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A lliu-liolor't UallRtl.
American Queen. 1
Kcjiiniinj lioino at the close of day,
W ho srtMitlv lihles my long delay,
And by my ide delights to stay ?
"Who set fr me an ca.y chair,
Prepares the room with neatest care,
And lays my slippers ready there?
AVlio regulates the evening lire,
Ami jdles the Mazing fuel higher,
And hids me draw my chair still nigher ?
When sickness comes to rack my frame,
And grief disturbs my troubled brain,
Who sympathizes with my pain?
Tx Plan Proposed by Stonewall Jackson
For Conducting the War,
i:tiIorsel by ileneral Robert E.,
ING jackon's biography
Charlotte Chronicle.
Tlie article by Lord Wolsely has
attracted great attention in the
South to the war policy of the Con
federacy, and people are curious to
know what plan each leading man
For the first time, The Chronicle
is able to lay before the world at
some length, in sufficient detail, and
with absolute authority, Stonewall
Jackson's broadest and fullest plans
as to how the Confederacy should
have conducted the civil war.
Exceeding great interest centres in
J a -kson's plans ; first, because of the
author's ovn greatness, next .because
the plans had the approval of Gen.
Robert E. Lee. and last, because
President Jefferson Davis's policy
w as in opposition, if not antagonistic,
to the groat Jackson's "plan of cam
Mrs. Mary 1J. Jackson, widow of
the immortal Stonewall, who resides
in Charlotte, is engaged in writing a
life ot her famous husband. She
has been at work on the book now
nearly a year, and it is thought that
it will be fully six months before the pages are written. She leaves
Charlotte to-morrow for her brother's
lm:ne in the country, that she may
the more closely devote her time and
attention to the writing of the me
moirs. It was not Mrs. Jackson's inten
tion to treat at all of Gen. Jack-sou
as a soldier ; she merely inteuded to
write of him personally, and in his
relations as son, husband and father.
It happened, however, that there were
matters brought out indefinitely or
unsatisfactorily alluded to in Dab's '-Life of Jackson," that she de
sin d to amplify, for the purpose of
throwing full light upon them.
dabney's error.
Among these more or less obscure
points is Jackson's idea of how the
war should have been conducted.
It is treated of in Chapter XV, on
the battle of '-Cedar Run," but in an
incomplete, inaccurate, and errone
ous way. The chapter says that while
the army lay near Westover, Gen.
Jackson had an interview with Hon.
Mr. Botchr, in the former's tent,
where the general communicated his
views of the future conduct of the
war, and begged that on Mr. Boteler's
next visit to Richmond he would
impress them on the government.
Jackson told Mr. Boteler that the
Confederates should "carry the hor
rors of invasion from their own bor
ders to those of the guilty assail
ants." 1 abney closes the paragraph
with this sentence: "What weight was
attached to it, is unknown; but the
campaign soon after took the direc
tion which he (Jackson) had indica
Gen. Rufus Barringer, a resident
of this city, who was a brother-in-law
of Gen. Jackson, has been able
to furnish Mrs. Jackson very valua
ble information on this very point,
obtained in a council held with
Stonewall Jackson in the hitter's own
tent, and at his own request. In
stead of the subsequent campaign
taking "the direction which he( Jack
son) had indicated," it was just the
opposite to his plan, and made
Sharpsburg and Gettysburg disas
trous possibilities and actualities.
Gen. Barringer now possesses the
letter in Jeb Stuart' handwriting di
rected to the former's Colonel, telling
liirn to seiul (then) Capt. Barringer
to the headquarters of Gen. Jackson
as the hitter desired to confer with
the captain on matters of impor
tance. Although Capt. Barringer and
Gen. Jackson, having married sisters,
wi re brothers-in-law, they had not
met since the opening of hostilities ;
and as the Captain always resided in
VOL. II. NO. 22.
North Carolina while Gen. Jackson
had been a l-esideut of Virginia,
they had seen very little of each
other, and were by no means on in
timate terms.
stuart's opinion of barringer.
The cause of the complimentary
summoning of Capt. Barringer was
the gallant stand his company had
made in a disastrous retreat at "Will's
Church. When all others were flee
ing, Bapt. Barringer rose in his sad
dle aud commanded his company to
" stand firm and at once he rode
forward where he learned that there
had been given the order to retreat.
Riding back, he commanded retreat.
Jeb Stuart heard of this conduct,
aud reported it to Jackson, saying
that he believed Barringer's company
was 'the only one in the army"
that would have stood under this
deadly fire, some members falling
while all the others of the troops
were fleeing for life.
Jackson had apparently forgotten
his brother-in-law, for he asked
"Is Barringer a thorough disci
plinarian and tactician ?"
Stuart told him that Barringer
was a thorough soldier, aud appre
ciated to a nicety drill and discipline.
Jackson said:
"All the better. I like a civilian
with practical sense and an idea of
discipline. The old army men are
apt to be martinets, unsuited to com
mand and get the best service out
of untrained volunteers."
Strange language that for a grad
uate of West Point! but who shall
be able to iefute the great Jackson's
opinion ?
When Capt. Barringer appeared at
his brother-in-law General's tent, the
commander's greeting was entirely
devoid of sentiment. The General
was busy, as usual. He was at the
door of his tent, giving commands.
As the Captain approached the
General said with an inquiring yet
welcoming intonation:
" Capt. Barringer (?) I have sent
for you on business. You will stay
in my tent all night. We'll have a
good time, unless the Yankees dis
turb us; if Pope doesn't, I know
McClellan will not."
That night the brother-in-law Gen
eral and the brother-in-law Captain,
who later himself became a General,
discussed at length the war policy
of the Confederacy.
Already Jackson had seen that
the South could not stand having
the enemy's armies within her ter
ritory. The mere invasion was sap
ping the roots of Confederate sup
plies. He and Capt. Barringer conferred
at length on the cavalry, it3 merits,
its disadvantages, and where and
how it could be best used.
Gen. Jackson announced his em
phatic opinion, in that interview,
that continuance of the defensive
policy meant ultimate disaster and
Jackson's plan was, he said, to
organize two, four, or more, interior
camps at the more important points
in the South, and use the best troops
as " Light Movable Columns," of not
over forty or fifty thousand men
each. These should be made up of
the very best men, under the com
mand of the pick of officers. They
should be lightly equipped, and pre
pared for long, quick marches. These
he would hurl against the enemy as
they invaded the Southern territory,
or use them to make rapid incursions
of the North. He would select the
best and least protected cities, fall
upon them without notice, levy con
tributions on them of $50,000 to
$100,000, or more, as circumstances
suggested, and destroy the towns
that refused the levy. Whenever he
should find the enemy pressing him
in the North he would retreat and
fight his way across the line.
In the meantime, however, one of
these "Light Movable Columns"
would be on the way to some other
unprotected city, perhaps 500 miles
away, which would be levied on or
Gen. Jackson went so far as to
specify the States into which he
would send the lightly equipped col
umns. He named Pennsylvania,
Ohio and "bleeding Kansas" as
constantly exposed points.
It was his intention on these in
cursions to take no prisoners except
high civil officials, whom he would
hold for ransom. His idea of tak
ing no prisoners is one that his biog
rapher, Dabney, either was not thor
oughly familiar with, or which he
unintentionally, failed to make him
self clear upon, in the "Life of
Geu. Jackson, in that interview
with Capt. Barringer, said that while
he would take no men of the rank
and file prisoners, he would parole
them all at the point of the bayonet,
with the expressed understanding
that if ever taken again they would
be put to the sword without trial.
As regards the territory of the
South, Jackson said that his idea was
to abandon the less important points
and to put the citizens upon their
guard that such would be the policy,
so that they might be prepared for.
it. Where necessary he would de
fend ; but his general policy was to
strike" terror in the Northern terri
tory and to so locate the interior
camps that they could easiest obtain
supplies and protect important key
points of the South.
Whilst Gen. Lee agreed with Gen.
Jackson on the general idea of this
policy the former said that circum
stances might arise before plans for
its fruition could be set afoot that
would necessitate prosecuting en
tirely different plans of campaign.
Besides, Geu. Jackson said Gen. Lee
knew that President Davis did not
share these views.
The date of the interview between
(Jen. Jackson and Capt. Barringer
was July 14, 18G2, after the victories
around Richmond, when Jackson
thought the Confederacy was in de
sirable condition to make the changes
of policy which he had conceived
and which had the sympathy of
Robert E. Lee.
proof of jackson's wisdom.
Within a few days after that,
rope struck a blow on the Orange
and Alexandria Railroad. Jackson
whipped him at Cedar Run. Pope
retreated. Gen. Lee was forced to
pursue or to change his plan. He
took the latter course, no doubt be
ing wise under the circumstances :
and unfortunately invaded Maryland
with his whole army, a misfortune
that both Jackson and Lee foresaw.
The result was the disaster of
Sharpsburg. TI13 whole army was
in the enemy's lines where they had
no supplies.
Under Jackson's plan of cam
paign, with " Light Movable Col
umns" of fifty thousand troops,
this could not have happened.
The wisdom of Stonwall's idea
was again demonstrated, with fatal
disaster, the following year, when
the herb of Chancellorsville lay dead,
and the Confederacy was in the.
ashes of sorrow.
Hooker had retreated after the
battle of Chancellorsville ; and Lee
went up m the Culpeper neighbor
hood, aud was there organizing an
army, while the officers were in a
quandary as to what would be the
next move of the great Chieftain.
Pretty soon the Union army began
to flank Lee's army, leaving open
the way to Pennsylvania. Immedi
ately began the campaign of inva
sion, when the entire army was
again in the enemy's country; and
then followed Gettysburg, painfully
proving the oracular wisdom of
Stonewall Jackson, then dead.
Both of these incursions of LeeV,
culminating in Sharpsburg and
Gettysburg, were possibly necessities
of the circumstances, and the inva
sion that ended at Sharpsburg prob
ably was had with Jackson's counsel ;
but, none the less, they remain his
toric proof of the wonderful war
wisdom of Stonewall Jackson.
.Miss Mary W. Clymer,
When Mrs. Bayard died in Wash
ington a few years ago it was hot
expected by the friends of the ex
secretary that he would ever again
take another wife to his bosom. Re
ports began, however, to circulate
some time ago that he was paying
his attentions to a certain lady, and
quite lately it has been given out
that his marriage with Miss Mary
W. Clymer will shortly take place.
We wish the ex-secretary joy in his
new matrimonial venture, and hope
he may live for many years to enjoy
the society of the cultured lady who
is going to be his wife.
Tr" Ky .
Is imago a Failure ?
She Goes to Columbia for an Argument.
Is " Daisy " Married or I She hinjfle T
The Durham Plant, in its issue of
May the 29th, gives a long article,
"Is Marriage a Failure?" written by
a lady who signs herself "Daisy."
We have no way by which to till
whether "Daisy" is married, or dig;
cusses this question through theii
fluence .of the powers that in her
beat and from a longing desire to
test in a practical way what she
labors to prove. If "Daisy" is single
and love-sick, as her article indicates,
then we know just about as much
about this elephant as she does; on
the other hand, if " Daisy" is a mar
ried woman, then we think, from her
discussing the merits and bliss of
matrimony, that this marrying busi
ness is awfully risk. She says:
" Is marriage a failure ? A young
man in the Sophomore class in
Trinity College says it is more
than a failure a humbug. There
now! Do you believe him? Why,
of course not. Nobody would but a
f 1. His facts are grounded upon
unstable foundations. They arelike
the house that was built upon sand,
the first storm that came by swept it
away; so it will be with his incor
rect, hypocritical statement. I call
it hypocritical because I know he
did not believe one word of it w'hen
he said it. I'll venture to say he
could not find a thoroughly civilised
descendant of Africa that would be
lieve him that marriage is a fail
ure, I mean.'
That student might be wise, and
then " Daisy" ought to be more lib-;
eral and not crush her opponent bv
branding all of his probable converts !
as fools. Surely Daisy" is not the
storm that will "sweep his statement
away.' Marriage would be a hard
business if " Daisy"' would storm so
hard as to crush a statement.
"Marriage is not a failure, and
men of wisdom have never regarded
it as such, and never will. Solomon,
the great source of wisdom, says:
'Whoso lindeth a wife lindeth a good
thing, and obtaineth favour of the
Lord.' He knew what he was talk
ing about, because he had no less
than seven hundred wives, and if he
didn't know what it was to have a
wife, who does? The Bible says:
' Marriage is honorable among all
men." Now if it had been a failure
would we have ever read those words ?
Indeed, we would not. JTis true
that marriage is regarded by ignorant
and illiterate 'men and women as a
failure, and I will say right here
that marriage is not all the failure
with them; their lives are a failure
as well."
A man would have an awful hard
job to support seven hundred women,
and in this day and Stale marriage
license for seven hundred wives
would cost $2,100, an amount " some
of us would have to stir around
right briskly to raise, and then inn
the risk in getting a "good wife"
out of seven hundred.
" Is marriage the consummation of
the noblest affection of mankind?
Most emphatically no. Now just
listen while I try to explain to the
best of my ability that it is not.
" Well, let us go to South Carolina,
in that beautiful city of Columbia,
aud look into the face of that young
man, who on a lovely June after
noon, when the sun was just sinking
to rest beyond the western hilltops,
was strolling carelessly along the
shady street in front of the million
aire's mansion, when his eye caught
a glimpse of a beautiful young
girl just over the fence asleep in a
hammock. He stopped. 'Who can
she be ?' he thought, then whispered
to himself, 'Ah, .she has the face of
an angle! But good gracious! Where
am I ?' he cried. ' This is the mil
lionaire's neice ; I must not allow my
self to become infatuated with her
beautiful face,' he sighed as he
walked on, whistling an old love
3ong. But he did, and a few weeks
later he met her, and every word
that fell from her lips seemed to in
crease the unquenchable flame of
love that was already burning in his
bosom, and he could stand it no
longer. He must know his fate.
So one lovely, romantic evening, in
the latter part of June, in the gar
den, surrounded by the most beauti
ful flowers, he, with a sense of fear
and doubt, unfolded to her his ach
ing heart. Imagine that young
man's happiness when he read the
boundless love that sparkled from
her soft brown eyes, when he took
her soft white hands in his and im
printed upon her lips a kiss of pur
est affection aud called her, "my
own darling girl."
A girl does look mighty pretty
in a hammock, if she is the "daughter
of a'millionaire." Is love a "flame,"
and can't you quench it even when
"she goes back on you"? Are the
evenings in June f romantic"? "Un
folded to her his aching heart" the
heart of a boy in love must be some
thing like a rag if it can be unfolded
that way. That kissing business and
holding "soft white hands" and
called her "my darling girl" must
be what they call "courting," and
from what others have told us, we
believe tthat "Daisy" has described
it in a real life-like manner.
"A few years later they are mar
ried and living in a beautiful little
cottage. See him on an evening
like this, sitting out on the front
piazza reading the' evening news to
her who sits by his side, watching
the little year-old toddler playing at
his feet with his kitten. Their
hearts beat as one, and more love,
joy and happiness than this cannot
be realized this side of that celestial
city, not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens. Ask this man if
marriage is a failure, a consummation
of love aud affection, and he will
tell you : ' Marriage is the begin
ning of a man's happiness, almost a
taste of the beatitudes of heaven
itself.' Go ask that man whose wife
sits up until after 12 o'clock at night,
sewing for his and their children's
support, while he is asleep, dreaming
of some romantic event in his boy
hood days, if marriage is a failure?
It was indeed a fortunate success
with him."
It is right pleasant to read the
evening news, even though a lady
is not near by. But to see a little
"year-old toddler" play with a kitten
dosn't seem to contain much pleasure.
The cat might scratch the baby
and scatter its hair about the child's
clothes. " Their hearts beat as one."
We don't think that it is right' to
allow a child and a cat to get so
intimate and in love with each other
as to cause their hearts "to beat as
1 one. A. man mat wouiu ne asieep,
dreaming of boyhood's foolishness,
while his poor wife was sewing for
a support for her family till after 12
o'clock, is a miserable wretch. Is
marriage a success in his case ?
"And again, to "prove that mar
nage is not a failure: L,ook at a
man when his wife dies ; he goes
home from her grave, and the first
thought that occurs to him is this
'I can't live without a wife ; where
will I find me another one?' Now
if he is not a possessor of a 'dudish'
suit of clothes, he next thinks:
' Where will be the" best place to
purchase me a fashionable suit of
clothes; I can't get along without
them.' So he goes to the city- next
week, and dikes himself out in a
new suit, buys himself a new buggy,
and when you see him at church on
the following Sunday you would
not know him at all if it was not
for the string of crape on his new
silk beaver. Just watch him smil
tng from the lef t .corner of his eye
at ' Mrs. Spooney.'
" Daisy " is too hard on the wid
owers ! Does it take a dudish suit of
clothes and a new buggy to win the
affection of a woman, " Daisy " ?
You do a great injustice to the good
and true women to intimate such
A girl, whose affection can be won
with a dude's suit and new buggy is
not the one to prove that " marriage
is not a failure." "Smiling from
the left corner of his eye !" Good
ness, " Daisy, "you have located the
" corners " of the eye and made it
to " smile " what a discovery !
" He will be married in less than
six months. Now if marriage is a
failure, why is-it that he wants to
do the same thing over again ? Some
may say, well, it's because, he has a
large family of children, and can't
be without a wife to help him care
for them. But stop! my friend;
this man's wife did not die until two
years after his baby. They marry
just simply because they know how
much happier their lives were after
marriage than before.
" When a man invests $75,000 in a
gold mine, and digs for months and
years, and finds nothing but sand
rock, and loses every red copper in
vested, will that man ever invest
anything in a gold mine again ? No
indeed, he will not. It will make
him sick at the stomach to hear the
word " gold-mine." Now it seems to
me a failure in one thing would be
just the same as in any other. Why
should it not ?"
- There now ! This is a stunner.
It is true that a man seldom invests
$75,000 in a gold mine the second
time, but occasionally he'll" spend
$3.00 for license for a second mar
riage in order, to keep up the fash
" Can you tell me why it is that
it is always an old bachelor or a fit
subject for the insane asylum that
tries to prove that marriage is a
failure ? I am anxious to know."
Why, " Daisy" ! you are excited.
If you have such a clear case you
should not say such hard things. An
" old bachelor " or a " fit subject for
asylum " I " Daisy " you are mad.
"Well, now, suppose we visit a
bachelor's den and see if we can find
'single blessedness' any more of a
success than the young man we left
reading the news to his wife. There
is one, right across the street. I see
him now." - - ....
You seem to be interested in this
bachelor to watch him so closely.
" He is in the garden picking peas
for dinner."
How many married men pick
peas i
" You know bachelors always do
their own cooking. Do let's slip in
without his seeing us. Horrors of
horrors ! ! ! The dogs and cats are
on the bed which has not been made
these many months."
"Daisy," you are inconsistent.
You thought it so nice to see a beau-
iful little child playing with a
kitten, but it is horrible to see a man
have a cat.
" His silk, beaver is on the meal
Some married people don't have
meal barrels.
"His shoes on the bureau, his
comb and brush on the floor but
there there on the mantle ! What
is it ? Why, it is the picture' of a
beautiful girl, in a silk plush frame,
buried back there in a mass of rub
bish with a pair of socks he has
worn no less than two months, hang
ing over it"
Socks ought to last two months
or more. Do you expect him to buy
a new pair every week ?
" But come, let's go, the odor from
this place is giving me a fearful
headache. Now you go ask the
inmate of that room if marriage is
a failure and he will unhesitatingly
reply, 'Yes, a complete failure. No
body but a fanatic ever said it was
" Daisy," has a powerful strong
imagination. We have seen several
bachelors' rooms and we know her
description to be a poor one. " Head
ache," didn't your head ache?
"Of course happiness ia not the
result of all marriages, but that
doesn't make it a failure any more
than a man who has been for a num
berof years a member of the church,
when-found drunk on the streets,
makes religion a failure.
" Old bachelors and old maids and
a few" hen-pecked husbands are the
class of people that are constantly
commenting on the sumect, 'Is
marriage a failure ?' "
You have them " spotted," have
you ? "Old bachelors, old maids and
hen-pecked husbands." What kind
of a wife do yon call that one that
has to sew for a living while her
husband "lies asleep and dreaming. I
" I will leave you by saying that
marriage is a failure with none but
those that are married in name only,
and those who can't find any one
who will marry them. 1 will admit.
' brother Bony,' that it is a failure to
that extent."
" Daisy," you have thrown con
siderable "light" on the subject.
We hope that you may again con
tribute an article to the press upon
this perplexing question. Suppose
you tell at what age the young should
ma.ry, what they should be worth
before entering upon such a life,
how to "dress" in order to win,
what kind of a buggv to buy Co
lumbus, Cincinnati, or an " II.M. T."
. and ventilate the subject in such
a manner as you may deem proper.
This is a national, yes universal,
question. Turn on the lights.
Now, really! do you think mar
riage a success ?
Uad an Object.
Detroit Free Press.
" My friend," he said, as he entered
a shoe maker shop on Gratiot avenue,
"I should like to sing you a song."
"How much you charge ?" -
"Not a red cent." .
" Vhas it a nice song ?"
" Very nice. I am sure you will
be pleased with it."
The man drew a long breath and
started off. It was a awful noise.
It was intended to lift the shoemaker
right off his bench. It did so, and
after the first verse he said :
" Maype you haf some object ?"
" I have, my dear sir. While I
don't charge any thing for singing
I do charge twenty-five cents to stop."
"I see ; vhell, I vos going down to
Springingwells' for dis afternoon.
While I doan' sharge you to come in,
I make you pay feefty cents to get
And he stepped out and locked
the door, and for two hours the
itinerant talked with an inquiring
public through a broken pane of
glass, and freely acknowledged that
there are better games than his.
He Fought at Winchester.
Judge Phillips, who held Forsyth
court, told The Sentinel a pathetic
incident which occurred at the last
term of Surry court. It beautifully
illustrates the tender sympathy of
one soldier for another' who has been
In the case of the State vs John
Stuart, indictment for larceny, the
prisoner appeared in the court room,
shuffling along, scarcely able to walk.
He wore a soiled check shirt, a very
much worn suit and a battered hat.
Appearing as State witnesses were
two well dressed, sleek-looking men,
who clearly showed by their looks
that they were determined to send
the old man to the penitentiary if
"Has the prisoner any counsel?"
asked Judge Phillips.
"I have none, your Honor," auswt r-
ed Stuart. "I am a poor man, una
ble to hire an attorney."
The Judge saw by the man's looks
that this was an unusual case and
said: "Well, go on and tell your
"Well sir, I was in the Confederate
army, and at the battle of Winches
ter I was shot through both hips.
Since then it has been exceedingly
hard for me to support myself. I
went to work for this man last year
and worked eight months, upon his
promise to board and clothe me and
to pay me what my services were
worth. During that time he paid me
ten cents, with which I bought to
bacco. At the end of eight months
he refused to pay me any money and
retuseu. to give me any clotnes, say
ing that my services were worthless.
Then, your Honor, I went into his
ward-robe, took-a suit of clothes to
hide my nakedness and left. He had
me indicted for larceny and I have
been in jail ever since."
As the old man finished, a hushed
murmur of indignation was heard
throughout the court-room.
"You say you were shot at Winches
ter ?" asked Judge Phillips, who was
himself an officer in that splendid
and memorable charge.
. "Yes, sir."
"Were you in the second charge, to
the left on the other side of the
The prisoner's face brightened
"Yes," he said, "1 was tnere, in
Rhodes' division and was shot while
crossing the ravine just below the
The Judge was satisfied that the
old veteran was telling the truth,but
to be certain he called the State's
H Inle tlie witness was giving in
his testimony, which was to the ef
fect that the old man's story was
about right but that he refused to
pay him anything because hii ser
vices were worthless, Stuart leaned
over to Solicitor Settle. "Mr. Set
tie," he said, "your father and I were
friends. I lived in Rockingham
county and your father persuaded
me to enlist in his company. I re
ceived my wound while following
him. Since then it has been a hard
struggle for me to keep out of tire
By this time Judge Phillips, So
licitor Settle and everybody else in
the court-room was satisfied that the
old soldier had been pitilessly perse
cuted and the faces of the on-lookers
showed the deepest pity aud sympa
thy for the unfortunate man and the
blackest indignation for his heart
less employer.
"Mr. Solicitoi," said the Judge,
"change your bill of indictment
from larceny to tresspass." This
was willingly done by Mr. Settle.
' "Now," he continued, "judgment
is suspended and the prisoner is dis
charged." Scarcely had the last word been
spoken before every man in the room
applauded, and great tears were seen
rolling down the cheeks of strong
men. A similiar scene, Judge Phil
lips tells us, he ha3 never seen in the
As the old man who, half an hour
before had been friendless, hobbled
out of the court-room, hundreds of
men drew around him to shake his
hand. Our townsman, Hon. W. B.
Glenn, volunteered his services to se
cure a pension; Mr. Ilollyfield offer
ed him a position as miller and in
less than five minutes a haudsome
purse of money was made up to buy
the old soldier a comfortable suit of
Needless to add, he was almost
overcome with gratitude, and to his
dying day he will bless the memory
of his old comrade-in-arm, and his
generous, new-found friends.
Copper money 'first made its ap
pearance in England in 1C09.
job -woirik:
In Paris they call inventor Edison
"The King of Light.
10,000 lives were lost last week by
a hurricane at Hong Kong, China.
The smaller the pocket-book, th
more important a dollar will make
it look.
Evil talkers should be arrested for
carrying concealed weapons in their
The nun who runs from a bum
ble bee may show great courage when
fighting with a lion.
Slander is like a conversation over
a telephone in that you can never
hear but one side of the story.
The Semi-Centennial Celebration
of the Virginia Military Institute
will be held in July 3rd and 4th.
Heurie Matheu, 101 years old, one
of Napoleon's veterans, died in a
squalid New York tenement Tues
"Show me a man who rides a veloci
pede or bicycle and I'll show you a
case of spinal ' complaint," saya Dr.
It i3 the opinion of all those who
come in contract with Coporal Tan
ner that his manners have been sadly
The Hon. Thomas F. Bayard is
in ffice again as a commissioner to
settle the Delaware-Maryland bound
ary question.
The sheriff at Troy, N. Y., put a
prisoner in charge of his horse, and
the prisoner naturally trotted off
with the animal.
The war records show that almost
4,000 Union soldiers deserted dur
ing the war, while 2G7 were caught
tried and executed.
A ton of rope made of the hair of
devout women of Japan has been
used in building a $3,000,000 temple
to Buddha at Kioto.
Mrs. Spurgeon, wife of the cele
brated London preacher, sends books
to poor country clergymen and
bonnets to their wives.
They are making fun of a Buffalo
judge for calling a double-barreled,
gun a "two-shooter." It's all in
English as she is spoke.
Mr. Pulver, of Vineland. N. J.,
has eaten an egg every day for the
last half century. Up to date he
has pulverized 1,521 dozen.
Every week some American falls
heir to $3,000,000 of English money,
but somehow you never hear of the
money being paid over.
Col. W. W. Chilton, aged 44, a
Virginian by birth, for fifteen years
on- the Louisville Cou rier-Journa
staff, has just died from overwork.
Only one person in every 50,000 of
the population dies in his bed when
asleep, and there is little excuse for
lying awake and worrying about it.
Disappointed office-seekers, walk
ing home from Washington, are re
minded that the blackberry patches
Will soon be doing business at the
old stand.
John Bright, one of the greatest
Englishmen of the Victorian reign,
who lately died, left an estate of $440,
000. Mr. Gladstone is also well off
as to money.
In Niagara county, N. Y., farms
sold at $100 per acre fifteen years
ago. They can now be bought at
from $40 to $G0, and almost every
one in the country is for sale.
Always deduct about four years
from the age of a veteran claiming
to be 120 years old. Medical science
has no record of a person in this
country living beyond 102 years.
Dr. Lyinon Abbott, Henry Ward
Beacher's successor, create quiet a
sensation in Brooklyn the other day
by declaring his belief that a person
could repent for a sin after he ii
Searching Small Boy Daddy, why
didn't he tell a lie when his father
asked him about the cherry tree?
Cynical Parent Hum, guess he was
getting one ready, boy, but s'pose he
hadn't time to hatchet
Cynics say : "Friendship is a good
thing but it has no market price "
Mile. Hortensc Leduc, of Montreal,
knows better. She has just been left
$4,000,000 by the will of a rich
Frenchman, as a token of fritndship.
It will take from $500,000 to
$1,000,000 to repair the damage to
the Chesapeake and Ohio canal caused
by the flood. It is virtually gone as
a water way, and the general impres
sion is that the end of the canal ha9
In Holland an unmarried woman
always takes. the right arm of her
escort, and the married woman the
left. At a church wedding the bride
enters the edifice on the right arm of
the groom, an4 goes out on the left
side of her husband.
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