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dn tes expiration of u. V0. VII. WXEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 181. N.s c
THE ARTIST'S LOVE.
It was just in the shadow of the
ruined wall, which towered above
the blue shining waters of the riv
er, and when thc tide was high
ciropped down the long trailing
ivy vine to kiss the laughing waves
-they sat, two women ! One,
with her arm resting upon a bro
ken column, her dark eves with
the ntemory of the long ag' stir
ring their brilliancy into life,
gazed afar out at the floating
clouds, her face a sad reflectionl of
the past ; while the other, many
years younger, half knelt at her
.eet. and Iwith a smile upon her
red lips, and the light of hope in
her glorious eyes, played with the
sight moss upon the b.nk beside
It was a perfect picture, for the
twilight crept in .2nd fell a-ross
the foreground jnst enough to
brinir the wondrous bcauty into
To the artist eves of Palph Ber
tram, who, wandering down the
river bank, came upon them. it
was a perfect harmunv of light
and shade-an exact suject for a
masterpiece. Then and there he
sat down, and sketched until the
darkness shiouded the whole and
shut it from his view. He took
his sketch home, arid for hours
sat and gazed upon it enraptured
with the glorious beauty of the
faces. Who were they, or rather
who was she ? Wh' was the girl
with her dreamy. hIa.pv face, and
dark melting eves, with their hope
fulness and tru't ?
When :moriniig dia.vn:d. lie Weit
down again to the river's bank,
and watched and wai :e' for hours;
but they never came. He inquired
of every passer ; but no one knew
them. OWe won!d s. ",y, yes,
I have seen them-two women,
one old and sad. the other young
and happy. I d> n)t kno r their
A:nd anoth. r wou.li declare he
was never aw:ire< f their existence;
and thus h iiand his search a
vain o,e. IIe went on working
day and ni;ht upon his picture,
and at last it was complnte and
when hi w:rnt i)u o s studio in
the city, and placed it there, his
friendls held ui th*- hiands in ad
miration, Lnd worshipped it; and
before mianiy days it founid a place
in the most ren owned Art Gallery,
aind all the wori.i went crazy over
celebrated;: anid ord :rs came upon)
bimi faster than hie could til them.
IIe became the lion of tihe season;
and farr and iiear his praises were
sung. But to himl it was as no
thing when thoughts of his belov ed
picture caine ;:and hour after hour
he sat and gazed upon that beau
tiful facu like one entranced.
"I believe. Mir. Be'rtraim, that
you are p)ositively in love with
et.hat younrg the-e !" said a belle, as
she came upon him in the gallery.
-"Was it fronm life, or y-our own
imagination, th at you painted it?"
"Imipossible ! It must have been
a dream ! No living woman was
ever blessed xvith such beauty."
"Yes, one !"
The lady went away, and before
~i::;t one half of the wvorld was
jeaIous of his picture, and declared
"It must be so, for no woman
ever posse.ssed such rarec beauty.
It was a dream, a mere liallucina
Bertram heard it all, anid laugh
ed. Perchance the day might
come when hie could bring this
wondrous beaLuty before them, and
convince themn; and withI this hope
he labored, and sought her far and
It was a cold, bitter niighit, suud
round the corners the wind swept.
bringring wvith it fitful gtusts of
hard, cutting sleet, and penetra
ting to the bone ever-y unfortti
niate being who chanced to be
abroad. Bertram came briskly
down the street to his studio
warmly wrapped in a heavy coat,
with a vision of his pleasant r-ooms
before him, and lightly hiumming
- an oper-a, iIe had turned from
the principal street, and was walk
ing along where all was quiet,
women, who stood near the iron
railing in front of a house.
"mother," said one, "it is but a
little further ! f)o try to keep up!
Here, lean upon me.. Mother, mo
She was vainly trying to sup
port the sinking form ; but not all
her strength could prevent her
from falling. And Bertram sprang
forward in time to receive her in
his strong arms as she fell back.
"Mother. oh, my mother!" was
the wild, despairing cry.
"Don't be a:larmned, miss ! She
has only fainted. 3M v abode is
here, close at hand ; and if you
will assist me, I will take your
The young woman obeyed him
without a word ; and with her as
sistance, Ralph bore the senseless
form to his elegant apartments.
There was no light within the
room ; a )d after placing the inani
mate furm upon the sot. he light
ed the gas. As the soft radiance
shone through the room, he sprang
back with an exclamation of sur
prise and deli ;ht. His pictures
The ftce of his itlllzed one ! At
the sound. the young.er started np
and looked towards him. how
beautiful she was, with her hat
falVng back, and the damp waves
of ckestnut hair clinging to her
broad white forehead, and the
great lustrous eyes fixed upon him
in wonder! Bertram could not
mother she began, with
'-Pardon mue ! I forgot myself !'
And he brought wine, cordials.
and laborc-1 until the blood stole
back in little flashes, and the dark
eyes opened. For several imomients
she did not seem to understand
the strange room and surround
ings; but when the you. ;eti poke,
she said, "Agnes, darling ?"
"Mother. are you better ?"
;'Yes. t-es .'
A gnes ! It was like her. Pur",
good, beautiful, saint like
Brtran sat in the window tin
til they called him. The elder
was st-tiding in the centre of the
roo:n, h'r mantie thrown around
her, and one hand resting uprn
the shonider of her daughter.
,I wish to bid you good night.
and thank you for your kindness.
If it were in my power. I would
"3Iadam, I beg you to sit dIown.
I have spent months in searching
for you; and I beg you, now that
I have found you, to remain here.
If yon are willing to conmfer a fa
vor upon me, remain here to-night.
"Secareching for uts! What do
you mean ?
"You will learn one day ! I owe
you all I p)osses."
She sat lack, seemin gly petrified
"Who are vou? I nmever met
you ! You owe me nothing."
"Will vou remain here ?"'
"Yes, if you need us."
After a time, the noble-looking
woman sat in a comfortable chair
near the grate, her lovely- daugh
ter at her feet ; and Ralph Ber
tram brought fo.rth the sketch,
and told the story.
"-And you are the gzreaLt p:uinmter.
Railph B3ertram ?" asked Agnes.
"I am Ralph Bertram," he an
"And the great picture of which
we have read, was only poor main
ma and I, sitting upon the bank of
that beautiful river in the country
where we visited last summer.
1[o'. strangre ?"
Agnes la Grange was happy ai
conIten tedl in t he splenidid room,
and withi her head resting ini her
mothers lap, heard her tell thle
story of her father's death, their
fl iht from their l:eautiful home inT
France, of their straggles and
hardshmips, and their utter homei-i
ness, and smiled when Ralph Ber
tram gave his hand and begged
them to accept his friendship.
The Art Gallery was crowded
and all the !ishionl was ouit and
promenading up and downm the
rand saloon, and passing before
alph Bertram's pictture, to admire
nd comment. All at once there
was a buzz, amid the crowd parted
n either side. D)own the opening
ame Bertram with a lady- leaning
on either arm; and as lie passed a
umua- woe around :
The faces in his picture ! .Io
beautiful ! How perfect !"
.alph was never happier o
prouder than when he stood wit
his fair companion and heard thei
words of praise, and when A e
whispered, .It is grand, Ralpl
and I am proud of you.''
"I vdarling. praise is Wort
more than all else to me," he al
swered ; and he pressed her han
tenderly, and looked into the dar
eyes, worshipping her glorioL
beauty with all his heart.
1::ee m(re the world gat here
to tenvy and a:lore, when th
har.dsorne artist and his love stoo
before the alta:-, and were mad
The great picture brought hit
afortunlile; and tle originals brougI
him1E coifort and peace.
PLtmINO MA L WH:s w 1r i .n
MoxnIS.-T he T .elstraph editors a
Macon have intervie.wed Dr. St<
phenson, of Hall County. on tl1
diamiond discoveries in that se(
tion of the State. and have clicite
somei cuI*OUS fats., The Do-)(to
says about forty diamollIs hav
been foulnd in Hall Cotanty, bu
the most valuable have been d'
stroyed or lost through ignoranc
of their character and value. Sunw
negroes broke one Worth a hu
dred thousand dollars to ;)ieces, t
see what it might be. A farmnc
des;ribes one which was given t
him thirty years ago, and used h
himself as a child and his boy
subse.qc1=ently for a niddle man i
n:ubles: hut it was lost about th
p1aCe si m:hs ago,:und t:hey a:
hunIlting ib.r it no.11" Nuth,ingrw'
;1im 11 abmut its vahiC until sin
astones Were proluni1e1t ,d to h
diiant)i>d, andl then the farmlc
knew thlat he and his loys ha
been ph 1 m' ri::ales with a hi:
mi0oIid whICI, frollm tlescrptioin, th
Doctor thinks must be wvort
*->0000, :nd be one of the mo>
valuable gEms in the world. Th
Ioetr Says that labor ai caiiit:
only are eeded to prove that t;es
diamon fi.lds in Georgia surpat
inl valne those of BLazil and at
equ:I to an1y in the woid.
11.:.s : Or J:.IuIr.-( :ttin1
We-ll into the middl of tellin
goo: story. and then utterly fo
S'tting jst the very p>oit t
it. " o
-ine inoiriing to I"N marri;el, :ai
rmember ing, wvhen at the chture!
thatt yo have left the rinElg behi
Gect t ing thirough su.ccessfu:lly thI
first verse of a song,~ and thet
completely forgetting tile ren?th
hlavinrg j nst postedl an u1rgen
beggrinig letter to a friend. su;
dently h;ethinkinig that youna
speml led has niamie wrong, andi fee
ing pretty sure that this islikel
to olfeind lhim.
Re rlcing, on youtr wvay homa
after SuE ping at your club, ti:
youi pnnised to returnii ant hmar
an early dinner, and escort yoi
wife and her mother to the pla'
Thne Sanlde sville Georgian say
the people of Jones cournty ha
been jeperimn ting with Swvedis
labiorers alld are so well plvase
with thlEm that they areprp
i ng to bring onut ot hers at an earl
day. The cost of brin ginig thre
over is about 875 a heal. whie
it atdvanni-td, the enmigranit refuind
by ht bunrig one year, recemi vi
addition hiis or her board anm
clothing. A gecntleman writin
fronm that co)unty speaks of thler
ini the hightest terms. arid say
that one of thmem is worth tw
At ai iarge New York inEil
parlty time otiher even inig theC t ab
clothI wvas of heavy white sill
edged wnhi p)inElt lace. All thr
ot her ajppointmtsliit w 1 eqElial,
distinil'hed( for cost and viu
garity, says the Mad.
WVhite labor is in d'emanid foir the col
ton and suga;r p:antations nair Ne
Orleans. The Piicayunie says orders ar
constantlv re.ceived frm thle cotton an
sugar p:~nEr for in b' ite labor, and the
white hauls will be emoiloyed niext yen
to a imuch geater extenit than ever b
IIerschel V. Jmioso is expected
washingEma to argue againrst the cor
stitutialihty of tie cottotn tax. Iti
stated that the successful issue of thn
case involves rhe reE urn of nedy~ Si\i
"CALL A MAN." 0
r Any one who is disposed to try
a hearty laugh, must make the
r eccssary prerparation before read
ing the following amusing sketch
of a hashful young man :
.oln J:tckson was a very in
dustriious, hardworking young t
ma:ln, of twenty-three years. Be- C
ing the eldest child, and the only t
son, he had always remained at
1home, assisting his father upon
the trni. John was much respect- IC
ed b,y every one in the neighbor
hood whicb he lived, and many a
hriglt-ecd and loving damsel
had secretly thought that she
would like to change her name to p
Mrs. John Jackson. But John
ton hl not be fooled in this way
i(r he was no ladies' man." The
cact was. tlat John was a very
t "a,lrul young man. ie would n
rat her hue potatoes or mow hay
e Iall day than undergo the cere
ny of an introduction to a
vut:n ladv. Not than .1olin dis
ie the dear little and loving
e (atires-far from it. We be
t lieve that he, in common with all
ha:li1, well-meaning men, enter
e tained the very highest respect
e and admiration for them. And
tiis no doubt, was the principal
u cause of his bashfulness. Io felt 1
r that they were the weaker ves
a !is and supe: ior beings, and that
r he was unworthy to associate
with the; upon terms of equality.
a t we e:::m(ot stop to moralize.
N -anev Clark was a gay and
(idashing girl. and was the daugh
t r ot a respectable furmer, whose h1
i- h;is ji rd the Jackson fctrm.
c Naney was a etty, saucy little ,
i xomll lass, and she liked John
l J:w(kson. Whentc they were children c
C. th att ended the same school,
and as he was a few years her
b seni(or was usually her ehampion
i in the chiblisl (islute.S that arose.
an her companion in going and
" rea g. At list .John becan:e
e f; imutch of* a young man as to tie
S kept at home from school, as she
h:t been in pastyears. John in the
miealtlime discovered, too, that he
had bee:n growing in stature, and
seemed as if lie had been grow
a ing out of shape. His feet and
e gs aplpeared very awkward ; his --
f:;e" painedl him. and taking all in
:l he was uiincciel to think he C
w not mire than half put to- t
No the truth was John Jack- ':
son was rea1lly a fine look ing
youn m:u and notinig but his
whiationi of ..ancy could have
-auggesctedh any such foolishithou gh ts I
1a lrely dar in1 Au.ust. The
hea vens~ wer*e clear, serene anid
beautifui--th.e trees were ladenf
wit oldenl'C and delicious fruit.
and1( thei beaultifm Il) irds twittered
thiri warbli ng son1gs of love ini
: baces. ThenI earthi-(t here.,
ve. have slid down~ to earth once
mor ; such lofly an'd elevated
heights they make our head diz
zy.) W w ere about to say that :
**"earthI had1 yielded her bountiful
eharvest of a year's grass, and cl
h e.n hoe-uklhes, whiceh the t
l:'ole yeoman ry oIf Chiesterville t
-had garnered wi thin i their store
Shuses"--ut upon second thought
ii cone! udedl to word it thius: "'The C
fa rmers of Chiesterville were done I
ha11 . Jacksoii's sister had a
quihin t hat afternoon. IIis fit- ~
th0r hadl gone to 'heithi's 3Mill''
to get soime wheat ground for the
.ccasin. and Joh'n was left at
homeI a to( repauir sonme tools to be
ready on the next day to comn
e n'a miowing the meatdow grass.
niden'ly it occurred to Jolhn1 thatI
he Iremained about the house in p
lhe af teriiot)n, he was certain to n
b e Ccte ini at tea timeil and( re-] h
quliredk ti do the honors of the ta- ti
ble Th is John could not be ini- a
dluced to aiccomplbs u~itnder the ti
- tate of his bashful heart. To ei
av oid t is. an idea flashed across ib
his diturbedl niind, to leave the
p iacde, so he quietly shouldered his fi
- seythe and stole awaiy to the q
meaow, half a mile distant, fully a
resolv ed that lhe would not leave it
ther unitil it. was so (lark that he p
scould not see to mow, and thus J
avolid seeing' any of the girls. t.
The 'awAim was surroundled Io:
n all sides by a thick fore:
-hich effectually shut out wh
ttle air there might be stirrir
he sun p)ured out its rays
bough the little meadow was t
)cus point where the heat w
oncentrated. John would mc
nd sweat-sweat and mowed, u
1 he was obliged to sit down ai
Dot off. Then it occurred to Jol
2at if he took off his pants, hs
ig on no drawers, it would
iore pleasant and be much mo
>mfortable to him. He thoug
here could be no impropriety
as he was entirely conceal
-om observation, and there w
ot the slightest reason to su
ose that he could be seen by ai
So John found himself stripp
-ith no cover save his linen
ommonly called a s! 'rt-he 1
umed his mowing. ie had b
ot the slightest idea of his beii
isturbed in his secluded positic
nd he was just congratulatii
imself upon the good time
ad haying, and the lucky esea
e had made from meeting t
irls, when he chanced to distu
huge black snake, a genui
ister, with a white rn
round his neck, who thinki
hat his rights and liberty we
eing encro:ached upon plac
imself in a defensive attitude.
John was no coward, but
-as mortally afraid of a snake.
Self-preservation" was the flu
passage," thatflashed upon Johi
1ind, and "legs take care of t
ody" was the next. Droppi
is scythe and spinning roun
ke a top, he was ready to stri
2.40 gait, when at that mome
is lordship, the snake, was le
nough to- make a strike and hoc
d his crooked teeth into Johi
hiirt, just above the hem. Wi
tremendous spring, he start
If with the speed of a locomotl,
[is first jump took his snakes.
traight and clear Irom the groum
nd as John stole a hasty glan
ver his shoulders, lie was hor
ed to find the snake securely f
rned to the tail of his shit
,hile the speed with which
ushed forward kept the sna
traight in the air at an angle
inety degrees with his body.
hIere was a quandary. John
nice thought that if he stopp
lie snake would coil himself abc
imsclf about his legsi and bo
nid squeeze him to cieath ; if
ontinued the rae lhe would so
dll from sheer exhaustion.(
e flew, scarce dairing to thi
ow his dreadful race would ei
nstinct.ively he had taken t.
rue course for home, when a Io
ig oif relief and security came os
im. Suddenly flashed ricross I
ind the true state of atfairs-l
ither gone--thc big quilting
nid worst of all, meeting the gi
i his shirt-tail ! This inew h<
or sent the blood back curdli
bout his neck, and lie came to
ead halt. In a moment lie f
he body of the cold ,gl assy, ela
iy snake in contact with his be
gs, his tail creeping around thn
ri a sort o'f an oozing way,
bough his snakeship only me
sted a little fun, by way of tit
ng John upon the knees.
This was too much for John
ndure. With a yell, such as a im
ever utters save when in mor
error, poor John again set :6
yard at a breakneck pace, a
nee more had the p)leasure of 8<
ig the snake resume his hiorizt
il position, somewhat after t
ishion of a comet.
On lie fle w! John no w forg
be quilting, forgot the girls, fi
ot everything but the snake.
His active exercise (he ps
articular attention to his ru
ing,) together with the excessi
eat, had brought on bleeding
.ie nose, and as he ran, ears ere
uid head thrown back, his ehi
aroat and shirt-bosom were stai
I with the flowing stream
As ho apipronebied the house 1
rst wild shriek had stai tIed t
uilters, and out they rushed
seertain the cause, wandering
was not some mad Indi:
rowling a bout. By this tir
rhn had got within a few rods
se barn, still running at the ti
hi 'ced, his head torned
t, that he could keep one eye on the
at snake, and with the other observe
g. what course he must he must run.
as The barn for a time was a shicid
ie to conceal him from the girls. iIe
as knew that they were in the yard,
having caught a glimpse of them
n- as they rushed out of the house.
id A few more bounds and he would
in be in their midst in his awful pre
v- dicament. For a moment modesty
be overcame fear, and he once more
re halted. But the snake, evidently
bt being too well pleased with his
in new and rapid transportation,
d maniflested his grati.ude by again
as attempting to enfold the naked
p. ''our bold hero within his
Iy icy embrace.
With an explosive "ouch !" he
ed was urged forward by "circum
- stances over which he had nocon
-- trol," poor John bounded onward.
id The next moment he was in full
ig view of the girls, and as he turned
n, the corner of the barn, the snake
ig came around with a whiz some
ie thing after the fashion of a coach
he Having reached the barn-yard,
rb to his dismay 1e found the bars
lie up; but time was too precious to
tg be wasted in letting down bars.
1g Gathering all his strength by the
re time he reached the bars, he bound
ed ed over them high into the air
the snake ditto-and as he alight
be ed on the other side, his snake
ship's tal cracked across the up
-st per bar, snapping like an India
f fire cracker.
lie ! Well, this just made John get
up and git, a:d he set forward,
td now utterly regardless of the pres
ke ence of the girls, for the extra
c crack of the snake's tail as lie
ar leaped over the bars, seemed to
k. have banished a!l the bashfu;ness
and modesty which surrounded
th him, but he still had the pleasure
ed of finding the ugly varmint hang
.e. ir.g in a straight line, drawing
ip steadily at the hem of his shirt
c The house now became the een
ri- tre of attraction. and around it
is. lie revolved with the speed of
t ; thought. Every time in each rev
he olution as he turned the corner.
ke his saakeshiu c"a-me around with a
of whiz which was quite refreshing
and amusing to the girls.
at While describing the third cir
ed cle, as he came near the group of
wonder-strutk girls, without rc
moving his gaze from the snake,
hele managed to cry out
on "CALL A MAN 1"
hiThe next moment lie whisked
out of sigh:t, arid, as quick as
(thought., reappeared on the other
he side of thre house crying out
"cAL A MAN !"
er tAndr' away he whirled again,
tungthe corner so rapidly that
-the whiz of the snake sounded
_half-way between a whistle and
thze repeated pronunciation of a
Before either of the girls had
a stirredi from their tracks, he had
ltperfo)rmed another revolution and#
"cALL A MAN '
Away be flew, but his strength
as was rapidly failing. Naney Clark
.i was t he first to recover her pres
1emee of mind, arid seizing a hoop
pole, she took her station near
the corner of the house, and as
to John reappeared, she brought it
down upon the snake with such a
al force that it broke his back arnd
r- his holdl upon JohnI's silrt-tailI at
ithe same time.
John rushed i ito the house
band tc his room, arid at tea-time
appea'cd in his best Sunday suit,
but little the wvorse for the i-ace,
oand to all appearance cuired of
bashfulness. That niebht lie walk
ed home with Nancy Clar-k. The~
iNew Year they were mairried, and
now when John feels inclined to
e lughathis wife's hoop, or any
atpclaiy she has only to say
et '-Cll a mali,'' when lie instantly
ofKind words are the brightest
flower-s of earth's existence; they
is make a very~ piaradise of the hum-.
;e blest home that the wvorlId can
to show. Use thorn, arnd especially
if round the fir-eside circle. They'
in are jewels beyond price, and miore
0precious to heal tIhe wounded
of heart, and make the weighed-do xn
>spirit glad, than all the at her b!>ss
A proclamation of the King of1
Prussia to the German people has
been forwarded through Count
Itzenplitz to the Upper and Low
er Houses of the Prussians Diet.
It runs as follows :
"We, William, by God's grace
King of Prussia, hereby announce
that the German princes and free
towns having addressed to us a
unanimous call to renew and un
dertake with the re-established
merit of the German Empire the
dignity of Emperor, which now
for sixty years has been in -abey
ance, and the requisite provisions
having been inserted in the Con
stitution of the German Confede
ration, we rc gard it as a duty we
owe to the entire Fatherland to
comply with this eall of the Ger
man rrinces and free towns, and
to accept the dignity of Emperor.
Accordingly, we and our succes
sors to the Crown of Prussia, hence
forth shall use the Imperial title
in all the relations and affairs of
the German Empire, and we hope
to God that it may be vouchsafed to
the German nation to lead the
Fatnerland on to a blcsscd future,
under the auspices of its ancient
splendor. We undertake the Im
perial dignity conscious of the
duty to protect with German loy
alty the lights of the Empire and
its members, to preserve peace, to
maintain the independence of Ger
many, and to strengthen the por:
er of the people. We accept is in
the hope that it will be gran:,:
to the German people to enjoy
lasting peace the reward of i:s
arduous and heroic struggles with
in boundaries which will give to
the Fatherland that security
against rcnewed French attacks
which it has lacked for centuries.
May God grant to us and our suc
cessors to the Imperial. Crown
that we may be the defenders of
the German Empire at all times.
not in martial conquests. but in
works of peace in the sphere of
national pro.perity, freedom and
The fo!!owing order has been
published in the Strasbourg Ga.
We, William, King of Prussia,
order the following fbr the gene
ral govern!nut of Alsace and
ARTICLE 1. Whoever shall join
the French armies will be pun
ished by con fiscation of his present
and future property and banish
ment for ten y-ears.
ART. 2. The sentence follows
upon the order of our Governor
Gener'al, three days after it has
been published in the official por
tion of the gazette of the Gover
nor-General. It will have all the
effect of a leg;al decision, and is to
be carried into execution by civil
and military officials.
ART. 3. Every payment and
tr-ansfer which shall afterwards be
made to the enewmy will be con
ART. 4. Every) disposition of his
property, or of po-tions, to :.he
same whether to come into effect
during his lifetime, or after death.
which the condemned shall ma~ke,
after this decree, is null and
ART. 5. Whoever shall desire to
leave his p)lace of residence. must
obtain a written decree Irom the
Prefect, to whom he must giv-e
not ice of objct. Whosoev-er shall
absent himself fi omi his dwelling~
for- nior-e than eight days will be
legally considered to have joined
the French armies. Thiis suppo
sition wji be sailiient for his conm
ART. G. The1 Prefects are to
adopt meanis for- keeping and con
trolling a list of all male..
AtR. 7. Tihe receipt s from the
con fiscation are to be paid inmto
the account of the G.,ueral Gov
AwT.8S. PRs-turning from banish.
mnent is p:mnishable in accordance
with the penalty laid down by
Article 33 of the Penal Code.
ART. 9. This order comes in
for-ce on the day of its publica
Given at our headquarters. at
Versailles. on~ thme 1~>i.h of Dcem-i
(Signed) WIL LIA M.
Von Bismarek, Von Roon.
Mrs. Livermore has been telling
Chi';ao --The Recaon Why"
General Lee's Last Interview
with Bishop Meade.
(From a Tuacbing Vlaume by Joha Esten Cooke.
A touching incident of Lee
life belongs to this time-the early
spring of 1862. Bishop Meade, the
venerable head of the Episcopal
Church in Virgina, lay at the point
of death, in the city of Riebmoni.
When General Lee was informe"I
of the fact, he exhibited lively
emotion, for the good bishop, as
we have said in the commence
ment of this narrative, had taught
him his catechism when he was a
boy in Alexandria. On the da.
before the bishop's death, General
Lee called in the morning to w.e
him, but such was the state of
prostration under which the sick
man labored that only a few of
his most intimate friends were
permitted to have access to his
chamber. In the evoning General
Lee called again, and his namae
was announced to Bishop Meadu.
As soon as he heard it, he said
faintly, for his breathing had be
come much oppressed and he spoke
with great dilficulty: "I must Fee
him, if only fora few moments."
Gene al Lee was accordingly in.
troduccd, and ap roached the
(lying man, with evidences of
great emotion in his countenance,
Taking the thin hand in his own
"How do you feel, bishop ?"
"Almost gone," replied Bishop
Meade, in a voice so weak that it
was almost inaudible; "butl wai,t
ed to see you once more."
Hie paused for an instant, breath
ing heavily, and looking at Lee
with deep feeling.
"God bless you ! God bless you,
Robert !- he faltered out, "and fit
you for your high and responsible
duties. I can't c.l- you 'general'
-I must call you 'itobert; I have
heard you say your catechism too
* * * * * *
"Ieaven bless you! Heaven
b!ess you! and give you wisdom
for your impor tant and arduous
These were the last, words ut.
tcred during the interview. Gen.
cral Lee pressed the dying man's
hand, released it, stood for several
minutes by the bedside motionless
and in perfect silence, and then
went out of the room.
On the next morning Bibhop
Read, and you will Know.
The mother of the great Sir
William Jones used to say to him,
when a little boy, and full of wide
awake inquiries.--'llead, and you
will know." At the samie time
taking great pains to teach him
where to look for the iniformation
he d 3sired.
Now, boys and girls; take this
for a motto. If you are desirous
of information on any point, take
the trouble to hunt up something
that treats of it, and then read it
over carefully, and thoroughly.
Fix every point as if written with
a diamond point on glass. Don't
say lazily," -- wish I knew about
ti.is or 1 hat matter," but stir your
self up to search for it and read
about it. Don't "wonder" over a
subject. while there, ten feet fromt
you, is a book in the book-ease
whieb can tell you all about it.
You will never grow wise or learn
unltil y on have leaneid to b,e
a thorough, frequent reader of
go)od b'ooks. Good papers, too),
teach votu mang exceellentt tt ings,
you will greatly miss, if you do
not read them. Take one of vour
own and you Wvill prize it muchel
miore on that account and be more
likely to give It a thorough re*id
in g. Wheu we have expended
our mnoney for anything, we are
anxious to) get or.r money's Worth
A larly teacher was endeavorintg
to imipress up~on her pupils thec
terrible effect of the punishmet
of Nebuchadnezzar, aaying, "Seven
years he ate grass like a cow,"
w=cn a bo.y asked: "Did he gi',
Thie good fortune of the bad
bows their heads dowu to the
earth ; the had fortune of th',
good turns their faces up to hecm