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whieb might have deceived any one into the
belet that be was the happiest man on earth.
And eyt-alas, poor gentleman --be was a
(L the profoundest agony I He was, per.
a bout to suffer Lumiliatlon,-a humiliation
would out him' to the very heart! Bat
there was a being in the world whom be loved
better than his life or bonor,-bis only obhild,
his daughter! For her-bow frequently had he
alesady saortfioed his pride, how frequently
bhad be suffered the pangs of martyrdom I sthil,
s great a slave was b to blis passionate love
tht every new endutanoe. every now trial,
Walsed him in his own estimation and exalted
hble pain into something that ennobled and
.aaetified his very nature!
His beart beat violently as he entered deeper
sad deeper into the heart of the city and ap
imohbed the house he was about to visit.
Seeu after he stopped at a door, and, as he
palled the bell, his hand trembled violently in
epiteof ez'reordinsry self-oontrol ; but as soon
as a servant answered the summons he became
master of himself again.
"Is the notary in I" inquired the old gentle
mas. The servant replied sarmatively, and,
showing the visitor into a small room, went to
apprise bls master.
s soon as Monsieor De Viierbeok was alone,
be put his right foot over the left to hide the
rest ia bL boot, drew forth the gold snuoo box,
and made ready to take a pinch.
The potaey came in. He was a spare, busi
nees-looking man, and was preparing to salute
hie guest graliously, but no sooner did he per
elve who It was than his face grew dark and
assumed that reserved air with which a can
tius men arms himself when be expects a re
quest which be is predetermined to refuse. In
sued, therefore, of lavishing on Monsieur De
Vllerbooe the compliments with which hbe
habitually welcomed his visitors, the notary
confined bimself to a few cold words of re
a8gnition and then sat down silently in front
Wounded and boumbled by this ungracious
see ption, poor De Vlierbeak was seized with a
chill and became slightly pale; still, be
managed to rally his nerves, as he remarked,
"Pray excuse me, sir; but, pressed by im
perious necessity. I have come once more to ap
peasl to your kindness for a small service."
*" What Is It you want with me f" answered
the notary, tartly.
"I wish you to and another loan of a thou.
sand france for me,-or even less.-secured by a
mortgage on my property, I do not want all
the money at enee, but I have especial need of
two hundred franes, which I must ask the favor
of you to lead me to-day. I trust you will not
deny me this trifling loan, which will extricate
ae from the deepest embarrassment"
" A thousand frames, on mortgage 1" growled
the notary; "and who, pray, will guarantee
the intetest Your property is already mort,
gaged for more than it is worth."
4"Oht you are mistaken, sir," exclaimed
Monasieur De Vllirbeok, anxiously.
"Not the least In the world I By order of the
persons who have already accommodated you
with money, I caused your property to be ap
praised at the very highest rates; and the
eonsequence is that your creditors will not get
bnak their loans unless it shall sell for an ex
traordicary pritoe. Permit me to say, sir, that
you bhave acted very foolishly : had I been in
your place, I would not have sacrificed all my
fortune, and my wife's too, to save a worthless
fellow, even though he had been my brother 1"
De Vlierbeek frowned, as a painful resolleo.
tLon shot through his mind, but said nothing,
though his hand grasped the golden snno box
a if he would have crushed it.
" By that imprudent oact," continued the no.
tary, "you have plunged yourself and your
obhiid into absolute want; foryou can no longer
dieguise it. For ten years-and God knows at
what cost-you have been able to keep the
secret of your ruin; but the inevitable hour is
approaching, Monsieur Do Vllerbeek, when you
will be forced to surrender everything I"
De Vlierbeok riveted a look of doubt and
agony on the notary as the latter continued:
"I must tell you frankly the condition of
your affairs. Monsieur do Hoogebaen died
during his journey in Germany; his heirs found
your bond for four thousand fraces, and have
directed me not to renew it. If Monsieur
Boogebsen was your friend his heirs certainly
are not. During ten years you have failed to
cancel this debt, and have paid two thonsand
jt'ses interest; so that, for your own sake. it
is time the transaction should be nlosed. Four
months are still left. Moosieur Vlierbeok, be
fore the expiration of-"
"Osly four months I" interrupted the poor
gentleman, in a distressed tone; "only four
months, and then- oh, God I"
"Then your property will be sold according
to law," said the notary, dryly, finishbing the
sentence. "I can well understand, sir, that
thif is a painful prospect; but, as it is a d-cr,,e
of fate that no one can control, you have noth
ing to do but prepare to receive the blow. Let
me offer to sell your estate as if you " wero
leaving the country.' lly that, means yon will
eesape the mortildotiou of a forced sale."
For some moments Monsieur De Vlierbeck
remained silent, his face buried in his hands
as if crushed by the notary's advice astd cal
loosoess. At length he replied, calmly but
" Your council is, perhaps, wise and gener
one; yet I will not follow it. You know that
all my sacrifices, my painful life, my constant
ageny. have been patiently endured for the
sake of my only child. You alone know that
all I do has but one purpose,-a purpose which
I hold sacred. I have reason to believe that
God is about granting the earnest prayer I
have daily offered for ten years. My daughter
is beloved by a rich gentleman, whose charao
ter I think I may confide in, and his family
appears to sympathise in all his views. Fbur
smuAs I it is but a short time, alas yet, ought
.I by anticipating the legal period of a sale, to
destroy all my food hopes Ought I instantly
to welcome misery for myself and my child
when I se the ohence of sure relief from all we
have sufered ,a
" Then you want to deeine these people, who
ever they may ne Do you not suppose that by
eb a course of conduct you may make your
daughter still moren wretrcbhed 9"
At the word "d ceiu'" the poor gentleman
winced as if stong by an adder, while a nervous
thrill ran through his limbs and suffosed his
bee with a blush of shame.
"Deoi's!" echoed he, bitterly; "ob, no but
I dare not, by a rash avowal of my want, stitles
the love that Is growing up mutually. When
ter" t booms necessary to be decided, I wiil
make aloyal disolosure of my condition. If
the declaration ruin my hopes I will follow
yur advice. I will sell all I bhavre; I will
qalt the oountry and seek in some foreign land
to maintain myself and my beloved child by
teobohing." He stopped for s moment, as if
swallowiong his grief, and then oeutlioned, in a
low tone, half speaking to himself, "Anbd yet,
did I not promise my dear wife on her death
b·ed-did I not promise it on the holy cros-
that oor child should not undergo sunoh a
fate ? Tean years of suffering-ten abject years
-have not ssoeed to realize my promise, and
now, at last, a feeble ray of hopetrugglee into
my sombre future-0" Be grasped the no
tay's hand, looked wildly but earnestly into
is eyes, and added, in suppliant tones, "Ob,
-y friend. bhelp mse! help me in this last and
trying effort; do not prolong my torture:
rauCt my prayer, and as long as I live I will
leHm ay benefactor, the saviour of my child !"
The notary withdrew his hand as he an
swered, with some embarrassment, "Yet Mlon
sltar De Vllerbeok, I oannot comprehend what
all thbls has to do with the loan of a thousand
De Vleabeek thrust his rejected hand into
Ie _et se he replied, "Yes, sir, it I ridloeu
Ss is not, to fall so low and to see one's
happliesor misery depend on thincs about a
wbioh other perseos may laugh And yet,
alas I so it is ! The young gentleman of whom
I spoke to you is to dine with na to-morrow in
oompany with his unole,-the uncle invited
himsel,--and we have abeolutely oiotlhip to
gire the! BDeesides this, my obhild need some
trifles to appear decently before the guesete,
and it is probable that the civility will be re
turned by an invitation from them. Our iso
lation cannot long conceal our want. Sacrifices
of all kinds have already been made to pre
vent our being overwhelmed with mortinoa
tion." As he uttered these last words he drew
forth bis band from his pocket with about two
jfracs in small change, which be held exposed
on his palm before the notary. "And now,
behold," continued he, with a bitter smile,
"behold every sent I have in the world; and
to-morrow rloh people are to dine at my house!
If my poverty is betrayed by anything, fare
well to my child's prospecte! For God a sake,
my good friend, be generoune, and help mel"
"A thousand frane I" mattered the notary,
shaking his head ; "I can't deceive my clients,
sir. What pledge can you give to secure the
loane You possess nothing whioh is not al
ready mortgaged beyond its value."
"A thousand( five hundredI two hundred I"
cried Vlierbeck. "Lend me, at least, some
thing to relieve me from this ornel diffioulty I"
"I have no disposable funds," replied the
notary coldly. "In a fortnight perhaps I may
have some; but even then I could promise no
'" The, for the sake of friendshin, I beseech
you, lend me some money yourself !"
"Icoold never expect that you would re
turn what I might lend," said the notary, con
temntuous:y; ' and so it is an alas. you ask of
Poor De Vlierbeck trembled on his chair
and became pale as ashes; his eyes flashed
wildly and his brow knotted with frowns.
Yet he quickly curbed the unwonted agita
tion, bowed his head, and sighed resignedly,
"Alms! Alas! so be it! let me drink the very
dregs of this bitter cup: it i for my child !"
Toe notary went to a drawer and took from
It some five-franc pieces, which he offered to
his visitor. It is diffloolt to say whether the
poor gentleman was wounded by the aotual
receipt of charity, or whether the sum was too
small to be useful; but, without touching the
money, he glanced angrily at the silver and
fell back in his chnir, covering his face with
Just at this moment a servant entered, an
nouncing another visitor; and, as soon as
the lackey left the apartment, Monsieur Do
V!ierbeck sprang from his chair, dashing
away the tears that had gathered in his eyes.
The notary pointed to the money, which he
laid on the corner of the table: but the morti
fied guest turned away his head with a gesture
of repugnant refusal.
"Pardon mty boldness, sir," said he, "but I
have now only one favor to ask of you.
"And it it s "
"That you will keep my secret for my
"Oh, as to that, make yourself easy. You
know me well enough to be aware of my dis
cretion. Do you decline this trifling aid 1"
"Thanks! thanks!" cried the gentleman,
pushing away the notary's hand; and, tremb
ling as if seized by a sudden chill, he rushed
from the room and the house without waiting
fqr the aergant to open the door.
Utterly overcome by the terrific blow to his
hopes, beside himself with mortification, with
his head hanging on his bosom and his eyes
bentstaringly on the ground, the poor fellow
ran about the streets for a considerable length
of time without knowing what he was about or
whither he was going. At length the stern
conviction of want and duty partially aroused
him from his feverish dream, and he walked
on rapidly in the direction of the gate of Bor
genhoout, till he found himself entirely alone
among the fortifications.
He had no sooner reached this solitary quar
ter than a terrible conflict seemed to begin
within him; his lips quivered and mattered
incoherently, while his face exhibited a thou
sand different expressions of suffering, shame,
and hope. After a while he drew forth from
his pocket the golden snuff box, looked long
and sadly on the armorial engravings that
adorned it, and then fell into a reverie, from
which he soddenly aroused himself as if about
taking a solemn resolution. With his eyes
intently fixed on the box, he began to oblite
rate the arms with his knife, as he murmured,
in a voice of tremulous emotion,
" Reuembrancer of my dear and excellent
mother, protecting talisman that has so long
concealed my misery and which I invoked as a
sacred shield whenever poverty was on the eve
of betraying me, last fragment of my ances
try, I most bid thee farewell; and-alas!
alas!-my own hand must profane and destroy
thee! God grant that the last service thou
wilt ever render me may save us from over
whelming humiliation I"
A tear trickledt down his wan cheek as his
voice became still; but he went on with his
taskof obliteration till every trace of the crest
and shield disappeared from the emblazoned
Ild. After this he returned to the heart of the
town and passed through a number of small
and lonely streets, glancing eagerly, but
askance, at the signs as he passed onward in
An boor had certainly elapsed in this boot
less wandering, when lhe entered a narrow lane
in the quarter of Saint Andre and uttered a
ulddlen cry of joy as he oaught a glimpse of the
object for which he was in search. His eye
lighted on a sign which bore the simple but
ominous insoription :-"SwonN PAWNBROKER.'
He passed by the door and walked rapidly to
the end of the lane; then, turning hastily, he
retraced hissteps, hastening or lingering ashe
noticed any one passing in his neighborhood,
till at length he crept along the wall to the
door, and seeing the thoroughfare almost
empty, rushed into the house and disappeared.
After a considerable time De Vilerhbek came
forth from the money-lender's and quickly
gained another street. There was a slight
expression of matifaction in his eye ; but the
bright blush that suffused his haggard cheeks
gave token of the new humiliation through
which the sufferer had passed. Walking rap
idly from street to street, be soon reached a
pastry cook's, where he filled a basket with a
staffed turkey, a pis, preserves, and varionus
other smaller equipments for the table, and,
paying for his purobhses, tdld the cook that
he would send hie servanot for the packages.
Farther on be bought a couple of sliver spoons
and a pair of ear-rings from a jeweller, and
then proceeded on his way, probably to make
additional acquisitions for the proposed en
In our wild and thorny region of the North a
brave and toilsome peasantry have long been
engaged in victorionus conliot with the bar
ren sleep to which nature seemed to have
condemned thbe soil. They have stirred up
the sterile depths and watered them with
their sweat; they have summoned scienoe
and industry to their aid, drained marshes,
diverted the treamletes that desoended toward
the Meese from the highlands and pot them
in circulation through innurmerable arteries
to fatten and enrloh the land. Wiat a
glorious tight it was of man against matter !
What a magnificent triumph it has been to
convert the unthrifty Campine into a fruitful
and luxurious :region! Indeed, our descend
ants will hardly believe their own eyes when
in future times they shabll behold grass
oovered plains, flowery meadows, and fields
waving with grain, where the lingering pa
triaroehs of our day may point out the sites of
burning sand-pits and barren moors i
North of the city of Antwerp, toward the
frontiers of Holland, there are bet few traces
of this gradual improvement. It is only
along highroads that the traveller begins to
obeerve the effect of liberal agricolture on the
sandy soil, while, farther on tovard the
heart of the region, everything is still bare
and uncultivated. As far as the eye can pen
;, etrate, nothing is to be seen in that qnarter
a but arid platos thinly covered with stunooted
a vegetation, while the horison is bounded by
I that blue and cloudy line which always
o marks the limit of adesert. Yet, as we journey
a over these vast spaces, it is impossible not to
, observe, from time to time that a elear and
slender rivulet meanders here and there over
the moor, and that its verdant bauks are
s studded with vigorous plants and thrifty
- trees; while n mmany places the hardy sons
of toil who took advantage of the neighboring
r water, have opened their lonely farms, built
comfortable houses, and frequently gathered
I themselves together in neat and thrifty villa
I one of these spots, where meadow land
I and pasturage have made agriooulture profita
ble, and by the side of an unfrequented road,
there is a farm of considerable size and
value. The massive trees whioh spread their
thick shade on every side attest that the
spot has been oooupied and onltivated for
several generations. Besides, the ditchees
which surround it, and the stone bridgetbat
leads to the prineipal gate, justify the belief
that the estate has someright to be oonsidered
a lordly demesne. In the neighborhood it is
known as Grinaelhof. The entire front of the
roperty is covered by the homestead of the
farmer, comprising his stables and granges; so
that, in facts, everything in the roar is con
coaled by these ediioes as well as by dense
thickets and hedges which are growing in all
the wild luxuriance of nature. Indeed, the
dwelling of the proprietor was a mystery
even to the farmer who worked the soil ; for
its surrounding copses were an impenetrable
veil to his eyes, beyond which peither he nor
his family were ever allowed td pass without
Within this lonely and saored precinct,
buried in foliage, was a large house, called the
Chateau, inhabited by a gentleman and his
daughter, who, without a single servant. com
panion, or attendant, led the lonely lives of
hermits. The neighbors said that it was
avarie or ill-humor that induced a person
possessed of so beautiful an estate tobury him
self in such a solitude. The farmer who work
ed on the property carefully avoided all expla
nations as to the oonduct or purpose of the pro
prietor, and sedulously respected the myste
rious habits and fancies of his master. His
business prospered; for the soil was fertile and
the rent low. Indeed, he was grateful to, his
landlord, and, every Sunday, lent him a borse,
which carried him and his daughter in their
weather-beaten caleche, to the village church.
On great ocoasions the farmer's son performed
the duty of lackey for the proprietor.
It is an afternoon of one of the last days of
July. The sun has nearly finished nis daily
course, and is deolining rapidly toward the
horizon ; still, hisrays, tnough less ardent than
at noontide, are hot enough to make the air
close and stifling. At Grinselhof the last
beams of the setting luminary play gayly over
the foliage, gilding the tree tops with spark
ling light, while, on the eastern side of the
dense foliage, the long, broad shadows begin
to fall athwart the award, and prepare the
groves for the gentle and refreshing breeze
thatsprings up at twilight.
Sadness and gloom hang over the sombre
chateau and its grounds; a deathlike silence
weighs like a gravestone on tkqlesolate scene;
the birds are songless; the win is still; not a
leaf stirs; and light alone seems to be living
in that dreary solitude. No one could observe
the entire absence of noise, motion, and
vitality, without being impressed with the
idea that nature had been suddenly plunged in
a deep and magic sleep.
8uddenly the foliage at the end of a thicket
in the distance is seen to stir. while a oloud of
l twittering birds, frightened from the herbage,
fdies rapidly across the little path, which is
immediately occupied by a young female
dressed entirely in white, who dashes from be.
tween the branches with a silken net in pur.
suit of a butterfly. The beautiful apparition,
I with loose and streaming hair, seemed rather
to fly than run, as her light and rapid steps,
full of eagerness and animation, scarcely
touched the earth while darting after the
gaudy insect. How graceful she is, as, halting
for an instant beneath the coquettish moth,
she looks up to behold its gold-and-purple
wings dancing round her head, mocking and
playing with its gay pursuer! She thinks she
has caught rt; but, alas! the edge of her not
only touched the hutteifly's wings, and away
it dashes, over hedge and copse, far, far be
yond her reach I How beautiful she is, as. in
that golden light, warmed with exeroise and
excitement, her eyes glistening, her lips parted,
her grace ful arms stretched upward, she stands
gazing, half pleased, half disappointed, after
the departing inseac, till it is lost in t'e even
ing sky ! Wind and sunshine have slightly
tanned her delicate cheeks, but their roses are
only heightened into the glow of perfect
health. Beneath her high and polished brow,
coal-black eyes shine through long and silken
fringes, while a chiselled month discloses rows
of faultless pearls between lips which shame
the coral ! ier stately head is framed in masses
of long, curling hair; and, as the looks are
floated over her, ivory shoulders by rapid mo
tion, the proud and arching lines of her swan
like neck are fully displayed in all their
splender. Her form is litheandsupple, and its
graceful contour is modestly marked by a
snowy dress. As she lifts her head and gazes
at the sky, a poet might easily fancy her to be
some fanciful " being of the air," and convert
her inlto the fairy queen of the solitary realm I
For a long while this beautiful woman wan
dered about the paths of the lonely garden,
seemingly absorbed in reveries of various
kinds. At times she was gay, at times sad.
At length she approaohed a bed of violets,
which, from the training of the plants, had
evidently been carefully tended, and, observing
that they languished under the intense heat of
the past day, began to gileve over tl em.
"Alas! my dear little flowers, wny did I
negleot to water you yesterday I You are very
thirsty, are you not, my charming pets ?"
For a moment or two she was quiet, still
gazing at the violets, and then bontinued, in
the same dreamy tone:
"But then, alas! since yesterday my mind
has been so disturbed, so happy, so-- " Her
eyes fell, and a blush crimsoned her cheeks, as
she murmured, softly. " Gutave I"
Motionless as a stature, and absorbed in her
enchanting dream, she forgot the poor little
violets, and, probably, the whole world.
' HiI image is ever, ever before mel his voloe
ever ringing in my ears! Why try to eseeape
their fasoination ? Oh, God! what is this that
is passing within meI My heart trembles;
sometimes my blood bounds wildly through
my veins, and then again it creeps and freeses;
and yet how happy I aml what inexpressble
joy fills my very soul!"
She was silent; then, seeming nsuddenly to
rouse herself, she raised her head and threw
back the thick curls, as if anxious to disem
barrass her mind of a hannting thought.
"Wait, my dear towers." said she, smiling,
to the violets; " wait a moment: I will com
fort and refresh you."
With this she d;sappeared in the grove, and,
in a short time, brought from it a few twigs
and leaves, which she arranged in a little
trellis over the lower-beds, so as to shadow
the violets completely from the sun. After
this she took a small watering-pot and ran
acrose the grass to a basin or tark in the mid
dle of the garden, around which a number of
weeping-willows drooped their branches into
the water. Oo her arrival its surface was
perfoctlv smooth; but hardly had her image
been relected in the tank when it appeared to
swarm with living ereatures. Hundreds of
gold-Ashes, of all colors, swarmed toward her
with their mouthe gaping from the water, as if
the poor little animals were trying to speak to
her. Holding on by the trunk of the nearest
willow, she bent gracefully over the pond and
tried to fill her watering-pot without touching
"Come, oome: let me alone just now," said
she, as she carefolly avoided them; 'I haven't
r time to play with you; I will bring you your
I dinner after a while."
SBt the fish btttered around the watering
pot until she withdrew it from the tank; and,
even after her departure, continued to crowd
toward the bank shabed touhobed with her foot.
The young lady watered bher owers and re
v placed the pot gently on the ground; then, re
r tiring slowly to the solitary house, she returned
after a while at the same slow pace, and,
throwing some orumbs to the ish, began to
saunter slowly aboutthe garden-paths, inat
tentive to everything bat her own absorbing
I thoughts. At length she reoabed a spot where
a gigantic catalpa-tree overarched the garden
and bent its branohes almost to the earth. A
! table and a couple of chairs stood beneath the
fresh and fragrant shade, and a book, ink
stand, and embroidery-frame, gave token that
the retreat had not long been abandoned by
the lady herself. She seated herself in one of
the chairs, took up the book, then the em
broidery, let them fall one after another, and
finally leaned her beautiful head on her hand,
like one who is weary of spirit and anxiousfor
For a while her large dreamy eyes were
vaguely fixed, as if gazing into space; at in
tervals a smile played around her month, and
her lips moved as if talking with a friend. Oo
casionally her drooping eyelids closed entirely;
but the lashes quickly reopened, only to fall
more heavily than before, till at last a pro
found sleep or intense reverie seemed to get
possesslen of her mind and body.
But did she sleep 1 There is no doubt that
her spirit watched and was happy ; for a
pleasant expression constantly played over
her features, and, if sometimes it beoame
serious, the joyous look quickly returned with
all its radiance. She had long been plunged
by this happy dream into complete forgetful
ness of real life, when a noise of wheels and
the neigh of a horse was beard at the gateway,
disturbing the silence of'Grinselhof. Still the
maiden was not aroused.
The old aeleche returned from the city, drew
up near the stable, and the farmer and his wife
ran out to salute their master and put up the
horse. While they were thus engaged, Mon
sieur De Yiierbeok got out of the vehicle and
spoke to them kindly, but in a voioe so full of
sadness that both looked at him with astonish
ment. In fact, the gravity of this singular
person never abandned him even in his most
affable moods; but at that moment his physi
ognomy indicated a degree of intense depres
sion which was by no means habitual. He
seemed altogether worn out with fatigue, and
his eyes, which were commonly so vivacious,
drooped, dull and languishing, beneath their
Toe horse was quickly put in the stable, and
the young lackey, who had already divested
himselfof his livery, took several baskets and
packete from the vehicle, carried them into
the farm house, and placed them on the table
of the ante chamber.
"And now, Master John," said Deo Vlierbeok,
approaching the farmer, "I shall have need of
vou. There will be company to-morrow at
Grinselhof. MonsieurDenecker and his nephew
The farmer, perfectly stupefied by the an
nouncement and scarcely able to believe his
own ears, looked at his master with staring
eyes and gaping mouth, and, after a moment's
hesitation, stammered forth:
"That large, rich gentleman, sir, who sits
near you every Sunday at high mass !"
"The same. John. Is there anything sur
prising in it '"
"And young Monsieur Gustave, who spoke
to mademoisedl in the churchyard when church
" The same l"
"Oh, sir, they are such rich people ! They
have bought all the land around EehelpoeL
They have at least ten horses in the stable at
their chateau, without counting those they
have in town. Their carriage is silver from
top to bottom."
"I knew it; andit is exactly on that ao
eount that I desire to receive them in a be
coming manner. You must be ready; your
wife and your son also. I shall call you to
morrow morning very early. You will willingly
lend a hand to help me, won't you 1''
" Certainly, certainly, sir; a word from you
is enough. I am always happy to be able to
serve you in any way."
" Thank you for your kindness. John. We
understand one another, my worthy felow;
and so larewell till to morrow."
Monsieur De Vlierbeck entered the farm
house, gave some orders to the young man in
relation to the things he had taken from the
vehicle, and, passing through the scresning
grove, walked on to Grinselhof.
As soon as he was out of the farmer's sight
his physiognomy assumed a more serene ex
pression, and there was a smile on his lips as
he cast his eyes around in search of some one
in the solitude of the garden. At a turn of the
path his eye fell suddenly on the sleeping girl.
How beautiful she was in her calm repose!
The golden twilight covered her with its
bright reflection and threw a rosy tint on
everything about her. Thick curls strayed in
beautifol disorder over her cheeks, and snowy
flowers, shaken from the catalpa's branches by
the evening breeze, had fallen around her in
profusion. She still dreamed, and the happy
smile yet restedon her features. De Vlierbeck
gazed earnestly at his sleeping child, and
raised his eyes to heaven as he said, tremo
"Thanks, Almighty Father! she is happy!
Let my martyrdom be prolonged; but may all
my sufferings render thee compassionate for
After this short and ardent ejaculation he
threw himself into a chair, leaned his arm
carefully on the table,and, resting We hbd on
it., remained still as a statue. For a long time
he watched his sleeping child, while his face
seemed to reflect each emotion that flitted
across the delicate features of the maiden.
Suddenly a modest blush overspread her brow,
and her lipabegan to articulate. The old gen
tleman watohed her narrowly, and, although
she had not spoken in oonnected sentences, he
caught one of those stray words which often
betoken what is passing in a dreamer's mind.
"' Gustave!' she dreams of Gustare. May
God be propitious to nsf Ah, yes, my child,"
exolaime~d her father, "open thy heart to
hope! Dream, dream; for who knows what is
in atore for us t Yet, no l--let us not destroy
these happy moments by cold reality I Bleep,
sleep I let thy soul enjoy the heavenly enchant
ment of love whloh it is awakening I"
Monsieur De Vlierbeak continued for a while
his qniet observation of the sleeper, and then,
tieing, pused behind her chair and imprinted
a long kiss on her forehead.
(To be ooattanud.)
" It is one of the stern lessons of experience,"
says the Courier-Jowrnal--"a lesson which few
oare to learn twioe in a single life time-that
no journalist of our day knows what true
agony really is until he is suddenly informed
that there are counterfeit thousand dollar
bills in circulation, nor can tell how instnnt
relief from such agony feels until he has turn
ed his verst-pocket inside out and found that
he hasn't got any of them."
Ireathing Miasma Without Injury.
There is no exaggeration in the statement
that thonsands of prenat residing from one year's end
to another in fever and 5ge regions on this Contlnrut
with ,nissaa without Inourrimg the disease. simuly
and only because they are in the habit of using Hoe.
tetters itnomih Bitters lUs a preventive. It ha fre
quently happened and the fact has been smplyattesMd
by the parties themselves, that persons surronunded n
all sides by neighbors suffering the tortures of this
shivering and boreing plague, have enjoyed absolute
immunity from it. thanks to the protection anforded by
the Bitiere. Nor is thnt standard anti-febrile cordial
less eofflcaiou in remedying than in preventlng chills
and f'ver, bhllious ramlttsuts. and disorders si a kin.
dred type. Taken between the paroysums, it speedlly
re.urrence. These feete, eonovlingliy eatalished by
evidenea. ppearl with peu'isr foroe to travelers and
njoarnere in malarloas dlstrieos
our GAS FIXTURES-RANGES.
ed GAB FIXTURES AND &RAGES
NEW YORK PRICE8.
re- GREAT BARSTTOWAMI! WtBBi N RANGES.
e- Dealers in GO es Punme Bath Tube mnd
Plumbing and Gma a5 promley attended to y
to febS5 77 y IT preSt near PoydrEs.
,g THOS. McKENDRICK,
sot PLUMBER AND GAS FITTER,
A 5. ....a........Maazie tret............ 05
t°h Above Joepbhioe.
bat DEALER IN PLUMBING AND GAB FITTING
by MATERIAL% CHANDBELIERS.
tof BRACKETS, ETO.
ud, NEW BEAUTY ELEVATED OVEN RANGE,
lor PARAIGON RAGE,
S HEARTH AND HOME CObKIhG STOVES,
Sfor Wood or Coal.
- MIXED PAINT, READA FOR USE.
aud HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, ETC.
Do- All orders will resolve prompt attentiou at low
ly; D=w. J s?'nq
Chas. C. Jones, John G. Roohe. I
(formerly with Frank Johnson.) |
a JONES & BOCHE,
-r 950 and 259 Magasine Street, near Delord,
- UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMBBI.
S A11 busineam entrusted to the Arm will receive prompt
d and careful attention atmoserate rates.
I. CAltRIAGB TO BIKE. a 7 ly
T JOHN F. MARKEY,
S (Buccessor to Thomas Markey.)
A 40, 42 and 44...Claiborne Street...40. 42 and 44
Between Common and Palmyra streets.
Patest Metallie BunriaO oees, bog ,Bla Walaat
and Plain Coffimn always on haLnd .
UTNUKALS attended to by the Proprietor in pra.,
d whohopes, by sttrict attention to business, to obtain a
ifshare ofp ubl tnE R re e.
SOcRRlt.ItA " NIR aR6.Sv
BELHUYE BELL FOUNDR Y.
MZt Ceod 1937.
naarl s ao or co r ae Tin,
tum. tar CMerh.o.atug. F5uO.
tbartm Hos, P Aisru.
ufaur tho celebrated BELLS for
Pri Cit and Cirlars sent free.
HENRY McSVANDE & CO.,
o a7 76 I Blt re Md
55. Cnthgn.ith lDtanmlmlniLs, preleae.. sno ttoss.
SlImyer Manufaoturing Co., Cluelaaalg.o.
McSHAMIE BELL FANEOUNDRY
Manufacture thoer celebrated BELLSON fo . r
CUew rlensE, FebXS, A17. ET.
Price List and Circular, sent free.
HENRY McSHANE & CO.,
e, rondle street, between alt ndre Cod
The partnership of MACON. ELLISON & 00. a
dissolved by the death of Mr. Joseph Ellison.
T.THOMAS L. MACON,
New Orleans. MarFeb. 8, 1877. . O
The undersigned have formed a conartuership under
the firm name end TOyle of BOEY. MACON A 0'OON
NOR. s Anctioneers end Real Estate Agent..
0fce. II Carondelet street, between Canal and Corn
NICHOLAS J. BOXY,
THOMAS L. MACON,
JOHN H. O'CONNOR.
New Orleans. Mareh 1. 187'. mho Im
A RARE CHANCE
VALUABLE FARM FOR ONE DOLLAR.
TO BE DRAWN MARCH 14, 1877, FOR THE
BENEFIT OF THE
Catholic Orphan Asylums
DESCRIPTION.-The Farm Is situated at the head
of navigation on Dog River. and on thebs line of the
Mobile and New Orleans Railroad. five milen from the
Mobile Courthouse. It contains forty-two acres of
land. fine dwelling end outhouses. The fences are in
excellent repair. There are upon the place several
hundrea Fruot Trees, consisting of Orange, Peach.
Pear, Plumb and Apple. Also a Greenhouse and
Vineyard. and Iwo or more acres ol fine Strawberries.
The place ia well situated for a Dairy. and convenlent
to market. The location is perfectly healthy.
PRICE OF TICKETS-ONE DOLLAR.
Tp be had In Mobile from the Lady Managers of the
Orphan Asylum. from the Sisters of Charity. or at any
of the following store ; A. J. Hamilton's. BenJ. Ward's.
C. Braun's, Sot & Primo' T. .J. Savage's, E. 0. Zadek
& Co.'s. J Felrath's, Peter Burke's, Uhris. Burke'e end
3. H. Snow's
The Lottery will 7 e drawn under the supervision of
the following gentlemen, who have kIndly consented
to ant su
Admiral Raphael easmes, Major Henry St. Paul.
Glen Joh it. Iig'e.y, HBn. Price Williams,. Jr.
John Cavanagh, raq Wm. A. LeBeron, E.q.
INCENSE FOR DIVINE SERVICE.
Prepared accordlng to the Text of the Scripturee
and the rules of Liturgy, and in aoeordanes with the
sPeclal form adopted by the Very Rev. Abbe Denm, of
the Dioces of Sens and . Laurescel, chemist.
Depot at the Drug Store of
ST. CYR FOUECADE. t15 Canal,
Jese 77 ly Cornsr Rampart street.
FOR BARGAINS IN TRUNKS AND BAGS
Crescent Trunk Factory Depot,
361........... M gazine Street..... ... 36
and beet material at OWNEST PRICE in the city.
Also. Trunks RBepaired and lCoered.
d0 75 I' A. NSMItOEu..i Magastne slraet
SADDLES, HARNIESS AND HOSE,
Firemen's and Military Equipments
MADE TO ORDER.
Dealer In all kinds of Leather and Rubber Hose and
reather and Rubber Pipes, Suction, and lire Buck.
eta Horse Sbeets and Blankets, Lap Dnustere,
lggy Bobes, Fly Nete and Whips,
and all kinds of 1Saddlery Hardware.
Country orders promptly attended to.
170.. .....-..Poydrae Street ............ 170
nu1376 ly Nw ORLE.ANe.
R RICKS ........BRICKS-....... BRICKS
Roy's Brick Yard
ST. BERNARD PARISH,
Four Blocks Below the Slasghterhouse.
The undersigned respectfully informs the Buildere,
Planters, and all consumere of Bricks that he ie exten- 1
sively manulacturing Bricks at his old Brickyard, near
the Slaughterhouse where he hasee always on hand a
largequentity of country made Brioks and Kettle Tilee,
ready to be delivered without detentojp.
Orders left with S. RO a'at C. Cavaros t Son's
Agent-, No. 38 DIeatur street. o at khelBriekyard. wI
be p-'omptly asttnaed to le m
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first four weeks, 5,,t wanted. For fall particulars
HUBB&RD BROTHERS. Publishers,
733 Sanrom street. Philadelphia, Pa.
CAUTION--B. not deceived by premature books
assuwing to b '" tlficial," etc. del0 3m
THE NEW ORLEANS
SANITARY 'EXCAVATINti COMPANY,
(Incorporated by an Act of the Lkgisiature, with
Exclnsive Privilege of
EMPTYING VAULTS. PRIVIES, SINKS, ETC.)
Are new in fall operatie., aad are prepared to perber
the above work with promptaees and diepateh.
The advantages derived from the use of the
Odorless Exoavating Apparatus,
as used by the Company, are thas the work ema be
perfered at any heaour of the day or nrght, the tLhereah
muaner in which the deposits are removed, the abhes
of all ofensive odore, the short spse of time requird
(an ordinary sink being emptied in from ten to Mfeet
minutes), and, abeve il, ITS OIBAPNZ88.
A orders left at the Company's olee, No. 15 Ger
men street, or mat to the Poetosoe, Box o. 913, WIS
reeelve psompt attentlon. s•a Cm
OFFICE AMERICAN COTrON TIE CO.
47,,, ........C rondelet Street..-----**.-.4*
IRON COTTON TIES.
We beg to inferm the publno that me are prepared
through our regular established agents to supply the
trade in any quantity with the following selebrated
The Arrow and Open Side 81ot; Beard & Brother's
Lock Tie; Branch, Crookes & CoeIs Loek Tie.
We also beg to announce that the iaterestt of Mears
Beard & Bro. and Braneh, Crookes a Co. are now
merged into the Amerlisan Cotton Tie Co. Limited.
The Oompany 's New Orleans agents are Meesr.
Stone & Tntt, Ogden & Bell, Chlsm & Boyd, Archer &
Borland, Wmin. Dillos, D. L. Ranlett & Co.
For the Amerioan Cotton Tie Co. Limited.
si ly 3. W. RAYNE & CO.