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TUSCUMHIA, MO., .THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1880.
VOL. II. NO. 11.
Osage Valley Banner.
HIIERB IS TllEJSUUMKR UOKE1
' Wttnnw, O whrrn 1 thn" amnrnnr ftmor
Korlhn amniiinr la gviio to-is j
1 heird thnrrleknts m early ilawn
Iti Inn tnt-a-low n'! far away,
Tim north liil lurm up llin fonsst lonvn,
Tun trtot la liruwn on the lawitt
Them". a UHMimf id nlith at thn eotlug oavosi
U where ij tho miiiiuivr gone!
WhTf In thn amnrnnr anna, mjr ilrar?
Wo lfiiitrnt to nnjor It ao:
Wo nvn l.i It friniina a wlftifiil lour
In llin 11111" of thn mnltlnsf .now.
Mv wnul1 ellriih thn hill of emnmM crrrn,
Wo wmiM vr-rt Inn "HO at It" itawti:
Jim, OIkiw Imnf the mouth kave bcsen.
An ! now thu auiiiiuur is (roilo.
Whr In tlm mnntir J.inrf O Oorl,
I bar kiiw hrr ail fhnrw a (tower,
I hmn rt a inomntit n,,n thn ami,
I liavn f(t thr auti.hinn o hour:
hw inn ! t. tinurn nn-1 th tlnwiir ilnat,
A the itiil'l. n litfhl with trawii;
Thn f T-oiOa til niititiiiu nm m iny bcatl;
ff wnere is trie timmt-r trine r
Whnr I. thn autnmnr rnn?T-nltit
I hnm m n hollow aoiiinl In too air,
Tli' frosty Mar hnm a wintry HkIiI,
Them's a spirit step on thn atnlr.
Hsra, a tmhy Iniiirh till'! nri iu- oar
Whnre the oritil nnl flnrkie'., j-iwn.
lint til rtr-nin In iliill l lijr it ti urn in if tear:
t WUtTtt m tlio aoiiunvr gone?
V'hnrn l thn ummr-r ronn at lt?
When !h whirlins I' kvm nr. iloit.1:
nl tliC ni.tlinir tl twor lforu U tiliul
Thi'lr fniri'ii iH-tuli tiK;
. WlMti tri-r. nr Iimiv Hn-t hill" itrfl briiwn,
hnti wtornn ri .t thn ilnwnt
M'bt-n thn finiiwi'rviwiHHi ticwt loni lowlr
Then r l tho nunimor nttof
1'h- .unimrr l irmo thn mrro of Hifht,
'Itu' tl'iwtim Iihvi mn t riini,
Thi UiikIi nf vmiiti til miinhoial'it ntlvlit
jviwit hih ntih to knii,
Tt" n turn, tt hnrlti, tutlit wnltlnif inn;
Thou turn, l !iil. to thn dwn;
)n thn it lent limil nil rlaya arn on.
Ami thnrn'a wnrn tha fcummnr In rinn.
A. X. H'unfcii, tn lic liochttur i.'iii9 Kd-)rca.
DIE FKEM'II CROWS DIAMONDS.
A riiETTr i!ioo ( ni-ws oomt to u
from Franc;. M. Tnrjut, thn Minintwr
who hsj) charu of tho Utspartniwit of
tho Kiue Aru, t)rtjKwtt to turn to m
count tho jiiwvils of the Frnob crown
for tlio iiuTeivti of the jniblio collection'
of paintings atnl mvilpnimii.
- liw plan i to ilividti tlieso jowol inlo
tliri-o I'l&Msti. Tho firnt clavt, which
will iiicUitia all the jitwela hftrlnj; ail
liihlorirnl lnUjrimt, h wishiM to tlojMjit
at tho .Museum of tho Jouvro, open to
tho Insiicotion of tho public Tho foc
otul vlnst will comprLte tha -ti'
which hnvo ft valuo ft miiiornloii-nl
pt'trimons, nni! tlirsoho dt'ilre to hnvo
doNMiU'(l Ht tho Muacum if Minnn. 'J'ho
thirj class, which in much tlio most
piutH'i'otiM, cootiUta of thu jowola which
havo wiily a oim:nt-rc.Ul valnu. Thoie
he propone to sell at pulilin auction,
anil invent the procomli for tho annual
purchase of works of art, Kvery r:i
tioiial being in Franco approves thin ex
fellent schemo, and there is rniiHon to
believe that it will be adoptvd by tho
The rrowa jewels of Franco werit re
B'rwnod for centuries, and it was
thou-rht to bo a jrront concession to the
f'plo when, in 1781, the gallery in
w hich they were kept wa opened to
visitors onoo a month. Before that
time, it was a sort of distinction in
France to have been allowed to inspect
that wonderful collection, and even aft
erwards it was not an easy matter to be
one of tho crowd of monthly visitors.
From an inventory taken in 17ft
(whioh employed twelve men three
months), we learn that the collection
comprised the following gems: U.547
diamonds; OV.i pearls; 2M rubies, of
which 115 were not mounted; CS to
pazes not mounted; IM emeralds, of
which l.W were not mounted; 131 sap
phire not wiounted; and a large num
ber of other gems of various values and
colors. The jewels were arranged in
(ilevuu cases of large size, in aiiohaway
as to exhibit their splendors to the
Among the diamonds there were four
which were celebrated throughout tho
world, each of w hich had a history.
First, thero was the Itegent, brought
from India early in the last century by
Thomas I'ilt. and sold in 1717 to the
Regent ( Franoe, the Duke of Orleans,
for 100,000, It weighs a little over
I'M carats; and although notthe largest,
It is considered tho Jinest diamond in
existence. The Dukede St. Simon, who
xrsuadel the Uegent to buy it, describes
it thus in his Memoirs:
"It is of thn Bizo of a Queen Claude
plum, of a form almost round, of a
thickness proKrt!oned to its volume,
pcrf.icily while, free from every spot,
shade and Haw, of an admirable wr.lv.
atul it weighs more than five huudrod
SU Simon adds:
' I applaud myself much for having
Induced the Regent to make so illus
Irioiu a purchase."
.It is, indeed, a most bpautful object.
The reader iuny be amused wi'.u tho
argumeuu used by SU Simon to per
suade iho Hegeut to buy the diamond.
When it wu offered for sale, in 1717,
tlio finance of the French (iovernment
wwe in great disortfer. The Kftgont,
tlwaiuh fio coveted the possession of
the jewel for the crown, was dismayed
at the price, and refused to buy it; as
tho King of Kngland had dono for the
same reason. No one could look at it
without wishing to nut it in his pocket
and earry it home; but two millious of
fratfes was a very large sum io those
limns, not lea, I think, in purchasing
lower, than tho sanui number of our
gold dollars of to-day. The Kin? of
trance then wa louis XV., a little boy
even years old, and not very robust.
K. Simon, however, saw tho child with
tho eyes of a Iukn of the old r;iinc,
and ho rea-nmcd thus;
"I agreed with Law (who also advised
the purchase) that it did not become the
grandeur of the King of France to
allow himself to be frusir.Vod by thu
pike of nn object which w:w unioun in
tho world, and inestimable; and that
the greater tho minilicr of potentate
wHrrhad not direi to tMnK" of it, the
more we ought to beware of letting it.
eseapo ns. 1'ho Ki-gont feared to be
blamed fur making a purchase so con
siderablo at a time when wo could
carci'ly meet necessities tho mot
pressing, and when we were obliged to
leave so many people unpaid. 1 praised
this sentiment; but I told him tli il ho
ought not to act for the greatest King in
Kuiiipe as he would br a private n
dividual. 1 was his duty to consider
the honor of tlw crown, and not permit
the chano to escape tif procuring a
diainoud without j.r'.ce, which ob
literated those ei all Kuropo. 1 main
tained that it would bo a glory for his
regency which would last forever."
lie said, also, that the finances were
in so bad a condition that two or three
million francs more or less would make
no difference. He prevailed at length,
although tho Itegent was obliged to buy
the t'oiu on credit uud give the mer
chant a pledge of two million francs'
worth of mii iller crown jewels until the
price was paid. The prediction of the
ItakedoSl. Simon, that the Herein
would be reuieinliered chiefly through
the purchase of the jewel, appears to
have como true. The fact that this
splendid object is called the Itegent
does more to perpetuate his memory
than any other act of his careless and
bad adminif.tratioii. 1'i-ople in general
would scarcely know that France had
ever had I'egent but for the diamond, j
which to this day retains its rank as
tho finest jewel in the world.
Another of the great diamonds was
called the S.tncy. It resembled a pen- I
diilum iu form, was very pure and I
brilliant, weighed thirty-three carats,
and wt Tattled at two hundred thou- j
sand dollars. Another was styled tlio
Mirror of f'ortugal, oblong in shape, 1
extremely white and clear, weighing J
twenty-one carats, and was valued at
fifty thousand dollars. The fourth in j
value, called the Tithe of Mazarin, was j
sipiare in form with rounded edges, j
Biiuiiuniiy oiai.iani, wciiuux nimccu
carats, and worth ten thousand dollars.
There were also soma wonderful pe n is
and rubies. Tho niot noted jiearl
weighed twenty-seven carats ami was
valued at forty thousand dollars; and
thero was a necklace of twenty-live
pearls, valued at two hundred thousand
dollar. A ruby of lifty-sis carat and
another ot twenty-two were greatly ad
mired; not to speak of a bewildering
number of very tine gems of less im
portance. Such were the crown jewels of Franco
in 17'Jl, the last year of the ancient
monarch v. They were many thousands
in nuiulier and were estimated to bo
worth two hundred millions of francs.
In that year of excitement and terror
the revolutionary party were already
beginning to think of utilizing those
glittering treasures, and were ipiito do
teruiincd that the King and his Austrian
wife should not carry thoui oil'. Tho
royal jewels were much iu people's
minds in those terrible days, and there
wero rumors ntloat of tho arrest of
fugitives with trunks full of gems, and
of boats floating down tho Seme loaded
with the most magnificent diamonds.
It was, indeed, tune to look nftcrlheso
treasures. During tho day of riot and
confusion following the tenth of August,
17tJJ, when all authority w;is suspended,
the whole crowd of pickpockets,
burglars and tramps of riirissurrounded
the Repository where they wero kept,
and stolo nearly every jewel of any
value. When order was restored, this
wonderful collection had nearly tlisaji-
Iieared; the few smaller stones left
leing worth about forty thousand dol
lars. Proclamation was made, and pro
ceedings were instituted. Iu tho courao
of thai year, about a million francs'
worth wero recovered by the police;
and, four years after, the superb Regent
was found, as it is said, buried iu tho
beam of iiie attic, of an old house in
l'aris. At loust it was recovered by a
noted detective, who whs aftarward
promoted to be Chief of Police. Such a
diamond would havo been of no valuo
whatever to a thief, as it was a familiar
object to every person in the world
able to buy it.
During the ruign of Napoleon, tlio
Regent was inserted in the end of the
hilt of his sword of Stato. Upon his
return from Flba, Louis XVIII. carried
off tho crown jewels, but brought them
bAck again after Waterloo. The valuo
of the collection at tho present mo
ment, according to the estimate of M.
Turquet, is about four millions ot dol
lars; of which he proposes to sell six
hundred thousand dollars' worth. This
lurge sum well invested will yield about
twenty thousand dollars a year for tho
purchuse of works of art.
A curious eireiintst anno is that most
of the fifty-nine sapphires which dm.
orated tho crown worn bv Louis XVIII.
and t'liarief X. have been discovered
to bo false. One of the ancient crowns,
which is to bo preserved for iu historic
InUirest. is commised of five thousand
fivo hundred gems, and there is a
sword which Is deooratud with l.ftfij
geins.-Wnnli!. 1'arton,' i iv. )'. ledger.
TERSOXAL AMM tTERARY.
Am American, Miss .larkness, has
won the long-kawed for-iza fnf ptntj.
rttioiS' 'do tha Violin, at the l'aris Con
servatory.1 lltaBLr tho ol lostvpnpy tho Ri
ble in this country is owned by William
V. Clay, of Camden, N. J. It was pub
lished in Jjondon in ITmH.
1'ui;knk ScHL'vtKit' s "Lifeof Peter iho
(Jreat," will be simultaneously published
iu live different countries immediately
after its completion iu magazine form.
.Ii:t.ns Veksk, tho noveli-t. hasnade
$.',)0,(t(J from his writings. He is fifty
one years old, enjoys good health, and
works as hard as if ho hadn't a cent
.foiix DKir.irr. tho great Knglish
statesman, has so great an admiration
for Milton's writings that he carries
with him wherever he gone a copy of
Tun City of Caen is enjoying an ex
hibition of rare books printed in Nor
mandy. atTansrod in celebration of tho
four hundredth anniversary of the in
troduction of the art into the city.
JosKi'H Pakuv, of the University Col
lege of Wales, has composed a Welsh
opera called " IHodvven, or tho White
Flower," which is to be produced in
Cleveland nud Cincinnati this mouth.
Jamks Ki.sski.l Lowki.l, says tho
Liin don Vanity fair, "is a learned,
kindly, strong, pleasant, honest man.
1I writes with great quickness and fa
cility, nnd always with great correct
ness, that Knglish language of which ho
is so nroud and so fond; and ho is per
sonally altogether ouo ot tho most de
lightful of men."
The Rradford (Yorkshire) Observer
says that Adelaide Neilson, while nur
sery maid at Mrs. i'adgett's. Hawkhill,
(iiiHoler", ' f n that county,' w:n most at
tentive to hor duties, and very active,
never requiring prompting in anything.
In her spare time she learnod accurate
ly passages from Shakespeare. So de
termined was she to go on the stage an
intention idiu otten Htuiotince.l to the
family alio served that one evening
niter leaving her employment at tlio
usual hour she started for London. She
slept tho first night under the trees in
llydo Park, aud subsequently got work,
iu answer to an advertisement, as a
PniiKtE chickens are game to the
Does a person become atone blind
who is petrified with astouishment?
A WA.il says of a toper: His nose has
passed the rubicund. Chicago Tribune
1'akaiioxicai.: The person who wish
es to Ktay in this world will avoid the
deadly corset. Boalttn Courier,
Almost time for husking beos. Itha
ca Journal. We'd just like to see you
husk a bee onee. N. Y. Uruphic.
" Yoi; can't play that on me!" said
tho piano to tlio amateur who broke
down ou a dillicult piece of music. A'.
Mr. who has ridden In a country
stagocoacli knows how cream feed
when it Is being churned Into butter.
Tun: UK are hundreds of entertaining
writers who would bo good historians
if they did not know sjoiiiany things
that havo never happened. S. O.
A Calikokxia woman seven foet tall
and weighing two hundred pounds
broke her heart for love sal-a little runt
of a man, wearing number four boots
and leading a poodlo by a chain.
What is meant by the power be
hind the throuoP" asked tho teacher.
" Tho aco," replied tho smart, bad bov,
" which is greater than the king." i
S. The s. b. b. stayed in after school.
Evkv a deacon won't say grace when
he steps into a railway eating house.
I'l knows that it, would be asking too
much to request that he be made thank
ful for anything he wilt got there.
That Spanish baby over which such
a great fuss was raised is pug-nosodand
almond-eyed, and wo can't help but
feel glad on't Ono babv ought to be
as good as another tha world over.
Detroit free lres.
" IxQotKKit" asks: "Is the Great
F.astorn the largest vessel ever built?"
Au impression lias got abroad that she
is, but such is not tho case. The May
flower, in which tho Pilgrim fathers
came to this country, was the largest
ship that ever plowed tho waters. The
old furniture scattered over this coun
try brought over by the Mayflower
would till tho t iroal Eastern a dozen
times or more. Sorristown JJeraiL
Knew My Roy Dill!
As TKR overland express was suort
in;thtoti;h Alamnd i yesterday, on its
way to New York, tho engineer sudden
ly whistlo 1 down brakes, the conductor
frantically shouted and jerked the signal
bn. an I with many u jar and squeak
the loug lino of cars was brought to a
The oatiM of this "sudden fetchup"
Was a fat old lady with a red faee anil
a green parasol, who hail planted her
self squarely in front of tlio engine, and
was making the nxmi franl c signals for
tt tonati.se? i- ' '
" What's tho matter? Anything on
the track?" said tho engineer, excitedly.
" Is ot lung but mo, said the old lady,
" Has thero been a smash up? Is
there there a drawbridge openi''
'1 lift poke fun at mo, young man.
I want to see tho proprietor."
"The man who runs this thing tho
captain or whatever you call him."
" What do you want with the con
ductor?'1 " None, of your business. I want to
oo the head man tho boss nnd to
"Well, ma'am." said that function
ary, running up, watch in hand, what's
lip? What can I do for vou?"
"You go through Chicago, don't
" Why, of course. What of it?"
" Know mv son Rill Bill Skiudorson
" No. For Heaven's sake get off the
track, you old
"Don't sass mo. yon red-nosed goril
la, or I'll inform on you. Deary mo, I
thought everybody know my boy Rill
i imminent man there runs tho biggest
ruit stand in town, and hands off, you
rascal. Don't dare to tech nns.. I'll
move when I'm good and ready."
"Well, hurry up. What "do you
"Oh! thought you'd change yor tune.
Well, I wish vou' it just stop over a day
or two at Chica"o and look up Rill and
tell hltn that liisf.i Mariah Jane's jan
dcrs have kinder worked round into tits
and there's more hopes. She's sorter"
."Sutrt bur up, J umn v!" yollod the
furious conductor; and if tho old lady
hadn't hustled up her skirts and
humped herself, she would havo had a
first-class case of damages ngaiust the
company. After that she stood apo
plectic, with rage, shaking her parasol
at tho disappearing train, and announc
ing hor determination to go right over
"and scj Oovernor Standard tho very
minute tho dishes wero washed." San
Thero are few parents who are not
willing to givo their sons a start in life,
if they can to set them up iu business,
to brood and foster their pecuuiary in
terests until they can managu for them
selves. Rut most parents seem to feel
that when daughters havo linished their
education and become of ago there is
little morn to bo done for them. They
must marry or become domestic
drudges, or mere stay-at homes, looking
for no wage for services rondored, and
uot expected to render any statud serv
ices or to receive any fixed or regular
income. If they prefer to set up for
themselves they must enter upon some
occupation which is likely to afford
thorn a present support, without any
outlook for the future other than a life
long hand-to-hand strugglo for dally
Now, there are a great many girls
who are eagerly looting toward the
professions open and opening to wom
en, and longing to enter upon fields of
activity ami enterprise for which they
seem to themselves peculiarly titled. A
young woman who aspires to a placo as
a lawyer, a physician or a writer, and
expects to attain it by her own unaided
efforta, has a long and weary way to
make before she can reach her goal. If
she will only teach, or learn teleg
raphy or somo other trade which
requires comparatively short prep
aration, or is supposed to do so.
aud easily yields a living, it is all well
enough. ; What is the use ot bestowing
elaborate training upon a young woinau
In art anu science or literature or meat
icine or tho law, when in a fow years,
more or loss, she will in all probability
marry and go to housekeeplnrP To
reply immediately. If sho marvies, hor
training in art will euablo her to make
hor home beautiful, her training In
science to make her home healthful,
her training iu literature to keep her
iroin giotillg into mo inert) uouiuauu
tlrudire, her training In medicine to
rear her children with bygicnio wis
dom, her training In law to manage hor
affairs with discretion, and to be her
own lawyer In case of her husband's
death, jtoes not tho success of a man
depend as much ou his wife as on him
self? A man married but not mated
cannot achieve the full, rounded, per
fect success that is possible to him
whose wifo is his companion and equal.
Kvery talent, accomplishment, capabil
ity sue possesses is so much capital
for liar In the marriage partnership.
and many a woman is compelled to
draw on this capital for resources
during her husband's life and to de
pend upon it entirely iu tho event of
If girls wont trained to depend upon
themselves for supjxirt. ami wero "not
socially compelled into ineligible mar
riages, tho number of unhappy mis
called homes would be greatly dimin
ished. If girls were permitted to chooso
their profession, and occupations as'
boys are, and aided in doing so as many
boy, are, the, title fit. -void maids" '
would oot cnao to bo hny moro of ay
stigma than that of "old bachelor" is.
And the number of purjoeloss, mor
bid, sitdvly, sour. Rclllsh women would
be vastly diminished. No human being
can remain normally healthful ami yet
live n purposeless, idle, unoccupied
life. Our girls should bo encouraged
and aided to bo and to do whatever
their native instincts and talents qualify
them to do. The young woman who
aspires to a position in thu art world
r-hotild have every facility given her for
attaining it. She who espouses litera
ture should be encouraged to do rote
herself to literature. And women who
have courage and perseverance and
laitli m themselves are well worth help
ing because thev will not rest till tho
goal of their ambition is won, no matter
what dithctulios or discouragements
stand in tho way.
As cases directly in point wo givo two
or three right out of the Home Inter
ests family, showing in turu tho right
way and tho wrong way of treating up
grown girls. Some timo siucc a West
ern mother wrote us that her daughter
had a passion for modeling, and that
she aud her husband were disposed,
subject to our advice, to aid their
daughter's high ambition. The case as
stated was clearly promising and orders
vere sent to this city for models and
primary instructions. " Tho next, vear
the daughter was ready for New lork,
and entered a sttrflo here where she
has done such good work that her mas
ter, a sculptor of reputation, writes us,
" Sho has a great deal of talent, and if
she progresses as sho did last season
will mako her mark."
Another daughter of Western parents,
aud of the name ago, has for years
cherished honorable aspirations toward
the profession of literature, but her pa
rents, amply well-to-do, insist that sho
shall enter immediately on the lifo of
a teacher, and make good at onco tho
investment) they havo made in her im
perfect education. It matters not that
the peculiar strains of tho schoolroom
make her an invalid for mouths aftor
leaving it, or that tho whole beut of her
mind is in another direction. They
will neither give her time nor sympathy
in her chosen vocation. Is tliis wiso.
just, reasonable? Rut cveu they are,
wiserthan another parent who wouldn't
lot his daughters after they left school
do anything toward making themselves
au occupation, toward choosing a life
work, even toward perfecting ttie edu
cation they had received, but has loft
them purposeless, objectless and love
less. If a girl is poor she needs of all
things to be aided to do what sho can
do best, and at the same time be hap
piest in doing. If sho is rich she niust
have an object to devote herself to aud
bestow herself upon, or she becomes
morbid, spiritless, selfish and inane. ,
At 1. Tribun.;.
A Sharp Roy.
At a late hour Friday night the po
lice found a boy about ten years old
siding ou tliesteos of the City Hall,
and when ho had been stirred up he ex
plained: "My name's Johnny Stewart, and I
live near Grass Lake. The folks went
home last night aud left mo on tho Fair
(irounds without a cent. That's just
tho sort of man dad is. If we don't
keep tight to his heels all the time
he'll leave us in a atrango town dead
"And now what will you do?'
"I'll mako the old man sick."
"Never you mind. Tve got a"plan
laid to fix him forgoing back on mo."
He walked down to the Central Sta
tion and slept iu an arrn-chair the rest
of tho night. At an early hour in the
morniug he walked into the American
Express Office and asked:
Do vou run to Grass Lake?"
"Then nhip me there C. O. P."
Aftor a fow inquiries bo was accepted
and duly tagged, aud when tho wagons
went down ho was among tho parcels
to bo carefully handled. To an In
quirer at tho depot he answered:
"Dad is counted thn sharpest man In
our county on a horse trade, but 1
guess he isn't a great ways ahead of run
on this transaction." Detroit t'ret
Tue Finglish language i very com
prehensive, but the language used by
tho natives of FiulaiH has more of tho
real Finnish to it.
w a f 1 1
It a Hungarian shanty !n Fayette
County, Fa., a birth, a death, and a
marriage, occurred, all at the naintj
v -'"row, ,.