisites of good socie
ty. One whose ideas of social equal
ity were rather democratic than ex
clusive was heard to remark: "One
man is born just as good as another
and a groat deal better than some."
Unless tho son of a gentleman be a
entleraan he is no more entitled to
the name suggesting refinement than
a mau is entitled to tho name of
General whose father before him was
a General. One must win his own
laurels <>r go uncrowned.
Birth to a marked degree is an ac
cident, and those who are considered
io bo wcdl born are ofttimes the
most objectionable elements of so
ciety ami tho most dangerous asso
r i a los. Ono need but watch closely
the daily record of those on both
sides of the Atlantic, whoso birth
ives them prestige in society, to
prove that education and cultivation
if high morals and manners go
further toward making refined soci
ety than all the good or blue blood
that ever flowed through the veins
of royalty and the nobility. Of
course, it would bo the height of ab
surdity to argue that all men are
born equal and would be as illogical
to argue against the superiority of
blooded animals of the race course
i over the ordinary draft horse. How
ever, the nobility of culture and re
finement should have precedence
Dver the nobility of birth and rank.
SIN is the only thing in the world
which uover had an infancy, that knew
no minority.

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