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A French Will Story.
Xl Is she dead, then ?"
" Yes, madanie." replied a little gentle?
man in a brown coat and short breeches
?And her will V
"Is going to be opened here immediate?
ly by her solicitor."
Shall we inherit anything?"
"It must be supposed go; we have
" TTJ^jfiJtliis miserably dressed person
age who intrudes herself here ?"
" 0, she," replied the little man, snccr
ingly, " she won't have much in the will;
she is sister to the deceased."
"What! that Anne, who wedded in
1812, a man of nothing?an officer?"
" Precisely so."
"She must have no small amount of
impudence to present herself here, before
a respectable family/'
"The more so, as sister Egrie. of noble
birth, had never forgiven her fbf that mis?
Anne moved at this time across the
room in which the family of the deceased
were assembled. She was pale : her eyes
were filled with tears, and her face was
furrowed by cave with precocious wrin?
" What do you conic hero for?" said
Madame de Yilleboys, with great haugh?
tiness, who a moment before had been in?
terrogating the little man who inherited
. "Madame," the poor lady replied, with
humility, "I do not come here to claim's
part of wfiat docs not belong to nie, I
came solely to sec M. Ddbois, my sister's
.solicitor, to inquire if she spoke of me at
her last hour."
" "What, do you think people busy them?
selves about .you?" arrogantly observed
Madame <i6 Yilleboys; the disgrace of a
great house?you, who wedded a man of
nothing, a soldier of Bonaparte ?"
" Madame, my husband, a!thou;rb a
child of the people, was a brave soldier,
and, what is belter, an honest man," ob?
At this moment a venerable personage,
the notary Dubois. made his appearance.
"Cease," he said, "to reproach Anne
with a union which her sister has forgiv?
en her. Anne loved a generous, brave
and good man who had no other crime to
reproach himself wich than poverty and
the obscurity of his name. Nevertheless
had ho lived, if his family had known him
as I know him?I, his old friend?Anne
would now be happy and respected."
" But why is this woman here ?" said
the notary, gravely; "I myself requested
her to be here."
M. Dubois then proceeded to open the
" I being sound in mind and heart, Eg
rie de Demefrcmeg, retired as a boarder
in the Convent of the Sisters of the Sa?
cred Heart of Jesus, dictate the following
wishes as the expression of my formal do
sire and principal clause of my testa
" After my decease, thci-c will be found
two hundred thousand francs in money
at my notary's, besides jewelry, clothes,
and furniture, as also a chateau worth
two-hundred thousand francs.
" In the convent, where I have been re
Biding will be found my book, Heurcs de
la Yiergc, a holy volume, which remains
as it was when I took it with me at the
^ time of emigration. 1 "desire thai these
three objects be divided into three lots.
" The first lot, the two hundred thou?
sand francs in mono}-.
"The second lot, the chateau, furniture
" The third and last lot, my book, Hen
res de la Yiergc.
"I have pardoned my sister Anne the
grief she has caused us, and I would have
comforted her sorrows, if I had known
sooner of her return to France. I com?
promise her in my will.
" Madame de Yilleboys, my much be?
loved cousin, shall have the first choice.
"Anne will take the remaining lot.
"Ah, ah," said Yatry. "sister Egrie
was a very good onq^ that is rather clev?
er on her part."
? "Anne will then only have the prayer
book," exclaimed Madame do Yilleboys,
The notary interrupted her jocularity.
Madame," said he, which of those lots
do you choose ?"
" The two hundred thousand francs in
"Have you quite made r.p your mind?"
" Perfectly so."
The man of the law, addressing him?
self to the good feelings of the lady,
" Madame, you arc rich; and Anne has
nothing. Could you not leave this and
take the book of prayers, which the ec?
centricity of the decased has placed on a
par with the other lot ?"
" You must be joking. M. Dubois*, ex?
claimed Madame dc Yilleboys; " you
must really be dull not to sec the inten?
tion of sister Egrie in all this. Our hon?
ored cousin foresaw fall well that her
book of prayers would fall to tho lot of
Anne, who had the last choice.
" And what do you conclude from that?'
inquired the notary.
" I conclude that she intended to inti?
mate to her sister that repentance and
prayer rrerc tire on\v help that she had to
expect in this world.
As she finished these words. Madame
de Y. made a definite selection of the
ready money for her share. M. Yatry,
as may be easily imagined, selected the
chateau, furniture and jewels as his lot.
"Monsieur Yatry," said M. Dubois to
that gentleman, "even suppose it had
been the intention of the deceased to pun?
ish her sister, it would be noble on your
part, miliionarie as yvii arc. to give at
least a portion of your share to Anne,
who is in want of it."
" Thanks for your kind advice, dear sir,'
replied Yatry, the mansion is situated on
the very confines of my woods, and suits
admirably all the more so that it is ready
furnished. As to the jewels of sister
Egrie, they are reminiscences which one
ought never to part with."
"Since il is so," said the notary, "ray
poor Madame Anne, hero is the prayer
bock which remains to you.
Anne, attended by her son. a handsome
boy with blue eyes, took her sister's old
prayer book, and making her son kiss it
after her, she sai l:
" Hector, kiss tins book, which belong?
ed to your poor aunt, who is dead, but
who would have loved you well, bad she
known you. When you have learned to
read you will pray to Heaven to make
you wise and trood as your father was.
and happier than your unfortunate moth?
The eyes of those who were present
were filled with tears, notwithstanding
their efforts to preserve an appearance of
" Oh mamma." he said, ;- what pretty
" Indeed," said tho mother, happy in
the gladness of her buy.
" Yes. The good virgin in a red dress,
holding the infant Jesus in her arms.?
But why, mamma, has silk paper been
put upon the pictures?"'
"So they might not be injured, my
" But mamma, why are there ten silk
papers to each engraving?"
The mother looked, and uttering a sud?
den shriek, she fell into the arms of M.
Dubois, the notary, who, addressing those
present, said :
" Leave her alone, it won't be much,;
people don't die of these shocks. As for
you, little one." addressing Hector, " give
me that prayer book; you will tear the
The inheritors withdrew making vari?
ous conjectures as to the cause of Anne's
sudden illness, and the interest the nota?
ry look in her. A month afterwards
they met Anne and her son exceedingly
well, yet not extravagantly dressed, tak?
ing an airing in a barouche. This led
them to make inquiries, and they ascer?
tained that Madame Anne had recently
purchased a hotel for one hundred and
eighty thousand francs, and that she was
giving her son a lirst-rate education. The
news came like a thunderbolt upon them.
Maaame de Yilleboys and M. Yatry has?
tened to call upon the notary for expla?
nations. The good Dubois was writing
at his desk.
'? Perhaps we are disturbing you," said
the arrogant old lady.
" No matter I was just in the act of
settling a purchase in the State funds for
'? What!" exclaimed Yatry, " after pur?
chasing house and equipage has she still
money to invest ?"
" Undoubtedly so."
" But where did the money come from?
" Where, did you not see t"
" When ?"
" When she shrieked out at seeing what
the prayer book contained which, she in?
" Wo observed nothing."
" Oh, I thought you saw it," said the
sarcastic notary. ,; The prayer book con
i tinued sixty engravings, and eachengrav
ing was covered by ten notes of a thous?
and francs each."
" Good heavens !" exclaimed Yatry,
" If I had only known it," shouted Ma?
dame dc Yilleboys.
" You had the choice," added the nota?
ry, " and I myself urged you to take the
prayer book, but you refused."
" But who could have expected to find
a fortune in a breviary."
The two baffled egotists withdrew,
their hearts swollen with passionate ei*.
Madame Anne is still in Paris. If you
pass by the Rae Lafitte, on a summer
evening 3-011 will sec a charming picture
on the first floor, illuminated by the pale
reflection of wax lights.
A lady who has joined the two fair
hands of her son, a fair child of six years
of age. in prayer before an old book of
llcures dc la Yiergc, and for which a
cross in gold lias been mjulfi, -"
Fray for me, child," said the mother,
''And for who else?" inquired the
" For your father, who perished with?
out being able to love .von."
" Must I pray to the saint, my patron ?"
'? Yes, my little friend; but do not
forget n saint who watches us from
heaven, and who smiles upon us from
above the clouds."
?: What is the name of that saint mam?
The mother, then watering the child's
head with her tears, answered:
?? Her name is?sister Egrie."
Amusing Love Affair.
The London correspondent of the Xcw
Orleans Delta relates the following:
A good sell is related of a wealthy
banker here, who is very good natured.
but is inclined to be a trifle fast in his
views of life, lie had a favorite clerk,
a young man. about twenty-one, remark?
ably handsome, modest, and highly intel?
lectual. For these qualities, he was liked
by every one. and tho.banker did not es?
cape the general feeling of good will.
The banker, on Sunday afternoon, when
no one was expected, wonld occasionally
ask the young man to visit his family at
his suburban villa, as the corversaiion of
the young man was so correct and clev?
er, it could not but be of advantage to his
children. This was a mistake evidently,
but it was a good-natured error, and
we can only wish, all of us, that there
were more committed. I have not men?
tioned that there was a beautiful daugh?
ter, of nineteen summers; but that may
always be understood. There were of
course no attentions on the part of the
3*oung man, other than extremely deli?
cate, reserved and proper. Thc?youth,
in.spite of two or three day's invitation
to the bankers seat to breath fresh air
and clear his lungs of London smoke,
was evidently very ill. and though he
declared himself well and robust, the
banker shook his head.
?? 1 cannot make out what is the mat?
ter with my clerk.' said the banker to a
confrere, who was in his back office with
him, alter tho youth had just brought in
" Well, you arc rather green, I should
say for a man of 3'our time of life and ex?
perience,' said the banker number two.
- Don't 3-ou know what's the matter.?
He's in love.'
" In love .' He is modesty and proprio,
" I tell you it ii a fact, and with a rich
old fellow's daughter, who wonld no more
think of having him for a son-in-law than
?i Oh, the haughty old fool! My clerk
is as good as his daughter, and be hanged
to him. Thank you for the hint.'
Soon as the banker number two had
disappeared, the clerk was called in.
"So, sir, you are in love, and pining
away for the object of 3'our affection?
that's 3-011 r secret, is it ? Why did 3-011
not tell me before sir?'
The 3'outh was si Ion 1.
" Well, my lxy, I j?it\- 3-ou; but I will
give 3-011 a piece of advice. If the daugh?
ter is fair, she is worth running a risk for.
Look here, there are ?500 and two
months' leave of abscense. Run away
with the girl. Bah! don't look so stupid
1 did the same before you, and it has not
T! e clerk fell upon his knees and was
upon the point of making a clear breast
of it, when the old man rose and left pre?
cipitately, to avoid a scene. The young
man considered and acted, and the conse?
quence was that the next di\y week there
was no daughter at the dinner table of
the banker at the country house. The
houso was in consternation, and the
search made for her in all directions. A
note, however, was found on her dress?
ing-table, conveying the customary prayer
for forgiveness, and a note, enclosed from
the young clerk, stating that, believing
the banker meant to give him a hint with
regard to his daughter, and was not able
to give his public consent, owing to ap?
pearances, he had acted ou his own sug?
gestion, and tlrat ere his "father-in-law
had received the letter, ho (the ?clerk)
would be his son-in-law.
Correspondence of the Guardian.
New Orleans, La., April 11,1861.
Dear Guardian: Perhaps some of your
numerous readers would like to hear how
affairs move on in tho Crescent city, now
the metropolis of our country; if so, you
can inform them that wo received, with
the utmost, coolness imaginable, without
being at all frightened, the dispatches
purporting to bo by telegraph, stating
that sever, of Uncle Abe's men of war
were.waiting outside of the Charleston
bv?TT:rjr^',^2^^ their respects
to Gen. BDau'egartL"""??.^^ ^_
Everything here is being placed on a
regular war footing. .Go v. Moore went
down to-day to inspect the forts, which
will soon bo so strongly garrisoned and
fortified as to render it impossible for any
force to enter the Mississippi river.
Our distinguished fellow-citizen and sol?
dier Col. A. H. Gladden is rapidly raising
a regiment of infantry, of which he takes
command, under the commission of the
Southern Confederacy. Several compa?
nies have already loft this place for Pen
sacola, among whom the Zouaves are very
conspicuous. Theg are tho most fantastic,
fierce, dare-devil looking set of men in
in their tout ensemble, that ever shouldered
a muske. in this country, and they will
doubless astonish the natives wherever
the}- make their appearance, and most
likely will astonish some foreigners, if they
arc called into the field of battle. They
arc the exact counterpart of the Zouaves
of France, and mostly composed of French
Creoles. Tho officccrs givo their com?
mands in that language.
On ti e 17th instant the proposals for
tho five million loan will bo received, and
it is thought that it will be cargcrly ta?
ken even at a premium by the capitalists
here, such confidence is there in the in?
Business of all kinds begins to bo less
active as the summer draws on, war grows
J)uring the two weeks past wo have
had the usual spring racing carnival, and
there has been, considering the "hard
times,' a most excellent display of slock
The seasons of the opera and theatres
will close in a few* days, and the pall
which .summer usually spreads over this
bustling city will be rendered two fold
more dismal by the absence of so many of
her sous engaged in the defence of their
A Beautiful Extract.?The following
is from a lecture delivered some fifteen
years ago. by Rev. John X. Maffil;
" Phoenix, fabled bird of antiquity, when
it felt the chill advances of age. built its
own funeral urn. and fired its pyre by
means which Nature's instinct taught it.
All plumage, and its form of beauty,
became ashes; but ever would rise the
young?beautiful from the urn of death
ami chambers of decay would the fledg?
ling come, with its eyes turned toward
the sun, and essaying its dark velvet
wings, sprinkled with gold and fringed
with silver, on the balm}-air, raising a
little higher, until at length, in the full
confidence of flight, it gives a cry of joy,
and soon becomes a glittering speck in
the deep bosom of aerial ocean. Lovely
voyager of earth, hound on its heaven?
ward journey to the sun !
So rises the spirit from the ruins of the
body, the funeral urn which its Maker
built, and death frees. So towers away
to its home, in the pure elements of spir?
itual ty, tho intellect Phoenix, to dip its
proud wings in the fountain of everlasting
So shall dear, precious humanity, sur?
vive from the ashes of a burning world.
So beautiful shall the unchanged soar
within the disc of Eternity's great lumi?
nary with undazzled eye and unscorched
wings?the Phoenix of immortality-taken
to its rainbow home and cradled on the
beating bosom of Eternal Love."
Major Ben McCulloch's movements have
crcatcS a good deal of speculation and
some alarm. His purpose was a business
instead of a political one, but the story
has been started that he had a band of 5000
men to seize this city. These Black Re?
publicans arc a wretched set of poltroons,
and have no idea of fighting themselves.
Their plan is to pay Irishmen and Ger?
mans to do it for them at so much per day.
They do not care how many of Mm arc
killed or maimed.?Cor. Char. Mercury.
Hatzi.?The Mobile Averiiser, alluding
tc the reported seizeure of San Domingo
"And France is to get back her Hayti
andavenge the manes of her slaughtered
chillren on the degraded descendants of
the nsurrcctionists. by giving them mas?
ters?owners, probably?and making
themuscful to themselves and the.world.
We von der if under such renewed regime
the loirs of the expelled or slaughtered
Frenci planters in Hayti can put in their
claims, for theso would, if sustained, sup?
ply owners to the negroes who have been
experiencing but a stolen liberty. France
recognized the independence of Hayti in
1S25, but does tlik> vinic-proj^ri-t-jr-HliiA.
to lands, slaves, and the descendants of
slaves ? This would bo a likely pretext j
for making the blacks bondsmen, and
HaytL is worth nought to Franco unless
The Zouaves of Kcw Orleans, now at
Pcnsacola, arc thus noticed in the Delta
lucre was'a grcaT CrwwiL^cstcrday on
Lafayette .Square to witness thc^revl?^r
of the Second Company of Zouaves on the
cvQ of their departure forPensaeola. The
company mustered over one hundred, and
with their close shaven heads, their exact
Zouave uniform, their brace of veritable
vivandieresinfront, and their stern deter?
mined, rough aspect bore a striking re?
semblance to the original, the invincible
heroes of Algiers and the Crimea. They
arc no holiday soldiers, but regular dare
devil fire-eaters, who will have no need
for gun-powder and bails when they can
get at the enemy with their sword bayo?
nets. The)'arc just the fellows to charge
the deadly breach which Buagg's colum
biad will^make in the walls of Fort Pick
ens, when the ball is opened.
Juleps arc in season, and so is the story
of the broad-backed Kentuckian who
went down to new New Orleans for the
first lime. Whiskey, brandy, and plain
drinks ho knew, but as to the compound
and flavored he was a know-nothing.
Reposing on one of the seals of the bar?
room of the St. Charles, he observed a
crowd of fashionables drinking mintju
" Boy." said ho t; bring mc a glass of
The liquor was brought to him, and
when he had eonsunvd the cooling draught
he called the boy again.
" B03*, what was my last remark ?"
"Why you ordered a julep."
"That's right, don't forget it; keep on
The Coffin of Henry VIII.?In exca?
vating for the temporary grave of the
Duchess of Kent, a small opening was
made into the vault which contains the
collins of Henry VTII, and one of his
queens, Lady Jano Scymorc; also -the
coffiins of Charles I. and an infant child
of Qecn Anne. The coffin, and even
the crimsons on which are placed tho cor?
onets, were in a tolerable state of preser?
vation, and the spear hole injjic coffin of
Henry VIII, said to have been made by
one of tho soldiers of Oliver Cromwell,
was clearly discernible. ?
Suicide of Stephen Van Rensselab
Jr.?Mr Stephen Van Rensselar, a well
known citizen of New York, committed
suicide on Monday night, in tho drinking
saloon No. 478 Broadway, in that city,
kept by Elizabeth Hoyt. He went into
the ajjovc saloon, and calling all persons
present up to the bar, invited them to
drink with him. When his liquor was
set before him, he took from his pocket a
phial containing laudanum, and poured a
quantity of the poison into his glass. He
then said to his friends, "this is my last
drink," and immediately swallowed the
contents of the tumbler. A physician was
speedily procured, and every remedy was
applied to remove the drug from his
stomach, but without success, as he expi?
red about one o'clock. The deceased was
at one time considered one of the wcalth
thicst men in the State, owning an im?
mense tract of land in tho vicinity of Al?
bany, in addition to his other property.
He was the titular decendant of the Alba?
ny Patroons of that name, but his disso?
lute habits for a few years past have
brought disgrace upon the entire family.
Jones was riding and saw a board nail?
ed up on a post in the yard of a farm?
house, with a sign painted on it, "This
Farm for Sail." Always ready for a lit?
tle pleasantly, and seeing a woman in
checked sunbonnet picking up an apron
ftil of chips at the wood-pile in front of
the house, he stopped and asked her, very
politely when the farm was to sail? Siie
went on with her work, but replied to his
question instantly, "Just as soon as the
man comes along who can raise She wind !"
Honor and obey thy father and mother.
respondent of the Letf?v^o>tb. RercddT
charges that the election o^s^ane^and
Pomeroy was obtiained by frautittUr?'-.
andr dishonorable practices. *3lwo such
men as Lane and Pomeroy could have
been sent to the United States Senate
from no other, community than Eknsas,
unless we except Botany Bay orV^he
Penitentiary,' if all they say of thep^?^
true/ -The Leavenworth Herald tells#3
follows, what its opinion of his pal is:
" The announcement we are aboutfc
mako IS n<H 'T'-^rrr^ r?? j\>T^an^fVi^
of weak ff?omachsV^Epmeroy?tlie p?
to represent ll^tate of T de.
wo attribute this\^clJ *? X&od for*/
pravity of our P^ofc6/ dfoT by^Q
Shall we say it so be ace?jL-^.B ruitf
combination of forces ? ^?IftkvTti th? C
true, but leaves us only to m^H}B
tent of iniquity.
" Of one. only we are confide^^H
the worst man ever sent to t^at f9
rDech-CtceVt'J by^our State. an<i ^ ^j|H
I only represents thosvr^^^ ^jy^S
The thief, with ail his~ill-got!!!^|jjj(|
tlio robber of widows and orphans-r-the
impostor and imbecile, has been sent by
a Kansas Legislature to sit in the hall%6li
Congress with honorable men. ilay
God's righteous indignation bo averted,
and may the world forbear regarding us
in the light 0f a denVf thieves!"
?: Toe Southern Loa* a Begging.?-It
is positively ascertained by the Govern?
ment that the fifteen million loan author?
ized by the Confederated States cannot bo
taken. The offers are less than two mil?
lions, including the amoun-: offeree.1 by thej^>
cnthusiasts who happened to ha5
dollars wherewith to gratify their
The above is from the Washington cor?
respondence of the Times publishcayeg.
terday. Wo aro enabled to pronouCo
it utterly untrue, and to stato, also ^
official authority, that, up to the 29th \
March last, bids for the loan to the amount,
of over fifteen millions of dollars had been
received at the Treasuary Depart
Montgomery.?JS'ew York '
Titat Fox.?The New York Tribune
" Capt. Fox, who was lately sent to
Fort Sumter by the President to commu
nicato with Major Anderson, now com?
mands one of the vessels sent to tho relief
of the fort. He is peculiarly familiar
with the waters of Charleston harbor,
having been formcly attached to the Coast
Survey. The impression prevails at Char?
leston that his recent visit there was mere?
ly to make arrangements with Major An?
derson for a plan of relief, which is very
likely to have been tho case.'"'
Gen Webb a Prophet.?The Courier
and Enquirer, which breathes^at-^rcscirtr^
only blood and thunder against the South,
said twenty-five years ago, that, if tho
Union wero broken up by the spread of
'; Our exports and our imports would
be rcdut-od nine-tenths ; nine-tenths of our
shipping would be rotting at our. wharves;
nine-tenths of our population, now sup?
ported by commerce and the wealth it
produces and the industry it rliffuses,
would be driven to agricultural pursuits;
the staple articles of Northern agriculture
command but small prices abroad, and
they would find but few customers at
home; grass would grow in the streets
of our cities and villages, and a general
scene of poverty and desolation would
follow our present unexampled prosperity
and generally diffused wealth."
" Facts arc stubborn things," said a law?
yer to a female witness on examination.
The lady replied?"Yes, sir-ce; and so? .
are women ; and if you get anything out
of mo, just let me know it."
" You'l be committed for contempt."
" Yery well, I'll suffer justly, for I feel
the utmost contempt for-every lawyer
Minnie was one day talking to her lit?
tle class in Sunday shool about Goc?s
great love to men. Wishing to jmpress"
it upon their minds, and to know wheth?
er they understood her, she asked: "Now-'
children, who loves all men V The ques*
tion was hardly asked, before a little girl,
not four years old, answered quickly:?
" All women!"
"Ah, Mr. Simpkins, wo have not chairs
enough for our company," said a gar wife
to her frugal husband. " Plenty of chairs,
Mrs. Simpkins, but too much company.'* t
A Darned Subject.?A female rwriter
says: "Nothing looks worse on a lady than
darned stockings." Allow us to observe
that stockings which need darning look
much worse than darnad ones?darned if