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THE Jir.3HHH.VI. I'OEJI
Bead at the Dedication of the Ladies' Memo
rial Monument (Confederate) aVliCiing
ton, Ey., Wcdesday, May 2G, 1875.
BV BESET I. STASTOX.
And still a mindful people turns
To such as wear their crosses,
Beneath a way of waving ferns
And interwoven mosses.
And still, with knots and crates of bloom,
With soonest blowing roses,
Thy como to break tho night of gloom
That o'er the hero closes.
And still, by fingers deft from love,
The wild-vino's tendrils matted
In tribute wreaths and crowns are wove.
And lissom garlands plaited;
And slill,.the new-strewn immortelles
Of memory arc saying,
As tender-fresh as if the bells
A dying chime were playing.
And years have been, and years may be,
And still shall gather yearly
The fettered soul besido the free
The dead they love so dearly.
And still shall freshest garlands fall
From loving hands in showers,
O'er fragments of the crumbled wall
That closed tho Land of Tlowcrs.
Here sleep tho brave, the good, the true,
The trusting and the daring;
The great, that in their living grew
The laurels they are wearing.
The hattle-stains are on their breasts,
The battle currents clotted
An index on the outer rests
Of inner men unspotted.
An hundred mounds are circled near,
An hundred heroes under;
An hundred knights that ne'er shall hear
Again the battle's thunder.
But o'er the turf in drooping fold,
With broken staff, a banner
Shall keep their knightly prowess told
In true chiralric manner.
Among tho mounds arc sonife whose names
Upon the stones ure missing
Who Tell in front too soon for Fame's
As for their mother's kissing.
The brave "unknown" in martial pride
Is honored here and knighted;
We only know a hero died
A soldier's home was blighted.
Be still, tad bells! Where Hanson lies
Ten -thousand tongues aro telling;
The wailing of a people.rise
Beyond an iron knelling.
What need to wake a mournful tone
Upon an anthem organ,
Whilst broken rests the sword thatshcao
Above the plume of Morgan?
What founts Kentucky starts for one,
- Of lit her dead tho nowt;
For Brcckinridge her peerless con,
Here proudest and her truett.
There shrouded lies her latest gift
To God, and Fame, and Story,
Whose going left a golden rift
Upon tho skies of glory.
It may not be that in our day
Yen blighted land will blossom
The land for which their coats of gray
Grew crimson on the bosom;
But time will come at last for all,
When from these mounds of ours
Tho Master hand shall build the wall
That dosed the Land of Flowers.
i
THE WIFE'S RESOLUTION.
"Yes, it mast be done. I am resolved
upon it," taid the young wife, as the clasp
ed her slender fingers. "I must be care
ful in carrying out my resolution, for noth
ing else can save my husband frctn the fale!
of other members of the family and, oh
Euch a fate!" fche continued, burying her
face in her hands, as if she would shut out
the remembrance of something terrible.
"Can it be that I am destined to become
the wife of drunkard?" she exclaimed, af
ter a pausa, "Is this pleasant home,''
ehc added, looking around the tastefully
furnished apartment, "(o be exchanged
for the wretched dwelling of an inebriate,
. and my kind, warm-hearted husband to
become oh! no, no! Father in Heaven,
avert this threatening calamity! Send
suffering and sorrow, if Thou eecst they
are needed, to purify our souls from the
dross of earth, but spare us, O God! from
ein and degradation. They surely cannot be
be necessary; then grant me avert them,"
and rising from her luxurious couch, she
passed from her parlor into an elegant di
ning room beyond. "My husband will be
displeased at first, and hie father and
brothers will ridicule me and call me mean;
but my husband is dearer to me than even
my own reputation, and I must endure
even his anger for the 6ake of saving him;"
and with trembling hand, but unflinch
ing will, the lovely bride removed the de
canters of choice liquors from the side
board, and preparing some lemonade most
carefully, she placed it in their stead be
side the crystal goblets. Though she
retired to her chamber and spent the in
terval until her husband's return in earn
est prayer for strength to bear ridicule,
and, it might be angry reproach, her heart
niiegave her when she heard his step on
the gravel-walk and that he had company
with him, and as she descended to meet
him in her accustomed place, her trem
bling limbs almost refused to bear their
light burden.
"Wife, this is my friend, Mr. Orms
bury," said the proud husband. "Orms-
bury, this is Mrs. K , the loveliest,
gentlest wife in all the land."
Thevisitorsecmcd struck with thebcau
ty of the young wife's face, but replied
gayly, "You might think so now, because
your honeynieu is scarcely over. Wail a
bit, my friend, untilyour wir-hes come in
to collision, and then vou may change the
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adjective to a more significant one."
"Xay, id' veriest whims are laws to
her, and I am not afraid of her setting up
her wishes in opposition to mine."
"Except for our own good," said the
wife, softly, to herself, but she only said
aloud, "Your friend will stay and take a
social supper with us?"
"Xot to-night, I thank you."
"Do give us that pleasure."
"I should like to afford myself that
pleasure, but, unhappily, a business cn
gagement prevents."
"You will at least take some refresh
ments. My dear, order in some cake and
winef
'Mftmg for mc, indeed."
"Ah! you must taste of my cake in or
der tojudgeof my housewifery; only a good
wife has a right to fulfill your prognosti
cation of swaying it over her husband,"
and, laughing merrily, she left the room.
Surely that salver borne by the servant
who had returned with her was sufficient
ly tempting; and those rich cakes and the
basket of choice fruit, and that silver pit
cher of lemonade ought to have satisfied
any reasonable man; but the husband
Iookedblank at the absence of wine, and
something was said in a low tone to the
wife, who answered:
"I prepared this expressly for you; will
you not take it for my sake! Surely, this
warm evening, it is more refreshing than
wine."
While the lady was speaking to her
guest, the host sent the servant on some
errand to the dining-room, and when she
returned with the answer,"There is none,"
a Hush mounted to his brow, and he mut
tered, "Xone there! stupid thing!" but no
sooner had the door closed upon their vis
itor, than he assured himself by personal
observation that she told the truth.
"Where on earth arc the decanters, and
why was not my friend allowed to refresh
himself with wine in my house?'' he ex
claimed hastily. "Have we suddenly be
come bankrupt, that wc must use such
stinted hospitality?"
"There is no stinting here," replied the
lady, "and I am sure noneofypur friends
need complain when they have such
wholesome lemonade offered them instead
of the dangerous wine-cup."
"Wholesome! Dangerous! What tem
perance stufTis this? Another such a freak
as this, and I thrill get the name, which
is new fo us, of being too etingy to provide
wine. None of our family were ever
known to be sparing of it before."
"Far belter if they had," said the wife,
unconsciously, wringing her hands. "O
James! this omission sprang from no mo
mentary Ircak, no woman's caprice; but
from an earnest resolution to "
"What?"
"Try and save my husband," she added,
meekly but fervently. .
"To save me! You are vastly kind.
From what, pray?"
"From poor Fred's fate," shesaid, faint?
ly, blinded by the tears that could not be
held back.
"I thank you for the compliment. So
you think mc in danger of becoming such
a miserable 60t; but I hope I have loo
much pride, if nothing else, to keep mc
from degrading myself thus."
"Atyourage.did he not think the same?
A few years ago, did he not look as fair as
you? did he not think himself as i-trong?
And what is he now where is his manli
ness mid beauty, of which he was so proud?
His face haunted mc all night, and I
dreamed of his broken-hearted wife and
his poor. children, blighted in theiryouth
by their own parent. O James! the Bible
says truly, 'nine is a mocker,' and so long
as we tamper with the poison, wc have
no right to say, 'We are safe.' Those only
arc secure who obey the exhortation to
'Touch not, taste not, handle not;' and I
have resolrcd, after earnest and prayerful
deliberation, never to be guilty of offering
that insidious foe to my friends, much less
to the deared of all friends, him in whom
all my life is bound up."
"You don't mean to say that you wish
lo exclude wine from our dinner-table, and
from our social parties?"
"Belicting it to be dangerous, I do."
"Then you would force your husband to
visit the drinking saloon or the tavern for
the refreshment which you deny him at
home?"
"Docs my husband mean to insinutc
that he is already such a slave to the ex
citement of liquors that he caunot do with
out them?"
Angrily he started to and fro, muttering
"fanatic,'' and some other words we will
not repeat.
The wife retired to her chamber weep
ing, but not disheartened. She felt that
she was right; and while she realized her
own weakness, she trusted in him who
said, "My grace is sufficient for thee."
The month 6hc had spent in the home
of her husband had opened her eyes fear
fully to the danger bleeping in the cxhili
rating wine cup. She hail often heard in
her girlhood of the evils of intemperance,
but she fancied they existed only among
the lower classes, the drega of society.
Until the became an inmate of that fain-,
ily, she dreamed not that the highly edu
cated, the refined, degraded themselves to
the level of the brute by first sipping rosy
wine from shining liquor-cups or spark
ling crystal goblets.
Free, generous livers they were called,
exercising a whole-souled Jni.italitv to
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HABTEOKD, OHIO COUNTY, KT
all, while none who came within the cir
cle could fail to be fascinated with their
charming manners. Alas! the poor young
wife saw that they were onlv genial when
under the influence of excitement, and
even those lovely girls, her new sisters,
sought to be lively and fascinating. When
she saw their beautiful eyes "parklc with
unwonted brilliancy, the bloom grow
deeper on their checks, and heard the
flashes of wit inspired by wine, she turned
away in sadness, saying, "Alas! alas! what
lovely victims!" The father could dispose
of bottle after bottle without losing con
trol of himself, but not so with his chil
dren. Persons occasionally wondered that
their animal spirits should lead' them to
such excess; but there were times when
she could not help knowing whni ailed
those polite, refined young men and women.
On festive occasions the wife began to
watch the husband anxiously.
Sometimes he poured out and drank
with a reckless air, and then the unsteadi
ness of his hand, or the gleam of his eye,
would startle her; and once, but only once,
she shrank from his ardent kiss, filling
that he was inflated with wine rather than
pure affection. She tried to forget that
time, or to fa'ney it a dream, but she could
not.
The name of the oldest son, Frederick,
was seldom mentioned by any of the fam
ily, and the day previous to the incident
that prompted this sketch, she understood
the reason why. Then he came reeling
into her house, more beast than human.
She shuddered as she looked upon that
bloated, besotted face. She could not pol
lute her hand by placing it in his, much
less in addressing the degraded being could
her lips frame the holy word "brother."
Xo wonder the spectacle haunted her
dreams that night, as she would fancy her
self at the death-bed of that once lovely
woman, whose heart he had broken, and
hear her whisper, "Your husband is fol
lowing in the footsteps of mine; oh! stop
him!"
Xot long after the wife's resolution was
formed, the young couple wished to give
a dinner-party to all their relatives, and
as it was the first in their own house, they
wished to convey very pleasant ideas of
their hospitality.
Then came the contention which the
wife had foreseen, and the bitter opposi
tion of her husband, to the carrying out
the resolution she had formed to banish
liquor from their board. In vain she told
him of the delicious coflo- which should
supply its place; he persisted that she
should not thus bring upon him the name
of a niggard. And though she told him
that upon her, rather than upon him,
should all imputations rest; though she
pleaded in the gentlest manner, she had
need of all the strength she had so earn
estly implored from on high.
For a time there wa3 a serious estrange
ment between them, and his family, tak
ing sides with him, told him that she
wished to usurp too much authority over
him as the head of the house, while they
sneered openly at her "fanaticism," her
"meanness," her want of "hospitality."
But she prayed without ceasing, and God
at length opened his eyes to the danger of
trifling with that which had caused his
brother's ruin. With his consent liquor
was only regarded as a "medicine," and
while the wife exerted herself to have a
supply of good things in the house, both
united in giving so cordial a welcome to
their guests, that those who enjoyed their
hospitality soon ceased to notice the ab
sence of wine.
By degrees other? followed the example
of the young wife, and gradually such a
reformation took place in the town that
in a few years all the "first families" had
banished the beverage from their side
boards and dinner-tables.
Her husband is now the only survivor
of all his father's family. While he feels
that each one fills a drunkard's grave, he
turns to his wife, now no longer young,
but beautiful iu his eyes, and says, "Such
would have been my fate but for you. I
stood on the brink of tho precipice, hut I
knew not my danger until you revealed it
to mc.'' While she says, with a burst of
gratitude, "Xot unto me but unto Thy
name, O Lord, be all the praite!"
Jtxit Tlilnli of it 11 Moment.
Chritiansbur2 (Va.) Messenger.
The tax-ticket is not uear so large with
many persons as their bar-room ticket,
and yet who whines at the whisky bill?
Many give more for smoking and chew
ing tobacco than they do toward the sup
port of the State government.
The man who can't pay his taxc3 can
sometimes buy a lot of cattle and winter
them besides.
Our luxuries for one day would some
times pay our taxes for a decade.
Wc place our tax-bills at the foot of the
column, and a long column at that, and
pay everything else first, and then growl
because we have a pittance to pay to the
State.
Abraham Lincoln had a rough way of
measuring men. lie said: "All there is
of honest statesmanship consists in com
bining individual meanness for the pub
tic good."
"1 must marry that girl," said a discon
solate jotiug man. "She whistles, and
it'll uevcr do to trifle with the all'ections
of a girl that whistles."
WOULD, THE NEWS OF ALL NATIONS LUMUEMXCr AT MY HACK"
WHAT THREIEWQiViEil DID.
A Xew Orleans Itt'iitinfcrrnrc Tl'lilcli
Outruns rirllmi -Tlip l.:i-t of a Serifs
orTrnsrilic-.tVif tin Ilr.irt Icss'Voninli
nt tlic l:of loin of i:a :i.
St. Louis Time:.
The reader? of the Times may possibly
recollect the circumstances of a fatal duel,
widely published at the time, v-hich oc
curred on the Crd of April, 1374, on the
old dueling ground on the sandy stretch
of shore frontin? Bay St. Louis. The par
ticipants were Aiielle Bienvennc, a broker,
and Andrea Phillips, a lawyer, of Xew
Orleans. It was on the same spot where
the ratal bullet of Rhett of the Pleajiime
sped to flight the gallant spirit of the in
trepid Coo'ley; the grouad yn which the
rifle shots of JJacTgiVaiid tarter wrc ex
changed; where Scott and Campbell mei;
and where many a previous blootly episode
had expiated a real or imaginary fault.
Aside from the fatal termination of the
meeting, the contest between Phillips and
Bienvenuc would not have been unusualy
remarka ble, hut fur the fnct that it was
the final recite in the trasic wedded lives
of three women sisters whose husbands
tell by the hand of violence, incited by
the evil courses of their wives.
Born of reputable ereoln parents these
sisters were inheritors of vaej, wealth and
a stainless name, and distinguished for
personal beauty in a hind where the love
liness of women was proverbial. Tender
ly .reared and biillinntly educated, wilh
possessions that rivaled in extent and ex
celled in value a German principality, it
is not surprising that they became the
llatkrcd belles or fnciity, and were the
boast and pride of the-mcrchant and plan
ter beaux in all the wide coast country.
That these brilliant proteges of the haugh
tiest aristocracy of the old regime should
be destined to exercise the fatal influence
they exerted, on the men who loved them,
and made them their wives, is indeed sur
prising. But they were flirts from their
cradles. Born to admiration iheir lives
were spent from youth to maturity in an
atmosphere of fictitious sentiment and un
real passion. They looked upon men as
merely the ministers of pleasured, and as
the mediums through which their flattered
vanity might grow and expand, as the
flower blooms in the warmth of the sun
shine. All the aims and duties of life were
bounded by the ambitions of society-. Ad
miration to them was appreciation.
Taught to regard their individual pleas
ures as superior to all considerations of
convenience to other" it is not surprising
that selfishness, indifference and lolly be
came the mainspring to their actions.
Xor is it astonishing that they exer
cised the fatal influence they did upon
the men. Their beauty was glornnis.
The youngest was tie living type ol the
other two. As the writer -aw her but
a little over a year ago, she ii-ci bf..re
his vision now; a tall, graceful, blender
woman, a lithf willowy form of splendid
contour and exquisite symmetry. The oval
tinted taoe glows with health and is ra
diant with intelligence. Deep slumberous
black eyes unfathomable in their depths,
which a word can kindle with excitement
or make aglow with passion; a queenly
woman, regnant in youth, grace mid the
empire of men's heart. Tin- rich coil
of hair, black and intensp, were wound
above the low broad forehead and formed
11 raven-like crown to the duskv -plemlor
of the dark Egyptian face. Xot even the
star-eyed enchantress of the Xile was
more wonderously beautiful. Men paused
to look at her, and women sighed with
envy a3 she passed. What she was in her
youthful bridehood, has been impcrlcctly
described; what her sisters were in their
matured and splendid womanhood the
enthusiasts imagination aloue can pic
ture. And now for the 6tory of their Hve3.
The oldest sister was married to Dr.
Sharp, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., a polished,
graceful gentleman, whose love and devo
tion might have contented any woman
less prone to the allurements of society
and the admiration of men than his wife.
It was iu the first year of the war, ami
the most brilliant society iu the south
was gathered at Mobile and Xew Orleans.
Wilh an appetUe whetted to fever heat
by a few mouths' al-tinenre from social
pleasures, she plunged recklessly into a
whirlpool of gaietv. The married flirt
wears no armor of innocence. Her love
of admiration is pitted against man's du
plicity and cunning. She staked and lost.
From folly there is but a step 10 iuiprit
dence, and that step was taken, despite a
husband's, jealousy and sense of honor.
The end was inevitable: a challenge and
duel, and her husband fell pierced to the
heart by the bullet of her seducer. There
was no pity lor a woman like this; socie
ty repelled her, her friends di -carded her,
and she lied to Xew Oilcans to lead the
life of an adventuress.
The second sister shortly afterward mar
ried the .-011 of a di-tinguished journalist
in Mobile. The fate of her elder sister
was no bar to a career of similar folly.
Society received her with open arms.
Wealth, influential connections ami al
liance with a dUtitigiii-hed lumily ob
scured for a time the recollection of a sis
ter's imprudence. But gossip soon grew
busy with her name. From one folly to
another she passed with fatal haste and
seeming indifference, until in a fatal hour
her husband learned that the womau he
JUXE 2, 1875.
loved, the wife that he Molded, was a
thing to be hissed and scorned, the play
thing of idle passions and illicit love. It
broke his heart. With the downfall of
his idol, his reasoi, wavered, and he per
ished by his own hand. The recollection
of that sad suicide is ctil! u mournful mem
ory in Mobile. Kve- 'hat are unused to
weep, shed tear.s in recalling Hie virtues
of the truest and noblest gentleman the
South has ever een. But for all his bril
liant talents, and the promi-c of a splendid
future, he died the victim of woman's per
fidy. The youngest sister became the wife of
Bienvenue.a young broker of Xew Orleans.
l!ic!i, beautiful and accomplished, she was
at once a leader in society. Courted, flut
tered, and caressed, she plunged headlong
into the vortex that had engulfed her sis
ters. Men lavished praises upo'i her wo
men hated and smiled upon her. What
cared she? beautiful, reckless, heartless
and inditTercnt to all alike, she cared only,
for that social admiration which was the
sunshiiic of her life. Her large fortune
gave her an income in her individual right.
This gave wings to her extravagance and
enabled her to contract bills in her own
name. One. of them a milliner's bill
was over due, suit was brought and an ex
ecution .issued which Mr. Phillips, the
lawyer, had levied for satisfaction upon
her carriage and horses. In an interview
subsequently hail with the lady, regarding
the settlement of the bill, words which she
construed into an insult, were charged up
on the lawyer. Her husband resented it
a challenge ensued and then the fatal
duel, on that sad April morning when a
husband's life ebbed away its purple tide
upon the lonely, beach, the Ia3t unhappy
victim of the fatal sisters' folly and extrav
agance. It is doubtful if an event so startling
had shocked society for many a day. The
thread of the strange lives these sister3
led, came suddenly into view, and men
thought of it with awe and wonder.
What fatality was in their destiny: Yet
they do not mind it Thrown by the
perversities of their fortunes out of the
pale of the society they once honored and
adorned, they drifted with the ebb of the
retreating social waves among the reefs
and breakers of the city, ami now like
social drift weeds are cast and tossed
with the froth and fount of its currents.
Of pleasant evenings they may still be
sceuon the promenade clad in the rich
est attire of fashion, and radiant with
beauty, but despite their loveliness, are
mere
"Weeds on tij.c's ,lirk waters thrown.
Wrecks on lifo's wild heavinj sea."
TlieJIatter .r Nalitmsli Accoutrement.
Apparently the ladies who listen to the
sermons of the. He v. Mr. Tainiage have
not learned that black is the most fash
ionable color for church wear, for lie de
clares that: There seemt to 1k, in the
churches a great strifu raging. ' It is an
Austerliiz of ribbons: The carnage of
colors is seen all over our religious as-etn-blagcs.
Along on the outskirts of the
Sabbath audiences, you see here and there
a picket of fashion, but don in the mid
dle of the church are the solid columns,
blazing away all through the twrvic".
Five hundred "broken and contrite
hearts" covered up in ratnbow.s and
spangles. Followers of the "meek and
lowly Xazarene" all a-jiugle and a-flash.
Furthermore, he says: Wc want a great
ecclesiastical reformatio ri in this matter
of Sabbath accoutrement. Shoo these
religious peacocks out of the house of
God. By your example, make subdued
and modest costume more popular than
gaudy apparel. Do not put so much dry
goods 011 v our back that you cannot climb
into glory. You cannot sail into the
harbor ofhciven with such a rigging as
that. They would level their guns at
you as being a blo'ckude runner. Coming
up to the celestial door, the gatekeeper
would cry, "Halt ! you cannot go in with
such regimentals.'' And is you answered,
"I got those jewels fro n Tiffany, and that
dress from Arnold and Constable, and
those shoes from Bust's," the gatekeep
er would saj to cue of the attendants.
"Take this soul down to one of the out
houses, and tear oir those pith's and ruf
fles and kuife-plaitings and Hamburg
embroideries, and put on her more ap
propriate attire; for, going in as she now
is, all heaven would burst out a-laugh-iug."
Hurt' He KzpluIitPtl It.
"There, my dear wife, there is the set
of jewelry which you have so long waited
for," hu said, as he laid a package before
his wife the other evening. "Oh, you
dear old darling, how much did it cost?"
"Only sViO." he replied, carelessly. "And
what's, this mark, S50, on the card for?''
she asked, as she held it up, aud looked
at him with suspicion in her eyes. "That
that mark why, that means that they
paid otily S3 00 to have the jewelry made,"
he replied. "Just think, darling, of their
grinding a poor hard-working artisan down
to $S .j0."
There is a terrible mortality raging
among the IJeHiblicn candidate for Gov
ernor these days. They wear too thin
cloaks for the backward Spring. Boston
Post. "
Men who travel barefooted around a
newly carpeted bed-room often fiud them
selves ou tlic v.rou;, tack.
AIL?
ISO. 22,
The Han With thf Cane 7.ear.
lrtr"il IVl-c Vrc:r.
Yesterday a liar j-organis: sat dovrn be
jore a house on Congress- street and began
to turn out sweet melodies, hot tb first
'tune hadn't been finished when od t
looking man about fllty years old, having
a game leg and a general forlorn look,
came along and halted iu front of the
Italian.
"Xow, that i.s sweet !" he said, after a
moment; "carries me right back to the
days when mc am! Ilauner aat on the
hind stoop and squoze numbs and told car
love."
"Op-era muzerk," replied the Italian,
smiling at the enthusiasm of hw audi
ence. "Wall, now, but it touches mc right
ncrc: continucu me man witli tnegame
leg, laMBg his hand on his. heart. "I
haven't felt 10 much like crvin' for four
teen years before. Seems zif I beard an
gels buzzin' round in the air."
Ho rested his game le on a horse
block, folded his arms, and bis look and
attitude were that of a man whoc heart
was filled with sad thoughts and painful
memories. Just as the tears were start
ing to his eyes the organist moved the
stop, increased the speed, and "Captain
Jinks" was merrily rattled of!.
' Some udJcr kind oof muaeek," he ex
plained, and the handle hadn't made fonr
revolutions when the man with the gnme
leg began to smile. Then he poshed his
hat over On the side of his head. Then
he hitched up his trowsers, smiled some
more, and exclaimed: .
"By gum I if that ere turrc don't juat
make inc hop all .n-cr !"
"Good mu-zeek,'' replied the Italian.
"Good? Why, the darned tuno 13 heav
enly ! I believe if I was dyin' it would
set me on end ! I'd give a tuition dollars
if Hannpr wa r.live and could bear that !"
He stepped out, spit --n his bunds, and
then waltzed up and down the flags), his
game leg flopping around like a looee
weather-board, and his hoarse voice
bawling:
"IIam CubJIng Jiulo
Her o HS'irirtes."
While he was going hi, level bet, the
musician touched the stop again, and the
tune changed oil to "Birdie, I Am Tired
Xow."
"Ah! that soothes me. that doe!"
said the old man as he sat down on the
horse-block. "That's within' more to
touch the heart and make mo think nf
my por Manner I"
"Vry swe-et mu-zeok," remarked the
Italian.
' "S.vcet! Great skies! but its melting!
I've known that tune a long time, bat I
never could sjog it yel without weeping '
If I had a million of dollars I'd bay a
hann-organ and play that tane straight
along for six m oaths without stopping
the iraak. !"
He put bis hands- &r his sHee aud ap
peared agitated, and the Italian didn't
seem to enre whether he collected a cent
or: not. He-ground the tone oat, touch!
the stop, and remarked:
"Vary gran-de ma-zeek di tinw
ha!"
And "Yankee Dbodlo" rolled frosi the
little square Ihoc like sheKt-lishtBiBg
sliding down the VIe of a hy-stack.
"Great concord !" yelled the man with
a game leg as the June reached "Doodle
Dandy;" "hold on a minute till I get this
leg under me! Thar lit her come
now "
"Wheedle, poodle, deettle deol
Hi, ky, J'suild ah1j .
And he leaped around, slapped the
Italian on the back, threw his hat a the
walk, and continued:
"Snaix and reptiles, ! but dou't that
iar.e make glory stand right out like uuid
on a -vhite house! 'Kah for us!''
The Italian saw that a crowd was gath
ering, and he broke the tune short vfl.
and sailed away on ihe "Sawaae- Kivet."
The first strains of the dear Sid melo
dy had scarcely left th bo vhin the
nmu wiih the game legl-ABed up samat
a me-box, wiped the sweat from his brow,
and said:
"There's "omethins; more to remind
mcof my lost Hanner! Isn't thai per
vision for ihe hnr.gi-y soul, tho'igh!
What strains! What tears! What a
bulging jf the heart !"
"Vary soft mu-zeek," remarked the
Italian.
"Soft! My heavens! Man. if yon I!
pay myjboard I'll travel the whole country
over and ;arry that organ, jist to hear
you play that tunc!
He reached out his arms ami made
motions ..- if drawing the tune to hid
brea'i, and whispered:
"Glory ! When I die let me die lis
tening ; them sweet strains of 'Suwauee
Biverl' '
The organist shouldered hi? box and
moved 011, and the man with the sarse
leg ieaned up against the fence and wiped
his eyed.
Au auctioneer or"- advertised a lot of
chairs, uhieh, he said, bad been "'ustd
bv sehool children without bottoms."
One of the hardest trials of life ts to shed
tears nt the news that your wife's nneie
has died and left her 83O,0t;0.
A close obscrw'r says that the wrde
which Iadi.6 arc f lc:uliWt ot are thc-llr-t
aud Jast words.
, YX5 T E n T I rs t X O ITiVTKSS.
On aare, fi irt 'l 0a
"n r t flj aiMiritroal iiwrti-.a.. $
flB ,'-. F' , 3l frir.MM.HW-H -h.m- 1 SO
"c.'-: - 'li k I 'aa per year 3 JO
Onc-t' 1 'I ?o! :!, for -rr 49 60
On ?, :'. i.,!ais. j r j?ar ... ') 0U
Oce c. !air, h yn, KM 00
ForsI.rtr iat-, art propertSwaat nlos.
One Inr-'o, at -twee eati:utM a -in-u ! '
Ttw asattxr r Tsarlv tTartisaauaUefcaaeni
(mrtrty free of ehar-s. Fo frtfceT)Mrtka-
lars addnww
Jjk. r. B.Tf k Co.. raUUnsae,
i IIIIiiiiIiih aini II m
Xira TMtv ifct wc Ci.ms-.1.
The Eetiumiit, in reviewing the
c!a! situation, notes the change whleii
ha '.ktn piac?. ntil which iUnetnstes in
a sijnifii tiit -1 r il. Mundi ring states
mansaip from which ti.e conatr ia suff
ering It says
At&u- have chacged co aiJfuralkly smnc
the time when high treasury e-Sejstfc in
Washington were jmRf "jewtSe Xew
York pa -vie ol 1373, aa.1 when Secretary
Richardson convulsed hi sbortliattea
with langhter hy his graft replies be the
despairing telegraas of ihe great mer
chants anrl baa hers of oar nsetrepefc.
The r.njcnt election- had niachr everything
sang in their plans Sor everyl-wiy far aa
indefinite time; there wan a bahutee of
over a hundred millions in gold and cur
rency in the treasury, and we were reihi
otag the natioBsl deb: at the rat of about
half a dozen million dollars a roeath.
Everything was so serene and the treasu
ry was so fall of ineaer that Cmc59
had even been obliged to repeal the tax
es on tea am! eoSee, and take 10 per cent,
off the taritr.
Xow, the panic, which cuh! have been
so easily averted by thi exercise of a lit
tle timely sagacity on the ;art of the
Washington -officiate, baa ahont run ita
course. Everything has changed, and
everyone in Washington is under notice
to quit. Secretary BHsiorr finds hira-jelf
ia Mr. Richardson's place, bat surround
ed by a legacy of trouble-. In place of
rolling in wealth, like his predeeeasor?,
he cannot receive snnlcicnt money ta car
ry on the government.' For the first time
since the greenback era, the Secretary is
unable to make both ends meet. Tho
coin in the treasury, whether owned by
the government or on. trust, is nemsnaHy:
low; and the debt which a year or two
ago was decreasing at the rat at a half
dozen million dollars a month, ia -tew in
creasing at the same rate.
Kurictl Alive.
Cases where men and wowen are httried
aKve occur more frequently than the ma
jority of the people are snl to imagine.
We are reminded of this - eject by the
caseit that have jat come to light ia Par
is, where a young and very lovely girl
was sonpoeed to have died of fever, and.
after the eustonwrr de-lav and eetomaaieg.
was buried at I'ere la Chaise, in a tetnb
owned in common vrilh another tsrailv.
second death goon after canted the
tomb to be opened, when it was diseov-
eml that the fir! mnt hnre rer?v-? -r-?
came to life, :-s she bad turned over in her
iAWt, ah! jrava other gvUIf tiaga f q
strangle to.froc herself from her impris
onment. Tbe fling of entviving
friends can better he imagined than de
scribed under such ctrctSMi stance, while
the general pabhc reecircii a warning
which should not go unhealed. Some
certain test should hsapnliel te the. body
of every person, before interment, .o ae to
ilecide bevowi tbe cavil of a dowht that
death has really taken place. ' These ter
rible eveaf3 are n J new experimee. FMay
meotioos ayoung man of high sank, who,
having been -Wad one time, as It was
though:, was placed upon the funeral
pile in order tu reduce the he-Jy to ash-;.
The beat of the names revived htm, bat
it was too late. He perfcme-t before hia
Iriemli com hi rescue him from hw aisftil
9 it nation. This time he was inda ed dead.
We are also informed by history that the
gieavaaatoatiBt, Vealia. enco had tho
unspeakable misfortune to oesauienee tho
dhMtclion of x living tody,. apparently
dead, bnt revived under the stroke -of the
knife. Fatal -situation ! Here again it
was too hue to t-sxe life. It i sail that
Yetalhis was so affected by tub experi
ence that he uj lmAi!! for professional
duty for a lotg"period f-dlowing.
Niubut.N Stories-.
All of , as ch.ldren, were delighted
and absorbed by the stories oi Sin bad the
Sailor, bnt as we grevr older we only ac
corded to them the character ofroinanee.
Yet modern developments go far to shovr
thai tbee well-written tales were
ih many instance upon tacts, and the
revelations made by the early navigators.
For instance, the valley of diaioonde ac
tually uxUt in Cvylvn,anit theguzvcrjitca
once built iu nest ia MadagHeear, and
llapped its v.ing- to and fro between the
islands and the mainland. Xow it ap
pears that the story of the gieat burial
place of the elephants hue heeadfeenvered
to be a reality on the table iaada of Cen
tral Africa.
In the original a4oy it wilt he r&Mem
bercd that Sinhad, who per tended death,
was carried by the t-lenhaate ami tfcrowii
into their bnriai place. Here, sftec they
left him, be built a raft, and loadia it
with a cargo ol tbe rhjheet ttwhs, made
hkway i:h tbem u llagliaJ, and so
llmls him-ielf a rich man. Ifram the very
region descrit-ed in JIaVd's story, there
is now found an almost exhailetlnM de
posit, betieveJ to he tb binenrl fUennf
elephants, and t Cording Ivory a plenti
fully as the fossil beds of Sherhi, flwe
whence are dtig u;. the hage maatmotfc
tiuks v. hich hate so long sapplieJ 4k
ivory turners of England and thweoanuj.
Talk ahoat history repe.-itinjr Itotlf ! Why
Meming -ktion is refitting htetf hi tlM
literal form of tacts.
Whale, e- yoa dtJike in notlser take
I cure ta correct n ; oursMJ u seutrf dst
I trine,

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