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SS. LNG, Attorney fd tonnnelor
. at Law, DonaldMVrille, L&.. Will
practice in all courts of the 8tate of Lou
HOMA8 B. DUPREE, Attorney and
Counselor at Law. Office: No. 6,
Pike's RIow Baton Rouge La. Will
practice in the State and Federal courts.
R. w. ROBIrsoTBO... B. M. ROBnRTSON.
E W. & S. M. ROBERTSON, Attor
IJ. neysand Counaeloraat Law. Office
on North Boulevard street Baton Rouge,
La. Will practice in the Fifth and Sixth
Judicial Districts. feb8
A. M. IIIRRON..C. C. BIRD...L. D. BEALE.
HlERRON, BIRD & BEALE-Attor
neys at Law. Office on North Bou
levard street, near the Postoffice, Baton
Rouge, La. Will attend to all law busi
hers entrusted to them in this and ad
joining parishes. febp
II. M. FAVROT.........J. H. LAMON.
FGAVROT & LAMON-Attorneys at
F Law. Office on North Boule#ard
street, Baton Rouge, La. Will attend
to all law business entrusted to them in
this and adjoining parishes. feb8
G EORGE W. BUCKNER, Attorney
at Law, and Notary Public, Baton
(ARRIAGES AND BUGOIES-From
the celebrated factory of Sayers &
Scovill, Cincinnati. A fine and well
selected stock of Carriages and Buggies,
hoth top and open; alto, Open Carriages,
Doctors Buggies, etc. Please examine
stock and prices before purchasing else
where. ANDREW JACKSON.
HlOES, AXES, ETC.--The well known
1L"Lynden" Hoe, and Planters' Steel
Hos; Collins' celebrated Axes and otlher
brands, Traces and Back Bands; N1ilsi,
Powder and Shot, Woodenware. For
sale by ANDREW JACKSON.
ADDLES, HARNESS, ETC.--A
descriptions of Saddles, including
the latest styles, and Harness combining
the newest improvements, for sdle at
most reasonable prices.
G ARDEN SEEDS--Of the justly pop
ular crops of D. M. Ferry & Co.,
fresh and genuine- For sale by
SIGAR AND MOLASSES-By the
hogshead and barrel, or by retail, at
bottotni prices, by
t LOUR-150 harrels and half barrels
I of Fancy and Choice Extra Flour, at
the lowest cash prices, at store of
M EAT-Green Sides and Shoulders,
Bacon, and, in fact, all articles
needed by planters. For sale by
I ORN, OATS AND BRAN--Large
stocks of the abovc, for stile low, by
'OFFEE-In store,: 50 brags of Rio
/ Coffee, different grades, at lowest
priaes. ANIDREW JACKSON.
|) UBBER BELTINCO-J-,ust received,
1. a stock of Rubber Belting, manu
hcetured by the New York Belting and
kacking Company, and also Lacing
Mrings for same. WM. GARIG.
CjTUBBLE DIGGEtRS-I have on hand
k3 a full stock of Von Phul & Mallon's
Stubble Diggers, which I will sell at fac
tory prices. WM. GARIG.
T EAS-I have just received, direct
from the importers, a fine assortment
of fresh Teas, in convenient packages
for retailing. WM. GARIG.
SOAP-A full stock of Procter & Ganm
ble's, Haas' and Keller's Soap,always
on hand, and which I am prepared to
give at bargains in job lots.
CORDAGE-A full assortmentof Rope,
L/ Cotton, Sisal and Manilla, Cotton
and Hemp Packing, Clothes Lines and
Baling Twine, always on hand at store
S UGAR KETTLE TILE-I have on
h tiid Brick Tile, suitable for setting
Snugat kettles, which I oflfr for sale at
lowest Mtntfkut ptices. WM. GARIG.
( UGAR COOLERS--I have on hand a
0 fine lot ofsecond-hand Sugar Coolers,
which I will sell at a very low figure.
rIERRA COTTA WARE-Flower Va
1 sea, Hanging Baskets and Lawn
Vases, in great variety, at prices to suit
the times, at WM. GARIG'8.
OOI'ERAGE-I ard fully prepared to
C meet the demand for Sugar Hogs
heads, Molasses Barrels, Half Barrels and
Syrup Kegs, at the lowest market price.
R OCK SALT-Just received, 5 tons of
I, Rock Salt, sunitable for salting stock,
and for sale at a low flgnur by
DAVID & GAIOG.
CRACKERS-SODA, CREAM AND SUGAR
Crackers, Stage Planks, Ginger Bread An
jorted Cakes and Jumbles, all fresh stock at
DAVID & GARIG'S.
W' INES--Champagne, Catawba, Claret; Sau
terne Port aad Sherry Wines, all of good
iquality at DAVID & GARIG'8.
PRIZE CANDIES--TIn great quantlties, also
SShoo ly GiUm at DAVID & GARIG'8.
r EEN CfTTER--Axes, Hatchets, Knives,
&c:, of the celebrated Keen Kutter Co.
DAVID & GARIG.
SIIOIDGEWOODS WARE-And China Tea
i Setts at prices which will astonish the na
tives by DAVID & GARIG.
SAII)DINES in Oil, Sardines in Tomatoes, all
!J find and imported goods at David & Garig's.
OATMEAL-A few 5hb packages of fresh
-Pin Head at DAVID & OARIO'S.
[C IIEESr--N Y Cream, English Dairy Cheee,
- Western Factory Cheese. DAVID& GARIG
SUGARS-Cut Lotaf, best quality: Powdered.
nlstrictly pure; N Y & Louisiana "A," White
and Yellow Clarifedl, Choice Prairie, and Fair
Open Kettle in quantities to sult, at
DAVID & GARIG'S.
M ACKEREL Half Barrels, Quarter Barrls,
SLI)rums and Kits, all fresh from Boston
packers, at DAVID & GARIG'S.
Q WEET POTATOES-A few barrels of choice
L- Yam Potatoes at DAVID & GARIG'S.
-L'IRE CRACKERS-A small lot of Golden
-( 'hop Fire Crackers. Just received and will
be sold ehlnap hv TD VTD & G.ARTI.
SIIOhCOLATE--Maillard's Vanilla and Sweet
CJI oeolate, McCobb's half Vanilla and Cocoa
in half and quarter pound ipakages at
DAVII) & GARII'8.
NEUFCIHATEL CHEESE--Two cases nice
and fresh. Price ten cents.
For sale by DAVID & GARIG.
P IRE FRUIT TELLIES-Put up in new
- nod attractive styles, and guaranteed Pure
nruit. DAVID & GARIG.
1LUM PUD)DING-A few 21b cane of this
Se,lcbrated Desert for Christmas Dinner.
-ned 5oretand be happy. DAVID & GARIG.
QPICESS, Nutmeg.. Cloves, Cinnamon, All.
13 spice, sifted Black Pepler. Ginger. &c.
D)AVID & GARIG.
T1 LREL E BL D tAVID & GARIG'S
a- ks188 ME SWEET.
nT am S. C. C. sCUArTOm.
Put your arm around me, darling,
Little arms so dimpled, fair;
S Lift your little face so charming.
Framed in rings of golden hair.
. kiss me sweet, my precious tesaurs,
ce Iek love from yor eyes so true
:e, Stolen rays they are, of asure,
th Bits of heaven's own cloudless blue.
Cherry lips that oftoh carees sme,
V' OGive me one sweet kiss to-night;
Yots ate all on earth that's left me,
U Do not love's own prayer slight.
si Only just two years, my darling,
d Since With folded wings you came;
Years I thought would be so charming,
But instead werb full of pain
t Yesa, and utte* desolation,
Save for you, my fair.haired by i
in Give me, then, in salutation,
Kisses sweet, without alldy.
By You will never know, my dear one,
in How that mild September day
Left my heart so sad and lonesome,
As winged angels bore away,
Far beyond our early vision,
Far up through the ether blue,
15 Took to bash in fields elysihii,
& Papa's spirit, tried and trues I
But, my darling, he was ready,
Waiting for the summons, too
li Oft he said in voice unsteady, t
e- "Why doet bind me so to you I
S Don't I long to be with Jesus,
i Free from earthly care and pal a
el And you know, if Him it pleates's
V iry soon we'll meet again."
or And the angels ope'd the gateway,
Pearly gates, with bars of gold.
And in arms of love they straight way
Bore him to the heavenly fold.
Kiss me, then, my baby treasure;
it Drive the eatluess from my brow; 1
Give me always, without measure, i
Love sighe Just as you do now,
, And when the baby love's outgrown,
And you're a strong and sturdy youth,
Or, later yet, a bronze-faced man, 1
0! love me still in very truth. d
A Terrible Struggle. I1
it One of tile most muscular, power- b
ful-limbed settlers on the old New v
York frontier a century since, was
, Henreiclh Kaupnman. His arms were 8
's like piston-rods, and lie could drive q
his huge, mallet-fist with a tronmend- o
onis niomIentumn as to fell an ox as if a
o stricken by a thlunderbolt. It Is said
Y that he was once caught by two iron- r
muscled Mohawks, each arihed with it
" knives, while Henreich had neither; b
yet at the firstonnset lie fractsured the t
skull of the foremost Indian,. and bore I1
the second orne to the earth as if he a
twas inothing but an infant. 'rhat In- a
dian never tesumed the pe pendicu- It
lar again. All this is by 'wai4 of intro- b
rl duction to an adventure thlt Kaup te
man once had with a pack of wolves, b
and which caUme fearfully zrigh hav- n
. In g a fatal result for hinm. c
Ts he winterof 17-was an tnnusually
severe one throughout the Northern s8
States, and many deaths from expos at
t sure and starvation occurred before w
t the opening of spring. The wolves, Is
bears anti other wild animals became tl
nearly finmished from hunger, and as ci
it consequence, were unusually fierce c1
and courageous. They camne down fr
Sfrom the mountains, and woe to the b
sheep-fold that was left iunprotected a
during the night. They were sture to tl
be invaded by the starvilng animals, g
Sand not a sheep would live to tell the ti
tale. There were tracks around the i
barns where the wolves had trotted h
all night in their search forsomemeans ti
of entrance; their howls could be 01
Sheard through the still, cold hours, w
and more than one housewife had been tl
chased to her very door by im- O
pirdently venturing forth after night- p
fall. Many of the settlers sat in the ri
upper stories of their homes, and ii
Samused themselves by shooting wolves H
for whose scalps the Government had tI
a standing bounty of several shillings. gi
Henreich Kaupman remained at s
Shome, only venturing forth to attend I
- to his dumnb animals and to see that at
I they werf properly protected during
the night. Butaftcr a while his stock ly
ofgroceries became low, and gave out ol
altogether. True, hle and his family th
could live upon the poultry, sheep, or
and animals they owned, but it was as
rather unpleatsant to be without tea, b
coffee, sugar, salt, and many other di
articles that were more necessities than du
Sthey werelnxuries. By this time, too, ot
the roads had been traversed so much i
that they were thoroughly broken, th
and Ilenrecich concluded toharness iiup fe
hIis ware to hIis sled and go to the vil- h
lage, about four miles distant, and in
lprocure the articles hle sti much need- sij
ed, With a want of foresight which a
he could never explain, he started on sk
his journey without a weapon, except h
a keen-edged hatchet, which was car- lit
ried in ease the sled should give out.
In hIis house hung his trusty rifle, but ed
neither hie nor hIis wife seemed to im- gi
agine that there would be any call tor io
it, and hie drove cheerily away, bid- at
ding his wife a merry good-by as the wi
mare wentat a spanking gait down sti
the road toward the village gi
The latter place--which more pro- H
perly might be termed a settlement- he
was reached iu good time, the groce- in
ries all bought, and everything was in we
readiness to start hlomeward. Hen- is
reich hand been storm-bound so long th
in his houses that he found the comn- ed
panionship of hIis friends at the vi- los
lage tavern extremely agreeable. it
There was so mnuch to tadk about, so
muchl news to listen to, such a quan- ou
tity of gossip regarding the affairs of we
the neighborhood, that the time slip- tls
ped unconsciously by, until, when hie h
arose to go, Ihe found it was almost foi
dark. Still he hadul no fears, as his an
wife would understand that hlie had ca
remained in tile village, and there wI
was no niecessity of his immediate re- fit
turn. As he turned homeward and br
left the village behind him, and no- at
ticed that the dim light by which Ihe po
was tiaveliug belonged to the nloo, is
it flaslhed upon him that perhaps lie sa
would encounter danger before reach- in
ing home, and he regrettled, for the sk
twentieth time, that he had left his I
The road, deep between the drifts
of snow, was of just sufficient width i
for the little Ware and sled, and the i
spirited littlu animal went forward at t
a swift gait, while Henreich, some- I
what stupefied and weary, was be
guiled into drowsiness by the easy, I
gliding motion. of the sled. He was
alf asleep and half conscious when
he became sensible of a rapid increase
in the motion of the sled. He felt it
jerk several times beneath him, and I
all at once a fiercer jerk than usual, I
accompanied by a neigh of terror, ef- 1
fectually aroused him, and he sat bolt t
upright and looked around. He looked
in front; all wore its wonted appear
ance ; a wild, straggling piece of wood
standing two feet deep in snow; the t
narrow track twisting through it; the I
heavens, cold and clear, the earth
white; but close behind the sled were
three giant animals, cantering heavi
ly, while a fourth was fast ga ning be
The jaws of the leading wolf, ow
ing to the lowness of the sled, were
within reach of Henreich's shoulder.
But the latter cared little for this.
The brutes were after the mare, and
upon her courage and fortitude de
peuded the escape of herself and mas
ter. If the alarmed creature could
have the nerve to keep steadily on
ward in the track, she had a good
cbanoe of eluding her pursuers; for
the moment the wolves sprang out
side the road to pass the sleigh, the
depth of the snow so diminished their
speed that they fell behind. But e
should the mare, in her terror, spring
aside and plunge into thesnow, Kaup- e
man knew it was all up with both of
them. Such a proceeding would dis- a
entangle her from the sled; and be
fore she could flounder a dozen yards
through the snow, the wolves would
be tearing her to shreds. Henreich
leaned forward and spoke kindly to
his animal, which raised her ears that
were flat with terror, and fell into a
more even pace. lie then turned,
and brandishing his keen edge hatchet,
shouted to the brutes, but it did not
discomfit them in the least. Reach
ing forward lie patted his mare with
the hand that held the reins, while he
held the hatchet in the other, and
kept his eyes upon the ferocious s1
r- brutes. However, he did not use the h
w weapon, for the closer the wolves
is kept to the sled the less they were
re seen by the horse, and, as a conse
re quence, there was the less probability 91
1. of her terror becoming uncontrollable, 8I
if and her breaking aside from the path. 11
Id So long as matters remained in their eI
1- relative position, Henreich felt that '1
th all was going well. It was not long al
r; before the wolves discovered that o
Ie there was little prospect of success so It
re long as they remained in the track, W
iu and they now began springing aside t
t- and attempting to get abreast of the
1. horse. its every histance they fell
. behind ; but each effort revealed thetm
to the terrilled mare, that had no
s, blinkers, and the furious plunges she
r- nule filled Jienreich with the great
est anxiety. Li
y One of the wolves was very large, b
n straight-limbed, and showed a speedc
ia superior to the rest. More than once, ct
'e when he sprang out into the snow,
, heo advanced nearet' abreast the horse rn
ie than did the others. Upon this gaunt in
us creature Henreich fixed his eye, and cl
:e canght the green light that playedtl
n from his eyelids. By and by the snow li
e became flatter, and the huge wolf i1
d again sprang aside. The speed of tc
o these animals is extraordinary, and he A
, gained rapidly. Ilenreich waited un
e til lie got just abreast, when, rising in lii
e his seat, he circled the h1itchet over
d his head, anid brought it down with
s the quickness of ligitning. T''he head
e of the wolf was cleft in twain, amdl li
r, with a dying yelp, hie doubled over in t
a the snow, and was(quickly left belhind. et
- One of the dreadled animaals was dis
- patched; there were three left, as fu- ci
e rious for blood as ever; and these fo
d never abated their speed in the least.
a Had they got a taste of the blood of ii
d their companioni( they would have ti
m. gagged themselves on him before
Lt sceking the horse; bathe whiskedoff h
d the stage of life so suddenly that they hi
t scarcely noticed his absence. g
g The distance from home was rapid- o
k ly diminishing beneathl the quick steps bh
t of the mnare, which continued to cary th
y the sled at full speed, until the fear of a
, overturning became again a source of
s anxiety. Henreich, too, had learned f
b, by this time, that these were no or
r dinary animals with which lhe had to
I deal, but sharp-set, fiercely courage- or
, oun and determined brutes, to which
i m an or beast would be alike welcome, at
their preference, however, as maui
fested by their actions, being for ce
horseflesh. These were not the anui
I mals to be frightened away by the th
- sight ofa man's house, and there was
a bad open space between the out
Sskirts of the forest and Henreich's lii
t house, to which lhe looked with no eli
- little apprehension. cl
They had now approached the very mi
t edge of the wood, and the wolves be- Or
- gan gaining on each other. The ter- i
r ror-stricken horse became uncontroll
- able, and, bounding terrifically for- tl
c ward, caught the sled against the t
1 stump of a tree, overturning it, andti
gallloped away at a full run, leaving
Slenreich alone in the snow. Before g
- he could p he felt the brutes claw- a
- ing at hlisthroat, but his garments u
were so thick that lie was saved from n
injury; and, rising to his feet, threw
Sthem off. His hatchet had been jerk
- ed outof his hand as lie fell, and hlie c
looked desperately around for it, but
it was not to be fonud.
By this time the mare was almost
out of sight and two of the wolve si
Swere upon the defenseless mann; amdl ca
- the other, deserting the animal, wI
hbounded back. Henreich faced the WI
Sforemost, and the next moment was
surrounded. The powerful uman now
called into play all the strength tfor li
which he was so renowned. He struck cli
furiously at the leaping, snaring "y
I brutes, and flung them off when they thr
attempted to cling to him. Had ihe
possessed a weapon--even a club-it
is not impossible that lie would have to
3 saved hinmself. One blow with a club, "b
in his hands, would have cracked thie lo
Sskull of tile largest brute, and with a e
tis knife he could have ripped them open.
But there was no hope, fighting
fts with his naked hands. His blood had
th already dyed the snow, and the smell
he and taste of it made the brutes furi
at ous. Their lithe, heavy bodies were
e- hurled against him, as if impelled by
e- some power not their own and finally
y, they pulled him down. The sweets
as of this earth, the mystery of heaven,
sn swept through poor Henreic's mind;
se nay, in those brief, terrible momenta,
it the particulars found time to intrude.
Id It is often, very often, thus in the
ii, moment of death. He thought how
f- his devoted Mary would watch
plt through the vigil-how his mangled
4d remains would tell his fate in the
r- morning-a life's despair for the
4 mother of the helpless little ones. All
he these things rushed through his
le brain, and he knew that be himself
th was in the jaws of the wolves.
1 Then those foul, lurid eyes glared
1- over him; the tightening of the throat
e- followed, and thinking was finished.
Still he struggled to release his arms
S-the grasp on his throatwas choking
Shim; his senses reeled; when, like
the whizzing of a meteor, another
hard-breathing animal shot in among
the assailants and fastened itself on
the chief. The wolves for an instant
e relaxed their fury; Henreich reeled
~d giddy to his feet and recognized his
brave dog. For a moment he stood
bewildered when he saw the wolf re
Pr treating, and the other two attacking
t-his dauntless dog. He turned tohelp
.0 him, and a bright object caught his
eye; it was his hatchet lying on the
snow, within an arm's length of the
last terrible struggle. Henreich snatch
ed it up, and was himself again. His
arms were bleeding, but their giant
strength remained. The next instant
lhe had split the skull of one of the
d wolves, and now lie turned, like the
h madman that was, upon the fierce
animal that had borne hisfaithful dog
to the ground. The first blow laid
bare the gaunt backbone, the next
ggave his throat a terrible gash, and
the third loosened his fearful grip
upon the dog. Still he struggled
fiercely, when Henreich sprang upon
the animal, and cut, and hacked, and
slashed until the wolf was mince-meat.
d As he arose, a hand was on his
I shoulder, and turning, a hand was on
e his bosom.
e "Mary !"
Long did the young people stand in
speechless embrace; but the weaker
supported the stronger, for Henreich's
Smanly nerves were gone, and he lean
Ir ed upon Mary like a helpless child.
Lt The arrival of the frightened horse
g aroused his wife, and the moment she
ýt opened the door, the dog rushed forth,
o led by his kindly instinct. Mary fled
, wildly after hint, not pausing to bring
e the ritle. But this, it has been shown,
e was not needed.
S A STRANGE ROMANCE.
e London Telegraph. @
That "truth is stranger than fic
tion" is once more aptly exemplified
by the following curlious narrative,
I whicl reaches the Nazione fromn its
corresponident at Lucca :
"Some years ago a native of Cassa
Sroaggiore emnigrated to America, leav
t ing behind him his wife and two
children. Shortly after his arrival inl
the States, where he promptly found
Slucrative employment, hie sent 100
lire to the minister of his native place,
to be by him convieadt to hiis family.
A few months later this remittance
was followed by a second of 1,000
lire ; and at subsequent perilods other
sums were forwarded in the same
Smanner, to the total amount of 25,
1 000 lire, or £1,000. T''he ntinister,
Ihowever, to whom all this money was
transmitted, pt it int4i his own pocIk
et. One day, having colme to the
concion that lie had derived suffi
cient profit from his agency, he sent
Sfor the woman and infornmed her with
Smany consolatory reflections, thather
husband was dead. About the satt1d
Stime he wrote tofte emigrant, stat
Sing that the latt~r's wife and children
had succumbed to an epidemic which
had all but depopulated Cassamag
giore, and inclosed in his letter an
official certificate of their death and
Sburial. It alpp4re that after awhile
the emigrant, believing himself to be
a widower, married again. He proe
1 pered in business, became a wealthy
man, and a few mnonths ago deter
mined to revisit the placeof his birth.
' In due time he arrived with his sec
ond wife and children at Cassamag
Sgiore, where hie took up his quarters 1
Sat thle principal inn. Strolling out to
look up some of his old acquaintan
rces, a little beggar boy followed him
importuning him for alms. Some
thing in the child's appearance ar
rested his attention, lie asked the
boy his name, and found him to be
his own son. Further inquiry soon
elicited the fact that his wife and two
children were living, but in the ut
most poverty and distress. The rev
erend embezzler, when confronted
with his victim, offered to refund the
25,0(00) lire; but the affair had come to
the knowledge of the police authori
ties, who refused to permit any com
promise, and arrested the holy man,
against whom proceedings have been
taken by the State. Meanwhile his
unfortunate ex-parishioner finds him
sell' saddhled with two living wives
and fiunilies, between whose claims
ulpn his afiection and support there
is equitably speaking nothing to
choose either way."
A London paper thinks that by re
siding in Europe an Amnerican girl
can gradually "get rid of her war
whoop." American girls don't war
A restaurant proprietor told one of 1
his waiters he would nmake a good
clairvoyant, "Because, he exclaimed,
"you know more whlen you are asleep i
than when you are awake."
A hlittle girl the other day referred
to the mustache of a young man as a
"bang" on his lip. If she doesn'l
look out, one of these fine days she'll
get a Ibang right under the nose,
U. 1 W WT PLA ET ?IW.
he nt o'er, with wrinkd face,
M sm oohta. riearp hMlee of het ihrm,
e Lpst bufeted 0y life's slow tstg.
Ae nse earoud Is 11 and tMr,
i. T'hetade light fall, a rgoden glare,
In seehing moekery on hear loose, gay hair.
I iheisholir, Inditlewly arrayed,
Tells bhow ey heets str have strayed,
' And how al souls should be coatent
With those good bleesingi God has sdit.
e' And one, of all that selfpoised threosg
le HBage a his words sor deems them leag.
W And hambly thinks only her heart is wraaong.
d She meekly mumble o'er the hymn
, Her eyes with age and teardrsps dim;
je This orut sad wearS worshipert
11 Now, ' nul a doe te"tiprides
f They toes bright smile ea ever aide
f er does she know the hbrts such air looklhde
And still she site with her tear.wet fde,
As loth to leave that enared plaoe 1
The orpan with quick thunders rivea,
Lifts her sad trabilag soul to heavesn;
S She feels a .b's of blissfal rset,
Her bony hands across her breast
She elasep, and lowlyslghsrb ,led koweth best I"
,r One day, within some grander gate,
g Where kings saadmludters must wait,
a While she hopes humbly for low place
it far from the dearLord's shining face,
d Above the chant of heavenly choir
is These woads may sound with gracious ire:
d "Well done; good, faithful servant, come up
-. higher !"
P A BETTING EXPERIENOE.
e I had often been asked by my fiend
Bernard Snipe to take an interest in
horse-racing-or, ratther, in betting.
' For months I had resisted tempting
Ioffers of assistance and advice which
t were to make my fortune. The fact
e is, I knew nothing whatever about
e horse-racing, and I had no money to
e spare to pay for apractical experience
of the "art" of betting. Bernard
Snipe had, on the other hand, made a
Sstudy of "book-making." He was the
d deputy stationmaster at an old
P borough town on one of the chief lines
in the Kingdom. IIe betted with
passengers and he betted with railway
clerks, and for a while be "skinned'
* them pretty much as lie pleased.
a It was in September, 1871, that lie
u prevailed upon me to go to Doncaster
to see the great St. Leger race. 1
consented to visit the famous course
more for the sake of the "sight" than
ra for the betting. However, in order to
r enjoy a little of everything, I put £3
s 10s in my pocket; and on the Wed
- nesday when the Leger was run for,
I was conveyed in a special train to
eDoncaster. My railway fare and
e dinner absorbed 10 shillings of my
cash, and with the remaining £3 I
I proceeded to the course. I remember
seeing the first race won by Count
Lagrange's Cosmopolite. I saw large
sums of money change hands, and I
at last thought I might win a 410
noteon the Leger. I looked round for
Bernard Snipe, but he had left me.
I could not find him, I returned to the
- quarters occupied by the betting
fraternity and I could heqr the praises 1
of Kettledrum sounded above all the 1
rest of the horses. Kettledrum was f
the favorite in the betting and
consequeutly I made him favorite by I
investing all my £3 in his cause. At
length the horses came out for their i
preliminary "canter." Kettledrum was f
pointed out to hme, and I almost
worshiped the animal "'They'th'c off!' '
was the first cry I heard, and after
coi'siderable excitement there were I
immense cries of "Caller Ou winse
Caller On wins!" and to my utter I
astonishment Caller On did win. The
thought suddenly flashed upon meI
that I was eiglht miles away from
home; had lost the only friend I knew, I
and not a farthing in my pocket 1
towards paying my railway fare.
I was in a strange place; I was
almost in despair. I wandered about
the refreshment bootlhs to ascertain if
any one I knew was there. I was not
successful. I came to the conelusion
that I had made a fool of myself by
visiting D)oncaster, and astill greater I
fool of myself by staking £3 on the
lottery of a horse race, and leaving
myself without the means of getting
Suddenly I was topped on the 1
shoulder. I turned round, and to my a
delight I beheld Bernard Snipe. a
"Well, how have you gone on?" he
"Lost every farthing of my money,"
was my disconsolate reply.
"What didyou back ?" he inquired.
"Kettledrum! What a fool you've
been. Wlhy didn't you ask me about
it! He wasn't in the race. The raina
had made the course too heavy for 1
him," ran on critical Bernard.
"It's all very well to tell me these
things, now the mischief is done," I
remarked. "I know I have mnade a 1
fool of myself by comning here at all. ;
Lend me half a sovereign, and 1'1 r
make the first loss the last, and go t
home by the next train."
"Not me, old boy," hie replied; and I
then, in an encouraging tone, he said:
"Look here, they are betting 8 to I
againstCosmopolite for theCorporation d
Plate. I am going to put two sov
ereigns upon it. If you will put a (
sovereiqn on it I'll lend you the
"No, no. Once bitten twice shy," a
I answered. "Cosmopolite won tile t
first race, and they'll never let the a
same horse win two races in one day," f
'It's right, ltell you. I have a
friend in Count Lagrange's stable, I
and hlie has given me the tip," iput in
"Well, I'11 never pay you back if I
lose," I informed him.n.
"I'll trust you for that," lie answer- a
ed as he ran off toward a betting nlan
who was under a hiuge umbrella bawl- a
ing to a crowd of people in front of 3
Presently hie returned and handed I
me a small ticket, at the samne time
informing me that if the Iorse won I
must present the ticket to the man
with thie umbrella,and he would hand
me nine sovereigns.
The bell rung to clear the course. t
Again there was the preiiminarycanu
ter. Once more a score of voice. from t
behind ~!assesuicied out, "They're off."
I beard shouts from a af
4dCosmopolitewlnWflW `' ` kn *i
how to control Dn siVin
Mpoite did win. W $:. -
vicual who accosted the manp tile
umbrella, and, having xeseu ' th
ticket, he handedmedo
At about thesame stmote hent ;'Br
Snipe came and reeeivedb
sovereigns. I eturned him th9 5o
erelga he had advanced bo ie, isnd
at once darted into the middl6 of ttj
erowd. IH called after mea;i bbt. I
wpold not heed him. I ran as fst as
it horse to the railway-station. In s
quarter of an hour I was on my re
turn journey home. I ealledtoter a
friend at a large town in the Mkdlalaleh
and I ordered a new ait of, l
and a hat. I pald cash and ,y
the adu discount. In snot r .Itl
I was at home with jut, the amei
amount of money in my pocket as I
had started withiq tihe morning.
In my new suit I was married oa
. Wlslt I was edpoying the boner-.
moonfl reeeived a letter frlls a Mded.
In it I read the following pas .
"Bernard Snipe, throqh bis love
for betting, has become Involved. He
has embezzled £309 blonging to the
railway company, and' bolted to Aus
np Then I related the above story to
"You'll never bet again, will youV"
she asked, as she patted me on the
d "Never, my dear. And I have kept
in my word."
I xysterios Vengeance.
it On the deek of the Dolphin, on a
o beautiful tropical night on the Pacific,
two lovers-Edmund Prescott and
i Florence Harrise--stood gazing upon
a the beautiful sea, and were engaged
1e in conversation. I was reclinnnetar
d at hand, and for some time had- been
e in that delicious, half-dreamy state,
h when something struck my ear like
y the sound of a bell. Edmund and
" Florence had not heard it, no doubt
because they were so absorbed ineayh
e other. I called their attention to wh t
rI had heard. We all then latennty
1 listened, and soon thl'strange, 61le1nn
e sound was repeated at regular inter
n vals. It was but a moment that gen
a eral attention was given to the quite
3 distinct sound. The captain said we
were not near land, and gave to el~w
-, to what it represented. Old Back
o stay Bob, a tall, scared sailor, who
d held position at the wheel, exclaim
ed, "It is the Bell of Doom. The
I captain replied that the statement
r was a childish one.
It Soon the sound of the bell was mote
e clear and distinct, and immediately
I thereafter the captain took his eig t
0 glass and gazed in the direction frown
r which it came. He remarked, as he
i. lowered the glass:
B "I can just discover a dark body
g rising and falling on the waves, but
s nothing more. Bob, you have got
e the best eyesight of any man on board.
s See what you can make ot it."
I Bob resigned his place at the wheel
y to one of the men, and came forward
t and took the glass. He gave a great
r sigh, and after careful inspection, and
t "Blow me If it ain't old Davy Jones
r "How does it look 1" several of us
Sinquired in the same breath
i I'Pl be hmaged if I can tell ! There
r is no bowsprit, and---"
S"Don't you see anything hke a
sail ?" inquired the captain.
' "Not a speck. But hold a minute;
I've got her in range now. She looks
Slike a greatt hulk of a lightboat. I see
the bell. They've rigged it up at tihe
a masthead, so that it ewlgsmn backwards
Sand forwards every time the thing
f gives a lurch to the leeward. I doun't
L see a creature on board, living or
r The ship's course was altered, to
bring her rapidly to the mysterious
Scraft. Most of the company looked
Supon the affair as something super
natural, but the two lovers had no
faith in their credulity. The captain 1
Shimselfgrew indignant at the talk,
r and prononneed them a set of cow
ards. He said he intended to board
Sthe old hulk even if it turned out to
be the Flying Dutchman or Davy i
'Jones' flagship, and would explore it I
from stem to stern. He gave orders i
Sto get one of the boats in readiness. I
One was lowered, and the captain,
Swith a select crew, pulled away to- i
Sward the hulk. Wle saw the distance
I swiftly decrease between the two
r Iboats, until the shadowy forms inerg- <
ed into oue. Then followed an im- a
vpresesve silence--nsuddenly followed c
Sby a howl, a pistol shot and a scream. a
We saw, a moment later, the boat t
pulled offfrom the hulk, and the men
rowing with all their might back to
thIe lship. As they came nearer we I
discerned that the captain was miss- t
aEkstay Bob dashed toward the i
boat, and shaking his fist at the men,
deadmaed furiously :
"You cowardly dogs! Where is
Capt. Luster t"
"The demon has got him !"
Ou questioning them eagerly, tlhey I
said that on their getting alongside a
the craft they heard a low, hollow i
Sand unearthly sound. Thie captain,
full of courage, climbed up heP side,
descended the hatchway, and disap- a
A moment later the report of the a
captain's pistol was heard, followed m
Sby a terrific shriek, and then all was i
still. Thie men, horror-struck, pulled i
away from the ship.
"You're a party set of cowardly
sneake, ain't you, to go and desert
Syour calptain that way, whenl, like
enough, hlie siiededA you to save his
I life!" exclaimed Buckatay Bob, for
> getting in his fury that the first mate I
Swusamong thoie whomn hedcnouneed.
S"Bob is right, if his excitement does
I make him forget his mianners," said
the mate. "It was not my intention
Sto desert Capt. Luster, but the men
were so frightened that I determined
Sto come back and get a new set."
SPrescott and myself were admitted
e Ar iving it i
f .,in ýie
a wluat l a aIM
s cutjsll ad.sa:"
I Ba g the eab
ti r erouebin. IJe b re o ter.
tl;w re ~, W"M.Hiii
a ofslashing blows from Bm kam t ob,
D the u'uiastel bn st nwas a- a is.
n tni klg a close eft jd t ¢i4, of
tihe place a number Of humanb _bs
were fmund tfi eted oniin thq oor,
with aot airrdtkht ehaýids. It
seemed tisdidakle the lh e IM ad
been by `w qea, 1
of Mmgn le LT
evesel, d havdogat tum'~tremity
a maslve iron elais, te' in
a heavy ring at one en,5h other
being astened a' dl"mag t.ple to
a beam In the vfiNs side.
S'Them briu hadsi ouhath t his neck,
. and had been confined to the orner
I of thq room by a delicate . }r ringl
wlieh had b"en pit tlhe~e tobe broken.
Over the center of the robin'o W
written something in a'd Indianr dia
leeot, which was' prneas ued by the
mate, who had eivnt several.years in
India to read:
"I have sought--I have found that
which I ssight--vengeance."
It was a mystery never yet fathom
I ed. The fearful tragedy has'emained
vividly in my memory to this day.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean has been
badly sold by a colored individual call
lig Illmelf Jitlut Jaeson and represent.
Ing himself as a foruel slave of: Gen.
Wade Hampton. Jackson graclously
submitted to an "'iterview," ta which
he gave a bloocl-curdling prcouat of`' his
slave days on the Hbunptoa-ploltatlou,
represented to b4ta South Carolina, de
tailing particularly hpw tha laywes of
(.one, Hanptop yoore ~ogged brutally
and pursued by 1boodhound. ~P~hls plau
sible political indictieat was orwarded
to Geta. Ilampton by solee hnaie sid
honest trutahselers in the west. "tYou
may state two faets if you wish," Glen.
Hampton rejllied to the writer, "In gen,
oral reply to all that in said abodt no;.
The first is that I never 6wned a dlave
lnamed Jhn Jaclseln mr * er employed
a 'contraband of that name on mny plan
tation.' The second is, that'I lawm nver
had a plattation or an interest ina plan
tationa in South Caroliua. I have nuertt
plauted outside of 'd|iuisippli. With
these trifling corrections the interview
may p:ns for whatt it I worth."
Oh, she was a malshie, tfr to view,
With her bleed back Ihalr ad syesa so blue,
But, alas I our life is oulY a span-.
She started the ire with a col oil can.
Charleny-What girl witas that you
had in tow lat"evea~ring HarryT (oU
his dignity-What you please to 'call
in tow, sitr, is 'lhat people generally
speak of as blsmd tresses, sir." lie
goes off in a hif'.
A French gettlem&n mtet a young
and pretty Aperie~a girl in PIaris.
"What in the world are you doing
hete" "I an spenditng my honey
moon." "But :where Is your hus
band " "Oh,he's in New York."
Observing lttle brother's remark
before a room !full of company: "I
know what made that red mark ont
Mary's nose. It was the rim of John
Parker's hat."i And there are girls
who believe tlat little brothers never
go to heaven.i
Here ia anot~er good endorsement
of a patent siedieine: "Dear sir,
after taking tio bottles ofyour Elixir
of Life, my (tife died. You may
send me two tore bottles, as I expect
to marry again."
An old bacielor, who particularly
hated literary;womeun, asked an au
thoress if she could throw any light
on kissing. "i could," be said, loik
ing archly at him; "but I think its
better in the dark."
A man out West, who read tlhant
dry coperas put in a bed of ants
would eause tieln to leave, put sone
in his mother-in-law's bed to see if
she wouldni't go. "He says she was
there at lasti acounte.
They weret inspcetuing at group of
statuary, and she asked him who the
female gur~ weeas. He said he wasn't
eertain atout it, but he thought it
must be the blat of Sanara-at leas.t
it was a barrel waist. Long and pro
"What," asks a correpondent,.
"causes the hair so come out " Before
we answer, we must know whether
you are mared or single. This is
very Important to a true understand
ing of the e .
Elder siste (to little one who ap
peared to tao great interest in Mr.
Skinoone)--' ome little pet,it is tinue
your eyes we, shut it sleep." Pet
"1 think not. Mother told me to keep
niy eyes ope wheln you and Mr.
Skinoons wes together."