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11W OLKANS, SUNDAY., JANUARY 4. 1674. I From the Catholle World i THE FATE OF THE FAIRY SWAN. IY IiBASOR x C. DONN sLLY. Aastnepexad byMoore o his pathetie mlg "ilelnt, O Meyle I te the voles of thy waters !" will epelai this Plts pemn r ' 'lemauala, the daughter ofet Ltr, w by some super. -a - power treoeformed ians a swea. satd asendemned ta weader hr many hnedred yioe ever baerat lakes rivers of Ireland, till the oemleg at Christialt,y. 'an the arst sound of the Masebell weas to be the Saot ber ek rase." lhbe madhll cotion (typical, no dolbt, et the rolease e tie soel, through the ageney of the Gespel. from the desk thraldom of supetrtiLon) was found amaog the atnusript trunslatono foem the rlnh ia the poesesion at the late Countees of Moiere. "bWhen shbal the Swan, her death note singing, Slep with winge In darknes fomled. Wrhen shall Heave'n. its sweet bell ninlsl, Cell my spirit from this stormy werTd1 Hassy of 5'iS.nuie r. Up and down the crystal river Sailed the fair enchanted Swan, In the east a ros-flosh quivered, In the west the stare grew wan: On the bank, in costume rude. Knelt a mighty multitude. 11. And the dew, lb gentle bshowers, Bathed the Bip's opes and crook ; emmed the altar, orewaed with Sewere, lashed ea obaltoe, bell and book : While the prist upon the grase Oblred up the ret great Mass. m. Pi eatg Mass on Briea' altars Sunburst brighter than the dawni leasr to the reeds and ruashe Swam the fair enobanted Swea Threbblng fast, and drooeepiag low, Feathered breast, sad wings of eow. n. With her weird bright eye ashe watched them That mysterlous multitude Prostrate on the ground, and sobbing, As they beat their breast sunbdued: Every lip (anaborn or bare), Trembling with etatilo prayer. " Sanctus! Sanctue! Sanctus!" murmured At the shrine the bending priest, All was still-the very breathing Of that mighty gath'ring ceased, As upon the hash there fell Silvery tinkling of s bell! Sacred sound, so long awaited I Blessed chiming, long deferred ! In the mslet. among the rushes, Something white and trembling stirred. As the bird, in rapture strong, Sang her last dellcionu song. rn. "larewell. Erin I 'mid the waters, Shlning like an em'rald gren ! 'e'or again shall FPlannuat On year sparkling lakes be seea After ages of unrest, Sweet shall be her slumbers blest. Till. " Christ has trimphedi Christ has riven Trom my soul Ite shackles sore Farewell. Erin I child of Heaven I Never shall I see thee more. Chime, O chime, thon silvery bell ! Lir'e lone daughter breathes farewell I'" Ix.. Pinglng sweotly--rlging softly Lo1 a white ethereal shape, With the last clear note of triumph, Winged to Heaven Its glad escape Farewell, lough I farewell, bright river! Fionnuala Is free foreverI LITTLE LOVE. "' Of seb is the Kingdom of Heaven." The nret evening-bell of the N- State Prison had rung, and the deputy-warden stood in the guard-room taking the ward keys from their nail, and looking at his revolver. A guard watched from each of the windows to. ward the yard, and at one of the narrow loop. holes beside the door stood a little lAgre on tiptoe peeping out, only half her face reaching above the wood-work. This was Minnie Raynor, the warden's 4aughter-a child so happy and so beauntiful that lipe unused to fanmofnl talk ealled her ianoifal names ; a child so sweet, too, that tender looks and thoughts followed her. Ioough men patted her nestling oheek, and dlling her " darling ;" to her father, sh was Say ngel ; but her mother went to. the heart of the matter, and called her " Little Love." The deputy went toward the door near whioh she eooud. "0 Minnie! Is it you f" he asked; "or is it a ray of sunahine that has some in at the window r" She laughed as she settled down from tiptoe, andti trned her hbead; and the level aunshbine stedeped her through-dimplod, delicate fasloe, luminous brown eyes, flaxen hair, and all her Imby whitenurs. "May I go out with you 1'' she asked, in a roice of childish sweetnees. "Certainly I" he answered. " Please open the door for me; my hands are full." She tried, in perfect gnod faith, to do an he bade her; and the mon watched, between amusneement and admiration, those tiny rosy hands that polled ineffectually at iron bar and ail-aludded o.aken door. " I can't make itmove," ebhe said at length ; and, looking about, Iperceived that they were laughing at her. They went on to the platform, and the door was oloeed behind them. "Now, atand cloce to me while I ring the bellU and watch the men fie is, then we will go down to the prison," the deputy said. At the eeoond bell, the convicts marobod elowly out of the different shops, joined In the yrd, and paoed on, on their way to theprisoon, the etair at the heard of whloh stood the deoty and Minnie LRaynor. The pbiid looked in wonder at that long line of ellent men who walked eo elose to ether withlnterlookoed etep and never ruiseod their faese. There war something in it that pro. vwotd her to mischief. Borrow and sain ehe knew oniothng of, aenl ehe had never son in those about her a ravity whioh her smiles eould not banieb. Wbh ehonld she not be a uanbeina to this olond sinoe Theta wau a flit of white drapery at the deputy's side, and a toes of yellow-MAnen hair. S"Come haek, and wait for me," he esaid hatily, his eyes fixed on the advanoinlg line. There wau a trill of bird-toned laughter, and Mlnnle Raynor scampered down the etire an fat an her feet oould carry her. The oZoer dared not go afti her, nor re nove his e.e from hi cherae, but he lesned a little, S red to oteh her. She laghed, and Mat on. leing her blue eank in bin hand, and, reebling the outer door of the prine, stod looking at the viot a the peed by Hundrila of men wa thire, Eiac ta ined b some dark ertme, yet Minnie miled into thir ~ uand eaw nothing to her or dislike. Ad in every face, a she looked, dimly, an In teblAd waters, there sehons beok on her a faint and far-away reflection of remembered c childhood and Innocence. Every hard face t softened, and met her glance with brightening t eyes, and every heart bleosed her-the war- c din's bonnie little daeLhter. Near the end of the line there was a man t whore oversees never turned their backe on t him-of whom every officer In the prison was wary. This man, William Jefries, had been ten years under sentenoe of death for wil- e ful murder, and had passed that time in daily expectation of the order for his eseca" I tion. If personal beauty had aught to do with I virtue, one might sa that this sentence weas an unjust one- for the convict was not only I strikingly haodeome, but had an air of superi ority. The black hair was thrown eareleemly i back, snd left fully eapoesd the marble-white, s exquisite features, whose expression when he a looked down, was one of pride and melanoeholy. s But when he raised those full black eyes the e beholder shrank involuntarily from their hard and brilliant regard. No smile ever was sees on those compressed, haughty lips ; they never spoke save when obliged to, and never asked a favor. And it was well known that he watch ed, day and night, for any chance of escape, and rished a deep, cold hate for his k s e approasehed her, Minnie smiled up into his face, then started forward, and, t$1g his hand, walked on with him, to the horror of the guards and the malicious amusement of the convicts. For the man himself, he merely submitted to the soft clasp of her fingers, and kept his eyes downcast; but his face turned a deep red, which had not faded when he reach ed his cell door. There the overseer interfered, and drew Minnie away,)ust as she was entering the cell. "I want to go into his play-house, and see th0epretty piotures on the walls," she said. "You must not I" was the reply. "It is wicked to go in there. It's no place for you." Jeffries drew hie cell-door to, and, as he stood holding it, gave the overseer a glance. That glanoe blased. "Don't stare at me" the officer exolaimed. The convict lowered his eyem. Minnie walked on reluctantly to the end of the ward, and stood there while the cell-doors were locked; then, when she saw the bands push through the gratings, she ran down the a walk, fllof froli, soand caught one of them. " You can't get it away !" she cried, holding on to the white and well-formed hand with her tiny fingers. lHad any of his keepers been in front of Jeffries' cell then. they would scarcely have recognized him. The bold eyes were soft and humid, the pallid face faintly colored, and a snmile of tender sweetness trembled about the month. Mlinnie leaned close against the grating, and looked tlhrough at the pitures that lined the walls of the cell. Only the iron rods separated her head from that guilty breast, some of her bright locks pushed through and touched the convict's sleeve, and her tender hands still ca reossed that hand that had been stained with a brother's blood. "Are they your pictures 1" she asked. He reached, and, taking the prettiest one from the wall, gave it to her. Not even to her would he break the rule of silence. "0 Minnie! Minnie I" said the deputy chid ingly, as he came down the walks, after miking his rounds. "Why did you run away from me ?" She displayed her picture with childish de light. "He gave ft to me," she said, nodding toward the conviot. "Isn't he good?" "He is very kind," the officer replied. "Did you thank him?" "Well, we must go now. You can come again some other time." "Good-byel'" Minnie called out to her new friend. "I shall come to see you again very soon. And I want to kiss you now," ruaning back again. The deputy, with the child's hand in his, hesitated, and looked embaessssed. He made a point of being scrupulonsly civil to the con viots, and was particularly careful not to of fend this one; but he shrank from allowing such a leave.taking. "It won't hurt her, sir," said the prisoner, in an eager voice. " She is too pure to take a gtain." The obhild's hand was released, the convict bent inside his cell, and took the kiss shabe gave him through the bars; then Minnie went into the house with her protector. "I am not sure that I like it," Mr. Raynor said, after he had heard the story. He took the child in his arms. "I am net sure that I shall let my angel go down to that place ite again." od "Bat, father," his wife said gently, " if our pm angel can do good there, we ought not to ro A fuse. I should not wish her to go anguarled, to. nor, indeed, very often in any way ; but she ap- might go down occasionally with one of us, or on the deputy. As Jefries says, she Is too pure ng to take a stain." The wife prevailed; and, thereafter, Minnie 's Raynor's sweet face often cheered the gloom fal of the prison. The convicts learned to blhes ter her small shadow as it fell aerosa the work or mat book earried close to the cell-door for light. er. They would start and smile at any sign of her ad eoming--a laugh, a word, or the patter of ras light feet on the stones. Those who were on he the side of the prison next the street thought tie themselves repaid if, after a day of toil and silence, they eaught a glimpse of the ohild asr in a window, or in the garden of the warden's he house. They fabricated wonderful toys for as her in their leisure hours-balls that bounded marvellonaly, ornaments oarved from soup oe, bnses, and rattles that were a punale to take ne apart or put together. In return, she gave ce, them smiles and thanks, and whatever dainty ter she could coax from her mother to carry in. But to no one was this fair visioi..sa dear ns a to bim on whom she had first bestowed her preference ; for on her he c',ncentrated all the en softness which the others showed toward any one who noticed them. She was the only one he to whom he spoke, on whom he smiled; and en for her sake he would humble himself to any '5y extent, lie who ha'd before scorned to ask a ad favor, now begged for tools and materials to make toys for the warden's danghter. HNe i; showed jealousy when she noticed any one ire else-he begged her constantly for assurances of affoection. On her he poured out all the ,or suppressed tenderness of his heart; for she was the only being who had ever oome .to him he with perfect trust-the only being who be ill lieved him good. " I thiank you are real nice," she would say, od gasing at him admiringly. " And you are pe pretty, too. I wished that you lived in our , heoe, so that K could see you all the time." he Once, when she was missing from the prison several days, Jefriec could scarcely taste his ne food, and at length, unable longer to endure er the suspense, he asked for her. r " ls anything the matter with the warden's ro- daughter, slr ?" he " I that any of your business ?" the overseer in demanded roughly. Lee The warden, unseen by him, was at his a elbow, and reproved the rudeness sharply. " A civil question deserves a ecivil answer" hbe e said; " and you are not lowered hy speak ir. ing to one w om my danughter talks with. d Minnie is well, Jeffries,andI willitell her that you inquired. 8be has been kway on a vilsit." ad The longing for freedom had never left this as man's heart, and now a new motive for desir ing it was added. Minnie had confided to him a her desire to own a little gold watch with ed hands that wentround and meond; and, even id, while Iisteinog to her, he had resolved that, d, sheould he ever emape, he would buy and send a, to bher the tiniest and prettiest gold watoh by that Caould be foed. He dreamed over this lan, as other man dream over ambition or a ove. He faneied the brown eyes dilating at to eight of a paeokge addressed to herself, the e. dear little heaed sdvatuoed in esar earioesityas in father and other broke the psokge open, her a ery of delight ead wonder when she saw its contents, the dimpled hands that snatched at " Sthe gift and the sweet voes uttering thanks p t to tohe far-way "Mr. William," as she had chosen to call him. Always sow this golden thread ran Sthrough the dark and oaea web of his t- b s tre one sad antieapl .. e moaore than six months passed away. The ii a fll winte wre ver, and spring had " come alt and thees mytirios impulsof Snew Ies which the reswahkeing. o nature t riesp to the bman heart sade this b oonaeLmet less tolrable to him. H sat to s b himself that he should go ma4 if it w i a longer cotinued. , The meenotony ad a s rUselant were hard' eogh ; but that oeo l staat dread of the sword of Justice, for ever " y7 supended over him, was a torture. Hanging t i, would be better than such g life. SEarly In the Spring Jeftierk ad been moved . from his e*I on the inner sidi of the blook to n one next the street, and through the window t opposite his grating he could see thegarden's house, its visitore coming and going, its r pleasant,open windows, with curtalnsblowing .s a in and out, and, better than all else, he could I see little Minnie at play in house or garden. s SHe could see her danse in the breakfast-roo 1i 'o at morning, and run to kiss her father, w to would lift her to her plge at the ~lI*~ He 1 knew thab tase drank llitkf5tom a dlverr is mug, odnthat she sometimes took a lolep s sugar from the sugar-bowl. He could see heir mother 1atd,hersway to bed it evening, and knew-that she always took a pet kitten with her, sometimes in her arms, sometimes chasing a through the hall after her. He could see her by day soberly hushing a doll to sleep, bend- i ing absorbed over a picture-book, or romping in the garden. Once she stumbled and fell there, and the convict, watoehingher, sprangat his bars as though he would break them, He gazed an hour after she was carried into the is hons, and let his supper jrow cold while he ,, waited to assure himself that she was not h muooh hart. Being satisfied at length, he ate his cold mush and molosses, and drank his cold the without milk, and lay down to dreem of his idol. There was good reason for his being peon of liarly anxious about his little friend that night and indiferent about his supper, for he dr meant to be a free man the next day or to seal his fate at once. All his preparations were made. He had sewed another dark half under the gray half of his suit, so that by a ripping 'Ra few stitches he could pull off the gray leg of his pantaloons, the gray side of his cap and of jacket, and appear in plain dark clothes, and he bad procured a guard-key and a slender e irom bar two feet long, to defend himself with if attacked. a Besides these preparations, be had been 0 careful to make a good impression on the minds of the keepers. lie had been so quiet nd and docile that for some time no search had ho been made, and no suspicions entertained of ed his designe. Moreover, he had for the first or time since his condemnation begun to speak of he trying to have his sentence commuted to ins :a- prisoument for life, of course with the ap a pearance of hoping for ultimate pardon. No one would suspect him of risking his life in trying to escape while he had any chance of a ne commutation. er Jeffres had been for months at work on a doll-house, which he meant as asurprise to the warden's daughter, and also as a soenesir and a help in his escape. From the oarriage shop ay he had begged flue wood, and, since no tool could be taken to the cells, he had been al e lowed to shape the parts of his cottage in the ug same shop. Every night, unknown to his keepers, he had bartered away his supper to the convict in the next cell, receiving in return o glue to fasten his work together, a bit of glass to smooth the wool, and oil to polish it. It w was really a beautiful toy-house, for the man try had taste and ingenuity, and a heart to do his ug beet. It was finished with windows, doors and balconies, and the rooms inside were car e peted and curtained with silk and velvet, and e had chairs and tables so finely carved out of n- bones the convicts saved from their dinners, as of- to look like delicate Ivory work. All his leic ng sure time for months had been given to per fecting this gift, and now it was completed, I and there remained only to present it. a It was a bright evening in May, and the chaplain was going his rounds, changing the let books, end speaking a kind word here and rs there. Minnie, who had recovered from her ito fall was with him, and when they reached Jefries' cell, she went no farther. She seldom gor got beyond that, and to-night it was impossi iok ble to do so; for the prisoner now showed her t I his present, and promised that the next day is sce should be given into her possession. Minnie gazed in rapturous delight while he inr displayed its beauties to her. She could ro-s oarely wait till morning to inspect it more ed closely, and she put her hands through the hbar to touch it, and make sure that it was or real. are The chaplain admired and praised, then went on. " I see that I most go on alone, Minnie," olehe said. "I cannot expect you to leave such oman attraction as that." e "Will you remember me for this, darling I" the prisoner asked, when the two were left to 'bt themselves. her "OhI yes," she answered ffervently. "I will of love you always. My father says that you on want to go home, and when the governor h comes here again, I'm going to ask him to let youd . The governor is a splendid man, and lets lidme coax him. Buthe palls my hair. Though," 'n's she added, after a pause, "he pulls it real easy." for "Do you love the governor better than you led do me t" the convict asked jealously, with a rP- real pang at heart. What did that man, high ske in wealth, rank, and happiness, want of this ive little girl ? Jefrlee began to conceive a dis ity like for him, to think that even pardon would be unwelcome from him. as " 1 love you best," Minnie said t houghtfully, er " and"-looking up with serious eyes-' I'm he saying prayers for you every night, and ask ny ing God to save you. bLamnoa said I might." In To save me!" he repeated. nd "Yes. What is to save, Mr. WilliamI Mammna ny said it is something good." a " I-I don't know," he replied, both puzzled to and embarrassed. Religion was about the last He soubject he would have thought of; and when oe the chaplain mentionued it professionally, the oe brilliant, scornful eye of Jeffries had often ,he checked the words upon his lips. But that his the darling and idol should pray for him, ws a im very different thing. I tbe. teps were heard retorning. Jefries hastily enatobed the little hands still stretched my, through the bars, kissed them passionately, are then turned away from the door. nr " Come, little lady I" the chaplain called on: " Good-bye, Mr. William !" Minnie said, with on her face pressed close to the grating. bia lie echoed her good-bye hoarsely, without ire looking around. ' Good-bye I" she said again, lingering, and 's wisbin to see his face. " I shalf come soon again. ser He made no reply and she was qhliged togo. But no sooner had abe gone thbge sprang to his the door again and listened hungrily for the sonoad of her retreating-ooteteps, cursing the r" chaplain's heavy boots and empty talk. It was her last visit to him there, he knew. Lh. The warden had gone away from home for a mat day or two, and the deputy had entire charge. t." So oompletely had Jefries' appearance imposed is on him, he eonsented to allow him the privi ir- lege of presenting to Minnuie Raynor her play im bouse with his own hands. th" He is so fond of her, and has taken snob en pains to make the baby-house, it seems a ity at, he should not have the pleasure of giving It ad to her," he msaid. " It is best to enoourage a oh man who is trying to reform. Last year there al wasn't a worse man in the prisonm, now there or ian't a better one, and it is all that oblld'sdo at ing. Mrs. Rayneor is willing, and shore is no he reason why I ahould object. I want Jefris to ua see that I trust him." er One of ths guard drew his face down to a ts preternatural length, and gave a low whistle. " The deputy's soft," he whispered to a com panion. The deputy beard the whistle though not the whisper, and his spirit rose. "Any one who knows better than I do, had better take my plsoe," he said. "I don't profees to know more than you do in other things, sir," the guard answered. I "But I've been in this prison ten years, and I f have learned something of the quirks and e terns of conviots. I believo that fellow oares e no more for Minnie Raynor than I do for the s ma in the moon. - He Ie trying to onrry favor I. with the warden, to get a commutation, or get I eased up so that he may out and run." "Wie'l me who is right," the deputy said. F "Meantime, I don't mean to give him a chance I to ont and run." About ten o'clock in the forenoon, Jerias was called out of his shop, the toy-house was given him, and he was bidden gr np-stairs to r meet the little lady who bad cemeout for her e present. s A great color rushed to his palia face at this . spmmons, and a gat bypgeth sweled his 1 breast. The hour has come. After ten years I. of asewitude and confinement, the green fields ahd'the wide world were before him if he sacceeded. If he fallqd, speedy death woueald e be his reward for the attempt. He well kahw that if he wdre prevented ftom gring out, or &arested when he had once got oht the order ir for his execution would be issued immediately dI He had been warned of that. I His heart beat hard and high as he stepped g from the shop, but it sank in his bosom as he ir glanced across the yard. There stood Minnie i- at the head of the stairs, to be sure; but the g deputy stood beside her in an attitute that II showed plainly he was on his guard, and the at door was looked behind them. * He had expected to be called into the guard e room, or, at least, that Minnie would have e stood in the open door. Moreover, besides >t these precautions, his quick eye caught the is gleam of a scarcely covered rifle-barrel at one is of the windows. n But be went up firmly, without any appear anoe of disappointment, and presented his gift a- to the child, smiling on her involuntarily, even st at that bitter moment. is Minnie took her present with delight, and, i1 being unable to hold it, put it into the depn re ty's hand. Then, before either of them divined er her intention, she flung her arms around the Ig convict's neck, and gave him a loving kisr. of It was too much. In the despair of that id moment, he cared little for the curious eyes id that watched him. Clasping the child in his er arms, he burst into tears. tb There was a moment of silence. All were awed by such a display of emotion in such a 'n man. In that moment Jeffries had controlled je himself, put away the little hands that ten t derly strove to wipe his tears, and turned to id descend the stops. of The guard inside unloeked the door, and the at deputy was leading his chargein. Jeffrieswas of half-way down the stairs when the click of the is- lock struck his ear, and stiffened his nerves p- like steel. One bound, and he was within the To door, pushing with main strength against three in men who struggled to close the lock before he a could enter. The strength of desperation was his, and he overcame them and entered the a guard-room, caught Minnie Raynor in his he arms, as a shield, while he hastily pulled out Id the bar of iron suspended from his waist, and t fumbled for the guard-key which was to un 0 look the last door that stood between him and - liberty. he It was all the work of a minute. The child L claung to his breast, pale and trembling, and to hid her face in afright from themuizles of fire rn arms that sought to find him unguarded, and as holding her as his defence, Jeffries reached the I outward door. in An accident favored him, for it was the hour is for changing guard oa the walls, and the sc ,t lieved guard coming up outside, opened the r-. door behind the fugitive. The surprise was to ad sudden. They could not stop him. Still hold. of iug the child for a shield, Jetfriessprang down as the outer stairs, and found himself in the i. opened yard of the warden's house. r- But the alarm-bell had been rang, and a d, commaud shouted across the posts, and as the fugitive fled across the green to the gate, he be was confronted by one man, while two others he followed close on his steps. There was no help id for it. This man in his path must be disabled. er He dropped the child from his arms, and ad raised the iron bar at the same moment that m his opponent, having apparently more faith in ii- the strength of the stock than the accuracy of er his aim, lifted the butt-end of his rifle for a Ii blow. " You shall not strike him I" cried Minnie he Raynor, and flung herself forward to shield Id her friend; and, at the same instant, both ire blows fell. The guard aimed falsely, but the he convict, striking with tierce precision, would as have hit his adversary but for that loving interposition. Alas! the blow struck the fair ut temple of the prisoner's dearest and only e," friend. oh Minnie Raynor dropped like a flower before the scythe of a mower. I" All was eonfusion. The mother rushed to shrieking from the house, men came from the street, the guard from the prison. There was ill a moment when he mi bave escaped, but on Jefriles did not take d a of it. Throw or lug himself down b th , he called upon let her in agony, he ki er pale lips and sem chard her bchillug hendss" "O my Go! my l," God "' he mattered. ." They sunrroanded and bound him. o " I won't try to run away, I asw"e'a I wont rP a he cried wildly. "Don't mind lee; see to her. eb IGo for a doctor. Do something fot her qniokly lie O Godt O God! Open yo eyes, my angel ! I is- didn't mean to hurt you. I would rather stay rid here all my life, or be hanged to-day, than hurt you, my darling!" ly, They tore him away ftom her, and carried 'm him back to prison. There they searched him, k- but found nothing but a lock of silken hair in t." his breast, done up in a paper. "She gave it to me," he said piteously, but ua made no remonstrance when they did not re. turn it to him. - ed "Only see flow she is, and tell ene," he beg ist gee. "You know I've got to hang now, and en you know that I wouldn't have huar a hair of he her head for my life. I dida't mean to strike en any one, except in self-defence. You eaa'n ai. blame me far trying to esaospe. It was only a natural. lBut tell cie how she is." The deputy looked at him rxedly. ly " The child never breathed after you atr-ch ed her," he said. ly, The eyes of the convict remained wide open, and fixed on the speaker's face. And, still with is: that gaze full of horror, he sank at the offioer', th feet. lie lay in the pniesbhment cell that nighl at rithonet sleeping, apparently without snsmes And he slay there all the next day in darkness, ad quiet and silent, never tasting foqd. on The second morningr tle warrant for bis sex ecution was read to'him. ~;. "Il,am glad of it '7 was all his comment. to They put him back into his cell, no ohange he being made in his fate on aceseenatof the child's he death. One had but to look into his face to t I see that his punishment was severe enonghb. One only request he made; that, after his a death, the little look of hair which Minnie had :e. given him might be put into his breast, and ed buried with him. Then he set himself to pre i- pare for death. - "She wanted me to be saved, and I will not disappoint her, if I can help it," he mid hb The chaplain of the prisen and the warden's Ly family werep Protestants; but Jerries hated it the chaplain, and he reoollooted having heard a Minnie speak of a certain "splendid priest" re tin the town, who had once gives hera ploiure ne of a lady with a baby in her arms, a a gold Srio roeund her head. The child knew nothgi ,o of creeds, and had olung as trustingly, perhap to more truatingly to thabe black-robed father, than to any of the clergymen who visited her fath. a er's house. e. For this priest Jefries sent. " I know nothing of God, nor of religion, sir," he said. * But I bave only a few days to live, and I want to repent, and make what atonement I can. I ean say elaeerely th I I am srry I have not-lived a better J I-ed 8 that I eerve all the pnlshmeab t I have lad. If God should refuse to forgive me I will not blame him. Ba i think he ill not. , The God who made tlhelittle angel must h be ter than I ean even conceive." Looking through the windowjntothe street, on that first day be was returned to his cell, Jeffris saw the house that he had made desoe. late. He saw the closed blinds, sad the mourn ful faoes of those who came -sad wat. He . saw Sowers brought. Later, carriages same, and a crowd slowly gathered. Thenle fell on his knees before the grated door, and prayed. One glimpse, only one glimpse of the easket that heldher ! Presetly there was a stir about the doer autfour boys appeared, bearing out the lost treasure. Te cemetery was near, and these boys were to bear the child to her resting place there. .Blowly and tenderly they carried their butten, and not far away those eyes, full of hopeless agony, strained to watch them. " The sill of the gate was a step higher than the t wdetiwalk, and as the foremost boys noosted thi step, the casket tilted a little, And the,:eyes of the condemned man saw, through the glass lid, a white little face turned sidewise, With its cheek in the palm of a waxen ha pd, and sunny hair flowing around, the whole framed in flowers. As the sweet, pathetic vision passed, the convict fell on his face, with loud and bitter weeping. Three days after, Jeffries mounted the scafi old, humbled, penitent and hopefuL ld "lIam glad it is God. will that I should di. now," he said. "After what I have dome, my life would be too terrible to me, and would not profit any one else. But I do not consider this hanging the punishment for my crime. No; my reward for having killed willingly one I hated, was that I afterward destroyed unwill ingly a life dearer to me than my own. I for. give all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have isjnred. And I blems God for the little love on earth that made me be lieve in the Infinite Love in heaven." They were his last words. Perhaps the wardens a dear little girl would never, in a long and beautiful life, have ac complished the good which was effected by her early and pitiful death.-Catholio World. SNOTHING REMAIN-S AT REST.-It is a fallacy to suppose that there is any such thing as rest to matter. There is not a particle in the uni verse which is not on the move, not a drop of Sfluid on the globe that is perfectly quiescent, not a fibre in the vegetable kingdom in a state of inactivity. In animal bodies, from monads to the complicated organism of man, every part and parcel, even in the solids, are inooes santly moving among themselves, and their component elements never cease to anot in ao eordance with that universal law till death stops the machinery. Even then a new series of movements commenco at that onlulinating point. Chemical dissolution of organic struc tares is but a liberation of molecules, the ag s gregation of which was necessary for a cor poreal beginning and suabsequent growth; and Sthey then disperse to enter inute tonew relatins and new forms, and thus one never-ending circle of activity characterizes the material universe. Death is a dissolution of the union that existed for a limited period of what is called life with organized, matter. How that union commeneed is as much of a divine mye d tery ss their separation. They are distinct ta nature and charaoter, although one cannot manifest itself without the brain and nerves of the other. Astronomy reveals the astounding intelligence that there are no fired or sta tionary bodies in the unusrveyed regions of celestial space. Even the fixed stars, as they were once considered, permanent landmarks in the heavens, are coursing with undefined rap idity in the train of countless globes of shining glory, on a circuit too distant to be followed even by human imagination in the boundless realms only known to that God who controls e the mighty whole. Everything, therefore, is moving. When motion ceases there will be a -a wreck of worlds and a crash of an entire uni P verse. Life is motion; inertia, to our finite Sminds, is death. Nature, however, neither modifies nor repeals a law, and consequently those now in force will operate with unerring certainty through the endless cycles df eternity. The announcement of Mr. Wm. Velden, deal o er in wood and coal. corner of Pryteaia and Philip d streets, is very seasonable. Those who wish to esjoy winter weather and keep warm should give him a call d they will find him a pleasant gentleman to deal with' He has the best of Pittaborg coal, oak, ash uad pine Ir wood, at reasoaable prioes, and full measure guar vy anteed. SISCELL NEOiUS ADVRTISEII ENTS. J. A. ERNAN A THRO. WHITE PRAOTIOAL QILOERS, 106 Custoimbonse street, near Royal, MNfW O tArO,. Looklug Glees and Plotre Frames, Platon ad Ora. t.l made o order. ,Regldlg dose $he vsry be styte. 011 Paoteilog restored, re.iled, oleed and varunlsed. HavIg a buLnes eaperienoe of nearlJ fort years to ihis city, they hope to give eatltfactle to teir oatomer., not only. ln the superior quality of theirbt work, bat tlkewlsee In thelr mode ate chargee. N. B.-The Fatronaie of the trade solicited. Churcb deooration and country orders promptly executed. _ cul 1 ly STATE LINE STEAMSHIP COMPANY. LIMITED. The following new, ferst caes, fulI.powered, Clyde built Screw Steamshlp, are intended to sail e l1 l otwee NEW OLANS cad LIVERPO , GLASGOW ad oEWa YORE: LOUISIANA. 2000 tone register.........Capt. Stewart. MLNNESOTA, 2000 tos register........Chret. Hamrtl. ALARAIU 1400 tone register..a...........Cpt. Flint, PENNSYLVANIA. 250 toens register ....Capt. Brnes. IGINA., 0500 tono registeer .............Bullding. GORGIA, 9600 toosregister................Bslding. 'The Steamers of this Line will sail for SLIVERPOOL DIRECT. o,a every two weeks. Il rl.e;veano sign through bills of lading to avr, linesmo, Hambnrg, Autwerp, Rotterdam, sod all Con. Us s ·et u Cl port.e sLeUet h ero l BTB.ea TICeTs Lhssed, r avalable faa TWETLVE MOTHS, at reduced rae. and breanra Toae all part of the Uhlted Kingdom and Europe. .Stewerde.s and Surgees teettached to each etenert deatons of sending for their Rslen. These vessel cross the ar at all tim. wIthut de. EenuMD P For frbtor passe , having superior aoosmoe. to..r appy- to A. K: MILLER A CO Agent., S Crodele stre, New .................. - 5, 8, OLFIEL, No.9 Chapel eteeet, Liverpoel. LEWIS T. ME33OW a 00. No. 55 Great Clyde street, Glasgow, Reed Ocee and mylSl ly Managers. SAILMAKER8, COTTON DUlcK at, Mantfbtear r of E De scripiton of TENT TAHtPAVLIS, AWN T18 etc., eto. Dealer In ail Sines cud Quallties of MANILLA and TARRIED ROPP. PTA. CHASE CLOCKS, ell sines. aWholoeale mid Reeti Dealers la Bunting for hage, ýlFge of aI BaIses made to order and on hand at ci Wcitenito s ttLag a In ul ebsl flne SILK fLaQS or lrrfs Our citt~s sad usl sg nperbasnen business Jamlile uasI ofertun oar sseav . to elI rec rinanythlg In COaMIY a MILLER, WV............NeyB.. eqtai...........gQ I; l e Us., HARDWARE-IACHINERY-- TC. RICE BROS. & CO., 8 and 91........Camp 8treet........ a 91 W., natorg4A,'.. Imptorm St 3lg mad Dsm.a HARDWARE, CQtlerJ, Gaue. Tl Stook, i'rnneuas' Tool., BUILDERS' HARDWARE. Ho $-URNISING GOODS of every daeoriptla. amutasers ot BRIGHT TIN AND JAPAN WARN. xp oasnot a ehand . Lageat Sto e of Censg aad Heating 8Stees to be found iL the South, sad msl Sob Agents for the Celebrated Charter Oak Cooking Stoves, Chlef amoag which ia. th . NEW CHARTER OAK, for Coal. Coke or Wood, with Low Reservoir Boller We. gmarantee the Charter Oak to lgvtaentire sart faction in all work. Come and aeamine befo rohalng elsewhebe JOSEPH SCHWARTZ, MPOrTS At n DatIU It Carriage, Wagon and Cart Material., Springs, Ae.* aa lh rady. mde Wnils, By PAINTS AND VANISSBE. BABYRý PATEN't WHEEL, Carriage and Wagon Maker and Repairer, BtALES ROOM, NO. 74 CaoOND).ELE ST., r setry -a.* S Carroll Steet, m ne_ e w oLasra. a. ia w, (Etabhltsud L US.) A. A .neoo, . ARDWARE. in O m A. BALDWIN & CO., Saaoaeeora to 1.000MIB, BALDWIN & 00., I 74 Canal, and 91, 93 and 95 Common Streeta, naw orLan, La. Importem and Dealers i FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC HARDWARE Gnne, Locks, Cutlery, Nails, S STEEL, IRON CASTINGS, ETC., ETC. Togothor with A FULL STOCK OF FARMING IM'PLEMENTS, Whioh we are offering to the Trade at Reduced Prices. A. BALDWIN & CO., y 74 Canal and 91, 93 and 95 Common Street., Adjoining the City otel. r AGENTS m o r J. B. CARVER'S GIN, i COATS' BOILER IRON, . VALENTINE A BUTLER'S SAFES, f E. G. BROOEM'S OUT NAILS AND SPIRES, WESTERN OIL COMPANY. asS m 3 BJ. WEST, S AORIOULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, MACHINERY AND PLANTERS! HARDWARE, 115 and 117 Magazine Street, New Orleans, eomrr PoE Poole A Hunt, H. A& . Blandy and B. W. Payne A Sons. Manufacturers of STEAK ENGINES, SAW . MILLS, etc. Geo. L. Squier & Bro.-SUGAR MILLS, HORSE a POWERS, ete. Is "World" and "Kirby" MOWERS and REAPSBB. R. Ball A Co. and H. B. Smith-WOOD WORKING a MACHINERY. i ; eAmerican Saw Company-BAWS. r Winshlp A Bro.-COTTON GINS. uakrey. eoundry-BELLS, ý. 2. . Nisbat-COTTON PBRE SCREWS, te. . J S. AITENl e A SON, IP 36........TCHOoIrrITO As srazm r.......1 n, DEALERS IN HARDWARE, " Iron, Ssal, Ceppar Brm.e Lead, Galvasuaed Sptor, Nadia. Bolt., .t.. Brass and Cempeitia, SEp Hardware, Builders' ad war and ire Orata.. eoTobatltha and Bel Hangor' YMaterals. w~s lt - the irsi erty o ary daaorloSe o M7 ieas' Toon ud Hard twar o be oud is te Seath, atrmonabl prices. Jyf 73 ly G. " ' BARDWARE, ORATES, PAiNTS, oneI TRBPENTIa.N WALL PAPER, WINDow GLASS, to., r 349............. Comnnon S eet.......... .39 myte lily Near Claiteora Mrkht. ly -- -' - " , .. , ' - OLD ESTABLISHED TROY RELL FOUNDRY [ Const mon hm then BULLS (wlteb have made T ROT osleoratu throouhoa the ot w ewor ha whle have been made aLaths othblIbment durfte puast twenty year), andro sew msaking mes BeL an tChurohA eeM./ Pntattie. ae.,madofgeelno S ablehaI (Coppsr nd Tion ) 1 ty517m tli-,- e -t I~mARutoY with tha beet L n l Chuvsoabe. ehtee, alre, N.aYte liidEm.a llaaed Catalog. me ath. : VNDUZEN & TIF," I and 104 ~aet sesedi straet, iotanad N. J'. WEST, Agant ro m i IF 115 and IlT Mlse at., law Oeem. UNDERTAKERS--BUILIERS.-PAINTERS. CI . DILLON,. CARPENTER AND BUILDER, *l Careodelet atraet, Bos me Meosanes' Ezebang Hew Orleans. Jobblag promptly attemled to. eaS EJ ly REMOVE ALL OF BUILDINGS, OonYr eees w r. 115 tw r - ad t Maer srt, New Otams. ehOdb,,1UPaou by khft · S~U~ I1IU ~ alvipe1 neae blb -u-Dyu o Tlo hLnarrLd