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OVER THE UAKISTERS. t
Over the banistersibends a face,
Darlingly sweet and beguiling;
Somebody stands in careless grace,
And watches the picture, smiling.
The light burns dim in the hall below;
Nobody sees her standing, t
Saying good night again, soft and slow, f
Half way up to the landing. I
Nobody, only the eyes of brown,
Tender and full of meaning,
That smile on the fairest face in town,
Over the banisters leaning.
Tired and sleepy, with drooping head,
I wonder why she lingers,
And when all the good nights are said!
Why, somebody holds her fingers
Holds her fingers and draws her down,
. Suddenly growing bolder,
Till her loose hair drops its masses brown
Like a mantel over his shoulder.
Over the banisters soft hands fair
Brush his cheek life a feather;
Bright brown tresses and dusky hair
Meet and mingle together.
There's a question asked, there's a sweet
She has flown like a bird from the
But over the banisters drops a "Yes"
That will brighten the world for him
A WOMAN'S PERIL.
"I suppose you are wondering wh3 I
keep that ugly old chest," said Mrs. R.,
"and I nnust own that it's not very orna
m-ental; but it saved my life once, for
all that. I see you think I am making
fun of you, but I'm not, indeed; and
when you hear the story, I think you'll
agree with me that I have good reasoh
to value it, ugly as it looks.
"This is how it happened. When we
first came out to India, my husband was
sent to make the survey of theNerbndda
Valley, one of the wildest bits in all
Central India; and we really were, at
first, the only white people within forty
or fifty miles. And such a time as we
had of it ! If my husband hadn't been
as strong as he is, and a perfect miracle
of patience as well, I don't see how he
could have stood what he had to do. It
was dreadful work for him, being up
sometimes for a whole night together, or
having to stand out in the burning sun,
when the very ground itself was almost
too hot to touch. And as for the native
workmen, I never saw such a set-al
ways doing everything wrong, and never
liking anybody to put them right. When
the railway was being made they used
to carry the earth on their heads in
baskets; and when Mr. R. served out
wheelbarrows to them, they actually
carried them on their heads in the same
way! I couldn't help laughing at it,
though it was terribly provoking, too.
And that was just the way they all were.
If there was a wrong way of using any
thing they'd be sure to find it out. Even
our Butler, or khitmurgar, who was
much better than most of them, came
one day and bogged an old pair of de
canter labels that my husband was go
uing to throw away; and when the man
came in next mornitng, he had positively
turned them into ear-rings, and went
about quite gravely with "Port" in one
ear and "Sherry" in the other I
"However," if the native men worried
me, the native beasts were fifty times
worse. It was no joke, I can assure you,
tobe awakened in the night by the roar
of a tiger close under the window, or
by an elephant crashing and trumpeting
through the jungle with a noise like a
mail-coach going at full gallop into a
hot house. Well, as soon as that was
over the jackals would set up a squeal
ing like so many frightened children;
and then a dreadful native bird, whose
name I have never found out (I suppose
because no one could invent one bad
enough for it) would break out in a suc
cession of the most horrible cries-just
like somebody being murdered-until
the noise fairly drove me wild.
"And then the aunts I but you've seen
them for yourselves, and I needn't tell
you about them. But all this while I'm
neglecting my story.
"One day (it will be long enough be
fore I forget it.) my husband was out as
usual at his work, andl the nurse had
gone down to tile other native servants
at the end of the 'compouud,' as we call
this big enclosure; and I was left alone
in the house with my little Minnie yon
der, who was then just about a year old.
By this time I had got over my first
fears, and didn't mind a bit being left
by myself; indeed, all the lower win
dows having bars across them, I thought
that I was safe enough; but I little
dreamed of what was coming.
"I must have been sitting over my
sewing nearly an hour, with the child
playing about the floor beside me, when
uenddenly I heard a dull thump overhead,
as if something had fallen upon the
roof. I didn't think anything of it at
the moment, for one soon gets used to
all sorts of strange sounds in the Indian
jungle; but presently, I thought I could
hear a heavy breathing in the next
roomn, antd then I began to feel fright
ened in earnest. I rose as softly as I
could and crept to the doorway between
the rooms. This doorway was only
closed by a curtain, and gently pulling
aside the folds, I peeped through-and
found myself within a few paces of the
largest panther I had ever seen.
"For one moment it was just an if I
had been frozen stiff, and then the
thought came to me just as if somebody
had spoken it-'the big chest I'
"I knew that this chest would hold
me and'iy child easily, and I could
leave a chink of the lid open to let us
breathe, for the overlapping edge would
save my finge rom the panther. In a
seccad I had it all clear before me; but
had not the brute stopped short at sight
of the curtain, I should never have hadl
a chance of trying it. Luckily for me
the Indian panther, savage as he is, is
a terrible coward, and suspicious as any
detective. I have seen one go round and
round a trap for more than half an hour
before he made up his mind to spring at
the bait. So, while my friend was puz
zling himself over the curtain, and won
dering whether it was meant for a trap
or not, I took up Minnie,) who, poor lit
tie pet, se med to know there was some
thing wrosg, and never uttered a sound) iA
and into the chest I crept, making as
little noise as I could.
"I was hardly settled there when I
heard the sniff-sniff of the panther com
ing right up to where I lay, and,through
the chink that I had left open the hot,
foul breath came steaining in upon my
face almost making me sick. It seemed
to bring my heart into my mouth when
I heard his great claws scraping the
edge of the lid, and trying to lift it up;
but happily the chink was too narrow
for his paw to enter. But if the paw
couldn't the tongue could, and soon he
began to lick my fingers, rasping them
so that I hardly knew how to bear it.
Still, the touch of Minnie's little around
my neck seemed to give me courage.
"But there was far worse than this to
come, for the panther suddenly leaped
right on top of the chest, and his weight
pressed down the heavy lid upon my
fingers until the pain was so terrible
that, unable to bear it longer, I scream
ed with all my might.
The scream was answered by a shout
from just outside, in which I recognized
my husband's voice. The panther heard C
it too, and it seemed to scare him, for he
made a dash for the window, either for
getting or not noticing the iron bar, but
just as he reached it there came the
crack of a rifle, and I heard the brute
fall suddenly upon the floor. Then all
the fright seemed to come back upon me
at once, and I fainted outright.
"I heard afterwards that Mr. R. hap
pened to want some instrument that he
had left at the house; and not wishing
to trust it into the hands of any of the
natives, he citme back for it himself
luckily, just in,time, for the bullet from
his rifle killed tie panther. But, as you
see, my hand is pretty stiff yet."
ONE DROP OF INK,
"I don't sec why you won't let me
play with Will Hnnt," pouted Walter
Kirk. "I knw that he does not always
mind his mother, and smokes cigars, and
once in a wlhile swears just a little; but
I have been brought up better than that.
He won't hurt me, and I should think
you would trisAt me. Perhaps I can do
him somle good."
"Walter," raid his mother, "take this
glass of pure cold water, and put just
one drop of ink into it."
"Oh, mother, who wonldhavo thought
one drop would blacken a glass I"
"Yeu it has'cb:ruged the color of the
whole, has it iot ? It is a shame to do
that. Just put one drop of clear water
in, and restore its purity," said Mrs.
"Why, mother, you are laughing at
me. Oni drop, nor a dozen, nor fifty
won't do that."
"No, my son;'and therefore I cannot
allow one drop of Will Hunt's evil na
ture to mingle *ith your careful train
ing-many drops of which will make no
inpression upon him."
THE BANDS OF LIFE.
To every man life is the beginning of
endless, shoreless, fathomless, inconceiv
able happiness or misery. To the wicked
the end of life is the end of all sinful
mirth and pleasuro. To the righteous
the end of their earthly existence is the
end of all doubt and pain. There' is no
middle course. "'The man who lives in
vain lives worse than in vain. He who
lives to no purpose; Time misspent is
not lived, but lost."
In former days public executioners
carried an hour glass to the place of
death, and set it down before the un
happy criminal, telling him that when
the sands are all run, he must close his
eyes on earth. Sometimes his spiritual
advisers said unto him, "Your sands are
almost run," and he saw it was so. But
the sands that measure our days are
hidden from our eyesl They have been
running for sometime. They are run
ning now. They may all be run in an
other minute. But we may live some
days, or months, or years. This is our
solemn condition. Yet how few are im
pressed by it.
Some, indeed, are wise. They live
very much each day as they would if
they know it would be their last. They
are waiting and watching. Should they
at any time hear the cl', Behold the
Bridegroom cometh, they ivonldrespond,
"Even so, come, Lord Jesus, come quick
ly." These are wise. They shall shine
as the firmament. They: shall be for
ever with the Lord.
A WONDERFUL INVENTION.
[ West Carroll Courier. ]
Mr. Charles Atkins,; of this place, has
invented thle most wonderful machine of
this or any other age, being a machine
adapted to overything for which steam
is now used as a motive power; this is
made and worked upon the same plan
as an overshot waterwheel. The wheel
is turned off by means of heavy iron
halls, which fall upon the arms of the
wheel, causing it to revolve. These
balls are carried back above the wheel
by means of an argur; incased in a cyl
inder, which discharges them into a
trough which runs them exactly to the
arms of the wheel and discharges them
just as the arm is at an angle of forty
five degrees. These balls can be made
of any size or weight, so as to run the
largest steamer on the Mississippi river
with the same ease and certainty that
it could a sewing machine or churn.
Mr. Atkius has obtained a cayeat, and
will soon have his invention patented.
He now has a model which he htaul made
in Vicksburg, and which runs like a top.
Mr. A. will soon have on exhibition in
Vickeburg a mammoth model of his in
vention, and the public can theo see for
themselves that this is no humbug, but
Sis really what is clainled for it, the great
eat invention of the age. Three cheers
Sfor Mr. Atkins, and hurrah fir West
SCarroll parish I!
SA dispatch from Moberly, Mio., says
SJoseph Daily shot and killed his wife
Swhile she was asleep. He claiths it was
accitldental. He thought the pistol was
empty and expected to wake his wife
Sby snapping the cap. They hucl been
r married only three weeks, but Daily was
t held in durance vile.
Patronize home enterprise, bv hav
your Job Work done at the pitolian
office. We guarantes satisfahtion in
style of work and mrie.
.AUCTIONEIAND COMMISSION MERC ANT
:i,. " " .-Alt
ItEAL EST4'E AGENT, .,
P. 0. Box 84,
febS BATON ROpUGE, LA.
Civic and Military Tailor
marl BATON ROUGE.
tATON )3OUGE, ýA.
photo-Ibuntms, dramps, G ass,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
COPYING OLD PIOTUBES A SPECIALTY.
FeFan & Stapl ( ro(tjii
PROVISIONS, WINES, LIQUORS,
GLASSWARE, CROCKERY, NOTIONS
Corner Lafayette and Main Ste.,
febl5 BATON ROUGE, LA
Iews & Stationery DPQot
Corner Ohuroh and Main Streets.
NEWS, LITERARY AND FASHION MAGAZINES j
t AND PAPERS RECEIVED REGULARLY.
Staple and FaOR Stationeu,
Fkra me, MuIiinp, Ite.
At4l0sbs foe Funoe Wors, Ite.
F. W. HEROMAN, Agent.
THn CAPITOLIAN always on hand for
t sale. febl5
ICE ! ICE ! ICE !
Mr. CHARLES WIECK having re
r ceived a large stock of
PURE LAKE ICE,
t is no prepared to furnish the same to
y coast trade, and supply all local demands
at reasonable rates.
All orders from Plaquemine, Bayou
t Goula, Port Hudson, Bayou Sara, Wood
ville, Jackson and Clinton promptly at
L tended to.
CITY ICE HOUSE.
0 Open from 5:30 A. iM., to 8 P. M. feb22
1 . , OfL 0ONING,
)9 P, P aDEB ls lad varkiety
1 CORNER CHURCH AND FLORIDA STS.,,
is Saton Reoag, La,
Dealer in School, Miscellaneous and
Blank Books, Staple and Fancy
Stationery, Sheet Music,
o . Musical Instru
Stamping, Worsted, Canvass and Notions
of all kinds; Pianos and Organs;
Agent for the celebrated
f Blake Pianos.
Subscriptions received for any News
paper or Magazine published. feb22
M81UT R HOUl1,
t CHARLES WIECK, PROPRIETOR,
e Corner of Third and Laurel Streets,
S Bar-rooms andl families supplied with
e CHAMPAGNE, PORT SHERRY, CLARET AND
IRISH, BOURBON OLIVE BRANCH,
e and other brands of WHISKY.
if WESTERN LAGER BEER, ALE, PORTER,
y GINGER ALE, ETC.
y Best brands of CIGARS always on hand.
Bet. St, Charles & Toulouse St.,,
t BEER SALOON & TEN-PIN ALLEY ATTACHED
Me r. Wax calls the attention of his
Smanuy friends in Baton Rouge and the
is public generally, to the fact that he is
n prepared to provide them with
Di Good and Pleasant Rooms and Board
n when visiting New Orleans. Those who
Scontemplate visiting the city will find
excellent accommodations at his house.
1- AINTERS' 8TOCK AT
e Brooks' Drug Store
CAMPBELL & TIMYERS' LINSEED OIL,
SMOLLER & SHUMAN'S VARNISHES,
COLLIER'S STRICTLY PiURE WHITE LEAD,
r PAINT, VARNISH AND KALSOMINE BRUSHES
at WINDOW GLASS, PUTTY AND PAINTS,
COLORS IN CASES PROM ONE TO FIVE LBS,
ad PLASTER PARIS, MARBLE DUST,
d. PLASTERING HAIR,
Je JOHNSON'S DRY SIZED KALSOMINE,
. TURPENTINE, GLUE, ALUM AND WHITING,
in All bought for CASH, and for sale at a
a- SMALL MARGIN. marl5
or ED STICK DRUG STORE.
(Established in 1870.)
re CORNER OF AFRICA AND SOMERULOS STS,
ys Keeps constantly on hand a full and
fe freshl assortment oft Drugs, Medicines,
as Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
as Toilet Soaps, Perfumery,
feNail and Tooth Brushes, Fancy Articles,
SCutlery Fishing Tackle, Night Ta
a pers, Insurance Oil, five and ten
cent Cigars, Stationery, etc.
PREISIPTlII SAERKIUFeU[PAREDI A AT A lOUN.
in Imo GET BUSINESS, yonumust adver
I tise in the Capitolan,
An rio e is the .rl ws. Noree oter M l ,,: i
iQr~ mks not a necsaryto enlgeo theirmeeits. efth h .pe
on the rail. No other Mattress possesses thiS
excellent feature. Guarant'ted fo lve, ye rst. ;f... b Co
F OR l WARDIN i ND *tBltl,
-DEALER IN-'l ......
PLANTATION AND FAMILY SUPPLIES
TEAMBOAT, Uind CHASING T OLLECTION AGENT,
CORNER OF FRONT AND LAtUREL STS., - BATON ROUGE, LA.
THOS. J. WOOD,
(Near the Ferry Landing,)
fea8 ,- BATON ROUGE, LA.
on the rail. No other ttes ofe hs
-ANUFCTURE R OFIN
PLANSTEAM PIPEN AND STEAM TTINGLYS OF ALL KINDS,
CORNER FRONT AND MAIN STREL ETS, -EAR THE FERRYOUE LADIG,
CO'feb8 BATON ANDOUGE, SPE.. feb
THNORTHET. J. WOOD
H8 IRD TBATON ROUGE, LA.
SSteam 7Trains, Strike PanS, Boilers ,ad Tanks, '
STElnAM PIPE AND STEAM FITTINGS OF ALL KINDS,
fobH BATON OUIGE, LA.
d ffb8 Sab8Pa NUOL L.
GROCERIES AND PLANTATION SUPPLIES,
SADDLERY AND HARNESS.
Coaew Thrd eBnd Gos tio St.,
feb15 BATON ROUGE, LA.
C OTE Brilliant-Buy thi bratnd of
Flour and you will be pleased, at
David & Garig's.
ORIENTAL Powder Agenoy-We sell
the above at New Orleans pries;
David & Garig.
S TAPLE Hardware-We are now pre
0 pared to fill orders for articles in this
line, at New Orleans prices. ails a
specialty. David & Gang.
" f P yli tt de to l' r ,'r
and CARRIAGES fo ,ir, at0 .
FEED and STABLIG for -o
.tht r" .t ..'
* PHILIPO , PiAN
And all other apportenances for Stoves,
A large blorte f We'INW iE,
alwayk on hand.
fulmly FtendeAdto RS.,
• DEALER IN
SCHOOLB OOhS, STATlo._
tand I C TARIG r lhere, aallor.
.aper or Mgaz. ino~l jbished feb8
tbas. ,T. Lao i.r.. kq$ ;
AjaenttrP his PSalooN.
and CaRRIAGtr ESporhireatc aor hours,
AFEElag and SArWit o oafniTNAs RE.
tamable.Rpateways losnthb cheaest
febS BATfo b oSUG, L
BUGGIES-A large assortmentofOpon b
and Top Bugges, Baronuches .and
Jersey Wagons, which will be sold at
prices which defy competition, at store
of WM. GARIG.
SOAP-A full stock'of Procter & Gam
Oble's, Bass' and Keller's Soap,always
on hand, and which I am prepared to
give at bargains in job lots.
MEATS--Mes Pork, Bulk Shoulders
andClear Sides, Sugar-cured Hams,
canvassed and uneanvassed; Breakfast p
Bacon, canvassed and uneanvassed;
Smoked Tongues, Fulton; Market Beef
in half barrels. . Above casbj bought at a
bottom figures at store of W . GARIG.
STUBBLE DIGGERS-I have on hand
Sa full stock of Von Phul & Mallon's r
StulibleDiggers, which I will sell at faa
tory prices. WM. GARIG.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO DEALERS
0 I have a fall stock of Can and Jar I
goods, Crackers, Candles Starch, Soda, I
Lye and Tea-al of which I will offer I
at bargains.. WM. GARIa. 5
TEAS--I have Just received, dirpt
from the importers, a fine assortment
of fresh Teas, in convenient packages I
for retailing. WM. GARIG I
PLANTATION GEARS-A full stock I
P of Moss and Leather Collars, Blind
Bridles, Back Bands, Trace Clns Cart
Saddles and Breeching, which will be
sold at the very lowest le,
CORDAGE-A full assortmentofRope,
Cotton, Sisal and Manilla, Cotton
and Hemp Packing, Clothes Lines and
Baling Twine, always on hand at store
of WM. GARIG.
BUTTER AND CHEESE-A full stock
of Straight's Creamery and Boll
Butter, and Factory Cheese, at
TlERRA COTTA WARE-Flower Va
I seas Hanging Baskets and Lawn
Vases, in great variety at prices to suit
the times, at WM. GARIG,'S.
W AGONS-James oomsa and Ort.
ham's celebrated MemphisWagons
and Carts always on hand, which I offer
at prices to compete wi$. y the
market. WM.4 iG,
DLOWS-I have always on had afull
supply of James H. Hail & Co.'s
celebrated PloWs, all ·ids and kie sad
and the celebrated Uie Plows of all
sises and kinds. I have lso a lot of
Factory Plows on haud, which I offer at
very low prices. WM. GAIG.'
HOES, AXES, SHOVELS & SPADE.
II Planters and others in need of oes,
Axes, Shovels ahd Sade, and other
agricnlnal impleme wil omnslt
their interests by examidinlte stock of
EW STOCK SADDLERY-Men's
NB.l addle Ladies' Side
Saddle Blank4ts S ad sieb
and Leather Stirrups. A large and good
i asortment of the above tn tore, sad
prices lower than they have ever been,
at store of WM, GARIGO
1' ie r d and offer for sale a full sup
I ply oMFres Garden Seed from nursery
oftD. 1. Ferry & Co. WIM. GARIG.
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ADDLIES, 'H-RNESS, TC.--Al
Sdeseeriptions of Saddles, rmeluding
the latest $yle, and Harness eombining
the newest iniprovepnente, for sale at
most reasonkble tes.
P LOWS-The undersign, having
been bppointed Agent fo~ the cele
brated "Famous" Uic-Plow, sllicitathe
attention of planters and othir to the
peculiar advantages offered 6l the con
struction of this'Plow; also, on hand a
lot of excellent Plows of othqer brands,
including the popular 'iCalhoum Plow,'
which he offers for sale at low prices,
for cash. ANDREW JACKSON.
ARDEN SEEDS--Of the jtstly pop
Salarr crops .of D. M. Ferry & Co.,
f esli aniid genuine- For sale by
a UGAR AND MOLASSES--By the
hogshead and barrel, or by retail, at
bottom prices, by
FLOUR-150 barrels and half barrels
of Fancy and Choice Extra Flour, at
the lpwest cash prices, at store of
CORN, OATS AND BRAY - Large
Stocks of the above, for sale low, by
COFFEE-In store: 50 bags of Rio
Coffee, different grades, at lowest
prices. ANDREW JACKSON.
S~ ED POTATOES-In store and for
m sale; Peerless and Russet Potatoes,
at store of ANDREW JACKSON.
. & -.-Green Sides and Shoulders,
IV Baeon, and, in fact, all articles
needed by planter. For sale
UIOES, AXES ETC.-The w l known
I "'Lynden" Hoe, and Planter' Steel
HRo Collin' aelebrated As. and other
brans, Traces sad Back I#ans, Nails,
Powder and Shot, Woodenware. For
sale'by ANtREW JACKSON.
the elebrated faor of Sayers &
Seovill, Cihelnuatl. A be and well
selpeted stlkf Cariaie g and Buge,
both and pen; also, Open 4parnane
Doe Buagseet. Pleseein
tek. sdp ANDREW JACKSON,
ORK-J received, and wll be
i ready for sale this week: 950 barrels
heavy Mess Pork at low rates for eash,
b. .. F AkDR W JAC N.
Sasf , ANDRI JAC SON'S.
Mei, i b eta., at
I, Sh Coddsb Balls, at
B:kee the celebrated
B Fo t mery; the best in
town, at Iljyivtd 0ag's.
` ' wblo old andsdied, bat the rush
for Groceries is still kept up at David &
+re they who All their larders
A fll line, at David &
OUU t"W will find a fall as
JUl * ento nswmare, Glmaware,
.- It David & Garig's.
S- The very uIerst in the
SWOrld, are sold by David 4 Garig.
1G W. DUNBAR & SON'S Canned
. ShrimpssF lgOrange, Artlohokes,
Okra, aell c oie goods, at David &
S ALAD dassing saves time and trou
ble; i very nle. For sale at David
I IUISIAN Caviar-Try it and you will
i, lad it-at David & Garig'.s.
LD) D.aniel Boone-A favorite brand
Sof Whisky, at David & Garig's.
A PRICOTS-Fine fresh California
A goods. David & Garig.