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The Precious Cloud of April.
by b'heli.t. . ;
From my wings' are shaken the dews that
waken -.-. ! i
1 he sweet bads-every one. , ,
TOxen rocked to rest on thoir mother s breast
As nhe dancea about the eon. j
I wield the flail of the lashing hail j . . ,
And whiten the green plains under. ;
And then again I dissolve it in rain , "
And laugh as I pass in thunder.. ?
I bind the sun's Uirpne with a burning zone
And the moons witn a guvuo i --...
The Toloanoee are dim; and Blare reel and
swim '. - '
When the whirlwinds my banner unfurl,
From cape to cape, with a bndga-like shape
Over a torrent of sea. " . I '
Sunbeam proof, 1 hang like roof.
The mountains its columns be.
The triumplalr& through which I march
With hurricane, fire and snow, u ,
When the powers of the air are chained to my
chair , . , ,
In the million-colored bow, - j. 1 . '.-j
The sphere-fire above, its soft oolora wove '$
While the moist earth was, laughing below.
From the Table.' -
The following lines appeared in the
Paris Figaro of Dec 12, 186 , exciting
the legitimate curiosity of all the idle,
gossipy, dolce-far-niente inhabitants bj
their brevity ana mystery? t .
t evening, at a private receptron Riven
by thee narming ana tatentea actress, Mile. M.
D , of the 'lionffea,' the young Count Gas
ton d' Array, well kuown-ia our highest circles
as a most amiable and aecomphahed geutle-
man, threw a glass cf Moet in the face of
Duke AJbort de la Rive. . No reason was jrivon
- for this unexpected occurrence. . Cards were
exchanged between the two parties, and it is
rumored that the honor of the fair hostess her
self is compromised in this lunentabl affair.
A meutci les details. ' - j
Editor a of tkr. Table Gentlemen
Having been present myself at the alter
cation that arose - on, that memorable
evening, I feel , particularly pleased to
be able to elucidate a matter which has
hitherto remained enigmatical, to the
Parisian scandalbrewers, "and which
ven the ubiquitous, pryingFigaro has
vpr been meacable of divxmncr.
The morning after the supper, Dake
Albert de la Hive's -seconds presented
themselves at Count Gaston s hotel,
and, having been ushered into his pri
vate Bittiusr-room, tendered Mm an un
sealed missive, stamped with the Ducal
VIODI) til T VJ wruwwuwa " . . " 1 1 u v
lOWS: ,' , " . . .. i -
"Mossnnra Lk Coktk : - As lover of Mar
guerite, you have acted in'the most despicable
manner, eucn ininga snouia nave nq con
cealed. You also insulted me grossly and
tatidlT. The satisf action I desire from you.
and which the gentlemen who bring yon this
are authorized to olaim, is that you should
r. M., precisely, to meet me at the Oaf a An-
flais, where we will sop together in Hoom No.
; and as I know. Monsieur le Compte, that
yon are a fine eater j I demand of yon to acoept
my challenge, to wit : that we shall eat and
vniUB litJkn euouvo W UUW V wv.
Good Btomachs will tell qu en pensez'veus .
Foil-thrusts, pistol-balls, and all fanch barba
rous instruments; lacerate the. flesh, destroy
one's equanimity of mind, and upset one's sys
tem, besides hurting atrociously: an excellent
j-epaxt will be more palatable."
"Gentlemen, you can inform ;your
friend, the Duke, that I will hold my-
and that Mile. M. T herself will
honor our meeting with .her presence."
At eight o'clock three persons sat
down to table in an elegant and sumpt-motisJy-furnished,
of the best boolevard restaurant, five
minutes later, three dozen Ostendes,
-accompanied by two bottles-of amber
tinted Chablis - vietix, were placed be
fore the guests, und jtbe discreet garcon
disappeared,leavmg two deadly, enemies
in the face of each other, and a smiling
but bewildered woman between them.
"lam so very glad, that everything
has ended in sueh a satisfactory way,"
observed the young actress. " My
Boederer is too strong for you,' I think,
"""Gaston," she added, -playfully; " here
After I will tell Jaoques only to pour
out two glasses, xoa bad no idea
w ateadv it was. And then Monsieur
le jJue acted so very composedly. You
are too' rash entirely, mon cheK.'
' Well, I avow," replied jQaston, as
he finished his oysters, VI was rather
flushed.' But the Duke and I are
above such trifling peccadilloes. By
the way, De la Bive, - how do you find
these bivalves t . Bather cop perish,
heh t WelL really, f. prefer them to
the Ameriran and Eegiish natives, for I
confess I find a certain' savor to them
nneonalled bv anv foreign -oyster.
Washed down by this royal Chablis, I
frankly think I could swallow another
dozen. Waiter! j
By the way, how eharming Sbl.nei
der is in Bu-be Bletae. What a hit
that cher Offenbach has made. . Why,
Schneider's impersonation of Boulotte
is simply admirable; so artless,yet bold;
so broad, without vulgarity. I'osmveiy
delicious, that woman. 1 enjoyed my
'Vrs-aTlilovf Till V- i
" Yes. indeed, Duke. I met Meilhao
f he other nisht in the coulisse of- the
Varieties. Sanguine fellow, he hopes
for a two hundred nights' run. Thanks
to Dauuis ond Schneider, the piece will
last. V ." V They say that the Pinee
of Wales is very- An u nere is wo
fish." - ' j . .
At this moment the garcon entered,
bearing a saperb tote fit grotlnt - while
the butler, anroned and ready with the
corkscrew, - placed a bottle of : 1837
Chateau Yquem besida the appetizing
cub a, , c
"What . were you alluding to,
-Craston?" said the actress. , .
" Oh, nothing; a mere stage potin;
'some behind-scene scandaL Doke, al
low me to pour you out some of : this
golden nectar. Fine aroma. You, as
an sonologist, wOl find it exquisite, and
appreciate it, too. - -I was recommended
to me by my friend Ernest Hendave.
Ton remember him t Poor fellow, he
-was killed at Bolferiao. Splendid ar
- tost. landscape painter of great merit.
Curse the Austrian bullets. Here's to
So saying, ho quaffed off his glass and
fmed, scrupulously, the generous
portion of sole placed before, kita by his
.astronomical adversary. ,
. " This fish," said Marguerite, in not
op to the Cafe Anglais standard; le lacks
, eometlung, I cannot tell what " --
, " ejnon, Perhaps," . sad Gaston.
But I assure you it is delicious, and,I
wiH refer to the Date, whose fondness
tor fish w proverbial at tie lnb. I be
lieve he descended iato sh , Maelstrom
with his yacht after a Norwegian salmon
-.ad Lis fc eatise on pLacs.lkrial matters
in general could no Lav been better
eva in the EncyolvfwJ.;ft.- - -
"Xq, -no, madias... Oaioa ex?. er.
, ' naffldeji, J. wo- 'Irt t.Vs k n
" r- t":her!f ! !k1 JJfoarjt-
&s4 Well xv
ored in the extreme; whoever, you know
rney say ut mo.
' Come. come, no Latin. Duke. The
greatest wrong a man can have towards
women, sometimes, is to be in the
right. But I will capitulate. But what
is this?" :
"His de veau a la Jardiniers," said
a spruce, liveried garcon. What wine,
" WelL what is the news of the week.
Dnke ? continued the fair comedienne.
' Any new conquests? Is it really true
that Cora intends to make her debut in
" Orphee aux ; Enters?" . Come drop
this taciturnity and tell me all vou
know. Why, I declare, how vou do eat
to-night! Are you" famished? You
don t eat, you devour.
A roue in tne ISaia this morninir to
try my new mare, , Fanny; the ride
sharpened niy appetite. As to your
other questions. Mademoiselle." 'an
swered the Duke,., tossing olT a small
glass of claret, instantly replenished, '
must una my breatli to reply. Cton
quests I "have. few. My Don Juanic
days are over. I am a bitter old skep
tic nOW. ' J: . . ; .
"Po-h!" retorted Marguerite. "A
nianof 35, an artist, a millionaire, turn
ing synicaL Ha! ha! you are conceal
ing some 'bonne fot tune.' Mon cher,
ten me, is she pretty?"
"J(o, I am serious, Miss. I abjure
the fair sex pro tern. I find women to
be as perfidious as the waves. An Eng
lish poet said something to that effect,
"Perfidious as the waves! - Well, I
agree," laughed Marguerite; "but men
are such good swimmers, you know."
"You are " facetious. ' Madamoie!le.
But, nevertheless, I no longer' believe
in women; and in their virtue, less."
"Oh, horrible!" exclaimed the ac
"Well, to preserve a precious object,
it must lie used as little as possible. Is
not that so?"- .
"Certainly." . ,
"Well, apply that aphorism to vir
"But, Count, you are not eatinsr. Al
low me. Here comes a 'Chateaubriand
aux petits pots,' tbat looks superbly.
Suppose Madamoiselle, that we post
pone our pyschologioal and abstrct dis
cussion upon virtue till that of the old
Beaune, I have ordered, has been thor
"As you wilL Duke, only I shall
make a desperate strucrsrle, I warn Vou,
to sustain the honor of my culminated
"A discomfiture from such a fair ad
versary would delight me, Madcmo-
selle." - -: - - -
"Louis XV.! JjouisXTi ! Duke old
schoot," laughed Gaston, helping him
self to a salmis which had just been
brought in. "By the way, what has be
come or unaries JJcnnay t .
"I can't say, my friend; . the last I
heard of him was that he worked . with
Rochefort. . Did you see his last Lan
terne f Admirably sarcastic it was,
too keen and cutting as an Aleppo's
blade. ,xue fellow will get in trouble
befcre long. Mark my words. But he
yearns for reputation. His talent justi
fies his ambition. But as a comarade I
prefer him . to a politician. What a
charming, sociable, witty conversation
alist ! Badinguet will seize on him yet.
Troublesome days in store for France."
" Oh, bah ! uke; how do you know?
Mere rumors. - I defy the most clever
statesman to predict tie future of France
six months ahead.
Of Franoe, I agree;' but not of
Paris. Paris and France differ radically.
The waiter here appeared bringing a
perdriz aux trunes, a gem of culinary
art. Politics, like religio i, are nebu
lous.' Such a discussion would lead us
to the morning, besides annoying Mad
amoiselle: and, as I have a great treat
in store for you, we will leave politics
A treat, you say ? ;
"Yea, e accaroni a la Solf erino, which
will appear in good time.
Why, is that anything particularly
" Quite a novelty in Paris, I believe;
a delicious dish, and legendary one,
too." - - ' .- . -
" How is it served ? :
"Oh, simply enough. Maccaroni
cooked with tomatoes scroped Gruyere,
onions, and finely-chopped ham."
: What a mixtnre !" said Afarrnnrit.
"No; it appears that, -after the battle
ox aoliermo, . tne h.mperor and . his
aides-de-camp, with Gen- Fleury, were
detained in some old, deserted, bullet
shattered cot near the field of battle,
and that they were obliged to find their
own dinner. o Jfieury poked about,
and after a diligent search, found some
maccaroni, a piece of stale cheese, , and
Borne onions and tomatoes in the
garden; so he made anamalgum of the
materials, chopped ug everything to
gether, and put it in a pot in the fire.
stirring it around with his sword. The
plat was pronounced excellent. And now
it is the rage here, with the very sage
addition of tnunes.
- The dinner now progressed rapidly
entrees after entrees, partridges, chick
ens, quail, venison, vegetables, roast
after roast, laved in the choicest brands
of Burgundy, and Boardeaux. Salads,
entremets, and lesser delicacies, aided
the rivals empty bottle upon bottle of
JMederer changing from time to time
to redolent - Geisenheimer - or sweet
Tokai. Kesselrode paddings, gelees au
Mbdere, creams, meringues, fruits, and
sherbats followed each other in vertig
inous succession. . Grave infractions to
the established law of a sociable sup
per were made; but both ate voracious
ly, and paid no attention to the remarks
of the actress, wmie jfaxarete. i'eraita.
and Asti were drunk, ad infinitum, over
twenty varied deserts. Marguerite, sole
witness to this strange display of gor
mandizing, began to suspect that some
thing was wrong, although the general
conversation was of the slightest and
most brilliant style, until the adver
saries began to show signs of repletion
and fatisrue. Flushed by wines and
rich food, Gaston breathed heavily, but,
notwithstanding, finished a large om
elette au rhum, which was : pronounced
so palatable that another larger one
- "Here's to your good w&hes, Duke,
said Marguerite, attempting a smile.
and, sipping lingeringly at a glass of
Liunel. . . .
"You compromise yourself, Ma
demoiselle. - 1
"You are witty, Duke."
"Not at alL Everything wjtty
in the world has been said or written a
thousand times, bu always appears
new. the maioritv of people - only re
membering what is stupid. My feeble
attempts have. but the charm of being
apropos. . .,
"I think before our Mocha, Gaston,
we could do justice to a pate de gibier
or de foie gras. w nas ao you say i
" Volontiers," muttered the young
Const, who, oririson and purple in the
face, tottered to the window and remain
ed a second bre thing the oool morning
The viand wa brought and the
Coaot, 8,r-Tareiit!y relieved, began to
partake cf ki. . oureely a xoinute had
elapsed, aits term 3 put the first mor
sel to his mouth, when - he gave a faint,
half-stilled cry and fell backwards upon
the carpet, dragging with him a half
finished glass cf bpani h vdne. ...
What passed subsequently was not
narrated by the actress, but two hours
later, when the door of the private
apartment was broken in by the alarmed
restaurateur, the bodies of Duke Albert
de la Rive and Count Gaston d'Avray,
were found, choked to death, and Mile.
M. JD- stretched upon the sofa, mca-
Eable of uttering a syllable, her jeweled
and driven int j the wall by a dirk-
two inches below the bell-tassel. . , .
The Centennial Buildings Blander.
The projectors of the Centennial
buildings at Philadelphia have, appar
ently, committed a serious blunder in
their plans by putting the . different
structures at such long - distances from
each other that nobody but professional
pedestrians could maze the tour with
out exhaustion. As most of the visitors
will be there but for one day, it is de
sirable that doing up the exhibition in
that time should be made feasible;
moreover that the cost of a visit should
not be indefinitely increased by car
riage hire and car fare. These
are vital considerations, and as no
possible purposes is subserved by the
macnincent distance placed ' betwpen
the buildings by the Commission, this
mistake should, by all means, be reme
died before it is too late. According
to the present arrangement the ma
chinery . hall is half a mile from the
agricultural building and the latter is
nearly a mile from the maia exhibition
building. The item3 of shoe leather
aloxie, which the millions ; of yi sitors
would expend in needless t.-avei would
feed the poor of a city for a generation.
The transfer of 1 visitors by steam or
horse cars from building to building
would be cn improvement on walking,
but it would be a work attended with
prodigious inconvenience and numerous
accidents, arid would represent an ex
pense of at least half a million dollars,
that might be avoided by putting the
brildings nearer together. . ,
Caricatures in Luther's Day.
When Luther began the immortal
part of his public career in 1517 bynaii
ing to the church door his ninety-five
theses against the sale of indulgences,
wood-engraving was an art which had
been practiced nearly a century. . He
found also, as we have seen, a public
accustomed to satirical writings illus
trated by wood-cuts. The great Hol
bien illustrated 'Erasmus's Piaise of
Folly. ; Brandit's Ship of Fools, as well
as the . litter of works which it called
forth, was even profusely illustrated.
Caricatures as distinct works, though
usually accompanied with ' abundant
verbal commentary, were - : familiar
objects. Among the curiosities , which
Luther himself brought from Borne in
1516, some years before he began his
special work, was a caricature suggest
ed by the Ship of Fools, showing how
the Pope had "fooled the whole world
with his superstitions and idlatories,"
He showed it to the ' Prince Elector of
Saxony at the time. The "picture ex
hibited a little .ship filled with monks,
friars, and priests casting lines to peo
ple swimming in the sea, while in the
stern sat comfortably the Pope with
his cardinals and bishops, overshadow
ed and covered by the Holy Ghost, who
was looking up to heaven, and through
whose help alone the drowning wretches
1 In talking about the picture many
years aiicr. Luther said: "These and
like fooleries . we then believed as
articles of faith." He had not reached
the point when he could talk at his
own table of the cardinals as "peevish
milk-sops, effeminate, unlearned .block
heads, whom the Pope places in all
kingdoms, where' they lie lolling ' in
kings' courts among the ladies and
Finding : this weapon af caricature
ready made to his hands, he used it
freely as did also Lis friends and his
foes. He was .himself a caricaturist.
When Pope Clement VII. seemed dis
posed to meet the reformers half-way,
and proposed a council to that end,
Luther wrote a pamphlet ridiculing the
scheme, and to give more force to his
satire he "crushed a picture to be
drawn" and placed in the title page. It
was not a work describable to the fast
idious ears of our century, unless we
leave part of the. descriytion in Latin.
The Pope was seated on a lofty throne
surrounded by cardinals having foxes'
tails, and seeming "sursum et deorum
repurgare."i In the Table-Talk we
read also of a picture being brought to
Luther iu whieh the Pope ; and Judas
were represented hanging to the purse
and keys. ' "T'will vex the Pope hor
ribly," said Luther, "that , he whom
emperors and kings have worshiped
should now be figured hanging up his
own picklocks. Jamea Parton', in
Harper's Magazine for April.
The Wooing of Harold and the Fair-
i -;"- Hatred. '
-The beginning of his great adventure
was of a romantic character youthful
love .for the beautiful Gyda, a -then glo
rious and famous young lady of. those
regions, whom the young Harold as
pired to marry. - Gyda answered his
embassy xmd- prayer in a distant, lofty
mancer: "Her it would not beseem to
wed any jarl or any poor creature of
that kind; let him dp as Gorm of Den
mark, Eric of Sweden, Egbert of Eng
land, and others had done subdue into
peace and regulation the confused con
tentious bits of jarls around him, and
beoome a king; then, perhaps, she might
think of his proposal, till then not"
Harold was stru k w.th this proud an swer,
which rendered Gyda tenfold mora
desirable to him. He vowed to let his
hair grow, never to cut or even to comb
it till this feat were done, and the peer
less Gyda his own. . He proceeded ac
cordingly to, conquer, in fierce battle, a
jarl or two every year, and, at tue end
of twelve years, had his unkempt (and
almost unimaginable) head of hair elipt
off Jarl Sognwald (Reginald) of More,
the most valued and valuable of all his
subject-jar Is, being - promoted to this
sublime barber function after which
King Harold, . with : head thoroughly
cleansed, and hair grown or - growing
again to the luxuriant beauty that, had
no equal in bis day, brought Lome his
Gyda, and made her the brightest queen
in all the north. - He Lad ' after hit, in
succession, or perhaps even simultan
eously in some cases, at least six other
wives; and by Gyda herself one daugh
ter and four sons Thomas Carlyle.
"A Nevatm. women recently knocked
down seven burglars,' one after
another. Her husband watched from
the top of the stairs, and felt so brimful
of battle that he couldn't oool off until
he had jerked his eight-year-old boy out
of bed and whaled him soundly for not
getting up and helping his mother. . .
: Axil the ' tools of workmen ' or other
implements of labor deposited with the
pawnbrokers of Paris have been re
deemed and handed over .to their
owners by the Duchess of Magenta with
the proceeds of a charity festival placed
at. her disposal.- - , . ...
; Whbm n eat sines, does ah not do it
on pnrpusl Bha simply does it to
He Wilt Clinton and John Kvrartwont An
Kditer ivills a Captain.
Mr. John Bieelow concludes his
article on DeWitt Clinton in Harper's,
for March, and gives this account of the
duel between Ulintou and bwartwout:
The following letter has reference
to a duel in which DeWitt Clinton had
been concerned with John Swartwout
as long ago as 1802. Swartwout was a
devoted: friend and admirer of Aaron
Burr, then vice president. The friends
of Clinton, among whom Cheetham was
most conspicuous and most scurrilous,
accused Burr of coquetting with' the
federal party the gravest offense which
in those days could be laid at the door
of a Republican. It reached Clinton's
ears that Swartwout had accused him
of opposing Burr upon personal and
selfish grounds. Clinton responded, in
his gentle and unimpassioned way, by
proclaiming Swartwout 'a liar, a ssoun
drel and a villain. This was reported
to Swartwout. and. of course, a chal
lenge , immediately followed. Colonel
Smith, Swartwout s second, has left us
the following account of what occurred
on the ground -at Weehawken, where
the combatants respectively sought sat
isfaction. Clinton was accompanied by
Richard Biker, the hero afterwards of
" The' gentlemen took their stations,
were each presented with a pistol, and,
by order, faced to the right, and fired,
ineffectually. At the request of Mr.
Riker I asked Mr. Swartwout, "Are
vou satisfied sir?" He answered, "I
.tm not." The pistols then being ex
chrnered, and their positions resumed.
khey by order faced to the right, and
! lired a shot without effect. At the re
quest of Mr. Riker I again asked Mr.
Swartwout, "Are you stisfied,-sir?'
He answered strongly in the hegative.
We proceeded, and a third shot was ex
changed without injury. At the re
quest of Mr. Ricker I again asked Mr.
b war tout, " Are you satisfied sir !" He
answered, " I am not, neither shall I be
until that apology is made which I have
demanded. Until -hen we must pro
ceed. I then presented a paper to Mr.
Riker.containine' the apology demanded,
for Clinton's signature, observing tbat
we could not spend our time in conver
sation ; that this paper must De signed,
or proceed. Mr. Clinton declared that
he would not sign any paper on the sub
ject; that he had no animosity against
Mr. Swartout; would willingly shako
hands and agree to meet on the score of
'Mr. Swartwout insisting oh his sig
nature to the apology, and Mr. Clinton
declining they stood at their posts and
fired a fourth shot, Mr. Clinton's ball
struck Mr. Swart wont's" left leg, about
five inches below the knee. He stood
ready and collected. At the request of
Mr. luker 1 again addressed Mr. Swart
wout, 'Are you satished sir? lie an
swered that it was useless to repeat the
question! 'My determination is fixed,
and I beg to proceed.' Mr. Clinton re
peated that he had no animosity against
Mir. Swartwout, was sorry for what had
passed, proposed to advance, shake
hands and burythe circumstance in obliv
ion. During this'conversation Mr. Swart-,
wout's surgeon, kneeling by, his side,
extracted the ball from tne opposite
side of his leg. Mr. Swartwout stand
ing erect on his post, ' and 'positively
declining anything short of an ample
anology, they fired the fifth shot, and
Mr. Swartwout received the shot in the
left ' leg, ' about ' five inches above the
ankle, still, however, standing steadily
at his post, perfectly composed. At the
request of Mr. Riker I again addresed
Mr. Swartwout, 'Are you satisfied, sir?'
I an. not, sir; proceed. Mr. Clinton
then quit his station, declined the com
bat, and declared he would fire no more.
Mr. , Swartwout declared himself sur
prised that Mr. Clinton would neither
apologize nor give him the satisfaction
required, and, addressing me, said,
'What shall I do, my friend?" I answered,
'Mr. Clinton declines making the apol
ogy required,refuses taking his position,
and positively declares he will fight no
more; and his second appearing to ac
quiesce in the disposition of his princi
pal, there is nothing further left for you
now but to have your wounds dressed.'
the surgeons attended, dressed Mr.
Swartwout 'a wounds, and the gentle-,
men in their respective barges returned
to the city." ' 5
Mr. Bigelow also describes the duel
between Coleman, editor of the Even
ing Post, and Captain - Thompson in
which Thompson was killed.
" The year after, Clinton was chal
lenged by Senator Dayton, of New Jer
sey, a warm partisan of Burr. This af -fair,
however, was arranged without a
meeting, but the year following. Robert
Startwout fought with Richard Riker,
who had been Clinton's second, and se
verely wounded him. The same year
Coleman, editor of the Evening Post,
was provoked by Cheetham, the Ther
sites of the press in those days, to chal
lenge him. Friends, however, inter
fered, and the affair was settled upon
the understanding that Cheetham would
behave more discreetly in the future.
Out of -this challenge, however, grew
another quarrel which was attended
with altogether deplorable results. A
harbor master of New York, by the
name of Thompson he was ca'led Cap
tain Thompson gave it out that it was
Coleman, not Cheetham, who had shown
the white feather on the occasion just
referred to. Coleman heard of it and
challenged him. They met in what is
now Twenty -third street, . then called
' Love Lane, at the edge of a winter's
evening. The ground was covered with
snow, and it was cold and nearly dark.
A shot or two was exchanged without
effect The principals were then brought
closer to each other, that they might see
one another more distinctly. At the
next shot Thompson cried out that he
was hit, and fell headlong into the snow,
mortally 'wounded, Coleman and his
second hurried away, while tV.e surgeon
raised the bleeding man and examined
his wound,' at the same time suggesting
to him the propriety of never mention
ing the names of any of the parties to
the meeting. ; Thompson promised he
would not, and kept his word." 'He
was brought,' says Mr. Bryant, 'mor
tally wounded, to his sister's house in
town;' he was laid at the door; the bell
was wrung; the family came out and
found him bleeding and near his death.
He refused to name his antagonist, or
give any account of the affair, declar
ing that everything which .had been
done was honorably done, and desired
tbat no attempt should be made to seek
out or molest his adversary. "
YnsTEBDAr was indeed an eventful
day in the life of a lady on west Jsckson
street. During a trip on the street cars
to State street and back, she saw the
loveliest polonaise pattern she ever saw
in her life, the handsomest fellow she
ever saw in her life, the handsomest
woman she ever saw in her life, got 'the
worst fright she ever had in her life
from the drunkest man she ever saw in
Lex life, never was more insulted in her
life as she was by a young man who
spoke to her on the car, and finally got
home feeling more tired than sb ever
felt in her Ufa. Chieapo Tribune,
Wsxa is an egg sot oval? Whan you
torn it round.
Marrlase of a Beautiful KnIih Lady to a
uinooo riuce. .
M. D. Conwav writes as follows from
London to the Cincinnati Commercial:
M The Lahgalibalele affair has once
more shown that it is almost impossible
for the Anglo-Saxon to live on terms of
equality with negroes, or indeed, for
that matter, with any race of dark com
plexion. .News arrived here from India
this week that a young Oxonian scholar,
wno, irom a highly creditable examina
tion for the civil service, had ; passed to
the prospect of 'a brilliant career jn , In
dia, has been shot by his servant and
killed.. It is Malcom Beade, brother to
the distinguished traveler and Author,
Win wood Beade. The friends of this
young man are inconsolable, and they
have universal sympathy, and yet the
incident which led to this tragedy is
significant of the deplorable condition
of Anglo-Indian Society. . The vouncr
man had administered corporeal chas -tisement
to his servant, and while he
was asleep the servant killed him. I
suppose that Malcom Reade, . known ' to
have been amiable and good-tempered,
might have resided in England to the
age of Methusaleh without the possibil
ity of , striking any. one of : his
servants. Not the lowest and coarsest
Irishman - would ever have received
a blow from him. The more amiable
we know him to be the more apparent
is it that the - Englishman instinctively
treats the colored man as his slave.
This social, condition of India has
caused a good deal of excitement in re
lation to a marriage which is to occur
here in London witmn the next few
days. An eminent Hindoo is to marry
a Xjondon beauty. .The gentleman in
this, case is Mutu Coomara, , Swamy.
Swamy is a title, and literally. means
"God.r' As it is not usual to designate
mortals with such a high title as that
(though his bride would pass pretty
fairly as a "goddess") this gentleman i
designated by that which Queen Vie
toria ha given him, Sir Mutu Coomara,
for he is an eminent member of his
majesty's council in Ceylon, and be
sides this he has written, , some Oriental
books of high value. The lady is a
Miss Lily Beeby, a lady distinguished
in her circle as an artist, but also ;
being more beautiful than any picture
she ever painted. One wonder is that
a beautiful young lady should be found
ready to wed a pagan. The Hindoo
first met the young lady in a company
01 English people wno have long repu
diated Christianity, and , he being no
adherent of any special eastern sect.
they found a basis of religious har
mony in simple Theism. But the most
serious matter of speculation is the re
ception which the two will meet with in
the east, for which tbey will soon
depart. No ' cose of . inter-mar-
riage between a Hindoo ami a person
of the English race seems to have ever
been known before. Old residents of
India have informed me that it is abso
lutely unprecedented, and that if Sir
Mulu were to take his bride to any part
of India, both of them would bo treated
by the whites as pariahs. They all agree
that in Ceylon the prejudice against
"miscegenation will probably be less.
and that the Hindoo's very high rank
(he would be king of Ceylon if Queen
Victoria should resign the island) and
official position would enable them to
tide over the first indignation. But the
agitation the coming marriage has caus
ed in ''Oriental circles" in London,
proves that anything like an amalgama
tion of races in India is not to be con
templated. At the same time Indians
are ' received in the highest society in
London' on terms of perfect equality;
young ladies dance and flirt with them
as industriously as with others; and it
requires the atmosphere of India to
bring about the singular exasperation of
cute feeling to which 1 have referred.
The sooner the English people can stop
subjugating to the Queen races they aie
unable to treat as fellow subjects, the
more speedily will certain ugly clouds
vanish from their horizon.
Restoring Charred Currency.
The process of the restoration of
charred currency and other valuables
constitutes one of the most interesting
features of the service in the Treasury
Department at Washington. A corre
spondent describes the work as it is
carried on in one of the sunny rooms of
the treasury building, where four ladies
are kept constantly employed. - It will
be remembered that an express car was
recently burned near Washington, The
government had $5,750,000 in it, andthe
private property, consisting of dia
monds, watches, etc. amounted to half as
much more. The jewels and watches
only were returned to the express com
pany. The money in the government
safes was so oi sirred that at .a breath it
crumpled, and yet four-fifths of it will
be i deciphered. Each little shriveled
piece is detached with a thin knife and
laid on blotting paper. There the
ladies examine it with magnifying
glasses, and alter deciphering as much
as possible they paste it on a strip of
thin paper; and so,, bit by bit, a whole
note is pieced out. After her great fire.
Chicago sent 200 cases of money, all in
cinders, aggregating at owners valua
tion, $it4,yy .y; ana out 01 that sum
$126,541.33 was redeemed and returned
to the owners. Boston profited in Chica
go's experience and packed her burnt
money so carefully that of the eighty-
three cases, containing xss. 812.90.
$88,290.80 were returned to her, beside
other valuable papers. The most skill
ful of these ladies once deciphered
185,000 out of $200,000 that had been
in the hold of a burned ship for three
years, and Adams Express Company,
which was responsible for the amount.
gave her $500, Another time she and
her associates worked faithfully and
long over some bonds a crazy cashier
threw into the fire. The bank asked
$100,000, but the ladies picked ' out
?i4o,uuu; wnereupon the directors, with
reckless extravagance, presented them
wiui fova aouara apiece I ;
Hloetles la Navigation.
During voyages, especially across the
Atlantic, the wave line of the side of
the ship is very often such as to leave
an ordinary screw half exposed, when
the engine, with only half the work to
do, will spurt off at a dangerous rate.
To prevent this an Irish inventor has
devised a simple method of lowering the
screw, enabling the engineer in heavy
weather to keep the vessel going
much steadier, with very little re
duced speed. A large amonnt : of
power is thus utilized with a
gain of : uniform motion, t a"1 . w
is regarded by experts as the most
important improvement ever introduced
into steam navigation. Observations in
voyages have led Mr. Deverill, of Eng
land, to devise a ship-moving register,
by which he observes . that in a two
hours' voyage it made over J,50Q,000
rolls and about 1,000,000 pitches, the
average number of oscillations in both
directions per minute being : fourteen.
Mr. Deverell thinks he has demonstrat
ed that within ocean limits the swell is
increasing, rjeh! that the movement of
an indepenIex.t body within the ship is
nnoeasing?, arid proposes to utilize this
aa an adiiusaf propelling; power
A FRENCH STOBT.
The Prlca of Two Potatoes In I8O0.
The following anecdote - of the first
Napoleon was related by an English
man, who was a considerable time in
the French military service, and who
vouches for its authenticity: ;:
The eveainsr before the battle of Ulm,
when Napoleon the First,' in company
with Marshal Berther, was walking in-
coanito through the camp, and listen
ing to the talk of his soldiers, he saw
in a group not far off a grenadier of the
guard, who was roasting some . potatoes
in the ashes. , . ,
"I should like a roast potato above all
things," said the Emperor to the Mar
shal; "ask the owner of them if he will
sell one." '., - "
In obedience to the order, Berthier
advanced to the group and asked to
whom the potatoes belonged. A gren
adier stepped forward and said; "They L
"Will you sell me one?"inquired Ber
"I have only five," said the trrenn-
dier, "and that's hardly enough for my
supper. r. :: :.:
"Jt will give you two napoleons if you
will sell me one," continued Berthier.
"I don t want your gold, said the
grenadier; "I shall be killed, perhaps,
to-mcrrow, and I don't want the enemy
to find me with an empty stomach."
Berthier reported the soldier s an
swer to the Emperor, who was standing
a littlo in the background.
"Let me see if I snail be luckier1 than
you," said the latter, and going up close
to the grenadier, he asxed . nun it he
would sell him a potato.
".Not by a long shot," answered the
grenadier: "I havn't enough for my
self." - ' - - - -.wr . .
"But you may set your own price."
said Napoleon. "Come I am hungry,
and haven't eaten to-day." '
"I tell you I haven't enough for myself,"-
replied, the grenadier;: "besides
all that, do you think I don t know you
in spite of your disguise?"
"Who am I then i" inquired Napole
cn. ' - - ; r - ' '
"Bah!" said the grenadier: "The
Little Corporal, as they all call you. Am
I right?" . u
"Well," said Napoleon, "since you
know me, will you sell me a potato ?"
"No," said the grenadier ; "but if you
would have me come and dine with you
when we get back to Paris, you may
sup with me to-night."
''Done !' 'said Napoleon; "on the
word of a Little Corporal on the word
of an emperor. "
"Well and good," said the grenadier.
"Our potatoes ought to be done by this
time; there are the two largest ones: the
rest I'll eat myself."
The Emperor sat down and ate his
potatoes, and then returned with Ber-V
thier to his tent, merely remarking
"The rogue is a good soldier, IU
wager. " ,' . -- - v
Two months afterward Napoleon the
Great was in in the midst of a brilliant
court at the Palace of the Tuileries, and
was just sitting down to dine when word
was brought to him that a grenadier was
without trying to force the guard at the
door saying that he had been invited by
"Let him come in," said His Ma
The soldier entered, and presented
arms, and said to the lilmperor :
"Do you remember once having
supped with me off my roast potatoes ?"
"O I is that you ? xes I remember.
said the Emperor: "and so you have
come to dine with me have yon? Bus-
tin, lay another cover on your table for
this' brave fellow."
. Again the trrenadier presented arms
and said: .
"A grenadier of the guards does not
eat with lackeys. Your Majesty told
me I should dine with you that was
the bargain and, trusting your word, I
nave come hither.
True, true," said the Emperor; "lay a
cover near me. liay aside your arms,
mon ami, and draw up to the table."
Dinner over, the grenadier went at
his usual pace, took up his carbine, and
turning to the Emperor presented arms.
"A mere private," said he "ought not
to dine at the table of the Emperor.
"Ah! I understand you," said Na
poleon. "I name you Chevalier of the
Xjegion of iionor, and lieutenant in my
company Of (retards.
"Thank you, heartily," returned the
soldier . Vive V Etnpereur t" he shout
ed and then withdrew. -
Star gazing is in order now. At 8 p.
ic, in the South, a little to the West,
and at an elevation of about 45 degrees,
may be seen the constellation of Orion,
easily recognized by the four very brill
iant stars in the form of a long quad
rangle intersected by three lesser stars,
arranged at equal distances and in a
straight line parallel with the horizon,
pointing on the one - side to Sirius
the brightest fixed star in the heavens,
and on the other to the Pleiades, 30
degrees to the West Between the
Pleiades and the "bands of Orion" is
an upright letter V, known as the V of
Taurus, consisting of one very bright
star at the left upper end, in the eye of
Taurus, and five lesser stars. In the
North, a little West and just above the
mist of the horizon is Cassiopea's chair
in an upright position, consisting of five
stars of the third magnitude and one or
two smaller ones. Almost directly over
head, but still slightly South, is the
sickle of Leo, oomplete in outline, with
the curve of the blade toward the
Northeast, and Regulus, a star of the
fLst magnitude, in the extremity of the
handle. But the brightest object in the
firmament these evenings is the planet
Jupiter, which becomes clearly visible
in the East shortly after eight o'clock,
and those who rise as early as half -past
four in the morning may see Venus in
nearly the same position. JBouton
Angelica Has a Ghost,
There is a reported' ghost at Laird k.
Co.'s sawmill at Angelica, Shawano
county. This is the mill which was
blown up last fall, killing six men. The
story runs thus: ?-tti-
" The night watch was sitting in the
mill reading, when his attention was
called to the dimness of the light in his
lantern, and shortly after he says he
heard groaning near the place where
themen were killed by the explosion;
then he heard something thrown against
the heater in the packing room. . This
has bcn kept up nightly ever since,
and although the mill has been sur
rounded ly men at night, and several
men stationed inside, the same thing
has happened as before. . Last Wednes
day night, as one of the watchmen went
on top of the boilers to turn a stop
cock that lets the water into the boilers,
he saw a man lying on top of the arch.
He immediately drew a navy revolver
and shot at him, and he says that he is
cartaia ha hit him, but although they
searched, they could find nothing ,of
rum, irat eiaun tney touna niooa."
How true, as Dr. Johnson says, that
"every man endeavors with his mtmost
care to hide his poverty from others and
. Earl j Spring.
. A hopofal bine was in the sky,
So dull and blue before,
Tho wind that whistled shrilly by
' Passed softly with a murmuring sigh,
. . . Its revelry was o'er. : . ,
More steadfast new the sun's warm gaz.
And all the myriad charms
That waited tar his wooing rays,
And lay through all the winter days
Nestling in the earth's brown aims.
. Peeped smiling forth; so sweet and shy
. From out their hiding place; . -.
Each had turned upward to the sky
When he in kingly pride rode by, r j
' Its tiny, emerald face. " '
The brooklets locked, with ley keys.
? Now Joyous dashed along' ' .,
And fleecy clouds in asore seas
Went sailing by, while from the troee .
We heard the robin's song.
, The last pale, wasted snow-drif ts la
Tearful upon the ground; '
And while they wept themselves away,
With springing green the earth was gay
- And glad with tuneful sound.
" . , .. . , . ,. . ;v. t ,
( Owed to spbing fresh violets..- ;
Ague without fever is no great
A hbavt - BU8IMH88- importing ' Ele
Thk worth op a womin double you,
Oman. .;. .. iit
Oabuc eaters are now crowded in
What is the Spiritulists ' paper f
(W)rapping paper. . ;
They are harvesting barley now in
Therb are now 6,000 bushels of wheat
at Daluth awaiting shipment. y
A , Baitimobb beggar ... has retired
from business with a fortune $26,000.
Thk fourth son of Brcte Harte was
born at Morristown last Monday. His
oldest is about thirteen. - V ------
A soon step is often the first step of
life taken by a little waif. .
Questions op ran day one I or two?
z, s or o ? able or ible f u in or n out ?
Concerted movement The
of a baton.
' A baby ' with twenty-eight toes has
been born I in Stockton, Mo. ' What a
character of corns he will be ! -.-
A uttus man observed that he had
two negative qualities r he never lay
long ia bed and he never wanted a great
coat. ., -
St. Louis has ten thousand dogs.
The natives wear a section of stovepipe
on each leg during the mad dog
, We read a good deal in the papers of
stylish turnouts in Washington. Butler's
turnout, though, not stylish, has been
much admired. ' ,
It's the fashion in Florida to wear
gloves" worn out' at the tips of the
fingers, ; in order better to corral the
fieaS. ,: ..... . ... -...:-- j
When a Detroiter was asked the
other day by a traveller if he had ever
been in Brooklyn he hastened to reply:
"Do I look like one of that sort of men
sir?". ,:v- -v:-
A Chicago man thinks that the worst
speller ought to get the Dictionary,
and the winner should have a "wreath
of sorrel, ""or some other garden sass, like
them Greeks." ' ( -
Wher a Western man gets a divorce
from ; a. crusading and strong-minded,
wife, the papers say, "Mr. So-and-so
has Tesjgned his position as husband
for Mrs. So-and-so." , "'- ,
Eveby man who mails a package
subject to the new postage rates drops
it into -the hole with the wish that
Senator Hamlin had to sit for two hours
on a hot shovel. Detroit Eree Eress.
' The average' gorilla of Central Afri
ca, now points to Stanley and his band
of explorers, and pathetically reminds
his grand children that "it is what they
may one' day expect to come to." - 1
Yxms have been constructed with
nose pockets to allow the veils to be
pinned back closely and yet set well on
the face. In giving erders for the
article the length of the nose is to be
"Don't call on me for three days," is
what an Ashland girl posted on the
front gate, as she further added: "I'm
foing to eat some onions this week if
never have another beau." .
Jkxxxk kissed me -when we met.
Springing from the chair she sat in ; -
Tune, vou thief, who loves to get
Sweet into your list, put that ia
Say I'm ugly, say I'm sad :
Say that health, and wealth have missed me
Bay I m growing old, but add
A Bbookxyk lady, whose husbandhas
an unpleasant habit of railing at her.
has hit upon the plan of calling in her
servants when he begins to let out his
temper, and then turning to him saying
sweetly: "Now my dear, please go on
with your remarks.' He doesn't ero on.
at least not as he began.
- Them is no end, the sun's last ray
Fades in the golden west -Fades
but to dam a brighter day -,
Above some mountains crest.
The light that for aa slowly dies, ;
Gladdens with day seme other eyes.
There is no end; the hours that cteat
Hope from some loving heart, . 1 ' -New
joys to other Uvea reveal, I
And love's bright dreams impart.
, The last day tor earth's weary child,
m On dawning life hath sweetly smiled.
; There ia no end; the reatless tide
' Sweeps on forevermore "
As singing on the ocean wide, .
It breaks upon the shore.
As rolls the tide across the deep.
So love and anguish onward sweep.
At a recent spiritual seanna in : Pjurf.
Boston, a policeman succeeded in tvino-
the medium so securely as to completely
baffle the spirits, and, in response to a
meeic appeal, nnaiiy unwound the rope.
"Whtxk 5 a youne ladv from Nankin
township was having her photograph
taken, and just at the moment when it
was required ot her to keep perfectly
still, she suddenly threw n her arms
and exclaimed: " Oh ! Lord sake, but
I forgot to take this quid of gum out of
my mouth!" : . . ,:
"What a nuisance 1 " exclaimed a
gentleman at a concert, as a young fop
in front of him kept talking in a loud
voice to a lady at his side,. Did yon
refer to me, sir?" threateningly de
manded the fop. " Oh, no I I mean
the musicians there, who keep np such
a noise with their instruments that I
can't hear your conversation," was the
stinging reply. ,:,
The folly of inflicting French hrases
on a country postmaster was remon
strated the other day, when a letter
dropped into the Lasgsport (Ind.)
Aost -directed to a - young
man - i ; . vUle, . -was -sent by
by the intelligent officer in charpe to
Evansaille, and there detained till too
late to aeoomplish its intended purpose '
.' Dx7bot their forty years' wanderinc
in the desert, the cUes of the larr--ltes
did sot wear out; and more t,'.-.-y
one tail hearabonts thicks thai 10211
similar phenomenon ean alone aeoorjai
for the tiailness of tra&s ia tbtelr lias, .