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54^i*?vp^ .;•: ,- V'-?- < - . -^v - ' MOlNESi ALGONA* IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY i, 18DS, t iM, fed , 1 tfittft With the Soldift? boys; the strSat \fe com* .joiitlertfal Is ontn&lae! flrafere's Tom und Jim tod Phil -Atfd Kick atid Nut and Frad, WWIe Wldoflr Cutler's Bill „ Attd I march on ahead, With a r-f f it-tftt-tat Afid n tnm-tttty-um-tntn-tum— . Oh. there's tm<sbels of fun in that For boya with a little tod df urn! *The Injuns eamo last night . While the.soldlef8 ftere abed, And thftfr KObblei a Chlnesd kite ^And 6ft to the *6ods they fled: The Woisdsl are the cherf* trees? Do*n in the orchard lot. And the soldiers are marching to sclzo . The tooty the tnjunS tiot. tylth tum/tltty-Um-tuin-tum, Ami r-i-rat-tat-tat. . "When solaiofa marohtttj cdtria Indians had better scat! Slop up thero, little J And, tihaWo, have a iriind! Jim is as fur ahead At you two are behind! lit) idy tsrlth (tun and sword Your Valorous work to do— "Yonder the Injun horde t> eth In w.itt for yon. And their hearts KP plttypat When they hear the soldiers come "With u r r-rit'tftt-tat And a tnm-tUty-um-tum-tum! Course It's all In play! . 'ihe skullctnit Injun crew That hustled the kite awny Are Ittllo white boys, like you: But ' honest" or "just in fun." It Is all the B.ime to me: Arid, when the battle la won, Homo once avaln march wo "With u r-r-rat tut-tat And tum-tltty-um-tum-tum: And there's glory onoiuh In that i''or the boys with their little red drum! Meld. Cardinal .Richelieu, Founded on the Play of "lUcliollcu," by Lord I.ytton. CHAPTER II—CONTINUED. "Adrien,*' hissed the other in his ear, "to you alone I confide it; nominally our 'figurehead is tho dukc- i-oyal, but once at sea wo pitch overboard the gaudy doll which served to pass us by the forts and shovy our true colors—our real captain." "Ah! And ho?" "That is to bejdetorminod. Come. to our meeting." "As long as Prince Gaston bo not tho chief," began Mauprat, rising. "1 pledge you so much." "I'll go with you, and I will strike with you," "Bravely said," cried the'count. "Leave forever thoughts that—" "Speak not to me thus. I am yours! But speak not. There's a voice within my soul whose cry could drown the thunder. Oh, i( men will play dark sorcery with the heart of man, let them, who raise tho spell beware the fiend!" And he made way, striding through the plumes and'satin doublets with enough rudeness to have won him a hundred challenges were they all thirty years younger, before Richelieu had prohibited dueling undei- pain of death. Since some time there had been gradually formed in a secluded chamber, guarded, though not ostensibly, as crystal collects around a nucleus, a conclave ol principal guests of Marion Delorme, those who had played and drank merely as a blind to their true errand. No lady was there; the hostess was excluded as much from prejudice against a woman as tho keeper of a state se' cret'as any particular reason. The knight of Mauprat held himself back from the inner circle, from his double feeling of disgust for the prince of Orleans, shining there in the most sumptuous apparel, like a beautiful snake, and his indifference to'details as long as his dispenser of life and death, the cardinal, was'the target of the enterprise. He stood erect, with firm mouth and kindling eye, like a soldier whom a nightmare hold in trembling, but who had shaken off his tremor and was eager for the morning's fray. Ho put his name to tho scroll of alleeriance with the clearest handwriting he had over traced; but though his sight was equally as clear, he forebore the precaution of reading the Hues to which he gave adheranco. He was the last save a few others, more hesitating than he. The business of the night was over, and the party broke up—some to pass the remaining hours in the rooms whei-e the neat was suffocating, others to* hasten home with growing apprehensions, the rest to saunter the streets and pick a quarrel with the watch, in order to lessen tho strain on their brains by a little Mood-lotting without payment of the . Burgeon's fee. ' Adrien de Mauprat, alone, sallied out, grimly joyous, for at length he was no longer a solitary combatant against the terrible old man who dwelt in the palace he had to pass on his way to his lodgings, Jn spite of the hour, there was movement at those gates, Several guardsmen appeared, armed to the teeth. A sound of steps behind him caused him to glance over his shoulder; instead of a group of revelers from Marion Delorme's, six guardsmen, in the same uniform as those in front, were treading in his Steps. And from the other side of the way, ft deep shadow veiling some ' preparatory materials for building <jn waste ground, a colossal figure strode straight toward him where he bad halted with his back to tho palace for defense if he were the ob ject of this triangular advance. Th.e throe forces olpsod in upon himi ftll the awords drawn, and all the cjoaks thrown back to leave right arms free. • "The ku.ig'ht Adrien of petbiuks?" said the giant guavds- jpan,, extending a square pf jnent in, his loft hand. <1 A' warrant for ypur arrest, signed by hi§ for the king. \Yilt oome 'under i lamp in our gateway tq read it? 1 continued sarcastically at tho hu- of ventvu'ing so far intp the trap " a retu.rn sword.," §a|4 th§ s«|" satisfaction that fats eminence does to6 the honor to reckon me worthy of ftrresfc by a dozen ot his flowers of dftv'ftlry, headed by the tall tfuguet «-fc 'tripe man himself." And marching as steadily as the Oldest vetefan in the ranks closing around him* and the captain holding the two swords, he whd had a few minutes since dreamt of a conflict with the cardinal was conducted wi.thin that dignitary's residence. CHAPTER m The Child of the Childless. The kittens in the cardinal's study had awakened at the cough which spaced Out his sentences like the crosses between the words in ancient manuscripts. They stretched their limbs, licked with their titty pink tongues their pretty lips, and opened their eyes where meekness and do* ctllty were blended. He let the more forward play With a dangling hand— poor hand Of the great man who burned his blood in vigils over an endangered kingdom, from which their deepest scratch could have Irawn not a drop—and mumbled the ring of power akin to that of Solomon, whilst smiling to them, but 'rowning inwardly, ho proceeded in soliloquy inaudible beyond his reach, so weak was his voice after the late animated'colloquy.' "The flames are mounting 1 ." said 10. "The salamander of. Francis the . r irst might be at home here, but my scanty locks crisp up in premonition of being singed. But salvus in igne— Llichelieu mav succumb yet -renown will never die,' as saith tho ancient mllad. A silly audience, so unap- ireciativo, it lots tho groundlings lurl stones at their principal historian of this dusty theater of. tho world." He read, corrective pen in hand, ihe manuscript volume on. one side >f his place; but all at once ho started violently. "I had forgotten the cream tempt- ng tho cats! Julie! all virtuous creature; but blanche couleur est tot taohoe—tho ermine is soonest smirched. I thought my name would guard her even among tho oft-beset maids-of-honor. But no!" L-Iis eye dwelt upon tho papers left jy his "shadow," tho leaden sphinx, f he were tho brazen one. "Not content with seeking my life, they would play my ward on the hook of iheir state angle. Hor father, VIortemar, was niy friend when I wore a sword and before I had Hat- erors; and when ho died, young in years, not in service to our coun- ;ry, he had nothing to bequeath but that girl to ran. But I will find her a dowry to mate with tho mightiest! "Meseems, though, she is drooping at the court. Can she love— love one of those painted flies? There is Cinq-Mars, thoush he is enamored of politics; Sourdiac; St. Simon, fro- ward boy; Baradas—no, he is a guileless youth, deceitful, and deceit lias short legs, and can never climb to the level where her fancy Boats in the empyrean. Such my daughter dear instinctively fears and shuns him. 1 have heard her cite him as even more tiresome than his melancholy majesty, Louis, styled the 1 Just. Tho Just, because," lie commented smilingly, as one who knew the secret history not only of his own time, but of that where Sally, pro- coded him, "he allowed his father, the Concini, to bo slain without judgment. I do not forget myself so far as to allow me to become the center of a ring of swordsmen! Neither this kinglet nor tho courtier, and yet some one. Her Hut- toriugs to escape at-confession point- to the fact. Pray heaven she loves some man, and not a barbnr's block, like Lady Montague; a headsman's block like Lady Maugiron, and d money-chest like Marion gloats 'upon my sweet, my witty Marion, most valuable of my spies in petticoats. I need some active youth to isupplant tho favorite, balk the king, and baffle all their schemes—one who with honor and courage, qualities that eagle-plume men's souls, and fit them for the fiercest sun that over melted tho weak, waxen minds that flutter in the beams of gaudy power! That sounds well!—prose that, with a little trimming, will befit my tragedy," He paused to write on a scrap of paper, and placed it with similar notes in the portfolio, inclosing the large manuscript. HThat Mauprat has taste, by the way, ra're in a sol- diar, I remember when my first play was acted to dull tiers of lifeless gapers, who had no soul for poetry, I saw him warmly applaud, and in the proper places! A man of such uncommon promise ought not to be my foe. Have I not. foes enough: 1 Perchance J can weld him into a friend, for great men gain doubly when they raako foes friends. My grand maxims are first to employ all methods to conciliate, and, failing those, all means to crush," he added, fiercely, "Hark! there,is a noise in the court. 'Tis liuguet with his capture. Farewell, good sword! States can be saved without you. Open and enter!" But instead of tho surly mien of his man-at arms, there entered by tho us>ual door a young lady in court attire. "Julio," said the cardinal, with a delightful smile, which no one would havo expected to surprise upon the features of the artful and malicious governor of the distracted kingdom. "My sweet Julio!" "Cardinal," she said, throwing herself at his violet slippers, and let* ting her many owls ripple around her lovoly face. "A're you gracious early morning? May 1 say, "So, ndt an orphan while Richo- lieti lives." His aged eyes bent on hers one of those leoks of intense fondness which the lonely lord had bestowed on no human being- since he had married his niece, Mario, to the marquis of Combalet. Suddenly, to break the spell which the youthful vision of beauty had flung over him, with" her satin whiteness of complexion-, vivid eyes, and elegance of deportment, which he? slmplehess of rich attire rather ett- hariced than diminished, a heavy knock was heard at the secret door. Without waiting for a sitmmons ( in his pleasure at easy accomplishment of his mission, Captain Ituguet took a step into the apartment, but per- 1 ceiving the white figure on the carpet, relieved by the green cover of the long writing-table, ho recoiled to the arras and saluted respectfully. "WellP" demanded the prime minister sharply, forgetting the er* rand on which he had dispatched his lifo-guardsraan. "The knight of Mauprat waits below," said tho soldier. "Mauprat!" cried tho girl, starting to her feet with emotion not explicable on the face of the bald announcement. "Hem!" coughed her guardian, making a sign for tho captain to withdraw, "Has this chevalier been tiresome to you, or is he, peradventure, that one of the flowers of France in whose more honied breath thy heart hears summer whisper?" Without other direct answer than he desired by the color on her cheeks, she stammered; "What doth he here? I mean—[ —does your eminence—that is— know you tho knight of Mauprat?" "Well! but you—has ho addressed you often?" "Often! No," she replied timidly, "nino or ten times, tho last on tho great staircase. The court sees him rarely." "A bold and forward roysteror!" cried Richelieu, his eyes on her steadily. "He?—nay, modest, gentle and sad, methiuks." "Yet wears bright gold and hopeful azure?" "No; sable!" "So you note his colors. Julio? Ha, ha! Shame on you, child, look loftier! Well, suffice it, I have business with this gloomy gentleman." "You're angry with poor • Julie. There's no cause." ' "No cause? Do you hate my foes? then hate Mauprat!" "Not Mauprat. No, not Adrien, father!" "Adrien!" rolling it over his tongue in jocund imitation of her affectionate accent. "You are familiar. " "An old, old playmate." "So was Baradas, and 1 do not wish you to rank him among youth-lends." "Then do not rank Mauprat among your foes; ho is not, I know he is not, ho loves me too well to be opposed to my country." "Not ranlc Mauprat with my foes? So be it. I'll blot him from the list." "That's my own dear father," she exclaimed, kissing his hand fervidly, and quitting tho room with a happy and. confident smile. The cardinal rang his bell. "Let enter the knight of Mau- prat," commanded ho, resuming his seat and tho bearing of Rhadaman- thus. CHAPTKR'IV. The Gift of a Life. Within a couple of instants, on- framed in the doorway and foiled by the hangings, there stood, then, in the presence of the ruler of Franco what he acknowledged to bo as gallant a cavalier as served under her colors. Perhaps his costume had been dulled by the garish decorations of the fops at tho Delorine mansion, but here, in the grave and sober study, tho simplicity of the fine garb was agreeable, and redounded to the taste .of the wearer, [TO I5E CONTINUED. ] I.alcl HI* Wires Well. The foresight Lord Rosebery displayed in arranging his matrimonial plans is illustrated in tho following anecdote: Shortly after he had returned from,his continental tour, he was one of a house-party at Mentmore, a lordly pleasure house which Baron Meyer Rothschild had built for himself in Buckinghamshire. One evening, at dinner, the conversation turned on the exquisite decorations of the room. Lord Kosebery's observation to his next neighbor, by way of epilogue to the conversation, was: "Yes, this place would suit mo excellently." When, seven years later, he had married the daughter ot the house, and was the owner of Mentmore, his friend, happening to meet him, reminded him of this observation. Lord Rosebery replied, with assumed gravity, but with a tell-tale twinkle in his eye: "Well, of course you know the unexpected always happens."—Argonaut. SHfiRf STORIES FOR THE OLD SCt.folfcR'S PERUSAL. I.ogle. Heloise, 8 years old—What does transatlantic mean, mother? Mother —Oh, across the Atlantic, of course. But ypu mustn't bother we. Heloise —Does trans, then, always mean cross? Mother—I suppose it does. Now, if you don't stop bothering me with your questions I shall send you right to bed. Heloise is silent a few njinutes. Heloiso—-Then does transparent moan a gross pwrent.—Brook- lyn Life. She PWnH Mind Jtt iftiptresa4)a4 asked hop Raid and Mow It Startled -^-Ah American Whone tot- fttnpl* Might Bo followed tvlth ftoM —Mncoln'i WAS HAnD AT work In my study . When 1 heard a gentle tap; "Come in!" and In came my Josle, Tearful from some mishap, And I knew that she was long- Ing To be cuddled in my lap. "I bruised my finder orful, -«, And papa, It dbes ache so!" "Well, well, run away to mamma, For I can't help It, Jo." She raised her tear-wet lashes— "Papa, you might have said 'Oh!' " The study door closed softly And I was left alone, With nothing to hinder my writing But the thought of a tender tone, So loving and so reproachful 'Twould have touched a heart of stone. Have a tender word, my brothers, For the little troubles and pains; It was not beneath our Master, It Is far above our gains; It will hasten the heavenly kingdom Where only love remains. Gen. Enrl.T's Haiti. In a general way we understood that the city was cut off at the north and east, and that the famine of market stuff, New York newspapers and other necessaries of life, was due to the cutting of railway lines leading northward. For two or three days we had no mall, no telegraphic messages and no railway traffic. Our only communication with the outer world was by steamer from Georgetown, D. C., to New York. Washington was' In a ferment; men were marching to and fro; able-bodied citizens were swept up and put Into the district mlltla, and squads of department clerks were sent to drilling In the parks. It was an odd sight to see, men who had been thus pressed into the public service, dressed In linen coats or In partial uniform, being put through the manual of arms by an Impromptu captain, who In turn was prompted by his orderly sergeant (a messenger employed In the war department). These sons of Mars were all under command of Brlga.dler-General Bacon, a worthy grocer of Washington, who was the militia commander of the District of Columbia. The city was also garrisoned by one hundred men, Veteran Reserves, as they were called (or Invalid Corps), with a few dismounted cavalry. These weak and .unorganized forces were thrown into the fortifications, and Washington stood agape while we listened to the sound of the rebel cannon less than ten miles away. Gen. Halleck was then living on Georgetown Heights, where the blue-coated Invalids mounted guard over his residence, and the bugles nightly blew "peas on a trencher." Ill- natured people were ready to suggest that the rebels might be guilty of petty larceny should they rapidly march down Rock creek and seize upon Halleck, who for various reasons was bitterly unpopular in Washington. The President and his family were at their summer residence, the Soldiers' Home, on the outskirts of Washington, about half way between the outer line of fortifications at Fort Stevens and the city, but on Sunday night, the 10th, Secretary Stanton, finding that the enemy was within striking distance of that point, sent out a carriage with positive orders that the President should return to the White House. Lincoln, very much Irritated, and against his will, came back to town. He was subsequently greatly discomposed and annoyed when he found that the assistant secretary of the navy, Capt, G. V. Fox, had kept under orders a small navy vessel In the Potomac for the President's escape In case the rebel column should succeed In piercing the line of fortifications. The wildest estimates of the force of the invaders were made, and flying rumors were to the effect that Early, Ewell, Imboden and Breck- im-idge were In command of some forty thousand men. As a matter of fact, there were, according to the records, not many more than twelve thousand men. There was a vast amount of hurrying to and fro between the war department, the White House and the exterior lines of defense, and the tele- .graph wire was constantly worked to its fullest capacity. There were not a fevyr domestic rebels In Washington who looked on this commotion with undisguised glee. It was probably believed in the north at that time that President Lincoln was greatly disturbed by the Imminence of the danger of the capture of Washington, but I learned from his own lips that his chief anxiety was that the }n- vadlng forces might not be permitted to ge*- a way. Speaking of their escape afterward, he said that Gen, Halleck's manifest desire to avoid talcing any responsibility without the Immediate sanction of Gerj, Grant was the main reason why the rebels, having threatened Washington, and sacked the peaceful farms and villages of Maryland, got off scathless. If Lincoln was the meddlesome marplot In military affairs which some have represented him to be, he would have peremptorily ordered a sortie of the Union forces, then numerously massed inside the defenses of Washington, but although he was "agonized" (as he said) over the evident failure of all attempts at pursuit, he kept his hands off. "Now and ever. fttpWL " rJlMfltii mountains of the conquered country. Next came the victims Intended for sacrifice; as a rule, these vlctlmsi were white oxen with gilded horns. Thoy were followed by tho prisoners that had been kept to grace the triumph, and after the prisoners came the chariot in which was seated the triumphator, or victorious general. The chariot was covered with laurel, and the triumphator was attired In a robe of purple and gold; In his right hand he held a laurel-branch, and In his left an Ivory sceptre. A slave held the golden crown of Jupiter above his head, and kept saying to him: "In the midst of all thy glory, vlctorU ous one, remember that thou art but a mortal man." Last came the soldiers singing songs and shouting "lo tflumphe." This procession started from the Cam* pua Martlus, outside the city walls, and passed through the city to the capltol. Triumph-days were gala-days In Rorae; th» streets were gay with garlands and gorgeous colors, the temples were all thrown open. When the procession reached the temple of Jupiter on the capitol, the trium- phator placed the laurel-branch on the lap of the figure and thank-offerings Were made. A feast, prepared for the magistrates and the senate, and sometimes for the soldiers and 'the people, concluded the triumph festivities. The triumph must have been a much- coveted honor, for we are told that Lucullus, on his return from Asia, waited outside of Rome three years for his.— D. V. F. 4 IJoinnu Triumph. In ancient Rome a triumph was an honor awarded to generals for decisive battles over fpvelgn, enemies; it was neyev gran^d for victories achieve^ in c}yil war. The power of grafting a triumph rested with the Senate, ancj, it wga a pri^e flonaUlW tti a t teue general, QQ MAM FAME I Am an American. A dinner was arranged In a southern city In honor of a visitor from a northern state, and the host, when the cigars were lighted, began to rally his 'guest oy repeating some of the usual sectional Jokes. "We now have a northern Yankee at our mercy," he remarked, Jocosely, "and hope that he may not be Intimidated by the presence of so many southerners. We can assure him that revolvers and bowle knives have been left in the anteroom and that he is safe, at least until we get our hats and arms." Everybody laughed and expected that the visitor would respond to this ban- dlnage by making use of his privilege of ridiculing southern peculiarities. He surprised the company by speaking In another vein. "Our host," he began, "traveled with me In Europe and I observed that, wherever we went he registered himself as an American and never as a southerner. "I thought It was a good example to follow and Invariably put myself down, not as an northerner, but simply and proudly as an American, What seems •to me singular Is the fact that two men who were content to travel all over Europe as Americans, should fancy that they are anything else In their own country. I do not know why I should be anything at home that I am not when I have crossed the sea and gone among foreigners." By this time the company perceived that they were to have something better than old-time Yankee talk and sectional quips. They encouraged the visitor to continue by applauding him heartily, He ended by making a common sense appeal for a more' general use of the good old word "American." "Let us not be proud of our common country," he said, "when we are abroad among strangers and ashamed of It when we are at home. I am from the north and you are In the south, but there Is no source of patriotic pride open to you that Is not mine as well by Virtue of my birthright as an American. Nor can I glory In anything that Is not yours also. If there be anything to be ashamed of It is a reproach to us all." The company rose when the visitor sat down and Joined In singing " Hall Columbia" and "He's a Jolly Good Fellow." They voted It one of the best after-dinner speeches that they had ever heard and congratulated him heartily upon his success In substituting wholesome and stimulating patriotism In place of the light diet of acrid sectional Jokes,—Youth's Companion. NEW PRESIDENT OF REVOLO* T1ONARY DAUGHTERS. The Wlfo of ,tohrt tV. Foster Shfi Hit* Soen Mnch of tlin World and t,» Favorably Known at Courts of fett- ropc. Lincoln's Theology. Immediately after the earliest battles of the war, most of the sick and wounded were brought to ' the Philadelphia hospitals for treatment, and I was In dally receipt of letters from my denominational friends soliciting me to visit husbands and brothers who were among the slck^and wounded, As much of my time was thus occupied, and at cpnsiderable expense, it was suggested by the Hon. Henry D. Moore that application be made for the position of hospital chaplain, and it was on the recommendation of Mr. Moore and Governor Curtin that the president made the nomination. Soon as it was announced In the papers that my name had been sent to the senate for confirmation, a self-constituted committee of "Young Christians" (?) consulted with a few others, as bigoted as themselves, and volunteered their services to visit Washington and try to induce the president to withdraw the name. It so happened that when these gentlemen called upon the president Mr. Covode was present and made Known the Interview to a reporter, and it thus became public. "We have called, Mr, President, to confer with you in regard to the appointment of Mr. Shrlgley of Philadelphia as hospital chaplain," The president responded.; "Oh, yes, gentlevnen; I have sent his name to the senate, and he will no doubt be confirmed at an early day," One of the young men replied: "We have not come to ask for the appoint* ment, but to solicit you to withdraw the nomination." "Ah," said Lincoln, "that alters the case; but on what grounij do you wish the nomination withdrawn?" The answer was: "Mr. Shrigley Is not sound In his theological, opinions." The president inquired: "On what question is the gentleman unsound?" Response: "He does not oelieve in endless punishment; not only so, sir, but he believes that even the rebels them-* selve.? will finally be saved." "Jg tHt R°?" ln Wird * he president. The members pf the committee both , sir-" ,, if that be sp, ^m} HE NATIONAL Society of the Daughters of the American RevolU* tlon, In Its choice of a new president- general at the recent continental congress, has continued to allow the precedent estab-^ llshed In the case of its first leader, the late Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, and adhered to with Its second, Mrs. Adlal E., Stevenson, for In electing to chief of* flee Mrs. Mary Parke Foster, wife of John W. Foster, ex-secretary of state, and at present peace commissioner for China, the revolutionary society has chosen a woman allied to the nation's 1 official center. Nelthe" has it swerved from Its former requirements as regards the personnel of Its chief officer* Mrs. Foster combines the same womanly virtues and force of Intellect possessed by her predecessors, and, as In their case, the honor came to her unsought and uncoveted. She Is a charter member of the society and was an active member of its national board of, managers during the presidency .of her near and dear friend, Mrs. Caroline Scott Harrison. Because of her long and varied experience In fprelgn lands, where she accompanied her husband on his official missions, Mrs. Foster has added many accomplishments to her natural gifts and previous cultivation. In Mexico, Spain, Russia and other realms she mastered the language of the country, and went among the people to study their life and habits, and wrote many valuable papers on the results of her research. Everywhere she received, with her husband, marked attention from royalty and nobility alike. In Spain she entered the court circles ot the young Alphonse XII., while in St. Petersburg the czar and czarina treated her with especial favor. During her stay In that city occurred the czar'B assassination. She spent part of her time In translating Russian fiction Into, her own tongue. In her recent pleasure trip around the world, In company with, Mr. Foster, India was the spot which, most charmed her, filled as U Is.with ancient and historical mosques, tombs and temples. Mrs. Foster Is possessed-of a charm- MRS. M. P. FOSTER. Ing personality, and though domestlii in tastes, and not overmuch given to public life, yet she takes pleasure in entertaining her friends, and every December, with Mr. Foster, she gives a series of elaborate functions, for which their palatial residence on. I street. Washington, Is well fitted.' Surrounded by luxury, the gentle chatelaine Is yet as simple and kindly as 'her humblest worker, though she bears the stamp of birth and breeding. She Is an earnest laborer In the church, charitable to a degree, an advocate of the higher education of women, and friendly to all movements that may widen the latter's opportunities for usefulness, though she smilingly declares that she herself has always had al} tho rights she could wish for, With such beauty of character and powerful environment, the new president of the society Is sure to enlarge its scope and influence and under her Just and wise rule even a greater future opens before it. .Squill African KaUIr Choir, When in the course of their Singing the words become especially deep a,nd full of meaning, the bodies of the sing-, ers sway from side to side, and the hands beat the time. This swaying la especially noticeable In the "Song of the Bell"; the body seems to Imitate the motions of the tongue that strikes the bell, then falls back quivering, and plunges down on the other side. Another song Js In narrative, describing the progress of a family of natives from the forest on a Journey to the coast. The listener is suposed to be at a house O n the side of the rpad uppn, whjQh t&e procession is to pass. At first he hears them faintly, then louder anc| Jout).e~p, until the singing family reach h|s flqor? then he too, with, all the members, of b,&' household, joins thejn with Ms vojop and hands until the party passes a-^ay from sight and hearing. During the enr tire Journey this singing anijl of hands are kept up, AUhQUgji cannot understand the words of song, it ia so vividly pictures that catch its meaning without a, effort on your part. Italy Is ' JJarrt Up.'* ' The late Klngr "Cecco." o? Naples >va.8'r. entitled through his mother, the ~ ' ' ess Christine of Savoy, t°. |89«ftftO a, year,'- '$ but Count GavQwr confiscate! th.6, p^ropf'' v erty-rayowefliy as a "measure p f «"<*•' safety." but r_eally and' truly ynited Italy w»s so ^ '

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