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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. W INNSBORO, S.. C., DECEMBER 6, 1879. VOL I.-NO 13
LET IT PASS.
Io not swift lo take ofense;
Let it pass I
Anger is a too to "onle ;
Le.t it paol I
Brood not dark-y o'er a wrong
Which will disappear oro long :)
Rather sing tisle choery song
Let it pass !
LoL It pass I
Strife corrodes the purest m'ud
Lot it pass I
As the unrogarded wind,
Lot it pasa I
And vulgar souls that jive
May condemn without reprieve
'Tis the noble who forgive.
14at it pass I
Let it pass I
Echo not an angry word;
Let i pass I
Think how of ten you havo erred
Let it pais !
S:noo our joys must pass away,
Like the dew-driops on thu spray,
Wi.orefore should our sorrows stay ?
Let them pass I
Let them pass I
If for good you'vo taken ill,
Let it pass I
Oh I be kin I and gentlo still-;
Lot it pass !
Time at last nakes a'l things straight
Let us not resent, but -wat,
And our triumph shall be great-;
Let It pasa I
Let it pas I
Bid your anger to depart,
Let it pass I
Lay these homely words to heart,
"Lot it pass 1"
Follow not the giddy throng;
Better to be waouged than wrong
Therefore uiig the oioery ons
Let it pass I
Let it pass I
The Proud Lady of the Castle.
Last of the nughty race of Windeck,
famed for brave men and lovely women,
was Adolheld, heiress of the castle and
broad lands that had been owned by her
ancestors, and, so far as beat'ty went, she
was worthy of her lineage, but of a proud
and haughty temper. bo proud was she
that among all the nobles of Brisgau she
could find none whoni she thought worthy
to call her lord; and year after year passed
on, finding her still unwedded, and overy
year sOme unfortunate lover or other was
turned from the castle with looks of scorn
and words of ridicule.
Among those whomn she had, after her
fashion, first attached to her by every art,
and afterward repelled with bitter derision
was a young man of. Uoble family, b4
slender fortuub, who had long been in her
service as page or squire, as the fashion of
those days demanded,
After years ot patient waiting and hope,
the youth ventured to declare himself, and
was received by the lidy with a storm of
sarcasm that literally overwhelmed him.
Stung to the heart by her hard speeches,
and by the sense of his own folly and pre
sumption, which suddenly poured in upon
him like a flood, he left his mistress' pres
once only to write a word of farewell to
his mother, whose only son he was, and
whom lie tenderly loved, then threw hhm
self into the Rhinc.
A few (lays afterward a woman, mad
dened with rage and sorrouv a widow
whose only son had died a suicide's death,
sought the Lady Adelheid in her castle on
the hill, accused her of being the murderess
of her boy, and heaped upon her head the
bitterest cuirses that her outraged another
heart could devise 01- her woman's tongue
utter.- . .
"Unloved you shall live," she crIed,
and unregretted die. Even in the grave
you siltall find .no peace; even there my
curse shall follow you, and send you forth
to wander, a restless, iniserable ghost-rest
less forever I"
"Ah!I" cried the Lady Adeihold, with
whito face and scared eyes, all her hatugh..
tiness flown, "do not utter suich terrible
words 1 hlave you no mercy ?? -
The wretched mother smiled grimly.
"Yes, I will have mercy," she said. "Thus
* ~ shall yoo'epirit wannder through these very
halls until you find a lover as true, as hon
eat, as pure hleartedi as my poor lost sonm,
* willing to woo the phantom .for hals bride.
Then only you shall rest in~ peaco.
Under this curse, ays the legendl, the
lady of Windheck lived and died. She was
the last of her race, and not many years
after her death, the castle, uninhabitect and
deserted, fell into ruins. Its new~ owners
had indeed; made many attempts to inhabit
it,-but had been absolutely driven out of
the place by the 'unearthly sounds which
disttirged .the e stilines of ,tiho nilht, and
whiehesdacely allowed a living so i in the
building so much as to close an eye from
minight to cock-crow. IDoors would open
and shut mnysteriously, footsteps resoundh
through the silent corridiors, hmghts, ii
* humined by no visible hand, sudttenly burn
in the windows, while over every mirror In
the house thme shadowy form of a womlan,
clothed in white, with long black hair
hanging below her shoulders, would be
scon--would pass-disapperinmg in one
place only to appear the nbxt moment in
It happenedi, howewer,, that .one, day a
# ~haunter ;of noble failiy, a stranger
iIi1h5 eoetement of the chase, up to
the very gate of the deserted mansion.
The deer whichbhe was pursuing rqished by
him into the very ruins, as though it were
taking sanctuary. The young man, by
pomorkvonsel,:hadt bgard somne cura
ious egend es onietcd wih e4 ftmned
castle on the height, and possibly', huit
from ouriosit yand half because ho was
hot and ird with a day of specially poor
ort he. dismounted and led his horse,
t~o 1 U.isself,: through .th0dhranbhsa
andbmo~ 5j40had overgrgWn tho ;ypiped
yhdng6Q a86ting lhaself for a mnoiitntd
rest .on~ a fallen mass of brick work over
laid with moes, and letting bia borse pweply
time grazo at his will from the rsik growth
-of the court yard, "A ery curious place.
Looks as if no one a been. hero for a
iadit alth.WIoh f4hr ct ,1
this hot day." And as he took off hils
hunting cap to air his heated brow, his
thoughts reverted lovingly to a certain
glass tankard In his uncle's house, which,
when filled with yellow Strasburg beer, was
ahont as pleasant a slght to Kurt von Stein
as the world could well offer.
After a while the Idea occurred to tjie
young man that as chanco had brought him
to the castle, he ulight as well pay hils re
spects to the owner of it, whether she were
i phantoim or not.
A turret stair, broken and worn, was
close at hand to the spot which he had
chosen for a resting place. Twillght was
beginning to fall as he reached the castle;
now, suddenly, darkness seomed to have
come, and as lie mounted the windhig tur
ret stairs he noticed that lights were al
ready showing through many of the win
(lows of what appeared to be a less ruinous
part of the building than that by which he
iThat Is al right," said Kurt to himself.
"I Was wise to try my fortuito here. A
supper, or even a bed, would not cone amiss
to me, for I scavely know how I shall tihid
my way back to my uncle's house to-night.
But at any rate I sha.1 got some directons,
and, perhaps, if the people are not over
hospitable, a guide homo."
So saying, lie made his way up to the
staircase, and knocked at a door which was
at the top of It. The door opened noise
lessly, as though by an unseen hand, and
admitted him into a long corridor, lighted
anda adorned with white marble statues.
From this he passed It it suite of rooms
hung with tapestry, and strewn with fresh
ly laid rushes, with a few carved settles
and chests for furniture. Still lie met no
Next lie came into a great hall on the
walls of which hung a number of antique
portraits, while in the center of the apart
ment was a table spread as If for supper.
"This is very curious," saH'i Kurt to
himself. "Where can the family be gone
to? However, one conifoi t is, they've got
something to eat. I think I'll wait here
and give them the chance of inviting me."
So saying, he sat quietly down at one
end of the table which was laid for two
persons. Scarcely had he done so when
the door of the room opened noiselessly
and a lady, young and beautiful, but with
a somnewhat sad ai-. pale face, entered tWe
Kurt rose and at once began to make
apologies for his unwarrantable intrusion.
The lady waved a white hand toward him
and bade hin be seated. "Say no more,"
she said, in a sweet, sadt voice. "I expect
There was evidently some mistake here,
thought Kurt, but r.9 the mistake seemed
to mean a good supper, lie was not unwill
ing to fall Into It. Lie at once took a seat
at the table, and the lady took her's op
She was certainly very beautiful, lie
thought, as he looked again at her over the
binmtpg wine-cup. ilie wine, too, was
excellent; so was the whole repast-at
which the lady waited upon him with he
own fair hands-the only peculiarity about
it being that neither bread nor salt was to
found on the table, but Kurt von Stein was
too much of a gentleman to notice the
Onission, though he certainly enjoyed his
supper the loss by reason of their absence.
At length the young man ventured to
ask one or two questions of his kindly
hostess. "May I inquire," lie said, "are
you, fair lady, the daughter of this
"Yes," was the answer, given, as it
seemed, sadly and low.
"And your parents"
"They are there," said the lady pointing
to the pictures on the walls.
"Do you mean to say that you live in
this-house alone ?" asked Von Stein.
"Alone," returned the lady. "I am the
last of my race."
Who shall say how it came about ? The
lady was beautiful, the mlan was young.
In stuch case love Is sometimes found to be
a plant that does not take long in growing.
Mloreover, Voa Stein, though noble, was
poor and the lady the last of her race, thie
heiress of an ancient lineage. Possibly the
notion of the Inheritance the lonely girl
might bring with her had some part in the
sudden passion whidh illied the young mani's
heart. Who can tell?
It was not 'long before lie found himself
kneeling at her feet and offering the beau
tiful maiden all lie had to offer-his-devo
tion and his life.
The lady listened silently and wilth
b)owed head to his ardent pleading. Then
she said, looking upl, but away from himn,
and speakmug absently: "I have heard
those words before."
"Bit never from lips so true, so honest,
so disinterested,;" said the young man
warmly, lorgetting in his fascination for
the beautiful lady how'hie had certaInly
taken her inheritance into account ini the
T'ihe lady sighed and was silent,
Then shO spoke: "If I yild to your
wIshes, we must be married at once."
"At once I" cried Von Stein, perhaps a
little statledl. Yet what lovyer ever found
the time between betrothal and marriage
too short I ." I am ready,'' ho said, gal
Trho lady s'miled, moved softly 'away to
an old worm eaten chest which was set
against thme wail, took from it two rings,
and a white veil, and crown of myrtle,
which she laid upon 11cr dark flowing hair.
Her dress was white.
" Conme,' she said to her larver, and led
A little benildered, after the fashion of
br-idegr'ooms In general, and obarcely know
ing whether to be happy eor alarmed, the
young man followed lisa bride through, as
it seemed to him, miles of dimly lighted
autdpassages, where the damp was
vaultedg dlown the wails, and, where un
thou .htiof steps, uip nnd down, were ready
at every moment to trip up the unwary
passer. Them lady, however, seemed to be
well acquainted with every turn and twIst
of the places, and giving her hand to her
o0Verrhkeled' dhhion Ste3p by step until at
*length they reachesd a vaulted chamber,
wvlh they had - no spgner entered than a
'$eat iroi 'door shut, heatly behind them,
,with a sofundihat eohoed throttgh every
arch of the dimly lighted buildlng.
It was the chapel.
t0 Your hand is cold, my love," said the
,lyoung man,'tonderly, to his bride. acif
"Nomater;yours bas warmthanlf
is nghftbth' 'etti'n~d tIh6'ldy
ethelife~t 1%tyl to ebb ffom
tha young maons heart as he observed the
stone figure of a bishop wich was so lp.
tqdo-g * eo tre of the.
position and walk up the steps of the altar.
he eyes of the bishop flamed like glow
worms, tile candles upon the altar ligilted
of themselves, and the tones of an organ
rolled solemnly through the vaulted build
"Kurt von Stein, wilt thou take the
Lady 'of Windeck for thy lawful wife ?"
said the bisbop, in low, sepulebral tones,
which sounded as though not te, but some
iitulled voice a dozen yards away, were
At this moment the whole horror of -the
scetne seemed to break upon the young
man. Around hitv, slowly rising from
their graves lie saw the sirodied forms and
fleslhlessF faces of the dead, who came as
witnesses to the tghostly marriage. Even
tle face ot his bride ls his f:iseiaitted e 'es
fixed upon it., wore the livid hue of death,
lie turned in an agony to fly from the hor
rible scene, tried to snatch his hand from
the coid, hard grip of the phantom-lady,
fell, as he believed, senseless upon the
chapel lioor-and awoke to flud himself, at
dawn (.f dty, lying at his full :lenglh oi
the mossgrown stone where he had sat tol
rest the night before, at the castle door,
and his horse intent upon ll early meal oni
the rank. herbage of the grass-grown court.
When he told his [ale in the village and
at the neighboring castles, no one in the
least doubtod that he had almost, if not
.quite, laid the unquiet spirit of the Lady
An Ancient Flni',ta Pane.
In tile old Flemish town of Oudenard,
an edifice remarkable for its style and an
tiquity, tile Church of Notre Dame de Pa
mele is now being restored. This building
was erected by Arnold IV., of Oudenard,
created im 1225 first Barod de Paele 3by
the Countess Joan, whose Councillor 1he
was. lie built it on his return from the
Crusades, on the site of an old chapel dedli
caled to the Virgin. An inscription men
tions the dIa0te 1 ot the commencement of tihe
building-the 4th of the ides of March,
1234, and tie naeni of the architect, Ar
nouiphe de Binche. It was comnpleted in
1237. The Church of Palnele, unique of
its kind in Belgium, is most interesting for
the study of the early period of Gothic art.
Built hi tile form (it a cross, it is 105 feet
long and 50 feet wide, and of equal heigth
under the central nave. Tile transept is
400 feet long. At the intersection of the
arms of the cross rises an octagonal tower
with a pyranatdai roof. The caoir, with a
pentagonal abside, is surrounded with nu.
morous bays, and a Iriforiuml of majestic
simplicity tompletes this gem of areltitec
Lure on the eastern side. Tihe transepts,
ind especially the nave, although construct
ed neat ly at the samne period as the choir.
are less graceful in detail, but have similar
granideur on the whole. Notre Dame ie
Pamele, so interesting on many accounts,
has auflered great injuries.' Time and tile
Scheidt, close to it, had( exercised their ra
vages on it. Already, a century age, it was
considered in so bad a state thiat its testora
tion was looked upon as useless or even
impossible. Thein it was daubed over in
sido with plamter, its .bianntiful coluimns
were transformed into i(eous square pil
laitrs, its pointed windows were changed into
circular ones. and an enormous coonice
destroyed the light. elevated aspect of the
building. The triforium a1(fnd th windows
were partially stopped up, the roof moditied,
and whitewast' appeared everywhere. In
short, the muonument so thoroughly lost its
original character that Schayes was deceiv
ed, ana took the pillars and the circular
windows of tile choir for authentic. At
present, opinion has changed, and the res
toration and consolidation of tile Church Is
not considered impossible, atie the work
lis been going oil for a year with great ac
tivity. it hits been contitled to M. Van
Assche, who understands restoration in its
tr .1o sense. Full of respect for the work of
his predecessor of tile tilrteenthl cenltu-y,
he is endeavoring to re-estrablish it stich as
it left the hands of Arnonlphe D~e Ilinchie
Thefl choir has1 alread~y resumedc~ its pr'imittve
arpect, and tile rest (of the church is pro
grcssing rapidly ini the same11 direction.
Victorn, Cielff i the A pamcois,
VIctoria claimns to be a hereditary chief of
tihe Apag1hes, dlirectly de~seetnded on the fa
ther's side from a long lne of royal alnces
tors. In this he is distinguished from tile
other chiefs int tihe same band, Loco and(
Nana, who have achieved their owvn great.
ness5. Victoria was born great. Hie is
almost nity years old, flye'feet nine an~d
01n-half inches in heigth, with 11rreguhtlr,
but not unpleasant features and stold coutn
tenance, Is long ha~ir p~lentifutlly sprinkled
with gray, hanging over ils shotulders.
Victoria is wvar chief of tile band, and in
times of war takes precedence over all
others. In early days he was tile compan
ion and trustedi friend (If Mlangas Colorado
and Cochise. Bhne-- tile miassacero at P'inos
Altos, about sixteen years ago (whe ianlf
gas, whio, at the earnest request of Geterai
West, hald COm~o ha for a conferencee, was
killed whilo sleeping In a military tent),
in whih h1e narrowl~y escaped dethl, he0
has been extremely suspicious of white
men. and for years after cotng on the res
ervation at Canatia wvould never shlow him
self in town whlen Americans were preaeht.
This extreme caution was so often exerci
sed that ho acquiredl tihe reputation of being
an arrant coward, a reputation which he
rathter encouraged and~ gloried in.
Theo Inhosplttwle Ftmnity.
Tlhe.other day a genuino tramp with a
stomitch yearning for a pIcked-up mneai uni
dertook to enter a yard on Winder street. A
large, fierce dog stood at the gate to give
hiin a hostile welcome, an~d after vainly
trying to pi'opitiato the animal, thme tramp
caled to a lad of ten, who was making a
kite on thle veranda:
'"[Hey, sonny I"'
"Yea, I'm hay," was tho reply.
"Say, hub, call off yer dog.'
"No use-no use," replied tile lad.
"Even If you got Jr herc, ma's waiting at
theO kitchen door wilh a kittle of 11ot water,
Sarahl's working the telephone to gh, tihe
police, and l'm hero to holler 'murder I'
and wake up the whole street I"
--The strength of the Frenchl army
ne~xt year il be 088,800 mteni,
i~eshilpmnents of pig Irors to this
country at eraptdly intireasIng.
-The Sonthi Mrican war h a cost
Gm'es t Britaini so Wast, $30,O0,,
-There ar'e no f'ever than 80byoff
Atmerlomis now tttdylngi 1r , atrIs
rortyt ps in:AI ftininutes was the
iim sad~b a V'r tris 4Sarir Iedn
Ad ulterat iost.
Adulterations there are, of course, which
are deleterious, but such are exceptio-ial.
lie distinet ions, then, or general eks -ilI
cation 1inate of adulteratioln, 1110 10
which are deleteriotis, f'alduIlent, and acci
delitil. If'a bottle of aVs tt-oil is )u1r1Csd
alt at low price o(sf i tIrdclais grocer, it may
be quite positively asseited that, instead of
dresing a stald With the fluid derived from
the olive, it is the oil of the cottonl-sed
which entlers mlogt largely Iinto the compo
sit ion. This is, thenl, a fralliillent, and
not a deleterilous adulteration. In examinl
ing the latent and best prepared tables of
aldulerated foods. where the )oisonlols
things are labeled, this hilspielon Cters into
one's mind whether uy that chemicald annly
si. the I.resence of mineral and metallic
salts were not dIe, rather, to the aocidents
ot' preparation. The C .boIt alu1m in
bread, aud of stilphate cdyper, hIs been
often raised, but one of Ie est authorities
oil the subject, Dr. Sharples, seemis to
doubt o'rita prevalence Ill the United States.
i hat bread is adulterated witth potatoes,
however, is very positivo. Tihere cian be
nothing specially hlurtfill ill potitoes, but it.
is nevertheless a fraud, as it increaese by
weight of water, the weight of bread, an'd
moiey la paid for somethinr which does
not present the proper proportion of imiti
tive elements. The adulteration of coffee,
it is believed, is alost coistant when I pre
pared coffee-or packing coffec-is used.
That pes, roasted ryeo ground nuts, and
carallel ml1ake 11) the iulk of the supposi
titious mocha canl be tasily shown. The
use of chicory ill coff6 hals been so long in
use, that it no longer cAn be classed its fill
atuiteration. III France there Is hardly
any coffee used which doet's not contain a
modivgum of chicory. Even the Arabs,
who ought to know what is good coffee, (1n
not drink, accordting to Mr. Palgrave, their
neha lure, I)l t lit d sAf ron aid s unc
spices to it. Oi course, the rascahtyi in
the business exists all tile 1 iam 81ll1t
an adulterated article for the pure coffee.
An increalse of weight in the roasted bean
or ill the ground substance is often aceom
pisled by steaming ' the grains or the
grounuds just prior to selling it. In sugars,
adulteratios of an3 kind aire exceedingly
rare. Tlue ois ia(le some six montlis ago
in New York as to adiixture of foreign
matters in sugars had no possible founda
tion. Sanding sugar is illr Etiglish tian
American in practice, and possibly is very
rare even in Great, Britain. in coarse
brown sugars such as are used by retiners,
some slight qantity of mineral impurities
arc found, but their presence is due (ike
positiviely to accident. In tcas, t'he worst
we can expect is to use over again a teln
which hais had its aroma drown Out of it
in Chiall. OCCas1i 9ally soaletling is
brought into tills mai'ket which is derived
from (uite anoth11r 'sotirce than the tea
plant, and it is possible, fron tie colorimg
or dressing, that some people might be de
ceived bf it. One easy-t est of a tea-leatifis,
after maccrating i to break it ; thenl silky
tilin.ents appear, Which hold one broken
part of the leaf to! the other. Everybody
ought to know thut the Chiinese, iIl their
green tca, color tt .af, and Will. VniW~lam.
blue is used. It is iII spices that the meicst
frequent adulterations are to be found,
thoigh we canl hardly call them deletierious.
In pepper, espci~ally if . ought ground,
there is mostly some mustiird and linseed
meal,1 While with the ordi~nary spices;, when
pulverized, as bought in the shops, analysis
mostly shlow flour or ground shiibread, or
cracker-dust. . The great Staple mustard,
when purchased under the name of one or
two English manufacturers, is fairly good,
and may he used either for the tables or,
what is Inost important, for medical pur
poses, but too Often this cOndiment is a
compound of a very little mustard with a
great deal of turmeric, cayenne pepper,
and some very low-priced grades of ginger.
Inl canned preparations, let it be sai~t to the
cr'edit, of tihe Atmericat: manufactturer, ad(ul
terationls, deleterious or fraudulent, are of
tile rarest occutrrence.- They03 may be coarsely
or itneleganltly pu1t up, but ta long series of
carefui sear'ching, unldertaken to'dIiiscovetr
fraud in them11, has1 resullted inl their alssert
lng thleir purity. WVhat is inltendedi, thlen,
by tgiving somlewhat ill dettil tile facets in
r( gard'( to some) few comm~lonl articles ini or
ditiary use0, is to assure timid peopile that
the largest ptroportion of adulterated articles
really (10 no0 great halrmn so far as heallthl is
concernled. lint when adultecrations of milk
take place, a subject wvhich sihould be
treated at length, thten thle case is at most
grave ouue. in a large city, wvhere tihe life
and1( heaulthl of our children depend upon01 tile
milk talken, the least weaikeninug of -tile
milk, thle Jowet ing of its nutritive standlard,
tile slightest tampjerinlg with It, is among
the1 worst of crimle.
I 1 I
tIUInt Dle CtOlmbord,
The Prince is always up at, five o'clock,
if it is good weatiher ihe takes a turn in thle
park, aComn)1liedi by two of his secretaries.
1'he Prin~ce is a grealt hunl~ter and1( a goodi
rider, anid, consequlently, has a fine stable,
p)aved with granite, tile stalia miade of oak,
set off with silver mountings, andi the racks
are of wrought iron. Twenty-five hlorses
are fout "in thle stables. Th'ie Count do
Chasmbordi often visits theni inl his early
nmorning walks. A love for horsesC is 1118
only euprico and his only exlravagance.
Thlree damrk brown animals are exclusively
reserved for 1111m whienever lhe feels like
takmg a gallop. But, these visits to'his
stables an~d walks in the park are never
very long, and regularly at eight o'clock
the granldson of Charles X. is at work.
At first he attends to his correspondence,
dictates letters, then tnrns to tihe mlagazines
and newspaspers. Hie is Interested it) eye y
question, lHe reads antd writes alinost
every lalngulage of Europe. 1his favorilo
sAtidy is social econuomy, Bismatrck once
p)aid hh1n1 tis comlphlment: ~"There is not
a statesman alive who~ is 'bettor posted on
social questions." Brgakfast occurs at 10
o'clock. All tile guests and memlfbers of
thle family, except the (Count and Countcss,
assemblo in the grand' dining-roon). The
gentlemen are dressed in blaok trck coats,
holding the hlats and gloves bi the hand.
'Th1 iadies wecar high'neck dtekss and all,
geatlemnen as well as ladies, remtain standing.
Exactly at 10. o'clock the Count with his
wife on htis arm o'atered the room. All the
guedes bow. lretikfakt .1W short, scarcely
thirty-five iMiiutes. TiQvunt is extraor
dinary cordial. Ilo, ds heartily and he
looks. out that thepoaab in do the same.
Waitesn dresb'aulti and valets in livery
11elo0 'The ato good but
a tbihyay6red. ,~ (,ouit'a right
foMh14 otaJ thu lef
te tId Igt'
brought by the last mail. The gu-sts act
to reading. Some play billiards, others go
out into the park to s:noke, while the ladies
assemble about a work table. Theu aill
come in the house, a secretary reads aloud
the best, articles frmn the various Paris
jouinals, and conversation foliows, when
every body is left to amuse themselves until
evening. The Count de Cliambord gives
il) the afternoon to study nd aitudieices.
H is study has a lofty ceiling, is well lighted
id airy, but plain. The Prince sits before
a table loaded with books and papers.
When a visitor is introduced, he rises,
shakes hainids, and hills 111111 welcomie. The
reception is very cordial. though sometimes
annoying, when, for example, politicians
charged by their friends to offer advice or
remitoniStrUnces are cut short at the flrst
woid. Nobody knows how many intrigues
and conibinaitions the Lord of Erohsdorf
has throttled within the walis of his own
study. lie excels, however, in relieving
the embarrassment of those counsellors
whom he has thus interrupted. In this
connection [ may tell the following charac
teristics and Charming anecdotes ,
it happeied shorily after th' Vienna
Exposition. A politician thought it his
duty to come and lay before the Count his
views of Ihe situation. He was Immedi
ately silenced. At this moment, the Prince,
nioticing a majolica ewer on a bracket, re
".av you seen that cwer ?'
"Go look at it. What do you think of
"Very beautiful, nionseigneur."
"Oh, no, it is frightfulI I bought it at
the Exposition to please a inerchant-a
Cohmnunist, a real Co.nunist. When I
reached his st and, he regarded i with such
wicked eyes, and with an air of such fero.
clous hatred, that I had a strong desire to
smile inwardly. I ~opped and spoke to
him. At first ie didn't seem to know wheth
er he would answer me or not. At the end
of ten minutes lie told mc s.>me really ad
mirable things concerning politics; and
when I left him lie hurst into tears. Of
course I had to buy somethIng from him."
This was told with so much spirit and
charm that the visitor retired enchanted.
At dinner the same ceremony is repeat
ed as at, breakfast. It does not occupy more
than an hour. The Count is agood conver.
sationalist, tells stories well, and is all the
tinto -alking about Paris. Ile alluded to
his sad visit to the capital after the Com
mune. lie saw Not.re Dame, and pictured
to himseff the way it loo'ed the (ay Le
wis baptized. lie stopped before the uil
eries, and singled out in the ruined walls
the spot where was the chamber in which
lie was born.
Let us glance at the appearance of the
granid saloon of the chateau. On the walls
ore hung historic plictures. hlra are por
traits of the royal families of the house of
Bourbon. On one canvas Louis XIV., as
a child, represented holding a scepire in
his hand, and sitting on a throne made of
flcur do ti8. The furniture of the room is
upholstered in red velveb. Between the
windows are two large receptacles filled
with precious ob ects and sotuveniirs. The
pmAII6 U11a1, I enY A V..W0 Uw lit Lii Uati of
Ivry is here, )reserved In an ivory uox. in
anothber part of the room is a large table
loaded with albums and objects of art, pres
ents from French partisans of the Legiti
mist, cause. Sinigularly enough, some of
these gifts come from workingmien's asso
The evening ends at 10 o'clock, but the
trentlelen Caln, if they wishl. assemble in
the smoking-room, in the second story of
i lie chateau. It is a long room, furnished
with divaius and pigeoilioles for newsl)ipers,
tind is used its it library and card room.
Tile guests run over the papers, play games
of w'hist, and Iluishi a pleasant and busy day
in social convertat ion.
It is related of Mr X--, a large paper
dealer, that just as lie was leaving~ New
York for Ilonton lie receIved a telegram In
formting lhim a sharp decline in rags, and as
lie hau a heavy stock on band, lie got
aboard the train withI an equally heavy
heart, buit soon after the train pulled out
hiR eye lighted ont another ltppe mamnuac
turer, and his active brain at once eonceiv
ed a plan of relief fronm his burden..
It wans not long before the ttwo manufac
turers wvere in busy converention, andI not
long befou e the American instiact tmnned
the talk Into trade channels, and X
wvas asked by the other what lie wvould sell
rags for, to wvhich lie carelessly respondled
thamt as lie wvas priety well stocked he would
shade prices for a round lot-naming theo
w'hole amount lie had on hand-and sell for
so much a potuid, liero his friend
thought that lie saw a chance of cheaply
acquirinig the reputation of being able to
handle a '"big lot," and he boldjy said lie
would give a fewv cents less per .pound and
''take the lot."
"SoldI" said X- promptly, and he
jnmped uip and left the car and hIs aton
ishied friend as the train rolled into Spring
Th'le purchaser, sujposing ihat X
darted out to avail hiiself of the '-five min
utes for tcfreshments," waIted p~atiently for
his return and for a chiance to crawl out of
the trade. Tlnessped on and finally the
traI started, and still X-- did niot ap
pear, and( his friend, looking at the mIssing
luan's hat anld handbag calnly reposlng i
the rack above him11, forgot his big purchase
in symipathty for the unfortunate who had
been left behind.
Meantime the wily X- had ran from
the traint to' the nearest hat store in 8pring
field, bought antothter lint and took the
train back to Newy York, and while his
friend was gashing at the bat and bag and
regratting hils being left, he was buasy shIp
ping rags aind sending invoi' eA to the rival
mill at Bouth H--.
rThe proprietor of Bald mill arrived In
Boston,- dined well, visited the theatre, and
next day started for his tmill, where lie got
the news from New York of a heavy fall in
rage and at the same time began to. receive
rags andi invoices in a perfect cloud from
Whetn next they miethe reproached X--.
in unmieasured terms for cheating him by
leavIng hIs lint and bag behind in tbe train,
shtying that be expected to "talk the trade
ever,-' but wpe obiiged to confess that he
had.niado a bo fildo offer-and been taken
tup, thoug to, this day~ he says o.was
'.-.-There sie 15l000OOO ro'jeos It a.
Admiral Hope and the Yankee Skipper
In a foreign port, many long miles from
our shores,. lay at anchor i British troop.
sil) commanded by an elderly man, rash,
impetuous and of Indliferent judgment. As
lie stood one day looking out froun the
",bridge," an Amierican bark, in charge of a
pilot, came slowly into the harbor. ier
captain, again, was a man decidedly out of
the ordinary course-of reinarkanie phy
siCal aind mental vigor, aMd apt at tunes,'
perhaps from a coiscl ismtiess of his ext remie
proficiency In tho noble art of selt-defense,
to sirike first and apologize afterwards.
Through some n11isahzmagement of tihe ilot
the bark fouled the jibbooun of the troop
ship, doing, Lowever, but little damage.
'I'he captain roared out, -Como on board
air I'' Being reminded by the pilot that he
was elderly man and willing to good-nalur
edly waive ceremony. the shipmaster pulled
in his gig to the ladder, mounted it, and
stood on the decle. To the utter surprise -f
the captain he calhed out from the bridge
'Sentry, arrest that man.
lie quickly said. "I am an American citi
zen and unarmed, but no man arrests me.'"
"A rrest him, sentry ; don't you hear me?'
shouted th0 captain, stamping his foot. The
sentry advanced, but only to receive a blow
from the abipmaster which would have fell
ed an ox. Quick as thought the latter
sprang for the gaaugway, striking right and
left, and was on the ladder and in his boat
before those who encountered his redoubt
able lists had discovercd What hurt them.
Straight to the Comsul went he, and that
functionary. a p:rticularly reserved and
dignifled man, heard hisstatemeut and told
him that the mnatter should have attention.
The next day lie was summoned by the
marshal, went again to the consulate and
was ushered into the principal room. On
one side of the table sat the Cosuil, grave
and impassive as ever: on the other, Vice
Admiral Sir James Hope, K. C. B., inl full
"6Adhiiral Ilope--Captain X.,"ald the
Consul. Those who may have had the
good fortune to meet this accomplhed of
licer (who once coimuinoduct It. M. North
American Squadron and has many friends
in this country) will recall the charm of his
faca an([ manner. It was never more winl
ning than when he rose to acknowledge the
"Caipain X., I am greatly pleased to
make your acquaintance," sai lie ; then, in
a more familiar tone and speaking quickly,
"now, my good friend, what canl I do for
you? What do you want?"
"Well, Admiral," said the Captain, "I
think that I ought to have an apology.
Ol I my dear Caiptaln X.," said the Ad
miral, with a comical look of perplexity
"my dear Captain X., please don't ask us
for an apolo)ry. Just think for a moment
wliat you have done. You have boarded
one of Ier Majesty's armed vessels. You
have knocked down a number of 11er Gra
cious Majesty's subjects, anid you have come
off without'a scratch with flying colors.
Now, my, good friend, be - reasonable and
content yourself with that glory. Don't
ask for a)ol(ogy.'
"Well, Admiral," began the mollified
ek liner, "Aluc you ask it."
will, 0 af~" Inter
rupt te I Aa. 9 ,
not say somi ung about sherry ? Captain
X. you will find that a good Ilavana. Beau
til bark of yours, by the way. And you
eano from-" and so it went on. The
thoroughly )aielfled Captain sang for years
the praise of the splendid old Admiral, but
only in select coumpany was It whispered
that the commander of the troop-ship pass
ed un maiuvais qiiart drlhcumand that the
Admiral himself preferred his fight at the
Peilo Forts, when he had two vessels aunk
under hin and a link of chain shot into hlls
side, to his scrape with the Yankee skipper.
Inadiman GOns Omutters.
On December 11 th, I joimed 'the Comn
missioaner's camp under the trees near a
simall townl ll the counatry of the Talook
dare of Oudh, India, having left Lucknow
in the (early imorninmg, and after- al drive of
some mailes and a subsaeaqutont walk through
the country, arrived here at eleven o'clock
for breakfast. After p~assing .throaigh the
rich land which surrounds the city, amid
whlich resembles a finely wooded English
park, we came to aan open, flat comuntry,
with no trees, which Is covered wvith water
in the rains, but Is now carrying the sprinag
crop). *Passing this, we id again thoe
usual cultivation. For the first six miles
we mlet troophs or people bearing theIr bur.
demns to market, most of the mn with bun
dies sluing over their shioulders on 4helr long
heavy, h~anih~oo staves; the wommen and boys
carrying 0on theIr heads baskets loaded with
driled cakes of cow-dung, wlehl they sell in
the city for fuel, some with vegetable or
dairy produce. They are very lightly clad
but earnest. in the work they have ini hand.
Manay heavily-ladon two-ox carts press5 on
toward the samue market. Leaving the
cariTage and walking through the fields,
we comoi to a dry gheeol, covered with short
creep~ing grass, and finid women busy
"grates-cut ting.'' They have a short, sharp
knife In thle hand, whmichi they sweep ini
front of them, half-cutting, half scrap~ing
the short, grass clean of the surface. Tfh
roots are loft undisturbed, aand soon grow
agiain if there Is clue or moIsture. There
is a heavy dow~ on the grass as we- walk
through. it. A woman or a ,lad can soon
make up a bundle of this grass weighing
about forty pounds. Thirty pounds is the
daily allowance for one, horse, with eight
pounds of snmall beaus or other corn. T1he
forenoon's work wvill yleld about 8d. The
owner of the grass gels notiging and it is
the cu~tom that any one may g!o grass-cut
ting 'wheirever lie sees a Ruittablo locality.
. anal T~owlng.
The Blelgian~ system of towing is about to
be put, In operation in the Erie Canal be
tweeni Buffalo and R~ochester, An iron
wire cable, one inch In diameoter Anid stack
enough to admnit of its being, passed ever 'a
drumn on the deck of a bctat, is, haidi along
the bottom otf the canal from one city to the
other, The drum being ,made to :revolv'e
by a steam~ opngino ime bpsW je fprood lltg
and thus towe Aoadeid lIoaW atjmeksg tditea
stern,. A smiall screw propeller is omihldyed
turrIh boat at the bonds .of :the oatalsr
en he attejs op~plito afl the
Agbny it lsax1i4 (o, o, boas
-I o na~*i*O *94~~
N1E;W8 IN BRIEF..,
-Chemistry was lisl rod uced into Eu
rope by the Spanish Moors about 1150.
--Pecan-gatherers in Frio county,
Texas. gotwenty.live centa a bushel
for gathering tihe inuts.
--A Colny of Swiss peasants has pur
ehased 75,000 acresi of land in Nebraska,
Iad they will soon settle thereon.
--Tho standard of gold and silver at
111 Untiltil States milt is 900 parts pure
uetal, 100 alloy.
--Thl1ere are nine hundred tons of
stanl(lig silver dollars stored in the
vaults of tile Treasury Department.
-tiaites made froni the most re
ilaiabl 1onr1ces show that there are about
800,000 Indians still living.
-it i, nslsimated that the accident on
he Milchigan Central railroad will cost
the ouipaay at least $100.000.
---liati esota it kix tinmes as large as
the State of Massachusetts iII point of
--'heI Egyptian army Is limited by
the new rilnan to 18,000 men, as in the
firmian of 1841.
--Thie Value ot imports of eggs and
pouiltry ILto Great Blritain in one year
ammounts to $4u,000,000.
--Governor MtIlelian, of New Jer
sey, Is unmproving, but is notyetable to
be at the Executive Cliamber.
-Mis Travis, a relative 0l Mr. John
Bright, ase Just reaufned the venerable
age of 100 3 ears.
-TIe' Late P3rince Iniparlal's will
has been prnved, tile 'persoual estate
being sworn under $300,000, '
-A sun of ?14,400,089 17s. 8Xd., or
about $72,033,450, wits reaIiAud in Eng
land lst year by "duty ou spirits."
-Elalht coach horses, costing $800
eaclh, were sent last week from Lexing.
toi, Ky., to Alfred Withers in London.
--llho furnace proprietors in the ie
batotn Valley, of Penitsylvania, are In
creltsiog the wages of their laboring
-A seat in the lowYork Stock Ex
clange was sold Saturday for $15,000,
being $2500 higher than A seat ever
brough t before.
-The money expended In the Indian -
serviue since tho beginning of the
Uoverninent is sho wn by ollicial records
to $181 ,000,00Q.
-St. Anthoiy's Catholic Church at
Lancaster, Va., was broken luto recent
ly and robbed af a glided ohalleo valued
-A now Bessemer steel company has
beep organized in Pittburg under the
11111ne of "The Pattburg Bessemer
Steel Coipany, Lmited."
--illiard playing by minors, In the
pubiia rooms u Wilkesbarre, Pa.. has
been prohiLbited by an order frot May
-A. Drunimonitown, Md. the cor
Ier-sone of the Masonic Hail was tak
01n out and the gold - and sliver coins
aId Other relies abstracted.
-A ruinor is current In St. Peters
burg that M. MikolY intends to punish
iflfigrL ,,ar byoridting
-Over 2,000 persons are employed In
the Iron and sweel business-atTroy, N.
Y.. sad the anIual disbursenent of
wigteI aid salaries to ttemI $lQ00,00.
-There isa colored nan in Dorclies
ler county, Md., 104 years of age, who
was registered for the puirpIo 'depos
iRing liib first ballot at the last eleution.
-A copy of Baxter's "Call to the
Unconverted," printed in 1057. was
lound lin a balo of rags fron London in
one of the Lee (Mass.) paper mills the
-bhavings from a planing mill in
Chicago are, by .an air-blast, blownm
700 feet, Liui ougn a 10-inch sheet-iron
pipe, to a distilLery, wvhere they are
burned for fuel.
-Th'le popultilon of leading countries
in Euirope ls tollowst GreatiBrltaia
ant irla't 181),81028,838: Frac
(1876), 80,005,7i08; Austro-Hlungcary
(l;Sm(), 83,850,000; Geruhany (1875),
-Gev. Van Zandt, of RhodeoIsland,
hie,s been presenited wIth the cane that
J~tuiel Webster uiseil to carry In the
latter pairt of hisa life. Thfe canoeis made
of lanuewoed, and has a large Ivory
--Accounat sales of the first shipments
of aples to LIverpool and Giasgow
have benm receivei,- and are eminently
sataistne try, as 1.hey notted large profits
sales being elreeteu at from $5.75 to$.0
per barrel for sound fruit.
.-Thel~sap strengt h oftdlfferent woods
ls as loliows: asn, 8,200 pounds per
mquare lnch; temi, 1,201) pounds; luck
cry, 2,200; mnaple, 2,000;.wyhite oak
2,000; june, 2,000; walnut, 1,609; and
-An electric clock giving the hour
at the Paris Observatory has abeen
piau'ed outside the Conservatolie des5
A rts et Misti-sys.. This is the ildtr f the
series of similar lnstruinmnts to be es~
tablished in theyarious arrondissements
-.n January next a postage stathp
of a how design Is to beissued in Great
lIrial. It wall bear a portrailt of the
Queen as she appears ine nature ago e, '
and not, as now, ilikenesso00 bef a.
Jsy when she had just eptered woInalu.
. -4ld'ermn Sir Francis Wyatt Thus.
cott has been unanieusly elgated
Lord Mayor of ILIoo Io.r~thie entuing ~"
year. It Will be'paemmherd~d that hqie
was a supyeyssuiA4elen t s .reoeht'4A,
unt~justit:ile pr'osecutioh' lo~ ibel*.'
whiOh actractod' lthneli iten
H~Iereafter 20 per' cent. Of aaai~
and-othelt' carifutit dbliiatli' ar to d
palal ii coini int equal atg
glyer, 8iII~ "Kci
'or alltet or chertill S"
-lhe ideath Is adab~d fb~
fey. (*idena *r*,51b *$'
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