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LBAOON ROUGE UGUS 879.
W. A. LeTT7EU : BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, AUGUST 3·0, 1879 A
LIKE 1118 DAD.
I hear his lnother'sl chiding voice:
"Hlow cantil your trowsers torn f
And blhuk as ink, sir, is that shirt
You put on clean this maoru.
"Your feet are wet, too, I declare;
You're muddy to ytur kneen ;
It is too baol o Jeare
Your mote 6bir, ti tease.
"And those nlce lcs-your Sunday best,
Thiat but three tinli4 you've worl,
Are scrat.clhed and l crapnd and rin downl,
The' heel'! of one in gone.
"Your hair is twihted in a snarl,
And just look at that hand:
It looks as though 'twr never w llhel-
I low dare you3 s:ay 'tin taniiild F
"You'vee Ieeein at-lishling, sir, I gluess-
W hat, I ('t'n to sec the lllnatch I
You'll IMve i lit of sickness, Nir;t';
A eprtty cold you'll ratch."
An d thus she talks for half an hour,
And only stolps to sHay:
"Youlr iathecr'll hear of this to-night;
I wondler what ho'll say f"
My frienlds ill compllimlaentary way
Declare to ile they see
A close rescmbhurlice-very imarked
liot,wccin w boy ad iulnc.
lint nothing that they osee i hiim,
In either form or face,
Ihespeaks ni'y son as do his pranks-
In these my .own I traice.
And why should I at tatte'red clothes
()r dirty ones repine I
Il him I live mly yonth again
c od Ble,ss the boy-he's niine I
1BEN.IAMIN,' TIlE PATIIERI'S FIIST VISIT
't'o NEW ,IIEtIEY-WVILLIAMS, TIlE
MON, 'TIIE (COLONIAL (GOV
in 17I thile direct route between
New York and Philadelplia was by
way of I'ierth Amlboy and Burlington;
Iby uland to Ainboy along the toad lead
ing from Conmmunipaw, or to the city
Iy water in sailing vessels through
In O)ctolber of that year ai small sail
l4t. was naking her ay (dolwn New
Y'orkl Ibay, bound to Amniley, with
three iipersons on bolard-the skipper,
a I)uihiullman, andtl it lad of sevenliteen.
In at sulall whic'h struck thil' vessel
lthe I)iteilnain, being intoxicated, fell
over1oaurd. 'l'he Id seized him by
lhte' hair ail drew hiiill sfi'ly on the
bhnt agalin. Thiereupon the dlrenched
liehldesr 1idrew froml his poc.ket al
book, udl hlainliing it to the hid, asked
hin to dry its vet leaves. It piroved
toe be it copl' y of Ilunyan's Pilgriii's
IProgress, iani allpproplriate iand timely
Iracet ftr the Iaill, though cominig front
aiii chl cllportleur.
Hletaven's hints somiie'timies ('ino11 ill
striisge wiinypiid ily odd hluids, but
still thue ilr'e Yiiiuts frnit alcove.
The lad had If'l, his home in ihes
teen, uisli wlas oei Isis way to seeik his
folrllltine in lhilaih;s~lehiih lie 1was a
lrinltel'nel.". h '1rintAl'rs weIre fiw lat
t~hii t. dia. 1lis JineiiiS WILtS Hle'ijaIiilin
'h'Is'II seiuall sad torn the rottenl salils
to isic'es be('rle the boemt conill ri'lta4h
Statells Ilahund. She ceuhl n1ot llslake
the eltriliice l of tlte Kills, nilld was
drivieii towuerds the lbeachl of Laleng Is
landl. Iere shli' hiy helleless all the
lighlt. Neo ,i'oivisiois wierei Oil Ibolllrd
niilil nio wiiate'r; oiily a Iottlei of "lil
ivhy ri'iIsI," wsiihh the plrintCr leoy did
niot rlelish. ()11 the next daIy the vioy
Iagers imnisiitage'd tee ri'ellh Perth Anll)oy,
aftt rr eleillg onii tlIel water thi'ty hours.
l'ri'niicss and alonu,, the youthful
wiialltdrr iilanlhed alt thei dtlock ait the
lifot of Sinilh lrstceet' , 111 etlltl''ei the
aucienit Incltroi' olis of the .Jerseys. lie
WiiS we't, (lirty, iii his woe'king clothes,
his ic'lets sinlttidl with shirt anlill
shckwliings, ailld with scAI'ce ai dollar' to
('arry himi tl his way.
.\ fteh' Ii tlny' of abstinelleiee and expo
sllre hli' r'eeisedil throulligh the streets of
the' oldl townc , untIil towards evening
lit' fhihlltl IliiClt'f '' very fi\'erilslh. He
then soullght a shelter lind wellt to bied.
Illlahing reilad soicewhul're that cold
wateir', hlrank pleilt ifllliy, was good for
Ia fel'\ver, ite ti'ollowced the pr'escri itloni,
aiilti,5 Il' aftt'I'iiwalrds wlrotei, "lie isweat
llen'lifutitly Iiiost of the night."
lis fvt'er let'l't hisie, iied illn the lor'n
ing lie cl'onissel tihe Iollng i'rry toi South
Aiieliuy, alld star'teel ecu 'ioit for Bur
hi iigthsn. Thns b'gan ind elided Ilenja
ii lrialllnklilln's first visit to Perth
It rlinelld halrd all ithe dla-, and the
yllllg wilayfall'er ' lee('aliie. tlhll'Ollghily
soeilkclI. lI' hiid inile so mleiserl'ahle Ia
tigiurit in his jiourneying'si that he flound
ihy the qluestiollns asked of him that he
\ias 'Isll.slcetedtl to sle oime runaway in
Ilenlil'tued ser'l'lvat, land was ill dlaiIger'
sit lbiicg iipprehInIld oil that IISuei
Alter some d'ibIys of )lrivatioun inld
'lsSUl'e ie r1'cli'hed Phliladelphiia.
IhIre, within the few tillowingi hoinrs,
his life oet' great events had itsreal be
ginning. l'iassilig ulp Market street
with thlli''e lum'iisy rolls of bread under
his jiin, lhe ate his first mieal ias lie
,i 5'oIWl - alheic,, nti thus his unkempt
figure met the gazed of his futtre
wife. . t
Then the lirst house he entered was I
a Quaker meeting, where, amid the
silent worship around hiim, his tired
nature sought rest in sleep. Angels 1
ever hover round our beginnings, and I
angels, unseen by him, were watch
ing his first steps on the ladder.
After these rough experiences of 1
life's opening twenty years passed 1
away, years of a busy life, years of
mingled good and ill. The printcr
boy hMid married, lie had bravely
mounted the ladder and had grasped i
honors of office and succqss. A new
ife front his loins began to run paral- i
ll with his years. Of his son lie thus
writes in 1750,"
"Will is now nineteen years of age,
a tall, prolper youth and mlchi of ia
beau. He ltacquired it habit of idle
ness in the expedition, but begins cif
late to apply himself to busilless, and, 1
I hope he will become an industrious
man. 110 imagined his ftther had got
enough for him, but I assured himl
that I intended to spend what little
I have myself, if it pleased God that 1
I live lung eonugh ; and as lie
by no illealts wants acutenless, lhe can
see by lily going on thiat I mliean to be
as good as my word."
William Franklin, the son referred
to, had received a commission in the
I'ennsylvania Colonial forces, and had
served one or more campaigns onl
the northern frontiers before hlie was
of age, rising to the rank of captain.
On his return to Philadelphia lie aided
his father in scientific pursuits, and
fronm 1754 to 1756 was comptroller of
the general postoffice, then under the
management of his fither. In 1755
lihe was also Clerk of the Provincial
Assembly. In 1751 Bcenjamin Frank
lin was appointed Colonial agent in
London, and his son acconmpllied
Shortly after his arrival Williaml
Strahan, an eminent London publish.
er and a friend and adimlirer of her
husanld, thus writes to Mrs. Frank
lin ill Phliladelaphial:
"Your son I really think one of the
prettiest young gentlemen I ever
knew front America. Hle seems to
have a solidity of judgment not very
often to be met with in one of hisyears.
This, with the daily opportunity of
improving himtself in the company of
his father, who is at the sime timic
his friend, his brother, his intimate
and his easy compiuanion, alfords an
agreeable prospect that your hIus
band's virtues and usefulness to his
counltr'y mmy be ilrololnged beyond the
dilte of his own life."
While in London Williamn Franklini
columenced the study of law ill the
Middle Temple, and was admlitted to
the bar in 1758. lie then traveled
with his father through Englanid,
Scotland 1and Flanders' , and proilted
greatly ,by tile contilinnienship. Ill,
171;2 tlie lUniversity of Oxford con
ferred tihe honorary degree of )Doctor
of Lawsn upon thell fiathlcr, and at the
same time the son received the degree
of Master of Arts for his attailmiients:
in natural science.
Ini August of tlhat year, throngh the
inlhluence of Lord Ihnte, andt without
the solicitation of his finther, \Willianl
Franklin was aplpoii t'd Governor of
New Jersey. lie had previously
lised (l a thorough examination lby the
Mlinister of Foreign Afflirs.
This alppointment caused much re
mark andl disajplroblttioi at the time1
mltllotig various circles ill England and1
Amierica. IlBy some it was primounced
a dishonor antid disgrace to the conI-i
try. Slanderous tales were spread,
having their origin only ine the
nlumlor tlht the newly-aupiminted(l ov
ernor was bo1rn out of wedlock. lint
tihe true reason of miuch of thiscthlunm
ny was that a native of the coollonies
had received the prefcrmeniit which
was thought dtie to the aristocracy of
Previous to leaving London (ov
ernor Frainklin was married to Eliza
eth l )owns and with her hlie arrived
at PerIth Amlboy in Febrluary, 17i3.i:
At thaut time the governors of New
Jersey took the oatlls of ofliec Inud
were lprechaimed at both Perth Am
boy and lBurlington. (n his arrival
ait Almlbov hlie was escor'ted Vby nuelllllrs
of tihe gentry ailnd by the Middlesex
trool of lhorlse, lanld wais there forluill
ly received by tile retiring Gov. IHartdy,
and time inclllers of the council. First
residing at Ilurlington ill October,
1774, he took upl his official residence
at Amlboy, ili the ancilenlt 'lroprie
tors' hlouse," IlOW foriiuing a portioll
of tie "llrightoni louse."'
Allboy had forlmerly lbeen tile resi
deicet of Go\vs. Ihiliter Iand iBurnet,
who ruled o\ver both New York alnd
New Jersey. Liater, thoCse who ald
nil nistcredl the colonial governmenl t oit'
Ne ,, Jersey also residel there.
I ov, Fruanklin endeallvored to rein
dier his Iaduinistration acceptalble to
tile colonists, but he wias also coln
strained as an otlicer of tihe crown to
advocate land eInforce tilhe views of tlhe
In 1775 Dr. Benjamiuni Franklin re
turnled fromn Europn, where he had
long sojourned, sustaining the claims
and rights of his countrymen against J
the aggressions of the crown.
On his arrival he visited thie Gov
ernor at Amboy. Fifty years before
he had wandered through the ancient T
thoroughfares destitute, sick and
fiendlest. Now his son ruled there
in vice-regal state, and the printer 1
boy was welcomed with honor to the
palace of It royal province.
But the fither,, undazzled, was
wiser than the son. During his visit
he labored zealously to draw the Gov- ¶
ernor over to the side of the Colonies.
In many interviews, marked with
much warmth of expression, each
failed to conlvince the other, and thus
they parted forever.
in January, 1776, Gov. Franklin
had taken such a decided stand against I
the rising colonists that the l'rovin- o
cial' Assembly determined to secure a
him. Lord Stirling place a guard at
his ate, in Amboy, to prevent his es
cape, and le became a virtual prison- t
er in the Governmncntllouse. On the
17th of June he was formally arrested a
by a body of militia under Col. Heard,
of Woodridge, and carried to Burling
ton. Upon refusilg to give his parole,
lie was removed to East Windsor,
Conn., and placed in charge of Gov.
''runmbull. In April, 1777, the Con
gress ordered him into close conflue
ment for distributing British protec
tions and pardons,
A month after his son's arrest, on
July 10, 1776, Benjamin Franklin 2
again visited Perth Amboy, together zI
with John Adams and Edward IRit t
ledge. They represented the Conti- c
nental Congress in an interview to be
held the next day with the Commis- f
sionerofGreat Britain, Lord Howe, at
the Billop House, opposite Amboy.
That night the committee lodged at f
the Long Ferry Tavern, near by the
Government House. The situations
were now changed. The son was as
prisoner, his authority destroyed, and t
the regal power of Britain dethroned (
in the colonies. The father held in f
his hands tihe destinies of a continent.
While William Franklin was held c
in confinement in Connecticut, his r
wife found refuge in New York. Here (
she died July. 28, 1778. iHer memorial -
tablet is in the chancel of St. Paul's
Episcopal church, in New York city, t
and is thus inscrilbed:
"Beneath the altar of this church I
are deposited the remains of Mrs. Eliz- I
abeth Franklin, wife of ills Excellen
cy Willun Franklin, Esq., late Gov- I
ernor, under Britannic Majesty, of the I
I'rovince of New Jersey. Compelled t
by the adverse circumstances of the t
times to part from the husband she
loved, and at length deprived of the (
soothing hope of his speedy return, 3
she sank itnder accumulated distresses,
and departed this life on the 28th11 day I
of July, 1778, in the 49th year of her
Sincerity anid Sentsiility
Politeness and Alibility
GodliIneIss and Charity
with Senose refined and l'erson cle
gant in her united. For a grateful
renlmelbran.ce of her affectionate ten
dlerness and comntant performlance ofI
all the duties of a
"This Monnmuent is erected in the
year 1787. lBy him who knew her
wiorth and still lamnents her loss."
Gov. Franklin was released on No
1 velmber 1,1778, anid camine to New
SYork, where lie remained till 1782,
being part of the time the president
of the "lHonorable Board of Associa
ted Royalists" in the city. At the
Sclose of the w~ar hlie was exiled and
went to England, where hie received
a pension. lie appears as a promi
nient figure in Benjamin West's cele
brated picture of the "lecepttion of
the American Royalists by Great Bli
taiu in the year 1783."
The uson became an exile. 'Thea
faither tlripresented the Untied Statens,
at the Court of France. 'They niever
met again. There was no intercourse
1 betweetn tlhemn during thIe whole of the ,
revolutionary war, and the engage
nimnt continued even afterward to at
i reat delgree. In 1i)r. Franklin's will,
afteir Ihquenlthijng to his son his Ilands
in Nov~i Sotia, and certain books and
plpert, hI thus adds:
*"The part he acted against mie inl
tile lat wart, which is of pulhlic Inoto
riety, will account for limy leaving him
iio nilletr of1 an estate I1(e emideavored
to del'riv'e 11u of."
W\illiamn Franklin died in Englnnd,
Novetbcr', 1813, aged eighty-two.
lhe mjamin Franiklin died in l'hila
delplhia April 17, 1790, aged eighty
"],'!iqli t choolo f1111n11111, ,tlullrllnllle
"Oh, go way, you gweat lbig Oath
hopier," ct'rield ;Geo'"ge Alfred Town
send's girl, whein he tried to kiss her
ammnlg the niew mown hay, out in the
coult.ry the other day. Somebody
hl1 age overtakes all, and there
coqles a timne when a dimplled chin
Sloses its cunning.
From our Extra of Tuesday. d,
The"Highland City" Car- .
ries the Day !
THE DEMOORATIC STATE CON
VENTION MEETS AT
! BATON ROUGE! 1
OTOBE,?( 6TH, 1879. b
THREE OHEEBS FOR "RED STICK I" f"
[8Special to the CAI'iTOLIAN.] a
NEW OrIl.nANs, Aug. 26, 18790.
The Convention of the Democratic
Conservative party of the State of
Louisiana will meet at Balton Rouge-
our lovely "Highland City." The time ,
fixed by the State Executive Corn- 1
mlittee for holding the Convention is it
the 6th day of October, 187!). 1
The parish of East Baton Rouge
obtains its eleven votes.
Tile Executive Committee adjourn- a
ed late yesterday evening. v
Pass the word along to the boys! s
LiEoN JASTICEMSKI. 1
A PAINFUL SCENE. t
Yesterday niorning while seven or t
eight old and reliable citizens were t
holding down chairs and boxes in a c
Michigan avenue grocery, and unaui- e
mously agreeing that this was the grea- 14
test country on earth, a stranger I
entered and said:
"Gentlemen, I suppose you are all a
familiar with politics I"
"We are," they replied, in chorus. a
"And you know all about the f
fundamental principles of liberty "
"Well, I'm glad on it, for I've made
a bet with a tcller back here as to how
the reading of the Constitution begins.
One of you just write inc down the
first tell words."
While lie felt for it stub of it pencil
every man beganl scratchlig his head
and cantionsly eyeing his neighbor.
One began muttering, "Now I lay in 1
-," and ii second said somnething about
"Resolved," and it third wrot4. on the
top of a cracker box: "Oin motion it
was voted thait-thlat-." There was a
great deal of coughing and sneezinig
and nose blowing, when a boy came
in and said the stramnger's horse had
run away. lie rushed out, and seveni
lmen took fresh chews of tobacco alnd
tried not to look too imporlltant, when
the grocer sail :
"The Constitution 1 Whly, every
one of you can repeat it by heart with
yOur eyes shut--of course you catill."
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HOW NOT TO GET THE LOCAL
Tile other day il old and resplected
citizena camao inlto our oflice, and after
paying Ils last year's sabscription,
took a seat and reiarkocd :
" I gloess you needn't senld iae tihe
lpaper any 'longer; I have just sub
scribed for a Phliladelbhis plplcer whhich
suite me pretty well, and it doesnl't
cost Ias muIlnch as tihe Obs8erlr."
Ilerie Il lil!anded us the pnlper for
inspectioni. WVe found it to be a lneatlt
looking slheet, handsonlely pIrinuted,
with a large engraved heCad, COlatlainiaig
labout fortycight cohlu m of laiscellane
Olis 'relding iailtter.
"'Fair lookinlg plaper," we reniarked
ias we handed it back to himn ; bht did
you ever see aInyt.hing in it collcerninig
our parish 1"
"Well, I doia't know a I [ever have."
'"Alything in regarl'd to this State i"
"And yet you give up a iapeer that
contains the; local nuarkct l'reports, the
stalte of tlhe crops, the deahlas 1and1
nlarriages, andt the thousand and one
hlaalpeliings ftron week to week, whlichl
naako up the history of the region in
which you are most inteaested, iind
r which you camn get from no other
source alindl take instead at city pap, r,
sihply llecaltIse it colmes ia little
chelllapir." "Yes, anid it containls tonre
readinig niiatter," hin added.
"Certainly," we reImalrked, "but
what is tle clharracter of the mniatter ?
I Nothing iu regard to you own village
-your' schlools, your chllurchles, your
Slocal illmprovenients and tlhe tholusand
atlld otet tlhings tlhat happen in yolur'
1 'lriaish. Therl e is nothling in it that
1 hcllps hnildl ul your parish aiid 1llsap
port Ilhomne institutions.. It is its for
cign to you as the city in which it is
puiblished. It may contain more
readtling matter, but your neighbor
hiood iA not represented in its col
S "itt why canl't you furnish your
laper cheape:lr, if thley cana afford a
miuch largier one ill tille city alt a low
i price ?" lite queried, "Labor is ctr
r tainly clheaper Ihere."
"For thle reason that a country
y plper has a snmall circulation com
paredl with a city paper, and tile labor
expended upon 1,000 papers is about
e thie same as on 50,000, especially when
a it is taken into consideration thatt the
city weekly which is furnished for a
dollar per year, is "made up" of the
type set for the daily,"
"That's enough," exclaimed the old
gentleman, as he pulled out his wallet,
"just send me the Observer for another t
As he bade us good morning, and
passed through the sanctum door, we
heard him remark: "It's my- belief
that it man who stops or refuses to
subscribe for his local paper; simply
because it doesn't contain as much t
reading matter as one "made up"
from ait daily and published in the city,
should be supplied with medical
almanacs at the public expense."
ELEPHANT AND MONKEY.
Max Adder reports the following
only too brief remarki a managerie
maniager made while he was Max's
seat-mate on train : "I've got the d
finest elephant out of Asial Perfectly
amiably and good-humored. He killed ti
his keeper two years ago, but that
was the :nan's own fault. The keeper
was green and not perfectly familiar o
with elephants, and appearedto have 3
an idea that both ends of the animal ,
were exactly alike; so lie would per
sist in trying to lead the elephant
around by the tail, and act as if it
was a matter of indifference whether
the animal picked up his hay with his
trunk or his tail. So one day when
the wan was trying to peresuade the
eleghant to drink by holding the end
of his tail in a bucket of water, the
elephant put out his hind leg, and 8
kicked him into immortal chaos!. r
people, you know, never do get sense.
There's no money in the business any
more, though. The losses are too s
helavy. I had a boa-constrictor that
stood nie $400(, and he did well enough i
for a while. But one day he gotloose,
and when we found him lie was stan
ding n his head out by the railroad, r
with his tail in the air. I tried to
coax hii to come down, but lie re
naiued perfectly quiet, and when I I
catne to examine him I found that he a
had swallowed the top of a telegraph
pole, and lie had eat his way down
until his nose touched the ground. He
was dead. What killed him I don't
know. It miay have been electric
shock, or it may have been dyspepsia,
Ilowsomnever, lie was a corpse, and
there were $4000 gone.
"The monkey seems to amuse the
people most. I like a monkey myself.
I)o you know I believe it's a positive
loss to human beings that they
havn't got tails like mionke's. Why.
a monkey can take hold of any thing
with his tail, just like you can with
your hanid. It's really a third hand'.
Now, s'posin' you had such it tail t If
yon had to hang on to the platform of
ia cr'owded horse-car with your hands,
youi could hold your miibrella with
your tail. If you were walking up
iand downi tIhe roomi at night with the
baby, you could carry himi in your
arms 1and give hinl a spoonful of para
goric with your tail. If you wanted
to take your fanmily out for an airing
you coultd grab a child with each handu i
and pull your baby-coach with your
tail. I tell you, sir, it's a dead loss
to you thiat you're not built like a
monikey. Freehold, is it I Ah 1 I muist
get oit here. ('onic 'round sid see
mhy show, won't yot11 Good morning."
A lid Mr. I'ottls disIapp'eared tllrougllh
Sthe doorway of the car.
GRIEF ORANGE AS LIFE OHANGES..
This senise of things temulpers lmen to a
Inc, land to their circtlluinstaices. It
linits the avaricouts desires of men
Swho seek to grasp thie world. It takes
away the doimineering influence Iromln
tilme alInd chalige. MenI live as if they
were of universal and illimitable ieer
gy; but nio man carries it, it is contin- I
1 nally chlanging or Inodiying nmore or
less. We are (never tie sanei for two
days ii suc'cessionl. There is enough
of isameness to maintain consecutive
l life; but life itseclf, more narrowly
. viewed, is perpetually clhanging in its
aspects. The things we desire, we
desire till we get themi, and whenm we
get tihem they turn to aslhels--and lanl
*bit ion mlorle thalll aliost anything else.
li tile verly strife by which we reach
out we loose; and no lleIn lire less
what they were when they began their
lrace and their conflict than the men
Swho seek lpower, poition, amplitudc,
Sthat they imay rule life; but high or
Slow, men are ruled by life; and only
- to a very limited exteiit do men ever
Sbeconme sovereigns ofthe afIlairs around
Sabout them. We do that which we
propose; the will searches out and
Sselects here and there a few things
Sfor accomplishlmeut; but we stand in
the very gulf stream of time; and we
are adted upon by innumerable influ
Sences-ten thousand times ten thous
Sand of them-that are working at the
Sflesh, at the nerve, at the bone, at
thought, at emotioln, at the will, that
Sare working within and without, and
.that are perpetually changing us.
. These changes of life will direct men
t to a better view of themselves as they
Shave passed out of the material stage
e and into the spiritual condition in the
a higher climne.
New. York Graphicd
Counsel-Do you knowsaytl Ingot w
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this ease ?
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Ever heard "Pinaforet f
Groans. Iemarks, "No won er he
didn't do it. Sold." Ih
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taining to the public interest?t
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opinions, no tarte for reading, sio de: o
sire to know what's going on iit the vi
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You are accepted. s
A GREAT SPANISH AOTRESS OF 1i
THE LAST oENrURY.
During Cutnberland's stay at iMad
rid he itnessed a performance of the fi
great Spanish and gipsy actre s, Ti
ranna, about whom lie tells some antui- c
sing anecdotes. Upon hearing that a C
famous English play-writer deniced to i
see her act, she sent word that lIe was a
not to come to the theatre until she t
desired him, as it was only !when I
in the khunor that she could play well. 1
After waiting several days he at length r
received the expected summons. But c
he had not been ninny minutes in his I
box when she sent word that she felt
no inclination for aetinf that night;
she would not be able to do justice to
her talents or to his expectationrl, and
that lie was to go home 'angani. He I
obeyed the capricious creatitrie, and t
another week chlapsed before he re- 4
ceived permission to attend the thea
tre again. "I had not," hle says,
"enough of the language to cinder
stand intlih more than the itncidents
aid action of the play, which was of
the deepest cast of tragedy, for in the
course of the plot she murdered her .I
infant chlilren, and exhibited them
dead on the stage, lying on eaclother,
while she, sitting on the bare floor be
tween them (her itiitule, actioh and
teatures defying all description), pre
sented such a high-wrought lfictare
of hysteric frenzy, laughing wild amid
severest woe, as placed her in my
judgment at the very sunnmmit pf her
art." So tremendlous was tIhe effect
of this acting upon the audienc , who
rose in a kind of tunultuous frenzy,
that the play was not sufftered to ter
minate, and the curntain was alfruptly
dropped. Presently a ge mleaan i
broughtl her around to Cunlnb'land's
box. "The artificial pajleness of her
cheeks, her eyes, which she hlti dyed
ofa bright vermillion arudtid the
edges of thlf lids, her fine armb bare
to the shoulders, the wild niagnifl
cence of her attire, and the lprbfusion
of her disheveled locks, gloss3~ black
as the pllulmalnge of the raven, givce her
the appearance of something mnore
tluma human, suIch Ia sibyl, sinch ani
inlmaginBary being, so awful, so inlpres
sive, that my blood chilled tas shie jap
t proached ime, not to ask but to claiml
1my apllaus(, demanding o'f me if I
Slhad seen any actress that could be
Scomplarced with her in my own or any
Sother country. 'I was dwteas ined,'
said she, 'to exert myself ftr you this
night, and if the sensibilityrofthe au
r dience would have sulffered int, to have
Sconcluded the scene, I should have
I collvinced you that I do not }ioast of
mly own performances without rea
A BAUTIFtUL SENTMIENsT.-In Au
gustin Daly's great. play of :"Under
the Glaslight" Laura Courtland ut
ters these beautiful sentiments:
"LeLt the woman you look upon be
wise or vain, beautiful or hlomely,
rich or poor she really has but one
thing she can really give or refuse-
her heart. Her beauty, he' wit, lier
accomplishments, she nmay sell to you
-but her love is the treaslur; withliot
money and withlout price. Shet olly
asks in return that whlen you look
upon her your eyes shall speak a mIute
devotion; that when you address her
your voice shall Ie gentle, loving and
kind; that you shall not dCespise lher
because she cannot uanerstainld, all at
once, your vigorous thoughts ajld
ambitious llans, for when i~isfortube
and evil have defeated your great4st
purposes-her love remains to con
sole you. You look unto thle trees for
strengthi and grandeur do not de
spise the flowers becatsae their ftia
grance is all they have to give--Iut
it is the only earthly thing which God
Spermits us to carry beyond the grave."
te A little fun, now and then,
Ifrellhed by the wisesi mnc. i
who biF .
for the Io I
ter is tho tear i l
clay. You st d it hop
and thipk of the a It sen an
sMn shone uppg
the stars hung krn . .
Fain d tie so n tw I
thors are runI p .ber a`'
your hands have utwi ted.
not nrol., t brheato
your in most shit. o
dlow as all ee tlmuT e l puw tale
obearity. iut e siB ' os d o.eV 1
Is laid upon a pillow, of a.
hands that have winute arun
ingly are Eplded besneath the .
jmt'tal. The heart wh onse Ia
measured an eternity of love, 1el
over with mailles, bend now overo her
with tears, iiakit l"e dew rom
their petils, that th$1 e Idre aund
her may be kept green and beau .
There is 0o wbt1 aran ;over our,
shoulder, no spealtgace to loo ;:S
into the eyes of love, no temlag
lips to murmur, "Oh, it is too 4 1"
There is so strange a hush in da
room, no smile to meet you at ghtt
fall. And the old clock ticks sad
strikes-it was such music wheo she
could hear it. Now it seems to selt
oit the hours through which yout
watched the shadow of death etr
on her sweet face. And every day
the clock repeats that old story. Mar
ny another tale it tellqth,, of
beautiful words and deeds tha are
registered above. You feel--oh; how
often--that the grave cannot jeep.
hier-that she will live again.
"That reminds -me of a little nee.
dote," is what every bright ma has
heard over and over again, I his
memory has been jogged by wame
one's telling a good story. Vheu
good stories and ready repartee are
going on, one witty little thing ih sure
to suggest another ' I
Thus we thought, a day oir two
since, when reading in an e~ uing
paper that Charles 8muner wr s no
musician, and that a lady frieni one,
told him that if hie were to ity t
music box set to "Old HundredJ" she
did not believe lie could make i play
"nlore than seventy-five."
It was doubtless something is thd
iame vein that prompted old; Mrs.
Rothschild, when ninety-sevenO o say
to her physicianm:
"Doctor, you must keep me ui for
tlhree years more at least, it wplld be
discreditable for a Rothschild to go
off "under par !"
A very rich old man who hali mnar
I ed a young wife died suddenly upoti
which the widow raved like a mfniac
and exclaimed to the doctor whOe
sthod by the bedside of the deptrted,
"Oh, 111 not believe that nmay dear
Ipartner is dead; he coulld nut d4e and
leave me! No, no, lie's ai!va; I'm
sure hle's alive. Tell me, docfor, don't
you thfink sol" "Madamn', replrienl
r thie nmedical man, with mudc gravity;
SI confess I hlave the means y +which
I hlie may be revived. I will fPly the
galvanic battery." 'kh, no,t no!"
cried tlhe grief stricken widiiv. 'i'Hard
a Is it is to bear my fate, I Will have
I 11o experimtents against the w tf nan
Stare. Let him rest in peacdi3' j
I I'y,!/ the man that kan talk three
a hundred and sixty-five da i a year
- oi one subjeckt, and thinkslhe i7 orig
a inal and interesting all thie time; but
SI don't want ti be a sn-ni-law oV
F one ov these kind ov peo le.-Josh,
Johnny says his mnother jmnkes .
- great cry if his sister goes dt without
r her shade lhat. Shie don't want her to
- get freckled, but she doesnm. seem to
care a bit how much his father tans
"This," said the dentist, "is my of
flee." "And that t" inquirIl a visi
,. tor, pointing to the apartment where
Sstood the toth-lpulling chidrl, "Ar
t that, replied the proprietom 'that
y iy "drawing" room."
k Wit loses its respect witr thlehgoa d
Swhen seen in the company ,f m ci
r and to smile at a jest whc plt4
d thorn in the breast of anoiher s
"r become a principal in the nlishef.
it ,---. !
d Imaginary troubles are the mot
a dilicultto cure. No one an loca.
t tie disease for the purpose ,f a ,pl$
. ing a remedy. I
r All the snobs are not deL t bJ any
means. Moral-attend to bou ow.
~ business !" if
d Blathierskites and pull ek a"
," still ou the rampage. Moveid
The apostate Vaudry i' like t~o
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