The Enid Democrat. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 84, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 1, 1897 Page: 1 of 8
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The Enid Democrat.
ENID, OKLAHOMA TEKKITOKY. SATl'KDAY, MAY 1. 18P7.
( AMPFIRK SKETCHES. ^
FOR WOM AN AND HOMK
GOOD SHORT STORIES FOR THE
An Antmal That W « Too ffird for
t« Manui;*' A Pallid It- Inelctrnt
of One of fit*- Hut (leu of the ( Ivll
e n s I g a
waved on high.
And many an eye
has danced to
TI at banner 111
Be i ath it rung
A..d burnt the
louds no more.
Her de< k. once red with heroes' blood,
Where knelt the vaiuiuish'd foe,
When winds were hurrying o'er the
And waves were white below,
No more shall feel the victor's tread,
Or know the conquer'd knee;
The harpies of the shore shall pluck
The eagle of the sea!
•r of t1
0, better that her shattered hulk
Should sink beneath the wave;
Her thunders shook the mighty deep
And there should be her grave;
Nail to the mast her holy flag.
Set every threadbare sail,
And give her to the god of storms— l^e name of G<
The lightning and the g-ale! , applied to (Jen
rock." Therefore, the soldiers of the
Cumberland army were wont to call j
him the 'VRock of Ohickamausa."
The same battle was associated with
Gen. James B. Steadman, whose sol-
diem called him Old Ch!c)camauga as
well a? Old Steady.
"Old" seem* to have been rather a
term of endearment than otherwise
with the soldiers. Gen. Rosecrails was
palled Old Rosy. Stonewall Jackson
Old Jack, Gen. Halleck Old Brains, and
Old Tommy and Old Warhurse were
both given to Gen. Thomas C. Devin,
who commanded Devin's brigade dur-
ing the war of the Rebellion.
Oen. P. T. Beauregard was called
Old Bory; he superseded Bon ha in in
command of the forces at Manassas,
about the first of June, lStil, snd the.
South Carolinans said one day. Old
Bory's come." Soon the Virginia
troops had an opportunity of seeing
this "Old Bory" who seemed popu-
lar with the Palmetese. Little Napo
i leon was a name applied to him and
to (Jen. George B. McClellan. Uncle
Robert was a soubriquet bestowed up
on (Jen. Lee. and in turn he gave the
I name The Gallant to Maj. John Pel-
ham of the Confederate army.
| Gen. John A. Logan was named
Black Jack and Jack of Spades, be
I muse of his long, black hair and dark
I complexion. Gen. Early was called
I the Bad Old Man by the Confederate
j troops; the German general. 1 ranz
I Sigel. was called Dutchy; Sykaey
Sykes; Rhody was
Burnsides. he having
ITEMS OF INTEREST TO MAIDS
De«m rk U 8 l«l to «• I he PurikdUe
for Old M*IU Hto«-kli g• In (iny l>e-
•lent for Summer Notes of the
Thr Old Ml «i
- fence that
He leaned upon
His strong and
Her shoulder Just
came up to
A slender maid
Yet that she ruled that stalwart youth
Was very plain to see.
Ah! earnestly he spoke to her;
The burning words he said
She seemed to hear and heed, and yet
Fhe lifted not her head;
For on some daisies In her band
Her eyes were fixed, and these
She plucked to pieces one by one
And cast upon the breeze.
As the last leaf she plucked and flung
It on the wind, she turned
Her eyes to his and saw the love
Within their depths that burned.
And then at last she seemed to cast
All doubt, all fear aside;
Her love she rtld confess, and gave
Her troth to i his bride.
> trapping Horses.
General Horace Porter, in his "Cam-
paigning with Grant" in the "Cen-
tury," (elIk the following anecdote of
his chief during a ride from Peters-
burg to City Point:
Owing to the heat and dust, the long
ride was. exceedingly uncomfortable.
My best horse had been hurt, and I
was mounted on a bay cob that had a
trot which necessitated no end of i second
"saddle-pounding" on the part of the ! men.
rider; and if distances are to be meas-
ured by the amount of fatigue endured,
this exertion added many miles to the
trip. The general was riding his black
pony "Jeff Davis." This smooth little
pacer shuffled along at a gait which
was too fast for a walk and not fasl
enough for a gallop, so that all the
other horses had to move at a brisk
trot to keep up with him.
When we were afyout five miles from
headquarters the general said to me in
ft joking way: "You don't look com-
fortable on that horse. NoV I feel
about as fresh as when we started
I replied: "It makes all the differ-
ence in the world, general, what kind
of horse one rides."
He remarked: "Oh. all horses are
pretty much alike as far as the com-
fort of their gait is concerned,"
"In the present instance," I answer-
ed, "I don't think you would like to
Bwap with me, general."
lie said at once, "Why, yes; I'd just
as lief swap with you as not"; and
threw himself oft his pony and mount-
ed my uncomfortable beast, while I
put myself astride of "Jeff." The gen-
eral had always been a famous rider,
even when a cadet at West Point.
When he rode or drove a strange
horse, not many minutes elapsed be-
fore he and the animal seemed to un-
derstand each other perfectly. In my
experience I have never seen a better
rider, or one who had a more steady
neat, no matter what sort of horse he
rode; but on this occasion it soon be-
came evident that his body and that of
the animal were not always in touch,
snd he saw that all the party were
considerably amused at the jogging to
which he was subjected. In the mean-
lime "Jeff Davis" was pacing along
with a smoothness which made me feel
as if I were seated in a rocking-chair.
When we reached headquarters the
general dismounted in a manner which
showed that he was pretty stiff from
the ride. As he touched the ground
he turned and said with a quizzical
look, "Well, 1 must acknowledge that
animal is pretty rough."
1 been formerly colonel of the first
Rhode Island regiment; Skin-and-Bone
' was conferred on Gen. Mahone by the
i Confederate troops. Gen. Kilpatrick
was called Kill, and Physics was given
to (Jen. Crawford by the Pennsylvania
I Reserves, he being a surgeon at the
I beginning of his military career.
Superb was a nickname given to
j Gen Hancock from a remark made by
I Gen. Meade at Gettysburg, when the
corps repulsed l/jngt^reet s
One-Armed-Devil and One-
Armed-Phil was Phil Kearney called
by the Confederates.
Cockeye was a name given to Gen.
Butler because one of his eyes was af-
flicted with strabismus, and his cog-
nomen of Picayune Butler was given
by the New Orleanaise. that being the
well-known appellative of the colored
barber in the basement of the St.
Stonewall Jackson was conferred on
Gen. Thomas Jonathan Jackson, aud
th'i expression had its origin in the ap-
pellation used by the rebel Gen. bee,
on irving to rally his men at the battle
of Bull Run. "There is Jackson stand-
ing like a stonewall," and from th.it
day he was known as Stonewall Jack-
son, and his command as Stonewall s
bi i gade.
Louisa was a soubriquet given to j
Gen. Lew Wallace by the troops under ,
his command. He was a great favorite .
for his fighting qualities, and the sol-
j dier° adopted that inappropriate name 1
j for w:int of a better one. Lillie C. >
I Flint, in N. Y. Observer.
Over the fence he lightly leapt,
And clasped her to bis breast.
And to her cheek that brightly burned,
HlB glowing lips he presided.
Then, as the sunset's rosy glow,
Brightened the peaceful land,
With happy hearts toward her home
They wandered hand in hand.
40 be put in the spinster class for go^d
aud receive weekly benefits. These
benefits, of course, are in cash. Some
of the old maids might prefer to have
it so that, instead of money, they
would have a nice, well-trained bache-
lor call twice a week and stay and be
entertaining. Some enterprising Am-
erican ought to get up such a scheme.
There are good-looking bachelors
enough to get up a corps of wooers.
Old maids in the company would have
a man call on.them, say twice a week,
and listen while they played on the
piano and sang their fa\orite senti-
mental song. He would say nice things
about the playing and the singing and
the singer. Neither would he kick the
cat that would be sure to be prowling
about. Many an old maid would be
able to retain her self-respect if «he
could make some such provision. And
think, too. of the tempers it would keep
from souring! Old maids are said to
have awful tempers, and this course of
treatment would be certain to sweeten
Stocking* In «.wy Iienlicn*.
Brilliancy of color and extravagance
of design are the rule in the stockings
which the arbitrary fashion of the com-
ing spring will seek to enforce upon
its favorites. The quiet and demure
hose which but a short time since were
preferred by women of taste have been
relegated to the obscurity of the un-
used bureau drawer, and their succes-
sors are as flamboyant as the costume*
with which they will be worn. Noth-
ing mors astonishing in the way of
hosiery has been seen in a long time
than those contained in a group of
interesting patterns just made ready
for a young society woman. One of
the most e'fective was a pattern of
RELIGION AND REFORM
OVER THE WORLD.
I'oetu by Kllit M heeler
Soul# llur r«l -A Word
•rn' Daughter* Showing
e«l 1 iperleiue.
II f W a
Army >i lekimiues.
Ol the numerous and anuising'nick-
Iiames that have been used in refer-
ence to noted generals, there are per-
haps none more fitting than those that
were given to some of the commanders
during the Civil .War.
Of these Gen. Grant aud Gen.
Thomas were more favored than their
contemporaries, t'ncle Sam, Uncon-
ditional Surrender, United Stales and
Drifted We Stand Grant have been the
many interpretations of the initials of
that general, and he was also called
Old Three Stars, I he number Indicating
his rank as lieutenant general.
Gen. Qeorge H. Thomas was called
Old Snow Trot and Pa Thomas by
. the Army of tli« Tennessee, Old Re-
, liable. on account of his sterling na-
ture and his steadfast purpose, but the
lianie most familiar to us 1b the one
that was given him when steadfast
he stood In Frlck's Gap, on the field
of •Chlckamauga. after the column of
both his flanks had given way before
the torrent of Braggs onset; the hail
of fire that swept the V'nion ranks
moved him not a jot from his firm
Ibase, and the billow that swamped the
f st of the field recoiled from him
"The rein descended and the floods
Old Women mh Prisoner*
A not hepaper from the journals of
the late J. Glave appears in the
''Century." under the title of "New
Conditions in Central Africa. "Mr.
Glave thus describes some, of the
sights he saw at stations along Lake
Tanganyika: This anti-slavery move-
ment has its dark side also. The na
tives stitfer. In stations in charge of
white men, government officers, one
sees GiringB of poor, emaciated old
women, some of them mere skeletons,
working from six in the morning till
noon, and from half past two till six,
carrying clay water-jars, tramping
about in tangs with a rope around the
neck, tiiid connected by a rope oue and
a hnif yards apart. They are prison-
ers of war. In war the old women are
always caught, bui should receive a
little humanity. They are naked, ex-
cept for a miserable patch of cloth of
several parts, he-1 in place by a string
about the v.-a'st. They are not loos
• nod from the rope for any purpose.
They live in the guard-house, under
the charge cf black native sentries,
who dciight in napping and ill-using
them, for Jjltv is not in the heart of
the native. Some of the women have
babies, but they go to work just the
same. They form indeed a miserable
spectacle, and one wonders that old
women, although prisoners of war.
should not receive a little more con-
sideration; at least thei- nakedness
might be hidden The men prisoners
are treated in a far better way.
Aged \ egei wrlMii.
Andrew Bair of Warfleldaburg, Md.,
is a vigorous aud active man of 83. He
ha* never eaten a pound of meat in all
his life, his diet being strictly vegeta-
ble. He has never experienced a days
sickness. He is regular in his habits
and attends to his farm work, lately
flailing rye all day, taking his turn reg-
ularly with two young men. He at-
tributes his good health to his vege-
table diet. New York Tribune.
N golden youth
when seems tin-
ea it h
A summer-1 and of
When souls are
glad and hearts
And not a shadow
lurks in sight.
We do not know it,
hut there lies
Somewhere veiled under evening skies
A garden which we all must see—■
The garden of Gethsemane.
With joyous steps we go our ways,
Tx>ve lends a halo to our days;
Light sorrows sail like clouds afar.
We laugh, and say how strong we are.
We hurry on; and hurrying, go
Close to the border-land of woe,
That waits for you. and waits for me—
Forever waits (Jethsemane.
Down shadowy lanes, across strange
Bridged over by our broken dreams;
• Behind the misty caps of years.
Beyond the great salt fount of tears,
rhe garden lies. Strive a* you may,
Von cannot miss it on your way.
All paths that have been, or shall be,
Pass somewhere through Oethsemane.
All those w ho journey, soon or late.
Must pass within the garden's gate;
Must kneel alone in darkness there,
And battle with some tierce despair,
Hod pity those who cannot say.
'Not mine, but Thine, who only pray,
"Let this cup pas*." and cannot see
rthe purpose in Oethsemane.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Her father in the doorway stood
As they came up the walk.
Indifferent to all around.
Absorbed in sweetest talk.
He knew what suit his neiglfoor's son
Would make to him and smiled.
For ever had he w ished that he
Khould wed his darling child.
And when the young man, stammer*
If he might wed the maid.
The old man in hei lover s hand
His daughter s gently laid.
The kindly words he uttered filled
With Joy the lover's heart,
And to each other pledged two lives
That only death could part.
The largest orchard in Great Britain
is at Tottington, in the county of Glou-
cester. it is oOO acres in extent and in
some seasons yields its owner, Lord
Sudley, a profit of $50,000. The trees
are chiefly apples and plums.
I'aradtie for Old Maids.
Old maids must claim the little king-
torn of Denmark for their Paradise, for
they are insured there. Any girl who
feels that there 1b a likelihood of her
tt!n« laid on the shelf mi) make pro
■ —■ V ... V... ,.Ui. 1.UTI t-1 f ltd <.
dark stars on a light ground. The
stocking was of daintiest white ailk.
the stars in deep black. They were de
signed to be worn with a chic spring
costume of black and white silk, wltto
which they x.iil accord strikingly.
Another effective design gave a berth
boned effect to the stocking of dark
red silk, the stripe of white extending
from ankle to top. A third, which 1§
for wear with a dainty evening slip
per, was a combination of black and
yellow, in an altogether new design.
O, all ye young hearts, know that it
Is safe to do right; it is dangerous to
bow wrong! No matter how smooth,
how soft and sweet, seem the paths of
sin, know that beneath every flower
j there lurks a spider, beneath every
! silken couch of indulgence there broods
a nest of serpents, and the scene that
1 begins with flower* shall end midst
! thorns and thickets. For the moment,
indeed, the judge may seem unob-
j servant, and the watchman may seem
i asleep; but he who yields to any de-
flection front honor shall find at last
! that God never slumbers, that His
I laws never sleep. (Jo east or west, na-
i lure is upon the track of the wrong-
! doer. The time shall come when, In
1 the hour of reflection, reason shall
read the law, conscience shall ascend
j into her Judgment seat, memory will
j furnish the testimony, remorse will be
| the penalty, and the sowing of sin shall
| receive its harvest. Could the sage of
i old sit down to converse with each
youth who to-day walks on the street,
perchance he would flnd many who,
through ex<ess, are draining away the
rich forces of nerve and brain and
blood. Daily they deny reason its
book; taste its music, love its noble
companionship. At last, when the harp
I of the physical senses begins to give
way, and they fall back upon the men-
tal faculties for pleasure, then these
faculties that have been starved shall,
in turn, make men suffer. In that hour
reason or memory shall say, "Because
I ealled and ye refused; because I
stretched out my hand and no man re-
garded, therefore, 1 will laugh at your
1 calamity. 1 will mock a* your desola-
tion, when your fear comet h as de-
struction and your desolation as
1 whirlwind." In Daniel Webster's words
of disappointed ambition, "1 still live,"
we see that a statesman sows what he
■ reaps. In Goethe's fearful cry for
"more light" we see that the poet who
sows darknes* shall reap darkness. He
wrho sows reflection shall reap wisdom.
I He who sows sympathy shall reap love.
, The good Samaritan who sows tender -
news to the man wounded by the way-
side shall reap tenderness when angel?
stoop to bind up his broken heart. He
who gives a crumb shall receive the full
loaf of that eternal bread. He who
gives a cup of cold water to one of
a God's little ones shall receive a river of
water of life Rev. Dr. 11illis.
take work, if that work is assure*.
We gladly welcome them ;<mong us,
but we feel like milling attention to
the grt* t risk which any youug woman
must encounter ir. coming to a city
alone, w ith no money, and no personal
friends to whom she nuftr go. For
every vacancy there are many appli-
cants. and the chances are all against
the stranger. There are temptations
to be met that are new and dangerous,
and loneliness and trouble follow. It
Is weary to he in a city and no one to
speak a kind word to you. and look-
ing at the crowd that is always passing
I and not see one familiar face, and look
in at the lighted windows aud see the
; people all sitting around the table, but
no place for you. Hundreds and hun-
dreds of people, and not one to speak
your name and not one sore heart if
you died that night. Discouragement
so often follows the attempt to seek
work among *t rangers that we urge
upon parents anil guardians the neces-
sity of using their influence to restrain
those under their care from leaving
their home unless they are sure of
work elsewhere, and of friends to pro-
tect them. Mrs. A. H. Marshall, mem-
ber Social Economic Committee of tht
Women's Club of Dew Moines.
showing A |>|ir«'«'lrtt Ion.
Young people should cultivate tbt-
liabit of showing their appreciation of
the good, wherever it is seen or found.
Honest praise hurts no one. And as
we ourselves like it. let us give it to
others. A mother left her baby for a
few moments in the care of a iittlo
brother. In her absence the boy
sketched a picture of the baby. When
the mother returned and saw the baby's
picture, she gave the boy artist a kiss
of approval. "That kiss." said Benja-
min West years afterward, made me
a painter." How many have been
helped by words of cheer or smiles of
approval, and how many lives have
been crushed through the lack of an
encouraging word or a cheering smile!
Have you told your pastor that his ser-
mons inspire in you noble impulses and
help you to live a better life? If not,
tell him. His heart is aching to know
the result of his preaching, and he
may be discouraged because he hears
and sees no result of his work. Givo
him a cheer. Look about us. We are
receiving help from many. Let them
know that we appreciate their kind acta
and words. Give father, mother,
brother, sister, friends, all a cheer.
They will see that we are thankful, and
they will strive to serve us more. You
will look for the good, and flnd it.
Give a cheer, and you will be cheered.
Rev. John D. Ramsey.
I> Not Impart Strength.
A vague idea that alcoholic liquors
are valuable foods, and specially cap-
able of imparting "strength," is still
widely prevalent. But what is the
fact? The food value of strong drinks
is absolutely insignificant. There in
no tissue in the body which alcohol it-
self is adapted to nourish, and. though
the sugar and salts and extractive mat-
ters which accompany it In wine and
beer are nutritious as far as they go,
their amount is trifling. The alcohol
does not even appear to act as a fuel
or source of heat and energy, apart
from nutrition, for it depresses ani-
mal heat, and diminishes the excretion
of carbonic acid. We are, therefore,
not surprised to flnd that in practice
its claim to give strength is wholly
delusive. It is the drink that is strong
and not the drinker, and the stronger
the drink the weaker the drinker,
though he may not feel so.—J. Morton,
A lllfMMeil F.ipttrlcure.
"Christians might avoid much trouble
and inconvenience if they would only
believe what they profess -that God
is able to make them happy without
anything else. They Imagine that If
such a dear friend were to die, or such
and such blessings were to be removed,
they would be miserable; whereas, God
can make the>m a thousand times hap-
pier without them. To mention my
own case: God has been depriving me
of one blessing after another; but as
every one was removed, he hajs come
in and filled up It* place; and now.
when 1 am a cripple and not able 'o
move, 1 am happier than ever 1 was in
in> life before, or ever expected to be;
and If I had believed this twenty years
ago, I might have been spared much
anxiety." Rev. Dr. Payson.
lie I.cadet li Me.
Just as God leads, I onward go,
Olt amid thorns aud briers keen;
God does not yet His guidance show,
But in the en'l it shall be seen,
How, by a loving Father's will.
Faithful and t«-iie. He leads me still,
My trembling footsteps guiding.
When Iff 1* Absent.
i I think we have read enough of the
The queerest fad on record Is that ot
Miss Dell Ten Byck of Worcester,
Mass., who amusee herself by captur-
ing and taming all sorts of sea mou
(trosltlee. She has jars of devil fish
and says she really enjoys their prM-
A Krl.ndly Word In < onutrr Olrl«.
Ab many young women come to Des
Moines alone, without money or friends
in the city, we fee! that we ought to
pre^nt to any others who may have
in mind dolus the same thing some of
the dangers and diBrultlea to be en-
countered. We think that we under-
stand, in a measuip, many of the rea-
sons that seem to make It necessary .
for the daughter to leave home In the history of God s dealings with His pt -
country or village and seek a living In V* understand that this s the way
the larger town or city. In these days ' (,r Him eNei absent [tom
of little silver and gold, it takes all I "lR Pe°P|e 11 ls n0' ln !hel>' ,,f
that father can make to pay the taxes, '"rest n«*d, >'d if , ve'' dof,H
or the rent. It is an honor for any Himself to thmii as He does not unto
child to wish to lighten the burden, 'he world It 1s when they are he-
do not want to discourage any reaved of all outward consolation, ami
vision whereby she can at the ate of j fnce
young woman from coming to Des
Molnt* to engage in business, or tinder-
for His sake 're made to hew trit.u!<i-
tion. - Spurgefl a.
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