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              cape girardeau argus cape giitardeau missouri thursday april 26 1866 no 46 vol 111 poetry a century by c.-d helmeh a hundred years shall roll away a century beyond to-day but you nor i nor any one now living shall behold that sun " not one—and all these millions gone before the lifting of that dawni these stars shall flash along the skies but not a gleam shall light our eyes there shall be arm'iefs thrones and states with all their unpredicted fates j yet none of millions now in power shall move the hand or tongue that hour the sceptre banners swcfrd and pen shall fill the hands of other men and other tyrant heels shall tread upon the slave's unlifted head the wandering ships shall conve and go but manned by those we do not know the breeze that wafts them o'er the wave shall bend the flowers upon our graves along these-streets shall move such crowd when these lie sileutin their shrouds $ 4'he same unending rounds of cares which now are ours shall then be their 8 j the plough shall turn the grassy plain ! the sickle reap the golden grain but those who now the valley till shall each lie slumbering on his hill where now we sit in twilight bowera with music kisses love nd flowers shall others call the rising moon to hear their vows—forgotten soon the lyre that now through nation rings - shall voiceless he with broken strings j but eart shall not be silent then for coming days shall bring their mea with all thesetniluons thus be gona before the lifting of that dawn ? the hordes froni mountains plains and weoda become tenth's silent multitudes ? like shadows o'*er the fields of grass this living century shall pass and adding as a summer eve the earth to those who follow leave the press and commerce church and state must gain from others future fate for you—nor i—nor any one now living shall behold that sun miscellang astrakge etoful story in the summer of 1§59 charles geroux became a graduate of a col lege in southern ohio he was the descendant of an aristoratic family who lived in louisiana and just en tered his majority while attending college he formed the acquaintance of clara g who attended the young ladies college in the same place,which acquaintance ripened yito attachment and love and just before the breaking oat of the rebellion they were mar ried and removed to the south miss g was an orphan possessed of a considerable property which was held in trust for her by an uncle a southern minister who had raised her from infancy and personally su perintended her education.ln addition to the endowments of a collegiate education she was possessed of a strong character bordering almost toward the masculine but tempered with sweetness and mildness,not often combined in tlfe same person she was at once handsome and womanly within a year after their marriage and settlement in the south came the fierce blasts of war and there was none more ready to enter upon the deadly fray t-han charles gei'qux his political tutors were practical secessionists and he entered upon the war with a fervor and zeal to command the admiration of his friends and which secured him a major's commission his wife openly espoused the cause of the union and steadfastly refused to eo-opperato with her new friends and neighbors notwithstanding her love for the old flag her husband loved her and while he was at home ■ her neighbors respected her geroux invested alj his ready pro perty which included iis wife's for tune in confederate bonds and placed them in her hands "* after two years service in the con federate army he was captured by sherman in his march to atlanta and sent to camp douglas this was good news to hia wife who resolved to make her way north and rejoin him in his prison home and if she could not secure life pardon to at least stay near him her confede rate bonds were worthless and she was penniless she made her way to the mississippi eiver,and took passage on the ill-fated steamer sultana for the north she sold some jewelry for money sufficient to carry her to chicago arriving at memphis her child was taken very ill and by th advice of the captain of the sultana she remained thero to seoure medical aid within twenty four hours thereafter the boiler of the sultana exploded by a torpedo and two hundred lives were lost geroux in camp douglas made many stratagems to escape he finally succeeded in bribing a sentinel to let him pass and to avoid pursuit j a resort to deception became necessa ry a comrade of his was on the point of death his mess dressed the dead soldier ia the major's uniform and conveyed him to the dead house and gave his name as major charles geroux third louisiana regiment c s a the next morning the body was taken away and buried and the rank name regiment and place of burial were duly recorded in the register of camp douglas * dead by c h jerdon the undertaker for the government sis absence created no inquiry as he was reported dead for the purpose of avoiding public roads and conveyances he took a horse from a pasture ifear camp douglas belonging to john l han cock formerly president of the board of trade and by avoiding public roads ot much as possible reached monxehce the next day his actions excited suspicion and he was arrested on suspicion of stealing the horse and was lodged in the kankakee jail he was taken out on a writ of habeas corpus and no proof basing found to hold him be was discharged eis attorney hovever held the horse and returned it to the owner geroux found a difficulty in getting 4 ithrough the lines and was almost lout of funds and partly for the purpose of visiting the scenes of hia college days and partly to wait something should turn up whereby he could get south he went from here to ohio here he spent the last of his money he was not easily to be discouraged through the assistance of a professor in the college to whom he told his story he obtained a eitaatroo in a wholesale house in cincinnati from there he communicated with his frienh in the south after the usual delays of passing letters through th lines he learned that his two . broth ers were killed in the battle of the wilderness and hia father's estate had been confiscated to the united states government and his father had voluntarily exiled himself to mexico of his wife and child tho only information was they had sought to get north and took passage on the»sultana sine which time she had not been heard of and no doubt had perished t his true position had been studiously concealed and he avoided his former acquaintance shortly after he received this intel ligence from the south sherman started on his march from atlanta grant marshled his army before pe tersburg and the confederate state : vanished almost as a vision during tbe past summer geroux returned to the south and was fully confirmed in his information he had received about his family and that his real estate had also been confiscated ho gave his wife and child up as lost and returned to cincinnati after his wife fend child had re mained at memphis and escaped the disaster of the sultana she started for chicago and reached camp douglas impatient of delay she hastened there with expectations high to meet him who was dearer to her than life the reader can picture to himself her agony a stranger destitute of money carrying in her arms a weakly child not yet recovered from a sevore ill ness and she herself wprn out with fatigue and anxiety when she learned that her husband was dead there was no doubt ot his death ; the registry kept at camp douglas showed it and the grave was pointed out to her which bore this inscription on a pine board s m-ajojs charles geroux third louisiana infantry that same grave this day is neatly sodded over and at its head grows a rose bush broken hearted and bowed down with grief she wended her way on foot to chicago she was taken in and cared for by the sisters of charity until she could hear from her friends in ohio from whom she had received no intelli gence for the past four years a letter was received that immediately after the war her uncle had died and that soon after his widow had remov ed to iroquois county illinois to live with her married eon mrs geroux was supplied with money to enable her to find her trienda in iroqiiois county where she has since resided geroux returned to hia situation at cincinnati and was sent by his firm to collect a debt due them in this county while here he sought out the attorney who had him discharged on the habeas courpusj to learn the whereabouts of tho horse that did him such good service and to secure his assistance in collecting his debt he soon made himself known and while they were discussing the stolen horse 5a lady and child entered the same office a momentary pause and husband and wife were in each ether's arms we shall not attempt to describe the scene which followed the hus band found a wife d child whom he firmly believed dead and the wife found a husband over wfoos grave she had shed bitter tears of woe mrs geroux was visiting the same attorney to find out about her hus band's confiscated property and to applyto the government-to have the property restored to her explanations followed about how each supposed the other dead they returned to iro-quois county a few miles south of our county line the same day and have since returned to i cincinnati.—^kankakoe til gaz the unchangeable land—things do not change in the east as abra ham pitched his tent in bethel so does an arab sheik now set up hi 3 campj as david built his palace on mount zion so would'a turkish pa sha now arrange his house j in every street maybe seen the hairy children of esau squatting on the ground,de vouring a mess of lintels like that for which the rough hunter sold his birthright along every road the sons of eechab whose fathers one thou sand years ago ? bound themselves and theiry t6 drink no wine plant no tree enter within no door and their chil dren have kept their oath at every kahn young men sit around the pan of parched corn dipping their morsel into the dish sob's plow is still in use and the seed is still trodden into the ground by asses and kine olives are shaken from the bough as directed by isaiah ; and the grafting of trees ia-unchanged sine the days of saul the syrian house is stilly as formerly only a stone tent as a temple was but a marble tent what is seen now in bethany may be taken aa the ex act likeness of the house of lazarus where mary listened and martha toil ed or as the.house of simon the le per where the precious box ointment was opened and whence judas set out to betray his master.—[dickens all the year round lovelinessv-p-xt is not your dress ladies your expensive shawl or gold en fingers that attract the attention of men of sense ; they look beyond these it is your character they study if you are trifling and loose in your conversation no matter if jou are as beautiful as an angel you have no attractions for them it is the loveliness of your nature that wins and continues to retain the af fections of the heart young ladies sadly miss it who labor to improve their outward looks while they be stc^r tot a thought on their minds foola may be won by gewgaws and fashionable showy dresses but the wise atid substantial are never caught by traps let modesty b your dreßs use pleasant and agreeable langtsggg and though you may not be courted by tho fop the good and truly great may linger in your steps • . hints fob husbands.—open your purse strings freely if your wife is worthy of the name take our word for it you will have no occasion to regret your liberality don't keep her bo miserably cramped for money that all the pleasant little surprises and luxuries of life are totally be yond her teach calico and shoe strings are not the only things to be purchased in this world a man who rolls up his eyes and groans forebodingly when his wife brings home a three-cent bunch of violets or a pot of verbenas among the spin ach and cutlets in her market basket ought to be sent to the penitentiary forney's press says that the female clerks ia the treasury department washington are in a state of excite ■ ment because tho general goverment flatly refuses to pay the expenses of their babies pagan worship—description of a cm nese pagoda in san francisco wednesday last besides being ash wednesday and valentine day was the first of the new year among the chinese of this city i believe i have told you that there are from five thousand to ten thousand of the moon-eyed celestials in this city among them are some very wealthy and respectable merchants and the doings 7 rf the new year holidays four d^ys have been quite interest ing fireworks and crackers have been rattling in all parts of the city but more especially in that part of the town known as . china town where most of the johns reside many of these merchants kept open house and received their white friends with as mach dignity."and ceremony as any t»ther man champagne and other wines were expended with liberality the temple was opened to all the melician visitors who would honor them with their presence afcd i among others honored them with a call the building is situated in a miserably dirty alley and is a small buildi-ng three stories in height the first story seems to be occupied as a sleeping and smoking depart ment there were a number of this '" johns lingering in blissful repose upon the floor while others were en joyingthe luxury of a smoke the strong fumes of opium which they smoke not haviag a salutary effect upon my olfactory organs i was obliged to beat a hasty retreat and forthwith mounted to the second sfo ry all about this room were char acters in the chinese language bril liant lights were suspended from the ceiling aud incense burned upon the several altars whei'e were reared the gods they worship on oae side were arranged what i took to be stand ards or poles upon which were ban ners theso standards were sur mounted with figures carved from brass in the shape of dragons and monstrosities of various forms near this was reared an altar or pedestal where an ugly looking animal of the dragon species received the homage of the " john around the " ani mile were some beautiful specimens of chinese handiwork consisting of carved work and artificial flowers the who-e being under a canopy of carved wood work handsomely gild ed with gold silver and carmine before this nondescript idol wore placed plates containing oranges can dies and cups of tea given as an of fering j but the gentle pussy vith the immense mouth and open jaws touched them nol in another portion of the room are placed a large number one hundred or more of small figures carved from brass representing chinese in vari ous attitudes and postures i infer red that this was some historical re presentation there were several spreads of most exquisite embroidery work the figures being of the dra gon and mermaid order handsomely wrought in gold and silver upon heavy scarlet silk theso were of fered for sale at 70 eachi the third story is the most impor tant one for herein alt his majesty and glory sits the josh of josh es toag gee he is a jolly fat and seemingly a very good-natured old fellow his mouth ia rather larger than is necessary for a mortal to possess and he grins constantly he is a wooden man but a great man among the chinese hi com plexion is rather darker than that of his devotees being of dark brown he sports a moustache of huge size he also had several plates of oranges candies and a pot of tea be fore him whether it happened to be his lunch hourt>r not i did not ascertain he was seated under a canopy of richly embroidered bilks carved wood work and artificial chinese flowers all arranged with that taste and skill which the chi nese alone possess there was also a piece of embroidery work here which is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen 1 represents the high mandarin of china and his two children it was made in china afid imported to this country expressly for the temple as far as my obser vation extended i judge that tho chinese may have no service there was a large number present but they seemed to be as unconcerned as their visitors kochester union and ad vertiser geological fact in digging at the city of modena in italy and about four miles around it when the workmen arrived at the depth of sixty-three feet they come to a bed of chalk which they bore with an auger five feet deep they then withdraw from the pit before the auger is removed and upon its exr traction the water bursts up thro the aperture with great violence and quickly fills this new made well which continues full and is ffected neither by rains nor droughts but that which is most remarkable is that at the depth of fourteen feet are found the remains of an ancient city paved streets houses floors and dif ferent pieces of mosaic.—underneath is a soft earth made up chiefly of ve getable matters and at twenty-six feet deep large trees entire such as walnut trees with the walnuts still on the stem and the leaves and branches in a perfect state of preser vation at twenty eight feet a soft chalk is found mixed with a vast quantity of shells and this bed is eleven feet thick under it vegeta bles are found again with leaves aod branches of trees as before arizona was the theater of an an cient civilization which has left nfon uments not history well-construct ed houses are existing there unten anted and evidences of extensive mining and agriculture it was evi dently not aytec , btil tolecan or ante-tolecan civilization among the strictures erected by its former people is a house larger jh^n the city hall of new yprf and fire stories high certainly • that sur passes mr benedict arnold's wind mill at newport ia the point of mar vel the apaches a specimen of in dians analagous to the malays of in dia now-overrun the territory and cannot be civilized the mokes are a more interesting people they live upon the mountains and cultivate the land in the valleys for which they pay a tribute ot l-10th to the apao-hes they now number about 1,200 are of fair complexion and somewhat european features some welsh colonists of utah visited them and found a remarkable simi larity of language the same intricate system of consonantal words and other dialetic belonging to the cym raeg colonel portor from these facts wove out the theory that prince madoc who left north wales in the reign of henry ii ol england was the founder of an american co lony of which the mokes are the de scendants homance in a senator's litfb frazer's magazine tells the follow ing story but does not mention the the name of its heroj who is senator lane of kansas a distinguished politician of indiana becoming inter ested in the movement for making kansas a free state left his wife and repaired to that territory intending to return soon becoming however identified with the struggles of kansas the senator stayed away very long his wife waited a little nd then wrote declaring that unless he return ed by a stated time she would sue for divorce the senator made no reply but gave a glowing account of the pa triotic movements in which he bore an important part the next letter he received was from the clerk of a court in indiana informing him that his wife had filed a bill with another from a lawyer offering to defend him the senator wrote back td the lawyer as folio war dear sir yours to hand.—my wife says she will not stand my absence if i were she i would not stand it either i shall of fer no opposition toherßuit yours c . two ye*ars later when the divorce had long been granted this senator returned to washington as the senator of the free state of kan g&s visited his home in indiana and found his wife still blooming and handsome and surrounded by ad mirers with the rest he visited her i from time to time became presently the accepted lover and was re-mar ried to her st joe herald widows vs maidens.—a kich mond paper says that young men are scarce in the city and maidens and widows in search of husbands very plenty the latter seem to be the most successful and the editor plead ing in behalf of the maidens says we do not-think in view of the great scarcity of men that it is fair for widows to marry a second time until all the young maidens have se cured husbands the legislature ought to attend ta this matter sad protect the interest of young ladies for without the aid of legal enact ments the widows are stfre to play the grab game they will there fore have to be restrained by the strong arm t>f the law aa was dmse in the early colonial history of vir ginia when the house of burgesses passed an act of the very character indfeated it waa found that all the young men imported into the colony were at once caught by tho widows by superior wiles and stratagems without any chance being allowed to the modest and retiring young mai dens ) so the legislature took the matter in hand and will have to do so again the township elections in indiana show heavy democratic gains awdrew johnson n 1862 and is 13(55—a parallel.—the washing ton intelligencer in an editorial upon the glorious uprising of the people at the national capital on tb.eu2dinst4 says it was a magnificent spectacle and as we gazed upon it the memorably evening of july 1861 when andrew johnson a fugitivo from his homo arrived in this city and addressed the vast throng from tbe portico of the st charles hotel came bat with its grand and touching memories up on us it was in the midst of the imii runn disaster and the city was id gloom no man wh,o heard his brave words in that sad hour will ever for get them the vast crowd wept fof oy ab he told them of his strength and his unfaltering faith in thß cause x the union and his lofty words were caught up and sent into ev«ry loyal home of the country an inspiration and power every where fof the defen ders of the union and such have been his utterances from that hour to this in sunshine and in storm in triumph and defeat in tbe tempests of the war and in the advent of peatjej and it is for this reason that the hearts of the people are now with him and for this that the people ir respective of party havepourod jorte in this mighty manifestation of ap proval when daniel webster arose in the senate on the 7th of march 185q>aiid lifting himsejf above party spoke oi the constitution and the union h arrayed himself against the.greao body of the party who had placed him ifi power j and ebncloiis of his po sition in sending th:at great and memorable speech the truthfulness of which is now recognized by just men to the people he prefixed to it as a motto vera pro gratis-—tra things instead«of agreeable things truth before favor the statesman ship has been vindicated so will it be with the president of the united states arid the great stati paper which in the face of the party leaders he has been compelled by convictions of patriotism to iekd td the country tera pro gratis—truth before favor may well be its motto | and if there be any significancy id popular demonstrations the time i not far distant wheri vet et?m gratis ttuth with favor—will be every where inscribed upon that bold^anc lofty executive measure a bank safe.—thd viult of ths bank of france which says it for eign paper contains more treasure than any other single spofe ori the face o the globe is accessible through an iron door which has three keys that are kept by three leading officers the iron staircase which lems tts ths vault can be detached and by & chemical apparatus a supply of dead ly gas can be made to penetrate everjr part destroying huniari life in & few seconds while the whole vault carit be submerged in ten minutes oneh a million—walter had lock now living in hardin ecjgfiw lowa lost his right arm at th shoul der in sherman's " march down to the sea he seems to suffer but lit tle incoisvehfefree from the loss and chops wood with his single left arm as well as many having both tbebs members it costs no unusual effort for him to cut and cord from down timber two and a half cordsp jer dayj and he will wager 90 that he can with his temaining arm split one hundred ami fifty rails a day here is a miracle of endurance combined with strength a wedding took place in new last week which offered boflvlncin pi-oof that all the money has not beerc spent yet the bride wag a miss allaire the groom a mr walker the bride was dressed in white satin of cofirse and point lace vei the interesting part of it was that on bet veil her father pinned ten one tbou sand dollar greenbacks and she was presented on her wedding day with sixty-two shares pacific mail stock president jo&nsorf tee chicago times well says " the vetoes of the freedmen's bureau bill and the civil rights bill are acts whose firm ness places tsß president in the rank of jackson and whose patriotism lifts him to the side of washington by the exhibition of these qualities under circumstances go peculiar and so hostile to their existence presi dent johnson is to-day the formoss statesman and patriot produced b the united states thb nail struck on the head it is reported that coirtmodore jan derbilt whose munificent gift to the union at the outbreak of the rebel lion was a splendid steamer valued at half a million of dollars so grati fied the national heart being called on a few evenings since gave the following sentiment ¥ the health of the president of the united states some say his re cent speech is vulgar i say it it just."t-[new york herald fsjriaßf f£aq.—the hag of the irish eep'ublfc recently adopted i similar to the ensign of the unitecn states with the exception that vt place of the blue field and stars t£er is a yellow harp on & green grorictf is fublishkd evert thursday by w m hamilton & co proprietors to whom all letters must he addressed office on main street opposite the st charles hotel up stairs terms of subscription j one copy 1 month....so 26 | one copy 1 year..'.-.52 60 one copy 3 months 0 75 j five 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Cape Girardeau Weekly Argus 1866-04-26

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