ý 4 Joultana Qfapitolian.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL oFTnI PARISH
"Yee," said Johnny, "lapons may be
the latin for 'slip,'butI notice that when
ma laps us it means a slipper."
Long sentences are apt to be more
, , than witty. Don't let some
lpunster addl, "-eil if that ain't so."
"I ralled twice aind found you out,"
said Mrs. Jones. "Very good," said
Mrs. nSmith, "I had to call but once to
find you out."
A good collector of pills Is a man of
acknowledged a-bility.-lhilehall Times.
And he who pays cash in advance for
his paper is a nan of no-bill-Ity.
"Money does everything for a man," 1
said an old man pompously. "Yes,"
replied the other man "as some men will
do everything for money."
"Whom can we trust 1" is the black ti
type enquiry of an exchange. It is of t
no consequence. "Whom can we induce
to trust us t" is the soul agonizer. r
The woman who can see a defect in a
her neighlbor's dress at five hundred h
yards, in nine cases out of ten can't see A
a hole in her husband's socks at three
(et a Plaquemine girl right mad tandl
the frulits of early religious training are
not conspicuous in the fury with whichl
she tunshlips her bustle and wrecks it
over an adversary. f
"In Maryland there is a bIlack motn I
who is tiurning white. We can match li
it. 'T'he other evening we saw a West r
Baton Rouge white girl turn red. Her n
swceetheart made her madl .
"l)o you cser have any hops in Kent?" i'
askedl a London belle, who was dlressing c
for a hit all, of a country cousin from nt
the "nardlen of Englend." Yes, lots! pa i
0 hIas forty Icres of 'cut in one field."
"'How far is it to Cubi Creek 1" asked (i a
traveller of a D)utch woman. "Only c
shoost a little vays." "JIs It four, six, i.
eight or ten amiles " impatiently asked ,
the stranger. "Yes," I diniks it is," so
reneoly replied the nmIuoved gatekeeper.
The'I'ly were talking of a death, when Ii
one man skiedl: "What were his last I
wordes!" "lie didnl't say anything," was C
the reply. ''"That's just like him," sanl t
the first unins with an approving nod. h
"There was no gas abhout him. lie was
all busi ness." a
"( take me to the Exposition I"
In accents wild she cried:
While lie in caltinensa reached around
And drenw iher to his nstile i
Then put iher neck within his arm, v
Of course with her vlition,
And sttd: "My love., I consider this
To Ie a ineck's position."
She made the clerk tumnblo over all i
the stockings in the store, and objectedl I
tlhat none of then were long enongh. t
"I want," she said, "the longest hose
that are made." "Theo, madam," was
the reply, "you had better apply at the
next engine htounse."
At a country singitug school two boeax
step jell, hat in hanld, up to the same 11
hueilli, asking the pleasure of her coin- II
panty. "Iloth bowers," she remnarkl,
as siho slijppel her hand through tie' I
ernok of Jake's anti. "'I't thi' left,
bower," mnooilily piped J.imnas. "Yes, bitt r
you canI gio alone now," she replied. f
''wo youttg itten, out riling, er~vet
punasing a fanri-house where a feritter
was trying to harness an obstinate mule.
"Wott't lie ilraw !" asked otte of the
youtng Ituen. "Of cournsE," sail the
farmer, "he'll draw the attention of' I
every fool that iiAssOe this way." Tho
youttg mten taro ilive on.
A genuine Irish thulli is something that a
cantnot ii sIti'ersufilly initati'd. Hir v
Poolo Riocuhe made one of the best we t
have ever seen whean lie sail: "'Gettle- n
iteti, i inghe mtisiibrtunies iever com'n ii
alone, ati I hlave always notieuil theat
wlvhn'i the greatest misfirNtuntte Ihappeits t
it is .illayi followed by one ittuchtl 4
''Pa," asked a little girl of lier father, '
as iho olo her past a sLnatpie room diiwnI r
toitwi, ''what nort of a p~laco is tltis " n
"A ftitlnyry," sail he. "'W'hat ido they
do ilt there 1" wasli her itixt question. "
"Well, men who go in there are geter
mrlly fiuttid ilry, and when they drltik '
too nnchuu i n miii uttislbihavo thu'y arc east i
out." ' iThe little girl laughed irottically.
A ltaltimore maan, while eli'aeing his j
t~oi'-tiils int ant oieii windowv, a fewi diis vu1
igiu, fell to Ihli ground ainil was instnl ai Iy
killed. This is nio uloubt a terrihle so- 1
ciditot, anld yet there tire people whto ,
%vill go right in the flic'r of the facts in
thlis cease cleaning their toe-iails, in I
utter hleeuli'tntncess of their dlatger, and
ini detlhitce of the. wamning of Providence.
"'You tire all alhoie hero " saked a,
mtait of the cli'rk iin a Citicitniati cigar It
store." Receivitag nit afllirtative anIswer,
he contianued, "'What wotlld you do if a I
thief sltoulit grnb this box Inud ru 1
swva T" Trhe cI,'rk ri'plied that In'
vnild li't4he 1 r:tal escape rather than I
risk the mnoiiey drawer to a possilde rajil.
"'Then I'll he going," Ihlie ian finally
renmarked, ns 1h tiuckel the uox utndider
his coat. atlnd Itastily departed.
''Things which are' cijqal to the same
thiitg are equal to each other," anil thue
Irufessitroi' of mtuatlii'nuatiOn, Cnulnciating
the well known axiout In geontefry. All
the' i'l:tss utaidl "'yes, sir," lint otte boy,
tatu lie hail a fuill-grown ittetrrogtition
jI'intt in I he cuorncrs of ihotit eyes. "'Well,
.Jauni's," satid the Professor. ''Suppose
you turit the coal intto steam." ''Well t"
"It would take twenty times that much
coal to make a toit, but ten pounds of
steam wou!d make a ear-go."
'Thtosc suspetnders, madatt, are long
enough for the shlorteat boy, or short
ciotigh fltr the lotngest man; they will
just lit your yotmngstcr." "Perhaps so,
bit I don't want to sew buttons on his
bootlege, I waint them to hold his pants
on. Them suspenders is long enough
for the Colossas of Rhodes." "Just so,
madam; I sold old Coloss a pair out of
the same box yesterday." The matron
admired his familiarity with historical
characters, but waited till a cooler day
MY 8WgEETJR AR. e
My sweetheart's ILkethe sweetest dower
She is like a ummer noon I
She's like the tender air that blows
In the sweet month of June.
My sweetheart's like the sweetest O 1k
That ever yet was attg c i
The mnyraldt melodles of life
Are eaught he her taloet. t
My sweetheart's like the morning star, i ft
That hides a loving khe; . I
Upon the boeom of the dawn of
Are caught from her alone. s1
Shi's like the harvest moon that lhites PM1
Upon the ripened fields:
Rien's sweeter than the sweetest store
Their richest burden yields.
She's like-oh I wicked waste of words e
On her dear self beetown-
The loveliest of all loveliness-
My life-my pride-my own! I
A Remarkable Imposture *a
BY IlUBERltT I. DUVAlt.
Though this story may be set down as t
tutterly imaprolbable, it is a simple narra- A
tion of facts that actually took place. I
It can be substantiated by the criminal lh
records of France, under the Empire, h
and even yet in the P'arslain detective NI
burene, oneo will hear them speak of the t
Aitaire d( Maurin. InI
Mademnoselle Mauritn was an actress of
unmiistakable talent and remark~able ci
beauty. She had been the favorite of
the people for sevocial years, and had P
munnged, by her talents its well a; by ti
nmany tokens of admIration fronm'private
adtirersn, to accumunlato quite a hbrge I
fortune. She owned an elogant bijou "
Itouse, the furnishing of which cOst a JI
little fortune, where she gave thIe nost t
recherche suppers to, if not the most
aristocratic, at least the most brilliant It
part of l'arisinn society. Just, however,
in the height of her popularity, a rapid I
consumitption, that utterly hailled. the a
doctor's skill, attacked hler,aand she:died
in less thatn three weeks.
There could attach to no one the iligh- g
test suispicion of foul play. That. her
deatlh was a natural one was evidoet to
everybodly. Shie lay in death placil asn
if asleep, and even a faint rose-tintt
sectnoted to linger on her checks' and
'Th'le whole of Paris, almost, fullo wed
her body to its last restilng place in
'Pere lIn Chaisea, while her executors, two I'
cousins from a distant province, comie to
tnke pOssesicntl of her proterty. 11r
house was oiffred at priv'ate sale, while
the furniture was advertised to be sold t
at public auction..
'1'he tastes of the dead actress hade
been somethintg delltanti, and sho had y
collected together lchoice little bits of
painting and statuary, as well as other t
valuable articles of vertu. The salot b
was largeoly attentded, and large prices
were anticipated for everything. IHlardly
1had the auctiotneer iput up thle first lot,
however, thla a inman, with a lady close .1
ly veiledl tupon his arnm, camine up to
the desk a1d1 said, in a voice tlhat rould I
ie distinctly heard through the room:
"I for :id the sale!"
In an ihstant all eyes were turned t
plt(tn tlimn with snrprise.
Recougtizitlg itt hunit iiwll lknownt .1
tiotary, tihe auctioneer asked by what
authlority he did so. h
"'By authority of lthisltoly, tite ownter,
Madentooisol Ic .1ulie Mautrtiti."
As I lie words left his lips the lady t
Ittised thte veil shie wore an11 sbohowed the
face-palcr antd tltitier itndeed-hlt tt-i
imistahily tlint of the actress who hlnd
lIeit hltmricd a woek before in 1re'o la
l1er story wIvs 5oo11 told, anld wvs con
iittcing from its very simplicity. The
lirst setIsatioti shie httd kitown w¶':m9 of
lyitng outt int tihe lot air with the starlit
sky tiltovo, and three rough lookting mnet,
thulair ces coc(teealedl Ity black mtasks,
stauntling over her antmi regardimng her
with every expressiont of amazement, ity
Ithe light of n lark lantern. Realizing t
at otnce that shu, had been hurieti for
dead whlten shte really was ottly ill II state
of trionce, and that slte owel hIetr escape
tI ttcs( itten who were prlt(t(siontttl r- tl
I urrcetionists, site otli r,'d tlhort iat aitiount
so large that they saw instantly that it f
was to their ititerest to save her life and A
restore hlner to her proper positioun. Trie it
reaction of the sltoEk upltoti her tnervous I
s int , htowever, lhad beeti so glemht that c
she Itnil cnuttterly irlucltable df aty 0
exertioni, antl unible to risO frot ibe hed 1
upont which she hal lain prostrated intil (
tltat very mitorttimng. 3
11er aplpearantce cotntntfled her words,
for shte still looked so exhausted ' as to
he hardly ahlti to standi. Of the truth
of her story there coutld be little ,!onttt;
bitt. when it was foutid that the grave
had bLcecn op(tetd, antd the tiiten ihuo Iad
ulonte so were recogtized I ty thle policO
as having befoire been ettgaged in simtiiltur i
nefrioits adventures, it became a cer- *1
tfilty. anti her property was at once
restoreti tot her by the executors.
Thte jutlilic ottly awaited the opo1r- 1
r tuniti to give her atin ovatioti 51(11 its is
seldont, evei itt Paris, accorded to thle
mitost celeblrated quteetis (of the Ionrrds;
limt. int this (curteonsdetelrmitinat ion titey
wvere ulootited toi lie (lisappointedl. Mad
eItoniselle MatUritn refused t tteiyrl to re
stimne her posiiion as leadintg litldy at the
theatre, antl antnnotincedl her' inventiton
r oflenvitng the stage forofori A great (
cthinitge, itn manty things, had coitme over
the actress. 11r glorious voice, which
had bten the catntso of imost of her fame,
was irretriovably lost, and ttto terror of
Stithe terrible experientce of being entomtb
I ed alive seemed to have adriously im
Spaired her muemtory.
That saie wna not lmsoenible of this
was evidetit. IHe-r face would ilush and
tears spriIg into her eyes huith mortili
cation at thns being surprised, andh a
f gradual dislike growing upon lier for
the society of those to whom her misfor
tune was known, no one itas aitonished
S wihen shte signified her intention of sell
t Iing her house and furnitulte in Paris and
I tutrclhamuitig a small estate in the rural
" district of Norumandy.
Omtce more arrangememtls were made
g aiid time day of sale fixed, when the su
b perintendent of a department of police
' received a call from a lady closely veil
'f ed, and who requested a private inter
' view on a matter of life and death.
"Monsiour," she said, after a moment
or two of hesitation, "I have called upon
fou to stop a villainot g co01p1 w.
allide to hal0 itofj 4rlik
"But, Madame, the oiCial an. od
'you really are mnstakej. th ' 1 ,
iUndoubtedly the aeittal idividual she
claims to be," ,
"But, I repeat, she is an impostor4"
the lady said vehemently, aid ridfig
from her seat as she did so, lifted the
veil that conaeealed her features. "She
can be nothing else, fbr I am-ithe woma
she pretends to be. I am Mademoiselle
For a few moments the superinten
dent was too surprised to speak. At
last, however, assuming ibl most omi
oial manner, he requested her to give
him proof of what she said.
The first part of her story differed butt
little from that told by the first claim.
ant. She had awoke to find herself the
captive of three men wearing black
masks, and who from the slang and pa
tois of their speech, she know at once
to belong to the lower classes of Paris,
All her offere of large rewards, however,
had been rejected with disdain, and
herself taken to an old, half-uinoeus
house on the edge of the river, where
she had been kept a close prisondtl' utn.
til the prece'ding day, when sho had
managed to make her escaope.
Here certainly was a curious compli
cation of atffairs. How to decide which
was the real actress and which the im
postor wats a dilemuna. The words of
the lady before himl gave an idea.
"lBring me face to face with this we
man," she said. "Place her with me
upon the boards, and let the public be
judge whether she or I am the Maurin
they used to know."
"Pardon me a moment,mnadeinolsele ,"
lie said, as touching the bell an atten
dant entered, and after having given
hliu some instrustions in a low tone, he
again turned to the lady.
"1 am at your service now, mademol
selle," lie said, "to try the test you sug
Without ally further delay they enter
ed a carriage together, and were driven
to the actross' house.
As they entered the hall, a man very
flashily dressed came down the stairs,
andl the lady caught the superintendent
by the arm.
"That is one of the men," she whis
pered hurriedly. "His masek slipped off
a i he lifted me in his arms, and I am
sure he is the senme."
Hlardlly lhad the words been spoken
than the superinltennte t had stepped
into the doorway, barring the man's
"Pl'ierro Rouge," hlie said, "I want you.
You are my prisoner."
The nman's only answer was a revolver
that flashed like lightning from his
breast, andiii burled a bullet in the door
casing an inch from the offiler's head.
Before lie could again discharge the
weapon, however, the superintendent's
lingers hald closed on his throat like a
vice, and the next moment a pair of
lhaindenits were locked securely on his
"Your game is up, my goodi Peter,"
the oflicer said ill his calmest tones. "It
was a clever conspiracy indeed, and you
deserve credit for its ingenuity. It is a
miatter for twenty years at the galleys,
however, unless you save yourself by
miriiing State's evidence.
Tihe rnfliaii was a coward and a trai
tor, as such rufintus always are. Once
a piisoiner himsolf, he was only too anx
ions to have his accomplices share his
own fate, and he there and then made a
fnll confession. Although their object,
iii the first instaiicc, had been merely to
lIrocuir a smihiject for the physician, no
sooner hlad they remarked the singular
reacmllaicc betweon the actress anid a
girl of their own class, who was wait
ress in a low wine-shop, which was
their usual resort, tlhami flue scheme of
inducing lie r to iiimplerso(iunte the actress,
anid thus secure her projporty, emitered
their nmiiids. It lud only failed because
they hnd not iput her to death instead
of keopitig her a prisoner.
In considheratiun of this fact, and at
the earniest solicitation of M1ademoiselle
Mamirini, tlucirseutenices were imade light
'r tlhain they would otherwise have been.
As for the actres heorelf, she resumed
her pIln.'ce on the boards, where she con
tluiniued to reign tlhe favorite of the pub
Ic for years utfier the so nearly eno
b ce~rgil and remarkable imposture was
3J...... Crondelet 4P Grarier 8ts......30
E. R. BRIGIOS..............President
JOHIN IIENDI)ERSON... .Vice-President
The Policies of the Louisiana Equita
Ile Life Insurance Con pany are regis
tired and the Rleserve therein deposited
to the credlit of the Policy with the Aud
itor andIII Treasurer of State in compli
ntice with an Act approved April
2, '77, entitled "An Act to better
-secure holders of Life Insurance Poll
lies in this Slate: to provide a reserve
fund therefor, Ianid for other purpose."
Of the Auditor Sf 8tate is Attached to Each
Policy. "Th'le company complied with
the provisions of the above Actandmade
its SECOND deposit of the Required Re
serve, January 23, 1879.
f ALLEN JUMEL, Auditor.
ACTIVE AGENTS WANTED.
GOIURIIER & McNAIR,
General Agents, Baton Rouge.
SMledical Eraniners--T. J. Buffington,
1 M. I)., R. F. ereford, M. D. n34y.
· Fine Plantation For Sale.
1 improved plantation, owned by Mr.
SWax, situated on the Bayou Sara Road,
1 within eight miles of this city isforsale.
There are one hundred and fifty acres of
Scleared landl under fence, of which there
are twenty planted in sugar cane -be
sides one hundred and fifty acres of well
0 timbered land. A fine residence and ne
cessary outbuildings, with a
e SUGAR HOUSE & HORSE-MILLIk
- attachments, are included in this very
desirable and handsomoe property. There
are two good wells and alarge cistern on
the place, and every other needed im
t provement. For terms apply to
n oct18 tjan NICHOLAS WAX.
Sujar aulýtto yi
i Pneers, Carpen
Sby addressing or calliag M'
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The FINEST ROOMS for the accom
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g EVERY DELICACY
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Delearn eris WinePns, Liquors ant o:ks
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At ent to his Saloon
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alwayz..s on h),nd. n
always ~ .~nDaler eta i an
arPriar rteslr woons
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botntd'tions rd ory Snt ibloa *
k4Jjboaf ~nt to bla s~m
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