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B. A. WEBSTER. Editor and 'Proprietor.
A Weekly Paper Devoted to Temperance, Literature and Politioa.
THE chttladisease is making sad havoc
in Borne counties in England.
TREASURER NEW says that tho
ampunts paid br tho national banks dur
ing tho last fiscal year as a tax ou circu
lation was $3,86G,898.92.
TUB heavy rains have seriously dam
aged tho crops in Minncsotapit being es
timated that already the loss foots up
fifteen or twenty perTcent. of the eutire
crop of the state.
THE Indians appear to be on thc war
path out in western Utah, having al
ready butchered a number of settlers
and miners. Troops arc being sent for
ward to squelch the red-skins.
THU success of the new Atlantic cable
insures communication with Europe at
much lower rates than havo horetoforo
boon charged. The enormous capital now
submerged beneath tho sea can only bo
rando to pay a low tariff and large busi
Tin? announcement that 15,000 cattle
are under treatment for hoof and mouth
discaso in one county in England has
been proceeded by anxious discussions of
the spread of the contagion and of tho
rapidly increasing prices of meat in that
FRANK HARPER'S three-old colt, Ten
Broeek, astonished the knowing ones at
Lexington by making the fastest
time on record for tho distance,
beating the supposed invincible Hob
Woolley. Ten Broeek is hy Phaeton, out
of Nan tu ra, the dam of tho famous
\ Longfellow.
THE arrangements have been almost
completed in England for the great Pan
Anglican synod, similar to the ?me held in
London some years ago under the presi
dency of the late Archbishop Loungly.
The American churches will bc fully rep
resented in this ecumenical council of
EMU.ic DE GIRARDIN has written
eleven elaborate letters to prove that the !
best thing France can do is to form an I
offensive and defensive alliance with
Germany against all coiners, especially
Russia. Only one single journal of thc
French-press is in favor of thc idea bc is
" ?unni?g: 5 ~ '"" '
JuiXJK PARKER; whose judicial district
extends over Indian territory and a por
tion of Arkansas, will, it is said, sentence
fourteen more murderers teethe gallowsat
. his next term of court. They will prob
ably be hung on the same day as was the
case with the six criminals at Fort Smith
FENIANIRM has broken out under a j
new name in New York. They call it
the "Order or United Irishmen Bedi
vivi." It? object, as detailed in the
New York papers, is to "get the best
Irishmen in its ranks, those fit for sol
diers and willing to do battle iii securing
Irish independence." This i. .s the smell
of gunpowder about it.
THE London Times gives a summary
of the failures in England during the
last three months. The liabilities of
; ' tweney-nine amount to a total of $26,
000,000, and their assets to $10,000,000,
of which about one-third are regarded
p_". doubtful. But thc Times has a mis
giving that this is very far from repre
senting thc total losses of the late panic,
and in this view it is probably correct.
THE secret service authorities have in
formation that a company of Italians
have gone west with a large amount of
ten-dollar counterfeit bills of the first
'\ national bank of Philadelphia. These
counterfeits are exceedingly dangerous.
One of them was rcc.-ntly received at
thc treasury cash room and exchanged hy
thc experts for small money. The coun
terfeit is probably the most dangerous
: oxtimt. It in perfect on its face, but hjtts
a few defects on the back.
DESPITE thc general depiction ol
business since the panic the New York
Tribune says there has been a steady im
provement in the iron business during
thc present year. Thc statistic? of the
American iron atuHsteeL n*ssociat?on now
'"indicate that- the production of the
whole county during tbe past year was
equal to that oT previous yearn. Hie
consumption of iron and steel has ex
ceeded the general estimate.
MONTH after month the -wonderful
recuperative pbww of France is more
and more palpable.' It is ofliciall^de
clared that her trade returns for tho first
seven months of 1K7? show an increase
in tho *value of exports of 21)0,000,000
francs ($52,000,000) as compared with
'the corresponding period of 187-1: in the
same time the value of the imports "has
decreased by 44,000,000 francs ($8,800,
000;) the result is that France obtains
thq difference in gold.
A SPANISH organ al Havana, the
Itairio de la Marina, admitted recently
that it was possible that the island might
become an independent state, and ad
vised the insurgents! to treat for the pac
ification of the country. . Affairs, indeed
look promising for thc rebels, who over
run thc whole eastern part of the island,
burning sugar plantations and enlisti;-.g
the slaves as fast as they are set free.
The steam yatch Octavia has succeeded
in landing three cargoes of supplies for
the insurgents oil the north coast.
TlIE following dispatch was received
at thc navy depart meat on the 18th,
from the navy yard nt Pensacola: "Thc
yellow lever is an epidemic at I lowell's
station on Pensacola bay, twenty-live
miles alwvc the navy yard. The people
have neither loud, medicine nor attend
ance. They are crying in the name of
God for relief. The navy yard is per
fectly healthy."
SPOTTED TAIL has dropped $1,000,000
in his price for the Black Hills. The
other day he stated positively that he
would stick to $7,000,000. lie now asks
$(>,OU(),00(). Some of his companions want
$r?0,000,<)()0. Delano told Red Cloud
last spring that $25,000 was sufficient.
Thc Indians arc probably going to slick
to the millions. If they do, it is doubt
ful if tho commissioners will conclude
their business at the council.
ACCOUMxa to the report of the Na
tional cotton exchange, thc cotton crop
for the year ending Sept. 1st foots up
.'},.S27,S l.r) bales. This is above an overage
crop, end even at the corparativcly low
price of thc great staple now prevailing,
the aggregate sum to be realized amounts
to tho snug sum (d' $200,000,000. With
reasonable good crops besides in thc
cereal linc, the. south has no special rea
son to complain.
TlIE most romantic of tho many sor
row ful incidents of thc late galcoccurred
in the foundering of the steatn-bargi
Ri?ndola, off Point Betsey, on the casi
shore ol* Lake Michigan. A son of thf
owner was one of the passengers, and
when the lifeboat was launched, he gol
on board ; but, being informed that hi;
wife could not be prevailed upon to leav<
the. cabin, he returned to the barge am
went down with her. " And in deatl
they were not divided."
ET js stated upon what is regarded b;
the Atlanta Constitution as rehab!
authority that Gen. Joseph E. .lohnstoi
has been apnointcd and has accepted th
poHitiou of ,fiommander-in-chief of fl?
army of Egypt. Only a short tim
since, and for the third time, wi. "ie ten
dered the position. This tUllC it wa
urged upon him so strenuously tba
he at length consented, and is makin
his preparation to go over and assam
his position immediately. He is to gc
$100.000 to prepare himself an outfii
and h to receive the sum of $25,000 at
nundy for having supreme control of th
army of the Khedive of Egypt.
The Fever Tree.
* A writer says-. Among his otlw
great public enterprises Garibaldi, tl
famous Italian hero, is engaged in pinn
I ing the Eucalyptus or blue gum tn
; about Rome, to prevent the malari:
fever with which the inhabitants of th:
city are afflicted. As this tree is litt
known in our country, some accoui
nmy not be uninteresting. According I
the best aifthorities it ?san Australian pp
duetion, and was first discovered by tl
French scientist, Lil Nillardiere, wi
visited Van Damian's Land in 17S12.
was brought into the south of Pram
about the beginning of the present cc
tury,?aiul noble specimens of it are no
growing in thc promenades and publ
gardens ISf Nice, Cannes, Hyercs, at
Algiers. Its medicinal qualities, hoi
ever, did not become known until aboi
thirty years ago. The Spaniards fir
discovered that it was a preventive
fever ana the colonists of 'I iismania us<
its leavr.s for a variety of purposes,
was not until I860 its full power beean
known, and, as a hygienic measure,
was introduced in the Spanish realm
an antisetic. Thc people of N'aient
were suffering from malarial feve
Euealoptus trees were planted about ll
city, and a marked improvement in tl
he?lthfulncKs of tho locality fol lowe
So popular did it become that thc Ire
had to be guarded, thc inhabitants st?
ing the leaves every opportunity tin
had, to make decoctions to drink.' Tl
Spaniards named the Eucalyptus t
"fever tree," and soon afterwards it w
introduced into Algeria. It next tra
oled tollte Capo ol Good ; Hope, Coron
Sieilv, South America and Californl
^Garibaldi's attempt to introduce it in
Rome-is not entirely new. Some ye
ngo a few dozen specimens were plant
about the walls, and although nearly all
the trees lived but very few of them II
vigorous. After a trial of many years
Southern France it has failed to hecot
hardy or suck up and destroy the pois?
ons vapors of the swamps in which
was planted. The trappist monks of t
Trc Fontane nhve recently set out lat
plantations of the Eucalyptus trees, a
are .tending them with -the utmost cn
This may be looked upon as a decisi
experiment. The-record of the Em
ly pitts tree as an antisetic and disinf
Unit is excellent. The. districts in whi
it is indigenous are healthy, and thf
into which it has been introduced a
thriven have become' healthy. A f
miles from Algiers is a farm which v
once.noted for its deadly fevers. Life
it in summer months was. ahhost iinji
si ble. In the year loo? . the owi
planted l,600"EucnlyptU8 trees, and tl
grew nine feet In thirteen months, ?
not a single case of fever appeared, I
luis there been any fever there since.
% ? 4
Mv naru keep I tutti i<> half a rhyme,
Thal slips ?Mill sliilcs away fruin nie,
Across HIV niiiill, like lille wind,
A lust thought lieateth lazily.
A liri-am allua!, my lillie Imnt
Ami I alone steal out to rea ;
One vanisheil year. O l/.st ami Pearl
You rowed the little beal for mu.
Ah ! wini eau Him; of fillytllillft
With none to listen lovingly ?
Or who can time the ears to rhyuiu
When left to row alune tosen ?
nor UT.
Vex nie no more. No longer lill my henri
With strange unrest, so near akin to pain.
Kill np the doubting void, ami tiiil ilepart
The nameless shadow which no mortal art
Can banish never to return again.
Break'thy sad ?poll. Release the capt I rc Hopi-,
.So sadly pining for the morning light,
Undo thc hoads of charily, and ope
Faith's slumbering vision to the wider scope r- -
Of an Immortal day tleyouil the night.
Oh, cease thy power. l.ot human love rejoice
That thc sweet kisses of it-, early Mumu
Shall lie perennial. That smile and voice.
That form and features of the heart's fond choice,
Shall live again heyenil the erne) tomb.
I will not yield. The roaming tide may rave,
And threaten direful wreck of all my lore. ;
The eager tcmpe-t ?hall lind me brave,
With foll reliance on the power thal nave,
That it will laud lu on the shores ahove.
- Harper's Maijatine.
One of thc saddest tragedies, if it ne
ono, uno of th?1 strangest mysteries, if it
ho one, dimly recorded in historic an
nals, is that ol' the L'rincess Charlotte
Sophia, of Brunswick. The story, though
an old one, is still hut little known, even
iii the dominions of the empire. 'I nc
new light which a recent Russian writer
has lot in upon the facta has induced-us
to recall them al the present time. ?j
On thf 27th of January, KW.?, the C*?ar
Peter the Great was married, somewhat
against his will, tu Ewdokija Ft'inloroWna
Bnpuchin, th?; daughter of a noweiful
Itussimi nnhle. <>n the ISth of I ehruiry
of tin- following year, his eldest child,
Alexis Fetrowilsch, was horn and bhp
tized. .
Owing HI thf ahsciicc of maternal care
- Peter, having quarreled with his spouse
over a serious afluir, had banished her! lo
\ a convent very sum: after marriage-alie
prince Alexis was left to himself, Bud
until his thirteenth year, was almost
wholly neglected. During this interval,
his mimi lost all sense of decency And
respect, and his unrestricted mode of liv
ing entailed upon him some of the W.Yrst
of habits. W hen. at length, he was|Bn
trusted to the care of a learned ( tern lui,
Henry Huysscn, he made hut small ?r.o
gress in the way of improvement. Kityihl
and algebra were found to.he ill suited
to his wild iinil willful nature. But ?he
poor tutor comhatted with the di?ti?>.il
I.IM? nf \*\* ju-slllun lllmut ton y^ar*, nn<\t\
then surrendered his princely pupil -ti
Meanwhile, the czar, who seems not to
have been able to keep out of matrimony]
had taken secretly unto himself another
spouse, the daughter of a poor woman,
ami already fained as much for her niiyl
est deportment as for her attinet i ve
beauty. Nothing was more com moil in
Russia, and in all the Asiatic kingdoms
than marriages between sovereigns and !
their subjects; hut that an impoverished I
stranger, who had been discovered amid \
the ruins of a plundered town, should
become the absolute sovereign of that
very empire into which she was led cap
tive, is an incident which fortune .nul
j merit have never hefore produced in the
annals of thc world. The channing ?ap
I ti ve, whose miine was Martha, thus be
came, after her elevation to rank, Cath
arine ?. of Russia.
It was quite natural^that the future
empress should wish to secure to her own
children the right of .succession to the
throne. To reach this end, she poisoned
the mind of thc czar against, his eldest
son, in consequence of which, Herr
Huysscn was ordered to (jive an account
of thc intellect?;1.! progress of his pupil.
Of course the report which he made was
unfavorable; whereupon thc tutor was
sent back to Germany, and the prince
was banished into the interior of Kassia.
Mere the latter demeaned himself with so
much unreason that Iiis imperial sire
resolved to marry him forthwith.
An ambassador Was sent to (Jormany
intrusted with the delicate mission of
reporting on the charms of all the high
born maidens of the Khine-laud. The
list was forward? 1 lo the court, and the
creme di' In creme, liebig selected hy the
czar, were honored with invitations to
appear personally hefore him. Of course
he reserved the right of rejecting ail
In this matrimonial game money was
no object; hut hean ty, grace, and mental
culture, were everything. Those who
were so fortunate as not to be chosen
wore returned to their mammas, hearing
the gifts of diamond necklaces and rings,
us compens?t ion for their trouble. !lis
majesty's choice fell upon the Princess
Charlotte Sophia, of Brunswick-Wolfen
buttel, daughter of Duke Louis, thc
head of a branch line of thc reigning
house of Brunswick. Accordingly, the
nuptials wei?' celebrated at Targowf, in
thc palace of the queen of Poland, on the
25th of October, 1711. Thc bridegroom
was in his twenty-second year, thc bride
in her eighteenth.
Th?1 Princess Charlotte was one of
those soft and dreamv beauties, with fair
blue <>yes, and a head full of romance, so
often met with in Germany. At the
time of her marriage she was little more
than a child in years, ami none the less
so in manners and modes of thought.
A lex is, on the contrary, was wholly niven
up to low, s?'nsual pbmsures, ami mean,
vicious company. At, their earliest in
terview he had conceived an antipathy
m bis betrothed, and had no desire at ail
to marry.
As might have J>?;?'U expected under
.such circumstances, there was no love
wasted between tlic young couple. From
&Vtat;eof hnlift?reme the prince lapsed
into one of snvagi-rv, ami on ?'very been
sion he did not hesitate to" act toward hi
wife in t?t? most brutal manner. When
ut length, iic received* into his pnlaite J
former mistress, hy the name of Eufro
sine, mal Ids wile made complaints to
thf czar, thc prince was sorely enraged,
and heat the princess moat cruelly. A
chastisement in return from the czar ouly
maile the affair worse. Charlotte, daily
in tears, regretted her sorrowful plight,
and longed to he released from her brut
ish lord. She even wrote to her father.
Duke Louis, i'll I rea ting him to take steps
for dissolving her marriage. Hut Louis
was as proud and haughty as she was
weak, and would take no steps to over
throw that fortune which, he believed,
was likely to make of his offspring au
empress. However, he was not wholly
insensible lo the tortures of her situ
ation. " Keep a watchful eye on my
daughter," he beseeches the czar in a
letter recently disclosed, " for she is JI
land) in gentleness, ami ill-suited to the
rough ways of a hot and hasty cavalier.
1 pray thee IR- pleased to restrain thy
imperial son, and keep hack the evil
reports which coin;- daily to my ear*."
'flic hirth of two children - Natalia,
who died prematurely, and Peter, after
ward Czar Peter ll-did not soften the
evil tendencies of .Alexis; on the con
trary, it was the signal for a most terri
ble climax. While the princess was yet
sn lier i ag from her confinement, Alexis,
more in a fit of devilish wrath than of
intoxication, struck her so savagely with
his cane, that she fell senseless to the
floor. Those who stood near thought
that she was dead; and a few hours later
her physician sent word to thc czar that
his daughter-in-law had been carried off
by a sudden attack of hysterics!
Peter the (treat received the intelli
gence of the princess's death on the 20th
of October, 171o, and, being then at
Sehlusselluirg, busily employed on his
works, he set out instantly for the cap
itol. On the way he himself was seized
with illness, and was forced to take to
his lied. In the midst of his grief the
announcement came that the empress
had been delivered of a prince, which
speedily changed sadness into joy. In
tlic ensuing confusion, jnior Charlotte
was almost forgotten, mit rumor had
already sounded her dread alarms, and
A lexis, fearing the wrath of his father,
had fled to his country-house.
Meanwhile a grand carnival pm' humed
the new hirth. Splendid entertainments,
balls and fireworks, followed one another
in rapid succession, and universal hilar
ity prevailed. Elsewhere, a c.?Hin robed
in black, and followed only by a few at
tendants, was borne into the fortress of
St. Petersburg, and deposited in thc
church of Saints Peter and Paul. Later
a horseman rode to the roya pallico and
announced that the remains f Princess
Charlotte Sophia, - *nsort Ol the heir
appUlCllV Or nfl xii?. 1 lUSSlno, \i. . . .1 "
Time elapsed, and it soon appeared that
the czar had not really forgotten the
gentle girl who, deserving a better fate,
had missed her road to happiness; neither
had he failed to notice thc absence of his
son. The death of the neglected wife
was .i sore affliction to Peter's mimi; but
he hoped that it might be the mean? of
reforming the prince. Accordingly he
wrote him a letter, accusing him of mur
der, but promising forgiveness if he would
only amend his conduct. " 1 desire your
answer personally ?.r in writing," the let
ter conclude?, "or I must deal with you
as a criminal." Alexis replied, "I in
tend to embrace the monastic life, and I
request your gracious consent to that
For awhile the affair was dropped, and
the czar departed ou a journey into Ger
many and France. The grand duke,
fearful of his life, fled, accompanied by
his mistress, to quarters unknown. Seven
mouths passed away, during which time
the czar heard nothing from his son.
One day two Russian envoys overtook
Alexis in Naples, and placed in his hands
a letter from his father. " If you do not
return home," it read, "by virtue of thc
power I have received from thal as your
sire, I pronounce against you my ever
lasting curse; and, as your sovereign, I
can assure you I shall lind ways to pun
ish you; which I hope, as my cause is
just. God will take it m hand and assist
me in avenging it."
When entreaties failed, thc envoys had
recourse to st rategy. ( Inc of .hem offered
;t large sum of money to Ku .'rosine if she
would induce Alexis to throw himself at
the feet of his father. She plied her art
of persuasion so well that, on thc follow
ing dav. the prince sot out for Moscow.
Upon Ids arrival the great hell tolled ; a
gloomy council wa.-- convened in thc cas
tle; and the clergy said mass in the
cathedral. In solemn tones the czar pro
nounced malediction on his sou Alexis,
deprived him of succession to the throne,
and even disinherited him in the pres
ence of the whole assembly. "Never
was prince forgotten," says thc royal
record, "in so sovereign and authentic a
A trial for high treason followed this
iwl'ul humiliation; and, on the 7th ot
Inly, 17IS, it was publicly nnnnunced
that the Grand Duke Alexis had died in
prison, " io cons?quence of over-exeite?
ment." Recent research proves that he
was murdered by a German named
Weide, at thc order of Peter tho Great.
At lids point the tragedy may bc said
lb end ; and thc mystery, if such it was,
lo begin.
Twenty years later, Chevalier Bossu
published in Paris a book which is* now a
rare curiosit y, QUI it lcd " New Travels in
Nott h America, in a Scries of Letters,"
in which he affirmed that he had seen
the Princess Olia riot tc, " who was thought
io have died long ago," nt a plantation in
Louisiana'. She was, bc said, there well
knowit by her own name; ami that he
had the full particulars of her romantic
career. From these statements, correcter!
by -the recent researches of Kersakolf
who, having free access to imperial re
fords at St. Petersburg, has at Icngtl
disclosed the truth, we shall briefly com
plete one of the strangest stories in ex
istence. '
v\s early as 171-1 life countess of Knon
igsm^rk, mother of Maurice of Saxony
and un attendant on thc Princess Char
lotte, urged thc hitter to escape from
Russia in tin- guise ot* a servant. Hut
thc plan was frustrated, in tho follow
ing year, ami amid tho joy which an
nounced the birth of a son of Catharine,
tin- princess, having somewhat recovered
from thc assault already mentioned, tras
secretly placed oh board a Prussian ves
sel, and lauded on the southern rjiorc of
the Baltic.
At the same time the countess and the
physician played a bold pune. A sham
initial was originated. A wax figure,
skillfully moulded, was placed in a cof
fin, which, while the bells were tolling,
was hurried away and consigned to a
sepulchre in the church ot* St. Peter and
faul. There were but few mourners,
and the ceremony was brief. A false
announcement was speeded to the cap
itol, ami no one, in the excitement of th?
hour, paused even to give it reflection.
At thc proper season, the princess
having recovered and regained sufficient
strength, proceeded to iStrsishurg, and
thence lo Paris. Here she disposed of
her jewelry, and. in company with Swiss
emigrants, set sail for America. She
arrived at New Orleans, where she was
recognized and saluted by Count d'An
baut, a member ol' the French diplomatic
service, who had formerly known her
well, and, we may add, become enamored
ol' her at St. Petersburg.
The count was a handsome fellow, but
very shy. Ile had not the courage,even
when confident that some unknown
cause had estranged her from her hus
band, to ingratiate himself in the prin
cess's favor. Hut flay and nigh! he was
haunted by her matchless beauty, and
yet circumstances compelled them to
remain longer apart.
After awhile the princes*, still regard
ing her Swiss companions as in one sense
her guides, followed them from their
firsl landing in New Orleans tn a place
lilly miles up the river. Here she pur
chased a small plantation, and, with thc
help of others, planned to cultivate it.
Count d'Au baut bad not ceased to dog
her footsteps. Wherever she went he
pursued, until a bright idea* entered into
his mimi.
Having assured himself of her determ
ination to remain always in America,
the count hastened back to New Orleans,
and from the governor-general, wini was
his near relative, obtained a perpetual
ownership ol'a large tract of land border
ing on tuc Mississippi, together with a
release from his diplomatic service.
This tract ol' land happened to adjoin
the estate (d' the Princess Charlotte; and,
having erected a small dwelling for him
self, he looked forward to the ?lay when
perchance fortune might permit him te
cTilarfro it for P>e reception QI his idol.
Thc days and the weeks passed by,and
Vie count had succeeded in winning the
J'1.*" idship of thc princess. This friend
' Vi '"div became more intimate; and,
w inie ti._ pfjimcjjg n() longer hesitated to
disclose t... s? ol ,ier mi8fortunes tiu.
count beean -t sh ?H w t,
sion of synipnt >, ,.re ,vaa "ot hliml ())
perceive that Ins ? ." omiucnt,y ,mnd_
some appearance, lus p sfijc?ra"d graceful
manners, and lus hm-cun~ ., ~ .
deep impression upon the heart ot inc
lonely lady; and thc courtesy and confi
dence with which she always received
him made him hold to sue for her heart
and hand. Hut no; she resolutely re
fused any offer of marriage.
Count d'Anbaut was in desgair, tl ucl to
tarry longer in the presence of one whom
he could not claim as his own was death
itself. Abandoning his estate, and bid
ding farewell to the princess, he returned
to New Orleans, where he engaged pas
sage on board a vessel bound for Mar
seilles. In less than an hour the ship
was to sail, and the count had already
ended his preparations for departure.
With an idle turn of mind he paced to
lind fro upon the deck; a small package
lay there, on which a half-sheet of a
newspaper, the Mercure Ilollandois, of
the year j71S, had been placed by sonic
?dr?nge hand. His eyes dropped, and
rested for a moment on a fateful para
graph; ami there be read, as ..ne not
sorrowful, of tin- death of thc ("rand
Duke Alexis at St. Petersburg!
It is easier to imagine his feelings than
to describe them, (?rasping the paper
and folding it awav in his pocket, ex
changing a lew words with the comman
der ol' tile vessel, and making arrange
ments as to his luggage, lie leaped into a
small boat and was rowed ashore. Ned
ten '.lours liad elapsed before he was
again al the feet of the princess.
Only a lew words were interchanged,
und her doom was scaled, 'flu-re was no
obstacle in the way ; and she had shed
her last tear before tho* port rait of him
whom she loved even amid hatred. Two
months hiter the Princess Charlotte,
with simple ceremony, became the Coun
tess d'Aubaut. A
Mow suddenly, at times, a change falls
upon a scene ot' happiness and content
ment; and how unexpectedly the bitter
['liters into the sweet ! Only a few brief
years had sealed the union of a loving
couple when Count d'Anbaut fell dan
gerously ill. " Tjhcrc is no hope of a
recovery," said the physician to the
faithful wife, "save in a speedy return to
Europe." The princess-for surely l'or-^j
tune moy not alter her rank!-was quick
to heed. Gathering together her all,
die, her husband, and their little daugh
ter, sailed first to Le Havre, ami thence
Lo Paris. * .
At Paris she lived ia the utmost re
tirement, nursing her husband and caring
tenderly for hoi? ch i ld. Occasionally she
would wander unattended through the
garden of the Tuilleries, without dis
posing either her name or her singular
fortune. Ono,day during one nf ?these
solitary promenades she wits unexpect
edly joined by ber daughter, to whom
sin-addressed a few words in ('erm?n. A
gentleman who happened to be passing
hy was thus attracted to lier. Kora
single instant their eves met, and she
knew that her secret was discovered, for
the gentleman was no other than Count
inuricc, of Saxony, temporarily sojourn-*
tig in Paris.
She could not prevent him from ad
rcssing her hy lier own name, nor refuse j
is company to her own humble lodgings,
tut she exacted his promise not. to bfe
ruy her secret to any one before three
louth's should have elapsed.
Once a wee* Count Maurice found
imsclf at the abode of the princess, to
'hom he was in thc*habit of bringing
md ry good things for her happiness. At'
ist, however, he found during one,ofhid
isits no need of calling again. ?The
h?h? family, " tempted of thc devil?'
?dd Count^'Mnuriee, had iled .to parts
nknown! Half ih anger and -half'itt.
lespair, thc count discovered the prin
ess's secret to King Louis XlV, who at
un e wrote an JUitograph*letter to tho
|lieen of Hungary, thc oldest (laugher of
luke Louis of Brunswick. Jp this mis
sive he assured her. of the safety of her
ister, and added, "Thc kingmill ?ot
trove chary of Iiis best services to induce,
he princess, who seems lo" have lx?en
pursued by sonic ill-fortune, to return io
hat family which has so long mounted
cr decease. ^ T
I know not what confidential nfcthod'
he king retorted to to insure tho fuinit
ient of his promise. Hut certaii-tfit is
lint, when the Count d'Aubaut and his'*
rife wei*' again discovered TVy the ofii
ials ol' his majesty, it was not in^ranqc,
ul in Louisiana! They had retur?od *
luther in :i vessel sai?ing direct from
Aller long intercession, the couple
ere induced by the governor-general to
?nair, on board a Dutch vessel, to the
sie of Hourhou, where they resided for
limy years. In MtM, Ute count was
.moved liv an epidemic fever, mid Iiis
with was soon followed by that of his
lu the succeeding autumn, 170/}, tho
?dow, whose cup of sorrow was now
lied lo thc brim, went to live in tho
'aubourg Montmartre, near Paris, but
ix years later she retired to Brussels, at
lie invitation of some of her old friends,
'he story of her misfortunes, though
lade known to a precious few, reached
lie ears of Ferdinand Albert II, duke of
?runswick-Bevern, who allowed her an
ninia] pension ol'sixty thousand florins.
Although eotfft.intly"i?-;?et by troubles
n all sides, and even persecuted byM,he
'omish propaganda, she resisted ah" ih
ilations to again join her family.^By
eeds of charity she endeared hers<ij.'i^?
lie jKior of Brussc ls, mid finally dlUfta
.eadfast believer in ProtestantisifjiV^i
eptember, 177'2, aged seventy-eight.M
l'erhaps this is all that wi/I uvcrfty*
nown of the story of tho soj?fowed "?'/i.rjQa>,
f the ( i rand Duke Alexis. ^For many
ears after her deatJlyJJie m??t ?cjnark-,'
hie incidents of her career were con
caled from the public; and until re
L'iitly, historical researches were power
;ss to recall theiiT. There can oe no
oubt that her eventful life was Bur?
>unded with even darker mystery than
a., yet been cleared up. But, even as
; i^, its romanticism imparts to it an air
f falsehood; while, on tho other hand,
lie knowledge of sworn testimony makes
lie seeming fiction, more remarkable
;..." teuth, The ixiet, if not the histo
lllll, IllHv iut^(... i. . i M * f fl
lemory of the "ill-starred T:naTiorfto of
Irunswick.- G. L. Austin, in Appleton's
Wtiile Field Labor In tho South.
How is it that a white man can now
ibor in the rich fields of our State,
here formerly thc climate was consid
.ed an' insurmountable barrier? Has
ie cl i ma tc .changed? Are the men of a
i li?rent breed? Nol Only the mis
ikcn ideas of the insalubrity of the
hunte, false impressions about the
fight to which the thermometer attains
i midsummer, have, by '.'int. of self in
stigation, aided by thc press, been dis
ced, at the least in small circles, but
icre are still many in the west and
urlh, and also in Furo^, who mentally
impaire the fertile lands of Gulf States
? the mephitic Roman compagna.
flute labor, and particularly, thc partic
intion of the planter or furnier himself
i the labors of the field, have of late
?nded to shorten thc period'necessary
>r the cultivations bf most of our crops',
hp application of science to farming,
bieh naturally follows in the wako of
hite lain**, will riot alone raise large
rops on a gkven area, but also improve
te quality of the'harvest. Once let it
e generally iinderstocfd thqt a white
ian can work Vin the field in this State
s well as anvwhere in the west or north,
.?th better "health, more comforts, and
?th nt least a double profit, and thou
irids of small farmers, from the storilo
'ctions of other states will iako up the
ch alluvial lands of Louisiana which
re awaiting the husbandman's coming.
-Neto Organs Price Current.
To have good bread a farmer's wife
Ivises to take to the mill, when the
atcr is neither too high nor too low.
Hough of youl finest wheat to last six
ninths or ? year, cleaned as vou would
lean it for seed.. Tell the miller you are
i no hurry.; you wish-him td grind it
hen he can do his best.- Who? you
ike your flourliome store it loosely in
nrrcls, and kee]) it in a cool, dry place,
nd I care not whether you have red,
hite or ambo wheat, new process flour
r ol<Lproccss, you will have good flour,
'ext, to provide for your wife's use a
nod stove or brick oven, as she may pre
sr, and then see that she has plenty of
nod, sound, dry wood split fine. About
s much depends on the making as on
lie baking. _
A cor.vTF.v mother visiting Detroit
nth her daughter, a girl of fifteen, said
o the child, who was about drinking a
lass of soda-water; " Now, Mary, bo
ti refill ; don't gulp it down in three
wallows and get exploded all to pieces
y the gas, but sip and don't run any

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