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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature' Miscellany, News, Agriculture, Markets, &c.
Vol. Xi. WEDNESDAY MOR4 G, AUGUST 23, 1876. No 34.
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Luaitaotes expirsuiou Of sUb-.
Of keigthe kitchen neav.
WMt the clumsy toueb of am~
"And tecf~ ~dw.
He wTm.the eA &tW4.
CIMAMM bm go"
ithbe,thought of each lTteione..
As--te:v,% ned food?
A chapga4a tba-easebol kuow,
And the uWbkT
And stgAe 'fIwd you o0.
Xc Ideot~om COMe;
king should come to solicit yourf
"Isolena took that pledge, and
io1ishe is-mistress of imminense'es
bates, and one of the most beautiful
women in the world."
The king, who acted as if he had I
dieady got rid of his legitimate
wife, by thiq time become deep- i
lyinterested in the subject.
"Gvini," he said, "how does this'
archioness look T
"Your majesty, I have truly never
seen a face worthier to adorn a I
bhrone than she. She is the fair- 3
,st.daghterwjhom Italy,,the land
)f rtly nn, ever gav "birth I
Eo. Tall, slender, majestic, with a I
iomplexion of marble, and features i
which Phidias would have gladly i
.h,Weled in stone, she has.on her
ripe lis the tempting smile of Cu- 1
id, and in ber black eyes all the I
Ire of the goddess of love."
,-old like- to-naka her A- I
juaintance- but that has to be done I
a a verydiscreet manner." .
Afker"hemming and hawing for ai
ong while, 6Gavini .suggested that
ie himself might go to Corsica, and I
nake oirinres to the beautiful
The king eagerly embraced this
"You shall go, Gavini," lie-cried. I
4Go toMontpas, my treasurer, and
Iraw as mny.livres in gdld as you
"Btff ydib majesty," said the val
l, "money is_not suffieient for such
Lmis~-ocg tJ)Mave to that
VWhat position "
"I ought to be clothed with the ]
-ank of airini ter, your majesty."
The king looked at-his valet for
mi ihou saing tia
ih most rimpuderst -rstaIeer
aw. Bu ideaisaEoodone.
Ees, you shall for once go as my en
roy to Corsica Prer&l uipo.4 tfe
narcioness, whose charms you ex-i
al so entiunastialy, to come to
Paris, and IIshall reward you riglit1
On the following.day Gavini, to
whom royal creatias - had been
given, te the dismay of the ,king's
minister of state, set out for Gorsi
mea. He had a large retinue of ser
vants, and was in perfect keeping
with the exalted position to which
bis laster had so suddenly arisen.
In the course of time he arrived
in Ajaccio, and~ called with all his
attendants upon the Marchioness
solena Della Balko.
He had not exaggerated her
harms. h ws indeed, a most
Upon:presenting the- credentials
to her he said:
"My royal master, your excellen
cy, has intru~sted me to bi-ing about
more. cordial relations between
France and the island of which you
aemistress, if notby divine right,
at least by the right of your suir
passing beauty, as well as by virtue
of the time honored clam of your
The compliment was not lost up
on the handsome creature. She
dismissed the valet envoy in -the
most gracious manner.
'.I willcapture her easily," thought.
Gavini, as he took his departure.
~I believed she was too intelligent
to be gulled by such transparent
flattery. Very well-so much the
But a young admirer (i the
marhioness, Signor Conde deWfao,
h in years gone by had been at
thegay court of France, had recog
The conde solicited a private in
terview with the muarchioness after
Gavini had withdrawn.
At fArst she hesitated to grant
the request, because the Conde had
often urged her to give hunlher
band. But he was so persistent
this time that she went with him
to her boudoir.
"Isolsna," he said to her, "do you
know who that man is ?"
"The envoy of the king of France,
Cionde," shie replied. "His creden
tals show it."
"That may be, Isolep.a," he re
plied, "but I am sure that the king,
in sending the fellow"
"The fellow 1
"Yes the fellow, Isolena. I am
mre that the king, in sending the
ellow to you, has played a very
)ontemptible trick upon you."
"Because this pretended envoy
a no other than King Francis' body
"A menial!" she cried, with flash
"Yes, the lowest of the low-he
vho dresses and undresses. his-ma
esty of France'
"And the king could put such an
d4nt on me. by sending such a
ascal to me?"
"It is not yet all, Isolena. This
4avini is a-6rsican-a serf of your
athe?'s 4ho fled the country twen
y years ago beqause he had com
nitted several disgraceful thefts."
The beautiful marchioness was
)y this time so enraged thatshe ut
red the following terrible oath:
''Had I to-day King Francis in
y power I should cause him to
erish as miserably as the dog
vhom he has sent to me. I swear
t, even should I lose my own life
md ruin this whole island which I
ove so well?"
At midnight on the same day
3vini -was dragged -from his bed
md. thrust into a dungeon.
Six hours later he was confronted
>y. the- executioner and the in
"You are about to die," she said,
"Th sacred person of an escaped
erf and thief 1" she elaim,d-*Ga
rn*i, 1 know who you are."
"The envoy of the king Of
"You inean p dis val. .#liten
ome. IMh-l.'iviyour feshatorn
rom y9r limbs withreahot pin
Wers if y3d ioot confess what in
nfam...ons _m, ontrage.As to. wed
roto me id. pety of an en
$$*i elT&oice korke t.l
nviolabilit$A iio e
She ordered the executioner to
The prisoner was placed n a
roodeas beneh,ad; then 4hie exe
mioner,9ter bindlig'bim begun
ao taar ofl' his flesh withrxed-hot
For ten minutes the victim,
hough uttering the most unearthly
lls, refused to confess.
At ha, when the agony became
too great, he told the marchioness
what he.hadacme to Gorsica for.
2his still gdded to her fury. She
ten orered (ayisii t6 -he"be
headed, and sent his head in a
giass jar fiilet with white Corsican
wine to the king of France...
Francis -the First was beside him
self with rage upon receiving thie
He organiz~ed a secret naval ex
pedition to Corsica, and caused
[solea4o be kidnapped.
:SheTlnded at Marseilles.in Teb
uary, 1571. The 'king was there
t the time. He refused to see
"Have her hair cropped," he or
dered, "have her clad in hempen
garments and then whipped through~
the streets of the city !"
This was done on the following
The beautiful marchioness .suf
fered the torture with astonishing
Not a cry of pain escaped her
tightly compressed lips as the exe
cuitioner's lash descended upon hei
At last she opened her mouth ; a
stream of blood issued from it.
"Who will avenge me ?" sh<
She was avenged a few monthi
later when Francis I. was over
powered at Pavia, and so badl2
beaten that he exclaimed:
"All is lost save honor !"
The Chinamen in California, ii
the expectation of being driver
from the country, are sending homn
$1 remains of their dead. In casei
where only the bo~es a,re left, scru
pulous care is taken to miss none
as they believe to leave one behin<
otldimperil the soul of the dea<
person. A paper is spread -by th
grave, and upon it the skeleton i
ai,. cnbiece, until all is cou
PROPER CLOTHING *O
A cold is lookedupon as of littl
or no consequence ; but often 1
cold, carelessly taken, settles, upo;
the lungs and ends in consumption
There is no more prolific sourCA
of colds than insufficient or impro
per clothing for the feet, especiall3
in cold and inclement weather.
India Rubber is impervioUS tc
the.wet but it can only be worn hj
most persons a little while ata tim(
without experiencing unpleasant ef
feets from it. It confines the in
sensible perspiration, producing
moisture and a cold, disagreeabk
sensation, and often causing head
Leather is the material whic
must be mainly depended upon foi
protection of the feet, and aboul
the most essential thing is thie1
soles, of the best leather. In wel
weather they are indispensable, ani
even when. the .ground an& side
walks are dry in cold weather Ah
cold strikes instantly through this
soles-or, to speak more -scientific
ally, the heat is instantly conductei
out of the feet-and semreely a8y
thing can be mormdetrimentta
health. Wear thick soles, therefore
always in winter,whether the weatb
er be wet or- dry.
The old-fashioned notion was tha
thick wooleu stockings were requi
site to keep the feet warm. in win
ter, and the grand-dames of a for
mer generation, before the inven
tions of machinery for the manufae
ture ofcalmost.everything. had beei
made, would hardly indulge a, te
minutes social chat witheat,at th
same o4me keeping their fingers i
motiob. with the knitting niedlee
soiimportantdil they deem - t
kp the finily e suppli& w
warm socks. -Bu this is foId ti
havWbeen a mistak& Thin AoI
socks at least, for men-Are foun
to be much warmer than thick wool
en ones. The woolen socks cans
the feet to perspire, and asthb
moisture cools they become chiled
Persons who have suffered from
cold feet as long as they wore wool
en stockings, have ceased fu com~
plain as soon as they have cyiagei
them for cotton.
THE Wowr - F A DOLLA.
farmer came into our offEceo 0
Monday :and paid. us a- dollar:oj
subscription, an4 we observed tha
it was the same old ragged dolla
that we had received from anothe
person on the day before. So w
put a detectiveon the back track c
tie dollai- to see what it had bee1
We remembered having paid
out to a printer, and learne<
through the detective that he ha
paid it out for board; the has
house.market-woman had paid it t
a butcher for beef; the butcher ha
paid it to afarmer as part payO
a fat steer ; the farmer had paid:j
to a merchant for a calico dress
the merchant had deposited.it in
bank ; the bank had paid it out o
a check .drawn by another merebar
to pay ateamsterfor hauling goodE
the teamster had paid it to a mille
for a sack of flour.; the miller ha
paid it to a farmer on a load <
wheat ; the farmer had paid it to
book store for school books; t#
book store had paidit to agroce
for sugar and coffee ; the groec
had .paid it to afarmer for butt4
and eggs, and the farmer who ls
received it, paid it to us on sul
scription as above stated.
Thus we see the work of one de
lar had paid thirteen dollars 4
debts between Saturday night am
Monday afternogn, without a cer
of silver orgold to back it. Intl
proper understanding of the wor
of this dollar lies the secret of pro
perity. Keep your money movi
and there will be no hard timecari
Lno more panics.
"Are you a Christian ?" asked
minister of a forlorn looking ma
-at an inquiry meeting, who had t
ken a front seat. "No," he ariswe
Ied sadly, "Thu a guano agent."
When the Declaration of id
Spendence was* signed, there we:
only two steam-engines, of the era
esti design in the United States.
I TOUGHTS FOR SATURDAY
re scheming demands om
The wife makes the home, and
the home makes the man.
ItMissjnding re why
other folks should be patient.
Nothing is difficult ;it is only we
who are indolent.
Weie saints their own carvers,
)(391j tcut theiEoban hn
much,exercise and little food.
,v$rybgdy laughs at a monkey,
butnobody respects them.
enunciation remains sorrow,
thotigh a sorrow borne willingly.
Animals are su c h agreeable
friends.-they. .ask no questions,
they pass no.criticism.
Blows are sarcasms turned stu
pid; wit is aform of force that
leatafthe limbs at rest.
t--Adesire to say things which no
ow, else said makes some people
l so things nobody ought to say.
-., a mist the heights can, for the
t nstepart, see eseh other but the
-The-rttproof of a man's inea
I pogity for anything is his endeavor
A x the stgma of 'failure upon
Ferfet loye has .aReath of poe.
trywhiich can ealtr the relations of
tbo.least -instrWted human beings.
jR we wereobliged to pay to en
Winto life how may of us1ould
- an 4the return of our money on
-ur lav iwrought. in our en
+husiasm as electricityisinwrought
t i4 the air, exalting its power by a
g neerand denunee is a very
e 4sy way of assuming a great deal
4; wisdom and concealing a great
> pl of ignorance.
PUN(TUAL= n ALL -TMNGS.-It is
.astonishing how many people there
I are who negleot punctuality. Thou
sands, ve failed in life from this
acanse lone.. It is not only ase
riols iice .in. itself,. but it,is the
friiful -parent of numerous.other
vices, so that he who becomes the
victim, of .itse.ts involved in toils
- from which it is almost impossible
to esa.It makes the merchant
wasteful of time; it saps the buisi
neiss reputation of the lawyer, and
L it injures the prospects Qf me
1 hanics who might otherwise rise
1 o fortune ; in a word, there isinet
t a profession, nor' situation in life,
which is not liable to the canlker of
r this destructive habit.
B In mercantile affairs, punctuality
'f is as important as in military.
1 iany are the insaces in which
the neglect to renew an insurabce
t punctually has led to a serious loss.
Hundreds of city merchants are
1now suffering in consequence of
the want of punctuality among their
o Western customers in paying up
i acounts. With sound policy do
a the banks insist, under the penalty
.t of a protest, on the punctual pay
; ment of notes; for were they to do
a otherwise, commercial transactions
a would fall into inextricable con
it fusion. Many and many a time has
; the failure of one man to meet his
obligations brought on the ruin of
a a score of others, just as the top
f pli'g down, in a line of bricks,
a te master brick causes the fall of
e all the rest.
r "Perhaps there is no class of men
r less punctual than mechanics. Do
r you want an upholster?i He rarely
i comes' when he agrees. So with
,- carpenters, painters and nearly all
others. Tailors and shoemakers
1. often do not have their articles
i home in time. The consequence is
that thousands remain poor all their
it lives, who, if they were more faith
e ful to their word, would secuire a
k a large run of custom, and so make
- their foi-tunes. Be punctual, if you
g would succeed.
A boy in a Sunday school pro
posed a question to be answered
a the following Sunday: "How many
letters does the "Bible contain !1
The answer was three millions, five
-hundred and thirty thousand, three
hundred and thirty-three. The su
perintendent says to James: "Is
- that right?" "No, sir," was the
,e prompt reply. "Will you please
j. tell us how many there are, then ?~
Hold on to your tongue when
you are just ready to swear, lie or
speak hsarshly or use an imiproper
Hold on to your hand when about
to strike, pinch, steal or do an im
Hold on to-your foot when you
are on. the point of kicking, running
away from study, or pursuing the
path of error, or shame, or crime.
Hold on to your temper when
you are angry, excited, or imposed
upon, .or others are angry'about
Hold on to your heart when evil
associates seek your company and
invite you to join in their mirth
Hold on to your name at all
times, for it is more value to you
than gold, high places, or fashion
Hld on tothe truth, for it will
serve you well and do you good
Hold on 'to, your virtue-it i.s
above allprice to you in all times
-Hold on to your good characte,
for it isand ever willbe your best
A BF&rrxmu TIBUrE 'T0 A iWo
-rBE.--Children, look in those eyes,
listen to that dear voice, notice the
feeling of even asingle touch that
is even bestowed upon you by that
gentle hanid! Make much of it
while you have the most preeious of
all gift- loving mother. Bead
the unfathomable love in those
eyes; the kind axiety of that tone
and look, however slight your pain.
In after life you may have friends
fond, dear friendsj but never will
you have again the inexpressible
loveiand gentlenessi lavisbted upon
you wh1elh non~e but a mother be
tows --0esr do LsighMiay trou
bles iLth the dak uncaring world,
for thc sweet, deep security I felt
when, of an evening, nestling inher
bosom, I listened to some quiet
tale, suitable to myage,read1inher
tender antiring voice. Nevrban
I forget her sweet glances cast upon
me when I appeared.asleep ; never
her kiss of peace at night. Years
have passed away since we laid-her
beside my father in the old church
yard; and' stil her voice whispers
from the grave, and her eye watches
over me, as I visit spots long since
hallowed to-the memory of my mo
BE Mar.-Never try 40Q keep
out of a man's way when you are
owing him anything, unless it is a
thrashing. -It is bad enough, in all
conscience, to be in debt, but do
not make your condition worse by
growing manr wnder its pressure.
When you absolutely cannot pay
up at the appointed time, don't
make him think you are sick. Don't
skulk about in any street to avoid
meeting your creditor ; don't go
around the first corner when you
catch sight of him ~before he has
seen you. A,ll such conduet is un
many. No doubt you are averse to
standirg face 'to.face with a mnan
to whom you are a debtor, pay-day
past and you are a debtor still-it
is mortifying, very, but it is only
one of the natural consequences of
borrowing, and as you have incur
redthe penalty, why meet it like a
man. Face your creditor, let him
know that you neither forget the
debt or underrate his patience with
you. Say frankly that you are very
sorry to see him out of his money,
and that you will pay him as fast
and as soon as you can.
If a cat doth meet a cat on a gar
den wal, and if a cat doth greet a
ca, oh, why need they squall? Ev
ery Tommy has his Tabby waiting
on the wall, and yet he welcomes
her approach by an unearthly yawl.
And if a kitten wish to court upon
the garden wall, why don't he sit
and sweetly smile, and not sit up
the bawl, and lift his precious back
up high and show his teeth and
moan, as if 'twere colik more than
love that made that fellow groan ?
We can~ better and more safely do
withot eating for a week than
have no sleep for three or four days.
Politeness of mind consists in
WANTED A FARN.
A Detroit real estate agent was
waited on by a tall man with a
weed in his hat, who saidhehad
the cash to pay for a farm, pro
vided he could get one to Wut. The
agent smiled him to a seat,and
brought out his register of descriS
tions. He had several farms reg
istered on is books, and hehadno
doubt that he eoul4 suit the
would-be purchaser. Tbe stranger
"What. I want is a farm of about
three hundred acres."
"ve got it," replied the dealer.
"d like about six big hills on
"Here she is-here's a farm,
wih.exactly ixhillson it."
'I want.a lake exactly in the cen
tre of the farm."
"Here you are. Here is a-farm
with a lake exactly in the cent& '
"And I want:a big-natural cavern
in one of the bills."- -
"Here you are. There's a cave
on this farm that can't be beat."
The stranger drew a long breath
and went on:
"I want a farm of three hun
dred acres, but one hundred acres
must be marsh land."
"Here she is" was the ready xe
ply. "Just three hundred aesW in
the farm, and just one.hndred in
"I must have a waterfall twenty
six. feet high on the farm, on
tinued the stranger..
"Here you are. This farm has a
natural waterfall of twenty-fve feet
and eie*en ilies. I don'tsuppose
an inch, more or less, on a water
faR aMonUts to much.
"We, no but I want a windmill
o0 oneofetEe iR
"Tia is put last year," was
the calm reply
-Ik~ was sometie before the
strangst thoughef nything else,
"There must be a church right
across the road from.thebous."
"One built there last summer,
"Itmnistbeah rik chureb."
"So it is."
"Has it an organ?"
"Then! I can't buy the farm of
you," said the stranger rising' to
go. "If there is anything Ihate,
it is a church organ, and you can
see for yourself thatlIwould bein
a state of continual misery. The
farm suits mie first-rate, but I can't
go that organ,"
Just what estimate those two
men placed upon each other's vera
ity as they separated will never be
Kissme JoDGE gErTE.-Theda
Vance got here Aunt Abby Houab
called at lie'Tai%oiima said she
was bound to see him. It happen
ed that Vance and Settle were both
in their rooms, Vance in No. 8 and
Settle in No. 9. The clerkiried to
stave off the old woman and told
her Vance was then asleep and
did't want to be disturbed. But
she would listen to no reason.
"I'm bound to see that boy," she
said, and climbed the steps with her
The floor boy pointed her the
way and she mistook No. 9 .for the
She opened the door softly and
the curtains were let down, the
blinds closed, and the room dark as
night, and there lay Judge Settle,
stethed out, taking a comfortable
Aunt Abby threw her arms around
him and gavebhim a smack..
The Judge sprang up and looked
wild, and Aunt. Abby staggered
"Why this ain't Vance ! This is
you, Tom." She looked at him
steadily a few seconds, and said,
making for the washstand, "I like
you right smart, Tomn; but I'm
obleeged to wash my mouth after
kissing a radicaL" This was the
irst salute of the campaign at Ral
Mrs. Carnoyle, living on thefarm
ofGeorge Glasseock, Breckenridge
County, Ky., has a child five years
of age that is boneless. It is well
developed in every particular, and
itslimbcan be bent in a circular
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BE1 IST FOR Axc.wipAPZR
-The venerable Ourtis.riL46of
the Boston Commercial _ BwUIx*
lately made a Hie mpech *64 *1
semblage of Press Me2,Minb&SW
What th2, meoema .
newspaper businessI Alt a4j*
In a rel in pomeal oet
a ple holi:ow-ctedd sg~n
bf wenty4f.' or: 1ltee
iwaxied upon-'me. qU4V U
a suilar natare. HeLa w
thousand dollax* Pd,ajst~a
ated, hrm 'CO6,.SVA: i #teIV
join. with somebOdYAto "Stt'
side the businews owe of AkO ~esft
to doYi. oi
plety f mn6 to OUAItv&i6
it is-not tle-satn~l~~~~~
for braka2 . reea nW tw~
mrmpte b.* a Wair-Mer. 4