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We're Always Boys At Home.
The bean tiful lines below were writ
ten by Col. C. E. Merrill, one of the
Florida Times-Union, upon receiving a
letter from his mother containing the
following sentence. Ed. X.W. Il. R.
"My Dear Boy You are alwaysboys7
at home are scattered far one in Mis
souri, another in Arkansas, the third in
far off tlorida, till I feel lone and
almost -broken hearted." A letter from
the author's mother.
Dear mother, I have wandered far,
"Far from the old roof-tree
And miles, by mountain, cliff and scar,
Have parted vou and me.
Tho' storms may drive us where they will
u er land or ocean's foam,
One happy thought may cheer us still,
Wee always boys at home.
Though time may set his signet mark
On heart, and hand, and hrmv
Tho' cloud may rise and skies grow dark
iven as tneyre growing now,
Far from a mother's love and pride
Our steps can never roam ;
Though men to all the world beside, .
We're always boys at home.
You're sitting by the dear old hearth
To-night with all its joys;
Our mother, 'm!d tLo ;e stenes of mirth
Is talking of " her boys! "
And oh, no happier spot is ours,
Beneath heaven's sheltering dome,
Where youth renews its golden hours,
We're always boys at home.
The fabled fount by Leon sought,
This side the stormy main,
Lay, like a. fond dream fairy-wrought,
In his own Isle of Spain!
In vain the dreaming chemist turns
The leaves of many a tome ;
The alembic, where the yule-log burns,
Is only found at home.
Dear mother, in this world of woe,
Though fickle friends may fleeK
And though thy children's children grow
In clusters round thy knee,
Safe anchored in thy tender heart,?
Thy grown-up boys may come,
And claiming childhood's dearest part
( May still be boys at home.
A mother's homely sunshine spread,
- A sister's trust and truth ;
A father's benediction shed,
Renews immortal youth.
There, safe from every toil and care,
A Selfish world and cold,
We'll meet in other years, for there
WejJ evermore .grow old.
An Important Witness.
Some readers of the North Carolina
Presbyterian may of course unjustly
: regard our charges against Human
ism us being deeply tinged, at least,
With biras or prejudice, h or the ben
efit of sucli we introduce to-day a most
important witness no other than the
Roman Pontiff, himself. He has since
bis Irish rescripts issued an encyclical
on lluiuan Liberty. The following
extracts from this characteristic docu
ment, and the comments thereon, are
from the N. l. Independent, which
says 4it is really not an essay about
liberty, but an essay against iiberty of
thought and speech and worship.'
If there be any theory more tirmlv
imbeded than any in our American
institutions it is that of the indepen
dence of Church and State, the equali
ty of all religions before the law what
we call religious liberty. Under this
system the Catholic church in this
country has grown to its present pros
perity. The Catholic clergy and peo
ple accept it and praise it here and in
liorae. Ill no other country do they
regard the condition of their church as
more happy. But his Holiness cannot
possibly appreciate all this which
he has never seen. He knows only of
the license of the church's foes iu Italy
and so he proceeds to aa attack that
is most unfortunate for his cause in this
country, and will give his followers a
difficult task to expfain away his words.
JHe speaks of fatal theory of the sep
aration of Church and State." In ex
panding the danger of this theory he
"That libertt in individuals which issoop
pned to the virtue of religion, namely, the
liberty of worship, n,s it is railed, which rests
on the principle that every man is free to
profess as lie chooses anj religion or none.'
This remarkable laicyciical proceeds:
: "This same liberty, it' it be considered in
relation to the State clearly implies t tint
: no form of worship is to be
preferred te another, but that ul I stand on
an equal looting; no account being taken
ot the the religion or ihe people e en if
they profess tl e Catholic fait I).
Justice therefore forbid, and reason for
bids, the tate to be godless, or to adopt a
line i.f action which would end in godicss-ne-8,
namely, to treat the vurious religions
as they cill them, al;ke, and to hestow
upoo them promiscuously equal rKhts and
privilege!". bin e -then, the profession of
one religion is necessary in the State, that
one must be professed which alone can be
recognized without difficulty, especially in
Catholic States, because the niarksot truth
a e, ns it were, engraven upon it. This re
ligion, therefore, the rnhrs of the Stnte
inu.-t pri serve and protect if they would
provide, as they should do, with prudence
and uefulne.s for the good of the commu
nliy." This is as absolute a contradiction
as can be conceived of the fundamental
principle of American religious liberty
as formulated in the Constitutions of
the separate states,. and- thus expressed
in ourtiational Constitution:
"No religious list shall ever be reqnired
as a qualification to any t fflce jar public
trust iu the United States.'
"Congress shall make no law respecting
an establishment of religion or prohibiting
the free exercise thereof, or abridging the
freedom of sjh e h, or the press."
It is an exceedingly bad and a perni
cious blander on the part of the Pope
to forget America, the ..country- where j
tlie Caihojic church is freest u hen wri
SAIISBUEY, H. C, THUESDAY,
ting on Human Liberty. It is a pity
that he could not have: read and pon
dered to more purpose the copy of the
Constitution presented to him by Pres
ident Cleveland on the" occasion of his
Jubilee and so warmly extolled by Car
His Holiness then pjpeeeds to talk
of "Liberty of speech and of ; iie Press.
"There can be no such r
he strangely says, "if it 13 not used in
moderation1 He then explains his
Yiews: . -
"Men hare a right freelv and prmlentlj
to propagate throughout the State whatso
ever things arc true and honorable, ho that
as many as possible .may possess them; but
false doctrines, than which no mental
piagne is greater, and vices which corrupt
the henrt, should bediligei.tly repressed by
public authority, lest they insidiously work
the ruin of the State. The excesses of an
unbridled intellect, which reallv end in the
oppression of the ignorant multitude, aie
not less rightly restrained by the authority
of the law than are the injuries inflicted by
. L . 1 ?
toree npon inc weaic.
But if what His Holiness calls "false
doctrines" are to be "diligently repress-
ea oy puunc autnonty, we have the
worst of men till suppression restored to
its old force, and we set the old Italian
mprimature diicking once more at each
other on the four pages of every book
before it is allowed to see the light.
And so with "liberty of teaching"
that is equally condemned, and "liberty
of thought." Either by plain teaching
or by implication it is "clear that the
doctrines of bis Holiness is that it is
the duty of the State to accept the
truth from the Roman church, which
alone has "lawful authority" to define
it,, and then to teach this truth and
allow 110 doctriness to be taught con
trary thereto. If the Church does not
use this her "lawful authority", to di
rect the State it is because we have fal
len on evil times. It isiiard to .believe
that the following with which we close
our extracts means, all it seems to
-"Although in the extraordinary condition
of these times, tin? ( h lrcli iusually acquies
ces in certain modem liberties, not because
ch judges it expedient to permit them, in
the bettertimes she wohld use her own lib-
1 rty; and, by persuation. exortation and en
treaty, she would endeavot, ns she ouht
to fulfil! the duty assigned to her bv Go
of providing for the eternal salvation of
We do nor know what this mon
strous announcement means if it does
not mean the persuading the State to
suppress Anfi-Catholic liberal teaching
Certainly the Church, as it his Eucvcii-
cal proves, has in Italy itself, and every
where else, liberty enough to rersuade.
exhort and entreat. ; But slie does not
have the liberty happily in tbiscouu
i'trv to suppress liberty: 5
Ti.:. ti 1 i' ii
nils rjiicvcucni is tne worst weaoon
the Pope could have put iit this coun
try, it will be read with profound
iistonisnment and dismay by his pre
lates here, and they will find the task
of defending it a very unpleasant oiie
The Canada Presbyterian savs:
Leo has again felt called upon to issue
an Hiiicyciical on -Freedom. Unlike
the passionate official utterances of his
predecessors, it is calm, thoughtful and
sholarly. He is too intelligent a man
and too astute a politician not to take
a comprehensive vipw of the subjett in
all its bearings 011 existing social and
political forces. The abstract and
ideal state of things where the Papacy
Could dominate is admittedly-incapable
of realization in these agitated and tur
bulent times. It is for the attainment
of this fictitious golden age that the
Papacy in all departments is striving,
out witn indinerent success. Other
wise the Pope would not feel called
to protest so vigorously against the
modem thought. In the Encyclical re
published, the Pope pronounces his sol
emn anathema on freedom of speech,
f reedom of the press,freedom from eccle
siastical control in education, and he is
especially averse to liberty of con
science. The suppression of these at
this stage of the world s history is a
contract too great for an institution like
the Papacy, even though it were more
powerful than it now is. After repeat
ed contests and the results that will
follow, it'is quite possible that a suc
cessor to say non possums, but with a
meaning somewhat different from the
signification given it by Pitis IX.
The position is taken that the Church,
that is, the Church of Rome, claims
authority to regulate the degree of
freedom that the people shall possess,
and the Encyclical proceeds:
"It follows from these considerations
that it is not lawful to ask, to defend. or
to grant unreservedly as rights to which
man is naturilly entiled, liberty of thought,
of the press, of teaching, in which, these
various kinds of liberty may be tolorated,
provided that, by the exercise of a wise
diseretson. they are never allowed to Ueiren
erate into license or disorder. L:Wly, where
these liberties are already in force citizens
mav make use of them for irood ends in
harmony with the mind of the ClnirchJ
For no liberty should ever be -regarded a
legitimate which docs not increase our pow
er of doing. When under any particular
government the Church suffercs violence,
or is deprived of her lawful liberties, it is
permissible for her seek sme other polit
ical organization more favorable to her op
erations. That which the Church sanc
tinns is not liberty unlimited and ! unre
strained, but such a measure of freedom as
may secure the welfare of all."
Let our readers remember that in
the Encyclical "Church" always means
Roman Catholic Church, sis "Where
these liberties are already in force cit
izens may make use of them for good
ends in kannowf irith the mind'ot the
Roman Catholic Church." Thanks!
We know of citizens who will hardly
AUGUST 16, 1888.
consuU the mind of the -"Church" in
Again, "When under any paricular
government theChurch suffers violence
or is deprived of her lawful liberties, it
is permissible for her to seek some oth
er political organization more favorable
to her operations."
Nov, who is. to be the judge in these
mattep? Who will decide of the na
ture, or degree of violence? or whode-
tJtJ: Wihht liberties are lawfnl liberties?
Why.lthe Porw nf Rnma w bio
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dinates. the hierarchy, in any country,
and sof the whole thing resolves itself,
into tbis: At the bidding of ftomish
authorities political organizations are
to.be favored or disfavored. It is so
in Germany to-day. and will be so in
this coli n try when Rome has the power.
The Encyclical does not mean less
than that. '
Tkejconclusion reached by our Can
ada contemporary is sound:
"Civil and relirions lirwrrv
j O n IH.H.VI-
er prevalent, ' has been bought at
too great a price to. be tamely surren
dered at the bidding of any man, be he
?. r a "e inatienaoie
rights of humanity givn bv the Su
preme ituler, cannot 'e recalled by a
spintuil poteutate wh se authority -is
so widely repudiated."
j The Concord Grape.
From the American Ariculturist Aug. '88.
The! birthplace of the Revolution,
tne ngme or Kmersnn H-.tt.i,,
I horeai and the Alcotts the town of
Concord, in Miiss ichusetts- is famoii3
111 history and in literature. Rut its
name 1$ known to thousands unversed in
the story of our independence and untu
tored in the philosophy of the Sage of
Concord, the weirduess of Hawthorne,
I bureau s ouiet tales
hghterjand brighter works of one just
goiiu w.iiuse name is o household word
among! our "Little Men" and "Little
Women." To the masses. C
best kdown as the name of the grape
udii.l, ..et.. L" t . -ii 1 , .'.
;.uin unrty years, stiu nokls its
place n$ the great standard hardy grape
for all soils, all climes and till exposur-
es turoignout tne temperate and cold
er regions of North America. . Nor i
the Concord confined to one continent
It is proving the salvation nf th fa.
mous fjrench vineyards, in which the
Concorf stock is taking the place, under
govern Oientrsanction, of the phyllox
era-strnjken rrench varieties. It was
introduced in Atistr r 0
ity, isgj-own by pea , . .,.. ,
in the low countries roj. . ,mi
dusky njatives of the v -.,,i 1 4 .,
unite wjth the fruit ,r wl rs ,d i 1.
New Zbaland in .nynig tribute .
Americjii genius by -rowing the Con
The ojrjgin-itor,Ephraim Wales Bull,
still lives in his humble cottage close bv
the original Concord grapevine. The
world df horticulture, far more than
himself,jhas profited by his labors. He
has reappd no pecuniary advantage out
of his grat discovery, and now in si
feeblell age lacks the comforts and
attentions the means fur securing
which hs services to the public should
have bright him. For, until the ad
vent of the Concord, irranes wer a lux
ury enjoyed only by the weathly. Al
thoughthe Isabella, brouirht out as a
wild seedj ing nearly twenty years before
by .George Gibbs, and named after his
wife, wits well known, as was the Ca
tawba (a wild grape from the banks of
the Potomac, domesticated by Major
Adlum of the district of Columbia!.
neither Was hardy enough to survive
the cold Northern winters. Now no
home is too humble to be without the
Concord, jor some of the other varieties
of natives origin that havp bpo nrndnr-
. .j .0 - m r x
ed since is introduction gave such an
impetus to the improvementot our na
tievarieies. Mr. 13 1 l 1 was him in Washington
Street, Boston. March 4. 1S06. and as
a boy too great delight in the home
garden. .The public schools were his
college add gold-beating become his
profession;, which he followed for years,
unti;. iu 106 1, he was compelled by
waning health to take up a country
life. He bought a small place at Con
cord, not far from the home of Rilph
Waldo Emerson, and devoted himself
to fruit culture with a determination
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to prod tide a perfectly hardy grape. J
iu ucuureeu ui iiuu iuai ine wiiu grape i
had been waiting for usi for vears. and '
that it po.essed an ancestry and line-'
age that combined to make constitu
tional vigr and hardiness of inestima
ble value, f its wild habit could be
broken so that its siz-i and quality
might be improved by careful breeding.
The wild krraoes aloncr the Cjncord
- r? 0
were of various colors and chaiacters,
;m1 had injterbred for years.1 This hab
it made thfj work .of improvement far
more promising than if si single strain
of the wild fruit ha 1 grown on year
after year, developing more fixed cliar-
acteristics as time went on. To this
fuudamenBil cause, Mr. Bull attributes
the m my w'lite seedling given by the j
Concord. 'After some huntinir for the
most promising wild grapevine, an ac
cidental sjeedling'of the true VitU
Labrusca, he wild grape of New hnq
land. that iaine tin in his irarden from
a seed problibly droppetl by a bird, Wits
l Tj ill
cnosen. 1 was a sweet ana gooa grape,
for a wild variety, with large black ber
ries, very prolific, and its whole crop
was ripe byj August 22, in the fall of
1842. The, seeds of the best of the
in 1849, bo-d their first crop. Only a
fruit were planted the uext year the
most promising deedling were care
fully nurtured, and six years . later,
single vine among the many proved of
value, but that 0113 was a priceless pearl
the Concord firrane.
After three Years -feaiincr. Mr n.,11
finally exhibited the Concord before the
in loo2 as a seedling from a native
grape. Up to that time, amateurs and
professionals had considered it imai
sible to produce from wild varieties a
grape tree from the objectionable foxy
nature. True to their nrpindirea' fbu di
lettanti made war upon it, and even th
lute j. uownmg washercely "down
on it. But itsjnerits snepdilv rnihpl
the Concord into public attention and
wnen it was introduced by C. M. Hov
ey & Co. of Boston, iii lAra tho firf
year's sales amounted to $3,203 an ex
travagant sum to be realized on a new
fruit in those davs. It wn first fnlW
described in Hovey's Mai izineof llor-
rtcuuure in I0i4, and the next year was
generally grown by nurserymen, who
reaped a harvest from its "subsequent
sale. Thiny it slipped from the control
of the origiriater, who was left only
the glory of giving such a blessing to
Clie WOl'lU. Mr. Dull has PVPr sone
Dlirsued his atfpmnt in fnrfhor. ;ni.
prove the grape. His object has been
10 proauce a variety ot better quality
wune equauy narav and productive.
He has evidently succeeded in
his new black grape, which though
still withheld from the public has
proven to be of a high order of merit.
Another fruit of his long labors as a
specialist will soon delight connoisseurs
his new white grape. May he profit
handsomely by their propagation ! Mr.
Bull was elected by the American par
ty to the lower branch of the Massa
chuesetts Legislature in 18c 5, and to
the State Senate in 1850. That year
he was appointed to theMassachuesetts
Board of Agriculture, in which he serv
ed for twelve consecutive years. His
work and sayings added much to the
value of the Transactions of the Board.
Secretary Flint well says of him : "He
did more probably than any other man,
through the admirable papers he fur
ished, to awaken an interest in the cul
tivation of the grape." The reverened
"Father of American Pomology," Mar
shall P. Wilder, said shortly before his
death; "Mr. Bull is and ever has been a
most worthy, unpretendinggentleman.
Since he secured the famous ConCord
no other modern varietw has been so
extensively cultivated in our northern
climes, or so appreciated by the public.
Had Mr. Bull dene nothing elre for the
benefit of mankind, his name would be
held in grateful remembrance, while the
fruit of the vine shall cool the parched
tongue or its juice make glad the heart
Concerning the merits of the Con
cord, Mr. Bull writes with justifiable
pride: The original Concord grape
vine bore its first cron six vears
from the seed. Nearlv all of it
seedlings have fruited in six years from
seed. Other varieties of grapes may
and do fruit in three or four years, but
their merits are not permanent. The
Concord has "iven us nearlv all the best
grapes of to-day. Its seedlings stand;
they possess intrinsic merits.
We do not accept, as authentic his
tory what is said above in relation to
the Isabella grape. We feel con
fident that the Issabella is of greater
age than that indicated by this writer.
It was cultivated in this town sixty-
years ago, and the late Andrew Matth
ieu, of this place gained much local no
toriety by its culture about the years
1833 to 1837.
Nor do we accept what is said above
about the Catawba grape. We have
reason to believe that it is a native of
North Carolina, and was known and
cultivated in the town of Lincolnton
long before Mr. Adlum of the District
of Columbia is said to have obtained
it as a wild grape from the banks of
the Potomac Watchm ax.
' s-sss . - -
Use of Eggs.
The food contained in the egg ha?
nearly all the elements necessary for
the support of man. Eggs are admir
a')ly proportioned, they are palatable,
they are concentrated and portable.
The French masters of the culinary
art claim that eggs can be prepared in
more that five hundred methods. Egs
contain .phosphorus and sulphur.
They are an excellent nutriment for
children. The white of an eggTs an
antidote for the poison of corrosive
sublimate, and from the yollt the Rus
sians extract oil which-has a wonder
ful repute for the cure of bruise.; and
cuts. In France, in the clarifying of
wine, scfme seven millions, of eggs are
used in a year, and in calico printing
and dressing leather for gloves more
than three million dozens Eggs which
have survived their usefulness, and
which indeed may be called decaying
and thoroughly spoiled, and which
once were dumped with city refuse,
are now gat here 1 and made use of by
the manufacturers of Morocco leather.
Perhaps the most profitable use to
which the egg c m be put is to raise a
chicken therefrom, 111 time far the
early spring season when "broilers"
bear a higher-pric in the market than
almost anything else. From the egg,
through all the processes to which the
,chickens may pass, .at every point there
will be found profit for the farm, with
careful aaJ intelligent management.
Hiss Russell's Roman 30.
A BUSSIAX PttfoCE WHO SEtWERKD -k
GIFTS OxfXHS AMERICAN J- ;
Pari? Letter to rhiralelphla Ttlcgraph, -
From an American lady wl o was
visiting St. Peterburg at the time Mb s '1
Russel was singing there last winter I.
hear the follow ng ro antic story,
which has the meritoT being literally
true. During the stay of the young ;
singer in the Russian capital the rooms I
at the hotel opposite her - own were oc- 1
cnpied4jy a gentleman seemingly t iii
ill health, who seldom left his apart- -ments
and who preserved a strict in- 1
cognito. WheneverM'ss Resell was
Eracticing he would leave the door of
is drawing room oren and sit np.ir it'
so as not to loose one hot ; of her Voice.!' '
lhe moj-t superb flowers (a Auuch more
costly and recherche gi. t in that severe .
climate than in America or England)
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reacnea ner daily, but without a liheor
a visiting card to tell who it Was that
had sent them. Finally Hiss Russell
transmitted to him her thanks for the'
flowers, and a message expressing ber
hope that he would come to the onera
some evening to hear her in. one of hef ;
principal roles, riell Mis Russell,"
was the answer, fthat I prefer talisten '-
to her voice from a distance in the se
clusion of my own room." That day
me customary noral offering -was a
horseshoe formed of. magnificent rosefj
and with it came a request that Miss
Russell would send back one of the ! !
roses. This she did very willingly,
being pleased to testify in any way her
gratitude for such delicate and con- '
stant attention. Thenext day came a
basket of rare orchidsjand to the handle '
was tied a velvet case containing a rose -with
stalk and foliage all in diamonds.
As usual, not a line or word accomp'a
nied the gift. Before it was sent the"
silent gentleman had quitted the hotel,
so that Miss Russell was unable even
to thank him for, his superb present.r- ;
All her inquiries respecting his identi
ty were fruitless. Evidently-the peo
jIe at the hotel had received their or-,
ders, for all they, would say was that
he was a very great personage, and
that he desired ,to remain unknown.
Now, to finish trie story .properly, he? :
ought to have returned and wooed and t
wedded the beauteous American singer.
But princes, as a rule, do not marry
prima donna; so all that remains'- of '
this brief romance is the diamond rose r
a testimonial of an admiration that -was
never jc veil put into words. , r
Towed by a Whale.
TAKE3 THE. ANCHOR IN HIS MOUTH. AND
RUNS AWAY WITH THE 6C1JOOXEK.
Cape Ann Advertiser. i
A letter has been recaived from the ' ?
steward of the schooner H. B. Griffin
Capt. George Nelson, now absent on
the Banks, in which it is stated that . ,H
they have met with an unusual experi
ence, viz: that of .being towed by W
whale. The affair occurred on a nee
day when all the dories weic out at- '
tending the trawls. The captain ai d
stewart were on board as usual, look- ,
ing after the vessel, and keeping an
eye on the dories, when all at once thev " .
felt a suddenerk, and soon the vessel
was going through the water at a rapid
rate and no motive power visible.- It
takes considerable to startle a fisher-
man, but this, was something so un
common, a vessel dashing through '
water at a rapid rate with her sails '
furled and anchor down, that they be- .!
gan to look alarmed. Suddenly th m .
cause made itself manifest, when a 4
monstrous whale arose to the surface, r
with the anchor fast either in his jaw ."
or blow-hole. He-tore through the "
water at a high-pressure rate, and was -fast
taking the craft out of sfrrht 'of - u .,
tne aones, tnus leaving tne crew ex
posed; and besides this, there Was dan
ger of the vessel beiug towed under.
The only remedy was to cut the cable.
This was done, and his whaleship went
off with the anchor in tow. The jib
and foresail were hoisted, and the ves
sel was soon engaged in picking up her
dories, and on her way to Newfound
land, where a new anchor and cable
There are but two similar cases of
which we have any record, which we
found in the files of our paper, viz;
Schooner C. H. Pries was towtd a day
and a half by a whale in 1874, when
the f uke of the anchor broke and she
was released. Then, again, on the 10th
of December, 1874, while the schooner
Sultana, Capt. Peterson, was at anchor
on the Graud Bank, a sudden motion
Wiis felt, and soon the vessel was speed
ing through the water a twelve-knot
speed. The captain, not wishing to
lose sight of his dormeo, cut the cable)
after he had been towed some distance
otherwise he thought he mights have
captured the monster There was h
companion whale which swam With thts
one who had the anchor, and he .was
evidently astonished at the predicament,
of his mater
TJtilizin Chamber Slops.
James T. Baker, Philadelphia, Pa ;
asks how to use chamber slopt on flow-
era, may be utilized either by throwing
them on compost heaps, or, immediate
action is desired, by diluting them" with
four or fine times their quantity of wa
ter, and applying to the plants the '
same as water. If used immediately
befjrc rain, they need not be dilute.'.
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