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The Flag of Our Union
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The Flag of Our Union
The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 10, Saturday, March 9, 1867.
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The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 10, Saturday, March 9, 1867.
9 November 2018
Boston : Elliott, Thomes and Talbot
Madame's green silk dress / by August Bell.
Suffolk County (Mass.)
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i ;5%;-”’” -l x hidhiliiillillllllll ‘if’. on V: I‘$ lllllhii, liloilils it 'l‘ilLl3i]'l‘. NO. 10. BOSTON, MASS., SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1867. XXII. PRICE 10 CTS. IN THIS N'l.TMBEE.l [Written for The Flag of our Union.) %tinIhilit’ii Gtttti 511%‘. grids. BY Aueuer BELL. 0!) know the ehnde, every one kiiolul it now, though then it we. no rnre, thetnreenlc green, lovely but ttthnl. I heerd of it met when I won making my winter vinit to the city with n camel's load end it featliar more or oomrnineione in ehopping glven by n noore or Mantis. in n few deyn 1 rue quite wornout with teolloue trevelling up nnd down, with pntternn to ntotoh, prloee to dineuse, nnd nil the grnmnre, nu euioreed reet, nnd one or two enohnntlng cells from Dr. Elcbberg. an wonrlerruuy rlender end oowertul rind dhm-:d with my pulne while he renrohed my tree with hin treuhleeorue eyen; they were niweyn troubleeome be- eeuee they neemod to look nowleep. and yet it was rnther rnnoinetlng to be even half-oirmprehendod. That wne why I semi-nnnlmlly indulged mynelr in n few proreeeionnl enlin rrom thin Pnrltceluus or phy- eielunn. “A little too muolLerrertlon bodily,nnd n little too much enll to onrry mentnlly-thnt'n n.ll the trouble ,iunt now. But you ruuntbe csrefnl, Mien Beltmlm. Httve I not told you never to give wny to excitement? I aim eee thnt you hove riieobeyed me in the but nix month, ,.‘Do you went hadle?" And he looked nt rne wlt.,eul eternneen. is won too much in cement, I never like being olnrmed, end 1 deter: the thought or luvnlldiem. what did he menu? i glanwd nt mynelr in the mir- ror oppoeite, at my ereot ihll iignre. my pure oom- piexion, oieer eyen end glowing eheeke, nudl erultod in myee -t noee thet look nlekly, Dr. Eiellberg?" Innked. --Bnhl itienelr you red on iiroi" wee nil hln ul- ewer, nnd taklng Ivpnrple lxohemien gohiet be begun dieeolvlng nome nf hie rulry-like powder: tor me, while i not nilent, eonrueed. . -i i don't wnnt to ii-ighten you, hilee zxeetoun," he enid then, hurriedly, M though he were nrreld he nhould not npeak nt nu II‘ he pnuned, --hut i know romethingoryeur rnnrily, end i think i ruid youreon- stltutluu. lien in never occurred up you, have you never nmrpeetel lllitt you might have inherited n intent dilteuee or the henrt?" l rolt en in ghoet bod breathed coldly on my moo, but i mnde n light nnewer: -- People my 1 here no henrt, dootorl" ‘-1 know better than that," he enld, hell-emlling; "I will not elnrm you unneoeeeorlly. I uoneider your liieon good on my own. onlyl Wanted you to know it won not without reueon thnt i wnrned you to then Iuilden exoitementn, nlelltal Iltrliggla, every [ta-In th in out he eh mined. will yim promlne 7" A rieing terror hull net my llnlrtbeatlng like the hummern in the Allvll chorur, but with nu eirort of will i oontrniied it. and i knew he wnwlletl me. -- You roe I m ntrong, ilucbor," 1 mid, meeting hie mngnetio eyee. -- lion, 1 nee," he replied, nlowly. “ Bem, rind you mnylive to n hundred. Don't reil your lire ror n Itnlible. You muet behhlioeoullio, etoio, end in whntllie bringe to you no. h'o more extreme: or reeling, ltliee l’.ea1oniIl" - “But i don'tlihethntl" Iext:lalnlt<l.tlt-dpentely, rebeliinnely. “You would npoli nil my future; went the extremoe. i want the nweeteet end the Mlbel't>sL l itm no luvnud, Dr. lalohberg, i run in no rlnugeri" nr or w H “Mlsii Boetoun,l iorbid you, you are warned." he nni Ay, I telt it-perhaps I war not no unprepnred on he thought-et nil events, 1 could not deiy him my louger,nnd an utter uilnead eeemed to take poe- eeeelon ofme -- Thai-ta, doll‘! be out down. ohiid," he told, cheer- iully. “You'll win through yet, oulybe enlm n wnye, u nny brave-henrted lndy nhould he. it in never the bent thetrnve and tour. Ant! rorthie time, tomorrow you win reel ouite yonrrelr ngnin, it you tnke n tenepoonrui ouoe nu hour ttom thin goblet. True medicine in mngic, end this hne n drop or the elixir orllre in it." And he puehed it leughingly to- I nlwoyn bud indulged myeelrin e uttle ruuey thnt Dr. Elchherg might be the prince or nlohemietn it he ehoee, end dieoover drope or lire, or dnughte or ob- livion. It rather ndded e charm to hie proreeeiounl vleihe. - I took y hret teoepoonihl, end the doctor re-nab ed himreli in the luxurioun easy-clnir for n long chat on indiaoreut euhiectn. Fur the ilret time in my lire, Vvlehed he would go, ror l relt thnt he only etrtid to tree me onlm Mid eheernrl nguln, Ind I hntod to he read and mitnagetl like n clilld. lie united rue whnt my irnportnnt ulty buelneen might bo,.tl‘nd Ltold lllin it woe to buy gorguoue nrnty tor nil the reminine Beethrrnn end their irlendn. could he edvlen menu to iubrlo or color? " You remind me," he nnid, excitedly, "or: piece of ndvtoe 1 hnve to give every holy. nun-t buy, winch, hmdlo, or look at. thie green which in at very inventlonoi‘ the Er . nel" And he took ikom hie pocket n klnre phinl. cloeely oorlted, euntnining n ehred ohllk orthnt pure cxqnlslte pole green, which nlwnye heunur rue now-min “Tliei-cl" he enld, “I keep it neoled up, thnt not the leeet lmprtlpnble atom or duet may enonpe, hut luailee Wu: robee or it in the whirl orthe deuce, rind trnil ltn ruetllng rolde through sltwly hniln, while til the time it in oneor the nuhtleet orpoii-one. It menne nlokneee Inll eulrering to the poor dreeemnkern who out it end new it.-nnd tor the lruiien who weer it, one will nee her beauty elowly rnding, nnother will tlnrl her hrlght eyee growing dim en-l pnlnllrl, nrgrther ill eee hntenil lnlldluinihtittul creeping over her ' rr renturee, nnd ror thoee who reel no eireet, pe.-hnpn it in woret or nil, for they hrenthe it into their very vltnie, nnd it lien there like n need or deoth l" -- But, doctor, how terrlhiel Don't they know?" ‘- some of them know. nud more do not. They nre no thoughtleee, end the uhnde in no lovely end becom- ingl ouoe weurln g nuy dl no harm, he vinlblo hnrm, twiee weering may eeem Iilnixiant; it depende on the syuhtm of the wenrer, but the minute invinl. ble ntomr that my nttrition looeenn ii-om lt.nre doing their work nil the tune. it in the deadly nreenio green. why, lime nentoun, it in the color thet hen been put into wnii-pnpern, mil no upon the olden oi moron where nubeequenuy one pereon Imer nnother, up to dotene, here eiekened myetcrloilrtly null died. And people tlmi out evil no nlnwlyi Don't ever be tempted with ereenln green, Mitts Bentoun, ,iuetbo- onuee your oomplexlon in blmlilel" " what would it do to me, doctor?" 1 nnked, eeri- ounly. -- lrone oi you neueizivt laentoune ehouid won: it on evening, it would not ltlll you prohnbiy, but it would ehow itn venom. At the very beet, you would not like ror even e row dnyn utter to nee ugly blotchen eome nnd go on your rotr ekin. would you, now?" "No, eertninly; i wont hnve n dreee or it, dootor, you may be eure, end 1 not glnd you told me, (or that green. without n wnrnin g, in in-enletlhle I" And i lnughed in bi. llree ren.-euringly to convince him that I won quite recovered rt-om my own per. sontel nheok. Perhnpn he wee oonvluaed, or perhepr he row that I wlehed him gone, ihrhe run to take leave. “Your ntrnng will con mnke n heroine of you. Mike Beam-in," he neld, nt mrtliig; “It in queen- like mbeciilul nud unmoved, end qtreenllueee be- when you." so he went, end] at nlonelnte into the nlght. thinking how tweet lire wee, md by how ii-ulln ten- ure I held it. Doubly nrreet it wnn or Inn, with en unneeured oherm, n hint oi huppinoen, wbieh might vnninh nny moment, but 1 longed to gr-nnp it, to eeeure it it 1 could. 0, 1 must not die yet, not yet. not till 1 oouid hnve nu the future might hold (or me; not till i could know whether it were loveln- fleetl that phone In Lmlla HullhtnLl'n eye: when he llk looked nt me. CHAPTER it. Tnenext morning, when my breekihetwne brought to me, my letterene unuel lny beside my pinto, end 1 rend them leisurely, while hreuklng tenet nnd rip- ping ooiree. one wee rrorn my younger nieter ltonlxe. to tell me or n grnnd reception, for ‘which onrde were Jlntt out. totnke pinoe in three weokn nt the Eltone, n.nd we were invited. --’so," wrote Lon, it you muet remember thot in your nhopplng, nnd get eomerhlng lovely ihr yournelr, my benuty. An ror me, i knowyuet Iillat i wont to wenr, end i have it ell, only lwltrll you would get me quuntltioe end uuuntltien or denr little blnu ibr. gel-ms-nuts. I qzlft End one, not one, in on ltilne lll.lple' nbeurd newer-boxee. ltemember, furzetv me-not!" - t wen lunt one of the plennent little eommir- rione thnt i liked, end tor honine, loo t Bi-‘Ahvun, nil-I come home n your ego it wiiow. Mod- nme lxlnuehe de hlnrot. she won tour yenrn my noulnr, mid preienliedto look down upon me in n pntronining mtren-lug ie.ehion,whloh every time i met her ltinrlled hntred in my heart. Here in the important put or Blanche de ltInrot‘t letter: “And IL! the nirnir ie to be no grnncl, you nee, wton znftnil, you nluiil get me something to wenr, tori cnnnot poneibly oeme to the city nt pt-eeent. cert I truet yon7 lt guen to my heart to he n to do it, for fear you will mnke n miehelte. arrnpr-enn-I went niik, eomeiight, exouirlte, novelnllrttle. honuit my face end huir. Nowbu nmhthle, clIerie,nild mnke me bewitohlng, ior it can he done. I will tell you my neeret-thnt elem, hnndnome. Louie lzolinnll in rmming, nud he in no hnrd-henrted, i wont to tench him he in humnn. Do I love him?-par do hut-but leould ill would, only iiret he nhell love me. And he bu euch an nrtlet eye. I will make ruyeelrn pic. tune for him, l! you will only have n cnn in chooelng my niik. lavender, or pole nee-green. nr erenm- ooior-only none or the old ehnllee. There rm be eomething new-go to mine French etore nnd get Allin: of Pitrll to help you. I have libel llmady, nnd Javelin; but if you nee nnythrng exquisitely ep- prnprlafe, get it-end believe me. petite, your o true love or n oonein. BLANCIIE mt lll.utol-." wen n eomminrlou litdeodl i to route her benulirul, thet nhe might win Louie ll'itll1i.litll I knewiuet how ehe would meko n nnnre or her runny latllr-lm. her dark blue eye: no niowly nnd nrreetly to hm-and elotp her little white mind; in indolent tempting ponmren. And he-he wnn greet rind good, but grentneee and goolnene do not nlwnyn nrro n nun ngniuet the i'ei.ul glnmor oi ooqnetry. I loved him, it med en ll’ he might love wre, end If he nhonld. 1 Imllltl nlnlia my life Iotnie and Iweet, Do be worthy or him; but Blnnohe would not, and Bluuohe mnnt not weave quill: over my hem! But wlllt eonltl be done? Was not I beouilrul, could not Intti-net? Did nhe think my own heart wui oi none, or whet, thnt ehe coulvl eereierriy order me nbout like n wliltlng-mnld, to unite her lrrenletiblo tothn mnnl en in or loved? 1'hnt wen nlwnye the vuy with Bellndl Rentoun, mun n rhllll-ettrd my lilirlt elwnyn rare in .llnlii<e mad rebellion nndthle time it nhouhl nenert nee l crumpled the letter, took my morning llrutlzlit or the iziebberg rnedioine, reed over the IG- vertinementn in the pnpere, nnd nt lhslilehernllnel thet i won quite weu enough to go out and get Inn'- ibt-gm-mnnotn. such lovely olu.-tent rind nnroyn or themi l round them nt Mulitme vtguonin, nhe lntd inet In-iptmed thorn, the deer, iitrie dellcinto blue bl-uisuml. 1 nouid eeeiuet how my rinter would l-ink with them wreuth- ed in her hnir, ntrnylng over liar ilbouldero-lbs temptntlon woe to buy the whole box, rnr it looked to g den-bed. i no no nntieiied with thin pur- ohnee, ror it in renliy plenennt to go ehopplng nnd iind nt onoe the perieot thing one wnhu-, without nnv trouble. lrmm lvindnme vignou-n i wenten down the meet, by the bewildering, euggeetlve Ihore-wlntlilwii. Titers well one iirm nhoee good: ‘ore Allimyl preeminent- ly P.trldInii,iinil no i onme to it, i new noniething wlllcli plenred my ihnoy. nnd eoncluded to go in nnd get him nbout my own dreu tor the reception nt the Ellmls. we lientounn nre nlmont nlwnye fltlr, nnd rnther pride ourrolven on our pure hloode glow. lngeernpiexloun. Lon in the dnrkertnrrlong ne, but only rinrk wnongh nir‘ her llitlr to be non. bright brown, luetend or golden, end her tnee to be elenr iirm white, with luet the prettier-t roee-tinte in her cheeks, lllazeiul of our nenritive hionde, where the biuehee time up no high or die down no low, with :'s 3 .- I : 1 9 a w . ,a 4 3 e . i a end mhere were need or it.try lent-en with lxloneho do Mnrot. lzlnuohe do Mamtl wlmuhitilld In drone be-mnrt i renlly ure my tn-te or my bone, my enemy? lt nhonid not be done rhoughtleeel . --whntnre the newer-tniuulen in vogue now?" I neked the clerk. "We hnve nv-.ry line grny, nod to new French hiue-end thou, hnve you eeen the new nhruie or green?" " You my nhow it to ma.” And In brought out, imd nnwrnpped (mm the roidn or puller. nu axqnlsite. dnnrllug Illk. l ntcrted end a. 3 k. w “ Why, It In the uncle zmen," I Iiild-“ It lnlilio In in I" ‘ Th: clerk looked uncomfortable. “ I insure yon, ma'nin," he lnld, “Lhitt In an nnllrvlly wrong Men. '.l'hl.li oolorin produced by [rah reetly htrnrlene chemlcnln. we nell drrmeee rrom thin to did ilrnt lodlen in the any." Hill tone wen not qulm houeet. I looked rt the lovely rich mntet-lnl ngttiu-wu there ever I color no benutlrul, nud oould it be deadly? Could it really- dlm bright eyee, And blast the (nil-neee of thin? iiow lnnl would ltbeherore it oould do It: work? The clerk nr.id it run hnrrnlern, whnt more nenunnee did I need, when it would he no wondruunly bemmirtg I0 rt Bentoun blnnilo-up lzlrmehe de Mnrot hrreurnple? Yen, it would be joint the thing for Blnuohe de nrotl Yet my heart beat mmnlthoualy II I onlercd hlln to cut oil‘ the number or ynrdn, end my hnnd nhook while telling the money nrom my puree ho pny him. at by the time the panel wen mnde up. my etrong will hnd reetored enlmneeo, And x told the clerk promptly Ind clearly Ilium lr alloultl be sent. Than iweut out from the etore. uul wnlked up nnd down, through etrret unet-' street,’ nlurnet out into the S nwnlting me the vnrioun pnokngen or my morning‘: puroho-en. I looked nt my more niik nnd ntI.ou'n torget-me-note - out the pneknge whit-h held Mitduna 01:.