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GEO. W. MEHAFFEY, Proprietor and Publisher.
'PRINCIPLES, ISTOT MEN."
Two Dollars per Annum, in Advance.
VOL. y-NO. 32.
EATON,, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1870.
WHOLE NO. 240.
Weekly
POETRY.
MY LOVE.
-Mt 1ov Is pale, Trot In her cheeks
Faint ny Sashes oome and go,
. Sksrt gather slightly when she t peaks,
And sometimes deepen to a glow.
Bhe seenta most like a young white rose.
Within wose heart a blnsh Is set.
Softly unfolding as It grows
But ah, I have not found her yet 1
Her eyes are bl
eh sweet blue eyes I
Bat now and then a smile will rise, '
And. All them suddenly with light;
Aim when she hears of some distress,
and on the lashes tears are wet.
They look with such pained tenderness
Bat ah, I have not found her yet t
Across her brow In even braids
U smoothly laid her glcray hair;
My lore has need or no falsa aids.
Or tricks of arses, to make her fair.
thi does oot need from silken trains
A gorgooas dignity to get;
In her soft homely dress see reigns
Bat ah I I hare not found her yet f
Bhe wine your heart a hundred ways
Hr whltA lid. VMfl ,hm f-m vna . atakt
lAYlng a ngni nana on jnuvn.
ink la all she does snd ssys
A native deferential charm.
Moving shoot with quiet grace;
- Such little things you soon forget,
Although t hey steal your love apace
Bat ah, I hare not found her yet 1
Her Image In my heart I wear;
My lore, my faith, are an fear own :
I keep my Hn nreparfed for Iter
When she shall corns and take her throne.
1 dream or what the world will seem
So ranch more bright when we have met ;
I wonder. Is it ail a dream?
Tor ah, 1 have not found her yet 1
MISCELLANEOUS.
CHABUSSAL'S CONFECTION.
Mah y years ago, there lived in Lyons,
France, a wealthy silk weaver, 'who one
bright day met with a great misfortune;
which was no leas than the loss of two
valuable servants. They suddenly disap
peared together, and all inquiries and
search for them proved utterly fruitless ;
and, indeed, so well had their tracks been
covered that it was impossible to trace them
beyond a neighboring corner not fifty yards
from the house. They abstracted many
articles of value and convenience, such as
linen, various utensils, bottles of liquor,
etc., and among the rest a boy of ten years
of age, the neglected and disliked young
eat son of the family, He was ouny, pale,
and spiritless, and fell out with his rela
tions the moment he appeared among
them, by giving his callow heart in all its
entirety to his soft-handed, kind-faced
nurse, who for her part reciprocated as well
as a woman could who had received nun
dreds of such affections in her long expe
rience, bat only to see them fade and die
when the' givers of them were able to
stand alone. There was a great hue and
cry raised alt over the Empire, anal all
sorts of proceedings put into operation
for the capture of the departed trio ; but
weeks, then months, and finally yean
elapsed, and the occurrence faded into
something dim with a lew, and with the
majority was lost altogether.
The sflk-weaver, therefore, "who was
enormously wealthy, continued to give
bis famous Sunday dinners to bis select
party of felloe-epicures, who declared
that they rather liked the change In! the
cooks upon the whole, though they fre
quently confessed, to his great discomfort,
that the flavor of some little dkh Only
suggested the saddening memory of .what
it might have bean. Barring this draw
back, matters continued much as they
.were before; the. vacancy made by, the
absence of the son, however, was not
filled, aa his mother died in giving him
birth.
Some-four year after the disappear --
ance, baker and pastry-cook named
Chabussal, who resided and kept his shop
in a sunny street in London, which we
wUl call Jermyn street, suddenly sprang
into notoriety and fame. By saying sud
denly, it not is intended to convey a
Frenchman's idea of the time frr wMfch i t
is possible to achieve a city-wide repnta
!toitcr1W$r,' twenty -four hours or a week,
but the more stable or meftttf celebrity
which ntay be obtained among English -menTfr
us Americans in eight months or
a year. That Chabussal had obtained his
dussa llngly and securely, there can be no
manner of doubt ; for Ms custom, begin
ning and continuing for a long time in
the purchases of two or three scores of
people, suddenly biased into those of
svaeote of hundreds, and from ten in the
morning until four in the afternoon his
little shop was thronged. The great body
of the crowd came on foot, bat there was
a multitude soso who cam in liveried
carriages, which were required by the po
lice to take their consecutive turns, thus
making a line which often extended for
blocks. The people on the Bide-walks,
too, were obliged to make a cordon which
generally was good-natured, if customers
in advance made their purchases quickly;
and the advent of every one bearing in
his hand the well-known, pure, white
papered parcel, with its neat pink ribbon,
was a signal for a smothered cheer or a
clapping of hands. Sometimes there were
wrangles and quarrels, but the people
were mostly too busy with their calcula
tions of their chances, and of the proba
ble holding out of the desired article, to
have much to say.
This article wasa pastry for dessert,
and which Chabussal had received from
an old idea, and considerably embellished
and placed before the public The flaky
crust had in its different parts no less than
three distinct and delicate flavors, while
the. creamy interior, with its browned
meringue, was probably the most divine
offering man's palate ever appreciated.
The composition of this was Chabussal's
special work, and was carried on in a lit
tle cabinet with locked door which led
eff from has kitchen. He. was obliged at
first to double the number or his journey
Then in order to prepare the required
amount of najttrv. and finally such was
the increase of his business, and the im
perative and constantly increasing de
mands of the public, that he was obliged
again to double his force.
With a Frenchman's true tact and fore
sight, he flatly declined to remove to a
larger and more elegant place, though
often pressed to do so by those busy bodies
who love to coddle an humble man's suc
cess, particularly if it oosts them nothing.
He was acutely aware that the value of
Bis dessert was much enhanced by the
humbleness of the counter over which it
was sold, and that his trade would suffer
no diminution were his customers forced
to tell their friends that such delights
were only to be had in an inferior street
and at the expense of some trouble.
He therefore remained stead lastly in
his flfteen-by -thirty shop, with no assis
tant bat that of his cheery, nimble wife,
watching the increasing crowds with a
swelling heart and watering eye, and
meanwhile growing rapidly rich.
- Ob the evening on which he at first be
comes of interest to us, he is standing in
his accustomed place behind his counter,
with his hands in his waistband, for it is
long past the hour when his last spteialite
was surrendered to devouring hands, and
he has nothing now to do but to supply
an occasional dropper-in with his tea
biscuit or handful of cakes..
Chabussal whs a large man, dressed
completely in white, with his head sur
mounted with a huge cook-cap, the top of
which he affectedly wore inclined to the
right, which gave him something the ap
pearance of a thrice bleached Highlander.
He had a smooth, full, ronnd face, with
small, brown eyes and red lips. His dress
and skin had a floury appearance, as well
as his eyelashes and hands, but, aa this
was in consonance with his business, no
one objected. His wife stood by him,
putting various packages into a large
basket, which being arranged to her
satisfaction she pushed over to a thin,
sickly-looking, hollow-eyed boy, who
seized it bravely, as if in a hurry to be gone.
"Well, young spider-legs 1" cried Cha
bussal, gruffly, what have you got?"
" .Everything, sir," replied tne Doy,
hesitatingly, moving slowly away.
" Have you got Perrin's rolls, Jarbold's
creamcakes, and Purdy's macaronies, eh ?"
The lad received a surreptitious nod
from Chabussal's wife, and he replied in
stantly that he had, and followed it up by
asking timidly if he might be gone ten
minutes over his time. He had never
asked such a question before, and was led
to do so now by a fancied humor and
good-nature In his master's rare indul
gence in calling him by any other name
than idiot.
As soon as Chabussal could recover from
his surprise and indignation, he leaned
over the counter and shook his fist at him.
" No, sir 1 If you are not here on your
time, I'll cut your head off! "
"All right, sir," rejoined the boy, meek
ly, but with a touch of deep disappoint
ment. " Da you mean that it will be all right
for me to cut your head off, or that you
will be back tft
"I shall certainly be back."
Chabussal then nodded significantly,
and the boy shut the door behind him and
went away. There being nothing par
ticular to do, Chabussal fell to musing,
which employment also engaged his wife,
and they both gazed at the door through
which the lad had passed, it being the last
thing which attracted their attention.
Chabussal originally might have been
a very delicate and refined child in his
feelings and spirit, but, as he quitted that
stage of his growth and became a boy, he
also quitted his innocence ; while the in
nocence and the proportional fineness of
his character at that age were duly ex
changed for coarser grades as his bulk
and stature increased ; and, therefore,
when he finally lost the poetry of his
form, and became the giant that he was
at present, he also exchanged all the
poetry of his soul for a manner common
among swine and brutes.
"Annette." growled he, presently, "what
a mess we made of bringing that young
rubbish from France 1 "
" Perhaps if we had given him the one
clothes and horses, and chambers we
promised, he would not look so longingly
back at those which he left," replied she,
sturdily. ...
"IJBut the speculation loonea wr, uiu n
not J True, he was no great lavonte, Dut
public opinion ought to have made them
oner a decent rewsru ; uut, jam, unni ui
it only five thousand francs for their
own flesh and blood! the inhuman brutes !"
His wife gave him a sidelong glance,
while a smile crossed her lace; but he
was perfectly honest.
" He is a weaK one, ODservea. naDua
sal, reflectively.
" Yes ; but he is growing, and will soon
be strong. And, mind you, I love him, if
you do not ; only he ought to haye been
.. . , i . . .. -
a girl, ana not oe ooiigeu to uouuiuo
0 . . , ., i n
great monster use youraeu.
" Yon are complimentary," returned
the other, with a grunt like a pig. He
then looked vacantly before him for some
moments, as if thinking. " Annette, you
noticed that he asked me a favor to
night?" Bhe nodded.
" That has given me a hint that the boy
la irrnwirirr. as von sav. Now. what do
Sou think of sending him back to France,
' they will pay us for the trouble of find
ing him ! For, you see, if we do not, he
will be starting off on his own account,
one of these fine days, and so prevent us
from turning an honest penny."
The idea was a new one to both, and
they looked at one another, a little startled.
Before either coma again speas, a man en
tered the shop, and, approaching the coun
ter, made a purcnase oi some jeny. ne
was as stout and as heavy aa Chabussal
himself, but appeared to be a gentleman.
He was florid and wore glasses, and had
an extremely gentle voice, which induced
madame to look at him twice, whereupon
she went and hastily concealed herself
behind the screen of her desk, trembling
like a leaf. He turned to depart, but re
turned to Chabussal, with a smile.
"Excuse me," said he, "but I should
like to ask you three questions, which I
invariably ask all Frenchmen. Did you
ever hear of a person whose true name
was Jean Vernet," (Chabussal nearly
sank upon the floor), a woman named
Annette Noir, or a young boy named
Ernest Nardin?"
Chabussel stealthily glanced towards
the desk, shaking his head thoughtfully.
No, he never had.
"Pardon me for asking," said the
stranger ; "but I have an excellent rea
son. I am at this moment engaged in
searching for the boy, who was abducted
or seduced from home by the other two,
and who has become extremely rich by
the death of his father by over eating, or,
more politely, by apoplexy, and the de
cease of the remaining children by indi
gestion, induced by the habit of trying
impossible dishes invented by the parent.
I am about despairing, for the wretches
have hidden him. It would be a fortune
for his restorer."
Chabussal moistened his dry lips with
his tongue, and when he could trust him
self to speak, asked, with the least possi
ble interest in the world, how much that
might be.
"Almost anything," replied the other,
opening the door ; "anything the lucky
fellow would mind asking. Adieu ! I
will come to-morrow."
"Annette ! Annette !" roared Chabussal,
"who the devil was that 1"
Pale as a ghost she came from behind
her hiding place, wringing her hands.
"Oh, that is our master's bosom-friend,
M. Viol, and he is coming again to-morrow."
They looked at one another in aston
ishment. Avarice burst into Chabussal's
face in the shape of a smile, and he clap
ped his hands with a sounding blow upon
his hips, which resulted in enveloping
him in a cloud of flour. Before he could
speak, the boy returned from his errand,
entering a little more hurriedly than usual,
which fact was by no means lost upon
the other two, and he was ordered to close
the shop instantly, while they retired to
the back parlor a couple of conspira
tors. The boy spimg to his work with the
air of one who had something to commu
nicate or ask, on its completion. His
shutters flew into their places with an
unexampled rapidity, his wrapping-papers
were quickly arranged against the
morrow, his door locked, his gas extin
guished, all in half his usual time, and he
presented himself to his two friends.
"Madame," he asked, "who was that
gentlea.au who just left here T"
His question was answered by Chabus
sal, who turned upon him savagely, and
gave him a blow upon the head which
sent him flying half-senseless into a cor
ner among some dust pans and brushes.
"Why did you do that ' demanded
madame, fiercely, of Chabussal. "Can't
you see how small he is? how thin his
legs and arms are ? that his head is no
bigger than your two fists? I wish the
raw had you I"
Chabussal, standing oyer the prostrate
boy, did see it apparently for the first
time m his life ; and stooging, he raised
him to his arms by the collar, and went
and sat down by the fire.
One of the subtlest powers which Na
ture bestows upon us is that oi touch and
contact. Chabussal never felt its influ
ences until the moment he placed the
lad's head upon his shoulder, and put his
huge arm abaut him. It reduced him to
siiarnce, and, in gazing over the boy's
head at the Are, his lips slowly sank upon
his smooth hair, and there they rested,
while he thought if.it would pay better
to be kind to him or to be harsh ; much
wishing it could be the former, now that
he found it so pleasant. He so decided,
and he looked downward at the quivering
eyelids, and he saw tears trembling upon
them.
"Ernest," said he, in a whisper, "what
are you thinking about ?"
"Of dear France," murmured the boy,
with a low sob, the tears breaking them
selves on Chabussal's hand. Madame
came and stood by.
"And, supposing I thought of sending
you back to France, what would you do
for me ?"
"Oh, monsieur." cried the boy, raising
himself and looking Chabussal in the
face, "I could worship you ( You are not
plaguing; me, are you ?"
"Would you tell two lies to get back to
Franco and be rich?"
"Two lies !" repeated the boy, in aston
ishm.ent ; "will they hurt any one?"
"No," said Chabussal, "not In the least
merely for form's sake."
"Well," rejoined the boy, after along
pa use " for farm's sake, I think I would.
W hat are they, monsieur?"
"I will tell you to-morrow, Ernest,'
replied he, smoothing the boy's hair with
his enormous palm, "and to-morrow you
must not stir out of this room. I was
wrong to strike you ; I thought you were
impertinent. That wretch that you saw
go out of the shop a moment ago, is the
tax-collector."
" Ah," replied the lad quietly, his head
filled with the visions of home ; " I
thought he looked like M. Viol."
Wary Chabussal I Wary madame !
Could the tax-collector haye looked in
upon you and overheard your council,
where an ingenious net-work of false
hoods was agreed upon, by which the boy
was to be turned over to him for a fright
ful sum, I much doubt if he would have
thought you fir removed from a pair of
knaves. A mythical friend, an acquaint
ance, was. to appear upon the scene in
name; Chabussal was to recall to his
memory that this personage knew of the
whereabouts of just such a triumvirate as
M. Viol described. He was to agree to
put himself in communication with this
party, and, after many terrible . risks and
frightful troubles, was to produce the boy
upon the payment of the stipulated sum.
Early on the morrow, long before the
customary throng began, M. Viol present
ed himself. Madame precipitately re
tired behind the screen, and her worthy
husband, fat, good-natured, and in im
maculate' white, lied for twenty good
minutes according to the plan. M. Viol
became much excited, and leaned upon
the counter with a pair of eyes fixed upon
Chabussal, in a manner which made it ex
tremely difficult for him to retain his
presence of mind. Again, in the after
noon, M. Viol came ; this time, of course,
after the throng had disappeared. He
naturally grew more familiar with Cha
bussal, and began to ask questions which
were very annoying and displeasing, so
much so, Indeed, that Chabusal flatly de
clined to answer some of them. It would
never do for either to quarrel, and so they
begged each other's pardon, and became
civil again.
M. Viol's refrain was, "The boy! the
boy, at any price I" Chabussal's was.
" The difficulty, the distance, my friend !
Madame and he had agreed that the
already tremendous price mieht possibly
be increased by dallying, and therefore
they resolved to avoid closing the con
tract until they had reached the very end
of the rope; as it was, however, they
shook hands and embraced in their cham
ber, and concocted more falsehoods. The
more eager M. Viol became, the more ob
stacles they pretended to find In the way
of producing the lad. If M. Viol became
vexed, Chabussal became sad at his want
of confidence, and assured him, with his
hand upon his heart, that he was
moving heaven and earth,
On the next day an incident occurred
which nearly sent Chabussal into convul
sions. M. Viol was present In the shop
in the evening, and was looked upon with
about as much complaisance as would be
bestowed upon a royal tiger. He said he
was very tired, and wished to know if
Chabussal would loan him his boy for a
moment to fetch a pair of shoes from a
neighboring shop.
" I regret to say I have no boy, mon
sieur," responded Chabussal, promptly
and politely.
" Why," spoke up an old woman, who
was purchasing some rolls, "have you
discharged that pretty little Ernest ?"
"Hist!" whispered Chabussal, sav
agely. "Hallo!" said M. VioL coming near;
" have you a boy named Ernest ?"
" I once had an ugly lout of that name,
but I dismissed him for drunkenness.
Here, wretch, is your bread. Get along !"
Chabussal reported this to madame with
chattering teeih, and she advised him to
tell M. Viol that he would find the boy on
the next day, an d bt content with the sum
he was (willing to give for the service.
For, she urged, an accident might reveal
Ernest at any moment, and it were better
to be sure of a generous amount than try
for a larger one, and run the risk of losing
the whole by delay. After much discus
sion, Chabussal, with a sigh, assented, say
ing that he had bat one wish and that
was to get the old woman in his kitchen
for ten minutes, and he would teach her
to hold her tongue by giving it to her in
her hand.
The next day was one of great events,
and M. Viol again presented himself at the
usual hour in the morning, as civil and
pleasant as ever, jn early the first thing
he did, after talking Incessantly about
Ernest for fifteen minutes, was to pro
duce another tumult in Chabussal's breast,
and make nearly another rupture. Cha
bussal determined to wait until the after
noon, before offering to produce the boy,
as it was barely possible that M. Viol, in
his despair, might be tempted to go deeper
into his purse. But M. Viol, apparently,
had no such intention; and, after chatting
and sighing for a while, he asked for a
glass of water, and immediately jumped to
his feet, saying that he would not think
of troubling Chabussal, but would get it
himself, land proceeded toward the rear
apartment, to Chabussal's consternation.
As soon as he could master his tongue,
he begged him to stop ; but M. Viol kept
on.
"I order you not to toueh that door !"
thundered Chabussal making toward him.
" My wife is there ; she is en dishabille,"
M. Viol instantly apologised, and sat
down with an unconcerned air, which
contrasted strongly with Chabussal's heat
and rage.
A word here about M. Viol's impertur
bability. He had been some sort of a
diplomat, in a large way, in his own coun
try, and was well used, therefore, to con
cealment, whenever it was expedient to
u se the valuable power. It was after ward
found that, by all reason and probability,
such an occasion presented itself at the
exact moment when he was prevented
from rushing into Chabussal's back cham
ber, and that, despite his calm counte
nance, M. Viol was on fire internally.
This was the result of a habit he had of
wearing his eyes Open, according to his
education, and of reversing the usual or
der of things by considering every human
being a plotting scoundrel until he proved
to be otherwise inclined.
The particular impulse which put his
soul and suspicions in arms in this little
entanglement was the accidental sight of
a stray napkin, which lay upon the counter
during one of his visits, and of which
there is more said further on.
This affair of the glass of water threw
both the baker and his wife into a fever of
anxiety, and they wished heartily that
the incubus was off their shoulders. It so
happened that the day was stormy, and,
although the crowd which came to buy
Chabussal's dessert was immense, and
seemed larger than usual, such was really
not the fact, and for the first time in his
life he had a few of his dishes left oyer.
He foresaw that such would be the fact,
and he stopped selling at a very early
hour, with the customary reason that he
had sold out that day's quantity.
This the assembled people, to the ex
tent of something likar7y posrkively
refused to believe for ghabttssal's little
trick was rather shallow, after all and
the fifty tired men, drenched with rain
water, pounded at his doors and shutters
with a vigor which was unprecedented.
They hung about, hoping, as csowds al
ways hope, that pretty soon something
would appear to satisfy them ; and, sus
tained by their own shouting and clamor,
they raised such a tumult that Chabussal
and madame looked at one another sev
eral times in alarm.
But they had many other things to think
of, and as soon as M. Viol presented him self,
nearly torn to pieces, Chabussal admitted
him, and paid but little further attention
to what was going on outside ; and there
fore the noise crew fiercer if anything.
As for M. Viol how Chabussal and
madame watched his temper ! nothing
could be more suave and polite, and the
two exchanged looks of great gratifica
tion ; and Chabussal made up his mind
to make him a present of one of the re
maining Eugenie, which, I forgot to men
tion, was the name Chabussal rather
ostentatiously gave his piece of cookery.
After the lunch was to come the subject
of the boy, and the definite naming of the
reward. Matters were in good trim, and
madame gave Chabussal many encourag
ing smiles from behind her screen, while
M. Viol sat with crossed legs, looking
curiously toward the closed door in the
rear.
"Monsieur," said Chabussal, when all
was ready, "if you will pardon my ego
tism, mav I ask if you ever heard of my
cooking I"
He produced his dessert upon a napkin,
and laid beside it a silver spoon of pecu
liar shape. In his character of epicure,
he had invented an instrument resem
bling a toy fire shovel, .with which he
recommended his wealthy customers to
eat his pastry, as he imagined it was de
sirable to escape the vulgarity of a com
mon implement, such as he conceived a
spoon to be.
M. Viol arose with a glistening eye, and
placed his umbrella in the corner ; for
the dish looked particularly rich and de
licious. " I perceive you are a gentleman of
delicate taste, and sol venture to ask
your opinion of this little trifle, which is
entirely and wholly of my own concep
tion." Here the huge, white, floury, Chabussal
opened his hands, and bowed, while M.
Viol toyed a moment with the well the
spoon.
He placed his hat upon the counter and
his left hand behind tim, while with a
neat eggshell tap he shattered the upper
crust. With a solemn face, he slowly
raised a trifle to his mouth, and closing
his lips upon it, looked thoughtfully out
of the door. For a monent he was silent,
and then his head turned about, with a
singular, smiling expression in his face.
Without a word to Chabussal, who
looked on curiously, hetasted another bit,
and seemingly became more singularly
pleased than before. Fe tasted this last
repeatedly and carefnly. He bent his
head in the manner of one who had for
gotten something, and slowly tapped his
teeth with the spoon.
" Bring me a glass ofwater."
Chabussal obeyed, Tendering at the
tone, and set it before km ; and he raised
his mouth.
"Where have I tascd this before?"
whispered he, with a sharp glance up
ward. Chabussal turned toa deathly white,
and glared toward the screen. M. Viol
placed another spoonfil on his tongue,
and then another, in quick succession.
Thus far he had failed, ind he drank more
water. He then took nore of the pastry.
allowing It to rest upm his tongue while
he held his month slithtly open. Sud
denly his small eyes siot around at Cha
bussal, while his face lec&me purple, and
he stamped upon the fbor. He 1 wheeled
about before the frightened baker, and
violently cut the dish in two; and, throw
ing half upon the counter, seized a spoon
ful from the very centre, and thrust that
into his mouth. A few seconds elapsed,
during which Chabussal's knees sank un
der him, as he beheld the furious gestures
and the workings of M. Viol's face. Pres
ently he dashed the spoon upon the floor.
"I have eaten that self same dessert at
the table of M. Nardin, in Lyons !" shout
ed he, in a thundering voice. "No cook
but his ever made it ; and yon are that
cook the thief the abdncter of Ernest.
Your name is Jean Vernet !"
M. Viol's eyes started from his head,
and he shook his fists across the counter,
with a purple face.
"Where is the woman Annette Noir ?
The boy where is the boy ?"
Quck as thought, he turned and sprang
to the outer door, and withdrew the bolts,
and threw it wide open to the fuming,
pressing people without ; and then turn
ing upon his heel, he rushed at the rear
door, and kicked it in with his foot, and
disappeared.
Chabussal was instantly hemmed in by
the irrupting crowd which flung itself
headlong into his shop and filled it to
overflowing. They attacked him with all
sorts of abuse and cries of anger, which
rapidly augmented in force, until a mo
ment more of time would have had them
turning His place inside out. He stared
at them with chattering teeth and a very
white face, listening to some faint cries
and confusion which he could hear
through the partition in spite of the
hubbub about him. All eyes were upon
him, and all the rough voices were direct
ed at him ; and I regret to say that some
few fists were shaken at him.
The fatal door to the chamber suddenly
opened, and M. Viol plunged headlong at
the astonished mass, until he got a foot
hold where all could see him. He had
dropped his diplomatic coldness, and al
lowed his natural anger to fly wherever
It would ; and therefore it lit upon Cha
bussal as a matter of course. He jumped
upon a stout shelf and fiercely addressed
the people. He recounted the true his
tory of Chabussal his position, his abuse
of trust, his theft, his abduction of a child,
his mercenary motives, and his continual
deception for the purposes of further ex
tortion. He approached a towering cli
max by the most vivid pictures i and, as
he ended, he caught the cowering, fright
ened boy in his powerful arms and held
him up to their view.
" Behold him, weak, puny, uneducated
and starved ! And now cast your eyes on
that yonder pile of brutal muscle !" Here
he shook his hand towards the breathless,
terrified Chabussal. " Look at that fist,
that eye, that whole .ponderous mountain
of cruelty and meanness Behold your
innocent pastry cook, befloured, modest,
and ingenious the inventor of a cake,
and the hider, the stealer, the beater of a
poor, parentless boy like this !"
A tremendous tumult instantly broke
out, and a rush was made for Chabussal,
who hugged himself in a corner.
" Wain wait!" cried M. Viol again ;
and they became silent - for a moment.
"fThahmaoil." continnrtrl be. "vonr skill
your confection has ruined you. To day
I should haye paid you twice your price
for Ernest; but .Providence and your
cookery haye at onoe saved your soul and
my francs. Adieu, you devil! and tell
your woman that she should have been
careful to cut M. Nardin's crest from his
napkins before she left them lying about
so carelessly. Adieu, Chabussal! Now,
good people," said M. Viol turning to
them. " I have done. M. Chabussal can
have no further use for his utensils, his
furniture, his fixtures, or anything, ex
cept his life and an unbruised skin. If 'it
costs you anything to start him again in
life, with no incumbrances but those two,
I will cheerfully pay your expenses to the
last penny. Come Ernest."
He took the boy in his arms, and hur
ried away amid the cheers of the crowd.
As he disappeared, the cheers turned to
groans ana cries of execration ; Chabus
sal's shop became a seething volcano of
dust iu a dozen seconds a terrible uproar
of breaking wood, cracking glass, shiver
ing panes; a volumnious sound of oaths,
cries, cheers ; of ripping and tearing ; of
disintegrating thumps, blows, and thrusts
and a general uproar of destruction. Ten
minutes found Chabussal without an
apron, a cap, a skillet or a saucepan.
They .hustled him into the street, bare
headed, and covered with grime, where he
found madame, who had saved-, nothing
but a ball of twine. Together, they
looked at it significantly, but thought bet
ter of it, had it been charcoal, it might
haye been different, and, though it seems
wicked to hint it, perhaps much better ;
for today Chabussal is a journeyman
baker of bad repute, and madame a laun
dress of worse, and as the days go, their
situationo and proclivities intensify
Appleton's Journal.
What Breaks Down Young Men.
It is a commonly-received notion that
hard study is the unhealthy element of a
college life. But from tables of the mor
tality of Harvard University, collected by
Professor Pierce from the last triennial
catalogue, it is clearly demonstrated that
the excess of death for the first ten years
after graduation is found in that portion
of each class of inferior scholarship.
Every one who has seen the curriculum
knows that where dlschylus and political
economy injure one, late hours and rum
punches use up a dozen, and that their
two little fingers are heavier than the
loins of Euclid. Dissipation is a sure de
stroyer, and every young man who fol
lows it is as the early flower exposed to un
timely frost. Those who have been in
veigled in the path of .vice are named Le
gion. A few hours' sleep each night,
high living, and plenty of "smashes"
make war upon every function of the
body. The brain, the heart, the lungs,
the liver, the spine, the limbs, the bones,
the flesh, every part and faculty are over
tasked and weakened by the terrific en
ergy of passion loosened from restraint,
until, like a dilapidated mansion, the
"earthly house of this tabernacle" falls
into ruinous decay. Fast men,
Scientific American.
The line of conduct chosen by a young
man during the five years irom fifteen to
twenty will, in almost every instance, de
termine his character for life. As he is
then careful or careless, prudent or im
prudent, industrious or indolent, truthful
or dissimulating, intelligent or ignorant,
temperate or dissolute, so will he be in
after years, and it needs no prophet to
cast his horoscope or calculate his chance
in life.
To Keep Moths Aw at. Take a piece
of flannel, wet it with turpentine, and
put aipong your woolen clothe? and yarn.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
A Light Dunne Benzine.
The Raw Matbbial TJnderd
steak.
Tub Dkauohtsm ak's Pabadissj
Pencil-vania.
A Pitched Battle: A fight between
two tars.
Col. Fisk spent $850,000 pocket money
last year.
A Motto fob as Abab Tkibk Up
and Be douin.
A bihd on the roast is worth two on
the roost.
DbtmkitTO men, like drowning men,
catch at straws.
Russia punishes drunkards by making
them sweep the streets.
Loud Palmehston once defined dirt as
" matter in the wrong place."
The Grand Jury of Baltimore re
ported base ball as " one of the gradations
of crime."
Of what feminine creature are you re
minded on the completion of a building ?
A house-made.
Up to the 1st of September nearly 7,000
persons had visited the summit of Mount
Washington, this year.
Somebody has discovered that in forty
years a snuff-taker devotes twenty-four
months to blowing his nose.
Three young countrymen were fined
ten dollars each a few days ago for loiter
ing upon the sidewalks at Boston.
" Waiter, this bit of turbot is not as
good as that you gave us last week."
vVaiter "Beg pardon, sir, it's off-the
very same fish."
The Lewiston, Me., Journal says there
is a little boy attending a grammar school
in that city, thirteen years of age, who
weighs 165 pounds.
Patience is exemplified in the man
who left his wagon while the horse
balked, and sat on a stump and read the
Bible till the animal waa hungry enough
to go home.
A journal asks what is the difference
between a soldier and a fashionable young
lady ? and replies, " One faces the pow
der, and the other powders the face."
"It is a curious fact," says some ento
mologist, "that it is the. female mosquito
that torments us." A bachelor says that
it is not at all curious.
Cheyenne Is three yean old, and for
Its 4,000 inhabitants has a Methodist, a
Congregational, an Episcopalian, a Pres
byterian and a Roman Catholic church.
The Boston Pott is responsible for the
statement that the mosquitoes now caus
ing the English people so much discom
fort I are marked and branded " New
Jersey."
The SUte Prison at Auburn, N. Y.,
has 900 cells, and there is a new extension
now being built, which will contain an
additional 800. The prison was founded
in 1811.
The Louisville Qourier says there Is 4
Servian Prince in the Prussian army
whs Sjisf jHITdo m aWW&ny of
engineers have been ordered to nrm
down- the consonants and use it as a pon
toon-bridge.
Prof. Kino, of Poughkeepeie, recently
made a trip to Westport, Conn,, in bis
balloon. The instance tnxty mfles was
passed over in one hour and forty min
utes. The highest point he attained was
half a mile.
From the returns made to the United
States Marshal, it would seem that Ten
nessee is the healthiest country on the face
of the globe, and the most remarkable of
any tor longevity .
A box containing a black bear was 're
ceived at an express osace in San Fran
cisco, the other day, with this Inscription i
"Black Bare. Bf yew don't want to get
bit, kepe yer fingers outen the or ax."
Om of the amusements at Long Branch
is to watch the New Jersey mosquitoes
open clams with their bills, on the shore.
Several of these useful insects are being
domesticated and taught to punch rivet
holes in steam-boilers.
A bubal Englishwoman had the right
idea when, finding herself unable to whip
her husband, she shouted to her son who
was up stairs in bed : "Bill ! come down
stairs and lick thi feyther, or else he'll be
the maisater o' th' whole house !"
The Bricksburg (N. J.) timm counsels
moderation in the use of fruit. It says;
"Three watermelons and a dozen large
bunches of grapes form a dessert ample
for any civilized man, and anything be
yond that is not to be thought of, if you
care for your health,"
A Newark merchant got up a lot of
fans with his business card printed there
on, which he gave to a deacon to be dis
tributed at cam meeting, but that gentle
man turned an honest penny by hiring
boys to sell them at five cents apiece.
An apprentice, one day, after dinner,
deliberately stepped up to his master, and
asked him what he valued his services at
per day. "About sixpence," said his mas
ter. ''Well, then," said the boy, putting
his hand into his pocket and drawing out
some coppers, "here's threepence; Tib
off on the spree."
In the Third District of New Orleans
resides Jules Padre, 86 years of age, who
for more than th'rty years has not had a
tooth in his herA. borne six weeks ago.
however, his gums began to itch, and
swell, and very soon he began to cut some
teeth. He has now a full mouth of young
teeth, which are growing finely.
A woman in Cincinnati raises forty
eight inches of hair on her head every
three years, and then sells it, Supposing
that she lives to be 70 years of ase, she
will raise, allowing her fifty-one years of
the seventy to do this business in, seven
teen of these crops of hair, amounting in
all to sixty-eight feet of hirsute adorn
ment. A banker lent a graceless scamp fifty
dollars in the hope of getting rid of him ;
but, to his surprise, the fellow paid the
money punctually on the day agreed
upon, and a short time afterward applied
to him for another loan. " No," said the
banker; "you have deceived me ,
and I am resolved you shan't do Tt a
second time."
Tub mortality returns of England for
1868 rec-jrd the death of 178 men and 385
women, registered as 95 years old and up
ward when they died: 11 o' th,efre mtn
had. reached 100 or upward, and one at
CheltenTam was pi; 5
nad also completed a century of We, or
more, and one in the district of Monmouth
and South Wales had attained the great
age of lis years.
It the revolution of the earth on its
axis were to be suddenly stopped, the
temperature of everything would he
raised to such a degree as to be incapable
of existing in any other form than vapor
When a bullet strikes the target, it be
comes so hot that it cannot be held in the
hand. Its velocity is at the rate of twelve
hundred feet a second But what must be
the heat produced when a body like the
earth, moving at the. $aW.cf .ninety
million feet a second, is suddenly arrested!
It would soon be converted into a sea o
fire, and all life would become extinct.
At nreeent there are tMrtv-t wo circuses
and menageries in the United States. Of
this number ten are circus and menagerie
combined ; three manageries without the
circus, and nineteen drouae without the
mean genes. These estSDiisnmenie give
direct employment to seven thousand men
and horses, requiring nine hundred vehi
cles for their transportation, and repre
senting a capital of $9,000,000. The re
ceipts of each company average about
$850 a day, while their expenditures
amount to $700.
Dk. Wieoand, Professor at the Uni
versity of Halle, announces, after lnveatf-
Stion, that trains running northward
ve a tendency to run of on the east
rail, and those running south likewise go
off on the west. This he attributes to tie
combined shape and motion of the earth,
and even calculates the asnoaBsa pressure
for a given latitude in Oecaneuy. For a
thirty-ton locomotive the tendency to fly
the track, from this cause, 1 exactly six
and twenty-four one hundredth pounds.
Ah exchange aays : "When we pour
milk into a cup oi tea or coffee, th albu
men of the milk and the tannin of the tea
instantly unite and form leather, or mi
nute flakes of thai very Same teoaa pound
which is produced in the texture of the
tanned hide, and which makes tt leather
as distinguished from the ariadnel skin.
In the course of a year a tea-drthker of
average habits will have imbibed leather
enough to make a pair of shoes, if it
could be put into the proper shape for
the purwose." ; . .
The Emperor Paul, of Russia, once or
dered that certain retail shopafchrMd all be
numbered "No. 1, eta." Forthwith every
shop bore on iU front "No. 1, etc" Such
was the Emperor's order, and it waa lit
erally obeyedrfor the Russians are a literal
people, Qsne day a mandate was issued
that no man should walk the streets at
night without a lantern. A doctor set
out on his rounds, attended by a servant,
carrying a lantern. The polio allowed
the servant to pass, but arrested , the doc-
A rsw days since, fbrtbns-teller was
standing ia front of th J cseph's mar
ket. Rue Montmartre, Partsand was do
ing a good business with she oedsjl. While
he was dealing the cards which were to
reveal destiny, a man came up -ana asked
for le grand jot. The ftrfspe- teller
promised him, for twelve sous, honors,
fortunenrlh, goo beekL faithful,
loving, good rrtrtuTLd wife. Be asked the
fortune teller : " Cant you ten your own
fortune?" "Oh id arrerj road my own
fortune." The customer said:, "Then
I'll ten you. In less than .arte minutes
Jan. I am a ponoaman.
and-jsou. Thairottrwsjt ),sbaj form of
It?" shirtractWVe3frn fila
ments of Vineri and coisoavT fj$atimony
fromthe type-metal EfblZjrWM dU
covered In the air 61 lAnftsg rooms.
Stable air inu.aWwnjMtV flatting
hair and scales ; md in the slf through
which tobacco SauolSss was parssfbg, nloo-
Moluler ad
ho wtluPcM
Curious Species of Barter.
In the district of Bsmufis.es (in West
ern Barbery), a mountainous country In
habited entirely by Berber trtbtfc, there is
one place where, duaiafg Affair, a barter
of a very curious kind takes place. This
fair is only held oucb tWvatsH is chief-
ZfTmtf' aod to
their mat rimonsBl treasures tf maidens
men eilirjg;theuvm :fut to-pecape the
Each tfden, deajxinc , toenter into
wedlock dresses herself WnkV best and
most becoming attire, and. 'taking with
her a piece of cloth of her own weaving,
aits down unveiled in the HraSrVet place.
The snee, both: yvmg , ajsdi -pd. who are
candidates for matrimony, parade about
the market examining thsfstwbre of the
cloth displayed by the ladies, and scruti-
nizing at we sunouais juw
pleased with The bbABAW he ln-
repUes by naming what she would
expect as ' dowryv T and the
amount of this she, Taisea ox depresses,
according as' the candidate for' her heart
may please her, resorting to Je demand
of an exorDitant sum snouiu sue ub vera
to the Trrchaser. 5 0 rtifw
Daring this bartex, the espred swain
is able, 1b some degree, toludge her tem
per and character. Tf they oome to an
agreementTlheTKreWof the girl are ap
pealed to, and tassyihjM the right to
lie notary, that ooatsaot ieuaade, and the
nrirrfiAeed Wda is 'Z
home. In tan tnme wtdu assure at a iow
price in general, audi divorced ladies sell
hewlfe thhT rrorehesetf ci not be re
sold, however much trie lTrehar ny
bsxtertereserted to by thesejfsioiaredan
mountaineers ,fc,Ssil
i
Hay's Western
Barbary.
n.nf traets-wf pine wood are
year destroyed by fire In the south or
France. M- chet who has tried to
discover th origin W these fires, has
came to the. eohclsajon that they are
caused by the sun's heat setting fire to
the vapor of turpentine which is con
tained fn the trunk; and which is exposed
to direct contact wjt-h, external heat by
the holes boxed fox the extraction of tur
pentine. ,
The imprint of a woman's face, affixed
these bv rhrhtilrhsT. it Plainly visible on
the Blase of an sfttic-wtndow in Lawrence,
iwrenc.
created
Mass.. and a exeat sensation Is
thereby, ghosts being hinted at.
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