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THE VERMONT PIICBNIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1911.
Friday and Saturday
Nights, 5th and 6th
A SPLENDID VAUDEVILLE
Fine music with beautiful elec
4 Reels Moving Pictures
10c ADMITS TO ALL
NEXT WEEK EVERY NIGHT
King's Big Musical
Pretty Girls, Funny Comedians,
Elaborate Wardrobes, Hcautlful
Electrical Effects and lots of
pretty, catcliy,wlilstleable sours
for which King's Chorus isfam-
In justice to our patrons who
use the dance hall we feel com
pelled to devote the upper west
veranda for the use of dancers
exclusively on Tuesday, Thurs
day and Saturday nights. In
doing this we believe that we
are placing no unreasonable re
strictions on those who come
simply as spectators as the front
veranda, the entire lower pav
ilion floor and veranda are free
to all and the grand stand and
north veranda are for the use
of all who attend the stage at
tractions. For a dime a seat can be se
cured in the balcony which af
fords an ideal place for viewing
the dancers and listening to the
best dance music ever heard in
SATURDAY, 3 P. M.
As I am breaking up housekeeping I
will sell at public auction,
Thursday, August 10
at 1 o'clock p. m., at 18 Brook St., tho
.following personal property: Ash cham
ber suite, black walnut marble top suite,
2 spring beds, hair mattress, 2 other mat
tresses, goose feather bed, parlor set 8
pieces, lace curtains and fixtures for 4
windows, sash curtains, 2 portieres with
7 foot pole, extension table, 2 other
tables, mirrors, lot of chairs, 4 rocking
chairs, 2 8-day clocks, a lot of crockery,
china, glassware, tinware, pots, and ket
tles, 2 very old vases, 2 plate gas stove,
refrieerator, nearly new cook stove, near
ly new parlor stove, 4 nice carpets, lot of
stands, book case, lot of books, largo
number of rugs, 100 other things too nu
merous o mention.
MRS. A. J. STEARNS.
A. W. J. "Wllklns, Auctioneer.
In "West Dover, Aug. 1, a son to Leon
and Flora Shlpnee.
In Westminster, July 31, a son to Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbur Dawley.
In Grafton, July C, a son, Ernest Ed
ward, to Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens of
In Weathersflelcl Centre, July 30, a
daughter. Mary Wells, to Louis and Nel
He (Wells) Ahrens and granddaughter to
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wells of Brattle
In Keene, N. II., July 31, a son, Gordon
Sumner, to IS. W. anu iorcnce .uoa
In Cambridge. Mass., July 25, a daugh
ter to Milton Hayes and Elizabeth
(Brooks) Miller and granddaughter to
Mrs. Milton M. Miller of Brattleboro.
In North Warren. Pa.. July 31, Har-
land' T. Miller of Hartford, Conn., and
Miss Cora Sperry of North Warren, both
formerly of Brattleboro.
In Londonderry, July 24, Mrs,
In Grafton, July 20, Ernest Edward,
20 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
In Bellow.3 Falls, Aug. .3. Mrs. Har
riet A. Hlldreth, 91. '
In Morrlavllle, Vt, July 31, Dowsman
Strntton, C6, formerly of Northfleld, Maes.
In Hoosac Tunnel, Mas?', July 28,
Charles A. Clark, 78, brother of Mrs.
Luther Clark of Wilmington.
In Whitehall, N. Y July 20, William
Harvoy, 29, of West Dover.
5 Balls 45c
Prices quoted on full bales.
Also large assortment of
Mellen Hardware Co's.
MAIN STREET TORN UP..
Railroad Delng Re-oraded In Preparation
for Street Improvements State Com'
Karly Monday morning Arthur L.
Tripp, superintendent of tho Brattleboro
Street Itallwuj company, began work
ivlth a force of 18 men to prepare tho
track on Main street for the proposed
now surfaco that Iload., Commissioner D.
T. Perry has mado plans to lay. Tho
street railway company will lay new rails
' of heavier stock than has been used In
the past and also lay now ties. It will
bn necessary to lower tho tracks from
Beven to 18 Inches und It Is expected
that at least two months will elupse be
fore work on Main street fiom Klllot
street to n point opposite tho Baptist
church will be completed. Tho men re
moved tho crushed stono under the sur
face and this was carted away and will
bo usi-d again. The dirt removed from
between the rails was plied up beside tho
Tralllc along Main street has been
hampered by the work this week and
teams and automobiles have had to pro
ceed carefully In order to nvold ncpldents.
Many cars coming up Mnln street hill or
around tho corner of Elliot street at a
good rate have found It necessary to Atop
suddenly and then pick their way. Sov
crnls cars and teams hnvo hud narrow
escapes from hitting each other.
Mr. Tripp does not know dust how lone
tho work of laying tho new rails and
les will take as tho grade nt mescnt Is
not level. At the corner of Elliot street
the rails will be lowered seven Inches and
In front of tho Urooks Houso tho, present
giade probably will remain, whllo In front
of the town hall tho lalls will have to
bo lowered 18 inches.
Icsterday morning the workmen boirnn
to lay the now ties and passengers were
transferred fiom ear to car, walking be
tween the Urooks House and tho corner
of Elliot street. Mr. l'orrv Intends n
lay an asphalt pavement. The asnhalt
will be heated to 450 degrees and then
poured upon crushed stones until all tho
crevices between them nre filled and
they are covered with four- Iavnrs 'nf tlin
asphalt. Tho material will not make a
hard roadway, as laid In many cases on
boulevards, but will withstand much
wear from automobiles and teams.
une car that leaves Prosnect 1 Till nt
G.30 o'clock Jumped tho rails In front of
Crosby block Wcdnesdn V ovonlnir nnil
was delayed about 15 minutes.
"Miss Wilson, your obstruct sWvs
lack of thorough preparation."
i-roi. .Meyers tone was coldlv fnrmnl.
and tho dark eyes, lifted a moment from
tho neat pile of papers, had In them no
moro personal interest than If tho girl
before him had been ono of tlm c.ivn
dwellers of whom tho lesson treated.
At his rebuke warm color Hooded tho
girl's sensitlvo face, but fritted, as al-
as, uy nis coiuness, she answered with
provoking nonchalance: "It shows the
truth, Professor Meyer; I studied my
lesson at 4 in the morning after tho
So I should presume from reading
your paper, yet one would suppose that
to a college student college duties came
s tho Inhuman professor closed his
door he saw the girls cluster around
their Injured queen, heard the cooing
notes of sympathy, and saw the arms
thrown In girlish fashion about the slen
der llgure; and turned away with a
keener sense of his own Isolation.
He bent to correct a pile of abstracts.
but between his eyes and the dry his
torical analyses floated a llgure in misty
while. So she had drifted past his door
the evening before and one white bud
had fallen all unnoticed from the wreath
of her hair. Ho had closed his door
and bent resolutely over his Antiquities,
but there kept throbbing through his
brain the waltz music that ho knew was
echoing through tho university halls a
mile away, and he saw a boyish head
bent eagerly over tho bronze-brown
braids; the handsome student who
hung ever at the side of the collcgo
queen on those brief fore-glimpses of
Paradise the Friday night recentlons.
And the white bud In tho hall had call
ed to him through the locked door till
he rose with a shamed flush and picked
it up, all crushed and soiled, and laid
It In his desk amid uncorrected exer
cises and worn reference books.
Commencement day came and. passed,
and the girls, like a flock of butter
flies In their silk caps and gowns, had
been feted ana petted and praised. Twi
light had come and lights were begin
ning to shine in the collcgo halls.
From tho bright rooms Professor
Meyer stole out Into tho quiet of the
garden. There was dancing now in tho
large assembly hall; he could bo alone
under the quiet stars after thi strain
of tho long hours. He had seen 'Illca
this day In her brightness and beauty
lifted far, far beyond his reach, as
Dante, raising yearning eyes, saw Bea
trice throned far above him In tho roso
of heaven. How had he ever been so
Insane as to dream of seeking her love?
Numb and weary he stumbled on
along the darkening paths till he reach
ed tho little arbor where she had been
studying her Horace that evening, lie
would go In and rest on the little bench
she had used then. But as he entered a
figure, crouching on tho low seat, roso
with a startlod cry.
"Do not be frightened; It Is only I,
Professor Meyer," he called reassuringly
and had turned to withdraw when some
thing, whether voice or gesture he never
knew, revealed who It was sobbing thero
In (he darkness. AVlth two strides ho
was at her side.
"Is It you, Mlsa Wilson, out hero in
tho dew, with only this IHmsy silk over
your shoulders?" Lifting the silk in his
lingers as ho spoke, ho touched her soft,
loosened hair, and he trembled. "Go 'in
at once, child, out of tho dampness I
What are you doing here?"
"I am not going In!" tho old wilful
'Rica echoed through tho sobbing
breaths. "May not ono have a little cry
In peace when ono wants ono? Leave
mel I am safe."
In a moment the professor had slipped
oft his loose black silk gown and was
folding it about tho girl's head and
shouWers as she crouched there- sobbing.
But when his arms were once about
her, folding tho soft wrap close, he could
not unclasp them.
" 'Rica, my darling, how can I let you
go from me?"
All tho longing of tho weary months
found utterance In tho despairing cry,
and In tho moment of utter silence that
followed It seemed to the man that tho
very earth stood still that nothing in
the universe stirred save that frightened
pulso throbbing In the cheek beneath
Ills own. ' '
Then was he mad? for the girl lifted
her wet face and breathed a, trembling
question In hjs car; ' ' "
"Why need you let mo go?" New Or
Queer Causes of Telephone Trouble,
A telephone line in Bennington, re
cently was out of 'order. A plant Irian
started on tho trouble and In visiting
one station found tho houBowlfo using
tho receiver of her telephone for u darning-ball
to mend stockings over.
In a suburban exchange ono of the tiny
electric lights on tho switchboard In front
of an operator continued to burn and she
got no response on tho line. A test
Bhowed the trouble to be at tho home of
u subscriber. When an Inspector went
to the house he found that children had
stretched the green cord 10 feet long con
nected with tho telephone across a room
and wore using It ns a clothes line, Upon
it thoy had hung un assortment of doll's
wet wearing apparel for drying and had
short circuited tho line so that it could
not bo used,
Baptist Sunday School Picnic.
About 75 persons attended tho .annual
picnic of tho Baptist Sunday school
Tuesday In tho home of James It. Lo
llay. Teams wero provided for trans
portation. Dinner was served under tho
trees and was followed' by games, races
ond music. Tho rriccs Included 25-yard
dash 'for boys under six, won by Donnld
Allen; CQ-ynrd dash for boys from 0 to
12, won by Glon Carr; 50-yard dnsh for
girls 0 to 12, won by Eleanor Hlchard
son; 50-yard dash for girls 12 to IS, won
by Clara Taylor; free-for-all 100-yard
dash, for boys, won by Carroll Klngsley;
froo-for-all 50-yard dnsh for women, w6n
by Mrs. Payetto Miller; 23-yard cgg-ln-spoon
rnco for men, won by Emery Mil
ler; 23-yard cgg-ln-spoon rnco for wom
en, won by, Mrs. Harry H. I,oTlay; 23
yard egg-ln-spoon race for boys under
0, won by Donald Allen; 23-yard egg-ln-spoon
race for boys from 0 to 12, won
by Clarence Taylor; 25-yard egg-ln-spoon
raco for girls from li to 12, won by
Beatrice Carr; potato race for mothers,
won by Mrs. Earl Taylor; potato raco
for girls, Eleanor Richardson tied with
Gladys Harris; potato race for boys,
won by Verne Crosier; potato race for
little tots ,won by Sidney Abbott. Can
dy was provided for those who did not
receive a prize. Tho party broke up
about 5 o'clock after a very cnjoyablo
Tho Stcllman family wero all at Sun
set lako Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barney expect to go
tomorrow to Portland, Me.
Horse distemper Is prevalent, and some
of tho horses have been very sick.
Mrs. S. H. Sawyer has returned to E.
A. Knight's houso for a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. F, R. Mann went Monday
to Cambridge, Mass., for a 10 days out
ing. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barney and U. S.
Miller's family wero at Sunset lake Sun
day. Daniel Wilder of Putney visited his
(slster; .Mrs. W. L. Walker, the llrst of tho
Mrs. E. C. Dunklee Is 111 with erysip
elas, and Mrs. E. M. Whitney is caring
Rev. and Mrs. Hnnlson expect to spend
their vacation of several weeks at
Fayette .Miller recently bought a flno
horse In Randolph nnd a four-year-old
colt of Fred McClure.
Miss Sadie Winchester has returned
from a two weeks" vacation at Old Or
chard Beach, Maine.
Mrs. Edward Martin has returned from
a visit to her daughter, Mrs. F. H. Had
lock, in Plttsneld, Mass.
Gladys Stellman Is. taking a vacation
with friends of New London at Mason's
Island, Ixng Island Sound.
Rev. George F. Prentiss spoke Sunday
In a very Interesting and practical way
of God's sympathy for humanity.
Miss Bessie Cadwell and Morton Clark
left Saturday for New York after a visit
of two weeks at S. D. Holbrook's.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilder expect to
occupy soon the new cottage built by D.
T. Perry on the Meadow Brook road.
Miss Gertrude Parker of Springfield,
Mass., Is spending her vacation with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Parker.
Miss Gertrude Norcross and nephew,
Sumner Horton, have returned from their
outing at Block Island and Ocean Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Winter and son
are spending the week with Mr. Win
ter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Win
ter. L. M. Stellman returned to Syracuse,
N. Y the first of the week. Mrs. Stell
man will remain with per parents several
Orson Copeland of Halifax was In town
recently to visit 'his mother, Mrs, Soph
ronla Copeland, whose condition remains
Mrs, Carrie Gibson and son, who wero
guests at H. F. Weatherhead's several
weeks, have returned to their homo In
Canton, N. Y.
Mrs. E. Colwell and son left Sunday
for her home in Washington after a
visit of two weeks with her sister, Mrs.
S. D. Holbrook.
Supt. and Mrs. Wesley NIms and two
children of Warren, Mass., will spend
some' time with Mrs. Nims's parents, Dr.
and Mrs. C. ,S. Clark.
Mrs. A. F. Sanders, who had been
keeping house for her father, Edward
Martin, returned to her home In Spring
Held, Mass., Friday.
Miss Dalsle Miller, who has filled a
position In the public library of Walpole,
Mass., some time, came home Monday
for a month's vacation.
Mrs. G. E. Hlldreth of South Boston
is visiting her brothers, J. C. and W.
Renfrew. Mrs. R. E. Norrls of South
Boston also Is their guest.
Mrs. 11. E. Miller and son of Lynn are
expected next Monday to enjoy a month's
vacation In tho homo of Mrs. Miller's
mother, Mrs. F. S. Fisher.
Tho food sales which have been con-
ducted by the women of the Baptist
church have been so successful that they
will be continued a while longer.
Georgo Winter has bought Dr. Hun
ter's automobile houso and will move It
to his place on tho Marlboro road and
convert it Into a blacksmith shop.
Rev. James S. Clark returned tho first
of tho week to Ills field of labor In North
Bennington after having visited several
days with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. S.
Mrs. Leslie Knight roturncd Saturday
from Putney, whero she went to attend
the funeral of her sister, Mrs. H. G.
Everleth. Mrs. Anna Evans will remain
with her brother, Mr. Evorleth, for the
. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Stellman of Syra
cuse, N. Y., came Saturday to stay some
time with their parents. Mr. Stellman
has an advanced position In tho design
ing department of an extenslvo automo
Baptist church, Rev. E. S. Harrison
.pastor. Sunday morning service 10.30,
serrnon by Rev. Thomas Collins. Blblo
school at 12. Sunday evening servlco at
X30. Church prayer meeting Friday
evening at 7.30.
Dr. G, B. Hunter has moved from Mrs.
11. S. Miller's house Into tho new resi
dence ho Jias been building. Mrs. Miller
has rented tho tenement vacated by Dr.
Hunter to Mrs. L. 'H. Knapp, and tho
Knapp family expect to roovo Into it next
First Congregational church, Rev. E. J.
LowIh pastor. Sunday morning service
,10.30. Sermon ,by the pastor. Bible
school at 12. Evening servlco u.30, sub
ject, "lessons from groat lives"; leader,
C., 'R.i I'rentlss, Ruth Houghton. This
Will be a consecration meeting. Church
prayer meeting Tuesday evening at 7.30.
. Tho missionary meeting of tho wo
man's association was held Thursday
afternoon with Mrs. F, S. Fisher. Mrs.
R. P. Wheeler and Mrs.. M. A. Blgelow
had charge of the meeting, which Closes
tho missionary study of tho year on
"Western women in eastern lands,"
which has 'been very Interesting and
profitable. After tho meeting a social
hour was enjoyed, In which refreshments
Contact with a live wire caused the
death of George King, 10, In Brlstot Wed
nesday, Tho boy climbed it tree and pna
leg hit the wire, giving him an electrlo
shock which throw him to the ground,
His right leg was nearly severed, He
lived with ills grandfather, Georgo Or-cutt.
Some women nro good to look at, but
bad to bo tied to.
Girt ITOW M MJMilJPJSi
John Stewart is in Boston to stay a
Hazel Goft of Greenfield spent Tues
day In town.
, T. P. Nolan of Springfield, Mass., is
visiting In town.
Miss Viola Harris returned Friday af
ter a week's visit In Millers Falls.
Miss Lizzie Murray of Gardner Is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. D. S. Carey.
Miss Gladys Russell of Fair Haven Is
visiting at Georgo Martell's Indefinitely.
Mrs. G. C. Itoblnson of South Lon
donderry visited Mrs. G. H. Hall Wed
nesday. William McManus has returned from,
Putnam, Conn. Mrs. McManus will come
Miss Grace Miner returned yesterday
after a visit of a week in Athol and
Shelburne Falls. '
Mr. and Mrs. George Metcalf and two
children have gone to Sunset lake for nn
out'.ng of 10 days.
Miss Frances Martell returned yester
day after two months' visit at her home
In New Brunswick.
Amos Bowers went' yesterday to
Cleveland, Ohio, on business for the Es
tey Organ company.
Miss Mary Magulre and a friend of
Merlden, Conn., are visiting at Daniel
Shea's on Elliot street.
"Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McDonough of
New York came yesterday for a week's
visit at D. M. Brosnahan's.
Mrs. II. B. Haus and family returned
Wtdnesuay after two weeks spent at tho
Elmer cottage, SpofTord lake.
Miss Nellie Mack of Hartford, Conn.,
Is spending a tw'o weeks' vacation at
her home on Frost street.
Miss Mary Fitzpatrlck of Stafford,
Conn., camo yesterday to visit Miss
Dorothy Todd until Monday.
Miss Julia and Miss Olive Mllllngton of
Wilmington are guests of their sister,
Mrs. Ethel Mllllngton, a few days.
Horace French and Henry Slmonds
went yesterday to Westmoreland and
each picked 20 quarts of blueberries.
Ilr.gh llarwood of the Central Vermont
fuifcht ofllce force. Is unable to work on
accound of bloqd poisoning in one foot.
Miss Mamie Klug and Miss Josle
Brennan of Savannah, Ga., aro staying
two weeks with Miss Catherine Hartnett.
Mrs. James Grady and daughter,
Mary, left Tuesday night for St. Anno
de Beaupre, Quebec for a two weeks'
Miss Nelllo Toomey of New York
came yesterday to vjslt her cousin, Mrs.
Maurice Doyle of Elliot street, two
Miss Mary Doyle, who underwent an
operation on her neck last week In the
Farren hospital, Is making a good re
covery. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bogle were at
tho home of their son. Charles Bogle, In
White River Junction from Saturday to
Dr. W. J. Kalne of Montreal will
come tomorrow for a vacation at tho
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Miss Nelllo and Miss Mary Duggan re
turned today to their home in New Lon
don after a week's visit with Mrs. Jen
G. H. Hall of Clark street, who has
been 111 live .weeks with abscess of the
bone below tho right knee, has Improved
slightly, but Is not ablo to sit up.
Martin J. Austin of New York city,
formoily of Brattleboro, sailed Saturday
on the Mlnnewaska of the Atlantic
Transport line for a six weeks' tour of
Miss Bernlco Whitman' returned Sat
urday to Westmoreland after a three
weeks' visit ut N. N. Darling's. Mrs.
Darling accompanied her, returning
Mrs. J. P. Harper and son, Harold, of
Wilton, N. lit, returned to their homo
Mondf.y after a visit of two weeks with
Mri. M. O. Hodgklns and Mr. and Mrs.
Gtoigu L. Hodgklns.
Miss Nellie Sullivan fell Friday at the
Pavilion, where sho Is employed, and
broke two ribs. She stepped on a chair
to water some hanging plantB and tho
chair tipped. She was ablo to bo out
yesterday for tho llrst time.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stacey will move
Tuesday from 29 Clark Street to their
new home which they recently bought on
Chestnut street, Jerry Leuhey and fam
ily will move, from 27 Clark street to the
tenement vacated by the Staceys.
Allen Brackett. 9, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A, J, Brackett of Clarl street, whose
right eye was removed nt the Boston
eye und ear Infirmary 'V0 weeks ago,
lui's returned. The operation was suc
cessful and an 'artificial eye was in
serted. Mrs. Brackett, who stayed with
her son, returned, with h(m.
1 Honry Humlln of Boston Is staying a
few days at A. J. Brackett's. Mr. und
Mrs. Clarence Cllsbee und daughter,
Marlon, and son, Charles, of Boston
Bpent Sunday at Mr. .Urackott's. Mr,
Cllsbee and family nra visiting his sis
tor.' Mrs. Alice Richmond, in West Brat
tleboro. Thoy came in their automobile,
Company F Won Rifle Contest.
Tho rlllo team representing Company
F of Northfleld won tho state champion
Vhlp ut tluj state range In Northfleld
Wednesday by a score of 1148. Company
M f Burlington finished a close second
The noxt band concert of tho local se
rits will be given at the Home for tho
Aged August 13 at 5.51 p. m.
The Eternal Goodness.
O friends, with whom my feet havo trod
The quiet -aisles of prayer,
Glad witness to your zeal for God
Aqd love of men I bear.
,1 trace your lines of argument.
Your logic, linked and strong;
I weigh ns one who dreads dissent;
And fears a doubt as wrong.
But still my human hands nro weak
To hold your Iron creeds;
Against the words ye bid me speak
My heart whnln me pleads.
Who fathoms the Eternal Thought!
Who talks of scheme or plan?
The Lord Is God! Ho needeth not
The poor device of man.
I walk with bare, hushed feet tho
Yo tread with boldness shod;
I dare not fix with mete and bound
The love and power of God.
Ye pralso His Justice; even such
His pitying love I deem;
Yo seek a King; I fain would touch
Tho robe that hath no seam.
Yo see the curse which overbroods
A world of pain and loss;
I hear our Lord's beatitudes
And prayer upon the cross.
More than your schoolmen teach, within
Myself, alas, I know!
Too dark yo cannot paint the sin,
Too small the merit show.
I bow my forehead In the dust,
I veil mlno eyes for shame,
And urge with trembling self-distrust
A prayer without a claim.
I see tho wrong that round mo lies,
T fnol Mm triillf within
I hear with groan and travail cries
The world confess its sin.
Yet In the maddening maze of things,
And tossed by storm and flood,
To one fixed stake my spirit clings;
I know that God Is good.
Not mine to look where churublm
And seraphs may not see,
But nothing can be good In Him
Which evil Is In me.
Tho wrong that pains my soul below,
I dnro not throne nbove;
know not of His hate I know
His goodness and His love!
I dimly guess from blessings known,
Of greater out of sight;
And, with the chastening Psalmist, own
His Judgments, too, aro right.
I long for household voices gone,
For vanished smiles I long;
But God has led my dear ones on,
And He can do no wrong.
I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise.
Assured alone that lite and death
His mercy underlies.
And If my heart and flesh, are weak
To bear an untried pain,
The bruised reed Ho will not break,
But strengthen and sustain.
No offering of my own I have,
No works my faith to prove;
I can but give the gifts He gave,
And plead His love for love.
And so beside the Silent Sea,
I wait tho muffled oar;
No harm from Him can come to mo
On ocean or on shore.
I know not where His Islands lift
Their fronded palms In air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.
O brothers, If my faith Is vain,
If hopes llko these betray,
Pray for mo that my feet may gain
Tho sure and safer way.
And Thou, O Lord! by whom aro seen
Thy creatures as they bo,
Forgive me If too closo I lean
My human heart on Thee."
John Q. Whittlcr.
Helped Him to Recollect.
A colored preacher was vehemently
denouncing tho sins of his congregation
"Broddern and slstcrn, Ah warns yo'
against do heinous sin o' shnotln craps.
h charges yo against de black rascall
ity o' llftln' pullets. But, abovo all
else, breddern and slstcrn, Ah demon
lshcs yo' at dlsher season against do
crlmo o' melon stealln ."
A brother In a back seat mado an odd
sound with his lips, rose and snapped
his fingers. Then he sat down with an
"Whuffo, mah frlcn,' " said tho proach
or sternly, "docs yo' r'ar up nnd snap
yo' flngahs when Ah spenk o' melon
"Yo' Jes' reminds me, parson," the
man In the back seat answered meekly,
-wnar An. lef man knife," Phlladel
phla Public Ledger,
Sober Becond thought may not show
up until tho morning after.
Tell a girl she Is heautlfut and it will
bo no news to her If sho really Is.
Every woman Is a law unto her hus
Oh, liberty! How many aro unmarried
in my name.
Lovo und hato always remember; only
Whllo trying to drown his trouble
many a man caicnes at a straw,
Self praise Is almost as valuablo as
the other things you gp
THE OLD VERMONT BRIGADE.
en. McMahon's Famous Tribute He
Called It the Best Brigade In the Army
of the Potomac,
Wo reprint, bv renuest. tlm following
tribute to tho old First Vermont hrlir.
ude. It was llrst printed soon after the
closo of tho Civil wnr, and was entitled
"Tho First Vermont Brlgade-by ono
who did not belong to It, and who was
never in Vermont." Its authorship was
not known for somo time, but finally
was discovered and ncknowledcocl liv Its
author. This was General Martin T. Mc-
Mnnon, who was chief of staff of Hhe
sixth nrmy corps, under "Undo John"
Sedgwick, and had amplo opportunity
to see tho Vermonters In camp, on tho
march and In battle. Ho has been
United States marshal In New York,
United States minister to Paraguay, and
held other Important olllces. He Is now
Judgo of tho court of general sessions In
New York city, and he takes back noth
ing of his old high opinion of tho Ver
They wero honest farmers turned vac.
nbonds. They wero simple countrymen
cnangea into neroes. Tliey wero quiet
townsmen that had become rovers. They
stole ancient horses and bony cows on
tho march. They pillaged moderately in
other things. They swept tho dados and
stripped the orchards for miles where
they traveled. They chased rabbits
when they went into camp after long
marches, and thoy yelled llko wild In
dians when neighboring camps wero si
ent through fatigue. They wero 111
disciplined and familiar with their
olllcers. They swaggered In a cool, lm
pudent way, and looked down with a
patronizing Yankee coolness upon all
regiments that wero better drilled, and
unon that n.irt nf the nrmv crnnnr.illv
that did not belong to the Vermont'
brigade. They wero strangely proud, not
of themselves Individually, but of the
brigade collectively, for they knew per
fectly well they wero tho best fighters
n tho known world. They wero long of
limb and could outmarch tho army.
They wero Individually self-reliant and
skilful In tho uso of arms, and thoy
nonestly believed that tho Vermont brig
ado could not bo beaten by the combined
armies of the rebellion.
They were veterans In fighting qual
ities almost from their first skirmish.
This was at Lee's Mills. They crossed a
narrow dam under a hot fire, bade the
attack they were Instructed to make nnd
camo back, wading deep In tho water
with a steadiness that surprised the ar
my. They were an Incorrigible, Irreg
ular, noisy set of rascals. They were
much sworn at during their four years
of servlco, yet they were at all times a
pet brigade. Thero were but two things
they could do march and fight; and
these they did in a manner peculiarly
their own. They had a long, slow,
swinging stride on the march, which dis
tanced everything that followed them.
They had a quiet, attentive, earnest, In-
uiviuual way or lighting that made them
terrific In battle. Each man knew that
his neighbor In the ranks was not going
to run away, and he knew also, that he
himself Intended to remain where he
was. Accordingly none of the attention
of tho line was directed from the Im
portant duty of lotidlng or firing rapidly
nnd carefully. When moving Into ac
tion and while hotly engaged, they made
queer, quaint Jokes and enjoyed them
greatly. They crowed like cocks, they
ba-cd llko sheep, they neighed llko
horses, they bellowed like bulls, they
barked like dogs, and they counterfeited
with excellent effect tho indescribable
music of the mule. When, perchance,
they held a picket line In a forest, It
seemed ns If Noah's ark had gone to
In every engagement In which this
brigade took part It was complimented
for gallant conduct. Ono of the most re
markable of Its perfdrmances, however,
has never appeared In print, nor has It
been noticed In Its reports. After the
battle of Gettysburg, when Lee's army
was tn the vicinity of Hagarstown and
tho Antletam, tho Vermont brigade was
deployed as a skirmish lino covering a
front of nearly three miles. Tho enemy
were In force In front near Beaivcr
creek. The sixth crops was held In
readiness In rear of the skirmish line.
anticipating a general engagement. The
enemy had evidently determined to at
tack. At last his line of battle came
forward. The batteries opened at once
nnd the skirmishers delivered their fires.
Our troops wero on the alert and stood
watching for the skirmishers to come in,
and waiting to receive tho coming as
sault. -But tho skirmishers would not
come In and when the fire died away it
appeared that the Vermonters thus de
ployed as a skirmish line had actually
repulsed a full line of battle attacks.
Twlco afterward the enemy advanced to
carry tho position nnd were each time
driven back by this perverse skirmish
line, Tho Vermonters, it is true, were
strongly posted In the woods, and each
man fired from behind a tree. But then,
everybody knows that etiquette In such
matters Is for the skirmish line to come
In as soon as they are satisfied the
enemy means business. Thess simple
minded patriots from the Green Moun
tains, however, adopted a rulo of their
own on this occasion, and the enemy.
disgusted with this stupidity, retired
across Beaver creek.
When the Vermonters led the column
on a march their quick movements had
to bo regulated from corps or division
headquarters to avoid gaps In the col
umn as It followed them. If a rapid
forced march were required, It was u
common thing for Sedgwick to say with
a qu(pt smile, "Put the Vermonters at
the head of tho column today and keep
everything well closed up."
After tho riots In New York, when It
w;as found necessary to send troops to
tho city to provent recurrence of tho out
break, the Vermont brigade was espe
cially named by tho war department
for this duty. Within two hours from
receiving tho despatch tho command was
en route to the city. They occupied the
public squares here for sometime and
enjoyed themselves not wisely nor yet
virtuously and returned to the army
of tho Potomac sadly demoralized In all
but the two great essential qualities of
fighting and marching. It was a fortu
nato thing for tho New York mob that
It avoided conflict with New England
troops nt this time.
Upon the return of the brigade to tho
field they quietly held on their own rou
tlno of life and maintained to the closo
of tho war tho splendid reputation they
had won at tho very outset.
There Wero many regiments equal to
tho Vermont regiments In actual bat
tie, and somo that, like tho 5th New
York volunteers, not only equalled them
In lighting qualities but surpassed them
In drill, discipline and appearance on pa
rade As a brigade, however, they wero
undoubtedly tho best brigade In tho
army of the Potomac. For thoy not
only fought as well as It was posslblo
to light, but thoy could outmarch, with
utmost ease, any other organization of
tho army. It was tho intention of tho
writer only to refer to this brigade as
furnishing tho best typo of the American
soldier, but this .article has grown be
yond his Intended limit, we havo there
fore not space to examine Into tho cause
of this superiority. Two, however, may
bo briefly stated. First, that the rcgl'
ments from Vermont were brigaded to
gather. This rule, strange to say,
seemed to work well only In the small
er states like Vermont and New Jcrsev.
Second, tho fact that Vermont, during
tho first year of the war recruited for
the regiments and kept them full, Reg
imental and company olllcers, knowing
that their ranks would be filled up, dis
charged men freely and thus managed
to get rid of their weak and worthless
soldiers. For these reasons the Vor
monters wero good men. Thoy wero for
tunate. however. In having such com
manders as Gens, W, F. Smith and W.
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