Newspaper Page Text
Somebody came in a dream last night,
Somebody f~ir aad sweet;
The air wdF fall of the violetel breatlr
That bloomed about her feet.
"Somebody whibpered, 'I love you,dear,'
Somebody kissed me there;
Somebody's voice was gentle and lows
There were flowers inlhei'ir.
Somebody held in her. hands my hands,
Said that she missed me, too,
It was summer, with birds and roses,
The sky was summer blue.
Alas, for my beautiful dream,
Now that dyllght Is heie;
The window snotriakes are falling fast
And somebedy is not near.
How could I be happy, dear,
And sigh for my dream anew t
IAsten, I'll tell you what made me glad;
The somebody looked like you.
It is with men's lives as wi th days-some
dawn radiant with a thousauid' eolore,
others dark with gloomy clouds. That
of my Uncle Maurice was one of the
latter. Ile was so sickly when he came
into the world that they thought he
must die; but notwithstanding these
anticipations, which might be called
hopes, he continued to live, suffering and
He was deprived of all the joys as
well as of all the attractions of child
hood. He was oppressed because he was
weak, and laughed at for his deformity.
In vain this little hunchback opened his
arms to the world; the world scoffed at
him and went its way.
However, he still had his mother, and
it was to her that the child directed all
the feelings of a heart repulsed by oth
era. With her he found shelter, and
was happy, till he reached the ago when
a man must take his place in life; and
Maurice had to content himself with
that which othprs had refused with con
tempt. Hls education would have qual
ified him for any course in life; and he
became a clerk in one of the little toll
houses at the entrance of his native
town. Ho was always shut up in his
dwelling of a few square feet, with no
relaxation from the office accounts but
reading and his mother's visits. On flue
annuner days she came to work at the
door of his hut under the shade of a cle
matis planted by Maurice. And even
then, when she was silent, her presence
was a pleasant change to the hunch
back; le heard the clinking of her long
knitting needles, he saw her mild and
mournful profile, which reminded him
of so many courageously borne trials; he
could every now and then rest his hand
affectionately on that bowed down neck
and exchange a smile with her. But this
comfort was soon to be taken from him.
His poor mother fell sick, and at the
end of a few days lie had to give up all
hope. Maurice was overcome at, the
idea of a separation which would hence
forth letve him alone on earth, and
abandoned himself to boundless grief.
He knelt by the bedside of the dying
woman; he called her by the fondesnt
names; lhe 'pressed her in his annr as if
he could so keep her alive. His miother
tried to return his caresses and to an
swer him; ibut her hands were cold and
her voice already gone. She could only
press her lips against the forehead of her
son, heave a sigh and close her eyes for
ever. Those who were present tried to
take Manrice away, but he resisted tlhemn
and threw himself on the now motion
"Dead!" cried he, "Deadl She who
had never left me; she who was the only
one in the world who lovedl me! You,
my mother, dead I What then remains
for me here below t"
A stifled voice replied:
Manrice, startled, raised himself up.
Was it a last sigh from the dead, or his
own conscience that had answered him?
He did not seek to know, but he under
stood thie answer, and accepted it.
It was then that I first knew him. I
often went to see him hi the little toll
house; he mixod in my chillith gamnes,
told mne his best stories and let Ime gath
er his flowers. Deprived as he was of
all external attractiveness, hlie howed
himself full of kindlness to aIll who canme
to him, and though he would never put
himself forward, he had a welcome for
every one. Deserted atnd despised, he
submitted to everything with a gentle
patience; but those who might otherwise
have promoted him as his services de
serve were repulsed by his deformity.
As he had no patrons, he found his
claims were always disregarded. They
preferred before himn those who were
better able to make themselves agreea
ble, and seemed to be granting him a
favor when letting him keep the humble
oftice which enabled him to live. Uncle
Mautice bore iqjustice as he had borne
contempt; anfairly treated by men, he
raised his eyes higher and trusted in the
justice of him who cannot be deceived.
lie lived in an old house in the sub
urbs where many work people, as poor
but not as forlorn as he, also lodged.
Among these neighbors was a single
woman, wholived by herself in a little
garrot, into which came both wind and
rain. She was a young girl, pale and
silent, and with nothing to recommend
her but her wretchedness, and her resig
nation to it. She worked without inter
est and without relaxation; a depressing
gloom seemed to envelop her like a
shroud. ie dejection affected Maurice;
he attempted to speak to her; she re
plied mildly, but in few words. It was
easy to see that she preferred her silence
and her solitude to the little hunch
back's good will; he received it, and
said no more.
But Toinette's needle was hardly snf
ficient for her support, and presently
work failed her. Maurice learned that
the poor girl was in want of everything,
and that the tradesmen refusaed to give
her credit. He immediately went to
them and privately engaged to paythem
for what they supplied Toinette with.
Things went on in this way for sev
eral months. The young dress-maker
continued out of work, until she was at
last frightened at the bills she had con
tractcd with the shopkeepers. When
she came to an explanation with them
everything was discovered. Her first
impulse was to run to Uncle Maurlde
and thank im on her kpee4 Her hab
itual ieseev had4given tvary tq burt
of deepest feeling. It seemed as if grat
itude had melted all the Ice of that
Being now no longer embarrassed with
a soret, the hasuhbaoek ould- give
greater Efteaey to his good oilces. T 0,
nette became to him a sister, for whose
"wants he hid a right to provide, It was
the first time since the death of his
mother that he had been able to share
his life with another. The young wo
man received his attentions with feeling,
but with reserve., All Maurice's efforts
were - insufickient to dispel her gloom.
She seemed touched by his kindneus,and
sometimes expressed her sense of it with
warmth; but there she stopped. Her
heart was a closed book, which the lit
tle hunokback ,might bend over but
could not read. In truth he carol little
to do so; he gave himself up to the hap-.
piness of being no longer alone, and too
Toinette as her long trails had made'
t0 her; he loved her as she was, and wiluid
, for nothing. ise lbut still tc' enijoy her
te This thought insensibly took posse0s
e lsion of his mind, to the exclusion of
to everything else. The poor girl was as
n, forlorn as himself; she had become ac
Scunstomed to the deformity of the hunch.
bid ack, and she seemed to look upon hint
with an affectionate sympathy. What
i more could he wish for ? Until then,
i. the hopes of making himself acceptable
is to a helpmate had been repelled by
Maurice as a dream; but chance seemod
is willing to make it make it a reality.
t After much hesitation ho took courage
and decided to speak to her.
d It was evening; the little htinehlincl,
11 in much agitation, directed his steps to
. ward the workman's garret. Just as he
was about to enter, he thought he heard
a strange voice pronouncing the maid
d en's name. He quickly pushed open
h the door, and perceived T'oinette woep
, ing and leaning on the shoulder, of a'
1- young man in the dress of a sailor.
At the sight of my uncle "she disen
1- gaged herself quickly, and ran to him,,
re crying out, "Alh, come in-come in 1
ie It is he that I thought was dead; it is
o Julien; it is my betrothed !"
it Maurice tottered and drew back. A
1 single word had told him all.
It seemed to him as if the grouni
shook and his heart was going to break;
but the same voice that he haind heard by
e his nother's death-bed again sounded in
his ears, and he seoem recovered himnself
God was still his friend.
Hie himself accomupanied the newly
Smarried pair on the road when they
a went away, and lifter having wished
them all the happiness which was denied
k to himt, he returned with resignation to
is the old house in the suburbs.
It was there that li ended his life,
forsaken by man, but not, as he said, by
Ie the Father which is in heaven. He felt
11 his presentee everywhere; it was to hint
0 in the place of all else. When he died,
I it was with a smile, and like an oxile
setting out for his own country. 1h, who
had connoled himni in poverty and ill.
health, wheni he was suttfling from in
justico nand forsaken by all had maise
death a gain and a blessing.
y Mr. Redblossom idrank mtore than his
r unsual allowance of hot rtun and sugar,
r- one cold niight, the consequlence of wlhich
a was be gave his eager wifei a rathler
n confused account, on his return honme.
"Mr. Snitlh's grocery store invited nr::
to go Iand dritnk cousin Sam-and you
0 see, the weather was dry-and I1 was
y very sloppy-so I said I didn't mind
1, punching one drink-and's- queor how
is my head went into the punch though !
Tihe way home was so dizzy that I
slipped upon a little dlog-the corner of
the street bit me-and an old gentleman
, with cropped ears amild a ltass collar on
is his neck said lie belonged to tihe dog
y and I was--yout nhierstand-i-g-tthat is,
r- Idon't know nothing more abont it!"
No, don't learn a trade, young man.
You might soil your hands, wilt your
shirt collar, antd spoil your complexion
Ssweating. 'ut~ your chin over a coun
ter; leant to talk twaddle to the ladieso;
part your hair in the middle; nmakle ni
as of yourself generally, and work for
t wages that wouldn't suhpport a Chinese
laundry man on rice-fed rats, and leave
a big enoughl balance to pay his washer
e woman-just because its a littie mtore
genteel in the eyes of the people whose
pride prevents them from pounding rock
- or hewing wood, and whose poverty
Spinches worse than otno of those patent
cross-clothes pins, if the truth were only
told. No, don't lean a trade.
a- A VICTIM OF MISPLACED BEEFSTEAK.
a -A Teutonic acquaintance of this place,
le whose name we suppress, through fear
le of being carved, not long ago received a
ac cerilian eye in combat. Being inforn
Ie ed by friend that the application of a
he now beefsteak would be of service in
withdrawing the pain as well as restor
b ing the-natural appearance, he resolved
or to try the remedy. Being met by the
d. friend cnext morning, who inquiring as
:le to how the remedy had benefitted hIm,
e the reply was, "So helup me, Moseo, I
ad put 'em on the wrong eye.-Shrercporl
S Sam Randall thinks he can againhan
r die the honors and perquisites of the
Sg peakership, by bulldozing the Southern
a vote. He tried that game once,. and
:e; succeeded, but the probabilities arp that
She will be unable to do so a second time.
as A more pestilentat ingrate, and sectional
c partisan never sat in thu Speaker's phair,
h- and it certainly is to be hoped that he
ad will not again be permitted to assume
an authority he has hitherto so grossly
j. abused, on promises he is so ready te
ly falsify.-Cily Item.
at A barefooted darkey, while hoeing
Ig, cotton one day, saw his toe nnder a clod,
Ve and thinking it a mole's head, hlit it and
to hurt himself. After working wjth it i
nm while he got tired,sat his foot on a stump
and said: "Well, jes' pain awlay now,
' I don't care a ding; your hurts yoursell
:r wusin yer dum me.!'
n- The young lady should 'ot sing
on "Home, Sweet Home," for the benefit
m of her lover too early in the eviening.
(. THAT OF ALL THE JOTHERS COMpINO,.
id/ : .
o Beware of WATELE8 IITATIONS
/r offered a the Improved Singer
to ,BUY O .LYNfT ! E 6pl flelER IIL( BY
at $95 to $85.
le DON'T WASTE"MONEY on INFERIOR
C, ,OUITERFEiTS. ,
Deal ontly oith the Comnpdy or its
s. Authorized4 Agents.
u THE SINGeR AtUFAVC71URING CO.
NO. 85 CANAL STREET,
at J NO M. TRLAOY,
le OANVA s E r
,y For East and West ,Icton Rouge, East
il, Feliiana and 'Pointe Coupes. mars
Io THIRD STREET,
lmarl 3AT1ON ROT TG TC .
a THIRD STREET,'. . ' BATON ROUWE, LA.
Watches, Clocks Jewelry, Silverware,
, Chromos, PiCture Frames,
in etc., etc.
A WATCHIS,CtOCKS a& EWELRY REPAIREsD WARRANT1E.
Prices to stilt the times. foell
k; LY TLE,
y MAEN STR8ET,
JATON ROUGE, ýA.
t) hoto-glbums, rnm~ms,. Oasts,
CONS''rANTIY ON HAND).
n, COPYING OLD PICTURES A. SPECIALTY.
SIMON M LND LSOHN,
PROVISIONS, WINES, LIQUORS,
r, GLASSWARE, CROCKERY, NOTIONS
GrCUT IERY, ic'TC.,
"Or orner Lafayette and Main Stes,,
fi.l15 IBATON ROUGE, LA
3 EBlue Store
" Nos)i & Stationey DepotQ
S Corner Church and Main Streets.
I NEWS, LITERARY AND FASHION MAGAZINES
of AND PAPERS RECEIVED REGULARLY,
S8taptOe and Fac Sctatio$i,
_ hromos, nCgvin.
Framiwe, Mocidings, Eto.
ArBtl for Fanct Work, Ete,
F. W., 1E1ROMAN, Agent.
l TIE CAPITOIAN always on hand for
nl Mr. CHARLES WIECK having re
cer cived a large stock of
or is now prepared to furmish the same to
re coaslt trado, and supply all local demande
so at rcasonable rates.
S All orders from Plaquemine, Bayou
Goula, Port iHudson, Bayou Sars, Wood
tY villh, Jackson and Clinton promptly at
at tended to.
ly ICITY ICE HOUSE.
Open firom 5:30 A. mr., to 8 P.. M. fel'22
K. ]VV F O1NING,
Ifl CORNER CHURCH AND FLORIDA STS,,
in Satea Retiges, Pr
or- Dealer in School, Miscellaneous and
ed Blank Books, Staple and Fancy
he Stationery, Sheet Music,
, Stamping, Worsted, Canvass and Notions
I of all kinds; Pianos and Organs;
ort Agent for the celebrated
Subscriptions received for any News
n- paper or Magazine published. feb22
at CHARLES WIECK, PROPRIETOR,
n. Corner of Third and Laurel Streets,
uTr, BATN RQOMS, LA,
he Bar-rooms and families supplied with
me CHAMPAGNE, PORT SHERRY, CLARET AND
ly WHITE WINES,
IRISH, BOURBON, OLIVE BRANCH,
rg and other brands of WHISKY.
od, WESTERN LAGER BEER, ALE, PORTER,
ad GINGER ALE, ETC.
a Best brands of CIGARS always on hand.
,w, ARRIAGES AND BUGGIES-From
elf j the celebrated factory of Sayers &
Scovill, Cincinnati. A fine and well
selected stock of Carriages and Buggles,
both top and open; also, Open Carriages,
Doctors' Buggies, etc. Please examine
lfit stock and prices before purchasing else
whore. ANDREW JACKSON.
0 .A As J.. O ,IG j
AIN TIOET, - A"O 0 ",,
or av tS -ia 'aIi 4·~)'Y ,''' ',,
PT o AMOAT, )UdLHASIQGp r'tt!t 'iA~ 4 M
fndyariott other artcles at the.,lowet m:ket 4iee. Melit ," t
mAI kes a fiff edge, and prevents its being p , r si
. ELE R ,S INS , A .MORS, I,,
wo. 7 - - - amV m aUO. z,.OIm,, - - - e. "
(Near the Ferry Ldtng,) . ,
- iAND- '
AAdyarioLL other articles at the lowest market doe. Metal 4 so . tetio s
consisting of large wire put on the abr,
aRkes a stiff edge, and S prevents Its being pressed`
excellent feature. Guarae f o"five Y Or.OI
(Near the Ferry Landing,)
Trunks, Valises, Window Shades, Taks
o TEAM PIP anND STEA FITING OFt ALLKINDS,
N CARPETS, MATING, ETC., ETC.,R
fb BATO TET O OUGE, L A.
Tru nks, ValisesWindFow Shde ,
are t 1 I
y 5 r:g F t .
' r + j WJ,1i. J ,E t:ta 1" 'r
P~~~E4 7 $ ft"1 `~'1 a 7o
'I II t
rd ii 00
ý,ýý ,--Kýý ýE r'4 r t . 1 ". C.,. .·,
s r 1 I t ,
" i~i5 r .JI ..'
- Il Its tt I f a N ° ý ý1f 1
r '1 6 yy,ý 1 n'` 1
,R'iiii~i~ii~a a eiiiigi~ir~f~~r;
I. I7 1: 1-ý 7
1 1. 1 s l 6 1 1
, - F S (E L L 3 !a
la 19p 0 4,rg~
Corner of St. Ferdinand and Europe Stec,
febw lAT6NO11OUGE, LA.
FOBEE If &]OK~a1J, WA3
Hen Lng Oit ry;
Oils, Paiute, Agr oul ura Y klnpl n ýnte
Cobpers', BI. kniths'' and .Carpe nter'
CORNER OF THKIAN f ýLORIDA~rREEYs,
,,.(8igof theaHed PIw,ý
fobS' BATON B (oE, LA.
- Meroha BIW ExhOlange,
hiENRY BUSCH, PzoprIetu .:
CORNER 311 MITI ýp'c URHSTS.
Techqic~t JA~g M gouep
oonstantl on ban7dAjg~n orWla
Beer.' ~ .
; ý:"Ibelamb Al Q I~l·
'Conerg ;t:i i a~sI Iqvttk Bbi dard
The· bet of'Wes Ligqcoe uand i,
f &atetteied iA o
OTTFS J.AIVE1tY ,fPALE,
*AA4jaceut to his.Bblo~nb
- Will alwayrsbe~mu jlied.*ith ROIWES
and CARRIAGOELAB hire, at all hours.
FEDand STABLI1NG for;pimai olb
f-! .,," . M ask I. t'"
IMARIJII OFFCE AND' COO~IN SOoVES,
I ~ SJ~~ I)UC !IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I~
ýý ua'llhej' r d ro ilo' odse
IC ý I l f dd ;
"·, f I .
! al ayg ah Laud: ` ,'
ewpaper, M e a-n n LA.
Subcid C n recived for any Ners
pEDaper or T 3jgaiupboshd pfekb8
, 1- .BE VM
S6 *Iefr*Usiu d7 tia
ýB 1gd;; ;. ,Allati a111xw;bm i
A~t t t .s a
.ACA Aul ~wo.
tornoy, J~ohn ~Bfl~b~~, MnMln
_jAB1fl MO "'R0Uf-couz( Ion
ý~~gi}d y of 1ýno
and ,; of ov a Fia
fl lid mtil of( bw Ibee" ild-- h
Sipdaf- tnw Xoud fphao of
Mliihnu1it&4kud YºcII of 'a +ý ofýºt
AUtrattor of mneuts, Rt"Mi1'
WrJohuný 4w,. Wiamtw
' ditbtind 8ed3etari , :i orge Houdsiuomx.
of ov zntsf nday
U ,Ts W Da .;!Coronoi3 YLmWrt
Jr49t~i; PM);~abdlWasu~;r, J. . q
Stat~ . ind Pli4 ax olector, Wi ,
G,. Paitdolp h Attotfiey, Thb as
B re Ourea"4 strer AlfriMl Duplbvn
tier; A dnditor '0. -P.;!ikall4 ; Usuger,
Pat. S. Hood: .Borish Court meets on
"ý: s fý9ý1ý ý AY iý'y ýg pr~~th, :
$b. iCEr * JUIa - aathsdlaft, ;:'
1G.ard 1uýt'sW.WdB4uPezeam xd,
John. > týrl i ei. ne ;
M. Buuiott; ! bere Ai·re "9th,
Charles Z,;b ~Rpi b;iJth, r barles F.
nraham. ttho ppgx4Tuesdayof
dIr F. A. Rep " ý 0. L. 'Vi rd d
V. ,'. ' rlid+; 3 i~dn~u; 5th,
Dm7 .1.12 51 Bahin; 7th
R. W. Houea.: týPikj aºn"7h
.$4 ;.; 004, G$"WdlEm;eorg i
ji y ry r ' ` ^ ~ a ~ i d g M rn -
V ! 1: f ýW'i11:ý Bv i " k p. uepcr
8. Hood; 4tb, C. Corneliehus;ti,.
Redden; OFk leinper; 7th,
~d~tdL B h~A~L. .9th,
ýrtdn . A r
r ! , B Bit1i:PoibLf erN
.Banr .~ and ~nva wd
in$rmt itT ul. taoti Macckli kele Beefir
inlii bjiirbeabe bugJht a
°botrem lgitrea rit se of WM.GRi-Gf.
ti bbtie Dgi , wbIcW!*iil w ell M f ac
tdryplcsie· WM; GARI.
.~PBSL I.O1TICA TO DAk"ilR -
lr. a ve ito of Can and. Ja
di TlSS411l` of width In wl- ofi r
atbwguiinU - WM GARIIG.
T rET LBU t, o must adver.
T twiein the captolian.