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MONROE, LA., JULY 10, 1887.
A VISION I It was just as day was dawning In the beautiful eastern skies, That I, watchworn and weary, Closed my sorrowful eyes. I did not think that I could sleep, 'I was weary withwatehing and weeping, Ionly thought I'd rest awhile, But before I knew I was sleeping. And soon I fell to dreaming, And dreamed of heavenly things; I thought I saw an Angel, *Wlth beautiful golden wings, Float softly to the cradle, Where my infant cousin lay, And take her gently in her arms And swiftly fly away. I put out my hand to stay her, But she vanished from my sight; And all around, where she had been, Shown with a heavenly light. 'Twas then I thought of its mother, And wandered what she'd say, When I'd tell her that an Angel Had borne her child away. At length I was awakened By a weak:and feverish cry, 80 I knew that i'd been dreaming And the little child would die. Its eyes looked pleadingly in mine, Its lips were parched and dry; Although I had been dreaming, I knew the child must die. So I placed it on a pillow, And took iton my arm, I held it closely to me And tried its limbs to warty. But alas I it was:too late, This was the chill of death, Fainter, fainter, beat its pulse, It slowly drew its breath. I waked its sleeping mother, And bade her come and see, Her darling little baby, that An Angel soon would be. She came and knelt beside it, And kissed its pallid cheek, But not a word she uktered, For from grief she could not speak. Her baby now lay sleeping. But we could not hear its breath, In vain we tried to wake it, For it was asleep in death. So the Angel must have come, And taken the child away; And carried it up to Heaven, Just at the break of day. "LyssA LaBI.' --Monroe, La., Aug., 1870. "T'FE FARIER LASS O' PIPING PER. WORTH," AND ITS AUTHOR. [Macon Telegraph.] In the July number of Lippincott's, now before us, there is a short story under the title "The Farrier Lass of Piping Pebworth" that will be read wherever the magazine circulates with pleasure and Interest. It is a gem of many faces, full of light and sparkles. the work of a master hand. For South. era readers it will have a peculiar in terest, since the author is a Virginia girl ; a blossom and a protest from the heart of the old South. Miss Amell Rives comes of distin% guished lineage, being the daughter of Wmi. . Rives, of Virginia, than whome no man stood higher in the confidence of the Southern people. Her home is among the red hills of Albermarle, where the family has dwelt since the middle of the last century, and her surroundings make her own life a ro. mance. Trained and educated in this home, selecting her own studies and occupations, she has developed into an artist and literateur. Nature to her mental talents has added a beautiful face and form and an energy which speaks not alone in her works but in her characters themselves. Her first publication was "A Brother to Dra goons," a short story, which made her famous In a week. It is our misfortune to have missed the first work from the pen of Miss Rives, but "The Farrier Lass of Piping Pebworth" Is probably the best com pensation we could have had. So charming a tale is rarely told; one 'so complete in all the elements that round up a story are rarer still. The figures therein under the marvelously deft touch of the artist stand forth like portraits in the gallerlee of the old masters. Here is the "farrier lass" as pictured by the smith, her father, as he chats over a glass of ale in the tavern : "Ne'er in all thy travels bhst thou e'er seen so crack-brain a wench as my Keren ! Lord, it set thy head to swimming did she but enter a room. She had no more stability o' motioon a merry-go-round; and she was that brown a bun looked pale i' eom parison when shedld lilft it to be mouth to eat it. A strapping Jade and strong a anmy lad o'ber age i' the village. In her seeming she took neither after her mother nor after me, though she was a comely wench, as wenches go--hair as black as a January night in stonry weather, and eyes as big and as briglht and as yellow (o' my word)-ae yellow as two crowd pleces. They looked out from under her thick eyebrows like uanllght peeping from a heavy cloud. .Aad she was made like a lad for sup. plemaes. Taller than her mother by a bead and shaboulders, and within a full Iob8 o' my torelock. By'r laykin! .ow she coulda sing, too I She would bialthe ba ditty I' the' voice o' a six ot etripplU g, but, for a' that, as hit a, blm s hr away on a still noon IS smeaistide." flig _Etlty of oxpressloa and aptness of ditl smees boundless. Here is eeissue from the reaper's field, Wh h frOis g ihase a sickle to show [ t kt be~brea rival: "The wind blew down her thick locks about her so that she was wrap ped in a mantle worthy any queen; while with every sweep o' her strong brown ariams the tumbling grain did fall like gold about her; so that she seemed to be trampling upon her treas ores in a manner truly royal. Also a red glow came into her shadowy cheeks like aP though a scarlet flower tossed into a clear, brown stream should rise slowly upward beneath thelimpid sar face and shine a-through." Only an artist and a poet could have painted this so vividly. But there is a not less striking picture, Keren over the cradle of her old-time lovers babe, she having forced him to keep his vows plighted to another maid. "There kneels she, and Ruth's red shawl o'er her head to please the child-there kneels she, I say, beside the cradle, and kitties him with her nimble fingers, and digs him i' th' ribs after a fashion that would sure a' run me crazy (though it hath ne'er yet been proven what a young babe cannot endure at the hands of women), and punches and pokes and worries him for all tit' world like a kitten worrying a flower. And he, lying on his back, winds all his hands and babies and makes merry, after the fashion o' a spring stream among many stones. But at last up gets she to her knees and takes him fiercely in her strong hands, and holds him off at arms' length, looking at him, and she saith in a deep voice, saith she. 'For that thou art not mine, saith she, 'I hate thee; but-' and here comes a change all over face and voice and manner like as when April doth sud, denly wake in the midst o' a wintry iday in springtldo--'but,' sath she, "foi that thou art his, I love thee.' And she took nimn to her bosom and bowed down her head over him so that he was hidden all in her long hair." The story is full of such vivid picturese none more glowing, however, than when this ferrier lass, having learned her father's trade when his arm was broken, is shown standing at the forge "as though Dame Venus had taken away her hammer from her good man Vulcan to do his work for him." But variety and swift changes are striking features of Miss Rives' style. A noe humor breaks these passages and through all runs a keen wit. A few Illustrations only are possible here. Keren is brewing some sack for the fond father, when up comes ",Mister Peter Mouldy with his knitting and grins at her across the caldron after the fashion of a horse eating briars. She not noticing him, quoth he : "Good morning, sweet Mistraes Lemon." Saith she, notlooking at him: "rhou liest I" "-low, mistress ?" saith he, with his mouth as wide as a church door on a Sunday. "Why, for calling a lemon sweet," salth she, "when all the world doth know that it is sour." Thereat he fell a grinning again. ",Sweet, sweet Mistress Lemon, 'tie thee I praise and not thy name. And I will wager that thou art not sour, Mistress Kerea." ",How wilt thou find out, either to lose or win thy wager," quoth she. "Thus," quoth he. And o' my word, the homespun got his arms about her, knitting and all, (though I would a' laid two cows and a lamb they couldn't a' reached about her pretty waist) and smacked right heartily full on her red mouth. Well, comrade, that some thing would happn I knew full well, but when she did up with him ony the seat 'o his breeches and the collar o' his jerkin and did souse him head first in to the pot o' sack, me thought I would a' burst asunder, like Judas Iscariot (meaning no blasphemy). "And when he was clumbed out, spluttering and white with terror, she did fish out his hat with his big kniot ting-needles, and did set it upon his head, and did thrust him outside, and did shut the door in his face." There is a little glimmer of humor in this passage from. the old farrier's chat : "Well, for all's fine talk Master Hacket went no more to hell than do any other men that marry-an' less than some, seeing as how he did not marry a scold, which (God forgive me, or her, or both o' us) I have done. Yea, comrade, I will commemorate this our first meeting In eight years by confessing to thee that my wife (in thy ear, comrade), that my wife is a scold. Sometimes I do verily think as how women, like Mistress Lemon, be sent unto men to keep 'em from pojnndering too heavily concerning the absence o' marriage in heaven. By cock and pye, man, as I live, 1 do honestly believe that I would rather be a bachelor in hell than the husband o' Mistress Lemon In heaven." The story is strong in love and self sacrifice, womanly devotion, sell-help and heroic self-denial, a beautiful leaflet that seems to have blown out of some scrap book near a nook where Shakes peare's manuscripts nestle, high in its aim and true in its development. One turns from it elated; and we know of no higher test when to Its reading is brought high appreciation for all these. But with us mingles also the pleasure of prophecy, for the hand that has laId this tribute at the feet of our olte mother, will lay finuer laurels there in days to come. And so shouldt it be, for gifts like these spring Irom previous condition antd not from scclient. Not as a prodigy, but as a development oe her own people shall weregardt as Miss Amelie Rives. "VERY AMERICAN." Sly Roae tlizabeth Cleveland. I think the best thing that can be said to American girls the year round, but especially in July, is to beg them to be more and more American, and, when they have become just as Amen can as they can possibly be, to keep so. There can be no need of my explain ing to any American girl who reads Sunshine why she should be a little more American in July than In any other month in the year; or, if she should not be more American in July than at anjy other time in the year, why she may taldk and act a little more American now then at other times. The kind of girl I am thinking of and talking to will be In no more danger of forgetting her country's birth-month than she will be in danger of forgetting her own birth-month, or her mother's. The month that has a birtllday in it will never be forgotten; there are too many teasons for remembering birth days. But I may say a word or two, per haps, in explanation of what I 'mean by advising American girls to be American; for some clever girl who reads what I am writing nmight ask how an American girl can help being American ? I will Imagine that this question is asked, for it will help ane to make very clear how an American girl can be truly American by showing how she can not be American. American girls can help being American very easily; they can be very un-American without half try ing. I shall not try to speak of all the ways by which this very undesirable reputation can be deserved; but there are two ways which are so much to the point I wish to make, that I will speak of them, and leave you to enu merate others for yourself. In the first place, then, you can be very un-.Ameatian indeed, and becolme more and more so, and when you have become just as un-American as you can be, you can keep so by simply being and remaining ignorant about your country. It is a good rule about good things that if you wish to feel very little in terest in them you must know very little about them; and if you wish to have no interest at all, you must know nothing. This rule holds particularly good about the thing we call America. The girl who wants to be un-Amer!can must know nothing about her country; she can then feel no Interest in it, and if she has no interest she will have no pride, no love, no Americanism. This is the first way to be un-American. In the second place, you can be very un-American, indeed, by being very something else-very French, very Italian, very German, or, alas ! "very English." There is no better way in the world to alienate yourself from an old friend or benefactor than to be dis. loyal to that person. The very best way In the world for a shallow girl to lose admiration for ene friend is to compare that friend with another who is more admired by every one else: who is "the fashion." And, even if she be not shallow, it is a dangerous experiment, if she wishes to retain her own self-respect and sense of loyalty, for any girl to expose a dear friend to too much comparison with others; and to hear too much criticism from others. It is a good thing not to permit one's self to do this at all. If your old friend, your brother, your sister, your mother, your lather, is not so much admired for surface qualities by people in general, as is soame new friend, that is not your affair; he or she is, after all yours and yours to keep yours, first and best, always and forever. A very good way indeed to be thought to be un-American, andl to really become so, is to compare your country with other countries, witih a constant willingness to believe the crit icism of other people Which makes America come out of the comparison second best. Anti then to imiti+te, as much as possible, the mansners and customs of European countries; to catch up all the foreign expressions and 'airs" you can; in short, to be just as French or just as English as you possi bly can be. You will lose your sense of loyalty toward your own land in this way, and then you will find it very easy to dislike America, just as we poor sinners find it very easy, al ways, to dislike everybody and every thing which is a reproach to us. To be a truly American American girl, is to be a truly country-loving girl; that is to be truly patriotic; and that Is to love and honor andt be ready to serve her country at all times and in all places. Plenty of times and plenty of places will be foundtl if one is looking for them. No Atnmericant girl can piossibly lhelp loving andl honoring Iher gralnd country if she knows anything abolt it. The long thrilling story of its making from first to last, froil its tbeginting way back in the hearts of mene, to its pren ont growth and greatness, will silnk deeper and deeper into lahe heads end hearts of all who studly it, atlnd mean more and more, as time goes on. Iearn all you can, girls, of every country; you can never study hiatory too mnuch. B3ut tirst and last and in the mniddle, learn all you can of your own conlltry. You can never in a whole long life time learn all there, is l, learn. The story can tat-ver grow stale, if ,rilhtly/ srtuliaed; anll never grows tiresoma. And stlandI up ftr Ameri:ca wherever you are. D)on't imitate any foreign styles or mannors. 1 iln ithe, dlepthts of your good, trnue, cotuntry-lovitag haIarts you are conltPelle tto athlait that your country has a fault, as every gRrtat na tion has, why, go to work to firet coll ceat and then c-rue,' thatt fautlt; anaiaai lt it be your glory tllat, as American girls, it is your maission to tlaako evary thing Atlerinttn s.t goalt atal so baaat i ful, that not lonig llelaaw it shall be more fashalloathle to lie 'very Arilt-ni can" iIthan very anlythinig a-sl,; eveal, "very E',,glish."''-- ',-a,,,, -t-r,'hioe, AM" July. TatE TFLERAnpH : One dollar pier y ear. MONROE ADVERTISEMENTS. -A FULL AND ELEGANT LINE OF Spring and Summer Novelties -AT LOWEST PRICES AT Mrs. M. Staples Blees' Fashionable Millinery, No. 26 Grand Street, Monroe, La. Dresses artistically made in the latest fashion at lowest figures. ..I. T°. BE 1TOIT -MANUFACTURER OF __LI8 Hv.i t Et _ ene Posts, Boards & Pickets.l. Curbing for Side-walks Put in Position at Reasonable Rates. DPRICE(Of All IHeart Shingles, best quality, delivered any where in ii4 .. . ......the City, or at Railroad Depolt and Steamboat Landing...... ( D V.fJO S'- Special Rates on Large Orders. -t_. P'rices of other work given on application or written request. Orders by mail given special and prompt attenti'on. Ctall on or address H. T. BENOIT, Monroe, La. All ordars loft with E. FUI)ICIKAI will receive prompt attention, READ THIS! HSADIl AIN IIlRNESS rPIC fIIST -TO CASI- PUIRCHIIASERS. GRAIND NTRI EEr - - - - MONO, LA. (Opposi/e the (. buri/house,) Buggy Jlarnless, $7 50 to $18 00. (oIumlllnol Saddles, $1 75, $2 50, $3 00, $4 50 cand ~ 00. ITexas Saddles, $5 00 . 7 50. $10 00, $12 00 and $15 00. Side Saddles, $4 001to 5r 00. Plow tlla..mes, 2 35,. :., 50e,. Good 'Tl'aml Collars, 75C. to $1 00 each. Cheek Lines, ; $; 25, $1 50l, 1 i:ch $1 73. Good Shiping 1Ialter, 15c. tog~ c. onch. Team Bridlos, .>ic. to $1 2S o:cht. I(olntnon Saddle (lirts, Jl c. to 25c. Wood Stirups, 10C. tO 50. per pair. Buggy VWhips 25 c. to : 0O0. Bridle Bits, all style, 10to. to 50c. Cow Boy Saddloe, $20 00 to $21; 00. SIi. Jacobs P'istol HIolsters, $2 00 each. .. E -. PEJ -.-r.. -S, O-razdc1 ilt.rootx . " ,,-- --- ~-o-ma-noo, Ln.. FURNITURE, SASH AND DOORS, WINDOW SHADES, Childrens' Carriages, Wagons and Velocipedes. t-AND I)EALIER IN Coffins, Cofin Trimmings and Metalic Burial Cases. --ALSO ISAIEIt IN - The American Sewing MVIachine. The : Old: Reliable: Corner." J. M. BREARD, Corner - Gran - and - BeSiard - Streets. Vl O lfT I ::: , T- T .. AQ'. S% ChIeapº (hood.s, IHontcst II(t <ul .?I r ( EtiP JBe(srle And : don't : you : Jo,/ etl : il. MONIROE BAKERY, l. U. MILLEIR, i'roprietolr. I)1eSIAltI) S'T'IEEJ'T, MONil It)E, lA., Families supplied wvith bread made of the best flour. ('tates of every kind kept for sdale or made to order. Fancy Groceries, Tobacco, Cigcars. Fruits, Confections, etc, Kept ill stock and will be sold at tho lowest market price. -------------o-----m.. .., . -. 1.. i . I.. , ::- . .1uent ou w lain tI ,lll" I, Wih h , -i p tt, / ' - - hEN/Ed At"T. 7 hi yA II THE TELEGRAPH: MONROE, LA., C. Z.. TRO rrD-C7DBLE-. Editor aind Publibher. 'Tl.eS O'. 0 UIL.:7II'IP''ION : (n) e 1_t- x*- (lne ])ollar I't)MIl'1' LY IN ADVANCE. A I)D PVtERIE ' Nl' will be inserted at olne ldollar per squlLre (,,n iochll of space or leoss) for the first and till. t s c1ts fur eacuh tsubseqluntL il.nsertion, for ity pirioid (of timlie utler floe imnuiith. For lonlger periods special rates will be Ititdli . ]Editorial businoss notices will be madie, free of lchargo, o(f al1 advert iSeients ordered in the paper; thr other editorial Inoti(ce a charge of 25 cents per line will be Iutale lo the first 11tld 15 centsH per line for each sub seqoluntl. isoertion. This rule will not be ' \·..jrd( Ifroms in anv intallce. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS. SUCCESSION SAI.E. THli STATE OF LOUISrANA. PA I11s11 OF OLUAC'II'TA, FIF'iI DiIS'ITICT COUR IT. SUCCESSION OF MARION COWAN. b)Y VXiI I,1 OF AN OtrDIIEl (ll' SAIKE I to rto directed by lho Judge of the Fifith )Dist'rict Court lfor the parishi of O(nachila. I will proeod to soiell at public ailietionl, at the court h'lluse door, ill the city of Monroe, 'lluesday, td day of August. 1887, at 12 o'clock. the following describod prop erly, belonging to said succession, to-wit: The north % of southwest %, mad south . of northwest %, Sec. 32, T. 17. north of range 2 oast, 160 acres more or less, with all the imlnrovolements thereon. One lnule, 4 head of catltle, 1 horse (blind), 5 head of hogs. Lot of household and kitchoen fur IitturO. Termsll of sale, cash, at appraised value. . 1. I Mct;llERl Shneril* PROFESSIONAL CARDS. Frai/lkin Garrett, ATTORNEY .&( COUNSELLOR AT LAWV, 20 JWood .%l., Mlonroe, La. |OLIN It. b't'UNm, W--wI o MI. MURPtJHy MIonroe, La. Tallulnh, Iax. Stone & Murnphy, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. WVill pr:actico in the Federal and Slate Courts. Otlices: Monrllloe aind Tallulnlh La. O. o. IOAT'NIIR. J. K. IIOATN Kial. C. J. aC J.. U oatner, A'TTORNEYS AND COUNSElOlIRS AT Law, Monroe, La. will practice in all the Parishes of North Louisiana, in the Supreme Court at Monroe, the Federal Courts, and in the Land Offlico Department of the Genoral Government. Oflice fronting northeast corner of public squanre. July 17, S-;.-ly w. . ILLSAr. D. i. Siiil.Att. llillsaps &d Jholars, ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LA W, MONROE, LOUISIANA, 7ilil practiCO in the courts of tho Fifth )istriot, Supreto Court, andl Federal onrluts. Vill take claims for collection in all the parishes of North Loulisiana, with privilego of nmanaginlg saenIo in connoction wiLh residenlt attorneys. Ollico in STUIBn's BUILrDINO, on Wood street. July 17, ISIi.-ly t.1. J. MAMSEN(ILL. (. 11. JOiHNSION. Massengii &. Johnaslln, .) l*r'Ioc, 1ETLS'1"T, Monroe, - p I- - Louisiagna. Ofhice upstairs. Ilernhardt's tildine. MONROE ADVERTISEMENTS. CENTRAL HOUSE. Mrs. Kate Morris, Proprietress, MONROE, I.A. IBOAtI) AND LOI)tING: (20 PElt lIONT'iII. FARE: TIE BEST TIlE MAlRKET AFFORDS. A faii saharo of patrongeo .olieited. ALEX MUNCH, Blacksmith and Wheelwright -AND STOVE REPAIRE hR, ST. JOHN STREET, Ilatwoeot (Iranmn t atnl a Vood Stf reots, .AIONIZOE, 1,A. 'PatItienlar attolltionl paid to till lthsi1stes lltlllu sted to hi.lll cIA , I IGE', 1UA,SNONrAB iLE. J. W. a-OSS, )ceSiard Street, - - - Monroe, .a. - 1I)tAt,.ttt IN - Groceries & Country Produce, OYSTERS, VISII, GIAME, ETC. MEALS SERVED AT 25 CENTS A. 13E1i" (.r,, Carpenter and Builder, :; )n:S.Ml) STREET, MONIROE', LA. ALL KINDS OF JOB3 WOI7IC NEATLY EXECUTED). BUSINESS CARDS. N1I, Illi , I ' 11 .N ~i Il)RlY', .. 'TI11:o. M.\r.N I)REYFUS, MARX & CO., :3:11 Alain treet, M mci 1il. Ten' n., -WH1 O11 AI.1.: - I9OO (KS2LIEIItS ANV ) ST'IA'I'ION S, «ic 1.A I1 Nil :C PA E I',R. _.r I'a, or s :t ndl I'rintilig :t SlN oeiatl . Fl>. 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