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Devoted to the Interests of the Lower Coast Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries and Commerce.
VOLUME V. POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY, 25, 1913. NUMBER ,
SSTATE NEW'S.
The electoral votes from all states I
are coming in very slowly,. of
sist
A Kentucky woman has endowed a
southern rescue home . for southern 1
girls. mo
Wi
Governor Hall was in New Orleans
im<
last week with his family. He care
fully dodged anything that looked like 1
business or politics. doi
Iby
More steps have been taken to urge the
upon the President the value of placingt
Edgar H Farrar in the position of
attorney general in his cabinet. pri
ttit
Sunday, the feast of the Holy Name, to
there was a great Catholic parade in I
New Orleans participated in by a large I
body of the Catholics of New Orleans. a
Governor Hall has signed the death Co
warrant for the execution of Lewis
Haskell, of Webster parish, to be l
hanged in Baton Rouge, at the State ch
Penitentiary on Friday, Jan. 31st. an
trial of the Teutonia Bank
als who used the bank's money for
their own personal purposes has begun
in New Orleans. Much difficulty is be- bo
ing had in selecting the jury. the
mi
A big rise is expected in the Missis- Ar
sippi river soon. Capt. Sherrill, United
States Engineer, says that there will be
a bank full and that only very low and saic
unprotectt tnds will be flooded. sti
fri
Almost aril of the trade bodies and of
banks of New Orleans have held their th
= anueal elections. Most all of the old
ofrl, have been reelected. Very few
new faces will be seen around the di- tic
rector's tables. pa
The Southwestern Publishers Asso
ciation held their annual convention in in
New Orleans last week.. There was
then a mingled deluge'i f verbiage ar.d
fizzes. There was much 'god cheer, in
many resolutions and all had a jolly ni
good time. w
In a wreck on the I. C. Railroad at d
Brookhaven, Miss., last week two peo- H
pie were, killed and a number were D
badly injured. An open Twitceh was the
cause. E. J. Selby, of McComb, the
brakeman, was killed. C. -Cravick, of re
Crystal Springs, Miss., a fireman, was 0o
the other dead man, al
0i
The stretch of highway ccnn'cting
the ends of St. Cl St., in the par
ishb of Orleans,. the eieellent St.
Bernard shbe ad will be paved with
granitold. ck. The dirtaiee to be
7Off 'tw 'lie work
w one by May or June. b
Alfred Ruthven inventor of a muchly
advertised device to prevent wrecks
.and promoter of a company started to n
sell the stock of the company that 'was a
going to manufacture the device has
been given a three year sentence and a
fine of $1000 for using the mail to de
fraud. The device was faulty and the
stock had a small value to the promot
er's friend and was very valuable when
the purchaser was an unknown.
"The East Baton Rouge Farmers' Un- 'j
'ion has appealed to the Board of Trade a
of Baton Rouge to secure its co-opera- j
tion in getting from that city and from
i the parish public weights and scales
and measures. The matter will prob
ably be put before the city ccuncil at
~ 'its'next meeting, and taken up with
the police jury in February. It is the i
idea of the farmers that there should
be some recognized public scales in the
city, where products could be correctly
Swreighed and measured.
Ex-Governor Sanders was the sole I
witness in the case of the ouster pro- 1
ceedings instituted by Gov. Hall to re
oiove Messrs. Dumser, Hardin and
ernaghan from the New Orleans
Back Board. He was used by the de
fen-e in order to acquaint the court
swithethe intent of the law. The Gov
ernor also aid that under the old law
a board was self perpetuating and
triled its own vacancies. He said he
tinderstood that he could not under the
law supplant members until their
terms had expired.
SThe S. S. 11 Dorado, a Southern Pa
freight steamer plying between
York and Galveston left Sparrows
Maryland, Jan. 1st and has not
beard of since. It should have
>~,bed Galveston a number of days
' The captain. Wood, is a New Or
<ldaan. The boat has been frequenr.
ued in the New York-New Orleans
eie.. The United States Revenue
Winona and Winslow are o9
lookout for her, and all ships that
i avqrse the route of the El Dorado
have been notifleil to look for traces of
vessel '
" Western Fruit Jobbers Associa
held their convention in the city of
Orleln. last week. Tme Ca.iiornia
tion was a very stck'sbudch. - The
that wis wrohght out in ~their
t by the recentc:old wave had a
effect ·on their hopes and de
Incidentally the future of the
iaba o'orange was discussed, and
'isrb suiggested that as Califor
*ij become the supply market for
'i succeeding Florida after
a's crop had been wiped out by a
freeze, Louisiana should take
nIss place now that the orange
"*era& had been destroyed by
~ihar freeae;·-:. ;.
i*1;
I" " ~ i. -
SNATIONAL NEWS.
Miss Anna Gould, now the Duchess
of Tallyrand, is in New York for her
sister's wedding.
Messrs. Pujo and Untermeyer of the
money probe committee will go to
William Rockefeller and take his test
imony privately.
Washington business men regret the
doing away with of the inaugural ball bra
by President Wilson. It will mean to rai
them they say a very big loss. trol
Suffragettes will preach at every cen
Sprincipal corner of Washington during you
the inauguration hoping by this means [uy
to convert many to their faith. don
Mr. Wilson, our next president, had nial
a talk about the Panama Canal with che
Colonel Goethals who is best able of all I ds
men to tell him about the canal. chi
President Elect Wilson writes the viv
chairman of the inaugural committee chi
and advises that gentleman that it is qu'
his wish that the inaugural ball feature gar
be dropped. I
The government has ordered the gun san
jdcn
boat Nashville to New Orleans during Yb;
the carnival. This gun boat was in her
many thrilling fights during the Spanish cs
American war. d'u
The restoration of the $250.000 bill to dot
aid Indian victims of disease is being tire
strenuously advocated by the Indian's qui
friend in Congress. This is a just way .e
of gratitude. We owe the Indian more sue
than that paltry sum. rat
The American Publisher's Associa- me
tion advocates a cut on the tariff on sor
paper. Yet many of these editors on i
the same paper would write editorials lui
arguing for protection for American 1,
industry against foriegn competition. r"
Foulke E. Brandt, who was caught la
in a wealthy New Yorkter's home at 1o
night with this New Yorker's wife and
who was then'sentenced to prison on a de
charge of attempted burglary was par- m
doned by Governor Sulzer of New York us
He had asked for a pardon from Gov.
Dix, who had refused him. Ci
A North Carolina University student;:
recently shot and seriously wounded ir
one of a party of hazers who were
about to make him "walk the plank" av
or do some other more or less harmfuil la
"stunt." The North Carolina student
was not indicted by the grand jury. Se
This is along the line of steps that have le
Sbeen taken to imprison bazers, re
' Piresident trat'adviss 'ir. Wilson to
beware of radicalism. "Keep to the I
middle of the road," he says, "its your
move and your term." By their fruits
ye shall know them, seems to be in his f
Smind when he says "if you succeed we °
applaud, if you fail then our course is a`
proven the right course and you should E
a applaud us." ta
e There is a sailor called "Typhoid et
.Mary" in California who ic so full of 1i
n germs that no sailor will sail on ship
with him. Between August, 1908 and ai
February 1912 he was aboard the Acme *
* Thirty of his fellow seamen were
le stricken with the fever and three died. "s'
' He was discharged to prevent a mutiny. rt
n t.
New York State has a bill under con- el
sideration which practically forces 1a- le
it bor employers to take out accident in- q
surance in favor of the workmen. Fort
ie partial inability it provides for a week- C
Id ly compensation of fifty per cent of the ii
ie wages with a maximum'of ten and al
Lmnimum of five dollars a week for not
more than 300 weeks. For total dis
ability after the first 300 weeks the
le the compensation is 40 per cent with
a- maximum $8 and minimum $4 a week.
e- Mr. Arsene Pujo of our state and 9
chairman of the money trust committee
" admits the complete failure of the
money probing and cites as his reasons e
t for this surrender the shortness of
time and the absence of power to pro
ceed which is a senatorial bestowal. A
report based on thevincomplete inquiry I
e with measures advocated to remove
he some of the sore financial spots that
!ir the inquiry hits'shown up to the people
f*ill be made.
'a- Edward F. Mylius, of London, Eng
en land, who was convicted of libelling
" King George of England by the pub
ot lishing of a story relative to the mor
ye ganatic marriage of the King with the
Y5s daughter of an admiral of the English
- Navy at Malta yearsago is held at New
st- York. Immigration officials contest the
;nS right to admit the English journalist
.ue into this country. Mylius' attorneys
0.!) qlaim that the offense was political.
at i The officials claim the offense criminal. I
do If political the journalist should be ad:- j
of mitted, if criminal the law of the land
prevents his entrance. '
ia- - Governor Cole Blease of South Caro
of lina, who stunned the members of the
nia. Governior's Conference at Richmond
'he some. time ago. by saying things that
ieir they'believed yet did not dare to say
I a their belief, attacks eiewspapers in his
de- message to his state legislature and he
the declares that such unbridled attacks
mnd may cause bloodshed. Governor Blease
ror- is a dynamo of sensations. He is al
for ways supplying the world with sensa
Oter ttional news. Now he says that the
ya people of other states have maligned!
ake 'him in their papers. He tells the legis
age i lature to stop these attacks or blood
by shed will some day follow from their
inaction.
L' Habitation Saint=Ybars
Ou
Maitres et iscilares en Louisiatie.
Recit Social
Par Alfred Mercier.
La plantation de Saint-Ybars em
brassait, dans son ensemble, un ter- de
rain d'un mille et demi de face sur tail
trots de profondeur. I1 avait quatre ait
cents esclaves, hommes et femmes, tud
pour les travaux des champs, dix-hult et.
ouvriers speciaux, dix jardiniers, vingt dre
domestiques pour le service de la vei
maison, deux cents mulets, trente J
chevaux douze de luxe, une vacherie, rer
des troupeaux de moutons et de tra
{chivres, plhsieurs basses-cours, un ei
vivier, quatre colombiers, vingt-cinq cbt
chiens de chasse, un dnorme dogue re:
qu'on lichait seulement la nuit, pour sta
garter la maison. dic
Une discipline sagement ralsonnie vis
s'appliquait A tout le personnel de ce mc
dcmaine. maltres et esclaves. Saint- ma
Ybars Otait severe, mats juste. Mal- vit
heureusement, 11 Otait sujet d des ac- loi
i ces de colre, qui quelquefois Otaient El
d'une telle violence qu'ils faisalent ses
douter de sa raison et de la bontd nat- cri
f urello de son coeur. Mais ii dtait celui toi
3qui souffrait le plus de ses emporte- et
i rents; car, A ses explosions de fureur de
succedait une tristesse ambre qui du- so:
rait une semaine. 11 almait tendre- L'i
- ment son pere, et le vdn6rait; macs, A de
a son tour, il exigealt que ses enfants, .Oc
1 dont ii se savait aime, eussent pour tri
5 lui-m me le plus grand respect. Aus- no
n at, quand on le vit arriver avec Chant- ell
d Oisel, tous les membres presents de ex
t la famille alltrent-ils au-devant de lui, hi
t pour le saluer et I'embrasser. cu
d La votture s'arreta sous un groupe li1
a de palmiers dont les tiges Olancoes de
niontaiont jusqu'au niveau de la bal- pi
k ustrade du toit. se
. A ina manitre dont chacun caressa Vi
Chant-d'Oisel, P6lasge comprit qu'elle d'
t 6tait la gAt6e de la maison. Elle s'em- pl
d prLeca de demander des nouvelles deg:
. L6 mou; on lui apprit qu'il Otait sorti ge
1 avcc son trebuchet, pour attraper des c
it tapes.
t Quuelques minutes aprts le retour de ja
SSaint-Ybars, la premiere cloche pour pl
,e le diner sonna. Chacun se retira, pour tr
refratchir sa toilette. Un des: irres q
[te DsMfi utlitiifst Pdlasge ila chinm 1L
toe tIre ou'on lui destinait; elle Otait sit- ci
ui e aO l'extremitd de la galerie, A V
s gaucye, faisant an fleuve. gi
is i II Ia trouva entitrement de son gout. ie
r Apris en avoir.contempl6 les details lf
is avec plaisir, 11 s'avanga sur la gal- di
Id erie, et parcourut du regard tout let ci
tatilcan qut s'Otendait entre la mafson
idet le fleuve. 11 vit deux homnies it p
of Icheval entrer dans l'avenue qu'il ven- v
ait de suivre, quelques instants apar- a
yip
nd avant, avec Saint-Ybarc et Chant-d'Oi- ti
sel. A mesufe qui les cavaliers s'ap- p
re procherent, 11 distingua un viellard a
isuivi d'un jeune negre. Quand ils tu- li
rent arrives, le jeune negre sauta i p
terre avec la souplesse d'une panthtre. t
'n et alla tenir le cheval de son mattre:
le vicillard descendit plus prestement
o- que n'eussent fait beaucoup d'honimes
or i::oins Ages qui lut. Saint-Ybars ac- r
courut, embrassa le vieillard, et ces
parolles arrivbrent aux oreilles de P0- i
i lasge: I
iot
"Mon pere, comment vous portes- t
hej us?"
,tht "Tras bien, mon fils; toi aussi, a.
ce queo e vois. Et Chant-d'Oisel!"'
"Parfaittment. J'a encore fait une 1
.nd folie pour elle."
Lee "Ah! qu'eat-ce done?"
he "J'at achetd une jeune femme dont I
s elle ayatt envie."
of "Tu as bien fait, mon fils; 'It faut, I
r;autant qu'on peut, rendre les enfanta
.lheureux; on 'ne salt pas .ce que 'ave
iry i nir leur r~serve; une satisfaction ac
ve
at cordde I une fillette par son pare,
meme au prix d'un exces de complais
ance, e est autant. de gagn6 pour elle
dans cette partie d'cheecs quoe tous,
rg- jeunes on vieux, nous jouons avec le
ing sort.
ub- "Je crois," - continua Saint-Ybars,
or- "que j'at en la main heureuse pour
tha Ddmon; j'ai trouvd un jeune profes
lish
sc11 quit parait tres bien."
'eTant mieux, mon fits, mile fois
the
ist mieux; ,D6mon est terriblement
on retard! espDrons quoe le nouveau
eapl jyr:cepteur saura tnl faire rattraper tq
temps perdu. Ton Monsieur Heh6, n'eon
adi ddplaise' it cousine Pulcherie, est, avec
and toute son erudition, un maladroit qui
n'a jamaIs an...
P41asge n'entendlt pas la fin de la
phrase; te vieux Saint-Ybars et son
the I fits avangaient tout on parlant; leurs
hond paroles se perdirent souis la galerie.
thatt
Quand leurs pas retentirent sur I'ess
h caller, qui conduisait du.-rez-de-chus
shese i ta galerie d'en baut, ii alla an
eckse devant d'eux et salua le vietllard.
ase Cette marque empressee de defdrence
at- fut une heureuse Inspiration; elle plut
nsa beaucoup & Saint-Ybars, et non momns
the " :on pere.
ied Sur I'habitation on appelait le pbre
,gis- j de Saint-Ybars vieux maitre, on conmme
tood- disalent les negres en on seul mot
heir Vieumatte; nous le nommerons de la
mgmen maniare.
Vieumaite dtait, comme soq fils, haut Les(
de taille, mais un peu courlT4; ce n'6- un l
tait pas le poids de 1'A e qui l'inclina- 0ono0
ait ainsi en avant, mais bien l'habi- p`r
tude de so tenir penchO sur ses livres rem
'Lal
et ses paperasses. Au besoin, 11 se re- ma
dressalt; alors, son front dtait de ni- A
veau avec celui de so files. tail
Au premier abord, 16lasge no se n e
rendit pas compte de l'mpression ex- qua
tr.o dinaire que VieutIiaite produisit Si
srr lui; elle tenait i e quo les deux tScu]
BPp
cdtds de la figure du .leillard no se
resseniblaient pas. Los peintres et les vin
cell
statuaires, que leur art oblige A dtu- cell
dier alternativement tos les traits du es
Svisage, savent trds bier que sos deux I La
tics
moitids no sent jamais identiques;
lasg
mais jamais ni peintre ni statuaire ne
vit cette dissemblance poussde aussi
loin que chez le pere ie Saint-Ybars. e
Elle commengait A la - te; A droite, Ia
ir~e
sos cheveux se dressalent comme une
crinire de lion furieun A gauche, ils osC
YtI
Stomlaient d'un air dplose sur la tempe
et le front. L'oeil droit, 'un beau bleu siC]
tior
de cil, dtait largemon -ouvert; 11 en ti
sortait une lumidre :'lve mais douce.
L'oeil gauche se voy;alt A peine entre d'01
mna
I des paupidres, demi-closes; il- s'en ma
auxY
dbhappait un rayon mirin, froid, pane
r trant. A droite, lee 1lves etaient pro
nonedes et bienveillants; A gauche,
elles etaient fortement. tirdes en bas,
pro
s exprimant la ddfiance cette expres- Ipro
;~s : qu'~
lon de defiance dtait utant plus ac- at
tEar:
cusde, que le vieillard vait la singu
e lidre habitude de tenir tre ses dents, iu
s de ce c8td, une petite lranche de cy
Spris dont le poids augz entait I'abais
1,101
semnent de as bouche : Fait curieux
a Vieun;aite ne regardt. jamais que et
e d'un c8td; diu ct6t droit, si . on lul .lu
lusi
1 plaisait et s'ill.avait con Iance; du coted u
eu
e gaudie, cquand. it se tnait sur se5s
:1 gardcs, ou quanid ii n'allat pas la per
5 -Onpp-- rincde devant Il. a
I . a:
Les nigres, on le sa t, no laissent
.e jamais in apergues lea particularitds 1 sy
ir physiques ou morales e leurs mal- (
ir tres:; Hs. les dosign tonjours par
$ quelque mot ben aappr I_.8u- haki
a- hintlii gainit-Ybars, lee esciaves appel- I sa
t- sient la moiti& droite du visage de
il \ mnite le cte du soleil; lIa molti6]
gauche 1e cut6 de I'ombre. Quand ils
t. le vcyaient venir, ils disalent, solon
Is les circonstances, avec la prdclsion
an
I- du langage crdcle: "Cote solell ounla
le cote lombe ape vini." .
in "Saint-Ybars laissa Pdlasge avec sonp
iI pore. Le vielliard engages la con- tri
n- versation, en opposant i son interloc
In:
.r- uteur le cute d l'ombre. Pdlasge ne
)i. tarda pas comnprendre que le granu
p- pre de Demon, en lui fournissant a
rd avec courtoisie l'occasion de prendre
u- Ila parole, le sendait; acceptant I'&
Li,
ii preuve sans crainte comme sans os
,e. tentation, is parcourut rapidement la6
e: gamme des connaissances humaines;
ut tl passa de l'histoire A la philosophie, el
fril
es ot Ce cellecdi aux sciences; puis, re
P,
Ic- mu-tant aans le.passd, ii prit la poedsie
es 4 sa source dans Homdre, et Ia iuivlt 0
ria o pvers les Ages daas Virgile, Dante, ,
Milton, Byron, Lamartine et Hugo. II
z- dessina, en quelques traits, les an
tipucs pinmes de l'Inde et de la Ju
A di .e. A mesure qu'il parlait, la ttte
de l'octogdnaire pivotait Insensible- I
oe ment sur son cou; peu d peu le oc6t
de i'ombre s'effaCa, le cdtd du soleol
parut. Etonud de la science et de
at i'erudition du jeune professeur. Vieu
maite d~piouvait une jole mele d'admni
at, ration on 1'entendant parlor, dans un
Its langage: simple mais chaud d'enthousl
t
ve. ImUe, des choses quoe lau-tme il aim
ac- ait avec passion.
re, Quand la seconde cloche du diner
tis- retentit, Pdlasge avait entibrement i
lie fait la conquete du vieutx Saint-Ybars.
us, CHAPITRE IV.
La Famille A table,
es, La salle A manger dtalt au rez-de
z. Chanssbe. Elle formait un rectangle
os-l dent chaquc grand cOtd dtait dclaird 0
par cinq portes vitrdes, celle du mi
ois iiei 4tant cilutrde et plus large que les '
ent auties; elles donnalent sur les galer
~au ies.. Un dos petits c6tds avait trols
1q poites virdes; . l'autre deux separdes t
'en par tne cheminds; elles conduisalent i
vec a l'office, aux caves et A differentes
qui Pidces se rapportant au service de la
table; i
Q.a Quand Vieumaite entra dans la salle 11
son A manger, appuyd sur le bras que Pb
nirs lasge liii avait offert. avc un respect I
*iC. filial, le premier service 6tait sur la
l's- table, et tous los convives attendal
ius- eit, debout, Ie vdndrd chef de la fa
an- mille. II y avalt vingt-quatre con
ra. verts. Vieumaite pr-senta le nouveau
Ice profeaseur aux personnes qui no l'avai
plut ent pas encore va, et s'assit. Aprds
jlns llui Saint-Ybars s'assit jiuals, chacun
p1-it sa place. Trois siges 6taienit in
Bre cccupds; 'un dtait celul de Ddmon, les
sine deux autres dtaient r;s&bd anux
mot Ibdtes quoe le basard pouvalt amener. I
e Ia La cfhaise -est~e vde avecct 4de Pd
lasge, dtait celle do son iitur dldve., I
Les deux bouts de la longue table etai
cut occupes, I'un par Saint-Ybars, sa A
fille ainde et son mari, Chant-d'Oisel as a
et Mile. Nogolka; l'autre par Vieu- one
maite, une de ses petites-filles et son for 1
marl, et P6lasge. Mme. Saint-Ybars wha
ties.
avait sa place au milieu de la rangde, ans.
e la droite de son marl; Mlle. Pul- and
cherie 6tait vis-a-vis d'elle. so
Quatre jeunes n6gres, une mulat- "1e3
resse et trois quarteronnes se tenai- othe
ent autour de la table, attentifs a leur so0 I
Lesogne. A l'un des coins de la salle.
un negre du plus beaui noir, a physi
onomie intelligente, se tenalt debout 'W
pres d'une table en chone massif; il the
remplissait les doubles fonctions de ilg
maitre d'h8tel et d'6cuyer tranchant. I mad
ing
Au-dessus des convives, deux 6ven- an
tails suspendus au plafond etaient mis wirn
en mouvement par deux negrillons de the
quatorze A quinze ans.
Suir on signe du maitre d'hotel, lea
I scupiures pos6es sur la table lui furent A
upportCes.. Dans un temps tres court, cov
vingt et une assicttes pleines d'un ex- Seti
cellent potage 6taient placees devant a
Ies convives, at le diner commengait. In
La conversaticn s'6tant engag6e sur abII
Sfor
des questions particulibres au pays, PB
1 lasge resta discrctement silencieux; ce
Squi lui permit de faire connaissance
avec tous Les visages de la famille. scr
II :egardait ct reflechissait, 6vitant "ca
avec soin de prendre lee airs d'un phil- litti
oscphe on d'un 6plucheur. Mme. Saint- -eMt
Yiars lui plut; elle avait une expres- d
sicn de grand douceur et de resigna- she
ticn un peu triste. Mlle. Pulcherie ne
le seduisit pas; elle lui parut p6trie
d'orgueil et de sets prejugas. 11 re
marqua qu'elie donnait plus d'ordres the
aux domcstiques que Mme. Saint- als,
YI;ar2; elle parlait haut et d'un ton the
rimp6 leux. Elle n'avait jamais 6t6 de- all
msmande en mariage, et i1 n'6tait pas has
3 ec
probable, avec sea quarante-cinq ans, se
qiu'ciie dfit I'tre jamais. Elle 6tait du q(
rang des Saint-Ybars. Conime tous He
fos I gens de cette lign6e, elle 6tait
t une taille 6lev6e; mais encore plus
y grosse que grande, elle 6tait obligee, nu
Si'our faire contre-poids j la masse ki
x enorme de sa gorge, de t6nir ses 6paules ali
+o 1ut sa tite rejetdes en arriare, ce qui
xi
lui d&nnalt un air' de reine dedaign
SceuCe ct mecontente. Par ses maires
ig anchantes et dominitrices, dlle avait th(
- iris beaucoup d'empire sur . Saint- I
bu
bar'; II avait plus de confiance en
at '
it son jugement qu'en celui de sa femme.
is
i Mlme. Saint-Ybars, qui avant toute
schose voulait la paix, cedait toujours t
I lIa terrible cousine, quand celle-4l,
Isatit ses raisons une avalanche de ti:
le paroles et de cris.
SMlie Nogolka fun une dse-personnes
isM. Hh6.
M le. Nogolka fut une des personnes
n qui attirent le plus I'attention de Pe-r
u lasge. Ii se demanda quel age elle
pouvast avoir. 11 n'4tait pas facile de 01
Sr6pondre. Les cheveux de l'institu- b
,n.{
j trice etaient deja presque blanes; I
m mais sa figure, bien quo fatigu6e et
le dIcoloroe, accusait au plus vlngt-cinq
LU ans. Sa physionomie avait un carac-or
ntre de concentration profonde, 'gt
re
no quelque chose de mysterieusernent
'6
Lragqiue; 11 sembla & P6lasge qu'elle I.
devait vlvre beaucoup de ia vie intd
sa ricure. Mail, dans cette retraite en lhi
; elle-mime, de quelles pens6es se nour- s
erissalt-elle? "Voila, des yeiix, se dit in
ulPasge, qui ont bIeaucoup pleure, m
ou beaucoup veill6 pour .1lre et r
6crlre. Quo pout-il y avoir dans
to, le pass6 de cette interessante per
.onne? un chagrin peut-6tre, dont le
rtn
souvenir l'obsede encore. Qul salt?'
Sioeut-atre ia prdoccupation doulour
ite
cuse dont elle s'alimente, a-t-elle ses
ile
racines dans le pr6sent."
3t6
eil PBlasge regarda encore une fois
Mlle. Nogolka.
"Elleo a. dl tre bien belle, se dit-l;'
eus
oile l'est encore, ma fol. Ses cheveux
mi
bIancs ne le d6parent pas du tout; ello
un
ressemble 8 une jeune femme du
Im- temps oil I'oi. se poudrait la t6te."
P4lasge ramena ses yeux sur son as
siette, et continua son monologue men- c
ner
tal. Quand ii releva Ia t~te, Ml1e. No
golza avalt les yeur fixks eur lui.
3rs. "Du son cOt6 elle m'observe, pensa
t-l; quelle id6e peut-else se former i;
do moi? En tout cas, je feral de mon t
-de- mieux pour m'attirer son estime; ello
igle parait trop distinguee, trop intelli
ir6 gente, pcur quoe je n'ale pas & cosur
mi- de lui inspirer luno bonpe opinion deo
les mol."
er- On allait passer au rdt!, loreque plu- i
rois sieurs enfants, lee uns noirs, lee aut
'6ee tree bruns plus: au moins clairs, vin-j
lent rest so ranger en demi-cercle pros de
Ites Saint-Yb~irs. Nds de parents attach6s I
la an service do la maison, ils 6talent I
blen diff~rente des enfants dont lesei
alle pores et m~res travaillaient aux
P.- champs; toujours en contact avec
pect leurs maltres, ils 6talent beaucoup plus
r la 6veill6es et plus espi~gles que les ne
Idai- grillons du camp. ii
fa- "Ah! vous void, vous autres, mau
cou- (To be Continiued.)
reau
ysa- it Depends.
pros "Does a hen 'lie' or 'lay' eggs?"
asked the teacher. "She doesn't do el,
ther when the prices are high," ex
0 in- plained the ~young suburbanite.--Bufi
,les tfalo Express.
mer. I Man's Allotment of Blood.
P6- The averasinan hae twenty pounds
Ive. of blood.
Sharp Witness.
A humorous man being subpoenaed T
as a witness on a trial for an assault, bee;
one of the counsel, who was notorious and
for brow-beating witnesses, asked him joy
what distance he was from the par- his
ties, when the assault happened; he
answered: "Just four feet five inches
and a half." "How come you to be
so very exact?" said the counsel.
yei
"Because I expected some fool or sh
other .would ask me," said he, "end co
so I measured it."
Strengthening Bed Springs.
When bed springs sag in the middle row
the defect may be remedied by plac- row
nlug under the springs another spring Dea
made of woven wire fencing; stretch- ev
ing the wire as tight as possible. For
an iron bed the ends of the woven
wiro may be undone and fastened to
the bed frame.
ar
Found New Use for Whisky. th
A new use for whisky has been dis- th
covered by a Sepoy of Ipoh, Straits
Settlements. The man recently poured
a quantity of the spirit into his eyes
in order to inflame them, and so en
able him to procure a medical order on
for a pension. the
ha'
Mattei' ofi Sound. Ina
It was at one of the West Side
schools the other day that the word
"catch" came up in the lesson. The
little girl, who was reciting did not by
recognizs the word, and another small I ert
damsel was asked to define it. "Catch?" helrt
Sshe acked. "'Why catch means just he
td ketch."-Mother's Magazine.
Teaching Good Writing.
Good writing is mainly, a habit,
f therefore b'oegin early to teach It; it is e
also a matter of keenness and care, Ing
1 therefore, insist, at all times and in aer
- all places, on good, legible, careful
3 handwriting. These two principles
seem tr me to lie at the root of the
quc;ticfl of teaching this subject."-
SHeadmistress Ladies School.k
3 -n__ __ _Ith(
t_ _ f "hi
0 :oi. Protecting the Game. I
Where should be r.a law limiting tht
number of sportsmen a gunner mna
Skill in one season.-Washington Her kn
S aid.' 1fe
ife<
tot
º Concomitant.
s "What! Fifty centa for putting in
t the load of coal? You charged only a
qLuarter the last time." "'Yes, mum;
nbut coal has ris."-Boston Transcript. j ye
The Sneezer.
I "At whom are you looking?" de
s manded the young lady of the young
iOman who. obatructedo ihr path,
o "rep lied' the hay fever vie-'I
1tim, and hurried away.
n Keeping Tea Xot.
Any hot drink, such as tea, may be ci
sIkept in scalding condition ii, a tightly
1 sealed *jarthenwaru jar. The jar is
I placed in the- center of a box stuffed
with hay. The tea should bh poured a
Le off the leaven after proper infusion, h
11before being placed in the far. ea
8t iNew Way,
Flirt, and the men dirt with you;
C love, and you love alone.-G. B. I
% Bterne.
at __ _ _ _ _ _ j i
lei Daily Thought.
1 Alexander the Great, reflecting on
ml his frienda degenerating into sloth
ir- iid juxury, told them that it was a
iot nwst clavish thing' to luxuriate and a
iomot royal thing to labor-.-Isaac Bar
So. That the Woeli May Knr.w.
e. A good many wvidows get n:mritid
merely to show that they can, and not
I because they )iave any likirg for
As Why Women Are '-ost.
The truth is women are lost b'e
cause they are dellberate.-Amelia E.
Barr.
du I Not an Appetizing Thought.
Electricity may be a nourishing
food, but imagine going into a restau
e I rant and ordering a volt smothered in
Bf-oiions.
And Gossip.
sa- Neither does culture consist entire.
icr 1y in joining a literary society devoted
o to bridge whist.-Atchison Globe.
i. Began With Laughter.
Nothing ever happened on this globe,
der for good, at which some people did
a not have thair fill of laughter in the
outset -Charles DIrtens.
au- Quite a Number.
tin- 'I understand when Smith went out
de for the first time in his new machine
hs he struck quite a gait." "I believe
ent he struck a dozen gates before he fin
les ished the machine."-Exchang2.
mux
vec Perita of Science.
ilus The discovery that aa'gle worms can
. think raises the di':tum that an oys
ter may be sr.ssed in love irom a hon
'mot to a debatable scientific proposi
lu- n.
Let Ananias Lie in Peace.
One of the boys is talklng about
casting a light on Jonah. Yes, let's
change biblical characters for a. while
and. give poor, overworked Ananiaa a
deserved and to be appreciated rest.
.Milwaukee News.
Pa' I *nm Ous!-s!ue l* M:S- pcI
~L5Si8A 'Aliaap ~Ic I suq puup~az z.a~ei
siuorf~ AuiyW ;~puviueZ MON
Joy-Ride Feature.
The witness testified that he had
been knocked down by a motorcar
and that the chauffeur, who was a
joy-rider, had given no warning of
his approach.
No Escape.
"I saw Dr. Flint stop at your house
yesterday. Anything serious?" "I
should say there was. He came to
collect his bill."
Never a Business ?roposltion.
"There a!n't never no use of bor
rowin' trouble an' givin' up your
peace of mind as security, 'cause you
never get the security back."-Myrtle
Reed, in "The Jack-O-Lantern House."
Mismated.
"They say, 'The fool and his moaey
are soon parted."'" "That's all 'ight.
What beats me is why the dickens
they should go together to begin
with."
Exit.
Since there are no longer alny guns
on the gun deck or any berths on
the berth deck, the naval authorities
have wisely decided to:. abolish the
names.-Chicago Recordflerald.
Origin of the Scientist.
After reading an exhaustive treatise
by some scientist who claims that povw
erty ito the cause of bow legs, we can't
help wondering what causes some sci
entists.-Philadelphia Inquirer.
Hardly Worth the Finding.
An advertisement recently appear
ed in a daily paper in Germany offer
Ing a reward for a watch lost from ap
i aeroplane.
Hj is Snakeship.
Charlie, two and one-half, was play
ing in the yard. A snake ran across
the walk. "O," he called excitedly,
"here is nothing with a tail on it!"
Buperscience.
Modern science is that practical
Sknowledge of truth that urges us to
feel an oyster's pulse and. look at its
tongue before we eat it.
Part of the Dowry.
Housemaid-"And are you going to
your young lady's wedding?" Cook
"Rather. Mistress has given me tb
!her as a wedding present."
I.
4g Real Joy ofstFopptng
`uio, after she has purchased a bar- 4
gain, in looking arouind and trying to
find a place where rbhe might have
1bought the same article a few cents
Scheaper.
Is i
15 On the Contrary.
"People in very cold climates ggi
d a heavy diet." "No, they don't-thfey
, have light diet. Don't the Eskimo
eat candles?"-Baltimore American.
Abraham Lincoln'at Plea.
Both read the same Bib. and pray
to the same God; and each invokes
his aid against the other. Let us
judge not that we be not 'judged.
Abraham Lincoln.
As to Music..
a To love the best music, and to de
a rive from it all the good which it can
r- give us, we must hear good music,
and hear a great deal of it.-The Bell
man. i
Hair. \.
A French cclentist makes the an
ot nouncement that baldness is a sign of
r intellectual greatness. Let us not be
hasty in accepting his theory. He may
have a grudge against some fiddler.
be New Light on a Terpsichorean Event.
S"What," sked' the casual student'
of the higher literature, "did the poet
refer to when ha wrote:, "On with the.
dance; let joy be unrefned?" "Oh, I
ag don't know," replied the lowbrow. "un
u. less he was describing one wf those
in turkey trot affairs."
Woman's Limitations.
"Is there anything n-oite'a esn't do?"
ire asks the Birmingham Age-Hierrld. We
ted have never heard of at m-.- : i; h. : was
able to become a lfth:r-in-!lcw.
Importance of Play.
be. To the decree that mankind shall
lid work for its daily bread, is added the
he decree that mankind shall play, for
the salvation of both its body and soul
-a decree so inwrought in the very
constitution of man that there is no
ut greater danger to mankind, especially
me in its state of childhood, than the
,ve prevention or misdircctlon of play.
n -Richard Watson Oild'.r.
What's in a Name?
"Eve, the eldest, was called Eve
I on purpose that she might feel human,
.an and not compelled to wear a halo, like
rys the people called Marie."-Eve, by
)on Maarten Maartens.
Love Altered.
Some women's love is like a foot
man's livery--slightly altered to fit
out and handed on to the new man.-The
at's rattler.
hile
.; a ' Poor Man.
t He has only beek wearing trousers
since 1814.
put I e Daily Thought.
S ime misspent is not lived, but Ast.
4 .- .Tiner.

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