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Tv Oue Who Asked me “What is (he
BY GOOSEBEBRY GREENE.
First, to be a woman—then to love
With all a woman's heart,
Some creature who ’neath form divine,
Still hides the basest art.
Go give the heart’s first trust and faith,
The grace and bloom of early years,
To one fond hope, then find its end
In blackest night and bitter tears.
Go know the lips whose lightest touch
Brought dreams of heavens own bliss,
Were only pressed to ours like those
That gave a Judas-kiss.
To meet the cold averted eyes
Where once but love-liglit shone,
To beg a crust for starving heart.
And like a dog be fi'Jn , a .tone.
Go find the best of life and youth
In wrong and sorrow slip away,
To pass the night in sad heart-throes,
In gloom our fairest day.
And thus to drag through years and years
Of grievous woe aud blight,
No hand to guide the weary way,
No star of love or hope to light.
And still to love though faith be gone,
And to the author of this ruin cling,
Who walks the earth in careless mirth—
Ah! this I think the “saddest thing.”
August 19, 1875.
“The Course of True Love.”
BY ANTHONY E. ANDERSON.
Miss Majendie stares thoughtfully
beneath her broad-brimmed summer
hat. She is sitting on the beach,
and every little while she makes a
sweeping little curve in the wet sand
with her parasol, scarcely aware ot the
fact herself, she is thinking so deeply.
It is not at all Miss Majendie’s usual
custom to be sitting so very quietly by
herself, so let us take advantage of the
opportunity, and find out what she is
In the first place, she is tall and
graceful; we are quite sure of that, even
though she is sitting on the ground.
Just now you may declare her a very
sober and thoughtful young lady,
though you may change your mind,
perhaps, half an hour from now.
The face is straight and fair, and
delicately cut. The eyes are a deep
winebrown; the dark-fringed lids have
a way of drooping over them every few
moments, which is very bewildering.
The mouth is small and rose-red, half
inclined to be always smiling, half in
clined to take a haughty curve. Alto
gether, there is an air about Miss
(Cecillia Majendie which is very be
At last Miss Majendie wakes to a
realization of the facts that the bathers
are leaving the beach, and that the din
ner hour is drawing nigh.
As she rises to her feet, preparatory
to sauntering toward the Arctic House,
she finds that the spot upon which she
stands is surrounded with innumerable
C’s, which she had traced in the sand
with her parasol.
Feeling half vexed with herself,
Cecilia deliberately steps on them to
obliterate all signs of her having been
there. The disinterested observer may
think the letters were scrawled there
because C is the initial letter of Cecilia’s
name; but the disinterested observer is
apt to be very much mistaken.
If Oarrol Whitting had seen those
letters, I think ho would have been
quite conceited enough to declare that
C stood for Carrol, and not for Cecilia.
The Arctic House is certainly not a
misnomer, for the dining-room of the
hotel ia deliciously coo) and breezy, not
withstanding the sultriness of the day
There has been anew arrival—Miss
Majendie can see that at a glance as
she enters; for the guests of the Arctic
have an expectant, wide-awake look
generally absent in this dull summer
resort, where the greatest sensations
looked forward to with boundless joy
are weekly picnics and the arrivals of
Carrol Whiting, of all men, hand
some careless, distingue as ever! Cecilia
bites her rose-red under lip with vexa
tion, and wonders what in the world
brought him here now, when he knows
how much her aunt, Mrs. Carmichael,
is set againt him.
Carrol makes an involuntary step
forward as she comes up; but she
sweeps calmly by without so much as
looking at him.
She wishes to show him that she is
very much displeased with him, indeed
—to punish him for tagging her here.
Besides, Mrs. Carmichael is watching
them intently, anything but pleased at
seeing Carrol Whiting at the Arctic.
Cecilia chats gaily with her neighbor,
a vivicious little Frenchman, while
Carrol glowers fiercely at them from
the other side of the table, to the in
tense amusement of Cecilia’s frienls,
who know, or think they know, all
about this charming little romance from
real life being played before them.
Mrs. Carmichael is highly delighted
to think that C is commencing to show
a little sense at last—that she has given
that penniless upstart, Carrol Whiting,
the cut direct. For Mrs. Carmichael
is very rich, and Cecilia Majendie is
sole heiress to the boundless Carmichael
acres and endless bank account.
“The course of true love never did
run smooth,’' it is said, and this truth
poor Cecilia learns, when Mrs. Car
michael discovers her penchant for
Mrs. Carmichaol declares, with cold,
cutting displeasure on her fair, aristo
cratic face, that she will cut Cis off
without a shilling, if she marries Carrol
Whiting. Then she dismisses the sub-
ject without further words, and takes
her niece with her to the seaside.
I suppose if Cis Majendie had been
the heroine of a novel, she would have
flown to her lover on the wings of love
and married him on the spot, not be
stowing one mercenary thought on the
cool million of dollars she was leaving
But I must be candid, however
ashamed I feel of my heroine, and say
that she does nothing of the kind. Be
ing a modern nineteen century girl, she
has a very sensible idea of the value of
She loves Carrol dearly,but she loves
the good things of this life also. She
means to keep her lover, and she means
to have the money, too, if that be pos
After dinner Mrs. Carmichael retired
to her room for her accustomed nap, and
Cis goes out for a gams of croquet.
She knows that Carrol will follow her,
but is apparently deeply absorbed in an
interested contemplation of the stripes
on her mallet when he comes up.
“Miss Majendie,” he says, in a low
voice, full of jealous pain and suppress
“Why, Mr. Whiting; is that really
yon?” says Cis, lifting her exquisite
vivant face, and flashing those bewild
ering eyes at him. “This is indeed a
surprise!” in an abominally formal
“And not an agreeable surprise, eith
er, it seems.” says Carrol, furiously
gnawing his blonde mustache.
As if mentally debating the question,
Cis gazes thoughtfully at the dainty
boot peeping from beneath the white
flounces of her dress, but says nothing.
“Who is that impudent fellow over
there staring at ns?” says Carrol,
irrelevantly, growing more furiously
jealous every moment.
Cis looks at him surprisedly.
“This is Mr. Perry,” she says,
sweetly. “He is just too charming for
anything. Very rich, too. Don’t you
think him handsome? Would you
like an introduction?”
“No !” bursts forth Carroll to both
these questions, conceiving on the spot
a deadly hatred for the young man so
favored by the gods. “He looks like
a conceited pig, and 1 wouldn’t know
him for worlds! Cissy,” less excitedly
and very miserably, “you don’t like
him so very much, do you?”
Cis deliberates, while Carroll stands
before her like an anxious culprit,
every moment expecting his death
“Well—no,” she says slowly, “I
never said I liked him very much, did
I?” Then she laughs softly. “Car
rol, what a silly goose yon are!”
Carrol gazes at her ripturously, and
looks as if she had paid him an unparal
“And now, please go away,” says
Cis, cruelly dashing his sudden happi
ness. “If aunty sees us together I’m
sure I don’t know what’ll happen. Be
sides, every one is looking at us,
thinking, no doubt, that you are anew
specimen of th 6 genus lunatic. Mr.
Berry has heard every word you said.
“Mr. Berry he hanged !” muttered
Carrol, striding, disconsolated down
toward the beach.
“Poor Carrol 1 ” thinks Cis, tenderly.
“I can’t imagine what he finds to love
in mercenary little me. How impru
dent of him to come here ! He may
spoil all with his impetuous jealousy.
But I won’t marry him without aunty’s
consent!” closing her rosy red lips
Courage, Carrol ! Mrs. Carmich
ael’s consent is to come mnch sooner
than you expect, and in a manner you
do not dream of.
The very next day Carrol is strolling
along the beach, feeling very ill used
indeed, and thinking it would he a
great relief if he could only hate the
mercenary girl he loves so much.
But somehow he has only loving
thoughts of the girl who has stolen his
heart, though the knowledge of how
almost hopeless his love is makes him
Mrs. Carmichael’s party are bathing,
and as Carrol watches Cis, he thinks
she looks like a sea nymph.
Poor Carrol is very far gone indeed,
and does not see any incongrnily in a
sea nymph wearing a baggy bathing
Then something happens which
might have ended in a sorrowful
tragedy. Mrs. Carmichael ventures a
trifle too far out alone, and is imme
diately thrown off her feet by the cur
She utters a low wail of terror,
which seems to paralyze the rest of the
party. Only Carrol has presence of
mind enough to dash into the water,
and bring her, almost unconscious, to
Of course he is lionized and made
much of at the Arctic—thongh driven
to desperation by their attentions, he
declares again and again that it is only
what any one of Mrs. Carmichael’s
party would have done the next mo
ment, if he had permitted them the op
Bat, though he hates to be praised,
he is in the seventh heaven of delight
when Cis takes him by the hand, with
greatiul tears on her dark lashes.
Of course yon can guess the sequel.
Mrs. Carmichael summons her niece
and Carrol the next day, and declares
that if Ois doesn’t, within three months,
marry tbo man who saved her life, not
a penny of her money shall she have.
And our mercenary little heroine
tells Carrol that she can’t bear to lose
so much money becauso of the slight
I incumbrance he will be; and o—she
Written for the Republican.
Rcmiuisences of Alabama.
In the year 184- there lived in Mont
gomery a boot maker whom wo shall
call Joe Waxwell, a man of some en
dowment, but given to periodical spells
of profligacy and when “fighting the
Tiger” as he termed his sprees, he
would quote poetry, rant dramatically,
and personate the deep Tragedian and
vent his wit on any one who aspired to
poke fun at him. When the Tiger got
his last dime he went to work and a
more refined and intellectual man never
adorned the humble walks of life. His
majestic forehead seemed the dwelling
place of philosophy but the sparkle of
wit and humor in his bluish grey eyes
made him the opposite of Diogenes to
the beholder. The pungency of his
feelings hurried him at times into ex
pressions of impudence and ho set at
defiance every human^concem.
In the same place there lived a man
by the name of Tom Rutterwell, a tra
der and speculator, who aspired to move
in the best society. The expression of
his countenance seemed to say “give me
money” and he would brood on many
a scheme to obtain it, until his face be
came haggard. He was a church mem
ber, paid his dues promptly which went
tar to strengthen the weak points in his
character. Ho was unscrupulous,
rapacious aud seldom kept his word.
Lavater would not have admired his
semi pug nose and half pugnacious in
quisitive down cast look. He certainly
did possess some good qualities but he
very seldom exercised them. Waxwell
said he had a secret groove in his tongue
which would let a lie slip out be
fore he was aware of it, He had made
a free use of every bankrupt law and
more tlianjone assignment, who ever lost
his receipt was doomed to pay his bill
twice. He knew how to “do” up an
administrator de bonus non, for he
would leave but little grease in the
“cracklin.” Waxwell made him a pair
of fine boots per order, and being but
slightly acquainted with him gave
credit for thirty days. During that
time he took an insolvent debtors oath.
Waxwell saw him passing his door
and kindly invited him in to the shop
for the purpose of trying anew boot
last which he had purchased,for lie had
a pair of boots to make just like his
and the old last had split in two.
“Certainly” said Rutterwell,he pull
ed off the right boot and handed it to
the boot maker who proceeded at once
to drive in the last and fastened it with
a spike in the heel, and set it back of
his bench. Then looking him blandly
in the face said:
“It just lacks ten dollars of being the
best fit I ever saw, have you that much
money about you?”
“What do you mean?” asked Rut
terwell, “you know I’m broke and
haven’t got a dollar in the world.”
Then you can’t get the boot! said
“You can go to the devil!” said Rut
terwell in a rage.
I’d like to break a jug of salvation
on your head so that you could go to
heaven like a purified scoundrel,” re
plied the man of leather with a grin.
“Do you attack my character, do you
presume to insinuate that I am not a
gentlemau!” shaking his fist in great
A ten dollar bill on the bank of
Montgomery, Caliawba.or Wetumpka,
will redeem your boot and I will give
your character credit for that amount,
It will look bad to see you limping
home on one boot and one of your eyes
in mourning. Produce or git! I can
sell that boot to some honest one leged
nigger said Wax well.
Here a fight ensued, a genuine old
fashioned Alabama bite, kick, knock
and gouge began, and in two minutes
Rutterwell found himself doubled up in
the street gutter with the shop door
closed in his face.
The boot maker took further ven
geance on him in lampoons, and a few
days thereafter the following was pasted
on the Post office door:
Here lies a compound of treeherous lust
Who broke every vow and betray’d every
In a business like way he had courage to steal
And wormed round the truth with the tail
of an eel,
His word and his bond were worthless, Alas!
As the worn out pedigree of a jackass,
On bis knees in the church, or the arms of a
His devotional ardor would always retrench,
Crafty and cunning, deceitful and bland
He wermed himself in with the best of the
A bankrupt in morais—a bankrupt in law
His small ’possum eyes craved wliat ever
On both sides of every question he stood,
An abortion of all that was honest and good
The devil himself in his slippery way
Had to lump him at last and take him for
Ah ha! quoth the friend, his soul is so small
Through the cross bars of hell lie can easily
I’m sick of my bargain, I know very well
That Tom will corrupt all the morals of hell.
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Lost Vitality and Manhood, and kindred
troubles, guaranteeing speedy and complete
destoration of health and manly vigor. Ad
dress as above. N. B.—No risk is incurred
as thirty da vs’ trial is allowed.
“How do You Manage,” said a lady to
cr friend, “to appear happy all the time?”,
‘I always have P arker’s Ginger Tonic han
dy,” was the reply, and thus keep myself
and family in good hoalth. When lam woll
I always feel good natured.” Seeothercol
| FOUR DOLLARS TER ANNUM.
Written for the Republican.
The Fathers Looking Glass; Or,
Intemperance from a Phy
Brandy, brandy, bane of life,
Spring of tumult, source of strife,
If our wives could half tby causes tell,
Our wives would wish thee safe in hell.
Such is nearly the language of Horry
when Marion’s men captured the tories
brandy keg and lost the battle. I don’t
know that ladies ever curse, at least I
never heard one give audable expression
to a vulgar or profane thought; but I
think that if they knew of all the evils
that flow from the use of alcohol in its
varied forms, and understood the laws
of physiology, and the science of the
soul as well as the patriarch Jacob did
when he set up his striped poles with
their hideous stains and Bplotches at
his cattles drinking stalls, they would
be provoked when the door latch moved
at a late hour of the night to take the
advice of Job’s wife and curse a little
and sink into eternal oblivion rather than
feel the embrace of a habitual drunkard.
From a physiological standpoint we
see clearly that social reform in the
habits and customs of society is an im
portant factor in the temperance move
ment. The laws governing, cause and
effect obtain in the science of physiology
and of mind as well as in the natural
sciences. An imperfect grain of wheat
cannot produce a healthy plant, nor can
an iceberg give heat to a freezing body
nor stand undiminished under the pene
trating rays of the sun in a torrid zone.
Cause and effect is the result of a law
that pervades the universe of mind aud
matter whether on earth or in heaven.
Cod so ordained it for a wise and be
nevolent purpose. A knowledge of this
law directs man in all of his movements
through the varied departments of life
from the selection of tho tiny mustard
seed up to the high and responsible
privilege of choosing the wife of his
bosom. No woman with a knowledge
of the perfect operation of this divine
law would ever choose as a companion
for life a man characterized by moral
deformity or mental imbecility, and yet
there is but a single remove in the legiti
mate result, whether the condition is
from natural causes or habitual drunken
ness. Aud here I am impressed to
sound the key note of alarm and enun
ciate the hible truth that the transcend
ant goodness and wisdom of God arose
to a climax when he ordained that a
perfect shoot should not spring from an
imperfect stock. “As we sew so shall
we reap.” If we sew to tho whirlwind
we shall reap the tornado. Physical
imperfection produces its kind aud men
tal and moral forces their kind. The
laws of cause and effect must obtain or
the justice and goodness of Cod sinks
from view and man is left upon the sea
of life without an incentive to virtue,
morality or sobriety. But when wo
know that tho offspring is a mirror that
reflects the image of the ancester aud
shows to the world the secret move
ments of the soil, even in the absence
of overt action the parent rises to the
highest effort of the human will to con
trol his wants and keep his passions
within due bounds. And here allow
me to suggest that God has instituted
no law for the government of men that
is not universal on earth and obtain in
heaven. God himself is not exempt
from this wonderful law as was clearly
exemplified in the advent and harmo
nious characteristics of Christ the Son
of God. In Christ we find the humili
ty, the tenderness and virtues of the
Virgin Mary, while he inherited the
brightness of the father’s glory, and the
express image of liis person. Oh, grand
and sublime truth of heaven! Thou
great incentive to parental virtues!
Thou protector of childhood from men
tal, moral and physical imperfections!
Why will not the mothers of future
generations not study tho laws of mind
and the science of the soul? Why not
listen to the voice of nature and weigh
well the language of Christ: “He that
hath seen me hath seen the father. I
and the father are one.” Mark here
the identity of the father and the son,
aud learn that as Christ is the mirror
through which the divine image and the
glory of God is reflected and made
manifest to the world. So is posterity
a true reflector of a mother’s virtues or
a father’s sins. How natural then and
painful the cry of anguish that rends
the chords of sympathy and love when
a sinning father looks upon tho face of
a drunken son, bereft of honor, morals
and reason, struggling to brake the
well forged chains that binds him to a
drunkard’s fate. How appropriate the
language of David, whose thirst for
power and dominion were inherited by
Absolum, and led him to dishonor and
death. “Oh, Abßolum, my son, my
son, would to God I had died for thee.”
Your innocence and my guilt like Mc-
Beth’s ghost ever rise up before me. It
was I that engendered the love of do
minion that prepared the heart to con
ceive the disloyal thought and nerved
the arm to strike for power. Through
my ignorance I forged the bonds of
iniquity. In embryo the mind and
heart were plastic, the laws of heredity
were potent and the character was form
ed for evil.
Such is a feeble illustration of the
force of habits and culture when under
the influence of the laws of heredity.
Every act and thought, whether sensual
or chaste, is indelibly stamped upon the
plastic mind and heart of posterity to be
reflected upon the world eitheptiTglo
rify or damn the ancester both here and
hereafter. The fiat is gone forth that
the sins of tho father shall he visited
upon the children even to the third and
the fourth generation. The law is holy,
just and good, and is as unchangeable
as Cod himself. Lacox.