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ri9*emi s . Um#AT, IantIART 4. is.7
tl his eqyes were deepesunk in their sok.
>[ wLhob they glared out with a slassy
Sble eaopplexion bad asseme a thae
bum that could not even be called
Sbut rather the abeenee of all color.
that has no name, and by contrast with,
Mehabe blueness of hs lips ehibited ited sel
Shigh-toed color.
wbol pps r d t obamer epoks
.Jper dee aon 'o l heboert but mea
ieO smak and eaddened at the sight The high
dvheusabtag walls, un·teased by eleanais
ba anmes the ruin of the onaveat, were hi.
a ftrem the eye ander the thick coet of dutl
eda dirt whbih had aeeumnlated upon them,
.hewestra wall was iaherently damp; the
water which sweated from it trickled down
- the half-rotten foor and filtered dowc
o that toward the lower regions of the
ig; while foul.looking fungi bordered
uculg _stream. and orystalliaations of
formed sparkling patterns upon the
ke tele lofty window with broken panes and
iekly barred with iron, admitted sodubionse
igbt that the eye hadto grow accustomed to ii
baMre it could readily distinguish objects in
t deep gloom which onfunsed them I while
Soaut of doors the ground was scorehed
ith tb asummer's heat, the atmosphere of the
etrack chills damp upon the chest
the bed stood a chair and a table; upon
latter a pot of water and a half-gnawed
l- -of rye-bread. r: very truth, the aspect
s t1 e whole was that of a prisoner condemned
a ernel doom to the lingering death of
`T1e poor old man seemed to be asleep; yet
alt asleep be could not well be. for, as Thys
ase lin, with a hasty snatch he hid something
ar the bedelothee-something which
 sd and jingled like a bunch of keys. Thys
the movement, and heard the sound too,
a ill-omened smile croseed his couontenance,
he seemed to be pricking op his ears the
teo aerehimself of its character. Then
draw nearto his bed, set down thesteaming
-_tinger upon the table, and, in a harab
SCome, Uncle Jan, here's yo r breakfast," he
The siek man did all he could to torn upon
his side, but after a paiofal effort was obliged
Is give up the attempt, and fell heavily back
kite his former position.
"Ib all over with me." he groaned out.
"Oh, my dear Thy., I have been so ill all
"Come, let me help youn," replied Thby, at
the sme time extending his hands toward him.
"Oh no, no!" exclaimed the old man, in a
So nervous entreaty, evidently terrified at
the ofered help.
Bat Thys paid no attention, passed his hands
atder the patient's body, lifted him roughly,
_- he might have done a log of wood, and set
bhim p in a sitting posture against the pillow.
"Ob ohI how you do hurt me!" groaned
the old man.
* What! did I hurt you 1" asked Thys, in a
'-icritieal tone of sorrow and compassion.
-Treally couldn't help it! You are so easily
Iut. I was obliged toliftyou, as you couldn't
up yourself. But come, it's over now; eat
ing; but take care and don't burn your
; tt's hot, I can tell yon."
ie old man took the spoon with a trembling
dipped it into the pot, and brought up a
fol of the greens which it contained, say
the while:
Oh God, Thys, if only the herbs would do
some goodfth! am g o weak,-so weak and ill I"
T'o this complaint Thys made no reply, but
l-y fixed his eyes on the sick man more in
aly. Hard as the traitor tried to dissemble
ast was passing in his heart., he could not
ite suppress the smile of glad surprise which
raese on-bis ooontenance. He rejoiced in the
evident sinking of the old man's strength, and
the hope that all would soon be over glistened
i his eyes.
Meanwhile, Uncle Jan had eaten a spoonful
mr two of the greens; but soon he shook his
head, let the spoon fall, and looked fixedly at
ThlJ. as in inquiry or reproach.
Well, what is it 1" asked the latter.
"O0, Thys," answered the sick man, in a tone
ofdisgost, " what vile staff it is ! It burns in
my mouth like fire and makes my stomach
heave again !"
"I suppose now you're going to take it into
eyr head that you're poisoned," replied Thy).
jeeringly. "*Of course water-oress is hot; only
you're ill now, and can't bear it."
The old man stripped up his sleeve, and
abowing his bare arm, said, in a plaintive
oice :
"What, Thys, have you no feeling for met
ee, I'm a mere skeleton!"
" Come, come, cover up your arm," was the
alnwer' "why, what's all this about? Who is
there that ean pity you or feel for you more
than I do 1 But sickness makes you silly; why,
eme would think you were dying."
"What! am I not ill enough, then 1"
"Ill! yea; but not so ill as you fancy.
There's a deal of strength left in you yet,
saole Jan. " It's your spare people that. live
the longest. If you get no worse, there's no
harm done yet."
" I hope it may turn out so, Tbys I"
Then, after a moment's pause:
"Oh, I am so hungry I" moaned the sick man.
"Well, eat, then I" answered Thys, thrusting
the crust of rye-bread into his hand.
Bat in vain he essayed the dry, distasteful
food. Soon he began again:
"Thys, I should like to have something else;
the bread goes against me; it's like so much
sand."
"' Well, what will you have There are many
,res kinds of herbs set down in the book that
you've not tried yet."
"No; no more of them : some meat I want ;
some meat soup. 0, that most be good! it sets
-y month watering to think of it!"
An expresslon of annoyance and irritation
laMhed up for a moment upon Thy's counte
aaoe; he contained himself, however, and
,i rplied:
S'eYstl meat soupl that would be enough
-t lnflame your blood and hill you ont of band
-gon that haven't tonaebet anything of thb
k--_ for so many years!"
"Ah no, Tbysl do for God's sake get me
t-me meat!"
' Very well, you're your own nmaster. Only
veme the money; and if it should be the
geth of yon, you are my witness that I have
-old my say against youear imprudence and glut
"Money!" murmured the old man, "money!
/_at's always the beginning and end of the
snug."
He drew his hands in and fumbled a while
aer the bedolothes, as though feelingover
r countilng out pieawe of money. At last he
let forth one hand toThye.
"There! now get me some meat." he said.
"Ha, hal" oried Thys contemptuoously,
laghing as he looked at the piece of money;
Sastiverl a stiver's worth of meat -a iute
plecm that will be!l They won't serve you
with so little as that; 1 most have twenty
mtat at the least, or I stna'n't get any."
"Heavens! twenty oental four stivers for a
little bit of meat!" murmored the old man, in
l tonee of despair. "However, it's only for
ths ooe; there. Thys, there are fifteen more,
md if there's more than you want bring me
ih* rest bahck. I dare say you'll be able to
beat them down astiver; at all evants, a cent
5 two. You osa get bones too-they make
etoellent soup, ind don't coti so mooh."
" Of ourse, of course," replied Thys, impa
iently; "if thurp's anything over you shball
i, got up, s d weeas about to leave the
bat as he was doing so the old man
- Er ld, there's e#elg I  ...
, :-,';.., ..... - .- d : .  '[ .
Wha haves's you bad your say out yet
was hib.eply, In a tone of evident irritation.
U" .,dos't be so sharp with me tl' sighed
the old man. "Look yon, Thy., lat sighs I
really thought I was going to die, and the
thought threw me into a sold sweet with ter
ror. Do you know whby Oh, if I'd goe off
wirthout confeslon I"
"Well, what_ the meaning of all this?"
kdTb y, with lil-coneoaled sniety.
. hys, dear Thy," "continued tse sick man,
Empiingy, ,"wolda's It be well that I
eend soethe rector, so that-I might be pre
pared For who knows God oale us away
go slddenly sometimes 1"
Bat Thys made no answer. He stood with
bis rms crossed on his ohest, gazing in silent
eastonishmenat upon the old man, who now
went on :
"And Coeilia too; I should be glad to see
her ones more before I die. She has done
wrong; she ha behaved very ill ; bat for all
that she's never out of my mind day or night ;
and I feel as if I most tell her I forgive her
before I go to meet God."
"Better and better I" oried Tbys, sarcastical
ly. "Not I do really begin to believe that
you're sesnusly ill!-in mind though, I mean ;
not in body. Why, Cecilia. laughs you to
scorn openly; there she lives with her ninny
hammer of a lover, and makes ajet of you. I
did ask her if she wouldn't come and see you,
and all the answer I got was, that you'd find
your way to the other world well enough
without seeing her first "
The old man's head drooped upon his breast,
and he wiped away a tear; Thys meanwhile
Went on:
" 'uwever, do as you like; send for the rec
tor and the doctor; set your house open to all
that like to come in; only then you must
make up your mind to open your purse too.
It won't be with the stivers that you'll come
off then; every visit, every woid, will cost
guilders."
" Ah, well, let as wait a little then." sighed
the old man, letting himself fall back in the
bed, in mingled desperation and fatigue.
" Good by till presently then. Only keep
your spirits up; you're not so ill as you fancy."
And with these words Thys left the cham
ber and descended the stairs into the sitting
room below. There he stood by the fireplace
for a few moments, deep in thought. Then
again, thinking aloud, he went on :
" There burst the bomb! The rector !
Cecilia! meat! and to-morrow the doctor, and
next day the notary! Ho, ho! he may ask for
them as much as he will; that won't help
him much: I have the old skinflint safe enougn
under my thumb now, where no one can hear
him. But what it the folks outside should
take it into their heads to want to see him ?
The rector, fo, instance, especially There's
only one way for it, and that is to have Kate
in. But I must mind what I'm about. He
mustn't die without confession; I won't have
that on my consoience. And it would cast
susnepioion on me after his death too. But
there's time enough to think about that. Ah !
he'll eat meat, will hbet-and then come to?
and then alter his testament? Let me see:
to-day is Thursday; to-day I'll tell him 1
oouldn't get any: to-morrow's Friday, and
next day tiaturday, both days of abstinence;
and after that let's hope he'll be gone to where
they don't eat meat. Let me see; now to the
beggar woman, to see what I ean do with her.
If I can't carry that out as I wish, why, then
I most think of something else. I must con
fess I'm afraid of that woman, but with a lit
tle given and a great deal promised perhaps I
may bring her round after all. And then I
should kill two birds with one stone,-be rid
of her machinations and stop the people's
pratnog both at once. And if only she'll go
into the thing in earnest, and really stand by
me, why, then.-[ shall have a sentinel to keep
guard when Im out of the way. Well, we
shall see now which is the more cnnuing of
the two "
And, thus concluding, he left the house, but
not without taking care to lock the door on the
outside.;
" Now, if Uncle Jan would but make an end
of it while I'm out," he mottered, "why, then
all would be straight; but he'll hardly be so
obliging as that. lowever, who knows? no
thing is impossible."
And, tLus soliloquizing, he was proceeding
on l.ie way to the village, when suddenly he
perceived Cecilia at notse distance ofl, but ad
vanclug along the same path In the opposite
direction. For a moment be turned pale, but
almost instantly rovered himself; while
she did not notice his approach till they were
close upon one another. Then first perceiving
him, she same directly up to him and spoke.
"Oh, Thye, I am so glad to see you at last !
Be so good as to tell me, really and plainly,
how is my unclef"
Her unassuming and friendly tone set Thys
quite at rest as to her intentions; be answered,
therefore, civilly enough :
' Well, Cectiia, bhe's getting on pretty well.
He has a fit of the gout: it's the rich man's
complaint, you know; but no one dies of it,
and no doubt he'll get over it too; for the
present, though, he's confined to his room."
"And does he suffer much pain ?"
"So so-so so. Not very much, consider
ing."
Cecilia's eyes were moist with tears
" Bat, Toys," she went on, "you'll take good
careof him; won't you, now? You won't let
him want tur anything that can help or com
fort him ?"
" What should he want for? he's quite con
tent," was the reply.
There was something in her eyes, a she
looked at him, so gentle and deprecatory, that
he for his part stood all in a maze; he even
seemed to fancy that it was expressive of a
change in her sentiments towards him, and
accordingly proceeded :
"Ah, Cecilia, if you'd havedone as I wished,
you'd been a lady one of these days. Now
it's too late; I'm to have all myself. That
comes of obstinacy I"
"Thys," the naiden began again, with the
same expression of gentleness and supplica
tion upi,n her countenance, "mary I ask a favor
of you 7"
" Why not ?"
" But will you grant it me, Thys? I shall
be so thankful to you!"
"Let me hear what it is."
" It does grieve me so, Thy., not once to be
able to go to see my poor unole, andl he so ill.
You know how I love him. Do let me see him,
for God's sake, Thb a, and I'll remember you in
my prayers."
The hypocrite ashrugged his shoulders, and
replied:
" I've thought 'if that myself; and if it de
pended on me, Cecilia, the day shouldn't go
by withoutyouir seeing himni."
"Look you, Thye, you needn't be afraidof
me; you're quite welconme to ill the money for
me; I don't care about it. 'I'here's something
better than money to be happy with here upon
earth."
Then, folding her hands, and more and more
imploringly:
"Thys, dear Tbye, do let me see him iust for
a moment! it might perhaps be some co,,ufort
to him, now that he's so ill."
"You d ceive yourself." he answered. 'I
have askeff him muyself, I suppose more than
twenty times, whether I should ask you ti
come to see him; but I've never been able to
bring him to say yoe. He's so irritated
against you that he can't hear your name
without flying outt; and that's not good for the
gout, you know."
The poor girl pui her apron to her eyes and
wept bitterly.
" Oh God," she exclaimed, through her sobs
" what have I done to him, then --to him
that I have never ceased to love as my father,
that I'm always thinking about, always dream
ing aboutt And he's saet against me! hbates
me! Mince I left his house I'vre never shed a
tear but what was on hise iaccountI If he only
knew how I love him, he oouldn't east me off
so orselly r"
" Y, Indeed, C.eotla," tespoi e Thys;
"one would thiank so, atd5 ve not weed toe
my aagainst it; bat old peole have nengo
|fanoes. However, don' S t of heats; Ir
try and bring him road yet. I have done
something alhedy; bhe's not so bitter against
you by a good deal as he was. I know him;
abd I don't doubt-but i a few days I can get
him into another way of thinking; and then
I'll let you know."
" Do so, then, dear Thyr; be so kind. I'D'
be gratefiul to you my life long."'
" Well, Cecilia, now I mes be going; but be
of good hope."
"And if meanwhile be should become really
dangerously ill, Thys 1"
"Oh, then I'll come and fetch yon whether
"he will or not.'l
"Thanks, thanks, my friend!' cried the
maiden heartily, while rhys left her and went
on his way.
" It's strange," he began, again soliloquiling,
as he stepped along in the path; "I do believe
now she doesn't care whether sue gets the old
man's money or not. She's fool enough for
that. Other means of happiness! Love, I
suppose! I'm curious to know how long that
will last. A bird with no seed in his trough
has soon done singingl! o she wants to a
her uncle, does she ? we'll take pretty g
care that that doesn't come to pass."
And so, casting in his mind this and many
other matters, he walked on, striking off in due
time into another path, which atI.as brought
bin on in front of a poor outtage on the edge
of a coppice
"Now, then, sharp's the word! here lives
mason Jan's widow. We mustn't be in too
much of a hurry to let out what we're after.
She must be at home, for there I see her child
routing in the sand before her door."
With loitering step he approached the poor
mud-built dwelling. The child did not hear
him coming till he was close upon her and
spoke to her,
"Qood-moorning, dear Mieken; where's your
mother I"
But, as though the voice of an evil spirit had
struck her ear, the little girl sprang convul
sively to hefeet, and, with a terrified look at
Thys, dashe off into the neighboring thicket,
and thence away over the tields, screaming
lustily as she ran.
" I don't seem to be exactly in first-rate favor
here." he muttered; " if the mother receives
me as graciously aas the child, I shall hardly
take much by my visit."
He entered the cottage as he spoke, and
scanned all in it with a contemptuous smile.
"She's not living on the fat of the land,
though, the good woman; why, all that's in her
place put together wouldn't fetch ten stivers!
I begin to think we may come to terms; a little
money must carry all before it in such a den as
this. I II tit down and wait a bit; most likely
the child is off to her mother."
And in this surmise he was not mistaken;
the little girl had made the best of her way to
a field where her mother was at work, and,
still trembling with affright, had told her how
Thys had called at their cottage.
For the first moipent this news struck her, as
they say, all of a heap with astonishment.
What could the villanous impostor have to do
with her T And for some little time she stood
with her eyes bent upon the ground, seeking
an answer to this question. Gradually, how
ever, her features relaxed into a smile,-a smile
expressive at once of sly insight and of a cer
tamu sort of satisfaction. She gave her child in
charge to some other women who were working
in the field, and proceeded homeward, still
thinking over what this might mean.
"Thys come to look for met Whatever can
that be for ? Something must have happened;
or there's something more than usual in the
wind. I know he fears me; he can't see me
without starting. Good will tome it isn't that
brings him; there's a snake in the grass sdne
where. So, wide awake, Kate! he's a canning
feilow, and might very well take you in, one
way or thuother. But I'll keepmy wits about
me, and see what it is he has in his sleeve."
rThub cogitating, she had arrived at her
home; and now, entering and immidiately ad
dressing herself to Thys:
"Well," she commenced, you here, of all
people in the world! I had never thought to
see you under my roof! But, since you are
here, what is there I can do for yon I"
" Take a west., Kate," answered Thys, already
half disconcarred by the widow's entire self
possescion ; "I've something serious to talk to
yon ab..ut "
Ani therel.onoshbe did so, adding, sat
down :
"I've not much time to spare; so, make
haste; I'm lisruilag."
" Look .u, Kate, I know that you're sadly
poor; believe me, I'm sorry for you; if I could
do auything to help you up a little, it would
be a real pleasure to me."
"Why, bow now!' exclaimed the widow.
with a laugh; "and it was all out of pity, I
suppose, that last winter you pushed down my
poor Miekeu and drove me out of .the house
like a strange cur?"
" Yon must forget that. Kate. Times change,
and people with iem. I've been sorry since I
was so hard with you, and have meant to make
it good if I had the opportunity. Well, I think
I can do you a good turn now, if you won't re
fnse one from run."
She eyed him distrustfully, and made no an
swer, although he was evidently waiting for
one from her; not getting one, however, he
proceeded:
"Now, if I could send a bit of money your
way-enough to see you and yours above
want-would you thank me for it, Kate T"
" Is it alms you're offering me f" asked the
widow.
" No; somethini better than that. You
know, I suppose, Kate, that Uncle Jan has
made a will to leave everything to me. Now
you, on account of your late husband, have a
claim upon some small share of what he'll
leave; at least so you think. And that's why
-because you felt that you were in the way to
get nothing-that's why you've always been
so set against ime. Well, now, to show you
how well and fairly I mean by you, I've come
to tell you that I mean to give you this share
myself."
The widow listened, all astonished at what
she heard.
"Yes." pursued Thys; " whoever gets the
money I or another, you'd have been none the
the better for it; for your right's doubtful,
sanid at best coull only be made good at a great
oiulay. lowever, as you're the only one of
the family that is really in poverty, and to
show yon that I've the heart of an honest man,
I've come now to tell you that you shall have
the share that you think.you have a right to
wlthout trouble or dispute. Now, what say
you ?"
"Indeed, you're very kind!" answered the
widow. "Bit are yon in earnest? Do you
really mean what yeo say t"
" Why bshould I come and make you the of
fer Well, now. Kate, do you accept it ?"
" Indo'd I do, T'l'ays, and thankfully too; but
I only wirh to know whether there are any
conditions on my part; for, do you see, Thya,
sonething for nothing Isn't muooh in your way,
or you must be very much changed of late."
'"No; it's a free gift, without any condition
wact.ever," Thys replied.
" t'hen I accept gladly. But, to say the
troth, your generosity seems so surpriesing to
mn that I sirtrt'u'at quite believe but that
yuu're miukinlg jest of me."
SWhy so?'
" Antd when shall I get the money, Thysa '
SYou'll get yours when I get mine."
" Iut what security have I that you'll keep
;our proJnmie?"
"My wor., as an honest man."
" Well, it's possible that aosy be good for
something now, as you say you've so totally
changed; so I accept it for what its worth,
and 1 thank you. Now I most go back to my
work "
She roes from her seat to return to the field,
but with a smile aopen her conotenance wbleh
saeloIn teatIeafd that of all Thy. had been
sayl1g So ret ome .OId did shel believe.
soentnoo yde a i'm sod er eoo wtIb yOea
WYo knew, 7 don't  lmew
I sate old mau s ollp; e bas th bot, a MM
can's leave hhi. room. e lsoe m i= a_
of do. r and this and o hs to bi too kei-ud
In het loer'a mteio than I can wel do .s1 by
myself; and so bee asked me to look ouet for
Some woman that might be up at the Abbey
farm In the daytime, and hebp me 8se'll get
something deoent a day and her good maeas."
Bioos Thys had opened upon this branoh of
his errand the widow had begnu tomoro him
with close attention and heg teed enrioseelty;
she seemed to seek some oeoeult meaning in
every word that came out of his month, sup
pressing, however, as much as possible, any
signs ot emotion.
"And so I came down to you. Kate," he con
tinued, "to see whether you'd be willing to
undeetake the job. You'll go home every eve
ninEg and come up to our plce in the morning.
It won't be hard work, sand you shall have uas
muah as you would get for your day's work in
the elds and your keep besides. That's not a
bad offer, I think; I. it?"
"Far from it; it's the beet of the whole mat
ter. As for the rest, why, you know yourself.
Thys, it's ill reckoniog your ehickens before
they're hstohed; and, after all, things may go
cross, and you may never come into the old
man's money yourself; hot the day's wages for
the day's work, that's sure money."
"80 then you accel !"'
"To be sure, to be sure,Thys; do you think
I'm fol enough to refuse I"
'K "eBa then your children, Kate? I never
thought of them."
"Oh, my children? Two of them are with
my sister, some three hours' walk from here;
ansod Mieken looks after the cows for Farmer
ClasO; she'll be well taken care of there in the
daytime, and at night I shall be at home my
self, you know."
"That's all right, then," said Thye," well
leased ; " and so our bargain's struck. Come,
Kte, your hand upon it, in witness thabst we
mean fairly by one another. There, now it's
settled. When shall I expect you, then ? The
sooner the better as far as I'm concerned ; this
afternoon can you come?"
"Oh, I can come directly," answered the
widow. "'I've only to step down to speak to
Farmer Claes and his good dame about Mieken
and the work."
Thys now rose from his seat, and made as
though in the very act bof leaving, but stood
s.Il for a moment, and with as good an air of
8difference as he oould put on
"By the-way, Kate," he remarked, "you just
said I might perhaps never come into the old
man's money after all; of course you know if
I get nothing I can give nothing." i
" That's of corse," answered the widow;
"but never fear, it won't slip through your
fingers now."
"So much the better for both of us, Kate, if
it doesn't ; but one can never be too cautios.
It's true Cecilia's quite willing I should have
her share. Only this morning I was wishing h
to encourage her to hope for the best, and she
obstinately persisted that she desired neither
part nor lot in her uncle's property. But there
are others who have no right at all, and who,
to have a pretense for forcing their way into
the house, give out that the old man is at the
point of death. 80 yonu- must tell everybody
the real truth; and that is, that UneleJan has
the gout, neither more nor less. You will,
won't you 1
' I'll say and do just whatever you tell me,"
answered the widow.
''Look you, Kate; if we can once set the C
good people at rest about that-es in truth -
they may well be-then we shan't have so
many of them meddling in our mailers." i
"Leave me alone for that, Thy.; you know
well enough, I think, that my tongue isn't
stiff in the hinges."
"Only one thing more, Kate. I must tell
you betorehand, else it might seem strange to
you. The old man will have nobody to come
near him but me; you'll see nothing of him
till he comes down again."
"'lhera's nothing strange to me in thae; he
was always that way befote he was ill."
"And mind, you must never !et any one in
while I'm out; you'll mind that, wont you t j
And you'll keep the door fst locoed and bolted,
they may knock as they like!" -"
"i'll 0o all you tell me. More I can't Pay."
"So do, then. For, just see: II you don't
pull pitu me like a true friend and a reason
able woman, why then I shall be obliged to
look out for some one else, and all is at an end
between us."
" You may go home quite at your ease, Tbys,
and be of good cheer," said the wiow, now 2
rising also; "you shall be satisfied with me, if
ever yen are to be with any one."
'"Good-day, then, till the afternoon, or earlier, -
if you can. And here's a hansel for yon ; you
see I'm not miserly with you."
He put a two-franc piece into her hand. left
the cottage, and soon disappeared behind the
thicket. For some moments the widow fol
lowed him with her eyes, then, with a scorn
ful smile: :
"Ha, ha! the false devil! He thinks that
I've sold my soul to bhitn sold it for mere idle w
words! Bt I should like to know what he's e
about up there to want an aooomplice for! So ts
that's It, is it I'u, to help him to cheat end G
plunder that angel-good Cecilia of her inherit. v,
ance! What does the hypocritical Judas take bi
me for? Bat now I have ham sate, the knave!
It must have bee the justice of God that put
that thought into his head. I was just the
right one for him to happen upon!"
A short pannuse of relldction ensued, during
which the hitter smile passed away from her
countenance and gave place to a gentle ex
pression. With joy beaming from her eyes she
recommenced :
" To recover for Cecilia her uncle's love sand
her rightful inheritance; to repay her and
Bert, my kind benefactors, for all their good
ness; to punish the hypocrite, to oppose and
overoome the evil doer-a, that will be glo
rioeus! And therefore-and therefore I pray
God to grant the poor widow understanding, O
that she may defeat the sohemee of this bad
man!"
She left her cottage and streck into a path IT
crosee the fields. And now, for the first time,
she remembered the piece of money that Thys
bad put into her hand. For a moment she
eyed it with a hitter laugh, then cast it far
sway over the trees, and hastily rubbed her
hand upon her apron, as though to cleanse it ~
from a stain the coin had left upon it.
(To bee ontinued.)
GAS FIXTURES--RANGES.
TIIOS. McKEXDRICK,
PLUMBER AND GAS FITTER,
t;5.......-.....Magazine Street..."-....-...--i t
Above Josepline.
DEALER IN P'LUMYBING AND GAS FITTING
MATERIALP. CHANDELIERS.
BRACKETS, ETC.
Ai;BnT eoa Tin
NEW B:AUTY ELEVATED OVEN RANGE.
PARAGOIN RANGE,
HEALTH LAND HOME COOKING STOVES,
for Wood or Cloal.
MIXED PAINT, READY FOR USE.
O1uSE FrUINISlINCG GOOD', ETC.
" All orders wrill receive prompt attention at low
prlCs. a7? y7 ly
GAS FIXTURES AND BANGES
NE W YORK PRICES.
Ageeta for the
GREAT BARSTOW AND WA'IREN RANGES. o
Dealers in Os Flatun. Pumin. Bath Tube and
Plumbing Mst r
Plumbing mad Gee JIIu m attedeiA to at
Ausa ip near
- ' P~nt~r
IWESTER PRODUCE, LIQUORS, ITC.
DRY sALT MEATS, ETC.
: ,St0 Ibe DIRY 8LY SHOULDERS.
A0D0 IbI DEII SALT CLEAR IBS and CLEAR
r o bileLY RLOU.
Sti .CS. EOI eWCAE ED HAMS.O A
a bblea P alICS-De A
For r .10 by MOG ARE A COOVPTON.
Jald In l k.5ssal Grocre, 03 andw M Peydran at.
FLOUR, MEAL, BUTTER AND WHISKY.
500o bbl Choise Extra FAMiLY FLOUR.
:0- bbl. Etim-Dried MEAL.
75 frkino Choice GOSHEN BUTTER.
50 firkins Obolee WESTDERN BUTTE.
IoU bble MAGNOLIA WHISKY
153 bbis ORNOGE VALLEY WHISKY.
310 bbls PAUL JONES BOURBOM WtlISKY.
75 bile Choice Old BOURBOe and RYE.
SKED POTATOES.
400 bbls Baeton JACKSON WHITES.
1 l bbles BOhTON EARLY ROSE.
2 bble PEERLESS.
2)0 bbls PEa AI- BLOWS.
tMO bblts PINK EYES.
ALL STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES.
For sale by Md cRs.TH t COMUPTON,
Jai4 m Wholeale Glocers, 103 and 105 Poydres at.
WESTERN-pPbDUCE
ANd
SProo-urarreo-l
220,000 pounds Dry Salt SHOULDIS.
150,C03 pound. Dry Salt CLEAR SIDES.
100,0(0 p1ounds Dry Salt CLEAR RIB SIDES.
25 casks BACON CLEAR SIDES.
40 casks BACON BHOULDERS.
100 barrels Standard New MESS PORK.
5) tierces Sugarcared HAMS, various breads.
50 bbxe Sugar.cured BREAKFAST BACON,
canvased and unoanvased.
10C Uerces Choice REFINED LARD.
ItO half-barrels Choice RPFINED LARD.
3i9 kegs Choice REFINED LARD.
25) buckets Choice REPINED LARD.
200 packages Spiced PIGS' FEET, barrel, halves
and keg.
100 packages Piokied SPARERIBS, tierces and
barels.
23 barrels Pickled PIGS' TONGUES.
50 packages Choice Western BUTTER, firklns
and tubs.
30 barrels Old CHICKEN-COCK WHISKY.
25 half barrels Old CHICKEh'N-COCK WHISKY.
25 bbol. Baltimore RYE WHISKY. very superior.
100 barrel. Western RECTIFIED WHISKY.
50 lalf-bbl. Western REOWLED WHISKY.
In store and to arrive.
BYRNES & BRO.,
a17 I 6 POYD)RAS STREET.
T. Co IBT. O cONaY.
E. CONERY & SON,
(Established In 1846.)
WHOLESALE GROCERS,
COMMISSION MERCHAVTS,
Dealers in Western Produce,
CORNER OF CANAL AND DELTA STREETS
dei7 76 ly WSw Oet.nuxn.
J. T. GIBBONS,
GRAIN, CORNMEAL AND HAY,
37, 59, 61, 63...New Levee Street...57,39, 61, 63
l7. Corner Poydra.
J McCAFFREY,
DEALER IN
HAY, GRAIN, CORNMEAL, FLOUR,
ALL KINDS Or
Weatorn Produce Constantly on Hand.
23 and 30.......Poydras Street .......28 and 30
Corner of Fulton,
aul3 76 ly NaW o0lRAlm. e
NEUTRAL SPIRITS.
I am Rectifying and Intend keeping on bhand a very
pure article, entirely devoid of flavor.
Besides the Choicet and Medlum qualities of
French and Domestic Brandies,
I have n band very choice IRISH WUISKy, also
the choicest of SCOTCH WHIISKY. p old Bourbon
and Rye Whisklee, witn all the medium quallitee of
Whisky. FAMILY BITTERS on draught, equal If
not superior to any of the bottled, and at leas than hail
the price. Holland (Iin Schnnpps on draught, better (
than tbhe bottled; Jamaica Rum. KIrug Canmpagne,
Cordials, and every kind of goods in my line l the
verylowest price. It would be well to nail beIore
buyingl ehwher.. EDW. BURKE.
mvy Ir 144 t.O and 1.42 Tehonltonnlas etret.
MISCELLANEOUS.
NOW WE'VE GOT IT.
OUR YOUNG FOLK'S MAGAZINE,
B ,TIFILLy ILLUSTRATED.
Issued monthly. Contains 4 page.. Sent by mall,
pot-paid, at lo 00 per 3ear. lingle l cpies. t5cente.
For ple by all newsdealers. Sample copies 10o.
A l- fnte wanted Addrees
UrYOUr OJIG 'OLK'S MAGAZINE.
jal4 Im Box 3010, Boston, Mans.
STRICTLY FORBIDDEN
COGAN'S
CLOTHI NG HOUSE,
19...............Canal Street ....... 19
It is strictly forbidden to allow an Il-ilting garment
to neave the booee.
Our splenldi and complete stock of
Fall and Winter Clothing
is slI of our own make, being cut and made in the
houaeby tret-clss Tailors Iroin the newest patterns in
Clotis, Diagonal sond Catnimeros.
We pride ourilvens upon the ELEGANT MAER,
EX(IELI.ENT CUT. DURAIBLE MATERIAL and
LOWV PRICES of our Custom Made Clothing for mon,
Joutht sant boys.
-- A FEW OF OURS PRICES
Dnurable BUSINESS SUITS, from 86 50 to 1"l.
FALL and WINTER HUi'I, Irom 81 to tl5.
E2legant DIA)ION'?L SUITS. fcon, $13 to $1i 50.
Direm BLACK SUITS, from 815 to $23.
square Clit SACK (COAhTS, trom 85 to 09.
Prince Albert FROCK COATS, from I# to614.
Black Cloth FRO(3K COATS, from ',4 t 615.
St, l1sh CA&SOIMERE PANTS, from 82 75 to 83.
BlaLk tJOEKlN PANTS, from $4 toll 8,. ,
Fine JEANS PANTS, from $1 51 to 51 75.
Fabhionable DRESS VEST, from l5 51)toO) 50.
Boys' SCHOOL and DRESS SUI £5, from t4 50 to $10.
Also, a special line of Fall and Winter CLOTHS,
DIAGONALS. eto, from wlich measures soe taken to
ordor at equally low pricea
COGAN'iO CLOTHING HOUSE,
Opanthe CaeW omboe . i. Ml.
So..,'olo~oo~~o ~ i,...~o~~o utUr=,, i "q
Sair't pae f Is Ink1
There's Millions in_
NOW IS
Betw. Camp & Magazing, Nxw OBLAiNS
A. M. MILLER, Proprietor.
Expreerly fitted up for expeditious wprk in the
folloring line:
FINE BALL OUTFITS,
Pamphlets, Catalogue Sales,
jy-Lawn, Bill Heads,
Letter Heads, " Show Bills,
Dray Receipts, Business Cards,
Tags, Notices,
Account Sales, Hand Bills,
Dodgers, Envelopes,
Labels, Certificates,
Cotton Sales, Funeral Notices,
Druggist's Labels, Election Tickets,
Annual School Cataloga a,
And ilaect everything in the shape of Printiting.
Fully supplied with the latest
NEW TYPE
" PRESSES !
And guarantee good work at lowest rates.
Ruling and Binding in all its various Brancl
Country Orders Solioited.
Cheap Printing!
PELICANlT
9OOK and JOB
PRISNTIN OFFICE,
ll2 & 114 Poyra Street,
! Near Camp, New Orlesas, La.
We are prepared to execute with dispatch, in.
the very best style, all kinds of
PRINT'ING,
I mutcn as
PRICE CURRENTS, BUSINESS CARDS,
MERCHANTS' CIRCULARS, CHECKS,
DRAFTS, PROMISSORY NOTES,
L *5flAysua. zcv1orcsp,
ACCOUNT SALES, DRAY RECEIPTS,
S STEAMBOAT, RAILROAD, STE AIIP, 
AND SUIP BILLS LADING, t
NMANIFESTS, LABELS, CATALOOUESC
WEDDING AND VISITING CARDS,
HAND BILLS, SHOW CARDS, IorUas
BILLS OF FARE. ETC.. ETC.
Cheap Printing!
OUT--SELLING IMMENSELY
THE
CENT I~EXPOSITION
NT ENTENONIAL- PTOl
The only complete, ricy iUw.rsted, oe priv worth, 75
Ipaee, only 1.50o. Tieats of the Leniue hsiory, qu
buildings, wonderful exhibits. urisutlis m retday,
etc. Tae best obena of 100 yeat to corn seos f
as everybody wntsithra workt. 1,00 agent appot
first four weeks 5, 0u wanted. tor full pzrtiul*e
addres s qn'clv.
HUBBERD BROTHERS. PubiUshes.
733 Samsom street. Philadelphtla, Pa.
CAUTIOsN-Be not deceived by premature hoo
assnming to be " offical.," etc. de0t
THE NEW ORLEANS
SANITARY EXCAVATINU COIPIPM ,
(Incorporp ted by an Act of the LegistatniS, -W
Exosliveo Pitpllege of
EMPTYING VAULTS. PRIVIES, SI[KS, El.).
re now in full operation, and are prepared to perf
the above work with promptnes and dispatch.
The advanstages derived from the us of the
Odorless Excavating Apparatus,
as used by the Company. ar that the work ca
performed at any hour of the day or night, the thoreb
manner in which the deposits are removed, the s010
of all offenlsve odors, the short apsce of time
fan ordinary sink being em.tted In from tentelUr
minnte), and, above it, ITS CHEAPN"SS.
All orders left at the Company's omce, No. 15 sm
mon street, or sent to the PosteafBoe. Box Ne 13, wll
receive prompt attention. sSm
OFFICE AMERICAN COTrON TIE
LIMITED.
47...........Carondelet Street ....-. .
NEW ORLMAN~.
IRON COTTON TIE
We beg to inform the publIothat vs.
through our regular establishbed agents to 5la btn
trade in sty quantity with the following dO
TEhe Arrow and Open Side Slot; --'e a 1ro@
Lock Tie Branclh, rooke & Co.'s Loeek i.
We also beg toannsoonoe thnt the iLntaI Oa sow
Beard & o. sad Braneh, Croe aC
merged into the Amerlue Cotton Tie Co teesd
The Company'a New Orleassas t a .* - Ar
Stoma & Tott, Ogdea Aell. Chim M yd, 5J

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