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-f. POETRY.
jS ? ? - * -
? [F?U TUE OHAKUEllCUU NKW8.J
* *r
"Duty's Resignation, to Lovo too Unfor
tunate*"
T* ?? ?. ...
I'll drift him,?although on my chocks/I know,
Tho bluom will pulo forever: >
'I'll drift jlini,?although in the core of my h???lt
1 shall oousc to love him?oh, never I
, . .. ... '? ?
Tll-tlrlTt him, and mcm'r'y mr?he flees to the post
Will fiu<l there hut grlef^givcn joys?
I'll drift him,?and hope in tho future must soar?
O'or life and its lovo brokcu toys.
I'll drift liim, thouglrgrief and soul-reading dos
, . pair, -
Should revel in tho shrine of my heart?
.I'll drift him, though pangs op unutterable woe,
I'ro?my bosom-ahould never deport.
il'U drift him, though misery exquisitely blond,4 '
llcivpowcrs to torture my soul?
I'll drift hiin,-thoitgh fates, and though^ furies shall
rend ^
Not'ft part of my life, but the whole. ,' .' \
r- ? t * * , * ? ' " .
I'll drif\hini,?though time slurll bring aOver more
?ho balm my lono bosom to soothe?
I'll drift him, though hcuoeforth 'the path of my
lifo, . ^ ' . +. % jj,
Do ovcrything else but tho. smooth.
ill* * ?* '
Tll'drift him, though forme a dark remnant of days,
'A heritage of ogony live, '.
I'll dnft*him,-though*hourly emotions of woo
In my heart to thy drcuin birth should give.
'* ' ? , '
lie is driu><fj^plas j aud my licajrt wildly cries
Farewell! blooming roses of bliss,
I'll cherish.the thorns ye haye left in my soul
Ajud'rejoice in'tho misery 6f this.
. VIENNA VEAL.
, BRANCHVILI.E, S. C, Nov. 20, 1800.
~ LITERARY.
A .House, in the Rue (FEnfer.
[concluded.] . . _ , ]
Tho-next day tho artist took up his abode in
tlu;*]jC(ip?Jd.stadt. Fr-o.ni his windows ho. 4&ni;
"n^Tffford VtoWTi Ida hbt^^llb'tll?ri
forb determined to watch until he ha'd "unrav
elled the enigma which had so long puzzled
him. Amongst the windows opposite he bad
remarked two, the blinds of which were always
down; these he observed particularly, imagin
ing that this must be the countess' apartment.
The third day one of these windows opened,
and the Hungarian came forward and loaned
on the balustrade. Frederick now lifted up
I the curtain of the window, behind which he
had until then concealed himself; his eyes
were strained upon the open casement, for he
imagined that at the extremity of the apart
ment he perceived the form of a woman, lie
was not mistaken, for a few nfomcnls aller she
advanced towards her husband, her eyes east
down?he sccpicd to speak to her. for sudden
ly she looked up. and the first object she per
ceived was Garnier; the young man made an
effort to retire, but it was too late; he saw her
streich out both her hands, utter a piercing
cry, and fall backwards.
Garnicr remained a few moments motionless,
not daring to stir; but he soon heard the win
dow opposite close with violence, and when he
again ventured to look, the Hungarian aud the
stranger had both disappeared.
The same evening his hostess informed him
that some one had been making inquiries about
him, his name, his country, his habits, and the
motive of his stay at Vienna. Frederick had
no diiliculty in guessing from whence these
questions proceeded; he had been recognised;
he saw all the danger of remaining in a coun
try without friends or protection, and in pos
session of n secret of which some people would
like to ensure tho safety at any price ; he con
sequently resolved to be on his guard, and act
with the greatest circumspection.
Several days passed away, the windows of
the hotel opposite rein lined hermetically closed
and Garnier began to fear that the unknown
was gone.
One evening he went to the opera with the
doctor; the two first acts had already been
played, and the curtain was about to rise for
tho third, when Garnier felt a paper between
his fingers; the hand which had held it was
immediately withdrawn, and before ho had
time to turn round to look for the secret mes
senger, he heard the door of the next box close.
The note contained these words :
."Go to the Duchess llohubcrg's masked ball
on Thursday dressed in an Albanian cost nine,
and if one should ask you, 'What do you
want V answer, '1 do not know.' "
Leblanc had hcon invited to this ball; Gar
nier therefore went dressed in the required cos
tume. His impatience had made him nnticb
pate tho customary hour, so that when ho ar
rived there were but few persons present.
After having examined all tho masks who
wore thoro, Frederick took up his position near
the door, to sec tho others as they entered, hop
ing that a chauco would cause him to discovor
the person he expected; but the crowd soon
obliged Ii im to quit this place f ho wan gradu
ally forced to retire to the ' further end of. the
room, and there he determined to wait..
The night .was'' already far advanced; the
dancing had begun to flag, and the guests to
turn their attention towards the supper, which
had been prepared in Uie-3"n<pieting-rooin.
Fatigno'l[-vrjih - the beat and the glare of the
.tights, Frederick, allowed the jqyous crowds
dancers to pass* on. Perceiving ? door ajar,
he pushed it open and passed into a small libra
ry, which was lighted by a single lamp.
He stretched himself on a sofa, as if o\er
.powered by lassitude, and bad beguu to yawn
very comfortably, when ho heard tho tread of a
"light fuotstop; he turned round; a woman, in
a rich Spanish costuiner-stood before him.
'?What do' yo? want said she, in a low
voiccf. (
"I do not.kow."' * * \.
Shrt started and looked anxiously about the
room^ '.'Not so loud sir.'' murmured she.
'.We aye alone, madam."
She .drew ncafer. "Why did , you come to
Vienna. - '
"Tff'findyou."
''The young woman drew "back. ciTo find
me ??and why'r"
"For the second time 1 - wUf answer., you.
uiadam. 1 do not know. Your appearance has"
.created such art extraordinary sensation in my
existence, that on perceiving yon again 1 was
.seized with a sort of nervous curiosity to get
at the bbttom of this affair, and 1 resolved to
see you at uny price.'.'
'"Avhaf have..you to*?'usk of mc;?''
"Fverytfofg. madam ; for 1 hasti not been
able to guess a single incident of the tint ma of
which you made me a witness?T might almost
say an actor. All ! you have too elevated and
noble a character .not to understand that my
impatience to clear up the mystery which sur
rounds this adventure does not prosced from
idle curiosity,' but from a romantic hope which !
?I had conceived af being Useful to yon. 1 J
wished to speak to you o^i* tho services, you [
have rendered-me ; for I know that th? Vert-'I
mann, who sc^suddeitly gave mo the mqafis of |
connnlssn?n*e?T_D\,"yoii-'i wrtaVS*Tol>K rnr n tfixttv
hazard was. in fiicf. a concealed and well-ar
ranged plot to forte me to accept of a favor ;
but this favor, I wish to know why and on
what conditions it was granted. Was it the
rcocmpcnsc of my silence, or of some service
which 1 had rendered you '"'
'?Both, sir."
"Then 1 refuse it. madam; positively and;
absolutely refuse it." exclaimed Frederick. '
warmly ; "I neither sell my services nor my
discretion."
"For heaven's sake, sir. listen me?you came '
here, you say. to serve me; let it suffice you to
know that all that has passed is irreparable.? '
that my misery now weighs only upon myself. !
that your presence may ruin but cannot profit ,
me in the least. 1 am a slave chained in the ,
den of a wild beast, who in bis rage would kill
me. 'J in. secret you ask me for, sir, would. 1
j were it known, cost me my life. 0! I beseech
i you. leave Vienna?return into Fr?ue<?von
I do not know the dangers to which you are ex
i posed here?you have already excited the
j count's jealousy?you are watched, beset with
spies. It required the chance and tumult of
this ball to bring about nil interview; perhaps,
even now, is lie sea rolling for me."
Having pronounced these words, thcy'oung
woman looked anxiously around her. Sudden- ;
i ly her eves remained fixed Oil soincthimr at the
j further end of the library. She drew back
with a gesture of terror. Frederick, who bad
eagerly watched all her movements, perceived
in u looking-glass the reflection of si bead peep
ing through the door, which was ajar. lie
I uttered an exclamation of surprise, ami ad
vanced towards tho door; but it suddenly I
opened, and a man dressed in an Armenian cos
tume appeared on the threshold. "1 disturb
you," said he, in a hollow voice.
'1'he stranger drew back, trembling and dis
tracted.
?'Wind do you want, sir? how flaro you list
en to us? aiked Frederick.
Without making any answer, the Armenian
endeavored to approach the young woman, but
Frederick placed himself on his passage; tin?
two men stood confronting each other in an at
titude of provocation ami profound hatred.
All of a sudden the Armenian tore oil' his mask
and discovered to view the savage countenance
of the Hungarian nobleman.
?'Do you recognise mo now ?" asked he, with
an accent id' ungovernable rage. j
"I do not possess the art of reading peo
ple's names on their faces," replied Frederick
coolly.
'?Perhaps your companion will be more
clever than you," rejoined the Armenian, ad
vancing.
"Hack, sir."
"Down with your masks!"
"Hack, 1 tell you." ?
The Hungarian laid his hand on his poniard,
and Frederick on his yataghan; but, at the
snmc Tnomont, the music again began to play
tho cror^liad "o*"11 filled the ball-rooui, and a
troop ?l Jrasks? rushed into the library with
ehqu'y. oi laughter., Frederick profited by the
turnjjjRi?h this irruption occasioned to etfect
a rctr"ffifyr *no countess, and when lie returned
to ?ook?0 Armenian he was gono.
TheJ&*-t day he was alone in his apartment,
bns'u/.^P^nging some traveling dresses in his
truukyv?}^ the'llungurian suddenly made his
uppgar?;
AI sight Frederick shuddered. Tho
counta?inced towards hirn. "Mr. Frederick
GaruiorWifyou please?"
."I uJhe, sir."
CafuRr took the letter, mute with astonish
ment, all recoguised the hand ns the same
which, m*L written, the note which he had al
ready weeived ; he opened-it, aud read the fol
lowing. ? > . * /
i "We eieaped only by a miracle yesterday?;
a sccottrt-rintorview would ruin us. If I ever
inspircJ y^ou with the least particle of interest,
leave Vupmn immediately; perhaps I shall
some day ^pe able to answer your questions; but ?
that will'require both time and liberty. .Start
with?tu a' moment's delay, and tr^to forget
tho events of that night, the remembrance of
which I/would willingly wash out with my
blonder j "MAGARKT."
"/X^r4 you finished it ?" asked the count of
(!atjiiM;i
\Wsir."
?Wnht are yoiir arms?"
M^W.noi understand you, sir."
Th| Hungarian stared at Frederick with a
sort Yifjljavnge astonishment, "lfdveyou not re
luarke-y to whom that letter is addesrsed ?"
??Tu Sue. sir."
''.V^ijl who wrote it ':"
"I dp not know."
vl. .
"('urge, come, sir. all prevarication is use
less."! JRelaimed the count, stamping on the
iiolrfl;'',>I>o you imagine that 1 am both deaf!
anflHIind? 1 never left an injury unpunished
;iflH ; one of us must die? you know it; do I
.hRmM^ to esc'apa mo'now?we are not M the .
i", J^^sReiinberg's. ?llowovor^imrg you may 1
Hfcj^iu^ru.sta- up yjMiv 'afc-%i<re.)I will wait; I
"hid This Tooniiw ill not leave uMfltVJvou^ltavu
given mc satisfaction."
After this discourse, the count sat down, as
if to show thereby that his resolution was im
movably taken. On examining the objects
which were scattered about on the marble slab :
of the chimney-piece, be unwittingly took up
the medallion which Henry had found at
Hash' ; he turned it and recognised the portrait
of the countess. ?
He sprang from his chair, uttered a cry of
rage, and gnashing his teeth, exclaimed. "1 will
this instant go and fetch my arms; in an hour
I shall return, and if you still refuse to light
me, I will kill you."
Frederick remained buried in deep reflection.
It was now that he bitterly repented the conse
quences of his imprudent curiosity.- The scene
which had taken place at the loichcss Heim
burg's, aud the Hungarian's violent jealousy,
had made him resolve to be prudent ; but it
was now too late; the count's provocation had
wound up I be affair in the most gloomy man
! ner possible. It was certainly very easy for
him to correct the error which bad brought
j about the quarrel, but he would then be obliged
to tell all that he knew, to reveal a secrect on
', which the honor, the life of a woman depend
ed; and this he considered he Could not do
without the basest cowardice. Hi' consequent
ly resolved to abide by his. destiny, whatever it
might be. To this effect he wrote a letter to
Leblauc, relating to bin: all that bad passed,
and giving him his last instructions in case he
should succumb. lie'folded it up. and was
about to write the direction, when the. count
again appeared, bidding in his hand two duel
ling-pistols.
? f shall be at your service in one moment,"
said Frederick.
The count laid down his am.* on the chitil -
noy-piece.
I Gamier sealed his letter, wrote the direction,
i and rose up. "liefere we go out, sir," id In-,
j ??! wish to say one word; it shall be t'ne last:
I 1 ?le Ian-, on my honor, that 1 never loved the
COUlitess, that I have only seen her twice; that
! I do not even know her name; rhal this por
? trait, which you suppose to be a token of love,
j was found by me at an inn at ]',uslc, where she
: bad forgotten it."
? Liar, liar ! and the letter?"
? 'fhe letter!?she who wrote it has alone the
power and the rite to explain it. sir."
??And she will." said a calm, solemn voice.
Frederick and the Hungarian turned round
simultaneously. The countess was standing in
the door-way.
??Margaret 1" exclaimed the count, "what do
you want here ?"
"To hinder you from committing a crime.
"Begun c, begone, I say."
"Not without you, count."
"Ah ! arc you afraid of your lover V
Shr> cast upon the Hungarian a long look of
disgust, end contempt. "My lover !" said she,
,with a faltering voice, "you know very well
that he is not here." .
"But this letter?this letter, madam-"
"Have you forgotten a young mpn to whom 1
was affianced, and whom, coward-liko, you threw
like a vile malefactor into prison V
"Frautz has nothing to do with this affair
madam."
"You arc mistaken, sir; for I loved him ar
dently, fervently,-before I was compelled to be
come your wife, and I loved him still more af
terwards. You had him condemned for a sup
posed^crimc before our voyage to France, yet
ho'oontrived to join me in Paris."
"He!?it's impossible."
"You were absent, sir, engaged in political
intrigues in London?I could receive him with
out fcar.'y *
The count stretched out his hand towards
his pistols.
"Not yet, sir," said the youugwoman with a
bitter smile; "you must first here me out.
Frantsc bad been in Paris about two months,
when you -announced your return. He then
conjured me to flee with him; but I remem
bered my child?T was, besides, sure that we
should not be able to escape your pursuit, that
I'rantz would pay the penalty of his life?I
wished to save him from inevitable destruction
?wretched woman! I refused ! I then re
ceived from Frautz a. letter which contained
these words" :
??This evening I shall'be under your .windows,
to sec you or to die." ?
"1 was ill the country?I arrived in Paris
distracted?I flew to the Luxembourg?the
gates were closed. I. ran to this gentleman,
who occupied an apartment ulidcr ours; he
opened fur me a private door which led into
the gardens, and when 1 arrived?Frautz was
dead!"
The countess buried her face in her hands,
and Sobbed aloud."
"Von will now easily understand." rejoined
she, alter a long silence, "why 1 was so dis
turbed when 1 again perceived that gentleman?
why 1 was so anxious to meet him?why I
wrote to him >to leave Vicnua.'', *. *
_T)?e..count_had sat and listened to all the de
tails of this advelutine' witli a "most tern Ulli
calm, his eyes fixed, and his lips compressed,
lie at last. rose, and advanced towards Garnier,
who had remained wonder-struck and mute
with astonishment?"Von will quit Vienna to
morrow." said he imperatively.
The young man started, and was about to
! answer, but the countess looked at him. "It
.-hall be so," said he coldly.
j The count then seized his wife's arm, who
shuddered beneath his grasp, aud they both
> disappeared. *
A month alter. Frederick met in Paris, I q.\
blane. woo had just arrived Irwin Vienna. rj'luj
two friends had a long conversation tog. ,thor.
? Now I think of it." said Henry, "f have
learned by heart the name of the Hun g^rian's'l
wife?she is the Countess Margaret jf fjlcs
wholtezser."
??Ami how canic you to know it'.'*
??I saw it on the funeral invita? vions."
-What !" exclaimed Fredcr:..?k, shuddering
?is the countess dead ?"
?Yes, she died the day lifter your departure
from Vienna." J. ('. (\
AGRICUJjTTJRAL, &C.
31ake Corn.
Will the .South ever learn anything? A
French c* nie upon the restoration of the
I Bourbon remarked : " They have nothing."
Shall v./c bo subject to the same sarcasm??
Vt htr', fan we do without corn?
i .1 the (dd times, just hofoyft.jhrt frrmT'cnisb
i of ".h!-'.''7. when uvoryTn'idy was run mad on the
j xubjeCl of cotton, just as we are now. a team
?a ]?oor lean mule team?was staggering up
j Main street tinder a heavy load.. The owner
in a sort of apologetic way, remarked to a knot
of friends, "Upon my worth 1 wish I did know
what would fatten my mules. I've tried niix
vomiat and ussaftcdita. and every sort of thing
and it don't seem to do a particle of good."
?? Did you ever try corn?" quietly asked the
Diogenes of the party. "If not, perhaps you
had better try it."
We would warn the people to make corn.
Lessees don't rsom to care about ii ; they come
to suck out the substance and then like wild
geese emigrate North with their craws f?ll.
See to it, you lessors ; make it a sine qua non
that your lessees shall raise corn. Your coun
try demands it. A full corn crib is better than
a full crih of any other kind. Chickens, mules,
darkies and every living thing rejoices in it.
"Who have been the most successful planters in
old times? the man of corn.
We are astonished to hear sensible men ad
vising people to make cotton to buy corn with.
F?vcu the old Indians have got drunk. "We
know some large plantations that hav'nt got
enough shucks to make horse collars. Of course
tho ownors of such places "ain't worth shucks." 1
The startling announcement was made hi
town, j'csterduy, that there was'nt a sack of
corn in town. Are we to have a .famine ?. It
secnis so. If wo bow down to coitoh. and wor
ship it and neglect corn, wo are botind to end
in famiuc. Would that some ; JuLeplv ct.UldC-*
give us a lecture .on, the..subject.! lie is ih j
only statesman of whom we have ever heuid wbjj/
got corned iu the right way. Lock ^ut your
situation in military parlance, iu^'u 11 cid as
sac" made of gunny sacks. You'ye got t >
borrow the money to buy the corn.,; You've,
got to feed mules to haul the corn. Yuu'vegot
to pay the driver to ? drive the, wagon to haul
??e corn. You have to grease tho;Wagon. etc.:
and ybiroau run on in the style of "the cow
with the. crunVply from,'-',and pileVp (lie disas
ters that spring from, an cmpty^jexnnvw;j-ih.
Don't be satisfied with ordinary cropsj be
cause we'll have.,to begin to suck roasting car?
before the moustache is off them.
Let all the editors in our land raise, the corn '
song, and let the people join the chorus, ,: raiho,-'?
corn !*'
" Let us do it quiuk, before Uncle Sam has ii: j
chance to tfix us. It is the only thing that is'ni
stamped; that's one consolation. *
It's time for us io speak oufc"uml warn tlio
people to plant corn! May God bless ua next
'season with a cornicopia of corn.
[Watches Courier.
Sheep Vs. Otker Stock.
The following briefly enumerates some u! t>
advantages of keeping sheep.
They make the quickest return for Or ? in
vestment in them, being ready to eat V three
or lour months old, and yielding fieof^.; {lt out;
year old, and perhaps a lamb also. '?/.
Their subsistence is cheaper f.haa that u"
anj- other domestic animals?g'.* tss'nnd stuck
fodder being all they will require tit any season.
? They supply the family at all seasons, with
the must delicious meat of ir lC meet convenient,
size for family use.
They present valuable* ? products in two forms,
their wool and their ?' jSh both of which are
adapted to home C?,usuaiptioD, ami for sab v
and b'uth of which^rf>.ajlanied to either, domes- ;
tic or distant uyi/',-^. 1 1 ! ?^jiimux?
The transportation of them to market ?iiv3
is cheaper thara 0f ,my other live s-toek (m^
blooded) of "he sanie value, and the same i .
true also o ?? their wool compared with other and
similar a gricultural prr.ducts.
" oe i may be more easily and safely, kept in
expectation of a better market, than any Other
and similar product, as it is less liable tu fire,
ir.sects, rats or rotting.
An investment in them is sclf-culargyui'r;
:rjd rapidly so, by their annual increase, while
their wool pays much in the way of interest at
the same time which is not true of many, if of
any similar investments.?Mavyhtnri Fm :ncr.
Cotton vs. White People.?".White peo
ple cannot raise cotton, especially on alluvial
land!" Nevertheless, the Baton l'?tigo A<liy
catc of the lGth, says:
"A friend in this parish, not being able t >
procure frcedmcn last spring set to work with
his own boys and one white man., and the
result was a crop of thirty b ?' of cotton,
j " We would like to know .ere negro labor
i has done better. And we know hundreds, i.'
' not thousands who have labored half their live,
in the swamps at farm or other labor, and havo
only eea?ed becauso they got too rich to work.
Sickly men. perhaps, cannot, especially such as
have laziness in their bones. For the latle.
class we would prescribe an impartial tread
mill."
A pOVENIENT .UlSENTlX'TANT.?-^Qiwj^^r^
of copperas, known j.^..Ji-?ntptnfTeTof iron.'
costiu^J^*^"1^^ cents, dissolved in four gal
lons of water, will most completely destroy ail
offensive odor. The warmer the weather,
the oftner must the application 'be repeated.
Sprinkling the copperas itself is abottt advan
tageous, and. if in cellar, is one of the be-1
means of keeping rats away.
[?SW< ntific Amcricak.
To Protect lloitHK?' Hoofs.?Gutta per
cha may be used to protect the feet of horses
from tenderness and slipping. Tt is first cut
into small pieces, ami softened with hot water,
then mixed with half its weight of powdered
sal amoniae, and then the-mixture melted in a
tinned saucepan over a gentle, lire, keeping if
well stirred. When required for use, melt in
a glue pot , scrape the hoof clean, ami apply the
mixture with a knife
Duel Between a Lady and a Genti.k
man.?A gentloman in California having mad ?
a lady a present, of a pair of pistols, after sever
al trials of skill, they concluded to go through
the forms of a duel. They took thoir position-^
fired at the word, and to the terror of the. lady, '
the gentleman fell. She threw herself f-iuitic
ally upon tho corpso embracing and kisJing it
with overy emotion of endearment, llmhfrsuc h;
magical inlluonec tho gentleman rev-kid ami j
roso unhurt from the ground, and?add they
arc ty be married. \ |

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