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MYSTERY OF THE WA1. INCIDENTOF THE SIECE OF ATLANTA. Tronic Tulo riil.loTI" ,-plUI.. Iran lll.tory The at Clio II Of nil tho weird stories which havo been loM cif llio slcgo nf Atlnntn, says tlic Conttitiitlon, one nf llio most tragic; and sensational has never yet wen print. It win when Sherman nm playing hide nml neck with the. nrniy of (Icncrnl Joe Johnston, on tho way Ironi Chnttn nooga, that a woman of ravishing beauty mado jicr nppcaranco In Atlanta. Where ho enmo from no one knew; of her peo ple sho never spoke; hnt It win siirmlictl by nomo ladles who hail gotten near her that sho horo nomo ferret furrow, per haps tho sacrifice of fomo loved ono on tho hlomly fields of Virginia. ' Day hy day train load of wounded I confederate reached Atlanta front the ' front. Tho ladles of tho city engaged In ' hospital work wllh n zeal worthy tho sifters nnd wives of bravo men. Zealous , as all wern In this work, Miss Emma, which was Ihn only nanio hy which hIio was generally known, became noted lie- rausc of her cniliirnnm and fidelity. As tho would pass from ward to ward tho J living men would turn their ejes mill- Ingly towanl lier. She was Indeed the angel of tho hospital. Notwithstanding all this, the eyo of suspicion fell upon her Was she n fpy? Tim ipiestlou would have been laughed at by Hunt people, and jet thero were those who detei ted In her manner home thing which they did not like. Hut tills suspicion was huhed by tho uniformly philanthropic work In whlcliMIss Emma as engaged. At last Sherman's lines were drawn tround tho city nnd tho ieoplo began to sxperirnco all tho horror of n slcgo. Tho tick and the dying were multiplied, nnd the efforts of noblo women to relievo Ihem became exhausted. Miss Kmma grew pale with her oxccsslvo work, (test sho declined to tako while n wound was to be bandaged or a dying man lonircd for kind words. The sound of revelry was often heard amid tho din of battle. Ilvcn when tho I pcoplo wcro driven Into their bomb- proofs they sang and danced, for they j recognized tho philosophy of driving I grief away by pleasure. Balls, some what impromptu, It Is true, wcro given, i and llio ladles looked raoro charming in lliclr contcilerato toilets man tlicy couiu have looked in silks. Tho officers wcro always, tho beaux of such occasions, for beauty Is attracted by bravery. To theso gatherings M!s9 Ktnnm never went, but thero camo n lime when she was pressed to go. Tho colonel of a gallant Infantry regiment had Invited her 4o a bomb-proof ball. Miss Kmma was urged to go ns a relief from tho pressing hospital work which was slowly killing her. Sho at last consented, and was soon In tho whirl of tho incrrr dancers. Tho kind lady with whom Miss Emma lodged did not awako until tho sun was an hour high next day. Bho had not heard Miss Kmma enter, but no dream of harm entered her mind. She determined not to disturb tho poor lady, but to let her sleep on, for did not her faithful fervico entitle her to rest? Thero wcro excited crowds upon tho streets. Orderlies on horseback dashed to and fro. The roar of Sherman's ar tillery was becoming moro and more terrific. There was something In the air which announced that ft crisis was Im minent. Hut still tho lady slept. Tho hour was growing late, and tho excitement of tho people outside was in creasing. A knock ut Miss Kmma'sdoor brought no answer. When tho door was burst open a singular sight was presented. Hecliuing upon tho sofa, Miss Kmma laid as if In peaceful sleep. She was dressed in white, with a yellow belt around her w alst, nnd abluo capo thrown carclcs-ly across her shoulder. Upon tho linger of one hand was an elegant diamond ring. Tho other arm, Bnowy lu Its wldtenchs, was thrown above her head. Sho presented a beautiful picture. Bhe did not move upon the entrance of her friend. To tho touch i-hc was cold. If she breathed at all, it was so quietly that death could not still it more. Btelining vpon the tofa Miti Kmma laid at if in peaceful ilcep. The cape was lifted, when a horrible wound In the breast was disclosed. It ppearcd as If a whole load of bird shot had been lodged In her bosom. Poor Emma was dead murdered I Hut by whom? The window overlooking the garden wu raised. The footprints of several men were visible, and the box upon which they stood in order to rcao the window was still In place. It woa evi dent that after the poor girl had met her death her body wu quietly carried back, passed through the window and tho re mains arranged upon the sofa with an ere to every detail which might have as (Sect. Sot no article of Jewilry was missing. Everything was In plaeo. Hut Sherman men wcro entering the city. Tho gallant confederates wcro re treating. Confusion reigned supremo. In the general statnpedo which followed lesser sensations were forgotten. When at last the smoke of battio had cleared away and pcoplo returned to rebuild their furtunes the fate of the murdered woman was recalled and three theories wcro maintained. Ono was that during tho ball a shrap nel shell had penetrated the retreat, and, exploding, killed Miss Kmma. Tho second was that on her way home sho hnd been outraged and murdered by her escort. Tho third was that she was a federal spy: that she was tasked with her Identity, und that sho had all along been furnishing Sherman with important in formation. Enraged hy her treachery tho men sentenced her to death and exe cuted the sentence. Her body was then hurriedly returned to tho room from which she had emerged tho evening be fore joyous and beautiful. Hut It was too Into to Investigate. After awhile tho wholo matter was for- f;ottcn, and even now her grave In Oak and is unknown. The Varht fruit. The following cordial salutation occur red recently between two small news boys on the street: First Small Hoy: Ah, Mil key, me hoy, how's sho s.illln' tils iimriiln'? Second Small liny ttriking Hi breatt): Wld de wind on de quarter an all de kites llyin an' pullln' like mules; lee scuppers under nn' iirikln' things dusty from stem In stern llnw l It wld yer self, cully? Ufr. l.Al.T.IOLM'S GIFT. CREATEST STATUE ON EARTH. llnH. temples of tlieoMtn times, iy t)n lileeiliiur liunils or totting slaves. Iiuiitl I In, iv irniv Nut llkiihii,TBtlor'ihlnx, vboso dun, cold filet. l'tt to tliu Km Id no lcenon una noSTade, .Nm hl-tor of wroiurs. her wearing idri Hut. 1 1vnf nml ciiniinmlim of the Main, Mh lift her irlorlou torch, tlult alt mar Mii..-iilou. triumph of ambitious art. II. Ipi-I liv a million fairer, earnest bands I . lo the lolly hljrht Mtienm the stands, Mie kim two great Hi-pulilics heart to heart Ami. smiling rroin our country's ois'ii door. Welcomes the homeless wanderer to our shore. -l'Jla Wheeler Wuooi. Bartholdl'a colossal statue of "Liber ty Enlightening the World" Is to be re garded not merely aa a personal gift of French citizens or the outcome of Indi vidual Impulse, but aa a popular token of the unbroken friendship of the French i nation for the United States during the tatter's first century of existence, and an earnest of the continuance of that , friendship In the future. Franca la the only nation to which the United States owc9 a distinct debt of gratitude, and the graceful sentiment of fraternity I which Impelled her to conceive and carry out the Idea of a commemorative statue renders tho event of Its presen tation unique In the hlstoiy of man kind. The Bartholdl statue of liberty is the most gigantic production of the sculp tor's chisel that has ever been execut ed. Beside it all tho famous statues of ancient and mcdlieval times Kink Into insignificance. It weighs in all 450,000 pounds, or 225 tons, and its total height, from tho foundation of the pe destal to the torch, Is 4(1 meters, or 151 feet 1 Inch. Its total height above mean low-water mark Is 305 feet 6 Inches, and It towers high above any building in New York or Brooklyn. An Idea of the Immensity of the sta tue's proportions may bo formed from the following dlmeuslo of Its com- fionent parts: Tho fore finger Is 8 feet n length and 7 feet 0 inches lu cir cumference at the second joint, tho nail of tho finger measures 1 foot 3 Inches by 1 foot. Tho iioho Is 4 feet (J inches in length nnd tho eyes each 3 feet 0 Inches in width. Forty persons can stand without discomfort In tho head. While tho torch Itself has capaci ty for 18, and It is possible for sever al men to ascend through tho arm to tho torch without squeezing. Tho right arm Is 42 feet long nnd III feet In its greatest thickness. Tho waist is 35 feet through nnd tho head Id feet. The hand Is 10 feet long nnd tho mouth 3 feet wide. Tho totol number of steps In the staircaso leading from tho base of tho foiindHlon to tho lop of tho torch Is 40:1. From tho ground to the top of tho pedestal there nro 105 steps nnd tho statue proper 151. The ladder lending up through tho extended right arm to tho torch has St rounds. Avpv-ete Rartfwhli. Tho pedestal is Ml feet high and is 02 feet square nt tlio bae. tapering to 40 feet nt I lie summit The Grecian columns above tlio base urn each 72 feet 8 Indies in height. Tho foundation on which tho pedestal rests Is feet high. It Is 01 feet square nt tho bottom, taper ing gradually to 01 feet nt tho ton. The pedestal is a shell of smoothly hewn granite, held In place by several thousand barrels of cement. Its entire cost was $250,000, of which $100,000 was raised by popular subscription to too peacstnt iiinu oi too cw xorK World. Tho remainder was appropri ated by congress. Ground was broken for tho foundation in April, 1883, and It was completed In April, 1SH5. Tho pedestal was completed late In tho spring of tho present year. The first rivet was driven on the statue July 12, MM. The statue Itself represents an outlay of more than 1.000,1)00 francs. It is made of sheets of beaten copper fixed on a pylonic iron trusswork, which serves as a support for the shell-llko covering. The copper platen aro kept in shape by Iron bauds, and supported by Iron braces, which aro clamped on the cen tral core. They do not beur In tho least on the lower plates, and their weight is always independent of all that is above and below. Exhaustive mathematical calculations wcro made upon the resist ing power of tho iron pieces, upon the center of gravity, and upon tho actions of high winds. Tho calculations were made by taking as a base the most pow erful hurricanes which have been re corded in America or Europe. The cop per plates aro two and one-half milli meters In thickness. Tho copper plat ing of the statuo of St. Charles Borro meo Is only one millimeter thick, and it has stood lor two centuries. Managing llu.luind.. A man of position and wealth Is not always a plcasaut fellow to have about the house. I have a friend, u lovely In telligent woman, who has an elegant homo and wearing apparel, but I happen to know that sho dare not invest 50 cents without consulting tho lord of the man sion. Another, the wife of a million aire, as sho has no purse of her own, gets what she wants and sends tho bill to her husband to storm over at his leisure. And, Belle, do you know I believe Eve ate the applo because sho wanted it, and she liked it lust as well as Adam did, only she had too much honor to slip around and throw the blamo on some one else. It Ib the lover's place to man ago to get the girl ho loves for a wife, and if both are what they should be there will be no effort In that line needed to live happily together as long aa life shall last. No, we did not promise to manage our husbands; neither do many of the pres ent generation promise to obey. My lover spoke to tho minister himself, say ing be wished that word left out, as he was marrying a woman, not a child, and I assure you it has always been my de light to please him In every way I could. Bcsido, I believe there aro a few women nowadays. If they find themselves bound to a stake with a log-chain, but would be f ind to liberate themselves with a sly fib f they could. Then I don't believe that husbands have moro care than wives do, I think these things aro generally very fairly balanced, and If trials must come they should be borne by both unflinch ingly. Yes, let us mako home as bright as possible and with happy, sunshiny tempers keep the gray hairs out of both our heads that Is, If we don't like gray hairs; but I for ono do, und gladly say let them come, There is one thing Solo mon can remember nearly every man who Is worthy of a itowii gets it. llow is it, dear l'uiillnu, that at the end of that stirring appeal should conic in the just und natural hut bitter cry against the laws that man has luadu? Does that hUFbuud you reverence mi much bcllove that u woman who must obey tho laws should have a voice lu making them? If not, bo needs u little managing. Oleve land Plaimlcaler. GEOOOTiion.oxnox. A MAN OF WORLD-WIDE FAME. How thai Movement of Whlrli 111. la Ilia Head Original,!, anil Us I'rrsrnt Vast Kilrnt. Tho salvation army Is preparing for a great revival to signiillzo tho visit hero of Its commander-in-chief, Oen. Booth of London, England, who Is nuiv making a tour of the United States, holding a series of "glorious heaven-im-earth meetings." William Booth was born at Notting ham, Kngland, in 1829, nud when 15 years of ngo was converted. Ho was brought up in Attendance on the services of llio church of England, but at 13 went over to tho Wcslcyan methodistsbecauso their meetings intercsteil hltn; when 17 he was licensed as a local preacher, and when 21 ho entered tho ministry of tho mcthodlst new connection, and quickly became noted for his success as an evangelist. Since then, as ho has ex pressed It, his work has been "to save souls on rough-and-ready lines," and tho success of the snlvatlon army Is due to his efforts. Tlio abovo likeness of Oen, Booth shows hltn to ho of much forco of char acter, a man of positive, determined, resoluto will. Ho has great executive ability, as proven hy his success as au orgaiflcr, and n sincerity of conviction which made lilin proof ngalnst all kinds or ridicule. The salvation atmy has only been In existence since 1STH, yet last year (leu. Booth reported seventeen countries oc cupied liyhlsdlM'Iples, 2,(150 paid ollleers, twenty-two publications, of which nine teen are newspapers, and Queen Victoria formally expressed to him her satisfac tion that he had won so many of her subjects to temperance, virtue, and re ligion. It is an established fact that through the efforts of Oen. Booth some of the most degraded and vicious char acters In all London have experienced a change of heart and life. Tlio illlllculty of the work ho had in hand mav bo un derstood when, ns an KnglMi writer put It, the penplo who rrnwded to hear him 1 were made up ol ouicaMsut inanuinu navies, sailors, gypsies, drunkards, thieves, dog-fanciers tho roughest, wildest, most brutnl, most ignorant, and degraded of the population of Loudon." Again: "Tho drunkards havo quit their drinking, thieves try to live honest ly, and the rough, degraded Inhabitants of London havo shown unmistakable signs of submission to tho laws of civili zation. Sonio of these couverts became very quickly effective, though rough publin speakers, and by their homely way of describing the change wrought in themselves persuaded many of their companions to go with them." It is much the samo in lids country. In the ranks of tho salvation army aro reformed burglars, thieves, robbers, gamblers, and ilruuknrds, and tho suc cess of the movement cannot bequestlon ed. Hough men uiu appealed to lu a way best calculated to reach them. Meetings aro held out of doors. The rules given by Mr. Booth to his helpers were that they should march through tho streets singing; saloons and tho low re sorts should be visited and tho frequent ers talked with; that popular song tunes should bo lined, nnd ttie plainest speech, and Dually, that every convert should be set to work forthwith. Majors, captains, lieutenants, and ser geants aro appointed to carry on this labor. The meeting- places of the "army" are called "barracks," their praying Is known as the "kneo drill." Absolute obedlcnco Is demanded; the ser geant looks after the converts, captains hold the public service, and the majors, whose office resembles that of themetho dist presiding elder, have charge of a district. On Sundays they hold a prayer-meeting In the morning about 7. A "holiness-meeting" at 11, at 3 in the aft noon It is called "Christian's free-and-easy meeting," and the last services of the day at B o'clock In tho evening, is called "the salvation meeting." They sing hymns to the tune of "Baby Mine, "The Babies on Our Block," and "The Mulligan Guards," accompanied by the melody of tin whistles, tambourines, banjos, and bass drums. The perform ance Is grotesque, even ludicrous, but it reaches a case-hardened lot that would be Insensiblo to a more decorous method. The theology of the methodlsm Is the one taught, and as an expounder of this doctrine Gen. Booth has been greatly aided by bis wife. Of that woman he recently said: "There may be unions as thorough and perfect as ours has been, but not very many, so far as my observation has gone. I had formed un idea of what I wanted in a wife and resolved to wait until I found a woman who, In some measure, would answer It. I could never have expected to find a being who so nearly answered to it us I did in the wo man who linked her fate to mine and who has ever sinco been my comrade In tho fight. How sho has helped me as a companion, friend, counselor, and, not least, as the mother of our children I pause not hero to attempt to describe. I may say, however, that If personally I nave, in tho hands of Uod, had to do with the origination of tills remarkable movement, If I havo stood to It In the relation of a father, surely my precious wife moy bo truly considered to hare been Its mother." I r.l FAqnM'R METHOD. Of Curing llor.es of Their follr Equina Terror Mut'dtir-il l,y Kindness. Gleason, tho horsctaraer, is again giv ing exhibitions hero to demonstrate how much further kindness will go In subdu ing a fractious animal than n whip. The Illustrations are given in a largo building formerly ued as n rink, nnd a generous depth of sawdust on tho floor prevents Injury to tlio pupil, who gets mony unex pected falls when under instruction.. Gleason Is n man of Buffalo Hill stature and appearance, wearing Wellington boots, buff, snug-fitting trousers, loose woolen shirt, and Bombrcro hat. At one side of tho Inclosuro Is arranged what might bo called his school books, consist ing of harness, ropes, tin pans, umbrel las, string of slclgh-bclls, buss drum, tripping lines In fact, a regular Baxter street Junk shop. Over In tho corner to-night were two vicious brutes that, pending tlio opening of school, tried to cat down tho partition separating them, so ns to scttlo their dif ficulties then and thero. Hostlers, with heavy lifc-lnsuranco policies, brought out one of tho beasts, a magnificent coal black fellow, and while they pulled on the extrcmo end of long ropes, tho pro fessor went In and fastened straps and other appliances to his subject. When ho was In readiness tho horstlers cast off their lines, and Glcnson, with hitching strap wound about his left hand, deftly caught tho end of tho horse's tall aa it switched, and in tills relation to each other tho man and horse spun around In tho middle of the ring liken flylngdutch man, until tho surprised nnd giddy equine stopped to think what ho would do next. Concluding to rear next, ho found his hoofs drawn up agnlnst the under side of his body, and lie ramo down on his knees, nor could he get up from tills po sition, und ho remained with Ills nose In the sawdust screaming with rnge. Mak ing a few ineffectual plunges, ho went over on his sldu uud gave up thu strug gle, nnd whilo lying there serenaded by the hostlers with bass drums, tinware, and bells ho surrendered completely, and then, divested of all harness, followed Gleason In total disregard of waving flags, pistol shots, and everything else. The second horse was not so easily conquered, and three different times the salvation army had to coino to tho front before ho gave up. The two horses were then hitched to n buggy and wcro driven around like lambs, even to obeying the driver's direction and going up to u bar rel In which firecrackers were explod ing, and there waltlug under iooso rein until tho noiso stopped. Thero was an intervnl of ten minutes, and then Dwyer Bros.' "man eater," tho Btalllon Fanique, was brought in. They paid $17,500 for him, but had to fell him berntisu of his vlclonsness. He has passed through two other hands bltico then, Slaiidlng in the middle of the ring to-night, wearing ti heavy mii7le and with ropes leading uwuy in every direction to hostlers, ho made a magnifi cent picture, nnd when ho would throw his Intelligent ears forward it wus hard to rcallzo that In private life to feed him one man would have to pound on the stable-door with a club to draw his at tention while another man would throw the provender iu the window. The novelty of this position to-night kept him for a timo as still as a statue, and the time was Improved by Gleason, who deftly and quickly made the straps fast to his head, legs, and body. As the last ono was adjusted the horse glanced around, and when he saw how he was rigged up ho let go In every direction at once, and for a few minutes the atmos phere was permeated with a sawdust cyclono, In which could bo distinguished ropes, hostlers, legs, stallion, coach-whip, and a general mix up of all the horse subduing accessories. Aa usual, Glea son won, and the wicked brute, his first lesson acquired, suffered his muzzle to be taken off, and did not try to bite. Be fore proceeding to tho next lesson the professor unfortunately misconstrued a remark made by tho owner, who sat In the front row, and, taking umbrage at it, bad the muzzle put back on Pan Ique and closed tho performance, leav ing tho horse but half tamed. AT. T. DU patch. AThera Inrperlence Is Valuable. "Bellow, Jogglns, what are yon doing bow?" asked Snooper. "I am running a hotel." "How do you like it?" "Pretty well; but there's something very peculiar about tho business," "What is it?" "You know that lu any other business tho moro a man knows about it tho more chance he has to succeed." "Well, Is it not so in the hotel busi ness?" "O no; In that lino the Inn-experienced man succeeds best." see that Solomon hss been indu bigamy. Old Mrs. Bently Well, It's 'bout time. The idea of a man bavins 700 wlvcjr-JV: Y. Bun.