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MW'EAISER WllllXrs BI8TEB WAS WM.
" .It will bo remembered that Emperor
William the First, of Germany, immedi
ately after the preliminaries of peace had
been signed at Versailles; sept to St. Pe
tersburg a telcgrarh in which' he oppress
ed to the Cuar his gratitude for the
friendly attitude which Russia had main
tained during the progress of the Franco-
Prussian war, and in which be Iranhly
admitted that Germany was indebted to
this sincere friendship of her powerful
Eastern neighbor for the comparatively
limited dimensions of the gigantic con
flict. Unquestionably the political in
terests of .Russia, and above all, her well-
known policy in the .hastern question,
hare mainly contributed to her partiali
ty for Prussia but not an insignificant
share in this partiality must also be at
tributed to personal considerations to
that near relationship which for upward
of half a century has existed between the
dynasties of Kussia and Prussia, for
Alexander the Second, the present Em
peror of Russia, i-t a son of the Princess
Uhariotto oi rrussia, mo sister ot the
present Emperor oi Germany.
The betrothal atid mirriSge of this
princess with Nicholas, who was then
only agranddnke, but became afterward
Eemperor pf Kussia, forms one -of the
sweetest and most romantic love epi
sodes in the world of European courts,
which is usually so deroid of love and
romance, and would, on that account
alone, deserve being remembered, quite
regardless of the historical interest which
will henceforth adhere to all the mem
bers of tho family of the conqueror of
Princess Charlotte was born in the
year 1798, and was the eldest daughter
of King f rcucnek William tho Third of
Prussia, and his beautiful and accom
plisliv-a wife, Queen Louisa. Her early
childhood elapsed amidst scenes of ter
ror HTid humiliation for the roval family
of Prussia, and nobed.' would at that
time have ventured to predict for her the
brilliant career which Providence kept
in store for this child, born and brought
up under such fatal ati'-piccs. c might
indeed, make an exception in favor of
her mother, who, with that projihetic in
tution whicll seems to have lccn iho dis
tinguishing icature of that high-minded
woman, wrote one day to her father, the
Duke of Mecklenburg, the following lines
about her daughter :
"Charlotte is given to silence and re
serve, but under appiircnt coldness she
conceals a warm and loving heart. Her
indifference, and pride are but tho dull
outside of a diamond of tho purest wa
ter, which sonte day- will shine forth in
its brilliant lustre. Her bearing manners
are noble and dignified. She has but
few friends, but these few are warmlj
attached to her. I' know her value and
predict for her a brilliant future, if she
lives long enough."
The young princess was, indeed, a very
frail and delicate creature one of those
tender flowers which becm to wait for
tho kind hand of tho gardener to trans
plant them into a warmer clime. She
was charming and handsome ; but her
beauty was rather that ol a pale lily than
that of a blooming rose.
Charlotte was lint sixteen, when, in
the year 1814, the Grand Duke Nicholas
on lif1 way to the camp of the allied ar-
. - 3 - I .1 1. T !
nitcs in riaiiuu, ijusscu iiiruugu jjuntii,
and was warmly welcomed as an honor-
..fid guest at the roval palace.
The description which those who saw
and knew the grand duke at that time
have given of the incomparable graces
of his person and mind make it cosy for
us to imagine that the heart ot a young
girl just budding' into womanhood was
i-apiivuu'i anu cnanneu uy nun almost,
at first sight, "Well he misht have said,
like Ca?sar,"I came, I saw, I conquered."
Tho princess fell in lovo with him. and.
fortunately lor her, tho youne crand
duke returned her lovo full as passion
Tho Grand Duke Nicholas had the
reputation of being one of the handsomest
it not the very handsomest man ot his
times; and his majestic and stately torra,
which measured no less than six feet and
two inches, was considered uncqualcd in
beauty, not only in Russia, but in all
Europe. He was vigorous, strong, full
of life and health, with broad shoulders
and chest, while bis small hands and feet
were ot tho mo'st aristocratic elegance ;
his whole figure realized tho perfect mod
el of manly and commanding beauty
which the divine art of a sculptor of an
tiquity has immortalized under the fea
tures ot the Apollo Belvedere. His fea
tures were of the Grecian cast forehead
and no-e formed a straight lino and his
large, blue, sincere cyetr showed a singu
lar combination of composure, sternness,
self-reliance and pride,-among which it
Would have been difficult for the observ
er to name the predominant expret-fLon.
Those who would have looked closely
and attentively into those remarkable
eyes would h'avo easily believed that
ttie.r threatening glances would sumccto
supress a rebellion, to terrify auu disarm
a murderer, or to frighten away a sup
plicant ; but there would have been but
few to believe that tho sternness of theso
eyes could ever bo so entirely softened
as to beam forth nothing but love and
kindness. Among these few was, how
ever, thCyoung Prussian princess, who,
had drunk deep in their intoxicating fer-
ur. ii 8 true that she was the only
person in the world in whose presence
Jiympian gravity ot his features
gIV0 WaV to a r&nint hv.srTitlnaa wI,,.K
!?aae his manly beauty perfectly irrev-irf--ible.
Ir, such moments hi magnificent
brow, always the seat of meditation and
thought, exhibited tho urons Kosnte mA
Attic grace of a young Athenidu the
Benous Pcrichs seemed, by the invisible
wand of a magician, to have transformed
into the youthful Aldbiadcs.
Such is the nAtterine nortrmit whirl.
his coiemporaries hare drawnJof tht ne.
tonal appearance of the Grand DnUn
Nicholas at the time of his arrival at
(At that tins, however, the rutrhl
personal charms of the Grand Duke were
not enhanced by political prospects of
the most exalted character. He was not
even eventually considered an heir to
the imperial crown of Russia. Itj's true,
Alexander the First, his brother, had no
children, but in the case ( of his death,
which could not bo expected soon, the
Grand Duke Constantino was to inherit
the throne of Peter the Great, and leave
to Nicholas at best but the position of a
hrst prince of the blood. Nevertheless,
Frederick William, charmed alike by the
beauty and intellect of his guest, and by
the hope of uniting the sovereign houses
of Prussia and Kussia by the close ties
of a family union, greeted the prospect
of a marriage between the Grand Duke
and his daughter with enthnaiAam. cano-
eially when nc discovered that the young
folks themselves were vcrylorid of each
The king then delicately insinuated to
his daughter, that if she had taken a lik
ing to tho Grand Duke, and had reason
to belie ie that the prince entertained
similar feelings toward her, their marri
age would meet with no objection on his
But the j-dting princess, although se
cretly delighting in a hope which so ful
ly responded to the secret wishes of her
heart, was either too proud or too bash
ful to confess to her father her love for
tho Grand Duke, who had not yet made
any declaration to her.
In this manner the day approach on
which the Grand Duko was to leave Ber
lin. On the eve of his departure a rrrand
gala supper was given in his honor at
the royal p.:ace, and, oy way of accident
Or policy, Yno young Princess Charlotte
was seated by the Side ot her distinguish
TIm Grand Duko was uncommonly
taciturn during tho evening. His high
forehead was clouded, and his gloomy
eyes seemed to follow in tho space vague
phantoms flitting before his imagination.
Repeatedly be neglected to reply to ques
tions addressed to him, and when he was
asked to respond to a toast which one
of the loyal princess had proposed in his
honor, ho hccnie-l to awake from a pro
found dream which hSd entirely with
drawn liilri from his surroundings.
Suddenly, as it by a mighty effort of
his will) ho turned to his tair neighbor,
and whispered no as only to be under
stood by her :
"So I shall leave Berlin to-morrow !"
He paused abruptly, and looked at tho
princeos as if bo .was waiting tat an an
swer which expressed sorrow and grief
on ner part. Jiut tho princess was lully
as proud as the Grand Duke, and over
coming the violent throbbing of her heart
sue baid politelr to him :
" e are all very sorry to ie'6 rour
iiun.-riat iiiguuvss icavo us SO soon.
Would it not have been possible for you
to defer your departure f "
" You will be very sorry 7" mattered
the Grand Duke, not entirely satisfied
with the vagueness of sorrow which
tho words of the princess implied. "But
you in particular, madame ? " ho added,
after some hesitation. "For it will de
pend on you alone whether I shall stay
"Ah!" replied Charlotte, with her
sweetest smile, " and what have I to do
to keep your imperial highness hero J
AVHIIIUHI p....,;. IliV LU iUIUICSS llll
admiration and homage to you."
" is that all ? "
" A nil you must encourage me to please
I' That is much more difficult," said the
princcss,with a deep flush, but at he same
time her eye's beamed forth so much af
fection and delight that tho prince could
see at a glance that his fondest hopes had
been realized beforehand.
"During my short stay atBerlin,"
the Grand Duke" continued, in the same
tone of vorcc. " I have taken pains to
study your character and your affections,
aud this study has satisfied me that yon
render me very happy, while on the oth
er hand, 1 have some" qualities which
would secure your own happiness"
The princess was overcome by her emo
tion, and in her confusion did not know
what to answer At last she said, "but
nero, in tuo presence oi the whole court,
at thfc' public table, you put such a ques
" Oh." replied the prince, "you need
not make any verbal reply. It will be
sufficient for vou to give me some pledge
of your affection. I seo there on your
nanu a sniau ring wtiose possession would
make mo very happy. Give it to me."
" What do jou think ot f Here in the
presence of a'hundrcd spectators 7 "
"Ah, it can bo easily dons without be
ing seen by any body. Now we are chat
ting so qufetly'with each other that there
is no one among the guests who suspects
in the least what we aro" Speaking about.
Press the ring into a mor-el of bread and
leave it on the table: I will take the tailis-
man, and nobody will r.otice it"
ihis ring is really a talisman."
I expected so. May I hore to hear
" W'hy not? My first governess was aJ
Swiss i.iuy uy me name or ildermatt.
Once she went to Switerland in order to
enter upon an inheritance which had
been bequeathed to her by a distant rel
ative. When she came back to Berlin a
few weeks afterward, she showed me
quite a collection of pretty and co.tly
jewelry, which formed part of the inher
itance. ' This is a curious old ring,' said
I to her, as I pat this old-fashioned little
ring on my hnger. ' Doea it not look
qtaaer and" cunning? Perhaps it is an
old relic or talisman, and may have been
worn centuries ago by a pious lady who
had received it from her .knight, starting
for the Holy Land.' I tried to take the
ring from my finger again, but i cottrd
not get it off; for I was a little fleshier
then than now," said Charlotte, smiling
ly. "My governess insitcd on my keep
ing the ring as souvenir. I accepted
her present, and the nag has been oa
my f nger ever since. Some time after
ward, when I was coBtemlatiRar iu
straag. workmaaahip, I aweceded ia pall.
ingu irora my anger, and was maea
sarpnsed at f-eemg- eagraved qa ta ia-
side some word which, though nearly
rubbed out by the wear of time, were
still legible. N o, your imperial highness,
what do you think were the words en
graved on it? , I think when you hear
them vou will take some interest in the
"Ah ! and pray what were they ? "
" The words engraved upon flie insido
were, 'Empress of Bussia.' This ring had'
undoubtedly been presented by an Em
press of Russia to the relative of Mrs.
Wildermatt, for I was told that both this
lady and her mother had formerly be
longed to the' household of tho czarian,
your august grand-mother,"
"This is really remarkable," said the
Grand Duke, thoughtfully. " I am quite
suporstitous, and I am really inclined to
regard this ring, if I should be' happy
enough to receive It from you as a pledge
of your love, as an omen of Very auspi
in answer to this second and even
more direct appeal to her heartihe" prin
cess took a small piece of bread, played
carelesely with it, and managed to press
the ring deep into t:ie sott crumbs. Then
she dropped it playfully on the Ub!o
quito close to tho plato of her r.L-i'"ilinf
And after this adroit 'exhibition of her
skill, as an actress, ehe continued to eat
as unconcernedly as if sh had nerform.
ed tho most insignificant action of her
With tho saute apparent coolncs and
indifference, theGrand' Duf;e picked up
the bread inclosing the ring, took tho
latter off ot its ingenious envelope, and
concealed it in hi. breast, fork was too
small to fit any of his finger.). It was
this ring both the pledge of Charlotte's
love and the auspicious omen of his own
elevation to the imp'urial dignitj which
Nicholas wore on a golden chain around
his neck, to the very last day of his life,
and which, if we aro not mistaken, has
even descended with him into tho vault
of his ancestors.
Three years after, in 1817, Princes
Charlotte, then only nineteen years of
age, and in the lull .splendor ot ticautv
and happiness1, mado her entry into St.
Petersburg by the Side of hcr'hiiilj-tnd,
whoso eye had never looked prouder,
and whoso Olympian brow had never
been moro serene than at this happiest
moment of his life. As he Iookod (town
upon the vast multitude who had flocked
together lioin all parts ot the vat em
pire to greet tho young princct-s with
shouts and rcjoicingr. and then aiiin up
on his. fair young bride, perhaps the in
scription of the ring occurred to his
mind; for, bending his head quite close
to the car of Charlotte, he whispered,
"Now empress of the hearts, and some
day perhaps empress of the realm."
At this moment the procession reached
the main entrance of tho White Palace,
where Alexander the First, the Emperor,
surrounded by a brilliant suit of gener
als and cpurticrs, came to meet the beau
tiful sister in-law, and conducted her in
to the sumptuous drawing-room of tho
magnificent. palace of the" Czars. Who
would believe but eight short years af
terward the brilliant young Emperor
would breathe his last, ami that Nicholas
and Charlotte would succeed him on the
throne of Russm? Truly the inscription
of the engagement-ring had proven pro
Two Busy Ken.
There aro two biisymen in the United
States. One is of cosirse Hcrace Grceley
who turncs off manuscript, such u- it is,
at tho rate of fifteen foolscap pages an
hour, who is at the Tribune office at 12
o'clock at night, who attends all the po
litical and halt the philanthropic-il con
ventions for fifty miles around, who lec
tures three times a week, writes person
ally to forty correspondents a day, chops
wood at Chztrnaana all da'v Sunday, and
generally has a book in press for whtcL
he turns out Jib. at tlte rat" "t .1 pages
a day. Besides thi", he finds time to
write editorials and pamphlets against
indiscriminate charity, and to give every
cent ot bis money to indiscnminato beg
gars between paragraphs.
The other business man in Everett
Hale, who'so personal habits Tilton ex
poses in the ("olden Age. Ho siys Mr.
Halo has entered tho lecture-iicld-not be
cause ho is a lecturer, " but, a minister
of one of the largest churches in the city,
the editor of the Irge monthly maga
zines in tho country, tho chief editorial
contributor to a fcligioas papor, a writer
ot stories for two magazines, the leader
ofa theological club, the head, heart and
hand of thirfttn distinct and separate
charities, the teacher of history and reli
gion to a class of young ladies, ai active
omccr in some twenty important f-ocie-
officer in some twenty important f ocic
ties and institutions, one of the leadini
managers of a denomination, the chosen
mouth-piece of every new movement and
reform, the favoritc'spsaker at all public
meetings, from an agricultural fair to an
aniversary of the academy of science and
art and a probable candidate for Con
gress, beside other things too numerous
to mention, all of which receives a full
share of his attention, the only thing he
can do with his unocupied time to protect
himself frtfm the blight and mildew of j
ennui i to enter thc"lectnre field. IH
subject has not yet been announced, but
we presume it will be The3!an Without
an Occupation a sequel to ' Th- Man
Without a Country.' If he lectnre
well as be writes, lyceum audience may
Congratulate themselves upon secrrrisg
the one-eighty-seventh part ot a man,
whojkeeps a lmndrei iron in the fire and
was nevci1 Known to let one' gt beyond
the true white head. Chicago Post. .
The oldest house in Connecticut hav
ing recently been kocked into"i-plinters(
by a stroke of lightning, the next o!dt
boose ia jubilant-
Tfcc other day a little son ofa well
known bank oJ3cer in Wall street lost
his pars wnifc coming from Central
Pane, and a stranger seeing his discom-
ftare, paid his fire, three cents. Tie
boy taankiag him, said, " If yon will tell
am yoar name, air, 1 will bring it to voa
to-a-so-rrow. "Ok ao," said the gentle
mam, "ae-rrr mind about lU.
The evening before the battle of Ulm,
when Napoleon tho First, in 'company
with Marshal Berthicr, was walking in
cognitio through the camp and listening
to the talk of his soldiers, he saw in a
group not far off, a grenadier of the
Guard, who was roasting some potatoes
in tho ashes.
"I should likea roast potato above
all things," said the Emperor to the Ma
snai; "aslt tho pwner ot them it he will
In obedience to the order, Berthier ad
vanced to the group and asked to whom
the potatoes belonged. A grenadier step
ped forward and said :
" They aro mine."
"Will you sell mo one ? "
" I have only five, apd that's hardly
enough for my Supper."
" I will give you two Napoleons if you.
will sell me one."
"I don't want your gold; I shall be
killed, perhaps, to-morrow, and I don't
want the encray to find mo with an emp
Rcrtbier reported the soldier's answer
to the Emperor, who was standi. ig a lit
tle in the back ground.
"Let's seo if I shall bo luckier than
you," said the latter, and going up close
to tho grenadier, he asked him if. he
would sell him one of his potatoes.
" Not by a long shot," anwered the
grenadier; "I havn't enough for my-
"But you may sat your own price.
Come 1 am hungry and havn't eaten
"1 tell you I havn't enough for 'myself
besides'all that, do you think I don't
know you in spite of all of your dis
guise?" "Who am I, then?"
"Bah! the little corporal, as they call
him ; am I right 1 "
" Well, since you know, you avill sell
"No; but if you would have me como
and dine with you, when we get back to
Paris, you may go and sup with me to
night." '"Done!" said Napoleon. "On tho
wortl of a little corporal , on the word
of an Emperor."
" Well and good. Our potatoes ought
to bo done by this time ; there am the
two largest onc, the rest I'll cit myself."
The Emperor sat down to his potatoes,
and returned with Berthier to his tent,
" The rogue is a good soldier, I'll war
rant." Two months afterwards, Napoleon the
Great, was in the midst of a brilliant
court at the palace of the Tiiillisries,nd
was just sitting down to dine, when word
was brought him that grenadier was with
out trying to force the guard at the door,
saying that he had been invited by the
" Let him come in," said his majesty.
The soldier entered, presented arms,
said to the Emperor:
"Do yon remember once haping sup
ped with me off my potatoes ? "
"O, is that you? Yes, yes, I remem
ber," said the Emperor, and so you have
come to dine with me, have you? Rus
tan, lay another cover on your table for
this brave fellow."
Again the soldier presented arms and
A grenadier of the Guards does not cat
with lackeys. Your majesty told mo that
I .should dine with you that was the
bargain, and trusting to your word I
have come hither."
"True, true," said the, Emperor "lay
a cover here near, mej lay aside your
arms, nion ami, and draw up to the tabic.'
Dinner over, thegrnadier went at his
usual pace, took up his carbine, and turn
ing to the Emperor, presented arras and
"A tncro private ought not to dine at
the table ot Emperor."
"Ah! I understand y ' sari Napole
on. " I name you .Cnc ..ier of tho Le
gion of Honor, and Lieutenant in my
company of Guards."
"Thank you heartily. Vivcl'Empe
rcuri answered tho soldier and withdrew.
CiuliiRen in Saxto Dominoo. A cor
respondent, describing the curiosity, of
Santo-Domingo City, writes: "But the
most singular ot all arc tho spotted chil
dren ; that is, white children turning, and
black children turning white. Yon mav
believe cither according to your politics.
? iiciin-T mis is a ircaK oi -laiure 10
show that th"o black and white race can
live irf harmony together on this island
or whether it is the beginning of the ys-
tera to introduce white labor here, and
extreminatc the black race, I leave for
Democrats and Republicans to discuss in
Congress. The spotted children arc cer
tainly curious specimen' of Sento-Do-iningoproductioni.
There are not many
of them, but enough for variety. TN-fe
are children also here that lave learned
muchof our coinage syatcref, which is as
tonishing in creatures so young. They
stand on street corner?, all over the city,
and continually ay to Americans who
pass them, Five cents V or -Ten ccnt V
according to the extent of their EngU-'h
or the knowledge of our cofns. Tbey
oIo plead for cigar-aturaps, for I believe
tiat unfjrtnnatc children of tender age
here are brought op on nicotine instead
of Iactcil flaidi. They all smoke from
the time they walk, without regard U
sex, race, color, or previous cQnJition.
The boy persisted, faying hi father
never allowed him to run in debt. " I
will not give you nv name," replied
the gentleman,"" but flive at No on
street-" The next morning the door-bell
rang at the horue, and our little hero told
the amned servant maid hU errand.
" Which of the gentleman i it V Aid
he; "there are eTeraI in the family."
The bov twisted on his heel, and after a'
moment thoaght, aaidy "Have yos a
pooiogrspn tsoos: r uis uocx : cne
Brought it and tttrnicr over its tia?cs he
said, pointia at aae, That's the man.
Please give ajm these three cento, aad
tell him the Koy wfce borrowed h n. the
cars yesterday left RU.pay hi debt,"
Fraace as It fe
Hon. Wm. A. GAtLB-iAtTit, of Erie,
Penn., in a letter dated Lyons, April 10,
paints the toiiowing picture ot attairs in
Paris is left to tho mercy of tho most
abandoned and reckless gang of ruffians
to be found in the world7 At last advi
ces they had plundered tho Madeline and
other churches, as well as bank: and pri
vate dwellings. It is utterly astounding
ami increuiuie that a nation ot thirty
millions of people should permit it cap
ital city to be plundered with impunitv
by a comparative handful of convict
arid scoundrels such is now ruling Paris.
In any other country auch usurpation
would be visited with'swift punishment
Anywhere but Franco the people would
rise tip as one man and sweep -uch a
wretched imposture into the sea.
But cs you aro not here to see it for
yourself, you can hardly understand the
hopelessness of tho situation. A more
uitterly frivolous people there cinnot be
anywhere. There is no seriousness, no
grave apprecintibti -If tho fcpansibility
of the citizens apparent. The masses
are just as gay, and just as indifferent
as if no war had taken place, and as
it no civil strife was now going'on.
Accounts from Paris represent "that t'.iei
tcrs are open, and tho cafes and boule
vards are as thronged as ever- The
property owners and real men of this
city seems to bo utterly powerless and
paralyzed against the rowdy, ruffian ele
ment,that, under pretenseof patriotism,
has taken the government of the city in
to its Hands.
It is exceedingly unfortunate tor the
cause of Republicanism in Franco that
such men are its chief suppurter.s,nnd that
now, as well as in former years, the worst
crimes have been committed in tho name
of that -cause. Tho result is, I have no
doubt, that to-day a large majority of
the suLbtantial people, profesriunal, ag
ricultural, manufacturing and mercantile
aro monarchists. Naturally their idea of
Republic is license r.nd lawlessness. Na
poleon gave to France twenty years of
peace and prosperity, which only came
to an end when he w'cakly permitted this
same perverse restless, turbulent element
to force him into the foreign war that
proved to be his downfall. It is a seri
ous question, from what I havo rCon of
the French people, whether they are
capable of maintaining a Republic such
as ours. They aro so very different frm
the Americans; and I verily believe
would havu a revolution and a tight eve
ry lime they elected u new President.
However, we will see. Perhaps I do
them injustice iu the estimate I have
formed of their ability of self-government.
We aie obliged to come through
Marsicllesonourway here, and for some
days waited at Nice, on account of the
insurgent)- raising at tbnL,place (Marseil
les). Finally wo came, rather than to
go back to Genoa and round through
Switzerland, ie touml the depot full
of the regular troops, who had stormed
and taken it tho day before, and had also
had si severe tight in thoconter ot the city,
in which many were killed aud wounded,
tho Prefecture being finally carried at
the point of tl.e bayonet, and wmu .100
prisoners taken and consigned to Cha
teau d'lf asyou have pribibly neon in the
papers. Man wounded v ere in and nboiil
the depot. We uouId have'vi-iu-d Mar
seilles, but co'ild not, the portals being
all dosed an I possibility of fresh disturb
ances, bo we came on at once, gla I to
get past it. Lyons has had some troub
les, but not to anysnich extent as Mar
seilles. A Ktrong military guard keeps
constant watch over all public build
ings. Yesterday there was a fire, and
instantly the drums beat ami Inrirv forces
of fcollicr.1 took poession of the stet-th
about tho place to repress any raising
of the turbulent element that might have
taken advantage of such an opportunity
For my part, even tic people of A Iacc
and Lorraine being dissatisfied with be
ing turned over to Germany. I think
they have great cvijhj f or congratulating
themselves in their change of nationality.
Nothing would induce mo to live in such
a country as France. Thero is little sc
curity either for peraon or property, par
ticularly in the cities.
"BCSWEM." The Sandy Creek Net.
published the following aeries of rrsolu
tioni adopwd by tho "fair one-)" of that
village. We'll give them just a month
to vote them dovrp. When the picnics
and the ice crcsm ociab!cs came .along,
won'tthrf; girls be sorry?
Whereas, We theyoung ladies of San
dy Creek, realizing that the ue of to
bacco is very injurious, and detnng to
do all in our power, to discountenance
its use in our village, thercf-iro
J", aolvcl, that we will not accept the
company of any young tnanwho uc
tobacco in any form, u-i!-- the night is
very dark, anil the roads Muddy, for the
pace oVixty day from date; also:
Resolved, that'wc imirurt oar corrc-"
ponding ecrctary, to correspond with
young la-lie in adjoining toWn, with .a
view of r-tablihing aim'slar institution,
ami that we u-s our influence to induce
all to adopt all our principles ; atfa '
Resolve!', that a copy of then: t-JB-tir-n,
be published in the Satidy Crc-lc
Aeir, a&d mailed to txtry man in the
crde of oar acquaintance"
We find the following in a diafcaleh
from De tnoincs, Iowa, dated 20tn olL
Mary snlay.03 vs. Chicago. Burhnj.
ton and tyaincy railrud Company, an
action for damage for the killing f her
husband, while waikimrtnrtbe railroi!
track; under the Inatraction fJastitw
Miller, that a man ha no rizht to walk
on tbe track of a railroad O-tapany
other than at pablic miinra or psstTic
itreets, and thxt if be do-s, it ia at bis
own risk, and that if a mam be foaad on
their track tbe railroad company is boaad
to 'use all proper means to snre him
warning; yet if be be killed tbe com
nr are net liable, tb jary rvUrm
Ter-iict tnr tbe railroad temaaay Tbi
is aa a-aortMt case, a therr U none
like It rrpc-rtH. ,,
I walked on some three miles from tho
city, and was directed by some children
to the hill to the- right ot the.road, where
are the ruins of General Hampton's fa
mous residence famous because beauti
ful and costly and the firmer home of
the most distinguished Ht-sccndant of
distinguished family. Before the war
tho Hamptons were," tho first n( the first
families, having descended from a long
line of ancestors wepjthy and. warlike.
The old original Hampton was a revolu
tionary general, .and tho family hxri
setnee kept up tho reputation gained as
jtflghting stock. 1 turned from the road,
up among the trees as'diK-ctcd, and in a
short distance came to tho ruins. Tho
site wan magnificent. From the-. Jop of
this hill or raie ot ground the country
.spread out before you, visible in all di
rections. To the west Co.ambi.i lav
shrouded in trees, dud to the cast ami
north a land scape of rare loveliness pre
sented itself" It tit the looks of the place
itself was in sad contrast to what could
be seen from it. Nothing is loft of what
was an elegant mansion but four Stout
pillars and a great mas- of blackened
brick thrown into a confused heap. Thj
hausc was large, and is said to havo ln?en
tilled from cellar to garret with all that
was costly and historic. Hero were
gathered tho trophies and "heirlooms"
ot one ot tttn oldest, wealthiest and most
distinguished families of South Carolina.
But in Febnitry. 1W. tho house and its
contents wore reduced to ashes by thJ
cavolry of Sherman's army. Hampton
never" rebuilt it, liaving been re
duced to the verge of bankruptcy by tho
Tho surrounding grounds were once
beautiful, and remnant of their beauty
remain to this day. It is said that
Hampton expended -ixtv thousand dol
lars iu laj Itg out and beatitytying theo
grounds. All around the rums of tho
house aro walks and drives, shaded by
numerous trees and shrubbery that grow
luxuriantly in th'i-. Southern ("lime. Hut
for seven years theso ground havo eeii
turned out to tho common. Onitle roam
over thorn at plea-un-, ant! i Oono oem
to have cared to prevent it. The hedges
havo grown stilt' and rank and out u'
shape, tho (.edars mid pine and " box
trees" Aidlv show the need of attention,
but are still beautiful I he flowers nro
nearly all killed out, only now ni-
lnghere mid there making the stirro'
ing desolation still mora iir.r ,
i.i 'ino that which was once n m, .ttnro
("anion of I'dcn turned out t) th utile.
tho shrubbery eaten doTiit ho flo'wrra)
and small plant, trampled over, the trees
untrimmco, tho graveled walk sgrown up
in weeds and bramble, tho lied 'es hrok
en and scattered aud you havu some idoa
of "Millwood" now. There were a row
of frame houses n?ar, formerly tho serv
ants apartments, but all deserted. I'o-
olation and silence reigmvl atiprotnn.
Seeing a small hyu-i. rotm' distance away
thatlooked a though it might be inhabit
ed I walked towards it. A small L-iy
was playing in tho yard.
" Who lives Ii. -ro"'" 1 asked
" Mother," h" replied, apparently tar
tlel at the ap.Mrance of tho stranger at
that desolate looking plats. n,y
camo to tho door, evidently of " poor
" Tiiat bouse in nuns was foturrly
Wa-Io H wnplon's, was, it not ?" I inqulr
" Ye there's where tho Ge'iioral llof,
licforo the war. Hut tho Yankee-, they
tom everything :ip about the place and
burned the lions-. They PvmeJ to Intro
more spite again', tho Hamptons than
anybody cle. They destroyed throo
fine hott-A belonging to tho family.
One wa whrn tho General's istr lived,
and was mighty nigh sm lit a j:!.w its:
this. Thsn they burned tip Frnnkj
Hampton's hrmso. Theanernl him"!:
is now at the wot, but wo look for him
back some time this month."
I wandered -iroutid through what wcr
ten year ago, bci'itifal p irks and gir
don, although now hnrdly to f! roe"'
nized a mi'-h, down to tlm rvl, and
away from the dejota'e p!tu 'fr .V
k leaarrtot) hit. Wls iter Tecit;.Ul
An low papo" 'be Mount Pleasant
Journal, haa this.aromit of a ron.ancy
"Twenty ix year ago, tho bea-itilul
city of Salem, a now, wa fis-nplot wljl
some of the best fami'to in Iowa, lfero
reid-d the" family of Jame MaWhrtr,
and Jtunes and hi wifo wrc happy
ii wifo wore lappi- Afs
tor a while thorw camo the news oj
diew"eric in California, and tori-s of
how men could find fortnt-fs. am
bearing tl.ce stories decide! Xn bid sXim
40 hi wife, for a abort time, fill hl pock
et with tho glittering metal, and tbJi
return to hit lb-ce. Tbe rrwell
wa aid and w,fr and husband parted,
McWhortcr went to CJtfrnia, The let
ters came and w-spt fl L'ode Sam's
camera' rook? tk them. A tbe toxrlt
writer say, "time ore apace, th.
weska into mollis, and month ga'ljpe-f'
into year. ard, a lite atorycoine t- t,
Jara McWhortcr and bis wife wens iv
ratod by the willful aad rn!h-k IriojC
and mlrcprc-ntAtiQt( of evu doer.
"Wonl was a-rntbavk to Bi.w-jf-'
her Lsaband the husband i .
tr lexu-r t-c-ol to jfo to am' - t r
the r-rt-araUon tisrain- ps-ns " I'
won.Tl up with a dii-orrs. Mr. K Whor
Ut In time bw-auie Mr. Abhctt, a-vl as.
ter a tifnc.btr balavd ditsf, Jcanr.g fur a
widow. ." lw years a.r a cfl,r,-,-n
(ruat CaIiforniaAt--v from tint iry e
where Mr. McWhorur itskH a4 b,
dsrnivl tifjTmri ilij-haitstsra timUf
eonc -rrdne that irtnUmatitrmtrUug MsS
to ' an Ivinorabie and apris maa, iUm
c well and ri-rinf its t-UIy mai
ters. After iu retarn Califceta a
rtwonrilisvtios was trmwimi? tft
bearisg'word ot Jr asjaia eaaaasmte
to casAS) to and fro, and' m lasf 11 Us
Ja McWtv.rur and lUUseAJrsWt
were saln ioiae.! ia tbe be V ,
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