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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - February 28, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvi no. Wednesday morning february 1877.whole no. 2074. Loves voyage. Am once i sat upon the Shore to Here came to me a fairy boat a a bark i never saw before whose coming i had failed to note b wrapped was i in books whose rules i Learned by Rote. The Stern was fashioned like a heart the curving sides like cupids Bow and from the Mast straight As a Dart and winged above Ana barbed below g Pennon like an airy Stream of blood did flow. Upon the prow on either Side was carved a snowy Saphian Dove Between reflected in the tide an arching swans neck Rose above not a deck o eve spread with Bro dered tapestries of love. Against the Mast the Idle sail flapped like a lace edged Valentine it seemed a Canvas All too frail should winds arouse the sleeping brine. A tto hold a i said a a toy for sport in weather and so i stepped in Idle mood it aboard the bark when suddenly a Breeze sprang to and while i stood. Uncertain thinking 1 was free to make Retreat the vessel bore me out to sea. Silent and Swift away from land it Cut the Waves. To Pilot steered no voice of Captain gave command. Vet to and fro it tacked and veered. A Day h flew. At eve a Distant land appeared. An Island in the restless seas with Rosy Cliffs and Gold and Green of dappled Fields and Tropic Trees with trailing vines and Flowers Between across the purple Waves through Amber skies were seen. And music floating from afar 1 heard of voice and instrument Gre Bis As the Sun Sank and Star by Star the quot a a _ and All kind fates seemed pledged to Beer me As robbed in the living firmament i went. Till in a deep and shadowy Bay the Little Argosy self furled. Self anchored in the silence Lay and landed me upon a world by other stars and Moons in Diamonde i pearled. A Region to my students nooks unknown where first i Learned to see that love is never counted from books nor passion taught by fantasy. Bat in the living Loving heart alone can be. Tor on that Shore a Maiden stood. Who smiled with Coy and bashful glance and when i pressed her hand and wooed turned not her truthful eyes askance and proved my voyage was no Idle 6port of Chance a from this Island if i veer into the seas of worldly strife. Give me the boat that brought me Here where now the tried and faithful wife tear after year Renews the lovers lease of life pc. P. Crouch in harpers Magazine for March. Moor Dong try act of con Rcd a. In the year 1877, by the enquirer com pan a is the office of the librarian of cob Grey at Washington written for the enquirer from the Wabash. By Joaquin Miller. Chapter iii. Laurels. Colonel Dodge the Coward the impostor trembled As lies heard the rattle of musketry a Little Way in the rear where Jack White and others had been led in the night for exe cation. He sat Down on a Camp chair fell Forward half doubled up As one in despair and settling his head Down Between his uplifted hands put his fingers in his ears and tried once More to shut out All sign or sound of strife and War. At Dawn his fellow officers began to pour in upon him in great numbers with congrats i lations and expressions of full Frank and honest admiration for the Noble and almost miraculous achievement of the night pre a ious we have hastened Over the hot work of that terrible hour and in a single Sheet told what might have made a volume because it is not Well to celebrate the deeds of War. War is an evil an unnecessary evil. Let poets and painters cease to sing and celebrate scenes of Battle cease to make heroes of bullies and Demi gods of devils and wars will cease. Inspiring As is the Roll of the drum the flashing of swords in the run the waving of banners and the tramp of Manly men the Roar of Cannon and the Shock of Battle before i would attempt to dignify that which is Only wholesale murder i would starve. I will not attempt to make that seem Beautiful and glorious which is bloody base indeed and horrible to the soul of a Christian. Yet what is nobler than True valor what is baser than the absence of it and too men must fight now and then. It is pretty hard to draw the line and say just where and when a fan should fight or should not fight. But i am Clear on this that wars Are wholly wrong and quite unnecessary. But this Little Battle in the night just described was one of uncommon consequence. The defeat of the sudden and impetuous assault of the enemy by the boys from the Wabash saved the Arnty. That had been the work of one Man. No wonder the whole army rang with his Praise. No wonder All Bis brother officers crowded around Liis Day to see colonel Walter Septimus Dodge. Men who had laughed at him wanted to apologize. Men who had been Bis friends at the revel now wanted to stand by his Side and catch a bit of his reflected glory. Yet this Man was Moody and silent All morning. He seemed to be in a sort of Daze a stupor. He was As a Man who had had a terrible dream and was not yet fully recovered from its horrors not yet fully awake. A like All great Jie roes a wrote the special War correspondent the next Day to the North toe is a silent and a modest Man full of thought and suppressed a the is lamenting the Fate of his cowardly a orderly a said one officer to another As they left his tent a and is in Low spirits because of his death. It is said that a word from aim would have saved his life but he is such a True Soldier such a Fine disciplinarian so devoted to the service that when the condemned orderly asked to lie led to his tent a that the colonel might interfere and save a he refused to take his part but let him die As an example to enemy had been beaten off and had fallen Back so that there was now no imminent danger of Battle. This was Good new. To colonel Dodge. For the first time he be fan to show symptoms of life. He now had two distinct purposes in his mind. The first was to at once write to the torte a of Jack White and enclose them a Liberal sum of Money which would keen them in heart and spirit till he returned and thus fulfil a portion of his Promise to the Man who had not Only made him a Here hut also saved his life. He Felt better nobler tenfold better As he took up his pen to write this letter than he had Felt for Davs for weeks together. All tras Good in this Man was coming to thai All that was Nolde in this fellow i Hare any thing at All that is rising in his heart. Man is utterly had. Set this Down As one of the great truths which the world does a not understand at All. Every Man has a Reat Deal of Good a great Deal of Good in heart every a Titi on Earth has this. Only in some it is so far so very far hidden away that we never can find it. It is so covered up by crime by cowardice and falsehood that be can to find it. It is the bit of old in the Bottom of the mine away Down n the dark Bottom. Do not say that this Man is utterly Good and that that Man is utterly bad. I know How common and How convenient it is to do so. But it is wholly incorrect. No Man is utterly Good and no Man is wholly and entirely bad. Therefore do not attempt to draw lines where god has not drawn them. A bad Man always seems to me like a drowning Man. He has All his inherited bad nature to struggle with. He has been taught by his father by circumstances to be Fiose and cold and cruel. He is borne Down carried Down the Stream but All men shun him. He is drowning dying. He is a bad Man. No Man will assist him to float. His crimes Are dragging him Down. He is a drowning Man. He clutches at a Straw. Do not cry out against him now. Give him two straws and let him float if he can. I will Send them five Hundred dollars at once a he said to himself a and when i get Home i will put them at school let me see a boarding school. There is a cheap one near Home and the expense of sending them off will not be he went to a Little Valise at the head of his Camp Bedstead opened it and from a secret pocket took out a Roll of Bills. Then he returned sat Down took up his pen once More and began to write with great spirit and pleasure. A let me see five Hundred dollars is a Little too much to Hazard by mail. Can i not have father attend to this for me no i must not deceive myself. He would not give them one the Man arose took up the Roll of Money Laid aside one Hundred dollars and then took the other four Hundred and rolling it up closely and carefully put it Hack into the secret pocket in the Valise. Then he went Hack took up the pen again and again he Gan to write. A it would make them extravagant. Of course one Hundred dollars will be quite enough for people in their position a servants a he said As he continued to write this double letter to his father and the two helpless and friendless orphans. He looked at the Money As he finished the letter and was about to Seal it. Then he took up the Money and held the Bills in one hand and the letter in the other. The Man held his head to one Side and hesitated. A fifty dollars of this Money will give me a grand blow out we Ith the boys and get my spirits up again. And fifty dollars would be a Large a very Large sum for a servant a dependent of my he arose feeling just a Little mean losing he knew not Why the exhilaration. The spirit of manhood that began to possess him when he had the courage to resolve to Send and to count out the contemptible five Hundred dollars forsook him and he returned the fifty dollars to the secret pocket. A one must not encourage habits of extravagance. These two children since their brother is dead Are now to some extent in my charge. I shall have to provide for them. It is also my duty to instill into their minds Correct principles of life. Economy is wealth Economy is wealth. Waste not want not. I must teach them these rules. I must begin at once. There is no time like the present. Let me reflect. If i should Send them fifty dollars they might imagine i intended to keep it up and grow insolent and exacting. Since i come to think of it my father has often cautioned me about Baing familiar and Liberal with servants. Familiarity Breeds contempt. No i will not Send fifty dollars. I will Send Twenty dollars. That will give them ten dollars each. That is ample abundance Inore than they Ever had in All their he looked at the letter and found that this change in the sum would also require a change in the letter and he Tore this into bits and began to write another. Having finished this letter he re read it twice Shook his head and Tore it up. A i shall want this Twenty dollars to spend with the Hoys this evening. Come to think of it i have been rather close with them and now that i am a hero it is not the thing to be too mean. Charity begins at and so saying he put the Twenty Dollar Bill in his Vest pocket wrote a Hasty note to his father asking him to Tell the Sisters their brother was dead and then taking a Little Roll of dirty Stamps from his other Vest pocket he enclosed them fifty cents each. Is the Man finished this letter addressed it and handed it to the servant he Felt unutterably mean. He almost expected to see Jack White Rise up before him As he walked toward the door of his tent and could not hold up his head. The second and Chiefest plan and object in this Many a mind was to return Home and at once. He said to himself now with most significant vehemence �?o1 was designed for the fortunately for his purpose a furlough was now the easiest thing to procure possible. What a few hours before would have Cost if a Coward can Noble in him was non months of diplomacy and delay even though he had the highest friends at court in the form of his father and the governor now would require Only time to have a return from head quarters. For had he not fought like a Trojan had he not led in Battle till there was hardly a Man of his regiment to Lead had he not saved the army by his own personal dash and daring what could the Republic refuse toa manlike this the few survivors of the bloody night just passed so far As his regiment was concerned were unanimous that the Man had now a right to return Home and rest for Many a Day. All the officers of the front contributed their influence to this end so soon As they suspected he wished to return Home aim in the briefest time possible he with the Aid of army surgeons no certified that his nervous system had been terribly shocked by his herculean deed soon was on his Way to the North. His Progress Home was like a Blaze of glory. He was heralded a very place and was the lion wherever he came. The mercurial american press pronounced him the a Chevalier Bayard of the nineteenth this Man really began to feel himself a hero. Had he not been to the wars had he not really been under fire had not his regiment met and Defeated fourfold its numbers not this marvelous achievement due to his own influence his great discipline his Devotion to the nag what if Jack White did really Lead in the fight for an hour that was Only a Little thing one chapter in the Book a thing for which he had been designed by nature and by training As for himself be had been designed for the clergy. Feeling thus elated he even fell into the arms of Bis weeping and prayerful father a Little stiff. When the girls of the now flourishing town came All arrayed in White the evening of his return to receive him and strew roses in his path he Laid his hand on is sword which really had mood an its Point and walked stiff and Soldier like look ing neither to the right nor the left. He really Felt himself a hero. He did not descend into the Kitchen to see the tall sad and heart broken woman there with the Little shivering Dot at her breast. He did not Send for her to come to the parlor. In fact he wished to avoid her. He now wanted to utterly forget her existence. But she she was burning dying to hear from her brother. That evening As the new hero sat in the Center of the spacious parlor surrounded by a Host of hero worshippers there was Little coi motion and flutter at the parlor door. A lady in lace and velvet whom the elder Dodge had quietly resolved should be his future daughter Drew her Silks with a Rich Rustle sharply to herself and looked hard at e tall meanly Clad figure who stood in the door with what seemed to be an infant in her arms. This strange meanly dressed figure tall and silent As a ghost glided Over the carpet and stood before Young Dodge. A emr. Dodge my brother please Tell me about my brother. You took my brother away with you and you Are Back Here. Where is my brother a the Man started. He attempted to Rise fell Back in his chair str Tiggles to his feet and at last stood trembling before this woman. He did not attempt to resume his seat. He Felt he knew perfectly Well that he was not in the presence of his servant but his Superior. A my brother a she held the shivering Little sister in one Arm and reached the other imploringly toward the Man. A you said he was spot in your letter. You come Back Home and you avoid me. You keep away from me. You will Tell me nothing. You will not even now look me in the face. Tell me How he was shot and where. Did he leave no message did you see him die you went away together. Did you not stay together Why did you not come and Tell me All about it when you came Home a the elder Dodge came Forward and motioned her Back. She refused to move. He pushed her aside. A Why will you not Tell me about my brother a the poor girl cried without even heeding the rude hands of the benevolent looking old impostor. A Why will he not Tell you a answered he. With a terrible frown a Why because he does not want to Hurt your feelings. But i will Tell you. Your brother was shot for desertion he ran away from a Battle and left your Young master my son Here to fight alone. That is Why he was shot if you must know. He was shot for being a Coward. And now my girl do Yon go Back to the Kitchen where you being and Pray god that you May have a better the girl staggered Back. The blood fell from her brow and temples and then came tiding Back till her whole face was aflame. It was Radiant with a divine rage. She Speed to grow As she stood silent but terrible before those two cowering men. She was sublimely Beautiful. Even in her rags and wretchedness she was strangely even terribly Beautiful. The Young colonel Dodge took a step Back for her Strong round Arm was reaching her fingers were trembling in his face like Aspen leaves in a wind. She was the embodiment of suppressed passion. Her whole form seemed to swell and grow. Her bosom Rose and fell in Short Sharp gasps and her great eyes flashed and burned into the cringing soul and body before her. A my brother shot for a Coward my brother Jack did you say qty Brave brother Jack was shot for a Coward for running away from Battle did you did you did you a a yes yes that is yes a a you Are a liar a damned infernal liar a a a in i was designed de de de a a yes you was designed for the clergy. But god in his infinite goodness takes better care of his flocks than to let them fall into the hands of such As you. You was designed for the clergy and therefore will turn one Cheek to me when i smite the other and you will not answer me. No matter i could not believe you whatever you answered. But my brother died if he did die like a Man and a chapter in. Every thing goes by. All storms must blow Over in time and let the Sunshine through the Clouds. No matter what troubles encompass you you May rest certain that 1n time you will in some fashion or another pull through them All. Here this desolate and half desperate woman with a child As it were in her arms had been driven by wrong oppression falsehood to Call a minister a wealthy and powerful Man a liar to his Teeth. She raised a mighty tempest indeed in the great Tea in t parlor and people sat staring at each other in Blank wonder Long after she turned on her Heel and withdrew. She went Back to her Kitchen and there sat Down and notwithstanding her sudden anger and great display of Energy and action she wept As if her heart would break until Little Dot whom she had Laid in a Little crib stole out of it came up to her climbed up her chair nestled against her breast and made her sensible by her helpless Little presence that there was something More in the world for her to do now than to weep. Then she took up a tattered shawl threw this Only Protection 6he had in the shape of wrap on her shoulders and taking a piece of bread from the Larder she took up her a Little sister and went Forth fully determined never to return to that House again. She went straight to the two sunken and neglected Graves on the Hill hard by. There she sat Down and reflected a Long time a list she should do what course she should take. It was a hard thing to decide. She knew nothing of the world whatever. It is hard to conceive of a person so utterly ignorant As was this woman. She had never been to school a Day. She could not read she could not read her alphabet this benevolent looking Man the wealthy preacher and clock peddle who had Bent Over her father on his de Atli bed and promised to protect and provide for his children had kept her thus ignorant and helpless so that she might Muke to la a better servant besides he had never seen the time when he could spare her from her menial work and then that a brat a a fall her own fault All her own fault a said this wretch one Duy when his dead and buried conscience threatened to resurrect and reproach him. A fall her own fault. If she had let me put that brat in an Asylum so that she could have done More work it had been a Deal better for this Man prayed every night for the Freedom of the a ave. The ground was dump the air was chill. There was a a Harp East wind rising and wrap her As she might Little Dot was shivering. The child began to cry and wanted to go Home. Tote Little thing had not understood a word or any thing at All about the mean ing of the Stormy scene just witnessed and did not dream of her Sisters Resolution to go out alone in the world and rather Trust the elements than the hard wretches with whom Fate had placed her. A i want to go Home in a so cold a the poor child crept up and put her dirty bits of hands into her Sisters doom. They were like hits of ice. What would he done the storm was rising fast and the wind blowing cruelly. What would this poor woman do had there been a Stream close by she would have thrown herself and sister in it and set the Little world around her wondering Why this a Domestic a Why this a help a had left the hospitable roof of the benevolent or. Dodge and made Here bed in the River bed. �?o0, in a so cold so cold let us go Home and come to Morrow sister dear. Mother is not Here you told me. Then Why do you want to stay if Mother is not Here of of in a so cold a the woman wound her arms the closer about the Little shivering Dwarf and holding her hard against her bosom turned and with a firm and rapid step that meant something More than an Ordinary purpose she went straight Home and entering the Kitchen took up her Cross again and whatever she thought said not one word. Soon after her return to the House the Bell rang for prayers and taking up her Little sister she went tip to Theja Virlor and took her place in the servants Circle As if nothing at All had happened. Yet a close observer accustomed to read a Frank and honest face would not have failed to see that her face was full of Resolution. The Rev. Or. Dodge As usual led off in prayer. He prayed with unusual eloquence with awl Ful zest. His eyes were closed and Liis great big face lifted full in the air. His hands now and then came Down on the sides of the chair before him with ponderous Force. His body swayed and his head was turned right and left As the big round sentences rolled from his lips. He prayed and talked As one who talked face to face with the eternal god. He prayed in a vulgar and familiar fashion loud and Long and dictator ally As if he was on the most intimate terms with the deity and presumed to give direction about his management of the affairs of men. He was particularly anxious that the sword of the lord should Pierce the rebellious South and smite the slave Holder and sweep him away even As Tyre was swept from the Tyrian Rock. He gloried in Battles and in blood lie thanked god that he had Given him a son to give to his country and he was devoutly thankful for what that son had done for the dear hag of his country. Then he at last when weary for breath came to Pray for the servants. He came to the Case of Pom Sallie White very soon. He quoted the apostle Paul he poured All his Wrath out on the head of this girl who no Wand All the time keeled in devout prayer and Humble penitence foe her sins. His prayer touching this girl was More a tirade of abuse than a petition to the deity. He knew she would not dare answer while kneeling at the altar and so the miserable Man brought up All the history of her dead parents his Promise to protect their children the history of that Protection from his Point of View and at last ended by praying that she might take warning by the Fate of her obstinate and rebellious brother and return to the ways of the lord. When the elder Dodge arose from prayers with a loud a amen a that reverberated to the very rafters of the great House he was not at All satisfied with the expression on the face of his son. He was evidently unhappy very unhappy miserable. The father followed him to his bed room hut he was sad and silent until the old Man turned to go away then he clutched hold his hand and would not let him go. The Young colonel was very nervous. A a it Sall that cruel rebellion that cruel rebellion will be the death of my Brave son. How terribly his nerves have been shaken by his deeds of and so the old Man talked sadly to himself As he sat at his songs bedside and waited till he should fall asleep. At last he became More Calm and told his father if he would look once More carefully to the fastenings of the windows which opened out on to the porch and also leave the Light burning he might leave hint. All this was done and the old millionaire stole away on tiptoe from the bedside of his Only son and the Hope of his House. Perhaps it was Midnight it is hard to say at just what time it happened for the House was thrown into such terror that no one thought of noticing the time of its occurrence but at All events about that time there arose the most wild and awful the most unearthly yell from the room where the Light had been left burning that Ever fell on the cars of Man. Then it was repeated and again and again in Quick succession till the House was filling up and pouring Down to ascertain the cause of the alarm. The Young Dodge had thrown himself from his bed and Lay groaning on the floor in a perspiration of agony. His eyes were starting from their sockets and he kept staring at vacancy. He was lifted to his bed and while the servants searched the premises for intruders the father sent for the doctor and sitting by his songs bedside implored him to Tell him what had happened. A Dot Dot that Little ghost of a Dot a shuddered the suffering Man As he kept his eyes fixed on space just above his bed. A she came in there she climbed that chair climbed up the rounds like As of a ladder climbed up the bed Post and then got on my bed and walked on Over me on to my stomach on to my breast and 0, god she said she said a a said what said what my son a the son hit his lips and Shook his head but would not answer. The father took his hand care singly held it and looking in his songs face tried hard to smile As he said a a it Sall a dream All a dream of course and nothing but an Idle dream. You were overcome from your journey. You have had too much excitement in the wars. You Only want a Day or two of rest and All will be Well. It was Only a Nightmare and nightmares like these happen every year to every tote son Shook his head and refused to be assured. He would not let his father leave Luis bedside All night and Only hen it was fully Dawn did he sufficiently collect himself to talk quietly of the strange trouble of the night before. A pshaw a laughed the father a you Are a Soldier my son and suppose Little Dot did come in at the Keyhole As Well she might and walk across your stomach what of it who a afraid a yet for All this professed Assurance the son was very miserable and the old millionaire was equally unhappy. Late in the afternoon he took his son for a walk through the now Large and growing town. It was almost a City now. The shrewd elder Dodge in the absence of his son had not been Idle. He had had All that piece of land which was once the White property set off in town lots and had built hundreds of houses. These houses were renting at an enormous profit. The Many a income from this source alone was immense. He Lead had great contracts from the government and had made Fortune on Fortune with marvelous rapidity. He had thrown All this Money into houses and was quietly preparing fora Long life of Leisure and tranquil Days. He had disposed of All other lands and had entered nil his Fortune on three Long rows of Brick houses. He was not yet done building by a great Deal. One of these rows of Brick houses was stretching straight toward the sunken Graves of the Whites on the top or the Little Hill. To the horror of Young Dodge his father was leading straight toward these two sunken Graves. They had been for a Long time an eyesore to the father. These two Graves at first were obstinately Green and prominent. The White children what Little time they had to play always played about these two Graves and tints by this Devotion to the dead annoyed the Rev. Or. Dodge. Afterwards during one very wet Spring these two Graves fell in and made two dimples on the Green Hill and thus again made themselves Over prominent. But now the Row of Brick houses would hide them from View forever and old Dodge in his heart was Elad at the Prospect. Of course he said nothing at All to his son on this subject. He did not suppose he even remembered where the Graves were. Oddly enough these two men were thinking of these two Graves and nothing else but these two Graves As they Eli Bedr up in that direction to get a Good View of the town As the Sun went Down. A look there my son a said the elder Dodge with an attempt to be cheerful As he turned and looked Over the town. A do you see those churches Well i gave five thousand dollars to the building of that one and three thousand dollars to the building of tit is a a rather expensive father is it not How do you expect to make it pay you know you told me when i was going into the War to be sure and do nothing if i could not make it Correct my son Correct. I am glad to see How Well you remember my simple but necessary lessons. But i make it pay nothing has paid me better. In the first place it was published All Over the land that i was about to donate five thousand dollars to this Church. Well that secured me the influence of the party it gave me a reputation for generosity it gave me a right to get a contract and to make something of of that contract for who could say any thing against a Man who had a son who was a Gallant colonel in the arty and had Given five thousand dollars to the Buiu Lingo a Church. Besides that it made others contribute liberally to the building and that alone made my land Worth More than twice the sum i paid. Business my son business 1 i can safely say counting contracts procured thereby the character for Benevolence and All that that the five thousand dollars invested there brought me at least one Hundred thousand in return. Nothing like a character for Benevolence my son. No Man would think of attempting to drive a bargain or being mean with a Man who has Given eight thousand dollars to churches. Why the Man who brings the Coal takes fifty cents less from me than from any one else. And then the Washer women who my son the Washerwoman think i am a Saint and All of them work forme for half pay. Nothing like a character for Benevolence nothing a they had turned As he was Spe Alag to go on up the Hill a Little higher to be a better View of the town for it was now dusk and a Little difficult to see clearly when As they fronted the two sunken Graves they both started Back with cries of terror. A tall Lank weary figure Rose up As if it had risen from out of one of the sunken places in the Earth. Perhaps it had been sleeping there. It seemed very tired and stiff and feeble As if it might have been some one worn from a Long and terrible flight. It stood half Bent on the top of the Hill Between the two startled men and the noon and looked like a monster trying to lift its forelegs from the Earth. At last this horrible apparition that seemed to have risen from the Earth began to undo Uble itself and stretch out and stand up tall and awful. It was then that Young Dodge threw his two hands in the air above his wretched head and screamed As never Man screamed before. A Jack White Jack White a gasped the miserable being and he fell like a dead Man into his futher a arms. Chapter v. live from within not from without. Put your Finger not upon the Public pulse but upon your on heart. Do not reach your hand out Over the neighbourhood and ask a How do i stand there a but put your hand on your own bosom and ask a How do i stand Here a Pardon me i do not mean to preach a Sermon. But As one journeys through a country it is pleasant and proper As Well As profitable to notice the scenery and the habits of the people the Prosperity of this land the degradation of that and to ask the ret Isons Why. You and i Are making a journey together. A Why was this Young wealthy cultured and popular colonel Dodge so terrified at the sight of this apparition it froze his blood. He was borne Back to the House insensible and when his reason returned he was so nervous so frightened still that he could not Bear to be left alone for a moment. He asked that Sally White might be made to attend him. As there was no Hetter nurse immediately at hand nothing was More natural than that he should ask this or that his request should be complied with. He was suffering terribly. Death to a Man of Ordinary manhood had been nothing compared to what this Man suffered every moment. To return to the subject of ones honorable account with himself. You must keep your record of Honor Only with yourself and your god. The testimony of your neighbor about yourself will not satisfy your own conscience at All. Reputation is hardly the kind of testimony i think that is used in the court of the eternal. Newspaper paragraphs Are not evidence in courts of Law or equity. I believe that men have gone straight from the Gallows to god with the whole world howling condemnation at their heels. I believe that men have died with the reputation of saints and vet have groaned in their souls As they died deceived the world even in death and have gone straight to the abode of the damned men like this renowned Yankee clo Ujj peddle for example. The father was born stronger Thryn the son and As he stood by his bedside lie could not understand Why he suffered so terribly. Besides he did not know All the truth not half the truth indeed. Young Dodge for the first few Days kept his face to the we All or pressed his head Down in the pillows and hid his face in his hands. His sword Hung on the Wall. He could not Bear to see it hanging there. He asked Sally to take it Down and put it out of his sight. Perhaps he fancied and feared that Jack White might come again and take it in his hand again and for quite another purpose. And yet Hod he open asked whether to feared this Man most dead or living he would have gladly answered that he feared him Only As a dead Man. Deeply As he had wronged was still wringing this grand gentleman this Nobleman this ignorant awkward fellow who could not write his name he knew the nobility of his nature he knew How quickly he would Pardon every thing if he could Only Appeal to his High True nature face to face. But this dealing with ghosts it was awful he shuddered and again hid his face in Luis hands As he tried to think it All out tried to find some Ray of Light some crack by which to escape. He was Down in a dark mine and there was neither ladder nor Ray of Light. This Coward this base bad Man now feared Only the dead. A Brave honest Man knows that he has not half so much to fear from the dead As from the living and he does not fear the living. Tote suffering of this Young Man lying there seemed to be in some sort sufficient after awhile it seemed to be a sort of atonement for his sins. He even began to feel in his own heart that if he had sinned terribly he had also suffered terribly. He grew very penitent in his heart really in his heart in fact not in form As was the Case with his father a a when the Devil was sick the Devil was Rod and the Devil a Saint would be but when the Devil he got Well Devil a Saint was the father prayed at the bedside of his son in a loud and dictatorial fashion As was his custom. But the son firmly remonstrated As he became a Little penitent and Earnest with himself and drove him away from the bedside to the parlor. There at this bedside stood or sat Sally White All the time while Little Dot stole still and ghostly As a Little Elf softly about the room. Once As colonel Dodge opened his eyes from a troubled sleep lie was startled by a Clink on the floor. Looking Down he saw a a that Little Dot had taken his sword from the top of a Chest we Here it Lay hidden from his sight and with the Point on the floor was amusing herself by trying to hold it erect. The sword was in the scabbard but the Inan was wild with terror. He again cried out and implored Sally to put that sword away and out of his sight forever. Ashe covered up his face with his hands he saw Little Dot standing on the floor by the upheld sword and looking at him out of her great sad eyes with a weird and wonderful expression. She was so Small that she did not reach up even to the Hilt of the sword. At the songs cry of terror the father again came Rushing in and demanded the cause of Luis alarm. When it was told him he said that Dot must be taken away. Site must not be allowed in the room no not even in the House not even in the town if she so terrified ins son. The tall and silent sister took up her shawl a tattered servants shawl from a chair where it Lay folded in the Corner and taking her Little sister in her arms she said a a Good by a softly gently to the sufferer and was gone. A let her go let her go my son i will not Call her Back. She has been the Bane of this House she and her Little deformed brat of a sister. Besides that 1 believe Lier brother is haunting this House in the form of flesh and blood and if he is and i have spies on his track if he is i will have him taken. If he has escaped execution i will have him returned and executed As he deserves to be and a the son suddenly arose on Luis Elbow. To threw his Arm out emphatically to his father and broke in upon his speech a bring Back that woman bring Back Sally White i say to my bedside or i will Cut my own Throat. You All drive me malt a i shall Cut my Throat in my madness. Sha alone can keep me from it a As the father hurried wildly from the room to bring Hack the unhappy Sisters the sufferer fell Back on his bed exhausted and settled into a troubled sleep. Do bad men suffer so terribly All the time in this world and the next it looks As if his sufferings might have been sufficient to atone for Many a crime. But then his father the Calm self satisfied old impostor Well his Case convinces me of the absolute necessity of a first class and Well regulated hell. Had this Man taught his son that there was such a thing in the world As Honor had he taught him that there was any thing in the world besides Money any thing to do in the world besides the getting of Money and the hoarding of Money this House of his might now have had another a nobler sort of atmosphere. As the s 11 it girls and factory girls returned from thir work by hundreds of an evening and lifted their weary eyes and looked up at the lordly and palatial residence of judge Dodge on the Hill they thought How a Ley thought How Happy How perfectly Happy he and his must be. They looked upon the Home of the two unhappiest men in All the country round. Were you to ask me what i deemed the first requisite to happiness i would answer a High sense of Honor were you to ask me what i deemed the three things necessary to make a perfect Man i should answer in the first place Honor in the second place Honor in the third place Honor were i a lecturer a minister a Public speaker of any kind i would make it my Mission to teach this one lesson and this alone to America. Alas it is a lesson that is not even thought of. That we hich made Greece the Marvel of the Earth May now be counted As among the lost arts. You take lessons in French in Art literature a thousand things but that High sense of Honor Many a obligations to Man is forgotten. That highest of All philosophy which Socrates taught Yaj now never thought of. We Are a race of merchants and very vulgar and common merchants at that. We take All we can got every advantage that Law or circumstance throws in our Way and we never think of our neighbor. Did Ever you reflect that for every Man made Happy by my near one Man must be made unhappy go into stocks and Gamble in any speculation. If you make a thousand dollars you May be perfectly certain that some other Man or men have lost a thousand dollars. You have Only found what another has lost. And neither of you All the time have done so much As to grow one Grain of wheat or As to make one Lucifer match. You have been Only trying to get Eracli others by ead. You have been two Days in the Street lighting for the same one minute a Day to this thought. It will grow on you. As it grows your soul will grow. Our sermons Are mostly of Many a obligations to god. I should like to hear a Sermon on Man s obligations to Man. Per inns there was never an age when there was so Little genuine and first class Honor. Germany came Down and took every Dollar she could get from her prostrate enemy. France instead of bearing defeat like a Man Rose. Fiercely like a dirty dabbled woman Owett the Heel and for Facto at Germany and called her names. You search in vain for a sense of Honor in the High capitals of our own country. You search for it in potential parties in vain. Individuals it is deplorable absent. Do you suppose if there was a sense of a Toner in the Lana the spectacle of a professedly honorable num. Boldly claiming to be president when
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