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There are ninety and nine that live and
In want, and hunger and cold,
That one may revel in luxury
And be lapped in its silken fold;
The ninety and nine in their hovels bare,
The one in a palace with riches rare.
They toil in the fields, the ninety and n
For the fruits of our mother earth :
They dig and delve in the dusky mine,
And bring its treasures forth;
And the wealth released by their stt
To the b ands of the one forever flows.
From the sweat of their brows the de
And the forest before them falls;
Their labor has builded humble homes,
And cities with lofty halls;
And the one owns city, homes and lands,
And the ninety and nine have empty hai
'Better be an old man's darl
than a young man's slave.'
This had been Jessie Vernc
"constant laughing answer to
many questions heaped upon
ss to her strange choico-stral
On.J because James Usilton I
'been a man of twenty-five wi
Jessie's violet eyes irst had op
ed upon the world.
She was nineteen now, and h
man of forty-four.
An old man's darling indeed.
His darling, yes; but in
light of an old man, a hund
times no!
The won der lay that be sho
have stooped from his gri
height to her.
But he smiled sadly when
listened to her repetition of tb
'1 don't think you quite real
the gulf- of years between us,'
would answer her. 'Think, Jet
-in six years I shall be fifty, i
you will scarce be twenty-f
Are you sure, darling-sure 3
will never regret ?'
Once when he had said to
something like this she burst i
'Hush, hush !' she entreal
'You speak as though the he
might grow old. As long, Jan
as I do not seem too frivoloc
chilt to be honored by your la
never again wound mue by
The words sank deep into
In future years he had a
need to find comfort iu their i'
The wedding day at last da
ed clear and bright.
Hie vowed, as be uttered
solemn pledges at the altar, t
at any sacrifice he wonld in
her happiness.
It was a silent vow, but n,
the loss sacred.
T wo years passed on.
He would have beld time b
in the new joy of his experiel
Their boy was not a fortni
old when he entered his wi
room with an open letter in
She was resting in a large a
chair, the violet eyes bent do
ward with new beauty in ti
depth to scan tbe little face
lowed on her breast.
'See, little mother,' he criet
have just heard from Carl. B
comning home. He will be 'v
us almost any day.'
'Oh, I shall be glad to ki
bim,' she replied ; 'but jeal
James-a little jealous, I fei
you love him so well.'.
'As well as though he were
son,' ho. answered fon dly. '
no! I used to say that, but I kr
now differently. It will be
-him to feel jealous, my darl
not for you. He will find
usurpers in the place he use
And he stooped to kiss the
menced his college career when
his fatber died.
- After finishing it he had gone
abraad, and it had now been six
veanrs since his leaving his native
die land.
To Jessie be seemed still a boy,
for as such James spoke of hini.
Unconsciously, now that he
was coming home, she found her.
me, self devising schemes for his
He might find their enuutry
,rdy home dull, beautiful as it was in
its Juno dr:;s, sio mused.
Perhaps, now that she had
sert grown strong and well again, she
might invite a gay party of young
people to fill it.
But before she had time to put
ida. any of her plans into execution.
Carl arrived.
She and James were sitting to.
gether on the piazza, when a car
riage drove hastily up, and out
from it sprang a young man, tall,
broad-shouldered, and even in the
dim twilight, unmistaliably hand.
ng some.
James started up to meet him,
n's taking both outstretched hands in
he his in a way which showed bow
!ier genuine was his welcome.
ige Then he led him proudly to his
iad wife.
en 'Jessie, this is Carl.'
en- 'Why, uncle,'-this was the
title he had always given him
o a since his childhood-'I thought
this was some little girl visiting
the And truly, in her white wrap
red per, buried in a great arm-chair,
Jessie looked but a child.
uld All three laughed merrily.
tnd The ice was broken-Carl waE
one of them.
he Looking back at that hour, as
ese the weeks sped on, how strange it
seemed to look beyond,
ize Before Carl came seemed al
he most a blank, so did his young
sie life fill the place.
6nd Jessie never had a brother; but
ve. she felt this gap in her life was
'on filled now.
She and Carl were sworn
ber friend1s.
nto IL was he who rode with her
when James cared not to go-whc
ed. walked with her when James wat
art busy-who stood ready at all timeE
es, to be her humble and devoted
s a cavalier.
e, She had expected a mere boy
a she found a travelled man of the
world, full ten years her senior.
his When she told him her plan t<
fill the house, he would not lister
ore to it.
m- 'Let us be alone,' be pleaded
and she was but too willing t(
nn- give assent.
It was a joyous summer.
the They allowed no soveroignt3
hat save baby.
ske Over all three, he held uindis
puted sway.
:ne 'You have made my uncle young
again,' Carl said to her one day.
'Hush!' she replied. 'That i
ack treason. We cannot make bin
ice- what be already is, or return
ght to him what he has never lost.'
fe's 'You are happy ?' James woul<
his sometimes say to her, yearninglj
-'quite happy ?' as though hi
rt- dared not believe in the sunn;
wn- brightness of his life.
leir 'Jessie,' Carl began once, a
pil ihey sat, alone together, 'I an
going to confide to you a secrc
l, 'I no one knows as yet, not evel
is my uncle. .1 am in love.
rith have been fighting againsti
it myself for long. In my wan
Do dering life I have grown scepties
>1s, as to marr.ed happiness. What
,r- have seen here has renewed.in;
confidence, and I intend to pi
my my fate to the test, and if 1 ar
o- fortunate, next summer I sba
tow bring my bride here. Will yo
for open your heart to her too ?'
ing, 'ndeed-indeed I will,' she at
two swered earnestly.
I to And from that hour a new ti
bound them.
two 'Why do you not tell James
I to .a ..,uld oftn ak him.
With a few busty words all ha
been explained.
Through an accident of tim
Lhe dread verdict 'Too late' bal
ot been pronounced.
The handsome face bendini
yver her pillow was aged wit]
misery, but to her it had the ugh
)f eternal youth.
She heeded not his passionat
rayer for forgiveness.
She forgot that she bad wrong
:d her ; only, with her clingin
irms about his neck she drew hit
lown-down to the sacred shel
er of her breast.
he Bold Achievement in with the W. L. ]
Won their First Laurels.
By Private T. Pinckney Lowndee, W. L. ]
in Charleston Weekly News.
On the morning of the 9t
November, 1860, I was informe
by Corp. Finley, of the Washing
ton Light Infantry, in which con
mand I bad been unanimousl
elected a private, that I was dE
tailed as one of twenty picke
men to capture the Charlesto
Arsenal that night. Now, thi
was a startling compliment that
did not fully appreciate, since a
that time I was courting destru<
tion on another field than that c
Mars. So 1 tried to explain t
the corporal that I was asked ou
to tea that evening to meet som
young ladies ; that it would be
great disappointment to them E
well as to 'hyself to break the ei
gagement, and also be gged him t
ask the captain to pick over. B:
my argument was useless. 'You
country calls you to do or die
says the corporal, and I di<
Rushing to my friends I informe
them of the compliment paid t
my desperate courage and soldie;
ly qualities, and asked their a
sistance in the way of an armm
ment. Right nobly did they ri
spond to my patriotic appea
Weapons of all sorts were freel
offered. An old-fashioned revo
ver I remember, that my frien
told me would have been ')rn b
his father in the Mexica:: war,
he ad gone to that war. Anothc
offered me a sword that he sai
one of his ancestorQ had bv;gl:
from one of Marion's men, but:
the Washington Light Infantr
had abolished the wearing
swords (by the privates) as bein
too inconvenient at the annivers
ry dinners, I was forced to declir
the sword. By the fair hand
woman I was presented with
beautiful scarf-a tribute fro
virtue to valor, as well as to ket
off sorethroat; and by my aum
for the night looked threatenin
Then, bidding farewell to rr
numerous relatives, friends ar
acquaintances, who were byr
means as much distressed as
thought they should be under ti
circumstances, I buckled on rr
armor, consisting of two rev<
vers, glass pocket pistol, bowi
knife, State rifle and bayone
over the magnificent uniform
the Washington Light Infantr
I thought ef the Leopard a:
Chesapeake, of the winter at Vi
ley Forge. I repeated 'Freedon:
battle once begin,' 'The Soldiem
Grave,' 'Dulce et decorum est p
patria,' (as those who never tri<
it say,) 'What perils do envir<
him who trifles with co.I irol
and 'Home-sweet. sweet hom
Thus dressed to kill I repaired
the appointed rendezvous, tl
Church of the Holy Commuii
in Ashley street stopping on ti
way two or three times to reali
hat 'Drinking is the soh'ie:
pleasnre,' and to say las't w' r
to' admiring friends. Arrared
th c.ureh I was imnpressed wi
what it is, what it may do; you
who have given me this happiness I
I might never else have tasted.
Jessie-Jessie I why did I not 1
meet you earlier ?'
'Oh, Carl. you can never love
as I do!' she answered, when
something sounded through the
room as she uttered the last
Both glanced up.
The master of the house stood
in the doorway, white and stern,
but with an awful sorrow in his
kind eyes.
Jessie sprang to his side.
'What is it, darling ? What has
happened ?'
Could it be that she did not
know he had overheard Carl's last
words to her ? he woodored.
Could it be that she had grown
so accustomed to their meaning
that she could not comprehend
the awful vista they opened be
fore his hitherto blinded eyes ?
Could it be that she was so
versed in deception that she could
so readily call up the old love-light
in the sweet face, where he had
thought to rear the content he
tad given her?
'It is nothing,' he said hoarsely
and turned away.
Something in his manner hurt
and chilled her, but when they
had next met it had gone.
He was more watchful, more
tender-that was all.
Of the long dark hours he had
passed she could dream nothing.
EI strove tL make her happi
ness,' he would repeat softly to
himself, 'at any cost-at any cost.
And it is still all my fault; I
threw them together. How well
they are suited to each other.
With each of them life is just be
ginning; with me-oh Heaven-I
would that it nad ended 'ere I
lived to see this hour. But how
can I make her happiness-my
darling's happiness? I will find
a way, and Heaven will forgive
the sin.'
Three days passed.
What had happened to her
husband ?
Once Jessie found his eyes fixed
on her face as though they would
pierce their way into her soul.
'I believe James suspects we
bave a secret,' she said to Carl
one day. 'Will you not let me
tell him of your happiness ?'
'Yes, you may tell him now,'
he answered. 'He will under
stand why I give you my con
fidence, even before him.'
In the twilight she knocked at
the library doou.
There was no answer, and she
opened it softly and went in.
A letter lay on the table, ad
dressed to herself.
She tore it open, and. with
blanched face and wide staring
eyes, read the written. page.
He wrote
'Good-by, my darling. I have
found out (how matters not) that
you and Carl love each other. I
do not blame you. No momentary
doubt of your womanly truth and
purity has crossed my mind, but I
swore to give you happiness at
any cost, and I go to keep my
oath. It ere long news of my
sudden accidental death comes to
you, y.ou will know that I did not
count the cost lightly, and re
.member that 1 died blessing you,
and that it is my wish you and
Carl should find with each other
the happiness you missed with
me, I could not hope, darling, to
blend your young life with mine,
yet the dream while it lasted was
full of sweetness. Perhaps Hea
v en will give it back to me in
1Like a spectre she hastened*
back to the room she had left,
and thrust the letter, on which
-the ink was hardly dry, into Carl
Howard's hands.
e 'Fino him.' she~ moaned,. -find
nimn. Banrg himt haw1 o ,ae, or
I' never lN-t me look again upon your
1 suppressed breathing of the twen- tha
ty picked men to be beard as they the
e sat on the churebdoor steps wait- mo
3 ing for the order to 'Fall in'- al
which was soon given by the shc
iieutenarit-'according to height.' fint
3 Now, as this amendment put me wei
t uncomfortably near the right file, con
I moved that we go in -left in but
front,' This motion was duly tbi
seconded, with a few appropriate 'rig
remarks by the tallest man, but file
the sbort ones were too many for mai
us, and we stood as we were, tho
tbiuking of hone and the vacant nal
chair, and I was thinking of her to
and I wondered if she was think- and
ing cf me, and if she would like to wai
be a soldier and take my place; noi
and so I was thinking when the and
lieutenant, stepping to the front wel
and centre, said: ! adv
r 'Soldiers of the Washington bee
Light lufautry: In'obedience to roo
cthe call of our country, our Cap- rig
tain and our duty, we meet to ord
vindicate the ancient renown of giv
South Carolina, and to keep un- and
a sullied the star that represents up
d her on the National Banner; or if mt
- need be, to pluck it from the gat
- starry fold and run it on its own as,
F individual book on another pole. fee;
Startling reports of armed men the
seen nightly with heavy guns we
n upon their backs, going into the for
s Arsenai Barracks, have reached wih
I headquarters. Relying upon our to
t courage and efficiency, our loyal- wb
ty to our country and our wives De
f and little ones, (it was found out cul
0 afterwards that we were all bach- sbi
t elors) we have been chopen to beE
e stop the cause of this alarm to the ha
a citizens and to capture that for- shi
s midable fortress. We are few 'tis ma
1- true, but the fewer in the fight ma
o the greater the glory. Thrice w
t armed is he whose cause is just. pal
,r Comfortable arrangements have
I' been made for the entertainment at
1. of those who survive, and resola- A ]
d tions are now being drawn out by
0 our Captain descriptive of the gal- ar<
- lantry we are going to display in th
s the coming attack. No throbbing th
drum will beat the time for us; fel
no shrieking fife, thd neighbor. th
1- hood disturbing, wi;l enliven our ca
Y march. Calmly and quietly we
1- will ebargo the enc:ly and leave
d the rest to tbe lick of Aar.' so
Y Here a rest was ordered so that Fe
if the boys might fix bo
dAnd the Lieutenant continued : C
'Remember the noblest fate of an
aman is to lay down his life for his it
ycountry ; remember Leonidas and ch
his Spartan few ; remember to wI
gkeep'-'silence inthe ranks,' heg
abruptly said, to sto'p one of the bu
Spicked who was telling us that his gc
agrandfather told him that in the ch
aMexican war troops marching th
through the streets were shot ca
from round the corner, which was co
having a demoralizing effect. 'Re- re
inforcements,' said he, 'will be sent ce
if required ; they are or ought to co
- be holding themselves in readi- cii
yness at the Military Hall.' At d6e
d this point one of us asked the ha
o0 strength of the garrison at the mi
I Arsenal. -Tweaity,' he replied, t.u
e 'counting the women.' b
'Y 1 could no longer keep quiet. I sli
l remembered that the Constitution of
e- of the United States guaranteed p<
it free speech to every citizen of as
of tL;s great and glorious country, ali
- and I stood upon it, and asked if
d it was fair to pit us against train
I- ed regulars at equal numbers? b
's Were the offcer-s in command
-saware of the probability of our t
ro attack being a bloody and despe th
d rate one ? were they aware of our
n pressing business engagements
N and extreme y.outh ? Why not
-' bring up the reinforcements at
to once and make victory sure? n
3 Why not let me go for the Fourth C
n, Brigade ? I was willing to volun
Lbe ter, even alone, to go on that a
ze forlorn hope. Here the. fellow
n that had ibe gi-ruudfather in theti
de. Me.xic-an war ioid us that in tbe c
at Fi'>rida war~ his grandfather told
Lhki th.ey .la.. sent more than
t 3 ou are ready to rush
ough the imminent bicach or
ant the tottering wall.' It
then proposed that a bcout
aid be sent to the Arse,;al to
I ont whether the garrison
-e in, so if they were w"", we
Id carry the place by surprise;
as no one was willing to scout,
s plan was given up. Then by
bt backwards' quick step. we
I out into the street and
rehed for the last time, as we
rght, to the Charleston Arse
the Lieutenant keeping well
the rear to prevent straggling
to finish his speech, which
3 not heard on account of the
Be of the tinkling of eanceens
the tramp of feet. Keeping
I in the shade of the fences our
ance was steady, until the
d of the column .truck the
t of a tree which brought our
it resting on the ground. The
er to re form was promptly
en, and the head of the eolamn
I the line of march were taken
at the same time, and in a few
utes we reached the Arsenal
e, where the Lieutenant baited
and addressing us in a few
ling words, said our conduct on
march was beyond praise, as
had reached the Arsenal be
e the closing of the gate, other.
ie we would have been forced
carry the fence by escalade,
ich all writere on 'Attack and
fence' say is an extremely diffi
t maneuvre especially over a
irp-pointed fence like this, and
ides the watch dogs might
ve been loose. Right shoulder
ft, and into the ground we
.rched. It was surprising how
ich taller the men had grown
en we were not resisted in the
ssage of the gate.
L'raing my head a little, I saw
the end of the walk
)and it ; here it comes, I
)ught, trying to hive us before
sy opened fire. I asked the
low next to me if he saw any.
ing his side. Yes, said he, a
anon with men ready to fire it.
here is the Lieutenant?' I
red, 'Gone for sky-rockets,
nebody said, 'to- alarm the
'urth Brigade;' but his 'Steady,
ys, steady,' announced his pre
2ce and on we marched. The
rporal, who had formerly beer
officer in the Beat, told us that
was an ambuscade and the only
ance was to go with a rush,
ich we did, right past the
s and stacked oar arms in the
ilding formerly used by oui
od Chaplain, Dr. Porter, as a
rch. This good man, ever
oughtful of those under bis
re, had been informed of th(
templated occupation and had
Iuested the United States offi
r to make the storming party s
mfortable as he could under the
-cmstanoes. Oh how dulce e;
eorum it would have been if we
d known that when we were
~king the advance. The jsdec
enty not on guard, worn down
the weight of their armament,
~pt quietly until the excited cry
Corporal of the Guard fron
>st 1 aroused them up, and upor
ertaining the cause of th<
the sentinel, we formed line o:
ttle, and with the cry of'Re
Bmber Cowpens,' re established
e post. The braised head o
e column was dressed by a sur
on-the only casualty to re
The sun the next morning rosi
on a United States Arsenal oc
pied by a detachment of Souti
rolina troops, and the first sol
the drama of Secession closed
d the twenty picked men re
red to their homes.
So was tbe Cbarleston Arsena
ptared in November, 1860.
t will geneally be found thee'
At a recent campfire, given by W.
H. Sargent post, No. 20, G. A. R., of
Janesville, Wis., Comrade Thomas T.
Croft read a letter of regret from one g
of the invited guests, George W. g
Peck, who was unable to attend. It
is an amusing production. Says the I
writer : I don't know what it is, but
there is something in beans that
makes men sociable and reckless. Be
ware of beaus, Tom, as you value
your future happiness. Look not
upon the bean when it is baked and h
giveth its color in the pan, for at last
it swelleth like an accordeon and p
biteth like a cucumber. But I would s
like to be there, Thomas, and take b
the old soldiers by the hands and look
into the eyes that are becoming dim a
and notice the effect of Father Time's
pencilings on the faces of the boys
who twenty years ago were full of
vitality and as kitteny as any man
that ever kept step to the rattling of
a canteen against a cartridge-box.
Boys, do you realize that you are
growing old? It is hard to realize it,
but if another war were to break out
your little baby that you left in its
mother's arms twenty years ago,
crowing at the 'hand-me-down' blue
uniform in which you were disguised, t
would be the chap the government A
would want. Boys, you are rapidly
becoming 'old back numbers;' though
you feel young enough to stub round
home, you are 'exempt' now. Do
yon realize that the little baby girl
that clung to you as you said good
by, twenty years ago, with tears in
your eyes ss big as a glass paper ,
weight, or an editor's diamond pin,
is now a woman married, and that
another baby is trying to utter the
word 'grandpa,' when you come in
putting on your youthful airs? It is
pleasant now to chase the festive bean
around the home camp fire and talk
of the nights when you slept on the
ground in a pup tent, or on some bat
tle-field, with your wet and muddy
pantaloon legs frozen as stiff as a
dried codfish, while you dreamed that 1
every star that was looking down
from above was the eye of a dear one
at home beckoning you to 'Hold the
Fort,' and hurry up and get through
with the foolishness and come home.
You can laugh now as you think how
you got up in the .sorning after such
a night's rest, looking as though you
had boen drawn through a brush
fence. You who are left have a right
to be happy, but in the midst of your
bean banquet let me ask you.to stand
up with your tin cup of black coffee,
and drink to 'The boys who never got
home,' the brave fellows who returned
not to meet the loved ones they parted
with twenty years ago Let us hope
that the great congress above 're
moved. the disabilities' of the' boys
who left vacancies in t,heir regiments,
and that the few chickens they took
in the way of business from the ene
my will not be entered up against
them on the Big Book, but that the
"provost-guard on duty at the gates
of the New Jerusalem will 'present
arms' to them and tell the boys that
when we all get in our work here, and
are ready to join our regiment in
Heaven, that the fellows buried years
ago may stand on the parapet as we
come, straggling in, and give us the
old soldiers' welcome with a 'three
times three' with a tiger. And we
shall say to them, 'all right, comrades,
we should have been here before, on
ly we were detained by business.'
Individual character is in the right
that is in strict co- tence with it
self. Self-contradiction is the only
Some men have a Sunday soul
which they screw on in duo time, and
take off again every Monday morn
We are not that we are, nor do we
treat or esteem each other for such,
but for that we are capable of being.
We cannot be too much on our
guard against reactions, lest we rush
fro.m one into another contrary fault.
There is a story told of a lady sd
sntleman traveling together oa an
aglish railroad. They were stran
ers to each other. Suddenly the
mntleman said :
'Madam, I will trouble you to look
it of the window for a few minutes;
aml going to make some ehanges in
y wearing apparel.' y
'Certainly, sir.' she replied with
reat politeness, rising and turn '
er back upon him. In a short time
esaid :
'Now, Madam, my change is corn
leted, and you may resume your
at.' 'l
When the lady turned she beheld
er male companion transformed into
dashing lady with a heavy veil over 2
er face.
'Now, sir, or madam, whichever,>ouII,
-e,' said the lady, 'I must trouble
)u to look out of the wind6w -
ir I also have some changes to make
i my apparel.'
'Certainly, madam,' and the gende. '
ian in lady's attire immediately om
'Now, sir, you may resume your
To his great surprise, on resuming
is seat, the gentleman in female a
re foond his lady companion e
>rmed into a man.. He-laughed e -
'It appears that we are both anzioMs'1
escape recognition. What haue -
on done ? I have robbed a bankt'
'And I,' said the whilom iady
e dexterously fettered his compan.
n's wrists with a pair ofha
[ am Detective J- , of Scotluid
rard, and in female apparel have
hadowed you for two days-now,' =
Irawing a revolver, 'keep still.' -
tory is told of Modjeska, the actre
tow in this country, by an English _
orrespondent of a Washington paper.
:t appears she was recently asked in a
ashionable London drawing-room to
;ive a recitation in her native ;
ongue. At first she was unwil _
ng to comply, declaring that the
ecitation could scarcely be in
eresting, as nobody in the room was
upposed to know Polish. Yielding
o the importunities of those around
)er, she commenced a Polish recita
ion. As she proceeded her eyes
eemed to flash fire, and her audiene -
were almost speillbound by her i-.
assioned delivery. They could, o
~ourse, only imagine what she -was
Iaying, but they presumed she as
ittering the aspirations of her coim
;rymien for freedom and denouncing
:he oppressors of Poland. When the-a
-eeitation was finished, the most ens
~husiastic plaudits rewarded Mne. --
Mlodjeska's efforts. It looked rather
anspicious, however, to see her bus~
band and two or three Polish friends
a fits of laughter, as the company -
Lade their way out of the room. It
wras then explained she had been only .
reciting the ordinary numbers from
to 100.
A beautiful answer was once
given by a little girl in one of the ~
London homes for the destitute.
The question was asked why is
Yesus an 'unspeakable gift.' There
was a silenCe for a while, and
then, with trembling voice, this
dear child said, 'Because He is so
Precious that no one can tell all
His preciousness.'
The great difficulty is so to
eel the reality of both worlds as
to give each its due place in our
thboughts and feelings ; to keep
~or mind's eye and our heart's -'C
aye ever fixed on the Land of
Promise, without looking away
from the road along which we are
to travel toward it. -
Absence in love is like water upon
fire ; a little quickens, but much ex
tinguishes it.
According to the security you offer
to her, fortune makes her loans easy
or rinous.

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