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Tbe lee Monumental Fnnd-ACautltn
Having secu ia' the papers" that
frauds are" being perpetrated In some
luarters bv persons prolessicg to a:
lor the b uetit of the fuud which it ia
propo6edeto raise for, monument to
.'en. Loci Idcem proper tosUte,
that flieassoclat.on organized for the
erection o f a monument at Kichraond
Ys. has declined to hare any connec
- -v whatever with an y scheme for
fang money by exhibitions, lotter-
egift enterprises, the Kale of nor
tra, or by any Bpeculaf -'ons of any
chaTactcr, i t being the purpose of said
association to Nlepenei entirely upon
iue voluntary contrioutiovc of indi
viduals directly to the proposed fund
m their respective names. Nor have
any travelling agents been appointed
u act ior me association in any par
of the country. The public is, there
lore,, cautioned-against any.' person
protesting. to -act for said association
in any of the modes specified above,
The plan contemplated bv the associ
ation for raising fnnds, is through the
agency or responsible and known local
agents in each one of the counties Of
tin State, and of the several Mates in
which anxilisj-v associations are, or
mar be organized. Some delay has
taken place in the appointracut of
couutv agents in this btate, oa account
of the'dillicultr of getting the names
of nroncr ncrsons in some of the coun
tie, but they will be appointed cither
bv the association or bv county asso
ciations formed under the auspices of
prominent and respectable persons.
and all such associations as hare al
ready been formed, or which hereafter
may bo formed, will be recoguized as
suitable agencies or the mam associa
liou ; and the formation of such in all
the counties is recommended. In
other States than Virginia, the details
ot operations will be left to the auxil
iary associations in those States;, but
it is recommended to them to adopt
the plan above mentioned, and to ab
stain from all speculating schemes.
All funds raised can be forwarded
to Colonel AYni. II. Palmer, of llicb
mond. who is treasurer of the associ
ation. The association having been
incorporated by an act of the Virginia
legislature, abundant precaution will
be taken to provide for the safety and
due appropriation of the fuud that
that may be raised. -
1 6cak only for the Monumental
Association proper, but I deem it not
inappropriate to state here, that there
is no conflict between the objects of
tins association and that organized at
liexington for the purporc of suitably
adorning and commemorating the
present tomb of Gen. Lee, nor ot the
ladies of the Hollywood Memorial
Association, in providing a final rest
ing-place for his remains among those
of the soldiers who fell under him.
The scheme of this association for
erecting a grand monument at Rich
mond, the capital of the Confederate
States, can be carried out in entire
harmony with the other two schemes,
and it is a very mistaken idea that
there is any antagonism between them.
AVe will have no disreputable squab
ble over the ' remains of our beloved
All Southern papers arc requested
to publish this card.
J. A. Eaulv,
l'res't Lee Mon. Association.
Lynchburg, Va., Feb. 17, 1871.
I'rnatk B.adr Khw the Kfrmici
eewrd of the Tribune Phlloa
. opher.
(.From the Senate proceedings of Monday. 1
A CUT discussion upon Mr. Antho
ny's resolution to print extra copies
of the report of tlic Committee on Ed
ucation, Messrs. Bayard and Davis
opposing it, the Senate took up the
legislative appi opriatiou bills, cud the
debate was continued upon concurring
in the amendment reported from the
-ommittc of the whole repealing the
prohibition against pardous as evi
dence in the Court of Claims.
Mr. Fowler read a lengthy speech
mainly in behalf of a more conciliato
ry policy toward the South, aud in
defense of Southern loyalists.
Mr. Blair, speaking of the failure of
Iho Government to furnish arms or
means of protection to the Unionists
of the South, and the assertion of dis
union sentiments by the Republican
party prior to the rebellion, read a
number of extracts from the New
York Tribune, bearing date of 1SG0
aud 1861, to substantiate the accuracy
of his charge that that paper encour
aged end advocated the rights of se
cession. 11c regretted the absence of
the Senator from New York Mr.
Fen ton from his 6cat, but the value
of that gentleman's bold denial of the
charge against the Tribune could be
ecn by the extracts just quoted. It
was mainly due to the representations
that the South would and ought to go
in peace, held out by Greeley and
Wendell Phillips, that Alexander II.
Stephens was defeated in his eil'orts
to secure the State Convention of
Georgia. The opposition of Georgia
would have arrested the secession
movement, Who, then, was more re
sponsible than Greeley for the blood
that had been shed and drenched the
land, and for the vindictive spirit
which now animated the Republican
party? lie (Greeley) . was equally
culpable and criminal with Southern
leaders, and should not now turn on
those whom he misled with the ma
liguity which belonged to the devil
himself. Enlarging upon the culpable
failure to act promptly lor the sup
pression of the rebellion In its incep
tion, Mr. Dlair said the Government,
on the coutrary, accorded to the
Southern Confederacy a quasi recog
nition, und treated with Southern
Commissioners who were sent to
Washington. When public faith and
property were about to be surrendered
to them, every member of the Cabinet
gave an opinion In favor of surrender,
except Postmaster-General Blair, on
whose energetic protest the idea was
abandoned. He then went on to ar
gue that the reconstruction policy in
creating and maintaining the carpet
bag governments at the South was
intended solely to enable the Repub
lican party to misgovern and plunder
the country.
The Senate then voted upon the
iucstiou, when the amendment, made
ia committee, repealing that part of
the law rcgular.ng evidence in the
Court of Claims, which makes the
possession of a pardon proof of dis
loyaltr, was coucurrcd in, the vote
resulting w a tie ayes Zi, noes Z
and being dctcrmiucd afiinnativclv by
the casting vote of the Vice-President
The amendments increasing judicial
salaries and consolidating the Govern
ment grounds south of the avenue
from the President's House to the
Capitol were concurred in.
We talc the fnllnwins from the Au-
gusta Constitutionalist: u esterday a
couple of strangers followed a highly
respectable laoy on uie street w me
. residence of a friend whom she was
visiting. Entering the residence, thej'
inquired the name of the lady from a
servant, and a message requesting to
see her. Klie soon appeared, and was
. . astonished to meet a couple of entire
strangers. 'They addressed several im
pertinent and insulting questions to the
lady, of which she afterward informed
ber liasbaud, m ho repaired to their
-J hotel with a cane provided for the pur
- iK)e, ahoct supper time, and admmla-
tered quite a severe casugauou to eac
of them, breaking the arm of one."
The Savannah Advertiser gives me iwi
J lowing add.tioual InformaUou in regard
- tolhr aflair: ' "One of the parties caued
V is said to have been a foreign Count,
K the other an ex-Colonel of a Virginia
r- mrimeut. a-Lommiiisioner ut down
from Washington to investigate
"!outheru outrages." .
Ixave yon, uiy friend," said a tipsy
fellow, clinging to a lamp-post on a
dart night; leavc you in a condition
not to take care of yourselt! Hie,
never." ' ,
J3y Alfred S. Horialey".
Thore are many friends of summer '
Who are kind while flowers bloom ,
Botwneu winter cbllls the blossom,
They depart with the perfume, - -On
the broad highway of action,
Friends of worth are far and few ;
bo when one has proved the friendship
Cling to hyn who cling to yon.
l)o not liars lily jude yon neighljor,
IH not deem hi life onirne,
If he make no great pretentions
Deeds are great, but word arc few,
Those who stand among the ternie!,
Firm an when the skies are blue,
Will be friends while lite endoreth
Cling to those who eUng to you, -
When you see a worthy brother'
Buffeting the storm v main.
Lend a helping hand fraternal.
Till he reach the shore again.
Don't desert the old and true friend
When misfortunes come in view ;
For he needs friendship's comforts
Cling to those who cling to you..
Jin bixdso.
Wall, no! I can't tell what he lieves.
Because he don't live you see ;
Leastways, he's got oat of the habit
of li vin' like you and roe.
Whar have you been for the last three year
That you haven't heard folks tell
How Jimmy Hludso passed In his checks,
The night of the Vi alrie Belle "
He warnt no saint them engineers
Is all pretty much alike
One wife in Katches-underthe Hill
And nnolherone here in Pike,
A keerless man in his talk was Jim,
And an awkward man in a row
But he never flunked, aud he never lied,
1 reckon he never known how.
And this was all the religion lie hud
To treat his engine well ;
ver be passed on the river;
To mind the pilot's bell :
Aud if ever the Prairie Belle look lire
A thousand times he swore.
He'd hold her nozzle agin thebauk
Till the last soul got ashore;
All boats has their day on the MKsis-i,
And her day come at lust
The Mo vaster was a belter boat,
But the Belle she wouldn't be passed.
And so she come tearin' aloug that night
The oldest craft on the line,
Witii a nigger squat on her safety valve,
And her furuxce crammed, with ro-iu
und pine.
The lire burst outus she cleared the bar.
Aud burnt a hole in tbc niKht.
Aud quick as flash lie turned and made
r or tlie wilier-bank on the right.
There was running aud cursiug, but Jim
yelled out
ver all the infernal roar,
"I'll hold her nozzle agin the bank
Till the last galoot's ushore."
Through the hot black breath of the burn
itig boat
J im Bludso's voice was heard,
And they all had trust in his cussedness,
Aud kuowed he would keep bis word,
And sure's your born, they all got off
Afore the smokestack leU
And Bludso's ghost went up alone
Jn the smoke of Prairie Belle.
He wern't no saint but at Judgment
I'd run my chance with Jim,
Ix)ugside of some pious gentleman
That wouldn't shake bands witii hint.
He seen his duty,adead sure thing
Aud went for It thar and then ;
And Christ alnt agoin' to be too hard
On a man that died for men.
(Jons Hay, ix New Yokk Tkiih e.
Josh Blllln;s Tapers.
Customs are like grease they make
euny thing slip easy.
There is sum things that Kant oe
countcrfitted a blush is one ov
Goodness iz jist az mutch of n sttul-
dy az mathumatick iz.
If a mail cxpekis tew be very vir-
tcwous he musn't mix too mutch with
the world, nor too mutch wilh himself
There iz more deviltry in the world
than there iz ignorance.
People who acktually deserve tew
liv their lives over agin are the very
ones who don't want to do it.
The richest man ov all iz he who
haz got but little, but haz got all li3
Xatur makes all the noblemen
wealth, edukashun, nor pedigree,
never made one yet.
When a man duz nic a favour I al-
wus trv tew remember it, aud when
c duz n:e an injury, 1 alwus try tew
forget it if i doif t i ought to.
1 f a man iz honest he may not alwus
be in the right, but he kan never be in
the wrong.
Grate talkers arc generally grate
liars, for them who talk so much must
sooner or later run out ov the truth,
and tell what they don't kno.
I don t believe tharc iz enny sich
thing az a perfektly gcod man, or a
perfcktly bad man.
I kno ov euuy quantity ov people
whose virltws are at the mercy ov
other folks, who arc good 6imply for
the reputashuu ov it, who haven t got
enny more real appetite tew incir
conscience than a klam haz.
1 Lavestuddjed mi own karakter,
aud mi own impulses for o'J years
clussly, and 1 kau't tell to-day (to save
a bet) whether I am an honest and
trcw man or not if thare iz enny
body who knows about this matter I
wish they would address me a letter,
cnklosing me a postage blister.
There iz no sekts, nor religious dis
putes ainung the heathen ; they all ov
them cook a missionary the same way.
Tharc iz lots ov folks who cxpekt
tew cskape hell jist bcknusc the crowd
iz so grate that arc going there.
Everyman makes hizowii pedigree,
aud the best pedigree iz a clear con-ecieik-e.
To be a gentleman git rit h aud
keep a boss aud buggy.
Yirtcw in a poor man is looked up
on as a jewel in a tud's nose.
The man who iz a tyrant in biz
house-hold iz an abicct cuss among
hiscauals. .
After a man iz fairly born the ucxt
grate blessing iz a square ueth.
Virtew iz like strength, no mau can
tell how mutch he has got ov it till he
cums akrostsumthing he kaut lift
I have cum tew the kouklusiou that
what every boddy praizcs wants cluss
Tharc is nothing the wurld will pay
60 mutch for az (ustrate nonsense, aud
there iz nothing in the market 60
Tharc iz nicnny folks who are like
mules, the only way to their aflcck
bluins is through the kindness of a
Thare aint but phew people who
know how to giv gifts, and the num
ber who know how to receive them iz
The strongest propensity in woman's
nalure ir. to want to know "tchat's
ijohvj ohP and the next strongest, iz
tew loss the job.
Skoru not the day ov little things,
for thare iz no mau in this world so
grate but what sum one kan do him a
favor, or an injury.
Thare iz one witness that never iz
guilty ov perjury, and that iz con
science. Tharc iz 6ich a thing us bciug tew
quick i am ov that kind niisclf ; i al
wus mlst a ra!c rode train by being
thare a hajptn our too soon.
A Tenssee temperance lecturer de
noutCcTt nimsellers as worse than mur
derers. He had a subsequent interview
with the urbane and genial hotel keep
er, aud wears bis left eye in a eling.
Jlr. Golden, au; boldacbelor editor thu
in his suite comments on a recent moon-
lisrht incident: "We left our sanctum at
midnisrht la.-t nlrht. and on oor way
home we saw a lady and gentleman
holding a rate on its hinges. They were
evidently indignant at being out so late,
and we saw them bite each other several
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A Legead r the Black Forest.
: The Black Forest! what a host of
wild scenes are coniured ui in these
three words.
The Black Forest! It wd? in its
gloomy fastnesses that the imagination
of the old German writers and bards
loved most to roam, and not the ?er
scribes only ! ,
All of our readers are acquainted
with some one of the many wild le
gends, whose scene is laid in this same
mysterious forest , ,
Vet few, we venture to say, possess
more than a vague idea of whet the
Black Forest is, or how its sombre
name In itself suggestive of dark
deeds came to be bestowed upon it.
A few brief words concerning these
points, may not be amiss.
This celebrated Forest, then, is in
fact a mountain chain, in Baden and
Wurtemberg, running from north to
south, parallel with the course of the
J! Line, beyond its great bend at Basel,
and frequently rearing its dark sum
mits within a few miles of that beau
tiful river.
No less than five large rivers take
their rise in the Black Forest; and
one of its peaks, the Feldbcrg, is the
loftiest in Western Germany, tower
ing aloft near the source of the Wics
scr, and close by the celebrated llolle
(Hell) Pass, a narrow valley, shut in
by the mountains.
The rugged 6ides of the latter are
clothed in dark-tinted foliage, im
mense numbers of fir trees jutting out
from amidst the rocks, hence the name
bestowed upon them in common with
the adjacent countrv of Schwarzwald
Black Forest.
Jfot so very far back in tho history
ot Germany, nearly all this wild, pic
turesque rcgiou was "uninhabited,
save by headless horsemen, hob-gob-line,
and legions of spirits, both good
aud bad," but, at the present day, the
Forest has lost much of its ancient
prestige, and the region is thickly
populated by spirits clothed in human
flesh and blood.
Tbc renowned baths of Baden-Baden
and "Wildbad, are embraced within its
limits, and it was during a visit to the
latter place, that the following legend
came to my knowledge.
In close proximity to the llolle Pass
stood, in olden times, a castle belong
ing to the noble family of the Baron
You Bobec.
At the period of my visit, the cx
teusive ru-'ns yet bore testimony to
the grandeur and splendor, for which,
in its prime, the noble pile had been
celebrated throughout the adjacent
Wending my way amidst the fallen
stones, it became evident that a more
active agent than Time, had been at
work 60 effectually, to reduce the
once stately pile to its present condi
tion. The ruins exhibited unmistakble
traces of fire, at least, so it appeared
to me, on a careful examination, and
on inquiring. I found that my surmise
was correct.
The castle, although for many years
uninhabited, had stood in a state of
comparative preservation, until some
filly years prior to my visit, when,
one stormy uight, the venerable build
ing was destroyed by a lire, kindled
by some unknown hand.
"But you say the castle was still fit
for a dwelling when the, fire took
place, and yet had been untenanted
for years before, how was that ?" was
my query.
"It is a long story," said my friend,
"and it is not every one anion us na
tives who would repeat it, for it is one
of horror, and the old superstitious ot
the Forest have not all died out yet
amoug the lower classes. None of
them, even now, like to go near those
old ruins after sundown."
In response, to my eager inquries,
my friend then related the following
wild legend :
Several centuries ago, the valley
now known as the llolle Pass, togeth
er with many miles of the surrounding
country, was the property of the noble
family of Von Bobec. ,
Father and son succeeded each
o.he r in regular unbroken succession,
each new baron adding to the family
territory, either by purchase, or, the
mode of acquisition in those lawless
days, more frequently by plunder
wrested from their weaker neighbors.
Seldom was the stately castle en
livened by the presence of its lords,
pave when they occasionally incurred
the displeasure of their sovereign, aud
were banished for a timeVom his gay
' So the years passed on; the Vou
Kobccs becoming more aud more
wealthy and powerful, while the peas
ants under their iron rule groaned
more and more beneath the cxactious
imposed upon them.
It was in vain that the oppressed
people applied to their sovereign for
redress and protection ; even he could
not afford to offend the powerful fam
ily of Von Bobec, and the appeal
served only to rouse still further the
ireful rigor of their stern taskmasters.
Such was the coudition of affairs
when the ninth baron, Heinrich Von
Bobec, succeeded to his father's wide
The latter had been as wild a spend
thrift, as unscrupulous a plunderer as
any of his noble line, and Heinrich
followed closely in his father's foot
steps ; while his younger brother was,
if possible, still more profligate than
Hermann, proud and haughty, chafed
at his positiou, subject as - he was, to
his more fortunate elder brother's rule,
aud dependent on his bouuty for the
mcaus of maintaining the state due to
kis rank, as cadet of one of the most
noble houses m all gcrmany.
Heinrich, so far from soothing this
chafing spirit, took especial delight iu
fostering it still further, by making
Hermann feel his dependence on eve
ry possible occasion, not only iu the
solitude of their hereditary home, but
amidst the crowded saloons of Vienna
and Paris.
In that lawless age, when life was
held in such light esteem, it is not
surprising that 6uch conduct bore its
own fruit. -
The forests oi the llolle Pass were
famous hunting grounds, and it was
the custom of the Barons Vou Uobec
to call together a grand hunt, from
time to time, gathering around them
their friends and neighbors for a reg
ular day of spori.
Ou the occasion f oin of his flying
visits to his paternal domain, Baron
Heinrich summoned all the chiefs for
miles around, to accompany hint aud
liis brother, on one of thes? great hunts.
When the day's sport was over, aud
the gay cavalcade separated to return
to their respective homes, Heinrich,
Baron Von Robcc, was missing.
After a long, wearisome search
through the dark f aresl, his body tras
found I ving stiff and cold on the mouu
taiu side, a sma'l dagger-like wound
above his Lean, alone indicating the
cause of his death.
Suspiciou was naturally directed
towards his brother, now become
Baron Von Iiobec, iu the dead matrs
stead, but nothing conld be proved,
and in truth, noue felt inclined to
prosecute the powerful noble, lest,
haply their own misdeeds should be
brought to light
Hermann had ever, until that fatal
day, worn a jewel-hilted dagger sus
pended at his girdle, but from that
period, it was missing from, its accus
tomed place. "
: "He had lost it while hunting in the
forest," he said, and none were found
to gainsay hia words. -1 ..
So the matter was allowed to die
away, and the world in its homage to
the new Baron, speedily forgot the
tragic end of his predecessor.
Not so, however, could Hermann
Vou Cobec forget . During the night
following that fatal hunt, while yet
the corpse of the murdered man lay
undiscovered on the mountain, llein
r ch Von Bobec stood at his brother's
Ludside. '
"Hermann Vou Kobec," he said, as
the guilty man gazed with chattering
teetn ou the apparition, "you have at
tained vourobicct: voor ambition is
satisfied. For ten years shall you live
to enjoy the fruits of your crime, aud
then mvfate shall be yours; aud upon
each elder son of our house, I leave
my curse."
Tradition tells us that Hermann
Von Bobec married, and as years
passed on, he almost forgot hi3 mur
dered brother's prophecy, in his un-
oroKcn prosperity.
Un the tenth anniversary ot Uein-
rich's death, a cry was raised through
out the couutry. .
The Haron on Jtooec had been
found dead in his bed, a jewel-hilted
dagger plunged iuto his heart; while,
written iu blood-red letters on his
breast, appeared the terrible, myste
rious woras ueiiirtcn s y engeance.
Hermann's two sons grew up to
manhood, and the elder, while yet in
the spring-time of life, was killed ; no
one knew how or by whom, save that
he was found dead in a public parkin
Vienna, a jewel-hilted dagger pro
truding from a wounu in uis neart,
while upon his breast appeared those
awful words, so lull ot horror, so
strange Heinrich' Vengeance.
The years rolled on their ceaseless
course. The younger Droiucr, now
the head of his house, married a high
born lady, aud as the curse rested not
on him, he uica a peaceiui ueain.
leaving but one child, a son.
Waldo on Kobec, as boy and man,
was a striding contrast to the lung
line oi ancestors who had plundered
and oppressed those numerous peas
ants who now gladly hailed their new
Generous, gentle, noble in every
sense of the word, men looked on
him with reverential pity and dread
yet hoping thct the curse of his race
would surely not descend upon one
so beloved, so iunoceut of all offense
toward his fellow-nicn.
And, iu truth, it seemed as though
this might be the case, as though
Waldo's virtues had atoned for his
ancestors' crimes.
. Amid the gay scenes of Vienna, the
young Baron met and loved a fair
maiden, and soon their betrothal was
Following close upoii this an
nouncement, there came a change
over Waldo's hitherto quiet life; a
change that was declined to be quick
and lasting.
"I it true, Herr Baron," asked a
tall, pale nobleman, a foreigner "Is
it true, Herr Baron, that you are be
trothed to the Baroness Frcdcrica ?"
"It is," replied Waldo, in some sur
prise. His questicner was almost unknown
to him, as indeed to all the court, as
he had but just arrived, yet his ample
credentials and letters, had already
obtained for him the free cntre into
the highest circles of society.
"Then I must beg of you sir, to re
nounce her !" exclaimed the trangcr,
I have fixed upon her as my choice,
and I never change my plans."
lla!" cried Waldo, What mean
"Just what I say," was the cool re
ply. "I want that lady myself, and
mean to hevcher! so I must request
you to give up your pretensions."
'Xever!" exclaimed the young no
ble, -You are insolent!"
"Ah ! well then, we had better fight !
Let us see if the noble Baron Von
Bobec ii brave enough to fight for his
lady love."
The strangr-r vdvanccd, and Mruck
Waldo with the flat of his sword.
That night the two met, without
attendants. When day dawned, the
corpsoofthc young baron was dis
covered, a jewel-hilted dagger thrust
in his heart, aud on his breast the
fearful words: Jleiitrich' Venge
ance. It it Finished!
Finished ! well it might be, for the
family of Von Kobec was now extinct
aud their ancient possessions passed
to a distant relative.
The old castle was never inhabited
after Waldo's death.
But it was said, that as each anni
versary ot those terrible acts of ven
geance came round, strange sights
might be seen strange sounds heard,
by,, those who possessed sufficient
courage to approach those stalely
walls, in the gloom of the night
Wheu the ruthless flames finally
leveled the old building to the ground
there was a general rejoicing among
the peasantry.
And what of the stranger who kill
ed Waldo, you inquire?
Of him but little can be said, he was
never more seen by any of the gay
court, he disappeared, as he had come
in mysterious sileucc. '
His showy retinue, his horses, hi?
splendid outfit all that belonged to
him, vanished as silently, and as mys
teriously, as their master.
But it was whispered, with pale,
horror-struck faces in the great city
that the latter had borne a most
marvellous resemblance to an old
portrait of the murdered Baron Hein
rich ; and this fact, taken iu connec
tion with the strange words on Wal
do's breast, caused the terrible tale
to be but seldom repeat cp and even,
then, with shuddering horror. .
: Once in a long while the name of
Aaron Burr comes to the surface. It
was his dying wish that he might when
dead, lie at the feet of his father Aaron
Burr, and of his grandfather, Jonathan
Edwards. His wish was granted, and
a place was made for him in the col
lege division of the burying-grouiid at
Princeton. For a number of years his
grave was visited by hundreds of trav
elers, yet there was nothing to mark
it. IS'o one of all the friends of Burr,
was left who cared to mark the grave
until one ni ght in 18-56', unknown to
any one, a plain marble slab with the
name of Aaron Burr, upon it was plac
ed at the head of his grave. This ia
the foundation for the finale of Harriet
Ueecher olowe'a novel of "Tne Min
ister's Wooing." So great was the in
terest in this one grave that in I860
nearly one-half of the grave stone bad
been chipped off by visitors and carried
away. The students toos up a sub
pcrintion. and caused the erection of i
wire caee about the stone, which has
thus lieen preserved ia it broken con
dition. It. ia now known that it was
bv a woman's thoughtrulness and re
gard for the deased that the stone
was erected.
Another iooririrl has died Virginia
from the use of tobacco, at the age of
100. She was an orphan.
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peetlv Mec. -
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Effect f Laif rpa mmA Xmm
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From the Anrn.t (6a.) Cofstitionalit. ,
; ' '"" . PRICES.
: The prospect foe: remunerative 'pri
ces -to the cotton planter is not very
encouraging. A s the season Is at hand
for pitching crops aud plaiting the
seed, it behooves every planter to look
(he situation steadily in the face, and
make his calculations accordingly,
Opinions differ widely as to future
prices. Our intelligent jJew York
correspondent, Wiuongbby, Jus ex
pressed and reiterated the opinion
that during this yesr middling cotton
will command eighteen cents in that
city. Per contra, well-considered
article, signed B. F, N- a recognized
authority, presents some statistics
which point to low prices for a long
time to come. "
The crop of 1870 is assumed to be
3,800,000 bales. This, seems a moder
ate estimate. Of this, the estimated
export to Great Britain is 2,750,OCO
bales, On the question oi
We quote from the writer as fol
lows: "If we suppose every cotton
spindle in Great Britain to he employ
ed at full working time throughout
the year, and that the production is of
heavier and coarser fabrics, to the ex
tent of two numbers of yaru (say six
per cent) in the average of all, tho
cousumptiou of cotton in Great .Brit
ain may be increased over that of 1870
by twelve to thirteen per cent Let
us assume, then, that it shall be twelve
and a half per cent, or one-eighth
more than last year. The consump
tion on the Continent defies accuracy
of computation, because of the uncer
tainties caused by the war.
"Suppose peace to be made within
this month, then there will be at first
the consequent condition more or less
of stagnation. The waste or diversion
of capital aud skilled lrbor cannot at
once be made good to cotton manu
facturing or any other business. Com
mercial capital and credit arc necessa
ry to life and activity in manufacturing
enterprise, and these have suffered
scriouslr. Bankruptcies must be set
tled, credits, re-established, aud capital
brought back to its old cnacueis be
fore the restoration can be complete.
All this requires time. It is. there
fore, probable that, even with peace
restored this month, the consumption
of cotton on the Continent during the
first five months of 18a will not ex
ceed that of the last live months of
1870, and that tho aggregate of Ihe
whole veai can but little exceed, if it
equal, that of 1870 ; for it must be re-
a 1 a I A L
memoerea mat tn-i cousumpuon oi
cotton in France and Germany togeth
er has been fifty-five to sixty per cent.
of the whole consumption in conti
nental Europe during the last few
years. But suppose the increase for
the Continent shall be five per cent
Then from these premises we have for
181 the following
Stocke of cotton on hand in Eu
ropean ports January 1, 1S7V. 842,240 bale?.
Import available
India lifiwiouo "
EeTPt 30P.WIO "
Other countries
25 iter cent, less
than in 1870 7U0.W0 "
5,400,OW '
Supply available 6.942,21" "
Which, at an average of 4C0 lbs. each,
will be 2,559,318,150 pounds.
Consumption (maxi- it
in ami:
In irct Britain
12; 4 per ct. more
than in 1370
Continent, 5 pt-r
ct. more tban in
1,821, 912,074
Leavius on hind Peccmbcr 31,
171 - 737.506.O.6
Equal to 1,800,000 bales, of 110 pounds
The consumption on the Continent for 1870,
and the stocks on the Continent at the emt ot
the year, are not the actual figures, as they bare
not been received, but are computed from par
tial data and Liverpool estimate.
If from low prices, or other reason,
000,000 bales of the above accessible
supply remains back in the producing
countries, the 6tock in Europe at the
end of the year will still be 1,200,000
bales, to be further increased by what
ever the consumption shall fall 6hort
of the large quantities assumed for it
' The nressure of 1.800.000 bales, or
even at the lowest estimate, 1,200000
bales on the European market at the
end of the year, must inevitably keep
down the price for another year to
come. But will '
have the effect of reducing the pro
duction aud thns give the market a
chance to rally ? The writer answers
the question thus:. , , -
"If so, it will bo coutrary io me ex
perience of past years. Tin crop ot
1850-51 was 2,151,442 bales, the larg
est ever produced up to that date ex-
cnt the croD of in isoi-uz
it was 3,120,310 bales; 'in isaz-tw,
YU0,zi4 uaies. . uuuer uie ouuucu
increase of supply irom mcse iwo
larsre croDs iu succession, prices broke
down to 5.Vd. for Middling Uplands
in Liverpool, aud for four years the
average price in any one year did not
rise above 5?U although tho four
crops next following 1852-53 were
3,075,000, 2,983,500, 3,665,000 and 3,
004,000. The extent of the crops in
old times was determined mainly by
the character of the seasons, aud very
little if at all by the prices. The lower
the price, the more must be produced.
Then there was no other employment
for labor readily available. 1 To a
great extent it is so now among the
laboring people of tho cotton growing
States." ' '
I On the suggestion that planters
should - . -
in the hope of. better prices, tho fol
lowing views are presented against
that policy;. '
: If planters should, by gencr il con
sent, withhold until next season, say
One million bales, and the fact be
comes known, doubtless the cotton
going forward would command better
prices ; yet not much, for the exist
ence of the million bales being known,
it matters little to the European spin
ners whether the cotton be iu their
ports or ou the plantation, except as
the latter would relieve the markets
of the additional pressure 'which
would be felt if all went forward. The
owners of the two millions of bides of
American cotton which pluuters have
old, aud the owners of the cottou of
all other countries would get some
advantage. But tho American plant
ers who are invited to give others
that advantage should see some beu
efit to themselves before consenting
iv i iiu Paul , a. i owic w vuu
million bates oi cotton, to do auieu to
the weight of another crop, in the
season of 1S71-72, even though that
be a small oue, would be to doom tho j
whole to low prices most cffsctually.
It the withholding sustained prices,
it would in so far check the increase
MARCH 1 0, 137 1.
of consumption which is promoted by
low prices, thus adding to the event
ual accumulation, and would, for the
present, encourage plantipg in other
countries. . .Now, if Ue 6upplv for
1871 is excessive, the quickest remedy
is in tbc low prices which attend it.
These drive consumption to the ut
most, and nnder it the surplus melts
rapidly away,-while tbey reduce the
worlds production, and thce again
lead to better prices. Planters need
not a.c sume speculative risks. Follow
ing the rnlc of selling their cotton
when" ready for market (except in
times of panic or other temporary de
pression), they may rely upon it that
customers aud speculation will make
demand for the cotton at prices quite
high enough for the relation of supply
and consumption, and when, as now,
the production has suddenly outrun,
in large measure tho consuming pow
er, the sooner the surplus is taken up
and distributed the better, though
prices be distressingly low."
As a general ruleL planters are not
apt to take or seek advice from the
papers ou the subject of reducing
their crops, or holding on to them
when raade."Itis of some Importance
to them, however, that they should
have brought to their attention the
statistics of the trade, and the views
of those intelligent parties who make
the subject their study.
From the Goodman (Mi.) Ccutral Cflar. .
Say you ; then go to work yourself;
set him the example of earning an
honest living by the sweat of your
brow. That is the ticket, and the only
one that will win in this canvass.
juit cursing negro laziness ; pull the
beam out of your own eye, and take
hold of the plow handles yourself,
and you will soon 6ec labor in plenty.
There are mere than sufficient men in
the country to till all the arable land
now open, if they will only go to
work, instead, of rcpiMing over the
past. Don't be ashamed to turn a fur
row yourself. That is the only way
ever to become independent of the
negro. Wheu he finds von can do en
tirely without him, he will soon hum
ble himself to your own terms, and
we ehall no longer witness the para
dox of labor controlling capital. There
is a dignity in labor that is not appre
ciated by our people. How much
easier it is to earn with your own
labor your subsisance and that of
your family, than to be pcrpctual'y in
debt, and worrying alter a squad of
worthless negroes, who impoverished
your lands to no profit. The remedy
tor this people lies in three words
go to work.
From the Xew Orleans Times.
For savera! years after the Avar it
was confidently prophccied that the
cotton crop of the South wculd never
exceed 2,500,000 bales. It is now less
than five years since the war, and the
crop approaches so near to four mil
lions ot bales as to justify many saga
cious persons in wagering on that
figure. The lowest estimate is 3,750,-
UW bales. I his, too, upon - a very
loose and inconiDletc picking, with
many fields abandoned for the want
of laborers to pick the opened bolls.
Ihe reflections suggested by this
result are interesting and valuable. Is
is obvious that there is labor sufficient
in the South to raise as much cotton
as the world demands or needs, and
that the production is no longer lim
ited by the lack of labor. It is equally
clear that that labor can be made
available as long as the price of the
product is remunerative. At what
price it can be made remunerative is
to be determined by many facts and
considerations. If the prices of sup
plies and provisions do not decline in
an equal ratio with that of cotton, the
planters cannot pay for the labor the
high rates paid the past and previous
seasons. Either, therefore, the pro
duction or the rates of labor must be
reduced. It is better for all the par
ties that the labor should be reduced,
so as to produce permauency and reg
ularity, and at the same time secure
the means of comfortable subsistence
to the laborers, than that by the aban
donment ot this crop these laborers
should be driven from the plantations
and compelled to pursue a vagrant
life. - It wasjja high rate of cotton
which so unsettled our labor dnring
the last car by drawing the laborers
from the sugar plantations to the cot
ton. Not one-half ot the sugar crop'
could be realized, from the scarcity of
labor. With a good cultivation in
the spring and summer, the cane
would have yielded a third more than
it did. ' But cotton paid so much bet
ter that the old hands were attracted
4o the cotton heh.s. The rapid and
large decline ' 1n' cotton has ' driven
them back to tneir: eld plantations,
aud for sugar culture the prospects of
a good cultivation this year, aud of an
abundance of labor, are far better than
they were last season. Is it not bet
ter that the laborer should remain oii
the plantation to which he is attached,
where he has his homestead, his fam
ily and friends, than be drawn away
by a small advance in the price of la
bor to a new and strange plaoe, aud
exposed to the contingency of a reduc
tion la the1 rae3 of his labor ? v
The great prosperity of the'Soulh,
and the welfare of the planters as
well as the laborers, will, we think, be
alike promoted by a fixed and regu
lar, even if a lower, rate of prices tban
that of the seasons previous to the
present. ; Better small profits than
constant and sudden fluctuations. -'
One or the tnftrtaaatts.
A hoosier, an awful ugly man, relat
ing hia travels iu Missouri, said that he
arrived at t'hicken ville in the afternoon,
and just a few days afore thar had been
a boat busted, and a heap of people
scalded aud killed, one way and an
other. "8 at last, as I went into a
grocery, a squad of people followed me
in, and one 'lowed, sez he, 'It's one of
the unfortunate sufferers by the bustin'
of the Franklin;' and upon that he
axed me to driuk with him, and as I
had ray tumbler half ways up to my
mouth, he stopped me of sudden.?
" 'I beg your pardon, stranger but'
says he. , ... . . , ,
"But what T says I.
'"Just fix your mouth that way
again!' says he. .
"I done ir, just like I wa-s gwineto
drink, and I'll be iianged if I didn't
think the whole on 'em would go Into
fits ! They yelled and whooped like a
gang of wolves. , Filially one of 'em sez,
'Don't make fun of the unfortunate ;
he's hantly got over beiu' Wowed up
yet Let's make up a puss for him.'
Then they.all throwed in, and made up
five dollar. As the spokesman handed
me the change, he axed me
'Whar did you fiud yourself after
the explosion ?'
' 'In a flat-boat,' sez I. ' '
"'How far from the Franklin? sez
M 'Why,' sez I, 'I never seen her; but
1 unn fr-ftnt vtiif 1 1-." 17 mv nlirti ill '
i three
; mues
j scatter."
v.,.. u.rri 4.n twof
A will case in Sumaer couuty,
i uessee, involving $51,000, was in litlga-
j tion sixty-six years, aud was only de-
' cided a few days ago.
"A man In Columbus, Miss., "suicid
ed" the other day with a pair of scissors.-
;- .;
A man In Moore county, North Ca
rolina,' at the last August election,
went to the poll with seventeen of his
own sons all of them voted tho Con
servative ticket He claims twenty
foor children of his own, most of them
were born twins.
A gentleman in Kuoxville, Tenn.,
has in bis possession a cabbage stalk,
cut by his father in Florida, while a
soldier in the war of 1S12, aud used by
him for years as a walking stick. It is
in a good state of preservation, aud
makes a handsome and servicable
The negro is still in the well at Mor
ris' station Ga., on the Southwestern
railroad, and alive after a week's con
finement, the bystanders preferriug to
see him starve to death rather than
run the risk of attempting to remove
the earth and debris above him.
A lady returning, afttr a long ab
sence, to Columbus, Miss., was delight
ed at the attention she received from
the courteous railroad conductor? and
the hospitable proprietor of one of the
city totels. They didn't recognize her
Her old master did the next day, and
complimented her upon ber good looks.
She had been bleaching in Bostou.
The letter-carriers of Memphis deliv
ered within the last month !!',0!J mail
letters, 11,005 local letters, 14,4-SO news
papers; number of letters collected, 75,
biMk uewspapers collected, 5,840.
Twelve earners did the work of distrib
uting and collecting. It will le seen
that a good many more thousand let
ters and newspapers were received than
sent. ,
About fifteen months asro. little
James Keesee, a child living in Wy-
tnevuie, a., swallowed a needle,
which was full an iuch aud a quarter
long, and which gradually worked
through the body of the child until it
protruded from the abdomen. A few
days ago a physician extracted it, the
child not seeming to have exjerienced
any ill effects from it.
The Alexandria Uazette reports a
peculiar case: "Mr. S. H. Watkins,
while supervising tho distribution of
meal from his wagon this morniug,
came across a house, the inmates of
wnicu had just killed and cooked two
canary bird, all they had in the world
to eat. In response to the question
why they had not sold tlie birds, they
said they could not sell them for cash.
and a credit sale would not have bene
fited them. Mr. W. gave them a bush
el ftf mpfll Httd ilrnro nn
A revenue officer, supported by a
squad of soldiers, deliberately destroy
ed a toll-gate to a bridge over the Ches
tatee, in Hall country, t a., because the
proprietor thereof refused to allow him
to pass without paying the usual fee.
Not content with this, the officer or
dered the proprietor of the bridge, who
is represented as being one of the most
respectable and highly esteemed citi
zens in that section, to be handcuffed;
and he was dragged from his home
without being allowed to speak to his
wiie ami ennuren.
There are now in opperatiou in Virgi -
ia fifteen hundred public schools, and
by the first of Apill there will be two
thousand. This statement, says the
Bichmoud Enquirer, does not iuclude
the public schools inBichmond, Peters-
Durgana morrorK, wnicn as yet have
not been incorporated into the State
system. This surprising result is not
to be accounted for solely or chiefly by
the character of tlie law and the ad
ministration, but by the fact that the
public free school system, having met
a distressing want amons the neorlp.
was joyfully adopted in the great ma
jority oi uie couuties of uie State.
The Mobile Begister says of the late
Bishop Andrew: "Bishop Andrew
was a native of South Carolina. He
had passed sixty years in the ministry
which he entered at the age of Itf, and
was consecrated in 1S31. Fcr some
time past has been feeble, and gradual,
ly declining, and a week ago last night
he was brought over from New Or
leans, paralyzed in side, and conveyed
to the parsonage of the St. Francis
street Methodist Church, to the family
of his son-in-law, Uev. J. W. Bush.
Here he sunk, away day by day aud
hour by hour, and expired at 15 min
utes past eleven o'clock last right, the
At the examination in Mobile on
Friday of the recent railroad riot in
that city, in reply to a remark made
by Col. Stewart, tliat the road had
expended already $7,UiO,UUii. Admiral
Semmes stated that it was in bad taste
for men to come South in a tone of
defiance and boast of bringing North
ern capital aud North enterprise for
the development of that section in the
face of the fact that they had got out
of two States under Radical rule al
ready 11,0" W,0U0, and are entitled -to
$15,000 per mile more for every foot of
road laid n his own State. The claim
of expending Northern capital is not
sustained by facts.
Miss Cornelia Jefferson Buudolnh.
age 72,randaughter of Thomas Jeffer
son, was buried at Monticcllo on Mon
day last, being the fourth of the Ran
dolph family who have died wiLtin
the past lew weeKs. me late uov.
Randolph and his wife Maria, daugh
ter of Thos. Jefferson, reared eleven
childreu, six daughters and live sous,
all of whom lived to mature age: James
Liewis, Dr. liecj. franklin, late a State
Senator, Geo. Washington, Secretary
of War in the Southern Confederacy,
Mrs. Bankshcad and Cornelia are de
ceased: one son, Col. Thos. J., now in
his 79th year, Mrs. Coolidge, of Boston,
Mrs. N. P. Trist and Miss Mary, of j
Alexandria, aud Mrs. Meikelham,
formerly of New York, but now of that
county, are still living: an instance of
remarkable longevity in one family.
They have in Jackson, Tennessee, a
society of young men called the Broom
corn Serenaders." They array them
selves in a calico or homespun dress,
and by moonlight call upon such young
ladies as are known to be adverse to
domestic work, quietly sweep out the
porch, gallery, hall, etc., to appropri
ate music, aud then retire, carrying
their brooms proudly in the air, wav
ing like the bankers of a victorious
army. When a yeung lady so visited
acknowledges the error of her ways,
tbj serenaders return in a procession
headed by music, each one dressed as
Mr. Bacon, the hero of the "Georgia
Scene,' was courting a lady in Oeor-
fia or South Carolina. She had refused
Im frequently, aud he as often repeat
ed bis suit.- At one interview she be
came exceedingly annoyed at his im
portunity, and told him she could not
marry' him that their ta te, opinion,
likes and dislikes were totally diil'e rent
"In fact," shesaid, "Mr. Bacon, I don't
think there is one subject on earth upon
which we agree." "1 assure yon, mad
am, that you are mistaken, and I can
prove it" "If you can mention one
thing about which we agree 1 will mar
ry you." "Well," said Mr. Bacon "I,
will do it Suppose, now, you aud I
were traveling together; we arrive at
a hotel, aud there are only two beds fur
us, in one of which there is a man, and
in the other a woman which bed
would you select to !et p in ?" She
arose indignantly, aud replied, "with
the woman, of course, sir !" Ho would
I !" earnestly replied Mr. Bacon.
The Ban)? of Cilifomik Ima pur
chased t 'e Little Emma silver mine, t
in lUh Icmtorv. for the Hum of
oOO.OOO, from a family named ChU-
holm, at Elgia. Two years ago they
! were in poor circumstances one of
them was a priuter, who had left his
case In tho Chicago Evening Post only
three months ago.
VOL. XVI. NO , 29. -
A Few Words to XevljOlarrled Tsung
- People.
Few will admit that they need aiiv
advice ia the houeymoou ; fewer still
will take it. Most of young peisous
think. "Well, it is Bard if wo may not
te left fo ourselves at such a season!"
And yet. perhaps, if we took the ex
perience of the many ou this subject,
they would admit that the honeymoon
has bee the time of all oltuvs when
they have been the least able to help
themselves. Is it too much to sa
that, dnring thoso two months, the
happiness or the misery of those two
young lives is very nearly settled?
ell, perhaps, that is too much to sar
for errors and misconceptions may be
lived down, and habits mav bo formed
or broken after the honeymoon iu the
course oi years. But still much is
often decided, we will not say in the
nrst tew montas, but even the first
few days. Little things are decided
in little ways, and neither understand
it is the litile rift within the lover's
lute that has begun to show even on
the iirst day. Aunabel is eighteen
but she has beeu brought up in a hot
tic, knows nothing of the world!
about a? ignorant and prejudiced and
pretty a iitlle creature as you will
Auuabcl dislikes smoking, not be
cause the smell of tobacco makes her
ill, but because her mamma tausrht her
that smokiiig was a bad habit. Kaiph
who has lived rather a free life, but is
rctornicd, loves Annabel dearly, and
is on his marriage trip, and lougs for
a cigar as they speed hour after hour
toward Edinburgh. Annabel frowns
for the first time. Tho next day the
same sccuo recurs, but this time Ralph
is a little impatient, hut he still yields
wnn a kiss and in excellent tasic. uut
when the traiu 6tops lor twenty in in
utcs, he gets out alone. I watch him ;
i can sec something has gone wrong.
xie is thinking, "Ah, horrid bore not
to be able to have a mnoke. Never
knew how fond I was of smoking.
By Jove, I will smoke!" Patience,
patience, on both sides, but especially
on the man's side, for he is the strong
vessel and knows life. At the bottom
of her heart his voung wife wants to
please him, but she cannot bear him
out of her sight he must account lor
every movement. His ways are in
comprehensible. Why docs he want
to go out for ten minutes after dinner
lor a stroll? Why does 'he prefer
spciiulug an hour or two down stairs
with an old friend at night, to going
up into the drawing-room? Why
does he want to see the papers at the
emu, inoieuu oi going out,auer a hard
day in the city, for a little afternoon
shopping? Man is a mystery to manv
a young girl for the first few months
after marriage. She has not learned
that a man's iuterests are and must be
various. How should she suppose
that a husband had any other desires
than to make money and dance attend
ance npou his wile ? She has never
cared for anything but love and bon
nets, fche cannot understand that
dress and even matrimony are only
episodes in a man's life, although they
compose the sum total of many a wo
man 8. Newly-married women arc,
no doubt, very trying sometimes to
their husbands; but it is the fault
more of their social training and the
want of education than anything else.
.lieu should remember how much a
girl has to learn, aud how much, alas I
most men have to unlearn, when they
first begui married life. We venture
to say that if all newly-married couples
were io mate a contract not to quar
rel for six months, they would seldom
have any serious quarrels iu afterlife
CasseVs Mcvjazine.
Toombs on Greeley.
Some of the good people of Ohio
itxcniiy iiivuea Jir. xoomos to attend
a celebration of the birthday of Hon.
Horace Greeley. Mr. Toombs replied
as follows :
A iGi" st a, Ga., Jan. 25, 1871 Gen
tlemen: I have received your letter
inviting me to participate in the cele
bration of the sixtieth birthday of the
Hou. Horace Greeley, and but for a
pledge that I am under not to crofs
Masou and Dixou's line, until I can
"call the roll of my slaves" at the base
of Banker Hill Monument, I should
be with you on an occasion which
awakens sonic pleasant and manv bit
ter memories.
Georgia, yon will remember, went
quite reluctantly out of the Union. I
was enabled to rush the ordiuancc of
secession through the Legislature bv
iv.iuing m me iiouse uie editorialslof
the New York Tribune.
the right of the Southern States to sel
up a goveriinicut for then;.so!vAi nn,l
denying the right of the Federal Gov
ernment to keep us in the Union by
coercion. Lor this timely uTt-i I
then cherished a warm feeling of grat
itude toward Mr. Greeley; but a
"change has come ever the spirit of
my dream." All things considered,
taking Georgia out of the Union was
one of the worst day's work 1 ever
Instead of our slave roll-call, tiiin-rs
have tuMicd out end for end. and now
slaves call the roll for their farmer
masters. The negro has been elevated
not only to a personal equality, but
has actually become the representa
tive of white men. I do not, however,
refer to this painful and mortifying
reverse in the fortunes of the South
by way of reproof or complaint. Mr.
Greeley, in advocating the right of se
cession, "meant well," though it was
"a great mistake;" and while 1 cannot
forget that I was cruelly misled, lean
lay my hand uponvray heart aud
cheerfully say that I forgive him.
V ery truly yours,
Bocebt Toombs.
Tlie lady corresiondents of the press
in Washington are becoming an es
tablished and importantinstitution and
a very well paid one too. Mrs. Mary
Clemmer Ames, for example, who
writes so cleverly for tho Independent
and Brooklyn Lnion, Is paid a salary
of $5,000 per aunum, which is more,
we stwpect, thau is paid to any man
correspondent or writer ia Washing
ton. Mrs. Harriet Frescott Spollord is
paid for correspondence $3,000 a year
and writes articles for pacers and mag
azines besides. Miss Snead ("Miss
Grundy") sends very pleasant and
racy letters to the World for $1,3W a
year, and writes to the Springfield
I lepublican, Louisville Journal, and
Baltimore Saturday Night, for which
he is paid large sums of gold. Mrs.
"Grace Greenwood" Lippincott, has
written considerably this wiutcr for
the Tribune, for which, of courie, she
obtains her own price. Mrs. Maria. A.
Stetson, of Boston, sends lively letters
to the Boston Watchman apd Reflec
tor, and to some paper rriu ted in ma
ny millious out West Kausas or some
such couutry as that. Another clever
and very industrious correspondent is
"Olivia" (Mrs. Briggs), f the Phila
delphia Press. Her letters are among
the best sent from the capital. Proba
bly one reason why these lady corred
poitdeuts are so well compensated te,
that ?side from their ability, they at- !
tendvj.-y closely to their dulhw, do
not pervau? places where much Bour- j
bou, late nights, andjeigars are consum
ed, and do not indulge in 'Sinful
A black hog suits the Southern- climate.
.a m a a. r.
A rich mtin who bail ao tUillrea frepm?
to bis or neighbor wh bud we, to Uk-
on of them, and promised if the murents woalu
cua?nt. that ho would fir them property
enough U make themselves and their other HM
children comfortable for life.
' Which shall it be? Which ehatl it be?
I looked at John John looked at aie.
And when I foond that I nut peak.
Mr voice seemed jangrly low and weak,
"Tell mea.ain what Robert said."
And then ( listening bent my head.
Thi Uhis letter: . -,
- . '
A hoase and Und while you ha!l lire, -I
fin return from eat you seven.
One child ( me for eye is aiven." T .
I looked af John's old irarinenU worn s
T.r 1---. uo ui u irn, .
.yjJ'f ""I w,,rk ner,
. Which I though willing , could no hire ;
I t"oh ;., seven youn mouths to feed.
Of seven little children's need, v
Aud then oi this.
'..!. , ' "Come John," said I,'
. . e 11 r'"' anions; them as thev lie
- !o,walkiug hand in hand.
lear John and I surveyed ear band ;
fuu i . crau'B "Stilly stepped,
J here Lillian, the boby jlept.
portly the father stooped to lay.
His roush hand d-.wn in a lovin way .
W hen dre.ni or whisper made hrtir. " -
Ann nusKiiy nesaul: t'Xot her."
We stooped beside the trundle bed.'
... Anol'''irrayflanipli!htshe.l .
Athwart the boyih faces there.
In sleep ?. beautiful and fair. '
I saw on Jams' rnugh red efterlj '
:..eI'."n,r.e,v John could -pe .h.
. . H? f.hota baby, too," said I.
. And kissed him a we hurried bv; - "
Pale, patient Robbie's anr-1 fari
"f.v'lin hi sleep bore suffering's tra.-e.
o '"r thousands crown not him."
. He whispered, while our eve were dim.
Poor Pick ! hard Dick ! our wavward -on -lurbuleat,
rortlcs idle one "
t'ould he oe spared! Xay. he who ; -e
Bade us befriend him to the grave,
"nly a mother's heart could be .
Patient enough for su-b as he;
"And so" said Joan, I would not dare
To take hi in frotn her b-sd-idc rrnyer.
Then ..toli; weoftlvn abixe
;nd knelt by Mary 'child or love.
I erhais for ber 'twould bctt.-r
I said to Jubu. Ouiet silently
Ha lifted up a curl that la y
Aerjiss her cheek in wilful war,
And ihmkhcr head. "ay, ove, n tie-,"
The whilumy heart beat audibly.
"I Dare Set."
A group of boys stood ou the walk
before a line large drug-store. Deltimr
each other with snow-balls. In an un
lucky moment the youngest sent hia
spinning through the frosty air against
the large plate glass of the druggist's
window. The crash terrified them all
but none so much as the little fellow
WUO now Blood nal ftnil from hi trier
with startled eys, gazing at the mis
chief he had wrought.
"Won't old Kendrick 1 mad-."'' Uun
Ned! we won't tell. Uun. uuii-k?"
"I can't!" he gasped,
"l.un. I tell von? Iu'-i
ard! Why don't vou run- I oiio h
wouldn't catch nie!"
"yo; I can't ruu," he faltered.
"Little fool! IlftMl ho fniiirhM V-
spunk enough to run away! Well,
I've done all I can for him," muttered
uie ciuer ooy.
ihe dOOr Ooeiiml! nil nnvrv f...
peared. J
"Who did this?" came in fierce tone
from the owner's lips. "Who did this
I ay?" he shouted. No one answered.
i lie ireniolinjr, shnnkin-r lv drw
rpr. Tlw KttU !.:.. ,
- r "'0 v-
pnt faced the angry man aud in tonea
ui n u in icpiieu:
"1 Uiu it, sir."
"And you dare tell me of if.'"
"I dare not dfliiv ir tir- .?...-,. ....
tell a lie."
The rei!v was mif viww.io.1 nr
a w j v. ... .
stern man passed; he saw the pale
cheek, the frightened eyes wherein the
soul of truth and true courage shone,
and his heart was touched.
"Lome here. sir. ttlut'.
name ?"
"Edward ITowp. sir itli urh i
do to pay you? I'll do anything?"
His eves tilled with lmN-
-- wuij uvu a,
make my mother pay it, si. !"
v iu you snovei my walk when the
next saow falls?"
Ned's face was rmli.-mr u i,u an
swered; "All winter, sir. PI 1 do i: eve
ry time, and more too, sir. I '11 do any
thing." "WelK that's pnraicrli- nn.t .Ir.
kn-w why I let you otT so easy? Well,
it's because vnn'm nnl arVai.l tK.. 1
truth. I like a boy that tells tlie truth
always. When the next snow falls be
sure you come to me."
-l wui, sir."
"We'll a.l llflT. ll!l LlL..taa.!
others, and as they turned away, three
hearty cheers rn-nn for ir ..,,..,iI.
and three more for the boy that dared
not run away. fhiM ut Jlomr.
Social Honor.
Kvery iieron fhould cultivate a idee
sense of lonor. In a hundred different
ways this fittiugadjunct of the true lady
or gentleman is often tried. For In
stance, one Is a guest of a family.
where, perhaps, the domestic machin.
ery does not run smoothly. There Is a
oitow iu the h juse unsunneded bv th
outer world. Sometimes it Is a dissi
pated son, whose conduct U a ah ATT. A
and ft grief to bid parents; sometimes
A rPlflH VA wlinua luiaiitr.A.tlw .J
culiarities are a cloud on the home. Or,
worst oi an, uusoaua and wife may not
be in accord, and there may often be
bitter words snoken. and hnrs). recrim
inations. In any of these cases the
guest is in honor bound to be blind and
deaf, so far as people without are con
cerned. If a gentle word within can do
anv trood. it mv wall h.. a.t.i . v... .
go forth and reveal the shadows of an
uuhappy secret to any one, even your
nearest friend, it is an act of indelicacy
and mpanniuH nl
Ouce in the sacred privacy, sharing Its
life, all that you see and hear is a sa
cred trust It is as really con tern ntlh!
to gossip of such things as it would be
to steal the silver or borrow the books
and forget to return them. L'fc li'jok.
"Can't Ki r itMit ui'i i..
. - - - " " - A-VU T, I ALU
there." said a fkfhor tn tha tirn who
was writing with a diamond on hi
"Why not?"
"Itecause you can't rub it out"
Did iLever -enr tn t,,.
, . .V. J"1, Ui llllJU,
that you are daily writing tu-.it urhL.i.
you cannot rub out?
iou made a cruel speech to your
mother thp nflinr il-iir l ......... !...
on her loving heart, and gave her great
s..j. li m mere now, auu hurts ner
every time she thinks of it You can't
rub It out
OU wishml a wl.lrait tt.
day in the ear of your playmate. It
wrote Itself on his mind, and led hiiu
to do a wicked act. It Is there now.
you can't rub it out
All your thoughts, all your words,
all your acts, are written iu the book of
the record is a very sad one. You
can't rub it out.
A iYniors Lkukno. When Adam
was far advanced in years, and at the
point of death, he seut his son to the an
jr:I Michael, who kept the gate of 1'ara
die. to pray for the oil of mercy so that
he could be healed. The angel answered
that it could not be until titty-live hun
dred years, but ho.gave Seth a branch of
the tree of which Adam had eaten, bid
ding him plant it on Mount Iebanon,
and that wli n it bore fruit his father
should be healed, feth planted the
branch on his lather's grave ; it tovk
root grew .and from it were
made Aaron's rod, and 3Ioi staff, with
which lie struck the rock and sweetened
the waters of Mi rail Ital-jo formed the
pole on which the brazen scrpaut was
lifted and the ark ol the testimony.
At last it came into the hands of Solo
mon, who u4.il it iu building his palace,
but it continually resisted the dibits of
the builders to atljiis. it. Now it was
too loug and then again Ux shore. The
builders being angry, then threw it In
to a marsh that it might serve as a
bridge. The ,u:en ol Shcba would not
walk upon it but adored it aud told Sol
omon that tiJKm it should be suspended
the man turougii w hose death the king
dom should be destroyed.
Solomon then had i; lurkd deri) In
the ground where afterward the .pool 0f
ltethsaida was dug, aud from the virtues
of tht tree healing properties were im
parted to the waters. After it had been
buried three hnudrcd years It rose to
Ihesurlaceot the water, aud the Jew
took it aud made ot It tlie ctoe of our

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