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rVRL.WEEKYEDJIONI WINNSBOROa S. C., THURSDAY. NOVEMBER'1 28,1878 1 Irol2.N18
--COUNT BISMARCK AT HOME.
TALKS WITH TUER LORD CHANCrE
LOR--FROM A tECENT DZOGRAPHY.
What He Thought of Napoleon--Smok
ing at Austria--The Russian Tongne
as the Language of Diplomacy
Moltke and Lager Beer.
[Correspondence Neto Yorle Herald.]
Prince Bismarck is well known as
a brilliant talker, but at the same
time is guarded in his expressions
that are intended for public perusal.
His best sayings, his clearest and
"pattest" judgments of men and
things, however, come from him
when he is talking to his friends in
his blunt, natural, unrestrained
fashion. It is such off-hand opin
ions and anecdotes that Dr. Moritz
Busc4 has brought together 'in the
two volumes just publiphed at
Berlin, and from which the following
apercus have been made for the
nISMARCK'S OPINION OF NAPOLEON III.
Bismarck seems never-at least
according to his own telling-to
have entertained a very high idea of
Napoleon III. To pretty nearly
everybody else the late Emperor
managed most successfully to throw
about himself a certain mysterious
glamour. But Prince Bismarck says
he thought him stupid and senti.
mental, much more good natured
than is generally believed and far
less of the wise head that people
have taken him for. He is particu
larly badly off with respect to
geography, although he was brought
up and went to school in Germany,
and he lived in all manner of fan
tastic imaginations. His acquire
ments are of that sort that he
would certainly not be able to pass
our examination for the post of
reforendary. I knew this long ago,
but nobody believed me. I told
the King so in 1854 and 1855. He
(Napoleon) has not the least idea
how matters stand with us.
AN HISTORICAL CIGAR.
One of Bismarck's happiest
touches is the story of the fanous
'-cigar incident" of the defunct
German Bund, which was tradition
ally ruled by the representative of
the Austrian Kaiser. The Austrian
presiding member ruled the rest
of the German ambassadors in a
very off hand fashion. At the
military commission sittings, for
instance, the Austrain presiding was
accustomed to smoke a cigar, while
the other representatives were too
much overawed to attempt following
his example. But Bismarck, when
he was sent down to Frankfort, soon
began to feel the absurd position in
which Prussia was placed. His
method of asserting his independ..
ence is amusingly characteristic of
"As Prussiin member of the Diet,
I calleid up n Coint Thun, the
Austrian and presiding member of
entre agst assembly. When' I
etrdhe was in his study, work
ing and smoking. He begged me
to wait a moment. I did wait, but
when I thought the interview was
rather too long delayed, and, more,
over, had not even a cigar offered
i me, I took one from the box before
him and requested him to give me
a light. He looked dumfounded,
but co mmunicated the desired
-- spark. Bnt there is another story
of the same sort. In the days of
* Rochow, my p'redecessor as Prus
sIan member of the Diet, the Aus
trian presiding member had adopted
the habit of smoking at. the sittings
of the militiary special commIission.
-Rochow, p)assion.itely fond or smnok
Sing, wvould have given his little
finger to do the like, but did not
dare. Now, when I came to F~rank
fort I longed for my cigar at mii
tary commission sittings, and, see..
ing no reason why I should not
have it, politely asked the presiding
power to give me a light. This de,.
mand was received with universal
astonishment and disgust. It evi
dently was an event in the eyes of
-all present. However, I got the
light, and Austria and Prussia
smoked. -The other members pres.
ent thought the incident momen
tous enough to report to their re
spective courts. But the question
was too grave to be decided1 in a
hurry, so' for six months running
no one smoked but Austria and
Prussia. After the expiry of than
period the, Bavarian Enxvoy took to
'asserting the dignity of his sov
ereig beinghis rst goigar.in
ass elav0.d Wall noticed
Schrenckn his delicious weed. But
his court had not authorized the
deed, so he had to abatain. When,
however, at the next sitting we
witnessed the Hanover man, Both
mer, indulging in tobacco, we knew
that a special understanding had
been entered into between Guelph
and Hapsburg. Bothmer was very
Austrian in his sentiments, and had
a couple of sons in, the Austrian
army. U on this Saxony would
not be left behind, and boldly
kindled the audacious spark. Now
there were only two members lefk
who did not make chimneys of their
mouths-Wurtembeig and Darm,
stadt. These unfortunates, not be -
ing addicted to the vice, could not
join in ; but the honor and inde.
pondence of their States imperative
ly required a sacrifice. Accordingly
the next time we met the Wurtem
berg gentleman took out a cigar-I
see it before me now, a long, thin,
straw-like contrefacon-and smokod
it half as a holocaust made to
Prince Bismarck's innovation was
the comnencement of the struggle
for supremacy between Austria and
Prussia. When he lighted his first
"sacrilegious Havana in the federal
committee room lie gave the first
blow to Austrian dignity and su
premacy in Germany. The last
blow wts given at Sadowa." In this
delightful anecdote, as Mr. Kingston
remarks, "Bismarck hits off with a
masterly touch the ridiculous jeal
ousies that animated the petty
German kinglets and prineekins of
twenty years ago. - Who can refuse
his sympathy to the worthy Suabian,
heroically making himself sick pro
patria, and penetrated by the con
viction that he was deserving well of
his country by braving all the hor
rors of nausea, lest proud Prussia
or arrogant Austria should boast
that Wurtemberg had not dared to
put itself upon a smoking equality
with the great German Powern I"
GERMAN AS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE,
In a conversation with Baron
Kendell about the introduction of
German as a diplomatic language
the Chancellor said :-.
"Official communication must be
carried on in the language of the
country, not in a foreign tongue.
Bernstorff was the first who tried
to carry this principle out with us,
but he went. too far. He wrote to
all the foreign diplomatists in Ger
man and they all answered-it was,
of course, a conspiracy among them
-in their respective mother ton
gues, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
and I don't know what all, so that
he had quite a swarm of translators
sitting in the ministry, and so I
found matters when I entered the
office. Budberg sent me a note in
Russian. That was not fair. If
they wanted to take their revenge,
Gortschakoff ought to have written
in Russian to our Ambassador in
St. Petersburg. That would have
been the right way to do it. It
may perhaps be required of a
foreign representative that he
should understand and use the lan
guage of the country to which he is
accredited. But here, in Berlin, to
write to me in Russian in answer
to a Germa~n despatch, was clearly
unfair. So I gave the order that
whatever should be sent in, not in
German, French, English or Italian,
should be let alone, and simply de
posited withI the archives. Budberg
soon wrote reminder upon reminder
always in Russian. They got no
answer, and were put away in the
archive cupboard. At last he came
in person to me and asked, 'Why,
then, did we not reply to him?t'
'Reply 1' I inquired, with the great.
est astonishment ; 'reply I and to
wvhat ? I have seen nothing of
yours.' 'Why he had written four
weeks ago, and r'e'niudad1 us novorm;
times since.' 'Oh, ay I quite so I
now I remember.' I said, 'There is
a great bundle of documents down
stairs in Russian ,writing-perhaps
your communications are among
them. But none of the people
down stairs undei'stand Russian,
and papers that reach us in any in
comprehensible language are stowed
away among. the arcives 1' U pon
this Budberg promptly agred t
write for the future in French."
MOLTEE AND THE WAR.
One of the humorous Obancellor's
wity apreiatonsof character
calythown upon CO*tnt Molthcje
is to\say the least of it very comnical.
Dr. Busch narrates that Moltke had
gallan'tly seen the~ fnish of -a vast
and pdtenit bow),oo sherry punOli at
the litt4e villa .~ ) "she .red
Provence,; an4 t ha one of- the
P~rineda gunBtS iama*ketha
ness. I remember when the Span
ish question became a burning one
that he immediately began to look
ten years younger. Then, when I
told him that the Hohenzollern had
given in, he at once got to look old
and worn out. And when, soon
sfter, the French were not satis.
fled with even that concession,
'Molk' was suddenly quite fresh and
young again." These extracts may
e concluded with Prince Bismarck's
opinion about beer, of which lie is
very fond. Strange to say he ex
presses himself very unfavorably
with respect to that liquor as a
popular drink. At the.beginning of
the 1870 campaign somebody ob
served in his presence that beer
would probably become scarce at
headquarters. He remarked, "No
matter if it does. The great in
crease in the consumption of beer
is greatly to be regretted. Beer
makespeople stupid, lazy and im
pertinent. It is the cause of the
social democratic pot sprinkling,
which is all concocted over mugs of
beer. Good corn brandy is infinite
ly preferable. The book is full of
pleasant anecdotes about other
things, but space forbids our giving
more in this letter.
The most eminent phvsiins in,
New York make from $40,000 to
$70,000 a year.
The returns of our petroleum sp t
abroad last year amounted to $6 ,
786,483, exceeding any other of 6ur
exports, except cotton.
Miss Celeste Winans, of Balii
more, is said to be the richest young
lady in Ameripa. She inherited
$20,000,000 from her father.
If you want to hear a man tiTi
well-developed, full-grown lie, just
poke your head in a store door and
ask change for a five dollar bill.
Mrs. John T. Raymond, in speak.
ing of the young actresses who
company her on her tour, says : 41
have promised their mothers nevr
to let them out of my sight." They
go home with her every night in her
We should be greatly tempted to
believe that the New York Tribune
had lost its srmses if we did not
know that since the death of Horace
Greeley it has had none to lose.
Being interviewed in New York,
Generai Beauregard said : "I am
engaged at present in writing a cir
cumstantial narrative of the military
operations in which I took part
from the firing of the first gun at
Fort Sumter, in April, 1861, to the
close of the war at Greensboro, N.
C., in May, 1865."
A candidate for auditor of public
accounts was called upon for a
speech. On rising, he commenced :
"Gentlemen, you have called upon
me for a few remarks. I have none
to make-I have no prepared speech.
Indeed, I am no speaker. I do not
desire to be a speaker-I only want
to be an auditor."
At a funeral in the country an
undertaker was directing the cere .
monial when he noticed a little man.
giving orders, and, as he thought,!
encroaching~ upon the privileges of
his own office. He asked him, "And .
wha are ye, mi' m-mn, that tak' sa
muckle on ye 1" "0, dinna ye ken ?,'
said the man, under an evident sense
of his own importance "I'm the
Don't r uin your health, nnni be
ides make yourself disag"'mL'o to
other people by your c.,.dnued
coughing A twenty-five cent bot
ie of Dr. Bull's (Jough Syrup will
cure you. At all Druggists.*
LIVER 1s KINo.-The Liver is the:
imperial organ of the whole human
system, as it controls the life, health
and happiness of man. When it is
disturbed it its proper action, all
kinds of ailments are the natural
result. -The digestion of food, the
movements of the heart and blood,
the action 'of the brain and nervous
system,- are all immedliately con
nected with the workings of the
Liver. It has been successfully
Ipr'oved that Green's August Flower
Ias unequ&lled in curing all persons
afflieted with Dysbepsia or Liver
Complaint, and. all the numerous
.syrnaptoms that result fromo an. un-.
healthy condition of 'the Liver and
Stomach.. Jawpla.bbttles to try,
1 et.P sold ,ini. al'
do~6 ses will prv hmtj
east en wat
La Boston physicin, "hasno equal as
blood8puritler. -iHearing of It., m-ny wonderfttl
cures after all other remedies had ftailed, I visi
tod the Laboratory, an, convinced myself of
its genuine merit. It Is propared from barks,
rooW an horbs, each o f wh ch is highly o ffec
tive, and they are compounded In such a man
nor aa to produce astonishing robult."
Is the great Blood Purifier.
Will cure the worst case of 8crofula.
Is recommended by physicians and apotheca
Has effccted some marvellous cures 'in cases of
Cures the worst cases of Canker.
Meets with wonderful suoooss in Mercurial dis
Will eradicate Salt Itheum from the system.
Removes Pimples and Humors from the taco.
Cures Constipition and regulates the Bowels.
Is a valuable remedy for Headache.
Will cure Dyspepsia.
Restores the entire system to a healty condi.
Removes the cause of Dizziness.
Rolleves Faintness of the Stomach..
Cures Pains in the Back.
Effectually cures Kidney Complaint.
Is effective in its cure of Female Weakness.
Is thb great remedy for General Debility.
Is acknowledged by al la.es of the eople to
be the bost and mos~t reliable bloog purifier
in the world.
H. R. STEVENS, Boston, Mass
Vegetine0 Is .old by all Druggists.
Ihave just r ceived a fine lot of Con
fectioneries, consisting in part of
French and Plain Candies, Apples,
Rlaisins, Prize Boxes, &eo.
A nice line of C anned and Shelf Goods,
SadineOs, OysHters, 8.lmon, Potted Hamn,
Tomaoesq, Pickles and Chow, Chow,
Macaroni and Cheese, Concentrated Lye
and Axle Greese, Wooden and Willowv
Ware. Cheuap for Cash.
nov 26 WV. HI. DONLY.
SELLING OFF !
SELLING OFF I
ri 3HE subscriber, having fully deter
miined to close the present business
as aeon as possible, will sell, from this
out until the 23rd of November, the en
tire stock of goods. whioh embraces a fine
lot of Clothing, Hats, Dry Goods, Notions,
Hosiery, Boots and Shoes,at and under
COST FOR CASH ONLY
after which time the remaining stock
will be disposed of at public auction
until the sale is cornplete.
S. S. WOLFE.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
N OW arriving,a large and well selected
stock of Boots and Shoes, direct
from the \lanufaoturers, which I can
warrant, and I will not be undersold
Give the a call before you t1nke your pur.
-sept 17 IR. J.'M.OAI4LE1',
WE ARE now opening one of the
largest stocks of
ever offered in this muarket.
have boon very carefully selected
and we simply request an inspection
before purchasing elsewhere. We
propose selling them at a "short
profit" and don't intend to be un
dersold by anybody, anywhere. We
call special attention to our assort
and other LADIES' GOODS.
We think we have the best stock
of GENTS' GOODS in the market.
CLOTHING, HATS, SHIRTS,
and all kinds of Flannel Underware.
In domestics we are full up
Money will be saved by an exami
nation of our Jeans and Cassimeres.
SHOES I SHOES !! SHOES I!
Best Shoes at lowest prices.
oot 1 MoMASTER & BRICE.
AVOID DANGER I*
And buy RED "C," Non Explosive
for which we are agents.
Wo also have just receivoi a lot of
White Lead, Colors and Mixed
Paints, which any one
Linseed, Machine and Train Oil*,
Paris White, Putty and Varnish.
A large lot of Laundry and Toilet
Lamps and Fixtures.
nov 26 McMASTEfR & BRIOE.
"T HE T E A0H ER."
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.firast number of
A monthl journal devoted to the in.
teresta of Teachors, Schools, and th~e
Caune of Education in general. To bring
it within the reach of rl, we have fied '
the subsoription price at the low rate of .
FIFTY CENte PFa ArNNdm.
Specimen cop will be seint. hy malli~
prepaidt on reep 6t a five cent, stap.
.ae Teachers will do well to- send or
our Educational Catalogue. .. a
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