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SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 26, 1868.
The Two Poets.
AN IMAGeA:AY sca1s.
That Beery Wadsworth Longfellow, the first
poet in Ameriea, will visit Alfred Tennyson, the
tint poet in England, is a thing of course: and, -l.
thoesh.Judy is neither a spirit medium nor Dr.
L omming, she foresees the scene, as follows:
Mr. Longfeitr goeth on a r isi to the. Poet
Latueate. He is met at the station by hisl 'ost.
Ma. TrxxYson (log. :
Should you ask ste, H.W. L.,
If that I am glad to see you,
If that in my humble wigwam
We will smoke the fragrant peace-pipe;
I should answer, I should tell you
From the great lakes of North Land,
Where once dwelt the grim Ojibways,
(Not to mention the Dacotahe.)
Where the pumpkin squash and greenbacks,
Apple asue and wooden nutmegs,
Flourish in their wild profusion.
I.o! bid thee hearty welcome,
0 Musician, and sweet singer!
The reply of Mr. Longfellow must inevitably be
I hold it truth with those who say
(i don't exactly know their names,)
That poets who have equal fames
Should meet thus, in a friendly way.
Tho' ocean waves they rise and fall,
(And I was ill when tempest tossed,
'ris better to 've been iii and crossed
Then never to have crossed at all !
Mit. TinsvsoN tloq.,:
ThIs lsn't the forest primeval ; the murmuring
trees and the hemlocks
Itecrded with m-aes are not hero ; nor indistlnet in
Do they like Druids of old stand ; nor with wine of
Can we regale you hbre, as it grows by the Beau
But such as I have at your service I place; port,
sherry, and bitter
Beer brewed ny Bass shall be yours; and now let
us go in to dinner.
[ T77 pot 'r;tr thbn dine.
At such moments meaner mortals, like Judy and
her readers, must not intrude upon them -at any
rate until the cloth is withdrawn, when Mr. Long
fellow will thus address his host:
Comrade, I have dined extremely well; and as
since early dawn a
I have tasted nought save beer, and of that only
one small horn,
You may guess that I enjoyed it; and this truth
the piet sings,
That, no matter how ethereal, poets suffer hun
If perhaps that you'll excuse me, I should like
to go to bed,
And in slumber steep my senses, also rest my
[It Lt,',l,, Mi'. T,.nny,,/,n ,..: i,,i, c far<c, c
an,d tscortt tis guest to 1, is ,om1.]
Arrived at the bedroom door, it is perfectly cer
tain he will then say:
If you're waking, call me early, call me early
I find it, after London, really very pleasant here;
And as a walk ere breaktast I adore, if fine the day,
Let as go to-morrow morning-yes, I only hope
At this point the American bard retires tolbie
couch, shutting his door. His host, howeser,
gives a final vent to his Longfellowntan feelings in
Stars of the summer night,
Hugn in your asure deeps,
Not too much golden light
My William sleeps,
Dreams of the summer night;
Don't, please, with nightmare keep
Him broad awake to-night;
Yes, let him sleep,
[The scene will here close.
A Lowe Letter.
"Mly Dear Jerusha-Every time I think of
you my heart flops up and down like a churn
dasher. -ensations of unutterable joy caper over
it like young goats over a stable roof, and thrill
through it like Spanish needles through a pair of
linen trousers. As a gosling swimmeth with de
light in a mud puddle, so swim I In a sea of glory.
Visions of ecstactic rapture, thicker than the hair
of a blacking brush and brighter than the hues on a
bumming bird's pinlons. visit me in my slumbers;
and bourn on their invisible wings, your image
stands before me, and I reach out to grasp it, like
an old pointer snapping at a blue bottle fly.
V hen I first beheld your angelic perfe:tions I was
bewildered and my brain whirled around like a
bumlble bee in a glass tumbler. My eyes stood
open like cellar doors in country towns, and I
lilted up my ears to catch the silvery accents of
your voice. My tongue refused to wag, and in
silent admiration I drank in the sweet Infections
of love, as a thirsty man swalloweth a tumbler of
hot whisky punch. Since the light of your face
fell upon my life, I sometimes feel as if I could
lift myself by my boot-straps to the top of a
church steeple. Day and night you are my
thought. When Aurora, blushing like a bride,
rises from her saffron coach; when the j sy
bird pipes hib tuneful lay in the apple tree by tue
spring house : when the chanticleer's shrill elari ,
hetraids the coming morn: when the awakened
pig ariseth from his bed and gruanteth andl goeth
forth for his morning refreshments: wheuo the
drowsy beetle wheels hil droouig thiight at no-sn
tde, and when the lowing cows come home at
mlking time, I think of thee; and like a piece of
pgom-elastic my heart seems to stretch clean
across my bosom. Your hair is like the mane of
a sorrel horse powdered with gold, and the brass
pin skewered through tour waterfall tilled me
i'h unbcunded awe. 'Tour forehead Is smoother
than the elbow of an old coat, and whiter then
seventeen hundred linen. Your eyes are glorious
to behold. In their liq~id d-pths I see legions of
little cupids battlingi and tighting like cohorts of
ants in an old army cracker. When their fire hit
me full on my manly breast, it permeated mniy en
tire aniatomy, like as a load uf bird shot would g,
through a rotten apple. Your nose is from a
chunk of par-an marble, and your mouth pockered
with sweetness. Nectar lingers on your lips like
honey on a bear's paws, and mnyriads of unfledged
kisses are there ready to fly out and light soite
where like young blue birds out of the parent
rest. Y-our laugh rings on my ears like the wind
harp's strain, or the bleat of a stray lamb on tihe
.'eak hllhside. The dimples on yeour cheeks are
lhke bowers in beds of roses, or like hollows in
lukes of h-mo made esugar.
I anm I13ig to !, to your presence and pour out
the burning el,1uence of my love, as thr:lty
Louseives pIour u,ut the hot ciffee. Away from
.u I nam melancholy as a sick rat. Sometunts I
can Learsr lie June bugs of desponlien-y bui/cng
in my esrs, and feel toe cold lizzards of despair
crawling down my back. Ircouth tears, ilk a
thousand mnnows nlbluing at nly shlirt, and my
soul is pierced through with doubta, as an old
cltse is bored by skipperm.
My love fcryou is stronger than the smell of old
butter, Sweiizer cheese or the kick of a mule : it
is purer than the breath of a young crow, an I
mt re unselfish than a kitten's first catterwaul.
As the song-bird hungers for the light of day, the
cautious mouse for the fresh bacon in the tray. as
a lean pup hanker. after new milk-so I long for
Y'cn are fairer than a speckled pullet; sweeter
than a Yankee doughonut fried in sorghum mo
lases: brighter than the topknot plumage on the
head of a muscovy duck. You are candy kisses,
pound cake and sweet toddy altogether.
If these few remarks will enable you to see the
inside of my soul, and me to win your alSections,.
I shall be as happy as a woodpecker in a cherry
tree. or a stage horse in a green pasture. If you
cannot reciprocate my thrilling passion I will pine
away like a poisoned bed-bug, and in coming
y ears, when the shadows grow long from thehills,
and the philosophic frog sings his evening hymn,
you. happy in another's love, can come and drop
a tear and tor a clod upon the last resting-place
Dr. Iichardson. of Springport, N. Y., made an
interestirg statement at the medical convention
recent y theld in Rochester. In investigating the
causes and nature of eruptive diseases he made
the following experiment: IHe took a pieee of
fresh beef and pet it under pure water, where he
let it remain seventy hours. By this time the
meat had begun to decompose, and was far from
being agreeable either to the taste or smell.
The doctor then took a single drop of the water
and examined it under the microscope. He dis
covered in t anumeraous minute animals, all in a
lively state. He restimated that a cubic inch of
the water contained over twenty thousand of
these beings. The doetor at this state deliberately
swallowed four oeane of the water, and soon
afterward opened a vein la his ar. In the blood
that issued forth he diseovered a number of living
organisms precimely similar to those Ia the water
emasems Be revs.
ITranslated far Every Saturday from Die ar'utsaubm'
Several years ago, a wealthy old bachelor in
Paris invited me to a dejeunete 4 fa,,'rchet., at
his Landsome residence near the Place de Is C an
corde. The guests whom I met at his table were
gentlemen of culture and distinction, authors, ar
tists and lawyers; the conversatton,'therefore,
never lagged fir a moment, and the geners
wines, of which our Amphictryon was justly
proud, contributed not a little toward enliveaing
it and called forth maoy a spirited and piquant
i, nen we rose from the table, we repaired to the
smoking-room, where we sipped the most fragrant
Mocha and smcked the choicest Havanas. The
windows of this room opened upon the Champs
Elya6es, and as the sun was shining brightly in
the cloudless sky, and a fresh, bracing breerz
was blowing through the green tops of the elms,
countless equipages tolled toward the Bois de
Bulogne, and the broad sidewalks were cruwdd
with pedestrians; and many celebrities of art and
literature, of science and diplomacy, were elbi w
ing their way through the throng without being
noticed by anybe dy.
We gazed, chatting gayly, upon the motley
scene before us, when one of the guests, M. Dl)
faure, a lawyer of considerable distinction, called
our attention to a very tall gentleman in black,
who approached with a dignified step from the
Place de Ia Concorde, and then stood still under
'our window in order to allow some young girls,
who were approaching with their parents fron the
opposite direction, to pass by. They bowed their
thanks to him, and went on their way.
" Do you know the gentleman in black, who
treated those young ladies so politely just now '"
asked M. Dnfaure.
We replied in the negative.
" It Ia Monsieur de Paris," he said.
"The executioner! the headsman! we exc
claimed with one secord.
"The executioner of Parts," said M. Dufaure,
who, being a celebrated priest of the goddess The
mis. was well acquainted with the terrible avenger
I, jestlke. " Does he not look like a well to-do
retired merchant?" he added. " Fortunately has
huriness requires his attention but rarely, so that
he con live very quietly sr.d comfortably on his
salary, which, together with his fees, amounts to a
handsome sum. At this moment he, no doubt,
can e froml his large house on the Boulevard dtl
lntple, and is now going to Courcellee, where he
owns a villa, situated in a beautiful garden, and
which many persons envy him when they visit
that beautlful suburb of the capital; for, not.
withstanding the terrible character of his offi -,
upward of thirty persons applied for it in 1-17,.
when Sanson, his predecessor, was dismissed by
the government; and among these applicants
were even several physicians. lien are intent i'
earning a living, and a salary of six thousand
Irance for traveling expenses, and a number of
other fees, always will De quite an attraction."
One of us inquired for what purpose traveling
expenses were paid to the executioner.
" There are twen'y eight imperial tribunals in
France," replied M. Itufaure. " Every tribunal
has its guillotine and its exeunioner. When an
execution is to take place outside the capital of a
judicial district, the executioner, accompnied hy
the terrible machine, must of course repairt ti the
place of excnutlon. The machine, which, pre
riot s to the journey, has been taken asunder, and
packed in a box, is there unpacked, erected at
midnight, packed up aseam as soon as the execu
tion is over, and taken back to the capital of the
district. The headquarters of the gull otine at
Paris are at No. 42 Rue FPlie-Rteegault, where it
pays an annual rent of six hundred francs. As
fr the present executioner of Paris, he is a gen
tle and quiet man. He is a native of Southern
France-his name, Heidenrix, however, indicates
that he is descended from a Dutch taml!y."
There was a pause which was finally broken by
the remark of one of the guests, that it must be
horrible for any man to kill a person who never
wronged btm-nay, whom he never saw before.
" I am very far from gainsaying that " said M.
Dufaure; " nevertheless, people generally enter
tain entirely erroneous ideas in regard to the
functions of the public executioner. lie sees
his victim only for a few moo.ents, and never
troches him. The executions always take place
at break of day. Before dawn already the exe
cutioner repairs to the prison, and signs at the
cice the certificate by which he vouches for the
delivery of the person whom he is to behead. IHe
then enters the so-called toilet room, a narrow,
dark chamber, whither the poor sinner, accorn
panied by the priest, is soon after taken. The
executioner Is dressed in black, and wears bl.ck
glovee. The twenty steps separating the prison
from the scaffold, whither his ass stants have hast
ened already, are pertormed in a leg minutes.
As soon as the processieon arrives there, the crltiii
nal is fastened to the board, which is then lowers I;
the executioner touches a knob on the side of the
guillotine, the ax descends, and the terrible
ors&a Is over.
- You muet not suppose, however," be con
tinned, "that the performance of his duty makl's
no impression whatever upon the mind of the
executioner. Monsieur de P'ars is always as
pale as a sheet when he is to carry a death
warrant into execution, and, as soon as all is
over, he calls for a glass of water, in order
to calm his nervous agration. This excitement
may arise from the fact that he was uo'e bit
ten in the hand by a cr:minal whose head hut
not been placed in the right posation under lhe
" It is a wonder that he could ever make up his
mind to take such an oflfie upon hinsel;."
" It is not always an entirely voluntary act on
the part of the executioner," replied M. )utaaure.
"'Lhe office of Monsieur de Paris is her,-ditary;
It is handed down Iromr father to aon, as was the
case with the ansaun family, who heid uftice tor
upwards of two hundred years. The graindfather
of Banson, who was dismissed in 1147, was almost
heart-broken when he became his fa:her's so -ces
sor. He was born in Rouen. His lather wished
to give him a good education, but the doors of
every school were closed against the poor boy,
inasmuch as the parents of the pupils would nout
tolerate the son of an executioner in the midst of
their children, until tinallly a Door priest had
metlcy on youtg t-neun, ard educated tim. Tis
P-atilrn, won he became his fatlher's success-ir,
rtnained a rely gentle and pius man. It was
reserved for him to execute Louis the Sixteenth.
He ret oiled at first with the utmost horror from
this terrible task; nor drd he hiaself set the axe
in motion; aLd, when thbe king's head had fallen,
he was taken bick, and died in the course of aix
"n, his last will he sr,!ered that a mass -f expia
tion mhoudl he asnualy read at his expense ,ii
the 21slt ii hlsituary. lls son was by no iiea-to
as t-seitive aLd humane as his lather. te had
lI hands ltull oi business doring the ,eig'n of
Ierror. lie executed Marie At,,onette, the dJukae
(,1 Orleans, Maleshe ress. arid a great many others,
which did not lprevent him, the s,,yu.
ct.atu- iis jUi", ,' is crittinls,' front being a
great lover t mus'ic, and giving every week
a iusical soirie at which the most cele
brated ai ta performed. This anson en
jiyed a certain popularity. He liked to vi.it
the vaudeville iheaters, woere he createl a sensa
to n by his tall stature and bald head. He was n-it
nt re quently called upouby distinguished Frencia
mrin and foreigners, ho isr e grea'ly urilrltir-li
to see at his house a nlllther of valuahble paliitibs
and his two heantitul ilaughters, who were ex
ceediogly well-bred, and performed very sknlltuily
on the piano. One day, in ii.iS, I. irJs lhirliali
and Bowrlug sent hiui word that they would v-ilt
him. The two celebrated men wetre deslrouis t
getting acquaioted with him and-th- coillotine.
In honor of these guests, the ci ..Lue was
painted afresh. Lord uilrLam illi'eu l I to hbuy ,,
sheep and have it beheaded, but he conuttents
hinusell with seeing Samson drl, the ax on sev
eral bundles in his presence aod that t thre -mer
guests ; for a number o Enghslihmen had accoin
tanltd him to the executioner's house. The nto
riocs Vidocq assraisted the executioner in making
this t xperiilent, with whicts Lords I)urhlrn anl
Bowliig were so deighted tlhat they :Utvited can
son and his sin to dinner. Beside them Alexano
der DUnmas, Balzac, Fourier, Victor Conalderant.
and many others were invited. I myselt was
amnong the guests, and I do not remember ever
harving seetn a sprtghtlier dinner party."
The consersation turned to the conduct of the
oulprits oea the way to the scaffold.
" It is very different," said M. Dufaure, " most
of them ere so worn out by the long impneoniment
and excitement that, at the fatal hur, they are
more dead than alive. Others take painsato shaks
off their depression and seek to seem coura.geous.
But it is very rarely that one of them meets death
with perfect so-.9fraid. Not nefrequently there
are cases of extreme cowardice. Thue Verger,
the murderer of the archbishop of Paris. had to be
forcibly dragged from his couch and dressed for
the scalffold. He had felt convinced that he would
be pardoned, and he was utterly unprepared for
death. When the priest exhorted him to compss
hieself, he said, 'I would you were in my place '
Even before he had reached the scaffold, his fea
tunres wee so much distorted that no one recig
nized him any more. It is true, Orsini and Pieri,
especially the former, conducted themtelves in a
widely drealtmueaner. Both knew what was in
store for them sd prepared to meet their fate
bravely. Orsini destred tobe be uried In a coffino- "
"Are then the remains of the executed criminals
not interred in coffita ? '" nterrnpted one of the
SNo. As soon as the sword of justice huas
avenged the crrme, they are conveyed to the
Montpernaseme Cemetry and thrown into their
grave. Now Orsini expressed in his short bat
well writtea will the wish to be laid after his le.
cation Into a cofn, to be sent to London andito
be burted there by the side of his friead. U.o
Poscolo. The coffi was granted to him, but his
remalas were not seat to London. He expressed
in his will still another desire. to-wit: that a gold
watch, worth eight hundred francs, might be purt
chased and given to Jules Favre, who had defend
ed him. 7ae then procurear gunral. Chbnl df~'
tango, caused this wish too to be fulfilled, and I
believe Jules Favre is wearing that watch all the
time. Orsini preserved in his last moments the
same tranquility and composure which he had
shown during the whole of his imprisonment. As
'regicides.' he and Pieri had to ascend the scat
fold barefooted and their heads shrouded in black
crape. On the way thither, Pieri began to sing
the hymn, 'Mourir pour la Pattie;' but Orsini
rebuked him in gentle words and exhorted him to
be quiet and composed. Pieri's head fell first.
Orsini gazed at it for amoment, and shooting out.
'Vive l'Itsie ! vive la France! ' he laid his head
under the ax."
"Permit me to close this not exzatlyvery merry
conversation by relating a curious case," said an
artist who was among the guests. "You muse
have heard oftentimes of Lays, the opera singer.
This singer who enjoyed consideratble and well
merited celebrity toward the close of the eigh
teenth century, left a daughter who married the
historical painter, Dupavillon, a pupil of David's0
and a son who obtained to gain fame and riches in
the career of his father. Dupavillon, the painter,
a very excellent artist, was in feeble health, and
soon was unable to work in his profession, so that
I , was soon in an embarrassed condition, which
the Society of Fine Arts tried to alleviate as much
as possible. His brother in-law, Lays, who loved
his art, but was destitute of talent, was soon like
wise in reduced circumstances; and, although he
was neither a painter nor a sculptor, he was sup
ported by our vociety as a member of Dopavil.
I n's tamlly. IBefore long, however, a still worse
fate was to befall this unfortunate man, a rumor
spreading like wild fire that, during the Reign of
Terror, he had officiated on the soaffold as assis
tant of the executnoner. He was relieved as here
tofore, but no artist would see him; no one would
come in personal contact with him. He had
already written several letters to our president
and to the founder of the association of .-ti-ts,
Baron Taylor, requesting an interview; but the
baron, in spite of his well known kind-hearted
ness. could not prevail upon himself to visit a
man upon wl ,m such a suspicion rested. Many
years passed in this manner, until Taylor, pr-,
fouodly moved by the heart-rendering letters of
the old elnger, at length resolved to visit him.
" ' am the victim of a terrible suspicion,' he
said to the baron, 'and I know what has given rise
to it. My father was on friendly terms with
Sanson. who, it is well known, was an ardent
lover of music. ans:on gave a great many
soirees, and my father sang at his house with
out ever accepting any remuneration at the
hands of his friend. Sanson's family and mine
were in constant intercourse, and after the death
of Sanson and my father, Sanson's son often
gave me money. But I swear by the Almghtby
God that the suspicion which has been weigh.
lig me down for so many years past. and made
me an outcast, is untterly groundless.'
"Baron Taylor, it is true, was convinced of
the sincerity of the poor man, but he required
still more irrefutable proofs. Hence, he repaired
on August 24, 15t. to .anson, whb, you Know,
had been disamisaed in 147 ; and Sanson wrote
him at once a certilicate, in which he declared
that Lays had never been in the service, that
the assistants of the executioner wre appointed
by the minister of justice, that they received
their salary from that functionary, and that
cone but relatives of the execu icner were ap
pointed to that position.
"The minister of justice told the baron thy
same thing, and thus the poor mun was relieved
from the disgracc, that had weighed him down
for over twenty years past.
'Paris is the most interes:ing city on earth."
said the artit, cluosing his narrative. "No ro
msncist is able to invent as thrillin: events as
take place here every day, and I am justified in
sa.ing that the truth here is often by no means
l.Ife an Aorway.
Lady Di I.eauclerk's " Summer and Winter in
Norway," just published in London, by Murray,
contairns the following acc:,unt cf the skating
club of Christiania :
" When the winter so long expected at last ar
rived the sky was as black as ink; it blew a gale
of wind from the no,rth, not a dog was to be seen
in the streets, and the occasional carrying away
of the shutters that had been put up to protect
the shop windows showed how strong the wind
was. In a short time the snow followed -not as
English snow falls, in a sift sprinkle. but so thick
and so close that it was like a sheet suspended be
tIre the window, hiding everything from sight.
This continued more or less for two days, and
then the sky cleared and the sao shine out as
bright as ever, bult on a white worl I, and we are
told that winter had arrived, and that the snow
was down for the year.
" As the ice was now covered w th anow, the
skating club opened its operations. Men and
horses were constantly at work plying the handy
little machines for throwing off the snow (which,
if allowed to lie, rote the ice) till they bad clear-ed
about the space of two large field., which they
flooded at sundown, by means of two little pipes,
with fresh water, which froze and became an un
blemished sheet of ice.
" The skating club is to Christiania what Rotten
Row is to London. It has its fashionable hours
from 12 to 2 o'clock-when the dandies may be
ieen Ietforming figures of eicht on the outer
edge, aid helping the ongraceful and spasmodic
movements of 1nglish beginncrs. Like Rtr'en
Ulw. it has also its unfashionable time-from 2 to
4 o'clock-when its devotees seem to avoid it
like a pestilence, and its hours for the townsfolk,
who. when their work is over, sally forTh to skate
by moon or torch light, and when they depart,
more fresh water is poured over tie the cut uo
ice. which appears the next day in renewed
"Now the snow plow appeared in the streets to
enab;e trafli~ to be resumed. It was a giant ma
chiLe drawn by ten horses. covered vith bells, and
accompanied by men and boys, woo helped the
horses up when they fell in toe snow. which was
knee deep. As the plow passed along it left a
hard smooth surface of beaten snow, the snow it
had thrust away forming a wall on either side,
which was subsequently carried iff on sledges.
3 he searne process in miniature clear the footwavs,
tand before noon the streets were arraged to pr
fecrtion. The elffect of everything dcszzling white
wa. at first beau'tfl, but it dil no: last long, as
lthe coitant trafiic soon dirties the soow, when it
looks like an ordinary road. Fverything was now
on sh dgee; people, instead of carrying their loads.
put them on small keikers or runners and pulled
them along by a string. It was eatremely cold.
twenty dgreFes below freezing point. The ladies
took to ,tools and fir boots, and were warned
never to wear veils till the cOlcid was over, as the
breath turns to Ice on the eall, and would
freeze the noase without the owner's cognizance.
Shb old this most painful accident o-nr, and the
fri zron nose re-eive a blow it woul: clip off like
a piece of chita. and should one venture minto a
hot r(om before it was thawed, one would be cn
demred to carry about a very red and disfigured
nose for the rest of one alites."
In the course of the winter. Lady Di herself
near;y lost an ear by frost Returning from a
drive, during which she had inceani rall y left h'r
ears uncovered, the porter of the h-tel remarkeid
that one of them was white and frozen, and ad
rised her to thaw it by rnbbing it with snow -a
painful process-before she vetured into a hot
atnoopph, re. After this alarming lesson the to,-k
to going about as the Norwegian hdies lI,, with
the.r heads tied up as ii suferiog lrum tooth
A NortPD I-'F.u e . ueR..- Ms or J&s. Kirk
land gives, in 'utram'e Magazine, a :lever picture
of life at the famous. or infamous, gambling place
of Ilomburg. Ile thus describes a nocted female
"A famous player and eonstaot loser is the
CounCevs K!s-eief. She has been often described.
Every one has heard of her beinog wheeled in her
harir to the Kursaal, an] sitting at her plate at
the table from the opening to the -losing of the
play. almost uninterruptedly, seven days each
week durming the whole season. Fabulous tales
are told regarding her age, but, fri,m her looks.
she cannot be over seventy. Beaidss, her pecu
hiar relations with the late Emperi r Nicholas of
Russia fix the date of her birth as being almost
certainly izrce the beginning of the present cen
tury. Very large, very bent, very infirm, very
bright-eyed, and very affable-such are the char
acteristic which now mark the appearance of
this world-famous beauty.
" Nicholas left her one hundred th ousard florino
a year. The present emperor has eut down this
pension one-hsblf. and on the remainder, say
$20.(r4), (in addition to her private fortune,) the
countese measnge, with strict economy, to live.
Of course she cannot play very heavily. She is
sad to set aside forty thousand francs a year to
lose at play, saying that in her you:bh and besuty
she sent more than that sum on dress and gay
ety: and now, that youth and beauty are gone,
bshe must spead her time and money on the pleas.
nrea whieh are left her. isamiag, with her, is not
a speculation, it is an occnpation--a slight ex
cement,. aImoat uacnnected with hope and
fear. ia her favor it may be smid that in Russia
she is much respeted. When she is in St.
Peteoebrg the treet wher be ives i. bloeked
with the carriages of caller.-the best socIety,
ATLANTIC INUIt&NCE VFA Nv
Ofee .We, 1 Csamp Stwreet.
NEW OJ.EAI, July 9, 14.
To conformity with the requlrements of their Charter the
Company pubb their Second Anneal Stateme.n
Amestof Premiums for the year endin4 July 5, IAI, via:
Fire P emilms ........................... .... 64 097 1
Marine Premims................................. 38. 416 2
River Premiums........... ...................... 36839 23
$ 139 S3: 49
Loses Paid during same paered:
On Fure Ries ......................$ 12 14 A3
Marti Ris ................... 9.160 50
River Risks ..................... 11.082 37
5 857 i)
Return Premiums.................... 2 487 45
btrhe...... ......... ...... 22 130 90
Taxes and Internal Revenue........ 5 778 2
Pe lnearance . ......... ... 2120 61
Expens, ret, etc.,Less ntere, etc. 11.888 Ss
$ 31 995 29
tock Notes....................................$ 280 00 oo
Loaned o Mortgage.............................. 3 !2 30
L an.s on Pledge ................................. 12 0 00
Bills l bl, iert time ...................... 2 7 28
Valette Dry Deek 8tnek........................ 91 00
Liuhtering Coma .ock ............................ 0100
Insurance Stock ........................... 1.25 10
Premtauers o eourse of collection................ 15 013 63
Bilds Recelvabe, payable on demand .............5 000 00
C iee Furniture .................................. 2.61 37
Cash on hand.................................... 57 r1
$ 381 .995 .29
TIe shove statement is a tru and correct transcrlpt from
the Boks of ,he Company.
E. RIGNEY, President.
H. P. JUAvtR. Secretary.
hewrrn uand .ubcrtl d before me thi Ilth day of Ju'y,
A. D. 1V58. A BHEL EY.
Second Justice of the Peace, Parish of Orleans
The Board of D rectors have declared a Dividend of FIVE
DOLLARC1 per Share, to be credited to the unpaid 8to:k
motes. I RIGMBEY,
II. P. Janvi., Vice President.
E. RIlgey, H. H. Stanley,
O W. Maetson. TM Rimmone,
h illIam Von Phul, Jae. Byrne,
H. i Janver, B J. Wrt,
T. Prodhomme, (. M. 8ona,
B. L Mann, E. Newman,
J P. Elg'e.ton, A. D. Oliler
em. Aver. Jn H. Keep,
C(. 1. sla.back, Thoe. Simms.
LOUIIlNAx mUTUAL IlNMaIAXNA
FOCRTEEST ANNUALs STATEMENT.
In easformity with the reqnaremesaV a thel Okarer ie
Company publish the Iellowing Statement:
Tptal Premiums for the year endl g 39th Fe.
ary, 18 .................................. . ~8t,53
Vi-Fire Premums ..................$25,27 7
Marta Premlums................ l,1d 70
lve Premiums................ 10O.0 15
LA. ea Prem ms m.............. I 5. tW
L Usearned Premiums.............. 4145 W
- ---4 46,0 7
Set Med Preams...........................$ 903.518 7
Fire Leoses....................... 1en 63
Marine I.oees.................... 18873 79
ir L ses................ ... .. M 6 0
Dsmat l o af S . ............. 5.348 M.
Taxes and Internal Revenue.......... 36,741 3
Expenses, Rent, et., less Discounta
Account........................... 2,310 83
Six per cent. Interest an oatstanding
Scrip to 1t March, 1568 ............. 17.m777
- 4911,40 78
uBeerved fc UsQadusted loe................... 11,277 a
The Oempeqy have kh lellwlag A iets, which In the R.
port of the Finance Committee of theCompany, unanlmously
adopted by Lbe Board of Trustees, are declared, alter ample
allowances and d-doction are made, be eqaivalent to a
Cash Ospital of $e0,000, via:
Invesnedi al lsatle........................5 41,s9 11
Invested In Mortgage a Real Betasle............ 790,19 S
Invested In City and ether Boad................ 83.0 00
Invented Bank and Other Stocks............... 123,385
Lavesd s ersp lasuraae mp ........ I15.3S03
Leaned on P.edgee......................... .. 18,200
Bllrs aevbls ................................. 3,098 s
Pramsume In easse o Oelelssone..1............. 97.362
Oa al t ..................................... 111.513 49
$ 737,369 49
he absve statemeat s fest, rno d eaeeet trmsetp
from the beeks of t e Company.
CRAB. RIeRS, Preldesl.
I. P Bea . seerary.
Swhure to sad s~aerihedM befe m. thise Ld day e Mareh,
IMB1 . PAUL W. COLLENS,
Thirdtulstles of the /esho
81z per c. Interest a all enItetanding 8erip will be paid
t1 thle legal holderstlereol on the scood Meandy of May neuL
OHBAB BIGI.r , frelndeaL
Au. Cansna, Vice Presld·nL
lharle Mrtge LA. Me*geme p
As. Osrerer* A. Loeart.
e. A. Foedh, Freak WiItHie.
SBragier. Thomasu Sye,
Ohes Lah . Jeha Therabhlll.
Fho 8. Snonsel. W. A. VYiet.
P. Anderea. Haltgh Maedoaid.
AlIed Kearny. W a. . Plneukad.
A. Frerlche, John . Wallis
eeo W. Dunbar, Seere Foster.
B 1. Steahsera,. LadIn Stewast
Gee W. Rygea, . . eahie,
Areh d Mostgomer Joho Nixon, Jr.,
HenoryJ. eee. PhasIn
E. Maqrque, James )allier,
Chs Weibsear., iuoiph Sle.
LIFE ISIURANCE COMPANY.
apital. .............. ................500.4OO
OFFICE, 142 CANAL BTrEET, NEW ORLEAN.
Jobhn Pemherton, W . PItke, Edward Rrney,
E. A Tljr, J. W Stone, W B t4.hmtdt.
( II Bloromb, A Thompson, Alexander Mt.rkts,
F Dlbhondlh, Pblikp Meyer, C.K. rira dry.
Deorge A. Fosdlek, Edward Brnett, arshall J. Smith.
Joslr ELLIoSon. President. W. 8 Pins. Vice-Presolent
T. M. Daalt,leneal Agent, . P.BalrusL Bcretay.
Dr. B. H. Mo, Dr. Sam it h'bopie, Dr V l eMoner,
Dr. henry Smith, Dr J. H. Lewis, Dr. W. i. lchorl
O . Breux. Aiterney.
ALL KINDB OF LIFE R:8K8 TAKEN-Ordinary Lif
and eannal Edowmeat. Ten Annual Enadowment and Five
Annael Eadowment; ingle Payment; Participating and
lIon Partlcpating, Itmod by th Comp a y u low as sy
other Company. -
ALL. PAYMENTS NON FORFEITABLE.
YN MTUAL IBUN nNCO COfrANY
OF NEW ORLEANS,
Oee. No. Si Camp Street.
Ameaut opvniorme duriig the pear end'
Ase as n 5st ilacemer, 187., ralued at..... ... 767,746 9I
lEW ORLEANS. Ja-em ry d. --M -The Board of
re teereetille to parS rer t interest om all ittotanI
cnt uD the net eaad alatoatia PromL .me bro the ear
ondino Deraetbr 3set 197 THOS raLIf) Pre'e.
Taos Asnaaso. Secruary 5O0@.. GJAIiES,. V. P.
Dlredorebehe yea.lr I --John 0. Oah(es. Hmor, Roe
skew, It T. Lonedae. B. Be.s... J 1' Barullt, duoc W~leo,
a w. Bart. John C. Ricks J. 1. 8sIafer, J. B. Bres, The.
81oo, L B. Marke
pENIX MUTIUA 1. LIlr INSUANOM 00.,
omOe e. DAIA.rG, OeamnIt AaL
Oa mm·r Omal msd St. (rhe msea. natremes Me
1USC sae l d* 8e SS. Cals stim, MewOrItsm
eaer Samee. etma / s , . J O
mass. ze. . Mruses1( Ball. Ess
NILETMT·ii ANIZAL &TATalELT
CRESCENT MUTUAL INSUIRANCE COMPANY.
SOreuas. MeI I6S. 1NS.
The Trasem, n o feafermlty te thebcharter, submit the fonl
lowlug statement of the hal , at the eempay on tae 20th
day of Aprl, 1i.6:
FPr e Premlums far year ..............$ 286.12
Marin Prmemtm fow year............ 94.02 8
Alver Premims fore ear....... .... 177.684 )3
Total t arneld Premims.......... 147.64
Fir' to sea paid and estimated..... $ 8.0
Mar.n ........... .................... 67.074 08
River .................................. 85 72 47
Paid Taxes........................... M.0195
Paid reaasm names aed diseamt In Neu
of s crip.......................p . 40.10 30
Paid Iateut, return premume. geu
arl eapemas less dismant etc.... .059 01
-- SO19 S13
Net pro tsl.......................... 1 9:5 Iii
The Company haver te following Assets:
Bills Receivabl ...................... 37.444 3M
Loans on bonds and Mortgage ........ 9.34 3
--S 106 S7 76
Cash teand ....................... 10t.677 34
Loans ea pledgeof stocks en call.... 6.400 00
Loea on pledge of stocks on time.... 11 l9000
Reel Estane........................... T 00
Scripe of other Companies and sorl
ecalt ........................... 40 48
-- 131.372 48
Coesolidated City Bonds.............. 0 0 00
City Bonds........................... 60 00
Beank and other stocks ................ 196 97 17
25.-- 17 17
Coupeas for City Bonds pest due.... 8.450 U1
Doe fw Preminms I ceurse of eol
lectles............................ 41 .60 (.1
The Company have also:
Snapended Notes, Stocks asa Bonds.. t43116 20
Forbited Scrip account .............. 7.8U1 4
Interest ucalled for.................$ 7.30 25
The above statement II a true and correct treascript from
the books of the Company.
THOS A. ADAMS, President.
BRnty V. Oeor, Seeretary.
PARrSH OF ORLEARE, 1
(Cty or New Orleans
Sworn to sad subscrbed bembr me, this 234 day of May,
Ic68. PARIS HILUt.DRErS.
Second Justloe of the Peace,
Parish of Orleans
The Company will ay terest at 6 par cent. In ash on
all its Otstandlng Certificates of. BSrip to the legal holders
thereof, on and after the second Monday lu Jane net.
The Board of Truatee have also dclared a Scrp Dividend
of THIRTY THSER AND ONE-THIRD per cont. on the
an ed premiums eatitled to partidlpaton for the year end
log April 30, 1868; for which certifcates will be lussed on and
after the lrat Monday In August next. fu ef ilovero menita.
TH)LMAB A. ADAMS. PreMtdeat
BAAUKIL H. KLNEIMDY. VicePrealdent.
HBnlr V. Ooaum. Secretary.
John Watt, C. T. BRddecke,
Samuel B. Newman. P. H. Foley,
Wm. Edwards, A. 41 Ober,
P. timms. A. Thompson,
EINICMAR&TM' MUTUAL IISUIAIIAOI
COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS.
FOURTEENTH ANNUAL STATEMENT
In conformity with the requlrements of their Charter, the
Company pubtish the following
Premiums rceived during the year ending 3lt May, 1968. In
cluding unearned premiums of the previous year :
On Fire Risks ............................... 1 .... 136 4 4
On Marine Riks ................................. tE4, I1
On River isks .................................. 99,t1 6
Total Prem'ums ................ .......... $1.151,t96!
Leoo Premiums Unearned 31st May.
lif.. ............................ 226 47 00
Lesarn Premiums.................... 7,471 07-- 2350 ,i 07
Net Earned Premiums 31st May, 1680.......S tellI si 11
On Fire Risks.................. 5271 226 37
On Marine Risks.............. 173,940 5i
On River Risks................ 45,929 6
Taxes......................... 31,016 61
Reisuranre, Ixpenpes. Preot
and Loss, les Interest ..... 106,203 0- 0 4.314 St
Net Profit ....................... ....... 277.3J9 59
The ompany hare the following amets:
Real Istate................................1 159,617 87
Netes Secured by Mortgage ................ 675107
Ntes Secured by P'ldga ................... 6 147 23
Cash on hand......... ............... 121,179 24
Premiumoc i n oure of Collecton.......... 75 65
Citlay Bords.............................. 335r( l )
oank end Rilroad Stocks............... . ItM ll t
Bills RBerakle.......................... . 127.151 7)
cripe of Mutual Inseurnee Coempanie .... i 4i5 It
Btork of Vallette Dry Dorck Cmpny ... 15.111 titi (
Levere Steam Coton Prosa ........ i r ii
Marine sDry Dok ........ . 3 7l,, (
Merrchant' Ehtnes ....... 1.(DI 0
Lihtering and Wreckinlg Co ..... ln)it
Lculloana Equitable Life ts. Co. 50 Ii
State Bonds..... ......................... 1,131
Total ....................... ....... ,4t_il4 I
ncls:med interest and Internst pay
able in July nex on !l outLstand.
lag Icr psof the (impsay.... ..101.346 I1
Tlrtyflve per rent of Scrip inuo of
18519, payable in July ..... . 7)_ 7t 75
Unearned Premiums S31t May, I341.. 264,67 34--390.74 9)
The athee Stateeant le Just, triue and correct trnnscript
froem theboid of the Comiany.
JOHN PEWBERTOS, Presidont.
PAUL POUECHT, Secretary.
RTATR OP .tOUI, IA1A. )
Parish of (irlernls, (,ty ·It Neow irlinsn I
liwof to aO ubsntfled before me, thLe Yth dyl. of J.ie,
11.1. PAIA L W CioLLIENS,
Thilrd Jlutice c the l'eaoe.
At a meetinlg of the Board oi IrLterL, held on the 9t~h
day of June. It it was resolved lto decle a nSrip Ith In I
of THIRTY PER CENT. on the Net Ermed ParticiptlLng
Premiumis for the year edinlg SD h May I5 for which cer
tlfccates wil be tioned on ad after the Srot day of A ognt
neoxt. Also to pay on and iafter the secondI Monday nJ Oly
ner THIRTY FIVE PER CENT. ON TlE Sc'RIP l-Si.
()F 159., end snT per cent biterest on all outsLandung Scrips
of the Company.
John Pembertoiu. P Mapero. Dovid M Crd,
N Pillg. L F (Slaeree, itlrie i'its.
t.hu b - ory, J,,hn Mircnn 'Bl 51. Italf,
5'. S Wtilt1. J. J Fsraedeo.
COtMMRIIAL InlUTANCB tCOMPAU V
SECOND ANNUAL STATEMENT.
Iln confe nmlty with the lrequmremet of thr charter the
COMMERCIAL INSUlANC1C3 COMPANY publish the foL
Amount of Premilsa for the ya eding·¶1t March, 1818
Fire remiume...................... I 34201 44
River Premiums....................... 7l9 tra
MiarPne sleamsl..................... 0,l II
RivLer cnee .................... 84244 33
Matile LJeu s ........................ 373 71
S1i 327 41
lueat................................ 1.119 01
,renarane ...................... 8 M
Itnrn mr mluae...................... 4S
uask on ba d . .. . ......S 3
Furniture............................ 4.73 6
Premiums es....................... M,0
stock otes ......................... U --4ND w 44
The ewa S aI eml s , e end em t trasusnpt
0ee O. S ,m Sasret
Soe i d a a~e S b r IO 2t day . Aprl.,
seemhlt Peeee iaumb tslens
HIIM M UTUAL IlSUIRAeCi lM.
PANT OF NEW ORLANI.
Oes., No 76 Camp s, eorner of NoI e etr
Pmium resihatd durtag tiee eer adig
Desember 31, 18i ...... ..............e i8,LaM .O
Lme, asles, expensm., e-tueramcs, eita,
pai darle ame perit .............. T111,60@ 7
Aeste on the Slot Deember, L187.......... T 709, OI
This Compay cotinOes to tasare ealast .the pe the
as, Rivera, and lees or dmay by Pti re, ai es-arI
rates of presium.
ALFRED MOULTON, Peselsnt
Wl . M. PEREKIN, TVies P dest.
A. W. IUNTER, N seer y.
J. N. Afle. I. N. dwipee , .. E Os-eve.,
A. MsiStbes1, We3 s AH. H May,
WemP . erg.P J. . leahesr. Jas t. n O
NEW OLEANSls MUTUAL
O ee, Ceraelr of Camp and Carnal Stneets.
Premiums rere'ved during the year ending Decem.
her 31st, 167 ........................ .... .411t,2l1. 41
Looses, Taesn, Expeans, Reinsuranc, etc , paid
during same period . . . ................... .... 19. 4
Aiets on the Slst Deomber, 1867.................Sta.tae '9 *
New ORLatrSv. January II. 199.
The Bmead of Directore have reo red to declare a srip
divldead of THIRTY PER CENT. on the net carnal partil
peting premiums for the year ending De,'eber SI. 1467; and
have further resled te pay Six Per Cent inarrest a all out.
standing certificates of Scrip, on and after the seomld Mos.
day of March, 166 J. TUYES. Presidat(l
J. W. ittlCas, Secretary.
Geo. Urqubnart, T. 8i. BlaschardJr,. ('he lAttBs
A. Rothereau, Wm lseven. J. M Lmateyre
G W. Babcock, J. A White, A Nebreiter,
Joe. ti;athe, W. F Willinms, J. Tuyere
FIEM'Il:N' IlNiSU/LANCE OCiOMANT
OF NhW ORLEANO.
Capital Stock ...... ... ................ Oe.OOO
With privilege to increase to $3.1i.),000.
Office No. 26 Camp street. Atory Roflding, corner (f Camp
uail Commou atreest.
B. L MILLAtrrO+. President; J. M. LrAPERne, Ltee.PradeAnt;
E. N. GAxncusIA, be:retary.
This 'ompnny offers to the Inrnretd the optil.n of a rebate ,f
1 per cent . or i poar;loatton il the net profit, ppable h t
the elt of each ycr in 'r.h
This load, a. now extended, will be opened to tne p.b
Sueday, the l1sa lIe·tat.
Fare te and from the Lake, same day, TWENTY-FIVIt
Chlldrei ender 12 years of age will becharged TEN CENT*?.
The City Tesmins i fixed at the Head of Lafayette street,
where wltlllna few yards of the bteamboat and orgle Land
Iorg, and in the Immediate vicinity of all the Warhease aid
Western Prodie Dealers, the Company has erected a
O(RAlsD FREIGHT DEPOT, with a capacity of at least ten
Observitng (ITY TFT.EORAPH TIME as ereely as
poaelble. the Trams will run as fAllews, halting at ('anol
street, at French Market. at Old Passenger Depot and at
C" aJberne street:
Steam Train eaes New D'pt. Steam Tron leaves I.ate laL.
't oclock A. A. o5 ,·cek a .
12 .. r. . r..
4 .. .. I
1 .. .. 4
7 .. R
The O r. i. Train from the I ak will not 'o 'eyond the lPa.
senger )epot at the head of Elylstan lneid i raot.
The iNorse 'ar will leave theeity at 4 at r . and the I.tku
at Il r. I., and cannot, for the present, run beyond the itl4
For theeanveriere of Rathers and Fishing parties, a stear
Tral, will lease the New I)ret at 4 o' hl t on Muarnay mnoru
tals. An ertia tr:p will also be run at t o clock in theday.
Baitgage, lighthonuiold effects sad family slpalies will he
received at the t.lD DEPOT if the traveler so prefers it. In
that event, the packag a mosnt be brn,cht only ia the day
of the departure of the steamer *or which they are Isatedr,.
and then n t later than tihirty io.ntlltes prior to the paleing ot
the train whh cmnh rerctwith her
Trase'ers fet,r Y,ohlle Ir the Waterlng Plaes who way le..
sloe their ialegae and erects deliveredi at the Old Depot will
plse expres their wivh to the noMrre of the hoea, who w.l
take pleasurein eerlpg that their plopesty is seuored and
placed sleparatey on the wharf.
TIXOLOUl XATEeO OF PREIErT
NEW OIIEAN ,.
New Yokh, Hogtes. Phlladletls oate All
Polite Norlth ad LElst,
VIA N. O, i. AND GREAT Ni)RLIItlR Arls MIl.
ltBI'81PI I ('INRAL RAILLOAR8. ,rCt.
ALL RAIL ROUTE.
N lsaersace IRequired.
TIIHROOII BILLS LADING SITONED AND RATES
N, 0 . J. AlDOI N. R TI.ROADOPIT:CP t
New Orlesr,l July it 1 1
iirperl are it formd tihat we re rI, w transyerlng fre t
le twe New Irlesas antt New ,,rk. 10 ton, Pitl, ph,
e . It very ltw rate. marlolr n t is tic t' lle hlIpp·er by h ,i
re ate ·f tm TWkhiTYto FIY i'i P.It CEN(t.
All clilllr lft ico. dmt·ne ir oor.tloeiu will be pronpy:
ettled a. pol.te o delltrry.
For lurther inlolmutunou apply at the Depot. ea :CaIt l
strt, or at the notc of the C'oopanly, o. It CarondertL
T B WILLIAMS.
General upertclote dent.
Joanl To.lecr ienera' Freight Atent.
SPEED, (OMOIT AND SA PET"
CAIRO AND ILLINOIS CIENTRAL RAILRAD.
Quick aind Direct Riont to New York, B t*mon and e Eart.
ern Cit;e--Tw. Train loave 'lairo dri'y on arriral
of Trains and Steamers frm the inuth.
But Two Chlagee
BETWEEIIN LW I ORK ANDI EW ORLEANS
T:rough from ew OeIa to claibum,. withenI ehnge.
tLh rnuglh Trek to New Ort ea Ipty ait teince o f
the N. O., J • O N. R It.edeorcttT t, stthsaS.. <)
tt t A a;la a t and hel l.ne i uf imm/I tuloyiloat a t'm
arO ra so~nle t bihtcate.
Ge. e Jal)HNN.
Ien I SouthernIa Pimnenr Agt l N Ote.
NIW OtLEAS,. JAVKem AND
GoREAT NORTHERN RAILROA.
A(E)OMODATION TRAIWS LEAYt ON SUlWDATI
cl r gs ea teheit ae s l I TriYals of Satsrdr ot lSat.
dyplra a af fLhstd Itnineof nuir or Sunday atoQt.
t. id IT a i asmtas)
at 6. A. U.
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