[For The Sunny South.]
THE BEACON A WIFE LIT.
BY C. WOODWARD HUTSON'.
She gazed upon the swelling sea.
She dared its white lips' foaming mark,
She shuddered for its tenantry
Each time she heard its fearsome hark.
Xot many men can look from peak.
Sheer down upon the spitting waves,
With steadfast eye and rosy cheek.
Unrecking of the storm that raves.
But she, the tender wifely flower,
That had not felt a bitter breeze,
And had been sheltered from the shower,
Tho' shrinking, watched the snarling seas.
She listened with a throbbing heart,
She faced unscared the frantic blast,
And to the rock’s outjutting part
Her soft, round arms kept clinging fast.
And oh! but when through blinding rain,
That came at last, she could not see,
How glad she was to know the plain.
So tossed, must now less turbid be.
The rain beat down the billowed surge.
The storm at sea grew far less wild,
But in the darkness, on the verge
Of rocks embattled—Frank and child!
She knew not what to do, and wrung
Her wet hands in her doubting sore;
For word of warning, screamed or sung
To reach the boat,—too loud the roar!
At last a thought flashed through her brain,
That straightway was a deed as well:
She ran up through the pelting rain,
And fired the house that crown’d the swell.
Her home—the home her Frank had made
Their happy haunt since bridal days!
The home so sweet for light and shade—
The home of Berry’s blithesome ways!
’Twas sad for her's to be the hand
Should lay that blessed dwelling low;
But beacon-light to show the laud
Would save with sacrificial glow.
She did not pause a tear to shed;
With busy hand she plied the torch,
And.not until her bridal bed
Was blazing, felt her heart the scorch.
High shot the flames and lit the shore,
Kan up a pine that topped the grove,
And kept ablaze an hour or more,
Till Frank put in the sheltered cove.
Then Sadie said one word to God
In thankfulness for boon so great.
And sank down on the rain-soaked sod
Just as the boat gave up its freight.
ment. where he had a larger experience than as [For The Sunny South.]
its Chief Commissary. Foley’s Statue of Stonewall Jackson.
After \\ llmington was occupied by the Feder-
als, he projected the Columbia and Augusta Rail- by j. l.-hall.
road, as a means of increasing the facilities of
supplies and shortening the line of communica
tion between the armies of Generals Lee and
Johnston, respectively at Richmond and Dalton,
the East Tennessee and Virginia line being also
in possession of the Federals. To the govern
ment he appealed for aid in this truly patriotic
work, with some assurance of co-operation. Rut
Forty Tlionsantl People Assembled—Magnif
icent Ceremonies—“ Stonewall Brigade ”—
Mrs. Jackson and “Little Jnlia'’—Address
by Gov. Kemper—Oration by Dr. Hoge.
Just after the death of Jackson, a number of
gentlemen, headed by Hon. Beresford Hope,
M. P., formed themselves into an association for
the waning fortunes of the Confederacy rendered the purpose of having a statue of the distin-
i tti imc Hnurnrur lil'ivotii unf ornvicD • .1 J a A — il
this impossible. However, private enterprise
! subscribed about §1,000,000 in Confederate cur-
i rency. This he invested in cotton and saved
about one thousand bales, and sold it for about
; §170,000. with which he built the Columbia and
Augusta Railroad of eighty-five miles, costing
in greenbacks over §2,000,000. When he c«m-
..uished Virginian made, to be presented to the
Confederate States of America. They secured
the services of Foley, the greatest artist of Great
Britain. Just after he finished the plaster model
of the statue, the Confederacy fell.
Matters remained at a stand-still until the year
1872. when the Association of the Army of North-
menced this work in January. I860, he had not | ern Virginia, Fitzhugli Lee being president,
means enough in all to build the Savannah and beard that some inquiries were being made in
Congaree bridges, which alone cost over $200,- re gard to the statue, and that steps were being
OUR PORTRAIT GALLERY.
COLONEL WILLIAM JOHNSTON,
Of Charlotte, Xorth Carolina.
By two o’clock, business was generally sus- j half feet in diameter. Next to this is a block
pended. Then came the rush for the upper j eight and a half feet square and one and a half
windows of the business houses along the line J high, cut in two parts. On this rests another
of march. These were soon bright with sunny : block four feet three inches square and two and
faces. | a half feet high. This supports the block which
At the head of the procession rode Gen. Joseph bears the inscription. This block is highly pol-
E. Johnston. Cheer after cheer greeted him as ished, and like that on which it rests, is finished
he rode along the street. Gen. W. H. F. Lee off with a heavy moulding. Around the edge of
was in command of the cavalry. Nearly all of
the infantry troops in the State were in line.
The cadet corps of the Virginia Military Insti
tute, and the battalion from the Agricultural and
Mechanical College were also here. From their
constant practice, these two battalions were able
to make the best show of all the military. Just
behind the uniformed soldiers came the remnant
of the old “Stonewall Brigade.” Ah! how the
eyes of all turned towards these battle-scarred
veterans who, under this valiant leader, defended
our homes and our families ! Under those ragged
coats, under those tattered garments, there
doubtless still beat, as there used to beat in the
sad, sad days of trial and of privation, hearts
stout and brave and fond. As I gazed upon those
war-worn veterans, I looked with confidence into
the future, and pictured to myself the time when
these men, grown old and lioary-beaded, shall
rock their children’s children to sleep with won
drous tales of “ Stonewall” Jackson—with thrill
ing stories of the knightly valor of the noble
chieftain. Next to the military came the various
civic societies, too numerous to mention in de
tail. Then came the carriages, containing many
of the disabled soldiers in attendance, officers of
the Confederate army and State and city officials.
A platform of considerable size had been built
within a few yards of the statue. This, as well
as the Washington Monument, was tastefully set
off with evergreens. The seats on this platform
were reserved for distinguished visitors and for
The ceremonies of inauguration were opened
with prayer by Bishop Doggett, of the Southern
Methodist Church. After the prayer, Governor
Kemper made an address, taking about fifteen
minutes’ time. It was undoubtedly one of the
finest speeches I ever listened to. All through
the circular base are thirty-two posts; a hanging
chain connects these posts, forming a plain but
pretty fence, which is bronzed to suit the statue.
The inscription, which is as follows, is cut in
raised letters and gilded, and is distinct enough
to be read at a considerable distance:
Presented by English Gentlemen as a
Tribute of Admiration for the
Soldier and Patriot,
THOMAS J. JACKSON,
And Gratefully Accepted by Virginia in
The name of the Southern People.
Done A. D. 1875,
In the Hundredth Year of the Commonwealth.
“Look! thebe is Jackson stasding like a stone wall.”
Robert Von Mohl, political economist, is dead.
It is said that the first brigade of the National
Guards will escort the Crown Prince to the Cen
Caleb Cushing says that five years from now
the United States will have a population of fifty
General Garfield, of Ohio, will move a repeal
of the last newspaper postage law when Con
Dr. H. H. Carlton, of the Athens Daily Geor
gian, has changed his excellent journal to an
Mrs. General Sherman is the leading spirit in
the Indian Catholic Missionary Association,
Mrs. C. A. Warfield has out a new book enti-
nnesi speeches i ever usieneu io. aii iiirougu ; tled ..Hester Howard’s Temptation.” We have
the North it has been highly complimented, and ucd seen a copv
well it deserves the compliments bestowed.
Space does not, of course, allow me to give it in
full, and although it is often unjust to give only
a short extract from a thing of this kind, I can
not forbear quoting bis dosing words:
“Let this statue stand, with its mute elo
quence, to inspire our children with patriotic
iervor, and to maintain the prolific power of the
Commonwealth in bringing forth men as of old.
Mr. John D. Alexander and Eugene P. Speer,
of Griffin, Georgia, have purchased the daily
and weekly News.
Miss Florence Tilton, daughter of Theodore
Tilton, has written for’letters of dismissal from
There are 3,140, Episcopalian ministers in the
United States, and on an average, 85 communi-
Let Virginia, beholding her past in the light of can t s for each minister.
Bein>; the senior member of the new Congress,
The eminent and popular subject of this sketch
was born in Lincoln county, North Carolina, and
is about fifty-six years old. His grandfather,
Col. James Johnston, of revolutionary fame, who
was of Scottish descent, migrated long before the
revolution to North Carolina, and settled on
the fertile banks of the picturesque Catawba,
where he now reposes beneath the shades in the
family cemetery of the old hallowed homestead.
Robert Johnston, the father of the subject of this'
sketch, is also buried there, but he raised twelve
children without a death in the family until the
youngest had passed his thirty-fifth year. There
were seven sons and five daughters, and among
the former were Drs. T. H. and Thomas John
ston and the late Rufus M. Johnston, favorably
known as a merchant of New York and President
of the Exchange Bank of South Carolina.
Reared on a farm, the subject of this notice
had some practical experience in agriculture,
which he has often said was the best portion of
his education. In 1841 he graduated at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, and immediately en
tered the office of Judge Pearson (now Chief
Justice of the State), and read law. In Septem
ber, 1842, he located in Charlotte and commenced
the practice of his profession with marked
energy and brilliant success. Avoiding politics
and displaying superior ability and activity, he
soon succeeded to a liberal share of business,
being frequently engaged as counsel in many
important cases, as well as the settlement of
many large and complicated estates. In 1848
he wedded the intelligent and interesting Miss
Emma Eliza Graham, the only daughter of Dr.
George F. Graham (an elder brother of the late
He continued the successful practice of his
profession until 185G, when he was elected Pres
ident of the Charlotte and South Carolina Rail
road Company. By his energy and skill he soon
brought the stock of his road from forty-five
cents to par, thus adding more than half a mil
lion to the value of the property of the corpora
tion. In 1881, while he was in charge of this
and the Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio Railroad,
he was unanimously elected to the Constitutional
Convention from Mecklenburg county, a com
pliment but few gentlemen have received from
such a constituency. Anterior to his going to
the convention, Governor Ellis tendered him the
position of Commissary General of the State.
This he declined, stating that he preferred to
serve his constituents in the convention about
to assemble. On reaching Raleigh as a delegate,
the Governor stated to him that he demanded
his acceptance of the position as a duty he owed
the State. His reply was: “On that ground,
Governor, of course I accept the position of
Commissary General.” He immediately tendered
his resignation as a delegate, and discharged
with decided ability and fidelity the duties of
his new position during the summer of 1861.
Indeed, he was said to be the only officer of the
State department who came fully up to expecta
tion during that administration. By the Con
stitution, as it then existed, the Jews were de
barred from holding any office in the State. He
introduced the ordinance removing their disa
bilities, which finally passed the convention,
entitling them to all the rights of citizens. In
the fall of 1861, having turned over 28,000 troops
from the State to the Confederate Government,
he resigned the position and returned to the
charge of the railroads in which his directors
had declined to accept his resignations, previ
ously tendered. By energy and efficiency he
soon finished the Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio
Road forty-six miles to Statesville, when the
utter inability, in the lame condition of the Con
federacy, to purchase rails, stopped it in its pro
gress to Tennessee and the Ohio river.
In 1862, he was run for Governor of North
Carolina, and was opposed by her distinguished
son, Hon. Z. B. Vance, who was elected. Col.
Johnston did not canvass, did not make a speech,
write a letter, nor did he in any way seek the po
sition. During the war, he remained in charge
of these roads, and made them most efficient
agents in the transportation of supplies and mu
nitions for the armies of the Confederacy.
In the year 1864, President Davis tendered
him the position of Commissary General of the
Confederate States. This he respectfully de-
i dined on the ground that he could be more use
ful to the country in the transportation depart-
000. At the termination of the war. there were
only §14,000 worth of work expended in con
struction on the road. With this and the pro
ceeds of cotton, he constructed a road through a
country utterly desolated by armies and bum
uici.s, assailed iiud fought with tins heaviest art
lery the old South Carolina Railroad could bring
against him, from Columbia to the Savannah
river. Finally he triumphed with five law and
equity suits pending against his road, all of
which were settled at the plaintiffs’ cost. After
this stern conflict with this old and once all-
powerful corporation in the State, he often re
marked that his counsel claimed what was left
of the road, and he had to compromise as best
Experienced financiers add railroad gentle
men have often asked how it was possible, with
such limited means in such a country, and with
such limited opportunities, at a time when there
was no money, no confidence and no credit in
taken to secure it for Lexington. The Associa
tion forthwith passed resolutions thanking the
English Association for their kind and unex
pected generosity, assuring them that the present
u- would be gratefully ijccepted by Virginia, and
ii- stating ui'ukc ifostti*V '*u*-x.~tn t^eir''opinion;
it should be placed in Richmond, the capital of
the State as well as of the Confederacy.
Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, who was about to
visit Europe, was requested to convey these res
olutions to the English Association, and was
empowered to act in behalf of the Association of
the Army of Northern Virginia.
In his portraiture of the face, the sculptor had
been guided by a photograph of Jackson taken
in 1849. The likeness was miserable, as far as
it regarded the “Stonewall” of Manassas. But
through the instrumentality of Gen. Johnson,
accurate photographs were obtained, and the
sculptor proceeded with his work.
The bronze statue was finished near the close
this event, take heart and rejoice in her future.
Mother of States, and sages, and heroes !—bowed
in sorrow, with bosom bruised and wounded,
with garments rent and rolled in blood—arise
and dash away all tears! No stain dims your
glittering escutcheon ! Let your brow be lifted
up with the glad consciousness of unbroken
pride and unsullied honor! Demand and re
sume complete possession of your ancient place
in the sisterhood of States, and go forward in
the great destiny which, in virtue of the older
and the later days, belongs to the co-sovereign _
Commonwealth of Virginia. It is in no spirit of Rebellion,” and YhereTs nw laek of custom
it is with the stern joy and pride that
Hon. W. D. Kelley will have to administer the
oath to the next Speaker.
The first volume of a history of the United
States by the poet, William Cullen Bryant, is
nearly ready for publication.
It is proposed that the memorial to Sir .John
Grey take the shape of a large drinking fount
ain, surmounted by a life-size statue.
General Kilpatrick is in the field with his lec
ture on “The Irish Soldier in the War of the
the country, he was enabled to rench such re- 1 of the year 1874. Just after its completion,
| suits. His reply has been, the end was attained
by faith and work. Perhaps no other public
; work in the South has been accomplisded with
I such slender means under similar circumstances.
In 1872 he rebuilt the Statesville Road, which
had been entirely demolished during the war,
; the last bar of iron being removed from it to
Foley died. According to the rules of the Royal
Academy, of which Foley was a member, the
statue was detained for exhibition at the annual
meeting of that body.
Soon after its adjournment, the statue was
shipped to America, reaching Baltimore about
the tenth of September. After a good deal of
other railroads. In 1866 he rebuilt the Charlotte correspondence on the subject, it reached Rich-
I and South Carolina Railroad, fifty-two miles of mond on the twenty-second of September, and
I which was utterly destroyed by Sherman’s army, remained for about twenty-four hours at the
with every wood and water station and depot wharves of the Powhatan Steamboat Line. A
on it, including the Columbia river bridge of detachment from the First Virginia Regiment
1,325 feet in length, which had been burned by j stood guard over it from the time of its arrival
! For the accomplishment of these results, it is
said he had not a dollar in the treasury of the
company. To sustain the progress of recon
struction of these works, it is known that his
whole private fortune was at times involved as
security and endorser. Up to 1872, he had
built and rebuilt more miles of railroad than
any man south of the Potomac or the Ohio river,
until the hour of its removal to the capitol.
On the afternoon of the twenty-third of Sep
tember, the regiment turned out to escort the
statue from the wharf to the capitol, where Gov.
Kemper waited to receive it in the name of the
State. Brute force was not needed to draw the
precious burden through the streets, for boys
and men in countless numbers were at hand,
ready and willing to lend their help. A rope
without State aid. In all these works, his resour- j several hundred feet in length was attached to
ces were from individual corporations, except
§160,000 of county bonds, worth about §110,000.
Owing to his clear, practical mind, energy and
devotion to his company’s interests, his public
works have been executed at comparatively
small cost, having constructed forty-six miles
of the Statesville Road at about §9,000 per mile,
including one bridge which cost §62,000. He
the wagon which bore the box. Taking hold of
this, the enthusiastic crowd drew the box to the
door of the capitol.
The Capitol Square was thronged with persons
anxious to join in the ceremony of reception.
Colonel Bradley T. Johnson, of the First Vir
ginia Regiment, committed the statue to the care
of the Commonwealth, and Governor Kemper re
lias perhaps accomplished of useful public im- i ceived it in behalf of the State,
provements more with less means since the war But few words were spoken on this occasion,
than any man South. , The inauguration day was set aside as the day
When the citizens of Augusta wished to build j of days for jollification and for speechifying,
the Savannah Valley Railroad, and had not the i After the Governor’s short speech, the box was
means or funds necessary, General Toombs re- carried into the basement of the capitol to await
marked that the only prospect he saw for the the day of un vailing. Isawitthere. Seemingly,
completion of the work was to get Col. Johnston j ’twas only a common wooden box about seven
in charge of it, as he had heard that he could j feet high and four feet broad; but seeing the
build a railroad without money. Few men in i marks of pen-knives on the corners, and the
any country have accomplished more than he
has, with the limited means and under the ad
verse circumstances. If he who makes two
blades of grass grow where one only did, is a
benefactor to his race, then he is entitled to that
designation. No man at the close of the war
entered more cordially and faithfully into re
pairing the country than Col. William Johnston.
A good lawyer, of sound judgment, quick
perception and decided action, he always im
parted an enthusiasm to his co-operators in pub
lic works. Having resigned all railroad offices
more than two years since, he has devoted his
time to his private interests, and to studying
history, geology, philosophy, etc. Recently,
however, against his wishes, he was elected Cen
chips in the hands of those around it, an utter
stranger would have been led to the conclusion
that that common wooden box contained some
thing of uncommon value.
Throughout the four weeks required for the
erection of a pedestal handsome enough to com
port with the beauty and elegance of the statue,
the suspense of our people was indeed great.
Crowds could be seen at all times around the
place where the pedestal was being erected, peer
ing at it on every side, as if trying to gain from
that which they saw before them a glimpse of
the beauty which was to come.
At length, the eventful week arrived. Vast
crowds poured in from every quarter. Every
in-coming train brought a burden of human
tennial Mayor of the city of Charlotte, which he i freight —people of every race, creed and calling,
has so largely contributed in building up. It is f The statesman and the politician, the lawyer and
said, with his board of aldermen, he has made
more important improvements in the city in five
months than has been made previously in five
As a writer and speaker, he is able, clear and
felicitous. We have often heard high compli
ments paid him by distinguished personages on
his easy, forcible and impressive style of reas
oning and speaking. From every stand-point,
Col. William Johnston’s character and record
afford valuable and examplary material for the
study and imitation of young men, as also an
interesting survey to every one who appreciates
high integrity and a useful and successful life.
the doctor, the merchant and the mechanic, all
left their work at home, and came ■to our favored
city to join in the memorial jubilee.
On the evening before the appointed day, the
trains brought in large numbers of the old
Early on the morning of the 26th, the impatient
crowds collected in the street. Who could stay
at home when the beating of drums and boom
ing of cannon sounded on every side? Truly,-
these and the strains of martial music which
came floating in at our windows sounded like
voices from the past—from that sad yet glorious
past in which Jackson won his immortality.
befit this day of heroic memories, that I inaugu
rate these ceremonies in the name of the people.
The eulogist of the dead, the orator of the (lay,
now claims your attention. Lend him your
ears. I present him, the companion and friend
of Jackson, the revered man of God, Moses D.
The selection of orator could not have been
more fortunate. Dr. Hoge is acknowledged to
be one of the finest speakers of the country.
Besides this, he was the friend and companion
ui Jackson, and frilly ubiety tell of bis noble
traits, and to bear witness to his Christian vir
tues. I need not say that Dr. Hoge’s oration was >
as beautiful as was expected. Let me quote a j
few passages from that portion of the address de- j
scribing the character of the great hero:
“In the country where all that is mortal of j
this great hero sleeps, there is a natural bridge
of rock, whose massive arch, fashioned with
grace by the band of God, springs lightly to
ward the sky, spanning a chasm into whose
awful depths the beholder looks down bewil- !
dered and awe-struck. That bridge is among
the cliffs what Niagara is among the waters,—a
visible expression of sublimity, a glimpse of
God’s great strength and power. But its grand
eur is not diminished because tender vines clam- j
ber over its gigantic piers, or because sweet-
scented flowers nestle in its crevices and warmly j
color its cold, gray columns. Nor is the granite
strength of our dead chieftain’s character weak
ened because in every throb of bis heart there
was a pulsation so ineffably and exquisitely ten
der as to liken him, even amidst the horrors of
war, to the altar of pity which ancient mythology
reared among the shrines of strong and avenging
Just as the orator finished his address, the
statue was unvailed. Machinery for the purpose
had been skillfully arranged, and the covering
fell oil - in an instant. The cheer from the lips of
the spectators and the salvos of artillery bore
witness to the delight and enthusiasm of the
multitude. After the singing of an anthem ar
ranged for the occasion and rendered by a hun
dred of Richmond’s best male voices, Governor
Kemper brought General Jackson’s little daugh
ter to the front of the platform and introduced
her to the members of the old brigade. They
raised their hats and greeted her with cheers, in
which they were joined by thousands of other
A way had been cleared from Mrs. Jackson’s
carriage to the statue. Through this Mrs. Jack-
son and Miss Julia went to place their floral
offerings around the pedestal.
Nearly every member of the “Stonewall Brig
ade” shook hands with the widow of their leader,
and many of them kissed his pretty little
The crowd of forty thousand people slowly
dispersed and went to their various homes and
lodging places, only to recruit their strength for
the expected festivities of the evening; but these,
to the regret and disappointment of all, were in
terrupted by rain, which fell in torrents from
eight o’clock to a very late hour. But for that,
the display of fireworks and the illumination of
the statue would have been almost as entertain
ing as the ceremonies of the morning.
My letter is already too long, but I cannot
close without a few words as to the appearance
of the statue, and as to its acknowledged merit
as a work of art.
The statue, as I have already intimated, is of
bronze. It is of heroic size and of easy and natu
ral position. The right hand rests upon the hip;
the left is raised to the level of the shoulder,
and holds the hilt of the sword, whose point
rests upon the representation of a stone wall. A
military cloak is gracefully hanging on the left
arm. A double-breasted military cloak is worn,
wrinkling just enough in certain places to be
natural. The tall boots, reaching to the knee,
are well represented - . The left leg is thrown a
little forward, while the main weight seems to
rest upon the right—just the position almost any
one will take when looking toward the right. As
regards the face, the likeness is considered very
fine. In fact, the statue in its every part is con
sidered worthy to be the last work of the leader
of British art (for such was Foley acknowledged
to be at the time of his death).
The statue itself is seven feet three inches in
height, and stands at a distance of nine feet
from the ground. The pedestal is made of James
River granite, and is, I have heard, made after
the model of Foley himself. The circular base,
composed of sixteen distinct blocks of granite
laid compactly together, is twenty-four and a
On motion of Wm. H. Evarts, Salem Dutcher,
of Augusta, Ga., has been admitted to practice
in the Supreme Coui’t of the United States.
Mr. C. A. Nutting and the City Bank of Macon,
Ga., seem to be all right financially, notwith
standing the recent rumors to the contrary.
Rev. Thomas E. Skinner, D.D., of Athens, has
been called to the pastorate of the First Baptist
church in Macon. He has not as yet accepted.
It is said that Mr. C. H. C. Willingham, of
Rome, Ga., will take charge of the Cartersvilie
Herald in a short time. He is an excellent editor.
Old Bill Allen is as magnanimous as he is
! honest. He has just appointed Governor elect
i Hayes one of the Centennial Commissioners for
George W. Childs, of the Philadelphia Ledger,
proposes a Southern trip during the coming win
ter, “if it can be done without his being mur
The New York Sun expresses displeasure that
! Moody and Sankey have got out an injunction
to prevent another party from circulating their
: hymns. <
Dr. J. J. Moran, of Baltimore, attended Edgar
: Allen Poe, author of ‘’The Raven, "to., in his
last illness, and recently published the memor
anda of his death.
Fernando Wood declines to withdraw from the
race for the Speakership, and says he will stick
till he is either elected or defeated. He is not
j one of the withdrawing kind.
Colonel W. J. Lawton has resigned the Presi-
| dency of the Planters’ Bank, of Macon, Ga., and
| Mr. Thomas H. Willingham, of Albany, has been
elected President in his stead.
Colonel Delany, the colored South Carolinian,
is preparing a history 7 of the African race in
America from their first importation by the
Spaniards till the present time.
Mrs. M. J. Westmoreland is writing some ex
cellent articles to the Herald on the subject of an
industrial school for women. The cause is a
good one, and we hope she may stir up a gen
eral interest upon the subject.
There is a movement on foot to erect a monu
ment at Pittsburg in memory of Stephen C. Fos
ter, who has given us all so much pleasure in
the sweet melodies of such songs as “Old Folks
at Home,” “My Old Kentucky Home,” “Old
Dog Tray,” etc.
Mrs. Westmoreland, in her letters to the Her
ald, wants the nice young clerks turned off from
the stores and poor girls put in their places.
That won’t do, for the girls will stop in the mid
dle of a big trade to fix up their back hair and
arrange their tie-back.—Xewnaa Star.
James B. Hart, Esq., died at his residence in
Union Point, Ga., on Tuesday night about 12
o’clock. Mr. Hart at one time was a leading
merchant in Augusta, and for a long time has
resided at Union Point. He was a man of un
bounded energy 7 , rare executive ability and
great public spirit.
Madame Judic is beginning to compete with
Mme. Patti as a recipient of jewels. The Princess
Mathilde recently presented her with a magnifi
cent brooch of pearls and small brilliants, where
upon the acute Judic removed all the jewels she
had been wearing and appeared upon the scene
adorned only with the ornaments just given her.
At the late Georgia State fair, a few old Con
federate friends, learning that Lieutenant Colo
nel H. D. Capers was going to return to Colum
bia, S. C., to reside, presented him, through
General Cook, an elegant gold pen. The Colo
nel responded in a pleasant and happy manner,
and his allusions to his accomplished and amia
ble wife were beautiful.
Judge Wright, of Rome, Ga., one of Geor
gia’s distinguished citizens and the father of
eighteen children, says his home-stock of boys
is even ten, three of whom are now candidates
for matrimony. The fourth, General Robert
Toombs, is “noticing” considerably, and if he
could find a red-headed girl (his own being of
that brilliant and admirable color) a little fast,
he might be off on a tangent.
Mr. J. Edgar Thompson, late President of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, who died in
May, 1874, left a portion of his estate, valued at
over §1,000, for the education and maintenance
of female orphans of railway employees whose
fathers were killed while in the discharge of
their duties. There are claims against the estate
which, if allowed, will prevent the carrying into J>
effect the desire of the testator. Vri