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TRIl-WEEKLY EDITION. W1NNSBORO9 S. C., A UG US 19, 1879. VOL. 111.-NO. 86.
THE OLD BAFN.
Rickety, old and crazy,
ShIngleless, lacking some doors,
Bad in the upper story.
Wanting boards in the floors,
Boams s!r ng thick with cobwobs,
Ridgepolo yellow and gray,
Hanging in helpless innocence
Over the mows of hay.
How the winds turned around it
Winds of a stormy day
Beattering the fragrant bay-seed,
Vishing the straws away ;
t3treaming in at the eranilies,
Spieading the clover smell,
Changing the dark old granary
Into a flowery doll.
Oh, how I loved the shadows,
That clung to the silent root,
Day dreams wovo with the quiet,
Many a glittoring woof ;
I olimbed to the highest rafters,
And watched the swa'lows at play,
Admired the knots In the boarding,
And rolled in the billows of hay.
Palace of King couldn't match .t,
The Vatican loses its charm,
When placed in my memorf's balance,
Beside the old gray barn.
And I'd rather scont the clover,
Piled in the barn's roomy mows,
Than sit in the breath of the highlands
Poured from the Appen no browa.
On a wild October night, Elsie Raymond
sat beside her solitary fireside in deep
thought-in thonght that, truth to tell, was
tinctured by sadness. It was not often that
she sat thus, for she was the most cheerful
and busy of little women, the best of sisters
and aunts, and the kindest of neighbors. This
being the case, she found little leisure for
thought or solitary musings, for, in soma
one of these relations, work enough was al
ways provided for her.
But to-night she seemed to have arrived
at one of the halting places in her life. Her
young sister Sophia, the last of her charges,
had that morning been married. The old
gray homestead had been left desolate when
her smiling face went from it, at least so
Elsie thought. True, she had a tribe of
small nephews and nieces staying with her,
while their mother, Elsie's sister Mary, and
her husband accompanied the bridal party
on their tour, but they had long been asleep
and there was no token of their presence in
the somewhat prim-looking room, - except a
great basket of playthings in a corner, and
a row of shoes, headed by Willie's .''new
boots," and closed by baby Elsie's tiny
bronzed slippers, that were ranged against
Elsie's father had died suddenly, the vic
tim of a fatal accident, and his widow,
overwhelmed by the sad and terrible be
reavement, soon followed him. With her
dying breath she commended her youngest
children to the care of tl'cir older sister,
and exacted from her a promise that she
would devote her life to them. The girl
could hesitate at no demand made in the
las,' feeble accents of her dying mother.
She lifted the little unconscious babe from
the feeble arms that clasped it, and holding
it close to her bosom, and looking upon the
tearful faces of the little group gathered
around that death-bed, gave the required
In an hour her mother had ceased to
breathe, and Elsie's life-work had begun.
But it was not until the sad ceremonies of
the funcial was over, and the little family
had returned to the desolate home, that
Elsie fully comprehended all that she had
None who have truly loved will fail to
comprehend the struggle that for the fol
lowing weeks went on in Elsie's soul. It
was no slight sacrifice that was demanded
of Elsie ; duty and love, her' promise to the
dead and her vows to the lviing, were the
antagonists that contested every inch of
ground. John Francis loved Elsie full well
enough to have aided her ini her life task.
Hie saw no reason in the duties she had un
dermtak(en wvhy sheo should not fullfil her
vows, andl In becoming his wife divide the
burden of her responsibilities and care.
But she thought differently. She felt
that she had no right to allow his generosity
to lead him into such a sacrifice. He was
young, and life lay bright and long before
him. Should she allow the shadow of her
care to project across the sunny path ?
Should she seek to lay upon his shoulders
the burden that weighed her down and
doomed her to a life of lifei Shte could
endure and sacrifice much for the children,
so dlear to her by ties of blood-thme sacred
legacy of her dead parents. But to him
-they were nothuing, save for her sake, and
she might have seen him grow weary and
dilscontented wIth the untimely cares that
marriage with her must throw upon him.
So Elsie and John Francia parted, as they
feared, forever. When her lover found
that no arguments nor prafers could change
her purpose, that she had solemnly recorded
her vow to the dead, and was fully pre
pared to perform it to the uttermost, even
to the sacrifice of her dearest hopes and
most cherished wishes, he disappeared from
the neighborhood without a farewell to any
who had known him.
After a time a letter came to the parish
clergyman to tell that lie was safe, and
about to sail for a foreIgn land, and from
that hour, for all those twenty years no
tiding of John Francls had fallen on flsio
Raymond's ears. When she know that - he
was gone and would not return, she very
carefu~lly gathered together every little me
m~ento of the happy season of heor love, and
locked thoem in the casket ho had gIven her,
thenceforth to be the shrine of her affec.
tiofhs. ' Then, sternly and uncomplainingly,
sheo turned to her life task.
Year after year rolled on. Elsie spun
and wove, and directed her maidens and
her farm laborers, and taught and nursed
her brothers-and sisters, and in all things~
strove to supply to them the place of the
parents they had lost.
In time th1 efiids of her heart healed,
at last they ceased tobedat every touch,
and she learned to fn oaein the- affee
tion of her children, as she called them,
while habit made 11cr duties light, and al..
The midnight hour had already passed
when Elsie roso to retire, Her long, lonely
vigli hnd nado her timid and nrosand
sho could hardly repress a shriek of - alarm,
nae just at that moment a hteavy lifook was
heard at the outer door,, and resounded
thrdugh the hiqes
But~ Elsie's only though was of a gui-.
moiia to soesitk or digbed, for inthitt
qniet neighharhon, peopl wore BOWda
abroadt at night ou less urgent, errands ; 80,
smiling at her causeless alarm and still
trembling in spite of her bravery, she undid
the fastenings of the door, and threw it.
A tall man, wrapped in a long, dark
riding cloak, stood upomn the threshold.
By the light of the flaring caidle RElsie
held, she4 could not distinguish 'mis fae.
She ()nily saw the strange eager look of a
pair of very bright eyes, as the st-raniger
bowed !in answer to her sailution.
"'Madam," 'lie said, "I am benighted, as
you see, aid in trying to reach the next
village have lost 1lly wily. 1 am drenched
to the skin, andi my horse Is too weary to go
farther through these iiry roads, and see
ing a light here, I have ventured to crave a
shelter for him and myself, for the remain
der of the night. L assure you that you
will find me no ungrateful guest,"
'"Sir," Elsie resumed, simply, "the doors
of Raymond farm have never been closed
to the weary wayfarer. Enter, and a ser
vant will care for your horse."
The stranger bowed again, and passed
her silently, as she held back the broad leaf
of the door. What was it that, at the
sight of that tall mulied form, caused her
heart to beat so wildly ? She put ip the
bar that secured the door and then preceded
her guest to the apartment she had left.
She stirred the snouldering embers, and
threw on fresh wood, which caught the
flamcs that soon leaped cheerily Ip the
broad chimney. Leaving the stranger, coiv
ering over the blaze, she went and called
the gardener to take charge of the horse
that was neighing iml)atiently at the outer
When she caie back she busied herself
silently, in preparing refreshment for the
stranger, who still sat beside the hearth
casting curious glances it her a1s she moved
about. Thrill after thrill shot through
Elsie's frame, as she met' those bright,
strange glances. She had begun to feel al
most frightened at his singular manner,
when he suddenly addressed her:
"i1Madam, " he said, pointing to the row
of little shoes, and the overilowing basket
of toys, "I see that lon1ely-as is thi's house,
it is not desolate. Human flowers, that
brighten so many homes, bloom here. You
have little children, beautiful and loving,
and doubtless a good husband. Pardon
me, madam," lie added, observing Elsie's
emotion, ''we who are lonely wanderers up
and down the world are wont to notice,
with somewhatof jealousy,the tokensof do
mestic happiness that are denied to us."
lie was silent, as if waiting for an an
swer, and Elsie, conquering her emotion,
answered quietly :
"There are children here, but not mine.
I have neither husband nor children ;" and
a faint sigh struggled up from her heart
as she thought of what might have been.
Just then the gardener came stamping in
at the ldtchen door and showed hims)f,
shaking the water from his garments. El
sie turned to the stranger.
"Your meal is prepared," she said
"when you have partaken, the servant will
show you to your room."
And bidding her guest good-night sho
went away to her room, and lay down upon,
her bed, but not to sleep. Through the
long hours, until the late autumn dawn, she
tossed restlessly upon her couch, thinking
much of the strange guest, and marveling
why his image mingled so continually with
her vision of the past.
The next morning, when the breakfast
hour was passed, the stranger spoke of his
"Before I go, mmm," he saild, "I ought
to inform you who I am, that yogi may, at
least, know you have not bestowed your
kindness on one unworthy.
"For twenty years I have been a wan
derer in other lands, a sad, lonely disap
pointed Ialln. Yet I have ever kept one
hope bright and vigorous, the hope of re
turn to my native shores, and the scenes of
"I wvas born and( lived till imanhlood in
the midst of a region much like this in
which your hlome is situated. I was anl
orphan, but I had a small11 competence and(
many friends. My guardliain had( a daugh
ter whom I loved, 811( who acknowvledged
that my love was returned. We wvere be
trothed, b~y the coinsent of 11cr p)arents, and
our wedding dlay was very near, when
strange misfortunes overwhelmed my Alice.
First 11er father died a suddcen) anld terrible
death, then her mother dlroopecd beneath
the blow and shortly followed, leaving to
Alice the care of the younger children, and
exacting from hecr a promise that she wouldl
never leave them until they were all pro
vidled for. I would willingly have shared
thle heavy burdens that now fell upon Alice,
but she refused to bind me1 to her life of
toll and self-sacrifice. Silo laid hlei love
and all her brIght hopes0 upon the altar of
duty, and I, appalled by the sacrifice and
miad with disappointment, fled from the
country and became a wanderer In .other
"Elsle, I promlised to return when your
task was ended I I am here I Have you
no word of welceome after all these years of
Hie had no need to ask, for Elsle lay
sobbing in the arms opene~d to recelvedl her,
while tihe little ones looked on wonderingly;
and tile old gardener to whiom the secret
had been imparted the nighlt prevlous,
stood with clasped hands uttering sjacula
tions of thanmkfulness..
"Elsie, shall we ever part again ?"
"Never," said Elsie, wIth her quiet sim
plieity ; "never again un~til death ;" and
she looked up In lise face with the 01(d con
fiding glance that had greeted hm a score
of years before.
Very quietly tile middle-aged pair settled
down at the old homestead, which was
beautified and adorned by the wealth John
Francis brought from foreign lands, and(
dearer far to thenm tihan alny palace honme,
with tihe store of memories that people its
dim chambers, and all the green demesne
which'had witnessed their early joys, and
their reunion after weary years of separa
Basrpn Rtothischlld's MaxIm.
Attend carefuhuy to details of your busi
lHe prompt in all thIngs!
Consider well, then decide posItively
D~are to'do rlghti Fear to do wrongh
Endure trials patiently!
Fight life's battle bravely', 10anfully I
Go not In thle society of the vleidusli
Hold integrity sacred!
Infure not another's reputation or busi
Join hands only with the virtuous!
Keep yolir mind from evi hotughtst.
Lie not for any consideration I
*Never try to appear whlat you are nofr,
Obaorvo good manneras!
A Terrible Disaster,
Recently the passeliger train south
on ihe Keokuk division was lift.iag it
self right, oil' the rails. Sie was run
in hg So ftst tihe noise of* tle Wheels was
rattliig along about two ltind rett yards
behind the train, doing its level best to
keep in sight, bul. losing ground every
J1ump11). Suddenly the train stopp-d.
A way out between stations, no cattle
ont the tr.wk, no water tank Ii silght,
not.hilnig apparelitly to stop for. S'Ice
pullied up so close to anl orcharl that
tihe farnier catie out and141 sat oi tile
fence with a gun in his litind and it cot,
ple (if bold, ba1d logs, looking deceit
hlly plat taggin alongat.his heels.
He' evidently didn't care about, set ting
up the apples. The pass engers were
ali4rimed, not at the determined neutral
ity of' the farmer, but; at the sudden
stoppage of the train. They knew
soneth ing serious had happened.
f'resently tho fireman came walking
dow it alongside the track, looking care
fully, as though he lad dropped his
diamong ring out. of the cab window.
"What is it?" asked the first passen
"What Is the matter?" asked the se
"What has happened ?" asked .he
"What broke ?" asked the fourth pas
"Why did we stop?" asked the fifth
"What's tip?'' asked the sixth pas
"What's broke loose ?" asked the sev
"What done it?'? asked the eighth
"Broke a spring hanger," gravely
replied the fireman, and passed on, and
all the questioniig passengers dvew
their heads buack and closed their win
dows, and with great gravity was re
peated the flireinan's statement to the
other passengers who had not, been able
to get to a window iII Limtle to ask the
*'Broke i spri ng haniner.
"'Broke a sling hammer."
"Broke a screen hanger."
"Broke a string hammer.''
"Broke a sting ander."
"'Broke a scene hannei ."
"Broke a steam hammer."
"Broke a swing hanger."
We all supposed that whenl a spring
hanger broke, it just. tore the engine all
to pieces, stood it, on end and rained it
Into the ground, and then ran on ithead
tore up the track, set lire to a bridge
and blew pI) a ctulvort. The average
passenger has an idea that a spring
hanger owns about the whole engine,
that it is d'ne of those things that can
even swea'r at a brakeman and walk ip
to a baggagentan and call him a ''wood
en headed, flat backed, trunk liftin'
hurricane of wraith,'' and consequently
when a passenger Is told that the spring
hianger broke, he has an Impression
that it will taike every last (lollar there
is on the train to set thb old thing up
A Bad Scare.
During a residence in Peru, business
took me in the neighborhood ot' Sara
yacu, and having several days of leisure
before tie, I dietertmined to visit a local
ity which in that part of the world is
Nothing miore attractive than 'the
neighbors can be cotnceived. It is,
perhaps, as picturesquie a spot as any
on the globe-silent, fresh, myster
fous and surroundited by a mass of trop
ical vegettation of the most magnificett
character. The river which flows at
hand, is lovely, the water limp~id and
tewupting; but I was soon made aware
that bathing was out of the qtestion,
the place being literally crowded with
calintaus and alligators of the most hid
eotis taspeet, which hang utnder the
overhanging botughs to capture the uin
wvary and Incautious.
Scarcely a month passes without
some fearful accident oceturring, and
while I was there,- a huge monster*
stnapped up a beautiful girl, whlo was
stooping to 1ll1 a gourd of water..
I myself shotuld have run a great risk
but that haiving been warned, durig
my sttay at the mission, [ collected all
the idle boys in the vIllage afld set
them to watch the banks and shout,
whieh they dId to such an extent as
even to alarm the most ferociouts sau
rians to a distance..
I was most kidly received at the
missioni, and inivitedl to make the eon
vet, my homne dluring the whole of my
The convent is a squmare building with
two wings. Thie pirinicipal reception
chamber, which is also the refectory,
stands in the tmidsale, while the side
squares are divided into rows of cells,
six of which are occupied by the monks
anmd their friends whilie the others are
used as ent rep ots, shop. Oeliar and
It happened that on my arrival the
issionl was full, atnd at first the good
fathers Were ptuzzled how to disapose of
me, when 1 miyself proposed to sleep in
church,.DThis chapel, which is dedi
cated to the 'Virgih, Is, though very
small, divided into a unave and~ two
clhpels. Theli place was venitilated by
means of four windows without, glass
or shtutters, which enabled tihe air to
In a climate as hot as that of Peru,
tils did not, at first, sight, appear' alny
inconvehience,- I theroefore unrolled
my thin Cotton mattress, the constant
companion of my travels, and prepared
my bed, Having ridden a conpiderable
distance, I was ftigtuden4 q(offter
partaki tg of' a very hospitable l1 pper,
I retired to m)y couc I iI Sca rcIl o1 ie
I m1tgigt, have slept ten m111inutoe, when
I wias awoke by a strange noise. I rose
sitting, andl follid the pila(c iII total
(thirk ness. Now, I had carefuly Iriim
ined the lanip before lying iown, and
added a supply of oil, bit, soliellow or
other it lad gione oit.
Oroping my way, I st'rove to 'eel for
the lamp, bit to Imly su rlprise could not.
discover it, while a stralt.ir t apjeiiil
noise inade me1 awitro thlt, I w:ai not.
Now I a1n inot exactly at eqwaiilr, blit
it, woblil be vaiii for me Lo il.y that t
felt. sioewhat uneasy. Ohisms I did
not. f'or one mnomienit believe ill, but(. I lie
Indians o' the village did not. hear tie
best character for honesty.
"WIIo collies?" I cried in te iit.ivo
I recollected having removed from
the head of' lily bed a broom, which n% as
very miiuch ill my way, andlt determined
not to be robbed with imipuinity, I
struck right and left.
At this m1om1ent the 110011 cam1e out
from behind a cloud in all its glory.
The secret was out.
Through the open window a number
of night birds, owls, bat-s aid many
others tnknown to' temperate Climes,
had colle inl search of food. Tihe oil
smelling very powerfully had attracted
Their rlust proceeding wats to snuff -
out tile light with their winmgs, after
which One an(1 all rushed to banquet oi
the savory liquid.
My indignation was so 11113 aroused
that'[ struck wildly in every direction,
nor (id I rest until every bird was
1 lily down again to get what slumber
I could, but when, trext (lay, thl(e qies
tion of sleepilg arose, I strongly ob
jected to pass the night inl at place with
anl Open) window.
A Tolophonic Pot-Fouiri.
The telephone has kicked lp a big row
in the bosom of two families already, and
that harmless-appearing instiruient is tile
prime C cause of a young mnan going about
with his eyes draped in deep mourning and
a humpbacked nose. It seeis that at young
man whose marriage is of such recent date
that his honeyimoon is not yet oin the wane,
conceive( the brilliant idea of connecting
his "hower of love" with hR place of busi
ness that lhe imight speiud his leisure mo
m.ents in Haying sweet things to his newly
acquired more valillo fraef ion. By 0o0
of those singular epincidents which* fate
often throws in Che path of nllfortunlte huti
InlIs of all classes, there happened to be
unikniown to the young ImIan-on the samle
circuit another family the husbhnd being
the proprietor of a front namo tle same1 as
that of the newly-wedded man. And the
fact of the two members of their stations
having a similarity of sound when called
tended to help mix imatters up. Things
went along nicely fQr a few days gind the
young couple had held som0 very Interest
ing Cooing Imatelles, when one (lay the fa
till mistake was made which led to such
terrible results. Husband the second was
an1 extremely practical man, and wats chief
engineer of a grocery store. Ilia telephione
was attached to his desk, and, tile other
day, while all the poetry and romance of
hia soul was absorbed, while his 1mind
wrestled wvith the p~robleml of how mullch 7
4-5 pounds(1 of codfish amllounlted to at 37j
cenlts 1)er pound1(, the signial was sounded'(
and there camxe wafted over tile wires:
"'Johni dear, haven't y'ou time to love 1me
a little-I am11 so lonely."
Johln's eyes looked as if they did not be
lieve his ears. lie hadn't hieard aniythinlg
like that before 131 fifteen ychxrs, and( lhe
didn't propose to in) fifteen years to come1,
so lie grabbed the telephlonie and curtly ans1
''Shot youir dalrn~ed yawp!~l I h laven't got
1n0 time to be foohin' with you1 no0w."
Eldora, wvife number one, was conlsider
ably taken aback at what she supposed was
an evidence of the coolin~g love of her Joh~n
and 81h0 resolved to get evenl withl him
when lhe came to tea.
Meanwhile, Johnl, p)oor soul, had1( beeni
switched off, and breathing his words of
unldying affection to the wife of the elder
John. The lady had1( been! Bomclwhat as
tonishled at first, but thinking that her hus
1)and( was growlig aiffectiona~te again, as In
days of yore, she began returning suitable
answers, aind was highly enjoying a re
tition of her 01(1 coulrtinlg days, when her
John came)1 in) unnlotlced by her, and quiet
ly stationcdi hiielf where lhe could hear
her remarks, lie was soon) rewarded lby
hearing her shlriek into the telephonc---afte~r
the usulal manner of the ladies:
"Yes, love, and I am just dying for
901m1 of those sweet kisses you promised
me1 when you returni."
Hie waitedl to hlear no more; but snlatch
ing the telephone lie quickly Investigated
tihe location of tihe sender, tore oult of thi 1
house5 and down thle street, rushed in upon
John thle jun~ior, whoum lhe found tryinlg to<
ascertain what tile matter was at the other
end, and without waitinlg for prelimninary
remarks, grasped hin by the coat collar
and slung him over a stool where the bridge
of his nose came in contact with the0 rim of I
a coal liod, bunged up both eyes and 4then
demanded an apology.
As soon as John cotuld ciatch what little
breath was left aroundl loose, anid recovered
somewhat from lisa surprIse, lhe said:
"4There must be some1 terrIble: mnistake."
Tihes explanations followed, thie two
hlusband~ called first 0on Ekdora whoin they
found sitting ini the hallway with a band
box In hler lap andl weepiug hysterically. As.
5001n as she was calnoed and reassuredi, the
wife of John sonior aas sought and found
sittin~g staring in a dazed sort of way at tho
telephone, niot able to understand whiat tho
matter was. *
Thie two Johns then and there resolved to t
lbanish the; telephone from th'elr1 families
forever, anjl that is tihe reason thn company
lest two subscribers, anid a butcher noldl two
pounds . leoan beeogak to a sad-lopklng. '
paan cdjgaomppnion, whth a be hdker
chief bou/ around hlis eyes, ..
- 21e riot too prpodIgel: the kettlo when I
too (til '1uts Out the fire. ..
Theoi~' er 1e 1mpera1M wVIn. II
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The text of thee Prin'c imp erial's will N
Mrit been producd for pulicaion. 11 is
written i 1-'ench. The fllowlig i a e
inm lslal it'n :
Dole al (allitden I'lace, t'himellititxl, l 1 N
244th daty of ebur.1879,.
This is my) will :
1. 1 dile inl lte ('tholie Apotoliv ald
Iotonliin inwih a ornl.
2. 1 desire tit mi1y body m11111 1w placed
wlar that' of my, fatr.lii pending Iite time 8
wheteiy Shall bo(1 lt 11111sporteil Io
w ItVho Ile oun1d4 ler of 41ur1l housei. relno'es inl
11h. midst of the P1ren1ch pe-ople, whoml We
iave. like himn, dh-arly livel.
N. ly h11t tonriht will bet for my
ro1ntv. It iS for ' ranll(c thmt I wou1ld
wVisli 14 (Ile.
-1. 1 hope timt 1 n11N 11m4,1t.r l ill pre rv
r melt, when.1 Itl am( no mre the atffeelion.
00l 111-m110ry w'lh I 811111 cIetishn f or ltr
11tutil Inly hist, momnent.
5. L.et. mly private friills, Inly servantts
Aid tIe part isalns of the eanse(' which I rep
resent he convined that my13' ackiowledg- C
meits toward them will only en1d with mily c
0'. I shall (lie with ia sentii1ent of pro
foutid gratitude towai ier Majesty the
Queen f 1lglaild, toward iall Ile ro3'al
family, and toward the couitry where I
have received. diiig eight years, so eor
lial a1 hospitality. c
I constitute mily well-lieloved motlher, IeI
Iampress Egl(lg ie, ly 8ol( legatee, she
being charged with attenlding to the follow
I leave 200,000 franes to my coui, i.
Prince .1. N. Mlirat. |r
I leave 100,001) francs to M. le Iaron 1 i
Corvisart, ill acknowledgement of hlis de
I leave 100,000 francs to Mile. de I ar- -
minlat, who hias always shAownI hersell so at
tached to amy liother.
I leave 100,000 franes to 1. A. Filou,
mily old tuior. -
I leave 1110,000 franes to M. Lj. N. 11on
neai ; 100.000 francs to M. N. Espinasse ; I
100,000 francs to Captait A. lizol, iy
I desire that, my dear mother shall pa2y a
pensionl for life of 10,000 franes to P'rince I
L. Li. lonaparte; at life pension of 50 011
francs to M. iBachon, ily old equerry, and
a life pension of 2500 francs (ach to
Madame Thierry andi to Ulimann.
I desire thatti all 1my other servanits lie
never deprived of their situations.
I desire to leave to Prinice N. Charle's
Iolliaparte, to the Ihike de lBassanag :m1d to
31. Hotilier three of (he most beailiful 2
sitivenirs tha1t 1113y testaimenttry e'xecitors
I desire to leave alsio to tenecral Simmons,
to M. Strode and to Monsignor Goddard,
three souvenirs tha. ily testamentary ex
ectitors shall designiate aioing the articles
of valie that belong to me.
I leave to .1. P. Plietri miy pinl pointed
with 1 stone (cat's eye), an1d to M. Corvi
sairt mlly pinl (perle rose) ; to llle. de [,ar
minat a medallion cotliainiing the portraits1
of liy father and molter; to Mladitme1
Lebreton 11y enameled watei, orn'taienited
With 11my Cipher mll dialliolds ; (o Al I. I
Conlneau, Espinasse, Bizot, J. N. Mutaitl.,
A. Fleury, 1. de llourgoing an(1 S. (tori-v
sart, my lr-Ils and uniforms, ex(ept. (Ile
last that I may have worn, and that I leave
to 11y Illother.
I leave to 31. D'Entraigues a pin mounted
With a filne pearl, round in form, Which was
given me by ithe Empress.
I beg of my motCher to be so kiid as to
distribute 1.0 the persons who during my I
lifetime have manifested at.tachmnent toward
Me 80111 jewels Or objects of less value
which imlay remind theill of me
I leave to Aladame lt Coitess Clary 213 2
pmmoilloitted with a fie clear pearl ; to (It
Dic de 1 1tescar, lily Cousin, iiy Spanish
swords. (Signed) . NAPIo.nox.
The whole of this is written 123 1113 own) I
1 have o need(8 to rccomnd( my13 mlothie <
to nleglect, nothing in order2 to dIefend1( the I
memzor'y of 1113 grealt unicle and( of 1my3 fat hler.
I heg hecr to remem~inber that, so lon1g aIs
ther'e s1hal11be loniapart ists, the Implleial -
eause will have representatives. Th'Ie (dut1es $
oIf our' house toward'( the coun11try' wVill' not
28ease( withI 11y3 lifc. A~t 1113 dleathl the tatsk
o~f coti iing the wo'(rk oif Naplon OI an 111(
Napoleon III delIves uiponI the eldest son11
f Prince Naipoleon, and1( I hope) that, 1113'
wel-belovedl mlothera, ini second(ing hhn11 with t
dll her power', wvIll give 1us who shall be no( I
mlore this last and1( supreme proof (If hir r
(Signed) Na Poti~..
Th'Ie 20th1 of Febr'uary, 1879), at Chisel
I noinate1111 Messrs. Rouher11 and1( F. Pietari
3xecuItor1s (If my will.
(By F.. Pietr'h, I mean Franceshinh
Forestue and~ Rainfiall-'
Manuy river's have totally3 disappeoaraed
yr have beeni reduettvd to mere streams111
by an irtional fellIng of thle for'ests. a
[i te northeast of' Germiany, the Narph I
u11d Gold1 rivers exIst only in nlame. a
i'he classic lanids of antiquitty are rich a
n1 8sa( lessons of def'oresta'tlonI. The
Ilprinigs and brooksof Paulestlino are dry, t
mud the frititfiulness of thie land1 has dis
tpeared. Thle Jol'dan Is four feetd
ower than It was In the New Testa- a
nlent days. Gr'eece and1. Spaini stuffer 2
ever'ely to this (lay from the effects of *t
lestroylnig their forests. Mlny parts of d
he kIngdom of Wurtemnbnrg have been t
'enidered almnosa barren by tho felling s
>f trees. In Ilungatry thie periodleailly
'6turilng drotath Is uni~iver'sally attrib- a
ltedl to -thte extermitati of the for- s
usts. We attribute the prtesenit tunfriutit- s
uitness of Asift Minor 'and Greece to
he destrutction of the wvoods; steppes, la
'ulins and tombs haetken the plaed
>f what was the highest culturie. Star- f
tinla andi Sieity wore once thle granarie'sa
>f Italy,. btut have long since lost the e
'rutattftlness sung by the ancIent po0ets- n
)n the other hand man enni improve t
h10'cohd~itionl of tile land in wiel lie el
ives, more slowly indeed, btit as eer- o
ainhy, by cultivating and pr'eserving y
ho f'orests. .In earlier years. reliable ti
ttluhorities .have told1 us thatt in thle h
)elta of npper Egypt there were only h
LY wo ogshx days of pain.1 theoyeai', ut fI
hatsinceh intelj .9hemet All 'l
ausdisme 20,(40ftrees to bo, 1a, tod, a
heuabrof.Jye pf rain in .the eyear (1
ais inoreaedto forty-five or for tytsi~, L
Miho Sud$ datikha. prodneed Yarchark- h
b14 reulIts. Ismaa is bit onI w I.
.1s a sa ily d I eseI, , but since II
rolluInIII h31 a' bot-ii4g 14 :Is I I ratvd wiI
aial w I r, t reI-:.e II, I 13 (a I b t hi t
Ilaats ave spr11% ng u 8 ip s i1Y I4gi
itd , with1 the- revappoa rancev of* Ithv vet
tatl ilin thle teJllate it:I.z tn gel
il o 11fl4 -ln y arz ( a-1) ]',il %I w i n4
I o1wl i Io I (s rI i In, If I u t 33 I
13y', 1868, to May 1869, Iirtien ial
eI TIe'11rded, a11111 once suli44 a rai
orml, that the nativsi- 1okei ulpoin3
14 :t up. . ;\t'e ri: 11,1
-It hI :i : vory s i ri k i It., in o I e f1 1 I
h3ange ot' elitniat e 1 tbin" p41l .t.4 I
113 eth at8 1 re-i l 4 (11 I lo-, ti . I -I(It1I I l r ef
'hc hs thiel railr-114 ;111 S 10 -,4 r T riI
II gi ori 11( )n1113 I. \ :t I t i 1 i e.:
I4n (tI for it w vee 141 :1 aki Io 1.1t iII
t ret ch o f* bar rennes I4I4IIs oi whiebI to i II
read wnurthena %eems to rest. It, Is
urnse that rests onl it calledi dow it rro
1om14 leaven by inan. F ive htindr<1.
rli's ago anl imense orest Stood
Ae groillid where flow is i othjiig 6,
sell of, Stolle. Velletianls came at
fwed down hes,lit143ti ts i ordetr to pr
Ire ood for piles )d(1 IlcatiI
IIrp 1 es.
A 111ih Mar1friai041.
Tel. Welding was lit at kraal about I
files from tihe camlp. Shall I ever fr
hatt drive, as' We jolted over. stones lit
'h11atve tnlt-hills, and humpied in and o.
11 holeis, tile ou ll e 111 me1 goIl i 31 fu
a:11ll , till wve reailly expieted thait, lthe ca
iolid towrn over with us every m114n114e Vi
tS We apprched Whie( k11.11l, our* a 11111we Will
Ieel4d by llt h1411ieks, yells am1l hows i
he Wedding paorly ; anood, onl surmont3'1iil
ridge of grouind, W calile ulipo a4 cor
iny all inl "full fig, " prticin one of1tli
11111cesq. The ien wore hIr h1Ime i
laick feathlers, wileb orovered lt hi heal
aId shiels covered with cow-hide, Il
1111r111i sticks, which they waved and In
lishied inl ai very warlik nui umei4r. 'I'll(
Vero er timlially i motioil , s1 un3pin
;rtliilng lnd Sh uti ngit , 1'in at last t ll inl
tkind of proessio11, whieb Ilnoel il
vard th( ku1111, n110cilg . all t iitw way. i-ei
low lnd Whi ne 1 w431' 1arri, i n-, 11Ire tIl
1111l11y excitlld 1,w 'IIul hburst from t rnkI Ilk
11lio wViith 1a Ilihit ,tppillg 1c-tio
evenil yards ill divatce. ie wgouild ilt
top, am3id wNith 111 I)uer al IvS and1 s Iirun
-yrations, ouidd o(I througih hie motions
ililli his I aIIIro nIf lt1 s, con 1iiing 3t1e
mids hle(- plaudits of his companlion i
hey caught him 1up), whenl he would ill i
mly it) bie succeedied by anl exeiled rivu
aiger to ('til if nlot to oultdo him. 'll
wo0 sister of yIIIhe b 4ride, 3legan4ly attired
Lifew rows of green, Whitile and pink hed
comlpani(ed I Ils jovil crew, sihriekling Il
acinig about as. if possessed. - The fathler
01. bride wilsc e, 11 , lt o, distingntistilI
Iom 13he other "bralves" bly the( ext Ira long1111
If Is ta4il o31 feaiterS, Which illing from 11
op of his hed amd rea'ched all down J:
me.A hsineetn omlpanly pr
lded, they were mle llI1y women431 inl pa1l
ill dressed (t) alike ill the Same e lI Ill i
impiplit3y,who ran to Imet. Iivthe's3reai4iI
ilet h(op of their voies and1111 Imkln m'el 1
)ectuhar trenomlous Shrill. noise, which r
nind31ed m e more of 111t01111" thlin an.
hing hle. Th bese fell into the ran1lks4,
lid t alargec comlpanly o)f youngll gilIs ml
:11ildren, hol) aill rushed to (me Il ih i
ipeariig to ble )ad Witli excitement. TI
vh3ole body then advinced lait, a 11111jes
01o1 (of pace , a111 (Ing 11 n1 step 0orIa'rdWi
h'e" Same m4V omient)' , rai isilg their lield
ivin allistm anlld a yLlld .o on
heow. to "hsort ofpradteroun tlin fr00
owfete kraalwhereathe idrew up in Vlii
wo( olartihreef deep an conue to sla
ng and shtinga waVin tof arms, positio
lie old fashoed ote manmuvoer, acror
mnyid themselvesl .,y agso' ng, hic o
1st Invte perpetufaliu reition ofihr
mal's in rioo oey I, havt onlyertim
hambthi tunmbl te cot, hic isored i
hoeronyal Shmea pnsions. l'heo~l ar
urrg ndd"you wol bggey ofsiter3s ni
ymath, Izin rendo copoetn ma fah
he~ dancer smingh atsek and a knif
bser han d erdrs cnsiaked thf dead a
ang lled th reag to n her moutr w
nudi of he period.ut It, watoe 1n0e
'inedls rter, mswathe obsee, contm
rous exprbeson o her horntenance, wht
a vdny the higes okdtile pal
libr. pole, and theellnrulyheCow.
won" rs. Gamp'pasedur of tnrl
let se. he a saittl enorious i
10ebnarrtLonit on e gye leasto (11
uthorites, whk o garishe orb oad atr
udlience. and shsecldtshe Jsiotki
sther baoned syflulie- of~ hedes
av't lie na fallelosid resinc wit
umble, cowl cotav to sforebod <e
ovrt."' Sa~hepaused a momentp. an
ro ~w sal beer-Jug from? huerU ahn
orlsfd," "Ityt cops my fee4ni
dtI e meln ats"B o
t"'%NNt II-)! 41-1.. Ir!"
111114 lia hill . naaI. n1 w k and (ex
1 14' diIun 1.v I'VIn . %%a, I p 8it f l oblec-t1 as. Ihe.
appln e4' l I 1 b11 Owhe l'1lb e ('b4dr1
14 le. haiveen innseIm.o son-cting,".. but
he- kiitew lImt wh lal, Ami Soint.1x>Oh's m
phaint , andi Ito' was filled uit 1lh in' u iln
abl. eIn-a 1,41r thll- 1,111-. Suelth-n-Ily. theu
inil ' 41 his \%if', llalli, 4 wth-d ill his
aIrst asl llis, I ifne pi : llc ei-r Wlo' t h hench,
aild hi- mank bac-k tin lte nailing hir suip
"You i \i -( harges. yill n\it h ust.<ault ing.
- i.. : It 1a11I 11ninI).- he-r, I Ille-IuI4ry,4v. W hat14 4 a1 ve
01 14 ,:ay ." pIker .1 wI ic.' AI ITrray.
I "t 11nwh. 'Air," m ut- - li . rv 1 . 14111y.
I i I ll r1, a v un -b, I I It 1111 r. " - iudI
; i I It ' i\-, I.min 1ve 1 1 lilk- a 4 Ir 11,11ld.
'r I ,1I,, w' , - l I i i)llu, ' t ak 1 mp
I "WhI:k t '"1 444 tln-Ih-k 0, a1 she1 towered
a toe hinm inl her. wl:0hl. her black eye..4
lashi 'I o and hI 4i14-4ks h uh111'(Ime tl. "Yoi
didn ' assault Ine, you initolerable lit1le
Swhelp. Youk didhn 'tailding mIe tin' YOU
m <lin't t ell Inw t hat youl (m'y took me' for.
dluk and 1141ot ftuk onl y our Imrg ainyou
litt I- red-heatlded Cuss, you f'
N N-no, it --h1111 it-i, II n'y "
"lDidn't, You Itry to murIIder mne, you imup
o' dari Ikne, ss, by shyvin' at broad atxe ait Im.
Ani' nlearly broke myi) skull ?
e "it d1--dihil't hit youl."
"INo, but you'd wish it had, yout blood
lhirl y lly e1 44tion, you ''
"A! it wasq m-iny b--broad litchet,
ain' 1-1 2as on'y 1 -in ' 141 it aw1y wl
when y.u it J--jerked it on---out o' 111-mly
hal'. I i dn't I II I~ 44:111 24 I1111'
"You didi't me'4anl ! No, you're too m4ean
filr anyth~lillr. Too imeanl to' live, and, ligh,
I donet know' htow\, I ever4 comlie u 11wi t01
ItSuich it horrid crenalt.r anlyhow." .I,
"i [ohd on4 , M adameI',i" aid hi 4 1'lor.
"11. st rikes mei( t hat you have at very srn
vocabiiry . your disposal."
Ig 4 neve~r haid any envalry ait miy disposal,
lA il! j'
"I'll swear. to it fl tlis ilie
Is "OhI, d-dear m-me. Now shes aigoin'i
tio-to commlit, p-per-jury, groanled 11(enr1y.
SheI( lola-d ait him as if' she( co l conun11it
i"You'l ln2' gl'to i'veln hail to appearl
,r, foil. I. ' l e lIgi4i11 144I1114I 4' 144k1'
fo 1ra, Ileulry," maidl His Ilonlor.
ll-how much1014, a1sked I lenIry.
"Five h'mired (l'1rs.''
.Y " h, flear, I ca.. neverl ge.t tIlt," he(
ro1:me1id a,. lit. wajS.Iett\ way by wo olie
ver's. Sh past!111.sed 4own. an! d out' a deter
IinIed, terrible. Specimen of the women111
who " i a oin ' to 1 l. t aIIly 1111 IIle' 14r.
Ni, sir-, not by at jlag full]."
lt Thle ih(gar Mllanl nud likes DengUist.
i t "'e Ih y 8 e11 n Imly a'ppear ing
It" I 'indivihil e11tt'1n-d o le of our proii11
Sover the Sigrindulre of at wetll-knlown phlysi4
cianl. The chi'ggrist imlmlerlately procee'deed
ofto pult it up1 I necOrl'hme1e willh hirlphie
dirCtionl. When e had inisheiil he
111manded thel' mimlite package411 t'o Ihe pur
chas(r1 with at laant
lTwent' y-five en 4, y) a "
I "Th(4 e I nIaIn( receive I I 1he pre1r1i ion,
w e111t 4 down in his.4 poets, pu2lh1d ot 'llilve
cenIJs. b1 it on the conner aind started to
r I "ill Ina -he l, a i h (1111rggit1 "y mou've
unnt1e it nust ke; t wenity-five cents."
C "All right," was the'rM, v f enill ;
V there it. is.
"TI is ony-iicet," w s Lihe re..
jgind ' yer. otyive e1i1s w ."
0- 42(111dt - (II I 4.1 14eieijtiC CIIyl 1ly.' L.
"I Itll yo(Il rI it N- - 'IV enI1 s - there
it is," aind the munl -walkedI towant.( the door.
Then owe drfggist gIialt anlgiry, en(1me1O1
ifrom binI'41 d the e4t) imter nd happilg the
m tanl oni the shoub la, yelling :
11 y fried, te price is twenty live
i t "What b1yutiakl-me f1.o w0 the
responsa ;~t,1( "I ntI o foo. 10fThers yofr
livte cenrI1 on thed couter FivgneloI 11n114
here iti1 i)1Cs. '111)1100( 10,11(
One11( ~ poe aaemt was plmae t1o1 expan
th cllrliltieec beholdn Uoth co,n- theo
repetat bring, f h o ca 1818ol
"Thre1ou fCiv 124h cenJt" oef teo str(.
Stourned It thams of iow cothInd in1'O
r the rear-y p1he store,101 w ofere laughing'
towmslve 0 ie v er his; toul~e.~~kcon
koWy, 112aet' ol-- sind the, 's as
wdoaf s a mler. Yuare1sol toidpsone.
"Weoldd' c are," replie d theial d~orug
gste got ~l hris cked made1IoI( tro
centso theI pcrptlion anyway.44o"~at
Ab anrer's ofNe'rul$,w Plug e4.1
ere1 d nmeto ofueaut,ifyngvhs swtglit
W III singr bt for ' thetake hofbirs oti
Ia kointhi panwrap oesa' no .recommend
.t th dicovry. nerday cati~ spragora
athoe ennry.Thebir escpe, bt it
g ohi on.% ~T bir owne imeiteyto
4n tiehnjn hcedottefeteso
-,tecnr' hed th4 uncosltl