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ALL tLy long the winds have whispered,
A :they pasiSed my open door,
(~, ch voice, to whose sweet music
I ,ill listen nevermore:
Awl they tell of white hands folded,
1 .r each still and peaceful breast,
Andl f blue eyes closed from sorrow.
In the stairlevs calm of rest.
A.! ,l.y lowu the rin bas pattered
lu a dreamy monotone,
on the roof, and whispered to me
Of a brightness that has flown;
And my heart has echoed sadly
'T the pattar of the rain,
Whild I thought of those beloved ones
I Ih.ll never meet again.
All ,lay long my heart has murmured
O'.r and o'er each tender name;
Winu our loved ones join the angels,
Tell me, are they called the same?
Whisper winds, and rain drop softly
From the gray. forbidding skies,
I nm thinking of our l,ved ones,
On the hiLls of Paradise.
Mo l, t HARPEIIs mIOiTL.]
There was a brilliant smile on his face,
anil a li it jocose tone to his voice to fit
t lie wrls; but in his eese there was a
1:tdrihfll anxiety all the time. And her
la, Ii.ml(Ianner was just as airy and sport
i . :Lse repibed:
II tll;ak you not to abuse my prefer
' '.;, Sir. Mr. Jolm Eccleston, after
thr v,,:trs of setdiness, is more to my
t, tan those prosy Englishmen at
i.., i .sll's and all those witty Ap
lll P l)ul together. Then I,ve worn
it partie . I've got beyond them, you
n' .,iling at him archly, and with an
ihl.'erile.,l, air of e','peiglerie.
H lau he.l. "At the age of twenty
:' 1:.l:m, yo prepare yourself to re
I. 11u,- the vuities of the world. Where
t t: thl In, caps? hereL-" But he got
t" further. All their airy talk eame to
:a, el als the little maid, Kitty, thrust
ht-rf ex'cl.dly into the room,
Shur,. Mann, it's the pipes has bust
agin, aid the water is a-runnin' all over
ti, flt(ht)r. I tould the man how it would
e whin h, liut thifn chape fixin in, but
he wouldtit heed me, bad luck to himl"
Thut c, lr ruashe into Mrs. Ecleston's
,ilieate cheek, :nd her first thought was,
"I w.th it h:ad happened before John
atla hore." But John was already
lauging galy over it; and laughing,
fld Kliitty into the tiny kitchen,
wlre he ,.t himself to tshe of rene
n1tg' the mischief till better help eould
b sunruoaned He whistled and hmn
t(,l itn gy good-humor over his work,
n,, dt1 then making odd liWo j , or
withsome quiet fun calling out the quaint
',ihty of their odd little maid, until Mr
S(e herself could not help but laugh in
ralerrimet. And no sooner was this
Italltr of mending over than Kitty fouand
' d(hzeI other things awry--those pea
t ag leaks and cracks and breeakages
;:1:·~r: forevert occurring in a house
l,,o .And to their repairing this "young
feh £ t himself as easily it all his
Sli h,~had e na acustomed to their do
gand undoing. And Aliace, overoo
al. l aughld lightly over his bmbde or
'lu bi his ecceses. You would have
Plsumeil them at once to be without a
i:Xlow of care upon their lives; but the
: '':u:,ti,, wotld never have been more
:ai, thie sh:alow of more than care
' ui:; hg over tuhem. Much as
TOLUII, 1. INE OLIAlls LI, 3 3NIAT, JAN-U RT 19t., 1871. 81 l1ulI l.
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John Eccleston loved his wife, and mauch
s she loved him, there was a fatal want I
,f understanding between them. Married I
.re years ago in Paris, where they had
net for the first time in the same year of
heir marriage, they had lived jar two
rears a charmed life of continental travel.
At the end of the two years John Elses
Lon, as honorable and open aut day,
ound himself, by the villainy of others,
it the end of what he imagined per
haps an endless fortune. Instead of turn
ing his great talent-yes, let as frankly
say, genius to the use for which it was
destined-instead of going to work as an
artist, and painting pictures for his daily
bread, by some curious want of self
knowledge he looked upon himself as
wholly unfit and unworthy for the work,
ad with this underrating, he set his face
against all the great company of painters
to which he rightfully belonged, and com
ing back to his native land, cast about
him for other work.
His father had lived abroad so many
years that the son found he was a stranger
in his native land, with no near or far ties
of blood to take up the dropped links.
His wife's family was in the ssmeisolated
condition. What aseociations, then, were
there to bring him-this fastidious, culti
vated gentleman-fitting employment?
Not one. So it happened that out of his
pride r, d his humility he came down to
the place of book-keeper in the smll
house of Warde and Slido, importers of
china. It was a hard coming down for
both of them ; but harder for John, who
was full of all kinds of chivalric ideas
about woman, and who had all his life
been able to carry them out until now.
Perhaps, if they had loved each other a
little less romantically, they might have
accepted their new condition with much
more ease and contentment; but they
were moulded in a delicate sensitive fash
ion, with a good many of the rose-tints in
their soul as well as their clay-coloring,
so it was impossible for them to do other
wise than they did. Thus it happened
that they made each other miserable in
many ways by little concealments and
subterfuges of affection. John, who hated
poverty honestly and heartily, and all
it. long train of petty annoyances, made
pretense of gay content for Alice's sake ;
and Alice, with the same tastes followed
his example. Fond of social life, yet iso
lated completely from it for three years,
he made pretense of distaste for it be
cause he fancied that it was distasteful to
his wife in their altered way of living;
and so it came about that the two or
three men whom he had met at artists'
studios-men like Clarke Steyner, who
would have been glad to have visited him,
were never invited to do so. And Alice,
wishing all the time that John was not so
morbidly sensitive on their poverty, re
frained from saying a word indicative of
any desire for him to bring home a friend.
Thus they played at croms purposes, each
making pretense of a state of feeling that
was unreal out of this mistaken view of
the other.
Clarke Steyner sat for a long time, for
getting his bachelor's tea, after Eadeston
had gone, looking at the sketch upon the
table. And sitting there, Vali himself
came in. Steyner, teling hin of his ealn
handed him the paper.
"You don't mean that young esel.
ton did this ?"
'"I do."
'Then what in Heaves's name doer he
burrow down therenh that sounting-ron
"3ust what I'd lihke to know," returned
Steyner, animatedly.
Valsi mused a whil longer over the
little aketch, sitting with his chin droppel
into his hand. By-and-by, ina naming
"Why don't Warde and Slido send him
to Europe for the firm? Then simeof
you might give him a anmmiinm, rd
ike t see what he'd make oa tbhe Qisto
dell aMone*r"
Steyner lifted his head with a uddes,
quick movement, but mid nothing: but
he evidently got a new thought which fit
ted an old one. He brooded over it with
his tesa He smoked Lt in his fler p
per pipe. He elept and dreamed uponit.
The next morning, meeting young Slido
At the bank, was it accident that set him
talking of Seleston to him? Itwas are
hi talk, not too interested; but through
it he discovered what he wanted to know
-that John Eccleton was invaluable as
a reliable clerk, but that Warde and Slido
could not afford to send another man to
Europe, Warde himself being already
"He'd make an excellent buyer; for he
has, besides an artist taste, a knowlede of
the wants of te people. I wish w eould
afford to send him: but we are anew
hme, you know, and our capital isn't
large," communicated Slido.
Steyner went home with a "bee in his
bonnet." "Tom will do it," he said to
himmelf "on my suggestion, and I'll take
the responsibility. It's the very thing."
Tom was his brother-in-law--an ex
tensire importer of china, so it is easy to
see where the bee buzzed.
He was right. His brother-in-law was
in ueed of a good buyer, and had such
ample confldence in Clarke that he
caught gladly at the suggestion. Ster
nr went home trimphant, dropping a
note on his way to John Eccleston-just
a simple request that he would call as hbe
went up from the office that nigbt ,
'iat night was the night before Thanka
giwig. Every night for a week John
had walked through the gay and busy
crowds, noting the holiday merriment and
preparations with a fierce ache at his
heart Once, so little while ago, he could
have spread a brilliant feast, and wel
comed a host of brilliant friends. Once
he could have ransacked the splendid
shops for his Alice's birthday ; and now
he was plodding home with-out a token,
a tired and shabby man. He had turned
the corner, and was right upon the bright
bay-window befori he thought of his en
A soft light shone fro" tue window,
and with-in there was a glint of gilding,
and the glow and warmth of many pie
tures, and in the midst of all he saw
.Clarke 8teyner sitting, gazing idly into
the fire, fulltaf areless, happy ease. What
a contrast it offered to the dim little
rooms and to the dreary state he daily
kept I And entering, he could not quite
conceal beneath that debonair manner
the bitter pain he felt.
Steyner, like all persons of delicate sen
sibilities, found it difficult to approach
this matter, where he himself was the ap
parent conferrer of a favor. So he put it
off by a gracious little bustle of hospitali
ty. He touched a bell, and there appear
ed such wine as Ecceston had not tasted
sinee those "long Italian days." And sip
ping slowly that delicate, airy sparkle, he
was led on into that region of enchant
ment where Art alone reigns by the skill
ful suggestions of his host. Either the
delicate insiusee of the wine, or the mag
netim of his companion, or it maybe
both together, carried him so tar away
from the present il and narrowness of
his lot that he gave himself up fully to
the charm, and stood revealed to Steyner
at his full meaureent of manly breadth
and culture. How rich that hour was
With what gentle, graious gayety be
talked of some things ; with what tender
vemes of& others and acompanied al
ways with an appsrition as rare as it
wasgnial and debted t the hour
pined; a neighboring clock struck, and
recalelthespresemt The obd pinae
turmsd, and ita shadow stele intebislec,
The ainhad od lst ie aw, tha arns
longer seat out armth snd m rai e;
there was the chil ta coldA reality about
everything. What right hadbtobe
mitting here asnusing himeslf in an asho
phere oa - ad indulgence? What
dsght, while in the liWto lonely houpe his
Alie waited for thim? Re ros with a
sigh thai qs W a ahbaders and it was
then tbhtestynera hen to~epdk. 4s
a few wrds, but of what impoDtl- few
word modestly spoken, depecating all
generosity, as one might ask instead of
Agroat red mush rome to Ec~lastm '
cheek. Steyner, seeing it, mistook the
eme e had bean abrupt and patron
ising in his oser, perhaps, was his insan
tamous thought As it (arke Steyner,
the gentlest soul alive, could have been
abrupt or patronizg In
"I beg yoar pardon," he began, 'f I
have eemed--"
And then Eeledton found his tongue.
"You have eemed notig but what is
moat delicate and kind," he intarrupted.
The flush died away, and almost a pal
lor seooeedet as in s few brie words he
gave his aooeptance and thaks The
words were so simple they might have
sounded cold but for the warmth of his
eyes, the intensity of his tone; and the
lsep of his handas he said "Goodnight,"
had in it so much meaning that Clarke
Steyner in a moment recognised a great
deal-not all-of the sad, sore struggle of
these years of deprivation.
The iW tsb wa s setin the little
room, a e bured in th grate, and the
one piera -thn lovely Vilattbmiled
down from t wall in the evening ght
as EEleston pters; Alihe, sitting in
abstraction over a book, gim ed up with
a quick smile, but the smichased a
"How bright you look, John ! Have
you been to se Mr. Steynerr" she
"es, I havebeen to see Mr. Steyner
Ther was somthg i his rvoice whieb
Alice could not undermand; somethigin
his eues too- ba t Mho sh s- !a ldd
understead a litae. She was glad Sfr
him to have such pleasure with Mr. Stey
ner; but there came to her, as there will
to the most generous sometimes, a little
pang of loeuliness at the eontrast of this
pleasure. She had been so specialy lone
ly on this night before Thanksgiving.
The teas were i her eyes a moment ago
at the thought of other day, and the ob
oe uncertainty d the preset. She had
asked for sympathy ad comsolion; for
somebody to comprehend her mood, to
say some tenderer word than usual, to
look some sweeter look. But she was
very glad that John had had his plessme
and yet-and yet thee uirked thatsnder
thread of pain. He sat down at tablr,
keeping still that soft sparkle of enjoy.
meant, quite oblivious of the eat pains
Alice had taken-ot the perfumed choco
late that steamed fragrant in the bups, of
the pretty attire that seo oher vetimess
How strange it was Had i forget this
night. the eve of herbirthy ? She tried
to meet his mood as musual. She tried to
putout of sight all her "acros and pa
sion," and be as bright as he; but as she
met his eyes, and aw only the glem of
airy mirthfalness, and listened to bis s
most exaggerated jestig, a shiver an
over her.
"What isit, Aly" he sbd. Has this
dreadful little house, with its thousand
sandone craks and rannies, given you
the agues"
It was not so much the words as the
light jocose to that jarred with the
words; and to-gether it provd the drop
too much. She tried to answer him, but
instead burst into a Lood of term
"Ally, Ally, what have I daoner
He started from his seat, and going to
her side, bent over her with such foad
concern that in her auncontrolled state sh
sobbed out some words that could not
fail to enlighten him of her feeling.
"I have been a great blunderer, Ales
but I meant it all for the bestL"
And taen he took her in his arms, asd
hing t tearful eyes against his breast,
he told her the good news tathd
broughtsada waspealgladneea to his face,
sIld'h bcoabq to isb maer on this
"AnMdwgobrcgs b n 1 th
your raht piece aw pen asgpl, whieh
is bes#osh hpf(. , Jolia, whata
rwo niow lmbie nmt m bi t'r 4d
presetly, when #pgli MI4n Ipsd i this
mw happl uesa a ry r.  tr h wigtn
to talk o ls ner, and jon oadered
and qusstiomed out of the siplicity of
his natare the meaning of his elthion.
But Alice was deaser ighted
cried, "how could may a of dmn
muat know you as Mr. Stayner lis with
out knowing yeo wnm woaith something ?
And, John-"
Shejms&aged loaking vp st him -is
fly and shyly.
"Well, what Is it '
"I-I think we might--perhps #A
Mr. Ssteyner hee for to-orrow."
"Alicem r"
"Not if you dot wish it, dear John;
but I thought you-at Ib might like
"I ould like it, Aliea ; but you-"
"I should lie it very mu, John ; and
mdI am so gladtht youdo. I was
afraid you might not, liing as we do ;
for you never have brought him home
with you, you know."
"Yes, I know ; but, Alice, do you know
that I have not beause I thought it
would be distasteul toyoa in our way of
They regarded sraa other a mosant
in -oqu t ilmes It was Alias who
brokeit, and her voice falterd mambe
"Oh, John, how we have amisader0tood
each other aD these year., and I-"
He bowed his cheek to her head, and
heild her a lit eoser as he interapt
"Bu we e loved each other my
ditlih, st t a lwa remember that"
Them emu sa longer imee,, and them
John samid brightly, in his old dehoair
miner: "So w au to bid Mr. Sty
ner bee fo to morr, are wes "
And Alice answered as brightly : "If
youare not aid he will missir his so
csmtoned crystal and Sevres dinner
vice, Mr. Eoleston "
"I am not afraid of his missing any
thing if he dines with Mr.Eoaleston," he
answered, wih tender gayety.
And so that very night Clarke Steyner
was bidden to John Eeeleston's Thank
giving. I think he had no les than four
invitations to great houses, where theme
was brilliant company, and where the
least was served on crystal and Sevres ;
but he never hesitated a moment when,
John coming in upon him unexpeaedly,
said imply : "I want you to dine with
as tomorrow ifyo ean, M. Steymer."
"My dear fellow," he a swered, quiek
ly and cordially, "nothing would give me
more pleasure."
And siting at Mrs. Eelesto's right
hand the net day, I am vry sure he
did not miss the rystal mand ues din
ner-service. And sitting there to, be
comprehededs more of John I mdson's
life than he had ever doe b e. Of
carse they talked of Art ; neither Clarke
Steyner nor John Eelesion could be
long in any company where there was
any sympathy or taste that way without
drifting into it ; and so, of cooruthe
Violante wa disornsed. Mr. Steyner
1 have been thinking," he said, ow
ly me thoughtfully, looking a the time
at the iola-ts, ', yo would make me
another copy of that flasy head, when
you are in Dhesden-I w that no
opy but yours will satisfy me now."
AliBe's eyes iterally glowed withth
intensity of her delight ; beuter he
band- at dear, modest old aJoh
ma she celled him, murmesd out sme.
thing about Mt. Seyner's oveating his
ability; and then Mr. Steyner loosed his
tongdm ierly, d laid him t Vahlt
Againa ra. sk stenr saw thu great
red 'nd miont i John Ueetesto's
wrow: aln beh a momeasmme bels
bu a ed bte it teeit Shins3
more than ayravit hmi. ri Ii
eiar. a liale later, it was diuidL that
ister alE, wothae gsi' bed goeand
abeid as id ia lo k eines
'Jbha I thi is 1w ha
birkday, a me hsi elag
"My lov, hkaw i is myiqpiest
Theakagiviug." There was a its up
ward look whii dwelt a moe th
Thlans, then mldbthougtlyByo wld;
far beyod inte no emIrty ypae d
look wet
It was John Ecustoen'. nh.-l
w as
as ra
Fit hy's hremeigls.
Bosw ora Enwdmsnr
The House was aleetd Z 11.,
by Wllis.. Pigers Cheid od o pro
ceded to ea the ro as rterned by the
esetea y of, SBlat and the Sollowing
memben reeponded to thsi names:
Messr. Abel, Adolphe, Atanoy a Bhe
aBab, arret, Barrow, Bdlt, BmRtley
BiUkham, ]mt, Bowen, &ewiter, Broom
-.., Brown, aryan, mahaan, Barh,
Buler, Garr, Cter, Derby, Darionberg
Davidaon, Denis, Dmes DNweus Doug
las Durio, Faulkner, mayd, Foeneis.
Gaddi, Gardner, Oar.t .aW. Harper,
e.mdpeadb , aHen, Hy .s Jobnsoa,
tu ror , Maied d, Meadow
Mmars, Murphy, mods erry., GagO ,
Oplate, Oto, Overton, Poad, Quinn.
Baby, Riley, Ringgold, Sartain. to u.
macer, amith, SBor, 8tamps,
Stanton, 8tevene, Tran, Thompson,
Tounoir, Tursd, Ullman, Wand, Wash
ington of Asnumption, Washington of
Coneardia, Wheyland, Wfiame, Yorke,
Quorum present
Prayer by Be. Dr. Daily.
Mr.Burch, of East Baton Rae, moved
that Mr. Kear, of Orhan be elected
Speaker protem.
Mr. Dewees of De Soto, offered the
following substitute: "That the House
proceed to a permanent organisation,"
and called for the previous question,
which was ordered, and the mabstitute
Mr. Bur,aof East Baton Rouge, moved
toreconsider the vote just taken.
Mr. Dewees, of De 8otao moved to lay
the motion to seomuider on the table
which prevailed by a rising vote of yeas
AO, nays KL
Nomiiticms fo 8peakerbeingiu order.
Mr. Dewees, of De Sot, nominated
Mr. Mortimer Gars, of De Bot.
Mr. Antoin of Orleans, nominated Mr.
J. Henry Brc, of East Batoan Baougea
Mr. Quinn, of Orleana, nominated Mr.
Isaac Ullman, of Orleam.
Mr. Gartheap, of Jearacn, moved
that the omiainaans be closed.
The rol was eared with the fallowing
The owing members rvoted for Mr.
Abel, Adolph Baker, Ba r Barrow,
Belot Bentley, BhnD Bowen, Brewster,
Brseard, arewn, hyla, Bu..a..
aer, rter, rby, DriNmr.o,DaviN -
son, Davin Dems, Dewses Douglas,
Drio, Faelknqr, Flod,lFamal madais,
Gardner, ram, P. Harpe Han
e - a-, o H N a JoImean, erm,
Kmi -U Immee I lebls
Ha JaW, 1. a LoW Iquh, Mahimey,
SriMoae, dmwaMne. ,Me x
phbyarMri Marray, #NelOp, 0ateh,
Ott, Overa Pnd, aeby, Bey, Bing
•ld, Se -.in 8d~aber. , scam,
on, Tonoid u, Tead, Vere, Wad,
Washingtoa (A A-ptian),WaterWhey
lmd,3 aW Wai leainWs. worral w ,Yu,
The foblowng members rated for J .
Aatolne, Berdt CrawfordW. Harper,
Ear.., U ie., Waahigon, o Oc
The ~nMieg membrs anl.-d sa J
Baud., Quin-tI
'h Mo wing membees sited for H.
Mr. C(en-i
Kr. Car, ot Pa Sotohlemind Mived a
aeeieda aes heotle Name dYeg-rae am
fft i' a the veshr m uele to
The (i k e herbe oed -
Davs , oflane ad hulkem, of Liv
Mr. (ar ta demsd tse fonewing
GemOmea of the Homse of Represe-

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