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THE DESERT OF THE HEART.
Oh, desert of the heart, in those long eves
When autumn brings our flowerless wluter on,
What a bleak wind aenws thy wild waste grieves
With hollow murmurs for the dead aud gone !
Oh, desert of the heart!
lu our fresh youth, when all things are uew-born.
Before we lure, lu our luipatleuce, old.
We mouru our fate as though we were forlorn;
Then, also, how thou seemest vast aud wild!
Oh, desert of the heart!
We long for love, we think the heavens are rude,.
The future looks all cloud and storui and ruin.
And tierce against the barriers that exclude
Our bliss we strike, but seem to strike in vam,
oh, desert of the heart!
Illusions! Run, oh frank and bounding youth !
There at two paces is the bush in dower;
No more the desert. But for age. In sooth.
Is there a white-rose bush, or jasmine bower.
Oh, desert of the heart?
Bitter delays and longings uaattalned!
Oh ! say, beyond the sands and frowning uiouu
Him lu the distance to our weak eyes strained.
Is there not hnl some Vaucluse with Us foun
- oh, desert of the heart?
More than fifty years ago a farmer
named Atwood, a widower and childless,
resided on aix extensive farm 011 the lior
ders of Sherwood Forest,oll the Notting
His residence was isolated, being two
miles distant from any human habitation;
and he, though now 011 the verge of three
score years, was as hale and hearty, to
all appearances,as the generality of men
He was reputed wealthy, having con
stantly in his employ some three or four
sturdy field laborers.
At the time of his wife's death, and
some two years preceding the incidents
embodied in our story, he had taken
home to reside with him ail orphan niece
from Shropshire, named Grace Morti
Grace was a young lady of handsome
features and commanding figure, every
expression of her face bespoke intelli
gence, courage, and decision of charac
ter; which last qualities were the admi
ration and boast of the kind old nnele
The uncle was reputed wealthy, and a
gang of thieves who had their headquar
ters in the neighborhood,had more than
once tried to rob him. 011 the last oc
casion they had assaulted the house when
the girl was alone, with some female
servants, but hail been repulsed, Grace
who knew how to handle a gun,shooting
one of them in the arm.
From this time forward Fanner At
wood never suffered her to remain lx*-
l.i.wi 1-- rii-nniiiir'- Ids tb*4
fairs,without leaving a sufficient number
of his men to insure her protection; but
oftener he t<x>k her with him, thereby
rendering precaution doubly sure.
On one of these occasions at Notting
ham, Grace made the acquaintance of a
dashing young silversmith, who profess
ed to be carrying on a large business in
He paid the most flattering attentions
to her during the two days they remain
ed at the fair, and finally asked permis
sion of the uncle to visit them at the
farm, which proposition was the more
readily acceded to on account of some
hints thrown out by him in regard to his
own personal wealth and family influ
Agreeable to arrangements, some two
or three weeks after this, Mr. Joseph
Pennington, such was the name given
by the Manchester suitor made his ap
pearance at the residence of Farmer At
wood, and was cordially received both
by the old gentleman and lis niece.
During his stay he made rapid advance
ment in the confidence and esteem of
the family, and used frequently to take
long rambles with Grace through the
On one of these occasions they had
extended their walk to the very borders
of Sherwood Forest, when he turned
suddenly upon her, and with a terrible
meaning flashing from his dark eyes,
spoke as follows —
"Grace Mortimer, is it possible that I
am so changed that you do not recognize
Grace gazed up into his face with a
vague expression of alarm, but made no
direct answer to his appeal.
"Look at me wretched girl; look at
me well! Look at this maimed arm,the
work of your hand!"
And rolling up his sleeve he displayed
a frightful scar just above the wrist,
where she had shot him.
In an instant the terrible truth flashed
upon the poor girl's mind, and with a
ory of helpless terror, such as might
have awakened tlie pity of a fiend, she
ank swooning at the brigand's feet.
Without using the least effort to re
tore her to consciousness, he caught
her in liis arms and bore her into the
When Grace recovered from her swoon
she found herself in the midst of a rough
company, in a low vaulted apartment,
lighted by a miserable oil lamp and a
single wax taper.
The room was of ample dimensions,
and seemed to have been partially dug
from the solid limestone rock.
It was the shout of triumph which
greeted her entrance into the cave which
first aroused her to consciousness, and
as she laid on the huge bundle of straw
upon whieh the brigand chief had seen
proper to place lier, she could not fail
to catch every word of the conversation
Ml bid I KIM. PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1881.
which ensued between them.
Grace cast her eyes around her for a
moment, just long enough to take in the
surrounding objects,and beheld on every
hand a heterogeneous col lection of stolen
property scattered about her.
In the centre of the room six men were
sitting around a table playing at cards,
while her false lover, Pennington, was
busily occupied in changing his fashion
able garments for the coarser descrip
tion worn by the robbers.
None of them paid any attention to
her, and soon after they passed out of
the room, leaving the taper burning on
Grace hoard them h>ck and bar the
door, and soon after pass away.
Then in the silence and solitude of
her narrow prison she noted the swiftly
consuming taper grow fainter and fainter
till it finally expired altogether, leaving
her in total darkness.
She raised herself to a sitting posture,
and at that moment she detected for the
first time a minute ray of light resting
on her hand. She removed her hand,
and all was again in darkness; she re
stored it again, and the welcome ray of
light was still there. She now became
fully satisfied that the outer world was
not very far removed from her.
On examination she discovered a small
opening in the rook overhead, of about
a foot in diameter, upon which rested a
fiat stone, placed there no doubt to con
ceal the aperture from observation. She
strove to remove it with her hands, but
the stone seemed firmly planted.
Finally, with one almost superhuman
effort she succeeded in moving the bar
rier so far aside that she found no fur
ther obstacle to her escape.
Trembling with fright and exhaustion,
she crept through the open space, and
throwing herself on the bore rock above,
her beautiful face upturned in the clear
autumn moonlight, she fervently thank
ed GIKI for her timely and unexpected
She next looked about her, and per
ceived that she now stood 011 the summit
of a vast ledge of limestone, with huge
forest trees around her springing out of
the mossy fissures of the rook.
111 a moment she became satisfied in
her own mind that the entrance of the
cavern was just beneath her. Going the
other way she went through the forest
till she came to a traveled road. It was
tlion in the gray of morning, and in a
few minutes her attention was arrested
by the sound of approaching wheels,and
she made up licr mind to appeal to the
person, whoever he might IK; for protec-
A * length the tnivm came nixt
Grace accosted the driver. She stated
in as few* words as jxissible who she was
and what had happened to her, and
begged him to conceal her if possible
somewhere 111 his wagon, for fear that
Pennington and liis associates might
follow and overtake her. No sooner did
the driver understand that she was a
niece of Farmer At wood's than he asked
her if she did not remember him.
"I do now!" cried Grace, with a thrill
of pleasure. "You are one of those very
persons who came to our relief one time
they attempted to rob my uncle's house."
"The same," answered the driver; "so
you may as well clamber into the wehicle
now as at another time and so give us
an hoppertunity to conceal you from
Grace thanked the loquacious but
kind-hearted driver, who now assisted
her in mounting to the cart, the body of
which was filled with a great number of
boxes, baskets, and casks. A whisky
barrel, with one of the heads knocked
in, seemed the only unoccupied tiling
in the wagon; and Mr. Sharp, with an
aptness worthy of the name of Sharp,
hoisted it up with the remark that the
bungbole was in the other end.
"Now, young oman,ifyou don't mind
it, I'll just cover you over with this
wliisky barrel,so if any one comes they'll
see the sound head with the bung out,
an' they'll think I'm just taking it to
market to be filled. A pretty good idea,
young 'omau," he said.
Grace assented, and suffered her pro
tector to place the empty barrel over her
head, thumping it two or three times to
be sure that it gave forth the right sound
after which lie resumed his seat once
more and drove 011. He had not pro
ceeded far, however, when lie apprised
Grace through the bungliole that two
men were in pursuit of them, and that
she must keep up a good heart and lay
In a few moments tlie clatter of horses'
hoofs, was distinctly audible to her
above the heavy sound of the rumbling
vehicle. The next moment she heard
the strong voice of Pennington com
manding the driver to halt.
"By what right, an't please you do
you delay an honest man 011 tlie king's
'igli-way?" demanded tlie driver, in a
querulous voice, as though nothing in
the world had happened.
"By tlie common right," answered
Pennington, "that one man lias to make
inquiry of another. We are officers,and
in search of a young female pickpocket
who lias just made her escape from cus-
J tody. Have you seen one 011 the road
answering to that description? Remem
ber we are officers, and you must con
ceal nothing from us."
' 'What have you got stowed away in
your boxes there?"
, "O, you can examine 'em!" said the
driver. "I don't fancy you'll find 'em
j contrabanded. There's heggs in some
an' butter in others, ffeece, and wegeta
bles, an' hother similar truck in all the
rest of 'Olll. We'll hxk 'em over, an't
"Oli, 110!" returned Pennington,
"there is too much work in that. But
what have you got in that barrel?" he
added, giving it a smart tap on the head
with his tilling whip.
"An't please you," quickly returned
the driver, "it's a whiskey barrel I 11111
taking to market to be filled. If the
young 'omau be there, you are in search
of, she must have got through the bung
"I think if she was in there she would
find her way out," answered Penning
ton, with a meaning laugh, "But evi
dently* she has taken the other road, and
as time presses, we must bid you a very
good morning, Mr. Driver."
And with this, Pennington wheeled
liis horse, and drove 011 with liis com
panion, well satisfied that they haul sold
the driver, instead of being sold them
The driver cracked up his horses, and
began to whistle as though nothing lntd
occurred. When the team reached the
brow of the hill, he stopped his horses
with a sudden *jerk, and clapping his
hands to the barrel raised it up,and then
jsiinting down into tlu* valley, said—
"See. Miss Mortimer, there lx* a host
of men there, and Farmer Atwood at
With a thrill of joy she recognized
her uncle, and springing to her feet be
fore the driver could restrain her, waved
her hand aloft, and shouted with all her
In a moment the people below saw
and heard her,and a simultaneous shout
went up from the valley.
When they came together,she told him
in a few worils as jxissible, the story of
her abduction and escape,and her friends
eagerly forming themselves into a tri
umphal procession, the curt being in the
centre, marched to the office of the mag
istrate at Nottingham.
Again the story was repeated; aud on
being assured by lir that she could
guide them to the place, a young baro
net, named Hopgood, who had taken
much interest in the affair, as well as in
the handsome vivacious face of our her
oine, volunteered to lead a company of
cavalry to the spot, if Grace would ac
company him 011 a palfry and point out
To this Grace assented, and alxmt
three hours later the cavalry started ou
their expedition into the forest.
TT.. .J luej lHt little ilittb-wRy in find
ing the cave, and still less in forcing an
entrance, and arresting four of the gang
who chanced to lx* within. Among them
they found a constitution and by-laws,
with eight names attached to the docu
ment. A dot of blood was prefixed to
one, signifying that the person had lieeu
"murdered or dealt with foully.
The four wore immediately taken into
custody aud carried to Nottingham,
while a guard was stationed around the
cave to make prisoners of the others 011
their return—Pennington and two of
their number not yet having been taken.
They were trapped, however,that very
•night, and returned to Nottingham with
their fellows in the morning to await
their examination. Some weeks after
they were brought upbefore the assizes,
and on the testimony of Grace and others
they were duly condemned to transpor
tation for life.
From this moment Grace Mortimer
become the rage and admiration of every
one, even to the nobility.
She was petted by the old men, and
toasted and flattered by the young; and
if rejxirts be true she became tlio inno
cent cause of more than one duel among
the chivalrous young squires of tlie
But when a few months later it waff
proclaimed she was to be the bride of
the young baronet, Sir Andrew Hopgood
tliey bad 110 further occasion to quarrel
among themselves, and were rendered
but too happy l>v being present at the
marriage fete, and* witnessing the hand
some dower which Fanner Atwood lie
stowed upon his beautiful niece.
Ask the offenders to go whispering
for;i half hour, or hour, and at the end
of that ascertain who have succeeded,
letting tliem raise their hands. Com
mend their success; give them a little
rest and let them try another period.
Have a period set apart for speaking
by having a large card marked, "Study
Hour," on one side and "Needful
Speech" 011 the other. At the end of
each hour turn this card.
Keep 1111 eye 011 the noisy ones, and
give them a separate place to sit, not so
much as a punishment as to prevent
their troubling others.
Keep a record of those who whisper
much, and class them as "Disorderly,"
and lower tlieir standing for go~d be
havior. This needs to be handled with
Detain those who are noisy and try
to influence them by a kind personal
Appoint some of these monitors.
Give extra employment to those who
seem to lmve time to whisper.
Make a great distinction between
those who whisper about their lessons
and those who whisper about mischief.
ArllllriHl Diamond*— How tlu\v %v*r
Mr. Hannay, the Glasgow chemist,
who succeeded in producing carbon crys
tals which by careful examination by
experts, proved to be real diumoiids, lias
at lost explained the method by which
lie produced them. His experiments
were bold, expensive and oft repeated.
Out of eighty only three succeeded.
Violent explosions were frequent, fur
naces were blown to pieces, steel tubes
burst, and as a net result lie produced a
few small crystals of diamond which
would have but little monetary value.
Furthermore, he confessed to having in
duced in himself a very weak state of the
nervous system caused by working under
such difficulties and dangers. The crys
tals were at last produced by a tube of
coiled Loromtxir iron twenty inches long,
four inches in diameter, having 1111 inter
nal bore of only half an inch. 111 it were
placed a mixture of 90 jK*r cent, bone
oil, 10 jx'r cent, parffine spirit, and about
62 grains of metal lithium. The open
end of the tube was welded air-tight,and
the whole was heated to redness for four
teen hours, a pr<xx*ss whieh of course
caused a tremendous themperature with
in the tube, the same process having ex
ploded many tulx*s tried previously. Af
ter allowing the tube to cool and open
ing it, he found within a small mass ad
hering to the sides which wai quite
black. From this black mass lie obtain
ed the crystalline carbon. Paraffine
spirit is made up of earlxm and hydro
gen, and it is suppos >d that the metal
lithium went into union with the hydro
gen leaving the gaseous carbon which,
under the intense heat and pressure, was
crytallized into the solid form which we
call diamonds. If this ex|xrinieut can
lx* regarded as an indication of nature's
pnxjess the temperature of the earth
must have been at one time much higher
than anything we can now produce arti
ficially, with a pressure so enormous as
to lx* almost beyond calculation. The
earth which now affords habitation for
man must have undergone wonderful
changes since it was capable of produc
ing tlie diamond. — Dr. FootFs Health
Tin* IfHlliirliiMtioiiM of Groat >1 *.
In 1806 General Rapp, on his return
from the siege of Dantzic. having occa
sion to speak to the Emperor, entered his
study without being announced. He
found him so absorbed that his entry was
unperceived. The General, seeing the
E.uperor contiuue motionless, thought he
might be ill, and purposely made a noise.
Napoleon immediately arous-d himself,
oacL without any preamble, seising R+pp
hv the arm, said to him, pointing to the
sky : "Look there, up there " The Gen
eral remained silent, but, on being asked
a second tiire. he answered tliat he per
ceived nothing. "What," replied the
Emperor, "you do not see it? It is my
star, it is before you brilliantthen, ani
mating by degrees, he cried out : "It has
never abandoned me. I see it on all great
occasions, it commands me to go forward,
and it is a constant sign of good fortune
It appears that stars of this kind, so
frequently spoken of in history, aud so
web known as a metaphor in language,
art* a common halliuinati>ll oi the insane.
Brierre de Boismont has a chapter on the
stars of great men. 1 cannot doubt that
pliautasies of this description were in
some cases the basis of that firm belief in
astrology which not a few persons of emi
The hallucinations of great men may be
accounted for in part by their sharing a
tendency wh'ch we have seen to be not
uncommon in the human race, and which,
if it happens to be natural to them, is lia
ble to be developed in their overwrought
brains by the isolation ef their lives. A
man in the position of the first Napoleon
could have no intimate associates; a great
philosopher who explores ways of thought
far ahead of his contemporaries must
have an inner world in which be passes
long and solitary hours. Great men are
also apt to have touches of madness; the
ideas by which they are haunted, and to
whose pursuit they devote themselves,
and by which they rise to eminence, have
much in common with the monomania of
insanity. Striking instances of great vis
ionaries may be mentioned, who had al
most beyond uoubt those very nervous
seizures with which the tendency to hallu
cinations is intimately connected. To
take a single instance Socrates, whose
daimon was an audible not a visual ap
pearance, was subject to what admits of
hardly any other interpretation than cata
leptic seizure, standing all night through
in a rigid attitude.
Shall Waiters Wear Beards.
A proprietor lias an undoubted right
to engage a man conditionally, upon
shaving. No man is forced to accept;
it is solely* a question between them, for
them to settle, without the interference
of anybody. Everything is carried to
ridiculous extremes. One well-known
up-town house actually requires their
men to shave everything clean. It is
said that a guest, to whom nature had
denied any hirsute appendages what
ever, and who consequently lacked that
manly appearance which those orna
ments alone can give, was waited upon
by a waiter who possessed a handsome
beard. Tlie customer, noticing the
difference between the waiter and him
self, announced his intention of not using
tlie house in future unless tlie waiters
shaved, which from that time lias been
a rule of the house. It may not be
generally known, but tlie proprietor of
one of our leading uptown restaurants
invariably shaves when in the city.
This is consistency. This gentleman
would, doubtless, scorn to ask a man to
do what he would not do himself.
A Great Catch on FUh.
A great catch of weak fiali, was recent
ly made about two miles off Rockaway
Beach by the steam smacks E. T. De
Blois, Capt. J. A. Keene; Leonard
Brightmau, Capt. Elijah Powers, and
J. W. Hawkins, Capt. J. Wawkius.
These smacks are engaged in the
menhaden or "moss bunker" fish
ery for the oil-rendering and
fish-scrap works on Barren Island and
were cruising off Rockaway in search of
schools. About noon a vast school of
what the fishermen supposed at first to
be menhaden was discovered stretching
along the coast for miles. To borrow
their language, "the water was red with
fish, but they didn't break the surface,
as menhaden always do." The boats
were lowered, the seines spread, and
then it was discovered that the school
was of weak-fish and not menhaden. "I
have been in the business for twenty
years," said the mate of the Brightmau.
"and I never saw anything like it before.
The fish varied in length from one and a
half to three feet, and in weight from
three to seven pounds. The De Blois
caught over '2OO barrels, the Hawkins
150 barrels, and the Brightmau 350 bar
rels. The entire catch was estimated at
comething over 200,000 pounds, which,
at the ordinary market price for weak
fish seven cents a pound would
amount to §14,000. But, of course, the
market price could not be maintained in
the presence of such a catch as this, and
it was said recently that a strong effort
was being made by the wholesale fish
dealers of Fulton market to prevent the
greater part of the fish from being put
on sale. The Captain of the Hawkins,
which landed at Pier No. '22, East river,
foot of Fulton street, obtained a promise
from a Fulton, market dealer to take
part of his catch, and then made over
tures to Mr. Eugene G. Blackford, of E.
G. Blackford A Co., Beekman street, to
sell the remainder. As soon,however,as the
Fulton market dealer learned of the offer
to Mr. Blackford, he refused to take any
of the fish. The captain of tlie Bright
man, however, had better luck. H. M.
Rogers A* Co., of No. 11 Fulton market,
engaged to take his entire catch of 350
barrels, and immediately put two men
in charge of the lioat. The Dll Blois,
meanwhile, had made fast to the bulk
head at the foot of Beekman street, and
Captain Keene, failing to come to terms
with the Fulton market dealers,engaged
P. Owens, of No. 104 South street, who
manages the peddling trade for the Ful
ton Market dealers, to dispose of his fish.
A crowd speedily gathered about his
boat, and the fish sold almost as fast as
they could be handled at twenty-five
cents a pair. The pressure of the crowd
became* so great at one time that police
assistance was invoked, and Officer Wil
liam Brown, of the steamboat squad,
w as detailed to stay on the boat.
ItinL anl the Lighthounci*.
It is a curious fact in natural history
that our migrating birds all (or nearly
all) perform tlieir migrations in the night.
Subsequent investigations have led to
the acceptance of this habit 011 the part
of the birds by all scientists who have
studied this subject. And Capt. Brooks,
of the Faulkner's Island lighthouse, says
that every year great numbers of birds
kill themselves by dashing against the
light. Once, in the top of tlie lofty
lighthouse off St. Augustine, Florida, I
found the thick and solid plate glass
badly cracked, and some plates newly
put in to replace others that had been
wholly smashed by the impact of wild
ducks—and this, too, bear in mind, in
spite of a strong wire netting placet!
around the light for its protection!
Such is the force with which they fly.
Faulkner's Island light is so strongly
protected by heavy plate glass that it is
rarely, if ever, broken. But " the
slaughter of the innocents " is enormous
in spring and fall. During the period
of tin* main movement, for a week or so
in spring and in September, Capt. Brooks
says hundreds of dead birds are picked
up. 011 the morning of May 1(5, 1878,
he picked up no fewer than 216 dead
birds at the fix>t of the lighthouse tower,
none of them larger than a catbird, aiul
he says there must have I wen three or
four times that numlier that were so
disabled that they could not get off the
island. He thinks 1,000 birds at least
were killed or wounded in that one night
against liis light alone; and he took
measures to ascertain how it was with
other lighthouse keepers. Most of them
reported quite as large, and some even a
larger destruction than Faulkner's Is
land had witnessed!
Take even twenty of the eighty or one
hundred lighthouses (at a guess) betw *en
the New Jersey coast and the shores of
Maine, aud if anything like this rate of
ornithological fatality prevailed, what
must be the annual destruction of birds
on our northern Atlantic coast alone ?
Mrs. Celia Tliaxter, in her reminiscences
of the Isles of Shoals, tells of a similar
state of things at that light. Doubtless
tlie keeper of almost any light could tell
a similar story. No wonder our New
England birds do not increase—that
many kind 9 seem to be falling off. That
with the wanton destruction wrought by
long-legged men and boys with guns,
and this work of the lighthouses, there is
danger that the number of our small
birds will tend, notwithstanding their
fecundity, to diminish rather than in
A Boj'i Grip for Lif*.
William Stonestreet, a twelve year old
lad, had a narrow escape from a sudden
and terrible death recently, in Louisville,
Kentucky. The boy says he throw
ing a base ball up against the side of his
father's house, near Hancock and Lamp
tOD streets, when the ball lodged in the
gutter at the top of the house. He imme •
diately started np to get it. getting out on
the roof through a hatchway. The house
has three stories and an attic, the roof is
rather steep, and as the boy slowly edged
over toward the gutter be felt a sinking at
the heart. Ills little sister Mary was stand
ing in the yard eyeing her brother, and
calling out to bim every instant to come
down. He made some boastful answer,
and continued his dangerous journey. He
reached the edge of the roof, caught a firm
hold of some projecting shingles, and lean
ing over seized the ball. Before he could
arise from his stooping position, be felt the
shingles to which he was clinging giving
way with him. He clutched them nerv
ously and began to draw himself up slow
ly. Suddenly the shingles gave way, and
•n an instant the boy seemed to be hurrying
to instant detfth. The pavement was fully
thirty feet below, and there seemed nothing
to prevent his being dashed to pieces on
the bricks. Just as he was rolling over
the gutter he involuntarily seized bold of
it and clung there desperately. The gut
ter was an ordinary tin affair, not very
strong; nor was it bound to the roof very
tightly. The sudden weight of the boy
made the tin sag down, and a few ot the
fastenings gave way, leaving the boy hang
ing down over the abyss, with only a bro
ken rotten piece of tin between him and
eternity. William was now thoroughly
aroused to his danger, and cried out for
help. His sister ran into the house and
happening to find a colored man there told
bun of her brother's danger. The mau
ran out and getting a long ladder which
was lying in the yard put it up against the
house. The boy was now almost exhaust
ed. The perspiration was running down
his lace in streams. His eyes were dilated
with terror and exhaustion, and it seemed
impossible for him to hold on till the as
distance came. The colored man ran up
the ladder nimbly. Scarcely had he
reached the top when the boy, who could
hold on no longer, dropped into his arms.
The colored man took him down and when
the boy reached the ground he fainted. He
was taken into the house and physicians
A Woman with a History.
Mrs. Be&tty passed through Nashville,
Tenn., recently, en route few Blue Uidge
Springs Va., her accustomed place for
spending the summer, to Criggie Hope,
where she will spend some time with her
niece, Mrs. Murray, and family, of Mem
phis. Mrs. Beatty is a remarkable woman.
She is a daughter of Governor John Adai r ,
of Kentucky. At the age of 18 she mar
ried Joseph M. White, of Florida, who
was elected to Congress from that State,
and continued to represent it at Washing
ton for twelve yean, without ever going
to the State or even asking the suffrages of
(lis constituency. He declined to serve
longer before each election, and finally was
Tiowed to retire on the pretext his
wife's health required a change. He then
went on an important foreign mission and
remained abroad many years, whereby his
gilted and beautiful wife possessed extra
ordinary advantages in sharing the honors
of dignitaries in Church and State. She
was honored by a private interview with
the Pope of Rome fifty years ago without
paying the usual homage of kissing his toe,
ind not only did he pledge ever to receive
whomsoever she might see proper to com
mend aud to remember her in his prayers,
but be sent htr some valuable presents,
among which was an elegant diamond
cross, with an exquisite representation of
the Saviour in amethyst. Mr. White was
a successful lawyer, and at his death left
an estate of a half million dollars. Five
years and more had elapsed after his death
when Mrs. "Florida 11 White, as she was
known in Washington, married Dr. Beatty,
of New Orleans. He died in about five
years, when she retired to the privacy of
uer estate in Florida. There she remained
alone with her two hundred slaves until
the results of the war made changes neces
sary. When Mr. Lincoln issued the eman
cipation proclamation she called them to
gether and explained to them its import.
They readily understood, for she had, with
•liligence. taught them to read and write.
Although past 80 years of age she posses
ses her faculties quite perfectly. Her
memory is excellent. When younger she
and Mi 8. President Polk were special
friends. After the war she busied herself
in the building of a Southern Presbyterian
Church at Washington, and from one of
uer own sacrifices she gave a couple of
thousand dollars realized on the sale of
tier diamond cross. It was a relic that she
greatly prized, and she would not have
parted with it, but, although she had edu
cated seventeen children, she was never a
mother; hence there was no person on
whom she could so satisfactorily bestow it
iis in giving it to her church
A Noted Statue
Beiujousfield's statue is to stand in the
north transept of Westminister Abbey—
that which is entered from the church
yard of St. Margaret upon the Thames
side, and in which stands the well-re
membered monuments of Lord Chatham,
Palmerston, Mansfield, Canning and
Peel. Beanconsfield's statue will be
placed next to that of his old antagonist,
Sir Robert Peel. It will probably take
the place of Chantrey's monument to
Sir John Malcolm, the diplomatist of
East India fame, to whose memory an
other monument in the form of an obelisk
100 feet high stands at Eskdale,in Dum
friesshire, Scotland. The Chantrey monu
ment will be removed to another portion
of the Abbey, as it was the intention of
the late Dean Stanley to have the north
transept devoted in the future to Prime
Ministers. . The selection of the place
for the Beaconsfield statue, aud the ser
mon upon the late Premier, were among
the very latest official acts of the Dean
—The official list of property in Ver
mont shows a total value of $163,391,-
893. Last year it was $109,250,000.