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PLYMOUTH WEEKLY DEMOCRAT.
VOLUME XIV. PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1869. NUMBER 4;. Poctrn. THE KINGDOM OF HOME. BT WM. RANKIN BI RTEE. Thk followincr I the pri. sons to which wa awanlel tbe l"0 offered uy the pubMsherd of IlAirth ami Iftrmt : Dirk is the night, and flffnl and drearilv R'ish.' the winrt lik; th-.; wave of the sea : kittle care I. a here I sins cheerily. Wife at my side and my baby on knee : King, King, crown me tr.oKinsr: Home is tbe Kingdom and Love id the King ' Flashes the firelight upon the dear faces, Dearer and dearer as onward ve go. Forces the shadow b-thind us, and places' Brightness around us wiih wan.itb in the glow. Kin?, Kin?, rr wn me the K ng : Home is the Kingdom and Lo m is the King ! Flashes the lovelizht. increasing tl e glory. Beaming from Bright eye with warmth of the NU, Telling1 of trust and content the sweet story, Lifting the -hadows that ov.-r ns roll. King. King, crown me the King: Home is the Kingdom and Love is the King ! Hictaer ttcvn mi?er with perishing tr5asure, Served with a service no etHMjUNl could brirg . liuppv with fortune that word- cannot measure, Ugat -hearted I on the hearthstone can sing. King King, crown me the King: Homo is the Kingdom and Love is the King ! Selected JHtocetlatro. OUT IX TITfl RAIN. BY (1R.M'F OAUDXER. PWUHUJll rain: mowirl right down on Millie Warner's tasteful little hit and graceful shoulder, unprotected save by a thin shawl, no-withstanding the beseech ing glance of the prettiest pair of hazel eyes that ever looked up to a cloud in that way. The inexorable, stony-hearted thing joVt poured ami its delrging treasures without minding them thj leust bit in the world. Mow, Millie wasn't afraid of a shower, nuless there was thunder an! lightning; but she had quite a regard for her pretty hat, which was not two we eks old, and -did hate dreadfully to have it spoiled. Be sides, she knew vain Iii tie girl that it was exceedingly becoming, Her glass told her that, and Squire Johns, the great man of the town, had whispered lo her jutit the same, looking at her very admir ingly all the while. It was too, too bad. Andouicame Millie'i handkerchief, which she tiirew ver trie hat, just about halt covering it. She drew it off, the next mo ment, and laughed. As if such a deluge of handkerchief could do any good, she said to i.erself : :' How could she be so silly f Millie, not so very wise yet, tried next to run away from the shower ; but, in her haste, ran into several mud puddle?, there by muddying the pretty little fett in a per fectly scientific manner. Sir; waiked quite leisurely, after that, saying, philosophic illy : As my hat is spoiled already, there can he no use in hurrying. I am neither sugar nor salt." Nevertheless, when Millie came to a large white farm-house, sae very gladly, and rather hastily for just then there was a heavy peal of thunder opened the gate and went up the flower bordered path to the house, and knocked for admittance. Nobody answered, and as another peal of thunder was heard, accompanied by a vivid flish off lightning, Millie entered without OMBOn, She look in at a glance the contents of the first room she came to a large square room, plainly but neatly furnished the cane seated chairs, the pretty chintz covered lounge, book-case filled with books and sheet-music; the vio lin in its cas, in the COfMf, the vase of faded tl werj, and the ornaments on the mantel There was no one there, but she heard childrih voices in the room, and again knocked. A dark -eyed girl of ten or eleven yefirs, opened the door. Mi lie exr lamed why she was there. With the eaae and good manners of one much oider, the child bade her welcome, nlAed a chair near the stove and took Millie's dripping hat and shawl. "I was just beginning to get dinner, that was the reason I didn't hear you knock. It will be a long time before the shower is over, and von must stay with; us to dinner. It will be ready by the time Ben comes ; but that will not be for about a half or three quarters of au hour." "Est, dinnie'li he weddy when Ben turns," lisped and laughed a little girl ol three years. The elder child, whoae Dame was Hetty, resumed : " I can't get a very good dinner, I ain't quite old enough, buf Ben says I do nicely. He puts it on tor me, and I see to it. But nu- does not allow n- to take off kettles, for ear I will burn or scald myself; but I think I am lrKe enough to do that. I like to have "very thing ready for him when becomes tired and hungry. I can't make biecm I wish I could, for Ben likes them eve." much; but Martha, who comes in lo i?iake bread for us, says she will teach nie." Where is your mother ? " asked Millie of the little Eva, when Jtl'itty was out ol the r om. " We is got no mudder but Ben," the liH'e one lisped. When Hetiy came back, Millie said : "Now I have got nicely warmed, and my dress will dry just as well at work as sitting still ; so I will help you get dinner. If you like, I will make I me biscuit, and we will have dinner ready in a very hkort time." flettv was delighted. Ben would be glad. Might she look on and learn how ? Millie Wäg young, and frank, and gay, and she anil the children soon became very well acquainted over the biscuit. She said, presently, trying a potato with a fork : "The potatoes are done. I will pour the water off so, then put them on again to dry. That will make them mealy. In a few moments we will peel them, and then dinner will be all ready except taking it up." Th dinner seemed very meagre to little Hetty as she ran over the Heins in her mind potatoes, pea, pork, biscuit, but ter, cucumlxrg, milk, water. 8he had wan'ed to make tea for her visitor, but she declined decidedly. The poor child said, apologetically " When father and mother were alive we used to have a good many things for dinner, and Martha, f ur hired girl, used lo get them all, but when they died, and Squire Johns said he bought a mortgage on our farm, and that we had got to pay every cent the day it was due or lose everything, we had to do without a good many t hi ms, and are very poor now, and Ben is afraid we can t have enough U pay it, ami thy all say we may look for no mercy from quir; Johns, for he is a very hard man to the poet, and he has always wanted our farm, becuc it joins some of his own laud where he wants to build. I heard all about it when one of the neigh bors was talking with Ben., though he didn't want me to know about it.'' Millie had listened to this with a curi ous mixture of feelings, for Bquire Johns was a declared lorer of hers, and though she had not yet accepted him, she had been both pleased and flattered with his attention, and had certainly given him encouragement. Moreover, he was to re ceive his final answer in three days from that time, and the was not sure the answer reserved and laid away for that time wai "no." True, Millie was not in love with him, but she had waited so lorg in vain for that ecstatic state of feeling she had beard and read so much about, that she was quite decided that she was not capa ble Of love, and that to like any one was as much as she could expect. But she certainly liked Squire Johns as well if not better than any one, and his love must certainly be disinterested, for he could not Know that . But now Millie stopped. Could he not f Might he not have found out in some way? If this story were true, would such a man be likely to marry a poor girl? For Millie Warner was really an heiress in a small way. 8be was sole inheritor of a tine un encumbered farm from her father, and five thousand dollars in bank s'ck. But the farm was two hundred miles south of this town, where she was visiting a cousin, j and nobody knew of it; and during her i visit she had helped her cousin in her work as she had always helped her moth- er when she was at home capable, iudus- ! trious little girl that she was. This story agreed with things that she hid heare hinted at, but only hinted at, and even that the next moment ?va smoothed over, for Squire J hns was a rich and influential man, and people could not afford, without some reason, to lote his favor. She remembered it ad now. CouM he in realty be such a scoundre' f She could judge better about the t rut h of the story when she had seen Ben. Who was Ben? Two or three enquiries' hail amounted to nothing. The children spoke just as if everybody must know who Hen was. Was he an uncle, cousin, hired man, or what? Evidently somebody very old by the way Hetty spoke of biiu. Whoever it was, what woul 1 he think of her intrusion ? But she couldn't help what he thought, and she Shrugged her shoulders jA she looked out at the st 11 pouring rain. Von ig Ben Hazwell, out in the field, pitched up the last hay on the load, leaned his pitch-fork against a tree, and took off his straw hat to cool his moist forehead Iiis gaze followed the hay-cart, went over the broait lands, and returned. "The hay is all gone in." he said, with a loug breath of relief. "I couid not al ford tc loose even one load now. I don't kn w that I can do it; but if I can eil part of the land I may. It will be a hard pull though." There was a noise of carriage wheels, and he looked towards the road Li s brown face darkened as he looked "I could, perhaps, have got an eaten i n of time if that villain had not got the mortgage in his bauds; and, dastardly rascal, who makes it his bu iness to r and defraud the poor and ihe fatherless, he may take this farm ; he will if he can ; for he has been mameuvering tor it a long time ; but he shall have it with the sound est horsewhipping that ever a man h.d. Twice! thrice the number of strokes of the united years of my tender little sifters; and my arm is strong." And he looked after the carriage with his hands firmly clenched. "My two years at college did me bat liMle good. If I could have finished, and got a profession, or had a good trade, I should not have been so helpless, If Ihe worst comes to the worst. But I won't look on the dark side." The young man followed the cart into the barn. The storm was at IIa height when he went towards the house from the back way. He stopped in surprise, as he saw through the window some one stand ing at the table, with arms bear to the elbow, mixing flour. It must be Mnrtha. No; those fair, white arms are not Mar tha's, neither her's the deader, graceful figure. As he came nearer, he could dis- tiDguish the sparkling piquant face. She was laughing and talking with Hetty, and evidently giving her the directions fnf what she was making. Hetty was gazi upon her, eager and absorbed. Little Eva was sitting at the table in her hi?h chair, working at a piece of douih. " A täte for Ben." It was as black as her soiled little finders could make it ; but it did not occur to Eva that that could be any objection. It was a pretty, pica -ant sight in that long desolate home ; and he stood there, unconscious of the pouring rain, eagerly gazing at this fair young stranger, hlnvelf a picture of manly b .u ty, till the voice of one of the men calling to the oxen, awoke him from his reverie By-and by there was a spluttering t water heard in the next room by Hetty. " Ben has come," running hastily for ward and opening the door. " Ben has tum ! " echoed tbe little one, clapping her hands and iisning, as be came in, bright and smiling, what she had in store fr him: " I is made a tale fr oo, I is " He caught her up in his arms and gave her a kiss, while she laughed and h uited ; bu his eyes were seeking the stranger. Hetty said, prettily : " My brother Ben." Then to him : " This lady got caught in the shower, Ben, and is string until it clears up. She has been so kind as lo help me to get dinner, and has made some splendid biscuit." They both stood mute a moment, she with surprise at the real Ben. voumr. hand some, and well bred: he with admiration, and a strange new feeling he could not de tine. He had hardly made her welcome, with a return of his self-possession, when there was a loud rap at the stru t door. Hetty went to the door, camn back pule, and whispered to Ben: "Squire .lohn'.'' Midie drew quickly back from the halt opened door. Ben we nt in to his visitor, ciosing the door after him, hut every word was distinctly heard by Millie, f r Squire Johns did not speak in the low suave tone she was accustomed to hear him, but loud and peremptory. "lam in haste, young man; I just stopped to say lhat the time for the p iy ment of the money due me being day after to -morrow, if it is not remly I shall be obliged immediately to resort to severe measures." Impossible ! " exclaimed the young man in a surprised and excited tone, "you are very ranch mistaken. It is not due till the 28th, it is now but the 18th At that time, if I sell the piece of land I part ly expect to do, I hope, with some other money coming in, to be able to pay it." " Your are laboring under a singular mistake, young man. Here is the Mort gage, and you can see for yourself thai it is the 18th." M Let me see it." The figures danced upon the pace. He passed his hands over his eyes and calmed himself with a great effort. He grew f shy pale as he read. "It reads s , certainly, but I can't under stand it." He went to the desk. " Here is a note my father made 1 the circmn si : nces, and it is the 28th, and he was a very rare, methodical man, and would BOt be likely to make a mistake that might be (Taught with very important and evil con s quenccs to him. I believe " a sudden ra picion coming into his mind, as he de tected a lurking triumph in Squire Johns' eye, " I believe there's some villainy about this matter, and lhat you are at the bot t m of it," he exclaimed excitedly, fixing his eye firmly upon the lawyer, who changed color in spite of hfcMMu. " Be careful what you say, young man, as you may get yourself into trouble," he said angrily. " Yes, sir, I believe that you are a base villain ! I remember that you are the lawyer who made out the mortgage at tne time, and know that you have been aching years to get hold of this property. If there is Justice in law you .-hall be ex p sed P " In the meantime you had better have the money ready," cooly and insultingly. " That is Impossible as you kuow. You knew very well I could not raise so much money in two days, when you inaüe your diabouca plans." ' Then yon know the consequences." " And what is to become of my young sisters ?" " I neither know nor care. That is your lookout." The young man strove to repress his passion yet. " Squire Johns, by the 2Sih I can pay this dent, I expect." " That will do you no good. It must be ready by the 18th, or I take rion. I might hve hown you mercy but for your insinuations. Now, none." "That is blsel liar! villain! and you know it You never showed mercy in your life. You have won your ill-gotten wealth by robbing the widow anil ihe fatherless. If you lake ttds property, msy it .' ring you a enrse with it, now and ever more ! I Jut while It is in my hands J'il kick you from it, you dastardly scoundrel?" The Sqivre was a Miiall man as well as a Coward, and while he was l:.nv umo miniously ejected from the house b. I e angry and excited young man, Hetty wa crouched down dose to Millie, pale and frightened. Kva Whs Bobbins in her lap, ard Milde it would be difficult to describe her feelings. Ben did not come into the room f r sometime atterward. When he did, he looked haggard and aged, tad wa-; passing thn ugh hastily, as if to escape notice, wheu Millie, business like and straightfor ward little girl that she wa.;, began : "Mr. Hazwell, I wAut to talk with yon a few minutes. There WOlUd ie no u.-e in pretending thai I haveu't heard What you and Squire Johns have been saying, lor I have heard every word. I think I know of some one who en help you ; bu first ma I a-k you a few questions" Ben, at firs', looked displeased and haughty; but her kind, straightforward manner disarmed him. He bowed assent. " What is tbe amount of this mortgage ?" " Two thousand dollars and interest," was the brief reply. ' What is the total value of the farm ?" " My lather valued it, at ten thousaud dollars." ' Are there other mortgages ?" " None." " Very well ; I am quite positive I know some one who can loan you the money. I am Mill'e Warner. Call on me to-morro w, al my cousin's, Mrs. San d ford's. B n's u reams were strangely mixed up that night with mortgages and hazel ey , The next day was a long time of suspenso and anxiety, and early in the evening found hon at the Sandfords, where he WSS received by Millie herself Tin- next m orninir, accompanied by a u brhbor, he called on Sejuire Johns, "He was at breakfast," the servant ?aid An angry light shone in Squire Jon: cold, l'i;i eye, when he heard who was his visitor. " How dare he come here? I warrant, though, the chap isn't quite s high ano as he was the last time I sw him. Humble enough this morning. I wili hold 0 it hopes of mercy until he grovels ai o begs my pardon grovtls low as he laid tin , and then I'll be revenged. To morrow, this splendid farm, ad2ed to my other property, and the possession of Millie Warner's hand and fortune, will make me a rieh and happy man, in-leed. I will tantal ze him to bis heart's content " He went leisurely into the other room " You are early this morning, you g man. I conclude you bave come to pay the money," he said ironically. "That's my errand," replied Ben, c oily Squire Johns started back aghast and than ier.struck. " Do you mean to say you have rais d the money ?" " I do, and I have brought Mr Foster to prove that it is all riht. There is two thousand dollars. We have each oouated it. There is the intere i. Now I will take up the SOfftgage, Squire. John'-'." Liv-d, and trembling with passion, Squire Johns was compelled to yield the mortgage, and exeente the usual release. " Now, 8 i Mire," sai l Bon, "I have one word m -re to say : I) n't you ever dare set foot on my land avain, or I'll kick you otr Mind that. N r ever dare to speak to me again. I d 'n't know such rascals as you ! " I'll have satisfaction of you ! " and the Squire literally foamed with pission. " Have it and welcome," replied Ben, coolly, " as long as you haven't got the farm. Come, Poster." There was no trace of the violent p is sion to which the Squire gave free license, when, the next evening, he drove up In Sand ford's He looked happy and smil ing. Theifl was a queer little smile on Millie Warner's face as she saw him through the Clo-ed blinds. It was a little ominous that bo was compelled lo WStt in the parlor alone five, ten, fifteen min- ntes, still more ominous that she came in at last, distant and unsmiling. Still, he could hardly believe he heard aright when, to his suit, she gave a prompt, uncom promising "no!" lie nrged; she was tinn He threatened ; she flashed out, brave and indignant, something of what she knew and felt, and spurned him and hll suit with scorn and loathing. " Such a threat to a girl hj wot thy of you I of a niece with your conduct lo the Hazweds! she SOded, "To the Hal welts! What do you know about them ? I'erhaps you rtre the one who loaned the money to them?" " Yes, it was I. I went In there lor shelter from tbe storm. 1 heard it all ; every word." The Squire muttered curses low and deep, but Millie did not stay to hear them. She only saw him ride away, with that same queer little smile on her face. Squire Johns rode a long distance out of his way, six months after, to avoid a wedding party just returning from church Ben Hazwell and Millie, his wife which he came very near blund ering upon. ' - n ns - Fower of Imagination. It was during tbe famous Jersey cam paign of 177-78. Attached to the com pany to which he belonged was a private soldier, an inveterate fault finder, sour, crabbed, perpetually "disgruntled " about something, but io, nevertheless, was never suspected of leaning toward the enemy, and had always done his duty as a good soldier of the Continental army. On one occasion, a lieutenant and a part of his company, including the suhject of our story, were sent out on a scouting excursion, instructed to watch the move ments of a body ol the enemy who were prowling in the vicjnity. It was a very warm day, and the party, after a three hours' tramp, came in sight of the foe, who, being in greater numbers than was intidpfttA I, compelled the Lieutenant and his men to use "the better part of valor " and prepare for a retieat. On this " Old Grouty," as he was called, lowered his musket, broke forth into a ti rade against military duty in general and scouting parties in particular, and finished by ik el iring that he had done enough for one day, ana WOl determined to remain where he was for the remainder of it. To the npran ntation of his comrades that he would be captured by the enemy, he replied that such an event would be pre! erable to an v further exertion, and stay he would an ! abide he result. After exhausting argument and entreaty the Lieutenant informed him that rather than sutler him to be taken by the British and give them the information they would seek concerning our forces, if he persisted in his determination to remain, he must ih tot him iu order to secure the general safety. The reply vas, Shoot aud be hanged -1 shall stay w here I am." On this a hurried consultation was held I the officer with his men, and it was re solved to experiment with him, and avoi I If passible, the sacrifice ol his life. He was told to take a seat upon a log in the Sjoodl where they then were, and to avoid I arming the enemy by a general volley B single soldier from behind was to send a bullet through his heart. The announcement w as received with a dogged resignation and an unaltered pur pose. All being ready, the soldier detailed as ex- cutioner, at the word of command, Ired a blank car' ri ige, while by prcar rangement asecou'l simultaneously threw a suiüll pebble at th'j spot intended to be hit He fell and groauec, and the Lieu tenant approached, expressed his opinion that the wound was mortal, and his sor row that bis duty compelled him to the measure, bade him adieu, and then led his party to the rear, where they concealed th mselves to watch the rest The martyr to itubhomess lay Cor some time, uttering ov. -io ai groan, varie.l wi;h maledictions upon the service, his fate, the redcoats and his comrades. His wrath toward the latter seemed to be kin dled by the bungling manner in which they had performed their duty, leaving him to a lingering death instead of dis patching him at once. At length, with a dolorou exertion, he raised himself on his elbow and looked over and beneath his shoulder, as though to determine the nearness of his exit by the quantity of blood that had issued fn n his wound. Apparently astonished at tin. ling none, he next, with6lfw but seem ingly less painful movements, commenced feeling his back for traces of the bullet hole. Unsatisfied with this, he raised him self io a sitting posture, and with much exertion took ofT his coat, and finding no perforation, the truth of the trick flashed up n him at once, when seeing some stragtrlers of the enemy in the distance, he started up, seized hi3 musket and ran, as none had ever seen him do before, toward the American lines. He arrived long in advance of the Lieutenant and hi.- party, who never had occasion therafter to censure his balHod subordinate. Dueling Anecdotes, Tnrc ensuing incidents, gathered from the French, illustrate the spirit of Umttgc when a duel was almost necessary to the reputation of a man of fashion and honor : A terrible aud fatal duel between two brothers-in-law was fought in the horse market at the back of the Hotel de Ven doma. The Dukes of Nemours and Beau fiirt, though so closely connected, were actuated ny the werst feelings toward etch Other. More than once they had been on the point of crossing swords. On one occasion they exchanged slaps on the face in the presence of Mademoiselle de Mont pensicr. At last they quarreled about some ridiculous question of prece deuce, and nothing would satisfy Nemours but an appeal to u mis They met, each accompanied by fbui gentlemen. Th( weapons were swords and pistols, provide ! by tne Due de Nemoura When they came on the ground the Due de Beaufort exclaimed: "Ah, my brother, how dis graceful this is I let us Ik; good friends." But the other made answer, "Ah, you scoundrel, either you must kill me or l shall kill you," and with these words he pulled the trhrger, but his pistol missed lire. He then advanced upon M. de lleau fort, sword in band, so that the Duke was compelled to fire in self defense. M. de Nemours fell to the grouud dead, pierced with thre balls, with which his own peo ple had loaded, the pistol. Two of M de Beaufort'l seconds died within twenty-four hours, SJld a third was badly wounded. The other "inbatauts escajKid with com parative impunity. Towards the close of the eighteenth century, two officers of the Oardes Fran caisescame to words, which ended in one of them receiving a box ou the ears. Baron d (! , wiiohad raftered this hv explicable insult, forthwith gummed on hii cheek a puce of tsffel l the exact fde of the .aim of his hand He then polite ly invit-d his adversary, the Chevalier de T , to accompany him to the back of the Hotel dee uTalidea I a onunuquenee of that meeting, Um Chevalier was con fined t his bed for two months. The Baron, on the other hand, before leaving the ground, drew a p iir of scissors out of his pocket, and cut ofl a narrow strip all around the piece of taffeta. The Cheva lier had hardly rc v. rt 1 of his wounds, when a valet, came to him one morning and said that a gentleman with a piece- of tafteta on his cheek was at Ike door, and had declared that the Chevalier expeeten! him. "Yea" replied M onuenr deT , "teil him I will he with him in an in stant." Again the two di '.appeared be hind the Invalides, axain the Cheva ier took to his Ud, again the taffeta was trim- med all round This was repeated time after time, until the taffeta was reduced to a small black speck. " I have c nie to my last scrap," said the Baron to the Cheva lier, "and you to the end of your trou bles.w So saying, he ran him through and killed him on the spot. The Regiment du R"i, in earrison at Nancy, had acquired a pre-eminently bad reputation for dueling practices ; and so much had discipline raftered, thai the Due de Brissac wss commissioned to restore order at any cost. The day after assum ing command of the regiment, the Duke invited the officers to a grand dinner, and when the servants had retired be addre i ed them iu a courteous tone, with a pli 18 ant smile upon his lips, and told them hi had no intention of interfering in their meetings. He was one of thone, he said, who disliked the idea of rust collecting on a sword. He begged, therefore, they would go on and amuse themselves as they pleased; "only," continued he, "before going out you will come to me and relate what has passed, and I will tell you what I think of it. After that you will be at perfect liberty to lunge away at earh other, if such be your pleasure. Do you agree to this, gcntlemeu ?" ' Yes, Colonel," exclaimed his guests with one voice. The Duke was the first to quit the table, and hardly set foot in his owu apartment when he was informed that two young captains wished to speak to him the Vis count Richard de Ii , and the Chevalier Armand de T . "What do you want with roe, gentle men ? inquired the Colonel. " Monsieur le Du--, we came simply to inform you that we are gome to tight ore another to morrow morning." "Indeed? Why I fancied you were friends of a very old date." "You are quite right, Colonel; we are, aud always will be, united in the bonds of the closest affection "And yet you mean to tight one an other ?" "Certainly, aud with good cause, as you shall judge for yourself," laid the ( lb v Her. "1 maintain that at Versailles o e may go to the court in a roqueLaurt and without powder, while Richard unci the contrary. We have sgreed, therefore, to settle the point elsewhere.1' " The subject of dispute is a very asfroui one, undoubtedly," the Duke grai , r marked. The two young men oc' snged glances. "It is evident," continue 1 the Colonel, that the rsfndfisnra is only worn in the mornine. Hut when does Ihe morning end? Viscount R maintain I that the rufwfattm cannot he worn without breach of etiquette in the early pari o! the day. The Chevalier T Bays thai item. The Insull is euipha'ie. Fight by all means but light in arnest A dm a c -ntemptihle atTau if nobody is killed. And he dismissed them with a iligl 1 movement of his hand. On the morrow the Duke, perceiving the two captains at the head dc their r pective companies on parade", remarked in an antrry tone, "The affair did not come off then, gentlemen ?" "I beg your pardon, Colonel," replied the Ohevsüer ; "a id the proof of it i. -uperb thrust which I received, ' p . to his arm in a sling "Hem f a lernten! and you stopped there! You forgot that the point at issui was a most serious matter a question i i etiquette! Come, gentlemen, you must get to again, till one or two of you is left on the ground." The two captains fought a s-.-cond time, and the Viscount received a wound wh h confined him to his bed for three months. In the meanwhile several offici rs had d manded permission to fight, but were de sired to wait until the two friends had settled their little diflerences. One day tin Duke met the Viscount taking the air leaning on the Chevalier's arm. "Ah, ha!" he exclaimed. "So you I once more about again? Tint's rig'... Without further delay you will have the goodness to begin agon to-morrow. And this time let there be an end to it; 1 don't like quarrels that drag on for such a length of time." The poor young men concluded the af fair very completely this time. They r u each other through, and both fell di upon the spot The Due de Brissac then called together the ottieers who Imd ap plied for permission to fight, anel said to them : "Now, gentlemen, you are at liber ty to bring your disputes to an is ue ; but as I cannot allow the service to be preju diced by tbese affairs, they must come otr one at a time. And it must be understood that each quarrel is carried cut to a con elusion similar to the one that has juat terminated. The ofAcen withdrew without a word, but they did not tight. Dueling ceased, and the regiment became one of the most orderly and disciplined iu the whole French army. Josh Billings ou the "Joi" Tiik gote Is a hoarse wollen sheep. They hav a split hoof and a whole toil. They hav a good appetite, and a tan guine digestion. They swailo what they cat, and will eat ennvthing they kan bite. Their moral karaktcrs arc not polished, they had rather steal a rotten turnip out ov a garbage box, than tew eutu honestly bi a pek ov oats. Tne male gote has two horns on the ridge ov hiz bed and a muatash on hi b t torn lip, and i. the plug ugly ovhis uaber hood. A maskuline gote will fite euny thing, from an elephant down to hi shadder on a ded wall. They are faithful critters, and will stick law a friend az long ss he livs in a shanty. They kan klime enny thing but s cr lMie, and kno the way up I rock,ai n Ural az a woodbiue. They are h. certain tew raise ax. rung ones, sum family arc baff gotes, sad t ic other hall children. They are good eating when they are yung but they leave it oph az they git stronger. They are alwus poor in the noddy, but phatt in the stutnick. What they eel teems to all go to appetight Y i mite ss well agree tew phatt an injun rubb' r oi I shew bi tilling it with klam shells, sa lew riae enny adipose nu inbrane OB the out si e oust ov a gote. A phatt gote would be a literary ctiri Obity. They use the same dcilckt hz the sheep, nnd the yung ones speak the language more fluently than ihe parientsdo. Than iz only two animals ov the earth that wi I eat tobakko- one iz S man ami tuther iz a gote, but the gote Bttderstand it the most, for he swailers the spit ohaW and oil. Tne male gote, when he Is pen-iv. I I venerable aud philosophy looking old cush, and wouldn't Bsakea had professor ov arithmetik in sum ov our aoUegea They are handy at living a long time, reaching an advanced age without arriv ing at enny definite konklusi on. How lone a gote livs without giving it up, thare iz no man now old enutf tew toll Methnnelar, if his memory wuz bad at forgetting, mite iive a good-sized guess, but unfortunately for science and this e Methuzelar aint here. G ttes wUl live in enny ktiinate, and on enny Tittles, except tanbark, and if they evfrcum to a sepiare death.it iz a pro found sekret, in the hands of a few, to thi3 day. a an Oeeiegieal ciiauges Tuerk id no quell thing as perfect rest in nature. If no alterations occurred there would be no progress. It does not require a scientific education to convince any one of common understanding that the hüls and dales were once uuder wa ter On the bight st mountain peaks in 8yia between Jerusalem, and Damascus, the traveler sees marine shells which be belonged to a primitive sea. Fur inland on the Atlantic borders of the Southern States, immense beds and reefs of coral show clearly that the sea once occu pied the regions of dry land where thjse o'ieus of geological changes are found, ilow plain it is thai the mijrhty seas end oceans which cover very nearly two thirds of the earth's surface are slowly but steadily shilling their borders! 8 gradual are th-" movements of the wa ters that centuries of careful observation would. ie required to defiue the exct rate of encroachment in some countries. But nail paced as it is, the water gradually creeps over the laud. While gaining in one direction new land i3 coming into view in another, bringing on its uprising crest the remains of theauimals and plants peculiar to the watery element! Like a Spanish fandango, while one side goes up the other side goes down. Thus every atom entering into the organization Jf this magnificent globe moves and shares in the neve r en ling motion on which the lability of this and the whole material uni verse depends Krr&rae. has ''S. Thkuh are many kinds of kake some of one kind, and some not. The "ho-kake Is particularly adapted to thai kind of i x'lety who have nothing to bake, and nothing but a hoe to bke it on. it is a native of ''Westward, ho!" Ice ka'v; is good enough to weigh down k tnon peek in dog days'; also to hold but ter ?hat would o her wise travel on the pule; also, toothache. Grease kake, otherwise called doughnot, sKas "crulls" la made by holding hunks i A loa, bi ;hc fh g. rs, in bilin' hot grease, fhey are a very common but unhealthy beverage. " Pound kake" is my favorite. I rdways m to get one tnat runs cighteeu to twenty os. to the pound there is more good eating in It for the money. Sponge kake is like pound kake, only it U a lit le different, nJ don't run so many ; he pound, though an Uupraklikai eye woul I thiuk it the cheaper kake. oil kaivc is the Bqaeesius of a oil mill. They ate good for cows' miik and fat horsea, It is never knoed in a well-regu-tated dairy, as it makes the hair too slick, and r,dn having no effect on the milk. 44 Bride's kake " I don't know much about this kake, as I never was a bride. But I suppose they make it very sweet. A Touching War Incident Many iutere&ting narratives and expe- riences arc told at Henry Ward Beecher's Friday evening prayer meetings. Last night one of the prominent citizens of Brooklyn, doing business in Wall street, related the following. I reproduce the siory as it fell from his lips : M Not long 8ince I found myself at Cin cinnati with a little spare time, and I tli ught I would improve it in visiting so : of the Southern battle fields and 'mml places. 1 first proceeded to Nash ville. On going it to the Soldiers' Cem etery, I observed a man planting a tl wcr oyer a grave. I approached him and asked If In s u was buried there. " 1 No,' was the response. A son-in-law t "'No.' "'A brother?' 4,4 No.' '"A relative?' 44 4 No.' " 4 Wb se memory then do you cher ish?' I ventured to ask After delaying a moment and putting down a small board Which lie held in his hand, he replied : ' Well, I wit! tell you. When the war broke out I lived in Illinois. I wanted to enlist, but I was poor and had a large family of children depending upon me for their dily b:ead. Finally, as the war contin ued, I whs drafted. No draft money was idvt n me ; 1 was unable to procure a sub stitute, and made up my mind to go. Af- er 1 had got everything in readiness and was just leaving to report for duty a' the conscript camp, i young man whom I had known e une to me and said : ' You have a big family whom your wife cannot sup port while you are gone; I will go for you.' In the battle of Chicamaugs the ir, t felloe dangerously wounded. Owing to Brsgg's offensive demonstra dons on Chattanooga, he, along with others, was taken back to hospital at N uhville. After a lingering illness he died ui'l whs buried here. Kver since hearing of his death I have been desirous of coin ing to Nashville and seeing that his re mains were properly buried. Having saved sufficient funds I came on yester day, and have to-day fouud the poor fel low's grave " On completing his story the man took up the small board and in serted it at the foot of the grave. Turn ing to look at it I saw this simple inscrip tion, an 1 nothing more " He died for me" If. Y. cr. CM(vjii Tfrumaf . A ffOtnxO man having preached for Dr. Edmonds one day, was anxious to get a wor.l of applause for his labor of love. Tin- grave doctor, however, did not Intro duce th subject, and bis younger brot her was obliged to bait the hook for hint. 44 1 b ipe, ht, I did not weary your people by the length ot my sermon to day ?" 41 No, sir, not at all ; nor by the depth either." The young man wns silent. m m m Venice is built on 177 islands. The grand canal cuts the city into two equal parts, end Is 'serpentine in its course. Prom these start out a reat, number Of smaller eanals, which correspond tO -.(rev's In nnaller ci'ies. Tin re arc 180 in vd c iiials ; sd I to h c the small roads or ItreetS of the city, and the whole amount to 2,480. The canals are crossed mo hr gi s. . i rs Vennes fersest advertises po tatoes " junt fifteen minutes earlier than the Kirly li.Hje." FACTS AM ETtiUKES. It costs $50,000 apiece lo kill Indians in Arizona. Toledo clerks have formed a prated ive association. A. T. Stewaht has devoted six millio ns to hotels for working women and wofki ; men. A letter was rec -ived at Sacramento, Cal., the other da , which left Paris only eighteen days previous. The Vermont Agricultural Society w . -organized in I860, with ninety- five cor porators. None nre now living. The Daniel Webster farm and kens, stead, in Franklin, New Hampshire, I been sold for Slö 000. Maine has 196 Congregational church , representing 50,000 population, contribu ting 4u.0'JU for charitable purpo - Adolphe Tiiieks it is si 1, has deter mined to write a history of the Revolu tion of 1848, and of the Second Kmpire The Russian ffsfTrtes1 uTsnsffs say th it Russia has already paid upward of 900, 000,000 roubles to American railroad con tractors, A Philadelphias, travelling in South America, has found at Ositssjo, State t Canca, some of the prettiest women iu the world. The authorities of France have recenl ly obtained indisputable proof that three persons executed for murder in 1855 were entirely innocent. M. Rm iif.fokt's father ha written to the Rumpel to say that hia SOB, who wns in receipt of a large bsoosne derived Brot i the sale of La Linter tte, had left him i distress. Thk increase of the number of horsts intl. United Stat.-s since 18tJJi eSUSnatl d At 1.700,000, 07 25 percent. The whole number is said to be about 000,000, val . ed al $ 2. 506,000,000. A PKOtfal feature of the Fourth of duly pr.ce88iou in San Francisco was a procession of boys, more than ten yean of age, who were b rn in California since the discovery of gold. Joseph Kerk, a cabinet maker of Lsn castor, Fa., a man of some 00 years of age, has not had ball" an hour's contiuu ous sleep in 4 years. Opiates of aim inconceivable strength fail to have an. effect on him. The King of Sweden recently mid lo a gentleman who complimented bini on efforts as a poct and litterateur- "My dear sir, my merits as SB author cannol amount to a great ileal. I never yel i osived altogether (990 i)t my literary productions." - Some citizens or Savannah, Ga., wh bought a lot of rubbish at an auction ssk of M unclaimed express parce s," threaten to bring suits agaimt the auctioneer, al leging thd the packages were never sent by express but were packed up for swin. -iing purposes. Pktkk GunoMfc of Tonawauda, who was drowned a short time ago in the Erie canal, aged about seventy year-, drove the first team that towed a b nt after ihe completion of that canal, -n the Wth of October, lio. He has driven on the canal every year front that day untd he was drowned, making in all forty-tour seasons in succession. A contract has been made in San Fran cisco for the supply of 20,000 Chinese la borers, to be employed as plantation hands in the State of Tennessee. It is under stood that the passage of these laborers will be paid by their employers, and they will be paid $30 per month. Another force of 25,000 is being contracted for to proceed to the State of Mlaaiejipni A hand of wandering gipsies in the State of Delaware have been detected iu attempts to kidnap handsome young girli. The object is supposed to be ransom. It is a dodge resorted to by the lubbers of Italy and of Mexico, oaly they do not confine their kidnapping operati n t children, but grab anybody wnose friends can raise money. A nkw monthly paper, entitled the D MreMj is about to be started in Paris, witli the object of legalizing divorce. The prospectus states tUat there are not fewer than 45,000 separated men and women living in France, that the Courts have at the present moment 1538 demsadi for separation, and that, moreover, the num ber of couples separated voluntarily is immense. A PtTTSBURon witness put on the stand by a defendant, who was having a hearing tor selling UspoK on Sunday, tea tiffed that be had broken the bar open an I taken liquor and treated t hi nrkmds;sisn, that he had frequently got liquor on S.m day at the same place. He was munedi ately arrested and pmesd under bail, charged with violating the Sunday Liquor law. The total value of the real and personal property in the city and county of New York, for the year 1809, according lo I recent official statement, is . 1 100,597, against ft908.4S6.S27 in 1808, being an in crease of fv ,001,270. Tin- separate items are as follows, in 1''. : Reel estate, ftft&l 1 10,708, and personal estate, $379,959,820; in I860, real estate, $088,830,555; p rsonal estate, ft2S5.100.772, s tho the real e fate has increased f 00,001,21;. and the personal estate has increased $5,239,943. Among the items of personal estate, the bank shares are valued at 7 1 öl". 1 U in 1808, and $76.098,019 in being s dc crease m 1808 of $1,450,88 i An American, some tfaneagn, arrived at the conclusion that lea es turn red at the end of the seasou through the ae ion of an acijl, aud thai the HUOU eolof OOUld be restored by the action of an alk ili. The conclusion has In en verified, the London Athmtmm now declares, by es periment. Autumnal leaves placet! undt r a receiver with fapof of ammonii in nearly every instance lost the red col r and renewed their green. In some, such as the sassafras, blackberry and maple, tin change was rapid, and could he watched hy the eye, while others, particularly Cef tain oaks, turned gradually brown, with out showing any appearance of green The numerical strength of the Pres byterian Church la the world Is stated by the ProtsitUint Churihtiuxn as follows: t'nitfrt State, (itvat Britain. Iloll.tnri ...(MIO (1 t.-m.mm i.tim not . l Ms.e Franci' Bwhssitaas i.&hmihi Austria tut Rants l,ln.0iM Biliha a TlaUiS Qalaahi seo,oiia Total M.uuu.mw Thesi fourteen millions consi ltule one 'seventh ot the entire Protestant popula- i . . . a li a f 4 a- a 1 lion ot the Hiooe. iui u tn imsc are added the fourteen millions of the United Kvangelical Church of Prussia and BBS (termaii States, which is Presbyterian in form, it would give them a total of twenty-eight millions i. e , a numerical supe riority over any of the Protestant forms of polity and lelief.