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WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1879. No. 15.
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"NES ER ONE RhOIE N
The following little poem, which is con
sidered by all who have re4d it a master
piece, is from the pen of Mis. F. G. De Fon
taine, of Charleston, S. C., and will touch a
teuder chord in every breast. It is partie
ularly appropriate at this season:
Ise been waiting long for de good ole time,
Dat'll nebber come no mo',
When I used'to work and rock an' sing,
In de little cabin do'.
My Sam was dar wid his fiddle
Po' Sam-he's gone-done dead;
Dead for de want ob food an' clothes,
An' de sheiter ober head.
An' little Mose, well, he's dead, too;
How he used to dance an' sing!
While Jim and Polly, an' all de res',
Went roun' and roun' de ring.
Old missis-bless her dear ole soul
Would laff till her sides gib way,
An' massa'd stop at my cabin jest
To say, "How's ole mammy to-day?"
De boys-I mean ole inassa's boys
Dy lubbed old mammy, too,
W ho nussed 'em eb'ry blessed one,
Clean down to little mas' Loo.
Po' Massa Loo! He went to fight
But he nebber come back no mo';
We heard dat he fell wid a ball in his breast
In front of de battle roar.
He put his arms aroun' my neck
An' say; "31ammy, I love you so!"
He didn't see no harm in dat,
Do his mammy was black an' po.'
Ole miss is died wid a broken beart
When de lass of de boys was killed,
An' massa bowed his head an' cried
Dat his cap ob sorrow was filled.
An' here I've sot a waitin' an' a waitin'
For de good time comin' no mo',
An' I see ole miss4s a callin' nammy
Across from de udder slo'.
"Into each life some rain mu:t fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary."
Mrs. Forrester's ball was the
most brilliant affair of the season.
E1 crv one said so, and. of course,
"every one" could not be wrong.
A dazzling mixture of lights and
flowers ; flashing jewels on gleam
ing white neeks and arms; an at
mosphere of "tropical odors sweet.
er than musk," and floating
around in the kaleidoscopic mazes
of the dance, men and women
with beautirul faces and eyes of a
But the bright particular star
of the evening-the lovely girl
over whose patrician beauty so
ciety raved-was missing. In a
flower-em bowered retreat, with
her satin robes trailing in shim
mring~ folds softly around her,
Etel Stuart sat alone. The sweet
face wa bent thoughtfully down
wardJ, and the thick, tropical
foliage concealed her from the
pasinig glance. But some oue has
Miss Stuart, so you are here!
(with a sign of relief.) 1 arrived
about half an hour since, and was
just making up lmy. mind to go
when I remembered your fancy
for stealing awayfo yourim
portunate admirers to sit and
muse in some silent conserva
The thoughtful face lighted up
with a radiant smile as the girl
made room for the speaker by her
"And why should you have
Idetermined to take your depar
ture so soon ? It w ere scarcely comn
plientary to our hostess and
your many fatir friends."
It was but a word softly spoken,
and the silenice that followed was
painful, for- at the sound of her
name uttered in a tonte which was
in itself almost a caress, the girl
stated, the delicate eeks blanch.
ed, and a gloom of pain gathered
like a shadow in her eyes. Put
ing up her hands as if to ward
of some imnpendinig evil, Ethel ex
"Oh, D)octor Murray, don't
don't speak any farther !"
Randolph Murray impulsively
sprag to his feet.
"And why should I not speak
Ifarther? You have seen what
was in my heart these past weeks.
Ah, Ethel! I read my answet
long ago in your beautiful eyes !'
"You do not-cannot mean it ?'
she began in a dazed sort of way
but he interrupted her in a slow
deep voice that carried his w~hoh
oul in its tone:
"It is too late to Sav that, Or
anything, but that I love you
with the love that comes but once
in a man's life."
'-S- short a time-so short,"
she broke in.
"I know it is short ; but it has
see:med Ion,,g to me, for I loved you
the first monerit we met."
'-Oh, stop !" she fajirly groaned;
"it is wicked for mne to listen.
-'Yes;" she had also arisen, and
stood fa-.ing him. "Oh, Dr. Mur
ray, forgive me ! I did not foresee
this. 1 am engaged to another!"
For an instant the strong man
reeled and the soft light whihe
shed its subdued lustre on the
fr avrant flowers arourid him,
changed to murky darkness be
fore his eyes. With a strong
effort he mastered his emotion.
'-Do not reproach yourself, or
say 'forgive me,' Miss Stuart, for
it is all my own fault. I see I have
been mistaken. What I took for
love ~was only a kindly liking."
HIe offered her bis arm as he
finished speaking. Ethel shivered
as with cold, as she placed her lit.
tie white gloved hand upon it
and together they re-entered the
As Ethel Stuart sat in her room
that nirht, listlessly untwining the
golden braids, a stormy conflict
was raging in her heart. Hers
was no common case-she was
the promised wife of one man, and
alas ! felt that she loved another.
At an early age her parents had
died, leaving her and an older
brother alone in the world. The
brother, who had always been a
trial to his parents, . laced his
little sistcr in a boarding school,
and ta'ing his halt of the large
I ortune left, had gone abroad.
Thus Ethel had grown up, never
knowing the protecting blessing
o parient love, compelled to think
and act for herself.
She left school and entered so
ciety and at the age of twenty
had never met any man to whom
her heart went out, acknowledg
ing him its master. Even those
who knew her best called her re
served, incapable of passion ate at
Then she had met Henry Merle.
From the first he made his ad
miration for her very evident. He
was handsome, wealthy, and
possessed of great culture. and
Ethel, advised by all who knew
er well enough to advise. when
he offered himself, did not say him
nay, but told him frankly how she
felt towards him. That she did
not love him with that p)assionate
love such as she read of, but she
liked him better tban any one
lie was contented, morre than
contentedi, to secure the object of
his admiration at any price ; and
the lovely girl, thinking that at
last she had fouiid a quiet haven
from the giddy w hirl of society,
wich she had never loved, ac
His property in the W~est Indies
needed his supervision, and placing
a diamond solitaire on the slender
finger of his promised bride, he
had gone with the under standing
that in the spring, on his return,
they would be married.
It was about this time Ethel
met Randolph MIurray. He was
a young physician of small means,
but with a clear, intelligent in
telecit, and active hands, and it
was not long before her womanly
penetration recognized his worth.
Without the slightest percep
tion of her danger, Ethel had
drifted into a friendsbip with him,
and now the end had come.
Before her on her toilet-table
lay a letter announcing her be
trothed's speedy return, and that
eveninrg Randolph Murray had
started to life in her heart, by his
unexpectsd avo wal, a feelinig wbhieh
he girl felt through every tibre
oft her framne, would be cruelly
hard to suppress. But that it
must be suppressed, driven away,
she knewv, for her word was sol
The week passed. Dr. Murnay
removed to the west, much to the
surprise of all bis friends and pa
trons (but Ethel knew why.)
And it was the time for Mr.
MneIa's retn.n ELhel was agrain
per."ectly candid, as was her nia
ture, and told him all. adding th t
he was free to break their en
gagemen" t ; but if leld her to it,
she would do her duty and be a
faithful wite to him.
Henry Merle was a man of the
world. Love was only a nane to
him ; he had palled of its sweeil.
long before he met the girl now
Speaking to him, with the p'ale
pleading face and heavy eyes. He
knew Ethel bad a fortune, and
that she was the most beautiful
woman lie had ever seen, so he
clung fast to his prize, and never
thougbt of letting her go.
The preparations for the mar
riage were ravidly going on, w hen
Ethel's quiet was rudely broken
by one of those terrible shocks
which sometimes come in peo
Her brother, who had left her
when their parents died, and who
had seemed to have forgotten her
very existence, was a forger to a
large amount. le had spent his
own fortune, gone from b_d to
worse, and now every paper
throughout the land was full of
the detai!s of his crime.
But Ethel rose superior to the
blow, which would have crushed a
weaker nature. She did not sit
down to think, but acted ponipt.
ly. And her action saved him
from further dishonor. Money,
some say, is the "root of all evil;"
but oitcuer it is the root of a good
deal of good ; and Etheil, with a
thankful heart, gave all of hers to
cover the stolen amount, and the
offender was allowed to rea.Uin in
merciful oblivion in a foreign
Now the excitement was over
Ethel had time to think. She had
not seen Henry Merle during all
the sad trial shu had so bravely
passed through ; but she did riot
think it strange, as she knew that
hi,; time was very much taken up
in business, and her thoughts
delt upon him anid their ap
proacing marriage with a nearer
approaeb to real tenderness than
It was sweet to feel that there
was some one to share her trouble
witb her-some one to whom she
had a right to look for comfort.
But a letter came, statirrg that
the writer had thought over the
story she had once told him, and
had decided it would be injustice
for him to hold her to her en
But Ethel saw through the
spciu words, and now, poor
girl, the waves of bitterness did
indeed overwhelm her.
No one to turn to, her money
gone, and with it those friends
who smile when fortune smiles,
and worstL of all, Ethl felt her
trst in hiumnan natnure going
So she sat, one afternoon, in her
little lodging house room, sadly
forming her plians for the future,
when a tap came upon the door. It'
opened and there stood the manly
image she had ruthlessly driven
from her heart.
"E thel ! my poor d arling !"
The poor girl rose, hesitated,
and then with a low, glad cry
sprang into the outstretched arms.
"Oh, my pr-ecious one ! can I
take the right to comfort you ! I
only just heard of your trouble.
I never once thought that the
Arnold Stuart I read of was your
brother ; and then, when I heard
your engagement was broken, I
imagined bowv it was, and came on
the wings of the wind."
He paused, and lifting the
drooping head with his firm hand,
he gazed long and earnestly into
the lustrous eyes, and then quietly
nressed his own lips to the sweet,
trembling mouith. In that kiss
Ethel felt all her troubles vanish.
And so it always is-the darke'.t
hour is always just before the
New Haven, Conn., residents
employ about 500 telephones, con
nected by seventy miles of wire.
Venetian glass is again in favor,
Iand many handsome vases and or
naments are made of it.
A deaf mute who was arrested
in New York had eleven pairs of
T-IE ART UF LEAVING.
It is Disraeli. wh.1o, in "Lthair,"
puts into the mouth of Theodora
LIe sentiment that no one should
,ver say good bye, but in depart
n should fade away like a sum
ner Cloud. We have often been
-onstrained to wonder whether
Ahc Earl of Beaconsfield wrote
iis after an interview with a
riend who understood 'not the
rt of leaving. For in the nar
owest and choicest circle of
rierids and acquaintances there
1re usually some persons whose
isits or calls, whether of business
>r of pleasure, are marred by the
act -that they do not seem to
inow how to go.
Schiiler wrote to Goethe con
erning the visit of Madame de
tael to the Court of Weimar,
-She ought to know when it is
ime to go;" and from what we
an learn of that good lady's do
>arture we infler that at the time
>f her going she still further
)ored the great poets by her
.edious farewells. For when a
rienid departs we are eitber glad,
sorry or indifferent. If we are
dad, we desire to be brief; if we
re sorry, the quicker the painful
Scene is ended the better, if we
re indifferent, we grudge the
iraft upon our time if we are
>usy, as the most of us are, with
he pressing affairs of life.
The art of* leaving is less under
tood by women than by men.
The habits of business, the recog
nized fact that to a business man
time is money. the throng and
press and exactness of business
life, al tend to make men the best
possible exemplars of the fine art
>f leaving, and leaving at once.
A business man's call is usually a
n11del of good manners in this i.e
spect. When he has said what he
as to say, he takes his hat, says
good evening," and is out of your
resence without giving any time
r chance for the too often tedious
nd em barrassing commfonlaces
f mutual invitations to call, whieb
seem to be a kind of necessary
In striking contrast to this neat
nd skillful method of cutting
short an interview is the too com
non social practice of visitors
vho, commencing to leave, seem
emporarily to abandon the pur
pose and then follow it up by a
umber of unsuccessful attempts
to accomplish their intention ; as
thogh it were a kind of compli
ment to'the person visited to ap
par loth to part company. Who
an not at once recall the visitor
who starts, then thinks of some
hing else to say ; rises, and
hiks of another subject of con
versation ;gets nearly to the door
and receives another revelation;
reaches the door. and, most prob.
ably, holding it open, is aroused
o a degree of mental brilliancy
that threatens his own health and
that of his host by long detaining
both in a cold draft while be dis
ourses ? What a tax on the
p)atiece and politeness of the lis
tener who vainly strives, by as
sentingr instanitly to ever~y pr'opo
sition, to end t he interview anid
break 'the restraining bond ofj
)oite attention !
Occasionally, indeed, business
men and business hours are robbed
'if work and complacency by tbe
advent of the visitor who lingers.
The busy lawyer, having been
made the recipient of the confi
ece of his client, not unfre
quently finds that, business at
tended to, his ear is made prisoner
by the p)artinlg remarks, discus
sions and observations of his un
sophisticated patron. Thue editor
vho has in an unguarded moment
accpt2d an article from a new
youitributor may deem himself for
unate, and judge the contributor
to be possessed of rare good sense,
if his act does not procure for him
a lingering interview. Clergy
men are perhaps the most im
posed on of all classes by visitors of
this sort ; and few have the cour
age or the confidence to inquire of
the caller, as was the custom of a
celebrated arch bishop, "H1ave you
anything more to say to me?"
.a.d on receiving a negative an
swer to repiv. -Well, I have noth
ing mor( to say to yo 0; let us be
about t-.e Lord's busi ness ;Good
ihe speaker who end1s his ad
dress sudenlv, wh-bile the interest
of his audJi.ec is at fill, without
any "lastIv. " finally." "in con
c.' sioti, or "one word more," al
ways leaves ti.e be.t impression,
and the calier or visitto, whether
on business or for pleasure, de
parting leaves behind him a grvate
ful sense of relief and good will
who understands and )1 tices
with skill and expedition the fine
art of leaving.
(St. Louis Evening Post.
DANGEROUS SMOKE AND
Several physicians of this city
have united in pointing out the
dangers i.eidont to the smoking
of Cigarettes, which practice is now
becoming much more prevalent
than it has been at any for
mer time. Where a few years
ago therc was but a singiv brand
of eigarettes-the Cuban-there
are now 358 different kinds in the
market, sormAe composed of tobacco
of varying degrees of vileness,
descending down to stuff little
better than dirty refu-e.
It is stated that not one-fiftieth
as much of the mucous surface of
the body is covered by cigar
smoke as by the inhaled smoke of
i cigrarette ; that in )persons of
nervous temperament eigarette
smoking produces constitutional
effects, anld is prolific of vertigo,
dimness of visiol, dyspepsia and
bronchial discases. Old pipes are
known to be directly poisonous,
and we published oct long ago
the furmidabie list o. deleterious
chemicals which are taken into
the system whin eigars are
smoked. Iii the present instance
the reader might re-peruse that
list and add to t pyrogallic and
pyrolignleous acids flrm the paper
envelope of th)e cigarette, besides
the fumes of the decayed paste
with which that envelope is fas
Adulterated or rather miserable
imita:ions of wines aud liquors are
also becoming very common. Re
cen tly an establishmen t in this city
was seized by the sheriff, and a well
known druggist was requested to
analyze the comflpounds sold under
tbe name of wine. The results are
interesting. Ilere, for instance, is
port w ine coneocted of newv cider,
herry brandy', alum, spirits, al
kanet root andu tartarie acid.
Cherry bran dy. orspirit, sugar, and
oil of bitter abn:onds. the last prob
ably from coal rar. Out of 45
gallons of so-called old bourbon
whisky, 40 gallons wer.e alcohol
flavored with saltpeter and fuse!
oil. Tihe concoetions are bad
enough, but the expert thought
that they were not so injurious as
pure liquor, an opinion with which
most peop)le, we imnaginc, will
h ard ly agree.-Bientific Amae-iean.
IN ICF:LAND.-Menl and women.
masters and servants, all inhabit
the same room, while cleanliness
is not much attended to ; but poor
as they are, and accustomed to
great lprivations, they set an ex
ample of cheerful contentment.
The beauty of the young girls is
remarkable ; their fair hair falls
in long plaits, partially covered by
a black cloth coif, daintily worn
on one side of the head, and fin
ished at the top with a tassale
of colored silk run through a silver
or steel buckle, which floats on the
shoulder. It reminds the traveler
of the Greek bead-dress ; but the
blue eyes, with their sweet, benev
olent expression, soon recall to
his mind their Danish origin. The
dress is miade of the cloth woven
in the country, and on festival
days the bodice is gaily adorned
with silver braid arid velvet, while
the belt and sleeves are ornamen
ted with silver devices, beautifully
cased and oft.en of great value.
On wet and cold days the shawl
becomes a useful mantilla, com
pletely enveloping the bead, and
defending the wearer from the
effects of the frequent storms.
Proud persons have few real
Adverti-ements iuscrtcd at tie rat* ot
.i1.00 per square (one inch) for first inse.tion
.i7-5 eents for e:nch ubsreqi:ent inserron.
NO:icvs ef mCtint^-, obitIu:irf- oand tribur( s
-arlpe, :ne rz:e, per slaeas ordinary
Sr.in! N,>q:ce!s in Luca! column 15 Ce:s
Advertiseens not mrked u ith the num
'er fiim- !inr,s will be t'pt in till forabid,
SprCi:. r.::--a . nadUl %-nith large sdver
-.5.-- ::i:o al 0euc 1ns 1 :, bove rates
D-:NE w NTl ::A.:ss ..:N> I4.ATCer.
IiE' ( IvEi-H - E..' TO
ihe Describes th- Home Beyond the Grave and
Goes Into Rhapso:ies Ov..r the New
N ieBlc b : tM: -vear-old
Airl of, Grccn count. Wis., who,
%Vs she e-lims. wnt to heaven
Aui.ng a :i i cl. :,:. IHv recovered
er' formIr ibe j. ic r strange
xp ei c n pressions are
b]us rchaed : S;e was subject to
ine diCeaOe :uni epileptic fits.
n the. h: attnk of the latter the
rail ferm eculd scarcely be held
by st r'oIng person,s. Thiree days
%fter the first cojii uisions, both
Ipper and lowe exteerities were
paralyzed. The least exertion,
2ven the takiiIg of a spoonful of
water, would. cause her to sink
away till the pulsation of the
beart could not be noticed, nor
-ould any pilse be discovered in
the wrist. They turned her gent.
ly on the shect, and that.would
rause the sinking spellis. About
2 o'clock in the afternoonl she
sank away, growing weaker and
weaker until about 3. Her ex
tremities became very cold, and
they thought her gently and hap
pily "passing over the iver." All
at once a change passed over her
featuires, a sweet smile ilt mina
ting her countenance, and tbe
most intense delight seemed por
trayed and lingered on her face
till it fairily shone. All at once,
to the atstoniishment of all, she
raised her little hands in the at
titude of listening intently, chang
ing her positionl continually, and
seemingr to listen with all the
power of' her being. She con
tinued in this state for nearly
three houtrs, seeming perf'ectly un
conscious of al sur-rounding ob
jects and sounds.
And now comes the strange and
miraculous story of' the girl: "It
seem~ed as though I was walking
through a pleasant country till I
came to a place that surely was
heaven. There were str;ets all
p)aved with gold, and such beauti
ful fountLains, as clear as crystal,
that seemed to rise up and then
fall in bright sparkling drops. I
laid down on a soft grassy bank
to rest neatr a fouut.aint when my
grandpa that has beeni dead six
years camne to me and said I
should go back and take care o?
my little sister till she was large
enoughb to take care of' herself. My
little brother who I had never
seen camne to me and told me he
was my brother', and he played
such sweet music for me on a
golden harp. A erown of'gold en
circled his head. He was all
dressed in gleaming white, and
so was gr'andpa. And he did not
look so old as when here, and his
eyes were perfect, not blind of the
one he used to be. His voice
sounded so familiar.
"Then, O0! I can hardly tell, I
saw Jesus all iobed in white, a
dazzling crown on his head. He
sat on such a beautiful high seat
that was on a raised platform.
All seemed of gold, and there were
beautiful trees, flowers, streams
and f'ountains of clear water
around the throne and every
w here. Angels were flying around,
bright crowns upon their heads,
and golden harps in their hands,
and they played the sweetest
music that I ever heard. I felt so
sorry at first when grandpa told
me 1 should go back, and tako
the place of my dear' mother, and
she should corne. WVhen I first
seemed to get to this beautiful
place the sweet word welcome!
welcome ! ec'hoed all around. I
saw so many things that words
fail to tell them now. TJ.he an
gels said they would cure me,
that 1 should take no nmedicine,
and 1 knoas I shlli get well."