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The Liiicota County Herald PUBMSIIED KVBMC VEDNE3DAV J II130. T FISHER, LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD, TERMS OP ADVERTISING. One SuaYe (10 Ifrieijor less, one Insertion... $1 19 Esch additional Insertion ... ........ To Administrators' Notices.1..-...... 3 00 Final Settlement Notices 3 00 Strsy Notices (single S OA $!. k TEAR IN ADVANCE. SlNUIitS COPIES FIVE CENTS. Kech additional stray In sain notice t 00 VOL. 8. TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1873. NO. 3. $3r A Liberal Deduction will be mad to yearly adrertlsert. U T. DUNN, ATTORNEY AT WW, ftcw llpc, - ' lttagsonrl Will prnctlco In (be CourU tif (he Nineteenth -Judical Circuit. Special at toe Hon given to cot Wing. tTnHinftp R. C. MAGKtJDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CapvauCiri8, - Missouri. Will practice In the Court, of the Nineteenth Judicial District. v7ni W. C. McFARLAND, ATTORNEY AT LAW, I'roy, - - Missouri. Will DMCtteo In the Courts of the nineteenth 'Judicial Circuit, aud will give special attention 1o collections. Olfije Front room orcr J. R. Knoi'i Bank. v7nl6 CHAS. MARTIN, Jr., ATTORNEY AT LAW, Troy, - - Missouri. Will practice In all the Court, of the Nine teenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to the collection of debt,. v6n3V JV. V. McKEE. E. N. BONFILS. McKEE fc BOftFlXS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Troy, - - Missouri. Will practice in the various Courts of this and mljolning counties. Special attention given to collections and matters roUting to real estate. jlif Office, northeast corner Main and Cherry streets, just below Laclede Hotel. n30v7 J. B. ALLEN. W. T. BAKER. ALLEN & BAKER, Atloroeys-at-Law, Agents Stale and Fboenlx Insurance Companies, and Real Estate Agents, TROY, MISSOURI. JOSEPH B. ALLEN, Notary Public. apr25-'"2nl7 B. W. WHEELER, Attorney at Law anil Notary Public, ii:w HOPE, MO. Will attend to any professional busii.ess tn the Courts of Lincoln, Warren, Pike and Montgom ery counties. scp77luS0yl WM FRA7.IER. G- W. COLBERT FRAZ1GR & COLDEST, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls, TROY, MISSOURI. 'Will practlco in all tho courts of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given co col lections and to the sale and purchaso and leasing of real estate. Abstracts of titles, warranty deeds, deeds of trust and mortgages mado out on short notice. Largo number of valunblo farms for sale at low prices. p& Oflico on Main trect In Ransdell's building, up stairs. v"nl4 WALTON & CREECH, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts, TROY, MO. Will practice in all the Courts of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the State. All business entrusted to their care will be rromtitlv attended to. ORlce over Dr. S. T. East's Drug store. Office lours from 9 a- m. to 4 p. in. votftn2 OTIiSOH eft NEW HOPE, MO., Have removed to the Ira ,T. Nelson house, and are now receiving a NEW STOCK OF GOODS, and are determined NOT TO BE UNDERSOLD. Thoy expect to keep up their reputation for GIVING TnE BEST PRICES FOR Country Produce. September 25, 1872. BUFFALO NURSERY. nIIOSE in need of Trees or Nursery stock of X any kind will And it to their Interest io go to the above nursery, ana ouy a 101 oi piauis THIS FALL, AS IT IS THE BEST TIME TO TRANSPLANT, And LARRUE TREES aro offered a GOOD DEAL LOWER than they will be again, after the present unasaally large stoek of trees Is dis posed of. Great bargains are offered t those who wish to set largely f Hen-Davis, Willowtwig, Winaap, lime's Crab, &c. ft For further f artkalars call at tie Nut sery, S miles southeast of Troy, on the Tele Staph, sold, or address the proprietor. A. a SHULTS, osj Troy, Mo. For the Uerald. CEOILE EIAIOT. BY MISS 8. A. STUART. FART I. "The good are better made by ill At odors crunhed are sweeter still." "My dear child if you knew the world s well aa your mother you would have expected tbit. You Bust learn io the hard ichool of experience to valuo such people for their true price, whioh ii lit erally notbiogl" "But, mamma, the of all other girls I You were always so kiud to her, aud I havo ever treated her as a sister ; and then for Ella to ataro at mo as if she knew me not: aurelv mv deep mourning cannot be so disguisinc that in one short year I should not bo recognized." "Yes," said Mrs. Elliot, "there is cer tainly a great difference between Cecilo Elliot the poor teacher, and Cecile Elliot the potted daughter of a wealthy father, whose mother was idiot enough in those palmy days to make fetes for those suoihino friends. But, my daughter, let thoeo slights fall harmless. Adversity has its blessings as well as its woes. Wo know not until our trials came, what sincere friends we had in the Spaocsrs, and now would you bo willing to change the almost family tics of love between Mary and Claude Spencer and yourself, for the so-called friendship which once existed with Ella Howard." "No, mamma, surely not ;" her face Euflfuscd with a vivid blush, "but 1 Gnd it so very hard to bear ingratitude. Bo- aides, 1 was ashamed that Claudo Spencer should witness my humiliating reception. It has been a miserable evoning, mamma, aud though the singing delighted me, yet I am sorry I that I went. 1 shall stay at homo in future, or only go whore 1 shall be certain of mcetiug no such treatment." Did Claude notice Ella Howard's manner of speaking to you?" "How could ho avoid doing so I She sat immediately in front, and onco I came very near touching her and speaking an n old tiroes ; but thaok Heaven, I did nit. She turned toward Claudo onco during the pauses, and said'. 'Is she not dinne, Mr. Spencer?' " I'Her brother escorted her, you said ?' "Yes. and with an immense pair of whiskers and tho silliest smirk on his ftco that I ever saw. He did dot speak to me in tho concert room, but whilst waiting in the vestibulo for tho crowd to pass out, ho turned towards me, as if ho had then seen me for the first timi 'Miss Elliot, eh I bowd'yedo?' But Ella pu'led him by the arm with, 'come along, brother, we can pass. Good even ing, Mr. Spencer. Now, mamma, was not that the cut direct ?" "Yes ; but as I havo said, count it as nothing. Tbero aro many such Ella Howard's ; but, for all that, tho world has many, many, noble, true hearted spirits in it, who delight in raising up the oppressed and relieving those who are burdened. We mast feel that such amply compensate for the inferior class of God's orestures, of which ono hi I Howard is a specimen. But come, dear our school duties to-morrow will not allow us to dissipate longer; you already aro looking palo and fatigued." Mrs. Eliot was tho widow of Capt, James Elliot, ono of tho wealthiest men io tho sea-board city of A , and, who found herself suddenly reduced from luxury and riohes to poverty, by a terri ble goto at sea, duriog which Capt. Elliot and the fine ship, of whioh ho was tho owner, wero lost ; and subsequently, news came to tho widow that a hous3 in Liverpool in whioh hor husband had invested 870,000 had becomo bankrupt ; so tbat tbo realized tee irum, mat troubles come not in single spies, but io battallions." She had truly said she feted every ono ; for loving to see happy faces around her, she in her open-hearted gen . . .... i t erosity welcomed to nor nouso an woo came ; and in those properous days there were crowds, wbo called tnemaeive friends. But mark tho difference 1 Death came, and in his train followed misfortune and poverty; and then the hearts of those, whom in her owu kind ness and warmth ahe bad tried to ehcer, instead of clinging to the sorrowing woman in gratitude to her, and sympa thy for her loss, grew cold to her. The affectionate kisa, tho cordial clasp of the band, were changed to the chilling brow, and somo who bad been the fondest friends of hor happy days, avoided fcor how aa if the plague spot were visible, and cveo a look might bring contagion. If thia were the general rule, fhere were some excoptioie. Tbo family f the Spencer's, for one, Itood Boldly ou to assist the widow andj intorettint; f phau ; and tbiefly through lltif tions.or they were lick and influential, school was made up for Mrs. Elliot, in hich she was assisted by the gentle Cecile, who wss then nearly nineteen. Tneir coinfortablo and luxuriously furnished residence was obliged to be sold to meet claims due, and only a few artioles endeared by association, could be retained to carry to thoir bumtiio uwcii- inc. Their great loss in the death of Captain Elliot mado them insensible at first to their minor misfortunes loss of property and of caste but when time began to heal, as he ever does, this great wound, then tho base ingratitude of their pttudo friends forced itself upon tbem and gave rise to many regrets trom toe guileless Uecile. Their school however flourished, and Cecile posssssed the buoyant spirit of youth. 1 hough she certainly missed tbe attention to her wishes Ibat was formerly paid, yet the had become used to that, while every little pleasing event became onbanood by tbe gloss of novelty, sho began to look to a higher source for comfort undor afiliotion, to prove "that God tempers the-wind to tho shorn Iamb. A mine of pure happi ness, too, happiness far greater than any attendant on hor past wealth, had opened upon her views ; and I may safely affirm that Lccilo hlliot tbo teacher, in tho midst of hor poverty, and the thousand little trials attended on her lot, was pos sessed of purer and greater happiness than over the petted Cecile knew in her palmiest days. CHAPTER II "Hold your head still lower, Miss Cecile, till whisper my mctsago," said little buiily oponccr, as Miss Elliot bent over tbo littlo girla copy book, ''sister .Mary says that you must come home with me alter school, and spend a long even inn, aud Claudo told mo to be ccrtaiu and brine you. You must ask mamma. Don t ynu know that I am mamma s little girl, hai t Uh I yes, 1 will ask her, but voung ladies can do ob tbey wish. I will be so glad when I crow up; 1 will never ask anybody, but will go wherever 1 please Why don t you, Miss Lecile i "Because 'tis naughty to do so, doar Sister Mary always asks mamma, and she is a young lady, and 1 ask my mamma when I wish to do anything, because sho is the proper person, and 1 belong to her." 'But Miss Ella Howard does not." "How do you know that, Em? I am euro she is a wcllbehuved young lady." "Oh! not always, Miss Co.-ile, for ono afternoon I went thoro to play with Saida, and I heard ber toll bor mamma sho would go where she pleased and that she need not say auother word ; and sho wont too 1" "Well, you must not do so if Miss Howard does, but tako your own sister Mary for an example. Now go on with your writing, Emily, and I will ask mamma to let me go with you to seo sister Mary." She wont, for Mrs. Elliot know woll tbo pleasure a visit to tho Speuccr's al ways gave to her child, aud was very willing to allow her Bucb relaxation. She found Mary the same social, bffee tionate companion, and tbe old people were delighted to have tbo gentle girl beneath their roof-tree. This evening, too, Claud came early from the counting room, and to Cecile there was no hour of the twenty-four so delightful as this. Tbe dusky light of twilight was the very time at which they all seemed drawn more closely .together. Claudo was so dutiful and respectful to his parents so loving and attentive to Mary and herself. And at that aweot hour, too, when the heart in quiet always feels devotional, tbe family knelt in prayer, so true, sj heartfelt, that she rose from her knees with ber soul nerved by faith to endur ance, and hor heart expanded by love to wards the whole human family. Tho Spencer's wore truly religions io word and deed, uttering no lip prayers as tho hearts of their bearers felt and 'twas echoed back from tbcir's in like sincerity, They followed after the maxims, and endeavored to tread in tho footsteps of tbe divine master ; raising up tbe poor in spirit, helping tbo op pressed, and having that charity which "sufferoth long and is kind ; which ouvi eth not, which vaunteth not itself nor is puffed up : doth not behave itself un seemly; soeketb not its own; is not easily provoked ; thtnketh no evil, re- joiceth not in iniquity, but rcjoiceth in tbe truth ; bcaretb all things, bopetb all things, enduretb all things." And Cocile and ber mother bad reason to lovo and be grateful to tbem. Not oontent with aiding tbem by tbtir pa tionago. thov let no opportunity slip by in which they could cheer their hearts by some attention to their wishes, which met its full eppreoiation. Will any one wonder then that Cecile always looked forward to these social evenings, spent in that de lichful family circle r Mu3io, books and sprightly conversation lent wings to tbe hours) ao that neither Mary nor ber cuest had lack of subjects or ideas to make tbem tail back to tneir neighbors' failings, dress or gossip. Then. too. liauue walked none wua her. and Cecilo in ber heart felt, that although all tbo family loved hor, yet bis interest in ber was moro te'iaer man all. He often eamo to their dwelling, and his presence thero sorvod to garnish tho lowly parlor and m6agor furniture with tho rosy light whiL love east over bare Halls and desert aanda, 7bis4ver ingifli particular Cecile waa raadtf more fully aware of the nature of tbe leeliugs in be ow and Claude's heart, for b theiihowewitAwalkhfrdcolarei hi love, and. saUtbat his-parenls warmly sUc i08C tji top;T. uc asjwetei firm liko all timid maidens who love, and so hothing remain 1 for him to do but ask Mrs. Elliot s approval. Un arriving at borne Cecils wss sur prised to seo gleaming through the tho closed blinds of the parlor a bright icht. for abe knew ber mother was tn the habit of sitting up stairs when she spent her evenings out ; and thoy had but little company now to render an ex tra fire in the parlor necessary. "Mamma certainly has company, vo, Claude, peep through the blind, and see if you can find out who it Is I" "there is a gentleman, a stranger to me, sitting near the fire. I see his head very distinctly," said Claude, as he did her bidding. "Who on earth is he Ce cile ? Can you see now ?" as be assistod her to rcer through the opening. Xes. very well ; but still 1 do net know him. Come in, Claude, and we will soon find out bis name, at least." Tbey entered, and were introduced by Mrs. Elliot to Mr. Dunbar. Mrs. Elliot's face was flushed and strangely excited, the moi perceptible to Claude and her daughter from comparison with her usual calm appearance. Cccile's own bright and happy faco olouded over, as sho he can to unticipato somo new misfortune To ono who has met with a succession of troubles, there is always added that dreadful fueling of presentiment of com tug evil. I lint is, indeed, the worrying part of sorrow that dreading, expecting of tho new ones to como, which every woman knows, and which some fuel most accutc'y Real trials can bo borne but ter when they actually come, hut this con Btant expectation of them sinks the hcait and weakens the brain. "Cecile, "'paid Mrs. Elliot, after a pause, in tbo conversation, "do you remember tho account I related to you of your father s finding a gentleman on a deserted ship and his rescue t "Perfectly, mamma." "He was Mr. Dunbar's uncle, and he has como from Scotland, tho bearer of news, tho most unexpected to mo that you can well concieve. Do not look alarmed, my dear," us she saw Cecile's eyes questioning her, " 'tis all good, and certainly welcome, though rorrantto. "Mamma, as wo always treat Clauldc as a part of our family, tell the goad news at once. ou will excuse my curt oslty, Mr. Dunbar?" and tho smile would havo excused a greater lault. "With your permission, Mr. Dunbar, I will iclate the whole story to Mr. Spon oer of your undo s rcscuo. "Certainly, my dear madam, I shall be glad to bear tho particulars, for my undo was ho eccentric that, although we bad been told by him tbat be had been res ouscd,,. yet be scarcely spoko of it after wards to my mother or myself, who ro sided with him. My Undo Graham Jliss JMltot, was n bachelor, and my mother bis widowed sister. "My husband," said Mrs. Elliott, "when out at soa, on ono of his voyages to Liv erpool, narrowly escaped shipwreck from a eevcro storm, it nen it nad subsided and.tlio sea was again calm and smiling he descried in tbe distanco a black ob ject. which bo at once knew to boa dis masted ship. With tbe hope of saving somo ono no went out ot ms course to help thoso who bad fared worse than himself. As ho nearud it he saw that it was a total wreck, one end nearly covcrc by the water. Ho, with somo sailors, went to it in a Bmall boat to learn her namo, port, &c. As ho rowed under her cabin, from which tho protection was remove, he saw a face so ghastly and corpse-like that ho thought it must be tbat of a dead man : but an unnatural cry startled even bis bold heart : "Help I oh help 1 for God's sake! oried II, o voice. 'Capt. Elliot did not neod this cry to urgo In tu ; tor before tho words were well uttered, ho had climbod the deck and was descending the stairs of th cabin. Ho there found a gentleman ly ing near the window so emaciated and exhausted from hunger and siokness that ho had fumted when my husband entered In that state ho was placed in tbo boat and conveyed to tbe ship, after C.iptai Klliot had ascertained tbat there were neither persons nor papers on bosrd, aud that the vessel was rapidly sinking. Tbe coo! air as tbey rowed back restored the gentleman to cons ciousnee ; hut it was several days before be had strength to give a succinct account of himself. He then informed my husband that ho had b.-en sick when the storm commenced, and knew nothing of its progress. His cabin windows having bceu fastened down, ho was not awsro of what time thoy had deserted the ship and himself, whom they had forgotten in their hurry io leaving the sinking vessel. "The enptoin told me, Mr. Dunbar, that your uncle appeared to him as a very occentrio man, evedently grateful, but shunning all manifestation of it. When thoy readied Liverpool, Captain Elliot finding Mr. Graham without friends or money, kindly gave him money to. reach Scotland, of which country he said bo was a native Beforo parting he wrote down from Caplain EHiot's dictation bis namo, mine and yours, Cecilo, and our placo of residence, declaring that if in bie power ho would show bis gratitude by aots, not words. Tbat was ten year since and my husband nevor heard tidings from him; but tonight Mr. Dunbar has ar rived from New York, bringing a copy of his will, io which be, has shown his gratitude to your father most nobly, 'irulf Shakespeare's word may be re Verseil fn this onset Thoeril thai nun do lives after them; The nils oft lnterrd with their bones Claude-, you trill liave fd congratulate us on n gamine a fortune, Tor by Mr. -lira ham'i will we ace left legacy of fifteen tboufand-jounui Now for the first time Mrs. Elliot gavo a 1 - way to ber feelings ana wepi, ior sne thought of her husband and his love, and how his benevolence to strangers was so fortunately, for ber and Cecile, repaid. The remembrance ot her days ot trial wa like a veil lifted, as tho prospect of the future roso beforo her. No more thought for to-morrow "wherewithal they should be clothed, and wherewithal they should ba fed," bucIi as the poor alone can fee). No moro purse proud in solence from littlo minds should sho or her beloved child have to feel ; and how many oppressed in heart and down trodden in spirit she could help; how many or phans and widows could sue now eomiort and aid with tier ncwiy acqnirea weaun Claudo did indeed congratulate them from bis heart, vet a sad lecling was blended with bis sympathy in their good fortune. Ho was only a clerk for his father, and would Mrs, Elliot bestow her beautiful and richly endowed daughter on himself I the gloom upon his hand somo face was road instantly, and inter prcted rightly by tho clear sighted glance of love which '-teaches cunning even to innocenco, and Cecile became ao atten tive to him, that Mr. Dunbar, who had been looking with a pleased eyo upon tho winsumj lassie, saw it would be use ess to pay court io that quarter, so be politely drew his chair near to Mrs. Elliot and began speaking to her about business. I am keeping you up beyond your bed tune, at last, said Claude, with sigh, "so good night, and blight dreams to ono and all. '-Don't go yet, Claudo, as I promised Mary to send tier a piece of musio by you. Watt till Air. Duo bar leaves, sbc whispered, as she went to the music-stool, aseistcd of course by Claude, to seat oh among tbe loose sheets for tho picco for Mary. Whatever sbo told him afterwards dur ng the search was certainly of magic ( ... . W 111 power, lor he returned to Did Jirfl. j-.iiioi and Mr. Dunbar "good-night" with as happy a race as an accepted and boping lover wears. "If you will allow me, I will intrude my company on you, Mr. Spencer, for I really cannot tell which way t must go to find my hotel. 'Tis tbe United States oan you direct me?" With pleasure ; lis but a little dis tance from my home." Mr. Dunbar accordingly Ictt witb Claude, having received a pressing invi tation to dinner from Mrs. Elliot, for the next day, and Claude, aloo, was bidden to the least, and Ibe bearer ot a special mes sago to Mary, begging her to como to Cecilo directly after breakfast. Both Mr. and Mrs. Spencer were included in the invitation ; for, as Mrs. Elliot grate fully remarked, they were tho first to try to ooth her grief, why should they not be tbo hret to participate in her joy J It would be impossible to depict tho happiness of mother and daughter, aa they (bus sat comfortably talking over their plans for the future raised as they ha J been, almost miraculously, trom pov erty to wealth. "Mother," whispered Cecilo, as sbc knelt before her mother, with ber arms on her lap, her sweet face lit up with blushes and smiles, "dear mother, I also must tell you something, to-night s we were returning from Mr. Spencer's, Claude and l ho bright lace now tcarlet with timid cmbarrassmeut, was hero burried io ber mother's shoulder, whilst hor voice trembled as she continued "yes, mother, Claudo told me that ho loved me dearly, and asked me to become his wife. May I ?" "Do you love him so well that you can leave your old mother for his aako, my Cecile ?" "Oh I but mother, I would not leavo you. Wo threo could livo so happily togother, and you would feel that you had not lost a daughter, but had gained a son. I'oor Claudo grow quite sad, though at the samo time he rejoiced in our good fortune, for he feared that it would make a difference in your viows and mine. I told him, however, that it would not." "You did. Miss! Why, that was talking pretty well when one takes into consideration that 'tis your first lovo flair. However, I am so happy that I can deny you nothing ; so I shall tell Clsude that be may take you, and wel- como : for I shall be glad to bo rid of you. "Ob ! not so fast," said Cecile, laugh ing gleefully, liko a happy child. "You shall not get rid of mo quite so fast. You may bo sure that wherever 1 go, my mother goes with me, to help me, and love mo as her life long pet. The night was well advanced before they retired. Tbo next morning early, Mrs. Elliot wa up marketing, buying and making preparations for her dinner party, lor many articles had to bo pur chased to replenish tho dinnor equip tnents of that before slim household Mary Spencer who had come as re quested, early, and Ueciw too, were as buty as bees helping to ndorn tho rooms and tbo dining tublo, tbat when Mr. Dun bar, who camo early, by invitation, thought though I do not know wholher he mado a ooto of it that tbo Amciieao girls were certainly the lovoliest and most loveable io the world, lie sat next Mary at diuocr, aud so improved hi opportu nity, that beforo the evening was over ho had made up his wind to, try his chances in the "Lottery of Life" and to bopo tbat he might wiu what be now thought tbe b.'si prue Mary. The sequel Is soon told. Claude Spencer and Cecilo Elliot wero matrjed after a si ort engagcjieoT, making (rue tbe old saying of "bappy's tho wooing thai' uot lour a doing." Mr. Spencer and Mary waited upon tbo happy pair, whom they also avompanied on Hrevf wedding tour to Niagara Fall's, Canada, White M ts, &o. After an extended trip they returned to occupy the newly bought and furnished English cottage ornte, wnicn Mrs. f.innt bad purchased and arranged as a bridal present to her daughter, arid n deed Io Claudo and Ce cile jointly or 1U,UUU or tbo 15,U(ltf bequeathed to her late husband. Mr. Dunbar remained as a favored cuest lor six months, and then left fur Scotland. Ho is expected to return next week-, accompanied by his m'other, for a short visit, and when he returns again he will carry back Mrs Mary Dunbar, rice Spencer, and the rest of our characters in this "o r true tale," to make a visit to "auld Scotia," and see its mountains, lochs and glens before returning t America. A Darl to Tbe Death, . L' Independence Jlclqc of the 29th ult. gives tho following account of an awful tragedy which lately happened in Bius scls : M. Edmund F. was a half-ray captain of cavalry, who loft his nativo town of Chateau-Chinou about four yours rgn, in order to accept a position an a manager of an iron foundry in the vicinity of Brnseols. In tho year 1842, at tho age of twenty, fsur, he was sous lieutensnt of areitueut of drsgoons garrisoned at Lille. Thero he seduced the daughter of a refpectublo merchant and abandoned her to lief shame. The poor girl soon found her self In a condition which rendered ex posure unavoidable. In order to conceal her fault rbo fled from her father's house and was seen no moro. Last week Captain F. visited, in tho company ol a lew iricnds, one ot tn most Ircqucnted beer gardens tn lirufels. While there, engaged in o game of cards, a quarrel arose between one of his friends and a young officer of the rifle corps. Captain F. took tbe part of bis friends. High words followed and insults. J ha upshot was that Capt. V. challenged the young officer to fight a duel with pistols. They met on tbo lollowing day and Cap tain I', killed his adversary by sending a bullet into his heart. Tlii was on Ftv day morning. Captain F. now hurried homo in order to prepare for escape to France. Last Sunday, after having set tled all his affairs', he packed bis vallise and was about to leave, when a woman in blaok presented herself abruptly at thd door. Her face was covered with a thick veil and sho appeared greatly agitated her body trembling all over. Captain V. highly surprisod aud somethiug liko troubled with a gloomy forebiding, asked her into the recoption room. Scarcely had he pronounced the first word when the unknown lady in black drew up bet veil in aj sudden, convul-ivo manner, and showed him a faco palo as death and eyes full of ungcr and tears. At tho sight of that face tho Captain retreated a step and uttered a cry of horror and astonishment. In that woman in tears and dressed In black, with faded features and luir all gray, ho recognized his vielim of thirty years ago tho daughter of tbo Lillo merchant. "Wretch 1" she exclaimed, advancing upon him all pale and threatening ; ''ao cursed being! villain! It was not enough to have dishonored a woman to havo basely abaudoned her 1 You had to kill her child ?-to nssaasinsto your own son 1 and such crimes should g) unpunished! Tho most monstrous of misdeeds should leave you in possession of the name of honest man 1 No, miserable destroyer of so many innocent bongs, you shall perish by tho bands of your victim. scarcely had sho spoken these words wbau she drew forth a revolver from un der her oloak, fired twice and blew thd captain's brains out. Sho then fired a third and fatal shot at herself. Hearing the sound of three shots tha servants and neighbors came running in, very much frightened. A leuriui sight presented Itself to them twe bodies ly ing side by side on tho floor nnd welter ing in blood. Tbe body of Captain b gave no sign of life ; that of his former victim was breathing yet, and by dint of exertions revived, for a few hours only. She was tokon to tbo noarcst hospital wbero sho expired in tho tniddto ot tha following night, after having antwered an interrogatory aud told tho facts wa have related. A lawyer built him n offictt In the form of a brx-igon cr six squure. Tho novelty of tho structuro attracted the at tention of some Irishmen wbo wero pass ing by. Thoy mado a full stop, und viewed tho building very critically. Tha lawyer, soma what disgusted at their curiosity, raised the window, put his heai out, and addrcsccd themt "What do you stand thore for, liko a pack of-block-heads, gazing a, my office? Do you take it for a church f "Foix," answered one of them, "I wa thinking so, till I law the divil poke bit head out of tho wiudow." At ono of the theatres thd other evon. ing any ono within half a dozen roata might havo board tho following: "Ye", sho call bersolf a lady, because she hav got in witb the M a ; but, laws ! sho usod to live in a little one-story hou'e, and was borrowing my flat irons every week of her life. Now, bless you! sho don't know me." "There's plenty of tbem kind here to-night," said her com panlon. "And eurious I Why, sh wag that inquisitivo tbat I had to paper up ruy kitchen windows and then she'd get on a table to look over the paper. A for tho knot Isoles hi tho fence, t was ntillat-J to tiail oil olottia over thecj tu keep ber from prying 1"