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A vV ..; .}- Paper Devoted tu?Temperance. Literature and Politics.
NOVEMBER 13, 1875.
TIMELY Torres.
GAH un TI I . thc editor who carried :i
pistol-hull in his head lor seven mont Iis,
is dead. Thc nulli who shot him lins
been stirroiidorccl by his bondsmen, and
will soon he put on trail for murder.
LANIUS, who shot ('arruth. is tho son
of un ohl Pennsylvania Dutch eoupje
from tho Landis valley. He inarriecWlioi
uppish Miss Mead, who lilied money,
but soon grew weary ol' Vineland lile,
and now Landis is divorced and indicted
for murder. Moral : Marry abreast of
WuI:N ibo btw ol Massachusetts pro
viding thal ?ill railroad trains shall come
to a Cull stop before crossing a t rael; of
another line was enacted, it gave milch
dissatisfaction to railroad men. The law
has, however, proved at good ono, and il
is said that no railroad man ol' the stale
would now eojii-eui io its repeal.
Tine new stale constitution ol' Nebraska
contains a. provision (hat the United
Stales senators lor t!::ii slate shall "liore
aftcr he elected by direct vote ol' the
people. It will be an interesting ques
tion now to he*.settled whether this its
mit in conflict with thc constitu? ion of
the United Chiles.
.V ORV ASIA Tl S t? (ire swept through
Virginia Oily, Nevada, Inst week, hiving
the greater part ot' the eily in ruins, and
leaving thousands of people homeless
ami destitute. No greater calamity lias
befallen any western town for many
years, ami, if lite prospective destitution
is as great as represented, ami the num
ber oT people lcfl houseless as manyas
reported, their siiiVeriiig will appeal to
the charitable thc whole country over.
TliOUiill thc losses by the burning ol
Virginia City .-.re somewhat loss than
was first, r.iep>il ed they are terribly se
vere, and the sn Hering is aggravated hy
thc fact that thc city was built and in
habited for th? n.io-t by working people,
"whose only wfahh was in (heir labor and
thrift mill enterprise. Tho tiri' has not
consumed the surplus wealth of a rieh
?dd community, but ibo tools, the
mechanism, the working forces, the daily
bread of a winde community.
? -3k-.
,1 AV < o it i.!> owns twenty million dol
lar* of thcjfitoek of the Union Pacific
railroad, 'and controls several million
nvorc, giving hinman all-JH il eut voice in
its management and one Ol' tho larges!
sharers in its profits. The total of stock
is fifty million dollars. If the ease now
before thc United ."-'t?tes supreme eotirl
is deeided in favor of ibis road, Goult
will be gainer in an anioiini double tin
price fcf his ^fc?elc, sis the governineh!
will be inulrt-ed iii over Ihre?, hiindrot
million dollars. * * "
THE mysterious murders thal have be
come so frequent in New Knglaud of Inti
are discussed a great deal in the papen
there. One descendant of th?vPilgriiHi
oilers in an exchange the following vak
nable suggestions, io coroner's juries:
"Take up tho corps mid m?lce the mau in
charge touch ber ?fslic bleeds that is thc
'rinnii ? had ??jo .-^h'?e" ?vidence ?vb h our
some fifteen years ago ibis wilPshow you
the correck way of holding a coroner's
jury this ? . asHtrue as god in heaven try
this and you will satisfy tho whole of thc
New England slabsjust as i tell so U'f\\
mi god."
N?itMAN WIAHD, of Washington, win
is conducting ordnance ox p?ruvien ts* ai
Posion, fired, hist Saturday, ari " ?III
proved chilled 'iron W'iard projectile,'
which penetrated a heavy iron plat in;
twelve inches- at it distance of L,Cf>?
yards. The shot weighed 531 potunb
and the charge consisted of 70 pounds <
hexagonal oriental powder. The sim
struck the exact spot at which it wa
aimed; the plating tva?entirely pcrfon
ted, ami showed marks of the flanges?
the shot. Ils rotary motion veloeit
# was 1,870 feet per second. The ox peri
ment was witnessed by several li ti nd rc
persons, including several hundred arni
and navy officers and students of ted
IN 187$mj?pro lim?rhino per com. ?
the children o? tho Fatherland refuse
to present themselves when called upo
to enroll as soldiers. [,, ,,tiu.r word:
tho deserters from the annies aggregate
eighty-two thousand four hundred an
eighteen men, alhiost as many as the ci
tire rank ami lilo of (he liri Itali arm
is undoubtedly true that sixteen tho
sand six hundred and seventy-two
the recusants lo military duty belong
Alsace and Lorraine, bm a .-.til! groat
number-sixteen thonstiiideight li und rt
and thirty, wore natives of I'mssi
Most of these men, just arrived ul ?
age when their lal ought lo bo mo
beneficial to tho community, aro HU
posed to have left the country, whit
they have a perfect right to do.
A T Kit im* Id.* Tl) Kl'.
"J low was it, Major, kliat you never
wore married ? I have k?isown you for a .
long lime Und yet you have* mfvor told
me timi," were the words which (.rieorgt*
Felton addressed u? his Ixichclor .friend.
Maj. Lee, a retired anny.' oillcc'rt as tiffi
conversation turned on militer? ?fnitri
inonial.* * * . ? " . .
"Ah, George! it Nu"i wonderful that
I should never mention it.? The en^um
st mices which pn?vVnted ute gcLt?ig mar
ried ar? of such a melancholy 'character
that il paint* nie u> have them referred u>
at all." was his'snswef*.
" Now. Major^l'in very curious .to
know, anti as--we are old friends, if I
promise to keep it a secret, will you tell |
me .' But if-ii would pain you too much
lo tell 1 don't want to fenow,"' .said
< icorge. * . *
*" Well,* then, the Major answered
with a sigh. " I will tell you. hut-"
here he shuddered, " it is so horrible . oh,*
so dreadful ! Let nie (hilde. Yes.
""Itwas in thc. year 1X-I7 when it hap
pened, and I had jusi entered thc twenty
seventh year of my age. with prospects
as bright and promising as any young
man could wish for. My way was clear
to fame in military circles. I had 'just
come from a hasty trip around the world,
and my mind was full of strange and
new ideas. People Haltered me on my
success, and the doors of society ?ere
open wide to me, that J might pass in.
Uh, that they hail only been kept shin !
I received au invitation lo attend a very
fashionable ball given hy a rich family in
the west end-of Lout lou. I went there,
and while talking lo a friend in one <>f
the parlors I noticed a particularly hand
some young haly. I took a fancy lo ber
immediately, and managed lo obtain au
introduction to ber, which I afterward
lound oui, she was as anxious, to have a
I was. You know yourself what feel
ings possess, a niau when he li?\st falls in
"love, and snell feelings 1 bad Iben. How
ever. 1 danced with lier, escorted her lo
supper, and parted with lierai the floor
I of her carriage, receiving an invitation
to*tall at her house, li's scarcely noce
sarv to tell you that I visited her again
and again, 'flic following summer I was
invited to spend a few months at her
f thei's'eountry residence. I wast only
too willing to go, ?urti while down lhere
in Devonshire one beautiful calm even
mg, seated on a rustie bench, I oU'ercd
her my hand and heart, ?md was ac
cept et I*.
" Now. -b.e was very loud of practica'
jokes, and heyer lei pass an . pporluniiy
10 play ono, regardless of w ho might bc
unfortunate enough to he her victim.
One morning Lena ( 1 can't help call
ing her hy ibo old familiar name) did not*
'..ome down io breakfast as usual. A ser
vant was sent to her room io see what
was the matter aiiti found ber lying in
liedj complaining of a sick headache,, an
illne-s which we afterwards, found out to
be only assumed. She .said thal din ing
the night she was awakened hy a scratch
ing noise, ami looking in the direction
whence il caine she saw a horrible face
looking at her. Sin- fainted and remem
bered nothing more about it. Of course
we pronounced this nothing more than a
nightmare, hui at her request one of her
sisters wav allowed lo sleep with ber.
Thc next morning they reported seeing
the same horrible apparition, and de
clared their intention ol' never sleeping
in the room again, as it was haunted.
1 .volunteered lo occupy the depart
ment lor ono night, as-much tn investi
g?tc thc cause ol tin1 appearance of thc
'ghost' as because no one else wits willing
to take possession otb thc room. About
ten. o'clock d wont to Iu d, ami don't
know how long I slept when 1 was
awakened hy a. scratching noise, and
looking in thal direction saw a terribie
malicious looking face directly dS'er the
fnantcl*pieee, ano look i ng straight at me.
11 had large eyes, a horrible pair of fangs,
in its mouth, ami seemed as if the inside
of the head were all on fuc I jumped
from tho bod, but tho moment I touched
the Moor the facti disappeared. I went
to bcd again, but, did not sleep much. 1
kept watching over the mantle-piece and
was rewarded hy the face again appear
ing j I had taken a revolve'- with nie
?lilli placed il under my pillow? I quietly
took it out, ii i med at the face and pu He'd
tho trigger." ?
Here the Major began to cry, and grief
for ii time interrupted Iiis narrative, and
said :
" When ? bred we heard a piercing
shriek, accompanied hy a fall as of Mime
; heavy body. We lighted the gas, and
rushed to the mantle-piece. I found thc
place where my bullet had entered. It
liad milde a olean bole. I knew it must
be hollow behind, and found that I could
push down the wal! paper, which I did,
and found a large hole, ahoul three feel
square. I loaring groans hside I jumped
through the opening, and groping aronui
I felt a female form which I lifted up
ami found, lo my horror, that it was sin
who was soon to be my bride. She wa
shot through the breast, and by the ham
oh the man who bad pledged bimse)
again and again to protect her from ?il
harm. We carried her to the roon
w here I bad formerly slept, and whicl
was bei - at the lime. Here she I inge rei
for a few days, never recovering con
Hciousness, anti then died. Now? George
you have lin- reason why I never wa
j married.
I '.'There, was a passage which led fron
I thc room where siie slept a- far as th i
ina ll tic-niece, and over the winde Iber
was iintlungd.nl. the plain white wall na
per, upon ibo back ol' which she liai
painted the horrible face, windi, b
holding a light behind it.could he showi
distinctly. That explains it." - lr. M
, ?ii AV to Y o.I Wnrlil,
i .-1
Often a cinid boars a striking icsi?fnl
lam-' to a grandparent 'without a linci
merit nf parental feature.
I am .ij bachelor, tin o?d bachelor : afr
lca->t {bat's what *tiiyi i?eectfr*prpt?y,
saucy, clever, lovable girls-cali .me ; and
no ilonbl. they're right/though I rauYt
gd sa (ur as lo .agree with 'them - when
they declare'a man Awning" to five-and
fortyycars and. a^lo'/.cji wbite hairs " de
cid eoTv * .venerable" and. ^fearfully
gray." - ' " .
. 11 owe vcr, an old bachelor 1 am dubbed,
and I m it st confess,, if to acquire that
distinction on?'is obliged to enjoy life to
tho utmost,,ns l-do; mid be made much
of hy lovely women ami charming ihaid
ens. W^ain, 1 have no serious objection
to thc titi?';- WA**
In i be ii rsl place, lay home is a borne
in every sense of thc word, although
without tl mother, or even a mother-in
? I occupy, and have occupied for the
??asl year, a suite of remarkably pleasant
rooms, tho front windows, looking on"" a
fity pack and thc back on a garden made
delightful by two line old peach-trees, a
heavy grape-vincf and sweet-smelling
wistaria. Thc*latter has climbed to my
windows, and, twining Iii and out of the
slats of tile shutters, citcclually prevents
my closing them, but gives me iii recom
pense great fragrant hunches of purple
dowers. , - ?
These cheerful rooms are part -and
paree1 of Mrs. Midget's boarding-house.
No, I am wrung. Mrs. Midgct-^Mr.
Midget was lost at sea live years ago
lues not keep a boarding-house, bul lakes
a few select boarders, of whom sin- is
pleased lo intimate she considers mc the
Wonderfully comfortably the "few se
lect'" lind il in Mrs. Midgel'** shady, old
fash inned, neatly-kept, three-story brick
" Everything like wax," my eldest sis
ter says when she coined^ to visit me,
which is about once in four weeks-II
day br two alter my magazines bavo ar
"And ihe landlady," 1 invariably re
plied, isn't she awful cunning?-so de
mure in ber ways rind speech for such :
wee thing and so pretty, with her brigit!
blue eyes and yellow bair!"
Hui Maria. I can't divine why, pre
tends not to hear me, or else repents witl
scornful emphasis: ' Awful cunning!"
. The fact is, I'm so much among m\
kinswomen that 1 often lind myself, winn
1 wMi to lie particularly ein printie, H?r
rowing their queer adjectives and peen
liar form- of expression.
"Indeed, uncle," said (.'harley to mt
thc other day-named for me, Charlo tb
(t'harles, as near as they could get al it)
"vou're beginning to talk I ike a girl-am
ai jyur time ol* lite, too!" And I didn"
feel ill al! insulted: for if all girls talk a
well as my" nieces 1 consider Chajley'
remark rathe..- a .compliment than othei
Mrs. Midget Sci ows bow to furnish
table, too; all Fort of little delicacies an
unexpected tidbits, stews and basin
above reproach, bread ami pies marve]
nf culinary skill, and tea and collce
well, really cottee and tea.
As for .Vits. Midget herself, she's sue
a tot of a woman that I feel like langi
ing outright every time I look at he
[..-ri bed on a pile of music books place
ni a chair the chair itself taller tba
miy of the 'Tew selects"-at the head i
tin lining table. Indeed, only thc olin,
lay, when she asked, in a solemn mai
ncr, fixing her blue eyes ot? my face, an
lifting a large soup-ladle in ber mite of
liam!, if I would have some soup, I iii
Inirst out, laughing, she looked so vei
ike a little girl playing dinner witb lu
mother's diuBer-scr;
The miniature woman laid down tl
adie ami gazed at nie in surprise.
"Mrs. Midget', I lieg your pardon
?aid I; "I iui?idciily thought of a mau
a y al the eirena."
"Oh!" said Mrs. Midget, aml_ relit nu
o the soup.
I'm a romantic old Teiiow lhere, yi
?ce how naturally I fall in my meei
.vay love, poetry, music, Howers (Mi
Midget always bas a posy ready for r
iii summer-time, which sin- pins into n
imttoii-holc with her own fair ban?!
ind I assure you it's not at alUiupleasa
to have ber standing on thc tips of li
[oes to reach it, with ber small, rou
liead just touching my ehiir^'and t
fair sex. ? r
Yes, old bachelor as I am, I loVe,.?>
always have loved, thc fair sex; um
ready I bink il is because I love them
well I still remain Unmarried. I nc
could make up my mind that one of
those I admired was prettier, bligh
and sweeter kilian tin: others, ami a
wanted i he sweetest, prettiest ami brig
est I have been in a dilemma all my 1
Hut I've always meant to, and my int
lion is stronger than ever since the da
picked np thc Mule patched glove
Broadway in front of Stewart's.
I feel convinced that the owner of t
glove is the wife for nie. J wear it n
my heart. Siby'.' Not a bit of it.
single in:1:, could help wearing a gi
like thai near his heart.
Fiv< ami a half, a pretty niousc-co?
ever; linger well filled out, scared
crease in I bein-she must bc plump
faint -nil li of rose (as a general thi
with tim exception of honest cologh
detest perin mes, bul if T : an endure
it is roc, calling io mind, as it d
bcv. but toril ?es, (lowers, and nil that
of thing*), and the cunningest patel
the palm of the hand.
Nov, I'd m-vcr .-eena patch in ag
before, so il struck me as something (
and 1 examined it critically. The u
uer in which that patch was-sewci
told nie tlu.' wearer of the glow was i
: . i. < I ' 111 ' thodical ; ibo noe silken slit
used in "sewing thal patch ?ti, dat
wi dainty : tin- fae! that :!.." color ol
patch exitctly^piatcheil that of the gi
thal she was constant-, true to one sh
Iben 1 imagined her personal apj
.o: Soft brown eyes, chestnut' hair,
light hut (plump ligure, feet, tu corres
pond with Ijpr hand-- -decidedly g rae Cul
uni-, altogether, very attractive.
*? I'll wagger sjie -iitgs. plays and dances
well," I saijl ly-,, m.vself', in c inclusion ;
,?is not. richi? or she.would not pTtch her
glove; or jjoor, or she would hot wear
I must tili* her I?.
vi.ll very ?cll-to'say,
hut- how to find h
her ? A i<^sonal,',"i?i*it met her.'.soft
hmwn cyes,B?gjdld frighten so modest al
little (-rcaltire. and slie would be 'likely !
to bide koral' instead of allowing herself
to be fou mia :i * . " . * . ' \
.Shall I sh;AV my treasure to* ray.nieces i
and ask if til ?V eau give nie -any clew to
the original mssessor .
Pshaw! tili teasing things would make
no omi of fifi of me?
t?Hv .love! Avbere have my wits been ?
PH see wbatl.Mrs. Midget says about it.
She's by furche most sensible woman of
my ac<|uainmii?c, and very sympathetic
and is at 1 bil moment sitting alone in
the diniug-riiini in a low roeking-ebair,
with a giantlvork-oasket by ber side and
a'heap nf strikings in ber lap.
"" There, iflv dear Mrs Midget, is tho
?love. Voufvill see at once that it is
all my faiiovvpainled it?;" and I placed it j
in the landlady's little hand.
( )ver wentjthe big work-basket on the
floor as .Mrs. Midget, throwing' herself
back in a paroxysm ol' laughter, came
near going over too. ber absurdly small
loot kicking wildly in tho air for a mo
ment, until I had restored thc rocking
chair to its cimilihrium.
"Hiall I flick 'dp- thc things. Mrs.
Midget ff' saW 1, as soon as she ceased
laughing, rainer pul out, to tell Un
truth, by ber strange conduct, so unlike
the sympathy}! bad expected.
"S es-no --if you please-I don't care,' ?
Stammered Mrs. Midget, in a voice very
different from ber cvery-day one, and
with thc loveliest roso-eolorin her cheeks.
As I thought s i I detected the fragrance
of rose apparent Iv emanating from a sp?io
of threadT held ni my hand, and remem
bered theL--love.
"Did you drin? thoglove, Mrs. Midgat?"
asked I, seriously.
"No, ' replied siu-jjopcniiig a wee hamil
and chowing ii, crumpled ilito a heap.!
"Take it, and oh! please, say no mor?
about it. I t's too-too ridiculous!" and
ntl'she went a ?aili.
."ilMii.'-'M'c^/r JJLsi?V I. "whnx yup. ro"l (i
laughing at. y
"I suddenly thought of ii niau isawat
the circus," sjid she, with a saucy look 1
had never seen before ill ber blue ey?
"I'm convinced you know the owner oi l
thc glove," said I. "lt's an old maidr,
whom nature luis sought to compensate
for lack of oilier charms by giving her al*
perfect band; or a grandmother who still j. ]
wears live ami a half, though ber com-|iv
plcxi?n has lied and hair departed. You
know-Pm sure of it; and, though you
completely shatter my beautiful dream,
you must tell me." And in my oxcitc
ment I-?quite uninleiiiionally-pul my
arm around ber slender waist.
"Well, if J must, I must." -.i.i Mrs.
Midget. "Prepare for a fest rfu! blow.
The glove is mino!''
* Mrs. Midget bas ceased to be a Widow,
nuil I am no longer a bachelor.-.Jixrpvr's
Tu I:SA t.A MKS ol' I ?Ki AI n ?KS.-Booth's !
ternis are ?s?lltl a night, amt be is engaged ;.,.
10 play in the Fifth Avenue theatre dur-lla
ing the present sea-on. Janett & Palmer I :.i
desire bim to piny for them, and have
tillered $000 :i night, hut he basa very
natural dislike to appearing amid the
-cones of bis former triumphs and his
eventual ruin. The associations of such
11 spot would be too painful. It is six
vears since be opened that theatre with
high expectations of success, and during
this time he exerted every faculty to
-ustain the iiiKtitiition. At last ho bade
it farewell amid general ruin, and he does
not care lo revisit, it.
Barry Sullivan, as a star, receives 40
per cent, of tlic'house-snob, at least, is
the report -but it is probable that the
terms an- ovor-statod, in order to give
him eelat. He is a very clever actor,
buf will not achieve any grand success. !
The Irish do troll in comic performances,
and Barry Sullivan convinces .the
American popple that he is a tragedian,
he will be tito first pf bis countrymen
that has thine so. Davenport,, as a -tax.
of Shakspearian dignity, is worth $500 ?
week. First-class comedians arc rated at
from si-_>,-> to $250 a week. James Lewis
receives tho first-mentioned price, excepto
tinder extraordinary circumstances.
Prom this rate the salaries decline until
they leach S15 to $20 per week for stage
day a Vicksburg father, finding it ucees-, b
Bary lo reprove Iiis son, gently said: h
" Don't stuff victuals into your mouth P
that way, my son; ftoorgo Washington h
didn't cat aller that fashion." ja
Thc boy accepted the reproof without ;
comment, anti after pondering for awhile,
he remarked to himself:
"Andi don't believe (?eorge Wash
ington licked his boy for finding a bottle
of ..?.whisky in thc shed when bo wa
lmul big after a hor-c-shoo, either!" j tl
. .MAKING SKRMONS.-"'How ?lo you get h
ni? your sermons ?" asked someone of Mr.
Moody. Il ii reply was: "Fora number! o
of years 1 have 1 opt large envelopes p
marked, say, ?Blood, 'Ileavrn,' 'Faith,'; a
etc., and everything I hear or mool witbj
on any of these sn lyce ts I make a nott! oil
il, ami keep it in these envelopes. After J}!
soino time I have material enough in one h
of these envelopes for three or four scr-l'
mons. Benni,, sometimes speak of mell'
taking four or live months lo prepare :. ''
sermon; it takes me fondor live years.y J
.V . MAI.!. piece of calPa renn?, t funked j a
in milk and lied around thc linger, rejlt
newing occasionally, will euro any eascja
of felon, * ll
.rm: CM&3J1>KI:VN itt:ihTini:.
I i !. ck strike* seven iii 111? hull,
I ii.t few ul Hu- children's tiny,
i :.::! ells wich littlw pattering foul
1'niiii dance mu? SOUR niul livelong |ilnj :
'I heil day th:il in mir ? nier Unlit
I ?oats IIfie n silverday-moon while,
* Nor in mir darkn.-ss ?.?nks to rest.
Uni sets w ithin ti gulden west.
Ah, tender hearts that ??end tulriil
Ofadiihtren's kisses through Hie hoiisi .
A ml cil?n? .notes of sw'ict "guild night,"
Thu! : hough)*, of heaven and home arouse
Aiul :i soft stir to sense timi heart,
A . when tin-1? ?' timi hlojsnms purl :
.Ami litt!.- feel timi |?:ii 1er slower,
. !.;!.<. the last droppings of the shower.
And in lill* edilureii s rooms alofi
Wh it hlossnm shnptts tin gayly slip
"Their daisy shetilhs, ?cid rosv run
Kron: i i;' ; itu: hand and kissing li]-,
A miked sweelne.-s to llie.eye
litossom and hain: and hullerll)
In witeliing ono -i dear a sight !
An 11 stile)' o? lili- mid 1 i. * 1 . C. "
And ah, wini! Inyely witcheries ,
liest re w llie'tloori an empty sock,
Hy vanished dunce ami >>>n? ?oft loose '
As de.uMdnM throats; a tiny smock
Thal, sun', II|HHI -OHIO meadow grew.
And drank th" heaveri-swit'l rain*; a shoe
s'cn've larger I hun an a< oin cop:
I-rocks that sci in lion, ry mends cut up.
The lily-ilresl in angel white t
io mot lier's ktiro Ihev trooping ionic,
Tin- -oiupaliiis fold liku kissing ^hrll-,
And they ami wo go singing home
Thetr h righi heads I io wed ami worshipping,
As 11 mush some glory ?( thespring,
Sitno dtillodil Ilia) mocks the day,
Should told In's golden palms ami pray.
The gilles of Paradise swing wide
A uiomeiit's space in .-oft accord.
And those dread angela Life and Death,
A moment vail tho Haming sivnnl,
A- o'er this weary world fnrlflrn
I 'ri 'io l-?loii's'seefel henri*!* I??rne
i ha| lin aili of I'analise most mit.
Which mot loi- rall "theoliildron's prayer."
Ah. deep pathetic mystery ! '
l in' world's great woo iiucmiscioii* hiing,
A rain drop <m a hldssp'ln'.s lip: ?
W!iito*1niio<ei.<o that wno-our wiling,
And hm?divine that looks again,
t*ucou?rl?tis of llie gross ami pain.
I.I..1II sweel oliild-eyc--, amliu tliul . luid
Sad earl li and heaven recoin iled.
Tin ri kissed, on hills \w>lay I hem down,
A- fragraul whiie.ii*elo\ur'?l sod.
And ad tho lipper Moors grew hushed.
With i iiiMn nV sleep and dtuvs of timi,
And a- our stats their I lennis iu> hide,
Their stars of twilight opening wide,
Take up thc heavenly tale at even.
And li; ht II- on to (joii and heaven.
- M.,.-,"ill,>n's .Vcsriim
Stonewall .lacksoa al Wost LNiiut.
An old friend and comrade ol'Stonc
:tll Jackson writes ti? tin- K ?ch mond
'big: In .lune, IS12, A. I'. Hill,
ixtrf?c V.. PieUvit, P.. I). Fry, and thor
riler having passed otu- first week ut
ic military ??sidemy; were standing t<>
jthcr mi tili* -nulli sitie of thc south
irrneks :i( West l'oint, when :i cadet-]
rgeanl came hy us cmulneting a newly
.rived cadet to his (|ii:trtei's. ile ivas
?parently about twenty years <>!' age,]!1
c.; was weil grown; his ligure was jil
igulur and clumsy: his gail was a wk-1 ;
ard. Ile was elad in old-fashioned Vir- j H
?i:i homespun woolen cloth; he hbrc/V
.TOSS his shoulders a |?air ol'weat her
ained saddle-hags, and hi - hit' Was one L.
those heavyj low-crowned, broad-j
ri in moil Auu! hals usually worn in those
iv- hy over e?is, county constables,
?goners, eic Ifc tramped alone hy the!
-ie of the sergeant with an air ol'r?solu-j
on, and iii- stolid look added to the in-|
?xiblc determination ol' bis whole aspect,
?that one of us remarked, "That fel
>w has come herc to stay.'' Mis name
as Thomas .1. Jackson. j11
Ile h:al a rough lime in tl:e academy]
first, ?or ids want ol' previous training
laced lim ata disadvantage, and it was ^
I lie could v j m [las- Iiis li rsl examina-;'
on. We were studying algebra, and j J1
a'y.bc analytical geometry, thal winter,!
al Jackson was very low in hi- class] ?1
anding. All lights were put otu ut]
taps," hut just before the signal lie ri
Ollld pile up his grate with* anthracite:'
?al, and, lying prone before it on the
nor, woUld work away al his lessons hy!
ie glare ol' the lire, which scorched his i '
L'ry brain, lill a late hour in the night,
his evident determination lo succeed
ot, only aided his own ellbrts directly,
nt impressed his instructors in his favor,
id he rose steadily year hy year till we] j
sed to say. " If we had to stay her?.' an-'
her year 'old Jack' would bc at the j1
cad of thc class."
liv the fourth year he attained a put>?-,
on in lin- first section, hut his lower j I
andina; during the early years in thci1
?urse, and in drawing, French, and some js
her studies of a lighter and more orna-1
icntal character, brought his averager
.low the point to which he hail ai l nally '
taincd hy thc end of our course.
In the riding-hall I think his suffering)'
mst Jiave been great-bc luid a very;
mgli horse-and when the order came,,
t "cross Stirrups'' and "trot," ' old j
nek" swayed about anti struggled hard
i keep his horse. When wc hail ad-;
aneed to riding lil the heads, leaping the
:irs, etc., his equitation was truly fen i'
ll; but he persevered through thc most i
criions trials, and no man in the rilling-j
ouse would take more risks than li?,
ml certainly no one liad our good wishes i
ir success and Safety more than bc.
I In licve he went through the very;
ryiug ordeal of the lour years ?it Wist :
'nilli without ever having a hard word)
ra hard feeling for or a hard feeling
om any cadet or professor. And while
liere were many who seemed to surpass,
im in ?tho graces ol' intellect, in genial-1
y and in good fellowship, there was no I
ne of our ela-- who more absolutely!
osscsscd the respect and confidence of,
il iban he .li.l.
A vitSITOft lo Vaniii?t?r's stOck farm!
i Kentucky saw three pure-bred -hort
orn cows, worth on an uyarago two
hotisaud dollars, working in the yoke to]
ucveul Hie accumulation ol lal and;
niisi'iiuei.l i?'nvtincrS. i
?.? ;
'! . - ? i'i.'si i ve a lire, in tho grate ur fur
ace over night lucre '?.- nothing helter!
han moistened coal screenings; they
re hi tter (han ashes, and w ill not cause
Uti fornuitiou of clinker*,
Courtship ?i? Texas.
Mu sat on one sideof thc rooitLjh a bis.
white-oak rocking-chair; She on thc
other in a little, white-oak rocking-chair.
A long-eared deer-hound,snapping at the
Hies, was by his side: a basket of sewim*
by hers. Both rock incessantly, that is,
the young people,not the dog and basket.
He sighs heavily, and looks out the west
window at a crape myrtle tree; she sighs
lightly, and gazes oui the east window
at the turnip patch. At hist he remarks:
"This is mighty good weather to pick
cotton." *
'"Tis that, if w? only had atty lp
The rocking continues.
! [."'What's your dog's name?"
."Cooney.'' *
Another sigh-broken stillness.
"What is he good fur?"
"What i> who good fur?" said lie, ab
"Your dog, Cooney."
"Fur ketenin' possums."
Silence of half an hour.
"He looks like a deer dog."
: "Who looks like a ?leer dog?"
"He is; but he's kinder bellowsed an'
iretlin' old and slow now. An' he ain't
no 'count on a cold trail."
In the quiet ten minutes that ensued
die took two stitches in her quilt; it was
i gorgeous allah', that ti ll il t was, made hy ?*
die pattern ?ailed the "Rose ?if Sharon.''
.jlie is very particular about the nomeu
.la: ureof her quilts, and frequently walks
ifteen miles to get a new pattern, with a
real putty name."
"Your ma raisin' many duckings?"
" Forty^ddd."
Then more rocking, ami, somelmw, al
er awhile, the big rocking chair and the
itt le rocking chair were jammed side hy
'. Mow many has your ma got?"
" I low many what ?"
" Chickens."
" Nigh on to a hundred."
Hy this time th?' chairs are so close lo
;cther that rocking is impossible!
"The minks has ?iil all ours."
Then a long silence reigns. 1 At last he
" .Makin' quilts?"
"Yes," she replies, brightening up.
I've just finished a 'roarbi' eagul of
Irazeel,' a 'sitting sun,' ami ujiiasion's
ride.' Maye you ever saw the ^'yellow
use of The j?ar:irv?'" ' V
"No." ^
More silence; then he says:
" Do yeti love cabbages?"
.. I do that."
I*rest ntly his ham! is accidentally
laced on hers. She does not know it
t least iliu-s not seem to 'ne aware of it.
hen altera half hour spent in sighs,
ouching and clearing ?il throats, he sud- .
enly says:
". 1'.-?' a great mind to bite you."
" What you great a-miinl t" bile mr
"Kase yoy won't have me."
" Kase you ain't axed ute."
"Well, now. 1 ax you."
"Then. now. I has you."
Then Coom-y dreams he hears a sound
f ki.-ine.
The next ?lay the young man goes io
'igerville alter a marriage license. Wed
esday th?- following week. No canis.
Tm: H.\ti:v Hrst.vKr-s ix TIM; .SUTH.
-Mr. (leo. M. Williamson, in Phillip's
(linbern Farmer; calls attention to th?1
u-l that the south offers a rich field for
he dairyman, whether in milk, butter
T cheese, the price of all these products
icing always higher herc than at the
lorin, while it costs much less io pro
luce them. I Ie adds :
Any town of two thousand inhahi
ants will support a first-class milk
lairy, and the butter and cheese can
ilways be shipped to the liest markets at
i small Cost. . For a milk dairy, thc
Vvshirc w ill prove most profitable as the
inproved bree?ls, ami a dairy can be
tarted in this way at a small expense.
( dairying will pay. and pay ll big profit,
Hider ali disadvantages of long north
rn winters, high priced labor and great
ompetition, it ought certainly to prove
uoittable in the south, where there is
io competition whatever except ina few
celions. There is no business, however.
I'hich requires a closer attention to all
letails. We tried it a few years, and
peak from experience. Aside from thc
?rof'lt, il isa constant source ol' imprnvc
neni in the farm.
A N'.vn HA?. NA nt one. -1 >r. Preyer,
d'.lena, has been led to make experi
nents with those substances which are
build in thc tissues after severe inuseti
tir or nervous fatigue, lo see whet uer
hey do not possess narcotic properties.
Lactic acid, especially, has yielded tile
mist satisfactory results, anti lactate ol
oda is recommended lor use in many
'iisi's where morphia or chloral is now
irdcrcd. Front a large number of ox
icnmenls on animal.-, Mr. Preyer is
.trongly opposed lo the us;' of the la?
?tes of potash, magnesia or lime for nar
?otic purposes in the human subject.
L?clale of soda is not, however, always
o bc depended on for inducing sleep, its
'fleets being in individuals very diil'cr
.nt, both as regards thc time of the ou
sel of sleep ami as to its duration ami in
ensity. Mothers will be glad to learn
hat young and small animals arc more
'..?.My affected hy it than old and larsre
- Peter lb-id, of Bridge of Caley,
Blairgowrie, has sent four stamps lo thc
Kuglish mini to pay for coining for him
iwo pennies, otu- with two heads and our
with two tails. He adds" " N. II.
I; is fur tossing that I want them."
POULTRY may be bred in and in for
many years, and tho quality greatly im*
proved,' hv always selecting thc finest
fowl* to,, breed front?" This is a fact.

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