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San Antonio Light.
Tronic Tulo
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.
llnH. temples of tlieoMtn times,
iy t)n lileeiliiur liunils or totting slaves.
I In, iv
Nut llkiihii,TBtlor'ihlnx, vboso dun, cold
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,
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.
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."
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.

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