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W. A. LeSUIU,':
and ILiaoR BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, DNCEMBlERI 6, 1879.
Puh l,5hel and Pmprie~;sri ii'
N le", IN N-p· M,
H S. LANG, Attorney and Connselor
. at Law, Donaldsonville, La. Will
practice in all courts of the State of Lou
T fOMAS B. DUPREE, Attorney and
Counselor at Law. Office: No. 6,
Pike's Row Baton Rouge, La. Will
jpractice in the State and Federal courts.
B.. W. I1OBIRTSON... 9. M. ROIBlRTSON.
E W. & 8. M. ROBERTSON, Attor
. neysandCounselorsatLaw. Office
on North Boulevard street, Baton Rouge,
La. Will practice in the Fifth and Sixth
Judicial Districts. feb8
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H ERRON, BIRD &lEALE-Attor
Ineys at Law. Office on North Bou
levard street, near the Postoffice, Baton
Rouge, La. Will attend to all law busi
noess entrusted to them in this and ad
joining parishes. febg
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VAVROT & LAMON-Attorupys at
j Law. Office on North Boulevard
street, Baton Rouge, La. Will attend
to all law business entrusted to them in
this and adjoining parishes. feb8
GEORGE W. BUCKNER, Attorney
at Law, Notary Public, and U. 8.
Commissioner, Baton Rouge, La.
CARRIAGES AND BUGGIES-From
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Scovill, Cincinnati. A line and well
selected stock of Carriages and Buggies,
both top and open; also, Open Carriages,
])octors' Buggies, et. Please examine
stock and prices before purchasing else
where. ANDREW JACKSON.
IJOES, AXES, ETC.-The well known
1 "Lynden" Hoe, and Planters' Steel
I ocbs, Collins' celebrated Axes and other
brands, Traces and Back Bands, Nails,
I'owder and Shot, Woodenware. For J
sale by ANDREW JACKSON.
ADDLES, HARNESS, ETC.-A
descriptions of Saddles, including
the latest styles, and Harness combining
the newest improvements, for sale at I)
most reasonlable prices.
ANDREW JACKSON. c
GARDIlEN SEEI)S-Of the justly pop
ular crops of D. M. Ferry & Co., tl
fresh and genuine- For sale by a
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lh(1AlR AND MOLAS( ES--ly the si
) hogshead and barrel, or by retail, at u
bottom prices, by
FLOI'IRl-- 1I) barrels and half barrels
of Fancy and Choice Extra Flour, lt il
the lowest cash ,rices, at Atore of i
ML EA'rT-reen Sides and Shoulders,
I Bacotl, and, in fact, all articles t
neceded by planters. For sale l,y
IRN OATS AND BRAN - Large tl
stocks of the above, for sale low, by
ANDiREW JACKSON. 1"
OPFFEE--In store: f50 bags of Rio C
C (offee, different grades, at lowest
lrices. ANI)REW JACKSON. 0
WM ,... QARIG$Ji, ur.
I) UBBEIR BELTINGC-Just received,
it stock of Rubber Belting, manu
fa,-tured by the New York Belting and
h'at. king Company, and also Lacing
$trii. 's for catme. WM. GARIG.
'!" ',IE lIGI ER)lS(-8-1 have on hand
3 Ia 1. ' sta:k of Von P'hul & Mallon's
Nt,uhbblk ggers, which I will sell at fac
tory prI.es. WM. GARIG.
TEAS.--I have jiut received, direct
Sfrom the iamportters, a flne assortment
,of f-resh Tean, in convenient packages
for retailing. WM. GARIG.
OAP--A full stock of Procter &. Gam
I blc's, Haas' and Keller's Soap,always
',n hand, Anda which I am prepared to
give at bargains in job lots.
1ORI)AG--A full sIeortmentof Rope,
C Cotton, Misnal and Manilla, Cotton
:and fHemp Packing, Clothes Lines and d
Baling Twine, always on hand at store
SUITAR COOLERS-I have on band a
line lot of second-hand Sugar Coo1lesn,
which I will sell at a very low figure.
T1ERRA C )TT'A WARE-Flower Va
SseN, flanging Basnkets and ]Lawn
Vaues, in great variety, at prices to Anit
the times, at WML GARIG'S.
)OO'PEAGE-- am fully prepared to
meet the demand for Sugar Hfogs
heads, Molases llurrels, Half lBarrels and ,
.4yrup Kegs, at the lowest market price.
D} OCK SALT'-Just receivol, 5 tfns of
R1 Rock Salt, suitable for salting stock,
and for sale at ia low figure by
Dl. F. M. 1IROOKS.
2 000 LBS. Collier Company's
Strictly Pure White Lead.
F, M. Brooks, Agent.
1I RiiKJI PLASTER JPARIS-Marble
J IDut and PlaAtering Hair, at Brooks'
2 0 LBS. Now Crop Turtnip Seed
direct from Robelrt Hlist, Jr.,
also, lluist's Premium Cabbage Sued, at
Brooks' Drug Store.
8 AMPLE packages of black draught
4 Liver Medicines given away at
je21 BROOK8' DRUG STORE.
BD RONZE and Dressing, for ladies'and
chilhircn's Shoes, at
jo7 BROOKS' I)DRUGi STORE.
PLASTER PARIS, Marble Dust and
j Hair, at
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FULL line of Luolblorg's and Lu
hbin's Famous Extracts and French
Sachet Powder, at Brooks' )Drulg Store.
DAVI) & GAKI(.
GRANI)FATHIF 'M CLOCK stopped
U[ when the old manr died, lint the rush
tir Groceries is still kept up at David &
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:tteed to 4 nott-explosive. David
C OTE Brilliant-Buy this brand of
Flour and you will be pleased, at
David & Garig's.
lFRESII Receipts-Flour, Meal, etc., at
F Dalvid & Garig's.
TIll--Mackerel, Codfish, Sardines,
SSalmon, Shadines, Codlish ialls, at
D)avid & (Garig's.
BUTTERI-We keep the celebrated
Fox River Creamery; the best in
town, at ) David & Garig's.
- USSIAN Caviar-Try it and you will.
_! find it at David & Garig's.
JUMLE'S--The very nicest in the
world, are sold by David & Garig.
AT MEAI,-Five pound packages, at
O David & Garig's.
Weary the king took of his crown:
In either hand be poised its weight.
"'Tis strange how heavy it has grown,"
He said, and with an impatient frown
He eyed it with a kind of hate ;
Then on his bed he laid him down
And slept, and in a twinkling dreamed,
OhI dream of ecstasy and bliss !
Delight through all his senses streamed:
A ragged vagabond he seemed:
Free winds of heaven his hair did kim:
On his fair skin the free sun beamed.
At morn he waked, bewildered first,
Or who he was or where might be;
Thuse saw the crown, and with a burst
qf sedden rage, he swore and cursed:
"No beggar would change lives with me !
Of all hard fates, a king's the worst!"
Outside the palace; on the ground;
Starved half to death and freezing cold,
Less sheltered than the meanest hound,
A beggar slumbered safe and sound,
And dreams to him came swift and bold,
As if a palace widled him round.
Ile dreamed he was a king indeed;
Oh! dream of ecetacy and bliss!
Of food he had his utmost greed;
Of gold beyond his utmost need;
All men knelt low his hand to kiss
And gave his word obedient heed. A
At morn he waked, bewildered first,
Or who he was or where might be;
Then quick, by hunger and by thirst,
He knew himself, and groaned and cursed;
"No creature pity takes on me !
A beggar's fate of all Is worst I"
The Death Charm
Along the broad highway in the
State of Maryland rode two persons,
mounted upon two splendid animals,
with the easy grace of equestrians ac
oustomed to the saddle.
One was a maiden of scarcely more
than 16, with a fresh, lovely face and
a form developing into perfection,
wearing a dark blue habit and a
slouch hat with heavy ostrich plume.
Gauntlet gloves incased her tiny
hands, while about her there was an
air of high breeding.
Her complany was nearly double
her age, attired in the undress uni
fiwor of a captain of cavalry. He
was a striking looking matn, with a
frank, fearless fiace that was very
That there was a love affair exist
ing between the two-young as was
the maiden-their glances indicated,
and the course of true love in their
cas., seemed to be running smooth.
I'resently they came upon a crowd
of men in the roadway. A youth lay
bound upon the ground his face pale
and bleeding, and above him bent a
half dozen rude fellows, talking in
Carter, \that means this distur
banceet'asked the maiden, sternly, ad
dressing one of the men.
The man touched his hat politely
'It means, Miss Lulu, that we've
caught a Tartar here, but we've got
him tied fast now.'
'What has he been doing, Carter t'
'Well, you see, Miss, I saw him
coining out of the forest, where, you
know, your father allows no gunning,
and I called to him to stop and he
paid no attention to me,so I called the
boys from the field and we gave chase
andl caught him, though he fought
like a tiger.'
'And have you dared attack a man
in the public road, sir? My father
shall hear of this at once,' said Lulu
'lie's nothing but a gypsy, Miss,
from the camp over thie hill yonder'
sullenly said the man.
'He is a human being and was
dtloing no harm. Unbind hIim at once,
The young officer now sprang from
his horse and quickly released tihe
youth, who was secured with a rope,
and said kindly: 'Get up, my man,
andl return to your camp.
'The youth turned his dark eyes
upon the ,speaker and said, fiaintly:
'I cannot, sir, I am badlly hurt.'
'Shame on you, Carter! a number
of burly men to beat a poor boy as
you have done! You shall stuffer for
this, all of you !' cried the maideiin, in
dignantly; and, as the men hung
their heads abashed, she continued:
'Raise him mn your arnls ind carry
him at once to the mansion, while I
ride by and send )Dr. Moore to see
him. Tell Jane to put him in a com
Anxious to redeem themselves in
the eyes oftlheir employer's daughter,
the men raised the youth in their
arms and bore him away, while Luln
Sanuford and her escort, Captain Fred
DeLancy3, galloped on after the physi
An hour after thie two rode up to
the door of a very handsome man
sion surrounded bE ornamental
gnrounds, flower gardens, and every
indication that those who dwelt there
were possessed of wealth and refined
At the door an elderly gentleman
met them, whocalled out pleasantly :
'Tell, Fred, I am glad to see you
my boy. Richard told me you had
a;rrivedl this morning.'
'Yes, colonel, I received sixty ays
furrlough and stopped to see you on
my way home; and this afternoon
Miss Lulu and myself ran off for a
ride,' replied the young officer.
'Aud I lam very glad we did, papa,
fin I found your overseer, Carter, and
five of the hired men, had beaten a
boy sevrely just because he did not
stop when commanded to,' said Lulu.
'Yes, tie doctor is Inow with the
poor boy and his fiather too. I fear
the youth is badly hurt, and Carter
and the mnen shall leave my place at
once, for the little fellow was doing no
harmn, anti his being a gypsy is no
crime. But come into the house and
get ready for dinner, for I have a sur
prise for you.
'A surprise for me, sir I' said Luli.'
'Yes, I have found a governess for
yon--one in every way competent to
tach y'ou singing and instrumental
music, as yrou desire, and who speaks
Italian perfectly ; she will be here in
two weeks, and I have engaged her
for two years, so you can complete
your education under her.'
'I am so glad-I was afraid I would
have to go toa boarding school.' And
Lulu ascended to her room, while her
father took Captain DeLancy in
The gypsy boy was severely hurt,
and for nearly a week the doctor fear
ed he might not recover. His father
hung night and day over himn, never
caring for himself. At length the
youth rallied, and recuperated with
such rapidity that the gypsy chief
said he could take him back to camp,
a kindness that was accepted.
'And, lady,' said the chiief,with deep
feeling, 'my boy owes you his life,
and the prayers of our people will
ever be for your joy. I have money
to pay, yet I will not insult a heart
that Was kind-so kind that you
brouglt my boy to your own home,
and have cared for hIim as though he
were your own kin, and not a poor,
Now, lady, I beg you to remember,
if ever the world should turn against
you, that you have true friends in the
camp of Captain Carl, the gypsy.
Lulu offered her hand in fares well
to both Captain Carl, as his tribe
called him and the boy, and the
dignified manner and striking appear
ance of the wandering chief could not
. . . . . .
The second day after the departure
of the Gypsies from Sanford Hill, as
the rich old ex-army officer's place
was called, there was an arrival in
the person of the governess engaged
to 'finuish off" Lulu's education.
At the first glance at Viola Hale,
Lulu did not like her : but in a few
moments after she changed her mind,
and seemed almost fascinated by the
beautiful governess, for she was
strangely, weirdly beautiful, with
great black eyes in which slept
worlds of passion, ripe red lips, teeth
like milk and without a blemish, and
hair that touched the floor when she
was standing-hair blue-black and
with an inclination to curl.
Her complexion was dark, almost
bronze in blue, but there was rich
blood in the cheeks, and her form was
the very perfection of grace and
Her age was hard to tell-at times
she seemed like a girl, and then again
one might not be far wrong if he said
she was nearly 30.
From her entree into the mansion
she ruled, and yet no one seemed to
know that she held the reins, but
Colonel Sanford soon becanme her
slave. Lulu seemed wholly under her
influence and no one seemed conscious
that she made her power felt. She
was an accomplished musician, and
sang with a depth of feeling that
would capture any listener.
When at length Captain Fred
DeLancy came again to Sanford Hill
on a visit, and met Viola Hale he
seemed to Lulu's surprise not to take
a fancy to her.
"That woman has a history, Lu
lu, and a dark one, mark mly word
for it," he said.
"She is very beautiful, Fred, and
accomplished, sweet tempered, and,
"And what, Lulu 1"
"And I do not like to have you find
fault with my sweet governess."
"Then I will not. She's an angel
-only she has a history," and the
persistent man could not be changed
in his opinion.
The niext day Fred proposed a
horseback ride, and when the horses
were brought, Viola Hale appeared
in a habit that cset hier wondrous heau
"She's been in acircus, I'll wager,"
said Fred, in a low tone, as hie lifted
Lulu to her saddle, and hlie was con
vinced of this when he saw tile per
feet manner in which the governess
managed the wild horse she rode.
Whether Viola Hale realized that
the young captain did not exactly like
her, it was hard to tell; but she sud
denly began to turi hetr battery of
fascination upon him in a manner that
threatened to change his mind regard
ing her. But fortunately his furlough
was soon ended; and he departedfor
a his command on the frontier, a happy I
r man, because Luln Sanford had prom- i
e ised to become his wife when she was
a year amd a half older, and Colonel
1 Sanford approved the match ; for the
:1 young officer carne of a good family,
r and was a brave and dashing fellow,
i possessed no evil habits, and was the I
richest man in the army.
A year passed by, and again Cap
r tain Fred De Lancy was a visitor at
r Sanford Hill, and delighted at the
wonderful progress Lulu had made I
aunder heor beautiful governess.
f "Have you picked up any links,
Luln, that connect her with the past?" 3
"For shame, Fred! She is all that
is lovely, and I believe that papa is B
1 really in love with her; and I assure
r you I would not object to her for a
r "And does she care for your father,
Lulu '" 1i
"I thought so once; now I believe
she only admires and respects him." 3
"He lost heavily of late, he wrote t
t "Yes, you'll not get the rich heiress
you expect to, as papa is now barely C
"I have been more fortunate, for t
amy wealth has increased, and after I v
marry you I shall resign fromn the ar- a
AMy, and settle down to take care of p
my vast estates." I
"I am glad to hear you say so, h
for I have no desire to see your brown ti
curls taken off by an Indian's scalp- I
ing-knife. But here comes Miss h
As Luln spoke the governess swept a
into the room, and more than ever I
gracious to Captain De Lancy, and v
during his entire visit (lid she devote ti
herself to him in such a way, that l
when he again returned to the army
he admitted that lie had mistaken d
her, and believed her to be a thor- d
onghly good and true woman. c
"I would like to see Miss Sanford n
-my boy has sent her some little t
trinkets lie has made for," said Cap
tain Carl, the Gypsy chief, appearing t
at Sanford l1ill one day, two years
nearly after his departure. h
In his hand he held a basket, in
which were some wooden and shell a
ornament skillfully carved.
"Miss Llu has not been very h
well of late, and it's a pity, as the g
Captain's coming home soon to marry L
her; but I'll tell her you are here," si
said the butler, and he soon returned el
with word that he was to come into a
the library. h
In an easy chair, a book lying
closed upon her lap, sat Lula Sanford,
looking pale, and a haggard expres- re
sion in her beautiful eyes. 0
"It was very kind of your son to ti
remember me, and these are very I
beautiful indeed. I suppose he is
quite a man now ?" 11
But the Gypsy made no reply, and tl
his eyes were riveted upon Lulu. he
Again she spoke to him, surl)rised
at this strange look, and then from tl
his lips burst the question : a
"Where did you get that charm, h
lady t" cl
Supported by a gold chain of rare p
workmanship that encircled her neck, C
hung a massive gold heart, with a d
single ruby of rare size in the center,
and upon this the eyes of the Gypsy b
were fixed with a startled look.
"This beautiful charm," and Lulu
raised it in her fingers-"it was given si
to me a month ago by my governess." al
"Lady, I would know that gold ft
heart with its single red eye among h
a tmillion; it is the Death-Charmnl."' h
The man spoke in hoarse tones, h
and his manner startled Lulu, who
said quickly: f
"The Death-Charm? What can r
yon mean " a
"Lady, let me see it, please." f
Impressed by his manner Lulu t
unfastened the clasp and handed it to ft
For a moment he gazed intently
upon it, and then, to the surprise of
the maiden touched a spring, the ex
istence of which she knew not of, and ti
it flew open like a locket.
"I knew I was not mistaken-it is fa
the death charm. See here lady-do
yon see these little marks that look b
like engravingl Well, they are holes
through the cold back, as you see
when I hold it up to the light. There,
you see this sponge within this wire
case ?-this is saturated with deadly
poison-poison that you inhale day by
day, until you gradually die, and none
know the cause of your death. Lady,
lie who gave you this wished to mur
As white as snow, and trembling
with excitement, Lulu cried:
"No, no, no! It was given me by
my dear governess, Viola Hale."
"Viola Hale! The first name is
hers; she must be the one who is
your foe, lady. Is the woman you
speak of in this house 1"
As the Gypsy spoke the governess
glided into the room, and as her eyes
fell upon the tall form near Lula, she
stopped, turned livid, and with a cry
upon her lips, sank upon the floor.
"Oh, sir, call the servants, for she
has fainted," cried Lulu, in alarm.
"Lady, let her lie there while I tell
you she is not worthy of a kind
thought. That woman is my wife!"
"Your wife f" whispered Luln.
"Yes, lady, she is, like myself, a
Gypsy, and at 14 years of age became
my wife and queen of the band; but
the year after the birth of our boy,
whose life you have saved, she ran
away from me to go with an Italian
prince, and when she had squandered
his money she left him, too, to attach
herself to a Spanard, a sorcerer, and
the man who made this death-charm
I hold in my hand. She killed him
with bip own poisons, and came back
to me professing repentance. Alas! it
was from a desire to get her boy; as
I still doubted her, she gave me this
very charm to wear around my neck,
telling me it would bring back my
love for her.
"Accidentally, I found a paper one
day that told me the secret of the
death charm and its poison, and I ac
cused her of her treachery and so
great was her assumed grief that I did
not make known her intent to kill me
to my band.
"The following day she disappeared
and carried the charm with her. Since
then I've never known what became
of her; but thank heaven, I came
here to-day !"
In horor Lulu had listened to the
awful story, and then she felt that it
was all true, for it came to her now
how her old nurse had said that the
governess wanted to marry Fred De
Lancy herself; then how she had in
sisted that for love of her the death
charm should be worn day and night,
and the first time she put it on her
health began to fail.
"Ohh how could she be so wicked?"
"It is her nature, lady. Ah, she is
recovering consciousness," and the
Gypsy chief stepped toward the pros
trate woman, and, in his own
language spoke to her firmly.
With every nerve quivering and
her black eyes looking wild with,terror
the woman arose and stood before
her master thoroughly conquered.
"Lady, please send this woman's
things to this address in the city,"
and Carl handed Lulu a card, while
he cointinued: "Keep that death
charm, but take from it that deadly
poison i;*eep it as a souvenir that
Captain Carl repaid the services you
did his son.
Then turning to the guilty, trem
bling woman, he said to her simply:
Wflthout a word and bowed head,
she followed him, and Lulu was left
alone in horror and grief. Thus her
father found her, and from her lips
heard the tenrrible story. He folded
his daughter in his arums in rapture at
her escape while he said;
"I do believe her guilty now, Lul,
for I remember I believed shie loved
me at first, yet her manner changed
as soon as I met with financial mis
fortunes; and it was evidently her in
tent to kill you and Fred De Lancy,
for she frequently asked about his
riches. I wonder what her band
will do with her?"
"I cannot tell, father."
"Then we will drive to their camp
to-morrow and have a talk with Cap
tain Carl, who seems to be a splendid
And the next day Lulu feltsomneh
better that she drove to the Gypsy,
they ba+n m C th
who, with hibs o. en Safo
Hill to videt
were nearly wh t id
Whey asked n;jy lit her st-p
hand about VI I
"She is dead lad y; meu trite sena
tenced her to dl. Ib hl wnl.pw h
and, being a G ypsy, abe
And .Cajitaia'Gi ai aa@hýisnah
wended their vay'siak to theirwjeod
land enesumpeant,- b irg in I thei
heartso bitter secret.
"May3 I not say when he is reforms
ed he maI scone back to. s and be
received with open arms and hearts.
"Say nothing but what I biCd you
and go." .
SElla turned away with a sigh. She
had scareely loesed ,th door when a
deep, heavy grown broke apon her
ear, and she paueed, Anotiher' an'
another followed so -earteding, so
agonsting, that she grew faint iith
fear. For a moment her htild ttrem
bled upon the latch; and then she
raised ft, and, gliding up to the lath'
er, folded her arms around 'him, and
pressed her lips to his.
"Forgive me, dear ppa, forgive,
yonrown Elit her unklind wonrd. I
was thinking only of poor Robert,
and did not well know what I said.
I am sorry-very sorry-cannot you
forgive me, papa?"
S"Yes, child, yes. Good night, da~
ling t--there, go 1"
"You will feel betterif you see himp,
Agai Ells turned from the door
and hried down the stairs. Stall
the boy sat down with his face in his
mother's lap, and his arms twined
tightly around her waist. Both stat
ted quickly at sight of her slight fig
ure, dressed as it was for a different
scene from this. The pale, anxious
face, looking out from the rich masses
of earls, now disarranged and half
drawn back behind her ear, appeared
as though long years had passed over
it in that one-half hour. Poor Ella,
it was a fearful ordeal for glad, buoy
"Therein the money, Robert," she
said, flinging the purse upon the table,
"and now you must go back with me
and say to our father that you are
sorry you have made him miserable."
"He will turn nme from the door
Ella." "Anid do you not deiorve it
Ella!" interposed the tender
"I do; that and more. But perhaps
he will think I come to mock him.
"Your manner and words will tell
him for what you come. You have
very nearly killed our poor father,
Robert. I have seen his gray hairs
to-night almost as low as the grave
will lay them. I have seen him in
such agony as none of us are capable
of enduring. You ought to go to him
Robert-go on your knees, whatever
he says to you he will have no right to
"Ella, child ! Ella!" exclaimed Mrs.
Lane, "you have too much of your
father's spirit-that Is, too much for
a woman. Beware how you break
the bruised reed."
"Ella is right, mother," said the
boy, rising, "I will go to him-I will
tell him how wretched I have made
myself; how I wish I could take the
whole load of wretchedness and re
lieve those I love. I will promise
him to look out some humble corner
of the earth and hide myself in it,
away from his eight forever. Perhaps
he will bid mne earn his confidence by
years of rectitude-perhaps he will
Ella is right-whatever hie says even
t~hough be curse me, I shall have no
right to complain.'
'But I will complain, Robin !' ex
claimed the girl, with a fresh burst of
tears; 'and wherever you go, I will
go with you. Poor, dear papa; but
le shall not separate us-we, who
have sat upon his knee at the same
time-his own darling childrenl I
will never stay here while you are
without a home, Robin.'
The excited girl' clasped both hands
over her brother's arm, and led the
way up stairs; while the trembling
mother followed, praying in her
heart that the interview might be
more favorable than her fears promi
When they entered Mr. Lane's
room the old man sat in hisarm chair,
leasning over a table and resting his
forehead upon his clasped hands.
Books were scattered around but
they had evidently not been used
that evening; there was a glass of
water standing beside him, and his
neck-cloth was loose as though from
faintness. Had his hair become gray
er and his vigorous frame bended
within a few days It certainly
seems so; and the heart of the erring
boy wasstricken at the sight. The
sorrow that hie had brought upon his
mother and sister had been duly
weighed; but his stern father had
never been reckoned among the suff
A loud, convulstve sob burst from
hisbosom, and he threw himself,
without a wordl, at the old man's feet.
The mother drew near andjoined her
son, meanwhile, raising her pale face
pleadingly to her husband's; and Ella,
first kissing her father's aand and
bathing it with a shower of warnu
tears placed it on Robert's head.
"You forgive him, papa-you for
give poor Robin He shall never act
wickedly again, and he is your only
The old man strove to speak, but
the words died in his throat; again he
made a strong effort, but emotion
overmasteredhim; and sliding from
his chair into the midst of the group,
he extended his arms, enclosed all of
them, and, bowing his head to the
shoulder of his son, wept aloud.
"Stay with us, Robert !" he at last
to We bb.pd ., or
mad.wh61i treSs uS J!,
A peudl+t, dnuyu +:tke tirol lack.
etjm+ Umuiyeme. l mdi!.++, .
+ +o Ira.++ .++,+,i
, ' : .+ + +o i, .
+'No wonder tlm+ dt dml mar.
uow-is-dsysj tlm, m SOmr
mmmr, mt +w.t , +win, wmm
swas&p.n." • . . .
An died+ +wOnmn+ who never
had n.oer. ' .....
..e eeon +om. +or am ms+me
suj,.et to has mo,e+a lq, mylus,
I kJue+v tf+l +tt++m+ i1 would
mini dddlaz e.lm4r.
not rutni" Or'eotm;
A pocket IiMe :Shat in never in
"them, otherlm!" , . ' .
A mother s+ho never asid!m "would
rather do ItmaeJfv" wheu she should
ave t6ttsht +llel' ehJd o do that
thing. . • .
A child who would not mtlmr eat
between meals than at meals.
.A person, age or immsterlal,
who noes not experienee s Rush of
prideupou+be/ng-thouht What he is
not,, SudSynever hope .to be.
A singer who never axinplhimm of a
cold when ilked to snS. ......
A womb, who, whefi caught in
her mmo!t ;bedrem, will make no
• polegyTor he dreadful jtppemuee.
A certain genflemim pnrehamd a
Lir of paulm few ds + whleh
upon bein6 tried on at home, !mfoud
to be too Ions. That niKht he re
marked to his wife tlmthe wished
+her to Ikeoff &heutan Inch for each
lee, which would make them the de
aired length. Boiug fond .of teasing
.her husband, sl told 5hn that she
shouldn't do .anything of fine kind,
and he reth'ed without havng ob
tained a promise +from her flint she
wouldattend to the matter.
8oon aflmr he had left tbr his room,
however, ehe as a matter of eoume
clipped offthe superllnm s ineh, as
she had been, .sAke_, do. The mi
and each one ;in
between man and +a t!m
lair h.d token +te mq?'lmU
and retired, not kneadsS *lM!t her
daughter-in.law had done, emttlomdy
slipped into tim room amd cut off
In rids way did each of the: five
ladtee, unknown to fine other, and all
with the praiseworthy object of pre
venting any mlsundemtandJnS be
tweed theeonple, elipan inch rom
the leg+ of the gentleman's troummm.
The follewiugmorning, all uneon
otm of what had taken place du
rin; the night, he rolled up his pants
in a piece 6f papa., and took them to
be slnortened to the desired length.
Upon a hasty glance the latter yen
tured the opinion that they were.
already short; but the owner Insisted
,at they were fully an Inch too long.
rim tailor had no more to y, mma
our friend retired.
.... On the following Saturday he call
ed for the pants Md took them home,
and what supremely dhted him
was to find that the leg reached only
trifle below the knee. He straightway
aeeul the tailor, but his wife hea "
him and eme to the teeue, explain
ing that slm had taken an inch from
e aelt of the legs, and her acknowl
edgement was followed by eseh of the
otlner five ladies, wheOitw discov
ered that altoget!ter, the .legs had
been shortened the length of about
story !n told of a great lmneh
satirist which; finely dlnstrates his
kitowledge of lmnmn nature. He was
travellh++ in Germany tu entire igno
rance ol nts language and currency.
Having obtained some smll change
for some of his French coins lie used
to pay drive and others in the fol
iowingmanner: Taking a handful
of the n;lmismatted specimens from
his Imeket, he conted them one by
one int,> rite creditor's hands, keep
ing his eye fixed all the time on the
receiver's fae. As soon as he per
eeived the least twinkle of smile he
took back the btst eoint he deposited
in the hand and returned, it wit]the
remainder, to his pocket. He after
ward found that in pursuing this
method lie had not overpaid for any
An open enemy courageous and
will take no mean advantage of you ;
bnt a secret foe, the vilest thing that
creels, will stkke you to the heart
with a poisoned dart wlneu yea legist
expect it ! Tlds has been thoroughly
velified in this lmrisin. , +
The old Democratic Boat landed the boys safely !