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Tin' fiillnwing licnutiful lines (in
Tenni'ssco wvn written ly (fn.
Albeit l'iko, tlio distinguished Mason
and poi-l, who died recently at
Washington City. They were pub
lished in an autograph edition of
(Jeneral l'iko's poems, ropies of
whi.'li are very rare:
Ln ml wiird niiil swift the Kenliird Hies,
Iii)iin his Ktrouu' and nervous w inirs
In tlic hi tie waves as limne It c; hies,
A trniint, frniii his viiitleriii,iig.
lie flics to seek, his gentle 1 11 ti 1 1-:
I X i viiuii, with loiiy in.ij eyes tlmt wait;
Stt.wiMiM I Ciin haste home to thee,
My own, my nutive hind, my Tennesi-.ee!
r.xisk'iici-! 'lis hut tuil and strife,
Vet I'll not murmur or repine,
So that the sunset of my life,
Sweet day, he elear and calm as thhie ;
So that I take my lnf, lon refit,
Dear native land in thy loved hreast;
Litnd of the gallant and the free!
My own, my native land, my Tennessee!
The sunset (lilies upon the sen,
Its gulden gush of life and light;
The waves with pleasant melody,
tn white sands are sparkling hright;
Old ocean, 'round his many isles,
Like a fair infant sleeping, smiles;
So would I sleep, and dream of thee,
My own, n: y native hind, my Tennessee!
Tall mountains with their mowy cones,
Far inland, hathed in sunshine, hla.e;
hike grny-haired giants in their thrones,
Crowned with the young dawn's golden
Toward them I lean, nnd fain would lie
At tliu feet of those that pierce thy sky,
Thou dearest land on earth to me
My own, my native land, my Tennessee!
'If wishes were horses,
Beggars might ride."
"Have you ever heard that, Jo?"
"Heard it, what kind of a bringing
tip has a fellow had, do you think?
You know well enough that ever
since I was in knickerbockers, that
immortal rhyme has been drilled into
me. I'm sick and tired of sermoniz
ing, and all I have to say, is if you
don't wish for something grand,
something beyond you, you will nev
er amount to anything,"
"That is true, Jo, but wishing
without action will not accomplish
much. I've heard you make at
least twenty wishes this morning.
Onfe, 'I wish I wa3 rich,' just as
though that were anything new; all
boys wish that. Then you wished
you were somebody great, somebody
famous, Ctesar or the Czar of Russia,
or the President of the United K'r'tes.
Then you wished your father could
only let you have a college education
so that you might bo a lawyer. And
then to go on to smaller matters, you
wished it was Christmas, so that you
might have vacation. And lastly,
you wished you were a fine bicycle
rider, so that you might win the
prize in the coming race. I tell you,
old fellow, I long ago learned such a
wholesome lesson on the wishing
point, that it made me over new, so
to speak."
"How so, John? now I am interest
ed, for I thought you had been per
fect from your youth up."
"Well, to bejin with thebeginning
and make an out-an-out confession,
I'll have to introduce you to my
ITnclo Charles. 1 wish you knew
(Jeneral Journay; I know you would
like him even if he is an odd-looking
man; he was once very handsome
He is too sensible to think he is hand'
some now, though, for there is no
denying that he's fat. He says it is
constitutional, and maybe it is.
notice he is very uncomfortable.short
uf breath, you know; gets a red face
in climbing up the stairs to the ele
vated road, and all that, but he's
jolly and good, and says he wants me
to be a manly man, and I am going
to try my best to please him. You
know I am not as rich in relations as
you are, for my parents died when I
was a baby, and I never had either
brothers or sisters: perhaps that's one
reason I think so much of you, Jo.
Well, to go on with my story, when
1 was about twelve years old I went
to visit for a week at my Uncle
Charles's home. He was delighted to
have mo with him, and I never tired
if his companionship, or of looking
at his soldier's uniform, his sword,
and his medals. One day I said to
him, H)li, Uncle. I wish I were a
Jeneral,' and he replied, 'There is no
reason why you cannot be one, my
hoy, if the right material is only in
vou.' "
"What do you moan by right ma
terial, Uncle?" I inquired.
"Why, humility, obedience, cour
age, honesty, truthfulness.' "
" 'I dil not know that soldiers
were ever humble.' "
" 'You must be humble enough to
enter the lowest ranks, obedient
enough to follow orders, courageous
enough to face any emergency, hon
est enough to submit to pain rather
than to steal, and truthful enough to
never soil your lips or conscience
with a lie."
"Then my Uncle told mo of his
own boyhood, of his poverty, his
hindrances, his temptations; ami I
saw that the rank of General did not
come by wishing, but by the greatest
endurance, study and hard work. 1
HI you what, Jo, as I listened to his
story I felt so ashamed, and so small,
I thought I would like to crawl away
in a hole, any where, almost, if I
could only hide, for you know my
Uncle is such a noble, grand man.
Then, too, my Uncle told me of our
great inventors, officers, rulers, whom
the world is delighted to honor, and
I saw that wishing had but little to
do with their achievements and suc
cesses. I saw I had to buckle on my
armor and go to work.
"That night I could scarcely sleep;
kept thinking how insignificant
Uncle must think me, for I knew I
had wished for this, that, and the
other thing in his presence, and so
when I did sleep I dreamed that I
was in the woods, and I thought that
all the bushes and trees were waving,
and one big branch seemed like a
long, bare arm beckoning to me. I
felt an awesome, queer, uncanny feel
ing, and I was sure I was losing my
way. I saw one and another path,
but which one to take I knew not,
when suddenly I heard a laugh; this
frightened me so much that I jump
ed; then a voice said, 'You little
goosey-gander, what a brave soldier
you would make, to be sure, afraid
of a little laugh;' and then I heard
ha! ha! ha! and what seemed to me
to be the most uproarious laughter,
the shout of a hundred fairies. Soon
a tiny old woman approached me,
saying, 'I am a fairy queen. Ask for
whatever you may wish while you
are in my domain."
"At once I exclaimed: wish to
be the oldest General living.' And
there I was, a general in very truth,
but so old I could scarcely see, so
deaf I could scarcely hear; I wa?
dressed in a costume similar to my
Uncle's. My hands were wrinkled,
a long beard hung over my breast,
but it was as white as snow. My
mouth felt so queer that I lifted my
hand to discover the reason, and alas!
my teeth were all gone. I tried to
walk, but I was so stiff I could scarce
ly place one foot before the other.
Oh, what a fool I have been,' I
thought, 'If only I were a boy again!
Oh, Uncle Charles, Uncle Charles!' "
1 screamed.
" 'Why my boy, what is the mat
ter, you were groaning and moaning
so in your sleep, I thought something
must be wrong?' " were hi3 words.
"Wasn't I grateful, though, to find
it was only a dream. It seemed too
good to be true, to learn that I was
really a boy again, that life was be
fore, and not behind me. I tell you,
Jo, I could scarcely wait for day to
come, te get at positive work. And
since that horrible nightmare, which
taught me the silliness of wishing, I
have been a changed boy, and I do
not think I will ever fall into that
purposeless talk again. But you
don't like sermons, excuse me, Jo."
"You are a good fellow, John; I
should not be worthy of friendship
such as yours, if I did not benefit by
what you have told me. I will try
to follow your example. What do
you say to our both being manly
men ?"
"Those words have the right ring."
And so saying, the two friends walk
ed off arm in arm.
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Boston Journal.
The Tennessee Methodist.
We have made an arrangement by
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His History is Briefly Told.
Chicago Tribune.
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Then several of them bought clubs
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