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VOL. V -NO. 39,
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1870.
WHOLE NO. 24?.
THE THREE LITTLE CHAIRS.
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In oar aMrrlomx'e home of rest and love,
Wkf no child goe th away.'
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Johnny atlll whittle.
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let them stand there, thorn
AnaTa.Ar tlnu. whan 1 1 1
FORTUNE IN MISFORTUNE.
"Too will see," gid the young lawyer
EmUe Munter to his mother, "that some
to Happen to me on the
w.s "Mow can you DC so suoerstitloTii ? ' re-
SI the worthy matron, seeking to con
hex own anxiety far her son's future
r a genial smile,
-a i "From bovhood ." comnlained the w( iimir
L nave oca pursued oy the genius
Brtune. As child, my bread al
ter-side down; I received
c other hoy's pranks ; and,
nea my lessons better than
the others, I could never ret the first
place in my clssses, If I went down the
etroetfBnitofatene war sura to hap-
to me: I either rot into a crowd
I clothes were torn without anv
it of mine, or a tile from some old roof
waited until I passed to fan on my head.
And now, do what I will, I have nothing
hat trouble and annoyance."
" av-Jttheiesa,'' said the widow Munter,
in a consolatory tone, "everything has re
salted to your advantage. If you never
have been one of Fortune's favorites, you
nave been more successful than the ma
jority of your more favored associates.
You have always had many warm friends;
and, when yon, shall have passed your
third examination, you are almost sure to
get an honorable and perhaps lucrative
. a . Km. ik,..n'. v. t,ltAt. n - 1 1
Salle, in a gloomy tone.
"I am convinced," said his mother,
"that you wUl pass a brilliant examina
tion ; out you most try to overcome this
Uaaidity and distrust of you own pow-
aald than done. I have so
examination, for I am well
ii rear is some new freak
of fortune, or, rather, of misfortune."
"We can only do1 our duty, and leave
the rest to Heaven," said the mother.
"How often have I seen in lire that what
to our limited vision appeared to be a
imsfiwtline proved tobeaWessiflg I while,
0 the contrary, a great stroke of good
ftStnis raftim maftea aim arrogant, and
laagMe ahjdr ruin."
TTurltig this conversation, Emfte had
packed his trunk, and made all ready for
Lis departure. Bis mother, as may be
supposed, insist ad on accompanying him
to tne depot. With all their precautions
to be in time, they came very near being
too late for the train ; for on the way their
oab loet a wheel, which caused ah un
EmUe was naturally inclined to look
upon this accident as an ill omen. Just
time enough remained, when he arrived
at the depot, to get a ticket, and take a
hasty but affectionate ltve of his mother.
Another dilemma ! The train was literally
crowded, with the exception of the Uttle-
arst-ciass coupes; ana w was
rash difficulty tbaUhe conductor was
led upon to give him a seat in one
is laSMi ass he had only a second-class
ticket. In his haste he threw hk traveling-bag
on the feet of an elderly gentle
man, who was the sole occupant of the
coupe, and who, judging from the expres
sion of his face, would have preferred
'outer manner or beginning an
The locomotive blew its shrill whistle.
Emits leaned out of the window to take a
last look at the dear face of his mother,
who tried in vain to keep back her tears.
"Be sure to write me as soon as your
examination is over."
" Tea, certainly, mother ; you can rely
As the train moved off; Emile settled
into one corner, and, without paying any
attention to his feUow-traveler, was soen
lost in thought of his approaching exam
ination, which haunted him like an ap
"Be so good, sir, as to dose that win
dow; there is a terrible draught here,"
said the elderly gentleman, breaking the
silence, in a tone that showed plainly he
was not in tne Dest 01 numor.
was not in me ues 01
Emile, in his revei
wish of hi ireigfabor,
have entirely forgot
his re very, was deaf to the
wood ne ae emeu to
forrotten. until his eom-
panioc Cried out, in an impatient tone :
"Do you hear ? You begin by throw
ing your portmanteau on my feet, and
now subject me to the danger of catching
"I beg your pardon, sir," replied Emile,
starting up ; "but I was thinking"
"Of your examination," intermpted his
traveling-companion, " of which you
stand in such fear."
"But, sir, how could you kaofv any
thing about that?" asked Emile, aston-
"I have, thank Heaven, very good ears,
and heard your mother who, by the -way,
seems to be a very sensible woman
When she wished you success."
"No one Knows so weU as she how
mucn I have at stake."
"is,' then, the examination so very dif
"It is not that ; but I seem to have been
bom under an unlucky star.
"Bah I Monsenser returned the old
svntieman, with a sneer. "Men are
prone to ascribe to fate what is only the
natural consequence of their own loUy."
"That is not my case," insisted Emile.
'I have too many examples of my 1U luck.
To-day, even, I came near missing the
train, in consequence of my cab running
"And now you sit comfortably in a
first class car, instead of being crowded
into on of the second or third class car
riages. Such misfortunes are certainly
not very hard to bear."
"That is true; but"
"You would have found pleasanter
company elsewhere, perhaps. I admit in
stead of an old grumbler, an interesting
young laay, wiin wnom you coma have
passed the time pleasantly."
"By no means. I am in no mood to
enjoy ladies' society."
"Ay, you can think of nothing but this
terrible examination. The gentlemen of
the commission are no trifler a. I dare say :
they wUl sound you to the bottom, no
"Let them. I have been no idler, and
feel that I am weU up in the old Roman
as wen as German law."
"Then you are a jurist f"
"I have for four years filled a position
in our omrV ' to the satisfaction of
my aaex;.. aow I am going to
Berlin w Mrd examination."
"Whir . do brilliantly. I have
"WU knows T" Birhed Emile. "The
gentlemen of the commission are said to
be very severe, and in some 'fUnf"
"Uertainly not more severe than is
necessary; and, so far as I know, the
commission is composed of highly honor
able men." 17-1 1 IN S ll -i HI
"That I do not doubt .-'but thev are
only human. Their decisions depend on
a moua&daUtiAdaidenjjv -fttowsaible
one examiner win not like my nose, or
my face may remind him of one of his
nnemisn or of a notorious villain, or on
the day 1 am examined he may have quar
relled with his wife or servants, or mar
be suffering from a toothache or an indi
gestion. Iam convinced that I snail be
the victim of some such ' fatality.' ' j
" You are indeed an oririnaL with vour
fataUty," said the old gentleman, smiling.
" And to add to my other misfortunes,"
continued Emile, " the comrnission of ex
aminers has a new President, of whom
terrible things are told."
' Ah ! and.what is said of him?" asked
his companion, with his usual sarcastic
" To do him Justice, one must
replied jfjnue, "that he is a very
jurist, this Herr von Wolf. His writing
are held in very high esteem. Of con
temporary writers there are none I have
studied more carefully or more profits
aiinougn l qo not agree with him
hi bold and original views."
"Indeed 1" replied the old gentleman,
" I think, for example, that he attaches
too much importance to the so-called his
toric law. and have expressed my opinion
in a criticism, which 1 hope has
into his hands : if it has. I am h
Where was your aiee puousoea r
"In the jurists" Jahrbuch to which I
am an occasional contributor."
" Bo, soTcrted the old gentleman, tak
ing a pinch of snuff, and politely reaching
the box to Emile. "Then you are an
author also?" "
" In order not to be a burden to my
mother, I, have contributed to several
scientific journals. I have, besides,
published a little treatise on the law qi
succession, which, by the way, has met
with a very flattering reception."
"1 am much pleased to make the ac
quaintance of so talented a young man ;
but we are wandering from our subject.
You said that this new president, Herr
" Is a real wolf, who, I am told, was
never known to spare a candidate or let
one get oat of his clutches with a whole
akin. Of his severity, judging from what
I hear of him, it is difficult to form an
idea. He is generally known as th Fe
" Wolves, you know, don't eat one an
other." said the old gentleman. " I trust
you wUl not find this one so voracious as
ne has been represented."
In iwUii- converse like this the two
travelers reached Berlin, where they took
a polite leave of each other.
'I hope to see you soon again," "said
the old gentleman.
"I shall be right glad to meet you, sir,"
" I have no doubt of it, and so an re -
voir!" cried the old gentleman, with his
usual sardonic smile, as his oab drove
The next morning, at an
oh lodg -
Emile sallied out in search of su
inrs as his limited means would admit of
his taking. After a long search, he
found, in a quiet street in a retired por
tion of the city, a modest fourth-story
room looking into the court, and over
tne tops of the neighboring houses.
With the view of taking immediate
possession of his new lodgings, he took
the nearest way back to bis hotel.
The unaccustomed noise and bustle of
the capital so bewildered and interested
him that for the moment he forgot the
ordeal through which he was soon
to pass the terrible examination.
Completely absorbed in the ever-varying
spectacle that presented itself to his
MimiHng gaze, he was deaf to the shouts
of a coachman, who was scarcely able to
govern the fiery horses of an elegant
equipage. It was not until the animals,
as they came swiftly down the street,
were nearly upon him, that Emile became
aware of his danger, and tried by spring
ing to one side to avoid it. The ladies in
the carriage - the one an elderly per
son, the other a beautiful young girl
Uttered a scream of terror, while
the coachman, cursing the awk
wardness of the young man, drew in the
reins, and, In his anger, used the whip
vigorously on the innocent horses. They
reared up, sheered to one side, and sprang
forward, so that the carriage would have
great presence of mind,- and regardless of
the danger ne incurred , seized the horses
by the head and prevented the threatened
The horses, with the aid of those gath
ered round, were soon quieted, and the
Emile would willingly have gone on
his way, without waiting to receive the
thanks of the ladies, had he not suddenly
fainted in consequence of a wound on his
temnle he had received from one of the
horse's forefeet, and from which the
blood flowed freely. When he regained
m.untneis he looked about as though
he were in a dream, He found himself
Line on a sofa in a sumptuously fur
nished room under, the hands of a sur-
goon, who had examined and bound up his
Beside the sofa stood the two ladies,
together with an elderly man, whose eyes
were fixed upon him with evident sym-
" The wound," said the surgeon, " is by
no means serious; in a few days it will
"Iam heartily glad to hear you say so,
doctor, - said the auna-neartea gentleman
and turning to the patient he asked
" Do you feel better 1
" I feel quite recovered,1' repUed Emile ;
"so well, indeed, that I think I may re
turn to my hotel, and give you no further
" By no means t you must remain with
us until you are fully recovered. Your
generous conduct has placed me under a
debt of gratitude I can never repay."
"Not so, sir. Under the circum
stances, how could I have done less ? It
was an my fault." , .
" No, no r cried the elder lady. You
exposed yourself to th greatest danger ;
but for your courage and presence of
mind, we might have been kuled.
What the mother expressed in words
the daughter confirmed with a sympa
thetic glance. The whole family, rather,
mother and daughter, were so earnest in
theft- solicitations, that Emile, in order not
to appear unmindful of their kindness, de
cider to remain in the house of the rich
merchant, Braunfels, until he should feel
fully recovered from the shock his chival
rous action had cost him.
Entile saw hunt elf treated as an old and
familiar friend of the family, in conse
quence of which he laid aside a certain
reserve and hashfnlnesa that was native
With the merchant he spoke freely of
his position and prospects; with the la
dies, of the social life of his Utile pro
vincial city, and especially of his mother,
for Whom his affection seemed to have no
bounds. The cordial invitatidn of the
family to remain to dinner he declined,
pleading a want of appetite and a aUkht
headache. He could not refuse, however,
an invitation to dine With them at their
villa in the suburbs of the city on the fol
When JM snaiyr rose to take leave,
Madame Braunfols pressed his hand as if
it were that of an old friend. As her ex-
ove to his
ered by a
; eye presented all the col-
of this sort could only
he sirhed. involuntarily :
I am and I shall always ifeaWkththe child
of misfortune. With faJCh a visage I
cannot even show myself In the
much less call on saw exasafe
would think ma iiVerrTIaas bully.
unsougnt leisure, he made
necessary preparations for his exam
ination, which was not to take place tftl
some day during the next week.
On the following Sanday, Smile dressed
himself in his best, and took the road to
the Braunfels villa, which was situated on
one side of the so called Tkitrgarten, the
largest park of the Prussian capital.
Besides nearly losing his way in the
numberless paths in the park, he had to
day no mishap to complain of. He ar
rived at most a quarter-hour late, Which
did not prevent his receiving a very flat
tering. reception, not only from his host
but also from the ladies. The
guests were not numerous, and consisted
of only intimate friends of the family,
among whom was the family physician,
Dr. Holm. As stranger and hero, Smile
was placed at the table next to the daugh
ter of the house, which was far from be
ing disagreeable to him, as the pretty Ag
nes pleased him beyond measure.
A few glasses of wine and the graceful
affability of his fair neighbor, gave him
aa unwonted ease of manner, and bad
such a favorable effect on his organ of
speech that the conversation never for a
moment flagged. To his own surprise, he
displayed more wit and cleverness than
he had ever supposed he possessed, which
was In a measure due. doubtless, to tire in
spiring influence of Miss Agnes.
They were engaged in an animated dis
cussion when the signal was given, much
to his regret, to repair to an adjoining
saloon, where coffee was served. Agues,
at the request of her father, cheerraUy
sung several ballads, which were highly
complimented by aU the guests, and ex
cited a real enthusiasm in Emile, which
he gave her to understand by his manner
sm well as by his words,
P" Judging from your enthusiasm,'' said
sue, witn a smue, a cuuuiuud uib. jruu
yourself are a musician.''
" Oh," said he, modestly, in reply, "I
have not cultivated the art very success
fully, although I am very fond of it. I
should have achieved more, perhaps, had
I had more time to devote to it."
" We shall see, if you please, what pro
ficiency you have made. You must allow
us to judge for ourselves."
" Not so I I am not prepared to sing in
a circle of strangers. I beg that you will
excuse me. Another time perhaps."
" No time so good as the present ; be
sides, you are not among strangers, but
among your very good friends."
W will listen to no'buta. If you re
fuse I shall be seriously out of humor
In order not to be accused of affecta
tion, he was forced to comply. He chose
" The Wanderer," by Schubert, and be
gan at first timidly, but soon, inspired by
the beauty of this wonderful composition,
he sung with so much feeling and delica
cacy of expression that he achieved
a real triumph. He even astonished him
self, for, often as he had sung the ballad, he
had never before produced bo great an ef
fect either on bis auditors or himself. In
deed, everything he said or did to-day
seemed to him to be well said and well
done, and the world appeared to him in
such pleasing colors that, for the moment,
he even forgot his approaching examina
tion and the voracious Wolf.
Thus passed the day and evening, until
the hour reminded him that it was time
to take leave. His host, of course, ex
pressed a wish to see him soon again,
which Emile very willingly promised.
"And next time," added Herr Braun
fels, " you must sing a duet with my
"I shall be most happy," he replied,
bowing. " if Miss Braunfels will do me the
"I shall be very glad," returned the
young lady, while a lovely blush tinged
her modest cheek.
"That, then, is arranged," said the mer
chant. "The first evening you are at leis
ure we shall expect you."
amplawas followed by Misa A;
lovely. dstuthtar. a alone ober
have perheivtd that her oheei
fully gnJeWJWiiied to hmJItel,
reckoning, eafleda cab-J.n l or
modest Itf ring Hereupon
nimaeii ra a inriTen, ne losnu not
that his Mftjefeple was cov
plaster, bit lAtkhk cheek in the
ors oi in bib in
uavuea wj 1110.
In the company of Dr. Holm, who of
fered him a seat in his carriage, Emile
icit the villa and returned to the city.
"You are really a fortunate fellow,"
said the kind hearted doctor.
" I have always thought quite the con
trary," replied Emile.
" Ton certainly have no reason to com
plain since your arrtvU in the city."
" Do you, then, think it a piece of good
fortune to receive a bbw on the head from
a horse's hoof, in cotsequence of which
you are compelled to remain in-doors for
" Certainly. I can asrare you that there
are hundreds of young men in Berlin
who would envy yot this same blow.
which has not only opened the doors of
the house of the rick Braunfels to you,
but has led to your being received as a
friend by one of the xtost estimable and
in fluential families in the city. A pocket-
JL-, r - - -- i . ,, . , ,
iui ui uie ueut ieiiers wooiu not, nave uone
for you what this accident has done."
"In this particular I certainly esteem
myself happy ; bat I fear I shall not be
able to enjoy my good fortune long, for
immediately after my xamination I pro
pose returning home."
"And what prevents your remaining
here in Berlin T Herr Braunfels is a man
of great influence with the authorities,
would, I am sure take pleasure In
using it to procure yot a suitable position
here. Indeed, I may as weU teU you that
he has commissioned me to intimate as
much to you, and to inquire with regard
to your wishes."
"I would not appear unmindful of Herr
Braunfel's kindness, bat It is my ambition
to owe as little to the kind offices of
friendship as possible."
" Bravely spoken, my vounr friend !"
cried the good doctor. " You please me
better the more 1 know you. You will
make your way in the world without any
assistance, or I misjudge your ability to
contend with obstacles.
"That I doubt," sighed Emile; "for
thus far in life I have met with many
" I cannot understand how you can be
so timid, so faint-hearted. Young, clever,
accomplished, tolerably rood-looking, you
are eminently calculated to make friends;
and then, what is a still greater advan
tage, you know how to win the favor of
" You seem disposed to amuse yourself
at my expense, doctor," replied Emile,
uncertain whether he should be displeased
" By no means. You may believe what
I tell you in such matters. I have studied
the sex long enough to know them very
well. Madame Braunfels has taken a de
cided liking to you, which is very natural,
since you perhaps saved the life of her
self and daughter. And then Hiss Agnes
is far more cordial to you than she usually
is to the )Hllins nuin tln TMt tTiri house.
You eviUirrryplease her, which is some-
you might well be proud of, for you
can imagine that the only daughter of tne
rich Braunfels has been somewhat spoiled
by the army of suitors with which she is
surrounded. It is but a short time since
she refused a wealthy baron, from which
fact you can Judge what pretensions she
makes. Nor are her pnatenaions unjusti
fied. Besides being beautiful, she la as
good, sensible, and accomplished, as she is
After a half-hour's drive, they arrived
at the door of Emile's lodgings, where, as
a parting salutation, the doctor cried out
' "Don't forget the duet with Miss Agnes,
thou favored chUd of Fortune 1"
Arrived within his four walls, the young
jurist sat down to his books ; but on every
page, in every dry paragraph, he saw a
lovely female face, with large blue eyes,
and sweet, smiling lips, in whose glance
there was something so fascinating that
the goddess of Justice, who till then had
held the first place in his heart, seemed to
him tedious and repulsive. Even in his
sleep, the bright vision hovered about
him, and for the first time for weeks he
dreamed of something else titan the ter
When, however, he awoke the next
morning, he was again reminded of the
approaching ordeal by th arrival of a
mdassenger from the commission, who
handed him an official notification in
which he was advised that the following
Wednesday had been fixed fb the day of
nis examination, ne naa, tnereiore, no
time to lose, if he would conform to the
custom of calling on the president and
other members of the commission before
his examination came off He, therefore,
put on his dress -suit, and sallied out, di
recting his steps toward the residence of
th terrible peeMcnt, the voracious won.
He sent in his name, and was immediately
admitted to the august presence of the
man who held in his hands the weal or
woe of his future. He hardly ventured
to look up, and tried to stammer out some
suitable or unsuitable expressions to
recommend himntlf to the favor of his
inquisitor; but suddenly his tongue re
fused to do him service, and. with the
look of one who sees an apparition, he
fixed his eyes- upon the president, in
whom he recognized at first glance his
elderly traveling-comp&nion, unless, in
deed, some strange delusion was playing
with his senses. But even this doubtful
hope was dispelled, as he recognised the
well remembered sarcastic smile.
" I be ir your pardon, Mr. President,
stammered the unfortunate candidate, in
" I am very glad to see my amiable
young companion under my roof," said
Herr von WolL "Didn't I ten you we
should soon meet again ?
"True; but if I had dreamed that
" Were the old feUow on whose feet
you threw your portmanteau, you would
not have come. Ay, ay, that would have
been very unkind of you. You are a wel
come visitor believe me." :
" That is too much for me to believe. I
unwilling to take up your valuable
time," replied Emile, loo:
toward the door.
"Oh, for acquaintance and friends I
can always find time. But be seated, I
PI you insist, Mr. President"
"No ceremony, my good friend. Sit
down here beside me not so far off!
You are not afraid, I hope, that the vora
cious Wolf will swallow you ? "
" Hay I hope, sir, that my indiscretion
may not be construed to my disadvan
tage?" " To your disadvantage ? By no means
Yon only repeated what the public says of
me. Besides, I am greatly your debtor."
" My debtor, Mr. President t"
" Since we met, I have made it my
business to read your admirable criticism
on my works. You certainly have not
spared me ; but I should be unjust, were
I not to confess that you have called my
attention to several of my weak points.
Above all, I am pleased with your love of
truth, although this virtue betrays yon
occasionally into being somewhat dis
" I shall be the unhappieat of mortals,
if I have had the misfortune to displease
"Oulte the contrary you please me
exceedingly. I, like the great Alexander
van Humboldt, love courage or opinion ;
and, if you sometimes go too far, I at
tribute your mistakes to your youth.
There are many things of which you will
judge differently when you are as old as 1
"And then, sir,' you are really not in
"Why should I be? Has not every
man not only a right to his own opinions,
but also a right to express them, provided
he does so in suitable terms? 1 respect
yon for your independence of thought,
and am greatly obliged for your criticism
I have "gotten over Jordan,' as a dis
tinguished artist once said to ma I have
also read with much pleasure and profit
your book on The Law of Succession,'
and have a great mind to be revenged by
writing a criticism on it"
" The honor would be too great."
Emile was in doubt whether he dreamed
or was awake, whether the dreaded pres
ident amused himself at his expense or
was in earnest. But he spoke in such a
serious, fatherly tone that the young jurist
took courage in spite of the ironical smile
that would now and then encircle the
"After these evidences of your attain
ments," continued his excellency, " I look
upon the examination as a mere matter
of form, which, if it depended on me
alone, I would dispense with. From the
' Wolf' you have nothing to fear."
" Your kindness far exceeds my merits,
sir. I was never in so great danger of
becoming vain," stammered Emile.
"And yet," Mid the president, with a
smile, "now that you have run into the
jaws of the ' Wolf,' you shall find that he
will not loosen his hold so easily. It is my
intention to keep you here in the city
we can always find places for such young
men as you.
- With a friendly smile and a hearty
shake of the hand, the president finally
dismissed the now almost ecstatic Emile,
who at this moment would have changed
places with no king in the world no, not
even with a Rothschild.
His reception by the the other members
of the commission was no less flattering,
as the president had taken care to advise
them of his superior merits. Under such
circumstances, he felt that he no longer
had anything to fear from his examrna
tian : nor was he deceived in his expecta
After passing through the once-dreaded
ordeal, which he aid most brilliant
ly, and receiving the hearty con
gratulations of his good friend, the
president, who took occasion to again
offer him a position in the city,
Emile, in his Joy, started for his lodgings,
in order to acquaint his mother, at the
earliest possible moment, of his success.
As he was turning the corner at a rapid
pace, whom should he meet but Dr. Holm,
who cried out :
"A?, the mischief! whv. von are as ra
diant aa a man who has lust met with
some extraordinary good fortune.."
" And that is, Indeed, the case,'' replied
Emile. " I have just passed my examin
ation to my entire talisf action, and the
president has offered me a highly honor
able position in the city."
" I congratulate you with all my heart,"
returned the doctor. "You see, I am a
better oronhet than vou were disposed to
" I begin to believe, I confess, that Pate
is getting tired of pursuing me," answered
Emile, with a smile.
"Nonsense! How your excellent
friends, the Braunf else, wiU rejoice I I
am on my way there now, and shall not
rail to advise them of your good fortune."
"I hope no one in the family is ill?
" Miss Agnes is slightly indisposed, but
it's nothing of importance only a ner
vous attack. I suspect, in consequence of
a sudden surprise.
" a surprise?"
" You are, doubtless, not aware that
she is almost as good as engaged to a
wealthy cousin in Hamburg, who arrived
here yesterday, I hear. The betrothal is
to take place, I hear, as soon as she shall
have recovered from her present indispo
sition But how pale you are t What alls
" Nothing 1 nothing I" stammered
" You have applied yourself too closely,
preparing for your examination. You
need rest. You must work less and take
more recreation for a few days. Au revoir
at the Braunlelaea . "
Emile felt as though he had fallen from
the clouds. Again he thought himself the
most unfortunate, the unhappieat of men?
What to him were brilliant examinations .
What did he care for the most flattering
prospects? He had but one thought, that
Agnes was about to become another's.
Now he knew that he loved her, loved her
hopelessly, and that without her, life
would be a burden.
Poor fellow I What he had tiU now
not dared to confess, even to himself, end
denlv became a terrible reality. And,
then, were she free, what had he to ! offer
her how could he justify his suit? He
fought manfully against the grief that
weighed him down, and hoped in time to
come off conqueror.
But he would not, he could not, witness
the happiness of his rival. For this rea
son he determined to see Agnes no more,
to leave Berlin without delay, and for
ever. He proposed, the next morning, to
thank the president verbally for his kind
ness, and to decline the proffered position,
under the pretence that he did not feel
himself competent to discharge its duties
Having come to this determination, he
wrote to his mother in rorming ner oi tne
result of his examination, of the offer he
had received from the president, and of
the real reason for his declining it
" You wm, I am sure," said he, at the
close of his letter, "approve my course, as
1 Bee no other way that is likely to cure
me of a passion which is stronger than
my understanding. I love, love hope
lessly. a beautiful, amiable, and accom
plished girl, with whom I accidentally be
came acquainted soon after my arrival
here. Had I a kingdom, I should be
happy in sharing it with her ; were she
the daughter of a beggar instead of a mu
lionaire, I would courageously enter the
lists with the most favored of rivals : but
I possess nothing but my boundless love
Insidious Fortune! She shows me the
greatest of earthly blessings, only to teU
me it can never be mine. But I do not
despair. Ijtill have you, dear mother!
I shall leave here to-morrow in the hope
of fl"H"cr near you the peace and quiet I
so much need. But as for forgetting
Agneel never can."
Emile wrote also to Herr Brunfela,
thanking him for his kindness and the in
terest he had evinced in his welfare, and
expressing his regrets that, owing to his
sudden departure, he was unable to do
himself the pleasure of calling before
leaving. He addreaeed both letters, and,
to make assurance doubly sure, carried
them to the post office himself.
After a sleepless night, Entile set about
making the necessary preparations for
his flight. While he was busy packing
his effects, there came a vigorous rap at
the door, and a moment after, in resnonae
to his " Come in," the millionaire Braun- V
leia stood before tiim
" Pardon me," said he, with a smile,
"for interrupting your packing, but I
could not deny myself the pleasure of
set in g you once more before you quit the
city, although we are half-inclined to be
angry with you for running off in this
"You are, indeed, very indulgent,"
stammered Emile. "But the circum
stances the peculiar circumstances under
You need not take the trouble to ex
cuse yourself An accident has advised
me of the real cause' of your sudden de
"Mow? what?" cried Emile, blushing;
"I can assure you that "
"Do not try to deceive me," interrupt
ed Herr Braunfels. "I know all, know
that you love my daughter, that it is on
that account you leave the city, refuse the
proffered position, and renounce the most
"Good Heavens I" murmured Emile,
"how is that possible ? how can you know
what I thought was known only to my
"In the simplest manner in the world.
In your haste, you addressed a letter in
tended for your mother to me, and a note,
intended for me, to your mother, no
"And you have read it? I alone could
be guilty of such awkwardness. I was,
indeed, born to ill-luck. What win you
think of me?"
"Certainly, nothing bad. Your letter
confirms the'good opinion I had already
formed of you. The sentiments express
ed in it dojrour heart and your character
"I do not see that my course merits
commendation. You must certainly agree
with me that, under the circumstances, I
could not do otherwise, even at the risk
of seeming ungrateful."
"I am far from censuring your conduct ;
so are my wife and daughter."
"How I You . have not apprised the
ladies of my folly? That, at least, I did
"Be calm, my" young friend ! I thought
it my duty to inform Agnes of your sen
timents, and leave to her the decision.''
"To what could that lead, as Misa
Braunfels is on the eve of her betrothal i
with another ?"
" That was, it is true, my wish, but,- am
not of those parents who use oomulsion
in such matters. I have left my daughter
full liberty to consult her wn inclina
tions." "And she naturally chose the rich and
" No, the tbolish girl refused him."
"Is it possibrert' cried Emile.
" Agnes has confessed- that she loves
another, because she thinks him the best
and noblest of men ; because she is con
vinced that he loves her for herself, and
not for the considerable fortune that one
day wUl be hers: because she believes
that, with him, and him alone, she can be
pvy " . .. ,
" on, sir, can I oeneve your woxos r uo
I hear aright, or am I the victim of a
faithless dream ? "
I SDeak truly. My daughter loves yen,
and declares that she will never belong to
' And you?"
" I am far too indulgent a father to
thwart the wishes of my child, especially
as I rully approve her choice, bo good a
son cannot foil to make a good husband."
The two men embraced heartily, and
immediately drove to the Braunfels villa,
where the lovely Agnes received our hero
with a modest biusn ana a coraiai pres
sure of the hand ; nor did she deny him
About paying interest
discourses as fol-
"Mo Mister draws sharper than the in
terest doea Of aU industries, none is
comparable to that of Interest. It works
nil dav and night, in fair weather and
foul. It makes no noise, but travels fast.
It gnaws at a man's substance with invisi
ble teeth. It binds industry with its film,
as a fiv is bound in a spider's web. Debts
roll a man over and over, binding hand
and foot and letting him hang upon the
fatal mesh until the long-legged Interest
devours him. There is but one thing on
a farm like it, and that Is the Canada
thistle, which swarms new plants every
time you break its roots, whose blossoms
are prolific, and every flower the father of
a million aseda Every leaf is an awl,
every branch a spear, and every plant
like a platoon of bayonets, and a field of
them like an armed host. The whole
plant is a torment and vegetable cane.
And yet a farmer had better make his bed
of Canada thistles than attempt to be at
ease upon interest.
Preaching to a Small Congregation.
Dean Swift, who possesses the neces
sary grit for a reformer or a martyr, once
want through the Episcopal service in his
church with a congregation consisting of
his servant Roger. He began, -ueariy
beloved Roger, the Scripture moveth us
in sundry place1 etc, etc Then in the
proper place " The Lord be with thee,
Roger," to which Roger duly responded,
" And with thy spirit. Lyman Beecher
also preached one of his best sermons
with only one listener sitting in the
church before him. A person discoursed
at the MetropoUtan Hall, 04 Sixth avenue,
yesterday afternoon, to an audience of
tr,re his aubiect being the "Common
wealth of Humanity." The discourse was
listened to with deep attention by the in
telligent audience. No coUection was
taken up at the close of the services.
New York World.
Thb Mexican claims, with aU the ac
companying documents, piled up would
makeTvery respectable public buUding
There are nearly 1,100 on one skte, and
1 000 claims on the other. The total
amount of claims of American citizens
against Mexico, Including that of Wood
house Tehuantepec Company, is f 7,
907,519. Th latest fashion at weddings is to
S resent a box of wedding cake to aU the
eparting guests at the door.
DOTTBLU TOO, OHatAN t is woman.
A Fhaarnce Show A traveling cir
cus. Johh Jacksoh, of Long Island, is aged
Thb oldest tops in the world Moun
Mxnbrb are not always unhappy, al
though their hopes are always in vein.
OAUFoairiA paid 1 80,000 bounty for
gopher scalps lart season.
Thx utter most parts of th earth must
cm mat part where there are tne most
Wht does a pretty girl need o mirror ?
Because she is a good-looking (g)lass her
self. Miss Kate Fmu, the lecturer, is ahead
of most young ladles she has one hun
dred engagements on hand.
- Wmroc the past seven years, the savings-banks
In Maine have increased from
fifteen to thirty-six.
A Davknport Justice has married
1,610 persons in eight years, receiving
therefor nearly a,000.
Six hundred and fifty soldiers in Berlin
were married on the 81st of July pre
vious to their departure to the front;
Thx announcement is made thai at the
recent book trade sales in. New York
city, the books brought an an average 15
per cent, more than last year.
At Wamego, a place in the extreme
West, is a shanty which bears the sign i
" Here's Where You Get a Meal Like
Your Mother Used to Give You.'
In one district in Nebraska, eighty
voters ha veto travel from thirty to sixty
miles in order to deposit their baffot, and
they anxiously ask for a voting place
Sydney Smith once said, in an aristo
cratic party, " Thatfjnan, to know how
bad he is, must become poor ; to know
bow bad other people are, he must be
First Mormon! worfllec who that
blond Is? A nice figure! . Second
Mormon "Why, don't you know. She
yoor wife." First Mormon" 8she hi
I thought I bad sear her before." ,
Twelve bridesmaids, twelve Jrooms
men, and twelve ushers are to halo marry
a couple in New York, In a church where
the ekcoaxtions are t cost over $5,000.
"There-is hut ne good' wife in this
town." said k clergyman, in the course of
his sermon tW coasxagau
got her, add
A bit,"! posted on a wall in a village in
the wwt of England announces that " a
lectff e wfll be delivered m the open air.
ajl a coUection taken at the door to de
Uray axpensta" - ...u at van v.
ScBNBin the Dayton Ponce Court-
Counsel says : " Which aide of the street
do yon Uve on, Mrs Ktppei ?" " On either
side, sir. If ye go one way it's on the
left ; if ye go the t other way it's on the
Teacher. "Lock here, Johnny, sup
pose you had twenty sugar plums, .and
you wanted to divide them intdour
parts. X on give nve to mi maj as
to Oavlord now what
with the other ten?" Scholar, "Eat
A woman traveling on the car- saw a
man in front of her put his head out of
the window, and asked him if he wouldn't
please keep his head in, as she had a new
silk dress on, and didn't want tt aU spat
tered up with brains and such stuff.
A fine brick bunding, which has just
been erected in New York at a cost of
about one hundred thousand dollars, has
been condemned on account of the weak
ness of its foundations, and mutt be taken
Tan Osago MUrion Journal of Kansas
says: "The wealthiest pecpUhln the
world are the Osagea The tribe num
bers 8,000, and have, after all expenses are
paid, 160 acres of choice land per capita,
and $6,000,000 in money."
Da. HtJBBT, the Methodist professor in
Germany, writes to the MethocHii, that in
Germany "the voluntary contributions
to the sick and wounded do not amount,
in individual cases, to as large sums as
occurred in our war, but the nana? of
smaller offerings hi much larger. A
thaler, or half thaler, ox even less, is the
The three scientific men who- are to ob
serve the coming winter on the top of
Mount Washington expect to be snowed
in at the Tip. Top House from December
till March, but will maintain dally com
munication with the lower world by tcle
graph. The room which they will occupy
t to h lined with felt and they ex
pect to use twenty tons of coal during
A California reporter secured an Item
weighing 150 pounds. Passing a house,
he saw a young lady lighting a Has with
kerosene, when he rushed In and threw
his coat over her in time to save her afe,
and she wouldn't let him off without mar
rying her. As she is worth a million,
and is unhealthy, he accepted the situa
tion. A sciKHTiric French gentleman, Dr.
Laborde, has announced the discovery of
an infaUible means of distinguishing be
tween real or imaginary death, by stick
ing k needle an inch or so into the sup
posed corpse. The novel element of Dr.
Laborde's discovery is, that, in the living
tissues, the needle becomes tarnished and
odorized, while. In the actoaUy defunct, it
retains its polish.
Oh a window pane at DemassvUle, Ey.,
is a true figure of an arched rainbow,
about twenty-four inches in length and
twelve in width, with thecoiors ot a rain
bow plainly visible, same as in B&ture.
So permanently is the imprint rosde that
it cannot be erased by washing with soap
and water, or by rubbing with any other
substance, and it appears to have been
moulded in the glass
In a recent Jumping match tot $1,000
and the State championship at Utica, N.
Y. Loomls jumped first and covered thir
teen feet one inch and a hair. Harms roi
lowed, springing over a space of thirteen
feet five inches and three quarters, beat
ing his best practice distance and meksag
the longest spirit-level stand jump on rec
ord. After several ineffectual efforts to
emulate his rival, Loomls acknowledged
A singular fate baa befallen the wife
of a master carpenter In Berlin. In the.
space of eight years she has been made
three times a widow through war. lathe
year 1864 her husband was killed at the
storming of DuppeL In 1865 she again
married a carpenter, who was called . up
in 1866, and was killed at Kueniggratz.
About a year ago she again married a car
ter, and he was killed at the oatue oi
nvllle on the With oi August.