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Poetry. THE FALLING OF THE LEAVE.
Tranalatsd from the French of jyierore. bj
" : i Eaxd B . fifLLTna ' i Jt ,
Autumn hath strewn earth's beauteous nca.
With all the wardrobe of the woods:
Th groves have no myalerou trarv-, .
The nightingale in alienee broods. " '
O'er Katnre'a face, from mora to mom.
A deathly parlor slowly ete-ala:
wooda. - dear, of bfanty ahom.
The atnalthy ravajer reveal.
Once bhhi, to Tiew the f orast lone.
Hi fertile way a youth pursued;
. For Death had roarfcealiim for his own,
, - And chilled the current! hia blood.
"Adieu, beloved erovea. I fall !
In jour aad fate Bij end! et-s:
Each falling leaf doth solemn call
. In syllablta of death to me.
Stem, fatal, Epidaurpan aw,
To me. thon say'st, Tbe forest leaf '
Shall eotden In thine eyes sopcar
Bat ouee again, thr hoar so brief .
- TV etemil cypn'ss thee ihhhukIs,
Taler than anramn'sfeafures pale,
Tbou bendeft to tbe tovjb'a dread noonday
' There aoon thy fleetiag routh shall fail.'
E'er yet the meadows' verdant smile, ;
Or branching Tines tha bills auorn, '
'. 1 d ie ! Deatb'-toucb shall ease my toll...
And life snail be no mire forlorn.
' Llf e'a apming sprunttun flee away,
... Orteayea that etatheUe -woods la green
And vaciah in autunutdax. - sw-
Fall, fall. brlrfYcavea, L ide tbe aad day,"
My grave letnot flection ere: .
: , In thickest shades obsrnre the way - -la
which to-morrow I shall be.
Bnt if alocg the lonelyNr?, . ,
When tbe day flees, my lore should come,
AH desolate to wep, t -talk s
Consoling numbers round my tomb."
Thns mourned a yotita.aaal ere the trees
Disrobe were, bis knell was runs.
And the crisp leave stirred by tbe brat ze
His requiem in whisper sung.
' Beneath kn oak they lalaalm down ,
The last leaf Ml with Bxwrnfal tone
Kor toveootues there. 4o weep, or crown
- - Wtta- cypress patotrre lonely atone.- -
But stillness reign, nor sob mr moaa
Mr' akea those dun aisles, funereal gloom;
The Tiluwre pastor's steps alone
Disturb the sllenre of the tomb.
Poetry. THE FALLING OF THE LEAVE. Selected Story.
FIRST THEFT AND THE LAST
From the Argosy.
Whoever has seen th e tragedy of "Romeo
and Juliet" well mounted and presented on
the stage has had the- opportunity of a di
vine pleasure. ' I have always wondered
what the play would be when exalted by
the touch of music, with singing melodies
evolving from that undercurrent of great
harmonies on which the action should flow
. , along as if a God who had moved among
ns, mortal, suddenly assumed his deific
shape. Yes, as it is, ot ought to be Then
the orchestra breathes a festive strain, and
Jauet, in southern beauty and passion
eheds a light upon the stage as she moves
along her stately dance, with Borneo stand
icg sentinel upon her grace, and the Burse
novenng round her, like a bee around a
blossom -a hen the night garden glitters
witn aewm ail iw great shrubs and thick
ets, the fountain showers its spray, the
vases ovenarow witn Heavy flowers, and a
biuw mwu ouu iie Hirer upon ine lovers,
meeting and parting there it needs no
other enchantment than its own.
It was in taming overall these chances
of good or bad in this, my choicest play,
that I doubted one night at the door of
certain theatre whether to go in or not
Singular, it was. that I should have hesit
ated that one night of all nights, for it de
cided my whole lot in life. I went in, as
it were, on a toss op; and yet, so much are
we the puppets cf destisy, that what seem
ed to me then the merest trifle of chanee
must have been, in reality, an event as fir
ed as fate; for it was there that I met Ja
queline de Bochejaquelin.
The play was superb, v Batr in spite of
that fact my eyes were continually attract
ed toward two of the audience. In the pi:
sat an old soldier stiff and stately, with a
gray moustache, and some foreign orders
worn over his thread bare eoat. By bis
side was a yonng. slight girl, who6e intent
countenance reflected all the changes of
the play. The red lips quivered, the roses
on the cheeks wentand came: now a laugh I
displayed pearls of teeth and a hundred
dimples; now in tbe large) dark eyes tears
gathered, and hung on long, backward-
bent lashes, ready to fall This lovely bWi
' tie being was absorbed in the play so much,
with all her heart and soul, that more eyes
than mine forgot to watoh the shifting acts;
in watching her. She leaned forward for
getfally, her chin resting upon her hand,
and, in so doing, revealed' what seemed
rather incongruous with her. otherwise
' plain attire--a bracelet, which 'must have i
been a costly and antique heirloom. It
was apparently a chain of Genoese beads, .
Jong enough to encircle the ivory wrist
twice and hang loosely in a great loop tbe i
third time; each-bead being a fillgranaj
miracle of spun- gold, a hollow globe, so.
fine, so delicately wrought, that it seemed
a mero bubble of light; and' each one as I
had tbe opportunity to observe on getting: :
it into my own hands later the fantastic
simulation of some lower's corolia, with;
all its petals springing open to the sun, or
folded over to hide and hold the honey of j
its heart. I had once' seen a necklace of
the same miraculous beauty on the neck of
one of our well-known singers. ,
: Nobody knew anything about these two, !
ask as I would. It seemed impossible to j
find any means of m ,tt Hhaiv wnnoin
ance. To all disbelievers -in love at first'
sight I am a living contradiction, for I de
clare that I loved that girl passionately
from the moment I saw her. . Such instan
ces have been known in the world. . How
could I get acquainted with her? That
was the question To do .bo I was fully re
solved. . .
I forgot all about the closing tableau.
Leaving my place I went where they must
necessarilv RfiSS mn in emnitiffint Klia
was leaning on the old .soldier's arm. and
her face was dope to me. The throng
around pushed.' BIy Toot stepped on the
hem of her dress, drawing her back a little
,ni sne put down her band to release her
pcin. .xne loose coils of the bracelet fell
nearly oyer the glove; I touched it adroitly
The loose coils of the bracelet
una supped pn .ana iell m my hand; she i
passed on unconscious of the lossw .
I am not a thief, bat a gentleman of posi
tron; 'though, so far. appearances are cer-'
tainly against me. They must have found
out the loss and advertised it at once; for
the next morning there it was m Til&ck and
white. Tearing open the paper with some
trepidation, lest I should have done the
work too well and have a real theft on my
hands, I. saw the announcement. After
all, who would lose an object like that, and
. not seek to xegaio it I -The finder of the
; bracelet was. to apply to, .No, 7 ..Tanley
Place, and would be handsomely rewarded. .
. I intended to be handsomely rewae'ded. -
x .cabal xuia aay naving improvea we
forenoon by a vigorous investigation of the
t history of, the imnates ot VanleyJ'lace.
number seven, and found that the princi
pal resident was the General de Koche
jaquelein, ft soldier of the ancient regime,
who had erossed the water tinder the heavy
" hand of the Emperor's displeasure. He
had dropped the aristocratic "de" the more
uorougnjy to assimilate mmsell to- is
poor condition,' and lived in obscurity with
his daughter on the remnant of s wrecked
A French maid came to tberjoor prob
ably one who had accompanied them to
their banishment She took, my card, and
began to speak familiarly in her broken
English of Mademoiselle's ' Rss at the
theatre the previous evening. ' It was so
seldom Mademeiselle, pauvre cWj'e, had
the chance ol the (east divertisement
and for it to bsve been marred by this
mishap was sad to pity. Saying all this,
she threw open ft door of a sitting-room,
and addressed tbe General in their own
''Monsieur arrives concerning' the brace
let of Mademoiselle Jaqneline."
Mademoiselle Jaqneline sat before the
fire, embroidering s wonderful piece of
. btoej I became well acquainted with that
kind of work by-and-by. The General
it was the same . old stately man put
down a newspaper to take my card. The
yonng lady looked up with a heightened
color and expectant Jace, rising as she did
Ho, and returning my. bow with a sweep
ing, old-fashioced uouiteyy that was as ir
resistible as it was demure. Xot to neg-
' lect my opportunities, , I first mads an
opening for conversation, by requiring s
description of tbe lost bauble, in rder to
identity it '
MiioVm.iiseUe Iiochejaquelein, sid
the stiff old General, rising also, but with
as much ot a blow as the obelish could
have given, and usirgr very tolerable Eng
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M'CONNELSVILLE, OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14,
WHOLE NO. 213.
feUiT6-,. y.w . .
lish, "is the more anxious to regain her
braeulet. as it was aa heirioom--an heir
loom. - - - - - ' - - "
"That is," said a voice musical as run
ning waters, "it was lelt to -'me by my
mother. ' She used to wear it." . '.
: There was already a certain free friendli
ness in her words, although her manner
was polished and distant, as if she could
tell to me the little fact she would' have
kept from another. I have fancied since
then that, all unconsciously, . she recog
nized the affinity that existed between us,
and would have chosen words more re
served had the finder been any body but
"Maylaskyoa to describe 'this arti-
ole?" I said ftgain., , . t .. .
"A chain of graduated filigrane bends,
r gold, of course," struck in the Gener
al with military precUion, "Qaite.nnique
n beauty, and in rarity. It was wound
thiee times round the wrist Either the
finder must be an adroit thief ahem 1
beg you ten thousand pardons, monsieur
ten thousand pardons !
. "Do aot'be concerned sir. . Jfraj n-
"I would say, then that Madamoiselle
uochrjaquelem is . -
"Very careless, papa," she said sweetly.
"I confess that I do not. remember it slip
ping over my hand; I was so so mttit
with tbe play. I remember turning too,
she added, "and seeing no one seated near
who. could be considered suspicious. All
this with the charming color varying on
her cheek, as it shifted to and fro, in a
wav to drive the gazer distracted.
''Sir," I said, Madamoiselle Kochejaque-
lem is not to De blamed; although, as 1 am
the lucky finder, the -alternative leaves me
in the unpleasant predicament of your
adroit tnieu l am tortnnate in that the
accident has afforded me tbe occasion of
meeting with Gen. de Eochedaquelein, of
whose valor and distinguished actions I
have heard so much. We have some
friends in common, permit me to say:
Madame Eoeelius and Judge 'Wontner are,
I believe, both well known to you.- Iavi
happy to be able to restore the braeeU -,
But I held the beautiful chain stilL If I
passed it to the General, I should lose the
warm, touch of those little hands the
glance of these-grateful eyes; but if. ignor
ing the superior authority of the General,
I gave it to his daughter, I ran the risk n
offending him. So the General hal the
bracelet; and Jaqneline went on with her
I felt, even at that early period, that I
could serve for her as long i s the Patriarch
Jacob served for Bachel if I might be let
do it. Ine General invited me to a seat.
My notice of his valor had gratified him.
and brought the blood to a cheek as brown
and as wrinkled as a inter pear. My men
tion of tie two mutual friends we posst ag
ed in this great city, whose acquaintance
ship with himself and I we had discovered
that morning, and the name on the card I
had tendered, stamped me, in position at
least, as one not unworthy of - his friend
ship.- JUeanwhue, A Dad dose them a ser
vice: 1 must ha ve a glass of wine and a
cracker with him. The old domestic whom
they called Mpisette, served it with tbe
deference she would have paid a marquis.
I mnst do them the honor of calling again,
the General said; and he would be proud
to wait upon me at my house.
He did wait upon mo I did call and
this, happened again and again; but too
often without my seeing Jnqneline. Some
times the pretty girl -would peep in and
vanish or she would enter to serve her
father and myself with the glass of wine
and cracker, and then disappear altogether.
The time passed. I grew more intimate
at the house she less shy.
Sitting there one day with the General.
her lace-work frame standing near, wanting
its mistress, I took the opportunity of
scanrui the exquisite embroidery of leaf
and vine and Dlossom, run to not in their
white wilderness there, and, as I moved
my band with seeming carelessness, or set
ting half dozen stitches back ward.
Prenez garde r said this practical old
fellow; "you will do s mischief !" and then
he plunged back again into the advance of
his column, which he had been detailing.
I called the next morn. -g to lf-ave a book
that the General had A mired to borrow.
Mademoiselle Jaqneline was alone in the
room when I was announced by the old do
mestic, who assured me that the General
would descend now "at once." .Noisette
always treated me in ft familiar manner, as
if possibly I might aspire to ap equality
with herself, bat as if neither I nor any
other of my countrymen could ever meet
hex master and mistress on a looting. It
is a way and belief that she hag to this
day. - - - -
Mademoiselle Jaqneline s greeting cad
all its national formality, and, immediately
after I returned it, she resumed! her work
in silence. Then I saw her lips slowly be
gin to quiver, ever so little, the- corners of
her month to bury themselves in dimples
the pearls to gleam and finally she broke
out in. a merry peal or laughter, like the
hkr-hearted,. sweet child she was.
"Why did you make such a mischief in
my work ?" she said. "Why did you Bnarl
my thread, and pucker my net, and spoil
my rose !"" - 1
Perhaps because that, instead of mak
ing your escape this morning, you might
be obliged to stay and ask me why. Made
moiselle Jaqneline," was my cold answer.
Mademoiselle drew in, as it .resenting it
The dimples went away the month grew
! most teu you, monsieur, mat you are
not to touch my work, she said. Then,
after ft little silence, in which one blush
had -chased another serosa her cheek, she
went on in a lower tone. . 'I-monsieur
I sell itr
I don't Rftv the avowal did not mve ma a
shook. , I -certainly had wondered at the
installs unwearied weaving of that beauti
ful embroidery: but I had never thought of
this, ideas whined througn my mind. I
was rich; could I not bah ! it would never
have done. All to do now was to let her
see my surprise.
'And receive fabulous sums for it,
dare Bay, -mademoiselle," was -my careless
remark. 'I have s small cousin at home
who sells her water-color drawings.
It was to pot her at ease.' JJat she. be
lieved me French ideas are so different
from ours. ....
' 'And your small cousia monsieur, is
the .obliged to do so r --j- -
"She prefers it. sne says it is more
pleasant to be ft honey bee than a drone,
and has some grand financial talk about
every producer httle . or large, adding to
tbe wealth of tbe conutry."
"I add to tbe wealth of my father." said
Jaqueune, pron.tiy. -u I did not. we
should want nincti. We are poor. Your
small cousin miusieur. lives at home
at home with you, you said ?"
Yes, she helps to keep my house. She
is ft good little soul one of the alt of the
earth. Shall I bring her to see you ? You
seem to have so few friends.
Few?' she repeated, resentfully. "Bnt
I have sufficient. I have food friends.
she must paint well, monsieur
"Who? my small : cousin? Finely au
tumn leaves or holly wood. . I have ft port
folio of her ketches delicate, f.ncifnl
things, full of real geniut I shontd have
pleasure in showing them to yon.'
Thanks, monsieur, I do not care for
snch tain its.
. Now, what bad put hor out? Was it the
"small cousin?" I suppose I ought to
have said that the mother, an invalid, was
with me, too, and that both were soon go
ing, througn the small cousins mamago,
to another home.
'I beg yonr pardnn, monsieur, I would
not seem ungracious. If you will bring the
sketches, my father and I will be pleawl
to see them. ....... r .
"Ko," I said, laughing, "I shall not
trouble : you with them. .. But instead.
MadamoiiieHe Jaqneline, what do you say
to tbe opera to-night? I cams to offer yon
She held ber breath. A strange look
delight passed ovsi her face: and in the
same moment hor father entered. '"Gen
eral can I persuade you and Mademoiselle
to accept seats at the opera to-night with
me T i .
The General, who had once been in (lie
habit of conferring not receiving bene-
cts. drew nimselfup a lew' niches, -then
hesitated, and glanced at his daughter's
shining, eager. face, t -
"She is bnt a child," said be, arith a
wave of .his hand. ".Monsieur, with the
greatest pleasure.". ., ?; " '
What a pictnr she was to be en ret as she
stepped into the flare of the gaslight from
tbe door to the carriage that night I The
corner Of her shawl was Sung on het head.
A piece of her own work it was; but, nev
ertheless, lace that an the rustling dames
who swept to their places might have en
vied, as it lay on ber shoulders and en tbe
darkness of her hair like hoar-frost -It
was an old opona, doubtless familiar to
both the father and the daughter in the
bygone days of their own. tod; for, as its
melodies renewed theinsolve .now and
sixain, a look of fond intelligence wA
between them. ' Her face rippltd' with
smiles her little fan kept the measure
she was radiant with satisfaction and I
saw tbe old General himself winking and
blinking hard, that no one might fancy he
had a t -ar in his eye. '.'..
"Oh!" she cried, as we separated that
night, " how happy you have made me
It was like reading a sweet old -Story over
again. It was returning from exile it
was being back in France V
We grew to be familiar friends. When I
went to Tanley Place, Jaqneline would re
main at work in the room, now taking
a trifling part in conversation now keep
ing her pecce altogether. . .1 carried her,
one day, a basket of Frontignao grapes,
full of the sunshine of France, as I told
ter; on another day, bunches of violets
sometimes a handful of fresh, fair roses.
She was- a freakish -little ' thing,' with
a!l her pretty .moods : to-day fall
of thanks to-morrow, sarcely vouchsafing
a syllible. I began to fancy that she had
some unpleasant suspicion concerning me.
I left her at last to herself, to try the effect
of a different treatment One could but be
interested, too, in the courteous old exile
himself, so full at once of pride and of hu
mility. I ventured,' after some considera
tion, to propose myaelt to him as a pupil,
tbt I might obtain that facility of eonver
i ion in French which neither books nor
common teachers can give. He accepted
my proposal smilingly, having taken great
pains he said, to perfect himself and hu
daughter in English, with a view to this
same purpose, but never having been able
to bring his courage to the point of beg-
for pupils. I was the less astonished at
his alacrity, when he absolutely refused to
receive a penny for his lessons, declaring
that I already knew all he could impart to
me; and this he held to; was I not their
good friend? he said. . -
Kow, when 1 abandoned Mademoiselle
Jaqneline to her own devices, paying cor rt
alone to her father, my little lady became
unbroken ice. I cannot say that I disliked
tbe symptom. It melted ever so slightly,
though, one morning, when I had inci
dentally mentioned to the General that I
should that evening be at the house of Ma
dame Koselins, who gave a grand ball in
honor of her son's marriage. "
"We have the cards, also. said, the
General, with the least perceptible air in
"And will co, of course," I said.
' No, I think the word is otherwise," mid
l e. smiling in Juqueline's direction. "Ton
have been made acquainted, monsieur, with
much of our affairs. My Utile witch there
Mademoiselle Bocheirtquelein, I w old
say refuses to meet those grand ladies
who wear her handiwork, and will not go.
"1'ardon me, (jenerp.l, that deprives yon
both of a pleasure. This entertainment of
Mladame Boselius is to be charming as
fairy land. People are going wild for in
vitations. My small cousin at home can
talk of nothing else. Mademoiselle Jaqne
"She will go, then your small cousin?"
"It she had to adopt the strateeetus cf
Cinderella to arrive there 1"
I am not of her world," said little
Jaqneline, with something like sigh,
and working out ft tboru upon her vine.
which was not in the pattern.
It was to me a sufficiently stupid even
ing, that with Madame itoselius, notwith
standing the novelty and beauty of the
scene. Tbe house seemed to have been
turned into ft vast grotto, or garden ot flow
ers. The walls had festoons of roses;
panels were entertwined ' with scarlet
pomegranates and creamy aloes; tables
and mantel-pieces were mats of blos
soms; balusters and cornices were em
bedded in moss;- great exotic shrubs, dis
tilling oaor, made avenues and dim recesses
very sweet; and in place of doors there were
awinging curtains of buds and vines. The
scene was lighted by ft soft, lambent radi
ance that seemed to pour from the hearts
of the great lilies and warmer flowers that
draped the chandeliers, and suffused them
with their own tints of deepest blue, of
vivid crimson, of chancing pink: here was
one of snow-white lustre, and there one of
the purest gold. From its concealed place
amongst the flowers, faint, distant music
perpetually floated down, now and then
bursting out in ft sweet, bewildering ca
dence of harp -strings that took the breath
away,with pleasure the breath whose air
was only aiviBg fragrance, Chatterton was
"playing that night. In all the splendor and
charm of tbe placeaa room -opened into
room, lovely faces flitted by, soft voices
murmured -I mined one face, one voice
among them; and the revel, for me, lost its
' the band lor the daccin commenced.
Late in the evening ft well known touch
was laid upon my arm my cousin's. "Now
it is my turn," she said. "There are but
two waltzes belore supper, except the Ger
man, ana (gat i nance witn yorn know
wnom i -
I took her; and we began to whirl round
in the wake of many, when, happening to
raise my eyes to the doorway, a sight there
sent them spinning. ; It was the General
de Roeheiaquelin in his gaudv uniform
with its stars and decoration, with' Jaqne
line on his arm. She wore white, without
ornament; hot so much as sprig of myr
tle. The carnation, though, was on her
cheek, the light of jewels in her ayes. She
stood there like ft httle flame: ft magnifi
cent flower-spirit, with the blossoms of the
doorway s arch banging round her head.
A wrathful little spirit, though, be it said,
as sne surveyed me.
Be yon Very sure that I seeted my small
cousin quickly, and had Jaqneline on my
arm. - -
"She is very easy with you f 'It is my
tun now, l beard tier say." - -
"And now it is yours," I whispered.
The waltz .was divine. It was as if the
hidden orchestra, had kept their best till
tnen full of the pathos that all dance
mnsic has when meant to be most joyous
full, too, of delicious evolutions, winding
in and out till its ravishing tune seemed
fill the very core ot the heart. My arm
waft round Jaqneline, 'joy bead was bent to
ward ber, I felt her breath, her heart; we
swayed to the same mua'c; it quickened
and whirled ns at its will; we were
another world a wild and street and pas
sionate' world and I am sure I did not
want to come back to this one. Suddenly,
with-an imperious movement, she stood
"That will do, monsieur," she said.
"Thanks I trocble you no more." And
before I had recovered my bewildered vex
ation, Jaqueline'and her father were Loth
gone. . ,
When I saw Jacqueline the next time,
was at ber own bouse. She barely raised
ber eves at my entrance. She did not
peak; she sat there, drawing her needle
in and out; a pattern of propriety. Hook
ed a dozen timesto assure myself that this
was the damsel of that night of flowers;
that I had whispered sweet words to her;
that I had held her m my arms. It was
impossible to behove it !
A score of these little scenes these
oscillations and vibrations : to-day a sun-
beam to-morrow an icicle when, one
afternoon, jnst as I was concluding a brief
visit, tbe General was summoned to tbe
door below. 1 stood, looking, from the
window a moment not liking to go down
just then, yet exchanging no words with
mademoiselle when a pleasant utile murmur
struck my ear : Jaqneline was sinking
ro herself, as if there were not another soul
in tbe room, as though half tinder her
breath, yet with a voice as rich as that of a
Jane thrush. It was only an air from tbe
opera that we had heard together, i turned.
and going down the room, stayed before
"Tell me, mademoiselle, what :t u 1
have done to offend you?"
She looked up for a moment, intending
to be severe and dignified. But it would
not do. The hps pursed up and quivered.
and there came the old peal of laughter.
"The small cousin marries next month.
There came a blush like a crimson rose.
The head bent low m ir the embroidery,
and the ueneral came Dace again. - -
Some - days went on. Mademoiselle's
moods were variable as the weather. My
constitution would not stand it longer, and
I determined to put my fate to the test.
She still sat behind her lace-frame tike a
fixture, tracing as exquisitely m a winter's
night traces them on the pane her pattern
of fern-leaves and wild roses there. The
General bad gone out this day, and I came
in. I had been greeted with an inclination
of the head, a Bimple sentence, and then
silence. I went to the rug, and warmed
myself before the fire. She sat at the oth
er aide, one step away. But the inclination
of her head had given a finishing stroke to
the hair that loosened as she bent over her
work. Down it all came, falling round her
like a nun's vaiL She lifted her two little
hands to part it from the face, over which
a flush was streaming like an aurora; and
I stood before her. .
'How long de you imagine I shall put
up with this. Mademoiselle Jaqneline? Do
you suppose that I can li vo under a sky ao
variable this hour, June; the next. Jan
nary? Hencelorth, it is to be all summer
do you hear? I put this seal upon itr
and bending across the frame, I kissed her
red, warm mouth.
She grew as white as she had been rosy.
Her head fell forward. I thought she was
about to faint, and dashed the frame aside
to take her in my arms. But she only hid
the white face there, sobbing out: "For
give me, O monsieur forgive! I had
thought for so long that it was the
"But I told you it .was not She mar
ries the husband of her choice. She is
like my sister."
Ho reply. Only the lace hidden from
"You are a goose. Jaqneline," And the
sweet face was got to at last
Monsieur, said the General, when it was
all explained to him, after he had entered
to finj us side by side in the ruddy glow of
the evening fire, "I had once the idea that
it was yon yourself, after all, who stole my
"Well siri-and bow?"
"And now you have stolen ber heart."
The Court at Withelmshohe.
Writing fiom Wilbelmshohe, on Spt. 13,
the Times correspondent says: In the
true sense of the word. Napoleon UL has
retired into private life; he keeps his hours
of rising and sleeping as regularly as an
old pensioner at Greenwich. Tbe day after
his ai rival be was seen walking as early as
74. and ever since be has stuck to bis cus
tom of walking on the gravel paths ot the
beautiful park of course, weather permit
ting, which for the last three days has been
rather cold and rough: The Emperor's
health seems to be more impaired than any
one would judge from his appearance; in
his rooms fire is kept up all day long. In
uib waiaa me XiOiperur in nccuiupauieu uui)
by Prince Achilla Mnrat, servant follow
ing at ft long distance. Nothing is' to
be seen of either Prussian or French Po
lice,, though I saw a telegram to the
famous Pietn, late Prefect of Police of tbe
Seine Department, only this afternoon.
At the Emperor's dining-table there are
assembled about twenty persons, usually
including tbe Governor ol uassel, Graf
Monts. What feelings must besiege the
heart of the brave and gallant soldier, who
only a short time ago was decorated for
his fifty years service, when he is dining
on the right of that man whose policy has
demanded tbe lite ot his only son. from
Napoleon's behavior at table nothing
would convey tbe idea ol bis being a pris
oner; he converses freely with every one.
An officer of the Eightieth Regiment, in
command of the thirty soldiers at tbe
guard-house, had been invited to dinner
on Wednesday last On his intimating
that he understood but httle French, the
Emperor took up the conversation in Ger
man, inquiring for news in the papers.
Being informed of the than current report
that the Empress had been arrested at
the Western Riilway station in Paris
he at once replied that he was
ssessed of better and more accurate
infosmation, the Empress being quite safe
tn Belgium. . To get news and remain in
communication with his family are now.
indeed, very easy for his Ex-Maiesty. A
regular postal service, going backward and
fcrward three times ft day between uassel
and WilHamshohe, s telegraph station es
tablished in the castle itself, and tea hus
sars and orderlies axe at work to keey up
the contact with the outer world, th j noise
and rumble of which appear alfjost ex
cluded from this quiet place. Indeed,
only few people are to be seen here, most
of them being strangers. The hotel list,
to-day, enumerates more than half the
number of visitors as Americans. At twelve
o'clock, to-day, there arrived and drove up
to the palace the Duchess of Hamilton,
who, having taken up her abode at the
Grande Hotel Schombardt, called on
her Imprisoned cousin. She stayed in
the palaoe for quite an hour, when
she was conducted back to her carriage by
the Emperor himself. On her diving off.
Napoleon uncovered his head, apparently
in some emotion. Ho tb en took a walk
round tbe palace, at first accompanied
only by Dr. Ccnneaa and Gen. O'Reilly,
tut the party was afterward joined by nine
other military persons, among whom
perceived Gens. Gastlenau, the Pripce of
Moakowa, PajoL Yaubert, and Achille
Murat in his bins jacket and red panta
loons. -. The Emperor was, as usual, in his
undress uniform ft black coat, red trous
ers with black stripes, and the red cap of
General, Wearing on Ids breast tbe grand
cordon of the legion of honor and four
other orders. He walked quite slowly,
his step not reminding one in any way
of that firmness he exhibited on the even
ing of his arrival. His hands were folded
on his back and remained so- until he
returned to the palace, half an hour
after his exit. It ought to be remarked
that Dr. Uonnean did not leave his side.
though there was a continual change of the
Generals on the other side. There were
about 130 persons in attendance upon the
Emperor on his arrival, and he carried
along With him eighty-five horses, his own
Eroperty and that of his Generals; but now
e is "doing it cheaper," as the gunners
say. All his own and bis Generals' horses
have been sold but twenty-two. No ad
vertisement of the sale having appeared
the papers, very meagre attendance
buyers' bought them at low Drices a horse-
dealer, for instance, -realized in one hour's
time, bv buvine and re-oellinff. mora than
2,000 thalers. The horses being gone, many
servants became suDerflnonR. and nnarlv
fifty of them were summoned, and, after
"""OK received two months' pay in ad
TaDoej ere given to understand that
would be more for their interests if they
""' return to r ranee with a pass ofli
cially signed by the police of OasseL
n. , aa in 7 V- "u"uoreu norm nr. US.
PS w Baren street, y.ctory
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ABSENCE OF MIND.
[...] Unconscious Scotchman—Ludicrous
Search for a Horse—Blunders
[...] Clergyman—Sir Isaac Newton
[...] His Dinner—Other Queer Incidence
[Form the Troy Times.]
M -nley remarks that absent-minded-vet
i the mark of either a genius or a fooL
Wt .ling that Lord Macau ley was ft httle
too overe on one of its sides. A man's
DiiLtiruay be so intensely occupied with
lefty intuitions and inspirations that his
senaes, seemingly, are scarcely awake to
the realities of this tangible world.
A certain Scottish professor was not more
remarkable for his writing on political
economy than for bis frequent unconsci
ousness of what passed before him. His
absence ot mind was so remarkable that
his wife once wagered that she would
accost him in the street, inquire after
the health of herself and family,
und that he would not recognize her. She
actually won the wager. The professor
was once taking a solitary walk on the
banks of a canal, into which, in his ab
straction, be walked. When within a yard
of tbe center, an honest woman washing
clothes behind him bawled out, "Gome
oot, come oot, fule body, or yell be
droon'L" These warning sounds invading
the tympanum of his professional ear, had
the effect of making him turn right abont,
and forthwith i-eoover the dry land. The
good woman, concluding him to be an
idiot, sympathetically exclaimed: "Fuir
body, atweel they hae muckle to answer for
that lets ye gang yer lane."
A friend tells the following amusing in
stance of absence of mind: My grandfath
er was returning home one evening from
the hay-field, driving hia cxen before a
load of hay. He had tied an old mare,
which be had been using, to tbe cart be
hind; but happening to think of one of
her favorite tricks of pulling, he untied
ber again, and mounting, rode astride, still
driving the oxen. He fell into deep
revery, as was his wont, in which balky
mares and all other vexatious sublunary
matters were banished from his mind. But
this serene state was suddenly broken up
by his happening to think, when near
home, that he bad, when starting from the
field, tied that unruly beast to the cart
behind. Entirely forgetting the pre
caution he had afterwards ta
ken, he whirled abont only to dis
cover that she was missing from
the place; and, sapposing tbat she had
pulled loose, he rode back at full gallop in
search of tbe vixen. In the course of half
a mile he met one of his neighbors, a stut
tering fellow, to whom he called out to
know if he had seen anything of her.
Before the man had half surmounted his
t-t-t-s (perhaps from a comical expression
on his face) tbe whole truth flashed into
my grandfather's mind, and he turned back
at full speed, without waiting for a reply to
his inquiry, only exclaiming, "Let her go;
I'll not look her up." But it was too late
for him to save himself, and his neighbors
in the old Yermont village never suffered
the story to be forgotten as long as be lived
We knew of a young fellow employed in
ft store on ttiver street, who was one day
sent into the cellar to draw ft gallon of
sperm oiL Wjil. waiting, he snatched up
a piece of chalk, and in a minute was
absorbed in sketching the proprietor's pro
file. The profile on the hogshead was
capital, but hile the yeong artist was
absorbed in its pursuit, the oil pursued its
way over the cellar floor. He was informed
he would not do for a merchant, but just
now he is a first-rate New York artist
The following stories are told of the
absent-mindedness of ft clergyman of the
church of Scotland: He married rather
late in life, and the marriage tour was on
tbe continent At one ot the halting
places, Mrs. retired to the hyuienial
bower in advance of her lord, wbo sat for
a time cogitating down stairs. Presently
he came to himself, and summoning tbe
waiter, requested to be shown to his bed
room. He was of course shown to the
room to which his wife had already retired.
But he bad forgot all about matrimony and
what it involved, and recoiling from
the doorway with horror, turned
upon the waiter with angry up
braiding for showing him to bed-room
already occupied by a woman! One Sun
day morning he was dressing in his bed
room on a chair in which lay a tray con
taining half a doxun shirts, b torched with
fitting clerical stiffness. He progressed
leisurely in his dressing till he came to at
tempt fastening his waistcoat, when he
leund tbat operation impossible. - After
many ineffectual struggles, he called his
wife to his aid, wbo likewise found the
waistcoat difficulty insurmountable. She
was st a loss to explain the phenomenon,
till she happened to cast h6r eye on the
shirt tray. It was empty. The minister,
in his absence of mind, had put on the
whole half-dozen shirts, one on top of ano
ther, and it was no wonder that his waist
ooat would not button. On another occa
sion he and his wife were nnder invitation
to dine at the mansion of the laird of the
parish. The minister had been out for
long day's work, and when he came borne,
a httle late, he found his mistress already
dressed and waiting. He at once went up
stairs to make bis toilette, with strict in
junctions from his good lady to be quick.
He was so slow, however, that she got impa
tient, and went to fee what was the cause ot
the delay. Entering the bedroom she found
the worthy man placidly enjoying his first
sleep. Having undressed, it seems tbat in
his absence of mind he had taken it for
granted that the natural sequel was to go
to bed, and be lav totally oblivious oi ine
dinner-party at the lairds.
It is said ot cor isaae jxewton mat ne oi-
ten forgot to eat bis dinner, which his
housekeeper was accustomed to leave in a
closet near his study door. His head was
too much in the Heavens, to mind the
earth; so ft friend.knowisg his peculiarity,
one day slipped his dinner out of the bas
ket and ate it up. Ynen at last tbe philo
sopher came out and greeted his friend, he
asked to be excused, till be took his lunch.
On looking into the basket and finding it
gone, he simply exclaimed, much to bis
Iriend's amusement, "Oh, I forgot, I had
eaten my dinner 1
An absent-minded man, Mr. A , of
Troy, receives a letter; he knows the band-
writing be wants to read it in haste it is
already dark he strikes ft light, tears
paper and lights a lamp, but tbe letter la
gone he has need it to light the lamp.
mere is a late sirising lusuiun giyeu
of Pere Gratry, who has just been nomi
nated Director or the Academy o: fans.
One day. when going to tbe Sorbonne,
where he lecto.-ed on theology, he imag
ined he had forgotten his watch, and took
it out of bis pocket to see if he had time
to co and fetch it
It is said of JNeander, the learned lec
turer, and ecclesiastical historian of Ger
man v. that his sister had to watch him
daily, to see that he did not start to the
university with hia night-cap on, or with
his study-gown and slippers; and it was not
uncommon for bun, when moving aside
from the jostling crowd in the street, to
steD into the gutter, where be walked on
and on, seemingly unconscious wnere ne
The following? anecdote illustrates sever
al thintrs. amour others the presence of
mind of medical students, and the absence
of ditto sometimes in cabmen: A medical
student, ratnrning home late in ft cab, rec
ollected, upon finding he bad no money to
pay his fare, that he had dropped two sov
ereuras at the bottom of the cab. He told
the cabman, in an agitated manner, of his
losses, and begged of him to wait till he
got a candle to look for them. He went
intn thA ball tn look for one. but while
falling over the chairs in search of ft "luci
fer," be heard the cab go off. He ran to
ti, Annr. and. in his astonishment, saw the
cab galloping as fast as it could down the
.troot. Ha halloed, and called, and shout
ed, but the cabman was so deaf that he
could not hear him. The medical student,
lino? A VAT. went ouietlv to bod. and, instead
i of renrcftching himself for the deception
he hod practiced on the cabman, . he
laUKh9d heartily at the ingenious way in
which he had g"t home for nothing.
A story is told of a vary good elderly
gentleman, an affectionate husband and
father, who, upon a fire breaking oat in
his home, rushed across the street and
earnestly begged a friend who lived oppo
site to take care of his nightcap 1
People have been known to throw glass
and crockery out ot ft first or second floor
window in order to save it, wherl human
life and real valuables were in jeopardy.
An old servant was dragged fainting from
a house in names. When she came to, she
said, "Thank goodness, I've saved this !"
Now, what she had saved was a parlor
broom. It is not everybody who can be as
cool as the Sootcham, wbo flung himself
out of the sixth story on bearing the cry ol
" fire r When he had got half way down,
he found there was no fire at all, but seeing
a friend in the third story looking out cf
the window, said contemplatively, "Eh,
Sandy, ioon, sic s fa' as I will hae I"
A milkman on the line of the Harlem
Railroad was seen lately driving Jehu-like
with his milk-wagon on a four-miie heat,
thinking he would be too late for the
train. The villagers stared as he rushed
through the streets. The train was al
ready standing at the depot He dashed
across the track, backed up his empty wa
gon with end board out, turned around,
held up his hands and exclaimed, "By
jukes 1 I thought that Pete had put them
cans in r A four-mile race with an empty
wagon so much for the mind wandering.
Per contra Stanislaus's wife never forgot
herself in any momentary fit of enthu
siasm. She could count the clock amid his
kisser.and look to see whether the pot was
boiling with her eyes full of tears, he had
wrung lrom them by some moving story.
n hue be was listening in rapture to hsr
singing, she would break off in the middle
of a verse to ask him what she should cook
for supper; and he could never forgive ber
having once interrupted him, while she
was listening with deep emotion to his
very best sermon, to tell him not to put on
his left stocking the next morning till she
had mended it
Alpine Tragedy—Eleven Lives Lost on
Tbe Journal de Geneve gives the ac-
connt of a terrible accident on Mont Blanc:
Three travelers, an Irishman, two Ameri
cans, with three guides and five porters,
lelt Ubauionnix on Monday morning, to
arrive tbat day and sleep at the Grands-
iiuleta. 'the weather was One, but tbe
next morning there was so violent a storm
that the inhabitants of Chamounix natur
ally supposed that the travelers would have
given up the idea of an ascent of Mont
Blanc and would not have quitted the
Grand-Mulets. There was, therefore, no
disquiet respecting them in the valley.
News came, it is true, in the evening that
from the Croix de Flegere and from B re
vent tbey had been seen starting for
Mont Blano in spite of the tempest, and
that tbey had arrived upon the Dromedary's
Hump, an hour's march distant from the
summit; tbat tbey bad been seen suddenly
to collect together, and to hold fast one to
another, and then to disappear in the snow
wreaths raised by the wind. In spite of
this, however, people persisted in believ
ing that they must have sheltered them
selves against the wind in some nook or
crevice of the ice, and therefore there was
no great occasion to fear for the result
However, when the next day tbe proprietor
of the Pavilion do la Pierre-Poinlun ar
rive!, expressing his astonishment at find
ing that no one bad redsscended, people
began to have serious apprehensions re
garding the fata of the travellers. Tbe day
was too far advanced to render it possible
to make any immediate search;
but on ' the following morning, early,
thirty-two young men of the valley
went off in search of them. Unfortunate
ly the shocking weather which prevailed
prevented them from passing the pavilion
of Pierre-Pointne, situated at two hours'
journey from Chamounix. They were
obliged to retrace their steps without be
ing able to do anything. On the follow
ing day ft new attempt was
made by twelve courageous
young men; but again the rain and
the wind would not permit them to scale
the mountain. At the hour of writing
there remains no hope that these unfortu
nate people have escaped death. It is
probable that at the moment when they
were seen for tbe last time giouped to
gether on the top of the Boesta du Droma
duire, tbey were making a supreme effort
to withstand the tempest, so terrible on
those heights; that their effort was of no
avail, and that they were precipitated
together upon tha Glacier du Miage,
which spreads out on the side of the Al
lee Blanche. The traveler", were MK Co
hendal, Scotch; J. B A i and J. O. Kendall,
Americans. We have been furnished with
the names of two of the guides, Jean Bal
matek and Joseph Breton, who were well
known on account of their numerous as
censions. One oi the porters was s yonng
Garde Mobile, who, on account of being
the support of his family, was excused
from service and sent home a fsw day
previously. His father was killed some
years ago on the Grands-Mulets, by the
tailing of ft stone detached from ft rock.
This terrible drama ras produced at Cha
mounix an emotion which we shall not at
tempt to describe. The whole of the val
ley is literally In mourning."
"The Way to Dusty Death."
The summer just ending will always be
memorable as the hot summer; but iu tae
chronicles which record not meteorologi
cal facts only, but those of human life and
experience, "it will be still more character
istically marked as the summer of dust and
of disease. Les rain hai fallen here in
the lart ten weeks than in the correspond
ing ten of any other year on record ; and,
exceut in years of some terrible pestilence,
no snmmer has equaled mis m tue preva
lence of sickness and in tbe number of
In a remarkable lecture, the substance
of which was published in the Evening
Post. Professor 'UndaU last winter ex-
nlained the re'ations between "dust and
disease " so far as recent scientific investi
Rations have detected tnem. lie proved
that the air breathed in citivs always
contains ft quantity oi very fine dust, made
up of the strangest variety of matters,
the refuse of animal life, with hairs and
nalea of skin: fibres from various kinds ol
clotb; particles of stone, iron and salt; the
products of lermentotion anu oi u.acaoo,
and the perms of numberless forms of mi
croscopic fungus. All these are taken into
the lungs at each breath, and kit there;
and, whatever may be the power of vigor
nnu honlts to withstand them, their influ
ence on systems that are weak or disorder
ed must be injurious.
It may be interesting to persons who
suffer from the direct effects of the dust, or
who are necessarily exposed to the nibt
air in places where there may be malaria,
r .. . : ... t T
in know tnat ft renuirawr oi vmu wthisu
wooL racked moderately close, suts me
air and makes it perfectly pure. It is be
lieved tbat even the penetrating
malaria of vegetably decay, is ex
.indad hv such a sieve. The construction
of the respirator is of no importance; the
only thing to secure is that the air passes
through the cotton wuoi ucu.m u
breathed. Snch an instrument, if it is only
a small roll of cotton folded in hsndker
t,if and held over the nostrils, will afford
essential relief to every one who finds the
dust of the streets or of railway cars irri
tating to the throat ana inngs. -new j. r
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the blood, the Fhospborus renewa waste of
n,,rv tiaane and the Oalisaya gives a natural.
healthful tone to the digestive organs, there
by curing Djapepeia iu its various forms,
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The Weather—Hay and Wheat—The
Money Market—Business—Policy of
Country Dealers—Walsh & Hutchinson
Philip Wadsworth & Co.—Politics
—N. B. Judd—Amusements.
Chioauo, Oct. 1, 1S79- Warm weather,
abundant rains, and warm nights have been
our portion here for the. laat week. Thore
have been no sign of frost aa yet, and fall
fo ! fur rtork is remarkably good, which
will tend to reduce the price ol hay, which,
owing to the dry anmmor and short crop, ia
unusually Uii-'li. . Prime hay sells in this
market fiom $14 00 to $16.00 a ton, and timo
thy at f 18.00 to $20.00.
THE WHEAT MARKET
contiuuea to rule, and both receipts and
shipments are considerably less tban at this
season list year. There u a belief among
onantors that prices will be higher on ac
count of the war and European' complica
tion?. If war should become iteneral m Eu
rope, thure would be a marked increase in
tbe price of breadstuff, but it would bj un
wnaa to truHt to such contingencies.
THE MONEY MARKET
ia tiKbtomng, speculators are discouraged at
tlia bnk, and hive to pay 1) to 2 per cent,
on the street, but regular cnatumara in legit
imate business Had no difficulty in retting
all the accommodations they are entitled to.
is fair. Tbe larger wholesale dealers have
increased their sales over bwt year, iiut
collections are rather alow.
POLICY OF COUNTRY MERCHANTS.
It is the wisest policy fat purchasing good
for the country trade to deal with reliable
and well established houses. For such
houses attained their success and their busi
ness reputation, by eaeacitr, integrity, and
by fair and upright dealing and can be "trust
ed to giva tlie bnver an equivalent for bis
money. Among those who have earned an
honorable character and an enviable success
is the well known firm of
WALSH & HUTCHINSON, 58 & 60 LAKE STREET,
Importers and jobbers of Millirery and
S: raw ( iood.1. who, in the extent ot their
bnoinee, and the freshnaas, richness, style
aud nullity or thair rood rank among the
first in their department of trade in Chi
cago. Oae of the partners, Mr. Hutchinson,
rpent the summer in France selecting th
choicest rt ck of French good', laces, eilks,
ribbons, flowers, ft?., and tbey now offer
their co. t imers the moat attractive goods,
or tbe very latest importations at the lowest
priors. - .
Ai the season for winter clothing ap
proaches, and the country dealers visit Chi
cago to purchase their fall and winter sup
plus, they remember the old land-marks
which have never misled them, and, as nat
urally aa a duck takes to water, thry go
to tha oldest, largest, beat kaown, and moat
popular wholesale clothing store of
PHtur wadswobth A co., SI A 36 lake ST.,
where they always find, at thi lowest cash
p ices, the largest and beat selected stock of
clothing a id gnntlemeu's furnlshis goods
in Chicago. That tiiey have served the pub
lic well, their p..witi"n at the head of the
clothing trade of th Northwest, la the best
Just now, a the time for election draws
near, begins to excite attention, and the
cl iss who aro always anxious to servo the
pnbiic at tbe public expense, and to their
own personal profit always a numerous
brood m larpe cities U very'activejitiecches,
promises, and protestation will now be iu or
der till after election.
HON. N. B. JUDD,
Ex-MiniaWr to Anstria, and for two terms
now a member of Congress from this city,
l'Ub'.iL''.- a card iu butt evening's Post, de
clining, on account of tbe pressure of his
private bosinesa, to be a candidate for re-election.-
just now, are very popu'ar here. Edwin
Booth. f r three weeks pH, has filled Mc
Vickei's Theater to overflowing, rainy nights
and all, with the most select and fashionablu
sadience. His sucess has been unprece
dented. - -
At Aiken's Hnsenm, too, there hai been a
large attendance of gratified people while
ine .Ti&naiog .HHjauuus, a uie iwvuura,
bare attracted full bouses. Theatre-going,
at present, seems it be epidemic, and tho
disease grows by what it feeds on. - a.
Oodet's Lady's Book for Outober, is out in
advunee of most of its cotomporaries. It
rouUins a lite-liko engraving, entitled "The
Village Doctor," c Jlored fashion plates, an
extra sheet of embttr'dery patterns, a song
for the piano, entitled "A Little Mr hue," well
led literary, work, domestic ami editorial
lecurtmonts. The literary tleoartment
has the osnal variety of tales and poems,
and an anting charade, which will be found
valnable for parlor amnaement. Published
by L. A. Oodoy, Philadelphia. -
Thb Atlantic Mojtthlt for October has
the following table of contents: Our lurael
itisli Brethren, James Parton; Joseph and
his Fnend, part X, Btyard Taylor; Regret, a
poem, bv Celia Tbaxter; Irouy, F. 11. Hsdge,
I). D.; Oldtown Fireside Stories, CoL Eph's
Shoe bnckles. Sirs. H. B. Stowe; Speckled
Trout, John Burroughs; My Betreat, a poem;
A lierman Landlady, rt. a : u nder me tKy-
ght, a poem, by C. r. Cranch; Horns Eog-
n.h Workingmen; Justin McCarthy; Jere
miah H. Black aad Edwin M. Stanton, Henry
Viiisun: Four Jlontlia with Charles Dickens,
dnrir. his Firet Vi it to America (in lM'i.)
by bis Heetetarv; A Virginian in new Eng
land Tuirty-nve years ago. Third t'aper; The
Kew American 'fo'ar Expedition, and its
Hopes, T. B. Manrv; Reviews and Literary
Notices. Fields, Odgoo i A Cow, publishers,
Oca Yocxo Folxs for October is rich hi il
lustrations and its contents. There are rev
era) interesting stones beside the eontinutd
one entitled, "We I'uria." An article ou
How to Travel and one on drawing are in
structive. There are also several poems.
and tho Yonng Contributors department is
full and will no doubt highly delight the
yonng readers. Fields, Osgood A Co., Pub
Ev-rar Satbbdat. which is now printed on
intcd paper, seems to improve witn every
insoe in the malter of illustration. The num-
b.-r for October 1st has a full length portrait
of Victor Hugo, and a number of spirited en
gravings representing scenes in tne war in
France. The htrerary selections are exool-
lnnt, and as a whole the paper is one of the
mot attractive ot tne pictorials, ruolisned
by Fields, Oszood A Co., Bjaton.
Moose's Robal New Yobkeb for Oct. 1st
the urt-t msuo ot the last quarter of its 21st
year ia excellent in both illustrations and
reading mattr. It comprises thirty-five
separate departments and over twenty fine
engravings. Among the latter are life-like
portraits. Dy tne Dest arueis, oi nine cele
brated Trotting Horses, (including Dexter,
Ladv Thorn, Mountain Boy.EibanAileo.Oeo.
Paliiier, Ac.:) also a portrait of Gen. Taocno,
Governor of Paria, and a new humorous illus
tration of "Four Scenes in the Life of an
Emperor." A new and important toatura is
introduced In this number vis., a depart
ment entitled "Tho Pacinc Coast," edited by
the Hon. T. Hart Htatt of California. The
Rtimi. also announcer tho accession of Mr,
A. S. Ftlleu (a popular and able author.and
late one of the editors of Hearth and Home,)
to its already superior Editorial Staff. The
offer of ttie liaral for the thirteon weeks
tins n.iai-ter (Oct. to Jan.l Fuee to all who
romit J3 for next year, is, we learn.
bringing addition to its lai ge snbscnptions
from all parts ol m country, ine extraor
dinary success of this lea Hag Rural, Liter
ary and ramuv weekly is rioruy meriteu, ana
it affords us pleasure to chrouicle iis great
prosperity. Those of our readers wishing tbe
Rural for 1x71. or a specimen, should ad
dress D. D. T. ttoouE, 11 Park Row, Mew
B" tlliast Repabteb. One morning
after the campaign of Dresden, Napoleon
observed Tallvraud at his levee, aad bade
him remain, as be wished to talk privately
with him. Aftr the company had gone.
be went np to Tallyrand and Dawied
'What have yon come here for? To show
me your ingratitude ? Yon give the public
to believe tbat you belong to a party
opposition ! You think, I dare say, that
were I to die von would be President
tbe Council ot Regency. Now, mark
words. Were I so much aa dangerously
ilL the first thing I should do, would be
have you shot." Tallyrand with the grace
and quiet of ft courtier who had just
new favors, bowed low and respect
fully aa he replied : ' I did not require.
sire, such a warning to address most fer
vent prayers ' to Heaves to vouchsafe
health and hong life to yonr Majesty."
Hcrltct ft Edm all's, leading wholesale
druggists of the Northwest, corner Lak(
' street an d Wabash arenne. Chicago,
Ms. Bowies plays at Buffalo next week. "
Berlioz's "Requiem," is to be peform-
ed during the season at Leipsic. . , , , . t .
Ulle. Pbevost-Pasadol is living in the
family of M. Thiers.
Johr B. Go wis las engaged to lecturer
three times in Boston before the close of .
Attobmbt-GembbaI) Aokkbxabt has re- '
turned to Washington, much enfeebled by
his recent illness.
' Mxmmt Haucx is ringing the part of Zer- '
Una in- Mozart's "Den Juan" at th Vienna .
Tax French Republic must have been an "
old acquaintance of President Grant' ha
recognised it at once.
- Thb first Nillsson concerts in Boston are
advertised to be given in Husie Hall No- '
vember 4th, 5th and 7th. ,
Mb. Chabt.es E. School, of the Evening
Star, was married last Wednesday to Miss
Caroline McCaffrey, of Washington.. . . ;
8arHEXtniNB is writing a drama, "Both- . .
well," in which Elizabeth is the principal
figure. ' .'.-".
Richard Waoxbb, the oom poser, was
married on the 25th of Aagust to the wife
of Hans von Bulow.
Msbbhat. O RobIbts has got tired of
holding mortgage on the Fourteenth
street Theatre, New York, and intends "
foreclosing. . ' ,
Thb only bob of the Prussian Cabinet
minister. Yon Itzonplitz, was killed at the
battle of Mars-la-Tour.
A BiDicuLorjs story is going round that t ,
Mrs, Bergh bad ft young women arrested
the other day for beating an egg. "
Moaars Babstow, Ripley county, (In-, .
diana) youth, challenges any man or boy
in the state to aa "eating match," for $200 -a
side. . j
Elizabeth Cadt 8tastos is the candi
date of The Ro volution for the next vice
president of the United States.
Hrss Eats Field has returned to her
home hi Boston, where she is preparing
for tbe coming lecture season. -
Thebb were over 3,000 invitations to the
grand ball given recently at San Francisco. .
in honor of Generals Sherman and Sco-
B. J. Lako, the Boston organist, having .
returned from Europe, resumed his posi
tion on Sunday, as organist ofK E. Hale's
Thb venerable Charles Tappan, of ,
Boston, who is over eighty years of age,
has just returned from a tour of Europe. -
Gsosuia F. HoroHTow, President cf the- :
Vermont Historical Society, died of appo
plexy at St. Albans, a few days since. '
Representative Sydney Clark, of KaO.
Baa, who recently failed of ft renomination.
will try to succeed xtoss as Senator.
NrxjsoiTs lost diamond pin has been re- -
eovared, A young man in ft female die-; ;
guise returned it to her mauager and re
ceived $250 reward
Hbnbt Kxtb, Iregident of the Virmons -
Central Railroad, and a prominent, citizen
of that state, died at Newbury on' Satur
day, tie was sixty-six years old.
Elukoeb, the "heroic tenor" (Udden-
tenar) at the National Theatre of Festh has
just celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversa- -
ry ol bis heroic-tenono career.
Is spite of his father's will, it is report
ed that Washington Nathan is engaged to
be married to a Christian lady of. Cincin
nati. Ccbhodobb Wobdrtt, Superintendent of '
the Annapoils Naval Academy, is in Wash-
ington, organising the corps of instructors
for the coming year. -
Thebb ia ft rumor that Gen. McCIellan -
is to have milliUry command. CoL
Clark, of the famous New York Seventh '
regiment, will resign in his favor. : '
Cobbbltcb Wendell, . formerly eon ere. -..
atonal printer, has been for some days sen-
usly ill at the house of Oscar Edwards in
Northampton, but is now improving. . . .
Miss Libia. Abxstroho, of Grant conn- .
ty. Lad., advertises tor a husband." "Mon- '
ey," she says, "is no object, bnt he must .
be healthy and willing to work.
Frtvatb Ebausb, the Prussian soldier
who killed the first French soldier in th
war, was himself killed at the battle -of '
WaL Apabts, who was, a dozen years ara,.
Mayor of Alleghany City, Pa., was arrest- .
ed last week on the charge of passing coun
Thb Russian aunister, now visiting the
Eastern States says the Russian Prince
mperial contemplates a visit to the United
States next spring.
Thb council of the Roval Academy have
resolved on placing bust of tha hue Mr. .-
Maclise In their ball. The commission
for its execution has been entrusted to Mr.
Johs H. Asthok, Masonic Grand Master -
of the state, on Friday dedicated ft new
lodgeroom for the Shekomeka. Lodge- of'
Freemasons at Washington Hollow, Datcn--.
a county Mew xork.
Detroit has just named' one' of its
streets ''Napoleon, and the eurious fact
has been discovered that two-thirds of the
people hving on the street are Germans. '
tub newspapers wrucn tne jbi-jumperor
Napoleon ordered to be ' sent him in his -present
retirement are tha Times, Figaro, :
and Constitutionei They are to be ad- .
dressed to M. Fetrie, at CasseL '
Thb Bishoprio of Sierra Leone, vacant
by the resignation of the xtev. Dr. Beck-. .
lea, has been conferred by Lord Kinberley
upon the itev. Henry Cbeetham, UL. A.,
vicar of Quarndon, near Derby.
Johs MxufAnt, of Nashville, Tenn., has
invented ft folding school-desk, which ean
be set np in any snaps to suit tbe size and. -physical
condition of the boy studying
Wa understand that Mr. E. L. Daven- i
port has leased the Chestnut Street Thea
tre, and win assume us management or it
at onca. Among others. Mile. Janauschek
will begin an engagement October 31st,
W. M. Potter has resigned the editorial '
management of tbe Saratocian..- Colonel .
David F. Richis is to take his place as edi
tor, while his former partner, B. F. Jud- '
son, has purchased his half interest in tho ,
paper. rati xtaiians oi aietnpuis neiu a mans --
meeting oa Saturday night, which was ;
largely attended. A dis paten was sent to
King Victor Emmanuel, congratulating
him on the liberation of Rome and on .
As English antiquarian has discovered ft -
series of documents that reveal the long-
hidden mystery of the Globe and Black
friars' theaters, and show that Shakspearo
as never proprietor in either of them. -Thb
greatest flight of wild pigeons that
has been known in tbe memory of the old
est inhabitants in tha vicinity is now oo
earring in New Hampshire. Forty-three
flocks were con tea passing over .ora
mouth in one hour. One person in Elliot
killed 60 at one shot, and several others
have killed during one day from 100 to 200
Ait old negro woman, in accounting for ,
lack of discipline among youngsters, in
sists that it is because their motners wear
gaiters. "Yon see, when we wore low -shoes,
and the ohilun wanted whippin,' wo
just took off shoe mighty quick, and guv '
em good spankin, out now, now s a
body to get ft gaiter off in time? So tbe
ohilun gets no whipping at all now-ft-days."
Opke fan means friendship, shot close.
the opposite half open, an invitation to
conversation; touching the lips with the
top of the fan, an assurance of secrecy and
confidence; waving tha fan to the right
have no fear." to the left, "somebody is
watching eovaring the face with tho fan.
"I understand;" lowering the fan below
the face. "I don't undoetand; touching the
forehead, "yes;" waving it briskly, "no,--opening
and shutting tho fan slowly, yon
must havo time to consider;" quickly
Shuddebtso wife of Charlie's bosora:
"Promise me, Charlie, dear, O promiseme,
that youll never go and let yourself be
organized into soldier! and that if ever
tho enemy wants to eome and take Eng
land, yo and I and Mand and baby will
to other climes, and let him!" His mother-in-law;
"Don't talk such unwomanly
nonsense, Matilda! Why, if ever the for
eign invader dared to set his foot on Bnt
ish ground, it would bo some compensa
tion, it least, to me, to know that my ho,
band was among tho very first to confront
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