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BY. DAVIS & CREWS. . '^ ABBEVILLE, S. C., THURSDAY MORNIN ~ ^ VOL. XIvIZ.NO. 17.
THE FIRST SHADOW.
BV T. S. AKTIIlTlt.
Ida was a bride. Onward through a
vholo year of patient waiting, hud she
moved toward this blessed estate, all her
thoughts golden over, all her fancies radiant
with love and beauty. And row she
was a bride?a happy bride, lie who had
won her, was worthy to wear her as a
crown. Kind, honorable am 1 gifted?1 lis
praise was 011 the lips of all men.
Yes, Ida was a happy bride. It was the
blooming, fragrant spring-time. Singing
i/iivio Htiv ?n an cuv; n iiiu.nvtii ?iiit'io
gliding through tlio peaceful landscape; au<l
a cloudless sky bonding over all. The
blessedness of this new lilo was greater than
she had even imagined, in all (lie warmth
of her maiden fancies.
A moon had waxed and waned since llie
lover became tlio husband ; a moon, dropping
the sweets of Mount llylila. It was
evening, and Ida stood by the window,
looking out through the dusky air, waiting
and wishing for the return of her husband,
who was later than usual from his home.?
At last, her glad eyes cauglit a glimpse of
his well-known form, and starting back
from the window, she went with springing
steps to meet him at the door ; opening it
ere his hand could ling llie bull.
41 Dear Edward!" "What a gushing love
was in her voice ! She raised her lips for a
kiss, and a kiss was given. But somehow,
its warmth did not go down to her heart.
"Arc you not well, dear?" she asked,
very tenderly, as tliey entered their pleasn.if
Kill* imrln.-. ..,.,1 tl... I 1.? 1
: ? i > !' '"
liis face and tried to read its expression.?
Hut the twilight was too deep.
"Quito as well as usual, love." The
voice of Iter husband was low and gentle ;
but it had a new and changed sound for
the young wife's ears?a sound that made
her heart tremble. And yet, bis arm was
around her, and be held one of her hands,
lightly compressing it withir bis own.
It grew dark in the room before the gas
was "lighted. When the s'rong rays fell
suddenly upon the faco of her husband, Ida
saw a cliango there also. It was clouded.
Not heavily clouded?but still in shadow.
Steadily and earnestly she looked at him,
until ho turned bis face partly away, to es
cape the searching scrutiny.
" You are not well, Edward." Ida looked
"Don't trouble yourself. I'm verv
He smiled, and pattvd her cheek, playfully?or
rather, with an attempt at playfulness.
Ida was not deceived. A change
had passed over licr husband. Something
was wrong, llo was not as he bad been.
In due time tea was announced, and the
r. :i? i- -r <? ?. t 1 i
iiiuu uuuiiy [?;nty ui uvu jjiuneieu ctrouiKl
the tabic in the neal breakfast room.
" Burnt toast ami dish-water tea. as usual
!'! These were tbo first words spoken by
the young husband, after sitting down to
the-.i?tbie; and the manner iu which they
were filtered, left Ida in 110 doubt as to his
state of feeling. How suddenly was the
fine gold dimmed.
A few hours earlier the young husband
had called in to see his mother, an orderly,
industrious woman, and a notable housekeeper.
As usual, he was full of the praise
^of his beautiful young wife, 111 whom he
liad seen nothing to blame?nothing below
' perfection. But his mother had looked on her
with different eyes. Living iu the world
jva9,'with her, -no holiday affair, and mar* .
- ; riago no honeymooj'i. She was loo seiious
- inall,hor views.and feelings to have niueli
patience -with what'she esteemed mere play
" . ; ""day life. A little jealous of her son'ij affee
~ ."Hiontabe was, withal; and iu going fortli
* - i4 >to another^,witji an order so -different from
/ 6 ^,2 <vhat .it had ever, gone forth to herself'
* *".' vrnado^licr fcel'-ppTd^toward the dear little
US ,/<rife of lEdward^ 'who was its favored ob?
. . " ;
% / .v"It?i? time," she said; with a distance of
* *f - [manner ?tbat ^ifrprised her son, " for you
'i, ^^tfiWa-tb hova little sei;iou?. The Uoney **V^ifoon,'i8
oVer, antl thfc, quicker you coine
v ''V^fdowt^. 4oj^ojjgaHties the better. There
. * ' u ^ne thing abbr.t Ida that father dhfcip'
* ^i'wlp?rd w?fe too rritich- siirprjsfed at* this
tinexpeftted-Annunciation to speak. Ilis
v - ' >pcf|Ji6r went on, -w ; .' . "-She's
no housekeeper " ' ' <
* ' ? young; mother. Sho'll 4e.trn,"
ty* he*aid interrupting lier. *' .
* ** Sfi6 had no rfglit to marry until she
" * k*V*w Jrbw. to make a" clip .of tea!" "The
old lady &pe]&a -with considerable' asperity.
' Wlmt Flfcean.- Not a single
* cafvaf.fba bave'I yet tasted in your house,
* thai watf Qt> to drink ! I don't know how
yotican pot up with such stuff. You
jroufdu't have done it at my table, I'm very
** Please, mother, don't talk so hny moro
about Ida! I can't bear to hear it."
** Yon can't bear to hoar the truth, Edward.
I"speak for Ida's goo<! and your
owii, too. She> a wife, now ; not a mere
8weet}iifKrtt Aqd she's your housekeeper
IumuIm ?ilh antnailiinrr diam Ia iIa o.wl in
vwiuw| y"r,v^* "o " ?v MW uuu iv
tb*t) dress, music, party going and
-I must say, an I said a little
that I am disappointed in her.
What i^e girls thinking about now-adays,
| when thoy get married ? Surely, not of
ihcir huibaud's household comfurt?4"
" If you pleas?, mother, wo willobnngo
the subject,'" said the young man, wlio was
exceedingly pained by the strong language
he bail beard, llo spoke so firmly that tho
matter was dropped, and not again alluded
to at the time.
"We have, now, an explanation of the
change in tho young husband's state of mind.
There were some truths in what his mother
had said, and this mado it so much tho bar|
dor to bear. The first shadow had fallen,
j that dimmed the brightness of bis new and
happy lifo. '
i Still tlio defects in Ida?very small t<>
i his eyes, even after they wore pointed out
i l>y his mother?were things of no moment.
: Ho had nut intended her fur a household
; drudge. Was she not loving hearted, ac.
complishod and hoautiful ? What more
could lie ask? True, lie had iutended her
I for the presiding gonitis of his home; and
there wore sober, matter-of-fact things to be
done in all homes. J3ut her devotion to
these would come in good time.
J low Edward came to speak as lie did
about the lea and toast, was, almost on the
j instant he had given utterance to his words,
; a mystery to himself. lie started with the
i start he gave his young wife, and trembled
j fur the cfloet of his unkindly uttered words,
j Ho would have <<jven much could he have
j recalled thcin. lJut they were said beyond
I any power of unsaying.
| The reference of his mother to the indifI
fercnt tea with which she had been served
J at his table, had not only mortified him,
i but made some things distinct in his mem
i orv, which before, were only seen dimly, ,
and as matters of indifference. Where all 1
was so bright, why should he turn his eyes
upon a few fragments of clouds skirling :
the fair horizon 1 lie would not have dune
so if left to himself. Tho clouds might
have spread until very much larger than a ,
man's hand, before their murky aspect
would have drawn his happy vision from
the all-pervading brightness.
Ida's hand, which was laising a cup to
her lips, fell almost as suddenly as if palj
sied; a paleness overspread her counte|
nance; her lip?; had a motion between a
i quiver iiiui a spasm. I'roin licreyes, winch
j seemed bound, as l?y a spell, to her hus!
band a face, tears rolled out aud fell in large
drops over her cheeks.
Never bofore, since Edward had looked
upon that dear, young face, had he seen its
brightness so veiled. Never before, had
a word of his been answered by anything
but smiles and love responses.
"Fin sorry, Edward." How the sac],
tremulous voice of Ida rebuked the young
husband's unkinducss. " It shall not be so
And she kept her word. Suddenly he
( had awakened her from a bright, dreamy
illusion. Shu had been in a kind of fairy
land. The hard, every day working world,
with its common working day wants, by
an unlooked-for shilling of scenery, had
struck with an unlovely aspect upon her
startled vision; tho jagged edges of the
real woui.ding painfully her soft ideal. But
once awakened, she never slept again. It
was the first shadow that foil dimly and
coldly upon her mariied heart,?tho first,
aud to the life-experienced, we need not
say the last.
Burnt toast and bad tea ! To think that
common tilings like these should have
power to shadow a young heart basking in
the sunlight of love ! Ida had thought of
her husband as almost indifferent to the
. vulgar wants his words made manifest.?
She saw clearer now. lie was but llesh
and bloojJ like the ri st.
Very?very tenderly spoken Were all tho
words oftdwarjl to his young wife, during
tho shadowed evening that followed this ,
first dimming of their liQine-light. And Ida,
who felt the kindness of his heart, tried to
.smile and' to seem as of old. But, somehow,
she could not force into existence-the
smiles she '''islted to.sond but as. tftkefts of
forgiveness. Thoughts of thebad ton tipd''
burnt toast, tho" usual"^? nbJ'vlhcro*la)?>1
tho smart!?evening entertainment she had '
provided; rir, rather, suffered to bo provided
by unskilful hands?woro her own any;'
nioro skilful? for her returning hfl^band'
hauutcd her all tho while. , .. ,* "
"Itshall not be so again !" ^Not id)y
'uttered were tlicso words.' All the evening
sho kopl repeatiKg^jiem to herself, with' a
steadily -increasing .purpose "ayd a-clearer
- vision.r 41 Kdward* sbalk ntver have anoth cr
occasion for rebuke." Several
times during tUe evening, tho
young husband was tempted to refer to the
conversation held willi Lis mother, in explanation
of his own conduct, but ho wisely
kept his o>vn counaelr Of. all things ho
dreaded aft estrangement between his wife
and mother. ? *
On the next morning, Edward .noticed
that his young wife left their chamber ear*
lier than usual, and went down stairs. Not,
however, lo fill their homo with music, as
she had often dono. IUr matinee was tho
singing tea kettle, not tho stringed piano.
She had a heightened color, when she look
her plaoe at tho breakfast tablo, and poured
for Iter husband the fragrant coffoo, made
by her own hands, because she had discovered
that her indifferent cook was ignorant
of Iter art. How did she know Lho art? It
was almost accidental; the recollection of
some good housewife's talk had served her
in the right time. The warm prime bestow
ed by 'Edward ou tho cofl'eo wub ample roward.
Ida bought a cook book during tho day.
That sounds unromnnlic. But it was even
so; and hIio studied it for hours. During
tho afterqoon her mother-in-law camo in;
and Ida urged her to slay to lea. The old
lady accepted the invitation; not, wo nre
sorry to say, in tho very best spirit. She
had opened tho war on Edward's " butterfly"
young wife, and she meant to follow it
up. When Edward came home and found
that his mother was there his spirits fell.?
m saw, by llic cornersrof her mouth, that
she had not forgotten their interview of the
preceding day; and that her state of mind
was not a whit more charitable. Ida's face
was a little shadowed ; but she was cheerful,
and very attentive to his mother?and,
happily, ignorant of lier true feelings. She
came and went from the breakfast ro m to
the parlor, frequently, evidently with household
cares upon her mind.
Tea was at length announced. Edward's
heart trembled, llis mother arose, and
with rather a cold air, accompanied her
children .to the room where tho evening
meal awaited them. Tho table had an attractive
look, new to the eyes of both Edward
and his mother. It was plain that
another hand busides tlie servant's had been
there. Ida poured tho tea, and lid ward
served the hot biscuit and cream toast. The
eyes of the latter were on his mother, as
she lilted, with an air which he understood
to say, " Poor stuff !*' the cup of tea to Iter,
lips. She tasted the fragrant beverage?
set the cup down?lifted and tasted again.
The ipfusion was faultless! Yes, even to
her critk:d. taste. Next the biscuit, and
next the toast w^re tried. Mrs. Uoodfellow
herself could' not have surpassed them.
" Have you changed your cook?" Tho
old lady looked across the table, curiously
" No, mother," answered tho young wife,
smiling. "Only the cook has found a
" Is all this your work, Ida ?" The old
lady spoke in a half incredulous tone.
" Yes, it is all my work. Don't you
think, if 1 try hard, I'll make a housekeeper
This was so unexpected, that the husband's
mother was delighted. Ida had gone
right home to her matter-of-fact, every-day
" Why, yes, you precious little darling !"
she answered, with an enthusiasm almost
foreign to her character. "I couldn't have
done better myself."
The shadow passed from the lioart of Ida,
as her eyes rested on the pleased countenance
of her husband. It was the first
shadow that had fallen sinco their happy
wedding day, and moved on quickly; but
its memory was left behind. It was like
the drawing of a veil, w hich partly conceals,
yet beautifies a countenance, revealing the
Ida's husband was a man, like the rest,
with man's common wants and weaknesses;
nnrl lint* m ori-inil **?*-** !,1 ai?a ? % ".l.t-.U
....x. ..vi iumiiivu irvnu vng in vrillCLi UiillUO
must take bold of common duties. But
she soon learned that, in the real world,
were real delights, substantial and abiding.
Bravely she did walk ia tho new path
that lay at her feet. She had her reward.
Tea and toast but expressed her household
duties, none of which were rightly performed
during that delicious honeymoon. But
she failed.in nothing afterward; and soon
learned that the ground in which true bap?,
pin ess takes deepest root, and from which^
it springs up wilh strongest branches is the
ground of common, homely duties.
A Ckunce thut People May Get Cheated.
'?The Boston-./Traveler notices the introduction
of a new metalj called " Oroide,"
formed bv the combination of saveral irfiS.
taljc substanccs, and strikingly resembling
gokh^-It was first produced in Prance, and
is brdVjjht here under patent. A company
iu GSnueoticut aro now manufacturing waro
frt>m this material. It resembles gold very
closely, and much of that which has re<;entJy
been sold for gold chased plate, is nothing
but .orcide. The cost of this metal is
about eighty cents per pound, and yet its
appearance is such that it. would readily bo
laiicn for gold by most casual observers.?
It is.not a pure metal, but a compound of
several "metals, refined to such a dogrco that
it doQS not easily oxidizo or tarnish. These
qualities make it a valuable acauisition to
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tho tnelalic ifrts. When tested with nitric
acjd, cbulition takes place, but no spots remain.
This quality, though valuable for
utensils, makos it' a dangerous metal for
dishonest men. It can be used in counterfeiting
gold so rapidly, that it will be exceedingly
difficult to dctect counterfeit from
true coin. When placed ^ide by side with
goldf?U roquires close scrutiny to decide
which is gold and which, oroide. In France
a law has already be&l passed to prevent
frauds by compelling, under severe penalties
for neglect, all manufacturers of,"oroide"
to stamp the word unon the Article#
It is estimated that if all the brick, stone,
and masonry of Grtafi&ifoin were" gatjjif|
ered together, they would not furuish ma
vhvw||m k/uuvi %uv muD vi ypini
nod that all tUe buildings of Londoaj^fct
together, would not furnish material Efficient
for the towers nndfifriota that Jitforr,
A RICH AFFAIR.
Young gcntlemnn had courted a f;
damsel belonging to New York, and it w
supposed that the two in time would " I
come one." Some little quarrel of a triv
nature, ns lovers' quarrels general!/ aro, <
cur red. Neither would confess the wrong
to boon their side?presents and correspondence
were mutually sent back and the
match was broken off. The young gentleman
immediately started oft" to New Orleans,
to enter into commercial business,
thinking that distance would lessen the attachment
ho really felt for the young
When a woman is injured, or thinks
she is injured, by the one she loves, sho is
more apt than the male sex " to bite off* her
own nose," as the saying is, to inflict pain,
and be revenged on the offending object.
A gentlemen that the young lady had once
rejected, renewed his proposals and was accepted
within a week after her old lover
had embarked for the South. On reaching
Now Orleans he found that distance, instead
of weakening his attachment, only made
the lady dearer, and ho became melancholy
and low spirited. The iirst letter ho received
from New York, from a friend of his,
announced that his old llame was to bo
shortly married to another. His course
was quickly taken?the next morning saw
him on board a packet-ship bound for
The passage unfortunately was long, and
the poor fellow chafed and frfitteil mm-.li-?
The instant the vessel touched tho wharf
he darted for the office of his friend, the
lawyer. The latter was much surprised to
see his friend, imagining him a couplti of
thousand miles away. After the usual salutations,
he exclaimed :?
"My dear fellow, you are in time to see
the wedding. Miss ."your old sweetheart,
is to be married this morning, at
eleven o'clock. To tell you the truth, I
don't believe there is much love about it,
and the girl really thinks more of one hair
of your head than the fortunate bridegroom's
" Whero is she to be married ?in
" No?at her father's house."
" My dear fellow?I?I?yes?no?yes,
I will have her. Ilnvo you any cuso com
ing on in cither of the courts at eleven
" Then fill up a subpoena with the bridegroom's
name. Don't stop to ask any
questions. It matters not whether he
knows anything about tbo parties in the
suit. I will yet marry Julia."
Ilia friend saw b's object at once, find
promised to carry on the matter. The sul>poena
was made out and placed in the hands
of a clerk to servo on the unsuspecting
bridegroom the instant he should leave his
residence, and was despatched in a cab to
watch the house. About ten minutes before
eleven as the soon-to-be happy man
was about entering a coach before the door
of his residence, he was served with a subpcena.
Ho refused at first to go.
"Can't help it," said the clerk, in reply
(A liicj H *- 1
...v ^wtivuiutmjj iiwui ~ hoi Knowing
tlio parlies; going to be married," ?fec.?
"Wo shan't reach the Hall now before
eleven?imprisonment for contempt," ?fcc.
The bridegoom, who was rather of a
timid nature, finally consented, particularly
as tho clerk promised to send a friend of
his who sat in tho cab, wrapped up in a
.large cloak, explaining tho reasons of his
absence. The reader can imagino who this
Eleveu o'clock came, but still no biidegroom.
The guests wore staring at each
other?tho priest began to grow impatient
?and tho bride that was to be, looked pale
and agitated, when tho carriage drove up
and tho boll rung. " There lie is ! There
he is !" murmured many voices.
A gentleman did enter, whose appearanco
created much astonishment. The lady
fainted?private explanations eu^ued between
the parents and tho lover, and the
result was that, in ten minutes after, two
roal lovers woro joined in tho sacred bond
of matrimony, much to the satisfaction of
Tho bridegroom that was-to-lmve-been,
afterwards made hia appearance, puffing
and blowing. What ho said and what he
did, on beholding hia rival, and being made
acquainted with the condition of affairs,
was really laughable.
The story of the subpoena shortly afterwards
leaked out, and has created so much
amusement, that the poor fellow declares
he will sue tb^ lawyer for ten thousand dollars
damages in subpoenaing him a? a witness
in a case of ^vhich be knew nothing,
and $y which lie lost a wife. It willTje ii* \
novel suit indeed, if ho should do so.
Pepper Punishment in Africa.?One of )
the most common and lerr|[>le kinds of pun- <
rsirmentft iniuctettupon disobedient bc^rs is
lo rub red pepper into their eyes. Tbeir
ftcrertms nn<l ycHa under (lie operation are
w?vage beyond alt de*criptij>n, and U-,^H
| per. **'' "
cious. A thread of it, of any given diameter,
is twice as strong as a thread of hemp
of the same thickness, and tlirco times us
strong as a similar one of flax. The threads,
as spun by the worm, curious to s:iy, are al'
twins, owing to tho twin orifice in the nose
of tho inscct throuerh which tliov nrn
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projected ; tliey arc l;iid purallcd to each
other and glued together, mid enveloped l>y
a glossy varnish, constituting about twentyJive
per cent, of their weight. Each pair
of threads in fine silks has a diameter of
about a thousandth part of an inch. Theso
pairs arc too delicnto to use, however, as
they come from the cocoon. In raw silk,
as it is called, several of theso pairs arc
slightly twisted aud agglutinated to form a
single thread; and several of these arc
united to make such a thread as is employed
in weaving. Thousands of worms labor
for a whole season to furnish the material
for an ordinary silk dress. The butteitly
beauty who sails along a public promenade
littlo thinks how many real butterflies have
had to do with her flounced and fringed
The silk-worm, in fact, has four metamorphoses.
There is first the egg, then the
caterpillar, next the cocoon, and finally the
moth. The t_aternillar state continues about
four weeks. The cocoon !'s formed in three
or four days, but the insect, passing into
tlie chrysalis stale, lies muddled for some
twenty days longer, when it emerges a butterfly.
In this hist state it remains but a
short period, its whole existence rarely exceeding
two months. When the worm is
to be used for its silk, the cocoon is put in
a hot oven, or enveloped in steam, or exposed
10 the sunshine, in order to kill the
insect; for if tho animal should live to cat
its way out, the threads at one end of the
cocoon will bo cut, and the cocoon become
worthless. An ounco of eggs yields about
_!_.1 1- -r T* 1
cij^my-eigut pouuus 01 cucooiis. j^acn
cocoon gives from seven hundred and fifty
to eleven hundred and fifty feet of silk. A
hundred pounds of cocoons is estimated to
average eight pounds of reeled raw silkTho
worms necessary to produce this weight
of cocooii3 devour, when at their maximum
appetite, about two hundred and fifty pounds
of mulberry leaves daily. The more food
they consume tho more silk they will yield.
It would be a nice exercise in arithmetic for
every fair dauio to calculate how many
mulberry leaves went to the making of her
best silk dress.
"With tho ancient Romans silk was a
costly luxury, for it could only bo had from
India, whence it was brought overland by
tedious caravans. It was uot till tho sixth
century of thojCh ristian era that two monks
brought some silk-worm eggs from China
to Constantinople. The Emperor'Justinian
encouraged this new brunch of industry,
and silk factories soon sprung up at Athens,
Thebes, nnd Corinth. Five hundred years
elapsed, however, before tho silk culture
spread to Italy. Tho Moors carried it into
Spain, whero it become a flourishing branch
of manufacture and commerce, at a period
when most all Western Europe was still
plunged in barbarism. It was not till A.
D. 1504, or subsequent to tho discovery of
America, that the silk culturo was established
in France. Silk growing has often
been attempted in England, but as tho
climate is unfavorable, tho experiment has
always failed. In tho United Shates the
culture ofsilk is comparatively in its infancy,
thonndi the daV will comn ivIipii if. will Kn
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nn important element of national wealth.
Lombardy at present yields the largest
quantity of silk of any country in Europe.
India, tho original homo of tho silk worm,
still exports annually immense quantities,
not only of raw silk, but of tho manufactured
articlo also. Tho ladies Bay that for
summer wear the India silks are the cheapest
and most durable.?Baltimore Sun.
The Snrinyfield Rcmihlican lolla n ??lr?rv
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of n coal dealer and an insurance officer,
who wero conversing, when the latter suggested
cigars, and jocularly offered to pay
if the coal dealer, Mr. P., would get them;
"Agreed," was tho word, and Mr. P. received
ten cents, went off and bought a
couple of cigars. Mr. F., the insurance
man, sat still in his chair, received his cigar,
and nfter puffing, and squeezing and pulling,
remarked that Mr. P. had better luck
with the cigar ho was puffing freely away
upon, than had fallen to his own lot. "1
Shouldn't wonder," replied T., " for I gave
eight cents for mine, and only two for
jtfjSpM( *<? ?'? New Orleans.?The ex*
pons ami shipments from tyew Orleans of
domestic products during*(fie last quarter
were tweoty-three minion fire hundred anil
REMINISCENCES OF THE PALMETTO REOI- 1
The speech mndu by uur distinguished I
epresentative, in Congress, the Hon. Law- J
ence M. Keitt, at tlio banquet, recently / *
'iveu by the Citv Council of Columbia, to
* . II)
'.ho survivors of the Palmetto Itecmnent, 111/
which lie related several incidents which' ^
occurred on the bloody field of Churubusco,
unknown before, save to those who now n'
survive, has created an interest, and caused
a feeliiiLT ainoncr our citizens to hear and
know more of the history of that Reg'- \
mcnt. | ^
The following sketch is,"as we believe, ft
full and true account of the death of Col. 0
Pierce M. Duller, and what occurred there1- ?l
after; .. ' jj
Early in tho action, Col. Bullet's horse1, *
was shot through the nostrils, the ball cutting
the headstall of the bridle, causing the 'V
bit to drop out of his horse's mouth. The
Colonel immediately dismounted, when his 10
horse plunged most furiously, became wild
from pain, and ran into the ranks of the n<
enemy. Soon after this, Col. Duller received
a severe wound in the knee, the ball
passing under the joint, and through the P'
flesh, causing him intense pain, and almost vv
rendering it impossible for him lo walk, and w
in a short time disabled him from keeninir el
the command. He retired, turning tho com- c'
maud over to Lieut. Col. Dickinson.'
The fire of the enemy was now tcrrifie? c<
the very air was thick with tho leaden rnes*
mongers of death, and the continual order of "
"close ranks'' told how truly they did their ^
Gcnl. Shields then ordered the regiment 1S
to retire behind a large hacienda, (wheat; ^
Col. Duller and tho other wounded of the ,r
regiment wore lying) for the purpose of 11
'orming a new line. A new line was form- '
ed, and the regiment marched on under a S1
most murderous fire towards tlic enemy, i'1
which were strongly posted in the . road. Sl
Col. Dickinson in command * and bearing ai
the Palmetto Flag. 1 "eggs, the color bearer, 11
having previously been shot down.
"When the regiment arrived in a lino ni
parallel to the road, and facing the enemy, *-c
which was several hundred yards from the cs
hacienda, Col. Butler was seen advancing 1;|
towards tho regiment, using his sword as a 1):
means of support, to enable him to walk.
A3 he moved up into ranks, Major Gladden 111
approached, and spoke to him. The Colo- w
nel half faced to tho rear, and while ho and d<
Maj. Gladden were in'conversation, the fatal hi
ball struck him in roar of the left ear. lie sc
lurried on his left heel and fell straight
backwards in the arms of Maj. Gladden, h;
who gently laid him on the field, and or- g'
dered a detail of men from the ranks to h
carr}' his body to the rear. c<
During this time, the regiment had ad" ^
vanced several paces, and, as Major Gladden g:
approached it, Col. Dickinson was scon to
fall. MajorGladden went immediately to him
when Col. Dickinson said to him, "Here,
Major, take theso colors and this sword, c<
and defend and maintain tho honor of South ~~
Carolina." The gallent Major took the
Palmetto flag, handed it to Patrick Leonard,
(a private in Company II., who bore it w
safely through tho charge,) and, after ordering
a file of men to take Col. Dickinson st
to the rear, assumed command of the llegi- 111
General Shields then rode up, when
Major Gladden asked his permission to
charge. "That is what I wish you to do," rtl
was tho reply. The chargo was then or
dered, and soon tho bayonets of tho Pnlmottoes
forced back the serried ranks of the
foe, scattering them in all directions, in
Thus ended tho battle of Churubusco. bj
Time and space forbid me to speak of dc
many other incidents which transpired on 1,1
that bloody field, but, perhaps we will re- '1(
late them hereafter. lo
Potato Mail.?At a meeting of the |i(
Farmers'Club, of this city, on the 12th }u
inst., M. U, South wick, of Canada West, |k
exhibited a preparation?of potatoes dried by t|,
heated air after being boiled, which simply f0
takes away all moisture from the pulp, cc
leaving it in grains of the size of coarse ar
gunpowdofy He says it can be prepared a,
for a cost of twelve cents a bushel, and p,
reduced in bulk four-fifths. This product
can bo kept as easily as flour, and may bo
prepared ready for eating in five minutes.
process of cooking was exhibited to al
(he Club over a spirit lamp, and the product jjj
tasted much like ordinary mashed potatoes. ^
To prepare it for eating it is mixed with Cf
three times its bulk of hot water, and stir- p
reu until it is ot me consistency of mashod
potatoes. It is then set into an 9V6I1 for a j
few minutes, when it is ready for the table.
Fifteei bushels of potatoes make 0110 bnrrel ^
oAtis flour, which is stated to keep for j
years without injury in a dry place.
This is something worthy the attention
of our agriculturalists. There was a toler- Tc
ablo good Cfop of potatoes Th many places at
last year, and their price in the fall waB so
moderate, but it soon rose to a .very high UI
fimiU tuWVllVtIA *I?A 1 flr'
.?? ???. wiiiiiienceu among b"
them after being stored f*ny. Hundreds Al
of tboaaandft <tf bushels, We believe, were4,0fl
Ifcwloet. Here is a method of saving Irc
potatoes from destruction by **, r
and at the same time providing a most 80
$fciwing,,Healthful, and nourishing vegetaIjija
food, which should not bo neglected by ou
tlto&e' who cart, abd who bhoulJ, lakdHdvun- 60
tVge >f it,? Sc'cnfiftr. American. * '
THE CUNNINGHAM BABY.
This is a queer world?.1 wickrd world,
nl yet a funny world. It is not all trage;
nor all farce, but tragedy and fttrco
ingli'd. Wo have bad tragedy, murder
ost foul, in tlie Burdell-Cunniugham ense;
>w we have the after-piece, the furcc. A
scd inspiring borror, causing tbo blood to
in cold by tlio savagery marking its peroration,
is followed, in the same hoiiso at
> distant interval, by a scenc 60 grotesqueludicrous,
that, though it revives most
viuly the f.'colleeliou of the fearful crime,
e whole community utters over it one
ml, long uuproarious guflaw. No lan- ^
iage can uo justice to the bsiby scene in
o l'uidcll Cunningham drama. Nonov- ? ist
or dramatist ever exceeded it as a pieco
invention. Mrs. Cunningham acts out
part in a real life which, if found in a work
' fiction, would stagger the credulity of tins
When caught in her wily plot, when iho
:t woven round her is drawn closo upon
?r guilty person, she affects innocence.?
lie maintains her sclf-posscse'ioii, goe3 on
aying the part as she had prepared it, and
ith the same theatrical display of affection
hicli she made over the lifeless body, coved
with gaping wounds, of the man she
aimed as her husband, sho cries out,
Don't lake my dear baby from me." Such
misuuimate acting, such deep dyed villiny,
as its motive suggests, is so rare even
i tlio history of crime, that tho mind la
iK:il with an amazement unutterable.
There is a proverb to the effect that "it
a long lane which has no turn." Mrs.
'uuningham seems to have reached a turn
i her plots and scheming. There inay,
ideed, still be some who will think her an
l-uscd woman ; the victim of a cruel conliraoy
; tho deeply-wronired mother of nn
iteresting little baby. They may compas*
oualc her in her grief at thojrude severnco
fiom her embrace of the Infant cherub,
ie iieir of the name and fortuno of her .
jar Harvey Burdell. They may heap
laledictions 011 the heads of the hard-hear'
d officers who turned- h^deaf ear to her
irnesr, passionate solicitations, " Don't
ike my dear baby from me." And symithizing
editors may bo found who will
elingly describe this much suffering wolan,
rubbed, at the moment when her heart
as filled with the joys of maternity, of the
jar object of long desire. Our own. pep??
jgins to tremble, and we sigh to think of tho ^
>rrow of the family group for tho loss of
icir dear little sister, to whom they would
;ive sung sweet lullabies, or rocked her iu
antle sleep to tho accompaniment of tho
mjo. Out upon the wicked officer who
>uld so unscntimcntally 'Bay?' Get up,
rrc! ?i J *
wuuimu^iiiiiii, uuu ureas yourseil ; tllO
imc is played out.*??New YffrkSun,
TI ie Detroit Press Las the following ac< >unt
of a desperate encounter with a bear i
-said to be the tame brute that killed a I
jy in that vicinity, a few days previous :
A party of men were engaged in the
oods, on Thursday last, in constructing n
lanty, when, it being found that a certain I
iek of timbor was needed for use, a Ger- I
an, named lluidam, took an axe and went I
to lIic swamp to cut it. He was in search I
' an appropriate piece for the purpose in- I
nded, when lie was startled by the sudden I
>parition of a large black bear, standing a fl
w feet from him, and eyeing hira intent-1
. " 1 '
A large dog, which accompanied hiirr,
lmcdiatcly attacked the bear, seizing her
; the haunclies, and hanging on like criim
:atli. lleidam, seeing tho bear occupied
defending herself against the dog/tliopght
; had a sure thing of it, and approached
strike her wUhtfie nxe. The bear, on
citig this movement, raised herself upou
:r haunches, and as lleidam struck at her
>ad with the axe, caught tho blow with
;r foro paw, and sent the axo flying
rough the air, entirely out of reach. Tho
roe of the blow boing miscalculated* tho
inscquence was that Ileidam lost his bailee,
and the bear caught him in grasp,
kY field him iu a deadly hug, that doived
jjim of every power of motion. .
Thor'tfog mean while worked manfully for
s ma iter and kept the bear'ateetMn eon*
ant action, in deluding herself from hi*
tacks, thus probably saving his master's
o. Fortunately, the party which Ilyidam
ul just left was not far distant, Had bis
ies for help, together with the loud growigs
of the dog, attracted their attention,
id one of the party, seizing the broadaxe,
istencd in llie direction of the noise.?
aming in sight of the boar, who still held
eidam in a deadly grasp, he made a rush at
sr with his broadaxe, . \
The animal, no^ liking, the looks of this
inforcemcnt, let'go the man ami oftnde off
full speed, followed by the dog, who
on returned, badly wounded. Heidaoi, w
>on being released, dropped npon' the
ound eonseles?, frora the effects of the hug ,
id was taken up by bis companions and
rried to a place Of Bafety, where he wa?
nuscitated. He has .pot yet recorored
jm the effects t!of the asperate struggle,
a*4o be jd?je to do anything.
accompanied by b*r three
lbs, and baa been see* by dozens of pefna
in the ?tmo neighborhood within the
?t two or tiuee weekn,