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Volume XYII-Ne. 55
LANCASTER, PA., WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 1880
Price Tire Carts.
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THE FAVORITES IN
DRESS GOODS NOW.
The following are selling se fast as te indicate that they are
Camel's hair, 44 inches, $1 te $2.50.
Billiard cletb, 44 inches, 1.50.
Damasses, 44 inches, 1.25.
Jersey cloth, 44 inches, 1.75.
Plush suitings, 44 inches, 1.50.
Armures, 44 inches, 1.00.
Novelties, 44 inches, 0.75.
Powder cloths, 44 inches, 0.75.
Cliudda cloths, 44 inches, 0.68.
Lupin's merinees, 36 inches, 0.50 te 0.60.
Flannel suitings, 0.30 te 1.25.
Plaids, silk and wool, 0.37.
Plaids, German, 44 inches, 0.50.
Plaids, German, 32 inches, 0.15.
Cashmeres, colored, 28 inches, 0.25.
Cashmeres, colored, 22 inches, 0.124.
Matclasses, 24 inches, 0.20.
Ualermes, 22 inches, 0.14.
Our drees goods include almost everything desirable. In many in
stances we are very much below the market ; never above.
DrcbS Goods occupy nine counters near Thirteenth street entrance.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market streets, and City Hall Square.
WATT, SHAND & COMPANY
Call attention te their Rteck of LADIES,' GENTLEMEN'S ami CHILDREN'S
FALL HOSIERY AMI UOERWEAB.
Our purchases have never been larger nor prices mere reasonable.
SPECIAL BARGAINS :
151 dozen Ladle-.' Vests and Punts at 37J4. 45 and iSOc.
SO dozen Gents' Shirts and Drapers at 3 and .We.
V) dozen all Linen Hiick Towels at 12c, would be cheap at I7e.
'2,Vt0 yards Deuble Feld Cashmeres, New Fall Shades, at 17c a yaid, usual price 35c a yard.
NEW YORK STORE,
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Our Goods are Carefully Selected,
The Designs are Artistic and New,
The Colorings are Rich and Harmonious
The Prices are Extremely Reasonable.
WE ASK YOU TO VISIT US WHEN YOU ARE IN WANT OF
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BEST DISPLAY OF
IN LANCASTER CITY NOW READY AT
Ne. 25 NORTH QUEEN STREET.
GARFIELD "VS. HANCOCK.
FALL CAMPAIGN OF 1880
New opened and the battle has commenced and rages fiercely, and while there may be
sonic doubt in the minds et many persons as te who will be the next President et the United
States, therccan be no doubt in the mind efany person in want of CLOTHING as te where
can be bought the cheapest and the best, cither in Kcidy-iuade or Made te Order.
MYERS & RATHFON,
Centre Hall, 'e. 12 East King Street, the Great Clothing Emporium.
The hecend story room U packed brim full with the greatest variety of UEADV MADE
CLOTHING FOR MEN, YOUTHS, HOYS AND CHILD KEN, all our own manufacture. They
ait; well made, well trimmed, and the goods arc u'l sponged beleie they are made up in gar
ments. MEN'S ALL WOOL SUITS AS LOW AS $12.00.
Our Piece Goods fill the first fleer te its utmost capacity, and is nicely arranged, se as te
give the purchaser the advantage et seeing the whole stock in a very short space et time. Wc
arc prepared te make up te order at the shortest possible notice and at the most reasonable
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Ne. 12 EAST KING STREET,
FOUNDERS AND MACHINISTS.
SHOP ON PLUM STREET,
Oitesiteihe Locomotive Works.
The subscriber continue te manufacture
BOILERS AND STEAM ENGINES,
Fer Tanning and ether purposes
Sheet-iron Werk, and
4V Jobbing promptly attended te.
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W EAST KING STREET.
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would de well te call and examine specimens
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1S East King Street.
CI KA1M SPECULATION
X In large or small amounts. 925 or $20,000
Wrltc W. T. SOULE & CO.. CeiApi Mer
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Offer their entire-stock el
at and below Cost, with a view et discontinu
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satisfaction in all cases guaranteed. A select
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Suitings. Cheviots. Meltons, Overceatings,
Vestings, 4c, always en band and orders re
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R ATHVON & FISHER
Merchant Tailors and Drapers,
Ne. 101 North Queen St., Lancaster, Fa.
SPECIAL These In want of Beady-Made
Clothing will consult their own interest by
giving them a call before purchasing else
where, as their Clothing are mainly of their
own manufacture and substantially made.
FALL AND WINTER
Te-day we display a full line of the Latest
Novelties in Overceatings far the
in all the New Colorings, with Silk Facings te
match; also usuporier line ei Heavy Weights
in New Designs.
Fur Beaver, Seal Skin. Elysian,
Mentanak, Ratina and
Deuble and Treble Milled, all the New Mix
tures. Tayler's English Wintrys,
in Plain and Fancy Backs, Combination Col Cel
ors, all made up and trimmed in the highest
Style of Art.
SM ALI NG'S
THE ARTIST TAILOR,
121 N. QUEEN STREET,
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 1880.
A Complete Stock el
which ler elegance cannot be surpassed. The
Largest Assortment of
ENGLISH AND SCOTCH
in this city. Prices as low as the lowest at
Ne. 51 Nertb Queen Street.
We have new ready ler sale an Immcnse
Fall and Winter,
which arc Cut and Trimmed in the Latest
Style. Wc can give you a
GOOD STYLISH SUIT
AS LOW AS $10.00.
In great variety, made te order at short notice
at the lowest prices.
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24 CENTRE SQUARE,
HOLSALU AMD KKTAIL.
Ne. 827 NORTH PRINCE STREET.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOV. 3, 1880.
The Dean's Watch,
The day before the Christmas of 1832,
my friend Wilfrid, his double-bass slung
ever his shoulder, and I, with vieliu under
my arm, were en our way from the Black
Ferest te Heidelberg. An extraordinary
quantity of snow had fallen that season.
As far as our eyes could see ever the great
desert plain before us, net a trace of the
route, either of read or path, was te be
discovered. The north wud whistled its
shrill aria about our ears with a monoto
nous persistence, and Wilfrid, with wallet
flattened againbt his thin back, his long
heron legs stretched te the utmost, and
the visor of his little flat cap pulled down
ever his nose, strode along before me,
humming a gay air from " Undine."
Every new and then he turned his head
with a grim smile and cried :
" Comrade, play me the waltz from
'Rebin ' I wish te dance !"
A peal of laughter always followed, and
then the brave fellow would push en again
with fresh courage. I toiled en behind in
his footsteps, with the snow up te my
knees, and my spirits sinking lower and
lower every moment.
The heights about Heidelberg had begun
te appear en the distant horizon, and we
hoping te reach the town bcfeie nightfall,
when we heard the gallop of a horse be
hind us. It was about live o'clock, and
great flakes of snow, were whirling about
in the gray light. Soen the rider was
within twenty steps, He slackened his
pace, cxaming us out of one corner of his
eye. We also examined him.
Imagine a big man with red beard ami
hair, wrapped in a brown cloak, ever
which was loosely thrown a pelisse of fox
skins ; en his head a superb cocked-hat ;
his hands buried in fur gloves reaching te
the elbows. On the croup of his stout
stallion was strapped a well filled valise.
Evidently he was some burly sheriff or
"Hey, my lads !" he ciied, drawing one
of his big hands from the muff which hung
across his saddle bow and clapping his
charger's neck, "wc are going te Heidel
berg, I see, te try a little music."
Wilfrid eyed the traveler askance.
"Is that any affair of yours, sir ?" he
"Eh ? yes ; I should have a piece of ad
vice te give you."
" Well, you can keep it till it's asked
for," retorted Wilfrid, quickening his
I cast a second glance at our new com
panion. He looked exactly like a great
cat, with cars standing out from his head,
his eyelids half closed, and a long brist
ling mustache : altogether, he had a sort
of purring, paternal air.
" My friend," he began again, this time
addressing me, " the best tiling you can
de is te return whence yen came."
"The famous Maestre Princnti. from
Nevara, has announced a grand Christmas
concert at Heidelberg. Everybody is go
ing te it ; you will net get a binglc
This was tee much for Wilfrid.
" A fig for your maestro, and all the
Princntis in the world !" he cried, snap
ping his fingers. "This lad here, with
his long curls and blue eyes, and net
a hair yet en his chin, is worth an army of
your Italian charlatans. Though he never
played outside the Black Ferest, he can
handle a bow with the fitst musician in
Europe, and will draw melody from his
violin such as was never heard before in
" Hear, hear!" cried the stranger.
"Itisjustasltcllyeu," said Wilfrid,
blowing en his fingers, which were red
with the cold,
Then he set out te run, and I followed
him as best I might, thiukiug he wished
te make game of the traveler, who kept
up with us, however, at a little trot.
In this way we went en in silence for
mere than half a league. Suddenly the
stranger cried out, in a harsh veice :
" Whatever your talents may be, go
back te the Black Ferest. We have vag
abonds enough in Heidelberg already with
out you. It is geed advice I give you,
you had best profit by it."
Wilfrid was about te make an angry re
tort, but the rider had started off at a gal
lop, and already reached the grand
avenue of the Electer. At the saute mo
ment a great Heck of crews rose from the
plain, and seemed te fellow him, filling
the air with their loud cries.
About seven o'clock in the evening wc
reached Heidelberg. There, in fact, we
found posted en all the walls Prinenti's
flaming placards, " Grand Concert, Sole,"
etc., elc. We wandered about among the
different ale-houses, in which wc met
several musicians from the Black Ferest,
all old comrades of ours, who immediate
atcly engaged us te play in their band.
There were old Bremer, the violinist ; his
two sons, Ludwig and Curl, capital sec
ond violins ; Heinrich Seibcl, the clarinet
player ; and big Bertha with her harp.
Wilfrid, with his bass-viol, and myself as
first violin, made up the troupe.
It was agreed that wc should
all go together make one purse,
and divide after Christinas. Wil
frid had already engaged a room for
himself and me. It was en the sixth
story of the little tavern "Sheep's Feet,"
in the middle of the Ileldcrgasse, and was
only a garret, though, luckily, it had a
sheet-iron stove, in which we lighted a fire
te dry ourselves.
While we were sitting quietly ever the
fire, roasting chestnuts and discussing a
pet of wine, who should come tripping up
the stairs and knock at the deer but little
Annette, the maid of the inn, in scarlet
petticoat and black velvet bodice, with
cheeks like roses and lips as red as cher
ries. Next moment she had thrown her
self into my arms with a cry of joy.
We were old friends, the pretty Annette
and I, for we were both from the same
village, and, te say truth, my heart had
long been captive te her bright eyes and
"I saw you go up just new," she said,
drawing a steel te my side, "and here I
am, come for a minute's talk with you."
With that she began such a string of
questions about this one and that in fact,
about every eue in our village that I de
clare te you it was as much as I could de
te answer the half of them. Every little
while she would step and leek at me with
such a tender air we would have been
there till this time, had net suddenly
Mether Gredcl Dick screamed from the
bottom of the stairs :
"Annette! Annette! are you ever com
"This minute, madamc, this minute,"
cried the peer child, jumping up in a fright.
She gave me a little pat ou the cheek and
flew te the deer. But just as she was
going out, she stepped.
"Ah!" she cried, turning back, "I for for
eot te tell you. Have you heard "
"The death of our prorecter Zahn?"
"Well, what is that te us?"
"Ah, yes ; but take care, sir, take care
if your papers are net all rights To
morrow morning at eight e-clock fhey will
come te ask for them. They have ar
rested, eh ! se many people during the last
two weeks. The prorecter was assassinated
yesterday evening, in the library, at the
Cleister of Saint Christopher. Last week,
the old priest, Ulmet Elias, who lived in
the Jews' quarter, was killed in the same
way. Only a few days before that they
murdered the nurse, Christina Haas and
Seligmann, the agate merchant of the
Durlachstrasse. Se, my peer Kasper,"
she added, with a tender glance, "take
geed care of yourself, and be sure that
your papers are all right."
AH the while she was speaking the cries
below continued :
Annette, eh, Annette, will you come?
Oh, the miscrable creature, te leave me
here all alone !"
And new, tee, wc could hear
the shouts of the guests in the
saloon calling for wine, beer, ham,
sausages. Annette saw that she must go,
and ran down the stairs as quickly as she
had come up.
"Men Dicu ! men Dieu !'' I heard her
soft voice answering her mistress, " what
can be the matter, madame, that you
should make such an outcry ? One would
think that the house was en fire."
Wilfrid closed the deer after her and
came back te his scat. Wc looked at each
ether with some uneasiness.
" This is strange news," said he, at last.
"At any rate, your papers are all in or
der?" "Certainly," I replied, and showed him
" Geed ! There is mine. I had it viseed
before we left. But still, all these mur
ders bode no geed te us. I am afraid wc
shall make but a peer business here.
Many families must be in mourning, and
then, besides all these annoyance, the
trouble which the police will give us."
" Bah !" cried I, " you take tee dismal
a view of everything."
We continued te talk about these strange
events until long past midnight. The fire
in our little stove lighted up the angles of
the reef, the square dormer-window with
its three cracked panes of glass, the mat
tress spread upon the bare beards, the
blackened beams overhead, the little fir
table, which cast an unsteady shadow en
the worm-eaten fleer. A mouse, attracted
by the heat, darted back and forth like an
arrow along the wall. We could hear the
wind without whistling and bellowing
around the high chimney-stacks, sweeping
the snow from the gutters beneath the
caves in misty swirls, f was dreaming of
Annette. Silence had fallen upon us.
Suddenly Wilfrid, throwing oft" his coat,
' It is time te sleep ; put another stick
of weed in the stove, and let us go te
" Yes, that is the best thing we can de,"
said I, and began te pull off my beets.
Twe minutes afterward we were stretched
en the mattress, the coverings drawn tip
te our chins, and a great leg under our
heads for a pillow. Wilfrid was asleep in
:i moment. The light fiem the little stove
blazed up and died away, the wind re
doubled its violence without, and, in the
midst of dreams of Annette, I, tee, in my
turn, slept the sleep of the just.
About two o'clock in the morning I was
awakened by a strange neise. At first I
thought it was a cat running along the
gutters ; but, my car being close te the
rafters, I could net remain long in doubt.
Seme ene was walking ever the reef. I
touched Wilfrid with my elbow, teawakeu
" Hist !" whispered he, pressing my
lie also had heard the noibe. The lire
was just dying out ; the last
feeble flame flickered en the crumb
ling walls. I was en the peiut of
springing from the bed, when, at a single
blew, the little window, kept closed by a
fragment of brick, was pushed open. A
pale face, with red hair, eyes gleaming
with phosphorescent light, and quivering
cheeks appealed in the opening and look
ed about the room. Our fright was se
great that we could net utter a sound.
The man passed first one leg, then the
ether, through the window, and descended
into the garret se carefully that net a beard
creaked under his footsteps.
This man, with heavy, round shoulders,
short and thick-set, his face wrinkled and
set Kke a tiger crouched te spring, was
none ether than the rider who had over
taken us en the read te Heidelberg. But
what a change in his appearance since
then ! In spite of the excessive cold, he
was in his shirt sleeves, a pair of breeches,
belted about his waist, woellen stockings,
and shoes with silver buckles. A long,
knife, flecked with.bloed, glittered in his
Wilfred and I gave ourselves up for
Iebt. But he did net seem te see us under
the shadow of the sloping reef, although
tbe fire was fanned again into a blaze by
the current of cold air from the open win
dow. The intruder seated himself en a
steel, cowering and shivering in a strange
way. Suddenly his greenish-yellow eyes
fixed themselves enme,his nostrils dilated.
Fer mere than a minute, which seemed te
me an age, he stared at me. The bleed
steed still in my veins. Then, at last,
turning toward the fire, he coughed with
a husky, hearse sound, like that which a
cat makes, without moving a muscle of
his face. Drawing a watch from the fob
of his pantaloens.hc seemed te leek at the
hour, and then, whether from absence of J
mind or some ether reason, I knew net,
laid it upon the table. At length rising
from his scat with an air of uncertainty
he looked toward the window, appeared
for a moment te hesitate, and then passed
out of the deer, leaving it wide open be
I jumped up te shove the belt, but al
ready the man's steps were creaking en
the staircase ttve stories below. An irre
sistible curiosity ovcrctme my terror. I
heard a window open, which looked upon
the court, and, in a moment, I was at the
dormer in the landing of the stairs en the
same side. The court seen from this
height, was like a deep well. A wall.fifty
or sixty feet hiyli, divided it into two parts.
On the right was the court of a pork perk
butcher ; en the left that of the Sheep's
Feet. The wall was covered with mess
and the rank vegetation which flourishes
in the shade. Its summit reached from
the window which the marauder
had just opened, in a straight
line, te the reef of a great gloomy building
in the rear of the Bergstrassc. All this I
took in a glance, as the moon f hone out
from among the heavy snew-ladea clouds,
and I trembled as I saw the man come out
through the window, and fly along the top
of this wall, his head bent forward, the
long knife in his hand, while the wind
whistled and wailed a dismal chorus.
He gained the reef in front, and disap
peared through a window. I believed I
must be dreaming. Fer several moments
I remained with open mouth, my breast
bare, and my hair blown by the wind and
wet by the sleet which fell from the eves.
At hist, waking from my stupor, I re
turned te our garret, and found Wilfrid
with face blanched and haggard with
fright, and muttering a prayer under his
breath. I hastened te belt the deer, threw
some weed into the stove, and slip en my
" WeH?' asked my comrade, getting
out of bW.
'-$ppfc? I replied, "we are &afc this
time. If that man did net see us, it was
only because heaven was net ready for us
"Yes," he murmured, "yet ; it is one
one of the assassins Annette told us about.
Geed heavens ! what a face ! what a
He fell back en the mattress. I swal
lowed what was left of the wine in the
pitcher ; and, as the fire was new burning
brightly, filling the room with its heat and
the belt seemed a strong one, I began te
regain my courage.
Still, the watch was there ; the man
might return te leek for it. Our fears
awoke again at this idea.
" What is te be done new?" asked Wil
frid. "Our shortest plan will be te go
back at once te the Black Ferest. I have
no wish te play any mere double-bass.
Yeu can de as you cheese "
' But why ? What should make us go
back ? We have done no crime."
" Hush ! speak low !" whispered he.
"The word crime alone is enough te hang
us, if anyone heard. Peer devils like us
serve as examples for ethers. Were they
only te find this watch here "
"Come, Wilfrid, " said 1, "it is no use
te lese one's head. I dare say a crime has
been committed last night in the neigh
borhood ; it is mere than probable ; but,
instead of flying, an honest man should
aid justice ; he should "
"But hew aid it? hew?"
" The simplest way will be te take the
watch to-mei row te the provost, and tell
him what has taken place."
" Never ! never ! I would net dare
touch the watch."
" Very well ; I will go myself. Come,
let us go te bed again."
" Ne ; I can net sleep any mere."
" As you will. Light your pipe, then,
and let us talk."
As seen as day dawned I took the
watch from the table. It was a very fine
one, with two dials ene for the hours,
the ether for the minutes. Wilfrid seem
ed, however, by this time, te have regain
ed his assurance.
"Kasper," he said, "all things consid
ered, it will be better for me te go te the
provost. Yeu are tee young for such a
piece of buiness. Yeu will net be able te
"Just as you cheese," I replied.
"Besides, it would seem strange for a
man of my age te send a child."
" Oh, yes, Wilfrid ; I understand."
I saw that his self-esteem had driven
him te this resolution. He would have
been ashamed te own te his comrades
that he had shown less courage than I.
He took the watch, and we descended
the stairs with grave faces. Passing
through the alley which leads te the
street Saint Christopher, we heard the
clinking of glasses and knives and forks.
At the same time I recegnizad the voices
of old Bremer and his two 6ens.
" Faith, Wilfrid," said I, " a geed glass
of wine would net be bad before we go
I pushed open the deer into the saloon.
AH our friends were there ; violins and
horns hung upon the walls the harp in
one corner. They received us with joyful
cries of welcome, and made us take seats
at the table.
" Hch ! " cried old Bremer, " geed luck
comrades ! Sce the snow, and the wind !
The saloons will all be full. Every
flake of snow in the air is a florin in our
The sight of my little Annette, as fresh
and piquant as ever, smiling en me with
eyes and lips full of love, gave me new
spirits. The best pieces of ham were for
me ; and. every time that she came te set
down a glass near me her hand would ten
derly press my shoulder. Ah ! hew my
heart beat as I thought of the nuts
which wc had cracked together the night
Still, the pale face of the assassin would
pass from time te time before my eyes,
making me shudder at the recollection. I
looked at Wilfrid. He was grave and
thoughtful. As eight o'clock struck, we
all rose te go. when suddenly the deer
opened, and three mean-looking fellows,
with leaden faees and eyes sharp as rats',
followed by several mere of the same
sort, presented themselves en the thresh
old. One of them, with a long nose, which
83cmcd te be en the scent for some mis
chief, a great cudgel iu his fist, advanced
with the demand :
" Your papers, gentlemen !"
Every one hastened te satisfy him. Un
happily, however, Wilfrid, who was stand
ing near the stove, was seized with a sud
den fit of trembling ; and as he saw the
practiC3d eye of the police agent regard
ing him with an equivocal leek, the un
lucky idea occurred te him by letting the
watch slip down into his beet. Before it
reached its destin itien, however, the offi
cer stepped up te him, and slapping him
en the leg, cried, iu a bantering tone ;
iAh ha! something seems te trouble
you here !"
Upen this, Wilfrid, te the consternation
of all, succumbed entirely. He fell back
upon a bench, as pale as death ; and Madec,
the chief of police, with a malicious shout
of laughter, drew forth the watch from his
pantaloons. But the moment the ageut
looked at it, he became grave.
"Let no one go out !" he thundered te
his followers ; " we've the whole gang
here. 'Tis the watch of the dean, Daniel
Van dcr Berg. Quick ! the handcuffs !"
Thereupon arose a terrible tumult.
Giving out selves up for lest, I slipped
down under the bench close te the wall.
Iu spite of their pretests, peer old Bremer,
his sons, and Wilfrid were all handcuffed.
Just then I felt a soft little hand passed
gently about my neck. It was Annette's,
and I pressed my lips upon it as a last
adieu, when, seizing my ear, she pulled it
gently gently. Under one end of the
tabic I saw the cellar deer open ; I slipped
through ; the trap-deer closed.
All had passed in a second. In my hid
ing place I heard them trampling ever the
deer ; then everything was still ; my un
lucky comrades were gene. Without, en
the deer-step, I heard Methor Gredcl
Dick lamenting in shrill tones the dishonor
which had fallen en the Sheep's Feet.
All day long I remained squeezed behind
a hogshead, with back bent and legs
doubled under me a prey te a thousand
fears. Should a deg stray into the cellar,
should the landlady take a fancy te refill
the jug herself, or a fresh cask have te be
breached the least chance might be my
destruction. I imagined old Bremer and
his sons. Wilfrid, big Bertha herself, all
.banging from the gibbet en the Harberg,
iTSn 4-tvn wiwlrlln eC e ffMxif ftswl rtf rmara
that were feasting at their expense. My
hair steed en end.
Annette, as anxious as myself, carefully
closed the deer each time she left the cel
lar. " Leave the deer alone," I heard the old
woman say. " Are you a feel, te lese half
your time in opening it?"
After that the deer remained open. I
saw the tables surrounded by new guests,
who discussed in loud tones the doings of
the famous band of murderers who bad
just been captured, and exulted ever the
fate in store for them. All the musicians
from the Black Ferest, they said, were
bandits, who made a pretense of their
trade te find their way into houses and
spy out the belts and bars, and then, next
morning, the master would be found mur
dered in his bed, the mistress and children
with their threat cut. They ought all te
be exterminated without pity.
"All the town will go te see them
hanged !" cried Mether Gredel. " It wiU
be the happiest day of my life !"
"And te think that the watch of Mas
ter Daniel was the means of their capture !
He told the police of its less, ana gave
them a description of it this morning ; and
an hour after, Madec bagged the whole
I Thereupon followed shouts of laughter
and tnumpn. sname, indignation, terror,
made me het and cold by turns.
Night came at last. AH the drinken
had gene, save two or there who still lin
gered ever their cups. A single candle
remained lighted in the saloon.
"Ge te bed, madame," said Annette's
soft voice te Mether Gredel ; " I will stay
till these gentlemen go."
The carousers, tipsy as they were, un
derstood the hint, and took their leave,
one by ene.
" At last," thought I, as I heard the
last one go, stumbling and hicceughing
through the deer, "they are all gene.
Mether Gredel will go te bed. Annette
will come without delay te deliver me."
In this agreeable anticipation, I had al
ready disentangled my numb limbs, when
these dreadful words of the pertly land
lady met my ears :
"Annette, go and close up, ami de net
forget the bar. I am going myself into
Alas ! this seemed te be a praiseworthy
but for the most unlucky, custom of the
geed lady se as te see herself that all
"But, madame," stammered Annhttc,
" there is no need ; the cask is net empty
"Mind your own business," interrupted
her mistress, whose cahdie already was
shining at the top of thcistcps.
I had hardly time te crouch again be
hind the cask. The old woman went
fiem one cask te the ether, steeping be
neath the ceiling of the vault.
"Oh, the huzzy !"' I heard her mutter ;
" hew she lets the wine leak out ! But
only wait I will teach her te close the
stopcocks better. Just te see ! Just te
The light cast dark shadows en tbe
waits glistening with moisture. I made
myself as small as possible.
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