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ji published tovery morning, (Sunday ex
cepted) and delivered in the city of Wil
mington *nd surrounding places for six
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fops, postage free, three dollars
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Robert A. CPiBnore, As't Editor.
Ofice No, 509 Shipley street,
None* to sOTSoaiHKBe^-Thoseof o«r
— rs who aw Indebted to the Ideas"
Aip, will oblige by *n early re*
A U fl L:i I /. t JL i>
Annual Dux*.—The Grand Lodge af
England (says theBuottieh Freemason), aa
• penalty for non-payment of due* pro
hib tkthe delinquent from holding office or
voting, otbeing a representative to Grand
Lodge: but he can visit the lodge and enjoy
the other advantages of the fraternity.
The above decision is in perfect accord
with ptir own sence of reason an d right.
Ga*. Bunutn la writing a history
of ttat wart Ha labors to show that if the
South had listened more to him and less to
Jsff. DavUher Independence would be now
W* abb pleased to welcome among
exchanges the Masonic Token, pub
lished at Portland, Me., by Stephen Berry.
We "poach" upon its interesting "pre
eervbs" for the two items elsewhere printed.
IT WJU. KABDLT BS N*»SSAKT to call
att niton ta the chaste and melodious
verse* which W« tfraasht belaw. Iver since
theft first sppearenee, fifty years ego, they
have won the highest praise from all lovers
of tty) beautiful In art.
"Hon. George P. Marsh, ta ble "Lectures
the English L anguege," discussing the
question of "imitative worda," thst i*,
words which ctll up a resemblance between
the sound and the sense, observes:—'I know,
however, In the whole range of imitative
verse, no line superior—perhaps I should
s*y none equal—to that In Wilde's cele
brated nameless poem:"
Yet, ss if grieving to effaoe
All vestige of lhe human race.
Oh that tone iJUrs laud moan* ih* urn.
Here the employment of monosyllables,
of long vowels and liquids, without harsh,
consonantal aounds, together with the sig
nificance ef the worda themselves, gives to
the verse a fores of expression seldom 11
Hon. Richard Henry Wilde, the author of
this poetic gem, was a native of Ireland.
Early In life he .settled In Georgia, whlcj,
State be represented in Congress, with great
ability, for many years.
The vereea occur In a poem *of greater
length and pretension, and Is the fancied
"lament" of a Spanish captive, the last
survivor of Psnfllo de Narvaez's ill-fated
Many years sfter Mr. Wilde's verses were
published, a charming .parody, entitled,
""My Life Is Like a Shattered Wreck," ap
peared In the papers, and attracted great
attention for their moving pathos. They
we e for soms time believed to hsve been
wlltten by unhappy Emmet Hoe, an officer
of the Navy; hut It afterward became
known that they were from the facile pen
of that Impersonation of bravery and chiv
alry, the genial and eloquent George Talla
fero Ward, of Florida, who commanded lo
the late war between the States, the heroic
Second Florida Regiment, and who was
killed at Williamsburg, Ta., In '61
Col.Wsrd.lt is tild, had Lieutenant
Hoe In his mind when he wrote the poem.
We regret out inability to produce It
LAMIRT OR TH* CAPTITI.
My life fa like the summer rose,
That opena to the morning sky;
And are the shades of evening close,
Is scattered on the ground—to die;
Yet, on that rose's humble bed
The softest dews of night are shed ;
Ae If she wept such waste to see:
But none shall drop a tear for me 1
Mf life la like the autumn leaf,
That trembles In the moon's pale ray;
It'a hold is frail, Us date U brief—
Restless, and soon to pass away:
Yet, when that leaf shall fall and fade,
The parent tree wtll^mottrti IU shade;
The wind bewail the leafless tree :
But none shall breathe a sigh for me!
My life Is like the print, which feet
Have left O* Tampa's desert strand;
Soon aa the rising tide -hall heat,
Their traok shall vanish from the sand;
Yet, at If grieving to efface
All vestigA of the hurafin race,
On that lone shore foods moans the sea;
But none shall thus lament for me i
A TALK OF A CAT.
EWSINISCKNCJ5 *F MISON.
between the State*,
During the late war
lathe winter of '64, four Confederate offi
cers, two Colonels, a Captain and sLteuten
ant, occupied a room In the pi Ison on John,
eon's Island, 1 b Sandusky Bay,
A hospital corps had been organized by
the prisoners who were professlenal men
and had practiced medicine In peaceful
timet, to look after and care for their sick
comrades—the arrangements and provisions
of the Federal goyernment being indequate
These officers were assigned to the prison
hospital, where the severest cases of illness,
to the number which could be accommo
dated In that building, eontainlng 60 fceda,
treated, and they were allowed to
room and mess there.
It Is well to state that, notwithstanding
they relieved the Federal Surgeons of labor
which properly was theirs, these officers
did not enjoy any advantages or privileges
other than the prisoners generally possessed
—for the fare of the slok differed from that
of the well pnly by the addition of a little
coarse vegetable soup—except that of burn
lng lights all night.
By a rule of the prison, which was rigidly
enforced by firing Into any building where
the order was disobeyed, all lights were
extinguished at the sound of "t&too," at 9
o'clock, except those in the hospital. This,
It Is true, was an inestimable boon, as it
enabled the few who were thus highly
favored, to break the tedium of the long
winter nights In that 'high latitude, by In
dulging In the pleasing diversion and profit
able oceupotion of study. To the fact that
lights were kept burning in that bulldiag
after being extinguished every where else,
these officers were Indebted for the nightly
visits of a beautiful snow-white cat. Almost
simultaneously with the beating of tatoo
and consequent extinguishment of the lights
throughout the prison, puss would come to
the door, and In her own way, would make
her presence known—and seek admission.
Her visits were always looked forward to
with pleasure, and there was some one ever
reedy to let her In. Froud of the atten
tions paid to her, she would pass from ene
to the other of the human tenants of the
room, for gentle strokes of the hsnd and
other caresses. She soon became one ol
the family, whose presence was ever enliven'
lng, and whose graceful movements were
the subject of ceaseleee admiration. In some
way, by her gentleness, playfulness and
affectionate bearing, she awoke pleasing
recollections of the dear little cherubs in
the distant homes, and no pet ever received
more considerate kindness. Day by day
the tie between gentle puss and the stern
warriors grew stronger, and her nightly
visits seemed to be Indispensable to their
At last, puss disappeared ! Night afte r
night the door was thrown wide epen, and
anxious eyes sent keen glances out into the
dark; but never did the cherished pet return
Various were the conjectures as to the
cause of the sudden abandonment of her
accustomed visits. At last, the cruel fact
was brought to the knowledge of the sad
dened soldiers that their dear little pet bad
bsen killed and eaten to satlly the cravlDgs
of hunger, which were ever gnawing at
the vitals of the starving prisoners.
A. F. & A. M.
[From the Morning Token-]
A. J. Wheeler. —Among the victims
of yellow fever in Memphis, is Andrew
J. Wheeler, the editor of the [Masonie
Jewel] Past Grand Master of Tennessee,
and Commander of Saint Elmo Comman
dery,of Memphis, who died September 7
th. At the previous visit of the pestilence
he won a national reputation by the gal
lantry with which he stood at his poet
as Secretary of the Masonic Relief Board.'
Again he unflinchingly met the dreadful
enemy, but this time fell an early prey
but not until he had visited thousands of
sick rooms to minister to the sick and dy
ing. He nursed his wife through an attack
of fever which was very severe, and when
she was out of danger he was taken down,
beiDg exhausted with his labors.
He went from Norridgewock, in Maine,
to Memphis seme twenty years ago, and
haa there attained a position and a reputa
tion which will keep his memory forever
green in Tennessee. Grand Commander
Foster, of Tennessee, has issued an order
that the Coinmandeiies shall drape their
standards and jewels, and wear a badge o
mourning iu his memory.
Another circular from the Grand Com
mandery of Tennessee brings the sad new 1
of the death of Edward R. T. Worsham'
Past Grand Commander and Grand Repre
sentative of Maine, who also died in
Memphis, Sep embei I5th. Like Wheeler
he died while laboring to relieve the dis
tresses of his neighbors and brethren.
Call and see A. V. Gaynor, 505 W.
Front St., to get your daily and weekly
newspapers. All the Philadelphia, New
York and Wilmington papers for sale,
also, tobacco aad segars, and variety store.
A fine stock of Christmas goods on band.
Jack Campbell, who killed bl* wife In
Cinelnnattl, was In aa advanced stage ol
conaumptlon. He had often said that he
did not desire his Mrs. Campbell to outlive
him, for she had considerable money, and
be feared that she would soon get a second
PEN AND SCISSORS.
What use sre'all hard money queitions,
Or the laws of peculiar finance,
To the man without hose,
A big boil on his nose,
Aud a patch on the seat of his pant* ?
A polite fish—A gent eel.
Some men are bred bakers.
A flirt—"Bofa.and no father"
The comedian is a farce seeing man 1
Strauss shows which way the walls goes
is slotr but
In driving a hen a woman
It is the tin business which is most liable
to a pan-ie.
Where to get two fives for a ten—In X
to settle b^ck rent is
to buy an ulster
A profane upstart—The man who sits
down on a bent pin.
Beef Allah mowed—said the Turk when
the hail killed his cable.
It takes two properly to enjoy a canvas
back duck. 1* You. 2. The duck.
How did Job Baxter get his pretty wife ?
you ask. Why, Job Baxter, of course.
It's ail very well to say "take things as
they come," but suppose they don't come
Mending blue stockings with white yarn
makes them a darned sight too conspicu
The man who was kicked out of the
hi 1 use by an irate parent did'nt laugh in
A man is like an egg ; the longer he re
mains in hot water the harder he will be
when he corn s out.
The paragrapher that
to the crowd aronnd the gallows,
life is but a hemp-tie show."
There wouldn't have been any milk in
the cocoanut if some of our dairymen had
had the original construction of it.
"John writes to inquire how the ark was
propelled. We would say to Johu that
the ark was a row-boat and was propelled
by a Noah."
They were punning badly when Smith
said "Iowa man two doll irs,"and Jones re
plied, "Ohio a man too," Funeral notice
"Is this air-tight ?" inquired a man in a
hardware store, as he examined|stove, "No,
sir," replied the clerk; air never get
tight." He lost a cu-tomer.
Elder sister: 'Ob, you fancy yourself
very wise, I dare say, but I could give y iu
a wrinkle or two 1" Younger sister: "No
doubt—and never miss them."
Now is the time when the amateur
farmer raises his voice in boasling of his
big potatoes, and forgets to tell how many
dollars a peck they have cost him.
"What's the difference," asked a teacher
in arithmetic, "between one yard and two
yards?" "A fence," said Tommy Beales.
Then Tommy sst on the ruler fourteen
was hanged naid
"A Woman's Mistake" is a new F ench
novel. We haven't read it, but are willing
to stake a week's salary that her mistake
wasn't in getting her boots a size too large
"What time ta it ?" asked a customer of
a restaurant clerk, as he settled lor his
breakfast. "It's a quarter after ate," re
plied the clerk, as he raked in the cash
and a twenty-five cent check,
Necessity has no law—Parson (sternly):
"How could you cometo church tobemar
ried to a man in such a stale as that ?"
Bride (weeping): "It was not mv fault,
sir, I never can get him to come when
He was getting a certificate from the
clerk, and in reply to the usual question,
'First or second marriage?" he said, "It's
my sesond marriage, I,m sorry to say, but
my first wife requested me to marry again,
and I'm going to do it."
Little Ereddie was talking to his grand
ma, who was something of a skeptic.
"Grandma, do you belong to the Presby
terian church ?" "No." "To the Baptist?"
"No." "Well, grandma, don't you think it
is about time to get in somewhere?"
The way to reach a man's heart is to
cater to his appetite. A girl who
claw a piano and agitate the atmosphere is
a good parlor ornament, but one that
grease a priddle and turn two pan cakes at
a time is the kind of female to tie to this
time of year,
"Do you mean to say, positively,
madame," Slid a lawyer to a witoess,
"that the person referred to never left hit
native viiliage after the day of his mar
riaoe ?" "I do 1 " "How do you know he
never did ?" "Because I saw him buried
in the villige graveyard the same after
A ROMANCE OF THE WAR.
A gentleman well acquainted with Col.
Realf, aud an ardent admirer of fats poetry,
relates a story told by him, while the two
spent a night in conversation,criticisms and
recollection, so dear to men of his kind,
over a cosy fire and warm decoctions. He
spoke of the night before the battle at which
Gen. W. Lytle fell. The two (Realf and
Lytle) lay together In the General's tent.
They were both given to writing poetry at
such times, and each had an unfinished
poem on hand, and they read and oriticised
each other's eForts humorously for
time, when said Lytle :
" 'Realf, I shall never live to finish that
" 'Nonsense,' said I, 'you |wlll live to
write volumes of such stuff.'
" 'A feeling has suddenly come over me '
continued the General solemnly, 'which Is
more startling than a prophecy, that I shall
be killed In to-morrow's light. As I spoke
to you I saw the green hills of the Ohio
If i stood among them They began to re
cede from me In a weird way, and as they
disappeared the conviction flashed through
me like the lightning's shook that I would
never see them again.'
" 1 rallied him forj bis superstition, but
the belief had become strangely impressed
upon his mind, and he succeeded In so far
thrilling me with his own unnstural fear ,
that I begged him to flulsh his poem before |
he slept, that euoh fine works might not he
lost to the world.
«• In the small hours the General awak
ened me from a slumber luto which I had
fallen to read to me that beautiful poem,
which must live as long as our literature
«* 'I am dying, Egypt, dying !
Ebbs the'Timsou lift blood fast.
11 My eyes filled with tears as he read. He
•aid not a word as he concluded, but placed
the manuscript lu his pocket and lay down
<i Before dawn cams the call to arms.
When I next saw poor Lytle he was cold In
death among the heaps of slatu. I thought
of the poem, and, searching the pocket
where I had Been him put It. drew It forth,
and It was forwarded, among other things,
to his friends "
A PRAYERFUL TRAMP OUTWIT
TED BY A WOMAN.
A gentleman living on
street is having some improvements made
in front of his residence. A sleek, oily
tongued, ministerial-looking man stopped
in front of the house yesterday, se"ing the
mistress of the establishment, and remark
ed, dolefully: "Madam, I see God has
prospered you, that He has blessed you,
that He has given you of this world's
riches, und God be praised for His kind
ness ii having thus made you comfortable.
I was once so blessed ; I was not as you
now see me, but the Lord will take care of
His shepherds, one ol whom I am, I'm,
madam, a prayerful man, and may be
found morning, noon and night addressing
the Throne ol Grace," and as he said this
he assumed an attitude of abject supplica
"Well, what do yon want,?" she asked.
"in the providence of God, madam, 1
out of a shirt, and she that givuth to
the least of these—"
The lady bail disappeared.'and reap
peared with a shirt anil gave it to him.
He then remarked: "In God's harvest
of the righteous you will be garnered with
the Irest; you will be given at the resur
rection a seat on the right side and be one
of the brightest jewels in the crown."
Disgusted at the man's evident hypo
crisy, she remarked : "I've got plenty ot
shirts, many more than I want. Send all
the other tramps here and I'll supply them
Our nephew died of yellow fever In one of
the infected districts, and as we can't use
them, and can't get anybody to wash them
we have determined to give them all away
to the tramps."
The pious aspect of the man at once un
derwent a change; he dropped the small
paper parcel, and after saying with em
phasis, "D—n the yellow fever shirt!"
Eveey men Is a miserable etoner lu
church, but out of church it Is unsafe to
say much about It, except lo a small man.
From present appearances the amount ol
money spent lor amnsements this year will
foot up more than last y-.ar, when It was
larger than ordinary.—Boston Transcript,
A Cleveland jury declares that the truth
Is no libel; therefore, It is without fear thut
we boldly state that Nature Intended Zaeh
Chandler for a whisky Inspector.—Phila
A Connecticut wife wants a dlvoroe be
cause her husband bound her with a rope,
poured kerosene oil over her, and threat
ened to burn her up. lie replies that he
was only enforcing proper obedience.
The Best Quality of MEDICINES
Tuts Most Reliable Proprietary
At Ninth and Marlet.
Choice PERFUMERY,COLOGNES ,&c
A fine assortment of HAIR, TOOTH and
At Ninth aud Market.
A choice Imported Key West Pride of Key
West or Grauley Cigar,
Choice FLAVORING EXTRACTS, Strong
at Ninth and Market.
Fine Americas and Imported Soaps,
At Ninth and Market.
'Gel the Best" WILLIAMS' SAPONA
Choice Goods, Accuracy In dispensing, and
Corner Ninth and Market.
Attornevand Conseilmrat Law
814 Walnut Street,
Citizensol Delaware having law business
in Philadelphia,or the adjoining counties
In Pennsylvania, will have it promptly
and properly attended to, by communica
trng with him ^ aiu
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CHESTNUT HILL. PHILADELPHIA'
Under the care oi the Sisters ol ut, Ja i>m
a™n«h2 nr ? <! 0,1 lstr uotlon Includes al a,
oranohesof a use. ul and Christian
)20i] nn i?«JfP e ? 1 ® lon for Boar d nd Tu tun
£ or farther particulars, address,
■epl-ly MOTHERMAiti JOHN
For^foma. P l t ^ mbe ^ 2nd - /or the Wth turn
Arctic Ice and Coal Co,
Main Office, No. 2 East Second Street.
t. - ■
Coal put in Cellars free of charge.
J. B. CON ROW A SON. Proprietors.
The Best Coal ever Sold in the
Put in Cellars Proo or ohargo
OAk AND PINE IdNDLIN j WOOD
ENOCH M50RE, Jr
Four*h Street Wharf.
5,000 PIPES GIVEN AWAY!
ROUGH it READY and a 10 Gent Pipe,
TEN THHOUS YND POUNDS OF TOB YOJO AND
100,000 CIGARS THAT MUST BE CLOSED OUT
BEFORE THE KIR IT OF JANUARY.
FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS OF ODDS
AND ENDtAT MOST ANY PRICE'
Hard tim sand uo w rrk calls for Lrw Prices And you find tue n at Tin Grm
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A. A. CHAPMAN,
ORIGINATOR OK LOW PRICES
P. 8. Remem 1 er this offer holds good until January 1st, 1179.
NOW ON HAND
A FULL LINE OF THE LATEST IMPROVED
stoves, Heaters and Ranges.
ESPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO'THE LARGE
SECOND- [ U) OFFICE AND PARLOR
In good condition which is^being
House Furnishing Goods.
AT THE STOVE AND HEATER EMPORIUM 0
H. F. PICKELS,
7 & 9 E. FOURTH STERFT,
lb), IIMS ovm taken in «xcliaii(ii,
H YOU CAN'T STOP US!
0 — WE 2 A RE BOUND TO
® BOTTOM PRI ES
Just received a Full Line of Gentlemen's, Women's and and Chil
dren s shoes, which I shall sell at the lowest Possible Prices, which 1
have maraed down to meet the times. I am bound to take the lead this
fall. Call and be convinced as to cheapness, we will n >t be underso d.
^ Men's Boots,
H—e men's Gaiters,
Ft Boy's Bools,
92X0 aud up.
Misses' Shoes, $1.00 aad up.
Women's shoes 1.00 "
Children's " 40
Also a Full Line of Ladles', Misses, and Children's full dress Shoes at
"" Foss ole p r i C e f or Casu. item ember the Place 507 Market
Street, Wilmington, Del , nearl> oppo-lte the Clayton House.
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