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NAUGATUCK HEWS
German catholic . Building, Society
Elected Officers Iiast Night
' The German Catholic Budding so-,
tiety met last night and elected the'
following officers for the ensuing year:
President. Peter Hulstrung; vice-president,
William Statz; corresponding
secretary, Jean" Hulstrung; financial
secretary, Henry Hulstrung; treasurer,
William Klein; trustees U. Harlng, Jo
seph Dainder and William L. Klein.
The Misses Katie and Annie Hul
strung, daughters of I'e-ier Hulstrung,
on January 12 took the white veil at
the convent in Middletown.
The German Catholic society is to
, give a dance at Harugari hall on Feb
ruary 16th for the benefit of the build
ing fund.
The Y. M. C. I. will meet to-night.
All members are requested to be pres
ent, as business of importance is to be
transacted.
Court Minerva, I. O. F., will meet
to-night at S o'clock at Foresters' hall.
A small fire occurred at the Wind
sor restaurant yesterday afternoon.
The fire was caused by an overheated
stove, but it was extinguished before
any great damage was done.
The Naugatuek fire department will
meet to-night at S o'clock.
In the borough court tins morning
tarry Hayes was charged with intox
ication. He was arrested by Officer
Malone last night and taken to the po
lice station. On the way to the sta
tion he was very abusive. Judge
Hnngerford this morning suspended
sentence. James Adamson was also
arrested last night on the charge of
drunkenness, but he was allowed to go
last night on his promise to appear in
court this morning. Adamson failed
to appear this morning.
Patrick Burns has accepted a posi
tion in the pool room on Water street.
Mr and Mrs Thomas Clancy of Ot
tawa, Can, are visiting at the home
of Mr Clancy's parents on Coen street.
John Brannigan and wife returned
home from their wedding tour last
night. They will reside on High
street.
The following officers of the basket
ball league have been elected: Ex
ecutive -committee, A. H. Dayton. H.
P. McCarthy and J. J. Murphy; ref
erees and umpires, Dr T. F. Baxter,
Fred Ashmore. W. II. Watson. W. E.
Brown, .lohn Stapleton. Henry Batters,
Frank Wilson and Peter Foley; scorer.
Clayton Klein. The timekeepers will
be chosen from the executive commit
tee. Miss Cora Moore, who has been vis
iting in Torrington, has returned home.
James C. Hackett of Chicago was
in town yesterday calling on friends.
The answer of Kelly to Mayser's re
ply to his (Kelly's) challenge was pret
ty well discussed last night, and it is
thought by most of the people in Nau
gatuck that Mayser can throw Kelly
Tery easily.
Earl De Witt, of Winsted was in
town yesterday calling on friends.
The business men's basket ball team
of the Y. M. C. A. will go to Water
bury to-night to play the business
men's team of that place. The local
men are1 confident of winning and it Is
expected that a. large crowd will ac
company them to Waterbury to see the
. game.
CLARK AGAIN MADE SENATOR.
The Man Who OpposedMark Daly
Elected by Good Majority.
Helena, Mont, Jan 17. W. A. Clark
was yesterday elected United States
senator to succeed Thomas M. Carter.
Mr Clark In joint session received ."T
votes out of ya cast on the first bal
lot, and was declared elected. No
body was elected for the short term..
William A. Clark is the multi-millionaire
copper mine owner, whose politi
cal war with the late Marcus Daly of
Montana has been a subject of inter
est for years. Last year Clark suc
ceeded in being elected to the United
States senate despite the opposition of
the Daly faction. But he was not al
lowed to hold his seat . Charges of
wholesale bribery were made, and
u.fter a senate investigation, which
brought out a state of affairs hardly
equalled in any state in the I'nion. the
millionaire resigned before the senate
could take action. He again was ap
pointed by the acting governor, while
the governor was out of the state, but
never claimed a seat.
MALE BLACK DEER.
One That Will Bark and Bay Like a
Hound, Coming to This Country.
Washington. Jan 17. Adjutant-General
Corbin lias received word from
the commanding officer at Dapidan,
Mindanao, P. I., that he lias in his pos
session a male black deer of species
native to that island whose peculiar
ity it is to bark and bay like a hound.
Authority is requested for the trans
portation of the strange animal to the
United States with a view to its being
placed in the Zoological park at Wash
ington. The necessary authority will
be given, but it is not believed that
the deer will be able to survive the
long ocean journey from his home and
the great climatic changes.
TIMELY TOPICS
J. B. Mullings is agent for the Gard
ner & Vail laundry. Collars and
cuffs in good form when returned.
Unusual values in china, glassware
andfurniture at Cumin's to-morrow,
regular housekeepers' bargain day.
. Try a three-pound box of Cameo cod
only 25c a bos at the City Fish Mar
ket. Escallops 20c.
-. ..A Mallhtot is selling out' the bal
ance of his house wrappers at a low
price preparing for inventory.
To-morrow morning at 8:S0 a sale of
kersey and melton jackets and golf
capes will begin at Turnbull's.
Read the prices on sheetings, flan
' nels and apron ginghams at Conlon
Bros during the mark down sale.
A clean sweep sale at L pson, Single
ton & Co's. - .Everything will be
cleared tip for inventory. Hats at half
jjrice. - - . x . ' . 'v '; .
"The best we 'ever drank," is the
verdict of - those who had that 28c
. ooffee at. the Public Market. -Other
goods please equally as well.. ,
Reid & Hughes still call your at
tention to their linen sale., Pattern
,. cloths, three. yards long S3.
' A wall paper sale will begin Wed
nesday at F. W. Dains & Co., Paper
hung for 12 a roll. '."-
' . There Is a mark down sale of ladies
and misses' suits, cloaks, jackets and
skirts -at the New York Cloak Mfg
- Co's., -" ' , - -' ' , -The
Miller & Peck Co In selling
f'iwoI sweaters that are worth
I -fct 00ft - Bar fain day to-morrow,
-v. - '- a rieetion f iron bed steads
t in Cefcnectfcttt 1s seen
WATERTOWK JOTTINGS
East Side Fanner Lost Several Fancy
; " Fowl,
Skunks or chicken thieves are be
ginning to make their initial appear
ance A few nights ago one of our
East "side farmers lost several of his
fancy fowls. Others claim to have
lost chickens, but whether by skunks
or another kind of thief we do not
know. Andrew Voeoll would gladly
receive any information as to the thief
who stole forty of his fowls a short
time ago.
Poultry Show.
The first poultry show of the Nan
gatuck Valley Poultry association was
not a success financially.. The asso
ciation was under a big expense and
went in the hole for about $o0. That
the fair was successful as far as num
bers and exhibits are concerned goes
without saying, as some of the bests
birds in New England were exhibited.
The association has become disheart
ened, but will make another attempt
next year.
Obituary.
Tie funeral of the late Mrs McNeil
was held this afternoon at U o'clock.
The tioral offerings were many and
beautiful. Many mourners and rela
tives were present from all over tlie
state.
Notes. (
The mission at St John's church is
progressing in 1he most gratifying
manner. The church is crowded at
every service and the greatest interest
is manifested. The missionary fathers
are the Rev Peter McLean and the
Rev Edward Downes. of the Hartford
apostolate. Father Downes was Unit
ed States consul to Amsterdam during
President Cleveland's second adminis
tration. The mission will close on
Sunday evening.
Another of the assembly dances was
held at the town hall last evening. A
few out-of-town people were in attend
ance. John Purdy is on the sick list.
The Knights of Pythias will prob
ably hold a fair some time before the
winter is at an end.
A stray cow was seen wandering
along the main road to Waterbury late
last night. The cow was a Jersey.
Mrs .lohn Purdy, who received a bad
fall 1 lie other morning, is not able to
be about again.
John Dunuigan. who recently re
turned from a visit to Lowell. Mass,
will soon return to take a position as
draughtsman on the bidding for the
building of a church there.. Mr Duu
nigan was but above the bid of a
New York architect.
Many bad falls were in evidence
yesterday owing to the slippery condi
tion of the sidewalks.
The fire seen in the direction of
Woodbury on Monday morning proved
to be a barn about a mile from the
town of Woodbury. The lire lit up the
hills for miles around.
Installation of officers at the meet
ing of the Watertowu grange this even
ing. A French priest from Hartford will
be at St John's church on Saturday
for the benefit of the French Catho
lics. Edward BroueUe returned from
Piovidence last evening, where he had
been during the past few days look
ing after some muchiue work for the
Manviile Machine company.
OAKVILLE HAPPENINGS '
John Kennedy is said to have shod
and sharpened about li M horses so far
this week. How is that for slippery
weather?
Mrs Andrew Peet is entertaining
out-of-town guests.
At the polo game last night between
the Hanky Paukys and the Oakvilles,
the score was 3 to U in favor of the
Hanky Pankys.
The Red Cross ambulance passed
through this place this morning at 3
o'clock.
One" night recently a man came out
of Fitzpatrick's saloon and tried to
board the trolley, but fell under it.
A young man happened along in time
to save his life. The motorman assist
ed in taking him out. This young man
also saved two or three persons from
drowning.
STAMFORD PROFESSOR RESIGNS
Stamford University, Cal, Jan 17.
Professor David Spencer, assistant
professor of history, tendered hi.s
resignation late last evening. It was
immediately accepted. Professor
Spencer, who in-:: graduate of the
University of Wisconsin, was assist
ant professor of history at Harvard in
liS'Jl and instructor at the University
of Michigan afterwards.
NEGRO MINISTER DEAD.
Chicago, Jan 17. A special to the
Tribune from New Orleans says: The
Rev Hiram R. Revels of this city, died
suddenly while addressing his con
gregation from the pulpit. He was
formerly United States senator from
Mississippi and a leading negro poli
tician of the state.
"FLORIDA FAST MAIL."
By the Seaboard Air Line Railway,
"Florida and West India Short
Line" to Ihe Winter Resorts"
. of the South The Only
Line Operating Dajly
Trains to Florida.
" The "Florida Fast Mail." another of
the Seaboard Air Line railway's splen
didly equipped trains, leaves New York
daily at 12:10 a. m., "3rd street station,
Pennsylvania railroad, with Pullman
drawing room sleeping car and day
coaches to Raleigh, Southern Pines,
Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville,
where connections are made for St
Augustine, Tampa and all Florida
points. This train connects at New
York with train leaning Boston 7:00
p. m. Leaves Philadelphia 3-50 a. m.,
Baltimore 6:22 a. m., Washington 10:35
a. ni Richmond 2:40 p. m., arriving
Southern Pines 9:35 p. m.,. Columbia
1:4a a. m., Savannah 5:00 a. m., Jack
sonville 9:10 a. m.. St Augustine 11:10
n. in., Tampa 5:30 p. m. - Through
Pullman drawing room sleeper New
York to Jacksonville. Through vesti
buled passenger coaches and perfect
service.
For information .call on or write to
all Pennsylvania railroad offices, or
Seaboard Air Clue railway representa
tives at 300 Washington street, Bos
ton, Mass; 1206 and 371 Broadway,
New York; 30 South Third street, Phil
adelphia; 207 East German street Bal
timore; 1434 New York avenue, Wash
ington, or to B. E. L. Bunch, general
pttnenfei: sjent, Portspaoutht Va,
MAIL - FOB-- FARMERS.
Practical Aspects of the Rural Free
V ' Pelivery Systea ' ;V --.r
Statesmen from Every Section ot the
Country Proionsee It an l-Tn-qualified
Success In Every;
Respect.
Special Washington Letter.
THERE was recently held in the
national capital a very impor
tant meeting of about 50 gov
ernment officials. The daily news
papers have had nothing to say
about it because the gathering was
unpretentious, and the business men
attending the conference did not
herald their coming nor their going.
The meeting was held in the of
fices ot ihe rural free delivery sys
tern. General Superintendent Machen
POSTMASTER GENERAL SMITH.
had ordered all of the route inspec
tors and special agents of that sys
tem to assemble at the department
here on a- certain day. They came
from all sections' and promptly re
ported at the appointed time.
The general superintendent ad
dressed them for about two hours,
giving them clear and specific instruc
tions concerning their work and im
pressing upon them its vast impor
tance not merely to the individuals
benefited, but its immense importance
to the business interests of the entire
country. Those who desired to do so
were invited to ask questions; and,
in a few minutes, Superintendent
Machcn found himself fairly bombard
ed with inquiries.
xhe supervisors of the rural free
delivery system constitute a fine body
of active men, a majority of them
young men, and all of them mani
fested their interest in the work by
stating some of their experiences with
postmasters and rural letter carriers.
They were all anxious to receive in
structions for their guidance in par
ticular matters which had arisen
from their peculiar experiences in
their localities. It is exceedingly for
tunate for this new service that the
superintendent is a business man, fa
miliar with the work in hand, so that
he was readily able to take up the
various inquiries, one by one, and dis
pose of them without delay.
It had been the intention of the
superintendent to hold but one meet
ing for conference and instruction
but the officials were detained an
other day for a second meeting, which
proved to be as entertaining and in
structive as the hrst. Hie service
is new, the employes are new to the
work, and every one of them needed
the enlightenment which was gtven
in this informal manner. It would
have required hundreds, and may be
thousands, of letters to explain to
them their duties, and even then
thev could not have understood them
an well as they did after this con
ference. Fortunately, and merely by acci
dent, the correspondent of this pa
per happened to be there and learned
facts which will be valuable to some
readers, and probably interesting to
all. The postmasters', rural mail car
riers, their assistants and deputies
A. W. MACHEN".
(Superintendent Rural Free
Bureau.)
Delivery
should find these statements valuable.
All readers who would know their
rights in our country and demand
them should be interested in this
subject of rural free delivery.
One of the most important state
ments made by Superintendent
Machen was this: '.'I want to impress
upon yott gentlemen the fact that no
letter carrier who uses any form of
intoxicating liquor shall be retained
in this service.- In making your, in
spections you will bear this constant
ly in mind. I will expect' you to re
port every, mail carrier whom you
find to be a violator of this rule. The
ladies and gentlemen in our cities re
ceive Uieir mail from carriers who do
not drink liquor, and the ladies and
gentlemen along "the rural routes will
be likewise considered and respected."
. One of the inspectors reported that
he found many of the mail carriers
with ramshackle vehicles, with unbe
coming clothes, and with uncleanly,
untidy bodies; and that some of them
Makes the food more detitioas and wholesome
did not wtar the Radges ot tfle rural
free --delivery system. . The superin
tendent replied: , ''This service is new
and it is your duty to aid in bringing
it -to a state, of perfection, at least ap
proximating the system in our cities.
Some of these carriers are very poor,
and their pay is not large. But all
of them can wear clean clothes and
have clean faces. Moreover, every
carrier must wear the badge of his
office; and those carriers who do not
wear the badge will be succeeded by.
carriers who will do so, and cheer
fully comply with the rules and regu
lations. They should not be unfeel
ingly ordered, but kindly encouraged
to take a personal interest in their
work." ,
Congressman Loud, of California,
chairman of the committee on post
offices and post roads of the house
of representatives, says: "This rural
free delivers' S3'stem has come to
stay. The. citizen on the farm has
as much right to have his mail deliv
ered to him at his house, or near his
house, as the citizen who dwells in
a city. It is a grand system, and has
come none too soon. Wherever it has
been established the people are de
lighted with it and will not permit it
to be discontinued."
In reply to personal inquiry Super
intendent Machen said: "The prac
tical work of this new system is only
two years old. although the first ef
forts to establish it were made about
four years ago. Great credit is due
to Hon. Perry S. Heath, late first as
sistant postmaster general. He
worked very hard for the original de
velopment of the system, and it was
my pleasure to have been associated
in that work. I hope that the farm
ers will all understand that we are
doing our best to .extend the system
all over the country, and that they
will be patient with us, for it, is a
tremendous undertaking which taxes
all of our time and the best talents
that we can devote to it."
Congressman Hepburn, . of Iowa,
one of the. recognized veteran lead
ers in legislation, says: "Superin
tendent Machen is a modest fellow,
but he deserves a great deal of credit
for the work done, and doing. He was
superintendent of free delivery, having-
charge of all the city letter car
riers in the country. When this rural
free delivery work was begun lie was
placed in charge of it. He has done
this work in addition to hi-s regular
official duties, and has done it un
complainingly, cheerfully, and v.ith-
PERRY-S. HEATH.
(Originator of the Rural Free Delivery
System.)
out .one cent of additional compensa
tion. I think that, an official who
takes such an interest in the work
of this federal government ought to
have at least a "thank you' in recog
nition of his services." t
Senator Morgan, of Alabama, recog
nized as Hie grand old man and vet
eran statesman of the south, rank
ing in his section in national and in
ternational affairs as the lute Sen
ator Davis, of Minnesota, ranked in
the higher circles of statesmen, says:
'"I am growing too eld to hope
to live to see the lritition of
this work, but 1 am glad to
have,, lived long enough to see its
inception, and to note the worthy
efforts which have been made and
are being made. The men, women
and children who live on the farms
and plantations have never obtruded
their envy of the people in the cities.
They have waittd until the great
republic could be rich enough' and
prosperous enough to give thein the
pi-hileges which business necessities
compelled the government to give to
those 'who lived in town. I am sorry
that this service has been an addi
tional expense ..in its inception, but
that 5s- unavoidable. When, this sys
tem is completed the country people
will write more letters and enjoy
closer intimacy with their relatives
and f fiends: and then the income
will approximate the outlay. It is a
great mark of the advancement, of
our republic. Although I have sound
ed the gamut of li-fe and have heard
its wierd wails, as well as its grand
symphonies, I would yet be glad if
I might live to see the plain people
in the country ever,' -here receiving
and dispatching tlv mail at their
homes."
During the conference merit 'oned
above one of the special agents said:
"Mr. Superintendent, the mail car
riers are often hampered in their
work by the unfortunate condition of
the roads, and I do not think that
they should be held responsible foi
occasional , failures to make their
schedule time, uuder such conditions."
To this the superintendent replied:
' "I want reports concerning the con
'dition of the roads. I want the ad
dresses of the ODitnty supervisors in
all such cases. We have the coop
eration of the, department of agri
culture in . this matter,, and one of
the grand prospective results of this
service is to be gsod roads. There is
a bureau in the department of agri
culture devoted especially to good
roads throughout the countrj-."
V' SMITH D. PRY.
mm si .
NAXiV-js y'ENrx's of Kilkenny.
James Leeky and Kran Thomas
: - Buggy, 185(1. -
We promised after the decease of
Paris Anderson soon to return to the
subject of the coterie of young literary
Kilkenny men, for whom at the period
of our owh early boyhood their admir
ing fellow-townsmen looked hopefully
forward for a brilliant career In after
life, a . hope which there was every
reason to expect might be realized,
had not Providence ordained It that al
most all were cut off when entering
upon manhood, and none were destined
to reach the meridiau of life. We
have to-day selected from the unpub
lished poems of the late Rev James
Leeky one which cannot fail to enlist
the sympathies of our fellow citizens,
from its reference to another departed
young Kilkenny man, whose literary
abilities were more largely known and
generally appreciated by ithem Kvran
Thomas Bnjfgy..- These elegiac stanzas
were written by Leeky in the year
IN-J.'. on hearing of the early death
of the friend and companion of his
youth, and they fully prove how deep
was the affection which had existed
between them. Nothing could possi
bly have been more dissimilar than
the religious views or political senti
ments of those two youug men, but a
Community of poetical tastes and intel
lectual pursuits, had drawn them to
gether in boyhood, and when each had
launched his bark in the widelv diverg
ing directions, still the memory of
the pure pleasures thev experienced
together in the common pursuits of
their childhood was to them a joy for
ever and served to Hwn i,i,.
affection into the warmest fiiendshi'p
through life. Buggy became a politi-
" Profession, devoting i,is talents
and energies to the. newspaper press
He hrst became editor of the Kil
kenny Journal and subsequently of
a Belfast paper, and ti;el whilst con
ducting the latter publication, before
he had reached his twenty-third vear.
His hrst published literary attempts
owever. appeared in the columns of
thy Kilkenny Moderator. Thev consist
ed ot poetical effusions -wlii.-i. i,
tribtited .under the nom de plume of
xtel tLm- with the object of
of ThilT. Sae f tUe Io'al I'o'iticians
of the Repeal party, whom their over
weening self-sutflciency, took airs up
on themselves, which excited the
amusement and contempt of one who
possessed a. keen sense of the rki -t
tons wheresoever it manifested itself
w ITn f.tt:u'ks' wI-- were written
Wnl .1?"1!.111. ln, were.
t,,.." V, "'"-"-d .igamst the men and
the other hand," although 'intended for
the medical profession !.,.,. -
devotional turn, became imbued witft
the leelmg that a. religious vocation
proper calling. He entered
Innity college and was, in due course,
j.,tu a minister of the established
1':ut"1 principles were
count for and sustain them with ml.
miraiue -ability and rare argumenta
tive power. Three of hi.s early liter-
uy lncnds and companions Scott Ry
an and Bnggy, were Roman Catholics,
alv lib"1 Political
oui. mis circumstance never
....... iSmeS (liiterouce
in,
i.ecK s lee iTio-s!
toward
Jhrough life jle foliai.v cherished the
recollection -of their early intellectual
reunions and sighed for their compnn-
them.
i, mi. e ne- was removed from
.. iioiue oi nis youth, his lot bein
ast; anions uncongenial associates "
(Jl.mciug over the letters which he'
"- "in menus many of
which were at one time in my posses-
..is cerv aspiration seemed to
-oi :l return to the old haunts and
fnetuls of his bovhood in T-iii.
whose companionship he sadly missed
"lm l piuces. Where such intellect
ual endowments as they were gifted
. rareiy to be found. Iu
ioo.,, iiuwiig studied medicine here for
, . anon, nine at the dispensary, he went
u .ajuuiroui, as assistant to au apoth
ecary there. Anderson went to live iu
JJubhn the year after and wrote to
jiiui. lamenting me removal from old
associations and companionshius
his native home. In Lecky's reply,
" me ,tn ot August,
he observes: n am as badly, if not
vise on. in tins respect of cotiversa
tion, as you are. My darling- Tireu
I have not the benefit of interc hange of
seiiiuiienr Willi any."
From -Mauntrath Lockv went to a
.......v.... laiaunamunu 111 XteiTUSt lil
and took the opportunity of re
visiting Kilkenny on his way. Writ
ing an account ot that visit of Ander-
s. - i cannot ten you any-,
thing now about the Kilkenny literati;
all the fellows wo know are just the
same as ever. Joe Ryau smokes, fish
es and is fond of music; Tresham
plays cricket, fishes and nobs it; Bud
is a count: Buggy is in great repute
with his own party the other side
loads him with abuse. But I believe
he deserves all the praise lie gets, and
a little of the blame. Buggy has a
line head. Indicative of a solid and
powerful understanding, and of a
good moral sense: the former has re
ceived, much cultivation and exercise,
the latter has never had a genial clime
to nourish in. The classes of (the
academy, or the closets of Repeal
newspaper offices are not places like
ly to foster a pure and high-toned mor
ality, hut Buggy was naturally of a
strong moral seuse, and that it is not
nicer and keener is to be attributed to
the unfavorable circumstances In
which ;he hitherto has been placed. I
have strong hopes that ere loug he will
overcome these disadvantages and be
what nature intended a good man. I
entertain' a warm affection for him."
All those to whom the above extract
has reference the writer, the receiver
of the letter and those mentioned be
side Dr Scott, who was not mentioned,
as he was then in Dublin, studying for
his profession are no longer sojourn
ers in this vale of tears, although not
one" of . them, we believe, if he yet
survived, could have seen his fortieth
birthday anniversary. Buggy, Ryan,
Scott and Leeky, in turns, became vic
tims of that slow and lingering, but
fell destroyer, consumption. Tresham
was stricken down suddenly by dis
ease of the heart, the pestiferous ell
mate of an Indian station,, where he
was serving as a lieutenant In the ar
my, killed Budd. And Anderson,' the
last .remaining,, and once amongst the
most promising of. that school of lit
erary yoting men,, tlied,; as -we have
-lately -with, paln-and regret recorded,
amongst strangers and under peculiar
ly distressing, circumstances, in Amer
ica. However, our. object In writing
the foregoing extract was not 'to mor
alize on the shortness and uncertain
V'u,ts' noT against their princi
p.os ihe principles were his own
ami tr ii.,v, .... . . 1
entuusiasticallv
mil consistent I V lln-ia.l T ... ,
ty of life, although never was Jt more,
forcibly Illustrated, but! to' introduce
the stanzas written by' the Rev .Tames
Leeky on the death of his early friend,
by supplying Some-evidence of the pri
vate feeling which he. entertainedv for
him, as afforded by a "document never
intended by the . writer to meet the
public eye. The following is Lecky's
"Monody on the Death of Kyran T.
Buggy." -
For we were nursed on the self same
hill,
Fed the same flock by fountain,- shade
and rill. , .
. ' Lyeidas.
Ah, me, that I that power of song
possess'd
That power of saddest song that he
who told
Of Eden's wond'rous history did
hold.
When, mournfully at friendship's be
hest Tie wept for one he loved; then I
Not hopelessly, would try
To weave a lay that might be worthy
thee. .
Yet, though I ne'er attain
To sing so sweet a strain.
Not silent must my harp, though tune
less, be;
Who erst a kindly one,'
Would list to what I made of willing
melody.
Yea, manyj too, the things
That memory fondly, brings
Back to us on its dream wings
Of the, gold of happy hours, ,
The sunshine and the flowers, .'
Of that all stainless time '
Our merry boyhood's prime,
When we were one ere care
Bade us to search elsewhere
For what? For happiness? Alas, we
knew
Enough then of it sky of cloudless
blue, -
Of deep tranquility, of summer calm,
Breezy with blithe delight or rich with
balm,
Of deepest ignorance of all the pain
And all the griefs that in this world
reign.
Oh, sweet, yet sorrowful, the strain
To sing of these should be.
The joys I shared with thee
Like thee, they're gone forevermore
Like thee, they fled from us before
We knew of all the worth they werei
Ah! morning fair,
Without a quiet eve, or even a noon.
Why beautiful aud fade away so seon?
I he sweeter the hope we cherish,
That fate has doomed to perish.
Bright though the joy it give,
Is bitterest grief when it does cease to
live;
And so of thee, dear departed one, the
while
Thy check still glowed with boyhood's
smile,
Ere yet was writ upon thy open brow
The solemn thoughts of life, ere thou
Didst loose they bark from that Arcad
ian isle
Where thou didst dwell awhile;
High destiny we fondly marked for
thee,
High hopes, and more than hopes we
held
That a glorious voyage thine would be
Across life's troubled sea
Alas, too soon, too mournfully dis
pelled, So that our spirits own
'Twere better that such hopes were
never known.
Alas, what is this life of ours!
An ever-changing thing
A time of sunshine, clouds and show
ers We weep, or else vc Ting. '.
A few short days, a jew short hours
A winter after spring;
All that we love departs,
I'ntil our lonely hearts
Urow weary and grow careless till no
more
With fond spirit as before,
Seek they for aught to feed their love
withali,
Sad spectres in a ruined hall.
What ouce they loved they sorrow o'er
Oh, days of boyhood's prime,
Cloudless and laughter-laden time,
Fain fondly lingering here, as though
We listen'd to thy joyous flow
And felt again that genial glow
Of the bright day that o'er thee shone
Though all's for ever gone
I marvel, for the present seems
A coldly real thing
The past a laud of fairy dreams
Of -unpolluted spring.
Oh : for a tender music, such as might
Sing sweetly, sadly of this past de
light, And soothe; out hearts to quietness,
though all .
This gladness is beyond our heart's
re-call.
Friend of my boyish heart,
Departed oit thou art
Shrined -n the sweetest memory man
can hold.
The stainless gems, the uncorrupted
gold
Of young affection 'round thee twined.
Fro that the inmost heart was sign'd.
With aught of worldliness, and ere
It dream'd of the dark selfishness of
care
Even the virgin love
That, likt"the Spirit above,
Loves only for love's sake Ah, woe
. is me,
I never thought that mine such task
should be
To tell of all the chronicles I hold,
Or all the happiue&s we shared of old,
When I did fonAly register thy name
When both our young hearts' glatiuess
was the same
When sweet delight we 6ft together
took .'
Alone, in some green, embroidered
nook.
Talking of deathless song and death-
Irss name.
Fearing there was no room for us in
fame.
Communing of all the great and glori
ous things,
And, like young eaglets, ere they try
their wings,
Wondering and doubting as to wheth
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mensity. . -
AH beauty, all delight, all love,
joy, .
All goodness and all greatness did ot.
hearts employ,
Gathering up love from all createf
things, .
Alas, how memory brings -. . ' -;
How sweetly brings bacE all this paa
delight; .- ..
Fond, fond, the spirit clings
To these remembrances of beautiftl
and bright
Dawn, fitting the most glorious day,
But pass'd all unfilled away. -
O friend, the haunts of these unearthly
hours.
The grassy seats, the forest-hidden -bowers,
Our walks along the pleasant banks
of Norc,
Will know thee now no more;
And when a few years pass, what
heart will hold - -
So sweet a memory of thee as the
f ew
The one or two that with thee knew
So much of gladness in the tlays oS
old? -O
friend,-1 will not say that thou
Wilt alway freshly be -..-In
my heart's memory;
Ah, no, this darksome world will not
allow
Such holy feeling with us long to
dwell,
And be the passing moments ill or
well,
The overbearing present's wont to bow
Our weak hearts to its service; yet
as now, ' :"
A sorrow and a love my bosom fill,
Thinking of thee, departed one, so will
In future time full many a solemn
hour,
Torr from the world's distractedness
away,
Bring sweetly bae-k by magic lnem'ry'a
power
The past delight of many a happy day,
Happy for thy .dear friendship, happy,
too,
For that we dec-m'd then every hope
was true
Alas, that blissful time,
A season of Arcadian clime, . .
And thou, the warm of heart and high
of soul.
Both gone, forever gone. Oh, years-.
may roll
Yea, many years their stayless course
away.
And fringe my forehead with a wintry;
gray,
Yet, uuforgetful of the time .. -
When, like the tuneful chime v
Of many bells, our hearts rang out
their glee, ' ..
Oh, fond and sad will be my thoufit
of thee".
Leekey was visiting his famliy in
Kilkenny when he heard of Buggy's
death, and wrote the foregoing lament
for him. He also, at the same time,
made a lonely . pilgrimage to the se
cluded old church of St Michael, at
Dauiagb, where Buggy .would i have
been buried with his kindred had Iic-j
not died far from home in Belfast. , It
was one of their olden haunts, and
this melancholy visit suggested a
sounet and longer poem, named "A -Country
Churchyard," the publieatioi
of which we reserve for a future day
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and a milkmaid 'barely escaped with her .
life. The bull is now laid' up for re.
pairs and Mr. Anschutz is offering a re-"
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