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IT WILLIAM C, BBTAHT.
Lay down the fcxej fling by the spade;
Leave in Us track the toiling plow ;
The rifle and the bayonet blade
For armj like yours were fitter now.
And let the hands that ply the pen
Quit the light d6kf and learn to wield
The horseman's crooked brand, and rein
Tho chaiger on the battle-field.
Our country calls; away away!
To where the bloodstreams blots the green ;
Strike to defend the gentlest sway
That time in all its course has seen.
See from a thousand coverts see
Spring the arm'd foes that haunt her track ;
They rush Co smite her down, and we
. Must beat the banded traitors back.
IIo ! sturdy are the oaks ye cleave,
And moved as soon to fear and flight,
Men of the glade and forest! leave
Y(JUr woodcraft for the field of fight.
The arms that wield the axe must pour
An iron tempest on the foe ;
His serried ranks shall yield before
The arm that lays the panther low.
And ye who breast the mountain storm,
In grassy steep or highland lake,
Come from the land ye love, to form
A bulwark that no foe can break.
Stand, like your own gray cliff's,. that mock
The whirlwind ; stand in her defence ;
The blast as aoon shall move the rock
As rushing squadrons bear ye thence.
Few, few are they whose swords of old
Won the fair land in which we dwell;
But we are many, we who hold
The grim resolve so guard it well.
Strike for that broad and goodly land,
BIow after blow, till men shall see t
That Might and Right move band in hand, 1
And glorious must their triumph be.
THE DIAMOND NECKLACE..,-
UT JOHN. S.-ABBOTT.
"Mind that miserable affair of tho
necklace," Raid "Talleyrand. "I should
bo nowise surprised if it should overturn
the French monarchy" Mario Antoin
ette, a bridof young and beautiful, was
naturally very fond of dress. Uardinal
llohan, a profligate, luxurious dignitary of
,tho church, by enormous extravagance had
become inexrticably involved in debt. '
lie had lost favor &i court, and loitered
around the saloons aVVersailles, watching
for an opportunity io' regain favorr " At
the same time there was at Versailles a
very beautiful and fascinating, though'
thoro'ly unprincipled woman, the Count
ess Lnmotte. Occupying a very equivo
cal position, though tbe'eourtiers gathered
readily at hercntcrtainincnts,,r"the queen
had never met her. Versailles, in those
dawning hours of tho Revolution, was
thronged with such characters, and the
universal corruption of the times was such
that they attracted but little attention.
Thejewelry of the queen was quite
ample- She, had brought from Vienna'a
largo number of pearls and diamonds.
"As queer of France 6be inherited all the
crown iewels" of the kingdom. The
daughter of Louis XV. had aUoj- on her j
dying bed, bequeathed Marie Antoinette
a collar -of pearls, of a single -row, the'
smallost of-which wa$ nslurgens a fil
bert. In addition to these, her royal bus
band; Louis XVI., had presented her with
a 6et of rubies and diamonds, and a pair of
bracelets which cost $46,000. Still the
queen's thirst for gems was not satiated.
Boehmer, the crown jeweler, had collected
six pearl-formed -diamonds of prodigious
size. lie offered them, set as car-rings,
to tho queen for $80,000. Tho queen
could not resist the temptation, though,
a Vnatter of a special economy, she
removed two of the gems, and re
placed them by two of her own, engaging
to pay for the Jewels, thus arranged, $72,
000, in equal installments, for five years,
from her private purse. Boehmer now
btisied himself in collecting tbo most mag
nificent necklace of diamonds in the world.
Wherever be could hear of a large and
"beautiful gem, he negotiated for it. In
this way he expended immense sums
far more than his own fortune, hoping to
effect a sale to the queen by which ho
could secure great profits.
At length tho magniGcent string, of
tho costliest diamonds to be purchased in
Europe, was complole. Tho glittering
bauble was exhibited to the queen, and of-
fored to her for $350,000.. I he king, a
man of no common sense. and. at that
time, exceedingly attached to his. wife,
was anxious that she should possess the
ornament and vet 'the treasury was so
bankrupt that he could not put his hands
upon the money. The risings of the
storm of the French Revolution were also
then beginning to bo folt, and tbo whole
nation were clamoung against tne extra v
aganco of the court The queen having
far more vizor of "mind than her husband,
folt that the urchase'would expose her
to measureless censure, and reluctantly
declined the offer, stating, for publio ef
fect, 44 W have more need of ships than,
Boehtnef was in consternation. H
was ruined if be could not find a purchas-
er, and none but those possessing rgal
tfrani glaiytn, gift J.,
wealth could be expected to indulge in
such a luxury. He spent a year, visiting
the various courts of Europe, but was un
able to dispose of his treasure. Again
he returned in despair to Versailles, and
mourned so bitterly over bis troubles, that
ho became almost frantic, and was the
subject of general conversation. At one
time he succeeded in gaining access to the
queen, and, bursting iuto tears, with clasp
ed bands, exclaimed :
44 Madame, I am ruined if yon do not
purchase my necklace. I shall throw my
self into the river 1"
The queen, 'exceedingly displeased,
44 Rise, Boehmer! I do not like those
rhapsodies. Should you destroy yourself,
I should regret you as a madman, in
whom I had taken an interest, but should
not be responsible for the deed. Let me
never sec you behave thus again. GoH .
Tho queen was interested in the unfor
tunate man's troubles, and some time af
ter this, through Madame Campan, in
quired what disposition bo had made of
the necklace. He said that tho grand sul-"
tan at Constantinople had purchased it,
for the fat ori to sultana. The queen ex
pressed much gratification that Boehmer
had got"extricaled from his' troubles.
Boon after this, Marie Antoinette's infant
son was baptized. Tho king purchased
of Boehmer, as a baptismal present for
tho child, a diamond epaulette and buck
les. As tho crown jeweler delivered
them to the queen, he slipped into her
hands a petition, containing the following
44 1 am happy to see your Majesty in
possession of the finest diamonds in Eu
rope; and I entreat your Majesty not to
. 44 What docs the man mean," said the
queen," as sho read this note. " Ho must
A few days after Boehmer called up
on Madame Campan, and anxiously in
quired if she had no commission for him
from the queen, adding, J' To whom must
I apply for an answer to the letter I pre
44 To no one," Madame Campan replied,
bor Majesty could not comprehend its
44 That is impossible," said the man,
trembling; 44 the queen knows she owes
me three hundred thousand dollars for the
44 Man, you are crazy," said Madame
Campan, 44 did vou not tell me yourself
that you had sold it at Constantinople."
44 The queen requested me," he replied,
14 to state that to all who enquired upon
the subject, as she did not wish to havo
it known that she had mado tho purchase."
Cardinal Rohan took the necklace in her
name. I have all the promissory notes
signed by the queen."
44 It is a detestablo plot," said Madam
Campan. Tho poor man, delirious with
fright, hastened to the cardinal. Rohan
seemed much embarrassed, and was dis
posed tosny.notbiug. He then hastened
to tho queen, who was' at tho Lilllo Tri
anon. Sho was very much alarmed, and
told tho story to the king. ,JIe immedi
ately sent for the cardinal. Rohan said,
trembling in every nervo, that the Count
ess Lnmotte had brought him a letter
from the queen, requesting him to pur
chase tho diamonds for her, and that he
had dono so, supposing that ho was con
ferring a favor upon the queen.
now could you suppose," said ino
qaecn, 44 Hint 1 should Dave selected you
for.such a purpose, or that 1 could have
employed such ft character as tho Count
ess Lamotte ?"
44 1 see that I have been duped," he
said, and drew from bis pocket a letter,
directed to the Countess Lamotte, and
signed in the name of the queen. Still
there were circumstances which exposed
the cardinal very strongly to the suspi
cion of having been an accomplice in the
fraud. lie was arrested, and his trial,
through various interruptions, continued
more than a year. 1 be enemies of the
queVn took tho ground that he was inno
cent, and that the queen, with the infa
mous Lnmotte s her accomplice, had
duped him. All France was agitated
with tho contest. The cardinal appeared,
at his trial, in the utmost pomp of eccle
siastical robes, and was treated with the
most marked respect. He was finally ac
quitted Dy a majority ot three votes.
This was regarded as a virtual declaration
that tho queen was guilty. A friend who
called upon the queen immediately after
the decision found her weeping bitterly.
The Countess Lnmotte was brought to
trial. It was popularly understood that
the queen was tried, in her person. The
dissolute beauty appeared before judges in
the most costly robes. It was clearly
proved that she bad received the necklace,
and that she had sold the separate dia
monds, here and there, for largo sums of
money. The populace were taught to be
lieve that the queen was her accomplice
in this infamous-deed, sharing, with her,
the money. The Countess was . found
guilty, and was doomed, with horrid bar
barity, to be whipp&T, on the bare back,
fn tho courtyard of the prison, to havo
the letter V branded on each shoulder
with'a bot iron, and to be imprisoned for
Stpttmbu a 'lfifi2.
As the terrible sentence was pronounc
ed, rage and despair overwhelmed the
wretched woman, and a scene of horror
ensued, unimaginable. She threw her
self upon the floor with piercing screams.
The executioner seized her, and dragged
her struggling and shrieking into tho
courtyard, her garments were torn from
her back, aud the lash cut its way merci
lessly into the quivering nerves. The hot
irons simmered upon her recoiling flesh.
Then, mangled and half dead, she was
conveyed to the prison hospital. After
nne months of captivity, she was permit
ted to escapo,and sho died in England.
JSo one now doubts that Marie Antoi
nette was entirely innocent Whether the
cardinal was an accomplice is a question
wnicn can never do decided, liut the oc
currence threw reproach upon the unhap
py queen, which hastened the overthrow
of the throne of the Bourbons, aud con
ducted her to the guillotine.
44 That Dear Old Tune." Wo learn
from tho Memphis Bulletin that on Tues
day evening, when tho band of the Twen-
ty-aftb Indiana were serenading Col. Hill-
yer and lady it happened that tho wife
and daughter of a distinguished Kentucky
member of our Congress (Mr. Dunlap)
were on a visit to Mrs. II. The daugh
ter is tho wife of a prominent officer of
the rebel army, and one of tho most beau
tiful and accomplished womeu of the
South. She has just arrived from Miss
issippi, and was on her way to her child
hood's homo in Kentucky, having accom
panied her husband hitherto through the
war. On tho occasion referred to, , tho
band first played some operatic piece
Then there was a pause, then the Star
Spangled Banner. When the first strain
of the grand old American Marseilles fill
ed the air, the rebel officer's wife involun
tarily clasped her hands together and
burst into tears exclaiming, 44 Oh, that
dear, dear old tuuel "1 havo not heard it
for so long a time. I feel like a wander
er come home acain." The effect on those
present can bo imagined.
Horrible and Fatal Accident.
On Friday afternoon last, a terrible acci
dent occurred at Burnham's steam saw
mill, in St. Charles, resulting in tho in
stant death of Mr. Henry Rogers, of
Gratiot County, who had commenced
work in the mill only the day before. It
seems Mr. Rogers, who was standing on
one side of the log, reached his hand over
in front of the saw for some purpose,
when his attention becoming for a mo
ment diverted iD another direction, his
hand camo in contact with the saw and
was sawed off. Then, probnbly losing his
balance by the loss of his band, or by the
sudden pain and surprise, he fell across
the Jog, directly in front of the saw, and
his body was immediately sawed in two.
The poor fellow had but a short time to
suffer pain. He leaves a wife and one
child. Saginaw Enterprise, 21st ult.
The Last Arctic Expedition. The
last expedition, under charge of C. F,
Hall, Lsq., fitted out for tho purpose of
discovering more, if possible, relative to
the fate of bir John r ranklm s party, has
been in a great measuro successful, and
accomplished even more than expected.
Ileliable information has been obtained,
and relics found of the first voyage of
rrobisber to tho Arctic regions, made
three hundred years since, and Mr. Hall
is now on his way to the United States
for the purpose of reorganizing and start
ing ouco ruoro for his last field of opera
tions. Meeting uis Candidate.-Ih the Mich
igan regiment that fought so gallantly at
Baton Rouge, was a Sergeant of a com
pany who was famous at home for his
enthusiastic political support of Brcckcn-
ridge. Just before the battle commenced
at the very moment, indeed, the rebel
lines wcro seen emerging through the mist
some ono sang out, 44 Sergoant Jones,
in about two minutes and a half you will
have the pleasure of seeing your favorite
candidate for the Presidency."
New Emflotment Fon Contrabands.
Large numbers of negroes having been
brought down to Tort Royal from hdisto
and Stono Points, abandoued by tho Fed
eral troops, General Saxlon has issued an
order that they be employed in the man
ufacture of rush baskets and cedar tubs,
in order to guard them from the evils of
idleness and enable them to earn their own
living. Tho baskets and tubs will be
shipped to tho North for salo.
Two Ways to Avoid the Draft.
Among those exempt from draft under all
orders sent out, are paupers and convicts.
A man may become a pauper and get a
f irkat to the Poor-House, or ho mav steal
sheeD and tro to State Prison. Either
courso would exempt him from draft, and
a man who would seek exemption would
resort to either.
The Baton Rouge Battle-field.
The fight at Baton Rouge extended over
an area of about one mile square, and in
trA ranter was a trrave-vard. where lies
buried Zachary Taylor, once President of
the United States.
What fish U most valued by a hap
py wife! Iler-n'i.
Put your money into a box if you like,
but not a dice box.
Some things aro much better eschewed
than chewed ; -tobacco' is one of them.
To cure deafness tell a man you've
come to pay him money. It is infallible.
Why do the young ladies look so much
at tho moon f Because they think there
is a man in it.
The man who relies upon his own
strength for success, skulls himself along
the stream of life.
Some writer defines a 41 slufled duck "
to be a young lady crammed with flat
tery by her lover.
It is more respectable to ilnck boots
than lo black characters to sew shirts
than to sow strifes.
44 Joe, did you oyer dabble in 6tocksi"
44 Why, yes, 1 got my foot in 'cm once;
I didn't like, 'em much."
For a voyage across tho sea, tho winds
fill our shrouds; for a voyage of eternity,
we fill our own 6hrouds.
A man who has long fought bravely
against misfortune may want strength to
meet a sudden calmness.
Ladies, if your husbands scold you for
buying too expensive cuffs give them a
few suinrt cues to quiet thorn.
It is said, that, in some of the villages
of the West, it is so healthy that the folks
have to shoot a man to start a burying
ground. A deserted damsel struck her lover
on tho head with a poker, exclaiming with
sobs, 44 you have broken my heart, and
I'll break your head, sir."
If water was so scarce as to command
a high price, men would esteem it the
greatest of luxuries, and drunkenness
would bo less common than it is.
44 Is your powder brisk f" 4 Oh, yes,
a keg of it took fire the other day, and
it burned half up beforo my boys could
thrown a bucket uf water on it.
An Irishman, referring to the sudden
death of a relative,-was assked if ho lived
high. 44 Well, I can't say as ho did, but
he died high ho was suspended."
44 Are you full cousins " said a lady
to a couple of young gentlemen at a sump
tuous repast. 44 1 should think we were
from the number of times we have emp
tied our plates."
44 May I come to see vou this evening,
Miss !" 44 No." 44 To-morrow evening !"
44 No." 4,Somo other lime?" 44 No."
44 Well, you are a young lady of decided
ly negative qualities.
A Pennsylvania paper calls the Al
leghany Mountains 4'the backbone of the
United btates. Ihen our country must
bo in a very bad way sho has a good
many curvatures of tho spine.
A pint of whiskey will neutralize tho
effects of a rattlesnake's bite without in
toxication. We wonder if a rattlesnake's
bile wouldn't neutralize the effects of a
pint of whiskey without poisouing.
Cheap Offer. Tho Louisville Jour
nal offers lo publish runaways from the
draft, with appropriate cuts, for one half
the price usually paid for advertising run
away negroes. The offer is a liberal one.
A Yankee being asked how it hap
pened that his sweetheart had given him
tho mitten, replied: 44 1 was such a fool
that I praised her so much she gut so
Eroud sho wouldn t speak to mo! loo
The other day Mrs. Sniffins being un
well sent for a medical man, and declared
her belief that she was poisoned, and that
Mr. Sniffins did it. 44 1 didn't do it,"
shouted Sniffins. 44 It's all gammon ; she
is not poisoned. Prove it, doctor open
her on the spot, I am willing."
Sir," said a little blustering man to
a religious opponent, 44 to what sect do
you suppose I Wong!" 44 Well, I don't
exactly know," replied tho other; 44 but,
to judge from your size and appearanco, I
should think you belonged to tho class
generally called in-socts."
Lately a gentleman of Chicago was
accompanying two ladies to the pano
rama of the Arctic Expedition, when, in
crossing Market Street, he stepped on a
hogshead hoop, which flew up and struck
him across his not very handsome nose.
44 Good Heavens, ladies," ho exclaimed,
44 which of you dropped that"
At a railway station an old lady said
to a very pompous looking gentleman,
who was talking about steam communi
nicntion, 44 pray, sir, what is steam !"
44 Steam, ma'am, is, ah I steam is eh 1
ah! steam is steam I" 44 1 knew
that chap couldn't tell ye," said a rough
looking follow standing by; 44 but steam
is a bucket of water in a tremendous pcr-piration."
nmi: $1.00 yr gnnam
Sometime between the years of 1810
and 1812, when considerable animosity
existed between the people of Canada
and tho Slates, and 6orae of the British
subjects, who were 44 dressed with a little
brief authority," looked upon Yankees as
but little better than tho brute, tho fol
lowing is said to have taken place at the
Custom House, at St. Johns:
A Yankee of considerable dimensions
eutered tho offico and informed the officer
that he wanted to enter his load and re
ceive his passport. The officer cast a sar
castic look at him, and said 44 it was cus
tomary for pcoplo when they entered his
offico to receive a passport lo tako off their
hats, and requested him to do so instant
ly." ;4 No, I thank you," said tho Yankee,
44 1 paid four dollars for that hat to keep
my head and cars warm."
44 You impertinent puppy," said the
officer,. working himself into a consider
able of a passion, 44 how dare you to in
sult mo! off with your hat immediately 1"
44 No sir, can't do it, ii keeps my head
After several orders of a similar kind,
accompanied with curses and threats,
which met with no better success, ho step
ped 'up to him and gave his bat a blow
that sent it to tho adjacent corner of the
room. The Yankee paid no attention to
this, but waited patiently until he had re
ceived a passport, folded and deposited it
safely within his wallet, and was ready
to pursue his journey, when turning to
the officer, he requested him to pick up
his hat and put il on his head.
Tho officer ordered him to leave the of
fice, or. ho'iniglkl get into trouble for he
did not mnko words with a man of his
44 1 say, mister," says the Yankee, "you
must pick "up my hat, and that in just
one minute's time, or feel the weight of
theso mauls,' " shaking his fist rather
nearer tho officer's face than was agree
able. Thoofficer raved and swore, but all to
no effect, and finally threatened to cane
him if he did not depart.
44 Mister," said tho Yankee, 4 time flios
considerable kinder fast," at the same
time beginning to unbutton his coat, "and
you had better bo goirig after that hat."
After several more threats, which had
the desired effect upon his opponent, the
moment being nearly expired, he streaked
off and picked up tho hat and offered it
to its owner, but he was not satisfied with
that, and ordered him lo put it on his
head precisely as he found it.
The officer hesitated, but seeing the
determination of the Yankee, he set it up
on his head and was about to depart,
when he was collared and ordered lo place
tho hat as ho found it,
44 Here," says tho Yankee, " tuck this
ear under, now tho other, pull it down in
front, etc.," all of which orders the officer
44 There, sir, that is right," says the
Yankee, " and now, friend, before I leave
you I will give you a word of good ad
vice; never meddle with a Yankee's hat
unless you are prepared to take a peep in
to fututity. Good day, sir."
Gen. Beauregard. News from the
South-wett stales that the rumor about
Gen. Beauregard resuming his command
is entirely without foundation. AH tha
secessionists in tho vicinity, as well as the
prisoners made by our troops, agree in
saying that General Beauregard's career
as a General is ended, aud that the sol
diers have lost confidence in his military
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interns. xiivy license uini oi oaving JOSl,
by want cf ability, the advantages of his
position at Manassas and at Pittsburg
Landing, and of having let fly an enemy
which it was very easy for him to anni
hilate. His retreat from Corinth is also
looked upon as a movement which has
completely demoralized the great army of
iho West one of tho first in tho Con
federacy and hastened tho timo of its
dissolution. That army is now gone, and
its fragments can bo found nowhere.
Gen. Beauregard is said to bo now at Eu
fala Springs, spending his timo in ponder
ing over tho inconsistency of public opin
ion, and regretting, perhaps, inwardly of
having raised a guilty hand against the
country to which ho owes his life and his
A Happy Man. The Cleveland Lead'
ersays: We heard a man congratulat
ing himself on being exempt, the other
day, upon grounds that we should not
consider in the highest degree exhilarating,
although be appeared to be quite trans
ported in contemplating them. 44 1 am
exempt from tho draft," 6aid ho, rubbing
his his hands in glee, his face expressive
of violent joy. 44 How so?" we asked.
44 1 haint got only one lung!" he yelled;
44 ha! ha! ha! pulmonary consumption
has got the other hat ha! and I haint
got only one lung, ha! ha! ha! ha!" and
bo laughed nntil he was seized with a
coughing fit which threatened to relieve
pulmonary consumption of the task of us
ing up 44 tother lung."
If virtue is its own reward there will
be persons who will have little enough.