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Etat de la Louisiane — Paroisse d' Iberville.
Vente de Succession. EN vertu d'un décret de l'honorable cour du 6ème District de l'Etat de la Louisiane, en et pour la paroisse d'Iberville, en date du 19 Novembre, 1849, J'exposerai en vente publique au plus offrant et dernier enchérisseur, Samedi, le 39 de Décembre, 1849, à 10 heures a. m ., les propriétés cé-après décrites appartenant à la Succession de feu Juliette Landry, épouse de Clement Déhon, et à lacommunanté qui existait entre elle et son dit époux, savoir: 1. Un certain morceau de terre on terrain, situé dans la paroisse d'Iberville, sur la rive droite du Mississippi, au village du Bayou Goula, mesurant cent soixnante pieds de face à la ligne divisant lo dit terrain'de celui de Jacob Lehman, deux cent soixante peids à une allee publique divisant le dit terrain de la terre ap partenant à A. H. Mears, deux cent trente huit peids huit pouces à la ligne divisant le dit ter rain de celni de Zéphirin Breaux et cent quatre vingt cinq peids à la ligne divisant le dit terrain de la terre de John D. Murrell—ensemble avec les bâtisses et ameliorations qui existent sur le dit terrain. Le dit terrain est situé dans le vil Ijure du Bayou Goula, et bien installé pour ime relidantse* ayant une maison neuve, ctu&ins, &e. 2. Les Éi^lave» suivants: Pierre, nègre honüpe, âge de 26 ans, bon nègre de champ. . , Caroline , négresse, âgée de vmgt ans, bonne négresse de maison. 3. Et Un lot de Mobilier». Ternes de Vente» Le terrain payable un tiers en Mars i860, an tiers en Mais 1851, et un tiers en Mars 1852. Les Esclaves payables nne moitié en Mars 1850, fit l'autre moitié en Mars 1851. Le mo biliers payable en Ma» 1850. Les acquéreurs fourniront lear* billets endossés à la satisfac tion da tuteur des mineurs, payables an bureau dix Recorder de la paroisse d'Iberville, et en cas & non paiement à échéance les dite billets porteront intérêts à raison de huit pour cent par an à dater de leur échéance jusque'au par fait paiment Hypothégne spéciale sera reten ue sur la terrain et les esclaves pour sûreté du prix de l'adjudication. Les actes de vente an* fiais des acquéreurs. E* vente aura leiu à la residence du dit de MntDéh0 °- J. L. PETIT. Shérif Paroisse d'Iberville, ce 21 Nov. 1849. Marron en Prison. IL a été amené à la geôle de Plaquemine, un nègre arrêté comme marron, nominc TOM, et qui se dit appartenir à Mr. Pomfrey, résidant en la paroisse de St. Mary; le dit nègre est âgé d'environ 26 ans, 5 pieds 8 pouces de taille, dec 12 HENRY SULLIVAN, Geôlier. Marron en Prison. IL a été amené à la geôle à Plaquemine, un nègre arrête comme marron, qui se nommé ALIB. et qui se dit appartenir à Henry Doyle, résidant à paroisse Ascension. Le dit nè gre est âgé d'environ 28 ans, 5 pieds 7 pouces de taille. dec 12 HENRY SULLIVAN, Geôlier. Marron en Prison. ÏL< Il été amené à la geôle de Plaque Ày * mine, un nègre arrêté comme marron, qui se a nommé JOHN, et dit appar JäH tenir à Mr. Frame Woods, r.'sidunt ii West Baton Rouge. Le dit nègre est a<jé d'environ 35 ans, et ö peids 7 pouces de taille, dec 12 HENRY SULLIVAN, Geôlier. Marron en Prison. Il a été anané à a geôle de Plaque ^ —— mine un nègre arrêté comme marron, qui se nommé ADAM, et qui le dit appartenir à Mr. Leopold, résidant en Nile. Orleans. Le dit nègre est âgé d'environ 14 ans, et 5 pieds de taille. dec5 HENRY SULLIVAN, Geôlier. Marron en Prison. 11 a été amené à la geôle de Plaque mine un nègre comme marron, nomme AARON, et qui se dit appartenir à Mr. Richard Lewis, résidant a la paroisse de West Baton Rouge. Le dit nègre est âgé d'environ 35 ans, et 5 peids 8 pouces de taille. * decö HENRY SULIIVAN, Geôlier. \n\n w* m SENTINEL. OFFICIAL JOURNAL. PLAQUEMINE, LA., PARISH OF IBERVILLE, DECEMBER 19, 1849. VOLUME II.—NO. 20. ŒPÏ ADVERTISEMENTS Matnal Benefit Life an* Fife insé rante Cotopany. ECUS business oe the company confined to life 15 . surance. Permanent Fund by Act of Incorporation, $200,000. Which permanent fand are to be invested as per charter, for the benefit of the policy holders, in bonds and mortgages on unincumbered real estate valued at doiibte the amount loaned thereon, and in stocks of the State, and of the United States Government This Company being organized, not for the benefit of stockholders and capitalists, but sole ly for the protection of the policy holders and their families against want and poverty, isin its operations a great National benevolent in stitution, conducted upon the most secure and solid principles, and affording for a small annu al sum, paid during lite, a large and handsome legacy to widows and children after death. AH policy holders, whether for life or shorter terms, who continue the insurance till death, participate in the whole of the profits of the company, without any reservations. Creditors can insure the lives of debtors, thus securing a prompt settlement in case of death. A married woman can effect insurance on the life of her husband, for the sole benefit and use of herself and children,free from the claims of creditors. Trustees -Jrihn Hagan, Peter Conrey, Jr., Robert J. Ward, Isaac Johnson, John. S. Allison, Edward Sparrow, Joseph Walker, Maunsel White, Samuel Stewart, Geo. Strawbridge, Wm. E. Leverich, Henry S. Buckner. , nryi PeterCohbey , Jr., President Board of Trus tees. Director« Joseph W. Stanton, John Stroud, Sr., John L. Lewis, John Calhoun, Wm. M.'Goodrich, Joshua Baldwin, John L. Safiarans, Warrick Martin, A. D. Crossman, Mark Walton, Cornelius Fellowes, Joseph Lallande, Ed. Jenner Coxe, M. M. Cohen, Preston W. Farrar, William H. White, John D. Bein, Wm. C. Tompkins, John B. Leefe. John Hagan , President of the Company. Pkeston W. Fabbak , Vice President. A. J. W eddebburn , M. D., \ Medical Board Thomas Hunt , M. D., f of Consultation. Harmon Doane , Secretary. E. L. Goold , Attorney. Richard Bein , M. D., Medical Examiner, No. 271 Magazine st Office hours for blacks, 7£ to 8*, a. m.; do, for whites, 2 to 3 p. m ., at his residence. He will examine white applicants at the office of the Company daily, from 12± to 2 o'clock, p. m. He will not examine any one at his dwelling without a permit, which can be bad on application at the office of the Compa "'VrThiB company is prepared to entertain application« fotJLife Insurance^nd issue Poli cies, oa all sound and healthy White persons andNegroes, at the Table of Rates established by the Board, which are less than the rates charged by the New York and London offices, and without their restrictions as to residence in the South, B^the cl^r,dwdenda of pro fits are declàied ânniWty, and the profits draw Interest andean be made available at once to STwteat of two-thirds of tlrçir amount, •where the perty has paid his ™ JjJ* .California permits are fflsned to W« Insn ibersat New York and London rates. ito^^Ia8MnBifie,can ^ffT^teMiveTravelling Privileges allowed. Office No. 94 Gravier st., 1 hléi#èeÂ s C^ «M St Chaflés sté. . - » s ■ ■ ■■ •-« - , ' ' ' — —- 1 - Regular Pachet*»Twiee a Week. Qnce « to*efc to Bayou Saraband Tteice a ., week to Baton Rouge. The new steamboat GIPSY* f h H. URE, master, for Bayou San, ■ Baton Rouge. Plaquemine, Donald ^..^rio^ emy FRIDAY alatôo' -clock, A: M, Returning, leave« Bajon Sara on £aft*day « 1» M, and Baton Beuge «4 P. M. For B«|»a Ro«ge and aU mtermediete landings •every TUESDAY at 9 o'clock, A. M. Returning, deaves Baton Rouge every Wednesday morning at .8 o'clock. ' fl0 * 1 . Baton Ronge Packet Blisha. «UMk The fine steamer ELISKA, UB56fJ- G- LANDRY, master, is now iSfiHHiranninc regularly to Baton Ronge, leaving New (Orleans evÄfjr 'SUNDAY and WED» NE8DAY at 9 e'elock, A. M, Returning, wiU leave Baton Rouge every Monday and Thursday at8A.iI. no81 IOTICE. __ ' I has had eight 6r „ . ten years expariencc in the cultivation of «agar, a situation as .OVERSEER; good refer eaoes furnished; ä situation more desirable than ti» pav. Icân be found at the plantation of F. H. BiweH & Co., Indian Village. no! #0JB W6RK , - ( . -i vfr gf evebx ©ESCElPnOR handsomely executed M this Q&e*. rrjiaB '* v - 1 • • * <u Iu^/ert manner Stale of Louisiana—Parish of Iberville. Succession Sale. BY virtue of a decree of the honorable 6th District Court for the State of Louisiana, in and for the parish of Iberville, to me direct ed, bearing date the 19th of November, 1849,1 will offer at public sale to the highest and last bidder, on Saturday, 32d day of December, 1849, at 10 o'clock a. m ., the following describ ed property, belonging to the Succession of Juliette Landry, dec'd, wife of Clement Dehon, and to the com munis that existed between said deceased and her surviving husband. t _ . 1st. A certain ïrâff situated in the Parish of Iberville, oii t" e right bank of the river Mississippi, at a place com 1 and sixty feet on a public lane dividing said lot from the land belonging lo A. H. Mears; two hundred and thirty-eight feet eight inches on the line dividing said loi from lot of Zephérin Breaux; and one hundred and eighty-five feet on the line dividing said lot from the land of John D. Murrell, together with all the buildings and improvements—said lot situated in the village of Bayou Goula, and well established as a plea sant residence, having a Mew Dwelling House, Kitchen, Ac. Ac. 2d. The following Slaves : Pierre, a negro man, aged 26 years, a good field hand. Caroline, si negro woman, aged 20 years, a good house servant, , 3d. A quantity of Moveable Proper ty. Terms and Conditions of Sale. The Lot of Ground and appurtenances pay able one-third of the price of adjudication in all the month of March 1850, one-third in -all the month of March 1851, and one-third in all the month of March 1852. The Slaves paya ble one-half in all the month of March 1850, and the other half in all the month of March 1851; and the moveable property payable in all the month of March 1850. Purchasers to fur nish their notes, endorsed to the satisfaction of the tutor of the minors, the said Clement De hon, said notes to bear interest at the rate of annum from time due till office of the Reeorder and special mortgage to be retained on the lot of ground and appur tenances and, the slaves, for surety of the pay ment of the price of adjudication, and all even tual interests. Acts of sale at the expense of the purchasers. The sale to take place at the residence of the said Clement Déhon. J. L. PETIT, Sheriff, parish of Iberville, Nov. 20,1849. no21 Ctpartaerski]» Notice. THE undersigned, having associated with him in business, on ^you Grosse Tete, his brother, JAMES HËRVEY JOHN STON, the style of the firm will hereafter be that of JOHNSTON BROTHERS. He this opportunity to tender his thanks to the citizens of Grosse Tete for the very liberal patronage bestowed upon him from the time of his aeqo^taoce with them, and respectfully so ta^ a continuation of the samte for the new C °Sf THEODOR E JOHNSTON. FgfiSB Flour and Bacon of asu sl L Runaway in Jail. Was brought to the Jail of this parish a runaway negro who calls Iiis name TOM and says he be longs to a Mr. Pomfrey, residing in the parisli of St. Mary; said negro is about 26 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, and a griffe. The owner will please come forward, pay charg es, and take him away. He was taken from on board the steamer Oglesby. dec 12 HENRY SULLIVAN, Jailor. Runaway in Jail. Was brought to the Jail of this Parish a runaway' negro who calls his name ALIE, and says 'ie be longs to Henry Doyle, residing in the parish of Ascension; said negro is about 28 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high; has an iron collar around his neck, and au iron band around his leg. The owner will come forward, pay charges and take him away. d<*12 HENRY SULLIVAN, Jailor. sSL Runaway in Jail. fWas brought to the Jail of this parish a runaway negro man who calls his name JOHN, and who says that he is the pro perty of Mr. Frame Woods, of West Baton Rouge. The said negro is about 35 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, and a black. The owner will please come forward, pay char ges and take him away. decl2 HENRY SULLIVAN, Jailor. Runaway in Jail. Was brought to the Jail of this pa rish a runaway negro man, who calls his name ADAM, and says he belongs to a Mr. Leopold, residing in New Orleans ; said negro about 14 years of age, 5 feet high and a black. Said boy was taken up on board of the steam er E. D- White. The owner will please come orwa r d> P a y charges, and take hi_ra away. dec5 «RY SULLIVAN, Jailor. Runaway in Jail. Was brought to the Jail of this pa rish a runaway negr# boy who calls hia name AARON, and says he belongs to Mr. Richard Lewis, residing in the parish of West Baton Rouge; said negro is about 35 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, and a dark griffe. The owner will please come forward, pay charges and take him away. dec5 HENRY SULLIVAN, Jailor. State of Louisiana—Parish of Iberville, Police Jury. AN ORDINANCE for levying and collect ing a Parish Tax in and for the Parish of Iberville. ■ _ ■ At a meeting of the Police Jury of the Pa rish of Iberville, held on the 17th day of Sep tember, 1849, It was ordained— Section 1st. That a pariah tax of twelve cents OB every hundred dollars value of proper ty assessed is the parish of Iberville, be laid and collected in saia parish, in conformity with the assessment roll of the Slate tax ip and for the said parish, for the year 1849. , Sec . 2d. That the sheriff of the parish be, and he is hereby authorized, to collect the said tax and put the proceeds thereof in the parish treasury, in the month of June, 1850, and the collection of said parish tax not to commence before the first day of January, 1850. Sec . 3d. That the said sheriff shall receive for his commission for collecting the said tax, eight per cent on all sums which he shall so collect and place in the parish treasury. Sec . 4th. That said sheriff shall be bound to furnish his bond with good and sufficient Secu rity as collector of said tax, of one-fourth over and above the amount of said tax, said bond to be taken and acknowledged before the Recorder of the pariah of Iberville. Sec . 5th. That the elerk of the police jury be, and he is authorised, to make out a tax list for the said tax roll for the said year 1849, and to deliver the same to the said sheriff for col lection, and that the said clerk be allowed the sum of thirty dollars for his salary in making the said tax list Passed and approved the 17th day of Sep tember, A. D. 1849. Ja^CT robertsok , P. P. G allaugher, W. C. Adams, Thos. W. Browh, Wm. R. Boote, Attest, ADONIS PETIT, t n0 I4 Clerk Police Jwy. CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. Silk Goods Establishment. €. VALE, JR. & CO., No. 27 Magazine st., WHOLESALE DEALERS IN SILK, FANCY AND STRAW GOODS, Millinery Articles, Bonnets, Laces, Gloves, Shawls, Hosiery and Linens. No. 27 Magazine st., New Orleans [Between Common and Gravier sis.] C. ». BUHCE, nsE.vttrj.it tr.iT srorttt, 30 Canal st., New Orleans. Hats, Caps, Umbrellas, Trunks, &c. of every variety—Panama Hats. (CFThe latest fashions always on hand. Particular Hats made to order. oclO .y American illiimy, 213 Carmdelet street, new okleass Miss Lydenburg would resppcpectfuliy nform country purchasers, and the Ladies in particular, that she has always a large stock of Milinery on hand, of the latest styles, which she will sell at reduced pricey She also keeps a constant supply of beautiful Ribbons and Trimmings ITOld bonnets cleaned and altered in a style that cannot fail to please. Orders from the country punctually attended to. ocl7 ly CLOTHING!! 13 Camp .] M. Harnett, [13 Camp. HAS now on hand and is constantly receiving ail immense stock of Ready Made Clothing. All of which being made up at hia Factory in New York, enaliles him to sell as cheap as any other es« tablishment of the kind in the south. HZTCountry Merchants will find it to their advantage to give him a call. M. BARNETT, oc24 13 Camp it, SADDLERY WAREHOUSE. Four doors from Hewlett s Hotel, 52 Common street. O MITH & BROTHER are receiving by al O most every arrival from New York fresh supplies of goods in their line, to which they invite the attention of purchasers. Their stock of goods, manufactured by themselves express ly for this market, comprises every kind and quality of SADDLES now in use, together with a large supply of BRIDLES, MARTIN GALES, BITTS, SPURS and STIRRUPS, Saddlery Ware, Coach Trimmings, Tools, Lea ther, <fcc. au22 ly H ART'S Shirt Depot, No. 15 Camp street New Orleans. au22 II. R. BEACH'S Louisiana Carriage No. 116 Gravier st. No. 119 Common street. Repository, (Rear of the St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans.) Constantly on hand, Carriages of approved modern style, and best workmanship, from emi nent manufacturers in Philadelphia, Newark and New York, all of which are offered for sale on accommodating terms. oc24 6m flfew York Saddlery Warehouse, No. 15 Caned, near Camp street, Andrew G. Bull & Co., Ma nufacturersand Dealers in Saddles, Bridles, Martingales, Harness, TRUNKS, Whips, Hogskins, Skirting, Saddlery Ware, Coach Trimmings, and FurnU ture of every description. Also, Harness, Bridle and Band Leather. Having a large and complete assortment, we do not deem it necessary to enume rate a long list of articles, but invite purchasers to call, with an assurance that they will, in so doing, procure what they want, and at prices unusually low, at the sign of the Black Horse's Head, No. 15 Canal street. New Orleans, oc24 3oi STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish of E. Baton Rouge. Valuable Property for Sale. rpHE subrcriber will offer at private sale, on 1 the premises, on Thursday, 37th of December, 1849, at 10 o'clock, a. m ., the following describ ed property, viz: A PLANTATION, situated on Bayou Manchac, in the pariah of East Baton Rouge, containing 600 arpents, more or less, with all the improvements there on, of which some 150 arpents are cleared, bounded above by lands, of the heirs of R. H. Burnett, below by Mrs. E. Webb, in front bv the bayou Manchac. On the place is cane suf ficient to plant some 40 arpents the coming spring. The plâeé is well calculated either for cane or cotton—the situation is healthy, and the range for either cattle or hogs cannot be sur passed. ^Besides, there is a never failing com munication with the city on the river. Also, several likely acclimated and Creole ne groes. Also, all the stock, consisting of mules, horses, cows, hogs, &c. And carts and form ing utensils. TERMS. For the Land and Negroes a crédit of one, two and three years from'the first day of March next (1850) with eight per cent interest from time due until paid—the purchaser to give per sonal security with mortgage on the property bought, with confession of judgment on the «âme Thepereonal property will be sold on a credit of one year from the 1st of March next for all sums ovér twenty-fire dollars, on giving personal security for payment of the ime. All sums below twenty-five dollars to besoM cash. _ . „ no28-5t P. ï. B. ROMER. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY, By iWilliam P. Bradburu. OJJice, second house above the Bank, to the right from the river. TERMS OE THE SENTINEL. Subscription :—Five Dollars per uunum, invariably iii ad vance. No subtcription taken for a Ices period than one year. A dvertising :—One Dollar per square, (10 lines or less) wil liechiirgcd for the first, and Fifty Cents for every inser tion thereafter. All advertisements not specified as to number of insertions, will be published until forbid, nnd charged accordingly. In both languages, charged double XTAnnouncements foroliice $10, to be paid invariably in advance. PLAQdElNINEi WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19,1849. Disappearance of Dr. Parkman. Intense excitement lias prevailed in Boston and its vicinity, for some days, in regard to the disappearance of Dr. Parkman, one of the weal thiest citizens of Boston. A correspondent of the Washington Republic says : . His property is estimated at about half a mil lion. He was in the habit of carying large sums of money about his person. The doctor was a large owner of real estate, and had numerous poor tenants, from whom he made his collec tions himself. He was punctilious iu his buisi neas habits, but bestowed much charity in an unostentatious way. Dr. Parkman disappeared on the 23d ultimo, and,for several days, nothing could be heard of him, although every effort, without regard to expense, was made to ascertain what had be come of him. A reward of $3000 was offered for his discovery, if alive, or for the conviction of his murderers; and a reward of $1000 was offered for the discovery of his dead body Charles river was dragged, the woods and by places in the neighborhood throughly ransack ed, handbills distributed through every town and village in New England, and every imagina ble means resorted to for the purpose of ob taining some clue to his fate, but, for several days, all was in vain. Thursday's mail, how over, brought some accounts which partly solve the mystery. The story is told in the follow ing dispatches, the first of which we copy from the New York Tribune, and the second from the Baltimore American; Boston, Saturday, December 1.—A great sensation has been caused in this city by the arrest of Dr. John Webster, Professor of Chemistry, in the Massachusetts Medical Col lege. Parts of a body, supposed to be that of Dr. Parkman, have been found in Professor Webster's room, under the closet floor. The remains of bones, mineral teeth, gold filling, &c^ were found in the grate of his room. It is ru mored, also, that Parkman's watch has been found. Webster has been locked in his room much during the past few days. The last time Parkman was seen, he was going into the Med ical College. Webster owed Parkman money, and showed his (Parkman's) receipt for it, da ted on the afternoon on which Parkman was seen. He cannot tell what kind of money he paid. No one admits having seen Parkman af ter he entered the college, except Webster, who says he saw him in Cambridge street. It required four men to hold Webster when he was arrested. The authorities are preparing to check any demonstration that may be made to night The millitarv are under orders, so that they may be called on at a moment's warning, should it become necessary, Bostoh, December 2.—Itis reported that Dr. Parkman's remains were found in Dr. Web ster private room, and that they were mostly burned. Near a furnace belonging to the ac cused was found a jaw bone, some remnants of clothing, and a lot of gold. Webster has been lodged in jail His friends appear confident of his innocence, but the evidence, so far adduced, is thought sufficient to hold him to trial, provi ded the remains found on his premises can be identified as those of Dr. Parkman. The Parkmak Tragedy .—The following dispatches from Boston to the New York Tri bune, contain the latest accounts of the recent tragedy in the former city, and show what fur ther discoveries have been made : Bostoh , Sunday evening, December 2—The excitement in relatien to Dr, Webster still con tinues. Three, companies of infantry are un der orders to-night, but there is not much pros pect of a ri*t, however. Further portions of the body have been found in the closA of Webster's room. In a tea chest was found'a knife covered with blood, arid there are two stabs in the body corresponding with the knife. Stains, supposed to be blood, bat apparently cleansed with some kind of acid, have been found on the floor. It is reported that blood stains have been traced from Webster's room to the place where the body was first found.— Some coat buttons, believed to be Parfctnan's, have been discovered. The authorities are said to be in possession of evidence not yet made public. The Coroner's inquest has been ad journed to Wednesday next Webster is more calm to-day than when first arrested, but is still much agitated. Very few are allowed to see him. A pair of pantaloons marked Webster, and stained with blood, were found this after, noon in Dr. W.'s room. Boston , Sunday, December 2.—-Further dis coveries have been made, tending to fasten the murder of Dr. Parkman upon Professor Web ster. fil his own laboratoiy has been found a chest, ifi the bottom ofwhfco, covered wijji tow, was found further portions of the body. All the body has now been found, save the head, feet ond arms. The police assert that th< have further informütion against the acc which will not be made pul Zr^TcZi ner's Jury sit. A number of Cheniiste and Physicians are now engaged in analyzing the ashes in the grate of the room, and placing the recovered fragments of the body in true po sition. From the peculiar shape of the limbs after the pieces were put together, there is no doubt now that it was the body of Dr. Parkman. The Hump-Backed Cousin. Behold an extraordinary adventure of these later days. If it were an ordinary occurrance, one need not relate it. A father of a family inhabiting the Rue de la Michodiere, received last summer, a letter from his nephew, who was in the employ of Hyder Abad. This letter concluded thus :— "I have received the portraits of my two cousins, Marie and Margaret. I have never had the pleasure of seeing them, as I have lived with Hyder Abad, since my youth, but I am sure that these two portraits are resemblances. I will arrive at Havre, by the ship Iiws Eg>>, •about the first of October, and on my arrival I am determined, with yourjconsent, to marry the beautiful Mar " The breaking open of the letter had destroy ed the rest of the name. It is impossible to tell if the cousin asks Marie or Margaret in marriage. The two sisters, united previous to this time, have commenced to live in misun derstandings, each of them positive that it was the rest of her name which was torn off in break ing seal. The father employed his eloquence in calming the anger of his daughters, when a servant, sent in advance, arrives from Havre, announcing that his master left for Paris by the evening train. The servant, overwhelmed with questions, replied that his master was ruined, and that he had, morever, on his left shoulder, the horrid protuberance which caused, according to Pla nude, so many misfortunes to iEsop the Phry gian. The two cousins determine, hereupon, to re main single forever, before marrying a cousin hump backed and ruined. As they take this oath for the thirtieth time in twelve hours, the cousin arrives. His uncle warmly embraces him; the cousins make him a polite bow and turn away their eyes. The uncle then explains the incident of the torn letter, and asks the matrimonial intentions of his nephew. "It is my cousin Marie whom I come to mar ry," he replied. "Never! never!" screamed Marie. "I am con tented with my condition, and I will remain in it" "Mademoiselle," said the nephew, "I have adopted the customs of the country where I have been educated. Read the customs of Hyder Abad, in Tamier. There, when a young man is refused in an offer of marriage, he with draws himself from society as a useless being." "He kills himself!" exclaimed the other sis ter, the good Margaret "He kills himself!" replies the nephew, in the tone of a man who is about to commit suicide. "This poor cousin," said Margaret, weeping, "to come from such a distance to die in the bosqju of his family!" "Finow," continued the nephew, "that my deformity afflicts the sight of a woman, but in time the eyes of a woman, become habituated to all things. I know, also, that my commer cial position is not prosperous. Thrown very young in the diamound business, the only oc. eupation of Hyder Abad, I lost there ail the for. tune of my father; but I have acquired ex perience; lam young, active, and industrious. These are riches in themselves." "Yes, yes, humpbacked and ruined!" mut* te red Marie aside, in a bantering tone. "Poor young man!" said Margaret, and die adds, "my cousin,"! am refhsed, and you pay no attention to it" "And by whom refused?" inquired her cou sin. "But to your cost, by you, since you have preferred my sister to me. "Eh, bien!" said the cousin, "will you accept me if I ask you in marriage from my uncle!" "I will engage my father to let my cousin live." "What!" exclaimed the hunchback; you con sent, my lovely Margaret, to—" "Save the life or a relative! Indeed I will not waver a minute." "That is very well, my daughter,'" said the uncle affected by this scene. "Romances have not spoiled you. I have a very small income, but I ought not to abandon the son of my brother in misfortune. I will keep him here, as kindred, for where there is enough for three there is enough for four." The cousin threw himself at Margaret's feet, saying: "You have saved an unfortunate man from despair and death." rgaret held out her hand to her cousin, and raised him up. At a little distance Marie muttered to herself, "My sister has courage. As for me, I would let poor humpacked cousins die." Uncle," sud the young man, "allow me to make a slight toilet before breakfast" He pressed Magraret's hand, bowed to Marie, and left to change his travelling attire. The uncle and his daughters, were at the ta ble, and awaited their fourth guest The servant announced the cousin of Hyder Abad. The two girls uttered two screams, but on different keys. They see enter a charming young man, tdl, without any humpback, who embraces Maiga* ret, and placing before her a basket, he says to her. "Behold your marriage portion." It was a basket full of diamonds. It was, moreover, the hump, whieh had deceived the custom-house officers, and which had thus ar. rived free of duties. "See what I have carried on my_ shoulders/* said the cousin, "from Bombay to Havre, to of fer it to that one of mycousins who would ac cept me with my talse poverty and my feigned deformity.' 1 . , , There was great joy in the house, which was, astonishing as it may seem, participated in by Marie. Itis true that Marie loved her sister dearly, without detesting the diamonds. ICrThe only true enjoyment in life is derived ftom the consciousness of rectitude and truth.