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DAVID & GARIG.
CRACKERS-SODA, CiRAM AND SUGAR
Crackers, Stage Planks, Ghiigr Bread, As
sorted Cakes and Jumbles, all fresh stock at
DAVID & GAR IG'S.
W INES--Champagne, Catawba, Claret, Saun
tomer Port and Sherry Wines, all of good
quality at DAVID & G ARIG'S.
PRIZE CANDIES-In great quantities, also
Shoo Fly Gum at DAVID & GARIG'S.
K EEN CUTTERl-Axes, Hatchets, Knives,
&c:, of the celebrated Keen Kutter Co.
DAVID & GARIG.
BRIDGEWOODS WARE-And China Tea
Setts at prices which will astonish the na
tives by DAVID & GARIG.
SARDINIES in Oil, Sardines in Tomatoes, all
,find and imported goods at Iavid & Garig's.
(ATMEAL-A few 51b packages of fresh
Pin Head at )AVID & GARIG'S.
CHEESE--N Y Cream, English Dairy Cheese,
Western Factory Cheese. I)AVID & GARIG
TUGA RS-Cut Loaf, best quality ; Powdered,
Kstrictly pure; N Y & Lomiiana "A," White 4
and Yellow Clarified, Choice Prairie, and Fair
Open Kettle in quantities to suit, at
IAVI) & GARIG'S.
M ACKEREL Half Barrels, Quarter Barrels,
Drums and Kits, all fresh from Boston
packers, at DAVID & GARIG'S.
S WEET POTATOES--A few barrels of choice
Yam Potatoes at DAVI[D & G ARIG'S.
FIRE ClRACKERSt-A small lot of Golden
Chop Fire Crackers. just received and will
be sold cheap by DAVID & GA RIG.
[IHOC )LATE--Maillard's Vanilla and Sweet
G Chocolate, McColb's half Vanilla and Cocoa
in half and quarter pound packages at
D)AVII) & GARIG'S.
NEUFCIIATEL CIIEESE-T1wo cases nicei
and fresh. Price ten cents..
For sale by DAVID & GARIG. 1
PITRE FRUIT JELLIES--Put up in new
I and attractive styles, and guarnteed Pure
Fruit. DAVID & GARIG.
PLUM PUI)I)ING-A few 21h cnns of this
celebrated Desert for Christmas Dinner.
Send 50 etsa and be happy. [)AVID & GA RIG.
QPICES, Nutmegs, Cloves, Cinnamon, Al
spice, sifted Black Pepper, Ginger. &c.
DAVID & GARIG.
T H R TE RABIES for 10 cents at
THRE DAVID & GARIG'S
ATTORNEYS.
H S. LANG, Attorney and Conuselor
. at Law, D)onaldsonville, La. Will
practice in all courts of the State of Lou
isiana. jyl9
TIIOMAS B. I)Ul'REE, Attorney and
Counselor at Law. Oflice: No. 6,
Pike's Row, B:aton ]ronge, La. Will
prntice in the State and Federal courts.
may31
E. W. ROERTSoIN... s. M. ROBERsoxN.
E W. & 8. M. ROBERTSON, Attor
Snoeys and Counselors at Law. Office
on North Boulevard street, Baton Rouge,
La. Will practice in the Fifth and Sixth
Judicial Districts. feb8
A. S. 8HERRON..C. C. BIRD.. .L. B. BEALE.
HERRON, BIRD & BEALE-Attor
neys at Law. Office on North onu
lovard street, near the Postoflice, Baton
Rouge, La. Will attend to all law busi
ness entrusted to them in this and ad
joining parishes. f.. ehb
II. M. FAVRI'T.......... . I. LAMON.
FAVROT & LAMON-Attorneys at
Law. Offlice on North Boulevard
street. Baton Honge, La. Will attend
to all law business entrusted to them in
this and adjoining parisli's. febS
GEORGE W. BUCIKNER, Attorney
at Law, and Notary l'ublic, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana.
ANDREW JACKSON.
CARRIAGES AND BUGGIES--From
the celebrated factory of Sayers &
Scovill, Cincinnati. A tine and well
selected stock of Carriages and Buggies,
both top and open; also, Open Carriages,
Doctors' Buggies, etc. Please examine
stock and prices before purchasing else
where. ANI)RE1lW JACKSON.
- )ES, AXES, ETC.--The well known
' "'Lynden" Hioe, and Planters' Steel
ioues, Collins' celebrated Axes and other
ibrands, 'l'ees :ndl Biek Bands, Nails,
i'Powder andi Shot, WVoidenlware, For
alre by AN)1 ) E W .IA(:KlsON.
A)ADI)LES, IARlNESS, ETC.--All
J deseripltiu.is of Saddles, inclildiug
the latest styles, and Ilarness combining
the newest inprovmietlnts, for sale at
most reasonable prices.
ANliREW ,JACKSON.
U ARI)EN SEiEI), Of the justly pop
ular crops of I). M. . Frry & Co.
fresh and genuine. For sale by
ANDll\V .IA( AKSON.
S UGAR AND MI0LASSIES--By tlie
Shogshead and barrel, or by retail, at
ibottom plrices, by
ANDRIEW JACKSON.
FLOI R--[ 10 r ba rrels and half barrels
of Fancy and ho('ice Extra Flour, at
the lowest 'ash prices., t store of
ANDI) I\VW .JACKSON.
EAT-Green tSilts aild Shoulders,
M Bacon, 'id, in fact, all articles
needed by plainters. For sale iby
ANIDREW JACKSON.
CORN, OATS AND lRlAN - Large,
stocks of the above, for sale low, hy
ANIDREW JA(IKSON.
COFFEE-- n store: 50) bags of Rio
Coffee, different grades, at lowest
rices. ANIRIREW JACKSON.
SEEI) POT''ATOES-In store and for
S sale: Peerless and Russet Potatoes,
at store of ANDREW ,JACKSON.
Robt. F. Hereford, M. D.,
OFFERS his plrofe.ssinal services to the citi
zeus of Balton I(ngee ac d vicinity.
Office--('orner Lnfavette and Florida streets
Boneaze Buildhing. Rsihnee-..\frica street,
between St. Ferdiu;m ad aUd St. Louis streets.
Refers by peerissnion to )lr. T.1. Illtclington,
Heon. A. 1herrne, Andtrew .Jackson, Win. I; tig,.
Rev. Dr. Goelerich. M:ajor W. T. ('luverius and
Messrs. Gonrrier &. MchNair.
]Attoe Rouge', January 10th, l+0.
Ilaving, known DR. hlEIEFOfItD foer eany
pears it althords Ie pleasure to re.comnmendl hilit
to the citizens of Ilaton lenge', as a genltlemanll
and physeini. entirely worthy of thelir centi-.
dence. (jani 1 lvly) Ti't S..1. I'FFI N ;TON.
Silver-Plated 'Silvr:tl.d
MW ARIm. Ware on hand, I will
sell the samce, for the next thirty lays, at a reduc
tion of TWENTY-F\'IVE PERh C(ENT. Now is
the tiulme to buv TEA SETS. C'AS'I'RS. CAKE
B:\SKE,'TS. WATER PI'ITlERS, IIUtTTER
I)ISIIES. etc., etc., at a GREAT IARGA.\IN.
The above goods are warranted to be the BEST
that is madel. 1U0IIN J HINSON.
S i a e week ill your own town. Terms and
iL tive dollar outtit free. Address 11. Hal
lett & Uo., P'ortlnid Maine.
F INE SILID.) G;(LD ),TEW\VELItY. a very large
and well selected stock, at low prices and
fully warranted, at JOHN JOHNSON'S.
S--- Ol.r day at home. Samples worth
TOi-9. lv rfive dollars free. Address Stin
stneu & Co., Portlaned Maine.
ROLLED GOLD JEWELRY, the very best
Smade. A large assortZ ent at
JOHN JOHNSON'S.
O LI) Daniel Boone-A favorite brand
Sof Whisky, at D)avid & Garig's.
T O GET Bl'MNSINFS, you minst adve
tise in the Calitolian.
EVERYTHINGC sold at low price, and war
ranted as represcntedl, at John Johnson's.
72 A WEEK Twelve' dollars a day at
home easily made. Address Trie &
Co., Acgtletal, Maine,
BATON ROUGE.
CAPITAL HOUSE.
The undersigned begs leave to an
Ianounea to his friends and the public
generally that he has openede
 otauin t anOlyter aloon
at the corner of Lafayette And Main
streets, oppositeCluveris' drugstore
where the Choicest Wines, together with
every delicacy in season, to be found here or
fromn New Orleans markets. Tim HIOTEL,above
the Restauranat, having been thoroughly repaired
and renovated, is now open for guests.
ALEXANDRE GROUCHY, Proprietor.
VERANDAS HOTEL
-AND
1E E3 S TAXTTR LAN." T,
THIRD STREET, BATON ROUGE, LA.
C. CREMONINI, - Proprietor.
Board by the day, week or
STl lC month. Good accommoda
S*Ietions for travelers. A por
ter will be in attendance
at all hours, day or night.
Reed Stc1ý.
DRUC STORE!
(Established in 1870.)
CORNER OF AFRICA AND SOMERULOS STS,
Proprietor.
KEEL'S CONSTANTLY ON ]HAND a full
assortment of Drugs and Medicines, Chem
icals, Patent Medicines, Toilet Soaps, P,,rfumerv
Nail and Tooth Brullshes, Fancy Articlhs, Cilt
lery. Fishing Tackle. Night Tapers, Insurance
Oil, Five and Ten Cent Cigars, Stationery, etc.
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY PREPARED AT ALL HOURS
S. MENDELSOHN,
Dealer in
Fancy and Staple Groceies
PROVISIONS,
Plantation Supplies, Cutlery,
Wines and Liquors,
Tobacco,
GLASSWARE, CROCKERY, NOTIONS
Corner Lafayette and Main Streets,
fehl5 BATrON ROUGE, LA.
Red Stick Cheap Store.
JOHN J. WAX, PROPRIETOR.
Dealer in
Pancy Staple Groceries,
LIQUORS, CIGARS,
TOBACCO AND CONFECTIONERIES,
St. Ferdinand St.,
feb8 BATON ROU(tE, LA.
GEO. H. WILSON,
Deale.r in
WYestern Produce, Groceries,
PLANTATION SUPPLIES,
Saddlery and Harness,
Corner of Third and Convention Sta.,
fehl5 BATON ROUGE, LA.
JOSEPH LARGUIER,
(Established in 1849.)
DEALER IN
HOUSE-FURNISHING GOODS,
Agricultural Implements, Paints,
Coopers,' Blacksmiths' and
Carpenters' Tools,
Oils, Class,
CORNER OF THIRD AND FLORIDA STREETS,
(,iga of Red Plow,)
fi ATlIV)N ROUGE, LA.
M. J. WILLIAMS,
])I"ALEIt IN
hrlor, Ice and Cookinaq Stoes,
;rOVr PANS,
And a all other nppllrtea-all'nes foir Stoves,
I of all siZes.
lA large assortmnat of' TINWARE,
alw.s on hau :aad.
NORTHWEST CORNER OF MAIN AND FIFTH STREETS,
fillb- B]ATaN l{,ar';a:, LA.
Photographic Artist
MAIN STREET, BATON ROUGE, LA,
Photolbalms, Framel, lies, Btic,, ec,,
CO()NST.\ NTLY ON JIANI)D.
COPYING OLD PIOTURES A SPECIALTY,
SUMTER HOUSE I
CHARLES WIECK, PROPRIETOR.
Corner of Third and Laurel Streets,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
T AR- ROOMS andl fanalies anpplled with
1) (lhampa nn,. Pl'aat Slh'rav. ('lavet aal White
Wines; Irish, Bouarbohn, (li ii Ihnan'h, Chi(aken
(',ak and (othor Banad of \VWIISIKY; Weisterni
Lagar haer, Ale, P'ortor. (Ginger Alo, etc.
J11st Baraalds of Cigars aalways oil jl:llad.
BSCtARCK SALOON
LAGER BEER HOUSE!
J. PHILIP BOTT...----- -... Proprietor,
(ornaer t Louisa and Nl Bordevard Sts,
The lest of Wines, Liquors and Cigars always
kap'it in handa. Custonmers carefully attended ta.
Bott's Livery Stable
Aajlacent to his Saloon.
Will alwa-s la saupplidl with larses andl Car
riages foir hire, at all lolrs. Feredl anl .tabling
foril arliltllal. Rates asn low as the ch.tapest.
L. T~JDO T,
uctioner alld ommision i erlchat,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
P. O. Box 84,
feb8 BATON ROUGE, .LA.
G. GESSELLY,
Civic and Military Tailor
THIRD STREET,
Jaidrl BAITON ROUG E.
A LOVE TALE IN VERSE.
Softly sang the little love birds,
Summer zephyrs kissed the earth;
Fell on groups of little children
Playing in their artless mirth.
Close behind the damask curtains,
In a home of luxury,
Sat a delicate young maiden
On the verge of twenty-three.
Sat and watched there in the gleaming,
Till the hour of eight was told,
Melancholy o'er her stealing
Yes, the maid was growing old.
Suddenly she sees a figure
Coming thro' the gath'ring gloom,
Then the melumeholy maiden
Proudly prances round the room.
When he pulls the good bell handle,
Prompt she opes the massive door ;
In the parlor they are seated
All her troubles now are o'er.
On his knes she gayly perches;
Fromn another room her pa
Looks upon his artful daughter
With astonishment and awe.
As his arm was around her gliding,
And his lips to hers were glued,
Right behind the chair the old man
Like an awful spectre stood.
Need we tell the old, old story,
Of man's trust and woman's guile i
I should say not I They were married
In the most expensive style.
A Lesson on Dress.
My young friend, Cora Lee, was a
gay, dashing girl, fond of dress and
looking always as if, to use a common
saying, just out of a band-box. Cora
was a belle, of course, and had many
admirers. Among the number of
these was a young man named Ed
ward Douglass, who was the "pink"
of neatness in all matters pertaining
to dress, and exceedingly particular
in his observance in the little proper
ties of life.
I saw from the first thatif Douglass
pressed his suit, Cora's heart would
be an easy conquest, and so proved.
"How admirably they are fitted to
each other," I remarked to my hus
band on the night of their wedding.
"Their tastes are similar, and their
habits so much alike that no violence
will bIe done to the feeling, of either
in the more intimate associatious that
marriage brings. Both are neat in
person and orderly by instinct, and
both have good principles."
"From all present appearances the
match will be a. good one," my nus
band replied.
There was, I thought, something
like reservation in his tone.
"Dl)o you really think so?" I said, it
little ironically; for Mr. Smith's ap
proval of the marriage was hardly
walrni enough to suit ily fiancy.
"Oh, certainly. Why not' " he re
plied.
I felt a little fretted at my husbaid's
miode of speaking, but made no fur
the, remark on the subject; He is
never enthusiastic nor sanguine,
and did not mean, in this instancee, to
doubt the fitness of the parties for liap
piness in the limarried state, as I half
iniagined. For myself, I warmnly ap
proved my friend's choice, and called
her husband a lucky fellow to secure
for his companion through life a wo
man so admirably fitted to make one
like him happy. But it visit which I
paid Cora one day, about six weeks
after the honeymoon had expired, les
sened my enthusiasm on the subject,
and awoke some unpleasant doubt.
It hlappened that I called soon after
breaktast. (Cora met me in the par
lor, lookiung like a very fright. She
wore a soiled and irulllh'd morning
wrapper, her hair wais in lisper, andrl
shie had on dirty stockings and a pair'
of slippers down at the heels.
'IBless Ilre, Cori !" I said, "what is
the matterl? Have you been ill I"
"No. Why do you ask'? Is my
desrhabille rathelr oni the extreme n.?,"
''"Candidly 1 think it is, Cora,:' was
my frank answer.
"Oh ! well, no mlatterl," she crireless
ly replied, "'my fortune's mnade."
"''I don't clearly unlldlerstand yeo," I
said.
"I'm married, you know."
"Yes, I am aware of thatfact."
"No need of being so particular in
dress niow; for didn't I just say," re
plied Cora, "that my fortnune's madet
I've got a husband."
Beneath an air of jesting was
applarent thire real earnestness of my
friend.
"You dressed with a careful regard
anld neatness in order to win Edward's
love," said I.
"Certaiinly I did."
"And you should do the same in
order to retain it."'
"Why, Mrs. Smith, do- you think
my husband's affection goes no deeper
than mny dressl 1 should be very
sorry indeed to think that. He loves
me for myself."
"No doubt of that in tile world,
Cora; but remember that hie cannot
see what is in your milnd, except by
what you do or what you or what you
say. If he admires your taste, for in
stance, it is not from any abstract ap
lprciatiou of it, but because the taste
manifests itself in what you do; and
delpuend upon it, he will find it a very
hard matter to approve and admire
your correct taste in dress, for in
stance, when you appear before himu
every day in your present unattractive
attire. If you do nrot dress well for
husband's eyes, for whose eyes pray
do you dress ? You are as neat when
abroad as you were befolre you, mar
riage."'
"As to that, Mrs. Smith, common
decency requires rne to dress well
when I go out into company, to say
nothing of the pride one naturally
feels in looking well."
"And does not the same common
decency and natural pride argue
strongly in favor of your dressing
well at home for the eye of your hus
band, whose approval and admiration
must be dearer to you than the ap
proval and admiration of the whole
worldf"
"But he doesn't want to see me
rigged out in silks and satins all the
time. A pretty bill my dressmaker
would have against him in that event!
Edward has more sense than that, I
flatter myself."
"Street or ball-roem aWtitt "is one
thing, Cora, and becomiuig home ap
parel another. We look for both in
their place."
Thus I argued w'ith the thoughtless
young wife, but miy words ma de no
impression. When abroad she dressed
with exquisite taste, and was. lovely
to look upon; but at home she was
careless and slovenly, and made it al
most impossible for those who saw
her to believe that she was the bril
liant beauty they had met in company
but a short time before.
But even this did not last long. I
noticed, after a few months, that the
habits of home were not only confirm
ing themselves, but becoming appa
rent abroad. Her fortune was made
and why should she now waste time
or employ her thoughts about matters
of personal appearance?
The habits of Mr. Douglass, on the
contrary, did not change. He was as
orderly as before, and dressed with the
same regard to neatness. He never
appeared at the breakfast table in the
morning without being shaved, nor
did he lounge about in the evening in
his shirt sleeves. The slovenly habits
into which Cora bad fallen annoyed
him seriously, and still more so when
her carelessness about her appear
ance began to manifest itself abroad
as well at home. When. he hinted
anything on the subject she did not
hesitate to reply, in a jesting manner
that her "fortune was made;" she did
not trouble herself any longer about
how she looked.
Douglass did not feel very much
complimented, but as he had his share
of good sense he saw that to assume
a cold and offended manner would do
no good.
"If your fortune is made, so is mine,"
he replied on one occasion, quite cool
ly and indifferently. Next morning
he appeared at the breakfast table
with a beard of twenty-four hours'
growth.
"You haven't shaved this mnorning,
dear," said Corn, to whose eyes thie
dirty-looking faee of her husband was
particularly unpleasant.
"No," he replied, carelessly. "It is
a serious trouble to shave every day."
"But you look much better with a
cleanly shaved face."
"Looks are nothing--ease and com
fort everything," said Douglass.
"But common decency, Edward."
"I see nothing indecent in a long
beard," replied the husband.
Still Cora argued, but in vain. Her
husband went off to his business with
his unshaved face.
"I don't know whether to shave or
not," said Douglass, next morning,
running over his rough face, upon
which was a beard of forty-eighthours'
growth.
His wife had hastily thrown on a
wrapper. and with slipshop feet and
head like a mop, was lounging in a
rocking-chair awaiting the breakfast
bell.
"For mercy's sake, Edward, don't
go any longer with that shockingly
dirty face," spoke up Cora. "If you
knew how dreadfully you look !"
"Looks are nothing," replied Ed
ward, stroking his beard.
"Why, what has come over you all
at once?"
"Nothing, only it's such a trouble
to shave every day."
"But you didn't shave yesterday."
"I know; I'm just as well off to-day
as if I had. So much saved, at any
rate."
But Cora urged thie matter, herhues
band finally yielded, and mowed down
the luxuriant growth of beard.
"llow much bet;ter you do look!"
said the young wife. "Now don'r go
another day without shaving."
"But why should I take so much
trouble about meme looks I'm just as
good with a long beard as with a short
one. It's a grejat dleal of trouble to
shave every lday. You can love me
just as well; and why need I care
what others say or think?"
On the following morning Douglass
appeared, not only with along beard,
but withl a shirt front and collar that
were both soiled and crumpled.
T"Why, Edward, how you do look !"
said Cora. "You have ucitlheruc shaved
nor put on a cleau shirt."
Edward stroked iis facee, and ran
his fingers along the edge of
his collar, remarking indifferently, as
he did so:
"It is no matter. Ilook well enough.
This being so very particular indress
is waste of time, and I am getting tired
ofit."
And in this trim Douglass went off
to his business, much to the annoy
ance of his wife, who could not bear
to see her husband look so slovenly.
"Gradually the declension froom neat
ness went on, until Edward was quite
a match for his witfe, and yet, strange
to say, Cora had not taken the hint,
broad as it was. In her own person
she was as untidy as ever.
About six months after marriage we
invited a few friends to spenda social
evening with us, Cora and her hus
band among the number. Corn came
alone quite early, and said that her
umsband was very much engaged and
coutld not come until after tea.
My young fricud had not taken
much pains with her attire. Indeed,
her appearance mortified me, as it
contrasted so decidedly with that of
the other ladies who were present,
and I could not help suggesting to her
that she was wrong in being so indif
ferent about hler dress. But she laugh
ingly replied to me:
"You know my fortune's made now.
Mrs. Smith. I can afford to be negli
gent in these matters. It is a great
waste of time to dress so much."
I tried to argue against this, but
could make no impression upon her.
About an hour after tea, and while
we were all en aged in pleasant con
versation, the door of thie parlor open
ed and in walked Mr. Douglass.
At the first glance I thought I must be
mistaken. But no, it was Edward
himself. But what a figure he did
cut. His uncombed hair was stand
ing up in stiff spikes in a hundreddif
ferent directious; his face coqld not
have felt the touch of a Irazor for two
or three days, and be was guiltless of
clean linen for at least the samelength
of time. His vest was soiled, his boots
e blacked, and tthete was an unmis=
- to able bole it Ohie bfiiilbw.
a "Why, Edwardl" exclaimed hbid
wife, with a,look of mortiSeatiou wad
a distress, as bq ha.banp came across
Si room with a face min which no con
d 5ciousness of tie 'fgure he cut could
y be detected.
S"Why, my dear fellow, what is tl4e
matter °P.said nty husband, frankly;
v for he perceived that the ladies were
- beginning to titter, and the gentle
y men were looking at each other and
trying to repress their risible tenden
[ cies, and therefore deemed it best to
try to throw off all 'iegerve upon the
Ssubject.
"The matter t Nothing's the mats
e ter, I believe. Why do you ask?"
e Douglass looked grave.
a "Well may he ask what is the mat
ter," broke in Cora, energetically.
e "How could you come here in such a
plight9"
"In such a plight?" and Edward
r looked down at himself, felt his beard
and ran his fingers through his hair.,
"What is the matter?" Is anything
wrong ?"
"You look as if you just waked up
4 from a nap of a week with your clothes
on and come off without washing
your face or combing your hair," said
I my husband.
"Oh !" and Edward's countenance
t brightened a little. Then he said,
with much gravity of manner, "I have
i been extremely hurried of late, and
t only left business a few minutes ago.
I hardly thought it worth while to go
home to dress; I knew we were all
friends here. Besides, as my fortune
is made, (and he glanced with a look
not to be mistaken, toward his wife),
I do not feel called upon to give as
, much attention to mere dress as for
inerly. Before 1 was married it was
necessary to be more particular in
these matters, but now it is of no con
sequence."
I turned toward Cora. Her face was
like crimson. In a few moments she
arose and went quickly from the room.
I followed her, and Edward came af
ter us pretty soon. He found his wife
in tears, and sobbing almost bysteri
cally.
"I've got a carriage at the door," he
a said to me, aside, half laughing, half
serions-"so help her on with her
things, and we'll retire in disorder."
"But it's too bad of you, Mr. Doug
lass," replied I.
5 "Forgive me for making your house
the scene of this lesson," he whispered.
"It had to be given, and I thought I
would venture to trespass upon your
forbearance."
r "I'll think about that," said I in re
turn.
In a few minutes Cora and her hus
band retired, and in spite of good
breeding and everything else we all
had a hearty laugh on my return to
the parlor, where I explained the cu
rious little scene that had just occur
t red..
How Cora and her husband settled
t the affair between themselves I r ever
inquired. But one thing is certain, I
never saw her in a slovenly dress af
terward, at home or abroad. She was
cured.
A WAR ANEODOTE.
Savannah News.
During the late war Gen. McLaws,
now postmaster at Savannah, was rid
ing down his picket line, and encoun
Stered a genuine son of the Old Pine
State on duty, wlho had taken his gun
apart with the intention of giving it a
thorough cleaning. The General halt
ed in front of him, when tihe following
conversationl eusued:
"Look Ihere, ny man, are you not a
sentinei on duty I"
S "Well, y-a-s, a bit of a onle !"
"Don't you know it is wrong totake
yo m gun apart while on duty 9"
"''Well, now, who the devil are you"'
S The General saw his chance, and
Swith a sly twinkle of tlIme eye, replied:
"I'm a bit of at General."
s "Well, Ginelral, you must excuse
me. You see there is so many d-n
t fools riding #ound here a frllow can't
,, tell who's Gineral and who ain't. If
you will gist wait till I git Betsy Jane
fixecd I will give you a bit of a s'lute."
The General smiled and rode on,
Sfirmly convinced that that sentinel
would prove equal to any emergency.
AFTER DARK.
1 Almost invariably boys who have
been allowcd to roam firee at night
l have come to moral shipwreck and
Ssocial destruction. The exceptions
r have beeu where there was whole
some temperament, strong intellect,
and lleculiar social influences. Men
e and boys, women and girls, whatever
e may have been theirculture, feel that
there is something in the streets at
Snight difflreint from that which is in
the day-something that excites ap
Sprehension, or creates alarnm or gives
Slicense. Boys that are demure by
Sday will say things at night which they
Swould blush to utter in the daylight.
I The well-known fondness of the
Czar for a joke, even under the most
n depressing circumstances, was never
, better illustrated than on the occasion
t of the recent explosion under thedin
,f ing room of the Winter Palace. The
Sdreadful event occurred just as a
. royal party were approaching the
rooml. Two large pies and a vast
Squantity of nuts and raisins being
thrown with great violence in their
direction. Quickly turning to the
Snearest duke the Czar asked him why
* the explosion was like the alkali
fields of New Mexico. The duke gave
( it up. "Bncause," said the monarch,
"it is a desert waste." It is believed
that after this the Nihilists will go
about their work with renewedvigor.
. An Irishman once saw aclock which
e showed the Greenwich and Dublin
d time, and he saw that the Dublin time
d was twenty minutes behind that of
- Greenwich, and he asked how that
Swas, and it was explained to him that
t Dublin being to the west of the first
o Meridian must have its time later than
f that of Greenwich. 'Then, be the
b powers!' says Pat, 'there is another
:s injusticeto ould Ireland.'
"!ada ill ris any; ".ý bdll 4'i
you!' .
ýI "l t dai idt c
The lips -woer white *lth ~tlibre
I rather than fear, ablithe., lady took
lbtore, me: like a lioQesa at ba.y.
Even then I could not help but note
the splendid beauty ofthliisgraui d lady.
Tall and slender, eiaye black 'and
Sflthebing-,almost lurid : now; the
spectacle she presented, standipg there
in the middle of ,the aparteiie . was.
mI ore the appearAn+-d fki"quen'tbhan.
hanhntedaermiinal · i
'41: must/" ' .replied., '1 do not
doubt ,.your Innop~pe; looking in
your face, it is'u iot .marked with
guilt. -But :I am con~trainted 'to "doa
my duty, madam, howeve'ninimicat it
may be to feelings." :
Will you Allow me to clappge . ,y
dree " shite said, ,in a 'tone almlQst
pleasant. Thb hard linbs'tround" the
ibouth mad relhxed, and thb passionate
glow on the face gave way to ba.pleas
antsmile.
"Certainly, twill wait for you here."
"I wish to 'send a messenger for a
friend will you allow him to pastl"
"Cestinly.".
This was my. first interview with
Eugenie Corgille. I had seen her
here for months, the' leadetr of' our
gayest and most fashiofiable society.
In her splendid mansion thh6dispensed
the most profuse and elegant
hospitality.
A Spanish lady-a widow she 1id
represented herself-and had been a
resident here almost-a year: 'No one
ever suspected her of being ught but
what she seemed 'til one 'day l was
ordered to arrest her as a murderess.
It was now alleged, said, Mr. P.,
that this young beauty was none other
than the woman who had poisoned
her husband in Havapp, and fled with
all his wealth. An immense reward
was offered for her apprehension, and
the circumstances that had' come to
our knowledge pointed her out beyond
all doubt as the person we were in
seaich of. Yet the person who had
recognized her the evening before
at the theatre advised us to be careful
lest she should escape us. I laughed
at the idea. Mr.-and myself were
sufficient to arrest a lady. We were
old enough in the ways of cunning to
defeatony such attempt. When the
lady left me I stepped to the window
and said to Mr. I-,who was waiting
at the door:
"The lady desires to send for a friend
suffer him to pass."
Almost at the same instant the door
of the apartment the lady entered wosr a
opened, and a youth--apparentiy. a
mulatto boy--came oet and passed
hurriedly through the room into the
hall, and from thence into the street.
It was no doubt the messenger, I
thought, and I picked up a book and
commenced reading.
Nearly an hour passed, and still the
the lady did not make her appearance,
nor did the boy return. The friend
she had sent for must live at some
distance, or the lady is unusually
careful about her toilet, I thought;
and so another hour went by. At last
I grew impatient and knocked at the
door.
"Madam I can't wait any longer."
There was no reply. I knocked
repeatedly, and at last determined to
force an entrance. Strange fears
harassed me, I began to suspect, I
knew not what. It tookbuta moment
I to drive in the door and once in that
apartment the mystery was' revealed.
The robes of the lady lay upon the
floor, and scattered over the room
were suits of boy's wearing apparel,
similar to that worn by the mulatto.
On the table was a cosmetic that
would stain the skin a light, delicate
brown. I was foiled for a surety;
the lady had escaped in the guise of
a messenger. I should Ihave detected
the ruse; I felt humiliated, and
determined to redress my error. I
knew she would not remain in the
city an instant longer than necessary.
I hurried to her banker's and found
she had drawn the amount due her
an hour befolre.
"Who presented the check' I asked
the clerk.
"A mulatto boy. It was made
payable to bearer.'
There was yet a chance. The
French steamer left within an hour; it
was possible she would seek that
means of escape. I jumpned into a
cab, and arrived there ten minutes
before she left the whlarf,-just in
time to assist an aged, decrepit
gentlemanl into the cabin.
There were few passengers; none
answering the description of the
person I sought. I stood on the
wharf watching the receding vessel
until it disappeared. I was in the act
ot turning away when 'a hackman
approached me with the remark;
"Mr. F., did you see that old than
on board ; hlie had a long white beard
and hair that fell on the shoulders 7'
S'Yes.'
"Well, Sir, there's something curi
ous about him.'
'WhyS'
'Why, sir, when he got into my
carriage he was a mulatto boy, and
when he got out he Vwas an old mnan.'
I will not repeat theexpression I used
then-it was neither polite nor
refined-for I knew the vessel would
be far out to sea before she could be
overtaken. I was foiled by a woman.
Nor could I help rejoicing, now that
she had escaped.
rlInnoocent or guilty, there was a
charm about her none could resist.
SThe spell of her wondrous beauty
i affected all who approached her. It
Slingers in memory yet; and I could
not have the sin of her blood upon
I my conscience.
A board school teacher was endea
voring to ascertain the extent of her
Schildren's knowledge of numbers. On
a the question being asked, 'Would you
B rather have three paper bags with two
f oranges in each, or two paper bags
t with three oranges in each ?' all but
t one little fellow expressed themselves
as without preference. The teacher
Sasked this pupil for his decision, and
B he was persistent in liking the bags;
r his reason for this was, "So I could
have more bags to bust !'
tweW41y$) +rrlIonaaoa Ilvy
year in thtT ei:,o ii i ttiq*dgi
paper trades in 41si -ountrgy P, ta
,atib`4 fl aoI ab0o , nd brty
andiVid i h i tite Iii b '
postals. Three 1'pesss e aere ot
mheet antoi ti pso scate ds s ite
t 1 ý iA .týo n r w s aet .
by' wm 1h fs'tstebboard l
ing 500 cards. '1*govicr meat .Pll eer
is C nstly on'hnd too nisda
.pilferig Hofeardsh4 isdne:i Tjm-iBuI
oieniainfaw toW , laiout!b~
the re used il is coy wo
hndred ndr forty eix ddll
thre tbouan asidrr ikt ' s
Of the new international card intro
duced a few wiek tbJrdre h~ been
two millions useda , :iThe gov.
ernment gkeps, o hnd.pepty4ve
million of the potQr s,
"EAIDL K ldBOeING $'' 'd
The membelrs i the pro* in this
city, though not oppresed'th "f6irt
sonal beauty wilt certainly average
as'itll, tM i fas honiest cbiiititiliinces
go,' as any' it, theeoantry. Tworgek
tlemen, Hank Wtigbt.of the Tinese
and ,Capt. Banl of. the 'iQoneg,
whose rctitdd, of'onIuc t anud ujim
peachable 'hitkrity are' k1ii6
thronghout!the entire eommuqfty,
amuse themselves duriug a pati' of
the day in reporting trials at Moody's
court. Behind a table, near his bon~i ,
and facing the jury,;. attorne s ;and
the public in general, the, scribes C
cord, with heads bowed dod'n, the
evidences in the' varidts 'cas; bcca
saonally looking up to'rest their tired
orbs then immfdiatly resaning their
labors.
A gentleman from the rural dis
tricts observing them, inquired:
"What are them fellers being tried
fort"
"What fellers '" asked a bystander.
"Them hard looking cusses behind
that table."
"Oh," replied a wag, who saw the
joke, "for stealing hgrses'"
'I thought so; pretty mean lookin'
aint they ? You bet they are bad
men. I never seed two more villain
ous lookin' countenances.'
'That's the way they always look,'
replied the joker.
'Of course, they can't look no other
way. 8SoJhow they hold' tV '* tiIet1s
down; caiFlook', ad honest "man in
the face. I will bet one of them was
the thief that stole my hoss.'
A BULEBQiE NISEE,
A striking, if not, pieturesque-look
ing, figure of a man can be seen in a
New Jersey town.' Heis dressed in
a cauvas shirt, with. two meal bags
for breeches reaching to his knees;
on his head is a ragged-edged hat
full of holes. He is a 'gold blind,
whatever that may. be; that is tosay,
he imagines everything has the hue
of gold; at any rate, hegathers sticks
and stones, under the impression that
they are coins, and boasts of 'hise
treasures hoarded in the swamps
where he dwells. He calls at tise
shops for advertising cards and imag
ines them bank bills, and the bright
colored placards of patent medicine
vendors he treats a United States
blonds. He cries and wrings his
hands when any one threatens
to enter his shanty in the swamp, and
spends half the night counting over
his fortune. In fact, he seems to eno
joy life as well as the miser who
hoards real gold, and the comumunity's
stock of wealth is in no ways dimmn
ished thereby. He is a living carisca
ture of men who find pleasure simply
in accumulating money and procure
no other advantage of it for them
selves or others.
There is a classof timid people who
are afraid of store clerks, and who
hardly dare to go away without bny
ing something. They tremble at the
Might of a waiter and tee him, and
patiently take what he places before
them, never grumbling. They rever
ence a conductor or brakestnan as if
hlie were a prime minister, and ire
filled with gklory if he only does not
put them off the car. They always
take the poorest seats for fear that
people may think that they are selfish;
and if a snow ball hits them in the
head they turn and smile a vote of
thanks to the hoodlum who threw it.
They are net Uriah Heeps, but mod
est, unworldly, good-hearted people,
who admire the saucy, practical ones
But away down in their hearts is a
spirit of Wild Bill, and onqp in a
while, when too much imposq up~on,
they rise up and spill things. .
A quaint story of Andrew Jackson
is told by a writer in the Nashville
Banner. He was visiting a Kentucky
town where, anmong the gentlemen
presentedl to him was a Major Lewise
who desired to impress Jackson and
his admirers with his own indep
endence. Taking a dignfled attitude,
hlie said 'Well, General, I have all
my life been voting against you.'
Jackson courteously bowed to him and
said, good humoredly' 'Well, Major
Lewis, I have all my life been fight
ing thle battles of my country in order
that you might enjoy that privilege.'
Energy will do anything that can be
done in thie world; and no talent, no
circumstances, no opportunities, will
make a two-legged animal a man with
out it.
SA toll gate near Greensburg, Ind.
S"is guarded night and day by ten armed
r men, at an expense of $175 a week,
I while the receipts are only $10. The
residents have repeatedly destroyed
it, and the company have resovd to
defend it at Si cost.

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