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i&WIL A St ID IH IB IB A 1L ID
A KA MILT N'KWSiMI'EK, DBSKJN'BI) TO HE A GlWKKAL UKPOSITOItY OF POLITICAL, AGIUCULTUK L, DISCI SSIONAL, MOIIAL MISCKI.I.AN F.OIS AM) FATEUTAININU KKiMN'CS. ir u s t i: ,v a ; it .v .s- ; r . j Ml VTJb.i.YtP, 11. i'iS Kiev. I tt V 8, I 8 1 X I VOIi. 40 MF.TinKR 9. -If ,it. u- i-i- 01 fi le, of tin ) . r IX I r A 1. 1. . il rin: iiniiM.n. rcblUbr d crcry Tuesday Evening, t iims rt n txn. n-'v cn rruti. at thr tuiirtthrri Jnr $1,75 1 . ,-t'rd in ftriigri, t,t talen el Ihr fftr, 9 1. So I I . nhnrrd.i. lit unit aJdti! if ml I he ti atd 1 1 ititdlyie Vtltegt rairttr, - - ItMKt. - et tirr-)cily; LnfCCTOff Yl'llr bvn." )r '.i bertht'i AYir Monthly Magasint. ,N INCONVIiN IENT ACCiUAIN- TANCE. by !ii:li.i:n nrtiKtcy t 1. -mere is not nt lioino. sir replied n to- .sid Ii-" trirl, to the qucr,-of an indmdti- niSiV'v brown coat, nml strapless tianta- L... ili.ii AitslcH') fei t paired hut not matched.' th,i tlrml on the stoon ol quo ol the most i emint Is s ons iii Bonil Mini. i.irs. nut. my dear, Mr. lyiriincro's never ., ,!) -but Mrs Lorimere is nt home, and Miss 'itrc is f n gag til, oiid so is Miss lorimere,' uiifiouily riplittl the girl for she rccogniz crtam leering smile ubout tin; thin mouth. lias'ircwd winkrottlie grey lynx eye, against nrr of which she had set t) the w aiter morn an ace Close ttio uoor. V.iuv'c a fine bloom, my dear, you'd better . inr to ,irs Kornncrr, or I shall have to tin J 1 1" n way Mrs luimcrc is engaged sir, you had belter sen in r.fig.tged is shi'?' said Mr Had err, deliberate- ; ' -i c 1 1 1 liinis If in :i cunfortnble leaning pos- .igj. nst the d.mr. 'CII again, eh ? he slow . Ued, nnd casting around a few furtive gl.inces 1 iiah he wrre seeking somoncciistoiutd pass- 1 1 1 1 the lady's pr since. ius'-cIhIiJ ts ifi.it 7 .Mrs Lomneru's?' i'l girl nodded. t nv here my pntly little dear, here's some- (i you. Iiallottl liu to a red haired urchin. .'HiTHiiid face was inquiringly prntrndid itii Li iiiiiu trie kick uoor. 'Here a something V u' And hi' drew from his capacious coal :Ula hatiJful of irtiius and peanuts, nml held m coaxinglv townrds the child. Tho boy nt hi drew hack, nud linn unable, to withstand the hip'.ittun, bashfully apprnachtd, gmspid the of- ' 1 triastire, and would have made his -cscupe, Mr Badger caught one of his arms. 1' Where's your mamma ? Here's another hand- j'Mu's in the back parlor clearing the break- L. 1 I Well ttll her a gentleman wants to sec her, l 1 will try wlinl die I can find in my pocket ravrnnth child towards the back parlor. "V Hit co ot t tie uoor to stonliim. Air Uad. r MiteJ the onnorlunitv to trn intn ibe house: '. nvmij- as closely on'tlio fugitive's heels ns i uu wair ijiiiie nomc in sucn pursuits, no tt the parlor just ns the boy cried, .Ma some' wints to s-c von ' M' IJ 1." r bo veil in the decorous, but nownb c ttvle of Louis (lumze. he was busily enraged in wnshintr French ai curs 1 he. Il ls colore!, hastily drew her vr over a ri'mirknlily white arm, dried Iter ids mid rjllii'r hjili'htile- ileireui'lrd In whit itfru-ns'ince she was indebted for this very early 1'IhJccr bowed, as thoufh he fedt himself :tlum tiled 'III-' cirl snl your ltdyship was engaged, but n w 1 stioulil bo no disturbance to vonr lady- b and this beautiful boy what it lovely face it tenderly ttroking the child's flame-col- U.ad 1 f th" m )th"r'4 cotintcmncc relaxed into n i STtiie, and she pushed n cluir towards her t V 'jr ladyship's child 1 prrsumo? rrscmbles aly. else 1 should have supposed your la 'i ? 'ot young to bo his mother.' Mr Loiimere this time smihd positively, nnd i"d m a very genilctone, 'J'hat is my only one 'lrJ"cd a noble bov ! what n head! vou've 'rd of phrenology 7 "Must take him to Fowler, pirenohsv man shouldn't wonder if he told f 'kit (his rhild stood n chance of .beintr Presi- Mcfthp tnn.l Ci,,i,.. r......r..t.i. I - .., Ul.lt. J , ,111.1 I ,f 1 III.,, . 1 lo t wonder nt nil tnvself ut seini' liitn llihlll Great coutitrv this verv iTeat mini. '1 iib-a sraL' I '.irkir y0!l VO(Ir i.J...:r, thunL- von. I h' care if I do. Verv nrVttv cnrint von have 'ic floor fume ftntn Pliroi.i's nll'the house ri 'h'd mth the s.ime? That puts me in mind j '0'Si Fart i viinr l uk-l-hm pulhil In " if iiuH'nt trn Mr. lorimere liy the by V vilsa little like hi.li nt this inomi nt djSing air to n TV I was saying, your P I want to C1 Mr. Lorimero to s ttle ' very carpe-t. Chester i growing very J'f. I thought the carpt was paid for If' ' ' no your hdyship, a alight mistake m" chma cum toe nrntv naltern. nrn't thev ? 9' from Drummer's 'p n fcmnll ili ir. nnd ihcm" Vou surnriw! me. I chow tha china mvsrlf. - 1 am almost sure it wat paid for at the time V thnn -'ht m'tikp, your ladyhip nothing more. 5 i l co.il l jm your lulyship just to."-t the (4Ml 1 )t fr& Kir t triinArrt tA tuircutiln kin In ' cie a ch-ck for those things, 1 should osUf in t'rrat fjv..r ' I -mainly sb-ill. sir I am vry inticb mom- hrar tint the hill Ims stood fo long.' W .' o hall 1 call ngMin, vour ladyship 7 This "til or, t i rlie AW dine at hlf rvX thrr1. I. n.. ir it nlwnv at Itome at dinner. 1 ivalr m ,itn without Ciil ' MKh nMigxl to yu, vour ladyship. Chester ' ' '"ii I wati nor Drummer noiiher. I'll sfuitioAn Urc nre morn prunes for J Koy. What ac eye le has get I liit f- thrr'seyt juM the cyo for a grwt man. I'll call m half past three, your ladyship.' With these words ho bowed himself backwards out of the room. As he lirupingly ran down the steps with n ha bitunl chuckle, which denotwl pirticular lalrtf.ic tion. he encouiitcrttl one of his pirticular ncq tin tancts . 'Huh' Hrindsleyl Howaroyou gelling on my ffood frllow V 'What. H tdger, is that you 1 Think fortune I'm gttingon so well that I'm not afraid of met t ihjj with yon in the strftts' 'That's what I call elegant nnd explicit. Did vou notice what nn elegant hotisii I enmc out of 1 )j'i-n paying a visit to one of the lovliest women in New York. CJrcnt country this great coun try' 'Mrs I.orimere's Vou vV got a bill against her husband, I suppose butvvhut do.you.KOfter thu "That's a peculiarity of mine I like talking to handsome women, there's notliiuir like it in crea tion. I never trouble the husband j much until 1 see what I can do with them through their wives Nothing like getting :i woman to htlp carryon n suit against her husband. I colltct more hid debts from such pleading tliannuy other. Nothing intn hate like having the women know nbout their afl'iirs, nnd having them worry them into paying their debts. CSreat country this, great country ' 'Are the women then, always so anxious to pay?' 'To be sure, most of them hove got conscience t nough to iirikc up the lack in their husbands, hearts too, I've a receipt for gelling at a woman's heart.' 'Who is this Lorimere?' 'Iiorimerc? Why he's n Wall street broker, A man who made u little money by speculating, lost six limes ns much ns he ever made, nnd has got the icptitntion of being woithnll he ever made and Inst together. This ht'causi hi" lives in a large house, and owes largo sums to half the shop keep ers in New York. CJrcnt country this, great country.1 'Is there hope of his paying?' 'He'll pay mo every stiver. You'll see, every body pays mo. I lay my plans to suit my people. Diu't catch sparrows and hawks in the same net. Lorimere's father wns a tailor. The old man wns wtnth u mint of money, and bought nothing with it but pride. Ho di'J, and tho children inherited his pride and got nono of his money Young Irimoro is turning the cold shoulder upon nil his old friends and trying to get into fashionable society. His supposed wealth lias gathered a . ironp oi gay uiingcrs-on, lino wasps aooui n uei- j hive, around him. Nothing he dreads so much ns being cut by them. Now you see, hut I can't lit you into my plans. The train's well laid, tru.t me for that.' 'Whatnn elegant young man that is walking in front of ns I I wonder who he is?' 'That I By the cut of his coat that must bo liill Flashing. An acquaintance of mine. He's paying his ad dresses to the young lady with him. A fortune I hear. Whatan air she lias' 1 don t doubt she's nnttv. excuse me mv dear fellow. I have a bill in my pocket for SliO" which my friend Flashing ' owes to his livery-stable keeper. I will join him.1 'What! not when ho is walking with his la- dy.' 'To be sure, why not? That is tho time to make nn impression. Besides I want a good look nt her. If I get nn answer, I will join you farther down.' Mr Badger withdrew his arm from Brindsley's and limping n few steps forward very unceremo-' niously placed the disengnged member within that of the astonished young fop. Mr. Badger took nn nntire nf his disc ninnnsnre. hut Marine at the young lady made one of his profound and graceful I salutations. Mr Brindsley purposely passed them, to enjoy the troubled look ofthe assailed young gentleman, the confusion ofthe belle, nnd truly delightful ease and self-possessed grace of Mr. Badger. Mr Brindsley walked half a dozen blocks be fore hi joined him. 'Well, Badger, have you dropped your prey so soon ?' 'Only given the fish a little ofthe line with the bait in his mouth. Flashing promised to sec mo to-morrow and fork out the shiners. Great coun try this, great country. Tried to nut it ofTa week, but I kept hold of his' arm, and looked at the girl, as much as to s.iy, what a fool hotakis me for! j His tight co-it must have grown uncomfortable just th n, so I should think from his fidgeting Sweet girl she was looked at me from bend to fnot notliinrr I like so well ns a woman's eve. G rent country this ' W here are you going nowr To Wall street. V tire almost there. 1 his is just the hour I shall catch n particular friend o' 1 mine, with his cronies around him. Htt'll have ,n .I..1I t ii.ii. nw. nr I ct.ntl tL-r. nn mv nmr. i. is for the nst ol the dav. I took lodging once in the s.ime house when 1 had n large dibt to col-lt-ct from him 1 followed him nbout like bis shadow he could'rit turn without seeing me. He hnd to pay at last said he felt as if he was releasing his soul from the old Nick. Here we are Good by. I shall be engaged for an hour or two.' 'Good by success to you.' Mr Badger entered the office. It was filleel with p -rsons busily engaged in conversation Several of the group recognized him nnd looked somewhat inclined to git out of his way try good-naturedly thrusting out his hand to eoch in turn he generously den It round a few beany shakes He then put his bend over the shoulder of a venerable looking gentleman, whose back was turned, and cried out, Kh Mr Cath, my pood sir, how do you do? IDelighttd to tee you it's with you 1 "want to t nak ' 'Wha'l old clovtn-foet I is that you! Hero CHin7 Now, I'll make a bargain with you. I'll par you that bill, and give you ten dollars to boot, if vou will promise never to shut out thesun light from thte doors again ; and niw to takr another Mil agaiait ae in your life? Ltt coy other man do it but 1 can't stand your mode of procee-umg. 'Donel down with the dust I I'll never lake another bill against you as lolig as 1 live. Great country ' J 'There it is. now the next time I meet vou 1 shall lie saved from tho sin oifjwishitig yon "had n black cap drawn over your flee.' Hadger look the money, g: vc his usual chuck le, bowed the silent quick" boi' he kept in reserve for the mnle jtortion of the stiecifs, nnd hobbled out of the oflice, muttering. l at man's n gentle man! He piys proper tributfc to my talents. I'll never take another bill again'sl him ns long ns I live1 We will not follow Mr. B dger in his morn ing visits but take leave of hii:i until quatler past three. In half nn hour found Jiimnco more on the steps of Mr liorimert-'S'inapivon? Tlw loud 'ring this time wns nnswered by tho waiter. The man's half uttered 'Mr Lorimere is out' was interrupted by Hadger. 'I have nn appointment with Mr? Lorimere,' nnd pushing bv the disconcerted iitteudait ho cn terul the drawing room. Mrs Lorimere, dressed in the richrtt attire, was sitting upon the sofa. She hardly noticed Mr. Hadger's entrance. Her eyes looked ml. and there was a crimson spot on her clrek that betokened ns much ringer as grief. Mr Hadger gallantly sat himself beside her, stretched his better foot foremost, nnd in an insin uatingly sympathizing tone feared she vas un well." 'Thank you sir, I nm quite well ' 'Your ladyship's beautiful little boy is ill per haps.' 'No, he is well.' 'Mr. lyjrimero is not come home yet, yur la lyship?' 'Mr. Lorimere dines out. He has but ust left me I' 'Ah I indeed I Suppose he'll be home tt tea? I nin't much engaged this afternoon, 1 tould wait.' The lady gave him a supplicating glance, and drew n sigh. 'Ho ilid not say when ho would come lack. Ho may not ntum until late at night.' Here Mrs Lorimere showed a very evident desire '.os oh. 'Don't bo distressed your ladyship, I don't mind waiting nt nil,' said lie in a peculiar!; ten der tone, 'Or, perhaps I'll call again to-mo'rrow. He so good ns to remind Mr Lorimere to night, and ngain in the morning, nnd onco more s lie leaves the house, of those little demands. I shall find il qnito convenient to call to-morrow. Pray "'.' mom ia u, i win certainly remmu mm sir, 1 nm inortihetl to death about them. Depend upon it they shall bo paid. 'I'm sure ofthat now you've taken the matter into your own hands. Don't let me kei-p you from your dinner. Ill see you to-morrow your lady ship, without foil.' Hit this consoling assurance, Mr Badger took his leave. The next morning Mr Lorimero gave strict ordeis to the servants not to admit n gentleman with n long thill face, a H lute hat, nnd with hut one decent foot. Mr Hadger who wnsgiftitl wit same faculty resembling second sight had forsce ith forscen this. He paid no visit to Bond-street that dav About tin ce o'clock- he entered the fashionable tailoring establishment on the corner of "Wall street and Broadway. 'How do you do. Mr Scofield?' 'How are you Mr Badger? What can I do for you to day?' TNTnthinrr ihrnh vnn. lint nnrmit mnlnfi,uUl is going on in the world from these fine windows of yours.' 'Certainly sir?' Mr Bidgcr carefully stationed himself in one corner ofthc large window which looks out upon Broadway. 'I wonder who that fellow is lying in wait for, said bcoheld to one ol his clerks. 'Here, Will iam, wntch, ond tell me whom ho pounces upon.' A number ofMr Badger's friends (all persons from whom he had morii y to colled, hottvhd his intimate- friends) passed by the window on tlnir way to dinner, bull he kept post. At last two gentlemen of gay exterior and laughing very mcr rily, came in sight. One wns evidently a for eignr-r of at It nst supposed distinction. Badger, with out-strtlrhd hand, rushed from his hiding place just ns Ihey got opposite to the door. I Jow do you uo lirimcre ' ulau to see you been looking for you nil day. Introduce-in to your menu, louih .uorganirn is it not l l iapnv to make your acquaintance sir,' and Mr Badger held out his enormous palm in preparation of en clasping the delicately gloved fingers ofthe count. 'I'rny excuse me nt present, Mr Badger,' said Mr Lorimere. 1 am particularly engaged.' 'Shan't detain you a minute, tny Heir lellow, only want to know when you win stmc nose no counts of Cluster & Cos nnd Drummer's. I'm so happy too. to make the count s acquaintanct' Been long in this country, sir? Seo you often in -Ureut The count gate n look which the pencil better than the pen could express; nnd dropping Mr Lorimrre'snrm, Ml ntiv noweu in mm, men to Mr Badger, and sauntered down urondtvny. 'This is too bid. Bidger,' exclaimed Lorimft 'I've been trying to get acquainted with that man for n month, and lmc just seicccedtd.' 'Glad you did succeed I attribute my own success to that. Did you sec what a bow he gnve me ( 'Duce take his bow just when he hnd promis ed to ride out with mo! You've put tno out of humor I enn t listen to you now. 'No. Well I'll just walk towards homo with you' (soizing his arm,) an,l youehall iel me when I shall call to see vou. Theie'i! no houv? 1 like calling at better thnn yours Swm lady, thttt wifr of yours ! delightful to talk tol' Mr Ivnimere mutteringly coupled las wife's sweetness with expressions too emphatic for repe tition. 'Kxcuse me now. I tell you, if there's money duo from me. why don't you tue? Sua tutv I tell you yoo're welcome t9 tueio morrow,' 'That's not my way of transacting busine. 1 sue for the money myself till I git iL I'm my own lawyer, nnd neer loosen cause. 'I shall be late to dinner, nnd nm going to jump into nn omnibus. Good morninir.' 'I hnvn't ditml myself yet.' stud Badjjrr, with out releasing the cnptivo nrui 'Vou tnko dinnt r en J'imtlle, I suppose? 1 shouldu t mind taking n cut with vou.' 'I expect friends.' Well, that makes no (inference, I don't mind trnngers; l in n hale fellow well met with all kinds of company. Hero coiiks nu omnibus. Mr lorimere gavo n look at the (minibus. It ap peared full. Leaping on tlm step nnd taking his M.'ir.tl in fioiit ofthe dour, lie called nut lustily to the driver, 'Go on,' and before Mr H.iderr could hobble up to him, tho omnibus was dashing along nt full speed. - .irw- 'I'll worry vnu n lilllo for Ibis, my fino fellow,' said he, as he turned to tetraee his Mops. 'I'll mako tho .icquaiiitancc ol more of your acquaintance bc furo I've dor.c. There's no ha filing Nat Haderr.' .V couple of days after the abovo incident, Mi. Lorimere was in the (nrlor wiili mne morning is- iters, whoso cairiaue stood before the door- She felt particularly happy that day. Her only daugh ter, a young gul in the first hluotn of woiiianbnod, wa.s sitting in the window trjingtn comprehend tl.ti deligliiful uolhings' of a promising young slip of tlio arisiociary. The mother fondly believed ho was aspiring lo her daughter's band. Suddenly thu con ers.ition was interrupted by a loud discussion be tween the waiter and another pcisnti at ihe door. V well known Miice Mruck upon Mrs Lorimere ear. N itli ill disguiseJ agitation n!io lose licrrell lo close tho parlor door. This was thu worst move ment Mm rould hrno made. Mr. ll.ulgor. who was trying lo force his way past the waiter, caught a glimpso of her figure, and rushing up to her, ex claimed, 'I'm delighted lo see yout ladythip de lighted. You're looking enchanting!)- Mr Lnti- merc at home Suppose not I ein wait.' Without noticing Mrs Lorimere's half uttered ie- monsttanre, or rather, interpreting and receiving it as a welcome, the gentleman couly entered tho parlor. 'Mr Hadger,' tho lady at longth muAlcred cour age and voice to say, 'you wUh to see Mr Lorimere on business; you wilt lie mote private1 hi tho back parlur, if you will do me the favor to step in there.' Thank you; thank you, your ladyMiip no eon- sequence in life. My bm-iness h never private. rin a man loo of too much tasle lo bu contented in an other room in the house except where the mis tress is.' And Mr lladger bowed rnuro profoundly than the prcsci.t fashion of petit mailo would per mit many to imitate. 'Don't tioublo yourself to apologise, I am quite comfortable hero,' dropping himself slowly into a luxurious u nil chair. 'Thafn MUs Lorimere, 1 sup pose. Verydike you, your ladyship, How to you do, Miss? Never had tho happiness of ceeing jou Mfurn your molliei anil m null' urn ncjuniiitaticfv.' Miss Luriniotc looked licwildetcd. The genllo- man at her sid stared, and after a lew muinenls, feeling himself, we presume, amongst uncongenial spirits, lose and took his leave. Mrs Lorimere, in resigned despair, attempted to resume the conversation wild her gucMs. 'You woio at young Mrs Foeecr's soite last night, wero you not1' demanded she. Ik-fore the lady addressed could answor, Mr liad- er interposed 'Mrs Fleecer! What! Harry 1 leccer s wife! an acquaintance of mine; I know her verv well. Strange affair that about bis fithcr! 1 was just go ing to miko them a visit. Finest chiirs in .'lis house I ever sat upon. 1 shall it I can't get them settled for to-day. CJicat country this great coun try.' Mrs Lorimere hurriedly went on. I hear Mrs Delaney was the belle ofthe evening.' l!eg your pardon, your ladyship, this time ad dressing not mrs L')rime-ic,hut the lady beside him. What nits. Delaney is that! The wife of Alfred Delaney, who heal his first wifo to death! I've hills against him fur mure thousands than he likes ; must be the same. His wife's tho handsomest wo- ( man in New York, (ileal Iriend of mine. Just nt this moment, in r. Lorimero entered, and the visiters roso to take their departure. j 'Ah ! Lorimere, I've caught you at last; de'.iyht- ful society you receive I've been enjoying it ex ceedingly. Should like nothing belter than tilting in your parlor a few hours every day if you aro j willing' drawing up the right corner of his lofteie, I and looking at the afflicted man in a maimer pecul-' laily Ins his aw n. ' Mr H.idgor; I desire in future that you will call . at my office. 1 have not been used to this treat ment.' 1 'You'll soon get accustomed to it, my dear fellow, j .Jwr y.t iritiatialicn. 1 II, alio cimMs to uil tny j rtincniunce; I'm glad in be so well reroived hen people find my visits troublesome they know how to dispense with them. I'm a man of'busiiicsi, and never t all but on huintss,alihough I take pica. ure at the same lime.' 1 'Troublesome, sir ! Why, I never' angrily be gan mr. Ixinmtre. 'Why don't you pay him Frank, and have dono j with it V whispered mr. Lorimere, loars of min gled pasMou and morlificatiu.'i rolling down her cheeks. 'l'etrnitme lo settle my own affairs, madam, with out your interference.' Mrs lx)rlii.ore, wcoping. left the rouin. 'Hadger call upon me to-morrow at ten, aud 1 promise Vj pay furthnte confounded CJtpetj J can't stand tliU.' 'And the china too V 'If possible.' Then good morning. Don't fail me I slian't fuil yiu, you may be sure. Gtoat confty lb gioat cuuntry.' Willi these ord Mr Hadger took Ins leave, but not witlwut fiut insisting on a shake ofhit friend' hand. The next morning, at ten precisely, one of the numerous bill In Mr Hadgor's hands, againU Mr. Lonmeie was defia)tid, TbW was but a drop In the bucket. Thtee or four islu to the liue wer j nude iotffertuitty. The wafcej bid learct or d!- eovered his prnsem e tliMugh .tiine errrt loop-hole, lie nerr (iwine.l nilinnt nice. Hut ns Mr Hadger expte.l it. lie was nut the man to he iMlllrd. He walled n full tnoiith for a good opsiilunily of put ting Ins ingenious tloign into execution. Mrs Luitiurf issued cards lor a pally nt which sho hoped to n.eiiilile most of tUe gently, and rs pet (ally the tmiiig grntlrman before Hikcn of, whom she hoped would cultivate a better a equal nt nre with her daughter. Mrs lothunre nlso w istiod to Inttodiicc her djupli let, Inr tho first tune, into aoriety, and no tiiiir nor expense was spued In preparing for the occasion. Heaulifut n Mam M and Mis Whlltlnsham'a skill, to say iiolliing of NatttieV, could make lier, looked Miss Lnimeie on the evening of the ball. She stood in the blare of light, at ono end of tho splenoid drawing-room; and the gsllj drrssed.g' utes that boteicd tiitmnd her, in addition to the coioiiet of (li.iiiiiiniU ihat etirltcled her fair brow, gate her the nit of a sovereign receiving the hom age of her devuled subjects. Tie pe muni slic mini desired lo .see weie present, Kendall's hand had arrived, W idler had surpassed himself in the ar rangements of the supper table. Her triumph was complete. The etening wan far advanrcd, most ofthe guests were assembled. An unusually loud nng turned Mrs Lnirnero's expectant ga?e lo Ihe door. Hie would rather at that moment hato seen n chost than the form which, rra)ed in its outre Sunday host, presented itself to her view. 'How do vou do, your ladyship 1' vociferated Mr Hadger, the, moment ho distinguished mrs. I.ori meie. 'Delighted to see vou look so charmingly' seizing tho huh's hand in lilt own he gave it an un usually limy shake. Miss Luriiunri! at that moment crussud the room. Hadger let goof the mother's hand, elbowed his way through the ciowd, nnd striding up to the fair girl loudly accosted her by name. The frightened mai den drew hack, repressing a cry of astonishment. Tho g icsts rose to survey ihe stranger, whoso ap pearance created such a lensation. Mr Lorimeio who frum Ihe bark parlor beard that thrre was some distutbanco, little suspecting its nature, now innocently made his appearance, Had ger pounced upon Ins hand tho instant it was with in his reach. 'Delighted to seo yon, tny dear fellow! delighted!1 mr. Lorimere Was speechless, with a bewildered look, at last he drew Had.ucr's arm in Ids, and led him In n more rctued purl ofthe next room. 'Ileally Hadger, lliu intrusion is beyond endur ance. Nut so much beyond endurance ns boing kept ringing the bell nt our slrtiet dour half an hour every day of a cold winter's morning, and then find ing the dour lem.tin shut. You should kcop belter servants, my l ear fellow, indeed you should.' 'Hut mr. Hadger' 'Hut, my dear friend, if )ou don't like my compa you know how li jjel rid of it- I never come to a parly, lo which thu people have forgotten lo send me an invitation, unless 1 carry such an intitc as this in my pocket.' 'l'ositiwdy you shall have tho money if you call at my office to-morrow.' 'That's all I want. Now I'll just stay to get a lit tle ri fteshmcnt and then bo olf, for I dont admire lale hours tnyscl!. Ureal country this grcatcouu tiy.' While this conversation was going on, the whis per of 'Who is ho V 'What is he !' tan round tho rooms in as many tones as there aro keys to a piano. 'I shouldn't wonder if ho was a constable,' said one. 'Iteally ! What a shocking pcoplo to visit! I shall drop tliem after tins.' '1 cant imagine who ho is!' lisped an intellectual looking young gentleman, who had been evincing some dexterity in keeping out oftnr. Hadger's sight. 'It's rnr. Hadger, the colltctor!' squeaked the rrai Lt d voice of a gossiping old maid. 'They say there's nut an article in the homo paid for.' 'How dreadful ! but it is what 1 suspected 'So did I I always ,aid ' The lady would have continued to prove her prognosticating sagacity, had not nits. Lorimere, at tli.it moment, overhearing the lemarki rnado around her, fallun into violent hysterics. She was carried out ofthe room, followed by her husband and daugh ter. Duiini: I'.eir absence, most ofthc guests dis persed. Hot not until mr. Hadger had roconied all his particular friends-, shaken hands with them and iiifoimeil them wh-it a great country they lived in. A couple of months after iho above occurrence, till follott ing conversation took place between - mr, and mrs. Lorimere: 'J am t-o happy Fiank,' laid tho lady, 'that wo aie going to bale the auction to-oionow, and tint )ou will teally pay those horrid bills and let me livo in peace in lodgings.' Why I seo er) tiulo use In not paying them, or living in the stylo wo have been doing, since every friend worth having hat dropped us, F.ver since that unfortunate bill, mrs. Weathercock, and mrs. Osraton, and mrs. Delemere, and all that set liava nrver been near vs. And Laura's lover, mr. Flor entine, rover calleJ after the day he rnot Hadger, did bcV 'Neier. Well, 1 will stipulate neror to see any of them again if I can only be sum that I hare ta ken my last look of mr. Hadger's fac '.' 'Aftur to-morrow I may promise you with nfety, my dear, that he shall rLitn no further friendship with ns. And tho twit time you find to running in to spy unwarrantable extravagance, Juit whisper in my oar, will you Jlemember yoor fricnJ tho Vol Itttvr.' When the !ody fndt I lie least disjentd to exer tional generally standi the most in need of exer cite. j i "I am tho victim of un unruiuitui attachment." j ut the follow said when tho sheriff called upon hiii). A jjcaianl tkov,t, 'Oh nwlher ! a bee stung me'.' Never iniffl, oMVV tofMmi the mother, 'it mistook Jlheo for a, flower,'