The unhappy man lingered for a few days in a state of unconsciousness and died. Thus ended the stirring, troubled life of one who as a politician had occupied no inconsiderable space in the public eye. A number of seats in the House of Representatives were vacated by death. James Humphrey, an able and honored member from New York, died in Brooklyn on the 16th of June, 1866.
"As you are the first neighbor to call on us, you shall not be required to answer. You may help me trim the show window, if you like." James Mandeville wriggled out from among the green waves. "What are you going to keep in your store?" he asked. The reply was disappointing. "Why don't you keep candy?" was the next question.
"Is not this too painful for us both, Sir James? can we continue it? I have my duty to think of; and yet I cannot, naturally, speak to you with entire frankness. Nor can I possibly regard your view as an impartial one. Forgive me. I should not have dreamed of referring to the matter in any other circumstances." "Certainly, I am not impartial," said Sir James, looking up.
"Yes, I presume William, the second man, gave you your breakfast. James is too grand to serve breakfast." "Do I need so many men around?" "No, I really don't suppose you do, Miss Doane; but Mr. Doane kept a big household and he left in his will that the house should be kept up exactly the same as when he was here. But don't you worry about that. That is father's business.
"I never saw a gold mine in my life; and now I'm going to see one," cried Lucy, skipping along in advance of the others. It was quite a large party; the whole Dunlee family, with the two Sanfords, Uncle James and Aunt Vi, making ten in all, counting Maggie, the maid.
The number in the Senate, where some difficulty was interposed that prevented its being taken, is estimated to have been about two-thirds as great as that in the House. JAMES G. BIRNEY, Esq., New York "RICHMOND, Dec. 4, 1837.
I flung my arms round his neck and caressed him, and in those anxious minutes in the doorway of Ellerton Grange he was comrade and sweetheart to me, and comforted my spirit greatly. Footsteps and a voice within made me turn my head. A man came at a run down the stairs and along the hall. After him the old serving-man hastened, lantern in hand, as best he could. "Sir James Blount?" said I.
"'Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Diddlesex. "'JAMES AUGUSTUS DE LA PLUCHE, Esquire, to be Deputy Lieutenant." "'North Diddlesex Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry. "'James Augustus de la Pluche, Esquire, to be Captain, vice Blowhard, promoted." "And his it so? Ham I indeed a landed propriator a Deppaty Leftnant a Capting?
You did your best and it's not your fault that the money is gone, nor the goods either. But I'd give a few pounds to get hold of Bevoir and his crowd." As the days went by it was decided by James Morris not to send to the East for more goods until late in the fall, the goods to be brought to the trading-post early in the spring. Louis Glotte was allowed his liberty and immediately disappeared.
"Sir," answered Myles, "what thou sayest doth rejoice my very heart. Ne'theless, it is but just to say that both his breast-piece and over-girth were burst in the stitches before he ran his course, for so I saw with mine own eyes." "Burst in the stitches!" snorted Sir James. "Thinkest thou he did not know in what condition was his horse's gearing?
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