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THo Moro Corapro3R2.S.rao -vcritlx Dlnvor
Poclical Selections.
From the Horn Journal.
' ' She is my ouir girl. j
I asied for her as soice most precious thins ;
Tor all unfinished was Lore jewelled rins,
Till set with this soft pear! !
T! e ?hife that time brought f'rtli I could not
Iloa- r-ur?- how perfect, seeded the gift to ma !
U l Dany a soft old time '
I u 1 to sir.g nn-o that deadened ear,
Aadf'-ucrei net the s-:;;';test fwutep near,
L-t fie as'ht wake to on ;
" A-i'TLr.r ? !:cr T'r-rhc,- Jattshter whi'.ishe lay.
Ah, ttcsu;-i cars ! I at-glit Lava let th-tci play.
'Tiras long ere I believc-i
Ta:.t tats o:.e dau.j'it-T eUj; uot speak to me ;
CUclac-i wat:iv.l-God knows how r;ony!
How willing'y deceived.
Vain Leva was lor. 5 the i;r.t;r:r.g nnrse of Faith,
.And Uuiliu U;pe uctii it starved to liwitii.
' Oh ! if she could but hear
For one short hour, till 1 her tongue mi-fat Vacs
To caii me mother, iu the broke:; speech
That thrills she mother' ear!
Alas! those sealed lips never may be stirred
To the deep mnsic of that b-ty -ari!
My heart it -re'.y tri,
To soe her kacel witU jucli a reverent air
lieside her brothers a: t'lir eveniuj prayer ;
Or lift these earnest eyes
To watch our lips, as though our words she knew,
TLea move her own, as she were speaking, too.
I've watched her locking op
To ".he bright wonder of a sunset sky,
V.'hh such a depth of meaning in her eye,
That 1 could sdtnost hope
Piie sime-iliag so'.ti would hurst its binding cords.
And the L-rg-tx-ut-tip thoughts flow f. rth in words.
The song of bird and bee,
The chorus of the breeze?, streams and groves,
A.l the grand music to w hich X-iture moves,
Are wasted melody
To hrr; the world of sooad a tar.jless void;
While even silen -e Lat-i Its ch.irrn de-,trcved.
Iler face is very fair :
Her blue eye beautiful ; of finest mould
The soft white brow, o'er which, in waves of gold,
Ki t pies her during hair.
Alas! this lovely temple closed must be,
Fr Lie who male it keeps the master-key.
Wills He ttia rolad wv.'-ua
S louid from earth's Bahci-cla-Ji-.-r be kept fres,
E'wa that Hi? still, small voice and step might be
Ecard, at its i:::;er shrlr.e,
Though that deep lata of mO, with clearer
fit! 21?
Ten should I grieve? 0, retjmnring heart, be
still 1
She seems to have a quiet sense
0: quiet glrac, in tier &o:eless play,
6!;s hath a pleasant srnile. a c.-n'.le way,
Who-e voiceless cImmlcs
Taaehes all hearts, though 1 had once il:
4-viia iter utaer wou.-
Tl.e.k G -A it is not sol
Ar. J, when his sons are playing merrily,
C'..:r.":? an i leans her head upon his knee.
O at such times. I know,
By his fu" ye, and tones subdued ana ml!d,
How s heirt yearns over his silent chiid.
Xct of all gifts bereft.
Ever. cow. Eos- ecu! i I say she did not speak'
YVLa: r:-al Itngunge lights her eye and cheek,
Aid renders tharks to Him who left
Unto her s ul, yet open avenues
lr'ur jcy to 'Uter, and &,r lore to use !
Arl God in love doth give
To her defet a beiaty of its own;
Ar.d we a iveper tenderness have known
Tii ougb. that f jt which we gri';ve.
Tet shall th: seal be melted from her ear,
Y:a; ar.inr voice shall fill it but not here.
WUn that new sense is given,
Vfhit raptrre will its first experience be,
That n-cv;T veke to meaner mc-io-ly
Th.n the rich sosgs of heaven
Tu ho-.r the;ull-tor.ed tntheni swelling rouud,
Vihile cc.rel, teach the eotacic; of sound!
Dcsolat; and dreary would the world'
lw v, i-hou hope. 'Tis a sweet soothing j
-pint that ministers to tae comfort ot atlj
r.ro!ir,.!. :t comes in our lonely hours,
m.I 'ihe n angel of mercy points us to!
ra::,V-.v v.-tons beyond the dark clouds j
that surro nd us. When duty calls us
troa th h.aies of our childhood and the
frfends ii ire love wha the sad idien
is lingerim on our Ups, hope softly whis-
Pc, s , slkri meet again, u sarclr I a
... t.,v.,,c-Ter win rcrsase w in any j
....a-.u.jB.fciure. m ukj cat boars ot j
viversitr, vi eti ail appears cheerless and
V00'' Uli ?CTtIe vislUuit C0?ne5 10 j tare r answcrU the man, frowning.
Vt' -ry-ene. When the heart is j He looked at me for a few moments,
t:Av sijikii- in despondency, it gives evidently to gee whether I meant to in
coasoIatioD ai 1 enlivens us with its pres-j salt Lim by the question, and he turned,
rif-e. It V;e a bright star which ari-j muttering something that I could not
ses to light a j tie dark future. The mar-j make out, and left the bar room.
.:-. f,r f.-om .t, l19a,3 and the land of hU j No good blood in him for Judge Wil-
.'uouooJ. u ' It f-r3 the gWoy j
captive and caeers lu
Up' I' M rays of surLinei
aW ni03 t-'i erc-o olauitys butnUestl
- 5 vc-r-: earth's fonret j
Death cot
ties, IcavLij bj
l--bitter sorrows:
L.ut nope huver g- u (,Ver the lx.-d of j Judge Williams? There's something
siekncis and hc2 u 3 r liiov, of the j wrong about him, is there not ?"
uymg.' Ti boj e that r. -riders txUu nee J The man shrugged his shoulders. As
'.esirable the leof a blest re-uon ! be was about n plying some one called
w:yw.-i the fckies. Gohlrailrtwia'Jldm. He left me.
l" UlJ ta"k' aiid k'f "a k! J it t!.en a boy came in and scattered
thot hLak U- it to .-i tirou3: the j half a dozen fcmaU printed handbUU thro'
-t-'-c ..-Liud, il-at cl :-.-c thy a.h way, a,.d ; the bar.
ffc"u':f lu' owe bright drcau ofj WLal are them 'f gruhly aked the
iterarn Selections.
Passing a few days in the village of
P , my observation was attracted by
the air of neglect apparent iu and around
a tastefully bnilt cottage, that seemed
oce to have been the pride and plea
sure f its owner. Choice roses and
fragrant honey-suetles clambered up the
waste columns of the porch, ' prodigal of
sweetness : but the ysorous eliocU of
the one, and the long twining branches
of the other, swayed in the air, or droop
ed towards the ground, vainly seeking
for support. Evidently not for months
had the pruning-knife or training hand
been busy there. Near by the entrance
gate stood two cone like cedars, tall and
cleanly cut but dead ! their brown nee
dle shaped leaves shivering down under
the touch of every passing breeze, "and
covering the verdureless ground beneath.
Grass was springing up in all the plea
sant walks, and' the untrimmed box-borders
were ragged and neglected. Vine
trellises had broken pannels here and
there. All over the garden were seen
weeds and tangled undergrowth. Only
a single shutter in front of the cottage
was unfastened, and that stood always
open, early or late. Twice I had gone
by without seeing any evidence of life
about the neglected dwelling; but in
passing the third time, I observed a white
haired old man, walking with his hands
behind him and his eyes upon the ground,
backward and forward, slowly, in one of
the grass-grown walks. There was some
thing in his appearance that was inex
pressibly sad. I looked at him for a few
moments, and then kept on ; but so fixed
was his image in my mind in that brief
period, that the vivid impression still re
mains. P numbered one thousand inhab
itants, ail told, had three tayerns, or pla
ces of " entertainment for man and
beast," and twelve shops for the retail of
liquor. These last were all kept by Irish
men and Germans. At one of the tav
erns the best in the place, and that isn't
saying much in its favor I was staying.
The bar was well furnished with bad li-
j Cpors, and the bar room never free from
ldiers and tavern loungers, mostly be
longing to the village, as could be readily
inferred from the tenor of their conver
sation. I did not fail to remark tliat
scarcely one of those persons spoke half
a dozen words without an oath or pro
fane expression ; and I also noted the
fact that they were never so animated in
conversation as when . referring to some
thing obscene, vile, or crueL At tem
perance virtue they scouted, and even
went so far as to allege scandals against
a clergyman in the village, w hom I know
to be one of the purest of men. "Worst
of all was the presence of two or three
lads in the bar room, who listened to cor
rupt conversation eagerly, and drank in
all that was said with too evident plea
sure. " IVho lives in the brown cottage at the
upper end of the street, on this side 'f I
asked of the landlord-
u Judge Williams," he answered coldly,
as be turned away.
Whoia Judge Williams?" I enquired,
as soon as I got the landlord's ear again.
He's one of the Judges," was curtly
replied, and again he turned from me.
This only piqued my curiosity,
J0U know Judge Williams ?" I
led of a rough looking man whom I
had observed lounging about the tavern
ever sSnce mj arrival there,and who had
ja,t tarned kom tLe bar whcre he j
I ought to know Lim, curse his pic-
ham.-," said a man who bad overheard
mv mu-atum.
" Why not?" was my natural inquiry.
"The Judge gave him a year in the
State Prison, for biting off hi? brother's
car in a drunken quarreL"
"Eh! that exnlains it. Cut what of
"There's to be a Maine Law meeting
at the Lyceum Hall to-night," replied the
boy, looking sideways at the landlord r.s
he spoke. u Won't you come ? Judge
Williams is going to speak.''
There was impertinance sis well as hu
mor in the boy's manner. The landlord,
hot with uncontrollable anger, on the in
stant uttered a wicked imprecation, and
hurled an empty glass at his head. The
missile passed him within an inch. at;d
striking the wall, was shattered into a
hundred fragments. As the frightened
lad scampered away, some of the bar
room inmates laughed, some looked grave,
and one or two rebuked the passionate
man for an act which might have resulted
in murder.
" Give me them bills," said the land
lord, coming hastily from behind the bar.
Gathering up as many of the printed
slips of paper as he could get his hands
upon, he tore them into shreds, wLli vio
lent gestures and oaths, and then threw
them into the street. Two or three re
mained in possession of those who, like
myself, declined yielding them up to the
licensed individual who considered him
self particularly insulted by the intrusion
on his premise
Next came, as a very natural result, a
discussion, among the bar room loungers,
on the Maine Law question. The land
lord was too much excited to think clear
ly or talk coherently ; so he only used
profane expletives. Some ridiculed the
whole movement as preposterous. Some
cursed the leaders ; and some made
themselves merry at the expense of cold
water men. Nearly all present had in
dulged their particular humor on the
subject, and conversation was beginning
to flag, when a youug man whom I had
noticed as sadly fallen, yet retaining tra
ces of better condition and higher intel
ligence than any around him, arose by a
table at which he had been half crouch
ing, and extending one hand in an ener
getic manner, said
" You may all talk as you please, but
I see no hope but in the Maine Law."
" There, now, Dick Thomas ! do you
just hush up. Nobody asked for your
opinion, and nobody wants it."
The man turned quickly to the land
lord, who had thus roughly interrupted
him ; and after fixing his eyes sh;u-p!y
Upon nim for some moments, retorted
" Yoa niaj rob us of reason and vir- I
tue; but of free speech never! You
have all had your say, and now I am
going to have mine. If you don't wish
to listen, you can retire."
, "You've got to retire, young man '"
exclaimed the landlord, his face again
hot with anger ; and a3 he said this, he
came hastily from behind the bar, and
advancing towards the object of his
wrath, assumed a menacing attitude.
" Go this instant, or I will patch you
head foremost into the street."
" I wish you would put a hand on me,"
said the other, in a hissing voice. There
was murder in his eyes, and an iron res
olution in LLs tone. For several mo
ments the two men glanced savagely at
each other. Then the landlord retired
behind the bar.
"JJe content with your, place there, trembled slightly, "I meet you thi.
and your work there, old fellow !" said j evening i:i a public tisscmblage, for the
the young man, with a bitter sneer, but ; H:-t time hi many months. I iliav never
don't attempt what is beyond your abil- .
lhen turning to the company, he :
repeated the words spoken a little while j
ueiore, ana m tue earnest impressive ;
manner, at first apparent.
" You may all talk as you please," he
said, " but I see no hope but in the
r T .1 .
jiiiine i-aw. iiuu mere is 110 oiner 1
bop tor such as me. A en times have 1 1
taken the pledge, and God knows it was
taken in all sincerity ! Kut with vitia- j
ted appetite, and temptation ever in my
path, how was I to stand ? Keep liquor
out of my sight, and I can do well
enough ; but with a tavern or grogg';ry
at every corner, the case is hopeless. I
voted for the Maine Law at last election.
My oauot snan oe cast on tue ,.-; ot
virtue, order and" sobriety. What a cur-
sed infatuation what a blinding fully
r , ... 1 it 1 . , .1 - j. 1
this drinking is! Are you, or you,
you, any the better lor it." turning quie-K-
ly lrom one to another, as he uttered ( jor a j.aHxir when I saw the storm gath
these words. " I wiU not pause for your eng ; but there was none ia which we
negative; but your whole appearance
responds, trumpet-tongued, 4 No no.'
Ah, my friends ! I know how it is with
you. While this man trap is ever iu the year:,, fcucb of you as rui i .;eaii 4;ve.U
way, our feet must stumble. What bopejfir m long a period. Pi 1 1 not (Lea eay
for us Is there here? None none. jw ym (bat lk-e.fis.ed driakhig hoii.-s'.
T-,.m citii ti. rr(-u tiw sr.ider. bi.. tt-eb :
auuv .w j -1 7
nicely spread abroad, and we, poor v ie-,
tims, cannot j.a-s without getting hope-
I..-.,.dy ctiUngled. All over the laud are j
theie fpidtra and their web-, and ll.eic ;
is no broom to sweep thexn asi'le. Give
sis the Maine law, aiid we have the
brcom tlutt will ib the work cnbetnnlly.
I go for this law, gentlemen. And I wn
going to tie westing to-ui-ht. Judge
WiUisms is to speak. Poor man '. He
will not speak in vain, for all the good
(-speaking will do'Jiim; but if he does liot
stir all hearts to their lowest depths, call
Dick Thomas a iL"' r .
"You'll givc'e.'a a speech, too, won't
you?" said tl3 hiptllord, in impotent
contempt. ! ? .".
" If you're th'4'. X;--jjR" retorted Thom
as. 44 1 could inve a'i-.oUot subject than
the spider and il-irjly. " . --.
A'shout of raijt!auie frcnMiKM?ute in
mates of the bar room answered the cut
ting speech, and under the governing im
pulse of the moment, it was voted to at
tend the Maiae Law meeting in a Lody.
" You'd belter drink all round to bol
ster up good resolution," said the land
lord, forcing a smile. He had sense
enough to see the folly of quarreling with
his customers, and so repressed his irri
tation. " Not a bad idea," quickly answered
one of the company ; and hi a moment
the fickle crew were at the counter, ar.d
the landlord as busy as lie could be iu
' mixing the tempting poisons lor their
h"is. I turned off, sad at the sight, and
left the bar room.
At an early hour in the evening, I was
at Lyceum HalL The room was nearly
filled on my arrival, but I managed to
get a place near the speaker's stand.
" Judge Williams is to speak," I heard
whispered behind me. This seemed the
ieauing attraction of the evening. Who
Judge Williams was, or what particular
interest attaching to him, I had net yet
learned. That a blight was on him in
his old age, was plain ; but where and
what the blight was, I could only infer
but vaguely.
The meeting was organised in due
form, and resolutions offered approving
the Maine Law, and calling upon the
Legislature of the State to enact one
similar iu its provisions. Then came a
pause -of expectation. The old man I
had thought to see on the stand was not
there. 1 looked around the roo;u, but
faihsd to recognise him. Others seemed
iu like expectation with myself. There
was now a movement near the door. 1
turned with the rest of the audience, and
the pule, thin, intelligent face of the
old maa I had noticed at the brown cot
tage. " There is Judge Williams," I heard
parsing from lip to lip. He moved
slowly along the aisle until he reached
the platform, which he ascended, and
took a chair near the President of the
" The Secretary will read the resolu
tions again," said the chairman.
The resolutions were accordingly read.
A brief silence followed, anil Judge Wil
liams arose in a slow, dignified manner.
A little while he stood ; his fine eyes
that seemed to light up his whole face,
wandering over the audience. All was
still as if there had not been a living soul j
in tue room.
" My friend.-.," his oice was low and I
meet you again. A lonely old mart, with j
a!! hope fri life ..-one I a!K liV-ercr
jif:rc 0!;iy ft.r a iitt;c wbile. Soon, the
f:tcC;, that have seen me will see me no
more. J fhaiJ p-.ss trie l;otir::e from
which no traveler returns aiiu jkis.s it, I
feel, right early. I Lae been atnvng
you many yea
and in all my public
life-, have m the f ;ar of God, sought to
judge ri-htl bctweeu ny fi.I'ov,- iu ,.
To err is Lttraan ; tLerefoiv I have not
been free from error ; but the merit of
good intention, I must in justice claim.
" My friends, look at me as I at and be
fore you to-night;" and he advanced a'
tew paces 0:1 tue put t Jot m. " Ibis head j
is whiter than it was a year a-'o ibi.-i
, hai,(1 llt hl) steady tbi pwr UAy Iess
j fim a:wi t n:;t. j a ,iull a.r(. j W1.ecj.
L tb.s sea ef lifetbe lat fmil vessel of
ra?00,ir (h.et that went down in th phi-'
j1(.ss l:njiwt. jow Vfl;Hjy 1
might ride in safely.
" Fellow eiiizens ."' his form was now
more erect, and .' tone firmer and deep
er 44 turn your thought back for twenty
...... .1.1 1,.. .. . . - ..:i ..0 1 t . !
w - .uisij vjuar vumk: iia 1 j
uot then urge, warn, implore you on the I
subjeei, and with all the little cjoq.u.j.ty,. j
I po- ;::-.-ed. Did I not then d.x;Lr.t it j
a,; my belief thu, a, fe b.,I of . U'.n .-, j
i.n.UnJ i.j corpoj-ut..- fvi-a to ..eiutc. taf i
tv to
guard the weak and the youthful from j
the f.iH'iuaiion of drit.k, by pr-thibltsugj
the sale of intoxicating drinks in v.v vil
lage? We had as uvk-h the right to do
this, ns the right to restrain or prohibit
the ale of poison. It was a measure of
self-protection as legitimate as any ether.
Who was "to be wronged by it ? Tle
man who, too idle to work, soagU to live!
by corrupting his neighbors, and sowing
broadea-st the seeds of vice, crime, de
pravity : and ctcrrml death? - No not
even he was to suffer wrong, T'ettr
fat, even for Lira, that he should be com
pelled to do service in society in-ordr to
get his bread. In every view therefore,'!
the restriction I thenurg'.-d wast lie right
one. But you, my fellow citizens, called
my reasoning fallacious, and me vistoi.t'.ry
or tyranieal.
"Well, in the twenty, years which
have passed since I first advocated an en
tire restriction of the sale here, I have
seen more than twenty of our most prom
ising young men some of their gray
haired fathers are here to-night thrust
down into drunkards' graves. Why, my
friends," he spoke now with a sudden,
indignant energy, "one of those young
men, with his intellect tmdimmcd, would
have been worth a thousand of the mis
erable wretches who destroyed them, and
for whose maintenance you so generous
ly provided the trade of dram-selling.
How my heart swells and throbs, and al
most sutTocatcs me with indignation at the
very thought. Put ah, how impotenily."
Mournfully, very mournfully and low,
were these la-t words.
"Well, my friends," he resumed after
a pause, " to support the idle, vicious
dram-seller, you sacrifice the rising hope
of "your village. Unto the bloody Mo
loch you brought your sons. For twenty
years I have set on the bench, and I will
say now before God and man, that in
nine cases out of ten, every crime and
outrage which has taken place within
that period, iu this county, was tracta
ble, directly or indirectly, to the u?e of
intoxicating drinks.
And the history of crime all over our
land gives but a parallel testimony.
And yet die rum-seller is protected in his
rccursed trtUBe is regularly licer.coJ to
destroy the bodies and souls of your,
neighbors aad children ; and if we aii,
whose hopes ir life are blactod by the j
evil, lift- our voices against if, and a-k for
its suppression by the firm hand of the
law, we are branded with coarse epithets,
and called visionary and fcuitiertl dis
turbers of settled order, &.c.
" Show me any good that has been
dode in P , by dram-drinking.
Show me a man made more, thrifty and
virtuous a better bu.-band, father and
citizen. Prieg hiia here to-niht an'!
let us look upon him. Whore is he?
Alas, he is not to be found. You cannot
show the good, but ti e evil. God help
us it is everywhere.
"My friend.;, you all know that I and
mine have been cursed with this curse;
but how deeply, few have imagined.
Let me lift the curtain for you to-ti-ht
lift it for a moment, rnd th'-n let it fall
uww no to man-
Tiue; h'T.rled, eh'ar mii.di'd, i..ey
were,. and full of promi-
One studied law, one i
, it.,,. .1
e the lif's of a farmer. I us-' ! .
C " j
11b uitoxicatmi' Ii-hiks m my l.ou'--, and ;
vet these three
odiy soi. 1 i-l- ep hi !
drunkards' crave-'. J5evon 1 rnv o-.e ;
house I could not protect them. Temp.i
latiou was. on every hand teiii;it;ti' n
nanctioiicd by law, and madrs re
throiitrh the blind fa. or of meii whoe;
- 1
position gave iitflucace to their pre
and e-iutiipdc. Like other young men,
they had their weakness.; like other
young ineu they moved pleasantly nl it: 7
lathe smooth current of the wot Id, i.ll
unheeding the dacger by which they
v, ere. euirou:.dt J, un ii t,.d,.:ai.eo to the
dowi.wurd co:ir.-o was Lo:.eic...
'Throe years ago the el lest was
thru -.t from one of our tavern
at a
nt.o:! te.,
hour in the- ni;:h:, arid fallin
pavement reeeived a v;.u..d on the Lead ,
........ ..
,jlut Jir(
iiianity. He is.dnce de-ad. j
The second after six mom lis' ubslifiei.ee, !
was enticed into the mm.: den of c il, ,y
some wi :-;ea men v.i.o i. -hw i .m v.
ness. Ho f'-li re-vcr toii-e-aalu.
fi.-ijii-y yonn; it, ji ! How hart he,;
'i'A v.ilh his app. iio-. (Jo, Itotv biii
1 h.- V e ' 11 Li. 1 . j . !... .. . . ,
have heard Lai I '-ty i ill.e h,.,i !v t
VSJlSelt, for Miejieih. ,:; ,: . ;
, e.'-; e
, , ...
tins UiaaieVeroi into i.-in .oa v.aa .u L.t
"The thlid, my yoa.,;;. i Li
moihur' id..! ., u.,, tl.e
tf .l wy ..1
Ti... pe;eo ; !, fvi. !...': v woiu... wu
muUs-.d wcll-bc'in?, it was
he 1
ht av. ay fu i't 1 '
warm nest, o gir.ee end bt:r-!;leu our
house-bold. We bad no davghter t-f ,'"
own ; and so all thu love in c ur heart., n
daughter . would have tjalVJ f.sth, was
lavished upon thin 'Uautiiai doc. 1
need not describe bvr to you, for you
have seen ber, and many of ji.u lewd
her, but she ii at rot." '
The old man's voice choked. For a
little while he t-leod hi'u nt, unable from
irrcpresi-ibb (motion, to proceed. At
last he said in a husky whi.-pcr
is at rest now. Let me -as
calmly as possible tell you how she pass
ed away. It was not peaecfi.Ily, uid
j5wiivj as en infant finfcs to rest in its
mother's arms. Ali,ro no! H'vrdealTi
was violent."
Wbat a thrill pa-sed through the as
White faces bent forward eagerly, and
breaths were held in uppnlleJ expecia
tion. " Site was murdered by her husband."
The old man sank into a chair, while
a groan arose from the assembly.
"No good end is to be gained by con
caahnent," resumed Judge Williams, as
he arose and iu a (Inner voice went on
"if the revelation spurs you to act ion, all
I desire is accomplished. My son came
home one nie'ht less than a year niro, in
toxieated, alter a longer period of sobri
ety than usual. lie had never treated
his wife with personal unkindaess. If
she remonstrated with him, lie showed no
irritation ; and often, through her influ
ence, would make temporary eifoifs at
reformation. He had passed to her
dinr 1
room only a short time, when I heard a of his hemic acts ; d his client the
momentary shuttling of feet, and a sino- Duke of Orb-tin iu the thn.ne; elui
tltered exclamation. There was some- ! tcieJ him "Lou;- Iliiiijipo, ibe fort k'n;2
thing in the sound that caused mo to
start and listen. But nothing more was
heard for at least five minutes, when I
was aroused by the falling of a heavy
body in the chamber. I repaired thither
on the instant. Sight cf horror! My
son lay dying in his own bhw-d, on the
floor the fatal razor with which the
deed was done, clutched in his hand.
You all remember this dreadful tragedy.
Put. there was something more dreadful
still, of which yiu have never been told.
Ere. turning bis Land upon himself", my
son Mnoihcrcd will, pillows the '
The old man staggered back and sat
down tigaiu.
" Go. I hel,i mc!" he resumed after a
moment cr two. "I cannot i ay more
t o ntineu tueiii siue i.y sate ; Mit we
wera broken-hearted. A few we ks
more and my poor wife followed them,
leaving me a lonely old man, all the
green branches of my tree wi hered, aad
left the root nearly .-:(V'css and dead.
" "Wliat need is there for me to sav
more?" be added after a pause. "I
have shown you the bitter fruits of the
traffic. Lookatthcuu Reason of them
among yourselveti, and make our own
decision. If you continue to sow the
seeds you are now sowing, you must ex
pect no better harve. is. On me I .he evil
has done its worst. Put for the cake oi
your children and ie .-i-hbor, let me im
plore you to turn a ide from your ! e:tu
iu'ul viihige tlii i torrent of viec th 1! is
yearly r,',vcr';)ii:g its ji-ore., to di.rfrueliuu."
1 li.-iu V,. fwW'di v es 1 -.i I t iIimI
fertile future. ,-embly wlen he down; i-iid it 1 ;niK
ieine.and tlie!U(.(,j j., t ,!.., rt-"
l:ie re.-'.
w.t.. r,;.. .v !..,.....: ... a, ... . I
t-i..- p-i--e-i i y ai:ciiii.iai;,ii. At 111
aeeiaiiUL:...!. A
t i- !t til' .1.,, 1, , .
brr-'vn cotin"-!
id i'otied a-Inun-we
ii.er t.wne-r, and the hwly
' ej.h'g in the i,!:ii'e rnm -
Aud.-eiv Dup'ii wt.s luru ca il.e tWti
i,oi J'ebruafr, Mr. 1, a' Var ,-. lioh:
I ... ... .....
mil vuiuiy.T !-.( It r.S t 1. 1, it.!, ie.'il
as a N'leaf.ne man t'.e uiu-r. a I.twvi ri1
of s ji.-i - eminenef. 'J'ht: thr-.j ! im:1i 1,
received au t-v!Iet:t el. mi .,'nry !: i
lion at home, under t .-:.- la! I..--! V 1,., ;, a... ;
ti'Hl. At the " of r'V! (;l' e.j Ale!;' . '" 1 " 1 l.e.t! ! . 1!,. !;.-', t t. e ..,,
came t I'uris to. uli-n! the la el;r(,! of! tij, is I h.in and coox-. nitd he we o
toliehel. 'I hie,- th,,..., tt vv.V;lt he allele!. h"ly th i' . Ho Li- b..."K- hum
ed the hi.v 1 '--!,i-e ,, nod the iet of the ' o farm. 1 , an I we !.; t'i-e',ii.:
tii!:e he was .-fudviri .' in a '..in of.i.v. lie! bis ii!u-(r;o I e. .i:t;.!.-f the pr.ltiitUr ti i
d l be; i
it! Witk; m.d hone of thv
amiifeiiie. its of Paris eotill turn him iroi 1 !
bis labors. Wkii !ei Lid iml'.-iiAis pels'. -
veranee, !., eoal 1 m.; hue. t ed ia tiny j
ids le.i-iltj
1 liie hifi !
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U'ivC lh Wi
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h, ;;, iii.c anf one : '.;. u
can biaititi hi:;i. pa;n;-b;ty l,.;n I - t;-:
devJock ct-cs that iiowtl.tr Siwir i-;:'
have ar j,iu d Ur :
i rini r hi i'.. ' u.
lihxp.H ai . r'.r!s hcic fell of t; 1
.l'.:!: '' .. t. Till nwrt n:ii:;T t ti
l.im -xee rivt! popularity, lie s, ; t .!
in tk'ffiice f itiiiry i!lu .tri.Mu ftih ,i; ,
and was the x.w-rful advocate f i-.i -Kf
v fditors in many mil tifiiir; $'.
pret. Put d e nut .-" tr.i!;-s !'.'
ti.-hress and siubifion iiiailt'.n ? U.--.-M.
lH inghandM.nstdy nmimlcdb tin n'y.txt
rne-i and el:!-r?,l.? ."!.; i-h '.
over France. Surely that was i.ut i-rie
inal J Talent is n ver too r'n-l.Iy ivwan'
V"e areorry to tel! our n.:i;. ;s th. -Dupin
was not always consiciii in !.'.
principles. Art r ha iug n.i. -i De
rangi r twice, be rcfii-ed to be his coutut 1
ina third prosecution ! And can you ue: s
why? The court forbid the pre;s to pu!,
Iish the j'roeerj'ngs in rcaner's !
Dupin would thus he-p bi.s chance of puL
licity in the newst(iicr ! Ti.o Dukf i
Orleans (Louis l'hilij pe) cb-i.-e b'u t fur
his nttornc) and cutis 1'u-, in 124, wi''
an annual salary t,f tifieen thees.aii!
francs. Iu 1'62$ be ti ihet.d to t!ie
Legislature fr,llicVt'Coiid time. Dm v'g
the revolution he bid in the cellar, a!t-r
having'urged t'se pf-pii!a e to int i c
.-tree!s w-d'fijtbt. The o!;th ei Jul", be
crept otic ti las liutu
I .... .,.!
of tlieFri -ii'-b ;" rtiiived the efiiee of
Attoniey-Geiier.-il, and n-sted IWui eh
labirs !
Truly, wc are in fue ju-j-ence of
extraordinary 5ndi Idual ! Our riath :s
may le surprised to see u.-'pass from prui. c
to blame; but Jatius is rep: evented wiJ,
two faeeo !
Ilupin is correct in the duties of hi
office. He i-; a j rofoi.t.d lawyer, and i.i
delt:tn Is every .hiug'apperiuiuiTig to Li
busiaeM?. lie is a .ieiu'K-; of the Freia b
At-ideii y. Dui i.,i. 1 he 'a t revolution hi
house was attacked by the mob, and he
would have peri bed in it- demolition but
for the i'ltert vntion of the soldiery. He
has several times bi-ei. olfered u i-inee in
the Call net, tuid always r-fu.-el the hon
or. During the r br. of Louis riiiTpp.'
he was th eU 1 eight tit.ie.. Pn rideiit of
the Hou.,eof P preseldatives. Hest.v-'
it i the ino.-d !nui T.ibl.5 s!;iiiii, next I
throne, in a coititu.ieiutl nionarehv.
Dupin hits the manner.-, of a count! v
seh'xd-ma-ler. Ills hoarse MIeeisfeni
bly dictatorial and '.) agreeable 1 lleua-i
a.4.ed what ej.iUiph he would Imvo for
his mother's tomb ; he replied, "Let them
engrave en the nitu bl.- the.-e siuiplewonU :
Hero r- o.es ti e mother of the ti.r-.-o
lJtij.iie;! Let C'enielia ami tho Gra-vf.i
hide their dimimd.ed 1). a i I"
Genual Chiu-el, the born of iMvrl' rs,
c'lidleup-d him for an insuttioe, ".
II , wo ,' I n-. I I
eye-w it -s t' 1! .
;ht hi t tif'
the foJIo'via
ed! An
our t .e it i; -tr :
1 ; P '. I a : : i
; of tl
toe j !.: "e
I' fehle
; t! jH.rtruiU
to 1
r. .:pineoo-
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d thai
he choiitd
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be t;
a i.i t'ie pr 1, i,;1h1 eli.eir.
r- , ! hi.;: -hat She P .,
not iu'io.u 11 t il the k.
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It al tiH! ,i. ,1 t ,o t-.'in 1
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