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rUUUalJED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING
ISTHH COI.UMI1IAM JIUILUINO NEAIt THE COUHT
CHARLES B. BROCKWAY,
Editor niul Proprietor,
.... , i.h . ....41 rlfl, AnliiAua nti.l
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ji, uuriww. ueaier in biovcs A ll n Ware, UH-
pen. UIOCK, iUttlU HI, WCSl Ol AiaritCl, VI-1HJ
Jlnln street, nbovo court houso, vl-n 13
AVin rjVnNIlKnn. Mpl-rlinnl Tntlrtf Mnl,
jt., 2d uoor noovo American House. vl-nD
. ttntintu lrnk.uiv.ii 1 . .
I Iho NOW Perhnln Sowlllff Machine, corner nr
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, Ac.
1 1 iiiu uKKiRi'HuuAiiuiui'uirri iunin hi.
CLOCKS, WATCHES, AO.
K.SAVAan. dealer In ClockN, Wntches nml
Jewelry Ac, JMnlustieet near Went Bt. v3nl5
CATHUAKT, Watch ami Clock Maker. Mar,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
M. BUOWN, Hoot find Rhoemaker, Ccntro
, street, rear or Uobblns & Kycr's Wtoro, vl-ui3
below Jlartman'fl store, wet,i or Market, vl-U
Mill niiGiiu.itiiimiiuniuti mm u built III
Hoots and Blioes, Groceries, etc.. Main street.
abovo uic uonn nouse. vlnli
H. IKELEtt. Attorney-at-Law, OWlce, 2d
floor lu Kxchacice Uloek. near the "Kxrtinnin
B. McKELVWM. l)..Rnrrtwin nml T,.ti.t,tin
.northslde Main nt., below Market, vlnl3
It. l:VANS. M. TV. Murncnti m.,1 Dln-rUInn
south side Main street, below Market, vl-nd
C. 11 UTTER, M. . Surgeon nnd Physician
, tuaikv, Dici, nuutu luaiu, VlD W
u. numauii, AuurncyaLaw. umcejiart-
. rtlfin'B hlillilfnir Mnln uImuI ..n ..im
I I . I . 1 MI.'IJ V . A TflV n rr T(C1
PETER MAN, Millinery and Fancy Goods,
. uiuusuu jDibcoiJui uuurcn. .aiain hi. vi-ni.i
rss UAUKLUY, Milliner, Ramsey
uuiiuiue .aii ouuci. Vlnu
COQKB. nuuniUllOIllirV. ICXC Iimpn It ru r Main
m ai. mvuiuuKHu, Millinery and Fancy
(Jnoda.Mainst.. helnw MnrW.. vi.ni
us. a. KLiiiMu, Aiunnery auu Fancy Goods,
Mnln utrrfit Itulnw Mnrlt r i . iu
QoakM unit llresH lnttirni Knnilmni i.nr.r
ailUMFJI I1A K AN M fill lift fi nml 1,'nni.o
tiOOils. Mutn St.. hi low A inpr Infill I fruit o vim)
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
MEKICAN HOUSE, by John Leacock, Main
ULUJ1UIA IIIlTK.r.. 1)V 11. Hll.ttfr 1nti. u
aoove ttourt JIou.se. vln
of Main street, vl-13
LEACOCK, Oyster and Eating naloon, Ainerl-
1 1 do JAuuux.uoniociionery, unkery
. ' 7' 1 HUU ilULiUllB, BUUlll-
C MAIIlt TiM. xr... 1 .,.
. H.U uuu iiuu O10. Vl-UiJ
"-vijIjI. 1 OOL HUM HIUIA Itnro linnii
. .Muuaerr. Main St.. below Market: vl.ntt
JACOBS, Coiifectlonerr. crocerles etc.. Mnln
1 k UflfiW Irnn ' . . . -
wi":rvJ "a.i-ij, ucnerai Htock or Mcrclinn-
flT A. tl.t-.T, -
"Mewle sud retail. km ,',,. , ''T,'. i
. i ,?)' Hn I s a 11 d Cars. Boots and Shoes
.., Wurt House. vl-nll
J.Iin0WEn,DryGoods.Orneerl M,. m
Jiuinn. and nourt iiniTw n h.v .v. ....
5- 0111T0N. flrn.rlo. ... T
wreetbelow'Mnru. " "'. am
fiSl' f ft.SL & CO., dealers in Drv finnd.
ft.J."I-LER A fcON. denier in tw n
.t"n5 RASMUS, Confcctlone.les. Mln
.rolt0fflcIe'.M,an1Jr?rk. o'loor below
' VI. uu
Iwr!iicGo!,aker' au1 Wlilte and Fancy
MmSi MAN. ,,.!,
' "ner. Kiiw-n ih... . iinruess-
' 'wfi'K.M door fi
ribular LiiA?tAe.at. Muniou' Copper
7- ' nirt-io
J T iwa
' b'ick?s&.1luJr.a!' ItnTsTtiireeTtoTr-
TBtore'IM?i,aill'er ovr nobblns
o ,7- - . ,y. V1-4J
h'UaTiil.v "Ji'i? .'. Tallow, etc.. Chem.
m American Hum, viul'l
TtSS CO.. inulual on.l cium
i,M'ublrtft ""Tanlts.Urowcr's Ilulld
jP'MUtliSrt011' Ilroora I'nctory. Or".
ifWaoDtl fifSw.?ni or nt Miller 4 sou's
green westein brush
"kerfS.l'A.N.Cablnetmnker and rimir.
"ntrecj bel. Iron, v3-u2l
Machinery m.l1, t-u,kt'n madeatshort
. '"" made and rci.a red vv.noi
uueoni at 11 " I'miius, organs
U".10. W.Corell's furniture rc
'Hl'Ei i V1
. -".wuiK.ijerwicicroaii. v .ni.
' W.H'otary hublle. nnnl,...i
Ulcwu'ln furniture, trunks, ceder
"earlhe Forks Hold, vl-ul5
VOLUME IV ---NO 1!).
A S E:.' COLKMAN.MerclmntTnllorBnn.l
A. aont furnlslilug good, Miilu Bt.,nexti!oor
to the Brick Hotel, vl-ul7
A J,'1 ,1,I,KnnLNP llOTII!":it,CircnlTrnml
iV. llullitcrs, ilnln Kt., below l'lac. v1mi!7
l)OWi:n A IIEUIIINO, jlcnlcr In Dry (:oo,ls,
I) Clropcrles, Lumber nml ecuernl Mciclinmllo
BK'CK l'f'Ti:r niul rofrelimcnt Hntnon. by
llohr it'llcnry cor.of ilaln nmirinos!.,vl-iu7
JInlu t., uextiloor toOood's Hotel vl-n 17
MY1? "EHItlNO. rionr nna Grist Mm, nu,l
If Uoulcr in grnln, Mill street. vlni7
HH.&C. KKLCUNEn. illncksmm'i, on Mill
. Hlreot, nenrl'lne. . vl-u!7
lAMKn iLnAHMAK. Cabinet Mnlco; nd Un
J ilortrikcr. Jlaln Ht., below l'lno. VI-11J7
T V.' "AllMAN, Hnildlo nnd H.irncfs ninl:"cr.
U, Mnln t onmlto l inmo Church. V2nll
lOIlN FHYJiniS.Kndcllonnd lTnrntHs innkeT,
tl Mnln tt., nbovo tho Kwnn Jlolel. vMirf
LKW1S ir. SCHUYLlTlt, Iron founfier.Mnchln".
1st, nnd Mnnufnctuier of plows, Will Ht.vl-u47
MILKHA, WILLIAMH 4CoTnnncrsnnd Man
ufneturers oflenther. Mill Street. vl-1117
Q AMUKL . BIIAItl'LEUM. Mukcr of the IIoyhiirHt
O Ornln Cindlo. Mnln til. v.'nS.
WILLIAM DKLONO Hhoemnkernti't mnnur.ie
11 turerof Urlck,MlllBt.,westofl'iae vlnW
If,.I,.Af'r'fA?'. Merchant Tnllor.Hecond HI
unuuius' iiuuding. v2-nl?
D1i-J,KiJ.loL,I!INHi.8"rSeoa " riiyslclnn
Hecoud St below Mnln, V2-U18
pILIlEHT & KLINE, dry Roods, groceries, an
u eenerai merchandise, Mnln Street v2-ul2
f It. KIBTLEK, "Cnttawlssa House,'
' . Corner Mnln and Second Streets.
KHILEU, Ilillnrd Saloon, Oysters, nnd leo
".M..V. ..Illll, ,,L. V.UI.
Hf M. nitOIJST. denier In General .MpirlinniHn
111. Dry Goods, Groceries &c. v2-nI8
QtllSQUEHANNA or llrlck Hotel. S. Kosten-
Second Street. v2ul2
5, Main Street.' v2nlj
M. H. ABIIOTT. Atlornev at law. Atnln R(.
H. IRVINE, Medical Store Main Street nnd
Ilrlarcreek ltoad, v3ul
HP. OMAN A Co., Wheelwrights, first door
, nbovo School House. vlulu
JOI1N A. OMAN, Manufacturer nnd dealer In
Hoots nnd Shoes, vlnttl
f J. LEISEK, M, I)., HurEoon and Physician
unice ivt Keller's Hotel. v2n27
J t... ucuiti in uiy vtuoMs uroccries,
rlour. Feed. Kail. l'Kli. linn N'nllu tn tflM
T WP I .lnn1.. ,.. , rt ... ..
Birecl. . Vlnl5
S. ENT. denier ltl Mnvna nn.T Tl ry.nrn I.,
nil its branches. vlnlti
BF. ItEIQHARD.A I)UO.,dealer lu Dry Goods,
Groceries, nnd Bcnernl Merchandise, vi'uli
ESPY STEAM 1-L0UKINQ JI1LLS, CM. Fowler,
J D. 'WERKHEISEH, Hoot nnd Shoo Store nnd
mnnufactory. Shop on Main street op.
posllu the Steam Mill. V2ul
m V. EDGAR.Susauchauna Planing Mill nnd
X Uox Mnuufactory, v2ull
a. A W. H. SHOEMAUr.lt, dealers In dry
111 . Koods, crocerles and general mcrrhniidlse.
l lrst store in soutlieud ot town.
jyj sr. l'velwc,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ashland, Schuylkill County Pn.
Q W. MILliEK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
iiian Olllco. IJountle's, Ilack-I'ay and Pensions
collected. liluoinsbun: Pa. bepM'in
JOBERT F. CliAIlK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ofllce Main Slrecl below the Court Houso.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OHlce Court-Hoiuo Alley, below the Colum
bian Ofllce, Dloonikburg Pa.
Q B. BROCKWAY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
-0fkick Couit Houte Allej-, In Iho Co.
I.VMUIAN building. (Jimi,'07.
JJ would niinouucotothocltlzeusoflilooms-
uurgnntiviciuiiy, mat no has just received n lull
and complete assortment of
WALL PAPER, WINDOW SHADES,
FIXTUItEH, COKOS, TAS-SLI.S,
and all other goods In his lino of business. All
tho newest nnd most nppioved patterns of the
day ale atwayB to bo found In his establishment.
mar.6,'UMf Mnln Ht. below Maiket,
J B. PURSEL,
HARNESS, SADDLE, AND TRUNK
nnd denier lu
CAltPET-HAQS, VALISES, FLY-NETS,
11UTAL0 1101118, HOr.iL-llLANliETB AC,
which ho feels conndent he enn sell nt lower
rule than any other person lu tho county, Ex.
nuiluo for yourselves.
Shop third door below tho Court IInusc, Main
Street, liloomsburg, Pa.
ENT V R E E I
M. O'KEEFE, SON A CO.'S
And nuiDB to tJie
FLOWER nnd VEGETA11LI3
Qardcn, For 1870.
Published In January. Every lover of Mowers
wishing this now uud valuable work, Iree ol
charge, should nddress Immediately SI. O'Kcele,
Sou A Co., Kllwauger A Hurry's lllockllnchestcr,
N. Y Dec. 8,'tl..liu
p I M 1 L E B.
Tho uuderslguej will cheerfully mall (I'll! r.) In
all who wish ft tho lteclpe uud full illuctlous
or preparing nnd using u simple mid lituutllul
Vegetable liulm, that Mill lmmedlnlely iiiuovu
Tau, Pieckles, PlinpUs, lllotehes, mid nil erup
tions and laipurlllesot the bklu.leuvlugthesu 1110
soft, clear, smooth and beautiful.
Ho will also send (riiES) Instructions for pro.
dueluic.by verysl inploinfans.nluxuilanl growth
01 Hair on a buldhoud or smooth face in less (hull
thirty duys-lrom llrst application.
Tho above cun buublalned by return mail by
addressing tuoh, !, CHAPMAN, ChtmUt,
P. o, Rox 51S8, )M Hroudway, Ntw Yokr,
pOWDER KEOS AND LUMHEU.
W. M. MONROE A CO.,
vnd dealers In all kinds of
Live notice that they are prepared to acs-oraotlat
ueir custom with dispatch, and ou m. tutapcHi
.vii.,;i,Ai.l,1.1, C. II. I1II.I.IN0ER. M. M011Y
RTMAN, DILLINGER & CO.,
U. 101 NORTH THIRD ST. PHILADELPHIA,
Two doors nbovo Arch, foimerly 220,
MANurAcTUimns anii joimnin in
CARPETS, COriONS. YAHNa. tlATTINO.
OIL CLOTHS, CARPET CHAINS, CORDAGE,
uiuoiiauruilAlH 1IAUH, TIE YARN,
WICK VAUV, WINnoW fAI-Ell, COVEIlI.tTS,
WILLOW A XT) WOODI.'.V W.HIK
BnooMa,iiittJsiti:R,t.ooi:tKri qi.assi s.Tiit'.NKs
'Ml North TimtihT.i:hT.
It. 1). CU.MM1NGS, Piioi'itiMon.
JORDAN A BROTHER,
Wholesale Gioccrs, and Dealers In
SALTPETRE AND BRIMSTONE
No 215 North ThlidHt,
W." BLABON & CO.,
OIL CLOTHS AND WINDOW B..ADES,
W-i rehouse, No. 121 North Thlul Street
Q. EOROE II. ROBERTS';
Iinpoiler nnd Denier lu
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, GUNS, Ar.
No. 311 North Third Street, nbovo Vine
C. II. HOllNL'. W.S. KINO. J, II. SKVnKItT.
JJORNE, KINO & SEYBERT,
WHOLESALE DRY GOODS.
No. 421 Market Street
Orders filled promptly nt luwest pi Ices.
January 3, 180'.
JJ W. RANK'S
WHOLESALE TOBACCO, fcNUl'P, AND
No. 110 North Third Street,
Between Cherry nnd Rncc, westsldo.
Late Waller A Kuub,
Importer nnd Dealer lu
CHINA, GLASS, AND UUEENSWAKK.
No. 231 N. Third Street,
" 31. KEPHEART,
BARNES, BRO. & IIERRON,
HATS, CAPS, STRAW GOODS A FURS,
No. f.03 Market Street,
JOHN STROUJ? & CO.,
Successors to Stioup A 111 other,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FIbH.
No. 21 North Wharves nnd 25 North Third St
piOHARDSON L. WRIGHT, JR.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
NO. 128 SOUTH SIXTH STREET,
NYDER, HARRIS & BASSETT,
Manufacturers nnd Jobbers of
MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHING,
Nos. 025 Maiket, nnd 522 Commerce Street.
DEALERS IN HOSIERY,
-MENS FURNISHING GOODS,
LINENS A NOTIONS
NO. IS NOUT1I I'OmiTH LH.KKT
yARTJIAN & ENGELMAN,
TUUAULO.j-NUIF A SEGAR
No. 813 NOUTH Til HID bTIU'l.T
Second Door bcltiw Wood
J. W.Wautsian. P. E.nokljian.
"YfAIN WRIGHT & CO.,
N. E. Comer Second and Arch Streets,
TEAS, SYRUI'S, COFFEE, SUGAR, MOLASSES
l'.Il'E, Sl'lCLS, UI CAIlIi SOPA, AC, 4f.
3-0rdeis s 111 rec.lvo prompt attention,
QOLUMBU II O T E L.
Huvllm latelv nurchused and ftttrd im flm
M'ellkiiowu Itoblson Hotel l'ropeity, located a
FEW D0011S AIIOVG Tlin tOUUT IIOl'SE,
on thosnmosldeof the street, In tho town of
liloomsburg; and having obtulucd ft license lor
tho sumo ns u
HOTEL AND EEbTARANT,
the FiopiictnrhasdcUrmlned to glvoto tho peo
ple visaing tho town on business or pleasure,
A LITTLE MOKE ROOM.
Ills stablitur also Is exit nslvo. and lufllfnl un
to put buuuUs nnd rarrlncrs In tin, iliv. ll!,
piumlses iliat everything uLout his establish
ment shnll be conducted in un oiderly uud Inw
lul manner: nnd lie rf t-iiei iiiiIK' pnlti'ltu Uin,.
of thupublla pntiouagc. myl7'07-tf
HE ESPY HOTEL.
ESPY, COLUMBIA COUNTY. PA.
Tho UUdcrhllMlfd wnillil lnfnrm llinlr.vi.tlliit,
public Mint ho has taken tho nbovo uuiucd estab
lishment und thoroughly refilled tho sumo for
the perfect convenience of hlsguests. His larder
will ho stooki U with the best the market aiturds.
Tlio choicest liquors, wines uud cigars always to
bo found In his bar.
. .v,.. WILLIAM PETTIT.
Apr.Cl,CO-tf Espy, Pa.
OltANGEVlLLE, COLUMBIA COUNTY. PA.
ROHR 31'IIENRY, Rroprluior.
This utM l:uowu House, havlii!! been ttiit In
thorough lepntr, is now opeii to the travelling
uuiic. inu uur is siotueu Willi iitu cuoicrfcl.
lunois and eliiars. unit tho tublu will be. at all
tlmes.Kiipplled with Ihodelicncics of Ihe season.
No pulUb will be spared to lusuiu the comlurlot
uiaugeviue, uec. It'. t'J-u.
P OltKB IIO T K L,
UL0OMH1JURO, COI.UMUIA COUNTV, l'A,
Iho underBluncd lias takrn tlila uill known
lloiiho, lately fecupfed by Ueorce W. Manger,
and I ma put It In llmrouKU repair with entirely
new lurtiltme, Ac, Kvtry attention will bopuUl
to tliotomfou and comrnlenceofuueHtH. Hit
bar alwuiH feunplli'd wllh tho heivt nniauuniand
cluaiB. T. lihNT. TAYLOR
WILLIAM BUTLER, Proprietor,
This House having been put In tlioroiicli rcixilr
Is now open fcr the rtccptlou of guests. No
jaiui win uu sjmrcu iu tiuuiv ihv iinitct eviu
urtoflha travelers. Toe Pioprieior solicits u
shifie of mibllo natronsKe. The bar will be
stocked at all tliuis with flue liquors and cigars.
III Iff i lit tilt If fulfil
I blnnio not that your eourngo failed,
That prudonco over love prevailed i
It seemed that we must walk together
Rough ways through wild and stormy we ilhor,
And you must havo smooth paths to I rend,
And skies nil cloudless overhead. '
Who was your choice, tho world will say.
That sees you fresh and fair to-diy
As in Iho sprlng-tlmo of your years,
Those h.czcl eyes uiidlmmed with tears,
Thai foieliend nil unllned wllh enr.,
Nor streaked with ti-jy that;hotnul hair.
Yet If you could havo dure.! to lay
Unr.ilteilnts hands In mine, nnd say,
"1 trust you si 111, nnr count tho cost I"
Soinelhlng, I doubt not, you had lost,
Yet found when nil wns told remain
To you and me soma larger gain.
Not loveless nor uuswcot my dnys j
I foil, nor miss somo meed of praKe;
Had you Leen with mo they had known
Tho grnco they lack, and thon hadst grown,
O weak but ptiro nnd tender heart;
To something nobler than thou art.
Ah 1 better had wo both been lnl.l
To res I forover, ero tho shade
Of that cold worldllncsshad Hindu
Division worso than death, nnd hade
Our souls bo pni fed evermore,
Sllll strangers on tho heavenly shore,
A PISTOL SHOxT
KU01I llli: IthCOLLFCTIOSH OF A 11USSIAN
11'mn the .Ytie Eclectic Muijminc
Oarrisoii lifu in a Rtii.sinn iirovlttcinl
town, which docs not possess a theatre,
not oven a bad one, is, you may tako
my word for It, very insipid and mono
tonous; in tlio morning, parades, two
hours in tlio riding school; at noon, a
frugal dinner at tlio regimental mess,
or perhaps nt a miserable restaurant;
and at night, cards and bowling, voila
tout, 'llicro was not a singlo family to
extend their hospitalities to us. We
treated each other at tho wino and beer
bhop, and saw nothing of God's beauti
ful world but our own green uniforms,
Tlicro was but ono person, who was
not in tlio servico, who associated witii
u?, a man perhaps forty years of ago.
His varied Information won for him a
certain authority among us, but his
sharp toiiguo and stem character did
not favorably impress tho young offi
cers. A certain mystery surrounded
him: ho looked like a truo Russian,
and yet had a foreign namo; iio had
served in tho army, ho said, but why
lio had iiulttod tho servico so early and
withdrawn to such wretched quarters
as Wologda, whero life was both ex
pensive and tedious, ho novor explain
ed. No matter how bad tho weather,
ho always went on foot, enveloped iu a
black worn-out paletot. For us officers
ho always kept an open table; thcro
were, indeed, only two or thrco dishes,
which his body servant and factotum
prepared with very moderate skill, but
as amends therefor, thcro was always
an abundanco of Burgundy and Cham
pagne, No ono know his circumstances
or ids menus of support, and no one
veu tilled to ask hitu; all Inquiries were
repelled by hist-tern aspect. Hisllbrary
consisted for tlio mcst part of military
works, besides tho romaucos of Gogol
and TurdcnjclV which hu willingly lent
without ever asking fur them again, as
ho himself never returned a borrowed
His only occupation was pistol prac
tice and tho walls of his room were
pierced with holes liko tho interior of a
beehivo. A lino collection of beautiful
nnd costly pistols formed tho only dee
oration of hi room, and ills accuracy
In shooting was to great that each of us
would havo allowed him to shoot an
upplofrom our epaulettes without any
hesitation. Although wo often talked
about duels, Sylvio so ho was called
nover took part In tho conversation,
mid If any ono asked him if ho had
ever fought, ho would curtly answer In
tho afllrinatlvo without further remark;
but it was observed that tho question
wns irksomo to him ; wo all therefore
camo to tho conclusion that ills cou
sclenco, perhaps, tortured him, his dex
terity having probably led to fatal ro
FUlts. In no event would any of us havo
taken him fur a coward, as iu this caso
ills 'deportment forbado tho suspicion.
It was for this reason that the following
occurence created no littlo astonish
ment. About (en of us wero Inking supper
ono evening with Silvio; there was
hard drinking as usual, and after bup
per wo insisted upon our host being
banker. Ho nt first politely declined,
but finally yielding to tho wishes of his
guests, ho throw fifty ducats on tho ta
ble, while- wo seated ourselves around
It, and tho play began. Ho continued,
as usual, to play silently. Sylvio had
never been noted ns a generous player,
and ho was rcmarkablo iu always refus
ing to givo any explanation ; if ho had
over mado a mlstako to tlio disadvan
tage of n player, ho paid him without
any hesitation ; his own winnings lie
always noted on the tablo with a plcco
of chalk, ns was his well known custom.
But to-night thero was a young officer
iu company who had lately Joined tho
regiment, nnd did not know ofSylvio's
peculiarities. This now comer played
wildly; ho tmu!o a hot nud lost. Syl
vio hdzed his chalk, nud marked it
down on tho tablo. Tho lieutenant as
tonished, begged nit explanation but as
u-unl Sylvio went on quietly dealing;
tho lieutenant rubbed out (ho tally
from tho table. Willi the greatest calm
ness, Sylvio renewed it.
llfaled with wino nnd excited by
play nud tho laughter of his comrades ;
nnd Imagining himself insulted by
Sylvio, tho lieutenant suddenly seized
a candlestick from tho table, and hurl
ed it with blind passion at our host ; ho
skillfully avoided It, nnd arose pale
with wrath and with llamlng eyes,
while- nil of us kept an embarrassed si
lence. "Leno tho room, sir!" ho cried "and
bo thankful that It Is I to whom you
lmvo done this."
Tho lieutenant Immediately uroie
nud with tho words: "If you feel your
self insulted, Sylvio, I am nt your ser
vice," ho departed.
FBIDAY, MAY 13, 1870."
Wo did not for a moment doubt but
that this scono would havo fatal con
sequences, and wonlready regarded our
CDinrndo ns n dead man. Wo played
only n short tlmo longer; for whon wo
saw that our host was giving no moro
attention to tho gamo, wo broko up nnd
went home, speaking of nothing but
tlio vacancy which would soon exist In
Tho noxt morning as wo met lu tho
riding school wo inked each other, "Is
tho lieutenant still all vo?" But, behold
tho man camo In as fredi as over. To
our astonishment, ho had received no
ehallengo from Sylvio.
With nuzzled minds wo then visited
Sylvio, and found him in his court
yard, sending ball after ball through n
card which ho had nailed up ngniint
tho stable door. Ho received us as If
nothing had happened, and wns silent
about yesterday's occurrence. This
conduct on tho part of Sylvio caused
him to fall In tho estimation of tho offi
cers ; for tho lack of personal eourngo Is
deemed inexcusablo by military men,
among whom to bo brave is tho first
virtue. This unpleasant affair was,
however, gradually forgotten, and Syl
vlo recovered his former Influence aud
position in our circle. I, alone, could
not indueo myself to regard him witli
my former feelings, Before this event
my imagination had drawn mo to this
man, who appeared to boa mystery,
and I think that ho, too, preferred mo
to all tho rest, for ngalnst me ho nover
Indulged in sarcasm as ho often did
witli my comrades, but always treated
mo with great sincerity.
But nftcr this occurrence, I never
could banish tho thought that his honor
was stained. I could not look him fully
in tho face as formerly. Silvio's oyes
wero too sharp not to observo this; It
pained him, and it seemed to mo that
on boveral occasions ho tried to bring
about an explanation, but I evaded it
becausoitwas painful Jo mo, mid so at
last ho desisted.
Dwellers in largo cities can hardly
understand what a sensation tho most
trilling alfalr makes inn small town.
Thus tho arrival of tho malls throws a
small town In commotion. Rvnro
weunesuny ana Friday tho headquar
ters or our regiment was filled with
ouicers, one expecting money from
home, another lottors, and uuothor
newspaper), which soon becamo com
mon property and wero dovoured with
eagerness. They usually broko the seals
of their letters on tho spot, and shared
tlio contents with their comrades. Svl
vlo also received his letters in our mall
bag, and ono day ho received ono which
ho broko open with great impatience
Ills eyes kindled as they glanced over
it; but as every ono was occupied with
ills own matters, his excitement was
"Gentleman," ho cried with an ex
cited tone, "I shall leave hero lo-nMit.
I therefore beg you to honor moat noon
with your corjpany for tho last tlmo,
And you, too, captain," ho said, turn
ing to mo. "I shall count on you."
bowed silently, and ho departed. We
dispersed, with tho understanding that
we would meet at noon at his rooms.
At tho appointed hour I went there,
and found my comrades already lissom
mtii. wo went to dinner, and our
agreoablo host, to day almost nervously
cheerful, soon infected us all with his
gay humor and tho corks ilew, tho wino
glasses wero filled and emptied moro
rapidly every moment, nnd wo all
wished the departing ono good luck on
his Journey. Ho took a friendly leave
of ench of his guests, and as I was also
about to pay my respects, hu detained
mo. "I beg you to stay n few moments,
I havo something to say to you ulone."
I remained. Wo sat down in silence
on his divan, smoking our chibouques,
Sylvlo's gaiety had disappeared, his
face was deathly pale, but his oyes glow
ed through tlio cloud of smoko which
ho blow from him. So ho continued
for n few minutes, when ho at hist
broko tlio sllonco which was becoming
painful uud disagreeable,
"Between us an explanation is neces
sary," ho began in a hoarse, falteritig
voico; "for tho opinion of tho rest I
euro very little, but I liko you, and J
do not wish to depart leaving you un
der a false Impression. You wero cer
tainly surprised that 1 did not call that
swaggerer to account, Is It not truo?
And was that not also tho reason why
you withdrew from mo? You will ob
serve, captain, I could easily Justify
my conduct on tho ground of magna
nimity, but I nover lio! Hnd I been
in a position to meet him without any
risk on my part, had my own llfo been
exposed to no danger, I certainly should
not havo presented him with his."
Fairly shocked by such cynical can
dor, I stared at him. I had cortnlnly
not expected such an avowal from him.
"You look astonished," ho continued;
"but I was forced to net so. I hnd no
right to expeso my life, for six years
ago I received a blow on tho faco, nnd
ho who gavo It Is still living."
Jly astonishment Increased.
"And did not fight nftor such an in
sult V" I earnestly asked.
"Does nu lusuperablo object keep you
from your enemy'."1
"Oh I I fought him and hero Is tho
proof." Ho took from a box an old
hussar cap, which was perforated Just
nbovo whero tho forehead would bo
when It was on. "Attend. I belonged
to tho Czar's own regiment, In which I
was always accustomed to bo first ; anil
as then it was tho fashion toblusteraud
bully. I was tho greatest In tlio regl
picnt. Hard drinking was considered
glorious, and I vanquished tho until
Dolgourcky, who was noted for his ca
pacity. Duels took pluco every day in
our regiment, and I was concerned In
all of them, either as principal or sec
ond, so that my comrades esteemed mo
highly, but our colonel regarded mo ns
nu unmitigated evil to tho regiment.
I was already reposiugproudlyon theso
liuuols, when a young Count was trans
ferred to our corps. I havo never been
amiiti moro favored by fortuno. Youth
Intelligence nud bcuuty, wero united In
him, with great wealth. You, can linag
Ino what position ho soon gained in our
olrclo, I felt tlmt my throno was bo-
Kiniuiig io loner, tiio i:ount soon
heard my nnmo montloncd everywhere;
If tho talk was of a wild, mud adven
ture, It was I who had led It; ho bj
camo desirous to mako my acquaintance,
ho sought my friendship: but I, Jealous
of my presumed rival, in tho character
of n lion, coldly repelled him. He
took tho repulse In good humor, but I,
feeling Injured, began to hate lilm.
This troubled him little; but his suc
cess among my comrade-), and with tho
ladles, set me almost wild. I sought
to fix n quarrel ou him.biit ho remained
calm, answering my nttaeks with still
wittier ions mots, nnd laughed mo
down ; and, what was worst or all, ho
had oil tho laughers on his sldo. At
last at a ball, which a nobleman In our
neighborhood gave to our ganison, I
could restrain my hatred no longer. I
saw him ihero ngain.lho petted darling
of nil tho ladies, and especially of tho
lady of tho bouso, with whom I con-
Biucred myself tho favorite. I could
stand It no longer, and durtntr a uua-
drlllo I whispered n brutal Insult In his
ear. Tills indeed ho could not answer
with a witticism, nnd ho struck mo In
the faco. Several ladies fainted witli
terror: tlioy separated us and wu both
left tho ball-room.
"I stood at tho rendezvous, awaiting
with impatience my tletested enemy.
He camo loltoring up with his seconds,
hlssabro dangling from his shoulder,
and carelessly eating cherries. The
seconds loaded tlio weapons.and stepped
off tho distance. Iliad the first shot,
but my heart beat so violently that I
felt no longer certain of my aim. I
said that I would forego my advantage;
and as my antagonist did not onposo It.
lots were drawn and fortunodeclarcd for
him. Ho took a short aim, and his
ball perforated my cap hero. Now it
was my turn. I eagerly scanned his
face, with n hope of seeing symptoms
of fear in vain! Ho continued quietly
eating hi) cherries, nnd shooting tho
stones toward me. This self-posjcsion
only embittered me tho more. What
is tho uso of killing u man, I thought,
who cares so littlo about life? A wick
cd thought struck me. I lowered my
ljistolo nud cried; 'I fear, Count, that
you nro not ready yet to meet God ; as
you relish your breakfast so wonder
fully, I will wait till you have fin
ished.' "Oh, you do not disturb mo iu the
least! Do ns you pleaso. You havo
the right to shoot at mo, and you may
fire sooner or later, ns you please; It is
indifferent to me.'
"Did you hear that?" I said turn
lug to tho seconds. 'If It is Indifferent
to this gentleman whether I Uro sooner
or later, then I will not shoot to-day.'
"Tho meeting was over. I resiguod
from tho regiment, and camo to this
place. But overy day I thought of my
rovenge; to-day it has come nt Inst."
Ho drew n letter from his pocket
which ho had received in tho morning.
"I nin Informed that a certain person
lias lately married a young and beau
tiful woman, witli whom ho Is madly
In love. You suspect who tho person
U? This very day I will go to him, ami
willconvinco myself whether ho can
look death so smilingly in tho faco as
when lie ale the cherries."
Wi'h these words, ho sprang up and
paced tho room witli hurried steps, liko
a tiger in his cage. Tho servant an
nounced that all wns ready. Sylvio
pressed my hand and sprang into the
carriage which contained but two
pieces of baggage, his portmanteau and
plstol-caic. Ho drove off at full xpeod.
Years passed on. T heard no more
of Sylvio nnd had nearly forgotten
him. I had long quitted tho Hcrvice,
which brought mo no laurels or pro
motion, nml was living on my .small
estato In tho tohilrw'scheu deimrt-
ment. Although I attended to my
own ninilrs, which consumed a irreat
deal of my time, I still had many ldlo
hours, when I missed the intercourse
of my former life. But what was most
difficult to accustom myself to. was tho
loneliness ot the long winter nights.
Up to dinner-time, I killed tho day
tolerably well! I went over tho fields,
talKcd to my Daillffs, inspected the now
buildings, Ac, but when tho tho sun
went down, I did not knem what
to do with mysolf. Tho few books
which I had found in tho chests
and cupboards had been read throng!
long ago. I had heard to weariness
tho fables and ghost stories of mv old
housekeeper lClroIowa, nud tho bongs
of tho peasants mado mo tad! and so In
moments of despair, I oven resorted to
drinking. But that unfortunately gavo
mo tho headache, nud I was also afraid
of becoming ndrunknrd, iho worst fate
of all. 1 had no near neighbors, so I
hit upon tho plan of dining lato and
going early to bed, I thus lengthened
thodays, and shortened tho long nights.
Four worsts distant from my estate
was situated tho castle or Count Bel
onskey, uufortunately inhabited at
that tlmo only by tho castellan: tlio
Countess had been thcro but once, for a
month during tho first year of her
marriage. In tho second spring of my
tedious" country life, n rumor sproad
all at oucu that tho beautiful Countess
would pass the summer with her hus
band ut the eastlo, and, In fact, at tho
beginning of Juno thoy both arrived.
Tho arrival of a rich neighbor lu tho
country, whero ovory ouo suffers from
ennui, Is an event of vast Importance
a world-shaken occurence. The noblo
families of tho neighborhood, tliolv ser
vants, and tho peasants, could speak of
nothing elso for two mouths before tho
arrival of tho Count, aud for three
months ufter his departure; indeed, I
must confess that tho intelligence- of tho
arrival of tho noblo pair made my blood
run quicker also: I burned with curi
osity to boo them, On thu very first
Sunday, I set out to pay my respects to
A gold-laced lackey lu hnudsomu liv
ery conducted mo to the Count's eabl.
not, which was furnished with tho most
tasteful elegance Along tho wall ex
tended ix row of largo book-cases, each
ono adorned wiUut bronzo bust of tho
author whose books it contained; over
tho marble mantle was a wide mirror,
and the iloor was covered with Turkish
DEM. - - - VOL XXXIV - NO. 12.
and Persian cirpot. I hnd boon so lung
unaccustomed lu my littlo villngo to seo
such n display or wealth, that I must
admit It to my shiune, I felt embarrass
ed by It. With tho agitation orncoun
tryman approaching tho minister with
ti petition and desiring un nudloncc, I
awaited tho coming of my distinguished
neighbor. Tho door opened, nud a man
of about thlrty-llve, with a noblo and
handsome countenance, entered the
room. Ho approach d mo frankly nnd
courteously, as I uttered a few words of
excuse for taking tlio liberty ; but ho
Interrupted mo at once: "No eompll
infills, neighbor." We sat down, nnd
Ids gay and unconstrained manner
quickly bnnlshed my timidity, and I
began to be myself again. Tho Count
rsi now camo In, nnd all my embarrass
ment returned. The Count Introduced
me, mid Iho two, In order to glvo me
tlmo, conversed together rrcely, and
treated mo like an old acquaintance. In
mo meanwhile 1 fiponcd thu books on
too table, looked at the pictures on the
wall, ono or which especially nttracled
my attention. It represented n Swiss
landscape; but it was not the scono
which tlio artist had painted, nor Ills
skill which drew my gaze, but u mark
In tho canvas mado by two bullets, ono
roiling on tho other. "That was n won
derful shot, Count!" I cried,
"Yis, and thero is a remarkable cir
cumstances connected with it. Are you
n good siiot?
"I urn sure of hitting thouco of hearts
at thirty pnecs."
"Really?" cried tho Countci-s. "That
shows great skill. Can you do it,
"Thcro wa- a lime, when I was in
practice-; but I havo not touched a pis
tol for fivo years,"
"Then I will wager that you cannot
hit the card at twenty paces. Such dex
terity requires daily practice. Tho
best shot that I kuow cut dally three
bullets ou tho edgo of a kniro; If ho saw
a lly on tho wall Ah, younrosmllling,
gracious Countess, but I assure you that
It is tho exact truth."
"Ah ? What was the man's namo?"
"Sylvio, your Excellency."
"Have you known him?" cried tho
Count, springing from hlschalr. "Have
you known him? You have known
"Why should I not? Wo were friends;
ho lived JnWologda as my comrade.
But for fivo years I have heard nothinir
orhlm. You then also nro acquainted
"Yes, I was. And if you wero a
friend of his, ho has certainly told you
of a curious story."
"Ah, ha, you mean the blow ho onco
"I do. Did ho tell you tho namo of
"No, ycur Excellency."
Struck by a sudden thornlit. I enzed
nt tho Count. "Could it possibly havo
"It was, and tho bulletaln the picture
there tiro the last memorial of him."
"I beg yu, Wasll, do not tell that
story; I e.tnnot bear to hear It."
"But I must, Nadejda. This gentlo-
man knows that I once Injured ids
friend; lio m ust also learn how henvenir-
ed himself. It Is fivo years airo slnco
we wero married. Our honeymoon was
passed at this castle. I had ridden out
ono evening with tho Countess, and was
returning homo, when her horse sud
denly reared, and would not go further.
Sho became frightened, sprang off, and
tlirownig me tho bridle, went homo on
foot. 'What can bo tho matter with the
animal?' sho said; 'it is usually so
quiet and gentle. I almost fear that
tome misfoi tune is awaiting us at homo.
I laughed her out or it, ns I wentbesldo
her, leading herhorso by tlio bridle uu
til wo reiched tho castle. I noticed a
strango dioiK'iiko in tho court yard, nnd
inquired lo whom it belonged. 1 wus
told that it belonged to n gentleman
wiio iiad declined to give Ids name, aud
who was awaiting mo in ilia cabinet. I
went there. In the corner sat lone-
bearded man covered with dust, I (raz
ed at him Inqulrlucly, I
"You 'do not recognise me, Count ?" '
"t-ylvioll' I confess that my h-dr
stood on end.
"It Is my turn now ! ho growled,
drawing n pistol out of his case. 'Are
you ready now ?'
"I silently bowod, acknowledging
his right, and mo.wuriug off ten paces,
1 placed myself lu that corner, praying
h Im to end it quickly before my wife
suouid come in.
"I cannot see distinctly. Order lights
to bo brought."
"I rang, and thoy brought what be
required. I placed myself for tho esc-
ond tlmo In position. Ho took aim. I
counted tlio seconds. Perhaps a min
ute passed it 6ecmed liko a century to
mo. Ho said : 'No, I don't liko this.
I am not accustomed to firo at an un
armed man; wo will thercforo begin
nnlow. Come. let us draw for tho first
"I wns bowlldcred. I bollovo that I
resisted, nt first ; but lots wero drawn
from his perforated cap. I hnd again
the first shot.
"You havo oxcollent luck, my dear
Count,' ho said with a smilo which I
Hindi nover forget. Thou, I know not
how It happonoil, I shot, and instoad of
my opponent, struck that picture tlioro.
Tho faco of tho Count licctmo dcoply
Hushed, whllu that of the Countess grew
"Sylvio now raised his pistol," thu
Count continued, "ami his manner
told mo that this tlmo I had no pity to
expect. Tho door nil at onco oncnod.
nnd NadiJJa rushed iu with a cry, and
inruw iiorseti on my breast. Her pros-
onco restored mv sell-nossesdon. I
broko out Into n guy laugh : 'Silly one,'
I said, 'do you not boo that wo nro only
In tun? Thero Is a wniier noudlnu.
How can you bu such a coward ? Go
drink u glass of water, and eomo back
again, I will Introduce you to nu old
"Sho looked anxiously and doubtlinr-
ly ut mo. "I udjuro you by your soul'n
future wolfuro,' sho said, turnlm; to
Sylvio, 'Is this only sport?"
"uortainiy, beautiful Countess.' said
Sylvio, snccrUigly, 'nothing but moro
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ler year for Iho first two lines, add 11.00 for each
sport. Your husband one flue evening
struck mo In tho faco out of sport I To
day, again out of spo't, he missed his
shota second time; there Is the ball In
tended for mo In the picture. Now I
Intend having somo si.ort myself.'
"With these words, bo lnltied ids
pistol to tho level of my heart. With
u loud scream,- Nadejda threw herself
weeping at his feel.
"Are you not nslinmedV I cried to
htm, at this sight. ".Sliodt and tiiukoan
end of ll!"
"No," ho said, uncocking his pistol,
'! havo seen you tronibliVou nro afraid
"With this ho went In tho door, but
on tho threshold ho turned toward
this picture, cocked Ids pistol, nnd
without taking aim, fired. That I
might bo sure of his unerring aim, he
had driven his bullet upon mine. My
peoplo dldnotdnro to detain him; lu
dumb terror, thoy let him depirt. I
havo never seen Sylvio since; ho re
entered the servico, nnd fell, as I havo
heard, ut Sevastopol."
Punchinello, a lively New York
comic paper punches at the Indian Pol
icy of tlio administration in this stylo:
Commissioner Piegan, of Montana,
submits the outline of u treaty with
tho Indians, which embraces the fol
lowing provisions (tho embracing of
provisions being strictly in character:)
1. No Infant under three months of
ago, aud no old man over ouo hundred
and ten, to be killed by either party In
All women to bo killed on sight.
Where tlio small-pox Is raging, tho
field to be left to tho Small-Pox.
2. Presents to Indians to consist
chiefly ofarms.ammunitioti and whisky.
!). Liquor-sellers and apostles to bo
encouraged on equal terms.
I. Amateur sportsmen to bo warned
against killing Indians during tho
C. Quakers and Vincent Collyer to bo
assigned to duty nt Washington.
0. Four months notice to bo given of
nny intended attack on a Whito camp.
7. In scalping a lady, tho rights of
property in waterfall nnd switch to be
8. Declarations of lovo (during a
campaign) to bo submitted iu writing.
u. Tlio usual atrocities to bo observed
by both parties.
10. Hostilities to terminato when tho
last Indian lays down his tomahawk,
(to tako a drink,) unless sooner shot by
his white brethren, or removed to a
now reservation by tho small-pox.
Action on this treaty is expected to
tako place In about ton years.
Cleaning Coat Collars. For clean
ing coat collars and all woolen goods,
wo recommend thosoap treo bark,whlclt
can bo procured nt tho drug stores.
Break a plcco about two inches square
Into small bits, and pour over it half a
plntofboilling water; let it stand an
hour or two, then spongo tho collar well
with tho liquor : a second sponging with
elear water will clean It nicely. Both
washing aud rinsing water should bo
h warm as for flannel. Wo have, by
itsitig this bark, washed black and bluo
Empress cloths successfully, and havo
cleaned hair cloth chairs which hud
been soiled by contact with tlio head.
At a very .successful eeanco In Cincin
nati tlio other night, n man burst into
tears when tlio medium described very
accurately a tall, bluo-eyedsplrltstand-Ingbyhim,
with light sldo whiskers
and his hair parted lu tho middle. "Do
you know him?" inquired a man at ids
kldo, in a sympithetlc whisper. "Know
him 'i I guess I do," replied tlio un
happy man, wiping his eyes. "Ho w as
engaged to my vvlfo. If hohad't a dloJ
ho would havo been her husband Iu-
stead of me. Oh George, Qeorgo," ho
murmured, In u voice choked with emo
tion, "why, why did you peg out?"
Alludino to tho extreme modo3ty
of General Geo. II. Thomas, tho In
dianapolis Journal says ho was so in
different to all tho "pomp and elrcuui-
stanco of war," that though inado a
Major General on April 23th, ho had
no stars on his coat until after the
battle of fitoiia River,-eight months
afterward j and liny wero put on by
tho htratcgy of his servant at tho In
stigation of somo member of the
General's staff. Ho wore his Colonel's
coat until tho moment of taking com
mand at Mill Spring though ho bad
been a Brigadier General six months.
It took the best tioverninont tho
world over saw, 11 vo years to pay tho
men who captured Jefferson Davis
what it promised them for that Job,aud
thou they wero cheated out of "a good
sharo.of it, mid tho officers got tho bal
ance. Ono younir soldier in Wisconsin.
who was In that crowd has been cal
culating on Ids ohuro of tlio reward to
set him up In business, aud when ho
got It, nfter paying ills lawyer ho had
Just enough to buy a bushel or second
A Baltimoro man offered to bet
money that he could fill a liglitod kero
sene lamp. Ho filled tho lamp and a
six-loot coffin, and now tho man ho
hot with wants the widow to pay the
debt. Or courso tho widow cannot bo
held responsible for acts committed by
her husband, when Insane, as a man
must bo to commit such an act.
IClioiiili: young bachelor making
call "Well, Master Fred, you dou't
know who I inn."
Too candid young hopeful "Oh but
I do though! You'ro tho chap that ma
says would mako such a good catch
Josh iIillinos on preaching: "I al-
ways udvlso short sermons, especially
on a hot Sunday. If n minister knnt
strike iio in -10 minutes, ho hits either
got a poor gimlet, or else ho Is boring
In tho wrong placo."
Kstaulihh yourself on tho broad and
sound basis of integrity! conduct your
business with Intelligence and Judg