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MiW ORLuAa. SUPRAT. JUmR 17.5 tn7. mature intuitively shrank. For at least one hear she set weighing the pen in her flogers, aid reedlong and re-reaing the few words she bad written. But after a while, her thoughts left Mrs. Carew and wandered to a subject mote perplexing still. To whom mnost she now turn for aid among tce diflioulties that would so soon rise around her? "'For, alas," said a rising sigh, "not now to I)r. O'Mears In this question of relirion he, of all others, most be exoloded, lest the world might see in his interference a confirmation of anot Barba a's suspicions." And if it did, and gave its verdie coording y, would therre be anay Jun tice in it1. Had one single thong'Kt of RIthard O'Meara influenced hi r in her deciniou? 1 9 instantaneous. so clear, en honest a 'N",' lashed from every nook and coirner of her ren oaoe that she could not fell to, be eatirliedl. with all her heart and uol abc could say that only for the sake of the God who had founded Ilie Church had she song't to return teos; for the sakeof the Lord end Master who has reared His tabernacle nmong the children e(men had she desired to flOd it, and make it b lhome of her heart. SOe half at least, then, of anot ltrbara'a aseatstion had been false. Was there any tu8th in the beconl; was abe not totally in dltett to Dr. O'Meara, except inasmuch as I she was bound to him by ttes of common gratitude? Very .seowly an answer rose from the uttermoet depths of her heart; euandas it rees Mande grew troubled, like one who has raised a sprit in his own despite. And yet it was only a vogue, trembling, incoherent little I moswer after all; one that would have re mained contently buried in itse native depths a Ior ever had not her question sumanned it to the surface. Bt shadowy as it was it bitterly uprraided her, and as she listened to its a phantom volee Maude burst into tears. But this fit of weacnes was of short duor- 1 tien. for Mande's courage was too high to be easily east down, and she soon turned her at teation to the best means of repairing the I evil. Something, it was evident, though she hardly knew what, must be rooted out; and, 4 knife in hand, our little heroine set herself to I the work of eradication. Barren, indeed, did I halft an bour's determination make the face of I thebs future look; but not for an instant did she waver in her resolution, until hardly a I green leaf remained of all the verdrlre that had embellished her young life. No more brotherly confidences, no more playful raillery, no more leaning on the strong arm, or reliance on the strong will for sujpport, no more soft snes or sentiment-nothing for the fuInture but ool, calm, quiet, every-day eivility. With the firm satisfaction of a monarob who, having gained a victory over rebellions aebljeta,sheathee hie sword with a forc'd in dlUerencs to their losses and his own, Mande jeined her hands, and, leaning her face upon tibm, looked out into futurity with hard, wesolate eyes that seemed to bid every remain Ilg atom of womanly weaknesm defiance. Sho was sitting thLs, in the fall flush of her vie twr, when the door suddenly opened, and Dr. O'Mear stood before her. Ie bad some for a book he hai left that afternoon on the table, and naturally expect Ilg that the ladies had long since retired, and that he should And the room in darkness, had brbought a eandle in his hand. For an instant Se stood with it, raised high above his head, ling into the lighted room in a fashion rly ludicrous. The next he hasteoed forward with a laugh at his blander, feeling and look. lag highly delighted at the unexpected chance thna afforded him of bidding Mies Neville good nilht, and telling her his story about Tim and seant Barbara. Never was man more utterly eonfoanded than O'Meara a . his reception. The faintest possible smile reaponded to his Joyous laugh, a few nervous troubled wordh asknowledged hiat rerty Riheting, and then Maude relapsed into silenoe, looking so unlike her nausal self, Lbat the doctor was fairly passled. All unoonsciously she bha, started from her chair at his entrance, and for a few moments they stood facing each other, as j.hopgh neither knoew exaotiy what to say mest. O'Meara was the first to recover his usual equanimity. ' You most pardon me if 1 have startled you, Mims Neville; but I need not say that I should have entered less uncereumo nioosly had I imagined that I was about to break in noon a lady's meditations. I bed no idea that you protrrcted them to such an hour as this. Do you not believe in 'beauty sleep, I" be asked, trying in vain to recover his ordi sery manner. lande now remembered for the first time thatahe was standing, aun resumed her seat "It is a thing I do not trouble myself much about," she replied, as she busied herself in re ploingl some papers in her desk; '"but I am not often up as late as this. I stayed because I'wished to write an important letter, and it is so muho easier to collset one's thoughts when everything is quiet. The house has been so still, I did not expect an interruption." The moment after she would have given worlds to have unsaid the words, for iu the momentary glance she took at him she saw that they had touched him to the quick. SBs was right. Without another word be crossed the room for his book, and then, returutiog to the table, held out his hand and quietly bade her good-nigbt. There was as agitation in his voice and a troubled look on his face that grieved her to the very heart: hbut with the resolution she had inherited from her father she stifled her regret, and coldly returned his salutation. As to the duoctor, he walked home that night lost in perplexity, and with a shadow resting upon his heart as deep as the darkness that now lay upon the soene around him. ClaR r In irxn. It was the second evening after the events recorded in oar last two or three hobapters, and a close, cloudy, and very sultry eveling it was. auch a one as often snoceeds a day of suanebhine and poeludesa night of ,torum: when a strange stillness broods in the air, and when neither a leaf stirs on the trees, nor a ripple on the water; when the horisan glows with a lurid copperlhb tint, and bright little lishes oflightning dart front cloud to cloud; whale the low muttering thunder keips op soent a con tinonu rumble in the dlistanace, that it sounalu like the voiora of angry gianlts growlng at eahob other in their dens among the hills far, far away. It was between seven and eilght o'clock. andl Dr. O'Meare had jusat diued; thb.t is to say, he had done as much towards dillalag as a man in esnoh a temperature posstaly conuld. Tai - business coonloded, he hal, tiaheld in ila cater back from the table, aild nuterrd into a spcra laetion as to whoether there could posasluly bo any better way of coraling a room than to sot every da'ar and window Iat cantainetl write opens WhIeo Ile bad disposed of this question, by deolding that there was not, he toated to aeother, evaddrntly a far more difiliolt one to salve than the last: shouldl he or should he not go to the Glene HUouset HaIlrdly for one moment, sineus he had parted from Miss Neh ylle two niabts before, hbal be ceased to tor ture himself in trying to disoover the cause of her altered marner towards him, aod yet he felt that be was just as far off from a solution of the mystery as ever. Should he seek her, and with all eimplioity sea her tlhe reason why ? For a foull quarter of an hour did the doctor sit weighing and re-weigbing the pros Sand cons, wittinut coming to a d,'aietoun. Then he rose and walked nloto the garden, where he stood another quarter of an noor, apparent!y wathing his mbees, buat still revolving the QaYtion, and jist as irresolute as ever. dud tla steot eabsetantial Ldea started upln the eat Profesor BLroedview. AL any rate, Saddresed hlmself r aot to Mise e heG politeaes demanded that ho shoold keep his promise r Yes, he woold go. Ift be strted at once be should get there before the storm; and then, perhaps, be might oanually obtain a hint from somebody at the reaotry that might help him to solve this moat perplexing quesetion. In the fall flush of this determination the doctor walked towards the house; bat just as be reached the door a click at the garden-gate made him turn his head. At hrst he only perceived a little ragged urobin fumbling with the look; but when, the next minute, Bob set the said gate open to it vcery widest extent, and began-tonohing his cap-or rather as much as remaeintd of a cap-with great marks of reepeot, to somebody still out of eight, he plalnly saw he was to expeot an arrival. Nor was he mistake" ; for the mo ment afterwards the portly firm of Father Donovan appeared in the gateway, mounted on his chubbiest of ponri s-M aster Rory-and trotted briskly up the oath. Never in his life before had the arrival of onv guest brought a shadow across Richard O'Meara's face, and certainly never before, since be had known him, had be seen Father Donovan approsob him without a smile. But this evening a sbadow for once certainly did overcast his eountenancn when he perceived his visitor. Buit at was a very transient one after all ; for before Master ifory bad trotted half way up the path it had vanished, and by the time he had reached the door the smile had come in its stead, and with It a weloome to his reverend guest that came from the very bottom of the dootor's heart. Before many minutes had elapsed Master Rory was quietly champing his corn in the stable. gre.tly to the astonishment of the doctor's Ptebe, who eyed the new-comer very suspioiously over the side of her own stall. We need not tell bow it fared meantime with his master-how the old housekeeper bustled about, and served up a late dinner tin a quarter of an honrtthat Father Donovan declared was the best that he had ever tasted. Nor need we tell how the doctor fetched out a dessert afterwards, that O Keefe's own hands had gathered that very morning at Neville Court; nor how happy the dootor looked as he dis charged the sweet duties of hospitality, only regretting that his visitor could not eat ten times more, and that be had not something ten times better to place before him. As Father Donovan had only returned the preceding evening from his summer trip, as maybe imagioe4, he and his host found plenty to talk over and plenty to laugh over too. HoBt after a while they looked very serious, and their voices grew low and hushed; for their conversation turned to a eubjeot-that. most distressing of all sad subjects to a loyal Catholic heart-the state of affairs in Rome. Amongst other friends, the priest had been visiting a gentleman, whose son, a fine manly young fellow of five-and-twenty, had, with his fall permstsion, joined the Papal Z muves the preceding winter. Father Donovan had been very muho interested in reading some letters written home by the young hero, especially by one that had arrived the very moraing he had left, and which had given an account of the outbreak of cholera in Rome and its vicinity. The town of Albaso, it said, had suffered very severely from its ravages; and there, during two days and nights, a small band of forty Zonaves had been the sole normes of the siok and grave-diggers for the dead. After expati ating on the horole self-devotlon of these his companions ino arms, the letter of Stephen O'Halloran had thus concluded: "If, dear mother, they had left the ties and comfort of home only to perform these offices of love to their suffering fellow creatures, it would have been a great happiness; but how does even such a happiness as this pale before the ex quisite satisfaction we experience. when we remember that God is deigning to nee even our poor weak arres of flesh and blood for the de fence of the Holy See P' The season of which we are writing was one of comparative quiet in the States of the Church. The disastrous days of C setel Fidar do and Anoona were becomlng things of the past. A temporary calm, at leasr. had Poo ceeded the revolutionary tumult. The Fre ob bayonets were flshlung round the Papal throne, while the noble army of Z naves asked for nothing greater, nobler. or higher than to die for the Pontiff-king And yet the sons of the Church trelbled. " Corning events cast their shadows before;" and there was something so portentous in the very stillness of Garibaldi and his myrmidons that the ohil ldren of Pin Nano, wish the instinctive fore. bodings of filial love and veneration. felt there was mischief brewing asainst their Father in the depths of that saerilegious boat. No wonder, therefore, as Father Donovan related all he had hbeard and gleaned in Dublin I and other places relative to the Italian inenr rection, that, as he listened, Richard O'Meara's heart grew heavy with dreary forebodings, though his eye lashed and his cheek kindled with unwonted indignation. So engrossed a indeed did they both become in discussing the t probable issue of events that the August twi light had faded almost into darkness before a the priest awoke to the fact it would soon be night, and that he was expected at a gentle r man's house quite three miles off, where he b had arranuged to say Mass the following moro I ing. At that very moment, however. he old a housekeeper appeared with the candles, and a informing the priest that it was beginning to rain heavily, joined her master in begging hint t to remain all night. As ase spoke, a soft a murmuring rustle among the trees outside r corrobated the fact, and Ave minutes later the long-threatening storm had broken into a per a foot deluge of rain. A tempest at night in a a mountain region is no trifle, with the light e ning flashing above, around, below you. and d the thunder booming round you like a battery of gous. After the priest had looked out fore few minutes upon the storm, he felt more than satisfied that he and Master Rory were in each a comfortable quarters for the night. Nor was I old Betty one whit less content, as she bustled about in her domain, airing and re-airing f sheets and pillowcases ; only pausing to bless herself whenever a brighter fi:tsh than nsual set her poor old heart pi:-a-pat. The " benetit a of clergy" in such astorm as that ot101ir than a compensated for any amount of extra trouble Sin LBetty'a humRble optuion. ()ar friends reenmed their seats, hobut the thread of their conversation was broken. It was no longer ' ultratnontane," bit re*spaeting t1hoe sayings and dloings of the peopln of Bally r. cross luring Father Donovan's abdincr, and amiongst otrers of lower degree, of course tha I inhabitants of the paoouago unaturally camue ian for a duo hrem of attetlion. The questions n that tbo piients askedr concerning them were Satpparently canal ennOgh. b n ttd et a very r olse observer nmitit have rtmiarked tiat whren, amongst the reht, he m',ntionrd ,tise Neville. 0 he ixted iise eyme · h rnmarr t inrisiingly on his t companion's face. hat all uccruecione of his 0 scrutiny sat the duloctor, for thei very mention Sof Mande's name brnrght ba:ltk with it the train of ideas that buhal no perpex1rd him all 0 day Veriy quietly, hoawevr, tlhongi rather A abstracttedly, he answered Father 1) nIDovaI's a questiios; and then, oarreasiung lt's big black iread. that la:y as usual on hi.s knirr,, isrrl looking into the soft Ibrrwn e)ye tba' e-reoed Sto answer hi. wltri a-i expreission alirIet hurm.sn 5 in its earnotiraesi he fell into a dream. There w.as at e;lence of some uinu;~ta' dura tion, broken at IongKth by the p:rieiL. " *Apropos of Miss Neville. li;ohard, what do a you Suppose I hrierd in LDuoli aboutt youn and her ?" he asked sudl.tnly. a If the doctor atte mpted a gues.s, hie was to much astonished to be awar, of, the fact, ard Sonly eat, openeyed and openamouthed, staring at the speaker. "I heard nothing more nor less than that you had matrimonial desigsue upon the heiress , of Neville Court, ad that sbe was n not alJo I gether uafavooerable to your sautl" . * .* ' s fashed in his eyes and qlivered in his voie, ' bow dared any one take eahob an nwarrsat able liberty with either of net' " Nay, that is more than I or any other man can tell you. All I know Is, that ever since the world began women-ay, and men too have tattled about their neighbors; and so it will be. depend upon it, until the end of time." " Iat what did you dot-what did you say to trem, Father Donovan I" asked the doctor, once again seating himself, but still looking quite aghast. "What did I do why, nothingI Fighting, you know is not my vocation; besides, the. offenders were ladies,' said the priest smiling. " And what did I say t In one place I told them, in the politeast maner I could, to mind their own business ; at another I waited till their remarks were finished, and then let drop, in the onnore of conversation, that Dr. O'Meara was one of my most intimate and valued friends. Toat was punishblent enough for some of them, I can tell you " TCe doctor was thouderstruck. In all hie relations with Maude the one intention of Iis heart had been so pure and single, that the possibility of misconstruction had never eh. tered his minad. The Itfe. moreover, that he had hitterto led had, from its unobtrsliveness, been so unmarked by the world, that to find himself suddenly talked abount wa a fact too ftartling for him to realise. " It has been a question with me," contin. ned Father Dmnovan, after a pause, "whether to mention all this to you or not. I have de cided on doing so, however, for one or two reasons; the chief one, that I thought a word in season might put you upon youear guard for the future. By a curious conoatenatlon of guidanooe I have traced a great deal of this tattle to the old lacy stopping at the Globe House; so beware of her." The reply was a burst of adjectives by no means flattering to Miss Barbara, to which Bat. roused from his slumber, added a few deep growls, doubtlesa by way of assent, for Bat by no means favored aunoot Barbara. " ftill, to warn you against the dangerous tongue of this individual," continued -he priest, " was not my only intention in mention aog the subject to you. Richard, my boy, will you let a very old friend give yonu a few words of advice 1'' An unmistakable assent beamed in the doo tor's face, and the priest continued. "Ni man living knows better-I may per haps say as well as I do-the parity and uu elftishness of your motives with regard to Miss Nevil!e, nor the perfect singlehearteduese that has marked all your relations with her; but the world. Richard, will jodge you by another code. I do not say it denies the existence of honorable sentiments, hbut to say the least, it regards them as rarissimr ares, the greater part of which took wing long ago, with the other bright and beautiful attributes of chiv alry. Now the world knows that Maude Ne ville is rich, talented, beautiful, and an orphan; and knows, on the other hand, that a certain young doctor in her neighborhood, talented, agreeable, to a certain degree good-looking, and (as is commonly the case with most of his profession) no richer than he need be, is fre quently in her company. This much the world either sees or hears, and this much is true. But next comes its constrootion; and It is of this I wish to speak to you. Nor is this a new destre on my part. It is now two or three months since I first felt that, even in our own little cirole here, you were misunderstood; and though I never expeoted to hear strnauores upon your conduoot as coarse as those of Miss Barbara and her friends, Lelt sure that in some form or another, sooner or later, some thing would be said." He pasnned, but the doctor made no reply. "You must not take what I am saying too muoch to heart, my dear fellow," he continued, casting as he spoke a glance of the tenderest sympathy at his friend. "Remember, Richard O'Meara is not the first man who has had his actions misread and his intentions misinter preted. Come, crure, you are not old enough yet to have forgotten your Catechism and toe Eight Beatitudes; and if so, surely it isn't your intention to turn your back on a blessing at the first go off " Toe doctor smiled sadly. 'I suppose I am a coward, bat I think I may say that, if the world had onlya attacked me individually, I would have b true it calmonies with patience." "Aht, tut: not a iit of it!" cried Father Don ova,, laughing. " Don't flitter yourself that all your sensibilities are aroused on behalf of Miss Neville! Of course you are grieved that she should have her name bandied aboot; but I think the charge of scheming and fortuone hunting brought against somebody else is not wholly without a stalg-eh I' "Indeed it is not," cried the doctor, shrug ging hie shoulders and shivering as he spoke, as though with cold. "' till, if it were not for her," he continued, rising and pacing the room hurriedly, "I would continue to act as I have hitherto asted, and live down this or a bhun dred snobh calumnies. Bat for her sake-" " For her sake," said the priest gently, " all mast be altered. Miss Neville will soon be of age, and as evidently most desirous to do her duty as a landowner. She will very soon come into possession of her estates, and purposes then to take up her residence at her ancestral home. She is a woman of high principles and good common sense, and so determined that jostioe shall be done to every one, that in my opinion yoor promise to your father and his to Lady Neville are fultilled, and whatever in terest you may benceforward take in the affairs of the tenantry, it will be from inclination not from duty. Asd you will rejoice at this if you will only look at matters as they stand, from a rational point of view. Jost think for one minute how many times lately you had had in terviews with Miss Neville upon one piece of hosiness or another, and then tell me if yon are surprised that the world has canvassed your motives. Now for the future, if you are wise, you will only meet her as her other friends do. occasionally, and you will find that the world will see its blunder and cease its chatter, thoroughly ashamed of having made it. You will be no longer misjudged and, what is of far more consequence, Mande Neville will be no longer misrepreseontd." He paused, and for a while nothing was heard but the low growl of distant thnnder, and the rushing of the soft sumnter rain as it pattered heavily among the treers outside "Are ySou angry with ne ?' he iaked at length. '' Angry! Wi'hat. a Catholic angry with his Sown parish priest becaosee he says a word or two to him ii se.ason? God forbid! No; I thank you from the bottom of my heart fr every word that you have said; still, much as I have hat the interest of the tenantry at heart, this has not been the only tie that bus hound me to Msude Neville: there has been something stronger still." He rose es he spoke, and after searching some timre in hre strotng box, he placed a y"l low document in the priest's sand. " Read that," he exclaimed, and added in a voice that trembled with emotion," I found that letter in a secrot drawer of my father's old esoritoiro after his death. See how sol emnly it commits her to him. lie has passed away, aird I starld in his place. Father Dana van, do yon underetround myr mission now i" 'I'ttere was so nlnoh enthusiasm and sol emnity in his tones, nsuch a deep persnasion that the very salvation of a soaI was intrusted t, him, that, amused as the priest was at the idea, he could not help adumiring the earnest ness of thie speaker, and it was some few min ute beufore he replhed. " Do. my dear boy, riAdct one moment," he exclaumod at length; "wtct has this letter to do wrt!, sou? Wise men tell as that "there is ouly one step from the sublime to the ridicu lous." Now, to me, the fset of a d. ug mother committing the care of her infant's soul to an old and valued friend is sablime; bat that of a osung man being iatraea8tesih ahereigions welalree a beettM s~yang k~asgebui e.testaleed an Idea so quixotic surprises me mere than I eea say. And pray, if it was your missioo to onvers MIs Neville, what have you done towards itt' Father Donovan's tone was so completely the opposite of what the doctor bhad anticipated that he was thoroughly disconcerted. "That is the question," he replied, somewhat sttily, and looking vexed in spite of himself, "and a question that has kept me awake many a long hour." " I should thick so, yet all that was required. of you was to have handed the letter over to me, for it ought to have been placed in Miss Neville's hands long since. Who knows what elf ot it might have had upon a mind already I biased towards the truth 1 So you found it in t a secret drawer, did yon u Then your father eviduutly put it there, and afterwards forgot that he had done eso. Poor old nran, his mem ory was sadly impaired before his death. Often 1 I have heard him wondering what could pos sibly have become of it, and at last he came to the conclusion that he bad de.troyedit by mistake. lie never ceased lan '. i'ng the loss of it, because he wished to give ro me, that I might hand it over to Mande ;.- ille as soon as she came to Ballvcross. I ' iih you had given it to me before." " So do I with all my heart," cried the doo tor, with a very troubled look on his face, as be banded the letter to the prieer Their conversation was ntet, opted by the entrance of old Betty, who came to clear the tea-things and get a kind word or two from I "the Father, God blees himI" After her de parture, the doctor fetched the chess-board and arranged the pieces; but though he did his ut most to recover his wonted spirits, his abstrac tion was only too evident. It was a somewhat uainteresting game, for the play on the doc tor's part was anything but solentil3; and when it was over the priest pleaded fatigue, 7 and asked permission to retire. His example was soon after followed by the doctor; but little did Father Donovan suspect, I as be traveled through his Matins and Lauds, and then laid him down to sleep the sleep of a weary man, how serce a battle was fought and won in that adjoining chamber. Perhaps he might have read the secret, had he stayed to breakfast, in the haggard looks of his host. Bat at a very early hour Father Doenovan was on his way to the boose at which he had ar- I ranged to say Mass, and when O'Meara came down to breakfast he found that his reverend guest had departed nearly two boars before. CHAPTER xxtV. A very important personage in his own esti mation, and that of the little world around him, was Barnty Lenigban, the Ballyoross I pestman. Toe very personification of official dignity looked he as, with his leathern bag slung over his aboulder, he plodded patiently along the highways and byways of his allotted district, as ragged-I beg his pardon, as pio turesque-as he was light-hearted, as witty as he was slow. For summer sun and winter snow, equinoctial gales and autumn rains, were all alike to Barney ; and whether he climbed a mountain or descended one, threaded a wood or picked his way ov r a bog, " slow and steady was his motto, audl as nobody ever pre sumed to question its propriety, he never quickened his pace. A different kind of experience was Barney's from that of his city brethren; bat though his progress was not marked like theirs by a suo cession of electrifying ran-tans, his visits were often the turning-point of many an humble fortune and the crisis of many a hidden life. Letters that communicated the crashing of banks and foundering of fortunes, the deaths of rich relations and the births of heirs to vast estates, rarely, perhaps never, fouand place in Barney's bag; but letters strangely folded and wonderfully spelt, bearing English, American and Australian postmarks, brimful of love for the ' old home, the old country and the old faith," often rewarded the mothers' hearts and lovers' eyes that had waited and watched for many a day in silent expectation. And then who more glad than Barney, or who more im portant than he, as with spectacles on nose he read the precious document, aloud or apart, as the case might be, for those who were not able to read it for themselves t Never, perhaps, since the day that the first postman, whoever he may have been, started on his round.', had two letters of greater im portance to those about to receive them been j,gged in a leathern bag than two that Barney carried one morning across the hills, addressed, among others, to toe Gleb liouse, Ballycroes. And yet so slow bad been Barney's progress on this particular occasion that, although the par sonage was his tirst house of call, the break fast-party had broken up long since and, for getting the very existence of a post, bad sepa rated to their several pursuits. When, there fore, the great bell rang, and a budget of various shapes and sizes was handed in at the door, what with Mr. Neville in his study, the Professor in the library, Miss Barbara in her bedroom, and Mande in the garden. the old butler had to make quite a circuit of discovery before he could assign each epistle to its re spective owner. ,BSo unusually energetic was Barney's peal on this occasion that its echoes reached Mande in a little secluded nook at some distance from the house in which she and Fanny were aP6os tomed to spend their summer mornings work lug and reading. Tuey roused her from a deep and not very pleasant reverie; for Muoa'e now regretted the course she bad adopted, and ad mitted, to say the least of it, that her interview with the doctor had been highly unsatisfactory. Simple natures that wanaer from their sim pliotty are sure to lose their depth, and instead of rectifying evils invariably maks them worse. Now that Mande had had time for relection, she was forced to admit that a little extra prudence for the future was all that had been required to meet the exigencies of the ease, and that her iron resolutions had been simply waste of time. That her coldness had had the effect she had intended was evident; for although a fort night had now elapsed since the doctor's visit, nothing bad been heard of him since. The professor had left, after one or two fruitless eudeavors to see him, regretting that he had not, been able to show him a cast of coins that had arrived from Vienna the very morning after their cofCfrence. Fanny wondered, the rector grib!led from time to time at his absence, and talked of- writing or onllitg to inquire after bim, but of course did neither. ttande 'at aplart in the silence and isolation of her own lbearst, nlursing the secret that accounted to her oily tei pla:tuly for his absence. Still, while ale regretted the course she had idopred, it was lt without exouso. even to herself. It ha:d been no light matter for a young girl is tire lir.t fiu-h or her becuty and digiuity, con ecioume of her own integrity, and posseeing, mi;r'over, to small bshare of pereonal as well as family priue, to hear her motives auddenly qliestned atid her conduct canvassed. Same umug, too, had to be laid to the inopportune arrival of the doctor hbeforoebe had beeu able to deculde tue coare to be adopted with regard to him for the future. But, palliato her con lduct as she might, the unwelcome truth re omained that she had made a great mistake; nor could she hide froni herself the fact that her efforts, like those of the well-intentioned but ill judging peewit, had only suencceeded in attractgy the doctor's attention to herself, and that at a moment wheon sheo would have given worlds to have averted it. Over and over again sie tried to reassure herself that she had beenr roght after all, but her reasoning failed to convinci her. Worn by her conteuding emo tions, ahe began at length to grow pale and abstracted ; and when Barney's extra-vigorons peal brt,'ke u,oo her ear, she started and even trembled. iHer agitatuion Inoresed when she heard the foota~teps of the old servant advaec ing towards her retreat; and when he handed her a letter, addressed to heru an o unknown baud, she turned postively faint wth a strangea Isil lof ss~~as fe wie ek.~9 wedU hat. EISCELLINEOUS. BLOUNT SPRINGS, ALA. Great Southern Health and Pleasure Resort. Tt a waters from thesm justly celebrated Springs are a certain and speedy crs for RHEUMATISM, NEURALOIA, Chronio Sore Eyes, Geat, all Uruptive Diseases of the Skin, Pimples, Blotches, elaers of every description. and for Paralysis and almost every diAease the human flesh is heir to. They have no sulerlor on this Conti nent. The JACKSON HOUSE and sarroundinog coettages have been relitted, with capselty extended for the accommodation of more guests this sooson than ever beft re. RITUS CPF BOARD Dtttit.NG THBE UMSUAR IO, THS. By the day ......................................$ 20 By the wek...................................... 14 0 by the moonth Itwo or more in one room)......... 40 00 By the month (single person in room) ............ hU 0i BLOUNT SPRINGS are on the South and North Alabama Ralroad, 130 miles north of Montgomery, in the mountains and mineral region of North Alabama, and on the direct line cf travel from C:ntinnati to Mobile and New Orleans. jeoO lm J. D. TOWNER, Proprietor. SOUTHERN RELIGIOUS ART. E. HUMBRECHT, FRESCO PAINTER, Havlng given entire satisfaction to his many patrons, has been enonuraged to open a STUDIO at 76 ........... Carondelet Street. .......76 Between Poydras and Peroido Streets, (Residence-390 Goodchildren street, Third District) for the displav of his Paintings He to prepared to execute orders for all kinds of work, including LIFE-SIZE PICTURES TOR CHURCHES; STATIONS OF THE WAY OF THE CR3SS; BANNERS, eto., as also for Frescoing Churches. Prices alapted to the presen' circumstances of our people end, ceansequoenotvy, below those charged for the same works as per Canalogues from the North. - Befers to - His Grase, the Most Rev. Archbishop. and to the Clergy of oew Orleans; and to his Fresao Paint ings in the folio. ing Churches : Cathedral, et. Augustine's and Boly Trinity. The publin are cordially invited to visit Mr. Hum brecht's studio aend examine his works. mho0if THE BEST Photographs in the South, PERFECTION IN LIKENE88, RICH IN TONE, UNEQUALLED IN EVERY OTHER WAY, ARE LAD ATr WASHBURN'S NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY, Corner of Canal Street and Exohange Place. Elegant Designs, with all Modern Improvements. m4hi ly Finest Art Work. Pries Moderate. IMPORTANT I!! TO THE SOLID MEN, THE BUSINESS m FEN, THE YOUNG MEN, AND THE BOYS AND YOUTHS OF THIS CITY. COGAN & SONS' Custom-Made Clothing IS JUSTLY CELEBRATED For Its Style, Durability and Cheapness. As we keep no Eastern.made Clothing. our Goods are entirels OUR OWN bMAKE-cut and made in the house by flrat class Tailors, in styles specially to suit this city. From the NEWEST PATTERNW in SEASONABLE CLOL'iTd, DIAGONAl t. DOEiKINS and CASSI MERES. we are constantly making op NEW STYLES 1N CUSTOM-MADE CLOTHING. FOR MEN'S, YOUTHS' AND BOYS' WEAR, A strict role 'of the houes is to always give a FIRIST-CL4Ss FIT. and .",U PRICES will be fonnd to be.a great deal less than is usually paid for inlerior Northern-made goods. The buyers and wearers of Clothing can suit them. eslves better and pay Iss money at COGAN'S CLOTHING HOUSE, 19..............Canal Street.......... -.19 THAN AT ANY OTHER PLACE IN THIS CITY. - FA EW OF OUR PRICES - DurDnable BUSINESS SUITS, from ....... $6 s0 to $12si 00 Nret CAr8iMERER SUIT., from......... 9 tot 14(0 French FLANNEL SUITS. romn........l Ot0 to 15 00 Elegant DIAGONAL SUITS, from.......1. l0 to 1950 Dress BLACK SUITS, from............ 150 to 2i 00 Square Cat bACK E OATS, from.......... 50 to 900 Prince Albert FROCK COATS. from.... 8 00 to 14 00 Stylish CAS IMERE PANTS, from...... 75 00to 4 50 English WORtf TED PAN TS, from ...... 35010 5, Black DOESKIN PANTS, from.......... 450 to 650 Everlastig JEANS PANTS, from....... to 275 FahIonable DRESS VESTS. from....... 150to 350 Boys' SCHOOL and DRESS SUI I'8, from. 450 to 9 00 Light and Hetvy OVERCOATS. from.... s5 to 1200 Also a special line of Imported CLOTHS. 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