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Eugene Sue and tils Work.
The veteran critic and dramatist, M. Ernest Legouve, has recently published in the rm;M wimo chapters of a forth coming work, to lit entitled "Etudes e: Sovenirs de Theatre.'' In the last lie tells us quoit cui ions anecdotes of Eu- 0Mttl lie and Sm Uad the same sister, but were nqelations. This lit tle genealogical puzzle is time explained: The original VI. and Mdme. Sue had one daughter Flora Sue. They became divorced, and both married again. M Sue's son by lu& txaMtd marriage was Kugene Su Mdme. Sue's son by her second marriage waa Fi nest Legouve. Thus Flora Sjue was lister to two men Who were no filiation- whatever to each other. Neither M. Sue nor Mdme. Le gouve cultivated eaen .other s acquan- tance; but Mils girl, a DKiUtitul and harming creature who died young. was equally devoted to noth ner broth ers. and supplied the Pond or union which brought them together. At. 1 gouve therefore knew Kugene Sim from boyhood to manhood, and waft probably the moat intimate friend that strange being ever had. The enthusiastic sym pathy and admiration for Mie some times took strange forms. One eren ing as he was entering his rooms after a walk he knocked against some swing ing object in the dark, which moved as he touched it. Sue lights a candle and what does he see f The two legs of man who had got into his rooms, no one ever knew how, for the purpose of hanging himself there. The mail, Who was quite dead, had a bit of paper clenched in his nana, on which was written, "I kill myself in despair of the future. It seemed that death would be less hard if it came under the roof of the man who loves and defends us." A great compliment truly, but one which Sue could probably have done with out. In 1841 an enterprising Parisian publisher sought out Sua to shew him an English illustrated work on the Mysteries of London, which had re cently appeared. lie suggested that u work of the same sort on Paris would have every chance of success, and ask ed Sqe if he would w rite it for him. Sue was not much tempted by the idea of providing the text for an illus trated serial which was what the of fer amounted to but finally decided to set to work. Shortly afterward M. Legouve received a letter from Sue, along with a little brown notebook containing about 200 pages of manu script. The manuscript was the first part of "The Mysteries of Paris," and the latter was to ask Legouve's opin ion on the story. "It lias amused me greatly to write it ; bnt will it amuse other people to read it ? That is the question." Legouve read it according ly. "The first chapter was a sort of prologue, which interested me but little. But when the real story began, when I read the first, the second, the third, the fourth chapter, I felt as if an electric shock. My hands trembled as I held the paper. I did not read the pages, I devoured them. There were Fleur de Marie, the Chourineur, the Schoolmaster it was half the first vol ume of 4 The Mysteries, of Paris.' My answer may be guessed: 'Enormous success, the greatest you have ever had. Send me the continuation.' Sue wrote back: ' I am truly delighted with your answer ; but aa to the con tinuation, I should find it hard to sen 1 you that, as I don't know what it is going to be myself. I wrote what I sent you by instinct, without knowing where I waa going. Now I mnst set to work to find ray way.' An article in a newspaper put him. on the right track. When the first instalment ap peared hi the Dtebatu, M. Consideraut, editor of tle Dnnwratic Paciflqnc, hail ed the new story as a Veritable liter ary event. 'I see what are the author's intentions,' said he (he knew more about them than the author himself). ' He is setting foot on a road that has never been explored. He is undertaking to paint the sufferings and the needs of the laboring classes. M. Sue has been called the novelist of the sea ; to-day his title is, Novelist of the People." ' 1 sent the article at once to Sue. ' Thanks,' he wrote back, ' I have had a talk with the author, and now I see clear.' " A novelist of the people must I e ac quainted with the people; and th s ac quaintance Sue now Bet himself to ob tain. He bought a blouse, a cap and a pair of big boots, and thus equipped haunted the workmen's quarters, the cheap restaurants of the barrier, and the drinking shops at night. In this way "The Mysteries of Paris" came to be written. Once he had taken up this idea of being the novelist of the people, it interested him, and he adher ed to it; but it came to him in the first place from without, as a sort of acci dent. It was in this fashion that all his novels were written. His chief romances were written by instalments, "The Mysteries of Paris," for instance, appeared as the daily feuilleton of the jDelato, und t often happened that he would put his personages into an ex traordinary and Impossible situation in the feuilleton that was to appear on the next inorning Without having any idea of how he was to get them out in the feuilleton that was to ap pear on the next morning but one. On these occasions Legouve would re ceive a note begging him to read a proof of the feui Ileum enclosed, and to hit upon soino way of continuing the story. Sue would be with him at 6, and they could talk over the matter. Legouve would read the feinlleton,and when Sue arrived would commonly be obliged to tell him that he hud landed his story in a perfect qui de sac, and that there was no way eut of it. "Bah!" Sue would say, "let us talk it over a little. Suppose my characters to le real people, and that they really were in this position. They would get out of it, somehow, would they not? Well, we must find out how they would do it." Then would follow an animated discussion of about two hours' duration, each suggesting, argu ing and making objections to the other's suggestions. Finally, after all this travail, Sue would see bis way clear, and go off in high spirits to sup ply his next instalment of "copy" for the inevitable printer's devih At llirmingham, England, W. G. George, pedestrian, wen he 1,000 yards handicap from the scratch in 2.18. This beats the lieet" amateur record in the world, Mtora having done the same dfttaactf in 2.18$. George is ooming to the Tinted States to compete with MyefrB. - The Owosso Times. CI "kt VOL. III. YORKTOWN CENTENNIAL ODE. BY PAUL U. HAYNK. The Kichmouil ( Va.) DispaUh publishes the followiug CeutenuhU ode, which has been Bet t music by Prof. Moeenthal, of Philadelphia, aud is to be sung by a choius of 275 folces at tbe Y rktown celebration. Hark! bark! dowa tbe ceutary's long-reaching slope, To those transports of triumph those rap tures Of ho it ' Tbe voices of main and of mouutain combined, Iu glad resouauce borne on tbe wings of tbe wind : The bass of tbe drum, aud the trumpet tbat thrills Through the multiplied ecbees of jubllent hills! Aud mark! bow tbe years, melting upward like mist. Wh cb the breath of some splendid enchant ment has kissed, Rereal on the ocean, reveal on the shore, The proud pageant of conquest that graced tin-in of yore. chosus. Where blended forever iu love or In fame, See! tbe standard which stole from the star light Its flame, And type of all chivalry, glory, romance The fair lilies, the lumiuouB lilies of France! U! stubborn the strife, ere the conflict was woul And tbe wild-whirliug war-wrack half stifled the suu! The thunder of cannon that boomed on tbe lea Hut re-echoed far tbuuders pealed up from the Where guarding his sea-lists a uigbt on the waves- Bold De (irasse kept at bay the bluff bulldogs or draven- Tbe day turned to darkness, the night changed to lire. Still more fierce waxed the combat, more deadly the ire Undimmed by tbe gloom, ah! behold where they ride, In majestic advance, o'er tbe red battle tide. CHORUS. Those, banners united in love as in fame The brave standard which drew from the star- beams their tlame. And type of all chivalry, glory, romance The fairjlilies, the luminous lilies of France! in. No respite! No pause! By the York's tortur- tured hood Tbe gray Liou of England is writhing in blood! (Jomwallis may chafe, and coarse Tarletou aver As be sharuens his broad sword and buckle his spur "This blade, which so oft has reaped Rebelc like gram, Shall now harvest, for death, the rude yeoman again." Vain beast! for ere sunset he's flying in fear. With the rebels he scouted Close, close in the real! The Freuciion bis II ink hurl such volleys of shot That e '011,1 iloucBHttvi'n redoubt must be grow ing too hot., OHOKUS. Thus wedded in love, as united in fame! Lo! the standard tbat stole troni the etarlight its flame, An i type of all chivalry, glory, romance The fair lilies, the lumluous lilies of Frauce! o! morning superb! when the Beige reached its close! See! the suudawn outbloom like the Alche mist's rose! The last wreaths of Binoke from dim treuches upcurled Are trausformed to a glory that smiles on the world. Joy! Joy! Save the wan, wasted front of the foe, With his twttle flags furled and his arms t rail hut low. Respect for -the brave! Iu grim silence they yield, Aud lu silence they pass with bowed heads from the field. Then triumph transcendent! So Titan of tone That some vowed it must startle King (ieorge on his thnme: CHORUS. : wedded in love, as united in fame! See! tbe standard tbat stole from the Htarlleht lis flame. And type of all chivalry, glory, romance l he fair line, tbe luminous lilies of t ranee! When Peace to her own timed the pulse of the laud, And tbe war-weapon sunk from the war weai ied hand, Young Freedom, upborne to the height of the goal She has yearnel for so long with deep travail of soul A song of her future raised, thrilling and clear, Till the woods learned to hearken, the hill slopes to hear, Yet, fraught with all magical grandeurs that gleam On the hero's high hope, or the patriot's dream, What Future, tho' bright, In cold shadow shall cast Tbe stern beauty that haloes the brow of the Past? CHORUS. Sil wedded in love a united iu fame! ee! the standard that stole from the starlight its flame, 1 The type of'all chivalry, glory, romance Tbe fair lilies, the lumiuous lilies of Frauce! THE GOVERNOR'S BALL. Prince Kamoutsine was one of the most brilliant officers of the court at St. Petersburg. lie was seen at - m v review, inception, und official ball. Even-where, in fact, where a young oHieer of the guards eotlld be seen witb advantage to himself, and yet, in eight years, he had only a captain's rank, ac companied with the unenviable reputa tion of being the most incorrigible fel low in the way of practical jokes t hat ever wore a uniform. No one under stood better than Be the art of carry ing out successfully the most astound ing, audacious joke. Already he had been three times exiled from the capi tal for having gone a trifle too,far, and had also received a severe reproof from a high quarter, with the advice to keep quiet and "efface himself," that he might be forgotten. This to a man like Kamoutsine was simply impossible; for even at the risk of losing rank, pro motion and fortune, his jest was a ne cessity to him, and have it he must. All foreigners, provincial officers, and ignorant country people he 'scorned ut terly, regarding them as quite unwor thy his attention. The young captain flew at higher game, selecting his vic tims from the 'haute volee.' Our hero had so far profited by this adTice that tne Emperor Nicholas, who .A. OWOSSO, appears to have been somewhat defi cient in a sense of humor, and by no means appreciative of a practical joke, sent him one fine morning the order to retire to his estate and there to remain the space of one month, 'to give him self time for reflection,' as the order was wooded. Kamoutsine was allowed three days to make all his arrangements and to reach his destination. The place of exile was twenty -four miles distant from Saint Petersburg by post-chaise, He began by spending two days in bid ding good-by to his friends. lie had been promised four gen la i n hs us a gnai 'l of honor; the ante cedents of the yuiing prince quflte justi tied this precaution, apparently so in suiting; he having passed his last period of banishment in a well known restau rant in the costume of a waiter, where be had been seen and recognized by all of his brother officers, who iiad laughed while keeping the secret, until the ex piration of the sentence. Kamoutsine went from house to house, receiving here the ironical con gratulations of one, there the laughing condolences of another. Toward the evening of the second day he presented himself to take leave of the Countess Damerof, one of the most popular and charming of the court beauties. Will you not dine with usV said the pretty countess, as be rose from his chair after a lew minutes' conversa tion. A thousand thanks! but it is quite impossible, unless you extend the invi tation to my gendarmes.' Your gendarmes? What can you possibly mean r 'My body guard, tor which 1 am in debted te the imperial munificence. They ought now to be at my house. In an hour we shall, all live of us, be roll ing along the road to Kamoutska, the home of my ancestors. When 1 say we shall roll 1 am wrong, 1 should have said we shall glide; with this beautiful snow the sleighing is delightful. It will not be a long journey; I shall dine at home to-morrow.' Unhappy Prince!' said tlie Countess with a merry laugh. 'You are not pol itic in allowing yourself to be banished at the height of the carnival season. The Governor's ball will have to go on without you, it seems,' Ah ! the ball true enough, I had utterly forgotten it; you see, Countess, the depth of my disgrace. It is to-morrow?' To-morrow evening at 10 we shall all be dancing without you. Now, pray, do not go and hang yourself,' ad ded the pitiless tease. Kamoutsine stood silent, twisting his moustache with a thoughtful air. 'You are going?' he asked, abruptly. As If there were a doubt of it ! All Petersburg will be there. The new Governor makes his debut. He is from Irkoulsk, you know, and his en tertainments there were celebrated far and wide. It will be a superb ball. The imperial family will be there, and I mean to be on the spot to see them arrive.' 'Countess,' said Kamoutsine, tender ly, leaning on the arm of her chair, will you give me the honor of the first waltz ? 'Are you mad?' said the Countess, throwing herself back in the chair. 'No more than usual; but I repeat my question, for you have not answer ed me, will you do me the honor ' 'But, my dear Prince, you will be at home at that time. You will be sleep ing the sweet sleep which always fol lows a winter journey; your housekeep er wil have made your tea, and you will have taken it, and ' 'All this little detailed interior, Countess, rests on the hypothesis that 1 shall be at home. But I am not at home, and if I am at the Governor's ball, will you give me the first waltz f The Countess, very much puzzled, looked inquiringly at Kamoutsine. She saw he was serious a most unusual thing witb him aud she was touched by it. 'With pleasure,' she answered grave ly. You will not give it to anyone else. At the first sound of the music I shall be there to claim it.' Prince,' said the Countess, in -a voice full of terror and tendernos, 'you are staking your head !' 'Which is hardly worth a waltz with you. I shall be more than paid if you only keep your promises' murmured Kamoutsine, as he rose. "I hope all this is only a jest," said the Countess with a troubled smile. "Will you lay me a wager that I will not be there V" eaid theyonngman With a low IkiW. "No yes I do not know. One nev er knows with you."; "I trust to your generosity, Countess, and I like to think you will hold to the wager. Good-by till to-morrow;" and stooping be touched his lips to her hand and dissappeared, without giv ing her the opportunity of replying. As he had prophesied, the (iendarnies were awaiting his return. A kibitka, a sort of close-covered sleigh, stood be fore the door, and he entered it with out giving these four representatives of armed force any opjMirtunity of din ing, at which they grumbled a little, but quite in a respectful fashion, as 1ecame them in the presence of a su perior; for, though Kamoutsine was their prisoner, he was none the less their superior hierarchically. Never was a short journey so crowd ed with mistakes; the valet decbambre, who .had gone on in advance, acting as courier, must have been either drunk or crazy perhaps both, for at the first relay stations the horses were not ready, the positions were not prompt in short the early part of tbe night was a series of misadventures, among which MICH., FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1881. the absence of supper was by no means the least important. Toward midnight the spell was broken. The kibitka, drawn by good, strong animals, rushed like the wind over the smooth, even surface of the snow, but no supper appeared. At last, long after midnight, t he everlast ing question 'Is there anything to eat f obtained a reply in the affirmative. Kamoutsine, who up to that hour laid been sleeping peacefully, awoke, rul bed his eyes, and invited his guard to sup with him. It was a dainty, delicious ineal. On the table were huge jugs filled with foaming kruiss, which had the sparkling effervescence of champague and, to tell the truth, it was cham pagne, slightly altered for the occasim by the addition of a generous quantity of the strongest alcohol, which in about twenty minutes produced such an effect upon the four gendarmes, after their prolonged fast, the extreme cold of the outside atmosphere, and the intense heat of the post-station, that they were all lying on or under table, snoring in chorus. Kamoutsine, taking his pelisse and valise, quietly went out and jumped into a peasant's sleigii standing before the door. The wretched little animal iiroke into a rapid trot. Excellent re lays were in readiness at every station. and at 8 o'clock in the morning our he ro drove triumphantly into the capital, from which he had been so cruelly ex iled. Before the door of the restaurant, where he had once oocupied the osten sible position of waiter, was a travel ing kibitka, sufficiently bespattered with mud to suggest the idea of a long journey. ivanioutsine entered the house quickly and changed his uniform tor a civilians suit, which was iu readiness, came out and sprang into the kibitka. His faithful valet, who had not left him for a moment, gath ered up the reins and drove at a fur ious pace which he never slackened till he brought up at the palace of his ex cellency the Governor-General of the fortress. l'he servants rushed out, and treated Kamoutsine as if expecting him. Announce therephew of his Excel euev,' saiil Xamoutsiue, calmly. They hurried up the stairs with his valise, while lie followed them without waiting. lne Governor-General hurried for ward to meet him. My dear nephew,' he cried, 1 voiding out his arms, 'you are welcome indeed. 1 have been expecting you for a whole week. 'I beg your pardon, my dear uncle, I have been unavoidably detained, but 1 will explain all later - ' 1 es, yes, 1 understand, but how you are altered! 1 should never have known you. You must be very tired?' I have been three nights on the road, to lose no time in reaching you.' Poor boy! Come and have some tea? I was just about taking my breakfast. Your aunt is still asleep. You know, of course, that there is a ball te-night?' - Indeed! a ball! 1 did not know; I had not heard; but my traveling dress I cannot, it Will be impossible.' Then you have brought no dress coat?' Y'es, but it is with my luggage, Which I have left to be forwarded.' Ah! well, you ean easily get one froin a tailor it is not as if we were in a little provincial town; one can get everything here; come and get some tea.' And the General hurried his suppos ed nephew into the dining-room, and while serving the boiling tea, which Kamoutsine swallowed without wait ing to be pressed, he asked a thousand questions about tbe family, bis friends at Odessa, whence he was supposed to have just arrived. Kamoutsine replied with perfect self-possession and assurance. He nev er allowed himself to be caught nap ping, and on this important occasion his resources did not fail him. 'Good heavens! how you are changed,' cried the General. '1 never should have recognized you. And yetyoa resemble your mouher.' 'So they i ell me,' answered Kamout sine carelessly, not at all embarrassed. 'I, of course, am no judge.' 'You were about so high,' said the General, pointing to the table. I think you were only 5 years old. Four years and eight months, exact ly, my dear unjcle.' , 'You tee quite right. What an ex traordinary memory you have! But tell me, is your Aimt Elizabeth -' 'I beg your pardon, my deaf uncle, but I am nearly dead with fatigue; as I think I told you, I have been travel ing three nights consecutively.' 'You did indeed tell me so, and am very thoughtless in forgetting, it. Your chamber is ready for you; go directly to lied. Year aifnt will excuse you.' 'And if I should not wake till the evening?' 'That is of no consequence, If you are only in season for tbe ball.' lint my dress coat I cannot go out for one, and I confess ' 'Don't disturb yourself in the least, my dear boy. Hand your .clothes to the servant, everything will be in readiness for you, and you will only have to make your toilet when you wake.' Kamoutsine was conducted to his chamber, when he comfortably went to bed, after taking from his portfolio a 'etter he had received a day or two pre vious, and which had been his source of inspiration. We started day before yesterday," wrote one of his brother officers on leave at Moscow; 'the nephew of our new Governor General has just arrived from Odessa, and the very first night he was thoroughly fleeced by some gam blers at ecarte. He has lost more than he has taken with him, and, as he is not at all a bad fellow, he has constituted himself a prisoner on parole till he re ceives funds from Odessa. 'We go in time to see him, and we all offer him our sympathy repeating the same little phrases of condolence; but he has not even shown himself for forty-eight hours. The most amusing part of it is that he has a deadly terror of his uncle, the new Governor, and no one can imagine why, for he has never seen him since he was a child; but he would rather die than confess his esca pade to him. There are still ten days I or a fortnight of his voluntary seclu sion, aim iie is j 1 1 si mioi enougn tonoiu out to the end." In ten days,' says Kamoutsine, fold ing the letter, 'I shall be quietly set tled where ? Perhaps on the road to Siberia. Bah! we will go to sleep now and after ? Nom venous ce que nous prom,' His dinner was served in his cham ber, under the pretext of fatigue after which he made his toilet, finding the suit provided for him a capital fit. Set ting himself in a comfortable easy chair near the window, he watched the arriv al of the carriages as they drew up in line before the entrance. On the car peted steps was a confused mass of velvet and satin drapery; there was the sparkling of diamonds, the fleecy glim mer of priceless laces, and the brilliant uniforms' of his brother officers; he could even hear the tinkling of the plate as the supper was being laid in the adjoining room, and remembered with a tender melancholy that he should not be able to eujoy it. Then began the hideous sounds from the or chestra, the maddening noise which al ways precedes the music. Exactly at 10 o'clock a servaut enter ed hurriedly. 'Monsieur, his Excellency sends me to say that it is time for you to come down to the ball-room.' As he descended tbe crimson-carpeted stircase in a quiet, leisurely fash ion, as became a member of the family the national hymn announced the ar rival of the Emperor. Mingling in the crowd, he entered the ball-room. In one quick glance he recognized the pretty Countess Damerof, who, some what pale and nervous, stood, with her eyes lixed on the door of entrance. In an instant he had asked his uncle to present him. The Countess hardly glanced at the young civilian; she was absorbed so in watching for a uniform of the Guard. 'Countess.' whispered the voice of Kamoutsine. With a start, she turned and looked into his face. 'Permit the nephew of the Governor to claim your promise.' His arm was about her waist, and they were lost in the whirl before she could reply. At the first pause, she said, with a merry laugh, though evi dently considerably agitated and ex cited; 'How absurd you are in citizens' dress!' As they made the tour of the large saloon Kamoutsine met the astonished gaze of a pair of eyes that were well known to him, and before his evolu tion was half completed thirty persons had recognized him in spite of his dis guise, and the little murmur of excite ment which invariably accompanies a secret joke pervaded the groups gathered here and there. Aa he led the Countess to her seat he ligatly pressed her hand, say ing: '1 have won my wager, and I shall return to claim it as soon as the high powers will permit me.' , The Countess blushed and was si lent. I have risked my head, as you did me the honor to say to me yesterday. Will you prove yourself a 'bonne pay- esef" '1 will try, if you are not too unrea sonable.' 'I will be generous,' he said with a laugh. 'Au revoir,' and with a low bow he turned toward the door, but was detained by the Governor, who immediately presented him to the Minister. Your Excellency, permit me to pre sent my nephew, who has just arrived from Odessa.' "Charmed,' murmured the Minister with an abstracted air, and raising his eyes but Kamoutsine had disap peared. 'A little peculiar,' said the General, by way of apology; 'provincial, as you see.' Suddenly an aide-de-camp appeared, hurried and excited. 'The Emperor wants you instantly, your excellency, addressing the Min ister, 'His Majesty is furious! 'What is it?' in vain asked his Ex cellency, as he followed the messen ger. 'Kamoutsine is here,' said the Em peror, in not the most gracious tone. Y'our Majesty! can it be possible?' He is here, I tell you! Have him arrested instantly and find out how he came here.' The Minister rushed off to the host. 'Kamoutsine is here!' Who is be? who is Kamoutsine?' 'The young mau who has just re ceived sentence of banishment. Make haste! The Emperor is furious!' 'Heavens and earth!' cried the Gov ernor, gesticulating violently. Suddenly turning to the first func tionary he saw he exclaimed: 'Kamoutsine is here. Arrest him in stantly and learn how he came. The order was transmitted.and every body was questioned. Have you seen Kamoutsine?' Certainly,' said somebody; 'I saw him waltzing with the Countess Damerof.' NO. 16. 'Madame, you have beeu se en waltz ing with Kamoutsine. The Emperor is very angry; he desires to know with whom he came.' Not with me, most certainly, an swered the Countess, carelessly. '1 nave only waltzed once, and it was with the Governor's nephew from Odessa.' The Governor General hurried up, half distracted. Touching him on the arm with her fan, the Countess said: 'General, did you not present your nephew to me ?' 'Certainly, certainly, Countess; but that has nothing to do with the pre sent question. I am in search of Ka moutsine. The Emperor is most in dignant, and is determined to know who brought him.' The Countess turned her back. At this mdment tbe court minister ap peared, repeating, 'The Emperor is furious.' 'I know it only too well,' exclaimed the Governor. 'Are you not ashamed to involve me in such an abominable hoax ?' Hut, your Excellency, I do not un derstand how.' 'I tell you the Emperor is furious!' and the Minister rushed off in a rage. t mally a young aide-de-camp, taking pity on his confusion and despair, whispered: 'Your Excellency, it is you who are responsible for his appearance.' 'I indeed ! really this was too much a mere aide-de-camp to presume to jest in this fashion with the Governor General ! 'You presented him to the Countess Damerof !' 'Indeed 1 did not. I presented my nephew to her.' 'But, your Excellency, your nephew is not your nephew; he is Kamoutsine, and you can now see why the Emperor is so angry. Throwing himself on a seat, the Gen eral held his head in both hands. 'What an idiot I am P he exclaimed, and all the time I saw he bore no re semblance to any member of the fami'y.' A last it was known who brought Kamoutsine, but to arrest him was a more difficult matter; he had evaporat ed in his haste, taking with him the ess coat the Governor had taken the trouble to procure for him. He had, however, the generositv to leave in his chamber the letter which fully cleared the Governor from any compliciiy. This letter was immedi ately taken possession of and shown to the Emperor, who condescended to laugh; certainly the trick bad been well played. But there are limits to imper ial endurance. The police were dis patched in every direction. Twenty- four hours had passed before it occur red to them to seek him in his place of exile, whee he was found at last in the home of his ancestors, quietly read ing a foreign review and taking his coffee. 'You have failed in respect to your sovereign,' said the Chief of Police. I! in what way?' In allowing yourself to be seen at the Governor's ball.' Come, now this is cruel! how can any one have the heart to make game of an unfortunate exile? It is now nearly forty-eight hours since I obeyed the order of banishment!' You have intoxicated your gend armes ?' A libel! they intoxicated themselves. Do you really believe that it is a diffi cult matter to intoxicate gendarmes. 'But you intoxicated them in order to escape.' 'Another libel! When I saw them sleeping so heavily I came here by my self. It is rather humiliating this be ing led about by gendarmes.' But you presented yourself at the residence of the Governor after receiv ing your sentence of banishment.' 'Who has told you this story?' 'Thirty persons, at least, saw you there.' Then thirty persons have been the victims of a most extraordinary illu sion, for you can sec for yourself that I cannot have left this house for two days.' That may be so," said the chief.who began to ask himself if he were losing his eyesight; 'but my orders are to take you to St. Petersburg.' Kamoutsine scanned him with a haughty expression. This must be a joke, and a very poor one it is; but it seems that I must obey.' During the journey he maintained so well this air of injured dignity that the guards were thoroughly convinced of his innocence. The Emperor had laughed, therefore Kamoutsine received no severer pun ishment ban three months in the fort ress; but not this time in the palace of the Governor, who remained bis bitter life-long enemy. New York Eceniny Post." from tlie French of Henry (Jre Ville. Wm. Gale, the English pedestrian, finished his great feat of covering 6. 000 quarter miles in ,000 consecutive ten minutes at New York and contin ued on the track until he had added fourteen additional quarters to his won derful record. All through, from the beginning his condition was MP mal, except once when he took cramps. The fastest quarters was made in 2:07; the slowest in 9:12. At the finish Gale wanted to bet $500 to $1,000 that he could "begin right off" and cover 500 miles in seven days. The wife of a manufacturer tn Elgin, 111., hearing that her carriage horse, which was being used in a team, had been overloaded and beaten witn a board by the driver, called the teamster into her husband's office and soundly horse-whipped him till he begged for mercy. Personal Notes. A correspondent of an Eastern paper says that General Itobert C. Schenck, "now racked with pain, spends most of bis time upon a sick bed." Gen. Grant's brother Orville who died recently iu au asylum, lost his reason aftei the Ghicago lire in which he lost a large property. A bust of Gerrit Smith, by Gushing, of New York, has been presented to the Oneida Historical Society of Utica, on the part of a daughter of the philan thropist. The united weight of two Vienna dwarfs recently married in Vienna is thirty-eight pounds. He is thirty-one Jears old, and twenty-eight inches igh ; she twenty-nine inches high. John Miller, of Cleveland, Ohio, who has heroically saved from drowning at different times nearly 108 persons, has heen presented with auo d medal worth $150 by the Cleveland Board of Trade. The inventor of the modern bicvele and tricycle, Mr. James Starley, who was a gardener in early lite, has lust died in England. He gave the world the spider wheel," which is said to have made a complete revolution in the wheel world. The Empress Euaenie was at Darm stadt on July 4th in the strictest priv acy as the Marchioness Brennes. She visited the mausoleum af Princess Alice, on which she laid a wreath. She is now at Baden, living in complete re tirement. A paper in Chicago having said that that city uses 70.000,000 gallons of water daily, the Baltimore American re marks that "half of that amount ss made into beer, and the other half ii used to scald the bristles off of hogs." The American editor has evidently nev er been there, for beseems to have lost none of his bristles. Providence Press. President Chadbourne, of Williams College, is rather a lively gentleman. Besides attending to his presidential duties, he has during the past year ed ited Three volumes for the New Eng land Historic-Genealogical Society, su perintended tbe construction of an eight-mile canal in connection with North Carolina gold mines, and run a cotton mill. Three years ago Lieutenant-Governor Tabor, of Colorado, was only the pro prietor of a small supplv store in a mining camp, and provided two miners wiin lood and outht tor a prospecting tour around Eeadville, stipulating for a certain interest in any claim they might find. They soon discovered the Little Pittsburgh Mine, from which Mr. Tabor derived a large fortune, since which he bus been so successful in min ing operations that he iu estimated to be worth several millions. Francis Scott Key's grave at Freder- ck, Md., is shabby and neglected. Ja cob Englebrecht, once Mayor of Fred erick, and a much honored citizen, kept up until his death, five years ago, a curious ceremony in memory of the po et. Every Decoration Day he would go to Key's grave and, standing beside it, sing "The Star Spangled Banner." The tones always attracted a large number of people, who, catching the inspiration of the old singer, would snatch up the refrain and send it ring ing among tne vaults and tomos or tne cemetery. Corporations Have Souls. A certain class of journals are con tinually harping upon the "crushing monopolies which they assert are 'grinding the poor." It seems to us that these writers overlook much that is of importance in dealing with this subject and studiously ignore the bene fits that are derived from the vast en terprises that our leading capital ists project. It is patent to every ob server that the so-called monopolies are the means of opening up the vast resources of our country to a degree that would be impossible without their aid; thus making desirable homes for our rapidly increasing population in local ities that are not already overcrowded, and where industry may thrive without being hampered by the crystalization that marks our older settlements. Our grand railroad system furnishes the means of a ready market for every manner of productions. The farmer upon his farm, and the artisan in his shop all located at points remote from the market centres where living is ex pensive may avail himself of the help of these "monopolies" to procure the higher reward for his labor that he can Secure in our large cities, .That our capitalists receive an unequal compen sation for their outlay is a mistaken idea. Capital must be remunerative as well as labor, and the men who in vest their millions, in fact receive but a small percentage in comparison with the ample reward of the producer; and to secure an eventual profit they must invest largely in directions that are oft en unretnunerative for years. The rivalry among our great projectors of ten stimulates them to undertakings that involve serious risks. One of the greatest railroad projector on the con tinent, Moses Taylor of New York, never realized even a fair percentage on his investments, and the same may be said of many others. In forwarding these schemes skilled labor finds its largest reward and reaps the first and often the ouly benefit, except that which is derived by the country at large from the permanency of the plant. Thous ands ii m hi thousands of common labor ers are employed, and houses are built for the toiling masses from the fruits of our great enterprises. The example of many of the most wealthy citizens of our country, who have risen from poverty to affluence, is a stimulus to the young men of our land, and serves as a beacon star to light the way and en courage them to greater endeavors. Our corporations and our millionares ?re most of them generous in their treatment of the poer. Not a day pass es but they are called to relieve the unfortunate, and worthy claims upon their bounty are rarely treated with inconsideration. We do not deny that instances to the contrary can be pointed out, but we confidently assert that they are the exception rather than the rule. I-iet this subject be treated reasonably and il abuses have crept in let them be fairly presented, and they will be cheerfully considered and speed ily remedied by the corporations and capitalists who command these schemes. The interests of capital and lalor are mutual and can never be di vorced. Marin Newt.