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Sauk County Standard (Newspaper) - December 5, 1850, Baraboo, Wisconsin SAUK COUNTY ANDARD, JIY He F O V I. "LIBERTY AND AND FOUEVFE-ONE AND INSEPARABLE." BARABOO, SAUK COUNTY, WIS., DECEMBER 5, 1850. Two UnlUirh l'i-r Aunnin. WJfBER 17, Till; I'orest Hint 'lii-o, lovi-il DIII-! wo liuvu 'iiiel llico Wlirro lu wild w MViiri. iiiThiua1 lln' I" U'J Whi-rc In J) xtiiiit finiii MiJ Win n-MI i-l.-uuil 1'iy riMinium: IVu tin1 lii'.i'l' "'itli wiilni'ss swelling, lo.'uin Ine t'uncial O-i the moirmv wo must Icnvo thcor liuiifly i i thy woodland ft'iivr, %VUfii- the v'mu a Uunh nhull wi a.vi> lln-o, CiTi'it'iiif v. here tin) fonuiche1 ivnvu. All iliy'iim- li-t brr-illu-il, Wlii'ii II i) vi-iiiiil In.lirH lliy naiiin uilli llowt-rs, ami wrcutlio it Koinul 1'iy Kinily Inrcht um- Count, 'I- any boily es. iSoiaobody dios every socond.' 'So lliry say. 1 don't moan that. 'vVlint fire you looUing so soleinn mn not nwuro thut I look to vory sol- t inn.' do thi n as solemn us thn grave.' 'Thou 1 be a grnvo subject.' The vinnicf man n fentud lo on smile li.io n death's head, Abel. lint in t'lici Abel Leo tick his interrognter by tho i rin, and drew him nwirlo. When they a liltlo i.part fro.n the company ho b lid in a low Vi.u know that 1 have taken a fancy to .irtili lla Joii'-.-r JIMI IL.II! ine that a month Hgo. 'She i.s tu-i.igtit.' 1 -ru.1 'And is us ul'l to rr.oasan icicle.' a vary pHin rcnson.' tuo pi 'Whiskers and imistnclios are driving (.'.1 1 efure ihrin. The i.ian .s; nothing now; nir is everything. (Jlovor will curry off prize unless jou ran hit upon son.c jilfin to win b; cl- tho favor of Miss Ara- i. "Vou iiu-.t come forward wilh high- atirnuliiJiis tlmr, th s rival can bring-.' Li'u diow Ins fingers involuiilnry over J i-, .'ii-ioth lip md chin, a moven eiil which 1 'r ci.il olneiveJ cumpipl.t-nde t. -ioi u t'uu can grow, Arabella will hi1 si HI. ou tin ik J would inafto sucli a fool of da.-. of ymrsi Iff U'hat do mean l.y tint! "1 on 'ay yi u lovo Arabella .1 n., If vou wish to win her you must ji.ui.'-uU niuaotivo m liar ryus. To i-.l.B nuructive, you huve only to i ulnviun wiiioUcit. inouiu.chts, nnd impe- humor, and relished practical joking rulh- er more than was consistent with the com- fort of other people. Wo cannot commend him for this trail of character. But it was one of his limits, and all men have their failings. It would have given him great could ho Imvo induced Abel Loo to set up a rivalry in the moustache and whisker line; but Abel had too much good sense for that, nnd Mansion, be it said to his credit, was rejoiced to find that he had. Still, the idea having once entered his head, ho could not drive it away. He had a most unconquerable desire to see some one start an opposition to was half templed to do it himself, for the mere fun of the thing. Hut this was rath- er moro trouble than ho wished to tube. Not very long af'.er this, a young stran- ger made I.is appearance iti fashionable circles, uud created quite a iluttor among tlio ludiea. lie Imd.besidcs large whiskers, a large moustache, and larger imperial than Glover, a superb goatee, and n. deci- ded foreign accent. lie soon threw the American iti the shade, especially as n whisper got out that ho was a French Count, travelling through the country, who purposely concealed his title. The object of his visit, it was also said, was the selection of n wife from among tho lovely (inri unsophisticated daughters of Ameiica. lie wished to lind some one had nev- er breathed tho artificial air of tho higher circles in his own country; who would love him for himself alone and become his loving companion through life. How all Tile Count hesitated, and looked inter- esting. Arablla blushed and trembled. Tho words, "you will speak to my wore on the young lady's tongue. But she checked herself and remained silent. It would not do to make that reference of the subject. Then came a gentlo pressure of hair upon her cheek, and a gentle pressure from tho gloved hand in which her own was resting. "My dear young lady, am I Courci was still away. On tlio next] morning tho following xiotice appeared in one of the daily newspapers: "NIPPED IN TIIK people will remember a whiskered, mous- tached fellow wilh a foreign accent, named De Courci, who 1ms been turning tho heads of half the silly young girls in tho town for tho last two months. Ho permit- ted it to leak out, wo believe, that ho was a French Count, with immense eslatos near Paris, who had come to this country Arabella answered, delicately, by re- in order to look for a wifo. This was of ,1, and pi-Cainl a inoro luxuriant nn (i, Tlio M'MnIo matter is .'inil cmiijiri'-ud :n a nut-shell. ornp The thcbo imporinnt facts in relation to him got wii.d few pnuscd to Young ladies forgot ihdir plain-faced, un- lilted, vulgar lovers, and put on their best looks and moat winning graces for the Count. For n time he cnrried nil before him. Doily ho might be soon in Chcst- ga'lanting somo favored belle, with the elegnnt air of a dancing master, and the grimaces of a monkey. Staid citi- zens stopped toluok at him, and plain old Indies wero half iu doubt whether he wero a man or n pongo. A t labt the Count's more particular at- tentions wore directed towards Miss Ara- bella Jones, nnd from that time tlio favor- ed Glover found that his slnr had passed its zenith. It wns in vain that lie curled his moustache moro fiercely, and hid his chin in a goatee fully us Inrgo an tho Count'.s; all was of no avail. Tho Indies generally, and Miss Arabella in particu- lar, looked coldly upon him. As for Abel Lee, tho bittornoes of his disappointment wns already passed. Tho conduct of Arabella had disgusted him, and ho therefore looked calmly on and marked the progress of events. Al length tho Count, from paying mark- turning iho gentlo pressure of her hand nnd leaning perceptibly nearer iho Count De Courci. "I am tho hnppicst of said the Count, enthusiastically. "And I the happiest of re- sponded Arabella, not audibly, but in spirit. "Your said Do Courci, "shall I seo :'lt will not be well replied the maiden, evincing a good deal of confusion, father asked tho nobleman, slight- ly elevating his person. "Is a man of peculiar notions. Is, in fact, too rigidlv American. He does not Arabella hesitated.. "Doesn't like foreigners. Ah, I com- nnd the Count shrugged his shoulders nnd looked dignified; that is, ns d.'gnilied as a man whose faco is covered with hair can look. "I urn sorry to say thnt he has unfound- ed prejudices nga'nst every thing not vul- garly American." "Ho will not consent, "1 fenr nut, Mr. De Courci.'1 and the Count thought course believed, for there are people wil- ling to credit the most improbable stories in tho woi'ld, Vory soon a lovo all'nir came on, and he was about running oif with the silly daughter of a good substan- tial citizen. By some means tho father JLifc iu Soiitll Atricii. book, giving an account of the five years of a hunter's life in tho fur interior of South Africa, has lately been published in Lr-.ndon. It is tlio work of a sportsman "who seemed to have exhausted the pastime of salmon fishing nnd roc-stalking on the streams and in tho woods of his native Scotland; nnd, in order to bo moro free, to have chosen a region in Africa, far be- yond the footsteps ot civilized man, where he might collect hunting trophies and ob- jocis of interest in science and natural his- tory. He says ho has succeeded to his heart's desire. From a notice of the book in the London Observer, wo select iho following spirited O. Crcj- A Contract. In a luxuriously furnished pnrlor sat Irdy, who had been subject to iho host of teachers, with a fond father over rendy to encourage nnd assist her in the of si ienco. Neither had fond brothers and loving sisters been tardy in lhu discharge oi their duly to make her what sho ouftht ;o be; and with pride they called her their si ,ler ol piomise. Wo will listen to w >rds of aUl'ction ihat puss those i uby lips, ai d then judge if they do justice to toach- cr i who have wiled yoar after year, to train got wind of tho rnntter, and repaired to the i accompan hands. Tho destruction that ho p or pe- r some moments. 'Will not consent. up in her room, an hour before. .J ----1 C7 .11 f I attention to Arabella in company, be- n ilv Mlncultv in iho wuv islne lossol time 'u J- i r i gnu -o visit fier accnsionally at her fnth- c ii-'''HK'iit Miii n the ra'Bintr ol t us Iiairv i i i .1 I I cr s house, htllo to tho satisfaction of Mr. c It M pi; in, in cl, mat you must I J( had never worn a return until the shadows of evening began -.huruu- ay; you iniibt purchase in his lifOi and had a most bitter Whnt thoti? nnd he warmci in his shall an un- founded ptejudico interfere wilh its icy bni1- ricrs'i Shall hearts thnt are ready to rnoll into one, ho opart by tho mere word of n man? Forbid il, love! But suppose I to "It will bo useless. lie as unbend- ing ns iron." Such being iho caso tho Count proposed an elopement, to which Arabella agreed aflcr the expression of ns much reluctance as seemed to bo called for. A few weeks subsequently Mr. received u letter from some person un- known, advising him of the fact that if at a certain hour on that evening ho would So to a iortnin place, ho would intercept Mr. Do Courci in tho act of ruunir.g away with his daughter. This intelligence hafi mrsddoned tho father, lie hurried homo, intending to confront Arabella with the letter ho had received, and then lock hor sho had gone out Pacing floor in n -stnto of strong excitement, he ,-uvnitcd hor int vi.ii liavi u't tune to grow. liido ursi-lf for a votk or two, and then make "iir Mppeanuifo with onough h'lir upon ur i ico t" I'ti'ieuitl ono hall or two thirds ji.ur aversion to moustaches. This being tho caso, the courses of Arabella's lovo did not il may bo supposed, run very smooth, for her father told her very decidedly thnt and your way to tho heart hO[ to havo fn. ccd fellow" coming about his house. Shocked at such vulgar longuago, Arabel- oct.' I tjo sci ions on tho subject to make il a mutter Lee, not by any iiipr.ii, rulr-hiiif, iho levity of his friend. iry dm urged tho friend. what only chance. Glover own v ay, if yon do not in hand him Tho I H VHIf will u u till means innllcr u, plrnii riiough. In ilnya of cliiv.ilry a knif lit rloaluioht tiny un- "I'011 nlinost any ir.ml sccuro tho favor of liib h dy und wilt you noth- it g ol min'c imporifiiico tliau [hi; donning of lnl-o wlii'-kfirs iniistnclios concern- ril? You don't bo thu't o.' by 1 nwiy, if it is so pleasant u. remnr'.cd Lee, a slightly of- it nricii nir. rlrar Inflow I nm in onrncst. I I rra.ly vvi1.1! ti1 >ini. Still if the onlv pl.-iii ,-it nil likoly to succeed is so ro- P'IIJI. ii.l ro yuin n.ild maiti-r jjn. I.S 111) ch.'llit la replied "Gracious me, Father Don't speak in that of Air. Do Courci. He's a French travailing in disguise." "A French monkey. What on earth put tiiul nonsense into your "Kvery body knows it, futhor. Mr. Do Courci tried to conceal his rank, but his vnlot betrayed tho secret. lie i fl you must let tho Depend upon it, there for you with tin.-lady.' "Tnuti ili( ui'ist go. 1 would make fur (lie olicbu. his own solf-rospoct n '.DO, iii'in nho in -uliT lo sccnio tin) lovo of a woman bo- unworthy of hor lo> o.' said, Aliol Loo! That is tho ul hor rif lit mind, arid proves to mo Ambclln Jonex is unworthy of her ih.> whixkora, nnd you try (mil c.ne who has soul enough lo nopnrntod to mingle '''VI the ninti. 'J'lio young willi tlio compnny liclp noticing M'sts M irston could not Arnbolla Joiifs more D before, ntni perceived jlim utn: was colillj polite to all tlio young incti vciituiod to approach bur, but as a Juno morning to wain) nnd Huiil individual na tie (Hover, who had boon abroad, nnd lolurmi) homo rich in hairy hon if nothing else. Tho manners of liiis (jlovor distinguishoil liim ns much n.s Jiis ipfienroiice. 'To think that a woman could ho attrac- ted by n thing !il e lieaaiJ to himself, n liltle pbilinhly, nt hmnw thenlooiity tvith which Arabella tlio oflarod arm of (i lover to accompany him lo the iuppor ta- ble. wan ;i fallow of a good deal of is said lo be connected wilh ono of the old- est families in France, nnd to have im- estates near Paris.'' "Tin: largest estates ho possesses nro in hiskcninciu, if you ever honrd of thnt A French Count! ''1 know it lo bo said Arabella, cniplinlicnllv. to fall. Darkness closed over all things, but still sho was away, and it soon be- came evident ihot sho did net mean to como hack. It was arranged between Do Courci and Arabella that ho was to wait for her with a carriage ot a retired place in tho burbs, where she was to join him. They wero then to drive to .1 miriistci's, get ti.c marriage coremony performed, nnd pro- ceed thence lo take possession of nn ele- gant suit of rooms which had been engaged in one of the most fashionable notels in the city. To escape all danger of inter- ference with her movements, the young lady hud Itift homo somo hours before eve- ning, and npont tho time between that and the blissful period looked for with such trembling delight, ir; tho company of a young friend and confidante. Darkness length threw iho veil over all things, and under cover of this veil Arabella went Corlh alone, and hurried to the appointed place of mooting. A lamp showed her the carringoin waiting, and a man pacing] trails among tho larger and rarer tribes of Antelopes, koodoos, pallahs, snrnbys, zebras, bufl'ulos, girnllts, elands, croco- diles, hippopotami, rhinoceroses, lions, li- onc-.ios, leopards, wild boars and elephants is utmost incredible. Ono parcel of os- _____ ________ _ trich leathers and elephant's tusks, the re- j nt fnljlcr wastci) i- appointed place of meeting just in lime. Ho found Do Courci and a carritigo in waiting. Without much coremony, ho laid violent hands on tho Count, who tho't it better to run thnn to fight, and therefore (led ingloriously, just as the daughter arri- ved on tho ground. He hns not been heard of since. Wo could write a column by way of commentary upon this circum- stance, but think that tho facts in tho caso speak so plainly fur themselves that not n single remark id needed to give them force. U-e wish the laisy joy at her oscapo, for the Count in disguise is no doubt a schem- ing villain at Poor Arabella wns dreadfully cut down when this notice met her eye. it was a long tlmo before she ventured into compa- ny again, and ever after had a mortal aver- sion to moustaches nnd imperials. The Count never dltej made his appearance in Philadelphia. Tho young man named Mnrslon, who had jested wilh Abel Leo about tho loss of his lady lovo, was seated in his room, some ten minutes aflcr tho sudden appear-' As a curioMty, wo will give, taken at j hi r ripening intellect aright or not. "My dear father, you can never in> how much I grieve over your misfor- tunes. It is so very hard, thnt yon ju yi ur declining yoais must labor lor yotir In his wnndonngs in Southern Africa, Dr3ad, nnd for that of your children. Oh! companied by wagons, teams of oxen, a' jt ,s so sacj at you must woar your life goodly body of export natives, and horses I yol, but to enable him to come up with wild I nfluencc from your youth." mals, ho his in his -f he lady who thus lamented tho inislor- lii ic ol" her father, was richly niiircd, and trifling wilh the petals of jjrwly ro-e. I'oforc her was a chess board and clicks men arranged [Jnur after hour i--hr thus w an 1 while her lather toile for n game. hor lime, d to earn hor bread, she raised not hor hnnd, but lo spend waid of his unerring eyo and steady I ca'n. his oth- Within another parlor sits a fair young linn 1, fetched at tho Capo or t -ophies aro now exhibiiing in London, forming a South African museum, to be seel at tho Chinese Gallery, lie shot single handed, no less than one hundred j hjrc7Vnd judge" whal elephants! The number ol lions, lionesses, arid leopards tiint fell victims to his double grooved nnd double barrelled is mar- gll of sixteen summers, upon whoso brow tin re is no trace of care or sorrow. Wo will listen to what sho is saying to her velous. Whether hidden in artificial thus happy. ,Fallicr, dear father. I am very hnppy to- lay; nnd this has been iho most irnporl- am day of my life pit, within twenty yards of the watering, -Will yourself, my child? places of lions, whether in rapid on loot or on horseback, hisnim is equally fatal. I know it from the fact that I hinted ti him dolicnloly, my knowledge of his rmili abroad, und he did not deny it. IJis looks and his manner betrayed what ho was at- tempting to conceal." said Mr. Jones, with n good dcnl ot" sternness, if you were silly enough lo hint to this fellow what you say you did, and he was impostor onough not to deny it nn the npol in tho most unequivocal torins, then he opes the character of u designing vilhiin to that of a senseless fop. In tha name of homely, American common sense, can you not see lus plain as tiny light, that ho is no nearer akin lo n foreign nobleman than his barber or boot black tnny boT' Arabella was silenced, because it was was a considerable distance off. Her henrt boat breath cnrno heavily up from her bosom. Sho quickened her pace, but soon stopped suddenly in alarm, anco of Mr. Jones at tlio place of meeting between tho lovers, when the door wns thrown open, und in bounded Do Courci, hair and all! Clonk, hat and hiiir was instantly thrown nsiile, and a smooth, young, laughing face revealed itself from behind wliiskcis, moustaches, imperial and gontee. "Where's tho asked Mars- ton, in a merry voice. "Did she "Dear knows! That sturdy old Ameri- can father of hers got mo by the throat before 1 could suy Jack Robinson, nnd 1 was glad to mako oil' with n whole skin. Arabolla arrived at thn m-iment nnd gave a glorious scream. Of anything further, deponent snyeth not." "She'll be cured of moustaches, or I'm no prophet." "I guess sho will. But the fact is, Mars- and the young man looked serious, "I'm afraid this, juke has been carried too far." "Not nt all. Tho moral effect will tell upon our silly young Indies, whose hoads aro turned with n foreign accent and hairy lip. You acted tho whiskered fop to u clinrm. No one could havo dreamed that nM wns counterfeit.1' "So as the general effect is concern- ed, 1 have no doubt; but I'm afraid it wns wrong to victimize Mib3 Arabolla for the benefit of tho whole race of weak-minded girls. Tho effect upon hor may bo more serious than wo apprehend." 'No, I rtiirik not. Tho woman who could pass by ns true a young man na A- bel Leo, for a foreign Count in disguise, hus'nt heart enough to receive a deep in- jury. She will bo terribly mortified, but that will do her good." "If it turn out no worso than lhat 1 shall be glad. But, I must own now thnt tho whole thing i.s over, that I am not ns ivoll satisfied with mj'sclf ns I thought 1 would bo. I don't know what my good sisters nt the south would say, if they Itnow I had boon engaged in such n mad cap affair. But I lay all the blame on Yon, wilh your cool head, ought to young fellow like me, just let loose random, iho contents of ono chapter: "A lion shot from my wnlching bolt: nt mid- lions drink close beside lioness rhinoceros bites iho my shooting hole surrounded with pnllnbs, sarabys, zebras, rhoczcr- vr, .v iieo'iok fiftieth elephant bagged with a boa too numerous to bo rhi- noceroses shot ns they coma to drink a venomous snake." The two volumes con- tain thirty-three chapters, and their con-' aro ns least for those oy j 1O expenses of next who aflect Iho dangerous and exciting i (c'lm n spo: ts, and not unfroquonily cruel ones of j j f ver ntKed the father. Tho happy girl held up the skirt of u dress embroidered in a most elegant Mylp, sn.'ing, "is il not k-nutifull" For a inomcm tho lolly brow of her pa- re it was comrnclcd, nnd ho peemrd ab- sorbed in sad reflections, but kiudncui 'Yes, il i.s nnd must have been f.xpeiihivo. 1 am not a little sur- pr to see you in possession of so rich nn nrlicle. W'll you loll mo how you cn'ne by it, and what you ;nlcnd to
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