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"It's the strangest noise I ever heard.
The honse must be haunted, for only a
ghost could be guilty of making such an
"NossenseP' replied my sister Hattie,
with a little nervouls latigh; it's only the
wind, or a mouse stirring in the-"
Hiattleglaced apprehensively ovorber
shoulder, in the directoion indleated,quite
w hite and startled.
"How foolish it was of us to think of
staying two nights in this great old hoase
alone! I wish Cousin Jack were here,
for if a ghost were reallyio make its ap
pearance, what should we ever do f"
"I am not no much afraid of ghosts
troubling us as I amof robbers. Thank
heaven, all the doors are locked below,
and no one can get in without our hear
ing them, were they to walk ever so
softly," said I.
During the absence of our parents,
who had gone to see a sick relative liv
ing in a neighboring town, my sister
IHattie and I had volunteered to remain
at home and take charge of affairs until
thei'r return. The only person besides
ourselves in the house-a great, ramb
ling old structure, with innumerable
chimneys and gables, and wethter
stained porches-was a female domestic,
w ho slept in a remote chamber on the
Lirst dloor. We went up to our room early
in the evening, for we felt a little timid
in spite of the often expressed assertion
that we were not a Itdafriid.,
The silver was kept in a small safe in
my mother's apartments, which commu
nicated with ours, and could not be
resah qibertwisewitot gping through
a lofik'hall,"tthb d4W of gieh *iai both
bolted and locked from the inside. The
noise that had startled as so, was unlike
anything I had ever heard bofore-a
kind of stealthy, uncertain Watling, as
if made nilatentiosuYa and entirely
against the will of whatever or whoever
it was that occasioned it.
Naturally counaeoou, and accustonted
to actinga ewell Ur i 4tpre,) 1
I arose, locked the door, dropped the
curtain, and took a look around the
room. No sign of either ghost or robber I
to be seen.
"A brave pair we are, I maustsay,"said I
I, taking a volumeof Scott's Poems from
the table, and beginning to read aloud
from the "Lay of the Last Minstrel;" but
I had scarcely read three lines before the I
same low, strange, rustling sound was t
heard again. I
Hattie quickly turned around and
looked inquiringly atthe closet, the door I
ef which stood partly open. A large, I
old-fashioned chest was in one corner, t
and above it hung a numberless array of i
garmneuts-dressese, skirts, wraps, and c
ladies' apparel of all kinds. 1
"It must surely be a mouse, Grace,"
for there can't be anything else in the r
closet, said Hattie, in a frightened whis- c
I got up, fing the closet door wide e
open, and gave the skirts a vigorous a
shake. I even mounted the old chest and I
took a prolonged survey of the upper Ii
shelves, moving bonnet boxes. and g
shawls, and everything movable within y
my reach; but mouse there was none,
nor any indications that one haIl ever n
"It is very odd,"' observeul fattie, in a u
lIow tone, noting an.xiously the result of c
any search. "I wonder ifthere truly is u
toy such things as spirits?" hi
"Otcourse not. We are only a little
ni vtns, tihr therO is really nothing here;"
ii luI I gave the skirts anotherte shake 1)'y
wa:,i ot' iddl iing Itoint tom) w iv''rds.
tmv stat, thinly deterimined not to allow
any fears to get the better of my reason.
Ilnttie, :af'ter awhile, said she would go
ti 'ed, nuid I might have Scott and the
ghost to myself. But it was rathet'l
loutly, sitting up alone4, .901 thonght the
wisest thing I could do was to follow hi'r
e amplulli', but not until I had again made 10
MIIO' that fItte door was locketl, and had
S.1 a shta'de ehamiberi lamp : t tlie'
~t ni at flt' Licai of tlit' lid.
i f Mt Ius tvi' fIcib n 11a10 i')cV i'fl ii'cilock
onI was awalketiii, not f'y a sottntd,
I did tinot Iteer any, Iutt by' snonm'thling
st'iiid Iifke a ~Iauluiw jmusitn. fit
in u1I ni the 1:glt. I spjuIag qi
:e \\i IL .ie bnu tim loom lnh .nit e sin
us knns pesene. o 11kieve
t0 that. so iiiijlensatitlv mwakt'ii'i
ii < o n i i
I !'rt'.t'nt Iv ;1 ~ ri u\ tIt'ilt·.~ I o rh(' tilt tntk'
n it a trtont'lo tildnus of' ottn l
31 v letit \ souilh still, t fr(\ Ii itit s lett i
I tyveetins, and ei tn tf in aH b
at it' sl ionll tie td' 'li'ibtr f In'
Acrrd tui' in~al c~) tist a'halU' Iaptti til,
hroieit I stt a the ti i tches with on
Sithie s e a nuthid kd ow h derspcer lat
ssid Wrinthd a wiltd cr3'lo a
waetn in spang fro th be, and w titth Ia
iuhoinupteldo the stegt hasmser u forte pr
aowm te, I. spagfomtebdadwt
" c 11t4, "we
With a aagle bomd she was by my
side, it,her pe *i sheet, a.4
O* 0d)~~~ r g1an.8.6 i
in it ?" she gasped.
"A man- burglar-amsnderer, for all
i I I berl al hbrd, form . life !"~
me Thaebl~l~li h ,pb$r#e4 ~
perhumapeffort, succeeded in forietng
or one hinge in sueh .manna as to a4lI
to air enough to perceive the possibility of
his being suffocated outrigl , ihis
of strange priar. n , J .
soe Another wrench and tte remaining
e, hinge was started. A,.seat conytisive
p- movement, so violent as to make the
stout old cheat fairly quiver, and Ave
ts grimy tingers were thrust in a vain at
ýk tempt to clutch my throat.
V, I bore down with all my might, but
r- the terrible band maintained its advan
wo tage, and inch by inch the lid was slow
ly shoved aside, until only our united
a, strength held it in place.
r- Hattie aidhler best to aid my efforts,
er but when two glaring black eyes appear
in ed on a level with the fearful hand, she
11 lost all control of herself, and a loud,
' ear-piercing shrick broke from her ashy
ls The nearest neighbor lived half a mile
" away. We were utterly alone and en.
' tirely *the meroy of the ruffian in the
0o chest, who, apoiW be escape, would
Y doubtless murder us both and burn the
d house afterward, perhaps to hide the
n double crime.
The thought was appaling and though
n she had un hope of help reia g mns,
i- Hattie continued to scream at the top
e of her voice, and every shriek was like
h that of hoi mo It aggy.
H ark ! 'e wa coming. Au
e anewerinm sunt thi ýbdl.w
e a shivering of glasses and window sash,
a and up the stairs, three at a time, came
R cousin Ja'k.
f Itattib k*s to the door, Unlbikd Up
r and then fell to the door in a dead faint.
"What is the matter ?" exclaimed
J Conusin Jack, as he entered. ,'What in
b th.--E?" *
a The man sprang from the chest and
e made a dikA* the door. Jack instant.
r ly seized him, clapped a revolver to the
villian's ear, and in no gentle tone ad
1 monished bia to surrender,if he did not
3 want to die there and then.
I The ruaf an seeing that resistance was
t of no farther avail, sullenly permitted n
Shimself t be-bonad. He did s.e
a word, bu$ his glittering eyes told
plainly of the airy raging in hi heart.
I A plentifel se bfE cold water quiekly t
r restored Hattie to consciousneness, and,
,as soon as she kwss able to Wtalk, we
,throw on our wrappers and went ont i
f in the hall, whore the bargl4r ly prone
on the door, securely boundf hand "add
"1 happeaed to bb Iss ing the house 6
at the moment, and heard your screams,"
explained Cousin Jack; "so I made all
haste to see what was the matter, little
expecting to find you in quite so peril.
(ons a fix, though I ftilt sure yon must
lie in sore need of help, for niever did I
hear such a series of blood cnrdling
shrieks as those with which Hattie had
just been favoring us."
Hattie shuddered and crept closer to s
strong, courageous .iack, and not until
the next day, did we know that the
man we had hold captive in the old oak
chest for two mortal hionus, was Nick
Billings, the moat dluring burglar and b
bank rolibor iin the ivholb Northwest. h
WHO WAS BLUEBEARD. A
A gentleman who saw the gray, for- a
lbiddiug castle (it Blmebleard rising
above the .station of (.'hainptoce, France,
tells who the fright fmil heio of the nor- ' l
to-,,n, reader muay ask, ·*Who was I
this real, historioal HI irdbehrd :l'
I answer that in JlrittanR lie was the
Sieur (illes il I- ltx, a great feudal
lord, who losser-aed yast estites and
gre-ut power in this incighlorliood in the
l:ltteir Itil it of the maurt'n thI and begin-.
Iling of tin- liftet-ntb relitli it', and was,
haIjidis, a utal81181 ina of I rane
ivith a hitI1 of iron at! a mworel of lire.
Gift vo inoth wit I phliv'ial strentgth
W on : at. Liith a ililed adl
b 'lc. h hJ coud caias hIc e i('bl his
'mtwascorn wt' th' cn1tI' with his vII r
Itnis Isbliev'd hli floit flaiti a b hitI- it
11um bloo4dt' h em RU i iil,'t bek l
I'emt hthrouh the-i Lumlnti'N. tmr t the Peulnl0 tbi
lroe hi a mUnds agpahiat htim iakjm im ti
lbrisotiir and11 carmiod~t him lto NaUtes.
'I'hi-rel hi'· was trietl byv his suzerainl
Iiind, %n eloks of thrittaw3-, ml d comnl L.
di.mued to baelujyat alive at the stake,
a judflreubc'ied into t ueoatiou ni
1440 on what is now the lhauusee, doi
Ia tlB~ 9 ~ te jtjln 'n~~P
fraut~f'ih 4nfieaA*I ~osr Mot ,r
staadina maushuthtlk Ji
An Lexchiage says:,We
t A. ol!been meIna*a eeabat with
l AQpwanliou, and was reletingbew t e
d. ai he;
af1 wentd that
,bl~~e~pc gio~i gy ~iwJ~jL~j% that
,I old boat, bnt we didn't eateh any; I got
s on. bite and Bill told me to neratch, bat
f I mUUQIy niU, and e I was WM tu
* *r, **41 r iiuId t e
b soad It was no such thing, and said he
e wins a liar and I would whip him if I
wei biggez'zi him, and he $i4 be'd reck
tie to sleep mother, and I said he wan a
t bigger one, and he said I never had the
. measles, and I said for him to fork over
. that knife, and he said ho couldn't see
I that fork, and I shuid I'd, Ax him for a
tombstone at Yolks, and he said my
granidmother was no ink i .1
said he darcn't take it ,'7 butr he did',
you bet, you never-well you never did
-then I got up again and he tried to,
but he didn't and I grabbed him, and
threw him down on top of me like nev
eral bricks; and I tell you: : it- bbaeet l
an4 so did he--and my Jiftl dog got h,
hind Ail and blkhim, *d killijke d4t
· the d d ogran sad
.catch"lutu..till I got home, and I'll
whip- higih more yet. Is my eye very
Afwdays sicean olde Botman
and wife presented themselves before a
Salem notary for the purpose of making
Vrl 1 bad.b
nd! asI t e ol Igentleman bin name.
That wan written down, and the notary
then inquired the wife's name.
' 4 jg i oll *h If·oer "id th 0,14 ]
"Han she no other name I" demanded
.tk# scribe. ]
The old man seratohed his hbea,
thought's few minutes and then tuarncd
to-the old woman t
"What wan it they called you when
yon wad a gal, old woman I" 1
She took her pipe from her mouth,
puckered up her lips end sent a stream
of tobacco Juice straight at the ats,
composedly reclining beneath the stove,
and'tersely replied :
"year $'e;" said the old else; ptl4'
to the notary, " ,believoe the t ddiln *
to call her Mandy.":'
A young lady' once hinted t6 a gentle. th
man that her thimble was worn out,
d pked what reward she merited for I
er industry. He sent her answer in the it
slapg4Qfa thinlsle, .on which t e o
fug lthe* were hgraved : '
"I send von a thimble for fingers nimble,
Which I hope will ft when you tzy it:
It will last you long if it's half as strong
As the l) t you gave me to buy it."
The editors nod publishers of New
York Truth have beg~un a suit for libel
againsnt the proprieorsn of the NewP York
times, daitiagies being leimandedc in the ~
suim of $50,000O. The lparticular offense ti
upon whichr the suit is based is an edi- '
tornal in the Times printed just after Iii
the O'Bnleu confession, iii wFhich the wri- af
ter· ehnrges·. the Truth prolprietorsJ with
being' guilty not only of fosrgetry but oft ft
subotnuation of perjury. Other suits ni
have been begiun againsat "Oath," George
Alfredl ''owosondt, Cincinnati Encluirer, F~
w~ho ind~ulgedc inl :i like strain, and Clt
against threet othe:.. - it
''Oh, sir·, I harve seen befttr da~ys !" p1
We! did hiot dloubt his word~, fbor it was
ra:iningr t;~nifully., li)
YM - I AND
O COALS W00D
WWOOD O NL.a .
OR SALE EVERYWHERE.
A 8leaim in ýlerg Isalubl!
UNIIlm.1Ill) IN EMERY I'PLTICULAlR!
FI7HlTANI) I)sT 111', 1. 1Xs e1£1)
andl ea .te t malnan d tooking Stove in the world.
It will mrmn eithe r Pol or worm.
icy a wouiderful invention one cut li-"ht a tiro
witfhoi t kinth1iiht, W( d ot ainyV kitll. In tifteen
~iunutex after lighitinii a fire the Stove i4 ready
to do hi tter work than any otiher in line. Call
around at in itore. on Main street, and examine
thin oJtJ ( tre at pleaiure will he taken in
,"exldbitbi & me tio.J 3 i. WtLsIeMS.
From Baton Rouge,
AS taken ebargeof Dr. GO TBR ' HOUSE
Wd, St.C 31em a e weqo i ~dand
tý isat~ bdtha I a h~U i
Ard. with or wi iat Roas, may be had at
ery reasonable terms. She ivites her many
thee vea, 4au13 m.
' ahae v! ' _" f~lr~ F
Aonwr am o0 00 0f1os1 .
Profeneor of 3d bp ustioe and
seerr, 4 l class.
Profe f Conni P ahtp.
Proefct of St e of 14ih hy.
Profesor of g.8
Profesor of thhe sr Coarse.
Prosor 5th b "hx r L Y and Arlwthmtle,
Po rofessor 5tmi.
The Aedem dar of this lastitultion wi i
commeonae the PIMT TURSDAY InOCTO.
Fore Oatelege, ebteaing terms had other
very Ap Re . J. GRIME S, Presidenit
sugS6y. ConeutP. 0., St. James, La.
ILouisiana State VoIU[nmi
AEIICUL'TIAL & IECIANICAL COLLBBI ,
t3rE next seauioo of Shia ~ttto blP
T E Iensele kalstitution begns
Octtbo 5th,88, and closes July 5th, tal.
WILLIAM PR T JOHNSTON,
J. W. NICHOLSON,
're m tics
Professor of! lk lrneema
P osfe eror of idb" . Nataral
Science and r el oomy.
nastructor in 8o lu i and Exper.,
Professor of Mlhstry $ e a eTacI, and
Professor of ; P pst of Prepara
SBoarding Dbapartieotis been established
at the Univer, whh t o uder the ma*"
Boi o l30 , r 004 N
The leapt ýya' s, tab juarterS~i~:o in ;;k
Lad(ing sad servant s attenadace......... 1.50
Walshin snd mae.ding............. .. 2.00
Fuel aadlighte ................,............1e
Medical atendae andmdiees........ 10
Total, per iatl...................t0 .00
Annual lceldental fee. $10.
No distianctions all be made between Cadets,
whether boarders In oroat of the University.
Cadets shall be equired toarcbsae theff own
text books, and provide themaelvss with the
uniform desinted by the tbius.
It is the in tion of the to Proceed itn.
amediately with the organIsation of t A cal
taral and Mechanical deprtmenta. To this end
it ha securedn the services of experienced and I
For further information address
Vice.President Board of Supervisors.
Baton Rouge, Sept. 25th, 1880. vba3 3m m
DL.W.LA. TX O 2,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.,
WHERE HRE IS PREPARED TO 8UC
ceessfully treat all CHRsoNIc DIxsRAse, such
as Nasal Catarrh, Bronchitis, Asthma, and all
LUNG AiFECTIONS, and by early applica.e
tion to one skilled in the treatnent of these die.
eases thousands of lives have been saved from
that dread disease, Consumption. The Doctor's
improved method of INHALATION, with con
stitutional remedies, succeed after all others
PILES, FISTULA and FISSURE cured
without the use of the knife, ligature or caustic,
free from pain. danger or loss of time from basi.
ness. These diseases receive spelial attention,
and cares guaranteed.
Epilopsy or Fits treated with wonderful as
cess, as all cases are carefully examined, an
none taken but those offering good prospects of
Impotency, Spermatorrhea and Sexnal Debil.
ity, treated by medicine alone, has heretofore
pros ed useless and even injuriouse. They do no
good, is the universal testimony of all honest
physicians. Thousands have "doctored" for
these complaints, and have thrown away their
money and their constitutions together, but the
Doctor combines medical treatment with elec.
tricity, the electricity being generated by a
simple electrical apparatus that any one can
use, and by these means insures success.
Constipation, the bane of so many lives and
the most proliflc source of Ill-health, cured by a
simple method, with little or no medicine.
Diseases of women treated by electricity,
without pain or exposure.
Stricture of the Urethra and Rectum cured
without a surgical operation and without pain;
Tape Worm, Diseases of the Kidnaeys, Bladder,
Private Diseases, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Ner
vous and Sick Headache, Asthma, Weak, Pain
tid and Sore Eyes, without a surgical operation;
)Deafness, Noise in the Ears, all Skin Diseases,
Scroflula, Tamoor, LoIas of Voice etc., success
fully treated by improved remedies.
Lititrs it iulilttirv must, he twittnpanittid with
siitnm fe ill rmiply.
N. I, - No tuines iriti public withott tle
written lit ''itt t fi. tthe 1 hat is.
The l(,ilowint pe"raons my he r01fer to:
NI W tOlRLEANS TESTIMONIALS.
('I ap1 tI \ i. IN( 'iARlD. Iils.
L. i I. ' I TERISON, flint stut'. iFaga , rile .
it1)X 1 tiMON1. Ita im*tl stre itl N.-wleght.
AiA. \I I IiL\ I., I Xiir uJagtkn and, Literty
1 lt' X I1Ab. MA . i.
1E. ),1. Mor0an lRaiload, Tape Worn.
.I.1t't1I 111.1 \l, liJnrunne stree t. Piles.
( ",pt. PII AIt L. Mor,;an ('it t. Lo~s of Voi,",.
L.EU. WI I11 :ON, G~rapp's 1lutt La., P'ike".
.I Al. W.A 11) L, I Iovitugtott, Ky., Fistula.
A'. I Sil C F1111, l oo.iao, iatt., Pilies.
1T.'1' s.W111. ain $tret. Cin'iti, Fissure.
'I. Ii OLf. XVot INS.ke itt. .'itIs i
117110N It:.\S8TAIAN..31ercer, Ky., Stri,"tnr."
.I. 1.. 11055. Il'n Lmonoda. Miss., P'iles.
.J1.1S.1LlifJ Oi,, ing tn.Ky., Dianetes.
.\. FRE cl)1)1. LADSsrop, La., filed.
. i. 1 lil)ON. 13": \V Winit uw·eel t. Cincin
ntult. O.. 1'tter1it.
.L T1. 1.\ WK INS, lasonu. Tenn., D~isc'hargg
traio thet U.
.. IB. V I I.SON. Altot. Ky., EpileIp.
1 .). .IlCKI'.'SOtN. Vii'ksltttrg, Mississippi,
1. T. WA I it EN, Iarirollton, 'e'innesste, iron
II. "l111??. Owen. Ky., Serdufla.
> OIiLe hours trmin ii A. M. to 4 1'. .1.
t WA NTEDM'' te il
paid for the
10 000 sameat the cor
BALES O1 COTTON I ner of Main and
Third street. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
ANDREW JACKSON, Cotton Buyer.
TO THE OLD LADIES-lis to Rosenield's
for a low-cutt, briad-sole, low-heel Shoe. For
comfort they aht utsuranssed.
An endless variet of Marseilles and
tap%1gh dollars. I4 '8.
1'for $l0,at FEIBELMAN'S.
-owl Tr o t
4# :J0 9 At
it P A . 111I ?3I, 'e . ýt;;ý i - .i.;. i 'ý
`'IY.-Y~' y.~Pb~j- I.'·
,qtr ý·: 'l
`ill' ! i j I · :
.011, u· t: ,
·!1ir~ . Pl~l: SB,;
ae riE.- 4tt~ r
~ k L~';~~E
NEW GOODS! NEW STYLES!
New Patterns and Low Prices,
81 annds 83 Caa), St., 1NTew Qrleans(
FALL AND WINTER STYLES;,
IN OUR STOCK OF CLOTHING AND
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS ARE IMMENSE.
THE GIREATEST DISP'LAY OF
ME'S, YOUHTIS', BOYS' AND CHILODREI'S CLOTHINC
Ever Brought to this Market.
Sninpls and instructions for SELF-MEASUlRING willingl sent on applfcatoni. v21k3
CALEB A. PARKER -& CO.,
GENERAL A(GENT FORl LOUISIANA. MISSISSIPPI, TEXAS AND ALABAMA, FOR
H. W. JOHNS', NEW YORK,
AT W1HOLESALE AND RETAIL.
IN WHITE AND ALL 'OWV 'TINTS. COLORS MIXED RFADY FOR USE. UNE.
( UALED IN THE MARKET FOR DURABILITY AND IIEAUTY.
AS ISTOS RIOOFING,.
UNEXCELLeD FOR-D 2RABItITY, NO RETENTION OF' WATER ON TEE ROOF,
EQUAL TO SLATE ON THAT ACCOUNT.
No. 10........ ..Union street........... Nw OrIeands
1EIMR TO PATRONS.
M eas. ! Bits. & Co. Geos86Ile, of Soelle'solge, D. U. Mo, Can.
C'. E. G : .'haiber.,oflartwell & chsoqbea J.W.4prbrif4ge &.
H. Ialler,, t. ew Orleans, John Chatfe & So New Orlean
Cs t. TI P. ~athertViNabez. Dr. D. W. Briekel 1tw Orleua.
S4tf/a r & m hd w;+tldQ . 1 m gas. Ch4b.soltýA1j)lew, Nwrleina.
I, NIIJi 4oto(Wilb I ', CqiMU4lr lf i \;rblR