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A dainty girl of Bunny skies,
Nature's fond imape,'fuU of grace;
With locks that frizzle In her eyes.
And eyes that wake np all her face.
A nose most pert and fit to turn
The sorriest vein to mirthful bliss;
A pair of roguish eyes that burn
Ever to glye back kiss for kiss.
Tie hand U wtlte, the footstep light.
And the arm rounded like a frond ;
The waist, most slender to the sight,
Is supple as a willow wand.
Vhence comes her lcTcltnesa and whee
Does It all go 1 None koo weth It ;
It Is most dulcet and most rare.
And full of charm and full of wit
A fruit It Is most luscious, and
One we love m?re than words can tell ;
' Not any lady In the lacd .v
Can drees so cheap and look so well.
It blossoms forth whan comes the spring
And scents the air like a sweet flower
At twenty It Is a gracious thing,
And grows In beauty hour by hour.
She has a form divinely made
To thrall the son! at passion's call ;
Her love throws all loves la the shade,
And Is less lasting than them all.
Her sole divinity Is chance;
Her breast a rose without a thorn,
She thinks of nothing else but dance
Each night until the morrow morn.
She never frets her life away ;
But If ehs suffer leve's alarms,
She kills herself yea, once a day, .
And dies In some one's arms.
She values neither praise nor blame ;
Is deaf to reason, has no care ;
The world on flame, she's e'er the same ;
A frail, fond creature light as air, t
AN EARLY DAT IN DEAD WOOD
The Alarming1 Features of Life In a
i Weatorn Mining Gamp.
A party of old-tirrcrs werejsitting in
a well-known resort last evening, says
the Denver Tribune-Republican, dis
cussing past ovonts and celebrated
characters of those days. The con
versation drifted oa various affairs
from the days of '49 in California to
the exciting events which occurred in
Nevada, Montana, Dakota, Wyoming
and Colorado. The camps which had
sprung from a small collection of tents
and cabins to prosperous cities, only
perhaps to be deserted at the end of
tho season, where spoken of in turn,
and tho personal reminiscences were
many. When tho Black Hills excite
ment was reached one of tho gentle
men spoke up as though that part of
the conversation was of particular in
terest to him, and he knew whereof he
"I tell you, boys, tho early days of
Dead wood wero hard to beat. I've
followed mining excitements for about
thirtv vears: been in all of 'em. in fact.
andJn all my experience I never run
across nothing like it."
The speaker was interrupted by gen
eral words of assent.
"The day that Wild Bill was killed
there was tho day of days. What an
excitement! On tho night before there
had been a killing at Gayvillo, near
by, and there was great excitement
about the lynching that was suro to
follow. The news being brought
to Deadwod wa3 the first excite
ment o! tho day. During the
forenoon a man was cruelly j butch
ered in the street, and this event was
followed, a few hoursj later, by Mc
Caull assassinating Wild Bill in a sa
loon. The population of the town was
wild when the news spread, and there
is no telling 'what would nave been
the result of tho day had not matters
been strangely turned. Citizens were
assembled in the street discussing the
Wild Bill affair, anl an old fellow,
standing on a carpenter's bench, was
harranguing .the crowd, when a man
on horseback came dashing down tho
street swinging something in his hands.
When tho mad horseman drew up, the
'something' wa3 found to be an In-,
dian's head, and it was bosng swung
ibout by tho heavy top-knot of hair.
Thcbaranguor stopped talking and the
crovrdsurroundod tho man on horse
back, head was reeking with
blood, andtho horseman's hands gory
looking. Ti??vfiHpw explained that in
a light just hawith tho Indians the
whites had been victorious, and this
was a trophy of 'ho battle. Well, a
victory over tho Indians was good news
for the people of Doadwood, and for a
time ho Wild Bill aud other excite
ments of tho day were lost sight of. A
crowd of men were soen going from
saloon to saloon, bearing the Indian's
head with them, celebrating the vic
tory, although it was a poor victory,
for more whites were killed than In
dians. ThG head was set upon tho bar
and tha men drank their liquor to
toasts to tho men who had slain tho
'ndians. Had this little incident not
occurred it is pretty safe to say that
tho man that shot Wild Bill would
have been visited by the vigilantes."
There was a good deal that has
never been told about tho killing of
Wild BilP," continued the speaker,
after a pause. "It was a cold-blooded
murder.and McCaull deserved a' lesson
from the vigilantes. Ho didn't even
know Bill, and killed him like "a ruf
fian. Bill bad ft passion for playing
seven-up' with pilgrims for the drinks
and lying to them about his exploits.
He could lie about as fast as a horse
could trot about some things. Well,
he was playing his favorite game one
afternoon in August Bill was killed
August 18, 1876, you know when Mc
Caull entered and shot him in tho back
of the head, the same ball also wound'
ing Captain Masscy, who was playing
with Bill, in the arm. Masscy, you
know, claimed a great reputation as a
fighter, but when the shot was fired he
took to his heels, and I guess never did
tosp running. Bill fell on his face,
dead on the instant. Tom Mulquecn,
now of Denver, was the first man to go
into the saloon af tor the shooting, hav
ing been on the sidewalk in front at
the time. He turned Bill over on his
back, but, finding him dead, ho turned
his attention to the murderer, who
drew his revolver down on Tom and
ordered him to keep away. Tom was
not armed at the time, but he wont and
got a rifle, and ho and another ' man
started out after tho murderer. They
expected McCaull would resist and they
went preparedt for a fizht. McCaull was
found on the street, and Tom got tho
drop on him with a rifle. Tho fellow
squealod like a pig under a gate and
asked that his life be spared. He was
taken in custody without trouble. He
was given a trial before a miners' jury
in Jack Langrisho's theater. He got off
by lying to tho miners, tolling them
that Bill had kiiled his brother in
Texas two yoars ago, and he had beon
hounding him over sinco. This excuse
seemed to satisfy tho miners and they
let him go. That was before there was
any government in Dead wood.
"After his release McCaull swore
vengeance on Tom Mulquecn, threat
ening to kill him on sight. This was
not pleasant to TonT, nd as a conso
quonco, when legar proceeding? were
begun against McCaull, Tom took the
lead in hunting down the murderer,
who had then left the country. Tom
followed his man on a hot trail for
weeks, and would have got him had
the officers not got him in Laramie
Cit ' just before Tom got there. Tom
had ooen deputized a deputy Unitod
States marshal, and his traveling com
panion in Wj'onrng when following
the murderer's trail was Deputy Sher
"McCaull was taken to Yankton,
found guilty and hanged. A lawyer
who was in Dead wood at the time of
tho murder, and who made a vow that
he would live to prosecute and bring
the murderer to j-istico. conducted the
prosecution and made his word good.
DeaJ wood never experienced such
a. day as August 18, 1876."'
Pon Picture of Senator Beck.
Washington Lc-tter in Cleveland
Leader: Senator Beck is as well post
ed on horses and their racing records
as any man in Kentucky. Ho knows
tho pedigreoof all tho noted bosses of
tho country better than he does his
genealogical tree. There is nothing
he likes so much as a good horse race,
and this is tho only thing that will
take him away from the Senate during
a session. lie always attonds the meet
ings of the Jockey club here, and is
generally one of the judges of the
races. Ho does not bet nor gamble to
to any extent, and his ventures a the
rases extend no further than a five-dollar
ticket in tho French mutual pool9
upon his favoriio. He is not a card
player, and though he can toll a num
ber of good poker stories, ho is by no
means addicted to tho ga$o. He
dresses very plainly, wears business
elotbes, a Derby hat, and is as Demo
cratic a9 any man in his party. He
lives here on Rhode Island avenuo and
spends moro time in hard work than
ho docs in going to dinners or social
entertainments. Senator Beck is juite
wealthy. He ha made his money in
law and in speculation in western land.-.
Ho came to Lexington, ivy., a boy
of eighteen, from Scotland, while
Henry Clay was yet a!ive. . Ho knew
Clay quite well and delights in
talking about him. Ho practised law
at Lexington in partnership with John
C. Breckonridcro, and ho was, before
he entered politics, one of tho most
noted and high-priced lawyers of the
state. Ho ha practicallv dropped the
law since ho came to Washington; at
least you will not seo him addressing
tho Supremo Court whijo the Senate is
in session, as some of his brother
Senators are wont to do. Scotch-like,
Btck saved money during his practice,
and after tho manner of ihis people ho
invested it. Ho bought lands near
Puluth. which greatly ircreased in
value, axd when he married ho took
unto himself a woman rich in an old
family name and in property as woll.
Mrs. Beck 13 the great-grandniece or
Gen. Washington, and I think she is
the nearest Jiving descendant oi the
President. Senator Back s son, Ueorge,
is the only male direct descendant of
Washington now alive. A portion or
the property which Mfs.. Beck brought
into tho family was sofao coal lauds
near Pittsburg, which, Ijnm told, were
surveyed by Washington, and had
been kept in tho Washington family up
to this tim. i;ck sold these sonio
ago for $60,000 or 73,000, and he used
this money and his own earnings so
wisely that, a leading Kentuckian tells
ni3 to night, ho is a millionaire.
The memorial setting forth tLe
claims of Dakota to admiS3;on jnto tho
Union is published, and win De urged
upon Congress during the q.sont session.
ST, HELENS, COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY
LEGENDS OP THE SEA,
Stories .Told by Superstitious
Sailors About Ghostly Ships and
From the Rehoboth Herald: There
is nothing a genuine sailor more firm
ly believes in than haunted ships.
Every sailor who has been long at sea
has a story to tell of ships that ho has
been in when ghostly and unnatural
things took place. An English bark
recently came into Pernambuco and
was immediately deserted by her en
tire crow. They declared that on tho
previous voyago, while a portion - of
the crew wero on tho upper foretop
sail yard one night handling the sril,
the halyards wore let go by tho mate
and overy man on the yard shaken off
into tho sea. They said that every
time they went on that yard at night
to lake in sail on tho voyago oat to
Pernambuco ghostly sailors worked
alongside of them. No threats or
promises of extra pay could make tho
crew stay by the ship, and the story
spreading abroad it was a long time
before the vessel got another crew.
There is a story told by sailors of a
haunted ship which used to eail out o
Liverpool. Tho last voyago. she rr.cde
as an ordinary ship with no ghostly
accompaniment she had a snporcargb
who was a violinist. He used to take
his violin and go up into the main
cross-trees, where he would sit and
play, his favorite tuno being "Tho
Girl I Left Behind Me." Oa tho voy
age tho supercargo became insane and
jumped overboard. Ever after that oc
currence on stormy nights, when wind
and waves wero high and tho ship
groaned and creaked as she strugpled
through the waves, the sailors, floun
dering about on tho dark slippery
decks, heard above tho howling of the
tempest the sound of a violin plaving
The Girl I Left Behind Me" in the
Not many years ago there died in a
little Capo Cod town a retired sea cap
tain. Onco when ho followed the sea
he came across a sinking bark off Cape
San Roque. A gale was blowing at
the time and a heavy sea was running.
Added to this night was coming on.
and though tho poor wretches begged
frantically to bo taken off the captain
sailed away and left them to their f ato.
The memory of the doomed crew of
tho sinking b-ik, strctchmg their
hands out appealingly and:, watching
his ship sail away with . despairing
eyes and ghastly faces, lingered with
tno heartless captain all the rest of his
life, and in his declining days he fre
quently complained that the crew of
the bark were haunting him, and said
that some day tho vessel itself would
sail into harbor and take him away.
One stormy winter afternoon' the old
man lay on his bed dying. Just as the
ebb tale began to run ho sprang uo
and shouted: "Don't! don't! I'll
stand by till morning. I'll take vou
all off!" and foil back dead. The
watchers by his bedside said aftorward
that through tho window which over
looked tho bay they saw a bark come
sailing into the harbor at that moment
and then vanished before their eyes.
Tho Doom, of Human Hair.
Now York World: A startling pre
diction comes from tho Ninteenth Cen
tury club. Dr. William A. Hammond
advances tho opinion that in about
1,000 yoar3, which will carry us to the
year of our Lord 2835-86, all mankind
will bo bald. Unless tho generation
living in that age should choose to
counterfeit their ancestors of the pres
ont day by wearing wigs, only smooth
ly polished heads, destitute of capil
lary covering, will bo visible from the
family circles of tho theatres or tho
galleries of churches.
Dr.. Hammond does not undertake
to predict to what men and women of
that distant era will resort to supply
this deficiency of hair, or whether they
will regard it a3 a deficiency at all.
Ho only makes a proposition based on
his observation of tho steady increase
of baldness, without oven expressing
an opinion whether tho decline of hair
will be.a blemish or an ornamentation.
Perhaps tho esteemed doctoris inclined
to regard it as the latter, sinco his own
head emulatos the days of 2885, ex
cept as to a light filamentous fiingo
which borders the base of the skull.
It is difficult to conjecture to what
this universal baldness may lead. If
tho present fashion should prevail in
those days, it is not improbable that
the ladies may employ distinguished
artist to paint "Mikado" figures, birds
of bright plumage or indoacribablo
animals on thoir heads, and enterpris
ing men of business may use tho
smooth space for advertising par
poses. If ladies decide upon wearing
wigs tho business of tho hair-dresser
and tho ladies maid will bo consider
If Dr. Hammond is correct in his
prediction, it is certain that tho terma-
gent wife of 2885 will not bo ablo to
take as firm a hold upon her husband
as tho wife of tho prosent time. It
may also bo questioned whether tho
politicians of that date will bo any
moro barefaced than thoso of 1885,
even if thoy should be mors bare
headed. Thn nnnnlar7 verdict la trpnnrallv flirt rlal.f
cne; and concernlojj Dr. Bull'a (ibu;h Syrup
the people bava long sluce dec Med that it la
the best cougn reincuy ever introduced.
A company to build a f loo,ooo crematory
has been formed In Chfcio.
If all so-called remedies have failed Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Remedy curee.
VISION3 OF YOUNG GIRLS.
Remarkable Outbreak of Rellffioiis
Enthusiasm in the Bahamas.
Rev. P. B. Mathews writes from San
Salvador, Bahamas, to the London
Times that a remarkable outbreak of
religious enthusiasm or halucination
occurrod.on tho island a few months
ago. it was reported that a young
girl had seen visions and was under
some influence not belonging to this
world. Her excitement soon com
municated Itself to others, and in the
course of a fow weeks some twenty
young girls wore affected. They then
organized religious meetings, and
much excitement was caused.
I went onco to see what took place
at thoso meetings. About fifty people
sat round In a room singing, clapping
hands and stamping the feet, keeping
timotoa kind of monotonic chant.
The girls who saw visions were stand
ing in tho center, sometimes walking
up and down. They had a vacant
kind of staro. Gradually the singing
quickened, until at last it camo fast
and furious. Then the girls would
danco, shout and bark like dogs.
After twonty minutes of this they
would fall down with a shriek. Thoir
struggles, cries and foaming at the
mouth were dreadful to seo, and in
many cases it took four or five men to
hold them still. After the fit was over
they would lie exhausted for about an
hour; then, when they came to, they
gave very detailed accounts of the
visions they had seen. A great deal of
these visions was, of course, nonsense,
but ono thing was remarkable thoy
spoko of people doing thirers many
miles away from the place. Upon in
quiry it was found that in some cases
that what they had seen corresponded
exactly with tho events.
One most remarkable feature in this
outbreak was that it was not confined
to ono spot. Almost simultaneously
iu every settlement on the island (the
island is forty-five miles long and
twelve broad in places) similar out
breaks occurred. Girls living at dis
tances of five or ton miles from the
scene of the "shouting meetings," as
they were called, would bo seized.
Being seized with a kind of fronzy,
thoy would run, as if by inspiration, to
tho spot where the rest were assembled,
no matter how far.
Most of those attacked with
the fits were people who bo
longed to the Baptist society.
Consequently their visions were not of
tho Madonna, but of the uist'nctivo
predestination doctrine of their sect.
Very glowing accounts wero given of
the various puuishments and tortures
reserved for tho wicked in hell, and
they wero most liberal in dispensing
those punishments among their friends.
Up and down the island about 400 or
500 poople were seized, and it was at
first thought it was a kind of epidemic
of hysteria. In a few cases girls of
highly respectable character wore
seized, and, although they did not see
visions, yet for weeks thoy would have
fits daily, and such was their super
human strength that I have seen a
young girl of 16 struggle out of tho
grasp of four strong men. The out
break lasted from January to July.and
at ono timo it was feared that it would
lead to serious consequences, for all
tt6 people who gave credence to tho
visions neglected work and abandoned
themselves to holding meetings day
and night for singing, shouting, bark
ing and listening to accounts of the
In tho daytime, especially on Sun
days, they had processions with ban
ners., This led to some bad feeling,
and in a fow cases tho law had to be
appealed to in tho interests of peace.
It was a singular thing that, although
they organized themselves into a sect,
and all who disbalioved in tho visions
wero "heretics," yet they showed the
utmost courtesy and good will toward
the church, but toward thoir own par
ticular denomination and the various
other sects thoy displayed great ani
mosity. Tho excitement has died out
now, and they havo ceased to exist as
The Balance of Trade.
From a .Now York Dispatch: Tho
year just ended has not been as satis
factory in the way cf exports as was
that which immediately preceded it.
Tho exportation of domestic merchan
dise durirg the year amounted to a
very littlo over $650,000,000 in value,
a falling off of nearly $50,000,000, as
compared with last year.- Tho coun
try seems to have understood the situ
ation, however, for it immediately re
duced in about tho same proportion its
purchases abroad, for tho importations
fell off nearly $75,000,000, being in the
year only $580,000,000. The importa
tions happily continuo a littlo loss than
tho exportatiens, a balance of about
$75,000,000 being in our favor. ' Y.et
of tho $580,000,000 sent abroad duriug
the year it would seem as though near
ly one-half ought to have been kept at
home. It seems unfortunate, for in
stanco, that with tho facilities for
wool-growing and manufacturing that
wo have, that we should have sent
$50,000,000 out of tho country for wool
manufactured and unmanufactured
Oar sugar bill for the year was 85,000,-
000, while thojeountry really ought to
bo producing overy pound of sugar
that its people need. It ia claimed by
all manufacturers that as good a qual
ity of iron and steel can bo manufac
tured in this country as" any whore, and
yet our importations of manufactured
iron and stoel for the year were over
thirty millions. There aro cotton
mills all over the South, just alongside
the cotton fields, eo to speak, and
many of them scattered through the
experienced North, yet in spite of tho
fact that we grow the cotton for the
worid, so to 9peak, and have tho great
mills for its manufactuf 0, rar importa
tions of cotton goods during the year
were twenty-five millions.
It is interesting to noto where our
exports wont, in order that wo may
know who are our customers abroad.
Take wheat and flour for instance.
The exportation of these two articles
to Great Britain alone were $22,000,
000, while to all tho rest of Europe the
total was not $1,000,000. Of tho $35,
000,000 worth of cotton exported,
about one-half went to Groat Britain
and the remainder was scattered over
the world! Of the $20,000,000 worth
of hog product sent abroad, about
throe-fourths went to Great Britain.
The Silver Standard Not Dishonest
From tho St. Louis Republican: All
debts aro payable in dollars and the
first dollar known to tho American
people was tho silver coin of that
name. It contained 371 grains of
pure silver when it was first coined in
1785; and it contains tho samo amount
now no more, no less. And there
has not been an hour since 1785, one
hundred yoars ago, when these silver
dollars were not a full legal tender for
all obligations. Indeed, it could not
have beon otherwise; for from 1785 to
1819, a period of sixty-four years, sil
ver dollars wore the only dollars
existonce. There is not
banker or bondholder in Now York
or anywhere else who over saw a gold
dollar until 1819, and there are prob
ably 30,000,000 of the people of this
country who nevor saw one at any
And yet the poople are told that they
aro dishonest if they insist on paying
the "onormous aggregate of debts
they owe to the east" in these origi
nal standard and lawfulsilver coins.
They would violate any moral
obligation. But the creditors do
not like silver. Gold is worth
20 per cent, moro, and, of course,
they would rather have it and be-
cause the west and south, the debtor
regions, claim their lawful option,
they are charged with seeking to de
fraud the creditor class of one-fifth
their honest dues.
In point of fact, the case is just the
reverse. The silver dollar i3 tho real
par, and gold is 20 per cent, premium,
because it has become comparatively
scarce and when the creditor class
demand gold for the $6,000,000,000
aggregate indebtedness of the country,
thoy aro simply demanding 20 per
cent., or $1,200,000,000 moro than
they are justly entitled to.
It is true, as the Bulletin asserts,
that "the bulk of these obligations
were incurred whon tho currency
was on a . parity with gold." js.ii
the' national debt, ninotcen-twentioths
the state, cbijnty and city debts of
the west and south, and threo-fourths
the railroad debts, were incurred
whon the currency (greenbacks and
national bank notes) were 10 to 30 per
cent, below tho value of gold and sil
ver, too. By tho resumption of specie
payntents in 1879, and the consequent
appreciation of currency to tho par of
silver, these dobts were increased 10 to
30 per cent., and as if this wero not
enough to satisfy the creditor classes.
they now demand -another increase of
20 per cent, by having their claims
paid in gold and actually threaton a
disruption of the Union if thoir exac
tions are not submitted to.
THE WAY TO 81KG.
The birds must know. Who wlee'y 6lngs
Will Blnjf, aa they.
The common air has generous wings;
8oDgs make their way.
No messenger to run before,
Devlfllnc plan; .'
No mention of that place, or Lour,'
To arty man.
No waiting till some sound betrays
A llstealnc ear;
No different voice no new. delays
If steps draw near.
"What bird is that? The song Is good."
And eaper eyes
Go peeping through the dusky wood
In glad surprise.
Then, late at night, when by Lis Cre
The traveler sits,
Watching the flimes go t Tighter, higher,
The sweet song 11 Its
By snatches through his weary brain,
To help him rest.
When next he goes that road again,
An empty nest
On leafless boughs will make him sigh:
"Ah me ! last spring,
Just here I heard, la passing by.
That rare bird elng."
But while he 6lghs, rememberlrg
How sweet the song,
The little bird, on tireless wing,
Is borne along
In other air; a id other men ,
With weary feet,
Oc other roads, the simple strain
Are rinding sweet.
The birds must know. Who wisely slrgs
Will sing as they;
The common air has generous wings;
Songs make their way.
. In New York City within the last twenty
years there haye been thirty-nine deaths from
London special: It transpired at a
lato hour to-night that Mr. Gladstone's
consultatfons with leading colleagues
have resulted in an agreement ' on the
general features of the Irish measure.
Mr. Gladstone's bill as finally drafted
will run largely on the lines of tho
state Legislatures of America. It gives
Ireland a real, not a phantom, National
assembly. There will bo a real minis
try, with absolute control over public
offices, public revenues and public ser
vice. Tho legislature will be invested
with tho law-making authority. Ire
land will have her own elections and
elect her own Legislature, which will
pass its own laws, run its own revenue
and spend its own ruonoy. Ihe im
perial functions will be similar to
those of tho Federal Congress namely,
control over army navy, external re
lations, customs and internal revenue.
The question of Irish representation in
tho imperial Parliament is undecided,
bv t Mr. Gladstone is stated to bo in
favor of local and federal representa
tion, as in America. He does not share
Mr. T. P. O'Connor's apprehensions of
Iribh difficulties in tho imperial Pari a-
ment. He looks with confidence to
tho restraining influenco of parties in
tho Irish national Assembly to safely
guard national and imperial interests.
The bill provides for a redistribution
of Irish heats. It will bo soan that Mr.
Parnell's Grattan parliament scheme
and Mr. T. P. O'Connor's colonial plan
aro alike rejected in favor of a modifi
cation of the American Legislative
system adapted to geographical and
ethnological conditions. Tho Dublin
castle bureaucracy is to be swept away
and leave no trace. One part of U -
Connor's colonial plan .is likely to be
adopted namely, tho appointment of
They Make Good Mothers.
Paris Letter: Tho queons of tho
demi-mondo aro almost invariably good
mothers. Their daughters are edu
cated in fashionable schools, reared in
fashionable convents, and brought up
far from every sight or sound of vice.
When a handsome dowry is forth
coming, thoy often leave tho school
room for tho altar. . If a brilliant mar
riage is arranged, the mcther usually
bids farewell forever to her child. In
many cases the poor girl has not an
idea of who and what her mother really
is till after she leaves school. A pecu-
iarly trying case took place in this
city some years ago. A woman who
had been afamous demi-mondaine
1 A. 1. Z?' M 1- .1
an onormous fortune, married her
only child, a daughter, to a Belgian
count, bostowing upon hor a dowry of
5800,000. She altered and partly re
built her hotel, arranging the upper
fioor for tho accomodation of the new
ly-married couple. But tho day 'after
the wedding, the count exacted from
his bride a promise that she'' would
never see her mother more. The pair
left Paris for Belgium. and from that
hour the mother has been wholly ig
nored by tho daughter, who does not
oven .answer her letters. A terrible
retribution yet who can say that it is
wholly undeserved? The truo tragedy
of the rolations between such a mother
and her daughter has still to bo writ
ten. The French sentimentalities re
garding "ma mere" still clog tho pen
ot the dramatist when treating this
theme. Whon will tho stern, strong
writer arise to toll for us tho story of a
girl so situated and to whom tho bo
stowal of existence has only proved a
curse? It is a terrible theme, and de
mands forciblo and pitiless treatment.
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Philadelphia News: "What a name
that young man has," caid a clergy
man yesterday to a News-gatherer as
tho person indicated left his presence.
"What is it?"
K P. Baxter, ho writes it. Nothing
remarkablo about that, but what an
amount of foolish patriotism is con
cealed in thoso initials. Tho young
man was born on Jan. 3, 1863, and his
parents named him Emancipation Pro
clamation Baxter in henor of tho occa
"That's pretty bed."
"Yes. but thero are sme parents
with cranky ideas on tho subject of
naming children. Oao boy I christen
ed Perseverance Jones. I endeavored
to dissuado the father, but ho said the
child's mother was called Patience,
and ho saw no reason why tho boy
should not be called Perseverance, be-
causo the two always went together.
Within a fow paces of tho grave of
Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, in
tho old comotery at Fifth and Arch
streets, thero is a headstone bearing
tho inscription. 'Sacred to the memory
of S. L. U. Lloyd.' If tho owner of
that namo were livmjr now his friends
would probably call him 'Ccluloid.' I
had a colored man namAl Alexander
doiutr somo work around here onco.
used to hear tho other workmen call
him 4Trib' and 'Hole,' and it struck
me one day to ask him what his namo
" 'Tribulation Wholesome Alexan
der, sah.' he replied.
'It may havo been some relative of
his who came to mo with twins to have
"Wbat name will yon call them?"
"Cherubim' and 'Seraphim,' re
plied the mother.
"Why?" I asked, in astonishment.
Because," she replied, "do pra'r
book savs 'do oherubim and seraphim
continually dor cry,' and deso ycro
chu ea do uunn else.
The News-ratherer edged toward
the door. and. whon he had got ia the
lobby, shouted "chestnut," and skip
ped down stairs.
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William Joyce, the builder of the great
St. Patrick' j cathedral in New lork, died
last Friday. Ho was au Irishman, and a
stonecutter by trade, coming to this aountry
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t-Mimif Will I IHW I MllltMygWMKfn BHW
ONE OP THE POTJIt
A Little ncmlnlsconoo of Senator
Washington Correspondent Minne
apolis Tribune: Standing in the Ebbitt
house lobby the other day with an old
citizen of Nebraska we noticxl ex
Sonator Kollogg, of Louisiana, pass1 by.
"There is one of the four," said tho
Nebraskan. ""What four?" said the
Tribune correspondent. "The four
Senators which our regiment gave tho
United States," was the reply. "Kel
logg was our fpa-rtormaster. John M.
Thayer was our colonel. He was after
wards Sonator froni Nebraska, and
Tipton, who was chaplain of tho regi
ment, afterwards represented our state
in tho Senate for six years- The othor
was Spencer, of Alabama, and ho was
the worst-of tho lot of tho carpet-bag
element. Spencer went out with us aa
sutler of the 1st Nebraska. After tho
battle of Sliiloh he took a hotel at
Corinth, which had been abandoned by
tho rebels, and run it as a sort of ofii
caraf1 headquarter?. That is where he
made start in his fortune."
"What sof ot a sutler did ho makeP'
I inquired. "Mo was the very worst
scoundrel that ever old bad tobacco."
was the reply. "Why, that fellow Spen-
oer would go to the jrgeant after
each engagement and get a U3t of tho
killed, and then the villain ..wouia
chargo up against them enough to tako
pretty near every cent of the pay earn
ing to them. You understand that the
sutlers' accounts wero paid by the pay
master.and as the poor devils wero
dead, and no one could dispute his
claim, many of them were robbed of
their hard earned wages, which wore
s badly needed by thoir widows and
children. After he eot through tho
hotel business he secured a commission
to enlist a regiment of cavalry in Ala
bama, which was known 1 as the 1st
Alabama cavalrv, and I don't believe .
t was in more than ono engagement
beforo tho whole crowd were captured.
You see. most of the follows wero
rebels, and they deserted and ' Joined
tho confederate ranks as coon as thoy
got a chance. I am surprised," con
tinued the speaker, "tnat no one evor
got on to tho fact that Spencer was our
sutler while ho was in the Senate. Ho
was accused of nearly everything else.
and I never heard an accusation
against him that was an unjust one.
Yet somehow or othor his enemies
never seemed to find out what the real
cause of his journey to the south
Tho Famous Saddle Story.
Gon. John Pope, U. S. A., in. The
Century: ' There ere ' other - matters '
which, although not important, seem
not out place in this paper. A good
deal of cheap wit has been expended
upon a fanciful story that I published '
an order, or wrote a latter, or made a
remark that my, "headquarters would
bo in tho saddle." It is an expression
harmless and innocent enough, but it ia
oven stated that it furnished Gen. Lee
with a basis for the only joke of his
if o. It is painful, therefore, to a weu-
constituted mind to bo obliged to tako
away tho foundation of that solitary
joke; but I thiuk it due to army tradi
tion and to tho comfort of those who
have so often repeated this ancient
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joke ia tho days long beioro mo civu
war, that these later wits should not
hit jillciwed with iniounitv to poach on
this well-tilled manor. This venerablo
joke I first heard whon a cadet at West
Point, and it was then told of that gal
lant soldier and jrontleman. Gon. V. J.
Worth. I presume it could bo easily
traced back; to the crusaues ana oe
yond; and while it may not bo as old
as tho everlasting hius. it is cena niy
old enough to havo been excused from
active duty long years ago. Certainly
I nflvflr usi'd this expression, or wrste.
or dictated it, nor does any such ex-
pri'ssion occur in any oraer oi mine;
and a? it has perhaps served its timo
find fiffoated its purpose, it ousht to bo
retired. Let us hope that it may bo
permitted to sleep nfcpoace ana no
longer rack tho brain of thoso whoso
intMlInntiial machinery can ill bear th
strain, or bo porpetuated among their
How the Wars Begin.
Chicaero News : "Papa, how do
nations get into war with each other?"
asked Tommy Sonsonsby.
"Sometimes one way, sometimes an
other," said tho father. "Now, there
aro Germany and Spain thoy came
near gottipg'into war because a Spanish
mob took down tho German flag."
"No, my dear," put In Mrs. bcasons-
by, "that wasn t tho reason."
But. my darling," saw air. o.,
don't you suppose 1 know? You are
mistaken. That was the reason."
"No. dearin. you aro mistaken. It
was btfcanso tho Germans "
"Mrs. Seasonsby, I say it was be
"Peleir. vou know better. You are
onlv trjing to "
""Madam, I don't understand that
your opinion was asked in this matter.
Well. I don't want my boy in
structed by an old ignoramus."
"See here, you impuaent
"Put down your cane, you old brute.
Don't you daro briatlo up to me, or I'll
send this rolling-pin at your head, you
"Nevor mind," interrupted Tommy,
"I guess I know how wars begin."
Tho Latest Request.
Tramp Kxcuso mo, madam, but
would you please give mo a bite
No, I won't. I've nothing to cat
for lazy fellows liko you."
"But I was not asking for food. I
wish you only to give me a bito from
your dog, that I may bo Ecnt to Paris
for tho wintor."
An extensive deposit of Iron ore has been
discovered near Irondale, W. T,