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From ot tbse ta a word's ruash ad din Tbeto *te ae go5et; c The noa esrI itu eiterd in. Aa at st rest. oew em the wild tide eof sfirsm Th'e atue were ioeat ; s At lost ru hopee stares. Thou through the dim doers of the p t, a All puts of bltmoe. t sine fo meotltee leatiag fast.- His mtters name. "Ahi all this led world cslk the bet 1'4 gev." be mld. t "S feeil her hand; on h de"t breast Toeo is my heSd. " ry within the erowned day. golu woild bojoy,. Could h but ear me far away, tne miore her boy." *a'sn streagth is weaknes, after all te oteed e feeed ;1 HIUre. 'se cn still heart's wdd cl" ll, io.e ratse are blssoed. Aeroes the the that know. sa fear A sbade swep tast I As if a following aset mear That mmenat pasted. The semred tluoo of the room I Did mot ly stir; A epedmtor (within the sloom C) her, orbie I Out to the groa world's rush and din, 1 The butlo blame. rte pros mm wvi Are his-not rsot. Par out seld the erth'c trUrmil A stogas e intnds C Upheld a rtsmpb and in te1s omahomand.. rat who may lift with subtle vad The maks we www I I Scat taow ba worere' hband a .n bhis har, d 1 amly knew throegh all hfe' harme T)rough a's's saqy. I scuetaw eosccow that rther's arms Wil reach her by. ADHEMAR DX BELCASTEL, Os n BE NOT HASTY IN JUDGING. IE osLLohI i by the Nmw Yort Catrlclir Pablloatto , Compay. aid pabltohod pith its lpertmnoo.so I (ntinmed. I xix. 1 oach were Blanohe'se sad forebodings in spite P' ot the comforts and affectionate attentions a earroending her. Adhemar bhad relieved her a' Iearm in regard to it. Clair, by informing her bi that he had already met him twice at M. de p lamart's. "His counteneane and manners," a wret hbe, "expressed the quinteeence of ba- n ed. For my part, I treat him with civility eale, but he wb really insptred me with true emsassloma. You are wrong to fear him-I eo have no feare of himn; suppose he should in. m alt me, well, 1 shall try to bear it patiently, t as Ohrisetia should." m s ale spokeof having settled with d'Har- ti seert' creditors, and of having had him re- fit moved to comfortable quarters prepared by M. deClamart. The sick man's soul, he said, woe in di a meet frightful state, and neither himself 0a or VYllfort. who, being in Paris at this time, h loed nuree him with true 1Chriatian charity, ~ coald awaken the elightest glimmer of repen t e. It was horrible, this spectach of aC anner eombating death and giving vent to hie MIbst In langnsge that appalled the most Blanche prayed most fervently for him and o - offered up several good worke for his conver- a Iios. Adhemar also wrote that Mmi. Daval wih the children wonll join her in a short a time, and they weald all come on' to Paris to g r. Although the miserable d'llrooort hw the eight rf hie obildren, which recall ad so many painfal mnmories, Adbemar t judged it better thar be should see them, hop Ulg that this perha.p itbight soften hie obdn sate heart. Deli,.btel lith the idea of meetirg herbhuband so much etonner than she had at Set expected, Blanche counted the interven lag daye as if thry hbd ',.-n ) ears, and notbing bat his daily letters au her exercisee of piety eould render the teditua supportable. But one day the mail oente, and no letter ; extday it was the ssn'e. Her fears in reaord to Bt. Clair. assowed gigantio proportions. hLe had known hirm fronm infancy, and judged him eapable of anything; a marn of indomita ie will and uncontrollablo passions, he added to these traits a lack of principie that render ed him wholly nuscropolous as to the means of attalning b's ends. Elise, who was also o qualnted with him, and to whom Blanchbe ocemaineated her fears, appeared to regard them as exapgerated, though not unfounded. "Mow, dear Blanche," said she, "it is my torn to preach. Where is your oerfidence in God, yorsenbmisaion to hie will ? You have an op porteulty of putting it in practice, and thus wpersding me of the power of your prinet Belides her ooueln's little sermon, Blanche beard another at ourhob, whitc seemed ex prrerly adapted to her wants. "If we have lay recognirsd Jesus Christ for our Lord and Master," said the clergyman, "we will abandon everything into his bands, pesouaded that he leads as to eternal happiness, though the road be often rough and.tooruy. We oill sereelves his servants. we prvese to believe in ise wisdom, his power, his love, yet cowardly abrink from the tesot whenever be requires the least proof of that conviction. If our faith were what it ought to be, we would humble ourselves at hie feet and say : 'My God, we know we are incapable of directing our hearts and works towards the end of our creation. Too alone can do it; take poeseesicn of us, andby whatever moans your divine wisdom We expedient impress upon as your glorious image. You know our temptations, our weak nesese; dispose all the events of our life with wefbrence to our eternal welfare ; listen to no 1prayer but those whiob bhrvethis end in view, the only one worthy of our effort:s. With this Wvely faith we will receive uomurmuringly eey evoent an direoted by that wisdon whbco eannot err, that love which is above all under atandinge; we will be ready to look upon everything that comes from your hand as our greatestgood; sostained by your power. we a ll Andjopy Itself amidst the severest af·ilo tionl." Bleanche, sineerely nniting with these words, and endeavoring to acquire omuch dispositions a would prevent any new sorrows from alter inS her coeformity to the will of God, felt her heart relieved of a heavy burden. mue. Doval arrived in the evening, and the meeting with her and the children was aseo a giret oonsolatlon to Blanhobe. The idea that Adhemar bad enl gageod in a serioeus brawl with 0 I wL a0 ppeared lnadluieible to his aunt. bhblound many reasonsl to explain hise silence, s ad ore separatting from her niece, to return to Sthe hotel, she had mImoat eooceeded in banish. inag the latter' fears. xx. Next mornlog's mail still brought no letter; med poor Blanohe was douobly dlappoltaed, as a be woe expeeting one which would fix the day whea they were to meet Adhemar in Peris. .- b tried her best to behar this trial in the ,,: " plris, and joined her friends with a .+, attempt a obeehrfuinems. Melville, mb. lgogey, appeamed very serious. Eiee . ,elideit also, and after anxiously qaestion. -.. a upon hle health, conoluded, from hil a tory replies, thatr her mother was .'l be sad Blanche had agreed to con ' I"boUt her, ned by his wife, be 41rew her Into ge us o a emqalnt her with what had toltewde theMs. "Oh l emelaIame she, "I know wbifI C is; do aot be afkaid to tell me the painful a truth I' and then added, with forced sompo- I1 sure: "I am prepared for it." Seeing the look C of eorsteroatioo upon their fsoees. her strength ti forsoom her, and abe fell back upon a chair, w murmuring: "My God ! my God I have pity ft on met Eli.e, do not tell me that be is no a! more!" " le is not dead, dear Blanche; he is oct ye dead! Compose yourself, and you shall Lear IL" tr Then Melville handed her a letter he had to just reoeived from M. de Clamart. "Monsienr," it said, "I am deeply grieved at to inform you of aL event that took place yes- et terday. My dearest friend, the Cocrt Adhe- at mar de Beloastel, has reoeived a wound which I fear may prove fatal His saterings are gi very great, and his anxiety about Mme. the as Oonteese augments them." m "1 will go at once," exclaimed Blanche, at almost distracted. "I will nurse him. E.ise, to let me start." "Yes. my dear Blanche; but compose your- pl self, and listen to the reest of the letter, whilst di Melville makes the arrangements for your de- ea partare. I will accompany you." "Oh ! no, Elise, it is not necessary. No one in but God can give me the alightest eonsolation. vi Let me hare the letter;" and taking it, she th ruahed to her chamber, where, costing herself fe copon her knees, she cried aloud in anguish. " Gd of Goodness, spare himl tsave nim !' p After praying most fervently for strength to bear this heavy cross, she finished reading M. wl de Claemart's letter. of " The Count de Beleaatel," so she read, "dtd ro nothing to provoke this outrage. M. de St. ye Clair's violenoe has proved him utterly regard- I less of honor. The Coont's beautiful character ac shines forth, if possible, with redoubled los.- H t-e. Aware Mme. the Countess that I will do ev everything in my yower to oreserve a life we dearer to me than my own. My friend talks inceesaotly of his dear Blanehe, and begs that so I wils soothe her axions fears.' si Adeluge of tears slightly asaged Blaneoe's to agitation. She was soon Joined by Mne. Do ea val, pa'e as death, bot calm and resigned. "t Melville having promptly made all the sr- a I rangements. the two ladies, preceded by a it courier, set ut o on their journey in a frame of mind that beggars description. re Just as they were getting into the carriage, ce Mnme. Melville handed them another letter. Im It was from M de Capron, and addreeaad to vs Elise. MUe. Duval opeted it, and read the £5 contents alood, as they sped alod' at a rapid s51 rate, be " Madam" said this letter, "I have been du grossly deceived by M. de St. Clair. My im- lie prudent connection with him has implieated ha me in a dishonorable act of his perpetration, Wni and which obligee me to ly the country. But before leaving I most do eveything in my tb' power to repair a fault I so bitterly deplore, tie and also to render justice to Count Adhemar's e]l noble condokt. "You know, madam, the reasons I believed eld I had for hating this estimable man; I regard- ol ed him as a miserable egotist and a oonsum- no mate hypocrite. St. Clair had persuaded me ms that he was vesy nakind to his wife, a wo- fin man worthy of the deepest respect and affec- be tion; that she was dying of chagrin. Already ret l,rejudioed against him, I placed mplioit con- he fidenoe in these oalomnies. Day 1 'fore ysster- I day I met him at M. de Clamart's St. Clair, wi arriving a few moments afterwar :, accosted eel him in a manner so disdainful tb ,t it really rea amounted to inoolence. Not contei t with this, he sought every occasion of p' quing the Bl Count; but the latter, taking no notice of it, invariably replied with becoming dignity. St. Di Clair, determined to push matters to extremi- Pa ties, pretended to search his pockets for a piece tb of poetry he had promised Mie. de Clamart, mi and in doing so oteontatiously drew forth a letter, which be threw upon the table with on affeoted indifference, exclaiming: "Oh! I wi thought this was it; but I am mistaken. This th is only a letter." Casting my eye upon the we writing, I immediately recogoized it ai that of the Countems iBanohe. '' " I saw in an instant the drift of this. But ar Adbomar, not deignirg to glance in that di- we retion. 8r. Clair's pefidy would have been un'uceeseful had not Mme. de Clamart ex claimed: 'Ole ! whaI t beau-iful penmnisbip. It in a lady'se Monsieur, is it perisi'aible for me n' to .examine it mire clsnely.'" w: '"Certainly, aidam.' said he. '"Di"d you see it, Count t' added Mne. de th C:aniart. nc "Casting his eyes upon it, Adhenimr, pale TI as deiath, seized the later, and looking intent- fa ly at Sr. Clair, said in a severe tone : 'I shall be not suffer this, monstear. I am perfectly ac- pt 1qainted with the motive and hand that pro- in oeaed this letter." di " Sr. Clair made no reply, but his constenance was the picture of concentrated fury. M. de yi Clamart, alarmed at what had jost occurred, si hastened to interpose between them. "Do not at be frightened, my friend,'eaid the Count,'I will at explait alt this to you another time; but there is some one here who needs no explanation.' w St. Clair, utterly confounded, took leave, after hi several ineffeotual attempts to recover his self- to possesslon. I soon followed him. h •' 'You support injuries bravely, St. Clair.' n said I. 'I can endure everything tor the sake on of snatching Mme. de Beleastel from the si hands of her tyrant,' said be; and then v added, 'Capron, you most be my second 8 when I meet this man for the last time, I o hope.' fi " I was commissioned to carry the Count a ii challenge the next morning. He replied : u ""M. do St. Clair knows my principles in re- ai gard to doeiling. He ought also to know that t I will never meet him with arms.' o "'It is true, Count," said I, 'that M. de St ii Clair knows your professions of religion; but a be also thinks that when a gentleman allows f himself to treat another as yon treated him o yesterday morning, he must either abandon f his principles or pass for a coward. Tne severity of these principles which he alleges as e a reaseu for refusing to allow a vindication of I tarnished honor, ought to have prevented his A offering the inult.' "You are very severe, M. de Capron," said he; 'bot did you recognize the writingon that letter St. Clar vaunted so conuepicuonily " 1 " Y,:, M. le Count." " I am very certain that you are mistaken; but supposeng yon are not, would yon deem it incoiusisteot with my prinoiples to defend the fair nanie he has not dared to tamper with ?"' " I was almost vanquished; but not wishing to admit tt, I insisted upon an answer to the Schalleuge of him I styled my friend. "The Count replied that he had already r given one, and that nothing in the wortd con!d parsuade him to take part in anouh a deed, equally condemned by the laws of religion and humanity. S"I knew that would be his answer," said St. Clair. on learning the result of the inter view; 'but he shall not escape me thus. His days are numbered; he has but a few more tolive !' "Later he sent me a message, requesting me to meet him at seven o'clock the next morn ing in the B'is de BJalogne. On the spotat the appointed hour I ound St. Clair alone iand ; impaltisatly awaiting Adhemar. I enquired i bow he had at las indouced him to come. y " He must come!" replied he, in a tone of . fory. Just at that moment aoarriago contain is lug M. de Clamart passed by on the road to hit. a Cloud, and a minute or so after that of the s, Coont. Two of S. Clair's attendants stoppedl o them. 'Why are we stopped t' said Beloastel . to Clamart, as they both deeoeoded from their Is Oarrieg55. ,s s. Clair, concealed behind a busheb, now s. stepped forwarrd. "You have been stpp,.d, monsieur," said he, " to oblige you to wen my 0 tarnished honor from the stain yeou wished to A nmt upon it, So away with your seotpls; to "Tartig townd*s fet 4 assaIf, the a a gros deception bas been pt)r tleed upon me. lHere is a note from one of my friends at 8L. 0 Cloed, loviting me to meet him there st eight b thie morning; but I know th.t it was e written by I. de aS. ClaIr. I need go no farther. And you, Clamsrt. I suppose, came ti also witbhout knowing why." "I received" said - Clamart, "a note from n you, requesting me to meet you bere." 5 " Since this is the oase, my fried, let us rto. torn together," replied Adbemar, advancing t towards the carriage " Never." raid St. Clair, rushing to the latter, h and holding him fast. "now we have mes, von I1 ebshall give me the satisfaction Idemand. Here a are pistols. choose " h "Are you a fool I" exclaimed Bsleastel, no grily. and then immediately turning to me, W said calmly : "'MonsIeur. you know my deter- tI mlnation; your friend is too exetted to under- g stand me, I repeat it, nothing shall induce me I to do as be desires." "St. Clair, almcet beside himself, pouted a tl pistol at the Const's breust, exrelimitg as he it did so: "You shall not gol Yoer cowardice shall not save you !' Adhbemar seised the pistol, and fired it 6 into the air. SB Clair took another. I ad- h vanooed to restrain him, bat t was too late; o theCount reoeived the chsrge in his side, and felL re "With an infernal laugh, St. Clair disap- t peered. a "esisted Clamart in raising the Count, who, though sinking into unconscionsiess, i1 offered me his hand, saying: " My dear Cap- d run, you are deceived in the man you consider a your friend; you do not know him. Tell him b I pardon bihim, and adviee him to quit the oountry as quickly and secretly as possible. b His eervant, Lspierre, came to me yesterday h evening-I need not say any more. With these words he fainted. it "One cf his footmen now returned with a g esurgeon from the village of Boologne. He as sisted as in taking the Count to Paris. Re- A turning to ounscionsness. the wounded man b seemed worried at still seeing me about him. a "Capron," said he, "do not stay here; you are n a man of too much principle to be implicated te in soch a villainous affair." as "I begged his pardon. ' I have nothing to at reproach you with,' said he, 'you were da. -t ceived by a ireacheroce friend. Bit permit bi me to acquaint the world with a fact I am hi very anxluns should be known, sparing the gi guilty, however, as much as pota ble; for, bi straining a point, the diasarge might hbae a; been ascodental. You cannot imagine how it bl distresses me to think that every one will be lieve I voluntarily repaired to the spot. Per. cc bsps one day youe will underestand my feel- A ings on this point." He could say no more. Y " Though oonsidering the woend dangerous in the physicians think that his strong conetitan fo lion and temperate habits will enable him to i survive it ." Whilst Mme. Dnval was reading, Blanche. ea clasping her hands convulsively, would ex- hL claim every few mi nutes, " O Adbemar i good, noble heshand. bt. Clair your seassmn ! Ab, w madam!" she continued when the letter was finished. "do you think there is the fainteet I: hopes I do not deserve it. I have so little resignation to the will of God. )ear Lord t if fa he does not recover, oh! let me follow him." Mme. Duval endeavored to soothe the young re wife's agitation; she was deeply affected her- TI self, but calm and resigned, for she had been he reared in the school of aflictlon. They travelled with all possible speed. i Blanobe war opposed to stopping at all before th the end of this lcng journey. In vain Mme. tk Duval represented to her that she would reach fo Paris almost exhausted, and not able to boar oc the emotion consequent upon seerug Adhe- to mar. am "I'f he still lives," said she, "we can sleep id on getting to Paris; if be is dead, I do not wish to survive b s lose. How wrong to speak A thus; but O my God! have p:iy upon the u weakness of your creatures." n Soothed by prayer, and worn out with bitter H wet-pini, B:ancthi fell asleep in i-ume. Diva!'s f. arms, and did not awake until jo09 as they w were entering Paris. The courier who bad preceded tr.e ladies f& now met them wa:n j'ytul news-the Cuout t was much better. dt Bianche's fainting hopes revived. Returning w thanks to Heaven; she reproached herself for e not havinrg borne the trial more resignedly. There was room, however, tot repairing this ti fault. Adhemar bad bhen represaoted as moch ft better than he really was. and during the long d period of his illness, whilst nursing him with ft indefatigable tenderness, her hopes were often g dashed by cruel fears. it Tnongh improving slowly, the crisis was not a yet passed; a dangerous operation which the a sick man must undergo would determine it, ti and the physicians were only awaiting the 0 abatement of his fever. Adhemar, nursed so tenderly by his wife, to whose every movement revealed the depths of ti her affection for him, felt how little he was de tached from life; yet be none the less offered p his whole being to God, and endeavored to 5 nourish sooh sentiments as became a dying a man. Eneouraged by his example, Blanche a strengthened herself In submission to the dl. d vine will. And when Adhemar received the a Sacraments, in preparation for the dangerous C operation which was to decide his life, Blanohe, f fully embued with the love of God, and enter-. ing into her husband's feelings, seemed lifted up to heaven. Earth lost its hold upon her I soul, and the happiness she had been permitted ' to enjoy hereseemed so feeble, so transient, in comparison to that endless feliclty awaiting us t in the bosom of God, that she generously made an offering of her sorrow and even her life, I for the conversion of the miserable d'Har court, who at this moment came vividly be fore her mind. The excellent Mme. Duval ndver left this I unfortunate creature; but her efforts seemed I fruitless, both in regard to body and soul. Adhemar desired to speak with him before 4 submittnlog to the decisive operation we bae I mentioned. In vain did every olne try to pre vent it, reminding him of the perfec', quit his physicians had prescribed. Adheoar per sisted, hoping that a few words from one ap parently s3 rear the grave might make some impreahson upon his miserable brother in-law. D'Harcourt was placed upon a sofa near Adbemuat'a b-d. Biauche now asw for the first time this man, who had once been considered one of te tandsoumeest of his day. He had a remarkably fl:e figure; but now, weak and feeble to the last degree, he was bent like s reed. His eadaverou, features, his I fied saud hollow eyes, his diffi:nlt reerpration, Swere well calnculated to excite fears of his dy I ing st any moment, lie oertainly was a most pitiable object. Adhomar especially regarded d him with an expressrion of profound sympatthy and anxiety. D'Haroourt having b-en com Sfortably fixed upon the sofa, the servants re e tired. lie seemed almost ebxhausneted from the removal g "I have desired to speak with you," laid - Adhemar. " Tne last time I saw you you t seemed e> horrified at the thoughts of seurviv i og a change in your existence, that I have d been anxiora to know if you feel any better disposed now." f "Better disposed now!" repeated d'Hsrcourt, - in a sepulchral tone. "What reoe.n bhave I to . feel better disponed I I have hell in prospect; a the only change I can expect is hell sn re l a!itv." S " Bat, d'H srcourt," replied Adhemar. deeply r moved, " why th:s terrible aunlcipation? Heaven is not yet beyond your reaceh; theugh r the gates are now shot sgsi:st youn, humility I, and rep~nutance can open them. We are both, y perhaps, upon the brink of eternity."' '" Eternity ," exo'aimed d'lHartcurt, " eter onity ! Oh it is a frightful word I cannol • ih ff I eauln r ti r a tae.eu hs " Stteredtt s lest words with banasee i of heart-rending despair, and each absorbing to bitterness that he lost sigh6 of everything a' else. Pt Blanche ventured to say : "It Isi the priva- to tion of your natural rest, ntoonieur, that he abroads the fttare in stah gloomy colors. One la night of tracqoil sleep would dissipate these al nud thoughts." " Well," replied he. "is it not your God who to refuses me sleep His vengeance is upon me. m My torment has began l Not a hair of my tii head can ohange color without his permission, pr they tell me. They say this is In his word; consequently I do not sleep merely because he at he has decreed that I shall not." "' There is no such deeree of God as that." am said Mme. Daval. "You r(fase to believe in of the truths that would really benefit you, but vi give credit to tLe dreams of your own area- G4 lion." w '"'And the worm that never dies, the fames t that never cease to burn,' are they dreamp at too?" te Adhemar made a sign for Blanche to retire. in Leaving the room, she prostrated herself before the ornoifix, and offered up to God all on her own earthly happiness for the conversion V of this miserable creature. hi Adhemar, left alone with his brother-in-law, as regarded him some moments in silence; then, in taking in his own the emaoiated hand of this at unfortunate being, he said: w: "' D'Haroourt, perhaps I sball precede you at aj the tribunal of toe 8overeign Judge. Will you m, deprive me, at the point of death, of the only m consolation I ask of yonu as a friend and bh brother I" For some minutes d'Harconrt made no reply, ac bat, Adhemar patiently awaiting his answer, re he said at last In a voice choked with emotion: bi "Can I believe that you really feel so much an interest in a person whom you have had snch de good reason to curse t" "Oh If you could read my heart," replied pt Adhemar, "you would see that in spite of the at bonds of affection attaching me to earth, I am i willing to offer my life for your eternal happi- or nesse D'Haroourt, I would never have spoken br to you of the wrongs you have done myself and family, but since you have mentioned the an subject, let me tell you, at this solemn moment, p. that all is forgiven and forgotten. 0 my co brother, if a feeble creature whom yen believe be bas had the right to curse you, finds his reli- pr gion the most powerful motive for loving and wi blessing yoen, what cannot yon expect from the em anthor of this holy religion, who has given his no blood and life for your eternal salvation T" to "Always eternity I" interrupted d'Harcourt, in convulsively snatehing away his hands from Adhemar, "ohl that word ills me with horror! ba Your prayers, your supplications for me are all It in vain I Yes, I feel that there is an eternity, be for I have begun already to realise its tor ments. An insatiable thirst devours me. it onnames my entraels; I cry aloud for the dis solation of my being. Hell can have no greater horrors than such a life." " There is still time to save yourself-one word of repentance." " Repentanoe It has been along time since I have felt even remorse l" " God wishes to save you. He places your 1S fate in your own hands." " It sould not be placed in worse hands," A replied d'Haroourt. with a sardonic laugh. Then making an effort to rise, be forced Ad hemar to call some one to hib assistance. Before separating, Adhemar spoke a few W more words of brotherly affeetion; but no thing asemed to make any impression noon this miserable creature, who found new food for despair in everything that was said to en- A courage his hopes. His heart appeared dead 17 to the most touching impressions of divine mercy, whilst his soul dwelt in terror upon the idea of eternal damnation. Having rested a little after this exertion, Adhemar conversed tenderly with bie wife upon the bappinese of another life, anld the neeesiaty of placing our affections on high. He really needed this conversation as a solaoe for the sad emotions eioited by the interview with d'Harconrt. cr Valfort now arrived, end the surgeons who were to :erform the operation. Mesdames Do ral and Clamart led lonche out of rbe room, BI for, almost ill iromn exoitemout, she needed at- 1 tent,ion as well as the patient. In a sbortrime eome one came to announce that the operation was happily over, and the second ball extract ed from the wound. Blanche returned to bher husband and passed twenty-four hours of the most cruel esuspense, for after th operationAdhemar 16 devoid of life. The doctor had left a potion, a few drops of which were occasionally to be given the patient. This sustained his flicker- Cl ing life; but for several days he remained in a state of extreme weakness. At last he gradu ally began to gain strength. and one day, to the great joy of all his friends, the dootor po nonuced him entirely out of danger. Adhemar, who had so confidently expected to die, could searcely believe it. "I mest scr tainly be dreaming," said he. "Are you sorry to be restored to life?" re plied Blanche, in the tenderest accents "Con- B sent to live for me; God has restored yem to my prayers; he knew how much I needed a 14 guide. a ooansellor. You were prepared to die. God has recalled you to life; esteem it as a new gift from Heaven, Let us seek to glorify B God together, and let us express our gratitude for him by doing all we can for the good of others." I " Amiable preobherI" said he. "you have quite reconciled me to life; but that were a very easy task." Mme. Duval, entering just at that instant, i mingled her thanksgivings and tears of joy vdth theirs. Adhemar enquired for his brother in-law. " He sleeps at last," she said. " What I is be dead 1" " He has been dead about an heour, and I have reason-to believe that he has made his C peace with God." " So, my dear aunt, Jour efforts have been crowned with sucoees. How rejoiced I am to hear this good newel" " It was not I who was the instrument of this miracle. God made use of a child to so oroplish his merciful designs. As d'Harcourt hbad expressed no desire to see hise children, I did not take them to him until everything else bad failed to make an impression on hbe har dened heart; then I resolved to try this means. They approached him with mingled respect and timidity. He saw at once that they had been instrooted in the duty of filial devotion. Looking at them long and tenderly, he at last exclaimed: 'Can it be possible that these little angels are my hobildren i' " They seated themselves by his side and be gan to caress him. 'Papa,' said little Marie, wirh infantile grace, ' yon will soon be per feot.' "' What makes you think that, Marie ' said he. " ' DBoanse, papa,God afP icts us only to make ns gond.' "B ot, Marie, does he not also afflict nas a a pnnishment for having been wicked?' replied her father, awaitoing her answer as if it were the seal of his condemnation. "'No, paps, it is to rrevent as from being go any more; if we are sorry for doing wrong, and confese it, he will love us and heal our troubles. He wili come to meet us.' '' Hle will come to meet eal' repeated d'Har nourt, who was apparently struck with these simple words. "'Yes, papa; shall I read what he says in the Gospel i' "Toen she read the parable of the Prodigal 8on. He listened very attentively, and when she came to this passage: ' And when he was , yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and running to him, fell upon his neck and kissed him.' he Sseemed deeply touohed. I now went out of the to e Rtyb a w hours leep ms snae on awakening was to ask ft a priest. H ex. prsemed greeat gratitude to Valforte ad mysesf for our attention and kindcts. The last words he said to me were tbese: * Tell my brother.-n. law that I die in hopes of moery, like the thief upon the cros. - Vallort complied with the last esd duties to the unfortunate d'Haroourc. Mame. Daval'e mission having terminated, and Adhemar eon tinuing to improve abe returned with her pupils to the castle of 8t. Adhemar made rapid propress towards health ind strength. Blanohe eill devoted every moment to him, without once thinking that she wee in Paris. that great city she had so often longed to see. She read to him, she con versed with him, she made use of every talent God had bestowed upon her, every resource within reachb, to divert his mind and relieve the tedium of this involuntary imprisonment, and Adbemst could not help tininking that bhe tender cares had transformed his sick chamber into an earthly paradise. He was quite worried to know wbhat had be come of st. Clair, and learned at last, through Valfort that he had sueceeded in oonseealig himself, but .was betrayed by one of his old servants-the very same who had aesisted him in abstracting Bianohe's letters from the mail, and whose serviaes he had considered fully.re warded. On seoount of some subsequent dis agreement, this man swore vengeance, and, making known rbie master's plsee of conceal meat, St. Clair wee arreeted and would soon be brought to trial. Valfrt, going to see the cuolprit, both for old acqamintdnoe sake and because of Adhemar's reiterated entreaties, was soon convinced that his greatest regret arose from not having succeeded in accomplishing the murderous deed. " And this," said Blanobe " is the man who pretended to love met He would have stopped at nothing that could overwhelm me with misery I Ah, it is himself he loves, and his overweening pride, his Jealous hatred, have brought him to this!' Adhemar's heart was tilled with compeasion and indulgence for this sad victim of violent passions, wbioh he bad never been taught to control.- "This is just wbhat I might have been," said be, " had not the greas of God prevented me. I willingly pardon him, and would have been pleased to have heard of hie escape; but since he is arrested, all I can do now is to carefually avod whatever may tend to his condemnation when called upon to give in roy testimony". Blanche, though admiring these sentiments. had conesderable dmo-llty in endorsing them. It was easy enough to pardon her own wrongs, but Adhemar's-ob I it was very hard indeed. (Concloded neat week.) HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS j CARPET8. CARPETS. ELKIN & CO. 168.............. Canal 8treet....... . ..168 Are receiving new sad elegant styles of AXMINSTIER. VELVET, BRUSE3LS. THRI1.PLY ad 1NGRAIN CARPETS. ORPICE MATTINGB, WINDOW SRADES amd CORNICES., CURTAINS and UPHOLSTERY GOODS, 01l. CLOTHS, from eiz to eighteen feet wtid. a. eett 77 ly A TBIR LOWlBC T PRIOCES. i A. BROUSSEAU & BON, 17.........- ..Chartres Street............19 IMPORTER AND DEALER IN sm Carpetings, h FLOR OIL-CLOTHS,. CHI!& AND GOCOA MATTING. TABLE AND PIANO COVERS, WINDOW H3ADES. CRUMB CLOTHS. RUGS, MATS. CARRIAGE. TABLE AND HNAMELOIL-C'LOTH& P WHOLEBALB AND ZETA II. CURTAIN MATERIALS- Lace. Reps. Dammasks Cornicea , Bands, Pine, Gimpe, Loops and Tassea, Hair Cloth. Plush. Bod Ticking and Springs, BURL..tPS. by the pale and Piect. Pricees o low as those of any one elee s in the trade. rCD2 77 Iv FU NITURE HUGH FLYNN'S, 167 and 169.....Poydrae Street .....167 nd 169 You can lad the CHEAPEST BEDROOM SETS. THE CHEAPEST DINING ROOK SETS, AxD THE LOWEST PRICE PARLOR FURNITURE IN THE CITY. A large stock, sand anxious to ell. ee1417 ly B·epeotfally informs bt friends mad the public that at his new store, 144 ............ Camp Street ............144 He has a fresh and well-selected eortmeat of BUILDERS' and GENERAL HARDWARE COarpeaters' Tools. Grates. Stvesr and Hans. urnish. lng Goods of all kinds. He Is better prepared than ever before to do Cepoer. Tin and Sheet Iron Work. and will furnish estImate. to Bnildere and others, and guarantees atlisftio toall. je1l7 ly NEW SEWING MACHINES AT HALF PBIOCB AT J. BOOTH'S GENERAL SEWING MACHINE DEPOT, No. 614 Magazine Street, near Josephine. 0 Havn monow completed a'rangementa t buy my h a ehlne cireot from the Manraotnterse for cash and emplo ing no canvasseta to whom large sslries or oommlssions are paid, I enm ble to offer greater nduocementa than any other house in the city to parties deirting to pnrchase any of the popuar e SEWINO MAtCHINS18 I have also a lag-e stock of serond hand Maltlne,. allot wbihb have been rebnilt and are guaranteed eUal to new, ad whlcho I oan ll at from $15 to 935. I e , change. reut and repair all kinds of Sewing lsohlnes. t A complete stock of NHsedte, Oil and Attachmente for all Machines. J. BOOTH 014 Maeazone street, New Orleans. F, Agent for Batterlck'e and M me. Demorest's Patterns. It m 77 ty .e E8TAsi~UmI no 13Sm. r, G. PITARD, IMPOTX AND DEALER In id HABDWABE, GBATEB, te PAINTS, OILS. VARNISH, WINDOW BLAB WALL PAPER, ETC., d 221 and223...... Canal Street......221 and re Between Rampart sad Basin steeta, ap4tly i sw oaLzusae. g! ATTENTION! r Families, Individuals, Everybody. DO ANY OF YOU WANT FURNITURE AT A in GENUINE BARGAOIN al If so, call at my estab!isfmeot, 17T Camp street, and on ook at my stock std nacertain my prices I know I Scan satisfy and a 1 to yeao, if you with t3 toy and will ad ca'l. There is nothing in the Farniture line that I do to mot have, and of the very beat quality. he W. B. RINGROSE, he ses l7 ly lTd Camp street. AMFRICAN COTTON TIE CO,, 47...........Caredel, t ,te... Bow NotJA ' Tbh W. AYn A G 0o. " (LaWITr) bassv ang fl eae r In th . KELLE,( er %D being asdeae d o gvegy. Tha Cmssa a IO gs tf largosa am etre dsonsed hea hss . Sates .the esi. rDd Vc .rl e s open he .r.et aarad sarte~ . As as eleetoa ~lhe L on ad, thee y llowing amed getdase wer eeets D1et ' thie objept anto parpoe for the empus y ontinaed patrnage of the uatlraag el Ma, O . W. RYNe & Co., J. H. KELLER, S uouAomlu op 110Any ot he p. w m ALL KIN1)6 01 LAUNDRY AND loLU? amp XU=LLNR'A F &AOUd CARB13LO 6o01 adRe 7e eor Clersiend on premiums tfea by Per. HIBBIb-I INSURANCE COMPANI Oc.., No. 37 Camp Street JOHN BHEDURSON. Preddeas. P. IR(mk i, wih treb r et. IHOM. P. BRAGG. leereLary. eit of the oto ..k note. In as el iviens eld on anu l ayd e 7thkpyl, n loleowing named gentlemen were hoese D'redsaw thinO the o of therve for the eringd parml P. INCOLN Jo Hdn ThVaE AUng. Them B I*, Wioiam Hart. Uie s e. ' ad aba meetins of the Be ardde4 My tBlb,1 HD PreNew r dent. P. . IRWIN. and THOr B. BRAGG.at Secretery, ware The Board declared out of the not preil at Company for the peat twelve, moths 10 per eat s. torest; also s per oat diridendoan the paid ep eqihi and So per cent dividend en pramiumn paid by iset holdera (making, with the rebate, $n per oantee pa miums). Said Interest and dividenda to be pei adid eredlt ot the stook note0. Interoet and dividenda on full paid stookpeielh. oaah at the Ofice of thoCouIpany on and atlarWYlml prom TIOR. 3. UBAGO. Sseeiy. Now Orleans. May it. ttl7. =I "l T J LINCOLN rsA REMOVES ALL KINDS OF bUIhDINUI O..,e up Robin stad. Allo omn.gcnatiens should he addressed ts I 11i M0cban.o.' and Traders' Ezchange. nnierb.C HoRel. New ('nean.. Counnr, ordere moiuntlvattaaded to. aoitll CARRIAGE MAKERS. OBEPH 8TtI tI-- mroerag aNo al aL 11r Carriage, Wagon and Cart EaterWal, Springs, Axles, Boals, eedy-Made Whee, Bodies, Wood Work, Trtmmap, PAINTS AND VARNISES. BARILVN PATET WE s Agent for the Celebrated BLAOKSMITH'S FAN BLOWN.t Carriage and Wagon Maker and - Salesroea and ,meery Nos. 43 45 and 47 Perdido 8tree, Near Carondelet StreeoL deS 77T . rEw oLt.aas. J. THOMSON & BROS., Carriage and Spring Wagon Makers 68 and 70...... Ramprt Street ...... 68 Between Common and Gratver. Recelived Highess Premiums at State Wairs of 1. l33 anod 1876 for best yamlyPbmia. Viotse I00 aud Top Blggtes.l Beer Wage., Oe's Wagon. -preee Wage oa. . Being practcal workmen, ande - the bet meanIsP . we are prepared or repair Carriage,, Buggles. Spring W refer to many bunicees men in the city our manunfactue. All work guaraated., W .F. CLARK, 134 and 136......Rampart Street...134 Sa Betweep Toulouse and St. Pe, -r - Manufacturer of all kinds of - Carriages, Barouches, Buggle, Express Wagons, Platform and Elliptic Wagons, BRWING MACHINE WAGONS, a1m Agent for Jae. UCnningham r Son' oelde -..l riages and Hearse. Country orders prmopmpy attended 00. -" UNDERTAKERS. FRANK JOHNSON, Undertaker, 205 and 207....Magazine Street....i New Orlteas. All kinds of Metallie ases ad Cask& Mahogany and Plaia CoMae. JOHN G. ROCHE, 250 and 2.2.... M agt e rs Street..m..foo ear Delord. UNDERBTAKER AND G.EB All bustness entrmte to my oare will Mdlvo and careful atteOtton at modeilr rtate. &. CARIgIaG~ Rd ITE. I. 'JOHN F. MA KEY, J (Boooeuorto Thosm Marhq.) UNDERTAKER, 40, 42 and 4...Clabborne Street..-_-0, 40 Between Commo ad Palmyra _maI lCnd Iat Coda alwa e . hn. af ?UNXEALShtteaded to boy Pby lb. ' Is wbe hopes, aboast MUSaatllon Na . l . .,rwanu s de K:.