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VOL. XII. BENNETTS VILLE. S. C., MAY ll, 1887. NO. 22.
Talkln? I? Their 8lcr-n.
"You think 1 um dead,"
Tin) npplo tree said,
M i)oonu?? I huvo never a loaf to show
Jiecnuao I stoop,
And TD y branches droop,
Amt (ho ?lull grey mouses over tao grow !
i'm rd! lillvo in trunk und shoot;
Tho buds of next May
I fold away
Hui 1 pity tho withered grda? at my root."
"You lld uk I nm doad,"
Tho quick grass said,
"licoauao I havo parted with stem and
lint under t ho ground
I nm Barn and sound,
Willi tho snow's thick bltuikot over mo
Vin all ulive, and ready to shoot,
tthould tho Spring of tho Year
Como danobig hero
HUI ! pity tho dower without branch or
"You ihii??c i am dead,"
A soft voico said,
" Hiv ailso not a branch or root 1 own !
I never havo died,
lint closo I hido
Ju u plumy seed that tho wind has Bown.
PtUi?ut i wait through tho long winter
You will ?eo mo nenin
1 shall laugh at you, then,
Oui o? tho eyes of a hundred flowcrfil"
"I shall charge seventy-five cents for
I hal ?Swiss muslin dross, with the
donn?es and tho lace insertion," said
Ko sa m o nd Kayfortb, as sho shook out
a whito, fluffy mass,aud pinned it deftly
on a lino which was stretched from a
.silver-birch tree lo a tall, young moun
tain-ash. "It's worth moro than that,
but fheso fashionable ladies aro so
distressingly parsimonious in their
Tho orango glow of tho sunrise was
just flinging its sheaf of reddening
arrows across tho wooded side of Spicc
berry Mountain; tho birds wero whist
ling their mating songs, and tho hidden
waters of Splcoberry Creole wore swirl
ing with merry music around tho
^gnarled treo-roots, and mos.s-coveted
boulders that obtruded themselves
av ross its current.
Tho wild clematis and rank fox-grape
vines that had wreathed themselves
picturesquely above thc deserted
charcoal-burner's cabin were fluttering
their tendrils in tho morning breeze;
and the fire of dead sticks was cracking
bravely under a hugo kettlo, whero
M iss Hay forth's second tubful of clothes
was already boiling like a witch's
For she and Clara Seton, her room
mate at collogo, had como up hero
before tho dawn had unfurled its pearly
banners, kindled their Uro and gone
bravely to work.
"Doesn't it soom ridiculous?" said
Rosamond, ns she sorted out half a
dozon or so of sheor* linen pocket
handkerchiefs, and plunged them up
and down in tho bluing-pail. "Last
night, you and I woro waltzing in thc
hall-room with those two young army
officers; this morning wo are getting
oui our wash. Just hand mo a few of
those clothos-ph)3, Clara, please I How
romance and reality do jostle ono
another in this world, to-be-sure J
These handkerchiefs will dry directly,
the sun touches thom, and then wo can
have the linos for. tho large articles.
Aro you sure tho starch . isn't lumpy,
Clara. ? Miss Cavendish is ; so very
particular about her lawn wrappers.
And how aro tho irons heating up ?"
Clara Soton, wdio had just finished
coiling tip her inky-black hali*, ?and had
transfixed it with a long shell pin,
peeped into an impromptu furnaco of.
charcoal that glowed under tho slopo of
?i prodigious rock, before which half tv
dozen flatirons were sot on end,"
' They'll bo in primo order in half an
horn,'' said she. "Do you supposo,
Uosy, they'll ho lhere to-night again ?"
"Xo. tho army ofllcors."
"Most likoly," said Rosamond, with
a clothes-pin in hor mouth, as she stood
on tipt?o to'hang a ruffled petticoat to
thc breezo. "I heard them ask Flora
Foster if wo woro staying at thc Moun
"Ob, did you? And what did sho
"She said sho believed wc were camp
ing out somowhere."
"So wo aro," said Clara, laughing.
' And sho added-tho doar gossipy
litt'c thing I-that wo wero artists, who
spent most of our timo in skotching.
There, Clara, tho clothes-lines aro full
at last. Wo'll adjourn long enough to
drink our cold coffee and cat somo
bread and milk. Oh yes I wo'ro camp
ing out- thoro can't bo any mistake
about that," sho wont on, with a laugh,
as the two girls sat down in tho shado
ol (he hazel bushes to partake of their
simple morning meal. "Hut I often
wonder what tho Mountain Houso
people- would say if they know that icc
wero tho French lau nd rosses to whom
tho landlord's wife sends their muslin
gowns and Swiss polonaises to be done
"What do wo caro ?" retorted Clara,
willi a shrug of her shoulders.
"Nothing iii tho world. But isn't, it
comical, Clara, when ono thinks back
j over it all ? JIow wo carno hero with
our ensuis and our palettes and our
color-tubes,, expecting to make our
fortunes as artists, painting woodland
scenes on birchbark, and reproducing
the stinscls on bits ol' mill-board. And
then we discovered that every farmer's
daughter in the neighborhood was doing
tho same thing, and that art was at a
hopelessdiscount. And next-you re
member ('lara-wo tried to play tho
piano for the dancing, until thc colored
fiddlers came over the mountain and
underbid us altogether. And wo hud
no money to buy our tickets back lo
thc city, nor to pay our hole', bills,
until-until - one fortunate day thc
laundress lost her temper and left at an
hour's notice, and I helped Mrs. Filch
out of her dilemma !"
"And now," said ('lara, "we are
making eight or len dollars a week."
"Out ot the wash-tub," said
Rosamond, blithely; "and boarding
ourselves. Oh, how thankful 1 am that
1 spent that long, dreary, dismal winier
with old Aunt Abigail, in a haunted
house where no help could bo induced
to slay, and then and thero learned to
wash and Iron equal to any heathen
"I believe, Rosamond," "that you
would laugh at anything."
"lint it is so ridiculous," persisted
merry Rosamond. "To think of thc
downfall that our lofty ideas bad.
From artist lo washerwoman ! From
Prussian blue and Venetian rod lo
indigo bags and starch !"
And she jumped up and ran back lo
the boiler, which was now spluttering
and bubbling like some infuriated
"It's boiling over, Clara-it's bolling
over I" sho cried, in loud, swcot
accents. "Help mc off with it --quick,
or tho clothes will bo burned.
"Allow me," spoke a calm, deep
voice; and the next moment tho kettle
was swung oft tho impromptu crane
upon the grass below, and Rosamond
Ray forth found herself face to face
with Captain Alford, tho taller and
handsomer of tho two officers willi
whom she bad waltzed tho midnight
before. While Karry Drayton, thc
younger cavalryman, advanced through
tho bushes, with his gun balanced over
bis shouldor, and thc countenance of
ono who was suro of welcome.
"So this is camp !" said he.
"Yes," said Rosamond, steeling lior
solf to the occasion; "this ls the camp !
Won't you walk in, Captain Alford t
And you, Mr. Drayton V"
"Rut I shall bo interrupting you !"
Rosamond smiled; a cheery sparkle
caine into ber soft, dark oyes.
"A little," sho owned. "Wo are
always busy at this limo of day, Clara
and I. In tho afternoon-only in thc
afternoon-you will probably seo us at
tho hotel, in our best frocks and with
our hair out of crlmping-pins.
Captain Alford glanced helplessly
"Oh, 1 seo," said he. "Hut just
boro you are-"
"Doing tho washing,'' explained
Rosamond, serenely, "Don't you sec
tho clothes on tho lines ? And wo shall
bo ironing iii an hour or two. We art
working-boos, Captain Alford,"
"Couldn't wo help?" said Hurry
Drayton, grounding arms at oner*.
"I'm afraid not !" said (.'lara reddon
"Oh, Captain Alford," cried Rosa
mond, unable longer to ropress hoi
laughter, "don't look so bewildered,
and PH toll you the beginning, tin
m kid lo and tho end of lt at once !"
"I suppose you aro doing this for s
joke," said Captain Alford; "or as ?
wager, perhaps. Ladles do sometime:
bet, as I have beard."
Rut Rosamond shook her head, stil
with tho roguish dlmplos glcainiiif
around her lips, tho diamond-sparkle:
in her oyes.
"No," said sho, "wo aro not doing i
for a joko, nor yet for a wagor. Wi
carno up boro as artists, but we soot
found that wo should starve to deatl
And she told tho wholo of her simpl
"No ono know it but Mrs. Field, tin
landlady," said sho. "Not that wo an
ashamed of it, but"-with a suddci
rising of color to hor ohcoks-"oin
doesn't Uko to bo talked about, yoi
"Ashamed I" cried tho captain. "
should think, not. Why, I ncvor sa\
such plucky girls in my life."
"You aro regular heroines," ap
plauded Mr. Drayton,
Thov sat and talked until tho bin
Blindo WS crept off tho mountain-side,
and tho trump of Hie guido's footsteps
on tho rocks warned the two ofllccrs
that it was time to set forth on their
day's expedition; and when they
vanished into tho glens, Chira and
Rosamond stood watching them.
"Por tho last time ?"said Rosamond.
"Why V" said she.
"Wliy, bemuse!" said Rosamond.
"You will see. lt's very easy to talk,
hut they will not como hack to us again.
If (here's anything a man dislikes, it is
lo see a woman strike out for herself."
"Nonsense !" said Clara.
"lt is true," nodded Rosamond,
" You will sec.
Bill her prophesies failed. The two
liunters stopped on their way hack, lo
leave sonic squirrels and a tempting
branch of wild plums at tho charcoal
cabin. The next day they strolled up
"lt's a deal jollier lip hore than it is
down at the hotel," declared Alford.
"If we shant bute you," said Dray
And so they kept coming until tho
end ol* tho season arrived, garlanded
about with still night frosts, scarlet
leaves and stealthily-dropping nuts.
"Do you know," said Alford, mourn
fully, "the regiment is ordered to Ari
zona ? And I've got lo report at head
quarters next week."
Hosainond viewed him with sympa
"ls Arizona so very bad ?" said she.
"l-l shouldn't mind it,"stammered
the young ollicer, "if you wore going
with me. Tell me, Rosa, would-would
you bo willing to go to Arizona for my
"But," faltered Rosamond, "what
would Clara say to my leaving ber,
when we've always boon in a sort of
partnership, you know V"
Captain Alford's arm stolo softly
around Miss Rayforlh's trim waist.
"But suppose you form a neto partner
ship V" said he. "As for Miss Seton
why thore's Drayton worships the vory
ground she walks on, you know,
Come I about Arizona ? It would bo
the Carden of. Eden to mo if you were
there. Won't you say yes, dear
And how Rosamond and Clara re
joiced in spirit that they had saved up
enough money from tho proceeds of
their summer campaign to buy two neat
little trousseaux !
"After all," saul Rosamond, joyfully,
"there is nothing liko being independ
"Harry says," whispered Clara, that
1 never looked so well in my lifo as
when I stood thore hanging out clothes
on tho mountain side."
"And Will declares," added Rosa
mond, "that ho foll in love with mo
when I tried to lift tho big kettle off
tho lire, and couldn't. Dear Clara,
what fortunato girls we aro I"
"And what happy girls wc are I"
Tito Suicide of Hindu Widows.
According to a writer it has been
almost a cruelty to forbid tho practice
of suttee, or tho suicido of Hindu
widows, whilo taking no steps to defend
such unfortunate persons from the
miseries to which they aro condemned
by native, social law. The theory is,
as enunciated by tho ancient Hindu
lawmaker Manu, that "a virtuous wife
ascends to beaven if, after tho decease
of her lord, she devotes herself to pious
austerity, but a widow who slights her
deceased husband by marrying again
brings disgraco on herself hero below,
and shall bo excluded from tho seat of
her lord." Boneo ho directs that sho
shall "emaciato her body by living
voluntarily on puro Howers, roots and
fruits, but let her not, whon hor lord is
deceased, overt pronounco tho name of
another man. Let ber continuo till
death forgiving all injuries, performing
harsh duties, avoiding every sensual
pleasure, and cheerfully practicing tho
incomparable rules of virtue which liavo
been followed by such women as wero
devoted to only ono husband." These
laws, though laid down nearly 2,500
years ago, aro still mercilessly enforced,
and tho lifo of a Bindii widow is, in
consequence, almost unboarable; lu
fact, many cases aro known where
death from exhaustion and starvation
follows tho attempt lo obs?rvo tho
prescribed routino of life. "For two
days of each month, for instance, she
must neither eat nor drink anything,
no matter how fecblo may holier health.
Otherwlso she loses "casta" and forc
folts tho respect and caro of hor family.
Wo advise all American widows to stay
where they ate.
All history is only tho precepto of
moral philosophy reduced into exam
Thore aro now In this country moro
han 225,000 patents for inventions.
THF} WOMEN OJ? CAPE COD.
ltcuulifiil Ci'CiiMires nt 1? and Old
(ind Hazard at 30-Tho
"If thoro was evoir a blighted raco of
women," said tv Now York gentleman,
recently returned from n visit to Capo
?o'i? "ii, ox isis in tho peninsular villages
of Massaoh assets, which dopend on
tho fisheries for tho support of their
inhabitants. Xowhero clso in all Now
England will ono seo so high an average
of femalo beauty, especially in sym
metry of form and freshness of com
plexion; but it will not take one long to
discover Unit this girlish beauty and
freshness, while unusual and unexpec
ted, is also in its duration very brief.
Tito change produced in these girls by
tho lapse of a few years is painful to
observe. Xo matronly graces aro
to be seen among them after their girl
hood days arc past. That charming
mkhllo ago of maturing womanhood,
between tho freshness and buoyancy ot
the girl of 20 and tho woman of ?15 or
-IO, is entirely absent. The heightened
color of tho cheeks is gone, the eyes are
sunken, and wear a constant look of
sadness and anxiety, (hay hair in
heads over which a score and a half of
years havo scarcely passed, and deep
lines in tacos Which should show no
traeo of ago for years to come, aro
rather tho rule than tho exception.
These women besides suffering from all
tho inevitable sorrows which fall to
woman's lot, no matter in what station
sho may bo placed, have an added
intense and perpotual sorrow all their
own. Theirs is a lifo of continual
suspense and anxiety, which is almost
certain in timo to bo embittered by an
Fair weather keeps hopo warm in
many an anxious woman's heart; tho
howling north-easter fills it with doubt
and ?despair. Constantly watching by
day, waking in tho night to listen to
sounds from tho sea; whotlior they may
bo tlie roaring of tho dreaded tempest
or merely tho moan of tho surf on tho
beach, is it any wonder that tho torturo
cf mind and heart and tho strain of
T?; ;''*v and vital force that must follow
this porpotvml suspenso and longing
destroy tho fountains of youth and
beauty in these patient, suffering
women and placo upon them tho marks
of age while they aro yot young ?
"Yet tho girls grow up with but ono
thought of what their futuro lot will
be, with ono object in vlow upon which
their visions of happiness aro based.
Go among any group of those bright
girls, in any of tho villages of tho class
I am speaking of, and you will find that
niuo out of ton of them look forward to
a union with somo one who will spend
his life fishing in the .summer and
coasting in tho winlor. The idea that
there might bo any other futuro than
tho ono which is to como to them as
fishermen's wives or that tho lifo of a
fisherman's wife is anything different
from tho natural sequence of married
life, never scorns to occur."
O BID A II POISONING.
A Supers! lt lou Which Flourishes in
All ortho Wes) indian Islands.
"Obcah is tho dread of niuo negroes
out of every ton in tho West Indies,"
said tho Trinidad gentleman, whom,
for the sake of convenience, I shall
call Mr. Smith. "It is a nuisaneo to
them and to tho whites, but all tho ?if
forts of tho various governments to
crush it out havo been unavailing. It
has as many believors now as ovor, not
withstanding the education of many of
tho blacks, and wherever thoro is any
conflict between tho two races it is still
dangerous. I can not toll you tho de
rivation of tho word. Obeah (which
as you must havo noticed, is always
pronounced 'oby') is not an Imaginary
being of tangiblo tiling, but simply thc
name of tho wretched system of jug
gling and poisoning. Certain men
among the negroes set up for 'Obcah
men,' and profess to bo ablo to do mar
velous things. I supposa thero aro fivo
hundred 'Obeah men' on this island, lo
whom tho oilier colored pooplo go for
assistance and advice They havo to
pay for this assistance, so tho conclu
sion is inovitablo that the Obeah men
go into it as a mattor of business, see
ing a way to mako an easy living out of
tho superstition of their contraries, They
aro naturally shrewd follows, who know
how to glvo somo impressiveness and
plausibility to thoir nonsense Thero ls
something liko a system in tho 'Obeah
worship,' but lt hos so many variations
that it is difficult to trace It is sub
stantially tho samo in all tho islands,
with such differences as each performer
chooses to invont, In every Island, for
Instanco, tinco whito cocks' hoads are
used to bring troublo to an enemy.
Thoro is no variation in thar. Though
thoro is a groat deal of tho Obeah busi
ness In Trinidad, this island is bv no
means one of tho worst. It flourishes
more in ilayti than anywhere else. In
Jamaica it is very much on tho increase.
There is no doubt that it carno original
ly from Africa. JSfcarly ovory African
negro in tho West Indies is a firm be
liever in it. Thoro is a great deal of it
in Sierra Leone, and thero it nourishes
in its worst form, that of poisoning.
Its "nonie in the West Indies ia St. Yin
cent. Thero it is carried to a gloated
oxtent than anywhere else, and old
Obeah men for a consideration teach
tho secrets of the trade to beginners and
make them accomplished poisoners and
jugglers. Pupils of these humbugs
hayo spread through tho other islands,
and ii 'St. Vincent Obcah man' is con
sidered lin expert. There is very little
poisoning done by them in tho West
lui ies now (unless it may be in Ilayti),
because thero is no occasion for it. In
the slave times it always had to bo
Some of the Obeah men are very ex
pert in preparing poison. They havo
several kinds, to he used according lo
circumstances. Ono of tho worst of
them is made from tho root of the cas
sava. They express the juice and allow
it to ferment, and quantities of small
worms arc soon seen in the liquid, ono
of which taken into tho stomach is
almost certain to causo death. One of
tho worms is concealed under a thumb
nail, which is allowed to grow long for
tho purpose, and tho operator iii band
ing bis victim a cup of coffee or somo
dish of food manages to drop tho worm
into it. In Jamaica almost every negro
has growing in his garden numbers of
arsenic boan plants, which aro noithcr
usof ul for food nor handsome in appear
ance, but the beans aro very poisonous.
It is said, too, that a dangerous poison
is made from tho liver and gall of tho
alligator. Tho Obeah men aro also too
handy in the manufacturo of narcotics.
They could procuro opium without too
much risk, but they know how to distill
narcotics from various plants. Some
of them seem to have a considerable
knowledge of botany. They can lind
leaves anywhere that if put into a water
vessel will make tho water a deadly
poison in a few hours. Others aro said
to carry a snake's poison under a finger
nail-a drop is enough, and a scratch
from the nail will cause death in a few
hours. I havo novor seen a woll authen
ticated caso of this sort, but havo heard
of them frequently. Kingsley in his
visit to Trinidad picked up a number of
cases of Oboah poisoning. Ho says tho
habit of poisoning did not spring up
among slaves desirous of revengo upon
tho white master, but that it was im
ported from Africa.
Tho First I lilli ish Country Newspaper.
In 1G0? appeared tho first country
newspaper as tho Lincoln, Rutland and
Staniford Mercury. Tho prospectus of
ono of these early country papers, tho
Salisbury Postman, "or pacquot of in
telligence from France, Spain, Portu
gal," &e., Sept. 27, 171?, ran thus:
"This paper contains an abstract of tho
most material occurrences of tho whole
week, foreign and domestic, and will
bo continued every post, provided a
sufllcient number will subscribo for its
encouragement. If two hundred sub
scribe, it shall be delivered to any pub
lic or private house in town over, Mon
day, Thursday or Saturday morning by
8 o'clock in winter and by G in summer
for Lld. each. Pcsides tho news, wc
perform all other matters belonging to
our art and mystery, whether in Latin,
Greek, Hebrew, algebra, mathematics,
?S.e." 13y 1782 tho number of provin
cial papers liad increased to SO. A
vivid description of tho slate of tho
roads in this country in winter time
two centuries ago is givon in tho fol
lowing extract from tho "Collections
for Husbandry and Trade," Mr.i nU] 10,
10915; "The roads aro lilied wi tn snow,
we arc forced to ride with tho pacquot
over hedges and ditches. Tins day
sovon-night my boy with' tho pacquot
and two gentlemen were seven hours
riding from Dunstablo to Hockley, but
three miles, barely escaping with* their
lives, being oflen in holes and forced to
be drawn out with ropos. A man and
woman wero found doad within a milo
hence, and six horses lie dead on tho
road between Hockloy and Prickhiil
Weight of it ltoeoptioii Co.stuinn.
A black silk reception costunio that
glittered with jot tippod tho beam at
thlrt.y-nlno pounds. I examined thoir
construction to soo whore tho weight
carno in. It lay a little in tho forest of
steels, to some extent in tho balls of
load that wore concealed about the
skirt, and most of all, in tho jot. I
saw a tailor gown of Ano wool that
weighed twolvo pounds. Fiftcon, sev
enteen and ninotcen wero tho figures of
tinco othors respectively. I found
nothing short ol' ten pounds.
Their History and tho Manner of
It is not known with what nation tho
uso of Hie earlier pigeon originated,
hut thcro is no doubt tbat tho custom
is very ancient. Thc Romans used thc
birds fer this pm. pose, and Sir John
Mandeville, ono ol tim earliest tr?velors
from Europe to tho Orient, states that
ho found them used in the samo way
among the Asiatics. Wo havo the asser
tion of tho poet Tusso for believing that
they were so employed during the siege
of Jerusalem in 1099, and it is an un
doubted historical fact that they were
used during thc crusado of St. Louis
in 1250. Tho most remarkable instance
of tho uso of carrier pigeons in modern
times was during tho siego of Paris, in
1870. They havo been moro generally
used in Turkey than in any other coun
try for many centuries, and tho art of
training thom is understood to bo car
ried to its greatest perfection thore.
Tho trainer takes tho pigeons when
they havo acquired full strength of
wing in a covered basket to a distance
of about half a milo from their homo ;
hero they are set at liberty and thrown
into thc air, and if any fail in return
ing homo from this short distance they
aro regarded as naturally stupid, and
no timo is washed in endeavoring to
train thom. Those that do como home
aro trained by hoing taken to gloater
distances, progressively increased to
forty or fifty milos. . When tho bird is
ablo to accomplish this flight ho may be
trusted to fly any distance overland,
within tho limits of physical power.
This drilling must be begun very carly,
or even tho host breeds of birds will not
become good carriers. It is tho genoral
plan to koop tho birds iii a dark room
for some hours boforo they aro used.
They aro then fed sparingly, but aro
given all the water they can drink.
Tho paper on which tho message is
written is then carefully tied round
the upper part of tho bird's log or to.,
ono of tho largo feathers of tho tail, so
as not to hnpedo its flight in any way.
Tho feet aro washed in vinegar to keep
them from getting too dry during tho
bird's flight, so as to tempt it to descend
to water and run tho risk of getting its
message wet. The ordinary rate of
flight for a carrier pigeon is from
twenty to thirty miles an hour, though
instances of much moro rapid flight aro
on record. The pigeon, when thrown
up into tho air, at first flics round and
round, This ls ovidontly for tho pur
pose of sighting some landmark that it
knows. "When this is perceived the
bird instantly flies toward it, and as
other familiar landmarks como gradu
ally into sight, continues its journey until
its home is reached. If no landmarks
is perceived tho bird is bowildored and
lost and finally returns to the earth
Tho Paris Stock lixohango.
The scone upon the floor of tho Bourse
flvo minutes before tho stroke of the
clock at 8, not only u ba flies descrip
tion," as tho roporters say, but must
positively bo seen lo bo boliovcd. Ono
would refiiso to credit any written
statement of tho mad excitement that
provails just as tho solemn functionary
at his desk closes the record of the day's
Grave and rovcrond seigneurs for tho
moment becomo tho veriest schoolboys.
Thc ordinary cool and ? calculating
Semite loses his senso of calculation
and discretion, shouts, vociferates,
screams, pushes, jostl?s, howls, and
throws bis bargain, written upon its
paper, at tho scribe, who rot uses at tho
latest moment to record lt. 'Tho shout
ing or screaming is liko that in a great
battle ; only tho smoko and bloodshed
are lacking. Tho spectacle is ridicu
lous, yet imposing. It gives to tho full
measure of human littleness, yet illus
trates ono of tho wonderful forces of
tho human mind.
Tho Paris Exchange lacks tho calm
and solidity of tho groat Bourses of
. Hamburg, Brcmon, Vionnn, Leipzig,
and Berlin, but it is methodical, com
mercial, mercurial. Ono feels that
capital is thcro seeking its truo lovel ;
that speculation ls at Its most audacious
? height ; that reputations aro risked,
mado, and lost with consummate cool
ness, donplto tho outward excitement .,
that rumor rules, fact being secondary
and out of placo. Tho wabbling flight
of tho duck hos been adopted as a sobri
quet for tho somewhat uns cady march
of tho falso talos that hayo so much in
fluence on tho Paris Bourse. Tho can
ary has bocome an International syn
onym. It (Hos every day and returns
to its nest at night, aftor having caused
tho most astonishing gains and losses.
No ono ovor thinks of strangling lt, or
twisting Its nock ; and on, tho morrow,
with rofrc8hing impudence, it resume?
its erratio enreor.