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Arkansas ladies' journal. (Little Rock, Ark.) 1884-1886, November 08, 1884, Image 7

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Os all the love affairs of the present clay
none of them have the ring of sacrifice and
devotion that characterized the olden
J iQie love affairs. The world has grown
too practical for sentiment, for how dread
ful it woull be for a young Lochinvar to
appear at a modern wedding. However,
lhere are instances on record of casting
everything to the winds for love, coachmen
can testify, but as a rule, the present dam
sel after being cultivated and given aesthet
ic ideas, is generally sacrificed to the oily
looking pork packer, or tallow candle man
ufacturer who is considered an elcgible
parti by papa. The feelings of the young
woman are not taken into consideration.
She may love devotedly a young lawyer,
without a single case except his devotion
to her. But after a few tears, the letters
are burned, the faded flowers are fondly
kissed, then all sentiment is thrown aside,
and my lady becomes the head of a hand
some establishment, with the daily pleasure
of sipping her coffee opposite the pork
packer, her lord.
Does she not long for a sweet little home
j with the man she loves'?
Can there be any love story so touching
as the Greek myth of Ceyx and Halcyone,
who by being obliged to leave her and
[ take a sea voyage, is drowned, her name
I being the last one which he utters. Then
I in her ignorance of his death, the pathos of
■ her prayers to Juno for the preservation of
I her husband. The Goddess finally sends
I Iris to Somnus with a request to send
I Halcyone a dream that would acquaint her
I with her husbands death.
The dream was sent, and unhappy Hal-
I eyone, wringing her hands and weeping,
I went down to the seashore where she had
I given Ceyx her last kiss.
I Hie gazing out over the water she
I Scries an indistinct floating object, as it
II er ’ ske sees that is a human form
agitated, she soon recognizes
9 be body of Ceyx.
9 “tn ° Ut bei t rem blihg she exclaims
Ito m e ?’’ are?t busband > ’ s it thus you return
n ?! ng i (IOWU lnto the water towards
■behold \ S 6 Btretcbed ou t her arms and
■skimmoi beCa “ e will 8 s > and she
■orief i Se I )oure d forth sounds of
BLdv she r°n tbe mu^e bloodless
KmXW '7 new ' found
II The bead nfa 11 Wltb her beak '
8 116 Pitying G 1 le . body WaS raised and
■< 8 Gods Ranged them both into
B V(?n placid a* 6 a^c T on birds, and for
■ un broods in Winter tirae > llal '
9^ n the s ea ber neg t> which floats
B>Mor yp ] tbe W lO sa,e to
■*'T' them f, ° £ uar ds the winds, and
II “ ft “"> dUturbing the deep.
It is said that the Halcyon birds are
more affectionate and devoted than
other birds for if one is hurt or disabled,
the mate tenderly bears her upon his out
stretched wings whither-so-ever she
Keats refers to the Halcyone birds in
his Endymion.
0 magic sleep! 0 comfortable bird
that broodest o’er the troubled sea of the
mind till it is hushed and smooth.”
From this touching story conies our
pretty expression of “Halcyone Days,” and
it is ever a Halcyone day where true love
is in the heart!
Satiety Stcni4.
The winter gayeties are commencing
with the usual round of parties and “infor
mal evenings.”
The Athletic dances occur every other
Friday evening, and with the two German
clubs giving alternate entertainments,
beside the Halycon, the Standard and
numerous attractions at the Opera House
each evening in the week will be taken up.
We hear that the ladies of Trinity Cathe
dral intend giving a fair in December,
commencing on the 15th and to last three
nights. There is to be a play given one
night, some new innovation the second and
a dance the third.
The different society young ladies will
have charge of booths oi kinds,
noticably will be the Persian booth, pre
sided over by a charming young married
lady, and many pretty assistants.
A gypsey tent is also spoken of where
the fortunes of the love-sick swain will be
Quite a fashionable wedding will occu
on next Wednesday at Christ Church.
The young lady is one of the favorites in
society and has won quite a reputation for
brightness and wit.
The gentleman stands at the head of the
rising young business men, and is highly
thought of by the gentlemen who control
the large business in which he is interested.
There are to be four bridesmaids, four
groomsmen and two ushers.
The Chataugua club met at the residence
of Mrs. Van Etten on Thursday evening.
Mrs Lou Caldwell has returned from
Eureka Springs, where she has been much
We believe the Mrs. Harper here re
ferred to, is the daughter of Senator
McDonald, who formerly resided here.
Mrs. Fletcher Harper is soon to be mar
ried to her brother-in-law, Mr. James
Harper, a member of the publishing house
of Harper & Brothers.
Miss Hecker, of Summerville, 111. is vis
iting Mrs. C. F. I’enzel.
The Halcyon club held its first meeting
on 1 hursday evening, and were delightful
ly entertained by Judge and Mrs. R. W.
Martin. Tbe programme consisted of
reading by Miss Whitthorne, music by
Mrs. Ed. M illiams, Miss Pierce and Mr.
Maxwell, after which they elected Dr. 8.
M. Colburn, president, with Miss Ashley
vice-president, and with this excellent
choice of officers, the Halcyon is sure to
A delightful supper was served and Miss
Annie gracefully dispensed the hospitali
ties of the house. A band of music was
quite an addition to the enjoyment of the
There were present Mrs. Van Alstine,
Mrs. Tom Reaves and the Misses Birdie
and Emma Bailey, Fannie Ashley, Minnie
Dodge, Bessie Pierce, Emma Deshon
Corinne Deshon, Eve Whitthorne, Emma
Reaves, Sophia Crease, Mary Williams
Nellie Cunningham, Curtis, Willie, Thom
pson and Minnie Parks.
At a late hour the man in the moon
smiled down on the parting guests, and
seemed pleased to light them home, after
so pleasant an evening. Maybe his being
full, was one cause of his benignity.
Col. Towle, who was stationed here dur
ing the war, upon the staff of Gen. Smith,
and made many friends, passed through
here last week, on his way to Fort Clark,
where he is to be stationed. His friends
enjoyed his visit exceedingly.
The Social Reading Club were delight
fully entertained on Thursday evening, by
Mrs. E. W. Gibb, at her rooms on 7th and
On Wednesday evening Mrs. Cora Gantt
entertained her friends at ber residence on
2nd and Broadway. Dancing was the or
der of the evening and was enjoyed until
a late hour by the young people. At
twelve a delightful supper was served and
the charming hostess dispensed her hos
pitalities in an agreeable and pleasant
The guests were Judge and Mrs.
Vaughan, Mr. and Mrs. Allis, Mr. and
Mrs. D. G. Fones, Dr. and Mrs. Robinson,
of Malvern, Mr. and Mrs. Sinnot, Mr. and
Mrs. John Boyle, Dr. and Mrs. Marshall
and Mrs. Hollenberg. Misses Woodruff,
Roane, Waddell, Newton, Turner, Hecker
of Summerfield, 111., Curtis, ol Ohio, Davis,
Cribbs and Loughborough. The Messrs.
O’Neale, Hughes, of Malvern, Ragland,
Turner, Steele, Reaves, O’Callahan, San
ders, Van Harten, Grebble, Butler, Kav
anorfh, Langford, Williams, Powell, Wal
dron and Dr. Glover.
Marion Crawford’s new novel, “Au
American Politician,” is now passing
through the press in Lcndon.
Lady Wilde is about to publish with
Messrs. Bentlya work entitled “Driftwood
from Scandinavia'”

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