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Oh, no, thank you. I got along “ Permit me, my dear madam, to very nicely; but we were a ludicrously thank you, in the name of every sensilame set, I must own. However, as soon ble relative he has in the world, for as I got on the cars, I found out the your judicious kindness. Nothing could conductor, and he told me all about have done him so much good. If you your great goodness and kindness, my could dream of the trouble I have had dear Miss Gaylord. It is beyond words; in keeping my hands off him during the and no thanks will be eloquent until whole summer! Indeed, your great you see his mother's face. You may goodness in taking him into your home be sure it was balm to her poor heart quite pales by the side of this astonishto see me, and hear what I had to tell. ing proof of your good sense and ChrisShe is still at'her aunt's,' where I left tian kindness. Let me thank you again, her, to come on, as soon as possible, and a thousand times; and now, if you perrelieve you of your poor little charge. mit, I will ring the bell, for I feel, for By the way, where is the boy ?" the first time in my life, that it will be
"I will send for him," I replied, a real pleasure to see the boy." moving towards the bell; but the ready And little Julian, running in, subCaptain sprang forward, and had laid dued, gentle, and bright, seemed to his hand upon it, when I exclaimed, in find it a real pleasure to see Uncle Fred, a sudden horror,
cross old Uncle Fred, whose dispraise “One moment, please, Captain Bloom- he had chanted so loudly. And climbfield. I ought to explain. You will ing on his knee, he heard all about the think me a terrible ogress, I am afraid; dear mamma whom he had long lost; but I must tell you that Julian, although and I felt, as I went for his hat and a fine child, has been a good deal coat, and for Daisy to say good-bye, spoiled; in fact,”
that the ties of blood were stronger, “In fact, a perfect little nuisance," after all, than either heart would have said the affectionate uncle. “You need guessed : for I was sure I saw upon not tell me that, Miss Gaylord, after the Julian's curly head, as it lay upon his cheerful summer I passed in his society!” uncle's breast, a drop which could not
“Well, then, perhaps I need not ex- have fallen from the boy's own brimplain the hows and whys," I continued, ming eyes. When I came back, after a smiling in spite of my unpleasant recol- few ininutes, I found Julian, tearful and lection of the reign of terror upon which repentant, had been making a clean yesterday's sun looked down. “But I breast of it, and narrating all the sad must confess, before you see the child, history of yesterday's appalling misdethat after a good deal of naughtiness meanors; and his uncle was trying to and mischief, which I tried not to no- persuade him to solemnly thank me for tice much, yesterday he did something the wholesome discipline we both rereally wicked—a very bad thing, in- membered so vividly. But Julian, deed ; I don't suppose you care for the though modified, was but human still, details of his inisconduct, but my and declined, saying, patience gave way at last, and—”
“I couldn't quite do that, Uncle “And you punished him, I hope,” Fred; but I know it served me right." cried the Captain, making a stride And so they went away, and my little towards me, with a new ardor on his stray boy passed out of my life. Enface. I bowed my head. “My dear tirely? No, not quite. Letters and Miss Gaylord, you give me new life. visits, apologies, thanks, congratulaThis is delightful! I am almost afraid tions were freely exchanged among us. to ask for more—to venture to hope- The sick recovered, the absent rebut-perhaps you spanked him ?" turned, the dear ones found each other
“I did," I solemnly answered. again—*
The Captain seized my hand, and shook it warmly.
“And all went merry as a marriage-belli"
"Fred! what did you put that in because my other one was shot off, you for? How dare you meddle with my know.” pen, sir? I am writing a confidential Oh, you poor, dear old darling! letter to my friend, Mr. Putnam; and No, I didn't mean that exactly! But I if you don't behave, I'll tell him all remember what an absolutely ideal life about you."
Daisy and I had settled down to, and * Cross old Uncle Fred” has proved I never meant to have any man tempt a wonderfully kind friend to little Daisy me out of it. And so I can't quite exand her aunty. He used to bring us plain how your great, interloping bodily constant news of Julian, of whom we presence managed to intrude itself !” were all 80 fond, you know ! constant Why, we fell in love, Madge. 'Twas messages from his mother; he brought all very simple." the newly-arrived father, on his way “No, we didn't. At least, I didn't ! through the city to rejoin his family—a I've often been in love, but never with man kind and sweet, haggard with illness and anxiety, and overpowering “ Indeed! Well, then, I fell in love in his gratitude to me, who deserved it with you, at all events—at first sight, so little. He brought flowers; he I may truly say!” brought books; he brought a wonder- “How can you tell such a fib?" ful doll to Daisy; and finally he "Yes, my own dear love; I most brought himself, with his brave life, solemnly protest that the adoration warm heart, and manly love, and laid which is now part of my being, and all before me, “ to take or to leave," as which I shall carry with me to the he said. And somehow, though I didn't grave, sprang into full and vigorous life much want to take him, he was rather from the moment when you confessed—” too good to leave; and so, and so
“What did I confess, most puissant “ Fred, how did it happen, after all ? Captain ?" I am trying to explain; but I have “Most saucy and disrespectful of never yet understood it thoroughly my wives, when you blushingly, almost self!"
tearfully, yet with winning frankness “ You mean, how did it happen that and sweetness-confessed — that-you I wanted you for my right hand ? Why, had spanked Julian !”
The mountain owns its oread, and the stream
Its naiad ; lo, the dryad of the pine !
How stern and lofty i sorrow how divine
The poised soul up; and great hearts do not bow
To tempests, but with calm, uplifted brow
FRENCH NEWS PAPERS.
“Paris is France.” Hardly in any trie, about one third less. He has heard other respect is the truth of this trite that there has been a great debate in the saying so evident as when applied to Senate last night, and eagerly looks for the French newspaper press. Omit the a full report in the papers. He will not Parisian journals from the list of the find a word about it. A cause célèbre latter, and France would certainly stand has been tried at the Palais de Justice only one degree above Russia, as far as yesterday. Surely, the morning papers the number, the character, and the in- will say something about it. But no: fluence of its political journals are our American resident at Paris may erconcerned. There are plenty of large, amine all the journals, from the Moniteur wealthy, and enterprising provincial” to the Siècle : they contain no report. cities in France; no less than seven of The local items are generally two days them contain upward of one hundred old, and the papers frequently borrow thousand inhabitants; but there is not them from each other. You find every a single one among them which can day in the column headed " Faits diboast of a first-class newspaper, nor vere,” local news, introduced in the foleven of one that might compete with lowing manner : “ Last night's Patrie the leading journals of the capital. So says: “There was a large conflagration great is the influence of the latter, that at the Champs Elysées yesterday, etc." their circulation at Lyons, Marseilles, Only on rare occasions are there excepBordeaux, Nantes, Lille, Rouen, and tions to this rule; for instance, when Havre, is larger than that of the local the Emperor opens the Chambers, and papers published in these cities.
has a special interest in the early publiAnd, notwithstanding this extraordi- cation of his speech all over the counnary preponderance of the metropolitan try, and when in consequence thereof press, it is an indisputable fact that there advance copies of the speech are furis not a journal among them that might nished to the attachés of the papers. be called a first-class news-paper. An And on such occasions the local editor American, who has been accustomed to seldom fails to give an account of the read the teeming columns of the great astonishing enterprise he displayed in papers of our own large cities, is amazed, bribing his hackman by an extra fivewhen coming to Paris, and perusing the franc piece to drive him as fast as posmorning and evening journals, at the sible from the Imprimerie Impériale, beggarly banquet of news which they where he received a copy of the speech, serve up to their readers. His feelings to the office of his own paper. Few, if are those of an epicure, who has all his any, Parisian dailies employ many relifetime feasted in the most sumptuous porters, and they have generally but one manner, and is suddenly confined to a local editor. The opposition journals diet little better than bread and water. publish rarely, if ever, any correspondIf he has hitherto, in his Times or Trib ence from the interior of France. Short une, found every morning whole pages extracts from the provincial papers are of telegraphic correspondence from all generally deemed sufficient, and when parts of the world, he finds now, on they receive letters from special correopening in the morning his Journal des spondents in the country, they hardly Débats, or his Constitutionnel, just about ever publish them in full, but give only half a column of despatches, and in the extracts or brief resumés. evening, on receiving his Temps or Pa It seems almost incomprehensible to
the foreigner that the vivacious and It may be asked, Why do the Paris spirited population of the capital which
papers not have special despatches sent boasts of being the “heart of Europe" to them in cipher? This has often been and the great centre of civilization, tried, and is being done now; but the should tolerate in its leading news difficulty is that the Government, which, papers a lack of enterprise that would from its diplomatic agents abroad, renot be submitted to by the subscribers ceives daily telegraphic reports, supof journals published in small cities in presses, when important news is looked the United States. And yet, if the for, all cipher despatches, or, at least, difficulties under which the managers delays their delivery, sometimes for and editors of French newspapers are twenty-four hours, and even longer. In laboring are fully known, it must be consequence of this, when a great battle admitted that they are doing quite has been fought, or any other event of creditably under the circumstances. importance has occurred, the Moniteur The Imperial Government is waging an alone is always anxiously looked for. incessant war, not only directly against The most enterprising Paris papers the liberal journals, but indirectly try to make up for the meagre characagainst journalism in general, as will be ter of their telegraphic reports by copyseen from the following statements in ing liberal extracts from the foreign regard to the difficulties with which papers as soon as they are received by newspaper men have constantly to mail; and nearly every office employs struggle in their efforts to obtain import- four or six translators for this purpose. ant news at the earliest possible moment. Unfortunately, the Government inter
Countless endeavors have been made feres here again in the most unpleasant by them for the last fifteen years to manner, by frequently refusing to deobtain more extended and satisfactory liver copies of foreign papers containing telegraphic news, but hitherto all have articles that are objectionable to it. failed, because the Government claims Three or four employés at the postthe right to suppress such political tele- office, in Paris, devote their exclusive grams as it deems unfit for publication, attention to reading the leaders of forand exercises this privilege with the eign newspapers on their arrival, and utmost rigor. Several private associa their veto suffices to prevent the delivtions, formed for the purpose of fur ery of the paper to its subscribers. To nishing the French press with tele what lengths this is carried is shown by graphic correspondence, had to succumb the fact that the Kölnische Zeitung (Coto the hostility of the Government, and logne Gazette), one of the most enterthe Agence Havas-Bullier, from which prising German papers, and which has now all the papers receive their de a larger circulation in France than any spatches, is a semi-official institution, other German paper, is often withheld and managed directly in the interest of twenty times in a single month from its the Government. It has its agents in subscribers in Paris. Most of the newsthe principal cities of Europe, and fur- papers have, therefore, instructed their nishes to its subscribers not only tele- correspondents to send important exgraphic despatches, but semi-weekly tracts from the German, Italian, English, letters. The independent and liberal and Russian papers, in their letters. papers, however, attach but little value The path of the local editor and reto these letters, on account of their de- porter is no less thorny and narrow cided partisan character, and grave than that of the news-editor. The Govcharges bave repeatedly been preferred ernment lays, of its own accord, before against the fairness of the despatches, the public such news about its domeswhich, apart from being garbled to suit tic affairs as it wishes to become generthe Government, were asserted to be ally known; and not only does it excolored in the direct interest of certain tend no facilities to reporters who wish wealthy stock-jobbers.
to obtain additional information about
the state of home affairs, but it regards of the Chambers ; they must wait until and resents all such attempts as de- the official report appears in the Monicidedly impertinent and suspicious. teur. They are allowed to reprint this M. Magne, the present Minister of as it is, but not to alter it. Finance, would certainly consider the The Gazette des Tribunaux and the newspaper reporter, calling upon him Droit have a monopoly of the law refor a statement of the public deht, as a ports, and the officers of the courts recandidate fit for Charenton, and simi- fuse to extend facilities to the reporters lar inquiries at the other departments of the daily papers, which are consewould be met in the same spirit. Be- quently compelled to copy the reports sides, an old press-law, rigidly enforced of important trials from the abovesince 1852, imposes a heavy penalty on named journals. papers which publish false news, even Thus prevented in every way from if their editors had the best of reasons making their journals good news-papers, for believing it to be true. Provincial the managers of the Parisian dailies papers are frequently prosecuted under seek to indemnify their readers by the this law for copying paragraphs from extreme care and distinguished ability Parisian journals, and vice versa ; and with which the editorial and literary the courts always deem it their bounden matter and the foreign letters are preduty to mete out the heaviest punish- pared for their columns. None but firstment to the offending newspaper. class writers are employed in these de
The French, moreover, are sensitive, partments; and it is a noteworthy fact to a truly ludicrous degree, to the allu- that the proud honor of a seat in the sions made by editors to their private French Academy has of late been reaffairs, however harmless these allusions peatedly conferred upon prominent may be; and they are constantly ready writers of editorials for the daily papers to resent any thing of the kind by ap
of Paris. Prévost-Paradol, a young plying for redress to the courts, where man of thirty-five, owes his election to they are, of course, received with open the Academy to his splendid articles in arms, and where the Avocat Impérial the Débats and the Courrier du Diconducts their case free of charge. The manche, which were afterward pubcourts are overwhelmed with such suits, lished in book-form. The same honor some of which are based on grievances was, a year ago, conferred on M. Cuviof the most ridiculous description. M. ller-Fleury, another member of the staff Feydeau was sued, a few years ago, by of the Débats. The various papers vie a physician, who alleged that his prac with each other in engaging the services tice had been severely injured because of eminent men for their editorial colFeydeau had introduced a very wicked umns, and as the law requires all articles doctor of the same name in the story he to be signed by their authors, the Parispublished in the feuilleton of one of the ian dailies bear an individual character daily papers. Ponson du Terrail, the that is in striking contrast with that of famous romancist, was, two years ago, their cotemporaries in London, where sentenced to a heavy fine and imprison- the name of the newspaper entirely overment because he had applied the name shadows those of the writers employed of his landlord, Graspillard, with whom on it. In London, people speak only of he had quarrelled, to a very bad man what the Times, the News, the Telegraph in the novel which he published in the says. In Paris, the name of the editor Petit Journal. The Journal des Debats overshadows that of his paper. People was recently sued by the descendants do not speak of what the Liberté says, of Madame Tallien for some remarks it but of what Girardin says in the Liberhad made about the so-called Notre té ; not of the Constitutionnel, but of Dame du Thermidor.
Limayrac's articles in the ConstitutionThe papers are strictly forbidden to nel. The English do not inquire who publish private reports of the debates edits the Times or the other London