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J.. FJATK'S E. w
A disnal Iatuain day A41tyaf Mi ltM
the drearier because yesterad Iay had c(1
Heen ,so bright with sunshine and
qeiniuilly lovely with a balmy south- so0
went witid. mi
'To-Iday the sky looked as hopeleOs to
as it only can look when a wretched Je
storm is pelting down, lowering and
'rThe thertomneter hald tumbled let
dlown to fty-tfoutr, and the rawest oft iatt
m1set winds was blowing in damp till
,usts. bringing muisty sheets of rain de
against the window-palnes of Jack ha
Jerome's office, with a miserable, an
wailing little noise that was only we
equalled in gloominens by the ap- rep
pearance of the slowly tinkling rivu- ans
lets of the rain drops as they dripped atc
down the glass. at
As dispiriting as ever a day was or de
could be, Jack thought, as he turned
disgustedly away Into the little room((1 li
again, with its stove in the middle, a,
that stood there perpetually,its time- clh
tables of a dozen roads tacked on the w,
walls, its railed-off ticket office with pi
the telegraph apparatus, whosIe mu*01
4tonous click-clickety-click had come Inu
to he a positive' haunting horror to to
Jock's life. at
And not much wotnder, seeing that thi
he was obliged to listen at it thirteen di
heaors out bf the twenty-four, and to itI
attend to all the other duties of sta
tion agent at this lonesome little out t
of the way depot in the suburbs, and p,
all for the insilgnitficant remuneration sl
of s$40 a month-Jack Jerome, col- at
loge bred, stroug-linibed, handsome B
as a young Apollo, and proud as- v
well, just proud enough to fill the m.
detented position well, since nothing gi
else had yet offered. al
He had always meant such grand Ii
things when college days were over.
He had fully decided to study law- p
to make a nIame for himself that to
should bring coy Fame and tickle it
Fortune to his side,
''there had been plenty of money in a,
the Jerome coffers thouen, and not an- h
til a week after Jack had carried off' s
the grand honors did the sudden, la
appalling crash come, in which every h
thing was swept by the board, and
the handsome, ambitious young fellow l
found himself with a fine stock of h
clothes and Al education, in a place b
where a beggar could not be a
Of course he had tried otherthings, t1
but other things were not available; d
and then this had been offered him, a
and he had taken it and folfilled his
duties well, and loathed it equally a
But to-day he was not thinking so a
cMuch of that as the other thing, that r
naturally led him to despine the in- _
ture of his position. He was thinking
of the soft, velvety gray eyes that lie y
had seein once or twice too often for
his happinesA-a fair faced, proud
stA'ppiung *oung girl, whose name he
even did not know, hut who leua I
made Ii)a implifrIesioJ upjonJ him that
he couldl not shiake oei.
"llut what good woeuld it do, eve'n
if I knew her, and it a mutually de
liglhtful acquaintiltfil' C'nlti(d !" le I
asked himself' bitterly, as he leanc'd
against the big dlesk aned leooked
moodily out itto the disconsolate I
clay. '*A jeior de~vil with $10 a weeik
iS 1tie tlt o(ibjclt ofi iuithi itlntrlest te
onee of the th ir : one's, to leegiet with;
a111( to ventuiie' to builui hoples eof a
,\ imUpeiCitiv e umIllollnllS on the'
telegraph icnstrumnt clissi hated his
thoughts, and by the tine lee hail
taken his orders, and seen to one or
two details, the' donloi train coin" in,
and it laid of' on tlel siding, waiting
for the Easteree Express, Frank
WVleeiat cane' iin, c'lchery arnuu good
inetured its c've'r, as well paid and
gedotliaull s jmasetiger' contlichtol'
'1 stuppost' :eou've leeerd the lntest,
,JeIroiime ?" he said, with just the least
little deprecation iin his voice.
''No. What. is it ?" he· asked, in
''Hatlher ii depaiture. ande~ pr'etty
rough' oe you fellows ; hut the super
intenientit's going to ptut lady tele
gi aphe~ts in all along thee lbranclh
.1l'ck looked i incirdiilous.
"It's a thct," WhV etat answered ,"'ane
a shame. ito tielloews get little
eneouglh 1o11., at double cduty."
,lack tlutshed angrily.
'"T'lien you nicole," lhe said imeepetu
ously, ''that thlet' intend to elock ouw
CbI'm sorry or yeiou, I declare, Je
.Jack was thoroughly angry 1o10.
"It's an outrageous shame! I suep
pose the company will siave on1e per
cent by the innovation-so niuch feor
tihe beautiful equality utf thee sexes!
We~U, let tQbpr.PPUJAJ
if thy want to a redI ~iou
can't beflleVe ·1
'rh wliiste oq t th ater Express
sounded lugubriously through the
misty air, and Wheat had only titr4 it
to answer a word : "Yo'll. see, m
Jerome !" 0co
Well, twenty-four hours later, me
Jerome did "see"-an autograph hea
letter from Supterintendent DeBowpe az(
stating that Miss Alma Barry would apt
take charge of the telegraphing ogl
department in his olffice, between the gi%
hours of eight a. m. and five p. m., em
and that hi*pay would be refuc4 qu,
well, so materially, that Jack at once
resolved to quit the place entirely; an;
and, no strange is human mature, py
actually with a feeling of sharp regret na
at the loss of the situation he had so til
despised not an hour before,. tot
"Miss Alma Barry !" He quite a
hated the name, poor lonely fellow,
as he posted up his aecounts, before
closing up for the night; and he
wondered if she needed the small
pittance he earned as much as be did.
That night he was miraculously un
lucky. lie went toi a score of pices p
to find work, and failed every time,
andl the next morning, went down to
the oftice more utterly desolate and
discouraged than ever hIe had been
in all his life before.
Precisely at eight o'clock Auperin
tendent DeHown's representative ap
peared, escorting a young lady- tU
slight, graceful, modest In her grey
andi veil-and introduced them Miss
Barry and Mr. Jerome; and as the
veil went off, Jack nearly lost his
self-possesslion to see the exquisite
gray eyes, and rippling darkiair, U
and grave, sweet mouth he had been
hopelessly in love with tor months.
A faint little flush made her bcheeks
prettier than ever, and Jack~wonder
ed wildly what mysteriousa fate was
in it all.
Then Miss Barry laid off her sacque
and hat, and gloves, and sat down to
her duties at the Instrument; so fair,
so sweet, No dignified and thoroughly 0
lady like, and so perfectly mistress of r
her business, too.
While Jack managed to attend to his
duties, with a very vagoue idea that
blie was somebody else, and a very
bewildered person at that.
Until late that same afternoon,
when Miss Barry addressed him for
the first time, ansolicited, all thst
day, Jack's heart was in his throat,
as hlie walked over to her.
Her dclear, calm eyes were wistful
and so exquisitely beautiful.
'1 have been thinking about it all
day, Mr. Jerome; it doesn't seem
t right that you shoald be obliged to
give so much of yoar position up.'
What could he say to her 1He
L found no reply, and Alsm went on,
' softly, regretfully:
1 '1 am so sorry. I know from ex
perience' what it is to be out of em
pI loyment, and I am so troubled about n
So this lovely and gray-eyed little
I girl poor and a worker like himself!
Thelc commr~ron p~larce licst wasH some
e how hi. ivilderi ugly precious to liml.
I 'I will be as honest. as you are,' lie i
d said, alter a imoiient, looking frankly
V down in her fice. '1 needed the
k~ place very mu ich Itideed.'
'' She tiashied huim ack a look that
Swiis halt a smnile, half a plinding ik.
'And so (i1( I, Mlr. eJromenm. It is
me sino hard fur us women to tind jIosi
t 1i0115 to decently support us.'
1(1 Shine was poor-ohli, it was raptur
,r ounly sweet to him to hear her say
i, no! If she had hIecmm rich--t his lovely
ig lIttle girly-
k ack controlled a ceitain aiumdacious
1- hope that leaped ump in his heart, but
id Ilidn not take his eyes oft of her.
r 'I don't appr'(ove of women being
employed in places as pmublio as this,
t, Miss Hirry.
st Slt. fuished suddenly, lbumt. answered
i- 'Nor do I, Mi. IJemomince. But what
are thney to (1o '
ty 'Stay at home, and make it the
rt- heaven on earth for the husband who
e- loves thenin. Let him work in such a
h alse s thisi---she in her own sphemre.
A (leliciouis little flush criniusoIned
her tace as she drooped it away froni
ml his eager eyes.
tle 'Ys,' she answered, softlv. 'Sone
women zmre so blessed. but not all.'
Hle leaned forward towarld her, the
Lu- antdacuion~us hope past. control now, the
auI sweet, suldinlen passion thliat had been
growing for mIll those mInioths spring
iming up like a surging sea that would
Itt- not be stayed.
'Not all: hut will you not make
me so blessed ! Alma, you have
Ip- heen sv love tor nionths; is it p0o
ier sible-can it he possible, that -ou
for will be mu wife!'
'5s! He had said it, and with a solemn,
domo face, Alma ºp
nk tr# )yjadd they dar
contit, and Alt6 m
money in a why theai maa 1
hi gbexcellengrt, d °) ý1bP r
spread about amboug :it tiouid
o lels, that younag Jerome is t bt
given a very suaperlor poIsiou iti the
employ ' where Mls lalry ' *if bb
But Jack and Almas will gi,'be
any happier, because they arell n
py as they can be now, and Ja&
never ceases to bless the day when
the superinteondent put lady opera
tore on the branch line.
GEO. E. STRONG,
Successor to E. A. Tyler, T
invites the attention of the
publio to his entirely new
and elegant stock of GOLD
and SILVER WATOE2
OLOOK=vne. 1~Y r;
Also a 1asla exztsive
line of Solid STERLING
SILVER and PLATED
WATCHES repaired, DI.
AMONDS reset'aund JEW
ELRY ofall kinds =adeto
order and repaired by ezpe
115 Canal Street,
NEW OLEA$ n, L8,
BATON MOUGE, LA.
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:GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES:
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: CLOG=S, ETCQ.:
HavinI received, lately a Iargel lot of' NEW
andl ELEGANT IP'ATTEINS in JEWELRY, I
now oter the beat assortment of goodNs i my line
over aeon ill Baton l oage.
REMEMBER, I KEEP NOTHING BUT
AN) WARRANT EVERYTHING TO BE
STRICTLY AS REPRESENTED I
I will all insl s amu low ao the 1nlne 1!iuality can
be bought in New Orleans or anywhere elae.
Thanktut l for Ilhnnrl patronage in the pant,
shall, hy fair dealing, try to merit the amtno in
the future. .ia:Ol
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MAlII. AlT Ifit l01 I
it LAFAYE1TTE 'STRECET,
RESPCFFL inhrn hs fredan theo
publi urn IY ally hrum hout l hia li ladsoulrii
Cigars, which h* giumuntees:
SBi~tauica, Victoria, Lodrez IConchu
lHelit iiiih o ly s th inest Stock ofI tiibaitc. and
his (igilma. lW~ing iiiitl altogethier by liand, he
feel' juatifited in anlioolitig that the-v are or the
ICO best and mtost fraguult quality. Retailtnwrchanta
whit wiahi to buy from one lrnx to one thousand
ye will I promptly auppllnd. nngl0y
II,' Iehases. ' frm$1 pt JON OHHO'
I~s~r41 £~A !i44;~ tP. d~~~
-0 0 some
*i i ,M!.` . µ
'1 a.J d· ,,
En1 W FM1IlfNG
CANES, UMBRELLLA S,' P 0R10t A
A large and well selected Stock always oq.o , hi.t . '.x,
e a o v eh i rt na ll t h s e - o b
The above bhirt In all the difterent utyo-open back--open front- withc sd
without cutrs. 49ot1p
M D. LAAN ,, .. i 5M 019W
i6 & $ COMMON STREET, NEW OWLEALfB, s. r
Hardware and Ship W'W;
NnEAM, TFI4oGJnAPH RAILROnAD SUPPLIES
Oils Paltwl ordage Wa ste, TO 1ow Garun and Hemp ;.P,
*asb r, Coop perdraw andIron Wir Manufacsturersa.be+i
Improv3 EAM TRAINS for the evaporation of Cane Jae,
Workers in Copper, Brass and Sheet iron, ard
DEALERS IN GAS PIPES AND FITTINGS.
1 All OrQders entruated to us will be filled with dispatck. fv95
Tlz~., Coppe:r &=dSheet zx. I
-MAN D3ALIR IN
STOYE$ CROCKEEVWARE AID TIIWAEEI
1tfaire usnt pleauure In announcing to my friends and th people of ERut and Wetds" u
and enrraading prbh that I Wejust LIV VUII e in the c1 of lior
northmrf corner of TW fwd Ilotlddrt " , 1 hrW$on hand d t
dirrncct from the a ot whab 1 am nableto w<+l 1ret artopfah1*gluiº ýtloea.~f~~f~f
lug, fteanal ag rte. dOne l ann tkallh. t
,zo "pr rnii oai un In rarrkmanl ke eurrt the
ý'orlra ouolt ad Aa rwtlcs _ uoT n +
W.. G. RANDOLPH,
Wholesale and Retail Grocer,
-AYND DIBALeR IN
WESTERN PRODUCE, WINES & LIQUORS,
(TfOMAS J. OODS' OLD STAND,)
aAw.Z *T Na UT, W MA6 T- Pan'm.r vLANVZNG
few BIATON ROUGE. LA.
Highest IMarket price paid for cotton I
=a/f, xa TZ ZI0.r ·L.I..CA..fi(
Stanm rains, Striike Pans, Roilers and Tank,
STEAM PIPE AND STEAM FITTINGS OF ALL KINDS,
ALL KINDS I SUGAR HOUSE WORK.
CORNER FRONT AND MAIN STREETS, NEAR THE FERRY LANDING,
feI8 BATOv ROUGE, LA.
TW . Q A. E.E . I r,
'ORWkIllDIIID Dl COIIlSSIOI IEOcilIt
Plantation and Family Supplies,
- AN D
Ceneral Steamboat, Purchasing and Collection Agent
OBONER OF FROIT AD LAUREL STS., - BATON ROUGE LA.
Lr COTTON BOUGHT, 87OR D AND SkIPPED. few
COTTON* - BIT.T"E
-AND I)EAI.ER IN
GROIJR1I8 ANB PLANTATION SUPPlIS,
Corner Main and Third Streets,
feb8 BATON ROUGE, LA.
80&P BTARC$ Ik CAXDLB5, - Au
Kfe of Bo ADAEW JAOOW$n.R it
i tos di ata~sai
LArCES t e n I
M. vn +ety s r BO F'IiLDD '
M~ ls stR Telatti AOUS
A i .
Oboo r4g la~ YY~i O:ooolate
Photospho c A tisth
sor st~ltsw ro088i
H ameS~RI, H SATORUS. A
*o chYW6 O fmQWy; A SMOIALRT
Sand 0l.esu* Coibth ton
* erdu a nd c heiigaasi e Choasal
aoqht gI .ue se~ill.
fami, JO BEHams
- Onea Cund Hamo poun fa .Phelat quddaly es
-n neh, PeatfmfilhfJeso.
fui 1tO 0centlgars teat apre imoute wort
cMI bw aht of syrp r. at f l
s Moataeron o an d Ceesre.
Ar-alwayit 0. K. whebn oorpehaed at tba
aen wd tao pound tons ofa Poddaag, ucs
toel,)(! gad gea s tbte ctYm anod f e
treat 1 to 0heirnta per C tol 5 sInusa lls
weoright (if yrupl. t faintly 'lOCYadrcl
RBoA1D J(IsIOARDE l..
I Paoulk Bacon and Ltardf
You wili11ada good stoc of Pork, Isomo and
Wh ouldow atthe etoreof
N * D DWJACO BOM.
I have estoreo the tar at to@l of Tobacco
*to 4Ie~ fondI this .ielfs, iMtot uadss 1)..)
rtI e arll o fnd It o erto rater tor t auleat te aatoe
__ ADRIEW JACKSON.
RO AbD1lB~OL U - A
SADDLE ^.S oodHllox ldor pod
alDEEW JACKSON DEJtn RCoug.
SF FHDarU tFlour!
SIhre jrust reeived aieother Inoiesofs JPatk
sea.e Best Famcy FaiTly Flor Atleso ata arn
maortinent of other Ircade forsalfe at the btore
OE AHDRDEW JACDT OR4.
LhEs lAt) HARced -ogo.
Pof ant ddles nd n lIa.
U . . RLeynld de~~f~ G~o' ColorES ad ready
iit L iEnS. DRUGS led canIt
seer IoCi. Spt.Tediretines. Ceiteais. PNaitn
LedacInes, Fa.c Toilet Artorles. etc. ad
wrould zerpeetflly TInLtV theIpublic to e.xmin
m i assorntmnt betfors makng tCheil urcbsack,
faeling contldeut that I can at.laf them both
sa cI. quality and prie. W. T. CJ;UVEIP.1Uw
f (hE LNDJZ~ED AYI) lFTYT (COR1)' OP
I tClDO PinGt ad bE-a selected Wo.cop
~~~~~~ I-relb .AX.
S Paints and Olsr.
QOU;THERN Cornpay'ie arintly pure- W~hite
Octe I.. *Oynold' &: Co's Colo and r~B.dy
ncd 1'ainta. 1EDAR York Boill and Ilodw asio
s·pe-el Oil. fipta. Turpentin. Wintebr $tralne'd
E~g La rd il. e~atafot and Camatof Oll. pt
W.eT. CLsVEoRIUS' l uatorCO.
ll hav T atrF1Iannrtl-Thel latest nov
saled oin Baalrset sdlouneul.l Chlderen. eacku
at III ELMAWY'Pl
ja i II E1 PIGS FeET-Ye seas ons plac
a abom Ie, atflv grocery o
Octob~er 12. ~ .fOSJHt MEAL.
'flD 'AIG. You will finds goo I~aaoort
~.~iU JII~dmeat of all slI~Ce. r')P and
twlnre,ac~tateolwo ,ANDEW JACK NW
.I M'tie In atore 150r barels Cbolce meaol. fo
sal, to dealetr. and consninwe.
irUOICTUAC JEWr YEAR PRES
ents The p~rae to