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VOL. XXXIV. NEW IBERIA, LA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31. 72, NUMBER 32.
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Al "ORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Will practice in the several parishes coaposlng the
Third Jadlcia' D.strict. Aprl8 71-tf
.JO1 IN I). .AIN'I'
IfESIDE NT DENTIST.
Olee on Main Street,
1tsrch It, 1. 7--.
D I)rA.Fv, M. J. oTR
('Ea ery Jr Foster,
Attorneys and Counselloa at Law,
Will practice in the Courts of the 3d Judicial District of
Oilee--Mats Street, Franklta, TLa
Feb. 1, l7Ti.-Iv.
A S. SAT", M.-B.
i4tving lon ted in Franklin, respectfully offershis pro
e.ssisnal services to the citizens of town and vieintty.
Ofric' aWrt door to Smith & Co, fe- 2971 tf
L, B. .Weollaupe.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW..
New Iberia, L.a.
f OfOlec with the Sheriff.
HENRT J. I..OV. F. a. OROmL.
Leory i .Woesroe.
ATT'ORNEYS AT LAW.
98 Ustehes Street,
ei '71 ly New Orleans.
Js. J. BreruDa,
ATTOINEY AND COUNSkLLOR ATLAW,
Will practice hl profession in 'he Coa·ef the T.id
and Eighth Judicial Districts. Oflee-F-roat room, ever
James A. Lee"' new Drug Store. 1-1 tf L.
Pariah of Iberts.
Offioe in the Court Hoaae April 22d, ly L.
Robert . Peril, T!
ATIORNE i AT LAW. -
Will practice in the parishea of At. Mary, St. Marlin
Iberia, Vermilion and Lafayette. nna-3 7L,
C. :. Golden.
PHYTCI A N AND SURGEON.
Raving bad lamL ho eoboa to meot hse
waats of tho3raahbar and -v ialati. J
Jan. 11. ten-a
A. L TUCKER. IRA DAVIS.
ibeker £ D&J s,
AtlosneoY and Counnellors at Law.
Vl~Uees in the i'oaI pariLsaaeidmpoag tbe Tir .
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DR. Of DE'TAL SURGERY
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IEW IBERIA BIUSEESS DIRECTORY.
BREAUX, JOW. A., Attor,. y; Front rounom %er
Lee's Drug Store.
B ALDWI, J. T, Lightning Rods, Water crol
era, Borerells. etc.
O@AS, A. C., Gau-maker, new building on Julia
I Street, occupied by Miatrot & Drcnir.
B LRBK , J. S., Livery Stable, New Fire-proof
Brlick Store, Maln Street,
B l WW, AL H. & Seb., Excelsior Cooperage,
Hauhertville, Parish Iberia.
CARRiUTH, J. J., Pry goods, Groceries and No
tions, Dunny building, late "Dollar Store "
D eLA O MiALY], D. M., Auctioneer for the
parish of lbiria.
DELACRlIX, . . T., Dealer in Ramie roots, in
ears of Banner oeffe.
1EVALCOVU T, C. D., Famiiy Groceries, Ha
D vana Cigars, and choice liquors.
THRRMKA , P., Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Char
14 ter Oak Steves, dee.
LE , J. A., Drug Store and general agent, Main
'-.., ~Ger Lend A t, Ban
LIVE OAIK OUSE, Near Swaim's Ware
bousmr Main Street.
OMTAWYE, L. 1., Attorney at Law, Ofee
with the Sherit
MU[LLA. E, PHILLIP, Engineer and general
LPERRt, ROBERT S., Attorney and Counsel
ROBDETSON, JULIUS, Notary Public, office
in Court House.
OBERTSON, W.M , A General Insurance
EXCELSIOR COOPERAGE,H ubert, parish of Iberia.
Hogsheads, barrels, half barrels on hand. Ten gallon
kegs, fer sy-e,. made to orbr. P.eux, three feetboards,
pickets, and shingles, made to order.
al9 ?71-tf A. H. BROWN & SON.
HearyV 1'.. Wecai,
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New Orleans, La.
Sugar and Cotton plaaatMias bought and sold, also,
T'xas wild Lands.
New Orleans, La. Oct. '71.-ly.
MEN'S AND BOY'S CLOTHING
r rmishing Goods.
Main Street, Franklin. La. no2.-y
J0333D. RU 0NEbTl. D. DeU.tVEN.
Robertseo A Co. s
GENERAL AGENTS 14
COMMTS9ION MEltCHANTS, t
No. 4 Canal Stroc N. 0. zot-y
ArrO* NT AND OOUNIIBUZrOL-AT-LAW,
court E..e.mNirw Dbera.
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Stery of ra Iakstand. b
WITr THE INESTAND LEFT OUT.
".Tbatiinkstand ? Yes, it has a history. I b'
may as well tell it to you now as any other 01
time. I suppose. You ought to be called ti
the Great American History Extractor, or t(
Romance Extractor; for if there is a parti
cle of romance in anything or anybody in a ti
place where you happen to be, you are sure w
to scent it out."
"Of all days, this is the most glorious one
for a romance-the rain falling with that 11
steady, monotonous drip, drip, drip ; not a so
soul in the house but ourselves, and we so a
snug in this splendid old Pbrary." H
Mag Hastings was indeed an indefatiga- I]
ble romance-hunter. She was always look- el
ing for situations where the romantic pre- n1
dominated. She would have succeeded as a a
dramatist, without a doubt. She was ap- d'
parently as happy as mortal could be on a
the morning in question, nestled in the
depths of my scarlet lounge, perfectly cer- A
tain that she looked picturesque in her dark al
green street suit, relieved by the daintiest as
,"Come here, pet!' said she; and a bunch e'
of white wool, with a blue ribbon tied at one cl
end of it. marking a spot where in a dog a t<
neck woula be trotted mysteriously toward A
her. What propelling power there could be n
in t.h shaggy thing was a wonder I never w
could get over, but somehow it munaged to
sprirg into Mag's arms. and then the si- ri
lence assured me that my story was ex
The suirounolings were favorable for
story-telling, it is true. The ropm heavily
wainsocoted with dark wood; the cases of c
books of all times and of all varieties; the w
long windows richly draped with soarlet ri
brocade, lined with exquisite lace ; the n
thick soft carpet of mottled green ; the ci
Turkish lounges, the quaint chairs, luxu- y
3a7 uolstered; the ns a the I
graving o the wall; the little gems in oil a
selected fortheir wonderful coloring-an A
autump scene, a burning ship, a group of h
GermLda peaants ; the glowilg ire of sea- v
coal, and the polished iher and fender- a
all appealed to the love of aati nld the ft
picturesque, while the cold, unoeaing rain,
the bare, gaunt trees ,he dripping shrub- C
bery, and the blanche drove the II
thoughts within for solace Y amusement.
The intstand that Mag Hastings referred p
to was % pretty affair in a Swiss carvilig. t
It repr nted two little peasant carrying
aster, the buckets suspended from a pole f
retý in a hand of each. Of course the tl
water-pails were the ink receptaolesstbd a
the pole was tmhe pen-rack. It was pcetic 3
and realisti at the same time, and a pretty
a trite for a library table as one would wish d
"The story s sad one, Mag," sad I.
"It will give you the blues for the rest of a
"So. much the better." she answered, I
with a true dramatic love of the horrible- a
"so much tb.hetter. I'd like to be stirred t
up a little. I fear I'm too comfortable. A
little dash of imaginative sorrow is needed
to relieve this perfect enjoyment. A littled.
shade throws out the good points of any- 1
thing, on know. Isn't it so pet!' and As I
PInhd the little appendage dignifed b a
the name of.tail, till a sharp yelp came oet I
of the soft wbit'issi.nherrms. "These,
I told yeou so, pet; now you'll know what
trueo repose is. "
"I should scold yeo Mag," said I,," 't
were the least nuse in the world. Best on
,ae imeorriLbleb ' ao I will goes. tm
wll give yea .ahaeow enough, without
"When I was in Velee-" I eommenced.
'* eaenl!". eiodthees ag, sitting belt
ddgng the little msplmg of a
a pt that brought ot sit
mr I two yearss f tae had just e
I t war'' 9s alo atthe at the n a bete '
. wintebe' .s - to take lin the cis
was e eoonad oth of my stay there
asin Loreit., the Ca' d'Oro-yo know
'Ok, yes." smid Meg impailetly, "I know
SaRl about it. Haven't I bees there? wasn't
I born there t-harvea't Ieldqe iiJbre
didn't the dege of Velse k t
dida't I draw myrat bra o thing
hss forei and def e M.e.. T e
*e*' pupils? Geaat ahi al me what
Chaide said when he came beak from has
tramp about rthe Ca' d'Oro. But never
mm the k beaselero; I'm met baliag at
I had seen
.moe he eugfaeiee Sa biaSer 0w lm
·n~~~ ~ 5.r-t iv'I enhrtws'
•"Oh, never mind about the lunch !' inter
rupted Mag again, without opening her eye-s,
and with a little tremble in her voice, whidich
I could not understand. "Proceed with the
man! Animals 'always interest me m- re
"You would not call Austin Benedict an
animal if you could see him once,' I re
plied, a little indignantly, and was about to
add that I didn't wish Charles mixed up
with that species either, when over went the
lap-dog on the lounge, and Mag said, irrita
"*I believe that animal thinks I have noth
ing to do but to make my lap into a bed for
his convenience. Go on, Nell; Austin Bene
dict! Austin Benedict is a good name.
I'll bet my new solitaire against three cents
that his character was as stony as his cogno
men. A man called Austin Benedict would
do what he considered to be right, if by so
doing it killed h land everybody he was
Don't get up. thoug'h- -and please go on.'
*"Yes,' I resumed, "you are quite right
about Mr. Benedict's character I believe
there is something in names. But for all
that the fellow was dying for love.'
"A very interesting caCe,' said Mag,
turning deathly pale. "Do you know the
circumstances 7' and then. with the slight
est perceptible sneer, added, "A man must
be very strong to admit such a thing about
,"Oh,'I answered, "it was a long time
before we got at the facts in the case; but
one day, when I sat by him, and we all
thought he couldn't last many hours, he
told me the whole story.'
"When you sat by him, and thought he
couldn't last many hours, he told you the
whole story !' repeated Mug, in a strange
sort of a way, "DDid he die?'
"No; he rall;ed again,' I answered, al
most out of breath at Mag's behavior. "It
seems that he loved with his whole heart and
soul a very beautiful and much-sought-after
young lady. She pretended to love him.
Her parents were opposed to the match;
she proposed to defy her parents. The
next news he receives comes in the form of
a letter from her, telling that she finds she
does not care for him as she supposed, and
asking to be freed from her engagement.'
"He dlid receive such a letter. did ha ?
Austin Benedict did rooeive such a letter?'
and Mag arose from her recumbent position.
and stood before me. pale as a corpse, but
with the light nSir~tyavenging angels in her
eyes. "I never wrote the lettter!' she ex
claimed. "It is a forgery from beginning
to end! Nell Harris, you took care of
Austin Benedict in his last hours ?' And
now the proud head of Margaret 1Iastings
was buried in my lap,
"I took care Jof-Lim when he was ill,' I
"'And he loved the woman he believed to
be false to the last ?'
"He loved the woman-'
"Oh, Nell! Nell! what shall I do? How
can I ever live, now that I know he died
with that cruel impression of me ?' inter
rupted poor Mag giving me no opportu
nity to explain myself. "You took
care of him-you made him comfortable
you kissed him when ho was dying; and I
loved and despised, I-'
ate, Mag. da , I did do all I could }it
Austin Jýined. comfort, and have kissed
him a gdlsd,, e; but not when he
was dying, for he hasn't passed
away yet. uno has abcomplished that
feat to-day. an
"What In world is all this?' said
Chartes, who ~.entered softly with his
"Where is A ?' I asked in a whis
per ; for M a still I didn't know but
that she was d
*"Here !' sai41 Gear fellow, bounding
forward. He d suddenly at sight of
the figure at . "In the name of the
angels, Nell, ' this? and whom have
you got theo
One little from Meg, and she aw
dead wei Benedict's arms.
Such a daly was! Betweem
swoons, eea embracesr ay
mind got to lpesaetie asy fs;
bat the san set l.er, a mya rasas-.
mained aaobmo Thewe w a wedd
that same the maes library; aud
in all the ha I evl witnessed
Charles' and aTs w nim4 kow bIqer
saw so uchjd a edists
between M. rs. Austim e 1ediot,
Nag didn't - time to get to the i
stand, so yca Imagine the bisciy'eof
at the malht tiAm.
The case before oar apgi ints
rested the ply. A r mon
previously - e had diLý leavi
1 · t t eof lt'or dxti
of h o iwas r
availabL . was spposed that thp
old mea-- ty-pnrw-had di
withest a ww . go he had te
Sseem hl' makinz ai
s" e~dare, and as
tin ld stion about the inheri
thae his. y, he did not choose to
la. ttiiY sal, him. ghostly testament.
His direct and y legitimate heirs were
two oephaeg, girls, children of his
gly da.ghter. of them was a c-ipple,
i alS. e s t individual care and at
Sthe , and both were beloved
'bM.uh. knew . White people were
an sisters were thus
i a man iamed James
rmo ~-npker. .ote, said to
be .he last will testameat of Jao b
Ames. made s I ... i.is
Arnold was a w-iu-law of old Jacob,
the child of a ' sister, and had for ser
eral years been oyed as business agent
and general t of the deceased;
and when he en the will to be presented,
he ptoduced a of witnesses who de
elared that the .shen beard old Ames
say that he had the only will he should
make. and that Arnold was his heir;
and what semess make the matter sure.
two witnesses will, former servants or
r emplo of . testator, swore point
blsak td vin Ames place his stgna
ture to the set, after which they
I signed their o usaies. Honest people
so their b Jthi, for these two wit
r ss-em 4 his wife-were not above
S iion-. In ot, it was generally be
tlifed, tht a sum of ready money
we lbaythe boiy and soul.
S ae late in the after
h nef te s d(, just as the last wit
h Me w a tO have the witness-box;
1 i4 *b w bomeas Cloeadman, the
e . He had been ques
iba had made a plain
was agaiast the
- ad all in favor of
In fact, no honest
wites= sat at the end of the box; and dise
to him, among the spectators, stood old
Harvey Goodrich. who was at that time in
the paper m.ill of Day & Lyon, at Portland.
I had known him years before, wh: n he
worked for Rice, of Newton. The juror
held the will in his hand, open, and Good
rich cast his eye upon it. I saw the old
paper-maker start and tremble.
•" Let m." look at that," I heard him whis
per, for I stood close by.
The juror, without considering, handed
him the document: and h,-fore, the conus-l
could interpose and regain it, Goodrich had
seen all he desired, and his first movement,
after relinquishing the will, was to hasten to
the side, of the orphans' attorney, and whis
per, hurriedly and excitedly in his ear. I
saw the attorney, whose name was Shipman,
bend his head attentively, and then start to
his feet. What was it ! In those few brief
oen t rat somethiug of importance was on
' May it please your honor," said Ship
man, very quietly-so calmly and so quietly
that we feared it could be nothing of iim
portance, after all-" I must ask the
indulgence of the court. I wish to preseint
new and imnportaut testimony."
'rT, re was a slight war of words between
the oi, ,si:g coumnsel. after which, by per
miesion of the court, the old paper'maker
took the witness-box. lie gave his name,
residence, occupation, etc., and then Mr.
Shipman placed the will in his hands.
" Mr. Goodrich, will you please exanine
that document ! "
"I have done so, sir."
" What is the written date of that will !"
• Septmnber fifth, eighteen hundred and
forty-one," answered the witness, reading
from the instrument.
" Now, Mr. Goodrich, will you please
inform the jury, and the court, if you ob
serve any'hing else in or upon that paper
which you hold in your hand, that would
positively affect the reliability of that writ.
ten date. Make your own statement, in
your own way, only make it concise and
" Your honor and gentlemen of the jury,"
commenced the witness, " this piece of
paper which I now hold in my hand was
manufactured by myself, and was calende.,,ed
upon a machine of my own invention. The
water lines, in place of the ordinary blue
ruling, were included in my imtprovemeint.
You will also observe, upon close iuspec.
tion-though the ink upon the surface has
somewhat obscured it-my own stamp i:.
water-mark.. Your honor can ex:nfiao it
The judge took the document, and Ib 1d it
up against :he strong light: and ianvlu: l
tarily he read aloud, so as to bo hea.d by mal
in the room. for every breath was ihus!hed :
HI. Goodrich's patent, eighteen lundmed and
forty three !
~"Yes. your honor." broke in Goodrich.
whose professional integrity was now in the
balance, " I can solemnly swear that that
sheet of paper was not maie until at least
two yeers after the late of the instrument
which has been written upon its face."
The paper was given to the jury, who
were all upon their feet. Arnold's cou,.sel
e andod to see it. Mr. Cl dma 'id Isia
state of ferment, while the daene aedienme
swayed to and fro in eager, painful seapense.
Would this old man's testimony have its
legitimate weight ?
Ah! how could it be otherwise ? There
was a witness more potent to an intelligent
court and jury than speech of tongue. The
conteested will bore in its innermost heart
i its "heart of hearts"--the emphatic evi
dence of the base lie upon its written face.
Other wttnessee were called-one paper
maker and two paper dealers-banthe thing
was settled. The water-lined dte of the
er was evdenoe enough. A little while
Sthe Judge gave ble charge-about as
htief a charge as I ever heard. A little
lnger, sad we kaew that the orphals were
the true sad legally established jira of
Jacob Ame' fortune. I will dot attl pt 1o
describM e scene that folloIwe. Slace
ft frll ti say, at th pemared parties
--ee- sevel* y puanibed, while the ann of
oy a a oast Itmgracioas beams
oa'E b Dyed and deserving sisters.
Trcls of hsas.
The jaglers and iountehanks are also
dstingugisled by the variety and originality
of their feats. Por instacan, they perform a
seles of thrlr by.mesas at an enormously
false ma.. One will lie down upon his back
ap enoasuly long false nosw. One
l Jie dows aqes hisbm.,k wiIt h y el
wood upon his noese, the hoj mt~Wtn I
4n mbrlt'o on the i his ea .ns a-.
ther will p his hot, upon Oa sole if
which a ef /l el SW ase, and balii. a
aimmaf nto s -sr. osa of the. ieba
seem impopsible, v isaetthe aid e senm
ersecaled maootely*: R
was ;witnesqE m*a astonishing speool
p Uusiol. Ater a variety of 'ri~ s
tli, cn. of wa er and pape better
!es, the juggler exhibited 'o tf.s.etators
a large open fan, wrielr B held in his right
hand, then threwIteo the air, caught by :be
handle idb ItW lt hand, squatted down,
fanned himself, sad tie, tarlng his head
in profile, gave a long sigh, during w·eie
the image of a galloping borse issued from
his mouth. Still fanning himself, he shook
from his sleeve an army of little men, who
presently, bowing and dancing, vanished
from sight. Then he bowed. clohn fan,
and held it in two hands, duinug whcii. .
his own head disappeared. then became vis
ible, but of .~,...O size. and finally reap.
r...cu in its natural dimensions, but mulhi
plied four or five times. They set a jar be
fore him, and in a short time be issued from
the neck, rose slowly into the air. and van
ished in clouds along the ceiling.
At the fair of Asaksa, in addition to 'he
performances of jugglers of all kinds, there
are collections of animals whbch have been
taught to perform tricks-bears of Yeso,
spaniels which are valuable in propor. ion to
their ugliness, educated monkeys rnd goa's.
Birds and fish are a'so displayed in great
quantities. But the most astonishing pa
tience is mauifested by an old Corean boat
man, who has trained a dozen tortoises,
large and sma'l, employing no other means
to direct them than his songs and a small
metal drum. They march in line, execute
several evolutions, and conelude by climbing
upon a low table, the larger ones fosming of
their own accord, a bridge ior the smaller,
to whom the feat would otherwise be impos
sible. When they have all mounted, they
dispose themselves in three or four piles.
like so many plates.-Travels in Japan. by
Lu unprecedented case of someambuliam
occurred a few nights ago in New Haven,
Conn., the subject being a little child about
three years old, that went out in a rain storm
twice in a single evening to meet itsparents,
and was brought back each time and put to
bet without being awakened.
From tho London )Daily News.]
A great l.-al of curiosity has been ex
cited for a long period in reference to- a
number of large houses in Stamford street
I(lackfriars), Snowhill, Newington, and
other parts of London, which have for nearly
half a century been allowed to remain
empty and suffered to get into a ruinous
-tate. the rental value of the property being
many thousands per annum. One house in
Stamford street, at the corner of Hatfield
street. which was formerly let for £100 per
annum, has been empty more than forty
years. The various premises were popa
larly known as " haunted houses," and
crowds have collected occasionally around
them, particularly the hoeses in Stamford
street, upon the report that a "ghost"
had been seen walking about some of the
rooms. Their real history -appea La
large fortune, and he, through a more whim,
determined not to let any portion of his pro
petty. He died some five and twenty years
ago, leaving, it is said, strict injunctions to
his widow to carry out the same course. His
directions were obeyed, and at the death of
the widow the same injunctions were given
to the daughter, until her death, which took
place on December II, rather suddenly.
By this event the condition of affairs in re
lation to the property will. in all probability,
now be changed. and the estate will be put
to some useful purpose. The habits of the
deceased lady were most penurious. She
resided in one of the houses in Stamford
=tr et, her only establishment consisting of
one old woman ; and the residence of the
. old miser," as she was generally termed,
could easily be recognized by -its dirty and
dilapidated appoarance. Periodically the
two old women wculd make a visit to the
other houses in the street, the time chosen
being generally evening. With lantern is
hand they would go through the different
rooms of the large ruinous baildings, and
these visits gave rise, no doubt, to the
• ghost" rumorsa that were rife, and were
the cause of the crowds assembling to see
the lights gleaming from the windows.
Almost immed;ately after the death became
known it appears that parties claiming to be
the heirs-in-law of the deceased took pos
session of the house where she resided, and
among ,he strange rumors that are afloat in
reference to the subject, is one that a sum
of money, amount 'ug to nearly £20,000, was
fotud hoarded in different parts of the house,
and concealed in all manner of out-of-the
wa places. At first it was rumored that
the deceased had died without making a
will, but it has since been stated that a tes
tmnientcry document has been d;scovered.
It w;li perhaps be recollected that a few
yea;-r ao some persons took forcible pos
sesson of one of the houses in Stamford
street, and set up some claim to the property;
but it was shown that they had no legal title,
and they were forcibly ejected by order of a
magistrte. Since then the whole of the
property has remained in the same condition
A San F acisco Editor ills Dr. Living
A San Francisco paper says: "It is
with deep and uni ersal regret that we as
eaet come upon the couatry Ilke a
thunderbolt out of a olear sky. Had the
Doctor borne a charmed life his dsL mweld
sot have provoked greater stslehmert and
vexaiion. Up to yesterday sesa the village
physician at ijiji was perfeatly eomSdent
that he would recover, although the pesti
lential climate of Soedan had cosaiderably
worried him, and bad proved fatal to his
faithfL' and attached hippopotamus. At
about one o'clock. however, he began to
fail rapidly, and by five there was othing
left of him st Ijiji, theobg he was still prev
aueut in sevral regiess to the sathward, and
the vicinity of Oaebl-el-Canrl was per
vaded with him inpososiderable quantity.
but by seven, advices ase from Dahomy
that-he was dead in that setsion ; by eight,
he had perished all alogthe U Nile ;
by aism be hd fadedgL4 a eme baw Beled
el Jaed, and before a4.s memiag
the reports were a Iad Dr. Living
stone, the great AQeo eaplerer, was so
more forever! The ebmeaiesa will take
place at .Borioboola Olb as sosp as all re
mains can be conaoetragWt tbat point.
In its deep afliiledod aeli di has our
heartiest sympathy atiUE4eiP felly con
dole with everybhody.." -
How to get iTciue 1~attid.
A working man some tIme ago published
his own biography, one of the ast Interest
:ng little volumes that has a ed during
the present century. It is ui ows: "It
may to some oppeer liet veaty in me to
wrIte that I now do, but Ihmild nt give
m life truly if I omitted it. When filling
a cart with earth on a Lapq. I never stop
ped work because my eide of the cart
migt be heaped up befqre the other side,
at which was another wtdiths. I pushed
over what I had heape 4 to help him; so
doubtless he did .b met hen he was first
aad I was last. When I havefilled my
eoemas of a newsppe with matterfor
which I was to be paid, I >p.er stopped if I
thought the subject semuim more explana
tien, because there was no contract for
mess payment. or o peasbilit of obtain
ing more. When I.hm elin a back
room, I have stopped work, anlbftes
baby from a soldier's wife, when she had to
work, and nursed it for her, or gone for
water for her, or cleaned another man's so
duty to do so.
"When I had been engaged in political
literature and traveling for a newspaper. I
have gone many miles out of my road to as
oertain a local fact, or to pursue a subjeot
to its minutest details, if it appeared that
the public were unaoquainted with the facts
of the case; and this, when I had work,
was the most plea-ant and profitable. When
I have wanted work, I have accepted it pt
any wages I "ould get, at a plow, in farm
at wood-cutting, in a saw -pit, as a civilian.
or a soldier. In London I have groomed a
cabman's horse and cleaned out a stable for
sixpence. I have since tried literature, and
have done as much writing for ten shillings
as I have readily obtained-both sought for
and offered-ten guineas for.
"But if I had not been conteuted to be
gin at the beginning, and aooept ten shil
lings, I should not have arisen to gineas.
I have lost nothing by workinp, whatever I
have been doing with spade or pen-1 hare
been my own helper. Are you prepared to
imitate ? Humanity is always the atten
dant of sense, folly alone was proud. A
wise divine, when preaching to the pauths
of his congregation, was wont to say : "Be
ware of being golden apprendees, silver
journeymen and copper masters." 'The
only cure for pride is sense ; and the only
path to promotion i eeodesoeoion. What
multitudes have been ruined by the pride
of their hearts!" Her is taetimoy worth
treasuring in mind by everybody.
The Plague at Buenos Ayres.
The yellow fever which destroyed ,iO,O000
of the 180O.100 inha~bitants of Huan,,s Ayres
is said to i.rv' origiriat d iu *l. following
Smo P1riguayan prisoners of war. who
returned to I'.tragu:y la't year. were f iu:d,
on landing at Aauncion. to be suffering frotn
yellow fever. M'any of the cases proved
fatal. The foul -tate of the city and ex
hausted condition of the l'araguayL.na after
the sufferings of the war, were peculiarly
provocative of pestilence, and speedily a
fever broke out, which the physicians de
clared to be bilious itcheroid. Hundreds
perished, and thousands fled to the country
districts. The disease next spread to Core
rientes, and there it made fearful ravages,
one-fourth of the inhabitants perishing, in
cluding many of the physicians and apothe
caries. From Corrientes the malady spread
to Buenos Ayres, a filthy city, which
steamed like a dungh:ll whenever a hot sun
shone out after a shower of ra;n. So
honeycombed is the city with old wells,
that it sometimes happens that a lady falls
through her parlor floor into an unfilled well
under the carpet. The water of the river
Plata was so thoroughly poisonod by filth
that the dead fish covered the roadstead sad
river; yet this was the water the inhabitants
of Buenos Ayres had to drink. The air
was foul and sickening; the water was cer
rupted; the earth was reeking with abomi
nation. The plague found the place ripe
for the barvest of death. The people con
template changing to a more healthy site.
A Grim Joke.
.vRina VU.eralugi a UV2&liPOt
called "Joe: "'
One of Joe's latest jokes was played of
upon a stranger who came into the city by
the Jackson :rain during the recent yellow
fever scare. The cars had emptied out their
cargo -of passengers, and one greenish.
country-looking chap stood apart frin the
crow3 with carpet-bag in hand, evidently at
a loss as to what be should do with himself.
He had not stood long before Joe "" went for
him." " Five feet nine high; two teet
eleven across the breast; eighteen ibches
through," said Joe, looking the new arrival
straight in the face, not cracking a stsile,
and drawing from his pocket a tape-line with
which he was about to verify his estimated
measurement. "What do yeu mean. sir 1"
eagerly inquired the stranger. " Why, it's
all right," said Joe, putting the tape lime
into his pocket; "you measure five feet
nine, by two eleven by eighteen. I'll be
ready for you by nine o'clock in the morn
ing." What have you to do with my
measurement, sir ? What are you driving
at, sir ? " inquired the countryman, excited
and angry. " Why, you see," said Joe,
" I'm the city undertaker, and the yellow
fever is killing the strangers of so rapidly
that I have to get their measures as they
come into the city. If I didn't, youa see,
sir, the dead bodies would accumulate on
my hands." At this an unusual pallor came
over the features of the countryman, his
whole body was in a quiver, and turning to
the baggage-master, he said : ' Look here.
mister, eheck my baggage up the road. I
goes home by the next train.""
A Tale of Ho-ror.
A Mblakr.nto correspondent of the Mil
waukee If s, n, relates the following
horrible tale :
Last summer a family, consisting of hus
band, wife and three children. went from
this city to live upon a claim situa ed near
Heron Lake, Noble couniv, andl a~,ot fiC
teen miles from Okaken. On the first in
stant the husband, who is given to drinking,
started for JaeksoLostessibly for business,
out only to indulgd is the pleasu:es of his
devilish appetite. $e left his wife and chil
dren out on the open prairie, in the dead of
winter, with scarcel ra stick of wood, and
what was still more incredible, while she
was daily expecting confinement. The day
came the a4l ~a
S taeo s w fuel. ta.
knew that she could scarcely expect her
husband back for several days, as it took
that time generally for him to recover from
his pneas, and the conviction came to her
that her family would soon freeze to death
unless succor could be had from the netgh
bhors, the nearest of whom was three mies
distant. So this desperate woman, at that
time in so delicate a condition, started out
in the fierce cold for help. At least such is
the supposition, for the next day some of
the neighbors found the body, together with
that of a new-born babe, stark stif, la a
snow-bank, where she had fallen and per
ished. Horrified, they picked her up and
carried her home, and there, horror upon
horrors, they found the three little ones also
frozen to death.
Handel was one of the most humorous of
mortals, and at the same time one of the
most irritable. His best jokes were perpe
trated frequently during his most violest
bursts of passion.
Having occasion to bring out one of his
oratiories in a provincial town Is Eagland,
he began to look about for such matesal to
complete his orchestra and chorus as the
place might afford. One and another was
recommended, as usual, as being a splen
did singer, a player and so on. Afterawbile
snub as were collectable were gathered to
gether in a room, and other preliimare,
Handel made his appearance, pofsa, loth
arms full of manuscripts. ,Gentlemsn."
quoth he, "you all read mansseripts?"
-*Yes, yes," responded from all parts of the
room. "We play in charch," added an old
man behind a violoncello. "Very well;
play dis," said Handel distributing the
This done, and a few explmationese
livered, Handel retired to a distant part of
the room, to enjoy the efect. .Te stem
bling, fumbling and blnader~gpart that
ensued is said to have been indescribable.
Handel's sensitive ear and impetuous spirit
could not long brook the insult, and elap
ping his hands to his ears, be ran to the old
gentleman with the violoncello, and shaking
ts Sht furiously at the terrified ma sd
the instrument. said, "*You play ia de
churob !-very well-you may play in de
-e read de Lord is long snfer
ing, of great kindness. forgivia, ini¶sity,
transgression and sin; you shall blay ns do
church, bat you shall not play for me !"
and snatching together his manuscript, he
rushed out of the room, leaving the astna
ished performers to draw their own oeaslu
A party of wi:s once stopped aý a tavern.
When the feast was over one otf ne num
ber called in the hostess. --Angl.lue," he
said, "-I am going to give you a lesson in as
'ronomy. Have you not herrd of -at great
Platonic year- when everything must re
turn to its fist condition 1 Know. then,
that in six'een thoosand years we shall be
bern again, on the same day and at same
hour. Will you give us credlit ,.ill then T'
Then bhe hostess. however, hbd her reply.
"I am perfectly willing.' sue retorted. "out
it is just sixteen thousands years singe
you were here before and you left without
paving ; settle the old score, and I will
trust you on the new.'
The story comnes from France that a bean
tiual but strong-minded lady living in Lou
logne sent a challenge to the paublisber of a
humorous journal, whoj had "twice con
corned himself with her private aa;rs.' A
formal acceptance of the duel wj returned,
the choice of arms was waived,1ut a decided
preference for those of the lady herself was
epressed. Beconciliatioo followed, and the
edding tri is to the United States.